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Cold weather makes my dog dizzy and fall down

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Shaunie, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Shaunie

    Shaunie Puppy

    Hi everyone I am new here and was just wondering if anyone else dog does this? She is asthmatic, and had gone to the vet they tested her heart and everything looked good so they said it is the cold air making it hard to breath and she gets dizzy. She will be outside for less than 5 min, its very cold here today its 18 out and she goesto the bathroom by the time we are at the door to go back inside she's coughing.a few steps back in the house she starts swaying back and forth and coughing and falls down ahes fully alert and freaked out when this happens. She pops right back up but will lay in the couch or her bed for a while because shes scared. This happens when its really cold outside and she comes back into the heat. And it happens once in the summerwhen she was over excited jumping and running.if you have a dog with asthma have they had episodes like this? My vet said it's more scary than serious but if it happens more regularly and once in a while or if it stops being weather related to do more testing. I always try and catch her so she doesn't hurt herself.
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Welcome! Did the vet give her anything for the asthma?
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They told me to see an Internist if Tonka's asthma becomes more problematic. Do you have one of those hoodies for your dog? I would try to put a scarf or something over her mouth to keep her warmer when she goes outside. Experiment with whatever she would tolerate. If she doesn't breathe in the cold air it would be better, I think?
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    My Vet. told me steroids are the treatment for asthma. Is she on a low dose of steroids? May I ask where you live? I think I'd go to a Veterinary School Hosp. if I lived near a good one.

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