Monday, February 6, 2012

Note from Tonya

Sorry I haven't posted since last week (it may have even been two weeks ago), Sammy has been sick, and he was at the vet friday and saturday last week, so I haven't really had time to make a new post or take some proper pictures of him. We think he okay now, but for a while there we were really worried. On monday last week, he began to act sick, he didn't have a lot of energy, wasn't eating a lot and seemed to be more clingy to us than normal.

Then on tuesday, wednesday, and thursday he began to randomly have these attacks where he would whine really loud, stand frozen like a statue and look around widely for minutes at time, with no way of stopping or comforting him. Perhaps whining isn't even the right word, it was more of a horrible, painful, and very loud screech; it was a sound that I had never heard him make before, and needless to say, with these attacks coming at random times during the day, it freaked me out.

So on friday we took him to the vet, and he even started whining in the car, but once we got to the vet he would not whine at all, and seemed to be completely normal (which made us look like we were the crazy owners that were imagining things). The vet took some x-rays and kept him until saturday, but found nothing, and he continued to act normal (again making us look pretty stupid ;)). So the vet sent Sammy home with some meds and he has been doing good ever since. But we are still watching him closely, to make sure he continues to get better.

I will try to get a proper post up this week, thanks for your patience!


  1. Oh dear! Poor Sammy!! And poor you! That sounds really worrying. Glad to hear that he seems to be recovering - hope he is his old self again soon!

    Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane

  2. I do hope Sammy is much improved. It is always distressing when our much loved Cavaliers appears to be experiencing pain and discomfort.

    I always monitor my wee Kirra as she is my devoted and faithful companion.

  3. Have you ever discussed Syringomyelia or Chiari malformations with your vet? Both are conditions that affect Cavaliers and can cause head and neck pain, and the behaviour you mentioned in your post. Best of luck, and I hope Sammy feels better!