Can a 10 wk old chihuahua puppy have a stroke?

Question by Lyn: Can a 10 wk old chihuahua puppy have a stroke?
My sisters puppy just started acting weird… It’s head was hanging to one side and it couldn’t walk… It just rolled across the floor a few times…. That was about 15 minutes ago and now she is walking and acting normal…. Could it have been a stroke?

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Answer by Roushed2
theres no reason why it couldnt.

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    Pamela P May 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Absolutely, but it sounds to me like a seizure. It is not uncommon for dogs to have a seizure disorder. Take her to a vet.

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    crastinator88 May 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Maybe it was a seizure.

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    Brad B May 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    sorry. yes.

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    mysuki May 25, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Yes and they can have seizures. If this continues your sister needs to the puppy to the vet..

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    oneawsomekittymom May 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    It sounds like a seizure. That puppy needs some bloodwork done, it has a disorder, can be anything from diabetes to Epilepsy.

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    boxerpitk9 May 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I wouldn’t be as concerned about it having a stroke (as strokes USUALLY do not affect young puppies). I would be more concerned that he may have had a little hypoglycemic seizure, possibly caused by a drop in his blood sugar (this is common in very tiny breeds). Give him something to eat to bring his blood sugar back to normal.
    If your sister feeds him dry food, tell her to put water over the food to soften it for him. Sometimes little tiny puppies have a hard time consuming enough food if they are forced to eat dry food only because they end up tiring themselves out by trying to work so hard at chewing it up. The food is easier to eat if it is softened for him. Also, at 10 weeks old he should be eating 3 times a day.
    Hope this helps!
    J. Smith
    Animal Control Officer

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    Kit_kat May 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    sounds like hypoglycemia this is common in chis.
    Give the dog honey directly in the mouth. add a teaspoon in the drinking water. 1 teaspoon to about 2 cups water.
    As soon as possible have the dog examined by the vet and talk to them about getting nutrical

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