I have a 6 week old puppy that started having seizures and foaming at the mouth. She's been acting really strange. She will run into a wall and then turn around and run straight into another one. I know she's not blind because when I played with her she kept up with the toy.She loves to hide in dark places but I figured she was scared and was looking for a den. She acted a little agressive but that is to be expected in a wolf mix. Wolves tend to act defensive until they feel like they are apart of your pack and they understand you are the leader. I talked to the vet and they checked for rabies but it turned out negative. I've been waiting a few days for some answers but no one has given me any information. I would really appreciate any help at all.
How did your vet test your dog for rabies? - Last time I checked, there is only 1 way to test an animal for rabies. ... and lets just say, its not good. I have a french bulldog that has seizures. During the seizure, he foams at the mouth, loses control of his bladder. After each seizure, he can not see for up to 10 min. I hold him so he doesnt get hurt bumping into things. After a string of seizures - he sometimes gets very aggressive for a few days after.
Sadly they had to put her down apparently to check for the rabies. The vet was pretty worried because she had bit me on the hand the night before this started happening. I'm just looking for some answers because what was told to me wasn't good enough. I just feel like I need an answer, anything to give me a little bit of closure. I don't know how most feel about their animals but once I had her in my arms she became apart of my family. Like I said before, anything to help me understand what was wrong with her will help.
Did you get the rabies report back yet? Was she ever vaccinated for rabies? I would just be sick to find out she was put down for seizures. :-(
I did some volunteer work with a wolf sanctuary a few years ago, and learned a great deal about wolves and wolf hybrids. They're in the same black hole similar to pit bulls. Stuck with a bad reputation and generally purchased by idiots who only want a "bad arse" dog. (No, I can tell you aren't one of those!) There is a nice little market going for wolves and hybrids, and the people who breed these animals are less than decent. They're just serving market demand and could give a rat's behind about the animals.
The fact is that the more wolf genes there are in a dog, the more unsuitable it will be to family life with humans. That's not to say there aren't many success stories, but it takes a great deal of knowledge and compromising of everything you ever thought you knew about dogs to make the relationship a succesful one. Wolves and hybrids can rarely be housebroken. The genetic need to mark territory is too strong. Same thing with digging in the yard and digging out of the yard to travel. They MUST have those basic needs satisfied and you generally won't be able to stop it. Plenty of room to run and roam is a basic necessity.
OK, I'm off my soap box. End of wolf lecture for the reading masses. :-)
Please post back and let us know the results of the rabies test. I'm so sorry for you both.
She did not have rabies, which is the biggest part of why I'm asking questions. I have had one wolf before and I know how they act being new to the family, and having been taken out of the pack that they were born in. Her first puppy shots were scheduled a few days after we arrived home with her. :,(
When they are young they will test you, whether it's by growling at you, snapping at you, or biting you, sometimes even ignoring you. What I do to show that I am the pack leader is pinch one of it's ears, every time I did that he (my old wolf) would lay down on the ground and whine to show he was submissive. It's not harmful and that technique worked very well. Even when he was older he never tested me, but on rare occasion just as a reminder I would pinch his ear. He didn't know what if anything was wrong, but it was a reminder to him that I was pack leader. With my family he was just fine and viewed himself below us. We never had any problems. He was a wonderful, loyal and yes spoilt animal. I agree no one should get a wolf or a wolf hybrid unless they have good experience. All for the fact that they do NOT act anything like dogs. And if it is not brought up properly it could wind up being fatal. One of the most important things about getting a wolf cub is to spend plenty of time with it. If you don't spend time with it and let it feel it is a part of your pack and that YOU are the leader. It will view itself as an outcast and have hardly anything to do with you, which is very very dangerous. Especialy a hybrid because you have the timid part of the wolf with the forwardness of a dog which means most likely they will bite out of fear. It's very important to know what you're doing when you get a wolf, no matter how cute the pup may be.
The reason the vet put Harley down was because the night before she bit me drawing blood, and she showed enough rabies symptoms that made them worried. Ex, she was running into walls, seizures, foaming at the mouth, and she wasn't blind but would not pay attention to certain things and would wander aimlessly. All except for her being defensive to me was not normal even for a wolf. She was scared and trying to defend herself. I new why she bit me, all she new is that she had been taken out of her pack where she was safe and she was with someone new, different, and strange to her. I pinched her ear and she whined and layed down. After the 3rd time she didn't try to bite me at all. She was completely submissive but still on her gaurd, and we could tell that she still didn't view herself as part of the pack yet. I'm just upset and like I stated previously I just feel like I need closure. Thank you for your sympothy.
Thank you for your help. I will look it up. Even though there is nothing I can do now, I'm hoping the information I receive will help me in the future, or maybe even help someone else. It was really hard to go through, especaily being clueless about it all, and wondering if ther was anything I could do. I wasn't able to save Harely but if this situation does happen to occur again, or if someone needs help with a simalar problem I hope to be able to help. Thank you very much.
I searched for that disease on a seach engine and it never brought anything up. It's very likely that it isn't a real disease and was just made up for the book. However I might be wrong. But thank you anyway for trying to help, it was worth a shot. :)
oh my gosh this is so sad. i just found this while searching to see if anyone else had expereicned my problem. my little husky puppy showed the exact same symptoms. looking like she was possed,lockjaw, fits,running into walls. It is tetanus that causes this.very rare in dogs but common in horses. your little one could of been cured if had been diagnosed correctly. :-( i also thought rabies at fiurst but there is really no rabies in the uk other than in bats,and my little one hadnt come into contact with a bat.
Our pitbull had puppies 2 died already n I'm hoping its not happening again. This once vibrant puppy has taken a turn for the worst already he's foaming at the mouth n not eating. I'm epileptic so I'm hoping this is not what he has but I have noticed some similarities. Is it to early to have our puppy checked by a vet? What do we do?
i had a puppy that was not quite 6 months old, i had wormed him and his sisters and brother sunday morning, then on monday he started to go down hill. not wanting to eat and go out and play with every one else. then tuesday morning about 2:30 am , he started seizuing and foaming around the mouth, he was like that for over an hour . he started calming down some but still seizing until about 4:30 am. he howled out and then relaxed, he started gasping for breath and then at 5:00 am he died. we think it is a possiblity that he may have had areaction to the worming medication. but he has had that same worming medicine before when he was younger. he is the only one who has done this. i just what to know if this was a possible poisoning of something i haven't heard of?
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