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1st January 2009, 12:57 PM
w:xfngr:orryed about my arnie hes been acting strange for two days now:eek: he keeps on looking around as if hes chaseing a fly and biteing the air hes eyes are rolling about . going two take him two the vets on saterday

1st January 2009, 03:12 PM
oh no, maybe someone on here has seen this behavior before. I've never seen "fly catching", but I've heard of it.
I hate that you have to wait. Is there no vet open today for you?

1st January 2009, 04:14 PM
Please try and get him to an emergency vets - I really don't think this is something you should leave, esp with his eyes rolling like that. :eek:

It could be some kind of seizure activity, or possibly vestibular syndrome - see http://www.vetspecialists.co.uk/06_Animal_Welfare/Neurology_Facts/Vestibular_Syndrome.html

More about Flycatchers syndrome here http://www.cavalierhealth.org/flycatchers.htm

The flycatcher's-affected Cavalier appears to be watching imaginary flies buzzing in front of its face and then trying to bite the flies. Some affected dogs may compulsively chase their tails or act as if their ears or paws are irritated. Episodes may last for several hours, and in severe cases, constantly.

Sorry to scare you but this really is not something you should be leaving...I'm sure the welfare of your Cavalier is top priority.

1st January 2009, 10:55 PM
I hope Arnie will be okay. Thinking of you :flwr:.

3rd January 2009, 05:10 PM
took arnie to vets today she took same blood it could be epilepsy or something to do with hes brain thankyou all for your support

Cathy Moon
3rd January 2009, 08:42 PM
Thinking of you and Arnie. We're hoping for a positive outcome :xfngr::xfngr::paw::paw::paw::paw:.