I think that my dog had a stroke today. . .
Got home for lunch, and my wife was in the yard with her, and saying that she (the dog) could not get up.→
[More:] She's a 13yo lab-shepherd mix and pretty big. She's had wonky hips for a year or so, for which I have been giving her glucosamine and regular (if limited) exercise.
I just consulted this,
and the head tilt is consistent with what my dog is doing. She was also drooling a lot. Kept trying to get up but couldn't. I carried her into the house, which she hated, and she eventually calmed down but she's sort of propped up on her side.
We have a housecall vet but we can't get ahold of her. Our backup vet is not at work today but we COULD take her in and have her seen my someone we have not met. This backup vet is also in the VCA chain which I am not favorably inclined towards liking.
After reading that page, I am inclined to let it wait over night before having her seen, since we cannot get ahold of our regular vet. It would be a MAJOR ordeal to take her in a car, and it seems like whether it's a bad hip, or a stoke, a bit of time would not be harmful.
So I gave her an aspirin, and I'll see how she is when I get off work.
This sucks. We lost a cat in the fall and this dog has been the Mother Teresa of dogs for us, her whole life.