Q. We think our dog had a stroke:( he is 14 years old, a cocker spaniel mix. Do we need to take him to an emergency vet or should he be fine until mornin

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A. If it was a stroke (vestibular syndrome) there is little the vet will do for the first 24-48 hours apart from giving an anti vomiting injection. You need to wait and see how well the dog responds after the episode to see if he fully recovers, sometimes they partially recover but may end up with a head tilt.
If it was a seizure they normally only last seconds and then within an hour the dog is back to normal. Again you don`t need to consult your vet straight away but monitor him. Some dogs may have one seizure but never again. If this is what it was then see your vet if your dog has another one.

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