My 13 year old Staffy x Ridgeback suffered what was likely a stroke one week ago. We didn't have an MRI because we didn't want to put her through a general anaesthetic, but our local vet and the specialist at SASH seem quite confident that it was a stroke.
So far, she's recovering quite well - she's walking - albeit with a lean to the left and sporadic inability to turn left - and some confusion. Her appetite is good, not what it once was, but she's eating well.
My main concern is that she goes through these bouts of whimpering during which she gets agitated and upset. I don't think she's in pain, but I'm not certain. I think it's more likely a case that she's confused or nauseous.
Has anyone else had any experiences of dogs suffering strokes? I could really use some hope right now.