Unresponsive dog is not a dog that is disobedient but a dog that doesn’t react to stimuli.
Your dog’s body might be unable to react, or their brain function is compromised. They might be extremely weak, unconscious, in a state of stupor or in a coma.
A dog so unwell that they are not responding is an emergency.
I still remember our neighbor’s dog like it was yesterday. I went to do something in the kitchen when I noticed a neighbor’s dog laying on the front lawn, being hosed down. He was unaware of his surroundings. his erratic breathing resembling some kind of spasms.
I came out to see what happened to be told that he collapsed on a walk. They believed he was suffering from the heat; that’s why they were hosing him down. I wouldn’t dare to make an assessment of what was wrong with him, but I knew he needed a vet immediately whatever it was.
At my insistence, they wrapped him in wet towels and drove off to an emergency hospital where he died shortly after arrival from heart failure.
If your dog is unresponsive, their body is in big trouble.
Stupor, or decreased consciousness is diminished awareness or alertness. Coma is a complete absence of consciousness.
Levels of consciousness
The five levels of consciousness in dogs are:
- depression, quietness
Further information: Coma, Stupor and Decreased Consciousness in Dogs
Some of the potential causes include:
- severe advanced infection
- heart failure
- liver or kidney failure
- severe neurological problem
Even on the day of her worst horror, Jasmine was still responsive. Even though she couldn’t stand up or walk, she was feeling terribly miserable, her spirit and mind were fully there. The only time Roxy was unresponsive was during her seizures.
Dog Symptoms: When Is It an Emergency?
Coma, Stupor and Decreased Consciousness in Dogs