7 Year Old Jack Russell Schnauzer Mix Can't Swallow
(Chicago, IL )
Reader Question: Jack Russell Weird Behavior after Taking Revolution
My Jack Russell schnauzer mix terrier can't swallow liquid or food and is lethargic and seems to be in pain when he tries to eat, his head pulls backwards as if in a spasm. He had Revolution applied two weeks ago and one week ago had a 10 day antibiotic injection along with a long acting cortisone injection.
JoshVet Responds to Reader Question Concerning Weird Canine Behavior
If you haven’t already brought your dog in to the veterinary clinic, you should do so immediately. His symptoms are very worrisome, and it sounds like his is suffering. His inability to swallow could indicate that he has a foreign body lodged in his mouth or throat or he might have mass of some sort in the same location. Whatever the cause, it needs to be addressed immediately.
I do not think the Revolution has anything to do with his symptoms. You did not mention why he received the antibiotic and steroid injections. Were they given to address his difficulty swallowing? If so, they do not seem to be working and your dog needs to be rechecked ASAP.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM