Published at Saturday, July 21st, 2018 - 03:26:43 AM. . By Marquita Sanford.
Back to what I said at the top, I was startled to see so many people interacting with dogs in an unsafe manner at the shelter. I remember one day my coworker stepping into a kennel to scan a dog for a microchip, I saw the warning signs while she was woefully unaware, as I was about to urge her out of the kennel the dog grabbed her arm with a quick nip. While she was filing out paperwork I was sighing as I stepped into the kennel and finished her job. You might think that’s unsafe, after the dog just nipped my coworker, but the dog had warned her, and she had not responded to the dogs warning. I see the dogs warning, I react and calm it, and scan the dog. If I didn’t, what could happen to the dog? The owners wouldn’t get contacted if it actually did have a microchip, in the meantime, the dog grows more stressed as the days pass with no one to calm its fears. It gets marked an unsafe/ un-adoptable dog. Possibly euthanized because the owners didn’t check at the local shelter and its time was up. All because the kennel worker who was supposed to scan the dog, didn’t care to look for warning signs and use proper animal shelter etiquette.
Other indications are when your pet has difficulty in walking in a controlled and steady manner. When a dog has ataxia their hearing may be impaired. Dogs suffering from this condition may become lethargic and behave in unusual ways. The word ataxia has Greek origins and means \"without order\"; in the case of pets it refers to the coordination of movement. Dogs that have cerebellar ataxia usually have a drunken gait or they will lift their paws way off the ground when walking. \"Goose stepping\" is the name given to this kind of action. Stumbling or dizziness can result from any sort of quick movement.
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