Sudden onset ear twitching/head shaking/lip licking
(Las Vegas, NV)
My 2 yr. old female who is prone to herpes outbreaks on her lip (though doesn't have one now) started flicking her ears, then shaking her head, cleaning her face with her paw and licking her lips. She does it right after eating, several times during the evening and numerous times during the middle of the night. She has a small under-the-skin knot to the side of her nose (which also tends to get when she has herpes outbreaks). I took her to vet day after she started this and she was given injections of antibiotic, antiinflammatory and interferon, as well as ear drops which I give her every other day. It's been 4 days since this treatment and her condition doesn't seem to be improving yet.
I called my vet's office and they said they would have expected a slight improvement by now and that if she isn't showing signs of improvement in the next two days to bring her back in so they can sedate her and do a head x-ray.
No vomiting, no diarrhea, no running eyes or nose, no temperature. Her appetite seems slightly down and she's acting a little under the weather.
Any thoughts anyone?
Comment by Kate
Hi i'm afraid i cannot add anything here. You are doing the right thing and getting in touch with your vet etc. It sounds to me like this may need further investigation before a solution can be found.
Hope it can be sorted out soon for you both.
best wishes Kate
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