This hilarious video stars an overly dramatic dog who is terrified of nail clippers. Now, many dogs are not very fond of having their nails clipped. They do what they can to avoid a pedicure, within reason. But, Ginger is not the average dog and her reaction was not within reason.
This pit bull found an overly dramatic and hilarious way to demonstrate her dislike for both nail clippers and the petrifying procedure. Ginger put on quite a performance. Fortunately, her performance was captured on video and it became a viral sensation.
This brief video clip has entertained viewers on the internet since. It was first seen on Reddit in September 2019. In case you missed it or just want to enjoy it once more, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to give Ginger, the Diva starring in this video some love by sharing it with friends.
Let me know in the comment box below if you think she deserves an Academy Award for this performance.
What If She Were Really Fainting And Not Just An Overly Dramatic Dog?
Whether in humans or in canines, fainting is known in the medical profession as syncope. This is when there is a loss of consciousness. It is often due to a diminished flow of blood to the brain. However, there are other potential causes of fainting in both canines and humans. It is uncommon in dogs.
Fear is never a reason for dogs to faint. They do not faint due to hyperventilating or from having a panic attack.
What Would Make A Dog Faint?
Canine fainting is usually caused by one of two main problems. It is typically due to a cardiac problem (e.g., heart arrhythmias, etc.) or a neurologic problem (e.g., brain or spinal cord).
Cardiac problems are most commonly due to:
- An abnormal heart rhythm
- An A-V Block
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia
Neurologic problems are most commonly due to:
- Abnormal brain activity
What You Should Do If Your Dog Faints:
- Check to see if he has a pulse. You can feel for his heartbeat by placing your hand over his heart. Your vet will want to know if it is extremely slow or very rapid. The heart rate will help the vet decide if the heart is involved in the fainting episode or not.
- If you can, take a video clip of the episode. The physical appearance might help the vet determine the cause of the episode.
- Seek veterinary attention. immediately.
Once you reach the vet clinic or hospital, the vet will not only check his vital signs, he will want an EKG as soon as possible. This is to rule out an abnormal cardiac rhythm. Blood work will be performed to rule out liver and kidney problems as well as problems with blood sugar. If any cardiac problems are detected or highly suspected, you may be referred to a canine cardiologist. Specialized tests may be ordered, such as echocardiograms and monitors to track the dog’s heart rhythm.
After your vet has ruled out an immediate life-threatening cardiac problem, she will evaluate your dog for a neurologic problem. She may decide that a spinal tap or an image of the brain, such as an MRI, is needed. An EEG may be required to evaluate for seizure activity.
Collapsing and Fainting Are Not The Same Thing
Collapsing is not the same as fainting and is a more common problem in dogs. When your dog collapses, she does not typically lose consciousness. She may be so weak she cannot get up but she is still alert and can interact with you to some degree.
There are quite a few reasons for a dog to collapse including:
- Cardiac problems (e.g., arrhythmias, etc.)
- Endocrine problems (e.g., low blood sugar)
- Heat Stroke
- Internal bleeding or severe anemia
- Musculoskeletal problems (e.g., Lyme disease, joint problems, etc.)
- Neurologic problems (e.g., seizures)
- Neuromuscular problems (e.g., botulism, tick paralysis, etc.)
- Poisonings (e.g., xylitol, etc.)
- Shock or severe hypotension (e.g., low blood pressure)
In Conclusion To The Overly Dramatic Dog
Ginger is an overly dramatic dog who is a real Diva when she plays up her fear of nail clippers. This is a hilarious video clip but a dog that really faints is not funny at all. A dog that faints needs a full examination by his vet as soon as possible.
Many causes of fainting are treatable but some require therapies that are much more advanced. This is true for fainting caused by both cardiac and neurological conditions. Two examples of this are canine pace-makers for a heart rate that is abnormally slow and anti-seizure medications.
We can all be thankful that true fainting is not a common thing for dogs. However, if you do see ANY sign or symptom of fainting in your dog, check his pulse immediately, and contact your veteran with that report asap. Your vet will need to evaluate your dog with a physical examination, appropriate labs, and, perhaps, other testing as well. Untreated fainting can be a life-threatening situation and needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Do not delay taking your dog to be seen.
If you are concerned about the cost of the vet bill, do not let this prevent or delay you in getting your dog the care they need. Here is a helpful article all dog owners need to read before such an event occurs. https://happymutt.org/can-you-afford-to-own-a-dog/
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