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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My Dog is just laying down peeing on her self and when she gets up she cant walk right and

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My Dog is just laying down peeing on her self and when she gets up she cant walk right and can control her self...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
You've described post-ictal (post-seizure) behavior or perhaps the results of ingesting a prescription or recreational drug. If post-seizure, she should already be normalizing. Please give me an update on Elsa's behavior.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well shes like 4 months old do you think she of had a stroke? Also she had been in the front yard where there are some spiders.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. No, a stroke at such a young age isn't likely. Neither is a seizure, however. Your idea of an envenomation and an anaphylactic reaction is apt. How is she doing currently?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is asleep. But when she wakes up she tries to stand up but she shakes to much and she cant help it. Even when she walks she falls down. She does eat n drink water is just that shes not responding to her self
She stars playing n running for 3 minutes then she falls down and lays there
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. She sounds to be intoxicated. Without knowing what she could have gotten into, prognosticating how long she'll remain in this state is impossible. Her being able to eat and drink are positive prognostic signs, however.
Please do two things for me. Take a look at her gums and tongue. They should be nicely pink - not whitish or bluish-greyish. Assess her respiratory rate while she sleeps. She should be taking less than 40 breaths/minute.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My Dog got hit by a car,
she can walk with three legs her back right leg is hurt she can move it but it hurts i dont think is broken cuz she does moves it
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Oh my. Did this happen before you originally posted or is this something new?
Dogs will still try to move a broken leg if it doesn't hurt too much to do so.
A thorough physical exam and X-rays are indicated. Elsa's vet won't be able to tell you much without a hands-on exam.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is somthing new
Some kids Chase her and made her go on the street while car was passing by and she got bumpt she didnt got run over
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
By the way she is a beagle
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I recall that she's a Beagle. You can administer aspirin at a dose of 10 mg/lb with food every 12 hours for now but these dogs should be attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. She may have been just bumped but significant internal damage can occur which you can't see from the outside.
Please check her gum and tongue color for me. They should be nicely pink - not whitish which would indicate the anemia of internal bleeding. Please check her respiratory rate at rest. She should be breathing no more than 40 breaths/minute at rest.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
K i am il take her to the vet thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good. Keep me posted, please.