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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Canine Health. Please Get Harley in a Bath and Wash thoroughly with Blue Dawn Dish Soap. Essential Oils are toxic to pets and can cause Some serious neurological effects as well as breathing problems. There are many cases documented on this issue. The Blue Dawn should cut through the oils and get what is still left on him off. He will need to see a Vet asap for Supportive Care and detoxing. The first step is to get the oils off him. Let the Vet know you used essential oils and you suspect this is the cause of what you are seeing. This is one story about the problems using these oils: http://pocketpause.com/warning-essential-oils-dangerous-for-pets-natural-flea-prevention-may-do-more-harm/
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The Vet will start IV fluids to get the blood and kidneys working to flush the toxins out of the system and may give some medication to lessen any other issues that may be occurring. The first step is bathing the dog to get rid of any residual traces of the oils on the skin and in the fur. We see this quite often with pets. The supportive care should help. We usually see neurological issues more in Cats but it can effect dogs as well. Some are more sensitive than others. Without blood work and an Exam, I cannot give you a definite diagnosis, in fact nobody can. I am speculating as I have seen this before. This also could be a disc issue, but you did not mention this happened after exercise or that something may have happened for a disc issue to ocur.