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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a chihuahua he bt 3 yrs old maybe lil older.. he was

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I have a chihuahua he bt 3 yrs old maybe lil older.. he was fine up till yesterday his eyes r dilated n he has lost appitite n acts skitsh n scared what could b the problem . Should i worm him done gave him antibotic wit honey.. plz help me
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I understand your concern for your Chihuahua. Dilated eyes concurrent with a change in mentation (mental status) as evidenced by his acting skittish/scared indicates encephalopathy (brain disorder). These disorders can be primary - seizure disorder, immune-mediated meningoencephalitis, e.g. - or secondary to a metabolic disorder that is intoxicating his brain such as a poorly functioning liver. While worming, antibiotic administration and honey shouldn't be harmful, those treatments aren't likely to be helpful. His vet will need to perform a thorough physical and neurologic exam on him which are likely to include diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.