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HI there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible.....
What state do you live in?
Has he ever had tick exposure?
If you try to move his head from side to side, or up and down, does he resist or act painful?
Any possibility of trauma or injury at all?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
This honestly and truly sounds like Lyme or Anaplasma to me. The two big symptoms your dog has: living in an area with ticks and the sudden onset lethargy are both huge red flags when it comes to diagnose these tick borne diseases. There's a website that outlines some of the symptoms here: http://www.provet.co.uk/health/diseases/lyme.htm
I did some checking and it turns out that NJ does have a pretty high instance of tick borne illness. You can read more about it here: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/izdp/vbi.shtmlOne of this problems is that a dog can have a silent infection for years before they become symptomatic...which means he could have gotten a tick on him last summer, it could have transfered the disease and it could have simply been dormant all this time.I think the best thing to do is to have her tested for tick borne disease. In my opinion, one of the best (and fastest) options for that is the 4DX test. It only takes 3 drops of blood and 8 minutes for you to have a 'for sure' answer. You can read more about 4DX testing here: http://www.idexx.com/view/xhtml/en_us/smallanimal/inhouse/snap/4dx.jsf?SSOTOKEN=0I strongly suspect he's going to come up positive. Then it's just a few weeks (usually 31 days, actually) of Doxycycline, and she should be back to normal.
I hope this helps.