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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dog out of no where won't eat past 2 days but will drink ice

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Dog out of no where won't eat for the past 2 days but will drink ice water slowly just lays around will not answer when u call his name and has started having head tremors
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Niesha, head tremors at Levi's age in association with anorexia and a change in mentation (mental status) is worrisome for intoxications, drug administration, metabolic diseases that can cause hypocalcemia (low serum calcium level), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), hepatoencephalopathy (a poorly functioning liver is intoxicating the brain), or uremic encephalopathy (poorly functioning kidneys are intoxicating the brain, and infectious diseases such as the neurologic form of canine distemper.

Levi's vet will want to perform a thorough physical and neurologic exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests. Advanced testing such as cerebrospinal fluid analysis may be suggested as well. Many of these dogs are referred to a specialist veterinary neurologist (please see here: who is best equipped to examine these patients.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.