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She is very restless and seems confused. When she's looking

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She is very restless and seems confused. When she's looking at is it's like she's looking through us and we're not there
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She is very restless and seems confused. She gets her head back and forth from side to side almost as if she's looking for something
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Macie is 5. She is a Staffordshire Terrier
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Macie?
Customer: She started with an episode of the same behavior at 5:30 this morning where she just stood up in the bed and started acting Restless I thought she had to vomit so I made her get off of my bed and nothing happened so then I thought she had to use the bathroom so I let her out
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You've described a change in the mentation (mental status) of Macie indicating encephalopathy (brain disorder). Shifting her head back and forth can also indicate a loss of visual acuity. Macie may be having complex seizures (also called psychomotor seizures) and/or demonstrating evidence of either intracranial (within the skull) encephalopathies such as brain tumor or extracranial (outside the skull) encephalopathies such as a poorly functioning liver or kidneys intoxicating her brain. May I have an update on Macie, please?

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