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Last night he suddenly acted scared and confused, and

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Last night he suddenly acted scared and confused, and unstable , and then he rubbed one year with his par and his ear seemed to twitch. He's been sleeping but he continues to rub ear when he wakes and changes position.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Joe, he is 50lbs, mix of Australian shepherd and boxer and lab
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Joe?
Customer: He's in good health otherwise and about 4 years old.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Any head shaking?

Can you attach a video of what he's doing?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
He's been sleeping a lot; he shakes his head kind of regularly so I can't say he's doing it more than normal. He just went for a walk with me and he's not his peppy self. He did eat a part of pizza slice that was left on a tray when we went into kitchen last night.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

Can you attach a video of what he's doing?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
He is just sleeping now. Previously he was walking kind of crooked and would go towards door and then towards wall, then back almost into wall-- like he was totally disoriented. It is better now. Now he just seems lethargic.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 6 months ago.

I can wait for a video, there's no rush. I'll be on today whenever you're able to load one.