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My chihuahua has symptoms of panting, won't sit still, acts

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my chihuahua has symptoms of panting, won't sit still , acts like he is disorientated .. I check all his vitals ( I used to be a vet tech) but they are all normal, what do I do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: my chihuahua has symptoms of panting, won't sit still , acts like he is disorientated .. I check all his vitals ( I used to be a vet tech) but they are all normal, what do I do?
JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?
Customer: nowhere
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: just his behavior , as I explained it
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: peanut , 7 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about peanut?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 6 days ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It is necessary for me to get a little information from you before I can type up your reply. Your patience is appreciated.

Is his posture hunched over at all?

Will he jump up?

Is he using stairs normally?

Are your dog’s eyes moving back and forth?

Is your dog standing with its legs further apart then normal?

Is your dog swaying? Is your dog walking on an angle and can’t walk a straight line?

Is your dog holding its head at a tilt? Is your dog nausea or eating less?

Has he been fed any greasy, or fried foods or bacon, ham, etc?

has he been fed anything unusual like rawhides, bones, etc?