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Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Experience:  Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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why does my dog stagger like she is drunk when she walks

Customer Question

she, walks unbalanced,wobbly
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
HiCustomer

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?
How long has your dog been like this?
How old is your dog?
What breed is your dog?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Jane Lefler's Post: my dog is a 3 year old poodle bichon mix. this started about 3 days ago,she eats not nausea. her eyes do not move back and forth but they look sad. please tell me what to do. IF it was the flea shampoo i bathed her in, would bathing her again help or is that too late?
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Customer

If this did occur a couple of hours after bathing her, then it is likely to by poisoning from the flea shampoo. It is a very inaccurate way of treating your dog for fleas. The amount of the product used can affect how much of the pesticide remains on your animal and thus poisoning can occur.

It may not do a lot, but bathe your dog in a mild shampoo such as dawn dishwashing liquid and rinse her well. If the symptoms do not improve(which they might not), she will need to be seen by your vet for treatment. You can read this here:
http://www.wildlifeprotection.net/everything/eduFleas.html

HOpe this helps.