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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My friends dog is very sick

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hello my friends dog is very sick
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my friends dog was acting fine today then all of a sudden he wants to lay down and when he walks its almost like he is drunk.. he is up to date on all of his shots and about 8 months old :( idk what to do
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. If your friend's dog had been normal until this event but became suddenly ataxic ("drunken sailor"), I would consider that he ingested a recreational or prescription drug or had been intoxicated by another chemical or perhaps suffered a partial seizure (previously called petit mal).
Has he remissed quickly or does he continue to act abnormally?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin