It seems like an almost constant thing. He is an indoor/outdoor dog and was gone for around 4 hours today. It's like his basic motor functions are shot, though he hasn't involuntarily urinated or defecated as far as I know
10 miles or so...I am actually on my way to him now, my girlfriend called me with his symptoms. I would think it would be more like tremors as she said it was almost constant. She did just tell me he'd calmed some, but is very apprehensive if she moves away from him. I'm 20 minutes from there and will check back with you as soon as I arrive. Thank you so much for the prompt replies, please bear with me...
Ok, I've seen him myself now, and am still worried though a little less. He jumped up to greet me, but was a bit shaky. She (the GF) told me his eyes were very badly dilated, though they seem near normal to me now. They were almost completely black she said. He hasn't vomited or anything, and has even eaten within the past hour to no ill effect. Any further advice would be appreciated.
He seems pretty much normal now. He was disoriented and scared throughout that night, and when I roused him to go outside for the first time he was very shaky on his feet, almost like a newborn horse standing for the first time. His eyes were also dilated but they too normalized with time. Once he got outside he got slowly better but tired quickly. There was noticeable improvement in his demeanor, stamina and muscle control every time thereafter though. I guess this would rule out poisoning?
His symptoms were very similar to those suffered by one of my brother's boxers that was susceptible to seizures. I know he's an old boy, I just want him to have comfortable twilight years. Thank you for your correspondence.
He seems completely back to normal now, we were just outside playing ball for a good solid hour. As far as the vet goes, he hates them so I only take him when absolutely necessary. Like I said, he's old - I want him to be happy as long as possible, and going to the vet makes him mad (he pouts for days and pees on things of mine).
Thank you for asking