Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Potter.
I have to assume a few possible explanations.
1. We cannot rule-out that this is some exacerbation of underlying arthritis
problems. AT this age for a wiemaraner, that is very plausible.
. Well known to cause weakness
3. A injury that may have occurred, including problems with the spine like a disc herniation are possible as well.
Excellent that he is still eating and drinking. I would be reluctant to suggest you give any over the counter pain medication, as most of them can be a bit upsetting to the stomach
But, to be walking "wobbly" does suggest maybe a spinal issue, as disc herniations are diagnosed quite often.
So, without some additional testing like spinal x-rays and at least a basic blood test, it will be really impossible to get a definitive diagnosis to the cause.
If his symptoms persist for even 24 hours, or if he gets progressively worse, a vet trip will be a must!
Symptoms of greatest concern:
1. Excessive panting to suggest pain
2. Inability to walk at all or remaining wobbly
3. Loss of appetite
Very sorry to hear Potter is not feeling well. I hope that information has been helpful.
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