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This does sound concerning for Bentley. Unfortunately his signs are vague and could indicate one of several possible underlying issues. I would think this to be a medical problem before we jump to behavioral. My top worry is he is experiencing pain from somewhere such as back/neck. Your vet could easily detect this on an exam. Alternatively, he could be having primary cerebral (brain
) issues that is causing partial seizures
or disorientation of some variety. If this was the case there are many possible causes for a cerebral issue ranging from hypertension (high blood pressure) to electrolyte imbalances to cerebral lesion (like a tumor). An exam and some lab work would be very useful as a screening tool to look for these issues. Alternatively, he could be having a heart arrhythmia as is common to have heart disease
in this breed/age which is causing him to feel "off" or an organ issue which is leading to imbalances, although more symptoms are usually seen with an organ issue such as vomit/nausea/diarrhea.
I wish there was an easy at-home solution. At home I recommend try to keep his routine as normal as possible so he does not get confused.MOnitor him closely. Ultimately, the best for his is for him to be evaluated by his veterinarian today. Pain can be identified on this exam and then explored. If nothing is found then further testing is indicated.
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