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I have a 13lb. Allapoasso/chiuwaaga (sorry about spelling)

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I have a 13lb. Allapoasso/chiuwaaga (sorry about spelling) mixed four year old dog.Never neutered or with any other dog. He woke up as I was watching him and started trembling . I watched him try to vet up and kept falling . He never cried just looked perplexed. this was Saturday evening. He has not had a BM for three days. He got his shots for the usual
Rabies,distemper, and parvo on May 2015 from a vet. could this sound like a stroke? He has been very lathargic and not peppy. He eats his dogfood( very small amounts) What can be done for him? About how much would it cost. i'm a senior and not rich. Please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the delay in response, I was offline. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- I am a bit confused of what is happening, can you describe what is happening with the falling and trembling?
2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i.My dog just starts trembling like when they are frightened.Then when he goes to walk his legs keep collapsing under him. no barking or cries from him, just a bewildered staring.2. No, nothing.had no bowel movement in two days.3. No preexisting problems. A very snart dog.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
added info. no collapsing since yesterday morning ( 6-21-15). Some trembling but only slight. very quiet, just lays around. Tries to sit up for a snack but falls sideways( he could sit up like gooffer for long periods before this happened.) He never leaves me. Goes where I go.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Does he have a head tilt?
2- To make sure I got this right, the falling right now is constant if he attempts to walk, correct? Or, does he walk completely normal and the falling is intermittently?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1. No head tilt. 2. He never walks normal.He always walks as close to normal but with a slight tremble. He sometimes sits down and sways until he decides to lay down. As of today 6-22-15 he had a normal bowel movement in size ,yellowish in color. His walking is getting close to normal and the falling intermittently.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
if he jumps up on couch then he seems like he can't stop. His body seems to keep going . Almost like he misjudges the distence.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Today is 06-23-15 and he is staying about the same. whether he is laying or sitting, he sways side to side, very slowly. he can't jump up on anything he used to. He tries but can't quite make it. He eats anddrinks. no vomiting,diarrhea, urinates. Has Bowel movements. If he wants treats he sits up on haunches and falls over( he never fell over before)he can walk.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i might have made a mistake. iI mean he has no vomiting or diarrhea but does urinate and has bowel movements. he seems to lay on side and stare but does respond if you call him.