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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog is drooling, lethargic, appears dizzy and is restle

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my dog is drooling, lethargic, appears dizzy and is restless
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Three days of such symptoms indicates a visit to Roxanne's vet. Those symptoms are important but not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. Seizure disorders, vestibular (balance) disorders, and metabolic disorders need to be considered in such a patient. The duration of such symptoms would rule out most intoxications although some poisonings can cause lasting effects - ethylene glycol (antifreeze) and vitamin D, e.g. Please fast Roxanne for at least 4 hours prior to her arrival at her appointment. It's likely that diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests will be recommended and test results will be more accurate if she has been fasted. Never restrict water, however. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.