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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog is about 11 she's useugly very active. Last few days

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My dog is about 11 she's useugly very active. Last few days very slugish, eating ok drinking ok. Front legs a little wobbely. She's panting alot jut it's very hot.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please let me know as fast as u can. Thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She follows my husband everywhere. We know if she doesn't do that there is a problem . A avid hunting dog won't let the UTV leave without her.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Come on .
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. The most important clue that you mentioned is her front leg wobbliness which usually implies a lesion in her brain (encephalopathy) or cervical (neck) spinal cord. A meningitis or intervertebral disk prolapse in her neck are important differential diagnoses. Her panting is consistent with encephalopathy but also a pain response.
I regret that I can't be more specific for you from here but I can tell you that Haley should be attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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