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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My normally back toy Yorkie just started acting freaked out

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My normally laid back toy Yorkie just started acting freaked out about 30 min ago. Thought she saw a mouse or something move under the bed. Looked with a flashlight and there's nothing there. Moved her to another room, and she's still acting freaked out by her toys or anything else she sees. Not her normal self.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Her change in mentation (mental status) suggests the ingestion of a prescription or recreational drug, mushroom, snail bait or rodenticide, or perhaps complex partial seizure (also called psychomotor seizure). Can you describe to me just what you're seeing that implies "freaked out"?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could it be caused by the shots she got yesterday,...her yearly shots? What should I do? She's barking a lot, getting spooked and moving away from objects, even being in her kennel.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Her behavior is tempting to blame on the vaccines because of their proximity but I've not seen such a hypersensitivity reaction to vaccines. How is she currently, please?