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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog is panting real hard and unable to walk strat s troth

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my dog is panting real hard and unable to walk strat his troth look a little swollen
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Panting, ataxia ("drunken sailor"), and swollen throat might indicate envenomation and anaphylaxis from a snake or spider but I must admit that I don't have enough information to be specific for you.

How long did this event last?

Did you have Fellow attended to by his vet?

Does Fellow have a medical history that could explain this behavior? Seizure history?

Did Fellow show evidence of neck or back pain prior to this event? Such pain might arise from a "slipped disk" in a 3 year old Yorky or even a meningoencephalitis (brain and spine inflammation). It could have appeared as his not jumping up or down or navigating steps, a change in posture such as holding his neck stiffly and head lower to the ground or a "hunch" in his back.

Please respond with additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Fellow. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin