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Hi! My name is ***** *****. My dog, Daphne, started acting very strangely a few hours ago. She started trembling and crawling all over me. She’s also panting. She fell asleep a little while ago and napped and everything seemed fine, and a little bit ago she woke up and is doing it again. She is clinging to me and trembling and panting. I am now very worried.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

She’s four years old. She’s always been very healthy. I looked around to see if perhaps she got into something she shouldn’t have, but there’s nothing on the floor that would indicated she got into something toxic.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Um, where did Dr. Matt go? I was told this conversation would continue.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 years ago
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Hello,

I understand your concern. Because it has now occurred twice with the trembling, you will need to get in to a vet today for evaluation. We don't know if this could be nausea related, pain, secondary to a endocrine condition like Addison's, hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone and more typical in older dogs), or even seizure related.

Either way, well worth the examination, and at least a basic blood and urine test, which would rule-out a lot of concerns.

Dr. Andy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 years ago

At 4 years of age, there are really so many possible explanations, and therefore, why basic testing would be well worth it. Tough to say if medication will be recommended yet or not. Why?

Well, we have no clinical indication to start any type of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory medication, anti-anxiety drug etc...So, got to start with a basic test or two.

Hope that information helps.

Dr. Andy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 years ago

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