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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 just began pacing all over the house and lays down

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My dog just began pacing all over the house and lays down but gets right back up
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Smalls and approximately 10 months old. He also was laying around all day and would not play outside much.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smalls?
Customer: I don't think so. It all just started suddenly about an hour ago with the pacing
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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. Such behavior is seen with unrelenting pain or a change in mentation (mental status) due to encephalopathy (brain disorder). Which breed is Smalls, please? Does Smalls continue to engage with you? Respond to you? If Smalls is aimlessly pacing - particularly in wide circles - a brain disorder involving his cerebrum or thalamus (forebrain) is present. Smalls will need a thorough physical and neurologic exam at your earliest convenience.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.