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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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9wk old pup can not walk or balnce s body, Yes, and can not

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9wk old pup can not walk or balnce his body
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, and can not find anything
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Mack and 9wks
JA: How old is Mack?
Customer: 9 weeks old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mack?
Customer: He was sleeping in bed with my son
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He did drink water this morning but lethargic
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Mack. Which breed is he, please? The differential diagnoses for such a pup are overall weakness as might be seen with profound anemia, myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) of congenital (present at birth), traumatic, or infectious etiology, and encephalopathy (brain disorder) also of congenital, traumatic, or infectious etiology.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Until Mack can be attended to by a vet it would be prudent to administer 1 mL (1/5 measuring teaspoon)/lb of a sucrose solution such as Karo syrup in case he's hypoglycemic. If so, you should see a dramatic increase in his stength and balance.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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