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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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I have a lab/shepherd mix and he's panting, and pacing. I

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I have a lab/shepherd mix and he's panting, and pacing. I can't get him to lay down or drink water. He's ignoring me when I call him and won't obey commands he knows.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Brego, 7 or 8
JA: How old is Brego?
Customer: 7 or 8
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brego?
Customer: He has a thyroid condition
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Brego. He's acting as if he's experienced a change in mentation (mental status) that would occur after ingesting an inappropriate drug, chemical, insecticide, rodenticide (bromethalin), or snail bait (metaldehyde) or you're seeing a complex partial seizure (also called psychomotor seizure). Does Brego have a history of seizure disorder?

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