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It seems line her equilibrium is off. She is walking wobbly

and when she lays downher...
It seems line her equilibrium is off. She is walking wobbly and when she lays downher head sways
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is a year and seven months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maka?
Customer: Not that I know of
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

How long has she had these signs?

How old is she?

Any access to toxins (ie plants,drugs, chemicals, etc)?

Any circling in one direction, head tilting, or pressing her head into walls?

Any tremors or seizures?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She has been acting drunk since the afternoon on Friday. She is a pitbull, boxer mix and she's one year and 7 months old. As far as I know, she hasn't had access to and of the things you have asked about, but she did run into a table head first. I haven't seen her walk in circles or her head being tilted any. I have seen her head sway back and forth though. And as far as I know, she's hadn't had any tremors or seizures.

Oh dear,

Now I have to say that I am quite concerned about Maka.

To see wobbliness at her age can be a serious sign. If we can rule out toxins, this can be a feature of inner ear infections, vestibular disease (more common in old dogs), and brain lesions (bleeds, swellings, infections, tumors). Furthermore, we can see this with low blood sugar but usually not lasting for days. And while it is something that can also be associated with underlying organ issues (ie liver, kidney, heart) these again less likely at her age.

In this situation, if she were my patient and especially if she has been like this for days, I'd want to have her seen now. Ideally, we'd want a full neurological examination and bloods to help localize which system is involved here. Based on that, we can then narrow this down for her. If infection in her inner ear or brain is suspect, then antibiotics can be started to clear that. As well, if her vet finds signs consistent with inflammation, then steroids can be used to reduce that for her and halt her signs. Though if her vet excludes those or suspects a brain lesion then we may need her referred to a neurologist for an MRI. Hopefully not, but in this case with her signs we do need to be proactive to try to get these settled for her.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
she had been wobbly for a little under 24 hours now, and it seems to be getting better. Does she still need to see a vet? I will take her in if she needs to be seen, but to be honest, I'm trying to avoid the high costs of seeing one. Maka is part of our family add we don't want to see her sick. But I'm a single mother of 3 as well

Hello again,

If she is getting better, you can monitor her. It may be that she got into something she hasn't told you about, but if her signs are reducing then monitor her, make sure she keeps eating (in case she has a low blood sugar), and drinks (to flush out anything she may have gotten into). But if this worsens or lingers then we may need to have her seen to be safe.

Best wishes,

Dr. B.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
She's great. Ask except she seems to have to be right under someone's feet all the time. Ever since she was acting drunk that day, she seems super codependent. It's weird. But thank you for following up with us.
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