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Dog is unsteady on feet, tail down, demeanor that there is something really wrong,like when he has seizures, but he is not having a seizure. Gave him frontline a few hours ago like I do every month. He was trying to eat grass out of the cracks in patio when he was let out to pee.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

Buddy 6 yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Buddy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buddy?

I just bathed him with provet ck antiseptic shampoo we have been using for skin condition to remove any residual frontline if it was the problem.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this.....I don't think the frontline is the problem....it is not absorbed into the blood stream...but better safe than sorry..

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Sometimes when dogs are about to have a seizure they can become unsteady on their feet....is your dog on anti-seizure medication?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Is Buddy vomiting or having a lack of appetite?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No, he has had only one seizure in last six months since I started making his food. He is in elimination diet if hamburger ad sweet potato now.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Any chance Buddy could have gotten into anything toxic....any household items or medications?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Does he tend towards ear infections?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Things that can cause a dog to be unsteady would be vestibular disease due to ear problems or other problems, possible seizure onset, weakness...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I would check around your house very carefully and make sure that Buddy has not gotten into anything...as toxicity can cause what you are seeing as well....if he starts vomiting or becomes more unsteady on his feet then you should get him to the ER as soon as possible....if you have additional questions be sure to leave them here and I will get back to you when I am back online tonight. Sincerely, DRB

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