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My Australasian Sheppard is really lethargic and is acting…

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My Australasian Sheppard is really lethargic and is acting really strange. he is like falling a sleep when he raises his head he is like hes on a roller coaster his head just keeps bobbing. He wont drink or nothing he wont lick me or nothing he is aware when i leave the room he follows me im not sure what he could have gotten into to i can not afford a vet and they wont even answer questions to try to help me what can i do to get him back to normal. he did have a huge giant raw hide in the shape of a candy cane that he finished it was really big but it took a few days to finish. i have not found anything he could have gotten into can you please help me at all by telling me what to do

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. 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?

Joker and he is 7 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Joker?

No nothing that i can think of he has never done this before

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Joker, please?

It does sound as if he ingested a prescription or recreational drug, or reacting to another chemical - a parasiticide or flea/tick product.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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