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I have a 5 yr Chihuahua mix. He suddenly became unable to stand and he's very wobbly. He seems disoriented and weak. I first noticed this at 3 am. Prior to that he was fine. Went out for his last pee/poop at midnight. Poop seemed fine.
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Ivan.

Is he eating, and drinking?

If you lift his lip, are his gums pink or pale?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

There are many things that could cause him to be wobbly and weak and disoriented. Could he have gotten into any trash, drugs or medication?

A back problem such as an inflamed disc could do this.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

How is Ivan doing? I did not hear back from you. Please let me know how he is doing and if this is helpful and if you have other quesitons.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,

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

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