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Our dachshund was perfectly fine last night. This morning he waswobbling while standing. He had trouble drinking from his water dish, almost as though he couldn’t coordinate the proper muscle movements to drink. He is shaky standing and has a strange gait. Now he isn’t active at all. Wouldn’t even get up for a snack or accept food.

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?

Porter is 11/2 years old

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

He recently had an undiagnosed illness. The vet(s) couldn’t figure out the problem. We went on vacation for a week. When we got back he was breaking out in sores and developed an infection. All tests yielded no cancer or foreign bacteria. It eventually got better and he was put on prednisone which he has been taking for the past few weeks. Since he started the prednisone he has been completely back to normal, until today.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Porter is not feeling well. Being a wobbling dachshund, the first thought about what could be wrong is that he's got a slipped disc in his back. Did your vet do any x-rays of his back?

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