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He is acting strange. Like he is drunk, but he didn't get…

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He is acting strange...

He is acting strange. Like he is drunk, but he didn't get into anything. He was fine this morning. He is wobbly, puking green flym, and seems weak. His face looks like he is sleep walking, but he is awake.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

No. He is usually healthy otherwise. He is a 4 year old Chihuahua mix. 17 pounds.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Mick, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Hello, I'm Dr Mick. I'm sorry to hear that your chihuahua mix is not feeling well. Is it possible that he got into anything toxic at home or outside?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have been home with him all day, and he hasn't left my sight, so I don't think that he did. I looked around the house and didn't see anything he got into.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Mick, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Ok, that is good to know. There are a couple of things that can cause weakness and vomiting. Sometimes ear infections can cause inflammation that can affect balance and cause nausea. There is also a condition called vestibular disease, that can affect nerves in the head and cause very similar symptoms. You can try 12.5mg of meclizine (generic dramamine) to help him feel better. If he is able to keep food down, boiled chicken and rice is very easy to digest and may help with the nausea. If his symptoms persist it may be necessary to have him seen by your veterinarian.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions so I can continue to assist you. Otherwise, please give me a rating of 5 stars to indicate that you are happy with our conversation.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Mick, Dog Veterinarian replied 28 days ago
Hi,

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

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