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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a daushound 3years old she is shaking and looking spaced out dr

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I have a daushound 3years old she is shaking and looking spaced out drinking alot of water and her breath has no smell when normally she has bad breath
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. A shaking and "spaced out" 3 year old sounds as if she's experiencing a change in mentation (mental status). Drinking a lot of water (polydipsia) can result from urinary tract infection, chronic hepatic and renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, pyometra in an unspayed female, and other rarer metabolic diseases. If Minnie has been symptomatic in this manner for longer than 72 hours, it would be prudent to have her vet take a look at her. Her vet will need to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and possibly X-rays or ultrasound. I don't know the significance of her improved breath. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

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

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