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Seth
Thu, Mar 21, 2024

I need help please this dog is all I have


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Wobbliness or ataxia can be caused by a variety of factors including inner ear infections, vestibular disease, or even neurological issues. Lethargy and changes in urination habits can also be signs of systemic illness, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease, or even diabetes.

Given that these symptoms have been occurring multiple times a day and have been present for at least one day, it's important to closely monitor your dog for any progression of symptoms or the development of new ones. Make sure he stays well-hydrated and try to encourage him to drink water if he's willing.

Since your dog is not currently on any medications and there have been no recent lifestyle changes or known medical conditions, it's crucial to consider that he might have ingested something toxic or could be suffering from an infectious disease.

For the inappropriate urination, make sure to clean any accidents with an enzymatic cleaner to fully remove the scent and discourage re-soiling in the same area. This can also help prevent any skin irritations or infections that might occur from contact with urine.

If you notice any of the following additional symptoms, it would be necessary to seek immediate veterinary care: difficulty breathing, seizures, loss of consciousness, severe vomiting or diarrhea, extreme lethargy where your dog is unresponsive, or if he is unable to stand or walk at all. These signs can indicate a potentially life-threatening emergency.

Remember, the health and well-being of your dog are paramount, and while these steps can help manage his symptoms, they are not a substitute for professional veterinary care. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.