Thu, May 23, 2024
Loss of appetite

we woke up. He was fine 15 minutes later he’s looking around the room, moving his neck uncontrollably like a schizophrenic person.

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It's important to consider that at 6 months old, your dog is still in a developmental stage where certain behaviors may seem odd but could be part of normal growth. However, the behavior you've noted seems more concerning and could suggest a neurological issue, such as partial seizures or an unusual form of a focal seizure. Other possibilities include an inner ear infection, which can cause dizziness and unusual eye movements, or even a vision problem that could be causing your dog to react to visual stimuli that aren't apparent to you.

If he's not eating, try offering a highly palatable food to encourage him to eat, but don't force it. Dehydration can be a concern if he's not eating or drinking, so make sure fresh water is always available and encourage him to drink.

Watch for any additional symptoms that could indicate an emergency, such as persistent vomiting, severe lethargy, difficulty walking or standing, pronounced tilting of the head, continuous circling, or any signs of pain like whining or restlessness. If you observe any of these, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary care.

If the behavior persists or worsens, or if you notice any other concerning symptoms, I recommend taking him to the hospital. They may recommend diagnostic tests such as blood work, a neurological exam, or imaging like an MRI to get to the root of the issue.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.