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Old 03-07-2016, 09:56 PM
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Change in Dog Behavior - Pacing, Crying, Avoidance, more - seeking advice

My friends dog Osi is still not getting better. Osi is a big - loving and athletic pit mix who is about 8 years old. She has been taken to 3 different vets, and put on 4 different pills. Symptoms are constant pacing, panting, shaking/trembling, crying and avoiding contact... Doesn't really want to eat but will if she's hungry enough so she's losing quite a bit of weight. Hoping anyone has had similar experience? It's heartbreaking. Vets have not yet been able to pinpoint what is going on. She may have suffered an injury playing in the snow. If anyone has had similar experience and would offer up an opinion or ideas for them to look into it could be helpful.
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Have the vets looked into Canine Cognitive Dysfunction? It's similar to Alzheimer's in people. There are medications that can help with that.
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What test were done?
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I have this problem too, did you find a solution?
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:19 AM
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Osi

Thank you cstatelax7 for posting on our behalf! Osi is loved by many
We have an appointment today to take her to see a specialist, a neurologist I believe. She now will not eat at all or drink water so I don't want to ait much longer.
It's hard to know all of the tests done as my husband and I have both been taking her to the different vets. Her bloodwork was clear and only showed trace evidence of Lymes (she was diagnosed and treated last year). As for the cognitive dysfunction, would it have onset this quickly??
Her only relief seems to come from the pacing (when she stops she begins shaking), so I do not have the heart to crate her right now. The last vet tech said they thought it was joint pain, but I really don't think that's the case because she won't stop moving!

Thanks in advance everyone for your help

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I'm sorry you haven't gotten a diagnosis yet. Hopefully the specialist can shed some light. I don't think anyone can possible suggest what might be going on unless they're a vet with hands and eyes on the dog. Best of luck to you and your pup.
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Lyme can cause neurological symptoms and although she was treated last year, it may not have been for long enough. I would ask the vet to treat for lyme disease again.
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