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Old 10-28-2016, 03:19 PM
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The vet doesn't know what's wrong with my dog!

Hi everyone. I am new to this so hopefully I am doing this right and will get some responses. I have a 10 year old Yorkie who until last week, was pretty healthy. About a week ago, he became very lethargic and I started noticing he was having trouble balancing and staying awake. When he is engaged, he seems fine but as soon as he is standing still, he begins to wobble and can barely keep his eyes open. He also does this thing where he will walk up to a wall or the steps and just stand there, swaying from side to side, with his eyes half closed. When you call his name or snap your fingers, he responds as though no of that just happened. He is also very restless at night, but is still eating. I took him to the vet and they did blood work, an mri and testing his spinal fluid and everything came back normal. I have spent almost $2500 for a diagnosis and still don't have one. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm worried sick! Thanks!
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Old 10-28-2016, 03:23 PM
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Sounds like a possible vestibular problem?

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Old 11-02-2016, 09:03 PM
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Narcolepsy possibly. Has that been looked into?

Maybe also seizures?
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Thyroid will cause that as well, I'd get a full panel done on the thyroid personally, not just the T4 carrier the vets tend to do. Ex's minpin didn't have alot of energy, slept alot, seemed like he was taking micro seizures until diagnosis.
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