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    I have a 1.8 year old yellow male. He has his junior title and working on Senior. Good breeding with all health clearance. My problem is my dogs barked off and on all night. They never do that. I can see kennels. I had to yell at them to quit numerous times. When I went out at 6 am this morning my male was "out of it". He just stood there. He wouldn't sit come anything. He is a food maniac and acted like he didn't know where his food dish was. I had to show it to him and then he ate. He usually plays with the other dogs but not today. He acted like he didn't know there were dogs in the yard. He just stayed right next to me and licking my glove. When I said no he just sat down and sat there. He wouldn't move. I had to coax him around. He didn't know what kennel meant even though he normally dashes for his kennel because he gets part of a milk bone when he goes into the kennel. When I finally got him into the kennel I tossed a milk bone in there and he didn't even react. I tried to throw bumpers for him and it's as if he didn't even see them thrown. I usually can't keep him from retrieving. Any help would be much appreciated. Just yesterday evening he was absolutely fine.

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    Time to see the vet. I wouldn't wait either IMO.

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    I hope you already have him at your vets

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    Called Vet. He will see him in the morning but he said it sounds like something neurologic. I just had him out again and he was eating snow and then rocks non-stop. He's never done that before. He is acting really weird. Like there is something in his brain that is disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingshooter View Post
    Called Vet. He will see him in the morning but he said it sounds like something neurologic. I just had him out again and he was eating snow and then rocks non-stop. He's never done that before. He is acting really weird. Like there is something in his brain that is disconnected.
    Oh boy..that sounds scary. If they think its neuro, see if you can have a specialist see himASAP and eval.I had similar occurance with a dog a few years ago, we went to UC Davis. They did a full neuro exam , then an MRI and Spinal Tap. She did have a progressive brain disease.
    I wish you the best with your boy, and please keep in touch..
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    I've been thinking about you and your dog..... did you get any answers at the vets?
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    Vet did a full work up and put him on antibiotics and kept him last night. He is a little better today but lots of facial twitches now that started yesterday. He still acts like he is not sure where he is and his balance is still off.

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    Man!! Sorry to hear this!! Will be praying for you and your dog!! To some, praying for an animal sounds crazy, but as much as we love our dogs I feel that prayer is often times warranted and needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman0612 View Post
    Man!! Sorry to hear this!! Will be praying for you and your dog!! To some, praying for an animal sounds crazy, but as much as we love our dogs I feel that prayer is often times warranted and needed!
    Not around here. I do hope the very best for your dog, sounds like a frightening illness. Good luck to you.
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    Thats what we started with on Jesse, but the lab work came back normal. Only way we diagnosed her ,was with a neuro exam , MRI and Spinal tap at UC Davis...
    there was a name for what she had and I will look it up. PM or email me( watrspk@clearwire.net
    if you would like more info. Im sorry to say that whats going on with your dog is carbon copy of what went on with Jesse. She was 2 and a half when it started.
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    Trumarcs Bankshot Bandit, MH ( Fats)
    Waterspook Tomfoolery, SH ( Tommie)
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    Waterspook Bankshot Whiz Bang,JH (Jesse)
    Waterspooks Girl Named Bill, SH ( Billie- my princess.....)
    Waterspook Kickin' Gunshot, SH ( Boom)
    Waterspook Kickin' Good Time MH(Kick)
    Waterspooks Partner In Crime, SH ( Bouncer)
    Brush Creek Waterspook, JH, WC- my first girl.(Spooky)

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