Hi, i have a normally, bouncy fun loving 2yr old GSD bitch called Star. Lately i have noticed a gradual decline in her physical & mental health. Weight loss, appetite normal, lack of interest in anything, even walks, drinking more water then she normally does, legs, especially back ones, weak, sometimes shaky, today her head shook uncontrolablly, only for a few seconds but i am very concerned. She is like an old lady instead of her usual self. this has been going on for a couple of weeks now but today i saw a rapid decline. we are at the vets in the morning. My worry is that it is a brain tumour. she looks depressed, very lethargic. she cant even be bothered to wag her tail any more.Any idea's?
I don't know what part of the country you live in. Is there a possibility she has ben bitten by a tick? Some types of ticks can cause a disease that makes dogs anemic, also I think they can carry a disease that affects the central nervous system. This can be confirmed by blood tests. Another possible cause could be whip worms which give off a toxin that can affect the brain and cause mood changes. Good luck tomorrow I am hoping for something simple and easily cured.