Mini schnauzer behaving strange, stand in middle of room and stares at nothing, lost his mojo

by Chantelle
(Sydney)

My 11mth old mini is just not himself. His behavior has changed overnight. He hasn't got much energy, is eating well but very dull and almost sad. He will stop mid walk in the middle of the room and stare into space all dazed and confused. He was on antibiotics and anti hestamine for itchy paws/skin but they didn't seem to indicate that these were side effects. I've stopped giving him the tablets now but I'm seriously concerned that something else is up. He also doesn't want to be with us and keeps heading off to be alone. No play biting anymore and no energy or inclination (I'm not sure which one) for runs. Can anyone perhaps shed some light?

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Feb 18, 2018
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Low on iron?
by: Anonymous

This happened to my little fur baby Picasso 3 years old . Not as severe as your baby, but I took him to his vet and they did a blood panel. Picasso had a really low red cell count and we had to put him on iron supplements for 3 months. He is back to his old self with more energy than ever. Switched his dog food with more red meat protien. I would take yours to a vet and get a blood panel done... so worth the $$$s

May 03, 2017
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confused
by: Linda and Max

Sorry to hear your Mini is acting strangely. It sounds like he has had a behavioural change which might or might not be related to medication.
If he were older, we would consider that maybe he has had a mini stroke or is simply getting elderly and forgetful, but being so young it is a worry.
If he doesn't perk up in the next few days, I would take him back to the vet for some blood tests. DON'T put him back on the medication.
For allergies, ask your vet about the new wonder drug here in the UK and USA - (oclacitinib) APOQUEL. Good luck - let us know how you get on.
Best wishes,
Linda and Max

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