Q. What is going on with my dog? Running into things, panting, unresponsive, falling up and down stairs, will not stop sniffing around.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. These are neurological type signs and indicate some swelling or irritation around the nerves and brain or an extreme reaction to pain. This could be pre-seizure activity, related to an infection and fever or exposure to a toxic substance. Ensure she is kept in a safe place where she cannot fall or escape and arrange an emergency appointment for a full physical and possibly further tests.