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Q. My lab dog is about 11 or 12 years old I have noticed the last couple day he struggling to eat he seems to be in pain and walks around in circles

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. walking around in circle is usually a vestibular sign - meaning it comes from either the brain or the inner ear. If his head doesn't tilt to one side, a brain condition would make more sense. It would also explain the difficulty eating.

Unfortunately this is not good news, you should go to the vet for a neurological exam. The only way to confirm a brain lesion/tumor is a CT scan. If he is insured it will be covered.


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