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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

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.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

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