Our sweet mini Schnauzer, Buddy is approaching his 14th birthday. For the last two weeks, he has been falling over and can barely walk. He sleeps a lot. Today, I took him to the vet and she believes it is neurological, as did I. She prescribed Prednisone to possibly reduce any swelling in the neurological centers (she says that older dogs will often develop masses somewhere in their body and they can pinch the nerves) and a pain killer, just in case he is in pain, because he whines a lot. He acts confused and holds his front legs very stiff. He can't walk far, if at all, and leans up against the counters. Last night, I found him under our dining room table, crying. We had bloodwork done and they will let me know sometime tomorrow, how that came out, since they have to send it out for a full analysis. We did not opt for a referral to a neurologist, nor for x-rays. Buddy may be near the end of his life and we have loved every moment. Our goal is to keep him comfortable and enjoying love and companionship, not to prolong his life. If he does not improve in 5 days, we have decided to have him gently euthanized. What an agonizing decision!! He truly has been the Best Buddy!