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15 yr old lab is shaking, drooling and seems hard to move. and moans while laying down and

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15 yr old lab is shaking, drooling and seems hard to move. and moans while laying down and while standing.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jenn replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Jenn :

Hi there

Dr. Jenn :

It sounds like your baby is in discomfort. Are his gums pink?

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

yes

Dr. Jenn :

good-does his belly appear bloated?

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

yes it does

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

he just went outside and went to number 2 if that helps and it was runny

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

previous to this he had chronic ear infections if that might help

Dr. Jenn :

This is a cause for concern-GI upset can cause what you are describing. However, a bloated belly can progress to a serious condition which can become life threatening. If he ate a new type of food, treat, table food, or something else he is not used to could have caused this. Your baby REALLY should be seen by a vet-especially due to his age so we can begin the appropriate treatment before this progresses. There may be an emergency clinic in your area. The ear infections are related at this point.

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

in the mean we have dog aspiren should we give him that

Dr. Jenn :

I would not, as we do not want to upset his tummy more! Injectable medications would be a better idea at this time.

JACUSTOMER-sinlnoa6- :

k thank you

Dr. Jenn :

good luck

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