How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Debbie Your Own Question
Dr. Debbie
Dr. Debbie, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5034
Experience:  Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Debbie is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog is lethargic, has a warm dry nose, and turned down his

Resolved Question:

My dog is lethargic, has a warm dry nose, and turned down his breakfast...should I worry ? Also yesterday had bad diarehha and I fed him plain rice with his kibble last night, which he ate. Has only urinated this a.m.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Debbie replied 5 years ago.



From the symptoms you describe, it does sound like Mr. Boo is sick. It may be that he has a fever. The primary symptoms indicating a pet has a fever is lethargy and poor appetite. Most of the time in a pet this is due to some sort of infection. In this case it may be that he is having a gastrointestinal tract infection or inflammation causing his symptoms. I think it would warrant taking him in since most of the time antibiotics are needed to clear up the problem and to get his energy and appetite restored.


Please let me know if you have more questions,


Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie and other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you