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Shaking, temp 99.4 rectal, not interacting like usual and poor

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shaking, temp 99.4 rectal, not interacting like usual and poor apetite
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Those are important symptoms but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. How long has Izzy been symptomatic as you've described? Does he have a medical history that might be helpful in clarifying why he's now behaving so?
Danger signs include a respiratory rate over 40 breaths/minute at rest and mucous membranes of the gums and tongue that aren't nicely pink. Whitish (anemia) and bluish-greyish (hypoxia/lack of oxygen to the tissues) mucous membranes would be worrisome. Are there additional symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst, or lameness?
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Becky,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Izzy. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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