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My normally very active dog , he barks a lot he is a yorkie

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my normally very active dog , he barks a lot he is a yorkie (not an old dog) is laying on the couch for the last two days. Does not eat and drinks water when forced to. What is wrong with him? He went outside this morning but all day he is laying next to me on the couch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- How long has this been going on? 2- Any pre existing medical conditions? 3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing? 4- Any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
since yesterday. no other symptoms.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
1- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale? 2- Can you take his rectal temperature?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
his gums are pink. I am not sure how to take a rectal temperature!
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
To take a rectal temperature this is what you can do:1- Lubricate thermometer tip with ky jelly, vaseline or soap and water. 2- Insert thermometer in rectum about 1 inch and gently press tip up against rectal wall. 3- Wait a minute or until it beeps. Please, let me know, I will be on stand bye. Thanks.