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I own a 14 year old golden retrieve r He has been very I'll

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I own a 14 year old golden retrieve r He has been very I'll today with a lot of sickness.His stomach is making a lot of loud noise. He has not been on his feet for over 12 hours It is 4 AM should I call the emergency vet
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry Barney is not feeling well. I can give you some guidelines that would indicate a veterinary er is warranted:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

Please let me know if this information makes sense and if you have additional questions in regards ***** ***** symptoms he is showing.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good morning I wanted to check in on you and your Golden to see how things went after you asked your question yesterday? I would love an update when you are able...

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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