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I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Maggie...
I'm sorry she's got you worried, but glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the chat by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided.
These symptoms you're describing can be associated with a few different things, but what has me most concerned is the possibility they are due to pain. Because of that, I believe it is VERY worthwhile to investigate things further.
Right... this is all good thinking by you
You're also approaching this with the right frame of mind. While it's scary to consider this might be something very serious, the sooner you look into what's causing the symptoms, the more likely you'll be successful in helping Maggie do better for as long as possible.
Are your parents online and available?
I want to be as helpful as possible, and I really like the way you've been able to observe Maggie and take notice of these subtle changes.
But the website policies prevent me from interacting with a minor.
I really appreciate that you're the one who's on top of these things and interested in doing all you can to help Maggie. It may even be that your other family members are frightened to take Maggie to the vet because they're worried they'll hear bad news. That's actually a pretty common response.
Unfortunately, even though it's human nature, that kind of denial won't help Maggie.
That's why I'm glad she's got you in her corner.
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My pleasure to do what I can to help. Thank YOU for looking out for Maggie.