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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to learn Lily is not feeling well. 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.
1- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
2- Did she get into anything?
3- Is she walking any different?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
5- Any other symptoms?
1- Can you get her up and see if she can walk?
2- Any vaginal discharge?
3- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
4- Can you take her rectal temperature?
Give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.
Friend, the symptoms that Lily is showing could be related to many different medical conditions that affect dogs. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: A fever (infection), neuromuscular disorders like a pinched nerve along the back, abdominal pain (pancreatitis), etc. to name a few causes.
Unfortunately in this case we are somewhat limited as to what you can do at home. I would really want to rule out things like pancreatitis or a pinched nerve, for this reason I strongly recommend having her checked tonight by ER veterinarian. In the meantime, check her rectal temperature, the normal temperature in a dog is between 99.5-102.5 F.
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