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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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I have a two year old shih tzu female. She has always been

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I have a two year old shih tzu female. She has always been healthy but for some reason all day today she wants to lay down with little activity. Her nose is dry and warm, her body (outside coat) is little warm and the inside of her ears are warmer than usual. She does tend to act like she is very thirsty but won't drink like normal. She did eat normally with my daughter and I giving her little pieces here and there of turkey and tiny scoop of mashed potatoes....should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a few questions for you to better assess your situation.

What color are her gums?

If you press into her abdomen from both sides, is she painful or uncomfortable?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Was there anything else that she had eaten before this started?