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I have a 5 yr old Pomeranian. He is a fairly large one

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I have a 5 yr old Pomeranian. He is a fairly large one weighing around 22lbs. Yesterday he started acting strangely & just wanting to sleep. He did eat & drink some yesterday but today doesn't seem to want to eat or drink. I have had him outside & he has gone pee & no.2 both times but today he doesn't want to eat or drink either one. He is a very active little guy & I'm thinking maybe lyme disease? We live in a rural area. He loves to go in the car & when he hears the car keys he's running & jumping at the door but today he just laid on the floor & wouldn't come at all. My e-mail is***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you at the time you posted your question. Still, if you would like some aid in this situation, can you tell me:

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Has he had any gagging, lip licking, retching or vomiting?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Any issues with ticks?

Has he had any diarrhea?