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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your mini Schnauzer today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? What tests did they run on her? Was she having diarrhea as well?
Okay thanks for the additional information. It sounds like they did a complete work up on her. Did she eat anything unusual that you know of? Usually in these cases where the bloodwork and x-rays don't show anything obvious. Further testing to consider is a barium study. This involves using a special contrast that highlights the intestines on the x-rays. This can help pick up any foreign bodies that the plain x-ray may not be able to pick up. Also another option to consider is a possible surgical exploratory to see if anything is unusual with the organs. This is only in extreme case since it involves surgery
Has she ever eaten cat food prior to this? With her being weak and having no energy I would recommend her seeing an emergency veterinarian. Preferably a clinic that has access to board certified specialist like a veterinary school or a Blue Pearl facility. These facilities usually can do additional diagnostics that your veterinarian may not be able to do therefore possible coming up with an cause for her symptoms. If she is not vomiting then you can attempt to give her chicken baby food just to make sure she gets some type of nutrition.