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This morning my dog will not raise s head.

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This morning my dog will not raise his head.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry you are worried about Beau. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Can he stand, or move? Does he respond when you talk to him or pet him? Is he standing with his head lowered, or lying down?

If you check his gums, are they pink in color or do they seem pale?

The first thing I would do is check his gums; if they are pale he probably needs to get medical attention as soon as possible. If his gums are pink, then I would try to learn if he is unable to raise his head because of pain or because of a neurologic problem that is affecting the nerves to his head and neck.

If he won't eat or drink, he needs medical attention.

Let me know how his gums look, and what other questions you have.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

How is Beau doing?