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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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MY dog was fine yesterday today she has no energy, just

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MY dog was fine yesterday today she has no energy, just looks at us and is lying down but not napping, heart rate is faster than usual. Has not throw up, did eat breakfast. She is a 6 year old Golden.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that sweet Maggie is not feeling well.

Most likely Maggie has suffered an injury to a disc in her back. This is very common in goldens because of their conformation. Since Maggie does not have any digestive issues, this is the most likely cause for this pain. Since this is deep within the vertebrae, she will not show pain when you touch or palpate these areas. This can happen when Maggie jumps up or down on something or just moves the wrong way. The best thing you can do for now as long as she is eating, is to give her aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will decrease the inflammation that is causing this pain and start to stabilize this disc. Do not allow her to jump on or off anything or even climb stairs to allow this disc to stabilize. It is best to have your vet examine Maggie to be sure that this is the case and that this treatment is appropriate.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Hi Linda,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Maggie. How is everything going?
Dr. Loretta

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