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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Almost 2 year old mini pie bald Dachshund -- reason tonight

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Almost 2 year old mini pie bald Dachshund -- for some reason tonight has hot forehead, somewhat warm nose at times and body quivers - any idea what this could be sign of --- no problem eating - no scratching of ears - no vomiting - but more or less listless -- no interest in anything - very sleepy - not her usual peppy self - any ideas -- considering taking her into vet in morning -- all her shots are current etc. drinks fair amount of water
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. To answer you directly, Molly's symptoms are much too nonspecific for coming to any conclusions about the etiology of them. In these cases, it's prudent to assess the urgency of her being attended to by her vet..

1) Please check her gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (hypoxia/lack of oxygen to her tissues).

2) Please assess her respiratory rate at rest. She should be breathing less than 40 times per minute.

3) Please take her rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into her rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F.

Please let me know what you find.