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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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Very lethargic and difficult to walk. He's 12 yrs old, Oreo.

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Very lethargic and difficult to walk. He's 12 yrs old
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Oreo. He not eating nor drinking fluids
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oreo?
Customer: Not drinking, sleeps all day, weak to walk, squints a lot
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I Am sorry to hear about your problem with your dog. What kind of dog is Oreo? Has Oreo been vomiting or having diarrhea? Are you home with him now?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No vomiting nor diarrhea, but has mucus in his eyes
Expert:  Jess K replied 8 months ago.

Ok,

  • Can you look at his gums? Do they look pink and moist? Are they pale or tacky at all? If you press your fingertip firmly against the gums and pull it away, does the color immediately return or take longer than 2 seconds?
  • Can you press on his belly to check for discomfort?
  • do you have a thermometer to take his temperature?