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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 44 years of experience
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He seems super warm lethargic sore almost nine year old

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He seems super warm lethargic sore almost nine year old neutered male pure breed golden from Vermont hx mast cell removed surgically successful remission though many fatty deposits are developing I'm getting worried about my guy
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: I'm a paramedic which is the worst because I'm too close and it's not exactly the same but I've taken all his vitals and did a ohysical exam
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. What were the results of your checking vitals and his physical, please? As you understand, "warm, lethargic, sore..." are important but nonspecific symptoms. I'm particularly interested in his rectal temperature (normal 100.5-102.5F), his gum/tongue color, and his respiratory rate (less than 40 breaths/minute at rest is normal).