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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I have a black lab. She's 101/2. She's just lying around. She's

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I have a black lab. She's 101/2. She's just lying around. She's not eating. She does drink a little water.I would like to know what to do
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. In an older dog like this, the main worry I have is a ruptured tumor on the spleen. This can lead to bleeding in the abdomen. The main sign we see with these dogs is lethargy and weakness. They may also have a decreased appetite, although they do still drink water. If you look closely, you can also often times see pale gums and rapid breathing. here is a link on the condition:http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1394 The best option is to get an exam and probably bloodwork and x-rays to make the diagnosis. There are many other possible causes, but this would be top on my differential list given the signs. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thank you, ***** ***** doing better
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Good deal, thanks for the update.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi Kathy,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Bebe. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Shes back to her old self. I think she just had an upset stomach
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Great. Glad to hear.