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My boston terrier won't eat, drink or move at all...he just

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My boston terrier won't eat, drink or move at all...he just wants to sleep. And there was some green discharge coming from his penis. What should I do
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Customer: It's been going on for 2 days now
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
The green discharge indicates balanoposthitis - an infection inside the penile sheath. It's a common and usually benign finding - particularly in the intact male - and shouldn't be incriminated in his anorexia, lethargy and somnolence (sleepiness) which are important symptoms but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Two days of those symptoms indicate a thorough exam by his vet which may include diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests and imaging in the form of X-ray or ultrasound predicated upon the results of his physical exam. Please check his vital signs for me:1) Check his gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (cyanosis/hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues).2) Check his respiratory rate at rest. He should be taking less than 40 breaths/minute at rest.3) Take his rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into his rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. This is a two person job!How old is your Boston?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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