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My 9 yr old Cairn Terrier is very lethargic and keeps

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my 9 yr old Cairn Terrier is very lethargic and keeps swallowing like his throat is sore. This started yesterday. He still has a good appetite. He just lays around and occasionally will get up and change places but very slowly. he is just not himself.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long has he been showing signs?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, or vomiting?

Any coughing or breathing changes?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?