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He has been on rimadyl days and now seems weak and can't

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He has been on rimadyl for 10 days and now seems weak and can't easily lift his head. He is 11 and on treatment for Cushings
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Scoobbee
JA: Huh?
Customer: Scoobbee Do
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: He was an active dog before Cushings
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 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:

Do you think he is weaker since the Rimadyl?

Is he considered stable on his Cushing's medication?

Any appetite loss, vomiting, or lip licking?

Any changing to his breathing?

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?