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Woke me up early this morning sitting up in his bed panting

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Woke me up early this morning sitting up in his bed panting heavily. Tries to lay down then right back up. Also has diarrhea. Drinking water but no food
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Max juyjuyst turned 9
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?
Customer: He did have kidney stones this past winter, had surgery to remove. Has been on Citra-vet since 1/2 twice a day. Also on special food Science diet
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.

Any gagging, retching, lip licking, drooling or vomiting?

What does the diarrhea look like? Any blood or black material?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

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

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Since you noted that he is breathing heavy, can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?