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Won't eat won't drink eyes are droppy red very listless

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won't eat won't drink eyes are droppy red very listless possibly cramping moving slow barely stand up
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

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Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is***** am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about your dog. Can you tell me a little more about him?

How old is he? How long has he been like this?

What breed of dog is he?

How long since he last ate or drank?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
2 days he's eating some fiber snacks had him to vet they did some tests sent him home he's very listless and eyes are extremely red gave drops thought he might have gotten bitten by something or eaten something
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

How old is he?

Are the drops helping his eyes?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Not yet and six a Labrador
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Vet said pancreatitis possibly would that come on so quick?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

without being able to see and examine him it is hard to say what is wrong. Droopy red eyes could be an eye infection.

If he is moving slowly, and can't stand, he might be in pain; is he getting any pain medication? Or it could be weakness from a problem with his back/spinal cord.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

Pancreatitis can come on very quickly, in less than a day, even in just a few hours.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

Pancreatitis is very painful, so I hope he is getting pain medication.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hmm well I guess we will wait for tests to come back and hopefully see some improvement
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

If the tests that were done show panceatitis, then the treatment would be pain medication, fluids for dehydration, possibly antibiotics.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

How is he today? I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you! Please let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer more of your questions.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Same my thoughts are he might have gotten in to some radiator fluid or some kind of ant/scorpion powder that they use for repelling ants/scorpions in our warehouse as he was there on Thursday and symptoms started that night into Friday would that cause this
Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

Radiator fluid can harm the kidneys, and also cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Most ant baits are fairly nontoxic to dogs. Poison control usually says there is more danger from the housing of the ant trap causing an intestinal obstruction than the bait making a dog sick.

Is he any better today?

Let me know if I can answer anything else. Kindly consider rating my answer so the website knows I am assisting you!

Expert:  Rebecca replied 5 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my response. I have not heard back from you.

How is he doing? Can I answer any more of your questions?