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Lhasa Apso 17 yrs old and hard to stand and obviously blind

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Lhasa Apso 17 yrs old and hard to stand and obviously blind off food for 2 days. I wonder if I can get supporting vitamins for him. he has chronic bronchitis as well which I treat with Meloxicam which I stopped admin. this week.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Lhasa apso's name?
Customer: Milo his name
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Milo?
Customer: I am a vet with dept of agriculture but need help as I don't practice for many years
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with 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 wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

Is the blindness sudden and acute?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Any changes in his breathing rate?

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

Any abdominal discomfort on palpation?

Any chance of foreign bodies or toxic exposure?