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My dog is 15 years old and she is diabetic. Over the past

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My dog is 15 years old and she is diabetic. Over the past week she have lost weight and also lost appetite. Recently have used the bathroom on herself. She have been shaking and now is really weak.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry your dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Princess
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Princess?
Customer: She is now dripping a little blood
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Princess, please? From where is she dripping blood?

Most important, you've described a critically ill 15 year old who needs the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience. As a diabetic, her glycemic status (her blood glucose level) needs to be quickly assessed but a full physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests are essential at this time. I would hospitalize such a patient and provide supportive care while awaiting test results.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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