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Hello again,Sorry to hear Charolette is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below ...1. Having read your question through I have to say that what you should do just to be on the safe side is have a vet check her over sooner rather than later. The reason I say this is that while the symptoms you describe would not allow me or any other vet to pin this down to any one particular disease via the internet the fact that she is suddenly lethargic and not eating makes me think that it is possible that Charolette is running a temperature and so may be in the grip of some kind of infection. This would be the commonest cause of what you are seeing although of course other diagnosis are also possible in her age group. This is unlikely to be stress related by the way ...2. I normally like to suggest home remedies if I can do this safely but in your case I think it is not worth the risk as it could well be that prescription drugs such as antibiotics would be what is needed if she is indeed running a temperature. In the meantime until you can get Charolette to a vet all you can do is to keep her comfortable and reassured and make sure she is getting fluids regularly.3. However I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if her condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.I am sorry I cannot safely give you any more specific advice via the internet.
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You can use a syringe or similar instrument to dribble water into her mouth on the hour, if this is not available just gently put it into her mouth with a tablespoon. 20 ml on the hour would be good ...
Hello again,I am just checking back in to see how Charolette is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning her suspect infection ...Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.