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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Our dog came in fro0nt outside last night and my son said he

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our dog came in fro0nt outside last night and my son said he looked sad. He slept all night in my sons room and this am when I went to wake him for school cooper was still laying on floor. I said cmon cooper it's time to get up and he laid there. finally he got up and barely walked into living room sat down and cant move. he's drinking water and had a cookie.
JA: IÂ’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: cooper between 10-12 myears mold
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: he pants a lot but thTS IT
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence so that you have a prompt reply to your question. If you would rather wait for the Expert you had originally contacted, just let me know. Otherwise, I’ll be happy to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?1) Has Cooper been diagnosed with any medical concerns during his lifetime? 2) On any medications? 3) When was blood work last performed?4) Have x-rays ever been taken of his hips? 5) Does he still run and play?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
we found cooper and he was running and playing up until yesterday
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
How long have you had him?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
We had him checked by a vet when we found him a year or so ago and all was wel
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
The fact that Cooper pants a lot and he's now having difficulty getting up and moving around sounds very much like he's having problems with arthritis, which is expected given his age. If he was up and playing until recently, he may have overdone it and be experiencing quite a bit of discomfort.I would recommend scheduling an exam for him where your vet can take a look at his hips and prescribe canine-safe NSAIDs like Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Meloxicam, etc. Your vet may also recommend starting him on a glucosamine supplement for joint health. Did my response help to answer all of the questions that you had regarding your companion?Once you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to issue a rating for me so that I am compensated for helping you today.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Customer
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 7 months ago.
Checking in to see how Cooper is feeling.