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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog won't eat. She's lethargic and when I tried to get

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Hi my dog won't eat. She's lethargic and when I tried to get her up from her bed to go outside she drags her back legs. She drinks water and has been peeing as late as this morning. But it seems like she's getting worse.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Layla is 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Layla?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you 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:

How long has she has these signs?

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

Can she move her back legs at all? Does she just seem weak?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?