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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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He yelps every once in awhile and is getting sick alothe is

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he yelps every once in awhile and is getting sick alothe is not eating good and he shivers all the time
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: we rescued him sowe don't know how old he is or much about him but his nameis jake
JA: How old is Jake?
Customer: they didn't know
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?
Customer: he just doesn't look like he feels good
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. While Jake's symptoms are important, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. For example...

yelping = pain but we need to identify the source of that pain

getting sick a lot - vomiting can represent both primary gastrointestinal disorders or disorders elsewhere in Jake's body that are affecting his gastrointestinal tract

not eating good - a nonspecific sign of illness

shivering all the time - usually caused by pain, anxiety, or both; fever or too low of a body temperature and tremor syndromes also can cause shivering

Jake's symptoms should prompt his vet to perform a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests followed by imaging such as X-rays of his chest and ultrasound of his abdomen if need be. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.