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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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She is panting and doesn't seem to have an appetite. i just

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she is panting and doesn't seem to have an appetite.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: i just got back from leave in the states and picked her up from the kennel last Sunday. she is has gained more weight so that is what I thought the heavy breathing is from but she can't seem to walk far when we take our walks, and she has been panting all weekend.
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: She is 9
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bella, there are no wounds on her feet.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bella?
Customer: She is an overweight Shih Tzu, has had 2 surgeries to remove bladder stones, has a luxtating patella in her left hind leg, (surgery corrected it in her right leg).
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  petdrz. replied 6 months ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information in order to better assist you if you don't mind.

Is Bella on any medications for pain or has she ever been prescribed any?

Are her urinary habits normal at this time? No straining to urinate?

Do you know if the stones were analyzed as to which type they are?

Thanks and I will respond further after you reply. There may be a slight delay while I formulate and type a thorough response or I may be offline, but if so, I will respond as soon as I am able.