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scottie: 14 year old..zu mix has yellow secretions..one eye..back legs

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Our 14 year old scottie sh*t-zu mix has yellow secretions from one eye,used to be both eyes,anf has developed trouble walking. seems like arthritus in both back legs. will eat but not as much as before. She shivers a lot like she is cold. keeps her tail between her legs and looks like she is getting thinner in the rear end. wont walk steps like she used to. loves the sun and the warm weather seems to help. been going on about 2 weeks now.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Vamvakias replied 11 years ago.

 The description you give is a generalized not feeling well impression. The eye goop is most likely from a dehydrated state in the dog, the shivering can be from pain and definately the tail is showing you discomfort. At 14 years of age, you need to take this dog in. There is something more serious going on, and you need it diagnosed so you can help her out...2 weeks is too long for this to be happening, please seek out a vet soon.


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