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my dog is panting heavily not moving around,not eating or drinking.

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my dog is panting heavily not moving around,not eating or drinking. symptoms started today, scottie -poo weighs approx 30 lb. Usually jumping and running.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

What color are the gums?

Is there vomiting?

Change in stool?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
purple gums more black at tooth base, mouth cold. have seen no emesis or stool.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
If possible, you can take the temperature.

You can use a digital human thermometer if you have that available.

Using KY Jelly or Vaseline, you can gently insert the thermometer into the rectum.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
after 1 min ...97 with glass thermometer.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
That temperature is very low.

If your family veterinarian is not open and available for evaluation, I would use this link (HERE) to find an ER in your area for evaluation today.

This description is one of a very sick dog - and needs to be evaluated with testing such as bloodwork and even x-rays for this bloated belly as soon as posssible!
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
there was no bloated belly....but never mind , she just expired. thanks
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.
That was my concern above - serious illness.

Sorry for your loss.

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