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Ive a shitsu Maltese cross,13 year old,she's been a bit off

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Ive a shitsu Maltese cross,13 year old,she's been a bit off colour today,not eating and won't let you pick her up appears to be swollen, and hasn't been toileting today
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: A small female dog
JA: OK. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Lily is the dog's name
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lily?
Customer: She's just laying around, not herself
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

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

Where is she swollen?

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

Can she keep water down?

Any breathing changes?

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

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

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

Any diarrhea?