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I have a 13-15 year old border terrier. She is an inside dog.

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I have a 13-15 year...
I have a 13-15 year old border terrier. She is an inside dog. Over the last 2 mornings, she has not wanted to come in from outside when I leave for work. I have to go and pull her up and then she will walk in. Tonight, after being outside all day, she is lying in the backyard and won't get up. Even when I walk to her she just looks at me. I am worried that she is dying. Until this week, she has always been very spry and has not seemed sick at all.
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It sounds like she is quite ill. If at all possible, take her to an emergency veterinary clinic tonight. She may be in serious condition that may or may not be treatable. However it is important to find out if it is something treatable and if not to not let her suffer. Try to go and have an exam and good thorough medical workup and hopefully supportive care for whatever is found. It could be arthritis from aging wear and tear, heart failure, liver, kidney or pancreatic disease or severe infection. Try to go and get her help or at least find out what it is that is causing such severe lethargy. Good luck on this.
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