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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog will not lay down and go to sleep. was awake all night

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my dog will not lay down and go to sleep. was awake all night and has not stopped walking today. is drooling constantly, drinking a lot. he's so exhausted, he falls over and then gets right back up and starts walking again.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. How old is he? Does he have any previous illnesses, or problems?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5 years. No previous problems
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Sorry I was gone awhile; I had a power failure here.
These symptoms could indicate pain somewhere ( his back, or internal organs). The drooling can indicate nausea, pain, irritation in his mouth, or internal organ disease.
Good that he is drinking, and staying hydrated. Is he eating?
If I could, I would start with a complete exam: take his temperature, feel his lymph nodes and internal organs, listen to his heart and lungs, check his gums, hydration, and feel his legs and back for areas of tension that can indicate muscle spasm, or pain.
Could he have gotten into anything?
I am worried he may be in need of medical attention. Until you can have him examined by a veterinarian, I would try to keep him quiet, and keep him drinking liquids. You could see if some Pepcid AC (famotidine) helps with the drooling: 10 mg per 20 to 40 pounds of body weight.
Let me know how he is doing and what else I can answer or help with.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?