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Experience:  15 yrs in practice, specialist canine/feline medicine
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I just hit home and my yorkie is limping can't seem to hold

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I just hit home and my yorkie is limping can't seem to hold her weight and her stomach seems a little extended .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 years ago.
Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.
Based on what you report I am most concerned about the potentially distended abdomen. This may be only reflective of recently eating, but it could indicate another problem such as fluid accumulation (blood, serum, pus, etc) or organ enlargement. This really does indicate the need for an immediate examination by her veterinarian.
The lameness and/or difficulty bearing weight could potentially be related if she is truly weak from loss of blood or an electrolyte problem. I do wish I could provide you with an exact diagnosis, but this is a problem that I too would need to perform an examination followed by some testing to try to narrow down what is going on.
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