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My dog is acting very lethargic. Her bed usually goes 8 my

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My dog is acting very lethargic. Her bed usually goes 8 my room at night last night I shook her and she didn't wake up easy. Today she didn't even want to go out.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
First, does Miss Lilly have any known health issues?
Does she seem weak at all?
Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?
If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?
Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?
Has she had any diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, or sneezing?
Any other signs?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She has Lyme disease. Gums are pink, breathing is between 50 and 60 nose is warm and dry. No stomach discomfort. She's been pooping ALot but formed, soft but not diarreah. No coughing or sneezing.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you,
How long ago was she diagnosed?
Is she currently under treatment for Lyme's?
What is she on?
Does she seem stiff? Or feverish?
Is she drinking more or showing loss of appetite?
Has she been breathing this quickly since the lethargy started?