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My dog has been really lazy all weekend. He hasn't left s

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My dog has been really lazy all weekend. He hasn't left his kennel. When I tried picking him up he yelped like I'd hurt him but I can't pinpoint what part is hurt. He has scabs in several locations on his body
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

2- How old is your dog?

3- Is he walking any different?

4- Did he get into anything?

5- Is he eating and drinking?

6- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1. No2. He's 83. I think he's kind of hunching4. We had the house sprayed for bugs last week but other than that I can't think of anything5. He is eating and drinking and he pooped this morning6. He's just being weird. Like wont come to me. Has been hiding out kind ofThe scabs on his skin look like he's been scratching until it's raw but I haven't seen him scratch. He doesn't seem itchy
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

1- Is he 8 months or years?

2- Can you get him to walk again and make certain if he is hunching or not?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He's 8 years and maybe not really hunching
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Oh and he had lots of discharge from his eyes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I tried to take a picture of the sores but it wouldn't upload
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

1- Any other symptoms?

2- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

3- Can you take his rectal temperature?

4- How long has he had the eye discharge?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1. Not really. He is shaking a little bit he is little so...He seems a little better since I put some hydrocortisone on the spots2. They look pink3. Uh no. Ha!
4. I was out of town this weekend so not really sure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This is so cool by the way!
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

1- How long has he has the skin lesions?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
About 2 days
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

1- Can you post a pic of the sores? If not, can describe the appearance?