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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 15 week old who just sitting or laying down is

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I have a 15 week old who just sitting or laying down is wobbly he is normally very active crazy boy. He has been all day till about 45 min ago he is also sleepy. He is a Bull terrier shih Thu and weighs about 3 to 4 lbs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with your Bull Shih (!). Has he been eating well? Please check his gum and tongue color for me. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues). My primary concerns at his age are hypoglycemia, anemia, or a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. In case of hypoglycemia it would prudent and safe to administer 5 mL (one measuring teaspoon) of a sucrose-containing syrup such as Karo syrup and repeat it in 2 hours if you see a positive response to its administration.

Please respond with the additional information and further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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