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My name is. my pom will sit but insists on keeping her upper

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my name is ***** ***** pom will sit but insists on keeping her upper body elevated. even tho shes tired and her head starts to droop cuz she wants to go to sleep she still wont lie down. shes starting to shiver as well. what could these symptoms mean
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: she was fine an hour ago. she sits a few min then walks to another spot and sits again. she tried to get comfy on a pile of laundry keeping her upper body higher than her lower body
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has she been doing this?

Any changes to her breathing (ie >30 breaths in a minute)?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Any appetite loss, gagging, straining to pass urine/feces, or chance she ate something she should not have?