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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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he keeps groaning, been lying down for more than 8 hours now.

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he keeps groaning, been lying down for more than 8 hours now. not eating , not responding. with little strength at all. and the groan/moans are getting worst. I knw he eats raw meat can that affect him? Or is he poisoned?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what the dog ate?
Customer: no. we live next to an abattoir, and they usually go there and bring back pieces of meat from there.
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: its two of them actually that's sick. a 5 month old pup and a 5 year old dog. With similar symptoms
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Such profoundly symptomatic dogs for such a long period of time may well be poisoned or may have contracted a bacterial infection (Salmonella, e.g) from ingesting raw meat but although their symptoms are important ones, they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) or any one particular disorder. They are, however serious enough to have an on-call vet attend to your dogs at your earliest convenience. I understand, however, that you may have logistical constraints where you're living. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin