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Two weeks ago, on May 7th my 8 lb, 3 yr old Chihuahua had

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Two weeks ago, on May 7th my 8 lb, 3 yr old Chihuahua had her first set of vaccines since we adopted her 18 months ago. Initially, she had some swelling in her neck, but this subsided within 24 hours and she seemed fine. So, one week later, on May 13, we took her to get her teeth cleaned and the vet did a blood workup before the cleaning. He soon called to advise us that, "her liver enzymes are elevated and her platelets are very low..we can't do the teeth cleaning and I think she should see an internal medicine specialist, she may need liver shunt surgery." That advice was given a week ago and we were told by the specialists we phoned that they could not even see her for another week. However, in just the past three days, having never appeared to be ill (before the vaccines two weeks ago) she has declined in health, trembles, won't take water (unless I coax with an eyedropper) her appetite is virtually nonexistent, and she just lays all day, sometimes panting, and last night she craw
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Trixie's situation. Prior to the vaccinations, would you have said anything was abnormal with her? Was she smaller in stature than expected? Has she been having weakness or lethargy after eating meals? Any history of abnormal behavior or vomiting?

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