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Experience:  Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
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My dog is sticking s head in the air and moving slowly. He's

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my dog is sticking his head in the air and moving slowly. He's healthy and 18 months
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Phoenix
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Phoenix?
Customer: He threw up his dinner last night, otherwise he's fine. He ate his breakfast this morning
JA: The Veterinarian will know if Phoenix will be able to digest that. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear Phoenix is not feeling well. Is he licking his lips at all or having any increased salivation? Is there any gas as well?

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No gas, no licking his lips, not excessive panting. He ate normally last night. Threw up dinner an hour later. A bit listless, sleeping a lot. Ate normal breakfast, has not had bowel movement as of 5:00 PM. Pees normally, moves around normally. His gums are pink, he doesn't appear to be in pain, accepts and eats treats, but doing a lot of sleeping again today. Taking him to the vet tomorrow, but I want to be sure it's okay to wait.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I apologize if you had difficulties today getting into the site and seeing my question from this morning. It sounds like overall he is stable and waiting until tomorrow shouldn't be an issue

So you have the information, reasons to recommend a veterinary er

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration

- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it

- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable

- Swollen abdomen

- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest

- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5

- No interest in food for 24+ hours

- No urination for 12+ hours

- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour

- Productive coughing

- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance this evening

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