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Lower jaw tremors occasionally and very lethargic. She has

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Lower jaw tremors occasionally and very lethargic. She has extreme reaction to going to vet as she is rescue
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Minnie and she is somewhere between 12 and 14
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Minnie?
Customer: She has always been very healthy. She is a ***** ***** and min pin mix
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Minnie today.

Is Minnie eating? Does she seem painful when trying to chew?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is eating but not a lot and no it does not seem to be anything actually related to chewing.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thank you for the additional information. It sounds like Minnie is definitely not feeling well. There are several reasons why her jaw could be trembling: pain, stress, anxiety and weakness to name a few. If Minnie has not recently been to the vet, I recommend taking her in for a complete physical exam and senior blood work.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is terrified of the vet. Her HR and Resp status seem normal. Cold wet nose. Her head is warm. The jaw trembling has gotten better today. Appetite diminished a bit but activity level is diminished as well. Stools normal although pretty soft. Urinary status normal.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.
If Minnie is lethargic it could mean that she is painful or something could be causing organ dysfunction. If she is fearful of the vet clinic, you could try a mobile housecall vet. That would be less stressful, but very necessary to ensure she is ok.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

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

Katie Volat