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8 week old puppy (we've had m days) seems lethargic today

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8 week old puppy (we've had him for 3 days) seems lethargic today and showing some signs of poor appetite. Drinking a lot of water, was pooping a lot (10 times/day) over the weekend, but going about 4-5 times today. Panting occasionally. A lot can be explained, but was still a little worried about him - especially the lethargy and appetite loss.
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. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Recent trip to mountains on Sunday for just a day, starting acting just a little funny on the way home. We've tried to curb his access to other dogs, but we live in a place where there are a ton so just going outside there is a lot of droppings, and other dogs.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Have his stools been loose or diarrhea?

Any gagging, retching, lip licking, drooling or vomiting?

Can he keep that water down?

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

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?