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My dog was fine all day now he 't want to walk or do

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My dog was fine all day now he don't want to walk or do anything he just laying down peeing on himself I don't know what's wrong with him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: His name its macho he it's only 10 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Its?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


What kind of dog is this?

Is there anything he could have gotten into? Garbage? Compost piles? Marijuana?

Is he vaccinated?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He it's a Yorkee dog
he got all his vaccinated
ProblAbly he eats everything he see on the floor the toys garbage
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks.

If he's that lethargic and just urinating on himself, I would guess that he got into something toxic. It could be a garbage and something moldy. Mold toxicity can cause signs like this. The best way to treat, is by putting them on IV fluids for 12-24 hours in an ER hospital as a detox type of treatment. Most dogs will respond nicely and get back to normal within that time period.

If you can't get him in, then I would try to get some fluids in him at home- water, pedialyte, gatorade. I would also try to get some canned food or cook up some chicken or hamburger to get some calories into him. Ideally, though, a night on IV fluids would be beneficial.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

I wouldn't expect popcorn to make him this lethargic. It's possible that there was something moldy and we're seeing a mold toxicity. It's also possible that he has something else going on. I would take a look at his gum color. If it's pink, that is normal. If it's pale, then I would worry about an abdominal mass that is bleeding- this is very common in older goldens.

Ideally, I would have him monitored through the next 12-24 hours at an ER vet. They may elect to keep him on IV fluids to flush out any toxin. They may also run some bloodwork to make sure it's not a metabolic issue or an anemia issue. Best case scenario is that it's just some GI upset and they give some fluids and meds and get him home.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I will take him to the vet today so they could check on him
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

How did everything go today?