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Our Miniture Poodle is very lethargic and not moving much.

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Our Miniture Poodle is very lethargic and not moving much. No appetite and seemed like he had a stomach upset. This is the holiday weekend and our Vet is closed. What should we do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** am a UC Davis graduate, former Medical Director of a corporate practice, and currently a owner of a veterinary hospital.

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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Well, my primary concern is that you are saying he is not moving much. That is a big red flag for me because it really suggests serious underlying pain or abdominal distress. Even if I were to suggest giving an antacid to try and help the stomach, I am very doubtful that is a safe course of action or sufficient therapy. It is okay to give a 1/4 tablet of Pepcid A.C. 10mg regular strength antacid, but I really vote for an emergency vet visit.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

An emergency vet can check the addomen, assess for fever, treat for possibe abdominal distress, etc...
I am just worried that he may be really uncomfortable all night long. Wish I could suggest more, but we don't know the severity. I hope that information is helpful.

Dr. Andy