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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 15 month old chihuahua mix is panting and not sleeping,

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My 15 month old chihuahua mix is panting and not sleeping, pacing around at times
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?
Customer: Babu. He's not lethargic
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Babu?
Customer: He is normally a cuddled, but doesn't seem to want to do that
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This has been going on for a few hours now. I've taken him out to walk, which he urinated fine and walked fine. Back inside the behavior happens again. I thought perhaps anxiety and put a shirt on him, but he still paces and pants.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Panting and pacing are important symptoms but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. They're often seen with elevated ambient temperature, exercise, anxiety, or perceived pain. To confound the diagnosis further, at Babu's age they're also seen with fever, narcotic administration, glucocorticosteroid (prednisone, e.g.) therapy, hypocalcemia, cardiac disease, tachyarrhythmias (fast irregular heart rates), brain disease and obesity.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I was at my vet's office when they opened and the problem is now resolved thank goodness. I wasted my money contacting and joining and have cancelled this service as a result. I could have used hearing from someone a few hours ago just to be heard, but there was NO response at all. I do not know which expert would have been on call, but they failed. Your response is appreciated, but it did not come when I needed it.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I understand. Experts make their own hours. Friday nights should be covered better, you're right. I'm pleased to hear that Babu is doing well.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
His analysis for some reason were impacted and he was not presenting normal indications of that. He was in pain and feeling anxious. This as an FYI.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No need for another referral. I will not use this 'service' again
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

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