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My 13 yr old terrier mix is off her food and she seems a bit

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Hi - my 13 yr old terrier mix is off her food and she seems a bit disorientated. She is drinking but turning her nose up at her fav food.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: Tessa
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tessa?
Customer: Well last night I took her for a walk and she stepped on something and couldn't walk. She couldn't put weight on her foot and was shaking. I took her to after hours vet and he gave her a pain killer and antihistamine. I think she stepped on a bull ant as between her pad was pink and sore.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

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

How long has she has these signs?

Did they start after the pain killer and antihistamine? Which ones did you use, what dose, and what is her weight?

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

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

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

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

Any diarrhea?