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Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian
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I was just made aware my daughter's dog is at the Vet

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i was just made aware my daughter's dog is at the Vet because he is lethargic , twitchy, has a fever and is going in and out of conciousness. He has an iv but no change in the last 5 hours. What is going on???
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. It could be an infection. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Banjo. He is a malamute puppy of 8 months.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: do you think he will make it?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: there is another dog in the home who is ok and a cat
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Hi I am Dr. Denney. I am currently reviewing your post now. Please give me a few minutes to type my response. Thank you for trusting us with your question. This service is used for general information only and is no substitute for a veterinarian patient relationship by examination.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Can you tell me some additional information so I can better assist you?

Is there any chance of toxin exposure?

Has he had blood work and if so what were the results?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Banjo was at the dog park and collapsed. Taken to the Vet right away,had bloodwork. On iv and antibiotics. Unresponsive now. It has been 5 hours.The Vet does not know what is going on.So worried!!
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Banjo is my daughter's dog. He is an 8 month old puppy.
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

I am so sorry. That is definitely scary.

It could have been heat stroke but the veterinary would have checked a temperature as soon as Banjo was brought in.

It may just take time for his to stabilize but if there is no change after 12 hours his prognosis is poor.

It may be underlying heart disease that is a congenital issue.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you Dr. Denny. Hope he recovers well. We are very sad but have hope.
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

I cannot even imagine how hard this is for you and your daughter.

Just heartbreaking, but sometimes all they need is time to get through it.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Is he at an emergency clinic ?