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Daisy is small shitzu cross chiwawa. moving about when

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Hi, Daisy is small...

Hi, Daisy is small shitzu cross chiwawa. moving about when luying still. struggling to poo. not eating. looking drowsy. Just noticed today. Thanks.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Daisy. Approx. 9 dog years

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Daisy?

9 years old

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are concerned about Daisy. If she is struggling to defecate, she may be constipated, but she may be just the opposite; she may have colitis. When dogs have colitis (inflammation/swelling of the lining of the colon), they strain to defecate but nothing comes out.

If she is not eating, I am concerned about dehydration. Is she drinking?

Lift her lip and look at her gums; do they look a normal pink color or do they seem pale?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi. She is not interested in water. Her inner lips seem pink still but very dry to the touch. She is staying in one spot all day/ night. Not sore to the touch if tummy though. Thank you
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Had quite a bit of dried milk on the hair near her teets.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am sorry I was not online when you got back to me.

Is Daisy spayed? Since you mention milk near her nipples, I suspect she is not spayed.

If she is not eating, not drinking, and her gums are dry she is probably dehydrated. If she is not spayed, I am worried about a potentially serious problem called a pyometra, which can be life threatening. I would have her checked by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Hello, I have not heard back from you. How is Daisy doing?

Please let me know if my answer was helpful and what other questions I can answer.

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