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My chihuahua has been in heat for about 2 weeks and now

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My chihuahua has been...

My chihuahua has been in heat for about 2 weeks and now she's just laying in her bed and acts like she's sick and there's been no males around to get to her

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 your Chihuahua. What is the Chihuahua's name?

Prissy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your Chihuahua?

No she's been healthy all her life she's about 8 years old but I also have a rescue pup who' looks to be about 1 to 2 yrs old which is a good 10 lbs. larger than prissy and very rambunctious and I don't know if she could update have hurt her in anyway, I'm usually home with them but this is our busy season so I've been working for past two weeks

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 worried about Prissy, and I am also worried. I just came online and saw your question.

Is she eating and drinking at all? If you lift her lip to check her gums, are they a normal pink color or do they look pale at all?

I am worried that she could have an infection of the uterus, called a pyometra. Pyometra can be life threatening, so I would get her checked out as soon as possible. I would not wait until Monday. Pyometra occurs during or just after a heat and can be serious.

Please let me know how she is doing and if this is helpful. If you have any other questions, please ask.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I have not heard back from you; how is Prissy doing?

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

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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