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My do Rudy is...

My do Rudy is a 17 year old Chihuahua. He has a hard time walking just stands there sleeps most of the time pee in his bed but drink and eat. He does seem to be alert.

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 Chihuahua. What is the Chihuahua's name?

Rudy Rudy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Chihuahua?

This has been going on for some time. I thought he would snap out of it , then it suddenly got a lot worse

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 1 year ago
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Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It is necessary for me to get a little information from you before I can type up your reply. Your patience is appreciated.

Does he seem to have feeling in his paws?

I'm guessing he does not jump or use stairs if he won't move around?

How do you pick him up? Under the arm or some other way?

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