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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Dog ate deer carcass, now tremors and sluggish, Maya,

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dog ate deer carcass, now tremors and sluggish
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Maya, beagle, 9 mos
JA: How old is Maya?
Customer: 9 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maya?
Customer: Normally highly active
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Maya, please?

You appear to be describing the bacterial endotoxemia caused by the ingestion of putrefying bacteria in such a carcass. Bacterial toxins migrate across the intestinal wall and into the blood stream. This is best addressed by hospitalization on IV fluids and antibiotics.