Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 15 year old black Labrador retriever, male. I came…

Customer Question
I have a 15...

I have a 15 year old black Labrador retriever, male.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the Labrador retriever?

I came home from work and he has been lethargic

Veterinarian's Assistant: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the Labrador retriever. What is the Labrador retriever's name?

Buddy

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

I just had him at the vet a month ago for all his yearly shots and exact. He was in good health according to our vet.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
9/17/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 424
Experience: DVM 19 years
Verified

Hi, this is Dr. Sara. So, did he eat breakfast this am? Do you see any vomiting or diarrhea accidents in the house? Can he get up, or is he too weak and what is his gum color?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No diarrhea. No vomiting. He did drink some water a couple of hours ago.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

What color are his gums?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He seems to be weak to get up.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Did he want to eat anything tonight?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Black and pink gums
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Ok that is good, did you offer him anything to eat yet? Is he on any meds for arthritis pain?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
He was diagnosed with arthritis in his hips and I gave him his prescription: Carprofen 75mg with a little peanut butter
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Let's see if he'll eat for you. That should be a good test for a lab. Did you just give him his med now?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
About an hour ago. He is eating!��
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am wondering if his hips are bothering him
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Let's see if he'll eat for you. That should be a good test for a lab. Did you just give him his med now?

Yaaaayyyyyy. Maybe he is just painful and needs his Carprofen. Continue to check him gum color for the weekend. Monitor his respiratory rate at rest and if anything becomes increasingly concerning, have him seen at a 24 hr hospital. I think he'll be fine!!! Have a good night.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Getting a wagging tail in response
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

HAHAHHAH, I have a lab too, they sure know how to look sad and make you worry. :)

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Tell me about it! I brought some water to him and he drank a good bit
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

You're welcome

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Sara Your Own Question
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 424
424 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM 19 years

Dr. Sara is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
A friends Labrador Retriever 12 years old has one side of
A friends Labrador Retriever 12 years old has one side of her head that looks like everthing inside is gone just bones from the eye back. What could this be?? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
6 month old labrador retriever pup. already seen by vet,
6 month old labrador retriever pup. already seen by vet, heart and lungs are clear. when he falls asleep his respiratory rate is about 45 to 48 bpm. should this be concerning? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,399 satisfied customers
16y/o female Labrador retriever mix. Noticable increased
16y/o female Labrador retriever mix. Noticable increased weakness in the right hind leg over the past 3 days, increased loss of stability on her feet, hind quarters list to the right, general gait pat… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My Labrador retriever just ingested a number of Prozac
My Labrador retriever just ingested a number of Prozac pills … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,299 satisfied customers
For 4 weeks my 8 year old female Labrador Retriever working
For 4 weeks my 8 year old female Labrador Retriever working dog has been delivering bright yellow stools. She is just as lively as ever. … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,326 satisfied customers
I have a 120 Labrador retriever who threw up bile yesterday
I have a 120 Labrador retriever who threw up bile yesterday and collapsed for a moment this was very scary as you can imagine he seemed ok after and has not thrown up or. Collapsed today then if Linda… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
I have a yellow labrador retriever. He is about 6 yrs old.
Hello. I have a yellow labrador retriever. He is about 6 yrs old. He's very energetic, friendly, and loves to play. After about 5-10 mins of play, however, both of his rear legs exhibit tremors, parti… read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
929 satisfied customers
My dog (12-year-old labrador retriever) had her right hind
my dog (12-year-old labrador retriever) had her right hind leg amputated in early January. She had osteosarcoma way up in her hip socket. She was getting around really well for about 6 weeks, and the … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,288 satisfied customers
80 lb. Labrador retrievers had interdigital fibrosarcoma
80 lb. Labrador retrievers had interdigital fibrosarcoma removed without clean margins. Not metastasized. Choice of radiation or removal of the 2 weight bearing digits . Afraid removal will leave dog … read more
Dr. Christina
Dr. Christina
Small Animal Veterinary Internist
429 satisfied customers
My dog is Bella, a Black Labrador Retriever/Border Collie
My dog is Bella, a Black Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix and is 8 years old. The last week or so she has started acting a little strange. She started seeming really anxious and jumps up often wit… read more
Sophie-Vet
Sophie-Vet
Veterinary Surgeon
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
16 satisfied customers
I have a one year old Labrador retriever female who just got
I have a one year old Labrador retriever female who just got a lime prevention shot this morning and now I'm noticing just a couple drops of blood coming from her rectum but she's acting normal, is it… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Our four month old Labrador retriever has an outbreak of
Our four month old Labrador retriever has an outbreak of worms in her stomach, we gave her a normal dose of dewormer which directed to give it to her every 2 weeks , but she is still acting strange a … read more
Joan
Joan
Private
355 satisfied customers
Yesterday I noticed that my dog (labrador retriever) 2 years
Hello,Yesterday I noticed that my dog (labrador retriever) 2 years old, swallowed strings from his "chewing rope," I took it away from him, but now he seems very tired and I remembered that I watched … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
My golden labrador retriever is just a bit over 12 years
My golden labrador retriever is just a bit over 12 years old. Last week when the weather got really cold there was a day she was having some problems trying to stand up. Her one hind leg would just sh… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,533 satisfied customers
My dog is an 8yr old labrador retriever. He has been treated
Hello! My dog is an 8yr old labrador retriever. He has been treated for interdigit cysts (one and just at the same location) for five times in the last two months but all in vain. He weighs 40kgs and … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
Our almost-13-year-old Labrador retriever had a seizure this
Our almost-13-year-old Labrador retriever had a seizure this evening; this is the first time that we know of that she has had one. It lasted about 30 seconds; she was unsteady on her feet, nodding her… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
8 satisfied customers
I have a 14 year old black Labrador Retriever and she has
I have a 14 year old black Labrador Retriever and she has been on a Veterinarian prescription dry dog food high in glucosaime since she was a year old for arthritis. Now she has hip dysplacia really bad and her skin has gone crazy-severe dryness and flaking and she has those non-malignant fatty tumors all over. I believe she is not getting what she needs in her food-can you recommend a high quality food for her? The Vet isn't being much help. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,399 satisfied customers
My Labrador Retriever, 7 years old has suddenly had a tumor
My Labrador Retriever, 7 years old has suddenly had a tumor come up in the peri-rectal area. Chest x rays are normal. Stomach has some tumors Lab work shows an elevated white count. Started limping ab… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,288 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x