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I have a 15 year old male Chihuahua who has slept in or on my bed since he was a baby. Now all of a sudden, in the middle of the night he wants down and he goes into our family room to sleep. He's been acting somewhat different lately but I took him to his vet last weekend and she said he's doing well. He's eating (although he's getting more and more picky) and drinking ok. He does have heart disease and is on four medications. The only recent change I can think of is that he had fleas this year (the first year I can remember for a long long time) and I had to treat him with something my vet prescribed as well as spray the interior of my house. We left the house for several hours after and took him with us. I'd appreciate any ideas you have as to why he's making this sudden change. Thank you

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?

Mitch

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

Not that I can think of

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What 4 medications are currently being given?

When was bloodwork last performed? Do you have a copy to share?

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