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Older dog head hangs low. Not comfortable when lays down.

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Older dog head hangs...

Older dog head hangs low. Not comfortable when lays down. Cries sometimes when get's up

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 and age?

Max. 11

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Is Max still eating and drinking?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

History of arthritis or painful joints?

Are his gums pink? Breathing normally?
Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
1. yes
2. no
3. no
4. yes
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Okay that makes me happy

And thank you for the brevity of your answers- speeds things up for you.

Initially I was quite worried but now I am a little relieved.

This may be a case of stiffness (neck or legs)

I would recommend that you try aspirin at 10.0 mg/pound twice daily with food today.

And lets see how Max responds to that.

And can you please update me later today?

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi Dennis,

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

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