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I have a 10 year old Rottweiler mastiff black lab German Shepard mix he has always been healthy and has had no major illnesses or anything yesterday I noticed he was not moving very much and when he did it was very gingerly now today he refuses to move at all. He will not eat or drink even for treats which is not like him. He has not been vomiting or diarrhea... I've tried to pick him up and he will not put any weight on his legs he just lays there like dead weight. He is fully responsive when I say his name or talk to him but he does nothing but lay there with absolutely no movement what could be going on

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

He has been healthy he is about 165lbs he has always been active with no signs of hip or joint problems as of yet

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

Please accept my apologies for no one answering your question yet! I am sorry.

I am very happy to help you.

Where do you live- is it still warm there?

Are his gums pink?

Is he breathing faster? What is his heart rate (put hand on chest behind left elbow)

Is his abdomen distended?

Paul

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