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Sluggish not interested in food. Hershey is his name, he was…

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Sluggish not interested in food

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?

Hershey is his name, he was a stray that we ended up keeping for about 6mths. Not sure of age, prob 1-2

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

Thank you for giving Hershey a home.

There are many things that could make a young dog so sluggish. Is he eating, and drinking?

If you lift his lip to check his gums, are they pink or do they seem pale?

Can you take his temperature with a rectal thermometer? Normal is 101.5.

He could have a fever, an infection, parasites, heartworm, or he could have gotten into something and eaten something that is indigestible.

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