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Hi, my dog has blood shot eyes, very lethargic, just noticed his gums are very red, he licks his lips a lot and pants intermittently. He’s eating, drinking, pants intermittently.

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 your dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Buster - he’s 9. Shih Tzu cross

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

Not that I can think of. Thank you

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Buster, please?

Regretfully, blood shot eyes (primary ocular disorders or disorders elsewhere in his body that affect the eyes ?), lethargy, red gums (dehydration, toxicity, hypertension ?), and panting (cardiopulmonary or metabolic disorders, pain ?) are important signs but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder.

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