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I have a shiztzu who is about 4 years old, recently he

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Hello, I have a shiztzu who is about 4 years old, recently he started limping ... and now he isn't able to move around too much, when I pick him up he whines like something is hurting him .... then today I notice he isn't moving around too much

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Stewie

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

No ma'am

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

W​hen you say he is not able to move around much is that because of the limping or leg pain? Or is he so lethargic he will not get up and move around? What happens if you stand him on his feet and try to get him to walk?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I stood him up and he fell to the side
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

T​hank you. Has he eaten his usual amount today? When did he last eat?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He ate this morning around 8am ... I left home and just returned about 1hr or so
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

O​kay try rubbing some honey or karo syrup on his gums in case his blood sugar is low. While you are doing that can you check his gum color please? Is there any chance he got into the trash or something toxic?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok .... ill do that, doesnt look like he got into anything I found him in the same spot I left him this morning ..... he normally barks and runs to the door when I get home
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

T​hank you. If he does not perk up in 10 minutes of putting the karo syrup or honey in his mouth he needs to go to the vet right away. He is not having any specific signs, where I can tell you what body system in involved, but his lethargy sounds severe.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

The regular vets should still be open at this time so hopefully that will save you from the emergency clinic prices.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I​f he was limping, and he has a fever related to the limping, he could have an infection.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

H​e is not having coughing, sneezing, vomiting, or breathing trouble which would help us pinpoint the body system involved. But he is not having any of those. He does sound very lethargic so it would be best for a vet to see him right away. Does that make sense to you?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

If you need financing for the vet visit try www.carecredit.com The normally offer 6-24 months interest free to pay the bill off.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

How is Stewie doing? Were you able to get him to a veterinarian?

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