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My 13 year old wiemeriner is quite lethargic and doesnt want…

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My 13 year old...

My 13 year old wiemeriner is quite lethargic and doesnt want to eat or get up for that matter. His breathing is slightly labored and i am scared...

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. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He has lymes

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I am sorry you are worried about your Weimaraner. Labored breathing is concerning.

If you lift his lip, are his gums pink in color or pale?

Is he nose breathing or mouth breathing?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Can you take his temperature with a rectal thermometer? Normal is 101.5. A fever could cause him to breathe harder.

Is he being treated for Lyme disease?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
They r pink... and i dont think i have a thermometer
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Good that his gums are pink; that is a good sign. Is he mouth breathing or nose breathing?

Is he eating?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I am worried about an older dog having labored breathing, and not eating. Both are signs of possibly serious disease in an older dog. The best thing would be an exam by a veterinarian, listening with a stethoscope, and possibly a chest Xray.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He usually sleeps with me... but last night he slept on my laundry? Doesnt seem that wierd. But its completely out of character
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

He looks depressed in the picture; thanks for sending it. He probably should see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I have not heard back from you; how is he doing?

How is he being treated for Lyme disease?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you!

How is your Weimaraner doing? Please let me know if this was helpful or if you have any other questions.

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