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She won't move. and she's 9 years old. She was fine and

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She won't move Veterinarian's...

She won't move

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 and age?

Bailey and she's 9 years old

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

She was fine and active on Friday. Now she won't eat, she's weak, tired and won't move

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

I am sorry to learn Bailey is not feeling well. I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

2- What breed is Bailey?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

5- Have you tried to get her up? If so, what happens?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't believe she ate anything odd
She's a golden retriever
Threw up once on Saturday
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

1- Have you tried to get her up? If so, what happens?

2- Is she spayed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
she's spayed and she'll get up but it takes her a minute
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

1- Any other symptoms?

2- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?

3- Can you take her rectal temperature?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The gums are pink
No I cannot take her temp
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She lays and whimpers but will wag her tail when petted
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Please give me a few minutes more I am typing your answer. Thank you.

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

Friend, lethargy and decreased appetite are very non-specific symptoms and can be related to many different medical conditions that affect dogs. Anything from neuromuscular disorders, ingestion of a foreign body, to a systemic disease, etc. are all possible. Unfortunately, on history only we will not be able to pinpoint the exact underlying cause, I am sorry.
In this case, your dog will need a hands on examination by a veterinarian, blood work (chemistry profile & CBC) and urinalysis as an initial screening test to determine the exact underlying cause. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. For example, if your vet finds that she has an infection she will be treated with antibiotics, if this is related to a pinched nerve she will be treated with anti-inflammatory and pain medication, etc. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. There is not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have any significant therapeutic benefit, I am sorry.

I realize that this answer may not be entire to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

Dr. Peter

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter
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