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My 10 year old yorkie has been sleeping a lot the last 2…

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My 10 year old...

My 10 year old yorkie has been sleeping a lot the last 2 days will still eat and drink but his tummy is firm and has a slight limp on his hind leg but can walk fine and can do everything except go down stairs

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?

Scrappy

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

That's all I can think of for now

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christina, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Christina, a licensed veterinarian, here to help answer your questions today. I see that you are inquiring about Scrappy and his lethargy, is that correct?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
his firm stomach
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Text is totally fine.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christina, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I am so glad you are here. Can I ask is he eating anything or drinking anything?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christina, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Are you still there?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I see that you didn't respond to Dr. Christina. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Scrappy, please? His somnolence (sleepiness) and firm tummy are important signs but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder.

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