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He is a 1 year old pit and he has been real itchy lately…

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He is a 1 year old pit bull and he has been real itchy lately leaving bold spots last couple of days he has been real weak sleeping a lot and not eating

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?

Siba

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

He has a little gunk in his eyes

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hello
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

When did you first notice symptoms from Siba?

When is the last time that he ate? Is he eating at all?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The last few days no I don’t think so I’d tried to give him some meat but he didn’t eat it
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok, any vomiting or diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not that I’ve seen I don’t think so
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ok, in a young pit bull, itching and hair loss is usually either due to fleas or demodex (mites). However, neither of these usually cause such severe lethargy or decreased appetite as you are describing.

Lethargy and decrease appetite are very non-specific symptoms and can be related to many different medical conditions that affect dogs. In this case, Siba, will need a hands on examination by your family 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. If cost is a concern I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

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

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

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