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My 13 year old staffie has been sick a few times in last 48…

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My 13 year old staffie has been sick a few times in last 48 hours. Now totally not eating at all (which never happens). He is taking water off a saucer , but do exhausted his head just rests on it after a few seconds. His heart is very fast. Hi hasn’t short as very restless . He is getting increasingly unstable on his legs. He wants to mive , but collapses in a heap when he tries. His back legs just seem to give way.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Mickey. He is a rescue staffie cross. I’ve had him a year and a half. He us 13 on Monday . Recently diagnosed with cushings

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

Cushings disease. Otherwise in great health . Slightly arthritic.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

Is Mickey being treated for Cushing's disease currently?

What medication is being given, if any?

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