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My dog is a doberman lab mix, last night was walking fine,

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My dog is a doberman lab mix, last night was walking fine, has been drinking a lot of water for the past 2 weeks , today, has decreased appetite and unable to move the back legs, he is not getting up at all, has not poop, but I noticed that he had urinated during the night, he also has a weak bark, he is only 8 yrs old, please help.

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 your dog. What is the dog's name?

Bingo

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

Other than not being able to move the back legs, poor appetite , drinking lots of water.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi, I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help.

A history of increased thirst, followed by reduced appetite and problems with the hind limbs, might suggest Diabetes, or other serious metabolic disturbances. Increased thirst can be seen with problems such as kidney failure, liver disease, or certain cancers as well. The hind leg problems could be associated with imbalances in electrolytes in the blood, or could be a complication of diabetes.

I would have to strongly urge you to seek veterinary attention today, so that in addition to a physical exam, some blood and urine testing can be done, to try to pinpoint which of these issues may be present, and so that treatment can be started right away. Delaying care may result in a significant worsening of Bingo's situation. I do not recommend that you attempt home-care in this situation as there's no way to know what's best to try or if it would even have a chance at being effective.

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Thank you, ***** ***** contact the local vet.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Drew, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You're very welcome - I will be hoping for all the best for Bingo.

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

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