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I’m a little concerned. My dog is licking the concrete

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I’m a little concerned...

I’m a little concerned. My dog is licking the concrete sidewalk. During the past 6 months, he appears to have lost muscle from his mid-body. I can easily feel his rib cage and his spine. He still has the same appetite however.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?

I just typed the issues

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

He doesn’t appear to be in pain.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

He’s 13, a Scottish Terrier

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

When did he last have bloodwork performed?

Is he on any medication?

Any history of illness or injury?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
May. No meds, no injury or illness
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Were there any abnormalities on the bloodwork at the time?

When did the symptom begin?

Do you have a copy of the bloodwork to share?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It is 2am, I don’t want to continue this now.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

You can continue at any time that it's convenient for you. Our chat is not limited by time.

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