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My beagle is shaking and has a rapid heart rate. He has

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My beagle is shaking...

My beagle is shaking and has a rapid heart rate. He has diarrhea, but he has had all of his vaccinations

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

Jameson he will be one in April

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Jameson?

He will be 1 in April

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

His stool is really dark, but unsure if it's blood or not.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I would take him to the vet now, but they are closed. I will take him in the morning, but if it's an emergency, I will find an emergency hospital to take him too.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Jameson, please? I regret that my state board of veterinary examiners doesn't allow me to speak to customers by phone in this venue but other experts in this category may be able to assist you in this regard. Please let me know if you'd like another expert to do so and I'll opt out of this conversation. Please stay in the conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Please just tell me what you think could be the problem.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
He still has diarrhea. He hasn't ate anything today.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Regretfully, diarrhea while an important sign isn't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any particular disorder. In young dogs intestinal parasitism and dietary indiscretion (ingestion of something inappropriate) are the most common causes unless my patient is unvaccinated and then I have to consider the more serious viruses such as canine distemper and parvovirus. Coronavirus is another consideration but is expected to cause mild and self-limiting diarrhea. Shaking and tachycardia (increased heart rate) are also nonspecific signs but often indicative of pain, anxiety, or both. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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