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I have a 10 year old birch on, he has not eaten in 24 hours, just lays around. Will not drink water. I can tell he doesn’t feel good. I don’t know what to do. He doesn’t seem to be in pain.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Riley. 10 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Riley?

10 years old

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

He is usually active, but doesn’t even want to get up and go outside to potty. He had diarrhea yesterday

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Riley is not feeling well. There can be a few different causes of decreased appetite and energy level in an older dog, including liver and kidney disease, low thyroid level, pancreatitis, and dental and arthritis pain, among other things. Since there are so many things that could be going on with Riley, I recommend having some lab work done at your vet's, including blood testing (CBC, chemistry profile, thyroid check) as well as a urinalysis.

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