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My dog is very lethargic. he drinks water but wont eat. he has gotten weak, but i dont know if its from not eating or something else. he is not throwing up, not coughing, no diarrhea..

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

He is a male, 8 1/2 years old, a black lab, he has been neutered, just really depressed almost...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
about a week, no preexisting medical conditions, no other symptoms. just depressed like, lethargic, weak, no appetite, sleeps a lot,
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. No need to accept the phone call request. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thank you..
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Friend, the weakness, and lethargy are not related to him not eating; these are symptoms because he does not feel. Lethargy and not eating are very non-specific symptoms and can be related to many different medical conditions that affect dogs; anything from an infection to a systemic disease (kidneys, liver, a tumor), etc. are all possible causes. Unfortunately, on history only I will not be able to pinpoint the exact underlying cause, I am sorry. Your dog needs a hands-on examination by a veterinarian, blood work (chemistry profile & CBC) and a urinalysis as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. Strongly recommend having him checked as soon as you can. If cost is a concern I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok, thank you!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

You're welcome. :)

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