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My Dog Buster is a two year old Irish Setter. He suddenly…

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Good evening. My Dog Buster is a two year old Irish Setter. He suddenly shivering, and very lethargic. He will hold his head up fpr a short period and slowly close his eyes. He is not eating but he did have some water a little bit a go. If i touch his belly, he doesnt cry or wimper but looks at me with a pled. He was playing with a spider that i assume is a non posion spider we have wolf spiders running around. Not longer after that, this started

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Did you see what Buster ate?

Also he is not vomiting nor trying to

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

Thank you. Yes a busy bone only

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Those are bad spiders- Wolf spider's that is

If he bit your dog then this could explain the signs

Is there an emergency clinic nearby?

Any difficulty breathing?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ohhhh not cool, no not one near by. I just moved here, but i know there is not one near by
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
He seems not to have trouble breathing at all

Sorry I cant talk- I am traveling in New Zealand

What is heart rate-put hand on chest behind left elbow to feel heart

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Feels normal. Really just him shivering and really tired..not wanting to move

Okay

The fact that this came on so suddenly is what worries me

Does he appear painful to you?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Me too, not really just sort of like hes nauses but cant get sick. He chased me to his bone, did his play growl then backed out from under the chair. Im trying to send you video, but it wont let me

Got it

Give me a minute

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
When he lays down like he is sleeping (eyes closed) it stops.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you

He looks very sad

That shaking also worries me-> Electrolyte, muscular weakness, hyper/hypo calcemia, Addison's disease, toxin/bite

All of those are on my list

The trouble is that there is nothing we can really do for him at home

This is one instance where we need to get him examined- I just do not want to take a chance here

I am sorry

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you for your help, i see if i can find an emergency vet.

Very welcome

Please keep me updated- I will be here all night

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for your updates

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you so very much. It appears he needed to poop, just didnt let me know. It was lose at first but the last bit was morw solid. Poor baby must have held it in to long. I had an endoscopy today and he didnt get a good run nor did i see him poop, he did go after i got home, perhaps he had more. When i opened the door, he ran out..pooped then started to hunt for squirrles. Lol i guess he is OK then?
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Oh for heavens sake LOL

I am so relieved to hear this

Yes I think we are okay

Just keep an eye on him

Update me if more issues

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thats what I said as well lol. Sigh, they do love to scare us. Glad to hear you say hes good. Hes still doing slight shakes, but he just wants to run now lol
Thank you so much for your time and care. Enjoy your wonderdful trip.

Very welcome

Maybe shoot me a note in the AM

Paul

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Will do, thank you so much

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Good morning Dr. Paul. I just wanted to drop you a note, Buster is his normal happy crazy puppy self again. Next time i see him do that, I'll just take him outside hahahaha. Thank you again for your help.
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