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She was fine now she acts like she's dying. A five month old…

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She was fine now...

She was fine now she acts like she's dying

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

A five month old shihtu chiwaea mix

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

A small dog

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

She acts like she is having trouble breathing

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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3/27/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- Did she get into anything?

2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

3- How long has this been going on?

4- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Diarrhea no vomiting she's had that for a couple days
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- Can you explain how she is acting that she is dying?

2- Any blood in the stool?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
she's just laying around crying and pooping on herself
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
they are pink
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- Is she eating and drinking?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
not now but earlier todsy
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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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Friend, the symptoms that you are describing can be caused by many different medical conditions. The fact that she had diarrhea and now very quickly is laying around and defecating on herself I am concern that she may have a foreign body in her intestinal tract. Can there be other causes? Yes, other possible causes are an infection, toxicity, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home. There is nothing I can recommend for you to try at home that would have any significant therapeutic benefit, I am sorry. In this case, I would recommend having her checked tonight by the nearest ER veterinarian for a hands-on examination, x-rays and blood work as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. In addition, ER vet can start her on a supportive care of IV fluids. In the meantime, give her 1-2 teaspoon of honey, pancake or karo syrup directly into her much just in case if she is hypoglycemic (low blood sugar).

I realize that this answer may not be entire to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

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!

Dr. Peter

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