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Dog lost all energy, just threw up everything un digested…

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Dog lost all energy...

Dog lost all energy, just threw up everything un digested from 24 hours ago

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Duke and 14

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

He did suffer from old dog syndrome 6 months ago

Submitted: 21 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago
Dr. Rachel
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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 Duke is lethargic and vomited just now. Has he had any lab work done recently?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
No. He is also has labored breathing
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

Labored breathing can be caused by a respiratory problem such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cancer. It can also be caused by a heart problem such as congestive heart failure due to valve disease or heart worms. Dogs can also have labored breathing from pain. What kind of dog is Duke?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

Chihuahuas and other small breed dogs are at risk of developing mitral valve disease that leads to congestive heart failure, so that might be the problem. Small dogs can also have a collapsing trachea, which is when the rings around their windpipe are weak and they have trouble breathing as a result. It's also possible that Duke is having abdominal pain from whatever is causing the vomiting. There are many things in older dogs that can cause weakness and vomiting, including kidney and liver disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism, for example. I recommend getting Duke to the vet for chest x-rays and blood work to figure out what could be going on with him.

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Duke passed today.
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