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She’s a small dog down 14 years old her stomach is growling and she shaking I’m wondering if she’s in pain and pressure taken to the emergency room

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

She’s a small dog down 14 years old her stomach is growling and she shaking I’m wondering if she’s in pain and pressure taken to the emergency room

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

No that’s it she does a small little Shih Tzu and I’m j I’m afraid maybe she’s in pain

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

1- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

2- How long has this been going on?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Started this morning no bombing no diarrhea and my stomach is growling loudly I gave her some pain medicine because she was shaking I thought maybe she was in pain she hasn’t eaten or drink thing tod
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

1- What is the name of the medication you gave her and milligrams?

2- How much does she weigh?

Note: Please disregard the phone call request I will be able to answer your question in this chat. The request is sent automatically by the website, not me.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Medicine is meloxidyl wait is about 9 pound10mi
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

Can you take her rectal temperature?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Would like an answer of what I should do
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 growling in the stomach could be the result of gas from not eating and the smooth muscle contraction in the intestines; this can also happen when the dog is having gastrointestinal issues.

You are right to suspect that she could be in pain because of the shaking. But, it can also be a sign of a fever. Unfortunately, in this case, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I would not give her Meloxidyl until we know what is wrong with her; if this is related to intestinal problems the Meloxidyl can make certain conditions worse. I would recommend having her checked by ER veterinarian for a hands-on examination and some testing. Treatment will be based on exam and test results.

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!

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

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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