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I have an 11.5 year old golden retriever who has lost her…

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I have an 11.5 year old golden retriever who has lost her appetite and is very lethargic

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Dakota

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

Dakota is in no pain and has no medical conditions

Submitted: 21 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

I am sorry to hear you are concerned about Dakota. How long since she lost her appetite, and is lethargic?

If you lift her lip to check her gums, are they pink in color, or pale?

Is she spayed?

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
It has been about a week and her gums are pink and she is spayed.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

That is good she is spayed, and her gums are pink. However, not eating for a week is very concerning. Is she eating anything? Is she drinking?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

Dog will hide their illnesses as long as they can, and a change in appetite is often the only clue that something is wrong. Anytime an older dog loses their appetite, I recommend starting with a good physical exam. She is telling us something is wrong; dogs don't just stop eating for no reason.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

The lethargy concerns me. Good her gums are pink, but she may be anemic.

Can you take her temperature? Normal rectal temp is 101.5

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

I hope you are seeing my responses; I have not heard back from you. Please let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
She is drinking a lot and I have decided to take her to the vet today to be checked.
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

That really is best. I am pretty worried by her lethargy, and the not eating. Please let me know what you find out and how she is doing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 18 days ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 13 days ago

How is Dakota doing?

Please let me know how she is, if this was helpful and if you have other questions.

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