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Good afternoon Anthony!
Thank you for your patience! I’m very sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues, but I appreciate you reaching out to us for assistance. Hopefully, I can help.
I’m so sorry Callie has been lethargic and vomited a handful of times over a week and that she has a rash around her vaginal area. You must be so worried.
I have a few questions I will ask below that will help me to understand what might be going on with her.
Please be aware I am a licensed veterinarian, but I am not your pet’s veterinarian and cannot examine your pet, so I cannot legally provide you with any specific veterinary medical advice such as diagnosis or prescribing medication. However, I can generally speak to help you understand resources that may help you, advise you to seek medical attention, and provide support.
Thanks for that information - when you say lethargic, what would you rate Callie on a scale of 1-10?
Hmmm. Would it be possible to post a picture of the rash?
Thank you - mild skin infections usually don't cause lethargy and vomiting, so there is likely another cause. Sometimes heat alone is enough, but usually not.
Are you trying to avoid a vet visit, or wondering if you should go?
OK, with a 2-3 compared to her normal mood, I am going to call whatever it is "moderate severity." I would recommend she be seen today if possible.
If she were my patient, she would get a blood screen for anemia, organ problems, and infection - including tickborne disease - as it is that time of year, and an x-ray of her abdomen to see if maybe she has a bit more stuffing moving through than anyone thought and it is causing a problem.
That sounds like the smartest course of action
Have I answered your question? I’m very sorry again that Callie is unwell. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so please let me know if there is anything more I can do. I invite you to ask me any follow-up questions.
You are very welcome Anthony.
It’s truly been my pleasure to provide assistance for you and Callie today and I am so glad you reached out. Please keep me informed about Callie’s condition, if you wish. If you still have more questions about Callie, I would be happy to continue to assist you. If you need more clarification or if something doesn’t make sense, please let me know and I will try to clarify it for you.
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