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I have a 97 Lb, 8 monh old Great Dane . She has multiple spouts

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I have a 97 Lb, 8 monh old Great Dane . She has multiple spouts of energy throughout the day since day 1. As she has gotten older & more active not as much. She has been eating her food over tha last week with decrease in meal intake & today seems decrease in water want. She went to doggie day care for four today, not new, but she has been very lethargic since I brought her, at first thinking she was just over tired. Oh, she was spayed 2weeks ago. Incision appears normal w/out redness or tenderness. She is urinating when taken out, but she has a very small 4cm loose green stool when first came home. No her kennel for the night without her usual 20 min. Whinnying session. I'm concerned. An ideas. Her stomach does not feel ridge or bloated. Thank you Denise
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

I'm not too worried with just one night of lethargy. Given her age, I would guess that she just over-did it at day care or she may be having some growing pains.

Growing pains is a catch all term that we use for young growing large breed dogs. They'll get a mild fever and some joint inflammation at times while growing. This leads to lethargy and often decreased appetite. They usually bounce back within a day or two and they start acting normal again.

It wouldn't hurt to get her seen, but I would bet that she'll get back to herself after a night of rest.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for some reassurance. I will see how she is in the morning. If not a positive trending toward acting better, I will call for her f/u spay check a few days early.
Again I appreciate your response Dr. Gary.

Denise &Hollie Armstrong