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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has been laying around sleeping alot today does not

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my dog has been laying around sleeping alot today does not seem to be her self
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
SHE Has bad breath but always has a little bad breath. she wants me to hold her alot. she sollows alot like it might hurt there. she ate this morning and around 9 am started to not be her self.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Your shih tzu's lethargy and somnolence are important symptoms but they're not pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one disorder. Her frequent swallowing may indicate nausea and/or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD/acid reflux/heartburn) that might be addressed with an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) dosed at 0.25 mg/lb and repeated in 12 hours or omeprazole (Prilosec) dosed at 5 mg daily if need be. Please give me an update on your dog if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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