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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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17 year old dog groans and yips all the time. Is it because

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Customer: 17 year old dog groans and yips all the time. Is it because she has liver disease and too much ammonia is in the blood? ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She has an enlarged liver. No discomfort when vet feels her body. She is at rest when she moans & yips. I am concerned if she is in pain.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

Since dogs can put a brave face on when a vet is palpating them, do you think she is sore when you feel her?

What treatments is she on?

Does she ever seem confused, disoriented, or press her head into the wall?