Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My 8 year old maltese started flinching when I reached and…

Customer Question
My 8 year old...

My 8 year old maltese started flinching when I reached for her and wouldn't come to me. She sat under a sofa table huddled next to the sofa. I picked her up and had her lie next to me on the couch. She went to sleep but would occasionally lift her head and flinch a few times before going back to sleep. This lasted about two hours. Now she just seems a bit "off"; she's not energetic as she usually is. She drank some water and went to her crate to sleep. I've never seen this behavior in her before.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Kaya.

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

She has a couple teeth that need to be pulled due to decay but my vet didn't want to put her through the stress of anesthesia because he believes she has a heart murmur.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
2/18/2016
Dog Specialist: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 3,044
Experience: DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
Verified

Hello.

Do you know if your dog could have gotten into anything?

Marijuana?

Moldy food or garbages?

Medications/ other drugs?

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 3,044
3,044 Satisfied Customers
Experience: DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Dr. Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,579 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,194 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

2,814 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
I have a 5-year old miniature Dachshund, "Sadie Rose." She
I have a 5-year old miniature Dachshund, "Sadie Rose." She has always slept in dog crate at night (one much bigger than required for her 10-lb size). A few weeks ago she started waking up in the middl… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
My 3 year old maltese started to lay around on the couch and
My 3 year old maltese started to lay around on the couch and stopped doing all the things she loves....going outside, playing with her toys, even going over to her bowl to eat and drink. My vet gave h… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
My Chihuahua/Pug is 3 years old and today I came home to her
My Chihuahua/Pug is 3 years old and today I came home to her whimpering and walking slower then usual. She is still able to jump on the couch and sit but cries when we try to pick her up. She hasn't g… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,487 satisfied customers
Redbone Coonhound: healthy..times he was lethargic..energetic
My 70# XXXXX Redbone Coonhound of 8 years passed away on 4/13/10. This dog was fit and healthy. Over the weekend we notice he had times he was lethargic but was his normal energetic self. We kenneled … read more
ERAnimalNurse
ERAnimalNurse
Supervising Veterinary Nurse
Some college
2,295 satisfied customers
We have an 11 year old lab/boxer mix. Two days ago she had
We have an 11 year old lab/boxer mix. Two days ago she had some teeth removed because they were badly decayed and causing her pain. She went under anesthesia, had the teeth removed and came home with … read more
ERAnimalNurse
ERAnimalNurse
Supervising Veterinary Nurse
Some college
2,295 satisfied customers
My puppy got spayed on Monday morning. When we got her home
My puppy got spayed on Monday morning. When we got her home she was very goggy and doppy. She sleep around the house for the next few days. Then on Friday she was getting antsy so I let her out of her… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,487 satisfied customers
My dog was just diagnosed with pulminary stegnosis. They believe
My dog was just diagnosed with pulminary stegnosis. They believe she was born with a congenital heart condition. She is now 12 years old . We discovered details of her condition after some testing on … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,814 satisfied customers
maltese: went to jump on the couch and ended up hitting her head
my maltese went to jump on the couch and ended up hitting her head under my glass coffee table very hard. Should I be worried?… read more
PetVet86
PetVet86
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
36 satisfied customers
pom mix: his leg and pee..bath..couch and lifted his leg and urinated
Why did my 3 yo male neutered pom mix lift his leg and pee on his favorite person...my husband? Jeff was holding the youngest dog, a male maltese, he had just finished giving him a bath, a weekly thin… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
26 satisfied customers
My 11 week old maltese puppy is sick. She is very ...
My 11 week old maltese puppy is sick. She is very sluggish, and all she does is lay around today. She also has diarrhea. She has been eating the same food for 2 weeks now and has been very energetic a… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,462 satisfied customers
lab: rescued..year old female..we do to keep her off the sofa?
We rescued a 2 year old female lab a couple of weeks ago. What can we do to keep her off the sofa?… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
We have a West Highland Terrier who is just over a year ...
We have a West Highland Terrier who is just over a year old. She will growl and even show her teeth if we pet her and/or attempt to pick her up to put her to bed. This most often happens later in the … read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
I have a small chichuaua/jack russel mix. she is 16 ...
I have a small chichuaua/jack russel mix. she is 16 months and 14 pounds. about 1 hour ago we were sleeping and when i got up off the couch i heard her cry and she immediatly jumped off the couch. i r… read more
Theresa
Theresa
A Voice for Your Pet
Bachelor's Degree
4,705 satisfied customers
My Dog wount sleep throught the night she wakes up and ...
My Dog wount sleep throught the night she wakes up and howls till I get up and take her out. I take her out and put her back in her kennal then I go back to sleep and she starts again. what should I d… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
26 satisfied customers
have an older pomerian that tends to live under the couch - ...
have an older pomerian that tends to live under the couch - very very shy. Am wondering if there is a trait in Pomerians or an ailment that might be typical of Pomerians. Pat Page… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
26 satisfied customers
puppy: listless.....her ears and belly have little bumps..vet tomorrow
Our puppy had problems with her right shoulder for a few weeks..thought it was from rough housing with her brother....vet said soft tissue just wait....over the next two weeks she has become listless.… read more
Peter Bennett, DVM
Peter Bennett, DVM
Retired
DVM
992 satisfied customers
dachshund: My miniature..has been acting listless all day
My miniature dachsund has been acting listless all day. She has also been flinching when reached for, and seems unable to focus on an object. Her skin is cold and clammy. Any ideas?… read more
michele
michele
vet assistant
164 satisfied customers
dog: Her breath is suddenly so stinky I can hardly stand it.
My dog is 7 years old. Her breath is suddenly so stinky I can hardly stand it. Is there something I could give her to eat that will help? I have a little greenie bone, but she doesn?t like them.… read more
DanaDVM
DanaDVM
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
756 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x