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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My Shiba Inu is almost 12 and the last few days she wants to

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My Shiba Inu is almost 12 and the last few days she wants to stay outside by herself and she shivers. She's been taking seizure medication for almost a year and she had knee surgery almost 2 years ago. She also had a stroke about 3 years ago. Her morning routine is off and she's not being herself.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Missy. It looks like it is cold shivers because it only happens when she is outside and cold and not seizures.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Missy?
Customer: That's mainly it. Just the sudden change in her routine have us concern.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible...

Is Missy eating/drinking/urinating/defecating normally?

When was the last time her vet checked her pheno levels?

Have there been any changes in the environment?