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My first concern is that sweet Zeus may have injured himself while playing yesterday. This is common in young energetic dogs like Zeus. If he is still eating but not wanting to move much, give him aspirin at 5 mg per pound of his weight every 12 hrs to help decrease this inflammation.
If Zeus is anorexic and not wanting to eat or drink, then there is a possibility of poison especially if there is poison out for the mice. If he catches mice that may have ingested this poison, there rarely is a "second kill" effect meaning that he cannot get teh poison from the mouse. Zeus would have to ingest the poison directly and most mice and rat poisons are anti coagulant poisons that will take up to 5 days to kill. If this is possible, take Zeus to your vet where they can run a test to determine if poison is in his system with a PT test. Treatment at this point can save his life. Waiting to see may not be wise at this point.Does that make sense to you?
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This labored breathing could indicate pain but it is hard to know where the pain is coming from. Check his gums to see if they are pick or white...if they are more white than pink, this can be serious. I would recommend that you have Zeus checked by your vet. I say this because this lack of appetite is not normal for a simple sprain or epiphysitis, common in GS puppies. You may try to force feed him liquified canned dog food is his gums appear pink and then give the aspirin and wait awhile to see if this will help. It is safer to have Zeus checked by your vet soon.