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I have a 9-1/2 year old male dachshund. He has not been able…

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I have a 9-1/2...

I have a 9-1/2 year old male dachshund. He has not been able to stand for over a week. Now his tongue is getting very grey.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dachshund?

See previous. Note

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dachshund seem to hurt?

He doesn't seem to hurt much he just can't stand. I usually give him glucosamine for arthritis but I ran out for about 2weeks or more. That's when he stopped being able to stand.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dachshund's name?

Homer

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

No he is eating small bits of food and getting lots of water. He is able to urinate laying down and has had 2 small bowl movements in about a week.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog
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Hello and thank you for using this site to help you. I am not sure why he has not been able to stand but the fact that his tongue is getting grey is not a good sign and I would seek emergency help asap.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What can cause his tongue to go grey?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What can cause his tongue to turn grey?
Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 6 months ago

Lack of oxygen scroll to the bottom of the page.

https://pethelpful.com/dogs/What-Makes-a-Dogs-Gums-Pale

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 6 months ago

Generally you will see this with a heart issue

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Dog Specialist: Sally G., Dog Training Consultant replied 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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