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My dog has been shivering for 12 hours. I took him to the vet, he didn’t find much. Perscribed some doggy asprin and anti inflammatory but it hasn’t changed his behavior. Should I look into blood tests? Or X-rays?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?

He has been shivering for 12 hours, see above

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your dog seem to hurt?

I can’t tell. It’s an overall shiver. And it’s definitely not cold

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

No, i mean, he’s been very needy and cuddly and won’t let me leave his side. Panting and drooling where he’s never done that before

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Nothing visually obvious. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?

Koda, he’s an Australian Shepard 8 years old

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

No, he’s a very healthy happy dog otherwise, no prior issueS

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

Did your vet take x-rays of Koda?

What medications are you giving currently? How many milligrams of each and how often?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He has not taken X-rays, I took him to the doctor last night. He is still shivering. So before I went back in there I wanted to get another opinion. Carprofen
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
100mg
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago

The shivering you're seeing is very likely due to discomfort. The carprofen, as an NSAID, may not be enough to control his discomfort. I think it would be wise to have a recheck performed and x-rays run to try to determine the cause of his pain. If he remains painful, I would also ask for pain medication and not just NSAIDs, such as tramadol, gabapentin, etc.

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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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