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My shorkie is shivering and very lethargic. He was fine when…

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My shorkie is shivering...

My shorkie is shivering and very lethargic. He was fine when I left and came home to find him like this. There is nothing n

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Huck is 4 years old. No vomiting

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

No. He is always so energetic.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Huck.

Is he eating and drinking?

Shivering can be a sign of pain. Back or neck pain can come on suddenly, without any fall or injury. If he is eating, and if his gums look pink when you lift his lip, he may need pain medication.

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Dog Specialist: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

The safest and most effective pain medications are by prescription, from your veterinarian.

If he is not eating, and if his gums look pale, he probably should see a veterinarian. If he is eating, you could try baby aspirin and see if that helps. I need to know what he weighs, to give you a safe dosage of baby aspirin.

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