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Is this monitored. He was seen on Saturday. Listless backend…

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Is this monitored

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

He was seen on Saturday. Listless backend discomfort. Blood work,not Lyme or ,white count high,X-ray no obvious obstruction,constipated, favoring backend. Four doses ofmetronidazole 100 ,mirtazapine 15 mg.,given enrofloxacin 68 mug in office. Minimal improvement.will take liquids,and pee,s no bowel movement. Temp varies. Emergency one hour and some away.

Veterinarian's Assistant: 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?

Kosmo,11

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kosmo?

I can send X-ray,switch to venison dog food Thursday has not pooped since.had some of a venison bone bone in tack so possibly cartilage was all he had of bone.food was Ziwi,dehydrated venison

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please clarify the following for me:

1) What are you seeing that suggests "backend discomfort/favoring backend? Is Kosmo lame, ataxic ("drunken sailor"), having difficulty rising from a prone position and/or navigating steps?

2) "Blood work, not Lyme or, white count high"? Can you upload a copy of all of Kosmo's test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but his vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as dropbox.com/

I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

I would like to see the X-ray, please. I don't understand his being prescribed two antibiotics and an appetite stimulant at this time.

How does the body temperature vary?

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