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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 20390
Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Hi We noticed this afternoon that our 17 month old Doberman

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Hi
We noticed this afternoon that our 17 month old Doberman was unusually quiet. Sleeping, not barking at the back door to get out and not eating his breakfast. He ate a little amount about 5 hours ago but has been sleeping all afternoon and not drinking. This is completely out of character as he is usually really alert and barking at anything that moves or a noise he hears in the back garden. He's generally, lively, playful and on the go. Always playing with our other dog, daschund. I am worried about him as he has not had anything to drink all day and is reluctant to accept a syringe of water. I have managed to get a couple of small syringe full of water in his mouth but he won't accept any more. He didn't want his dinner this evening and only accepted a small handful of chicken reluctantly and then went back to sleep.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 3 years ago.

Scott Nimmo :

Hello and welcome, my name is Scott and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

Can you confirm that all his vaccines are up to date { I am sure they will be } ?