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A dog went for my dog there a no signs of injury now that we

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A dog went for my dog there a no signs of injury now that we are home he seams sleepy..what should I do.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb.

I recently came online and see that your question hasn't been answered. I'm so sorry that you've had to wait for a response, but if you still need assistance, I'd like to help if I can.

I do have a few questions to ask first, if you don't mind:

1. How old is your dog?
2. What breed?
3. Is your dog still acting sluggish?
4. Can you tell me the color of his gums?
5. Are you certain there are no injuries that you can see?

There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb





Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He 25 weeks old

Cavalier

He alseep

Gum are pink

Ive check him no blood and does not yelp when ive checked him

He's also eaten ..drank some water..and played a little.

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for getting back to me with this additional informatoin.

When I read your question, I suspected that we might be dealing with a younger dog here because traumatic incidents of this kind often appear to affect them more "emotionally" than for older dogs.
I suspect that his lethargy after the event was a result of the depletion of adrenaline which was triggered by the trauma of being attacked. He was most likely scared to death and who can blame him???? It's the fight or flight response and once the adrenaline leaves the body, then sedation/drowsiness is sometimes seen.

He may be a little sore and stiff tomorrow even if he wasn't physically injured. If that's the case, he can be given Aspirin at a dose of 10 mg/lb twice a day as long as he's not vomiting or taking any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This drug should be given with food to avoid stomach upset.

I suspect he'll be fine, especially since you can't find any injuries on him, given a little time.

I hope this helps. Deb









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Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the rating and bonus; they're greatly appreciated.

I'd like to check back in with you tomorrow to see how your boy is faring.

Even though you've rated, we can still continue to communicate at no additional charge to you.

Best of luck with him. Regards, Deb

Kindly ignore the request for additional information.

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
Hello:
I’m just following up on our conversation about your dog. How is he doing? Deb
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi thanks for checking up

our dog is fine and as happy as ever

sorry its taken so long to get back to

and thanks again for all your help

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 3 years ago.
No worries about the delayed reply but glad you let me know that he's doing well.
This is pretty much what I expected and good to have it confirmed:)

Best regards, Deb