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He hasn't eaten properly since Thursday or drank alot and

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He hasn't eaten properly since Thursday or drank alot and he's not pooped either
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: He's a Lhasa aphso
JA: A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the animal also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: He's always just slept but yeah I need to carry him downstairs to pee n he wants up on the bed constantly to be close to me
JA: Does the animal seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No
JA: And what's the animal's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's 16
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Buster?
Customer: He's blind but his eyes have been very pussy
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm very sorry to hear this.
Buster sounds quite unwell and would appear to have several serious health issues including a bacterial infection of the eyes and joint disease. He may well be dehydrated and constipated.
He does need to see a vet asap to assess him and may benefit greatly from medicine such as pain releif and an appetite stimulant.
Offer warm chicken or fish with water and keep him warm and comfortable at home.
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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
He's also very wheezy
That adds to the concern and could indicate e.g. a chest infection, heart disease or chronic bronchitis.
As I say, I would want him seen by a vet today so we can start treatment ASAP.