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Hasn't eaten for 24 hours and just wants to lie down and

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hasn't eaten for 24 hours and just wants to lie down and hardly move - 5 year old very lively cocker spaniel
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this decrease in the Cocker Spaniel's appetite?
Customer: yesterday morning
JA: Does the Cocker Spaniel seem to be in any pain?
Customer: no
JA: What's the Cocker Spaniel's name?
Customer: zippy
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: only that 2 days ago he was happy and healthy
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Zippy is not himself.Any other signs such as vomiting, excessive thirst, diarrhoea or panting?Are his gums pink and wet?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

As you say he is so lethargic, I would advise a vet visit ASAP. They will examine him and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.

His symptoms are vague and could have many potential causes including toxin ingestion, a gut obstruction, pancreatitis etc.

Treatment will depend on what is going on. If dehydration, he may be started on a drip.

I hope this helps and please feel free to keep me updated.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.

This is just Dr Linda checking in to ensure this is all OK?