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She is eating and drinking if you give it to her by hand ...

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She is eating and drinking if you give it to her by hand ... slight diarrhoea she is moving around extremely slowly lathargic
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Dog
JA: 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?
Customer: 1yr old n her name is*****: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No i don't think so
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 23 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Nala is unwell.When did this start?
Any other signs such as pale gums, panting, a bloated abdomen or vomiting?
Any chance she has eaten something she shouldn't have?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 23 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.

A reduced appetite, lethargy and diarrhoea can have many causes in a young dog including a gut obstruction, infection, toxin ingestion etc.

A vet visit is best so we can determine what is going on. The vet will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.

Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g antibiotics and intravenous fluids.

Hopefully she is on the mend very soon.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 23 days ago.

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