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Dr L Simmon, Dog Veterinarian
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Sickness, weight loss. Drinking lots of water, Panting, Dog,

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Sickness, weight loss. Drinking lots of water
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Panting
JA: Does this panting happen all the time or only sometimes? Does the animal have a cough as well?
Customer: Dog
JA: And what's the animal's name and age?
Customer: Chihuahua
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No cough. Her name is ***** ***** she is 12 The panting has only been for a few nights
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Emo is not herself.Her symptoms are certainly a concern. When did this all begin?Has she been spayed?When did she last see a vet?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 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.

Her signs could have many causes including kidney or liver disease, diabetes, heart disease etc.

A vet visit is needed.

The vet will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and chest xray.

Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include medicine as well as diet and lifestyle changes.

I would have her booked in as soon as you can.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.

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