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My dog became very lethargic last night, ears down and

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My dog became very lethargic last night, ears down and looking sad, didn't move all night, although is usually up and about several times every other night.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How has the dog's appetite been? Any changes in stool?
Customer: She doesn't eat until night time and ate nothing at all last night, not even drinking. Not sure about toilet as she always goes in our garden.
JA: Could she have eaten something unusual?
Customer: I thought she may have eaten a wasp yesterday, but am not sure as I didn't see it properly, but that was around 5pm and it wasn't until around 9pm she started to act strangly
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dee-Dee and she will be 4 next month
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Dee-Dee?
Customer: No she is healthy, her vaccinations are all up to date, she is a collie so really active
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 Dee Dee is not herself.Any other symptoms such as pale or dry gums, fast breathing, a bloated abdomen or facial swelling?If a bee is swallowed, it isn't usually a concern. However, a sting in the mouth can be uncomfortable and cause localised swelling and pain.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No sign of swelling and breathing seems ok.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.
That's good.And is Dee Dee still lethargic?
Are there any other symptoms?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
She is just lying down and hesitant to move at all. Just not herself as she is usually all action
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.
Oh, bless her.Frustratingly, lethargy like this can have many causes and isn't a specific sign.We would consider nausea, a source of pain (such as a pulled muscle, fractured tooth, ear infection), an unseen toxin ingestion etc.If she is really out of sorts, a vet visit is best in this instance.They 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, anti inflammatories or pain releif.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.