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My dog seem tired everytime and he doesnt want to eat food,

Customer Question

hello my dog seem tired everytime and he doesnt want to eat food
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is your dog's name and age?
Customer: rocky and he is 1 year
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Rocky.

When did this start?

Has he had any vomiting or diarrhoea?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
he just vomiting now
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
it start 2 days ago
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Are his gums pink and wet?

Is he panting or bloated?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
his guns are pink
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Are they wet to the touch?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
not really wet
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Thank you.

I am just typing my reply which will take a few minutes.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
can you give me your number so i can ring yu please
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

No, I cannot make calls.

If you want another vet to call, you can request this and the charge is £16.

I am typing my reply now.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
i dont have money on card so i cant make a call i just want to know whats wrong with my dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Vomiting and lethargy in a young dog could have a wide range of causes including:

  • A bacterial or viral infection
  • Gut obstruction
  • A toxin ingestion
  • Parasites
  • Dietary indiscretion (eating something he should not have)
  • Liver disease 
  • Etc.

As it has been a couple of days and his gums are dry (which tells us he is dehydrated) it is important he sees a vet.

They will examine him and may run some tests such as a blood test or abdominal scan. so we can determine why he is unwell.

His treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g. fluids, antibiotics and anti nausea medicine.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
he is not dehydrate because he is drinking but he doesnt wasnt to eat and now he vometing the watter he drink
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

If he has dry gums, he is dehydrated. This is how we assess hydration.

While he is drinking, he is losing more fluids than he is taking in (through things like vomiting, pooing, urinating and sweating).

As he cannot hold down water, this is an emergency and he should be seen tonight.

Do you need the details for your nearest open clinic?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
yea please
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

What is your postcode please?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
ts14ps
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** moment.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
ok thanks i will try to ring now
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 9 days ago.

Not at all and wishing Rocky a speedy recovery.