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Our Labrador is 10 years old, she’s off her food, tired and

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Our Labrador is 10 years old, she’s off her food, tired and her stomach is very swollen.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this decrease in the Labrador's appetite?
Customer: 4 days ago
JA: Does the Labrador seem to be in any pain?
Customer: nope tail still wagging and cuddly
JA: And what's the Labrador's name and age?
Customer: Molly 10 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Molly?
Customer: she’s had a phantom pregnancy 2 years ago

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

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

Has she been spayed?

Are her gums pink and wet?

Is she panting or drinking more?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hasn’t been sprayed
Gums are wet and pink
She is panting more heavy breathing and yes drinking more than normal

Thank you.

Is she leaking from her vagina or licking at her back end?

Has she been coughing or less able to exercise?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Not licking or any issues with her vagina.
Not coughing but is less able to exercise

And are the white of her eyes white or yellow?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Thank you

Molly's signs could have several causes including:

  • A uterus infection (pyometra)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Heart failure
  • Liver disease
  • An abdominal tumour
  • Etc.

For a Labrador to be off her food, we know she is very unwell.

I'd want her seen by a vet today.

They will examine her and may run some tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan.

Her treatment will then depend on what is going on but I expect she may need some fluids and assisted feeding.

Hopefully she is back to normal very soon.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Okay thank you

Not at all.

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
My partner is going to get her to the vets

Ok, perfect.