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My dog is very sleepy, no energy and no appetite, last

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my dog is very sleepy, no energy and no appetite
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this decrease in the dog's appetite?
Customer: last night
JA: Does the dog seem to be in any pain?
Customer: no she's very content sleeping
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: coco 5 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
Any chance Coco has eaten something she shouldn't?
Any other symptoms such as pale gums, fast breathing, a bloated abdomen or vomiting?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No she is just very lifeless
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Please ignore any phone call requests as the website sends these automatically.Is she able to walk about?
Has she eaten her dinner?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
She walks when she is forced to, however she plays for about 10 minutes then lays down again. She ate her dinner with a lot of perseverance
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Thank you.
What breed is she?
Are there any signs she is having a season (such as a a swollen vulva)?
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
She is 5 months and is a Cavachon
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Thank you.
Lethargy can have many causes including an infection, dietary indiscretion (eating something she shouldn't have), source of pain, coming into season, toxicity etc.
With absolutely no other symptoms, it is tricky to say what is going on.
It is reassuring she has the ability to play and eat; even if it is forced.If she is otherwise well (pink and wet gums, no abdominal bloating, normal breathing etc) I would watch closely.
We are watching for any more symptoms and ensuring her energy levels pick up soon.
I would check the home and garden for any possible toxins (plants , cleaning products etc) and offer a bland diet of chicken and rice for the next 24 hours.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Perfect thank you so much it’s worrying seeing her so dull
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
I completely understand. If anything changes, please feel free to let me know. Hopefully she will perk up soon.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thank you so much for your help
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 18 days ago.
Not at all! Stay safe.