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Linda Simmon
Linda Simmon, Veterinarian
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She’s not eaten anything this morning like she usually

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She’s not eaten anything this morning like she usually does.she’s not jumping up on the chair like she usually does,when she walking she sits down
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Yorkshire terrier
JA: A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the Yorkshire Terrier also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: Yes
JA: Does the Yorkshire Terrier seem to be in any pain?
Customer: i Don’t think so she not crying
JA: And what's the Yorkshire Terrier's name and age?
Customer: sooty she’s 18 years
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: she is on joint pain tablets
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear Sooty is not herself today.Any other signs such as shivering, panting, dry or pale gums or a bloated abdomen?Has she been stiff or slow?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 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.

Sooty is very elderly so we need to be cautious. Given her age, a serious health issue is not unlikely. Her signs are vague and could have many causes including a source of pain (such as dental disease or worsening joint disease), pancreatitis, liver disease, kidney disease etc.

A vet visit is sensible so Sooty can be examined.

They will check her over 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 anti inflammatories s, pain relief and an appetite stimulant.

Offer warm and tempting food such as chicken or white fish and allow her to rest.

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