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What does lethargic dog mean?

What does lethargic dog mean?

Lethargy is a sign that something may be troubling your dog. A lethargic dog may be uninterested in playing, going for a walk, or participating in activities they usually enjoy. Normal fatigue or sore muscles can sometimes be due to high temperatures, but you should see a vet if symptoms persist for more than two days.

When to call the vet for a growth in your dog?

Growths and masses can appear on dogs at any age, but they are among the most common health issues seen in older dogs. As a dog owner, it’s helpful to understand the different types of growths you may encounter. Any persistent, unusual mass or growth should prompt a call to your veterinarian. What Are Tumors, Growths, and Cysts?

When to take your dog to the vet for back leg weakness?

When you take your dog to the vet because you’ve noticed back leg weakness you’ll need to give a complete history. This will help them to diagnose the cause of the dog hind leg weakness. Most of the different causes are related to the dog’s spinal column, spinal cord or the nerves that supply the back legs.

When to take your dog to the vet?

Take your dog to the vet if you notice these signs – you might not be aware that your dog has hurt himself while playing or from a fall. With cage rest, and medication for swelling and pain, full recovery from a spinal injury is often possible. Sometimes surgery is necessary.

Why is my 10 year old dog stumbling?

My 10 year old dog is having trouble walking as I have seen before due to ticks, but she has no ticks or worms . Her gums are a light pink and she is stumbling and falling as she tries to walk her feet come out from under her as if she cant control it.

When to report lethargy and exercise intolerance to the vet?

Lethargy and exercise intolerance can often overlap, but veterinarians regard them as two separate, albeit related, symptoms. Regardless of whether you suspect your pet is suffering from lethargy or exercise intolerance, whether it comes on suddenly or has been happening for some time, it’s important to report these symptoms to your vet.

How to help an older dog with Vestibular Syndrome?

As in the case of my friend’s dog after a couple weeks the animal learned to compensate for old dog vestibular syndrome and began moving around the house like a normal dog. Try and keep your dogs feet firmly on the ground and eyes facing the horizon to help the dog gain his/her orientation.

Why did my 10 year old German Shepherd stop walking?

My 10 year old German Shepherd didn’t eat, fell, began walking slowly, had difficulty controlling his bladder, then stopped walking altogether. This occurred over 16-hour period of time. We went to the vet and she said he was paralyzed.