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dualsetter
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Sick Dog

Post by dualsetter » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:12 am

Hello all, looking for some advice. My 2 1/2 yo setter seems pretty ill. Super lethargic / dispondent, hasn't taken food or water in 36 hours, had diarreah in the house once yesterday and really hasn't moved. When he gets up his legs are shaky and his eyes are dazed looking. His gums have plenty of color and his temp is 102 F. Never really dealt with an illness with him before, it's always an injury and i usually wait three days before going to the vet. This seems more urgent and has me pretty worried. Should I head to the vet this morning or give it another 24 hours. Many thanks for any advice you can offer.

Dave

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Re: Sick Dog

Post by jlp8cornell » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:44 am

I would have been to the vet yesterday. Your dog sounds like he needs fluids. Don't wait any longer
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Re: Sick Dog

Post by Brittguy » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:09 am

Whatever the problem is don't let it get any more of a head start. I would be at the vet first thing this morning. If the vet has no open appointments find another vet.

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Re: Sick Dog

Post by edb » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:06 am

You need to get your dog to the vet. I am always amazed that people come on message boards to diagnose health issues. Your dog is hurting and needs some attention if it has gone on this long.

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Re: Sick Dog

Post by wems2371 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:32 am

Get to the vet ASAP and good luck.

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Re: Sick Dog

Post by dualsetter » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:10 am

Just back from the vet, she dx him with a virus. gave him 500cc of sc fluid, a shot for nausea and an antibiotic for his gi tract. if he is still in the hurt locker after another day or two i will bring him back and she might have to admit him. thanks for responses.

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