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Concerned about Pup, please help
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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 14:27

Hi. it's Saturday and the vet is closed. not sure if I need to ring emergency vet or not.
5 month old Lab is lethargic today. usually follows me about and is full of beans but just plonks himself down and has been really sleepy today. He ate his dinner but with less enthusiasm than normal.
He had a bath yesterday and did shiver for 10 minutes afterwards. His nose is warm.and dry.
should I be worried?

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sidsgranny · 15/06/2019 14:29

I would to be on the safe side.

Hope he's ok.

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BiteyShark · 15/06/2019 14:33

Hard to say but I would trust your instincts as you know your dog. If you think things aren't right there is no harm phoining the emergency vet for advice.

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missmouse101 · 15/06/2019 14:33

I would ring the emergency vets to be on the safe side too. He doesn't sound right.

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BrokenWing · 15/06/2019 14:35

If he has only been lethargic today and in the absence of any other symptoms (eating/drinking/urinating/pooing normally, ears/eyes look/smell ok, a body check/feel doesn't show any signs of pain), I would wait until tomorrow morning. If it continues then call the vet.

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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 15:23

Thank you for swift replies, he perked up for a bit just now, ate a few bits of kibble (he's already eaten his dinner) and chewed on his toy for a bit then did a little yelp so I'm wondering if it's something mouth/tooth related.
His resp rate is 40 but his doesn't appear in any pain.

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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 17:29

it's definately something to do with his mouth, he is dribbling from one side and is being gentle taking a treat whereas he usually rips it from my hand!
He has lost a lot of baby teeth already so maybe to do with that or maybe he hurt it with something? What a shame they can't tell usSad
He is just following me round so we are now all cosy on the sofa. There is a walk-in vet tomorrow which I will take him to

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BiteyShark · 15/06/2019 17:33

Awww poor thing. Have you some wet food you could feed in the meantime which will be easier to eat?

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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 18:33

No I havnt bitey I could pop and get some or could he have his kibble soaked in warm water? He's just had a few slices of strawberry and banana which he enjoyed.

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Wolfiefan · 15/06/2019 18:34

Any sign of a sting or a broken tooth?

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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 20:16

I've tried looking in his mouth, he's not keen! the bottom left jaw looks abit swollen and wet (dribbly) but I can't see much else.

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tryingtobebetterallthetime · 15/06/2019 20:22

Could it just be teething? From what I have read this is the right age and it can cause these symptoms. I hope he feels better soon.

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MyGuideJools · 15/06/2019 20:39

it could be just teething I guess but he's not his usual bouncy naughty self.

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