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Q. sm. dog (14#) shivering hindquarters & clear nose discharge,lethargy,no appetite for treats.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Hindquarter shivering might be a sign of pain, the clear nose discharge might be due to the stress following the pain. he might have jumped and landed badly, causing him a possible herniated disk in his lower spine - which is an extremely painful condition.

You should bring him to the vet ASAP in order to confirm or rule out this suspicion, then treat the problem.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. I would be concerned especially about the lethargy and considering his age, I would definitively suggest to take him to your veterinarian for a check up.
Clear nose discharge it could be due to an upper respiratory tract infection, potentially high temperature can cause lethargy, muscular shivering and inappetence. It is not easy to give you more specific indications without having more clinical signs and potentially visiting him. I am happy anyway to discuss the problem further if you request a consultation or post more informations in the forum section.


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