Q. Seems really down with no energy

Sat, Dec 10, 2022

Won’t move when called doesn’t want to eat
What’s wrong and if I should go to the vet

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Thank you for reaching out to us. Did the lethargy occur all of a sudden? How is his appetite? First of all, you can palpate his spine, hip, and all four limbs to see if he shows any discomfort or pain upon palpation. Unfortunately, if his lethargy persists, an appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis is required in this case. This is because lethargy itself is not a specific disease or diagnosis itself. Common differentials include infections, metabolic diseases, and dental issues. In the clinic, your vet is likely to carry out bloodwork, urinalysis, and even an X-ray to first look out for any abnormalities and evaluate his overall health condition. ER is necessary if his mental state is in a stupor or if he is unconscious.

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