Lethargy

Is Severe Lethargy an Emergency?

Is Severe Lethargy an Emergency?

Lethargy is a state in which your dog is uninterested in or unable to go about their normal activities. Your dog will act tired, weak, and lacking energy. Lethargy, particularly severe, most definitely, absolutely is an emergency. Your dog is either very ill, poisoned, in extreme pain or having an adverse reaction to a drug or medication. Non-specific but important…

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Is Reduced Activity an Emergency?

Is Reduced Activity an Emergency?

The key point in determining whether reduced activity is an emergency is the distinction between reduced activity and lethargy. If your dog only wants to walk instead of running, go outside for thirty minutes instead of an hour, prefers chewing on a toy instead of chasing one, that’s reduced activity. Your dog is still doing what they normally would but…

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