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Yessir0912 posted:
My dog has developed some type of bug... he doesnt want to eat or drink but he is alert. when someone comes by he will bark and be agressive.. but after that he just wants to lay back down.. he is normally a happy goo lucky dog always wants to play and is always being a "bad dog" getting yelled out.. its not like him to sleep all day and be lazy. does anyone have any suggestions as to what it might be?
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klwlsu1990 responded:
Take him to a vet. Decreased appetite and lethargy are two symptoms of a wide variety of illnesses. The only way to know for sure without more specific symptoms is to take him to a vet to have some tests done.
Wish I could be more helpful.


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