My one-year old dog is acting sluggish, and has had diarrhea. I gave her a treat and it seemed like she didn't even know how to eat it. What is wrong with her?


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Brenda Everett answered

Parvovirus is one possibility here. It would explain the symptoms like diarrhea and lethargy, and usually affects younger dogs.

Parvovirus is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through feces and soil, and can be fatal if not treated.

Things you will notice are:


loss of appetite

vomiting (usually clear and foamy)

diarrhea (sometimes with blood in the stool)

Stronger smelling poop

However, lethargy and diarrhea are also common symptoms of many infections, so there's nothing to say for sure that parvo is the case here.

What I can tell you for sure is that your dog needs a vet as soon as possible!

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