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    DefaultLethargic and perhaps a fever

    I have an 8 month old lab who is usually full of energy. On Saturday I took him for his first swim and he loved it; however, along the way I caught him eating goose and cow poop. Yuck!

    Anyway, yesterday I noticed he kept trying to lie on the tile in the kitchen (he normally doesn't do this) despite the house being quite cool. His nose was hot and dry. None of that concerned me as much as how lethargic he is. He is lying around, doing nothing. He doesn't want me rubbing his belly but it's soft and not hard or bloated. He is still eating well and is still perky when I give him a treat.

    My instinct is to wait and see. He hasn't had diarrhea and if he does, then I will take him to the vet; however, his poop this morning was HUGE compared to what it normally is.

    The other weird thing is that this morning his breath smelled horrible...like fish. Yuck. It never smells bad as he has beautiful, clean white teeth.

    My instinct is to wait another 24 hours and see...but naturally, I'm concerned and don't want him to suffer.

    Does this sound like anything you've experienced with your dog?

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    The other weird thing is that this morning his breath smelled horrible...like fish. Yuck. It never smells bad as he has beautiful, clean white teeth.
    Probably a result of what he's been eating. I'd play it safe & get him to the vet ASAP. God knows what germs or diseases he could have eaten. It's not worth the risk of waiting.

    Good luck.

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    I definitely wouldn't wait and see, I would get him to the vet pronto.
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    Thanks. I just went home to check on him and he pooped a normal poop but there was TONS of grass and leaves in it. Apparently he thinks he is a cow

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