Our family has a pet dog, a 10-year-old male dachshund.
About a week ago, he got sick. He didn't want food. He didn't bark. He was shivering all day long. (He used to bark whenever a door bell rang, but this time he only barked very weakly when a door bell rang.)
So we took him to a vet. He gave us some medicine. We made our dog take it after every day, but he didn't get well.
My daughter heard this a few days later. She got angry and said to us, "Why don't you ask for a second opinion?"
A second opinion for a dog? Anyway, my husband took the dog to another vet next day. The new vet X-rayed him, did blood test and examined him with ultrasound.
As a dog is hairy, he needed to have his belly shaved. As a result, he got a round naked part in his belly. Poor thing. He must feel cold in his belly. (Look at the shameful photo)
(By the way, have you ever seen an X-ray picture of a dachshund? Its backbone is very loooong!)
After the examination, the vet told us that there's something wrong with his lever. He gave us other medicine and instructed us what food to give him.
Thanks to the medicine and the instruction, our dog is getting better little by little. When the door bell rang yesterday, he was able to bark loudly. This was the first time that I was glad to hear him bark.
He is now ten years old. Pretty old but not too old to die of old age. I hope he will live long.