How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr Z Your Own Question

Dr Z
Dr Z, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5914
Experience:  Over 25 years of experience caring for dogs and cats
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr Z is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

MY 8YEAR OLD COCKER SPANIEL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE

Resolved Question:

MY 8YEAR OLD COCKER SPANIEL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE A FEW MONTHS AGO, SHE IS GETTING VERY THIN NOW, BEING SICK, WITH FRESH BLOOD, ALSO HER STOOLS ARE BLACK SOFT AND TARRY BLACK, SHE DOESNT SHOW MUCH INTEREST NOW ABOUT GOING FOR HER WALKS AND SLEEPS MOST OF THE TIME, HER BACK END IS WEAK AND SOMETIMES FALLS OVER TO THE SIDE. SHE DOES NOT LOOK HAPPY,WE LOVE BONNIE,BUT WE CANT STAND TO WATCH HER LOSE A LITTLE MORE DIGNITY EVERY DAY WOULD DO YOU THINK NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT HER TO SLEEP, BEFORE SHE SUFFERS ANY MORE REGARDS HELEN
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Z replied 2 years ago.

Dr Z :

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I am a licensed veterinarian and would be happy to answer your questions.

Dr Z :

Is she vomiting blood? And her stools are black and tarry?

Dr Z :

How long has this been going on?

Dr Z :

Is she on any medications?

Customer:

yes going on for three months, no meds

Customer:

yes she is vomiting blood through the sick, her stools are black and tarry, no meds

Dr Z :

It sounds as if she may be experiencing gastric ulcers, which can occur as gastric acid builds up in the stomach due to the kidney failure.

Dr Z :

There are meds to help that your vet can prescribe.

Dr Z :

But if her kidney failure has progressed rapidly, it may not be very effective in providing a good quality of life for her.

Dr Z :

What I would suggest is to have your vet at least examine her and recheck her kidney values.

Customer:

sso at this time, ypu dont think my dogn eeds to be put down

Dr Z :

They will then be better able to discuss options with you as far as treatment and what would be involved or if euthanasia is a more humane choice.

Customer:

thanks i will take her tomorrow, regards helen

Dr Z :

Goos luck with her in this difficult time.

Customer:

thanks

Dr Z, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 5914
Experience: Over 25 years of experience caring for dogs and cats
Dr Z and 5 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    13796
    UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9550
    12 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    7758
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6598
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/1I/1ISUDVM/2011-3-1_22028_Honeymoon2005075294928803490646858.64x64.jpg Dr. Bruce's Avatar

    Dr. Bruce

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    6377
    13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/bigislandvet/2013-2-21_214244_IMG0357.64x64.JPG Dr. Michael Salkin's Avatar

    Dr. Michael Salkin

    Big Island Vet

    Satisfied Customers:

    6049
    University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 41 yrs. of experience.