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My do is an Akita/Chow mix. His stomach is making loud,

My do is an Akita/Chow mix. His stomach is making loud, continous gurgling noises. He will not eat though. He is acting normal otherwise, tail wagging and coming up to meJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** around 2. I got him from the shelter a few weeks ago. He had a healthy vet exam, no worms or anything about a week and a half ago.JA: There are all sorts of infestations Zeus can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zeus?Customer: Not that I can think of, thank you!

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Dr. Bruce

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I have cephalexin antibiotics my Akita seems to have a

I have cephalexin antibiotics my Akita seems to have a bladder infection he's 17 yrs old weighs approx. 100 pounds can I give him 1 500mg capsule that I myself was taking?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: RockJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rock?Customer: No that's it

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Rebecca

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My name ia angie i have a 2 year old boxer/lab mix. Hes

My name ia angie i have a 2 year old boxer/lab mix. Hes never had problems just rarely an upset stomach. Today suddenly he started acting like he was going to vomit.he did but mosly spit with 3 pieces of dog food. And he was ok for a second. He is drooling so much with foam on the sides of his lips. Then again he couldn't stop gagging and we took him outside and he started eating grass. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Details? Like what?

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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I have an 8 year old mix rot and Akita. Up to date on shots.

I have an 8 year old mix rot and Akita. Up to date on shots. Inside dog and notice this morning that it looks like blood coming from his rectum. He has normal stool and is eating normal.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: RockJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rock?Customer: Weight is 120lbs

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Dr. Peter

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T, Sorry, lost the message. Iwill start again. I have a

tJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Sorry, lost the message. Iwill start again. I have a beautiful white, gentle giant Akita who has pemphigus foliaceus. He has been on 60 mg of prednisone but I cannot taper the dose down because the lesions on his nose clear up and come back in 3 days. The vet does not want to up the dose because of side effects. Now what?JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: MiloJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Milo?Customer: He is, or has been healthy otherwise. He is 3 yrs old.

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Dr. B.

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Today she looks like she is gagging. No noise but her throat

Today she looks like she is gagging. No noise but her throat looks like a human when we are try hard to swallow. She looks and acts fine but it looks weird. She is an 11 year old Australian Red Heeler X Akita.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Her name is Rogue.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rogue?Customer: No. She had a massive lipoma removed from her mammary gland in September 2016 but that has healed up perfectly. Eating is normal (she is a huge foodie) and wees & poos are fine. We live in South Australia and the weather is very hot today so we thought that might cause her to swallow to produce saliva.

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Dr. Gary

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My akita/pit mix has a bump/growth on his arm. It is larger

my akita/pit mix has a bump/growth on his arm. It is larger now than it was previously, and appears to be now getting red. he doesn't appear to be in pain, but he's very good natured and I doubt he;d actually react unless another dog was poking at it. He's been eating less the past few daysJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's about 10-11 years old at this pointJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Axel?Customer: He did jump out of a second story window 2 Fourth of July's ago, had a small limp, but seemed fine after a day and some rimadyl

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Dr. B.

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I'm looking for a second opinion regarding my 5 month old

Hello! I'm looking for a second opinion regarding my 5 month old female Weimaraner puppy. She suddenly began to experience lameness in her legs over a week ago, to the point that she refused to walk and growled/cried when anyone attempted to move her. She simply wanted to stay put in her bed at all times. An xray was done on spine and her front right leg (which seemed to be the one in pain) to rule out injury. All that was discovered was swelling in the elbow joint and after a week of tramadol and rymadil she was starting to get better until the medication ran out and she started to develop the tenderness again, by that time it was apparent that multiple areas of her legs were bothering her. We took her into the vet office again and a different vet suggested this may be Imune Modulated Polyarthritis and not uncommon in Weimaraners. He said the testing would be quite expensive to confirm the diagnosis and suggested we try prednisone and monitor her closely for any improvement or worsening (which would indicate bacterial causes). Shes been on 1mg/kg of prednisone for3days and has done a complete 180. Her appetite is back (she lost 4 lbs in 1 week) and her feverishness is gone. She's back to being a playful puppy. The doctor prescribed 2 weeks of prednisone and then a follow up to decide how to proceed. My concern is, are we treating the right thing? I'm really glad to see her better but still worry that it could be something else. Also I'm hesitant to medicate her with prednisone long term if 1. she doesn't need it or 2. there are other treatment options with less side effects. Thank you.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Weimaraner?Customer: All her vaccines are up to date.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My Akita got into a tussle with my small terrier. Kids say

My Akita got into a tussle with my small terrier. Kids say Akita pinned terrier with her paws on his back. Small abraision on terrier nose but he yelps when trying to touch his neck. We have him dog aspirin and works for a number of hours then back to the yelp again. Any thoughts?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the terrier's name and age?Customer: Max age 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: No. perfectly healthy, active, energetic. He has full range of motion with his limbs and perfectly fine when taking aspirin. Until it wears off. I am assuming soreness.

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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