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Pearl! My dog's skin on his belly is bright red in color. He

Hi, Pearl! My dog's skin on his belly is bright red in color. He does not seem to be itchy and I see no bumps or raised lesions.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Eugene and he is a maltese/chihuahua, rat terrier mix. almost 11 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Eugene?Customer: No meds, on preventive flea and heartworm medicine.

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My pomchi has developed darkening skin on her belly area.

My pomchi has developed darkening skin on her belly area. She likes to lick my feet. Do you think this is connected? Should I take her to the vet for allergy tests?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Cecelia. 3 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cecelia?Customer: not really. She is timid and nervous at times, but otherwise very active

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My pit knuckles has a crust on the egde of his ears. The

Hello. My pit bull knuckles has a crust on the egde of his ears. The skin feels dry. He is prone to ear infections. I think he has allergies. He is also a very nervous boy so cleaning his ears stresses us both out.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the bull 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 bull's name and age?Customer: Knuckles and he is 8JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Knuckles?Customer: He gets yeast and bacterial ear infections. And he licks his paws like crazt

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She is scooting on the floor frequently, she just got over a

She is scooting on the floor frequently, she just got over a bout of vaginitis, I still have some medicine for that but it seems to be cleared up now. I have cleaned her anal area and there is no rash or irritation there, what could it be?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: She is a toy poodleJA: OK. What is the toy poodle's name and age?Customer: Dixie and she is 3JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dixie?Customer: no

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I have a, giant rat Terrier who I have taken to our local

I have aJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: giant rat Terrier who I have taken to our local vet twice. He is being treated for fungal issues and oak mites. Was given a pour in and some pills. Had to take him back because he is still scratching toe it infected because he licks. Eyes puffy one is raw on the edges. Not getting any better. Now on antibiotics. Won't stop scratching. Please can I possibly send you pictures. Scratching ears and neck now bluffs. Also has eye dropsJA: OK. I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the rat terrier's name?Customer: Bandit and it is not fleasJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the rat terrier?Customer: Not that I can think of

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I'm a physician (human!) and am taking care of my son's 2 yo

I'm a physician (human!) and am taking care of my son's 2 yo intact male English bulldog for a while. (I have 3 spayed female boxers.) Geoffrey, the bulldog, has skin allergies like one of my boxers - always a sore on his feet or licking his paws, etc. I've been to several dermatologists with Lucy, my boxer, and have been treating him the same way with medicated baths once a week (can't quite manage twice with all the dogs!). He gets fish oil, vitamins and a grain free diet. OK - here's the problem. I believe Geoffrey (the bulldog) has bilateral popliteal adenopathy. I do not feel any adenopathy anywhere else. The nodes are very large, probably 1.5 cm if you subtract the hair and exactly the same, located on the posterior aspect of the thigh (for lack of a veterinary term) proximal to the popliteal fossa. They are not tender and he is otherwise acting fine - no constitutional symptoms. Is there anything else I could be feeling? I thought it strange that an inflammatory process (like allergies or a local infection) would cause BILATERAL adenopathy - exactly the same size. Any ideas would be welcome.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your human 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 human's name and age?Customer: The human physician's name is Win!JA: How old is Win?Customer: Win is likely older than you - 65. But I fail to see the connection...JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Win?Customer: I'm an Emergency Physician at one of the largest hospitals in the US and a good clinician.

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She is an over weight black lab she has spells lately where

She is an over weight black lab she has spells lately where while lying on the floor where her breathing is a bit rapid and shallow and she has been licking nose some and her feet a lot she is not a real active dog but she seems so sad at times she is only 4JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: CarlyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Carly?Customer: Carly

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I've tried diet modifications shampoo for skin fungal issues

I've tried diet modifications shampoo for skin fungal issues benadryl spray for itching and oatmeal bathsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Even took him to beauty parlor and got him washed and dipped and it seems I made I worseJA: How old is it seems I?Customer: Max and he is about 8 monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about it seems I?Customer: He's got scabs and is itching nonstop

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I have 2&1/2 yr old maltipoo and have noticed that he

I have 2&1/2 yr old maltipoo and have noticed that he started rubbing his face w/ his front paws or on floor frequently. He licks his two front paws very often, and I also noticed that he burps but not really burps. His lips (upper & lower) are turning into pick.

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