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I have a pyrenees who was attacked by a javelina leaving a

Hi. I have a pyrenees who was attacked by a javelina leaving a deep gash in her chest. I got her to a vet who stapled the wound closed after washing. No antibiotics! No cone! She ripped out every staple. Its gaping huge. What do I clean with? She tore bandage off. Shes shaking. Where can I get an antibiotic. I have liquid penicillin. I can give her a shot. How much? Picking up iodine. Pain killer? Cant afford another round of staples! Help.

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My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal

My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal gland issues for over 4 years. She has had to have sutures placed in one to repair a rupture two years ago. The repair did not hold and she now has issues every few weeks. We've tried more dietary fiber (green beans), sits baths and monthly expression by our vet. We are now considering surgery to remove the right gland that was ruptured. There seems to be a collection of puss within this gland and the old sutures that complicate the condition. What other options do we have? What are the pros and cons of removal?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diamond?Customer: She doesn't have any other known conditions, though she hasn't had a blood work up as yet. As with most borders, she is very athletic and an Alpha female. She doesn't tolerate other companions well. She spends most of her days with our two male dogs, another BC and a Sheepdog. She is a "ball dog". Hyper is one way to describe her.

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I have a 3 yr old terrier who has become very aggressive

I have a 3 yr old bull terrier who has become very aggressive towards other dogs. If he were neutered would he be less aggressive? How soon would we see a change in behavior if any? My son and I disagree on this. I wanted him neuteredas soon as he was old enough. My son thinks "it's cruel."

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I have a 9 y/o English Pointer. About 2 wks. ago, we noticed

I have a 9 y/o English Pointer. About 2 wks. ago, we noticed the right side of her skull starting to cave in or sink.. It's very strange indeed. No trauma. She seems to be perfectly normal, running, playing, eating, drinking, bowels normal, urinating, reflexes normal, eye seems ok, but a dog's skull doesn't just collapse on one side for no reason, does it? Have you ever seen anything like this?

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I woke up this morning to find she had a limp and won't put

I woke up this morning to find she had a limp and won't put weight on right hind legJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: yes, i've checked all pads/toes, between toes, etc. and checked for range of motion from hip through all joints but no whimpering/wincingJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Lady and she is approx. 8-9 yrs old Australian SheperdJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lady?Customer: She and I usually run about a mile a day 4-5 days a week. We ran yesterday morning

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My 2&1/2 yr old Lab just killed, mutilated an Armadillo,

My 2&1/2 yr old Lab just killed, mutilated an Armadillo, probably in its teenage years, size wise. Not adult for sure. She attacked it, then came into driveway as i was screaming " leave it", as she was trained. Shes a therapy dog. Her only down fall has been the skunks on our 100 acres. She gets sprayed, OFTEN! But in those cases she doesn't kill them & run w their guts bleeding out! I washed her off thoroughly, opened mouth & seems to not have a facial or muzzle, mouth tear. I put Armadillo in garbage sack!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the armadillo?Customer: Do they carry rabies? She has all her shots! She doesn't seem to be bleeding anywhere.

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I have a 9 yr old 22lb Yorkie mix named Fatty. He is healthy

Hi there, I have a 9 yr old 22lb Yorkie mix named Fatty. He is healthy as far as I know. I had him groomed w our other dog Bones yesterday, Bones came home and is fine. Fatty has been wheezing/coughing/dry heaving since I picked him up. I can't really explain it, it's like an asthma attack.....he was doing it pretty consistently for the first few hrs and then stopped during the evening. I made a vet appt for tmrw already, I was going to cancel it but he's just done it again, once in the last 10 hrs. I just want to know if it's something I should get looked at or is it just from a tight lead or shampoo allergy etc and it'll pass. Thanks!

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I have a 7yr old golden retriever. For the past 3 weeks he

Hello. I have a 7yr old golden retriever. For the past 3 weeks he is being having a lot of morning white or clear discharge on his right eye and two days ago I noticed it's gone from clear/white to yellowish/greenish. He doesn't seem to be bothered by it no change in behavior, appetite, personality. A while ago he had a scratch on his left eye and the vet prescribed AK-POLY-BAC Ointment. "Apply 1/4" strip in damage eye every 12 hours. Can I use the same medication now? I am just trying to avoid $100 fee for something I might already have at home.

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Saturday morning I spilled a 10ounce cup of coffee on the

Hello! Saturday morning I spilled a 10ounce cup of coffee on the ground where i had sprayed Raid Ant Killer spray on Friday night and before I could get a towel to clean it up, my dog licked it all up. He had no symptoms for the following two days but now for the last two days he has been very lethargic and vomiting along with now some slight diarrhea. He is also having some confusion and seems pretty sick. Do you think it could be symptoms from the poisoning he drank on Saturday or do you think his symptoms would have shown up sooner and he has something else wrong with him since it has been a few days? I'm just not sure if I should take him to an expensive over night urgent care or if I could wait until the morning for the vet. Do you think if he had poisoning from drinking the Ant Killer spray the symptoms would have shown earlier or he is now having the symptoms from this? Is there anything you recommend? Please help! I'm worried about my dog. He is a 9 year old yorkie. Thanks so much!

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