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My shitzu poodle has been diagnosed with a blocked tear duct

My shitzu poodle has been diagnosed with a blocked tear duct in her left eye. She was originally prescribed Cyclosporine Ppth. Drops 0.2 % 10 ml and Tobrex Opth. Suspension 0.3% 5 ml which cleared up the redness in her eye but not the tear ducts. She was then given Optimmune 3.5 g 2 mg/g which also didn't work. She is now on 15 ml Isopto Carpine 2% but her eye is mucking up and sticking shut again. My glaucoma Specialist said this is a glaucoma drop and she shouldn't be taking it. What do I do? I don't want to harm her eye further. Waiting to hear from you...Cathy Watson

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Dr. Kara

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She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums

She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums look inflamed. She has had this before and it seemed to clear up quickly. Also there is often the smell of blood on her breath, though I never see any blood. She is 15 and a half and had several teeth removed last year.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 important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I have never, ever seen any blood. I only smell that metallic blood smell on her breath. I noticed the blood smell actually two years ago and asked the vet about it at one of our visits and she didn't have any reason for it.

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Dr. Amanda

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Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly

Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly peeing and pooping everywhere except paper. Why? Help!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: SugarJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sugar?Customer: Funny ,busy,easytotrain until now.

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Dr. Amanda

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He starting urinating blood today. Rusty and hes 18, no

He starting urinating blood today.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rusty and hes 18JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rusty?Customer: no other symptoms. Eating normally, drinking normally. Ran my hands over him to see if there were any reactions to pain, completely normal.

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Dr. Peter

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Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and

Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and this morning he has bloody drool and is tilting his head and opening his mouth. It's very sore but I can't see anything in there. Cane Corse/bullmastiff, 1 1/2 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name?Customer: DieselJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diesel?Customer: No he's been fine up until this. He is fed Purina One with a bit of canned food with no prior problems.

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Dr. Kara

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My 8 year old black lab is losing hair around his muzzle. It

My 8 year old black lab is losing hair around his muzzle. It started about 4 months ago. We have removed his latex toys, plastic and bowl. We changed his diet so he gets no chicken or wheat products. Our vet has scraped for parasites and done blood work (all negative). Any other suggestions?

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Dr. Kara

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My 8 year old poodle mix has had four occasions of suddenly

My 8 year old poodle mix has had four occasions of suddenly not wanting to eat anything, with a loud stomach and discomfort that ended in diarrhea. The first two times were several days apart about two weeks ago. Last week it happened again but the end of the diarrhea was very bloody, not just streaks. Once it passed he was fine and went back to eating and playing as usual. A day or two later it happened again with even more blood. His stool starts as normal and the tale end is bloody diarrhea. The first three times were in the morning. The most recent time happened in the middle of the night last Saturday. Since he went back to normal after it passed I didn't take him to the emergency pet hospital. Now it's been almost three days of normal stool and eating, although his breath does smell a little odd. During the course of these episodes he was getting into the food I feed my large dogs. He liked it so much that I bought the small breed version. I mixed that with his food the day of or before the first bloody incident so I assumed there must be something in that brand of food that he can't handle, but I'm wondering if it could be something else.

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Dr. Gabby

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My dog was at doggy daycare and was attacked by another dog.

my dog was at doggy daycare and was attacked by another dog. He received a laceration on his neck under the ear. Both sides of his neck are now swollen , like the size of tennis balls.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your dog bleeding a lot?Customer: no blood at all. looks to be more of a scratch by the tooth then a punctureJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is a 13 months old, 90lb pitbullJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Simba?Customer: No, he is very healthy and had all of his shots up to date.

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Katie Volat

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I recently moved across the country to Portland Oregon with

I recently moved across the country to Portland Oregon with my 95 pound coonhound/malamute, Parker. Parker has been sluggish and depressed the past 3 weeks since we arrived in Portland, but every once in a while over the past week or so, she's her old self....getting into everything and super playful. Not once in past 4 weeks has she turned down a walk. She loves her way! On Friday...2 days ago...I took her to meet potentialnew vet and to gethe laptop vaccinat6,as she was due. Vet noted good health at checkup and administered vaccine. Parker was fine (tired) that evening and all day yesterday into this morning. This afternoon she's gotten very weak, does not want to walk, had to be encouraged to come to eat dinner (she ate all, but normally she's so excited about dinner time that she runs in circles a whimpers while I get it), and seems to only feel comfortable walking 30-40 feet and then lays down.I can tell she doesn't feel well at all. No vomiting, no diarrhea. Not panting and heartbeat feels normal. I don't have a thermometer, so I can't take temperature.I'm concernedit may be reaction to lepto vaccine. She's never had problem before, but new vet in new region....could vaccine be different? I don'twant to rush off to emergency clinic if I'm overreacting

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Dr. Dan

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