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I have a minatture yourkie shit shy mix female. She is 5

I have a minatture yourkie shit shy mix female. She is 5 years old has been spayed. The past 2 weeks she has episodes where she is very disorientated sensitive and cries when we pick her up. He tummy seems to be very swollen.We have had her at outlr vet. Clear for tick bite fever and we think it may be epilepsyWe are treating her but the episodes are still happening. I have noted it seems to be after she has eatenAfter some time she seems to come out of the episode and is fine againI don't know what to do. Can you possibly helpThanks regards ***** ***** Pretoria SA

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Rebecca

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I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely

I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely healthy his entire life. My question/concern requires some back story. About two months ago, my fiance went out of town. We do not live together yet. My fiance took our dog to his parents house so that he could be monitored and cared for at all times (I work long hours, and so could not be with him at home to let him out, etc.). When we went to pick him up after a month of him being away, our German Shepherd had lost about five pounds. We chalked it up to more room to run around and generally more activity (they also have a Shepherd, female, fixed). However, along with this minimal weight loss, we noticed a strange smell radiating from his neck/shoulder area. We took him to the vet, who told us he had never experienced that before, and didn't know what it was coming from. He also said he was not concerned about the weight loss (our German went from 83 lbs. to 78 lbs. in a month). Then, just a week ago, my fiance and I went on vacation to Cancun with his parents. We had to leave his dog with a friend who lives on ten acres in the country in Texas, and who just happened to have a breeding female German in heat. Our dog is not fixed and has sired two litters in the past. We took this opportunity to have him breed again. A few days into our trip, we got a call that our dog had partially torn a ligament in his right back leg while breeding. Our friend took him to the vet (not our family vet) who diagnosed him and gave him Novox (pain medication). We arrived back home three days later and picked him up. The affected leg was swollen from the hocks down to twice the size it normally is. We had him rest for the next two days, continued him on his pain medication, and monitored him closely. We noticed he had lost even more weight and was not showing any interest in eating. He was also extremely lethargic and seemed to quiver when he breathed. Yesterday morning he seemed greatly improved. He was more active and ate a big meal. However, when I arrived home from work, he seemed to lapse, and, while his back right leg swelling was still down, his front left leg was now swollen from the shoulder down to twice its size. He was incredibly lethargic and wouldn't get up to go to the bathroom. He also refused to eat, even a concoction of rice and chicken (which he loves). We took him to the animal ER, where they told us he does NOT have a torn ligament, and they kept him overnight to put an IV in him, run a 4-panel tick-borne disease diagnostic, check his blood, etc. As of this afternoon, they have found nothing (he tested negative for heartworm, Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, etc.). They are now doing an X-Ray on him. My question is, what could possibly be wrong with him? Is it bone cancer?

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My 4 yo mini dachshund is having muscle spasms, she fell out

My 4 yo mini dachshund is having muscle spasmsJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dachshund?Customer: she fell out of bed last wednesday and was doing better until she was attacked by a Newfie on Monday which made it worseJA: Where does the dachshund seem to hurt?Customer: I feel the spasms on both of her sidesJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: noJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dachshund eating normally?Customer: not eating as much as she usually does but is still eating and drinkingJA: OK, abnormal eating. What is the dachshund's name and age?Customer: Lilly 4JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lilly?Customer: noJA: Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page where you can book your 1:1 with the Veterinarian. I'll share everything we've discussed.

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14 year old dog is standing and panting. Has slowed down

14 year old dog is standing and panting. Has slowed down greatly the last few days. Appears painful in hindquarters area to lie down, but does not react to touch in that area.

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petdrz

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My Shepard Lucas, male 22 months, nertured is snapping and

My Shepard Lucas, male 22 months, nertured is snapping and growling at me for no reason.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: Just told u.JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: No, his behavior has gotten aggressive all of a sudden. He's eating a lot more also.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Lucas, German Shepard 22 monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about, German Shepard?Customer: No,he has started to be aggressive with me( which he never have done)JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Barbara

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She got attacked by my dog the top of her head is soft and

she got attacked by my dog the top of her head is soft and she is weak what can I do all vet offices are close and emergency vet is two hours awayJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Susie q she was very listless but seems to be awakening is there any chance for herJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Susie. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Susie?Customer: she is a month and a half is is almost midnight I need to help herJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My dog was attacked while walking today. She has a few

My dog was attacked while walking today. She has a few puncture wounds they are not bleeding much but look nasty. Then one on the front is about 1/4 inch long and the back one is about 3/4 inch and close to the pad thats higher up on her paw. Is there anything I can do at home? Or should u take her immediately to the vet?

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Jennifer Welsh

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My nephew may have squeezed her too hard and she is having

My nephew may have squeezed her too hard and she is having episodes of violent hacking then vomiting a tiny amount.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No we think he could have crushed chest or neckJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Hoku she is about 16 monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Houk?Customer: Hoku ,noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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Repetitive sneezing to the point I think she may not be able

Repetitive sneezing to the point I think she may not be able to catch her breath. She is a senior Chihuhuahua and weighs less than 5 lbs. Took her to our vet. Her heart sounds fine and she looks fine. X-ray showed fluid on her lungs so he prescribed Lasix. It is not helping. He did not run any blood tests. It seems worse when she goes to bed with me at night so I suspect it may be allergy causing the problem.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Chickie. She was a rescue so her estimated age is 13-14 years.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chicken?Customer: Chickie. Her teeth are bad but she has a bad reaction to anesthesia so we have been unable to have a dental done.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Altman

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