Red skin on belly and under hind leg, with black scales and
Red skin on belly and under hind leg, with black scales and black bumps on leg, head, ears. Scales fall off. Dog licks and scratches a lot. There don't appear to be fleas - he's been treated. Zymox spray and ear treatment help, as does a Benadryl. He's a 12 yr old 25 lb ***** *****JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He licks the tops of his feet but no wound. Just redness.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: RickyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ricky?Customer: He was attacked by two Huskies three years ago in his hind quarters. I got him away from them (they jumped my fence to get to him) and was carrying him to the house and they were biting at his hind quarters to pull him away. 17 stitches internally and 27 externally (or maybe the other way around). Vet said one bite almost went to his spine. He has a black scar (no hair) just above his hip where the worst bite was. He recovered and was able to run, play, chase squirrels. We've just moved from Nebraska to Michigan into an apartment. I have another dog, a 2 yr old Shi'h Tzu who has none of the symptoms.
I have a 15 yr old Chihuahua who has congestive heart
Hello, I have a 15 yr old Chihuahua who has congestive heart failure and is being treated for that with furosemide daily as well as Hawthorne berry extract as a natural alternative to enelapril (which he had an allergic reaction to) . That is not particularly why I'm contacting you. In the last week Coco started crying out in what seemed like sever pain for no apparent reasons at random times; usually upon waking from sleep or moving to suddenly. I took him to the vet, she didn't even do an xray because she could not locate a source of obvious physical pain. She also may not have had time just then because she squeezed us in between appointments. She believes it could possibly be the beginning of seizures, or that he may be developing cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Some of his symptoms could match, however I believe that he may have a pinched nerve. When he cries out (it is awful and heartbreaking) he acts as though his left front foot is injured, but when I try to find where it hurts, he does not act like it is hurting. he usually "shakes himself off" too but it hesitant to do this like he normally does. This usually happens when he wakes up. This morning he was so frantic before I got to him that he looked like he was literally trying to jump up the wall as he was crying out. I grab him and hold him tight, and he calms and is fine. He has panted, trembled, and stumbled around after these "attacks". Nothing I do as far as touching, pushing, pulling, moving, stretching can get him to react the same way. I have checked him over from head to toe and find no obvious signs of injury. I am going to make another vet appointment for blood work and xray to rule out tick diseases and spinal issues. The vet did provide rimadyl, that I have given for a couple days but I really dont know if it makes a difference or not. He has seemed luke his normal self for almost the entire day today but i dread night time because he wakes usually 2 or 3 times crying out, and neither of us get any sleep. I'm not a vetrinarian, but have been doing a lot of comparitive research about what this could be. I prefer natural medicines and treatments to medications if at all possible. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. What do you think this could be?
Dr. Altman responded last night to my questions. New issue
Dr. Altman responded last night to my questions. New issue tonight, I gave Sam the mirtazapine 7.5 mg last night (first one). He's just developed diarrhea. Called the emergency clinic and gave them his history. They said no human food and I explained that's all he'll eat right now and how much lbs. he's lost. Said to fix lean boiled hamburger with rice. He won't eat that and you can't put that in a syringe. I did purchase what you suggested, bison, pork baby food, cat food but haven't given that to him yet. I supposed that's not good if they have diarrhea. He's eaten canned dog food (chicken and turkey) mixed with water and given by syringe 3 x today, had several bites of skinless baked chicken breast this a.m. and part of lean hamburger with bun (no seasonings or condiments) in p.m. Been trying to get him to eat more often with less amounts. If the vet was open I'd get some Prescription Diet ID and mix with water and feed by syringe. I'm wondering if the mirtazapine caused the diarrhea, it's one of the side effects. The emergency vet said to keep giving him the mirtazapine and to give him pepto 1 T. every 4 hours if diarrhea continues. Any suggestions? Thanks
My english bulldog puppy ingested my other puppy,s seizure
my english bulldog puppy ingested my other puppy,s seizure medication 20 minutes ago which was 32 m of phenobarbital she weighs 44 lbs what should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your puppy will be able to digest that. What is the English bulldog's name?Customer: MaxineJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maxine?Customer: She is 10 months old and very active
My dog (a six pound pure bred Maltese) gets a milky film in
My dog (a six pound pure bred Maltese) gets a milky white film in her eyes that collects and hardens on the rim of her eyes when she sleeps or closes her eyes for some time. At times this substance seems to cover her whole eye. I wet it with lukewarm water to soften it and try to remove it all so that it doesn't bother her but it's a vicious cycle. I've tried refresh eyes tear replacement drops as my vet says she doesn't produce enough tears. I've also tried with no success an antibiotic called Trobramycin. I know her eyes are irritated/infected because the whites of her eyes are pinkish and sometimes almost red. Can you tell me what the problem might be? I'm concerned this may lead to future blindness.
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My dog is breathing fast, but not panting. He is not
My dog is breathing fast, but not panting. He is not coughing, eating fine, going to the bathroom fine. I'm just concerned. He is 12 by the way.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: He is not coughing though
I have a 12 year old Bedlington Terrier with Pyoderma and
I have a 12 year old Bedlington Terrier with Pyoderma and what they think is a vestibular problem. She was on Dexamethasone and I have been tapering her off. Yesterday she had the second of a 0.03125 tablet every other day. She has been on Cepha for 31/2 weeks and still has some skin issues so tomorrow they are going to start her on Baytril once a day.. They thought at first she was having seizures but because she is alert and eats during an attack they are thinking vestibular disease. During these episodes she becomes ataxic and has nystagmus. the nystagmus starts slow speeds up and then slows down. Episode used to last 2 to 2 1/2 hours now they range from 20 min to an hour. Now my questions: is it safe to stop the Dex now? She had .0625 for 4 days, the .0625 every other day for four days and the .03125 every other day for two doses. second question she had the Dex yesterday, if I stop it will it be safe to give her the Baytril starting tomorrow?
She swallowed some glass, Iris age 11, I got her to eat a
She swallowed some glassJA: 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 and age?Customer: Iris age 11JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Iris?Customer: I got her to eat a cotton ball in Mashed potatoes