My dog died a month ago while I was not at home. I found her
My dog died a month ago while I was not at home. I found her with her tongue hanging from her mouth - the edge had turned black. I am concerned that she suffered before she died and am wondering whether the blackened tongue is indicative of suffering. Also, her eyes were open. Thanks.
You answer some questions on Monday about my 4 year old
Hi Dr.You answer some questions on Monday about my 4 year old Yorkie/Shitzu Zoe. I'm not sure if you remember. I also sent you the video of her reverse sneeze.I took Zoe to the vet the following morning and they agreed with you that it's probably post nasal drip and prescribed her Chlorphenarmarine (an allergy medicine). I've been giving her a half a pill twice a day and she is definitely better. However after all of this time she is still reverse sneezing when I bring her outside in the cold (around 50 or 55 degree's). I make sure to put her heavy sweater on. She also sometimes still reverse sneezes in the house. I've also recently heard another kind of loud regular sneeze that's more like a honk. Luckily her appetite is still good, but she doesn't have alot of energy. She mostly sleeps day and night. Normally if I don't play ball with her enough during the day she'll start running around the house really fast to get rid of excess energy.I have another appointment with the vet on Monday, but do you think I should wait until then, or try to get her into another vet tomorrow. I do have a date tomorrow, but will break it if you think it's important I get her in tomorrow. My feeling is she might have a sinus infection. If it's bacterial then they would treat with Antibiotics. I think there's also a stronger sinus medication with cortizone? I wouldn't want this to turn into Pneumonia. Also could she ever get a siezure or heart attack from the reverse sneeze? Up until now she's been extremely healthy and active and is only 4 years old. Right now she is resting and will probably sleep fine through the night with no trouble. It seems to happen more when I'm outside walking her in the elements.I look forward to hearing your response.Thanks!Tony
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We are talking about a caniche, yes ,it is a problem with my
HELL helloJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: we are talking about a canicheJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: yes ,it is a problem with my pet i want to know some info please ?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the animal?Customer: well ,after the echo ,yesterday and the blood analyse..seems he has massive tumours on the spleen and liver they have suggested me a puncture *but the risk is that the dog could die from an internal bleeding while they do this procedure i have said no......JA: 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 dog?Customer: this is all... not much i have the echo and all the blood analyses i just wanted to know some answers already been to 3 veterinnary doctors i am in ROMANIA veterinary
My dog has a severe allergy and is about to begin mmuno
My dog has a severe allergy and is about to begin mmuno suppressive therapy. What long term side affects will I expect and is this life long?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: We were considering life long prednisoolone but that's unaffordable for meJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: Her allergy affects her paws worst and her underbelly has is so bad she tries to rip her skin offJA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Coco is 5 she is maltese x ***** ***** terrer Mum has same issue with allergy and she's pure maktesesJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Russell?Customer: Coco responds well to prednisone but I understand that blood levels will be required weekly for the rest of her life is that correct? I already have asthmatic cat so worried about expense. Putting down isn't an option
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Intriguing forum you have here. My 5y/o Boxer girl has been
Hi! Intriguing forum you have here.My 5y/o Boxer girl has been extremely weak and lethargic for weeks. She often turns away from food, and I have been hand delivering water, as I have not seen her drink, otherwise. She also has had transiently enlarged node then parotid on the right.Last week, a vet visit revealed chemistries wnl. Her CBC revealed almost no WBC of any type. Platelets were clumping, so artificially low. RBC hgb, hct, and the rest were wnl.The vet is baffled. She suggested a possible acute infection, even though she has had no fever. She put her on a non-quinolone antibiotic, high dose. And she recommended CBC recheck in six weeks.After four days I called to alert her of the parotid swelling, and she said to give Benadryl.We are seeing no improvement in my dog. Should we just sit and wait? I don't think she will live six weeks, at this rate.Thank you for any input you can offer.
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My dog gets terrible stomach pains every 4 weeks for the
My dog gets terrible stomach pains every 4 weeks for the last few months. All his blood tests are normal, his exams are normal. He does a stretching thing every few minutes and is drooling and usually vomits once or twice. This lasts a day or two. What would this be?? The vet doesn't seem to know and every time I bring him in they just repeat the same tests.
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Hacking and gagging episodes. I was going to take him to the
hacking and gagging episodes. I was going to take him to the vet but it suddenly stopped. He had pancreatitis and I'm wondering if he is having another attack.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Joey and 10 or 11 years old but he is a chiwawa they can live a long time.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Joey?Customer: He was hospitalized about two months ago for this condition and on antibiotics and fluids. I'm wondering if I haven't been strict enough with his diet and it's flaring up.
Thank you. my dog was diagnosed cutaneous lymphoma. she is
thank you. my dog was diagnosed cutaneous lymphoma. she is 14 years old. she is having panic attacks and confusion and is panting very hard when the sun starts to go down( sundowning) I'm sure she is having some bad anxiety and I know that benzo's are effective and for the majority safe to administer. I am an RN, and know my drugs and have done my research. my vet is refusing to write a rx for her and gave her clomipramine. I need something I an giver her to calm her down immediately. my husband and I are going thru a horrible divorce and he has been pleading his case to the vet as he has already had charges brought up for sexual assault and battery. His only recourse he has is telling my vet I am a drug addict as I had our last rottie rescue crush three of my metacarpal bones and the md gaveme oxycodone. I dint even tolerate that and have never tolerated narcotics, but since they were up in the cupboard I am ;positive this is something he is telling my vet. so now she has to suffer. she is also on rimadyl for her arthritic pain but that doesn't seem to help anyways. I didn't even ask about tramadol because that would uJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: sorry typing fast on a new computer and very upset. so her name is TazzieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tazzie?Customer: No I have worked with him for 25 years and hings have drastically changed between our good relationship. I'm very upset as she in not being treated correctly and he said he was worried about addiction for the dog who has cancer and worried that som e kid from the neighborhood would break in and steal the benzo. I take lorazepam myself as what I'm going thru is really horrifying and my soon to be ex is facing felony charges for drugging me and raping me. he video recorded them all and the police now hae it.
My dog is a small breed has had seizures all his life he is
My dog is a small breed has had seizures all his life he is about 10 years old, Came home from work he can barely walk, try to pick up under tummy he yelps he is holding back left leg up crying as well He also has been sounding like he has been having asma attacksJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: peeweeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about peewee?Customer: He has been chattering his teeth off and on for about a week