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She sometimes stumbles and falls and is not eating very

she sometimes stumbles and falls and is not eating very much. Mostly seems to not have very much energy and loss of balace and just dosn't seem to feel wellJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: There is no visible wounds and rubbed her all over and dosn't seem to be hurt any whereJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Katie and shes 3 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Katie?Customer: Ive only had her for about three weeks so i'm not aware of any medical problems in the past

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 11 year old Bichon is very tired, s bStools areloose, s

My 11 year old Bichon is very tired, his bStools areloose, his urination is orangey yellow and he is very tired and unstable in his walking plus his gums are white. He struggles to poop and lays down in the grass afterward like he's exhausted. He is still eating and drinking regularly. I took him to the vet two weeks ago and he was diagnosed with anemia. She believes he may have a cancerous mass somewhere but X-rays were inconclusive. I don't want my dog to suffer needlessly. How can I tell if he's in pain?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: All he does is lay down. He will have a short burst of energy every now and then which gives me hope but then he becomes tired and rests again. He has been laying with his neck outstretched or hanging off the couch or bed.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. Michael Salkin

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Our vet is stumped with what is wrong with my dog. Mini

Our vet is stumped with what is wrong with my dog. Mini dach. He woke up Tuesday with a large black bruise on the right side of his chest, by the afternoon he was favoring that paw. Tuesday night he wouldn't put any weight on that leg. By Wednesday morning he had blisters down between his pads on that foot. He has been running a slight fever off and on. First labs came back all normal except glucose low and red blood count high. Between Wednesday and now he has become increasingly lethargic. Won't get up to eat so we fed him on his bed. He did eat normally. Last night he was sleeping on the sofa and began to shiver then he woke up and began to pant. He was very fidgety. We put him on the floor and he took off running in circles then ran to our kitchen then back to the den where he peed on the carpet. We acted very confused. We have pads in the kitchen that he has used for a long time. He then retuned to the sofa and fell asleep. No shivering or panting. Today he has slept all day. Won't get up. Please let me know if you have any ideas. We have checked the entire house for something he may have gotten into but we find nothing.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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5 year old English mastiff with recurring anemia, thought to

5 year old English mastiff with recurring anemia, thought to be autoimmune hemolytic, now has developed a mass mid spine and period vital edema.

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Doc Sara

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My dog has a hct of 12, after being treated weeks with

My dog has a hct of 12, after being treated for several weeks with prednisone, is there anything to do but put her down

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Dr. Loretta

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I am concerned my normally hyper terrier mix has become lethargic

I am concerned my normally hyper terrier mix has become lethargic and i checked his gums today and they are paler than usual.

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Dr. B.

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My 12 year old Golden Retriever has stopped eating, he had

My 12 year old Golden Retriever has stopped eating, he had been burping but not vomiting for several months. He is mildly lethargic but is still enthused about 2 mile walks. He has aortic stenosis so is considered too high risk for any surgery. Thanks.Tony Quinn MD

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Dr. Jo

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I am having a similar issue as JACUSTOMER-e7mip1t with my 10

I am having a similar issue as JACUSTOMER-e7mip1t with my 10 year old beagle/dox/corgi mix. She is listless, lost 25% of her weight, having trouble waking. At this point we are spoon feeding & watering her and carry her everywhere.At the vet (first visit) we did a blood test, she weighed 22 lbs had a temp of 105. The blood work came back normal- no infection, thyroid low??, Lyme test neg. Vet treated her as if she had an infection. When there was no change after a week, treated her as if she had Lyme. After two weeks there was no improvement (actually she got worse), so we stopped the doxycycline. She now weighs 17 lbs. I also forgot the vet thought during one of the visits she had a heart problem (“dropping a beat”), the next visit her heart was normal but fast. EEG was normal. During the exam, she did not and still does not exhibit any signs of painPrior to all of this she was treated only for a few hot spots…steroid injection & some antihistamines. Late last year, she received a rabies vaccination from our township. Over the winter is when we noticed slight arthritic behavior (stiffness) & chalked it up to her age and the harsh cold weather in NJ. Our other dog exhibits no similar symptoms & received the township rabies vaccine also. (Different vial/dose?). Could the vaccine be the culprit? The Vet wants to get x-ray, CT, MRI…I am not sure she would survive the anesthesia….or that I can afford all of that.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I gave my 26 pound dog one 40mg leflunomide capsule this morning

I gave my 26 pound dog one 40mg leflunomide capsule this morning with 25 mg of tramadol hci. I should have given her ONLY the tramadol this evening, but forgot and gave her both medications. So she received the leflunomide twice when it should have been only once daily. Do not have hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting. What do I do? Thank you.

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