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Our dog had surgery for bladder stones. They told us there

Our dog had surgery for bladder stones. They told us there were a kazillion (obviously an exaggeration but meaning LOTS) but he did well and they got all the stones out...confirmed by a clean X ray. After care was minimal. He is on antibiotics: an inflammatory med and wears a cone. We were told all would be pretty normal in his behavior and we go back in ten days to have sutures removed. So far his eating and bathroom habits have been about the same however he did have an accident which in all the years we h ave had him (he was a rescue) has never happened. My husband slept in the chair beside his bed to be alert to taking him out should he have to go (he went out once) and prevent anther accident but should we use diapers or some other method of preventing this to happen and is it normal? Also there is blood in the urine which we assume will go away and is normal at this point.

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Dr. Bruce

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My house trained 16 lbs, 3 yr old maltipoo was diagnosed

My house trained 16 lbs, 3 yr old maltipoo was diagnosed with a cold on Monday. He was given a shot (not sure what) and prescribed antibiotic (amoxicillin 100 mg). Since then, he has been peeing in the house and when I was fussing at him and carried him to where he peed so he would know not to do that, he actually snapped at me! He has ALWAYS loved and adored me, always been passive. He is now locked in his crate. What is causing this behavior and what can I do to stop it?

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Rebekah Kane

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Two seizures today and the vet gave him some medication to

two seizures today and the vet gave him some medication to settle him down and help him sleep. He's never been one to bark but has since been yelling after his second seizure today. The second was mild. He's very thin. But on the whole he's a happy boy still. My brother is his main cater and whenever he's around him he's like a puppy again. Full of life!! My brother is away with work until Saturday evening now so I'm wondering if he's just missing him. The vet we saw this evening said he would 'put him down'. Just like that. I just don't feel that he's quite there as he's so full of life still. We saw a different vet a few weeks ago who said he was amazed at how well he was doing for his age. Does this sound familiar? Should I be worried about his seizures? Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Should I be thinking about euthanasia?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My vet did a wellness check on my two year old lab. Liver

my vet did a wellness check on my two year old lab. Liver enzyme elevated. Should be under 125 was 250 a week ago. Now she says it is over 300. He eats Nutro Ultra, and Salmon oil What could it be? I'm worried and the vet wants to do a xray tomorrowJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?Customer: Did you get my questionJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: No whereJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: NoJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is your dog eating normally?Customer: YesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is your dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: NoJA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is your dog behaving differently?Customer: He is not behaving differently Wonderful behavior plays teases etc. I take him to agility classes He is greatJA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: No but did you understand about the liver enzymes that are elevated

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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The vet at the teaching hospital in town has my 34 pound, 4

The vet at the teaching hospital in town has my 34 pound, 4 year old dog on 15 mg of prednisone every 12 hours as long-term treatment for a grand mal seizure my dog had 2+ weeks ago. They ruled out a bacterial infection as cause via blood work.we could not afford a MRI so did not pursue that diagnostic. My dog only had this one seizure. I have read some frightening potential side effects of prednisone and wonder if there is any chance my dog could be weaned off the prednisone after a period of time. My vet said we should check back with her in a year to re-evaluate. Does this seem a reasonable plan in your opinion? My dog acts virtually normal in some situations, e.g., chasing after a squirrel, with alert demeanor, tail fully up and animated. At other times, e.g., when standing relaxed, her tail will droop - unlike that of her brother's from the same litter. She seems to be tolerating the prednisone okay, but I wonder how much of the slightly less bright personality could be caused by the prednisone itself...vs whatever underlying problem there may be that caused her to seize in the first place. Your perspective is appreciated. Thank you. Kimball.JA: I'm sorry that only is feeling poorly. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about only?Customer: the seizure was preceded by a general malaise, and overall weakness. In fact I took her to my regular vet prior to the seizure no knowing what could be wrong...X-ray and initial blood work was negative. She had the seizure shortly after returning home and prior to rushing her to the teaching hospital after she had the seizure.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Has been diagnosed with a mast tumor. Is on prednisone and

Has been diagnosed with a mast tumor. Is on prednisone and benadryl and has started shaking a lot. trying to find out if this is a side effect.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Hope, 5JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about hope?Customer: No and thank you

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 7 lb Maltese just ingested 5 mg of Prozac meant for

My 7 lb Maltese just ingested 5 mg of Prozac meant for another pet. Will this harm him?JA: 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: Glennie, 9 years.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Glennie?Customer: He has a sensitive stomach.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My 6 month old black lab pup got hold of a terazosin pill 2

Good evening, my 6 month old black lab pup got hold of a terazosin pill 2 mg that my mom dropped this morning. she got hold of it as 7:30 am and I noticed tonight that she is dribbling ursine every where when she sits there is a large wet spot. She is fine otherwise. Should I just watch her and if it doesn't stop tomorrow morning take her to my vet?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the pup's name?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she weighs about 45 or so pounds. She is eating and playing seems to be her self.JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Poppy?Customer: I can't think of a thing thank you for asking

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Rebecca

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I have a 4yr old rottie with severe vet anxiety. He's a baby

I have a 4yr old rottie with severe vet anxiety. He's a baby doll until he gets to vet then turns into cujo, lol. I said no to the ace - so we're going to try trazodone. He has some sores on his wrists that won't heal and he needs a thorough evaluation. His breed is intimidating, but I've NEVER used the term aggressive with him, until I saw him react today. It breaks my heart and I just need some encouragement for the whole Sedate vs tranquilizer or both. Please.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Harley. 4 yrs old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?Customer: He hates his nails cut, lol.JA: Is Harley bleeding a lot?Customer: No but the sores swell and seep.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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39,522 satisfied customers
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