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My dog is having uncontrolled full body twitching/ jerking.

My dog is having uncontrolled full body twitching/ jerking. It started about 5 minutes ago. She is able to stand and walk. She is 13 years old.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Dog sorry.JA: OK. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No she doesn't have any wounds.JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name?Customer: Brisco.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Brisco?Customer: She has been healthy her whole life. Just recently we noticed she is loosing her hearing. But she is 13 years old. At first I thought she might have hiccups but it looks more like a jerk that pulls to her left side.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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Yesterday after eating s normal food--that I make myself =

Hi Paul--Yesterday after eating his normal food--that I make for him myself = roasted chicken + rice + corn + broccoli + sweet potato, he sat down and started shaking, then stood up after I comforted him for a little bit, and started walking around in a confused manner, could not control his legs & fell down, did this for a couple of seconds (less than a minute), at which point I went and got a turkey baster full of water and injected it down his throat--not too fast, not too slow to avoid choking but to get him to swallow it.... then I got my bag, scooped him up & drove to an emergency room, but on the way he recuperated and was fine by the time we arrived. Nevertheless, I checked him in and waited for 2 hours to be seen, however at that point asked for him to be returned, planning to take him to his regular vet today. His poop this morning was fine, and he ran during his usual walk, no problem... so I do't have a clue as to what happened or is going on. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box. 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: Sorry, forgot to add--when we returned from the emergency room, I gave Little Bear (a 6-yr. old Malti Poo) some American cheese as a treat, which he happily ate, but then threw up together with a little bit of his dinner (about a half cup total)JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Little BearJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Little Bear?Customer: He had a few intestinal episodes several months ago (vomited once, had diarrhea for a couple of days another time), at which point I started making his food myself, because the vet-recommended cans of chicken & rice were too expensive.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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Salkin - My Chi, Julio, has been having some hacking and

Hello Dr Salkin -My Chi, Julio, has been having some hacking and just overall congestion. It sometimes sounds like he is stuffed up. I can hear the wheezing in his nasal passages. His vet has prescribed the following in the past:Hydromet .9ml every 6-12 hoursTemaril-P 1x every 12 hoursWill the cough syrup help him? I was told the Temaril might make him hyper.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

 
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I'm, My dog Nicky just went to the vet on Saturday and was

Hi I'm jackJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the jack?Customer: My dog Nicky just went to the vet on Saturday and was shown to be infected with hookwormsJA: Where does Nicky seem to hurt?Customer: I was prescribed virbantel tablets which I fed him yesterdayJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: This afternoon he started to defacate more frequently with the stool becoming softer each timeJA: How old is Nicky?Customer: About 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nicky?Customer: I just came back and found that he started vomiting and there was some drops of redJA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Nicky eat anything unusual?Customer: It was over my 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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Rebekah Kane

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Our Maltese (8 years old) started crying and yipping and had

Our Maltese (8 years old) started crying and yipping and had extreme pain in his hind quarter. He threw up once and is in his bed not moving. He fell hard on the pavement 2 days ago but that didn't bother him, he was fine all day and suddenly started crying. We had our lawn with fertilizer and pesticide 4 days ago and my wife had him on the grass the same day. Could poison be a possibility? He's not eating or drinking. Anything we can do?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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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Doctoral Degree

 
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My dog has had a sudden change in behavior. He seems "off"

My dog has had a sudden change in behavior. He seems "off" which probably isnt helpful. He is an 8 year old pug. He wont come in the the living room, which used to be his favorite place. He just stands in the kitchen until I force him to come sit with me. He is still eating and drinking and his stools seem normal.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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My dog has occasional episodes where he cannot get

My dog has occasional episodes where he cannot get comfortable to sleep at night! He cannot seem to lie down, although he wants to. When he tries, he pops right back up!!! He licks his lips, and pants! He wants to sit on my chest the entire night - so I think his pain frightens him! He is a 5 1/2 year old, 10 lb Maltese mix. He's only had three episodes in his life -- the last two being over the last week! Can you please advise me as to what to do?

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Dr. Drew

Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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I took my shih tuz to get groomed an ever since she been

I took my shih tuz to get groomed an ever since she been home she been scared an neverous an hiding under the bed not really play she shaking

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

 
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