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My maltese's eye rims on s right eye are almost entirely
My maltese's eye rims on his right eye are almost entirely pink and the rims on the left eye are black, as they should be. People are constantly saying, "He's so cute but does he have an eye infection? What's wrong around his eye?" We paid a LOT of money for him so it's very frustrating and disheartening. Can anything be done to fix the problem? I've read that people frequently tattoo their show dogs' eye rims where there may be a pigment issue, like in my pup. From what I've read, people are saying that it is not painful for them in the way that tattooing is for us. Would love some feedback on this! Thank you
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My 3 year old blue healer has suddenly acting strange,
My 3 year old blue healer has suddenly acting strange, paranoid, but restless, he keeps running from me and hiding in a corner but won't sit still, he will come when called then run right back to a cornerJA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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 then?Customer: He was fine when I got home this started 30 minutes ago he keeps licking air and moving around
My 9 year old Boston Terrier has had periodic seizures and
My 9 year old Boston Terrier has had periodic seizures and is on Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide. This morning she is walking around bumping into things and then standing in corners or between furniture as if she can't figure out how to get out. Within the last 3-4 hours she has had 3 full seizures lasting about 10 minutes each. When she came out of each seizure session, she went back to the pacing, bumping into walls, and standing in corners. Do you have any suggestions for me to try while I wait for the vet's office to open? Thank you -JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the Boston terrier's name?Customer: SammyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sammy?Customer: She has been drinking water and did eat a bit this morning - only because she ran into and then stepped into the bowls.
My dog has been panting, pacing, sitting up and down all
My dog has been panting, pacing, sitting up and down all last night and this morning. He didnt cry last night but hes moderately whimping now. He threw up last night but not today. He ate some wet food today as well but still doing the same things. Please help.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Pepper, 8JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pepper?Customer: I just go back from vacation and i saw he ate some dirt but thats all.
I have a 13 year old female pug. When a dog is scratched in
I have a 13 year old female pug. When a dog is scratched in the right place it's leg will twitch. Just a couple weeks ago she began doing that whenever you touched her lower stomach. This week, she has begun to do it while standing and not being touched. She is deaf, has mild arthroscopic, and is slightly over weight. She really doesn't get enough exercise.
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My puppy eats her dog bedding that is stuffed with foam. I
my puppy eats her dog bedding that is stuffed with foam. I have had her treated a month ago when she started passing string and a zipper from the bedding. She is still doing this and her sides are now poofy. Could this be from the bed stuffing and will it hurt her? She still poops, but no vomit.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your puppy eat anything unusual?Customer: just the dog bedding, plastic bottles, and her foam stuffed squeaky toysJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: SpriJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Spur?Customer: just concerned over the poofy sides as am concerned it may be full of the bedding
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I have a 13 year old cocker spaniel in good health. Active
I have a 13 year old bitch cocker spaniel in good health. Active happy etc.however in thd last year she has developed 1 med size lump on her tum and a smaller one. She had her uterus removed 6 yrs ago. Both lumps are hard no discharge and dont seem to bother her. What shojld i do ? Operate to remove? Have an xray to see if its cancer and spread. Grateful fir advice x
My dog is in heat first time. She keeps crying and lickingView more dog veterinary questions
my dog is in heat for the first time. She keeps crying and licking her vagina and hind legs. She was doing this every ten minutes this morning. Now she is so tired from not sleeping and doing this all morning she passed out asleep. I called my vet on Friday about this issue and they said it was nothing to worry about. Then over the weekend it subsided, but now it is back. I was reading on the internet that is not normal. What should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help My. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about My?Customer: We have an appointment to get her spayed on Friday. Should I be worried about her pain?JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.Customer: They acted like it was no big deal when I called. Are you telling me to call again and insist on an appoinment?JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.Customer: Oh, I see. She is swollen around her vagina. I notice a bit of an order but not bad. It maybe from her licking so much. I can not tell. She eats and wants to play but cries out in pain and then has to reach for her back side and bite and lick
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