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My 18# ***** ***** just ate one of my xarelto tablets. What
My 18# ***** ***** just ate one of my xarelto tablets. What should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if Russell will be able to digest that. How old is Russell?Customer: 9 monthsJA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: noJA: 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 connect you two.
We have noticed the last two days that our Pug has been
We have noticed the last two days that our Pug has been turning his head to the side and opening his mouth at the same time as if he is bothered by something. Just now we tried to give him a Dentabone and he couldn't open his mouth. What could be the problem?
should i switch vets? my dog wasn't able to walk or eat. i
should i switch vets? my dog wasn't able to walk or eat. i bought him in during normal hours(i thought he could wait). I was bought to an exam room and had to wait. Then they sent in someone who was a local student interested in being a vet. She tried to make my dog walk, and of course he wasn't able to. Then I had to wait again. The vet came in and immediately said rat poison (he is a great diagonistician). i saw a little bleeding on his gums- a little line- and thought it was due to eating a tough rawhide) I was in shock. The vet left and i was made to wait again. Finally he came back and suggested clotting studies to start with. I agreed, but the dog died (agonal breathing) when I was at home, awaiting the results. If I knew my wonderful rescue dog- named Gavin- would die, I would have brought him home to die. I just thought if he made it to the vet's alive, he would live. But it was obviously too late. I found rat poison in my yard months later while raking. I like the vet because he is close to my house, but did he do good in this situation? is vet med like er med where triage occurs? i am so upset.
My rescue medium size dog of unknown age (9 months-1.5 years is the estimate) has a yellow
My rescue medium size dog of unknown age (9 months-1.5 years is the estimate) has a yellow front tooth hanging on by just a thread. It is his front upper left incisor. I read another post that said this is a sign of stage IV periodontal disease. He did have a checkup just a week or 2 ago though, do vets not usually check for such signs? We also got him with a missing canine but there's no history as to what happened with that - he was found as a stray in Tennessee.
Hi Dr.Gary I have a 10 mo. old Boston Terrier. His gums
Hi Dr.GaryI have a 10 mo. old Boston Terrier. His gums have been bleeding for two days and he has a fever. He's eating not really drinking. I brought to e.r. and my vet. Platelets and all other blood work has come back normal. I am awaiting one more test for clotting issues. When looking in my dogs mouth, the back teeth do not seem to be raised very much. My question is, could my B.T. teeth still be growing in and this is causing the issue?Thanks!Lauren
Dr. Deb ONLY….
I brush the teeth of my two year old dog every
Dr. Deb ONLY….I brush the teeth of my two year old dog every day since she was a pup. I noticed on her back molars some brown stains are slightly starting to appear. Historically I have never but any of my dogs to sleep for teeth cleaning; only when doing a procedure that requires anesthesia. I know of two people who I associate with who had their dogs put under anesthesia for a teeth cleaning and their young dog passed away….the pain of the owners of losing a pup….I do not want to take that 1% chance. I am surprise after brushing every day brown/plaque/tartar is starting to slightly appear. I was hoping it would be stains from certain types of food….like coffee stains on my teeth. I read some dogs just have genetics that will just cause some Plaque/tartar no matter if you brush every day.Plan: 1. I was using Petdental tooth paste and on-line conversation said they had better luck with tartar my using Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste2. I ordered Double Headed Scraper/Tarter remover and on-line conversations; 90% stated by taking it very slow, sometimes over a period of several days almost all of the tartar/plaque was removed. They stated to be careful not to remove the enamel of the tooth, and not poke the gums. 3. I purchased a tartar remover called Leba III Dental Spray….which was 46 dollars for a small bottle. On line conversations stated sometime the Scraper needs some help to loosen the Tartar/Plaque by using a tartar remover. Questions: Comment on each question….1. I was told if the gums are hurt by the scraper to apply Brown/Original Listerine to the bleeding gum. Is this alright? Would using the green mint flavor also work? I would apply the Listerine to a cloth and just apply to the wound so she doesn't swallow too much? What happens if she swallows some? Is there something else that can be used?2. I was told to scrape downward from ½ inch above the gum line since that is were most of the tartar does damage? 3. I was told to use a cotton ball with distilled or regular water to wipe the loose tooth immediately so the dog does not swallow it? How dangerous is this?4. Is there anything in the Leba III dental spray that can hurt the dog?5. Do you know of any other tartar produce removal? 6. Should I get an electric tooth brush for the dog? Same tooth brush for people?7. I would like to polish the teeth with Prophy paste. Will this past hurt the dog?8. Amazon has a Prophy polisher for dog's call Tooth Polisher & Whitener by Oratek…review are just average… Used for dogs and humans…only a few dog comments/ mostly people users…..Some stated if putting too much pressure it stops which may be good???...The conversation stated be careful because it gets too hot so not too long on a tooth…no longer than 30 seconds…less is better…I would do 15 seconds…? It also stated it removes stains…One stated even the dentist polishers for dogs get hot…..I think they have a water spray with the polisher…9. There is a company called Dentalaire which has a Scalex Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler for $700.00 which I would use instead of the Hand Double Headed Scraper/Tarter? Is this too complicated and risky for just a dog owner to use on their dog? It has many speeds, and water spray…I would worry about using too much electrical pressure and hurting the dogs enamel? With the hand Scraper you can control the pressure? 10. Is there irrigation solution rise I should put on the dogs gums? Do you know of a product? Can this be dangerous to use? 11. The dog doesn't mind me working in her mouth area….
Our 6 year old boxer does a hack like cough and went into hisView more dog veterinary questions
Our 6 year old boxer does a hack like cough and went into his first seizure Oct. 12,2013. Only lasts a a minute or so. Did an echo and said his heart is fine. Since then he has had 4 more. Also has had 2 chest xrays. They are fine. Dr. suggests maybe neurological...a tumor? But can't find anything definite.