Our seven year old rat terrier was resting on the couch, 40
Our seven year old rat terrier was resting on the couch, 40 minutes after a walk, suddenly became agitated, jumped off the couch very stiffly, was shaking, not blinking when a hand was near her face, walked about stiff-legged. She went outside after a few minutes and urinated and then came in and seemed alright. She seems completely normal now. A stroke?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I will check right now.JA: What is the rat terrier's name?Customer: Violet. We adopted her 11 months ago and she was Maddie then. We were told she had lived outside with homeless people who then got a hotel room that she was urinating in and so they gave her up.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Violet?Customer: For the last couple of weeks she has been sleeping all night with the lights on because she had recently gotten into a routine of waking up several times a night barking and it seemed to be continuing. The lights left on all night seemed to help. She had her nails trimmed by the vet yesterday. She is due for and will get get her rabies and parvo booster laster this month.
We boarded our 4 year old French bulldog for the weekend at
We boarded our 4 year old French bulldog for the weekend at her vet and they were supposed to update her shots. When I got there this morning the girl at the front wasn't sure if the shots had been given and asked someone else.. The other tech said she didn't give them so they proceeded to give Charley her shot rounds..Not 10 minutes later.. Loose stool.. 20 minutes later entire body swelling.. within 45 minutes she was puking bile and pooping straight blood.I took her back immediately and the vet wanted to keep her for observation. They gave her a Benadryl shot and sent me home.. By 3pm (5hrs later) the vet called and said she had just given her another Benadryl shot but that she was fine to be picked up. My husband picked her up on his way home at 5:15 and he called me to say that she looks so much better....We live 15 minutes from the vet. By time my husband got home her body and face were swollen again. She was having trouble breathing. AND then.. Then she gushed (projected might be a better word) about a cup or more of blood from her anus.Immediately I rush to the phone and the tech (same on from this morning) answers. I tell her what is happening and she said to go ahead and come back.The Dr looks at Charley and proceeds to tell me she thinks its something at my house. Maybe the grass.. I tell her NO that this happened after she spent the weekend with you I picked her up from you this morning. The dr then asks if we have bees.. BEES... At this point I AM HYSTERICAL and I say very forcefully.NO Dr ______ there is something seriously wrong with her and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT. She is BLEEDING PROFUSELY from the inside.. TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG..the dr then tells me that she will run a blood count and that I need to leave Charley overnight.. I am so upset.. Could this be double vaccination? She was given dhlppc booster, Bordetella booster, and a rabies shot ALL AT ONCE.. I am honestly not sure why they would give her all these shots.. They have never given her lepto why nowJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about me?Customer: no
I have a 9 week old Siberian husky. He got a dewormer/parvo
I have a 9 week old Siberian husky. He got a dewormer/parvo shot a week ago. I saw worms in his stool immediately and it appeared to have cleared up. However, I saw some more yesterday and today.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the Siberian husky can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the Siberian husky's name?Customer: His name is LokiJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Loki?Customer: He did have an issue with fleas but it appears to be under control now I believe. Other than that I can't think of anything else. He eats dry food twice a day.
I will be adopting a 6 year old dachshund. I don't know the
I will be adopting a 6 year old dachshund. I don't know the dogs shot history. What types of shots should they get initially and then what is the schedule of shots they should be getting moving forward? I know flea and heart worm medication needs to be given monthly but what else? Thanks.
My dog has had a hacking cough that produces sputum. She
My dog has had a hacking cough that produces sputum. She will be 13 years old in November. She eats normally and drinks water as normal. Her stool is normal and she pees normally. She has gone blind in the last six months.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: CrissyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Crissy?Customer: I think that is all I can think of
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My 70 lb Gordon sett accidentally received his vaccinations
My 70 lb Gordon sett accidentally received his vaccinations twice. 3 year rabies distemper etcJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Gordon setter dogJA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the Gordon setter?Customer: No symptoms yet. 2nd set of vaccinations given 3 days ago. First set about 2 weeks agoJA: Where does the Gordon setter seem to hurt?Customer: He has no symptoms but he got double vaccinations and I am concernedJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: Not yet but I was wondering if there was anything I should do besides just watch himJA: Is the Gordon setter eating normally?Customer: Yes so far he seems fineJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the Gordon setter having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: I don't think soJA: How is the Gordon setter behaving differently?Customer: No he seems OK what should I watch for just those things or is there anything I should do as an antidote to too much vaccinesJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Gordon setter?Customer: No
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
My shiba puppy is 9 weeks old. He is generally very active
My shiba puppy is 9 weeks old. He is generally very active but last night he had diarrhea and today he looks very sad and tiredJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: JaxxJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jaxx?Customer: Nott really he is a very happy puppy. I'm really scared. Vet bills are so pricey
I have a 12 year old male Gordon Setter who was diagnosed
I have a 12 year old male Gordon Setter who was diagnosed and effectively treated for oral melanoma in January of this year...he underwent the prescribed course of melanoma vaccine and yesterday I took him back in for his six month booster. A chest film revealed a significant number of tumors in his lungs. He has no current symptoms but we need to get him to an oncologist to determine next steps. Can you tell what is out there treatment wise for something like this, including any emerging therapies that might be worth considering.