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Is it safe to give a Labrador retriever nursing mother a

Is it safe to give a Labrador retriever nursing mother a parvovirus booster shot. Recent cases of parvovirus in the kennel make protecting the adult dogs a priority. I am just not sure I should give a nursing mother a booster shot.

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Dr. Altman

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Why does my puppy drag his on the floor. He visits the vet

Why does my puppy drag his butt on the floor. He visits the vet regularly and has just started this. He is 18 weeks old and has been with me his entire life. His mother is my oldest pet child and she has never done the butt dragging before.

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My dog (2 yr. old boxer) is experiencing a lot of scratching

My dog (2 yr. old boxer) is experiencing a lot of scratching and biting his feet...he doesn't walk on his front left paw. He just got back from his vet. exam. What is wrong?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes...his paw looks fine...there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it..no redness.JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is a 2 yr. old boxerJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Teddy?Customer: no

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Dr. Peter

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My 2 small dogs just got bitten by a raccoon, lots of

My 2 small dogs just got bitten by a raccoon, lots of scratches and a puncture wound.Refuses to use his front pawThey rabies shots are up to dateCleaned the wound with hydrogen peroxideWhat else should I do now?Do they need a rabies booster?I will have them checked by vet tomorrow, but

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Dr. G.

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Sadie, female, 9 yr. old spayed, in relatively good health,

Sadie, female, 9 yr. old spayed, in relatively good health, having had a nail bed melanoma removed last year. She is on the melanoma vaccine, (4 x last fall, booster in April) When she had the melanoma, she had a bad 'doggie' odor that went away after her surgery. (odor happened in August). This August, the odor came back. She swims frequently in the ocean and is always showered off after the swim. The second issue is that two days ago we noticed a red 'coating' on the left eye, toward the nose corner, and about 2/3 the size of a dime. She evidences no pain, no tearing, no rubbing, and no obvious swelling. I am not sure if it is reducing her vision in the left eye. So, my two questions are, does this odor indicate another melanoma cancer somewhere, and what is this red coating in her eye?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: SadieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sadie?Customer: She is the best dog we ever had - smart, loving, obedient. But then she is a Golden Retreiver. She still runs with us 3 x day. (we do not run very fast, being in our 70's)

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Dr. Amanda

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I've noticed some tiny dark speckles on her stomach and

I've noticed some tiny dark speckles on her stomach and genitals. I'm just investigating if it's flea dirt as it doesn't turn red when I wet it and I haven't seen any fleas.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Hero and she is a year and five monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hero?Customer: She is currently taking Nexgaurd monthly for fleas and ticks.

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Dr. Alleyne

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We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We

We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We need to know when she can be distemper vacinated? She has siblings that were swab tested (nasal and inside eyelid). Two were negative and one positive. Is this an acurate test? Can they be vaccinated? Should all these dogs still be quarantined?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Read the previous textJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Are you even reading what I typed? No one is hurt.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: That's it. They all appear in good health even one testing positive after exposure same as sister.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 11 week old GS is limping on his right hind leg he does

my 11 week old GS is limping on his right hind leg he does it off and onJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: there is no wound i can see on his footJA: What is the hind's name?Customer: his name is SamsonJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Samson?Customer: we took him to get his toe nail cut on sunday

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Dr. G.

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Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always

Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always taken them to the vet for their annual boosters. I have come to the realization that I don't want to over vaccinate them. They are due for DHPP, lyme, lepto, and bordatella. I live in north Texas and would like to know if the DHPP is really necessary to revaccinate every year? I decided not to give them bordatella since I don't take them to dog parks or other social events with unknown dogs. I don't understand why Rabies vaccine is given at intervals of 3 yrs and DHPP is every year? Also based on my location would it be advisable to vaccinate on lyme and lepto? I mean we sometimes get opossums and rabbits scowering my neighborhood.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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