My dog stopped eating dry food 2 weeks back and started to
My dog stopped eating dry food 2 weeks back and started to eat dirt. I couldnt get him to eat dry food at all. In the process he lost a lot of weight. He lost his appetite and was not himself. I started to get worried and switched him to canned food to get him to eat. He ate this right up. A couple of days later his belly swelled up and he is constipated. I have tried milk and pumpkin, hes able to potty a little, but I cant seem to find much around the yard. My husband said its worms. Im not sure what to do. He is an outside farm dog that we inherited from a family member that passed. I am not sure how old he is and I believe he is chow/lab. Hes about 40-50lbs. He will not get in a car. If we try to put him in he disappears and acts out.
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My dog is not wanting to drink and is constipated, Snowball
my dog is not wanting to drink and is constipatedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Snowball is 2 MaltiseJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Snowball?Customer: he is taking Rimadyl for pain in his knee i am in Africa taking him back to the states
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My 10-year old Pyr was just diagnosed with an anal tumor
My 10-year old Pyr was just diagnosed with an anal tumor that is growing fairly rapidly. We know this is cancer and is too far along to try to treat. Today and yesterday she already seems to be unable to poop...we changed her food to canned food 2 days ago...is there anything else we can do right now to help soften it and help her?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?Customer: Daisy.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?Customer: She's been very healthy until this. Weighs 75 pounds...which is down from her high of 90, but partly that is due to her aging.
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We recently added to our family a 6 month old CKC. He is now
We recently added to our family a 6 month old CKC. He is now 7 months old and seems like he has adapted really well to the new environment. When we took him, Grady, to our vet for his initial visit on 4/1/17, (required by the breeder), he had ear mites. He is a pure bred, that was brought over from Ireland and has an excellent pedigree. Vet cleaned out his ears manually and prescribed tresaderm sol. 15ml which we gave him 5-6 drops/day for 7 days. We also did two vaccines, bordatella #1 and leptospirosis #1. Grady had already been given nobivac #1 and bordatella #1 on 1/11/17 and 2/1/17, however she explained too much time had lapsed on the bortella so we needed to start that one again. In addition she did a fecal exam that was sent to the lab. Came back clear. On 4/13 we introduced 1 tsp. of "dog specific pumpkin", to his 3/4 cups grain free FROM dry food because he had not really been eating hardly any of his food. That night he had a middle of the night "go nuts" episode for about 2-3 hours. I again took him to our vet when they opened. She said everything appeared normal with the exception of him having a sore stomach. They did x-rays and everything was clear with no foreign objects. He also still had crud in his hears, although the vet said thankfully the ear mites were gone but he had a bit of a yeast infection in his ears. She did a "rinse" that she said was a one time treatment in addition to prescribing Triz KETO 4oz w. batril 1200mg that we were to give him twice/day for 10 days. Also did fecal exam, in house, that they said was clean. Since that visit we have continued with the ear treatment, although he is continuing to scratch at them and shake his head quite a bit. Over the last week we introduced 1 spoonful of canned grain free avengers to his GF FROM dry food which he eats right up. Reason for introducing the different foods to his diet were due to a lack of eating just the dry FROM without us adding some cottage cheese to it. The last 3 days he has had the poops, with a lot more frequency of pooping, than normal, (5-8/day) in addition to being loose with more volume and appears to be having additional strain. Little background on Grady.....We did a program with a very well, established breeder where he stayed with the breeders trainer for the first 5 months to get leash and crate trained. We have continued with the crate training following the trainers instructions and he is excellent in regards ***** ***** in his crate all night and has not had any accidents in his crate to date. In the middle of the night last night he woke us up so I took him out. He pooped a good amount of very loose stool and seemed to need to get more out by walking around in the yard in the "ready to poop" position. I could hear some tummy rumbling as well as liquidy sounding gas. After about ten minutes I brought him back inside and he went pee for the first time inside, which was followed by another large, very loose poop. Any thoughts and/or advice would be much appreciated. I do not like having him on any type of medicine or treatment unless its the proper thing to do. My concerns are the continued issues with his ear infections, finding a good diet for him that he enjoys and results in solid normal poops and properly addressing, (not over medicating) his spouts of diarrhea. Thanks in advance!! Chris, Tallahassee/FL
My German shepherd has started pinching people. And is now
My German shepherd has started pinching people. And is now doing it all the time. She has been losing weight and drinks water like there is never going to be anymoreJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the german shepherd's name and age?Customer: Chloe and she's 7JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chloe?Customer: By pinching shemis actually pinching with her teeth. Not a full bite. But a warning. She's also scared of everything
My dog Mya was diagnosed with DALE and vet put her on what I
My dog Mya was diagnosed with DALE and vet put her on what I believe is heavy dosage of doxycycline.In about 3 weeks she has experienced weakness and now she seems to be retaining fluid and wetting her bedShe is elderly,15,pitbull.I asked vet if it was an overly strong dose,she says no.I normally trust her diagnosis but I can see Mya failing more everyday and it scares me.She is 53 lbs.and the dose is 2 100mg. Capsules twice per day.Is that too much?Can it cause her to get weak or her bladder be out of control.She also has frequent diarrhea.She has been taking it for about a month and is supposed to take it another month.Her nose is still as bad as ever.Dry cracking open and sluffing off in chunks.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mya?Customer: Generally she has been in good health.She was treated for a stomach virus that had caused severe diarrhea as she started on the doxycycline.I can't recall that antibiotic.She was put on a canned food for digestive health.It has helped and she also has to take vitamin e ,fish oil,and a probiotic along with the doxycycline.She still has a very good appetite and drinks a lot.She has always been a heavy water drinker.She seems to be weak when walking or trying to climb on the couch.She sometimes falls back or just gives up.
My 3-month all the puppy got one of my older dogs 50mg chew
My 3-month all the puppy got one of my older dogs 50mg chew tabs. He weighs about 16 1/2 pounds . He ate it several hours ago when my other dogs but it out of her mouth and has been tired and a little bit restless ever cents but he did just eat a big mealJA: 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?Customer: KaiJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kai?Customer: He ate at about eight hours ago but seems mostly OK and is plain and didn't want to eat another big meal but I'm just concerned because of the dose and his size
I have a terrier about five years so he has been drinking a
I have a ***** ***** terrier about five years so he has been drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot today he has been throwing upJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Russell eat anything unusual?Customer: Not that I know ofJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Russell?Customer: No
My dog (Stefi/Boxer mix) is having persistent high fever
My dog (Stefi/Boxer mix) is having persistent high fever (just over 103) for the past 3 weeks now into the 4th week. Loss of appetite, extreme lethargy and weakness. He was having itching seasonal allergy which the Vet treats with a course of steroids. After 2 rounds over the period since Dec to Feb approximately the itching keeps coming back and my dog seems generally more inactive than usual. I tried a natural treatment (ayurvedic tablets) containing tumeric. neem, ginger, pepper and about this time my dog started having the high fever and lethargy symptoms. Am not sure if it the steroids or the natural herbs that caused it. He bllod and urine tests are normal. She is now on Antibiotics(Amoxyclav 250mg) and Anti-inflamatories(Prolet 50mg) for almost 10 days but no effect. The Vet suggests possible cancer as the lymph nodes are swollen. Next step he suggests biopsy of the lymph nodes to determine.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. It could be an infection. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: HarrietJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harriet?Customer: Harriet's only medical condition over the last 2 years has been the itching. She is 4.5 years old. I usually feed her supermarket(Supercoat) dry food and wet can food mixed 1x a day. Now am trying to boil chicken or lamb with ginger, salt, peper and tumeric. She does eat a little bit of yogurt, peanut butter.