She isn't defecating. My other dog was in acute renal
She isn't defecating. My other dog was in acute renal failure and in the hospital week before last. I have seen her straining to defecate without producing anytihing. Just now I let them both out and she tried again, and then the male dog came and sniffed at her and she sat down and wouldn't try again. She has been gaining wieght quickly but she is spayed. She had complete chem profile and CBC, nothing much except low glucose just below the normal range.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Gypsy, age 4 A rescueJA: How old is Gypsy?Customer: 4JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gypsy?Customer: She was spayed after having three puppies weaned. Was a stray. Had free t4 right on the borderline of low normal and low. Has become kind of lethargic. Was just bathed last Saturday. Was examined by onw of the vets at the local practice yesterday. Nothing in the rectum at that time--no feces and no blood. She is a mix of Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, American Eskimo Dog and Catahoula Leopard Hound. She had hiccups the other night. The vet put her on a bland diet (GI canned) and gave hsr 300 ml of subq fluids and an injection of Pepsin. Her heartworm test was negative. She is still eating OK. Not vomiting. I'm worried about her and that is probably contributing to the problem. But her weight this year has gone from 25 to 40 lbs although she only eats as much as my Scottie who is 19 lbs.
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My dog has bone cancer in back lower leg. opt'd not to
my dog has bone cancer in back lower leg. opt'd not to amputate. has been doing pamidronate, carprofin, tramadol. as of last friday started gamapentin 100mg 2xday in hope Daisy could relax the back leg. I don't think she is doing well on it. leg is still up. she hasn't pooped in 2 days, is out of it. as of today she hasn't moved (sleeping).JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: Daisy 9 year old Golden. I called the VET yesterday, on vacation, backup vet said the same thing about lethargy. Its just I hesitate to give her the nightly dose. she is totally not her self.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the?Customer: No.
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My Golden Retriever has a heat rash on his left cheek for
my Golden Retriever has a heat rash on his left cheek for the past 3 weeks. I've been to the vets three times: Originally, I was supposed to give him 2 pills of 500 mg of CEPHALEXIN twice a day for 10 days and apply GENTA topical spray every 8 hours.After 7 days, my dog stopped eating, and the rash was not improving. I was told to stop the CEPHALIN and change his food to the vets' supplied canned food "ROYAL CANIN". He is eating this canned food, but the rash is not improving.On my last visit, the vet applied a "CHLORHEXADINE" solution on a cloth pad to his rash, and told me to repeat it 2 - 3 times a day. When I got my dog home, his heat rash was bright red, and he was in obvious pain. I was told to continue application anyway.At this point I need have lost confidence, and would appreciate a 2nd opinion.
I have a question about my shih tzu. He's 9 years old. He's
Hello,I have a question about my shih tzu. He's 9 years old. He's usually very loving and loves to play, but in the last few days he's been very lethargic, wouldn't eat(now he's back to eating I think) he won't move much and is totally avoiding human contact. He ignores us and seems scared of being touched. He is very loved and treated like a baby by me. He's never even been yelled at, so this has me worried.
I have a sick beagle. She chewed a trash bag up to get to
I have a sick beagle. She chewed a trash bag up to get to raw chicken I had to throw out. She seemed fine but 2 days later has been having pain and I see no evidence of her actually going potty. Currently is laying in a clean box of litter and refuses to leave except for her daily food and water. Also a possibility of a bruised area after she sleeper jumping out of a recliner and hit a piece of uncovered wood. Can see no wounds anywhere and she is extremely grouchyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the beagle. What is the beagle's name?Customer: MiniJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mini?Customer: Quivering/shivering when she stands up.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
Thanks for your advice yesterday about my dog having high Ph
Thanks for your advice yesterday about my dog having high Ph and not handling special diet very well. I was just wondering if you could describe what foods or additives she should avoid if she does have a problem of developing urinary crystals.
X-rays showed that a small piece of wire is perhaps not in
X-rays showed that a small piece of wire is perhaps not in the colon of our 7 month old golden retriever as thought but in the abdomen. Vet says we can wait and see since he is not sick or maybe it will cause issues in future. Not sure what to do next.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: GriffinJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Griffin?Customer: He is a healthy intact male. No health issues.
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Have a pit puppy 6 was old. Today she became lethargic and
Have a pit bull puppy 6 was old. Today she became lethargic and urinating herself. I changed her food thinking it may be low blood sugar from not eating enough of her food. She was fine for a while and then she laid down and it still sleeping and has wet her bed. Any suggestions of what to do. We have only had her for 3 days.
My dog was facing liver failure 2 months ago and is on
Hi my dog was facing liver failure 2 months ago and is on dememarine 1 x a day and the royal canine hepatic soft and wet food. My dog is 100 pd pitt that is 12 yrs old. Is there a food that is less expensive that I can use for him that is sold over the counter. I want to try to keep him around as long as possible