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She is chewing her backside and rubbing fur off we changed

She is chewing her backside and rubbing fur off we changed her a grain free diet months back ithelped a little now its getting really badJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Chocolate labJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: Yes a chocolate lab.JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the's name and age?Customer: Reese 6yrs old femaleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Reese?Customer: She had not been fixed.

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I've noticed his hind legs are very weak and "scissor" no

I've noticed his hind legs are very weak and "scissor"JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no wounds at all, he sometimes can't even get up on the couchJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Anubis, close to 9 years old, a boxer-Rhodesian ridgeback mixJA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Anubis?Customer: nothing else. His leg wweakness causes him to slip on our wood floors so he's developed a fear of walking on the floor

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I have a five year old rhodesion ridgeback. He was always

I have a five year old rhodesion ridgeback. He was always abnormally large for his bread with longer legs. His weight is 135 and vet indicates he is at a perfect weight. we exercise a good bit. My questions is that his rear leg will tremble when standing and sometimes when lying down. any thoughts?

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Our dog is a medium sized, mixed terrier approximately 9

Our dog is a medium sized, mixed terrier approximately 9 years old (he is a revue so not sure) Anyway, he has allergic reactions and we have him on antihistamine and proper diet but there is an issue we are confused about and that is his tail. If we even touch is tail he reacts immediately sometimes snapping at us. Is this normal behavior or could there be something wrong with his tail we don't know about.

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What can cause 12 years old dog a weakness in his hind legs? Sometimes

What can cause 12 years old dog a weakness in his hind legs?Sometimes his legs got out to sides and he can't get up.

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My three year old German Shepherd dribbles. To be clear she

Hi Doc. My three year old German Shepherd dribbles. To be clear she does not wet when she sleeps, she dribbles/no puddles and tries to vigorously clean herself. First thought was incontence so she took Proin -- that did not work. She took bladder infection medicine but that did not work. She had a culture done and does not have a urinary tract infection. She has very low evidence of crystals that my vet is not concerned about but I put her on Hills S/D for four months anyway -- that did not work. My Vet suggested a Specialist but even if I see a specialist it doesn't mean there is a fix for my dog so why bother going to a Specialist. What else could it be. I'd like a second opinion. Thanks.

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My husky/mal has been taking Rimadyl mon. equina syndrome. I

My husky/mal has been taking Rimadyl for 2 mon. for cauda equina syndrome. I cut the dosage from 100 mg a day to 50 about a month ago as he's getting acupuncture which seems to be working. Have noticed excessive water intake over the past month and today he didn't poop at all except for a small, dark tarry lump. Called the vet who had left for the day. Called the vet ER who advised me to bring him in. I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow a.m. so, as you might imagine, I'm camped out in the bathroom tonight. Is there anything I can give him that might help? His gums are pink, whites of eyes are white, and he's eating well.

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Came home from work yesterday. Our dog suddenly having

Hi Dr Gary. Came home from work yesterday. Our dog suddenly having difficulty getting up and walking. When he does - he appears to be attempting to keep both hind legs in a forward position - not fully extending them when he does have to get up and occasionally run.

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I am a little concerned, my 18mo old german sheherd is not

I am a little concerned, my 18mo old german sheherd is not acting normal, I treated her as directed yesterday with frontline and she was fine all evening, however this morning she went out as usual, but she has been shaking and sitting in the bathroom, she has very stinky burps, but only a couple, she has yelped a little when she got up earlier, he stomach is soft she will drink from my hand but not the bowl, she will eat peanut butter, but not food. I used the peanut butter to give her a half a tablet of pepcid ac, She also encountered a large toad last night, not sure if she put it in her mouth or not, she seems like she is hurting, stiff posture

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