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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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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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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Doc Sara

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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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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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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I have a 14 year old corgi-shepherd mix. She had two tplo

I have a 14 year old corgi-shepherd mix. She had two tplo right and left due to torn acl. she was born with 30 degree angles. Now they are 80 degrees. She also has spinal stenosis diagnosed by her surgeon through physical exam not through x-ray because no sedation she has second degree heart block. Lately she has these episodes where her one of her back legs gives out and looks like she is having back spasm. He falls down like a weeble toy. Hard to get up. I am icu nurse. I up her tramadol this morning to 200mg and gave her 1 mg valium as a muscle relaxer. My vet says she doesn't give cortisone shots to spine like people get. She is panting heavily, restless, drooling and not eating today. Thoughts

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my 10yr old very youthful, energetic, playful pitbull's behavior

my 10yr old very youthful, energetic, playful pitbull's behavior has changed dramatically, first no eating or drinking, way less hyper then limping, then he nibbles at base of tail, then fourth day started eating and drinking and going to the bathroom, now on sixth day muscle twithing in shoulders still walking very slowly and behavior is dramatically slow and drained. he is going to bathroom with regular stool and I have been giving him doxycycline for five days now. please help me

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I adopted my male dog 5 years ago, and am guessing his age

I adopted my male dog 5 years ago, and am guessing his age is about 6 or 7. He has always been weird when it comes to pooping; it just kind of "comes out" when he's excited, happy, nervous, or playing. It's like he doesn't ever know when he has to go, it just comes when he finally can't hold it in anymore. It's been getting worse lately. For the past 3 weeks, he has pooped in the house at least once a day EVERY DAY. It's like once he's outside he forgets that he has to go to the bathroom and just stands around sniffing. My next step is taking him to the vet to possibly get x-rays. Any advice?

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