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Meadow is an 11 1/2 year old Bedlington Terrier. She was

Meadow is an 11 1/2 year old Bedlington Terrier. She was started on Cephalexin 150 mg Bid. This is a medication she has had twice before with no problems, This morning she ate a little breakfast, took her pill and an hour later vomited a yellow liquid with small bits of food. Is it ok to give it to her again tonight and can she take pepcid prior especially in the morning. Meadow weighs 15.8 its

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Dr. Deb

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My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal

My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal gland issues for over 4 years. She has had to have sutures placed in one to repair a rupture two years ago. The repair did not hold and she now has issues every few weeks. We've tried more dietary fiber (green beans), sits baths and monthly expression by our vet. We are now considering surgery to remove the right gland that was ruptured. There seems to be a collection of puss within this gland and the old sutures that complicate the condition. What other options do we have? What are the pros and cons of removal?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diamond?Customer: She doesn't have any other known conditions, though she hasn't had a blood work up as yet. As with most borders, she is very athletic and an Alpha female. She doesn't tolerate other companions well. She spends most of her days with our two male dogs, another BC and a Sheepdog. She is a "ball dog". Hyper is one way to describe her.

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I have a ten month old shiba inu who recently has had itchy

I have a ten month old shiba inu who recently has had itchy paws and mouth. He's about 20.5lbs and was given Temaril-P (one tablet orally twice a day for three days, one daily for three days, then 1/2 once daily to every other day as needed for itching) and also Cephalexin (250mg) which is given one capsule twice daily until skin infection clears. We feed him both with food and he seems relatively fine. The medication symptoms for Temaril-P state that it may make him drowsy. We've noticed ever since taking these pills he seems to urinate at least once in the house. He's potty trained and didn't have this issue before we started. What could be causing the issue? Is it because he's drowsy? What can we do?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a

my dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a lot!!! also.Itches all the time.My vet has her on proin 25mg. doesn't seem to help,much.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Doc has been acting kind of depressed and tired for the last

Doc has been acting kind of depressed and tired for the last 3 - 4 weeks,we thought maybe he was kind of depressed because our nieces and grandaughter started back to school, they were with us all summer. I took him to the vet on Saturday, 9/17, and as soon as he looked at him he noticed the weight loss and body mass, about 17 lbs in 1 1/2 months. He immediately mentioned liver failure and the possibility of cancer. He took 2 x-rays and no tumor showed up but he told me not to get my hopes up it may not show. what do you think the cephalexin would have been for and would that make him more prone to be sick and not want to eat. thanksJA: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: We have been with him everytime he goes out, actually he won't go out without one of us, we have been monitoring urine, not very dark and there is no blood in the stool, but it is kind of runny. I didn't know if my wife had mentioned that he was on phenobarbatol for about 7 years, he would take siezures when he got scared or excited. we stopped this when we noticed his symptoms. We have been trying to get him to eat by whatever means necessary, foods high in protein, deer meat, skinless chicken, he'll usuall eat this as long as you will feed him, we can't hardly get him to touch it.

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Our GSD has sores/chapped top front lip. It is red and open

Our GSD has sores/chapped top front lip. It is red and open like excessively chapped. What can we do to help heal it. Seems to get a little worse daily from her licking it. Any medications to help with healing?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 7 y/o pitbull mix dog was recently treated for sarcoptic

My 7 y/o pitbull mix dog was recently treated for sarcoptic mange with Revolution on Sept 5th. No mites were seen on the scraping, but his lack of response to 6 weeks of prednisone, coupled with his intense pruritis (and mine!) led to the decision to use Revolution. He was GREAT for 10 days - the itching was subsiding and his skin was healing. But now the itch has returned - always localized in the same 2 places - left face and left front foreleg. Some hair is starting to fall out in patches on his face. Is it Demodex? I can attach a photo

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Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural

Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural aloe oat bath medicated shampoo and stopped feeding her anything with grain. She drives me crazy with her itching. She is an inside dog and we keep her clean. She is about 1 year old.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Large amount of blood from her behind, Seems normal other

Large amount of blood from her behindJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Seems normal other than that. She just went off feed from her normal dog food.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: No she did do this a couple years ago when she got into something. Other than that she is healthy

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