My dog has 1 large (1"x3") and 1 medium (1"x1") black
My dog has 1 large (1"x3") and 1 medium (1"x1") black splotches on his belly. The larger one appears to have a cluster or red blisters along one end and the smaller one looks crusty. They don't appear to itch, but he definitely doesn't want me looking at it. I am taking him to the vet today but I'd like to see what it might be from somebody who isn't going to try and sell me unnecessary surgery, testing, prescriptions, etc. I can send a photo also, but I don't see how to do that at the moment.As of about a month ago, I have cut out table scraps, and added sardines, olive oil and probiotics to his grain-free kibble about a month ago...he was favoring the hip that the splotch is under so I thought he had arthritis maybe. He's completely stopped limping but now I've noticed the splotches...not really sure how long they've been there. He's an Airedale, so quite fluffy and I usually pet him when he's standing or lying in my lap...haven't scratched his belly in a while, I guess. I feel like a bad doggie mommy.
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.
My dog is looking his back left paw and I looked between his
My dog is looking his back left paw and I looked between his toes and it looks like he has a blood blisterJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: *lickingJA: How old is *licking?Customer: almost 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about *licking?Customer: no
I have a 2-3year old rescue Pitbull mix. When we got her she
I have a 2-3year old rescue Pitbull mix. When we got her she had a bad skin condition on her back and hind legs.She has seen the vet and she has been antibiotics on and off through out this past year. Her last antibiotic dose was in June. Have been using coconut oil , weekly baths with prescription shampoo, grainfree petfood and snacks , and Benadryl almost nightly. Skin condition on back better but now her stomach is red with blisters that are scaly. I thought it could bet a yeast infection since she is in her kennel while we are work and has a blanket. We had some Cephalexin so we started giving her this week until we can get her into the vet but stomach still red and blisters
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My 4 month old puppy (approximately 38lbs) accidentally
My 4 month old puppy (approximately 38lbs) accidentally ingested two 500 mg tablets of cephalexin that was prescribed for our tibetan mastiffJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the puppy's name?Customer: BaileyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bailey?Customer: I don't think so
My dog has pimples/blisters mostly on one side of her
My dog has pimples/blisters mostly on one side of her bodyou. They're on her head above her one eye, and all over her under arm/armpit on the same size. She does have some rogue ones on her belly and one on her leg. What could it be?
I had a few pills in my pocket to take later in the day for
I had a few pills in my pocket to take later in the day for a cut on my hand that I had to get stitches for. I leaned back in the my chair, and without me knowing the pills fell out. Two of the pills was 600 MG Ibuprofin and I think I had one pill of Cephalexin 500MG. I looked back and the two pills of ibuprofin were laying next to him and he didn't eat them because I guess they tasted bad. However, the Cephalexin had a coating over it so if it was on the ground, he probably ate it. Should I be concerned?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: It's a 85lb, 11 month black, english lab.
9 year old sheltie has been licking his front paws lately.
9 year old sheltie has been licking his front paws lately. Pretty excessively and paw area looks pink. I live in NCJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: MaxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: great dog but does have his quirks. Hates loud noise and seems anxious at times. He gets great exercise.
I rescued a 16 week old puppy from the animal shelter last
I rescued a 16 week old puppy from the animal shelter last Friday. He currently is being treated for demodectic mange and is taking Cephalexin 250mg BID. He had a cough when I picked him up but the vet said he felt like it was allergies and suggested Benadryl. It has gotten progressively worse. He has a runny nose and is coughing up phlegm and now has enlarged submandibular lymph nodes. Any recommendations or suggestions? We have follow up appointment Monday.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: His name is***** perfect.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Opie?Customer: Not really. I just worry because I know we cannot treat with steroids due to the mange. He just obviously feels bad and likely has a sore throat to go along with everything else. My first rescue just passed away after a long illness. Scopes and biopsies were done but inconclusive. I don't think I can handle watching this one suffer too.