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My dog has been taking meloxicam and the vet gave me
my dog has been taking meloxicam and the vet gave me gabapentin. can they be taken together ? he also took Cerenia about 2 hours agoJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?Customer: pain and vomitingJA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: noJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: jacksen 11.5yrsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jacksen?Customer: holding his head down and pantingJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
I have an eight year old neutered, male West ghland Terrier.
I have an eight year old neutered, male West Highland White Terrier. At three, he was diagnosed with copper hepatotoxicosis, and has been on a vet directed, copper restrictive diet since (cottage cheese and white rice, with Hill's Diet l/d - dry). I noticed a few months ago he developed two (somewhat hard) 'lumps' on both sides towards his hips. They are about three inches (horizontally) by two inches (vertically), and my vet assured me they were 'fat pads' and not to worry.I've noticed recently that when he urinates, he'll empty his bladder once, and then squat to pee again. The second time, very little comes out. He hasn't had any accidents around the house; he's eating fine, and drinking plenty of water. He does seem to be drinking more, although it's hard to say whether or not his consumption has increased due to weather (it's been 100+ here lately) or some other factor. Either way, the increase in nominal.My vet is unavailable for several days, and I'm hesitant to take him to the other vet in town unless this is an emergency. Is this something I need to be very concerned about?
I have a Sharpie Beagle mix who is 7 years old that had to
Good Morning,I have a Sharpie Beagle mix who is 7 years old that had to be in the Vet hospital for 5 days with a high fever of 105.4 with diarrhea and then later vomiting. He was on an IV fluid for those days as well and is home now. After 5 days, they were only able to tell me that he has some sort of virus. He did get Lyme's disease two years ago. I was given Amoxicillin, Foriflora, and two other pills ( the bottle doesn't say anything except directions) to give him every 12 hours. My question: is it normal for him to be vomiting still after a small amount of food after being on an IV for 5 days?
My 17 lb Maltipoo vomitted profusely all night, in every
My 17 lb Maltipoo vomitted profusely all night, in every room of the house Looked like undigested food then went to clear foamy emesis. We had put down Maxforce ant bait and advance gel ant bait I'm worried he may have gotten into the poison what should we do He is lethargic and not himself todsy
We put our beloved almost 12 year old bichon down a couple
Hello - we put our beloved almost 12 year old bichon down a couple of weeks ago and I've been tormented by the decision ever since. Lily seemed fine on a Saturday, then started pacing and became very restless that night. She was shaking and panting. She vomited 3 times over a 7-8 hour period. She looked terrible - shaking, panting, rapid breathing, moving slowly, whimpered when I picked her up. I knew something was very wrong so I took her to the emergency vet where they took blood (which was sent out for analysis) and gave her subcutaneous fluids and an injection of Cerenia. She didn't seem much better the rest of that day and began hiding under beds, tables, and desks just to be away from us. She wouldn't eat Sunday evening, not even boiled chicken (totally unlike her!). She perked up on Monday, about 24 hours after the Cerenia shot. She had much more energy, ate a bit, drank, and was interacting with us. I noticed she was still moving slower than normal and my husband said she yelped when he picked her up. Tuesday early morning (like 3am), she was pacing again and urinated in the bedroom, the urine looked dark but it was hard to tell since she peed on carpet. She had no interest in food Tuesday morning but was drinking excessively. As the day progressed, her thirst became extreme. She didn't want to eat and every time we tried to feed her, we had to hand feed her. She vomited each time she ate anything that afternoon. Very lethargic, seemed weak, shaking, hiding under furniture again. Took her to the vet right away Wednesday morning - they had her blood work results - ALT was around 1000; ALP over 4000; bilirubin was high. Vet said she was jaundiced. He told us it was the "end of the road" and offered Cerenia again to see if we could make her more comfortable for a few days before bringing her back to be put down. He said things would continue to progress during this time and he had no idea if the Cerenia would help. Lily had higher liver enzymes for a few years (last test ALT was 252; ALP >2000. The vet thought she probably had a tumor in her liver. We opted to not do an ultrasound since we were not going to put her through surgery at that age (she underwent a ventral slot surgery 3 years prior, that was enough surgery for her lifetime). Rather than risk Lily being in pain and distress and an uncertain progression, we chose to put her down on Wednesday. She was in such misery 2 of her last 3 days, I couldn't bear to put her through any more days like that. But now, I wonder how much time she might have had and if we acted too hastily. How fast does liver failure typically progress when a dog has reached the jaundice stage? Is it common for a dog to seem fine one day and then be in such terrible shape the next with liver disease? In my head, I know Lily didn't have much time left and the odds were high that she would get even worse and suffer more than she already had. But my heart wonders if she would have had some good days left and would have been ok for a few weeks or longer. The decision has tormented me for the past 2 weeks, even though we made it with her best interest in mind, as we couldn't bear her suffering needlessly.
8 yr-old non-spayed female American Feist mix seen at vet
8 yr-old non-spayed female American Feist mix seen at vet Saturday 7:30am after >6 hrs vomiting, 1 grand mal & several petit mal seizures with sialorrhea, tremors, head-lolling, panting, gagging, inability to rise, extreme weakness. Full chem panel, CBC, urinalysis, fecal study and abdominal x-ray showed NO abnormalities. No internal or external parasites. Heart/lungs 'sounded fine'. No fever. Diagnosed as false pregnancy due to enlarged mammary glands??? Given Cerenia injection. Improved thru day, but sialorrhea, tremors & lethargy increased. Contacted vet, told this was normal after seizures & coming out of estrus??? Only walks a few feet to pads to urinate/defecate. Stools solid but small. Hydrates well, but anorexic. Urinated on pads 6 times in 36 hrs. At 5:30pm Saturday, hematuria w/clots. Completely resolved in 2 hrs & not even discoloration of urine since. At about 8pm today began much worse sialorrhea, head-lolling, panting, falling onto side with tachypnea, muscle spasms & has slow response to stimulus. Will see vet at 7:30am Monday. What could this be caused by?
Dog is currently in a pet hospital due to persistentView more dog veterinary questions
Dog is currently in a pet hospital due to persistent vomiting after eating. Vomit usually includes copious quantities of "white foam". Still looking to determine what part of the GI tract is the problem. Dog recently had stomach surgery (5/30) and obstruction removed from esophagus (food bollop). Dog is also recovering from pneumonia. Dog's appetite is healthy but cannot hold down food as within seconds a gag reflex is triggered. What are your thoughts?