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My 20 pound dog ate a zip loc full of treats and the bag,

My 20 pound dog ate a zip loc full of treats and the bagJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Kobe is 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kobe?Customer: He is bleeding when trying to go to the bathroomJA: 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.

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Dr. Peter

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I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely

I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely healthy his entire life. My question/concern requires some back story. About two months ago, my fiance went out of town. We do not live together yet. My fiance took our dog to his parents house so that he could be monitored and cared for at all times (I work long hours, and so could not be with him at home to let him out, etc.). When we went to pick him up after a month of him being away, our German Shepherd had lost about five pounds. We chalked it up to more room to run around and generally more activity (they also have a Shepherd, female, fixed). However, along with this minimal weight loss, we noticed a strange smell radiating from his neck/shoulder area. We took him to the vet, who told us he had never experienced that before, and didn't know what it was coming from. He also said he was not concerned about the weight loss (our German went from 83 lbs. to 78 lbs. in a month). Then, just a week ago, my fiance and I went on vacation to Cancun with his parents. We had to leave his dog with a friend who lives on ten acres in the country in Texas, and who just happened to have a breeding female German in heat. Our dog is not fixed and has sired two litters in the past. We took this opportunity to have him breed again. A few days into our trip, we got a call that our dog had partially torn a ligament in his right back leg while breeding. Our friend took him to the vet (not our family vet) who diagnosed him and gave him Novox (pain medication). We arrived back home three days later and picked him up. The affected leg was swollen from the hocks down to twice the size it normally is. We had him rest for the next two days, continued him on his pain medication, and monitored him closely. We noticed he had lost even more weight and was not showing any interest in eating. He was also extremely lethargic and seemed to quiver when he breathed. Yesterday morning he seemed greatly improved. He was more active and ate a big meal. However, when I arrived home from work, he seemed to lapse, and, while his back right leg swelling was still down, his front left leg was now swollen from the shoulder down to twice its size. He was incredibly lethargic and wouldn't get up to go to the bathroom. He also refused to eat, even a concoction of rice and chicken (which he loves). We took him to the animal ER, where they told us he does NOT have a torn ligament, and they kept him overnight to put an IV in him, run a 4-panel tick-borne disease diagnostic, check his blood, etc. As of this afternoon, they have found nothing (he tested negative for heartworm, Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, etc.). They are now doing an X-Ray on him. My question is, what could possibly be wrong with him? Is it bone cancer?

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My friend woke up and her dog had had diarrhea all through

my friend woke up and her dog had had diarrhea all through her basement then laster it turned into bloody diarrhea and then bloody vomittingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: not that she can find she has searched her entire house and back yard trying to find anything he could have gotten. she even went through his diarrhea to see if there was anything in there she could seeJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: his name is ***** ***** he is a 4yr old gsdJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?Customer: My friend just adopted Jake from some older people that kept him locked in a kennel she has only had him for a month and he seemed to be getting healthierJA: 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.

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Dr. Peter

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Dog has had diarrhea a month. Took her to vet did blood,

Dog has had diarrhea for over a month. Took her to vet did blood, X-rays, urine. Blood tests showed very low protein, high white blood cell so my vet suspects cancer. 1st urine came back inconclusive waiting for 2nd test results today. I'm questioning vets diagnosis. My dog just turned 6 yrs n she is a altered female pitbullJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: SummerJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Summer?Customer: Has had anal gland issues in past, vet has mentioned that one is larger then the other. He also has put her on 3 different antibiotics in last wk. none of which has helpedJA: 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.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

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My almost 14-yr-old, 18-lb bichon frise ate approx 5 oz

My almost 14-yr-old, 18-lb bichon frise ate approx 5 oz (???) --1/3to half of a bag of Enjoy Life allwrgen free semisweet miniature chocolate chips about half an hour or so ago--not absolutely positive about thetimeJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BlueJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blue?Customer: Well, he got into an organic dark choc bar this past Christmas and had to be treated at the closest pet emergency hospital, about 30 minutes away.JA: 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.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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Our new puppy (black lab) 3 1/2 months old. Has been

our new puppy (black lab) 3 1/2 months old. Has been throwing up after eating. and winning a lot lately. is he okay?

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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How can I get my dog to eat?

How can I get my dog to eat?

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Melanie Goble

Owner/Veterinarian

DVM

 
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He has bben retching since yesterday, started like was

He has bben retching since yesterday, started like was trying to get a hair ball up, now its retchingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Sparky i had him 3 years hes a rescue so not sure of ageJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: SparkyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sparkly?Customer: ShitzuJA: 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.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

 
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He started acting like he got something in s mouth with lip

He started acting like he got something in his mouth with lip smacking and foaming at the mouth then it stopsJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Now in the middle of the night believe he had a seizureJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: BoxerJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. How old is Boxer?Customer: 6JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Boxer?Customer: Just got a check up 2 weeks agoJA: 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.

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nekovet

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