Thank you for offering this service! Basically, my question
Greetings! ...and thank you for offering this service!Basically, my question is this...Can a tooth infection or periodontal disease or gingivitis are seizures in a dog?Backstory...I have a Dalmatian that turned 12 in October 2016. Every year I schedule her check up around her birthday, and during her last check up in October her blood work came back absolutely normal which my veterinarian remarked about considering her age. She also had to be sedated to have her x-rayed to monitor her arthritis in her lower back where her vertebrae meet the pelvis. While she was under sedation I had them clean her teeth because her breath was absolutely Rancid. Her breath odor immediately improved after that, but shortly after the first of the year the bad breath returned and she started having seizures. My veterinarian put her on phenobarbital and after a week to 10 days the seizures stopped. (at least none have been observed since then) Her breath is again rancid smelling and very acrid. She has also started do bleed from our gums and have excessive drooling. My veterinarian suggested to brush your teeth hand I have been brushing her teeth with baking soda dissolved in water and with a little hydrogen peroxide, but after a day the odor returns. I took her in again for another exam and my veterinarian saw some inflammation on her gums and on her upper palate back towards her throat. I am wondering if her seizures could be caused by an infection in her mouth... or if the issues with her mouth is a secondary issue completely unrelated. I plan on taking her to CSU veterinary school in Fort Collins Colorado as soon as I get my tax return to see what they can determine. My vet suggested I take her there to possibly get a CAT scan or an MRI of her brain because he suspected a tumor was causing the seizures. I'm sad to say the cost of that is cost-prohibitive but I want them to address the issue of her bleeding gums and bad breath and hopefully we can at least get that problem taken care of. I am probably grasping at straws but could there be any correlation or causation from her mouth problems and her seizures?Regards,Mike Stone
I was just checking a few things regarding unusual licking
Hello. I was just checking a few things regarding unusual licking from my one male (neutered) dog (3yrs old) of his penis/ sheath area. Earlier today, I noticed a fair amount of discharge and took his temperature and it was slightly elevated. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: He is not "sexually active" but does tend to hump some of his fluffy toys and I am slightly concerned he may have a UTI and wondered if small doses of penicillin would do the trick. I am a clinical pharmacist and my significant other is a surgical nurse so we both understand potential baterial infections
My dog is a Shih Tzu, 11 yrs old. We took her to a vet 3
My dog is a Shih Tzu, 11 yrs old. We took her to a vet 3 weeks ago about a growth/tumor on her back near the right leg. The vet. said he would have to do blood work before he could remove the growth. The test showed elevated blood count for her liver. We took her back the next week to run a special blood test for the liver and a bile duct test because she was throwing up occasionally and her stomach was harder than normal. The vet gave us medication a week ago today, Clavamox, Ursodiol for the liver and Denamarin chewable. Tuesday night my wife went to dinner with a friend and I had a meeting. When she got home at 7PM the dog had been vomiting all over the house, was weak and shaking continueaslly. She continued to throw up throughout the night and we took back to the vet yesterday. He gave her a shot for nauseaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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 your dog?Customer: It,s Thursday morning and the dog continued to vomit over night. She can't walk still won't eat and shaking all the time. The vet said yesterday the next thing we could do is get an ultrasound done to see better what is going on with her organs. Our questions to Dr. Debbie are, is the constant shaking a sign that the dog is in pain and in her opinion is it worth doing the ultrasound that is very expensive or should we come to terms that it would be kinder to have the dog put down.
My dog has been regurgitating for aprox 4 plus weeks. was
my dog has been regurgitating for aprox 4 plus weeks. was seen immediately by vet. On meds for acid reflex and xrays and a series of bariam xrays were done for megaesophagus and found negative. Now being treated for possible bacteria infection in the stomach. Could possibly be a hernia?? Sporadic regurgitation not being helped by meds for acid reflex or bacteria infection. What else could this possibly be?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: yes, ate a different kind of treat on Christmas and symptoms started the next dayJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: pug age year and a halfJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jet age 1.5 yrs
After my male lab was neutered (scrotal ablation), he has
After my male lab was neutered (scrotal ablation), he has been walking withvhis head down when I talk him for a walk. I used to walk him 6 miles per day, but he can only walk one half mile at a time. He had surgery six weeks ago. He has been like this since sx. The sx cured his mounting behavior.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He does not have any wounds on his paws. Could something have happened to him due to anesthesia? Do you think an ear infection?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog? I'll do all I can to help.Customer: The vet that performed the sx cleaned his teeth and neutered him at the same time. He also told mevhe was okay to run around after two weeks. I took him to doggy daycare and he was playing with the other dogs, but they noticed he was peeing blood. They rushed to the vet and the vet said he probably had a bladder infection. He has been on antibiotics for two weeks now and is not peeing blood.
Paisley is 12 weeks old. She was diagnosed with puppy
Paisley is 12 weeks old. She was diagnosed with puppy strangles last week when she got a huge knot on the side of her neck. She is on an antibiotic and steroids. The knot has gone down but it's not gone. She has been sleeping a lot. She eats and drinks and then sleeps. Last night she started foaming a little at the mouth. This morning she was whining which isn't normal. Then she started foaming at the mouth and her body was tight and eye's were bulging out. I went to wipe her mouth and she resisted me wiping her mouth. Then it all stopped and she is sleeping on me. Sounded a little like wheezing and panting. I am worried about her.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Paisley. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Paisley?Customer: no
Took the dog to the vet for a lump under dogs jawline in
took the dog to the vet for a lump under dogs jawline in neck. The vet took xrays and tested blood. he did not think it was a cancerous lymph node, but asked us to come back to send out for we paid 560 for the original visit. he wanted us to return for further pathology testing. the business owner on the original night agreed to a payment plan. upon return we paid 30 percent of the procedure upfront, and the business owner would then not accept the payment procedure process. they put her into anesthesia, took additional tests on the lump, to be sent out for pathology. She was given some pain meds, and something to reduce swelling, and antiboiotic. without any of the original records; having reniged on the payment plan, of which we put an additional 30% of the procedures. they were completely rude, gave our girl back and gave us nothing from the first or subsequent visit. whatever the gave her seems to have helped a bit. but, we are now stuck not knowing how to treat, and have no money to help her. she is a 12 year old shepherd and we are lost...initially he thought it was her salivary gland, xrays on the first night showed nothing different. additional testing will be needed. I have no clue on how to proceed or what they gave her last night. she is eating and drinking. peeing and defecating normally, but, seems a bit lethargic. we may pursue legal actions against these individuals, but, need some guidance on how to take care of her.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: just need help
I have an English bulldog weighs 50 lbs and gets recurrent
I have an English bulldog weighs 50 lbs and gets recurrent yeast infections of the skin. He is very itchy, smelly, shedding excessive dander, and his skin is rust color on his neck where he is most itchy. I have two antibiotics on hand: clavamox and cefpodoxime. Can I use either of these to treat it?