My dog is eight yrs old. He suffers from hypothyroid
My dog is eight yrs old. He suffers from hypothyroid disorder. He has all his vacinnactions recently we brought a stray puppy here me. Just for 10 mins. He got kennel cough. I took him to the vet. He was prescribed doxcylicin. He finished the prescription and he still seems to be congested with a bit a cough. He recently was given a blood panel to check his thyroid levels. I also asked the vet to listen to his chest. She said he sounded normal. He seems to be low energy. I don't know if this is due to his thyroid condition or he still is not feeling well. Also we recently took in 3 stray cats. The dogs and cats are not sleeping by in the same room. The cats are in our garage. That's a common area for both our cats and dogs. Can my dog pick up anything from these stray cats? We haven't taken the stray cats to the vet yet. We did put flea medicine on them. What so you think is should do?BestJaneen
I have a 35 pound 6 month old boxer puppy, 1 week ago i took
I have a 35 pound 6 month old boxer puppy, 1 week ago i took her in to my vet because she had many bumps on her back, my vets first instinct was to check for demodex given the fact that my puppy has a bald spot on her back and yes she was positive for localized demodex so she prescribed benzoyl peroxide shampoo 2 days a week until treatment was done and mitaban dip once every 2 weeks, and aside from the demodex she was diagnosed with allergic dermatitis so my vet prescribed apoquel 16mg to give half the tablet twice a day for 14 days and then give the remaining 1/2 of the pills until the bottle is finished, after doing some research i found out that apoquel shouldn't be given to dogs under 1 year old nor should it be given to dogs who have demodex because it could make it worse. Should I go ahead with the treatment or should i consider talking to my vet about some other treatment? Also i took her to a second vet who suggested to only dip her in 1/4 of the mitaban dip instead of the whole bottle of mitaban dip obviously it is diluted properly, so the second vet gave her the bath with the dip and suggests to do the treatments weekly instead of every 2 weeks like the first vet suggested. What treatment should I go ahead and follow the first vet or the second vet?
MY dog is being treated for a uti with clovamox, she was on
MY dog is being treated for a uti with clovamox, she was on synthroid already. She is now chewing at her back& now has a 2 inch long bald area , hair is all matted now. We did give her a bath after the vet last Thursday because she was a mess. Can this be an allergic reaction to abx, drug interaction of the 2 meds? She also got her appetite back tenfold! I am thinking maybe her thyroid is whacked out now?!
My lab is 13. He has been diagnosed with bladder cancer in
My lab is 13. He has been diagnosed with bladder cancer in March and he strains to wee. He is now incontinent for urine and leaks everywhere but otherwise seems ok. He has often got blood in his pee. Since two weeks ago his urine smells really foul. I had a urine sample tested for bladder infection in the hope this might be the cause so antibiotics might lessen the smell but the test has come back negative. Is it normal for his wee to smell so foul ? I am wondering if it therefore time for him to go...?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: HoyoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hoyo?Customer: No there is no treatment ultimately for his cancer but I hoped I could keep him going while he likes his food and short walks but the smell of the urine on the floors is now impossible however often I mop
My dog is drooling a lot (she very rarely drools) and seemed
Hi, my dog is drooling a lot (she very rarely drools) and seemed like she was going to throw up but didnt. Her spirit is high, playful, and she doesn't seem in pain. When j took her she went to the bathroom. Just worried ab the excessive drool.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Haha thank you. It didn't. She did not. Ate at 530. Had a new joint pain treat. She is taking clavomox, but she's been on it for a few days now.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: No, I don't think so.
Sonic shih tzu 10 year male. hes been diagnosed with a
hi, Sonic shih tzu 10 year male. hes been diagnosed with a chronic yeast on his skin. Its greasy, large very flaky black in color dandruff at times and smells horrid. Ive changed his diet to only boiled meat turkey beef spinach coconut oil...to avoid carbs. he's on Maleseb shampoo every 3 to four days. but no sooner he is bathed a couple of hours he reeks. He's done Clavamox, the anti biotics and yeast pills from the hospital and nothing. i put Zymox in the ears for the crust in there. I'm desperate i don't know what else to try no one wants my baby around anymore any suggestions
My dog started to develop to yellowish drainage coming from
My dog started to develop green to yellowish drainage coming from his eyes as well as a foul infectious smell coming from his mouth..This was after he was potentially exposed to something at a doggy daycare that notified customers that there was bordatella going around..He had a bad cough for a day but thankfully that went away on its own however the eye drainage and the foul smell persisted..I took him to my vet and she prescribed clindamycin twice a day.My question is how soon should I expect to see relief of symptoms..It has been about 8 days and he still has a very small amount of drainage but not as bad..He eats drinks and plays as if nothing is wrong..
My dog ate some spilled flour on the floor. At first i
My dog ate some spilled flour on the floor. At first i unfortunately didn't know any better and thought maybe she had a cold. I got an antibiotic for her. I didn't know anything about wtetching vut just figured it out now. She is not doing the wretching except for a few seconds a few times a day. Will she be ok? Oh dear... It happened on Thursday and i thought she had a cold on friday so my vet gave me an rx for her. She wasn't seen at the vets ofc. I was trying to save money due to my recent scoliosis dx on myself. She is sleeping now and i havea vaporizer on her now too.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jessilynn and she is 8 yrs old. Otherwise healthy and great muscle tone. She is a shih tzu. We walk an hour a day and i love her dearly. I made a terrible mistake and didnt think anything horrible when it happened because she has had a fourth piece of toast here and there. She ate perhaps a half a tsp of it fJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jessilynn?Customer: Fyi