We have lost all our hopes, but here is a situation in short
Hi, we have lost all our hopes, but here is a situation in short - we got a German shepherd puppy (now 3 months old) on April 6th. Few day later we get him to a veterinarian for a second shot and she gave him also Advantix on three places along his back. After 24 hours he begun to have strikes with shaking, circling around like a mad, loosing idea of space around him... so we took him to another vet and they gave him infusion to clean this advantix out of him. He take it for 4 days, and after that he begun to act normally, but in very small steps. We thought that he is afraid because of all this stress, and not knowing us so good also. And he was eating and drinking water, having his medication and it seems it will be ok. But then, a week ago he started with those strikes again, shaking all the time, for example, he haven't sleep more than ten minutes in a row for last three nights. all he had slept was yesterday at the vet for a half an hour after infusion and shots for relaxing. On Saturday afternoon he stopped to drink water, and urinate, and no feces except during spasms. Sorry for taking me so long, I'm from Croatia, so I try to translate all this medical things in English, as it is not my native languageJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: Dog name is ***** ***** Veterinarian don't know what to do. we had no similar experince beforeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ben?Customer: we just got puppy, so we also don't know if there is an problem before that. he was acting little bit fearful when we got him, but we thought that it is because he just arrived
Harley 9 year old gsd, slowed in eating, slight cough, lays
Harley 9 year old white gsd, slowed in eating, slight cough, lays down, acts disoriented, a little wobbly when she walks, eats pureed chicken and rice ok, drinks water ok, goes potty, but has no bm in few days- vet came yesterday gave penicillin shot, 10 days of clindamycin, thinks some type of oral infection, bleeding gums, lot of salivaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: HarleyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?Customer: no
DR. DEB ONLY ONLY ONLY…THANK YOU Deb, It has been awhile and
DR. DEB ONLY ONLY ONLY…THANK YOUHello Dr. Deb,It has been awhile and I hope all is well. How are your 4-dogs doing? I believe Meara had some health problems. I was thinking about saying hello about a week ago…and finally found a reason to write to you.Amy just turned 5 and is doing well.I brush her teeth every day and she still builds up tartar every 6 months. I do the scaling myself and this time I started to notice bad breath. Once I did the scaling her bad breath went away. I usually scrap about ¼ of an inch above the gum line. The scaling session will take about 1-hour. This time I noticed some bleeding along one side of the gum line on 2 teeth...the bleeding stopped really quickly. 90 percent of her gums are pink.I noticed there is a slight redness right above the gum line 24 hours after the scaling. This is either a result of the scraping the tartar or the beginning of Gingivitis.1. Will Gingivitis just go away if I just brush her teeth twice a day and do the scaling every 3 months instead of every 6 months?2. I found two topical products on line the first is gingivitis (Natural) by homeoanimal.com. which Ingredients are Belladonna, Mercurius Solubilis, Carbo Veg. Kreosotum. and the second is Healthy Gum at Petwellbeing.com. Look at their web site for the Ingredients…there is many ingredients. Does these topical work for gingivitis?3. I just took Amy to the Vet. for her yearly shots and pointed out the red gums on one side. She stated it could be as a result of the scraping or gingivitis. She prescribed antibiotic Cindamycin 150mg capsule to be given twice a day. Than follow-up with Proviable DC Capsules strength…which is because 4 year ago she had some soft stool issues. I ask the Dr. from a range of 1 (being good) through 10 (Bad) what does her teeth look like…she stated a 1. Therefore if this is gingivitis it is minor. My question to you is if this gingivitis, is this like an infection and will not go away on its own…than I should use the Antibiotic??? or should I use the Topical? Can her immune system make the gingivitis go away?4. What are the side effects of Cindamycin 150mg…?5. Can the Cindamycin 150 mg cause diarrhea?6. When people get gingivitis they get their teeth scraped and a solution is apply under the gums…can this solution be applied under the gums by a Vet…or does the dog need to be on anesthesia?7. I have other questions which I will ask during this meeting…Thank You,John
My dog ate one 324mg iron supplement she 55 lbs. Dashlyn 5
My dog ate one 324mg iron supplement she 55 lbs.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: Dashlyn 5 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dashlyn?Customer: She is currently taking some other medications clindamycin
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
My dog is bleeding a bit from his anus? whts the reason what
Sir my dog is bleeding a bit from his anus ? whts the reason what medicine sud i give ?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: Sir the vet will be available in the morning till then may be i should give him some medicine just like first aid ?
Small animal practicioner
Our almost 11 year old pug will not eat. He had blood work
Our almost 11 year old pug will not eat. He had blood work done and was treated for a digestive infection. He started eating again, but very little and stopped again. He was then sedated and had 3 teeth extracted. It's been 7 days post surgery and he just stares at his food bowl (two hours yesterday). I have to force feed him and at times he would take bits of chicken, but now he sniffs and just stares. He is getting weaker and we are concerned. It seems the vet is puzzled as well.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. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: His blood work did not show anything alarming. He was active and ate fine prior to all of this. It first began after routine vaccines.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
My 9 lb cairn terrier just ate double the dose of
My 9 lb cairn terrier just ate double the dose of clindamycin prescribed. The prescribed dose is 150 mg, twice a day. She ate two capsules, so received 300 mg all at once. What should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the cairn terrier will be able to digest that. What is the cairn terrier's name?Customer: ZoeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zoe?Customer: She is 8 years old. I also gave her her heart worm medicine and her NextGard flea medication.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
My almost 12 yr old golden is panting like she can't breathe
My almost 12 yr old golden is panting like she can't breathe and circling almost 24 hours. She barely sleeps, her thigh back leg she won't outnroessure in. She also walks and hits the wall and falls down, she can't defamation without me holding he up as she collapses. Vet said 3 weeks ago vestibular disease but she is getting worse.. just don't want her in pain and she seems to be struggling worse every day. She did have a tilted head but that seems to have gone away.. she hasn't barked or whined in over 3 weeks...JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she has been to vet twice and they said vestibular at first then 2 weeks later said maybe brain tumor and gave her Ned's to help with neurologic issues but those pills don't seem to helpJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Roxy?Customer: She is eating and Dom ghernbusiness but just needs help holding up her up so she doesn't fall
The vet at the teaching hospital in town has my 34 pound, 4
The vet at the teaching hospital in town has my 34 pound, 4 year old dog on 15 mg of prednisone every 12 hours as long-term treatment for a grand mal seizure my dog had 2+ weeks ago. They ruled out a bacterial infection as cause via blood work.we could not afford a MRI so did not pursue that diagnostic. My dog only had this one seizure. I have read some frightening potential side effects of prednisone and wonder if there is any chance my dog could be weaned off the prednisone after a period of time. My vet said we should check back with her in a year to re-evaluate. Does this seem a reasonable plan in your opinion? My dog acts virtually normal in some situations, e.g., chasing after a squirrel, with alert demeanor, tail fully up and animated. At other times, e.g., when standing relaxed, her tail will droop - unlike that of her brother's from the same litter. She seems to be tolerating the prednisone okay, but I wonder how much of the slightly less bright personality could be caused by the prednisone itself...vs whatever underlying problem there may be that caused her to seize in the first place. Your perspective is appreciated. Thank you. Kimball.JA: I'm sorry that only is feeling poorly. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about only?Customer: the seizure was preceded by a general malaise, and overall weakness. In fact I took her to my regular vet prior to the seizure no knowing what could be wrong...X-ray and initial blood work was negative. She had the seizure shortly after returning home and prior to rushing her to the teaching hospital after she had the seizure.