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My dog is suddenly deaf. I brought him to see a vet on May

My dog is suddenly deaf. I brought him to see a vet on May 31. The vet said he had anJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?Customer: My lab mix had good hearing when I brought him to a vet on May 31. the vet said he had an ear infection in both ears. He prescribed Posatex in both ears eight drops for 14 days. However, i was religious for a week but began lapsing after that. But the label says only 7 day. Anyhow a couple weeks ago we noticed a change in behavior. He seemed to stare off into space and was hard to wake up. We now have to touch him to get him to wake up. We took him to another vet on June 23, who ordered xrays and labs. I told him that it seemed like Nikki couldn't hear, but that was only one of about six symptoms. He didn't check his ears. He left me a voice mail that he wants to treat my dog with pain medicine for arthritis. I can't see him again until July 7!!!! I forgot to mention my dog is 12. With the benefit of hindsight, I realized that putting Posatex in his ears must have cost him his hearing. I haven't given him the stuff for two weeks, and his hearing hasn't come back. How should his hearing be tested to see if it is permanent or reversible?JA: There are all sorts of infestations your 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: Nikki.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nikki?Customer: Even though he just turned 12, he had excellent hearing a few weeks ago. He sleeps in the same room with me and my husband. When my husband was asleep, I could whisper pssssssss to Nikki. That would wake him up because he knew it meant food and he would come. Now he is profoundly deaf.

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Rebecca

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My 14 yr old Min Poodle started walking only in circles to

My 14 yr old Min Poodle started walking only in circles to the left 2 days ago -- when I take him out he walks straight but in the house in his bed, crate food area, he is either lying down or circlingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: yes, his feet are fine, I suspect it is his ear. His right ear canal is blocked due to a large cyst -- my vet says he won't survive the surgery due to his age and the fact that he has been on insulin 2x/day for 3 yrs, pretty much blind and nearly deaf. He eats with gusto and still loves to be petted and massaged -- I see the hand-writing on the wall but want to give him every chance for good days as long as I can . . .JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the poodle's name?Customer: BeauJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Beau?Customer: the diabetes started the summer of 2014

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Dr. Altman

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My 14 1/2 australian shepherd has had an unproductive cough

My 14 1/2 australian shepherd has had an unproductive cough for many years. He also has a heart murmer. Neither of these conditions interfered with his life as an active agility dog. Retired and happy he exercises only when and how he wishes. Recently his cough got worse. Was diagnosed after xray as having congestivr heart failure. He was given Furosemide Enapril and Vetmedin. It worked for first week and he was improving. On second week he became slightly withdrawn and stressed and coughed more after he got his meds. An echo cardio showed no longer has fluid in there but heart murmer is worse. My question is: when reading effectiveness info it indicates the study compared two treatments. One group was given enalapril maleate and the other group was given vetmedin. Why on earth would the vet heart experts be telling me to give my dogs both at once if they apparently thought it was an either one or the other trial?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: SashaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sasha?Customer: He went deaf three years ago ut

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My little Norwich Terrier who is a very fit and healthy 12

My little Norwich Terrier who is a very fit and healthy 12 year old.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the terrier?Customer: He had an ear infection and was prescribed Easotic. suddenly out of the blue he has gone completely deaf, and is so distressed and disorientated.JA: There are all sorts of infestations the terrier 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 terrier's name?Customer: FreddieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Freddie?Customer: He is very fit and is eating ok, but is drinking lots of water and over a couple of nights when I was out of the house he had done a couple of wee's on the kitchen floor, which I think upset him.

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Dr. B.

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35,594 satisfied customers
My dog has been throwing up and won't eat is there something

My dog has been throwing up and won't eat is there something I give her to make her betterJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Not that I know but we are in a new homeJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bleu she is five I have two other dogs as well and they haven't been sickJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bleu?Customer: She is a deaf albino Australian Shepherd

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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I believe my dog was bitten either by ants or a bee. His paw

I believe my dog was bitten either by ants or a bee. His paw is swollen and tender. I gave him doggie allergy medicine. Can I also give him doggie aspirin for the pain? He weighs around 40 lbsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your dog bleeding a lot?Customer: No blood at allJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's 3JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kujo?Customer: Not that I think it makes a difference but he's deaf

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

35,594 satisfied customers
My 15 year old Russel has been on Anipril 5mg once daily for

My 15 year old Jack Russel has been on Anipril 5mg once daily for 2 mos without any improvement to his senility. What is the procedure for discontinuing the drug.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with Russel?Customer: Can you see what I wrote?JA: Where does Russel seem to hurt?Customer: Is this a program?JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: How to discontinue Anipryl.JA: Is Russel eating normally?Customer: yesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is Russel having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: noJA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is Russel behaving differently?Customer: He is senileJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Russel?Customer: He is deaf.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 13 year old dog with CHF is coughing quite a bit today.

My 13 year old dog with CHF is coughing quite a bit today. He is on his meds but he is coughing, then stops, then starts and stops. He doesn't seem bothered by it. He hurt his neck a couple of weeks ago and is still on an anti inflammatory.

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Rebecca

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Doctoral Degree

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How much mineral oil do I give my little dog. 20 pounds,

How much mineral oil do I give my little dog. 20 pounds, bowel sounds sluggish. Did not poop today or yesterday.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 and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** is 6 years old, deaf and crosseyed. He's a double dappleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zak?Customer: He goes outside and turns like he is going to poop but doesn't.

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Sean Egan

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