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My 16 year old shih-tzu started coughing about 3 months ago.

my 16 year old shih-tzu started coughing about 3 months ago. I took her to the vet and she is diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She is taking 3 1/2 mil. of enalapril daily. She is 15 lbs. Is there anything else I can do. She eats and drinks fine and never makes mistakes.

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Dr. B.

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My Rosie is 15 yrs old and I've had her since she was 4 1/2

My Rosie is 15 yrs old and I've had her since she was 4 1/2 weeks old. She is blind in one eye and she doesn't hear very well. Lately she has been acting weird at times. She walks back wards in circles, shakes, and seems very disoriented. this usually lasts a few minutes to 15 or 20 minutes. I'm very worried about her. Today its lasting longer than usual. What can I do for her?

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Pet Doc

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I have a paid subscription here and have a question about a

i have a paid subscription here and have a question about a 16 y.o. dog possibly having focal seizure - he's had shakiness and jaw chattering. should he be brought in for emergency clinic now or can it wait till his regular vet opens in 3 hours?

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Dr. B.

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He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of

He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of weight, losing his hair around his face. whilst he has become a bit fussy in what he eats, he is eating and drinking.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: JackJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jack?Customer: his stool is very soft he goes every few hours

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Dr. Peter

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She is twitching on one side of her face, as if sh has

She is twitching on one side of her face, as if sh has something in her eye. She has twitched very occasionally like this in the past month or two, but today she is doing it far more often. I think she may have lost her eyesight in that eye as she can't seem to focus on food if I hold it in front of that one eye. She is a 12 year old pug and has always had dry eye. Her only health problem is a number that's not in the normal range on her liver function and she's supposed to be taking one Demamarin tablet daily, which I started this week—about the same time as these symptoms escalated, so I'm wondering if that pill could that have a side effect that is causing her current problems Her behavior is suddenly changed as well. Her tail is straight at all times and she is avoiding us and just sitting by the back door and doesn't want to be touched. She had a check-up about three weeks ago and was in great shape except for the liver function number which the vet didn't like, though it was not an emergency.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Grace.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Grace?Customer: She's deaf, though that doesn't seem to be bothering her.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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I am aware that there are numerous health issued related to

Hello,I am aware that there are numerous health issued related to my 16 yr old Shih-Tzu, Peanut (male). He wasn't mine all his life but I've grown a connection to him that he doesn't have with anyone else. He is quite aggressive (even with me sometimes, difficult to manage his health) I am not sure of his exact conditions, I know he possibly may have arthritis and glaucoma in both eyes one more severe than the other. However, my specific issue is a greenish pus that covers his eyeball and then turns into this hard foul smelling crust that he refuses to let me cut off or remove. I get him groomed by this one lady who can handle him, very often just to have her shave the gunk off. Vet visits are quite expensive and my parents refuse to help with the vet bills because to them his age isn't worth the expense and I cannot afford the bills on my own. I have considered putting him down but he still has so much spunk and love in him that I'd prefer to give him treatments first and see if they help, if not, unfortunately I may put him down if I have the guts. Any recommendation on any supplements/home remedies I can give him without going to a vet? If you need more details I'd be happy to share more and include pictures if possible. Thank you so much for any help.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I have a chocalete lab she is about 14.5 years old she just

Hi I have a chocalete lab she is about 14.5 years old she just had a seizure about 40 minutes ago this is her 2nd one in the last 4 months this one lasted a little more then 20min. Now all she will do is pace around the living room and fall down we have you confined in a small area so she won't hurt herself but she keeps falling we are trying to get her to settle down is this normal? ThanksJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: AbbyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?Customer: She is taking deramaxx which she started last week

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Dr. Bruce

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My 12 year old dog had a sudden loss of most of her hearing

My 12 year old dog had a sudden loss of most of her hearing about 2 months ago. Vet, new vet, examined ears and said she looks fine, that's it's just aging. Since she has long floppy ears, she has had recurrent ear infections throughout her life. Is there any point in trying antibiotics?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: Mojo. She's in good healthalthough last year she had surgeries to remove squamous cell carcinoma on her tongue. Vets even mistake her demeanor and bloodwork for that of a younger dog. She may be a llapsa poo.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mojo?Customer: Bad cataracts. She's outside a lot. She eats quality kibble. She's on thyroid meds , plus Deramaxx to discourage cancer regrowth.

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He has been off colour for a while, he has always had

Hello, he has been off colour for a while, he has always had tremondous stamina but 3 weeks ago appeared listless and recovered.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: Thursday he collapsed like a baby deer trying to stand , he could not or would not move, he tried to stand but his legs buckled underneath him, his tongue was white and cols his gums pale, I took him to an emergency vet where they said he was anaemic and kept him over night, his temperature was low and bone marrow low?? in the morning his blood count had risen to 20/40 and they sent him home saying they would need to do further testsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: So today I took him to the vets where they took more blood and a test called Cooms or something BUT he has just gone done again and I am so scared, I love my dog and so want to hel him, so far it has cost just under a £1000 and I feel helpless He is not eating or drinking , at the moment he ate at 5pm yesterday and drank about 11pm yesterday, he passed a stool at 1pm today

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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