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Will you please forward this to Dr. Salkin?! I had a
Will you please forward this to Dr. Michael Salkin?Hey Dr. Michael!I had a question for you. On the way home last night a little border collie actually was running in the road close to an intersection so I slowed way down. She actually ran up to the side of my car and started scratching on the side.I came to a stop and she came running up to the driver's side door and as I opened up the door she just jumpedinto the car. I couldn't read her tag so I brought her home.She was so underweight that you could feel every bone in her body. You can feel every bump of every vertebrae in her spin and all the bumps in her tail bones where they meet her spine. She had bumps where all her ribs are and very drawn upin her abdomen in back of her ribs. Her hair was very long and matted quite a bit and had bits of debris in her hair.I got some food for her and she just wolfed it down as if she hadn't eaten for weeks.After cleaning off the tag on her collar I got an address and a phone number. No one answered the phone number but they responded to a text. They were about 40 minutes away and had gone out to a movie.I kept her until they got home. They mentioned that they would have to figure out how she had gotten out and that she had been afraid because of the random fireworks going on here.I asked whether she had been lost for quite some time and they said no.So not only do they leave outside when fireworks are going on and she's terrified but she's like a bag of bones and skin and hair.It's just horrible the way she's being taken care of. There are only two people at the animal shelter here who are already overworked. They live about 8 houses away from me. It's just really bothering me terribly about what to do for thispoor little dog that is being so mistreated. She probably doesn't even weigh 10 lbs but she stands about two feet tall.I was afraid to pick her up because I was afraid I would hurt her with as thin as she is.I was afraid to give her a bath because of how thin she was.I know this isn't exactly in your field but I am just looking for any ideas of what I might be able to do.I understand if you don't have any suggestions but I thought I'd try.Alette
My shi tzu was diagnosed with congestive heart disease
My shi tzu was diagnosed with congestive heart disease several months ago and takes a heart and water pill everyday. He didn't seem like himself yesterday or today. Late this afternoon he collapsed and had very irregular, heavy breathing. This has continued all evening. He sits and seems to fall asleep and then falls over. He will only sleep and be still unless I'm holding him.now when he walks more than a few feet he collapses. What do I do?
My adult male Irish setter mix has a raw very swollen
My adult male Irish setter mix has a raw very swollen throat. Very large hairless red bulge like a large boil above his collar. We just noticed it today and he is beside himself, agitated and rolling on the ground to try to scratch it. He had his last rabies shot two years ago and we live in the country.
My dog (a mini Australian labradoodle) had diarrhea days.
My dog (a mini Australian labradoodle) had diarrhea for 3 days. Then on the fourth day he vomitted all his food and then some. The X-rays showed gas pockets in his intestine but they couldn't tell whether it was an obstruction. We took him to the animal hospital and they gave us bland food and an antacid shot, as well as an anti dhaiuretic pill. That was 24 hours ago. Yesterday he didn't poop again and last night he vomitted several times again.Do we need to take him in to another animal hospital today or can he wait 24 hours to see his usual vet? Could it just be that the treatment needs more time?Thanks
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I have a two-part question about my 4 and a half year old
Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have a two-part question about my 4 and a half year old Pomchi, Penny. 8 days ago she vomited while sleeping in our bed while laying on her side from being dizzy because she has a vestibular disorder. She does not chew her food too well, so the wet food she eats is chunky andthe vomit contained a lot of chunks in it. I am pretty certain Beyond Reasonable Doubt that some of this material is still remaining up in her nasal passages. Not enough to completely block her breathing but she does continuously try to clear her nose. We have taken her to our vet which extacted a bugger , and give her a shot of convinia 5 days ago after a mucousy discharge started to come out. Then 2 days ago , we stepped it up a notch and took her to a local 24hr specialty vet which put her on azithromax. That was 48 hours ago and she is still showing discharge. What would you suggest doing?
I gave a 2 1/2 month old puppy Safe-guard dewormer yesterday
I gave a 2 1/2 month old puppy Safe-guard dewormer yesterday and now he is vomiting plus has blood coming from rectum and very weak. I went to the store to get some Pedialyte and when I cam back the bleeding is worse, he was drinking a lot of water today but now will not drink and has not are all day.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No just the dog food yesterday that I put the dewormer on, he was fine until this morningJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: PepperJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Pepper?Customer: I have not given shots yet but that's all I can think ofJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
My dogs just ate a big box of fudge' Buddy who is 6 and the
My dogs just ate a big box of fudge'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: Buddy who is 6 and the other one is Bella who is a puppy (6 months old?)JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: They are acting okay. We just got home and the box of fudge was empty and on the floor. It had been full.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
My almost 14-yr-old, 18-lb bichon frise ate approx 5 ozView more dog veterinary questions
My almost 14-yr-old, 18-lb bichon frise ate approx 5 oz (???) --1/3to half of a bag of Enjoy Life allwrgen free semisweet miniature chocolate chips about half an hour or so ago--not absolutely positive about thetimeJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BlueJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blue?Customer: Well, he got into an organic dark choc bar this past Christmas and had to be treated at the closest pet emergency hospital, about 30 minutes away.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.