My dog laying on it's side. He is having convulsions (body
My dog laying on it's side. He is having convulsions (body shakes and jerks). And he is throwing-up white foamy clear liquid (saliva?). We have seen this twice before and thought he would die. First time was about three months ago. Second time about a month ago. He stumbled around for couple of hours and recovered both times.Today we found him laying on his side. White fo***** *****quid around his mouth and ground.He did not survive in this episode. We are thinking poisoning was the reason for his demise.He did not show any signs of aggression. Always very playful and friendly. He had his shots so we don't believe it was rabies.We will dearly miss NAPOLEON. I never cry...I don't know how much longer this will be true.
Small Animal Veterinarian
My 11 year old dachshund has recently become paralyzed in
my 11 year old dachshund has recently become paralyzed in his hind quarters. He was eating and driniking fine until recently. He's refusing to eat/drink. Started on Wed evening. Not sure what is going on? We've been expressing his bladder along with the vet and I took him to emergency last night where they inserted fluid in his back to keep him hydrated. What else can I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: MaxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: That is really it. He was healthy otherwise until this happened. Ate and drank anything I've cooked chicken for him, offered his his fav treat, cheese and he turns up his nose.
I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of
I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of ther time. The vet has run many different tests and can not find any thing wrong. She does have anxiety issues but only with thunderstorms and guns. I am really concerned that nothing seems to help. Any suggestions? I am affraid she is going to pant herself to deathJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I do give her Novox for hip dysplaysia and 2 mg alprazolam before a storm comes ( which doesnt work till the storm is over)
Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and
Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and this morning he has bloody drool and is tilting his head and opening his mouth. It's very sore but I can't see anything in there. Cane Corse/bullmastiff, 1 1/2 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name?Customer: DieselJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diesel?Customer: No he's been fine up until this. He is fed Purina One with a bit of canned food with no prior problems.
Our mix breed lab has been diagnosed with a cancerous mass
Our mix breed lab has been diagnosed with a cancerous mass cell tumor. The growth is located on his snout, just above his nose. Our vet said it's not operable because of the location. We have decided not to treat it with radidation or other treatments because he is over 11 years old and we don't want to put him through it. The actual growth came up last fall. I was wondering what we should be looking for in regards ***** ***** and symptoms and what type of time he might have left. We don't want him to be in pain. Thank you.
5 week old puppy has swollen lips and lymph nodes... Took
5 week old puppy has swollen lips and lymph nodes... Took her once to the vet because her eyes were matted shut vet said she had cellulitis?? Have her eye drops.... I'm scared now... And is she contagious to the rest of the litter
My friend's dog suddenly died a few days ago. He was
My friend's dog suddenly died a few days ago. He was sleeping in the bed and fell out onto the carpet. This is the not the first time he's fallen out of the bed, but it was the first time he failed to get back on his legs. She immediately ran to him. He was gasping for air and he died moments later. She did not order the autopsy so we don't know the exact cause of death. He was 13 year old Papillon who was having some issues, but nothing that suggested there was anything majorly wrong. Over the past year, he was losing his sight and hearing. He didn't want to walk as much, which we didn't know if that was due to the heat or pain in his legs. He was being treated for hypothyroidism but nothing else. He would sleep more during the day and not wake up when someone came to the door. Most of the time, we'd have to gently wake him up. He was urinating much more frequently and would sometimes act disoriented, as if he was looking for us but didn't know where were. We assumed that was because his eye sight was failing. A few weeks ago, he experienced muscle spasms which the vet had described as idiopathic vestibular disease. But after a days, he had no more spasms. Since then, he would stumble trying to stand up as if he couldn't get his legs to straighten up. But he never exhibited signs that he was in any kind of severe pain. Based on this information, do you have any thoughts on what might have caused him to die so suddenly. Should we have ordered an autopsy and is it too late to do so now? He was sent to the funeral home for cremation, but we won't get him back until Thursday. I'm just afraid the autopsy will reveal that the fall killed the dog and I don't my friend to feel responsible.
Veterinarian, Medical Director
My wife and I are caring for a 16 yo miniature schnauzer who
Hello - My wife and I are caring for a 16 yo miniature schnauzer who has been healthy - about 3 months ago she exhibited a seizure - leg movements while on her side with barking - I have used Calm from a local store and I purchased an anti-leptic on line that is homeopathic. She continues now about nightly - I am very very reluctant to get phenobarbital or bromide - did that for another old schnauzer in the year 2000 and it was not a good experience. What can we do - our goal is comfort, peace, calm, and we do not want to put her down - we don't believe that way - thanks