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My small dog died a few days ago. im trying to understand

my small dog died a few days ago. im trying to understand why. we found her laying on her side. jaw clenched. one eye shut. mucus covering her nostrils. looked like she had thrown up as well. any ideas what may have caused her to die?

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Dr. Bruce

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I have a german shepherd who is going to be 9 in august who

I have a german shepherd who is going to be 9 in august who has had what we think is idiopathic epilepsy since last july. he is on pheno, on and then off of zonisamide, and is now on pheno + potassium bromide, but is throwing up a lot and has some trouble with his hind end with stairs and walking although not all of the time. He will growl if we try to help him sit or lie down or help him move out of the way. He paces. He has bitten at his leash, and our feet for no reason, 4 times. I have a 21 month old and am just so stressed wondering if this is unsafe for her.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the german shepherd?Customer: My close friends think we are taking unnecessary risk keeping the dog around with a toddler. I am thinking about euthanizing him but our vet made me feel bad for asking about it.

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Dr. Kara

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My pug was 13, about 2 years ago we found out he had severe

Hi, my pug was 13, about 2 years ago we found out he had severe arthritis, an enlarged heart and a collapsing trachea, he was put on med for all this, lasix, steroids and torbutrol for his cough, plus tramadol for pain. About a week ago he slowed down in eating , took him to vet Friday , they have him fluids and a shot of lasix and steriods with amoxicillin, started him on baytril as he was breaking out in severe sores all over, he had a huge lump above his but that the vet said was cancer but didn't know I it was the spreadable kind of not, I had them do blood work as I was worried , it came back that his wbc was through the roof and kidney and liver numbers where also very high. Saturday I took him back so they could give him his lasix and steriod /amox shot again, no fluids this time, Monday came around and I took him back because he wouldn't eat, he would drink some of I brought it to him, he had become incontinent by now and would just may and pee on himslef. Anyways, Monday they have him alot more fluids , he had a huge bump from it afterwards that scare me ,the told me it was normal, that day they aslo have him a shot of lasix and steriods/amox plus a shot of baytril ,because he wouldn't take it at home. 4 hours later he passed away at home. My question is was something done wrong by the vet? Or do you think he heart just gave out? I'm devasted and need some answers, they tell me nothing they did would have caused his death and I want to believe that because they have given him great care, but now I'm blaming myself, maybe I shouldn't have took him in??? I miss him so muchJA: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: No I told the whole story

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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My dog stopped eating dry food 2 weeks back and started to

My dog stopped eating dry food 2 weeks back and started to eat dirt. I couldnt get him to eat dry food at all. In the process he lost a lot of weight. He lost his appetite and was not himself. I started to get worried and switched him to canned food to get him to eat. He ate this right up. A couple of days later his belly swelled up and he is constipated. I have tried milk and pumpkin, hes able to potty a little, but I cant seem to find much around the yard. My husband said its worms. Im not sure what to do. He is an outside farm dog that we inherited from a family member that passed. I am not sure how old he is and I believe he is chow/lab. Hes about 40-50lbs. He will not get in a car. If we try to put him in he disappears and acts out.

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Dr. B.

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My 6.5 lb Maltese ingested marijuana or something similar

My 6.5 lb Maltese ingested marijuana or something similar one week ago. I took him to VET, they sedated him because he was hallucinating, frightened, the seizure. He did not know me. Now that it has been a week of nurturing him, giving him meds, and trying to make him feel safe, he still freaks out and will not bark at all. He eats non stop then poops in random places (firm). I think he is confused. Is this normal for recovery from such a horrific ordeal?

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Dr. B.

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My Dog has been throwing up the past 10 hours. Will not eat.

My Dog has been throwing up the past 10 hours. Will not eat. Throwing up a dark bile after throwing up all food eaten yesterday. Is still drinking and still going outside to urinate. No defecation since yesterday.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: Maxine- 11 years old. Has Cushing's disease for almost a year now and has cataracts and is blind.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maxine-?Customer: Very strong will to live despite the blindness and cushing's. She is not taking any medication.

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He continues to have this coughing/gagging issue. And I'm

He continues to have this coughing/gagging issue. And I'm worried half to death, I've taken him to the vet several times and everything is coming back normal. The only thing different is that we've changed his food about 2 months ago. And he's pawing at his mouth occasionally. Tonight has been the worst in terms of him coughing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Thank you. He's a 14 year old Westie and the vet is amazed with what good shape he is in except for this recent problem.JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: yes i doJA: Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the animal?Customer: he has been on viokase most of his life

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Rebecca

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Unfortunately my parents have been feeding our dog sugar

unfortunately my parents have been feeding our dog sugar cookies and left over food from italian diet which consists of pasta meat tomato sauce. my mother is diabetic 2 open heart surguries and father suffered a stroke. I happen to notice that our dog has a swollen gland in abdomen area I am not an expert however I am vegan and I have nursed one of our cats from a almost death experience with health to reverse her illness using herbs.Our dog is 17 human years old; she has been spade or neuteured (havent researched which one) long ago her urinary is uncontrollable and is walking without balance due to lack of care; over grown nails and lack of daily walks since my parents got sick. What to do? Is there any advice to a holistic approach to help our dog. I am a breast cancer survivor reversing my illness refusing chemo and surgery by the assistance of TCM doctor; became vegetarian, no radiation no pharma drugs.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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My 7 year old boxer refuses to eat and when we forced him to

My 7 year old boxer refuses to eat and when we forced him to eat with a syringe he vomited a few hours later. It has been about 1.5 weeks since he has eaten on his own. His bloodwork at the vet came back normal and they don't know what it could beJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the boxer will be able to digest that. What is the boxer's name?Customer: OnyxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Onyx?Customer: He was completely healthy until last December. He suddenly had a paralysis of his right side. Had a hard time walking and his mouth would hand and eye looked funny. Again the vet had no answers. Since then, his legs and mouth have fully recovered but his right eyelid is still paralyzed

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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