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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

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Had surgery, neutered, had a testicle that never dropped.

Had surgery, neutered, had a testicle that never dropped. The incertion on his belly is oozing puss. Cleaned it up and gave him a antibiotic levofloxacin 500 mg. How often should I give it to him?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tank 10 months and 2 weeksJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tank?Customer: No

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Dr. G.

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Have 5 plus year old pug who is sensitive to the touch --

Have 5 plus year old pug who is sensitive to the touch -- cries out in pain after usually normal touch or approach by other pug in house -- appetite and output ok -- no sign of fever. Intermittent low grunting and sheltering under the couch now. Doesn't want to hop up on couch or bed, his favorite places. Normal on Friday, yesterday low energy, today worse. What should we do? Is this an emergency?

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Dr. G.

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My dog has been recently diagnosed with BPH after receiving

My dog has been recently diagnosed with BPH after receiving X-rays from the vet. Their recommendation is castration to resolve the issue. I'm not entirely convinced he is experiencing the symptoms of BPH other than the fact that his prostate is indeed large. He has been experiencing stomach pains, specifically his stomach is tender to touch in the morning. He has no difficultly passing stool or urinating. He's had a rectal prostate exam recently and did not show any discomfort. Do you know if BPH can solely cause stomach pain and no other symptoms? Is there something else I should try?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I accidentally gave my 80 pound Golden Retriever a second

I accidentally gave my 80 pound Golden Retriever a second dose of 75 mg Deramaxx with his dinner...approx 12 hours after his morning dose.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: He seems fine. He takes a Pepcid with his morning dose, so I gave him a Pepcid tonight tooJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Nowhere yet.JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: NoJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?Customer: YesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: NoJA: OK. No obvious problems there. How is the dog behaving differently?Customer: He seems fine. Is it dangerous to have a second dose of Deramaxx 10-12 hours early? Should I watch out for anything?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I don't think so.JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Buddy is 10 1/2 years old.

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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 14 year old female Bichon has the right back knee

My 14 year old female Bichon has the right back knee dislocated I'm concerned about surgery or are there other optionsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Her attitude is great. Managing liver issues and heart w meds. Her labs r good

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Dr. Altman

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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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About 3 weeks ago she shook her head due to a bacterial

about 3 weeks ago she shook her head due to a bacterial infection, which was treated with an antibiotic which was placed in her earJA: 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: StephanieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Stephanie?Customer: she burst a blood vessel in her ear and one of the ears is very swollen with blood the vet drained it the day we went in but she keeps flapping her ear and it is very 'tight' with blood now

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