My 14 yo lab seems to have hemorrhoids. My vet has recently
my 14 yo lab seems to have hemorrhoids. My vet has recently put him on Thyroid .8mg (2 a day), Deramaxx 100mg (1/4 tab a day), Denamarin tab (2 a day), and TRP-Snyovial-FLEX. His stool is still a normal consistency, except that now some of it sticks to him skin around the anus and when I clean him, it looks like he has hemorrhoidsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: LabradorJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: yes, my dog (Labrador)JA: How old is Labrador?Customer: almost 14 yoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Labrador?Customer: no that's it
My nephews dog had a scratch on her lower front leg about 5
My nephews dog had a scratch on her lower front leg about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Not bad at first, but she has been licking it aggravating it terriblyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No it started above the first joint, you could see where maybe berry vines scratched or something like that, simple at first. She pit bull you know hardly any hair, sensitive skin. I wasn't around to see how quickly it worsened. He didn't stop her from constantly licking. So a few days ago I got her the plastic collar to stop that. Got Cut-Heal brand medication (I've had great luck with my animals on it) also an aerosol can stuff with lidocaine. She was improving but today he says she much worse her leg is red as is her lips and anal area. A reaction to either med? Or as soon as I left he removed the collar because she looks so miserable? He called for help and admits to having removed it "only 10 minutes ago"JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about for?Customer: Such as?
My fourteen-year-old pitbull Layla was prescribed 75 mg
My fourteen-year-old pitbull Layla was prescribed 75 mg every 24 hours of carprofen 4 arthritis in her spine about a month ago. It helped a lot at first but gradually over that time she seemed less alert and in general not particularly interested in anything. Next about 5 days ago she's started wanting to go out two or three times in the middle of the night to have bowel movements. I call my vet who advised me to give her metronidazole every 12 hours for 3 days to see if that helped. I couldn't tell if she was having diarrhea at that time. But after 2 days she had vomited in her bed and never asked to go out during the night but this morning went out and had diarrhea or at least very loose stools. Vet is out of the office on Wednesdays but receptionist told me it could be the carprofen she is allergic to said to discontinue it and give her just the metronidazole. Layla has taken metronidazole over the years for episodes of diarrhea. Before prescribing the carprofen the vet did a series of blood tests and blood counts and said everything was completely normal. He also tested liver enzymes and said they were completely normal. Do you think the metronidazole will help clear up this bad side effects she got from the carprofen?JA: I'm sure my feels you are doing your best. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did my eat anything unusual?Customer: No she didn't eat anything unusual at all. Also she just holds her head down and generally wants to lay around. Do you think it is the side effects of the carprofen? By the way the mess was only on one blanket but it was everything she ate yesterday evening.JA: I'm sorry that my is feeling poorly. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about my?Customer: She she currently is on enalapril and and takes proviable DC once a day as a probiotic also traits 25 milligram imipramine a day for a nervous condition she has had for years. They metronidazole is 500mg and takes it once every 12 hours as needed for stomach issues.
We have a st bernard, and she is just 1 year old. At about 3
We have a st bernard, and she is just 1 year old. At about 3 months we noticed she was limping on her hind legs often and thought she fell or something. When she seemed to worsent I took her to vet and they did xrays and determines her sockets did not grow correctly to fill the joint, causing her to limp and have trouble getting up. She still moves around, does stairs, is able to get and likes to play and is very social, but the limp and hesitation at times confinues to linger. We give her glucosomine (Spelling) but now sure what other options we should be doing for her. It is so sad that this happened at such an early ageJA: 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: lethargy is not the problem??JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: not at this time
My 7-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog has been diagnosed with
My 7-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog has been diagnosed with OCD (osteochondrosis dissecans) in his left shoulder recently and has a consultation next week with an ortho specialist. He has been prescribed Deramaxx @ 100mg once a day to help with his pain and mobility. This last week he was stepped down to 75mg once a day. Today he is limping his back right leg and either doesn't put much weight on it or lifts it completely. I did a physical exam on his nails, between toes, pads, in between pads, foot, leg, and hip area. No tenderness on palpation or flexion of different areas. His heart rate seems to be around 110-120 and respiratory rate is increased heavily after several minutes and hours of resting.Should I be concerned about anything with his medication or pain level?
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My 9 year old Pomeranian has knee/leg problems and problems
My 9 year old Pomeranian has knee/leg problems and problems getting up off the wood floor. I give him previous when he's in pain. Would like to give the medicine once daily but am nervous because I keep reading bad things about it. Is this medicine dangerous?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: SimbaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Simba?Customer: Sim a is very sensitive to medicine but seems to tolerate previous well but too scared to give to him
How can I trieat abdominal obstruction in my lab at hom, he
how can I trieat abdominal obstruction in my lab at homJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: he is trying to poop but nothing is comming out.. he was overnighting in a dogs hotel and I realized that when he came homeJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: 4 years old simbaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about simba?Customer: no
If my dog has had diarrhea for 2 days, could this cause her
If my dog has had diarrhea for 2 days, could this cause her to hurt and have a hard time walking?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I can't see anything but she holds her back hind foot up and I've had her to the vetJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: CabbyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cabby?Customer: Yes, she ate some ibuprofen over the weekend. She has seen two separate vets, induced vomiting, etc., all lab results look good - still has diarrhea, but neither vet think the limping is from this