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German Shepherd, will be eight years in June. He has been

German Shepherd, will be eight years in June. He has been ignoring food and been quite thirsty. Last night pooped on two rugs. Very loose and shiny and black - appeared to be bloody (used white paper towel to clean up) Urinating everytime he goes out. However, he cannot poop. Appears to be straining to do so. This happened one other time months ago.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the German shepherd's name?Customer: Jake.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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My golden retriever, six years old, was put on prednisone

My golden retriever, six years old, was put on prednisone for 6 days, for a hot spot, this was about two and a half weeks ago. Since then, she has been drinking and urinating excessively, although it has improved...initially she was urinating in the house, and drinking whole bowls of water. At this time, she has to go out about every four to five hours and is not drinking quite as much. I took her to the vet anyway, because she is drinking( relative to pre- prednisone ) a lot . A CBC, SMA and SNAP test were all within normal limits, her urine had no bacteria, WBCs or RBCs and the only positive finding was an extremely low specific gravity. She had also been on kephlex till yesterday. She is completely fine in terms of hr appetite, energy level and seems comfortable . The vet I see thinking in terms of diabetes insipidus, I was wondering if this could be a fall out from the prednisone, since the symptoms began with the meds. My question is what you feel the likelihood of DI is, and wheth r it would be prudent to wait another week or so , checking th specific gravity of a first thing in the morning urine, before putting her on vasopressin.

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My dogs back legs started collapsing in the last two weeks

Hi. My dogs back legs started collapsing in the last two weeks just Randomly his back legs would give way and tonight his legs gave way and hecouldnt get back up. And now he is panting alot and is drinking way too much water.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Well I think there isn't. Cause eventually he managed to get back up and walked in without limpingJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Name is ***** ***** he is about 10 years pinball breedJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: His name is captainJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about captain?Customer: Well he is normally overweight and his right left knee caps pops off quite a bit. But other than that loves to walk quite happy

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My 9 year old Shepherd mix dog has not been eating or

My 9 year old Shepherd mix dog has not been eating or pooping for the last 2-3 days he has a temperature of 102 and he does pee what can I doJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BearJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bear?Customer: He was throwing up some white foam yesterday he does do a lot of drinking and it seems like he's alert and he's awake but he doesn't want to move very much

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Second opinion] - Our 14 yo mini pnscher is panting

Second opinion] - Our 14 yo mini pnscher is panting excessively and has drank a lot of water. what can I do to help him?JA: Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The veterinarian will know what to do.Customer: does giving him baby aspirin help?JA: Have there been any changes in the dog's appearance or diet?Customer: noJA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?Customer: I'm not sure

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Excessive drinking and not much appetite also loss of

excessive drinking and not much appetite also loss of bladder controlJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: 11 year old miniature poodle femaleJA: OK. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The veterinarian will know what to do. What is the miniature poodle's name?Customer: brandyJA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about brandy?Customer: she has been to her vet and they say all her tests are good

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My lovely cockapoo is 14,5 years old. Until about a month

Hi, my lovely cockapoo is 14,5 years old. Until about a month ago he was able to hold his urine until I come home , and I would usually walk him only 3 times per day: before I leave for work, after work and before the bed time. About a month ago, some occasional accidents started. I visited his vet and started calvados for 2 weeks. His urine test came negative though. But now my dear dog has "accidents" almost every day or a couple of times per day. He just was outside for 40 min and came back at 8:00 pm, then he ate a bit, drank, played and suddenly peed right in his bed... Looked like he couldn't hold it anymore at 9:00.He was staying though during the day for 5 hours in his room while we visited some people without any accidents.I am at loss: should I take him out any time he eats/ drinks now?Thanks so much for your help...

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel. He just had full senior

I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel. He just had full senior blood work up in May and everything looked fantastic. He stopped eating all his food right when I feed him (he now picks at it throughout the day) and is drinking and irinating more. He is locking his paws and panting more often. Any idea of what could be going on?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a chihuahua mixed dog who is about 9 years old. He

Hi. I have a chihuahua mixed dog who is about 9 years old. He seems to be drinking an extra amount of water than usual and is peeing an extra amount. I lost my boston terrier a few months ago to diabetes. I'm afraid this is happening now to my chihuahua. Any suggestions?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the diabetes. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your chihuahua?Customer: When I lost my boston terrier, she was too far into the diabetes to be saved. Am I at this point with my baby now?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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