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We have lost all our hopes, but here is a situation in short

Hi, we have lost all our hopes, but here is a situation in short - we got a German shepherd puppy (now 3 months old) on April 6th. Few day later we get him to a veterinarian for a second shot and she gave him also Advantix on three places along his back. After 24 hours he begun to have strikes with shaking, circling around like a mad, loosing idea of space around him... so we took him to another vet and they gave him infusion to clean this advantix out of him. He take it for 4 days, and after that he begun to act normally, but in very small steps. We thought that he is afraid because of all this stress, and not knowing us so good also. And he was eating and drinking water, having his medication and it seems it will be ok. But then, a week ago he started with those strikes again, shaking all the time, for example, he haven't sleep more than ten minutes in a row for last three nights. all he had slept was yesterday at the vet for a half an hour after infusion and shots for relaxing. On Saturday afternoon he stopped to drink water, and urinate, and no feces except during spasms. Sorry for taking me so long, I'm from Croatia, so I try to translate all this medical things in English, as it is not my native languageJA: 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: Dog name is ***** ***** Veterinarian don't know what to do. we had no similar experince beforeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ben?Customer: we just got puppy, so we also don't know if there is an problem before that. he was acting little bit fearful when we got him, but we thought that it is because he just arrived

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 9 week old Shiba inu. He has been given parvovirus

I have a 9 week old Shiba inu. He has been given parvovirus and distemper vaccines by the breeder. He is very active and does not stumble. But only when he lays down, his body body shakes and from What I can tell he breathes rapidly while having these moments laying down. He doesn't seems to be in pain since he is not whimpering. I took him to the vet and she believes he has tremors. His blood test came out fine and the vet recommended seeing a neurologist. Please help

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Dr. John

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have an almost 3 week old puppy given to me by my brother

I have an almost 3 week old puppy given to me by my brother to care for as his mama was rejecting him. He was born large but never grew. He tries to nurse furiously but after a short period his neck stiffens and he pulls his head into his chest and it appears like anaphylactic shock, his neck swells and his mouth open and he appears to struggle to breath. This passes after a few seconds and then he tries to nurse again but it keeps happeningJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: UlyssesJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ulysses?Customer: Yes. We separated him from the mom because she was refusing to care for him. I began giving him straight goat's milk for 4 days which he had no issues with. I then found a recipe to add Karo syrup egg yolk and full fat yogurt bc goat's milk isn't enough by itself. He seemed to tolerate it ok the first couple of feedings but by the 3rd he was choking/throat swelling again. So then I gave him plain goAts milk again and he was fine. I started giving him the ingredients one by one. Eggs and yogurt seemed ok. I put a dollop of Karo syrup on his tongue and he immediately started his reaction. I wiped it out of his mouth and he stopped. I thought he had a corn allergy so I made the formula again without corn but by the 2nd feeding he was doing it again. I thought maybe I didn't clean my blender well enough from when I made it with Karo syrup so I hand mixed a new batch with the same results. I have no idea what's wrong.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 10 weeks puppy. A few minutes ago he popped and on

Hello,JA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: I have a 10 weeks puppy . A few minutes ago he popped and on his poop there was a little bit of blood. His poop wasn't quite diarrhea but it was soft and also a few min before popping he threw up a clear sticky liquid. He is up to date on his shots but he only has what a 10 week old puppy should have. Should I be concerned. Other than that he's very active eating and playing like alwaysJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No just his dog food .as far as I'm trackingJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: No. He's very healthy and active

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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I have a chihuahua Maltese mix, she won't eat her food, same

I have a chihuahua Maltese mix, she won't eat her food, same brand as usual but she'll only nibble it at best but will beg for human food & eat her treats normally. Her stool has been very hard consistently & dark off and on for about a month now, but oddly sometimes it's white as bird poop. Her pooping has decreased by about half today so I know she hasn't been eating much. Starting to worry :(JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is Maltese?Customer: 6monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maltese?Customer: She was cleared for worms about 2-3 months ago & I gave her the anti worm medication thats said to last a year. She was also cleared for canine distemper a few months ago after I saw she threw up & brought her in. She threw up few days ago not again since to my knowledge. Allergic to chicken, possibly wheat/ gluten. Sometimes it sounds like she throws up in her mouth & swallow it. She's been like that since I 1st got her when she was 7weeks so I think it may be a food allergy. She doesn't do it as much since I cut chicken out her diet.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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I just have questions about puppies I'm taking care of, Okay

Hi I just have questions about puppies I'm taking care ofJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with I'm?Customer: Okay um well the puppies were born about a mo th ago and we live in a small town and we don't have a local vetJA: Where does I'm seem to hurt?Customer: One the locals put down the mother cause she was sick or something she had stuff coming out of her mouth and she was so skinny and i think she feed the puppies because they were living under the shedJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about I'm?Customer: And we already lost 2 puppies I think they were to weak and we don't have access to milk replacer

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Sean Egan

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I wish to know if my fourteen year old dog who is showing

I wish to know if my fourteen year old dog who is showing her age, should continue getting her yearly immunization shots?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: Just that she is almost fifteen years old in a couple of months and she always got her yearly shots ex(her booster shot and others). She has a bad stomach which as resulted in an ulcer and she is taking Ranitidine(for Humans) and she has a heart murmur caused by water accumulation around her heart.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: TammyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tammy?Customer: Tammy was on Deramaxx (Deracoxib) 25mg for almost two years for arthritis but the vet took her of because of the ulcer.

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Dr. Altman

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Doctoral Degree

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I have a nine-year-old Siberian husky male dog Who was

I have a nine-year-old Siberian husky male dog Who was recently diagnosed with hyperparathyroid disorder. I think at his age he should not be getting yearly shots and so I got his blood tittered to see if he still had antibodies for rabies vaccine, parvo and distemper. He was good with distemper, but my vet said he was low on anti-bodies for parvovirus and the results just came back in for the rabies and my vet gave me a certified pass saying that he should not get the rabies shot because he was diagnosed with hyperparathyroid. I know the rabies shot is one of the most important vaccines and is mandatory but I do not believe in over vaccinating dogs. I told my vet that I don't think I should give him the Parvovirus because normally puppies get parvo and he is already nine.I guess where I'm getting at is should I or should I not vaccinate my dog for the rabies shot because of his recent diagnosis?And before I take other drastic measures like surgery for him should I retest his hyper parathyroid?I just want to do the right thing I love him so much! Any advice would help thank you!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I took my Siberian Husky to a veterenarian on Saturday

I took my Siberian Husky to a veterenarian on Saturday morning after a Friday night of listening to him whine loudly as if he were in constant pain. He seemed to have possibly lost some weight recently as well. The vet checked him over and said his paws looked a little rough, that he had a slight temperature, he did seem to be in discomfort and that because I got him off Craig's list, he might have distemper. She ordered tests and prescribed a antibiotic. That night he seemed to get worse. He developed a bright red rash on his belly, paws and nose, seemed confused at times and would not stop whining unless I held him like a baby.Early the next morning (3 a.m.) he began to seemed to get better. Now, two days later he is completely back to himself.My question to you is twofold:1) We are about to leave for a vacation (the dog will still be with my daughter, her owner). When it looked like he was going from bad to worse we had determined to cancel our vacation. Now, we're beginning to think he's out of the woods. My vet has not returned my call but I do know that the blood tests have not come back yet and are not expected for 3 days.2) We have two dogs. They are inseparable but we have had to keep them away from each other since the vet visit. With the puppy's seemingly complete reversal, can we let them be together again. They are miserable without each other.I recognize that you cannot diagnose without seeing the puppy first, or be certain about anything...however, I'd appreciate your comments on what you would do if you were me...

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Dr B

DVM

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