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We have been struggling with a few bouta of diarrhea with

We have been struggling with a few bouta of diarrhea with both our dogs recently. One had it about 3 weeks ago and got over it. The next had it about 2 weeks ago and I had to take her in to the vet. She was given Metronidazole 250mg tablet giving half a tab every 12 hours for 8 days. Her stoolseemed to harden for the last few days but than she had two looser stools somewhatlike ice cream like...eww and greenish. Finally it seemed to get better but both were displaying sneezing more often and backwards kind of coughing and hacking. Once the medicine was over she was better for a day or two and than the diarrhea started up again along with our other dog again. We were still giving them chicken and rice and no new food had been added. We took them back to the vet on Wednesday and they did all blood work and full fecal exams and everything came back normal. They were both prescribed the metronidazole and put of royal canine food. Stools are back to normal in our male dog but still a little mushy and green in our female dog! They are still sneezing here and there and have some eye boogers as well. What else could be going on should we be worried about distemper even if they are vaccinated?

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Dr. G.

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We

We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We need to know when she can be distemper vacinated? She has siblings that were swab tested (nasal and inside eyelid). Two were negative and one positive. Is this an acurate test? Can they be vaccinated? Should all these dogs still be quarantined?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Read the previous textJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Are you even reading what I typed? No one is hurt.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: That's it. They all appear in good health even one testing positive after exposure same as sister.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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A question only for Dr. Salkin,.... (Sorry Dr. I don´t know

A question only for Dr. Michael Salkin,.... (Sorry Dr. I don´t know why the system does not let me send you the question at this time ill open a new one in a couple of hours.)Hello Dr. Salkin good morning sorry for bothering, today Houdini woke up a bit more lethargic than usual, he walks slowly, was not anxious to eat like always, although he ate and has been walking very slowly up and down the stairs. Yesterday our grass was cut and in the balcony they put some mild insect (gallina ciega) poison, but not where the dogs can reach, I do not know what Houdini has, he seems a bit sad, and a bit lethargic. We will be taking him to the vet later today (when i get my food break from work but I am worried it might be something urgent. He does not have diarreah, he is not vomiting nor drewling, he is not showing pain symptoms (touched his tummy and legs) of course i do not know what to look for. His leg injury is doing (the licking one) is much better so we are confused.. Can you help us a bit on the insight? What could it be?cheersIvanMy fiancee is taking Hou to the vet hope its nothing serious =(

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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She got hold of a oppsum. She killed it, No blood but

She got hold of a oppsum. She killed itJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: No blood but swelling around mouth and drollingJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Freeda age 7 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Freeda?Customer: She is up to date on all shots. She is a whippit Sheppard mtx

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit

Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit shallow.Swollen pouches under eyes. This has been for last 10 weeks.He licks paw pads often.He is lethargic.Has difficulty climbing steps, now.Yesterday, three paw pads began oozing small amounts of pus where the pad and nail meet.Paw pads are harder. Dry. Not soft as before ten weeks ago.Also has an ear infection which is being managed and has improved. Ear infection began around same time as swelling in paw pads.Only interested in hearing from a veterinary Doctor.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

34,176 satisfied customers
Our 4 year old french dog has a runny nose (clear), lack of

Hi There,Our 4 year old french bull dog has a runny nose (clear), lack of appetite, and won't drink water, generally lethargic. No cough. Won't open his mouth. Any suggestions ? His ears are full of wax and seem swollen inside.We went to our vet and he gave him ear drops and antibiotics, but both have not helped. He went for another exam today and the doctor looked down his throat and in his mouth and found nothing. We are worried our vet isn't taking the right precautions if it's Canine Influenza Virus or something more serious. He is about a week overdue for his vaccinations because he got sick right before he was supposed to be vaccinated.Would love some advice!

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Loss of coordination and strength in the rear legs. Had a CT

Loss of coordination and strength in the rear legs. Had a CT scan that found no disk disease. It is getting progressively worse over a period of 2 years. He hangs his head down when I pick him up. He is also almost blind in one eye and has already lost the other. I thought the head hanging might be due to that. I just looked up hydrocephalitis (spelling?).JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: NO wounds.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: TangoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tango?Customer: He has had all bloodwork, CT scan, tick disease testing, xrays. Nothing appears to be wrong with him, but he can't walk well.

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

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Yelps when touched in chest area. had distemper vaccine

yelps when touched in chest area. had distemper vaccine yesterday and was given one dose of albon yesterday. was fine last night. woke up with these symptoms. won't eatJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: she is a havenese-maltese mix & is 3 months oldJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Toffi

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I accidentally forgot to mixed my puppy shots he is 8 weeks

I accidentally forgot to mixed my puppy shots he is 8 weeks and it was coronavirus and parainfluenza paravovirus vaccine....will he be okay until his next dosage

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Dr. Bruce

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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