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Frmale Golden, 11 yrs, last night and currently, crying,

Frmale Golden, 11 yrs, last night and currently, crying, wineing, sometimes panting. Cuddling with her stuffed dog for comfort. Something is not right with her. She is eating fine. Took her on a walk last night....bowl movement normal, but she stopped to urinate 3 times.....usually only once or twice at most. Currently on Apoquel 16mg once daily for skin alergies. Her vet is off today....WorriedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: No, that pretty much tells the story

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My 11 year old dog has suddenly lost her eye sight, and

My 11 year old dog has suddenly lost her eye sight, and hearing, It seems she can't smell either. She walks in circles, and won't relax.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No...I haven't she doesn't seem to limp...but I can look.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: OnyxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Onyx?Customer: She was barking at nothing, but seems to have stopped that behavior. she just seems really confused. Walks in circles until she falls down, and is unresponsive to our voices.

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Dr. Altman

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My dog will not sleep at night. He walks the floor sometimes

My dog will not sleep at night. He walks the floor sometimes for about 2-3 hours before he settles down and then when he does sleep it is only for about 1 hour and then walks the floor again. He is 17 years old. He eats well, cannot see or hear very well. We are so tired. We take the water from him before he goes to bed because he was getting us up every 1/2 hour wanting to go out. This just started during the past 6 months.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: ZacJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zac?Customer: He did have a slight stroke in October 2014. He has been doing ok and we do have him going to the vet for lazer therapy that helps him with his arthritis.

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Dr. Altman

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15 year old yorkie whining, restless. Rx'd xanax but already

15 year old yorkie whining, restless. Rx'd xanax but already had .25 this morning. Shivering too, but not cold hereJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Taken out to bathroom but just wanders. whining, restless, ShiveringJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: NotJA: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: Did you read what was said?JA: 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: whining crying shivering wandetingJA: The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: WinstonJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Winston?Customer: Had Xanax .25 at 7 am

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Dr. Altman

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13 year old mixed breed. All of a sudden, running through

13 year old mixed breed. All of a sudden, running through the house like she is chasing something, or something is chasing it. Normally just lays around. Does something similar with storms, but don't have any. Acting really wierd. Didn't sleep at all last night running through the house, Back and forth from our room to other rooms, them back, then again. etc. ThanksJA: 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: PounceJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pounce?Customer: No. She has dry skin and has been scratching and licking a bunch lately. Licks her private parts a lot. Stopped scratching and licking when the weird behavior started.

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Was interested in knowing if I would be speaking with a

Was interested in knowing if I would be speaking with a Veterinarian or an assistant?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Trying to determine if it is time to put our 11 year old Yellow Lab down. She has had Arthritis for 6 years (bone on bone in her knee's). Vet also thinks she might have Pancreatitis. Large tumor and some lumps on her body. She will turn 11 this December. Mostly happy during the day, can still take a nice walk but at night she starts up at 11:30pm in pain. whimpering, clawing at us for attention. Not sure if it is pain from her legs or a stomach issue. We don't sleep between midnight and 4 amJA: This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Generally she is a happy dog. No trouble getting up but on occasion will hold up a rear leg for a bit. at night, lays down and gets up and lays down and gets up.....repeatedly

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Dr. Altman

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Past few weeks, our 12-year old miniature schnauzer can't

For the past few weeks, our 12-year old miniature schnauzer can't seem to settle herself in the evening. She used to just crash while we watched TV but now she just stands in the room and kind of zones out. OR she will lie down and immediately stand up again. She'll do this over and over for an hour or two usually until we go to bed. Any ideas?

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My 1 year old pup is a heavy chewer. He usually destroys new

My 1 year old pup is a heavy chewer. He usually destroys new toys and pulls out filling in days. Problem is he's now chewing water bottles, screwdriver handles, etc hard plastics and is swallowing bits of plastic, pieces of fabric and filler from the toys, and even the squeaker from a toy. I've seen most of it pass in his stool, that I know of, but I'm concerned with obstruction. I've removed all destructible toys and replaced them with ones he can't break apart and swallow. I've found bits of plastic that he must have vomited at some point. He occasionally seems in pain and can't get comfortable, but mostly high energy. He's fed high quality kibble with a bit of finely chopped boneless chicken.Can these fragments accumulate over time, should I have his abdomen x-rayed, can he have a nutritional deficiency that is causing him to swallow everything or anything he chews, is it a behavioral issue?

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I have a 17 year old sheltie mix who was a rescue dog and

I have a 17 year old sheltie mix who was a rescue dog and has been a wonderful companion since I got him 17 years ago. Now, he seems to be in a fog. He cannot hear. He is messing in the house all the time...both urine and bowels. I cannot feel that I can let him alone without watching him to be sure where he is at all times and where he tries to has his misdeeds. Although, I have a fenced in yard for him, he will go out and stay for as much as 15 mins. and then comes in the house and does his business. Can you tell me what to do, I am my wits end. He is eating and drinking, drinking a lot... Thank you!

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Dr. Altman

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