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Our 10 year old Basset Hound has hyperkeratosis on her nose.

Our 10 year old Basset Hound has hyperkeratosis on her nose. She has had it for a while. It doesn't seem to bother her much. We have been treating it with nose butter and its slowly improving. The underside of her nose, directly underneath - not really on her 'lip' area - has become pink, red and just today I noticed darker patches that look like more raw or sore areas. Its a thin line that runs under her nose, almost as if she were over licking...? I can take a photo and send it if that would help!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Thanks. My dog has a dry cough that just won't stop. When i

Thanks. My dog has a dry cough that just won't stop. When i massage her throat it stops but when i stop doing that she starts coughing again. What should i do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is 5 this yearJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nunabel?Customer: No . We have relocated to Tanzania recently. She has never been on heat and she is mixed breed

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Dr. Ann M.

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I am from India and I have a golden retriever. over the last

Hi, I am from India and I have a golden retriever. over the last 1 month, we are noticing very small black, seed-like bugs on his body that are falling off in large quantities. They do not seem to have any of the 6 legs like ticks and are not fleas as they do not flyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: he did have a tiny cut on his paw near the nail, but that healed a while agoJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: ShadowJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shadow?Customer: Well, he had tick fever last year, which we suspect he contracted from a kennel we left him with for a few days. He was on medication for 3 months, before he got better. Off and on, we still see a few ticks on him which we remove asap.

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Heath Wilkerson

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II have a 1 year old female German Shepherd. She was

II have a 1 year old female German Shepherd. She was diagnosed with renal failure, (likely acute), of unknown origin. Her WBC were 6.4 and infection is not likely. I was not present when the vet examined her but he seemed to think it is likely a toxin. Her creatnine was 8.5 and BUN 175. She is still urinating. The vet put her on oral antibiotics, (just in case), and steroids. He declined IVF stating that it was only a temporary solution and to return in a week, prognosis poor. I am an RN and started an IV and she has had a total of 1L NS. I am monitoring closely for fluid overload. Lungs are clear, irregular heart rhythm is now a nice sinus rhythm again. She seems a liiter perkier but still a sick girl. She is still showing signs of dehydration, (dry mucous membranes, sunken eyes, etc.). I can not detect any edema but assessing a dog is onviously not my expertise. Her calcium was also elevated, (13.8), phosphate, (14.7), and her amylase, (1338). K+ was normal at 4.8. H&H low at 9.5 and 29.5. Here is the question, since early this morning I have noticed her flank area appears swollen

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My Australian cattle dog mix has been diagnosed with

My Australian cattle dog mix has been diagnosed with megaesophagus after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The coughs sound like a goose. Now on cough medicine and antibiotic but still coughs some a goose-like when she gets excited. Is this normal during the healing process? Would you see a collapsed trachea on xray?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: 1 year old Emma. Just rescued from a shelter.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Emma?Customer: She's very thin. Slowing gaining weight.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog had been sick for a while now he started with kennel

My dog had been sick for a while now he started with kennel cough the vet gave us antibiotics to fight it after the antibiotics his eyes got very red and had a lot of discharge, he also had some bumps in his body he started limping took him to two other vets and they just gave him alot of anyibiotics but he just seem to get worse he lost alot of weight and woyld not eat anything. Everytime i give him antibiotics his eyes get very bad and his breath stinks very bad as well he still limping and eyes are red and antibiotics just make his symptoms worse. And vets can't tell me what's wrong with him already did blood test and the only thing that came back was a high count of white blood cells.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wound.JA: How old is had?Customer: He's 1 and a halfJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about had?Customer: No just the limping red eye and when i give him antibiotics it gets worse

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,178 satisfied customers
I think she is having a lymes disease flare up, She is

I think she is having a lymes disease flare upJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: She is lethargic and hasn't gone potty since yesterday and won't get out of her bed. She had lymes disease this year last time and is showing same sypmtoms. favors 1 back leg then the otherJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Nae Nae and 2 years old. She is a bichon as far as I can tell. shes a rescueJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nae Nae?Customer: Nothing I can think of. She did do medication last year for the lymes disease.

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Dr. Gabby

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My golden retriever (age 9) started to shake and pace at

my golden retriever (age 9) started to shake and pace at night (and sometimes during the day) we had some bloodwork done and was informed that she has lyme disease. Can that be the cause of this? She has the shakes during bad weather but they usually go away. the more frequent issue is at night when we bring them to bed and after some time, she gets up, paces and pants? Hope I am clear enough? thank you for any response. Also, she had an xray of her stomach with no issuesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: no. the vet prescribed an antibiotic (this started about a week ago) but it has not seemed to help but could lyme disease cause this?

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Dr. John

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Our 5 yr old male lab has been in crisis for about 5 days

Our 5 yr old male lab has been in crisis for about 5 days now. For months he has been having difficulty with his food. He seems not to be digesting it. He will eat and he will either throw it up or have diarhhea. The last weak he has been extremely lethargic.... On Saturday afternoon he declined quite quickly, he was terribly dehydrated. We took him to a 24/7 medical clinic. His blood test showed his kidney values were off the charts. Picking him up on Monday morning he was puffed up like an over inflated balloon, they had over hydrated him. At our veterinary hospital they have tested for Leptosporosis, (results not back yet.) Yesterday, Wednesday, he was finally getting around to acting normal but still had not drank water. But the fact that he had been over hydrated at the ER clinic, we weren't too worried. He came home for the night, we fed him his cup of kibbles and within an hour, he was foaming at the mouth, shaking, trying to have bowel movements and extremely distressed. We rushed him back to our vet, the blood test revealed his kidney values were again off the charts, and his electrolytes were low. She did the blood draw for Addisons and sent it off to the lab. We brought him home for the night and he threw up everything he had eaten. He slept well all night and in the morning today he was back to his old loving playful self. We were happy we finally had a diagnosis....he has all of the signs for Addisons... But the blood test came back this morning negative for Addison's....any ideas??

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,178 satisfied customers
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