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Our dog is being treated disease. Why was he not given a

Our dog is being treated for Lyme disease. Why was he not given a vaccination when it was discovered?

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Dr. Bruce

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My dog is around 10 years old and she has labored breathing.

My dog is around 10 years old and she has labored breathing. We took her to the vet and they did blood work and everything came back ok. They also took xrays and said they saw a nodule in her lungs. We took her on Tuesday to an oncologists they did more xrays snd an ultrasound and evrything came back ok no cancer. She is weak can barely walk now and she stopped eating. She also has not had a bowel movement since saturday. Can you please help me.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: The vet and oncologist examined her and they didnt see anything.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: RemyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Remy?Customer: They did prescribe her antibiotics and steroids and we have been giving it to her. But today she has not had them because she doesnt not want to eat anything.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dani Rabwin

Small Animal Veterinarian

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Lola is a 7 yr old eng bullie. She's super healthy but

Lola is a 7 yr old eng bullie. She's super healthy but has some inter-digital cysts on one front paw and they get pretty red and irritated. We have been clng them w/Mal-a-Ket pads and some Panalog at ngt w/ltd success. We have some Mupirocin that she came w/for some other hotspot flares she is reported to get, can/should we try it on her i-d cysts and btw her toes?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My schnauzer was diagnosed with Lymes decease and started

My schnauzer was diagnosed with Lymes decease and started doxy 100 mg this last thursday - he seemed to be improving however this morning, he is limping, favoring one leg and moaning a bit again... he has diarrhea but still has his appetite and is drinking water. he is also taking rimadly 25 mg - 1/2 tab twice daily although I gave him a full tab this morning in hopes of alleviating some of his stiffness.. He has the "walking on eggshells" thing this morning. However when he got up this morning he exhibited none of this, was playing with another dog and running, jumping around...could he have overdone it too soon? Its Sunday, the vet is closed, I'm wondering what else I can do today to promote his comfort ?

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Dr. Bruce

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My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0

My dog, a 7yr Lab with about 100 lb that takes Levocrine1.0 mg did not want to eat yesterday eveniing. he was a little strange, but nothing that could be a warning. I however saw him laying different than normally. Most of the time, normally he lays down with two legs stretched or completely vertical, with the front legs at either side. I didn't see him laying down on his side at all, instead, it looked like a combination of the two styles. This morning, he didn't wake me up as he does every day. I woke up and told him to come for his morning food. He tried to stood up, but it appeared as if he couldn't stand on his legs, in fact, he walked some yards, but laid down again, I could give him with big efforts, 2 dog aspirinsto mitigate any pain he could be having. He was not complaying of any pain. I took him to emergency services. The veterinary inspected him, he let him do and didn't find anything in his mouth, or his temperature. They told me that they needed to make some tests to be able to diagnose the dog. The dog would have to remain 2 days in the hospital, and the cost of the diagnostic would be about $2.000. Well I couldnt pay that much for the diagnostic, so I ended up taking back the dog to my house. It appears that his problem whatever it is is worsening by the minute. When I went to the hospital, he entered the SUV by himself although with some help. When we came back he couldn't do that, I had to enter him in the car. Getting him out of the car was a big problem, he was having pain when I was trying to hold him inmy arms, he even bit me out of pain. It looks that he can't control his entire left side (legs), it is like he has them rigid and can't stand up. his left paw is bent, rigid, and it causes pain to him when I try to straigthten it.I don't know for sure what could have caused this to him. Last week I took him to the Niagara River to swim there. Could he have got a bacteria? Yesterday, when working in the garage, I lost him of sight for a few minutes, I saw him in the porch after such time. There is the possibility that he could have ran out and come back after being hit by a car, but I have not any sign that that could have happen. Other than that, I don't know of anything that could be causing his condition right now. I have him at home resting, and will try to feed him and give him water the best of my ability. Would you have any indication for me?.

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

 
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My dog just got into my medication. He ate about half of a

My dog just got into my medication. He ate about half of a 100 mg doxycycline tablet. He is an 18 month mixed retriever at to weighs about 64 pounds. Is this a problem?

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I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely

I have a 7.5-year-old German Shepherd. He has been extremely healthy his entire life. My question/concern requires some back story. About two months ago, my fiance went out of town. We do not live together yet. My fiance took our dog to his parents house so that he could be monitored and cared for at all times (I work long hours, and so could not be with him at home to let him out, etc.). When we went to pick him up after a month of him being away, our German Shepherd had lost about five pounds. We chalked it up to more room to run around and generally more activity (they also have a Shepherd, female, fixed). However, along with this minimal weight loss, we noticed a strange smell radiating from his neck/shoulder area. We took him to the vet, who told us he had never experienced that before, and didn't know what it was coming from. He also said he was not concerned about the weight loss (our German went from 83 lbs. to 78 lbs. in a month). Then, just a week ago, my fiance and I went on vacation to Cancun with his parents. We had to leave his dog with a friend who lives on ten acres in the country in Texas, and who just happened to have a breeding female German in heat. Our dog is not fixed and has sired two litters in the past. We took this opportunity to have him breed again. A few days into our trip, we got a call that our dog had partially torn a ligament in his right back leg while breeding. Our friend took him to the vet (not our family vet) who diagnosed him and gave him Novox (pain medication). We arrived back home three days later and picked him up. The affected leg was swollen from the hocks down to twice the size it normally is. We had him rest for the next two days, continued him on his pain medication, and monitored him closely. We noticed he had lost even more weight and was not showing any interest in eating. He was also extremely lethargic and seemed to quiver when he breathed. Yesterday morning he seemed greatly improved. He was more active and ate a big meal. However, when I arrived home from work, he seemed to lapse, and, while his back right leg swelling was still down, his front left leg was now swollen from the shoulder down to twice its size. He was incredibly lethargic and wouldn't get up to go to the bathroom. He also refused to eat, even a concoction of rice and chicken (which he loves). We took him to the animal ER, where they told us he does NOT have a torn ligament, and they kept him overnight to put an IV in him, run a 4-panel tick-borne disease diagnostic, check his blood, etc. As of this afternoon, they have found nothing (he tested negative for heartworm, Lyme disease, Erlichiosis, etc.). They are now doing an X-Ray on him. My question is, what could possibly be wrong with him? Is it bone cancer?

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I have a healthy labradoodle who is an active 13 year old.

Hi. I have a healthy labradoodle who is an active 13 year old. He never had any issues until a few months ago. We have finally determined that he is getting exercise induced ataxia, essentially having to lie down for approximately 3-4 minutes...then is fine. We brought him to vet and neurologist and they are puzzled. Thryoid profile, bp, etc were normal. Neuro thought it might be TIA, but doesn't seem like it. We can literally induce it if we run around with him for a little while. He had xrays as well and has some arthritis .

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
19,600 satisfied customers
It's a guinea pig with sneeze and crusty nose, Theo and Ron.

It's a guinea pig with sneeze and crusty noseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the guinea pig's name and age?Customer: Theo and Ron. We just got them two weeks ago from pet store.JA: How old is Theo?Customer: Probably 8-10 weeks?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Theo?Customer: He ate some duct tape the other day.JA: The Veterinarian will know if Theo will be able to digest that. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: But the sneezing was before that

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Dr. Dan

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