I adopted a border collie 1 week ago from Utah Humane
I adopted a border collie 1 week ago from Utah Humane Society. They gave her immunizations for Bordetella, deworm, dhpp and spay surgery. About 3 - 4 days ago she started coughing and would kind of gag. Once in a while she will spit up a frothy stuff. She is still mostly active, but I can see that she has slowed down a bit. I am having a hard time getting her to eat. I had an initial exam done by my vet and he told me that BC's are not as interested in food as long as she drinks. I don't want her to suffer. Could this just be a case of Kennel Cough even though she had the immunization, and she should get over it in a while?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the Border collie's name?Customer: ShadowJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shadow?Customer: I don't know anything about her past. I just adopted her.
I have run out of Chlorsig drops(0.5%) for treatment of my
I have run out of Chlorsig drops(0.5%) for treatment of my diabetic dogs eye which has suffered a corneal melt but do have Chloropt eye ointment which is 1% can I use a small amount of this instead? I have an appt with her eye dr on Tuesday. She is also on ocuflox drops, tramadol and Doxycycline. Both drops are being administered 5 times daily.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: BrandiJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brandi?Customer: She is blind in both eyes. She has a prosthetic in her right eye and we are hoping the left eye will heal so that a prosthetic can be placed in it. She is on caninsulin 13 units twice a day and she is almost 13 years old
Our 15-yr-old longhaired miniature dachshund occasionally
Our 15-yr-old longhaired miniature dachshund occasionally sneezes (esp just after waking) and very frequently blows out air through his nose. (Always out; definitely not a reverse sneeze. Blowing far more frequent than sneezing.) Once, about 2 months ago, there was a little blood, but we have seen none since then. Our vet initially suspected a nasal tumor, but because the asymmetry she thought she initially observed did not seem visible on the next visit (we never noticed it ourselves), she now has her doubts. We are therefore somewhat reluctant to subject our dog to a biopsy, which we've been told would break nasal turbinates and thus be very painful.The nose-blowing has increased in frequency, but otherwise our dog seems fine.1) Is there any less invasive mode of diagnosis for nasal tumors?2 What other causes might there be for occasional sneezes and very frequent nose blowing?3) How would those other possible causes be diagnosed?4) What course of action do you suggest?Many thanks.
My 9 year old mastiff had a seizure Wednesday night around
My 9 year old mastiff had a seizure Wednesday night around 5pm. We rushed him to the er and then to the vet the next day. Both of them said his blood work looked great and he should fully recover with 24-48 hours. Well it's now Monday and my poor guy just acts lost. It seems like his equilibrium is off and sometimes has a blank stare. Is this recoverable? Is this normal? What should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the mastiff's name?Customer: TrumanJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Truman?Customer: No
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I'm trying to determine if kennel cough is the cause of my
I'm trying to determine if kennel cough is the cause of my foster dog's coughing up slimy clear mucus.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: Sugar Ray, boxer and 4 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ray?Customer: he wasn't up to date on his bordatella but supppsedly boarded over Memorial Weekend. He is a foster dog and so the history is flaky. He is also completely white not sure if that makes a difference with other dogs.
My Maltese poodle has been put on Doxytab 100mg as she is
My Maltese poodle has been put on Doxytab 100mg as she is being treated for an infection resulting from a tick bite. She is very lethargic and only nibbles at her food. Could this be a side effect of the medication?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help poodle. How old is poodle?Customer: She is 9 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about poodle?Customer: the vet took blood tests yesterday and she was running a fever. He gave her something to bring down the fever and prescribed the Doxytab for the infection. He told us that she would be weak for a few days until the infection clears up. It have read up on doxycycline and am a little worried about the dome of the stories I have read about its side effects and how ill dogs have become because of it.
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I adopted a dog about a month ago. She has heart worms and
I adopted a dog about a month ago. She has heart worms and is being treated for that. After her injection ,she hadn't been eating much, so I mixed in wet dog with her dry food for a day to get her to eat again. Since then she has been regurgatating her food. At first it was about an hour after she ate but, it's 4 times and the most recent time was 5/6 hours after she ate. I'm not sure if it was the sudden change or if something else is wrong.
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My dog weighs 24 lbs. She has a gagging cough, like she's
My dog weighs 24 lbs. She has a gagging cough, like she's retching, but nothing comes up. The vet prescribed an antibiotic and gave her a shot of Dexamethasone. Xrays show fluid in the right lung. When she coughs, she looks like she's gasping for air a little. Her nose is also dry and rough instead of wet and smooth. Is it safe to give her a puff of my Albuterol inhaler?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: Delilah and she's 4 years old. She's a cocker spaniel, pure bred.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Delilah?Customer: Today they said she has a fever of 103.8. I also have 2 other cockers, one is 8 and the other is 1 year old. I was told to keep Delilah away from them, if possible. Delilah began with the cough 6 days ago and until today, they have been together 24/7.
ITP. 8.5 year old female Goodlendoodle (75% poodle, 25%
ITP.8.5 year old female Goodlendoodle (75% poodle, 25% golden) presented on Saturday lethargic and with bruising on inner back thighs. Vet ran testing for rat and mouse poison (negative) ran test for tick borne illnesses (not back yet) and ran a CBC and clotting test. White and Red Blood cells were normal as was the clotting. Started her on doxycycline and 20MG (twice a day) of prednisone. No bleeding in eyes, ears or gums. No blood in urine or stools. We got her blood test from the outside lab and it appears that she has adequate platelets but that they aren't functioning properly. Could this still be ITP?She seems to be doing better. Bruising is going away, her energy level is back up, she is starting to eat again. But I'm not sure if this just a side effect from the prednisone or if she is truly feeling better. She was never anemic. Today we took her back to the vet and had more blood drawn. Her heart rate and breathing were fine and today, and when they took blood, it clotted right away. They are sending this blood sample out to another lab and will have an oncologist look at it.I'm very worried that this can be cancer although my vet said he doesn't think so but wants the oncologist to take a look just to be sure. Not sure if he is not telling me something or what. If it is cancer, what type would present like this, right away, with extreme bruising but normal red, white blood cells and platelet count?I should also let you know, bc I think it plays a role here, we moved into a new house 2 months ago. Immediately my dog started having a very bad allergic reaction to something and all 4 paws were covered in sores. She also, at the same time, had a cyst that became infected. We treated with Keflex, which we have done in the past for cysts, but this time we gave a shot, that was to work over the next 2-3 weeks. (this was about three weeks ago). Wondering, if this all combined was too much for her immune system and thus caused the ITP? She seems to have having a reaction to the mulch in our yard, which we are going to remove ASAP. Also, at that time, her appetite seemed to have decreased a bit, so we did a full chemistry panel and everything came back totally fine.If this is cancer, would it respond to the doxycycline and prednisone? I'm obviously praying it's anything but cancer.Please give me your honest opinion.thank you.
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