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I'm not sure if ts really dry skin but he skin looks darker

I'm not sure if ts really dry skin but he skin looks darker and she is loseing hairJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Pit bull/boxerJA: OK. What is the bull's name and age?Customer: Roxy she is 3JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Roxy?Customer: No

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Scott Perry

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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He is drinking lots ,lots of water he has lost Waite, he has

Hi He is drinking lots ,lots of water he has lost Waite, he has the dark abrasions and in his eyes where they surprise to be white r redishJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is***** not sure his exact age cause someone put him out in the my yard but I have had him 8 yearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Red.And I'm?Customer: Well he is fixxed He has always kinda had dry skins but it looks different.He has his shots

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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My vet did a blood draw on my sheltie from her neck, now she

My vet did a blood draw on my sheltie from her neck, now she has a large area at the site that is red raw. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I am concerned about it going to cellulitis. She has lupus.

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Dr. Bruce

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

20,190 satisfied customers
My 7 lb Pomeranian took my 26 lb shiva inus nex gard (68 mg)

My 7 lb Pomeranian took my 26 lb shiva inus nex gard (68 mg) chew out of his mouth and are it Ate itJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: sue. She is 5 months oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about sue?Customer: No. She is a healthy puppy that enjoys getting into trouble

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,446 satisfied customers
I have a question about my pup. We live in Maine and have

Hi there, I have a question about my pup. We live in Maine and have had snow for months now. It can get pretty cold outside. A couple days ago, I noticed my dog (husky/lab mix) picking up his paws when he was outside to pee because of how cold it was. I quickly let him in. For the past few days, whenever he gets on the couch, he whines in what seems to be pain, and gets down. He used to LOVE jumping up onto the bed but now he wont do it, as it seems to hurt his feet. I've squeezed/put pressure on everything from his hips to his ankles and he only pulls his feet away when I touch those. I'm not really sure if maybe he's got some sort of dry, achey problems with his pads or what. Only one pad has a slight crack/dry skin thing going on. His paws are also often coming in contact with the little bit of ice that is sometimes on the driveway. Any advice on what to do is appreciated - canI give him anything for the pain? Do you have any idea what's wrong? He doesn't whine or seem in pain when walking on the hard floors, only the cushions of the furniture.

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Michelle

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Cockerspaniel 8yr old, good health accept, drags her bottom

Cockerspaniel 8yr old, good health accept, drags her bottom on carpet & licks her bottom, dry skin dandruff, chews around her paws & gassy.Feed dry dog food, turkey & chicken, salmon, bison, and currently on alligator/fish blend. Dog seems to tolerate new dog food, and then starts having problems. Dog seems to tolerate new dog food for a out 60 to 90 daysDog resides in Phx home 75deg gets bath at petsmart about every 10 days and fur is kept on the short side every six wks?Canned Pumpkin 1 tablespoon added 2x day to food. See local vet about once a year when she seems unable to urinate, does not have this problem right now. Vet recommended avoiding all dog food with meat from feathered animals. Dog takes one Claritin daily(last 18 mo.) For allergy symptoms not sure how well it is working.Help.Doug Simons

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Dr. Karing

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DVM, Magna Cum Laude

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I have a 1 year, 2 month (DOB 11/30/15) male English

I have a 1 year, 2 month (DOB 11/30/15) male English Bulldog. Non-neutered. 45-50 pounds.Healthy history except for Ivermectin sensitivity found after his first heartworm treatment when he was a few months old (caused head tremors when falling asleep lasting only a few minutes -- symptoms disappeared after 4 days, given different heartworm med which has been fine). Other PMH includes a fall ~5 months ago when he put his paws on a windowsill to look out the window with lameness of front left leg, but never showed any signs of pain/distress, X-rays did not reveal boney or soft-tissue damage... I believe the vet stated her only conclusion was that it could be can't remember which she said) Panosteitis or Osteochondritis Dissecans with ironic timing with the fall (I disagree). He recovered fine after kenneling approx. 7 days, although every so often he looks to favor the leg very slightly (but I believe that's more paranoid owner vs actual problem). Again, never showed any signs of pain with active or passive manipulation.HPI: For a few months now he has had sudden flinching without a stimulus. It's hard to describe, but sometimes he turns like something just bit his rear whereas other times it looks like an exaggerated startle reflex or hypnic jerk, lasting for about the same duration, but occur both when awake or asleep. It does not look confined to a muscle group but is rather the whole body. Frequency is inconsistent, but possibly increasing because I'm very aware and frequently annoyed. Occurs 0-10 times a day, probably, with an average of 3-6. There is no known stimulus that I can find, and he has had no exposures or ingestions. He doesn't show distress. Episode lasts for half a second. They do not resemble "fly biting". He does not yelp or show much if any distress. There is no trembling or syncope. He has never shown any resemblance of aggression or behavioral changes except for trying to hump my roommates' legs as well as other dogs. Occasionally vomits when eating too fast (better now he has a slow feeder). He tries to sleep standing up when on my bed but sprawls out on my wooden floor (I'm assuming it's to help breathing). Snores louder than my grandfather did.I assumed this could possibly be from dry skin, but I am unsure. I use "OxGord Natural Oatmeal Dog Puppy Shampoo & Conditioner 100% Natural" and bathe once every 1-2.5 weeks plus cleaning his folds/ears/teeth 1-4 times per week. He is fed 2 1/3 cups of Iams dry food twice per day. I worry about underlying neurological or inflammatory issues among others, but I have no clue how dogs work (I treat humans).He is a very happy and healthy dog (AKC certified, possibly show quality) with a quirky personality. These random, sudden flinches set off my own exaggerated startle reflex... and I end up being the one looking silly.

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Kelly Jones

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My german shepard has swollen jowel/lips on the right side.

Hi. My german shepard has swollen jowel/lips on the right side. They are all puffy and swollenJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Is there anything that I can put on them. Her name is ***** ***** she's 2 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pepper?Customer: No. wait, actually, she does have sensitive skin. When we first rescued her, she had a dry skin condition

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

43,506 satisfied customers
Second opinion] My dog has been scratching when he enters

Second opinion] Hi. My dog has been scratching when he enters our room Could he have an allergy or skin irritation to something? I usually bathe him once a month. But, my boyfriend has allergies and from what I read, articles state maybe once a week would help. Is there a shampoo I could use that will help with my dogs itching and prevent him from getting dry skin that will cause more dander to accumulate in the apartment.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Wally. 1.5 years of age. We use the Bayer flea collarJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Wally?Customer: Not that I can think of really. You can ask me so i can cover all basis if that is easier.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,446 satisfied customers
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