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I have recently purchased a home with a pool. Before then,

Hi! I have recently purchased a home with a pool. Before then, my 5 year old wheaten had never been near water.. now I cannot keep him out! He loves to jump in and play and my 16 year old is in the pool everyday. Is it safe to let Tucker swim everyday? He certainly does love it, but I want to make sure it's safe.Thank you for your time

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Dr. Altman

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My dog has some crusty black bumps on his face. Just

My dog has some crusty black bumps on his face. Just happened like last week. I tried to take them off while I was washing him. They looked pinkish after the shower. He doesnt scratch or seem like he is itching. But today I saw a bigger one on his head and I took the dry skin off and the skin imunderneath was really pink like it is bleeding but not quiteJA: 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: His name is ***** ***** he is 6JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Latte?Customer: He is a mix poodle and maltese He recently developed lots of issues like his ear had foxtails, his eyes had some small issues and his butt had glance infection. All got treated and now Im saving to treat his hear condition

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Dr. B.

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I just learned tea tree oil, even if applied topically, is

I just learned tea tree oil, even if applied topically, is poisonous to pets. Prior to learning this, I poured some almond oil and some tea tree oil on a cotton pad and applied it to my pup's elbows as she's having skin irritation there. The little that was left, I applied to her feet (tops). Once I discovered this, I washed those areas with water and dish soap, but not until an hour after I'd applied the oils. Should I give her a full bath? Is this small amount still poisonous?

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

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MY 4 house dogs have a ITCH problem no fleas just dry skin

MY 4 house dogs have a ITCH problem no fleas just dry skin problem please tell me what to do they are miserable

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jadedangel57

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health

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My dog black spots in the belly area looks like dry skin she

Hi my dog black spots in the belly area looks like dry skin she is 6 and does rub up against pine tree and lays in mulch.

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My 8 month old russel/beagle mix has a weird rash type thing

Hello! my 8 month old jack russel/beagle mix has a weird rash type thing on her. I've included a few pics , but it is best describes at dry skin/black scabs. it is only on her paws, all 4, and a little small patch on her leg. curious what it could be, it doesn't seem to bother her at all. its not on the pads of her paws, just the skin in between.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog is losing large clumps of hair and has bare dry skin

My dog is losing large clumps of hair and has bare dry skin exposed. The skin on 50% of her body is very scaly and dry. She isn't itching it and doesn't seem to be bothered by it. However, it's very upsetting seeing these huge spots and she also has horrible dandruff. What should I do to help her?

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Dr. B.

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MY DOG DID SOMETHING TO HER MOUTH AND THE LIP AND SIDE OF HER

MY DOG DID SOMETHING TO HER MOUTH AND THE LIP AND SIDE OF HER FACE WILL NOT STOP BLEEDING - NOT HEAVY FOR SEEPING BLOOD. WHAT SHOULD I DO, EVERYTHING CLOSED TODAY.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: WE DO NOT REALLY KNOWJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: SHE IS A LAB AND THE BIG LIP ON ONE SIDE IS BLEEDING ON THE SIDE OF THE LIP. I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED.JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: NO - I THINK SHE IS JUST SCRATCHING IT NOW WITH HER PAW THAT KEEPS IT BLEEDINGJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED eating normally?Customer: IS THE COLD CLOTH THE ANSWER, I GUESSJA: Is I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: NOT YETJA: How is I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED behaving differently?Customer: ISN'T THERE SOMETHING OVER THE COUNTER THAT SEALS THE WOUND OR WOULD THAT BE A GOOD IDEA?JA: How old is I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED?Customer: ANY SUGGESTIONSJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about I HAVE HELD COLD CLOTHS ON IT AND IT STILL CONTINUES TO BLEED?Customer: NOT THAT I KNOW OFJA: 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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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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I think he has a hair ball. He was shedding a lot, and licking

I think he has a hair ball. He was shedding a lot, and licking his dry skin, so we took him to the groomer to be defurminated. He stopped licking but now is gagging and trying to cough something up. He is not constipated, he's eating and his abdomen has no tenderness or bloating. He's a strong little lab boxer and he is using every muscle to get it out. It's been intermittent for 12 hours now. I gave him olive oil on his kibble and walked him longer hoping it would pass through. That hacking cough makes me nervous but now he's sleeping soundly.JA: 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 and age?Customer: Max. He's 4.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?Customer: No. He's never had a hair ball before...he's not lethargic, just sleeping.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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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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