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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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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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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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I'm worried about my 3 year old Sprocker Spaniel, he gets

Hi, I'm worried about my 3 year old Sprocker Spaniel, he gets hot very easily and pants a lot, and when he is chasing a ball he gets exhausted pretty quick and lies down panting after just 5/10 mins. Could this be anything to worry about?Another little question, I removed a tick from him about 10 days ago and he seems to have a little patch of dry skin where it had been, is this normal? I'm pretty sure I got the entire tick out.

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I HAVE A WESTY AND LATELY SHE HAS BEEN SHOWING BLOOD IN HER

I HAVE A WESTY AND LATELY SHE HAS BEEN SHOWING BLOOD IN HER URINE AND SOME BLACK STOOLS. WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM POSSIBLY BE. SHE ALSO HAS VERY DRY SKIN AND HAS BEEN CHEWING HER HAIR OFF.

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Rebecca

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He is scratching himself raw, and losing large patches of hair.

He is scratching himself raw, and losing large patches of hair. The doctor thought allergies, and I've tried very expensive, simple ingredients. HE also prescribed a shampoo but my dog is getting worse. IT is terrible to see him so uncomfortable!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: Bruno Age 3 year. HE was not diagnosed with fleasJA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: NOJA: 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 connect you two.

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We just got our 2 month old maltipoo 2 days ago, he pooped

We just got our 2 month old maltipoo 2 days ago, he pooped 2x yesterday last one at 2 pm. He hasn't poo today. Eating small amount of baby food, Cesar's puppy food and boiled chicken breast, should I be concern? And also scratching quite a bit, we brush his hair frequently today. Is that a concern too?

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Dr. Peter

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Morkie - With dry skin problems...always itching, two, He is

Morkie - With dry skin problems...always itchingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. How old is Morkie?Customer: twoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Morkie?Customer: He is in good health - but the scartching of his leg - now he is losing his hair thereJA: 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 connect you two.

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My dog is a lab and bernse mix, he has these small sores on

my dog is a lab and bernse mix, he has these small sores on the inside of his back legs. I have tried cleaning the area with perxiode . they seem to dry up and then dead dry skin falls offJA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: he used to get hot spots, but lately he hasn't had anyJA: 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 connect you two.

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