I was just reading another patients comments as my boxer's
Hi, I was just reading another patients comments as my boxer's right eye, the white part of the eyeball is swollen, not the lid but the ball itself, not the color part just the white.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Baxter 4 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Baxter?Customer: Last night he was shaking his head a lot like something was itching his ears, but I couldn't see anything and I worried it might be ear mites but no smell or redness and he was like doing all 4 paws in the carpet like digging or scratching, he had me scared. If I rubbed his ears it was soothing, then today that swelling on his right eyeball.
We recently added to our family a 6 month old CKC. He is now
We recently added to our family a 6 month old CKC. He is now 7 months old and seems like he has adapted really well to the new environment. When we took him, Grady, to our vet for his initial visit on 4/1/17, (required by the breeder), he had ear mites. He is a pure bred, that was brought over from Ireland and has an excellent pedigree. Vet cleaned out his ears manually and prescribed tresaderm sol. 15ml which we gave him 5-6 drops/day for 7 days. We also did two vaccines, bordatella #1 and leptospirosis #1. Grady had already been given nobivac #1 and bordatella #1 on 1/11/17 and 2/1/17, however she explained too much time had lapsed on the bortella so we needed to start that one again. In addition she did a fecal exam that was sent to the lab. Came back clear. On 4/13 we introduced 1 tsp. of "dog specific pumpkin", to his 3/4 cups grain free FROM dry food because he had not really been eating hardly any of his food. That night he had a middle of the night "go nuts" episode for about 2-3 hours. I again took him to our vet when they opened. She said everything appeared normal with the exception of him having a sore stomach. They did x-rays and everything was clear with no foreign objects. He also still had crud in his hears, although the vet said thankfully the ear mites were gone but he had a bit of a yeast infection in his ears. She did a "rinse" that she said was a one time treatment in addition to prescribing Triz KETO 4oz w. batril 1200mg that we were to give him twice/day for 10 days. Also did fecal exam, in house, that they said was clean. Since that visit we have continued with the ear treatment, although he is continuing to scratch at them and shake his head quite a bit. Over the last week we introduced 1 spoonful of canned grain free avengers to his GF FROM dry food which he eats right up. Reason for introducing the different foods to his diet were due to a lack of eating just the dry FROM without us adding some cottage cheese to it. The last 3 days he has had the poops, with a lot more frequency of pooping, than normal, (5-8/day) in addition to being loose with more volume and appears to be having additional strain. Little background on Grady.....We did a program with a very well, established breeder where he stayed with the breeders trainer for the first 5 months to get leash and crate trained. We have continued with the crate training following the trainers instructions and he is excellent in regards ***** ***** in his crate all night and has not had any accidents in his crate to date. In the middle of the night last night he woke us up so I took him out. He pooped a good amount of very loose stool and seemed to need to get more out by walking around in the yard in the "ready to poop" position. I could hear some tummy rumbling as well as liquidy sounding gas. After about ten minutes I brought him back inside and he went pee for the first time inside, which was followed by another large, very loose poop. Any thoughts and/or advice would be much appreciated. I do not like having him on any type of medicine or treatment unless its the proper thing to do. My concerns are the continued issues with his ear infections, finding a good diet for him that he enjoys and results in solid normal poops and properly addressing, (not over medicating) his spouts of diarrhea. Thanks in advance!! Chris, Tallahassee/FL
My dog has been experiencing what I think is ear mites. He
My dog has been experiencing what I think is ear mites. He is a 15 lb chihuahua/dachshund mix. I have tried treating him with otc ear mite medicine but his ears are not getting better. In fact, the skin in his ears is real dry and seems inflammed a bit. There are parts that are darker. I have Conzol and I was checking to see if this would help him.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dachshund can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: PeanutJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Peanut?Customer: He is 10 years old
Listen since we last spoke I took gretrude to the vet and
Hey doc , listen since we last spoke I took gretrude to the vet and they diagnosed her with having a yeats infection. She's on her medication for it and her medication for her stomach issue prior to yeats infection. She now can't stop scratching her right ear. What can I do to help her till I take her to get it checked ?
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I have a 2year old Shih tzu named Romeo and I think he has
Hello I have a 2year old Shih tzu named Romeo and I think he has an ear infection. At 1st i thought it was ear mites and treated for that but it doesn't seem to be working. There is a bad smell and head shaking and and pain. He will not let me touch it or ever cut the hair around that side. Since it's the weekend is there anything I can do to help him?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is Romeo bleeding a lot?Customer: No bleeding but I see black dried stuff.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Romeo?Customer: Not that I can think of. It's only one ear the other is fine.
My 130 pound Japanese tosa dog has been diagnosed with a
My 130 pound Japanese tosa dog has been diagnosed with a perineal hernia. I'm from West Virginia & was wondering how much surgery to get it repaired would be? IJA: It's only $5. I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with I?Customer: His hernia is a decent size, he's having trouble using the restroom and he limps as he walks. He has an exam appointment Monday but I don't want to wait that long to find out the cost of surgery. We took him to one vet and they said to feed him green beans & pumpkin. I just called that same vet and they now said that the only thing that will work is surgery. Any idea how much it will cost in Ohio or West Virginia?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Thank you. & also is 12 years for a dog to old to go through surgery? One vet said yes, but another said that they recommend it.JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No, I can do that. If there is then what does that mean?JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about that?Customer: That's all right now. How long will it be until the veterinarian will get back with me?
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I have the opportunity to adopt a 6 mnth old kitten that is
I have the opportunity to adopt a 6 mnth old kitten that is currently one week into a 4 week treatment for ear mites - my question is I have 2 healthy adult cats at home - would bringing in this kitten cause problems for them and would I have to treat them as well - I don't want to cause any unnecessary stress to my established catsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the kitten can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the kitten's name?Customer: tommyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about tommy?Customer: not that I know of - that is the only history I have on him - he is currently at at shelter
She has worms in her poop and her gas that stinks really
she has worms in her poop and her gas that stinks really bad. She is about 3 months oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: Trixie and thank youJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Trixie?Customer: I found her. she was abandon as a pup but seems pretty healthy maybe even ear mites
Second opinion] My dog has had skin issues mostly on and
Second opinion] My dog has had skin issues mostly on and around her head for months my vet won't test for allergies until summer. I would like to be able to upload some photos and see what you think it could be.br/> Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?br/> Customer: She is always scratching her ears she has been tested numerous times for ear mites and yeast infections and it's always normal. Is there a way to upload photos so I can show it I feel like it's easier to look at that to describe.br/>