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My dog was shaking and foaming at the mouth. It lasted about

my dog was shaking and foaming at the mouth. It lasted about 2 minutes then she calmed down and now seems fine. Should I take her to an emergence vet?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Maddie she is 11 yrs oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maddie?Customer: Nothing I can think of. She is now eating her food.

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Heath Wilkerson

ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Our small dog has seizures. They are getting worse. She

Our small dog has seizures. They are getting worse. She starts drooling this extremely thick and slimy, clear substance, then starts convulsing then shaking. Sometimes she produces maybe a cup of the thick, slimy stuff. We saw a vet who told us to bring her back if they got worse. We are going to do that, but apparently the meds they are talking about putting her on are expensive and not really very good for dogs. Any advise?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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Okay... Got router up and going! Our 10 yr. old male beagle,

Okay... Got router up and going! Our 10 yr. old male beagle, Jay, had dental surgery today (tooth scaling and 1 extraction). Jay began vomiting after being home for a few hours and it is concerning. Picked up @4pm EST March 20. Has since vomited 5 times, no food. Jay has epilepsy and must take PBarb twice per day. Missed last does and past exper. = high risk for seizure. He is not drinking water. Vet does not open until 8am.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jay?Customer: No

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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At 4:00 am, my 15 year old dog started screaming, like in

At 4:00 am, my 15 year old dog started screaming, like in pain and then started barking. He then started to run around the room. I also noticed there was poop and piss on floor of our kitchen. I was hoping that he would tire himself out. But then he ran out the doggy door and down the road. I had to chase him and bring him home in my car. He is now pacing not running, drinking water but not lying down.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: Sparky.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sparky?Customer: He normally sleeps a lot and is a Australian terrier Cairn mix.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,634 satisfied customers
My boy is 14 1/2 year old. He has been having seizure when

Hi Dr Andy, my boy is 14 1/2 year old ***** *****. He has been having seizure when he is coughing. It started a month ago. He was rubbing his face on the carpet and caused himself coughing then seizure started. It was last about a minute and he was screaming really loud.Two weeks ago he almost had one. He just looked unconscious but was back within seconds. Then today I was bathing him. When I picked him up then he started coughing, then seizure happened. This time we last about 20 seconds.We took him to vet after the first event. Blood panel looked normal overall. Heart sounded clear, no murmur. He has been taking low dose prednisolone due to IBD.What is causing this seizure? What's your opinion? Please advice.Thank you!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,634 satisfied customers
He is an 11 year old Pomeranian and suddenly was shaking,

He is an 11 year old Pomeranian and suddenly was shaking, breathing hard, heart pounding and couldn't stand upJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: PrancerJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Prancer?Customer: He has been diagnosed with collapsing trachea

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,634 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old Australian Shepherd I have been having

Hey I have a 5 year old Australian Shepherd I have been having problems with him having seizures for some time now. He has been to the vet all blood work, X-rays, and genetic test have come back completely normal. He normally on has them when he gets really excited, nervous, or scared. When he has them they last about 5 min he goes into convulsions sometimes even pees on himself. When he gets up he stumbles around foams at the mouth and does not seem to recognize me so he will run from me. Once he comes to he is back to normal? I have yet to get any kind of answer from any vets they all have told me they have no idea what could be causing it. Any help would be great!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,634 satisfied customers
My 9 year old boxer is having randomly yelping in pain. It

My 9 year old boxer is having randomly yelping in pain. It happens when she sits, stands, walks, turns around, or even just laying still. Her back arches and her head turns to the side. No vomiting or diarrhea. Not constipated and still has a good appetite. She has also started panting heavily sometimes too. We took her to the vet and they couldnt find anything wrong with her but there is obviously something going on. She been like this for a couple of months now and its getting worse.JA: 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 the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: No

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Richard Rawling

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS

20 satisfied customers
She was laying on the couch and start Breath in heavily

She was laying on the couch and start Breath in heavily through her nose. She would shake and joult her head back everytimeJA: 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: Lexi, almost 5 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lexi?Customer: Apparently about two weeks ago she started having a seizure and her eyes rolled back. I was away, but my sister said it went for about 20 seconds

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