I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old.
Hi pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old. Beginning of the year he had a narrow trachea issue which was given antibotics for. He's very mellow but my concern is his depression. I took him to the vet again and they said he has more of a mental issue and provided me with dog Prozac. I have decided to wait on the pills and just take longer walks or runs. He is very spoiled along with his sister Chloe. However Charlie worries me because he struggles to go on walks, I have to carry him half way, he wants to jump in any car thinking we are going somewhere (He loves car rides). anti other dogs with the exception of Chloe. Is afraid to go to the backyard (since 4th of july he's been afraid of the backyard). He only eats his food if I add a topping. He's currently on Merrick little plates- Grain free. was on Signature grain free before. Vet mention I should put him on puppy food. Wondering if the food is his problem. I give him a multi-vitamin with minerals. He gets excited when I come home for work for lunch and also after work, but soon he returns to the room (his safe zone). Today I brought him outdoors with me to sit and close the backdoor so he can use the bathroom. Something else we are having a issue with. He holds it even when we are home. Sorry for the long message, I feel hopeless. I even do the lavender oil vapor in the house for him. He just seems sad but I dont' know why? My husband does travel for work, but I'm not sure if they is it. My other Yorkie use to have separation anxiety as my husband traveled but she has gotten use to it and is a ball of joy. THis is the reason why I got Charlie to be her companion at home :(. His blood work doesn't show any signs. Should I get a second opionion and x-rays? Change his food? Add grains or rice?JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot? The Veterinarian's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. You can tell your Veterinarian that you want to work with someone else and they'll pass your question on to someone else.Customer: Charlie weights 8 lbs and is very thin, I can feel his ribs but doctor said his weight hasn't dropped so not much of a concern just to feed puppy food and give Prozac.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Prozac?Customer: I have not given Charlie the meds yet, I have been using alternative methods instead of being more active. But he quick wants to go back in the car :(
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My 5 year old pomeranian mix is very sick. he started
my 5 year old pomeranian mix is very sick. he started pooping bright red blood during the night with some diarrhea. Energy and personality are still the same as always but when I touch him, he feels hot and is panting even in air conditioning. what could be wrong and how serious is it? I just moved and haven't found a vet in my new city yet.
My dog ate some trail mix with raisins in it, whiskey hes 4,
Hi my dog ate some trail mix with raisins in itJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: whiskey hes 4JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: whiskeyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about whiskey?Customer: He had diarrhea this morning which was like 12 hrs after eating the mix
My 16 lb lab puppy ate a black macadam stone about the 3/4
my 16 lb lab puppy ate a black macadam stone about the 3/4 the size of a dime.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: ReeseJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Reese?Customer: No
My dog has been sick for a few weeks now. It started with
My dog has been sick for a few weeks now. It started with blood in her urine and was treated as an iurinary infection with antibiotics. Then after the antibiotics her stool were watery and loose plus she was vomiting often while still stringing to pee. Took her back to vet and found a stone in her bladder. She is scheduled for surgery Fri but I'm worried because tonight in her cage she had an accident while I was gone (diarrhea) and while cleaning it up I found a small skinny slimy black worm. Yuck!!! Could that be from her??JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: NO she has been put off her regular diet and being given a little hills digestive care canned food mixed with fortiflora-a probiotic powderJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: Female havaneese 12lbs
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My 14 dogs have Coccidia. My husband bought Sulmet today and
My 14 dogs have Coccidia. My husband bought Sulmet today and I am not sure how much to give them and then do I just put it in the water or over food???? Please helpJA: It's only $5. I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: to many to listJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: age is from 2mo to 4 yearsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: I cant name all of them . But pickels is one of them
My dog was x-rayed today and seems to have a large 1 inch
my dog was x-rayed today and seems to have a large 1 inch stone of some kind in his bowel- he is a Samoyed mix and 58lbs- hasn't eaten in two days . Two years ago he had an infection in his spine which we had given him a course of antibiotics for a year- could this be some kind of calcium builup? or did he really eat a stone?did it have anything to do with prolonged use of clavamox?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: EddieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Eddie?Customer: He still shows a little sign of infection in one of his vertebrae and has not had anantibiotics in a year. I am trying to decide if, because he is already 9, and in some pain if I should put him to rest.I can keep him an pain medication for the rest of his natural life, but the stone is a problem. He still is interested in being with his family, us, and climbing stairs to get to us, which I prohibit him from doing. Our other dog recently jumped on his back legs while he was at rest and that precipitated the x-ray.
My 8 year old female Basset Hound, Bailee's stomach gurgles
My 8 year old female Basset Hound, Bailee's stomach gurgles and she expresses a need to go out and eat grass. It also looks like her inner eyelid is a bit over her eyes (from the inside of her eye) and her whites are red. She seems a bit more tired than usual. She has had stomach issues for a long time...on and off. I have recently started feeding her Merrick's limited ingredients canned food, lamb and salmon. I used to have a Lab and fed her IAMS mini chunks. She passed away at 17, 2 months ago. She had no stomach issues. I still have some of that food left and have been giving Bailee some of that with her soft food and as a snack. I don't usually have snacks for my dogs or feed them table scraps. They have eaten raw carrots, potatoes, shredded sharp cheddar, some lettuce, and frozen blueberries. I have bought some frozen small bones from the freezer section at the pet store to help keep her teeth clean. I believe that is her diet. She is not one to eat a lot like the Lab. The Lab would get into the trash and steal food from the table if you didn't keep an eye on it. Bailee seems to be obedient to the point of waiting for me to tell her it is ok to eat whatever I place on the floor for her. Thank you for your insight into my Baby Basset's issue. PamJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if Bailee will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailee?Customer: She is smaller than the average basset, but both of her parents were supposed to be full blooded. We were not furnished with papers. She does not have any ear issues and loves to hunt rabbit. When she was about a year or so she swallowed a baby rabbit whole...LIVE...it was a real unpleasant situation for me and my family, but Bailee was very happy. I called the vet and they said she would be fine and with a day or so she was up and running around like nothing happened. She did lay around for a few hours I suppose digesting the meal. I think that is all I have.
I had read the health benefits of feeding my puppy some raw
I had read the health benefits of feeding my puppy some raw fruits or vegetables aside from just puppy chow and kibble, I of course looked into which fruits were best and which to avoid, Grapes being the number one avoidance across the board, but cherries was a mixed in results. In the past 2 days I have given as a small meal enhancer our 7 month Chihuahua/York Terrier 4 cherries sliced very very thinly not even getting down too much to the pit, and discarding the stem and pit. She also tried an organically grown, bell pepper from my dad's garden where I cut it into strips and then each strip into about 5 to 7 squares (she had that twice). I have now read more up on cherries and the toxicity of cyanide that are in cherries and am so so worried now that I may have already inadvertently dangered our puppy even while all signs show she is doing fine on the outside, I am worried. Please help.