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My dog seems to be getting sicker. Here goes.... About three

My dog seems to be getting sicker. Here goes.... About three weeks ago my dog got a cluster of what I thought were bites on his right hind end. My husband and I decided it was time for a good bath and new flea collar. Ironically, the spots (or bites or hives) began to increase about a week later. In the middle of all of this I accidentally brought home the wrong dog food one night. So we married the old with the new until it would be gone and I could purchase what he is used to getting. Now the spots are all over!!! Starting this past Friday night Aug 19th,he began puking up mucus and now mucus with blood. He is moving slow but still wants h20 NOT food. I tried to feed him a small amt. of boiled ground beef and he wouldn't take it. Yesterday, thinking it could be an allergic reaction I gave him a tiny dusting of a crushed up 10 MG loratadine on some peanutbutter and cracker, probably the equivalent of a 1/4 of the pill. Could this have worsened his problem???? Please help me ,!!!

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Christi Belew

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My dog a russel ,male 8 months ,has developed a skin

my dog a jack russel ,male 8 months ,has developed a skin infection/alergy .small red spots with white center,black areas on skin ,loss / thinning of coat. very itchy ,scratching a lot, making sore / imflamed patches on skin. I/We are at a loss to know what may be causing this condition, i personally suspect it could be somthing in one of the household detergents / sprays ect which my wife uses or the dog shampoo which is a bob martin product "Spring conditioning dog shampoo" Please can you help.

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Dr. B.

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Bright red rash, coughing/honking noise and sudden sagging

Bright red rash, coughing/honking noise and sudden sagging of skin around the neck.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: My dog. Odin. He's about 8 years old.JA: OK. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Odin?Customer: He has adverse reactions to antibiotics

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Dr. G.

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Toy Fox Terrier female never spayed. 12.5 yrs old. 'day

Toy Fox Terrier female never spayed. 12.5 yrs old. B'day Jan30She has contact Dermititus. Tremendous scratching, self mutilation by eating the hair on her paws and in b/t them, chewing her back. Giving Appequell and Royal Canine venison. Doesn't work and never has. Allergic environmentally and also strong food allergies. Cooked organic for her 8 yrs. and sometimes it appeared better but next week eye and ear infections and the return of the same thing. I don't know if there is any advancements in research that would be able to live out anymore yrs. with some quality of life benefit but I'm holding out for any help you could provide

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Dr. G.

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Itching weeks hair loss predisone inj. also antibiotic. lab

Itching for 2 weeks hair loss predisone inj. also antibiotic. lab said no to mange. worse We went to another vet wanted her to have salmon only diet. And krill oil caps. no improvement. Scally flaking. Dog and family are at their wits end. She is a 6lb Chihuahua.

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Dr. B.

Associate Veterinarian

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Our dogs have some type of skin problem that causes them to

our dogs have some type of skin problem that causes them to itch and pull hair out of the infected area. In the hairless area that has been cleaned away by the biting hair their is a small wound with a scab.

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Jennifer Van Noy

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea

My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea allergy dermatitis -large angry red pustules all over her groin. I took her to my vet who gave me an antibiotic and temeril P, along with a topical spray - GentaSpray. All this is fine. Up until this time, I have resisted using chemical flea treatments on her - long story --I had another golden who developed IMHA, and since then, I've never been comfortable with chemical treatments of any kind unless it is absolutely essential. It is apparent that some type of flea program is absolutely essential at this point -- I have not found anything natural that actually works on fleas.The vet prescribed NexGuard --which ordinarily I wouldn't question. However, since my dog is taking temeril P, which in certain circumstances can lower the immune system, I'm afraid to begin NexGuard, which is essentially an insecticide. There are no contraindications for NexGuard -- but I'd very much like to get another opinion on the safety of starting my dog on NexGuard while she is taking the antibiotic and Temeril P. My golden is 3 years old and otherwise healthy.Thanks very much.

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Dani Rabwin

Small Animal Veterinarian

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Losing hair in what appears to be a symmetric pattern on his

Losing hair in what appears to be a symmetric pattern on his back. Basically a diamond from tip of tail to middle of back. Dog is a black lab mix about 70 pounds. Bad smell as well. Does not act sick in any way.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Midnight. Just over one year old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Midnight?Customer: All other accounts he is quite healthy. Sleeps indoors. Eats well. Plenty of water. Plays outside most of the day in a fenced yard with other dogs (all ours).JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Midnight. 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. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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Our vet has put our dog on Prednisone skin rash, he continues

Our vet has put our dog on Prednisone for a skin rash, he continues to scratch and chew at him self and has gotten the area around the base of his tail raw. I was looking to see if benadryl would help with the itching and if it was safe to use in combination with the predisone.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: Milo and he's fourJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Milo?Customer: There's no fleas, he's been on a flea treatment for awhile.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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Doc Sara

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