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She's really itchy, so much so that she can barely go for a

She's really itchy, so much so that she can barely go for a walk without stopping to scratch. We adopted her a week ago, and ithe itching started shirtly after that and has gotten much worse since then. At first it was just a little scratching, now it's nearly constant. We gave her NexGard today so if it's fleas it should be gone by tomorrow. The vet also suggested we give her Zyrtec, so we tried 10mg of that. Her food is gluten and corn free. Suggestions?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wounds on her feetJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Annie, 9 yrs old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Annie?Customer: She had a lepto shot today.

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She got sores and rashes all over her. took her for haircut

she got sores and rashes all over her. took her for haircut and they found them and would not cut the hairJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?Customer: she has been acting sluggish tooJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Trixie and she was born in 2004JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Trixie?Customer: no she has been fine up to about a week ago

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She is allergic to flea bites. Is there a med to repel fleas

She is allergic to flea bites. Is there a med to repel fleas before they bite?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: Tiramisu, eleven. A friend has Chihuahuas and they brought fleas in when we cared for them a week. This is the first time the allergy has manifested. She was miserable and completely destroyed her Shih Tzu tail!!JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tiramisu?Customer: She takes Triflexa which has been fine until the allergy showed up.

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I have a dog and about 3 years or so ago, we had a pretty

Hello! I have a dog and about 3 years or so ago, we had a pretty bad drought in which the fleas thrived in. You would take one step outside and your legs would be covered in fleas. Now, imagine how my dog felt. He ended up scratching himself to the point that he lost most of his fur. It's grown back, but not how it was. It's very course and thin and his skin is still not in good condition. His skin is oily and whenever you pet him for five minutes or so, you start to get a little but of a rash on your skin. Do you know why his skin and hair are like that? We've given him baths and benedryl, but nothing seems to get it back the way it was. He has somewhat of a smell, but his skin and coat just feel gross.JA: I'll do all I can to help. 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 your dog?Customer: He's probably about 8 years old or so and he's seems like he has a lot of arthritis because he's very stiff, but that's about it.

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He's bald from his back to half way down his tail. he's very

he's bald from his back to half way down his tail. he's very itchyJA: 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: i didn't use any medication on him. his name is ***** ***** he's a year/ year and a half. pit/lab mixJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about tiger?Customer: he's just itchy and balding. he started off just itchy, he's been losing more fur over time. been about three months since the itching started

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My dog is having skin problems that aren't going away and

My dog is having skin problems that aren't going away and now it seems to be getting worse.

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He is chewing the hair off of his tail, Hoosier. 9 year old

He is chewing the hair off of his tailJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Hoosier. 9 year old black lab/pit bull cross. We are on a farm, raise goats and horses and have a few barn cats. He has been de-wormed with Ivermectin and doesn't itch anywhere.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hoosier?Customer: Just showing signs of his age. Moves slowly and seems sore and stiff, so now he is on Cosequin.

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My dog has torn open her skin due to biting at it. I've.

My dog has torn open her skin due to biting at it. I've. Thought her to my vet multiplayer times. This started in April of last year. They have prescribed her multipal medications thinking it is a skin allergy. I have been looking things up online and I think she may have worms.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your 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 and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she is 5JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about coco?Customer: She also vomits yellow foam most mornings

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She is itching and smells even after a bath. What can I use

She is itching and smells even after a bath. What can I use to help her with her odor and scratching?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: Scout and she is 13JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scout?Customer: No

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