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My 2 year old female french bulldog is acting unusual. She

My 2 year old female french bulldog is acting unusual. She is normally very high energy and jumps all over me and furniture. She had trouble jumping into the bed last night, and the bed is floor level. This morning she was grunting when she got out of bed. She's walking like she's stiff, and won't jump up on furniture, or hesitates before she does. We took her to the vet this morning and they said she has a bad ear infection that they believe is from a food allergy. But she's been eating Taste of the Wild for about 6 months with no issues. She has gas, but I think most frenchies do. They also think that is a food allergy. For the back issue, they prescribed pain meds that we are supposed to give her 2x daily, and bed rest until Wednesday. I was just out in the yard and found a dead and rotting rabbit that she was sniffing. We have a large yard with a shed, and it's sort of hidden behind the shed, so I hadn't seen it before. I'm concerned that his animal may have made her sick. She has caught and killed rabbits before, but we always got them from her before she could play with them.

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My 6 month old yellow lab puppy Ben has had a few bouts of

My 6 month old yellow lab puppy Ben has had a few bouts of diarrhea since we got him 4 months ago. We have been to the vet twice, given Flagyl both times. However the second time she said there was no infection just an imbalance of bacteria.These "bouts" of diarrhea have never occurred in the home, his behavior has never been inappropriate. Eating normal, acting normal playing normal. Only thing is he butt scooted for two days (we attributed this to full anal glands) with a change in diet it improved, formed stool, no more butt scooting.So today he is having #6 from purinas fecal chart. Very slight amount of mucous noted (this is different than his over times he has had #6 loose stools).We did feed him peanut butter in his kong and he has had some frozen beef rib treats (they have rest reviews and he never swallows bone we always watch and take it away when he gets done).Should we take him back to the vet for another $170 visit? I feel like other people don't watch their dogs poop as much as me and my husband do and my family has said that sometimes their dogs would have looser stools cause of something they'd eat and then it would get better.Should we just restrict his diet to just his natural balance healthy digestion food (no peanut butter or meat bones) and see if it gets better?For treats we use his food.

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My 5 month old german shephard has been scratching and

My 5 month old german shephard has been scratching and losing her hair. She has been to the vet numerous times and been on antibiotics, prednisone, allergy pills to no avail. She is on really good grain free food so I don't know what to do.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 German shepherd's name?Customer: Kelly. She has the Seresto collar, and was found not to have fleas and she was tested for mites and does not have them either.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kelly?Customer: No. She has been going practically every week.

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Dr. Kara

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My Female German Shepherd Chow mix has lost hair on her, her

My Female German Shepherd Chow mix has lost hair on her butt, her eyes are very swollen, she is biting and licking on her paws constantly and is scratching all the time. She has a history of allergies (about this same time last year) so I started her on benadryl again but it doesn't really seem to be helping at all. Is there more going on?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 German shepherd Chow's name and age?Customer: Dixie. She's 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dixie?Customer: She was overweight so we've had her on a diet for about a year. With canned veggies and dry dog food can't think of anything else

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Dr. Kara

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Been using Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment on dog's eye, but

been using Terramycin Ophthalmic Ointment on dog's eye, but he rubs and licks it off his paw (even with cone on) and have vomited up his food 2 days in a row after application. Is this a side effect? He still has an appetite and is drinking water.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No, not that i am aware of.JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: SkeeterJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Skeeter?Customer: He is 60 pounds and a lab mix

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My lab has a spider web looking matter in her lungs that has

My lab has a spider web looking matter in her lungs that has shown on x-rays. After a battery of tests at our excellent local vet and the University of MN, we have ruled out blasto, foxtail, etc. The opinion is that is some form of allergy. Her clinical symptoms were an occasional low cough, normally just first thing in the morning and only a cough or two. Her eyes have been a bit inflamed, she has always had sensitivity to shampoo. She has been licking her paws quite a bit. We are not smokers and she is not exposed to smoke. We've reduced the use of after shave/perfume and have changed dog food to lamb from chicken and she lost weight, so are switching to pro plan salmon and rice and that seems to be helping get weight back on.We suspect she has food allergies and some type of respiratory allergy. Seems to be sensitive to a number of things. She is on steroid treatment to help clear up her lungs. I think we need to identify the source of her allergy so that we can effectively manage the situation. We want to breed her but worry about passing these challenges on. She is an amazing pet and hunting dog. She just turned 3.

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I have a rescued Great Dane who has had a sensitive stomach

I have a rescued Great Dane who has had a sensitive stomach since I took him 8 or 9 years ago. I finally found a dog feed without grains, soy that has been wonderful. However, he has had 2 days of stomach problems with loose stool and one day of throwing up. I have used Mylanta because it smells like a sour stomach. Any suggestions?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: I never give him anything but a special food without the grains, wheat, soy, etc. It has chicken, chick peas, etcJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Bubba- 12 to 13 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I take him often to the vet. He is aware of the stomach issues which I understand is common for Great Danes

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Dr. Kara

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I'm not sure if ts really dry skin but he skin looks darker

I'm not sure if ts really dry skin but he skin looks darker and she is loseing hairJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Pit bull/boxerJA: OK. What is the bull's name and age?Customer: Roxy she is 3JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Roxy?Customer: No

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Scott Perry

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My female spaniel had a slight amount of blood last. She had

My female spaniel had a slight amount of blood last BM. She had colitis in the past from eating garden plants....probably the same now. She is very spry and has no other sx. Are there any antacids or OTC remedies I can give her? I am a retired RN and not "alarmed" by this but don't want to give her any OTCs if they would be ineffective or harmful.

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Dr. Kara

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