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I have a 2 yr old yellow lab who is itching terribly, more

i have a 2 yr old yellow lab who is itching terribly , more now than ever. I feed him Orjen , first chicken formula , switched now to beef formula, I also give him two raw patties from Instinct. nothing helps, what could this be?thanksJA: 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?Customer: I amJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I give REX only once a month heart worm medicine along with tick pil. Sentinel and simparica

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Dr. B.

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My 8 yr old, 90+lb pit started making odd noises when he

My 8 yr old, 90+lb pit bull started making odd noises when he breathes and has been burping a bit. There is no discharge and He isn't coughing up anything. He seems fine otherwise, he's eating, drinking and up to his usual antics. After seeing the articles on reverse sneezing, it sounds like what it could be. My worry is the congestion-like breathing. Does this sound like reverse sneezeJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: He does have grass and food allergies but otherwise healthy

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Dr. B.

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Stomach issues re-occuring every 3 to 4 days. he is a mix of

stomach issues re-occuring every 3 to 4 days.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: he is a mix of datsun and terrier. I got him from a rescue shelter in January of this year. They told me he was 4 years old. Weighs 26 LBJA: OK. What is the terrier's name?Customer: RustyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rusty?Customer: We have been told by my local vet that he has an alergy to a food product. We were told to get him off anything with Chicken or Beef. We have done that. He is on a Limited Ingredient Diet. We are making sure he doesn't get what he is not supposed to have. When he is having his stomach problem he will not eat and his stomach makes loud noises so that you can hear it while he is sitting next to you. He will also poop everything out of his colon until he is pushing out clear liquid and then rub his butt on the ground. He will sometimes throw up and it always looks like phlem.JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Rusty eat anything unusual?Customer: No, we have been very careful.

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My dog does not have fleas but she is biting herself often

My dog does not have fleas but she is biting herself often and she also has small white pimples with black at the tip of the pimples at her anus areaJA: 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: Eve and she is 14weeks oldJA: How old is Eve?Customer: 14 weeks oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Eve?Customer: she also has a redness in the hair around her belly

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Dr. B.

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My dog has a skin issue on the top of her head, Indi 6months

Hi, my dog has a skin issue on the top of her headJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Indi 6months oldJA: How old is Indi?Customer: 6 months oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Indi?Customer: No, she's very happy & settled but the sores seem to be getting worse

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Scott Perry

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Altman, I hope all is well, Lola was doing fine afternthe

Hi Dr Altman,I hope all is well, Lola was doing fine afternthe barium series, her poop went back to being normal for a couple of days, then I began feeding her the dry food again which is a chicken formula, and her diarrhea suddenly came back, I did an elimination process for possible food allergens and realized it was the chicken she could be having a reaction to, i switched her food to Merrick's real texax beef with sweet potato, and i was adding fresh boiled sweet potato to it, she started to get better on it, her poop was more firm, not completely firm but it wasn't diarrhea anymore, and now yesterday her diarrhea came back again, not sure what to do now.. i feel stressed and sad for her because am not sure how to help her

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

19,088 satisfied customers
We have a rescue dog, Shi-Tzu male. He appears to have

hello, We have a rescue dog, Shi-Tzu male. He appears to have gastrointestinal issues. We noticed that after he eats his dog food, he is restless, chases his bum, sometimes chews on his let, and sometimes whimpers in discomfort. I hear is stomach gurgling and has gas. Not knowing the dog history, I am not sure why types of dog food or special dog food to use. Pumpkin...or maybe something else. He was tested for worms and we treated him for tape worms. Other than that, he seems to be a very good dog.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations Shi-Tzu 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. How old is Shi-Tzu?Customer: 4 and 1/2 yrsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shi-Tzu?Customer: No, he seems like a normal dog other than his episodes after he eats. We thought maybe it was a nervous behavior but after 2 months with the dog, we narrowed it down to a behavior only after he eats. It can last about 30 minutes Plus or minus depending. But it does seem to be associated directly with eating.....and time after he eats

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Happy Mother's Day today if you're a MOM! We have 2 Westie

Good Morning Pearl and Happy Mother's Day today if you're a MOM!JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: We have 2 Westie puppies, siblings, a boy and a girl that are 6 months old. The boy, Logan, constantly licks all his paws....excessively. He's not chewing but rather licking for hours a day.JA: OK. I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Logan?Customer: No, his healthy, happy and playful. The licking bothers us apparently more than it bothers him.

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Dr. B.

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We went on vacation for a week and left our 15 year old pug

Hello! We went on vacation for a week and left our 15 year old pug (Homer) with a sitter. He did awesome with her and everything went well, but on the last day and a half he ran out of food. She gave him some of her dogs food for his meals and he returned home shortly after.We gave him his dog food upon his arrival and went on with our lives. The following morning after he returned home he just didn't seem himself- more lethargic than normal and kind of just down in the dumps. When he was let outside to use the bathroom he seemed to have a really hard time. We encouraged him drinking lots of water and gave him a teaspoon of pumpkin to try and help him poop. Shortly after the pumpkin he ran outside and exploded. We were ecstatic- until the diarrhea continued throughout the day. We cooked up some beef and rice and started gave him some for dinner and unfortunately the diarrhea has continued. It's been about two days now on rice and beef and he's still suffering from diarrhea episodes. He also threw up once last night- which was just a giant ball of rice fluff.What should we be doing? Should I be concerned about a blockage? He's been sleeping the majority of the day and we're withholding food for now, but I'm scared something serious is happening. Please let me know if you think you can help.

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Scott Perry

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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