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My 8 year old poodle mix has had four occasions of suddenly

My 8 year old poodle mix has had four occasions of suddenly not wanting to eat anything, with a loud stomach and discomfort that ended in diarrhea. The first two times were several days apart about two weeks ago. Last week it happened again but the end of the diarrhea was very bloody, not just streaks. Once it passed he was fine and went back to eating and playing as usual. A day or two later it happened again with even more blood. His stool starts as normal and the tale end is bloody diarrhea. The first three times were in the morning. The most recent time happened in the middle of the night last Saturday. Since he went back to normal after it passed I didn't take him to the emergency pet hospital. Now it's been almost three days of normal stool and eating, although his breath does smell a little odd. During the course of these episodes he was getting into the food I feed my large dogs. He liked it so much that I bought the small breed version. I mixed that with his food the day of or before the first bloody incident so I assumed there must be something in that brand of food that he can't handle, but I'm wondering if it could be something else.

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Dr. Gabby

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My dog now has symptoms of giardia after about 3 months of

HI,My dog now has symptoms of giardia after about 3 months of being treated for it...she has been plagued with this condition for a couple years. the vet charges a fee for diagnosis and then another $30- or so for the medication to treat giardia..Flagil?. we live near water and walk there frequently. Is there a low dose medication that I can give her to prevent this condition from occurring so frequently?

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I was wondering about the Zyrtec dosage for dogs. I see so

I was wondering about the Zyrtec dosage for dogs. I see so many conflicting dosage amounts. My 10 months old Scottish Terrier is taking 5mg per day. She is 20lbs.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the Scottish terrier?Customer: She has constant itching of ears, feet, body etc. Its not intense all the time. She was tested for food allergies and has been only eating what she is not allergic to.JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the Scottish terrier's name?Customer: Annie- She takes flea and heart worm medicine as wellJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Annie?Customer: I don't think so

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Dr. B.

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Red rash and losing hair itchy, Baby, age 9 years, Body

Red rash and losing hair 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: Baby, age 9 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Baby?Customer: Body feels hot where rash is

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Dr. B.

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My husky had a tad of blood under her tail near her rectum

My husky had a tad of blood under her tail near her rectum when I looked. I just happened to see three dots on the floor this am. I had her on duck food but made her constipated. I switched her back to her weight management food acouple weeks ago. Its a bright red not dark red. I didnt see any in her stool. She runs and plays as usual. Just worried about the drops I saw.

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Dr. Kara

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He has been diagnosed with pre-CHF. The medicine he was

Hi - He has been diagnosed with pre-CHF. The medicine he was prescribed (Vetmedin) has terrible side effects. His cardiologist said just reduce the dosage, but he is vomiting now. I need a better, safer alternative to help him. He will not continue to get this medication. The side effects actually list "sudden death". I have read magnesium and vit c (among other herbs and vitamins can help. But dosage is not listed. My dog is a 10 year old toy poodle who weighs apprx 15 lbs. he's been gaining weight since he was diagnosed. He also has a terrible cough /gagging that we can't seem to get under control. The cardiologist refuses to accept it's part of his heart condition.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your toy poodle eat anything unusual?Customer: He has stopped accepting his very expensive dog food (he was on fish & sweet potato kibble because he has multiple food allergies.JA: What is the toy poodle's name?Customer: Now he eats mostly low sodium homemade foods. His name is Max.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: He's had a few seizures in the past. He does not take medication for it and hasn't had one in some time now (over a year). And he's really cute and lovable unless he's on that medicine, then he's mean.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: ok

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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.

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We live in the country, my dog came in last night very

We live in the country, my dog came in last night very lethargic, seems to have an insatiable thirst, that he can only keep down for a few minutes. His attempt at a bowl movement only produced a few drops of thick looking blood. I am quit concerned about him.

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Dr. Kara

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We have been struggling with a few bouta of diarrhea with

We have been struggling with a few bouta of diarrhea with both our dogs recently. One had it about 3 weeks ago and got over it. The next had it about 2 weeks ago and I had to take her in to the vet. She was given Metronidazole 250mg tablet giving half a tab every 12 hours for 8 days. Her stoolseemed to harden for the last few days but than she had two looser stools somewhatlike ice cream like...eww and greenish. Finally it seemed to get better but both were displaying sneezing more often and backwards kind of coughing and hacking. Once the medicine was over she was better for a day or two and than the diarrhea started up again along with our other dog again. We were still giving them chicken and rice and no new food had been added. We took them back to the vet on Wednesday and they did all blood work and full fecal exams and everything came back normal. They were both prescribed the metronidazole and put of royal canine food. Stools are back to normal in our male dog but still a little mushy and green in our female dog! They are still sneezing here and there and have some eye boogers as well. What else could be going on should we be worried about distemper even if they are vaccinated?

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Dr. G.

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