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Judy. After being boarded 11 days, my mixed breed 32 lb dog

Judy. After being boarded 11 days, my mixed breed 32 lb dog had bright red skin on area south of stomach to tail and itched terribly. Other than food allergies, possible causes? Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Skin below tummy very inflamed. Local vet gave her shot of strong anti-inflammatory, itching stopped but skin still bright pink and she's lost weight. Appetite god but very thirsty.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

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Black lab 18 months old has had previous ear issues and lost

black lab 18 months old has had previous ear issues and lost some hair around his eyes was on antibiotic from vet it seemed to clear up he is on agrain free dog food Taste of the wild brand real smoked salmon sweet potatoes and vegtables,the last 2 days his eyes are puffed up worse than last time and inside his paws are all red and puffy.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog food's name?Customer: taste of the wildJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog food?Customer: he has been on this food for approx. 1 month eats twice a day seems to be going out to pee and poop fine

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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Dog itch problem. I have a female boxer cross and her pup of

Good Morning,Dog itch problem.I have a female boxer cross and her pup of 2 years.pup developed bad itch Early she had looked like small mange /mite which I treated with a lice wash.Its hot summer here now.pups neck is red from scratching and now losing hair from top of back legs from the same.Mum has itch on her belly. When they are not chewing at themselves they are cleaning each other - which mum started obsessvely with all her pups that never had this problem.I have washed in a eucalyptus mite bath, applied oatmeal water to help sooth and tried coconut oil. they just clean it all off.the oatmeal helps. anything else I can do.?? They are also every day in the seawater out front.ThanksMich

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Dr. Chelsea Pulter

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My pomeranian fell down the stairs while playing with my

Hello,JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My pomeranian fell down the stairs while playing with my other dog (also a pomeranian). They were playing pretty roughly so she sort of tossed him off of her and he took a full on tumble down a full flight of stairs to a hardwood floor at the bottom. He seems completely fine right now. I checked him immediately and other than seeming startled, he let me pick him up and press his body to check for injuries. We then went outside and he walked just like he normally does (no less energetically). He also was enthusiastic for water when we can back in). When we came back up the stairs he went running up without hesitation. And I've checked him again and he lets me touch him, no yelping or crying, no pulling away. So he seems fine....but is there anything I should watch for?? I saw him go down and it was really scary. He has a regular vet visit in the morning anyway, but I'm worried something could happen overnight and want to know what to watch for. Thanks, JenniferJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jennifer?Customer: I think I typed all the details above

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Bobby. dog went outside to poop, but blood came out instead

bobby. dog went outside to poop, but blood came out instead Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Dog was trying to poop, but a stream of blood came out instead of poop.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

25,262 satisfied customers
He is constantly chewing and licking his paws (1 mainly) his

he is constantly chewing and licking his paws (1 mainly) his claws on that foot have a brownish tent at cuticle area and the hair is reddish colored in between his toes.JA: 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: Hatchet and he is 4 yrs oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hatchet?Customer: No he's very stocky and healthy, I just know that this is bothering him but he can't stop! he's a ***** *****/rat terrior .... MY LITTLE JACK RAT!!

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

25,262 satisfied customers
She has a skin infection like this dog, but it seemed to

She has a skin infection like this dog, but it seemed to spread. We have tried antiseptic for dogs, tea tree oil, anti fungal, and coconut oil. The coconut oil seems to work the best. But as I said it seems to be climbing up her sides leaving her belly area.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the 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***** is 2 years old. She's a miniature pinscherJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rue?Customer: No.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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Dog Shakes her head alot and her ears smell bad. Can't see

Dog Shakes her head alot and her ears smell bad. Can't see anything bad.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Chloe. 3 yrs.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chloe?Customer: No.

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Dr. Chelsea Pulter

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

78 satisfied customers
I adopted an 8 year old male poodle (15 pounds) on 12/17/16.

Hello Pearl. I adopted an 8 year old male poodle (15 pounds) on 12/17/16. Peanut is originally from South Carolina. Peanut has had diarrhea since day one when I adopted him. His stool did get harder for a few days during these past 4 weeks. I was on vacation for the past 7 days and my dog sitter reported that Peanut has had diarrhea and is pooping all over the house 5-6 times daily. I picked up Peanut last night and yes, he has pooped 6 times in less than 24 hours (5 of those times in the house). The stool is becoming more and more liquidy and I have noticed some blood in it. Peanut is also drinking water a lot. Since 12/17/16, he eats constantly. Peanut is very alert and active. I tried calling my vet but have not received a response (perhaps due to the Martin Luther King holiday weekend). PaulaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about my?Customer: No.

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

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