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Are Norway Spruce and Keteleeri Juniper trees toxic to dogs.
Are Norway Spruce and Keteleeri Juniper trees toxic to dogs. I foster dogs and at our house being built the builder insists that these two trees be put in our back yard as a screen from our neighbors. If they are toxic could you suggest alternatives? Thank you.
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I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some
Hi I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some severe health conditions. I'm trying to work with some rescues to try to place him into a foster home but don't know how to describe the extent of his condition. So far the shelter hasn't responded to the rescue giving clear details but I ask them for his medical chart and they sent that to me. Could you please explain what all of the medical terms mean in a really simple way?My experience with him is he appears to have severe difficulty moving his limbs, though he seems to lift and move his head around with no obvious diffulty, he has extreme difficult moving even a couple inches forward. When I found him he was laying with his back to the kennel but after some time which I did not witness stretched himself out towards the door but I don't think he stood just scooted himself along. He had a water bowl but it was dry and when I refilled it. He lifted his headed up and started stretching it back and forth, like he wanted to go to it but couldn't and was stressed.his front paws started shaking and he arched them slightly then relaxed them and using this way managed to scoot himself about a centimeter forward per second. He stretched out his tongue when he got near the water bowl, stretching is whole neck, breathing a bit hard start drinking. He drank for a long time. He responded and moved his head freely to sounds, pricking his ears up and down. But his eyes appeared cloudy with mucus but seemed to see okay, following me when I moved. He leaned into my hand when I pet him. His was in a small kennel so couldn't turn around much but could stretch himself out. His bedding appeared fully soaked and smelled like urine, his belly was completely wet too. I couldn't see his back legs well but I'm guessing he peed many times while laying there unable to get up.Medical Summary scan negative intact male S-found as stray, eating well when fed O-QAR, muzzled, pink mm, +/- hydrated EENT-CAU, mucoid d/c OU (OD>OS), no nasal d/c PLN-all wnl CV-no m/a, sspp Resp-clear and eup GI-muzzled, SNP, NMP GU-MI, nsf MSI-BCS 2/5, non-ambulatory, motor present x4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), ok haircoat with dirt throughout, erythema and pinpoint raised skin lesions (dermatitis) on ventral abdomen Neuro-normal cranial nerves, motor present x 4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), CP deficits of HL (R>>L), anal and tail tone present A-4 yo MI Rottie 1. non-ambulatory with CP deficits of HL bilaterally 2. mucoid ocular d/c 3. ventral abdominal dermatitis P-parvo test-negative 2 view abdominal rads-no obvious boney or soft tissue abnormalities 2 view pelvic rads-no obvious fractures or luxations TAB-1/4 inch strip OU BID x 7 days cephalexin 500-2 tabs PO BID x 14 days feed TID small amts vet check to monitor for neuro status of HL prognosis guarded pending ability to use HLWeight 86.If could maybe just tell what the medical chart means? If there's a diagnosis and such I would really appreciate it.
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My 45 lb dog ingested aboutbars. Approximately 3 hours ago
My 45 lb dog ingested about*****bars. Approximately 3 hours ago and showing no sign of any discomfortJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Also the little wrappers, they were minis. Carson, 1 year old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Carson?Customer: He is a mixed breed, part doberman, a rescue and has a cast iron stomach, his foster mom told me :/ He is a counter surfer, unfortunatelyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
My pit has what looks like bug bites all over s body. he is
My pit bull has what looks like bug bites all over his body. he is active outside our Kentucky home which is located in the Daniel Boone National forest. Could he have some sort of poison ivy or oak? We also have a bad deer fly problem. He is an inside dog but we take him out to exercise a lot though out the day. He was also bitten by a copperhead snake several weeks ago on the nose. His activity level has dramatically decreased during the healing process and not returned. What is safe to put on the bites? or rash? He wears a Seresto flea and tick collar. He weights 85lbs.
Nekovet: Hope you are well. I need a little more help. I
For Dr. B/nekovet:Hope you are well. I need a little more help.I feel certain that Dolly wasn't septic and didn't aspirate. ButI can't drop the feeling that Dolly had an anaphylactic reaction to meds. The ER Vet Owner looked at the record and said that is what it was and it takes 2-4 hours. The ER Vet who treated her said she didn't know what it was and it just kept getting worse which fits allergic reaction, but they didn't give her epinephrine. Anaphylaxis fit the time frame for the Baytril/Rimadyl tabs - 5 PM. The radiologist report indicated an anaphylactoid event. Could that be meds? He did not mention them. I know you didn't think it was anaphylaxis. How did you rule that out? I know there were several reasons you ruled it out and something in the X-rays that pointed you away from allergic reaction, but I don't remember exactly what. I don't know what the radiologist saw. Would cancer look like ARDS on X-ray? She went so fast. Would cancer progress to death that quickly? I know meds kill people and animals. If it were an anaphylactic/toid event, would there be any visible or audible symptoms other than SOB or would it be just breathing difficulty? I read one vet article that said it usually begins in respiratory for people but circulatory and GI in animals and respiratory secondarily, but also could be localized. So that is confusing to me.I guess it doesn't matter to anyone but me. But I wish I could find peace with what did or didn't kill her.Thanks in advance for your help. I am trying to work on the book, but it is slow.
Salkin: You haven't heard from me in a while. That means
Hi Dr Salkin: You haven't heard from me in a while. That means all is well. My 8 week old pups are ready to go home. I have Giardia snap tests and they are and have been negative. Their stools are a little on the soft side. One of the pups is going to Long Island New York via Ferry. So I am driving the pup about 1/2 hour to the ferry. The lady has an 1 hour 15 min ferry ride to Long Island and 1 hour to get home with the little one. Can I give the pup and his 2 litter mates pepto?
My dog was just bitten by another dog. Both dogs healthy. My
my dog was just bitten by another dog. Both dogs healthy. My dog, I think, snapped at our foster who naturally reacted. My dog now has a couple of wounds in one ear and a puncture wound in her neck. It is not gushing blood (I have bandaged it somewhat) and she seems calm. Should I go to an emergency vet now or does it sound ok to wait until morning??
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I have had two dogs come down with parvo - I am in /rescueView more dog veterinary questions
I have had two dogs come down with parvo - I am in foster/rescue and a parvo pup came in. The two dogs are out of the vet hospital and recovering nicely. The problem is I have run out of isolation areas. Is it a substantial risk to let the two dogs be in quarantine together for the 2-3 weeks they continue to shed the virus?
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