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I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of

I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of ther time. The vet has run many different tests and can not find any thing wrong. She does have anxiety issues but only with thunderstorms and guns. I am really concerned that nothing seems to help. Any suggestions? I am affraid she is going to pant herself to deathJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I do give her Novox for hip dysplaysia and 2 mg alprazolam before a storm comes ( which doesnt work till the storm is over)

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I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy

Hello, I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy for quite some time. This month, they all started one by one having bloody stool and/or vomiting bloodJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: The blood is bright readJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Harvey, Dexter, Ralphie, Oscar, Stanley and RinaldoJA: How old is, Dexter?Customer: I currently have stool samples with my vet. Dexter is 10.. the others are hard to tell since they were all rescuesJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about, Dexter?Customer: My vet can't test for poison ... only parasites

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Dr. John

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I'm a volunteer foster and just cam across a 6 year old

Hi my name is***** a volunteer foster and just cam across a 6 year old female American bulldog I want to place her but rules are that spay is required. TCAP will not spay over 5 years age. is this age a risk or should I push the current owner to make the costly expense to spay her. I guess my point question is there a risk at this age.

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I am bottle feeding an orphaned puppy and his stool is

I am bottle feeding an orphaned puppy and his stool is yellowish and has a fowl odor...any ideas of why and what to do for it or is it normal

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Kelly Hill

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We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We

We have a 4 month old puppy that is a distemper survivor. We need to know when she can be distemper vacinated? She has siblings that were swab tested (nasal and inside eyelid). Two were negative and one positive. Is this an acurate test? Can they be vaccinated? Should all these dogs still be quarantined?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Read the previous textJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Are you even reading what I typed? No one is hurt.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: That's it. They all appear in good health even one testing positive after exposure same as sister.

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My 95 pound male dog urine burns out the grass horribly., I

My 95 pound male dog urine burns out the grass horribly., I was giving Lawn Guard bits from Doctors Foster & Smith that helped some. I was told that Pet Rocks work and I've been using that in his water and that has not helped at all. I stopped using the Lawn Guards since wanted to see if Pet Rocks would work.What can I give him so his urine stops killing my grass.

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I my dog (70lbs.) was give 2 doses of prednisone (20mg) this

HI,I my dog (70lbs.) was give 2 doses of prednisone (20mg) this morning by accident. One dose at 7 am and one at 9am. He should only have one 20 mg pill a day at this point. He is a 10 year old dog taking prednisone after heartworm treatment.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I would love some advice. My yellow lab Alex ate a 2 lb.

Hello, I would love some advice.My yellow lab Alex ate a 2 lb. (907g) of Joint Care Chewables (Drs. Foster & Smith) which contained (500mg) of Glucosamine HCI (shellfish origin), (500mg) of MSM, (400mg) of Chondrotin Sulfate (bovine origin), (10mg) of Vitamin C and 1 mg or less of Manganese and Zinc per chewable.I did go to my vet and they said they thought based on her weight and things she has eaten in the past (accidentally) she should be OK, but would have excessive diarrhea which she has had some of. She's drinking water and peeing and I don't seem to notice much difference in her behavior besides that she's definitely more lethargic. My vet said I could call Poison Control with the exact list of ingredients (above), but thought I'd start here.Alex is 9 1/2 years old, quite active and 65-70 lbs.Thanks for any advice, much appreciated!Mike

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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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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Dr. Gregg

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