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We are considering adopting a 10 year old Rat Terrier. We

We are considering adopting a 10 year old Rat Terrier. We have been fostering her for 3 weeks. Two times during this period she has vomited up undigested dog food. Has mucus in her stool. For the first visit back to the vet they put her on SMZ and Metoclopramide. Came home on that regimen and 7 days in a vomiting spell of more undigested food. 3 days later another spell of vomiting undigested food and feces with significant mucus. During these two visits to the vet dog was dehydrated would not eat nor drink and was lethargic. Was put on IV fluids during first spell.This last flare took 3 days for the stool to cycle through mucusy diarrhea. Temp with last visit was 99.6.Blood panels were drawn twice within the last two weeks. All is normal except having elevated RETC, ELEVATED PLT, and low CREA.Just today an X-RAY and an Ultrasound was preformed with no findings.The dog has not consumed anything for 3 weeks other than Science Diet Maturity small bites. Can you give some advice on this dog?

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Dr. Amanda

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I brought a 14 pound dog home who has just been spayed, has

Hi....I brought a 14 pound foster dog home who has just been spayed, has an upper respiratory infection, is on antibiotics and other medications. I dropped a 10 mg Adderall on the floor and she ate it. Will she be OK or do I need to do something?

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Dr Marta Lepes

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Her fatty lump burst today. It is not bleed, the fluid burst

Her fatty lump burst today. It is not bleed, the fluid burst but now it has a semi hard puss coming out of it when I washed it with a damp cloth. I have put two doses of Neosporin on it since it burst. SHe does not seem to be in pain and does not cry or try to get away from me when I clean it. This time, there was a little blood mixed in with the pussy substance, like a pimpleJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: No Noise, just fluid. Rosie Marie and she is 7JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rosie Marie?Customer: She was abused as a puppy but I adopted her 2 years ago from her foster family. She is not acting funny and is eating and drinking.

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Christi Belew

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I have an otherwise healthy 15 yr old poodle mix. She has

I have an otherwise healthy 15 yr old poodle mix. She has had loose stools on-and-off for about a week and today noticed drops of bright red blood. I weighed her and she went from about 11 lbs to 10 lbs in two weeks. Should I go to an ER or wait until Tues (bad timing for a holiday)? The nearest open vet is 2.5 hrs away or I wouldn't hesitate.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Two puppies possibly ate chewed up gum from my sandal.

Two puppies possibly ate chewed up gum from my sandal.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: They're foster pups, I call then Sam and DeanJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about then?Customer: I made one throw up, the other didn't and then I fed hen a little bc I heard that with possibility of xylitol poisoning, you should feed them as well

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

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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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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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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

Veterinarian

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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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Dr. Andy

Veterinarian, Medical Director

Doctoral Degree

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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

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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