Every since she was put on antibiotics and arthristis pain
every since she was put on antibiotics and arthristis pain med only for a couple days she has had blood spotting every so often around her mouth area on the pillow she sleeps onJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: dog 15 years old in fairly good health jack russelJA: OK. Welcome! How can I help with your dog?Customer: could the meds be the problem ? I am taking her to vet this afternoon they did blood work and full check up on Monday this weekJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help russel. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about russel?Customer: I looked in her mouth gums are pink but it seems to be coming from mouth
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Harley 9 year old gsd, slowed in eating, slight cough, lays
Harley 9 year old white gsd, slowed in eating, slight cough, lays down, acts disoriented, a little wobbly when she walks, eats pureed chicken and rice ok, drinks water ok, goes potty, but has no bm in few days- vet came yesterday gave penicillin shot, 10 days of clindamycin, thinks some type of oral infection, bleeding gums, lot of salivaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: HarleyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?Customer: no
DR. DEB ONLY ONLY ONLY…THANK YOU Deb, It has been awhile and
DR. DEB ONLY ONLY ONLY…THANK YOUHello Dr. Deb,It has been awhile and I hope all is well. How are your 4-dogs doing? I believe Meara had some health problems. I was thinking about saying hello about a week ago…and finally found a reason to write to you.Amy just turned 5 and is doing well.I brush her teeth every day and she still builds up tartar every 6 months. I do the scaling myself and this time I started to notice bad breath. Once I did the scaling her bad breath went away. I usually scrap about ¼ of an inch above the gum line. The scaling session will take about 1-hour. This time I noticed some bleeding along one side of the gum line on 2 teeth...the bleeding stopped really quickly. 90 percent of her gums are pink.I noticed there is a slight redness right above the gum line 24 hours after the scaling. This is either a result of the scraping the tartar or the beginning of Gingivitis.1. Will Gingivitis just go away if I just brush her teeth twice a day and do the scaling every 3 months instead of every 6 months?2. I found two topical products on line the first is gingivitis (Natural) by homeoanimal.com. which Ingredients are Belladonna, Mercurius Solubilis, Carbo Veg. Kreosotum. and the second is Healthy Gum at Petwellbeing.com. Look at their web site for the Ingredients…there is many ingredients. Does these topical work for gingivitis?3. I just took Amy to the Vet. for her yearly shots and pointed out the red gums on one side. She stated it could be as a result of the scraping or gingivitis. She prescribed antibiotic Cindamycin 150mg capsule to be given twice a day. Than follow-up with Proviable DC Capsules strength…which is because 4 year ago she had some soft stool issues. I ask the Dr. from a range of 1 (being good) through 10 (Bad) what does her teeth look like…she stated a 1. Therefore if this is gingivitis it is minor. My question to you is if this gingivitis, is this like an infection and will not go away on its own…than I should use the Antibiotic??? or should I use the Topical? Can her immune system make the gingivitis go away?4. What are the side effects of Cindamycin 150mg…?5. Can the Cindamycin 150 mg cause diarrhea?6. When people get gingivitis they get their teeth scraped and a solution is apply under the gums…can this solution be applied under the gums by a Vet…or does the dog need to be on anesthesia?7. I have other questions which I will ask during this meeting…Thank You,John
My dog has a epulis on her lower right jaw in between her
My dog has a epulis on her lower right jaw in between her premolars on the cheekside. Vet told me to leave it alone unless it affects her eating. It Doesn't seem to bother her and she eats her dry food. I'm going on s vacation in 3 weeks and I'm hoping it doesn't grow anymore or give her any trouble while I'm gone. She will be staying with the neighbors. It's about large pea size. Very loose.I'm just wondering if I should try to have it removed before vacation or schedule something as soon as I'm back
My 1 year old terrier/chihuahua threw up on Friday, and has
Hi, my 1 year old terrier/chihuahua threw up on Friday, and has been what seems to be hiccuping and gagging. He has been playing, eating, pooing as normal. He is fear agressive and had a terrible experience at a vet, so he's not the type of dog I can just take in to be seen.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the terrier eat anything unusual?Customer: He does chew on random things around the house. I did find him chewing on some of the wicker from his bed basket, I immediately took it out but he could have swallowed someJA: What is the terrier's name?Customer: PatrickJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Patrick?Customer: I got him from Oregon Humane Society in January, with some fear agressive behavior issues, so it will not be easy for me to take him in.
My dog has had a few issues with her mouth and I am
my dog has had a few issues with her mouth and I am wondering whether to bring her to a vet or whether I am connecting unrelated symptoms. She used to have small circle like sores in the back of the roof of her mouth. They eventually went away but then she got a stick stuck in between her teeth and although we got it out she still has redness (maybe a scar?) around the area the stick was stuck. She also would do a tremor with her mouth when she yawned. And recently she has had dried blood around her lips and it seems like she is biting the inside of her mouth in her cheek.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: Sashy is 2 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sashy?Customer: she recently had worms but we caught it early and she hasn't had any more eggs in her feces after the dewormer. She does not seem impaired by her mouth so I am wondering if I am just overthinking normal dog behaviors or if it should be looked into by my vet.Thanks!
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We have a 6 year old 7lb. mixed-breed dog that scratches her
We have a 6 year old 7lb. mixed-breed dog that scratches her mouth so hard she cries. She has done this since very young. When the attack hits her, she will stop whatever she is doing to scratch. It affects either side of her face. If we touch or massage her face during or after an attack, she will shudder very hard and resist our touch. It is very distressing for us to see because she is ordinarily a very playful and loving dog. It will happen at any time- even in the middle of the night. Bu it seems to happen more often in the morning hours. We have changed her food from time to time but it has always been a dried dog food. Our own vet doesn't know the answer so we hope you can help.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: I didn't write anything about noise. Her name is Katie.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Katie?Customer: She is probably a bit of a wimp with a low pain tolerance.
Thank you for offering this service! Basically, my question
Greetings! ...and thank you for offering this service!Basically, my question is this...Can a tooth infection or periodontal disease or gingivitis are seizures in a dog?Backstory...I have a Dalmatian that turned 12 in October 2016. Every year I schedule her check up around her birthday, and during her last check up in October her blood work came back absolutely normal which my veterinarian remarked about considering her age. She also had to be sedated to have her x-rayed to monitor her arthritis in her lower back where her vertebrae meet the pelvis. While she was under sedation I had them clean her teeth because her breath was absolutely Rancid. Her breath odor immediately improved after that, but shortly after the first of the year the bad breath returned and she started having seizures. My veterinarian put her on phenobarbital and after a week to 10 days the seizures stopped. (at least none have been observed since then) Her breath is again rancid smelling and very acrid. She has also started do bleed from our gums and have excessive drooling. My veterinarian suggested to brush your teeth hand I have been brushing her teeth with baking soda dissolved in water and with a little hydrogen peroxide, but after a day the odor returns. I took her in again for another exam and my veterinarian saw some inflammation on her gums and on her upper palate back towards her throat. I am wondering if her seizures could be caused by an infection in her mouth... or if the issues with her mouth is a secondary issue completely unrelated. I plan on taking her to CSU veterinary school in Fort Collins Colorado as soon as I get my tax return to see what they can determine. My vet suggested I take her there to possibly get a CAT scan or an MRI of her brain because he suspected a tumor was causing the seizures. I'm sad to say the cost of that is cost-prohibitive but I want them to address the issue of her bleeding gums and bad breath and hopefully we can at least get that problem taken care of. I am probably grasping at straws but could there be any correlation or causation from her mouth problems and her seizures?Regards,Mike Stone
Our cocker spaniel. Roxy, who is now almost 13 yrs old,
Hi,Our cocker spaniel. Roxy, who is now almost 13 yrs old, developed glaucoma about 5 yrs ago in her left eye. She now has a prosthetic for the left eye. We have been extremely fortunate in that her right eye has not been affected. Since the surgery she gets Timolol in her good eye 2x per day, Optimmune and Flurbiprofen in her bad eye. She also takes 1 Ocu-Glo vitamin once a day. She also takes thyroid medication, Thyro-Tabs and blood pressure, Enalapril. Our vet recently discovered, along with a good amount of plaque, that she has a broken tooth on the right side. He wants to put her under to do a dental cleaning and remove the broken tooth. My question - is there any possible danger or risk to her good eye in getting this dental procedure.Thank you for your time!Helen McRae
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