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My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough. Given the standard
My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough. Given the standard antibiotic and temaril p. Since being on the temaril, he's had zero coughing episodes. I know conditions typically get worse, and he has not. Whatever was causing it has not seemed to progress as he shows no other signs of being ill. He's eating, playing, chasing aquirrels and mailmen, barking at the kids on the street and such. The vet listened closely to his heart and lungs and heard nothing. He just said that his tonsils were slightly inflamed. Now, I'm not sure how he got sick. He doesn't interact with other dogs. He hasn't gotten loose. He went to a groomer 3 weeks ago, but the incubation period is 3 to 10 days, so he likely didn't get it there. So that scares me. But all things being said, he is perfectly normal while on the temaril/antibiotics coctail. Is there any kind of indication I would see that he is getting better? Or is the temaril just masking the issue and will he regress when we stop the meds?
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My 9 year old male shih tzu has loose stools off and on past
My 9 year old male shih tzu has loose stools off and on for the past couple of weeks. It's worse today. He's been on Blue Buffalo dog food for these 2 weeks...gluten free & for sensitivities. Prior to this, during my working hours, he was staying with my ex who was feeding him home cooked (dog recipe) meals. He's no longer staying there and I need to keep him on his blue buffalo if possible. Any suggestions on what I can try? He eats a couple of blue buffalo treats during the day but no big ones.
My dog has had two small seizures this morning. She takes Apoquel,
my dog has had two small seizures this morning. She takes Apoquel, only 1/2 of 3.6mg pill but because we just moved back to Maine and her allergies seemed to be really upsetting her and making her very snappy at us I gave her 1-3.6mg tester and this morning. Have you heard of Apoquel causing seizures. This is a first for us. Baby is 6 and this skin allergy started last winter in Italy. She is on lamb and rice gluten free food. Thanks for your input. KarenJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Baby?Customer: She had 1/4 tab of ace, the tranquiler on thursday morning for the flight back to the USA from Italy but she was great. It was her 12th flight. I just don't wan to put her on anti seizure drugs if it's the ApoquelJA: 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.
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I have a cavichon that has digestive problems. She throws up
I have a cavichon that has digestive problems. She throws up yellow bile in the morning. Not always. She is on hills digestive id food pepsid, and regalin. Her tummy growls often and she licks her lips and acts like she wants to throw up but doesn't . I've spent over $2000 trying to find out what's wrong but she's not much better. Any ideas?
My 7yo lab weimereiner has a hx a frequent ear infections
My 7yo lab weimereiner has a hx a frequent ear infections that have always cleared up with 4 days of antifungal cream. Except this last one that started in July 2015. Three different antifungals, antibiotic liquid in ear, followed by oral antibiotics and ateroids. Dog is still in pain. Can not shake her head without whining, yelps if we touch her neck just right. Vet put her on steroids only as she said there is no sign of infection. It is the tight ear only. Dog eats fine, hard foods, no pain on eating. Has a thick brown wax that I need to clean out of ears. This has been since july. She never had a wax problem before. Is there a specialist for dog ears that I should look for? Could she have a tumor that is causing pressure? Damaged ear drum from long term infection? Our previous vet retired, and the new vet uses different meds.
My name is ***** ***** Kuhns. I have a 3 year old GoldenView more dog veterinary questions
Customer: My name is ***** ***** Kuhns. I have a 3 year old Golden Retriever that always seems to have some type of skin problems. The most confusing to me are the black crusty sores that she gets on various parts of her body. I've talked to my vet and she has been on various treatments for them but I am just frustrated on how to prevent them. I just noticed on the side of her face. From previous times I have a spray Gentocin Topical Spray 60 ml per instructions. I really would like to understand what causes them. She walks twice a day in various areas, park and/or woods. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: The sores from what my vet(s) have told me are a bacterial infection related to allergies of some type. She has had them off and on since November 2014. Sometimes they are worse than other times and she has been treated with the following at least 3 times for them: Cephalexin 500 MG 2 twice a day / Prednisone 10MG 1 tab 2 times a day for 5 days , then 1 tab once a day for 5 days, then 1/2 once a day / Gentocin Topical - spray on sores twice a day. They are black and crusty, small to start, when you wash off the black it comes back. JA: OK got it. Last thing – JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $19) to post your type of question to Dog Veterinary Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Ok.. I 've used Just Answer many times for different issues :-) JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.