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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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Dr. G.

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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.

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Dr. Altman

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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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Dr. Loretta

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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?

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Dr. Altman

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My name is ***** ***** and we have 2 year old staffordshire

My name is ***** ***** and we have 2 year old staffordshire terrier and he scratches alot and knaws at his legs and feet and has dandruff real bad on the back and up by the neck...when u touch his back his skin just crawls...he is on allergy tablets which helps a little but it is driving us nuts.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: he looks rough from all the scratching and such he does...up by his ears he gets that bleeding...we have tried some omega 3 oil in his food and i think that was working some but ran out..JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). 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.

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Jessica Keay

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My small but overweight dog (jack russel/Tibetan spaniel) cross

My small but overweight dog (jack russel/Tibetan spaniel) cross is constantly biting at itchy spots on her body. She has been flea regularly and gets bathed regularly too. She is biting so much that the hair is coming off her and she is really in a mess. I have been using a cream - Neoshoothe and homeopathy oral drops to no avail. Can you help please?

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Jessica Keay

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My dog scratches a lot. tried flea & tick , flea & tick &

my dog scratches a lot. tried flea & tick , flea & tick & lice, spray on flea & tick lotion.nothing helps for more than about 2/3 of a day. has started sneezing and occasionalwheezing for about the last week. I don't know what else to try.

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Jessica Keay

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My dog has to have grain and gluten free food and treats. can

My dog has to have grain and gluten free food and treats. can I use regular creamy p'nut butter in the treats?

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Dr. Karing

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My 6 year old dog has been seeing the vet since early 2015

My 6 year old dog has been seeing the vet since early 2015 for skin problems. Over the course of time, he has had several antibiotics in pill form and injections, steroids, skin scrapings, blood tests , medicated ear drops, Woods lamp test , skin biopsy to the tune of $4.000.00. Currently he has 'hot spots under his jaw, his ears, all paws (which are swollen) his stomach and chest. We have been bathing him every 3 days per Drs orders, but nothing as given him relief. Any suggestions?

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Jessica Keay

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