My shih tzu has constant dry flakey skin I have tried gluten
My shih tzu has constant dry flakey skin I have tried gluten free diet which helped a littleShe also does not eat any processes treatsDifferent medicine shampoo treatments didn't work eitherShe is now 8 years old What can I do to mprove her skinThanks Ann
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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?
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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.
Large and small animal Veterinarian
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.