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Both of my Pitbulls suffer from occasional chin acne. They

Both of my Pitbulls suffer from occasional chin acne. They will scratch and sometimes cause bleeding. Both are being treated for allergies. Any suggestions for an at home treatment to prevent or help control?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 10 year old male Coton. He has had a couple

Hi, I have a 10 year old male Coton. He has had a couple cauliflower pink warts, 1 on his back and one on the tail for about a year or two. He had his yearly vaccination about 6-7 weeks ago and new one are appearing like crazy, 6 to February exact, all on his back, shoulder and thighs. They are very itchy and my vet only wants to give him a steroid or apoquel which I refuse to do. Is thuja effective and how much would I give orally? Could I also use it topically? Should I ask him to crush a few and give him azithromycin?

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Dr. Ellie

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Is there anyone I can send you a picture of whats going on?

Hi Pearl, is there anyone I can send you a picture of whats going on? It looks like he has a small abrasion under his tail, but his annus. Its not on his annus, but its where the tail and the annaus connect. There no hole or anything, just looks like an abrasion.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: We went hiking yesterday and he was just fine and today his tail wasnt wagging which was odd, so I looked at it and found itJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Dogs name is ***** ***** is 3 years old and a golden retrieverJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cooper?Customer: Nope, hes 100% healthy since a puppy has never had any problems with anything

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Katie Volat

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My french bulldog developed a cyst just below s rid cage.

My french bulldog developed a cyst just below his rid cage. Its about the size of a quarter.It has a dark spot in the middle. It drains but not enough to make a difference. What might this be?

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Dr. Bruce

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My 9 week Vizsla swallowed a piece of saran wrap. maybe

my 9 week Vizsla swallowed a piece of saran wrap. maybe 8'x10'JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: GingerJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ginger?Customer: no

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Dr Marta Lepes

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About 1.5 months ago, I noticed a big firm lump between my

About 1.5 months ago, I noticed a big firm lump between my dog's front toes, it's slightly red but not ulcerate or bleeding, took her to vet who prescribed a week of antibiotics as she suspect it might be foreign object that caused an infection, and said if it doesn't get better then she will need to cut it open. So after a week of antibiotic it is still the same, but then I started applying turmeric and coconut oil paste based on a suggestion from a holistic vet, it started to shrink in size, almost invisible to the naked eyes now but not completely gone as I can still feel a small sesame seed size lump, but it didn't get any bigger so I chose to wait and see. And about two days ago I notice two more lumps appearing on the same webbing area between the same toes, it's smaller than the one before but feels quite similar, semi-firm lump. Her nails and paw all looks fine, no limping, no swelling or loss of nails etc, and she doesn't seem to be too bothered by it, hardly see her lick. so I'm not sure if this could be a bacteria-based Interdigital furuncles or some sort of tumor, but can cancerous tumor appear as multiple lumps in same location?Please see link for pic as its too big to attach on here, the first picture is the old lump 1.5 months ago, second picture shows how it's almost gone now, together with the two new lumps next to her toe on the webbing.http://a68.tinypic.com/2unuaz9.jpghttp://a66.tinypic.com/2e21h4w.jpg

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Just noticed a large hard lump a on side of new, Just noiced

Just noticed a large hard lump a on side of newJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Just noiced a large hard lump on side of dogs neck. He seems happy enough. He is a five year old springer spaniel named Newton. Should we be concerned. This would only have arrived today.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Newton?Customer: No, other than he is not putting on any weight and we feel he is skinny. Have upped his food this week to high performance. He is a very energetic dog.

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Dr. Ellie

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I have a dog that is almost 8 years old. I just got her from

i have a dog that is almost 8 years old. I just got her from another owner about a month ago. before ownership was transferred, my friend took her to the vet. she is a healthy dog except she has a growth in her mouth that is affecting two teeth and is filled with bone. the vet says he cannot do the surgery so is trying to refer me to an oral surgeon. my question is: can he really not do the surgery or is her growth more complicated than it appears and requires a surgeon to remove the mass from her mouth. also, she is eating and drinking fine and it doesn't appear to affect her daily activities at this time. i want to fix it but i cannot afford to pour $7-9K into my dog's mouth.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?Customer: NinaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nina?Customer: she is a pit bull/french bulldog mix

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Dr. John

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My lab is sneezing with "" coming out of s nose and he seems

My lab is sneezing with green "snot" coming out of his nose and he seems to be trying to cough something up. Have tried many antibiotics and nothing has worked. Suggestions?

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Dr. Kara

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