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My family rescued a Maltese poodle mix dog with a heart

My family rescued a Maltese poodle mix dog with a heart murmur. I was told by the vet recently that it's a stage four. I'm not sure if I should spend the money to have the ECG and hospitalization. Currently I am not employed but we love her so much. The Berkeley Humane Society had x-rays and an ultra sound done before we rescued her eight month ago. I am waiting on the ASPCA to get back to me with next steps. Any suggestions please?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Maltese's name?Customer: NalaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nala?Customer: She had a lot of teeth extracted and she has several that are still pretty bad. I believe she has gum disease as well. It appears as though she also may have had puppies at some point in her life

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

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My two year old silky just lost a tooth on the upper part of

My two year old silky just lost a tooth on the upper part of her mouth (it was a small one) and she spat it out. We brush her teeth daily witb Tropiclean. The only things she bites are her Nylabones and she loves to play tug witb her squeaky plush toys. What could have caused this? And should i be worried?

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Dr. Kara

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I have a boxer with a swollen gland on his left side under

I have a boxer with a swollen gland on his left side under jawJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Wallace 3.5 yrsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Wallace?Customer: He's just as active as always runs jumps eats

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Dr. Kara

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My dog was doing what sounded like reverse sneeze off and on

my dog was doing what sounded like reverse sneeze off and on last night for about 2 hours. noticed it one again this afternoon but then she vomited a bit after she ate. it looked like clear liquid with a little un-chewed kibble in it. Should I take her to the vet? doesn't seem overly lethargicJA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: she had stomach issues about 2 weeks ago and was on a chicken/rice diet

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Dr. Kara

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Our dog has been snorting all day, he is now shivering and

Our dog has been snorting all day, he is now shivering and his body stiffness up when he is snorting. I think he got into something in the yard earlier today.

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Dr. Kara

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My 5 month old Westie ate dinner tonight and all of a sudden

My 5 month old Westie ate dinner tonight and all of a sudden is snorting every few minutes uncontrollably and won't eat a bone or treat. She lays calm but seems a bit uncomfortable. Could she have an object lodged in her throat.

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Dr. Kara

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Got disconnected earlier, He is drooling intermitantly from

Got disconnected earlierJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: He is drooling intermitantly from left jowl. Has red watery eyes. Has been off balance. He also shakes his head violently like he is smacking them against his headJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Right jowl

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Katie Volat

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My dogs is having breathing spasms in his chest or belly. He

My dogs is having breathing spasms in his chest or belly. He will go for a few minutes and then stop. I originally thought it was something in his throat but I can feel it in his belly when it happens.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Cesar 10JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cesar?Customer: He has a thryoid condition and takes med and takes novox for arthritis.

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Dr. Kara

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He a 9.5 years old fix purebred shihtzu he throws up every 5

he a 9.5 years old fix purebred shihtzu he throws up every 5 or7 days the yellow flue he got bad breathJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: no he on his dogfood for his breed that all sometimes he eats cesar food but I watch him he being sick for a whileJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: noname we got him from shelter .JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about we?Customer: no he loves to eat . he got a little white pimple underside of his tonge

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Dr. Kara

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  • Hello, and thank you! I am having extremely severe tooth and gum disease problems, i.e. ROTTING! Seems to affect my body with scabs, open wounds. My dogs love to lick these. This cannot be healthy to them, right??
  • My 14 year old chihuahua, with gum disease appears to have a back tooth poking out of the side of her mouth. Emergency vet visit?
  • My yorkie has gum disease lots of teeth have been removed in the past she's about 12-14 years old she has a loose tooth won't estate all is lethargic
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