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I have an 7 year old female dog who has had a bit of loss of

I have an 7 year old female dog who has had a bit of loss of appetite over the past 2 days. Yesterday she started pawing at her mouth on the left side and I notice her gums are red and a bit inflamed on that side of her mouth. I am out of work and money is an issue. What are my options for her?

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Krista Kline

Associate Veterinarian

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I have a video but my miniature pinscher (21 months, 13 lbs)

I have a video but my miniature pinscher (21 months, 13 lbs) for 2.5 days has been constantly licking his body and paws. He bending his neck to reach back to his sides and even tumbles over trying to lick himself. He is primarily an indoor dog and I live in a very clean and perfectly sanitary home, alone with no other pets . The dog had a bath the day before he started this behavior and I haven't changed his shampoo for food so I cannot understand why this behavior change. He did not get injured and I was with him over the weekend almost the entire time and didn't notice any trauma. For these past two days he has been sniffing a lot and even sniffing and licking the air. He is not calming down. I'm holding him right now so he calms down and he is constantly yawning and sniffing. I brought him to a veterinarian yesterday morning and the vet inspected his anal glands and his eyes and his ears and said there is nothing physically wrong. What could this be? This dog has had the nicest and cutest most perfect temperament and is a well trained, sweet dog. It is heartbreaking to watch him do this constantly. How do I post a video? What is this?Nikki (NY)

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Relief Veterinarian

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My silky terrier's head feels unusually warm to the palm of

my silky terrier's head feels unusually warm to the palm of my hand. Is this a sign of trouble? Fever?

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Dr. Kara

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Why does my dog keep making a hiccup like noise?

My year and a half old dog Rollie, keeps making a hiccup like noise, like something is stuck up his nose. He is a half Ridge half Wienermeir

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Dr. Kara

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I have a 7 yr old Bouvier who was speyed at 12mts and has

hi - i have a 7 yr old Bouvier bitch who was speyed at 12mts and has had dental operation to remove her 2 back teeth and a couple of front teeth from gum disease.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: the op was 4 weeks ago. she has been eating ok till 1 week ago when she stopped eating. she was 39kg at the time of the op now shes 34kgJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: mazzieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Massie?Customer: shes on anti nausea meds - will get the name of them soon and shes ben on synaven injections for 2 mths for arthritis

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Dr. Ellie

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My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a

My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a prescription diet. Can I still use dog toothpaste or is there something else I can useJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: He has food allergies and environmental allergies. I want to brush his teeth but I don't know what I can use. Is dog tooth paste okay or is there something natural I can you with his toothbrushJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tate and he is 3 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tate?Customer: He is on a prescription diet (hills Z/D) and the vet hunks he may have environments allergies. He is on his third week of no medication so that he can have allergy blood tests done.JA: 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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Rebecca

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My dog has been making a snorting noise all day. Sometimes

My dog has been making a snorting noise all day. Sometimes it gets bad and he can't control it and his whole body convulses as if he is dry heaving. It sounds like a pig, or like when a human snorts mucus. He does it the pig noise more when he is eating or sniffing things. It seems to be affecting his barking too. Should I be concerned? What could this be?

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Dr. Kara

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My dog just had surgery yesterday because they found a mass

HI. my dog just had surgery yesterday because they found a mass on his gum line. It looked like a red gumball with a tiny little one hanging from it. When they were in surgery, they had to remove five teeth due to abscesses and loose teeth. My dog is 13 and I have been so reluctant to put him under, hence the problems. My vet will not tell me what he really thinks and I'm very concerned. They sent the mass for biopsy. My question is: Considering that he had teeth pulled and the abscesses, could this mass have been related??

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

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My westie, 11yrs. has gum disease. He's had teeth out, but

My westie, 11yrs. has gum disease. He's had teeth out, but has little tartar, strong teeth and one vet didn't even believe me! I cannot stand the pain look in his eyes and at night he's restless and they are very inflamed. I prefer to use homeopathic remedies if possible but anything that will relieve the pain would be welcomed.Being elderly cost is a real problem He's seen 3 Vets, had xrays etc. all to no avail.Can you please advise?Molly Shereston

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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