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My chihuahua is older and is having trouble with movement in

My chihuahua is older and is having trouble with movement in his back legs. He also is congested and lethargic with a dry, hacking cough. I guess its likely he has degenerative myelopathy plus congestive heart failure. If so, I think its best we euthanize. But before I do that, I'm wondering if there is any theory under which he could be suffering all these symptoms from something that could be cured or treated?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Julio - 12-13JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about julio?Customer: Not that I know of... they would have to ask me.

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Dr. Karing

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My dog has recently been reluctant to eat her dry food, and

My dog has recently been reluctant to eat her dry food, and her gums are red. We have switched to wet food for now, and she does eat it but her appetite seems to have decreased.Could this be a sign of gum disease or something worse?

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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Excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier, see above, seems

excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier king charlesJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: see aboveJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: seems uncomfortable in the abdomenJA: OK. What is the dog's name?Customer: MollyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?Customer: molly has had head tremors for over a year that appear to be on the increase, but no sign of pain

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Dr. B.

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My dog is quite old, poodle mix and has just started

My dog is quite old, poodle mix and has just started drinking lots of water and not eating. She also wanders at night which we figure is just old age.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Molly, and we're not sure. We found her on the streets. Probably around 12+JA: How old is Molly,?Customer: Probably 12+JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Molly,?Customer: Really bad breath, but she has always had that since we got her.

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Dr. Kara

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My puppy wheezes at times sort of like hes clearing his

My puppy wheezes at times sort of like hes clearing his throat. Its happened at playtime, after drinking water etc. What could be the cause of it he goes to banfield and the vet there had checked his heart and lungs and said nothing to worry about.

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Dr. Kara

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My dog hasn't been eating his food today and I just noticed

Hi, my dog hasn't been eating his food today and I just noticed his stomach gurgling a lot. Should I be concerned?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: He is a senior dog (15 yrs old) and I know he has pretty bad gum disease.

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Dr. B.

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Our toy Pomeranian puppy seems to have a reverse sneezing

Our toy Pomeranian puppy seems to have a reverse sneezing problem. He does not do it all the time, but frequently. He has his bordatella shot. I am concerne because this is a dailyproblem. what can be done to help him. I can't see his vet until 4:00 PM today.

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Dr. Kara

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My dachshund has an infection in her gums and she wont eat,

my dachshund has an infection in her gums and she wont eat, does drink some, she has vomitted after eating anything mostly white rice, she is on clindamycin till tuesday when she will be sedated and have her teeth and gums cleaned-- she seems so lethargic i am very worried she is a 9 lb dachshund 8 yrs oldJA: 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 important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dachshund?Customer: no pain meds given and i know she is in pain

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Rebecca

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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

Doctoral Degree

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