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I may have administered a Hydroxyzine to my dog without

I may have administered a Hydroxyzine to my dog without knowing it had already been given to her, what are the chances she would overdoseJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?Customer: Nothing as of yet, but I want to know what to watch for, she takes it for itchy skin.JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bonnie and she's 12 1/2. femaleJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bonnie?Customer: No,

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Jess K

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For a 6 to 8 year old, pretty much inactive cocker spaniel,

For a 6 to 8 year old, pretty much inactive cocker spaniel, is it normal for it to breathe heavily (pant-like) during sleep and drink an excessive amount of water?

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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My chihuahua is continually coughing and gagging. Xrays show

my chihuahua is continually coughing and gagging. Xrays show he has an extra large trachia and not collapsed at all. Blood work is good. Vet put on antibiotics and hairball meds. Two week have passed, he's not any better.

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I'm starting to worry. It's like he has a tickle in his

I'm starting to worry. It's like he has a tickle in his throat but when he's outside or eating, or distracted he doesn't do it.

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog keep coughing like he has something in his throat he

My dog keep coughing like he has something in his throat he is trying to dislodge but nothing comes out. He then proceeds to throw up a white mucous substance. He doesn't seem to be in pain just generally annoyed. He is also pretty loud when he is coughing. He began doing this a couple days ago. He is a small mix of rat terrier and chihuahua. He is about 5 years old and is overweight due to my two toddlers feeding him table food which we try to keep away from him. Any advice, thank you.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I have a 12 yr Old shih tzu and for the second time in a

I have a 12 yr Old shih tzu and for the second time in a week he came inside had a drink of water then fell to his side and was rubbing his head on the floor and had a small whimper. It last about a minute or so. I comfort him them he is fine. The question is, is he having a seizuresJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Max 12 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: He has a slight cough, he has had that for a while and my vet said he sounds well because his lungs are clear. But he sounds stuffy

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 16 year old shih-tzu started coughing about 3 months ago.

my 16 year old shih-tzu started coughing about 3 months ago. I took her to the vet and she is diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She is taking 3 1/2 mil. of enalapril daily. She is 15 lbs. Is there anything else I can do. She eats and drinks fine and never makes mistakes.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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Is the stress of an ultrasound for an enlarged heart in a

Is the stress of an ultrasound for an enlarged heart in a five-year old papillon mix worth it? She is terrified whenever she has to go to the vet. No matter what is found, I would not put her on any drug that has side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, worsening of her condition. I know this is a terminal condition, so what is the point of determining exactly which part of the heart is affected? She will die from the same action eventually whether or not she is medicated.

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She

Hi, She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She had a huge amount of water and it's almost like she aspirated water into her lungs. She's an otherwise healthy 13 year old shih tzu however this is not the first time it's happened.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: AbbyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?Customer: She has had about 7 episodes of what might be seizures over the last 2 years. They typically have happened upon waking and then stretching....similar to when we get a charlie horse only her eyes seem to roll back a bit as well and she loses bowel and bladder function. When they are over (last about a minute) she is a little whipped out but otherwise normal. Still loves her walks, acts like she's two most days. I realize two different issues but the first is the most worrisome although at 13, life may just be catching up to her.

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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