I have a question about a chest x-ray for my dog. 8 year old
Hi, I have a question about a chest x-ray for my dog. 8 year old female beagle and had chest x-rays in prep for general anesthesia for a dental thing. Vet thought it looked great, but radiologist (routine review of films) noted that although the lateral view of heart was fine, the view from the top showed a "opacity, not reproducible on the lateral view, questionable for mild left atrial enlargement, possible mitral valve" issues. I'm slightly paraphrasing but I think that was the sum of it. Because her heart sounded fine, looked relatively fine absent that questionable opacity, no noticeable clinical symptoms, bloodwork was great, etc, vet said we could get a cardiology workup if we wanted but she didn't necessarily think it was vital. We are doing it anyway, out of caution, but I was wondering how worried I should be. I am panicking, but vet said I didn't need to worry much, it could be something but she didn't really think it was likely. Thoughts?
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She seems to have a nasal tumor and she is having problems
She seems to have a nasal tumor and she is having problems breathing. We have not e-rayed or scoped her as they tell me it is not worth it. She is 15 yrs old. Right now she is refusing to eat anything. Is anything suggested that would help her?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: OliviaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Olivia?Customer: She has a heart murmur. We had her on blood pressure medication and she refused to take it. I just started giving her piroxicam a couple days ago as prescribed by our vet
My dog has developed numerous issues since a bad vet gave
Hello,My dog has developed numerous issues since a bad vet gave him two shots of antibiotic and steroids in 1 month without my knowledge when treating for mange. He has developed a malabsorption problem and requires pancreatic enzymes to keep from constant hunger. He no longer loses weight but does not gain. He was contuously having a muscle spasm in his left leg/shoulder until I gave him electrolytes, which he now gets a tablespoon with every meal. He has become incontinent while sleeping. He has terrible skin issues and must wear a cone 24/7, constant eye infections, cataracts, and now, from what I've researched, uveitis (blue circle around eye?. He has seen 3 different vets and all that is shown is that his liver enzymes are raised. The one that shows hydration is down now that he gets electrolytes. Calcium and Glucose were always above normal. Liver enymes were right at the top of the scale when he first started with the issues and have gone up but vet says otherwise healthy. (yeah right)and will check his gallbladder if they are not better next test. The only reason I discovered it was a malabsorption issue was by trial and error and research. He does not have diarhea but does spit up sometimes like he has acid reflux. His Thyroid has been checked and determined by Dr. Dodds in CA that the numbers did not warrant medication and was secondary to the steroids. He will be getting another thyroid test soon. I have also ordered a nutriscan allergy test that should be available soon. He is a 13 year old Yorkie and has tons of energy on walks but sleeps deep the rest of the time with not much energy. I know that is a lot but he's going through a lot. Thank you and I hope someone has some ideas.
I think my dog has kennel cough. He has a hacking goose like
I think my dog has kennel cough. He has a hacking goose like cough with a flem like substance. Is there anything I can do to help him?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 and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 8 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Walker?Customer: Just that 2 weeks ago he spent the night at the vet for oral surgery
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I have a very small Maltese poodle who is 16.5 years old.
Hi,I have a very small Maltese poodle who is 16.5 years old. Yesterday she had a coughing fit and then did not eat her dinner (very unusual as she always eats everything), she is very thin. She got up the next morning and ate her breakfast, is very unsteady on her feet and has laboured breathing, shallow and faster than usual with a closed mouth. She is eating little bits here and there, drinking lots of water and has only just starting weeing where she is standing. I realise she is an older dog but this change occurred in a matter of hours.... Not sure if we should go to an emergency vet or if she is in too much discomfort, she is still walking around when she is not sleeping her breathing is the same when sleeping.
I have a 12 year old GSD that friday one back leg swollen
I have a 12 year old GSD that friday one back leg swollen ,Saturday both legs were swollen and sunday his balls are so SWOLLEN they almost touch the ground . last night he couldn't lay down just stand . This is all so fast , he is eating and drinking along with using the bathroomJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: trooperJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about trooper?Customer: he is not fixed, and this morning when he went out his poop was soft and very dark looks like old blood
I think my dog got the wind knocked out of him and fainted,
I think my dog got the wind knocked out of him and faintedJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: 9 year old boxer male, no previous cronic illnessesJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: went from sleeping to a sprint out the door into the backyard and then passed outJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: BeauJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Beau?Customer: he seems fine now, no visible injuries drinking water and ate some food
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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