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He is 78lb a year ago his tongue was turning bluish off and

he is 78lb a year ago his tongue was turning bluish off and on i took him to the vet they did xrays said there was fluids in his lungs that's why there's a lot of gray and his heart was a little enlarged,he believed it was heart diseases put him on lasix at 100mg in morning and 60 at night and a 20 mg of enalapril morning,2 months later i took him back to vet differant doc. she examined him and said it does not seam to be heart disease.did another xray there was still grey in lungs and the heartJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: diabloJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about diablo?Customer: she said his heart was a little smaller she told me it was copd but kept him on the med same does for a year

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog is about 15 years old I found him laying on the couch

My dog is about 15 years old I found him laying on the couch unresponsive until about 10 mins ago he still can't stand but he did drink a little water what could it beJA: 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?Customer: Little bitJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: He is whining

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Heath Wilkerson

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Bubba is 11 years and I have been told he has a significant

Bubba is 11 years and I have been told he has a significant heart murmur. He recently had a problem under anesthesia where his lungs filled with fluid and the vet had to bring him out of the anesthesia so these wouldn't "lose him." Bubba coughs with too much exercise, sometimes sounds crackled when he breathes, snores, seems tired a lot, and not the same energetic boy he used to be. I was told I should take him to the MSU cardiologist to see if there is a medication that will help his heart work better and that he had a few months to 1 year to be with me. The murmur can be heard on both sides of his chest. Is taking him for medicine the best thing for him, or do I just let time and Bubba tell me what to do? Also, Bubba went outside in the snow a few days ago and came in limping - will not use one of his hind legs. Vet gave me an anti-inflammatory, which seems to have improved his (pain), butt not his walking. IF someone suggested surgery for that, would I want to risk it given his problem with anesthesia a couple weeks ago?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Bubba. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bubba?Customer: What would be reasonable treatment for his leg given what I have told you?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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She is a 3 year old Shih Tzu. She is gagging, as if she

She is a 3 year old Shih Tzu. She is gagging, as if she wants to throw up. It kind of sounds the way a cat does when they have a hair ball. I tried to give her Dog Heimlich but it still continues. I can't get her to let me open her mouth to check for debris. The only thing she had access to is her dry dog food for small dogs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Only her dry dog food - small bitesJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Roxie LuJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Roxie Lu?Customer: no

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Dr. Peter

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My 13 year old male golden retriever has been lethargic,

my 13 year old male golden retriever has been lethargic, threw up a couple of times in the past30 hours. He does not want to walk the yard and he does not get up in bed like he used to. This afternoon he threw up and I let him outside and he wobbled a little bit and fell down. after about 30-45 seconds he perked back up and he walked back in slowly into the house. He was doing fine Sunday and Sunday I noticed something was wrong. He only ate half of his food Monday and ate all of his food today. He is urinating and has at least three bowel movements. He and his brother constantly graze in the back yard so I am thinking he has a belly ach? The neighbor suggested I give him Dicyclomine--it is to help with the belly cramps.JA: 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 the dog?Customer: No

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Dr. Peter

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I recently asked you a question about my shih tzu dog who is

I recently asked you a question about my shih tzu dog who is 11 years old and had surgery last Friday, since last Friday I have taken her back to the vet he has added Gabapentin to her medication now she is on:Tramadol 25 mg every 12 hrs,Gabapentin 50mg every 12 hrs,rimadyl 37 mg every 12 hrs,apoquel 3.6 mg every 12 hrsand enrofloxacin every 12 hrsGabapentin and apoquel were just added yesterday.Ever since her surgery she has been panting like crazy, at first i thought it was because she was in pain so i took her to emergency clinic last saturday and they prescribed Trazadone 25mg every 12 hrs. The trazadone definitely helped calm her down and she was able to rest. I ran out of the trazadone yesterday but the vet said she didn't need it now because hes giving her gabapintin.She has panted and dug in her bed all day, only resting to pant enough to catch her breathe and do it some more. I mean its been constant all day. I'm afraid shes going to give herself a heart attack.I took a short video if you want me to send it.I have 5mg valium for her for when we fly. My question is can i give her the valium to calm her down?I was thinking the tramodol was causing this nervous energy because she's been doing it the whole time so all her medicine was due at 8pm but i left out the tramadol this time.

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Rebecca

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Just found out my dog has a saddle thrombosis she is 7 ye

Just found out my dog has a saddle thrombosis she is 7 ye old labJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?Customer: Just found out my 7 yr old lab has a saddle thrombosisJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: Did u understand the diagnosis I tyoedJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: No it's internalJA: Is your dog eating normally?Customer: YesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is your dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: Not right nowJA: How is your dog behaving differently?Customer: She s a little slower but we have her on anti anxiety mess tomkeep her from rinningJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: ChloeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Chloe?Customer: Just wondering what there experience is with this as it is rare in digs and my two vets and specialist have little experience with it

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Dr. Gene

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We just adopted him from the Greenville Humane Society

We just adopted him from the Greenville Humane Society yesterday, tonight he has coughed a few times so am concerned I made an appointment with my vet for WednesdayJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: A 3 year old ***** ***** mix dogJA: OK. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the ***** *****?Customer: Not that I know ..needs rabies but they gave him other shots & neutered him on 3/7

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Dr. Kara

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We have a 12 year old lab. Developer kennel cough a wk and

We have a 12 year old lab. Developer kennel cough a wk and half ago. This turned into pneumonia, she was given an x ray, and has heart failure (fluid around her heart, inflammation of the heart lining and irregular heart beat) She stayed at the vets for one week and was treated for the pneumonia but her breathing is still very bad. She's having difficulty getting up to walk and go to the loo. Heart breaking to watch . Vet has her on heart tablets and diuretics, but can't say if she will get better or notJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No why?JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Dolly. FemaleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dolly?Customer: She was overweight for a number of years, and has spent most of her life outside

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Scott Perry

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