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My dog's ears are swollen, the flappy part, Ray 3, He's been

My dog's ears are swollen, the flappy partJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Ray 3JA: How old is Ray?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ray?Customer: He's been swimming todayJA: 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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Dr. Peter

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16 year old elkhound with swelling below the eye, about 1

16 year old elkhound with swelling below the eye, about 1 inch across and firm. Does not seem to be painful but just started 2 days ago. He is also getting an eyelid cyst, I think. There are other elderly issues too (deafness, hip weakness) but not I pain, I think. These issues are starting to accumulate.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: OzzyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Oozy?Customer: Otherwise healthyJA: 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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nekovet

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11 year old Great Dane with 4.3 cm mass in spleen. No blood

11 year old Great Dane with 4.3 cm mass in spleen. No blood or anything seen on kidneys, liver, bladder. Should we remove spleen?

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Melanie Goble

Owner/Veterinarian

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My labradoddle has a lump on the inside of s back leg. It's

My labradoddle has a lump on the inside of his back leg. It's up where the upper part of theleg meets the tummy area and it's the size of my thumb nail. There is no head to it, like aninfection. It is just like the surrounding skin. But it is raised and you can see and feel it.Should I be concerned?

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nekovet

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I have a 11.5 year old Australian Red Cloud Kelpie. In

I have a 11.5 year old Australian Red Cloud Kelpie. In February this year she had her first seizure. These seizures have been coming every four or five weeks. Been on Levetiracetam 750 mgs TDS since around March. On Friday night she seizured ...around one minute. eight hours later she had another seizure lasting about 2 minutes. Her post ictal period was extensive and much more distressing than previous post ictal where she recovered reasonably quickly. She was extremely distressed following second seizure and remained extremely ill for around 24 hours.She was lethargic, slow to respond, circling, panting intermittently and appeared to be spatially unaware. She never lost her appetite however which was always good but now voracious.Took her to new vet who put her on Imepitoin 300mgs BD.She has diagnosed SOL despite no MRI (I cannot afford the $2000 it costs to diagnose a condition that would be untreatable anyway.) She says her pupils remained pinpoint when they should have normalised which points to brain pathology.Six days have gone by and she seems much improved. Just acting like an old dog but no seizures.In the positive she is eating,drinking slow walks around garden, toileting appropriately, obeying commands. Negative ...she still does a certain amount of circling and does not want to do much more than sleep. Things she loved..like catching ball and car rides are just not interesting her. On the other hand I brought out the torch (an old game) and she chased that light like she always did.Her other complaints apart from age are 1)arthritis ..On cartophen ...Raised Alk Phos and cholesterol with Nodular Hyperplasia diagnosed a couple of months ago with US and needle aspiration. Her last blood work up showed increasing Alk Phos and Chol.I am an intensive care nurse with many years of experience and although I know a dog is different to a human I have observed these things. Pupils equal and reactive. Obeying commands. Follows light source. Has cardiac arrhythmia (prob atrial fibrillation) resps rapid and stertorous at night Rate around 40.She yelps and snaps now if I try to move her myself. her legs are weak but she still manages to get herself up.As I do not want her to suffer and euthanasia is in the six point plan the vet has given me I am concerned because we do not have a definitive diagnosis.Contrary to vets opinion I am not convinced she has a brain tumour and do not want to make this call when I am so unsure. The vets are fantastic but because of my own clinical background I am not convinced with their diagnosis. Just seems the most logical thing and easy to say "brain tumour."My main question is..surely she would have dilated one sided pupil alteration not pin point pupils and surely she would be showing some unilateral limb weakness.

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nekovet

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Yesterday we noticed a lump on our dogs rear leg on the

Yesterday we noticed a lump on our dogs rear leg on the elbow joint about the size of a cherry tomato. We saw a vet today who seemed very unsure of what it could be and when he drained it blood came out. He suggested an x Ray as she may have chipped a bone but she has not been in any pain and is walking fine.The lump has now already filled back up and is possibly larger than before.I would like a second opinion on what we should do as I'm worried it may be a cancerous growth.Many thanks.

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Dr. Joey

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Post-Doctoral Degree

 
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My dog has a big lump under her eye which came up over

Hi, my dog has a big lump under her eye which came up over night. I assumed maybe she bumped her face but after reading posts from other people that perhaps it is something else. She seems happy enough but I did notice a change in her bowel movements. Her stools are soft but not runny and she has been about 3 times today which is not quite normal for her. She has eaten breakfast and her dinner tonight. Is doesn't seem painful to touch but she is quite a stoic girl.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Harriet and she is 11 years and 9 monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Harriet?Customer: She is in very good health in generalJA: 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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nekovet

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

 
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S ear is very swollen inside and seems painful. I'm going to

His ear is very swollen inside and seems painful. I'm going to take him in to the vet tomorrow, but I want to ease his pain now.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Maverick 2 he's a boxerJA: How old is Maverick?Customer: 2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maverick?Customer: NoJA: 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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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
16,126 satisfied customers
How much will this cost? My sons dog has swelling on one ear

How much will this cost? My sons dog has swelling on one ear flap appears to hurt him when touched I suspect spider bite he's had it for several days I'm caring for him todayJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to. I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name?Customer: GunnerJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gunner?Customer: Well I don't have the answers my son had to go to workJA: 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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Dr. John

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