Red skin on belly and under hind leg, with black scales and
Red skin on belly and under hind leg, with black scales and black bumps on leg, head, ears. Scales fall off. Dog licks and scratches a lot. There don't appear to be fleas - he's been treated. Zymox spray and ear treatment help, as does a Benadryl. He's a 12 yr old 25 lb ***** *****JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He licks the tops of his feet but no wound. Just redness.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: RickyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ricky?Customer: He was attacked by two Huskies three years ago in his hind quarters. I got him away from them (they jumped my fence to get to him) and was carrying him to the house and they were biting at his hind quarters to pull him away. 17 stitches internally and 27 externally (or maybe the other way around). Vet said one bite almost went to his spine. He has a black scar (no hair) just above his hip where the worst bite was. He recovered and was able to run, play, chase squirrels. We've just moved from Nebraska to Michigan into an apartment. I have another dog, a 2 yr old Shi'h Tzu who has none of the symptoms.
My 5 # pomeranian toy poodle mix began licking her paws
My 5 # pomeranian toy poodle mix began licking her paws constantly and scratching herself recently -about 6 weeks ago after we moved into a new townhouse. Its virtually new - all new paint, very clean hardwood floors some. Carpet, upscale neighborhood. But she licks her paws all day. I cant see anything wrong. She walks fine. Loved to go out on walks. Its incredibly annoying.she will also lick the furniture if laying on the sofa and you can here here scratching herself even in the night
We have black spots,loss of hair. We have been to vet many
We have black spots,loss of hair. We have been to vet many times. We are treating for thyroid condition and tried cyclosporine for environmental allergies. This helped with black spots but not hair loss and our dog had 2 seizures which my husband and I think came from the cyclosporine. We stopped giving and no more seizures but black spots have returned. He doesn't itch but don't know what else to do. He is 8 years.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: JasperJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jasper?Customer: He is a very picky eater. We tried eliminating foods but didn't seem to help
Hairball situation. he is eating and eliminating - but
hairball situation. he is eating and eliminating - but sounds like he's trying to clear his throat. he has long hair and has coughed up a hairball in the past. just trying to find the least harmful remedy. he had a bad allergic reaction (my thought is that it was particularly dry and dusty last month which exacerbated the problem) and has lost hair. there has been hair in his stool - but not an unusual amount. i'm trying to keep his environment stress free (we've had construction people in and out of the apartment) which I also think triggered the initial allergic reaction. he's stressing out because we're stressing out ... thank you for this page. I am going to try one or two of your suggestions.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: theo - 13 yrsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about theo?Customer: heart murmur
I hope you can help my dog has a itch I had him to my vet 4
I hope you can help my dog has a itch I had him to my vet 4 times they say its allergy they give him a shot after a week it comes right back he scuts and cries I have tried all kinds of sprays and itch meds he keeps me up all night please help RESPOND TO***@******.***
My Golden Retriever has a heat rash on his left cheek for
my Golden Retriever has a heat rash on his left cheek for the past 3 weeks. I've been to the vets three times: Originally, I was supposed to give him 2 pills of 500 mg of CEPHALEXIN twice a day for 10 days and apply GENTA topical spray every 8 hours.After 7 days, my dog stopped eating, and the rash was not improving. I was told to stop the CEPHALIN and change his food to the vets' supplied canned food "ROYAL CANIN". He is eating this canned food, but the rash is not improving.On my last visit, the vet applied a "CHLORHEXADINE" solution on a cloth pad to his rash, and told me to repeat it 2 - 3 times a day. When I got my dog home, his heat rash was bright red, and he was in obvious pain. I was told to continue application anyway.At this point I need have lost confidence, and would appreciate a 2nd opinion.
He has very dry itchy flakey skin, leo, 18 month old bernese
He has very dry itchy flakey skinJA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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: leo, 18 month old bernese mountain dogJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about leo?Customer: just his skin problem
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9 year old sheltie has been licking his front paws lately.
9 year old sheltie has been licking his front paws lately. Pretty excessively and paw area looks pink. I live in NCJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: MaxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Max?Customer: great dog but does have his quirks. Hates loud noise and seems anxious at times. He gets great exercise.