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My dog has to be cleaned down by her vagina area daily

my dog has to be cleaned down by her vagina area daily because she has a recessed vulva. I apply neopredef powder down there. As I was applying today I noticed this ball thing thing inside her vagina that I have never noticed before. Let it be known I have never really looked, but this looked different. I will attach a picture. Is this normal, if so, what is it. If it is not, what is it?

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Jennifer Welsh

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal

My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal gland issues for over 4 years. She has had to have sutures placed in one to repair a rupture two years ago. The repair did not hold and she now has issues every few weeks. We've tried more dietary fiber (green beans), sits baths and monthly expression by our vet. We are now considering surgery to remove the right gland that was ruptured. There seems to be a collection of puss within this gland and the old sutures that complicate the condition. What other options do we have? What are the pros and cons of removal?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diamond?Customer: She doesn't have any other known conditions, though she hasn't had a blood work up as yet. As with most borders, she is very athletic and an Alpha female. She doesn't tolerate other companions well. She spends most of her days with our two male dogs, another BC and a Sheepdog. She is a "ball dog". Hyper is one way to describe her.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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He has lost 9lbs. And is picking over his food but is very

He has lost 9lbs. And is picking over his food but is very active. He blood work reveals no issues. He was recently on a raw diet for 6 weeks. Not sure why he has dropped the weight.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: JusticeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Justice?Customer: No. He is happy and playful

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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She has chronic diarrhea and will only eat meats chicken,

She has chronic diarrhea and will only eat meats chicken, ham, no dogfoodJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Mecca 11years old. I have taken her to our vet, who put her on antibotics but she is losing weightJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mecca?Customer: We lost our male alpha german shepherd, 12 years old, 3 weeks ago

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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My dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a

my dog urinates and doesn't know it. It's like she leaks,a lot!!! also.Itches all the time.My vet has her on proin 25mg. doesn't seem to help,much.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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I noticed in the last 2 months my dog pops then runs from it

I noticed in the last 2 months my dog pops then runs from it and I also noticed him agitated in the house, favoring his behind. Is something bothering him in his butt /anus given this odd increasing behavior?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bo?Customer: No. Just that he is pacing agitated as if something around his butt is bothering him

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Jess K

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Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural

Itchy on her rear and sides. I bathe her in Espree natural aloe oat bath medicated shampoo and stopped feeding her anything with grain. She drives me crazy with her itching. She is an inside dog and we keep her clean. She is about 1 year old.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Looking for a second opinion on something going on with my

Hello there,Looking for a second opinion on something going on with my dog as well as some advice on a new happeningOne night at the beginning of June I noticed my 3.5 year old toy poodle was grunting and couldn't get comfortable. The next day he would barely walk and was in obvious pain. I brought him to the vet and they concluded that he had some proprioceptive deficits and prescribed cage rest as well as two anti inflammatory/pain killers. Can't remember first but second was Rovera. The next day he had bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Brought him to emergency vet and they deduced that it was from the Rovera and to stop giving it to him immediately. They also did NOT notice any proprioceptive deficits. They gave him a script for Metronidazole. Next day went to our regular vet and they gave him an X-ray (came back normal), blood work (normal), stool sample (normal) and some sub Q fluids as he was not eating or drinking at this point. They also had me start feeding him Hills i/d for food. He threw up, urinated and defected on the table at the vet all at the same time (lots of blood in his diarrhea and straining with frank blood after as he had been). After continuing on with Metronidazole, the bloody diarrhea and vomiting went away only to come back as soon as the medicine was up, a couple of weeks later. Brought him back to vet (again, no more proprioceptive deficits). They gave him more Metronidazole and a probiotic and said to go to ER if he threw up that night. He threw up twice. Brought him to ER. They did an X-ray and found some gritty, sand looking stuff in his stomach or intestine. After an ultrasound they concluded it was nothing but that the lining of his stomach was not right. Can't remember the medical term but if you said it I would know. They gave me about five more prescriptions on top of Metronidazole and the probiotic. Again, no more bloody stool no vomiting but as soon as script was up, back again. They gave me more Metronidazole and had a compounded prescription, Tylosin, called in (every eight hours for 21 days). Everything cleared up until the 21 days was up. The day after we stopped the medicine the issues were back!! The vet said next step would be to try a hypoallergenic food (Hills z/d) and continue Tylosin. He refused to eat the food (didn't eat for a day and a half). Vet had me switch back to the Hills i/d until we try a different hypoallergenic food. He was eating that fine for the past two days but now will not eat, therefore not able to give him Tylosin. Not sure if it is related but he has also very randomly been limping, lifting up his back left leg while walking, for the past week or so. A few weeks ago my other dog and him were playing and he got hurt on same leg and urinated on the spot. I thought everything was fine because he seemed okay and didn't limp or whimper when I handled his leg and foot after about 15 minutes.Please help. This dog is my best friend and I don't know what to do. This is costing me a fortune and still no end in sight!!

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

24,840 satisfied customers
I have two Maltese & Jill (yes!). One is constantly chewing

I have two Maltese Jack & Jill (yes!). One is constantly chewing on her paws when not doing anything else, the other sometimes. someone told me this was from walking on poisons on the grass, such as bug or weed sprays. They also said another vet recommended eating Charcoal - is this correct? They said it absorbed the poisons in them and they pass it. Is Diatomaceous Earth the same thing? Should I put it in their food?Thank You,Dan O'Connor

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

35,048 satisfied customers
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