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My 6 yr old yorkie has diarrhea and sluggishness. I take her

My 6 yr old yorkie has diarrhea and sluggishness. I take her to the Vet, blood work is wnl according to them and we give antibiotics. Diarrhea stops when on medication and returns when course completed. Any ideas?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: RoxieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Roxie?Customer: No, no diagnosed conditionsJA: 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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My Yorker woke me from my sleep excessively licking at the

My Yorker woke me from my sleep excessively licking at the air and the fabrics of my bedding. My pillow was extremely wet fr his licking. He did this a very long time and I hurt so bad for him because he seemed like he couldn't stop. He's done this before, but I had never seen it that bad before. Please help???JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Yorkshire terrier, male, 5 years old, good healthJA: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the Yorkshire terrier. What is the Yorkshire terrier's name?Customer: KobiJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Koby?Customer: Not that I can especially think ofJA: 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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He is losing hair like crazy, losing weight despite food

He is losing hair like crazy, losing weight despite food increase and vomitted today.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: 13 month old Labrador retriever. Had a blood test done for thyroid and it was fine. The vet said he is healthy and just sheds alot. I am not at all convinced. He seriously looks awful.JA: OK. 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 Labrador retriever?Customer: He is still full of energy. He did have a pretty big tick on his ear. Not sure how fast lane disease can show symptoms.JA: 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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I have a rescue dog about 4 yrs old. Have had her mo. She

I have a rescue dog about 4 yrs old. Have had her for 6 mo. She was extremely scared and afraid of every thing . She has done wonderful and becomes more trusting and confident every day. My problem is she gets diarrhea often. She will be alright for a few days and then she will get diarrhea. I hold food for 24 hrs and then we start again. I feed her Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula and she gets Milk Bone treats about 4 aday. No table food. Do you have information you can give me that I can try before I make an appointment at my vet. Thank you

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Dr. Kara

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She has a mucus casing on her stool and a bit of diarrhea.

she has a mucus casing on her stool and a bit of diarrhea. she has had a higher liver count 212.. but got it down to 163 with changing her diet and using Seal Meal and pure Salmon oil.. I make her own food out of organic turkey and rice with ground whole organic eggs for calcium and she was doing great.. she is sensitive in the rear quarter again ..JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: MissyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Missy?Customer: She does not drink alot of water.. it concerns meJA: 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.Customer: but never did

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Our 1 year old lab is currently on 1 tablet of Apoquel twice

Our 1 year old lab is currently on 1 tablet of Apoquel twice daily and 2 weeks ago got a shot of convenia. Took him in on 5/31 for an area that he was itching a lot and had been chewing paws. Had been on Apoquel already and was on a lower dose. Vet increased Apoquel dose and put him on cephalexin (ended up getting bad GI upset from antibiotic that is why a week later he got the shot of convenia).We have been doing baths 1-2 times a week with HC Relief shampoo. Itching isn't as bad and had flaking and he doesn't appear to have flaking any longer. He has lost hair on his belly area. I asked the vet if we should test thyroid but was told our lab is only 1 and they don't see thyroid issues this young (have read differently). Checked for mites and nothing.Just concerned as to why he would be losing hair on his belly (just below chest area). Could a skin infection cause this?

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Our 12-year-old Bichon has started biting/munching/chewing

Our 12-year-old Bichon has started biting/munching/chewing himself. He has "cleared" four about one by one inch areas of all hair. Have checked for fleas - none, keep his hair neat and clean, ... Now lost as to what to do. Thinking about giving him olive oil with his food.Please help,Jouni Lehtola in hot Texas

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My pug smells like a match that has been lit and out; he's

My pug smells like a match that has been lit and blown out; he's very itchy and his "arm pits" are greasy; his legs are even red; I adopted him 2 months ago and put himhe is on a grain free diet; his last owner said he has a chronic skin disorder.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: It's not his foot.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: HugoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Hugo?Customer: He was put on antibiotics for severe inflammation when I first got him. The lining of his ears were very thick but got better after medication. Now the symptoms seem to be returning.JA: 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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Constant iching all areas of body : Coco 5 years old : Very

Constant iching all areas of bodyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Coco 5 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Coco?Customer: Very resistant to contact will bite if we try to pick her up...I am using an anti- itch spray with a light brushing..just started Benadryl ---1- 25 mg .. Dog is about 18 lbsJA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. 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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