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2 year old golden retriever, recurring diarrhea, tests

2 year old golden retriever, recurring diarrhea, tests showed no worms, was on antibiotics twice, diarrhea is back. don't know what to do...JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: CruiserJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cruiser?Customer: he behaves healthy otherwise already been to our vet twice thanks!

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Dr. Kara

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My dog had a hydrocortisone shot on Saturday, and I've

My dog had a hydrocortisone shot on Saturday, and I've noticed that he seems very subdued and lethargic since then. Is this a likely side effect? How long can I expect it to last?JA: 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 and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he's 18 months old. He has food allergies and is currently on an elimination diet, but had chewed raw spots on two of his legs, so the vet recommended a shot to calm things down.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ralph?Customer: He also has an ear infection - he's had 3 of those over the past few months, the vet thinks also likely related to his allergies.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I noticed this under the front legs of my German Shepherd.

I noticed this under the front legs of my German Shepherd. In the under arm area. She doesn't have fleas...I've checked thoroughly. What could this be?The third one looks like a scab

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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I have a chihuahua Maltese mix, she won't eat her food, same

I have a chihuahua Maltese mix, she won't eat her food, same brand as usual but she'll only nibble it at best but will beg for human food & eat her treats normally. Her stool has been very hard consistently & dark off and on for about a month now, but oddly sometimes it's white as bird poop. Her pooping has decreased by about half today so I know she hasn't been eating much. Starting to worry :(JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is Maltese?Customer: 6monthsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maltese?Customer: She was cleared for worms about 2-3 months ago & I gave her the anti worm medication thats said to last a year. She was also cleared for canine distemper a few months ago after I saw she threw up & brought her in. She threw up few days ago not again since to my knowledge. Allergic to chicken, possibly wheat/ gluten. Sometimes it sounds like she throws up in her mouth & swallow it. She's been like that since I 1st got her when she was 7weeks so I think it may be a food allergy. She doesn't do it as much since I cut chicken out her diet.

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Dr. B.

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She is chewing her backside and rubbing fur off we changed

She is chewing her backside and rubbing fur off we changed her a grain free diet months back ithelped a little now its getting really badJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Chocolate labJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: Yes a chocolate lab.JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the's name and age?Customer: Reese 6yrs old femaleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Reese?Customer: She had not been fixed.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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My dog was recently diagnosed with an anal gland infection

My dog was recently diagnosed with an anal gland infection (he was having a lot of blood discharge coming from his anal gland--out of his rectum). We took him to our vet and had him checked and in addition we had labs done (which turned out not to show any serious, cancerous red flags). The vet diagnosed a gland infection and prescribed a two week treatment of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories which cleared everthing up... however, just a couple days after completing antibiotics the bloody anal secretion came back. The vet is now recommending removal of the gland... but i have read almost everywhere that surgery is very risky and should be a last option. Should we try antibiotics again or choose surgery? My dog is a 10 year old weimaraner. I am looking for a second opinion.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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My 8 month old GSD has had chronic diarrhea for 5 or so

My 8 month old GSD has had chronic diarrhea for 5 or so month. Initial causes linked to Giardia. Most recent tests show cyniclomyces guttulatine yeast present. Last night, vomited up dinner. First time Showing classic symptoms from the yeast infection. Is there any known treatment for the yeast. ? Flagyl? etc.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: German Shepherd. He has no lost of weight, 88 lbs at 8 months. NO lack of energy.JA: OK. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Flagyl?Customer: not right now.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

42,206 satisfied customers
I wanted to get your opinion- my greyhound, Stella, woke up

Hey. I wanted to get your opinion- my greyhound, Stella, woke up a couple nights ago and she was dry heaving. I took her outside, she ate some grass- it resolved instantly and then she was fine for the next couple of days. Her stools were fine, no diarrhea, her appetite was normal and she wasn't lethargic. Last night the same thing happened at about 4 am. She started dry heaving in her crate, so I took her outside and she pooped and then wanted to eat grass for an hour. She's been up and pacing around since then, won't eat breakfast or drink anything. Her stomach is gurgling and all she wants to do is eat grass. I have an appointment to take her into the vet today at 1. Is that too late? What should I do? The last time this happened it resolved within a couple of hours so I'm starting to think it's acid reflux (because she eats dinner at around 5:30pm each night, which I'm starting to realize is probably causing her to have an empty stomach and subsequent retching at 4am)....JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if Stella will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Stella?Customer: She could not have ingested anything by accident. We watch her like a hawk, as she is a new dog (adopted her two weeks ago). Also, she isn't a food forager- she's afraid of the trashcan and we don't leave food out.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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Testcles red inflamed and swollen after grooming. I have

Testcles red inflamed and swollen after grooming. I have picturesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: French Bulldog, intact male about 1 yr old.JA: OK. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the French bulldog's name?Customer: smokieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about smokie?Customer: no known allergies, no scratching/itching site looks like bruising/trauma or chemical burn but ONLY on the scrotum, no other irritations on the skin/body. Dog's behavour has been lethargic and big personality change since the moment he was picked up from the goomers.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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