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My 9 year old German Shepherd, Ringo, has chronic loose

My 9 year old German Shepherd, Ringo, has chronic loose stools. Our veterinarian (who is on vacation now!) says it is because we allow him to drink from rivers and lakes regularly.My acupuncturist suggested we use food grade diatomaceous earth in Ringo's food. I tsp a day. (Ringo weighs 123 lbs). Do you think this would be safe and beneficial?

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My dogs keeps licking his paws and there are turning colors,

Hello.. My dogs keeps licking his paws and there are turning colorsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Sugar... 4JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: SugarJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sugar?Customer: He was diagnosed with Dermatitis when he was a puppy

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Leo is a 5 year old maltese/poodle/Chihuahua party mix. At 1

Leo is a 5 year old maltese/poodle/Chihuahua party mix. At 1 year, Leo had trouble with diarrhea and soft stool. He as placed on an antibiotic and stayed on it for 5 years. I have recently cut it back to one pill a day and after six months stopped the pills. Leo has been doing well for many months.In the past week he has had two bad nights - multiple episodes of diarrhea. The first episode (Aug 13) presented as garbage-gut and we through he reacted to a new treat. The episode he had very early this morning (1am to 5am - 3 episodes) (Aug 17) was more poop, less loud stomach and no vomiting. We have called our vet to get his old prescription refilled but I am not certain that is the answer. I think Leo is reacting to a treat that I gave him on the 13th and 16th. I think it strange that in both cases the diarrhea strikes when Leo is totally relaxed and in deep sleep.Is there anything you think we should be aware of besides getting rid of that one treat and keeping him on a bland diet for the next few days?

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He has been scratching, I noticed scabs on his chest andbase

He has been scratching, I noticed scabs on his chest andbase of tail. Has refdened onboth rear legs and on his back. Hadcortisone spray and allergy med as prescription. Poor appetite and not as active. Bathrf him with oatmeal shampoo and rinse well.

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Dr. Amanda

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My 3 year old female Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier has thrown up

Hello,My 3 year old female Soft Coat Wheaten Terrier has thrown up her entire dinner every day now for about 4 days. I can hear her belly growling, making funny noises at night, and she burps/hiccups too. She isn't acting "sick" in any other way. She eats a completely homemade diet, unseasoned poached chicken breast, steak, pork chops usually with a handful of mozzarella shredded cheese or organic Mac n Cheese. Yes, very spoiled. She's always tolerated the diet in the past. She's also been eating grass outside which tells me she's got a belly ache. We don't use any chemical fertilizers. She's up to date on shots, doesn't seem to have worms from what I can see. What can I try?

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Dr. Kara

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My dog was digging in and around the shrub line at our sons

Hi my dog was digging in and around the shrub line at our sons baseball game to stay cool in the shade on Sunday we have discovered a rash Monday night!in and around his groin or shaft per say we've looked it up has the similarities of ivy and sumac so it's very possible to be one of those plants what is a remedy for this without having to pay the piper plz and thank you

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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This past month he has vomited a few times but his

This past month he has vomited a few times but his personality has not changed --- he is active,playful and loving. His poops are all good. When he throws up it's sometimes his food or just bile. Yesterday was a little different as his throw up was bile with a few white chunks but again -- he is in a great active happy mood.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: He is on a RX dog food -- Low fat Royal Canine since he was about 8 months or so --- he has always had a delicate tummy since a puppy - He is 21/2 yrs old - 13 lbs loving happy Maltipoo. He has undergone ultrasounds in the past to see if they could find something because they once thought he had Addison's disease but he does not have that. We did a blood test for the Addisons and it came up negative.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: I gave him 1/2 a pepcide AC yesterday because I could hear his tummy rumbling at times. I pulled his dinner last night and this morning he was really hungry and was his usual happy self. We have spent so much $$$$ on him in the past because I always rush him to the Vet so I am not so sure what to do now. He did not eat anything unusual --- he does chew on his nylabones a lot? Not sure if that could upset his tummy? the only big change was that we switched him to Bravecto flea chewable on June 30th and about 3 weeks later we started with these vomit episodes.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: No, I think I gave you as much info as possible, thank you.

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Dr. Gary

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At least once a month my dog turns his nose up at food and

At least once a month my dog turns his nose up at food and sometimes wants to eat grass. Occasionally he appears to have stomach cramps.. The only people food he gets is cooked ground turkey and sometimes rice. I've started him on a daily probiotic which seems to lessen these episodes. Any suggestions asto what is going on with my dog?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Winston is a West Highland terrier and he is 11.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Winston?Customer: No, he is otherwise very healthy.

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Dr. Kara

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He just started licking himself obsessively out of nowhere.

He just started licking himself obsessively out of nowhere. Mostly armpits but also chest and now there are wrinkly/scabby spots where he's lickingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: GamboJA: How old is Gambo?Customer: 1.5 yearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gambo?Customer: He's never had any allergies but it seems like that. Gave him 1/2 Benadryl and it helped first time but have him another 1/2 when that wore off and he's still licking/won't settle

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