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I have a 14yr old Cairn Terrier and he has been scratching

I have a 14yr old Cairn Terrier and he has been scratching and bitting himself everywere, Ican't get him to stop. I give him flea baths doesn't help I use flea spray and that doesn't work. It's gotten to the point he has missing hair and brown patches all over his body. My question is, what can I do, or use to help him?Scottie's mom Shirley

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Dr. Loretta

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2 year old mutt, female has been taking trimethoprim sulfa

2 year old mutt, female has been taking trimethoprim sulfa 480 mg tablets 1/2 tablet twice daily since 8/31/16 for node or knots in her neck. The swelling is improved, we are continuing the med. Taking predinisone 20 mg 1/2 tablet twice daily since 9-15 because she became lithargic (pardon my spelling) . we had immediate good results. Still continuing medicine. After getting results from blood and urine test found Thyroid problem. Started levocrine 0.3 mg 9/20 gave her evening does 6 pm During the night she was restless and developed urine leakage. I checked the medicine on internet and said this was a side effect. Called vet. they said it was the steroid that caused urine drainage but were not aware of this side effect. I stopped the dosage after the one dose but she is still "leaking". Please advise.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog is losing a lot of hair on his more toward the rear

my dog is losing a lot of hair on his more toward the rear of his body and has very bad danderJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: buddy....he's around 7JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about buddy?Customer: we haven't been able to get him to a vet (due to finances) since he was little

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Dr. Gabby

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Dog had seizure after ear infection. What should I do?

My dog Heidi Sue is 9 years old and has an ear infection. She was seen by the vet who cleaned her ear and prescribed drops. Last night, she suffered a full blown seizure. She is a rescue. A mix Shepherd, Lab and Rotti. She weighs 77 lbs. She is almost a therapy dog. We live in a senior living place and have a small ministry in a local nursing home. She attends there and loves people. What should I do?

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Dr. Kara

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My 13 year old beagle was shaved for surgery over 2 months

My 13 year old beagle was shaved for surgery over 2 months ago and fur hasn't grown back, recently placed on thyroid medicine any products that may help grow fur as entire hind quarter bare!

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Dr. Deb

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I have a 6 year old rat terrier who in the last 2 nights has

Hi my name is***** have a 6 year old rat terrier who in the last 2 nights has had a seizure at 2 am both days same time to the minute. The first night seizure was a couple minutes long then he tried to bite me and seem to take a minute or two come back to normal. Last night was only a minute and he come out of it right away then he takes about a half hour to settle down. please help not sure if its food related or whats going on.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the rat terrier's name?Customer: BlazeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blaze?Customer: I don't think so he has been healthy eating and drinking normally still active and happy

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Dr. Kara

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She's 9 and has very high cholesterol: 1052. Max is 400

she's 9 and has very high cholesterol : 1052. Max is 400 according to the lab. Can I give her red yeast extract to lower it?JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Belgian Shepherd, 75 pounds, femaleJA: OK. I'm sure she 's feels you are doing your best. What seems to be the problem with she 's?Customer: Can I give red yeast extract to lower her cholesterol?JA: Where does she 's seem to hurt?Customer: she's not hurting!!!! Cholesterol is too high - she could have a heart attackJA: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about she 's?Customer: no

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I think my dog's dew claw is broken from the inside. It's

I think my dog's dew claw is broken from the inside. It's dangling and loose compared to the other foot. He licks it a lot but has never cried. There is no bleeding. Wondering if it's broken.

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Dr. Kara

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He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of

He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of weight, losing his hair around his face. whilst he has become a bit fussy in what he eats, he is eating and drinking.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: JackJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jack?Customer: his stool is very soft he goes every few hours

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Dr. Peter

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  • Leo was dx with hypothyroidism on 5-24-16 He had lost 4# in a year his TT4 was 11.3 (0.8-4.7) he was given felemazole 2.5 bid on 6-26-16 his TT4 was down to 0.9 and wt is up 1.7 # He is to cont on meds for 6mos thhe recheck TT4.. Will he hae to remain on meds for rest of his life?
  • Vet said would be over one thousand a year to treat my cat. he is 14 year old manx. cost one hundred just for antibiotic. no lab. suspect hypothyroidism. yeast in ears. how can I help him die without too much distress. senior with low social security. Cannot work due to health.
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