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Our 8 year old golden retriever has a swollen crown and

Our 8 year old golden retriever has a swollen crown and swollen eyes. She had two cortisone shots since Tuesday (one combined with benedryl) and she is also taking prednisone. The swelling has not gone down much , in fact it seems to have spread. It started presenting mostly on one side of her head and one eye, and now it seems more uniformly swollen on the crown of her head and both eyes. Her senior blood panel was normal, urine was normal and head x-ray on Tuesday showed no irregularities. We ar stumped and not sure what to try next.Dori is eating well and playful but lethargic from the drugs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the golden retriever. What is the golden retriever's name?Customer: Dori is her name. We are concerned about the swelling not the lethargy.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dori?Customer: I should add that she had a swollen muzzle last Thursday and was treated for that with the cortisone/benedryl injection. The swelling went away by Sunday night and then on Tuesday morning she woke up with the swollen eye and cranium.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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H is 14, almost 15, years old. He is a Shih Tzu with a

H is 14, almost 15 , years old. He is a Shih Tzu with a beautiful shiny coat, BUT he has lost almost all of his hair on the end of his tail.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about H?Customer: He is very overweight

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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I've noticed that my dog has been urinating frequently and

I've noticed that my dog has been urinating frequently and drinking a lot as well as battling with ear infections for the past month.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: I was reading on cushions disease and wondering if it is expensive to test my dog for it shadow, 10 years 9mnthsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: shadowJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about shadow?Customer: i also notice a medium sized mass near his neck

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Dr. B.

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Are you a real person? ok, She is very gassy almost all the

Are you a real person?JA: I'm an assistant to the Veterinarian. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: okJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: She is very gassy almost all the time. It's worse when she eats poop which she seems to loveJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Willow, shes almost 10, WeimaranerJA: How old is Willow?Customer: 9JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Willow?Customer: she has hypothyroidism

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Rebecca

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She has a round patch the seems a bit scaly on her back

She has a round patch the seems a bit scaly on her back between her shoulder and spine on the right side. its about the size of a dime. No redness, and i just noticed it, i thought that there was a bump there. But upon closer inspection the fur was missing, i rubbed it a bit and a few more hairs pulled away from the skin. And just looked like it was dandruffy. Shes normally quite healthy. But she is a bulldog mix. She goes to dog daycare once a week.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bulldog's name and age?Customer: Shes a rescue i have had her for three years and they figured she was 2 then. ShJA: What is the bulldog's name?Customer: Sorry about 5...xenaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the bulldog?Customer: She has been to my moms and been on her furniture, she has a cat with some kind of skin thing going on but my mom has yet to tske her to the vet. She gets sensitve skin between her paws and ears if she eats something different that her regular food. But she eats blue wilderness duck recipe and that keeps her skin and coat clear

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Dr. John

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Kara, Olive recovered from The intolerance to three days of

Hello Dr. Kara,Olive recovered from The intolerance to three days of minocycline. However she never returned fully to herself. Some may say she's just an older dog.She was eating normally and poop and peeing normally too. Her temperature was found to be low 98.8 when in fact the vet was checking to see if her infection in her sinuses was still active. And they did bloodwork. I do not know what the TSH was. I believe they did not check any other thyroid markers. I will call and get those labs printed out so that I can communicate those.I was told that older dogs would not be diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroiditis condition. I'm starting to think that is inaccurate. What is your perspective on this? And have you heard of hemopet diagnostics? And is it reasonable for me to ask my vet to do a full thyroid panel including antibodies?

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Dr. Kara

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I have an older pom that is losing hair sythematically.

I have an older pom that is losing hair sythematically. Started on belly, has moved up his sides and mostly gone from his bottom and back legs. Skin has turned dark where hair is coming out. Been tested for hypothyroidism. Was doing melatonin, but didn't seem to be helping. May not have stuck with it long enough? His head, chest and middle of his back, while thinner than before are where hair is thickest still. The backs of his front legs seem to be the only place it's actually growing. He is on a Sr vitamin.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wound that I can seeJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Toby. Guessing he is about 11. Was a rescue.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Toby?Customer: A groomer cut him fairly short just before this all started. Not shaved, but about an 1.5 incest all over. Shortly after this he was attacked an had to have an eye removed. First surgery was done incorrectly and so was redone 4 weeks later, so under anesthesia twice in short time frame. Hair loss started after this. The attack was in Oct 2015. It has been slow, gradual and systematic since then. He does not have the potbelly that I've read is common in cushings. Still has lots of energy and is agile for his age.

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Kelly Jones

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My one year old Labrador get TONS of exercise, and yes, a

My one year old Labrador get TONS of exercise, and yes, a few treats, and is on a raw diet. She is overweight I fell for her age. I have an 11 yo lab who eats the same things and has the same activity, and is thin...actually in great shape for a dog her age. What's with my little fatty?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: MaggieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maggie?Customer: No. She's young and should be athletic

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Dr. B.

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Has went from 95 pounds to 117 ponds in two months, sudden

has went from 95 pounds to 117 ponds in two monthsJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: sudden weight gainJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Does not seem to hurt but pants a lotJA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name?Customer: Nico a gaint schanauJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nico?Customer: no

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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