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My dog is having skin problems that aren't going away and

My dog is having skin problems that aren't going away and now it seems to be getting worse.

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Pet Doc

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My dog was shaved about 10 weeks ago on his rear and back of

My dog was shaved about 10 weeks ago on his rear and back of his neck for a spinal tap. The hair really does not seem to be growing back at all. Is this abnormal?? Anything I can do to help with regrowth?

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Dr. Kara

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My little dog is a cocker dachshund mix. She's around 13 or

My little dog is a cocker dachshund mix. She's around 13 or 14 and I've had her 10 years. She has been having some issues lately that I thought were age related (cataracts, tremors, unsteadiness), but today she took a decided turn for the worse. She was fine this morning and early afternoon in and outside. Running about like her former self. Next thing I know she's having a hard time controlling her back end. Back legs are spread wide. She can't walk straight. Salivating profusely. Vomited a yellowish thick foaming mucus.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. 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 dachshund?Customer: I have a fenced yard. No toxins. I live in south eastern indiana. No frogs.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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Body related thread. Ok back to what we were chatting about.

Body related thread.Ok back to what we were chatting about.So I'm looking on petMD and they say calcification of the lungs is quite a serious condition..

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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My schnauzer had pre-dental labwork which showed platelet

My schnauzer had pre-dental labwork which showed platelet count of 79. All other labs including bleeding times were normal. X-ray was normal. Vet hasn't offered any treatment at this time. Is this a dangerous platelet level? And what are the next steps that I should take? Oh and he also had a slightly low thyroid level. I'm not sure if this is related. Vet thinks not bc he isn't obese or lethargicJA: 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?Customer: FitzJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fitz?Customer: Not that I can think of

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and

I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and off over the last year, he's been getting these pimple like bumps that are very itchy have a pus like smell. After they are scratched, they dry and flake off. My Vet gave me a steroidal spray, but it seems to only treat the symptoms. Before I head off to a veterinary dermatologist , I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this before?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: OttoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Otto?Customer: Nope

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Trooper a 12 yo daschaund. Woke up whining and listing to

Trooper a 12 yo daschaund. Woke up whining and listing to the right. He is walking in circles to the right. His eyes are not showing stroke signs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: His feet appear fine. His abdomen is tight. And very lathargic.JA: What is the dachshund's name and age?Customer: Trooper 12JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Trooper?Customer: Had a similar issue two months ago. Thought it was just a pulled muscle. But this appears different.

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Dr. John

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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He is panting heavily even in cool weather, very hungry and

He is panting heavily even in cool weather, very hungry and thirsty, losing hair even thou it is cold. He has fatty tumors which they say are benign. He is a 12 year old yellow labJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: A dog. SorryJA: OK. 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?Customer: FlashJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Flash?Customer: He has always been a very active lab which is unusual. Always wants to play ball. Still tries but it does not appear to be good for him. I cam remember if I mentioned that he is breathing very heavy- lots of panting and slobber

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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He sometimes go shaking and shivering, His name is crunch 4

He sometimes go shaking and shiveringJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** yr labJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about crunch?Customer: No he goes perfectly fine in 5-10 mins

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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  • Hi! My mini dachshund had been acting strange lately and I'm wondering if it could be hypothyroidism. He is lethargic and his abdomin is slightly sensitive. He has also experienced mild hair loss.
  • 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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