I have an 11 week old Toy Pomeranian. She is 1.5lbs. I have
I have an 11 week old Toy Pomeranian. She is 1.5lbs. I have had her for 4 weeks without any issues. I was feeding her soft food and she was also eating hard food. I started giving her mainly hard food which she was eating fine. Then all of a sudden she has been having problems with bowel movements. When she tries to poop she makes a noise like a lamb and it's difficult to get it out, but does poop. She poops a little at a time throughout the day. Her butthole is sore, red, and not a happy butthole. She is still playing and is happy. Is this constipation and if so what can I do?
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My dog has 1 large (1"x3") and 1 medium (1"x1") black
My dog has 1 large (1"x3") and 1 medium (1"x1") black splotches on his belly. The larger one appears to have a cluster or red blisters along one end and the smaller one looks crusty. They don't appear to itch, but he definitely doesn't want me looking at it. I am taking him to the vet today but I'd like to see what it might be from somebody who isn't going to try and sell me unnecessary surgery, testing, prescriptions, etc. I can send a photo also, but I don't see how to do that at the moment.As of about a month ago, I have cut out table scraps, and added sardines, olive oil and probiotics to his grain-free kibble about a month ago...he was favoring the hip that the splotch is under so I thought he had arthritis maybe. He's completely stopped limping but now I've noticed the splotches...not really sure how long they've been there. He's an Airedale, so quite fluffy and I usually pet him when he's standing or lying in my lap...haven't scratched his belly in a while, I guess. I feel like a bad doggie mommy.
My 7 pound Maltese has blood in her stool which has been
My 7 pound Maltese has blood in her stool which has been goopy to runn. Blood only this morning in stool. I think she may have gotten hold of a grape remnant that my bird dropped. Otherwise is fine, playful, eating, all else normal. Other than has always had sensitive tummy. We feed her boiled chicken breast and grain free kibble.
I took my 8 week old toy breed puppy to the vet today for
I took my 8 week old toy breed puppy to the vet today for bloody tinged diarrhea and decreased appetite. The tech did not get a good stool sample, which was negative, so the vet prescribed Ponazuril prophylactically for suspected coccidia, and told me to give the first dose tonight. However, I forgot to refrigerate the syringes of medication. Puppy is much worse tonight than he was this morning when seen by the vet. The vet felt that he was healthy and playful, and gave vaccinations as well. Puppy is very sleepy and cries out in pain when we pick him up. (Could be soreness from shot?) I'm keeping him hydrated with a syringe which he eagerly drinks from. Is peeing fine. Diarrhea is pudding consistency with no more overt blood. He weighs 1 pound 12 ounces, and has not eaten since last night. He had an episode of shaking which I treated with Nutrical and he perked up a lot after that. My questions: is it safe to give the medication if I forgot to refrigerate? As long as he is drinking and taking the NutriCal, am I safe to wait until tomorrow to see a vet?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: No
My 9 week old puppy just threw up 4 hours eating his lunch.
Hello, my 9 week old puppy just threw up 4 hours eating his lunch. His vomit looked like it was digested (mushy), but not sure why he is. I started spraying bitter apple spray around the home. Could that be why?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No, he's been eating the same kibble as what his breeder fed him. Life's Abundance. It doesn't seem to be the food thats causing the problem since it doesn't happen too often.JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: EarlJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Earl?Customer: He had his 8 week shots already, the breeder took him. His 10 week shots are on Oct 29th. His stool is firm and i don't see any worms in it or around his bottom.
My 7 yr old havanese is throwing up. 1x last night, then
my 7 yr old havanese is throwing up. 1x last night, then this early afternoon. this morning was bile. he does eat some grass outside.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: no. i make his food and couple it with kibble. i give him carrots and apples for treats.JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: MontyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Monty?Customer: he had several ear infections so i started making his food and they cleared up. but i'm unsure what the recent vomiting is about...
Noticed that our dog sounds like she is always trying to
noticed that our dog sounds like she is always trying to clear her throat, I have also noticed she is not barking, she will eat her food and water and is alert and will playJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Zia, just turned 3, she is a Golden retriever. we just moved from Tn to chicago 4 m months age and I do not have a vet yet,JA: How old is Zia?Customer: 3JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zia?Customer: no She is healthy and UTD on shots
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My dog's belly is rock hard and he winced when i tried to
my dog's belly is rock hard and he winced when i tried to pick him up. he has been uncomfortable for at least 4 hours nowJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is a 5 year old chihuahuaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tucker?Customer: he is not neutered. He's UTD on all vaccinations. no new foods or anything recently. doesn't feel feverish. Besides that it's just the abdominal tenderness and guarding
My dog is 11 months old and he started having bald spots,
My dog is 11 months old and he started having bald spots, and then his back started turning black with scabs and it was hard. I tried to change his diet to meat free, grain free kibbles and introduced him to salmon with chicken keebles which he seemed to like. The dark/black scabs on his back is spreading and I have been trying to research the most humane and chemical free medicine for him. I have not taken him to a Vet as I have no Pet Insurance but with his black spot on his back spreading, I wanted to ask your advise. I have been using Nu-Stock ointment on his back, as well as Benzoyl Peroxide Shampoo and have recently been soaking him on Apple Cider Vinegar. However, it has not been working. He is a Shih Tzu, on a smaller size, and he is easily scared and panics. I've researched about Demodectic Mange which is quite similar to what he may have, as well as Yeast Infection. But when I tried to scrub his back, I see redness on the backside which looks like blood. Are these mites or fleas?Please help and advise. Thank you.