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My dog Buggs had surgery on his shoulder area about 60 hours

My dog Buggs had surgery on his shoulder area about 60 hours ago. He has a significant incision about 12 inches llong and is receiving rimadyl and codeine for pain. I cut down on the codeine however as he is having the post surgery constipation problem. Perhaps that IS more the problem. He ate and drank very well the first 24 hours after surgery but not as well yesterday. He is urinating but not pooping. He keeps wanting to go out very often but then just wanders around as if looking for the right place to go. He did try but just 2 times. He is now coming back in and panting or breathing hard. I gave him yesterday afternoon about 3/4 cup of pumpkin and 1 cup of milk and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Don't know if maybe I have made the problem worse cutting back on the codeine. Should I give him more water with a syringe or?????

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Kelly Jones

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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I'm just trying to figure out how normal diarrhea is for a

I'm just trying to figure out how normal diarrhea is for a pit bull who as eaten a quarter of a venison summer sausage rollJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Junior 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Junior?Customer: nope. he's healthy. he was normal 36 hours ago, able to hold down fluids and soft foods. just kinda tired and the diarrhea has maintained the consistency of slightly more solid than baby food we haven't tried home remedies for diarrhea yet he's only using the restroom maybe 2x more than normal. its just the consistency of his stools that have me alarmed

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,308 satisfied customers
My dog licked up some of the left over melted ice cream from

My dog licked up some of the left over melted ice cream from 2 bowls accidentally left on the carpet. He was downstairs, and may have taken a few licks fro each bowl. One bowl had Breyes Samoas ice cream, and the other bowl had Wal-mart brand (Great Value) Smores Ice Cream. One of the ice creams does have some chocolate shavings, and both have fudge ripples in them. He is 13 lbs (last time he was weighed was in Aug at his vet appt). He is a rescue dog, so we don't know his age, but he is a little guy (50% Beagle, 13% Pekingnese, and the rest a mix).JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your beagle will be able to digest that. What is the beagle's name?Customer: LukeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Luke?Customer: Not that I can think of. We gave him some toast afterward, reading something that may help, not sure.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

26,178 satisfied customers
She keeps trying to swallow and is licking every thing, Abby

she keeps trying to swallow and is licking every thingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Abby and she is 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Abby?Customer: just compulsive licking

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

5,894 satisfied customers
Yesterday we adopted a 32lb dog. She recently had surgery

Yesterday we adopted a 32lb dog. She recently had surgery and is on two meds - Carprofen 75mg/day, and Cephalexin 500mg 2x/day. About an hour ago we discovered that we'd accidentally given her two doses of both (miscommunication between family members). No adverse signs in the dog. We're worried about whether these double doses will harm her

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,470 satisfied customers
My 30 lb cardigan corgi licked a little sprinkle of nutmeg

My 30 lb cardigan corgi licked a little sprinkle of nutmeg off some egg nog. Scared it is poisonous

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,646 satisfied customers
My dog has had diarrhea for hust over 24 hrs. She got into

My dog has had diarrhea for hust over 24 hrs. She got into icecreMJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: Icecream the other day since then she has had stimach upset. Her nose and ears are coldJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Addyson. 1.5 yearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Addyson?Customer: Wheaten terrier

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,646 satisfied customers
I misread directions on bottle gave my dog (weighs 127 lbs)

I misread directions on bottle gave my dog (weighs 127 lbs) 1 3/4 ofJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?Customer: I misread directions on bottle gave my dog (weighs 127 lbs) 1 3/4 of deramaxx 100mg. she seems fine but I am worried.JA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: She was run over by car and vet could find nothing wrong with her gave it for sorenessJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: no she seems normal. Would that be an overdose for her?JA: Is your dog eating normally?Customer: YesJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is your dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: No doesn't seem to be having an problemsJA: How is your dog behaving differently?Customer: No just laying around she is a bloodhound 9 years old. She mostly eats and sleeps now daysJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: Is this considered an overdose

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,470 satisfied customers
Our, 2 yrs old, just had mucus in his stool. The stool was

Our ***** *****, 2 yrs old, just had mucus in his stool. The stool was semi solid and was coated with the mucus. He's always had a very sensitive GI system and we only feed him his food and no table food. He does get some Plain kiefer in the morning.He will have this mucus present about 1 time per week. This time seemed to have one little spot of whitish but mostly it's a greenish/light brown color. I will take this stool and his morning stool sample to the dr in the morning.When I tested a spot of it on a urine strip with a qtip, the blood test did show positive and turned green, which worries me. No visible signs of blood present. I did see some very very tiny light brown areas in the mucus which looks like tiny pieces of his food.Should I feed him his regular kibble tonight or rice/chicken?He's acting 100% normal.He just had a stool sample test a few weeks ago that came back normal.Thank you in advanced for your help!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,898 satisfied customers
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