I have a 13 yr old Yellow Lab. He had ACL and meniscus
Hi...I have a 13 yr old Yellow Lab. He had ACL and meniscus surgery when he was 2 yrs old. That leg is bowed and has become more so as he's aged. Now it is much weakened and sometimes collapses. His walks are getting shorter and shorter...I have to make sure he can get home...I'm 76, and certainly can't carry himJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He can still get into the back of my suv with a running jump but I have to help him out supporting his rear legs because he has fallen a couple of times. I have him on Rimadyl now ....100mg a day, and just read online that I could increase that to 200mg. Is that true? I've been concerned about side effects in the past, but at 13, I just want him to be comfortable. He has no wounds...this is all rear leg related knee and hip issues he also has Laryngl Paralysis and I have read that as that worsens it can effect the hindquartersJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: He still loves his food, but is having more and more mobility problems. I want to know what I can do to keep him more comfortable, know more about the laryngeal paralysis and what I can do about that, and also if there are orthopedic supports that can help his leg.
My older lab (12.5 years) keeps showing excessive wheezing
My older lab (12.5 years) keeps showing excessive wheezing on the exhale and its quick and sounds almost like she's hoarse. It's gotten progressively worse. If I put my hand on her, she will stop but then comes back to t eventually. It's not happening all of the time but certainly when she gets excited and more frequency, for no reason at all. Last night she was up a lot with this breath. She's drinking a ton of water and going to the bathroom frequently. She's still eating just fine. She still wags her tail and occasionally shows signs of energy but she's keeping her head down a lot- even when she used to lift it.
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My dog has diabetes and a very bad cause she's been on any
My dog has diabetes and a very bad cause she's been on any biotics she's been heartworm tested which was negative and I still don't know what's going on my vet thinks it might be bronchitis so that is our next stepJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Suzi. 12yrJA: How old is Suzi?Customer: 12 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Suzi?Customer: No she knows more than me
My 12 year old Brittany is drinking excessively and
my 12 year old Brittany is drinking excessively and vomimitingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Brittany SpanielJA: OK. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the Brittany spaniel's name?Customer: MandyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mandy?Customer: She had surgery for laryngeal paralysis 1 year ago but is otherwise heatly and competes in agility
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I have a 10 year old Chocolate Lab. I've had her to the vet
I have a 10 year old Chocolate Lab. I've had her to the vet a couple of times for wheezing. She wheezes when she breathes in. He put her on a steroid and some kind of broncial medicine but it did not improve her breathing. Other than the wheeze she doesn't seem to be in any distress and her energy levels are still good.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Chocolate Lab dogJA: OK. What is the dog's name?Customer: HarleyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harley?Customer: Other than the wheezing she has recently started urinating in the house. She has been fully house trained since a puppy. It started around the same time as the wheeze. Our vet couldn't find a reason for the wheeze and advised to wait and see or spend the $750 for some kind of trach exam. He did do a urine test so don't think it is a urine infection.
My 4 year old Weim Boy is lethargic, no appetite, Breathing
My 4 year old Weim Boy is lethargic, no appetite, Breathing heavy 40 -45 Breaths per minute, gums pressed and blood returns in 1 second. seams hot but I have no thermometerJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: FloydJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Floyd?Customer: no
My beagle has put on a lot of weight since she was spayed in
My beagle has put on a lot of weight since she was spayed in the fall. Now she seems even more bloated and has muscus of sorts.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your beagle?Customer: I just sent it to you in previous msgJA: Where does your beagle seem to hurt?Customer: She's not hurting, really. She has just gain alot of weight quite rapidly over the last month and half or so and now she seem to have a fair amount of mucus in her throat.JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the beagle's name and age?Customer: No obvious pain. She does have some redness in one of her ears, which we have kept clean and flushing out.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your beagle?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she's just ove 2 years old.
My 11 year old yellow lab keeping doing this gagging thing
My 11 year old yellow lab keeping doing this gagging thing like he has something hung in his throat. He'll kind of gag and then it's over but he seems to be doing it more frequently.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Shadow. It's not really a cough. It's like he has something hung in his throat and he kind of gags but then that's it. But he seems to be doing it more often.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shadow?Customer: I don't think so.
My 12 yr old Lab has LP. He also has a tumor in his
My 12 yr old Lab has LP. He also has a tumor in his mesentery that I'm having checked in 2 days. This is a recheck to see if it has changed in size.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?Customer: River, prev AUS ruled out spleen or liver. He also has a TPLO screw coming loose and muscle atrophy. IVDD from cervical to lumbar. He is currently taking Meloxicam, Tramadol, Fish Oil and Glucomsemine. I started him on Gabapentin within the last week and plan on discontining his tramadol.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about AUS?Customer: With all his other problems, I am having a difficult time in deciding if Larengel tie back is his only option to correct his breathing issues. He is fine as long as he doesn't get excited. I work for a vet and he said a debark procedure may help a little but tie back is the best option, but considering all his issues money is a consideration. Will the debark sx help?