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My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She

My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She is restles and won't chase her ball?JA: 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 and age?Customer: Ginger5 yes old. Normally very active and playful. Very hot around here but have been letting her in the house. No frothing at mouth or worries about bloat. No limping but won't run after toys like normal. Won't even climb up 3 stairs on deck.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Normally Active?Customer: Just normal lab behaviour. Chases ball constantly being plaful with family. We noticed decreased activity yesterday afternoon.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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We believe our lab to have cold tail/limp tail-- she spent

We believe our lab to have cold tail/limp tail-- she spent all day swimming in the lake (still cold this time of year, we live in Ontario, Canada) and she hasn't swam since last summer.She's usually a tough girl, but she's been crying, so we know she's in pain.Is there anything at home or over the counter we can give her temporarily, until we can get an appointment with our regular vet?She's a pure bred black lab, almost 3 years old, and only on a monthly dose of Revolution for heartworm. She weighs 62lbs and has no other health conditions or medications.Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Talked to you a couple hours ago about doxy with tucked tail

talked to you a couple hours ago about doxy with tucked tail witnessed her urinate and run fast with the cha-winnie we have, toward another small dog in the neighbor behind two fences, barking. must have no pain. let me rub her haunches with no apparent pain. tail still tucked will have my local vet keep an eye on it over the weekend. thanks for putting my mind at rest.

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Dr. Altman

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My dog was playing fetch tonight like he does every night all

My dog was playing fetch tonight like he does every night all of a sudden he just stopped chasing the ball and sat down. Now just kind of laying around he is usually very active

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My border collie was swimming most of the day and now she

Hi, my border collie was swimming most of the day and now she has a limp tail. I read that this is common due to over-exercise. I have a bottle of Rimadyl from 8/2015. Is it okay to use expired Rimadyl?JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: it's not her foot, it's her tailJA: What is the Border collie's name?Customer: LillyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lilly?Customer: no, she just saw her vet yesterday and is in great health.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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This morning I noticed that my dog - very happy, tail always wagging - has a limp tail. T

This morning I noticed that my dog - very happy, tail always wagging - has a limp tail. The little curl at the end has gone out of it and even when she seems happy, it doesn't wag. She doesn't seem to be in any pain and she is acting normally, but her tail doesn't move much at all. My husband and I seem more worried and upset about it than she does. What could it be and how concerned should we be?Side note: we just got hit with a blizzard (2 feet or more of snow). Addy has only spent short spurts outside to avoid getting too cold. This also makes getting to a vet very difficult

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My dog could bark until he ran out-----scared---and spent a

my dog could bark until he ran out-----scared---and spent a night in the cold and rain. also, his tail is limp.

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My dog is a husky lab X, 85lbs, 7.5 yrs old, and has been

Hi, my dog is a husky lab X, 85lbs, 7.5 yrs old, and has been in good health, and sees our vet annually. He has a "limp" tail and cries when you touch it, he cries when he defecates and he struggles to find a comfortable way to lie down. He saw our vet nov. 21, had radiographs that were inconclusive. He was prescribed prednisone and has followed the Rx regimen exactly, in mid tx he shown improvement. He is now finished the Rx, and his tail is back to limp and seems worse than when we first observed the problem. I have read up on limber tail syndrome, and wondered if this could be the diagnosis? He is in horrible discomfort. I gave him 2.0cc meticam he has left from the last appt, and seems ineffective. Any suggestions? Thanks Patty ***@******.***

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Dr. We are on vacation and took our golden to a dog

Hello Dr.We are on vacation and took our golden to a dog beach for about 4 hours yesterday. Of course he played as normal with lots of energy and movement. When we came home Fenway took a nap for a couple hours and we noticed when he got up his back right hind leg was a little swollen. He would walk in the leg you could just see it was uncomfortable. If he sat for long periods of time it's almost like the leg would get stuff and he would yelp a little bit. About 2am I went to the local drug store and got him normal asprin 325mg tablets so I gave him one table and a half of another. He is 70lbs and could take two but being in the medical field I know to start a dosage lower. Today he was been moving and stretching his hind leg fine. But now we are noticing he will not lift his tail and when I went to examine it and pulled it up a little he yelped. He is eating and drinking normally and his output is normal he had a bowel moment wich was a little loose but I figured that could have been from the pain he was experiencing. Since we will not be home till December 28th, what would you suggest? Thanks and have a great day.

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