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My five year old rott was diagnosed with tick fever and

My five year old rott was diagnosed with tick fever and subsequently put on doxycycline tables for two weeks, however I was only able to give him a week's supply since there was a shortage of he medication. I ended up missing a day and then I was able to acquire another week's supply, just this time in the capsule form. In summary. He was on the tablets for a week, skipped a day and then was given the capsules for another week. On t see on to last day of giving him the capsules I noticed that he was losing his appetite and was incredibly weak. I took him to the vet again who discovered that he was severely dehydrated and had lost 17 pounds in ten days. She kept him for a night and put him on IV and attempted to rehydrate him. She sent him home, but he is currently weak, can only lift his head, he is purely skin and bones, still cannot eat and has diarrhea. I am giving him water through a syringe but it seems to make the diarrhea worse. The vet suggested that he has some form of kidney disease and hence the dehydration and weight loss. I am taking him to another vet tomorrow for a second opinion and for them to run a series of blood tests. Any advice you are able to offer will be greatly appreciated in the interim. Thank you.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I found a beige mass about the size of a kernel of corn near

I found a beige mass about the size of a kernel of corn near bottom left shoulder of my Australian shepherd . Are they prone to tumors and what is the difference between benign and cancerous tumors?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 and age?Customer: Buster and at the pound they say he is 9 yrs old but he doesn't look it or act it. I've had him about 3 weeksJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buster?Customer: About 3 days ago I switched between turkey and venison dog food to chicken and brown rice and he has been taking revolution for about 3 weeks and still scratches every now and then no skin irritation fleas or anything like that

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I have a Pit /Yellow Lab He has a cough at times and pukes a

I have a Pit Bull/Yellow Lab He has a cough at times and pukes a lot.He usually pukes up what appears to be saliva in large amounts and his food after he eats.He also groans when laying down or getting up or sometimes just repositioning himself.He still has energy but its been too hot to walk him.He had the flu a few weeks ago and seem to never get over it completely.He did test positive for lyme disease before we got him two and one half years ago.Now he is three and one half.I have been feeding him hamburger and rice along with bland dog food recommended by the vet.The vet took blood test which was normal.

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Dr. Loretta

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Recently the vet thought my 13 year old beagle had a disc

Recently the vet thought my 13 year old beagle had a disc problem. She was never on pain meds, didn't seem in pain and rested through the nights. Feet placed correctly and when examining paws, she pulls them back in place quickly. After 5 weeks of rest, she was still squirming a little when touching her neck but vet says no pain present in her back/neck. I had an xray done-no arthritis or narrowing vertabrae. The vet had her on 5mg prednisone in am and 100mg gapapentin in pm (thinking its nerve pain). She moans very loud, pushing my hand to keep going when I massage her side. I have seen my dog while laying down, slightly bob her head up and down (no voluntarily). Vet feels she absolutely has arthritis in her ankles and its responding to prednisone. My vet is open to doing blood tests, etc. Are there blood tests, other tests other than MRI that might rule other things out? Do you have any suggestions what this might be?

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My dog is pacing slowly back and forth, Emma, she is 3, No

My dog is pacing slowly back and forthJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Emma, she is 3JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Emma?Customer: No she's usually very healthy

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Jennifer Van Noy

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We have had Australian shepperds. our daughter just adopted

we have had Australian shepperds for years. our daughter just adopted a 4 year old male that is 75 lbs. he came to visit my 1.5 year old aussie and was running and yelped. He now is limping, will bear weight walking slow, but if he trots he will pull his leg up some. I felt the joints and toes and moved the ' knee' and 'hip' -- he does not wince on bending our touching the joints or toes. I felt his hamstring and it did feel ' tight'. I told our daughter to keep him quiet and only walk him to go to the bathroom. We are leaving the country for a week on the 30th. Have a family member dog sitting him and then in the pet hotel as well. Not sure if we should get him looked at now, or just see how it plays out after he rests.

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Dr. Kara

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I have a rescue dog that was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I

I have a rescue dog that was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I have had her for 2 nights now and in those 2 nights she has only gone pee once and poop once. It's has been almost 24 hrs since she last did. I had talked to the vet about it this morning and he didn't seem worried. She drinks and is eating and is on doxycycline twice a day. I'm ConcernedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?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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Katie Volat

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Took 2 border collies on a ke and found over 30 ticks on

Took 2 border collies on a hike and found over 30 ticks on them. Baths were given but found 6+ more between toes. They have tick medications. Should we worry about anything else? We think we got most of them off them.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog gnawed on some ant poison tins and I'm wondering if

My dog gnawed on some ant poison tins and I'm wondering if this is an emergency.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what your dog ate?Customer: Yeah. I bought 7 aluminum tins of ant bait poison. She gnawed on 1 or two really well but idk if she actually ingested any of the metal containersJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: She's about 35 lbs. and 3 years old. She's positive for Lyme disease, but it's well-managed.

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Dr. Kara

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