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My dog has had fever, loss of appetite, and it seems pain in

Hello, my dog has had fever, loss of appetite, and it seems pain in her hind leg area. She's had trouble going up/down stairs. She's about 5 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: We took her to the vet and they said she had a virus, but they were not sure what kind. She's been so miserable. Her eyes are red and droopyJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Daisy she's an English Spriner SpanielJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?Customer: No, she had puppies about 9 months ago but other than that no other health issues. We have 3 other dogs and they are all fine

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I just adopted a 3 year old male GSD from an abuse and

I just adopted a 3 year old male GSD from an abuse and neglect situation. When I brought him to the vet we discovered that besides the physical injuries he is also in kidney failure. He is a really sweet dog and I am NOT going to put him down but I can not afford the k/d food at $65 for 17 pounds. Is there a commercial food that is safe for a dog in his condition?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: JaxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jax?Customer: Active Lyme disease and arthritis from being beaten

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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I have a two year old lab mix. I live in Syracuse and we got

I have a two year old lab mix. I live in Syracuse and we got hit with a lot of snow enabling my dogs to hurdle the now much closer to ground level fence. I generally catch them before they go over but when I looked up this time she had not quite made it over before the snow sank under her weight and rather than making the jump was now caught on the fence picket by their collar. i immediately ran to her and had her rest her weight on me while I struggled to lift her enough to unsnap her collar. It felt like forever she was caught there but realistically though I struggled it was likely not more than 3-5mins and again I was preventing her from being choked by propping her. Immediately after getting her down she laid on me for a few seconds and licked me but then hopped back up and was her old self again. Howbwer Sunday I noticed she has started to limp slightly but I looked and noticed she has a very short and split toenail on that foot So figured she just got it caught on sometimng as she has a few times before but today she is far more lethargic and I'm noticing she's having contractions in her abdomen and muscle spasms in her back legs. She is now putting weight on the front paw she officially was keeping lifted and waking very slow/pensively. She doesn't go up or down the stairs and wouldn't even hop off the bed this morning. Is this possible from oxygen dep? She also + for Lymes while still a puppy and never showed symptoms but did the stress of the fence incident possibly cause a flair up?

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Dr. Jo

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My 2 1/2 year old Chow was diagnosed with Lyme disease last

My 2 1/2 year old Chow was diagnosed with Lyme disease last November. He received doxycycline for 1 month (I'm not sure of the dosage). Last week he had a recurrence of Lyme and is again on doxy. What do you feel is the correct course of treatment for a recurrence (not a new infection) of this disease?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the 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?Customer: Mr. TibbsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mr. Tibbs?Customer: Other than the Lyme he is healthy.

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Dr. Bruce

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I think she is having a lymes disease flare up, She is

I think she is having a lymes disease flare upJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: She is lethargic and hasn't gone potty since yesterday and won't get out of her bed. She had lymes disease this year last time and is showing same sypmtoms. favors 1 back leg then the otherJA: 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: Nae Nae and 2 years old. She is a bichon as far as I can tell. shes a rescueJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nae Nae?Customer: Nothing I can think of. She did do medication last year for the lymes disease.

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Dr. Gabby

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My golden retriever (age 9) started to shake and pace at

my golden retriever (age 9) started to shake and pace at night (and sometimes during the day) we had some bloodwork done and was informed that she has lyme disease. Can that be the cause of this? She has the shakes during bad weather but they usually go away. the more frequent issue is at night when we bring them to bed and after some time, she gets up, paces and pants? Hope I am clear enough? thank you for any response. Also, she had an xray of her stomach with no issuesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: no. the vet prescribed an antibiotic (this started about a week ago) but it has not seemed to help but could lyme disease cause this?

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Dr. John

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My dog, (2.5 years old Golden ret.) Has bad allergies and

My dog, Cooper (2.5 years old Golden ret.) Has bad allergies and was pulling his hair tail out. The vet did tests for mites, fleas, etc all came back negative. They feel it's a real bad hotspot or allergic reaction to bite, etc as its a 3 inches by 7 inches bare spot in til that he tore his hair out, bright red. Now has been on doxycycline since Saturday for Lyme disease. We been to the vet 4 times in past 1.5 weeks. They gave me medical wipes and apoquel for tail and wanted to wait for simplicef cause of mixing with doxycycline but the tail is getting worse...it takes him 2 hours to eat cause it's so bothersome. Simplicef cleared up his previous hot spots. Can I give my dog simplicef and doxycycline at the same time?? I have a couple pills from his.last hot spot. He moops around anJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about came?Customer: He threw up today and didn't eat his breakfast this morning.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 9 year old beagle who has had Lyme since he was a

I have a 9 year old beagle who has had Lyme since he was a young pup..it has always manifested in his leg. He seems to be having a harder time than normal and won't even put the leg down. Is there something we can give him to help with the pain?

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Dr. Gabby

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My puppy received it's first set of shots 5in1 (DHPP) and

My puppy received it's first set of shots 5in1 (DHPP) and Leptospirosis 4 way. Does her remaining set of shots of the same have to be from the same manufacturer? Is it recommended?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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