My female pointer/mix has been having stools that are
My female pointer/mix has been having stools that are orange. She went in and got a comprehensive exam with blood work. Everything came back normal except her BUN, HCT, HGB, MPV were all above normal. Is this something to be worried about. Is this causing the orange stools?
Many ticks attached already diagnosed with lyme, nothing yet
Many ticks attached already diagnosed with lymeJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: nothing yet want to give doxy to head off deeper infection of lymeJA: 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. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: i have two a 45 lb poodle and a 70pound lab mix today alone pulled five ticks yesterday six ticks these are nymph deer hundreds around woods around house
After a good work out (one hour of hunting or a mt. bike
After a good work out (one hour of hunting or a mt. bike ride) my 10 year old English Setter gets all stove up and can't move for hours. After a good ( 4+ hours) he is better, but it takes a full 25 hours to be ready for any real work. Two days later he's ready to go hunting again. Two months ago he could go for a good work out and be fine in 20 minutes. He has always been in shape. He weights 43 lbs. Has good eating habits and no gut problems.
Our 11 yr old Lab began acting lethargic & uninterrested in
Our 11 yr old Lab began acting lethargic & uninterrested in food on Thur. PM (earlier in the PM, he had been fine, playing ball, wanting snacks) but by 7 PM, he was extremely lethargic & depressed acting. He is still acting this way and has drank VERY LITTLE in the past 24 hr. His gums are pretty white now, when I press on them, I can not see any difference between the area where I pressed and the rest of his gums. I can not get him to drink anything.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?Customer: RiggsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Riggs?Customer: I don't know if it matters or not, but Aug 2015 he was diagnosed with a mild case of Lyme disease
I have a 13 yo 154 lb German Shepherd who appears to have
I have a 13 yo 154 lb German Shepherd who appears to have pulled a muscle today is his Rt back leg. He is bearing weight on it but limps. What can I give him to make him moe comfortable. No bet open on a Saturday eveningJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes. . .I am a human Nurse Practitioner and my daughter is a human PT. WE have gone over him pretty carefully. He does not withdraw iin pain from manipulating his drug. I was trying to ice the hip and he did not like that. He does not like pushing on the inside of the Rt thighJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. How old is PT?Customer: 35 why?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about PT?Customer: She is here with me.
I have a 7 yr old black german shepard who has EPi at about
good morning, i have a 7 yr old black german shepard who has EPi at about age 4. We treat this with pig pancreas powder mixed in food and seems to work well. When the fall weather hit last week and temps suddenly dropped 25 degrees she woke up and seemed a little tight and sore but still took her walk and played, ate,etc... each day it has gotten worse probably within 3 days she wouldn't/couldnt hardly get up on all fours and would just lay in same spot all day. Took to vet, found that each each is in pain, yelped when each ankle was played with, they have no idea, temp everything normal, took blood work, everything good. Now heading to specialist next week. She eats, wants to play with her ball, she is on Tramadol.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Aside from EPI she really has never had any issues and is very playful and tons of energy. I can tell she wants to go out and play but her ankles won't work, especially on the pain killers , she tries to take me and her ball out to yard to play but can't.
Is this real, are you here to help, Lol okay that is better
HI there...is this real, are you here to helpJA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.Customer: Lol okay that is better than nothing so heres the thing I am a Peace Corps volunteer, I don't know if you know what that is but it means that I live in Ecuador in a very rural place. without access to a vet.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: My dog has had this weird thing going on with his tongue where he is not using it. it sits about halfway back in his mouth and he is eating like a duck i took him to the city (4 hours away) and the vets did a couple tests on him for heart conditions and for distemper they both were negative they told me to wait and see what happens and hope that his tongue gets better but I am concerned, because it is obviously not norml is there something else I can do?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: there are a lot of ticks were I live, and almost impossible to get rid of. He was just sick with a tick disease (not lyme disease, a different one) where he is really pale and does not want to eat. but now he is normal where he is eating again and is his normal active self, except for the tongue thing
I will be adopting a 6 year old dachshund. I don't know the
I will be adopting a 6 year old dachshund. I don't know the dogs shot history. What types of shots should they get initially and then what is the schedule of shots they should be getting moving forward? I know flea and heart worm medication needs to be given monthly but what else? Thanks.