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My dog (2 yr. old boxer) is experiencing a lot of scratching

My dog (2 yr. old boxer) is experiencing a lot of scratching and biting his feet...he doesn't walk on his front left paw. He just got back from his vet. exam. What is wrong?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes...his paw looks fine...there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it..no redness.JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is a 2 yr. old boxerJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Teddy?Customer: no

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We are trying to diagnose my 19 month old dog who has

we are trying to diagnose my 19 month old dog who has developed a head tilt 5 days ago. dont think she has nystagmus..she is still eating and drinking but has never had a great appetite anyways. She is currently being treated for Lyme disease with Doxycycline. The vet looked in her ears but they looked clear as far as she could see. the vet drew a chem panel and cbc but we don't have those results yet. Not sure what to do next?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Marley..we rescued her a few months ago. she is a white lab/Shepard mixJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Marley..we?Customer: healthy otherwise...just quirky! we worked through alot of fear aggression. We have another 2 year old lab rescue and they are VERY active. run..play and chase crows and pelicans!

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My dog is having problems with his right shoulder: he will

My dog is having problems with his right shoulder: he will cry if you put a little bit of pressure on it....it feels tight and just a little but not much swollen and when he stands it looks like he is having spassums. I rubbing it very lightly and he started crying, he is walking very slow.

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My dog diagnosed with kidney failure on July26. She has been

My dog diagnosed with kidney failure on July26. She has been in the hospital care for 5 days after finding her BUN was 116 mg/dl and CREA 6.4 mg/dl. After 5 days her numbers went to BUN 71 and CREA 6.1. They thought she might get better care at home since she was stressed out to be in the hospital and not eating there. She had several tests afterwards, and currently she still has BUN 99 and CREA 6.2. However, her urine specific number has always been in normal ranges around 1.023 in this time frame. And in the blood tests there hasn't been showing up any other issues in the internal organs according to our doctor. Her most recent numbers on August 10 show BUN 99 CREA 6.2 urine specific number 1.022. She doesn't eat much. Only willingly eats chicken and beef. I force feed her some can food for her condition. Also I syringe feed her goat milk, yogurt, white egg and Kyro Syrup mix from time to time. She takes antibiotics, pepsid equivalent medicine, phosphate binder and probiotics. Also we give sub-q fluids for 500cc in every 2 days. I feel like we are missing something. Do you have other recommendations?

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Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always

Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always taken them to the vet for their annual boosters. I have come to the realization that I don't want to over vaccinate them. They are due for DHPP, lyme, lepto, and bordatella. I live in north Texas and would like to know if the DHPP is really necessary to revaccinate every year? I decided not to give them bordatella since I don't take them to dog parks or other social events with unknown dogs. I don't understand why Rabies vaccine is given at intervals of 3 yrs and DHPP is every year? Also based on my location would it be advisable to vaccinate on lyme and lepto? I mean we sometimes get opossums and rabbits scowering my neighborhood.

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Limping for 2 days and extra tired, I haven't found any text

Limping for 2 days and extra tiredJA: 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: I haven't found any text on her so I don't think it's lymes but it's sure seems like the same symptoms at all my other dogs of hadJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: She's 5 yrs old and active/healthy otherwise

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The other day I was in a car accident with my dog in the

The other day I was in a car accident with my dog in the car. The dog was a 12 year old golden retriever I was not jolted or injured and I don't think my dog was either but when we got home about 3 hours later she started to shiver, vomit green and yellow thick vomit and was very weak.I raced her to the vet and she had a temp of 106. Her liver was enlarged and one of the enzymes was about 800.She was breathing hard but the chest x-Ray was clear. She died 3 hours later and I don't have any answersThey gave her fluid, metacam and tried to cool her.In the morning that day she would not eat which was unusual for her because she was a retriever and usually ate well she also had very green pooh in morning. Over the past 2 weeks she had vomitted a few times but she eats everything and it wasn't excessive or something alarming. She was swimming the night before for about and hour and did regularly at our home which is on a beautiful lake.Do you have any thoughts on what killed her besides the high fever.Could the accident have cause her stress and that killed her?Did she have a disease or infection and the stress from the accident cause her immune system to go crazy, increasing her temp and that killed her.I have so much guilt that I killed her in the accident or didn't notice that she was sick.Do you have any thoughts on a diagnosis.I will never know for sure but I need to know something.

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My dog was about six years old Chihuahua / Maltese mix

Hi my dog was about six years old Chihuahua / Maltese mix started shaking for no reason it's not cold or in Pennsylvania now it's around 70 75 panting can't jump up and down anymore lethargic but has a good appetite and drinks

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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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