Just noticed my 21//2 year old sheltie has cloudiness over
Just noticed my 21//2 year old sheltie has cloudiness over her pupils in both eyes -' she seems happy running around -- do I have to go to a dog eye specialist to diagnose cataracts or can a vet do that and hopefully give drops 5 is worse than the other I want the best for my dog but could never afford surgery -- hopefully could be treated with vitamins - herbs etc -- holistic ?
My lovely cockapoo is 14,5 years old. Until about a month
Hi, my lovely cockapoo is 14,5 years old. Until about a month ago he was able to hold his urine until I come home , and I would usually walk him only 3 times per day: before I leave for work, after work and before the bed time. About a month ago, some occasional accidents started. I visited his vet and started calvados for 2 weeks. His urine test came negative though. But now my dear dog has "accidents" almost every day or a couple of times per day. He just was outside for 40 min and came back at 8:00 pm, then he ate a bit, drank, played and suddenly peed right in his bed... Looked like he couldn't hold it anymore at 9:00.He was staying though during the day for 5 hours in his room while we visited some people without any accidents.I am at loss: should I take him out any time he eats/ drinks now?Thanks so much for your help...
I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel. He just had full senior
I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel. He just had full senior blood work up in May and everything looked fantastic. He stopped eating all his food right when I feed him (he now picks at it throughout the day) and is drinking and irinating more. He is locking his paws and panting more often. Any idea of what could be going on?
I have a chihuahua mixed dog who is about 9 years old. He
Hi. I have a chihuahua mixed dog who is about 9 years old. He seems to be drinking an extra amount of water than usual and is peeing an extra amount. I lost my boston terrier a few months ago to diabetes. I'm afraid this is happening now to my chihuahua. Any suggestions?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the diabetes. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your chihuahua?Customer: When I lost my boston terrier, she was too far into the diabetes to be saved. Am I at this point with my baby now?
He has lost muscle mass in his rear legs. He is also having
He has lost muscle mass in his rear legs. He is also having seizures. He cries all the time and can't walk now.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: mini schnauzer he is maybe around 15 years old.JA: OK. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the schnauzer?Customer: Not that I know of.
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My dog Otis was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Saturday
My dog Otis was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Saturday September 17th. We have been giving him insulin but there are still ketones in his urine. Tonight they were small to moderate levels. Is this an emergency that I should take action on by giving him a small dose of insulin to get him through until his next scheduled dose? He developed diarrhea today but otherwise is acting normal but a bit lethargic. Still eating and drinking but is burping. He is 30 lbs and is a middle aged Border Terrier. Thank you...
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I took my dog to the vet a week ago tomorrow and have a
i took my dog to the vet a week ago tomorrow and have a recheck scheduled for tomorrow. she has either Leptospirosis or an auto-immune disease. So to treat for lepto we have her on antibiotics plus prednisone. 5 milligrams of pred 2 times a day today her stomach is distended and she just tried to jump up on the sofa and had problems with that. she is 4 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: she started eating a few hours after her initial antibiotics and pred shots from the vet and i think she is on the mend but now i fear the prednisone is having adverse affects and i want to skip tonights dose if that would help stellaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: no she has been healthy until now
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My 13 year old yorkie has not eaten for 2 days but is
My 13 year old yorkie has not eaten for 2 days but is drinking quite a bit of water. She is extremely listlessJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: KatoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kato?Customer: She started being really picky with her food about a month ago. So I have tried all sorts of different things to tempt her, but no luck
She's 9 and has very high cholesterol: 1052. Max is 400
she's 9 and has very high cholesterol : 1052. Max is 400 according to the lab. Can I give her red yeast extract to lower it?JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Belgian Shepherd, 75 pounds, femaleJA: OK. I'm sure she 's feels you are doing your best. What seems to be the problem with she 's?Customer: Can I give red yeast extract to lower her cholesterol?JA: Where does she 's seem to hurt?Customer: she's not hurting!!!! Cholesterol is too high - she could have a heart attackJA: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about she 's?Customer: no