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German Shepherd, will be eight years in June. He has been

German Shepherd, will be eight years in June. He has been ignoring food and been quite thirsty. Last night pooped on two rugs. Very loose and shiny and black - appeared to be bloody (used white paper towel to clean up) Urinating everytime he goes out. However, he cannot poop. Appears to be straining to do so. This happened one other time months ago.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the German shepherd's name?Customer: Jake.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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What would make my dog pace and wander endlessly.has a

what would make my dog pace and wander endlessly.has a history of being unable to absorb vit.b12 from his foodJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: chasse-8years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: his head shakes side to side as though out of control and his balance is real poor.also very weak

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I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and

I have a 10 year old Dachshund in great health, but on and off over the last year, he's been getting these pimple like bumps that are very itchy have a pus like smell. After they are scratched, they dry and flake off. My Vet gave me a steroidal spray, but it seems to only treat the symptoms. Before I head off to a veterinary dermatologist , I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this before?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: OttoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Otto?Customer: Nope

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My 10 yr old lab has a horrible yeast infection in his skin.

My 10 yr old lab has a horrible yeast infection in his skin. He is on a grain free food and I put probiotics on his food daily. I bathe him in a vet shampoo about every 10 days with medicated soap and have tried vinegar in his water and on his skin. It's not getting better and he is losing hair and scratches all the time. HELPJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: LabradorJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: Yes. He's a Labrador retrieverJA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Labrador?Customer: He doesn't have fleas

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My dogs back legs started collapsing in the last two weeks

Hi. My dogs back legs started collapsing in the last two weeks just Randomly his back legs would give way and tonight his legs gave way and hecouldnt get back up. And now he is panting alot and is drinking way too much water.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Well I think there isn't. Cause eventually he managed to get back up and walked in without limpingJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Name is ***** ***** he is about 10 years pinball breedJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: His name is captainJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about captain?Customer: Well he is normally overweight and his right left knee caps pops off quite a bit. But other than that loves to walk quite happy

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My 9 year old Shepherd mix dog has not been eating or

My 9 year old Shepherd mix dog has not been eating or pooping for the last 2-3 days he has a temperature of 102 and he does pee what can I doJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BearJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bear?Customer: He was throwing up some white foam yesterday he does do a lot of drinking and it seems like he's alert and he's awake but he doesn't want to move very much

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Second opinion] - Our 14 yo mini pnscher is panting

Second opinion] - Our 14 yo mini pnscher is panting excessively and has drank a lot of water. what can I do to help him?JA: Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The veterinarian will know what to do.Customer: does giving him baby aspirin help?JA: Have there been any changes in the dog's appearance or diet?Customer: noJA: Is there anything else you think the vet should know?Customer: I'm not sure

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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 ?

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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...

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