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Pearl. Thank you. My dog had been showing signs of arthritis

Good morning, Pearl. Thank you. My dog had been showing signs of arthritis in one of his rear legs. It gradually grew from a slight catch in his gait to not walking at all. He can drag himself, and his front legs and chest are very powerful, thankfully. He does seem to have pain when you try to manipulate his hind quarters to move him, etc. He was able to walk a couple of days ago once we helped him up on his feet, but was wobbly. Now if we try to get him on his hindquarters, he gets very angry and starts growling and barking viciously. He has always gotten bent out of shape about playing with him from behind, though. (Like when we were playing and rough-housing and you get behind and put your hands on his hind quarters and act like you are going to pull or playfully "swat" him (not hard of course) Australian Shepherds love crazy play due to huge amounts of energy and athleticism. He was the Energizer Bunny, so to speak, and would play catch all day if allowed. Anyway, now he cannot walk, and of course has to do his business on pads, towels, etc. A lot of times it gets on the floor. He doesn't act like he is in pain, but he seems depressed bc he no longer has freedom and cannot go outside. I don't know what could be going on. We will be taking him in to the vet, but as he is immobile and huge. that will be no small feat. I'm wondering what we might be facing.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: KJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: There is not.JA: How old is had?Customer: 10JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about had?Customer: It seems like there might have been an injury to his back when he got tangled up with my husband accidentally. He says Luke did not cry out, but later that day, he yelped and started to seem frightened. It looks like he has a large hump, like a huge muscle spasm. There was not any sort of lump there the day before, and it seems like very tight muscles. Seems like a huge spasm from the middle right of his back down approx 8 inches. Part of this "mass" is covering some of his spine. It was extremely painful in that area for the first day or two. The first day was really bad. If he moved a certain way he would yell out. However, he could still walk and even jog. He started drinking large amounts of water and would pant a lot, presumably from pain or discomfort. Then my hubby shaved him, and that seemed to cure that problem. However, the large amount of drinking and peeing continued.

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My dog is currently taking metrodinazole and sucralfate for

My dog is currently taking metrodinazole and sucralfate for a stomach issue. Since he started on the medications yesterday he has been urinating frequently and in large quantities. He also just urinated on our couch (super unlike him) and it was clear and odorless. Our vet is closed on Sundays. Should we stop giving him the medications? Or is this a completely unrelated issue?

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Three months ago, my female dog went blind overnight. Then

Three months ago, my female dog went blind overnight. Then she steadily lost weight even though she eats and drinks alot! She is emaciated looking now, but still gets around. Treated her with Quad4 thinking it was a tapeworm, no results. She is also chewing her hind leg bloody. Trying to keep it clean and covered.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wound.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: MazieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mazie?Customer: No

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I wanted to check whether i can give my dog milk thistle,

i wanted to check whether i can give my dog milk thistle, she is coming to the end of a run of Prednilisone but is having bad side effects, panting/trembling/restless/drowsy etc. she has had 5mg today, 5mg yesterday, 10mg on friday, thursday and saturday. she aslo stopped getting diazepam on friday. she is 27kg german pointer.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: she had a suspected trapped nerve in her scapula regionJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: whole body trmbling when she jumped up but fasciulations in the right forelimbJA: OK. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: troy, 8JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about troy?Customer: the above

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I have a 11 year old great pyraeenes, he is getting weak in

I have a 11 year old great pyraeenes, he is getting weak in his legs, they shake when he tried to walk, and go outside. He has sores that look like warts, but the burst and bleed and have a fluid content to them. He now has started throwing up brown chunky substances that looks like poop, he is still eating and using the bathroom as normal. He lays around a lot, I think he may have MAST cell cancer

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I have a pug. She's been urinating 30-35 times a day, and

Hi, I have a pug. She's been urinating 30-35 times a day, and drinking massive amounts of water. My vet asked me to collect urine sample directly into the urine collection box. But collecting it directly into it is absolutely impossible, because my dog, she urinates while walking and that too her vagina touches the floor. Vet tried to insert a pipe and extract urine but that also didn't help (because my dog is a pug, and she was very uncomfortable while pipe was being inserted)... after many days of toil, when collection didn't happen, vet asked me to collect urine from floor itself and send for culture. Culture report came today. It says "sterile" and no infection could be found. But still she's urinating and drinking a lot. She is spayed already. What can i do to find the cause of her frequent urination? Thanks.

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My 7 year old boxer refuses to eat and when we forced him to

My 7 year old boxer refuses to eat and when we forced him to eat with a syringe he vomited a few hours later. It has been about 1.5 weeks since he has eaten on his own. His bloodwork at the vet came back normal and they don't know what it could beJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the boxer will be able to digest that. What is the boxer's name?Customer: OnyxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Onyx?Customer: He was completely healthy until last December. He suddenly had a paralysis of his right side. Had a hard time walking and his mouth would hand and eye looked funny. Again the vet had no answers. Since then, his legs and mouth have fully recovered but his right eyelid is still paralyzed

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He was tested for Cushing's as he has all the signs except

he was tested for Cushing's as he has all the signs except hair loss but his fur is very slow growing, any way all his blood work came back he even did the cortisol suppression test and does not look like Cushing's , I am taking him for a consultation with an internist and a possible ultrasound. My question is if not Cushing's what else could it be? He is a 7 year old pit bull mixJA: 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 dog's name?Customer: Rocco, he uses Vectra for fleas, He has been to the vet several times in the past two months for this testing.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rocco?Customer: he is large 95 pounds , not lethargic. he drinks excessively and started having accidents in the house. he has always loved his food but now it is an obsession where he will pace and whine while we are getting his food ready. he is constantly looking for crumbs ect.. he also pants when none of the other dogs are. we can be quietly watching TV and he will just start panting none of the other dogs do it.

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I have a rescue golden, female about 10 yrs old. She smells

Hello! I have a rescue golden, female about 10 yrs old. She smells vile! Something seems to be wrong because she's panting excessively, cooling her undercarriage in the pool and then digging a hole and laying in it for hoursJA: 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: MollyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Molly?Customer: Not that I can think of... The smell began a month ago then cleared but it's back now

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