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Our 7 year old doberman jumped out of the back of our SUV as
Our 7 year old doberman jumped out of the back of our SUV as usual and did not yip. After climbing one story of stairs, he is only sitting and won't lay down indicating pain in back or hip area. We called vet and she said x-ray, pain killer, and watch. As we'd rather wait until tomorrow morning because the emergency Sunday visit is expensive, we'd like to know if there is a household pain medicine we could use on a one hundred lb. dog. Or, is this very serious and we must go to emergency now. Thank you for advice. Alaska Dog Lover
My dog, a larger breed, was outside and was mating with a
My name is Ted. My dog, a larger breed, was outside and was mating with a female I own. Left them out for a while. No fighting, but I'm wondering if he tore a muscle or severely strained a muscle. He now whines while laying on floor doing nothing, mild fever 104.5, has trouble getting up, almost like when dogs hips give out, but he has no pain when I touch his back or hips even very aggressively. His pain is getting up, he can walk, eat, urinate (won't lift leg) and poop. His pain seem to be more chest area/rib area, but doesn't seem in pain once he's standing. I have had an Akita with hip dysplasia and I don't think that is it, plus sudden onset 12 hours or so. Any theories before vet tomorrow?
My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She
My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She is restles and won't chase her ball?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 and age?Customer: Ginger5 yes old. Normally very active and playful. Very hot around here but have been letting her in the house. No frothing at mouth or worries about bloat. No limping but won't run after toys like normal. Won't even climb up 3 stairs on deck.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Normally Active?Customer: Just normal lab behaviour. Chases ball constantly being plaful with family. We noticed decreased activity yesterday afternoon.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
My dog continues to stagger when walking because s geriatric
My dog continues to stagger when walking because his geriatric vestibular syndrome won't completely go away. It has resolved about 85% but he doesn't like to walk long distances because the syndrome remains. He's on meclizine and phenobarbital for seizures. At the point is there anything else I can give him or do for him that will get him completely better?Thank you
45 lb 10 yr old female soft coated Wheaton terrier. She had
45 lb 10 yr old female soft coated Wheaton terrier. She had 2 TPLOs at a young age. 3 or 4. Has terrible skin allergy and is on Temeril P 100 twice a day. She doesn't want to go on walks anymore. She can walk and can run if she has to. No limping just slow. Been coming on for years. X rays last year didn't show much but it seems like age related and probably some arthritis. Tramadol was helping but not much anymore. She's on 50 3 times a day. Think an anti inflmmatory would be a big help with tramadol but she takes Temeril P. Would metacam be an option with Temeril.If not would an increase in the steroid be an option as the anti inflammatory
After swimming yesterday, my lab looks like she could beView more dog veterinary questions
After swimming yesterday, my lab looks like she could be nursing a paralyzed tail. I have heard this happens in cases of overuse. Is this true and when should I expect it to reverse itself? In the meantime, she seems to be in a good bit of pain. Is there anything I can do for her?