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Sorry to be so typing to gf about dog, ok, she's mostly lab,

hi thereJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: sorry to be so long typing to gf about dogJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: ok, she's mostly lab, she's 10, and been overfed by an unfortunately for me to say, a psychopathJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: she know has serious arthritisJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: i have had ferrets degus horses cats rabbits evryth but a dogJA: Is the dog eating normally?Customer: i have a biolgy degreeJA: Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: so i8m a bit knowledgableJA: How is the dog behaving differently?Customer: let me ask.. as far as i know, npoJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: she is on certrophen and aspirinJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: she is cardiovascularly extremely fit b/c my gf walks and runs her every day foir all her lifeJA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no wounds, nonothing anywhere, just joint pain u take paypal?

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

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We have had Australian shepperds. our daughter just adopted

we have had Australian shepperds for years. our daughter just adopted a 4 year old male that is 75 lbs. he came to visit my 1.5 year old aussie and was running and yelped. He now is limping, will bear weight walking slow, but if he trots he will pull his leg up some. I felt the joints and toes and moved the ' knee' and 'hip' -- he does not wince on bending our touching the joints or toes. I felt his hamstring and it did feel ' tight'. I told our daughter to keep him quiet and only walk him to go to the bathroom. We are leaving the country for a week on the 30th. Have a family member dog sitting him and then in the pet hotel as well. Not sure if we should get him looked at now, or just see how it plays out after he rests.

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

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He was dashing around and slid a bit. No problems with me

He was dashing around and slid a bit. No problems with me moving leg and feeling for obvious signs of injury, just favoring left leg.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes, he often gets things in his paws, always check when we come inside.JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Liam is a three year old neutered Doberman. 86 lbsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Liam?Customer: No, just that he is awesome. And possibly weaned too early as he still suckles his blanket to fall asleep...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.

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Dr. John

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog keeps rubbing her face and wincing her eyes and

My dog keeps rubbing her face and wincing her eyes and flinching her ears like she's in pain I took her to the ER and the attending cldnt find an issue and just sent me home with pain meds. She doesn't eat much and hasn't pooped in atleast 48 hrs. Last night she got up and scarfed down some lunch meat which was the only she wld consider. I'm concerned it is either her stomache or something in her head. Please help!!!

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I am a registered nurse, but I am also a registered

Hello, my name is***** am a registered nurse, but I am also a registered veterinary technician and worked for 9 years before I switched to human nursing. My dog Casey is a 21 lb (10kg) cockapoo/westie who is 14 years old. He has compression between his T 11-12 which was viewed as chronic when his rads were sent to a radiologist in mid June 2016. Casey was in great shape even upto 2 months ago, we would hike for 7km at least 3 times a week without any issues. However, he's declined seemingly rapidly and we walked on flat ground for 5km yesterday and he's been limping and noticeably sore in his back.I will take him into my vet tomorrow, but I'd like to know if I can give him something for pain. He's on extensive list of medications and I'd like to know if they are contraindicated with Butorphanol?1. Atopica 50mg once daily (for allergies, used for approx 10 years)2. Clomipramine 25mg once daily (for anxiety, used for approx 6 years)3. Vanectyl P 1/2 tab once daily (for allergies, used for approx 2 years)4. Gabapentin 75mg twice daily (for back pain, used for 4 weeks- dose increased last week from from 50mg to 75mg)I have Butorphanol 1mg tablets that I was prescribed for sedation while travelling in the car, but I never used it. He was sedated with Amytryptaline 10mg and Acepromazine 2.5mg and ended up having 3 seizures, which were triggered by the vibrations on the highway, this happened June 6th 2016. He has no other history of seizures and had been sedated with those meds multiple times for travelling over the past 5 years or more without incident. He wasn't on the Gabepentin when prescribed the Butorphanol and I don't know if they are contraindicated? He is unable to take any NSAIDS cause he had significant intestinal bleeding after being on Metacam approx 10 years ago. I realize that Butorphanol is not the best for pain relief, but I'd try anything to help him at this point. He did improve a little overnight, but knowing that I have something that could make him more comfortable, I'd like to use it if it's safe. I also, realize that he would be slightly sedated, but I'd rather he be comfortable. His dose for Butorphanol for travel was 2.5mg, but could be increased to 5mg q12h as needed, I have a total of 15 tablets of 1mg Butorphanol. I'd like to know if it's safe to give, and if you have any other dose recommendations?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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3 year old aussie. Has worked 40 wks of obedience and 6 wks

3 year old aussie. Has worked 40 wks of obedience and 6 wks of agility. Excels at all. about a yr ago the trainer felt Mya (aussie) was limping off and on. Took her to vet,xrays, but I declined the*****for CTscan. A vet that specializes only in surgery agreed to see her. He put her to sleep and did extensive xrays from every angle. He said she is fine and to return her to agility. I put her in Novice II in prep for her AKC title. Its been active at my house so we stopped training during the summer. Her leg has popped out of socket on 3 occasions over 2 months. She limps, move the leg circular and it goes back in. Slight limp for a minute then all is well again. Tonight she is limping and has stayed quiet most of the day. I take her out but she just sits beside me. What do you feel is her long term prognosis is I remove her from all agility and obedience advancement for AKC title? How long can she just stay alive, happy, pain free to a degree and just be a pet? I do not want to put this dog down but want good life for her. My husband passed 3 yrs ago., I had to put down my 113 lb therapy dog 2 years ago and thus my caution to keep her with me. Basically do you agree hip dysplasia?

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Last 2 days I have given dog a dose of metacalm at 8am and

For the last 2 days I have given dog a dose of metacalm at 8am and 8pm instead of just one dose worried but he seems ok

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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39,154 satisfied customers
My lab/ golden retriever mix has been acting very needy the

My lab/ golden retriever mix has been acting very needy the last 24 hrs or so... he has been trembling, sluggish, only small bowel movements, crying a little while getting down from the bed. Will still wag his tail when I talk to him and will accept treats. Seems to be eating normally but drinking alot of water.

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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24,532 satisfied customers
I am looking supplement 11 year rhodesian ridgeback to ease

I am looking for a supplement for a 11 year rhodesian ridgeback to ease arthritis in his hip. My interest is in the UC-II undenatured collagen with tumeric and other useful ingredients, perhaps omega oils, what would you reccomend? Solgar do a supplement for humans called solgar 7 and I am seeking a dog equivalent, thank you in advance for your response

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

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