My dog is a 16 year old female Min Pin. She has DVD. She is
My dog is a 16 year old female Min Pin. She has DVD. She is now blind, can't hear, and weak. She has taken medication for her illness for 10 plus years. Three days ago she was vomiting, white foamy looking and blood from her rectum dripping out. She hasn't had that problem since. She is not eating well, but she will eat. She seemed her normal self, as far as she can be normal for her health, prior to the incident.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No. I don't think she did.JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Berniece "Bernie" Shaffer.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Berniece Bernie Shaffer?Customer: She is getting very thin. I'm sure she is less than 10 lbs.
My 13 year old lab has been sick for a week. He started with
My 13 year old lab has been sick for a week. He started with bowel incontinance. Then two nights ago we took him to the emergency vet due to him tremoring severely, unsteady gate that lead to him not being able to stand at all, excessive drooling, and hyperactive bowels. They said he had high levels of bacteria in his stool and sent him home on seizure meds, antibiotics, and muscle relaxers. He was ok this morning and actually walked for a few minutes. Now he is in the same shape as he was when I took him in the other night except his trimmers aren't as bad. Can't find a vet to see him tonight other than the clinic I've already been too. Hoping to get him in tomorrow. Any idea of what could be the cause? I would think if it was an infection, he would be getting better.
She has Kennel cough and she is 13.5 year old beagel in
She has Kennel cough and she is 13.5 year old beagel in heart falureJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Daisy, they gave her 2 different antibiotics. Since she saterted taking them she has been lethargic for a beagle...she never stops moving even at her age and heart issue.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Daisy?Customer: She also has IBD, dx about 1 1/2 year ago
5lb pomeranian has clostridium and is unusually lethargic.
5lb pomeranian has clostridium and is unusually lethargic. Gave him metronidazole with a bit of food and electrolytes. How long before these take effect? Is clostridium painful to the dog or only diarrhea from it is painful?
I have two dogs. Mindy who is about 18 months and River who
Hello. I have two dogs. Mindy who is about 18 months and River who is 9 months. I rescued both. Mindy is a mix of Boston and boxer and River is a French bulldogI have been fighting gerardia for 3 months with the pup. His last test was finally negative. Mindy has been tested and found to be negative about 1 month ago. They both continue to have diarrhea. We have been on several medications over the course of 3 months to no avail. Blood tests and stool samples are normalI recently fell 20 feet and can't work and now have to really watch my money.I can't figure out what is causing this? There is no vomiting no lethargy. I watch them like a hawkThe vet did put them on a prescription diet hills, thinking this might help, but it was only for a few days. It's hard to say if the food helped or if it was the medications that helped. They do both eat and swallow bugs, pieces of thread etc. any help would be appreciated. Thanks
My dog has not pooped in 2 days, when should I get worried?
My dog has not pooped in 2 days, when should I get worried?JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.Customer: Does the veterinarian get on this line?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: She is a cockapoo and was recently sick with diarrhea, she was seen by a vet and was given Diphenoxylate with Atropine, Ondansetron and Orbifloxacin. She was last given these meds on Friday 11/25/16. Then a stool culture came back showing she has bacteria in her stool and she was put on Albon and Metronidazole. She is on day 4 of the Albon and has 2 more doses left. Should I be worried or take her in somewhere?JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out.Customer: She is 11 years old if that matters
4 yr old gordon setter. very active. he can't put on weight.
4 yr old gordon setter. very active. he can't put on weight. Increased food intake and added carbs to his no grain diet. ribs and hips are boney. fecal matter voluminous but no visible parasites, worms etc.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: Rebbie or RebelJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rebbie?Customer: no. ive only had him about two months. got him from a breeder who died. he's a show dog with impressive dossier but now he's just a pet.
My 12 year old French bulldog has had bad allergies since
My 12 year old French bulldog has had bad allergies since she was a pup. Deathly allergic to most protein. At age three I put her on strictly raw rabbit and venison and she has been fine for the last 8 years with a perfect stomach. Then about 3 months ago she had a minor surgery and had a benign tumor removed from her mouth. From the moment I brought her home she had bad diarrhea with mucus. Vet put her on metronidazole which did not help. We tried bland diet of rice or potato - both made it worse. I started giving her kaopectate and it helped solidify the stool a bit but still not perfect. We did stool tests and everything was normal. Whenever I stopped the kaopectate the stool got softer- muddy/ Watery consistency. Vet said to add tylan powder and keep the kaopectate . It helped a little for a bit but never got normal and eventually stopped helping. Vet added 10 days of bactryl but it didn't do much. Vet did blood tests and redid stool and everything is normal. My dog is still on tylan and kaopectate right now and for the last 2 weeks it's been consistently muddy/watery stool. Vet says to just keep doing what I'm doing but there is no improvement! Please advise any suggestions!Thank you!
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Diarrhea and vomiting today Havanese 1.5 years old 9 pounds.
Diarrhea and vomiting today Havanese 1.5 years old 9 pounds. Gave her too much turkeyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Just turkey. Didnt realize it was bad for herJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: SpphieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Spphie?Customer: No. i am a doctoer doctor and have IV .9 NS at home and a 18 or 20 gauge needle