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My dog is very bothered by ear discomfort, rubbing his ears

Hi. My dog is very bothered by ear discomfort, rubbing his ears on things constantly through the day. I have had his ears examined, and he is free of ear infection (has ear thickening from chronic infections) or inner ear problem (had MRI). I have appt w Vet next week, and w dog dermatologist in 2 weeks. I have prednisone, 5 mg tabs in house. Can I start him on Prednisone to provide relief, or must I have him wait to see Vet? He weighs almost 20 lb. Thanks. RobinJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations Robin 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. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Robin?Customer: The dog's name is ***** ***** adopted from Northshore shelter a year ago, and he originated from a puppy mill that was closed down due to abysmal conditions. He's a male, neutered shitzu.

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My Havanaise had diarrhea for about three days and I took

My Havanaise had diarrhea for about three days and I took him into the vet. I did not have a stool sample with me but they did go ahead and put him on five days of antibiotics. Within a day and a half of being off of the antibiotic the diarrhea started again. I waited a couple more days and then I had a sample which I took to the vet but it tested normal. The vet then decided to go ahead and put him on 10 days of antibiotics to see if that would help. He just finished a day and a half ago and again the diarrhea is starting again.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: LouieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Louie?Customer: No

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My has pancreatitis has been eating chicken and rice for 2

My ***** ***** has pancreatitis has been eating chicken and white rice for 2 weeks. She now has dirreaha. What do I need to do now?

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Dr. Alleyne

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My dog, 11 years old, 12 pounds, was prescribed Methimazole,

My dog, 11 years old, 12 pounds, was prescribed Methimazole, 5 mgs. for 30 days, 2 times a day, for chronic acid reflux. Everything I read about Methimazole mentions nothing about acid reflux specifically, however the Vet(this is not a Vet I normally go to) did say it would keep things moving out of the stomach instead of back up into the esophagus. He feels the raw food I am feeding her no longer agrees with her. I'm very skeptical of giving my little Sheltie drugs, especially for that long. Does this sound like a drug that might be used for this purpose and is it safe. Thank you.

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My cavalier King Charles spaniel may have eaten up to 13

My cavalier King Charles spaniel may have eaten up to 13 petite greenies in just an hour. He does not look bothered by it, however, he is not asking for his meal, although this is the time. He is resting for a while and then drinking. Is there something I should be doing?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the King Charles spaniel will be able to digest that. What is the King Charles spaniel's name and age?Customer: My dog's name is ***** ***** he is 9 at the beginning of SeptemberJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ty?Customer: He weighed 24 lbs when he had his annual check a month or so ago and also has mild mitral valve decease but is not on medication

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I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy

Hello, I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy for quite some time. This month, they all started one by one having bloody stool and/or vomiting bloodJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: The blood is bright readJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Harvey, Dexter, Ralphie, Oscar, Stanley and RinaldoJA: How old is, Dexter?Customer: I currently have stool samples with my vet. Dexter is 10.. the others are hard to tell since they were all rescuesJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about, Dexter?Customer: My vet can't test for poison ... only parasites

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3-4weeks ago Puppy Morkie came home and had

3-4weeks ago Puppy Morkie came home and had diarrhea/bloody/mucus for few days. Test positive for Parvo. I saw the test and it was a faintly light pink almost complete line. She stayed overnight for treatment and came home and was fine. 10 days later my 2 year old yorkie started with same symptoms. Took him in said well don't think it's Parvo test was light can not really see. (I did not see it) treated him with meds. Today about week later back to new Morkie puppy again with the diarrhea/bloody. What could be going on now?

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Dr. Bruce

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My dog now has symptoms of giardia after about 3 months of

HI,My dog now has symptoms of giardia after about 3 months of being treated for it...she has been plagued with this condition for a couple years. the vet charges a fee for diagnosis and then another $30- or so for the medication to treat giardia..Flagil?. we live near water and walk there frequently. Is there a low dose medication that I can give her to prevent this condition from occurring so frequently?

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14.5 yr old lab has had diarrhea for just over 24 hrs. (Left

14.5 yr old lab has had diarrhea for just over 24 hrs. (Left her in our home with a walk-in sitter, THU through today...she was very anxious after 3 days). She ate this AM. Gave her 1 mg of Loperamide HCL 3hrs ago. (60 lbs). Discharge is very liquid now.

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