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I live in Florida and my yard is full of sand spurs/sand

Hello.I live in Florida and my yard is full of sand spurs/sand burs. I am trying everything to get rid of them. My problem is they get all over my dogs fur. The other dogs will remove them and spit them out, but another dog of mine eats them. Last week I noticed something on the floor. It was about 3" long and very dense, it was sand spurs my dog must have thrown up. I called my vet and they said if she's eating and drinking normally than I shouldn't worry, however, yesterday there was another vomit on the stairs about 1 1/2" and it was sand spurs again. My concern is that what if her abdomen is full of these and one of the thorns pricks her intestines and gets infected. One vet says an X-ray won't show an obstruction like that only an ultra sound. I'm terrified and so worried. I was denied Carecredit and I lost my job so money is bad, however, I will get a loan out on my car if I have to. She's my furry child and I'll do anything for her, I just don't want to doing anything necessary .Please let me know what you think I should do.Thank you!

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,602 satisfied customers
She has a limp in back left leg, There is no wound, cracked

She has a limp in back left legJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: There is no wound, cracked nail or stickers in her footJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: It started a few days ago and was just once or twice and now it is more frequent. Her name is ***** ***** she is 5JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chiquita?Customer: No she is very healthy and still tries to run around but I have kept her calm and resting. Carrying her except when she goes out to potty

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Dr Marta Lepes

DVM owner

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,016 satisfied customers
His claws are cutting into us due to their length... Dakota,

His claws are cutting into us due to their length... Dakota, my mini Aussi absolutely hates to have his paws touched.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?Customer: i wanted to know if there is something I can give him to sedate him long enough to clip them?JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: He is 3 yrsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Dakota... and he is the light of my lifeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dakota?Customer: No... he's healthy

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

5,848 satisfied customers
Her nail got cut while walking on snow possibly road salt. I

her nail got cut while walking on snow possibly road salt.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?Customer: I managed to stop the bleeding. washed and applied some bacitracin (wrapped bandage) about 2 days ago and it was fine. its not little, but not alotJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Venice but now it seems to be swelling after being ok for 2 days I think its because shes licking itJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Venice?Customer: I applied some Bacitracin again and wrapped the front paw. Will that reduce the swelling?

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24,514 satisfied customers
My dog has just snapped one of his dew claws, it's still

Hi, my dog has just snapped one of his dew claws, it's still partially attached. There is a bit of blood and he seemed to be in pain for a few minutes but has settled down now. We live an hours drive from the nearest vet. Will the claw need to be removed, and how soon should this be done?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,760 satisfied customers
I am from India and I have a golden retriever. over the last

Hi, I am from India and I have a golden retriever. over the last 1 month, we are noticing very small black, seed-like bugs on his body that are falling off in large quantities. They do not seem to have any of the 6 legs like ticks and are not fleas as they do not flyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: he did have a tiny cut on his paw near the nail, but that healed a while agoJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: ShadowJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shadow?Customer: Well, he had tick fever last year, which we suspect he contracted from a kennel we left him with for a few days. He was on medication for 3 months, before he got better. Off and on, we still see a few ticks on him which we remove asap.

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Heath Wilkerson

ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

90 satisfied customers
Joey, I found this little bump that has grown a little..

Hi Dr Joey,I found this little bump that has grown a little.. first seemed like nothing and now noticing it has changed. It is soft and smooth with almost a red brown color. Very small as you can see next to my finger nail

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

26,142 satisfied customers
He has a sudden lump on his face, Bo 12 i believe, 12, Hes

He has a sudden lump on his faceJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bo 12 i believeJA: How old is Bo?Customer: 12JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bo?Customer: Hes just a bigger old dog normal aches and pains

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,446 satisfied customers
Boston terrier hind toenail came off sometime. She is

Boston terrier hind toenail came off sometime. She is limping very little and it hurts her to press on that toe. No blood, tiny piece of white sticking out and that is it. Should I worry about that? Take to vet?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wound. A little red in that area.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Boston terrier?Customer: No

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,760 satisfied customers
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