My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart
My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart disease/COPD symptoms. He spent a day in the hospital with trouble breathing. He rallied after a dose of steroids. He is now taking temaril-p 1/2 tab, benazepril HCL 2.5 mg, and furosemide 10 mg. he also takes levocrine 0.1 mg a day for thyroid. He has been on meds for 3 days and his symptoms have worsened. He is struggling to breath. He is eating & drinking and is moving around, but the snorts and congestion is worse. What do I do? He has recovered from paralisis mid back disc issues, and has lost a lot of his sight and hearing. He is such a fighter, but I don't want to prolong his life if he is miserable. We adopted him @ 6 years old, but assume he is older.Poor guy. I would love an opinion or maybe I haven't allowed the meds time to work? He has been on low fat diet for 6 months.Thanks for your help.Worried human, Angela
Pearl, and my puppies name is Shiloh. She's been having more
Hello, Pearl, my name is***** and my puppies name is Shiloh. She's been having more reverse sneezing episodes, as well as a runny nose (clear, with no mucus), and I'm wondering if this is cause for concern, or just allergies.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shiloh?Customer: That's all. She's 6 months and has had all her vaccinations.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
My dog sometimes breathe heavy at night it doesn't happen
Hi my dog sometimes breathe heavy at night it doesn't happen all the timeJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?Customer: Hi my dog sometimes breathe heavy at night it doesn't happen all the timeJA: Where does your dog seem to hurt?Customer: It doesn't seem that it causes him painJA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Milo - one-year-oldJA: How old is Milo?Customer: 1JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Milo?Customer: No
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Yesterday my 1year old puppy started two cough a few times
Yesterday my 1year old puppy started two cough a few times and he's has not had any food he won't eat he's sleepy and stuff is coming out his nose like he has a Colde I don't no what to do I don't have a lot of money I gave him some chicken broth he drank it please tell me what to do thanks so much
Veterinarian, Medical Director
I have a pet rat, and she's been seeming very weak;
I have a pet rat, and she's been seeming very weak; stumbling and struggling to keep balance, too. I read up on it first, and the pages said that she might be hot and possibly dehydrated. It started while it was pretty hot weather where I am, so that made perfect sense... I tried to keep the room cool, etc., and I thought it'd go away like that. But now we're back to normal weather, and she still acts the same. She seems a bit unlike herself, too. I feed her some sort of small piece of meat or fruit every day, but recently she doesn't seem to be eating much, and sometimes just puts it down in disinterest.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the rat's name and age?Customer: Her name is***** approximately one year old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Alby?Customer: Well, another thing is she's got little scabs in her fur that I noticed while nuzzling her. But I think that's it.
When my Chihuahua sneezes a sticky substance comes out only
when my Chihuahua sneezes a white sticky substance comes out only one nostril. The vet put her on an antibiotic and an allergy medicine 3 weeks ago. At that time the discharge was clear, now its white. She does not have a runny nose, only this discharge when she sneezes. About 3 or 4 times a day. any suggestions
Occasionally, he has fits where it sounds like he is trying
Occasionally, he has fits where it sounds like he is trying to hack up a hairball or something, and then he gags and stops and continues about his business. He is only three months old and is a dachshundJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: WaldenJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Walden?Customer: No, he is perfectly healthy otherwise.
Our Dog has been battling an MRSP infection in her nasal
Our Dog has been battling an MRSP infection in her nasal cavity for 5 weeks now. The original diagnosis leaned more in the direction of rhinitis however after a Rhinoscopy / biopsy culture, it was re diagnosed as a MRSP infection. As I'm being told, this bacteria now commonly resides on dogs skin and in their nasal passages with no effect to the dog until some episode breaks the skin allowing the bacteria to enter the body. In our pup's case, this occurred after vomiting from a vestibular incident in which her stomach acid caused damage to her nasal lining. Culturing proved 22 antibiotics ineffective with Amikacin the only one able to kill the culture. She was prescribed a 10 cycle (with a minimum of 7 days ) of this drug which has been administered daily at the vet with blood testing to be done after every 2 doses per Amikacin's primary negative side effect being Kidney damage. Her baseline test prior to the first dose showed no Kidney casts however after her 2nd shot and first retest, I received news that the results showed a 2 cast in diluted urine result. After discussion with both her regular vet and her specialty vet, it was decided that per this being a drug of last result to press forward with administering the Amakacin. The 3rd dose had already been administered prior to the first test result returning and testing done prior to the 4th dose which was given after the results were discussed. Today the results will be back prior to the administering of the 5th dose. My questions are this,1. The Amikacin by the 3rd dose show signs of decreasing her nasal congestion and nasal discharge markedly however last night after the 4th dose, both symptoms had a slight resurgence. Is it normal to have backtracking? It still wasn't near the level occurring prior to starting.2. If her kidney's are showing further stress and the Amikacin is withdrawn, what are the realistic chances that her infection is manageable , or even survivable with any quality of life provided?