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I adopted a pup (1yr husky/shepherd mix) that was rescued

Hi, I adopted a pup (1yr husky/shepherd mix) that was rescued from a kill shelter in GA. I had him micro chipped on 1/14/17. Vet gave him the Lepto and 1st Lymes to bring him up to date on all his shots. Drop a stool sample and they put him on panocur for 3 days (he finished yesterday). I notice the past couple of days that he has a yellowy mucus coming from his nose when he sneezes and it looks to be tinged a bit red. Was wondering if this could be just a cold, or something more serious.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Sammy..JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sammy?Customer: He has not been neutered yet, I think the rescue said we take him on 2/2. They had put him on Flaygl, but they said I could stop that because it made him vomit.

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Dr. Kara

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My YOUNG Great Dane is having this problem, too. He has been

My YOUNG Great Dane is having this problem, too. He has been on two different antibiotics. I noticed tonight that when he was licking, his penis was out and there was blood on the outside. He is neutered. They originally thought he had a UTI. He's been to the vet twice. I'm just not sure what it could be since he's young (just a year) and he is neutered....😞

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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How risky is sedating a dog? Last summer our 14 pound

How risky is sedating a dog?Last summer our 14 pound Havanese Benjy snapped at a groomer. He had matting close to the skin and he would not let us near it. Of course it hurt to touch the matting as it pulled his skin. We went to our vet and his groomer gave it a try, but Benjy growled and resisted. The vet suggested sedation. We agreed and the vet's groomer shaved Benjy.Benjy's hair is getting long enough that it is starting to mat again. What do we do?Thank you.

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Dr. Peter

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I have a male dog who is still marking (peeing) in various

I have a male dog who is still marking (peeing) in various areas inside. Basically I was able to house train him and then he matured a little and started this and I haven't been able to stop him. Someone suggested it was because he hadn't been neutered yet, but I'm not sure I necessarily want to neuter him.I know different vets have personal opinions on which way to go on this, but I'd prefer the advice be based on medical fact, not on personal opinion. I previously had another male dog of the same breed and was told that as long as I wasn't letting him run around freely that it was healthy to not neuter him. The only reason I did eventually get him neutered was because I got a female dog and didn't want to end up with puppies (they were both fixed at the same time). Then, I got this current male dog and his first vet (not the same vet I had for my older male dog) was pushing me to make the appointment to have him neutered at his appointment for his puppy shots! She wasn't happy when I said no. She told me she preferred that her clients fix their animals. I asked what would be best for him medically and she wouldn't give me an answer, so I found him another vet. His current vet hasn't pushed to get him neutered, but I wonder about the peeing inside. I don't know exactly what's right because my other male dog never had this issue. When I've asked people on a forum I belong to for people who have dogs of the same breed, some say their dog stopped doing this after neutering, some say the neutering made no difference and their dog has never stopped. He's currently wearing a belly band, which is deterring it, but hasn't stopped it totally. Not sure what to do, but I will do whatever is best for him MEDICALLY. If it's healthiest to get him neutered, I will. If he's fine waiting, that's what I want to do. He'll be two in April. Please advise.

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Dr. Karing

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My 10 year old walker hound is being treate now. He is still

My 10 year old walker hound is being treate now. He is still having incontinent episodes, urgency, and frequency.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Walker hound's name?Customer: MaverickJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maverick?Customer: * treated for UTI with augmentin/clavulanate

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Carole Cocagne

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My 18 month old staffy has just had stringy clear/ whitish

My 18 month old staffy bitch has just had stringy clear/ whitish discharge which hung down from her vagina after she had a wee. We've never seen this before. She came out if season about 2 weeks ago. The only dog who mated with her whilst she was in season was our male dog, but he was neutetered 2.5 years ago. Is there any possibility that she's pregnant? Should we be concerned that she has an infection?

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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My dog was shaved about 10 weeks ago on his rear and back of

My dog was shaved about 10 weeks ago on his rear and back of his neck for a spinal tap. The hair really does not seem to be growing back at all. Is this abnormal?? Anything I can do to help with regrowth?

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Dr. Kara

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Dog has lipoma on scapula and ran into the wrong end of a

Dog has lipoma on scapula and ran into the wrong end of a tree branch, so it is swollena nd oozy.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Doofus is 9 Australian ShephardJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Doofus?Customer: he isn't neutered and has a genius for getting into trouble :)

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Dr. Chelsea Pulter

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My male and female chi's are stuck together. She is only 7

My male and female chi's are stuck together. She is only 7 mos. and her first time in heat. How do I separate them. He is crying.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: Male is Harley female is NinaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Male?Customer: He has been neutered and is about 3 years old

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Dr. Jo

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  • My 9 yr. old cocker spaniel is bleeding after urinating. Groomer thought the area by his neutering site was hard. His regular check up is Friday; should I move it up sooner? What could be wrong?
  • My 9 yr. old cocker spaniel is bleeding after urinating. Groomer thought the area by his neutering site was hard. His regular check up is Friday; should I move it up sooner? What could be wrong?
  • Bruising above scrotum 4 days after neutering. Incision site a bit red
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