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I have a a 7 month old Boston terrier puppy. He is usually

I have a a 7 month old Boston terrier puppy. He is usually very energetic and loves to run around like crazy and jump non stop. All of a sudden he is very lifeless. Will not stop sleeping and refuses to play. He usually follows me everywhere and today he barely even pick his head up when I walk out of the room. When he does decide to get up and walk somewhere he tilts his head completely to one side and then will shake it when he stops. This is very strange behavior for him. I am a first time dog owner so I'm not really sure how to handle this situation.

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Dr. Kara

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Our pug dog has been suffering from these symptoms at least

Our pug dog has been suffering from these symptoms at least twice a week and now progressively worsening to longer periods of time. She wanders aimlessly with her tail down, cannot get comfortable, is spaced out acting walking into things over things, and salivating, or drooling quite a lot. She loses her appetite but will drink some, and is still voiding and has some B.M.s but not as frequent as when normal acting. She gets a fever as well, and seems like she is in pain, and weak. What do you think is wrong? At first we thought it was her bad habits of eating anything she could plastic, tissues, crayon, pencils, etc, but of late she hasn't been doing that, just getting worse it seems. She is approx. 4 yrs. old and is spayed.

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Dr. Kara

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I believe my dog (German Shepard) has a torn third eyelid,

I believe my dog (German Shepard) has a torn third eyelid, not cherry eye, from a fight with a cat. The eye is not tearing up, bleeding, the dog is not rubbing this eye, excessively blinking or anything else but you can visibly see a piece of the brown membrane that is normally seen along the inside bottom of the eyelid sticking up perhaps a quarter of an inch (maybe a little less) into the eye, and it is pink at the end sticking up. At this point it seems like it is disturbing me more to look at it, then it is disturbing my dog. I called my vet and he's sending some eye drops/antibiotic or something and said to keep an eye on it and let him know if any symptoms start happening (eye gooping up, bleeding, dog seems to be bothered with rubbing or blinking etc.). What I want to know is there any possibility he can live with this tear, if it never bothers him further - or is having surgery to repair this tear and/or remove the third eyelid inevitable? Can the tear heal on its own? I could email a photo if needed. PS - I live on an island in Alaska thus why so far I've only been able to talk to the vet over the phone. Getting to the vet would cost $300+ let alone the vet bill..and I just spent $1500 earlier this week on a different pets issue (it's been a really bad week)...thanks for any help you can provide.

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my vets email says, The MRI report is much as we anticipated - they confirm the lesi

my vets email says, "The MRI report is much as we anticipated - they confirm the lesion is inflammatory in nature with GME the most likely. The only additional piece of information is that they don't believe the meninges are involved and that this is an encephalitis. The culture on the CSF tap has also come back negative but I would stillcomplete the course of antibiotics" Does this mean my dog has NME or another kind of Encephalitis? I am a bit confused about the diagnosis, he is being treated for GME

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CriticalCareVet

Veterinary Specialist

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pom/peke mix: limp..my vet not in,,,,,,i called his office..PET..xrays

i have a 5 1/2 yr old pom/peke mix,last yr my dog was taken too annapolis vet hosp n said he had a disc prob in his back,he was created n treated with pain meds & muscle relaxers,took over a month too get him better ,,,he also has patella prob,,,,last month he started too limp,we figured it was his knee ,we'd pop it back in n he seemed ok,,,,,over weekend he lifted his bad leg completely off the ground ,,,,,,,,it was a weekend n and of course my vet not in,,,,,,i called his office n told me too get him started on same meds as b4 painpills muscle relaxers ,now hes crying ,i don;t know if its his hip,back or leg/kneeI M so stressed over my poor boy crying n he wants too pant & pace,n now he refuses too take his pills[i use peanut butter ,but growls at me when i go near him,,,,,ii called PET ER n they charge $200.00 just too walk in door n i know they'll xrays ,PLEASE HELP ME?????????i'm hysterical here & alone

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Dr. Deb

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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schnauzer: month old..visited vets..she.s not crying just so restless

Dear vet i am very worried about my 5 month old schnauzer she recently was ill with high temp and back pain she had xray scan and was finaly sent for spinal tap she was diagnosed with menengitis but in the specialists words her type of inflammatory cells were not typical of steroid responsive menengitis and may be due to gme she was started on steroids prednisolone 1.5mg twice daily on 8th march and told to reduce to 2 tabs a day on monday 14th she has been very depressed and lethargic since the pills were introduced and today 15th she is worse and i feel may be in pain again i have visited vets and seen specialist and doing what they ask so am mortified that she is not showng any signs of recovery .She is lifeless and i think may be in pain although she.s not crying just so restless she.s eating and drinking but is otherwise like a dog of 14yrs not 5 months she doesn,t move . Do these steroids cause this lethargic reaction or do you feel there may be something else going on thank you julie x

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CriticalCareVet

Veterinary Specialist

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4 year old female boxer, spayed at 6 months, in very good health

4 year old female boxer, spayed at 6 months, in very good health 2 days ago. Today won't move around, lying on our bed all day.Absolutely has never been like this before. Seems lethargic, but is responsive. Ate this am, not her regular food but a canned food. Won't eat or drink tonight. No vomiting. Lungs sound clear, heart rate seems normal. Having fasiculations. If she were a human, would almost think she was having a shaking chill. Respiratory rate is normal. Abdomen is not tender. Bowel sounds seem quiet. Belly not bloated or distended. Usually has a voracious appetite. Can tell time with her desire to eat dinner. Not even interested in eating tonight.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

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My 4 year old chihuahua has been acting neurological for the

My 4 year old chihuahua has been acting neurological for the past 3 weeks, at first i thought it was due to a fight they had gotten into and she hit her head, that happened once before with another chihuahua, she does have a open fontanel, but she has always been 'normal' she has never had any health isssues, etc. I brought her to see my vet last week and we put her on pred for a few days, no difference, she did quickly ultra sound her fontanel and said it did not appear she had hydro. So iguess my question is, what can cuase ataxia? ( thats her main symptom) she just walks around like she is drunk, she holds her head a little lower than normal, her back legs cross, she stumbles, she is mentally alert, eats normal, when she poops it is difficult for her, in the stance she needs to take.. she lost her balance doing so last night. SHe has NOT gotten into anything, she doesnt appear to be in pain, coudl she have cerebral ataxia? i am bringing her to a neuro this week, but really worried.

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Dr. Pat

Professor/Clinical Veterinarian

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my dog who is four has stuvite crystals in urine and low blood

my dog who is four has stuvite crystals in urine and low blood sugar...he is just laying about and is not interested in food...what can i do? i have been to the vet twice and no solution has been provided

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Dr. Christie

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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