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I have a German shepherd that is 3 years old. He lives

I have a German shepherd that is 3 years old. He lives outdoors. I got a worm med from my local vet because he was losing weight. That has been about a month ago. He is skinnier now than last month. he is big framed and at the vet the last time he weighed 112 lbs. I bet that he is down to about 90 lbs or less. Help

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Dr. B.

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My dog just had blood work and my vet is concerned about the

Hello,JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My dog just had blood work and my vet is concerned about the BUN 51 Creat-1.8.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with just?Customer: I should mention he is almost 13, in great health but just had surgery in Aug to remove a Leimeiosarcoma out of his intestine. IT was cancerous but there is NO evidense that it spread anywhere. We all felt including the surgeon that we might have gotten in early . That being said it was a intermediate tumor and it could come back. However my dogs kidney function have always been normal until now almost 8 weeks after surgery. NOTE: He has never been on any medications and is not any currently.JA: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about just?Customer: My question is: Early onset of Kidney disease? And why now? Old age?

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My 11year old chihuahua hasnt eaten since yesterday morning

my 11year old chihuahua hasnt eaten since yesterday morning and today we noticed her back legs are a little wobbly / weak intermittently.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: digest what?JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: she drank water today and strained when making a poop tonigt.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of

He is 17 years old, in the last 2 month he has lost a lot of weight, losing his hair around his face. whilst he has become a bit fussy in what he eats, he is eating and drinking.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: JackJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jack?Customer: his stool is very soft he goes every few hours

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Dr. Peter

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My dog has had diarrhea for the last 2 days. About 6 weeks

My dog has had diarrhea for the last 2 days. About 6 weeks ago he went through a period of not wanting to eat very much particularly in the morning and diarrhea and now it's happening again. I feed him hills prescription id wet food andalso gerbers baby food chicken sticks. I recently noticed that the gerbers chicken sticks are 100 calories per jar and 50% of the calories come from fat. So I think they are very high in fat. Could that high fat be upsetting his stomach?

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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He ate a millipede and is vomiting, Rusty, appx age 1 year.

He ate a millipede and is vomitingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rusty, appx age 1 year. Just adopted from shelter 3 days ago.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rusty?Customer: He was very skinny when we got him and I'm concerned about dehydration r/t his small size and nutritional status

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Dr. Amanda

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I am dog sitting my daughters two Shorkies while she has to

I am dog sitting my daughters two Shorkies while she has to be away from home for a month in treatment. One (maybe both) have anxiety problems and are seldom away from their home or my daughter. The one with the worst anxiety doesn't eat well even when at home, and it seems worse when I have him. He doesn't seem at ALL interested in dog food, wet or dry. He does seem to drink enough water. Today I gave him a small piece of my Whopper hamburger and of course he almost inhaled it. He's probably very hungry. I am wondering if it's ok to give him hamburger and should it be cooked or raw? I get conflicting answers on this online. I am thinking of partially cooking some lean hamburger, pulverizing the dry food, and mixing it with the hamburger once a day. What is your suggestion? Thank you in advance for your advice. My email address is***@******.***.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Oscar and I think he's about 4 years old. Not sure.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oscar?Customer: just that he has severe separation anxiety. I don't leave him home much because he just sits by the door and waits for me the entire time I'm gone. The first night I had him, he got very sick, throwing up all over my bed.....at 2 a.m. I stayed up with him all night while he threw up foaming stuff twice, then had a little diarrhea at 5 and again at 6 a.m. He might have eaten a little grass that day but very little. Since he doesn't eat I her put about 2 T. of weiner water from hot dogs I cooked that night. Other than that, what little he did eat was food he was used to having. I think that may have just been his severe anxiety although he is used to visiting and staying with me and my husband at our home.

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Christi Belew

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I have heard the corn wheat and soy are bad for dogs. why is

I have heard the corn wheat and soy are bad for dogs . why is diabetic dog food first three ingredients corn wheat and soy? Wouldn't lean meats and low sugar vegetables be a better choice?

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Dr. Kara

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My golden retriever has been sick for 2 months. Vomits bile.

Hi there. My golden retriever has been sick for 2 months. Vomits bile. Went to the vet and everything checks out ok. Tried different food he was eating nutro chkn n rice since he was a puppy. He just turned 3 last wk. he's on natural balance now. Chkn n duck. It seems like he likes the food for five days then he stops eating and then vomited bile or food don't know what else to do for himJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: NoJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: MurphyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Murphy?Customer: Just that this is been going on since the first part of July he went to the vet at all the labs done all the x-rays everything comes back normal

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Rebecca

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