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I just had to have my 12-year-old Chihuahua put to sleep and

I just had to have my 12-year-old Chihuahua put to sleep and I'm devastated. She had a collapsed trachea and the vet could do no more for her. Should I decide to get another dog is there any way to make sure the trachea is O.K.? Is this a genetic problem and is there any test. I know it can happen to small dogs. Is it a matter of aging? I could ask my vet but at the moment I am too upset to go to the clinic.

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,428 satisfied customers
I have an 11 year old Shih Tzu named Nina...she has slowly

Hi! My name is***** have an 11 year old Shih Tzu named Nina...she has slowly not been eating a lot for about a month now. She was eating her dry food but would not want her treats; now there are certain foods she will try to eat but then has thrown them up. To give you a history: she is on Denamarin for her high liver enzymes that she has had at least 2 or three years. She had her yearly ultrasound a few weeks ago which showed enlarged adrenal glands. She has some nodules in her kidneys, with the vet is not too worried about right now. He will be doing some testing soon for Cushing's since her glands are enlarged. She has no symptoms of the disease at present. She had a general blood test this past Friday which revealed nothing in terms of why she is not eating. Bowel and bladder are normal and she is drinking water. She hacks several times a day. The doctor started her on Pepcid, 5mg twice a day. She will be 13 in April. Our vet is out of the office until Wednesday and I did not want to go to an ER if we could monitor her until she can see the vet. I hope that you can answer my question as to what to do for her? She acts as if she is hungry, but if afraid to eat anything. She is not lethargic.....thanks for any help you can give me! Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

21,924 satisfied customers
I have two dogs. The new puppy always tried to eat the other

hi, I have two dogs. The new puppy always tried to eat the other dog's poop. This really make me feel so annoyed and worried since she already get sick because of that. I cage her when I am not around, but I don't wanna do that forever. I want they play together when I am not around . Also , Simone suggest me to fed my elder dog a " medicine " which can make her poop not too " tasty", but I don't want to since i don't know whether it's good for her health . Do you have any other way I can use to stop my dog from eating poop?

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,922 satisfied customers
We came home to find she had eaten some of my husbands pre

We came home to find she had eaten some of my husbands pre workout supplement powderJA: 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: Akina she is an 8 yr old shibaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Akina?Customer: She take potassium bromide daily but other than that is a healthy dog

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My dog ate an Advocare herbal cleanse packet. He's about 55

My dog ate an Advocare herbal cleanse packet. He's about 55 lbs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: GooseJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Goose?Customer: Lab/ridgeback mix

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,922 satisfied customers
I think he ate part of the filling of a "mighty tough toy" a

I think he ate part of the filling of a "mighty tough toy" a few days ago. He keeps coughing and heaving -- especially after a meal -- like he's trying to throw up a fur ball. We took him to our vet and he saw something in his stomach -- like a piece of fibrous filling and advised chicken and rice for 4 days and cerenia and prilosec. We did this but our dog lost weight. He's a 7 month old german shephard. He eats but not much, spits up occasionally and hasn't pooped much (unusual for him) -- just a little runny stool. We took him back to vet and they x-rayed and said there is now nothing in stomach and gave us diarreha medicine and a bland science diet. He ate well 2 meals today but keeps looking like he is in distress and wants to throw up, but doesn't. No poop today that we know of.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: That

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

29,380 satisfied customers
Our dog just started bring frozen poop to the when we let

Our dog just started bring frozen poop to the backdoor when we let him out. We have had him for two months. He is 11 months old. We rescued. Why would he start doing this?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BertJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bert?Customer: Beagle/boxer mix and has been great! Only pet in the house.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,918 satisfied customers
I have a 9 week shitzu and he is not eating from yesterday

helloJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: i have a 9 week shitzu and he is not eating from yesterday and today he vomited 3 timesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: nu just just his diet that the owner told us 3 table spoons of drie food whit some boild waterJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: oscarJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about oscar?Customer: no wee just had him 3 days 1 st day was ok then yesterday he stopt eating and today vomiting havin diarrhea alot

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Relief Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,568 satisfied customers
She's eating her own poop. We adopted her just over 2 weeks

She's eating her own poop. We adopted her just over 2 weeks ago. She was treated with meds for this in McAllister, OK before being transferred to KC. No problem initially after we brought her home, but I suspected it was happening and watched for it. I go out at least once a day to "scoop", but since Temps have dropped below freezing she's really eager to have the frozen treats. I'VE d About pumpkin, pineapple, AndJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Najah 2. Lab/Beagle mix, 48.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the beagle?Customer: She's 2, spayed, at least one litter of pups. Very sweet, gets

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,918 satisfied customers
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