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My 95 pound male dog urine burns out the grass horribly., I

My 95 pound male dog urine burns out the grass horribly., I was giving Lawn Guard bits from Doctors Foster & Smith that helped some. I was told that Pet Rocks work and I've been using that in his water and that has not helped at all. I stopped using the Lawn Guards since wanted to see if Pet Rocks would work.What can I give him so his urine stops killing my grass.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

34,264 satisfied customers
I have a 16 week old Berner pup and he is hacking and

I have a 16 week old Berner pup and he is hacking and wheezing. Sometimes as he exhales, he sounds congested. He has slight drainage from both eyes. He tends to snort or wheeze most when he's playing or excited. Sometimes, he'll snore at night. We've had him for a month now. He's had all his shots. We kept him away from serious dog interactions until he'd had them all. He's had one on one obedience training, but not with lots of dogs. He's encountered a couple dogs while on walks, but we were careful to keep him as isolated as possible. He was coughing and wheezing a big when he first arrived, but it didn't seem likely that kennel cough would last this long. What would be your suggestion. He's eating and drinking. He plays and in all other ways seems perfectly normal.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I don't see anything. I did pull a thorn out of his paw about two weeks ago.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: HectorJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hector?Customer: I can't think of anything. I'm a first time puppy owner, so I'm not experienced enough to know what to tell you.

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,104 satisfied customers
Me and my wife adopted a 2-3 year old German Shepherd Dog

Hello, my name is***** and my wife adopted a 2-3 year old German Shepherd Dog from our local Animal Rescue League. They said the dog had been to obedience training and was given up by the original owner because they did not have time for it. The dog was adopted by a young couple then brought back the next day because it attacked (knocked over is the word the vet used) there large breed dog. They didn't say what kind of dog the young couple had they said they just let the GSD loose in the back yard and it immediately knocked over there dog so they returned it. We adopted the dog on 7-11. My wife was super excited. We took the GSD to petsmart got him all the necessities had zero problems around other dogs or people, brought the dog home and played with him, groomed him, fed him, and put him in his crate and went to sleep. The next morning my wife got up early to take him for a run, which went fine, she did say he drug her a lot. Then she proceeded to play a little fetch and go over simple commands Sit-Stay-Down. After this she started taking selfies with the dog while she was sitting on the ground. The dog was fine until the last 4 photos in sequence her staring face to face eye to eye with the dog. Same photo again but dogs eyes are a lot more alert (which she did not notice), next photo her head next to his him looking away from her, next photo the GSD biting her on head, next photo GSD biting her on head. After that the dog pinned her down and she was just guarding herself as she said the dog was attacking her and she screamed at that point I ran outside the dog immediately hopped off of her and came over to me wagging his tail with a fine temperament. My wife is deathly afraid that the dog has a problem and that she will no longer to be able to master the dog. She is afraid that since the dog exerted his dominance over her that the dog will always be dominant over her. Any advice or help you can give that I can show her? We have had zero incidents since then but she has refused to be around the dog.

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Dr. Ellie

Veterinarian

doctor of veterinary medicine

494 satisfied customers
Toro is a lab/golden who ate a lot of wood while my husband

Toro is a lab/golden who ate a lot of wood while my husband was cutting up a tree yesterday. Last night he started vomiting and has vomited 5 times throughout the night. This morning has thrown up bile (yellowish stuff) He has had 2 bowel movements this morning, so I assume there is no blockage??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 and age?Customer: Toro is 2 1/2JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: no, other than I don't know how to get him to stop eating wood!JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and connect you two.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

25,238 satisfied customers
My dog likes to eat the cockchafer worms and then gets so sick

My dog likes to eat the cockchafer worms and then gets so sick with vomiting and diarrhea some times she eats the mushrooms from outside what can't i do

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

25,238 satisfied customers
My silly dog at about 3 cups of popcorn yesterday and today

My silly dog at about 3 cups of popcorn yesterday and today we came home and she had eaten 9 choc, peanut and carmel turtles -sugar free. Popcorn on kitchen cabinet and chocolates were in the middle of the table. can't figure out how she got either one She is a 45 lb. Shelty. she acts like she is hungry all the timebut she gets 2 cups of food plus half can of green beans once a day. 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: Elsie Mae JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Elsie? Customer: Well she is 8 years old, spayed, obedience trained and just a sweet dog. We've had her about 3 weeks. Previous owners moved and couldn't take her with them. JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

16,768 satisfied customers
My dachshund is six months old. Her stool has been mixed

My dachshund is six months old. Her stool has been mixed over the past three days. Yesterday she made a perfect chocolate ice cream cone. Today and Monday she had mucus and a little bit of red (maybe blood). I visited my Vet yesterday for my dogs Lyme Disease vaccination and told them the situation. They said to watch her. They mentioned colitis. She's dragging her bottom today, loose stool with mucus, and she just threw up. It was mostly water, a few grass strands and a little food (dry kibble). Your suggestions are appreciated. We have obedience training class tonight. Bad idea???

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

34,264 satisfied customers
I got a rescue dog that is a Terrier mix about 25-30 pounds

I got a rescue dog that is a Terrier mix about 25-30 pounds (looks like a Norfolk Terrier in the face/ears) that was about 3 years old and have had her for a little over a year. She came with some trust issues, but is now great while in our house.However, every time I take her on a walk, she will act aggressive towards bicycles, golf carts, and joggers and it seems obedience training will not stick. She recently jumped up on a boy while on a leash and tried to grab his athletic shirts without any warning. The kid was not acting aggressive or anything, just wanting to pet my dog.I'm afraid that one day, even while on a leash, she may end up biting a child and there will be a lawsuit, not to mention my dog will have to be put down. She's not a smart dog, but is incredibly laid back and great with most people and other dogs, but completely randomly gets aggressive towards certain individuals who aren't even posing a threat.Questions:1. Is my dog beyond rehab at 4-5 years old, meaning we may have to not have her in the family (there are grandkids and I fear they may get bitten in the future based on the random aggressiveness with no warning bark).2. When I see the vet next, is there a test to ask for to see if the dog has some psychological issues that we can medicate?3. Some other recommendation?Thank you

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Doc Sara

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

1,688 satisfied customers
My puppy has this whitish spot under her tongue I noticed

My puppy has this whitish spot under her tongue I noticed this weekend. It looks like a canker sore. Can they get these is this normal?

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Dr. Dan

Veterinarian and practice owner

Doctoral Degree

11,610 satisfied customers
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