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My dog is somewhere between 12 & 15 years old and has to be

My dog is somewhere between 12 & 15 years old and has to be coaxed to eat. She's skin and bones but still seems reasonably energetic. Is this most probably just and inevitable symptom of old age?

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14 year old, healthy, (With exception to pancreatitis bouts)

14 year old, healthy, (With exception to pancreatitis bouts) ran, slipped and rolled down 10 carpeted steps and impacted his lower side into the base of a statue. He was still excited and continued down the remaining 30, chilled outside to pee for 15 minutes and came back in and up the steps, ate a treat and is laying under bed as usual. Is there anything I should be observant about. He hit pretty hard, but didnt appear injured, but I know although poms especially, rarely show pain and act excited even when hurt. Is there anything I should be observant for?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: JaxJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jax?Customer: He is on a low fat diet, happy dog, aims to please and occasionally has pancreatis bouts that aren't sever, like not wanting to eat diareah and bubbling guts which goes away after a dayJA: 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. Deb

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My dog is a Boxer/Dalmation mix and is 15 years old. I need

My dog Jack is a Boxer/Dalmation mix and is 15 years old. I need some help making him comfortable. He is showing signs of sore joints, he walks and seems to need a little time to get started. Of course I know he is older but he seems to be in pain and I wondered about advice to ease his aches and pains. His appetite is no problem, drinks plenty of water but just seems to be in pain especially with weather changes. We have not given him any medication but were thinking about over the counter medications... Any advice would be appreciated.

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Dr. Peter

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9 yo healthy Havanese just had positive heartworm titer. I

9 yo healthy Havanese just had positive heartworm titer. I am a physician so understand medical lingo but that is my limit in your field. I am having great difficulty deciding on the treatment. He was negative 6 mo ago.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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We have a 16 year old chow collie mix. He is limping and can

We have a 16 year old chow collie mix. He is limping and can barely walk at times. He's an outdoor all of his life and has been healthy till now. It's been approximately 6 month that he has increasingly worsened. He's only been in a. Car once and it wast pretty. He needs and evaluation.

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My 10 year old German short hair pointer has been acting

My 10 year old German short hair pointer has been acting really strange lately. He's been staring at walls, whining, not responding to his name, restless, barking in his sleep, trouble holding his bowels, and walking in circles. He's otherwise totally healthy. The vet said he had a stomach thing a few weeks ago and gave him Sucralfate (we've since stopped it). This all happened in a matter of days. He went from like 90% to 10% and we're so confused at why he's taking such a fast turn for the worst, when he was fine just a couple weeks ago. What could it be? What can we do?

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Rebecca

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She's a 15-16 year old chi and has black scabs all over her

She's a 15-16 year old chi and has black scabs all over her body. On her back especially and I found two huge ones in front of her ears as I have her an oatmeal bath this eve. As I began to wet the ones on her head they got mushy and fell off and began bleedingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: She has had sneezing and snotting, can't lift herself off of the wood floor, she gets stuck, can no longer use the steps, and is drinking excessive H2o, with limited urine output. I've had two chi's and I guess I'm prolonging the inivetable as both of them were about the same age when they began deteriorating in healthJA: 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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My dog (Charlie)is a mix breed lab, collie,shepard collie.

My dog (Charlie)is a mix breed lab, collie,shepard collie. He is almost 19 yrs old. He has been showing his age for about a year now (hearing loss,appt. loss, slowing of his movements). We used to walk daily then that dewindeled down to nothing. He just wasn't into it. The past week tho his condition has gotten alot worse. When he does eat he throws it up as also when he drinks water. About 2 days ago he's not able to use his rear legs and loss of control of his bodily functions. I feel I need to find a vet who will end his suffering for me my friend however says no.

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Shes panting all of the time. but she has a lot of health

shes panting all of the time. but she has a lot of health issues recently...so theres so many possibilities. shes 15.5 years old and started having seizures 10 days ago after receiving a metcalf cortisone shotJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: LillieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lillie?Customer: no Im mostly interested at this point to know if two weeks following a cortisone injection she could still be pantingJA: 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

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