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I think that my very healthy 10 year old bulldog might be

Hi I think that my very healthy 10 year old bulldog might be getting cataracts. What is the treatmentJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the bulldog?Customer: Cataracts?JA: Where does the bulldog seem to hurt?Customer: He doesn't seem to be in pain but he doesn't seem to be getting around as well.JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the bulldog's name?Customer: MurphyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Murphy?Customer: I was just not sure what to do. His eyes recently look greenish in light

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Dr. Bruce

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This weekend he suddenly was not able to walk, no, its more

This weekend he suddenly was not able to walkJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no, its more serious. He is very old, (13 years) and very big, 100_ lbs.JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dog's name?Customer: KareemJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kareem?Customer: He is not eating, barely drinking. Vet was closed this weekend so we thought we would wait, but now it's gotten worse, he doesn't want to even move. Back legs are very swolen

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Dr Marta Lepes

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My 14 1/2 yr old jack Russell that is in great shape for his

my 14 1/2 yr old jack Russell that is in great shape for his age just peed lying down this morning on my bath mat and has never done that before? I am very worried should I bring him to the vet asap ? I dont want to neglect something that can be fixed with immediate attentionJA: I'm sorry to hear that. It's hard to know for sure. The Veterinarian will figure it out. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Russell?Customer: i guess he has slowed down quite a bit but i just figured it was old age..

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Dr. Kara

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My 15 year old dog has stopped eating and been throwing up

Hello. My 15 year old dog has stopped eating and been throwing up bile and having diahrrea for several days now.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: no she has only been eating mainly treats for the past week. seems it was slowing down (appetite) then just stopped eating last thrusday.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Daisy. She's a rescue that I got when she was around 3.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Daisy?Customer: she's drinking water and I put pedialyte in it yesterday and today. Yesterday I also made her a thin soup of unsalted chicken broth, rice and quinoa with a bit of shaved carrot. she ate it, but, wound up throwing most if not all of it up over a period of 8 hours afterwards. today she won't eat anything.

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Dr. Peter

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My dog has been pulling the hair out of all of her paws and

My dog has been pulling the hair out of all of her paws and legs, since I brought her home from the groomers a month ago. What can I do to get her to stop. She is a shizu and terrior mix and she is 17 years old.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I have look and i dont see anything its just redJA: What is the terrier's name?Customer: MaggieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maggie?Customer: She shakes alot if she is scared, she cant hear or see very well. She has a heart murmur. Sometimes she looses her balance when she walks i think that might be old age.

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Dr. Peter

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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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Dr. Peter

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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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