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My 12.5 year old golden retriever is disoriented and cannot

my 12.5 year old golden retriever is disoriented and cannot see. this has come on suddenly this afternoon. she is in good health aside from issues with old age, like sore joints, cloudy eyes and a bit of a hearing loss. her appetite has been good and she is going the bathroom as usual. took her out for a walk this afternoon, was missing steps, bumping into rocks, and generally disoriented. now she is at home and is walking into walls. i have gotten her on her bed and she is sleeping but i am unsure what to doJA: 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 important you think the Veterinarian should know about the golden retriever?Customer: no

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I have a 12 week old Peale mix. I just got him yesterday. I

I have a 12 week old Peale mix. I just got him yesterday. I think he ate something bad in my yard. He was playing in the yard. I brought him in. He slept for about an hour then woke up and threw up. I cleaned that up and put the towels in the wash and when I came in he had had a bloody runny stool. I leaned that up and took him outside. Nothing else happened some went back inside and he has fallen asleep on a blanket. On the floor. What can I do for him? I have no idea what he could have eaten. We have had dogs here for 20 years and have never had this problem before. All our dogs die of old age.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 important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Maybe just that there were some leaf stems in the stool. But there are no new plants or trees in my yard

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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Her name is Starlet. Her mother died about a month ago of

Hi! Her name is Starlet. Her mother died about a month ago of old age; Starlet is overweight and I fear she might be getting too much to eat. How much should I feed her daily; She eats dry food now.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Starlet is a dog. She looks like a cocker spaniel mix.JA: OK. Welcome! How can I help with your dog?Customer: I need to know how much to feed her so she can loose that extra weight. I am now retired so I can walk her daily. She is a cocker spaniel mix.JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: There are no wounds. I just think she is not getting enough exercise as she stays in my bedroom and sleeps with me. and I don't get out much since I retired.JA: How old is Starlet?Customer: I believe she is 5-6 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Starlet?Customer: Nothing I can think of. Up until a week ago, I would always keep dry food on the bed so she could eat when she was hungry. I just can't deal with loosing her as well.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

19,434 satisfied customers
I feel it might be that time. Elle is 16 years oldgold

JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I feel it might be that time. Elle is 16 years oldgold retriver. sand has alot of problemms. she has always been a little over weight,constant ear infections that nhave never cleared up. she pants all the time and stays up at night. she doenst get up well and cant at all on hard floors. here hips are very thin.,and follws someone around the house all the time. but.. she has a good apppetite,beautiful coat, likes to take a stroll around the cul da sac. and sometimes still barks. what should I doJA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Elle. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Elle?Customer: she gets marshmallow size tumors on her feet and cant make it outside all the time

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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I'm dog sitting and for got my friends dog bed for pain.. Is

HiJA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: I'm dog sitting and for got my friends dog bed for pain.. Is there something I can give herJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Cody 16JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cody?Customer: Old age.. Legs shakeJA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No woulds.. Joints hurt

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Dr. Peter

Doctors Degree

45,254 satisfied customers
My 15 year old poodle is pacing and looking around this is

My 15 year old poodle is pacing and looking around this is unusual behaviorJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the poodle's name?Customer: JazzyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jazzy?Customer: She wouldn't eat her dinner tonight

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Dr. John

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

13,216 satisfied customers
We have a 11 and a half year old Yorkie Mix. His belly has

We have a 11 and a half year old Yorkie Mix. His belly has gotten pretty large. It feels very firm. He was kind of a loafer to start with. He just enjoys comfy spots around the house to lay down. Yesterday he did not eat. Today we made him some plain chicken. He ate it right away but, then vomited about an hour later. He does not like grooming visits or rides in the car, he hates to be away from us when we vacation. So we have a good friend that he enjoys staying with. For now the concern is his bellyJA: 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: He is not fixed. He is an indoor dog. Prefers hanging out inside.

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Dr. Dan

Veterinarian and practice owner

Doctoral Degree

12,098 satisfied customers
Dog at entire package of choc chip cookies store bought,

dog at entire package of choc chip cookies store boughtJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: nothing is wrong with him right now, he just ate teh entire package of choc chip cookies store boughtJA: The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Porky 2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Porky?Customer: no

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

27,204 satisfied customers
I have a 13.5 year old chihuahua. She has not eaten since

I have a 13.5 year old chihuahua. She has not eaten since Saturday and stopped drinking Wednesday. She has been vomiting clear fluid and sometimes yellow fluid. Last night she started whimpering almost non stop. Please advise

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Dr. Peter

Doctors Degree

45,254 satisfied customers
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