Our dog is a 14 1/2 yr old Australian Shepard. She is at
Our dog is a 14 1/2 yr old Australian Shepard. She is at this point deaf & mostly blind. Recently, she has started to involuntarily chattering of her teeth! It is the only way I can explain it. I have never heard this before & it is becoming more & more frequent. What does this mean? It is something that comes with old age?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: I just sent u my concern. I think our messages crossed. Have u received it?JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: At her advanced age what does "chattering of her teeth" mean?JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: NO!!! Just the chattering of her teeth?JA: Is the dog eating normally?Customer: Sometimes she goes a day without eating.JA: OK, abnormal eating. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Have u read all my text?? I have given u all her pertinent info & asked my question....... What does "chattering" of her teeth mean?
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Dear Dr Salkin, I am sorry for being annoying and coming
Dear Dr Salkin,I am sorry for being annoying and coming back to you on the issue of heart worms in our shelter's dog Nochka. But our veterinarian came out with the following reasoning to not prescribe the melasormin injection: she said that because Nochka was treated with milbemax for almost two years (which is the life cycle for the adult worms), majority of it died anyway and the new ones did not develop due to the treatment. We performed micrifiliaria test and came back negative (we gonna perform Ag tomorrow as well). Therefore my question is, what is the reasoning for having melasormin injection if all adult parasites would already die in a course of the natural life cycle. I know that slow kill method is not advised anymore, but AHS guidelines do not have a reasoning why. We do understand it causes a mass death of microfiliaries and subsequent pathology with lungs and heart, but if the treatment with the slow kill method is coming to the end and our dog has survived it (although with dare consequences) what's the reasoning for performing melasormin injection?Thank you beforehand,MariaKind House
I have a 14 year old Basset Hound..He is losing weight and
Hi I have a 14 year old Basset Hound..He is losing weight and not drinking much water.He also has a heavy mucus discharge in his eyes.Ive been cleaning his eyes everyday and giving him soft meaty dog food and chicken broth.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hound..He?Customer: He is extremely dehydrated and I'm have
He had a seizure. And he won't stop walking. We put the
He had a seizure. And he won't stop walking. We put the suppository they gave us a year ago when he had one. He had it like 2 hours ago. He is about 14, a blind poodle. What should I do. I tied to hold him in my arms but he insists in walking.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the poodle's name?Customer: En. He is very quiet.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about En?Customer: Zen
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My 9 year old st bernard started peeing in the house i took
my 9 year old st bernard started peeing in the house i took her to the vet and they said its her age and gave me meds for an over active bladder but it has only been a week and it is getting worse since I began medJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: luluJA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about lulu?Customer: no she has allergy
He's a 15 yr old Westie with the onset of diarrhea and
He's a 15 yr old Westie with the onset of diarrhea and weakness in his hind legs. He is also trembling.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no woundJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: HenryJA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Henry?Customer: He is on 2.5 mg prednisolone
Was vomiting some bright red blood Friday night, and
Was vomiting some bright red blood Friday night, and coughing like something stuck. Half eaten squirrel on our porch so assumed it was that. Took to vet Saturday morning, Cbc normal except slightly anemic, X-ray shows nothing stuck but found whitish color on right lung, not whole lung and not a mass. Gave shot of steroid and antibiotic. Since then drinking water, not eating much and still coughs frequently. Sleeping a lot. Some rattle to his breathing. Deep dry coughs. Champ is a 7 year old chocolate lab.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 squirrel?Customer: No, we do have barn cats that may have eaten the squirrel. It might not have been the dog. Our vet was thinking torsion since this came on so suddenly. But when we started thinking about it our kids reminded us about how sleepy Champ has seemed lately and he does go through bouts of not eating much here and there.
My dog is quite old, poodle mix and has just started
My dog is quite old, poodle mix and has just started drinking lots of water and not eating. She also wanders at night which we figure is just old age.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Molly, and we're not sure. We found her on the streets. Probably around 12+JA: How old is Molly,?Customer: Probably 12+JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Molly,?Customer: Really bad breath, but she has always had that since we got her.
My 9 year old German Shepard has been lithargic all day.
My 9 year old German Shepard has been lithargic all day. Hasn't gone out, barely moving, drank a few sips of water, only has taken a few steps today and seems wobbly when doing so. Last time he went out was at 8 or so last night. We have a female GSD also who is fine. They eat the same food. The male is acting almost drugged up. We felt all over his body with a light amount of pressure and nothing seems to hurt. We are not sure what to do.