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My dog just had blood work and my vet is concerned about the

Hello,JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My dog just had blood work and my vet is concerned about the BUN 51 Creat-1.8.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with just?Customer: I should mention he is almost 13, in great health but just had surgery in Aug to remove a Leimeiosarcoma out of his intestine. IT was cancerous but there is NO evidense that it spread anywhere. We all felt including the surgeon that we might have gotten in early . That being said it was a intermediate tumor and it could come back. However my dogs kidney function have always been normal until now almost 8 weeks after surgery. NOTE: He has never been on any medications and is not any currently.JA: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about just?Customer: My question is: Early onset of Kidney disease? And why now? Old age?

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Kelly Hill

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Is doxepin similar to Trazadone? My lab is in the process of

Is doxepin similar to Trazadone? My lab is in the process of being diagnosed with LP....almost everything else having been ruled out. When he's laying about with a respiration of ~130pm, 100-150 mgs of Trazadone seems to bring down the respirations 50% or lower, and he's able to sleep. 1500mgs of methocarbamol didn't have any effect on the rapid respirations, even after 3 doses of that level over a day. The trazadone had a positive effect within 20 minutes. I'm thinking that the anti-anxiety aspect of trazadone has a calming effect, both physically and psychologically.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

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Her right leg can't support her weight and as a result she

her right leg can't support her weight and as a result she can't walk. I am trying to figure out what to give her to relieve the painJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: no wound except old age. she is 17JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: daisyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about daisy?Customer: no. she's just getting old and in pain

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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I am representing a little shelter for critically ill

Hi,I am representing a little shelter for critically ill animals (dogs and cats). My question today is about one of our dogs, Nochka.We have already consulted with local vet on her treatment, but would like to hear the second opinion. Nochka is about 8 years old, she has chronic bronchi issues and heart issues. In regards ***** ***** heart issues, she tested positive for dirofilaria in heart/blood + she has high blood pressure. She was prescribed with micardis (for life), doxycycline (for 3-4 weeks), furosemide (7-10 days every month), verospiron (7-10 days per month) and Milbemax (every month for life). My question is: is treatment with Milbemax safe enough and would not cause clots while killing helmints in her heart /blood?Thank you beforehand,Maria & Kind House

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

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Geriatric dogs legs do not work when they wake up and often

geriatric dogs legs do not work when they wake up and often they become incontinent.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No neither of my old dogs have wounds it seems to be a problem they have upon waking from sleeping a long time. I stand them up annd in a few minutes they are walking fairly normally.JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jeb is 17 and my BT Binkly is 13yoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jeb?Customer: Nope.

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Dr. Deb

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog has many skin growths some more raised than others

my dog has many skin growths some more raised than others some have black color in them some flesh now we have been told they are nothing to worry about comes with old age, but some of them really itch her (maybe as they are growing in, not sure on that) and this just can not be old age. we use to give her cortisone shots but after learning the effects to heart we stopped,I have also done a long test of diet issues nothing but I do now feed her home cooked heart health diet.For the last four mths I tried a yeast starvation diet thinking maybe it is fungal. The bumps range from her feet to her tail base not really on under belly and they are not fleas without any doubt she does not have a flea. I really would rather fix the issue not treat the itch but to be honest I will be happy with any help

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My elder dog (18+) is unable to get through the night w/o

My elder dog (18+) is unable to get through the night w/o peeing. We take him out at 4am as often as he asks. He is still going in the bathroom (at least easy clean up) at least once a night. Ive tried most things other than kenneling him, any suggestions?

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DrMelJ

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

1,216 satisfied customers
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

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

19,000 satisfied customers
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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