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Out senior lab had same routine I gave his arthritis & hip

Out senior lab had same routine I gave his arthritis & hip joint tab & small dentiastix. Left fior work. My 26yr son was home & abt an hr later dog was walking strange & backook raised he thought he needed to go make so put outside. He later laid down breathing labored & died at 5pm. Note he was age 15 was recently declining & had walked wobbly. He was still eating so we had not put him down yet. I am replaying in my head with fear iif he choked or swallowed whole maybe punctured organ. His stomach was all bloated when died. My hope is he just shut down w old age maybe congestive heart failure or fluid lungs. Thanks for feedback. I am tortured tho nothing different than everyday.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: He was 15 yellow labJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: Just old and back legs & hips were getting bad

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Was just brusing my old 11yr German Shepherd out and

Hi, was just brusing my old 11yr German Shepherd out and realized she has two huge mass on her for chest and kind by her armpit. Obviously she needs to go to the vet, but they are hard don't move freely so I'm wondering if this is Cancer? I just want to prepare myself a little as we just lost another pet to old age recently.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: She really over weight has been the last 5 yrs, she's been on a special diet and it hasn't made a difference, she has no bladder control and leaks all the time, especially when sleeping. She has bad arthritis and is overall acting older. She's still in great spirits though.

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Just got a new puppy. A six week old mini dachshund. Not

Just got a new puppy. A six week old mini dachshund. Not happy with the age. The poor thing is too afraid to explore my apt even when I am right there. Whines and shakes even when I hold him at times. I'm now wondering if he was a runt. He comes from a pack of eight. He eats solid food but I'm wondering if I should mix his food with a milk replacer.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the puppy's name?Customer: Doesn't have one yet. Still trying to find one that fits himJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?Customer: Well I personally think he's a bit skinny but it's been a few years since I've been around weenie puppies this old

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My 15 year old Chihuahua has been losing weight, can no

My 15 year old Chihuahua has been losing weight, can no longer get on the furniture by himself, and yelps when my kids try to pick him up. He has no problems getting off the furniture and still has an appetite. Is this old age, or is he sick?

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My elderly dog has lost interest in food even though he

My elderly dog has lost interest in food even though he seems otherwise healthy. He has a history of dementia with MRI findings of degenerative brain disease (unclear exactly what kind) about a year ago. He was treated for nausea (cerenia) yesterday with so far no effect on his appetite. Today he started mirtazapine and it caused a tiny improvement in appetite but nowhere near normal. He's also got a significant upper respiratory infection (possibly caused by mold in a rental cottage we're staying in). I'd think the vets would be treating that, but so far two different vets have declared his lungs "clear" and don't think the upper resp issue can be the cause. We got blood work done today in case of some kind of systemic problem but again his behavior is pretty normal and healthy. He doesn't look like a sick doggie. He's just supremely uninterested in food.What would be your thoughts? What would you try next?Please give me an actual vet, not a vet tech.Thanks!

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Kara, Olive recovered from The intolerance to three days of

Hello Dr. Kara,Olive recovered from The intolerance to three days of minocycline. However she never returned fully to herself. Some may say she's just an older dog.She was eating normally and poop and peeing normally too. Her temperature was found to be low 98.8 when in fact the vet was checking to see if her infection in her sinuses was still active. And they did bloodwork. I do not know what the TSH was. I believe they did not check any other thyroid markers. I will call and get those labs printed out so that I can communicate those.I was told that older dogs would not be diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroiditis condition. I'm starting to think that is inaccurate. What is your perspective on this? And have you heard of hemopet diagnostics? And is it reasonable for me to ask my vet to do a full thyroid panel including antibodies?

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Well, Debbie we have a St. Bernard, Brady who is 11 years, 4

Well, Debbie we have a St. Bernard, Brady who is 11 years, 4 months old. Obviously very old for a large breed. We are getting to, or may be at that point that we are beginning to ask that hard question. He has a hard time getting up and down as you can imagine. He has spells when he does whine a lot, but we cant tell if it is more emotional or physical in nature. His appetite is good as he eats two meals a day. We don't want our baby to suffer, but also don't want to do anything prematurely.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: At this point getting him to the vet may be more painful and stressful for him. We know the root of his problem is old age. His vet gave us a heads up last summer that he is way past his expiration date. His name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Brady?Customer: In spite of having a good appetite he has definitely been losing weight. I would estimate in the last year he has lost 15-20 pounds.

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I have a 12 year old cocapoo that threw up, urinated and

hiJA: Hi. How can we help?Customer: i have a 12 year old cocapoo that threw up, urinated and pooped on the floor inside the house ...his stomach is very hard and he is shakingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: no...but over the last few months hes been urinating and or pooping in the house when he has never really done that.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: nunzio his stomach is also a little bloated and i noticed it yesterday where it almost seemed like there could be a tuor or something tumor it was unusually swollenJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about nunzio?Customer: otherwise acting normal but i attributed it to old age

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I have a 16 year old, still very healthy & eating well,

I have a 16 year old ***** *****, still very healthy & eating well, still soiling outside as normal, but my question is she at times goes out the back yard & walks continuously in a clockwise circle, is this just old age or something else?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: ***** ***** terrierJA: OK. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wounds or bruising at allJA: What is the ***** *****'s name?Customer: Lucky, femaleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lucky?Customer: No, she seems still quite happy & always wants nurses which I don't mind as when she was younger she was always running around. I got her from AWL I someone had used her for breeding, not me tho

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