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She's a 15-16 year old chi and has black scabs all over her

She's a 15-16 year old chi and has black scabs all over her body. On her back especially and I found two huge ones in front of her ears as I have her an oatmeal bath this eve. As I began to wet the ones on her head they got mushy and fell off and began bleedingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: She has had sneezing and snotting, can't lift herself off of the wood floor, she gets stuck, can no longer use the steps, and is drinking excessive H2o, with limited urine output. I've had two chi's and I guess I'm prolonging the inivetable as both of them were about the same age when they began deteriorating in healthJA: 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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My dog (Charlie)is a mix breed lab, collie,shepard collie.

My dog (Charlie)is a mix breed lab, collie,shepard collie. He is almost 19 yrs old. He has been showing his age for about a year now (hearing loss,appt. loss, slowing of his movements). We used to walk daily then that dewindeled down to nothing. He just wasn't into it. The past week tho his condition has gotten alot worse. When he does eat he throws it up as also when he drinks water. About 2 days ago he's not able to use his rear legs and loss of control of his bodily functions. I feel I need to find a vet who will end his suffering for me my friend however says no.

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Shes panting all of the time. but she has a lot of health

shes panting all of the time. but she has a lot of health issues recently...so theres so many possibilities. shes 15.5 years old and started having seizures 10 days ago after receiving a metcalf cortisone shotJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: LillieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lillie?Customer: no Im mostly interested at this point to know if two weeks following a cortisone injection she could still be pantingJA: 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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Let me preface by saying my dog has already been to 2 vets .

Let me preface by saying my dog has already been to 2 vets for opinions. Neither can figure out what is happening. My dachshund is 13 years old, and not sure if this matters, but her older sister passed away in February of this year of old age. Prior to this she was fine. Again, only mentioning as atime frame. For the last couple of months, she has lost all her hair on her hind quarters and tail and lost most of her hair on her ears. Slowly she is losing hair all over. Her skin is very itchy, scabby, she has scabs all over, she wants to itch it. My husband has spent almost $2,000 trying to diagnose what is happening. I want to help her so I am taking her to another vet. I know you probably cannot diagnose but I so need to help her. I have a photo of her currently.

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Dr. Joey

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Is a perineal mass in female dogs related to cushings

Is a perineal mass in female dogs related to cushings disease? Her blood work came out perfectly, but she has a lump above her anus that came on quite suddenly. It is just 1 cm right now. The biopsy appeared to be inconclusive, although there were questionable cells. She is a Shihtzu. She has always been lively, puppy-like. She has been sleeping more and more the past month or so, which I thought was perhaps due to old age, but now am told it was probably this. One vet suggested surgery would be very effective. Another vet (the surgeon from the same clinic) that brought up the cushings concern and that if we removed it and it was cushings, then it would be back in a couple of months. I am overwhelmed.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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He's stumbles like he's drunk. Rear end has been weak but

He's stumbles like he's drunk. Rear end has been weak for awhile but now it's really bad and he's falling down. He had a cortisone shot in his back for pain early last week. This weekend he suffered a seizure (first ever), he won't eat, is lethargic, and falls often. Is it a side effect of the shot?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rudy. 16.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rudy?Customer: He had a cortisone shot a few months ago for back pain and it worked well. He's not on any other medications other than an occasional Tramadol, and fleet/tick/heartworm preventionJA: 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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My 14 year old lab suddenly stopped eating his food

Hello, my 14 year old lab suddenly stopped eating his food 3 days ago. I even tried putting rice in the food but he would pick out the rice. I just put a new bowl of food (which has always been the ONLY thing he eats,never people food) and another of rice....he did eat the rice again. He does get separation anxiety when I'm gone and I have been in and out of the house a lot more lately. Could that be why? He's acting normal as far as sleeping and walking around but I did notice his back leg sometime seems a little weak....but he continues to walk around fine.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: CharlieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charlie?Customer: He's always been pretty healthy ,I've had him since he was 11 weeks old. When he does get overly excited he can start to "hack and wheeze" but that stops immediately.JA: 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. Kara

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We have a 14 yr old Jack Russel female. Recently, she will

We have a 14 yr old Jack Russel female. Recently, she will fall down on her back with feet stiff in air, but low howling. Or she will fall on her side, wimped & be limp just a few seconds. Otherwise, she plays & romps without much jumping in her old age. What do you suggest?

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Dr. Kara

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JA: . What do you want help with? Customer: how

helloJA: Hello. What do you want help with?Customer: how long does it take for a responseJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Just got bloodwork back, For the Chemistry Panel: Amylase is 1183, (was 726 last year), PrecisionPSL is 207 (lipase was 108 last year), BUN/Creatine Ratio is 28 (was 13 last year), everything else within normal rage on panel. The Urinalysis: pH is 8.0 and Protein is 2+. He also now has a heart murmur and cataracts this year during his check up. What should I do? This is a Bichon about 19 lbs. Thanks!JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about PH?Customer: What do you mean?JA: 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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Rebecca

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