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I have a diabetic doc whom ran away week we just picked

I have a diabetic doc whom ran away for a week we just picked him up from the shelter todayJA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: He has been without insulin for a week now and went blind and had significant weight lossJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is 7 years old. He had only been recently diagnosed as diabetic for about 2 monthJA: 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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My miniature poodle is now 6yrs old his pupils are permanently

hi my miniature poodle is now 6yrs old his pupils are permanently dilated and a reflection when the light catches his eyes from the retina is showing yellow/gold, I feel he has retina atrophy which I have read is irreversible, there is no cloudiness (yet) he is healthy but showing signs of vision problems, bumps into things occasionally, seems clumsy, is fine in the park and open spaces, get anxious and snaps when approached by dogs he doesn't already know, can the dilated pupils be fixed or helped in any way please? (he doesn't do sunglasses!)JA: I'm trying to find the right Veterinarian for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. I'm sorry to hear that. What is the miniature poodle's name?Customer: TobyJA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: I think that covers it thankyouJA: 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 connect you two.

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Rebecca

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My 3 year old Boxer went completely blind yesterday. The

My 3 year old Boxer went completely blind yesterday. The veterinarian could find no cause for his blindness with the tests that she ran. The only test that showed anything other than the normal ranges in his blood work was a low MCV level and a high BASO level, which means nothing to me and didn't indicate any reason for sudden blindness in her opinion. I am heartbroken and desperate, and would like another opinion on this.

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Rebecca

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DOG HAS OPTIC NERVE IMMFLAMTION AND NEEDS TO BE TREATED WITH

DOG HAS OPTIC NERVE IMMFLAMTION AND NEEDS TO BE TREATED WITH PREDISOINE BUT MAY HAVE CUSHING DIEASE .

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Poppy is a 10 yr. old PomXPoodle. She recently had her vaccinations

Poppy is a 10 yr. old PomXPoodle. She recently had her vaccinations and about a week later she started losing her eyesight. She also has signs of Cushing's. Blood tests weren't conclusive. She's going to a canine ophthalmologist on Thursday. Would starting her on Lutein be ok?

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Dr. Gary

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5yr. Pomeranian female, collapsed. Trachea diagnosed at 3 months

5yr. Pomeranian female, collapsed. Trachea diagnosed at 3 months , managed with benadryl and cold water dips.9/14 her life long companion died. Prior to his passing of bone cancer in his front leg. She began to limp on the same leg. We had it X-Rayed and it was fine. A day after he passed she stopped limping. A week after she had some type of seizure she foamed at the mouth. It only lasted a moment. The next day she was blind. We saw a vet. Eye specialist and her eyes are fine. He referred us to a neurologist which we can't afford. She also disney seem to hear very well. These last few weeks she has been lame again in her front leg. She has been on and off steroids. Results are up and down. She gets a cough suppressant. Sometimes pain pills. She has been on chondroitin and glucosamine all her life. Chilling pads and dunks in the pool seem to help her breathing a lot. Do you have any advise for us to help her. Do you think the loss of her companion stressed her this much or the treache

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My 11 year old Lahsa has gone blind and it happened in three

My 11 year old Lahsa has gone blind and it happened in three weeks from eye infection to complete blindness. I don't know how to make her comfortable. She is fine in the house because she knows it, but if she gets out of her comfort zone or outside she panics. Would a thunder jacket make her feel more comfortable. I tried the Halo and she just went wild. I think she over reacted, but was in such distress I took it off and she calmed down. I want her to be more comfortable. How do I do this for her? Would anti anxiety meds help? I know the rule is to not move furniture and we have not. She knows her way to her food and water, but is most comfortable on her pillow. Do I let her adjust or what are my other choices.

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Dr. Emily

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My working English Shepherd(farm dog) has been experiencing

My working English Shepherd(farm dog) has been experiencing some visual problems; bumping into things, not looking directly into my face, having a lost look, avoiding commotion, hanging back from activity and not greeting me until called. The whites of his eyes are also red of varying degrees on different days. His pupils seem to be always dilated. I had him examined by our local Veterinarian who put him on some conjunctivitis salve to start off. He suggested this may be a retinal condition as his pupils did not react to light. The dog is 4 yrs. old and is the right-hand "man" here in our livestock operation. What type of possible problems are we looking at and what are the prognosis and possible costs?

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Dr. Gary

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my austrailian sheppard is about a year old. He sufferred

my austrailian sheppard is about a year old. He sufferred a fall about 5 months ago and showed signs of head trauma. He seemed fine after a day or two. Recently I've noticed he's losing his balance. Stumbling and falling. He is still very active, running and playing with other dogs, but he was very good at catching a frisbee and I've noticed in the last few weeks he can't seem to track the frisbee in the air anymore. Does this sound like ataxis to you?

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Dr. Gary

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