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I ran out of my dogs tramadol 50mg. I have some of my own tramadol

I ran out of my dogs tramadol 50mg. I have some of my own tramadol hcl (325/37.5) and I have no idea if I can give it to her and how much. She is 75lbs. She is hurting.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: RoxyJA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: She is limping possibly torn aclJA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I know it is knee. We went to vet months ago to confirm but she seemed to get better until a couple days ago. Now I don't have meds and can't get to vet until Monday.JA: 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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My dog is 15 months old and was spayed 2 weeks and 3 days ago.

My dog is 15 months old and was spayed 2 weeks and 3 days ago. The vet told us after the surgery that she had been in heat. She has healed from the surgery but now the past 2 1/2 days she has a brownish, bloody, stringy/mucas like discharge from her vulva.

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When can we have our dog spayed??? SHe is in heat now.

When can we have our dog spayed??? SHe is in heat now.

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Both of our dogs have been fixed but the male won't leave

Both of our dogs have been fixed but the male won't leave the female alone he is insistent we have to keep them separated and it is becoming exhausting anything we can do to stop this behavior, the constant snapping and low growling doesn't work he just keeps coming back

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For Dr Michael Salkin only: I've been meaning to discuss bloat with you. I know what it is but have been told my frankie is at high risk for it with his large size and deep chest so I'd like to understand what situations cause it and how to prevent it.

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I have a very small female Maltese -- 4 lbs. at 10 months.

I have a very small female Maltese -- 4 lbs. at 10 months. Wouldn't her coat be better if she wasn't spayed? She just went through heat and I already am seeing a change for the better in the coat. Since she will never be around many other dogs do I really have to have her spayed? I worry about doing it on such a small dog as well. She has a wonderful, sunny disposition and I don't want that to change either. Are there more risks than benefits involved with spaying such a small dog?

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My 12 year old 77 lb yellow lab surprisingly survived the open

My 12 year old 77 lb yellow lab surprisingly survived the open pymetra I asked about 2 weeks ago thanks to Baytril. She stopped discharging, started eating and perked up. What now? Optional Information: Type of Dog: Lab retrvrDog's Gender: FemaleDog's Age: 12Name of Dog: AbbyWhat have you tried so far?: Baytril 68mg X3 twice a day 10 daysEdit Price Picture You have received an Answer!From Munchiemeadows74337Monday, June 09, 2014 1:36 PM CSTHi, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today.I am so glad that Abby is doing very well. Some dogs are not as lucky.The preferred treatment is still doing the ovariohysterectomy or spay. The reason for this is the underlying cause for the pyometra probably still exists, this being cystic endometrial hyperplasia. This is controlled by her hormones that cause a pathological change to the lining of the uterus ( endometrium ), & if bacteria invade again, can cause another infection.To spay her at this point in time is so much safer now that the infection is under control. If you decide not to spay, then she should remain on antibiotics for 3-4 weeks.I hope this makes sense & you find the information helpful. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.Thank you.Rate to FinishYOUR RATING IS REQUIRED to determine your Expert's credit for this answer. Unless you rate "OK service" or higher, your Expert will not receive credit.Bad servicePoor serviceOK serviceGood serviceExcellent serviceSelect the face that best describes your Expert's service and click Submit.Or, Reply to Expert You repliedMonday, June 09, 2014 6:23 PM CSTWe have concluded she is too old to spay. She should remain on 206 mg Baytril twice a day (current dosage) for an additional 1and1/2 to 2 and 1/2 weeks? Her vet (whom she seldom sees) gave me enough for 10 days. Do you have any suggestions on how I tactfully request more based on the Just Ask vet suggestion? Our vet said (it was kind of my idea) prophalactically starting antibiotics next heat. Any thoughts? How about the negative effects of 4 weeks of Baytril? Probiotics? Picture You have received an Answer!From Munchiemeadows74337Monday, June 09, 2014 10:32 PM CSTFirst, if Abby is in fairly good shape, has no underlying health problems based on a good physical examination ( heart & lungs sound normal ) & has normal bloodwork, then there is no reason to think she can not handle the surgery. My lab was 11 when I found cancer in his upper jaw. One half of the jaw was removed & he lived another wonderful 2 years.But if surgery is not an option, then you can say to your veterinarian that Abby is just not her perky self just yet. Can we do another round of antibiotics? I really think for this first go round she should be on antibiotics longer than the initial 10 days.Doing 10 days of antibiotics at each heat is also an acceptable option. There really is no negative effects of using this much Baytril. With some very tough infections, I have continued antibiotics for 6-8 weeks with absolutely no problems. Adding probiotics is also a very good idea. You can use plain yogurt, or Purina makes a very good one called Forti flora that you just sprinkle on Abby's food daily while she is on antibiotics.I still thing spaying her is the best option, but I am not there to examine her. As long as you are aware she can have a recurrence, keeping her on an antibi Unless you rate "OK service" or higher, your Expert will not receive Select the face that best describes your Expert's service and click Submit.Or, Reply to Expert You repliedTuesday, June 10, 2014 8:02 AM CSTAbby's heart, lungs and temperature were good at her vet exam regarding this issue,2 weeks ago.(Good, in context of a very sick {discharging}, 12 year old,previously very healthy, loved pet).Please comment on these observations:She went from very sick - heavy dark vaginal discharge, to about 80% of pre-heat condition.( her heat periods have always been hard on her - I wish I had her spayed years ago). The only change was 206 mg of Enrofloxacin 2 times per day.She made rapid improvement. Within 2 days discharge stopped, appetite, and activity returned. She's been under "micro scrutiny",because I make daily progress reports to my adult kids. Today she is at 14 days on the antibiotics (not 10 that I previously reported). She drinks a lot of water. Her appetite has gone down a little (she still eats but it takes some custom food mixing and a little coaxing), activity is about 50%. Of most concern is this morning I found clear or slightly cloudy vaginal discharge. The first discharge i

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Hello I have an 8 month old affenpinscher Who began her first

Hello I have an 8 month old affenpinscher Who began her first estrus cycle 5 weeks ago. Her vulva is still swollen and her breast tissue is also swollen, male dogs continue to be quite interested in her also. There was absolutely no opportunity for her to become pregnant. Is this normal? I've read about phantom pregnancies online is this the most likely cause? I was also thinking of future spaying options and read about the benefits of hysterectomy leaving the ovaries intact as an alternative to the usual ovariohysterectomy and how this allows the hormones to remain balanced, prevents future incontinence and some forms of cancer. I live in Australia is that surgery alternative a common practice? Any advice would be great I love my little girl and want what is best for her.

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Hi Doctor, I have a female pug, she is 6.5 years in age.

Hi Doctor,I have a female pug, she is 6.5 years in age. I love my dog more than anyone in the world. I've read recently that average age of pugs is about 14 years. Its extremely saddening for me to think that my daughter has lived half of her life. I am always very keen on keeping her very healthy so that she can have a longer life. I brush her teeth everyday, take her to exercise and feed her best dog food available on the market (Wellness small breed dog food). As of now she is healthy. She has had litter once when she was three, but she is not spayed yet. Please doctor, I want to know every health measure that I can take to keep my daughter live as long as possible. Please let me know in detail. Shall be indebted to you forever. Thanks.

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