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I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some

Hi I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some severe health conditions. I'm trying to work with some rescues to try to place him into a foster home but don't know how to describe the extent of his condition. So far the shelter hasn't responded to the rescue giving clear details but I ask them for his medical chart and they sent that to me. Could you please explain what all of the medical terms mean in a really simple way?My experience with him is he appears to have severe difficulty moving his limbs, though he seems to lift and move his head around with no obvious diffulty, he has extreme difficult moving even a couple inches forward. When I found him he was laying with his back to the kennel but after some time which I did not witness stretched himself out towards the door but I don't think he stood just scooted himself along. He had a water bowl but it was dry and when I refilled it. He lifted his headed up and started stretching it back and forth, like he wanted to go to it but couldn't and was stressed.his front paws started shaking and he arched them slightly then relaxed them and using this way managed to scoot himself about a centimeter forward per second. He stretched out his tongue when he got near the water bowl, stretching is whole neck, breathing a bit hard start drinking. He drank for a long time. He responded and moved his head freely to sounds, pricking his ears up and down. But his eyes appeared cloudy with mucus but seemed to see okay, following me when I moved. He leaned into my hand when I pet him. His was in a small kennel so couldn't turn around much but could stretch himself out. His bedding appeared fully soaked and smelled like urine, his belly was completely wet too. I couldn't see his back legs well but I'm guessing he peed many times while laying there unable to get up.Medical Summary scan negative intact male S-found as stray, eating well when fed O-QAR, muzzled, pink mm, +/- hydrated EENT-CAU, mucoid d/c OU (OD>OS), no nasal d/c PLN-all wnl CV-no m/a, sspp Resp-clear and eup GI-muzzled, SNP, NMP GU-MI, nsf MSI-BCS 2/5, non-ambulatory, motor present x4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), ok haircoat with dirt throughout, erythema and pinpoint raised skin lesions (dermatitis) on ventral abdomen Neuro-normal cranial nerves, motor present x 4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), CP deficits of HL (R>>L), anal and tail tone present A-4 yo MI Rottie 1. non-ambulatory with CP deficits of HL bilaterally 2. mucoid ocular d/c 3. ventral abdominal dermatitis P-parvo test-negative 2 view abdominal rads-no obvious boney or soft tissue abnormalities 2 view pelvic rads-no obvious fractures or luxations TAB-1/4 inch strip OU BID x 7 days cephalexin 500-2 tabs PO BID x 14 days feed TID small amts vet check to monitor for neuro status of HL prognosis guarded pending ability to use HLWeight 86.If could maybe just tell what the medical chart means? If there's a diagnosis and such I would really appreciate it.

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Breathing fast, won't move, Coal 13.5 black lab, He's been

Breathing fast, won't moveJA: 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 and age?Customer: Coal 13.5 black labJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Coal?Customer: He's been healthy other than arthritis until now. Will eat and drink if we give it, but no energy to initiate on his own.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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I brought my dog in to Mission Animal Hospital yesterday to

I brought my dog in to Mission Animal Hospital yesterday to be neutered and when I picked him up I noticed his back right paw is not working properly. He is walking on the top of his paw. It does not seem to hurt him and I can open it up and he will stand on it when I do. Maybe I need someone else to look at it so it doesn't get sluffed off.

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On my dogs front paws where nail meets the paw on the

Hi,JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: on my dogs front paws where nail meets the paw on the underside it bleedsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: on the third nail of both front paws onlyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: her name is ***** ***** she is 6 monthsJA: 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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Gus is my 15.8 year old Lhasa Apso. She iust had a brief, 30

Gus is my 15.8 year old Lhasa Apso. She iust had a brief, 30 second episode where she was standing, fell to the ground and shook erraticly. I was there and placed my hand on her to quiet her and she responded, relaxing. I picked her up gently and brought her inside. She was disoriented for a few minutes but is back to her usual behavior, napping.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: It has been quite hot and very muggy here in Reseda, California. She went outside to pee and she usually runs back all happy. I think she was overcome with a heat spell. This happened about 2 years ago in the same manner. So, that's twice during her life. She is quite healthy, only taking some eye medication and Loxicam 20mg in the morning for a bit of arthritis. She just had blood work monitoring the Loxicam after a year. All is well but the liver panel was somewhat high and the vet wants to see her in 6 months.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about That?Customer: Just what I just typed. I was thinking she may have had a kink of sorts in her hind leg, dropped and had difficulty rising.JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No, but she has been walking normally since although she is relaxing now. Ocassionally she will pick up a seed on the patio in her paw from a treeJA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. 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 10 1/2 month old berner started limping on her right

My 10 1/2 month old berner started limping on her right front leg 3 weeks ago. Comes and goes. Always same leg Xrays normal

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I have an old pitbull that desperately needs her nails

I have an old pitbull that desperately needs her nails trimmed. They are getting dangerously long. She has gone to the vet in the past to get them done but now is old enough that she can NOT get into the car. I have tried to lure her into the car, bought steps, tried a ramp, she won't use any of them, and she can't get in on her own. Additionally she will NOT allow herself to be picked up and put in. She has tried to bite previously before she was put into the car.So, we tried to do it ourselves. She will NOT NOT NOT allow us to even touch her front paws let alone cut her nails. She needs to be sedated. I have tried almost every other the counter calming aid that I can give her in order to be able to cut her nails. They don't affect her one bit. I've also tried a nail file. Again, she won't allow her back paws to be touched.I have tried to find a vet that will come to our house. B/c she hasn't been to the vet in over a year, no one will see her. Especially b/c of her age (14) and her breed.Again her nails are dangerously long!!! and I have NO idea what to do!!!

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My dog is doing a lot of sneezing and snorting this past

My dog is doing a lot of sneezing and snorting this past week. Anything I can do for him?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bandit and he is 2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bandit?Customer: He is up to date on all his shots and was just boarded for 4 days from the 18th to the 21st. It's been since he was there that he is doing a lot of sneezing so was wondering if he picked up a cold? No running nose.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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