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My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal

My 9 yr old female border collie, Diamond, has had anal gland issues for over 4 years. She has had to have sutures placed in one to repair a rupture two years ago. The repair did not hold and she now has issues every few weeks. We've tried more dietary fiber (green beans), sits baths and monthly expression by our vet. We are now considering surgery to remove the right gland that was ruptured. There seems to be a collection of puss within this gland and the old sutures that complicate the condition. What other options do we have? What are the pros and cons of removal?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diamond?Customer: She doesn't have any other known conditions, though she hasn't had a blood work up as yet. As with most borders, she is very athletic and an Alpha female. She doesn't tolerate other companions well. She spends most of her days with our two male dogs, another BC and a Sheepdog. She is a "ball dog". Hyper is one way to describe her.

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Our GSD has sores/chapped top front lip. It is red and open

Our GSD has sores/chapped top front lip. It is red and open like excessively chapped. What can we do to help heal it. Seems to get a little worse daily from her licking it. Any medications to help with healing?

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My 16 year old dog ,is getting sores that look like a

My 16 year old dog ,is getting sores that look like a blisters the size of a peach. They pop and blood starts coming out. They just get bigger. She has 4 now.

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My 8 year old chihuahua has what looks like extra hard hairs

My 8 year old chihuahua has what looks like extra hard hairs on the pads of her feet? She seems to not want to walk as much as usual and this problem has been coming on for a couple weeks any help would be greatJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No woundJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: ToriJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tori?Customer: She feels like she's a little hot tonight and she threw up once tonight.

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About a year ago his nose started peeling, I took him to the

About a year ago his nose started peeling, I took him to the vet and they said he may be allergic to the sun. After many sunscreen and awning days he still hasn't recovered. He has seemed depressed and will eat but reluctantly and only so our other dogs don't get his food. I filed his nails earlier and noticed the bottom of them are brittle? What's going on? BTW he is a 6 yr old German shepherd/ border collie mix. Thanks a bunch.

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Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and

Has open sores on his snout, crusty scabs on his head, and this morning he has bloody drool and is tilting his head and opening his mouth. It's very sore but I can't see anything in there. Cane Corse/bullmastiff, 1 1/2 years oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name?Customer: DieselJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diesel?Customer: No he's been fine up until this. He is fed Purina One with a bit of canned food with no prior problems.

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Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit

Swollen paw pads, not paws, rapid breathing at rest. A bit shallow.Swollen pouches under eyes. This has been for last 10 weeks.He licks paw pads often.He is lethargic.Has difficulty climbing steps, now.Yesterday, three paw pads began oozing small amounts of pus where the pad and nail meet.Paw pads are harder. Dry. Not soft as before ten weeks ago.Also has an ear infection which is being managed and has improved. Ear infection began around same time as swelling in paw pads.Only interested in hearing from a veterinary Doctor.

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My cat has scabs around her neck and chin. I've heard it can

My cat has scabs around her neck and chin. I've heard it can be allergies. Anything I can give her?

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Tip of snout balding on a ten year old border collie.

Tip of snout balding on a ten year old border collie. Located in Shanghai, China. I can provide picture. We are in the states not to return for 3 weeks

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