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Dr. Ellie, it's me again -- the one that had the dog who

Dr. Ellie,Hi, it's me again -- the one that had the dog who recently passed from Lar Par. What could have caused him to go into such distress that he needed oxygen? I understand that the second tie-back failed, but why didn't he go back to just panting heavily (not that that would be good, but I am curious why he went into complete respiratory distress). This was Duncan -- you and I had communicated some last week and you were very helpful.

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My dog is experiencing peripheral neuropathy. She looks great

My dog is experiencing peripheral neuropathy. She looks great and had labs, X-ray and ultrasound and everything is completely normal. She is happy and all functions normal other than the onset of hind leg increasing weakness. She was treated with a few round of doxyrunbicin for swollen lymph nodes and possible lymphoma although her labs have never shown anything abnormal. she had girardia and has an infection in her lymph nodes now that she is being treated for and the lymph nodes have decreased after a week of treatment. What is your assessment? Could it be guianne barre syndrome or a latent side effect of chemo?

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My dog is limping on both front legs JA: Thanks.

***** ***** . My dog is limping on both front legsJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I have a 4 year collie. She has seemed off to me since December. Her hair is off and she bunny hops when she runs. I had X-rays of her spine and hips and they are within the normal range. Negative for Lyme disease by and normal blood panelJA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I have a 14yr lab/pit mixed..I've taken m 2 3 vets here in

Hello..I have a 14yr lab/pit mixed..I've taken him 2 3 vets here in Colorado springs who can't find nothing..4 8mths he's got this gagging reflex that's gettin worse..he huffs & puffs...then acts like he's gonna cough up a hairball.. But nothing..NOONE can help me..WHAT IS THIS? Am i ::) onna lose my doggy? I'm deeply scared & concerned

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My 11 yr. old chocolate lab is diabetic and is suffering

my 11 yr. old chocolate lab is diabetic and is suffering from some sort of respiratory issue. we check his urine twice daily and lately, have had to increase his insulin from 15 units to 17-18 range and still are not getting an entirely normal reading. our vet said he is having trouble breathing in, and couldn't offer a good explanation why. it sounds like what one would think pneumonia or bad bronchitis would sound. he took 500 mg. Keflex 2/day for 2 weeks with little change. it is not too bad at times. but tonight he is hyperventilating and can't seem to "catch" his breath. I think he is in distress, but his behavior isn't totally in keeping with distress. my husband does put him in the bathroom, which acts as a steam room for approx. 5-10 mins. per night. any suggestions?JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: he does have more trouble breathing in hot humid weather, but we are in western ny in march, with low humidity. if there was an obstruction, it doesn't make sense that it would be better at times.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I have a 4 yr. old cavalier King Charles. His jowl is droopy,

I have a 4 yr. old cavalier King Charles. His jowl is droopy, he's drooling on that side and his eye is tearing more than normal. Is this an emergency?

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Dr. Altman

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Our 9 yr. old mixed breed (German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Husky)

Our 9 yr. old mixed breed (German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Husky) female dog has lost the muscles in her head. We feed her small bite food along with yogurt and pumpkin. She has trouble swallowing larger bits of food. Her breathing is very snorky but not labored. Her appetite is very good.Our vet noticed the lack of muscles on her head and said it was an auto-immune disease. As long as she is otherwise healthy, is there any reason to put her through tests (expensive) or put her on steroids (I believe they are worse than the auto-immune)?Thank you very much.Cindy Trapper

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Can a puppy have neurological disguises after vaccination?

Can a puppy have neurological disguises after vaccination? Two days after my 9 week old Labbrador retriever received her 2 nd set of shots .my vet has done blood tests x rays all normal negative parvo or Lyme decrease and blood work came back normal . I have contacted vaccination manufacturers and they are concerned and will contact vet to see what else can be done. Can you tell me if you know of anything or anyone who's had this happen.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Weakness in both hind legs, loss of ability to jump onto the

Weakness in both hind legs, loss of ability to jump onto the bench. First noticed 4 nights ago. Next morning vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue not drinking water. No diarhhea. Have tried rice, chicken, consomme but dog not interested. Worried about dehydration. Can walk but loses balance. Four year old miniature poodle. Never been sick before this.

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