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Can I give my 11 pound dog a dose of Temaril-P if I just

Can I give my 11 pound dog a dose of Temaril-P if I just gave her 25 mg of Diphenhydamine HCI?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: She is scratching and cannot seem to stop and she coughs occasionally.JA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** I estimate she is 12 years old; we rescued her a while back.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about hope?Customer: I just gave her a bath with special shampoo to help sooth the itching and I say 3 fleas that were dead. She takes NextGard and HeartGard monthly; her last dose was about 2.5 weeks ago. She has had the same symptoms before from flea bites, so I want to give her some relief before it gets too bad.

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Dr. Alleyne

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My dog, 11 years old, 12 pounds, was prescribed Methimazole,

My dog, 11 years old, 12 pounds, was prescribed Methimazole, 5 mgs. for 30 days, 2 times a day, for chronic acid reflux. Everything I read about Methimazole mentions nothing about acid reflux specifically, however the Vet(this is not a Vet I normally go to) did say it would keep things moving out of the stomach instead of back up into the esophagus. He feels the raw food I am feeding her no longer agrees with her. I'm very skeptical of giving my little Sheltie drugs, especially for that long. Does this sound like a drug that might be used for this purpose and is it safe. Thank you.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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He is a Bichon with ATC counts in the 2000 range. He has

He is a Bichon with ATC counts in the 2000 range.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: He has growths and that is why we brought him in.JA: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Howie and he is about 14JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Howie?Customer: Just his ATC counts. He is on a raw diet of quality food.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old.

Hi pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old. Beginning of the year he had a narrow trachea issue which was given antibotics for. He's very mellow but my concern is his depression. I took him to the vet again and they said he has more of a mental issue and provided me with dog Prozac. I have decided to wait on the pills and just take longer walks or runs. He is very spoiled along with his sister Chloe. However Charlie worries me because he struggles to go on walks, I have to carry him half way, he wants to jump in any car thinking we are going somewhere (He loves car rides). anti other dogs with the exception of Chloe. Is afraid to go to the backyard (since 4th of july he's been afraid of the backyard). He only eats his food if I add a topping. He's currently on Merrick little plates- Grain free. was on Signature grain free before. Vet mention I should put him on puppy food. Wondering if the food is his problem. I give him a multi-vitamin with minerals. He gets excited when I come home for work for lunch and also after work, but soon he returns to the room (his safe zone). Today I brought him outdoors with me to sit and close the backdoor so he can use the bathroom. Something else we are having a issue with. He holds it even when we are home. Sorry for the long message, I feel hopeless. I even do the lavender oil vapor in the house for him. He just seems sad but I dont' know why? My husband does travel for work, but I'm not sure if they is it. My other Yorkie use to have separation anxiety as my husband traveled but she has gotten use to it and is a ball of joy. THis is the reason why I got Charlie to be her companion at home :(. His blood work doesn't show any signs. Should I get a second opionion and x-rays? Change his food? Add grains or rice?JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot? The Veterinarian's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. You can tell your Veterinarian that you want to work with someone else and they'll pass your question on to someone else.Customer: Charlie weights 8 lbs and is very thin, I can feel his ribs but doctor said his weight hasn't dropped so not much of a concern just to feed puppy food and give Prozac.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Prozac?Customer: I have not given Charlie the meds yet, I have been using alternative methods instead of being more active. But he quick wants to go back in the car :(

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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We have recently adopted a border collie female 6 yrs old

we have recently adopted a border collie female 6 yrs old who has been well cared for previously.we take her to work where she gets lots of works about 3 or 4 a day however she seems to get diarrhea alot. i guess it must be her diet.we feed her tuna in oil with dry food plus alternate with chicken mince, a raw egg or chubb type of food with rice and vegies.her treat can be pigs ears or dry liver treats. what would you suggest?

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My 8 year old female Basset Hound, Bailee's stomach gurgles

My 8 year old female Basset Hound, Bailee's stomach gurgles and she expresses a need to go out and eat grass. It also looks like her inner eyelid is a bit over her eyes (from the inside of her eye) and her whites are red. She seems a bit more tired than usual. She has had stomach issues for a long time...on and off. I have recently started feeding her Merrick's limited ingredients canned food, lamb and salmon. I used to have a Lab and fed her IAMS mini chunks. She passed away at 17, 2 months ago. She had no stomach issues. I still have some of that food left and have been giving Bailee some of that with her soft food and as a snack. I don't usually have snacks for my dogs or feed them table scraps. They have eaten raw carrots, potatoes, shredded sharp cheddar, some lettuce, and frozen blueberries. I have bought some frozen small bones from the freezer section at the pet store to help keep her teeth clean. I believe that is her diet. She is not one to eat a lot like the Lab. The Lab would get into the trash and steal food from the table if you didn't keep an eye on it. Bailee seems to be obedient to the point of waiting for me to tell her it is ok to eat whatever I place on the floor for her. Thank you for your insight into my Baby Basset's issue. PamJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if Bailee will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailee?Customer: She is smaller than the average basset, but both of her parents were supposed to be full blooded. We were not furnished with papers. She does not have any ear issues and loves to hunt rabbit. When she was about a year or so she swallowed a baby rabbit whole...LIVE...it was a real unpleasant situation for me and my family, but Bailee was very happy. I called the vet and they said she would be fine and with a day or so she was up and running around like nothing happened. She did lay around for a few hours I suppose digesting the meal. I think that is all I have.

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Kelly Hill

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I had read the health benefits of feeding my puppy some raw

I had read the health benefits of feeding my puppy some raw fruits or vegetables aside from just puppy chow and kibble, I of course looked into which fruits were best and which to avoid, Grapes being the number one avoidance across the board, but cherries was a mixed in results. In the past 2 days I have given as a small meal enhancer our 7 month Chihuahua/York Terrier 4 cherries sliced very very thinly not even getting down too much to the pit, and discarding the stem and pit. She also tried an organically grown, bell pepper from my dad's garden where I cut it into strips and then each strip into about 5 to 7 squares (she had that twice). I have now read more up on cherries and the toxicity of cyanide that are in cherries and am so so worried now that I may have already inadvertently dangered our puppy even while all signs show she is doing fine on the outside, I am worried. Please help.

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a 5yr old silky terrier and she has very sensitive

Hello,I have a 5yr old silky terrier and she has very sensitive skin. Recently we have had a house outbreak of fleas we treated everyone with their monthly flea meds and seemed to get rid of the problem. Sophie (silky) her skin suffered a bit from all the scratching and i'm thinking Harsh chemicals on her already sensitive skin. Everyone's Flea meds are Due for another round tomorrow (24th) and i'm scared to put harsh chemicals on her raw skin. Will it Harm her skin more? is there anything I can do to naturally help heal her skin?, Maybe an Oatmeal bath?Thank youBilly

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Dr. Gabby

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I have a 3 month old puppy whom I adopted 6 weeks ago from a

Hello! I have a 3 month old puppy whom I adopted 6 weeks ago from a shelter. He has been scratching an awful lot lately. He has been seen by his vet twice so far and will go again Mon for a vaccine. I'm unsure if this is due to allergies outside such as grass etc..I did have a puppy a couple of years ago with Mange but he came from a horrible environment and it was visibly obvious right away.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: His name is ***** ***** on a flea/tick preventative prescribed by his vet..First ShieldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Haiku..he?Customer: no I don't believe so..He came from a shelter where the animals are very well taken care and so far seems to be in otherwise perfect health.

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