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Happy New Year Pearl Zoe has been losing some hair on her

Happy New Year Pearl Zoe has been losing some hair on her snout. I just brushed her and gave her a haircut and she has these dry scab spots on her back and stomach. So I'm reading that maybe her hair got too long though I trim it every few months.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Her gums are super red. She's had her teeth cleaned and several removed in the summer. Her gums never did return to normal looking so I'm concerned about that as well.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Zoe is about 11 years old maybe. She's from a shelter so I have to look at her paperwork.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Have a 5.5 lb Doxie that ate some not sure how much of a

Have a 5.5 lb Doxie that ate some not sure how much of a wandering jew plant. When will she display symptoms and what will she display? Read horrid things on line.

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Dr. Kara

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Dr Salkin, I cut and pasted this from question I was

Dr Salkin, Hello ( I cut and pasted this from question I was asking... jut saw you were on ... we have talked several times before about Penny... Finally got MRI / Spinal Tap ... some answers...some not.... I my never ending quest to try to save Penny , I think I went too far..she was coming aroundon thyroid meds... I had to mess with the unknown encephalitis and stab it being GME and try cytrabine / pred therapy.... she had a cough prior but local vet xrayd and cleared for shot at specialty vet ( today her reg vet said original film showed cloudy area but much more pronounced today , day after shot ) .. Please see below question I was asking...My dog is suffering from pulmonary edema. She is was given a chemo drug ( cytarabine )yesterday to try to assist in an unknown form of encephalitis at the specialty vet. Unfortunately she was left in a cage for 8 hrs while panting at an aggressive pace the entire time ( Told to us by a vet techwhich more than likely did not please the establishment.) When we got home , she was so worked up. She had a respiratory rate of 114 breaths per minute. She also vomited 3 times. We did not want to take her back so she was stuck in a cage again. Called vet and was told that it was prob a combination of the cytrabine and stress. Was told to give omprezonale for nausea but wouldn't take. She had tried CBD therapy previously so we shot a dose of that into her mouth. She relaxed finally and went to sleep. Still rapid breathing while asleep. This morning, my wife said resp rate down to 65 to 80 but still fast. Took her to her local vet... explained goings on... took xray and said she had moderate pulmonary edema onset. Told to start Lasix and recheck in morn for any improvement. She is a 5 yr old Pomchi and is 7kg. She has definitively been diagnosed with , Liver issues ( Enlarged but not in failure prior to injection ) , some type of vestibular dysfunction ( nystagmus / circling ) , slaps left side of face / seizures 1 to 3 time a day Atrophied Brain ( Per MRI last Week ), some type of encephalitis which is not infectous per spinal draw of CSF, and hypothyroidism . The enceph / CNS issue really only controlled with predisone ( taking 2 mg TID ) for 3 yrs now. On liver support vitamin and thyroid med for 1 week now. Was looking way better day of shot / before.Sorry for long work up but I'm sure it all needs to be told. Question is, she is still breathing quickly but in the 65 to 55 range but has red gums ( my wife RN so she looks every hour ) Gave Lasix... how long could this go? Is there anything we can do? Should we wait till tomorrow or go to emerg vet tonight. What can be done? Will / Can edema go away? Cytrabine is immunosuppressant...will this doom her as far as battling edema? Please help, we are so worried.... we have spent the last 4 yrs keeping her as good as we can in the quality of life dept. Still plays, bites cat and dog brother, just a fighter. Thanks

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Copper (7yr old male neutered Golden retriever) symptoms:

Copper (7yr old male neutered Golden retriever) symptoms: FYI he was on antibiotics for a month he finished on Dec 8th to treat a tick borne disease/infection1. On Wednesday Dec 7th in the evening he got into a Tupperware o leftovers (beef chunks with salt pepper garlic powder cook with Asian stir fry vegetables -didn't used the sauce- but were cooked with about 2tbsp of olive oil. After that at 7pm he had his regular meal. 1cup of Iams optimal weight dry dog food.2. Next morning he had his regular food 1cup of Iams optimal weight dry dog food.3. His morning bowel movement looked normal.4. By noon and after a 3mile walk he had a bowel movement the stool was soft with variation in color in was yellow-orange-ish.5. Around 5pm out of the blue he threw up what I think was his breakfast. Right after he asked to go out and had a small loose stool bowel movement and threw up again this time small yellowish liquid.6. For dinner instead of his regular food he had white boiled chicken about a cup of small chunks.7. He didn't have any more vomit or diarrhea8. For breakfast on Friday he had Another cup of white boiled chicken meat.9. Did not have a bowel movement in the morning neither did he vomit again.10. He usually only eats in the morning and in the evening but considering he was sick and not eating his regular food he had another cup of white boiled chicken meat around noon.11. All good,no bowel movement and no more vomit during the day.12. Around 5pm he started going around his food container and looking at me like he was hungry.13. I then fed him a cup of white boiled chicken meat and 1/4cup of his regular food as he was doing better.14. Around 7pm he asked to go out and we were back in square 1 with loose stool and a little bit of vomit.15. Nothing else other than his water bowl has been offered to him since then.16. We had 3 trips to the bathroom during Friday night-Saturday early morning loose stool no vomit. He went around 10pm then around 1am and the last one around 5:30am.17. Then he didn't ask to go again until around 9:30am. Again loose stool though less quantity and a yellowish paste like vomit. About a handful18. At noon we went out again and he pooped a little amount of loose stool. He stayed in position for a while as if he was trying to poop more. A little drop came out and then he was fine.19. Around 5:30pm he asked to go out and once again he had a very small portion of loose stool.20. He stayed home alone for about 4hrs and when we came home there was no mess or anything but he looked very hungry. I took him out again and same thing small amount of loose stool, so I decided to keep him in a fast until the morning.21. We got in bed and about 20mins he came to me and cuddle but starting "crying" so I asked if he wanted to go out and he jumped right out of bed. Once in the floor he vomited a white/clear gooey liquid with some red lines. And then moved to another spot like coughing kind of trying to to vomit more but nothing came out.22. Then he ran to the door and he had to go out. Once again small amount of loose stool.*no fever or changed in behavior have shown23. When we came in and thinking that his vomit might be due to a empty stomach I gave him a tablespoon of plain boiled white rice. He devoured it.24. He is now laying on the bed with us, a little calmer, but looks like something is bothering.25. What should I do? Could the vomit be from an empty stomach? And is that the reason for him been a little uncomfortable?26. Should I feed him something more than the rice? I am just afraid his diarrhea will get worse.27. It has been over 24hrs. Fasting.28. Should I just run to the vet? Can I wait more time? Maybe wait till Monday but try feeding him rice and chicken in small portions during the day tomorrow?29. I have photos from his last bowel movement

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Excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier, see above, seems

excessive panting, 13 year old cavalier king charlesJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: see aboveJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: seems uncomfortable in the abdomenJA: OK. What is the dog's name?Customer: MollyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Molly?Customer: molly has had head tremors for over a year that appear to be on the increase, but no sign of pain

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Dr. B.

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My 100lb Weimaraner has lost his appetite. He is acting

My 100lb Weimaraner has lost his appetite. He is acting slightly lethargic as well. Yesterday he would only eat his food when hand fed and today he is refusing dog food all together. He ate a little rice and chicken that I mixed with some chicken broth, but he would only eat when the bowl was raised to his level, not on the floor. I have not watched for bowel movement when letting him out. He is occasionally coughing, but still gets excited when someone comes to the door. His nose is cold and wet most of the time. He is overweight and has almost gone through a bag of diet dog food with no problem. Seemed to like it. My other dog is not having the same problems and is eating the same food.

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Dr. Altman

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I applied K9 Advantix II to my 2 yr old Great Dane that has

I applied K9 Advantix II to my 2 yr old Great Dane that has fleas today at eleven hours ago. She has very bright red gums and eyelids starting about an hour ago. I used Sentry Pro over a month ago and she also had bright red eye lids which then turned into yellow pus coming out of her eyes and her vulva. I took her to the vet several times and she was put on oral antibiotics (which helped the vaginal discharge (she is spayed), was given a shot of dexamethasone (which finally eliminated the redness), and was put on gentamicin drops and poly drops with dexamethasone for her eyes. The vet felt a reaction to the topical was not likely but I switched brands to be safe. How can I safely manage her fleas and should I bathe her to get it off of her?

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She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums

She has an area at the front of her mouth that is red. Gums look inflamed. She has had this before and it seemed to clear up quickly. Also there is often the smell of blood on her breath, though I never see any blood. She is 15 and a half and had several teeth removed last year.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I have never, ever seen any blood. I only smell that metallic blood smell on her breath. I noticed the blood smell actually two years ago and asked the vet about it at one of our visits and she didn't have any reason for it.

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Dr. Amanda

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I have a Lab 2 year old male who just started walking

I have a Lab 2 year old male who just started walking sideways to his left very slowly which is not like him. I took him out to go potty and he peed but then laid down in the wet grass. His eyes seem ok and lips are slightly pink. He is not dehydrated. His skin when pulled up around his neck snaps back.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. It could be an infection. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Knute.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Knute?Customer: He comes over and leans on me and tries to sit on my lap when I sat down on the floor.

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Dr. Amanda

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