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My lab has Arthritis in her p that acts up at times. Was

My lab has Arthritis in her hip that acts up at times. Was swimming in the pool today and is now limping/favoring her right back leg. Good appetite, happy, loving as usual...but slightly whimpers getting up. Taking her to the Vet in the morning. I have Tramadol 50 mg & Rimadyl 100 mg both prescribed for her last summer after having a hip pain and limp tail. Exp date indicates 12/22/15, is it still safe to give her for tonight?

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We have had Australian shepperds. our daughter just adopted

we have had Australian shepperds for years. our daughter just adopted a 4 year old male that is 75 lbs. he came to visit my 1.5 year old aussie and was running and yelped. He now is limping, will bear weight walking slow, but if he trots he will pull his leg up some. I felt the joints and toes and moved the ' knee' and 'hip' -- he does not wince on bending our touching the joints or toes. I felt his hamstring and it did feel ' tight'. I told our daughter to keep him quiet and only walk him to go to the bathroom. We are leaving the country for a week on the 30th. Have a family member dog sitting him and then in the pet hotel as well. Not sure if we should get him looked at now, or just see how it plays out after he rests.

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My dog has stolen and eaten s canine pals Rimadyl. she is a

my dog has stolen and eaten his canine pals Rimadyl. she is a 5 year old approx maltese/shitzou/ cross wearing about 14 kg. we think she has eaten about 10 25mg chewables. should i worry

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MY GOLDEN HAS COME UP LAME TONITE. SAW VET YESTERDAY.

MY GOLDEN HAS COME UP LAME TONITE. SAW VET YESTERDAY. DIAGNOSED HIP ISSUES. HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO ORDER RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTS. WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM NOW THAT WILL HELP WITH PAIN RELIEF?

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What can be done 15 lb shitz/yorkie mix who fell off my

What can be done for my 15 lb shitz/yorkie mix who fell off my couch arm and seems to have a neck injury. She is having muscle spasms and scared to jump up or down any more. I took her to my vet who I have used for about 7 yrs now and they did absolutlly nothing for her. No blood work, no X rays just gave me predisone 5 mgs per day and pain meds and Zantac in case other meds hurt her tummy! She has finished all her meds , but still has the neck spasms and obviously pain from or during spasms.? I don't know what to do for her? I gave her a quarter of a 1 mg Zanax it seemed to help her relax her neck. But I know I have 3 other dogs my 10 yr Lab has to have Zanax for anxiety attacks now so thought it would be OK to try it. She is only 4 yrs old , I don't know what else I can do???

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He was dashing around and slid a bit. No problems with me

He was dashing around and slid a bit. No problems with me moving leg and feeling for obvious signs of injury, just favoring left leg.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes, he often gets things in his paws, always check when we come inside.JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Liam is a three year old neutered Doberman. 86 lbsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Liam?Customer: No, just that he is awesome. And possibly weaned too early as he still suckles his blanket to fall asleep...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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Our 8 year old dog was given Rimadyl on Thursday...did well

our 8 year old dog was given Rimadyl on Thursday...did well the first day. The second day started getting wobbly again. By Saturday...no coordination when walking...its like hes drunk! We stopped it last night. How long does this stay in his system?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: there is no wound on his foot. The vet felt that he pulled something initially when he was walking tenderly. He was palpated up and down and never winced. We also palpated his nails on each paw. We truly feel that all the staggering started 24 hours after starting the pill Ramidyl. What can we do to flush it out of his system?JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: FrostyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Frosty?Customer: Not really. The vet that saw him Thursday said he was a health large border collie... he felt that he was walking funny because he pulled something. We just want to make sure we do all we can to keep him safe and get that med out of his system. He is eating, drinking and passing stool and urine. He gets up to eat and go outside to urinate etc. Other than that he lays... which is not his usual

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3 year old aussie. Has worked 40 wks of obedience and 6 wks

3 year old aussie. Has worked 40 wks of obedience and 6 wks of agility. Excels at all. about a yr ago the trainer felt Mya (aussie) was limping off and on. Took her to vet,xrays, but I declined the*****for CTscan. A vet that specializes only in surgery agreed to see her. He put her to sleep and did extensive xrays from every angle. He said she is fine and to return her to agility. I put her in Novice II in prep for her AKC title. Its been active at my house so we stopped training during the summer. Her leg has popped out of socket on 3 occasions over 2 months. She limps, move the leg circular and it goes back in. Slight limp for a minute then all is well again. Tonight she is limping and has stayed quiet most of the day. I take her out but she just sits beside me. What do you feel is her long term prognosis is I remove her from all agility and obedience advancement for AKC title? How long can she just stay alive, happy, pain free to a degree and just be a pet? I do not want to put this dog down but want good life for her. My husband passed 3 yrs ago., I had to put down my 113 lb therapy dog 2 years ago and thus my caution to keep her with me. Basically do you agree hip dysplasia?

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Shes been diagnosed with? Forget the name but its her knee

Shes been diagnosed with ? Forget the name but its her knee she's an 8 yr old lab and when over active she holds her leg up with and in alot of discomfort ..I gave her tramadol at 230 and she has had rimadal in the past and its helped ..was wondering if there waa anything over the counter since my vet is closedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Shes can't get comfortable I also have trazadone but never gave before and dontkkmow if I should with giving the tramadol at 230JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about But?Customer: Oh they said its the same as a person having a torn acl. .we've been told we can wait for a surgery consults and just treat with rimadal for the short term ...thats what we ere advised after they xrayed herJA: 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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