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My dog has been sick for a few weeks now. It started with
My dog has been sick for a few weeks now. It started with blood in her urine and was treated as an iurinary infection with antibiotics. Then after the antibiotics her stool were watery and loose plus she was vomiting often while still stringing to pee. Took her back to vet and found a stone in her bladder. She is scheduled for surgery Fri but I'm worried because tonight in her cage she had an accident while I was gone (diarrhea) and while cleaning it up I found a small skinny slimy black worm. Yuck!!! Could that be from her??JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: NO she has been put off her regular diet and being given a little hills digestive care canned food mixed with fortiflora-a probiotic powderJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: Female havaneese 12lbs
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I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy
Hello, I have 6 dogs. (I rescue) They have been happy and healthy for quite some time. This month, they all started one by one having bloody stool and/or vomiting bloodJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: The blood is bright readJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Harvey, Dexter, Ralphie, Oscar, Stanley and RinaldoJA: How old is, Dexter?Customer: I currently have stool samples with my vet. Dexter is 10.. the others are hard to tell since they were all rescuesJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about, Dexter?Customer: My vet can't test for poison ... only parasites
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My 9 year old German Shepherd, Ringo, has chronic loose
My 9 year old German Shepherd, Ringo, has chronic loose stools. Our veterinarian (who is on vacation now!) says it is because we allow him to drink from rivers and lakes regularly.My acupuncturist suggested we use food grade diatomaceous earth in Ringo's food. I tsp a day. (Ringo weighs 123 lbs). Do you think this would be safe and beneficial?
I have a litter of 8 puppies. They are 8 weeks old. My vet
I have a litter of 8 puppies. They are 8 weeks old. My vet gave them shots and dewormer at 6 weeks. He also gives me Ponzuril to administer for prevention of Coccidia. Yesterday one puppy had a loose stool. It was brown like pudding. It cleared up today. But this evening another one got the same thing. They are both eating and drinking and running and playing. I keep the kennel clean and change out the water 2 times a day. They have no fever and the room is puppy proofed. I am puzzled and wondered if There is anything I can do until I can get to my vet tomorrow? Just worried! I am puzzled.
Ate dog food that I put worm medication in for a big 60 lb
Jack Russell ate dog food that I put worm medication in for a big 60 lb dog. Jack Russell 30 lbs. the big dog would not eat it and I left house for a few hours came back and Jack Russell had eat all of it. How I no he ate it is he is throwing up all the big chucks of meat from the can of food, which had big dose of worm Medican in it. He threw all of it up. Then vomited just liquid. Now he laying down with me. Just need advise on him . Thank you
Leo is a 5 year old maltese/poodle/Chihuahua party mix. At 1
Leo is a 5 year old maltese/poodle/Chihuahua party mix. At 1 year, Leo had trouble with diarrhea and soft stool. He as placed on an antibiotic and stayed on it for 5 years. I have recently cut it back to one pill a day and after six months stopped the pills. Leo has been doing well for many months.In the past week he has had two bad nights - multiple episodes of diarrhea. The first episode (Aug 13) presented as garbage-gut and we through he reacted to a new treat. The episode he had very early this morning (1am to 5am - 3 episodes) (Aug 17) was more poop, less loud stomach and no vomiting. We have called our vet to get his old prescription refilled but I am not certain that is the answer. I think Leo is reacting to a treat that I gave him on the 13th and 16th. I think it strange that in both cases the diarrhea strikes when Leo is totally relaxed and in deep sleep.Is there anything you think we should be aware of besides getting rid of that one treat and keeping him on a bland diet for the next few days?
I just adopted a puppy from the local adoption center. SheView more dog veterinary questions
I just adopted a puppy from the local adoption center. She has white worms crawling out of her bottom. I have a small child with a weakened immune system and I am worried. Our vet won't be open until tomorrow. Can you help me? What are these and what do we do for the puppy and to keep safe ourselves?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the puppy can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?Customer: We just brought her home a few hours ago. I don't know much else.