I adopted a terrier mix from a shelter. I was told Gus had
I adopted a terrier mix from a shelter. I was told Gus had seizures that was why he was given up. I did take him to my vet and she changed from potassium bromide to phenobarbital. She did say that his thyroid was low but we would address this at a later time. I have recently moved to another state. I have looked into thyroid in dogs, my Gus is losing a lot of hair and is gaining weight. He has a bad tummy and does not want to eat much. I have read that if I have his thyroid tested it would not be accurate due to the phenobarbital intake. Any thoughts. Thank you.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the terrier's name and age?Customer: Gus is about 8 years old. I adopted him about 1 year ago.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gus?Customer: He was very traumatized as any dog would be. He was with his first family from a puppy to 7 years of age. He has separation anxiety very bad.
I have an 8 year old boxer and he is having trouble peeing
Hi, I have an 8 year old boxer and he is having trouble peeing since Friday. He doesn't seem to be in pain and seems to have good spirits.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the boxer's name?Customer: BraddockJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Braddock?Customer: Not sure if this is related or not but I am in the process of moving and he went to stay with one of my friend's on Friday and the problem started on Saturday
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Salkin-my 112lb lab, koko has just returned home after a 5
Hi Dr. Salkin-my 112lb lab, koko has just returned home after a 5 night stay at the animal hospital, and he has separation anxiety pretty bad! My veterinarian told me at one time or another that koko could have clonidine if it got to bad, but we never discussed how much, bc at the time, he didn't need it. It's .1mg. How many mg for koko? He's 112lb.
I have a lump on my dogs paw I took him to the vet they put
helloJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I have a lump on my dogs paw I took him to the vet they put him on antibiotics and its been about 5 days and still no changeJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name?Customer: JaxonJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jaxon?Customer: How soon should i be expecting to see a change? He has about 5 days worth of pills left
I am dog sitting my daughters two Shorkies while she has to
I am dog sitting my daughters two Shorkies while she has to be away from home for a month in treatment. One (maybe both) have anxiety problems and are seldom away from their home or my daughter. The one with the worst anxiety doesn't eat well even when at home, and it seems worse when I have him. He doesn't seem at ALL interested in dog food, wet or dry. He does seem to drink enough water. Today I gave him a small piece of my Whopper hamburger and of course he almost inhaled it. He's probably very hungry. I am wondering if it's ok to give him hamburger and should it be cooked or raw? I get conflicting answers on this online. I am thinking of partially cooking some lean hamburger, pulverizing the dry food, and mixing it with the hamburger once a day. What is your suggestion? Thank you in advance for your advice. My email address is***@******.***.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Oscar and I think he's about 4 years old. Not sure.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oscar?Customer: just that he has severe separation anxiety. I don't leave him home much because he just sits by the door and waits for me the entire time I'm gone. The first night I had him, he got very sick, throwing up all over my bed.....at 2 a.m. I stayed up with him all night while he threw up foaming stuff twice, then had a little diarrhea at 5 and again at 6 a.m. He might have eaten a little grass that day but very little. Since he doesn't eat I her put about 2 T. of weiner water from hot dogs I cooked that night. Other than that, what little he did eat was food he was used to having. I think that may have just been his severe anxiety although he is used to visiting and staying with me and my husband at our home.
My dog is acting really strange....he is a yellow lab who
My dog is acting really strange....he is a yellow lab who just turned 13 in June. this past week he constantly paces and pants. He also can't seem to get close enough to me to the point where he is trying to sit or lay on meJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Teddy and I believe he is 13....he is a rescue dog I adopted 2 yeard agoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Teddy?Customer: past couple of months his separation anxiety has been really bad
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She is lethargic and has slight frothing at the mouth almost
She is lethargic and has slight frothing at the mouth almost like she's going to be sick but hasn't. Has been going on all dayJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Honey she's is 5JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: HoneyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Honey?Customer: She Has separation anxiety so for her to act out of it when I've been out of town is normal, I just got back today after 2 days away for work but she's never seemed this sick before from it. Otherwise no
Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly
Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly peeing and pooping everywhere except paper. Why? Help!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: SugarJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sugar?Customer: Funny ,busy,easytotrain until now.
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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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