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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.

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Christi Belew

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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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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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

25,948 satisfied customers
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

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Christi Belew

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

314 satisfied customers
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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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,496 satisfied customers
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

1,182 satisfied customers
We recently adopted a dog from our local animal shelter.

Hello! We recently adopted a dog from our local animal shelter. After getting her home we noticed that she was scratching A LOT and she had red bumps on her skin. We took her to the vet and they diagnosed her with sarcoptic mange. They gave us three oral injections that we were to give one dose every two weeks. We have given her two doses so far and while her itching has improved she still has a lot of red bumps all over. I was waiting to take her to the vet to see if the second dose would provide better results. How long does Ivermectin take to work to see results? I understand every dog is different. I'm just wondering if I should go ahead and take her back to the vet as I would have expected more improvement. Thanks for your help!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 and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** is 5 months old. I just feel so bad for her. Since they stated it was scabies we have been giving her probiotics and salmon oil to help with immune/digestive system as she also had worms and have been washing bedding frequently but the medicine doesn't seem to be helping.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sandy?Customer: She has severe separation anxiety it seems, not sure is that is relative or not.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

40,254 satisfied customers
My wife and I are caring for a 16 yo miniature schnauzer who

Hello - My wife and I are caring for a 16 yo miniature schnauzer who has been healthy - about 3 months ago she exhibited a seizure - leg movements while on her side with barking - I have used Calm from a local store and I purchased an anti-leptic on line that is homeopathic. She continues now about nightly - I am very very reluctant to get phenobarbital or bromide - did that for another old schnauzer in the year 2000 and it was not a good experience. What can we do - our goal is comfort, peace, calm, and we do not want to put her down - we don't believe that way - thanks

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Jennifer Welsh

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog has a hot spot which has now looks like a infection

my dog has a hot spot which has now looks like a infection weve been treating this for over a month what can we do

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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How fast can dog bloat come on? Can stress bring it on? Can

How fast can dog bloat come on? Can stress bring it on? Can the use of tranquilizers to calm a dog bring it on? The dog I am referencing is an eight-year-old half Labrador half Newfoundland male. Was fine at 7:00 P.M. when seen by vet in a kennel and dead the next morning with vomit and diarrhea present. NO SIGNS OF SYMPTOMS BEFORE. We fed him twice a day in very reasonable amounts and no exercise right after. COMPLETELY HEALTHY dog when he went into vet for boarding. Was on tranquilizers for separation anxiety. How much pain is associated with this type of death (sometime between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M. the next morning.) Please answer as thoroughly as possible from an unbiased point of view!

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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