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I have an 8 year old English mastiff that suddenly can not

I have an 8 year old English mastiff that suddenly can not get upJA: 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?Customer: Dublin.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dublin?Customer: She has had trouble with hips past couple years..slow to get up, now suddenly can't get up

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We have a mix Lad and Golden age 10. She has multiple fatty

We have a mix Lad and Golden age 10. She has multiple fatty cells. About 20 or 30 pds. we have had 3 different Vets advise. She is becoming slow, can't walk much and use to get on bed. We were told 3 yrs ago not to do anything because of complications. She is set for Sept., for surgery. I have seen her change, will this help and what is the recovery process? Or should we not do the surgery? Very worried. I can't stand to see the difference in her. Please help

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A month ago I took her to the dog park. She played and ran

A month ago I took her to the dog park. She played and ran just fine, kept fetching the ball for me to throw. She is an 80 pound pittbull. I got her home and she started limping. Putting intermittent weight baring on her back left leg. She only limped for about 2-3 days. I let it heal for a month and just took her on walks. She plays and jumps around with my other two small dogs just fine. Yesterday (after a month of no dog park to give it ample time to heal) I took her to the dog park and she was running, playing, and fetching the ball just fine... Then when I got her home she started limping on that same leg again. She had some Tramadol left from the last time so I have her some of that. I don't know what could be causing this. Tonight I gave her 300 mg of Gabapentin and 50 mg of Tramadol and I'm hoping that gives her some pain relief, as I did my research on the two and that they can be administered simultaneously. I don't know why she waits until she gets home to limp. I'm thinking she sprained her hip last month and the dog park just reinjured it. I felt her foot and her knee and moved them and it didn't bother her, and she seemed to love it when I massaged her hip, making these noises that sounded like I was relieving some pain. She loves the dog park, so I know not being able to go is making her pretty down in the dumps. She is only 4 years and 3 months old, and very muscular, so it's not old age or being out of shape or anything like that. I want her to be happy and its ripping my heart out seeing her sad face. How should I accommodate her hip pain (besides meds, since I have the medicine part covered)?JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes, there is no woundJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Her name is*****JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Joon Bug?Customer: No. She loves long walks, and loves to lick people and her brother and sister to death, lol.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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Madge is my 14year old black Lab. She has, up till now, been

Madge is my 14year old black Lab. She has, up till now, been healthy with just age related aches and pains. In the last 6months she has had difficulty holding her bowels and as soon as she gets up to go out she involuntarily 'goes'. We now have a change in that she fouls her bed during the night and appears not to have noticed. She is still eating but her interest in anything else is very diminished. Don't want to put her through anything that distresses her but am pretty worried. Are we nearing her time?

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I have a female Akita who will be 8 years old. Once in

I have a female Akita who will be 8 years old. Once in awhile she will start to wimper and cry as thought she is in pain. During this time she seems to try and lay down or sit down but she is unable to dur to the pain. She just cannot get comfortable for several minutes, during which time she is panting. Today I noticed that just after having abowel movement she yelp unpon completion and shortly there after she was fine again. She doesn't have much staminia and she just like to lay down the entire day. Have any ideas?

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My 11 yr. Old pug has pin in p from 10 yr. Ago injury. She

My 11 yr. Old pug has pin in hip from 10 yr. Ago injury. She now has trouble walking and hip gives out and she falls down. She has a pain med from vet. What else can help her

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My 12 year old border collie have difficulty standing and

My 12 year old border collie have difficulty standing and walking. Every time she tries to stand her right hind leg "gives way" then she slumps down. What is wrong with her? She has no broken bones I am sure.

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I have a Maltese mix about 7 years old, recently when he

Customer: Hello, I have a Maltese mix about 7 years old, recently when he jumps it seems that something is bothering him, not sure what it is but he growls and just goes to a corner for a while.. I'm getting really worried. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: This started about a week ago it comes and goes.. he is eating normal. It just happens when he jumps. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $19) to post your type of question to Dog Veterinary Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: Yes, I can wait. JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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We have an almost 13-year-old male American Eskimo. About a

Customer: We have an almost 13-year-old male American Eskimo. About a week ago, he stopped jumping up, when that's something he's always loved to do. He hasn't had any changes or difficulty in eating, drinking, or going to the bathroom. We took him to the emergency vet yesterday and they weren't able to find anything wrong with him, aside from possibly a slight bruise on one of the pads on his back right paw. Now, though, the dog is staggering a tiny bit when he walks and seems a bit weak overall. He's having difficulty getting up after lying down for extended periods of time, he's shaking every so often, and he'll walk into his bed and just stand there without lying down for quite some time. Again, the veterinarian didn't find anything wrong with him, so could this just be a sprain or something and the pain is causing the shaking, etc.? JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: (Sorry about that. I hit enter and it submitted the first part when I wasn't done giving you all of the information. The second part covers everything.) JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $19) to post your type of question to Dog Veterinary Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. We can help you for less if you're not in a rush. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: That's fine. JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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