My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart
My 8.5 lb, 13 year old Yorkie rescue is having heart disease/COPD symptoms. He spent a day in the hospital with trouble breathing. He rallied after a dose of steroids. He is now taking temaril-p 1/2 tab, benazepril HCL 2.5 mg, and furosemide 10 mg. he also takes levocrine 0.1 mg a day for thyroid. He has been on meds for 3 days and his symptoms have worsened. He is struggling to breath. He is eating & drinking and is moving around, but the snorts and congestion is worse. What do I do? He has recovered from paralisis mid back disc issues, and has lost a lot of his sight and hearing. He is such a fighter, but I don't want to prolong his life if he is miserable. We adopted him @ 6 years old, but assume he is older.Poor guy. I would love an opinion or maybe I haven't allowed the meds time to work? He has been on low fat diet for 6 months.Thanks for your help.Worried human, Angela
I'm a bit worried - I have an 8 year old border collie/chow
I'm a bit worried - I have an 8 year old border collie/chow mix. She's sounded a little hoarse in the past few days, and also has been panting and wanting to be outside all the timeJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the Border collie?Customer: she's a good size dog, 65 pounds... seems fine in the evening then gets worked up when i go to bedJA: Where does the Border collie seem to hurt?Customer: she doesn't seem to have any painJA: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Border collie?Customer: She had a serious illness just a year ago - I almost lost her - fever of an unknown origin but mostly the difference in behavior, hoarseness and panting
I have a 5 year old female spayed doberman who recently (
I have a 5 year old female spayed doberman who recently ( 2-3 months ) started leaking urine while at rest . I took her to the vet and she told me she was overweight and needed to lose some . Also told me her vulva after she urinates forms a cup and holds the urine and when she is at rest it releases and comes out. She was put on antibiotic and a diet of 1 cup of food and 2 cans of green beans. She lost about three pounds, and it seems to have subsided a bit. However last night she was in bed with me and had massive urine leakage., She was out cold sleeping. The doctor said they could fix the vulva with surgery , however I have looked this up and surgery has not been an option. Any suggestions. Also no tests have been done so I am a bit concerned that maybe my vet is missing something.
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I have a 16 week old Berner pup and he is hacking and
I have a 16 week old Berner pup and he is hacking and wheezing. Sometimes as he exhales, he sounds congested. He has slight drainage from both eyes. He tends to snort or wheeze most when he's playing or excited. Sometimes, he'll snore at night. We've had him for a month now. He's had all his shots. We kept him away from serious dog interactions until he'd had them all. He's had one on one obedience training, but not with lots of dogs. He's encountered a couple dogs while on walks, but we were careful to keep him as isolated as possible. He was coughing and wheezing a big when he first arrived, but it didn't seem likely that kennel cough would last this long. What would be your suggestion. He's eating and drinking. He plays and in all other ways seems perfectly normal.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I don't see anything. I did pull a thorn out of his paw about two weeks ago.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: HectorJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hector?Customer: I can't think of anything. I'm a first time puppy owner, so I'm not experienced enough to know what to tell you.
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I have a 8yr old Malshi, Matlize, Shitzu mix, last few days
I have a 8yr old Malshi, Matlize, Shitzu mix, for the last few days we have noticed her snoring or when she is relaxing a snoring effect. I also noticed it last night and her sleeping. Sophie does not do this when she is up and about, should I have her checked out with her veterinarian?
10 week morkie 2 nd day snoring mouth breathing, wheezing
10 week morkie 2 nd day snoring mouth breathing, wheezing sound, He got into some vinegar. He takes his food out of the bowl and eats, wont drink. He still active though. Was going to vet but checking here first. Dont have alot of money
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Miniature beagle 10 years old has been taking 2.5 mg
Miniature beagle 10 years old has been taking 2.5 mg prednisone daily for respiratory illness for a month now. She still has wheezing, snores all night and pants heavily with minimal exercise (going up or down the stairs). I have seen her sneeze occasionally when outside. Just within the past week I have noticed that her stomach appears bloated and feels hard after eating. The bloating does resolve some but not completely within 4or 5 hours after she eats. Have not noticed any gas. She is 20 pounds, has not gained weight with the prednisone, is drinking and eating normally and moving her bowels and urinating. The BMs appears smaller and dry. She does not strain and no loose stool or diarrhea has accompanied the stool. I have an appointment with her vet tomorrow afternoon but wondered what I can do for her until then? What should I feed her tonight? Thank you
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I 't know she just started crying and bleeding from her nose
I don't know she just started crying and bleeding from her nose and has her jaw slightly open she still has movement up and downJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: It's a chihuahuaJA: 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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