My 4 year old Weim Boy is lethargic, no appetite, Breathing
My 4 year old Weim Boy is lethargic, no appetite, Breathing heavy 40 -45 Breaths per minute, gums pressed and blood returns in 1 second. seams hot but I have no thermometerJA: 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: FloydJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Floyd?Customer: no
I have a 1 year, 2 month (DOB 11/30/15) male English
I have a 1 year, 2 month (DOB 11/30/15) male English Bulldog. Non-neutered. 45-50 pounds.Healthy history except for Ivermectin sensitivity found after his first heartworm treatment when he was a few months old (caused head tremors when falling asleep lasting only a few minutes -- symptoms disappeared after 4 days, given different heartworm med which has been fine). Other PMH includes a fall ~5 months ago when he put his paws on a windowsill to look out the window with lameness of front left leg, but never showed any signs of pain/distress, X-rays did not reveal boney or soft-tissue damage... I believe the vet stated her only conclusion was that it could be can't remember which she said) Panosteitis or Osteochondritis Dissecans with ironic timing with the fall (I disagree). He recovered fine after kenneling approx. 7 days, although every so often he looks to favor the leg very slightly (but I believe that's more paranoid owner vs actual problem). Again, never showed any signs of pain with active or passive manipulation.HPI: For a few months now he has had sudden flinching without a stimulus. It's hard to describe, but sometimes he turns like something just bit his rear whereas other times it looks like an exaggerated startle reflex or hypnic jerk, lasting for about the same duration, but occur both when awake or asleep. It does not look confined to a muscle group but is rather the whole body. Frequency is inconsistent, but possibly increasing because I'm very aware and frequently annoyed. Occurs 0-10 times a day, probably, with an average of 3-6. There is no known stimulus that I can find, and he has had no exposures or ingestions. He doesn't show distress. Episode lasts for half a second. They do not resemble "fly biting". He does not yelp or show much if any distress. There is no trembling or syncope. He has never shown any resemblance of aggression or behavioral changes except for trying to hump my roommates' legs as well as other dogs. Occasionally vomits when eating too fast (better now he has a slow feeder). He tries to sleep standing up when on my bed but sprawls out on my wooden floor (I'm assuming it's to help breathing). Snores louder than my grandfather did.I assumed this could possibly be from dry skin, but I am unsure. I use "OxGord Natural Oatmeal Dog Puppy Shampoo & Conditioner 100% Natural" and bathe once every 1-2.5 weeks plus cleaning his folds/ears/teeth 1-4 times per week. He is fed 2 1/3 cups of Iams dry food twice per day. I worry about underlying neurological or inflammatory issues among others, but I have no clue how dogs work (I treat humans).He is a very happy and healthy dog (AKC certified, possibly show quality) with a quirky personality. These random, sudden flinches set off my own exaggerated startle reflex... and I end up being the one looking silly.
My dog is a two year old working line GSD. I recently
Hi there! My dog is a two year old working line GSD. I recently noticed that he has a slight limp in his gait but not when he runs. He also seems stiff when he just stood up from laying down. I am not sure if this is pure coincidence or not but my 60lbs 6 month GSD puppy jumped on him from the couch and landed on his chest/shoulder area. Do you think it's only a sprain and nothing overly serious like a broken bone?JA: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: KillianJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Killian?Customer: Not really. I'm just worried about his sudden limping Okay
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My beagle is experiencing chronic reverse sneezing. We took
My beagle is experiencing chronic reverse sneezing. We took her to the vet who recommended a Zyrtec pill each day. That has not proven to be effective. She does stop the huffing when she sleeps. Other than that it is nearly constant.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your beagle. What is the beagle's name and age?Customer: Penny, age 9JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Penny?Customer: No.
My chihuahua is older and is having trouble with movement in
My chihuahua is older and is having trouble with movement in his back legs. He also is congested and lethargic with a dry, hacking cough. I guess its likely he has degenerative myelopathy plus congestive heart failure. If so, I think its best we euthanize. But before I do that, I'm wondering if there is any theory under which he could be suffering all these symptoms from something that could be cured or treated?JA: 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: Julio - 12-13JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about julio?Customer: Not that I know of... they would have to ask me.
My dog had major surgery 3 Wks ago. Bladder ruptured and had
My dog had major surgery 3 Wks ago. Bladder ruptured and had to reroute his pee hole. Noticed that he's had a bloated tummy this past week and just started wheezing today and snoring last night. It sounds very fluidly Or loose and not sure if this is a cold or kennel cough. He did not get his b-tel shot last year and not sure if these are symptoms of that. He has only been eating variety baby food and treats for the last 3 wks since surgery and we had to wait for lab results to come back. He had calcium oxcillate stones that were found from the labs. He's had a pretty bad last 3 weeks and hoping this is just part of recooperation. This has been rough to watch and thought the hard part was over but now he's wheezing like he's got a cold with tummy bloat. Please advise! Thx
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My dog ate my others cyclosporin drops. 2% in 15ml. She is
my dog ate my others cyclosporin drops. 2% in 15ml. She is 15 lbs. Happened sometime between 8-11am.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: KlaraJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Klara?Customer: She is 5 and in good health. Most of it probably absorbed into the blanket she was on.
7 month old beagle/boxer mix male has mucus discharge and
7 month old beagle/boxer mix male has mucus discharge and also reverse sneezes (especially when excited). We have been told by PetSmart vet 2 back puppy teeth never came out so the adult teeth are there too. They said to give him Benadryl 2-3 times a day. Over a week later and he is not getting better. He also has little white bumps in his mouth from drinking out of same bowls at doggy daycare. They said they can't give him steroids or antibiotics. Sounds strange to meJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the beagle's name?Customer: ApolloJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Apollo?Customer: He eats and plays like normal... he's nuts which we love. He use to snore at night but now just sniffles all night. He sleeps with us in our bed. We are ...my wife is a very clean person so the house is always in order. I don't think he got into anything.