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My 4 yo mini dachshund is having muscle spasms, she fell out

My 4 yo mini dachshund is having muscle spasmsJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dachshund?Customer: she fell out of bed last wednesday and was doing better until she was attacked by a Newfie on Monday which made it worseJA: Where does the dachshund seem to hurt?Customer: I feel the spasms on both of her sidesJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: noJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dachshund eating normally?Customer: not eating as much as she usually does but is still eating and drinkingJA: OK, abnormal eating. What is the dachshund's name and age?Customer: Lilly 4JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lilly?Customer: noJA: Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page where you can book your 1:1 with the Veterinarian. I'll share everything we've discussed.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a question about a puppy who has been separated from

I have a question about a puppy who has been separated from her mother. The litter appears to be 3x's bigger in weight and overall size compared to this puppy. I have removed this puppy from her pack because she was not eating and has bad diarrhea. Her poop is dark green. She will not interact with her litter mates and will hide in the corner of the whelping box.She appears to be the runt although I might just be assuming so based on her weight.My question is regarding removal from the litter mates completely while she gets better or do I put her back into the whelping box ? I know it is important for puppies to be with other dogs to develop skills needed in life. I have been giving this pup a lot of love and affection and she sleeps bundled up in her favorite blanket next to me at night. I just want this pup to have the best shot at getting what she needs to get better.Please advise.

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Dr. Deb

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Very sluggish, off s food and has a couple of times yelped

Very sluggish, off his food and has a couple of times yelped in pain for seemingly no reason. He's a GSP and usually full of life.JA: 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: Dieter, just turned 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dieter?Customer: He was poisoned about 3 months ago but thankfully made a full recoveryJA: 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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I have a male 2 and a half year old Shihtzu. He is very

I have a male 2 and a half year old Shihtzu. He is very loving and docile -lets anyone or any dog play with him or even take his bones. He does not bite or growl and rarely barks .. I notice though lately we have a 7 week old male beagle living next door and this pup visits with my dog and my dog loves to play with him.He socializes occasionally (my dog) at daycare with other dogs and has no issues but this beagle pup chases him and wants to bite his tail his ears etc during play. I find that if my dog is being pestered and can't get away or is cornered he starts barking at him and has almost snapped or bitten him. He wags his tail though and goes back for more but just doesn't like being pestered I guess all the time by this pup. It's like he's saying back off and my dog seems to want to do the chasing. He doesn't seem to like being chased relentlessly unless he can hide or jump on a couch to get away from this pup...Should I scold him for barking at this pup or trying to snap at him as he's never done this with other dogs-mind you he's only been around dogs his own age that are not jumping at him or playing puppy with him. Is this normal and should I stop his barking and growling when the pup goes at him all the time? He's pretty quiet and very friendly and I've never had an issue with anyone of growling or barking like this at all. I don't want to have him bite the pup.

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I had a good expeirence the first time I used you so I would

I had a good expeirence the first time I used you so I would like your advice again: I am going to be getting a puppy from someone who is not a breeder, it was an accidental. The breed of the dog is a queensland, and what age can she be separated from the mother? Currently she is 4 weeks old I know it should be somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks old.I give my dogs all their booster shots but can you tell me what schedule and time frame for the parvo and booster shots for the puppy as well as wormer I currently use Pancur wormer on my older queensland.Thank YouMary Ferreira

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Dr. Stacy

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The dog groomer has declared my Pomeranian "cage

The dog groomer has declared my Pomeranian "cage shy" and said I should let anyone grooming him know this so they can keep him in a leash and use that to get him out of the cage. What causes cage shyness? And can anything be done about it?

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Dr. Bruce

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I haven't seen my pug poop in a couple days. Can I give her

I haven't seen my pug poop in a couple days. Can I give her milk of magnesia?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the pug's name?Customer: IzzyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Izzo?Customer: She weighs 26 pounds. And I have noticed today that she will sit and then scoot back like something is bothering her. Usually when she does that I take her out to go to the bathroom and she's fine. But she won't go.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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Dr. Bruce

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My dachhounds let out a Yelp while moving m in rear end. He

My dachhounds let out a Yelp while moving him in rear end. He is walking around and even was able to jump up, but his tail is down between his legs and does not move at all. Mi can touch it and he does not cry, but he is acting very strange. This has been going on for a couple of hours now. I have picked him up, but am not touching his rear end. When I moved him, could I have done something to cause a injury to his tail or is it his back. Gus was born on April 1, 2007. He has had a coup,e of little episodes, but always goes away. Doctor never took X-rays since he always got better. He was on prednisone one time and was fine. Can I give him something like Tylenol, ibroprofen or aspirin until I can get him to a vet. He is eating and walking around, but tail is not moving and still between legs.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I have a 1 year old miniature schnauzer. She used to be a

I have a 1 year old miniature schnauzer. She used to be a very happy, active, healthy pup. About 6 or 7 months ago she stopped being as social and in the last few months she has also tried to bite the vet, groomer, and a friend that came over. It was just a snap and did not break the skin. She has also become very fat and not as active. The last month I've brought her to the vet twice because she's not eating as much, thrown up several times a week, Constantly scratching at her face, has had several sores that won't heal, and is sad and money. She has also had breathing problems since she was about 3 months. They keep telling me she's fine. I'm sure all of these aren't relaTed, but I'm really concerne . She had such a great demeanor the first few months we had her. Any advice?

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Dr. Joey

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