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Wheezing when he wakes up -generally does not end with

wheezing when he wakes up-generally does not end with heaving, but afraid that it could progress to kennel cough-read that it goes away on its own.-7 month old, Alaskan Klee Kai, 8.6lbsShould I take him to a vet?

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Christi Belew

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Yesterday my 10 year old Pomeranian woke up yelping in pain

Yesterday my 10 year old Pomeranian woke up yelping in pain and could barely walk. I rushed him to the vet and he got blood test then checked for vitals. Everything was fine with no internal issues. The vet isolated the pain to his chest area, and diagnosed it as inflammation then prescribed an anti inflammatory, antibiotic and pain reliever... 3 meds which all have side effects!Last night he woke up like clock work, every hour on the hour, yelping in pain. Is it a bruised rib, pinched nerve, muscle spasm, twisted neck?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 9 year old lab has been diagnosed with" inflammatory

My 9 year old lab has been diagnosed with " inflammatory meningitus". after two weeks of steroid and pain meds with shots and x-rays that show no problems to the spine or cancermwe are at a loss what to do next. NOthing has given her any relief. Desperate to help her.....JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: labrador retriever, weighs 82 pounds, 9 years oldJA: OK. What is the labrador retriever's name?Customer: DaisyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Daisy?Customer: healthy up to this point. did have lyme disesase two years ago, but blood tests are clear. she dd have a urinary tract infection, did antibiotic therapy and that is not longer a problem.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Dog gets mad when husband disciplines him. Dog is closer to

Dog gets mad when husband disciplines him. Dog is closer to me and doesn't get mad at me at all. Dog is comfortable with being around husband and plays with him.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Baxter is 2 yr old cocker spaniel not fixedJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Baxter?Customer: There is a 6 yr old Springee Spaniel in house that is close to my husband.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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I took my dog to the vet Thursday because he would not lay

Hi. I took my dog to the vet Thursday because he would not lay down. He had his head on my bed and stood there trembling for 3 hours. The vet has diagnosed arthritis and dementia. He prescribed gabapentin 300 mg 3 times a day, Carprofen 100 mg, and tramadol 50mg. All are prn. I have given him all three. We are also going on vacation and my vet gave me acepromazine for the car ride. My dog weighs 54 pounds. Right now he is trembling and will not lay down. Should I give him a 10 mg acepromazine to help him lay down and go to sleep? My vet said that it could be used for sleep. I'm concerned because he will not lay down and I have given him all the other meds. Please help.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

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My dog was taken from my yard and after 2 days dumped back

My dog was taken from my yard and after 2 days dumped back off. He is a male boxer 10 months old. He has lost the skin on his paws. It looks like he was caged and trying to get out. I have amox-clav 875mg can I break them in half and use them he is 50 lbs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Blake he was missing for almost 3 days. I put out over 100 flyers and had it posted all over social media. He was put back over the fence at 5 amJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Blake?Customer: No he is a very health dog otherwise. I bathed him and put antibiotic ointment on the wounds and wrapped them. Of course he keeps pulling it off. I just don't want an infection to set in

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog is limping and when I touch his joint he whines

My dog is limping and when I touch his joint he whines should I take him to be seen or wait it out

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Dr. Bruce

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I rescued a 3 1/2 year old German Shepherd that had been

I rescued a 3 1/2 year old German Shepherd that had been crated all its life. I brought her home and she gets along with the male but fights violently with the other female. She was not spade when introduced to the other female, but since we have spade her. She still wants to fight with the other female and loses greatly to the tune of many stitches. We now keep the two dogs separated, but we are alternating the two females outside every four hours. They both cannot enjoy the backyard together. Is there any solution or will they have to separated always.

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Dr. Amanda

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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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

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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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