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My bassett appears to be in pain all of a sudden. She

My bassett appears to be in pain all of a sudden. She trimbles/shakes, yelps if I try to lift her, seems to have difficulty coming up 3 steps from the yard to the house, not passing much stool (which is really unusual), and not eating very much. She's 8 years old, no other health problems known, urinating ok, and drinking water. Her abdomen appears to be firm, distended, and tender. No vomiting. Does she probably have a bowel obstruction? I can't afford a bunch of testing or surgery, I have some medical bills of my own!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Bassett houndJA: OK. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did She 's eat anything unusual?Customer: No mess, not sure why you said that. No unusual food, hasn't been in the garbage-I'm positive.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about She 's?Customer: No I think I've told you everything

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My fentanol patch fell off and my dog tried to eat it and

My fentanol patch fell off and my dog tried to eat it and only had it a few seconds but now is very sleepy. It was a 50 mg 3 day patch and it has been on for two days. My dog is 10 pounds Chiuhua weiner dog mig. Will she sleep it off or anything I shoudl do. ThanksJA: 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?Customer: Piper and Vets are closed here now.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Piper?Customer: No she is in good health and up on all shots

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Kelly Hill

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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We have a pug mix who has been acting different. He's

Hello! We have a pug mix who has been acting different. He's eating, but normally he's obsessed with food. Now, he's barely interested. We touched his nose to see if it was dry, and he yelped. He's not limping, but if we touch his front leg he also yelps. Thoughts?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: We didn't see anythingJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jackson, and hes 9JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jackson,?Customer: At first we thought he had a stomach ache, since he ate some garlic bread and onions that fell on the floor while we were making dinner. The yelping with his nose and leg are throwing us off though.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

38,754 satisfied customers
We adopted a 7yr old Shih Tzu, he's a love bug but not

we adopted a 7yr old Shih Tzu, he's a love bug but not eating his food. We used the same brand as Loves and Second Chances said they fed him "Taste of the Wild". But he only eats a small amount, maybe 1/4 at best in the morning and that's itJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Matta. This is his second day home, he's super good at home from walks to sleep to potty etc. just not eating much.JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Matta. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Matta?Customer: that's it. he plays inside with us and follows us around

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog is acting very depressed after her dental surgery

My dog is acting very depressed after her dental surgery last Thursday. It's been 4 days and still hasn't been her normal self.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Zoey and she's a 4lb. YorkieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zoey?Customer: She has been on Clavamox for Antibiotic every 12 hours and Tramadol for pain but that ended yesterday

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Dr. Ann M.

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Doctoral Degree

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He is acting very lethargic, doesn't want to get off

He is acting very lethargic, doesn't want to get off anyone's lap. Wouldn't jump on the couch or bed, walking slowly as well. He is shivering/shaking occasionally too.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: Cooper, and he is 5JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cooper,?Customer: Don't think so, he is in shape, very healthy.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

38,754 satisfied customers
My dog yelps when I try to pick him up and stands with his

My dog yelps when I try to pick him up and stands with his back arxhedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Charlie and 5JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlie?Customer: He did get into the garbage and eat chicken bines

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

38,754 satisfied customers
My 7 month old Yorkie was spayed today. I consented to the

My 7 month old Yorkie was spayed today. I consented to the pre op blood work. When we picked her up, I asked about the results. The secretary read the note left by the doctor. Blood sugar slightly elevated d/t stress. I asked for the actual value She told me 350 I pressed for more info as I thought that could not be due to stress alone. Suddenly the doctor was at the desk and continued to insist that it was a normal response She added that they checked it post op and it was lowered. I insisted on an appointment to recheck it I have emailed the office asking for a copy of all labs I am considering looking for another vet and I am worried about post op complications like slow healing or infection.

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

19,634 satisfied customers
He woke up needing my attention and not eating. Moose, and

He woke up needing my attention and not eating.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Moose, and he is three years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Moose,?Customer: We all just returned from a very social weekend with other dogs.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

29,504 satisfied customers
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