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My dog is 3 years old and was fixed in May. Her stitches has

Hi there! My dog is 3 years old and was fixed in May. Her stitches has a rough time healing but finally looked fine about a month ago. Now a random lump has appeared under her skin around the top of where her stiches were, I am not sure whether I should be worried or not. She gets irritated when others touch it but when I examine it she seems to let me.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: She had heart worms last fall that after surgeries, she was said to be clear of it.

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Dr. G.

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I have a male 75 pound who was neutered as a puppy. He is a

I have a male 75 pound who was neutered as a puppy. He is a mixed breed who I adopted from the local SPCA. When he was three years old he was in a lot of pain in his back. My vet sent me to the Auburn University vet school. He was diagnosed with disco spondylitis. He was being treated but they also found he has brucellosis. He's been tested every year except the past year and he still has it. He is otherwise now very healthy and active. What would be the danger of adopting a spayed female as a companion for him? He is a sweet, playful, active dog. How much of a danger would it be to the female?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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Neosporosis contagion - level of caution needed for dog/dog

Neosporosis contagion - level of caution needed for dog/dog contagion?---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi there!Just adopted a wonderful 7 month old cattle dog- a stray from Tennessee brought to Chicago by a rescue group. She tested positive for neaspora in her feces but does not show signs of any neosporosis yet, thankfully. She is taking a high dose of Clindimycin for 4 weeks, and we are hopeful for a good outcome for her.We have another dog at home, as well- a 4.5 y/o male pit bull mix. He has stomach issues from time to time and takes fluoxitine but is generally healthy.The day we brought the cattle dog home from the shelter, she was spayed. The vet informed us after the procedure that she was in heat. We got positive fecal results for hookworm and 'neaspora-like' protozoa the next day.To be careful, we are keeping their potty areas different to avoid fecal contact, but we have occasionally taken them on parallel walks and let them sniff each other a bit to help out with the fear/ nervousness each of them has about sharing space with the other.My concern is that the pit has had some contact with her urine and a small amount of contact with her remaining menstrual blood (she has dripped a tiny bit), despite our efforts to keep this from happening. We have had to let them be a little bit social to curb the nervous behavior/crying.Neosporosis is scary!! Should I be concerned? Should I start the pit on meds too? How long until the puppy is not contagious? What would you do to ensure the safety of these two dogs? Our existing vet does not know much about this parasite because it is not common in Chicago. Need expert help.Thank you!

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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My dog got spayed 6 days ago, and Def has been a handful

My dog got spayed 6 days ago, and Def has been a handful trying to keep her quiet, it looks like the swelling has got worse, it seems to be the size of a lemon.. will that go down or does she need to go to the vet?

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Dr. Andy

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My 8 year old spayed female English Mastiff has been very

Hello,My 8 year old spayed female English Mastiff has been very healthy up until about 4 weeks ago. Other than having to have surgery for an obstruction when she was about 3 years old, and dealing with urinary incontinence with DES and Proin, she hasn't had any major issues. A few weeks ago she stopped eating and was vomiting blood. My primary vet took X-rays and said there was no obstruction. He had scheduled a sonogram for a couple days later, but others advised me not to wait. I took her to an urgent care vet and they did a sonogram. They said there was no obstruction, but that her X-rays showed that she had some fused vertebrae and one had cracked. They said they thought she was getting sick and not eating due to the extreme back pain. We tried treating that but things didn't get better. I took her to a 3rd vet and they said she had pneumonia (from inhaling vomit) and ilius. She's been on antibiotics, acid reducing meds, appetite stimulants and pain meds. She has not improved and has lost 5 more pounds in the last week. I took her to the urgent care yesterday because she wasn't eating and wasn't being herself. They said I would need to take her to an internal medicine Doctor and most likely have them open her up for exploratory surgery. Due to her condition, the vets said there's a chance she wouldn't survive the exploratory surgery. I'm at a point where I've exhausted most of my resources, but don't want to just give up on her. My friends and family are telling me it's time, but a lot of other Mastiff owners are telling me to give it more time and that she could pull through. They are advising me to take her off the pain meds so she will eat. I want her to eat, but certainly don't want her in any pain. I love this girl more than anything, so I want to do what's right. Any advice or insight? I'm at a loss on what to do at this point.Thanks in advance.

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Rebecca

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My siberian husky puppy is 9 months old and still hasn't

Hello, my siberian husky puppy is 9 months old and still hasn't gone into heat. Today I noticed some black staining around her vulva but no swelling, when rubbed away with some water on a wash cloth it was brown/rust colored? Im a little concerned, I'm only asking because money is tight but if you think I should take her into the vet I will.

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Kelly Hill

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My four yr old husky had a very stressful time at the

My four yr old husky had a very stressful time at the groomers and stopped eating her food within a 12 hour period. Then started vomiting. Now yesterday afternoon started diarrhea. She is not herself at all. She is still drinking water but she is getting sick every 2-3 hours. The regular vet couldn't see her yesterday, closed today and we do have appt at 9am tomorrow. I don't know if we should take her to ER care with place we don't know or wait for her regular vet another 24 hours.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: She always picks up something and chomps on it, we usually can't get it away. Like dead frogs, someone's discarded food...but nothing that we specifically remember.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Gertie, she's 45 pounds.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Gertie?Customer: She gets all her shots and is on year round Sentinel. She does vomit from time to time, but never diarrhea. We feed her good food, Blue, salmon flavored. Limit the treats and she goes running regularly with me.

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog doesn't want to eat and threw up foam, she is trying

My dog doesn't want to eat and threw up white foam , she is trying to drink water but then she threw that upJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: She has been on a bland diet due to a serious enlarged liver issue , she has been getting care from a holistic doctor , her doctor isn't available until MondayJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Mila 3 1/2 yearsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mila?Customer: I am not with the dog , I am driving home now but my daughter just called me and said she is bleeding from her anal area

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

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Beagle just chewed open a prescription bottle for older dog

beagle just chewed open a prescription bottle for older dog and ate all the vetmedin 5mg. dog ways approx 20lbs.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the beagle will be able to digest that. What is the beagle's name and age?Customer: the beagle the beagles name is ***** ***** she is 8 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about mimi?Customer: she's not spayed thats it

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Pet Doc

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