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My 10 week old German Shepherd female puppy has developed

My 10 week old German Shepherd female puppy has developed small, yellow-brownish scabs on different sites on her body - front neck, sides near front legs and hind legs. They seem dry and flaky. Her coat is so thick, you can't to see them unless you spread her fur with your fingers. I have taken pictures and will be happy to upload them.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog is on Simplicef Staph infection of the skin. She is

My dog is on Simplicef for a Staph infection of the skin. She is almost through the 30 day course, but seems to be leaking urine. She is a 12 year old shepherd mix with some arthritis in her back as well. Is this a side effect of the medication, or possibly related to her peduncle nerve?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name?Customer: Her name is JadaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jada?Customer: Not really. She has responded well to the antibiotics. Except for this problem which had just popped up unexpectedly.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. Altman

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My puppy keeps getting - what look like - blisters all

My puppy keeps getting - what look like - blisters all through out her body and she's always itchy and has scabs on her head. I don't know what she could be allergic to. her mom doesn't seem to be affected at all.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?Customer: her name is cyanJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cyan?Customer: i don't think so. I mean her mom had this too when she was a puppy (we got her like that already) and it constantly came back until now that she's been months without it. I don't know if it'll be like that on cyan. no matter what we try it doesn't seem to work at all.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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My Cocker Spaniel is eight years old and last six months we

My Cocker Spaniel is eight years old and for the last six months we have been battling a skin problem where she has large round sores over her body. Hair comes out and area is raw in appearance. We have tried everything the vet has recommended including antibiotics, baths with medicated shampoo, change in dog food (no chicken). Nothing seems to help, I feel so sorry for her as she is miserable, any ideas?

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I have a week old litter of Vizsla puppies. All very healthy

I have a week old litter of Vizsla puppies. All very healthy and thriving. A couple of the pups are developing cradle cap. Any suggestions for treatment. Their coats are healthy and normal otherwise. And the dame keeps them very clean.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: TianaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tiana?Customer: This is her first litter and cleans them a lot.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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My dog has been limping and last night when I was trying to

My dog has been limping and last night when I was trying to check his paw, he screamed.JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Joe, 1 year 4 monthsJA: How old is Joe, 1 Year 4 Months?Customer: YesJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Joe, 1 Year 4 Months?Customer: I had just taken him to the vet and he has a staph infection on his tummy. he is taking antibiotics for that. he just began doggy daycare two weeks ago.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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JA: . What is your issue regarding? Customer: my dog

HIJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: my dog has a skin infection. how much penicillin and how often do I give him. His a Old English bull bog 60 lbs.JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations your dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: bucky 2 yrs oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bucky?Customer: eye allergies as well. scatching and his face is swallowingJA: 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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My dog has 2 small sores on her stomach. What can it be? JA:

My dog has 2 small sores on her stomach. What can it be?JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: So last September she had a staph infection and the vet have her some antibiotics and it went away with thats and help from Benadryl. So when I saw it I thought it might be the same thing so I had a few refills left and got them. It seems to help but they aren't gone completely She's eating and still acting like herself so it doesn't seem to bother herJA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian ONLY ONLY ONLY Deb…I wrote a

Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian ONLY ONLY ONLYHi Dr. Deb…I wrote a summary and need to develop a new plan. There is only room for 5 of my 19 questions because of the summary…so this will be done in 2-parts…I will tip you as Always for your time and efforts.My 17 year old dog has been dealing with Lumbosacral Disease on one back hip left leg for about 3 years now. The x-ray 3 years ago shows Lumbosacral Disease and osteoarthritis. There is No neurologic loss function. She does not knuckle. She has muscle tone. She is Happy and Eats well.The plan of care has been successful historically; she been able to pull herself up and walk until reaching an extreme old age of 17. She was always able to pull herself up and walk around. My care for the last 3 years has been to limit her extreme running, reduce her weight from 70 pounds to 61 pound, Daily Dasuauin with MSM, and Welactin Natural Omega-3. Occasionally I would give her Carprofin 100 mg for a day if she was sore. I decided not to use too much of the Carprofin. I do use a mild drug Tramadol 50mg daily. There have been periods of time in which I did Acupuncture and Laser Therapy.She uses a Ramp to climb into the car when traveling. I limit her movement because I figure her back leg only has X amount of miles left before she the leg gives out. I make sure she is always walks on Carpet areas in my home. She was doing good for 3 years, but there has been 20 trips to the doctor's office for the past 5 weeks because she has been dealing with a tumor that had been removed several months ago at the back hip area …which is the area that has Lumbosacral Disease…which has never spread to other parts of her body, and has been contained in one area for the past 3 years by doing 7 tumor removals because it would grow back. The reason for the 15 doctor trips was because fluid keeps coming back and the Vet drains the fluid every 3 days with a needle. In short there was an infection, and because of so many operations her skin was so thin it would leak, we cut out the thin skin and pulled the skin around the open area together. The Vet also heated the inside of the area to see if that would stop the swelling from coming back…it did not. Etc. I told the Vet I would not mind coming back once a week to drain the swelling for the next year in which he agreed and could possible help prevent the tumor from forming again.I noticed since the Vets office has no carpeting she would slip several times on the floor and when they lifted her onto the table they turned her to one side and she yelped in pain…they did not realize to be careful. Several days ago when visiting the doctor's office she slipped on the floor again…no carpeting like my home and she injured herself. Also she also required my assistance in getting up the ramp into my car…the combination as caused her not to be able to lift herself up for the past few days. She could walk about 10 feet and she starts to fall. She sort of walks in circles…has a hard time walking a straight line. I have notice some improvement yesterday because somehow she pulled herself up and walked about 10 feet…stood up for about 5 minutes…Major improvement.My goal is to develop a NEW PLAN, since I feel she may be close to not being able to stand on her legs and I like to prevent this as long as possible. My short term plan is to limit the doctor visits, have the Vet staff lift her into the Office from my car…not let her walk up the ramp to my car by hiring someone to help me lift her into the car…lots of rest. Again she only has x amount of miles and everything is to limit the exposure of wearing-out the back legs parts.QUESTIONS:1. I started on 100mg of carprofin once daily….Does the Carprofin help reduce the inflammation in the area? I do not believe in Carprofin historically…maybe occasionally…put I believe it might be time to give her 100mg daily for the rest of her life?2. Is the Carprofin dosage too low or too high? Can I go 150mg or 200mg for several days and then go back to 100mg?3. Should I not try and let her lift herself up for a while because this is just re-injuring area?...sometime she likes to reposition her body in the middle of the night…I happened to wake up and helped her.4. The auto ramp is in a 30 degree angle which loads into the back of an auto-station-wagon…could the walking up the ramp has caused this to become worse? Compared to just staying home and walking on carpet….5. When she slipped at the vet's office floor and the wear of 15 trips to the Vet caused the injury…can she recover to maybe she could pull herself up again….complete rest for several weeks? Are Lumbosacral Disease and Osteroarthrits getting inflamed when taking these trips or does something happen that actually breaks and there is no recovery???

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Dr. Deb

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