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We just got a Springer puppy on Thursday. He is 11 weeks

Hi, we just got a Springer puppy on Thursday. He is 11 weeks old. The lady we got him from said he went through a sticker bush which made him itchy. Bria extremely itchy all over. I looked at his belly and there are crusty lite patches of brown and a big scabby sore that look kinda yelllowish under his arm pit. I called out vet and can't get until Monday afternoon. He is so miserable. Our other springer had staph on her belly before and yeast. I feel like it is one of the two. I just want to takeaway some of the itch before Tuesday.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about out?Customer: I don't see ant fleas on him

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Rebecca

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Doctoral Degree

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We rescued a black lab/weimriner mix he has a rash with red

We rescued a black lab/weimriner mix he has a rash with red bumps and 3 places that have black dots on raised spots kinda looks like a tic but differentJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Buddy, 19 monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buddy?Customer: He's always licking and scratching

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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I have a 14 year old yorkshire terrier. He has a rash that

Hi, I have a 14 year old yorkshire terrier. He has a rash that appears on his hind quarters and around his genitalia. He does not itch, but or scratch but it smells something awful and I've tried everything to clean this up. Could there be some other solution or over the counter medication I can try? It also look like wartsJA: 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 yorkshire terrier's name?Customer: his name is*****: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nigel?Customer: No

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog has a crusty, scaly area on her chest. The groomer

My dog has a crusty, scaly area on her chest. The groomer pointed it out today. It has not bothered her but my husband had notice a bad odor on her even after giving her a bath the other day. Can this be a yeast infection.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 and age?Customer: She is never around other dogs, other than our yorkie and really outside. She is only 4 pounds and goes out just to go to the bathroom.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Lady BugJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lady?Customer: She was given to us 4 years ago by a family that didn't want her, she had rotten teeth-we had 6 removed. She was allergic to her vactionactions, almost died so she cannot have those anymore. She cost $3000-is from Kansas. 7 years old. well trained and has a great personality after being with us for awhile. that it

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Sean Egan

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

660 satisfied customers
15 month old Doberman has pustules all over his scrotum.

15 month old Doberman has pustules all over his scrotum. They feel like they are deep in the skin. Also 6 pustules on the top of his nose that are increasing in number. He also has bumps on his neck and back that appear dry. He is not itchy that I can tell. He is on grain free Earthborn Holistic dry food and has been on this food for quite a while with good results until now. He was at vet for scrotum several months ago and a swab showed only white blood cells. They did nothing and now its WAY worse. Cant afford revisit.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 Doberman's name?Customer: Is this a real person? I didnt say anything about flea meds.JA: I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant. I work with them to help customers like you. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Doberman?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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My dog had FHO surgery three weeks ago. Last week she had to

My dog had FHO surgery three weeks ago. Last week she had to stay at the animal hospital for 5 nights due to a severe possible staph infection. We just got her back yesterday and tonight I just discovered a greenish circle on her good hip that she's been laying on. Could this be gangrene?JA: 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: FayeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Faye?Customer: She's on minocycline, 2 pills twice a day. She's a German Shephard. 70lbs. Her right leg is very puffy. Taking vetprofen once a day. Good leg is very thin and she can't put much weight. Poop is solid

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

35,658 satisfied customers
I have a bulldog with a sore on her neck, and little sores

Hi I have a bulldog with a sore on her neck, and little sores around it. Everyone keeps telling me they are hot spots, or staph infection?

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Dr. Peter

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My dog has a swollen eyelid for two weeks, my vet thinks its

My dog has a swollen eyelid for two weeks, my vet thinks its a staph infection. I had her st the groomer and the next day i saw her swollen eye lid. She had first some cream out on her eye Tobramyfin then since Monday i have given her twice a day Clavaseptin, no change. Tofay i was told she should take Doxycicline and Prednisone. All these have terrible side effects and what if its not working. Are there any natural things that might help. She is an 11 year old Toy puddleJA: 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: MaggieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Maggie?Customer: She has a bit of a challenged liver not serious just some elevation in her liver reading, but thats another reason why am a bit concerned

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My dog has two circles like this between his ears, and

My dog has two circles like this between his ears, and several balding but less circular patches on his flank. I assumed ringworm, but after no change with two plus weeks of Lotriman I took him to our vet who scraped him and nothing grew. So he is saying probably not fungus. We have used Ketohex shampoo on him and added a fish oil supplement. These do not appear to be itching him, he isn't scratching or rubbing excessively. Thank you! (Argh don't know how to add picture!)

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,432 satisfied customers
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