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I'm beginning to think it may be time to think about having

I'm beginning to think it may be time to think about having my dog put down. (That is so difficult to even type). I have a vet that we use, but they don't seem to want to give me any direction. If I tell you all that he's going through can someone give some good, DIRECT advice?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: He is an almost 14 y/o Chihuahua with a little ***** ***** terrier mix. He has a grade 6 heart murmur and collapsing trachea. I'm not sure of what grade that is, but he is on Enalapril for the heart murmur and Tussigon 3x a day for the trachea. He is tired all the time, and his coughing/strangling sound is happening with more frequency. He's even now breathing through his mouth - not panting - just he has his mouth slightly open all the time like he's not getting enough air. While he doesn't "appear" sick and old, I think he's sufferingJA: 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: PeeWeeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about PeeWee?Customer: He had a bladder infection a few weeks ago where he was peeing blood, but antiobiotics cleared that up

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

31,814 satisfied customers
Paisley is 12 weeks old. She was diagnosed with puppy

Paisley is 12 weeks old. She was diagnosed with puppy strangles last week when she got a huge knot on the side of her neck. She is on an antibiotic and steroids. The knot has gone down but it's not gone. She has been sleeping a lot. She eats and drinks and then sleeps. Last night she started foaming a little at the mouth. This morning she was whining which isn't normal. Then she started foaming at the mouth and her body was tight and eye's were bulging out. I went to wipe her mouth and she resisted me wiping her mouth. Then it all stopped and she is sleeping on me. Sounded a little like wheezing and panting. I am worried about her.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Paisley. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Paisley?Customer: no

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,178 satisfied customers
My Great Dane stud looks to have "strangled", the left side

My Great Dane stud looks to have "strangled", the left side of his face was very swollen and inflamed and as you'll see from these pics, his throat looks like he swallowed a softball...now it has gone down some and is baseball sized and his face swelling is down, but his mouth is very red and irritated looking, he also looks pregnant as his tummy is very bloated looking, I've been giving him some natural anti biotics which I believe has helped with the swelling in his neck and face going down, but he still looks pregnant, he is eating just fine and drinking, any reco's?

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Dr. Ann M.

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

5,848 satisfied customers
Here are photos of a firm growth we found in our dog's ear.

Here are photos of a firm growth we found in our dog's ear. No pain, no drainage, and, very loosely attached with a small connection. Could l tie some floss around the base, strangling it, and cause it to drop off? Oops, no place to click to attach photos. The growth is about size of blackberry.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

18,616 satisfied customers
We think our 6 year old 21 pound Cavalier just ate a 20mg

We think our 6 year old 21 pound Cavalier King Charles just ate a 20mg Xarelto. My husband spilled a bottle on the sofa and then next thing we knew the dog was chewing on something. We don't know for sure. We checked his mouth but couldn't find anything. Our dog is also on heart medication for a murmur. We are on vacation and don't have a vet or know of a 24-hour vet. Thank you.

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Dr Marta Lepes

DVM owner

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,016 satisfied customers
My 2 months year old puppy half husky/german sherpard have a

My 2 months year old puppy half husky/german sherpard have a swollen noseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: MeekoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Meeko?Customer: Not really

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Dr. John

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

12,414 satisfied customers
My nearly 4 month old staffy has a swollen lymph node on the

Hi my nearly 4 month old staffy has a swollen lymph node on the left side of her jaw which has appeared over night she was chewing on a stick the other day could this be from an infection to her gums tongue or teeth. She is eating and is her normal self the lump is the size of a strawberry. Should I take her to the vet or will it go down by itself.

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

8,634 satisfied customers
I have 6 week old mini dachshund puppies, 3 in the litter 1

I have 6 week old mini dachshund puppies, 3 in the litter 1 female, 2 male. Last night at 9 p.m. I noticed 2 bumps on one males snout and assumed one of the litter had bitten him.He also had a few on his ears that I could feel though there are no visible marks there. This morning one male hadJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dachshund bleeding a lot?Customer: No bleedingJA: What is the dachshund's name?Customer: I didn't mean to send that yet, I'm going to finish typing symptoms nowJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dachshund?Customer: The bumps have increased in number today and now there is swelling of the lymph nodes

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

26,148 satisfied customers
5 week old puppy has swollen lips and lymph nodes... Took

5 week old puppy has swollen lips and lymph nodes... Took her once to the vet because her eyes were matted shut vet said she had cellulitis?? Have her eye drops.... I'm scared now... And is she contagious to the rest of the litter

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,760 satisfied customers
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