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Lethargy and head bob and balance issues after bath- 9 week

Lethargy and head bob and balance issues after bath- 9 week old king cavalierJA: 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?Customer: FritzJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fritz?Customer: We have had him 1 week all good, playful, not reported issues. Reputable breeder

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Dr. Meghan Denney

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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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My dof woke up this morning and has lost all motor control.

My dof woke up this morning and has lost all motor control. She appears lucid but has had a seizure in the past. She appears normal when held.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Katie she is a cavalier king Charles spaniel and she is 6JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Katie?Customer: She's not on any medication currently.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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I live in Israel and have had the most horrendous 4 days

Hi, I live in Israel and have had the most horrendous 4 days with our Cavalier King Charles.Briefly this is what happened:JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: A dog.JA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Briefly I'll give you the history. Day 1. Temperature 41.2 taken to vet. Blood test showed low white cell count. High Haemoglobin. Some evidence of Tick Fever. Dog was treated with antibiotics. Day 2 dog became paralysed in all 4 feet. Day 3 Dog in great pain with spasms in feet and back. Day 3 One eye turned white in the space of an hour. Spasms got worse . Day 4 Dog was in a very bad state vomited blood and ided. My problem? Nobody has any idea what he was suffering from. After death a quick autopsy showed nothing untoward. I am left bewildered. puzzled and feeling terrible after seeing himJA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: I don't think so. He is a scavenger so it's difficult to be conclusive.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: MangoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mango?Customer: He was 8.5 yrs old. With slight stiffness in his back legs when rising from sitting. This would disappear after about a minute of walking. Otherwise a fairly fit dog.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I have a 3 year ols CKCS who suffers with a mild form of

I have a 3 year ols CKCS who suffers with a mild form of Syringomyelia (SM). She does not exhibit any expressions of pain, only the phantom scrathching, "air guitar" especially when running. Claire is only 11 pounds, very petite.Our regular Vet suggested gabapentin compounded 50mg TID. The noon dose rarely happens, and I do not see a big differences with the BID dosing. When I attempted to increase the dose, she developed loose stools.Are there some natural holestic supplements or treatments we should look into for her? Is there a specialist in the USA I should consider taking her to?Thank you, *****

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Dr. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

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Our cavalier King Charles has been waking up from naps

Hello, our cavalier King Charles has been waking up from naps with a slight squeal and looks scared and moves to another spot to lay down. He's done it a few times at night also in bed. We don't make any contact with him, he just wakes up with a slight squeal. Have you ever heard of this?

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Our is acting normally except and spasms. He has had this

Our King Charles is acting normally except for twitching and spasms. He has had this for two years.is there any medicine? His symptoms are appearing to happen more often and stronger.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I am trying to figure out what the dosage of 0.5/ml metacam

I am trying to figure out what the dosage of 0.5/ml metacam is for a 10 lb. dog.At one point I had documented everything that was going on before one happened,including, weather, how long after eating, who was home, was their tension, everything I could possibly think of including whether or not I was having my monthly menstrual period - Just anything to see if I could find a commonality or a trigger - no luck - there was no rhyme or reason at all They occur 1 - 2 times a week but she has gone stretches of 2 months with none.

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

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Hello, I need a vet with experience in neurology. My 14 year

Hello, I need a vet with experience in neurology. My 14 year old Chihuahua has syringomyelia which has been controlled for 3 years with furosemide and omeprazole to minimize cerebral spinal fluid from pooling in the ventricles of her brain. She also receives gabapentin for parasthesias caused by this condition, and keppra for small focal seizures that occurred only occasionally. The keppra is a small dose -- 10 mg/kg -- but was enough to stop the seizures. Tonight, however, she suddenly began having repeated head-jerking episodes that are still occurring off and on. Could you please look at this 90 second YouTube video? If these are partial seizures, they are the most dramatic ones she has ever had. I am unable to reach her neurologist tonight and decided to increase her keppra to 20 mg/kg. Is there anything else we can do for her?http://youtu.be/HzcewgN5H6UAll best,Michele

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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my Bernese Mountain Dog is fly biting. I understand from my

my Bernese Mountain Dog is fly biting. I understand from my breeder friend that in his case, it is inherited. Just what can Ido for him. Will it get worse ??

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