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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

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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

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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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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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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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I have two cavaliers w/syringomyelia. Both have had operations.

I have two cavaliers w/syringomyelia. Both have had operations. They are on long term meds - tramadol 50mg and Dexamethasone 0.5. They take one Dex a day and each takes 1/2 tablet of tramadol.I have run out of the tramadol today - thought I had another bottle - not only that I am on vacation and nt near my vet. It is also Labor Day weekend!What I need to know is how are they going to react if they dont get the Tramadol for a few days? If they are in pain is it safe to give them a baby asperin until I can get the perscription refilled. If not, is there anything else that may relieve pain for them that I can get over the counter?

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Dr. Altman

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My 5-year old Cavalier has been acted strangely for the last

My 5-year old Cavalier has been acted strangely for the last few days: she is usually very excited about food and treats, running around in circles in anticipation, but now just eats her food and seems very lethargic. Yesterday she was sound asleep and suddenly woke up with a loud yelp. We live in the desert and the temperature has been triple digit so we don't walk her which she used to love (running as fast as she could with her leash off). I tried to hug her and she gave a little cry. Does this sound serious?

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We have a 8 year old king st Charles cavalier and in the past

We have a 8 year old king st Charles cavalier and in the past couple weeks he had been doing this weird thing with his bottom jaw, he will kick and it looks like he it's chattering his bottom jaw, and he doesnt do it all the time and he isn't in any pain he eats good and still his playful self just worried, didn't want it to be something bad.

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