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My dog's eyes appear irritated and I'm trying to
Hi there, My dog's eyes appear irritated and I'm trying to determine the cause. Her left eye also looks lazier than before. I noticed the difference after she was playing under the couch. Could it be an allergy or scratch? Thanks!(also curious about compulsive tail chasing, I think that's how she may have hurt herself or hit her eye, potentially)
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My son has a roman nose terrier. She is now 10 months old.
My son has a roman nose bull terrier. She is now 10 months old. At about 5/6 months she started chasing her tail and the spin thing and just recently started chasing shadows at night and now during the day. She was walked yesterday morning and visited the dog park and once home still chasing shadows. She would rest for a bit, but then was up and continued. There is now a new born baby in the mix. What do you suggest would be the best thing for her. Helen
Our dog Seisia is a two and a half year old Red Cattle Dog.
Our dog Seisia is a two and a half year old Red Cattle Dog. She is very active and always wants to be with us. Sometimes when we show her affection she bites viciously at her tail and chases it nipping all the time. If I come home from work and say hello and go straight inside she watches me and then chases her tail viciously as previously mentioned. We are worried about our small grandchildren. We know she wouldn't mean to bite them. It is her tail that is the target of her frustration. She is lovely natured dog. This has even been commented by our local vet. She has been wonderful and so gentle with all our grandchildren so far even one that has been a bit rough with her. We have wondered if her mother and siblings having stumpy tails may have something to do with this behaviour. Is there any way of "unteaching" this behaviour?
I have a dog I adopted from a private rescue, it is operated
I have a dog I adopted from a private rescue, it is operated buy vet tech, so all her animals are checked and cared for. Any ways the dog is a King St. Charles Caviler Spaniel, she is 5 years old, and has a problem the her previous owner and vet., the shelter she was in (with the vet tech and veterinarian) and the veterinarian I take her to can not seem to take care of. She when awake and sometimes wakes from her sleep to do this, is she constantly scratches herself, sometimes not even scratching herself but just the motions. She a few times a week will do this till she goes into a like a seizure, and roll on her back with both her legs in the air just scratching nothing. She is not scratching her coat away any where. She's been check for all kind of allergies, skin conditions, products that might be being used on her. Nothing can be found. I mean I feel for her, she is suck s nice dog, and so good. Its just this can get a little annoying at times. I mean their are times I have to just walk away from her. Doing this keeps her coat kind of dirty, or dingy, and most of the time seems like its just a habit. The doctor wanted to put her on meds for some kind of mental issues, but I did not want to do that, plus he said it might help, he does not know what's wrong either. I figured I'd try this and see if there are any ideas to help.Let me tell you how she has been treated for this so far. Medicated soap (shampoo), Benadryl (pills, and anti inch spray), dermatology exams, even a specialists who can not figure it out either. She has had different ear treatments thinking maybe that was it, but her ears are clean and free of mites. She dose not seem to have any sensitive areas ar all on here, so she loves to be handled pet, hugged, touched. Its just confusing, annoying and painful not understanding what might be going on. I have spent well over $2000.00 on her in the year I have had her with no luck at all. I can not afford to keep taking her to different places and veterinarians. Can you help at all.... Dave
I have a 6 month old maltese/yorkie male. The past few days
I have a 6 month old maltese/yorkie male. The past few days he has been spinning in circles without any way to make him stop. He is fine on a leash for walks or if he is in the laundry room with his bed or in his kennel. Anywhere out in the house he spins one direction about 6 times and then changes direction for about 6 spins. He normally loves to play with squeeky toys or balls and I cannot get him to focus on ANYTHING. He has been to our vet and they checked and expressed his anal glands for any issues or bacteria, checked for fleas, stool sample for worms, bile for liver function and everything comes back normal. Last week he seemed to have discovered his tail and would "chase" it for just a few seconds and then would go on and play with toys and chew sticks. But over the weekend and this week he spins non stop. He doesn't catch or chew on his tail. He will jump up on the couch with me but can't sit still and spins while on the couch. Eats/poops fine. Please help.
My 2yr old sheperd mix bites the window sash and lunges atView more dog veterinary questions
My 2yr old sheperd mix bites the window sash and lunges at the glass when ever anybody walks by with their dog. He then proceeds to chase his tail and I notice saliva flying out of his mouth while he does this, he does this for about 10seconds and he's panting hard. He is a very oral dog, not mean in any way but when he's in this mode I do not feel comfortable stopping this behavior, he's in is own realm and I feel he might snap at me. My vet prescribed fluoxextine 20mg Parker is 65 lbs, great with my grandchildren 2 & 7 years old. He is also scared to death of fireworks(hides in bath tub) also afraid of thunderstorms.I didn't get a chance of talking to the vet regarding the medication like I wanted, he said to try it and see if it worked out with his anxiety. Can you give me any info if this is safe?