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My 7 hear old Siberian husky had severe (it looked like

My 7 hear old Siberian husky had severe (it looked like release from a fire hydrant for at least 2 weeks) giardia (sp) when we got her at 6 weeks. It took several weeks of antibiotics to get it under control.Since a pup she has had an odd habit, a few seconds after starting to play with a toy with us, of turning to look at her front legs and more frequently her haunches. She seems mostly just distracted; doesn't do any serious licking.Now in the past year she has had a prolonged course of antibiotics for lime diseases, and more recently 2 courses of antibiotics for urinary bacteria, and since they didn't work, is presently under a 3 week release from a shot with a stronger antibiotic.She has started scooting her rear outdoors, and just did so on the bedspread this morning.Can these things (not the lime disease) be related?

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Dr. Deb

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Old dog had a brief episode this afternoon. turned circles,

old dog had a brief episode this afternoon. turned circles, similar to chasing his tail and wagging head from side to side. lasted maybe 2 minutes. dog seems ok now.

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Dr. Kara

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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

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Rebecca

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my 65 lb springer has picked up and old habit of tail chasing

my 65 lb springer has picked up and old habit of tail chasing and its severe. he's 5 and 1/2. Trazadone was prescribed but it makes him very drousy and listless. he is also on prozac Traz is prescribed at 2 100mg dosage.

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Dr. Gabby

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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?

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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

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hello my chihuhua dog has been shedding excessively and i

hellomy chihuhua dog has been shedding excessively and i dont know what to do ... he is a mix of cihuahua and minature pinscher...what can i do

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For the last few weeks my German shepard will run in circles

For the last few weeks my German shepard will run in circles as if he were trying to catch his tail. He will do this almost to exhaustion.

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Rebecca

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