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My 4 month old golden retriever is very lethargic, not

My 4 month old golden retriever is very lethargic, not responding well to us. He's just laying on the floor looking sad, if you know what I mean. He is usually very hyper and shows typical puppy behaviors like chewing and mouthing on us and everything.JA: 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: RedgieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rediae?Customer: He had a vaccine and microchip on Monday evening. On Tuesday something happened outside with my husband when he was picking up a shephards hook that had fallen. The end hit him in the face and he was yelping and yelping, visably upset but no visible injuries.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some

Hi I volunteer at animal shelter. I met a dog there with some severe health conditions. I'm trying to work with some rescues to try to place him into a foster home but don't know how to describe the extent of his condition. So far the shelter hasn't responded to the rescue giving clear details but I ask them for his medical chart and they sent that to me. Could you please explain what all of the medical terms mean in a really simple way?My experience with him is he appears to have severe difficulty moving his limbs, though he seems to lift and move his head around with no obvious diffulty, he has extreme difficult moving even a couple inches forward. When I found him he was laying with his back to the kennel but after some time which I did not witness stretched himself out towards the door but I don't think he stood just scooted himself along. He had a water bowl but it was dry and when I refilled it. He lifted his headed up and started stretching it back and forth, like he wanted to go to it but couldn't and was stressed.his front paws started shaking and he arched them slightly then relaxed them and using this way managed to scoot himself about a centimeter forward per second. He stretched out his tongue when he got near the water bowl, stretching is whole neck, breathing a bit hard start drinking. He drank for a long time. He responded and moved his head freely to sounds, pricking his ears up and down. But his eyes appeared cloudy with mucus but seemed to see okay, following me when I moved. He leaned into my hand when I pet him. His was in a small kennel so couldn't turn around much but could stretch himself out. His bedding appeared fully soaked and smelled like urine, his belly was completely wet too. I couldn't see his back legs well but I'm guessing he peed many times while laying there unable to get up.Medical Summary scan negative intact male S-found as stray, eating well when fed O-QAR, muzzled, pink mm, +/- hydrated EENT-CAU, mucoid d/c OU (OD>OS), no nasal d/c PLN-all wnl CV-no m/a, sspp Resp-clear and eup GI-muzzled, SNP, NMP GU-MI, nsf MSI-BCS 2/5, non-ambulatory, motor present x4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), ok haircoat with dirt throughout, erythema and pinpoint raised skin lesions (dermatitis) on ventral abdomen Neuro-normal cranial nerves, motor present x 4 with marked weakness x 4 (FL>HL), CP deficits of HL (R>>L), anal and tail tone present A-4 yo MI Rottie 1. non-ambulatory with CP deficits of HL bilaterally 2. mucoid ocular d/c 3. ventral abdominal dermatitis P-parvo test-negative 2 view abdominal rads-no obvious boney or soft tissue abnormalities 2 view pelvic rads-no obvious fractures or luxations TAB-1/4 inch strip OU BID x 7 days cephalexin 500-2 tabs PO BID x 14 days feed TID small amts vet check to monitor for neuro status of HL prognosis guarded pending ability to use HLWeight 86.If could maybe just tell what the medical chart means? If there's a diagnosis and such I would really appreciate it.

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How are you?? Always happy when I see you online !!!! Quick

HI Dr Peter. How are you?? Always happy when I see you online !!!!Quick question tonight, please?? DO animals metabolism (namely my dogs) slow down like humans as they get older??Thank you. :D

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I have breast cancer. My question is, we about to move into

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I have breast cancer. My question is, we about to move into our daughters House & be living with her. She has a dog that smells really bad & looses her hair constantly. My daughter says that the smell comes from heat spots on the tail. The dog chews at her tail and my daughter has slave to put on the tail. My cancer DR., says that because of me having cancer, my immune system is really low & I could get very sick. Even with the dog's dandruff. I would like some sort of an answer from a Vet to help explain this to my daughter. My Cancer Dr. said that she to would answer any question for her but thought that a Vets answer would really help me out. So would you please have any advice for me and my daughter? The dog is almost13 years old and is sick all the time as well. Thank You, Shirley

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petdrz

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My dog has started trembling just this evening. She is

My dog has started trembling just this evening. She is usually a very happy pup and her tail is between her legs and her ears are back. Also, she is like glued to me and will not leave my side.

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Gus is my 15.8 year old Lhasa Apso. She iust had a brief, 30

Gus is my 15.8 year old Lhasa Apso. She iust had a brief, 30 second episode where she was standing, fell to the ground and shook erraticly. I was there and placed my hand on her to quiet her and she responded, relaxing. I picked her up gently and brought her inside. She was disoriented for a few minutes but is back to her usual behavior, napping.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: It has been quite hot and very muggy here in Reseda, California. She went outside to pee and she usually runs back all happy. I think she was overcome with a heat spell. This happened about 2 years ago in the same manner. So, that's twice during her life. She is quite healthy, only taking some eye medication and Loxicam 20mg in the morning for a bit of arthritis. She just had blood work monitoring the Loxicam after a year. All is well but the liver panel was somewhat high and the vet wants to see her in 6 months.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about That?Customer: Just what I just typed. I was thinking she may have had a kink of sorts in her hind leg, dropped and had difficulty rising.JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No, but she has been walking normally since although she is relaxing now. Ocassionally she will pick up a seed on the patio in her paw from a treeJA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My dog appears to have no energy. No vomiting. Stool is

My dog appears to have no energy. No vomiting. Stool is normal. What should I look for before taking him to the vet?

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I went away and left my dog with a friend. 5 days later he

I went away and left my dog with a friend. 5 days later he started not eating, vomiting, and has mucous stool that is very dark. He is acting normal but will not eat anything. He is drinking though. He gets very anxious when we leave but this has never happened.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?Customer: No, she is very careful about that as we are both RN'sJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Martini 8 lbsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Martini?Customer: he is on zonisamidw 25mg for seziures. the medication is a different brand that he started and right after that is when he got sickJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a 7 year old cockapoo named Pris. She weighs about 15

I have a 7 year old cockapoo named Pris. She weighs about 15 lbs. For the last several weeks she has furiously itched and tried to nibble at her hind quarters. She does not have fleas. We've checked. We gave her a Benadryl and that provided some temporary relief. The problem is that in the middle of the night she starts whimpering from the pain back there. She has a normal appetite and behaves normally except for the irritation.

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Rebekah Kane

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