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My dog had a lump on paw. He was limping. Took him to get

My dog had a lump on paw. He was limping. Took him to get and they got a small tan like thorn out of his paw. Lump formed again and after soaking it in Epson salts I was able to get more out. Now he is limping again but only on hard surfaces. Do you think it's a foxtail or maybe just infected.JA: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?Customer: No he is very active 5 year old. He runs and plays with our other dog but limps when walking. I plan to do follow up with vet but not sure if it's emergency or can wait until Monday?

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My parti Yorkie has recently started scratching and biting

my parti Yorkie has recently started scratching and biting the skin on his back.he is loosing his hair there and now it's the entire back. It has black patches all over it it has an odor oozes and I bath him and it still smells what can I doJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Max he is 3 I'm giving him benedryl daily and putting triple antibiotic cream on itJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Max?Customer: No he has always been healthy with no problems

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Dr. Emily

Associate Veterinarian

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,696 satisfied customers
My friend's dog (I am pet sitting at my house) began to

my friend's dog (I am pet sitting at my house) began to throw up about 8 hours after eating. He is a very calm labrador. By 4 am it was yellow foam. He was interested in eating (about 1/3 c), it stayed down & 20 min later I gave him another 1/3 cup, he became more animated (tail wagging) & so another 20 min & the last 1/3 cup. I went to work, upon arriving home 8 hours later, he had thrown up several times --digested & partially digested food. Not mucusy, no blood, food colored (brown). He was behaving normally--peed & defacated outside --normal normal. He ate slowly & has vomited small portions in the past 2 hours. Nose is cold & wet. He does not appear to be in pain. How do I know when to take him to the emergency vet? Thanks, LesJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if (I will be able to digest that. How old is (I?Customer: I think about 8 years oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about (I?Customer: He has never been at my house before, I have a labby too who is healthy

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Dr. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

17,714 satisfied customers
My dog yelled loudly when jumping up onto my high bed late

My dog yelled loudly when jumping up onto my high bed late last night. Today, she still cried a little when she had to take a step up. She fine otherwise. We just went for a short slow walk and she seemed fine when squatting to pee and poop. She seems to be in overt discomfort only when stepping up a step and her hand quarters are shaking a little.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Indie age 6JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Indie?Customer: I'm going to go to the vet tomorrow if it still persists, but for now I want to give her an nsaid and put ice or heat on the area that might be bothering her. I just want to know what area that might be

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

44,238 satisfied customers
My 11 year old airedale was diagnosed with late state II

My 11 year old airedale was diagnosed with late state II kidney failure about 3 months ago. She does not go potty often however at all. Actually she can go without potty for more than 12 hours which she often does. She does however seem to have problems with back legs and standing. This was happening slowly but over the past week it is becoming more often. She does have loose stools as wellJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Nothing on her foot - it is both legs -JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: SparklesJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sparkles?Customer: She is wagging her tail one minute and very tired the rest of the time. She has started slowing down on her eating. She does not like the Hills KY diet but does like the canned version but it is extremely expensive

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Scott Perry

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1,156 satisfied customers
I found two small lumps on my dog back hind leg near her

Hello, i found two small lumps on my dog back hind leg near her tail. They are hard and get red if pressed together (checked for puss, there was none). She doesnt seemed bother by them. Any ideas what they could be and if they warrant concern?

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Dr. Peter

Doctors Degree

45,318 satisfied customers
Our dog is coughing and trying to throw up but nothing seems

Our dog is coughing and trying to throw up but nothing seems to be coming up. We gave her some new rawhides yesterday and think maybe it could be something caught in her throat. She still seems pretty happy and has eaten and is drinking.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Lola, 3 years old. We just got her from a foster home 4 days agoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lola?Customer: Not that we know of

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Richard Rawling

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS

382 satisfied customers
We have an 8 year old Chihuahua who just started having

We have an 8 year old Chihuahua who just started having period episodes of screaming/whining when we touch her and she acts like she can't walk, lays down like a scared deer with her legs all up under her and won't come to us....her nose is cold and moist, she's eating b it hardly drinking any water and her last bowel movement was yesterday and it was very darkJA: 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: PhoebeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Phoebe?Customer: She was force bred in her younger years but friends of mine rescued her and then we gave her a new home last year...she has an affinity for wanting to show she's the alpha in our house, we have six cats and she is constantly mounting the oldest female cat.

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Dr. Michelle B

Associate Veterinarian

Doctorate

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I have a 3 year old shih Tzu. I was treating him for

I have a 3 year old shih Tzu. I was treating him for hemorrhoids because it looked like he had them. Small fingerlike nodules were protruding. Then one day a bunch of them protruded and had a stalk looking base. My vet put a stitch in his little but to hold it in because hisJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: rectum seems to be prolapsing. This is the third week post stitch and he has tremendous pain and can't have normal bowel movements. Last night he was humped up from 12:30 to about 4:30 this AM. Poor guy. Had a small runny bowel movement and then drips blood out. Ever;yonce in a while he will get some poop out about the size of a pea. I'm at wits end as we have been dealing with this for the past 2 months. Any ideas?JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: GradyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Grady?Customer: He does vomit once in a while when he is having so much pain from straining so hard.JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Grady eat anything unusual?Customer: No he has not eaten anything that is a problem, In fact, since his stitch I have given him nothing but canned dog food and a stool softener. My husband does give him a treat now and then. He really eats good.

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Richard Rawling

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS

382 satisfied customers
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