My maltese has been acting weird. Not feeling good. tail
My maltese has been acting weird. Not feeling good. tail down. not the spunkie little dog we are use to. Our vet said it was probably his gland that needs to be drained. My husband drained it and said yes it needed it. But our little maltese still acting lifeless. He is up and walking but acts like he doesn't want to. . He did eat some ham and drank water, but still not right. Can anyone help us.
I have a 12 year old Mini Pinscher and approximately 1 year
Hello! I have a 12 year old Mini Pinscher and approximately 1 year ago, he suddenly began spinning in circles and behaved almost as if he was drunk. He still had a healthy appetite, drank water, and still wagged his tail. I took him to the vet and initially the vet thought he had a stroke. After a few days with no improvement, the vet decided to put him on prednisone. This worked really great and he was pretty much back to normal. I went in 2 weeks later for a follow up and with my dog's response to the prednisone, the vet then thought it was idiopathic meningitis. We kept him on the prednisone for two more weeks, weaning him off in hopes that the inflammation would have gone down enough and he wouldn't need it. After a couple days he quickly started the same behavior of spinning and wobbly. We then put him back on the prednisone. The prednisone worked pretty well for about 6 months and then he slowly started to show the same signs again. I took him back in to the vet. the vet decided he wanted to keep him on the prednisone and try phenobarbital (he thought he could be having seizures). He was on phenobarbital 2/day and prednisone 1/day. I also noticed that my dog Frankie was losing his eye sight. He wasn't completely blind, but he definitely had some vision loss.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Frankie?Customer: I then asked the vet if it was possible that he was experiencing anxiety with the vision loss and asked if we could try anti anxiety meds. he prescribed him trazadone, which just knocks him out. So right now, this is what he is on: phenobarbital 2/day, prednisone 1/day and trazadone 2/day. He still spins, he doesn't appear to be in pain, he has a healthy appetite, his urinalysis comes back fine as well as blood work. if I take him on a walk, he can walk perfectly fine in a straight line, he will follow me without spinning, but its like if he isn't being occupied by something, that is when he wants to spin, which is a lot.
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Older dog that is itching severely. Have given Benadryl and
Older dog that is itching severely. Have given Benadryl and syertecJA: 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: Grams and she was a rescue just 2 weeks agoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Grams?Customer: she has a prolapsed bladder and a area on right leg that is being treated with antibiotic cream. She doesn't bother that are
My dog has had a bump directly above her anus for some time
Hi, my dog has had a bump directly above her anus for some time now. I've kept an eye on it...not bleeding or change in size. Seems like it doesn't belong. very rare that she scoots, but i have seen here do it.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Lady, she is about 10JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lady?Customer: No...she was a rescue that I took in about 5 years ago. Shel had heart worms, but is now negative. Fairly active and seems healthy
I think my dog has some sort of skin thing going on and I
I think my dog has some sort of skin thing going on and I can't figure out what it isJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bree, she's almost fiveJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bree?Customer: She has sensitive skin, she's a pit boxer mix, mostly indoor dog
I have a 1 year old female shih tzu. Couple strange things
Hello there! I have a 1 year old female shih tzu. Couple strange things happening and I don't know if they are related. Yesterday at a graduation party my dog had gotten a hold of those orbies (water, gel like beads) that were used in centerpieces. Idont know if she consumed any but people did see them in her mouth. Now today, she is licking her lower abdomen like crazy. Her bottom two nipples have fluid discharge and that area is swollen and a little hard. She is not spayed. She is NOT in heat but I do expect she will be soon. Not possible for her to be pregnant as she is not around other dogs. I don't know if this is related or not. I supposed my question is, those orbies beads, (I don't know exact brand) can this cause digestive problems or any symptoms as I've described? I planned to call the vet in the morning as it's 7pm here. Although now I'm concerned about the Orbies thing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. We need to be extra careful with pregnancies, so we'll need to connect you with the Veterinarian ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the?Customer: No, she is NOT pregnant.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
I have an english bulldog puppy who is bleeding! she is 3
hi there i have an english bulldog puppy who is bleeding! she is 3 months old, we got her a few days ago. The past two days I've noticed underneath her tail is very raw skin and is bleeding, with dry blood both in the middle on top of the tail and mainly inside. she doesn't bleed when she goes to the bathroom, and i believe the blood isn't coming from her rectum, its above the rectum underneath the tailJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?Customer: we got her from a puppy store on wednesday. She just threw up, but it was all food in her throw up. She threw up once yesterday too. Besides that her stools are regular she has energy she has some bumps on her skin, we are thinking its allergies.
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She has a hard belly...low tail...restless...back end seems
she has a hard belly...low tail...restless...back end seems to bother her..won't eat or drink..iJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: i am thinking constipation...what can i give her..JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: about 8 and his name is ***** ***** rescueJA: How old is utley?Customer: about 8