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My 6 month old yellow lab has been struggling recently. We

My 6 month old yellow lab has been struggling recently. We live in Colorado Springs, CO. She was purchased from a highly regarded breeder. We recently had to go out of town and left her at a very highly regarded boarding facility. Upon our return, she was limping on her left shoulder. Our vet took an Xray, and she had moth eaten spots on her humerus. The vet thought this was most likely pan-osteitis. We were Rxd some NSAIDs. This issue has gradually resolved. We even had a repeat Xray that showed apparent resolution of the Xray abnormalities. Meanwhile, on day 2 of our return, she has now developed multiple bumps on her skin. Initially, they arose on her chest. They are variable sized, but fairly firm and sort of rubbery under the skin. She has had them on her chest, on her back, on her sides, and on her belly. We showed this to the vet, and he isn't sure what they are. A fine needle aspirate was taken, and he thought it looked like pus. Cultures are negative thus far. She has subsequently developed smaller bumps on her nose and close to her bot***** *****p. Some of the bumps have drained to the surface, then essentially resolved. They have been replaced by other bumps in other locations. She has about 10 such bumps currently, not counting the ones on her nose / mouth. We had a biopsy performed, and are awaiting pathology results. She has been on typical flea medications, but we actually missed her August dose, so it's been a while since this was given. We had been using a solution to prevent tooth tartar, but we stopped doing this, just in case. These are probably just unrelated. Of note, my parents bought one of her siblings, who has been healthy. Any thoughts?

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Christi Belew

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My puppy's breath smells like sour milk. Rowdy, Well the

My puppy's breath smells like sour milk.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: RowdyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rowdy?Customer: Well the other day he thru up some.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a

My dog has a lot of allergies to things and is on a prescription diet. Can I still use dog toothpaste or is there something else I can useJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?Customer: He has food allergies and environmental allergies. I want to brush his teeth but I don't know what I can use. Is dog tooth paste okay or is there something natural I can you with his toothbrushJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tate and he is 3 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tate?Customer: He is on a prescription diet (hills Z/D) and the vet hunks he may have environments allergies. He is on his third week of no medication so that he can have allergy blood tests done.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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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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My 11 year old Maltese/Japanese mix has an epulis on her

My 11 year old Maltese/Japanese Chen mix has an epulis on her upper lip. My vet says it requires an invasive, expensive surgery to remove it. This is not an option for us. Are there other things we can do to buy her time. He mentioned some type of laser treatment that could shrink the tumor and give us more time. He also mentioned that if we had the tumor removed without taking bone and teeth it would come back faster and more aggressively. What to do?!

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Dr H

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We were playing with our almost 1 year old poodle this

We were playing with our almost 1 year old poodle this morning and found something on one of her teeth. We're not sure if we should worry or not. We took a picture, but it looks like a darker white part over the top of the tooth. It is definitely in top of the tooth because I felt the ridge with my finger nail, but it's not just stuck on crud. It's attached.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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My dog was just diagnoses with a mild to moderate left leaky

my dog was just diagnoses with a mild to moderate left leaky valve. and a tricuspid insufficiency in the right. (results from an Echo this morning, prompted by a heart murmur detected on Wed). He is only 4 years old. Is a shih-tzu. And the MD said that we are to bring him back in 9-12 months for another echo. My question is (of course I am panicked, as I worship my puppy)...when I asked the MD if this will reduce longevity, he said "most likely, yes"; but does that mean- within a few months/ years? will he reach double digits? or later in life? I am so upset. And just want some clarity. Thank you.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: No. his behavior is perfectly normal. he is happy. energetic. eats and drinks well. and his blood pressure is normal/ low.JA: Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page where you can book your 1:1 with the Veterinarian. I'll share everything we've discussed.

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Dr. Jo

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My dogs water bowl smells like rotten eggs no matter how

My dogs water bowl smells like rotten eggs no matter how many times a day I wash it out and put fresh water why is thatJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Frisco and he's almost 2yrs oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Frisco?Customer: I use metal bowls instead of plasticJA: 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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Dr Marta Lepes

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I got my dogs nails cut this afternoon and the dr cut to

I got my dogs nails cut this afternoon and the dr cut to much said he'd stop bleeding in an hr well it's 10:30 and he's still bleeding what should I do

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Dr. Stacy

Veterinarian

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My 3yr old great puraneese has been liss less the last few

My 3yr old great puraneese has been liss less the last few days I'm not concerned she may have cancerJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: She has been on probiotic and its really with her digestive system and has seen to take care of mush of her itching. Could that be what is making her feel porley. All of our dogs had lots of gas and since they have been on probioticsome they don't fart at allJA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. 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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Dr. Michael Salkin

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