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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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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

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Doctoral Degree

 
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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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My dog has swelling underneath the left eye. No other

My dog has swelling underneath the left eye. No other symptoms. Still playful. I took her running yesterday on a wooded trail that we have been to several times. She also was on the deck this morning and I have noticed a lot of bees lately. I'm thinking it could be an allergy or bite so I gave her a Benadryl.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bella. She's 2.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?Customer: Not really. Very active. Plays with my other dog all day. I take them running on trails a couple days a week.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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Jennifer Van Noy

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 
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My dog 17 1/2, has severe cataracts, doesn't bark and

My dog 17 1/2, has severe cataracts, doesn't bark and doesn't hear well. He started grinding his teeth several months ago after I was able to remove a lot of tartar from his teeth. I thought he may have been feeling his teeth for the first time because the tartar was very significant. He doesn't seem to be in pain, eats well, just seems to have dementia symptoms some of the time.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: HoudiniJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Houdini?Customer: He sleeps a lot and doesn't walk around much. Sometimes he gets stuck between two objects and can't figure out how to get out.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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Rebekah Kane

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doctorate of veterinary medicine

 
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Year and a half now my dog (a tall long haired ***** *****)

Hi - For a year and a half now my dog (a tall long haired ***** *****) has had breathing problems (snuffly breathing, almost like a blocked nose). He has had x-rays, MRI's, Nasal Swabs, Anti Biotics, Blood Tests - just about everything and no-one seems to know what the problem is. We are insured with PetPlan (on a premium plan) so cost to solve this issue and make him more comfortable is not an issue !JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is about 10 (this is a best guess as we have had him 8 years and we are guessing he was about 1 1/2 to 2 when we got him)JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ben?Customer: Ben has a bit of a history in terms of veterinary visits !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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Dr. Joey

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Post-Doctoral Degree

 
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My dog has extremely bad breath what is causing it?

My dog has extremely bad breath what is causing it?

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My 10 year old Maltese had her teeth cleaned yesterday, now

My 10 year old Maltese had her teeth cleaned yesterday, now she is coughing and gagging. I called the emergency vet and they told me not to worry. I googled it and it also says it's normal due to the tube that was placed down her throat. But my dog has this deep, straining cough thats causing her whole body to go into these spasms while she is coughing. I did a little more research online and I scared this could be something worse like a tracheal collapse. Please help!

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Pet Doc

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