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Greyhound had dental surgery yesterday with several upper

Greyhound had dental surgery yesterday with several upper molars extracted because of receding gums, pockets, lots of tartar. She has had extractions before with no issues. Vet prescribed Tramadol and Meloxidyl, but no antibiotics. She's rubbing at that side of face, so we put on cone. Now there's quite a bit of swelling. My question: is it "inflammation" because of surgery, or possible infection already? My vet is not open Saturday afternoon, and emergency vet options are not close.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Twiggy, 10-1/2JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about twiggy?Customer: The vet said she did great under anesthesia.

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Dr. Altman

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Well his breath smells like a dead animal. We can get rid of

Well his breath smells like a dead animal. We can get rid of the smellJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is***** about 7 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Snow?Customer: His breath problem started after he ate some of a dead animal.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a medium size dog like a German Shepard that has

I have a medium size dog like a German Shepard that has started drooling he is still eating but just drouls a lot seems to be losing weight.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bella probably 10JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bella?Customer: no

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

588 satisfied customers
Rusty has a "wet nose" quite a lot and sounds like mucos in

Rusty has a "wet nose" quite a lot and sounds like mucos in his throat sometime. Reminds me of the noise when you have post-nasal drip? Recently had teeth cleaned. He is 9 years old and otherwise in great health. He is a dachshund. What do you think?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'll do all I can to help. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: RustyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rusty?Customer: No. Appetite is fine.

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Dr. John

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I have a dog that wont eat for the past three day and i felt

Hello i have a dog that wont eat for the past three day and i felt his neck and on the right side it seem like he has a not on the right side on his neckJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: TannerJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tanner?Customer: no not that i know of

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Maite Cintron

Small Animal Veterinarian

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My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his

My dog just had his teeth cleaned today and I was told his lower incisors are loose. He is 6 years old. I was not given a reason for the loose teeth. He has teeth cleaned every year and does not have bad breath and does not have pain with eating or chewing.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about just?Customer: The dog has always been healthy and has no other health problems

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Dr. Bruce

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She has been hesitant to eat for 8 days now and I noticed

She has been hesitant to eat for 8 days now and I noticed last night she has a foul odor coming from her mouth. She's still playful but not 100% herself.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: LaylaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Layla?Customer: Are you a real person??JA: I'm an assistant to the Veterinarian. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: So you're actually typing right now?? Or are you a computer

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Jess K

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a 9 year old Beagle mix (male). I'm not familiar with

I have a 9 year old Beagle mix (male). I'm not familiar with dogs so I'm not sure if it is normal if the sides of his jaw, near the back and under the eye (cheek?) is supposed to feel like a hard lump.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the beagle's name?Customer: JakeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jake?Customer: He eats dry food/treats without a problem and he's adopted.

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Rebecca

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Doctoral Degree

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My dog has been EXTREMELY finicky about her food over the

Hi- My dog has been EXTREMELY finicky about her food over the past three months and it's gotten WORSE!- She barely eats anything at all. I give her TWO different types of food- one is raw meat commercialy prepared and the other is a high quality dry- BOTH have lamb as their main protein sources- Out of nowhere- she started to get very very picky- so much so as to forgo meals two days in a row- two days ago I brought her to the vet- he did a cortisol level on her to make sure Addison's wasn't the problem- her levels came back normal- 2.3 as did the rest of her labwork. I will be bringing her back next week for a bloodtest for liver shunt bile ...something like that- If that turns out okay- I believe my Vet is chalking it up to a behavioral problem. Although I am not convinced of this. Is there anything else I shouldhave him check for. So far no weight loss and she LOVES her jerky treats. She DID eat a hamburger this morning. I just can't believe a dog would go so long without eating. Please help

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