Kona is a chocolate lab who was very neglected the 1st 2
Kona is a chocolate lab who was very neglected the 1st 2 years of life, in a small kennel in a garage with no time for playing or interaction. He had severe ear infections ongoing until 2 years ago (he is 9 now)- we FINALLY got them cleared and clean his ears weekly as a preventative measure. Being chocolate he has severe allergies to environment and foods. On a salmon/chickpea diet (Nutrisca). He developed ear hematoma, had surgery on both last fall and is developing them again. Steroids help with keeping him from shaking his head, but can't live on them forever. Currently on a 3rd dose of Temaril-P in 3 months. Any advise???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?Customer: KonaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kona?Customer: Just info in my initial paragraph
I've noticed that my dog has been urinating frequently and
I've noticed that my dog has been urinating frequently and drinking a lot as well as battling with ear infections for the past month.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: I was reading on cushions disease and wondering if it is expensive to test my dog for it shadow, 10 years 9mnthsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: shadowJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about shadow?Customer: i also notice a medium sized mass near his neck
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Our senior dog is suspected to have something going on in
Our senior dog is suspected to have something going on in his brain. MRI has been recommended. Hate to spend the money and put him through this ... specialist saw no abnormalities upon examination. Basing suspected diagnosis on our accounting of his behavior at home ... confusion at times, slipping/unsteady legs at times, ravenous appetite, pica, whining at night, episodes of staring and spacey. Your thoughts ?? and advice would be appreciated. Don't want to ignore as something is going on ... just not sure it's a tumor and don't want to put the dog through a costly test for nothing.
My dog was prescribed temaril on 2/17 for a wheezing cough.
My dog was prescribed temaril on 2/17 for a wheezing cough. She is a 14 year old husky/pit bull mix. She weighs 66lbs. The instructions were 3 tabs 2x a day for three days, then 1.5 tabs 2x day until gone. Her last dose should be tonight. She had 1.5 tabs at 8am today. She has arthritis and yesterday started limping alot. Then she tried to go up the stairs and fell and my husband has had to carry her up and down stairs and lift her onto the bed or couch. I dont know if its the temaril causing the sudden flare up, or if she just needs a pain med. The vet also prescribed rimadil 75 mg for pain but i cant give while she is on temaril p. My question is can i skip her last dose a temaril and give her rimadil instead? She had temaril last 12 hrs ago. How long do i have to wait between the last dose of temaril and the first dose of rimadil? She also has a few pills of carprofen the vet gave her before. Is that any better to take after the temaril?
My 70lb lab/pit mix has a cough that may have been caused by
My 70lb lab/pit mix has a cough that may have been caused by collar trauma. We were on vacation and our friend was house sitting and dog sitting. He picked up both our dogs from doggie daycare...the lab/pit pulled on the leash as they were walking to the car. The friend yanked on his leash (a nylon training leash-thick-not on too tight but it does tighten when he pulls) to keep him from running in the road. He now has a cough that seems to be aggravated when he is excited. Eating and drinking like normal. Does not seem to be in pain. Our other dog does not have a cough. Both are up to date on all shots. This guys does not like the vet so wondering if he he needs to be seen right away. This happened about a week ago-the cough is not getting worse per our friend but we have only been back for two days.Thank you for your input.
13# dog may have eaten 5mg hycodan, Quincy 6yr, 6yr,
13# ***** may have eaten 5mg hycodanJA: 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: Quincy 6yrJA: How old is Quincy?Customer: 6yrJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Quincy?Customer: Treating 3 dogs for Kennel cough. He is taking doxy 50mg and temaril p. 50# ***** was prescribed hycodan. He spit it out and quincy ate it off the floor before I could get to it Should I make him vomit?
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8 Year old pug, not overweight was hacking after walk, Vet
8 Year old pug, not overweight was hacking after walk, Vet put her on Tameril, she got better right away but now 8 days in to her 11 day dose she is panting pretty heavily.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: There doesn't seem to be a wound and she is not limping or licking anythingJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: RoxyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Roxy?Customer: I don't think so
My 8 year old Pomeranian (10 lbs.) has been diagnosed with
My 8 year old Pomeranian (10 lbs.) has been diagnosed with high blood pressure about3 weeks ago. She is taking 2 bp meds. at a 1/2 tablet for each bp med. once per day.the meds. are: amlodipine besylate 2.5 mg, benazepril HCL 5 mg. She also has acollapsed traichia and takes temaril P once/day 1/4 tab. (not sure what mgs). Her bp went from the top # 200 to 150 which is normal so meds. are working and our vet saidto come back in 3 mons. Just over the weekend, I noticed that she does not jump upon my legs as much and she will sit until she gets my attention, bark, etc. She stilljumps up now and then on her hind legs but not as much as she used to. She also used to stretch out her hind legs while she laid on the floor or rug but hardly does anymore. Should I be concerned or not?
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My guy has a collapsing trachea & he takes Temaril-P. The
My guy has a collapsing trachea & he takes Temaril-P. The last few days the spasm/coughing is happening much more. He sleeps a bit, then wakes up & struggles to breath. He is eating & pooping fine. I have some Theophyline for him & wasn't sure if it would help, or what could help calm him.JA: 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 and age?Customer: Cruiser, about 20. Silky yorky about 13 lbsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cruiser?Customer: He has kidney disease, we discovered after his eye dr noticed some changes in his eyes & asked to have him checked. We've changed he diet & although he pees more often, there are no other noticeable signs. He hasn't lost weight, he doesn't vomit. But the coughing/spasms are difficult because they go on & on.
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