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Regarding feeding puppies age 3 to 6 months how much dry dog

Regarding feeding puppies age 3 to 6 months how much dry dog food do you give per day. Do you just keep the bowel filled? do you leave the food out all day long or do you give it specific times like twice a day three times a day to help regulate their bow movements. And what puppy food do you recommend?

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Christi Belew

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My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She

My lab mix won't lay down or get on her favorite couch. She is restles and won't chase her ball?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: Ginger5 yes old. Normally very active and playful. Very hot around here but have been letting her in the house. No frothing at mouth or worries about bloat. No limping but won't run after toys like normal. Won't even climb up 3 stairs on deck.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Normally Active?Customer: Just normal lab behaviour. Chases ball constantly being plaful with family. We noticed decreased activity yesterday afternoon.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. Altman

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2 year old Lab\Pit mix Bloodshot eye I have a 2 yr old

2 year old Lab\Pit mix Bloodshot eyeI have a 2 yr old Lab\Pit mix. Yesterday evening, he was jumping on my elderly step mother and I struck him once with moderate force ( 1/2 my strength) on the top of his head to get him to stop.40 minutes later I noticed he was not opening his left eye. I opened that his eye with my fingers. His eye was bloodshot and oozing some excess fluid. 2 hours later he seemed to be using his eye as normal.I just checked on him this morning. He is using his eye normally. There is still blood in the sclera, but the redness is much diminished.I feel bad, but he is stubborn and has been trained not to jump on people. She is 70 and a bit frail so....JerryHow do I determine if he should go to the vet and what might they do for him. He seems fine now.Thoughts.Jerry

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nekovet

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He is very reluctant to leave s cage this morning (and also

He is very reluctant to leave his cage this morning (and also late last night). I can pull him out, but then he just kinda sits there looking at me and licking dryly. I ask him to "go outsideJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: "Go outside" or "wanna eat" and he'll just shake and look at me. I'm worried he ate something I don't know about and it's causing him distress.JA: The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: He's a terrier mix - 12 lbs - 8 years old. Had dental surgery about 3 months ago -- has been in great shape/spirits since then. About a week ago he had these similar symptoms for about 24 hours...then regurgitated what appeared to be a half digested wad of paper towel.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. Bruce

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My Shepard Lucas, male 22 months, nertured is snapping and

My Shepard Lucas, male 22 months, nertured is snapping and growling at me for no reason.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: Just told u.JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: No, his behavior has gotten aggressive all of a sudden. He's eating a lot more also.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Lucas, German Shepard 22 monthsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about, German Shepard?Customer: No,he has started to be aggressive with me( which he never have 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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Dr. Barbara

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I have a 6 year old male pug. I woke up to m not wanting to

I have a 6 year old male pug. I woke up to him not wanting to move unless I make him. He is not limping or hurt i felt all over him. He seems bloated or swollen all over. He is fat so its hard to tell. I also think he has a fever. He ate some treats but isnt drinking. Its sunday and fathers day so I dont want to call the vet unless it is really an emergency. Not vomiting no diarriah that i know of. Is there anything i should watch for to tell if this is life threatening?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about The?Customer: Not that i can think ofJA: 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. Altman

Veterinarian

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I have a male 2 and a half year old Shihtzu. He is very

I have a male 2 and a half year old Shihtzu. He is very loving and docile -lets anyone or any dog play with him or even take his bones. He does not bite or growl and rarely barks .. I notice though lately we have a 7 week old male beagle living next door and this pup visits with my dog and my dog loves to play with him.He socializes occasionally (my dog) at daycare with other dogs and has no issues but this beagle pup chases him and wants to bite his tail his ears etc during play. I find that if my dog is being pestered and can't get away or is cornered he starts barking at him and has almost snapped or bitten him. He wags his tail though and goes back for more but just doesn't like being pestered I guess all the time by this pup. It's like he's saying back off and my dog seems to want to do the chasing. He doesn't seem to like being chased relentlessly unless he can hide or jump on a couch to get away from this pup...Should I scold him for barking at this pup or trying to snap at him as he's never done this with other dogs-mind you he's only been around dogs his own age that are not jumping at him or playing puppy with him. Is this normal and should I stop his barking and growling when the pup goes at him all the time? He's pretty quiet and very friendly and I've never had an issue with anyone of growling or barking like this at all. I don't want to have him bite the pup.

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jadedangel57

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Our 9 pound toy poodle is 11 years old. He has suffered from

Hello,Our 9 pound toy poodle is 11 years old. He has suffered from seizures for about six years. He takes one 25mg Zonisamide pill a day, with food.Lately he has been relieving himself in the house. (Urine). We have scolded him each time and put his nose on the urine spot.We can't live like this, so I've ordered reusable dog diapers.Do you have any suggestions for us?

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Rebekah Kane

Veterinarian

doctorate of veterinary medicine

 
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Approximately 1 hour ago my dog, Goody, and I were sitting

Approximately 1 hour ago my dog, Goody, and I were sitting on the couch and he randomly started yelping as if he were in pain. I thought I was sitting on his paw, so I quickly moved away, but he continued to yelp. This lasted for about 10 seconds.I was extremely worried so I put pressure all over his body, but he didn't seem to be affected by it. I googled what could've caused his yelping and I found a few sources that stated either he pulled a muscle, or something is wrong with the discs in his spine? I tested to see if he would act normally by asking him, "ready to go?" He did. He got excited and jumpy just as he normally does, ran down the stairs, and jumped all over my cats, just as he normally does.I didn't think of it anymore.  However, at the store he began yelping again, so I quickly left. Now I am worried that he is having a spinal issue. Last month I took him to the vet for a seizure (the vet said it may have just been a one time thing), which cost me a pretty penny, and a month before that I took him to the vet for a bout of dizziness when he woke up (he was diagnosed with an intestinal infection of which is now cleared). I do not have enough money to take him to the vet again. He is my Mom's (who passed away shortly before his first vet visit) dog and I love him so much. I cannot lose him. Please tell me what to do.Extra information: Goody is a 3 years old, deer-head chihuahua. He goes everywhere I go in a pouch I carry on my chest. The two times I took him to the vet he was not diagnosed with any serious long-term  medical conditions. During his seizure visit, the vet did a thorough check-up, everything came back normal. He is slightly over-weight by two pounds, I have been taking him on walks to loose the weight every weekend.He responds normally to my voice and actions. Right now he is shaking and sitting in my lap which I would think is normal because a hail/thunder storm is going on.He is also using the bathroom and eating normally.Literally it's random bouts of yelping, then complete normalcy 10-20 seconds later.

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Dr Marta Lepes

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