I have a video but my miniature pinscher (21 months, 13 lbs)
I have a video but my miniature pinscher (21 months, 13 lbs) for 2.5 days has been constantly licking his body and paws. He bending his neck to reach back to his sides and even tumbles over trying to lick himself. He is primarily an indoor dog and I live in a very clean and perfectly sanitary home, alone with no other pets . The dog had a bath the day before he started this behavior and I haven't changed his shampoo for food so I cannot understand why this behavior change. He did not get injured and I was with him over the weekend almost the entire time and didn't notice any trauma. For these past two days he has been sniffing a lot and even sniffing and licking the air. He is not calming down. I'm holding him right now so he calms down and he is constantly yawning and sniffing. I brought him to a veterinarian yesterday morning and the vet inspected his anal glands and his eyes and his ears and said there is nothing physically wrong. What could this be? This dog has had the nicest and cutest most perfect temperament and is a well trained, sweet dog. It is heartbreaking to watch him do this constantly. How do I post a video? What is this?Nikki (NY)
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My 9 week old lab has loose stools, some blood in it and has
My 9 week old lab has loose stools, some blood in it and has pooed 5 times in 8 hours - is this normal? He hasn't once pooed on his training mat!!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: LouisJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Louis?Customer: No, I don't think so
My question is about my chiweenie. I know she has anxiety
Hello, my question is about my chiweenie. I know she has anxiety issues and that occurs typically: in the car, around new people, etc. but my concern is I will be fast asleep and wake up in the middle of the night or early morning and she'll be shivering so severely it shakes my whole bed. I'll take her outside to see if that's the problem, but we come back and she's still doing it. She has food and water disposable to her. So I really just don't understand why she does this. Please help.
I have a 6 year old pure bred mini dachshund who began
I have a 6 year old pure bred mini dachshund who began vomiting 2 - 3 times daily. It has been only controlled with Cerenia. Bloodwork indicates below normal liver enzymes and cholesterol. Radiographic imaging indicates a circular mildly radiodense mass in the location of, and the approximate size of, the left kidney. She was originally 10 lbs 2 oz but has dropped weight to under 8 lbs 12 oz in about 1 week. Her rib cage and spine are clearly visible through her skin. She will drink water but refuses to eat anything. I suspect cancer. she is scheduled for explotatory surgery on Tuesday however I feel she may not be up to the procedure and especially if it involves the removal of a large tumor, which I expect it will. I'm considering euthenasia instead of surgery. I am a retired Chiropractic physician however this is way outside my scope. Your input would be appreciated.James F. Hankison, DC
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He's a 6 yr old neutered male. He normally eats twice daily
He's a 6 yr old neutered male ***** *****. He normally eats twice daily with dog treats in between.He eats DARWINS raw chicken complete diet that arrives fresh frozen every three months. It's also supplemented with Evangers canned dog food.He's been healthy but this morning he got me up at 5:30 so I made his breakfast and he didn't want it. He didn't want any scrambled egg later, not a tiny piece of grilled cheese to entice him. He had one stool in early afternoon and peed once. He's paper trained and hadn't been out on 3 days.He's very quiet. He wanted to be held earlier but not really now.For the past 15 minutes I noticed when he got himself up he was slinking along with a lowerMore droopy stance then usual. He also stops to stretch a lot. He usually only does that when he gets up in the morning or after a long nap.I don't think he feels comfortable as earlier today he would change place every so often and couldn't settle and stay in one spot.His GI tract had been gurgling for the pad 3-4 hours.He feels normal to the touch temp wise, but I haven't taken his temp yet.I think it's an upset stomach or intestines.Me hasn't vomited or even tired. He had no interest in food or water.Come to think of it last night at diner he walked away from his food until I put some tiny pieces of Bologna in it. I haven't tried that today as I think something is up.Jake is between 15-16 lbs.Any ideas, besides taking his temp?ThanksJA: 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 the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Not really. He likes to play with his stuffed toys and rubberized toys. No rawhide or bones. Maybe he ingested a piece of his new stuffed toy. He always disembowels them. Natural terror I'd say.
My dog eats his own potty. He is 5 month old and we didn't
My dog eats his own potty. He is 5 month old and we didn't observe this behavior in the beginning. While in last couple of months, we are not able to take him out for potty and he is doing it inside the apartment as we don't have backyard and he is still not potty trained.While initially we thought it could be driven due to embarrassment due to shouting over him when doing potty, stopping that from our end has still not helped the purpose.
Today my dog started crossing his back legs while standing
hello. today my dog started crossing his back legs while standing and can't seem to jump up on the couch. he's eating, drinking and going the bathroom, but is labored going up stairsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: i did, and there isn't anything i can see. I'm trying to decide if I should bring him to the emergency vet tonight or if it might be ok to wait until the morningJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: scout and he's 10. he's a beagleJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about scout?Customer: no, he's been generally healthy
I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of
I have a flat coat retriever and she pants heavily most of ther time. The vet has run many different tests and can not find any thing wrong. She does have anxiety issues but only with thunderstorms and guns. I am really concerned that nothing seems to help. Any suggestions? I am affraid she is going to pant herself to deathJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I do give her Novox for hip dysplaysia and 2 mg alprazolam before a storm comes ( which doesnt work till the storm is over)
Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly
Female 3yrs Maltipoo..paper trained from first. Suddenly peeing and pooping everywhere except paper. Why? Help!JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: SugarJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sugar?Customer: Funny ,busy,easytotrain until now.