My dog is losing weight except for in her stomach. She is
My dog is losing weight except for in her stomach. She is thin in her whole body but the tummy is fat and feels hard. It also looks like she is losing her appetite. I am scared might be something serious.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?Customer: She is a Labrador, and three years old. Had to batches of babies. Been in hosp for Tick fever and tick bite fever at once. had blood transfusion also.
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My dog Otis was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Saturday
My dog Otis was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Saturday September 17th. We have been giving him insulin but there are still ketones in his urine. Tonight they were small to moderate levels. Is this an emergency that I should take action on by giving him a small dose of insulin to get him through until his next scheduled dose? He developed diarrhea today but otherwise is acting normal but a bit lethargic. Still eating and drinking but is burping. He is 30 lbs and is a middle aged Border Terrier. Thank you...
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Our min pin has cushings disease. Ever since he was
Our min pin has cushings disease. Ever since he was diagnosed he never, I mean never, drinks but still urinates normal amounts several times a day. We've discussed this several times with our vet and he said he must be getting enough from the food he get. We feed organic chicken squash pumpkin rice and unsweetened applesauce. It just seems that the amount he goes seems a lot. He is on 10mg of vetoryl capsules daily. Originally he went to doctor because he was very lethargic and had fever. They did X-rays ultrasounds of abdomen and blood work they found first pancreatitis then enlarged adrenal glands and liver. They did the blood work then gave steroids and blood work etc. was there several hours and came up with the cushings. He truly does not drink. He is in only one large room due to always trying to pee on everything. We never were able to break him of that. Eats that food twice a day about 1/2 cup morning and night. Any other ideas? Thanks. Eric E.
Dr. We have 6 year old Golden doodle, taking Prednisone 10mg
Dr. We have 6 year old Golden doodle, taking Prednisone 10mg (1 + 1/2 tablet 7days, 1 tablet 7 days and now 1 every other day). Dog is in pain every other day (neck, buttocks and back legs), GI, skeletal all ok; no slip discs seen on x-ray. In July we thought and treated for Lyme Disease. but test panel came back negative. Any thoughts?Perplexed.....WJM
My 12 year old female border collie seems to have a urinary
My 12 year old female border collie seems to have a urinary tract infection. Can I give her Macrobid?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the Border collie 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 Border collie's name?Customer: MarleyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Marley?Customer: She has licked her area down there and it is also very irritated.
She is about 10 yrs old - lab mix About 60 lbs She was
She is about 10 yrs old - lab mixAbout 60 lbsShe was spayed as a puppyShe does not currently have a uti nor vaginitisThey are stating her anxiety and panting and the fact that she can randomly jump such as being scared are her symptoms related to cds.She is not urinitating in the houseShe is not hiding behind doors nor furniture.She does not like to stay outside for very long unless we are going for a walk.She doesn't ask to go back outside very soon, just kinda when she needs to go.She answers to me when I call her and/or ask her to go get her toys. Her brain function to me seems pretty normal. The meds they just gave her make her less of a dog than she is today.Her panting and anxiety seem more relative to being overheated or incomfortable to me. Doesn't feel like a mental status kind of thing. It just doesn't fell right to me.
My 2 year old Lhasa Apso tonight was trying to go poop in
My 2 year old Lhasa Apso tonight was trying to go poop in the yard and she couldn't but squatted 2 times to try to go. She has been going poop 2 or three times today without issue and it looked fine. But tonight this started and she actually was whimping while trying to go and nothing came out. Is their anything I can give her that will help. It is 11:15 PM and my vet is closed. Is it dangerous if she cant go ?? I have prevacid in my medicine cabinet would that help.
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She's been diagnosed with a kidney infection - lots of blood
she's been diagnosed with a kidney infection - lots of blood and bacteria in urine. Has been throwing up, diarrhea. The vet is out sick, and she's getting worse. Her blood tests shows AST 11, WBC 3.4, Neutrophil 0.823. We live in a very rural area so not a lot of vets. Should I be concerned? She's taking cipro (makes her very sick so she doesn't eat)JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: noJA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: Are you still there?JA: No. I'm the Veterinarian's Assistant.Customer: is there a vet available?
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