He does not let me touch his front right paw. Also, he is
Hi, he does not let me touch his front right paw. Also, he is been limpingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Giant schnauzerJA: OK. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: I'm there is nothing on his foot. It seems to be on top of his foot on the posterior portion of his legJA: What is the giant schnauzer's name and age?Customer: Onyx, 1 yearJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Onyx?Customer: No, he had a clean bill of health about 2 months ago
I rescued a border collie/lab mix in November. His heartworm
I rescued a border collie/lab mix in November. His heartworm test came back negative and he was put on preventative. Unfortunately, seven months later (yesterday) he was tested again routinely and it came back positive. I'm devasted. Additionally, the vet called today and indicated that hisblood work came back high and that indicates kidney disfunction?? (Creatinin and BUN were normal). He wants me to obtain first morning urine from him this week to evaluate further. Since I hung up, I have a billion questions, and they are now closed. In an effort to sleep tonight, I wanted to ask you.* Does this indicate (or could it indicate) leptosporsis infection that perhaps went untreated? (He was a stray down south and I know they have higher incidence of lepto). If so, I'm a little worried about obtaining urine specimin from him and contracting it myself.* If he had lepto, could he have cleared that infection? Will he always be contagious?(He did have the lepto vaccine when I adopted him, with diarrhea afterward)* Could dehydration have caused elevated SDMA?* Any other causes of elevated SDMA other than kindney disease?* Could hearworm causes elevated SDMA?He's only two years old! :(
I noticed my dog has a large lump under his skin next to his
Hello. I noticed my dog has a large lump under his skin next to his penis and the vet isn't opened until Monday. He is fixed.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 dog's name and age?Customer: Killian, he is 20 months oldJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Killian?Customer: No other health concerns. He is up to date on all shots
This Thurs our vet had to catheterize and drain his bladder.
This Thurs our vet had to catheterize and drain his bladder. Xrays show a stone. Doc put on antibiotics and said many dogs live with stones for years. Tonight he started peeing blood again no urine or just a tiny bit at first. Of course our vets closed till MondayJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: LuckyJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucky?Customer: About 10 yrs old,,, Maybe Japanese Chin / Papillon mix..
Dog not eating just drinking water a lot. Golden 7 years
Dog not eating just drinking water a lot.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Golden 7 years old. She is in heatJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Golden?Customer: No
I have some questions about my 14 yr old male lab, He is old
Hi. I have some questions about my 14 yr old male labJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: He is old & failing. Vet had xrays of 4 vertebrae fused together at shoulder. Because of this, he has lack of feeling in his hind quartersJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: He occasionally poops unexpectedly because he doesn't realize he's pooping. Often times we find him laying in it :(JA: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name?Customer: Most recently (pass 4 days) he has begun urinating uncontrollably in the house. I have noticed the urine has a very string foul smell. My husband thinks its time to put him down.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Could the urinating be associated with the lack of feeling or an infection?
I was just googling for my Mothers dog. The dog is older,
Hi, I was just googling for my Mothers dog. The dog is older, said she threw up yesterday about 4 times a white milky substance and her back legs were not moving. No eating or drinking yesterday. Today, she is walking again and drank a little water. She thinks she may have had a stroke. I was wondering if could have been bitten by a spider. Unfortunately, my mom lives in a different state and can't afford to take her to a vet.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 the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Not that I know of. Just she is a poodle and very much on the older side. Any advice on what to look for.
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We just came home and found that our cat knocked over a
Hello. We just came home and found that our cat knocked over a container of cupcakes and our yellow lab ate all 6 cupcakes. I do not know the type of chocolate. Three of the cupcakes were chocolate. The dog is 100-105 pounds. He ate them about 2-4 hours ago. Should I give him activated charcoal? We can not reach our vet.
My dog is drinking a lot of water and is acting very tired.
My dog is drinking a lot of water and is acting very tired. I suspect he has diabetes. I did a urine check and showed very high in sugar spill. I can't take him to the vet until next friday, but I do have insulin here thai I used for my othrr dog who has passed.what I would like to know is how much insulin I should used, a low dose until next friday to help him out. I kmow with cheeto we started with 9 units and then eventually 30 units. I just want to give him a .ittle relief until we get his blood work. I'm very familar with a dog with diabetes. Please advice me. Thank you SuenoJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help Sueno. How old is Sueno?Customer: 10 years old, he has also lost 2 pounds in a short while.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sueno?Customer: No.