Our 20 pound westie was limping and not using her right
Our 20 pound westie was limping and not using her right front leg. No films taken but negative for lyme disease. She did have lyme disease in 2015 . We always gave faithfully her Frontline plus and were never told about a vaccine for lyme disease . Luci has been on Prednisolone 5 mg twice daily for 7 days and now is on 2.5 mg for the last five days. There are 2 days left on this on this dose but we called the Vet tonight because Lucy has not been acting normally and has been wetting herself often. The vet's asst called us back and told us to stop the prednisolone immediately. I am not sure this is the correct way to wean off this medicine. I am a Dentist and probably would have personally talked to pt . We can live with these side effects but wanted some reassurances. When Lucy contracted Lyme disease before we had several visits before lyme tests were conducted. We live on 75 acres in the country and I would think with her symptoms lyme disease would be near top of the list ....Right now we are thinking to just go ahead with the dosage tapering unless you advice otherwise. We have not been able to talk to the vet on phone. Thanks you for any advice. Pam and ***** *****JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Yes but vet took no films and asked if we wanted x-rays. We said yes but none were takenJA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about us?Customer: She is not limping now but does not act normally. She is not on any antibiotics now. Thanks
I have a 10 week rhodesian, rhodesian ridgeback puppy, She
I have a 10 week rhodesianJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: rhodesian ridgeback puppyJA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the Rhodesian unknown-word?Customer: She is up to date on all vaccines she has these cyst like, almost like pimples on her underside near her nipplesJA: Where does the Rhodesian unknown-word seem to hurt?Customer: she is always scratching and itching in her lower extremititesJA: Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the Rhodesian unknown-word's name?Customer: she has been washed and given oral flea medicanJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Rhodesian unknown-word?Customer: no but im wondering if i should take her back to the vet to look at these
I shut the door on my dog leg I didnt see him right behind
Hi I shut the door on my dog leg I didnt see him right behind me and a little but of hair ripped off on both sides with a little bleeding on the skin. He is able to move it but doesnt want to walk on it. Now he's licking the wound. Should I rush him to the vet or should i wrap it and is there anything I can give him to ease the pain and inflammation like ibuprofen? So far i have just been putting ice on it. He is fine with me touching it and putting pressure.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your dog bleeding a lot?Customer: No not alot very littleJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Bam and he is 6 years oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bam?Customer: No. He is healthy has all vaccines
About a week ago we had a package dropped off where my 6 mo
About a week ago we had a package dropped off where my 6 mo old mini bull terrier is and of course he tore it up and started having decreased appetite and I assumed it was bc he ate tape and styrofoam he vomited had diarrhea the next morning and vomiting the next which was just white foamy stuff in the morning so we had to hold off on last set of vaccines until this week. The whole week he was acting fine just not as excited to eat as usual so to help clear out whatever he ate I would give him pumpkin purée. So yesterday we took him for his last shots which included the deworming yellow liquid that is given by mouth. This morning when I went out to feed him I saw fo***** ***** vomit and when I got closer to inspect there were stools with "spaghetti" running through it. Does he need more deworming medication? I pick up after him and this is the first time I've seen the spaghetti in his stool.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the bull terrier will be able to digest that. What is the bull terrier's name?Customer: Darth VaderJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Vader?Customer: No he's been acting normal just the decrease in his appetite unless it's the pumpkin he's not too excited... we feed him the Merricks grain free puppy kibble
My puppy has had her first injection and is 8 weeks old.
My puppy has had her first injection and is 8 weeks old. Today she had a little bit of stagnant water from a bucket when going out for a wee. I stopped her but now am worried as she has not had her second injection.
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 adopted a border collie 1 week ago from Utah Humane
I adopted a border collie 1 week ago from Utah Humane Society. They gave her immunizations for Bordetella, deworm, dhpp and spay surgery. About 3 - 4 days ago she started coughing and would kind of gag. Once in a while she will spit up a frothy stuff. She is still mostly active, but I can see that she has slowed down a bit. I am having a hard time getting her to eat. I had an initial exam done by my vet and he told me that BC's are not as interested in food as long as she drinks. I don't want her to suffer. Could this just be a case of Kennel Cough even though she had the immunization, and she should get over it in a while?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the Border collie's name?Customer: ShadowJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shadow?Customer: I don't know anything about her past. I just adopted her.