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I'm really at my wits and at this point. I have a 5 1/2

I'm really at my wits and at this point. I have a 5 1/2 year-old, neutered, mail, French mastiff, current and up-to-date on all vaccinations. About three weeks ago I took him to the vet because he was barely eating, losing weight, barely drinking water, super sad and had diarrhea very bad. We did a full blood panel, everything came back normal. We did a urinalysis, everything came back normal. We did x-rays, everything came back normal. That had no idea what might be wrong and the only other thing we could do it that point would be an ultrasound. I decided to hold off on the ultrasound, took him back home, a day and a half later he's eating again, drinking water again, gaining weight, going back to his normal self, playful, etc. as though nothing was ever wrong. And he's being his normal self ever cents until yesterday, now the diarrhea has returned, no longer interested in food again, barely drinking water, etc. my dogs are not kenneled, they don't go to dog parks, they don't go to doggy day care, they are inside dogs, they don't eat any human food whatsoever with the exception of the boiled chicken that goes in their dog food. Etc.. I think they are well protected so to speak from "accidentally" getting into something. Plus Capone is super finicky about anything he puts in his mouth. The vet did say taking all things into consideration, his history, the current bloodwork, urinalysis, x-ray, etc. it could possibly be cancer, but she said we don't know that for sure. I don't mind getting the ultrasound done and at this point I will make an appointment for that but I guess after saying all of this I guess my question is is there any other possible explanation, diagnosis, possibility, etc. of what this could be? Some rare form of something that is often times miss diagnosed? Anything like that? Do the symptoms match something that may be my vet has never seen before so therefore they're not familiar with it, etc. anything like that? It's extremely frustrating when you're doing everything you can and you're spending money on all these tests but yet you still don't know what's wrong and there's no formal diagnosis. My dog obviously isn't feeling well and doesn't have good quality of life at the moment.Thank youDonyale

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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My 4 month old golden retriever is very lethargic, not

My 4 month old golden retriever is very lethargic, not responding well to us. He's just laying on the floor looking sad, if you know what I mean. He is usually very hyper and shows typical puppy behaviors like chewing and mouthing on us and everything.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?Customer: RedgieJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rediae?Customer: He had a vaccine and microchip on Monday evening. On Tuesday something happened outside with my husband when he was picking up a shephards hook that had fallen. The end hit him in the face and he was yelping and yelping, visably upset but no visible injuries.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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Dani Rabwin

Small Animal Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 
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My 8.5 week old puppy has clear drainage and congestion

my 8.5 week old puppy has clear drainage and congestion cough and diarrheaJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the puppy's name?Customer: Bella, I have an appointment in the morning with vet, but she didn't want to eat dinner and did not know if there was something I could give her in the mean time.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bella?Customer: not now, i just got her and her brother a week ago from breederJA: 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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Dwight Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

 
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We just got a puppy from my mother in law she was born april

we just got a puppy from my mother in law she was born april 22 and is a yorkie.. the previous owners in which she purchased the dog from didnt inform her of the dog having worms. well she took her to the vet got medicine for her and now she is having a runny stomach with a mucus like blood when she goes to the bathroom. what could be causing the blood?

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

 
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My husband picked us up a 7week old puppy this morning from

my husband picked us up a 7week old puppy this morning from a friend.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: the puppy spent all day with my Inlaws & my kids. was fine all day.JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: but about an hour ago started vomitingJA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: not that I'm aware of but because of something my six year old said earlier I think they may have over fed her throughout the dayJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: BellaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bella?Customer: she vomited about six times all undigested food thanJA: 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.Customer: about three more times just mucus last time slightly blood tinged no foam or bile

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Pet Doc

Senior Small Animal Veterinarian

BVSc

 
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Our dog is being treated disease. Why was he not given a

Our dog is being treated for Lyme disease. Why was he not given a vaccination when it was discovered?

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Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

 
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Our puppy recently came down with parvovirus but was removed

Our puppy recently came down with parvovirus but was removed from the house and put in quarantine before I came home with my adult dog. The house was cleaned and the food and water dishes removed. Now my adult dog is sneezing and coughing. Shows no interest in his usual food. No vomiting or diarrhea but seems lethargic. Is it possible for an adult dog to get distemper from the parvovirus left behind by the puppy? Are distemper and parvovirus even related?

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nekovet

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

 
24,138 satisfied customers
I have an old pitbull that desperately needs her nails

I have an old pitbull that desperately needs her nails trimmed. They are getting dangerously long. She has gone to the vet in the past to get them done but now is old enough that she can NOT get into the car. I have tried to lure her into the car, bought steps, tried a ramp, she won't use any of them, and she can't get in on her own. Additionally she will NOT allow herself to be picked up and put in. She has tried to bite previously before she was put into the car.So, we tried to do it ourselves. She will NOT NOT NOT allow us to even touch her front paws let alone cut her nails. She needs to be sedated. I have tried almost every other the counter calming aid that I can give her in order to be able to cut her nails. They don't affect her one bit. I've also tried a nail file. Again, she won't allow her back paws to be touched.I have tried to find a vet that will come to our house. B/c she hasn't been to the vet in over a year, no one will see her. Especially b/c of her age (14) and her breed.Again her nails are dangerously long!!! and I have NO idea what to do!!!

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Melanie Goble

Owner/Veterinarian

DVM

 
172 satisfied customers
Well I just adopted a 9 week old puppy and we were told that

Well I just adopted a 9 week old puppy and we were told that the puppy had received its 3rd dose of dewormer 4 days ago. This evening we saw one long skinny worm on her bottom. Im concerned.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog 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. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: I do not believe so, we have had her since yesterday about 3:00 central time. Are these worms harmful to my family and our other dogs ?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. Kara

Doctoral Degree

 
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