My daughter lives in Darwin with her 3 yr old Australian
My daughter lives in Darwin with her 3 yr old Australian Cattle Dog who is extremely fit and healthy. We're concerned about leptospirosis due to the tropical climate and the fact that she spends hours at a time swimming, though from what I've read, she should be protected by the chlorine in the pool. She goes camping though, which entails her swimming in creeks, waterfalls and so on. Research regarding the leptospirosis vaccination has given us reason for concern as it appears it could be detrimental, and the advice given is confusing and contradictory. I would really appreciate any advice you can give. My daughter has MS and her dog is her constant companion so, of course, we want her to continue to live a happy, healthy life. Thank you Kind regards. Dianne Brencher
My 13week old puppy has a lump on his jaw - he got his shots
My 13week old puppy has a lump on his jaw - he got his shots last night - could it be from that?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?Customer: BrunoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bruno?Customer: No - he is an active pup - just noticed this when I got home from work & it was marble size then. I called his vet & made an appointment for Monday. But since then it has grown to golf ball size. I did give him half a Venezuela as instructed.
He had his vaccines 2 hours ago and now is acting like he is
he had his vaccines 2 hours ago and now is acting like he is in pain and doesn't want to moveJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: teddy male age 3.5 yearsJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: TeddyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Teddy?Customer: no
I recently moved across the country to Portland Oregon with
I recently moved across the country to Portland Oregon with my 95 pound coonhound/malamute, Parker. Parker has been sluggish and depressed the past 3 weeks since we arrived in Portland, but every once in a while over the past week or so, she's her old self....getting into everything and super playful. Not once in past 4 weeks has she turned down a walk. She loves her way! On Friday...2 days ago...I took her to meet potentialnew vet and to gethe laptop vaccinat6,as she was due. Vet noted good health at checkup and administered vaccine. Parker was fine (tired) that evening and all day yesterday into this morning. This afternoon she's gotten very weak, does not want to walk, had to be encouraged to come to eat dinner (she ate all, but normally she's so excited about dinner time that she runs in circles a whimpers while I get it), and seems to only feel comfortable walking 30-40 feet and then lays down.I can tell she doesn't feel well at all. No vomiting, no diarrhea. Not panting and heartbeat feels normal. I don't have a thermometer, so I can't take temperature.I'm concernedit may be reaction to lepto vaccine. She's never had problem before, but new vet in new region....could vaccine be different? I don'twant to rush off to emergency clinic if I'm overreacting
Veterinarian and practice owner
My 5months old chuwawa won't eat or drink this morning and I
My 5months old chuwawa won't eat or drink this morning and I hear his stomach growling loud he just wants to sleep I'm worried should I get him to get check up pls help he just got his dewormer and parvovirus shot 2days ago
My 15 year old Lhasa died after going about 11 days without
My 15 year old Lhasa died after going about 11 days without eating. He was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease a few months ago and I'm pretty sure he had doggie dementia. I took him to Vet when he didn't eat anything all day.this was not all that unusual cause sometimes he would skip a day or two. But he seemed to have trouble popping. He would walk a few steps, squat but nothing would happen. He kept repeating this and never pooped. This is why I took him to Vet. Also his annual shots were due. Well after his shots he never wanted to eat again. They tried different foods and he had fluids intravenously. Vet said he was too nauseated to eat. They sorta blame the kidney disease. I feel like those shots were the reason he got sick and he was too old for shots. If only I had not allowed them to give him the shots,he would be with me today. I miss him so very much. What do you think happened?
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
I have a 10 year old male Coton. He has had a couple
Hi, I have a 10 year old male Coton. He has had a couple cauliflower pink warts, 1 on his back and one on the tail for about a year or two. He had his yearly vaccination about 6-7 weeks ago and new one are appearing like crazy, 6 to February exact, all on his back, shoulder and thighs. They are very itchy and my vet only wants to give him a steroid or apoquel which I refuse to do. Is thuja effective and how much would I give orally? Could I also use it topically? Should I ask him to crush a few and give him azithromycin?
doctor of veterinary medicine
I have a lab puppy 5mo the old and she is puking and has
I have a lab puppy 5mo the old and she is puking and has diarhea. She had her rabies vaccine and kennel cough yesterday. Is this related or should I be concerned?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the puppy eat anything unusual?Customer: No more then usual... grass, her food etc.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?Customer: Like?
My dog is pacing slowly back and forth, Emma, she is 3, No
My dog is pacing slowly back and forthJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Emma, she is 3JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Emma?Customer: No she's usually very healthy