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My 13 year old lab mix has a foot pad that keeps swelling

My 13 year old lab mix has a foot pad that keeps swelling up, then breaks open and bleeds. It happens almost every 3 weeks and it is making it hard for him to rise. I have tried Epsom salt poultice, betadine soaks, which helps break open the abscess so it can heal but it never goes away. Any more suggestions?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Our beagle terrier mix died three weeks ago. He was being

Our beagle terrier mix died three weeks ago. He was being treated for masticular myositis (autoimmune disease- inflamation of the jaw). He had been taking methylprednisone (4mg) tablets for a couple of months and appeared to be improving. Our regular vet was concerned that he might be losing more muscle mass in his faced so referred him to a specialist. She prescribed 10m tablets of prednisone daily. He took it for about a week and a half and developed rapid breathing. I called and she said it was a side effect of the prednisone. Two days later he spent all night panting and could not lay down for long. We were on our way to emergency the next morning and he died in the car. When my husband picked him up to carry him in to the vets office, blood came streaming out of his mouth. (we were away from home so had to take him into a local vet. The specialist who treated him claimed it could not have been the prednisone. My husband and I think he was over medicated. Our sweet Eddy was 21 pounds and only 4 years old. We would like your thoughts. Thank you.

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Dr. Bruce

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My French bulldog just woke up - has an odd limp all of a

My French bulldog just woke up - has an odd limp all of a sudden - left hind leg - seems to be dropping as she walks - doesn't seem to hurt and no injury at any point in the less few days - she does have very minor signs of hip dysplasia from past xrays - vet said she'd list it as barely 10% - should I be concerned?

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Melanie Goble

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We have a black lab that we discovered got in the pantry and

We have a black lab that we discovered got in the pantry and ate 2 Nature Valley Fruit and Nut granola bars, 2 Sunbelt fudge dipped granola bars, 2 fig breakfast bars and some chocolate stars. We came home to find her very bloated, leaking gas and uncomfortable. We gave her one gas x and are wondering if there is anything else we can do to make her more comfortable? I know that several ingredients are not safe such as raisins, figs and chocolate....any help/advice is appreciated!

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Dr. Altman

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My dogs ate some snake repellent. The ingredients are mint

My dogs ate some snake repellent. The ingredients are mint oil sodium lauryl sulfate fine oil light putrescent whole egg solids potassium sorbate iron oxide and sodium benzoate . I have 3 dogs a maltipoo a Cocker and a basset. Is this snake repellent poisonous? What should I do?

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Dr. Altman

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Our dog ate Styrofoam and plastic wrap, Fairly small

Our dog ate Styrofoam and plastic wrapJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Fairly small amounts. Dog is two yearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dog?Customer: Also lots of corn bread, that was what he was afterJA: 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. Peter

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My 1 yr old lab has papilloma. He has about 5 warts in s

My 1 yr old lab has papilloma. He has about 5 warts in his mouth. How long is he contagious? Is there anything I can do to help him heal faster?

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Jennifer Welsh

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She is a 16+ year old JR terrier, drinks very little water,

she is a 16+ year old JR terrier, drinks very little water, won't eat, loss of balance. Looks to be Vestibular diseaseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the terrier's name?Customer: VlekjeJA: Huh?Customer: its Dutch for "little Spot"JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the terrier?Customer: seems to have limited sense of balance. Seems dazed and confused, almost like a she a had stroke, so I seem to think its more indopathic Vestibular disease. No head trauma, no sizes of ear infection. She seem ot have it a few months ago, went away after about a week, be this seems to be more severe bout of it.JA: There are all sorts of infestations the terrier 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. 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. Bruce

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My chihuahua/Whipit mix wont jump on the couch or the bed,

My chihuahua/Whipit mix wont jump on the couch or the bed, No matter how hard you try to get her to do it. I examined her back legs and nothing seems broken. She was fine just a few days ago.

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Dr. Bruce

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