He starting urinating blood today. Rusty and hes 18, no
He starting urinating blood today.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Rusty and hes 18JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rusty?Customer: no other symptoms. Eating normally, drinking normally. Ran my hands over him to see if there were any reactions to pain, completely normal.
My 9 year old female Dachshund has recently stopped climbing
My 9 year old female Dachshund has recently stopped climbing stairs (4 days ago). She will go down stairs but not up. If she attempts going up she goes slowly, climbing sideways, leading with her right side. She will do two this way then stop. The most number of steps she needs to climb is three. She doesn't show any signs of pain when attempting to go up stairs, just acts like it's too much effort. Her nails were quite long and curling under so I took her in to get them trimmed today along with a complete grooming. She seems a little happier but is still balking at the stairs. She takes walks and plays the same as before. She did appear to have a fever 2 nights ago but awoke in the morning with a cold wet nose. I have gently palpated her back, legs and paws without reaction. The groomer told me she was good without any negative reactions to her grooming. Her appetite remains good, she is alert and appears strong except when she is faced with climbing the stairs. Is this an early sign of back problems? What can I do to counter this?
My dog is acting strange, he's shaking a little bit and
HelloJA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: My dog is acting strange, he's shaking a little bit and seems lethargic he's walking extra slow isn't really showing much movativation and his back is arched up as well. He's never done this before.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tobby and 11JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tobby?Customer: He's a bichon frise not sure if the breed helps.
She's whining and won't want to get up. I tried picking her
She's whining and won't want to get up. I tried picking her up and see if she would walk and she went straight to her bed but very slowly. She couldn't even get in her bed.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 and age?Customer: Princess. About 13 yearsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Princess?Customer: No
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We have a 6 yr old (best estimate) rescue dachshund. After
We have a 6 yr old (best estimate) rescue dachshund. After we had her spayed she has gained a lot of weight! She has gone from 12 lbs to 22! We know this extra weight is hard on her back. We are the owners of several dachshunds so we know how important it is to protect the back and keep their weight down. We have had her to vet several times regarding this issue. She has been on Hills Science Metabolism food and treats for a year. Initially she lost 2 lbs but no more. She gets 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/4 cup in the evening. She now weighs 20 lbs. She doesn't get any other treats or food. She seems hungry ALL the time.We finally convinced our vet to test her thyroid. It was on the low side of normal so they said it was okay. What type of vet should I take her to who can address her weight issue? We love dearly and want her to live a long healthy life!
My husband was curing sausage jerky in a dehydrator. My 165
my husband was curing sausage jerky in a dehydrator. My 165 pound Newfoundland decided to counter surf and snatched it all. Should I induce vomitting with peroxide as I have had to do with other dogs, rush him to the vet or just wait and watch?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: I'd say a pound of sausage jerky is unusual. Even for Reggie.JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Reggie is a 165 lb., 4 year old Newfoundland on gabapentin after his surgery in June for Wobblers. C6-7 were repaired 6/2/2016. Apparently, he's feeling like his ole' self.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Reggie?Customer: He is healing well after surgery. Able to lift himself w/o pain onto tables and counters. He is a singleton, other siblings were DOA.
We just went on a 10 day vacation and had boarded our dog.
Hi,We just went on a 10 day vacation and had boarded our dog. When we got our dog back home, I noticed that he was reluctant to go up and down the stairs or jump onto the couch. He seems to be walking/running without issues and does not seem to be in any pain. I tried examing his legs but there is nothing obvious to me. I called the boarding location and they reported no incidence and that he did well, ate well, but that he did jump up quite a bit on one of their doors. What do you think may be going on? Do I need to take him to the vet or just wait and see?
I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old.
Hi pearl,JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: I have a male Yorkie, Charlie who just turned 3 years old. Beginning of the year he had a narrow trachea issue which was given antibotics for. He's very mellow but my concern is his depression. I took him to the vet again and they said he has more of a mental issue and provided me with dog Prozac. I have decided to wait on the pills and just take longer walks or runs. He is very spoiled along with his sister Chloe. However Charlie worries me because he struggles to go on walks, I have to carry him half way, he wants to jump in any car thinking we are going somewhere (He loves car rides). anti other dogs with the exception of Chloe. Is afraid to go to the backyard (since 4th of july he's been afraid of the backyard). He only eats his food if I add a topping. He's currently on Merrick little plates- Grain free. was on Signature grain free before. Vet mention I should put him on puppy food. Wondering if the food is his problem. I give him a multi-vitamin with minerals. He gets excited when I come home for work for lunch and also after work, but soon he returns to the room (his safe zone). Today I brought him outdoors with me to sit and close the backdoor so he can use the bathroom. Something else we are having a issue with. He holds it even when we are home. Sorry for the long message, I feel hopeless. I even do the lavender oil vapor in the house for him. He just seems sad but I dont' know why? My husband does travel for work, but I'm not sure if they is it. My other Yorkie use to have separation anxiety as my husband traveled but she has gotten use to it and is a ball of joy. THis is the reason why I got Charlie to be her companion at home :(. His blood work doesn't show any signs. Should I get a second opionion and x-rays? Change his food? Add grains or rice?JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot? The Veterinarian's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. You can tell your Veterinarian that you want to work with someone else and they'll pass your question on to someone else.Customer: Charlie weights 8 lbs and is very thin, I can feel his ribs but doctor said his weight hasn't dropped so not much of a concern just to feed puppy food and give Prozac.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Prozac?Customer: I have not given Charlie the meds yet, I have been using alternative methods instead of being more active. But he quick wants to go back in the car :(
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