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My nursing female dachsund, i know I spelled that wrong but

my nursing female dachsundJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dachshund?Customer: i know I spelled that wrong but her back nipples are swollen... they do not seem painful but i cant get pups to nurse them to help relieve her. what can I do to help relieve her.JA: What is the dachshund's name and age?Customer: Charlotte and she is 2JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlotte?Customer: this is her first litter

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Dr. Jo

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My who is an English bulldog can into heat and because of

my bitch who is an English bulldog can into heat and because of the 4th of July holiday the semen could not be shipped on the 4th and was sent out the following day. Her progesterone levels went from a 2.3 to a 10.8 on the 4th she wasn't able to be inseminated until the 6th which I fear her levels were to high. The 6th was her 13th day of her cycle.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Yesterday she started having clear discharge come out and I took her in. No fear, no order, a very very slight white color in the discharge.JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Ultrasound done but it is has only be 3 weeks since insemination. The vet said she did not see any puppies but also said that it is still to early to see any if there was any. Can there still be a chance she is pregnant?JA: We need to be extra careful with pregnancies, so we'll need to connect you with the Veterinarian ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: She has always been healthy and there are no reproductive issues.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I imported a pregnant german shepherd 3 days ago, she is due

I imported a pregnant german shepherd 3 days ago, she is due to whelp in 5 days, she is acting very stressed and has diahrea and wont eat well,mher temp is 102 and i can feel the puppies move, i have imported many pregnant bitches before, but this one seems too stressed, i imagine the food change has to do with her diahrrea, but waht can i give her that is safe to get her stress level down?

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog has a temperature of 102 and has no appetite ,however

My dog has a temperature of 102 and has no appetite ,however she gave birth 2 days ago of a litter of 11JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: KalouJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kalos?Customer: Less energy than usual but I put that down to the labour ,I am suspecting metritisJA: 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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I have a question about a puppy who has been separated from

I have a question about a puppy who has been separated from her mother. The litter appears to be 3x's bigger in weight and overall size compared to this puppy. I have removed this puppy from her pack because she was not eating and has bad diarrhea. Her poop is dark green. She will not interact with her litter mates and will hide in the corner of the whelping box.She appears to be the runt although I might just be assuming so based on her weight.My question is regarding removal from the litter mates completely while she gets better or do I put her back into the whelping box ? I know it is important for puppies to be with other dogs to develop skills needed in life. I have been giving this pup a lot of love and affection and she sleeps bundled up in her favorite blanket next to me at night. I just want this pup to have the best shot at getting what she needs to get better.Please advise.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

16,768 satisfied customers
8 day old puppy has a very swollen shoulder : Belle : She

8 day old puppy has a very swollen shoulderJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: BelleJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Belle?Customer: She was totally fine up until Thursday. When I checked on her that afternoon she was by herself and it didn't look good. Oh and she is the runt of the litter. I started syringe feeding her every 2 hours and by yesterday she was strong enough to suck a bottle and even off her mom but yesterday morning I noticed her shoulder starting to swell and by last night it was very swollen. Also, Thursday when I picked her up out of the whelping box the shoulder seemed like it hurt her, she cried a bunch but then stopped and seemed fine. Not the thing is huge. She does still use it to crawl around but it's hard for herJA: The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. 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. Joey

Veterinarian

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I have a Pomeranian bred in March and was Due May 22. She

I have a Pomeranian bred in March and was Due May 22. She was taken to vet for checkup at 1 and 1/2 weeks and he did her rabies and told us to bring her back after 21 days. During the 2 1/2 weeks she began bleeding for a day or more and when we took her in at 23 days he said she was not pregnant, that she lost her babes.We didn't think any more until yesterday she started licking herself. We checked her and tonight she has 2 nipples with white coming out. She feels a little bit rounded there and her nipples are starting to hang.Could she still be pregnant?

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Dr. B.

Veterinary Degree (BVMS)

26,114 satisfied customers
She didn't eat breakfast, and now hasn't eaten her dinner.

She didn't eat breakfast, and now hasn't eaten her dinner. She's been lethargic and drooling all day. She's a Lab, and her favorite time of day is when we play ball. Just now, she wouldn't even chase the first one I hit for her. Unless there's a clear change for the better by tomorrow morning, I'll take her to the vet. But is this an emergency? Must I take her to the emergency vet tonight?JA: 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: Bailey is almost 7. Last night she chewed up two 4" pieces of rolled rawhide, which has never been a problem in the past.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bailey?Customer: When she was a youngster, she ingested some denim and underwent surgery to remove it. She successfully whelped a litter of 9 when she was three.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. Gabby

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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My dog had primary uterine inertia on her first litter: bulging

My dog had primary uterine inertia on her first litter: bulging fetal sac without the initiation of uterine contractions, no maternal distress followed by a c-section with all puppies alive and healthy. My question is, is this a one time event, or is it most likely to reoccur if the dog is breed again? Is this a genetic problem that can be passed on to the next generation?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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