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German Shepherd 9 years old, wobblers. using 40mg prednisone

German Shepherd 9 years old, wobblers. using 40mg prednisone daily. can't walk if dosage is tapered down. Major infection now in right front leg. back legs are becoming useless.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Elbow has abseesed, has a hole the size of a nickel.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Jesse JamesJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jesse James?Customer: Had MRI, spinal tap, blood work, specialist said surgery of the spine would only slow progress, he can no longer walk or posture for bowl movement. appitite is still good.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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I have a one year old Great Dane puppy that came from a

I have a one year old Great Dane puppy that came from a backyard breeder who dumped all the black ones at a rescue because " black dogs don't sell ". He recently has started to show pretty bow-legged in the hind, has one hard bony lumps like on the side of each knee, is sort of struggling to stand up, and loves to ride but doesn't want to jump up. He is seeing our vet tomorrow...I have Googled the crap out of it, not finding out much except have excluded Wobblers. Your thoughts?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the great dane's name?Customer: Monstro. It was the whale in Pinocchio that swallowed them in the boat. He's marked like him. Lol!JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Monstro?Customer: Came from a Dane rescue in Texas, in transport for two days, arrived half dead, underweight, dehydrated, mal-nourished, and spent six days with our vet upon arrive. Very sick little guy. Mom yeah, neutered at six weeks. State law in Texas before any adoption. Idiots.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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Last Thurs Feb 9 my dog woke me up at 5am so I let him

Last Thurs Feb 9 my dog woke me up at 5am so I let him outside and saw he was going poop, then I came home from work later that day and found that he had an accident in the house diarrhea everywhere, no pee. I cleaned it up and fed him like I normally do when I got home from work, I usually put his food in the kong wobbler so he plays with it and his food falls out, but he had no interest in it today, I thought because his stomach was upset, so I took the food out of the toy and put it in his dish, he sniffed it and then slowly ate it. Left the house for a bit again and came home to another accident of diarrhea and pee this time. next day I went and bought organic pumpkin from pet store to add to his food, using 1tbspoon per 10lbs like it said on the can, he ate it with his food in the dish but not much enthusiasim still for eating the food. no accident this day but his stools outside were still a bit watery/soft. The pumpkin helped to harden his stools I think the next day but it would be on and off harder to more watery soft stools. He wasnt going anymore or less then usual also, just normal amounts per day. He has had no interest in playing wih his kong wobbler where I feed him from though since thursday, He usually is so excited when I take it out jumping in excitement, and even when I put the food in his dish or drop one on the floor he has no interest. He still has interest for some treats, I asked him to do some things like sit down shake paw etc and he did all of them and took the treats no problem. There hasnt been any change in his diet that I know of, The only thing that happened last week that was new was that he decided to try to eat some of my plant leaf that fell off I guess while I was at work, it was in pieces when I got home but looked like most pieces were there, he has done this before once or twice and just spit it out and i find little green "puke" spots around which is what i saw this last week too making me think this wasnt the reason but I have no idea now. the plant is called a fiddle leaf fig tree. His energy levels are the same, unchanged, no other strange behaviour, doesnt seem to care if I touch his stomach area /behind. Wondering why his sudden loss of appetite for his dry food/feeding toy plus the soft/watery stools????

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Dr. Peter

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4yr old English mstiff being treated for severe arthritis in

4yr old English mstiff being treated for severe arthritis in lower spine. on Prednesone (weaning off at 3/4 tab dailhy original dose was 75 mg twice daily, Just started adding 400mg gabanpentin twice daily. He falls and wobbles (like wobblers) but not diagnosed with that can I safely give him Zyflamend Whole Body . I gave him one this morning. When I came home from work he was overactive trying to play a little and now he cannot even stay on his feet.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name?Customer: LukeJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Luke?Customer: Has excellent hips but very narrow pelvis I adopted him one ;;year ago from Matiff Rescue Fl and He has always walked funny kind of sideways and threw right hind leg out to side when he walked

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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He has been on Azithromycin and prednisone. He was running a

He has been on Azithromycin and prednisone. He was running a high fever with swollen glands. We finished the dose of antibiotics and are just finishing the steroids this week. His glands are still swollen(not as much). He is eating and drinking but is gurgling. I keep telling him to bring it up and spit it out but he doesn't. I know there is a possibility of cancer but before I allow my mind to go there I thought I would research blockages and other possible causes, even possibly a toothache? Any suggestions?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Duke, I think he is around 6 but am not sure as he is a rescue. He is a great dane, with wobblers, cherry eye and some deformity in his lower extremities. hE'S lost about 15 lbs in the last 6 months and of course has no muscle tone due to wobblers.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Duke?Customer: We ran blood work but were unable to determine presence of cancer due to steroids and he bleeds alot on his feet because of the deformities so his white blood cell count was elevated.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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I have a German Shepard. He is just crying when he moves

I have a German Shepard. He is just crying when he moves sometimes but not all the time.I think he may have sprained something. He is walking fine and we can't find any cuts, or injuries at all. My vet couldn't get him in till Thursday.

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Dr. Amanda

Owner of CMVS

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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.

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

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My 4 yr. old female doberman, acting like, back hurting,

my 4 yr. old female doberman, acting like , back hurting, barely walk, difficult to get hind quarters standing up.able to walk than very slowly. ocassionaly breaths very like hipro ventalling, for short well,with out exertion. am so very concerned about her. vet prescribed, smz-tmp-960 one tab twice a day, as a precaution. dog had all shots in nov. of 2015. your help appreciated, please....

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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DVM

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Bane is a 90lb pitbull. About 4-5 days ago I noticed that his

Bane is a 90lb pitbull. About 4-5 days ago I noticed that his stomach was hanging down on the right side of his groin so much that you could no longer see his penis (like you could from the left side view) as well as he has some redness with a few little bumps. One of the bumps formed a white/yellowish head. I wiped the area with a cotton swab soaked in peroxide. He will allow me to touch the area without obvious signs of discomfort but he doesn't want me poking around very long before he gets anxious an wants to get up. He has been suddenly sitting down and trying to bite at his tail the last few days.. This morning while taking him outside to potty I did notice that he has a small amount of red blood in his feces. The swelling hasn't gone down, the redness still persists but there are no changes in his behavior or eating/drinking pattern. Please help? Any advice ?

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Dr. Peter

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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