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.
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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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.
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....
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 ?
We have an 8 year old Bernese mountain dog with Wobblers
We have an 8 year old Bernese mountain dog with Wobblers disease..a cervical myelopathy..he had corrective surgery six years ago..about a year ago he started to get weak in rear legs..his neurologist put him on 10 MGM of the prednisone daily with good success..now for a few weeks we see the weakness returning ..he is fine otherwise..just has tough RJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Trouble getting up off hardwood, climbing too many stairs, refusing longer walks..so he is deteriorating..we wonder if before he loses any more ground if we can increase his prednisone and to what and maybe be allowed one more response..he seems so alert and loving..it is almost like committing murder to out him to sleep,...Robin ********JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Great Dane, approximately six years. Was prescribed gabapentin.
Great Dane, approximately six years. Was prescribed gabapentin. Also on proin and female hormone therapy for incontinence. About a week after beginning gabapentin has begun to experience incontinence again. Trying to find if gabapentin can be the cause.JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: Great Dane, approximately six years. Was prescribed gabapentin. Also on proin and female hormone therapy for incontinence. About a week after beginning gabapentin has begun to experience incontinence again. Trying to find if gabapentin can be the cause.JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: Surgical vet believes she may have wobblers.JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: No.JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?Customer: Yes, she's also on thyroid medication. She's fed Pedigree adult. Does appear to be drinking more than she did prior to gabapentin.JA: OK. No appetite problems. What is the dog's name?Customer: Ginger. She is a rescue we found in the pound about four years ago. But certain she is a Dane. We've had two before.JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?Customer: No. Just trying to find out if the gabapentin is causing the new episodes of incontinence. Alternative medications?JA: 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 connect you two.
Our 6 year old American Mastiff has wobblers. She is and has
Our 6 year old American Mastiff has wobblers. She is and has been on 2 -100 mg of Carpaquin every 12 hours for the past couple of years. However, we were away this weekend and came home with her unable to move her head and is having trouble putting pressure on her front right leg. She did not eat for 2 days and seems to be in pain. Can we give her Gabapentin along with her usual carpequin to ease her pain until we get to see the vet tomorrow? I have gabapentin/300mg. capsules here.
My 11 1/2 year old Rottweiler/Gordon setter mix seems to be
My 11 1/2 year old Rottweiler/Gordon setter mix seems to be losing control of her hind legs. She slides on concrete and tile flooring and her legs go out from under her. This happens mostly when she's excited, i.e., another dog goes by. Is this a serious system or "just" old age>