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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Deb

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My 7 year old female great dane has suddenly lost her stability.

My 7 year old female great dane has suddenly lost her stability. Both front and rear legs are wobbly. She doesn't appear to be in any pain and she still has a good appetite.

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Jessica Keay

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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>

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Dr. Gabby

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My puppy has been to the vet three times they cant seen to

my puppy has been to the vet three times they cant seen to give me any answer what wrong with her it started she was limping she not limping to bad now but she walking with her head down even when i call her she has a hard time looking up at me

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Doc Sara

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There I have a 14 month old great dane, Fitz. He has

Hi thereI have a 14 month old great dane, Fitz. He has a very weird red patch on his chest that has been growing. It has little tiny black dots and seems to be losing hair. I would love to send a picture if possible.There is nothing in the area that would be rubbing against it.He was recently diagnosed with wobblers. He has been on steroids tapering for the past three weeks. He is on gabapentin. Sometimes he takes methocarbomol. I recently added a joint supplement. I also tried adding Wellactin (fish oil) but he had lose stool for a week so I stopped it.He has a history of histiocytomas that have gone away on their own. I just want to make sure its not something alarming that I am not treating.

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Dr. Kara

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I have a male Havanese who is just turning 10 this year.

Hi I have a male Havanese who is just turning 10 this year. He is always very lively and wants to play and bark at anything that walks by, and has a lot of personality, and has never had serious health issues. About two months ago, he randomly stopped wanting to jump onto furniture and would yelp if he tried. Our normal vet was out of town so we took him to the animal hospital. The vet there said that it was a slipped disk in his lower back, and put him on a low dose prednisone and methocarbanol and said just to let him rest and the disk would move back into place. After two weeks he had days where he would be heat and days where he was miserable so we took him to our regular vet. He said he thought it was something based in the head or neck, and did a full blood test and everything was normal. We then took him to a neurologist to get his opinion and he did a facial x-ray to make sure he had no facial fractures and said that those were normal. The neurologist agreed it was something in the head/neck/spine. He has put him on a high dose of prednisone and gabapentinol. At this point they have concluded that it is either a brain tumor or some sort of brain disease, and said that it is not likely that it is meningitis. The dog yipes or squeals sometimes when being picked up and has a hard time with motor functions, sometimes falling on his side or wobbling or tripping when he walks. He is alert though, responding to the sound of his name, getting up when he hears me pouring his food. I'm just wondering if there is any other possible explanation for this. The vet I go to seems completely set on it being a brain tumor/cancer, or a disease of the brain.

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