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Here is the scenario: About two years ago, every few months
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We have a Rottweiler mix and he has developed the typical
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My 12 yr.old, 80lb. dog (Duke) went completely paralyzed
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Hello - I took my dog to see the vet yesterday. He determined
Hello - I took my dog to see the vet yesterday. He determined my dog, Julio, has a neck injury. He gave him Rimadyl and a muscle relaxer. I noticed he is very sore in the morning. He doesn't want to g… read more
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Hi -- My dog, a 12-pound yorkie seems to have a bulged disc
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My dog has been unable to walk for the last few days. I am
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I have a 5 year old male miniature dachshund. He is not overweight.
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Hello, My shetland sheepdog has been suffering from arthritis
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My male black is 6 y/o 90 lbs. For the past several months
My male black is 6 y/o 90 lbs. For the past several months he has right front leg limping problems to the point he will lift his paw. After several days of relaxation he is generally better, but when … read more
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Hello, My name is Silvia and I have a 9 year old male lab named
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