How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Richard Rawling Your Own Question
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling,
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 731
Experience:  Veterinary Surgeon at Tameside Veterinary Clinic
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Richard Rawling is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

He is 10 yrs old, has had some hip & joint problems, so

Customer Question

he is 10 yrs old, has had some hip & joint problems, so giving him halt a little pocket of
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: liLicks mobility & immunity for elder dogs as he seemed to be moaning just a little I thought he might be in pain so bought some dog him half a yablet with his food......we take him for short walks...all prescribed by the vet...he is staying with me while my son is on vacation....yesterday he wasnt eating... (he prbably had eaten too much thst fay)..i was concerned he needed medicine so gave him his doseage with aspirin...mixed with a little organic honey for taste with my finger...he gageed then threw up only once a handful of extremely thick beige colored first I thought it was a worm...but not it was long and almost as thick as my little finger....he slept better last nigh...No noise moaning...but, there is also a 2nd dig younger...he robs 1st dogs concerned if what older dog has is contagious...
JA: This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: no...they live in Washington state...where there are a kot of wild in colorado higher altirude...the younger dog is fine...the older dog is now perkier...only vomited tbat one time...apetite is back...just thought I'd check with you about the mucus...i was curious...
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.

It sounds like he may have eaten something which just has not agreed with his digestive system and his stomach has now expelled it. Sometimes clumps of hair can appear like a long slimy cylinder. If he is showing no further signs, it is unlikely to be a serious issue. There are no worms that tend to grow as fat as you are describing, it is more likely some foreign material he has eaten and it is better out than in.

Expert:  Richard Rawling replied 1 month ago.
Hi Alma,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Richard Rawling