Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

10 year old yellow lab with droopy eyes,sneezing and

Customer Question
10 year old yellow...

10 year old yellow lab with droopy eyes,sneezing and constantly drinking but the water doesn't go down in the bowl.what could it be

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Otto.hes got hip dysplasia,Lyme and arthritis

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

No he goes to the vet at 12 but I just want to know what they think so I can be prepared

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
10/4/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 33,760
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Otto. Droopy eyes (ptosis) in conjunction with difficulty to prehend food or drink suggests a polyneuropathy (more than one nerve involved) such as might be caused by neoplasia in Otto's central nervous system. The eye droop is consistent with facial nerve paralysis while difficulty eating/drinking/swallowing is associated with the geriatric onset laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy (GOLPP). Otto's vet will need to perform a thorough physical and neuroogic exam on Otto who might be referred to a specialist veterinary neurologist (www.acvim.org) who is best equipped to perform the advanced diagnostics needed in such a patient; MRI of Otto's brain is likely to be recommended. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Does that mean possible stroke or cancer.hes eating fine and going to the bathroom fine.im just worried cause my husband is working o er an hour away and is it curible
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Yes, a cancer involving his brain is an important consideration at Otto's age. He's not acting as if he'd been stroked, however. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 33,760
33,760 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,147 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My dog was diagnosed with a brain tumor or immune disorder
My dog was diagnosed with a brain tumor or immune disorder about 15 months ago. We did not do the MRI because of the expense so based on her symptoms the neurolgy vet believes it is one of thse 2 diag… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
939 satisfied customers
She is a 13 year old Belgian Tervuran, diagnosed with Lyme
She is a 13 year old Belgian Tervuran, diagnosed with Lyme April 18,2018. On Doxycycline sine that date, two 100mg pills per day, evenly spaced (8am, 5pm) She has stopped eating, making it difficult t… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,399 satisfied customers
A lot of sneezing and reverse sneezing. Missy and 9 years
a lot of sneezing and reverse sneezing JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Missy and 9 years old JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian sh… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
33,760 satisfied customers
My dog had some eye discharge yesterday and sneezing, she
My dog had some green eye discharge yesterday and sneezing, she threw up this morning. Can I wait to see if it passes or should she go to a vet? … read more
Kristen Olson
Kristen Olson
Associate Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
7 satisfied customers
My boyfriend's dog was diagnosed with Lyme this past fall.
My boyfriend's dog was diagnosed with Lyme this past fall. It would've been months after finding a tick on her—he took her to the vet because she was very lethargic and wouldn't get off of her bed. Sh… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
16,147 satisfied customers
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's
He's in pain. I think it may be either arthritis or a lyme's flare up. I made an appt with his vet, but they can't see him until Friday. I've been giving him 1 baby aspirin a day to try and help the p… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
411 satisfied customers
Tested positive for Lyme disease on Saturday and started on
Tested positive for Lyme disease on Saturday and started on antibiotics. After two days on meds he is always thirsty and constantly peeing. Male Lab 3 years old. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
711 satisfied customers
12 1/2 shiba Inu diagnosed with 8mm tumor on brain stem.
12 1/2 shiba Inu diagnosed with 8mm tumor on brain stem. Recommend Treatment is 4 week (5days /wk) radiation. I am not confident that she will respond well to the trauma of anesthetiA daily for a min … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,299 satisfied customers
Itchy face, itchy legs and paws, sneezing, runny eyes, itchy
itchy face, itchy legs and paws, sneezing, runny eyes, itchy side abdomen … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,457 satisfied customers
She is sneezing, has water eyes, and a runny nose with clear
she is sneezing, has water eyes, and a runny nose with clear discharge … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
796 satisfied customers
Vomiting, and panting heavily. He does have a brain tumor
Vomiting, and panting heavily. He does have a brain tumor and it taking medication for that and bronchitis. … read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
My dog is sneezing a lot and has watery eyes. Acts mop.
My dog is sneezing a lot and has watery eyes. Acts mop. Started last night … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
My Bassett Hound has inflammation on the brain I took her to
My Bassett Hound has inflammation on the brain I took her to the vet he said we have to wait it out but she won't eat or drink water for a week or take her meds I am afraid I am going to loose her … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
10,410 satisfied customers
My dog was reverse sneezing and now has one eye that looks
My dog was reverse sneezing and now has one eye that looks like he has horners syndrome. I am really worried … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
932 satisfied customers
Lyme disease flare up treatment. How urgent is it?
How urgently should a flare up of clinical symptoms in a Lyme positive dog be treated? It has been 3 days, and I am only now realizing what is going on. My dog, at this moment, seems very "ill," and h… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
57,087 satisfied customers
My dog has laryngeal paralysis that has gotten really bad in
My dog has laryngeal paralysis that has gotten really bad in the last week of cold weather. He's been taking one 10 mg zyrtec every 24 hours. He's 78 pounds. Can he take more zyrtec, which has helped … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
She was diagnosed with lyme disease. Lyme's disease
she was diagnosed with lyme disease JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog? Customer: Lyme's disease diagnosis JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt? Customer: no symptoms of pain yet… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
Yellow Lab Female, 13 YO. DX: Laryngeal Paralysis and
Yellow Lab Female, 13 YO. DX: Laryngeal Paralysis and Arthritis Meds: 3-6 enteric coated Baby Aspirin, daily.Q: At her age, any med or pulmonary Treatment other than Tie-back procedure you would sugge… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,475 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x