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Over the last couple weeks my dog has become lame, vet says…

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Over the last couple...

Over the last couple weeks my dog has become lame, vet says arthritis, prescribed meloxicam. Dog does not want to eat, 1 week. Today had blackish loose stool substance for behind and from mouth, Labored breathing and eyes constantly moving up and down. Body is cold.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No there is not a wound. He also tested negative for lyme disease. He is 13 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Buck

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Buck?

Just that he was very active a few weeks ago and is kept in a dog pen that is 20x30. We now have him inside and have to carry him outside to use the rest room. He weighs 87.4 lbs.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Good morning.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

We have a number of problems here:

The black stools tell me that we have bleeding into the stomach or intestines- this is serious

The eyes flickering up and down as opposed to side to side is also serious

The laboured breathing also concerns me

Is there a chance of poisoning? The Vitamin K antagonist rodenticides could do this

The Meloxicam could be causing the bleeding in the stomach

Buck need to be examined now

Are you able to take him in?
Paul

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He has not been around any poisons. I can not take him in until Monday. We live out in the country with no vets around. I am also disabled.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Okay

Give Zantac at 1.0 mg/kg by mouth three times a day

STOP the Meloxicam now

Update me this afternoon

Okay?
Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

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

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