Dog Veterinary

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

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My Golden Retriever just had her spleen removed due to a…

Customer Question
My Golden Retriever just...

My Golden Retriever just had her spleen removed due to a tumor. She will not eat. I am giving her amoxicillin by mouth with a syringe. She hasn't eaten in 7 days, she drinks a little water. She urinates outside, very weak. Can I give her, by syringe to mouth, ensure and pedilyte?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if Just will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Just?

She weighs 68 lbs and is 10 years old.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 31 minutes by:
12/25/2017
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,078
Experience: Associate Veterinarian
Verified
Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Is her gum color still nice and pink? I would recommend giving her a break on the Amoxicillin this morning as sometimes that medicine can upset their stomachs. You can syringe feed her some Pedialyte, I would start with 5 cc every 2 hours and then by mid day you can ramp it up to 10-15 cc. You can also offer her things like boiled chicken and white rice instead of her dog food. Sometimes post op dogs will even eat chicken baby food, you can offer her that as well. If she doesn't start eating or starts vomiting by tomorrow, I would take her in to the vet for a check up. Let me know if you have any other questions.If you have a moment to fill out a positive review (by clicking on the **stars** at the top of the page) for me I would greatly appreciate it. This is the only way the website can credit me for my time. Thank you so much and good luck!
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Schmidt Your Own Question
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1,078
1,078 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Schmidt 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

16,499 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My golden retriever had knee surgery about eight days ago.
My golden retriever had knee surgery about eight days ago. She has been on amoxicillin, Since she came home from the surgery she only has two days left of the pills but she vomited her breakfast and d… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,808 satisfied customers
On an ultrasound of my Golden Retriever they saw what looked
On an ultrasound of my Golden Retriever they saw what looked like liquid, and aspiration showed it was blood. They are not sure where the blood is coming from. They offer to do a more comprehensive ul… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,413 satisfied customers
I have a 12 yr old male Golden Retriever who has been
Hello. I have a 12 yr old male Golden Retriever who has been diagnosed via x-rays yesterday with an enlarged spleen. He is having difficulty breathing and is panting a lot. He has lost 4 pounds in the… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
18,799 satisfied customers
My dog had teeth remove, was given Antirobe aquadrops ,shes
my dog had teeth remove, was given Antirobe aquadrops for infection,shes 7lbs and 8 ounces twice a day,now she has become legathic,weak,and want eat,what can I do to help her over come this?… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,410 satisfied customers
I accidentally overdosed my 8 yr old 68 lb Golden Retriever with 60 mg of Prednisone for 8
I accidentally overdosed my 8 yr old 68 lb Golden Retriever with 60 mg of Prednisone for 8 days before I realized (how stupid can I get?!!), she was only supposed to be getting 30 mg per day. Dx: Mast… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Dr. Gary, I have a 7 year old Basset female who had just
Dr. Gary, I have a 7 year old Basset female who had just had a splenectomy and was found to have a tumor in which the vet said was cancerous. The mass weighed 5 pounds. Post surgery a week later, she … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
My mom has a 12 1/2 year old pure bred female golden retriever.
My mom has a 12 1/2 year old pure bred female golden retriever. She has a thyroid condition and takes a pill everyday for it. She also has hip dysplasia. My mom took her to the vet a little over a mon… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,327 satisfied customers
My moms Golden Retriever had a spleenectomy. He was fine
My mom's Golden Retriever had a spleenectomy. He was fine for 2 days but on the 3rd day he excreted blood and died within two hours. The pathology report on his spleen came back non-cancerous. my ques… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,594 satisfied customers
my dog is very lethargic, has not urinated all day, hasnt
my dog is very lethargic, has not urinated all day, hasn't eaten and is very weak. What could be wrong?… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
My Golden Retriever is about 7yrs old and is not eating and
My Golden Retriever is about 7yrs old and is not eating and has no energy to get up. This just occurred recently within the past 5 hours. We carried her outside but she just laid down. She doesn't wan… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
I have a 12 YEAR OLD FEMALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER THAT HAS ANEMIA
I have a 12 YEAR OLD FEMALE GOLDEN RETRIEVER THAT HAS ANEMIA & BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER OF THE SPLEEN. TREATMENT SUGGESTED WAS 1) TRANSFUSION TO 2) STABILIZE HER FOR SURGERY TO REMOVE THE SPLEEN 3) … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,053 satisfied customers
Golden Retriever: able to have a bowel movement and urinate.
My 9 year old female Golden Retriever has a distended abdomen. She is able to have a bowel movement and urinate. Should I be concerned.… read more
DrJessicaO
DrJessicaO
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
988 satisfied customers
golden retriever: drooling..breakfast..His breathing..than normal
Hello, I have a 14week old golden retriever who has a bit of excessive drooling and a temp. of 103. He appears a little lethargic but ate breakfast this morning and will drink. His breathing is also s… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Our 10 year old golden retriever is not doing well. She was
Our 10 year old golden retriever is not doing well. She was fine and we let her out before bed. I think she may have eaten mulch. She was outside for about ten minutes and when she came in she wanted … read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,495 satisfied customers
Golden Retriever: lethargy, loss of appetite (..usual..playful..walks
My Golden Retriever is seven years old, and had his teeth cleaned and a cyst (groin) removed 10 days ago. He hasn't been acting right since--off and on lethargy, loss of appetite (but increased weight… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
golden retriever: 13 year old..her appetite was great..last few days
I have a 13 year old golden retriever who has been in excellent health until recently. She has taken Rymidal for a couple months without any noticable side effects and her appetite was great. I have n… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Emergency/Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,712 satisfied customers
Golden Retriever: vomited bile..Put her in the bathroom..swolen
On during the night on 7/21 the dog (4 y/o Golden Retriever Female) vomited bile. Put her in the bathroom with a gate until the AM incase she became sick again. In the morning the right side of her fa… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
My 11 year old Golden retriever has weakness in her back legs.
My 11 year old Golden retriever has weakness in her back legs. Last winter she had surgery for a tumor on her spleen, the spleen was removed and the tumor was benign. Since the surgery she did not reg… read more
Santiago Soto
Santiago Soto
Head Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
291 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