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N my dog is a chihuahua/ terrier under 10 lbs. she has

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N my dog is a chihuahua/bull terrier under 10 lbs. she has extremely wet diarrhea with some blood

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is your dog's name and age?

Babingka. We got her 2 yrs ago, but she's old.

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

Her joints pain her greatly, and her breath is EXTREMELY BAD. SULFUROUS

Submitted: 29 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I am sorry to hear that Babingka is having diarrhea, joint pain, and bad breath. When was the last time she was at the vet, and did they do any lab testing?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Never been able to afford it
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
If i could affford it i would. We took her in off the street
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Does it sound like she's dying?
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Hello?
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago

Sorry, I'm here.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago

The system automatically offers phone calls but we can keep talking here.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago

The most common cause of diarrhea in dogs is intestinal parasites. You could try giving her an over-the-counter deworming medication from the pet store. The active ingredient should be pyrantel. The bad breath is probably caused by dental disease. If she does have dental disease, it could be causing her pain and discomfort. She might need to have some teeth extracted under anesthesia. If this is not possible due to cost, I would at least see your vet for some pain medication to keep her comfortable. I don't think she is dying, but I think she might be in pain.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
She is. She yelps if you try to pick her up. We were using dog asprin occasionally
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago

Ok pain when you try to pick her up could indicate back or abdominal pain. I would try to get finances together to take her to the vet at least for pain medication. Aspirin, even dog aspirin, can be irritating to the intestinal tract and cause gastric ulcers. I wonder if that might be going on. Even if the aspirin hasn't done any damage, I recommend not using it if a dog has kidney disease. It doesn't sound like she's had any lab work done to check whether her kidneys are healthy, so I would not go with that pain medication.

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
Understood. Thank you,. You've been helpful.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 29 days ago

You're welcome. I hope she feels better soon. I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating if my advice has been useful. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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