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Question:8 Year Old Golden Retriever Diagnosed 3 Days Ago With Mammary Tumor. Have An Appointment For Tomorrow But She Is Acting Very Weak, Vomiting Occasionally And Generally No Looking Good. Today Is Sunday And Can't Find Anyone To See Her. She Was Given Prednisone For 2 Days Then Told To Take Off It Due To Test For Cancer Being Given On Monday. Can I Wait One More Day To Have Her Seen. Will Stopping Prednisone Cause Her To Be Worse?
Answer:Sounds Like She Needs Vet Exam Asap. I Would Use Famotadine Or Pepcid At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily Until You Can See Vet
Question:My Baby Is 6 Months Old And He Has Parvo I Took Him To The Vet And They Gave Him The 2 Shots And A Iv And Sent Us Home Cause I Don't Have The Money To Pay The Vet For Him To Stay And Get The Full Treatment And He's Still Not Eating What Do I Do How Can I Make Him Better Please Help
Answer:I Would Ask Your Vet To Show You How To Give Subq Fluids At Home As Well As Possibly Even Anti Vomiting Cerenia Injections To Help Prevent Vomiting And Keep Down Meds As Well As Intestinal Antibiotics Like Flagyl, Etc. That Will Give You Best Chance If You Cant Hospitilize Dog
Question:My 11 Year Old Cat Has Been Vomiting Fluid Every Few Days For The Last 3 Weeks. Maybe A Tablespoon Or So Of Liquid. She Went For Her Annual Work Up Last Week And Had The Whole Nine Yards. They Said All Her Tests (x Rays, Blood Work, Urine/fecal,Etc) All Came Back Great And She Looks Great For Her Age. They Commented That It Could Just Be Some Phlegm And Were Not Concerned. Tonight She Just Threw Up Pink Fluid Which I Haven't Seen Before And Then Immediately Went To The Litter Box And Had A Loose Bowl Movement, Which Is Also Unusual For Her. I Have Taken Up Her Food And Left Clean Water Out. Thoughts? Suggestions? Should I Just Call My Vet In The Morning?
Answer:I Would Ask Vet To Run Specific Blood Test For Feline Pancreatitis I.e Feline Pli Test, As Pancreatitis Sometimes Has No Changes On Routine Blood Work. Also At This Point An Ultrasound Is Needed To Look More Closely At Organs. A More Complete Gi Workup Including Scoping Of Digestive Tract Also May Be Needed. She Likely Ahs Inflammatory Bowel Disease, As Well As Also Cancer Needs To Be Ruled Out As Well, Which Also Wont Show Up On Routine Blood Work, X Rays, Etc
Question:My Chiweenie Had Been Vomiting For Almost 3 Days Now. Other Than Vomiting, She Seems Fine. She's Active, Wagging Her Tail, Barking. Every Time I Try To Feed Her Rice Or A Very Small Amount Of Something Else, She Throws It Up Hours Later. She Acts Like She's Hungry. I'm Not Sure What To Do
Answer:She Could Have Foreign Body Blockage In Gut. Best To See Vet For Exam And Likely X Rays And Blood Work To Sort Out Causes
Question:My Jack Russell Has Had Diarrhea And Throwing Up For 3 Days Now It Started Out With The Diarrhea Being Black Water Stinking Now It Has A Little Green And Yellow Color Now She's Vomiting Still She Still Has A Little Energy Eat Just A Little Drinking Water A Little Please Help
Answer:If Gi Signs Persist Or Worsen, Needs Full Veterinary Exam And Workup. For Now You Can Try Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily And An Immodium One Tablet Once Or Twice Daily For 2 Days.
Question:My Dog Marley Is Vomiting And She's Is Cold Also Two Days Ago I Noticed Scratches On Her Nose She Has Been Getting Out Of The Porch During The Day And I Am Sure What Caused The Scratches
Answer:I Am More Concerned About The Vomiting. You Can Try Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily And Bland Hamburger And Rice Home Diet. If Vomiting Persists Or Worsens, See Vet Who Can Workup Up The Vomiting And Evaluate The Scratches
Question:My Dog Named Shadow ,Black Colored Cane Corso 5 Months Old Is Having Jerks ( Not Constant) While Sleeping...it Is Continously Sleeping And Even Can Not Even Get Up Easily. Its Doing Vomiting , Loose Motion, Blood Was Also There . It Has Not Consumed Food Since Past 3-4 Days ... Plz Give Me An Advise .. Asap Plz .
Answer:This Is One That You Need Full Medical Workup At Vet As Sounds Like Seizures Perhaps.
Question:My 1 1/5 Yr Old Shihtzu Received His Booster Vaccines (distemper & Rabies) 2 Months Ago. He Had A Reaction To Them That Evening, Vomiting & Puffy Eyes & Red Ears. Vet Said To Give Benedryl & Pepcid Ac. I Did And It Relieved The Symptoms. I Took Him In The Next Day And They Monitored Him All Day With No Further Reactions. However His Back End Tail Area Was Sensitive To The Touch. He Has Since Developed Allergies And His Tail Is Still Sensitive And Skin Is Itchy. He Is On Apoquel 5.4 Mg 2xday. It's Been 4 Days And He Is Still Chasing His Tail And Very Itchy. Could The Vaccines Have Caused This Ongoing Reaction? Will This Medicine Help? Vet Thinks It's Something Outside As Many Dogs In Our Area (mid-atlantic) Have Had Bad Allergies This Year. Also Vet Said We May Have To Switch To Hypoallergenic Diet. Currently He Eats Homemade Food (chicken Breast And Sweet Potato Or Peas & Carrots. Also Eats Some Zero-grain Dry Food. He Doesn't Like Any Can Food Or Other Meats Or Fish. I'm Concerned About This Chronic Skin Condition. Should I Be Doing Something Else?
Answer:So Sorry To Hear About Your Dog's Unfortunate Reaction Post Vaccination. Please Dont Let The Traditional Only Trained Veterinarians Talk You Out Of What You Know Is True Inside; That These Vaccinations Triggered And Worsened This Now Chronic Immune Mediated Susceptibility , Even After The Initial Acute Reaction Was Suppressed With Drugs. This Is What We Call In Holistic Veterinary Medicine Is "vaccinosis". Unfortunately, Treatment In Veterinary Medicine For These Type Of Issues Is Based On Immunosuppressive Drugs Like Prednisione And Atopica(cyclosporine), Or The New "wonder" Drug Apoquel, Although This Latter Drug Is Still Not Known How It Affects The Canine Immune System Long Term. You Could Certainly Seek Out A Traditional Veterinary Specialist Or Dermatologist For Further Allergy Testing, Etc Or You Could Explore Constitutional Classical Homeopathy To Perhaps Help This Chronic Issue, But Homeopathy, While Powerful Does Take Time, Patience And Commitment And Followup. To Learn More See The Booklet On The Website Www.beyondflatearth.com As Well As The Info On My Website. Many Homeopathic Vets Do Offer Phone Consultations Nationwide
Question:My Chihuahuas Ate Some Salsa Dip That Had Guacamole In It Only One Threw Up Twice But Seems Ok Now Should I Worry Or Is She Ok Since She Threw It Up
Answer:Only If Vomiting Persists Or Worsens. If In Doubt, See Your Local Vet
Question:Have A Male Great Dane That Is At Least 10yrs Old He Is Vomiting With A Lot Of Nasal Discharge And Lethargic. Slobbering But It's Clear Not Foamy. We Just Moved Into New Home And He Has Spent Some Time Outdoors. He Was Also Board For A Week In Foster Parent Home During The Move. Is There Illness He Could Have Got From Kennel With Other Danes?
Answer:Could Have Kennel Cough, But Given Vomiting And Drooling, Best To Have Vet Check Just To Make Sure Given His Age. If Simple Kennel Cough, Appropriate Antibiotic Therapy Should Take Care Of It
Question:I've Fed Purina Puppy Chow Healthymorselsi For The Past 10 Years To All My Puppies, Approximately 10-12 Litters Per Year Without Any Problems. I Noticed One Litter Had Looser Stools A Few Weeks Ago, Starting At 3 Weeks Of Age, Shortly After I Introduced Them To Solid Food, Moistened With Water. I Took A Stool Sample Into The Vet To Have Tested. They Found No Signs Of Bacteria, Coccidiosis, Worms, Etc. I Gave Them Metronidazole And Yogurt, But The Stools Remained Soft. Since It Hasn't Improved, I Planned To Switch Their Food This Weekend. They Are Now 6 Weeks Old. Today However, The Other 2 Litters That Are Only 4 And 5 Days Younger, All Began Vomiting Within A Few Hours After Eating Their Evening Meal. I'm Wondering If It Could Possibly Be The Puppy Food. I Opened A New Bag Today And Think It May Have Made Them Sick. Strange Thing Is, The Oldest Pups Didn't Vomit, Just Both Litters Of The Younger Pups, All 25 Of Them Constantly Within A 3 Hour Period! I Have Never Seen Anything Like It. They Are Not Lethargic Or Act Like They Feel Bad. They All Try To Eat The Vomit Before I Get To It To Clean It Up. They Are Active...playing And Fighting Like Usual. They Are Not Running Fevers. I Plan To Take A Couple Pups Into See My Vet In The Morning As Soon As They Open And Notify Purina. Your Thoughts.
Answer:Could Very Well Be A Bad Bag Of Dog Food Or Reaction To It. I Think Vet Exam And Evaluation Is Suggested. Consider Feeding Bland Home Cooked White Meat Turkey And Sweet Potato Diet For A Few Days 50-50 Mixture Until Gi Signs Settle Down. You Can Also Consider Pepcid Ac At Dose Of One Half Mg Per Pound Twice Daily, Which Is Harmless Antacid. Also Consider Adding Probiotic To Meals Such As Fortiflora From 1800petmeds, As Well As Naturevet Enzymes. I Also Like Fast Balance As Well From 1800petmeds
Question:My Three Month Old English Bulldog Start Vomiting This Morning Around Nine And Has Continued To Vomit Off And On. First It Was Foamy So I Gave Her Some Powerade. It's Now Clear Because Of The Powerade. She Has No Energy And Is Not Eating.
Answer:Best To Have Vet Check And Workup, As Could Be Parasite, Virus, And/or Foreign Body
Question:My Dog Died Yesterday And He German Shephard10 Yrs Old, He Was In Extreme Pain& Also His Stomach Was Bloated After Bouts Of Vomiting And Melena He Passed Out, What Was The Problem Please Tell Me
Answer:I Cant Give You Definitive Diagnosis Given I Dont See What The Workup Showed At Your Vet As There Are Many Possibilities. This Breed Does Get A Disease Called Gdv,(gastric Dilitation Volvulus) But Your Vet Should Have Been Able To Make That Diagnosis. Also Workups Rule Out Other Causes, Including Pancreatitis, Organ Failure, Tumor, Etc
Question:I Have A 2 1/2 Year Old Catahoula Leopard Lab Mix Who Has Been Vomiting For Just Short Of The Past 2 Months. It Began When My Family Was Away On Vacation He Stayed With A Sitter And Towards The End Got Sick And Started Throwing Up Everything He Ate. We Have Tried Everything We Put Him On A Bland Chicken And White Rice Diet Which Will Keep Him From Vomiting For A Few Days But When He Has Anything Other Then That He Throws Up Everything In His Stomach And Has Even Thrown Up The Rice And Chicken Before. We Have Been To An Animal Hospital And Also Seen Our Vet And Had Blood Work And X-rays Basically The Whole Nine Done But No One Can Seem To Diagnose What The Problem Is. His Attitude Seems To Be Different, Seems That He Is More Fatigued And Often Lethargic. We Are Very Unsure Of What To Do At This Point And Really Need Some Expert Advice On This Problem. What Should We Do After We Feel That We Have Tried Everything?
Answer:He Needs Gi Workup Now More Than Blood Work. He Needs Likely Ultrasound And/or Scoping Of Gi Tract For Proper Diagnosis And Treatment. Also Ask If He Has Been Tested For Pancreatitis, Etc
Question:I Have A Dog That Stays Outside She's Had Sudden Weight Loss, Her Coat Is Shedding Bad, She's Moving Around Walking But Is Acting Really Lazy, Vomiting Yellow Bile, And Diarrhea And Has Just Started Shaking A Little Beginning Yesterday. I Recently Found Roundworms In Her Feces But Also Found An Elderberry Bush Close By. She's Got Wormed Last Week I Was Wondering If She's Been Poisoned By The Bush And If There's Anything I Can Do For Her. I Want To Help My Dog I'm Worried Sick And I Can't Afford A Vet Because Both Me And My Husband Have Been Laid Off. Please Help Me To Help My Baby.
Answer:I Doubt It Is Due To Elder Berry Poisoning. You Can Try Worming Her With Over The Counter Wormer Like Panacure C From 1800petmeds. If No Help, Then Really Needs Vet Visit For Full Workup And Proper Treatment