Archive for the ‘Ask the Vet’ Category
cassie is a 10 year old Labrador Retreiver who has developed a stiffining in her left leg. Her paws seem in no pain or when massasging her leg or paw, no reaction or pulling back. When this condition arose, we immediately took her to a vet who put her on 100mg Rimidyl. Now vet requests x-rays at $155 and sedation at $165. This is expensive for us on retirement. Cassie jumps and leaps and tugs on her leash happily when out in the snow (we live in Ohio.) When in the snow, she is as active as ever. Any suggestions on another procedure not involving putting her under sedation? I contribute regularly to DELTA Rescue.
I have a very expensive GSD who is 2 years old. He has dealt with fistulas, allergies and is now on skin meds Atopia, and 2 other prescriptions. We will learn if my husband is allergic to him in a few days. I don’t know if there would be anyone to adopt him in this condition. In your experience, what does it cost to treat this skin condition long term, and the threat of fistulas again?
I have three dogs (2 females and 1 male) that have been together for almost three years without any problem. I don’t know what to do about it besides keeping them apart. Their fights had never broken the skins until yesterday, now I’m concerned that they could kill each other. I’ve been trying to keep them apart but they’re big dogs and this is difficult to do sometimes. Everyone is telling me that I need to get rid of one of them? Do you have any suggestions?
our dog is a rescue, we love her … she is Wolfhound -mix, smaller than normal in height, she will be walking with us on her leash,sees another dog drops belly down to the ground..people say she wants to attack thie dogs, but she doesnt, attack , unless the dog forces themselves on her, what is this behavior ,is it dangerous ? (weve had her 4 years now …) thank you …
Hi Doc. I have 4 dogs my question is about my new German Shepard pupp she is now 8 mts old, she will not stop eating her poop, she has also waited for the other dogs to poop, she will eat that too. I have tried all of the methods know to me and still she will continue to eat her poop and all the other dog as well even hot sauce did not stop her. What should I do I am currently giving her Vitamin B I was told that may help no such luck here.
A month ago our 9 yr. old mixed dog came up on three legs. Four yrs ago she tore her acl and had surgery to repair it. Our vet seems to think she tore the other leg. He did no X-ray, just an exam and wanted to do surgery again. I chose to put her on Rimadyl and very limited activity. She seems just fine now. Any ideas as to her injury and should we continue this conservative therapy.? Thank you.