Dog Health Problems

Diseases, parasites and other dog health issues

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Even though your pet will be vaccinated against common dog diseases early in its life, there are still a large number of dog health problems to guard against. Dog parasites can strike at any time, worms are a constant threat, canine diabetes and heart disease can strike overweight and aging pets, and eye problems are common in older dogs. To keep dog illness at bay, you should monitor your pet for physical symptoms and behavioral abnormalities. Educate yourself with the help of your vet, and get any potential problems checked out early.

Dog Worms and Other Dog Parasites

There are five types of dog worms you need to know about:

Common symptoms that your dog is infected with worms include a dull or patchy coat, lethargy, dog diarrhea, dog vomiting, coughing, loss of appetite and the emergence of a potbelly. If you notice these symptoms, seek prompt treatment, as dog worms can be fatal. Roundworm and hookworm can also be transmitted to humans, so be particularly careful if your dog is diagnosed with either of these conditions.

Proper coat care, including daily brushing and regular shampooing, can help your dog avoid one of the most readily identifiable dog parasites: fleas. Coccidia protozoa also rank among the most common dog parasites, and are spread through direct contact with the feces of an infected animal. To keep your dog safe, always clean up after it and supervise your pet when playing with it in parks or other places where animal feces may be lurking.

Common Canine Diseases

Though your dog will be vaccinated against distemper, infectious hepatitis and rabies, it can still be affected by these canine diseases if you haven't been careful about getting your pet its booster shots. Some other canine diseases you should know about include:

  • Hip dysplasia. This hereditary condition affects many dog breeds, and is marked by an unstable hip joint resulting from a shallow hip socket.
  • Hypothyroidism. This canine disease is a functional disturbance marked by loss of coat gloss and awkward or slow movement. It is treatable.
  • Glaucoma. Eye problems are relatively common in dogs, especially older ones; glaucoma is hereditary in some breeds, while it develops as a complication of underlying eye conditions in others.
  • Congenital heart disorder. This condition affects dogs and people alike; labored breathing is a common symptom. Pneumonia, fluid accumulation and eventual heart failure can all occur.

Use common sense; if you have a sick dog, get it to the vet right away rather than waiting to see if your pet's condition improves. Prompt medical attention is vital, as many canine diseases can worsen rapidly if left untreated.

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Posted by Jessie on December 02,2014 at 12:36 AM
I'm worried about my 1 and half year old poodle. He is such a friendly playful boy. I take him outside at 730am to play and eat his normal food. My dad comes home from work around 2 and he gets him inside. My dad could not find my baby outside and notice he was hiding in the brushes blood on face(not sure if it was in the mouth or nose) not able to walk and shaking his head (status wobblaby). I do not put anything in my garden no fertilizer and no poison of any kind. We do not know what happen to him during the 6 hours. We to took him to the doctors and they checked his blood and they said everything is find and good. They did not tell me what happen and what I can do. I am worried for my dogs health.
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Posted by christine on January 05,2014 at 06:55 PM
HELPPPP!!!!!! I have a 12 week old puppy and out of no where her belly is now bloated and she wont eat but she ate this morning and this afternoon she is drinking plenty of water throwing up, lethargic, and she has shallow labored breathing.. this morning my daughter came down stairs while I was sleeping and fed the puppy but there was dog food everywhere including in both her bowls so I am wondering do u think it could possibly be over fed or what I don't know what to do nor can I afford to bring her to the animal ER and the weather is really bad where I am
Posted by Chico on September 22,2013 at 12:05 PM
We just rescued our 2nd pitbull from the animal shelter last week. We noticed just a few days ago that he has a larfe bump above his eye on his head. He busted it open in his own today and alot of infection was comming out and its still bleeding. Does anyone know whats wrong with him? Its sunday and i don't know if i can get in to see a vet
Posted by victoria on September 22,2013 at 04:40 AM
my dog is 7 1/2 weeks old he had fleas i think i got rid of them but he ate rat poison and i gave him dewormer 3 days ago and im not sure if its working i still see worms in his stool and i think the worms are coming out of his skin is that normall? please help i really dont know what to do its my first dog
Posted by jen on July 16,2013 at 03:14 PM
i have a 1 year old male boxer . it hasnt whimpered .whined coughed .. but eyes have been getting some gunk on them .. well today i was cleaning his sleeping area and washing his bedding and i found tiny white worms with a bunch of dirt .. i have been keeping a eye on his stool theres no indication of worms ..what could it be ?
Posted by Bere on April 03,2013 at 07:17 PM
Help!! I don't know what's wrong with my puppy for 3 weeks straight has been having these hiccup like movements an when she breathes she also sounds like something's popping in her nose she has very heavy brething she is very weak and looses her balance very easily while walking she is 2-3 months old I can't afford a big vet bill so can someone please help me! Thank you very much! reply
Posted by shashay on November 09,2012 at 09:38 PM
I just got a chichua from an animal shelter she is very under weight skin and bones any suggestions to help her put some weight on thanks
Posted by Melisa on September 28,2012 at 05:59 PM
I have a tea cup yorkie, he is 2 months old..he was playing fun and normal then all of a sudden he vomited and fell over...he is breathing but sounds like he is choking. He cant move or stand. He really looks like he is dead but has a hear beat and shallow breathing. I rushed him to the vet and he said he has never seen anything like this. He did an xray and everything looked fine. I took him to another vet and she was also clueless. Can anyone help me to figure out what is wrong?
Posted by Gabe on September 25,2012 at 05:36 AM
My 14 yr old female dog has a hard knock in 1 of her titties and what appear to be a blister or brain growing on 1 of her back titties
Posted by vicky on June 09,2012 at 08:33 AM
Five days ago my dog was hit by a car. I did not see the accident. She seemed fine except for an injury to her left from paw. We clean it every day and kept it wrapped the first three days., She kept tearing the bandage off on the thrid day. Today, she threw up massive amounts of clear bile 9some with grass) and this morning she had diareah that was blackened with blood. We checked her ribs, legs, head and stomach immediately follkowing the accident. Her personality has changed in the past two days...somewhat lathargic. Is this from an internal injury or disease that she is throwing up and has black diareah.
Posted by fostermomdawn on June 11,2012 at 05:09 PM
If your dog has blackened stool then usually only comes form blood in dtool...get her to vet ASAP! lethargy could also indicate internal bleeding.Do not wait, get her to emergency animal hospital if your reg vet is not available
Posted by amanda on April 10,2012 at 05:54 PM
I have a jug and he a year and half. He ate a whole bone two days ago and now he coughs everytime he gets excited.
Posted by Moose on March 01,2012 at 09:34 PM
My min pin acts like she has a hair ball then nothing comes up. It has been happening for about 33 says now. And she gets the hiccups. Should I be worried? She is 10so weeks old. We gave her heart worm medicine and she has had her first shots. Can anyone give be advise???
Posted by angelina on February 27,2012 at 08:35 PM
I have a 10 year old dachsund who has bloating, has not had a bowel movent other than peeing, a fever and has lost alot of weight. I took her to the vet and could only afford the xrays. The doctor said she has some kind of infection and doesnt know what kind but sent me home with antibiotics and told me to keep her hydrated. Although she has been on them for 5 days and is eating a bit more, she still isnt moving alot and still has bloating and no bowel movements other than pee . What could she have and how can i help her????
Posted by cynthia on February 27,2012 at 02:47 PM
i have a 6yr old pit bull that's very hyper and lovable to his family ONLY but on a normal basis i wake up feed him 1 cup of taste of the wild and give him his water take my kids to school and return to give him his daily walk ... did what he had to do then came home to give him his treats which is a rawhide then he wakes up from his nap and has a bloated stomach burps these burps that smells like poop what should i do far as a home remidee because i dont have the money right now for a vet visit
Posted by vinny taormina on February 22,2012 at 01:42 AM
Help!! I'm broke!! I have a dog with gas pains so bad she is crying. She's a 12 1/2 yr old boxer female/ neutered.
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Posted by Ezekiel W. on January 26,2012 at 11:08 AM
My toy poodle is about 12 years old. She has a consistent monitored diet. she has recently been spinning in circles and panting for a few days now. Last time we took her in they couldn't determine what the issue was. she has good days and bad days. she'll sleep or relax for a few hours then get up start pacing, panting and circling uncontrollably. This also happens late at night as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Mary on February 13,2012 at 09:20 AM
Spinning is often a sign of stress. Yes, get a full panel at the vet first. If no health issue, its a stress /behavior issue- and one I would take seriousely. Dogs/animals that spin or pace are upset/stressed. Like if he has worms, he is in pain so he is spinning. Dogs rarely ever show pain. If he isnt in pain, he is anxious-dog's behavior shows anxiety all the,time, however spinning is kind of an extreme form of expression of anxiety. Have u changed ur schedule? Time ur gone? Where the dog stays while ur gone? Laundy detergent? Dog food? Another pet? If in an apartment, new neighbor? R u pregnant? Any, any, any changes? Once the vet takes another look, u should call a pet behaviorist. The spinning makes ur poor dog even more anxious. Its like doggy O.C.D. I hope all the spinning is something easy & he gets happy again. Good luck!
Posted by kaitlyn N on January 30,2012 at 03:22 PM
if your dog is spinning a lot that usually is a sign of worms, it is very common symptom/sign in horses moreso than dogs.. I would suggest a second opinion before it is too late!
Posted by Ryan on January 24,2012 at 01:12 PM
I have a 3 year old Jack Russell, he has all his shots and is in great health. it has been 4 days now since he has ate, he has been puking and a couple diareaha dumps, I have managed to get him to drink some water. He still has energy to run to the door when the bell goes off and he moves around, but he will not eat anything!
Posted by Jacob on December 14,2011 at 09:01 AM
hello i need some help i have a 5 week old chihuahua and its not nursing from its mother and the other 5 week old is hes not nursing and is staying distance from the mom also. his stomach seems hard so i didnt know if he was constipated? i dunno why he is not feedin and keepin away from its mother he is acting differend than the other puppy Please email if anyone!! can think of what it could be thankyou
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Posted by Cynthia on November 29,2011 at 09:29 PM
While grooming my Bouvier, I noticed that two of her nipples have this brown black dried substance surrounding them. It did not disolve in water and one of her nipples seems to be an odd shape? Concerned for our baby, what do you think?
Posted by C on October 27,2011 at 09:44 PM
My blue heeler (australian cattle dog) growls at her leg and then spins around while biting her leg. She does it when even we try to touch her, pet her, put are hands in front of her face, ect. She is about 4 years old. We got her from a farm. All her brothers and sister were there. Also her mom and dad. Why does she always bite her leg when we try to touch her?
Posted by Bambie on October 19,2011 at 03:08 PM
My Pitbull has a extremely big lump on her neck, and sometimes it get smaller but then it gets even bigger. And she coughs alot. we took her to the vet a while ago to get it checked when it was smaller, and they said it had something to do with her salivia gland, then gave us meds. The meds kinda worked, but now it seems to be getting worse. Can anyone help???? I'm so worried.
Posted by Mary on February 13,2012 at 08:49 AM
We hav had our pit going on 8 yrs now. Sage (our pit) is also a cougher. I think its a pit trait. If your pit is still growing, I wouldnt be too concerned-especially since pits are a bumpy little breed. Just keep an eye on it along with your vet. She may just be allergic to something as simple as your laundry detergent. If uhavent already, I recomend buying & reading as many pit bull books as u can find with ur partner. We did & it has shed so much light on our own dog. Sage is 8 and STILL has more energy and spunk than most puppies! Luckily, those book,s give insight on how to train pits, so Sage is a well-behaved, bumpy, coughing, spunky pit :-) Good luck to u & ur pit!
Posted by William on October 16,2011 at 10:18 PM
We just left our yorkie outside for about 45 minutes (or more im not sure) this was an accident. When we relized we brought him inside and he ate his food very fast. As in alot faster than normal. I felt bad because he still looked hungry so i took him to my room and gave him a jerky treat. As he was eating it he suddenly started to make strange noises. I thought he was choking so i help him up by his back legs. Then e continued to eat. But now he is trying to eat my sheets and is licking my bed sheets. I have no idea what to do i have never seen him act this way
Posted by GLADYS on October 10,2013 at 03:34 PM
If Yorky's are like Shih-Tzu, I'd say he is manipulating you. BUT I think you should (if you haven;t yet) see a Vet. You can become a volunteer at your local animal shelter, it could help low cost if a Vet goes in, Maybe they won.t charge you, OR the Vet bill could be low. Your Baby likes the sheets, my dog mops the whole house, floors,furniture, vomits alot, and I trust its her constant licking the floor. Put some salt on your self where she licks, maybe that could stop it. Good Luck
Posted by Mary on February 13,2012 at 09:36 AM
So, whatever happened? He was probably just having an anxiety reaction since it sounds like u usually dont leave him out for so long. He,also probably got overexcited and apparently, u like to nurture by feeding so he is used to being comforted by eating. He ate too fast so he couldnt catch his breath-especially after running around outside, right? If u fead him in ur beadroom, maybe he hoped there was more food because he was licking the blanket, I assume he is ok, right? Just remember that a dog doesnt understand that u r comforting him with food. Food is is food. Dogs like to eat of course. But they dont like food as much as u. He will eat if if makes u happy, but u know how to comfort him much better than all those calories can.
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Posted by Mary on February 13,2012 at 09:02 AM
Dogs with shorter snouts like boxers and sheitsus (and sometimes pitbulls like my dog) can have this trouble. They cough and get runny nose, and have these breathing attacks like asthma attacks, right? Its the short snout thing. Being winded and overheated can make it worse, but sometimes they have these spells at rest. Best advice? Dont freak. Look at that adorable little snout and know that there is a price to pay for such cuteness. If ur dog is coughing all day and cant breath well, then that is bad news, go tothe vet! But if he is having the occassional coughing/athsma type spell, just know that its a short nose tning. Keep ur dog in good shspe and keep him cool with water around if he gets hot/winded. Give him a kiss on his short little nose for me!
Posted by linda on January 23,2012 at 12:44 AM
i have a shit zu and was cleaning her eyes with crystal eye product and got some in her nose now she is making weird noise like snorting or having a cold
Posted by Jazzy on March 08,2011 at 02:40 PM
I have a 15 1/2 year old mutt...she goes outdoors to pee and poop but when she comes back in she pees on the floor. I could be standing right next to her and she just squats and pees....can someone give me some advise on this. thanks
Posted by Karla on December 06,2010 at 05:18 PM
My son has a boxer, pit bull mix and he always has sores on his bottom jaw like where he drools. Is there something he can put on it.
Posted by Chris D'Angelo on November 19,2010 at 12:08 AM
i treated 6 wk old husky puppies with dewormer and now they are bloated-like,hard belly,unable to have bowel movement/fecals. what can i do?
Posted by Keri on November 17,2010 at 01:57 PM
I have a 9 month old male chihuahua. he has sores in his ears. i am afraid to do anything but wash them since they are in such a sensitive spot. does anyone know what it could be or how to get rid of it?
Posted by Dianna on November 15,2010 at 01:56 AM
hi, my dog has been walking all around our my house known stop this evening and hes being weird. Nothing had changed in the house or anything. He pooped and it was hard so we thought maybe he was constipated but he keep walking and being weird. i put some liquid flee stuff on his neck like i always do. Were not sure why hes acting like this and when he sits he puts his head all the way down and he looks like hes hunting but he looks sad. He will be 2 in December weight 18 pounds and hes a chug which is a pug/chihuahua. He has all his shots and fixed. We just dont want anything to happen to him. hope i can get a answer back asap??? thanks.
Posted by Lynn on October 30,2010 at 09:47 PM
My 4 yr old Lab just had a litter of 14 puppies yesterday. We lost 3 puppies overnight. Do we need to help separate them so they all get to nurse evenly?
Posted by nathan marcum on September 02,2011 at 03:02 PM
u can pick them up a little but dont handle them alot the mom will not take care of it if your allways picking them up
Posted by Barb on October 29,2010 at 09:33 AM
I have a miniature poodle 8 years old. He has been scratching like crazy for about a month. I've ruled out fleas and there are no bumps, rash, dry skin or balding or flaking. His skin looks good but he is scratching constantly. We thought it might be an allergic reaction. I changed his dog cookie and his drinking water changed as he always had well water and now that we are living in town we are on town water and I thought maybe the chlorine it the water had something to do with it. I gave him a bath with baby wash with oatmeal in it and have massaged aloe vera gel into his skin but it didn't work. He would always get goopy eyes that poodle are know for and today we realized that his eyes have stopped gooping. What can be wrong and what can we do? I can't afford a huge vet bill.
Posted by D.Owen on March 03,2012 at 01:11 AM
Our 12 year old dog began shedding hair. Having an extra heavy coat, he had no bald spots. He also began scratching a lot and he has never had a problem with fleas. It turned out that he had allergies, but even though we eliminated those foods, the problem remained. He had a large tumour on the adrenal gland and we had to have him put down ,as he was beginning to limp and was obviously in pain.
Posted by Vinny on February 22,2012 at 02:04 AM
I was told by a vet a few years ago that adding 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar to the food will help with alergic reaction scratching. Also give them 2 capsels of fish oil daily. It proved effective on my sons dog. He tried isolating everything from food types (contents and brands) to environmental and bathing in oatmeal shampoos. Don't feel bad about being financially strapped. Most of what used to be the middle class are broke.
Posted by wendy on October 26,2010 at 10:39 PM
My Golden ate some gravel that had food in it, she threw up some gravel and pooped some as well, I gave her some pumpkin puree to help and put water in a small amount of food, I can not afford a vet visit at all, but Im not sure she has got them all out, and I have been keeping a close eye on her and she acts fine, however she has not pooped in one day. what can I do..
Posted by glen on October 24,2010 at 08:25 AM
my dog is 14 years old and very dear to me! she has a growth that she has had for 5years now, it started out to be the size of a golf ball but in the last 2 years it has grown as big as a large apple and it must throw her movments off .it does not cause her pain but it can't be good for her. i would like to have it surgcaly removed but i am broke and unable to work at this time. do you know any place in surrey b.c canada that could or would be willing to help me help her she is my best friend and i am afraid to leave it any longer ?
Posted by vanessa on October 18,2010 at 10:32 PM
My dog recently gave birth to 5 puppies on Sept. 29th and just yesterday she has started acting very odd. She will start pacing around the room as if looking for something meanwhile her hind legs will give out on her just spreading in all directions as if she has forgetten how to use them. So i layed her down to comfort her and check her and she is breathing heavily, feels warms, and odd noises are coming from her stomach. So i surrounded her with her puppies and as they fed she started having severe issues breathing. What could be happening to her?
Posted by Charese on March 14,2012 at 11:00 PM
I was wondering if you know what was wrong with your dog. Our dog just gave birth yesterday and today is unable to stand, not eating and acting odd. I am looking for answers.
Posted by lobosquigs09 on October 12,2010 at 11:54 PM
Ok so the other day my husband had noticed something on my older dogs chest. It was a scab so we thought the other dog and him were playing to rough again and didng think too much of it when today he must havescratched the scab off and when my husband actually took a look at it it was alot worse than we thought. We have NO IDEA WHAT HE DID. it wasnt like bleeding all over just a little bit. We are both in the army so we army fixed him for the moment. We put alcohol on it and then wrapped it in a bandage with some gauze that went around his whole body... Poor guy hates us right now. We cant take him to the vet at the moment. So anyideas on what to do with an open scar? Please help.....hes our parvo survivor lol
Posted by vanessa on October 09,2010 at 03:32 AM
my puppy was attacked, he was bit on his eye, ear and neck. at first he was swolen on his bite marks then they went away now the swelling came back but moved form the back of his head to the side what should I do or can do to make him better? he eats, peas, poops every usual thing except today he only drunk his water. Everyday i cry and pray he gets better i need advice ASAP i dont have money for a vet what should i do????
Posted by sabrina fakkeldy on September 28,2010 at 02:48 PM
hello, today i expressed my dogs anal glands i have used both methods 1 being putting your finger in the rectum and the other being push in and up at the same time. useing a video i found on youtube with a vet showing you how to express anals in your home. however my dog is still scooting and seems to be really sore back there, she is also panting non stop, would this be from the procedure or something else? also this is not the first time she's had this procedure done, the other time its been at the vets.
Posted by Gale on September 27,2010 at 03:57 PM
I have a 17 month old boxer/english bull dog mix and he had some issues that sounded like snoring over the weekend. I don't think he was 02 deprived because his gums were still pink. He did this some in the past but had more of a problem with it on Sat. I read that short nose dogs have a hard time clearing flem from their airway and if this is it is lemon juice a good thing to give them to help this problem?
Posted by beccadawn66 on September 19,2010 at 01:46 PM
my dog has a very larg mass on her head and it has gotin a lil bigger and i dont know what it laks in all we keep it vry clean..can any one have a clue what it could be?..we dont have much money to go to the vet so i am trying my best to keep her heathly
Posted by oreo09 on September 08,2010 at 03:53 PM
My dog got hit by a car this morning but he's not limping or crying im trying to pick him up to take him a shower and all he does is growl and try to bite me . What should i do
Posted by lobosquigs09 on October 12,2010 at 11:57 PM
He might have some internal problems. You might wanna go to the vet to check him out to be sure. He also might be grouchey cause I know i would be grouchy and wanna lay down alot after I got hit by a car.
Posted by Pamela on September 06,2010 at 01:23 PM
My 8 year old yellow lab has developed a lump, the size of a sofball on her bum area....She was on antibiotics for one week, but no change..She is now to the point that she cant move her bowels, just passing alot of gas.. Now its getting to the point where shes finding it hard to walk at times...What could this be?
Posted by CatPhD on September 08,2010 at 12:17 PM
I'm sorry to hear your baby is struggling. I have no idea what this could be, but I hope you have taken her back to the vet. If she is not having bowel movements, she might need an enema. I hope she is doing better by now.
Posted by Wendy on September 03,2010 at 08:57 AM
My adult male Australian Shepherd just lost a back tooth. It appears to be intact. There is some blood in the spot but very little. He seems to have been chewing on a Kong bone at the time. Should I be worried?
Posted by catPhD on September 08,2010 at 12:19 PM
He'll probably be ok, but it would probably be wise to have a vet check him out in case infection develops.
Posted by PegCarnes on August 17,2010 at 03:30 AM
I am having iodine 131 therapy done on my thyroid gland...I have numerous precautionary measures I have to take for about 7 days. It is radioactive therapy and I am concerned that I too can expose my dogs to the radioactive material....can anyone tell me if I too must do the same to protect my babies?
Posted by phillip on August 13,2010 at 08:53 PM
I have a 3yr old male beagle that has a little blood water like discharge comming from his private area. He is neutered and not showing any other health problem or discomfort. The discharge is very small and is not all the time. what could be causing this? Phill
Posted by catPhD on September 08,2010 at 12:21 PM
I would take him to the vet. He may have urinary stones. Do you feed him wet (canned) or dry food?
Posted by Linda Wilson on July 12,2010 at 01:23 PM
Is it ok for me to give my aged black lab, naproxen sodium occassionally for her arthritis inflammation and pain?
Posted by Sherri on July 08,2010 at 03:00 PM
My 6 year old female rottweiler mix has small tumor like bumps all over her body. She suffers from seboreah skin condition, is this a symtom from this condition?
Posted by Molly on July 02,2010 at 11:38 PM
I have a pitbull that will be four in september. He is such a sweet dog, but for the past year and a half he has been more aggressive. He has almost bit a few people, including me and my husband. For the past year he has been losing a lot of weight. He eats constantly, but you can see his ribs and his spine and he's very sad all the time. He itches the side of his head soo much that the hair is gone and it is all red. Sometimes he'll get into these fits where he'll go at the side of his head or just twitch for about 15-20 minutes. He gets so exhausted after these fits that he goes to sleep and he pants soo hard. He just isn't the same dog that he used to be. He doesn't allow the vet to even look at him. I have tried a few different vets and the last vet has given me medicine to give him at home before I come in order for him to calm down. He is almost passed out when we leave home, but when the vet comes into the room he snaps out of it and loses control. We have an 11 month old son who he growls at constantly. What could be wrong? His mother had the same thing and the same age and she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and was put to sleep at age 4 after biting a small child. I just don't want him to get to this point and end up biting our son. I know he's sick and he seems to not be living the life he used to.
Posted by Skyy on July 25,2010 at 10:46 PM
Ive had 3 pitbulls, ive had one do the same thing as yours She was about to be 9 and turned on us She went on a rampage. We had to put her down before she bit someone. My dog was getting a little old and agressive She had difficulties gaining weight But as for the rowlin at the baby. It could be the dog has grown jealous. Before you had the baby he was probly used to having alott of attention now it seems as if the baby has all the attention. That could be a possibilty of what s wrong..
Posted by Jane on June 22,2010 at 10:55 PM
I have a 12 year old male Rottweiller. He was acting just fine until Monday when he started to pee where he is laying and doesn't want to eat anything but has been drink lots of water. He doesn't get up much and is just shifting the position he is laying. The only significate thing that happen was on Sunday night when he when outside to go the bathroom he slipped on our welcome mat and one leg went off the step and the other leg banged into the cement step. Also, for the last 2 or 3 months he hasn't went the bathroom regularly like he use to.
Posted by victoria on May 29,2010 at 07:14 AM
my toy poodle has really bad dandriff and is scratching all the time .What can I do to get rid of his dry skin?
Posted by catPhD on September 08,2010 at 12:25 PM
He may have allergies. You might try switching his food to one that is hypoallergenic to see if that helps. There are a number of non-veterinary brands available. Look for foods that include only one source of protein (often lamb or chicken) and one source of carbohydrate (usually rice). This may help if he is allergic to something in his current food. He could also be allergic to something in the environment - many dogs develop seasonal allergies to things like ragweed and goldenrod. If that's the case, he might need medication to make him feel more comfortable. You should talk to your vet.
Posted by Tabitha on May 22,2010 at 01:35 AM
I have a german shorthaired pointer tht is 12 .Two years ago, her ear puffed out. My aunt has 3 dogs of a similar breed and her dog's ear did the same thing. I'm not exactly sure what we did about it because i was only ten at the time, but I'm pretty sure that we popped it (again not positive). Since last august-- maybe a little longer-- her head has caved in above her eye on the side of the problem we had with her ear. About 2 months ago, her head below her eye has slighty gone towards her eye too. As far as we can tell she has lost sight in that eye and she is also having troubles hearing when we talk to her. Even when we can tell that she hears us she doesnt obey simple commands as she used to. She also is running into things and sliding due to troubles walking. We dont have much money to take her to the vet that she probably needs. We are looking into getting a puppy so that when she dies, we can still have a dog that she loved with us. Until then we really need a way to keep her around because we love her. I got her when I was only 18 months old and she was only 4 weeks old. She is my best friend and i love her to death, please,please,please, tell me how to help her!
Posted by Shelby on May 07,2010 at 07:20 PM
My dog was just fine today before I went to school. Just her normally happy, hyper self. But when I got back home around 3:15 she wasnt herself. Like she wasnt walking and wouldnt jump up onto the couch. She will jump down though when I put her on the couch. She still eats and drinks. When I took her outside I tried playing her favorite game, which was ball, but when I threw it she looked at it then me and stayed put. I did take her for a walk but she was slower then normal and she just stopped half of the time and wouldnt move unless I called her after a few mins or if I picked her up. My mom said that she may have hurt herseld trying to chase a squirrel up a tree when my brothers let her out sometime.
Posted by Rose on March 11,2012 at 10:32 PM
Did you find out what was wrong with your dog?
Posted by RIchard on May 05,2010 at 07:39 AM
My 8 year old german shorthaired point is housebroken. But recently he has started urinating in the house in the same spot at night only. The urine is clear, has a vingeary odor and leaves a sticky residue when cleaned up. Any ideas on his problem?
Posted by Esmeralda on May 02,2010 at 03:14 PM
My two month pit bull wont eat nor drink anything, i've asked my mom to take him to the vet and she responded as you know i don't have that kind of money to take your dog to the vet. i got really attached to my puppy and i'm pretty sad to just see him lay and not do anything. the day before she was doing just fine though and she just started being like this, this morning. i immediately went on the computer to see what i can do and to chat to an online vet but most of them charge and i don't have the money for them. i don't know what to do he's loosing weight fast and i need the help can some one help me PLEASE.!
Posted by Mary on October 11,2010 at 03:51 PM
Sorry to hear about your dog but he needs to got to a Vet right away. You should not adopt a pet if you aren't going to be able to take care of it properly.
Posted by dianna on May 01,2010 at 10:48 AM
my dog has blood around her mouth i was wondwering where it was coming fome its her gum every time she eats what can i do?
Posted by Jackie on April 25,2010 at 10:12 PM
My 5 year old bison/shih tzu cross is very sick. Started 4 days ago. She had some kind of spell where it seems like she is having muscle spasisms thru her whole body. When walking or trying to get up she would lose her balance and fall over like her hind end would quit working. She is shaking all over like she has human parkinsons. And as of today she is no longer eating (threw up this morning without even lifting her head - bile only) and it has been twelve hours since I have gotten her to have some water. She did eliminate when I took her outside tonight but it was pretty much undigested grass that she did manage to eat about 3 hours before. I have noticed her panting at times and then shivering at times. What is going on?? Do you have any suggestions or ideas? I am hoping to get her in to her vet tomorrow.
Posted by Leigh on January 16,2012 at 05:38 PM
My dog had the same thing, congestive heart failure. I know your post is old and hope that you found an answer to your question that is better than mine and that your dog is doing well.
Posted by Uvaldo on April 16,2010 at 04:49 PM
I have a min pin and she started limping yesterday and noticed today that she has a pink bump like by her left front paw( right under her nail) what can the pink bump be?
Posted by michelle on April 12,2010 at 07:56 AM
my bassett hound puppy got sick out of the blue she started to throwing up she won't eat she not drinking, please help me
Posted by George on April 07,2010 at 02:21 PM
I inherited a 16 yr pom female. Her owner died last Aug. Yesterday afternoon, I left at 2pm and she was playful. When I got home at 6pm, she was barely standing up and looked almost catatonic. I couldn't find any wounds, no fever, slightly extended abdomen, and could find nothing in the house or yard that she could have eaten. I spent all night with her, no change. This morning, she drank a little water, and peed a very dark brown fluid and seemed to perk up a little. She refuses to eat anything. Before anybody says "Take her to a vet", I've been out of work, and can't afford just the cost of an office visit. I live in the Ontario, Calif area. Can anybody help me? Thank You
Posted by George on April 06,2010 at 01:53 PM
I inherited a 16 yr pom female. Her owner died last Aug. Yesterday afternoon, I left at 2pm and she was playful. When I got home at 6pm, she was barely standing up and looked almost catatonic. I couldn't find any wounds, no fever, slightly extended abdomen, and could find nothing in the house or yard that she could have eaten. I spent all night with her, no change. This morning, she drank a little water, and peed a very dark brown fluid and seemed to perk up a little. She refuses to eat anything. Before anybody says "Take her to a vet", I've been out of work, and can't afford just the cost of an office visit. I live in the Ontario, Calif area. Can anybody help me? Thank You
Posted by dorothy on March 29,2010 at 10:02 AM
i have a min pin and his nose and mouth area is swelling and his nose is dry also his mouth is hot could you plesae help me . he is eatting and drinking
Posted by leanna on October 15,2010 at 05:37 PM
I have two min. pin and my puppys mouth and nose is doing the same thing i wonder what i should do when my boyfriend gets home i am taking her to the vet ill tell you what they said.
Posted by Emy on March 18,2010 at 10:19 PM
I have a 7 year old female chocolate lab and she has stopped eating. For about 2 weeks now. I have tried changing her dry food I have put gravey on it, given her canned dog food and even people food. Tried giving her steak meat tonight from my hand and she did not even go for it. What can be wrong. Please help
Posted by Jeff on March 17,2010 at 05:09 PM
I have a 3.5 yo Pomeranian nuetered male dog named Monty. He's full grown at 7 pounds and at an ideal weight. Other than some sniffles and sligt allergies, he has been in good health. Around 8pm last night he began having labored shallow breathing. We live in San Jose, 40 miles south of San Francisco. I took him to an Emergency vet. The x-rays show his heart is slightly enlarged, there is a small amount of fluid in his lungs and gas in his esophagus (please forgive spelling) and lower GI tract. He's eating, drinking, urinating and defecating normaly and other than his shallow breathing, he appears normal. The vet thinks he has asthma and an infection. The Vet put him on Clavamox. I've been researching his symptoms and most everything I read points towards CHF (congestive heart failure) but his symptoms came on so suddenly. Most of what I've read says the symptoms are more gradual. One thing that might be a clue is when I fed him and my other dog, a 10 yo yorkie, my yorkie vomited pretty violently everything she ate. Monty did not. He burped alot and had a lot of gas. I fed them each half a container of a high quality wet dog food. Could eating some bad food cause his symptoms? Also, he gets a slight ear infection about once a year. I treat him with prescription antibiotic/cortisone drops from his vet. I noticed his ear getting red a few days ago and placed ear drops in his ear. Could that have something to do withit? He has no cough, his gums & tongue are nice and pink and he's very alert. I am disabled and spend all day with my dog. In fact most of the time he's in my arms or on my lap. he has't shown any symptoms at all until last night. Is Clavamox an appropriate treatment? Should he also be on a diuretic and/or an ACE Inhibitor? I'm disabled, on a fixed income and don't have a lot of money but I want to and will do what's best for my wonderful dog. I'm extremely concerned as you can imagine and any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by cinder on February 24,2010 at 10:17 PM
my mommy is scared, i started to pee tonight and there was blood mixed in it. what can i tell her. i am a 8 year old american standard pomerian rescued from an abusive home. PLEASE HELP
Posted by catPhD on September 08,2010 at 12:32 PM
Hopefully your baby is doing better by now. She may have urinary/bladder stones. This can be dangerous if left untreated.
Posted by Juan Peralta on February 20,2010 at 12:28 PM
i bought puppy yesterday notice left leg was bow legged more then right breed is bullmastiff
Posted by Jazzy on February 16,2010 at 10:41 PM
My yorkie has been crying all day? This is not normal for him. Can someone can help me?
Posted by Jill on February 13,2010 at 11:54 PM
My red nose pit bull just had bumps come up on her back and now her hair is falling out in that same area only, what could this be?
Posted by Kelsey Sarrazin on February 07,2010 at 12:28 PM
I DON'T LIVE WHERE THERE IS A VET, NOT EVEN WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE........ SO DON"T SAY SOMETHING STUPID LIKE TAKE HER TO THE VET! My 6 month old pup wont eat ANYTHING! She still drinks water, but her nose is dry. She hasn't gone # 2 all day or last night, and peed herself, ON HERSELF. She is trained very well to go outside so this is a shock to me. No physical sign of injury besides hunger. What should I do?I didn't know where to go to post this, so I'm sorry if it's in the replies!
Posted by Cyndi on November 29,2011 at 09:44 PM
if it is pancreatic trouble simply take away food and water for 24 hours. And remember do not feed your dog any fatty foods from meat to potatoe chips. Stick to dog food with rice base. This is just one little thing that a vet will not willingly tell you..
Posted by Tania on April 26,2010 at 04:28 AM
i have a 11mth old blue heeler X and she has been actin funny,,,, she was her normal self ealier today, but now she is limping and liftin herself to her front legs like shes tryin to do #2 but cant,, she has a hard tummy,, and is a little warm,,, i need an answer asap please!!!!!! everywhere i look 2 costs $$ and dont have any at this time,, so please,,,,,,,
Posted by kelly on February 24,2010 at 10:21 PM
kelsey, it sounds like she is impacted, give her a laxative (mild child formula) that should make her #2 but be careful only 1. and get ready to clean up a few messes. the impaction is pressing on her bladder.
Posted by rebecca on February 13,2010 at 01:59 PM
Sounds a whole lot like kidney trouble, or pancreatic trouble. Do you have a baby thermometer? Temperature should be about 100. If temperature, she will need antibiotics. I was given 1-866-4helpets for free vet care. Hope its not serious.
Posted by me on January 24,2010 at 10:39 PM
My greyhound/chinook's paws are very worn down. I understand that they need to be tough in order for the dog to keep from getting hurt, but her pad is almost flakey. When she was a puppy it was soft and pink, then it later turned black and tough, now it's pinkish red and, like I said, rough and flakey. I'm not sure if it causes her pain, but is there anything I can put on her paws as a precaution?
Posted by Bella on January 24,2010 at 10:47 AM
About my dog Bella,she has gas that smells like amonia.what can I do about that oder?this is the first time.
Posted by Ziggy on January 23,2010 at 06:14 AM
My dog is a Shihtzu/pom and she stared eating her poop about a month ago. We don't know how to break her. Now she has some kind of worms in her poop. And when we let her sleep on the bed there are some on the bed. They are like little peices of rice. How do we get her broke from this before our other 3 dogs get it too?? Please help me before her health gets worse because I can't afford to take her to a vet!!!
Posted by JEN on May 19,2010 at 11:30 PM
i don't know how to break her of that but what she has is tape worms very bad the little rice things that you see is the end of the tape worm it is the egg sack if she or the other dogs eat it the eggs hatch and the dog will have another tape worm in her. the other dogs can get it and they probably all ready do have it and you can get it also. what you need to do is go to the pet store and see if they have the medicine to kill ALL worms (our pet stores don't carry it but we found it at a tractor supply store for $10) if your pet stores don't carry it they should know where you can get it you should get safe-guard canine dewormer that treats tape worms, round worms, hook worms, and whip worms it is a 3 day treatment and should be retreated in exactly 3 weeks for best results do all dogs at same time good luck. Jen
Posted by claretha on January 19,2010 at 01:03 AM
my dog has a cough and he is sneezing. what can i do for him
Posted by kelly on February 24,2010 at 10:40 PM
he has a cold, just keep him warm and loved
Posted by John on January 18,2010 at 10:34 AM
My 4 yr old Golden Retreiver has stopped eating. Vomits any water that he drinks and is no longer energetic. What could be the problem
Posted by Melinda on January 11,2010 at 02:13 PM
We have two Boston Terriers and about a week in a half ago are youngest Sully who just turned 1 has had a runny nose, has been coughing, and sleeping a lot. Our older dog Bruzer who is about 2 1/2 also has some of these symptoms but does not have the coughing. They were at the kennel for a couple of days, but both have had kennel cough vaccine. Is there anything else it could be? And how often should they get the kennel cough vaccine?
Posted by Steve on January 10,2010 at 04:59 PM
I have a 5 year old Shittzu and he has small black specks or small spots on his belly by his penis. Also, there are some of these spots or specks under his hair about the size fo a pencil eraser. What are these specks and is there any way to get rid of them. He seems to itch at these spots also. Also, he has developed little lumbs on several places on his body. Are these harmful?
Posted by Sue on January 05,2010 at 07:22 AM
My dog is vomiting for about twelve hours and seems weak( doesn't want to jump up on couch or go up the stairs) He is a two year old Shih Poo. He is urinating and defecating, I have fed him some brown rice and he seems to have kept it down. He there anything else I should do? Does he need to go to the vet?
Posted by sam on February 13,2010 at 02:19 PM
Take to vet or ER asap. We lost our Boxer to those exact symptions on Christmas day.
Posted by Kitty West on December 21,2009 at 03:08 PM
My Boxer (8 years old) his eye started to get red and the eye membrane is covering the eye when he blinks. He is very uncomfortable. I washed it with warm water, which seems to help temporaraly. Is there an over the counter remedy for dogs eyes ? Thank you and Thor thanks you !
Posted by sam on February 13,2010 at 02:17 PM
Boxers are famous for eye problems because they are bug eyed. Our boxers have trouble with their eyes alot. Vet advised us to use contact lens solution, Sterile SALINE Solution in both eyes, put in outside corner so it won't be such a shock to him; look with flashlight under bad lid and see if there's a sticker or something. Did'nt work all the time. Finally went to vet,had to have dosepak of cortizon, prescription eye gel, and she had to wear bonnet to keep from itching. About $70 total. Boxers can lose eyesight really quick. Gods luck to you.
Posted by Pat on November 02,2009 at 10:00 PM
She has a hot spot and when she licks it she is making it worse and that can cause the hair loss. Ask your vet if benadryl or another medication will work it is either an allergy or nerves wanting attention...
Posted by Diane on January 15,2010 at 07:28 PM
My dog gets hot spots. I bought Polysporin( in a bottle) it comes in jell form and gave him benedryl. I have a 9 pound bishon/shitzu cross. It works well and most of the time just used the polysporin.
Posted by Steve on January 10,2010 at 05:13 PM
When our Shih Tzu was itching, our Vet prescribed Children's Liquid Benadryl. Only a very small dose. Ours was related to allegies.
Posted by Felice on October 23,2009 at 04:25 PM
I have an 8 year old shih tzu. For the last few weeks she has beeen moving her head from side to side like she is straining to see. I think she may be going blind. I don't have the money to take her to the vet right now. Does anyone know of a free or small fee vet clinic in Waldorf, Maryland.
Posted by ramona on October 18,2009 at 09:18 PM
I have a yorkie nad she is very itchy toward the back end and her hair is falling off can i give her benadryl?
Posted by kelly on February 24,2010 at 10:36 PM
yes, in small quanities
Posted by sam on February 13,2010 at 02:11 PM
Yes, give you benedry, twice daily, probably 1/2 what you would give a child (look on box) Also clean hair on back end with hydrogenperoxide, then neosporin every time your think of it. That will not hurt her, but may help get rid of the allergy related symptom. It did for our rot..gave him 2 50 mg. benedry twice daily after that, but he weighted 160 an adult.
Posted by patricia grove on October 18,2009 at 11:45 AM
my great dane/english mastiff has a cluster of bumps like doggie acne on her chin they do bleed are they pimpes, tumors, or warts? what can be done about them, she is in heat too, is it something that happens when she's in heat?
Posted by melissa fisher on October 17,2009 at 03:07 PM
what can you give your dog when traveling to help with vomiting?
Posted by jen on May 19,2010 at 11:36 PM
benadryl helps my dog good luck Jen
Posted by Barkie on October 15,2009 at 03:14 PM
Our dog has a nerve problem in the nect and spine. He walks just fine put can't do steps anymore. We have health issues that no longer let us pick him up to take him outside. We want to train him to pee and poop on a pee pad in an open door crate in the house. Any ideas on how to train him to do this?
Posted by ASHWIN SOJITRA on November 17,2009 at 03:06 AM
same problem is facing my 9 months puppy. no proper medicine or diagnosis done.MRI IS BEING DONE BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE DOCTORS DONT KNOW ABOUT FURTHER FOLLOW UP.CAN U SUGGEST ME ANY MEDICINE ? PLZ BE HELPFUL MY CELL IS 919824311017.
Posted by Rick Simmons on September 28,2009 at 09:23 AM
I have a 2 year old Female Lab/Dutchhound Mix dog named Janey. I believe she is i'll because she is acting like she is gagging on a hairball. she hacks like 20 to 30 times each time she starts. She is eating and drinking ok, but her head seams hot and is sleeping alot. Her eyes seam a bit droopy is less active then she usually is. I am a disabled man raising 3 kids by myself and i am on a very fixed income. I got this dog as a companion for me while recovering from 2 major heart attacks as well as returning to college. She is a HUGE part of this family and we would be totally devistated if something bad happened to her. Please help. Rick
Posted by ESO on February 13,2010 at 02:23 PM
I got a number for free vet #1866-4hlpets. Good if she is eating/drinking o.k.
Posted by brandi on September 23,2009 at 02:34 PM
my puppy is not wanting to eat he is 8 weeks old and weve had him only a week he has all his shots and has been given deworming medicine. he eats a little each feeding but seems to be losing weight. But he is still very playful and is drinking water fine what should i do
Posted by kathryn on September 23,2009 at 02:23 PM
help anyone??? i have a 8 year old shit tzu. i reccently brought her to th e groomers and the ladie told me she is sick it may be a blood problem. my dog has being "depressed" for a little while she dosnt want to play , dosnt eat or drink much , her skin around the genitals is furless and is kinda hanging there , shes getting really skinny fast. im really really worried what should i do? i havnt got the money to bring her to see a vet ? im really worried could anyone help ?
Posted by sam on February 13,2010 at 02:25 PM
Got a free vet nmber 1-866-4helpets. Sounds pretty significant.
Posted by nicole schuyler on September 19,2009 at 07:50 AM
The worst feeling ever , our doy sliped under the tire of my car last night she seems to be okay very sore, when she urinates ther is a bloody mix, her tail is wagging and she is very alert . she can stand and walk although i know its painful for her.we have been giving her baby tylonol every 4 hrs and keepnig her still . she has drank a lil water and ate a few pieces o f food . wit time like they are i havent the funds to bring her to the vet. please help , iam heartbroken.
Posted by jen on May 19,2010 at 11:45 PM
she does need to see a vet but till then don't use Tylenol baby aspirin in pill form dogs absorb aspirin better than baby Tylenol and the baby Tylenol will give her the poos good luck, jen
Posted by Darlene on September 09,2009 at 02:30 PM
I hope some one can help me,I have a german shepard that I am fixing to have spayed,if I buy a voucher then do I also have to pay my seems to me that if i get the voucher and pay my vet then whats thepoint in buying the voucher can someone please help me Thank You Darlene
Posted by ROBIN on September 07,2009 at 11:04 PM
Posted by kelly on February 24,2010 at 10:35 PM
give her ababy laxative and get ready for a few messes, or put a diaper on her n she'll be fine
Posted by grace on December 24,2009 at 07:13 PM
Pumpkin, a couple of tablespoons of pumpkin pie filling will help if it is only constipation.
Posted by Barb on September 07,2009 at 03:45 PM
My friends dog jumped, and slipped a disc in her back. He took her to a vet friend and he gave the dog some steroids, The dog cannot stand up, nor will she drink any water, and very little food. Her little stomach is hard. What should she do. Would a chiropractor help?
Posted by rebecca baker on February 14,2010 at 12:54 PM
My mom's dauschound did the exact same thing. Mom took her to acupuncture treaments (about $30 a visit in Colorado).. Took 7 treatments, her dog is just fine now.
Posted by Linda on September 03,2009 at 08:40 PM
My Husky has all the sudden started sneezing and blowing out through her nose. Could she have something up her nose or allerages ?
Posted by Kelly MC on August 22,2009 at 10:32 AM
My Boston Terrier has a growth that appeared almost overnight on the inside tip of her ear. Should I be concerned? Also I recently took her to the vet because of the condition of her paw pads. She was placed on medication, but the pads are still rough and calloused. Now what do I do?
Posted by nita on August 18,2009 at 01:26 PM
i have a 4 yr. old male daschund mix; and these last two weeks my husband and i noticed a little bit of blood when he pees, three times already. what could it be and is it something serious?
Posted by kelly on February 24,2010 at 10:33 PM
nita, my 8 year old pomerian just started that same thing tonight. if you hear of anything please respond and if i hear of anything i will realy msg.
Posted by Tyler Cavage on August 17,2009 at 11:40 AM
My mom's dog, Moonlight, is 5 years old, never been bred, and lives inside. This summer Moon started doing something weird, he would fall down on the floor and wail loudly. One of us would have to go over to him ,tap him, and call his name. He is worm free. I have pictures of him if you need to see him.
Posted by Bonnie Smith on August 15,2009 at 10:40 AM
I have a 3 yr old peke. he needs to be expressed quite often, and somtimes there is an infection. how do you express them, and how do you tell if there is an infection. and what could be the reason for this? thanks in advance bonnie
Posted by Cristy on August 14,2009 at 11:09 PM
Posted by sylvia on March 19,2012 at 06:02 PM
My dog used to have seizures, my vet but him potassium bromide and he has not has one in eight years. good luck.
Posted by win on August 25,2009 at 09:36 AM
You should not have a dog if yo cant take them to the vet their always a way if you smoke get rid of the sigrets cut down on your goodies get a credit card. im considered low income but i just had to put my girl down i keep her alive as long as i could but when she started to suffer i put her down. we went with out on a lot of stuff and in a year and half she cost 7400.00 i doctor bills and i dont regret a penney of it. but the thing is you have to go without your self to help them. but anyway i think your dog had a stroke and as for her tittie i beleve it could be a tumor so you better have her checked soon
Posted by sam on February 13,2010 at 02:33 PM
Win: Have you ever considered this sceniario? Making $90, 000 a year; business closed because of republicans greed, now barely making, dog member of family for 6 years, can't just give her up..... Cristy: I got a free vet #1-866-4helpets. I had a shepherd that did that; she had epilipsey; put her on phenabortital every day, she lived 12 more years; then starting grand mal seizures and I loved her enough to have her put down. Call you vet and see if you can make monthly payments...worked for me with my vet. Gods luck to you.
Posted by carol on August 09,2009 at 10:22 AM
is there an over the counter or home remedy for eye infection? my dashound is have some white dripagecoming from her eye?
Posted by ED on August 04,2009 at 10:27 PM
our Poodle has a gland/bump develop under her leg. it's about the size of a grape, should we have it removed or be concerned?
Posted by ralph on August 11,2009 at 03:38 PM
I had a schnauzer who had sevral-just cysts-My poodel has some small one - I leave them alone-not harmful
Posted by patricia rebera on July 31,2009 at 05:12 PM
I noticed that my dog has a cherry size red bump on the top of her mouth over her front tooth, could this be from her tooth or something that she jammed her mouth with? Do you think she needs surgery?
Posted by ralph on August 11,2009 at 03:40 PM
as a dentist- I would suspect she jamed somethinga round her gum or she has an abscess over that tooth- if after a few days it gets bigger, brig her to theVET.
Posted by debb on July 23,2009 at 02:10 PM
My standard poodle ate a small "firestarter" log. What should I do?
Posted by Brenna on July 22,2009 at 09:23 AM
My dog has a bare spot on her leg that she keeps licking. I don't know what caused the bare spot in the first place. What can we do?
Posted by edwin on December 23,2011 at 01:58 PM
i have a 8 year old shih tzu cross and her bum area and tail are turned black.she also is rubbing her bum arcoss the floor all the time and she is sleeping a lot now ...she had dry spots on her a while back so i put her on a diet one week chicken and rice next week red meat and rice...her dry spots cleared up but now that area is black as tar.i bath her and it dont come it a worm.....need help fast...please...thanks edwin
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