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  1. Flaking paw pad?

    Dog Health Questions
    Can you get a picture? Has your dog been outside on hot concrete recently? Are your pups nails long (will click on the floor when walking)? As long as he doesn't seem to be bothered by it, I would just assume that you've loosened up the top layer of the callus part of the pad and that he's...
  2. Sick Olde English Bulldog--10 mths

    Dog Health Questions
    Changing diets in an ill animal can be tricky business. Just take it slow, and if you're seeing improvements, give it time. An inflamed GI tract takes time to heal, and it may be up to a couple days before you see significant improvement. I misread your original post about the blood, I thought...
  3. Overheating Black Lab

    Dog Health Questions
    I would be VERY wary of anyone trying to overwork a dog in the summer heat. Overheating can have some life threatening consequences. When the temperature gets too high, it damages the small blood vessels, and bacteria can enter the blood stream. Septic shock is a common consequence of...
  4. Sick Olde English Bulldog--10 mths

    Dog Health Questions
    How long have you been on the low residue food? If its been less than 10-12 weeks and your dog isn't ill, then I would keep using the current food and wait for the intestines to adjust before trying anything new. Too many changes too fast can cause as many problems as they solve. You might try...
  5. Cancer or Immune Mediated Disease?

    Dog Health Questions
    I don't know if I'd try pred with a fever... we really can't answer your question without knowing everything your vet knows... and even then, none of us are internists... Can your vet give you a referral to another clinic??
  6. 2 Heartworm Pills!!

    Dog Health Questions
    Was the heartguard the appropriate size? If so, then he's probably fine... it was just a very expensive treat!! The heartguard dosages are very low and very safe, and your pug could probably eat an entire box without any side effects. Even so, watch him closely for the next 24 hours, and if...
  7. 5 wk puppies - possible PARVO....HELP!!!

    Dog Health Questions
    If an adult dog catches parvo and gets infected, or even has a subclinical infection, then yes, it will be shedding the virus in the feces. Any dog that has parvo sheds an incredible amount of virus, which then lasts a long time in the environment. Its hard to know exactly where the puppies...
  8. failed immune rseponse

    Dog Health Questions
    Get a referral to a specialist. There's something your vet is missing, and its only going to get worse if you don't find out whats wrong.
  9. 5 wk puppies - possible PARVO....HELP!!!

    Dog Health Questions
    Dogs do not carry parvo, once they mount an immune response it is completely removed from the body. It DOES, however, last for months (maybe years) in the environment. If the mom wasn't vaccinated, she probably didn't have a very high antibody titer, and therefore there weren't enough...
  10. frontline frustration

    Dog Health Questions
    Its entirely possible that the fleas are resistant to the active ingredient in the frontline and it just won't work. Its also possible that your home and yard are heavily infested. The fleas you see are only 1% of the total flea population.
  11. thunderstorm anxiety

    Dog Health Questions
    There are several drug-free ways of controlling thunderstorm anxiety. Try placing a drop of peppermint oil (not extract) in the center pad of a front foot. Not sure how or why it works, but it seems to help. Have your dog wear a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. The sweatshirt makes them...
  12. Breeding problems!!!

    Dog Health Questions
    No, x-rays are not guarranteed unless you KNOW you are within one week of the delivery date. The bones in the skeletons of the puppies do not mineralize until just prior to birth, so taking an x-ray too early will probably tell you very little. It does sound like she was pretty close to her due...
  13. Dog pees in sleep. Normal?

    Dog Health Questions
    You should ask your vet to re-evaluate him. He may have poor sphincter tone, a bladder infection, or an ectopic ureter. These are all more common in females, but can certainly be problems in males too, and should be looked into. If its just once, its just an oddity, but more than once is a...
  14. 5 wk puppies - possible PARVO....HELP!!!

    Dog Health Questions
    If any survive, you should keep one yourself. They will have the best possible immunity to the virus in your home, and I cannot think of anyone who could possibly love them more or care for them better than you after all you've done for these pups.
  15. 5 wk puppies - possible PARVO....HELP!!!

    Dog Health Questions
    If caught early, the parvaid actually seems to help... I don't know how or why, but it does... and I'm generally pretty skeptical when it comes to supplements like that. Maybe its just the pure fact you're adding fluids, but whatever it is, if you're treating at home, it certainly can't hurt...
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