Questions about older dogs:





Mutt (maybe Rottweil question:A friend found a dog years ago on the side of the road with an broken back. Break looks like he fell out of a moving truck. The vet said it was pretty bad and wasn't sure he would survive and if he ...

American Cocker Span question:Hello, Dr Marie. My cocker spaniel just recently started regurgitating water. He doesn't seem to have any other symptoms. he just stops walking and water comes up. The last 2 days, I have had him o...

Daschund question:Hello, We had a baby goat that contracted tetanus. Before we knew he was sick, he was kept in the yard, where he interacted with our 2 Daschunds. One of the dogs were seen eating the goat's feces from the source. I researched this and cannot find a definite answer on if the dog now has Tetanus. She was seen eating the feces about one week ago. How concerned should I be? Thank You.

Aus Shepard Mix question:My dog is breathing rapidly, about 60 times per minute, night and day, but otherwise acting normal. Only exception is that he drinks a bit more water than usual. He had a blood test about 10 days ago....

Yorkie question:Buddy has been acting sick for about a week, being lethargic and unresponsive, progressively getting worse the past few days. Today he started drinking excessively, throwing up, and urinating frequen...

rat terrier question:dear dr marie, in the last week this oozy boil-like bump has shown up on my dog`s leg what could it be ? she has been constantly licking this boil .is this something we should be concerned?I am sending you 3 pictures named schandel 1,2 and 3 attached with my e mail regarding to how this red bump looks like. thank you

Pit Bull terrier question: My aging Pit bull terrier's back leg shakes like he has Parkinson's disease. Back R leg doesn't have much strength. His back end has been bothering him for over a year, probably from him being a high energy dog and not knowing that he's getting old. Shaking leg developed in the last 6 months.

Labrador Retriever question:my dog is a labrador retriever and about 9 years old. he was a solid eater and never fussy for the 3 years we had him until 2 months ago when he stopped eating his dry food. I added wet food to the dr...

American Bulldog question:My American Bulldog Lucille, age 11 years old, has Type 2 IVDD. She can walk still, sometimes quite well. other times- she falls down often or cannot get back up. She can be very wobbly. What is s...

German Shepherd question:Hi Myself and my boyfriend have a complicated problem with no good answer. Our 9 year old German Shepherd Havoc (who we love like a son) rear hips are completely shot. We have spent thousands on stem ...

Jackapoo question:Hi Dr. Marie Last night my dog sustained some type of injury to himself while jumping up on the recliner, something he has done hundreds of times before. I took him to the vet and she examined h...

Lab question:Hi Dr. Marie, I took my almost 10 y/o lab to the vet because she has been waking me up at night with her panting. I let her out to urinate, but I don't feel like she really has to go as she lolly- ...

mini dachshund question:Hi Dr. Marie, Bare with me in my lengthy explanation :) I recently found out my mini-dachshund has a calcified disc toward the end of his spine. The day I took him to the vet, he was given a ste...

Miniature Schnauzer question:Lucy is diabetic.She gets 4units 2x daily with food..Monday she started to have diarrhea and some blood in her stool. We gave her some boiled chicked and rice.On Tuesday she ate her normal morning fee...

Shepherd/Huskie Mix question:O.K, here is the deal. Our dog Sadie was diagnosed with a ruptured disc (L2) I believe, this past week, resulting in total, sudden paralysis. We have an excellent vet, and after a roller coaster rid...

Boxer question:My dog was in a fight with the neighbors dog last night. When I there Captain was on the floor on his back and the other dog was on top holding on by his neck. Captain is 60 pounds and the other on...

Wired haired Fox Ter question:Kirsty was diagnosed with a skin allergey just after one year which has been successvily treated with Atopica for the last nine years. Over the last couple of years she had sycits apear on her lower l...

Golden Retriever question:This weekend I was dog sitting for my dad's three dogs while he was out of town. Thursday night to this morning (Monday) we were snowed in because of the blizzard that hit the Northeast U.S., so I...

datschund mix question:Gina had an episode that looked like a seizure about 1.5 years ago for a first time. Her eyes became wandering around, she was a little shaking, than she tried to walk, but her back legs didn't work.....

Labrador question:Hi, I have an 8yr old female labrador that on the 30th December, 2013 evening stopped eating. We tried changing food brands more than once, she would eat one or two times and them turn her head away b...

Pug question:Dr. Marie, My male pug, aged 10, stuck with a piece of apple last night (29/1), I tried to pull it out with finger, but couldn’t, the apple might be going down, then I went to the vet immediately...

Boston Terrier question:Hi Dr. Marie My 11 y.o. Boston Andi (about 14 pounds) has been a healthy girl all her life. The only thing she's ever had has been occasional diarrhea, maybe once or twice a year, sometimes years go...

Yellow "sweet" lab question:Hi Dr. I have an 11 year old lab that has had breathing problems for some time now. It sounds like what you've described in your explanation of laryngeal paralysis. She over the last 2 days has got wo...

Labordor question:Hi my name is Joanne I noticed about a week ago my 8 year old lab had a small black growth on the beek of his nose I tried using a wet cloth to clean it and see if I could tell what it is but if you touch it to much it starts to bleed lightly could this be dangerous one week later and it's still there very small and hard feeling

terrier mix question:Dear Dr. Marie, I’ve been in the throes of a medical mystery with my beloved dog, Cori. Any intuitions or thoughts would be more than appreciated. About four years ago Cori, my 65-pound whi...

GSD question:Hi, Jacob is 8 he just had his spleen removed due to a tumor about a week ago. Turns out it is cancer and my vet said he has about two months. Since chemo doesn't really cure it or put it in remis...

American Cocker Span question:Dr Marie-- My dog had a lump on his behind just by his anus. It never seemed to get any bigger and he has other bumps on him that the vet has said are cysts, so I wasn't worried about this one. When...

German Shepherd Dog question:This morning while brushing Sako, a 9-year-old GSD, I noted an area where hair is being sloughed. There is a raised area that you can see in photos that I took. It is back about mid-line between his...

Bichon Frise question:Dear Dr. Marie, Our 7 year old bichon frise has started new concerning behavior. Her background may be important and I will try to be brief. The poor thing had Calcium oxalate stones that were remove...

Shih tzu question:Louie has always gagged after drinking water, often clear watery mucous comes up. He sometimes throws up clear yellow mucousy liquid but not related to the water drinking episodes. Also, more often ...





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