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Robin Shonk | 5 years ago
Angel Is Not Meowing Like She Is In Pain,she Has Been Fixed For Many Years…

Angel is not meowing like she is in pain,she has been fixed for many years now.how can I help her ? what does this mean for her to have red pee like 2 or 3 drops ?Angel is silver striped,

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
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last Night Angel Woke Me Up Twice. She Sounds Like Shes Clearing Her Throat…

Hi again..
last night Angel woke me up twice. She sounds like shes clearing her throat .. like something is stuck in her throat.. after a couple attempts to clear it she gags. She has been doing this since 12am last night.. up until 5 minutes ago.. every 10 minutes or so. I am also coughing and clearing my throat. Is it possible that we both got sick? I have been to the vet a lot the past couple weeks and I was wondering if there are any natural remedies I can try on her before I visit the vet once again. My other dog is completely fine and they are together 24.7 I really hope he doesn’t also get sick. Any natural remedies? Do you think honey could work with tea? are dogs okay with tea and honey? I also gave her warm chicken broth an hour ago. Thanks for your help.

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
I Adopted My Dog Over A Year Ago When She Was Just Under 8 Weeks…

I adopted my dog over a year ago when she was just under 8 weeks old. I got her from my local shelter and they had it down as a boxer mix. She weighs about 85 pounds and she is 16 months old. Angel has droopy eyes (red part shows) and a light under bite. Her brothers was much more visable (adorable!!!) .. She has very long legs and a thinner body on top. She doesn’t run like other dogs.. She doesn’t really pay attention to whats around her she just jumps and knocks everything over. Her tails whips everything in her way. She steps in poop. She seems like a clumsy dog. When I first got her.. a couple people said they would put her on joint supplements because she seems like a very low energy dog that is going to be HUGE. What do you guys think her breed could be? Im starting to think shes a bull mastiff or something. VERY VERY VERY calm personality NEVER makes a sound and sleeps 24.7. ALWAYS hungry. She is very lazy. Am I being too dog crazy or is this just how she is?

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

For about $70 you can have her DNA tested.  The results can be very specific to very general, but they may help you and your vet make better decisions about how to care for her.  (My first thought was Great Dane too!  She sounds like she has a GD personality also).

Wisdompanel.com is the Mars website for the DNA testing information — I buy my tests from Amazon then register them with Wisdom Panel. 

Big dogs require a very careful diet to ensure their bones develop properly so knowing the mix of her genetics can be very helpful.  

Dawn Ferara, DVM
5 years ago

She looks nothing like a boxer in this picture, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have some boxer in her history.

I would discuss these issues with your vet before you start her on any supplements.  Supplements can change mineral ratios in food which can cause problems for growing dogs.

julie brader
5 years ago

Glucosamine is great for joints….so is Wild Salmon Oil.

She looks like a Gt Dane to me too….. !! ?

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
Angel Is Pooping Wet Orange Poop! I Cant Even Pick It Up Its Really Gross…

Angel is pooping wet orange poop! I cant even pick it up its really gross. I gave her pumpkin 2 days ago but poop is still there.. she has a bone that has something like a filler in the middle of it and shes had it for a while so yesterday I threw it in the garbage thinking that could be it.. She is on Acana Light & Fit and im transitioning her to Acana Duck. Angel was on antibiotics up until Saturday for a different issue and I was wondering if it could be the meds? Should I worry and take her in again or try something different?

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Brooke Stein
5 years ago

I think you need to take her in again because orange poop it’s not normal.:)

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello,
I agree talking or seeing your vet again. Antibiotics can cause strange poop, so that may be what was causing the issue. Only way to know for sure is to get to the vet. Take a sample of the poo with you also.
~Kelly

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
I Always Forget To Ask This Question At The Vet So Why Not Ask It…

i always forget to ask this question at the vet so why not ask it here? My boxer/mastiff/mix (rescue dog :)) is ALWAYS hungry. I feed her 4 cups of Acana kibble everyday.. which is more than the bag even says to give her size dog. She has never had a limit to food. My boyfriend always tells me to feed her more but I buy kibble every 3-4 weeks and its 80 bucks each time.. how much more can i feed a dog?! She has snuck into the cabinet before and tore apart the bag and had over 8 cups on her own in a RUSH. I really believe that she doesn’t have a limit. She finishes 2 cups in less than a minute its like she thinks its going to run from her or something. . then she goes and eats the poodles half cup too.. Is this normal? Why is so hungry 24/7?! She is also a low energy dog so its not like shes burning it all. (15 months old). My other dog has to be forced to eat he takes forever but not angel .. you can feed her in the middle of her sleep and she will run over. Thanks guys love this site!

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julie brader
5 years ago

Hi again Karolina……some dogs will literally eat and eat and eat….and are never full. 

Your girl is a rescue and could have been deprived of food before you got her…this could be a reason she is so desperate to eat now….or she could just be a greedy dog. 

As long as her bodyweight is correct, she is fit and healthy, has no internal parasites then you are feeding her the right amount……and don’t worry she is fine. If you gave her more food, she would probably still want more…and more.

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
Hi Again Guys! Thanks For All Of Your Help Im Happy I Have People Out…

Hi again guys! Thanks for all of your help im happy I have people out there who can give me more opinions.. I went to the vet on Saturday morning with Angel regarding the lump on her paw. This was a new vet (not the usual one) and I decided to try him out because it was much closer for us to get to. First of all .. he checked it out and kind of had a weird look on his face. He checked her paw three times. She was pulling away while he checked it out so either it was causing her pain .. or its simply because he put a muzzle on the poor girl. His conclusion is: step one then make our way to the last step. Step one: medication, step two (next visit $$) poke a needle into the lump and send it for testing but says that it is not always conslusive.. (last visit$$$) chop off her finger with the lump on it. My boyfriend freaked out when he heard that and told me to switch doctors that he refuses to cut her finger off. The doctor took some photos of the lump to compare for next week. The vet pulled out his text book and we both agreed it looked like a the photo next to histiocytoma. We are trying the medication this week and praying to God she is okay. She started to lick it a lot and its driving me nuts. I put a sock on her paw and she removes it or ends up licking the sock to the point its soaking wet.. these are the medications Angel is on. apo-cephalexin 500 mg 2 tablets twice daily, & teva-meloxicam 7.5 mg 1 full tablet

Please give me your input on this and what you think I should do and whats best for Angel.. I want my puppy to be happy and healthy 🙁 I couldn’t even watch the examine I had to turn around because I almost started to cry.

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
5 years ago

You can always go for a 2nd opinion but as far as your vet, given what the mass looks like in person I would have treated it the same way! X-rays would be a good idea just to see if it involves bone but aside from that it sounds like an acceptable treatment plan.

Dawn Ferara, DVM
5 years ago

Sounds like it may need to be biopsies (stick needle in it and send to lab), however, she may benefit from an elizabethen collar to limit her ability to be able to lick the area.  I’m not sure by your description that a collar would stop her but it may.

Good luck!

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago


Hi! My Dog Is A Rescue And We Were Told She Is A Boxer…

Hi! My dog is a rescue and we were told she is a boxer mix. Angel is really tall so she could be anything! Most people say she is a bullmastiff cane corso mix. She is a very large dog. We go for many walks around a pond (we live in Ontario Canada) so when I noticed this red pea-sized lump I guessed it was a splinter? It has not gone away and its been over a week. I am planning on taking her to the vet this weekend but I have been on google reading about possibilities and im super scared and worried now!!! It is not bothering her at all but then again she never yelps or makes sounds she is a very laid back dog. I have never heard her yelp and ive had her over a year.. What could it be? Please help me so I can stay calm until the weekend im really really worried.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

I admit that with a splinter (or another foreign body) I’d expect some lameness, though this is up high enough that it might not hurt when putting weight on the food. Cookie had a piece of a porcupine quill between her toes and was quite lame from it. It was clearly infected but took quite a while to finally discover the culprit (the quill) and get it out. Once it was out it resolved quickly. Nobody can tell you what this is by looking at it. However, whatever it is, even if it was malignant, there are some awesome treatments… Read more »

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karolina dabrowski | 5 years ago
Hi! My Dog Is A Rescue And We Were Told She Is A Boxer Mix…

Hi! My dog is a rescue and we were told she is a boxer mix. Angel is really tall so she could be anything! Most people say she is a bullmastiff cane corso mix. She is a very large dog. We go for many walks around a pond (we live in Ontario Canada) so when I noticed this red pea-sized lump I guessed it was a splinter? It has not gone away and its been over a week. I am planning on taking her to the vet this weekend but I have been on google reading about possibilities and im super scared and worried now!!! It is not bothering her at all but then again she never yelps or makes sounds she is a very laid back dog. I have never heard her yelp and ive had her over a year.. What could it be? Please help me so I can stay calm until the weekend im really really worried.

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julie brader
5 years ago

Please don’t worry…..I just wondered if there is any kind of mark on the lump or an entry point? It could be as simple as a grass seed gone into his foot. Hope all goes well and good luck at the Vet.

Catherine Pepe
5 years ago

Don’t worry friend! Dog’s get lumps and cyst’s. Sometimes they are nothing and just need removed. Get a biopsy and Vet appointment and that will be a good point. Keep positive…you are her love and you already have given her an adopted family. What a wonderful blessing!

Catherine Pepe
5 years ago

how is she?

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Angel Smith | 5 years ago
Recently I Had Started To Notice One Eye Was Truly Blind After Getting More And…

recently I had started to notice one eye was truly blind after getting more and more cloudy over this last winter. for the last 2 weeks it has been looking like it’s bloody around the orb of the eye and protruding some what and now for the last 2 days I have seen a oval shape in the center that looks like infection and like the eye is dead and or infected on the way dying if I was to guess. I am so worried for him. I have no funds and DO NOT want to be ignorant and hurt him or kill him when there may have been something to be done and help…. please and thank you. Anxiously awaiting….,Angel Smith

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Lizabeth Bailey Homa | 6 years ago
I Have Labrador Name Bailey She Is My Angel, My Daughter, I Am Having…

I have Labrador name Bailey she is My Angel, My Daughter, I am having a hard time deal with the fact & terms that she has hip dysplasia she is 5 years old and she has Allergies really bad. I am disabled Bailey means the world to me.

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

Just jumping in in regards the hips. Yes, stem cell therapy can do great things for bad joints. We used it for Jasmine and gave her extra happy and comfortable years. Jasmine couldn’t have NSAIDs and had issues with medications in general and that’s why we originally opted for alternative treatments. Since, I’d consider stem cell therapy BEFORE considering long term medications.

This is always best combined with strict weight management and physical therapy and exercise. Other great modalities are cold laser and acupuncture. We tried them all. Stem cells, though, are the BIG GUNS when it comes to joints.