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Terry O'Keefe | 5 years ago
My Red Kelpie And Irish Wolfhound Were Running Up And Down The Fence Barking At…

my red kelpie and Irish wolfhound were running up and down the fence barking at the noise of the motorized whipper snipper when they collided well they took to each other, well after the scrap both dogs had minor injuries except for the Kelpie. He is very healthy and active but the thing I noticed was a cut upon the bony part of the shoulder more like a two inch scratch I treated that with antiseptic Salvon cream and then gave him some antibiotics called Amoxicillin but only for three days, what he has now is the wound has healed and the scab is starting to fall off but there is a bulb of fluid, well that’s what it feels like, should I just let his body deal with it and see ? and should I give him any more antibiotics? One more question I have two little dogs these are house dogs and took them to my vet and asked what would be the charge to cut their nails and clean their teeth well I might be a sucker for rescuing four dogs each dog cost $385 each that also covered their needles. I had a look at their teeth and seen a build up of plaque on their back teeth, so hold the dog and push his lip up (she charged me $80 for the look and quote) and she said ok it will cost $1300 dollars to do both of them this doe’s not included any extractions if needed it will incur an extra $180 dollars per tooth all I can see is two teeth on each side at the back that are affected is this vet on the same planet as normal folk. thanks for reading my email I hope you can give me some advice thank you ever so much in advance HANK.

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Krista Magnifico
Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
4 years ago

Hello, It is not possible to tell you what the bump of fluid is? The only way to diagnose it is usually with a trained veterinary exam and possibly even an aspirate of the fluid to look at under the microscope for identification. My concern would be that this is an infection (if there is a superficial wound I ALWAYS assume infection, which you really don’t want under the skin). Although it also might be a seroma, hematoma, or even hygroma. The only safe advice I can give is to see a vet. I never recommend to puncture or lance… Read more »

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Becky Troutman | 5 years ago
My Almost 11 Year Old Irish Setter/German Shepherd Has A Slipped Disc…I Can’t Afford A…

My almost 11 year old Irish Setter/German Shepherd has a slipped disc…I can’t afford a pet neurologist visit…he can’t support his own weight and has not urinated for almost 12 hours. He is taking pain meds from the vet but is not able to stand at all…should I be concerned it’s time to let him go?

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Krista Magnifico
Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
5 years ago

Hello,
I dont know enough about your dogs case to offer an opinion BUT he absolutely needs to be closely monitored by you and your vet and he needs to be on medications to help with the pain. He also needs to be assisted with all bathroom and physical therapy (when appropriate). I have lots of advice on my blogs on IVDD.
Here is one to help. The first few days of your dogs IVDD. http://kmdvm.blogspot.com/2016/08/ivdd-days-immediately-following.html

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Kim Kelisha | 5 years ago
My Dog Had The Kennel Cough For The First Time On Friday And Ever Since…

my dog had the kennel cough for the first time on friday and ever since he keeps trying to attack everyone and is in a cage at the moment as i have children and can not have him near anyone, we rang the vet but they just keep saying he must be a viscious dog, we have had him from a pup and he has never been like this ever i cant even open the cage as he is trying to bite me all the time and so aggressive he is nearly 7 and an irish blue staffy!! Its breaking my heart at the moment as i dont no what to do or whats wrong and cant take him to be seen as dont want to be bitten or anyone else to be bitten please help

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Howard Holt | 5 years ago
I Have Been A Dog Owner Since The Age Of A Child Boxers , Irish…

I have been a dog owner since the age of a child boxers , Irish wolfhounds various adopted rescue dogs. Never have experienced this and have heard that it could be an allergen ?

Thank you so much .

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Gabbi Wilson | 6 years ago
My Eight Week Old Pure Bred Irish Setter Has Had Over 20 Ticks Since We…

My eight week old pure bred Irish Setter has had over 20 ticks since we got him last week. All of the medicine I have seen has been for dogs twelve weeks or older. PLEASE HELP! It seems every time he goes outside he comes back with two more

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Dawn Ferara, DVM
Dawn Ferara, DVM (@dferara)
5 years ago

You need to contact your vet for any tick medication for a dog that young.

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5 years ago

I agree with Dr. Ferara, get him to YOUR vet.

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Karina Delarue | 6 years ago
I Have An Almost 7 Year Old Irish Terrier. At Night We Put Her Into…

I have an almost 7 year old Irish Terrier. At night we put her into a dog cage. She doesn’t really like sleeping there but we still get her into the cage. Normally she doesn’t bark at night in there. She didn’t bark for 7 years at night. She only barks in the daytime when a car or a buss or something passes. But suddenly since last week she started barking at night. She wakes everyone up in the house and doesn’t stop barking. Till now we’ve always let her free so she will stop barking and everyone can sleep again but then she will start barking again early in the morning at the passing cars. Has this something to do with her health?

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5 years ago

it could be health related.  any time there is a sudden change in behavior, i strongly suggest a vet visit to rule anything medical out.

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sonia de Nysschen (@soniadenysschen)
5 years ago

get someone to take the dog to the vet and lock you up in the cage and see how you feel. a dog barks because thats their way of communicating also. 

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Cathy Holt Jordan | 6 years ago
I Am Considering Rescuing A Puppy Who Is 91% Lab And 9% Irish Wolfhound (per…

I am considering rescuing a puppy who is 91% lab and 9% Irish Wolfhound (per genetic test). I’m nervous about the short life span of an Irish Wolfhound. Is this a factor with such a small percentage of wolfhound?

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PK Dennis
PK Dennis (@pkdennis)
6 years ago

I wouldn’t be concerned about that — when you cross two varieties of anything you get what is known as hybrid vigor.  So, don’t expect and either, or result.  You will end up with an animal that can be more robust than either of the parents.  With that much lab I would expect the dog to have the lifespan of a lab, with a few characteristics of the Irish.  Maybe a taller dog, with some wild hair, or perhaps you won’t be able to tell there is wolfhound in there at all.  It will be interesting for you to learn… Read more »

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6 years ago

i’d like to clarify something.

you might get a healthier dog. maybe. or you could end up with a dog plagued with every problem from both breeds. the problem with mixing breeds (and the reason cross breeds should never be encouraged) is we just don’t know what you’ll get as a result.

Margrit Simons
Margrit Simons (@margritsimons)
6 years ago

Should the top priority not be to rescue a dog if he needs to be rescued?!

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meena menon | 8 years ago
Can My Dog Irish Setter Age 8 Years Taken His Rabies Oral At Home And…

can my dog irish setter age 8 years taken his rabies oral at home and how?

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