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Michelle Martinez | 2 years ago
I Have A Labrador I Don’t Know If She Is Pregnant She Has Excessive Barking…

I have a Labrador I don’t know if she is pregnant she has excessive barking because sometimes we put her in the garage and she has her house there and she sleeps with my boy dog golden retriever the point is that I don’t know if Labrador is prevent and I really wan to place a barking collar on her but we don’t want that to get in the way of her puppies she might have but we don’t know if she is pregnant

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Laura
2 years ago

Hi Michelle, you have multiple issues happening. If your lab is pregnant, please get her spayed. You are not equipped to handle a litter of puppies. The other issue – the barking – is managed by giving her more to do. She is most likely bored! This is a smart working breed, and they need mental work regularly. Instead of using an aversive like a bark collar, work your dog!

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Malori Mattimore | 2 years ago
3 Year Old Golden Retriever With Spontaneous Bump On His Face. Was Pink And Raised…

3 year old golden retriever with spontaneous bump on his face. Was pink and raised but he has now broke it open a bit (scabbed over now)… he doesn’t seem to be bothered by it, no itching, no change in appetite and overall his happy self. Any idea on what this could be?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, It is not possible to diagnose a lump or bump by a photo. I would say that at this point it is probably safe to watch it for a day or two to see if it regresses and heals indicating it might have been a bump or a scratch or even a big bite, but if it worsens or persists you should call your vet to have them look at it. My puppies are always coming back from romping outside with a small injury. It seems they play too hard and run too furiously through the woods. In one… Read more »

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Robert Swinehart | 2 years ago
My 2 Year Old Male Golden Retriever Developed This Growth On His Head A Little…

My 2 year old male Golden Retriever developed this growth on his head a little over 2 months ago. Now it has grown significantly and looks worse. I have attached 2 photos. Any ideas?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
It is almost impossible to diagnose via a photo. But based on location, rate of growth and breed I think it is best to see your bet and inquire about having it removed and submitted for biopsy which is the only way to truly identify it. At my clinic I would expect this to cost about $600

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Jessica Myers | 2 years ago
My Almost 3 Year Old Black Lab/ Golden Retriever Has A Slight Limp. It’s His…

My almost 3 year old black lab/ golden retriever has a slight limp. It’s his back right leg. I don’t see anything in between his pads and he doesn’t seem to yelp when I rub on his leg. He has a slight knot, loose not attached to his leg below his thigh kinda. We went camping over the Memorial Day holiday and he did a lot of running and swimming, I’m hoping he’s just sore or pulled something and it will heal. My other concern is he was tested for Lymes before and it came back positive that he had came in contact with a tick but wasn’t infected to where he needed treated. He goes to the vet Monday for trimming and hotspots but I’m hoping the vet can get us in today. Makes me sad seeing him not put all his weight on it, but doesn’t seem to be in pain. What are your thoughts?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Sarah is spot on! Xox

Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. It sounds like your dog could have a couple of things going on. First, I would get the Lymes situation checked out. And I would probably ask for xrays to make sure that lump isn’t something very serious. Your dog may have just pulled a muscle over the holiday weekend….but the fact that there is some sort of swelling or possible injury that is noticeable isn’t concerning enough where I would go to the vet. Especially now that it has been an entire week. If your vet has Saturday hours, i would definitely ty to get an appointment… Read more »

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2 years ago

*is not isn’t.

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Mike Swenson | 2 years ago
My Otherwise Healthy 3 Yr Old Female Dachsund Began Exhibiting Odd Behavior About A Month…

My otherwise healthy 3 yr old female dachsund began exhibiting odd behavior about a month ago. She stops whatever activity she is engaged in and lies down on the floor and simply bobs her head. She will not respond to any commands nor will she eat, drink or potty. These episodes usually occur a couple times a week and may last up to 16l hours such as the one she is currently in. Most, however, last from 1-6 hours. The episodes end just as the began when she will stand up and then maybe jump up on couch with me, or get a drink or a bite to eat or maybe even retrieve a favorite toy. As is for the last 6 hours she had not been lieing on the floor bobbing her head. I’m at a loss here as I nor anyone I’ve asked has ever heard of this type behavior and I’m afraid that 1 day she won’t come out of it and will be lost. Any help or advice you can provide will be met with the utmost gratitude I assure you. Thank you for your consideration.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Have you taken her to your vet for an exam spoken to them about this? It’s really where you need to start to get some idea of what’s going on. I really think and exam, bloodwork and an X-ray are a good place to start. After that a neurologist might be needed. Start with the basics on the medical side.

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Chelsea M | 3 years ago
I Have A 1 Year Old 56lb Golden Retriever Lab Mix, I Have Him On…

I have a 1 year old 56lb Golden Retriever lab mix, I have him on Frontline Plus as a preventative as well as Intercepter for heartworms. The Frontline Plus has been pretty effective as a preventive for fleas but he still gets a number of ticks on his coat. We will be out hiking in the woods for hours more frequently now with the weather getting nicer. I have heard that the Seresto Collar is really effective in repelling ticks which is my biggest concern with the area I live in. I was curious if it is possible to combine both the Frontline Plus along with the Seresto Collar (only if its safe), or if you would recommend one over the other.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, Ticks are a huge problem in my area too. I have used many products and always found the same thing. One nothing repels. Those little armored ticks are going to find your dog and they are going to jump on. The way they die after this is a little product dependent but between the two you mention both require the tick to take a bite before they are killed by the product. All products require this (to the best of my knowledge and I am not an expert in parasitology). If you want to minimize the ticks getting on… Read more »

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Krista Magnifico | 3 years ago
Ear Hematoma In An Older Dog With Allergies. An Aural Hematoma Occurs With Head Shaking…
Treatment Cost (USD): $165.00
Lilly is an older lab with a history of allergies. When her ears flared up (redness and itching), she began to shake her head. This caused the blood vessels in her ear flap to rupture and caused the ear pinna (flap) to swell up. This also made her ears even more uncomfortable and worsened the swelling.
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Patricia Rattray
2 years ago

I cured a large hematoma on my cats ear with the homeopathic remedy Arnica mont 30. I believe I just gave it once a day, maybe twice. It took about a week to ten days to completely resolved but there was improvement right away which was steady until it resolved. The ear flap returned to normal. In this podcast homeopath Joette Calabrese mentions that in classical homeopathy, Arnica Montana is always used for hematomas. Cost $8.00.

https://joettecalabrese.com/podcast1/podcast-73-my-time-with-the-banerjis/

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Krista Magnifico | 3 years ago
This Is Busters Story. He Is An Older Lab Who Had A Large Mass On…
Treatment Cost (USD): $1080.00
For about 4 months Buster had a swollen toe. As the swelling progressed to a mass that became so large the skin ulcerated and the mass would not stop bleeding. They went to their vet multiple times.
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Krista Magnifico | 3 years ago
Mass Removal On The Tarsus Of An Older Dog.
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Mia is an older lab mix who had a progressively growing mass in the middle of her tarsus (between the ankle and the foot). It was not painful, but it was getting big enough to cause her family concern. She was brought to her regular vets office, a corporate practice, who wanted to refer her to a surgeon for the removal. Mia's family came to see me for a second opinion.
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Jennifer Taylor | 3 years ago
Roxy Needed A Second Opinion For Frequent Urination & Increased Thirst
Treatment Cost (USD): $1218.00
Frequent urination since October 2018 and increased thirst, history of frequent urinary tract infections, blood in urine and spay induced incontinence. In January of 2018 she began vomiting stomach contents within 5 minutes of eating a meal and also began having periods of confusion.
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