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re: My Lab May Die Due to Fungus (pics posted) (Updated 9-22-2016) - LSUVET82
Need to take to LSU. They see a lot of Pythium cases and that is a very likely cause. It's acts more like cancer than just an infection. Need to highly consider amputation before it gets to a place you can't amputate. Dogs can live great lives with 3 legs. ...
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re: Recommend a good fixed blade knife - LSUVET82
ESEE are good knives, check out TOPS knives, similar and huge variety. ...
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re: Dog has a uti - LSUVET82
If you dog is having urinary issues that frequently then there is likely a reason for it. Does your vet perform a urinalysis every time. Has he ever talked to you about culturing the urine to see what type of bacteria if any is present and what antibiotics it is susceptible to. You may just have inf...
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re: Update in OP; Treating young lab for heart worms - LSUVET82
If you can provide documentation that you have purchased Trifexis through your vet and haven't had any overlap, Elanco ( company which makes trifexis) is very good at providing compensation. So definitely worth giving them a call. If you truly have never missed a dose then your worm burden should b...
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re: What do you feed your dog? - LSUVET82
There was actually a study performed that showed Ole Roy was better balanced for dogs than Blue Buffalo. Blue Buffalo is currently being sued because Purina performed testing and found that all that "quality food" contained large amounts of chicken by-product despite being labeled some special food....
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re: Flea/tick prevention for Dogs/cats - LSUVET82
Your doing right by treating your environment but you have to treat your pets as well since that's an important part of the flea life cycle. There are multiple options from topical meds, oral meds, and collars. But I will tell you that harts, Adams, and most other over the counter meds you get at g...
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re: Vet Help! Price seems high - LSUVET82
Prices vary depending on the clinic you go to. Being an emergency visit with multiple nights of overnight hospitalization, that price isn't abnormal. I would have estimated 1200-1500 with IV fluids, diagnostics, injectable medications. Plus like you stated then they have to recheck your values. If y...
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re: Any Vets on the OT? - LSUVET82
Parvo in a vaccinated 12y/o dog is highly unlikely ...
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re: Any Vets on the OT? - LSUVET82
I agree with molsusports. Really need some diagnostics in order to reach any diagnosis or prognosis. Lethargy and weakness could be any number of things. I have had patients with full blown cancer come in wagging their tails and patients with gastroenteritis come in completely unresponsive. So until...
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re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82
Well that's a good sign. Could just be a bulging disc vs a ruptured one. Very likely to recover if so but I would start a fund for precaution just in case he were to rupture it sometime in the future . Quicker you get to surgery the better and usually looking about 3-4k. Keep him rested for 4 week...
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re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82
Has vet mentioned whether or not your dog has deep pain. This is the main indicator for severity. To test this they clamp onto your dogs toe with hemostats. If he doesn't yelp or feel then likely there is a ruptured disc with severe spinal cord compression. Prognosis becomes poor at this point eve...
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re: OB Vets: Does this look like a snake bite? - LSUVET82
No, snake bite would not be my first thought. Looks more like an abscess, spider bite. Being a boxer if it doesn't improve consider skin tumor, such as mast cell tumor. I would shave the area so you can see and clean it better. ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
No he graduated vet school at about the time I started undergrad at LSU. Looks like there are 2 LSU grads there. Both older than me. Looks like a nice clinic though. ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
I would have some basic bloodwork done to assess liver and kidney values. Always recommend X-rays to see where exactly the main issue is. I would at minimum start him on NSAIDs like previcox, meloxicam, or rimadyl. I have plenty of patients who treat daily for years without major side effects ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
Has he been or is he currently on any meds, NSAIDS or pain killers. Have you had any X-rays done to evaluate hips, knees, spine. ...
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re: Cleaning a dog's ears - LSUVET82
Epi-otic is just a routine cleaner. It also has a drying agent in it so using it after he swims is important to prevent that moist environment which is ideal for yeast and bacteria. Careful with qtips. He shakes his head and you punch that thing through an ear drum you'll have a real problem plus qt...
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re: Comfortis - Flea Medication Treatment for Dogs - LSUVET82
That's way to much for 6 month supply. Maybe they quoted you a year. We sell 6 month box for 95. ...
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re: Bladder stones for dogs - LSUVET82
In a min schnauzer with pancreatitis and reoccurring bladder stones I would have your vet check for cushings disease. It's a treatable condition where the body releases excessive amounts of cortisol which in turn can cause increased calcium excretion in urine causing calcium oxalate stones. That's ...
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re: Flea and tick prevention - LSUVET82
If you want a very palatable pill for monthly flea and tick prevention then ask your vet about Nexgard. First pill to prevent fleas and ticks. Trifexis does heartworms, intestinal parasites, and fleas but not ticks. Comfortis just fleas. Yes trifexis does cause vomiting in some but is not the life...
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