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Corn has been linked to many different problems within dogs including yeast infections to allergies. Corn is often difficult for dogs to digest and offers no nutritional value. We usually never recommend a dog food brand that contains corn. The second ingredient Chicken By-Product meal is also one we try and stay away from. Its hard to determine the quality of this ingredient. Chicken By-Products are usually lower quality parts of the chicken that are rejected for human consumption.
my dogs nails are turning a brownish red color and closest to the nail bed you can scrap a little bit of gunk off but the color remains. I believe its on the inside of the nail. Also, I don't know if its related or not but his anal gland seems express itself randomly, and lastly his eyes just started leaking the reddish eye gubers and staining his face. Please help!
It sounds like you have taken care of your dogs broken toe nail very well. If your dog is showing signs of discomfort, you may want to check with your vet to be sure there are no other problems or any infection.
My 90-100 lb Golden Retriever is 6.5 years old and is suffering from an infected nail (toe pad). The nail is not long or curled however the single pad is puffy and inflamed. I know it is causing him pain by his rapid breathing while laying down for bed. I have soaked his pay in warm soapy water (out of hydrogen peroxide) and put an ample amount of triple antibiotic cream around the nail and covered with a band aid and sock (to prevent licking).
Update, I noticed when my dog lies on his side it fully exposes the problem nail. So, I got down on the floor with him and tried to clip the "thumb nail".. it was hooded around so far it looked to be starting to poke back into the leg - could be part of the foot/leg licking/chewing problem? But, after some poor starts to get the nipper over the hook he stated show teeth and growling... so I used the muzzle, worked great.
This should break it soon. It's like pavlovs dogs. Your daughter doesn't have any problems. Good luck with this!
I have tears in my eyes as my dogs and cat are my ‘babies”, I can’t have children, I feel like they are mine, yet I can’t help her/them! I already know one needs $3000 level 3 dental! (My husband has a cracked molar and my teeth need checking……etc! no dental plan here!) No my baby chihuahua went in for ingrown nail and when Vet checked her mouth, WOW. Her left front molar is wrapped around by “hair, etc.” at root, loose it is huge!
If so, and they are honest and doing things right, you should give the breeder a call and see if (s)he has had any problems in that line of dogs. Did either sire or dam of that litter have any problems? Does (s)he know if any litter mates have had problems? Look up Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease) and read up on it. There are other tests that can be done to help diagnose this. I'm just leaning toward a hereditary factor possibly going on.
my dogs nail doesn't seem tobe broken, but more de-gloved from nail bed. will nail fall away on own(such as human) or should I try to remove?
My min pin freaks out every time he's put in a kennel, held down for examination, given medicine, nail cuts, etc. He starts breathing rapidly and takes several people to hold just to perform the smallest task. He has even lost control of his bowels once. I don't want to stress him out but I know he needs the care he is fighting not to get.
My dogs nail got caught earlier this week and I trimmed it and put some styptic powder on it. It looks as if it has cracked a bit more. I want to clip it and apply more powder but just worry as it is so close to the base. Here is a picture of how it is currently.
I am going back to the vet on saturday but want to know if anyone has any idea or have seen this on there dogs before...if so what was it? and how was it treated? I posted Picture of sore on leg...
I just found her past weight (30 July -> 8 September): 4.5 -> 3.250 Normally loosing weight should height her creatinine. Else there was a problem with the machine, else it's something with her (cured or wrong diagnostic). Probiotics lasted: 6 August to 2 September 2010, new ones didn't came. I restarted Renalzin phosphate binder today the 16th September, I had stopped the 2th September. She went to vet: 24 June, 30 July, 8 September Her Crea levels mg/L did 23.3 - 26.8 - 21.
You shouldn't have any problems. It being on your skin for less than a min on your hands, I wouldn't worry..
Now we are having problems with him splitting nails and constantly licking (probably because they hurt) A dew claw already split and fell off, and just a few minutes ago, he lost a rear toe nail. When Igot down to look at it, I see that he has a nail on each front paw that is lifted up, exposing what looks like a bird claw. It's just a tiny claw that was probably inside the bigger one. Dakota is generally an indoor dog, or runs on grass.
He said he gave him a shot that he usually gives dogs pre surgery and it should have knocked him out in a few minutes. After 10 minutes, he was still standing and asking to leave, a little bit uncoordinated. Vet thought to try looking at his ear and my husky still refused by thrashing his had and using paws to get away. We left the office and the vet is a bit stunned because he has never seen a dog successfully fight sedation as well as my husky did.
By the time symptoms show up, it's usually too late, which is why it's so important to do regular blood work in older dogs. Do NOT give ibuprofen (Advil) to your dog! They can't metabolize it and you risk death. Benedryl can be given at a dose of 1 mg per pound of the dog's weight. Skin allergies can be terrifically difficult to nail down, and many times it's a food allergy at the root of the problem. Duck and potato seems to be a good choice for dogs with skin troubles.
My 11 week old doberman a woke this morning and ate, he then got sick 4 times and then all a sudden he seems like he has a kidney infection peeing and trying to pee. No problems yesterday... Then he pooped a stone... Do you think the stone could make him have a peeing problem? anyone have this happen to them?
The styptic powder or liquid is always at hand when I trim, but I am not able to even get to this nail now. What should I do? Does he need surgery to have the nail cut or something? Please help, it's only getting worse, and he is nervous when he is held now, he feels like he will tip over I think.
I realize most of us found this community because we have medical or behavioral problems with our dogs. Don't forget to share the good times we have with our furry and funny companions. While our dogs get sick and have issues in their lives just as we humans do, we have them with us because they make our lives better. In a casual social gathering some years ago, a friend asked the group a question about reincarnation. "Who do you want to come back around as next time?
They get their teeth cleaned anesthesia-free without any problems. I don't think I'll ever go back to small dogs again. This is a small sample size, but with my dogs, I feel like the larger dogs are just more secure.
Is anyone familiar with toxic mold and its effects on dogs. We had a large amount of mold in our basement for about 4 years and I didn't realize the health effects of it at the time. We have moved now, but I have several symtoms and health problems possibly from the mold exposure and I know my dog was down in the basement a lot with her nose in it.
My shih-tzu has chronic yeast problems. The vet just gives another round of antibiotics and the problem is really getting bad. What can I do, other than medicines, to help this 9 year old dog? The blisters on her feet are painful. I have been using zymax (without hydroxcine) and then wrapping the paw to keep her from licking it. the yeaast is spreading to her mouth and she nuzzles all the time. Any ideas on how to help with this growing problem?
A pink tuto and nail polish, that's too funny! Can you imagine how the other dogs must make fun of him/her? I have a friend that treats her dogs like children. When we talk on the phone, she's always telling me of their latest accomplishments or ooh-ing and ahh-ing to the dog while talking to me at the same time. I find it annoying but there are worse things in life. At least she has something to love since the rest of her life is a little hard at the moment.
they clip evenly and do not crack the nail. Be careful not to clip too close to the quik .the pink part of the nail at the base of the nail. Clip close but leave about 1 mm. between teh clip and the quick. She does need to "play" hunting skills. As she grows older the 'play' will become with toys. If you are afraid your other cat is being harmed, don't. If he is being harmed, he will fight back.
That is a possibility, however, I fell that psychosomatic illnesses in dogs are over diagnosed. In your dogs case I would be more inclined to believe that it was psychological if the Temeril-P had been ineffective. Can there be a secondary psychological component to the problem? Possibly. But scratching has no oral fixation component. I think that he is itchy because he has severe allergies. There are some anti-anxiety , medications, available from your vet that can help with itching.
I honestly can't remember if I spoke to my vet about a heimlich maneuver for dogs. Mouth-to-snout - yes. When our dogs have choked on something they've swallowed, we just dive in with fingers and yank it out. Luckily, it's never happened with something out of reach, so that's a great question to ask your vet. On the treat issue, you'll have to make your friend understand that your dog must be calm before she gets a treat. If the situation is very excited, like, "COME GET A TREAT!
Gromit is 5 and he absolutly lives inside with our other dogs (in fact he is curled up on my bed right now), but he is able to go outside whenever he wants. We live in a small town so going to another vet is easier said than done, but I will make sure to look into it because I am getting really annoyed with our vet giving us the same information over and over. We think it is allergies as well because he has had them in the past, but never this bad. He gets an allergy shot every summertime.
Unfortunatly she has become very attached to the new dog even though she is having some major problems with it. The puppy is determined to rip up her carpet. It totally destroyed her old carpet and so she had new carpet installed in the hope that the puppy would not be able to lift it, to no avail. She is also getting scratched a lot (puppy likes to jump) and because of her age her skin is like tissue paper and takes a long time to heal. Puppy training is having little effect.
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