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Jul 23, 2014

Sores in Dog's Groin Area

We noticed a sore area around our dog Murdoch's groin yesterday. Initially we thought it was probably from just playing. Then we discovered a second spot

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Jul 18, 2014

Immune Support for Dog with Autoimmune Disease

Our 6.5 year old long haired mini doxie, Finn, suddenly got sick this Tuesday, vomiting, lethargy, refusing food. We took him to the vet and after blood

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Jul 18, 2014

Homeopathic Treatment for Advanced Kidney Disease in Dog

My mixed breed 40 lb dog became severely ill nearly 4 weeks ago and was hospitalized. Her diagnosis is kidney failure - whether chronic or acute seems

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Jul 17, 2014

Holistic Remedies Alongside Conventional Anti-Fungal Medication for Dogs

My question is very specific to medication and using additional holistic support to accompany the traditional medication... We just started our dog on

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Jul 17, 2014

Eye problem

My dog, Blu, has what appears to be a growth or protrusion in the left eye. It started Friday (6/28/13). On Saturday the 29th Blu was taken to the vet

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Jul 17, 2014

Dog Has Red Englarged Third Eyelid & Itchy Eyes

My 11 year old shepherd mix has red itchy eyes. It appears that her third eyelid is always showing and sometimes covers half her eye. She does occasionally

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Jul 16, 2014

Eye Infection in English Bulldog?

My English Bulldog seems to have an eye infection. I'm not sure if it is conjunctivitis or just allergies. The problem has persisted for about 5 days

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Jul 16, 2014

Round Peeling Red Patches On Dog's Stomach, Inner Thighs & Chest

My dog first began having a rash on her stomach area about 8 or 9 months ago. The rash started on her hind quarters/back of thighs and looks more like

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Jul 16, 2014

Dog with Hot Itchy Skin & Mood Change

My dog Diesel is chewing his skin to the point of drawing blood. He is acting depressed, he is not eating well, but he never had a good appetite, but now,

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Jul 14, 2014

Doasges for Natural Supplements for Dog Allergies

My dog Ellie gets really bad allergies about this time every year with the grass and heat. She itches like crazy and has had to be put on prednisone several

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Jul 14, 2014

Rabies Vaccinations - How to Minimize Negative Effects on Dogs & Cats

Dear Dr Tillman, I am about to move to the US for 3 years and I must get my dog and cats vaccinated against rabies before I go. The cats are all indoor

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Jul 14, 2014

Crusty Fast-Growing Mole-Like Growth on Dog's Leg

There is a growth on my dog's leg that I noticed on 5/24. The growth is hard and the top is crusty, and the sides are reddish/pink. It's raised up from

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Jun 16, 2014

Brown Spot on Dog's Sclera (Eye)

Our dog's had a brown spot where the iris meets the sclera for as long as we can remember. We took some photos a few months ago to monitor its size and

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May 20, 2014

Dog Wart on Leg Not Changing in Size, Color or Shape

I first noticed this ‘wart’ on my dog's front left leg about three weeks ago but didn’t do anything about it until now. It has not changed in size, color

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Apr 24, 2014

Dog's Eyes Rolled Back In Head After Restless Night

Our 13 year old Australian shepherd/cattle dog mix was restless and wandering around the bedroom last night for no apparent reason, acting skittish. She

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Apr 17, 2014

Irritation Around Dog's Eye & Mouth

About two weeks ago we noticed a redness above our dog’s eye. It appeared that some fur was scraped off so we thought that he might have run into a rose

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Apr 02, 2014

Dog's Eye is Red Made Worse By Continued Scratching

My dog seems to be scratching her own eye. Once she starts scratching she doesn't stop until I tear her paw away. Not only is the eye really red, her

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Mar 30, 2014

3 Half Dollar Sized, Flat Red Patches with White Center on Dog's Groin, Rear Armpit and Neck

Our dog Otis has 3 half-dollar sized rashes with flat, round red-patches and white centers - one on his rear armpit, one closer to the center of his groin

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Mar 26, 2014

Dog Skin Rash Has Moved to Underside and Legs

I first noticed a problem with my dog's skin on Sunday. After a little research I realized that she had hives. Her fur was raised out in nickel and quarter

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Mar 24, 2014

Harness Rash on Dog's Armpits

Today we took my dog to the dog beach for the first time, and she was wearing her harness as she was swimming. She now has rashes only under her armpits

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Mar 20, 2014

Dog with Tender, Warm and Enlarged Teat Is Having Difficulty Urinating

I noticed an enlarged teat (left side closest to hind leg) on my dog in November when we were taking her to the vet frequently for anal gland infections.

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Mar 17, 2014

Dark & Puffy Irritation Ring & Hair Loss Around Dog's Eye

My dog Blake seems to get this eye irritation (see photos) from time to time, but it never fully goes away. He has had the problem for over a year. His

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Mar 16, 2014

Soft Pink Growth on Dog's Belly is Getting Bigger

When my dog Cali was about two years old she had a small (1/8th - 1/4 in) growth on her side / belly. It was covered by her short fur though so I was unable

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Mar 01, 2014

Dog Hair Loss & Weight Loss Out of Nowhere

This is my dog Isack. He recently began to lose hair. It is mostly on his face, underbelly, and legs. He does have some scaly spots up by his neck. At

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Feb 19, 2014

Dog's recurring diarrhea after multiple antibiotics treatments

We have a five-year-old golden retriever Max. Ever since he was a puppy he has always had issues with diarrhea. For the entire first year of his life,

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Feb 17, 2014

Lesion on My Dog's Front Leg

The lesion in the photo has been apparent for about a month. My dog is always licking it, it does not seem to bother her if you touch it and it does appear

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Feb 12, 2014

Recommended Dog Multi-vitamin & Joint Supplement

I want to start adding multi-vitamins to her diet and a joint supplement as well. She has luxating patella in both back legs. Last year they said she had

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Feb 10, 2014

Traveling Abroad Without All Dog Vaccinations

My father has a Service Dog which we do not vaccinate due to prior vaccinosis. We are gonna be traveling to the US Virgin islands and back to Puerto Rico

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Feb 05, 2014

Dog's Recurring Hair Loss, Sores and Painful, Bleeding Skin

A year ago I adopted my 3 year old pekingese from an animal shelter. When I got him he had all of his hair and seemed healthy. But a little after I noticed

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Feb 03, 2014

Is My Dog's Growth Serious?

I have a 2 year old Puggle that has a growth on one of her hind legs. It's on the muscular part of the leg and we noticed the growth start a couple months

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Jan 31, 2014

Update on Dog's Ear Wart

Update on Penny's ear growth: I purchased the Thuya in the 6c potency because they did not have the 12. I put 2 pellets in a dropper with spring water

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Jan 29, 2014

Dog's Stained Teeth Won't Get Clean!

Two years ago our dog Gimmel had problems with his teeth being so stained despite all the special water additives and dental sticks that we purchased.

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Jan 27, 2014

Black Growth on Dog's Ear

Blackish Wart/Growth on the ear that sometimes bleeds, has been there for approx. 6 months. Dog is a Yorkshire terrier and is 11 years old.

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Jan 24, 2014

Dog Liver Enzymes Are High

One of my dogs (age 6) had been getting fat, so I took her to 2 vets because she was drinking lots of water and was very anxious. Her liver enzymes were

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Jan 22, 2014

Open Wound on Dog's Neck That Won't Heal

I noticed an open wound on my dog's neck about a week ago. On two separate nights about a day apart, I used peroxide to clean the wound and I used neosporine

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Jan 08, 2014

Dog Wart Under Jaw

My dog, a 3 yr old puggle has recently developed a wart under his jaw. I didn't think it was a cause for concern, but I feel like it has grown. I would

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Jan 06, 2014

Calcium Supplementation for Raw Dog Food Diet

I am feeding my 8 week old lab puppy a homemade {cooked} diet from Dr. Pitcairn's book. While I realize that it is important to supplement with calcium

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Jan 03, 2014

Incessant Itching Dog Rash on Ears, Neck, Legs, Flank, Back, Abdomen

This is Charlie, my 5 year old red hound/lab rescue. He is usually in excellent health. However 2 weeks ago I noticed he started scratching constantly.

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Dec 26, 2013

Dog with Green Eye Gook

I have a German Shepard mix who is 11 yrs old and recently started to get this huge green gook in her eyes. What could this be and what can I do to get

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Dec 23, 2013

Dog with Skin Cancer & Punctured Tumors

I rescued this 13 year old Whippet and the vet says he has skin cancer. I don't want to put him to sleep because he's active and a very happy dog. But

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Dec 20, 2013

Small Bump At Injection Point of Dog's Skin After Vaccination

I just recently adopted a Italian Greyhound and noticed a tiny bump on his skin a week after I vaccinated him. The bump is exactly where they injected

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Dec 16, 2013

Dog with Swollen Itchy Eye / Eyelid

My 10 year old female dog's right eye has been swollen for 3 days now. She rubs it with her paw. Benadryl gives her some relief, but when it wears off,

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Dec 13, 2013

Dog Licks Armpits Non-Stop & Has Black Smelly Skin There

For the past year or so, my dog has been licking her armpits non-stop, day and night. The skin under her short hair has turned very black. Her breath

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Dec 09, 2013

Holistic Treatment for Dog Eye Pannus

My 18 month old Border Collie Bennie was recently diagnosed with dog eye pannus (see attached photos). The dark brown spot is at the 8 o'clock- 9 o'clock

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Dec 06, 2013

Bumps or Warts Near Dog's Genitals

These wart-looking bumps (see photo) were found near my dog's genitals. Over the last few weeks we have noticed a few more of them. They are only on the

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Dec 04, 2013

Growth Between Dog's Paw Pads

I just noticed a growth (see pic) between the bottom of my dog's toe pads on her rear foot. It looks like a nail growth but not as firm/hard as a nail.

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Dec 02, 2013

How to Prevent Dog Cancer from Returning

How can I prevent our dog's cancer from returning? Our 5-year-old golden retriever Max was diagnosed with a 1.5cm diameter mast cell tumor (MCT) on

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Nov 27, 2013

Growth on Dog's Anus & Anal Gland Problems

My vet recently discovered a small black bump on the left side of my dogs anus. Last year in October I took my dog Oscar to a new vet (Oscar is a 10

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Nov 22, 2013

Bad Acne All Over Dog's Body

I have a 5 month old male Thai Ridge Back pedigree with a very bad pimple-like acne rash all over his body except his face. I live in Thailand and this

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