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shirley ann

Hi. Tottles is very active for her age and weight (gave her a good home when friends went overseas) for the last 3 or 4 days she has been walking with her head down and isn’t as active as usual. she is eating well. I checked her paws and teeth and pressed her muscles to see if she seemed sore, but nothing seems wrong there. Any advise?? Thank you

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Hi Shirley Ann, Sorry for the delay in response. Tottles may have a sore neck. It would be best to get her to her veterinarian for a full check if she is still showing this behaviour. Being a Dachshund, there is a worry of disc problems in their backs, which could be causing the problem. Otherwise she may have sore joints from arthritis. With a full clinical exam your vet will be able to assist.  I hope Tottles feels better soon! 

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Good day, We will be getting a JR puppy 10 December 2018 when she will be around 12 weeks old. My parents have a JRxDaschund and their poor doggy got the much dreaded heart worm (Spirocera lupi) - she is however doing fairly well and getting all the relevant medications assisting with the damage the worm has already done. Because JR dogs are so active I will be giving Pip monthly deworming that will target Spirocera lupi. I was thinking of using MILBEMAX CLASSIC TABLETS FOR DOGS � HEARTWORM & WORM PREVENTIVE on a monthly basis. I of course also want to treat her for fleas and so on (prevention) and I saw that your product REVOLUTION FOR KITTENS & PUPPIES 0-2.5KG - PINK (0.25ML) works for ticks, fleas and the heartworm Dirofilaria immitis. Can I use both these products on a monthly basis as prevention against worms, ticks, fleas and the heartworm? I am so afraid of over medicating. Thank you in advance! Kind regards, Angelique

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She is on Mobiflex LD powder. Can the Mobiflex pill as add-on make any difference? Or, which is better?

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dmc victor

How many Milbemax tablets must be used for dogs over 5 kg. is their a calculation per weight ?

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I have been told that Bravecto will have an bad effect on my dogs kidneys, is this true?

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Hi. I have two questions. 1) Hardie has been doing excessive paw licking and chewing lately. I have tried changing his diet but no improvement. 2) I have heard and read horrific stories about some tick and flea treatment causing seizures and misbehaviour in dogs. I am specifically referring to Bravecto which I have been using a couple of times. What would your comment be on that? Thanks!

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