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updated 7 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
SLiced steer pizzle or sinew and what are the consequences if not?     Thankyou...
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Behavior
We bought in a new cat which gave her fleas(meds were not on long enough before we bough in her) Now her red blood cells are high. FIV cat now her red cells are near normal with antibotics and predizone but now he said her white cells are low and give the pretizone to her. She is now having seizures or involuntary muscles movements. We stopped the meds today all three of them. Can Enrofloxacin 22mg , Cyproheptadine 4mg, Prednisolone 15mg cause seizures? I need help! It was just today she started not walking right, legs and tail moving oddly without reason, by it self,-involuntary muscles movements. She is eating and using litter. I am so scared to use the vet again!
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Behavior

My 6yr old Pommeraniun mix has gotten very afraid of everything, sounds, people. We recently moved across country & that's when this started. I bought her a Thundershirt, it didn't help her at all. I don't know what to do.

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Immune System

My dog is 9yrs old French Mastiff she had it back in March this year, I think she has it again same symptoms and I don't have the money to take her back to the Vet. Wondering if theres anything I can try without Antibiotics?

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updated 8 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

My kitty has hyperthyroidism and I was wondering if cannabis oil would make the tumour go away and normalise t4 level. Should I give home m the oil orally or topically? I have read that the oil has to have high on thc and cbd to be effective anti tumour but im afraid my kitty will get stoned. Were can I buy the oil and how much should I give him to be on the safe side? Thank you

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updated 8 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 8 months ago
Category: Behavior

Is this just an allergy problem or is this something serious? Thanks Pet Vet

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat

He keeps getting red spots and scratches to bleedhis ears smell really bad ive taken him to vet but he charges me alot and only stays well for max a week what do I do about his ear smell

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

My cat is too fat to wash her butt. So I take a damp paper towel and wash her butt off, (poop is stuck there) I do this twice a day. I noticed that tonight when I wash her butt and even touch her the tops of her hips she automatically licks her front legs. I stop washing her or even touching her back she stops licking. Now she wont even let me touch her lower back at all, even legs. She yells at me. She jumps around and runs just fine. This has gone on for 2 weeks, but now she wont let me clean her up at all. Before she waited for me to clean her butt. I am extremely gentle when I clean her butt. She is spayed too.

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat

it was popped then i cut skin and it was deep with clear things that moved inside

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

They said yes, it was a fatty tumor but they never aspirated it to look at the cells and confirm. Should we ask that they do that. We are willing to pay for the lab test. We just want to make sure. If it is just a fatty tumor, will it go away if we are able to lower Aries weight by dieting (not having a lot of success on the diet but will continue to do so. He is a large medium dog who probably should weigh about 70 lbs max but he weighs about 100 lbs and as he is getting older we are worried about and want to get his weight down. We feed him Fromm Senior and Lower Activity dog food but I am afraid we are probably feeding him still too much especially since my husband is bad about sharing scraps from his meal. What would be the approximate cups of food he should get a day and is it better to feed him half in the morning and half in the evening. We have 3 other rescues but they are smaller and seem to be fine. Also if the tumor is just a fatty tumor would it still be better to have it removed or does it really matter? Thank you so much.

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 10 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

Developed weepy eye in the last month. As a puppy he did have allergies and out grew them. Our vet gave him two eye drops to administer. What else can we do to eleviate his discomfort?

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updated 10 months ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 10 months ago
Category: Immune System

My Aussie had sterile nodual piniculitis and I bought the medicines online at Allivet. I got a shipment not too long before we had to put him to sleep. I don't want to throw away this life saving expensive medication. How/where can I donate for it to be put to use? Boxes are unopened and they have been kept in the refrigerator.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior

Dusty is one of 8 kittens from a stray we found (born March 4/2016) All his siblings and his Mother are very affectionate and loving but Dusty will not allow any petting other than the top of his head. He sleeps with me but I better not touch or I will get a nice bite. Sometimes he just jumps up and bites my hand or if I try to pet him he'll move away. I bleed easily so this is becoming serious What can I do Dr. Brown Please help!! Is their a Kitty Boot Camp LOL

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

No change in diet.vomits 3-4 times a day. Sometimes clear liquid or a bile color

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

Our dog Rachel is exhibiting symptoms of fecal incontinence, while this has not been officially diagnosed an initial consultation with our vet and recommendations of low residue dog food has helped but is not a long-term solution especially with 2 other dogs.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Limbs & Bones

Hi GB.My 4 yo beagle goes to the park and after comes up lame on her right front,I wait 2 months and go back to park & the same thing happens, the strange thing is 2 hours after coming up lame she is sound again,NO more limping.I wait 2 more months and same thing happens she limps and is sound after 2 hours.BUT this time its her LEFT leg.I take her to THE AMINAL MEDICAL CENTER IN manhattan. I have her x rayed two different times on her foot,leg, & shoulder,& they say Xrays are clean there guess ismaybe adv.arthrtis Do u have any gut feeling what could be going on.Already spent $2,000 on this. Thanks

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

We adopted her from the local Animal Welfare Rescue site. Their vet nor our own vet could not decide if she had been spaded or not. Her stomach is loose and flexible and would "hide" any scaring. She is now passing a little blood for the last 2 days.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Neurological
I am fostering a med. size dog that came to me with Mange and residual distemper neurological signs (head bobbing, seizures, teeth).  Is this dog a carrier or can it infect future Foster dogs i look after.  What about my yard with distemper feces? Should i put her down since she may never be adopted and risks my healthy ones?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
It started as a seasonal allergy (where he was prescribed a 1/4 to 1/2 of anti-histamine a day).  In April, he was fine and his blood work was good.  Then, he started having phlegm in May & nasal discharge in June.  Moreover, for the last 3 weeks, he's so dried up though we've been giving him the 200 ml of fluids daily.  Last week, his regular Vet prescribed prednisone for 5 days & it dried up his nose, however, his body is still dried up & dehydrated ~ when you pull on his skin there is no looseness at all.  He loves sitting & sleeping next to the vaporizer but it gets too hot that our other cats (almost 19 & 14 years old) got lethargic.  How will you suggest to keep our 16 1/2 year old Manx cat to stay hydrated besides getting the daily fluids?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Our Vet recommended the NO & LOW sodium canned food, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on-line.  I appreciate your assistance greatly.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I think it is infected and have treated with ear infection rinse. but only helps temporarily. Now seems to lose his balance occasionally. how do i proceed?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Why does my 13 yr old schnauzer always rub her face and head on something, the older she gets the more she does it. Thank you
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Any ideas on how to calm them down to prevent this? I do have the pheromone spray and spray the areas when they are not in them about twice a month very lightly.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Eats het own bowel movement

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
i wonder why she sheds alot and have a habbit or eating her own bowel movement. what can i do for her Eats her own bowel movement and sheds alot
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

My dog Buttons has bad teeth and she is a senior and I was wondering if there are some dog treats that are good for senior dogs and healthy for their teeth?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My question has to do with feline diabetes. My 7 year old male probably got diabetes from being overweight. At one point he was 22 pounds and now is down to 17 pounds. Getting him regulated continues to be a problem. He was diagnosed in December of 2015 and is on his third type of insulin now, Lantus (glargine), which has the most flat curves. I have kept a detailed glucose log for him, indicating dates, times, glucometer readings, insulin units given, and what food he was given, and type it into a Word table weekly from the written notebook which I email to my vets. I do a 12 hour curves on him every weekend. He goes to 3 different vets, a holistic one, a traditional one, and a university veterinary hospital for an internal medicine specialist. I've had to do a lot of research myself on feline diabetes and found the German protocol was the only one that actually lists a dosing protocol for Lantus. A dosing protocol for glargine is what I need, but none of my vets will agree to the German one or give me a US one. Lantus drug sheets from the pharmacy do not go into dosing at all, and only talk about humans taking it. I didn't agree with the internal medicine intern or resident who suggested prescription dry food. All the articles I read say feed only canned food, no dry, which is what I've been doing. The traditional vet is the one prescribing and dosing the glargine, and one day his glucose went very low and I had to feed him extra food and not give him any insulin and then he seems to go into smogoyi effect. After reading the German protocol, I believe the traditional vet had him going up too fast, about a unit per week, which might be OK for Prozinc, but not for Lantus. The German protocol would only recommend going up by 1/4 or 1/2 a unit, but they say you can do it in 5 days time. The internal medicine vet wanted 10 days or more per dose before raising the dose. This time I waited nearly 3 weeks to raise his dose by a half unit since the numbers of his last curve were mainly in the upper 300's. His glucose dropped to 45. I didn't give him any insulin that evening and called the vet first thing in the morning (by then his glucose was over 535) and we went back to his old dose. There are 2 other possible reasons for the drop besides raising his dose. I was at the bottom of the vial of Lantus. I read that Lantus shouldn't be rolled or disturbed much and is a clear liquid that doesn't seem to settle like the Prozinc and Novolin N did. Perhaps the Lantus in that vial did settle and was more concentrated at the bottom. I did look on lantus.com website to find instructions for humans with the vial, not the Solostar pen, and it doesn't say to roll it. The other thing that might have affected him is that my holistic vet started him on Standard Process Feline Whole Body Support supplement. She had me wean him up from 1/4 pill once a day for a week, 1/4 pill twice a day for a week, 1/2 pill twice a day for a week, and just this past weekend I started giving him a whole pill twice a day, which is the standard dose for a cat. Could the Standard Process Whole Body Support be causing him to get better and not need as much insulin? They need to notify you on the bottle somewhere if that is the case. So I'm going back to the 1/2 pill twice a day on that one and have tried calling them for information but haven't received a call back yet. I am thinking about calling the FDA to inquire what they know about dosing Lantus in a cat and about Standard Process Feline Whole Body Support in a diabetic cat. I can email you the entire glucose log for my cat if you let me know how to get it to you since I can't attach a file in Delta's Ask the Vet. It is 51 pages long so far.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

We rescued a tiny kitten 15 years ago who had only one eye. We don't know what happened to the other eye. Recently, we noticed her walking into walls and took her for an exam. Her eye looks foggy. The doctor said that she has gone blind. She has managed incredibly well in spite of it. She has memorized the house and our routines very well. Is it possible she only has cataracts? If I could afford to give her back her sight, I most certainly would. Thanks, Dean in Houston, TX

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Dear Dr. Brown, I have multiple cats. One of them, Indie, has a bad habit of spray and constantly yowling. In the beginning, we thought it was UTI that cause him spraying, we took him to the vet, after 2 shots, flush and medication, he’s still doing the same thing. My next guess was, his neuter surgery wasn’t completed. I took him to the vet who did his surgery and a second opinion. Both vets said the surgery was perfect. I have used almost every brand of stain / odor spray; vinegar, as some blogs suggested; aluminum foil covered the kitchen counters, walls….., None of them work.

I googled the possible reasons for his behaviours, it indicated stress might be one of the reasons because of multi cats in the same house. So, I bought him Comfort Zone Feliway’s collar to calm him and a bottle of spray, of the same brand, to prevent urine marking. He is still spraying everywhere, yowling all the time.

He loves to go out, I let him out, thinking it might solve the problem for both of us. Then, he got into a fight and came back with a deep wound. I stop letting him out, his spraying and yowling behaviours are getting worse.

I am running out of ideas. Dr. Brown, you have over 300 cats under the same roof. Do you encounter any cats having the similar behaviours? How do you handle it?

Please help. Thank you!!!

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Skin & Coat

What types of skin conditions can be helped by the cold laser? I have two cats with different chronic skin issues. One gets sores on her face and paws. The other has itch issues and chews her fur off. She is on Apoquel which helps,but not 100%.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Hi my name is Amber Hoover & my mom bf got a 2yr old pit bull from a shelter & what they told him was her owner was an elderly lady & 1 day she put her outside on her chain & went back in 2 take a nap & passed away in her sleep & no1 found the lady 4 2wks & the nieghbors supposedly was taking care of the dog & found out they were actually abusing her she doesnt like men especially 1s that smoke bc u can tell she was burned w/cigs she has scars on her paws so since my moms bf couldnt get her 2 come 2 him he gave her 2 my mom & I live w/my mom the dog attached herself 2 me my brother lives w/us 2 & she acts like shes terrified of him & she barely goes 2 my mom so my question is Idk if u would kno but I would like 2 kno how would go about training her bc Ive never trained a dog especailly avery skiddish dog w/out terrifing her more & away from me I think she was used 4 breeding 4 a puppy mill bc shes had pups but now shes fixed so she might have been abused her whole life & Iam so nervous about scaring her even more so could u plz tell me how 2 handle her ty

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Q (because her sister was Suzie--get it?) is almost 13, and I have had her 12 of those years. She has suffered from noise fears all her life. She will run away, go over brick walls, try to open door handles, and tear up my house to get away. One time she went over the wall which is about 4 feet on my side and 6 feet on my neighbors. She went through their dog door and jumped into bed with the man who lives there. This is sort of typical behavior or her. She is agility trained and VERY smart. I can always repair the house, but not my dog. She is on Rymadyl, Amatriplyn, Tradnazone, and Melatonin. They help. Is there anything else I can try?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

My dog hit his canine tooth on the side of the furniture, and the tooth turned a pinkish color. His vet/dentist will clean his teeth and remove the growth that he has on his gums. He said that the dog should have a tooth extraction for the pink tooth or have a root canal done. There is no issue with the tooth right now. Exactly how important is it for the tooth to be removed?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

I hate the prescription foods because not only are they outrageously expensive, but they are crap! This one is basically packaged corn. What can I feed him instead?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
He had approx 5 teeth removed with laser. Recently he will not let you touch the outside bottom of his jaw. I was able to get a finger in his mouth to feel around and I felt a sharp either bone or tooth. Could this have been missed during his oral surgery and causing him the discomfort? I've also had to change his dog food due to allergies; scratching biting paws and tail, dry scaly skin. He was on Pro Plan Bright Mind Adult 7+ Chicken for about 8 months. Did show great mental response to it, but still had allergy issues. Recently started him on Blue Basics Grain-free Salmon & Potato mixed with couple teaspoons canned same formula & Licks anti-inflammatory. Seems to be doing well with it as far as allergy issues. Had couple loose stools. Think might be due to canned food. He was very restless last night and I think it's due to the mouth issue. Hope all this info helps you with you expertise advise. Thank you. Kim
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Limbs & Bones

I have a two year old English bulldog and was wondering if it was safe to give her all of her meds daily without complications. She is on Benadryl, sometimes a pain pill and terramax pro for joints. Will,there be any complications if I give her all of these daily

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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Category: Skin & Coat

Hello I have a 2 year old English bulldog and we are fighting seasonal allergies. She is constantly scratching and licking paws. Benedryl really not helping. And I also give her teramet for bones and joints. Would anything enterfier with this. thanks Tina