Purple Blister on Dog Prepuce

I have a 4yr old neutered Chihuahua that I found has a purple/blood like blister on the top of his prepuce just on the outside of the opening to his penis in the hair area. I very gently squeezed it and maybe a tiny bit of puss came out just below the purple area, but no blood. It looks like a blood blister we get when we’ve injured our finger. I’ve just left it alone after I did that. It doesn’t appear to cause him pain. I called my vet, but he can’t see him until next week. Should I be concerned about this? I took a photo of it, if you would like to see it. [Read more…]

Extreme matting on my cat

I have a two year old long hair kitty that is part of my rescued family (I have 10 rescued indoor kitties). She is part of the small feral community that live in my back yard so of course there is a lot of inbreeding. Bella has HUGE thick mats on her top rear area—I cut away as many as I can but there is one that is almost impossible to remove without shaving. She also sheds more than the other 9. Other than this she is perfectly healthy. I am wondering if I need to add something to her diet to alleviate this problem? [Read more…]

Inclusion Cyst

I have a 9yr old Beagle with an inclusion cyst, it doesn’t bother him at all but it is growing. Currently it’s about the size of a golf ball. I was curious at to what you thought the course of treatment should be. My vet said that it needed to be surgically removed, that if it was just drained, it would fill again and/or become infected.
I hesitate to put him under the knife again, he had a Mebomian cyst removed just last year. He again had to be put under once again after the surgery because the stitches came out and they needed to be re-stitched.
What is your opinion on having the inclusion cyst drained under a local? Is there a chance that it would resolve the cyst? Is there anything I could do, like hot packing it, that would work? How soon would it need to be operated on if I had to go that route?
Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to your response. [Read more…]

Treat Cat’s Nose Topically With Hemp Oil

First of all, I wanted to say thank you for doing what you do and offering your advice to people in need. We have a cat who is roughly 9 years old now. Because our situation has changed drastically we cannot afford to take her to a vet at the time being. For the last few months it’s seemed to get worse, we think it’s an infection. Her nose gets almost a crusty dry scabby look to it and at one point went from a pink nose to a totally scabby looking nose. We constantly have to clean her nose. Her one eye looks watery at times and pussy. When we wipe her eye sometimes it seems to have a pinkish red fluid to it. She doesn’t seem to be in any pain just irritated by it. We will be bringing her to a vet in December. I’m wondering if it is possible to try treating her nose topically with hemp seed oil? Or would it be a good idea to put it in her food? I’ve heard at times it can be unsafe to give cats hemp oil but have heard other stories as well that seem positive. I have a cold pressed hemp oil from Canada which stays refrigerated. Any suggestions? [Read more…]

Applying multiple brands of flea meds on dogs

I am so impressed with all the wonderful things y’all are doing for those very fortunate rescues! Thank you for caring.

I usually deflea with Frontline Plus or Advantage II on my 40 plus rescued dogs/cats. Recently I found a ton of fleas on two kennel mates and promptly sprayed on with Virbac Knockout and the other with Ovitrol one day ago. Can I now safely apply Frontline Plus or Avantage II on them?
Thank you so much for your Veterinarian question/answer section. [Read more…]