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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I know that cats like to eat grass and other greens - my cat has a particular fondness for Arugula (or Rocket). I just want to make sure that there's not anything harmful in its chemical makeup that might be harmful to cats.\r\nThank you!
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
Vinny is a 5yr old Frenchie. about 3 months ago he was napping and suddenly woke up startled, scared, yelping, couldn't figure out where to run first and emitting the oil gland smell. He has done this several times a day since, only 1 other time with...
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updated 3 years 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 ot...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Neurological
Do you think that CBD oil can help a kitten with FIP ( non wet) type? If so, how many MLG of what strength.
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Immune System
I'm have a 7 month old kitty diagnosed with wet FIP. He has been on Predisinolone 1ml daily and Virbagen Omega for 2 days. Will adding cannabis oil help or will it complicate the situation?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I saw that you have given hemp oil to cats. My cat was just diagnosed with fibrosarcoma and had his entire leg amputated. The histology indicates that doc was not able to get all of the cancer cells. My "son" is 12 years old and weighs about 16lbs. (...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Hello dr. I'm having issues with bad allergies in my female English bulldog. She is three years old and 70 pounds. Trying to find a good allergy medication to give her. I used Benadryl for awhile and that's no longer working. Her ears and around her ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
She was throwing up about 3 weeks ago I thought the dry dog food I had just bought her may have set in a warehouse to long before it got to the store to be sold. So I stop feeding it to her. She was 9yr and 7 mos old.She weight 125. I cooked her rice...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 6 months ago
He has heart murmurs and it's a category 3 so he's taking Pimobendan and I want to give him CBD oil but I'm not sure if they will work against eachother.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I am afraid to give nexquard or frontline. I dont want anything to interfere with the prednisone he is on. Right now the lymph nodes have all shrunk and I think putting a topical of frontline on could cause problems. Would I be better off using the s...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
I have frontline plus I was wrong on the weight of 1 of my dogs can I use the same weight on him even if he is under the weight limit for the package till I can get more in a month or 2?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I have donated for years and and very glad to see your website and the size. Here is my question: I got a 11 yr old corgy from the animal shelter. His owner had died and relatives did not want him. My problem is his nails are very long. I take him to...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Hi, doctor, got an 11 year old mix, medium sized dog who recently has become restless and drinking a lot of water at night. We've gone through some recent changes in our household with the loss of one of our cats, my husband, who generally takes the ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My 9 1/2 year old Jack Russell's albumin level has been dropping slightly for a few years but last month it dropped to 2.1 per blood test. I had a bile function done last December and it was good. The vet recommended an ultrasound a few weeks ago, wh...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Do you ever adopt these pets out that you save. Is there a way to adopt one?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 3 month old calico/tiger cat and i took her to the vet on friday and the vet said she was anemic due to too many fleas so he gave me flea treatment that worked great and a bottle of Lixotinic 3/4cc once a day i was wondering if there are any...
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updated 3 years 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 2...
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He Needs hemp oil to stimulate appetite. Where can I get this? I have been taking him to reg and holistic vets and the holistic vet gives him Hemp RX oil but I have to take him each time and it is expensive just to get the oil. The cyproheptadine fro...
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updated 3 years 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 3 years 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 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My aunt was put in a nursing home & my uncle has 2 months to live dying of cancer. I can not take cats my husband is deathly allergic to cats.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Immune System
One of my renter's cats, Blossom, tested positive for FeLV on a SNAP test at our Humane Society. She has 12 cats with exposure and I have 14. I had my vet send out the IFA test on Blossom and that came back negative. I also had 3 of my cats tested wi...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 3 year old neutered male Jack Russell has just urinated in the garden and I noticed there appeared to be a little blood in it. He is behaving normally and doesn't appear to be ill what do you recommend?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Hello, we have a new kitten and he has very bad gas and very stinky bowel movements at least 3 a day. Is this normal? Are we overfeeding him? Should we switch kitten food? Also is it safe to bath our kitten?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 3 years 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 giv...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
How does one become a veterinarian at an animal sanctuary? Is there a certain path to follow? I'm a first year veterinary student and I'm interested in pursing a career in this area of veterinary medicine. Thanks!
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Immune System
My 13 1/2 year old cat just had his spleen removed with a benign growth on it. He has a smashed pelvis from being hit by car 13 years ago before i found him and his one kidney is in his belly. In april his regular vet dismissed the lump in his belly ...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Dear Leo, I just read your story about Audrea. I have 4 rescue cats. The last 2 came from a close friend who died last year. Unfortunately, RolyPoly, who I suspect is quite old, was just diagnosed with severe kidney failure. I'm feeding him various f...
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updated 4 years ago
I have a 6 year old Yorkie with problems with snoring , sneezing and at times gasping for breath. the vet says it is a soft pallet problem and is reluctant to investigate as she is small. I still feel very anxious about this as the problem seems to b...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have a six year old rescue beagle just diagnosed with an elongated soft pallet. What are the risks associated for surgery and how successful is it. Her only problem is she's an extremely loud snorer. Appetite is very good.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Hi. Thank you in advance. I have a 56 pound Australian Shepherd mix, who rarely needs to go on Prednisone for itching. I have 20 mg. pills, and lost the instructions. Can you tell me how many milligrams I give to her and how many to bring her off? I ...
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updated 3 years 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...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Behavior
a month ago my cat would put her paws in her water bowl after using the litter box, now she does in whenever she goes near the water bowl. it is as if she does not want any water in the bowl. but we have not seen her drinking the water. nothing has c...
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updated 4 years ago
My 3 month old dog has a upper Pneumonia ... he is on antibiotic right now.. what else i can do to help him?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Immune System
I'd like to share my dogs story. She is an Akita at 8 years old she developed a large abscess in her back. The vet did surgery thought she may have foreign body. It went down after surgery but came back. They did surgery again thought maybe didn't ge...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My son's Boston Terrier was fine during the winter, but the moment the grass started growing (might be Bermuda grass) the dog is red on his paws, muzzle and belly. What do you recommend for this? I know replanting the yard would be great, but not sur...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have a 10 year old cat who has tested negative for bartonella, guardia, feline leukemia, you name it. He has severe diarrhea. His appetite is excellent, but seems to have a fast track and I can't keep any weight on him. I know he has some bad teeth...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 5 year old Bichon Frise had a struvite bladder stone removed surgically in November 2004. She is now on Hills Prescription Diet. She is constantly licking her paws. We think it is due to allergy. Any other food options? We tried Hills Prescription...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
My min. poodle, Brigitte is 15 years old and has two cataracts. I've had a recent physical on her. Her liver enzymes are high but otherwise she is ok. Is it safe to have the cataracts taken off?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 11 yr old is in renal failure. BUN is 100. Besides the KD food (Science Diet) is it OK to give her fresh carrots and also can she still have her Greenie once in a while? Is there a homeopathic diet for this disease. She is in the advanced stage.
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
No change in diet.vomits 3-4 times a day. Sometimes clear liquid or a bile color
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