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updated 1 day ago
Category: Miscellaneous

I just recently became this place I am homeless and I cannot take my Pat who I have raised from a cat and she was on her deathbed with a dropper is 8 years old now and I just need someone to take her for a few months until I get my place or I can have her

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updated 1 day ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

Anything I can give her to help regain weight and give her more nutrition. She is on Hills Prescription I/D food and a probiotic.

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updated 1 week ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Eats & drinks normally. Regular vet says nothing to be concerned about, not unusual for cat's age.

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updated 1 month ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

In all your rescued cats have you ever come across an Inflammed Eye Socket? I have been told by many vets that my Cat's illness is a mystery and they don't know much about Inflamed eye sockets. My Cat is Spayed 16ys (in Dec). All teeth pulled in July 2019 due to gingivostomatitis. Inside Mouth cleared. Fine for month. Started pawing a mouth after eat/drinking. Blood test show some bacteria in Kidney. Treated with Veraflox. Still pawing. Did An Ultra Sound/Normal except the bacteria which has since cleared up. Still pawing. Her left eye beginning to protrude out. DID A CT-SCAN Nov 2019. No tumors. What it showed was inflammation of the left EYE SOCKET and UPPER LEFT SINUS AREA. Meds: Prednisolone 5 mg/24 hr. Buprenex 0.1 ml 8-12 hrs for pain. The last Blood Test/All normal. From pawing she dug a hole in her cheek area. While at FoxFeed in CC yesterday they recommended I try Vetericyn Plus, for wound. 1st app. last night. She has always been drinking and eating through all of this. She is a fighter and I don't want to just give up on her. In all your years of rescuing have you ever come across this type of Socket Inflammation? At this point I sure could use some of your wisdom and insight. Thank you for your time.

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updated 1 month ago
Category: Vaccinations

i took the dog to the vet to get chekced out they said she needs her front paw to be amputated, so far ive just been cleaning her wound, i cant aford it,and shes not even my dog i been looking for a rescue center or good people whilling to take her, care for her and be sure she finds a good home but ive got nothing so far....she is a very good dog a bit scare of people but when she warms up to you she is the sweetest. i dont know where tp look or what do do but i need to help her now.

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updated 1 month ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Behavior
Hello, I am in need of help! I have had my dogs for almost 8 years. But recently two of my dogs started to fight and they fight really bad to a point I feel like they're going to hurt each really bad. Last time I have to get one of them stiches. I really need help so please get back to me asap. Thank you.
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updated 3 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

My dog refuses dog and 98 % people food but weighs 16# she whins when she wants to eat then it’s on my nerves go off the chart Need to see if she has intestinal issues

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

My 12-lb. 10-yr-old chihuaua (Marlet) coughs. She's done it for years, but seems to be increasing. She seems otherwise healthy and active, has a good appetite and appropriate waste elimination. Her teeth aren't in great shape. She often coughs upon waking in the morning, but sometimes after playing. It's a deep, rasping cough, but she shows no signs of throat soreness. She often coughs several times and concludes with a "gag". Other times (but not always), she seems to be able to stop voluntarily when her name is called or if she's offered a treat. She's seen a veterinarian for other things, lameness, chiropractic, bee sting, when her heart has been checked with no mention of problem by the vet.

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

I am looking for a diet for my golden retriever 4 years old who is medicated with phenobarbital for seizures

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior

I have three dogs that were left with me and I can no longer care for and owner won't take them back. What can I do?

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

I dont have the knowledge or means to gain trust in this kitten it will die if no one helps us and no one i habe contacted will help

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior

My husband says he too aggressive and we need to get rid of him

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updated 5 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

17-month-old pit bull's left ear consistently irritated, inflamed, reddish-brown "dirt". No fleas or ticks. She's the only one of 7 dogs who has the problem and only in one ear. I clean it regularly and have used Mometavet as prescribed in the past. I need a "second opinion".

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updated 5 months ago

Can i use CBD oils with her? We are packing to move soon and she is anxious. We will be going from a three floor town house where she is an indoor outdoor cat...to a four room apt (temporarily) and she will be a strictly indoor cat.

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Immune System
High density neighborhood, owner moved leaving their outdoor huge elder, stud cat starving, injured, near death, a skeleton. Cannot pick him up due to his injuries and last of trust. brought him to better health .. almost frisky. Loves being brushed, a bit testy. Has a healing left wrist break, which he re injured ,upper one pancaked to the side of the lower break, in great pain, lost all the progress made. Have put Arnica pellets (6) in each feeding, condensed milk, and Purina cat chow. White flakes when I brush him, dry hair with quite a bit of white mixed in, abdomen is tinier than my 9" wrist. Does not eat birds so dependent on us. Too smart for traps. Some one's good pet suffering's in his last days. My overly territorial house rabbit prevents him entrance from the elements ... Ideas?
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

My cat had 5 upper teeth pulled in April 2019. Bumps in upper gum only area. Bio was done came back Neg for anything. Gums were fine for awhile but are now inflamed and has trouble eating. She is on 0.1ml Gabapentin oral and Mirtazapine 15mg (1/3 pill every other day for appetite.

Do you know of any supplement or treatment for her? Everyone tells me to pull all the teeth because that is the only way to help her. I want to of course make the best decision for her. I would love to know you opinion on this.

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Vaccinations

He takes 2.5mg SID. Is it safe to vaccinate him

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Behavior

Fiona is a 1-year old collie mix. She is aggressive to people and other dogs and she is becoming aggressive to family members. We have tried everything we can afford. We tried with a trainer and now a behaviorist. Unfortunately we don't have the resources needed to keep her with a behaviorist as it takes $235/hour + boot camps for a long period of time. We love her and don't want to put her down. We want her to be safe. Please advise.

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Immune System

I found a stray a few months ago and soon after she started losing her fur and now she is mostly bald with flaky skin that oozes something and has fowl odor ( I say like wet soggy old potatoes, like for hash browns, but my family says it's way more disgusting) and she has a overly healthy appetite and drinks loads of water but she remains super skinny and looks emaciated. I took her to the vet but I couldn't afford the blood tests that might have diagnosed what was wrong with her. They prescribed pills; prednisone, cephalexin and a shampoo; ketohex. I couldn't afford them all ado the vet gave me what he felt would suffice. The treatment worked at first and I even bought more of the same shampoo online. but now she looks like it's returning. Do you have any suggestions on anything I can do to get her healthy again? I'm out of options and can't afford another trip to the vet I'm disabled and rely on ssi to get by.

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updated 8 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

I have 2 small dogs and 1 large dog are you a no kill shelter, and how long would they stay if not adopted

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updated 9 months ago

I have a senior chihuahua who is in the end-stages of CHF and is taking vetmedin, Enalapril, Lasix and hydrocodone. I would like to cut back on the hydrocodone and try CBD to see if I can give him some comfort. Are there any drug interactions, specifically with the vetmedin since it’s a calcium blocker?

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary

Had to vet has been on antibiotics and now lasix. Doesn't want to drank as much as usual .Acts like has problem with male parts. Fear may be slightly blockage or prostate trouble? Sometimes can't pee for short while needs instegated sometimes like baby.

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updated 9 months ago
Category: Vaccinations

My wife and I recently lost our cat to what we believe was a heart attack. To have a cat live with us for 8 years, then suddenly die without warning or symptom has been devastating. We want to get another kitten but are concerned the same thing might happen. From what I've read, it seems like it's unavoidable and if your cat is predisposed to have the disease, there's nothing that can be done. Is this the case? Any idea why this disease is so prevalent among cats?

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updated 10 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
She has a collesped tracea and poops like 5 times a day with some blood in it. She sleeps all day but does eat good at night. She has two tumors and I know one of them is benign. Is it time to put her down?
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updated 9 months ago
She has been on steroids and bronchodialators for years. It seems the steroid (prednisilone) has stopped being effective. Can I just keep her on 1.25 mg terbutaline (bronchodilator) daily, without the added steroid?
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My girl just hatched gosling‘s on Thursday and one of the gosling’s has curled up feet and legs that move but cannot stand on. I’ve started on the B complex and niacin but have seen no improvement. The gosling is very healthy is eating and drinking but does not want to stand. Any ideas on what else I can do to help the baby?
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updated 9 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 10 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat

I put gulls and made a rap around his neck he is a deibetic and he’s blind chi is 12 years old still eating. Just don’t no what to do for him

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Immune System

My dog was anemic for months and it was determined that she wasn’t producing red blood cells. IBD was apparently the cause and she was prescribed Prednisone and Cyclosporine.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Immune System

Possible kitty herpes. My Maine Coon has ongoing sinus infection with snoring, nasal discharge, lethargy.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

She’s a female American Rottweiler that’s about 8 years old. I feel like I want to do something to save her but at the same time don’t want her to suffer.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Do you rescue turtles?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

Rescued female chihuahua age 4-5, weighs 3 pounds and have had her for 3 years. Vet recommends having her spayed as a way to protect her in the future relative to other diseases. Please share your opinion also.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Vaccinations

How do/can you keep track of all your animals for needed flea control, rabies, distemper, etc medications? Do you microchip them? My little Merlon Cocker Spaniel (10 years old) had skin cancer and it spread so quickly we had to euthanize him (July 2018) before it spread to his bones, which would have really caused him a lot of needless pain. What do you do in that sort of situation? Do you administer expensive chemotherapy with no assurance of any amelioration of it's condition, or do you euthanize it, knowing a cure is hopeless?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

Advanced Tcc cancer - any alternative therapy that would be useful. Thank you

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

My dog has prostrate cancer TCC He is ailing . Both hind legs are swollen. Walking is becoming more difficult. Uses 3 legs. He has constant diarrhea and appetite loss. Ordered hemp oil from Charlotte’s Webb called Paws. Is it safe to give to him?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Despite cleaning covered litter box 2x/daily & multiple rubberized litter mats around box, Coda (age 16) tracks litter under the dressers & bed. What can I do to keep the litter from

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

I have a dog that is a little aggressive. He likes children to munch on. He is a loving dog but the dog pound wants to put him to sleep and I love him to much. I have not trained him and when he runs away I am so scared that he will bit a child. I would love to find a good home for him. Thank you.

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