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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: 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...
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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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My dogs gets diarrhea with commercial food, of any kind so I make her food out of proper proteins, fruits and vegetables. What is your opinion?
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
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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...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
What medications and natural nutrients are safe for my westie. Her COPD is severe. She was near death from pneumonia in December.
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
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Category: Behavior
My spaded female 2.5 yo Lab/Pit mix likes to smell me and try to mount and hump me. She doesn't do this to anyone else. Why and how do I stop this behavior?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 15 year old Shepherd/Sheltie mix. She is in good health except for arthritis in her back, for which she get carprofen daily. About six months ago she developed a strong odor and started licking her back. At that time she also developed what ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
This is what she said------- Hi Donna,I'm so worried about our dog Niko  Her red lumps have become all over her entire body and she has massive weight gain! Breaths hard like she is over heated. We can't afford doctors but she is still playful and w...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
My 10 year old Siamese had targeted radiation @ Univ of FL Sm Animal Hosp for her nasal lymphoma last fall. Repeat cat scans have shown no recurrence. We did only one chemo tx because at the time I thought it had made her sick AND I understood the in...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY
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updated 3 years 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 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Doctor won't see her till next weekend. Meanwhile, her scores rise: ALT >1000, AST 212, and ALKP 1609. Ultrasound showed no tumors but adrenal gland on one side enlarged. Is it safe to let this go another week until they do more tests? The doctor ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I try to provide a home for feline leukemia positive cats and currently have 4 males. I would like to enhance their immune function. Two are weak and being hand fed. Both had fevers of 104 brought down by antibiotics. One of them has anemia. They are...
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Category: Skin & Coat
My 12 year old Welsh Corgi frequently gets "hot spots" on his abdomen and groin. He bites off the hair and licks it red and raw. I've tried treating it with corn starch or hyrodgen peroxide without success. The vet prescribes antibiotics and cortison...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
He's smacks his mouth and lips all the time, even when there is water available. My husband brushes his teeth every couple of weeks now, but he is starting to get some tartar build-up. It seems like this just started over the last month though. Any i...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Doctor, My l3 year old Shepherd-Vizsla mix, 75 lbs, had a calcium reading of 13, scale of 11 high normal, in 2014. Today, she has a calcium reading of 16. What could be the cause of this, and what can be done about it? Thank you.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My 6 yr old calico gets occassional diarrhea.. we believe from eating floral arrangements...it lasts several days usually...what can I give her or is there possibly another problem?'
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
The vet has recommended a $350 dollar procedure for one of our two shep mixes.
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
At his yearly check up last month, the vet suggested he be put to sleep to clean his teeth at a cost of $400.  I have tried the things for him to chew that is supposed to help with tartar but he will not chew any of them.  Is there anything else I ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Can you use Animax Cream on a dog that is 15 years old? she has a rash on her stomach. what miligram can be used? thank you!
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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 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
He does it regularly. If i do t pick up right away he will eat it.
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I have a sweetheart of a Lab that is about 9 years old. Several weeks ago, she began to pant, and seem to have trouble breathing. She continually puts her nose up in the air and inhales sharply (wheezes) like she has something in her throat. It seems...
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updated 3 years 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 mont...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
When people come over we have to put him in a different room. We've put him in military camp but I can't use the shock collar on him. We have his brother and he is the complete opposite. My son has a sweet dog that I rescued off the side of the room....
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Hello, my name is Dr Suzanne Gibson, and I recently hired as staff vet at Old Friends Senior Dog Rescue in TN. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on which software program you use to keep track of everyone? We have around 100 dogs in ho...
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updated 3 years 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...
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updated 3 years 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 wi...
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updated 3 years 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 a...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Is it possible to house break a 6 year old Female Welsh Terrier? I have had no luck. I have crated her and she dirtied the crate and Bed enclosed. Could there be a medical problem? I have another 14 year old female who is house broken. Could this be ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I believe my dogs anal glands are impacted again, acts similar to the last time but this time very lethargic, staying very still. He walks hunched, slow, cautious to go up or down stairs, tail between legs. Still eating, peeing, pooping just acts unc...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Behavior
He has already had a series of blood tests and my vet cannot find anything wrong.
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 3 years 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...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Immune System
I wrote about my cat that has FIV and I have no place to isolate him. I have 3 other cats and all are indoor. Does your facility take these cats? If not, can you tell me who might?
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Category: Skin & Coat
10 yr. old cat...diabetic for about 3 1/2 yrs. when found as kitten..diagnosed with chronic nasal infection (1 nostril) was on Humilin U, but switched to PZI recently eats only Purina DM dry food indoor cat always past summer we had slight flea probl...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My 6 year old dog has had severe allergies during spring and summer times. She's alergic white oak trees and numerous other things that she is surronded by where we live. Our vets are North Shore Animal League have tried numerous different medicines ...
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My four year old nuetered male Siamese has a scarred left ventricle and enlarged left atrium. The cardiologist put him on Lasix and Elanapril. She told me that he may live another year or two. Is this combination fairly typical in these cases? Thanks
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Your story about Audrea was wonderful and as I read about her kidney issue at such a young age I thought about my old girl, 18 now, that was diagnosed at the beginning of kidney failure about 5 years ago and has done remarkably well on a supplement, ...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I am very concerned about what food to feed my cats, are you going to make your own cat food? and if not what do you feed the cats at the sanctuary?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My sister has a Yorkie she wanted me to ask about Midget,she is 10yrs old and weights 12 pounds,every time she takes a drink of water or gets excited she starts coughing like she can't get her breathe. Both of us would like to know what makes her do ...