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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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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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My cat has been experiencing what sounds like muscus in his chest. He does not have running eyes or nose. His vet gives him a Convenia shot and it clears up. However, in about two months or so it comes back. His vet thinks it might be asthma but to m...
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updated 4 years ago
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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 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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 4 years ago
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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 ...
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updated 5 years ago
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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 5 years ago
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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 &a...
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updated 6 years ago
My neutered male dog of older indeterminate age has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure which apparently grew out of an earlier heart murmur. He’s on Vetmedin, potassium and several diuretics. We’ve heard favorable things about Hawthorne ber...
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My neutered male dog of older indeterminate age has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure which apparently grew out of an earlier heart murmur. He’s on Vetmedin, potassium and several diuretics. We’ve heard favorable things about Hawthorne ber...
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He has already had a series of blood tests and my vet cannot find anything wrong.
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updated 2 years ago
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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 3 years ago
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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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updated 2 years 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, specif...
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updated 2 years ago
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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 5 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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 su...
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updated 5 years ago
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He is stable, no longer on meds for it, eats well, but does the circling thing when on his feet, which is difficult for him as he has arthritis as well as urinary and bowel incontenence. He is on Prevacox for pain. Is there anything more I can do for...
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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 6 years ago
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I have an 11 year old male, neutered kitty (one of 10 rescues I have) that started sneezing 2-3 days ago and his right eye periodically looks weepy. He is, as they all are, an indoor kitty. He is eating, not a lot, but I am worried. Since I am retire...
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updated 6 years ago
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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Ozzie ia about five years old. He's a shepherd/setter mix about 83 pounds. He belongs to a friend but spent six months at my house after being subjected to a very small crate 24 hours a day, too small to stretch out in. (Divorce thing). He is house b...
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updated 4 years ago
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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 5 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
What is the best commercial food and why?
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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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the vet showed me an xray of my maltese shi tzu male who is 9 yrs old and the heart reaches from the top of the backbone down to the chest bone, is this enlarged? the vet gave me medication: "vetmedin chews"1.25 mgs - how big is a normal heart for a ...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Can you recommend a substitute milk for cats that would not be harmful?
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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 ...
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updated 6 years ago
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She seems to be over initial shock and panic, but some time after she seems to have had a stroke or something that resulted in her head being permanently tilted to the right. She had cataracts so we know this is probably the source of complete blindn...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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I have three Labradors 5 yr chocolateold 3 yr old. Black And sept got 7month old white llab it seems I am.allergic to the last one. I get itchy skin. How do I get the puppy to stop stuff and destroying them?
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updated 6 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 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
If a dog frequently tries to eat mud, does it indicate a nutrition deficiency or other problem? Is mud eating normal, and should it be allowed?
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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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updated 2 years ago
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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 reso...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
If a dog frequently tries to eat mud, does it indicate a nutrition deficiency or other problem? Is mud eating normal, and should it be allowed?
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
If a dog frequently tries to eat mud, does it indicate a nutrition deficiency or other problem? Is mud eating normal, and should it be allowed?
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updated 2 years ago
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Do you take surrendered animals?
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I've heard they don't need them once a year ? It's way too much ???
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updated 4 years ago
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I have a cat that is 11 months old and has been told he had fip dry form, could hemp oil help him? If so do you have any that you could recommend ?
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updated 6 years ago
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I have 2 Dachshund that are 5 months and brothers. One seems to have a very bad case of separation anxiety. What can I do to help him get over this. He is the one that will eliminate in the house after going weeks of being totally potty trained and u...
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updated 4 years ago
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been going to the vet for a year straight spent thousands of dollars, changed food put on antibitics and steroids used ear drops still come back!! poor girl constantly shakes her head and cries is there any home remedies i could try to help my girls ...
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updated 6 years ago
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Dog is 8 yrs old and has been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. He is a beagle. What treatment is recommended? Thank you.
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updated 5 years ago
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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 4 years ago
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Our Jenny has been diagnosed with canine lupus which affects her nose. She is on 5ml prednisone every day except for winter when the dose is reduced to 5ml every other day. Her nose is healing nicely with no side effects from the prednisone except fo...



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