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He does it regularly. If i do t pick up right away he will eat it.
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updated 7 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
i am writing in regards of my mom's chihuahua, Ralli. Two days ago my mother was told that ralli's liver was no longer working, he gives her a week to two months to live. Ralli was brought to the vets because she had an episode of sluggishness and le...
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updated 6 years ago
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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? Sh...
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updated 4 years ago
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Do you take surrendered animals?
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updated 3 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
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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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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 6 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 7 years ago
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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 th...
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updated 7 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
i am writing in regards of my mom's chihuahua, Ralli. Two days ago my mother was told that ralli's liver was no longer working, he gives her a week to two months to live. Ralli was brought to the vets because she had an episode of sluggishness and le...
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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 5 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
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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 6 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 7 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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updated 7 years ago
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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 7 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 3 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 5 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 6 years ago
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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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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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My 11 year old Lab has an elongated soft palate which the vet advises would be difficult to operate on due to bleeding. He is fit and well otherwise, but the coughing and choking is very distressing for him and us. Would a specialist surgeon be likel...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
What is the best commercial food and why?
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updated 4 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 5 years ago
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I was hoping you could help me with more details ore a direction to go. I am currently on disability and my akita husky suddenly stopped walking. I spent thousands of dollars with a wrong diagnosis of two torn ACL's. We only have xrays that doesnt sh...
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updated 5 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 7 years ago
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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 4 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 7 years ago
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My vet thinks my dog has a torn ACL and may have also damaged her menuscus. I am seeing the surgeon soon. What are your feelings on doing the surgery? I had another dog years ago that had this surgery. The rehabilitation was very tough on both of us....
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updated 6 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 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 7 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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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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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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Then as the scales come off so does the hair. Can I apply hemp oil on these spots to help heal them? I'm wondering if it is eczema in dogs that is causing this. He sheds unmercifully but is active and eats his food. He has stopped taking walks..absol...
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I have a 70 pound female English bulldog who I give Benadryl to daily for allergies but now she is having issues with alopecia and I was giving her melatonin for it just wanted to know if it's safe to give together.
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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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Water is entering his lungs and he is coughing from lack of oxygen. I have him on pimobendan and furosemide. pimo: 1.25mg split in 2 doses every 12 hrs. AND .5ml of furosemide every 12hrs. (10mg per ml). He is still coughing, any other thoughts on wh...
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updated 7 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 8 year old spayed female Toy Pomeranian has problems wetting her bed (and couch, floor, our bed etc) when she sleeps. I assume it cannot be a urinary tract infection in that she has had this problem for 2 years. It is impossible to keep a diaper o...
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updated 6 years ago
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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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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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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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updated 7 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My vet found that my 3-year old dog has irritable bowel syndrome. Can I feed her a commercial brand kibbles other than Hill Co W/D food which I must buy from a veterinary clinic.
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