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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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SLiced steer pizzle or sinew and what are the consequences if not?     Thankyou...
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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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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 6 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Can i give my cat amoxicillin for a urinary tract infection and how much should i use?
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updated 4 years ago
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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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Such as a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian.
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He also has swelling on his legs and paws. His abdomen, legs, and paws are tender to the touch. He has seen two vets and had blood work, an ultrasound of his abdomen, and biopsy of his kidneys. He is also on Doxycycline and Lysics. The only thing rev...
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He is in good health. When he licks he also starts to pull out his hair. Vets have checked his skin etc. Our vet says that he just might have a habit like we have biting our nails. Find clumps of hair at times around the house. Just doesnt seem norma...
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Leo, I have a 14 year old Chihuahua that has been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. I am familiar with this disease because I lost my a little girl in 2001. She was 14 years old. I don't know what to do with my little Candy, I can't believe I have to ...
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updated 4 years ago
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About six months ago, I adopted two dogs from the pound. They get along very well. They play together all the time. They share a food bowl without incident. They share toys very well. About a month ago, my beagle was sitting on my lap. My black lab w...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My cat is 15 and has kidney disease. I have him on a perscription diet, sub fluids, BP meds and azodyl. The initial bloodwork he had BUN level at 92 and CREA at 5.5 which is apparently quite high. After doing the treatments for a few months the level...
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Our vet has been working a fur problem with our neutered Australian mail for a year now. Baxter started out with a urine infection a year ago which was misdiagnosed by our former vet. He was treated and eventually diagnosed with a prostate problem (b...
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updated 4 years ago
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For the second time in her 16 years. The doctors gave her antibiotics both times. Is there something I can do to prevent her from having to go through this again?
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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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We came home on Friday at 5:00 PM to discover our 8 month old kitten in full respiratory distress. We believe his crisis started with him losing control of his bowels in the hallway, then crawling, unable to catch his breath and panting to the downst...
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He also has swelling on his legs and paws. His abdomen, legs, and paws are tender to the touch. He has seen two vets and had blood work, an ultrasound of his abdomen, and biopsy of his kidneys. He is also on Doxycycline and Lysics. The only thing rev...
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Hello, My 2 year old corgi pluto really struggles to stand up after laying down and seems to avoid going up on our pet stairs to get on the bed and once in a while I will hear a clicking when he walks. We have scheduled some x rays for his hips but i...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
he's been on antibiotics and IV fluids for 2 weeks he seam to get better then he turns for the worst. His stomach gets bloated and sore and since all this has started happening our vet has taken him off his arthritis meds and he is having a very har...
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updated 4 years ago
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I have taken her to the vet and they checked her out and said she was healthy I even got the aromatherapy that makes them more comfortable I have to move and its to a place with carpet should I keep her in the garage and leave the door slightly open ...
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Max and Sammy were adopted about eight years ago, Max first and Sammy about two months later. Everything was fine. Prince was adopted about five years ago and at first, everyone got along. About a year later, Prince was sniffing Max's genital region,...
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He also has swelling on his legs and paws. His abdomen, legs, and paws are tender to the touch. He has seen two vets and had blood work, an ultrasound of his abdomen, and biopsy of his kidneys. He is also on Doxycycline and Lysics. The only thing rev...
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My uncle has a kitten that is about 3-5 months old. She has water on her lungs and we think, an under developed heart. Her vet did not do much for her or give him any real information about this. I was hoping you would have some info. and suggestions...
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HI, just have to let you know that your site and rescue center is great. My question is about my 10 mo old lab. He loves to ride in a vehicle but gets car sick after about 10 minutes, is there any thing we can do for him to help with motion sickness?
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updated 3 years ago
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I've read yearly shots aren't necessary or good.
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updated 5 years ago
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My dog Buttons has bad teeth and she is a senior and I was wondering if there are some dog treats that are good for senior dogs and healthy for their teeth?
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Our 15 year old beagle has stopped eating and has not eaten for 2-3 days now. He mostly sleeps all day anyway, but now his eyes look droopy and eyelids sag under his eyes, and he won''t even eat treats, which he loved before. We fed him some chicken ...
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We adopted her from the local Animal Welfare Rescue site. Their vet nor our own vet could not decide if she had been spaded or not. Her stomach is loose and flexible and would "hide" any scaring. She is now passing a little blood for the last 2 days.
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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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we just got two border collie lab mix puppys from a shelter 3 days ago. they are 12 weeks old and had there first shots. the day we brought them home our female had a really runny nose and a dry cough, it has died down since then. 2 days later our ma...
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Hi, I have a mix breed female dog I rescued about a year ago. She seems to be maltese, jack russell, poodle mix. From the start I knew she had some allergy issues with her ears and was given meds for that. But after having her with us awhile I realiz...
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updated 3 years ago
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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 wo...
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She only settles if placed in a crate otherwise she is constantly walking around. A walk does not solve this. She urines what seems every 30mins and sometimes less in the house. She cant seem to tell us when she needs to go out. She has also left sto...
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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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Saw vet a few months ago to check out ears. Saw brown debris in outer ear. Vet found no mites. Flushed out her ears. She is 8 years old. Younger cat started shaking his head but don't see debris, hasn't seen a vet yet because he seems better. Older c...
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Wonderful website. Recently rescued a kitten who has ringworm. She was prescribed lime/sulpher dip which is working but has not totally cleared it. Have dipped 6 times. Also applying a topical antifungal. How do you manage ringworm at your shelter? M...
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We have a rescued cat approx. 13 years old who routinely defecate outside - usually next to - the litter box. She is fed grain - free & gluten - free food.This diet did improve hitherto watery stools. She does urinate in the box. Her appetite is ...
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updated 3 years ago
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I have a husky and 2 other small dogs they all went over the neighbors and her dog was killed no one saw anything but my husky got blamed for it. I had to give him up because the cost to keeping him was too much I had to have within 3 days it was imp...
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updated 1 year ago
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volunteer work in exchange for some type of housing for single retiree with the income who's basic DNA is this person gets along better with animals than with people just don't fit in in the other world.
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My cat was diagnosed with Small Cell Lymphoma via surgical biopsy in Dec 2013 and is currently receiving Chemo. He however has Nausea which has become increasingly difficult to deal with and Intestinal issues due to IBD. Mu question is ...how do you ...
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I HAVE A REPTILE HE CANT WALK WITH HIS BACK LEGS BUT MOVES THEM TO GO . NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT IT IS OTHER WISE HEALTHY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have had sample of her feces tested and she needed worming. She eats Sportmix wholesome chicken and rice daily. She has to have veterinarian prescription drugs that stop the diarhea for several weeks and then it comes back. Would a grain free food ...
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We have had our 4 yr old dog since she's a puppy (absolutely NO history of abuse), but she is so neurotic, skiddish and jumpy. Sometimes she stares out into space for long periods of time and other times barks at things that aren't there. We have two...
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updated 2 years ago
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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,...
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updated 4 years ago
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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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