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updated 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I have some feral cats that roam around in my yard and the area surrounding it (some of it is wooded). My question is now that the weather is getting colder will these animals die. I live in New Jersey. I first started seeing them in the spring so th...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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
Category: Miscellaneous
9 1/2 yr old Lab (service dog) is eating his own pooh. I was told 1/2 t. Adolph’s meat tenderizer on kibble with bit of water would make his pooh smell repugnant to him and he would stop. Worked for a couple days -now he’s back at it. Don’t wan...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
SLiced steer pizzle or sinew and what are the consequences if not?     Thankyou...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
I don't want to use the shock collar on him. I've called several animal trainers and they won't help. Do you know anyone in San Antonio,, tx that could help me?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
And what should it consist of i.e. chicken beef, pork etc...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My dog is limping and the only thing I can guess is that he jumped up into the SUV, and then jumped out. Ever since then he’s been limping and that was 2 days ago, so I’m not sure if I should keep walking him, wrap his leg or let him rest…Shoul...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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updated 2 years ago
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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updated 2 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
I have an 8 year old British bulldog who about a year ago jumped off my bed and hurt her front shoulder. She's been to the vet many times and had anti inflammitories and will be ok for a few weeks then start limping again. They we're going to xray as...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
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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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
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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updated 1 year ago
Category: Vaccinations
I've read yearly shots aren't necessary or good.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have 3 cats. One of them is urinating inside. If I split them up to see who it is they don't do it. Is there another way to find out?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
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 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He is eating and drinking water. He was sick three years ago. The Animal Medical Center said he would probably live only 6 months. I am trying to make him comfortable. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
We rescued a tiny kitten 15 years ago who had only one eye. We don't know what happened to the other eye. Recently, we noticed her walking into walls and took her for an exam. Her eye looks foggy. The doctor said that she has gone blind. She has mana...
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updated 4 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
Category: Miscellaneous
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Hello I have a 2 year old English bulldog and we are fighting seasonal allergies. She is constantly scratching and licking paws. Benedryl really not helping. And I also give her teramet for bones and joints. Would anything enterfier with this. thanks...
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updated 4 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,...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
i wonder why she sheds alot and have a habbit or eating her own bowel movement. what can i do for her Eats her own bowel movement and sheds alot
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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 3 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Our vet said it is just what they call a fatty tumor and normally not cancerous and our dog appears fine but we were wondering if we should get it tested to make sure and also can it be removed and if so, does it make sense to remove it.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Immune System
Thank you Dr. Gaylord for your Quick and helpful response. Your answer amazes me. So the niacin( vitamin B3) must be extraordinary for inflammation and I find it most intriguing the hemorrhoid cream would work as well as it does help to shrink inflam...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
We have rescued many Shelties over the last 20+ years and they have all enjoyed a good life until they reach about 12 - 13 years. We know that at least four of our Shelties have died of cancer: pancreas, prostate, bladder and lung. They all have been...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Behavior
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 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 wo...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Our Vet recommended the NO & LOW sodium canned food, but I can't seem to find it anywhere on-line.  I appreciate your assistance greatly.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He eats regularly and has enough food down to eat as much as he wants. When he is outside during the day he runs around constantly and no matter how much he drinks he cant stop panting. I wonder if he is losing the weight because he is exercising to ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
A mole very small appeared on my cats side it isn't getting bigger. Are moles normal or should I take him in to have it examined? He's a medium hair tuxedo cat.
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updated 5 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 reso...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Such as a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian.
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updated 7 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, specif...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My 11 yr old cat has a medium length coat. He has been throwing up or having diarrhea off and on over the past couple months. He eats high quality dry and canned food: Instinct, Origen, Tikki, Weruva & fresh water). I’ve given him petromalt typ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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 3 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My 16 year old shepherd/sheltie mix has arthritis, which has gotten worse in the last two weeks, to the extent that her back leg tends to collapse when she turns too quickley or goes down a step. She is currently taking carprofen and synovicre and th...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I think she needs an operation to give her a better quality of life. She has trouble eating and drinking and pants a lot. Could you give me some idea how much the operation would be and what the success rate is. Thank you .