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Category: Limbs & Bones
I have a two year old English bulldog and was wondering if it was safe to give her all of her meds daily without complications. She is on Benadryl, sometimes a pain pill and terramax pro for joints. Will,there be any complications if I give her all o...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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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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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
I make enough meatloaf to last 2months and freeze it. She loves it! Chicken, rice, lean beef or buffalo, carrots peas and sweet potatoes, mashed garbanzo beans, chia, blue berry, cranberry, and peas and fish oil. She has firm stool and gobbles it up....
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Category: Behavior
Vinny is a 5yr old Frenchie. about 3 months ago he was napping and suddenly woke up startled, scared, yelping, couldn't figure out where to run first and emitting the oil gland smell. He has done this several times a day since, only 1 other time with...
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Category: Behavior
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
What is the best commercial food and why?
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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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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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Category: Miscellaneous
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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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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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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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Category: Skin & Coat
Many products, such as Parastar, Frontline, and Vectra, seem to work well for a few months, and then become ineffective. I'm having some initial success with Wondercide, a natural cedar oil-based product, for cats and dogs. Any information is appreci...
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Category: Skin & Coat
my dog sheds alot no matter what we try is the something you can suggest
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Category: Behavior
My 1 yr old female cat went missing for a couple of days when she returned she appears to be deaf & wild. she was mostly an indoor cat & very loving, now she acts as if she doesn't even recognize us. I put food out for her & she'll sneak ...
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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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Category: Immune System
I'm have a 7 month old kitty diagnosed with wet FIP. He has been on Predisinolone 1ml daily and Virbagen Omega for 2 days. Will adding cannabis oil help or will it complicate the situation?
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Category: Skin & Coat
Will a natural product flea and tick collar work as well as something like Frontline? I want to avoid chemicals. Are collars effective for the dogs entire body?
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Category: Limbs & Bones
My dog injured her knee on a hike, she favored her right hind leg for some time so I took her in for an xray. They said she damaged her knee, had a bone spur on it and should have surgery. They put her on a pain killer/anti-inflammatory medication wh...
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Dear Leo, I just read your story about Audrea. I have 4 rescue cats. The last 2 came from a close friend who died last year. Unfortunately, RolyPoly, who I suspect is quite old, was just diagnosed with severe kidney failure. I'm feeding him various f...
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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 10 year old lab pees when he's excited, is that good or bad?
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Category: Miscellaneous
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Category: Miscellaneous
Hi, doctor, got an 11 year old mix, medium sized dog who recently has become restless and drinking a lot of water at night. We've gone through some recent changes in our household with the loss of one of our cats, my husband, who generally takes the ...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
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Category: Limbs & Bones
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
they have been eating Petsmart, Simply Nourish dry, adult-chicken and turkey. a male and a female in good health
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updated 4 years ago
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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Category: Miscellaneous
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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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Category: Immune System
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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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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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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Category: Skin & Coat
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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Category: Miscellaneous
Stray cat we let him from time to time decided to have her kittens in our apartment under my bed. I can't keep them. Mom is very friendly and the kittens are only days old please help.
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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
Refusing to eat most food. Am blending and tried everything. Shes losing weight. Vet checked. Has still got hole in gum and looks sore. No help from vet. What can I do?
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Category: Limbs & Bones
My dog limps (her hind right leg) when she first wakes up but moves perfectly fine after awhile. Do you think she has something like arthritis? We cannot afford to go to the vet and I would like to avoid xrays unless you think it necessary.
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have four senior kitties, the oldest will be 22 years old this year. They have different ailments ranging from kidney disease to mega esophageous (sp), for which they get medicine and subcutaneous fluids. Is there anything more you recommend to mak...
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
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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Category: Miscellaneous
Oliver is a large breed,long bodied,long hair mixed 8 month old male Kitten who is currently 10 lbs. I think he is either a Maine Coon or possibly a Siberian mix. My question is how do I know if his weight is normal for a large breed mix or if he is ...
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Category: Behavior
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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Category: Tumors & Cancer
I saw that you have given hemp oil to cats. My cat was just diagnosed with fibrosarcoma and had his entire leg amputated. The histology indicates that doc was not able to get all of the cancer cells. My "son" is 12 years old and weighs about 16lbs. (...
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