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He keeps getting red spots and scratches to bleedhis ears smell really bad ive taken him to vet but he charges me alot and only stays well for max a week what do I do about his ear smell
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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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it was popped then i cut skin and it was deep with clear things that moved inside
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They said yes, it was a fatty tumor but they never aspirated it to look at the cells and confirm. Should we ask that they do that. We are willing to pay for the lab test. We just want to make sure. If it is just a fatty tumor, will it go away if we a...
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My question has to do with feline diabetes. My 7 year old male probably got diabetes from being overweight. At one point he was 22 pounds and now is down to 17 pounds. Getting him regulated continues to be a problem. He was diagnosed in December of 2...
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Our dog Rachel is exhibiting symptoms of fecal incontinence, while this has not been officially diagnosed an initial consultation with our vet and recommendations of low residue dog food has helped but is not a long-term solution especially with 2 ot...
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Developed weepy eye in the last month. As a puppy he did have allergies and out grew them. Our vet gave him two eye drops to administer. What else can we do to eleviate his discomfort?
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My Aussie had sterile nodual piniculitis and I bought the medicines online at Allivet. I got a shipment not too long before we had to put him to sleep. I don't want to throw away this life saving expensive medication. How/where can I donate for it to...
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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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No change in diet.vomits 3-4 times a day. Sometimes clear liquid or a bile color
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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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Why does my 13 yr old schnauzer always rub her face and head on something, the older she gets the more she does it. Thank you
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It started as a seasonal allergy (where he was prescribed a 1/4 to 1/2 of anti-histamine a day).  In April, he was fine and his blood work was good.  Then, he started having phlegm in May & nasal discharge in June.  Moreover, for the last 3 w...
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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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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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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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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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I think it is infected and have treated with ear infection rinse. but only helps temporarily. Now seems to lose his balance occasionally. how do i proceed?
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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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Eats het own bowel movement
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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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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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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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What types of skin conditions can be helped by the cold laser? I have two cats with different chronic skin issues. One gets sores on her face and paws. The other has itch issues and chews her fur off. She is on Apoquel which helps,but not 100%.
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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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Q (because her sister was Suzie--get it?) is almost 13, and I have had her 12 of those years. She has suffered from noise fears all her life. She will run away, go over brick walls, try to open door handles, and tear up my house to get away. One time...
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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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I hate the prescription foods because not only are they outrageously expensive, but they are crap! This one is basically packaged corn. What can I feed him instead?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the best commercial food and why?
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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 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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