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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 7 years ago
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I have a 2 year old beagle. In the last 2 months he has taken to scratching , and rubbing (against trees, under chairs when you sit in them and against the fence railing) the top of his tail and lower back. I have seen him rubbing his lower back agai...
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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 5 years ago
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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 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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updated 2 years ago
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17-month-old pit bull's left ear consistently irritated, inflamed, reddish-brown "dirt". No fleas or ticks. She's the only one of 7 dogs who has the problem and only in one ear. I clean it regularly and have used Mometavet as prescribed in the past. ...
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updated 2 years ago
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My dog refuses dog and 98 % people food but weighs 16# she whins when she wants to eat then it’s on my nerves go off the chart Need to see if she has intestinal issues
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updated 7 years ago
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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 7 years ago
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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 7 years ago
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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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updated 4 years ago
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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 6 years ago
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updated 5 years ago
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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 6 years ago
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And what should it consist of i.e. chicken beef, pork etc...
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updated 7 years ago
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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 6 years ago
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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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updated 5 years ago
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updated 7 years ago
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I have a pug who is currently having problems with her digestive tract. Her bowel movements are getting softer plus there is a large amount of mucus in the bowel movement. What could the possible cause be?
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updated 2 years ago
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I have three dogs that were left with me and I can no longer care for and owner won't take them back. What can I do?
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updated 6 years ago
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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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updated 4 years ago
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My pitt had two incisions to get neuter one Ball didn't drop.we took the cone off after 7 days, all looked well until today,april 4,9 days after surgery and he's really swollen, not much redness just swelling. his vet is closed and after hours said w...
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updated 5 years ago
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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 7 years ago
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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 .
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updated 6 years ago
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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 5 years ago
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Two vets confirmed pemphigus complex in my large otherwise very very active 12 year old female royal std poodle of 65 Pounds. She takes long walks and eats great! Also has fresh rotisserie sams chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower in her diet. Plus nut...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My chow/ border collie mix 13 year old started not eating, drinking a lot and urinating way less than she should. She had suffered from bladder stones, had surgery twice and won a battle with pancreatitis. He did tests and said she was in kidney fail...
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updated 6 years ago
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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 4 years ago
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My 10 year old cat hates for her back to be touched. Lately she has started to bite and lick the area. She has flakes of shin in her hair near her tail. Could it just be dry skin or an allergy?
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updated 5 years ago
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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 7 years ago
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They form stained marks that look like dark rivers going done his face. he is nine.
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updated 7 years ago
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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 7 years ago
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I live in the Northeast. My vet has recommended giving my 2 year old Amstaff the lyme vaccination. We do get ticks in our area, but I am concerned about subjecting her to more. Do you know how safe these vaccines are?
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updated 7 years ago
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I have 2 small gerbils from the same litter, about 1 month old, they are without a mother, Bonny and Joey. I went to check up on them and found Bonny in here wooden house, and it looked like she had difficulties walking. It looked like her front paw ...
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updated 7 years ago
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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 7 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 type ...
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updated 6 years ago
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He now drinks from the floor, sometimes snaps at a child, very wild near or far from other animals, and his trying to hump us a lot, any suggestions?  Sorry my name is Ginger  (I am also disabled and use a cane, he pulls hard) Thank you for your coop...
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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 want to u...
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updated 7 years ago
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My maltese itches alot, licks her paws, and bites with herself to to scratch her itch, ( No sores or broken skin) My vet has tried allerspray and generic otomax, she licks it off, also temarill-p and I couldn't tell that it was helping.
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updated 4 years ago
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Rowdy is approximately 14 years old; has been with me 13. About 2 years ago, he began losing weight. He's short-haired, probably Labrador mix. He was weighing 60-65 lbs. but is probably closer to 55 now. He's been wormed annually in June. He gets imm...
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updated 7 years ago
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How do you treat cancer of the eye in a mixed breed dog? Got room for one more? This is one of the most loving and most beautiful dogs I have ever seen. He was rescued from a crack house. Enjoys people and other dogs. Living with a senior who can no ...
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updated 7 years ago
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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 type ...
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updated 3 years ago
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My dog has prostrate cancer TCC He is ailing . Both hind legs are swollen. Walking is becoming more difficult. Uses 3 legs. He has constant diarrhea and appetite loss. Ordered hemp oil from Charlotte’s Webb called Paws. Is it safe to give to him?
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