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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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Category: Behavior
Have a rescue dog. He barks at strangers, shakes and has snapped at visitors. He is not aggressive and is a small dog. He seems to be a terrier, min pin, chihuahua mix. Not really sure of breed.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Immune System
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 co...
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Category: Miscellaneous
I believe my dogs anal glands are impacted again, acts similar to the last time but this time very lethargic, staying very still. He walks hunched, slow, cautious to go up or down stairs, tail between legs. Still eating, peeing, pooping just acts unc...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
Can you recommend a substitute milk for cats that would not be harmful?
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Category: Behavior
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 11 yr old is in renal failure. BUN is 100. Besides the KD food (Science Diet) is it OK to give her fresh carrots and also can she still have her Greenie once in a while? Is there a homeopathic diet for this disease. She is in the advanced stage.
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Category: Skin & Coat
I have three Labradors 5 yr chocolateold 3 yr old. Black And sept got 7month old white llab it seems I am.allergic to the last one. I get itchy skin. How do I get the puppy to stop stuff and destroying them?
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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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Category: Immune System
I'd like to share my dogs story. She is an Akita at 8 years old she developed a large abscess in her back. The vet did surgery thought she may have foreign body. It went down after surgery but came back. They did surgery again thought maybe didn't ge...
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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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Category: Skin & Coat
My poor old cat was introduced to fleas for the first time. Vet applied Frontline in office visit. She chewed or scratched all the hair off the spot where it was placed. She was scratching all over also and her hair stood up all over her body. Had a ...
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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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Category: Skin & Coat
Doc, I have a 14yr old Bluetip Himalayan neutered male, who I believe has allergies. He had been on Royal Canin SO due to urine crystals, but he started getting itchy, mini pustules at the base of his tail for the last 6 six years or so. I had given ...
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
My 9 year old German Shepherd was just diagnosed with prostate cancer. The prognosis is months to one year and fatal and at this time with science – no cure. The type of prostate cancer is transitional. I just want to be sure it is definitely fatal...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Behavior
these are not play bites his pupils are fully dilated, and he draws blood and leaves bruises he attacks for no reason, he seems jealous of anything I do, or he will act like he wants petted but then bites, I am very gentle with him, but don't know wh...
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Category: Behavior
He has already had a series of blood tests and my vet cannot find anything wrong.
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Category: Behavior
Bailey came to us at 9 weeks old. We have had minimal success with getting him to stop the biting/nipping. We tried firm verbal discipline, we received a DVD when he came to us and it's stated we should hold him on his back firmly on his breastbone u...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
My 20yr old friend is trying to get her life together & her dog needs neutering. She has no money. Is there anywhere near Modesto she can go for help. She can't get dog shots with him being neutered. Please help
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
And what should it consist of i.e. chicken beef, pork etc...
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Category: Skin & Coat
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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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Category: Eyes and Teeth
At his yearly check up last month, the vet suggested he be put to sleep to clean his teeth at a cost of $400.  I have tried the things for him to chew that is supposed to help with tartar but he will not chew any of them.  Is there anything else I ...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
My elderly dog has lost a lot of her back teeth and cannot chew her dry food. I do not want to feed her can food. She swallows the food whole now. Is there a better choice?
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Category: Miscellaneous
My 15 year old chihuahua has been diagnosed with chronic anxiety colitis. She has been using Kaopectate but it doesn't work well. Her stools are still very loose. She's had this almost a year and I'd like to help her have firmer stools and better abs...
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Category: Behavior
She's an indoor cat. We have had people staying over the xmas period and didn't know if this may of affected her. Also what would be the best way to get rid of the scent . thanks in advance.
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Category: Behavior
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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Category: Miscellaneous
Last night my friends dogs got in to a pill box that had soloxine .8 mg pills in it and I don't know which dog got in it. If They did eat all the pills what will happen. Will they be ok. What is this pile for. Please answer me soon i don't want them ...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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Category: Miscellaneous
She became very ill and I had to take her to the emergency vet. The veterinarian says she may die! Can a dog die from eating sugar free gum?
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Hi, I have a neutered 6yr old potty trained Chihuahua that started peeing in our guest bath in Sept. A trip to the vet revealed he had a mild urinary infection. Put him on meds and that seemed to stop the problem. It started again in November. Anothe...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
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Category: Neurological
We found a beautiful abandoned young cat (about 1-2 yrs) who was desperate for a human family just a few weeks ago. Besides being thin we noticed he has a funny gait. We noticed the night that he would 'startle' awake while sleeping. We did not think...
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Category: Behavior
a month ago my cat would put her paws in her water bowl after using the litter box, now she does in whenever she goes near the water bowl. it is as if she does not want any water in the bowl. but we have not seen her drinking the water. nothing has c...
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Category: Miscellaneous
How does one become a veterinarian at an animal sanctuary? Is there a certain path to follow? I'm a first year veterinary student and I'm interested in pursing a career in this area of veterinary medicine. Thanks!
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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 11 yr/ old beagle had been coughing and i didn't pay attention - I thought she had hair in her throat and thought she was clearing it. I took her to he Vet yesterday and the Dr. put her on Temarill twice a day 1.5 pills. I have noticed she is out ...
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Category: Miscellaneous
My 9 1/2 year old Jack Russell's albumin level has been dropping slightly for a few years but last month it dropped to 2.1 per blood test. I had a bile function done last December and it was good. The vet recommended an ultrasound a few weeks ago, wh...
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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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Category: Miscellaneous
Samson is the only one of my 8 dogs born here (Jan. 12, 2008) and the only survivor of 7 pups. His father was a purebred Malinois. His mother, a Shepherd mix, was only 8 months old. A local vet said Molly was too young to pass along essential immuniz...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
The vet has recommended a $350 dollar procedure for one of our two shep mixes.