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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I rescued a five year old cat that will not eat canned food at all. I’m concerned whether or not she is getting enough nutrients in her dry food. Should I be giving her some additional supplements?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
My year and a half old female calico cat came from a shelter and has settled into my home as my only pet. Problem is that she demands stimulation and attacks me to get it. I have play time at least three times per day, but she will follow me and atta...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
To Whom It May Concern: My dog (black lab) has been scratching furiously for the past 4 months. My Vet has informed me that this may be an alergy. I have been prescribed different medications for her and nothing seems to help. Do you have any suggest...
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updated 5 years ago
I just sent in a question...this one is about the same kitty. When he had his one year old check up at the vet she listened carefully to his heart and then said that he had a murmur. She even gave it a "class", and recommended an ultrasound. I did ha...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
We have an indoor cat, about 15 years old who started yowling or what sounds like very loud yelling when my husband leaves the room she is in, it is so loud she wakes us up at night, even with the door shut. My question is what can we do about it? Ho...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
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 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
Can I do anything to change this? Have 2 older female cats who were rescued at 9 weeks of age or so. When younger they got along now hiss and angrily fight until they separate. One is a brown tabby the other black like a Bombay.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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
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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updated 5 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I have 2 questions. Do you know of any problem with the manufacture etc. of isoflourane or other anesthesia? My dog is scheduled for minor surgery and I am concerned. Two animals were lost on the table at my vets in the last few months due to reactio...
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Dear Dr. Brown, I have two dogs...a 4 year old golden retriever/chow mix and a 1 1/2 year old golden retriever. They are both grass eaters. Is this something that I should be concerned about? They are fed morning and night with Nutro Max Large Breed ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Immune System
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 5 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
At times her eyes seem unfocused and cloudy. She sleeps alot now but is always happy when I''m with her and still eats very well. Is there anything I can do for her sight that is non-invasive? Should I take her to the vet or should I accept that she...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have been using clay litter to prevent the dust of ordinary litter from aggravating the problem. I heard DELTA Rescue uses a specific type of ground up newspaper litter. What is it called and where can I buy it?
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
My yorkie who's 9, started walking into hallways and doorways backwards and sometimes whines for someone to get him. Won't go down the steps but if you bring him to the door he will run outside, been Going on for a week, just diagnosed yeast infectio...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have noticed that my 2 year old lab is eating mud/cement. any particular reason?
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 6yr. old minature pincher. He is shedding alot and I am giving him a liquid Omega 3&6 fatty acids liquid solution that I put on his dog food once a day. This solution was supposed to help his shedding problem but I haven''t seen any diff...
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior
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 4 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have an 8 year old German shephard mix. My dog has recently developed a condition whereby mucous forms on the lower part of the eye. The condition has been present for at least a week despite my daily washing of the area with warm water and a washc...
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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updated 5 years ago
I've taken my 11 yr old Schnauzer mix to my vet regarding a deep lung sounding cough. After tests he saw a heart valve problem and a very thin trachea. "Shotz" is on 5.3 mg enalapril 2x daily, theophylline 100 mg 2x daily, and temeril-p 2mg 1x daily....
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updated 4 years ago
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: 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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updated 5 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Dr. Brown, I was reading the story on Ivy living with Kidney Disease for years and I was wondering what you did to keep him going. Minnew, my 14 year old, was diagnosed about 7 months ago. She gets fluids twice a week and we are keeping her thyroid h...
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior
My husband says he too aggressive and we need to get rid of him
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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My wonderful 8 year old dog became lethargic and was wheezing. To our shock, he was in congestive heart failure. He was diagnosed with cardio myopathy. The immediate crisis has passed for now but the key is to get his fractional contractions higher (...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 1 year ago
I've had multiple small dogs diagnosed with a heart murmur. Some have been given medication, some have not, but none seem to be actually affected by it. What is it, really, and is medication required always, sometimes, never?
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
I've tried clothes, gluten free diet. She is rarely alone. She chews and scratches herself badly at night.
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
ex: Separation Anxiety and also their digestive system? Any suggestion on what non-medicine (drugs) to give your pet to help calm them down with Separation Anxiety? Already have the Thundershirt.
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updated 4 years ago
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 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Will a cat have to have surgery if it cannot get rid of a hairball
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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 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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updated 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
My 6yr old Pommeraniun mix has gotten very afraid of everything, sounds, people. We recently moved across country & that's when this started. I bought her a Thundershirt, it didn't help her at all. I don't know what to do.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Vaccinations
How do/can you keep track of all your animals for needed flea control, rabies, distemper, etc medications? Do you microchip them? My little Merlon Cocker Spaniel (10 years old) had skin cancer and it spread so quickly we had to euthanize him (July 20...
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updated 5 years ago
My neutered male dog of older indeterminate age has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure which apparently grew out of an earlier heart murmur. He’s on Vetmedin, potassium and several diuretics. We’ve heard favorable things about Hawthorne...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have a Tabby cat, now 4 yrs. old, that I rescued off a busy street when she was 3-4 mos. old. She looked and acted healthy and my vet checked her the day I found her and said she was. I had her spayed within the first month I had her. She willingly...
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