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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Can i give my cat amoxicillin for a urinary tract infection and how much should i use?
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Category: Skin & Coat
Hi. Thank you in advance. I have a 56 pound Australian Shepherd mix, who rarely needs to go on Prednisone for itching. I have 20 mg. pills, and lost the instructions. Can you tell me how many milligrams I give to her and how many to bring her off? I ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
My chihuhua, who is otherwise happy, healthy and active, has developed a distinct lightening and spotting on her normally dark brown coat. Why?
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Dog is 8 yrs old and has been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. He is a beagle. What treatment is recommended? Thank you.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Immune System
My 13 1/2 year old cat just had his spleen removed with a benign growth on it. He has a smashed pelvis from being hit by car 13 years ago before i found him and his one kidney is in his belly. In april his regular vet dismissed the lump in his belly ...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
he's been on antibiotics and IV fluids for 2 weeks he seam to get better then he turns for the worst. His stomach gets bloated and sore and since all this has started happening our vet has taken him off his arthritis meds and he is having a very har...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Why do some cats take their naps against walls and in corners? I have an older cat that does that.
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
She seems to be over initial shock and panic, but some time after she seems to have had a stroke or something that resulted in her head being permanently tilted to the right. She had cataracts so we know this is probably the source of complete blindn...
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we just got two border collie lab mix puppys from a shelter 3 days ago. they are 12 weeks old and had there first shots. the day we brought them home our female had a really runny nose and a dry cough, it has died down since then. 2 days later our ma...
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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 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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 wan...
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Category: Limbs & Bones
My dog is limping and the only thing I can guess is that he jumped up into the SUV, and then jumped out. Ever since then he’s been limping and that was 2 days ago, so I’m not sure if I should keep walking him, wrap his leg or let him rest…Shoul...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have an 11 year old male, neutered kitty (one of 10 rescues I have) that started sneezing 2-3 days ago and his right eye periodically looks weepy. He is, as they all are, an indoor kitty. He is eating, not a lot, but I am worried. Since I am retire...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
I have a 1 year old Cat that just had 5 Kittens, I want to get her Spayed, How much would i be looking at to spay her and one of her kittens? She has not been vaccinated, So I am guessing that will be necessary as well.
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I know that cats like to eat grass and other greens - my cat has a particular fondness for Arugula (or Rocket). I just want to make sure that there's not anything harmful in its chemical makeup that might be harmful to cats.\r\nThank you!
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
I have frontline plus I was wrong on the weight of 1 of my dogs can I use the same weight on him even if he is under the weight limit for the package till I can get more in a month or 2?
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have a male cat, Beefy, approximately 10 years old (exact age is unknown, he's a rescued stray I've had over the last 4 years or so). Over the last 8 months he has lost a significant amount of weight, going from a robust 13 lbs to half of that. He ...
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Category: Miscellaneous
WE found two abandoned kittens, not more than a day or two old. They are now a week old, but eyes are still closed. I am raising them now and bottle feeding them and doing everything as described. I want to know if a round belly (like bloated balloon...
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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
my 4yr. old terrier thinks the whole world, including my house & car is his urinal. What kind of training do i need to be doing to put a stop to his leaving his mark on my furniture & in the car?
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Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 15 year old Shepherd/Sheltie mix. She is in good health except for arthritis in her back, for which she get carprofen daily. About six months ago she developed a strong odor and started licking her back. At that time she also developed what ...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
My min. poodle, Brigitte is 15 years old and has two cataracts. I've had a recent physical on her. Her liver enzymes are high but otherwise she is ok. Is it safe to have the cataracts taken off?
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have donated for years and and very glad to see your website and the size. Here is my question: I got a 11 yr old corgy from the animal shelter. His owner had died and relatives did not want him. My problem is his nails are very long. I take him to...
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Category: Limbs & Bones
My vet thinks my dog has a torn ACL and may have also damaged her menuscus. I am seeing the surgeon soon. What are your feelings on doing the surgery? I had another dog years ago that had this surgery. The rehabilitation was very tough on both of us....
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Is it possible to house break a 6 year old Female Welsh Terrier? I have had no luck. I have crated her and she dirtied the crate and Bed enclosed. Could there be a medical problem? I have another 14 year old female who is house broken. Could this be ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
Can you use Animax Cream on a dog that is 15 years old? she has a rash on her stomach. what miligram can be used? thank you!
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
My vet found that my 3-year old dog has irritable bowel syndrome. Can I feed her a commercial brand kibbles other than Hill Co W/D food which I must buy from a veterinary clinic.
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Hi, I have a mix breed female dog I rescued about a year ago. She seems to be maltese, jack russell, poodle mix. From the start I knew she had some allergy issues with her ears and was given meds for that. But after having her with us awhile I realiz...
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Category: Miscellaneous
Hello, we have a new kitten and he has very bad gas and very stinky bowel movements at least 3 a day. Is this normal? Are we overfeeding him? Should we switch kitten food? Also is it safe to bath our kitten?
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
My cat recently has trouble going pee. he just sits there and after awhile it comes out. I felt around his stomach and he doesn't meow like anything is hurting him. He's never had this problem before.
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I have a sweetheart of a Lab that is about 9 years old. Several weeks ago, she began to pant, and seem to have trouble breathing. She continually puts her nose up in the air and inhales sharply (wheezes) like she has something in her throat. It seems...
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I have a 6 year old Yorkie with problems with snoring , sneezing and at times gasping for breath. the vet says it is a soft pallet problem and is reluctant to investigate as she is small. I still feel very anxious about this as the problem seems to b...
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Category: Miscellaneous
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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My uncle has a kitten that is about 3-5 months old. She has water on her lungs and we think, an under developed heart. Her vet did not do much for her or give him any real information about this. I was hoping you would have some info. and suggestions...
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My 3 month old dog has a upper Pneumonia ... he is on antibiotic right now.. what else i can do to help him?
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have some feral cats that roam around in my yard and the area surrounding it (some of it is wooded). My question is now that the weather is getting colder will these animals die. I live in New Jersey. I first started seeing them in the spring so th...
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My four year old nuetered male Siamese has a scarred left ventricle and enlarged left atrium. The cardiologist put him on Lasix and Elanapril. She told me that he may live another year or two. Is this combination fairly typical in these cases? Thanks
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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 8 year old spayed female Toy Pomeranian has problems wetting her bed (and couch, floor, our bed etc) when she sleeps. I assume it cannot be a urinary tract infection in that she has had this problem for 2 years. It is impossible to keep a diaper o...
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Category: Miscellaneous
My friend whose husband had a cat before they got married is having a problem now because they just had a baby. For some reason the cat is going to the bathroom everywhere and not using the litter box. She has let the cat out and only lets it in the ...
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
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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Category: Tumors & Cancer
He is on deramaxx. he is beginning to show signs of weakness in his other hind leg and has a hard time getting up and walking. do you think glucosamine in addition to the deramaxx would help?
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
They form stained marks that look like dark rivers going done his face. he is nine.
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Category: Vaccinations
I have a 2 year male american pitbull terrier, he was put on temaril due to kennel cough. I have experienced aggression problems every since the second day of medication. Is this normal? can the steroid in the medication be causing this?
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Our vet has conducted tests to check for diabetes, thyroid malfunction, etc. and the tests' numbers are not extremely out of normal range. Short of asking our vet to run the tests again, is there anything else that we should be looking for? Thank you...
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Category: Miscellaneous
She is beginning to play and I can now touch her - but she is skiddish - can't go close enough to bathe her (she really needs it) or take her to the vet for shots and to get a license. Any advice - should I give her any sedatives - she is making prog...
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Category: Miscellaneous
i have a 4 yr old gs bitch who is is fairly hyperactive especially when it comes to her walk times . she drags me most of the time and constantly pulls the rest of the time . i have tried all kind s of leads and collars, and nothing seems to help,yet...
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
Leo, I have a 14 year old Chihuahua that has been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. I am familiar with this disease because I lost my a little girl in 2001. She was 14 years old. I don't know what to do with my little Candy, I can't believe I have to ...