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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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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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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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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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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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He has already had a series of blood tests and my vet cannot find anything wrong.
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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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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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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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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 ca...
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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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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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And what should it consist of i.e. chicken beef, pork etc...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The vet has recommended a $350 dollar procedure for one of our two shep mixes.
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Can i give my cat amoxicillin for a urinary tract infection and how much should i use?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why do some cats take their naps against walls and in corners? I have an older cat that does that.
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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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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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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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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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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…Should I gi...
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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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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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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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