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updated 3 years ago
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Hi, Recently my cat who is about one year old had her second liter of kittens. They are coming on three weeks old. Yesterday, my cat was looking sick and her meow was crackly. Someone let her outside yesterday morning, and she hasn’t come back which ...
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updated 6 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: 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 5 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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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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updated 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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
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 6 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 6 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My eight year old Blue Point Siamese has always thrown up a lot (he has very long hair) but recently he has had the most god awful stinky diarrhea (I mean it smells so bad it woke me up from a sound sleep). I am wondering if he perhaps has an inflamm...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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My 13 year old cat, Twinkles, has a nasal problem. He's been treated over the past 2 years with different antibiotics( antirobe, clavamox). 3 months ago, my vet had a cat dentist come in & do an x-ray of his mouth & nasal area. They found the...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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Will a cat have to have surgery if it cannot get rid of a hairball
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updated 5 years ago
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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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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My eight year old Blue Point Siamese has always thrown up a lot (he has very long hair) but recently he has had the most god awful stinky diarrhea (I mean it smells so bad it woke me up from a sound sleep). I am wondering if he perhaps has an inflamm...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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My 13 year old cat, Twinkles, has a nasal problem. He's been treated over the past 2 years with different antibiotics( antirobe, clavamox). 3 months ago, my vet had a cat dentist come in & do an x-ray of his mouth & nasal area. They found the...
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updated 2 years ago
Can i use CBD oils with her? We are packing to move soon and she is anxious. We will be going from a three floor town house where she is an indoor outdoor cat...to a four room apt (temporarily) and she will be a strictly indoor cat.
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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 6 years ago
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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updated 6 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 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 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 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 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 4 years ago
Category: Behavior
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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: Behavior
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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 3 years ago
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About a year ago our dog developed panic about noises. It started with panic about garbage grucks and has only gotten worse, to the point that he won’t go for his walks. Now we have to drive him to nearby dog parks and even then he is panicky about p...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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 6 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 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 years ago
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I just got a post card from my vet reminding us that our 4 yr old Lab is due his DHLPP & CVK. Are both of these shots necessary on a yearly basis?
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updated 5 years ago
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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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have noticed that my 2 year old lab is eating mud/cement. any particular reason?
1
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84
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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 5 years ago
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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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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My dogs hair has been thinning and he has a yellowish crust like skin, his hair has gotten brittle feeling, and he's starting to thin out on his back? I've had him tested for cushings disease cancer, thyroid issues? Everything came back normal.He is ...
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updated 6 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...
1
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83
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updated 6 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 3 years ago
Category: Behavior
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Our 18 month old lab attacked our maltese last night, severely wounding him. He is in ICU and may lose both eyes and has a punctured main artery. He almost bled to death. Our lab has bitten all of us, including two children not in our family. Zeus I ...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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 6 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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My dog has dry and itchy skin. My veterinarian has prescribed a special food by Hill's because he thinks it''s a food allergy. He also put him on a steroid for the itching. What do you think?
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