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updated 5 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
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 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
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...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Developed weepy eye in the last month. As a puppy he did have allergies and out grew them. Our vet gave him two eye drops to administer. What else can we do to eleviate his discomfort?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
We have discovered the disease pretty late, but we already changed the food and I'm giving him fluids subcutaneously. He almost doesn't eat anything, constipated, lost a lot of his weight, does not respond to appetite stimulant. Regular vets say "it'...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
I got my Yorky at seven weeks old, and he slept in his room in his bed just fine, now he is four months old, and the last month or so all he does is bark and whine, when I put him in his room to go to bed , he finally stops after I go to bed! how do...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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 3 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
we have a 14yo golden with mast cell CA hospicing at home. Tumor on L hip & arthritis lumbar. Needs pred occasionally but what do you use long term for pain relief? nsaids? asa? tramadol?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My dog was diagnosed with a huge list of allergies, ive tried a couple things to try to keep it under control. Every year it seems to get Worst and worst. I need help BAD!
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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 7 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
My cat had 5 upper teeth pulled in April 2019. Bumps in upper gum only area. Bio was done came back Neg for anything. Gums were fine for awhile but are now inflamed and has trouble eating. She is on 0.1ml Gabapentin oral and Mirtazapine 15mg (1/3 pil...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Hi, my female cat is 16 years old now. she frequently gets a couple of small bald patches on her back, she wears a flea collar and never see fleas. We went away for 2 wks, when came back she is bald all under her belly and down her back legs. she is ...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Dog she blows out dry air then sometimes sounds wet from nose much of the night at sleep time. IT'S SO BAD. Vets don't take it serious and really don't see anything or don't look much. One doctor said to complicated in the dog nose to see. It really ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
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 4 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 4 years ago
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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updated 5 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I am currently working with three puppies with sarcoptic mange. They are getting weekly shots of Ivermectin and dipping with lyme sulphur. I have heard conflicting opinions about Revolution. What do you think of Revolution and is there any other trea...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 10 year old lab pees when he's excited, is that good or bad?
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Behavior
Hello, I am in need of help! I have had my dogs for almost 8 years. But recently two of my dogs started to fight and they fight really bad to a point I feel like they're going to hurt each really bad. Last time I have to get one of them stiches. I re...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
hello my beagle mollie has been sick with loose stools vomiting and lithargicness and shakiness. she won't get up. She is almost 10 months old. i have had her over a month and about 85% of that time she has been sick. we tested her for parvo and she ...
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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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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
I have a friend that recently moved into a brand new home. Her cat has started to use her white banister as a scratching post. She has put out a few scratching posts, but he is not interested in them. She also cuts his nails. She is considering decla...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Trying CO Q-10, cannabis, and vitaminn C to save his eye
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 5 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
The vet said they seemed blocked. They sedated her and flushed her ducts. They found they were slow but were not completely blocked, and advised me it was the shape of her face. They seem reluctant to do surgery as they say it is only cosmetic. What ...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Immune System
WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU USE FOR YOUR FIP CATS? WE KNOW THIS IS ALMOST ALWAYS FATAL BUT WE ARE WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING FOR OUR BABY FOR MORE TIME...BUT NOT TO SUFFER. THE VET. IS TRYING TO BRING HIS BILIRUBIN DOWN. ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE WOULD BE APP...
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
What types of skin conditions can be helped by the cold laser? I have two cats with different chronic skin issues. One gets sores on her face and paws. The other has itch issues and chews her fur off. She is on Apoquel which helps,but not 100%.
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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 4 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
She was lethargic, salivated, acted totally opposite of herself & when picked up she would scream. Previously it was noted her pancrease has to be watched. Recently, new x-rays & blood work showed her liver was "off-key"; can't quote outcome....
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Our 12 year old cat, Donci, salivates a sticky substance and won't eat- he was diagnosed with FIV two years ago with "incurable" sores in his mouth but has been kept active and agile with 1 mg of medrol every second day. What can we do for him? Thank...
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
He had a tumor removed from his colon along with 4 inches of his colon,3 months ago. Biopsy came back clean and free from cancer. month later he had a tumor removed from the surface of his stomach. 2 weeks ago he became constipated. X ray revealed an...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Advanced Tcc cancer - any alternative therapy that would be useful. Thank you
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updated 3 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
We have him on Baxtril as he seems to have another urine infection, so an ultrasound makes sense. Thank you so much for the new ideas. We'll pass them along to our vet and get that ultrasound scheduled right away. Hopefully that will help Baxter feel...
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updated 5 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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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updated 2 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My 8 month old puppy who is an American Bulldog was diagnosed with double hip dysplasia and instead of surgery I am considering stem cell therapy. I have been researching this topic but not very clear on some of it. Is STEM therapy a good option?
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 4 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
Several years ago Leo wrote in one of his newsletters that cats who have had annual shots for several years (I forget the exact wording here) do not need to continue with them. In fact, a visit to the vet can do more harm than good since it is possib...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I took in a stray 5 years ago. I think she's 8-10 years old. She developed canine mammary tumors & I started her on Hemp Oil 3 weeks ago, as I can't afford surgery to remove tumor. She has lost her vision so I've cut back on giving her the Hemp. ...
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updated 5 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Powder is 18, has cataracts, both eyes but get around very well. Every 7-10 days, she will not want to eat and then has a liquid bloody stool. She won’t eat for another day or so, but then next day eats and is fine with normal stool until this repe...
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updated 4 years ago
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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updated 5 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have tried to research this, but it just scares me. What do you have to say about this spot?
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updated 4 years ago
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 10 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
They say she was about 4. We love the kitty, but she is so frightened. She is just now venturing out to visit us, but runs when we move and hides. Will never come out when others are here. Would another cat (male/female) help or hinder her. We don't ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have a 7year old male cat who was blocked and had surgery on his bladder and remove cysts than six weeks later had to be unblocked agian I had his pee tested this week and they fond some cysts. I have him on royal caninn S/O and I also had him on s...
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