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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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updated 6 years ago
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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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They form stained marks that look like dark rivers going done his face. he is nine.
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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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updated 6 years ago
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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I have a male and female dog, when she was in season I kept them seperated -- but on one occassion my 4 yr old left the gate open and they were roaming the house together for approximately an hour before we noticed . Prior to this although she was de...
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My ten year old 4lb.white toy poodle's hair has been getting thinner & thinner. Her back legs are almost bare of hair. Had extensive blood tests done 2 years ago and no problem found ie. thyroid, Cushings,etc. Have you any other thoughts on this?
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My 12 year old Welsh Corgi frequently gets "hot spots" on his abdomen and groin. He bites off the hair and licks it red and raw. I've tried treating it with corn starch or hyrodgen peroxide without success. The vet prescribes antibiotics and cortison...
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I try to provide a home for feline leukemia positive cats and currently have 4 males. I would like to enhance their immune function. Two are weak and being hand fed. Both had fevers of 104 brought down by antibiotics. One of them has anemia. They are...
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I have a six year old rescue beagle just diagnosed with an elongated soft pallet. What are the risks associated for surgery and how successful is it. Her only problem is she's an extremely loud snorer. Appetite is very good.
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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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I have 2 Dachshund that are 5 months and brothers. One seems to have a very bad case of separation anxiety. What can I do to help him get over this. He is the one that will eliminate in the house after going weeks of being totally potty trained and u...
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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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My 3 year old neutered male Jack Russell has just urinated in the garden and I noticed there appeared to be a little blood in it. He is behaving normally and doesn't appear to be ill what do you recommend?
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He eats regularly and has enough food down to eat as much as he wants. When he is outside during the day he runs around constantly and no matter how much he drinks he cant stop panting. I wonder if he is losing the weight because he is exercising to ...
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My dog has been urinating every 2 minutes or so and most of the time it is just dribbling,does this mean he has a urine infection?
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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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10 yr. old cat...diabetic for about 3 1/2 yrs. when found as kitten..diagnosed with chronic nasal infection (1 nostril) was on Humilin U, but switched to PZI recently eats only Purina DM dry food indoor cat always past summer we had slight flea probl...
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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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The vet has given her two shots now of a steroid.. they only last a month and I can't afford the high fee or to have her tested. I was wondering if I could give her an antihisimine for her allergy. She has got scabs on her head/neck from scratching.....
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The babies were 12 weeks old when I found a new home for the mother. They have all seen a vet and he says they are very healthy. The mother has been away from the babies for 6 days but her nipples are still swollen and she seems full of milk. Should ...
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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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Has lymph node and spots on lungs getting worse. On antibiotics for 2 months. Now on diflucan for valley fever, even though 2 tests have been negative. He eats well, but is tired and lethargic and wheezes. No fever now. The suggested a lung wash. Is ...
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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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We have a nearly 3-year-old, large mixed breed dog-- we were told Lab, German Shepherd and Shar Pei -- who's generally very healthy, but once in awhile will limp, after his much loved walks or sometimes in the morning. He seems too young for this. Wh...
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