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updated 6 years ago
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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 2 years ago
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He takes 2.5mg SID. Is it safe to vaccinate him
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updated 4 years ago
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My 6yr old Pommeraniun mix has gotten very afraid of everything, sounds, people. We recently moved across country & that's when this started. I bought her a Thundershirt, it didn't help her at all. I don't know what to do.
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updated 4 years ago
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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 6 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 1 year ago
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17-month-old pit bull's left ear consistently irritated, inflamed, reddish-brown "dirt". No fleas or ticks. She's the only one of 7 dogs who has the problem and only in one ear. I clean it regularly and have used Mometavet as prescribed in the past. ...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
One of my 3 cats is urinating in inappropriate places. The vet diagnosed cystitis (after he found blood in his urine)and the cat is on a regimen of amoxilin and methagel for 3 weeks. My boyfriend has insisted that the cats be shut in one room of our ...
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updated 3 years ago
My 16 yr old chi rat terrier mix has a heart murmur n is taking Furosemide 12.5 meds 3x day for excess water n Pimobenden 5mg .25 every 12 hrs. Still has a cough. Should I ask for a different heart med or water pill? Jake is doing fine otherwise. Tha...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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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updated 5 years ago
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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 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My four year old cat has developed a food allergy. He has been to the vet who practices homeopathic medicine. She told me to stop giving him chicken and dosed him with rus tox 1M. He improved within 24 hours. I fear he is also now allergic to fish (c...
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updated 2 years ago
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She has a collesped tracea and poops like 5 times a day with some blood in it. She sleeps all day but does eat good at night. She has two tumors and I know one of them is benign. Is it time to put her down?
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updated 1 year ago
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My 12-lb. 10-yr-old chihuaua (Marlet) coughs. She's done it for years, but seems to be increasing. She seems otherwise healthy and active, has a good appetite and appropriate waste elimination. Her teeth aren't in great shape. She often coughs upon w...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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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73
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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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 2 years ago
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My dog has prostrate cancer TCC He is ailing . Both hind legs are swollen. Walking is becoming more difficult. Uses 3 legs. He has constant diarrhea and appetite loss. Ordered hemp oil from Charlotte’s Webb called Paws. Is it safe to give to him?
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updated 6 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 3 years ago
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Our neighbor abandoned their cat when they moved. We took it to the vet to be neutered and found out he is FIV+. We already have 2 cats and 2 dogs and are moving to a place that only allows 2 pets
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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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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updated 5 years ago
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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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updated 2 years ago
Category: Immune System
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Possible kitty herpes. My Maine Coon has ongoing sinus infection with snoring, nasal discharge, lethargy.
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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 4 years ago
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Is this just an allergy problem or is this something serious? Thanks Pet Vet
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updated 6 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 3 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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I am not sure of her age but she is still small. Her pelvis looks malformed. She seems unable to use one back leg at all and the other leg is at least strong enough for her to stand on when standing still. She appears healthy (and happy) otherwise. I...
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updated 6 years ago
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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 2 years ago
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My dog was anemic for months and it was determined that she wasn’t producing red blood cells. IBD was apparently the cause and she was prescribed Prednisone and Cyclosporine.
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updated 6 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 repeat...
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updated 6 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 repeat...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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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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updated 6 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 repeat...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
One of my 3 cats is urinating in inappropriate places. The vet diagnosed cystitis (after he found blood in his urine)and the cat is on a regimen of amoxilin and methagel for 3 weeks. My boyfriend has insisted that the cats be shut in one room of our ...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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 6 years ago
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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 5 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 6 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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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 5 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 3 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Rowdy is approximately 14 years old; has been with me 13. About 2 years ago, he began losing weight. He's short-haired, probably Labrador mix. He was weighing 60-65 lbs. but is probably closer to 55 now. He's been wormed annually in June. He gets imm...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
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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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updated 5 years ago
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Will a natural product flea and tick collar work as well as something like Frontline? I want to avoid chemicals. Are collars effective for the dogs entire body?
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have a female terrier/cocker mix. I also have 2 indoor cats with 2 litter boxes. Everybody gets along. I have a dickens of a time keeping the dog from eating the cat poop. I try to keep the litter boxes cleaned out twice a day. The dog gets plenty ...
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updated 6 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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 5 years ago
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My 1 yr old female cat went missing for a couple of days when she returned she appears to be deaf & wild. she was mostly an indoor cat & very loving, now she acts as if she doesn't even recognize us. I put food out for her & she'll sneak ...
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updated 5 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 6 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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Is there any relationship between hyperthyroidism and rectal bleeding in a cat? My 12-year-old male cat seems relatively healthy on the whole. I give him a 5 mg. methimazole tablet daily. He urinates and has bowel movements on a regular basis. Howeve...



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