D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Latest News

Heartworm meds for Lab service dog

March 17, 2013

My 8 1/2 yr. old Lab Service Dog has always used Interceptor.It’s unavailable from mfg. for 4 mos.I want a med closest to it, made in U.S.A. in pill form.1 med said’must be chewed,not swallowed.He wolfs/gulps food/rewards’ -not chewing.Help me choose the best/safest heartworm med for him in the interim.I’m wheelchair -bound/blind/shakey from MS.Please help…

Question about coughing

March 15, 2013

I have a Yorkie that neighbors found in street and gave to me. She was coughing and it got worse, took her to vet, xray showed collapsing trachea. She gave me prescription for two different syrups, hasn’t helped, saw Pawhealers online, ordered some herbs for phlem, doesn’t work, ordered herbs for slight heart murmur, doesn’t…

Question about heart worm prevention

March 14, 2013

I have heard of using black walnut tincture for heartworms. Is this a viable option? What do you use for heartworm treatment?

Dog leaks urine sometimes

February 23, 2013

My dog leaks urine sometimes what could be causing this?

Heartwarm testing

February 18, 2013

I give my dogs heartworm medication every month on the same day each month. My vet is always making me get a heartworm test done every year. Is is really necessary if I never miss a dose?

$5 provides a box of Valentine’s cookies for a dog or a box of heart shaped treats for a cat

February 3, 2013

This is a very special Valentine’s Day card for Mobie, by the latest calculator of dog years she is 84-human-years-old. Please download the Valentine card to Mobie and Valentine Cookie Order Form. But before you fill it out and tell us how many boxes of Valentine’s cookies we can order in your name . .…

Question about… my 2 yr old border collie mix

January 29, 2013

I adopted her from a rescue center as a 3-4 month old puppy. Last summer she developed an intermittent cough and would pant heavily after only 5-10 minutes of exercise. Her tongue would also turn a dusky color. Our vet tried several medications, including antibiotics and steriods. The vet also took 2 chest x-rays. The…

An indoor cat

January 20, 2013

I hear conflicting info about whether an indoor cat with no contact with other animals needs the annual shots….they are rather expensive so I wanted to know if she needs these shots…thank you.

Question about indoor cat vaccination

December 20, 2012

We adopted a brother and sister from the same litter of cats. They were 8 weeks old at the time and had their first initial shots. We finished up the first round of shots and then we had them receive shots at 1 year of age. They are now about 3 1/2 and we have…

e-Vet ALERT: Are you over-vaccinating your pet?

November 27, 2012

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown The old advice of vaccinating your cat or dog with all vaccines available on a yearly basis has come under close scrutiny. Research has indicated there may be some health problems linked to over vaccination. Liver disorders and the development of vaccine associated sarcomas are prime examples. The duration…


November 20, 2012

I’m thinking about getting a parakeet and I want to know if there are any vaccinations or shot it needs to get.

Dog’s penis not retracting

September 16, 2012

I adopted an approx. 5 year old male long-haired chihuahua. He is about 4 lbs. He had not been neutered until the rescue group received him at the end of July. His penis protrudes rather considerably from the foreskin. I have had him groomed & checked for fur/hair blocking the foreskin. There is no sign…

Adding flavoring to water

August 19, 2012

My Papillon recently had surgery for bladder stones, calcium oxalater. The vet want him to drink more water but he doesn’t want to drink that much. I was thinking about adding this all natural flavoring to his water.Please let me know what you think about it. He’ll only need about 3 drops or so.

Question about my 16 year old cat’s urinary problem

June 3, 2012

Lately, my cat has good days and bad days. On the bad days she walks back and forth for hours on end, seeking for a place to urinate. When she finds the place, she sits at it for a few moments before getting up having left a few drops of urine behind. What is causing…

Question about my cats breathing

May 20, 2012

When my 5 year-old cat is in a deep sleep, she wheezes loudly. She doesn’t do this when she’s awake. Should I be concerned? Her 3 year-old daughter becomes mean and bites when she chews celery, cabbage or catnip. Why? Is it the same as the “happy drunk” and the “mean drunk”?

Shots for older pets

May 19, 2012

I have some lady telling me that I don’t need to get my 4 1/2 year old yorkie shots anymore because you folks are stating that shots are killing older pets. True?

D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Vet Advises on Keeping Dogs and Cats Safe in Rattlesnake Season

May 18, 2012

Rattlesnake season is here, and the veterinarian of D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, the world’s largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary, is offering critical advice on rattlesnake bite prevention — and what to do in the event a pet tangles with a rattlesnake. “As the temperature warms and days get longer, accidental encounters with rattlesnakes increase in the Southwest,” explained…

A loud dog murmer in a 7 year old miniature schnauzer who will turn 8

April 20, 2012

The vets put her on lassixe (furosemide 20mg 1half tablet twice a day enalapril 2.5 mg tablets also every 12 hrs. And amoxicilin 125mg 2 x a day for a week her diet up till now was science diet can food 1 and a half cans in 2 feedings morning and night. Where can i…

Urinary tract infection

February 5, 2012

Dr. Brown, my kitty was treated last month for u.t.i. and is now solely on the c/d dried and canned food but beforehand always got greenies and other cat treats and still begs for them now but my vet had told me not to give him any treats and didn’t know of any that would…

Post UTI maintenance

December 10, 2011

I have a cat that just had a urinary infection with crystals present, but luckily I was able to ward off a blockage by giving him a lot of water and getting him to a vet. My question is about food. He doesn’t like wet food much, and believe me, I’ve tried. I give him…

Bad potty habits forming

July 16, 2011

I have a 4 year old male nurtured cat. Until about 4 months ago he went in his litter box. The litter box is a hooded one. He now urinates on throw rugs and he has bowel movements in the middle of kitchen floor.I keep the litter clean and smelling fresh. He uses this box…

Question about crate training my pit bull

July 10, 2011

We just adopted a 8 week old pit bull Catahoula mix puppy and we have her for 2 weeks now she pees in the house about every 30 to 45 minutes even after going outside to pee. we have 2 other dogs in the house and they play a lot together. we are crate training…

Question about diet for a dog with kidney disease

July 10, 2011

What about a diet of bread and hot dogs for a dog with renal failure? I am taking care of a 13 year old lab recently diagnosed and was told not to give her anything else. I am very worried as to how to handle this with the owner.

Question about diabetic dogs

July 8, 2011

I have an 8 yr old male poodle mix who’s recently been diagnosed as being diabetic.I have 2 questions. 1.I cook for him boiled turkey w/brown rice & sometimes w/green beans. What else may I fix for a variety and sufficient nutrients? 2.I give him his insulin shots based on what the vet says his…

Cats urinating out of box

July 7, 2011

2 out of 8 cats go everywhere, including on me, except boxs. I tried every deterrent; they don’t have UTI. I am beside myself, as mu house now smells awful. If you can, please help me and my loves.

Question about a Siamese cat age 8

July 7, 2011

He has been throwing up solid hard food and now only licks the juice out of cans of food i give him three or four cans a day. I’ve been to the vet and they say he’s fine i don’t think so what do you think?

Question about submissive urinating

July 4, 2011

I have a 3 year old female Yorkie and she has always had a problem urinating when company comes and talks to or pets her. It seems to have gotten much worse lately to the point where when company comes around we have to put her in her pet taxi. Is there anything that can…

My dog refuses to eat dog food both wet and dry

June 10, 2011

I adopted a six year old mini poodle a few months ago; her previous owner had never feed her any kind of dog food. I have offered her a cornucopia of different dry and wet food brands as well as flavors, yet she rejects them all! I have put dog food in the microwave to…

Question about rawhides for dogs

May 23, 2011

Is it safe to give dogs rawhide rolls?

Question about dog food

May 22, 2011

My dog is allergic to corn, wheat, soy, what is a good dog food, that is not expensive for him, he is a American bulldog, does Purina have a brand??? I looked up a few, but they’re very expensive, help????

Question about my mini golden doodle who is 3 1/2 years old and 20 pounds

May 21, 2011

She has allergies and is scratching and then bites herself. The Vet gave her Simplicef antibiotic and it gave her loose stool and now diarrhea. She was eating Natural Balance chicken and Sweet potato and I add chicken breast that I buy at the market. My aunt who recommended you very highly suggested Caster &…

Question about canned dog food

May 20, 2011

My puppy was almost 2 before she was toilet trained and she can go 1/2 day and up to 6hrs before she pees. I switched to canned food and now she goes all the time. Is canned food good as a complete meal. I using Evangers and I never saw her eat so fast. My…

Special Dog Shows D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Workers the Meaning of Perseverance

May 17, 2011

She rarely stops moving. Full of energy, she adores everyone around her and is always up for an adventure. The only clue that her life has not always been so easy is her missing leg. Her name is Anna, and she has quickly become an inspiration to her caretakers at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, the world’s largest…

Question about my cats feeding

March 11, 2011

Is feeding my cats dog food wrong?? When I feed my dog, my cats steal his food, is it healthy for cats as it is for dogs? I heard it has too much protein, for cats, is that true???

5 year old cat urinating on the carpet

March 10, 2011

Our 5 year old cat started urinating on the rug after our older cat (who passed away) urinated once on the rug. Our 5 year old cat (named Gitsie) has been urinating on the rugs ever since. We actually got new rugs in the area and sealed the wood underneath before the new rugs came.…

Question about IBS / Soft Stools

March 10, 2011

We have a young GWSP who seems to have frequent soft stools. She also eats more than our much larger Rottweiler, but does not gain excess weight. Is this a food issue or is there some type of enzyme that she needs?

Dog Food

March 9, 2011

My dog is almost ten yrs. old, I am having a little cash problem i was wondering how good Pedigree adult senior is. I hate to switch but income dictates it.

Peeing 1X per day / UTI

March 5, 2011

Good Morning Dr. Gaylord, I am a very big fan of your show here in Canada and hope that you can help us. My Mom has a 5 yr. spayed female Havanese who is pee pad trained, as she lives in a Condo. When she was 2 yrs. old she had a bladder full of…

Safe nutrition for dogs

March 5, 2011

Are dairy products, any fruits and all vegetables ok to feed my dogs?

Eating Raw Bones

February 4, 2011

7 year old collie/malamute mix got ahold of some deer bones. For like a day later you could tell she felt bad. What can I give her for tummy ache.

My cat won’t drink water

January 27, 2011

My cat is a rescue. She is healthy but won’t drink water. How can I get her to drink water?

I have a question about dog food

January 27, 2011

Are the holistic dog foods worth the money?

The D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Estate Planning Package: