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Cat broth for overweight cat

January 23, 2011

My cat wants to eat more than the recommended amount of cat food specified on the bag (Purina Pro Plan Weight Maintenance Formula). Is there a broth or something that I can make to give him (between feedings) that won’t make him fatter. He used to be 17 lbs., but I’ve gotten him down to…

Help! My cat loves plastic bags

January 23, 2011

I have 2 cats. Only one cat loves to lick, and tries to eat almost anything made of plastic, especially plastic bags, shower curtains, food wrappers, etc. Is there a chemical on the plastic that makes it so tempting? Is this a dietary problem? What can i do to stop this behavior besides entirely eliminating…

Yellow foamy bile through up

January 22, 2011

My dog will through up a yellow foamy bile in the mornings. Getting food in his stomach usually prevents the problem but he usually does not have an appetite in the AM. Have tried all the best dog foods etc. but he still struggles to eat. A friend suggested to have cat grass available for…

Question about Shih tzu Heart Rate

January 20, 2011

I have a 10 year old Shih tzu whose heart rate is running about 60. What is the normal rate? She is 11 lbs. Blood tests don’t show anything. Right now she’s fighting corneal ulcer and being treated by a specialist who says this should not affect heart rate. As of June her heart was…

Chihuahua who recently had colitis

January 20, 2011

I have two Chihuahuas about 1 1/2 years old who recently had colitis for no apparent reason. A chicken & rice diet helped. Is it healthy to leave them on such a diet indefinitely? They seem to love it.


January 19, 2011

Our 12 year old miniature schnauzer has had 3 nasal scopes and a cti and has taken multiple antibiotics and anti-iflamitories for 6 months. There is no evidence of tumors or foreign objects detected. The diagnosis is a combination of 2 bacterial infections. Are there any other treatments or medications suggested including dietary supplements or…

Dogs eating Poop and Grass

January 19, 2011

My oldest Dane (pretzel)is 10 in April He eats poop. Is he missing something in his food? We have 3 Danes and they all have their noses to the ground and they graze on grass. We do have moles from time to time. Are the Danes missing something in their food. We do kibbles and…

Question about coughing and gagging

October 27, 2010

I rescued a 12 year old female part poodle part bichon. Organization gave me blood test all in normal range and said they had trachea xrayd’ and just called it kennel cough. She coughs during the night and day, laying down or walking around, and she doesn’t throw up anything but a small amount of…

Heavy breathing of dog during relaxation

October 16, 2010

Dr Brown, my 12 year old Shep/Rotti mix has been panting and breathing heavy when laying on the couch with me or when we are in bed. He wakes up at night and gets very restless and starts open mouth breathing like he just got done running a race. The whole bed shakes-he is 100lbs.…

Coughing and gagging in 10 week old puppy

October 11, 2010

My 10 week old Cavachon puppy freq coughs/gags (I don’t know which). I have had him to the vet for his puppy check up and he told me he was fine.He doesn’t do this at any specific time. he is eating well, gaining weight, running around and doing regular puppy stuff. Should I be concerned?…

Walking my dog in the heat

August 18, 2010

I have a 9 year old chocolate lab named Molly. She loves going for walks, but sometimes it is 28-30 degrees Celsius outside, and when you add in the humidex, it feels like 37+ celsius. She makes it fine during the walk, but it sometimes takes her 2-3 hours to totally cool down. She just…

Dalmatian coughing like she has croup

May 24, 2010

I have a 7-8 year old Dalmatian that I rescued from a shelter. She was adopted by another couple prior to my adopting her and was returned to the shelter because she kept vomiting. Now, over a year later after adopting her, and about $1000.00 in vet bills, I am no closer to finding out…

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