Dr Brown, first I want to say I was so impressed to read about the mission of DELTA Rescue. It warms my heart.
I have a male 5 year old beagle that lost a rear leg. He refuses to stop running the wild life and this wears him out often times barely making it home dragging himself on his one good rear leg. He is in so much pain is there anything I can do for him. My vet gave some Glucosamine Chews and they help a bit. He was getting a little over weight after neutering so I put him on a diet which helped a bit also. Do I need to kennel him and not let him out every again? This makes me sad to think of but I hate seeing him in pain.
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Hi Dr. Brown…..My Yorkie Nicky Will be 14 in Jan. He was diagnosed with Addison Disease at 1/12 yrs….he was recently diagnosed w/ chronic leukemia…Vet has him on 2.5 mg prednisone every other day….what is the typical prognosis for this form of leukemia ? Thank You Joe Herman
I red your article on vaccinating so did I understand it right do you recommend only giving the shots every 3 years. I adopted a rescue 3 months ago and she 8 months to a year. They said they gave her shots. Should I give her shots again this year and then every 3 years after that. I don’t want to make her take more than she needs.
I have one can that has stomotis (sp?) and only has 4 teeth left. She likes to eat dry food the most and it VERY picky about wet food – sometimes she’ll eat it most times she won’t. The problem is she only urinates once (1 time) a day and only moves the bowels 1 time a WEEK. When she does move the bowels it isn’t a lot. She does not appear uncomfortable or up upset. She eats dry when it is offered. I’ve tried metimucil, some green prescription medicine, castor oil pumpkin, baby food with pumpkin, added to food, etc. First when you add something to the food she really won’t eat it. Then, when it is forced, it doesn’t seem to have an effect. I asked my vet about mega colon and he didn’t seem to think she had that. Any ideas?
Hi Dr. Brown, was just watching the video on this post and was reminded of how remarkable you are. Thank you for being a selfless and kind soul dedicated to the well being of our animal friends. You rock! I miss DELTA and the animals. What a sweet experience it was working there. Blessings to you, the staff and the animals!
Dear Dr. Brown:
I am so impressed with all the wonderful things y’all are doing for those very fortunate rescues! Thank you for caring.
I usually deflea with Frontline Plus or Advantage II on my 40 plus rescued dogs/cats. Recently I found a ton of fleas on two kennel mates and promptly sprayed on with Virbac Knockout and the other with Ovitrol one day ago. Can I now safely apply Frontline Plus or Avantage II on them?
Thank you so much for your Veterinarian question/answer section.
Doctor Brown, To keep our 14 year old black chow cool we recently purchased from a catalog a pad with a gel inside that keeps the pad about 5 or 10 degrees cooler than the room’s temperature. Last night was the first time he slept on it with his full body. Today, for the first time ever, he urinated in the car. Is it possible for that cooling pad to create a cold in the bladder? Thanks for your help.
Dear Dr. Brown,
My dog Panda had acute pancreatitis one year ago. Since then, he’s been on a weight management food and exercises and he’s lost weight and doing great. However, Panda seems to have developed an allergy to his food (he’s started chewing his right front leg last November–we have not had any changes to our home that would have resulted in behavioral chewing).
I do know that the company (Caston & Pollux Organix) has changed the food ingredients. So I want to change his food to a grain free.
The foods I’ve been researching have a higher protein level than what Panda is on now. His current food is 10% crude fat with 21.5% crude protein. The new food would be 10% crude fat with 30% crude protein. (The new brand is Blue Buffalo Wilderness Weight Management.)
My question is–Is it OK for Panda to be on a higher protein food? I don’t want him to gain the weight back that he’s lost. But I wonder if being on a higher protein food would also mean that he wouldn’t be as hungry as he seems to be now.
Is the fat content the only thing that I have to be concerned about (since he’s had the pancreatitis)? Do I have to worry about protein percentages with a dog who had acute pancreatitis?
I did find another weight control food (it’s called NOW grain free weight control/senior). It is about 10% crude fat & 24% crude protein.
By the way, Panda is a rescued former shelter dog, a Shih Tzu, probably around 8-9 years old.
I want him to be on the best food possible so he doesn’t have a recurrence. I’d sooner be on a diet of ramen noodles and dry toast than to deny him the best food.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Hemp oil or hemp seed oil for a 16 year old cat diagnosed with carcinoma, a Burmese weighs 9.6 pounds. Are there any vets in city of Santa Barbara familiar with treatment of hemp oil, or hemp seed oil from store for treatment of cancer, are there adverse effects, what is the dosage… Do i mix it with salmon oil or flax seed oil? how do i measure it, what organic brand is good? Thanks for your help