Archive for the ‘Kidney and Urinary’ Category
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.
Hi, 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 of infection. All his stitches are gone now too.
Do you recommend surgery? I have read a stitch or two can cure the problem.
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.
Thank you for your help,
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 this and can I treat her at home without having to take her to the vet(not that it would be easy to capture her if I needed to. She’s semi-feral and when she doesn’t feel well, she runs away from me)?
What would cause her the least amount of stress and possible harm, waiting out her symptoms in the quiet and safety of her home, or whatever procedures veterinary treatment would entail? Until now the answer was always clear, but now that she appears to be in distress, I’m no longer sure what’s the best thing to do for her. Can you please advise?
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 be safe to give now so i wanted to see if you knew of any that would be ok?
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 some every day mixed with some water. He’ll lick the gravy and drink some water and that’s it. The other problem is he only likes the less quality food, like fancy feast dry. It’s tough. And I have 3 other cats making it even more difficult, since they won’t eat the urinary tract food either. I saw some supplements sold by Wysong for uti health and was wondering if they help and if giving him those supplements would make up for his diet. Or, if you could suggest any other foods or ways to get him to eat them (I’ve tried all the common ways, like mixing in a little at a time, etc), and how to do it with 3 other cats around, it would be very appreciated. The last question would be, can I give him the uti food and give him as “treats” just a little of the food he likes, or will doing that negate the effect of the uti food. Please help! He stares at me for treats and I feel so bad! He does seem upset his routine is changed. Thank you so much for being here to help.
I have a 4 year old male nutured 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 with another cat, that he has been with all his life. I thought maybe that something scared him while in the box, so now I leave the top off of it. He still does his business wherever he wants. He has been to the vet and dosn’t have a UTI. Any suggestions?
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 her and she has even had accidents in her crate. any suggestions would be great.
Hi there, we recently rescued a 3 yr old pug/russell terrier in early April of this year, his name is Bosco, he is just a great little guy very affectionate, and loving, hes great with the kids the only problem we seem to have is he continuously urinates in the house, on beds, couches, walls, you name it he’s peed on it, we walk him every hour, hour and half, theres always someone home so he’s really never alone, even after just having gone out, he will still do it in the house. I thought maybe there was a problem with his kidneys, so I had our vet check things out and hes fine, do you think he’s just not happy here? I’m at a loss if you can give me any advice at all on how to teach Bosco the difference between a tree and a couch I would be grateful. Tammy