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Category: Eyes and Teeth
At his yearly check up last month, the vet suggested he be put to sleep to clean his teeth at a cost of $400.  I have tried the things for him to chew that is supposed to help with tartar but he will not chew any of them.  Is there anything else I ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 11 yr old is in renal failure. BUN is 100. Besides the KD food (Science Diet) is it OK to give her fresh carrots and also can she still have her Greenie once in a while? Is there a homeopathic diet for this disease. She is in the advanced stage.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
10 yr. old cat...diabetic for about 3 1/2 yrs. when found as kitten..diagnosed with chronic nasal infection (1 nostril) was on Humilin U, but switched to PZI recently eats only Purina DM dry food indoor cat always past summer we had slight flea probl...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
My vet found that my 3-year old dog has irritable bowel syndrome. Can I feed her a commercial brand kibbles other than Hill Co W/D food which I must buy from a veterinary clinic.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Skin & Coat
He keeps getting red spots and scratches to bleedhis ears smell really bad ive taken him to vet but he charges me alot and only stays well for max a week what do I do about his ear smell
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Dusty is one of 8 kittens from a stray we found (born March 4/2016) All his siblings and his Mother are very affectionate and loving but Dusty will not allow any petting other than the top of his head. He sleeps with me but I better not touch or I wi...
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updated 8 months ago
Category: Behavior
He does it regularly. If i do t pick up right away he will eat it.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 2 years ago
My four year old nuetered male Siamese has a scarred left ventricle and enlarged left atrium. The cardiologist put him on Lasix and Elanapril. She told me that he may live another year or two. Is this combination fairly typical in these cases? Thanks
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
She was throwing up about 3 weeks ago I thought the dry dog food I had just bought her may have set in a warehouse to long before it got to the store to be sold. So I stop feeding it to her. She was 9yr and 7 mos old.She weight 125. I cooked her rice...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
The vet has recommended a $350 dollar procedure for one of our two shep mixes.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 3 year old neutered male Jack Russell has just urinated in the garden and I noticed there appeared to be a little blood in it. He is behaving normally and doesn't appear to be ill what do you recommend?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
What is the best commercial food and why?
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My sister has a Yorkie she wanted me to ask about Midget,she is 10yrs old and weights 12 pounds,every time she takes a drink of water or gets excited she starts coughing like she can't get her breathe. Both of us would like to know what makes her do ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Hi. Thank you in advance. I have a 56 pound Australian Shepherd mix, who rarely needs to go on Prednisone for itching. I have 20 mg. pills, and lost the instructions. Can you tell me how many milligrams I give to her and how many to bring her off? I ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I try to provide a home for feline leukemia positive cats and currently have 4 males. I would like to enhance their immune function. Two are weak and being hand fed. Both had fevers of 104 brought down by antibiotics. One of them has anemia. They are...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
Hi GB.My 4 yo beagle goes to the park and after comes up lame on her right front,I wait 2 months and go back to park & the same thing happens, the strange thing is 2 hours after coming up lame she is sound again,NO more limping.I wait 2 more mont...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have an 11 year old male, neutered kitty (one of 10 rescues I have) that started sneezing 2-3 days ago and his right eye periodically looks weepy. He is, as they all are, an indoor kitty. He is eating, not a lot, but I am worried. Since I am retire...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
9 1/2 yr old Lab (service dog) is eating his own pooh. I was told 1/2 t. Adolph’s meat tenderizer on kibble with bit of water would make his pooh smell repugnant to him and he would stop. Worked for a couple days -now he’s back at it. Don’t wan...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
We adopted her from the local Animal Welfare Rescue site. Their vet nor our own vet could not decide if she had been spaded or not. Her stomach is loose and flexible and would "hide" any scaring. She is now passing a little blood for the last 2 days.
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updated 2 years ago
we just got two border collie lab mix puppys from a shelter 3 days ago. they are 12 weeks old and had there first shots. the day we brought them home our female had a really runny nose and a dry cough, it has died down since then. 2 days later our ma...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 8 year old spayed female Toy Pomeranian has problems wetting her bed (and couch, floor, our bed etc) when she sleeps. I assume it cannot be a urinary tract infection in that she has had this problem for 2 years. It is impossible to keep a diaper o...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Why does my 13 yr old schnauzer always rub her face and head on something, the older she gets the more she does it. Thank you
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 3 month old calico/tiger cat and i took her to the vet on friday and the vet said she was anemic due to too many fleas so he gave me flea treatment that worked great and a bottle of Lixotinic 3/4cc once a day i was wondering if there are any...
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updated 2 years ago
My 11 year old Lab has an elongated soft palate which the vet advises would be difficult to operate on due to bleeding. He is fit and well otherwise, but the coughing and choking is very distressing for him and us. Would a specialist surgeon be likel...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
He also has swelling on his legs and paws. His abdomen, legs, and paws are tender to the touch. He has seen two vets and had blood work, an ultrasound of his abdomen, and biopsy of his kidneys. He is also on Doxycycline and Lysics. The only thing rev...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
He had approx 5 teeth removed with laser. Recently he will not let you touch the outside bottom of his jaw. I was able to get a finger in his mouth to feel around and I felt a sharp either bone or tooth. Could this have been missed during his oral su...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
I have three Labradors 5 yr chocolateold 3 yr old. Black And sept got 7month old white llab it seems I am.allergic to the last one. I get itchy skin. How do I get the puppy to stop stuff and destroying them?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I believe my dogs anal glands are impacted again, acts similar to the last time but this time very lethargic, staying very still. He walks hunched, slow, cautious to go up or down stairs, tail between legs. Still eating, peeing, pooping just acts unc...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
He is stable, no longer on meds for it, eats well, but does the circling thing when on his feet, which is difficult for him as he has arthritis as well as urinary and bowel incontenence. He is on Prevacox for pain. Is there anything more I can do for...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My 5 year old Bichon Frise had a struvite bladder stone removed surgically in November 2004. She is now on Hills Prescription Diet. She is constantly licking her paws. We think it is due to allergy. Any other food options? We tried Hills Prescription...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Immune System
My cat has been experiencing what sounds like muscus in his chest. He does not have running eyes or nose. His vet gives him a Convenia shot and it clears up. However, in about two months or so it comes back. His vet thinks it might be asthma but to m...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have 3 cats. One of them is urinating inside. If I split them up to see who it is they don't do it. Is there another way to find out?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Can i give my cat amoxicillin for a urinary tract infection and how much should i use?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have a pug who is currently having problems with her digestive tract. Her bowel movements are getting softer plus there is a large amount of mucus in the bowel movement. What could the possible cause be?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
She only settles if placed in a crate otherwise she is constantly walking around. A walk does not solve this. She urines what seems every 30mins and sometimes less in the house. She cant seem to tell us when she needs to go out. She has also left sto...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
My cat was diagnosed with Small Cell Lymphoma via surgical biopsy in Dec 2013 and is currently receiving Chemo. He however has Nausea which has become increasingly difficult to deal with and Intestinal issues due to IBD. Mu question is ...how do you ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
She seems to be over initial shock and panic, but some time after she seems to have had a stroke or something that resulted in her head being permanently tilted to the right. She had cataracts so we know this is probably the source of complete blindn...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
Hi, I have a mix breed female dog I rescued about a year ago. She seems to be maltese, jack russell, poodle mix. From the start I knew she had some allergy issues with her ears and was given meds for that. But after having her with us awhile I realiz...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
Your story about Audrea was wonderful and as I read about her kidney issue at such a young age I thought about my old girl, 18 now, that was diagnosed at the beginning of kidney failure about 5 years ago and has done remarkably well on a supplement, ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Can you recommend a substitute milk for cats that would not be harmful?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Hello I have a 2 year old English bulldog and we are fighting seasonal allergies. She is constantly scratching and licking paws. Benedryl really not helping. And I also give her teramet for bones and joints. Would anything enterfier with this. thanks...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Dear Dr. Brown, I have multiple cats. One of them, Indie, has a bad habit of spray and constantly yowling. In the beginning, we thought it was UTI that cause him spraying, we took him to the vet, after 2 shots, flush and medication, he’s still doin...