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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Any ideas on how to calm them down to prevent this? I do have the pheromone spray and spray the areas when they are not in them about twice a month very lightly.
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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 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Can you use Animax Cream on a dog that is 15 years old? she has a rash on her stomach. what miligram can be used? thank you!
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Stray cat we let him from time to time decided to have her kittens in our apartment under my bed. I can't keep them. Mom is very friendly and the kittens are only days old please help.
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updated 5 months ago
Category: Behavior
I have a friend that recently moved into a brand new home. Her cat has started to use her white banister as a scratching post. She has put out a few scratching posts, but he is not interested in them. She also cuts his nails. She is considering decla...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
And what should it consist of i.e. chicken beef, pork etc...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My 6 year old dog has had severe allergies during spring and summer times. She's alergic white oak trees and numerous other things that she is surronded by where we live. Our vets are North Shore Animal League have tried numerous different medicines ...
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior
When people come over we have to put him in a different room. We've put him in military camp but I can't use the shock collar on him. We have his brother and he is the complete opposite. My son has a sweet dog that I rescued off the side of the room....
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
My dog hit his canine tooth on the side of the furniture, and the tooth turned a pinkish color. His vet/dentist will clean his teeth and remove the growth that he has on his gums. He said that the dog should have a tooth extraction for the pink tooth...
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updated 2 years ago
My uncle has a kitten that is about 3-5 months old. She has water on her lungs and we think, an under developed heart. Her vet did not do much for her or give him any real information about this. I was hoping you would have some info. and suggestions...
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updated 10 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He Needs hemp oil to stimulate appetite. Where can I get this? I have been taking him to reg and holistic vets and the holistic vet gives him Hemp RX oil but I have to take him each time and it is expensive just to get the oil. The cyproheptadine fro...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My chow/ border collie mix 13 year old started not eating, drinking a lot and urinating way less than she should. She had suffered from bladder stones, had surgery twice and won a battle with pancreatitis. He did tests and said she was in kidney fail...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
SLiced steer pizzle or sinew and what are the consequences if not?     Thankyou...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Skin & Coat
He is in good health. When he licks he also starts to pull out his hair. Vets have checked his skin etc. Our vet says that he just might have a habit like we have biting our nails. Find clumps of hair at times around the house. Just doesnt seem norma...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
If a dog frequently tries to eat mud, does it indicate a nutrition deficiency or other problem? Is mud eating normal, and should it be allowed?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Vaccinations
Wonderful website. Recently rescued a kitten who has ringworm. She was prescribed lime/sulpher dip which is working but has not totally cleared it. Have dipped 6 times. Also applying a topical antifungal. How do you manage ringworm at your shelter? M...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I think it is infected and have treated with ear infection rinse. but only helps temporarily. Now seems to lose his balance occasionally. how do i proceed?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
My cat now sprays whenever I say no to him. He is an indoor and outdoor cat although he stays in most of the time.
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
Bailey came to us at 9 weeks old. We have had minimal success with getting him to stop the biting/nipping. We tried firm verbal discipline, we received a DVD when he came to us and it's stated we should hold him on his back firmly on his breastbone u...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My vet thinks my dog has a torn ACL and may have also damaged her menuscus. I am seeing the surgeon soon. What are your feelings on doing the surgery? I had another dog years ago that had this surgery. The rehabilitation was very tough on both of us....
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
they have been eating Petsmart, Simply Nourish dry, adult-chicken and turkey. a male and a female in good health
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Leo, I have a 14 year old Chihuahua that has been diagnosed with Cushings Disease. I am familiar with this disease because I lost my a little girl in 2001. She was 14 years old. I don't know what to do with my little Candy, I can't believe I have to ...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
We have had our 4 yr old dog since she's a puppy (absolutely NO history of abuse), but she is so neurotic, skiddish and jumpy. Sometimes she stares out into space for long periods of time and other times barks at things that aren't there. We have two...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
They said yes, it was a fatty tumor but they never aspirated it to look at the cells and confirm. Should we ask that they do that. We are willing to pay for the lab test. We just want to make sure. If it is just a fatty tumor, will it go away if we a...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My chihuhua, who is otherwise happy, healthy and active, has developed a distinct lightening and spotting on her normally dark brown coat. Why?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My ten year old 4lb.white toy poodle's hair has been getting thinner & thinner. Her back legs are almost bare of hair. Had extensive blood tests done 2 years ago and no problem found ie. thyroid, Cushings,etc. Have you any other thoughts on this?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Ozzie ia about five years old. He's a shepherd/setter mix about 83 pounds. He belongs to a friend but spent six months at my house after being subjected to a very small crate 24 hours a day, too small to stretch out in. (Divorce thing). He is house b...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He eats regularly and has enough food down to eat as much as he wants. When he is outside during the day he runs around constantly and no matter how much he drinks he cant stop panting. I wonder if he is losing the weight because he is exercising to ...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Hi my name is Amber Hoover & my mom bf got a 2yr old pit bull from a shelter & what they told him was her owner was an elderly lady & 1 day she put her outside on her chain & went back in 2 take a nap & passed away in her sleep &a...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I think she needs an operation to give her a better quality of life. She has trouble eating and drinking and pants a lot. Could you give me some idea how much the operation would be and what the success rate is. Thank you .
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
She became very ill and I had to take her to the emergency vet. The veterinarian says she may die! Can a dog die from eating sugar free gum?
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My dog is limping and the only thing I can guess is that he jumped up into the SUV, and then jumped out. Ever since then he’s been limping and that was 2 days ago, so I’m not sure if I should keep walking him, wrap his leg or let him rest…Shoul...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
Q (because her sister was Suzie--get it?) is almost 13, and I have had her 12 of those years. She has suffered from noise fears all her life. She will run away, go over brick walls, try to open door handles, and tear up my house to get away. One time...
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
We have a rescued cat approx. 13 years old who routinely defecate outside - usually next to - the litter box. She is fed grain - free & gluten - free food.This diet did improve hitherto watery stools. She does urinate in the box. Her appetite is ...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
He is eating and drinking water. He was sick three years ago. The Animal Medical Center said he would probably live only 6 months. I am trying to make him comfortable. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Behavior
She's an indoor cat. We have had people staying over the xmas period and didn't know if this may of affected her. Also what would be the best way to get rid of the scent . thanks in advance.
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Hello, my name is Dr Suzanne Gibson, and I recently hired as staff vet at Old Friends Senior Dog Rescue in TN. I was wondering if you could give me some advice on which software program you use to keep track of everyone? We have around 100 dogs in ho...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Oliver is a large breed,long bodied,long hair mixed 8 month old male Kitten who is currently 10 lbs. I think he is either a Maine Coon or possibly a Siberian mix. My question is how do I know if his weight is normal for a large breed mix or if he is ...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
We rescued a tiny kitten 15 years ago who had only one eye. We don't know what happened to the other eye. Recently, we noticed her walking into walls and took her for an exam. Her eye looks foggy. The doctor said that she has gone blind. She has mana...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
I have a two year old English bulldog and was wondering if it was safe to give her all of her meds daily without complications. She is on Benadryl, sometimes a pain pill and terramax pro for joints. Will,there be any complications if I give her all o...
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I hate the prescription foods because not only are they outrageously expensive, but they are crap! This one is basically packaged corn. What can I feed him instead?
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 2 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
HI, just have to let you know that your site and rescue center is great. My question is about my 10 mo old lab. He loves to ride in a vehicle but gets car sick after about 10 minutes, is there any thing we can do for him to help with motion sickness?