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Category: Eyes and Teeth
How do you treat cancer of the eye in a mixed breed dog? Got room for one more? This is one of the most loving and most beautiful dogs I have ever seen. He was rescued from a crack house. Enjoys people and other dogs. Living with a senior who can no ...
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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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Category: Miscellaneous
My friend whose husband had a cat before they got married is having a problem now because they just had a baby. For some reason the cat is going to the bathroom everywhere and not using the litter box. She has let the cat out and only lets it in the ...
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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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Category: Tumors & Cancer
He is on deramaxx. he is beginning to show signs of weakness in his other hind leg and has a hard time getting up and walking. do you think glucosamine in addition to the deramaxx would help?
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
They form stained marks that look like dark rivers going done his face. he is nine.
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Category: Vaccinations
I have a 2 year male american pitbull terrier, he was put on temaril due to kennel cough. I have experienced aggression problems every since the second day of medication. Is this normal? can the steroid in the medication be causing this?
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Our vet has conducted tests to check for diabetes, thyroid malfunction, etc. and the tests' numbers are not extremely out of normal range. Short of asking our vet to run the tests again, is there anything else that we should be looking for? Thank you...
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Category: Miscellaneous
She is beginning to play and I can now touch her - but she is skiddish - can't go close enough to bathe her (she really needs it) or take her to the vet for shots and to get a license. Any advice - should I give her any sedatives - she is making prog...
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Category: Miscellaneous
i have a 4 yr old gs bitch who is is fairly hyperactive especially when it comes to her walk times . she drags me most of the time and constantly pulls the rest of the time . i have tried all kind s of leads and collars, and nothing seems to help,yet...
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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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Category: Miscellaneous
They say she was about 4. We love the kitty, but she is so frightened. She is just now venturing out to visit us, but runs when we move and hides. Will never come out when others are here. Would another cat (male/female) help or hinder her. We don't ...
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have a male and female dog, when she was in season I kept them seperated -- but on one occassion my 4 yr old left the gate open and they were roaming the house together for approximately an hour before we noticed . Prior to this although she was de...
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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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Category: Skin & Coat
My 12 year old Welsh Corgi frequently gets "hot spots" on his abdomen and groin. He bites off the hair and licks it red and raw. I've tried treating it with corn starch or hyrodgen peroxide without success. The vet prescribes antibiotics and cortison...
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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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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have a six year old rescue beagle just diagnosed with an elongated soft pallet. What are the risks associated for surgery and how successful is it. Her only problem is she's an extremely loud snorer. Appetite is very good.
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
He had a tumor removed from his colon along with 4 inches of his colon,3 months ago. Biopsy came back clean and free from cancer. month later he had a tumor removed from the surface of his stomach. 2 weeks ago he became constipated. X ray revealed an...
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have 2 Dachshund that are 5 months and brothers. One seems to have a very bad case of separation anxiety. What can I do to help him get over this. He is the one that will eliminate in the house after going weeks of being totally potty trained and u...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
Our 12 year old cat, Donci, salivates a sticky substance and won't eat- he was diagnosed with FIV two years ago with "incurable" sores in his mouth but has been kept active and agile with 1 mg of medrol every second day. What can we do for him? Thank...
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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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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
My dog has been urinating every 2 minutes or so and most of the time it is just dribbling,does this mean he has a urine infection?
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Category: Skin & Coat
Hi, my female cat is 16 years old now. she frequently gets a couple of small bald patches on her back, she wears a flea collar and never see fleas. We went away for 2 wks, when came back she is bald all under her belly and down her back legs. she is ...
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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
She was lethargic, salivated, acted totally opposite of herself & when picked up she would scream. Previously it was noted her pancrease has to be watched. Recently, new x-rays & blood work showed her liver was "off-key"; can't quote outcome....
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
The vet has given her two shots now of a steroid.. they only last a month and I can't afford the high fee or to have her tested. I was wondering if I could give her an antihisimine for her allergy. She has got scabs on her head/neck from scratching.....
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Category: Miscellaneous
The babies were 12 weeks old when I found a new home for the mother. They have all seen a vet and he says they are very healthy. The mother has been away from the babies for 6 days but her nipples are still swollen and she seems full of milk. Should ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
My maltese itches alot, licks her paws, and bites with herself to to scratch her itch, ( No sores or broken skin) My vet has tried allerspray and generic otomax, she licks it off, also temarill-p and I couldn't tell that it was helping.
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Has lymph node and spots on lungs getting worse. On antibiotics for 2 months. Now on diflucan for valley fever, even though 2 tests have been negative. He eats well, but is tired and lethargic and wheezes. No fever now. The suggested a lung wash. Is ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 2 year old beagle. In the last 2 months he has taken to scratching , and rubbing (against trees, under chairs when you sit in them and against the fence railing) the top of his tail and lower back. I have seen him rubbing his lower back agai...
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Category: Limbs & Bones
We have a nearly 3-year-old, large mixed breed dog-- we were told Lab, German Shepherd and Shar Pei -- who's generally very healthy, but once in awhile will limp, after his much loved walks or sometimes in the morning. He seems too young for this. Wh...
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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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Category: Skin & Coat
To Whom It May Concern: My dog (black lab) has been scratching furiously for the past 4 months. My Vet has informed me that this may be an alergy. I have been prescribed different medications for her and nothing seems to help. Do you have any suggest...
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Category: Skin & Coat
My dog has dry and itchy skin. My veterinarian has prescribed a special food by Hill's because he thinks it''s a food allergy. He also put him on a steroid for the itching. What do you think?
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
My 6 yr old calico gets occassional diarrhea.. we believe from eating floral arrangements...it lasts several days usually...what can I give her or is there possibly another problem?'
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
Hello, my Persian 2 year cat has not been eating so well in the last two weeks. She also seems very week, sleeping all day. I had blood work done on her and she ranged 100 points over the maximum for normal results on her liver results. I just got an...
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It was so bad I had to take up the carpet and replace it with a laminate flooring. She always went in the corners, so she picked her spots. Now that she no longer has her carpet corners she goes on my throw rugs. I have 2 cats and 2 litter boxes whic...
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Category: Miscellaneous
My daughter lives in Culver City, CA, and would like to find a good vet for her kitten. Could you please guide us in the direction of a good vet in that area. Thank you.
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have 2 small gerbils from the same litter, about 1 month old, they are without a mother, Bonny and Joey. I went to check up on them and found Bonny in here wooden house, and it looked like she had difficulties walking. It looked like her front paw ...
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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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Category: Miscellaneous
What would cause a dog's feces to be green if she has not eaten grass or any green foods? In all my years of having dogs, I have never seen this before. She does not show any signs of sickness or lethargy. Thanks for answering.
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Category: Vaccinations
Several years ago Leo wrote in one of his newsletters that cats who have had annual shots for several years (I forget the exact wording here) do not need to continue with them. In fact, a visit to the vet can do more harm than good since it is possib...
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Category: Miscellaneous
One wing hangs down and drags on the ground. The other wing--well, there is very little left, just a few feathers. The duck seems very happy. He eats, drinks, and we gave him a little pool which he loves. We duct taped the wing that was hanging, and ...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have an 8 year old German shephard mix. My dog has recently developed a condition whereby mucous forms on the lower part of the eye. The condition has been present for at least a week despite my daily washing of the area with warm water and a washc...
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Category: Miscellaneous
I have a cat that is about 15 years of age. She is a calico, and her name is MaMa Kitty. My dad said that for my birthday he will get me 2 kittens. I just want 2 know if they will get along with each other. Thanks for listening!
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
About six months ago a litter of kittens were born by our house, we fed the mother and the kittens. two of them had real bad sinuses or something. their eyes and noses were always clogged like they had a cold. one cat was worse than the other. But, n...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have a female terrier/cocker mix. I also have 2 indoor cats with 2 litter boxes. Everybody gets along. I have a dickens of a time keeping the dog from eating the cat poop. I try to keep the litter boxes cleaned out twice a day. The dog gets plenty ...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
Dear Dr. Brown, I have two dogs...a 4 year old golden retriever/chow mix and a 1 1/2 year old golden retriever. They are both grass eaters. Is this something that I should be concerned about? They are fed morning and night with Nutro Max Large Breed ...
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Our female 6 year old shepherd mix dog has had surgery for bladder stones 3 years in a row, each about 1 year apart. She had both types of stones (struvate and oxylate?) the second time. I'm not sure as to which type she had this last time as the res...



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