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Category: Kidney & Urinary
i am writing in regards of my mom's chihuahua, Ralli. Two days ago my mother was told that ralli's liver was no longer working, he gives her a week to two months to live. Ralli was brought to the vets because she had an episode of sluggishness and le...
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Category: Miscellaneous
We have an indoor cat, about 15 years old who started yowling or what sounds like very loud yelling when my husband leaves the room she is in, it is so loud she wakes us up at night, even with the door shut. My question is what can we do about it? Ho...
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Category: Miscellaneous
My 13 year old cat, Twinkles, has a nasal problem. He's been treated over the past 2 years with different antibiotics( antirobe, clavamox). 3 months ago, my vet had a cat dentist come in & do an x-ray of his mouth & nasal area. They found the...
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
About a year ago I adopted an elderly fox hound, she came to me with a bladder infection that no matter how many times treated it re occurs, I know she is terribly uncomfortable...is there anything I can do other than keep treating with antibiotics? ...
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Category: Tumors & Cancer
My cat has a lung tumor - should I put her to sleep?
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Category: Skin & Coat
I have a Tabby cat, now 4 yrs. old, that I rescued off a busy street when she was 3-4 mos. old. She looked and acted healthy and my vet checked her the day I found her and said she was. I had her spayed within the first month I had her. She willingly...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have noticed that my 2 year old lab is eating mud/cement. any particular reason?
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have a 10 year old cat who has tested negative for bartonella, guardia, feline leukemia, you name it. He has severe diarrhea. His appetite is excellent, but seems to have a fast track and I can't keep any weight on him. I know he has some bad teeth...
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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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Category: Kidney & Urinary
I just adopted two kittens from an organization that first placed the kittens in temporary foster homes. The 3-month old male has had diarrhea and semi-solid stool for 6 days now. He also involuntarily drips watery fecal matter from his anus, especia...
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Category: Vaccinations
I just got a post card from my vet reminding us that our 4 yr old Lab is due his DHLPP & CVK. Are both of these shots necessary on a yearly basis?
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Category: Vaccinations
We have rescued many Shelties over the last 20+ years and they have all enjoyed a good life until they reach about 12 - 13 years. We know that at least four of our Shelties have died of cancer: pancreas, prostate, bladder and lung. They all have been...
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Category: Vaccinations
I live in the Northeast. My vet has recommended giving my 2 year old Amstaff the lyme vaccination. We do get ticks in our area, but I am concerned about subjecting her to more. Do you know how safe these vaccines are?
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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 4 years ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I HAVE A REPTILE HE CANT WALK WITH HIS BACK LEGS BUT MOVES THEM TO GO . NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW WHAT IT IS OTHER WISE HEALTHY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.
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My pug is a neurtered 2 year old female who is about 5 pounds overweight. I try to take her for walks, but her breathing becomes so labored it's frightening. It takes her a very long time to recover. Our vet can find nothing wrong, but I wonder if sh...
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Category: Skin & Coat
I am currently working with three puppies with sarcoptic mange. They are getting weekly shots of Ivermectin and dipping with lyme sulphur. I have heard conflicting opinions about Revolution. What do you think of Revolution and is there any other trea...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
Our Baxter needs to lose 10 lbs per the Vet. My husband and I disagree strongly on how much to feed him. Can you advise us, please. He is currently getting 3/4 cup of diet food with green beans and 1/4 cup pumpkin at each meal but is obviously hungry...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
My 11 yr old cat has a medium length coat. He has been throwing up or having diarrhea off and on over the past couple months. He eats high quality dry and canned food: Instinct, Origen, Tikki, Weruva & fresh water). I’ve given him petromalt typ...
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Category: Skin & Coat
I have a 4yr old neutered Chihuahua that I found has a purple/blood like blister on the top of his prepuce just on the outside of the opening to his penis in the hair area. I very gently squeezed it and maybe a tiny bit of puss came out just below th...
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Powder is 18, has cataracts, both eyes but get around very well. Every 7-10 days, she will not want to eat and then has a liquid bloody stool. She won’t eat for another day or so, but then next day eats and is fine with normal stool until this repe...
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My neutered male dog of older indeterminate age has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure which apparently grew out of an earlier heart murmur. He’s on Vetmedin, potassium and several diuretics. We’ve heard favorable things about Hawthorne...
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have an 11 year old cat who on a recent blood test had very slightly elevated levels of BUN and CRE. For years I have been giving him a little Half and Half daily to try to get more moisture into him; A vet suggested this. He gets moist food in the...
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Category: Eyes and Teeth
We have two Yorkshire Terrier’s (both under 5Ibs). Both are being fed wet food only (kangaroo and parsnip for one and the other one gets wild rabbit and potato). We have recently started to add some nutrition into their diet as well. The reason for...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
I rescued a five year old cat that will not eat canned food at all. I’m concerned whether or not she is getting enough nutrients in her dry food. Should I be giving her some additional supplements?
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Category: Kidney & Urinary
Dr. Brown, I was reading the story on Ivy living with Kidney Disease for years and I was wondering what you did to keep him going. Minnew, my 14 year old, was diagnosed about 7 months ago. She gets fluids twice a week and we are keeping her thyroid h...
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Category: Diet & Nutrition
9 1/2 yr old Lab (service dog) is eating his own pooh.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 want t...
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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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Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have an 11 year old male, neutered kitty (on 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 retired ...
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