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updated 6 days ago
Category: Behavior
About a year ago our dog developed panic about noises. It started with panic about garbage grucks and has only gotten worse, to the point that he won’t go for his walks. Now we have to drive him to nearby dog parks and even then he is panicky about...
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updated 2 weeks ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
I am not sure of her age but she is still small. Her pelvis looks malformed. She seems unable to use one back leg at all and the other leg is at least strong enough for her to stand on when standing still. She appears healthy (and happy) otherwise. I...
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updated 2 weeks ago
My 16 yr old chi rat terrier mix has a heart murmur n is taking Furosemide 12.5 meds 3x day for excess water n Pimobenden 5mg .25 every 12 hrs. Still has a cough. Should I ask for a different heart med or water pill? Jake is doing fine otherwise. Tha...
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updated 2 weeks ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Will a cat have to have surgery if it cannot get rid of a hairball
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
I have had sample of her feces tested and she needed worming. She eats Sportmix wholesome chicken and rice daily. She has to have veterinarian prescription drugs that stop the diarhea for several weeks and then it comes back. Would a grain free food ...
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Immune System
Two vets confirmed pemphigus complex in my large otherwise very very active 12 year old female royal std poodle of 65 Pounds. She takes long walks and eats great! Also has fresh rotisserie sams chicken, broccoli, and cauliflower in her diet. Plus nut...
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have a 7year old male cat who was blocked and had surgery on his bladder and remove cysts than six weeks later had to be unblocked agian I had his pee tested this week and they fond some cysts. I have him on royal caninn S/O and I also had him on s...
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
I am afraid to give nexquard or frontline. I dont want anything to interfere with the prednisone he is on. Right now the lymph nodes have all shrunk and I think putting a topical of frontline on could cause problems. Would I be better off using the s...
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
What brands are the best if there are any that fit this question?
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
My dog was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 oral melanoma. She is currently taking tramadol to control pain, and frankincense is being used to help fight the cancer, but I have seen literature contraindicating the use of both concurrently in humans. D...
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Neurological
Hello, as I indicated my nearly 14 years old Chow Chow had a seizure for the first time ever on Monday,9/18/2017. My 30 years old son took her to "MedVet Emergency Center". She had another seizure in route to Vet and a third one at Vet. I was out of ...
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat
A mole very small appeared on my cats side it isn't getting bigger. Are moles normal or should I take him in to have it examined? He's a medium hair tuxedo cat.
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My dogs hair has been thinning and he has a yellowish crust like skin, his hair has gotten brittle feeling, and he's starting to thin out on his back? I've had him tested for cushings disease cancer, thyroid issues? Everything came back normal.He is ...
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My 8 month old puppy who is an American Bulldog was diagnosed with double hip dysplasia and instead of surgery I am considering stem cell therapy. I have been researching this topic but not very clear on some of it. Is STEM therapy a good option?
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 3 months ago
Category: Vaccinations
My American bulldog 8 yrs old had passed as he was boarded at my vets ! I always boarded him their yearly so I could visit family n he would get all his shots then ! Each time he came out when I pkd him up his head hung down like he was outta it , ti...
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updated 3 months ago
Category: Behavior
I have taken her to the vet and they checked her out and said she was healthy I even got the aromatherapy that makes them more comfortable I have to move and its to a place with carpet should I keep her in the garage and leave the door slightly open ...
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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 4 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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updated 4 months ago
Category: Vaccinations
I've heard they don't need them once a year ? It's way too much ???
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updated 4 months ago
I've brought him round a good bit and hit breathing is back to normal... I've checked his heart rate and it's sitting at 78 beats per minute.. is this something to worry about or is it ok?? Many thanks
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updated 5 months ago
Category: Neurological
I was hoping you could help me with more details ore a direction to go. I am currently on disability and my akita husky suddenly stopped walking. I spent thousands of dollars with a wrong diagnosis of two torn ACL's. We only have xrays that doesnt sh...
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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 6 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Doctor, My l3 year old Shepherd-Vizsla mix, 75 lbs, had a calcium reading of 13, scale of 11 high normal, in 2014. Today, she has a calcium reading of 16. What could be the cause of this, and what can be done about it? Thank you.
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updated 6 months ago
We came home on Friday at 5:00 PM to discover our 8 month old kitten in full respiratory distress. We believe his crisis started with him losing control of his bowels in the hallway, then crawling, unable to catch his breath and panting to the downst...
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
My dog was diagnosed with a huge list of allergies, ive tried a couple things to try to keep it under control. Every year it seems to get Worst and worst. I need help BAD!
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
Our puppy is 13 years and 4 months old. Doctor says "due to location of cyst at vagina-area, risk with surgery because of age plus location. We use dog diapers to absorb bleeding from ruptured cyst and change approximately 3 times a day for walking b...
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
I have an 8 year old British bulldog who about a year ago jumped off my bed and hurt her front shoulder. She's been to the vet many times and had anti inflammitories and will be ok for a few weeks then start limping again. They we're going to xray as...
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updated 6 months ago
Category: Immune System
I have a cat that is 11 months old and has been told he had fip dry form, could hemp oil help him? If so do you have any that you could recommend ?
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
My cat is 15 and has kidney disease. I have him on a perscription diet, sub fluids, BP meds and azodyl. The initial bloodwork he had BUN level at 92 and CREA at 5.5 which is apparently quite high. After doing the treatments for a few months the level...
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I have a husky that was abandoned and mistreated that was found at a foreclosed home. He was malnourished and injured, but doing better now. I have him registered and fixed in hopes of finding a permanent home for him but to no avail. If you can help...
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updated 7 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 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Do you ever adopt these pets out that you save. Is there a way to adopt one?
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Are the animals at D.E.L.T.A. Rescue all neutered so they don't procreate?
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updated 8 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat
My son's Boston Terrier was fine during the winter, but the moment the grass started growing (might be Bermuda grass) the dog is red on his paws, muzzle and belly. What do you recommend for this? I know replanting the yard would be great, but not sur...
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updated 8 months ago
Category: Immune System
Thank you Dr. Gaylord for your Quick and helpful response. Your answer amazes me. So the niacin( vitamin B3) must be extraordinary for inflammation and I find it most intriguing the hemorrhoid cream would work as well as it does help to shrink inflam...
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updated 8 months ago
Category: Immune System
Our Jenny has been diagnosed with canine lupus which affects her nose. She is on 5ml prednisone every day except for winter when the dose is reduced to 5ml every other day. Her nose is healing nicely with no side effects from the prednisone except fo...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer
My 10 year old Siamese had targeted radiation @ Univ of FL Sm Animal Hosp for her nasal lymphoma last fall. Repeat cat scans have shown no recurrence. We did only one chemo tx because at the time I thought it had made her sick AND I understood the in...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
I have a 70 pound female English bulldog who I give Benadryl to daily for allergies but now she is having issues with alopecia and I was giving her melatonin for it just wanted to know if it's safe to give together.
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Behavior
ex: Separation Anxiety and also their digestive system? Any suggestion on what non-medicine (drugs) to give your pet to help calm them down with Separation Anxiety? Already have the Thundershirt.
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Skin & Coat
Then as the scales come off so does the hair. Can I apply hemp oil on these spots to help heal them? I'm wondering if it is eczema in dogs that is causing this. He sheds unmercifully but is active and eats his food. He has stopped taking walks..absol...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
I have 2 cats that I feed at my workplace and I am worried about fleas this summer. I live in Florida and it is hot already. I have tried to add a little vinegar to their water but they will not touch the water. I am not able to hold them. Any sugges...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
Dog she blows out dry air then sometimes sounds wet from nose much of the night at sleep time. IT'S SO BAD. Vets don't take it serious and really don't see anything or don't look much. One doctor said to complicated in the dog nose to see. It really ...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
I have a 22 year old cat that often spends a lot of time in the litter box, mostly sleeping. This is a relatively new occurrence. Additionally, she often does not make it to the litter box, and seems not to care that she doesn't, and will just urinat...
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updated 9 months ago
Category: Behavior
My year and a half old female calico cat came from a shelter and has settled into my home as my only pet. Problem is that she demands stimulation and attacks me to get it. I have play time at least three times per day, but she will follow me and atta...
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