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updated 2 days ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

Advanced Tcc cancer - any alternative therapy that would be useful. Thank you

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updated 6 days ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

My dog has prostrate cancer TCC He is ailing . Both hind legs are swollen. Walking is becoming more difficult. Uses 3 legs. He has constant diarrhea and appetite loss. Ordered hemp oil from Charlotte’s Webb called Paws. Is it safe to give to him?

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Despite cleaning covered litter box 2x/daily & multiple rubberized litter mats around box, Coda (age 16) tracks litter under the dressers & bed. What can I do to keep the litter from

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Behavior

I have a dog that is a little aggressive. He likes children to munch on. He is a loving dog but the dog pound wants to put him to sleep and I love him to much. I have not trained him and when he runs away I am so scared that he will bit a child. I would love to find a good home for him. Thank you.

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Vaccinations

i am no longer able to care for my pet turtle and i need a shelter that takes in turtles. I have not found any yet but i was wonder if your shelter accepts turtles ?

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

My aunt was put in a nursing home & my uncle has 2 months to live dying of cancer. I can not take cats my husband is deathly allergic to cats.

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Do you take surrendered animals?

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior

Hi, Recently my cat who is about one year old had her second liter of kittens. They are coming on three weeks old. Yesterday, my cat was looking sick and her meow was crackly. Someone let her outside yesterday morning, and she hasn’t come back which is unusual considering the fact that she has 5 kittens here and whenever she goes outside is back within 1-2 hours. We have a littler cat who is a couple months old and who happens to be a kitten from her first liter. She got sick first, and was acting the same way her mom is acting now. I was just wondering if it was normal for a mom cat to leave her babies when she’s sick? And will she come back?

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Behavior
I have a husky and 2 other small dogs they all went over the neighbors and her dog was killed no one saw anything but my husky got blamed for it. I had to give him up because the cost to keeping him was too much I had to have within 3 days it was impossible. They said they would try to find a rescue to take him. Is there anyway a rescue would be able to help me out to get him back. He is a great dog and it hurts to have to let him go.
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updated 5 months ago

I've had multiple small dogs diagnosed with a heart murmur. Some have been given medication, some have not, but none seem to be actually affected by it. What is it, really, and is medication required always, sometimes, never?

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updated 5 months ago

I am very concern. Was refer to a specialist.

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updated 6 months ago
Category: Immune System

WHAT TREATMENTS DO YOU USE FOR YOUR FIP CATS? WE KNOW THIS IS ALMOST ALWAYS FATAL BUT WE ARE WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING FOR OUR BABY FOR MORE TIME...BUT NOT TO SUFFER. THE VET. IS TRYING TO BRING HIS BILIRUBIN DOWN. ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE WOULD BE APPRECIATED...THANK YOU...M J BERLING

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updated 6 months ago
Category: Immune System

One of my renter's cats, Blossom, tested positive for FeLV on a SNAP test at our Humane Society. She has 12 cats with exposure and I have 14. I had my vet send out the IFA test on Blossom and that came back negative. I also had 3 of my cats tested with the ELISA SNAP test and they were all negative. So here are my questions:

1. I know Blossom needs to be rechecked with both ELISA and IFA tests, but how many weeks from the first tests? Some articles say 1 month, some say 6 weeks, and another says 2 months. And the IFA test was done a week after the ELISA test. Is the retesting done the number of weeks after the ELISA or the IFA test date?

2. If I purchase the IDEXX SNAP tests online, will that negate any FeLV vaccine manufacturer's warranty, since I am not a licensed veterinarian purchasing the test kits? I am now wanting to follow the manufacturer's protocol of performing the test and giving the vaccines 3 weeks apart to receive their warranty in case any of my cats do still get FeLV even with the vaccine since the vaccines for FeLV are only perhaps 75% effective, so the manufacturer will pay the vet bills. I also want to get their warranty that if their vaccine causes FISS in the FeLV leg, they will pay any vet bills (I did have one cat get FISS in the rabies leg but didn't use the Purevax for life since the cat was older so had the old shots earlier in life which negated the warranty and that surgery cost me big bucks at UPenn but it has been a year without reoccurrence).

3. Do you know which manufacturer's FeLV vaccine has the highest percentage of cats which don't get infected after receiving the vaccine? I did read about one Zoetis one called Versifel, used in Europe, which was in the 90% range, but can't find that one used in the US.

Thank you.

Jean in NJ

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Vaccinations

I've read yearly shots aren't necessary or good.

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updated 7 months ago

the vet showed me an xray of my maltese shi tzu male who is 9 yrs old and the heart reaches from the top of the backbone down to the chest bone, is this enlarged? the vet gave me medication: "vetmedin chews"1.25 mgs - how big is a normal heart for a 9 yr old male maltese shi tzu and is the medication correct?

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

We are a family run restaurant in Florida--Recently one of our very good customers passed away, and we asked if we could make a donation to her favorite charity--We were told that DELTA was one of her favorites. We would like to know how to make a donation in her name.

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updated 7 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

About 2 to 3 weeks ago I took in a stray that was abandoned at one of my jobs. I took her to the vet. Just for a routine checkup and he determined that she had feline herpes as well as a small upper respiratory infection. He prescribed her an antibiotic and a pink medicine that was supposed to coat her throat. I mention to the doctor that she was unable to meow and that whenever she opened her mouth no sound came out and he explained that it could be a cause of the long-term feline herpes that she had and he was unsure how far down in her intestines the herpes have gone. Well, after finishing her medicines she is on the same diet since the day I brought her home and she still has constant diarrhea. Though she acts like she is feeling fine. I'm very curious on what could be causing this and if I should bring her into the vet and use my time and money on a physical exam or if I should just bring a stool sample into my vet and have them examine that just to cut straight to the chase. I appreciate your time and advise and I thank you for what you do with all of these animals may God bless you and all of those around you.

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updated 8 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

I took in a stray 5 years ago. I think she's 8-10 years old. She developed canine mammary tumors & I started her on Hemp Oil 3 weeks ago, as I can't afford surgery to remove tumor. She has lost her vision so I've cut back on giving her the Hemp. I now rub it on tumor. I was told diatomaceous earth could help her immune system so I let her lick a small amount & her demeanor changed to happy. This weekend there's a Rabies Clinic. Should I get her a rabies vaccine? She is outdoors. Sometimes raccoons or cats get into yard. Please help.

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updated 8 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

My pitt had two incisions to get neuter one Ball didn't drop.we took the cone off after 7 days, all looked well until today,april 4,9 days after surgery and he's really swollen, not much redness just swelling. his vet is closed and after hours said warm compress. I'm worried. What should I do?

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updated 10 months ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary

We have discovered the disease pretty late, but we already changed the food and I'm giving him fluids subcutaneously. He almost doesn't eat anything, constipated, lost a lot of his weight, does not respond to appetite stimulant. Regular vets say "it's the end of the road", but I wonder how do YOU, in DELTA, treat cats in these conditions. Do you just watch them go? Dying from hunger? You're my last hope for any advice from people who CARE!

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updated 10 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 10 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

My four year old cat has developed a food allergy. He has been to the vet who practices homeopathic medicine. She told me to stop giving him chicken and dosed him with rus tox 1M. He improved within 24 hours. I fear he is also now allergic to fish (canned) which comprises a large part of his diet because it has flared up again. He was feral till he was 4 months old and still won't let me hold him. Even getting him to the vet is torture. My cats eat only wet, no dry food. My vet is no longer available and choices of vets are limited in my area. I had more of the rus tox but can't get him to sit still to dose him. Have no one to help. I need three hands. What can I do? Any suggestions would be welcome.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Immune System

I wrote about my cat that has FIV and I have no place to isolate him. I have 3 other cats and all are indoor. Does your facility take these cats? If not, can you tell me who might?

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior

I got my Yorky at seven weeks old, and he slept in his room in his bed just fine, now he is four months old, and the last month or so all he does is bark and whine, when I put him in his room to go to bed , he finally stops after I go to bed! how do I get him to stop?

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Immune System

I have 3 other cats. This was a stray that I have had for one month and just found out it has the virus. I can't isolate him because my home is too small and all the cats are indoor cats. I need help.

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Our neighbor abandoned their cat when they moved. We took it to the vet to be neutered and found out he is FIV+. We already have 2 cats and 2 dogs and are moving to a place that only allows 2 pets

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 11 months ago
Category: Behavior

my husband died & daughter moved in with 3 cats...about 4 months ago...I have 2 cat's..both about 10 yrs. old..we have introduced them very slowly. Until about 2 weeks ago he was friendly with the female, they even played so we can't figure out why he is attacking her now?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Neurological

Do you think that CBD oil can help a kitten with FIP ( non wet) type? If so, how many MLG of what strength.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

Our 18 month old lab attacked our maltese last night, severely wounding him. He is in ICU and may lose both eyes and has a punctured main artery. He almost bled to death. Our lab has bitten all of us, including two children not in our family. Zeus I a beautiful dog, very friendly and obedient, but unpredictably territorial. we can't even board him now because he growls and shows teeth to anyone but me. I love this dog, but I can't keep him because I fear he will attack my kids and other dog again. I don't know what to do.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Behavior

My 10 year old cat hates for her back to be touched. Lately she has started to bite and lick the area. She has flakes of shin in her hair near her tail. Could it just be dry skin or an allergy?

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

Trying CO Q-10, cannabis, and vitaminn C to save his eye

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
Rowdy is approximately 14 years old; has been with me 13. About 2 years ago, he began losing weight. He's short-haired, probably Labrador mix. He was weighing 60-65 lbs. but is probably closer to 55 now. He's been wormed annually in June. He gets immunization shots (5-1) and rabies shots. He lives on 1-acre with me, 2 horses, 3 chihuahuas, a pit bull, a shepherd mix and a Catahoula Cur, none of whom are off the property except for rabies shots or injuries. Although he has maintained his appetite, there's no "meat" on his bones. He has lost strength in his hindquarters, although he is still able to rise, lope off and "hold his own" among the other dogs. He gets 1 or 2 cans of Purina Pro Plan dog food each morning and I'm experimenting with high-calorie supplements. His urination and bowel movements are regular and he does not drink an extraordinary amount of water (admittedly, he is not observed every minute of the day and has free access to both dry kibble and water). Other than a veterinarian's exam, can I do anything else to promote healthy weight gain?
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updated 1 year 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 passing traffic sounds. We’ve tried natural anti-anxiety drops, trazodone and nothing has helped. What can we do?

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updated 1 year 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 am not sure how well she handles going potty but she eats well. Neighbors someone asked her to dog-sit and then never came back and are not returning her calls. Neighbor cannot afford much veterinary care. Any suggestions?

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updated 1 year 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. Thank y’all for all you do for our fur babies!!!

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 1 year 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 take care of this? She takes NexGuard and HeartGuard monthly as well.
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updated 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Will a cat have to have surgery if it cannot get rid of a hairball

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updated 1 year 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 nutro ultra. Prednisone 10 mg 2x day, milk thistle 175 mg 2x day, synoviG4, And doxycycline 100 mg 2x day Help Maintain, but do not cure, the problem mainly with bulbous nose and red-pink gums. She has great gums, teeth with brushing and zymox gel otherwise, no swelling, absessed teeth.. Azathioprine 50 mg 1x day worked great but significantly raised her liver values. Should we try chlorambucil (cyclosporin)?

Thanks,

Stephen gran Palatine, il

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updated 1 year 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 science diet I’d what else can I do

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updated 1 year 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 seresto collar and put on when we walk and take off when he is at home? We have never used the collar before.

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updated 1 year ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

What brands are the best if there are any that fit this question?

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