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I have a senior chihuahua who is in the end-stages of CHF and is taking vetmedin, Enalapril, Lasix and hydrocodone. I would like to cut back on the hydrocodone and try CBD to see if I can give him some comfort. Are there any drug interactions, specifically with the vetmedin since it’s a calcium blocker?

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updated 1 week ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary

Had to vet has been on antibiotics and now lasix. Doesn't want to drank as much as usual .Acts like has problem with male parts. Fear may be slightly blockage or prostate trouble? Sometimes can't pee for short while needs instegated sometimes like baby.

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updated 1 week ago
Category: Vaccinations

My wife and I recently lost our cat to what we believe was a heart attack. To have a cat live with us for 8 years, then suddenly die without warning or symptom has been devastating. We want to get another kitten but are concerned the same thing might happen. From what I've read, it seems like it's unavoidable and if your cat is predisposed to have the disease, there's nothing that can be done. Is this the case? Any idea why this disease is so prevalent among cats?

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updated 3 weeks ago

He has heart murmurs and it's a category 3 so he's taking Pimobendan and I want to give him CBD oil but I'm not sure if they will work against eachother.

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updated 3 weeks ago
Category: Limbs & Bones
My girl just hatched gosling‘s on Thursday and one of the gosling’s has curled up feet and legs that move but cannot stand on. I’ve started on the B complex and niacin but have seen no improvement. The gosling is very healthy is eating and drinking but does not want to stand. Any ideas on what else I can do to help the baby?
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updated 1 month ago
She has been on steroids and bronchodialators for years. It seems the steroid (prednisilone) has stopped being effective. Can I just keep her on 1.25 mg terbutaline (bronchodilator) daily, without the added steroid?
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Miscellaneous
She has a collesped tracea and poops like 5 times a day with some blood in it. She sleeps all day but does eat good at night. She has two tumors and I know one of them is benign. Is it time to put her down?
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updated 1 month ago
Category: Skin & Coat

I put gulls and made a rap around his neck he is a deibetic and he’s blind chi is 12 years old still eating. Just don’t no what to do for him

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updated 2 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 2 months ago
Category: Immune System

My dog was anemic for months and it was determined that she wasn’t producing red blood cells. IBD was apparently the cause and she was prescribed Prednisone and Cyclosporine.

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 3 months ago
Category: Immune System

Possible kitty herpes. My Maine Coon has ongoing sinus infection with snoring, nasal discharge, lethargy.

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

She’s a female American Rottweiler that’s about 8 years old. I feel like I want to do something to save her but at the same time don’t want her to suffer.

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Behavior

Do you rescue turtles?

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updated 3 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

Rescued female chihuahua age 4-5, weighs 3 pounds and have had her for 3 years. Vet recommends having her spayed as a way to protect her in the future relative to other diseases. Please share your opinion also.

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updated 4 months ago
Category: Vaccinations

How do/can you keep track of all your animals for needed flea control, rabies, distemper, etc medications? Do you microchip them? My little Merlon Cocker Spaniel (10 years old) had skin cancer and it spread so quickly we had to euthanize him (July 2018) before it spread to his bones, which would have really caused him a lot of needless pain. What do you do in that sort of situation? Do you administer expensive chemotherapy with no assurance of any amelioration of it's condition, or do you euthanize it, knowing a cure is hopeless?

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updated 6 months ago
Category: Tumors & Cancer

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

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updated 6 months 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

Do you take surrendered animals?

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updated 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 months ago

I am very concern. Was refer to a specialist.

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updated 11 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Category: Vaccinations

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

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updated 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Category: Behavior
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