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Category: Vaccinations

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

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updated 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 3 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 3 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Category: Behavior
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updated 4 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 4 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 4 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
Category: Kidney & Urinary
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updated 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth

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

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updated 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition
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updated 7 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous

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

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updated 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
Category: Diet & Nutrition

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

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updated 8 months 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. Do you have any insight regarding the use of both in dogs? We are currently without many treatment options given her stage, and are focusing on management and keeping her as comfortable and healthy for as long as possible.

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updated 8 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 town and the Vet "would not begin treatment without payment for services rendered". So, my son called me back and I provided my credit card for payment of $337.62, for them to "put my dog on IV fluids and a load dose of phenobartital(?sp)".However, when I arrived back in town at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, I noticed no IV bag attached to the IV cathater and asked ,how long off? To my shock and dismayed, Dr. informed me she "had not been on IV fluids...had a fever of 104,...that's why on metal floor of kennel...no mat..." I insisted and requested IV fluid and pain medication Within less than 2 hours fever reduced to 102, my dog's breathing was visible and she blinked her eyes when I petted her. That Vet was clearly not caring and my plan was for stablization (fluids for severe dehydration, anti seizure medication so that I could transport my puppy to her regular doctor who cared about her. So, contacted her doctor and she made it through the night(blood work from noncaring Vet revealed blood cell counts "all normal, only way outside of normal range was indication of level of dehydration". Is there anything other than comfort care (continued IV fluids, anti-seizure medication and pain mefication, oh and "her glucose reading indicating very low", so that Rx)that can or should be done to reduce her discomfort? All that the non-caring Vet had her on before my arrival was "valium to calm her after third seizure when she arrived Monday". I am not asking about euthnasia like those individuals at non-caring Vet suggested. Something to reduce the torture and trauma from 18 hours of no fluids, 3 seizures. Regular Doctor is caring her now and she is not as comatose appearing as she was when I arrived yesterday at 6:00 pm.

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updated 8 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 8 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 a 11 year old chihuahua. I've tried coconut oil before baths, medicated shampoos, oil and vitamins in his food. Can this be food related? He is not the best eater but I do give him gourmet treats like apple smoked dog sausage, sweet potato wrapped in duck. Lately I've been feeding him eggs to improve his coat. My vet has run out of ideas...
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updated 9 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 9 months ago
Category: Miscellaneous
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updated 10 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 , till he realized he was goin home ! 3 months ago I went to my brothers funeral to come back to the vet calling me n telling me he past away n they didnt know what happened ! I am sooooo heart broken without him !! He's the only dog I made sure was vaccinated! Other dogs I did not vaccinate n they lived a long life!
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updated 10 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 so she can go in and out or do you have other recommendations I do not want to give her up over this

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updated 10 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 house and 200 in foster homes. I am also curious as to which distributors you use for vaccines, HW and Flea/Tick prevention. I was just hired and have a lot to do! Any advise you can provide me would be appreciated. Thank you so much!

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updated 11 months ago
Category: Eyes and Teeth
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updated 11 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 11 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 11 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 show much of anything. She is taking Prednisone along with an array of meds to keep her out out pain and to stop anything that happened. This is the hardest desicion of my life and I desperately need an MRI to at least know whats causing her half paralysis. Least the next step will be easier. Please Help!

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