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If you have a pet, you will inevitably end up at a veterinary clinic. Whether it's to have your new puppy dewormed, your kitten declawed or your pet spayed or neutered -- or an unplanned trip to see an emergency veterinarian -- you'll need to find a vet to do the job.

What a Veterinarian Does

A good veterinarian is more than just a source of pet medicine for a sick animal; they also vaccinate against rabies and other pet diseases, treat wounds, complete surgical procedures and inform pet owners on everything from feeding to breeding pets. A vet doesn't only save the day when your pet is sick or injured; they help maintain your pet's good health with regular checkups. A good vet can also recommend discount pet medicine that can be just as effective as brand-name versions.

Many people don't realize that veterinarian medicine and human health care are closely related. Veterinarians helped research treatments for malaria and yellow fever as well as develop surgical maneuvers like hip replacement that are now common for humans. Both humans and pets gain from the knowledge that veterinarians provide from their observations.

The majority of veterinarians work with small animals, so you don't need to distinguish between a cat veterinarian and a dog veterinarian specialist. However, there are some vets who specialize in horse care or work exclusively with large animals or livestock, and still others who are involved in pet food safety and inspection. These vets often work at the federal level; they examine food processing facilities and ensure that food quality is up to government standards.

Online Veterinary Advice

Today, many people search for pet health answers by looking for an online veterinarian or pet website to get further information. You should always consult with your veterinarian for serious health issues regarding your pet. Ask their opinion about treatments or medicines you read about online. If you don't have a vet, you can also find information on veterinarians in your area and decide which one is best for you. While you may be able to find veterinarians online, you should only take the advice of one with the proper credentials who has physically examined and knows the full health history of your pet.

If you're thinking about becoming a veterinarian, you should know that it's not a glamorous job. Most vets work long hours in a noisy workplace and have to deal with upset pet owners daily. If they treat livestock, they may have to work outdoors in any weather condition or in potentially unsanitary situations. There is always the threat of getting bitten or scratched while tending to the needs of a pet. While they are paid well for their knowledge and services, choosing to become a pet veterinarian is truly a labor of love.

Posted by Kailah on August 06,2012 at 09:22 AM
My hamster's mouth got stuck on its cage and once she finally pulled off she was bleeding. I took her out and examined her mouth to see where the blood was coming from but i didnt find the source. Once i put her back in her cage she started shaking and making these hiccup type noises. This all happened last night and this morning she still is making the noises but shes stopped bleeding and shes moving around more. Should i rush her to an emergency vet?
Posted by mia on July 21,2011 at 03:21 PM
my dog chowed a lid off triple antibiotic oitment and might of licked some. can she be really really sick by it? ihope not cause well i love her but can someone tell me if she will be ok or not.
Posted by Stefanie on December 29,2010 at 04:40 AM
Can a dog get hair loss from too much flea meds? If so what should I do about the hair loss and his fleas?
Posted by Heather on December 20,2010 at 02:12 PM
My hamster has dry patches on his back, and has recurring scabs. The scabs are small and flake off quickly, but he does seem to be itching a bit more than usual. He is 4 months old, has had no recent changes in bedding or food, and is kept in a cage that is cleaned regularly (once a week). His activity level has not changed, but he does seem to scratch more now than in the past. As recommended by an employee of a local pet store, we put Neosporin on the affected areas by applying with a Q-tip, but he just cleans it off shortly after, so we have not tried that approach again. Is there any advice you can give to help alleviate his itching?
Posted by questionperson on December 18,2010 at 09:42 PM
my cat ran into my car today and her tail got shut in the door. Now, she is walking gingerly on her back legs and her tail is bent right on the tip. she is dragging it on the ground. please help! what happened?
Posted by Sierra on December 18,2010 at 01:31 PM
I have a white Labrador Retriever who is 3 years old. She has a red spot on her left hind leg. It almost looks like a hot spot, except the fur seems to be red instead of the skin. Its sensitive, She licks and bites it, but she doesn't like me to handle it very much. Should I treat it like a hot spot or could it be something else?
Posted by Whitney on December 13,2010 at 10:02 PM
My 2 1/2 Month Puppy Was Trying To Play With A Bigger Dog, And The Dog Didn't Wanna Play So It Attacked My Puppy. It Bit My Pup 10 Times 5 Was On The Head, But I Got 9 Of Them Better, Because They Were Just A Little Cut. But The 10th One Is On Her Neck And Not Healing. Last Night It Like Busted Opened, And Blood Like Stuff Came Out my Dad Thinks Its Puss, It Was A lot Of Puss Too So I Gave Her A Bath.. Before She Would Wine If We Touch Her Neck Now She Don't Wine If We Touch it, My Dad Felt Her Neck And He Thought It Was A Pocket Of Puss In Her Neck, And I Don't Know What To Do This Is The Runt Of 11 Puppies And Is My Favorite One And Would Hate To See Her Die, She Is Weak. She Is Eating Regularly. Im Trying To Save Up The Money To Bring Her To The Vet, But Im Afraid Its Gonna Be Too Late Bye The Time I Get The Money Please Help.! She Is Black Lab And Springer Spaniel Mixed
Posted by Crystal on December 11,2010 at 02:15 PM
My brown chihuahua has two small white bumps on her, almost like white heads. She has one on her elbow and a longer one on her neck   and the part that is touching her skin is black the the rest is white. About a year ago, she had a really tiny one on the back of her ear, but it's completely gone it went a way on it's own. What are they?
Posted by Sam on December 09,2010 at 10:49 PM
For the past two days my 3 year old cat has been breathing very fast and heavy and his eyes are glassy. I'm worried it might be something serious, Please help!
Posted by Sammie on December 09,2010 at 06:47 PM
Whom it may concern, Recently I just bought a Boxer puppy at 8 weeks old. Well, she's 10 weeks old now, and I had some friends come over for a visit, Mimi(the Boxer) was attempting to climb on my friend's leg and pushed at her head to get her off, she then left to pounce on her rawhide bone that was a bit smaller than herself. About five or ten minutes later she started limping, yelping when ever she applied weight so she rear left leg. Is it possible she jumped sprained or pinched a nerve? My friend pushed her back, but she wasn't yelping at the time it happened, so I'm not sure he did so. Should I charge him for maybe harming her, or wait? What should my next step be? -Sammie.
Posted by Jessica on December 09,2010 at 12:46 PM
I am taking care of my brothers dog who is a 6 years old and a golden retriever. Apparently he has been limping before I started taking care of him, but he limps when he gets up from sleeping. I tried to massage his leg and palpate his hip to see if his hip is dislocated but I didn't notice anything unusually and he doesn't yelp when I touch and massage his leg. He still wants to play and go for walks and when its time to come inside he doesn't want to. After he walks for a while, he doesn't limp as bad. What can I do? Do you think its arthritis? I'm trying to get an appointment with a vet close to my house.
Posted by Summer Smith on December 18,2010 at 01:17 PM
Of course I am not a vet, and you should double check with the vet, but I would agree with your assumption. I also have a golden retriever that is almost 12 years old. He has done the same thing for a long time now and our vet told us it was arthritis.
Posted by KRISTEN on December 08,2010 at 03:35 PM
ive been doing research and i think the reason my cats keep dying is because the have parvovirus ive been trying to save them i just found out the have this plz help me
Posted by anon on January 04,2011 at 03:01 PM
cats can't catch the parvovirus. it's only spread between dogs
Posted by Jessica on December 07,2010 at 05:47 PM
I am taking care of my brothers dog who is a 6 years old and a golden retriever. Apparently he has been limping before I started taking care of him, but he limps when he gets up from sleeping. I tried to massage his leg and palpate his hip to see if his hip is dislocated but I didn't notice anything unusually and he doesn't yelp when I touch and massage his leg. He still wants to play and go for walks and when its time to come inside he doesn't want to. After he walks for a while, he doesn't limp as bad. What can I do? Do you think its arthritis? I'm trying to get an appointment with a vet close to my house.
Posted by Taylor on December 30,2010 at 02:55 PM
Well this could be a sign of lime disese.They normally loose ability in their legs.Talk to a vet for meds.
Posted by Victoria Frazier on December 02,2010 at 03:19 AM
I have a 6 week old Yorkie Puppy, and he is very sick. Lethergic, has gray gums, cold to the touch, inside of ears are gray, can't walk, is urinating on himself, no poop yet at all, he is drinking water, he is kept in the house, and his brother is fine and they go everywhere together. What can I do, I am afraid he will die before I can get him to the vet in the next 6 hours? It is 2a.m. here where I am, and there is no 24 hour VETS in my home town of Paris, Texas. I need help please.... If I can keep him alive until morning he will be at the vet..... PLEASE HELP ME ASAP......
Posted by kristen on December 08,2010 at 03:37 PM
it sounds like the puppy have parvo keep it away from the other one cause it may spread to it haope it helps
Posted by malissa on November 26,2010 at 03:00 PM
my mini schnuacher that had a litter of six puppys 3 weeks ago and started bleeding this week is that normal or is there something wrong..the puppys are part che wa wa
Posted by Samantha on November 21,2010 at 02:50 PM
My cat is 14 years old and she does not like other cats but about a month about there was another cat outside and now she is really fat at her belly. do you have any idea what that could be?
Posted by Meg on November 18,2010 at 03:31 PM
My cat won't eat and if she doesn't by herself in a few hours she's going to get put to sleep my mom and dad said. HELP!!!!! I can't get her to eat!!!
Posted by Tim on November 17,2010 at 11:27 AM
I have several Great Pyrenees puppies that have some hair missing in places on their with the hair missing on part of its foot...what is the best medicine to use to correct this?
Posted by Alicia on November 14,2010 at 06:49 PM
HELP!!!! my cat just got attacked by my dog. it's nose cartilage is completely caved in causing blood in the eyes and through the nose passage way. it seems to have difficulity breathing but can still breathe without opening its mouth. we're unable to take it to emergency care due to the vet being out of town. wondering what home care we could do to take care of it temporarly till we can seek emergency care.
Posted by mishscrom on November 11,2010 at 06:41 PM
my terrier mix suddendly this evening began shaking and won't walk. when i try to pick her up she yelps. she is very shaky and hesitant to move. any thoughts? no vet available tonight
Posted by Gail on November 07,2010 at 08:09 AM
Does anyone know why my female puppy Jack Russell terrier smells? I bathed her with antibacterial soap and vinegar but she still smells after a few days. Also, she hops away when we try to get her to go outside on the leash, is that a game she's playing?
Posted by Nicole on November 06,2010 at 11:53 AM
Im pretty sure my dog has a ear infection. he keeps rubbing his ear and shaking his head. the canal itself is clean but is getting red from him digging . I was wondering what i can do in the meantime until i get him to the vet o n monday?
Posted by JONATHAN on November 03,2010 at 10:29 PM
I gave some chicken to my dog ealer this day..but after i gaved it 2 her she started 2 feel sick..she started 2 feel hot,weak, stomach pain,sad,and wanted to throw up but she cant ..I need help i love my dog so much could u plz help me...
Posted by Kate on November 01,2010 at 03:49 PM
my 5 month old german shepherd/ black lab mix is having trouble with house training. it feels like we have hit a wall... also she has had a small amount of blood in her urine, but its only at night and no other time. can something be wrong? also how do i crate train? i feel horrible putting her in there. she is afraid to go in the kitchen unless she is eating.
Posted by Leo on October 31,2010 at 10:16 AM
I have a 4 month old male shu zu. he has been vomiting clear spit. today hew was trying to vomit and could not he lost his balance and fell over tryied to get up and he fell over again then he just laid there trying to vomit. he was acting like he was chocking. what is wrong with him. he is not acting like a puppy any more.
Posted by Megan on November 02,2010 at 07:20 PM
I am sorry but I have no idea but out of my many dogs only one of them has had the same problem and I was worried so I took him to the vet and they gave him antibiotics so I would highly advise to see a vet ASAP
Posted by Errin on October 27,2010 at 11:09 PM
Hi! Two nights ago i came home from work and my female cat (3 months old) hurt her paw somehow. It's very swollen and she still isn't able to put any pressure on it. Is there anything you could advise to make the swelling go down a little bit?
Posted by liseth on October 25,2010 at 07:25 PM
Ii have a 3week old female chiahuahua mix. She has 2 swollen paws, but they are not sensitive to touch and she seems healthy . what is wrong with her paw?
Posted by Nancy Waters on October 24,2010 at 02:30 PM
I have a female mixed breed( appears to be a golden retriever/border collie mix)12-yr old dog weighing 55 lbs. Last week she was limping a tiny bit, had sort of a fruity breath, was frequently licking her lips, appeared to be much more fatigued than normal and was taking about 5 breaths to every one breath of our other dog, who is 10 yrs old. I took her to the vet who did physicial exam, and ordered labs and xrays. The labs were normal and the xrays showed what appeared to be something in the lungs, possibly a severe infection or cancer metastacized from some other organ. The organs in the xray didn't appear to have any abnormalities. She was prescribed Rimidyl and Cephalexin. After 24 hrs she wasn't improving and limping had increased dramatically. Took her back to vet who did heart worm and lyme disease test. These were negative. Another xray was taken and vet said the lungs still appeared to have something in them, may or may not be cancer, and said the heart appeared to be slightly enlarged which the vet said isn't unusual in older dogs. No explanation for the limping or the fruity breath. Now, she has been taking antibiotic and Rimidyl for 3 days and is breathing worse, and the limping has increased dramatically to the degree she can barely walk. She definitely seems in distress. The only other thing to mention is that about 5-6 months ago she was limping slightly. Physical exam occurred and lab tests were ordered, and the only thing out of the ordinary was a glucose of around 25. Glucose was normal a few days ago. Do you have any idea what could be going on with her?
Posted by taylor on December 30,2010 at 02:59 PM
well my 2 dogs died from these symptoms,it could be that there is fluid in their lungs,or possibly kindey failure.
Posted by gabrielle on October 24,2010 at 05:07 AM
my hamster has been sneezing alot latly, her one eye is stuck closed (almost like pink eye) and when i looked at her (not wet tail) but there is a little bit of white discharge coming out of her vag yet there not suppossed to be in heat yet? what can i do for her, i dont want to lose her, she eats but is losing weight. what is wrong and what can i do?
Posted by Megan on November 02,2010 at 07:24 PM
I can ony tell u what would help the eye and that's to put a slightly warmed wet facecloth on her eye and I might advise u to take her to the vet
Posted by Natalie on October 23,2010 at 08:30 PM
I need help my chihuahua shitzu mix has fowl breath, teeth loss, and she keeps getting a big cut in the same place under her chin. today she through up and there was some blood in it. i need to know whats wrong with her and if its serious i cant afford to go to the vet if its nothing major.
Posted by debbie on December 20,2010 at 06:48 PM
Sounds like an abcessed tooth to me and it can be very painful if not treated take her to the vet.
Posted by noreen on October 20,2010 at 01:36 PM
my son(2) slid off the bed and onto a kitten(christopher columbus) my son weighs35lbs columbus is 10wks old- he was laying there blood came out of his mouth and nose, i cleaned him up and checked for broken bones/ribs-none that i could feel and i was listening to see if he screamed at being touched he just wanted to get down- no more sneezing/coughing up blood except the first time, now he's just laying/sleeping he's not playing at all, he does move, he just fed from mom(midnight) a few minutes ago and went back to sleep- will he be ok, i don't have any money for a vet visit right now- could he be "stunned"?
Posted by Megan on November 03,2010 at 09:01 PM
PLEASE READ VERY IMPORTANT. OK I just told my local vet about ur problem and I'm really sorry to say but blood from the face meen BRAIN DAMAGE SO GET COLOMBUS TO THE VET ASAP it will probably be un reversable
Posted by Megan on November 02,2010 at 07:31 PM
Ok this might see wierd but not that long ago my dog knocked over a table and it fell on my kitten and I took her to the vet after a week and her lungs were shaken and she didn't need antibiotics but I had to try and move her as little as posable so I would try not to move Columbus to much until u can get him to a vet because my kitty didn't cough blood so you might have a different case
Posted by maria on October 19,2010 at 07:53 PM
My dog is pregnant she is 63 days due on monday, but theres just so many things that I wonder if she is ready early. She is a chihuahua and is having 5 puppies. I checked her temp today early afteroon was 98.9 then 7pm 100f. So I have been keeping a close eye out on her. She ate like 2 bites of food and nothing since. She had little bit of shaking for while, she been sleeping alot was more to herself, but now she just curled up. Her belly was tight tighter then usual, from other times. I have no idea what a contraction is suppose to look like or anything so I never know. She has been kinda grunting almost as if a little uncomfortable. I calleed the vet and not much info but if she isnt eating or drinking call, but she hardly does today one or two bites, she been licking herself alot, i dont know . help?
Posted by Debbie on December 20,2010 at 06:52 PM
Heres an idea dont breed your dog if you dont know anything about the process.
Posted by Anne on October 20,2010 at 12:49 AM
Could also be brastion hix. Brastion hix; are faulse contractions (minnie contractions) most animals and humans get when they are still a ways away from labor.
Posted by Anne on October 20,2010 at 12:46 AM
Shes more than likey going into labor. Just keep an eye on here feel her stomach to make sure you can feel the babys moving and she should be fine. However; she may have to get a seasection depending on the size of the babys. If you notice anything coming out watch and make sure none of the puppies get stuck. If that happens call the vet ASAP; Also if you can't feel the babies moving call the vet and let him/her know. . You can always give her a warm bath this may help her not be so tence, even a nice pillow works sometimes. Good luck
Posted by Audra on October 18,2010 at 01:28 AM
Tiny 3 pound, 4 month old Sheltie puppy. Got her at 3 1/2 months old. Been to vet 3 times already. Wormed and totally vaccinated. Also on Sentinal covers worms, heart worm, parasites, and fleas. Except tapeworm. NO possible way she could be pregnant. Tonight she was sleeping on her side and her belly was moving very strangly. Looked like something was alive in there and moving around. Almost looked as if she was pregnant. But NO possible way. When I grabbed one of the lumps it was still moving. Has had 2 fecals and both were negative for anything. Im totally perplexed. What could this be. Of course Im worried amd will be going to the vet tomorrow for the 4th time. But was wondering if anyone had any idea what this could be. Could she have tapeworms? Could they be seen from outside the body? Could this just be her food digesting and moving through her intestines? Thanks so much. God Bless! Tiny Sheltie mom in Cincy.
Posted by Elena on October 17,2010 at 10:50 AM
Hi, Im an 11-year old girl that has a big goal and dream on becoming a veterinarian. At my school, we have to do a project on what we want to be when we grow up, of course I chose veterinarian. I searched on the web all sorts of uestiosn, but I only got up to a paragraph long, it needs to be 2 pages. So i'm wondering if you could answer these few questions? What type of education do I need to become a veterinarian? Is a veternarian white collar or blue? What Salary is expected? What Lifestyle is expected? What exams to I need to take? What Sacrifices might I have to make in order to obtain this job? Thank you for your time. I really need these to get answered, Its due tomorrow. :/
Posted by Helen on October 15,2010 at 02:50 PM
Hi there, my friend got bit by a 4 month old tiger at the Zoo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Can tigers get hepatitis A, B or C and if so can they transfer it to humans by biting them?
Posted by Chris on October 14,2010 at 04:11 PM
I found a blue parakeet in my front yard. I put him in a bird cage with food and water. 30 minutes later he started to eat then fell asleep on the food tray. I am wondering if that is normal behavior. Is the bird comfortable in his surroundings. I put the cage in my kitchen on the counter by a window. He looks a little puffy too.
Posted by Elena on October 17,2010 at 10:54 AM
Well Maybe, he was starving and ate so mucht hat he got puffy and took a nap. o_o how is he now?
Posted by Michael Paz on October 13,2010 at 09:21 PM
Hello, my puppy has an eye infection. His eyes are red, itchy, and it looks swollen. Also it looks as if there are eye boogers coming out color green and very teary eyed. Please help im not sure what to do I dont have a vet at the moment please reply asap. I would really appreciate it!!!
Posted by Cassandra Paz on October 13,2010 at 09:19 PM
Posted by Anne on October 20,2010 at 12:57 AM
If it's green discharge, more than likely infection. Antibiotics may be needed. See the tractor/farm stores for that. Be very careful, ask tons of questions. First try my first comment. As I always say taking him to the vet would be the optimal choice, but money is tight now days. Try looking for reduced cost vet clinics around your area.
Posted by Anne on October 20,2010 at 12:41 AM
Your dog could have gotten into something that he was sensetive to. Try using a warm wet wash cloth and pressing it on his eyes, holding for a couple minutes. The key is to keep the wask cloth warm and not too soaking wet. If there is any debre in his eyes that will draw it out. Do this for a couple days if this dosn't work see a vet asap. You can also give him asprin for pain. and there is an eye ointment that you can buy at most tractor supply stores. Good Luck
Posted by Shaira Gonzalez on October 12,2010 at 09:17 PM
i have a 3 year old dog that wont eat anything nor drink ! its been two days & we took him to an animal hospital for emergancy but they said nothing was wrong with his stomich.. i dont know what to do.. how long can he last without eating or drinking?? he is normally very active but right now he doesnt bark nor play around like he used to! what is wrong??
Posted by ggarden23 on October 11,2010 at 03:42 PM
ggarden23 posted: I have 6 dogs. About a year ago, the belly skin one of the dogs started turning from pink to black. I took her to my local vet. He said she had developed a hypothyroid condition, and then gave me 5mg Socoxone (could be Socoxove) for her to take on a daily basis. Now, I have 2 more dogs whose belly skin is turning black. It seems rather odd that 3 of 6 dogs have developed a hypothyroid condition at the same general time. Is there something else that would cause a pink belly to turn black besides a hypo thyroid? I have had the dogs since their birth. They are now 9 & 10 years old. I feed them Retriever Mini Chunks (a proprietary Tractor Supply Company product) and have done so for the past 8 years. Thanks!
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:32 PM
Hyperpigmentation of the skin can be caused by endocrine disease like adrenal and thyroid conditions, however, as pets age (just like people) their skin can develop areas of patchy hyperpigmentation. If the skin looks healthy and the pet has no other appreciable symptoms, I would not worry about it. If there are active skin lesions (irritated, flaky, thickened, crusts) then I would recommend an exam. Chronic skin allergies and inflammatory conditions can also lead to skin cells producing extra melanin. The underbelly is usually where we see natural hyperpigmentation most commonly. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Rhonda Wood on October 09,2010 at 07:17 PM
My 11 year old male chihuahua had several tumors on his abdomen for years. In May, our vet told us it was a lipoma and needed to be removed. He had surgery but we had trouble getting him to stop bleeding (it took over a week). The vet told us it was actually a liposarcoma. Now, after five months, it has regrown to the size of a grapefruit. It displaces his penis and drags the ground. Is there any treatment we can do rather than or in addition to surgery that will destroy this tumor?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:37 PM
For an invasive lipoma, surgical excision is the only option. Palliative radiation can slow growth, but can cost upwards of 7,000 - so that doesn't really make sense. If it affects mobility or causes him discomfort, I would suggest surgery. A good surgeon should know how to control bleeding. I would get a second opinion and consider a referral to a board certified surgeon instead of a regular vet. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Vanessa on October 09,2010 at 04:17 AM
my puppy was attacked, he was bit on his eye, ear and neck. at first he was swolen on his bite marks then they went away now the swelling came back but moved form the back of his head to the side what should I do or can do to make him better? he eats, peas, poops every usual thing except today he only drunk his water.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:35 PM
Bite wounds often develop pockets where fluid can build up. It usually moves towards gravity. If the bote wounds were contaminated, infection may develop with build-up of pus within these pockets. When this happens, the area tends to look inflamed and may be warm or uncomfortable to the touch. If there is a lot of fluid accumulation, antibiotics, flushing of the wounds and placement of a drain may be required. At least antibiotics. Warm packing the areas with a warm wash cloth to encourage drainage and circulation can help with the healing process as well. Good luck. Dr. Baxter
Posted by Samantha on October 08,2010 at 09:32 PM
my 12 wk old puppy is really sick. we think he may have parvo but can't afford to take him to the vet until next week when my husband gets paid. What can I do to get him to eat and drink? A friend of ours suggested mixing a little beer in his water, she said it kills internal parasites. Is it okay to give him beer? Please help, I just want to keep him alive until we can afford to take him to the vet.
Posted by myself on October 19,2010 at 10:00 AM
Okay you need to get your dog to the vet seriously quick, even if you CANT pay for it right now. You will lose your dog, because we had to treat my dog when she had parvo for so long and she lived through it. and if you dont go, your dog wont. not TRYING to scare you, but seriously, its the facts. and i have no clue about beer? you cannot make your dog eat. your dog also might have heart worms.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:39 PM
No beer. This will not kill parasites and will intoxicate the pet. Force feeding by syringe is an option, but if feeding the pet leads to vomiting, then you are making it worse. You need to find a vet that will offer you some donated medication and fluids if funds are a problem. These puppies rarely survive if they don't get support every day. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by KobesMAMA on October 06,2010 at 05:11 PM
While washing my 1yr old with Whitening Shampoo I got some in his eye and now his eye is shut. What do I do?
Posted by Elena on October 17,2010 at 10:56 AM
Get some cold water and rinse his eye out.
Posted by Tikky on October 05,2010 at 09:25 PM
I have a one month old fish that suddenly got black spots on him. I read on a website that it was probably ammonia so i changed his water. then all of a sudden he starts acting funny. He floats at the top of the tank and sits at the bottom, acting really tired and weak.... Help?
Posted by laura on October 04,2010 at 11:37 PM
my horse has a swollen eye lid and ive been cleaning it and putting eye stuff in and its not clearing what can i do?
Posted by Jeanna on September 30,2010 at 01:09 PM
My dog is 11 years old,. He throws up a brown very foul smelling vomit about 1 to 3 times a month then he eats a ton and continues to throw up. He can go a few weeks without throwing up but general it is a few times a month. The vet said he had a "small stomach" but had no other info. Please help!
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:42 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about 1-3x/month. If it becomes more frequent, or if he develops weight loss, diarrhea, decreased appetite or lethargy, I would be concerned. Try splitting up his meals into smaller, more frequent ones or put half of his food in obstacle toys that require he work to get it out. You can find these online or at pet stores. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by procy on September 29,2010 at 08:46 PM
hi, i have a hamster born on august 12 and his eye is poping out or something and we tried to bring him to the pet store and they said it might just be infected and said we should bring them to the vet but i wanted to try asking first what is wrong but he eats a little now but other then that hes fine so i was just wondering if maby u have an idea of what it might be or what medication u could suggest or what we should do. Thank-You
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:46 PM
The eye popping out can be from a traumatic episode or something growing behind the eye - a mass, an abscess, etc. Tooth root infections are common in rodents and can cause this symptom. I would have him examined by a vet. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Buddy on September 29,2010 at 05:56 PM
My kitten (Buddy) is about 5-6 months old. For the past week, he has developed a foul odor in his mouth that smells somewhat sour. There's also, from what I assume, mucus surrounding his lips. I wipe it off but eventually the "mucus" surrounds his lip again. He has a loss of appetite which probably contributes to his loss of energy. Occasionally, he would be his normal self and run around and play, but then eventually he'd stop and lay down or sleep for more than his usual hours of sleep. Interestingly, we found another kitten who has the same foul smell in his mouth. I had to give it away though, but during the time he was with us, I think Buddy might have caught something from him... Please help! I just want to know if my kitten has any possibly infection, disease, etc. because I know he's sick. I am going to bring him to the vet, but I can only do so on Sat since I have school and work.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on October 12,2010 at 03:28 PM
Kittens often contract viral infections that cause lesions in the mouth - oral ulcers and tonsillitis. These viruses are Herpes or calicivirus. They are incurable. We regularly vaccinate for these diseases, but pets are often infected before they have the chance to be vaccinated especially if they did not get enough natural immunity from mom. I recommend that he be examined - a vet should look inside his mouth for lesions. Antibiotics and sometimes steroids can be used to help with specific lesions especially if they have a secondary bacterial or inflammatory component. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Rebecca on September 30,2010 at 10:35 AM
Hi, I have a cat that we rescued off the street last summer and he has been showing the exact same symptoms that you described. I have seen him get sick before and he usually curls up in a corner for a day or two till he gets better but this time he seems a little worse and he has the same foul smelling mucus dripping from his mouth since yesterday. I have not been able to get him to eat or drink almost at all (he may have had 1 bite of food yesterday) I have no way to bring him to a vet, I just don't have the money...and I am very very worried about him. If you do get an answer or any news as to what this might be or if there is anybody reading this that knows a bit about cats please let me know. Thank you!
Posted by Shannon on September 28,2010 at 12:51 PM
My cat just turned 5 years old. Previously, I was feeding him Purina Cat Chow (will not be doing this in the future). He has been constipated for at least 7 days. Tuesday, September 21st was the last day I believe he had a bowel movement. Wednesday and Thursday, he meowed while attempting to go the washroom and didn’t urinate very much. I brought him to a vet on Thursday, at which point x-rays were taken. The vet determined that there were 3-4 fur balls in his stomach/intestines. This causing his urine to be reabsorbed to attempt to pass them. The vet gave him an anti-inflammatory and antibiotics shot. Friday there was blood in his urine, but the vet said it would be ok with the antibiotics shot. As per the vet’s instructions, I have been feeding the cat 1 ¼ cans of Dissolution Formula soft cat food, laxatone 3 times and anti-inflammatories twice daily. Today, Tuesday, the cat has not yet had a bowel movement. I am wondering how long I should wait before seeking another professionals advice. I fear that waiting too long could lead to more serious issues. The vet would not give me a clear answer. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 29,2010 at 04:13 AM
Constipation can be due to things like hairballs or also to motility issues of the colon itself. There is a condition of cats called megacolon. The colon becomes very distended and has reduced motility. Cats with this problem are chronically constipated. Xrays should diagnose this as the problem. 4 days without a stool is unusual, 5-6 days may lead to nausea, vomiting and inappetance. I have seen cats get fatty liver disease because they quit eating for a week when owners were unaware of the constipation. So it can be serious. I would suggest adding another stool softener. You can use miralax an over the counter human granular laxative. 1/8 tsp per 10 lbs in canned food twice daily until things are moving. Continue with the laxatone and feed canned food. Encourage water consumption with a kitty fountain and broth or tuna juice added to the food. Brush your cat daily and watch for further GI signs. Seek a second opinion for xrays and consultation if this problem recurs more than 2x. The blood in the urine may very well be cystitis. In male cats this can be a sterile inflammatory bladder condition related to stress. It could also have to do with small stones forming in the bladder, so watch for urinary signs. male cats rarely get bacterial UTIs.
Posted by Shannon on September 29,2010 at 11:41 AM
Thank you for replying so quickly! It's really amazing what you do for the pet lovers out there. My cat is still eating though not drinking very much. He hasn't vomited and still eats with hunger. Since you mentioned megacolon, I googled some x-rays of cats with megacolon and can safely say that his x-ray didn't show anything close to what I found online. I compared it to some other x-rays I found online of healthy cats and it looked similar (minus the fur balls in his intestines and gas in his colon). Though, I will still ask my vet about it. I called the vet again today to let him know that he still hasn't had a bowel movement. So we made a plan, if by tomorrow there is nothing, I am going to bring him back in for another x-ray. This way, we can compare the first one to this one and see if any things changed and what our next step is. I'm definitely going to ask him about adding miralax to his diet to aide in the process and keep this in mind for my other cat (who occasionally suffers from hard stool). Again, thank you for the detailed explanation. I think that I will be changing veterinarians in the future. It would have helped if he had explained all of this to me in the beginning. At least, I now have a better idea of what to look for and what questions I will need to ask on my next visit. Ps. Catlover, thanks for your support. I will definitely be posting again once I have more news. It's great that websites like this exist to teach us more about our furry little babies and caring for them properly. I can’t say this enough; Thank you!!!
Posted by Shannon on September 30,2010 at 02:45 PM
Hi All, Thank you for your support. When I got home last night, I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me. It has passed! He finally had a movement and is back to playing and acting normally with my other cat. *Phew* There was quite a large amount and it was dark brown. I am going to continue to keep an eye on him for the next few weeks to see if the problem persists. Again, thank you!!!!!
Posted by catlover on September 28,2010 at 01:14 PM
You need to take your cat to the vet as soon as possible. I had a cat with the same problem and he had to have surgery. My vet told me it could kill him if i didnt have it taken care of now. I have fed my cats and dog purina food for 20 years, never had a problem. Please let me know how your cat is doing
Posted by Brooke Vandenberg on September 26,2010 at 05:01 AM
i have a 12 week old puppy i just got her and she has a runny nose i think that its a cold but i just want to be safe cause its my first puppy and she has diarrhea, but i just got her so she is eating beneful playful life so i think that is why she is having this symptom but i just want to be safe. so if you can help please do.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 29,2010 at 04:02 AM
Upper respiratory tract infections should be treated early to avoid developing pneumonia. Upper respiratory signs can also be an indication of more serious issues like Distemper virus if this puppy has not been vaccinated yet. I would advise seeing a vet about the diarrhea as well. Although the cause may be dietary, there are intestinal parasites and viral diseases like parvo that can start as a simple diarrhea and get worse. The earlier these things are diagnosed and treated, the higher the likelihood of successful outcome and lower cost. Definitely put a rush on getting in to see a vet if your puppy acts lethargic, vomits, skips meals coughs or has labored breathing. Dr. Dayna Baxter Houston, TX
Posted by jgomez on September 25,2010 at 05:51 PM
well i have a 3month old pitbull and i notice that he has trouble eating when i checked his mouth and his wisdom tooth was bleeding. Any suggestions?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 26,2010 at 12:19 AM
Dogs have molars - but not wisdom teeth. If there is just a little bit of blood, its probably part of the tooth eruption process. This is normal. Bulldogs also have a lot of extra tissue "cheek" around those teeth in the back of the mouth. Sometimes they accidentally bite this tissue which can lead to a little bleeding. Either situation is ok. Bleeding in the mouth is usually a major concern only when there is cut to the tongue.
Posted by Ashley on September 25,2010 at 01:43 PM
My horse is 9 years old he's mustang/paint gelding. he lives in florida in a semi-marshy terrain. i have owned him for less than a week and he has developed a skin condition. he is rubbing out his mane (but not tail) and rolling and shaking his head. bald spots are also appearing all over him every day. and i know he doesnt have rain rot. i don't see him bitting at himself (at first a thought the bald spots were bite marks) he's never had this problem before. what is it?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 26,2010 at 12:34 AM
I would consider a dermatophyte infection (skin fungus like ringworm) or an atypical shedding pattern. Fungal infections of the skin are relatively easy to diagnose - but you need a microscope. A shampoo containing chlorhexidine as an active ingredient can be helpful for this. I would have your vet come out. Biopsy of affected areas is the best way to get a definitive diagnosis if no parasites or fungi are found. Good luck! Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Peggy on September 24,2010 at 02:11 PM
I recently saw a 10 week old kitten that looks like it may have a extra joint in its front legs, it walks like a bulldog but appears to be totally mobile. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this and if so what it is called?
Posted by kelly on October 11,2010 at 05:20 PM
about ten years ago some one gave my family a kitten and it walked on his first joint of his legs front only for about a month and then he just started walking normal again i felt sorry for it that is why we took it hope it helped kelly
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 26,2010 at 12:12 AM
Sounds like a congenital growth abnormality or deformity if is is symmetrical.
Posted by Maria Plaza on September 23,2010 at 07:09 PM
I have 3 month old Boston Terrier and would like to know how much of the benedarly do I give her?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 26,2010 at 12:08 AM
1 mg per pound of body weight is a good dose. You can go up to 2 mg per pound but this may induce mild drowsiness (which can be desirable at times) Dayna Baxter, DVM Houston, TX
Posted by jessina on September 21,2010 at 09:45 PM
i have an 8 year old lab border collie and the other day when i went to see her in the morning i found her on the love seat onher back and eyes rolled back. she was still breathing and i tried to wake her. it ok her a mintue to become responsive and then another minute for her to move. my mother thinks she had a seizure but if she had one she wouldve fallen off the love seat... wouldnt she? so what happened to my dog?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 22,2010 at 04:03 AM
If it only took a few seconds, she may have been sleeping deeply. This a common position for deep sleep and the eyes almost always roll back. Seizures can come in all shapes and sizes, lengths and intensities. So this would be a possibility as well, especially if it did take as long as you say to rouse her. I would keep an eye on her and really document it if it happens again: features, duration, post-event behavior. Dr. Baxter
Posted by Gothi on September 20,2010 at 05:53 PM
my cat is using me as a scratching post. She stops when i give her attention. But i want her to stop permanently what should i do?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 22,2010 at 03:59 AM
Environmental enrichment!! Toys, catnip, laser pointers. Outdoor time, if your neighborhood is safe and she is vaccinated. Better yet...another kitty to draw the attention off of you. Dr. Baxter
Posted by jaclyn hill on September 18,2010 at 01:42 PM
My question is about my 11 year old Bichon Gracie. She has never had any medical problems or any history of seizures or anything! I came in the door the other night and called her name to go outside with the rest of the dogs. She wouldnt come and I found her lying on the couch and she was unresponsive. She was breathing, and could move her eyes, but would not even lift her head. When I picked her up her head would turn to the right slowly and then she would start twitching/spasms in just her neck. No where else. I called the vet immediately and they told me to give her 1/4 of an aspirin and bring her in the morning. Well this went on for another 45 minutes and I called them back and told them that I didnt want to let her lay there anymore, I was concerned for her life. She couldnt even move. I got her in the car, drove her to the vet overnight care, and it seemed as if as soon as we got into the vet she started to come out of whatever she was in. She started panting and shaking.. most likely because she hates the vet and she knew where she was. Although she was not so stiff, she continued to have spasms/twitching in her neck and her neck would pull the right. It was like she didnt have any control over her neck, head or face. They kept her over night, they said she threw up when they took her back, they gave her some muscle relaxers, and took an xray and bloodwork. The doctor called me the next morning and said they found nothing in her blood, and he believed it was a neck injury of some sort and it was causing spasms in her neck, but I believe she came out of the worst part once I got her to the vet. Could it have been a stroke or Vestibular Disease??? Or could a neck injury make her that unresponsive and have seizure like movements in her neck? I have had her home with me for 3 days now and she is on robaxin muscle relaxers, prednisone for anti-inflammatory and pepcid for her stomach and I still notice the twitch every time she tries to do anything with her mouth. Eating something hard, biting or licking her paws. Just wanted to hear someone elses opinion. Thanks and hope someone can help me answer my questions
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 12:37 AM
Interesting case. I would be thinking of a few things. Without examining her it is impossible to say - but a complete orthopedic, neurologic and general health assessment would be recommended. With severe acute neck pain, a patient can be overwhelmed by pain - sometimes so much so that they do not respond as they normally would (reluctant to walk, reclusive, trembling, decreased appetite, lethargy, etc.). They should however be conscious and responsive. Eye movement should have been normal. A turn of the neck to one side could be to avoid turning to another side due to pain, however, patients with neck pain tend to hold their head straight to avoid up/down/left/right movement. In an 11 year old dog I would be more suspicious of vestibular disease (peripheral: inner ears, cranial nerves) or brain disease. Older dogs often develop vestibular symptoms (vertigo) which can be extremely acute and debilitating: circling, disorientation, head tilt/head turn, inability to walk, etc. They also often develop nausea secondary to motion sickness. the cause has never been proved, however supportive care (at home or on fluids in the hospital depending on severity of signs) tends to get these patients back on their feet within days. Some severe cases take longer to resolve. Slow daily progress is expected. Control of nausea, vomiting and stimulating appetite is key. Motion sickness meds such as meclizine are prescribed. No other therapies tend to be beneficial. Dogs with vestibular disease are not painful in the neck despite a tilt or turn. neck xrays tend to be relatively non-diagnostic unless you are looking for a bone tumor. The panting and trembling could be from stress, disorientation or pain. Other metabolic or systemic causes should always be considered (kidney, liver issues, toxicity) - for this, lab work would be recommended. Brain disease can also cause symptoms as you have described. I would recommend a second opinion if the symptoms do not resolve. Referral to a neurologist will cover you for a neck problem (disc disease in the neck), vestibular or brain lesions. Good luck - I hope she has improved! Dr. Baxter, emergency veterinarian Houston, TX
Posted by tammie on September 17,2010 at 09:01 PM
i have a small puppy that is about 10 months old and it has some breathing problems its a chuawawa and when it gets really excited it starts having problems breathing and the vet said that he needs to see him so it before he could tell me what is wrong but its just once in a while maybe every one or two days or when we come back from somewhere and he gets excited. could you please tell me what to do. thanks
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 12:43 AM
Is it a cough, coughing spells, gagging, trouble getting air in, goose honking?? I would need a better idea of the picture to give you any advice. Does the puppy seem distressed, do gums/tongue turn gray or blue/purple? Any collapse. The problem could be respiratory (lungs/trachea) or cardiac (heart). Young puppies should always be evaluated by a vet not only for vaccinations, deworming and heartworm/flea prevention, but also for evaluation for potential congenital defects that could cause heart enlargement leading to these signs. Infectious disease such as kennel cough or other upper respiratory pathogens should be considered especially if the pup has not been vaccinated. Allergies or a reverse sneeze would be the best case scenario, but I would be safe and go see a vet for an exam. Dr. Baxter ER veterinarian - Houston, TX
Posted by tammie on September 17,2010 at 09:05 PM
i have a small puppy that is about 10 months old and it has some breathing problems its a chuawawa and when it gets really excited it starts having problems breathing and the vet said that he needs to see him so it before he could tell me what is wrong but its just once in a while maybe every one or two days or when we come back from somewhere and he gets excited. could you please tell me what to do. thanks
Posted by Wendy on September 16,2010 at 03:09 AM
My cat has had this squishy soft clean liquid filled bump on his head for over a year and only recently it's grown to the size of a dime. I popped and cleaned it with peroxide right away. It didn't even phase him when I put the needle in it. A clear, waterlike non odourous fluid came spilling out. I cleaned it with peroxide and figured it would be okay. I thought it was a cyst perhaps. It keeps coming back and I keep popping it. It's never ending. His behaviour hasn't changed, his diet is totally normal, he plays like crazy still and shows no signs of distress because of this bump. The head of it is a bluish, purple type colour. Is this bump something I should be concerned about. I noticed it over a year ago when it was a tiny little pin sized hard bump and thought it was a wart and ignored it. Now, a year later it's the size of a dime. There is no crust anywhere, no colour change in the's always the same. Please help as I'm on disability as of recently and now I can't afford a vet unless I'm told this is something possibly fatal to my cat. Thanx!
Posted by catlover on September 28,2010 at 01:27 PM
My 15 year old cat had something like that. I took him to the vets and they took a sample of it. My cat has cancer. Hes doing fine. Iam disable and dont have alot of money either, so i talked to my vet about it. We worked it out. He has to take 2 different pills aday, they dont cost that much. You should not pop it any more. Good luck.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 12:52 AM
How old is your cat? Given your description and the time frame, it is likely to be a cyst. However, I could not say for sure without seeing him. Dermal/skin cysts are generally benign, but continuing to re-open one can subject your cat to infection and abscess formation. The best way to effectively eliminate a cyst is to surgically excise it. Cysts have a capsule that continues to secrete fluid regardless of drainage - hence the recurrence. I'm glad that your methods have helped, but hydrogen peroxide is a tissue irritant and it can inhibit healing. My suggestion to you would be to leave it alone. If it needs to be drained due to size, the procedure should be sterile and dilute betadine or chlorhexidine is recommended for cleaning. Surgical removal usually requires heavy sedation or general anesthesia, which can be pricy and this would be an elective procedure. If he needs his teeth cleaned or any other such procedure in the future, that would be a good time to address removal of the cyst. Dr. Baxter Veterinarian - Houston, TX
Posted by Vanessa on September 12,2010 at 12:17 PM
I have a himalayan queen that is nursing 17 day old kittnes and her lower lip is swollen and look like she has scab on it. her last litter she had the same but it went away after she was done nursing so i'm thinking that it's due to liking all 5 kittens. but what i'm wondering is there something safe that i can put on her lip to prevent the chaffing? thanks Vanessa
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 12:53 AM
I would stick with something simple like vaseline. Anything else she could ingest and could potentially get into the milk. Dayna Baxter, DVM Houston, TX
Posted by Annie on September 11,2010 at 01:24 PM
Please help. I need help finding a quality dermatology vet. in or around Pasadena or even elsewhere. I have been taking my mini-pincher to a vet but dont see any results. I even tried holistic meds but he continues getting all red, itchy with dry skin and swelling of his paws. Its getting worse now that he is biting his paws and making them all bloody...I tried oils and meds and steroids but no improvement other then few days of rest. I called in to Dermatology clinic in Pasadena but they were booked till the end of the month. Can someone advise me on a quality dermatology vet please? I will drive him wherever that might be. Many thanks
Posted by jason on September 11,2010 at 11:07 AM
my dog has blood in his urine. He is a 3 year old bull dog mix, I think. He is eating and drinking okay and his stools are normal. A few days ago his penis was stuck out for two days, could this have something to do with it? Please help.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 01:06 AM
Could be a simple urinary tract infection, could be blood contamination from trauma associated with priaprism. I would suggest a urinalysis if you have not already brought your dog in to see a vet. Dr. Dayna Baxter Houston, TX
Posted by Emma on September 10,2010 at 02:17 AM
My cat has hypothyroidism and some kidney problems. She is extremely underweight. (about 4 pounds) What foods should she eat to gain weight in a healthy and quick manner? She doesn't much care for wet food and she has a hard time chewing the hard kibble.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 01:04 AM
This is a complicated question. Your cat has kidney disease and possibly heart disease secondary to hyperthyroidism. I would keep her on a kidney diet for cats - there are several available in canned and dry. They are low in sodium, protein, phosphorus, etc. Unfortunately, they do not tend to put on weight and they tend not to be nearly as palatable as regular diets. Finicky eaters tend to turn their nose up at kidney diets. But you should always give it a try. For weight gain, you would need a high fat/protein diet like kitten chow which would be detrimental to your cat's health. The issue are that hyperthyroidism has increased your cat's metabolism significantly and kidney disease leads to protein loss in the urinary tract, decreased appetite and therefore more weight loss. She cannot be treated safely for her hyperthyroidism because it might very well put her into end stage kidney failure. So you are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Chances are, you will not get much weight on her. If you can keep her eating, you have succeeded! So you are always allowed to take your chances and feed her whatever you think she will eat as long as you know that it may not be the best diet for her particular set of problems. Best of luck and keep following up with your vet for lab work, blood pressure checks and exams. Dr. Dayna Baxter Houston, TX
Posted by Emily on September 08,2010 at 05:37 PM
Hello I am asking another question about my crested gecko, his eyes are fairly sunken in in the mornings now I have heard that they sometimes are slightly sunken in but his eyes are slightly more sunken in than slightly I have searched all over the Internet but it only says dehydration but it's only in the day I am super concerned PLEASE oh PLEASE give me a reply I need help!?!???!!!!!!!?! :'(
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 01:08 AM
You need to see a vet that specializes in exotics. Make sure that you are educated about his particular dietary needs (vitamins, minerals), temperature/moisture requirements and the need for vitamin D by light source (UV light) . Dayna Baxter. DVM
Posted by martha delacruz on September 06,2010 at 01:47 PM
I have a 7mo old daschmund mix that is not neutered yet. Recently he has been urinating on top of our bed. He is also urinating away from his wee wee pads instead on top of it. He is not going frequently but at normal regular intervals. I have tried telling him no when he does this and put him on the wee wee pad, but he is still doing it. He has had all his shots already.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 20,2010 at 01:10 AM
I would consider neutering him as soon as possible and REALLY being consistent and persistent with potty training. He is probably marking as part of normal testosterone driven behavior. Neutering at this age should help over time. Dr. Baxter Houston, TX
Posted by Emily on September 06,2010 at 01:45 PM
Hello I have a crested gecko and he is active at night like always but in the morning he is always sleeping on the same plant and when I put him on a different plant he just hops back to the plant he is always on and also he isn't eating that much and also in the mornings his eyes are slighty sunken in I dont know what to do I'm really concerned about him he means the world to me and I really don't know what I should do please help me!!!????!?!?!?!??
Posted by amber on September 05,2010 at 08:57 PM
A friends friend has a little chihuahua mix puppy that's maybe 2 - 4 pounds at most and she somehow ate a small piece of the drug meth-amphetamine. What are the side effects of this happening? Will the dog be okay? Or should the owner take the dog to an emergency hospital immediately?
Posted by Alivia on September 05,2010 at 02:15 PM
Over the last week, my seven year old, malamute german shepard has been whimpering on and off. I first thought it was because she was bound up, due to her stomach gargling. But, that does not seem to be the case. I just spent the better of nine hours watching over her during the night. She was whimpering quite a bit. I rubbed around her stomach and front legs, no reaction. She walks fine, with only her normal limp from her shorter right leg. But, I also had to hold up most of her front weight while drinking, and holding the bowl up off the ground for her to take a comfortable drink. She also let out a loud, painful yelp when trying to roll onto her right side, and left, but seems to be able to lay on her left at times. I do not have access to a vet right now, what should I do and what is wrong with her?
Posted by ale on September 05,2010 at 02:29 AM
My dog is sick since two weeks ago. He is a 8 years old terrier that I found on the street a month ago. He has pain in the stomach area, he is vomiting, shaking. He is eating, drinking water. I took him to the vet and they did a blood test but they did not find anything wrong with him. Then, they wanned to do x-ray to see if his organs were good but I did not have the money to pay for it so I took him home. Now, Im ginving him pain medication. I do not know what else I can do for my dog because he is suffering. He got sick after I gave him a shower so I thought it was a common cold but know I do not thing its that.
Posted by Kristin on September 06,2010 at 12:36 PM
i feel really bad about that and i a really sorry. First thing first make sure you ask your vet if hes sure that is the only thing that he can do, If it is i would suggest finding the money somehow because at this point yuor dogs life could be at stake and you dont want that so maybe even holding fundraisers or something. But if you still cant if the symptoms continue, even though it might be hard i would suggest giving him to the ASPCA or something, they will make sure he has the care he needs. If u really loved your dog, which i know u do, you would do the best for him. I know whatever disision you make you will make because you love your dog.
Posted by Jacob on September 04,2010 at 07:08 PM
I just caught a fathead minnow from a creek behind my house. I put it in a bucket that has gravel and a small shelter in it. The bucket is about 1 foot tall. Can i keep it? Can i feed it store food?
Posted by Jennifer on September 04,2010 at 02:48 PM
I plan to buy a kitten in the future and it will be nutured by the breeder. I was told by many people that I should feed the kitten wet and dry food. But I know that wet food causes weight gain. On the other hand I'll be buying a male kitten and I've heard that male cats are likely to have urinary problems. But I'm buying a bengal kitten the breed is likely to have digestive problems. What would you suggest Wet? dry? or both?
Posted by Barbie on September 02,2010 at 03:33 PM
my cat is 8 and hes never sick, but he always has a runny nose, why is that ?
Posted by Carmen on September 01,2010 at 07:07 PM
I have a Rat Terrier Toy she have 5 month, she have rash,occaconally scrathing and vomiting yellowish with little water. We are took her to the doctor , and she say dermatitis genetic from their parent,and she giving Ivomec 1% injection each 2 week, but I m worry because , I investigate for internet that Ivomec i for Cattle, Swine. We would Appreciate any advice you can give us help please""" Thanks.
Posted by dayna baxter, dvm on September 03,2010 at 05:19 AM
Dermatitis acquired from the mother would likely be a mite called demodex. This is a long cigar-shaped mite when examined under the microscope. Usually patients with demodex are not itchy, so scabies (Sarcoptes mite) would be another consideration. Both mites can be treated with ivomec. It can be used in dogs and cats at an adjusted dose ever 2 weeks under the skin or by mouth. Ivermectin is usually only toxic to specific breeds including collies, shelties, and australian shepherds. If she is vomiting, acting depressed/lethargic or develops diarrhea - a parvo virus test is recommended especially if the puppy is not up to date on vaccine
Posted by Mollie's Nana on August 31,2010 at 04:49 PM
My dog Bella, approximated 2 yr old (ish) American Pit Bull Terrier, is struggling to get on the couch, and can't get on the bed without a running start. Had hip dysplasia x rays done a couple of weeks ago, was negative (thank God!!). She had slight ACL tears not long after I adopted her, but the vet said they weren't bad and wouldn't require surgery. If she takes the Rimadyl, she's fine... but I hate to give that to her every day. I'm looking for an Ortho Dr in Memphis... but until then, I'm struggling. Watching her hesitate to lift that rear right leg up on the sofa is breaking my heart. I will always help her if I'm near her when she starts to get up there. I always lift her rear up on the bed at night. She has no problems if she's running, or chasing the cat. Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 02,2010 at 02:03 PM
If the ACL tear was not that long ago and medical management was suggested, then activity restriction for 4-6 weeks should also have been recommended. Some ACL tears are partial tears where conservative management can be enough. But if the pet continues to re-injure the knee, then arthritis forms in the joint. If the ACL was completely torn, surgery is warranted because it will severely affect the ability of an active dog to perform to 100%. When an ACL tears even partially, exposed connective tissue within the knee joint causes an acute inflammatory reaction. Over time, the knee develops chronic change and scar tissue to stabilize the joint. If anti-inflammatories are started and activity is restricted, the change is minimal and the patient returns to full function. However if the patient is still jumping on an off of furniture and running around, there is constant re-injury and more scar tissue formation. I would recommend x-rays to evaluate the knee and activity restriction. Anti-inflammatories are most helpful in the first 2 wks after injury. If its been awhile, maybe switch to something like tramadol which is a different kind of pain reliever with minimal side effects. Dr. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Mollie's Nana on September 15,2010 at 05:34 PM
Thank you so much Dr. Dayna for your reply. This injury is approximately a year old. We did crate rest, and Bella was given Rimadyl for pain. I think now it is scar tissue and arthritis in her leg. The vet said at the time she would not need surgery because the injury wasn't bad enough. I tried to keep her as still and quiet as possible, but keeping an over hyper 8 month old pup still is nearly impossible. Hind sight being what it is, I should have just kept her crated 24/7, but I didn't. I did keep her running as minimal as possible, and would only take her outside on her leash to potty, but was not successful in keeping her completely still and immobile, my mistake. Right now, she is on Rimadyl, half a pill, twice a day. I think they are 75mg, but not certain on that. I do try to keep her from running too much, but keeping her completely run free... I have failed at. =(
Posted by Jennifer on August 31,2010 at 12:04 AM
I have a 2 1/2 year old Female Golden Retriever with a case of Vaginal Hyperplasia. The first time this happened was in March of this year. I took her to our vet and had it surgically repaired, and had her spayed at the same time. Almost one month to the day, it occurred again. Another trip to the vet and another surgical repair. I was told it was likely caused by residual estrogen and assured it wouldn't happen again. Well now almost 5 months to the day it first became apparent it happened AGAIN! I can't understand it. I am contacting a different vet in the morning since it is after hours, and not a medical emergency requiring a visit to the animal ER. I am open to any suggestions as to why this keeps occurring. I cannot find any real good answers on the internet. The only conclusion I can come to is possibly a botched hysterectomy where all her 'parts' weren't removed. HELP?!?!?
Posted by Dayna Baxter, DVM on September 02,2010 at 01:43 PM
Sometimes if an owner is using an estrogen replacement cream for menopause, the dog can develop this symptom secondary to contact with the owners skin or if the pet chews on or licks an estrogen patch. I would suggest that she have a vaginal cytology to see if there are abnormal cells. Hyperplasia can also happen in response to chronic irritation/infection - so ruling out a vaginitis or yeast infection is important. Does she lick at herself a lot down there? Ovarian remnant syndrome is a possibility, but happens only very rarely. Usually it takes several months if not years before the patient begins developing signs of heat again after spay if some ovary has been left behind. This is because this "remnant" has been clamped and severed - so it needs to "regrow" circulation before it is functional enough to produce estrogen again. I would get a second opinion. Having multiple episodes of surgery on a delicate area like the vulva can be damaging to the anatomy. Dr. Dayna Baxter Houston, TX
Posted by Karla on August 30,2010 at 08:36 AM
I have a concern about my puppy.... well i have a Yorkshire terrier and she gave birth to a little girl but I've read that dogs sometimes try to cut the umbilical cord and they accidentally tear off the umbilical cord and that is what happened to her little puppy i was wondering if that is ok and is it ok for the puppy to bleeding form her belly???? she is a day old born on august 30 2010
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:58 PM
If she is actively bleeding, this could be a problem. There are vessels within the umbilicus, though they tend to "shut down" after the baby is born. The crush of the mom's bite on the cord usually crimps the bleeders. If there is just a little bit of blood, I would try applying direct pressure to the area - you could also try a little baking flour or corn starch to form a clot. Be as clean as possible when manipulating the area (wash hands, wear gloves) If the bleeding keeps dripping, she should be seen by a veterinarian because their blood volume at this age/size is minimal. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Amber on August 28,2010 at 05:10 PM
My 14 year old Rottweiler/ mix has a sore on his butt and i want to give him some benadryl to calm him down so i can look at it. He weighs 130 pounds. How much do i give him?
Posted by Mollie's Nana on August 31,2010 at 05:20 PM
one 25mg pill per 25 pounds of dog. It could be anal gland blockage, especially if it's right at his bottom... have you had your vet check it out? it's very easy to express anal glands, but not something you should try to do if you haven't done it before. Get him in and let the vet check him over.... Benadryl won't help with any pain he is experiencing, and if it's anal gland blockage, you want to get that cleared up asap. =)
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:28 AM
1 mg per pound = about 100mg (4 tablets or caps of 25mg strength). This may or may not calm him down - especially as it pertains to the "butt". They tend to need something stronger like sedation for this. How old is your dog? Is the sore right next to his anus at about "4-O'clock or 8-O'clock"? Or does it look like a red rash like spot that is itchy with hair loss in a different spot? Allergies leading to a hot spot would be one consideration, but an anal gland issue would be another concern. Anal glands are located inside the bum at those areas I mentioned before. They can get impacted, inflamed and even infected. When they lick obsessively at that area, it is a good idea to bring him to a vet to have his anal glands expressed. Dr. Baxter - Houston TX
Posted by steve on August 27,2010 at 01:42 PM
my dog jumped off the couch and hes not able to stand up also his paws are pale and gums this is a new onset for him hes in route to the hospital as we type but its mile away. he has had a increase in his Creatine levels for the past 4 mths and has been on reduced protein food he a greyhound and requires a higher protein level also hes 13 yrs old any clue what could have caused this?
Posted by lauren on October 26,2010 at 02:48 PM
old age and especially 13 years old!!!!
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:24 AM
An increase in creatinine is usually from 1 of 3 things in a 13 year-old dog. 1) severe dehydration 2) muscle breakdown products 3) kidney failure. Thes best way to differentiate between the three is with a urinalysis and a chemistry panel including other tests such as BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and CK (creatinine kinase - a muscle specific enzyme). If a urine sample shows a specific gravity (concentration) greater than 1.030, chances are it is NOT kidney failure - pets with kidney failure make only dilute urine with specific gravity lower than 1.022 If the CK is elevated, consider a reson for muscle wasting. Is your dog losing muscle b/c of age and disuse? Does he have seizures, does he have pain? Severe dehydration usually happens to patients that have kidney failure or some other disease process. Dehydration should be easy for your veterinarian to assess on physical exam even without lab work. The falling off the couch is unusual and I would need to know more history. Pale paws is not a significant finding, but pale gums are. Mucous membranes like gums, conjunctiva of the eyes and a few other places are good ways to make a quick assessment of blood count and oxygenation. Anemic patients (with low red blood counts) often have pale gums. But many normal pets have paler gums than would be expected. It helps to know your pets normal gum color before assessing for abnormal. A CBC (complete blood count) or at least PCV/TS (Packed cell volume and total protein) are how you would assess for anemia. Greyhounds and other large breeds should be on a low protein diet when they are puppies only to avoid some weird developmental growth defects, the only reason to have a patient on a low protein diet at 13Y is if they are in kidney failure or if he has a liver shunt (rare for this breed). Has he been diagnosed? I am a veterinarian in TX and I'm willing to help if you need a consultation. Dayna Baxter, DVM
Posted by Jen on August 25,2010 at 11:10 PM
Have 4 year old female Beagle who just got 5 days ago. The whites of her eye (half closest to her nose only) is really red. Is this normal??
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:32 AM
No this is not normal if it is truly the whites of the eye and not the pinkish tissue that sits in the corners. Conjunctivitis is common in puppies - allergic, bacterial and viral. You will need to see a vet for this. Is she squinting? Beagles are also prone to a condition called "cherry eye" where you notice a bulge of pinkish tissue at the middle corner of the eye. Dayna Baxter, DVM Houston, TX
Posted by boxer mama on August 23,2010 at 12:01 PM
my husband and i just moved so we left our boxers with a male is one of my females i go to get them yesterday and i noticed that my female is swollen but not bleeding.we are afraid that her dad got her but he is not paying much attention to can we tell if she did mate?
Posted by Rosemarie on August 22,2010 at 02:50 PM
I have a 19 month old South African Boerboel (Mastiff) that has not been eating well these past few days but does eat her food. In the past we have found small white worms in her stool and after being de-wormed she was always good. Well, as luck would have it, today when my son was walking her he noticed that she had earthworm looking worms in her stool. They were about the legnth of a dime and not too thick in circumfence. PLease help? Is this dangerous? I am worried for my dog. Thank you so very much.
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:38 AM
shorter flat worms are tapewoms that they acquire from fleas. These cause an itchy anus, but they do not cause major health problems. A special dewormer is required for this type of worm - Praziquantal (Drontal/Droncit), flea preventative is recommended to prevent recurrence. They get them from eating a flea. Tapeworms can get long because they grow in segments. Longer, thin, cylindrical worms are usually roundworms or tapeworms. These can cause health problems. You need to see a vet and bring a stool sample or a sample of a worm that you found. Strongid-T liquid or better yet panacur granules will take care of both of these types. Dayna Baxter, DVM Houston, TX
Posted by Martha on August 21,2010 at 08:27 PM
Our dog is having trouble breathing after inhaling Clorox. It was accidental. Is there anything we can do to help him? We have no money to take him to the vet :'( I don't know what to do... I'm heartbroken. He wont eat or drink either... Please help. He was exposed yesterday night and once my brother found out he took him outside for fresh air and washed him. But today all he is doing is laying down and shows difficulty in breathing.
Posted by steve on August 27,2010 at 01:44 PM
hes got pulmonary burns to his lungs he need aerosol therapy and 100% oxygen A.S.A.P. dont wait
Posted by CHRISTOPHER on August 19,2010 at 04:55 PM
Posted by A.Peers on September 01,2010 at 10:32 AM
Wash all his bedding in unscented Tide...NO SCENT added, do not use fabric softener. If the dog is on straw bedding, change it to HAY. Remove his collar and wash it, and only put it on when the dog is going outside. Do NOT bath the dog, it will only make it worse. If the dog is dirty from being outside, you can hose him down with water, do NOT use soap or anything else. You may want to change his food again, look for a food without CORN in it. You can also add 1 to 2 tbsp. of cooking oil to his food. Hope this helps.
Posted by ckelly on August 24,2010 at 11:15 AM
my english bulldog had that problem, we used DINOVITE - mix in with food - and it made a huge difference, also after she stopped scratching, we switched her food to wellness core - its a high protein food, it ended up be an allergy to grains
Posted by greer on August 17,2010 at 10:39 PM
Hi, I have a glazed pine hutch for my rabbit; I heard that pine is toxic to rabbits and I think it messes up there liver too (if they chew on it) , I don't know if my rabbit has chewed on the hutch or not but I don't know what to do. thank you, Greer
Posted by dbaxter.dvm on August 30,2010 at 01:41 AM
Should be ok - just provide plain wooden blocks or wooden planks for him/her to chew on - they need lots of environmental enrichment so they don't destroy things. Fruits, veggies, 1/2 full water bottles for them to nudge around the cage and other such toys will help as well. Dayna Baxter, DVM Houston, TX
Posted by tony on August 16,2010 at 01:04 PM
I have a puppy who's going to be 1 years old this year and I was wondering what do I do beause she has a sprained leg from falling of a table (she was trying to jump on the table). My paents told me that if I wait long enough it'll be heal on its own be i'm not quite sure if I could trust them or not. Before this all happend I would stretch out her leg and she whine. This is so worrying me because me can't afford a vet. So if you have any advice to help me please reply back. THANK YOU.
Posted by Brit on August 14,2010 at 10:13 PM
Hi, My 7-9 (im not sure) puppy got out when I was asleep and he got in the trash and ate 4 raw rotten pork chops. I gave him food and water. He is a german shepard. Please help. He isent acting sick. Wil he be ok? Thanks?
Posted by Krystyna on August 30,2010 at 04:28 PM
yes he will be fine. dogs are able to eat raw meat unlike humans.
Posted by Vanessa on August 13,2010 at 07:42 PM
Hi my cat is pregnant and was dues this coming monday and I left for camp wed after super and got home the next evening at around 10pm and discoverd that she had given birth to 2 kittens but they were still in the sac and they were both cold. so I figure that she gave birth earlier that day. I could still feel a kitten moving inher belly so I called a emergency vet and they said that a cats labour is very unusual and that they can take up to 24hrs between giving birth. So I watched over her allnight last night and called another vet for a seconde opinion taday. He said that depending on when this last kitten was concieved it was normal to be later because the cat mated on more than one day her last heat. and he said to watch for her when she goes into labour and if she is in intense labor for more than 2 hrs to go see him. now my question is that she has started contractions today at around 2pm and has little bouts of them every 5 or ten mins. she is breathing more rapid then normal but not panting and seems to be ok but tired. would that be considered intense labour or just the first stage of contractions? I'm a low income person who is willing to pay the vet and suffer myself financialy but don't want to unless neccesary. please let me know what you think.
Posted by karen on August 12,2010 at 03:26 PM
my dog was sick would not eat,could not sit,could not be comfotable sleeping,and throwing up yellow..i took him 2 the vet he was dyhydrated so put on iv fluids his test came back as pancreatis,he was there for three days brought him home on special gastro food,within 7 days he started the same sickness again,didnt understand cus he was still taking antibiotics,took him back to vet they did xrays and ultrasound kept him for 7 days on iv for most introduced him to food again,there was no signs of anything being wrong,the first and second time i took him his white blood cells were extremely high..the vet is puzzled why...he is now at home eating soft gastro food,and so far alright also still on antbiotics..i know he cant tolerate hard food as he did find a couple loose pieces and threw up imediately....i hope he is not in pain,seems to be his self but i would like another opinion,if anyone knows why or has had this happen,he is a pug dog and he does need to loose weight he gets one can a day of food but he seems so hungry still,i would loke to mash vegetables for him but i do not want this to reoccur...any advice would be great on this situation,thank you...
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Posted by Mercedes on August 10,2010 at 12:32 PM
Hi My German Sheppard/wolf isn't eating anything i give her> The only thing she is eating is grass. I thought to my self. Oh Wait.. Maybe she doesnt like the food i gave i tried treats. That didnt work either. So whats happening?
Posted by RICHARD on August 08,2010 at 11:12 PM
Hi i just attempted to feed my albino ornate horned frog for the first time in months. i did the general stunning the mouse by smacking against a hard surface so it would not bite him and started to intro the mouse to the frog the frog paid it littel mind till i used forceps to wiggle it in front of him and all looked ok as the frog was swallowing . the frog pushed it out and in and looked like it was swallowing really good then towards the end the frog threw it up and ran away from the dead mouse which the frog killed and paid it no mind any longer. what i want to know is what's wrong? was the mouse too big for the frog to take after not eating many months and i should try smaller ones till he gets comfortable with taking bigger prey again?? or is the frog sick?? if the frog is sick what can i get the frog and how do i fix the problem and how do i get it to eat again??
Posted by Ashley on August 07,2010 at 11:30 PM
Hi, My names ashley. My hamster's name is Ninjaa. I got her back in March, and they believe she was born around January. She's been biting on her cage ALOT lately. I haven't been paying as much attention to her, also, we used to have 3 dogs that used to play with her when she was in her ball outside of her cage. Does she just miss them? Will she get over it? HELP! Also, I looked on the computer to see what would make her stop and someone said to spray her cage with febreeze?
Posted by Mercedes on August 10,2010 at 12:38 PM
Hi Ashley The Problem Probably with your hamster is probably doesnt get the attention it used to get. But dont spray the cage with febrezze it is a cemical the is not the best idea. I would say take her out alot and play with her alot. She will get over it . Dont worry there is no Problem with her/him at all. So try doing that for awhile . It might take a bit. Also it could because her/he teeth are growing or falling out and she/he might want something to bite on. So maybe find something he/she can chew on..
Posted by tay on July 29,2010 at 05:30 PM
I have a very very sick dog with a liver problem and we take him to the vet but im really WORRIED if there is something else to do so if you have advice or you recomended something please reply and dont stop just say what you have it would mean the WORLD to me if he got better i miss the old dog he was he is my best friend and i am his so please reply thank-you
Posted by tay on July 29,2010 at 05:38 PM
i also have a female dog who is almost 6 mos. and she is a chiwinnie and mut which is a chihauhau mixed daschound and i was wondering if she should be spayed or can she have puppies and she is a very small dog she weighs 6.9 and is small again i say but please reply to both of my comments Thank-you!!! :)
Posted by Sara on July 27,2010 at 02:06 PM
Our oldest cat (5-6yrs) has been infected by fleas, were trying very hard to get rid of them. In the process we washed her with HERTZ flea wash, and im afraid its killing her (ive heard storys about HERTZ). she already had sores the size of pennys around her neck and now theyre getting worse and moving to her belly and feet. she doesnt have fleas anymore, but he hair is falling out where there is bodily fluids comming out (around her scabs and, the runny eye that shes always had) shes eating, and drinking, but shes hiding in unusual places.
Posted by Sue on July 27,2010 at 09:21 AM
My cat has not been feeling well and does not eat and/or just picks. We have had blood tests run which were negative as well as x-rays which did not show anything unusual. We have her on an antibiotic and she appears to be improving a little as she is not hiding. Though she is out and about a little more she does still sleep a lot and again not eating. Any thoughts on what this might be.
Posted by april on July 24,2010 at 09:24 PM
my kitten was fine about a hour ago and we got out metal detector out and now she is sick and scared of everything thing AND I MEAN everything but me and my mom and dad... she acts like the furniture and everything around her is gonna hurt her she touches everything and runs and acts like something happend we left and came back and she was still doing the same but even worse she acts like she is choking and just scared like i said she was fine untill we brought out our metal detector.and used it with her around please tell me what i need to do and what happend to my baby and since then she wont stay in the living room where we had the metal detector at and another thing she acts like she cant walk! im so worried
Posted by Jess on July 21,2010 at 08:26 PM
I recently adopted a kitty from TLC, we werent told much about her except that she used to be a stray, and that she had a litter of kittens at some point, but not told when. To me, her tummy looks a bit strange and her nipples are red, plus she eats a lot and lays in strange places. I had taken her to the vet and he did look at her tummy quickly, not a lot and said she must have had a recent litter of kittens for her tummy to be like that, but I am not sure. Maybe I am just paranoid, and I dont want to pay for her to have an ultrasound if I am unsure. Is there any advice for seeing whether she is pregnant or am I just being over cautious? By the way, she is 2 years old, and quite small for her age.
Posted by krystyna on August 30,2010 at 04:22 PM
mother cats' bellies are supposed to look like that after they had a litter of kittens. my friends cat got pregnant as usual kittens are adorable so i stayed there during the summer like from the crack of dawn to dusk every day and watched them and the mother. and its okay to be cautious and go and get a ultrasound just to be sure. it doesn't hurt to know.
Posted by Kelsey on July 20,2010 at 05:51 PM
Hello! I have a question about my Miniature Dashchund... She is only 5 months old and she is in perfect health condition. She has her first two needles, but after her second needle she just started to lose her hair next/over her right eye. It is also dry in the spot of hair that is missing, and it looks like it is slowly spreading. Although we've been told that it isn't just dry skin. Do you have any ideas on what this is, or what the cause was? And if there is anything we can do about it? Our vet hasn't told us what it is, and she won't give our dog her third needle.
Posted by Krystyna on August 30,2010 at 04:25 PM
maybe it is mange where your hair and animals hair falls off
Posted by Diana on August 22,2010 at 04:47 AM
Have your vet do a skin scrape to see if it is some type of a mite or skin fungus. My sisters dog had the same exact problem and it turned out to be a skin fungus. I'm not sure if her vet gave her meds or a cream but whatever it was it cleared it up. It could also be a nervous condition or an alergic reaction to something. At any rate, have it checked, maybe switch vets ifyour current one won't investigate any further!!!
Posted by Heather Sandlin on July 20,2010 at 07:48 AM
I have a 9 year old Boxer. She has been perfectly healthy until recently. She had 2 seizures in week so we took her to the vet and they put her on Phenobarbital. It's been about 3 weeks and we've had to reduce her dosage 3 times due to side effects. She is not herself anymore at all and I'm not sure if it's the medication or if it's something else. When we reduced the medication the first time it seemed to work for a few days and se seemed to be herself again but it only lasted for 2-3 days and then the side effects seemed worse then they did on the highest dose. Since we've reduced it the 3rd time she's still way "off" but not as severe as before. She's been walking into things constantly, she doesnt eat much, constant urination in the house, she sticks her head in corners, inbetween furniture and the walls, any tight space she can squeeze herself into. It appears that her hearing and vision are off, we call her name and she will start to come towards off and then kinda wonder in the other direction. Most of the time she simply ignores us calling to her. I know that coordination can be a side effect of the medication but are all these other things from it as well? We've talked to two different vets at the same animal clinic and one is convinced she may have a brain tumor, the other thinks the seizures were due to epilepsy and can be controled. Another thing she does that I forgot to mention is she cries out sometimes like she's in pain when there is no danger around her. A few months ago before all this started she showed a few of these signs before (before the pheno) and the vet who's convinced she has a brain tumor suggested we put her down but I knew at the time she had a bad ear infection so I wanted to treat her for that first and see if it made a differance and it did! She was like a puppy again and all the syptoms she had shown dissapeared for 2-3 months before the seizures began. I dont know what to do for her at this point. We already have the pheno reduced to a quarter of a pill twice a day (i dont know if it can be reduced anymore) she hasnt experienced any seizures but she is not the same dog anymore at all. It seems like all the excitment and life in her is gone completely and she's like a zombie walking around that has no clue who we are or what's going on around her. Could the medication be doing this to her? I dont know if it's time for us to just let her go or if we should try something else?! I dont want to put her to sleep but I dont want to watch her suffer and it seems as though thats what we're doing. I know she's not happy like this. Thank You!!!!
Posted by Joe Berger on December 21,2010 at 03:32 PM
Get the dog to a vet and test for low thyroid. MY wolf/Malemute mix kept having seizures until my vet hit on that and we began giving her a thyroid pill (synthroid, 0.4 mg) twice a day. Had one more seizure in about a week....then they were gone and have not come back. Her energy level is also up. I'm happy now.
Posted by Marie on September 08,2010 at 10:39 PM
Our Samoyed X had his first seizure when he was 8 years old, which was followed by 2 more over a 2 week period. It was very scary. We were told that medication may be necessary if the seizures continued. I couldn't stand the thought of this, so I started doing research on the internet and discovered a link between food additives and seizures in dogs. After learning this, we switched him from his regular dog food to Eagle Pack holistic brand. There was an immediate difference. His seizures became further and further apart, and it's now been several years since he's had one. Today he is a happy and healthy 16 year old. Switching the food was an easy and cost-effective strategy for us. I don't know if this is an option for you, but I suspect to know whether or not it works, you would need to take your dog off the medication. Provided, of course, this will not be detrimental for your dog; I'm not a vet and don't have any idea if there are side-effects associated with discontinuing the medication. The other important thing is to ensure whatever dog food you switch to is additive free. Choose a brand that is truly holistic. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted by Tony Stewart on July 19,2010 at 04:20 PM
I have a mini dashund and her hind legs she can't move i took her to the vet. and found that she slipped a disc and the gel in her vertabrae went into her spine which cause this the surgery cost 3500 dollars i don't have this kind of money do you have any references or any body that would allow me to borrow the money to do this. Please e-mail me this info thanks.
Posted by Tiggy Archer on July 17,2010 at 05:33 PM
We have a female dog with what seems to be heat rash/mange under the armpits and some parts appear to be pus-filled. We've tried and oatmeal and aloe dog shampoo bath but it didnt seem to do much. She's licking and scratching around the areas even though we try to get her not to irritate it. Are there any home remities to releave it?
Posted by MARY on July 15,2010 at 10:30 PM
i have a two year old cat that is emaciated but with a very distended. I am wondering if he has a blocked intestine and if I can do anything to help him. he is drinking and eating fine but continues to lose weight.
Posted by Melissa on July 15,2010 at 11:34 AM
I have a lab/pit mix 5 month old puppy. Las night my brother was pulling in the drive an he shot out up under the truck and was hit. It got his left leg wich is fine but his nose was the only thing on his upperbody caught. He poured blood all night from his nose and out of his mouth. This morning it is barely dripping. What should i do?
Posted by Alyssa Miller on July 14,2010 at 05:36 PM
My cat had 5 kittens 5 weeks ago. Recently, she has stopped feeding them and taking care of them all together. They have teeth but they refuse to eat hard and wet cat food. I got a small bottle to feed the kittens and I got them kitten formula from a local veterinary. They refuse to eat from the bottle, I have to force it into their mouth and hope they swallow it. One of the kittens died over night before I got the formula and another one of them died in my lap after meowing very loudly right after I got the formula. Could you please help me as to how to get them to eat, we don't have the money to pay the veterinary to feed them for us?
Posted by alyssa on July 18,2010 at 08:50 PM
yea if you soak the hard cat food in formula milk and let it get soft and they are old enough they should start eating i had the same problem with my cat. also i had to raise one that wouldnt eat hard food and i had to use a saringe because it wouldnt eat out of a bottle. it worked to she is still alive today i stuck a thin rubber thing on it and supper glued the end so the needle was just barelly showing and she drank.
Posted by Dymond on July 14,2010 at 09:37 AM
My 12 year old jack russell has a lump on her throat about 3cm. It appeared overnight so I amde an appt. for a couple days later. At this point you could almost pinch right underneath the lump, and I was able to move it around slightly. They did not take a biopsy because it was on her throat the vet said she feared it could cause bleeding and instead prescribed antibiotics for 10 days. The lump went down a little in size, but now you also cannot move it, it is more a lump attached to her throat compared to before. I took her back to the vet on Moday and she still did not want to do a biopsy and recommended exploritory surgery. When I hesitated slightly she said that she would consult with the Surgeon and find out what he says. She then said that the surgeon may want a biopsy done before he would preform surgery which then confused me because she was telling me that a biopsy could cause her to bleed alot and we wouldn't be able to stop it. At this point she has not recommended anything else, like blood work or something and I do not feel confident in her assesment. At this point I have no idea what the lump could be. It has had no effect on my dog, she is behaving and eating 100% as usual. Could you let me know what you would recommend, or if I should take her for a second opinion. (this if the first time going to this vet as we have moved cities).
Posted by mary on July 13,2010 at 08:39 PM
I have a 5 y/o male rat terrior that has stunk since he was small. He is allergic to fleas and I found a good drop last year( not frontline) but can't remember what I bought OTC. He stinks in the winter without fleas. He has oily skin and sweats/ mostly in his armpits. I can wash him and in less than a couple of hrs, he stinks. I have tried dog shampoo,flea shampoo people shampoo. I read an article that stinky dogs often times have a fungus. Can I get an anti fungal shampoo and try it?
Posted by gretchen on August 08,2010 at 04:32 PM
My sister's dog always stank, her whole body did, no matter what she did. THen she started changing her food. Her dog also had frequent ear infections. Later she figured out her dog was allergic to foods. She now feeds her expensive food that contains lamb and rice. NO WHEAT, OR OTHER MEATS. It has changed her dog completely. Hope this helps. :0)
Posted by karen on July 13,2010 at 01:37 PM
My sheltie has real red flaky and black heads all around his buttocks and pee pee area. I have been putting Aloe on them but it doesn't seem to help. Could you tell me what I could buy at a drugstore that would work to heal this and not have him lick it off?
Posted by elaine hammontree on July 12,2010 at 08:07 PM
our female chow/german shepard mix has bruised paws..can i give her a tylenol..we are trying to limate her walking as much as possible
Posted by Kathie on August 13,2010 at 11:46 PM
Did you ever get an anwser? My Lhasa Apso, 11 years old, has been limping on his front paw, but only off and on. I'm thinking it's arthritis, because when mine flares up, his does too. It's usually weather related, but this time is different. I just want to know if I can give him a crushed acetominophen or aspirin OR ibuprofen. Someone...anyone..if you know the answer let me know! He is a service dog and I am on disabiity and don't have $$ for big vet bills. I need ALSO to find vetinary care that is designed for people like me!! Thank you.
Posted by sergio on July 12,2010 at 04:26 PM
just rescued a rot he is very skinny and has sores on his face in his ears and a few more in other spots eats very well drinks alot good dog lacking energy currently on antibiotics that dont seem to b helping
Posted by Robin on July 12,2010 at 11:54 AM
I have a 9 yr old Jack Russell Terrier Mix. I rescued her two years ago from another state where she basically lived in a backyard and fended for herself for 1 1/2 to 2 yrs. She constantly shakes and it really worries me. I have brought her to two different vets and they say it is her breed! She eats normally and has plenty of energy but is there anything I can do to reduce or eliminate her shaking? PLEASE HELP! Thanks so much!
Posted by candace williams on July 11,2010 at 12:33 PM
i recently got a teddy roosevelt rat terrier type b . she had a lot of fleas on her and she chewed the hair off her legs. i have already got all the fleas off her but her skin is really dry and ichy. what is the best thing i can wash her with to help with the iching and dryness?
Posted by micheal on July 11,2010 at 02:31 AM
My chihuahua has been scrathing her neck very hard and often. This is not normal at all. I just noticed the area is red, swollen, and I think its a little hard. Most vets aren't open till monday. If this contiues is there any way i can help her?
Posted by micheal on July 11,2010 at 02:49 AM
I heard it could be a reacton to something and to give her childerns benadryl. Does any one know if this is safe, or how much to give? ***Remember this is a chihuahua
Posted by sadie m. on July 10,2010 at 10:00 PM
all of you people need to GO TO A VET -- please!!!!!!!! for the sake of these poor animals - bring them to a VET!!!
Posted by Linda on July 13,2010 at 09:46 AM
I take my animals to the vet .I take extreamly good care of them.(6 cats ,1 dog). My cats are 21,18,18,14,10,6 my dog is 15. I was laid off , took a course and now in the process of getting a job. Just a visit to my vet is $50. Money that is far between at the moment for what may be nothing to worry about!!! Mind your business.
Posted by Sarah Edwards on July 09,2010 at 04:19 PM
Hello. I have a 10 year old mare and during summer time she gets hives. It doesnt cause itching or any sort of pain. I am from arizona so it does get hot and i have heard that heat my inflict this. Right now she has a breakout one large sized one around cinch area and then about three or four medium sized ones around the flank. Should i just let it go.. or call a vet and have a steriod shot given? I ride her a lot due to being a rodeo queen. so idk. i have been rinsing her off during the day with cool water and also really well after i ride her. I thought maybe my fly spray was irrating her so i tried a all natural one and it just got worse. then i took her off fly spray and she has no change. so that cant be it. any ideas?
Posted by yvonne garcia on July 08,2010 at 11:59 AM
i found a puppy looks like if its 2 weeks old and someone tried to open its eyes and there's a green thing coming out of the right eye is that a bad thing???????????
Posted by Linda on July 13,2010 at 09:48 AM
Posted by Laura on July 07,2010 at 08:29 PM
my cat chewed off about 1/2 inch of her tail about a month ago. she chewed all the hair n skin off till the bone was sticking out. she ended up chewing that off too. it started healing after that. its been a month since then. today i noticed she chewed about a inch off of her tail again!! the bone is sticking out and its all bloody. is this normal??? help!!!!
Posted by hannah on July 10,2010 at 03:00 PM
Laura I am not a vet but I would recomend taking him to the vet immediatley!! I am pretty sure that is not normal!!! Hope I helped!!!
Posted by nick on July 07,2010 at 03:21 PM
my cat is hemorrhaging what to do
Posted by linda on July 13,2010 at 09:52 AM
Get it to the Vet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by rebecky on July 07,2010 at 01:34 AM
im wondering if my dog is retarded. shes 9 weeks old now. shes a toy poodle. the vet did mention that the puppy could have hydrocephalus. (water in the brain) however, would hydrocephalus cause her to freak out when i try to hold her. hes very easily scared. she continues to accidently hit her head on the wall or on the table legs. she freaks out very easily especially when i tried to give her a bath once. and she continues to pee/poop in places where she sleeps. ive had many other dogs before and they never pee/poop where they sleep. please help.
Posted by Bronwyn on July 03,2010 at 03:41 PM
My advice to pretty much everyone on this list? CALL YOUR VET.
Posted by bla on July 03,2010 at 08:38 AM
my sisters chiken waz lost and wen she came back she looked like a dead crow. she is infested with maggots our main things is how to get rid of the maggots without hurting her?!?!?
Posted by Bronwyn on July 03,2010 at 03:30 PM
Maggots?! Call your vet.
Posted by Gabby on July 02,2010 at 10:13 PM
My bunny has a runny nose and i dont know what to do. if it is serious and if i should take him to the vet, PLEASE HELP
Posted by Heather Fournier on July 02,2010 at 01:24 PM
i have a pet rat that i resently bought at the pet store. She has been acting normal and fine until today when she wouldnjt even let my hold her and she tryies to run out of my hands and hides in the corner of her cage. I cant think of anything that scared her or that would effect this. SHe is extremely spazzy and runs and jumps to hide. What is wrong with her? She also seems sensitive to the light.
Posted by frank on July 11,2010 at 02:32 AM
sounds like a normal rat to me.....
Posted by aaa on July 01,2010 at 11:35 PM
plz help! my cat threw up 3 times in 2 days. he wont eat his regular food but he will eat snacks and real food. for the past 2 days, he threw up 3 times. the 1st time it was liquidy and it looked like his regular food, the 2nd time it was dry but that could have been because i just got home, and the 3rd time it was dry regular food. i tried buying another bag but same brand, and he ate about 20 pieces, but when i walked in, he ran under the bed, which he usually doesn't do. other than that, his behavior and habits were the same. i also have another cat, but he did not do anything suspicious. he eats dry food but about 2 times a month he eats wet food. he threw up the dry food, not the wet he is overweight what is the range for surgery price? he goes outside sometimes but i watch him, i let him eat the grass, but i dont let him go over the fence... 2 weeks ago i accidently left him outside for a while not knowing he was there and he came back meowing at the door what is the range for checkup price he usually eats a lot and tries to steal his brothers food, which is why i separate them. 52 minutes ago
Posted by Bronwyn on July 03,2010 at 03:37 PM
You need to call your vet. Anorexia in cats can be a sign of anything from an abscessed tooth to kidney failure. Your cat may have a problem that does not require surgery, but the longer you wait, the more expensive his problem may become. DO NOT let your cat go for days without eating. This can lead to a very dangerous cascade effect in cats. Call your vet.
Posted by Jordan mcmanus on July 01,2010 at 06:48 PM
Please help! my guinea pigs mamory glands are very swollen! what do i do???
Posted by hannah on July 10,2010 at 03:03 PM
If I were you I would take my guniea pig to the vet immediatly!!! It may be serious or just very mild!!! Hope I helped!!!
Posted by Kristen on July 01,2010 at 02:10 PM
We recently found out our 2 cats (one male one female, we've had both for a long time) had Feline AIDS. I also have a hermit crab and a small turtle. I went to clean the turtle and hermit crabs cage and found the same worms our vet said was a sign of Feline AIDS in their cage. Can they contract soemthing from this and can humans?
Posted by ScarletDream The Aussie Lover! <3 on June 30,2010 at 03:25 PM
My Aussie, Bella, is sick. She had a seizure. She's okay right know. But I need to know if I should bring her to a vet or not, and what her sickness might be. Thx! ~ ScarletDream The Aussie Lover! <3
Posted by Bronwyn on July 03,2010 at 03:39 PM
YES! Call your vet. There is no way to know what your dog has without a professional workup. Seizures can kill. Call your vet.
Posted by Ryan on June 30,2010 at 09:16 AM
Hi I have a ten month old siberian husky. Someone took her at the dog park because they thought she was lost. She was gone for one night and one day. I have since got her back but since I have she has had extremely bad diarhea and has vomited a few times. I feed her on an all natural no corn,soy, or filler diet and she was fed food with all of those things. Is her condition likely the result of the food eaten while gone?
Posted by Bronwyn on July 03,2010 at 03:41 PM
Possible. Stress and expose to parasites are also possible causes. Call your vet.
Posted by katie on June 30,2010 at 05:57 PM
i would take the dog to the vets diarrhea isn't good for any animal to have
Posted by Annie on June 29,2010 at 07:34 AM
Hi. I have this cat who is about arounda year old. When she was kitten we caught her but she was wild. We let her go. A couple we ago she had unexpected kittens. The kittens are about 8 weeks now. Since I did not get to litter train her when she was a kitten she keeps pooping everywhere. Whenever she poops it does not really encourage the kittens to use the litter box. So I need to know how to train a year old cat?? Please help!!!!!
Posted by ScarletDream The Aussie Lover! <3 on June 30,2010 at 03:30 PM
My kittens had the same problem, Have you tried putting out a litter box? Cats would rather Poop in dirt than on wood flooring or carpet. If that dosn't work try punishing them, not meenly or anything. Just squirt them with a water bottle while they are. They will learn! =)
Posted by nikki on June 28,2010 at 06:10 PM
HELP please my mom stepped on a baby wild rabbit and its still breathing, but when i touch it it doesnt hopp away!!!!!!! i dont know if the mother will come back and i dont know if its injured??!! so please help me because i dont want it to die??? where do i go from here
Posted by bethanie on June 27,2010 at 03:43 PM
my basset hound/lab wont eat andhis 2 sisters just died. i brought him in from the heat and i have been trying to give him water and food. he drinks every now and then but still wont eat. he has not had his shots. we thought it culd be parvo but he is not vomitting or no signs of diareah. please help i cant lose anther one
Posted by hannah on July 10,2010 at 03:07 PM
ok try a bunch of different food to give him until he eats. Like turkey of something!! Hope I helped!!! Sorry about the two sisters!!! :(
Posted by Ashley on June 26,2010 at 03:36 PM
My boxer female dog (2 years) was kept outside to breed for two weeks. When we picked her up, she had bumps all over her. She was scratching and biting them. Some are even bit down to be flaming red and raw. They would bleed when she messes with them. Now, we have noticed that her hair is thinning on all her bumps. She is an inside dog only and we think that this may be allergies to outside?
Posted by 'kelly on July 04,2010 at 02:31 AM
why would ANYONE leave a two year old Boxer outside for two weeks to be bred? Take her to a VET !
Posted by Ashley on July 13,2010 at 03:54 PM
Thanks. But, she healed and is growing her hair back in every spot. We took her to the vet and she had allergies (being an inside dog and all.)
Posted by Lilac on June 23,2010 at 09:05 AM
Hello. I have a siamese cat that has hyperthyroidism and has lost the blue in one of her eyes. I do not have a holistic vet in my city and would love some advice and guidance. Is there a holistic vet l can email for help? Thank you. Lilac
Posted by Stephanie on June 22,2010 at 10:04 AM
Hello, my dog is developing skin problems, sadly I'm waiting for money to get to the vet, but until then maybe you may help me. She was been developing pimples, first started on her vulva, but this was around when she started her period and it would leave and go, didn't seem to hurt her. I figured must of been hormones or sometimes. But now the problem is only getting worst and spreading on her body. Even though the pimples on her body are not exactly like the ones on her vulva. The ones on her vulva her much better, seem to scab, dry out and fall. As the ones on her inner legs, stomach and near her ears are smaller, seem itchy, she licks and bits them. She is also losing small parts of fur on the back of her neck. This not contagious because she sleep's with me every night and I have never caught anything. Do you guys have an idea want can this be and if it's serious? Thank for very very much. Stephanie.
Posted by Liz on June 21,2010 at 03:57 PM
My seven week old kitten just fell over my second railing from the second story and landed on the hardwood floor(on the first floor). I heard a LOUD thug and when I got to him he was scared and stiff. I was concerned that he could have internal injuries due to the fact that he is still young and fragile and fell a long distance , landing on a hard surface. Is it possible he could develop a cyst(spelling?)? Thank you from both of us!!
Posted by Deanna on June 18,2010 at 07:16 PM
I'm an owner of a nine year old Cocker Spaniel. She has had a large bump/lump on the side of her body for about a year now. However, it has grown gradually over this one year time span and moves around when pushed. My dog seems to be in no pain whatsoever and her mood has not changed....she still eats, drinks, sleeps and enjoys exercising. The vet said that we should have it removed because it might be cancerous, however the operation is much too expensive. Should I get a second opinion or just leave the bump the way it is? Thanks!
Posted by gretchen on August 08,2010 at 04:43 PM
I am no doctor, but our dig had a bump that was NOT attached to anything. You could move it around. It developed slowly too. We took her to the vet. We found out it was FAT. I know it sounds weird, but the lump was a way her body was storing excess fat. The vet siad it was fairly common and it was not a problem. He mentioned one of the big things was that the lump would move around in a certain area (you couldn't push it all over or anything).
Posted by desire on June 18,2010 at 03:22 PM
MY 10 WEEK OLD MIN PIN WAS BITE BY A MUCH LARGER DOG ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD. i took him to the vet and she gave me antibiotics and also gave him an IV with meds. to reduce swelling. he was bite sunday morning. the swelling isnt getting any better or any worse. I feel they should have drained the area a bit but did not. I need adivce on what i can do. possible drain the area myself???? please help me. he eats,drinks, uses the bathroom normally. very active still the area is just very swelled up.
Posted by Erin on June 18,2010 at 05:55 PM
Take him back to the vet and tell them how you feel about his first visit and ask them to fix it. They shouldn't charge you for the office visit or for anything unless they use any medical treatment for it.
Posted by Julia on June 16,2010 at 10:25 AM
I Have a 12yr old Shepard,Chow Mix. He has been very sick off and on for about 3 wks now. He has been to the vet twice. He started out by not eating, had a hot spot. We took him to the Vet because of the vomiting. She treated him with antibiotics and a bland food Id, which he will not eat. 1 1/2 days later he was back to throwing up again. Took him to an animal clinic and they did blood work and x-rays which they had said the x-rays show no blockages, stomach and intestines clear. The blood work however showed an elevated White count. So he was put a stronger antibiotic. And a 3 day dose of a wormer just in case. (We thought that he could have gotten a hold of something outside and ate it. Which he normally does not do) Well today he is throwing up even more (finished antibiotic 2 days now) Breathing is very labored and is drinking a LOT of water. Any ideas as to what to do next? We are at the end of our ropes. :(
Posted by Brandon Macadaeg on June 15,2010 at 10:00 PM
My jackson chameleon is not moving I fed him and apple and later on I gave him a mealworm and noticed he didn't finish the apple I had given him please reply fast I don't think he isn't going to make it!!!
Posted by jasmine sheard on June 15,2010 at 01:20 AM
is there anyway to tell how old a kitten is
Posted by Karen on June 13,2010 at 11:55 PM
My fiance found a chewed up mechanical pencil and eraser. I believe my 3 month old pom might have eaten the lead inside the mechanical pencil. I'm very concerned because she has thrown up 3 times in the last hour and she is very weak. I've tried to get her to drink as much water as possible and that's really all I know to do. Right now I can't afford a vet so is there anything else I can do?
Posted by Corkery on June 13,2010 at 10:34 PM
Have a 7 year old plot hound, got two doses of Heartgard by mistake. She seems fine and it has been over 24 hours. What should we look for ?
Posted by trisha on June 13,2010 at 12:20 AM
My kitten is approx 12weeks old. She has been very playful and active, eating tons of Iams kitten chow. Suddenly over night became lethargic, drinking lots of water but not eating or playing. I took her to my Vet 2 days ago and he found nothing acute. No temp ect. He did vaccinate her and also gave some antiemetic. Now she cries constantly not eating or drinking. I have noticed no diarrhea.She is the only pet in our home and hasnt spent any time outside to speak of. ...
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:49 PM
did the vet do blood tests to check for any kind of worms it could be a heart worm or a gene problem did u find her or was she adopted from pound?
Posted by Kara on June 12,2010 at 09:09 AM
I have a six month old female Bull Terrier that I rescued. She is pretty much housebroken...However, I take her out consistently and she pees outside a few times and then comes in the house and pees a few more times within an hour period...what could be causing this??
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:52 PM
nervs. if she is really new to the household she could just be nervous but she also could have an over active bladder leaver her outside untill she scratches at the door or gives u a sign that she is done just keep working on house training it could easily just be an accident here or there. if she doesnt stop atfer a few weeks i would take her in to make sure she doesnt have an over active bladder
Posted by Tina on June 11,2010 at 09:17 PM
i have a six month old puppy. the last 4 days she has been weak, vomiting, loss of appetite, and sleeps all day. can u please help me,& tell me what i can buy or do 4 her please.
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:54 PM
if she has not had her shots u need to take her now it could be parvo and if thats the case for puppies its alot harder on them it it really takes its toll on them if she has had shots take her in to check for worms
Posted by Elly V on June 09,2010 at 10:58 PM
hi, i have a 2 year old guinea pig who appeared to be getting her period. guinea pigs dont get i took her into the vet and she got a few x-rays then i was told it was a bladder infection and to give her some perscribed medicine. after a few days i noticed the bleeding was not disapearing so i called the vet again and tomarrow im suposed to bring her in. i absolutely love her and im really worried any info, ANY at all will be very much apreciated wish her luck tomarrow :) :(
Posted by becky on June 09,2010 at 02:53 AM
i have a 8-week-old toy poodle. i noticed a open fontanel a while back. however i just realized what seems like two open fontanels adjacent to each other on her skull. is this normal?
Posted by Tammy on June 08,2010 at 10:50 PM
I have a 4 1/2 year old golden retriever. When i got home from work today my daughters told me my dog was going blind. I'm not quite sure if they were right so i have a few questions. She is very swollen and it has red vains all over it. her pupil seems to have rolled back and it is barely visible. Her other eye seems to look fine its a little red, looks like its a very mild form of pink eye? IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PLEASE DON'T HESITATE
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:57 PM
first off when a dog goes blind it wont uslay look like that instead the pupile will look kindof couldy and thats when there blind i would say it sounds like a small infection if u can peek in there and see if theres a little rock or somthing stuck
Posted by racheal villariny on June 06,2010 at 07:55 AM
well my cat baby is not growing at all hes only 4 in a 1/2
Posted by Nikki Klenke on June 03,2010 at 11:45 PM
I have a 8 month old pit bull. 4 or 5 days ago i fed her dog food mixed with gravy. After, it first started with vomiting the dog food she ate and diarreha. 2 days ago she got to where she had nothing in her stomach so she was vomiting silivia and dry heaving. She has had nothing to eat in 2 days. Nothing to drink since this afternoon. I have managed to get some Pedialyte in her through a straw. She is refusing to move. I had to carry her from outside. What can i do to help her until i take her to the vet tommarrow afternoon?
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 10:03 PM
give her somthing soft like u would a human give her a few peices of bread and if she keeps it down great if not make it a little mushy so that her body can at least absorb some of the food but it mainly sounds like she just has a sensative tummy what kind of gravy was it did it have a lot of pepper and other spices? if so a dogs body isnt used to them even more so if they are a puppy. and it could also be an algeric reaction to somthing in there i would stick to mushy canned dog food for a while get her system back on track and then do very little amounts at a time
Posted by brenda on June 02,2010 at 07:48 AM
why is my 3 1/2 month old kitten losing her bowels? She is normal in playing eating, ,bright eyes nothing else seems to be wrong.
Posted by Brittany on May 31,2010 at 08:13 PM
Hi! My 13 Year old Quarter horse has been having diahriiea when ever i see her poop. She does not seem sick at all.
Posted by Dawn on July 03,2010 at 06:57 PM
It sounds like she may have eaten too much of grain or hay, have you increased her diet at all?
Posted by Kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:37 PM
well for one i would say it could be a poor diet how long has this been going on? and what does her diet consist of? and a great way to check if any animal is healthy is thir gums if she will let u get a good look at them the only reason to worry is if they are really white.
Posted by Chelsea Chamberlain on May 29,2010 at 10:50 PM
My dog scratches, bites, and rubs herself against any surface of the house and she bleeds horribly. The vet has prescribed medicince over and over again and nothing works. Her own body is developing with ooze substance and it seeps out of her skin. She shakes when she sleeps and it's too hard to take care of a dog in so much pain. What can I do for her?
Posted by Adriane on June 16,2010 at 01:14 AM
Have you tried a dap dispenser? Dap is a calming agent the might ease you pet. The scratching can also be the result of hot spots.
Posted by Samantha on May 28,2010 at 10:18 PM
My dog was just admitted in the vet yesterday for parvo. He showed all the signs, throwing up, diarreha, etc... Poor thing looks so sad and didnt wanna move. The vet called this morning with updates and said that he had throw up in the cage and some bloody stool....but he is hydrated now and still on IV's. Whats going to happen? What can we expect? What is his survival rate?
Posted by pacqiao on May 25,2010 at 09:43 PM
what happens if dog throws up alot?
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:40 PM
well almost all dogs throw up a fair amount is she eating grass then throwing up? because dogs will get a upset tummy and eat grass to make them puke and if thats the case you shouldnt need to worry its just a natrual process if she is doing it a whole lot like many times a day i would get her checked to make sure she doesnt have an ulcer or something along those lines
Posted by Sam on May 28,2010 at 10:19 PM
Does he have diarreha as well? Maybe a loss of appetite?
Posted by Kri on May 21,2010 at 10:12 PM
my dog hasn't pooped since 8 am and it is 9:11. What should I do????
Posted by Jacquelyn F on May 31,2010 at 07:17 PM
there is nothing wrong with your dog. sometimes dogs don't poop more than once a day. ussualy, it is because the dog didn't eat as much as normal to poop out. your dog should be fine. but if this continous to happen, you should visit your family vet.
Posted by kim on May 18,2010 at 07:20 PM
had my dogs dewclaw removed.. how long should the bandage stay on the dog?the vet rapped it so tight the dog could not use her leg so i removed it and then he ran all over as as to say thank you/./ now there si a blood blister there where it was removed wasit casued by thei tight wrap? i pray it does not remain.. called the companty that represents these vats ,, complained about it.. now we will see what results we get.. just need them tom repremind these vets..
Posted by F.Skaggs on May 18,2010 at 04:18 PM
Posted by Sam on May 28,2010 at 10:20 PM
Sounds like an upset stomach...Maybe something she ate that didnt agree with her...
Posted by Kayce on May 17,2010 at 10:45 PM
I took my 9 week old puppy to the vet this morning. She was shaking pretty bad when waiting on the doctor and acting as if she was gonna pee so I took her outside. She had really bad explosive diaherra. The vet told me it was probably nerves. Since I brought her home she still has really bad explosive diaherra. I called the animal hospital and they told me not to feed her and if I wanted to give a little bit of plain rice. She is still having the problem 4 hours later. What can I do and how long will this take to stop? I put her in her crate for about 30 mins. and needless to say she had an accident and needed a really good scrubbing!
Posted by Sam on May 28,2010 at 10:21 PM
Is there any blood in her stool? Is she throwing up?
Posted by Alecia on May 16,2010 at 10:43 PM
hello we found a female kitten outside what should we feed her? we also put her in the liter box but she act like se didnt know what it was
Posted by Sam on May 28,2010 at 10:22 PM
Warm milk is a good start
Posted by SwampCat on May 22,2010 at 11:23 PM
Give her normal cat food or cooked chicken until yo u buy cat food. Cats will use a litter box on instinct since they have the need to cover there poop. Just put thr litter box in an area she can see and get to easily.
Posted by Babey on May 17,2010 at 03:08 PM
That is probaly because she is a baby yet and has not a clue about but if you keep taking her to it when she has to go to the bathroom she will soon know what to do. i Would give her wet cat food and watch her carefully sn you might also want her checked out by a vet.
Posted by Ashley on May 16,2010 at 06:09 AM
I Have my cat Lune Neige. She was just a tiny baby when I got her. I always been highly over protective of my 3 cats so she was never injured. But she got this weird way of walking. She'll move all over with her tail straight against her back, or somewhat curved like a Akita's tail. I never seen a cat do this. She's very healthy, and highly spoiled and never goes out of the house. But is this just her own thing making herself unique or could it be something else?
Posted by david on May 15,2010 at 08:55 PM
my cat keeps vomiting
Posted by Swamo Cat on May 22,2010 at 11:25 PM
Take her/him to the vet.
Posted by sam on May 13,2010 at 02:13 PM
my small dover/chiwawa was jumping and yelled out in pain when landing. now he cannot move his back legs, has a fever and glassy eyes . been 5 days and he still cannot use his legs. what you think. thank you
Posted by Michelle T on May 13,2010 at 09:27 AM
Our puppy started pooping mucasy blood and is not eating or drinking. She is vomitting and losing weight just not being herself, I really can't afford a vet right now can anyone tell me what I should do.
Posted by Dawn on July 03,2010 at 07:00 PM
No doubt abou it, its Parvo get to a vet immediately! if you catch it in time it might have a better chance to live.
Posted by Samantha on May 28,2010 at 10:25 PM
Its parvo....Get to a vet asap! Survival rate is very low for a puppy without medical help..Some vets allow you to do a store credit....Defintly ask about that, it will help a lot with the price. My puppy is at the vet now with the same exact symptoms. They are expecting it to be anywhere from 300-900 dollars before he gets out.
Posted by Swamp Cat on May 22,2010 at 11:29 PM
Its Parvo and u need to get to a vet now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Pindusa on May 13,2010 at 11:41 AM
Please take her to a vet or an emergency vet clinic right away. Do not wait for an appointment. The vet will recognize that it's an emergency. The symptoms you describe are serious, especially in a puppy. Puppies, like children can die quickly from dehydration. You can always make payment arrangements for later. The longer you wait, the more expensive it will be if you want to save her. Or call a shelter and see if they have a vet they deal with who can help your puppy right away. I don't want to alarm you but there is cause for alarm and she might not survive long if you don't take prompt action. I know some vets can be very greedy but I'm sure you'll find one that will care about your puppy now and make arrangements for payments later.
Posted by Robin Fox on May 11,2010 at 08:07 PM
Well, you know how (for an example) insects have 4 characteristics that make it an insect, well what characteristics make a dog a dog?
Posted by amber on May 11,2010 at 06:27 PM
my raccoon, meeko, got fleas from our dogs and i don't know what kind of flea medication is safe to use on her. i think puppy medication would be safe but i kno if you use the wrong kind it could kill her. so.. if someone could please help me out with this, that would be great.
Posted by Tierra Smith on May 05,2010 at 01:32 PM
I am currently taking care of a stray cat that comes around everyday and i noticed this HUGE wound on her back pouring with puss. I don't know but it looks like someone either poured hot grease or boiling water on her back. I am scared to try and do something because i don't want to hurt her even though she doesn't seem like she is in pain.. what do i do?
Posted by Lisa on May 04,2010 at 07:54 PM
I took our min. schnauzer to the vet for annual shots. after we got home his breathing is labored, his eyes were swelled and watering and he was very restless. called the vet who told me to give benadryl. did that. called the main vet and he said give prenisone... did that. Dog still has labored breathing and acts like his rear end is bothering him... he keeps twisting around and around and can't seem to lay down and get comfortable. Any ideas?
Posted by kerra on June 13,2010 at 09:46 PM
GO BACK TO THE VET TAKE HIM IN!!! it could easily be a reaction to some medicain mainly because u gave more then one kind
Posted by Todd nelson on May 04,2010 at 12:21 PM
I have a two yr old black lab that has loose fatty like sacs under his arm pit. With a rash at times. What could that be.
Posted by alexa on May 02,2010 at 08:59 PM
i think i have a baby sparrow. what do i feed it? how many times do i feed it? how do i know if any of its bones are broken?
Posted by natayla on April 29,2010 at 08:31 PM
please help my cat got out for and left for a couple of hours and came back having a big welt on his tail and the next day it popped and was starting to look better when we found a big welt on his stomach it doesnt seem to hurt but i am really worried i cant find any online advice for free and cant afford to take him to the vet we love him alot and take good care of him but i am so freaking out about this please o please help
Posted by dude on April 29,2010 at 04:14 PM
hello i have a female pitbull, it is her first time have puppies with are family. she has 6 puppies and since she has had them she has not ate nor drinked water and it seems as if she in pain. it seems as if there is something she has in her stomach beacuse it looks as if she wants to go to the restroom but she can't and start's whinging
Posted by guy on June 16,2010 at 02:08 PM
hey my pitbull did the same thing after having pups she whined and had the same symptoms she had intestinal worms from the pups she gave birth to. we almost lost her i would take er to the vet!
Posted by Victoria on April 29,2010 at 02:05 AM
my kitten got smashed under a chair and i gave her a very low dose of advil to help with pain but what do i do to make it to where she can walk again
Posted by vdfsg on May 21,2010 at 01:51 AM
r u joking?!?! you probably killed it
Posted by Rick on April 28,2010 at 09:16 PM
My cats got into a fight. One is missing a small sliver of ear and she has a slight scab on the back of her ear. Should I take her to a vet or will this heal on it's own. I am on vacation next week and have a pet sitter, but I want to be on the safe side. Advice please.
Posted by Tamanna Ahmed on April 25,2010 at 02:49 AM
Hello, My neighbor's cat was found in the middle of the street tonight, probably a hit an run! She was not moving, no eye movement, no breathing, eyes were open. The cat was probably there for 7-10 minutes before was found. We called the emergency vet, but they didn't give us much hope. Could we do CPR to save her life?! How sooner after an accident like this should CPR be performed to save a cat's life?! 10 minutes?! More?! The cat had no visible outside body injury, just a small trauma above her one eye. Blood was coming out of her mouth. My neighbor has been devastated and i'm trying to help her by getting some answers. Your detail answer would be much appreciated. thanks, For the love of a cat...
Posted by natayla on April 29,2010 at 08:38 PM
my little brother performed CPR on his cat when she was sick and stopped breathing it brought her back to life but she only stopped breathing for 60 seconds or so 10 min. seam like a long time for a cat their lung are allot smaller and if blood was coming out of it mouth it most likely had internal damage you could fix internal damage but it could run into the 1,000s and their is still no definite chance
Posted by jennifer neal on April 24,2010 at 09:03 PM
My puppy is not doing well. He had a shot a week Sunday and has been moping around every since then. He is only 3 months old. He keep acting if he is going to throw up and is very weak. When I put him on the floor, he falls down. He won't eat and he has the runs. What can I do? I don't have money to go to a vet right now.
Posted by tyrin on April 24,2010 at 07:16 PM
my 3 day old chihuahua is really small.... tinier than the other two puppies and hes not eating much.. what should i do
Posted by Crystal Hays on May 23,2010 at 12:28 PM
If he or she is smaller then the others ones, then naturally, hes going to eat a little less then the other two. Your local pet stores also carry 'mothers milk' and small nursing bottles just for this reason. If she/he continues to not eat, or seems to show sign of being ill, seek your local humane society or private vet for vitams or other treatments.
Posted by Clara Miller on April 24,2010 at 12:51 AM
My hamster is sleeping all day and night is he okay?
Posted by Judy on October 06,2010 at 03:39 PM
he's not OK, he's dead.
Posted by o on April 23,2010 at 11:41 PM
my Chihuahua's name is Chiquita she's a female,chocolate brown color and is going to be three in two months. She got loose at the end of her period and i found her hanging out with a boy dog! I took her to the vet they told me no they don't think she's pregnate but that is was to soon to know they also said they think it might be a fake pregnacy Im so stressed out her ribs got a little bigger and she gained weight some weight she's 8 pounds how do i know if she pregnate or if its a fake pregnacy? how do i know the difference? please help im stressed out
Posted by nana on May 11,2010 at 09:43 PM
Is she nestting ? Are her nipples longer and larger?Why don't the vet just take an xray? She may need to be fixed and just as human abortion its nasty but if the male was larger then her she could die in birth tell the vet you WANT TO KNOW. Do you pay the vet? If you do he is working for you at the time and should address your concerns.
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:03 PM
I just found out that my 6 month old Blue Healer did not receive any of her vaccinations. A few days ago, she developed a hacking cough and she feels a little warm. She has always had discharge from both of her eyes. Her symptoms sound like it may be distemper. When I get her the shots, will it clear up her coughing or does she have to be treated for the possible distemper first? The local agricultural store sells vaccinations that I can administer at home. Should I get the 5-way or 7-way shots and will this make her cough go away if it is indeed distemper? Please let me know asap!! Thank you.
Posted by DD on May 05,2010 at 03:32 PM
NO giving her a vaccine will NOT cure her for what she has...It is NOT SAFE to give a vaccine to a sick animal. Take her to the vet to get her treated and when she is better get her vaccinated!!!!!
Posted by Katie on April 22,2010 at 08:33 PM
My dog ate a chunk out of my 100% soy wax candle...should I be worried? She just got over pancreaitits two weeks ago
Posted by mallory on April 21,2010 at 09:02 PM
my dog has an infecction and is getting surgey tommrrow the infection is from where she had never gottin fix but what happens if its already in her blood stream will surgey be a waste of money she is gettin her overies and something else out
Posted by Erin on April 21,2010 at 08:03 AM
My cat has a small fleshy lump on her upper right eyelid, it turned up a few years ago when she had a sore there and after the scab fell off i just figured it was a scar, it looks like a scar. However, she has always had what i thought was just a dirty face; black gunk (not lots, just a bit) sort of built up around her nostrils, and brownish/reddish goop under her eyes. it was never very much, i would just wipe her face with a warm wet wash cloth every week or two. Lately her right eye, the one with the small lump, has been watering a lot and the goopiness under that eye is worse. It doesn't seem to be bothering her very much at all, she hasn't been rubbing or scratching it, it doesn't seem to be sensitive to the touch, its not cloudy, and she isn't squinting. It could be my imagination but it DOES seem to be a bit warmer than the other eye. We did move recently and it seemed to start about a month after we moved.
Posted by Jody on April 19,2010 at 05:13 PM
I have a three years old male cat that is fixed, and has a bad problem with urinating on clothes, and blankets. I want him to stop so bad but don't know what I can do? Please someone help?????? please :)
Posted by jennifer on May 04,2010 at 03:19 PM
there is a hartz brand made for cats and dogs used to discourage animals from spraying or urinating on clothes, carpet, furniture, etc. It can be found at any shoppers drug mart or wal-marts cost is about 10-15 dollars. Hopes this helps. :)
Posted by Cheryl on April 19,2010 at 05:39 PM
Have you tried different brand and type of litters? Thats what did it for my cat!
Posted by Jody on April 19,2010 at 06:04 PM
Yes I have but thank you :)
Posted by Ashley on April 19,2010 at 01:24 PM
I currently have a CNA license and I was wonder since I have that, how long will it take me to be a veterinarian or a veterinary assistant?
Posted by Andrea on April 19,2010 at 03:44 AM
my dog is 8 weeks pregnant and today we found red lined which appear to look like stretch marks. its late and my vet is closed tomorow, do dogs get stretch marks or is it something else?
Posted by Tori Michon on April 18,2010 at 12:15 PM
My 3 year old mini daschund chihuahua cross has a very swollen, red anus, with a large lump beside it.. he hasn't had diahreea or any other problems, it seems to have happened over night and he isn't bothered by it. What could it be and can it wait until tomorrow as his regular vet is closed today?
Posted by Christine on April 18,2010 at 09:26 AM
My cat came home with asphalt glued to her paws, i can't get it off.It's the weekend and she is very uncomfortable, what can I do?
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:07 PM
Try a product called GOO-GONE or GOOF OFF. Just make sure you wash the paws off well after you get the asphalt off and don't let her lick or ingest it. If you are worried about her ingesting it, you can try warming up some cooking oil just a little bit and rubbing the paws with the oil.
Posted by Scolt on April 18,2010 at 02:14 AM
If I had a 7 week old puppy in my house for 3 days would I have to spray bleach to get another puppy in 6-11 months?
Posted by jessica gordon on April 15,2010 at 03:16 PM
I have a dog with a possible broken foot that I cannot have looked into until tomorrow. I would like to give him something for his pain. I have an herbal pain remedy called Pain X that I take myself in lieu of over the counter. The homeopathic base is made of Amica Montan, Ruta graceolens, Rhus toxicondendron,Byronia alba, Symphytum Officinale Calendula officinalils, Belladonna, Hamamelis virginicus, & echinacea. The actices are: Boswellia serrata gum extract Curcumin Bromelain White Willow bark extract & powder Citrus Bioflavinoids Commiphorea mukl ginger root extract papain Trypsin Rosemary Leaf extract Alpha Chymotrypsin do you think that he may have any kind of negative reaction to any of these ingredients? Thank you, sincerely , Jessica
Posted by Libby on April 15,2010 at 07:29 PM
I would not give this, instead, you should call a local vet (emergency if the local is not open), they might be able to tell you the dose of aspirin you could give (don't just make up a dose yourself, your dog's metabolism is different than your own on a pound per milligram basis, and too much could cause harm). One of the reasons this over the counter remedy works well for you is because of the White Willow bark extract (aka aspirin). I do not know the specifics of many of those herbs, but there are several different herbs (in general) that are harmless to people, but could kill your animal. Don't take any unnecessary chances!!!
Posted by chuck rily on April 13,2010 at 11:37 AM
my rotty is scratching his ears so bad he cries and it smells very bad what do i do
Posted by criscinda on April 16,2010 at 01:30 AM
i'd suggest u take him to the vet it sounds like an ear infection which u were told that already cause when they scratch there ears that is an infection thats why u have to keep up takin him so they can pull certain hairs outta his ears good luck i hope he gets better sorry:(
Posted by Tara on April 15,2010 at 10:21 PM
Sounds like the dog has a yeast infection in his ear. I would take him to the vets, he will most likely be put on an antibiotic and maybe even a steriod. I have 4 dogs and one of them just got over a problem like this. After it is all cleared up i would keep cleaning his once a week that is what we have to do. But i would get a good ear cleaner ask the vet what they would use.
Posted by Libby on April 15,2010 at 07:35 PM
It sounds like it is infected, you should get him in to see a veterinarian. He will most likely need antibiotics. Empirically treating for earmites if it is a serious infection due to something else could delay necessary treatment.
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:33 PM
Your dog probably has ear mites. Take a cotton swab and some cooking oil, dab on cotton swab and clean out his ears. You will find a lot of black/brown gunk in there. Keep them clean and pull any hairs that are growing out of his ears to keep clean. Keep this up for about 2 wks. If it does not solve the problem there are some very good ear mite medicines at the pet store you can use. The mites crawl around and make your dog's ear itch.
Posted by rebecca cash daddio on April 13,2010 at 12:16 AM
I currently have a roommate that owns 2 dogs. He refuses to take one of them to the vet, even though she can hardly move or walk, is deaf and has a very large lump/tumor growing from her back. I can not afford to pay for a vet or i would take her. i am looking for anyone who might know of a vet in the los angeles area that would give thier time? this dog is suffering and i don't know what to do. help!
Posted by jessica gordon on April 15,2010 at 03:20 PM
i would call the humane society to find out if there is a emergency vet that will either see the dog for free or on a sliding-scale. The humane society may even check him out themselves. You can also check with private / non-profit local shelters, see if they can make any suggestions.
Posted by mckenzie on April 12,2010 at 06:54 PM
i heard this whining sound , and i saw my cat with a little bunny in its mouth the cat droped it and ran and i saw the bunny i picked it up and saw that its leg was oped and i can see its muscle , we put piroxcide on it and then wraped it and now hes laying down in a cage tat we put him in ! im crying so bad rite now ! WILL IT LIVE ????? im 11 yrs old
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:29 PM
You should have a local wild animal pet rescue service in your area. They will pick it up, get vet care and return it to the wild where it belongs. They are very caring people. Where are you located?
Posted by Carol on April 09,2010 at 10:17 PM
I have a 5 yr. old beagle we just got from the pound 3 months ago. We took him to the vet about a month ago and he had impacted anal glands and had to have them squeezed and then he had to have anitbiotics for 5 days. Now he is scooting more than ever! Why? Will he have to have them squeezed every month or so? Is there something we can do for him at home? Can those glands be removed? Help! He seems miserable.
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:11 PM
I'm not sure the answer to the question but I do know that you can learn how to squeeze the glands yourself. Most groomers know how to do this and I'm sure if you ask one, they will show you how. Of course you can ask your vet as well; it just might be more expensive.
Posted by Darlene on April 09,2010 at 12:12 PM
My pekingese suddenly (overnight) has become inactive. At times she acts like she is having a hard time breathing and then that goes away. Also, she refuses to let us pick her up and she has not jumped up on furniture in (2) days.
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:34 PM
You need to take your dog to the vet. There are many serious illnesses that can be affecting your dog. Most can be resolved.
Posted by Jessica on April 08,2010 at 07:33 PM
why is my 5 week old hamster going bald?
Posted by obi on April 08,2010 at 03:31 PM
my 9yr old male cat has been having problems walking for about a year or maybe more. He sleeps 90% of the day. Doesn't like to be disturbed from it. If he gets up to walk, it's either to eat or to the litter box. He walks with somewhat of a limp until he "warms up" per say. Why could this be? Also, for the past week, I've noticed his body shakes ever so slightly. What could this be? Fyi: His sister, female 9yr old, passed away last week. Could he be missing her?
Posted by Cheryl on April 19,2010 at 05:47 PM
I'm sorry you lost your cat. I just lost my 19 year old (yes 19 years old) cat (female) in September 2009. Her 17 (yes 17) year old sister is still mourning. She cries loudly looking for her. I really don't know who is mourning more, me or her. But, the limping is probably arthritis. My cats have arthritis and are in pain a lot. Cats that are 9 years old generally sleep alot anyway. I wouldn't worry about that. She just does not have anyone to play with anymore.
Posted by Kristy Grossett on April 07,2010 at 05:22 PM
We are fostering 10 1.5 week old puppies and their mother. A couple of the puppies are sneezing and have a little bit of a snotty nose. They were just at the vet Monday and they said lungs and heart and everything looked good. We are running the air cause the other dogs are hot, it is 90+ outside. Should I be worried about the puppies and take them back to the vet? Or just add some more blankets from them?
Posted by kip on April 18,2010 at 02:20 AM
maybe a cold, flu or fever...
Posted by bronna stover on April 07,2010 at 01:00 AM
my cat Myla is pregnant and i have no clue what to do.....if some one nice can tell me what to do i would greatly appreciate it!!! i hope u can answer me quikly!!! :)
Posted by Cheryl on April 19,2010 at 05:54 PM
Believe it or not, cats know what to do. Make sure you keep her inside. If you watch her (don't follow her) I bet she is checking out places to have the kittens. I would put a big box with an old blanket or towels somewhere (under a bed, in a closet with the door cracked open at all times, etc. ) Put a little bit of food and water in it to attract her. I bet she will adopt that spot. When she does start having the kittens, leave her alone and do not keep going in there. You can check once or twice, but dont keep going in and out. Hope this helps!
Posted by kip on April 18,2010 at 02:29 AM
make sure you feed her everyday she shouldn't be running or anything. When you think it's a couple of days t'ill her kittens are due put her in a area with lots of room for her to stretch and for kittens and put a gate or something around the area then put blanckets or newspaper in there. So that when she gives birth there will be room for her to stretch and for the kittens to rome then when the kittens come let them drink the milk from their mother they should live with their mom for about 7-9 weeks before u sell them... hope i put this in time if you need anymore help comment
Posted by Sandi on April 06,2010 at 02:15 PM
My daughter has lost her most recent job and does not have any income at this time. Her dog has some type of allergy that she found out about before losing her income. The dog has not gotten any better and has started scratching herself raw and shaking her head violently and she cannot afford to take her back to vet. Does anyone know of a free clinic for dogs?
Posted by Mikaila Murray on April 05,2010 at 08:02 PM
My cat moose is about 2 years old, and all of a sudden his stomach ans side is hurting him, every time you go near the area he meows in pain. Now about 2 weeks ago he just got off a medication for his leg because the tissue was starting to soften, Could the medication have something to do with the pain? And what is the diagnosis? Please notify me. Thank you
Posted by Stephanie on April 05,2010 at 01:15 PM
I have a Pekinese dog with bladder crystals. They were removed, was put on antibiodics, & told he'd be better in 2wks. Has special food now. He was getting better & seemed ok until he finished his antibiodics (he also had a supliment for the PH). He started to go potty maybe 10-15x at once & we took him back to our vet who said he was fine. After insisting he wasnt ok, the doc tested him again and found his bladder was inflamed. So he put Gizmo back on anitbiodics & muscle relaxers. He seemed better until the medicine was done; he started straining to go potty again. The vet told us he was fine (same story) then tested the PH and found he was overdosing our dog on PH and the bladder is still inflamed so hes back on relaxers. Gizmo then had a seizure & doc put him on liver meds. He still strains to pee and yesterday he started walking funny and I am broke & fed up with my Vet who thinks we're his money train. I feel hes making my dog worse!! PLEASE HELP ME!! Gizmo's my sweet baby! Help!
Posted by Glenda on April 06,2010 at 07:01 PM
Dear Stephanie, Have you ever considered feeding a Raw diet with no grains or even kibble without grain (Taste of the Wild or EVO, Bravo, Primal etc.). I had a dog with chronic struvite crystals and went through so many antibiotics and surgeries to scrape her bladder it was awful to see her suffer for several years. I decided to figure it out on my own and researched the effects of grain and how it is processed in the dogs system. Long story short I started out putting her on a kibble grain-free diet and guess what NO MORE CRYSTALS EVER AGAIN. My 15 year old male cat started having the same problem and I put him on a grain free diet and VOILA! no more urinary problems. Having these results with two animals made a believer out of me so I took it to the next level and started feeding a Raw grain free diet. Both of my sweet babies flourished! I now feed strictly no grain food to all of my furkids and they are very healthy. I also think a natural diet can help the seizure issue as well. Best of luck it is worth a try and certainly cannot hurt at this point. My results spoke for themselves and I pray your little one gets relief for his suffering. Sincerely, Glenda
Posted by Robert Hardy on April 02,2010 at 06:07 AM
3 days ago my queen had her first litter of kittens, 6 to be exact and it was a healthy birth, but about 12 hours later #5 kept holding its head way back, laying on its side with its mouth open like it having hard time breathing, it wasn't nursing so i took it into my hands holding it while it calmly slept, about 3 hours later it sadly passed away, the next day #6 started having the same symptoms. but i was able to get a bottle and KMR milk. the baby lasted til the next day of me staying by its side until i laid it with its mother, 10 mins later it sadly passed also :( i was devastated. Then about half hour later #1 goes through the same thing but only lived about 30 mins after symptoms. the other three are doing great. Is there any possible explanation for what happened to my babies???
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:22 PM
When my Boston Terrier had puppies, they acted the same exact way and with lots of crying. It turned out that the stud she bred with had the canine version of herpes. To my devastation, all 5 pups died. My vet explained that because my dog acquired the disease at the time of conception, she was unable to build up the antibodies necessary to protect the puppies. This is actually very common but is not talked about because breeders just want to sell the pups or get that stud fee. I really hope that the rest of your litter survived. The vet told me to keep the pups very warm with a heat lamp. It was too late for the puppies. Good luck to you!
Posted by kip on April 18,2010 at 02:32 AM
maybe if they were the last kittens to come out
Posted by Kelly Forbes on April 04,2010 at 09:14 PM
My cat is choking up large amounts of vomit and cant hardly breath. She has loss of appetite and wont drink. She is really restless and seems like she might be in pain.
Posted by Clarissa on April 01,2010 at 09:32 PM
one of my sheep had bubbles coming out of their mouth then died later that night. What could have caused it???
Posted by mikaila on April 05,2010 at 08:04 PM
it could have been dehydrated or maybe even a seizure
Posted by Kyle on March 31,2010 at 08:03 PM
my hamsters eye fell out and i dont know what to do, i have been treating it with contact solution with a Q-tip. But i dont know if i should take it to the vet.
Posted by mikaila on April 05,2010 at 08:13 PM
yes!! take it to the vet! it could easily get infected
Posted by Kim Waldman on March 31,2010 at 01:59 PM
My dog has allergies and is on the Hill's z/d ultra prescription dog food. He also gets the Hills z/d treats. I'd like to be able to give him dog bones - especially as I'm considering getting another lab companion for him. I could never give the new dog bones without giving one to my existing baby. Any suggestions on what bones I can give?
Posted by brandy on March 29,2010 at 11:27 PM
my dog was asleep on the couch out of nowhere he hunched up with a full erection and his bulbus glandis swollen up in his body half way up his shaft and started urinating uncontrollably and crying loudly my grandma put a cold wash cloth on him and it went back to normal. id like to know what happened and if it could be something serious, any suggestions or could it just be a wet dream
Posted by Libby on April 15,2010 at 07:45 PM
Crying loudly while uncontrollably urinating makes me think this might have been a seizure. You should get him checked out by a vet if you haven't done so already.
Posted by Hannah on March 29,2010 at 03:12 PM
i accidentaly got dawn soap in my dogs eye and i rinsed it out with water but it is about 30 to 45 minutes later and it is still not better i am scard and i dont know what to do.
Posted by mikaila on April 05,2010 at 08:05 PM
put saline water in its eyes or just plain eye drops
Posted by Jen on March 29,2010 at 02:04 PM
My cat is not acting normal. Hiding , don't think shes eating. Blood and Urine has been tested and came back normal. Was on pain pills and was back to somewhat normal self. but finished yesterday and acting weird again. Vet thought she did something to her mouth because she was cry when opened to a certain amount ( reason for pain pills ), but teeth and everything looked normal.
Posted by Casey on March 31,2010 at 11:34 AM
For Hannah, I got an answer to your dog with dawn in the eye. Here is what you do, you take a cold cloth and try to wrapp it around your dogs eyes.
Posted by Rebecca on March 25,2010 at 04:47 PM
My dog has ruptured anal gland. The vet has put off doing surgery for a month hoping it would go down. Now it needs removed. The vet has told me that just by looking at it he thinks it is anal gland cancer that he does not advise me paying for path to be sent off. How can he make a diagnosis just by looking at it? What options do I have if it is cancer? What should I do?
Posted by Libby on April 15,2010 at 07:54 PM
I do not see why you should not have a biopsy sent out for histopathology (it is good medicine to do it). I would push your vet a little harder to do it, tell him you understand his opinion, but you would still like to do it. There are oncologists for dogs, ask your vet for a referral to one if he will not do the biopsy or if it turns out to be cancer. If it is cancer, a consult with a vet oncologist is a great idea. They can go over the odds and necessary treatments with you (and I am absolutely POSITIVE they would want a biopsy, different cancers require different treatments, so a diagnosis of what kind of cancer it is would be helpful).
Posted by Debbie on March 25,2010 at 11:47 AM
I have 2 mice that are approximately 2 years old. One of them developed a tumor about a month ago. I researched online and it seems its common for older mice. My question is, I don't have the money to bring her to the vet to be euthanized, and it continues to grow making it difficult for her to move around. Another mouse has since developed one as well. These are family pets and we would possibly like to humanely euthanize them at home. A friend said to give an overdose of. Liquid benedryl so that they will simply go to sLeep and pass. Does anyone know if this is true? Or have any ideas how to go about this?
Posted by mary Potoski on March 24,2010 at 08:52 PM
I have a stray kitten i take in her name is whiskers. She is about 11 months old. I think she maqy be pregnant because her belly seems really big and hard and her nipples are pink and prominent. can you give me any advise?
Posted by Laura on March 23,2010 at 07:19 PM
My cat was just diagnosed with right-sided heart failure and an enlarged heart. She is presently taken 10mg of Furosemide 2x daily and 5mg of fortekor 1x daily. I am shocked as she is the sister of a cat that also died of right sided heart failure. Is this common to see?
Posted by camille on March 20,2010 at 09:46 AM
My golden retriever/yellow lab mix has had four hot spots in 12 weeks. Vet has prescribed benadryl, a betadine wash. He has also had a steroid shot. We have now been treating him with his first dose of Revolution, with a second dose to follow in a week. The last hot spot is the worse. Now she would like to do a skin biopsy with a cost of $500.00. Before we take this next step is there anything else that may work?
Posted by Kat on March 20,2010 at 12:07 AM
What are the best seditives to combine to keep a pit/mstiff calm after surgery. After he last surgery, she was on Rymadil, tramadol, zanax, and Ace and didn't work well.
Posted by Christina on March 19,2010 at 09:09 PM
My 12 week old puppy was neutered this morning and i brought him home about 3 hours ago. I just noticed a line with a u shape through it black in color under his skin that has appeared about 2 inches away from his penis to the side, I don't remember seeing that before. Any thought to what it could be?
Posted by ellie on March 17,2010 at 03:32 PM
i am doing a science project and i need to know how much bacteria is in a dogs a rabbits and a cats
Posted by krystyna on August 30,2010 at 04:14 PM
for dogs and cats i can help you for rabbits, i don't know. dogs bacteria in the mouth is 52% of germs for cats, 16% of bacteria in the mouth. your welcome. Do you have a facebook? I would like to contact you. i am 13. doing a project for animal diabetes.
Posted by Joe Tester on March 18,2010 at 01:30 PM
You need to know how much bacteria is in a dogs a rabbits and a cats what? Blood, saliva, waste, skin? You know there are helpful and harmful bacteria, right? Helpful bacteria do things like aid digestion.
Posted by corine carollo on March 15,2010 at 07:36 PM
my 10 yr old poodle constantly jumps on my bed and couch many times per day. sometimes limps. can i give he r half of 81 aspirin,
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:28 PM
My vet told me that I could give my dog an over the counter aspirin called Ascripton for her arthritis and it seemed to work really well. It was just a challenge to give it to her. I ended up hollowing out part of a hot dog, putting the pill inside it and replacing the meat in the hole i made. Also, wrapping up the pill in a small piece of cheese works too.
Posted by Bob Leventhal on March 15,2010 at 04:00 PM
My Australian Blue Heeler, had some prelim blood work done due to suspected Leptosporosis. Results were, BUN more than 140-normal is 9-29 ALT was 487-normal is 9.0-29.0 ALT was High CRE was High TBIL was High GGT was High Does this dog have a good chance at recovery?
Posted by June on March 13,2010 at 05:37 PM
I am moving from Wilmington DE to Oklahoma. I am driving a uhaul and towing my car. I am taking my two cats with me. One is 9 the other 3. What is the best way to drive l;ong distances with cats?
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:43 PM
Get your cats a mild sedative from your vet. They are not expensive. Make sure they are in a carrier while driving.
Posted by natasha on March 13,2010 at 01:57 PM
my dog has a very bad ear infection and my mom uses peroxyde d'hydogene to clean his ear infection but it doesnt look like its helping and i dont know what to do , can you help me
Posted by Sherry Woollum on April 11,2010 at 12:19 AM
Use a cotton ball and apple cider vinegar. Wash the ear out well with the apple cider vinegar. I have a white toy poodle that had this problem last year. Smelly ear and a discharge. He was scratching it and shaking his head. I read somewhere that apple cider vinegar works. IT DID, CASPER HAS NOT HAD ANOTHER EAR INFECTION SINCE!
Posted by Theresa Hahn on March 14,2010 at 07:27 PM
My 10 year old lab has the same problem with her ear. We have noticed that if you pet her and rub or hit her ear she squeals. Upon looking at her ear I noticed she does have discharge from her ear with a slight smell.
Posted by VetTech on March 18,2010 at 01:38 PM
Peroxide breaks down into water, which can make an ear infection worse, and alcohol will burn a bad ear infection. A commercial ear cleaner made for pets will help loosen debris, which you can then remove with cotton balls and if you are comfortable, Q-Tips. Ultimately, you will need to see a vet, who will give you ointment for the ears and even oral meds if necessary.
Posted by Stephaney28 on March 12,2010 at 10:42 AM
My 2 year old 18 pound male dog was neutered on 3/2, he was taken back to the animal clinic on 3/3 because he was not eating and his scrotum was the size of 2 large oranges. He was rushed back on 3/5 for dehydration and kept all day. Over the weekend his scrotum got even bigger and he was still very dehydrated and was admitted to the "doggie" er and kept all weekend. Meahile this swelling in his area had not gone down. It is 10 post surgery and his scrotum area is still as big as it was on 3/3/2010. What could this be? Is this a complication from surgery or a "botched" surgery? What can I do I have a little dog that is actually having his scrotum scrape the ground? Please help!!
Posted by Kymber on March 11,2010 at 06:58 PM
I am pretty sure that my 8 year old mutt has Bowen's Disease. Is there any way to tell for sure???
Posted by Chelsea on March 09,2010 at 06:54 PM
I have a 6 month old male Golden Retriever named Gator. He's not eating and very lethargic. He keeps trying to go to the bathroom but can only pee. He was vomiting and not able to hold down even water until yesterday when we went to the vet and he gave him a cerenia injectable, convenia injection, and fluids to prevent dehydration. Now he is drinking and no longer vomiting, but is frequently spitting up some of the water he drinks(Not gagging or contracting; it resembles excessive drool). His x-rays showed an enlarged spleen, but no obstructions. His blood tests were normal. He jumped when the vet applied pressure to a spot on his stomach. He had a bit more energy today, but is still depressed, not responding to calls, constipated and not eating. He chewed up a contaminated sponge the same day he got sick (3 days ago). He has also been occasionally shaking. What's wrong with him & what can I do? Is an exploratory surgery necessary?
Posted by Deborah on March 31,2010 at 03:39 PM
if his stomach flipped, either the doctor is stupid or he has something else. His stomach is usually hard and cant eat or go to the bathroom, he is obstructed somehow.
Posted by Kiki on March 11,2010 at 06:55 PM
It sounds a lot like his stomach flipped. Its really common in large breeds.
Posted by Ladell on March 09,2010 at 11:27 AM
how old does a turkey have to be to start laying eggs
Posted by Jaymi Edwards on March 08,2010 at 10:49 PM
I am allergic to dogs but LOVE them. I was wondering if anyone has an idea as to what kind of hypoallergenic dog is the best? Also, if you are allergic and have a dog, are you taking medication to deal with your allergies? Thanks! :)
Posted by nana on May 11,2010 at 09:16 PM
I bought a Bichon a few months ago and in researching her breed traits and needs I found out that Bichons are hypoallergenic. She is a very unique soul and you can see the imp in her eyes. I love her so much and I am sure you would love her too. Check hem out and let me know.
Posted by Aarron on April 23,2010 at 10:33 PM
I had 3 Boston Terriers and my allergies never kicked in. I also made sure that I used an air cleaner in my living room and bedroom. I use zyrtec and sometimes claritan d.
Posted by andrew on April 15,2010 at 04:53 AM
try taking benadryl or zyrtec for your allergies chihuahuas are good on allergies
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:46 PM
Shih tzu is also a breed that is easy on allergies and they are fun
Posted by Kiki on March 11,2010 at 06:57 PM
I am allergic to dogs as well. We have found that Yorkies are a breed that I do really well with, I currently don't have to take medicine for it because I don't have a problem with my Yorkies. Maybe you could try one of them.
Posted by Carol on March 07,2010 at 08:10 PM
I recently took my 16 month old female cat to our vet for an upper respitory infection. The vet gave her an antibiotic shot and put her on clavamax and viralis every 12 hours. She hasn't eaten anything I tried offering her, but seems hungry when she hears a spoon rattling in the kitchen. Should I be patient or take her back to the vet ? She's been on meds going on 4 days now.
Posted by Nicole on March 08,2010 at 04:32 PM
make sure your cat gets water, dehydration can be a serious problem. I used a syringe or a little plastic spoon to give drops of water throughout the day.Give your cat 1% milk also with a syringe at the side of his mouth. Write down any changes daily and report them to your vet. Good luck.
Posted by Jamee on March 07,2010 at 02:18 AM
What should I do if a stray cat might have rabies?
Posted by Ashley on April 19,2010 at 01:34 PM
I had a cat that had rabies and it is a REALLY good idea not to go near the cat. call the local animal athorities and they will take care of the stray cat.
Posted by VetTech on March 18,2010 at 01:40 PM
Whatever you do DON'T TOUCH IT! Call animal control and they will come and get him.
Posted by Karin on March 05,2010 at 07:02 AM
We just got a puppy tht is 3 months old. He is a border collie/australian shephard mix. He is so scared, we cannot get him to do anything. When we have him in the living room with us, he hides behind the couch, he will come out a little so u can pet him but the goes back hiding. Also, he will not walk anywhere, you have to carry him, He can walk, he just refuses to do so. He is so scared, he crouches when we go to him thinking he is going to get beat. Even wehn we take him outside, he just stands there. He gets so scared sometimes, he pees. We try playing with him, we pet him, talk to him and give him a lot of love. How do I get him out of this.
Posted by Nicole on March 08,2010 at 04:42 PM
This is a sad story. So many innocent animals suffer by the hands of human beings. Sounds like your pet has been mistreated and probably taken from his family too early. He needs to be feeling secure the first thing I would give him is his own littler blanket. Something soft like flannel. He must have his own secure spot that he feels is his safe place. He may feel safe in a cage depending on his first introduction into this cruel world. I allowed my pet to pee on a training pad in the shower stall. Be careful of the salt outside it burns their little paws. Place him in a quiet room and when you visit his space be gentle no fast moves. Eventually he will begin to trust you depending on how you treat him. Talk to him in a reasuring tone of voice to let him know you care about him. Good luck
Posted by Evelyn on March 04,2010 at 12:37 PM
I’m distressed and need advice. My little 8lb. Chihuahua has been having what appears to be back problems. For three weeks she has been going through ups and downs of limping mainly on her right side, also having a had time getting up from a sitting position. I’ve had her to the vet 3 times (my regular vet is on leave, first problem). I asked the vet to do a blood test just to rule out any hidden problems, she did not suggest it at all. No other tests have been run. They put my dog on pain pills and steroids, to which I have since taken her off the pain pills; she is currently still taking the steroids. For 3 days she’s been fine, she woke this morning and is back to square one, for the 4th or 5th time. She does not jump and I have been carrying her up and down the two steps into my home. I don’t understand what is happening. Does anyone have a Chihuahua with such problems? And what did you do? My dog is 10 years old and very active until this hit her. I would appreciate any advice at all! Evelyn
Posted by nana on May 11,2010 at 09:36 PM
My poodle got arthritis around 9 yrs old.She was a very active little stinker up until it hit her. After she got so stiff and sore she gained a lot of weight. I could never get her pain and suffering under control and she died at age 12. I hate myself for being disabled and I don't have much money for even my own meds without insurance. I am handicapped with ra and fibromyalgia along with other things but my point is if those pain pills help please just let her have them. Don't let the pain go on if you can get her help.If its any kind of chronic pain problem the animal needs help. they can't talk to ask for help. I can tell you it hurts and I have tearfull pain times. My baby girl often had tears check for yourself for the tearing.Please write me and let me know how she is doing. I pray for my pets and all those out there and I know from the bible the Lord cares and heals his creatures. He made them.
Posted by Sandy on March 09,2010 at 12:28 PM
I think that your dog's problem might be a luxating patella. I have a chihuahua mix and she had surgery on her left hind leg for that condition. I think that it is a fairly common problem for small breeds. Also as a word of caution my dog's surgery was done by my vet and it did not work. In fact she is probably worse now. Maybe that is just the progression of the condition though I have been very disappointed. I'm searching online for a good orthopedic vet now which is what I asked my vet for in the first place. I wanted to be referred to an orthopedic vet. I wish that I had insisted on an orthopedic vet for the surgery. Perhaps the surgery would have had a different outcome. Anyway do a little research online for a luxating patella and see if that fits your dog's condition. Good luck. I think I know how much your dog means to you.
Posted by Nicole on March 08,2010 at 04:54 PM
I had a red min pin everyone thought she was a chihuahua. On February 24th I noticed she was not walking properly. I took her to the vet he showed me how her paw was not going back into a normal position once folded. It is a long sad story by March 1, 2010 she passed away. I am still grieving. I spent a week of not sleeping trying to bring her back. The pain meds seemed to make her worse. What you need is an MRI very expensive but it will elimate the guess work. It could be a disc on her back or it could be neurological. My dog was only 12 years old and weighed 11 pounds. Find a better vet if your vet is away. My Vet was also away and my dog suffered needlessly. anyway I wish you the best for you & your compagnion because I know how hopeless you can feel in this situation.
Posted by brittany on March 03,2010 at 07:35 PM
hi, im brittany sullivan.i have a ferret, ive had him for about six years and hes never been sick...until day i went to check on h im and he had a hube bump or knot on his head just a little bit bigger than the size of a quarter its right between his ears, and sometimes his eyes get stuck shut.i dont know what to do and im really scared.i love my animal andi dont want him to die.i would take him to the vet but im only 15 and i dont have that kind of money and niether does my family so all i can do for now is pray.please help me.andy advice on what you might think is wrong with my ferret would be greatly appreciated. thankyou and God bless you, Brittany Sullivan
Posted by Malia on March 03,2010 at 05:46 PM
my guinea pig could die of bleeding how can i treat that the homemade stile?
Posted by Michigangirl54 on February 27,2010 at 08:39 PM
I have several outside cats, one is pregnant and is HUGE, but thin near her rear. Well she gave birth to two and she is still HUGE like she has more inside her. She will not go to the litter and feed these babies. She hears them cry, but won't go to them. She is also still bleeding like there is more to come. what, and why is she acting this way?
Posted by crazy on March 04,2010 at 11:00 AM
Please, witout being rude, you need to take your cat asap to the vet, online is no place to find answers to an obvious life threatning situation for your cat. AND this is a good time to be responsible and check into spay of ALL your cats! If you can't afford them, don't put their sweet life in danger...
Posted by Violet L. on February 27,2010 at 06:27 PM
hi i have a problem because my dog (Chocolate Labador, 5 years of age, female) wont stop drooling! she's a runt and she drools evey few weeks or so. we tried to give her allergy pills but doesnt work! i dont know what to do? can you help!! thank you sooooooo much!
Posted by TIa on March 10,2010 at 09:29 PM
I would take her to the vet to make sure she doesn't have bloat. Does she eat really fast? I have a yellow lab who always eats like we starve him (mainly b/c our other dog won't let him eat when she's around so he feels the need to scarf down his food). Sometimes I notice that when he's eaten too fast he'll drool incessantly for days after. I finally took him the the vet and they said it was bloat, this can be life threatening. I would get her to the vet asap. Good luck
Posted by Fran Bell on February 26,2010 at 08:10 PM
I have a ferrel cat that I adopted a year ago. She has been very healthy and well taken care of. A month ago I took her to the vet to get a rabies and distemper booster. She was fine before this visit. She was so upset when I put her in the carrier that she rubbed her little pink nose raw. It has taken this long for it to heal. She had some dark secretions around her nose for a while but that has stopped and her nose is pind again and cold and wet. However, after the veet visit I found some kind of scabe in her right ear. She did not bother the ear except to scratch it once in a whle. Now that ear seems to be better I notice her left ear is looking a little red and I felt scabs in that ear. She is very scittish and I have a hard time getting her to let me look into or feel in that ear. She s otherwise healthy. Good appetite, lots of energy when she is not napping. Poops and pees normally. No odor coming from her. The vet gave me antibiotics which she took but the medicine for her ear was wasted more than got on to the ear. That original ear was also warm to the touch, but is no longer and I have not been able to feel the other ear.. She does not trust me. anymore.. Getting her to a vet is a nightmare. Can you help me. Thanks
Posted by Nicole on March 08,2010 at 05:07 PM
She is experiencing anxiety, you may give her children's gravol half a pill half an hour before putting her in the cage. To clean her ears, if you cannot get the drops into her ears you could try using a wet towel that they sell in drug stores no chemicals and rub her ears clean while she is eating. Good luck
Posted by tina on February 26,2010 at 03:17 PM
i need to know how to take care of an ozzing bite mark for my friends big dog
Posted by thor on February 25,2010 at 09:38 PM
i love animals just like humans but just like some humans some dogs are vicious i know a pressure point to knock out humans if they are vicious and attacking, is there one for Dogs, lions etc please, thor
Posted by Nelson on February 25,2010 at 04:54 PM
Hi, I'm located in NY.. But, baught a Pup down in Detroit.. At 11 Weeks.. In order for him to be able to be shipped by plane.. He needed a Vet Health Certificate.. Saying he Was Ok to Fly.. Since, I thought he was in a healthy state I never bothered looking at the Health Certificate. & Even when I did I did not understand it.. Recently, I took him for a Rabie Shot.... That was when I discovered he had a Heart murmor...& a hernia... The Breeder never told me about his Heart condition... Is this something I should be concerned about? What precautions should I take? And what should I tell the breeder who failed to tell me about his Heart disease and selling me a sick pup.....
Posted by Nikita on February 24,2010 at 05:54 AM
Im not exactly sure what happened, but my 4 month old kittens poo had blood in it. We are100% sure she was either poisened or kicked by a crazy room mate. Her poo was very runny compared to normal. I cant afford to take her to the vet for this. Please help!!!
Posted by Renee Guglielmo on March 01,2010 at 04:52 PM
Well, I also have a four month old kitten, and her stool was very bloody. I treated her MORE than just one time for worms, and it fixed the problem. And I also gave her a pea size of vaseline on her paw for her to lick off incase she swallowed something sharp. Just a few ideas.
Posted by Bev on February 25,2010 at 10:01 AM
Nikita, this sounds very serious I just had to put my kitty put down because a disease called FIP, if she/he is not eating or there is a change in eye area, or it appears that she is getting a cold. get her to a vet asap anyway. Banfield animal hospital is a good start for low cost medical treatment. sometimes if the stool is runny without blood of course Organic Pumpkin Puree will help with the runs.
Posted by Kathy R on February 23,2010 at 09:46 PM
My friend's 11 yr old male cat suddenly became paralyzed in his front left leg, within a few minutes his hind left leg also went paralyzed. Please help! No access to vet.
Posted by kim on February 22,2010 at 07:16 PM
We have a 8 week old puppie his bottem jam opens and closes uncontrolobly and he shivers but not cold. please help dont know what it is
Posted by angela on February 22,2010 at 08:26 AM
i have a pekinese puppy about three monthc old and my lil nefew accidently hit her eye with a stick now it is all blood red in the corner what should i do?
Posted by margery on February 20,2010 at 10:20 PM
our 15 week old Morkie was at the vet today for his final puppy shots before we can take him out and had a Bordetella vaccine but by accident the vet injected it - she was supposed to give it in his nose and also did that. We were unaware of situation, took puppy home and in car he threw up so I called Vet and they said to come back could be reaction to shots. When I got back the Dr. told me ehat happened and said we should watch him for 3 days. They finally volunteered to keep him there on 24 hour watch and see about blood work in morning. He is eating and not quite himself but is ok. We went to visit since leaving him and he was happy to see us but not perfectly himself. What do I do? Should I worry something could be drastically wrong with dog and his liver? HELP PLEASE WE ARE DEVASTATED - not to mention the 6YEAR OLD TWINS that are crying constantly. Thank you- Margery
Posted by tom on February 20,2010 at 04:04 PM
my chicken eat part of a mice that got hold of some poison will it harm eggs
Posted by brian on February 20,2010 at 03:32 PM
we have two dogs that we got from the same litter when they were born we have a huge cage we put both of them in since we got them we keep bones and other toys out but they found one today and had a fight the one has a big pucture wound on his cheek of his muzzle which isent all the way though but looks close and it looks bad we put triple antibiotic cream in/on the wound what should we do?
Posted by Rick R. on February 19,2010 at 01:20 PM
How do we get a male Himalayan cat to stop pissing in the basement? I don't think he's spraying or marking territory, he never did it before, until the recent three-foot snowstorm. Regardless, it is stinking up the house, and we just want him to cease and decist. Thanx.
Posted by Amber on February 16,2010 at 04:55 PM
My 12 week old Rottweiler baby girl started looking like a lil conehead. I thought she was just growing, and puppies sometimes get that shape to thier heads. After 2 days it started growing! Saturday night it was the size of a golf ball, right on top of her head. She let me touch it, it wasn't hard at all it felt like fluid in there. She's eating, drinking, I waited until Monday to take her in. My 1 year old Shepherd was playing and ruptured this thing on her head. I saw it happen, she yelped and shook her head and scratched at it. An hour later the huge lump was gone, and we were at the vet. Since thre was "nothing to see" he called it a bee sting and sent us home. I can see swelling in her neck, head, and ear from this fluid "sac" being ruptured. It's still in there! What is it, and what should I do? Now it feels hard and her head looks lopsided, still irritated but not super painful.
Posted by Jonni on April 14,2010 at 12:59 PM
Go to a different vet. Yours does not seem concerned enough
Posted by Sarah on February 16,2010 at 12:33 PM
My cat just ate a floss string with a flimmsy plastic flosser neadle on the end. She seems fine but should I take her in?
Posted by CMVetTech on February 17,2010 at 11:13 AM
YES!!!! the pointy end could get stuck and cause serious problems. better safe than sorry!
Posted by Nancy on February 15,2010 at 10:52 AM
I have an 12 year old maine coon cat that was diagnosed last summer with liver problems. no treatment. Now she has lost a lot of weight, eats alot and vomits green/yellow every couple of days. has orange diarrea. Acts out of sorts, on some days and others she acts fine. I know I have to make a decision on putting her down, but will I know it's the 'right ' tiime to do so? Her vomit and stools are increasingly worse daily.
Posted by Jena on February 21,2010 at 08:29 PM
OUr cat was discovered very dehidrated and we took her to the vet and they told us to put her down, but we tok her home and gave her milkthistle and keep her hydrated and force feed and watered her, she made a full recovory ^_^ we still give her the milkthistle and the vet gave us some kind of liver med that was dervived from that same herb. ^_^
Posted by Tom on February 16,2010 at 09:30 AM
Your poor kitty sounds like they are in the end stages of liver failure. The green/yellow vomit is caused by contamination by bile, a fatty acid produced by the liver. The orange diarrhea is most likely due to undigested fats from her food. The liver detoxifies the blood and produces bile which is used to break down fat in the diet. She sounds miserable, please take her to a vet to find out if she is truely in liver failure. I have seen humans go through the process and it is excrutiating and ugly.
Posted by wendysundholm on February 14,2010 at 04:32 PM
my dog slipped on the icy step and broke her dew claw. What should we do to help the pain?
Posted by Toni on February 13,2010 at 11:49 AM
why does my lab eat feces?
Posted by Amber on February 16,2010 at 04:57 PM
If the food isn't enough nutrition he may be seeking it elsewhere...something's missing from diet. Also, some dogs are just gross.
Posted by kevin pruett on February 13,2010 at 06:49 AM
i recently changed my dogs food from some cheap dollar store brand canned food to some kibbles and bits real rich looking canned food. he ate it for a week and now hes throwing up a little but pooping alot. like the runs. he drank some water a couple of days ago but today i cant get him to drink at all. i think he may be dehydrated. he is alittle chiahuahua poodle mix and only weighs about 5 lbs. so i need him to eat and drink soon or he will shrink up into nothing. please help hes my best friend. hes about my only friend!!!! signed DESPERATE!!!!!!
Posted by alisha on March 10,2010 at 05:53 PM
Kibbles and bits is a really BAD food it can cause alot of problems i recommend natures choice or ukenova dog chow
Posted by Msmami on February 21,2010 at 11:34 PM
I have a chihuahua as well...I am not a vet but I think kibbles and bits might be too much for the dog...I recommend you change it...Ekua Nuba seems to work fine for my dog....and its not as expensive(only if you go to petsmart)...try also mixing it with some wet food but not too much...2 fistfulls of dry food and 2 spoonfuls of wet food....the dog will love it....when ever you notice your dog not wanting to drink water(for future ref) give it a lil watered down milk(warm)...Ii hope this helps....
Posted by Tom on February 16,2010 at 09:35 AM
Your dog could be having an allergic reaction the something in the new food. I disagree with the first reply. Changing food should not make your dog throw up. If he is having diarhea and is not drinking then you need to take him to the vet to make sure he gets enough fluids. Little dogs just don't have the reserve capacity to withstand prolonged dehydration. You risk kidney failure if the dehydration is not corrected. Please take him to a vet ASAP!
Posted by kyle on February 13,2010 at 04:39 PM
i wouldnt worry much changing a dogs diet will definitely make it puke or poop alot. its a completely different nurishment formula so that is why the dog is having these problems. at least in my opinion. another reason the dog could be doing this is that its eating alot more at a time. do you give the dog the entire can or do you portion it. i wouldnt worry though. if your not portioning the food just cut it back and if thats not the case you could always give the dog its old dry food mixed with the canned food.
Posted by rebecca on February 13,2010 at 12:26 AM
Just lost beloved 6 year old boxer on Christmas Day. Vet suggest I get a boxer mix because of health problems and short life span of purebred boxers. Have been looking at Boxadors (boxer/lab miX). Very few available. Would like to know if anyone has a Boxador and what kind of temperment/health issues they have. Know alot has to do with temperaments of parents, but just trying to get a feedback. Thank yu.
Posted by Amber on February 12,2010 at 11:54 PM
hi i have a male kitten 7wks. of age he plays and eats but sleeps a little more then usual he eats really fast and then after a while he throws up clear fliud with tiny food particles is he just eating to fast what shoud i do? please help normally he only throws up once at the most twice
Posted by Moo Kitty on February 12,2010 at 04:20 PM
My cat ate some pizza when i was gone nd has been pucking alot and i want to know what i can do to stop the pucking? He is about 8 Months old
Posted by Steven on February 12,2010 at 03:14 AM
I have a 6 month old puppy and she is panting fast, we took her to the vet and the vet sensed something a little off on her lungs but nothing to be worried what do i do?
Posted by Amber on February 16,2010 at 04:59 PM
If the vet had no answer, I'd just keep an eye when she gets really excited. Learn how to check her heart rate for peace of mind.
Posted by Harry on February 11,2010 at 04:02 PM
My dog is yellow lab 5yrs old 70lbs. He injured his hock playing in the snow . He can walk but it's swollen . Can I use a brace to protect it.
Posted by CMVetTech on February 17,2010 at 11:16 AM
If he can walk it's not broken. However, he may have sprained it badly. Getting him to a vet for a check up is not a bad idea. They may take an x-ray just to be safe, prescribe rest and possibly anti-inflammatory medication. a homemade brace probably won't do the trick, and may do more harm than good.
Posted by emily on February 10,2010 at 09:35 PM
my hamster has something on her toe its black she dident got out of her cage . she brok her foot befor but it was awile ago
Posted by marion on February 10,2010 at 08:50 PM
My 12 year old male beagle was diagnosed with cussions disease about 2 weeks ago. Just when he started his lysodrem 1 tab every third day he developed serious neck pain. He fell over with his tongue hanging out and urinated and defecated like he had a seizure but he was conscious. Took him to emergency doc care and they gave him Tramadol and said to keep him in a crate, no stairs, no ruffing and I did. Next day the same thing happened and again to vet. They prescribed Rimadly and Acepromazine. He was doing fine for the past 5 days until today, the same thing, fell over, tongue hanging out and howling in pain, urinated and defecated. He is at the vet all day in doctors care, they took xray to see if there was anything else going on but they did not find nothing. They say to take him for MRI. Please help, Marion
Posted by Tom on February 16,2010 at 09:40 AM
I would find a vet that specializes in neurological problems. Call the nearest University that has a veterinary program. If the anti-seizure medications are not controlling the sezures, then it may be due to a brain tumor. (This happened to my Mom's Boxer last year). A vet that knows neurological problems can usually suspect a brain tumor without an MRI, but you may have to spend the money to know 100%.
Posted by Freya McWilliams on February 10,2010 at 10:21 AM
My dog was tapped by a minivan just the other day. She is walking, running, playing and all other doggy stuff. Should I be worried that she is hurt really badly?
Posted by Paige on February 10,2010 at 11:43 AM
I suggest that you make sure that your dog isn't limping or whinning at all. Or if it shows any sign of pain. Then I highly suggest that you take it to your vet.
Posted by Katherine Earle on February 10,2010 at 09:42 AM
My 3 year old 50lb boxer mix was playing out in the snow when he tore his toenail off.I can tell its painful and it bleeds when he bumps it, My question is will the toenail grow back on its own and is there anything I can give for pain?
Posted by kyle on February 13,2010 at 04:42 PM
i wouldnt worry i have a 4 year old staffordshire terrier / dalmation and shes always had delicate feet. shes ball crazy so when she breaks or rips her nails off she doesnt seem to feel it. when she was a puppy i took her to the vet to see why her feet/nails were so delicate and after around a thousand dollars wasted i still had no answer. they gave her some run of the mill pain killers and it never seemed to help. the best thing i figured out was to clip her toenails as often as possible and keep the yard clear of debris.
Posted by kate on February 08,2010 at 01:54 AM
my dog is a 6 month old pitbull and we have noticed hair loss around his left eye the last few days but just today his eye swelled and the hair loss is more dramatic it is not sensitive to him what is
Posted by sandi on February 16,2010 at 03:08 PM
you should take her to the vet OR without spending about 2000 on that u should actually just put damp warm rag on her eye spend about 20mins holding it on their the best u can without much pressure for 6 times a day for a week. if it doesnt seem to help AT ALL then take her in, but pitbull had that same issue and when i did that her eye was back to normal in a week in a half. good luck
Posted by Bernice on February 07,2010 at 05:07 PM
I have a about 7 month old dog who i had to give away to someone who lives about 5 minutes away a month ago. And on friday, february 5th 2010 she came home alone and we dont know how she got here. But she wont eat anything. what do i do?
Posted by kyle on February 13,2010 at 04:35 PM
i know you didnt specify but i would assume you had her for the majority of her life. since you gave here to someone close to you the dog most likely knew his/her neighborhood and watched you take it to that house. since the majority of its life it was with you it instinctively came back to your house when it got it. its probably not eating because its used to being feed at the new house. dont worry i would just take the dog back to the home you found for it im sure it will be find. unfortunately every time the dog gets out im sure it will come back to your house. i hope this helps you not worry about the dog not eating im sure its just very confused. if the dog does not eat when you take it back then i would consult your local vet.
Posted by Brittany on February 07,2010 at 05:06 PM
my 3 year old rottweiler lives out side and when i pull up at night his right eye turns red like normal animals but the left stays dark my mum said it been that way for a wile could it be some thing to worry about
Posted by Loraine on July 10,2010 at 09:32 PM
What is wrong with you that you make your dog live outside?
Posted by Rebecca Briley on February 07,2010 at 03:01 AM
I am in need of a Vet or clinci that can do a CT-scan or MRI on my cat. He has been having seizures and we need to see if he has a brain tumor or anything of that nature, but there is no such scan available in Hilo, Hawaii where we live; I was told by my Vet that there is none in th entire state of Hawaii, even in Honolulu--can this be true? We will go wherever we have to to get this done. Thanks, Becky Briley
Posted by abigail on February 06,2010 at 10:28 PM
hello my name is abigail and I have a chihuahua and he is like 7months old and he got something like a wart but I read that the old dogs usually get that but my dog is not old? How can I heal him
Posted by Jade Wyman on February 06,2010 at 09:12 PM
i have a short hair hamster, male, we got him from the pet store approximately 1 month ago, after Christmas. we also have a female (Herietta Belle) in a different cage. the male (Captain Kelly) has been making a noise lately. he makes 2 different noises - one that indicates he is in heat, that's normal, and one noise i'm not sure about. it sounds like a hamster sneeze almost. could this be something more serious?
Posted by Francis Lucara on February 06,2010 at 06:35 PM
my 14# dog is coughing, gagging, as if something caught in the throat. Vomits up food when fed. When put outside she eats grass like crazy. This started a couple days ago (night) next morning okay. Now, two days later the same. What may be...
Posted by Jade Wyman on February 06,2010 at 09:14 PM
my dog would throw up food and go eat grass occasionally - if we gave her hot food, she liked eggs. try giving your dog some icy water, but it can also do with their stomach acids, if the dog has too much acid in its stomach that can cause discomfort, and coughing. just like with a human - say you eat mcdonalds every day and you get that weirdo acid build up and heart burn - it's the same for dog. so maybe also switching the dog's diet for a week may help.
Posted by lmkr1727 on February 05,2010 at 06:25 PM
How much and how often do i feed my 7 week old siberian husky per day?
Posted by micah on February 05,2010 at 09:54 AM
I have a 12 year old husky wolf mix he is trowing up (not alot alot) but aleast 2 times a week. This morning i woke up and there was diarea all over my livingroom and a substanchal amount of blood and it was all mucusy he is not eating or drinking and just laying around what do i do
Posted by Vicki on February 05,2010 at 03:14 PM
TAKE HIM TO THE VET NOW! your dog is sick and you need to get him checked out!
Posted by Jade Wyman on February 06,2010 at 09:18 PM
yea i agree with Vicki. don't wake up with a dead dog - find a vet and go NOW
Posted by Brette Glenn on February 02,2010 at 03:15 PM
My 6 month old lab puppy abby has been for the last couple of days has been barfing up her puppy chow. She has been drinking a lot and her nose is still wet. She is acting normally but is begging for food a whole lot more. I feed her normally twice a day in the morning and at night. I cut down her food to see if that would help but it hasn't help. Her chew on the twigs has increased and i am not sure if she is eating grass. She is still running around and is still full of energy but she calms down a lot faster now. Is there anything i can do?
Posted by Junebug on February 01,2010 at 07:08 PM
I have a 13 month old black lab. Riding in the car yesterday the power window was mistakenly closed on his neck. He could not breath until he vomited. It has been about 30 hours since this has happened. I notice that his breathing is just noticeably laboured. He also pants very easily. I notice that he coughs upon laying down. I also notice that he is not playing with his toys as usual. Other then that, right after the incident he was allowed to run around to see if he would have any breathing difficulties. He seemed to run and play as usual. I have notice a swelling behind each ear on his neck which seems to causee him minor discomfort if rubbed. Otherwise he seems completely normal. I have taken him off his collar and am keeping him in as restful a condition as possible and have taken to soaking his dog food in water before feeding him. Should I be concerned about a crushed windpipe?
Posted by Jenna on May 25,2010 at 06:59 PM
Are you joking me? HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO PUT A DOGS NECK IN A CLOSING WINDOW? Don't own an animal if you can't be careful!
Posted by Mandy on March 11,2010 at 06:10 PM
this happened to my dog, where he was in the back seat and stepped on the window button and the window went up with his head in the way. He didn't have the things you seem to be talking about with your dog but in the future Keep the windows child locked please
Posted by Christina on February 01,2010 at 01:13 AM
i have about a 16-17 wk male pitbull puppy. he hasn't eaten in 2-3 days and has been non stop puking and has the runs. i believe he either puked up blood or there was blood in his stool couldn't really tell which it was. but there was blood in it. does anyone know what could possibly be wrong. well besides that i have to get a hold of the vet in the morning?
Posted by BROWNIE on February 03,2010 at 09:17 PM
I hate to say it but it sounds like Parvo! If you caught it in time your puppy may be okay.
Posted by Nancy on January 31,2010 at 07:20 PM
our 8 month old Japanese Chin goes crazy every night. He runs and bounces off the furniture. I have given him "Rescue" to calm him. I know he is a puppy, but my husband cannot stand the excited dog and is afraid he will hurt our cat. How do I deal with such a dog?
Posted by Vicki on February 05,2010 at 03:12 PM
Try changing his food, alot of dog foods have a high amount of E numbers in and they do exactly the same as they do in kids! make sure his food is for puppys and not adult dogs as this will have the same effect!
Posted by jessie on February 03,2010 at 05:27 PM
Have you tried taking the dog for a long walk . I have six dogs and we take all of them for two long walks a day. and they are all very calm dogs. Also remember he is a young dog it sometimes takes a year or two to calm down, and lose that crazy puppy energy. It may seem time consumming but if you are patient and dedicated your dog can become the ideal dog. Pet smart obiedience classes helped with my dogs as well. good luck and stay positive.
Posted by Andy on February 01,2010 at 07:13 PM
I wonder if you have ever seen the TV show, the Dog Whisperer. On this show Ceasar Milan suggests that when a dog is excited that you make the dog lay still until the exciteable condition ends. This may take several minutes of you holding the dog down. Only after the dog is calm do you allow it to be set free. This requires that you do it in as calm and as quiet a way as possible. Anything that re-excites the dog while you are laying it on its side is counter productive I hope this helps
Posted by Janet on January 31,2010 at 08:02 AM
My 3 year old yorkie has been scratching a lot. We've been having extremely cold weather. Could this be causing his skin to dry out?
Posted by Tatiana Johnson on January 30,2010 at 07:12 PM
My dog Lucky is a small yorkie. He maybe weights about 2 lbs. He 5 months old now. Everything has been fine. He is eating great, drinking fine and playing like crazy like his normal self. Tonight I noticed that in his stool he had blood drops coming from his butt. He is still acting just fine and is playful but can someone tell me what I should do?
Posted by ambrosia dick on January 29,2010 at 11:43 PM
i got 2 cats and one is new to our home they both have their own litter boxs but for some reason my female is not pooping in her littler box dont know why
Posted by danielle on January 30,2010 at 06:41 PM
could be cheap litter. not that i care, i use the cheapest i can find sometimes, but my cat did the same thing. he peed in it or outside, but pooped next to it. could be litter it dirty or cat doesn't like texture. who knows. hope i helped.
Posted by james on January 29,2010 at 08:47 PM
i have a boston terrier and she keeps throwing up six times today my vet gave me amoxi tabs and diawin but she is still throwing up is there any thang eles i can give her at home that might help
Posted by Erin on January 29,2010 at 05:29 PM
My dog has a rash on the inside and outside of his ear, what could it be?
Posted by Jose ruvalcaba on February 01,2010 at 03:59 AM
My dog has pain in the ear
Posted by Tisha on January 28,2010 at 10:02 AM
breed my dog a week ago today she breed by accident will the second breed take?
Posted by lil_eli09 on January 27,2010 at 09:08 PM
I have two cats and nethier of them hav ebeen to the vet i whas wondering how much would it take for me to take both of my cats to the vet?
Posted by Deb on January 27,2010 at 06:21 PM
I have a lab spanial cross 14 years old. Latley she seems to have trouble when she first stands up. Sometimes she is fine but other times it almost looks like she is loosing her balance. She does not fall at least not yet. She also is laying down very slow and easy. She does not seem to be in pain but I am worried about her. What do you suggest?
Posted by michelle on January 30,2010 at 06:38 PM
my doggie had a stroke. started with the balance, then he was sluggish. eventually things got crazy with his daily routine, not wanting to go for walks. barking at nothing. he had a stroke. lost some eyesight and eventually past last year. he did go on for qutie some time after his stroke. really didn't have money for the vet. PSPCA helped alot
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Posted by Renee Guglielmo on January 25,2010 at 07:35 PM
What are the symptoms if my cat ate snow salt from outside, she is an inside cat but it gets all over from my shoes, i saw her eat it.
Posted by Joshua Lee Grabs on January 25,2010 at 12:24 PM
I have an exotic pet question. I don't do cats and dogs. I keep birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, etc. I recently aquired 2 great plains toads to add to my growing menagerie. 1 of them recently died. He was fine and hoppin' about two days ago, eatin' crickets, burrowin' in the substrate. Yesterday he expanded like a puffer fish, to twice his normal size. Today, sadly, the little fella has passed on. I'm merely wondering what could have caused this? Why did he die, yet the other toad is still in perfect health? What caused his rapid expansion? Thanks in advance for your prompt response. JoshuA
Posted by jessie on February 03,2010 at 05:35 PM
I also take care of reptiles and such. I do not own toads, but it sounds like some sort of bacteria. I would break down the tank and clean everything in watered down bleach. frogs and toad absorb everything through their skin, cleanliness is a must. That is the major reasons I don't keep frogs and toads.
Posted by Christine on January 24,2010 at 10:57 PM
I have a 11 year-old female lab who lost her hind leg strength, appetite, and energy within 10 hours. We took her to the animal ER, but the vet was not able to come up with a diagnosis after running x-ray, blood test, and urine analysis. Should I take her to another vet to re-run all the tests?
Posted by me on January 24,2010 at 10:34 PM
If you think she tore a ligament or muscle and she's not putting any preassure on it, then you defenitely want to take her to see a vet. She's obviously in pain and there could be something more serious
Posted by Stephanie on January 24,2010 at 06:00 AM
Hello, I forgot to ask another question! If a puppy has a cleff (sp?) lip, do you absolutely have to get it fixed? When she was first born it wasn't really noticable then at about 3 weeks i noticed that it got worse but she is now 7 weeks old and it hasn't gotten worse since then. Should i still be concerned? Thanks :]
Posted by Stephanie on January 24,2010 at 05:56 AM
Hi, I was wondering how much it would cost to take my medium sized mutt to the vet to find out what kind of breed she is? It doesn't matter i just really want to know!!! Everyone always says, "What kind of dog is that?" or "Does she have pitbull in her?" I always say i don't know, all i know is she is a mutt.... Also i haven't took her to the vet at all. I have had her for a while now but money is tight. I know i know, someone is going to say if money is tight then why did you get a dog? The answer is i didn't ever think i was going to get one but one day i seen someone just drop her off in the middle of the night by a busy road and just drove off. I felt so bad! I had to take her home with me!!! Well all answers will be appreciated! Thank You :]
Posted by Adelina Sumida on February 05,2010 at 02:16 PM
They can do DNA testing it cost about $60.00. Do an internet search. I think it was also mentioned in the Whole Dog Journal. Just take to vet draw blood and mail.
Posted by michellle on January 30,2010 at 06:44 PM
thanks for saving her life. that is awesome all my pets are rescued and the vet bills are crazy but i too cannot let someone toss the animal out like it is rubbish. i liked the other response. i gotta do that for my newest member, a tabby cat. he is wreaking havok with the ladies around here andif he doesn't get fixed we'll have 100 kittens by spring. LOL
Posted by Teri on January 24,2010 at 08:59 AM
Good for you! You saved her life. A lot of vets will offer free and reduced rate exams for rescued dogs. Don't be shy. Call around and ask..
Posted by Chris on January 23,2010 at 11:25 PM
I have a 2 1/2 yr old catahoula. We got him when he was approx 6 mos old and we were his 4th home. For this reason, I beleive he does show some nervous and/or separation anxiety symptoms.. He is an indoor/outdoor dog that is regularly bathed and recieves his heartwom and flea txs monthly. I've noticed lately that he is persistantly licking his forearms and paws He doesn't have any visible hotspots although he did have one on his chest last summer. To my knowledge, he hasn't fell or jumped up or down from high places or hurt himself in any other way. Have any ideas?
Posted by Teri on January 24,2010 at 08:56 AM
Sounds like food alergies to me. Try feeding something for sensitive skin that doesn't contain corn.
Posted by Renee Guglielmo on January 23,2010 at 06:05 PM
my four month old kitten, taken in from outside, female, i noticed one day she was having a really hard time breathing, sometimes not breathing at all. I brought her to the vet, he claimed it was from my other cat playing too roughly and biting her in the neck and lung area. he gave me an antibiotic for an upper respiratory infection and he gave her a shot. i am still giving to her the medicine until it is gone. After about two days of the medicine, she was totally back to normal, nothing wrong, breathing perfect, five days later exactly, she is back to hardly breathing. not breathing heavy, just really fast pace, and sometimes stops. there is no weezing that i have heard, just a little cry when she stop breathing, then she starts up again. she doesn't like to jump around or move much, she still uses the kitty litter box, but she just wants to be alone. sometimes i set her in one spot and she is standing, 45 minutes later i come back and she is still standing there looking at the same thing she was when i put her there. what is wrong?
Posted by jillian on January 22,2010 at 04:54 PM
my cat is eating so much food and she wont stop
Posted by katelyn on January 28,2010 at 12:21 AM
Maybe your cat has worms. That is what was going on with my cat when she was constantly eating.
Posted by megan on January 21,2010 at 01:54 PM
I have a female cat who is about eight months old who won't stop going to the bathroom in my house. whe will use who littler pan sometimes and then not others. She will go on the carpet even with a clean litter pan. She goes at random places in the house not one specific spot. We have multiple cats so we tried giving her her own litter pan but she continues to do the same thing. She goes in the litter pan sometimes and randomly in the house other times. does anyone know why?thanks!
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 04:23 AM
You need to put her in a comfortable but smaller area, like a spare bedroom, to retrain her for around a month. If you are using litter that is scented..change to scent free! Did you notice any other cats of yours chasing her out of the litter box OR another cat laying in the doorway of the room she is to go through to use the litter box? (You may not notice there is a dominance problem, but a cat that is laying in a doorway can be an intimidation statement to another cat..Male cats like to pick on females sometimes.) There is also a type of cat litter I've seen at the pet shop that attracts cats to use it. I'm don't recall what brand it is though,. Cats take a lot of patience, time, Love, and praise. never scold her, just clean up the mess very well or if she went poo put it in the litter box. set her gently in the litter box and talk gently to her giving her some space to go in the litter box..gently dig with your fingers in the litter, do that with her paws gently..but not a lot since you don't want to scare her from her litter box! work with her in a smaller part of the house and give her much time to learn, she is only a kitten. I had the same problem with my kitten, we think the last owners got angry at her and forced her in the littler box, and it took much love and working on the trust to get her to finally use the litter box..She is the best cat ever now and doesn't do that anymore!
Posted by Kathleen on January 21,2010 at 01:20 PM
We have fleas in our home and they have bitten the humans as well. We have looked at costs for carpet spray and advantage for two kittens, two cats, a chihuahua and an akita and we simply cannot afford it right now as I am unemployed. Also I noticed this morning the two older cats both are sneezing and have the inner eye lid coming over the eye which looks hideous and scary. I am wondering if they have tapeworm from eating the fleas. Do you have any idea where I could go to get some help for my animals at a very low cost? We simply are supporting four adults, and two children on one income and it is getting harder every day and I wonder if there are any Vet's who would help out. Three of my cats were/are strays and I took them in out of the goodness of my heart but feeling it was wrong for me to assume they would be okay without shots, healthcare. I am hoping someone knows where I can get low cost help.
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:07 AM
First~ Clean one room very well, keep the pets out of there, and prevent any other pets from being around the dust of the carpet flea product, including removing fish tanks to other rooms (cover fish tanks because the dust travels!) sprinkle the carpet flea powder, get under matresses or under couch cushions, vacuum this up VERY well! DO NOT PUT ANY FLEA PRODUCTS ON PETS! I had a cat that died because of a flea spray! Go to the pet shop and get a flea comb, use a large bowl with a tiny bit of Dawn dish soap. Keep going over your cats every few hours with the flea comb~This is something you need to also do every day for a while. THEN after a few hours once you have the room you vacuumed up put the cats inside, even if there are still a few fleas the fleas can't keep laying eggs in the carpet and you broke that cycle! Do this with the dogs too..give them regular baths first with the dawn dish soap, and constantly pick off the fleas and put them in the water bowl you have a tiny ammount of Dawn dish soap in..If you ever need to put one down the sink run very hot water for a few minutes even after you put the flea down the drain, so it doesn't stand a chance of crawling back out. Now you can put the dogs in the same room that you put the cats in..sprinkle the rest of the house and under couch cushions...vacuum VERY well a few times again so you don't leave poison for the pets to get on their feet..You need to use a flea powder like Adams Carpet Powder kills all stages of the flea life cycle~I tried to use natural products on the carpet and they didn't work on our flea problem. GET THE VAC BAG OUT OF THE HOUSE, BURN IT IF POSSIBLE~OR THEY WILL JUST CRAWL BACK OUT!! Once the fleas are gone you need to buy tape worm medication~go to the 1800 pet med site. Make sure you buy enough bottles for one dose for each pet! (You do NOT need a prescription for this!) This is a lot cheaper than at the vets office, my vet wanted 9.00 a pill! As for the eye problem please go to Pup's pet supply online, order terramyacin eye wonders! If this is an upper respitory thing please go to Native Remedies their Pet Alive site and get some Sinurite tablets. They worked like antibiotics but are completely safe...unlike the vets antibiotic that will bring their Immune system down. (Believe me I had a lot of experience with all of this!) I also had good luck with the Respo K from Native Remedies..I only really trust their products, as the results from them were excellent! I don't trust a lot of other natural sites, there are things cats do not tollerate, like essential oils, certain herbs, garlic etc..but there are people that get away with putting them in cat products! Research each ingredient! I wish you the very best and hope I helped!!!! BTW I don't get my pets immunized every year either. I had a cat that developed cancer in her rear leg from vaccines. The ones that lived the longest~20 and 22 year old cats never went to the vet!
Posted by Denise Hamel on January 17,2010 at 12:18 PM
my dog has parvo. what should i do to keep him alive? he's only three months old. should i bring him to the vet? or should i just try to keep him hydrated at home?
Posted by Adelina Sumida on February 05,2010 at 02:19 PM
Take to VET you can request to do it at home since it would cost a lot to leave him there. They will provide the medication. Perhaps around $100 - $150.
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:17 AM
Bring him to the vet! Also go to Native Remedies Pet Alive site..I think they have a product for Parvo...I had the best results using their products! I have dogs and cats and 40 years of experience with other types of pets and wildlife. *also tamed adult ferral cats that would be concidered impossible, but they are the biggest babies I have!
Posted by Malia on January 17,2010 at 09:41 AM
my cat drank laundry detergent out of the bathtub last night thinking it was water, and today he still doesn't feel well. the brand of the detergent is Melaluca so it is supposed to be non toxic, and I've rubbed his belly to help him sleep. what else can i do? please help me if you can
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:20 AM
I believe Melaluca has tea tree oil..That is posion to a cat!!!!!!! Get this cat to the vet!!!!
Posted by John Lopez on January 16,2010 at 03:35 PM
My outdoor cat was in a fight a few days ago and sustained scratches to his face and eye area. Now he has pus running down from his left eye. It's Saturday afternoon. What can I do for him until I can get him to the vet next week? Thanks, John
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:25 AM
Any scratches need peroxide....NEVER get peroxide in the eyes!! Use a warm wash cloth around the eyes, Then put Neosporin antibiotic ointment on the scratches, and go to Pup's Pet Supply online or find someone who sells Teramyacin eye ointment.
Posted by thresia on January 15,2010 at 04:07 PM
i had my dog fixed so he would not run off chasing females in heat..that has been about 4 years ago...he has paid females no attention until this week and he has been litterally stuck with a female dog many times..i didn't think he was suposed to do this if he was fixed...don't want to pay puppy
Posted by Julie on January 19,2010 at 01:57 PM
If he is already fixed, then he wont be able to make any puppies, but just because he is fixed doesnt mean he doesnt still have the urge to hump. there have been many instances where poeples dogs are really bad at humping everything so they get them fixed and to their surprise the urge just doesnt go away.... sorry
Posted by Sarah on January 10,2010 at 10:49 PM
My dog is due to have puppies anyday and she has started to spot blood. It's not a lot of blood, but just little spots. Is there something wrong?
Posted by linda on January 14,2010 at 09:22 AM
To the person with the comment about your dog being spayed, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS SAYING THIS TO THIS NICE PERSON ASKING A QUESTION. Anyway let me get back to the one with the dog. Honey, my dog spotted like that for about a week before delivery and then had 16 puppies, i don't meant to scare you but I had a rottieweiler to. Everything is ok and good luck. Let me know how she makes out, and your dog should be ok. gluck Linda
Posted by K on January 11,2010 at 08:28 AM
Yes, you didn't get her spayed before she got pregnant!
Posted by Sarah on January 11,2010 at 05:34 PM
Hey guess what? That's none of your business. I asked a serious question and you have nothing better to do than complain because she's not spayed. Grow up. No one needs to hear your rude comments when they are trying to find out about their pets.
Posted by margi waino on January 07,2010 at 01:49 AM
My Ladywolf (80% wolf hybrid) was just diagnosed with terminal cancer in her right groin and leg. (No aspiration or biopsy was done, so as not to disturb the sites. Clearly, it's cancer.) My vet put her on 100 mg. of Rimadyl, twice a day, starting yesterday. Since then, she has seemed perkier, but she also has excessive thirst. I know that this can be a side-effect of Rimadyl, but is it a TOXIC side-effect, i.e. should I stop the drug immediately?
Posted by nikkie on January 12,2010 at 07:29 PM
Have you done blood work yet? Inceased thirst may be a sign of kidney faiiure, I reccommend you go to your vet and have some blood work done. Rimadyl can affect kidneys and liver. Stop the rimadyl esp if any vomiting
Posted by Michelle on January 06,2010 at 06:44 PM
my rabbit's left eye is drooling and has lost some hair under his eye due to some type of irritation. I am very scared for him. He was crying this morning. He doesnt eat as much any more!!! Please Help!!!!
Posted by --- on January 18,2010 at 05:04 PM
Take it to the vet!
Posted by Kayla Coelho on January 06,2010 at 12:23 PM
my cat seems sick i dont know whats wrong i think he drank brown liquid from outside and he crouches down when he walks i dont know what happened is it serious im kind of scared.
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:29 AM
This cat needs to go to the vet..NOW..before it is too late! Let them know he drank something brown from outside!
Posted by David on January 05,2010 at 03:07 AM
I have a 5 lb Chihuahua and it seems he is becoming overly aggressive. He is 12 months old and he is still not fixed. When he was a few months old and would eat random things I would shout NO and dig in his mouth to take the foreign object. Now he is real aggressive with his food. I even feed him out of my hand but still occasionally have to take things out of his mouth. Also now when every i correct him "no" or "bad boy" he growls at me and the hairs on his back stand up. He also trys to be dominate to my step fathers 3 month old 25 lb female German Shepard but now she dominates him but he still pees where ever he finds her pee and he fights with her all the time, I don't know if its play or real, seems like play because it never stops and no one gets hurt. If i get my dog fixed will it fix these problems or do I need to give him some formal training?
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 05:36 AM
Yelling at a dog can have this effect. Handle him gently not rough. Take the object he is chewing on away and give him a toy to chew on instead. You need to learn to be the pack leader..but this is done calmly, not in a yelling or bossy manner. You need to work on trust with the dog too so he wants to follow you and commands. Buy the Cesar Milan Book..There is a lot of good information in there!
Posted by Darlene Bonds on January 04,2010 at 11:52 AM
I have six year old female pug who had developed a lump under left arm pit about a month ago. I notice when she was walking with a limp and since then our Chihuahua has been sniffing her and licking at it when we are not around, and now it has become raw. I am very worried because it seems to be getting worse because her belly area has harden and it seems to be hard for her to urinate. She has no energy as she used to. She is still eating a little and very thristy at times. I would have taken her to see a vet a long time ago I just lost my job and money is very low. I love her and don't want her to suffer any longer. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
Posted by emily on January 22,2010 at 05:41 AM
YOu need to see a vet to have it properly diagnosed..Don't wait! Once you know what it is maybe Native Remedies has something you can use..I had the best of luck with their products.
Posted by lara miller on January 03,2010 at 03:44 PM
i have a 6 yr old female cat, her name is daisy, she has in the last year lost half her body weight, quit grooming, very finicky with food, aggressive behavior, and is pooping anywhere she wants and wherever. her 1st vet visit re this problem they ran a few basic tests, and all was good. she even acted better when she got home for quite awhile. i thought maybe it was jealously of the other 2 cats and it would pass, it did for a short while.her symptoms came back hard and more dangerous, she is now 5 pds, half her weight, she willl not groom or let any one help her, she eats only sometimes, very aggressive even with me, that is new, she will poop right in front of me, as if shes trying to tell something, i took her to the vet in november and he ran a complete blood panel and did detect a heart murmor and said it was a 3 on feline scale, all tests were good, except for a slightly elevated whits count, he did not do any fecal testing and i was wondering if it could be worms, she is only worse and i'm scared she is going to die, don;t want her to suffer. HELP! LARA MILLER
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 06:03 AM
Take in a fecal sample to your vet..doesn't cost much but if it is worms they will tell you. If not it could be anything..maybe the food? We had problems with high cost pet foods with vegetables added. We went back to just Purina for dry food and Merrick canned wet food (They have quail and I stick to poultry only..because we had troubles with beef and fish..things a cat wouldn't catch in the wild). Merrick canned food is strictly the meat and other added filler..and vegetables added to some of the foods nowadays are only fillers, a cat is a carnivore! Make sure to give the dry food too since on the can it says supplimental feeding only..they want you to make sure your cat also gets the balance from the dry food (vitamins, taurine, bone meal, levels the cat requires). If you are giving extra vitamins please stop..sometimes this actually provides too much of a vitamin and gets the cat sick...Make sure your cat isn't drinking city water! Try giving her a little vasaline..not around eatting time! And make sure you only do it once in a great while..This is the same stuff that is in hair ball formulas. I use it for my own cats who live very old (around 20-22 years) There are new products out there that don't have petroleum added but they do not work..vaseline is safe..only a small ammount! (dime/nickle sized) not add any minerals to water for cats (there are products out there claiming they are safe and healthy, they build up minerals and cause crystals and other inbalances in pets.) What kind of cleaning supplies do you use around your home? Do not use anything that ends in Sol (pinesol lysol) That the pet will walk on and lick their paws...Cats are sensitive to essential oils (lavendar), potporri is poison to them~do not let them near it. Another question..What kind of products do you use on your cat? I had a cat die from a flea spray. I also had a cat develope cancer in the rear leg from shots. So I avoid many things.All the cats I have now are very healthy..and 2 are very old! (20 &22)
Posted by Alynne on January 03,2010 at 02:05 AM
Dear Vet- Hi my name is Alynne and I have a 7/8 month old catahoula leoard named Koda. Well I noticed she was acting strange today but couldn't figure out what was wrong, she started vomiting and going #2 in the house which isn't normal and having uncontrollable urination, I quickly realized that she ate a box of 64 crayons!!! I gave her 1/2 pepto disolvable pill, and she seems to be a little bit better, I was just wondering what else I could do for her!! I know she needs to get it all out, which at this point I think she has got ALOT out!! I'm gonna stay up with her tonight but wanted to know if there was more I could do?? Thank you so much for your time, I appreciate it!!!!!!!
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 06:12 AM
Give her vaseline..about a quarter sized will help move things along..So they don't get stuck. Sometimes things can get stuck and if vaseline doesn't work she would need surgery to remove the objects..Vaseline has helped us,,and it also works great with cats and hairballs!
Posted by Jessie on December 31,2009 at 06:56 PM
I have an 8 year old rott and she has been goin g into heat almost every month now. This time it is a pink creamy discharge she has lost a bit of weight and seems to be very thirst. Is this normal cause she is gettng older or should I be conserned?
Posted by nikkie on January 12,2010 at 07:25 PM
Be very concerned....I will be surprised if she is still alive. I recommend that you get her fix if not already done so
Posted by I.K on December 30,2009 at 10:22 PM
I need help PLEASE! We bought 2 budgies and brought them home this morning at 11:00 am, and now it's 8 pm and they still haven't eaten anything. One of them (I think) is struggling to get to the food but can't figure out how (that's what I think)...And if we get to closer to them with our hands/fingers they get scared. What? should I do??????
Posted by Josh on December 29,2009 at 11:37 AM
I have a Black DSH. For the past 6 months, he has undergone different treatments involving the ear. He's had an inner ear infection which was then followed by ear mites and various infections. I've yet to find a treatment to fully rid him of the mites. He's currently a month into AdvantageMulti for Worms, Fleas, and Mites. For ear infections, I've used Pau D'Arco and Olive Oil, which to be honest is hard to tell if anything's working because of the mites that AdvantageMulti has yet to take care of. So, my problem... I live in Canada, it's pretty cold right around now and 'Blackie' is an outdoor cat. Once a day I let him out for about 10 minutes (about as much as he can handle before batting at the door to come in), usually at night too. Lately when he comes in, he's been in a panic. He runs after things that aren't there and goes frantic, this is out of character for him. He also attacks and bites my covers. When this happens his ears become very sensitive, he sometimes even bites.
Posted by Stefanie on January 10,2010 at 07:19 PM
Try equal parts of rubbing alcohol, white vineger, and Hydrogen peroxide. This remedy has helped me get rid of my daughter's constant ear infections, so I use it on my dogs too. We've just adopted a Golden Doodle puupy with the fithiest ears I have ever seen. He looked like he was dumped in mud. I would always scratch his ears and had a foul odor. After using my little remedy twice a day for 3 days, the smell was gone and he has stopped scratching his ears. Just make sure that there is NO OPEN WOUND, because then this could make it worse. If he doesn't fill up his ear drum with this solution and rub it in for about a minute. That's it.
Posted by Denise Mallery on December 28,2009 at 02:00 PM
I have a 12 year old Black Lab/German Shepherd who has developed a cyst on his side. We took him to a vet and the vet aspirated it and it showed no cancer cells. The vet thought it was a sebaceaous cyst and the his body would re-absorb it. It has been a couple of years and it still has not be re-absorbed. Is surgery the anwer. Roscoe is a frisky, playful dog and he has a great appetite. Does the surgery pose an unnecessary risk?
Posted by jazmine on December 25,2009 at 09:59 PM
you should have a question and answer section because my dog fell down a starecase and i think he broke his leg but i dont know what to do and we are going to the vet tomorow but i whanted to know what i could do for him NOW!!!!!!!!!111111 so i think yall SHOULD REALY GET THAT BECAUSE MY DOG IS REALY HURT AND I REALLY WANT TO HELP HIM IN ANT WAY THAT I CAN BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO HELP MY CHIWAWA .....SO THANKS ALOT FOR THE NO HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( IM ONLY 12 AND ITS CHRISTMAS AND YOUR MAKING A LITTLE GIRL CRY!!!) :C
Posted by Jennifer on January 12,2010 at 04:01 PM
Hello Jazmine, My name is Jennifer. I am a grown up. I am going to school to be a veterinarian. I am very sorry that your dog got hurt, especially at Christmas! I just read your post and felt very sad, so I wanted to see if your dog was ok now. I am sorry that you weren't able to help him right then. That is why I am going to be a vet. I want to be a vet that makes house calls and doesn't charge people an arm and a leg. I love animals:))) Well, I hope you are both ok and hope to hear from yall. Good luck!
Posted by missy on December 24,2009 at 12:08 PM
i have a pom he is 2 years old, and the question that i have is when he has a bowl movement it is real hard and he gets a buildup around that area i have to shave him but some times i never know until it gets bad he will mope and cry and then i have to give him a bath that he hates but he gets so hard. please tell me what to do for him i gave him bowl sofeners but he know and wont take them please help me or (baby bear)
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 06:25 AM
This could be an anal gland problem that the vet can show you how to deal with. If the dog can't go poo it will get really sick and die..You need to take the dog to the vet now. Possibly he isn't getting wet food. I'm not sure if it's the glands or just inproper diet. First give the dog a quarter sized ammount of Vaseline, then feed him a quarter of the can of Merrick Buffalo wet dog food. Don't usually give vaseline around feedings, but you need to get this to stop and start feeding the right food.
Posted by cheri on December 22,2009 at 08:51 PM
My 2 yr, old basset has been acting like she has given birth for the last 3 days. Her nipples are swollen and discharging milk. She has vaginal discharge and is running around with a toy stuffed walrus, crying and whining. She has never mated, is not even pregnant. We have one other dog but it is a female. The only way to stop her from crying is to rubbed her belly til she falls asleep. How long is this gonna last, is it a normal psychosis and most of all how do I get her to stop, she is driving us crazy.
Posted by Brenda Morgan on December 22,2009 at 02:58 PM
My dog has a torn place on one of her pads on one of her front paws. Is it okay to spray liquid band aid on it? She's limping and favoring the leg.
Posted by calypso on January 09,2010 at 01:04 PM
I had this problem with our Rottie alot.. When she was younger. If it was big we had it stiched but smaller healed on its own. I would be really hesitant to use human stuff on your dog because too many things are toxic to them that arent to us. Keep it clean. Maybe a soft gauze pad with neosporin and wrap for soft comfort. Allowing it to air everyday. If it isnt improving I would see a vet
Posted by rachel on December 21,2009 at 08:21 AM
Hi, my dog is one and a half years old, and she is a Lhasa Apso. She has been a cting strange lately, and we think that she is sick. She will be taken to the Vet today to find out, but I would like to know ahead of time if some thing major is worng with her. She is soo sweet, but has been irritable for a while, and her nose is neither wet or cold. She has also been constipated for a while,but I believe that it is from something that my father gave her to eat. PLEASE HELP ME I AM DESPERATE FOR ADVICE. she is the sweetes dog EVER and i want to get her back to feeling happy and perky. Thanks so much, Rachel
Posted by Kymberli on December 20,2009 at 12:43 AM
I am dog sitting for my former boss and the dog has been neglected. He is a cocker spaniel about 9 years old. He is partially blind and when I went to her house to let him out side, he never heard me enter the house. It wasn't until I touched him that he jolted up. After awhile he starting itching his ears, and wouldnt leave them alonde. When I looked at them, they were red from being scratched so much and very very dirty. I took him home with me and gave him a bath. I couldnt even wash him because he was so matted and covered with knots of hair. After his bath I tried to clean his ears, and the cotton swab came out all brown and nasty. My mom is almost positive it is blood from a horrible ear infection and I think it's causing the dogs deafness. What can I do to help this poor dog!? He needs some serious treatment and Im not sure I could afford it but I know his owner won't do anything for him.
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 06:43 AM
You need to help this poor little guy!!! This is total neglect and you need to stand up for him since he can't speak for himself! People that do this shouldn't own any type of pet including a goldfish! When you pet sit for these people you should take the dog into the Humane society and tell them to bill the owners...Tell the owners that the dog was acting like it was in a seizure (inner ear disturbance can also cause them to have their eyes roll around and it looks similar to a stroke or seizure)...That would contiplate an emergency..therefore then they can't accuse you of any wrong doing against them...and that kind of reaction from inner ear disturbance can also by the time you got to the humane society to get him seen by the vet the weird symptoms stopped. Tell them how frightened you were to see the dog that way! Hopefully they learn something and do care! PLEASE do something for this poor dog!!!!!
Posted by lizzy on December 18,2009 at 07:24 PM
hi um i have a 80 lbs dog he is about 2 . right now he has a stomach ache! i feel so sad because he is the sweetest big guy and is such a snugel bug. i have heard people say you can give them tums or pepto but i do not know for sure and our local vets office is closed due to weater ( a.k.a snow) i really need help now so please relpy as quickly as possible thanks! sinceraly, Lizzy
Posted by kay on December 14,2009 at 05:34 PM
I have a chihuahua/poodle mix. He is 8.8 pounds. He was given Advantage Plus on 12/10. I have another dog who is an American Bulldog (88 pounds), The chihuahua mix is covered in fleas. The other isn't. Both dogs are bathed weekly. The yard and house have been treated for fleas. What can I do for the little dog? I'm afraid to give him anything else. Any advice?
Posted by Rebecca on December 12,2009 at 06:33 PM
My cat, Spirit, has been peeing on my sofas, my bed, my brother's bed, and in my brother's closet, when caught he just finished up and looked up at me like nothing was wrong with what he was doing. He adores my brother and I feed and keep his area clean so he likes me enough. He's a lap cat and loves attention. One month ago he had what appeared to be a UTI, we took him to the vet, and he was treated with antibiotics. Recovered within days and was just fine. Back on wet food recently and the peeing on our personal lounging space has begun again. Is the food causing a UTI? Or if I stop wet food all together will his urinary habits return to normal? Plastic on furniture deters his peeing, only to send him somewhere else that is NOT his two litter boxes set up. UTI treatment is out of my budget right now and the discount clinics aren't open this weekend. What is my next attack on this subject?
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 06:57 AM
Native Remedies Pet Alive (online) has the best products..Also, if it's scented litter go to unscented. What kind of food do you feed him? He needs wet canned food..We just use purina dry and then give cans of Merrick (Quail and poulty is the best because that's what they would eat in the wild, no fish or beef.) Do not give city water to drink. Do not add any extra minerals to the water, this could give too many in their systems and create a build up and inbalance. No extra vitamins either. Have you been using a cleaning product that might be attracting the cat to pee on stuff (cleaning products with ammonia in them can do this). Maybe you just switched to something new to clean with or wash laundry in and the cat is marking it. He NEEDS wet canned food...or he will get crystals in his urinary track...That is something you can't stop giving him..just change the brand!
Posted by Angelique Trudel on December 11,2009 at 02:37 PM
I have a 4 year old male cat and he hasen't been feeling very well. I would like to know if its serious and if we should consult a vet. His eye is the owrst part, its has been leeking alot. sometimes he can harly open his eye. He lost some weight, his appetite is still there but not as much. Also, he sneezes alot. When ever he has a chance he hides in the house very well and dosen't come out until the end if the day of in the morning, depending if hes hungry or not. I would really like to know if it's serious.
Posted by Lizzy on December 18,2009 at 10:05 PM
it might be a cold but if he has loss of appitite and hides i would say take him to a vet. it does not sound serious but it could be a bad illness but not deadly.
Posted by Lori Miller on December 07,2009 at 12:46 AM
I am planning on moving approx. 450 miles away. I have 2 cats, a 10 yr old and a 1 year old. I will be transporting them in the car, in carriers. Should I sedate them prior to leaving? They both hate traveling in the car. I'm not sure if sedating them is dangerous. It's an 8 hour drive.... Thanks.
Posted by daleah on December 27,2009 at 01:16 PM
i have moved many times very long travel an i have never sedated my cats. i always thought that was dangerous. do not feed or water them prior the travel cause they will poop or pee in the cage. best regards
Posted by Mandi on December 07,2009 at 12:17 AM
My fiancee and i found a cat on our pourch one day. We started feeding her and shes been comin back for about 6 months now. When we first found her she had a really bad sneeze, but we figured it would go away by itself. Sadly it didnt and now shes sneezing blood. I dont have the money to take her to the vet for the next two weeks and my fiancee absolutly loves this cat. Idk what to do or where to go. Please help if you can. Thank you
Posted by petlovertoo on December 09,2009 at 04:17 PM
You could try contacting a rescue group (look online) to see if they have any vets who do free or reduced rate treatment, or who will take a payment in a few weeks.
Posted by Johna G. on December 03,2009 at 02:03 PM
Dr. Maier of Animal Hospital of Somerdale, NJ is the worst vet I ever had the misfortune of seeing. I was searching for a vet who handled exotics and she seemed to get good reviews. Obviously reviews aren't always reliable!I took my hairless rat to her because he developed a lump that doubled in size in less than a week. I told her the growth was soft and movable and from what I've read on hairless rats these are 2 sure signs of a cyst. After doing a 30 second exam that I was charged $55 for, and not ever attempting to aspirate it. She informed me she was almost certain it was cancer and I should do a, close to $400, surgery ASAP. I assumed she was right and scheduled the surgery. Yesterday when I took Irving out of his cage I noticed a small black scabby area on the lump. This was yet another indication of a cyst or abscess. I called to inform her what I found and that I didn't want go through with the surgery due to the current change. I asked her receptionist to please have her call me to tell me why she would jump to putting a small animal like that under anesthesia without being certain it was necessary, and also how to proceed from here. She never had the courtesy to return my call. Obviously her concern is the bottom line not the animals welfare.
Posted by Jordan Miller on November 30,2009 at 09:56 PM
Has anyone else had issues with VCA!! West Seattle? I feel as if they are more for the money than they are for the pet care. So do not go to VCA West Seattle if you love your Pet. I took my cat there for his second booster shot of the series and at the end was given a fee of $142 dollars for cleaning his ears?????? They ran tests without my consent and knowledge of what they were doing. This was very unprofessional, I felt as if they were Swooping in and charging me for stuff that I was unaware of while I was distracted tending to my Kitty. They also wanted to charge me $300 to have my cat nuetered, (thats without the fees) but I took him to Vets For Less and they provided very professional service, they were friendly and supportive, and it was only $50, so you do the math. VCA staff is not very attentive, it took them a week to mail us our labs that came in the next day. So my point is VCA Ripped us off please do your homework when it comes to picking a vet. Don't let them rip you off too.
Posted by jackie on November 29,2009 at 07:44 PM
my five month old chihuahua dachshund mix is having eye problems. her eyelids are pink and swollen & her eyes are secreting mucus. it looks like puppy pink eye. i don't have money to take her to the vet & pay the fees and money for the medicene. ive been putting terramicina topical oitment on her eye & warm chamomile tea bags on her eye to reduce swelling. this isn't really doing much. what do i do for her eyes? she keeps scratching at them which tells me her eyes are bothering her ):
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 01:18 AM
Although finances are tight you need to see a vet. There is no "Pink eye" in the dog and primary bacterial conjuctivitis is uncommon in the dog. from your description it sounds like the skin is inflamed,,,,blepharitis / demidicosis / hypersensitvity reaction are all possibilities. The eye increases its mucous production when irritated. If mucous production is increased it suggests an ocular problem. Therefore you require a proper diagnosis to sort this out. If your current treatment has made no difference , your on the wrong track at present. Hope that is somewhat helpful.
Posted by Jennifer on January 12,2010 at 04:10 PM
Sounds like your pet was displaying signs of an allergy. Try giving her a quarter teaspoon of liquid benedryll next time you notice this irritation. I understand about not being able to afford the Dr.! Really, try this! I have a dog that has allergies and it helps her, and is a lot cheaper than the vet!
Posted by Nancy Clark on November 28,2009 at 02:55 PM
If a 9 month old dog only got one shot as a pup, does it need more of the series of shots or just a yearly one?
Posted by petlovertoo on December 09,2009 at 04:25 PM
Guidelines have changed. Recent guidelines are two puppy series and a rabies. However, if you take your dog to be boarded or have any sort of vet care, they will probably require proff of what they consider proper vacinantions.
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 12:44 AM
Yes she requires another booster. Ultimately you must follow the vaccine manufacturers recommendation. As a general rule, your pet now has a mature immune sysrem and requires a booster of her primary distemper /adeno/ parainfluenza/parvo. A Rabies vaccine is also required, it's booster will be one year from the primary rabies vaccination. Consult the veterinarian who vaccinated your pup and they can guide you.
Posted by sherry wheeler on November 27,2009 at 05:36 PM
i have a 8 week old bully pit bull puppy she has worms i saw them in her stool this morning i went to pet smart and the sales clark help me with the worm meds now she is vomting and has loose stools i can not afford to go to the vet until next week until then what can i do i do not need to loose my puppy help.
Posted by K B on January 12,2010 at 08:31 PM
My suggestion is to buy Sergeant's Vetscripption" Worm-Away IV" for Dogs. It's recommended for infections of roundworms,(Toxocara canis), Hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala), Whipworms (Trichuris Vulpis), and Tapeworms (taenia Pisiformis) in dogs. I hope that this will be helpful to you. All the best!!
Posted by Tamy on November 25,2009 at 11:45 PM
My 14 week old dog was given chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg hives. After an hour of giving it to him he started urinating very often almost like he couldn't hold it. It has slowed down now. Is this a side effect or common?
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 12:48 AM
Have never heard nor seen that as a side effect, Antihistamines may cause sedation as they are structurally simlilar in shape to certain tranquilizers.
Posted by Lorretta Mares on November 23,2009 at 03:57 PM
On saturday my rottweiller was fine. Yesterday she was babing her leg and crying now today she can not support her weight on her hine legs mainly her left one should I try to find a vet that will work with me on payment if you know of one please let me know or should I wait iot out I am in san antonio texas
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 07:14 AM
This can also be caused by a spinal rupture...PLEASE take your dog in to be seen by the vet right away. Have them do an x-ray on the spine and legs..If it is the spine causing what appears to be a leg problem you don't have any time to waste. Be careful the dog would need to rest and be on anti inflamatory medicine..without moving around for 4-6 weeks or if the spine leaks too much the vet needs to do surgery or the dog will be in a lot of pain and never able to walk again..You would need to do the surgery in a very quick time frame (24 hours) or it will not be successful! Please get the dog to the vet ASAP!!! ONLY a vet can tell you what it is..since they have the x-ray machines to diagnose what is going on!!
Posted by Lizzy on December 18,2009 at 07:42 PM
sorry to hear your puppy is not feeling well but i had a dog that hat the symptoms as that and it was a torn ACL. i sugest going to a experienced vet first. then i would have them look at the leg and have them see if your dog has a torn ligment. if that is the case , if your vet can, just do a surgrey where the put wire in your dogs leg to restablize that leg. that is a restablezing surgrey that does not cost as much as others do. i hope this helped sinceraly, Lizzy
Posted by jessica on November 23,2009 at 02:53 PM
On my female dogs private part there is a red big ball handing like if she is in laber but she not in laber. Is that normal for a dog?
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 12:51 AM
No it is not normal. It may be a polyp from the vaginal lining or a pedunculated mass if on the outside of the vulva. See your vet for a proper diagnosis.
Posted by Shan Gray on November 20,2009 at 01:28 AM
Hi. I live in California. I just got back from taking my dog Sam to the vet for his boosters and 3yr rabies vac. When I got home, I filed his rabies vac cert and noticed that he was actually due for the rabies vac 5 months ago. The vet did not make any mention of this (that is if he paid attention to that detail). So, I'm wondering if there is reason for me to be concered if he has been protected these past 5 months. We do live in the mountains. At this point, I have no reason to believe that he has had any encounters (physically) with any wild animals. Also, I'm not blaming my vet for this oversite as I also overlooked this detail. Thanks.
Posted by petlovertoo on December 09,2009 at 04:30 PM
As long as he is fine now and has not been bitten, there is no need to be concerned. Many pets are over vaccinated as a preventative and do not need the rabies vaccination right on the dot. It is more of a guideline to be safe than a must do or die issue.
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 01:29 AM
Regarding titers : you need a titre to prove that the dog is adequately protected, you cannot assume protective levels of immunity. Rabies is a zoonotic disease (affects humans and animals) . When vaccinations are tested, they must demonstrate protective levels of immunity for the period certified in virtually all of the population (remember, there will be an immune incompetent individual once in a while.)
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 01:06 AM
It is best to phone your vet and just tell them when you arrived home from your last vaccination appointment that your dog appears to be 5 months overdue for Rabies, could they check to see if that is correct....I'm sure they can rectify his vaccine status effortlessly.
Posted by Jett on December 01,2009 at 01:39 AM
I don't think you should be too concerned. My vet (Dr. G. Reina, Los Angeles) says that vacines are overprescribed, and a TITER test will reveal that vacines are often in an animals system, beyond the point when vacines are due. Your vet probably "erred" in your dogs favor. Also, some vacines are required, when others are not, based on where you live. For example, dogs in Florida may be exposed to mosquitos and other bugs (because of the swamps, etc.) , more so than drier climates; they would need some vacines more than others. I think your dog was "covered" during that 5 month period because of any remaining vacine in his system. I hope this helps.
Posted by brenda on November 18,2009 at 12:49 PM
my dog has joint pain, sometimes she cant get up. i need to know what i can give her for pain
Posted by susan wells on April 25,2010 at 10:34 PM
hi I own a 10 yr old taco dog that has an ear ache,I have been giving her childrens benadril 1 tsp every 6 hours, can any one tell me what else I can give her,? she weighs 5 pounds, and she is my world, I never had kids, and I live on disability, I need all the help any one can offer thanks,
Posted by Carol on January 09,2010 at 01:11 PM
There is a product called Percosa from Nutrition for life. My Boxer/Pitt could barely walk and we were told that 3000.00 in surgery was called for. After a month of twice a day of this pharma. grade stuff he is like a puppy. INCREDIBLE!!! It is made for humans but has a much higher grade of Glucosamine than you find in stores.
Posted by lizzy on December 18,2009 at 09:56 PM
if your dog is older it is probubly arthritis. i would sugest talking to your local vet to canfirm
Posted by petlovertoo on December 09,2009 at 04:31 PM
Glucosamine chews, or liquid. Sometimes Olive oili pured on food can also help.
Posted by Jett on December 01,2009 at 01:44 AM
Can you give dogs aspirin?? Ask your vet. But for joint maintenance, I would give Omega 3 Fatty Acids. I have heard good things about Chodrotin, too.
Posted by Lorretta on November 23,2009 at 04:00 PM
One of the thingsI gave to my rottwieller when he had hip displaysia and arthritis is one 81 mg asprian a day but it must be only 81 mg
Posted by dk on December 03,2009 at 01:01 AM
omega fatty acids are antiinflammatory and are beneficial for joint support, glucosamine HCl is also useful, chondroitin is in many joint support products however it has the least impact. The aspirin dose is incorrect for an adult Rottweiller, (it is very low), however you should consult your vet for the correct dose. While NSAID's such as aspirin may be helpful, you must have proper kidney and liver function to use them and must respect their potential for gastrointestinal irritation. The newer COX-2 inhibitor NSAID's are more potent and generally safer, so get the guidance of a professional.
Posted by Carrie Brooks on November 11,2009 at 01:27 AM
We have a 20 year old cat that apears heathly and loving in all ways but in the last 2-4 days she has been givimg a screaming meow than she has done infrequently in the past . Now it is dow to everey couple of hours or less. My mother and I are very concerned. We have always gone to San Juan Animal Hospital for all of our pets. We have recently moved however to Oakleaf Plantation, and this pat is the hardest to transport because she is skitish and although she has great love for me, will not be picked up. I need a local mobile veteranarian to determine what is going on. Please help!!
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 07:34 AM
Since you can't pick her up..and she's old try to put Vaseline in a little food..(Just a quarter sixed ammount)..Throughout the food..this will help get things going if there's hairballs or she isn't pooping normal.. kind of disguise it will a little wet not do this all the time..just once in a while. She needs wet food often too..She can't catch food like she use you need to give her canned food. We go with Merrick any poultry brand especially quail. (No added fillers veggies or other junk!) Stay away from beef and fish..cats don't catch it out in the wild. The can says to also feed dry food with this because the dry food has the right ammount of bone meal vitamins and the balance they need. With an old kitty you need to be very city water either! I have 2 old cats one that's 20 and the other ones 22!
Posted by Michael Brant on November 12,2009 at 12:11 PM
Dear Carrie, You don't need to worry about her because i have the same thing at home your cat is just becoming more old because its like a mood swing for them this happens almost all the time. I have a 20 year old cat and she does the same thing. make sure she's getting enough water and food and make sure you pet her to make sure she just wants your love. Your welcome, Michael Brant
Posted by roxie on November 10,2009 at 08:22 PM
according to the AKC which 2 breeds are highly distractible
Posted by rach on November 01,2009 at 09:10 PM
i need some help!!! we recently rescued a rabbit from his previous owners that mistreated him very badly my rabbit has no skin on his back end or legs and his bones are showing he cant walk nor can he even move i have to wake up every 2hours 2 feed him by hand my rabbit is in so much pain and suffering terribly the problem i have is im currently in brunei and their is only ONE veterinary surgery that is closed 4 the next few weeks i feel really helpless and it breaks my heart seeing him in such a terrible state rabbit (harry) is also blind please help me on what more i can do for him????
Posted by lizzy on December 18,2009 at 09:39 PM
forget my last comment well not compleatly but the reason for hair loss is probubly mainge and you can see his ribs from moulnourish so i would say find a local doctor and ask for medican and your bunny will be happy in no time! p.s even if your bunny is blind if they get used to its settings it can run and live a normal happy health life!!
Posted by LIZZY on December 18,2009 at 08:07 PM
here is what to do ... STAY CALM! dont worry i have a little bunny too i got him when he was really young. ig you have to wake up every two hours to feed him why not try to find a good sized feeding bowl i just fill my bunnys bowl up because he is not a food bunny so he will eat what he wants when he wants it. also dont think of him as a pain think of him as a project. when you start its not so pretty but in the end it is a master piece! just think with a little love and gental care your bunny will be healthy in no time! oh and i sugest buying your bunny the following things... a house a water bottle that hangs off of a crate a beach towl that you will never use again a medium sized dog crate (make sure your bunny cant fit through the holes) a card board box and shreaded news paper ok now heres what to do set up the crate and put the towl across the bottom of the crate so the hard bottom does not show the attatch the water bottle to the side of the crate (on the back of the package of the water bottle there will be directions that tell you how to fill it up) then get your food and put it in the food bowl . put that in the crate too. then put the shreded news paper in the card board box ( make sure your bunny can go in that box on his own) this will become his liter box. then put the house at the back of the crate and put some card board be hind that to make a little hiding spot if the rabbit gets scared. take steps slowly. and before you hold him pet him a minute or to before picking him up that way hes not scared. avoid loud noises and keep the bunny INSIDE ALL WINTER or till it is above 70* during the day and 60* durining night so your bunny does not freeze. also do not let your bunny get to hot or it will die of a heat stroke. i hope this helped. sinceraly, sammi p.s there is also a special surgrey that can bring back vision! i do not know how much it costs though.
Posted by nikip on October 30,2009 at 08:05 PM
Hi I have a 1 1/2 yr old male Chihuahua this morning I discovered a swollen pink spot under nose about the size of a dime in shape. Could you please give me advice my kids are stressing out this is there only dog.
Posted by amanda on October 27,2009 at 07:25 PM
my cat had a kitten sunday night, everything seemed to go well. 4 hours later she delievered another one but it was stillborn. and now its tuesday night and she hasnt had another one. her stomache is still kind of big and it feels a bit hard but i dont know if it is more kittens. what is the chance there are still some in there and should i be concerned? how do i tell if she is done?? help!!
Posted by Emily on January 22,2010 at 07:24 AM
If there are still kittens inside and they didn't come out..You have to take the cat to the vet!
Posted by wendy brown on October 27,2009 at 07:05 PM
i have a pomeranian that i found two weeks ago but do not who he belongs to.he has not pooped in two weeks and now he is starting to throw up white stuff.he does eat though.please help asap
Posted by libertyhound on October 27,2009 at 10:14 AM
Hello, My labrador puppie who will be 17 weeks old tomorrow has had his share of other than formed stools. This has been going on for about 10 weeks now. Obviously he has been to our vets regarding this throughout. He was on Albon, has been on Flagyl (both liquid and pill) now for sometime along with FloriForta (spelling?). His diet has been ID soft and hard food and has been eating HP dry for about a week now. Seems his best stools were when he was eating the soft ID and liquid Flagyl. We hadn't seen blood in his stools for awhile now until this morning. Very, very little, or could have been brown color with the dary gray/green color of stool? In anycase, he has had blood test, his regular wife and myself are getting concerned. He is very active and full of fun......we've been feeding him about 1 1/2 cups in the morning and 1 1/2 cups in the evening. Any advice? Many thanks, Bill
Posted by Laura on October 25,2009 at 07:57 PM
I have one last Malti-Poo Puppy that I was supposted to sell today he is about 12 weeks old and he got up under my feet going outside and down the steps and i stepped on him, in his back area, he is trying to walk and get around but moving very very slowly, and breathing at sort of a gasp, he did poop afterwards and there was no blood in his stool. will he be ok?
Posted by lizzy on December 18,2009 at 09:49 PM
yes. i have 5 dogs and i have raised 2 of our dogs and are no raising to 8 to 10 week old puppies. puppies do get under your feet and its not your fault so dont blame your self. but i would still go to your local vets office to make sure your puppie dose not have a breathing desorder. but the breathing my be temporary. just make sure your puppy is comfortably and is eating , drinking and is still on its normal routien.
Posted by joyce lien on October 25,2009 at 07:06 PM
my 11 month old pup was stepped on by a german shepperd on monday & now he holds that leg up most of the time. could it have broke? what should i do? thank you, joyce
Posted by USAGRL12783 on October 31,2009 at 06:36 PM
My best advice would be to take him to the vet to get it x-rayed.
Posted by Richard Fraley on October 25,2009 at 10:00 AM
Our dog, Gizmo, had an incision and drainage after being bitten on the neck area. Is it normal for him NOT to be going to the bathroom normally? As far as we know he has not gone at all since the surgery, approx. 14 hours ago. If this is normal, when can we expect him to be going normally again? Thank you very much.
Posted by ghost on October 26,2009 at 08:09 PM
my dog got that to, when he got bitten pretty bad, he'll be fine just give it a awhile before you get worried. if he still doesn't use the retroom in 2 to 3 days then call your vet.
Posted by Shawn on October 24,2009 at 07:26 PM
Hi. I have a 3 month old puppy that is a mix of weimaraner, lab, mastiff & beagle. For the past 2 days she hasn't been eating. At first my mom & I thought it was from depression since her brother had died. But she's also been throwing up, which my mom thinks might be a reaction to the de wormer. However she just pooped some blood (which I think might be from a chicken bone she stole out of the trash.) Also she's been going into corners & doesn't look happy at all. She still gets up to drink water, but she won't play or anything. Could all of that be from depression, reaction to the de wormer & a chicken bone. Or could she possibly have parvo (what her brother died from) :( Any help will be greatly appreciated. Please & thank you
Posted by karol on March 01,2010 at 06:41 PM
take her in sounds like parvo. my 7month old started throwing up only lasted for 3 hrs, one bout od runs and nothing for 24 hrs now she is on ivsswvsn
Posted by mary on October 23,2009 at 08:36 PM
i have a 2year jatzu every time she eat she vomets on every thing is it the breed ?she it the food i feed her?
Posted by hi hi hi on October 26,2009 at 08:06 PM
if it's bentiful dog food then stop feeding to it, my dog had that type for a awhile then he started throwing up his food and it ended up escalating to puking up blood, after we switched foods he went back to normal. try a different brand of dog food
Posted by tracy on October 22,2009 at 09:06 AM
I have a 3 year shar pei, after a day of running it is now hard for her to get up & walk does dogs pull muscels?
Posted by ghost on October 18,2009 at 12:49 AM
thank you to those who gave me advice. i tried what u a said and it seemed to work for awhile. my aunt ended up helping me and grandma pay for the vet bill so we ended up taking him there after all. they said it was a good thing to give him the bath, they also said the peroxide u suggested probaly helped with keeping the infection down thank you for your advice u rock.
Posted by Tammie on October 15,2009 at 07:11 PM
My 8 year old male neutered indoor cat is normally very healthy. About 4 days ago, he became very quiet and lethargic. He is vomitting up foamy liquid. I am a divorced mother of three who gets no help from my unemployed ex husband. How can I find out what's wrong with my kitty without it costing a fortune. HELP!
Posted by Anne Sullivan on October 08,2009 at 07:46 AM
My sons cat keeps cratching at his ears, so bad they are bleeding on the outside. they put a cone around his neck to keep him from scratching, but now his neck is loosing the hair and irriated. They dont have money for a vet, is there anything we can use. I feel it maybe mites.
Posted by newfmom42 on October 07,2009 at 02:44 PM
Are cedar shavings safe to keep newfpups in when the weather is inclimate?
Posted by ghost on October 04,2009 at 02:11 AM
my dog came home after runing away and he has a lot of bites on his head and around his ears and neck, i gave him a bath with DIAL soap and then i trimmed the hair around his cuts as best i could but they are still bleeding. i ripped up a towel and rapped it around his bites. we do not have money for a vet right now, what should i do besi