Erika Raines

Location: Courtenay, British Columbia Canada

Qualifications: DVM

Veterinarian Profile

Dr. Erika R. earned her D.V.M. degree in 2010 and has started her career as a holistic veterinarian. She enjoys traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, a system of medicine practiced in China for thousands of years that involves the use of acupuncture, traditional herbal forumlae and lifestyle considerations to help promote a patient's health.

She is a strong proponent of natural, holistic foods and raw feeding, when done appropriately. She has a strong interest in geriatric and palliative care.

Dr. Erika loves taking care of pets and their people in her practice in British Columbia, Canada, and thoroughly enjoys being able to share her knowledge on the Internet for the benefit of pets and the peace of mind of their people.

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Answers from Erika Raines

  • How long after a pregnant cat loses her mucous plug should the first kitten arrive?

  • Anesthesia Complications with Collapsed Trachea with my dog

    My dog is a corgi/blue heeler mix. In a few days she is going to have a small mass removed from her rump/tail area. She also has a collapsed trachea. It is not too severe, however I am wondering if the trachea tube they use for anesthesia will be more risky for her because of this. I am in a tough spot because obviously the mass needs to be removed, but I really do not want to make her trachea condition any worse.. the vet didn't seem to think it was a problem, but she is not the surgeon.

  • Is it possible for dogs to be mentally ill?

    My husband and I have a 4 year old mixed breed (Rhodesian Ridgeback possibly)we adopted 2 years ago. He's always been strong willed but in the last 6 months has occasionally become aggressive to the point of lunging at us. We have no idea what prompts this behavior as it seems to come from out of the blue. He seems to recover quickly and then is back to his regular lovey self. I'm not willing/ready to give up on him but am unsure how to handle it. Can you help?

  • Is a small amount of tablet antacid bad for my dog?

    my dog's stomach is gurgling a lot. I've heard that a small amount of a tablet antacid, perhaps 5 mg might help her out. Is this bad advice? Is a small amount of tablet antacid bad for my dog? Her stomach is doing a fair amount of gurgling right now. Will this hurt her? There is no vomiting or diarrhea. she is just acting a bit sluggish.

  • What doseage of vitiman C or licorice should I give a cat with a cold?

    I want to use a natural remedy. Cat is sneezing with runny nose.

  • Is ingesting ants toxic to cats?

    Cat is ingesting ants along with its usual food. During day when no one is home ants seem to invade food dish.

  • Dog coughs when excited, sounds like croup in a child

    My chihuahua is coughing, it sounds like the croup in a child. It just started today, and is only happening when he gets excited. This happened once before, but it passed.

  • My dog has cancer, is this a sign of his condition worsening?

    my 7 1/2 year old briard threw up a large amount of yellow phlegm My briard is dying of cancer and it is now in his lymph nodes and they have grown froma mable to a oblong plum in two weeks. He just threw up this morning before eating. Is this a sign that he is getting worse. I know he will have to be put down pretty soon. He also takes a pain pill and Neurotin for pain so he can eat. He had not taken his pills yet.

  • Relief for sexually frustrated male dog

    My male lab is sexually frustrated and I don't know what to do. He whines all day long and he's driving me crazy! My female lab is in heat but they are brother and sister. So what can I do to solve this problem without them humping??

  • Dehydrated dog food safety?

    Do dehydrated dog foods have risk of bacterial or parasitic transmission?

  • Dog osteosarcoma on rib: Can Tramadol help with heavy breathing?

    Our 12 year old boxer has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma and the tumor is on the rib cage, pushing against a lung. Only palliative radiation is an option and we are undecided. Our dog is breathing very heavily and this is most likely due to the tumor pushing on the lungs as there is no fluid build up..(yet). We were given Tramadol in case our dog has signs of pain. Would Tramadol provide any help with the heavy breathing or is this simply a symptom of the lung being pushed upon?

  • What can I do about a dog eye infection?

    My dog has green stuff coming out of one eye. The eye is red.

  • My dog just ate a piece of paper with 409 spray on it. Will he be ok?

    My dog just grabbed a paper towel out the trash can that had 409 kitchen cleaner on it not even 10 minutes ago, I'm just concerned because he ate a piece of it before I could get it from him. Will he be ok?

  • What happens if a dogs penis is too large?

    His penis gets about three times larger then normal and he is unable to move when he humps things.

  • Why does my dog shake when she breathes?

    Recently we have noticed our dog shaking like she is cold inside, but now I noticed it really is only when she takes a breath in. She is Jap. Chin. I don't really have the money to take her to the vet, but would like to know if this is dangerous.

  • How to clean my dogs ear after Hematoma surgery

    hematoma cleaning post surgery my dog just had hematoma surgury. im wondering because im worried. how to give the ear a good cleaning? the vet said to dap it but i dont think that it's getting it clean cause there's pus all over the tip of his ear. the vet said he had a big infection aswell as the hematoma the vet said it would still have to drain but his surgery was tuesday and its saturday and still has moderate pus coming out of it. how is it clean if the inside of ear is soaked with pus? how do i know if the ear is clean enough?

  • My dog is rubbing her butt on the ground what can I do

    my dog is rubbing her butt on the ground what can i do other than take her to the vet? i can't bring hwer to the vet that often are there other ways i can help her

  • What could be causing my 10.5 yr old dog gagging when awake

    dog had surgery for an enlarged lymph node & inflammation in her throat. biopsy was neg. she still gags throughout the day. could this be something serious?

  • I have a ten year old pitt bull dog who is having many problems

    I have a ten year old pitt bull who is having many problems please help.... I have a ten year old Pit Bull who is usually in good condition. About a year ago I brought him to the vet for a uti and found that when he was fixed they didnt remove everything, I haven been able to do surgery. But a year later now I have noticed that my dogs tail is limp doesn't move at all, also he has a hard time sitting while going down his back legs shack, but even worse when I let him out he tries to have a bowel movement and i find he is at it for almost ten minutes at a time and barley anything comes out?? What is wrong Oh im sry I forgot he also lost weight but only in his back end his bones are sticking out??? why please help me???

  • What treatment do you like best for flea and tick for dog

    Why? Drops Shampoos or tick collars.

  • Why is my dog lethargic cold and shivering

    why is my dog lethargic cold and shivering out of nowhere.. i don't know if he ate anything i'm just so worried i just noticed that he was on his bed sleeping but then he got under my bed and didn't want to come out.. i don't know if he ate anything and if he did maybe an avocado from the neighbor.. please help

  • Can a vet fix my dogs hip and leg


  • My dog took an extra 5mg of Enalapril by mistake

    Too Many mgs of Enalapril given. My dog takes 5 mg of Enalapril. Today he had an extra 5 mg by mistake. Will he be ok? He is about 26 lbs.

  • My dog wont eat and drink and is very lethargic

    Ive been giving my dog antibiotics and hydrocodone for kennel cough, now he threw up and wont eat and drink and is very lethargic what do i do? I bought my puppy from the pound last week and brought him into the vet. They told me he has kennel cough and gave me antibiotics and hydrocodone. Hes been fine until today, he threw up on the couch and wont move and wont eat or drink anything. What should i do? He also had a little foam at his mouth.

  • Does a dog digest a aspirin completely?

    Do dog's digestive juices break down the coating on an aspirin more effectively than a human's? I just gave my large husky/wolf/retriever/everything mix a single sr.'s coated aspirin with some cream cheese. Now on this site I've read that the coating may mean that some or most of this aspirin may show up in her stool, do no good. I can't help wondering if the coating is much more easily dissolved by a dog's digestive juices than by a human's. For now, I'll just watch what comes out.

  • I have a puppy and when it stands it shakes and staggers a lot.

    I have a puppy 3 weeks old and when it stands it shakes and staggers alot. We have sprayed it with flea spray to treat it for fleas and wondering if the spray has affected her. I have checked for ticks on her back bone, but have found nothing. I treated her sibling puppy the same way but it does not stagger around like her. Can you please help me?

  • What do I do if my dog ate paintballs?

    not sure how many paint balls my dog ate She weighs 30 pounds

  • My dog has been going in anxious circles biting at her butt

    rectal bleeding i have a 3 year old boston terrier. She has recently been going in anxious circles biting at her butt. Also she has a little bit of rectal bleeding when she has a bowel movement. i need to know the possible causes of this. thanks so much. Erin

  • My cat has patches of hair missing, and it smells bad

    Hello. My cat is an indoor cat, never been outside. Periodically, she has patches of hair missing, and it smells bad. This has been going on for a whi Hello. My cat is an indoor cat, never been outside. Periodically, she has patches of hair missing, and it smells bad. This has been going on for a while now, but before her skin looked fine, and now I noticed it has dark red dots where the hair is missing. ...

  • Are tomatoes toxic to dogs

    my dog likes to pick cherry tomatoes and eat them

  • My 6yr old Bernese Mountain Dog has been sick for a month

    What is the problem with my dog? My 6 years Bernese Mountain Dog is sick for nearly one month. First, he stopped eating and had fever. The first vet we saw told us he had liver infection, following a blood test. He was given antibiotics and medicine for the liver. Then, after a week, he could not get up. The second vet we saw, gave other antibiotics and injection of vitamins. Now he eats again and tries to get up, but his front limbs won't carry him. Please help us. We live in Mauritius and don't have all the new technologies to heal our dog. Thanking you beforehand. MGPGD

  • Constant licking and biting with my 10 year old cat

    10 year old cat who is constantly licking herself from belly to her back legs. She's and indoor cat with no flees. She's done this on and off her entire life but it's recently gotten worse, doing more damage to herself. She's gotten to the point of open cuts and is making them worse everyday. She rips the fur out and I'm worried about infections. We lost our boxer (her best friend) and got a new puppy. She antagonizes the pup and he chases her. She doesn't seem stressed by him.

  • My 16yr. old dog has a dislocated hip, cataracts in both eyes.

    treat or admit defeat? My 16 yr. old poodle has a dislocated hip. He has cataracts in both eyes, is incontinent and sleeps most of the time even before this happened. Is it worth trying to fix this or would it be more humane to have him put down?

  • My female dog is having problems with her hind legs.

    female dobermann hind leg problems my female dobermann is 8 years old and she is having problems with her hind legs. she can hardly move them. when she tries to get on the couch or try to go down stairs she will fall if you do not help her. the vet had her on NOVOX 75 mg and she seemed to get even worse. like she would lose her faculties. so we stopped giving it to her and she is getting a little better. her blood work checked out all good with the exception of her tyroid was low ( he put her on meds for that also ) but what is going on with the hind legs?

  • My kitten has stopped eating the food that she ususlly eats

    My kitten has stopped eating the food she has been eating for the past 3 months! Why? When we're at my mom's house she tries to eat the adult food her cat eats, but when I bought that food and fed her back home again she's not eating it! If I give her some wet food she eats it though. What's going on with her? My vet said just leave her food there she'll eat it, but she isn't and I'm concerned. I've never had a cat before this so is this a cat behavior?? What do I do?

  • Can ivamectin for dogs be purchased on line

    I have a 3 year old collie that has demodex mange. He has had the dna test that confirms he can take ivamectin which he has been on for 2 years. My vet wants to see him every outbreak which gets expensive. Can it be purchased online and what dose would he need. He weighs about 60 lbs. Thanks, Chris

  • My pitbull dog which was diagnosed with heart worms

    please help me i love my dog i have a four year old pitbull named nina which was diagnosed with heart worms on 5-11-10. i started interceptor due to the vets advice. and had no problems till 6-23-10 when she started coughing up blood and became lethargic like. i took her back to the vet and he gave her a celestone, and dexamethasone shot, put her on antibiotics and temaril p. she returned to her normal self, except for a few rare coughs until today when i noticed some blood on her mouth. what should i do?

  • My female dog has some recurrent skin infections

    My 10 year old spayed female bichon Other than some recurrent skin infections, our dog exhibits no obvious symptoms. She had a bad reaction to K9 Advantix about two months ago; could that have anything to do with this problem? Are there any other possible causes of Stud Tale? Thank you. Burt

  • Can I use bactine on my dog for his itch

    My dog is very itch and has scratched all of his fur of of his hind legs. The dog does not have any fleas

  • My dog suddenly stopped eating her food and treats

    she is nine and otherwise active as stated above she will not eat

  • My dog is shaking and panting and cant lay down

    My dog is 10 yrs old and he is shaking and panting a lot. He runs around the house and doesnt know where to lay down it last 1hr or 3 hrs depending on the day then once he comes out of it he fine for few days then it starts all over again what can cause these symptoms?

  • My 2yr old boxer dog was just diagnosed with CHF

    CHF & Neutering for a 2YR Boxer ? My 2yr old boxer was just diagnosed with CHF, would getting him Neutered help at all with the STRESS on his heart ? Please let me know, Thank You , Louis

  • What could cause small bumps around the dog's vaginal area?

    What could cause small bumps around the outside of a dog's vaginal area? I have a red-bone coonhound/bassett hound mix. She is roughly 9 months old. I have noticed that she has a couple of small bumps around the outside of her vaginal area. They are pinkinsh (same as her surrounding skin) in color. They kind of look like a pimple that is not ready to be popped. To me, they do not not favor a wart because they do not have a rough texture. They do not seem to bother her; I never see her messing with them. Is this something that would need immediate attention? Also, I ha

  • New puppy, are these symptoms of Colitis.

    Hello, about 3 weeks ago I got a new puppy (Boston Terrier). Ever since I got her she has had diarrhea. At first I thought it was being caused by the stress of a new home, along with the fact that she got a parvo vaccination the same day I got her. It hasn't cleared up yet and I am starting to get worried. She shows no signs of pain or discomfort and is as playful as ever. She strains as she defecates, and sometimes there is fresh red blood in her stool. Can this be Colitis?

  • Is my dog pregnant or is she in heat?

    is my dog pregnant or is she on heat? she will not let my male dog mount her but she tries to mount him. they also keep biting each other on the neck my twelve month old female chihuahua's genital region is swollen and dark.(i first noticed this 2 weeks ago, however it could have been like this longer) There is no vaginal bleeding. her nipples are also enlarged and are getting bigger quite fast. I am not sure if she has ever been on heat before, however she has been alone with my male undesexed dog before. she is licking her genital region quite a lot and is wanting my male dog to also. She has also turned of her food. please help me

  • Three year old black lab dog who has a bad skin condition

    Can you help confirm my dogs condition I live in Spain and am looking after an abandoned 3 year old black lab who has a bad skin condition. She has been seeing a vet for around 8 weeks now and has been diagnosed with a fungal infection. She has been treated with antibiotics, antifungal shampoo, vitamins and is on a tablet called ketoconazol ratiopharm 200mg. She has very dry flaky skin, hair loss, bald lumps on joints, smells awful and is very under weight but eats and drinks extremely well.

  • Our dog is undergoing Chemo, anyway to stimulate her apetite

    Our dog is undergoing Chemo for Lymphoma. Some of the treatments really affect her appetite. Is there anyway to stimulate her appetite? What's the best way to keep the weight of a dog undergoing chemo from falling? We are trying our best to get her to eat but sometime after her treatment she just won't eat. She's dropped from 70lbs to 58 lbs.

  • Severe hip displaysia with incontinence with my 6 year old dog

    I have a 90lb 6 year old mixed bread (spayed)dog that has had severe hip displaysia since she was two. She recently developed the incontinence issue after having a really bad UTI. She can't squat all the way down to urinate so she constantly has urine on her hind quarters. She is on Proin and a glucosomine supplement for dogs. Is there anything else we can do to help her? She is still in pain and I can't seem wash the urine odor off of her.

  • Our dog Mocha may be getting invasive surgery without cause

    Mocha Is 9 now and has healthy life. We have noticed a small increase water, and food intake, he pants and a little more than usual he sneaks out of bed to lay on the wood floor by the window. We brought him to the vet the other night because he looked distressed and the vet did a xray, said heart was large maybe heart disease, blood came back with liver not being 100%. Ultrasound=no cushing.they want to do liver biopsy now but no symptoms of liver disease are there.I dont have faith in this dr

  • Can tetracycline cause heart problems in a dog

    Can tetracycline in a large amount cause heart problems in an miniature pinscher? My 10 year old min. pin was staying with my parents while we were on vacation. They put tetracycline in the water for their chickens and my min. pin drank most of the water. He vomited and was very uneasy overnight then better the next day. He now has developed a heart problem and is on Enelapril, Lasix and Vetmedin. Can the heart problem have been caused by ingesting the tetracycline? Also, with his diagnosis of heart problems, how long can I expect him to live? Thank you so much for an

  • How can I test to see if dogs have better light or dark vision

    I need help for my science fair project, how can I test to see if dogs have better light or dark vision? Hi! I am an 8th grader doing a science fair project about dogs. Our focus question is "Is the lack of color perception in dogs compensated by better light/dark vision?" Can you tell us a way to test for that?

  • Wht is causing sores on my dog?

    He has scabs on his hind end and over his eye and now a raw sore under his neck. What could cause this?

  • My dog sneezed and blood came out onto the pillow.

    the first 2 drops were fresh blood and the rest seemed to be watered down.Since then he has had about 6 drops on his pillow. He has had 3 lumps this year on his body too. 1st was cancerous and removed, 2nd a fatty lump and 3rd removed as wasnt cancerous yet but would have turned that way if left. He has been licking his legs a lot the past few days too. Is this all related maybe? If not what should I do? I am starting to feel a pain at my local vets as we seem to have been there loads this year!

  • When a dog is neutered, can they breed

    when a dog is neutered if they get tied to a female dog can they breed her I have a little chorkie and she came in heat earlier than expected I also have a little chawinnie that has been neutered The were in the back yard and i looked out and they were tied together can he breed her after he has been neutered

  • What would cause my dog's skin to turn bright red all over?

    Last night, our six-year old dog, Toby, was extremely lethargic and his skin (belly, inside of ears, gums, etc.) was a deep red, almost purple color. No rash or signs of itchiness. He didn't eat all day, but drank his water bowl dry. He also vomited once. I took him to the vet and they're not entirely sure what it is - possibly vasculitis. Any ideas or possible causes for this reaction? Thanks!

  • Cracked and splitting nails with my dog how to fix it?

    I have a one and a half year old half jack russell and half cocker spaniel and I usually try to keep his nails clipped. He eats Purina puppy chow and is about to start the transformation to purina dog chow. Lately I have noticed that his nails seem to be splitting and cracking along the sides. How do i fix it?

  • My dog is going into heat already after 2 months after giving birth

    my pomeranian had a litter of puppies about 7 months ago. she had her first heat cycle since giving birth about 2 months ago. Now she seems to be going into heat again already! why would she be going into heat already again? Is there something wrong? we have a male pom. too (her mate). its very easy to tell when she is in heat because she is all over him to the point of scaring him a little.

  • Is Revolution the best choice for dog mange?

    I have used Heartguard Plus and K9 Advantix to protect my dog but recently I was told that my dog have mange and change the medication to Revolution. The vet recommend to use it every 2 weeks. Is Revolution is effective for mange rather than the combination of Heartguard plus and Advantix Also it is not too strong to give every 2 weeks?

  • Is paprika okay to use on soil to avoid dogs in plants

    i heard using paprika is okay to use on soil to avoid dogs in plants dog is digging using paprika safe

  • My dog has discolorization with his stool

    14 year old dachaund feces had a coating of mucus looked very similar to the intestine wrapping on sausage. is this a dangerous problem for the dog. 2nd time i have noticed this, the 1st time the area was green

  • My dog that just got spayed, she is eating less and less

    They also drew blood. So my question is once she takes pills prescribed will she start eating on her own cause is been 4days n she's still not eating. I have a 7 year old female shihtzu that just got spayed and about a week and a half later I started to notice she kept eating less and less and I also notice her stool getting more and more watery and she stop eating all together and getting real skinny and was still drinking lots of water and started urinating in my carpet then I notice blood in her stool and I got worried so I took her to a vet 2 weeks after she got spayed and they put an iv on her keep her 2 days and told me she has addisons

  • Why does my dog yelp when he eats?

    We have a 2 yr old lab and for the past few days when he is eating he will stop walk in circles and yelp, all the while hanging his head.Also he seems to be losing weight and he is not as active as he was before. Thanks for your help

  • Why is my cats urine dark?

    I have 4 cats, male & female, all spayed & neutered. One of them has taken to urinating on the couch. Not spraying, but right in the middle of a cushion. The urine was very dark, like a dark orange color. Any ideas of what could be cause this ?

  • My great dane dog has lost her crazy appetite

    great dane with blood in regular stool, but no vomiting My 1.5 y/o great dane have lost her crazy appetite. She always had sensitive stomach. She now has bright streaks of blood in her stool, however she has no vomiting or loose stool. She has been treated for stress induced collitis but the blood came back as soon as the meds finished. she started refusing food now, which she never did before. Her labs and samples r fine. The vet can't figure out what it is if its not collitis. She doesn't even eat the half of her food.and really worrying me. Pls h

  • The cat has inflamed throat and is very congested

    kitten who was said to have Rhino I rescued a very abused 4 month old kitten, he was starved and dehydrated, he had a labored breathing problem, so I took him to the vet, the first vet gave him amoxy, i decided to get a second opinion, and that vet said he had Rhino, so there fore I started doing research, The kitten has inflamed throat and is very congested, but he doesnt have runny nose, or watery eyes, he eats like a little pig, and plays like there is no tomorrow, do you think this could be something else?

  • My dog got into a raw cookie dough (chocolate chip)

    My cockapoo just got into my husband's raw cookie dough (chocolate chip). How concerned should I be? She seems fine now.

  • My dog has some discoloration on her fur on her back

    Is it mange, or something else? I have a female Beagle, roughly 3 years old. Just recently I noticed some discoloration on her fur on her back near her hind quarters. When I looked closer I realized it was dried blood, and that quite a large patch of her fur was thinning. I also found dried blood on her stomach, and the skin there was red and irritated. She has been scratching quite persistently to the point of making herself bleed. I first assumed it was fleas, so I gave her a bath and treated her with Advantage. It calmed somewhat, but the itching persisted as the days went by. Now she has a few scraps on her legs, not scabs, but small scraps caused by her claws, and a small bald spot near the original thinning hair. And I've been noticing a stronger odour than normal (not the rotting flesh that they claim is associated with Mange, more like she's been outdoors for hours) but it's almost cloying at times. After searching the internet, I realize this has all the signs of mange, but a part of me remains sceptical (and hopeful) that it really isn't. The reason being, that I also have 6 other cats and a dog and none of them are displaying any of these symptoms. My mother claims that it could be allergies causing this, and dry skin. It seems that the problems started after I put a flea collar on her. Is it possible she had an allergic reaction to this? Will allergic reactions cause these symptoms? Is there any way to really tell the difference? I would take her to a vet, but unfortunately money is tight, so it's really not an option. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

  • My dog was spayed she is oozing liquid

    is oozing from spay site normal my dog was spayed she is oozing a liquid from the site where her stitches are is that normal. or is there cause for concern.

  • Is it safe to feed oranges in small quantities to dogs?

    Is it safe to feed oranges in small quantities to dogs? I was thinking about putting some in a batch of homemade dog biscuits. I make biscuits at home for my dog and wanted to know if its ok to add some oranges to the dough for flavoring. i.e. one orange in a batch of 40-50 medium biscuits. I know they are acidic but wanted to know if a small quantity would do any harm.

  • My dog got pregnant a month ago when will she have puppies

    My dog got pregnant a month ago when will she have puppies When do we take puppies to vet

  • Can yorkshire terrier dog see much??? in color??

    can yourkshire terriers see much in color???

  • My cat got spayed and is now blind

    My cat Muppet got spayed on Monday and after the surgery she was acting a little weird but we chalked it up to the drugs used. Come Tuesday morning she could not walk on the tile floor and when put on the carpet flooring she kept walking into things and falling over. We took her to the vet tuesday morning and the vet informed us Tuesday afternoon that Muppet is now blind and then this morning she had a seizure. Could the anesthesia have caused this?

  • Can puppies be tested for cushings like adult dogs

    Cushing's Prognosis Dr. Richards Is Cushing's hereditary? I agree with your view of medicinal treatment of Cushing's as a means of enhancing the pet's lifestyle, rather than as a cure. Our beloved Scottie, Rascal, was diagnosed with Cushing's 3 years ago at age 7, and has received excellent veterinary care and been under good control for much of that time. Keith Gray

  • We have a terrier breed dog who has a skin condition.

    The condition causes EXCESSIVE itching, her hair gets an odd odor when we itch for her, and the hair area gets moist and warm. She gets pus pockets and the area affected is the side of her legs, her lower back and the base of her tail. I have taken her to our local vets who are unable to diagnose and treat her. She has been given Temaril-P to treat the condition, which helps with the itching, but not the other symptoms. Do you have any idea what this could be and what medication she needs?

  • My dog has ecoli can we catch it from her

    my dog has ecoli can we catch it from her and can my other dog catch it from her about ecoli what causes it in pets and is catching

  • My cat ate some grape vines now he has been getting sick

    My cat was eating grape vines a couple of times now he has been getting sick, just liquid what can I do & will it have a longtime affect???? Is there any thing I can do to help him. Does this have an affect on his liver.

  • How long after a dose of prednisone can u give your dog an aspirin?

    I have an 8 yr old miniature wired dachshund that weighs three pounds. She recently was diagnosed with knee displasia and was put on prednisone. She is given 5mg twice a day & I was told I could give her aspirin as well. During my research, I have seen articles stating not to mix these too drugs. She is extremely small & I need to be very careful! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  • My adult pomerarian dog has a wound on her back for 7 months

    my adult female pomerarian had a big bump on her back filled with pus which we got it removed from the vet,.the vet removed the pus by slightly slitting the skin and cleaned the area and did not stitch the slit part.he said that he would give antibiotic tablets for the wound to dry up.after 10days of givin her those tablets,the wound did dry but my dog keeps scratching there till it bleeds and its been 7 months after that and her wound is still not dry.even after repeated visits to the vet

  • My cat has small specks of bright red throughout her stool.

    My cat has small specks of bright red throughout her stool. She is still eating and drinking normally, and seems to have no other symptoms. Originally the stool was rather hard, so we started her on an over-the-counter laxative. The stool has softened, but there is still a small amount of blood (although less than before).

  • LIke to know if my 6 months old puppy is coming into season

    my bitch is of her food bled for 3 days urinating alot no swollen vulva is she in heat would like to know if my 6 months puppy is coming into season

  • My dog has this black lining under her nose and around her mouth

    My dog is around 14 yrs old and has the black lining under her nose and around her mouth but lately it is losing its color and turning pink mainly under her nose, is there something wrong or is this normal?

  • Worried about viral shedding after vaccination with my dog

    I have read that dogs shed parvo virus after they are vaccinated. My 4 year old dog got her parvo vaccine 4 days ago. Is it safe for her to visit with my friends 14 week old puppy, who has his shots at 8 and 12 weeks. I am worried about viral shedding from my dog from her vaccination, and if the puppy can get parvo this way, even though he has his shots. Can it be transmitted if they are just playing and I make sure my dog doesn't poop there? Thank You

  • My dog has runny nose with blood what can i give him

    started today has had mucus for a day

  • My dog Billy has been suffering from liquid diarrhea

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  • Our cat wants to eat constantly, is losing weight continually

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  • I have several bichon rescue dogs with hot spots. How do I treat it?

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  • What could have caused a liver failure with my dog

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  • My Australian Shepherd dog has dental problems

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  • My black lab dog has bowed hind legs

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  • Is my rescue dog spayed?

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  • Can a blood test dectect if a cat has diabetes?

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  • What are the causes of blood in stool and vomit? What's wrong with my puppy?

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  • My dog has a Heart, Kidney problem with seizures

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  • I have a 4 year old cat with constant nail bed infections

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  • Concern on using topical flea control for a child's service dog

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  • Is there a chance my dog is pregnant or is it a false pregnancy?

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  • How many puppies can a dog have

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  • My dog was diagnosed with Anterior Cruciate Ligament rupture

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  • Our cat woke up this morning with slight, is this the end

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  • My dog has liver problem with phenobarbital

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  • Possible Sarcoma cells in aspiration with my dog

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  • Can Adequan cause bleeding tendencies with my dog

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  • Does my kitten have an infected nail?

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  • My dogs rear left leg gave way and unable to walk

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  • My kitten may have a infected paw??

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  • My 14 week old puppy is sick please help

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  • My cocker spaniel may have a fungus from playing in the snow.

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  • My dog is swollen, including his genital area

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  • My dog has age wart on top of his back right foot

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  • My three year old cat is walking off balanced

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  • Why is my 9 week old puppy limping?

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  • Do boxers have a problem with kidney failure as young dogs?

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  • My pug has only one eye do I need to take him to the vet?

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  • Dog with Panceatitis taking enrofloxacin. Can i give aspirin?

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  • Why is my 10 year old cat vomiting bright yellow bile?

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  • Dog dry skin question. Why does my Chihuahua have itchy skin?

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  • My dog hasn't eaten all day, what should I do?

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  • My dog is 17 years old has become intolerant of walking

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  • Dog's right hind leg is sore. She's 4 and need advice

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  • Side effects of steroids injections for a 10yrs old male cat

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  • 14 year old mixed dog with coughing and incontinence

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  • Red spots on my dog's behind

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  • Water leaking in the hind leg of my dog

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  • Drontal plus and Albon, and a puking dog. What can I do?

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  • My dog's toenails that separated between the nail and quick

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  • Is something horribly wrong with my kitten sneezing?

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  • Why is my puppy shaking?

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  • Persian cat having problem with back legs

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  • Is it safe to give two rabies shots to my dog?

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  • Did my dog have a stroke?

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  • Bad breath in dogs

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  • Pet vaccination shots for a Savannah kitten?

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  • Dog has two small lumps

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  • Can I give calcium carbonate to my dog?

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  • Dog has a bump on his side by rib cage, hard, feels no pain. what can it be?

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  • My dog has a very swollen hip and foot

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  • Is this an autoimmune disease or possible cancer with my dog

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  • Home treatment for dog with cyst, cannot afford surgery now

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  • How quickly do snake bites adversely affect small dogs?

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  • Curious pup has open sores on his nose

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  • How to stop my dog from eating cicadas

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  • Dog's fur has change after being spayed

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  • Can Prednisone side effects bring on pain for DM

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  • Is this treatable?/regarding private parts

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  • Cat w/collapsed trachea and enlarged air sac

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  • cat with the emphysema/breathing problems

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  • Does my dog have a cancerous tumor?

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  • My dog has bumps on her back. What are they and how should I treat them?

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  • How is the dose of radioiodine therapy calculated?

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  • lump on dog neck/cysts

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  • how many 5mg diazepam tablets should i give my dog

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  • my dogs displays symptoms of cyst and warts on the body

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  • My puppy ate my high blood pressure medication

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  • Alternative treatment for canine with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia instead of prednisone?

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  • Cat mucus in diarrhea?

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  • My cat is not eating or sleeping well. What can I do?

    My cat hasn't been eating or drinking water and the only place he will lay down is in the litter box, should I be concerned? He threw up a night ago and I just want to make sure it's nothing serious. He will be 2 years old in December. I'll take him to bed with me and when I wake up he is back to sleeping in his litter box. Please help I don't know what to do. Thank you.

  • Stray dogs and mange. Contagious?

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  • What can I do for dog allergies?

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  • How do I treat canine hypothyroidism?

    My beagle, Chloe, was diagnosed with an under active thyroid. The vet said it was borderline low. I would like to take a more natural, holistic approach to treating this. I would like to start making her food myself. Any suggestions on what supplements to add?

  • Puppy lethargic, no worms, no diarrhea

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  • What can I do for my dog with bloody diarrhea?

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  • Cat throwing up undigested food. How to make it stop?

    I have a 7 year old Siamese cat. We've had him about 3 years now, we adopted him from a family friend who had developed asthma. He has done this since we got him, it is not very frequent, but we seem to be cleaning up undigested food. It usually happens after he eats, but it isn't every time. It can happen two days in a row or happen twice a month. We never have drawn much concern to it due to the infrequence of it. However we would like to know what would we should do to help the issue.

  • Dog vomiting and body uneasy

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  • How do I apply Lyme treatment lyme dip?

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  • Dog has eye discharge after killing a snake, could this be serious?

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  • Does giving an unaltered dog more exercise help his penis stay in?

    Considering a 22 month Eng bulldog, unaltered. When inquiring about health, breeder said "He only has one issue. When he was born he was the runt. He ended up on the bottom most of the time, & other puppies laid on him some. He became lazy and wouldn't keep his penis in. Took him to vet. They decided to help him & tighten the skin around it. He's still lazy & won't get exercise so it sticks out about a half to an inch. Vet said if he got more exercise he would keep it in. Can this be accurate??

  • Dog licked Amitraz dip concentrate, what to do?

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  • Maximum calorie iams for a cat with megacolon/constipation issues?

    My cat has megacolon and doesn't each much and is thin. What do you think of a food like Iams maximum calorie? I think it would be good since he doesn't each much and it would be less chance of constipation with less food and more nutrients, right? I just want to make sure the higher fat or whatever else is in it doesn't make the megacolon/constipation worse. He is one that gets worse with more fiber, by the way.

  • Why does my cat have weird shaped pupils? One of my kitten's eyes has a triangle shaped pupil and the other looks more like a square. What could be wrong with his eyes?

  • Transferred infectious feline disease to older cat causing bloody stool?

    We have noticed over the past few day that our two year old cat has bloody lines running through his stool. We have adopted a kitten over the past few weeks who has not seen a vet yet. My older cat is up to date on all his shots. Could the older cat have caught something from the new kitten that would cause the bloody stools?

  • Temorary state of cat paralysis in kitten?

    My mom found 5 stray kittens that were only a couple days old and are now approx. 5 weeks. She has been caring for them and they all seem to be in normal health except one. He goes into a state of paralysis and can't be waken. During this time he purrs when he is petted and will even eat from a bottle. Eventually he wakes up and goes back to running, playing, etc. What could be the cause of this?

  • A few dog stitches bitten off

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  • Dog behavior change: ears pointed back, stays in bed, walks slowly, no appetite and yellow vomit

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  • Found a stray with diarrhea. What should I do?

    I found a kitten that hasn't eaten in awhile. I gave it hard kitten food with some milk mixed in. When I first found her the stool was fine, but now it is very runny. What do you think? Thanks I really don't have money but I didn't want it to starve.

  • What do we do if our cat's eye seems irritated?

    He doesn't seem to want to open his eye all the way. He doesn't mess with it and he is still active and doesn't cry when you touch around the eye.

  • What can I give my dog for nausea and vomiting?

    My dog ate something outside that caused her to vomit several times. Now she is lethargic but no longer vomiting.

  • My kitten's eye is swollen. What should I do?

    My kitten's eye just became swollen and red and I cannot go to a vet right away; is this dangerous. Should I be really worried? If I give her antibiotics will this help? Can I give this a few days or is this an emergency?

  • Kitten vaccination for Bordetella not done as liquid via the nose?

    Is there a vaccination for Bordetella that is not done as a liquid via the nose? I raise Persian kittens and after getting this vaccination my kittens often develop a cold and end up on antibiotics. I am told I must give this vaccination to be able to sell the kittens and get a health certificate but I am worried it is making the kittens sick too often.

  • Is a bottle of pet-eze calming support pills by 21-century toxic to dogs?

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  • How do I add muscle on my dog?

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  • Safe flea treatment for kittens?

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  • Rash on dog's belly, like acne?

    My 4-year-old Coton DeTulear has a rash that comes and goes on his belly which started awhile ago. Some days it looks like it's clearing up, other days it's back. Nothing has changed with his shampoo or food. It looks like acne, small puss-filled bumps, some redness around them, they sometimes crust over, yellowish. He doesn't excessively itch the area but will sometimes lick it. Does this sound like some sort of mites? (although it doesn't seem to excessively itch). Any other ideas? Thank you!

  • Is zyrtec okay to give dogs?

    My dog has horrible allergies. She is a mix of golden retreiver and cocker spaniel. Her allergies are so bad and benadryl no longer works. She sits up and scratches all day. Along with allergies she has cushings disease. I was wondering would it be safe to give her zyrtec. she is approximately 50 lbs.

  • Can Clomipramine Hydrochloride also be used for Cushing's disease?

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  • Is one Hall's cough drop toxic to dogs?

    My 16 pound dog just ate one Hall's mentholyptus cough drop. Is there any reason for concern? He is a 5 year old, male/neuter, cavalier king charles spaniel.

  • Small breed dog doesnt eat, loose and smelly bowel movements

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  • Painful dog penis with 2 hard swellings on the side

    I have a two-year old Alaskan Malamute. He has pain in his penis. Symptoms are him crying for a while, licks his penis and goes on crying. The penis at such time looks sore and does not slip back easily. I don't know if it is normal but there are two hard swellings on either side of his penis. He has not been neutered yet. He sleeps indoors and is let out early morning (without fail). Up until now, I have thought that he is well trained but perhaps he has been holding in. Please advise.

  • Dog with bumps that look like bubbles on face and inner leg

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  • Nasal allergies in cat - treatment options

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  • Cat has black-gray lumps embedded under the skin in his ears- what are they?

    He is about 13 years old, and otherwise relatively healthy. We clean out his ears, but the lumps are still very prominent. There are so many a quick glance makes it look like his ears are almost black (he is an orange cat). I can't find anything online similar to this problem, and over the phone the vet suggested that it might be blackheads. But nowhere else is there an example of blackheads inside the cat's ears. What are these? And how do we treat them?

  • Why is Terramycin's direction for dogs different for cats?

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  • Dog sneezing with discharge from eye

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  • How long does it take for a dislocated dog hip and leg to heal?

    A couple of weeks ago my dog was hit by a truck. The vet had to pop her leg back in its socket. Said she had dislocated it. She was at the vet's for 10 days and was released last Thursday. She's a 2-3 year old Yellow Lab/Pit Bull mix. I'm wondering how long it will be before she can walk on her own again. She needs help getting up and can walk with only a slight wobble once she's up. When she first got home, she was dragging that leg but now is stepping and using it almost normal. Just an estimate in how long it will be. Thanks!

  • Puppy trying to hump my arm, normal?

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  • Quality of life for dog with severe congestive heart failure

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  • Kitten constipated after deworming?

    My kitten was dewormed about four or five days ago (for the first time), and probably had worms prior to deworming, and now I think he's constipated. He pooped a large soft stool yesterday and a small one last night but has not gone at all today, even though he's been extremely hungry and we've given him a good amount of food. His belly is really swollen and I'm nervous that he's constipated. I'm also unsure as to whether I should allow him around my other cats if he had worms, or is that okay once he has been dewormed?

  • Dog poops in his crate despite going outside

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  • Dog eats grass, should I be worried?

    My dog has been eating quite a bit of grass for about a week now, her personality is still okay, and she eats her food as normal and drinks plenty of water. The stools have been filled with grass and she throws it up every once in a while. She also sounds like she is hacking up a fur ball sometimes. Should I be worried?

  • Golden retriever health: what is the cause of weakened hind quarters?

    We have a 7-year old golden-retriever who has become very weak in his hind end. He is on phenobarbitol and potassium bromide for cluster seizures. He has skin allergies for which he takes Claritan or Benadryl. Weakness started gradually with shaking in his hind legs about 3 weeks ago. Vet ran blood tests showing reduced liver and thyroid functions and an elevated Chloride count. X-rays normal. He is now on Soloxine. No change. What could be causing his near-paralysis in his hind legs?

  • Is palm tree bark toxic to dogs?

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  • Can my dog contract feline aids from my cat?

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  • Fixed dog bleeding from vagina

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  • Cat licking and biting base of tail until it's bleeding

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  • Cat medicine that sounds like "buponet" for pain?

    My cat got prescribed, buponet. Am I spelling that right because I cant not find it any were and it worked great.The medication was used for pain do to what we think is cancer. I threw out the bottle and my vet is so expensive just to tell me what I already know, that my cat is in pain. Are you aware of this medication?

  • Will muscle tone in dog's rectum return?

    My dog was hit by a car, now has no rectal muscal tone. Will it return? His left pelvis was fractured, a lot of swelling and bruising. I know this is something that he has to have, but I do not want to give up on him to soon.

  • Does my dog have kennel cough or reverse sneezing?

    My dog a 1 year old pitbull female has been snorting a lot lately. Instead of snorting by blowing out like most do she is breathing in. Does she have kennel cough or is she reverse sneezing? Or is something else going on with her?

  • Treatment for bleeding dog paw pads after a hike?

    The underside of our dogs paws were rubbed raw while we were on a hike, how should we treat this? His paws are bleeding a little.

  • Can a dog give another dog a cold?

    My lab has a cough, not kennel cough. The vet said give him kids cough syrup now my beagle has a cough too. Could he have given it to her?

  • Cause of cat vomiting, fur loss, weight loss, blood in vomit and weakness?

    I have a 7 year old female cat. I have recently moved and she has now started vomiting her food, some digested some undigested. She has had severe weight loss and fur loss on her stomach and hind legs. She now shows additional signs of weakness and blood in her vomit, the blood is usually at the end of her vomit. The cat food is kept in the laundry room beside of the litter boxes. There is also air fresheners located in the laundry room and throughout the whole house (I currently am living with a relative and have complained numerously about moving the food & water out of the laundry room because of the chemicals from the detergents and dust from the litter boxes with no luck). Please advise.

  • Why has a lump grown in after my dog was neutered?

    What does it mean if my dog has been neutered and something has grown back? Something is growing in my dog's scrotum but he has been neutered. The growth looks like two testicles; one is bigger and the other is a little smaller. What is this thing in my dog?

  • Can my six-year-old beagle recover after severe kick to the back?

    My six-year beagle was kicked in the back by a donkey; she was still able to walk after. I took her to a local vet and she showed no broken bones but was given a prescription of pain killers. After the day progressed she was unable to walk but capable of wagging her tail. She could pull her back legs under her, seemed to stand on one leg but not the other. On day 2 she was unable to move her backside. On day 3 she was not walking and the vet found that the last vertebrae was broken and swelling. He wants to put her to sleep; are there other options?

  • 8 week old puppy with vaginal discharge

    Today my puppy started having vaginal discharge, she is a bit down, and when she walks she kind of curbs up her back like a cat. What could be the problem? Anything that you can advice me, I will greatly appreciate it.

  • Normal for a cat who had bladder stones removed 24 hours ago not to eat?

    My 10 yo male started vomiting three days ago and was found to have bladder stones. My vet removed them yesterday and seems concerned that he hasn't eaten. Wouldn't he still be groggy from anesthesia and pain meds? They gave him three tube feedings because he wouldn't eat on his own.

  • Cerebellar hypoplasia in dog, but maybe not?

    We adopted a kitten at 5 weeks old who was found alone in the woods abandoned. He was pretty active for a kitten but did show some lack of coordination and had a bit of a bobblehead. During our vacation, he was being watched by my mom and when we returned he was not the same kitten. He was now very inactive and could not walk straight. It looked as though he could not keep his back legs up and he walked sideways falling down all the time. His purring also had diminished.My kitten is losing weight and it was previously thought he had cerebellar hypoplasia but now the vet is not so certain...

  • Signs of kidney failure in dogs from poisioning?

    My dog has vomited three times in 48 hours. Could she be poisoned and what are signs of kidney failure??

  • Can puppy knee ligaments heal and tighten on their own?

    My 8 mo old pom was diagnosed w dislocated knee cap, symptoms are he hops on 3 legs but not all the time. The pom fell off the couch immediately preceeding his hopping. Until that fall he never hopped this way. The vet is recommending surgery immediately. My question is whether Carte Fox could have ruptured his ligaments holding the cap in place and can that heal on its own therefore fixing the popping knee?

  • Dog vomiting blood after liquidy water

    Dog vomiting bright red blood after throwing up liquidy water.

  • Male dog having hard time getting penetration for breeding

    I am trying to breed my bitch and the stud is having a hard time getting penetration. Help

  • Photodynamic Therapy on Cats - correct dosage?

    My cat has SCC on her nose. It has not gone through the dermis. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. My dermatologist, in conjunction with my vet, is going to perform PDT on her nose. I need to find out the quantity of chemical to be injected and the amount of time that can be used on a cat. PDT is not used on animals in SA yet.

  • My 8 week old puppy has diarrhea, is this parasite related?

    Hello. I have an 8 week old Beagle & up until this morning, his stools have all been normal. However, this morning my sweet boy had a bought of diarrhea & at one point, only had tinges of mucus coming from his rectum. My daughter spilled her ice cream last night & he got a few tastes in before I could clean it all up. Could the diarrhea be from that or something worse like parasites? I am very worried!

  • Cat with IBS: ok to feed small amounts of food to prevent vomiting?

    My 6 yr old cat was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pancreatitis, skin infection, and allergies back in May. Since then, she has been treated for everything (6 meds or more) and is now on claritin and pepcid daily. She is def. doing better; however, for years, she has had an issue with throwing up mins after eating. While on prednisone for the probs prev. mentioned, this stopped. Now off prednisone, it has returned. Is it okay to make a lifestyle out of feeding your cat small amounts of food to prevent vomiting?

  • Is Mr. Clean toxic to dogs?

    We think that our dog may have licked mr. clean with water. Lots of licking, panting heavy, restless

  • Dog skin infection contagious?

    Should I let my dog go outside with her skin infection condition can she play with my other dog? Is it contagious? I took my dog to get a haircut and the groomer told me she had a skin infection.So, i took her to the vet asap. The vet told me he needed to run some test to know if it is fungus or another infection starting with a M. Unfortunately, I only had enough for the medication and shots. The medication is to stop her from biting and licking but it's been a day with that medication and she does not stop. If the wound does not go away when should i take her to the vet for the test? Is it bad if she bleeds?

  • Effectiveness of dog seizure medication and quality of life?

    My Miniature Dachshund, 5 YRS OLD, takes medication daily for thyroid and weekly for Cushings. Now, she is beginning to have mild seizures. I trust my vet who stated we need to watch her to see if the seizures get worse stated that the tumor is probably growing causing the seizures. However, I want your expertise on the effectiveness of seizure medication-will she have quality of life if the medication works and will her life be cut short with having seizures. I love her very much. Connie

  • Skin growth on dog testicle

    My dog has had a piece of skin growing on his testicle for about 8 months. Today it has grown to the size of a grape and looks kind of like its scratched open. no blood or puss coming out and it is soft and not hard. He's 13 years old, a little overweight but in great general health. thank you

  • Treating malassezia dermatitis on my dog over-the-counter?

    My dog has malaessezia and was wondering if any over the counter products are available to help him.

  • Medicine to help with dog gas cramps?

    My dog is very "delicate" when it comes to her digestion, and I think she can battle sever gas cramps at times. (just guessing based on her freaking out and trying to run away from her hind end as she's "popping" them off) She also has a prelim diagnosis of a possibility of IBD. Would it be safe to give her Tums, or something that can help with the gas? We just lost 4+ hours of sleep two nights ago because it was so intense. (scary, almost landed us in Emerg Vet) She's fine now, but...

  • Chronic dog ear problems

    My vet recommended TECA ($3000 for a 9-year-old dog) for my immune challenged Cocker. He has had problems with episcleritis and very low platelette count. These have been successfully treated with prednisone. When we stopped the pred, he developed ear problems. I would rather treat with medication, diet and regular cleaning. He currently has one ruptured ear drum. What are you thoughts?

  • Dog ear infection: during treatment should ears be clean and dry?

    I've been giving my dog baytril Otic 3 drops into each ear twice daily for about 7 days now (with baytril pill and Pred 5mg (steroids) for inflammation. He has a ear infection according to my vet. I was looking at his ear canal and realized he has white solid gooey stuff inside of his ear canal in both ears. Is this normal? It's either white or yellow but it's definitely there. Shouldn't his ear canal be clean and dry? Ear infection 1yr 8months old dog (12 lbs)

  • Dog mast cell tumor removed, should radiation be considered?

    Hello,My 6 year old German Shep mix recently underwent surgery to remove a mast cell tumor.The pathology report describes it as:Excision appears complete.The closest that neoplastic cells extend to a natural margin is 5mm. This is at the deep specimen margin.There is no attachment of tumor to muscle.Low chance of recurrence.Is well differentiated like grade 1 but invades subcutis like grade 2.Low chance of metastasis due to low miotic index.Should I consider radiation in addition to op?Thank you

  • Are bird feces toxic to dogs?

    I have a dog that eats bird feces and can this be dangerous to his health??? Bird droppings and bird feeders. Can either be dangerous to my little dog.

  • Gingivitis in cats, is it hereditary?

    My cat is only one year and have gingivitis. She's treated with the toothbrush and clorhexidine gluconate. Since she's supposed to become a breeding queen I'm worried about the risk for her kittens. Do you know if there is such a risk?

  • Commonly, do dogs throw up when they are in pain?

    I cut my dog's toenail too short yesterday and it bled for a while. Last night she was throwing up quite a bit. Is this normal?

  • How to stop a cat from overeating?

    I have a 12yr old cat. We just got a new cat and now the 12yr old one is eating so much at one time that she throws up. How can we stop this?

  • Dog rabies vaccine gone wrong?

    My dog was given a rabies shot about 2 weeks ago.She is still lethargic, having trouble walking and cannot get on the couch, whimpering and has a golf ball sized lump under her skin that is moving lower down her back. The vet said she is having back problems because she is a doxie. Well, shes only 4 and has never shown any signs of back trouble before nor has she ever had trouble with vaccines. I mentioned I think the rabies shot was given incorrectly and she said "Oh no." Should I be worried?

  • Dog coughing from vomiting while under anesthesia?

    Lately my golden retriever has coughed about ONCE a day or less.It doesn't sound bad, but I am just making sure.I would say that it is more of a dry cough.For her history, I was thinking it may be because of the damage that occurred when she vomited while under anesthesia.Our vet said there may be a risk of aspiration pneumonia.We looked over her for a few weeks and she seemed fine.It has been about 5 weeks or even more since this has happened and I am just noticing the coughing.

  • Cat nails have black film

    My Russian Manx cat gets a black oil film on her nails that's hard to clean off. I got her from the SPCA a year ago - she's a senior - and I have yet to solve the problem of what causes the problem or how to clean the nails. The cat freaked out when I tried to clean her nails with a nail brush and dawn dish detergent. It can't be healthy to have such a dirty film on her nails, especially next to the nail bed. How can I clean it and stop it from reoccurring?

  • Dog eyes are red around

    My dog eyes have red around the outside of each eye. She is a yorkie and has reddness around each eye. It is bloody red. What could it be? What can I do for her I will take to the vet tomorrow.

  • Dog spinal injury?

    My dog is a beagle mix and is about 10 years old. While playing, my labradoodle who is much larger landed on her back. She let out a huge yelp and has been injured for two days now. Her back is hunched up a little near her rear and when she walks her hind legs cross. When you touch her she is trembling all over, but she dosent whine or yelp because of pain. I don't have the funds to take her to the vet right away, but she looks as if she is very hurt and I believe she needs x-rays.

  • Can dogs get bacterial vaginosis from humans?

    This is a very embarrassing question, but I must ask for my dog's sake I have had bacterial vaginosis and I did not think of this until today, but my dog sometimes will get into my laundry basket and steal my underwear. I will do something with them from now on, but is there any way she could have received a bacterial infection as well? She is not acting abnormal, but her snout smelled "off" earlier and I want to know what signs to watch for. I am terribly embarrassed, but I don't want to ignore the possibility. Thank you!

  • Dog losing hair, weight and has odor

    my lab is losing his hair , weight and he smells very badly for last 6 months. The local vet has not brought relief . Now worms have been found in the report. Please help

  • Cat shaking and breathing heavily after bath

    My 3 year old cat just had a bath and is now shaking and breathing heavily. She seems uncomfortable based off her body position and facial expression. Why? and what do I do?

  • Newborn kitten very weak

    I have a kitten. It seems a little small. It was born 3 days ago and at first it was meowing a lot and moving around. But the mother refuses to care for it. So I have been bottle feeding it. And now he doesn't move around as much, doesn't meow and doesn't wanna eat like it used to. He just sleeps. Doesn't move very much and I'm getting worried. Is it possible it will die or is it normal for this to happen sometimes? Will it eventually want to eat??

  • What is a commonly used antibiotic for a canine dermititis?

    10 year old mixed beagle with a history of flea allergies which go directly to severe hot spots. Dog has a awful oder. I am retired and cannot afford a $200-300 vet bill, but I love this dog. Can you make any suggestions?

  • What are the symptoms of dog heat stroke?

    He is a 2 1/2 month old mini pincher. He is throwing up and wont eat or drink plus he is sleeping lots and not as playful as usual and his nose is cold and wet

  • Tip of dog's ear is swollen and its not going down

    My 5 year old boxer just recently has had the tip of her ear swollen. I think it may be an insect bite but I'm not sure. This is like day 4 and it's not going down. She doesn't act like he's in pain, but I just didn't want to rush her to the vet if there is something I can do.

  • Is it normal for some swelling after a dog tick is removed?

    Last weekend we took our 7 month old Golden Retriever for a hike in the woods. The next day we noticed a large tick light brown in colour above his eye and removed it. We think we got it all but it's been a few days now and the site off the bite has gotten bigger and looks like it has a head on it (almost like a blackhead pimple). There has been no puss from it and it doesn't seem to bother him. We are trying to get him into the vet but it's taking some time.

  • Dog infected with E. Coli. How to fix?

    My Bulldog pup broke out with a skin infection 5 months ago which started as a small patch of hairloss and has since spread to other parts of his body. He now has them all over, some more prominent, revealing more skin than others. Redness inside of the ears and redness and swelling between his paws exist. Numerous visits to the vets alongside various medical treatment (antibiotics, ointments, powders, shampoos) have proven unsuccessful. His skin scrapping results show E. Coli. What should I do?

  • Is this a cat skin disease?

    When I went to scruff my cat its fur came off and along with it skin, leaving an open sore. I noticed under the tail and back of legs fur is missing. His fur is VERY easy to pull off.

  • Cushings disease dog lifestyle: What should I do?

    Hello, I have an approx 9-10 year old Border Terrier who has just been diagnosed with Cushing's disease, luckily no liver/kidney/thyroid/diabetes present. He has just started Vetoryl treatment. I am looking for advice to help with his general care. Should I reduce exercise, are there any dietr recommendations to help him be more comfortable? As he pants a lot, should I reduce exercise levels (he really loves his walks)? Does he pant because he is too hot? Should I reduce the house temperature?

  • Dog heart murmur in year-old Pom. Will she be okay?

    Our year-old Pomeranian was diagnosed before we got her with a grade 2 heart murmur. Subsequent vet visits suggested it may have gotten a little worse, though she is a very playful & happy dog. She recently had an episode where she ran full out and collapsed suddenly, and took some time to come around. She has returned to her old self, but is it time to put her on meds? Is the murmur a significant danger now? Should we limit her to quieter play?

  • Sudden dog blindness for Rottweilier (DOB:Jan 4,2010 female). What do I do?

    Tues Jul 27: Noticed reduced hearing and eyes had some discharge.Wed:Dog very weak, refused to eat, massive hair loss began.Thur: Dog wont move, difficulty breathing,V et treats for worms with levamisole, and possible poisoning with atropine.Fri: Looks better. No appetite, drank small milk.Sat: Atropine, prenisolone & B-complex. Eyes still heavy with discharge. Sun: Dog's sight is gone! Eyes cloudy white.Mon: Vet shocked, gives prazivet & Terra Cortril eyedrops 3x/dayThurs: Not better. Inject with Ivermectin?

  • My dogs nipples are falling off. Is this okay?

    12 yr old Jack Russell Terrier un altered is losing his nipples. His nipples have all fallen off at this point except for 1. He is not sick by any means but he is 12 yrs old and unaltered due to being infertile.

  • Dog scabs and itching around neck. What is it?

    My dog recently was boarded at a vet for two days. When I brought her home I gave her a good bathing and brushing. I walked her after and made sure she was well dried. I then noticed excess hair, but assumed it was just stress from boarding. Over last week I noticed her hair was extremely coarse, and I saw little scabs around neck. She's itching a lot more. What could this be?

  • Are these dog stroke symptoms?

    i was walking my 4 year old rottie today and his rear right leg stiffened and tremored, then his whole body curved and locked into a crescent moon shape. While in this state he sidled sideways and fell over. I massaged him and rung for a taxi to take him home. His leg is still stiff and he is limping, and he seems unusually anxious. I am waiting for a consultation with his vet but I am really worried. What has caused this?

  • Puppy leg problem: My 6 month pit bull is limping. Why?

    I have a six month old american pit bull and like two days ago I noticed that my dog was limping on his front left leg. When I first noticed that he was limping I started feeling around on his leg to see if he would react to anything but he didn't. All he wanted to do was lay down and that wasn't like him at all! The next day he was still limping so I started feeling around again and I noticed something: the muscles in his left shoulder were getting weaker. What is wrong?

  • Dog swelling in leg. From Adequan? What to do?

    My dog has been getting adequan shots since last September, and now has developed swelling in his right leg. Last week he could hardly walk but he responded to the adequan shot and is able to walk okay, but now his leg is swelled up. He has arthritis very bad and has been taken previcox and tramadol. The swelling in his leg doesn't seem to be bothering him. What should I do? He's a rott/shephard 11 years old and 120lbs male.

  • Can my dog with cancer have Vicoden?

    My 8 year old St. Bernard had bone and lung cancer and I am out of the Tramadol she was on. Can I give her some of my husband's vicodin?

  • Can hot spots enlarge a dog's neck a lot? Can it grow very quickly?

    My dog has spent this past week in the vet and ER off and on. Last week he had bladder surgery and was recovering well for the first two days. The vet gave him food with Chicken (which he is allergic to). It's the 2nd day on Steroids and Benadryl, but he seems to be getting worse. His neck is very enlarged, The top area is oozing with puss. How long should it take to get better?

  • How to clear up fungus & yeast in cat's ears?

    Is there a home remedy, or inexpensive solution that works well and quick? I just read an article about using mineral or baby oils as a start. The pain associated with the dryness and cracking of fungus is irritating my cat so badly that he is scratching his face and ears very badly. Dr prescribed antifungal cleansing solution in the past but we can't afford to go to dr. Antifungus ear drops OTC?

  • Litter box problemmy cat misses it. Why?

    My 11 yo cat has recently been eliminating (feces) out of the box. No changes have occurred to precipitate this action. Spent $200 @ vet & they said all is normal--sans urinary test they did not do. Can you help?

  • What are common illnesses that give dogs weight loss and hair loss?

    My one year old female pit bull had 9 puppies on June 13th. Since than she has lost alot of weight and her hair has thinned out.

  • Is it okay to put ice water in a dog water dish?

    my dog likes to have ice water in his bowl, is that bad for him? I was told it makes there stomachs cramp and could be life threatening.

  • My dog's penis is bleeding. Why?

    My blue pitbull has been bleeding alot from inside his penis pouch. Been 2 days now and he has lost alot of blood. I'm scared.

  • Housetrained dog pooping and peeing in house

    my house broken poodle just started to poop and pee in the house. even after he has just been outside, he is 8 years old. what could be causing this to happen?

  • Feline health: calcium deposit on cat?

    I have a 10-year old indoor cat. He has a very large lump on the side of his lower jaw, which the vet diagnosed as a calcium deposit. We do what we can to keep the mouth area cleaned out, but the lump has continued to grow. It is now about the size of a child's fist. The cat now drools, seems incessantly thirsty, and has difficulty grooming. Do you think there's anything that can be done to help him? The vet says surgery isn't an option because the jaw bone is too thin.

  • Best food for an italian grey hound?

    my italian greyhound does not want to eat her food she is so skinny that we can see her back bone, we have given her vegetables and fruit. she eats them but she is still very skinny, what is the best food for her?

  • Dog Kidney Failure, Pancreatitis and Lyme's disease

    Hi, We just had to hospitalize our 7 year old German Shepherd on Sunday. Her bloodwork is off the charts for kidney failure. She also tested positive for pancreatitis and Lyme's disease. It's been 48 hours on an IV with fluids and antibiotics. She has perked up some, but her numbers are still way up their for the kidneys. Can we expect that we could bring her home and she would have some quality of life with all this stacked against her?Thanks,Denise

  • Dog Liver injections for gall Bladder Inflation?

    Hi Doc, My pet pomeranian has low albumin & high globumin count plus billirubin count of 0.30 & slight hig ALT level. I was told he has liver issues & slight f jaundice thus we had a sonography done tdy,v found out that he has enlarged Gall bladder about 2 times the normal size.My vet has advised us to start the liver injection for him which is every 3rd day for 4 days.Why liver injects in case of gall bladder inflation & what diet can i give him.He likes chapatis, can i give him eggs? Please help

  • Dog trouble breathing and licking everything

    My dog Kallie is a five-year old beagle mix. She has never had any skin allergies, but recently has been waking up in the middle of the night with attacks of trouble breathing, licking everything in sight including the carpets and walls, and throwing up. Is this an allergy? I rushed her to the emergency room fearing bloat or something terrible, and they could not find anything. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

  • Home remedy for dog's ear cleaning and drying

    Question Angy is a 20 week old lab pup. Cucomber melon OTIC, by ANM PARM was giving for the drying of angel's ear, rinse, (ever other day) to keep the ears clean and dry. Is there a home remedy for this. Also, is there a home remedy for a yeast infection RX was for Mometamax. Is there any thing to do without a prescription Thank you

  • Sick kitten. What s wrong?

    My kitten is weaksleeping alot. Won't eat and is throwing up. What's wrong?

  • Dog drooling, panting, scooting her butt and shaking her ears?

    My two year old lab, chow, and shepherd mix started drooling a lot then suddenly threw up and was panting. She soon stopped and is acting okay now. Recently she has been shaking her ears and scooting her butt. Can someone please help with what is going on?

  • Dog licking tail like he got a bite

    I have a pit bull dog that has been licking just about his tail. The hair is gone. it looks like he was bitten by a spider or ants. But he has had some bleeding. I can't afford to go to the vet is there anything i can do for him

  • Seven week old puppy with comprised dog immune system, can you help?

    My daughter is fostering a puppy from a rescue who is sick & after seeing vet & doing extensive bloodwork is told the puppy has a compromised immune system & there is nothing the vet can do. Puppy's sister died of parvo a week ago but her tests are still negative. She is lethargic, vomiting and has lost a pound this week. She is approximately 7 weeks old and now weighs 9 pounds. Is there anything else you can suggest?

  • Off kelp for thyroid testing. What should I do?

    I have a 5 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback bitch. She was tested 3 years in a row for thyroid disease; all have come back with an equivocal reading on tgAA. I will retest again this year. The tests were all done at the same lab; this year I will change labs. She has regular heat cycles. She shows no sign of thyroid disease. She is a raw fed dog supplemented with kelp. Previously, I took her off kelp two weeks prior to testing. Is this necessary, and is two weeks the correct time?

  • Leaking odorless fluid after dog pancreatitis treatment

    My female miniture pincher was hospitalized for a week with pancreatitis. She was released yesterday and seemed to be fine. However, several hours ago, she began to leak a clear odorless fluid when she sits or lay down. It does not appear to be urine. The vet hospital is closed.What can this be? Should I take her to the 24hour emergency vet hospital?

  • Dog shakes and throws up, is this an emergency situation?

    I have an 8 yr old jack russell. he always shakes a little and throws up from time to time. i just got home today and he is shaking more & has some blood in his stool. he is usually very excited to see me but is very sluggish & wants nothing to do with his food. it seems like he needs to throw up but when he tries it ends upstarting to come out the other way. what should i do er vet or appointment

  • What can I do for my extremely aroused male dog?

    3 days ago my male (unneutered) elderly beagle was nuzzling faces with our 2 year old beagle/chihuahua (spayed) and became aroused. He has had an erection ever since and has even tried to "mate" with an unneutered male cat, our legs, our beagle/chihuahua's name it. He is panting, whining and barking because he is so aroused. What can I do to help the poor guy? He's very old, around 8 or 9.

  • Mucus coming from dog urethra

    My Boston Terrier's urine was orange for a little bit, her urethra was kinda swollen, and she would shake at times as if she was cold. We thought it was a bladder infection of some sort so we gave her something for that. She seemed much better but now she has a mucus-like fluid coming out of her urethra all the time, not just when she empties her bladder. Can you tell me anything?

  • Dog with upset stomach with normal tests

    I have a 5 yr old Shar Pei who has not eaten in 4 days and has thrown up water a couple of times today. Her blood work from the Vet came back normal. Any suggestions?

  • White foam in my cats urine. Is this something serious?

    I recently treated my cat for worms a couple of weeks ago. Since then he has been very lethargic, hardly eating or drinking, white foam in the urine and having accidents in the house. Also the very next day after I gave him the medication he was vomiting and had diarrhea. He was a stray that we adopted, so I do not know if he has ever had vaccines or all of the recommended shots. I want to take him to the vet but we just don't have the money right now. Please help!

  • What is chiggers in dogs?

    How do dogs get chiggers?What is the treatment for them? How do you prevent them?

  • What can I give for mild dog swelling until I can get her to a vet ?

    Our 9 month old american pitbull terrier has some swelling near a dog bite/strained muscle....not sure which could be causing it. Is there something we can do before getting her to the vet to ease the discomfort?

  • Dog vomiting and after medicine eats but hides and doesnt want to be touched

    Two weeks ago my 6 year old lhasapoo started vomiting and wouldn't eat. We took her to the vet who thought it was food poisoning and gave him anti-biotics and electrolytes. Since then he will eat and drink when offered, but will hide in a corner all day, doesn't want to be touched and his head twitches. He shows moments of perkiness, but then will go back to his corner for the rest of the day. It's been two weeks now and doesn't seem any better (or worse).

  • Dog bites human with hepatitis, will dog get hepatitis?

    If a dog bites a person with Hepatitis and breaks the skin, can the dog contract Hepatitis from a human?

  • Dog eyes problems from pest spray?

    The day after the bugman sprayed for pests, my dogs eyes have been swollen(swelling is gone now), cloudy and have had discharge.

  • Why does my dog have inflamed lymph notes?

    Inflamed lymph notes and swollen eyes?

  • Is my cat leg sprain or broken?

    My indoor/outdoor cat went missing for a couple of days and showed up at my doorstep yesterday, barely able to walk on her left hind leg. She'll walk on the foot when she needs to or is walking on my bed to lay down. She'll take a step on flooring and slip and lay down. She won't complain when walking or when we touch her feet, but she whines when lifted. Is it possible she has a sprain in her leg or could it be a break?

  • Dog Hot Spots and Hair Loss: Related?

    A couple of months ago my border collie spaniel mix, Teagan, began developing hot spots and I treated them with a trusted product that worked. With the typical hot spot symptoms came some hair loss in the affected areas, and in areas that were later affected. I'm still treating areas on her belly and inner part of her legs. However, none of her hair seems to be growing back, even in unaffected areas! Are the two related? Will the hair grow back once the hot spots are gone or ever?

  • Best daily combo of medication for asthma cat?

    My cat had surgery two years ago to remove an object which he digested, nearly costing him his life. He shortly began having coughing episodes and diagnosed with asthma. After treating him for a year and half with prednisone we switched to an inhaler with great results as he was free of an attack for 4 months. Upon an attack follow up xrays were taken and the lungs looked worse. The vet added theodur at night which I believe made him lethargic so I discontinued it. Can he get worse without it?

  • What is this irritated bump on my cats back?

    What's wrong? She is 13 years old.

  • How can I help the dog shivering?

    My dog is shivering, we keep blankets on her, she won't eat, and does not want to interact with us. We took her running last night in heat for 1/2 mile, she's not used to exercise. We we also gave a cold bath prior to shivering. She has been shivering and lethargic for 8 hours.

  • Is my dog allergic to something?

    My dog is agitated and twitchy and keeps licking its nose and biting around her tail area. Is this allergies? She was fine last night but this morning appears to be uncomfortable. Will not stop licking her nose. She may need to have her anal glands expressed but we are concerned with the licking.

  • Hit my dog with car. What do I do?

    My dog's a rat terrier mix. There does not appear to be any broken bones or swelling, and no bleeding. However he is favoring his front leg. The vet office where I live is closed. What should I do?

  • How much is safe Benadryl for dogs?

    My Shih Tzu only scratches in the summer. I think he may be allergic to grass. How much benadryl can a 12 lb dog take and how often?

  • Dog with swollen lip. What is it?

    IF my dog has a swollen lip and it itches and she's in pain what is it and what should be down?

  • What types of illnesses would be good reasons for a dog put to sleep?

    I am working on a report for school and was wondering what specific illnesses would be incurable for dogs that would cause them to be put to sleep?

  • English bull dog that has dog rashes. How do I take care of it?

    He has a rash under his eyes. In a fold. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?

  • How long should dog dehydration last?

    I believe my dog has heat stroke/is dehydrated. He will drink water and I have limited it to him in smaller amounts because at first he would drink a lot and then throw up. How long will it take for him to get back to normal?

  • My cat is bleeding from his anus. Why and how to fix?

    I have a 7 year old male exotic persian...neutered, never had any health issue. For the past month he has been straining to urinate, and defecate. He won't use the litter box. He seeks out corners, sinks, bathtubs, etc, and strains and then bleeds. He has had very little urination, and defecation. His appetite has weakened, and he is not drinking as much water. I have had him to the vet three times, and nothing. Ultrasound is the only thing left to do. Can you help me?

  • My dog breath in a lot of peat moss. Is there anything I should do for him?

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  • Are these dog mange symptoms?

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  • Test to see if there is a canine tumor in pituitary gland?

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  • New kitten feeding. Is this normal?

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  • What medication for a dog fungal infection?

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  • Dog vomits after licking its rectum. Why does it do this?

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  • Do you recommend Synflex for dogs?

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  • Dog paw injury: Severed tendons?

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  • Are dogs arthritis symptoms common?

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  • Odd behavior that consistent training will not stop

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  • My cats sneezing a lot. Why?

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  • Why would a kitten meow be weak and raspy voiced?

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  • Is there a bad dog breath home remedy?

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  • How to punish when training a kitten?

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  • how to cut dog nails?

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  • Cat anal incontinence. Can I fix this?

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  • Is milk for dogs okay in their dry food?

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  • my 12 week old kitten has cat balance problems. Why?

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  • Dog ear problem with pink coloration?

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  • Does fixing a dog reduce aggressive dog behavior?

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  • One of my four cats spraying and won't stop after medication?

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  • Is my Akita dogs stomach being inverted a problem?

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  • Bloated dog after giving puppies. Is something wrong?

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  • Causes of persistent diarrhea in kittens?

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  • Dog behavior change in my lhaso apso?

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  • What is the best quick remedy for canine dehyration?

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  • Is this unusual cat aids behavior?

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  • How fast does a dog heart murmur progress?

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  • Accuracy of cbc lab tests if no signs of dog sickness?

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  • Wimpering and keeping dog tail down?

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  • Cracked dog paw pad?

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  • Blood blister that releases out of dog vulva?

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  • Excessive flaky dog skin?

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  • Fatty skin growths on dog?

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  • Dog behavior change after new dog joins household

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  • Cat sneezing with blood

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  • Cause for polydipsia in dog following splenectomy?

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  • Dog is bleeding randomly from her anus only in the morning?

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  • Vaccinated cat shares house with cat testing positive for feline leukemia?

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  • Is it safe for dogs to eat ice cubes?

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  • Post operation- neuter- pain relief for dogs?

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  • Is it bad if my dog swallows raw hide?

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  • Dog is trembling after moving from resting position?

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  • Lack of appetite after dog neutered?

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  • Normal for a dog to be constipated after sedation?

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  • Dog tapeworms infectious after starting meds?

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  • Dog giving birth

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  • What could cause reoccuring dog urinary tract Infections?

    I have a 7-8 old, spayed, Bichon Frise. She is prone to urinary tract infections. My vet believes it is because of dirt that attaches to her vagina when she is out going potty - we have a lawn with some bare spots. The vaginal area looks dirty & is sensitive, but is also sticky & it is extremely hard to remove. Antibiotics cure the infection, but it always comes back because the "dirt" always comes back. Would a cranberry supp. help her? Please any idea of what it is and how to cure?

  • Dog cancer: hemangiosarcoma or chemodectoma?

    My 11 year old Westie has been diagnosed with a tumor on her heart. The vet has said it is either hemangiosarcoma or chemodectoma - both very uncommon in her breed. $3000 surgery is one option, but I've been told this may only prolong her life by 6-12 months anyway. If I do nothing, she'd have to be continually monitored if the sac around her heart fills with blood (which caused her to collapse before and how she was diagnosed). Any thoughts?

  • Recuperation time after cat enema?

    My cat was hospitalized and given an enema for compacted stool and IV fluids as he was not eating. How long will it take him to be somewhat back to normal? He is still extremely lethargic and not eating yet. Brought him home 24 hours ago, he drinks and is a little friendly but basically still out of it.

  • High TA levels - dog ultrasound needed?

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  • Can I treat puppy sneezing at home?

    We recently tried to adopt a dog from an animal shelter, but had to take her back for various reasons. Now, my 7 month old mini dotson is sneezing a lot. Her nose is wet and she isn't lethargic. Can I treat her sneezing at home without taking her to the vet? Our vet charges $50 just to see your pet and we don't have the money right now.

  • Long-term effect of a scratched cat eye?

    My kitten's eye was scratched by another cat shortly before I got her. At first it would ooze pus and was rarely open. Luckily , the symptoms of infection went away within a week or so. It's now 2-3 months later, and the cat is about 5 months old. The only problem is that the pupil of the eye does not look right. Here is a photo: (the contrast appears more dramatic as a result of the camera flash). What might cause this? Is it likely that she has impaired vision in the eye?

  • Spayed female dog rubs her genitals till they bleed?

    My 8 year old beagle female that's fixed keeps rubbing her genitals on the ground till she bleeds. Why?

  • Why does my dog eat grass?

    My 4 year old lab/ boxer mix is always chewing on grass when we go for walks, am I missing something in his diet?

  • Eucalyptus oil for cats?

    We have started using a organic mixture of 3/4 water and 1/4 eucalypths oil mixture on our dogs for fleas but I want to know is it okay to use on our cat or is it toxic for our indoor cat?

  • Are Kosher dill pickles toxic to dogs?

    My 2 year old sheltie has developed a taste for dill pickles. I cut the pickles in 4 strips length wise and I don't give her much, just maybe a couple 1/2" pieces. Will this hurt her? She really likes them.

  • Dog spayed but still bleeding

    My dog was spayed in February, and has been bleeding ever since. It wasn't as bad in the beginning but now is very bad! I don't know why this is happening and I cant find anyone to see her without money upfront. Please can you help me. I am scared and don't want to lose my best friend.

  • Open dog sores with possible fever

    We have just found four open sores on our dogs back. She is being very lathargic, her nose is very dry, and her tongue is very hot. Could the sores be causing the behavior. Are these symptoms of a fever? Can it wait or does it sound serious enough for a emergency room. Kris D

  • Is it dog back pain or anal gland infection?

    My dog is a 9yr old dachshund. In 2004 he had surgery for a ruptured disk. He's been fine since. Recently he groans & whines suddenly, even bringing himself out of sleep. He also stretches a lot(front & back). When he rises from a nap, his tail is sometimes tucked under him. He seems sensitive in low lumbar/saccral region just above tail. This coincides with a lot of scooting. He had his anal glands expressed 3 weeks ago. Fluid was pasty. Could this be anal gland infection, not his back again?

  • Cat behavior: 2 female cats not getting along

    I have 2 female spayed cats - 1 is 4 years old, the other 14-15. They have been getting along until 6 weeks ago. Now we have to lock the older one upstairs so she won't be afraid to eat and will use the litter box. Occasionally, she still pees on the bed instead of crossing the room to the box, even when the door is shut. She is always crouching in fear and looking around for the other. Why is this suddenly happening? Nothing seems to have changed with either cat except for this behavior.

  • My dog doesn't have bowel movements after anal gland cleaning?

    I got my dog groomed two days ago and with that he got his anal glands expressed. Since then he has not gone number 2 when usually he goes about 4 times by now. Is this normal after the expression? Should we take him to the vet or just wait it out?

  • Can and should I continue to give Metronidazole on an empty dog stomach?

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  • Red bumpy rash on the inside of dog's ear?

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  • Does Balance It dog supplements have a safe record for quality?

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  • Surgery options for trauma related loss of cat bladder control?

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  • Dog medication for nausea?

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  • Aspirin alternative for dog pain?

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  • Adaptive treatment or operation for deaf dogs?

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  • Red spots on lower dog lip

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  • Dog shaking her head back and forth

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  • One undropped dog testicle?

    Dear Doctor, I have a 6 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback. I was dismayed to find out when I got his AkC papers that he was inbred. After his usual medical visits we have determined that nothing is seriously wrong, except he only has had one testicle drop to date, and the one that has is very small, about the size of a grape. Will this affect him in his development into an adult? Is there anything that cab be done to boost his testosterone so he develops into a healthy adult? Thank you Chris

  • Treatment for reoccuring abscesses on dog prostate?

    What would your treatment be for a dog with reoccuring abscesses on the prostate. He has been neutered. In the past we were able to treat with antibiotics, IV fluids, etc. However, this time nothing seems to be working. He has spent over a week at vet's office. Our vet says surgery may be only option, but we cannot afford to travel out of state and the surgery. Any suggestions?

  • Dog seizure symptoms or sleep walking?

    Our 18 month male has what appears to be seizures. Doctor has tested his blood including for Leukemia and HIV, blood work is normal, has had a neurological exam, that too is normal. He received all vaccinations and booster shots. Noah is healthy, active with a good appetite. When he's having a seizure he runs clock-wise and salivates, skin appears to be rippling. He's never lost control of bladder or bowel function. Doc thinks sleep walking or dream state.Can anti-seizure meds help?

  • My doberman dogs legs have trouble standing up. What's wrong?

    The dog walks and runs ok. Just trouble getting up from lying down.

  • Elderly dog breathing problems. Euthenasia?

    My dog breathe very heavy and can't stand on his hind legs. He is 15 years old or 105 dog years. At what time would he be put to sleep?

  • What causes dog aggression problems?

    I have four dogs one shitzu and two of his pups they are mixed with dachshund and two years old. I also have a six week old lab. Three boys one girl. All fixed but the new pup. The girl is becoming very aggressive she is biting me and fighting she has been doing this since her mom passed two days before Christmas. I don't want to have to find another home but she has bit my face and three or four times on my leg if I cant get her under control my husband said i will have to get rid of her.

  • dog balding in spots. Why?

    she doesn't overly scratch the patches its almost like they don't even bother her. I can't figure out why this has happened, she does have flaky dry skin but no really in the spots that are bald.

  • My dog itches on anus. Is it because of antibiotics?

    My 4-year-old cockapo chewed/licked her foot pad raw until infected. She was put on a 14-day course of antibiotics 6 days ago and is wearing a cone. It is driving her mad because she wants to lick/scratch at her genitals and paws but cannot with the cone. She just began dragging her anus on the rug while whimpering and when I checked it out it was swollen (could be from dragging). Do you think it could be a yeast infection? If so, what do you suggest I do?

  • Cat anxious and poor appetite. Why?

    Our cat is 1 and a half years old. In the last 4 weeks he has slowly gone of his food, been vomiting and seems more anxious and skittish. He has been an outdoor indoor cat but recently I have kept him inside. He was recovering from broken back legs when we got him at 6 months old. He has had metacam on and off since. Xrays and bloods have come back clear. He responded for a bit to an appetite stimulant and is on Zantac and antepsin in case of an ulcer. He still isn't eating much but is drinking+.

  • What are symptoms of cat diabetes?

    19 year old cat has lost his hearing and sight. Eats and drinks alot but is just skin and bones. Is this normal for an older cat?

  • What is the best diet for dog kidney disease?

    My great pyrenees is almost 9 yo and has had a slightly elevated bun and creatinine for a couple years but no other symptoms of kidney disease. A recent test has shown they are elevated more so they are going to run specific gravity in a couple weeks. What diet is best for him to be on to control any further strain on the kidneys? Something homemade or one that can be purchased. What is the brand name and where can I purchase it? Should anything else be done for him? Specialist? Thank you, Heidi

  • How can I stop my dog chewing on her leg?

    I have a 5month old blue nose pit. Lately I have been noticing her constantly gnawing away at her legs. Also it seems that there are spots of hair missing from her arms and legs. Almost seems as if shes going bald just in those areas. I'm just a little concerned hoping she hasn't caught some form of a skin infection. I would appreciate your help. Thank you.

  • What is the best heartworm medication for dogs small in size?

    Looking at adopting a dachshund/schnauzer mix puppy about two months old and would like to know what medicine is the best and how any times I should delivery the medicine?

  • Dog nose bleed and cloudy eye. Why?

    His eye started getting cloudy a few days ago then tonight his nose started to bleed.

  • Dog feet licking. Is it dog OCD?

    5 weeks ago our dog was hit by a car. He lost three teeth, no broken bones. He is almost fully recovered,except he now licks his feet front and back until they are wet and whatever he is sitting on is to. He never did this before. Does it have something to do with being hit in the head so hard?

  • Why is my cat limping?

    My son says she is overweight I don't think she is but she just sleeps and eats and when she gets up to go outside to the toilet she limps on her back leg. She doesn't have any injuries that we know of.

  • What form of garlic for dogs can be used for immune building?

    My dog is getting over kennel cough. The vet gave antibiotics, the that course is complete. He is much better, but I want to build up his immune. Can I use a little garlic oil, or garlic and parsley perls? I didn't want to use raw garlic.

  • Can I brush dogs teeth with baking soda?

    I have a puggle who has really bad breath! Can i use baking soda will it hurt him?

  • Dog eyelid growth. What does my beagle have?

    Should I have a growth (approx. 2mm x 2mm) removed? It is slowly getting larger and my dog does not seem bothered by it.

  • Ear mites and cat weight loss. What to do?

    My cat has ear mites and does not seem to be getting any better, losing weight, Dr. has done blood work and was almost positive she had thyroid problems but came back negative. Please do you have any idea what else could be going on?

  • Dogs breathing is difficult from congestion while sleeping. Why?

    My dog is 14 and this year he started to get a chronic stuffy nose when he lays down to sleep. It doesn't matter if he is on his side or curled up. He has a hard time breathing. He is a JRT, so I am pretty sure it is from years of digging! Is there anything we can use to clear his nose? Alkalol? Nose drops? He seems to use his whole body to breath and sleeps more, possibly from having a hard time sleeping peacefully. The vet just said this is an older dog problem, but is there any relief?

  • What are common dog pregnant signs?

    About three weeks ago i noticed my dog was producing milk she continues to suck on her nipples and lick herself she really is not that big but she sleeps and lies around all the time. and her nipples hang more then they did before how can i tell if she is pregnant she was in heat about 6 weeks ago i never saw her with another dog but my neighbor has a dog that let loose do they have to get stuck together to get pregnant and her stomach is a little darker around the nipple area.

  • Giardia dogs treatments? Change his diet?

    He tested positive for giardia about a month ago, but after two rounds of treatment tested negative. Since then his stool has been back and forth, firm, soft, and mushy like pudding. I never know what it will be like. He goes at least 4 times a day, sometimes more. We have pigeon coops in the backyard, which we have fenced off, but occasionally he gets into one of them. We also have a koi pond which he has recently discovered. He also finds and eats cat poop. Is this why the loose stools? Gina

  • My dogs penis bled yesterday. Why?

    My 2 year 4 month old dog's penis bled yesterday. The amount of blood was not too much. This is the first time it ever happened.

  • Cat eye problems. What's wrong?

    My cat is 13 yrs old and for about a month now she has been keeping her right eye shut, and I noticed it looked a little weird. I recently looked at that eye, and now looks red. I was wondering what could be wrong.Could someone please help me by letting me know what could be wrong or happening.Thank you.

  • My old dog hyperactive in evenings. How to treat?

    a 17 yr old dog gets restless in the early evening, wandering around and whining. Taking her walks , feeding, etc. doesn't make a difference. She is currently on cantharis for an ongoing bladder problem which is working well.

  • My dog is up all night. How do I deal with this?

    My 1yr old pom gets me up al night long. I have figured to play. I don't want to crate him because he is crated all day when i am at work . Any suggestions i even bought over the counter anxiety meds. I give him bones, but he still chews on clothing and shoes, and the cats help.

  • Bad food for dogs?

    Can broccoli or cauliflower make dogs ill?

  • Are these just dog allergic reactions? What's wrong?

    We rescued a pug in late January. She went into heat the day after we got her. The heat cycle lasted 3-4 weeks, ending in feb. Another heat cycle started 4/2 (5 weeks since last heat cycle). She went for vaccinations 2/18 and had allergic reaction (vomiting/diarrhea). When she was to be spayed on 3/22 she turned blue when the general anesthesia was administered (she did get the pre-meds), hence the procedure was aborted. She tested negative for heartworm and no heart murmurs heard. What's wrong?

  • Canine penis sticking out treatment?

    my toy poodle's penis is still stuck out after breeding. It is sticking out about 1/2 inch. We tried last nite to lubricate it and push it back in. It would not stay..hoped it would go back on it's own last nite. It is still stuck out and he is trying to breed again this morning. It doesn't seem to affect him.

  • Is it okay for a dog to take rimadyl and glucosamine concurrently?

    My 13 yo basset hound is on Rimadyl and has never had problems with it. Her blood is tested every 6 mos to make sure all is okay. She seems to need more help though than the Rimadyl can provide. Her hind legs shake when she's doing her business and she has a difficult time getting up sometimes. I know she's an older gal but want to keep her as happy and pain free as possible until I'm ready to let her go. Is it safe for her to take glucosamine/chondroitin and the rimadyl?

  • Are roundworms and ringworms the same?

    My nephew got infintigo from my cat which was caused by ring worms. I bought dewormer but it says roundworms. Will it work?

  • What should the incision site after a spleenectomy look like?

    My lab mix just had a 5-lb tumor removed that was in his spleen, so his incision site is very large. He had surgery Friday afternoon and is just starting to lick at the area a lot and it is getting red and discolored around the area (like where he was shaved). The incision site itself looks alright - is this normal? Thanks!

  • Dog behavior: snapping

    I have a 5 year old female cockapoo that was a rescue. Lately she has been snapping for no reason. Example: my cousin and her family came to visit and her 16 month old son was crawling around. I don't know if she thought he was going to attack her and she snapped at him. Another example is i went to scratch the side of her ear and she snapped at my hand. She later came up and loved on me. It would brake my heart if I had to get rid of her, I just don't know what to do. M.L.

  • Uknown cause of cat aggression

    Started about a year ago. Closest description is the sound of cats fighting with growling and hissing. The closer you get to him, the louder he gets. First started on others when they came over, now does it to me too with no reason. Progressively getting worse. I've tried a fairmone plug in from the vet, not working. Nothing different in diet or home. Male and neutered 3yrs old. If you leave him alone after minutes or hours, he'll come over purring like nothing happened.

  • Can a dog take lorazepam for firework anxiety?

    My golden retriever is afraid of loud noises (fireworks, storms). Can I give her Ativan? If so, how much for a 65 lbs doggie?

  • Are frogs harmful to dogs?

    My puggle was chasing a frog and ate it and had foam in his mouth...what should be done?

  • An antioxidant for dogs with some signs of canine dementia and diminshed eyesight

    I am looking for an anti-oxidant supplement for my 14 year old lab/mix. He also takes 25 mg Deramaxx every other day for arthritis. Can you recommend any specific product that would be safe for him to take while he is also taking the Deramaxx?

  • Cat losing hair with open body sores

    My brothers off at college and left his cat home for me to take care of. Within the past few weeks I noticed when I pet him that his tail was lumpy, I pointed it out to my father and everyone else here and they didn't think twice about it. Well, it became worse when those lumps turned into open bloody sores. The sores spread from his tail to his feet, back and chest. He is also losing his hair as well as his appetite. Hes also been vomiting.

  • Dog digestive problem residuals?

    My 10 year old female dog (normal dog) ate a paper serviette which was used to wipe the bottom o fa charred deep frying oil pan. Took to vet as she lost appetite. Treatment : injection and oral - sporidex and prednicilon for 5 days. Now active, eats well but drinks gallons of water. Passing urine and stools normal. but tummy is very hard to touch. Worried. Does the bloated tummy describe any sickness? I wonder if she didn't pass the paper serviette & if it got stuck somewhere in the intestine?

  • Tremor and loss of balance side effect of cat steroids?

    My cat is around 7 or 8 years old. She has a lot of allergies and over-grooms herself to the point of fur loss or sometimes bleeding. At the recommendation of our vet, we have been giving her daily steroid pills for the past few years, which helps the fur loss, but she has recently developed a constant tremor, and is losing her balance. She has a wobbly, weaving walk and picks her feet up very high. She falls off furniture. She seems happier and friendlier than ever, but I'm worried.

  • Cat seizures return after remission

    Hi. My cat is three years old. About one and a half years ago she began having siezures. She spins rapidly in a circle salivate falls on her side than wets herself. Our vet offerred no diagnosis but perscribed valium to control the siezures about six months later she jsut stopped having siezures. She stopped for a full year but had one two days ago and two yesterday. She eats the same food as another cat in the house who is perfectly healthy (A much larger 9 year old male). Please help

  • Old English Mastiff with first dog seizure

    I would like to start with a big thank you on this site- I have a 7 or 8 year old, Old English Mastiff, we are not sure on the age because he is a rescue dog. He is about 190pd's and is in good conditions - However this weekend at the lake he had his first seizure Saturday Night- We live in NV and was told by the vet is was related to the heat, stress and drinking the lake water which is high in mercury. Just wanted to see if you would agree with this?

  • Painkiller other than Meloxicam?

    What painkiller can my 14 yr. old lame lab be prescribed that does not cause blood in the urine? After 10 days of 7.5mg of Meloxicam, she started to show a dark red patches of blood in her urine. She was doing very well on this medicine until this morning. She has severe arthritis, her back legs are not functioning, but her spirits are high. Thank you! Will

  • Understanding puppy distemper

    My puppy has had distemper for about a month and it recently went neurological. She is doing better and eating and drinking on her own but has a very bad stagger and cannot balance very well. I was wondering if this is permanent or temporary and does neurological distemper stay with them all their lives. Also what is the distemper actually doing in her body that affects her balance and coordination? Can the neurological symptoms get worse over time? Thank You.

  • Kitten has diarrhea and vomiting

    We found a kitten. The past 2 days it has had very runny stool and throwing up. I have other cats in my house and very worried he may give them something. Can you tell me if I should be worried?

  • Are tomatoes harmful to dogs?

    I gave tomato sauce to my dogs. Is that harmful to them?

  • Is it dog lymphoma or something else?

    On Thursday we realized our dog had swollen lymph nodes in the neck and chest. On Friday we took him to the Vet and he said it was lymphoma. We decided on prednisone treatment. By Saturday, the nodes were completely unswollen (is that a word?) We had no other test done, since the nodes are normal. Could it be something else?

  • Can a dog who is on temaril take metronidazole?

    Bichon is on Temaril for ear but has bladder infection. Can she take metronidazole antibiotic I have?

  • Understanding kitten bites?

    My 9 months old kitten smells my face @6am for a bit then bite my forehead, hair or hands if I dont wake up n aknowledge him. I've tried to pat him but he keeps wanting to bite my arms until he settles a bit then get off the bed. After a while he comes back and this time goes straight to my arms and his bites are more painful then.Funny thing is that he just does it to me even though I am not the one who feeds him but my husband.How can I stop this behaviour n would it mean he has a bond with me?

  • Dog eye is cloudy and the other red

    My dog has had eye problems ever since we have had him. Our vet has no idea what is wrong with him though. One is a little cloudy but the other is pure red. They just tell us to keep giving him eye drops and that just doesn't seem to help anything.I am just really worried about him. he always runs into things. it makes me sad just looking at him. What do you think it could be? What is some advise that we should do for my dog? -Jen & Beans-

  • Telling the sex of a cat?

    I need to know if this cat is truly a male or not. I see the balls hanging down and yet I saw a pink little tit when he rolled over. The kitten looks just like him and it was sucking the tit. The kitten is big enough to eat dry food. So, I have been told that Tom cat will not allow other cats or kittens around him. What have I got? I am dumb struck by this...

  • Home remedy for missing adult dog canine?

    My adult dog lost her adult canine tooth. She is 10 years old and up to date on shots. She now has a hole in the top of her gums. I can not afford to suture the hole or get her teeth cleaned. I recently was laid off. I know this is close to her sinuses. Is there any over the counter/at home things I can do? Maybe an antibacterial mouthwash I can rinse in her mouth with a syringe? Help. I feel like a horrible dog mom. But I just can't afford to get it sutured.

  • How can I stop my dog being mounted by other dogs?

    I have a 19 month old male black lab who I have had for 3 months. He is a rescue dog and is quite small in size. He was neutered by the RSPCA. When I walk him over to the park, other dogs seem to love to mount him and he finds it quite distressing. Is there anything I can do to make Charlie not a target by the other dogs?

  • Smelly dog despite bathing?

    6 month old male Great Dane has started smelling. He is bathed on a regular basis and powdered, but still smells. I am in Hyderabad, India where climate is hot. Monsoon is about to arrive. Could it be weather?

  • Crusty lumps on dog ears?

    My dog has hard crusty lumps at the ends of her ears. Do you know what this is? The lumps seem to be inside the ear but the crustiness has just started to show up. It seems to be getting worse and I'm worried.

  • Kitten shampoo?

    We just adopted a 4 mo kitten from an agency and she is biting and scratching a lot. What can I use to wash her?

  • Older cat behavior and bowel movement changing?

    0ur cat is 14 years old. She is starting to meow a lot more and now her bowls are running. What could this be? Is it just about getting old?

  • Home remedies for kittens with fleas?

    4 week kittens have fleas, as well as the mother. Any home remedies I can use? I read that olive oil, baby powder or baby bath soap helps?

  • Cheaper way of ridding dog mites?

    We just got a black lab that is 4 months old the vet says that she has mites she offered us some expensive stuff to cure her that added up to 300 dollars for just one visit! Is there a cheaper way to get rid of mites?

  • What to do with a hemangioma on top of dog's back foot?

    My dog has a tumor on her foot that has been present for just about a year. It started out looking like a sore that soon grew into a lump ( a year ago in July). We had it biopsied last August, and the results were that it was not cancer but that it was a hemangioma. After the biopsy, it increased in size and looked "angry" for a time. It reached about the size of a half a ping pong ball. It has a sort of mushroom structure. It has a trunk that has not really increased in size.

  • Dog constantly chewing its paws

    Our dog constantly bites/chews her feet and legs. What does that mean? Is it just because shes bored or is it a medical issue?

  • 5 week old kitten without a tail

    my cat had kittens 5 weeks ago one kitten doesnt have a tail or nub at all when she runs she hops i just seen that around her rectum is bulging just wondering if she could have spina bifida and could the bulging be from that? she eats canned food drinks water fine

  • Paint in dog water bowl

    Would it be ok to let me dog use her watering can for her cage if it had been misplaced in a sink that had paint in it for a period of time. I cleaned it with soap and hot water, but I am afraid she might get sick from the paint that might have been left that I didn't see. Thank you, Annelle

  • Great appetite with liver cancer in dogs?

    Is it possible for a dog with advanced liver cancer and liver three times its normal size have great appetite for food, shiny coat, and no body odor?

  • Cat eye has cysts?

    I am worried about her vision. The vet said as long as they don't seep she should be fine, but now it seems to be affecting her vision quite a bit. Is there anything that can be done? She is still able to eat, drink, find her litter box etc, but she seems to be more anxious.

  • How to disinfect house after dog parvo?

    Our puppy is in the hospital to be treated for parvo. Our adult (vaccinated) shih tzu is so far fine and at home. What is the best way to disinfect carpets and upholstered furniture? Everyone says chlorine bleach is the only thing. Basically: we will do whatever's necessary to disinfect from parvo, but would like to not destroy carpets & furniture if possible. (Parvo puppy was never on furniture, but our adult dog has been) What would you do? Thanks, Case

  • Intravitreal gentamicin injections for dog glaucoma?

    I have an 11 yr old cocker spaniel who has been diabetic for 2 1/2 years. He had cataracts which have now turned into glaucoma. He is blind in both eyes and the vet opthamologist wants to do Intravitreal Gentamicin Injections in both eyes as his IOP was 69. I want to know if I should do this procedure or put my dog down? What will his quality of life be given his current conditions?

  • German Shepherd on Adequan treatments?

    I can find a lot of info on how it works and side effects, but how long should I expect the treatment to last once the 4 weeks and 8 treatments are completed? Will it last 3 months, 6 months, a year, forever?

  • How to stop dog from chewing?

    I have 110 lb lab/new Finland mix that is chewing all of the time. We have taken her to the vet and they said to change her food, we did. They said to put her frontline on her every 3 weeks, we are. They give her cortizone shots which help, but only for a short time. I don't know what to do. We are thinking about getting rid of her because we can't make her better. She has no hair on her sides and around the base of her tail and her butt.We have been dealing with this for about 2 yrs Any advice?

  • Cat skin allergy? Skin peeling and the eyes are also have sores. What is it?

    I adopted a new born kitten. Since it has no mother, I fed her with a normal milk. It's been 2 weeks now and it seems she responded well... except that her eyes are having sores and her fur was starting to peel off one by one. It's on her face only. I wonder, is it the spillage of milk that cause her skin peeling? Can the spillage cause irritation? But I usually wipe it after i feed her.

  • My cat walks with a stagger suddenly. Why?

    She has weakened over the past 2 months and lost weight, but with some intermittent good days. Tonight, she staggered and cannot walk, and cries. This is the first of anything like this. She breathes shallowly and rapid. I see she is in pain and it is hard to breathe. I am afraid of not making it through the night.

  • Puppy vertebrate problem. How can I take care of the dog spine?

    We rescued a 5 month old puppy. Less than 24 hours after picking her up from transport, she sneezed and began crying frantically. That stopped, but we could tell she was in pain. The next day our Vet x-rayed and found thinning between two vertebrae. She has a pinched nerve. She's on pain meds for 1 week. What are her chances to avoid surgery. We can't afford MRI's and surgery, but we love her deeply and would hate to have to send her back.

  • My dogs paralyzed partially after bladder surgery?

    In your opinion, is it common for a 13yr. old dog to have 1-paralyzed front L-leg and semi paralyzed R- hind leg after bladder surgery?Vet thinks blood clots passed giving the dog a stroke putting her in this way.Dog can't stand herself up and doesn't want to eat.The two legs seem numb/cold,like when you sleep on it for too long. Do U think it can get better or be permanent?You think the vet screwed something up on my dog?There anything I can do to circulate leg blood flow to move? (massage,etc.)

  • Is metacam for cats right for me?

    My cat (7.3kg) Has recently become disoriented and was pacing in circles, recently went missing . After blood tests and xrays,his organ function was normal. It was proposed that he possibly had a brain tumour, which could not be diagnosed properly without expensive tests. He has been prescribed a 0.4 ml daily dose of Metacam with the view that it might regress or halt the tumour. Is this a likely outcome from Metacam which is predominently a anti-inlamatory/ pain killer

  • How long after having puppies does a female dog bleed?

    My beagle had puppies 5 weeks ago, 1st litter - 8 puppies. The father is a rat terrier, same size as she is. She is still bleeding off and on. It's not a lot, doesn't have an odor, she doesn't have a fever. No complications with the pregnancy or labor/delivery. I assumed it was from the trauma of having 8 puppies, being it was her first litter, but for 5 weeks after? I guess it's more of a spotting, not like a heat cycle.

  • Is not dilating one of dogs eye problems?

    IMy dog was bumping into things so I asked the vet who shone a light into them and they do not dilate completely. He wants me to go to a specialist. I am very nervous and it takes a while to get an appointment with the specialist. What might this be?

  • Swollen dogs ear problems?

    The ear flaps of my Cocker Spaniel are swollen. Both ears are the same, the ear feels soft to touch as though there is fluid in the flap. Our dog does not appear to be in discomfort but does keeps shaking her head.

  • Can a pregnant woman come in contact with a cat with Feline Infectious Peritonitis?

    My sister's cat has been diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis. I am pregnant. Is it dangerous for me to come in contact with the cat?

  • Why does my cat whine and crawl on its belly?

    She started crying and crawls around on all four but drags her belly on the floor. She just started doing this the last 3 days

  • Is it dog choking? Struggling to breath, what is the problem?

    I was feeding my little dog a small piece of almond when all of a sudden she swallowed it and started to gasp for air. After a few seconds she seemed ok, but the gasping continues on and off especially after walking. Xrays have been taken and her lungs look clear. Could something still be stuck in her upper air way?

  • What are dog poisoning symptoms from easter lillies?

    How long would it take for signs from ingesting easter lilly?

  • can I use spray neosporin on my dog

    Can I use neosporin neo to go spray on my dog?

  • Natural dog diarrhea remedy?

    My dog has had diarrhea/upset stomach for going on 5 days. I made her chicken and rice and tried giving her canned pumpkin with her regular kibble. She won't eat much.

  • Is a siberian kitten good with dogs?

    we are looking at buying a siberian kitten and want to make sure he/she will be able to adapt to a home with a golden retriever dog. any thoughts?

  • Which labs can test nutrition with blood work?

    My vet is unfamiliar with the Nutritional Blood Test. Will Antech perform this test?

  • Coco my dog pees hen she lies down and gets up. What to do?

    What is my answer to Coco's bladder? She pees a little when she gets up. How can I make her stop?

  • My cat's tongue sticking out, and why is she drooling?

    Shadow, 17, is probably OCD about cleaning herself. That hasn't been a problem until recently when she started drooling excessively, which means her fur is always wet from cleaning. Her tongue is also sticking out about 1/2" all the time. She's eating normally, drinking a lot, acting fairly normal for her age. A little more clingy, even with strangers and the dogs who are afraid of her.

  • My dogs bowel is having problems?

    My dog ate a ball of string which he produced by throwing up, along with bile like juice. Now what should i give him to ease his loose bowels? i have amforol and metronidazole on hand. But should I give pepto bismol?

  • Can dogs see color?

    Do dogs see black and white, or in color?

  • How to make a shiny dog coat?

    How do I keep my dog's coat shiny and also improve its appetite?

  • What is wrong with my cats poo?

    I have seven cats that live indoors but have access to a large cat aviary. A few weeks ago i noticed granules or gritty looking cat poo, and now the same cat has poo with blood on it. This cat poos outside the litter tray but i cant catch him or her to identify.

  • Dog swollen leg. Dog injury? What is it?

    The ball that connects my dog's lower leg to his upper leg is swollen and hurts when he walks. What could this be? It's his left rear leg and he has trouble walking.

  • Cat penis has developed scar tissue?

    My cats developed scar tissue around his penis and can only pee from a very small opening. My vet has tried to make the openning bigger a couple of times, but the tissue grows back, is there any treatment other than a perineal urethrostomy for this condition. This happened because they were taken from their mom when they were 4 weeks and the sibling suck on his penis creating scar tissue around it.Please help!

  • Does L-Lysine come in eye drop form for cats?

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  • Helping dog with panosteitis?

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  • Cat attacking and charging at me.

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  • Older dog health problem? Panting and pain in older lab.

    My dog is experiencing excessive panting, hanging his head down, walking like he is in pain and his shoulders and or hips are weak. He is a lab and almost 11 yrs old.

  • Was it a cat stroke? Or did my cat have a seizure?

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  • My pug cross jack russell dogs breathing stopped for a few seconds. What's wrong?

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  • What is this dog skin condition my dog has?

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  • My puppy has strange out dog toes. Is this okay?

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  • Is this one of the liver problems dogs get?

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  • Dog bump on side. Like a lump. What is it?

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  • Cat eye problems in 10 month old cat. What is it?

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  • What is this cat lump on my cats head?

    My cat has a sorta soft lump on top of his head that wasn't there less than a week ago. It goes from a little ways above his eyes to between his ears. It doesnt look like any kinda trauma due to the absence of any type cuts & abrasions. He seems to be acting fine so far. Could this be some type of fast growing tumor of some sort? Or perhaps an insect or reptile bite?

  • My dog ate chocolate, can't afford vet. What to do?

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  • Can a meningitis infection pass from one dog to another?

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  • Marble sized knot bump on dog. What to do?

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  • Were can I get a herpes intranasal vaccine in the uk?

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  • What is the bump on my cats neck?

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  • What is this issue of cat balding?

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  • Why is white blood cell counts low in my cat?

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  • Bloating dog problem. Why is my dog's stomach bloated?

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  • My dog shakes when there are other dogs in the house. Why?

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  • My cat ate ground beef grease, will she be ok?

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  • Dog leg pain from muscle sprain? My dog fell down the stairs.

    My dog slipped while going up stairs and now favors his rear right leg. I'm hoping it is just a temporary strain or sprain. I cannot afford a vet at this time and was hoping to find out a good painkiller for temporary relief. If he doesn't get better in as couple of days I will take him to the vet regardless of cost.

  • Small llapso mixed who is a very heavy dog

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  • Cleaning pollen from dog's eyes

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  • Signs of a dog stroke?

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  • My dog's nose is turning a brownish color

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  • Can anything be done to treat CDRM?

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  • What to expect from exploratory dog surgery?

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  • Location of dog lymph nodes?

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  • Staining on young puppies' faces

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  • Puppy head shakes?

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  • Dog incontinence?

    My dog, I think has a problem. He pees as he walks just like some dogs would do when they are angry, but I dont think he is angry. He has peed on the ocuch and all family members, could this be a medical problem? He is less then a year old, and it happends some times after he is just back from a long walk.

  • Lab with lots of dog phlegm

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  • Excessive licking of dog paws

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  • Lump with pus on dog paw

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  • Dog nail trimming tips?

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  • Home remedies for dog muscle spasms?

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  • Cat's meow is gone?

    Hi - my cat is 9 years old. She lost her voice on sunday. We have a kitten who was sick and had to go to the vet. She might have gotten the virus form him. We had a few friends over on saturday night, some of them were smoking, not sure if this might have been the reason for her voice going away. She is on anti-biotics now. She eats her food, butk I feel so bad for her when she tries to meow and nothing comes out. Thanks

  • Cat's leg paralyzed after injection

    My one year old cat was not feeling good. He was having vomiting and liquid motions.he was also not eating any thing. So I called a VET. the vet gave him two injections in his back leg. After these injections her vomiting and motions are cured but her back leg is paralyzed. He is still very weak and not eating food but I am feeding him with liquid diet with a feeder. Please tell me what this paralyze leg is about? can his leg be again normal like before?

  • Could Bartonella be one of hypercalcemia causes in cats?

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  • What is the best recipe for a homemade diet for dog kidney failure?

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  • Why is my 12 year old Labrador dog panting so much from no exercise?.


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  • How can I treat my hyperactive dog?

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  • Cat breathing problem in throat. How to fix?

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  • Why are my dogs attacking my cats?

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  • what does a dog hookworm look like?

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  • How do I keep my cats off furniture?

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  • Why does my puppy cough only after drinking?

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  • Why does my dog drool so much after exercise?

    I have a yellow lab who is almost 5 years old. For the past 6 months after he does strenuous exercise he has excessive salivation. I took him to the vet and he had his teeth cleaned and they scoped him. They found tonsillitis. He has finished his round of antibotics and is still on temoral P. Today he was out running for a couple of hours and is drooling excessively. He is not overweight and is in pretty good shape. Any suggestions?

  • Why my dog is vomiting yellowish snotty stuff?

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  • Causes of feline asthma? What is going on with my cat?

    My 7 y/o Manx was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis and pneumonia in January. Soon thereafter he had an asthma attack and went on steroids. He finished his antibiotics, but still has problems. He gets steroid injections every few weeks and is on Brethine and now another antibiotic. He never had problems before we moved into this house, and I'm wondering if something there triggered it, or if the toxo never got cleared up & could be the cause of his problems? We're at the vet every week or two.

  • Why is my cat drooling at the mouth and eyes?

    My cat was drooling at the mouth, eyes and a little by nose last night. She is not anymore. And was really thirsty. What might this be?

  • Are there insomnia remedies for insomniac dog?

    I have a 13 year old shar-pei who, other than an acl tear, is in good health. Her meds include Rimadyl and glucosamine. She has, in the past two weeks, began to awake at midnight, 2AM, 4AM and so forth. She may go outside be mostly paces the house, wanting to go for walks. She is obviously less active since the acl tear in January. Benadryl 50 to 75mg does nothing. I thought of trying Xanax. Any better ideas?

  • Is the hair loss from a cat skin allergy?

    I can't seem to find the specific allergy the cat has, but seasonal pollens seem to make the cat's skin irritated, causing bad sores and bumpy rashes with itching. We have tried the steriod option before with some luck but I think it is a constant allergy that may need . We have also tried special cat baths that do seem to help but if used every week, if there is a lapse in time or a possible insect bite, she goes crazy. It is not fleas! PS older cat

  • What is a good diet to treat a dog heart murmur?

    I have a 2 year old miniature schnauzer and have just been told he has a heart murmur. Is there any special diet I need to put him on or can I just carry on with naturediet? Can he do the agility classes that I have just signed us up for too?

  • What cat skin problem could this bump on his neck be?

    my cat has had this little bump on the back of his neck for a while. when i move the fur to look at the skin i cant see anything, but the bump seems to fluctuate in size, and now is bigger than before. almost the size of a pencil eraser. nothing is oozing out of it, and it is not pop-able (my mom tried without my knowledge) should i be worried?

  • what causes cat hair loss?

    My cat is losing hair on her lower back near her tail and down her back legs and i'm not sure if it is serious or not.

  • What causes hives in dogs?

    Our bullmastiff broke out in bumps (hives) and even her eyelids swelled up. Our Vet gave us hydroxazine to give her, but we were wondering what could have caused this. She was going crazy trying to sooth the itching I guess, all over her body.

  • My dog is vomiting a think black liquid. Because my dog swallowed toy?

    My 3 year old pitbull hasn't been eating for maybe 4 days and was vomiting a black liquid and she had diarrhea, by the second day she somewhat stopped I believe she swallowed a stuffed teddy bear and am wondering if that might be what is affecting her.

  • Swollen eyes on puppy taking steroids. What to do?

    He is now being weaned off the steroids but we notice that his eyelids are sometimes swollen and red. I think this is because he has no hair around his eyes to protect them from dust and dirt but my husband is worried that it is a continuing illness or another cause. Should we wait until he is off the steroids to see if his immune system kicks in and heals? He is currently down to one dose a day for a week, then 1 dose every 2 days for 3 doses.

  • Dog stomach blister? What could this be?

    In my golden's stomach I found something on its stomach, the size of a quarter, round and had a green color to it. It looked like a blister. I squeezed it and a green pasty substance came out of it. I wiped it and now there is a red spot which looks like a blister looks after it bursts. I wiped it with peroxide and sprayed Lanacane on it. What can this be?

  • Do I need to sanitize my home of dog distemper?

    Do you have to wait six months after a pet has died of dystemper to get a new pet? Do I need to clean up somehow?

  • What is the surgery name for tracheal collapse?

    What is the name of the surgery to fix a collapsed trachea?

  • Should I get my dog with elbow Dysplasia evaluated?

    Is it worth getting your lab re evaluated if he got 1 bad ED score and his hips were excellent?

  • Dog ear: vasculitis symptoms?

    For the last month I have noticed that my Italian Greyhounds ears have crusty lesions on the periphery of her pinnea. On the left ear it looked as though an animal might have bitten her and then upon further examination it just fell off with zero bleeding and did not cause pain or itching at all. On the right ear there is a crusty area were the hair willingly falls off and appears to be almost necrotic or dead. Do these symptoms sound like potential vasculitis or something else?

  • What are dog constipation symptoms?

    My dog is lethargic and licking his butt area. Is he constipated?

  • Discouraging puppy humping after neutering

    Even though my puppy has been neutered, he still humps. Is there a way to discourage this?

  • Weak back cat legs, walking on hocks?

    My cat is 9 years old and has recently been walking on the hock part of his legs. He has lost a lot of weight, but has beeen eating like normal. He slips when he jumps down from places and avoids jumping up anywhere. I also suspect that he cannot go up the stairs anymore. Previously, he was overweight, but always active. I was wondering what might be wrong with him and how I can make it better as he is a very loved companion.

  • Bacterial infection on dog nose

    I have a lab/boxer mix. He is 1 1/2 years old. For the past year, we have been trying to cure a bacterial infection on his nose. It is only on one side of the nose, but also is spreading to his eye. We have tried antibiotics for the past year. They do help with the infection, but as soon as I stop the antibiotics, the infection is right back again. Any suggestions?

  • Slipped disc dog surgery recovery?

    My dog has been diagnosed with a slipped disc in his neck.He is on tramadol and gabapentin for pain relief till his operation in a couple of days.He has always been an active dog. How long will it take for him to be his old self.He's a 5 year old labrador. How can I help him recover faster?

  • Colon restricted: common cat spaying side effects?

    I had my kitten spayed and about a week later, the kitten could no longer defecate. After x-rays and rectal exams, it was concluded that the kitten must have a stricture in her colon. After 3 colon ballooning procedures were performed to no avail, surgery was performed. It showed that there was no stricture, but instead,trauma to the colon as a result of the spay (scar tissue formed a 'belt' around the colon; thus not allowing the cat to defecate). Is this a common side effect?

  • Can Mitotane/Lysodren cause liver damage in dogs?

    My dog was being treated for Cushings disease. About 2 months after starting maintenance therapy, his appetite became very poor and we tested him for liver function. The ultrasound showed significant liver damage (looked like liver cancer to the vet). Could the mitotane have caused this?

  • Introducing new cat into household

    My fiancee is moving in with me this weekend. She has two cats at her place now, and I already have two cats in my house. What's the least stressful and best way to introduce her cats to my cats for them to get along?

  • Follow-up dog chemotherapy after tumor removal?

    My 12 year old female black lab recently had the middle toe on her right front paw surgically amputated due to a small tumor that pushed out the claw. My vet sent the tumor for analysis. It came back that it was a malignant melanoma, however, the tissue that was connected to the tumor showed about 2cm of clean healthy cells, so my vet is confident that he got all of the tumor. Should we pursue any follow-up chemo or radiation? She is otherwise in excellent health and very active. Thank you

  • Dog medicine: what will help my dog recover better from a partial torn ligament?

    My dog has a partial torn ligament. With the advice of my vet, we decided to go through a holistic recovery. What medicine/vitamins will help in her recovery?

  • Dog cancer diet: flax seeds ok?

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