Kara McCarty

Location: Carlsbad, California USA

Qualifications: DVM

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Dr. Kara received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. She is currently licensed in the state of Michigan (since 1990) as well as the province of Ontario, Canada (since 2006) often working with small and exotic animals.

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Answers from Kara McCarty

  • My small dog vomited a lot and now will not eat, What do I do?

    My small maltipoo vomited alot yesterday and won't eat now. What do I do? I found a small Maltipoo a couple of weeks ago. Had him groomed, took him to the vet, she said he appeared ok. The past couple of days he vomited and won't eat. He has drank just a small amount of water. His stomach is gurgling. Seems pretty lathargic. I think he's about 2 years old. He has gone to the bathroom, but he doesn't seem to feel good.

  • Dog bowel; unable to control it

    Hello! Many thanks for such a valuable service! Our 7 year old English Mastiff, who has found it increasingly more difficult to get up from laying down, is now occasionally losing bowel control. This has happened while he was laying down and when he is walking around. It's a firm stool, not diarrhea. Could his stiffness in his hind quarters and this occasional loss of bowel control be related, and what could cause this to our otherwise healthy boy?

  • cushings disease in dogs

    Our 11 year old female Sheltand Sheepdog recently started dribbling in the house, especially at night. I also noticed that she is always begging for food. Recent labs: Alt 140, AlkPhos 451, urine sp grav 1.020, protein 2+. Our vet suggests DES for urinary problem and an Ultrasound to check her gall bladder. Actigall if positive for gall bladder sludge. Should we pursue a dx of possible Cushings first with a low dose dextramethasone challenge test?

  • Cat cancer: Fibrosarcoma

    My 14 year old cat was just diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma. We found a small lump (a bit smaller than a marble) on her back, just to the side of her spine. Our Vet removed it right away and quite a bit of surrounding tissue, resulting in an app. 5 inch scar. We were told we got it early and the lab report said 10 - 25% chance of recurrence. Now we're just waiting. Should we be doing something else such as consulting an oncologist?

  • My 5 year old chihuahua dog recently had blood loose stools

    One minute she was fine and then all of a sudden she had diarrea w/bright red blood. She then quit eating, but was still drinking. She is not dehydrated,but still refuses to eat. Have been force feeding baby cereal rice and now seems constipated. Also lethargic.

  • My cat is drinking excessive amounts of water, not urinating

    I have a 15 y/o neutered male cat. Lately he's been drinking excessive amounts of water, but doesn't seem to be urinating more than normal. I had blood work done to check for renal disease and diabetes. Both tests came back negative. His appetite is fine and everything else seems normal. Thanks for your help. Eva

  • My dog is having an adverse reaction to heart worm injections

    my dog get the injectionfor heart warm last friday the first one the next day the second. today he cough with a litter of blood What i should do? My dog got infeccted with heart worms last friday he got the first injection and next day the second for treatment like minutes a go he cough with a litter blood is been a week. What should I do? he is a german shepher 20month of age

  • Dog vomiting due to a full bladder?

    Is there any truth to the idea of a dog vomiting due to it needing to urinate or defaecate and not wanting to soil the house when the owner is away?

  • Our dog ate 5 interceptor spectrum tasty chews

    14 week old staffy ate 5 interceptor spectrum tablets about an hour ago. Our local vet wasn't sure about effects.

  • Dog not eating or drinking, and dragging legs

    I have an 11 year old Airedale who collapsed during a walk about 8 weeks ago, and has not been on her feet since. Her front legs just dangle, she gags when eating or drinking, has lost her voice, and sleeps with eyes open. She has had xrays, CSF, and CT scan. Diagnosis was autoimmune disease. She will be starting rehab on Monday and the vet has said that nothing else can be done if the rehab doesn't help. Is there anyway to get a more specific diagnosis?

  • Cat urinary tract infection-cat has had four back to back

    4 yo has had 4 back to back UTIs-we give her a 2 week antibiotic course and soon as it finishes she starts digging holes all over the yard. She has been tested for struvite crystals and x-rayed for stones and her blood work shows nothing abnormal. We have her on the urinary tract diet and she eats a combination of wet and dry food in small amounts frequently. She drinks water regularly. She is an outdoor cat who spends most all day out and nights in. I am trying Tinkle Tonic. Help!

  • My dog is biting all four paws and they are turning black.

    Sadie is 11. For several months she has been biting her feet and lower legs. She now has black spots on all four.....are the black spots something serious or as a result of the biting?

  • Dog is licking vagina and has ball like object hanging from vagina

    I think she is in heat she licks her vagina a lot and I came home and saw like a testicle sack hanging from her vagina. What is it and does she need surgery or what?

  • Can newborns or kids catch canine herpes from a dog

    are newborns and kids at risk with a dog that has been exposed to canine herpes

  • Is Sentinel for flea prevention dangerous?

    I give my almost-2 year old Catahoula mix Sentinel for flea prevention. We recently heard that Sentinel can cause liver failure and other terrible ailments. How do you feel about Sentinel vs. a topical preventative (Frontline) vs. nothing at all? MANY THANKS for your answer... SP

  • Dog diarrhea

    9 mo Boston w/ acute idiopathic diarrhea and terrible gas. She is on Science Diet i/d and Hill's hypoallergenic treats. Recently started giving her Blue Buffalo Mini Bars treats with yogurt and banana as main ingredients. She has been tested and cleared for all parasites and GI PCR Panel test. Any advice on what to try next?? First bm of the day is usually normal and firm, then as she goes during the day (on occasion) turns to soft, lighter colored, sometimes mucous in stool. Stools smell horrible and gas is even worse.

  • Cat has heartworm; what would be a good treatment?

    I was reading the Q&A's of Dr Richards and am pleased to find so much useful information. I've rescued the lone survivor of a feline hoarding situation. She's tested positive for HW and since we are a non-profit rescue, our funds are limited. We want to do everything possible. She has a heart of gold and is a wonderful companion. What would be your plan of attack in this situation and do you know of any organizations that would work with our limited funds? We are located in N.C.

  • Dogs eye: scratched cornea

    My dogs are adopted. They have the same dad, but different mom's. We were told that we had to adopt both because they play so well together and they came from the same owner. At the time of the adoption, we noticed that one of the dogs had very bad tear staining under one eye. Upon closer examination, we saw that his cornea was separated. This was in his left eye. The dogs play so rough with each other and now the other eye has the same problem. Should we take him to a specialist?

  • Frequent dog ear infection

    My German shepherd keeps getting ear infection but this time her ear is really red and smells bad and there is pus. What is this? I did the vinegar and water wash and it helped a little but there is still some pus and her ear is still really red and inflamed.

  • Dog heartworm meds are consistantly used-still need to take to vet annually??

    We live in an area where mosquitos are rare. My vet started my dog on HeartGard last year. I have had the dog on the med continuously. Now the vet says I need to have her tested every year. Is that right?

  • Dog weight; why is my dog not gaining weight?

    had puppies not gaining eight puppies are 6 weeks old

  • Dog has skin problems-how should I add Omega 3

    My german shepherd has had skin problems. I have added an egg a day and some sweet potato to her diet. How can I get omega 3 in her meals? Her skin & coat seem much better since I have added the egg & sweet potato. I feel that she may lack omega 3 in her diet. Should I try to add this and in which form?

  • Dog's urine has blood in it

    4 month old Lab had runny stools for about 36 hours and is now peeing in small amounts everywhere. Urine does look to have a small amount of blood, or a red tint to it.

  • Dog has diarrhea and is vomiting

    My dog is vomiting and it has bleeding diarrhea, what should i do? She has been like this for over 4 days, since yesterday she hasn't been eating.

  • Cat spaying-eosinophilic granuloma

    My cat is 2 yrs old and has eosinophilic granuloma , I have given her steroid injections ( 2 over the 2 yr period,) but the granuloma is controlled now with homeopathy medication . I am planning to get her spayed. Does Eosinophilic granuloma pose any additional risk while spaying her? pl reply with any advice

  • Cat has diarrhea-how much imodium?

    5 week old kitten-I got my kitten three weeks ago and he has diarrhea. He has tried flagyl, panacur, tylan and albon. I have tried three different types of cat food and hills prescription diets. I have added pumpkin, rice and chicken for the past five days. Nothing helps. He has had his stool tested. Negative for parasites. I read on your site that you can use Imodium. How much and how often for a 3 lb kitten?

  • cats eyes; two different sized pupils-symptom of peripheral vestibular disease?

    Our 1 year old cat shows all the symptoms of peripheral vestibular disease (head tilt, walking in circles, loss of balance) but her pupils are two different sizes and will not react to light, can anisocoria be another symptom of this disease? If so, what would be the best treatment options? Please help.

  • Kitten diarrhea

    I have a kitten 7 weeks old (not sure of age). He is eating solid food (Purina Kitten Chow). Issue is he has diarrhea. Is he too young for deworming? It does not look like worms is the issue. He eats well, drinks well, and is very energetic. Any suggestions?

  • Dog leg seems stuck

    Our staffie cross who is 13 months has developed a problem with her back legs, she is fine walking and running most of the time but occasionally one of her back legs seem to lock, she seems stuck for a few seconds as she tries to move then it frees itself and she is back to normal. We don't have a lot of history on her as she is a rescue dog.

  • Do all female kittens have nipples?

    Do all female kittens have nipples?

  • Dog with low glucose with high insulin

    i have a 7 yr old pit bull female that has low blood sugar and the vet suspects high insulin as cause for about 2-3 wks she would get twitchy then lose balance then she had a seizure then about 30-45 min later had another then about 2 hrs later she had another shes never had this problem before usually energetic never showed signs of problems till 2-3 wks ago what could be the cause of low glucose and high insulin and is it curable

  • My dog's eye is black.

    We have a dog who has unexplained bruising on its side which has resulted in a hematoma which needs to be drained. The dog also seems to have a black eye. No known trauma has happened to this dog. Is there something else that could be causing this?

  • Is my dog in heat?

    I have an 8 month old black lab puppy. I have noticed some baldness on her. Also her vaginal area is swollen. This is my first female. Is she in heat or is something else wrong? I haven't noticed any blood. My older male black lab that is fixed has tried to mount her. He also sniffs down there on her alot. A couple weeks ago she had some discharge. Thanks

  • My dog has a golf ball lump below his neck line

    My dog Wyatt Earp is a Border Collie/Bichon cross. He is ll years old. Playful and fiesty. Recently he has a golf ball lump below his neck line to the left. He and one of my border collies got into a fight. Could this just be from that? Wyatt's my life. He gets very nervous at the vets.

  • Heartworms

    I live in CO at 9000 ft so HW's are a non-issue. We visited family in TX for 2 wks - my mom gave me some heartgard + for my 12 yr old dog (prescription for her dog, same size & weight) W/in hours he became lethargic, couldn't seem to lift his tail, depressed, lost weight, etc. We took him to the vet & had a "weak" pos. on the HW test. Due to age we decided not to treat. 30 days after the HW pill he's doing great, back to normal. Vet says the pill had no side effects. Not sure what to do now.

  • kitten has bloody stools

    My 6 month old male kitten has been having a few bloody stools, I think its because its straining but I'm not sure if its the food that i have him on.

  • My 3 yr old had diarrohea 2 days ago.

    He is a 3yr old healthy wsd. He started with diarrhea 2 days ago. I fasted him for 12 hrs, then fed him chicken and rice. He still has slight diarrhea which is orangey in color and smelly. Should I go to my vet or is there anything else I can do ?

  • Diarreah and Constipation

    I have a 7 year old Lhasa Apso who had been having diarrhea on and off for a couple of months and then consistently for about 2 wks. Now she is constipated but when she does go, it's diarrhea. I've had her stool checked and no parasites were found. She has been taking an antibiotic and a probiotic for 5 days and no change. I've been feeding chicken & rice for 2 wks. Her normal diet is Blue Buffalo Lamb& Rice supplemented with their canned beef food. I am at a loss with what to do.

  • Dog vomiting

    I saw my 13 year old cat Simon projectile vomit for the first time. I have not seen him ever vomit like this. It was clear, with most his dry food still undigested and a couple pieces of grass in it. It even looked like it surprised my cat. Is projectile vomiting something that has to be seen right away or am i worrying too soon over nothing. I just took him in for a check up and some labs and the vet says he seems pretty healthy, red blood count a little high. Thanks!

  • Feline Kidney Disease

    At what point do you suggest euthanasia for a cat with kidney disease. I don't understand when to tell that the quality of his life is not worth it. I love my cat but I don't want him to suffer and the vet won't help me answer the question.

  • Cat's bladder the size of a softball

    My 8 yr. cat Layla has been at the vet for 3 days. Her bladder is the size of a softball. They drained & xray & found a small mass blocking her urine flow, they don't know exactly what it is or what to do, they are thinking experimental surgery to move bladder over & allow her to urinate through small opening in lower abdomen, HELP! she also is the only cat out of 7 in household to be diagnosed with leukemia & never goes outside, I am so worried for her!

  • heartworm treatment and preventative

    I adpoted a 3yr old shepherd mix that was treated for heartworm with immiticide-3 injections completed on 7/25/10. Also has been given heartguard every month since 5/10. My vet retested yesterday because the dogs records did no indicate which test he received. He retested negative for microfilaria and positive for adult heartworms. My vet told me that in is very dangerous the give him heartguard and has told we will not consider giving heartguard again until his test in 1/11 shows no heartworms. My question is, shouldn't he be on heartguard to prevent any future heartworm?

  • Dogs eyes are shut after rolling eyelids in after surgery

    My dog did not have entropion until he had a surgery for his tear duct. Could the vet have caused the entropion? My dog had surgery to put his tear duct back in. He rolled his eyelids in after the surgery. The vet took the stitches out and he still rolled his lids. He was rolling them in so hard his eye shut all the way.

  • My dog's penis has been bleeding and discharging

    Hi, my neutered male mix' penis opening has a small amount of blood and discharge he wont stop licking, what could it be? I have a 7yr old neutered German shep/ Lab mix, for the last couple of days he has been licking his penis area. Today I looked at it and there is a small amount of blood right at the tip of the opening and some clear/ yellowish discharge. I plan on taking him to see the vet, but I just cannot sleep knowing there might be something really wrong! What could it possibly be? The blood looks very pinky- not bright red or brown, and it is just at the base of the opening.

  • Dog Skin Problems

    My dog, approx 2 1/2 yr 23 lb llaso/shitsu mix seems to chew on himself. The spot swells, gets raw he'll stay on that one, then start another. When fur grows back it's brownish, rather than his gray. Vet gives steroid shot & antibiotics. Does NOT know cause. Rec University of FL vet clinic. Pet is on Science Diet Sensitive Skin food. Pet gets groomed every mo & 1/2. PLEASE help him. I'm failing him. Thanking you in advance. Caren Holliday :(

  • My dog has long spaghetti like worms that curl?

    my sons puppy just past in his stool very (that also didn't look like stool in appearance)long white like spaghetti worms that curl. The first time this happen. What are they, and is this dangerous to us, my son?

  • My dog has hard anal glands, what to do?

    my dog is scooting occasionally, just collected him from the grooming parlour and the guy said he could not get anything out of his anal glands but they very hard!!! what to do?does he need to see a vet?

  • My cat has fleas that are killing him, I've tried Frontline to lemon

    hi i have a 17 month old tabby, he is an indoor outdoor kitty, hes getting skinny in his hine quarters just forward and up of his hine legs. about a month ago he ingested some poison almost died we got him antibiotics since then he hasnt been the same, he has this look in his eyes i cant explain it and hes not as feisty as he was. i have not gotten him the outside shot needed. the fleas are killing him ive tried everything from frontline to lemon juice. i love my kitty can u help thanks denicev

  • Can dogs get a heart valve replacement?

    Yorkshire Terrior 11 years old vet said he need a valve replacement, but not available at this time ... true??

  • How can I treat my cat's mastitis at home?

    I just found out my nursing queen has mastitis in one of her glands. It is just firm, not quite hard, and slightly tender to her. I know it requires treatment but what can I do at home until I can take her to a vet?

  • Any OTC canned food with low magnesium for a cat

    OTC canned food for urinary crystals Our cat has had three bouts of urinary crystals. He has been on Royal Canin SO 30 canned food for some time, but now that we have moved, none of the local vets carry it. I would like to try weaning him off of it anyway, but don't want to go through the crystals again. Is there are good OTC canned food with low magnesium, high moisture? We tried him on Nature's Variety some time ago to no avail. Thanks!

  • Heartworm treatment for a 13 month old puppy

    My 13 month old pup was just diagnosed with heartworms. The vet told me he has both male, female, and babies. He shows no signs of being sick. He weighs 64 lbs. I have discovered there are two treatments: 1, two injections of Immiticide in two days, then kenneled and kept quite for one month. 2, a drug to kill the males, then preventative every month to kill any new infections, so the females die of old age. Which treatment would be best? I am very worried about keeping this dog quiet! Thanks.

  • How long will it take for newborn puppies for there eyes to open

    my dog a chiwawa she just have 4 puppies and i want to know how long it will take for their eye to be open

  • What drugs to you use for ehrlichioses and babesioses on dogs

    Hello! I'm a Vet and I1m from Brazil Here ehrlichioses and babesioses are a big problem in some places. For treatment we use doxicicline amd imidazole, and of course fluids and other thongs when ot's necessary. I would like to know what drugs you use and for how long, and if the results are great. Here we are already having resistence of some drugs. Thank you and I read every article you published on twitter! That's awesome!

  • I need to board my dog, but I have a question on vaccines

    Is protection against adenovirus type 2 as effective a a bordetella vaccine? I need to board my dog and have had him vaccinated with Canine Spectra 7, which has a dose to prevent adenovirus type 2. I need to know if this vaccine is acceptable as a replacement for a bordetella vaccine

  • my dog has an oval shaped knot that just formed on her head

    my dog has an oval shaped knot that just formed on the top of her head and tonight the hair came off the knot, what could be causing this?Lola is a 2yr old weenie dog. A little over a year ago she slipped a disk in her back and had surgery. Now she no longer has use of her back legs. She has done about 3 sessions of acupuncture, to try to help her get some feeling back.

  • Is it okay to abruptly stop prednisone treatment with my dog

    My dog had a bump on his toe, which he kept licking repeatedly, along with red eyes. We went to the vet and he was given a prednisone shot and 15 20 mg. prednisone pills to be taken every other day. He is also taking cephalexin. I am really afraid of prednisone's side effects and I'm noticing a change in his temperament after only 1 week, along with occasional panting. Should I stop giving him the prednisone? If I do, is a "weaning off" period req. after 1 wk.? I don't want to argue w/the vet:(

  • My dog has diarrhea what can i give her

    What kind of medicine can i give her she weights about 45lbs.

  • My dog has increased thirst and excessive urination

    My dog has increased thirst and excessive urination, with increased licking and panting. My male JRT has increased thirst and urination over past 3 days. He has always been a licker, but that's increased alo (I think its nervousness) and was panting tonight also until he got up to get a drink and piddle. What's wrong with him?

  • My dog just got done breeding, and his Penis is still hanging out

    Male dog Penis is hanging out... My Male Maltese just got done breeding my Female Yorkie and his Penis is still hanging out...Is this bad? and What should I do?

  • My cats nervous system has failed..what to do?

    my siamese cat gave bith to 4 kittens after which she got ill...we took her to teh vet but the dr said she has infection in her uteris n they admitted her for like a week n now her nervous system has failed n she also has got a tumour...so what should we do now???

  • What age should I expect my puppy to have her first season

    at what age should i expect my bicon x poodle puppy to have her first season and should i have her spade before or after

  • My lab dog developed seizures at 8 years old and had a tumor

    why does some dogs get seizures My lab developed seizures at 8 years old and had a tumor. How does a tumor develop

  • My dog has a rash all over her belly & some of her fur fell out.

    I have a 13 year old short hair border collie beagle mix, fo r2-3 years she has had bladder control issues. We've been to a few different vets and ran I have a 13 year old short hair border collie beagle mix, fo r2-3 years she has had bladder control issues. We've been to a few different vets and ran tons of tests, 2years ago one of them said she'd only live a month or two. The only thing I found to stop the accidental urination was changing her diet (on my own ) to Cooked grd. Beef, brown rice & green beans. We have now supplemented it with chewable vitamins. If we vary from it & give her dog food ( just tried blue buffalo) she starts to have uncontrolled urination. The problem I'm having now is she has a rash all over her belly & some of her fur fell out. Could this mean she lacks something in her diet or is it something else? She doesn't,t have fleas, she does have small tumors here and there. She also licks the rash so any of the ointments don't stay on long.


    Please help me with the following questions.I have an 11 week old puppy which I have inside all the time,except for brief walks on my lap and the visits to the vet. He has had his second vaccination 16 August and the last one will be 30 September. The vet has told me that I can walk my dog out since he has not stepped outside the house at all, but I want your opinion too. Is it absolutely safe for him to start walking outside or should i keep him inside until he has his third vaccination? Also, I want to know when I can start giving him a bath in the tub? I now feed him three times a day ,when should I switch to two times? Can I give him cooked chicken breast and pasta and canned food as well as dry kibble? Please answer as soon as possible.my e mail is [email protected]

  • Wounded dog trying to lick wound. what to give to calm her down

    wounded dog Wounded dog, constant trying to lick wound. What to give them to calm her down. My yellow lab has a huge wound which she is healing from, an 8 inch scar, and a small hole that can't be stitched up. She has a collar and is normally a very calm dog but she keeps on trying to lick her wound. We are in France on vacation and the vet here gave her calmivet which appears to be pretty potent and we were hoping to give her something less strong. She whines and is agitated. Is there anything less potent to giver her?

  • My cat started meowing in a loud, guttural, painful sounding meow

    Loud, guttural, painful sounding meow? Over the last year my 7 year old cat has started meowing in a loud, guttural, painful sounding meow. It is usually combined with widened eyes, flattened ears, and running around at full speed from room to room. Usually he meows like this just before he has to use the litter box, but increasingly he meows like this at random times. He has myocardiopathy and receiving medication. I have also had to move twice in the last 3 months. Are there specific reasons why cats meow this way? Stress?

  • My Dog a 11 year old beagle has back spasms

    My Dog a 11 year old beagle has back spasms as my vet calls them she is on predisone once a day everyother day and tramadol twice a day also robaxin twice a day. She is still on not getting better. her tail is between her legs on the day she doesn't get a predisone. An x-ray was taken her discs near her neck are some what comprised,she is fine with everything else eating fine going to the bathroom normal but her tail hasn't come up its been 2 months and i don't want her on the predisone any longer what is the problem?

  • Is it safe to give both meds at the same time with my dog

    can I give tramadole for pain and metronidazole at the same time my dog has been prescribed tramadol for pain and metronidazole is it safe to give both meds at the same time.

  • Is it safe to use Oragel on a puppy for teething?

    My 4 1/2 male Shepard puppy is teething. Is it ok to use Oragel on his gums?

  • My puppy is limping and not weight-bearing on one of his front leg.

    Golden retriever puppy, 5 months, usually very active and playful with his brother. Still walking around and doing his business, but not running around and refuses to put any weight on his right front leg, Palpitated around the hips/shoulders and elbows, and only pain is from touching the 2nd toe, around the pad, there is no damage to the pad or anything stuck in the paw.

  • Does my dog have pancreatitis?

    We have a 6 yr old female lab that was recently treated for a urinary tract infection. On her last day of medication she stopped eating, became lethargic, is vomiting and developed diarrhea. Till now she has been very healthy and never turned down food. On the third day we took her to the vet. She had a blood test which showed ALT levels above 5000. We had x-rays taken, but they showed no obstructions. An ultrasound is next. Until then she has been prescribed Metronidazole 500mg, cyproheptadine 4mg, cyerenia 6mg and denamarin. Is she suffering from liver failure,could it be pancreatitis or something else?

  • Our dogs eye was popped out of its socket earlier today

    We rushed her to the vet. They put the eye back in and sewed her eye shut. She seems very uncoordinated and antsy at the same time should we be worried. What signs should we be watching for to know if she is in distress

  • Dog has been holding up hind leg, torn tendon?

    Does a dog hold its hind leg up when it has a torn tendon ?

  • Elevated alkaline phosphatase levels

    My dog, Lucy, was recently diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her blood work on 9/1/2010 showed an amylase level of over 2,600 which caused the vet to diagnose pancreatitis. Her High alkaline phosphatase level was 193. The vet placed her on IV fluids for three days. Today, Lucy had more blood work done and her amylase levels were down to 1141 but her High alkaline phosphatase levels jumped to 737. A previous vet misdiagnosed her and gave her medications for fever and infection.

  • Dog has ear problems; flaking and smelly

    My 1 1/2 year old Chihuahua ear's have been really smelly for these past couple of weeks. I took a look at them today and the skin around and in the ear were flaking and there is a clear secretion that is coming out of it and was scabbing. A couple of weeks ago my father cleaned my dog's ears. What can I do for him?

  • Hair loss dog; suggestions for hair growth

    I have a three year old Pit bull and I have taken him to the doctor and had him tested for mange and they said he did not have it. The vet gave him a shot and gave me some shampoo to bath him in but his hair is not coming back do you have any suggestions?

  • How long does it usually take for ear mites to clear up?

    Foster cat diagnosed w/ear mites. Instructed by the vet to irrigate each day and instill 4 drops of med. Done for 3wks. Still crusty discharge from ear. Last irrigation, purulence was attached to a piece of the "crud". Was advised to keep regimen going. Concerned a more serious conditions may exist but don't want to challenge vet. Scope eval. never done to rule out Staph or Yeast. Want him to find a good home but must get ear issue cleared up first. Please advise.

  • Cat foodl; human food

    I have two questions - both related to supplementing my cats' food with human food. I keep reading how salt is bad for cats, yet their cat food has salt in it. Do I assume correctly that it is the amount of salt that can be a problem? And if so, how much is too much per meal? Also, I just read about steatitis being a problem with tuna. Can this also be a problem with salmon? I often cook up salmon heads and collars and use the meat (and some skin) for pet food. Is salmon also too high in unsat.

  • Masticatory Myositis

    Dear Dr Mike, A while ago you answered a question regarding masticatory myopathy from a Rich and Linda. The symptoms they described match exactly those of our 5 year old retriever. Only he has no problems at all eating and exhibits no visible jaw or any other pain. I was wondering what is the long term prognosis and what can we expect??? Also is this a common condition and how is it caused and what are the treatments? Look forward to hearing from you :) !

  • Incontinent Dog

    please help I have a 4 yr.o boxer bitch recently i had her at my local vet as she was leaking from behind, he did scans, a kidney test, a urine test, etc. They were all clear but he said she had a new bone developing near her bladder. He gave me medication to tighten her bladder but it really hasn't helped much. What else can I do? Would nerves make incontinence happen? I rescued her 2 years ago as she was being badly treated. She has also started to bark a lot recently, she never did this before.

  • Cat broken leg; drags legs.

    My 3 week old kitten drags her legs every time she moves, Are they broken and will heal?

  • Dog has rapid heart rate, is confused, and will not eat or drink

    My 17 yr old dog is: shaking head very confused falling & circles rapid heart rate not recognizing food or water

  • Atropine eye drops for cataracts

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  • Is kaopectate safe to give a dog with diarhea?

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  • Why does my dog have diarrhea?

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  • What can I do for a cat with a nose that is stuffed up?

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  • My dog ingested a small amount of oxycontin

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  • Why is my dog losing weight so fast?

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  • What is a good diet for a cat that is Siamese?

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  • Why is my dog crying lately?

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  • My cat is vomitting, losing weight, and has a decreased appetite.

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  • Is homeopathy for dogs effective?

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  • my cat is having trouble with passing urine

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  • My cat has his head cock sideways and seems unstable

    just been getting worse by the day

  • My dogs tummy is looking really swollen and tight.

    Pot Belly in older dog My 13 year old span x lab had an operation two months ago to remove large lump between front legs on tummy.The vet thought it was cancerous,she also lost a lot of blood during the operation, which they thought may be due to the disease. She recovered well from the op, but has since steadily got fatter and fatter 2.5 kilo since the op, on the same amount of food. Her tummy is swollen looking and tight. She is always hungry, mostly bright in manner, but has some quite days when she just sleeps.?

  • My pregnant cat is bleeding, and has stopped eating

    she started bleeding a week ago and stopped eating,since we dont have good vets in our area my doctor dad gave here a course of antibiotics which immediately stopped the bleeding the next day, but she hasnt resumed eating,although she's alert n active but still im worried

  • My 8 year old Boxer dog, was just diagnosed with cruciate ligament

    My 8 year old Boxer, was just diagnosed with cruciate ligament r. The surgery he wants to perform is very expensive and I wanted to know if this surgery is worth performing? He says they go in cut the bone, reposition and install a meltal plate.

  • I just discovered a fluid filled sack that seems like a cyst in my dog

    fluid filled like cyst around my chihuahuas armpit I just discovered a fluid filled sack that seems like a cyst in my chihuahuas armpit. it's move able and doesn't seem attached or hard. is this harmful?

  • My dog has a white lump that formed over her inner ear

    my dog has a size of a pea hard white lump that formed over several weeks on he inner ear what could this be what would cause this and what is it

  • My dog's nose seems to be crusting over the opening

    My minature schnauzer is 14 years old and we've noticed his nose seems to be crusting over the opening - sort of closing in. Is his ages causing this?

  • Our six week old kitten is running a fever of 106 degrees

    What is wrong with our six week old kitten? Our six week old kitten is running a fever of 106 degrees. We took him to the vet today and they couldn't find anything wrong with him. His muscles are giving out on him, and he can no longer stand or walk around on his own. The blood tests they took for him have come back normal. His two brothers and mother seem to be just fine, and are moving around like they usually do. He's always been the slowest of all three kittens. Do you have any idea what could be wrong with him?

  • My dog ate chocolate and is now very bloated what can I do?

    Is there something I can do for my dog who ate chocolate (among other things) and who is so bloated that he now looks pregnant?

  • Can a dog spread hepatitis B by clawing someone

    can a dog claw a person with hepatitis b and then claw someone else and that person come infected heptitis b

  • Why does my dog have sores on top of his head and in his ears?

    Ask A Vet? went to feed my golden retriever tonight and noticed bumps on his head. after looking closer they are scabs. thgen i looked and on the inside of his ears are the same way

  • My dog started yelping every time she gets up from laying down

    My 4 1/2yr old GSD is some type of pain My 4 1/2yr old GSD started yelping every time she gets up from laying down. I also noticed she may whine while laying down even while sleeping. It just started yesterday after she ate at her usual time around 4-5pm. After bout 2hrs.or so I opened the door to let her out when the loud yelping occurred. This is the first time and she's do her next heat soon. Shes never been mated. Pls help Thank U

  • Does my dog have cancer?

    My dog has a small bump on her back side, the size of a bug bite. I am worried because of all the talk about boxers and Caner, should I be concerned?

  • how common is a floating dog bladder post surgery surgery?

    Have you ever heard of the bladder floating after surgery and adhering to area of surgery which creates a hole in the bladder? Hence the bladder leaks, fills the dogs inside with leakage of fluid and eventually takes the life of the dog. Just didn't know if this is common or not. Very sad situation!!

  • Is there a one-time treatment for demodectic mange, or is it a lifetime maintenance issue?

    I have a red-nosed pitbull terrier. I am seeing little bald spots here and there, including one on his tail. I have another dog and they play rough. Some of the bald spots have noticeable little cuts from the dogs playing. But, not on the other spots. If my dog has demodectic mange is there a one-time cure? If not, what kind of treatment would the pup require and would it be a lifetime treatment? Thank you.

  • What can we do about this rash on my dog?

    My dog has a bad rash on his stomach. We just had a pool put in. do you think this could have something to do with the rash? What can I give him to get rid of the rash?

  • My dog ate a ace bandage. What do I do?

    My golden retriever ate a ace bandage. What do I do?

  • How does a histiocytoma behave as it heals?

    I believe my dog has one on his back (appeared out of nowhere as a red hairless bump with slightly bumpy texture; no pain or irritation). It appears to have lost the red and is not oozing a bit. Any suggestions? Worth a vet visit or is this how they heal? Thanks in advance!

  • Why is my dog constipated and uncomfortable?

    He is not eating and only drinking water. He has been trying to poop for the last 5 hours and is moving rather slowly and is restless. What is wrong?

  • Why is my neutered male cat spraying?

    In the past 2 years my 10 year old neutered male cat has begun randomly spraying in various areas around the house. About a year ago my boyfriend and his infant son moved in with me and the spraying became a daily occurrence targeted at their stuff. I have taken him to my vet who tried him on Amiltryptiline, which didn't work - he got grouchy and peed anyway. Feliway doesn't work, either with him (he goes and remarks within 1-2 hours). I don't want to put him down or give him up. What can i do?

  • Could a suden dog cyst be cancer?

    Our Domindem Pitcher has a lump or cyst on her rectum it appeared within 24 hours, any ides what could have caused it?

  • Why is my dog urinating frequently?

    I have a 10 month old Yorkie, he seems to constantly have to urinate and it's driving me crazy. He is kept in a crate while I am at work and has a hamster like drinking water holder in his crate. As soon as I come home from work I take the water away but he is still constantly having to go. Am I giving him too much freedom of water or should I eliminate it to a certain amount? Right now he is 9.2 pounds. What is the appropriate amount of water he should have per day?

  • Will my cat have pregnancy problems?

    Does a big tom cat breeding a small female cause birthing problems? We have a young female that is rather small and our tom is on the large size if they breed is she likely to have problems delivering?

  • Should I wait to spay my dog?

    A recent study showed that Rotties spayed before a year have a 1 in 4 chance of bone Sarcoma. Breeders say to delay spay of giant breeds until the dog turns 1. I don't really want to go through heat with a giant breed dog ever again. But I want to do what is best for my dog. Spay now, or in a few months?

  • What will happen to my dog after surgery?

    We have just been told our German short haired Pointer of 8 years needs to have lumbo-sacral distraction operation. We know something has to be done but are unsure of the risks involved. Do you know of any history of the operation making him more uncomfortable afterward or nerves being caught that give him more pain? I would love your opinion.

  • Why does my 7 month old dog lick fabric?

    I have a 7 month old Corgi/Chihuahua mix puppy. She is constantly licking fabric, whether it is the side of the couch, a pillow case, my sheets, my clothes, etc. She doesn't chew, just licks. Any idea on why? It is driving me crazy.

  • What do I feed a dog with kidney's disease?

    My 15 year old dog has kidney diseases and I am giving her LV under the skin 3 times a week. The problem is she does not want to eat any kind of dog food, she begs at our dinner table for our food. What can I feed her? I have tried every dog food on the market and she will NOT eat.

  • What to do for cat lymphoma?

    My cat was diagnosed with lymphoma in the throat. He is 10 years old. How do you know when or if he is in remission and for how long after the cat goes into remission do you continue to administer the chemo and cortisone therapy?

  • Why does my dog have a swollen nipple?

    What is that cyst that has grown out of the side of our dog's nipple? The nipple was swollen but not open. In the last 3-4 days it has grown in size and actually appears to have "exited" the body out of the side of the nipple. We are contacting our vet; however, I have been unemployed since summer and my spouse is retired. We have always cared very well for our pets but were wondering if you had ever seen or heard of this activity before? Urgent, please respond quickly.

  • Any advice on a lower protein homemade diet for a dog

    Dear Vet: Elevated ALT & Low Protein Homemade Diet My 7-year old female Walker Coonhound has had an elevated ALT for 6 months. Range varies from 158-400, usually in mid-300s. Tried lower protein dry kibble and Denamarin. No change. Could you advise a lower protein homemade diet I could make for her? The commercial and prescription kibbles have too high of a protein level, and the ones that are lower have inferior ingredients. All other blood panel levels are completely normal and she has no signs of liver or other disease. Thank you!

  • My dog's neck has swollen glands, what's going on??

    I have noitced my vizsla has swollen glands on both sides of his neck. They about the size of an egg. He is still eating, but wines like a typical Vizsla. He's very active for 10 years old. Will this go away by themselves or is a vet visit required?

  • Why is my 12 year old dog coughing?

    Lady has been coughing and now her face and neck are swollen with labored breathing. She still eats a small amount and drinks. What could be her problem?

  • My dog is itching and scratching until the skin gets raw

    I have a brindle boxer that was born with demodex manges in her bloodline. She was treated and has been fine for the last 4 1/2 years. Recently we had to put our 10 year old Japanese Akita to sleep, due to her overwhelming health problems. The two were very close. About 6 weeks ago, she started itching & scratching at a constant rate. She's raw in areas including front paws, left side of abdomen & chest area. She can't stop nipping at her paws. Bathed her in hydrocort shamp/lotion. Please help

  • Is the locking jaw mechinism in dogs a myth?

    I have a lab and pit bull mix and my new apartment won't allow him because they are afraid he has locking jaws. Does he?

  • Does trans dermal prednisone cause more bone softening than oral administration in cats?

    I have a 17 year old cat with daily vomiting & weight loss. Other drugs tried. Most recently prescribed is Prednisone? Told that trans dermal causes bone softening more than oral forms. Is this so? If so, over what period of time?

  • My dog is having some bleeding from her rectum

    I have a 6 year old mini schnauser she is having some bleeding from her rectum we took her to a vet and the doctor said that it wasen't her anal glands the doctor also said that she has very little bactera in her stool but treated her with Epinephrine to slow if not stop the bleeding what else could it be please

  • What can I do for a dog with a brain tumor?

    If a dog has a brain tumor, can Phenobarbitol prevent seizures or just reduce the number of seizures. Can Phenobarbitol prevent gran mal seizures? Or does it just reduce the possibility of a seizure? Are brain tumors common?

  • Why are my dog's paws blistering?

    I've got a dog, pointer/weimeraner mixed. Her paws blister, peel, and then scab over. The process then repeats. No fleas, and she is indoors. No one around here has a clue what it is! Please help. She can't even walk because it hurts her. Thanks for your response!

  • What is wrong with my cat's paw?

    My cat 5 months old came into living room crying and holding paw up was in pain. Looks odd but don't think it broken. What should I do?

  • Why does my cat have no energy?

    My four month old male kitten has gone off his food, has no energy and moans when I try to pick him up. He doesn't even want me to rub his belly, please help.

  • My dog has been chewing on my Christmas Cactus

    My Scottish Terrier has be chewing on my Christmas Cactus. Do I need to do anything for her, like causing her to vomit or ? Is it poison to dogs, what do I look for...

  • My cat is having bowel troubles

    my cat is having bowel troubles for the past three days and her stool is entirely liquid. i have not changed her diet and she appears to be fine otherwise. she does not go outside. is there anything you can suggest?

  • My dog has unusual seizures... please advise!

    Hi! I have a 4mo chihuahua who is 3lbs. Two days ago she had a seizure. She was very weak, if she would sit up she would either fall to the side or her front paws would give out and she would fall forward, when she laid down her front paws would curve inward, and he entire body sort of wobbled. This lasted for about 3-4 HOURS. I brought her to the vet immediately the next morning. Her xrays and bloodwork came back negative and I was told to watch her over the next few days to see if another seiz

  • My cat has recently loss 10 pounds and not eating and lethargic

    My cat has recently loss 10 pounds and not eating and lethargic and absent stare in her eye. please let me know if the cat has worms, has been running off, the last 2 days, had to look for her.

  • My dog has a spot on his leg, been there for 3 weeks

    cancer? Hi, my st bernard/brittany mix has a spot on his leg maybe 1 1/2 inches across that almost looks black and I keep putting bitter apple on it so he stops chewing at it. It has been there for about 3 weeks that I have noticed and has not healed. Any ideas of what this is? He is an 11 y/o healthy dog. I feed him Blue Buffalo, clean water and give him lot's of exercise. He has never had a hot spot. Should he see a vet? thanks! Theresa

  • Can metcam give a dog kidney failure?

    my persian just had her right front leg amputated three days ago They prescribed buprenex and metcam for a week.Now we only give her.2of buprenex.Ampuat is a major surgery and she is depressed and seems like the medication isn't helping I read Buprenex is for mild surgeries and metcam is not fda approved and can give kidney issues. Shes been licking her rt kidney area so its raw and has been jumping up like shes been having sharp pain. do you think metcam could be giving her kidney failure?I'm going to get her a bloodtest tommorow.I feel helpless andI loveher

  • My cat has a large lump on the underside of her stomach

    My cat has a large lump on the underside of her stomach,it went away but grew back. What could it be? Is it a tumor of some kind?

  • Is it okay to put sabb on a hematoma in my dogs ear

    i put sabb on my dogs ear that the vet told me was blood clots. my dogs ear is so swollen.

  • My dog is 14 yrs old, off balanced, eyes twitching and head tilting

    my dog is 14 years old and just all of a sudden went off balanced, eyes twitching, fulling over, and tilting his head what could it be? my dog is 14 years old and just all of a sudden went off ballenced, eyes twitching, fulling over, and tilting his head what could it be? He seems to be fine in all other aspects eg; eating, drinking, wanting to play.

  • Umbilical hernia is getting larger, more dangerous for my dog

    How do I know if an umbilical hernia is getting larger or more dangerous for my dog? Are there ways so that it doesn't worsen? My puppy was born with an umbilical hernia. It has steadily grown but I attributed it to his growth as well. Now I think that it may be getting more serious. How can I assess this and prevent it from worsening as I live in a rural community in LAO PDR and don't have access to any veterinary surgeons till about December this year. Any suggestions?

  • How much valium can I give to my 4lb Yorkie dog?

    how much valium can i give to my 4lb Yorkie? I need to knock him out completely to pull some really bad teeth and trim him too if I can. My Yorkie is 4 lbs and puts up a horrible fight when I try to clip his nails or cut his hair. I have to pull several really bad teeth and give him a hair cut but I need to knock him completely to get this done. I have some valium. How much valiiun can I give to him without hurting him or killing him? Thank You!

  • My dogs stomach is rock hard and he's shaking really bad

    My dogs stomach is rock hard and he's shaking really bad and cries when he gets picked up. What's wrong with him? He's eating, drinking, and using the bathroom fine.

  • Would i be able to give my dog 25 mg of celebrex? he's 48lbs.

    my dog had stomach problems a few weeks ago from eating a rawhide. Took him to the vet and ran every test they could. Everything came back negative so they prescibed him pain meds and a blad diet, which seemed to work. A few days ago he got into my bathroom garbage. He's still having bowel movements but seems to have an upset stomach again. I don't get paid for another week and can't take him to a vet till then. Please keep my e-mail confidential.-Rebecca

  • Does my cat have cancer, bleeds from his gums, swollen lymph nodes

    Does my cat have cancer if he keeps bleeding from his gums and has swolen lymph nodes? i have a male cat who is about 14 months old. I had him sterilized about a month ago. he was sent home still groggy and escaped from his basket and stumbled on the stairs. there was a little blood in his mouth and the next day he was fine and normal. Around ten days later he developed some bleeding from his mouth. His gums appeared black and swollen as if there were clots in them. I took him to the vet thinking this was a complication of the fall. The vet cleaned his mouth and gave him a shot of antibiotics twice over three days. However the bleeding did not stop. My husband is a doctor and thought we can give him clindamycin and prednisone for a week.The vet had also given him vitamin k but it did not help. Neither did our prednisone and clindamycine.He also had swollen lymph glands in the inner thighs and his neck.In addition he developed a red spot on the back of his shoulders as if his skin was breaking down and one of his back legs became really swolen but did not seem to hurt if touched or pressed gently. so we went back to the vet who suggested a blood test. The cat had a low platelet count and in addition anemia with a haemoglobin count of 5. he also had raised number of lymphocytes . his liver function and creatnine were normal. The vet then started giving him oxytetracycline shots and prednisone shots. these were given for five days. He stopped bleeding from his mouth but had rectal bleeding. we felt it may because of the prednisone so we treated this with flagyl and two days later all bleeding stopped and he was eating better - upto six times a day. previous to this he was still eating but needed coaxing. He had fever in all this but no diarrhea excep one stool which i noticed was liquidy. Also no vomitting. He has been drinking water too. so now we took him back for a check up after his two good days. But he sitll had fever and so the vet suggested we give him some vibramycin. I was reluctant too as his course of flagyl had not ended yet. And now this sunday he started bleeding from th mouth again and looks miserable and will not eat and is listless. all these days i also noticed he would try to eat the gravel of his ltter box or lick the pavement outside or the walls when i took him out for a bit. i assumed this was some sort of Pica because of the low haemoglobin. We live in Karachi Pakistan where not a lot of diagnostic tests are available and where vets are not that well trained. So i have no idea what this is. can it be some kind of lymphoma, or can it be dengue fever. Dengue fever is widespread here amongst humans and we have to be careful to not get bitten. Can cats get Dengue fever? I am really at a loss here. I rescued this cat from a garbage

  • My Dog with itching hair loss and many other symptoms.

    I have a Boxer/Coonhound mix. He is 3 years old and intact. When he was around a year old he developed itching, hair loss, shaking his head constantly, hyperpigmentation of the skin, and he smells awful. He also eats a ton but never gains any weight - he looks completely starved. Sometimes the symptoms will subside and he will grow his hair back, but they always come back. At one point he was completely bald. He has been treated for thyroid, mange, and bacterial infections.

  • My dog has serious bites from another dog to his face area

    He's a min pin and got attacked by our other dog who is part malamute. Bullet has gash marks on top of head, back of neck and maybe eye damage to right eye. How can we treat this. We can not afford any vet care.

  • My dog has what I think was a stye on her upper eyelid.

    stye My dog has what think was a stye on her upper eyelid.... I used warm compresses soaked in calendula tea and it finally drained on it's own. There is hair loss in the area where the stye was. Is that normal and will the hair grow back? Also is it possible it could have been another type of infection like a infected hair follicle? Thank You, Robin

  • Kittens poop in corner, not in the cat box

    My two kittens have been born and raised in my house and when they switched to hard food, their mom quit eating their feces. The problem is that they only like going in this one corner. They know where the catbox is and will use it when you place them in front of it, when you catch them right before they go. we have cleaned that area and checked for things that might draw them back there but we found nothing. Their stool is a golden color and is always pudding consistency. What else can we do?

  • Why has my dog's personality changed since we moved 6 week ago

    We recently moved into a new home. My 18 month old Dachshund is a totally different dog. He doesn't approach feeding time with any enthusiasm and is constantly whining for attention which he's always done but not so frequently. Also, he's always ridden in my truck with calm, but now he shakes and jumps around and acts like we're driving of a cliff. I'm getting a car restarint for him very soon but the behavior is still upsetting. Any suggestions?

  • Dog brain injury with disorientation. What now?

    My kitten got spayed had intravenous sedation because she has a heart rummer. coming out of anesthesia, she displayed rapid eye movement and unstable hind quarters. Now a day later, she still has a very wobbly gate and sometimes falls over. the eyes have settled , eats well, but is very unstable on her feet. the vet has explanation. Help what is going on.

  • Doxie my dog does not urinate?


  • Are vivitonin tablets the correct medication for dogs lung disease

    Are vivitonin tablets the correct medication for westie lung disease. What are the side effects of this drug.Her dosage is 1/2 50mg tablet twice a day.

  • The fur on my white bull terrier dog has started getting rusty

    why does white fur discolor? The fur on my white bull terrier (7 yrs old) has started getting rusty colored areas under his neck and on his legs. I know some dogs fur gets stained from licking but his is staining in areas that he can not reach to lick. What causes it and is there anything to whiten it again?

  • My dog has mucous coming out of her eyes and with out any energy

    Does she have a cold or should I be concerned? My Shih Tzu usually has lots of energy. In the last couple of days she has mellowed out a lot. She has mucous coming out of her eyes and is acting like she is sad. The weather is changing where it is warm in the afternoon and pretty cool in the morning. She is current on her shots but is coming up on her first birthday. Should I be concerned or wait and see if it is a cold and it passes.?

  • Will feeding raw meet to a german shepard make it more aggressive?

    Will it?

  • Glucosamine products all right for dogs joints?

    Can you over counter Glucosamine products to your dogs to helps their joints? Like the giving them, Joint Juice Glucosamine + Chondroitin Drink Cran Pomegranate,6.0 EA 8.00 LBS $4.72 , or CVS Glucosamine Chondroitin Caplets Plus Msm, 120.0 CP 0.42 LBS $19.12? Reason, I am asking is because I was looking on a national know pet supply website and of course they sell things like:Super Joint Enhancer Chewable Tablets 120ct #10496 regular price $51.49 on sale $39.99, Which has the active ingredients of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. As you see much cheaper @ store.

  • Any medicine for a dog to ease joint pain and or muscle strain?

    Muslce rub Is there an over the counter product that can be safely use on a dog to ease joint pain and or muscle strain? I have use Vick's vapor rub so far while gently and nice massage the area and she seems to like it. But I did not know if it was okay to use on her I chose it because of be able to use on children. I did not know if I could use something alittle strong and little more lasting or not?

  • Can dogs eat boiled chicken everyday?

    My mom feeds her dogs boiled chicken with garlic powder everyday with their wet food. She keeps out dry food for them all the time. The wet she feeds once a day.What is really safe?

  • How to keep my dog from chewing himself raw, is it skin allergies?

    I think my dog has a skin disorder. I use Frontline plus & vaccuum regularly. He hahot spots on his inner front legs & paws. What can I do to keep him from making himself covered in scabs?

  • How do you treat ear mites in dogs?

    My dog has fleas or something in his ear. he scratches so much that he yelps. It looks like raw hamburger inside with scabs & has a foul stench of something rotting inside. What can I pour in his ear to keep fleas 7 ear mites out?

  • Loss of appetite in dog with tail tucked. What's wrong?

    I have a 8 month old chorkie and recently he stopped eating but drinks water more often than usual he walks with his tail tucked and like he's tiptoeing on his hind legs. What could be causing this? I haven't seen him use the bathroom.

  • My dog is not eating very much and she is losing weight

    do we need to take our dog to vet we lost the sister to her and she does not seem to be eating hardly anything we lost the sister to shadow about 2 months ago and shadow does not seem to be eating very much and she is losing weight they had been together in same pen for 2yrs.

  • I have a 1yr old rottweiler who is limping on his left front paw

    I have a rottweiler who is 1yr old. e is limping on his left front paw. this started a few months ago and has gone from his hind legs to now his front we have brought him to a vet and he has been xrayed with no signs of any problems. would haveing him constantly on concrete do this to him and what can i give him to releive the pain he also has a bubble on his eye that the vet said his 3rd eye was infected he gave us fucithalmic vet but its not cleared up what can i give him for this

  • My dogs are having a hard time walking and doesn't want to eat

    why won't she eat? my dog had puppys 5 days ago last nite she was fine to day she having a hard time walking and doesn't want to eat but she is drinking

  • Treatments for small dog with compressed vertebrae

    I have a 11 year old Chihuahua with 2 compressed vertebrae. I don't know if it is causing him pain. He is too old for surgery and has been given prednisone. He is becoming weaker in his back legs and becoming increasingly incontinent. Is there anything else that can be done for him and will he need to take steroids the rest of his life? I want him to have a good quality of life. I don't like the idea of him wearing diapers and being carried outside to go to the bathroom.

  • My dog has developed a swollen face, redness with his eye

    My 2 1/2 year old chocolate lab within the last two hours has developed a swollen face. There is some redness above his eye, on one leg and on one si My 2 1/2 year old chocolate lab within the last two hours has developed a swollen face. There is some redness above his eye, on one leg and on one side of his chest

  • My dog just threw up, pooped and peed all at once

    My dog just threw up a lot, before I could clean that up she pooped and peed and threw up again. Is she okay? My dog just threw up a lot, before I could clean that up she pooped and peed and threw up again a lot. She's a fairly small dog, a 12 pound cockapoo. She did eat some dirt (potting soil) out of a pot last night. She looks like she feels really pitiful and is not her normal playful self. Is she okay? Is it just a stomach bug or something we should be concerned about.

  • What are the side effects of Carprieve with a dog

    House sitting a dog and notice when off Carprieve breathing better arthritis better. Was wondering what side effects of Carprieve are. She is ten years old and taking four fish capsules per day. Have googled and find nothing. thanking you Carol Morey Toodyay WA

  • My dog has an enlarged heart and dermodex mange

    Dermodex and mitoban Our 3 year old shelter mutt (terrier/poodle) has an enlarged heart and dermodex mange. She is currently taking a diuretic for her heart and an antibiotic to keep skin infections down. She has been having Mitoban dips every two weeks for a year now. However, she still suffers from spots on her tail, feet, chin, and ears. Now I am concerned about the toxicity of the mitoban to her and us. Also, this is becoming very expensive. Should we keep on with the dips? Is there anything else we should try?

  • My cat abdomen is swollen and feels quite hard

    what other illness other than FIP would cause an accumulation of a viscous sticky substance in the bellly? My 10 month old kitten has suspected FIP. His abdomen is swollen and feels quite hard. An ultrasound showed the fluid and a sample of it was sticky and viscous. His globulin level is slightly elevated at 55. He has showed no other symptoms and has a great appetite. I frontlined him 3 weeks ago which didnt work and ive done it again 2 days ago as well as drontal for worms which was overdue. He has had gingivitis for some months.

  • My dogs neck is a pinkish flesh under his flea collar

    pink rash on neck, can it be from flea collar? I looked at my dogs neck today and I saw pinkish flesh under his flea collar. I had loosened it earlier in the week because it seemed tight but when I checked it wasn't tight today. I toke it off and all along where the collar was on the inside of his neck was pink and looked raw. He wouldn't really let me touch it and started to go after the flea collar that was sitting next to me. he keeps scratching at and trying to lick area. What can it be and what can I do to help him?

  • Can we import a dog to California with leishmaniasis

    Can we import a dog to California with leishmaniasis who is currently in remission following treatment? What are the laws regarding this? We have adopted a dog in Italy and want to fly him back with us to the States. He had leishmaniasis and has undergone a course of daily Glucantime injections. He is now in remission and taking daily Allopurinol pills for maintenance therapy. Would he qualify for a good health certificate to fly/enter the country? We will be returning to California. Thanks.

  • What is the reason for off and on feline vomiting?

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  • My dog having some trouble with her bottom fang teeth

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  • Kitten with sudden dribbling diarrhea.

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  • My cat has an insatiable appetite and yet is very skinny

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  • Is a raw diet good for a dog who has had bladder stones?

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  • Can you give flea cream to six week old puppy

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  • Are there alternatives to perinal cysts surgery for my dog?

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  • My dog has a rash around his nose and eyes. what is it?

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  • My dog was stung by a wasp. Should i be worried?

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  • What does it mean if a dog throws up three times in one week?

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  • Can a cat get mange from fox droppings?

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  • Question on luxating patella surgery for my dog

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  • Can a dog take Phenergan for nausea?

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  • My cat has diarrhea with blood in it; what should I do?

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  • Recently my dog began shivering and yelping

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  • My cat's eyes are very dilated

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  • What to do for a dog with loose stool?

    I have a nine week old puppy. I wormed her four days ago. Since then she has been passing loose stool with some mucous. She has also lost her appetite. Where she once had a round belly her sides are now sticking in.

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  • What could cause my dog to have problems standing?

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  • My Shih Tzu has changed his eating habits in the last 2 weeks

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  • How can you tell if a dog is in pain?

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  • Have a question about my Persian cat with digestive problems

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  • Dog pregnancy: past due date with no pups

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  • Cat eye problems: one eye won't dialate

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  • Would egg protein be bad for dog kidney failure?

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  • Need help identifying dog medication

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  • Why does my cat want to sleep on my head?

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  • How long do I have to wait before switching from Rimadyl to aspirin for my Dog?

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  • Yorkshire terrier spayed, now her vulva and teats are swollen

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  • Found a dead mouse in my puppy pool

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  • My dog chewing his paws until they are raw

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  • Cats reaction to leukemia vaccine shot

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  • My dog has had chronic stomach and intestinal problems

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  • My cat has sores on his neck and head what is it?

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  • Will antibiotics alone cure an abscess in a dog

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  • Unknown cause for limping in my canine front left leg.

    I have a 6 year old Lab. He started limping on the front left leg about a year ago. It starts after exercise. Took him to several vets including a specialist. Had x-rays from below shoulder to foot. Found minor arthritis in the ankle but vet thinks it's too minor to cause such limping. He ran around for an hour the other day and was severely limping again. It slightly improved the last two days. The only med that helped so far was Piroxicam. What could this be?

  • My golden retriever puppy to young for Entropion surgery?

    I have a 6.5 month old golden retriever puppy whose lower eyelid is rolling inward. At first it was thought to be an eye infection and we administered drops as instructed. After putting the green dye in her eye, it is believed to be Entropion. Is it best to treat the Entropion now or wait until she is finished growing? Is the eye at risk if we wait to have the surgery?

  • Does dander get worse as a cat gets older?

    I would like to know as cats get older does their dander get worse?

  • Remedy for Dog hind leg weakness

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  • Dog with incontinence sometimes. Is this serious?

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  • Puppy distemper shot with lethargic reactions

    My 8 week old lab puppy was given her first distemper shot yesterday, along with medicine for round worms and fleas (Capstar and Frontline). She was given her heartworm meds this morning. Since mid yesterday afternoon, she has been very lethargic, taking naps for over 2 1/2 hours at a time. Is this normal or should I call my vet for assistance?

  • Cat has goopy eyes and no appetite

    My cat has lost a considerable amount of weight recently and is not interested in eating or drinking. He also has a clear goopy discharge from both eyes. What might this be? He's 17 and within the last 9 months, has lost his hearing and some eyesight.

  • Older dog problems: with appetite, steadily losing weight and pooping frequently

    My 15-year-old pointer/lab has been steadily losing weight over the last few months. Her appetite is fine, but she has also started pooping in the house. I started supplementing her dry Iams with canned dog food and cut back to only a 40-minute walk per day, but she still isn't gaining weight. Yesterday she bleed from her anus and this morning also, and her bowel movements are soft.

  • Can I use a wart remover on a dog (vizsla)?

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  • Hydroxyzine frequency for a dog

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  • Is there pains with kidney failure?

    My 18 yr old cat has kidney failure he spent a few days at the vet for fluids. He has had cancer of the thyroid and has had some removed. My vet told us that the next visit will probably be his last can I do fluids at home and is he in pain? He just lays around in his water bowl I give him water with a syringe through his mouth.

  • Patanol 1% eye drops for my dog's scratched cornea

    Can I use Patanol 1% eye drops in my dogs eye? He is squinting and I think he scratched the cornea. I will take him to the vet on Monday, but would like to help him until then. Can you suggest anything over-counter? Thank you

  • my dog just got bumps that are showing up

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  • Why is my dog snoring?

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  • Can a one year old active dog get arthritis?

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  • biting & jump at play time/dog aggression training

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  • my dog lost the ability to see or to understand objects

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  • Can flea med cause ball spots

    I have a 13 year old cat and recently gave her flea control before going camping. We have been home for two weeks and I just noticed she has a large bald spot on her right side after her front leg. She does not get this medication on a regular basis. Could this be the reason for the bald spot. Also I did have to cut a mat of hair out of her but I don't think that was the same area.

  • Why does my dog have pimples on his nose?

    Hi, I have a male Labradoodle about 15 months old. Recently he developed a couple of pimples on his nose. There is some pus in them. He scratches his nose against the carpet. Is this something to worry about?

  • Is there cat surgery for a kitten without a rectum?

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  • What causes a dog cough?

    My dog has developed a cough and he has not had it like this before.

  • My cat has scabs. What can I do?

    One on the back between shoulder blades, and one on either side of base of neck)and it's itchy to her. I also found a tiny brown bug (about the size of a pencil point maybe a mm) crawling on it's nose. I don't think it's fleas but what causes it and what might be the bug and treatment options?

  • Is this dog tick paralysis?

    Our 8 year Old English Sheepdog girl was in good health until 1 month ago; our son brought home ticks that attached to the dog who was on Advantix 100. We took her to 3 different vets from 1 clinic that missed the ticks. We found the ticks that infested on her. After removing all ticks vet prescribed anti-biotics and Predisone for 30 days. Without the Predisone shes stumbling around and hanging her head low. With the Predisone she acts normally. What could be the problem? Who should we consult? Any ideas or direction?

  • What should I do for a dog heart murmur?

    My dog was diagnosed with a stage 4 heart murmur and an enlarged heart. What do I need to do? I'm not working and don't have much money. What can I do?

  • can a dog use pepcid?

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  • Cat on Amoxil and Metacam

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  • Alternative medication for my dog

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  • my dogs bad breath

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  • Sudden lip color change with my Siamese

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  • Why does my dog have pimples on it's nose?

    Hi, I have a male Labradoodle about 15 months old. Recently he developed a couple of pimples on his nose. Is this something to worry about?

  • What are the effects of a puppy eating an orange?

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  • Can I still get my cat spayed?

    My cat is 1.5 years old and an indoors cat. Last night she ran out of the apt and we found her later with 2 other cats. She has been in heat for the past week and I'm afraid she may have mated and may possibly be pregnant. Can I still make an appointment to have her spayed since this just happened last night? I love kittens but we cannot afford more pets.

  • Feline tendon surgery

    I'm told, my 11 year old feline requires tendon surgery-rear R leg. X-Rays show that his tendon's are deteriorating. There is no stability when the vet manipulates the joint. He had tendon surgery 4 years ago on the other rear leg and recovered just fine. He has been walking with a gait for 5 days now, but is not in pain. His mobility is limited but he still attempts to jump on and off the bed-with some difficulty. I don't want to rush into surgery just yet. Are there other options?

  • How do you get rid of fleas off of kittens

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  • Is it to late to spay my 3yr old dog?

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  • how to treat mosquito bites on a dog

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  • can dogs get constipated?

    My adult min-pin vomited once today and just not acting right since. No appetite, wouldn't accept a treat. Restless and hard for him to get comfortable. do dogs get constipated?

  • Why does my dog have ear problems?

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  • UTI Treatment- 4 year old male maltese

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  • Can Human Benadryl be used for dry skin?

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  • High Platelets in Blood Count, what does it mean?

    My dog, a great dane mix, 4 years old, woke up today vomiting and with diarrhea. I immediately took him to the vet (he actually is spending the night there, which I must admit am very nervous about), he told me that he had a high platelet count and got scared because he was constantly defecating, and with blood the last few times he did. He didn't eat anything out of ordinary, that we know of. What could be causing this? And what does this high platelets count mean? Thanks in Advance,

  • dog symptoms exhibit when the thyroid is under active

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  • Indoor cat age 5 was poisoned by something unknown. Any ideas?

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  • Dog heavy breathing, groaning, dry mouth, legs very cold. What is it?

    My dog was groaning a lot, then her breathing was very heavy and fast, and then her legs and mouth went very very cold. What could be the causes of this, she was like that for one day and then died. Any help would be great on what might have cause this. Thank you.

  • My cat licked some anti itch creams off. Is it okay?

    She licked it off my leg. Will it make her sick?

  • can i use tri buffered aspirin with my dog?

    have just read your answers about buffered aspirin for dogs. i have 115 newfie who had hip surgery 4 years ago. he is 6. i have been giving him novox and rimadyl for past few years. lately he seems to have quite a bit of pain. i am thinking of giving him tri buffered (30mg calcium 40 mg magnesium). there is an undefined coating (enteric?? don't know) on tablet. would you recommend giving him 2 tablets 2X day? thank you for your help and column.

  • Is 14 days normal for sutures to stay in?

    My dog had a nipple removed that had grown large because of a tumor. Is 14 days normal for the sutures to stay in?

  • What is wrong with my dog? What to do?

    I have a German Sheppard,11 years old. 2days ago he started drinking a lot of water and wouldn't eat at all. Yesterday he threw up a green liquid but he didn?t eat grass. He is very weak can hardly stand up and walk and when he walks looks kind of dizzy or sedated. Also has fever, temperature is around 104?F. Doesn?t have diarrhea. He drools in the morning. Yesterday the vet gave him a shot for the fever. This morning he was sick again and vet gave him a shot for fever and an anti hepatic

  • Any dangers to a large stomach

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  • my dog has a heavy skin irritation

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  • Behavioral or diet defiency?

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  • Can dogs eat grapes?

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  • Dog vomiting for 30 mins white frothy foamy substance?

    My morkie dog was vomiting for about 30 mins. He threw up all the food he had and then went on to throw up a lot of white foamy frothy substance, similar to mucus texture. He seemed weary throwing up but now seems to be gradually getting better. He has never thrown up this long in the past. Is it serious? Should I take him to the vet?

  • Potential treatment for dog with elevated creatinine levels

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  • Dog with mobility problems and off balance

    I have a ten month old Cane Corso Mastiff and two weeks ago he woke me up whining I noticed he had gotten sick on the bedroom floor. He was drooling like mad and refused to eat for seven days. He would turn his head to the left as far as he could and whine. Vet did usual work up couldn't find anything. Had him on Cerinia, Prednisone, and Clavamox. He recovered and was fine for about a week. One morning it was like he was drunk and would turn his toes of his left paw under and try to walk.

  • Dog seizure, now no balance and circling

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  • What is Prednicare?

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  • Blood streaks in dog stool, apetite down, sometimes vomiting

    My 8 yr old boxer recently had a stool with what looked like streaks of blood in it. Appetite is slightly down and stomach noise is sometimes present, sometimes leading to vomiting.

  • Dog hip dysplasia, FHO vs TPO?

    I have a 11 month old intact male chocolate lab whom I rescued 2 wks ago & was recently dx with severe hip dysplacia. He weighs 70 lbs. The Vet suggested FHo, TPo at a large university and euthanasia. A brief history about the dog, he runs, walks and plays fine, shows no physical disability, but doesnt sit, jump, stand on his hind end. I noticed a problem a week ago when he plopped down and whimpered , which prompted me to take him to the vet. What is your suggestion on FHO vs TPO vs euthansia?

  • How to prepare for end of life due to lymphoma in a canine?

    We have been going through chemo on my dachshund who has T-Cell mediastinal lymphoma for almost 4 months now. We got a remission within the first month, but that only lasted a week and a half. After changing the chemo drugs around, we are now starting the MOPP chemo protocol. The oncologist said this would be the last best hope, afterward would be pain management and prednisone. What should we expect to see as the lymphoma gets worse?

  • Why doesn't double thyroidectomy cause hypothyroid problems in cats?

    I am aware that double thyroidectomy is an option for treatment of hyperthyroid in cats. I have read that care must be taken not to damage the parathyroid glands and that makes perfect sense. However, I can't find any information explaining why there are no problems with hypothyroidism. Please can you shed some light on this? Thanks

  • Dog surgery worth it to remove polyp from bladder?

    My dog is a 6-year-old Kerry Blue Irish Terrier. Two years ago, we noticed a small amount of blood in her urine. We quickly arranged an appointment with a local vet in town. They discovered a large mass in her bladder and found irregular cells. They first believed it was cancer but with further study discovered it was a polyp. She still has trouble going to the bathroom and the urine only trickles out. The blood level has gone down quite a bit but seems to rise when she exercises. Would it be worth her to undergo surgery to remove the polyp?

  • How much wheat bran to use to supplement my senior dog's regular diet?

    I have a 13 yr old Bichon poodle. He is also on glucosamine and a liver supplement. How much wheat bran should we add to his normal food. Due to the high content of the current kibble he has, we are also (vet recommended) supplementing 1/3 of his portion with brown rice. He still seems to be hungry at night and his poop is not as large and round as healthy poop should look like. How much wheat bran should we use in his diet?

  • Is this a serious overdose of antiinflammatories?

    My dog had anti inflams prescribed. She stole the bottle and ate the last 4 that were in there. She was supposed to have only one a day. Is this an emergency? Will she be ok? She is just 7 months old.

  • Is it possible to obtain another cat if our current cat is thought to be a Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) carrier?

    My cat had his eye removed when he was about 9 weeks old because it was swollen and medication did not help. They sent the eye in for a biopsy and it came back that it was probably FIP. At that time the vet told us that he would not live to be a year old. Well now he is over 3 years old and healthy, so the vet now says he is a carrier for FIP. What I am wondering if there is a possibility of obtaining another cat or is there too much of a chance of the new cat getting FIP and becoming sick? Thank you Kelsey

  • How do I remove dog plaque?

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  • Is my dog's tail dislocated?

    My dogs tail is swollen mid way down. It seems uncomfortable to touch but not painful. Last night she kept her tail tucked down but not as much today. There is a noticeable bend but all range of motion seems normal.

  • My cats stool is soft and has blood in it. Why?

    My 1 year old cat has been passing blood in his stool for the past 3 days. I don't know whats wrong. There is no visible worms or things in his stool. His stool is soft so I know he is not straining. What should I do?

  • Brown substance around dog mouth

    Hi - My dog had a brown discharge or substance that appears around his mouth. It's been happening for over 6 mo. now. (I live in remote Alaska and can't get to a vet.) It's not his saliva, & he doesn't seem to be bothered by it unless I wipe or mess with it. What is causing this and any ideas how to heal it? Oh, the dog is a 7-yr old Chesapeak Bay Retriever. Thanks for the help!

  • My dogs injured. What do I do?

    We have a super active 2 1/2 year old lab/newf mix that injured his right rear knee or hip. A few days later his right front has sustained some follow on injury. He barely is moving but eats and drinks. Before the injury he was running around the outside of the house at warp drive so I suspect he did something while on the back side of the house out of view. He is taking vet prescribed Tramadol and will see an ortho vet Sat. His tenseness precluded knee/hip exam on first visit. Thanks!

  • Side effects of metronidazole

    Why my dog still have diarrhea and lost her appetite after metronidazole? Jap. Chin dog, 12 yrs old, lost appetite, fever 2days and vomiting. After 1 and half day of metronidazole 62.5mg/bid, last night still had diarrhea, and did not eat a thing since 36hrs except honey and water. How long metronidazole does work on her. I gave her .75mg divided 3 times over night, but did not work.Thank for your advice. Paula

  • Dog reproduction: when does a dotson start her cycle?

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  • Puppy deworming question. What are these white specks?

    I have a 7 week pitbull mix that just got dewormed 4 days ago and has white specks in her stool. Can u tell me what this means? Please let me know I'm worried. This just started today after I gave her milk also.

  • Dog and diarrhea problem (like brown water)

    HelloPlease could you help?My two year old cairn terrier has been suffering with diarrhea for the past two day and has been off any food completely. She is still drinking water though. All she's had to eat is fresh chicken as a treat or a tin of Cesar and dried bakers dog food. Could she have eaten something containing parasites? I do plan on taking her to the vets tomorrow first thing. But I'm getting quite concerned now, as she doesn't want to go out for her usual daily walk. Please help, thanks. Jazz.

  • Could there be a large white puppy worm in my 15 week old puppy?

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  • Ear hematoma in dog three times in less than a year

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  • My cats sneezing. Is it serious?

    My cat is sneezing more than usual, but is playful and active as always, should I take her to the vet or can it be something transitory? We live in a small apartment and don't open the windows often.

  • Can I use many dog flea treatments at once?

    Is it safe to use a flea collar and a spot treatment at the same time? I treat my dogs once a month with flea and tick drop treatments and I was wondering if it would be safe to use a flea collar also.

  • Puppy mange?

    What is puppy mange?

  • Dog yelps for no reason

    My dog yelps sometimes when he gets up or laids down. He has been sneezing. He has a reverse sneezing episode this weekend. I check his ears for infection but didn't see wax or smell any bad odor. He has no limp or any other signs of abnormality on his body.

  • Right course of treatment for dog with thyroid problem and a nail bed infection

    I have a 3yr old English Springer (28kg) who has been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and is on soloxine. At the same time he started limping and his nails are lifting. vet has removed 4 nails and a swab revealed staphylococcus pseudointermedius. He has been 2 weeks on synulox and 1 week on baytril but does not appear to be improving. Is not limping but reluctant to move. Am not walking dog and am bathing feet in hibiscrub and giving rimadyl for pain relief and is wearing a cone to stop licking.

  • Any information on alternate Cushings disease in dogs?

    I have a Bichon with a pot belly for some time now.(3-4 yrs)She was tested for Cushings with the low dose test about a year ago and again with the high dose test about a month ago.Both tests were negative.At our last groomer visit she felt a bloated abdomen.So I took her to the Vet.They did an xray and an ultrasound to find an enlarged liver.Liver numbers are only slightly elevated.They want to test for an alternate Cushings that has to do with the sex homones.Have you heard of this?Any info?Thnx

  • Loose stools in rescued kittens

    I rescued 2 feral kittens(approx 3 months & 2 months)two weeks ago.I am feeding them Purina Kitten Chow. Their stools are soft but not watery. They've been de-wormed, and fecal tests are negative. One suggestion has been to feed them chicken and rice and another has been to give them Metamucil, which seems unusual as it helps with constipation. Is either of these ideas sound? What else do you suggest? Please help as I'm really tired of such frequent cleaning of a very smelly litter box! Thanks

  • Is this a normal virus that dogs get?

    I have an 11 month old american bulldog who got sick last Saturday. He was puking, uncomfortable, and loss of appetite. The vet said he caught a virus from the boarding kennel he stayed at a lil over a week ago. He is on antibiotics but didn't like the kaopectate at all. We did diet food for one day. He was doing great yesterday. This morning he puked again and has no appetite. He has normal stool, no fever, no change of food. He was very uncomfortable again this morning. Is this a normal virus?

  • Does mosquitoes cause dog hair loss?

    Hello, I have a two year olf black lab mix, who is around 35 pounds. She is loosing hair on her chest and the inside of her legs in patches. There are a lot of mosquitos but I am not finding any bites and she is inside most of the time. Is this serious, or could it just be caused by the mosquitos? She is not scratching a lot. There are a lot of patches, what can I do to help it? Thank you for the help, Lauren.

  • Dog has no bowel movement in 4 days

    I have a dachschund who is physically well, lots of energy and alertness, but he has not had a bowel movement since Thursday last week. He has become skittish of walking onto our yard from the deck. He has a good appetite and is urinating well. What would be causing this?

  • Does my dog have kennel cough without phlegm?

    my 1 year old border collie had kennel cough about 6 weeks ago at the time there were lots of phlegm. i have noticed she has started coughing again this time with no phlegm. could this be a different strain of kennel cough?

  • Suddenly showing signs of aggressive dog behavior

    5 year old beagle mix has started showing aggressive behavior to other animals including ones she grown up with, also a recent weight loss.

  • Dog diet: what to do if your dog doesnt eat dog food?

    he only eats human food, but sometimes dog treats. Sometimes he vomits and crys or wimps..... please help he is only 8 months.... a pure bread pomeranian

  • How do I prevent an infection if my dog has just lost a nail?

    My dgo had been limping around the house and was licking is one foot. Every time I tried to look at it he would pull away. I then noticed that his "thumb" was bleeding all around the nail. About an hour later I noticed that the nail had completely fallen off. I am concerned about infection and if the nail will ever grow back.

  • How much should a dog sleep?

    My newly adopted approx. 2 yr. old terrier mix sleeps about 75% of the day even though he has lots of toys and I am home with him most of the time. This is in addition to spending 7-8 hours overnight in his crate. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Thank you.

  • Cat nails digging into pads-why?

    My cat is a 10-11 yr. old long-haired Siamese, with diabetes. I trim his nails, but I've noticed in the past month that 3 of his claws have gotten "rounded" and are digging into his pads. I won't trim them bcuz I don't want to hurt him. We are taking him to the vet soon, but what causes this? Will those nails have to be declawed? I shutter at the thought of doing that to him.

  • Dog breath smells unusual and he struggles to bark

    hi i have a 3 year old labradane. I think my dog has a throat infection..? He is off his food, is struggling to bark and his breath smells unusual. I cant afford vet prices, what can I do?

  • Dog weight loss, hairloss and yellow tinted fur after having puppies

    what are common dog illnesses in colorado that cause weight loss and hairloss. my female pit bull had puppies on June 13th. since then she has lost a lot of weight she has hair loss and a yellow tint to fur

  • Synergism between baytril and azithromycin?

    Can a synergism occur between baytril and azithromycin?

  • My cat's tail is twitching no-stop and she's not acting like herself

    My cat's tail is always twitching (this started yesterday night) and she is constantly licking/biting at it. She laid down in the litter box today (which she has never done), and hissed at my mom after she tried to pet her (my cat had rubbed up against her leg like she wanted her to pet her). She's just not acting like herself. What could be wrong?

  • My dogs whining. Why?

    My 12 yr old yellow lab is moaning and whining. He's not eating as well as he usually does. He is still drinking plenty of water but he lays around and whines. What could be ailing him?

  • Does neutering prevent these dog tumors?

    My 8 year old, male, unneutered Pekingese just had a benign tumor removed from his tail. The Vet said he did not get all the cells and it may grow back. My question is if it is possible that this or other tumors he may get in that area are due to him not being neutered.

  • Why surgery wasn't recommended for bilateral luxating patellas in dog?

    I have a 4yr old Lhasa Mix that weights 20lbs, his knees have always been bad. The second vet graded both knees a 3 and they luxate in and out!! She didnt recommend surgery just recommended Adequan Inj's which have been working well. Maybe once a month he needs Metacam usually a day or two before his inj. I am wondering why neither dr recommended surgery for him, and should I pursue it more, or treat him as I have been. He gets Glucomine/MSM treats and Omega 3 treats daily. He plays like crazy and only hesitates on steps when its getting close to his inj. Thank You

  • Sudden low back/base of kitten's tail tenderness

    Our 8 month old kitten (who lives with her mother) seems to suddenly have tenderness in her low back/base of her tail; when we touch the areas, she meows in pain. Was she bitten in a fight with her mother? They do play rough. Could she have fallen? We intend to take her to the vet but are worried about the costs of x-rays, extensive tests, etc. She doesn't seem to want to play and seems depressed. Still eats and uses litter box normally. Any advice/ideas?

  • What are deramaxx side effects?

    Lab was on deramxax for hip problem had to be taken off it and still has very loose stools like diarrhea and acts like he doesn't feel good. He is now on flagyl.

  • Dog advantage problem. Why does my dog react this way?

    My dog is a mixed breed, weighs about 70 lbs and once a month I use Advantage flea medicine on him he starts going nuts rolling around the house and especially out in the yard. This is the worst I have ever seen him act this way. He is drinking and eating. Does he have an allergy to the medicine? What can I do to help him?

  • Dog liver enlarged with lesions and fluid retention

    we noticed her abd.right away took her in lab work and pills for 2 weeks..lab work only got elevated after the 2 wks.we got xray and u/s showed a lot of fluid and u/s showed enlarged liver with destructive lesions.the vet says draining the fluid would be worthless it would return within 24hrs? She is on lasix 50mg 2xday and keflex 50mg 2day will this work? or is it impossible to remove that amount of fluid with pills. she is eating and drinking well.

  • Swollen puppy eyes with pus and two large growths on both side of his neck

    My puppy has pink swollen skin around his eyes, that have pus oozing out of the corners and two growths on his neck. One on each side about the size of a ping pong ball. They are very soft and palpable. Could his problem be a calcium deficiency?

  • Symptoms of cat calici and changes of survival?

    we got him at the spca and they neutered him before we could bring him home. when we got him home he was very sick and they told us he got an upper respiratory infection. we took him to the vet and he was dehydrated and had calici. very worried. what do I do? are the symptoms and chances of survival?

  • Growth on dog butt and she keeps biting it open

    my cat is about 5 yrs old and has a growth on her butt and she keeps biting it open. she seems to be in pain when she walks and wont really sit down on her bottom. she is eating good and going to the litter box good. should i worry about this growth today or should i wait till the vet is open to figure out what it is?

  • What medication can I use for dog joint pain?

    Can I give my dog 200mg of ibuprofen or 500mg of Tylenol for joint pain? He is 70 pounds. He is having pain in his front legs from a previous car accident.

  • Rescue kitten sudden death. Can you tell me what happened?

    My daughter rescued a 3 week kitten from some birds who were pecking him. He at that time had blood coming from his nose. He seemed to recover from that and was acting fine except excess drinking and urinating. He died today after a routine blood draw. After the stick he became disoriented and died within 10 min. The autopsy looked normal except the kidneys were a little off. The vet is sending them off to the lab. The vet wondered about allergic reaction to the alcohol, but no problems before.

  • My dog vomited worms

    could he have caught it from doggy daycare? What kind of worms are they if he vomited them?

  • Dog penis is dry and has bumps that bleeds

    my dog has dryish skin around his penis with small bumps that sometimes bleeds

  • What can help demodectic mange treatment?

    I took my dog to her vet on tuesday and they found that she was positive for demodectic mange. They gave me promeris for her condition, but she's still scratching and itching. How can I help her stop itching, and is it possible for the mites that cause the mange to make people itch as well?

  • Lump underneath my dog's eye?

    My 5 year old Bichon Frise Callie has a large lump under her right eye, about the size of a quarter, that developed over night. It doesn't seem to cause her pain when I touch it, but it is close enough to her eye that the eye is slightly shut. She's less energetic than usual, and she won't lie with that side of her face on the ground. What could this lump be?

  • White dog fur discoloration

    I have a 2 year old Great Dane. He is a tuxedo color, black with a whit chest. Recently his fur on his sides have gone from a Jet black to a dirty brown color. It looks as if he has rolled around in some dirt, but I bathe him and the dirty brown remains. Is this a problem and what can I do to get his shinny jet black color back?

  • Kitten limping, should I take to vet?

    Our 13 week old fell off the back of the sofa 2 days ago and could not put her back leg down on the floor for an hour or so, since then she has been playing and eating and sleeping well but is still limping on it,. She is definitely putting more weight on it since yesterday, but is still limping, should I take her to the vet?

  • Can I give Sam-E if Prednisone is being used?

    I have a 10-yr old Golden Retriever diagnosed with an insulinoma. He is taking 10mg of Prednisone 2x a day. Can I give him Sam-E to help with his liver enzymes?

  • Dog stumbling and can't keep balance

    My 10 year old dog is having trouble walking as I have seen before due to ticks, but she has no ticks or worms . Her gums are a light pink and she is stumbling and falling as she tries to walk her feet come out from under her as if she cant control it.

  • Cat teeth: lost her front right canine and won't eat and is lethargic

    cat came home - right canine was missing mouth obviously sore - will not eat- 2 days - is losing weight and is lethargic doesn't like to be picked up and is just laying down all day has had very little to drink also. tried warming up food/fish and chicken - not interested and also special cat milk - only drinking small amount of water

  • Dog stomach continuing to be upset?

    My 1.5 year old min pin has suffered from intermittent "spitting up" and loose stool for several months. She seems to see the vet about every two weeks or so. She has been given B-12 shots, treated for worms, given metronidazole, given antibiotics, etc. These treatments seems to work for a while and then it's back to same again. Her blood work is great. During an episode, we see mucus in her stool occasionally streaked with red blood. She then gets very lazy, and we can hear her stomach growling

  • Dog ingested a lightbulb

    My 11 month old black lab ate an "energy smart" light bulb this morning. I gave him bread and some metamusil. He seems fine so far, but do we need to worry about toxins from the light bulb?

  • Scabs under kittens' chins and on top of head

    My two twin kittens have scabs under their chins and on top of their heads by their ears. What would cause this? They are indoor only. Ive checked for fleas but they still scratch. But my other two cats do not do have any of those symptoms.

  • Which is better for my cat: wet or dry food?

    ..Considering the dental problems wet food can increase the occurrence of. Is wet food going to benefit my cat that much more considering the dental problems it can encourage (regardless of whether or not I give her regular dental care and cleaning)?

  • What is roundworm? Is it the same as toxoplasmosis?

    Is roundworm the same as toxoplasmosis and how does this effect babies and pregnant women?

  • Cat hair loss from my cat pulling hair. How to fix?

    Earlier this year, my cat had an accident with an animal trap where he lost a huge chunk of muscle in his rear right leg. We couldn't afford to get x-rays, but we got a cast for him, pain killers, and took care of most infections. Lately, 6 months after the accident, he's been pulling out his own fur, and areas around the leg and hind area is losing fur quickly. He isn't bald, but hair comes out easily in these areas. Are these two happenings related and how do I stop it?

  • Odd kitten behavior. What is wrong?

    What does it mean when a kitten urinates themselves, has no appetite, and just lays around?

  • Are these symptoms of canine Cushing's disease?

    My mom's dog has developed some symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but we haven't confirmed anything yet. He drinks more, loses control of his bladder (though not quite as often since she switched his food), he eats like he's starving, he gets spells when he gets really hyper, and he's become very aggressive towards our cats over the past few months. He never used to chase them, but now he chases, shows his teeth, and even bites at them sometimes. He's also even a little more aggressive with us.

  • What could be the effects of an electrical shock in a cat?

    My sister's blind kitten chewed through an electrical cord and was shocked. His behavior has changed. His nervous system seems to be in overload. He is confused and has stopped using the litter box. He is sensitive to noise. Could this be from the shock? This happened 4 weeks ago. The vet can find nothing wrong with him.

  • My old poodle has dog cataracts. Where should I take her?

    My vet has advised me to have the cataracts removed in my 13 year old poodle. Should I take her to a local ophthalmologist vet, or the nearby UC Davis vet hospital? I need to know the difference in the costs as well as the care.

  • What can I expect from my dogs pregnancy?

    She's 1 month pregnant, is it normal for her to cry, and pace back and forth? What is expected from pregnant dogs? She's a toy poodle. I'm a little concerned. Thank you.

  • Dog anal bleeding after deworming. Should I take him to the vet?

    My 8 week old siberian husky pup was wormed yesterday. He now has diarrhea and is straining when he wants to poo. I noticed a small amount of blood on his bum after his last attempt to poo. Should I take him to the vet? Brodie

  • What is diabetes in dogs?

    thank you

  • My dog's stomach makes gurgling noise

    Sam's stomach often makes loud gurgling noise loud enough to wake me and will not eat. He does not seem to be in distress. But is uncomfortable. I have watched over him during his walks to ensure he does not eat what he finds.

  • Dog vomiting more over time

    I have a 14 year old rat terrier who, for the past couple of years, tends to vomit when nervous or eats something she's not supposed to. Lately it has increased from occassionally to monthly weekly now daily. Sometimes just yellow bile but most of the time it's whole food. She was hospitalized about a year ago eating ant poison. Her lab work was fine with slight hypoglycemia. She has no other symptoms or changes in weight, appetite, activity, or personality. Help?!

  • Dog just ate her vetropolycin what should I do?

    My dog just ate her vetropolycin not sure what I should do?

  • Dog vomiting with head shaking

    My dog vomited 3 times and she is shaking. She looks sad and tired. The vomit was clear and in the middle was white. Yesterday she ate chicken and today she ate just a little bit of bread. She is a shih tzu and she is only 3yrs.

  • What are some side effects of the antibiotic novalex?

    The vet put my dog on the antibiotic Novalex 500 mg because of an infection in the wrinkles of his face (he's a boxer). Since he's been on it he has been really sluggish. I would like to know what the side effects are but I can't find anything on it when I google it.

  • Will my dog get sick after he ate a small piece of onion?

    He's a miniature austrailian shepard. He weighs about 11 pounds. He only ate about 1 tsp. of onion. Will he be okay?

  • Preventing dog bloat

    "Jack" has had x-rays, ct scan of his stomach and heart, and has now had his tummy drained three times. He doesn't act ill, doesn't over eat or drink, does his business regularly, but bloats about a half inch each day. I'm afraid and don't want to put him through trauma once a month. What do I do?

  • Dog behavior - car aggression

    We can no longer keep our 15 month old german shepherd/belgium mix in the fenced in yard because of his behavior toward cars and trucks. He runs up and down the fence, barking madly, jumping at the fence and snapping his teeth. The neighbors have filed complaints and say they are terrified of him. This happens even when we are in the yard with him. It is a little better, he no longer barks at vehicles unless they go down the road beside our property. Walks are almost impossible. Help!

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