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I'm going to try to explain this as best I can without confusing anyone. My cat keeps opening/closing his mouth like he's eating...but he's not...there's also a little bit of thickish saliva? Coming from his mouth also. Tries to eat and drink..but cant..or not very well anyway. Other than that he's still his playful,purring, cuddly self. Any ideas? I want to bring him in but I'm not sure how your after hours prices differ from regular hour prices.
That one would be difficult to figure out without seeing your cat. Cats are amazing as in they can be very, very sick before they start showing symptoms. Possibilities? Difficulties breathing, or something is going on inside his mouth, or even something as simple as nausea. Cats can have heart problems that make it difficult to breath. These are mostly guesses. I sure would have him looked at tonight in case it is something serious such as breathing issues or something dealing with his mouth or throat. We do not go into emergency hours until 8pm, so if you can get there soon it is regular office exam of 48 dollars. Emergency hours, all prices are the same, there is just an extra 50 dollar fee for emergency hours before 11pm. A little more after 11pm. I hope he does ok for you.
Hi my dogs been on for nausea pills for about 4 or 3 days he's doing very well should I take them off
It depends upon what he is on them for. If the situation was that he had vomiting or nausea and your vet put him on it, and he is now eating well, and has improved. Then, yes, I would go ahead and take him of the medication. Sometimes dogs are on this for complex diseases or issues. If that is the case then I would call and talk to your veterinarian first. But, for an issue like I first described- discontinue to medication and see how he does. You can always start them back if needed.
My Doberman was on Apoquel for 7 days and the last couple of days she became very lethargic. Also she acted as if she hurt to get up and down...up and down stairs too. She was fine other than itching issues. We immediately stopped it but she is not getting better. Of course the vet thinks maybe arthritis. This dog played like a puppy and runs like a greyhound. She does not have arthritis. Any other complaints like this. She acts like it takes everything out of her to walk!
So sorry to hear about your doberman. I know how difficult it is to see our babies in pain. Apoquel is a fairly safe drug with very few side effects. So, I am worried that something serious is going on, and it is just a coincidence that these symptoms are occurring after she was taking Apoquel. I agree that it probably isn't just arthritis symptoms that we see in aging dogs and cats since these symptoms usually occur gradually. It is possible that her movements are a reflection of pain in an area other than joints. Or, possibly she just feels so bad that the effort of moving around makes her appear in pain. This is when it would be so nice if our patients could talk. I highly recommend having her checked out again and running blood work to rule out any issues with kidneys, liver, blood count, etc. Also, sometimes if time has progressed since the last exam it may be easier to detect with a physical exam the exact source of pain or discomfort. You may want to consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Cindi Welch (if you are local). She has advanced training in internal medicine and is our go-to doctor for difficult or puzzling cases and 2nd opinions. If we can help you with any more information, please give us a call at 817-478-9238.
My cat does not open one eye,not easy to take to vet.
That's a tough situation. Cats certainly can be difficult to take to a vet. Unfortunately, eye problems can evolve into something serious, so if there is a way, I would try to take him/her in. A couple of possibilities could be using a crate. Or you can take a laundry basket, put the cat into it, and then cover the top of it. One thing that might be easier is to place them in a pillow case. The crate or some type of cage is the best way to transport them. You can also talk with your vet, he or she may prescribe a tranquilizer which may make it easier to transport them. I hope it works out and he or she gets care for the eye.
Can you give Benadryl with Richards organic pet calm?
I cannot locate any contraindications. You might contact Richards directly as they will be completely aware of any issues with their product.
Hi I was wondering if you could email a copy of an application to work in the clinic, I'm a student and would like to get some clinic hours and use my animal care abilities and experience as I work towards finishing my pre-requisites to get my DVM. I'm starting my online classes soon so the work wont get in the way of my classes. I've been a Kennel Tech for my friends mom at Reigninstars Pomeranians for about 6 years and just recently left Country Acres Kennel due to conflict in animal care opinions and priorities. I have a letter of recommendation from ReigningStars and will happily forward it to you, thank you for your time. Lucas Schmidtke (772) 979-4226 email@example.com
Lucas we usually have applicants come in for the application, but I will try to locate a copy that can be emailed for you.
I need help bad . I just got out of a house with 7 cats and 3 dogs . Now I just got two cats . Well I think one had mites cause now both of my cats are itching and got dandruff . Which I read that dandruff well walking dandruff is mites or mange . I thought it was food allergies but I looked and both of my cats have same symptoms and my mom older cat has dandruff bad I just took flea comb and all I got was flakes . Anyways I went to the vet and he did no test nothing didn't even look at my cat and just said chin acne . My cat has it bad and he said to use acne ointment well that didn't work . So I tried vetericyn and that help a lot . But I got to do it everyday or it comes back . I call a different vet and they said u can't get rid of it . Well I read that spraying house with spray can kill them so I did . Not with my two cats around but it has been days since I sprayed . I just moved in and both of my cats are itching with flaky skin . The vet said to use fish oil omega 3 I been using that and it don't work .anyways no vet wants to help me they all are rude . I read that revolution or advantage multi can help mange so I use it but still they itching . I got borax for my laundry read it kills mites . But I read to kill them u got to use flea treatment and shampoo. Can u use apple cider vinegar on them I read it's not dangerous that's what people use to kill mites or lime sulfur dip . Im tired of getting no answers and them being rude . Please help me im getting itchy skin and pimples on me and I read that mites can cause that . I was going try vinegar and water says it's safe for cats and I guess keep them on revolution and use medicated shampoo but there's tons of shampoo . I just get told use revolution and that's it . That u can't get rid of mites . Well this problem just started in June . And I was living with 7 cats and three dogs . And our neighbors have 3 dogs they don't take care of . So im thinking maybe that's where all this started not sure . But please help me .
It sounds like you have tried a lot of treatments. I am sorry you have met with less than positive responses. If it is actually mites they are obstinate little creatures. They must be eliminated in every area from yard, house, covers, automobiles, carriers and of course living creatures. The treatment has to be all at the same time and repeated in about ten days. If you have a medication already for your cats I would suggest treating them and isolating them away from possibly infected areas. Local home improvement stores should carry an insecticide that specifically kills mites. Use this to spray your home as directed on the label. Wash all bedding and curtains with an appropriate treatment. Spray the yard and finally clean and treat the carpet. I would strongly suggest if you have mites to go to your family physician for medication. This may require a follow up treatment.
My 6 month old yorkie started acting really strange she looks discombobulated and acts like she wants to go to sleep when she walks she can't walk straight.
This is one of those times that you should take your puppy as soon as possible to see a veterinarian! They symptoms you describe could be caused by many different things so it would be impossible to say for sure what is going on. It could be hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or seizures, or liver issues or neurological disease. She definitely needs to be seen by a veterinarian. Hopefully it won't be something too serious.
I accidentally gave my Maltese a whole Apoquel. Should I be concerned?
Apoquel is actually very safe. It won't be a problem that you gave a whole tablet.
My cat has had explosive diarrhea for the past three days. I'm not sure why. I haven't changed her diet and I've been changing her water constantly so it's fresh. I've given her a little bit of pumpkin to help but I don't know what to do anymore.
Explosive watery diarrhea, regardless of the cause is not good. Stop giving the pumpkin because that will make it worse. Is she still eating? Does she act sick? Even if she doesn't appear sick she probably doesn't feel good. Cats are very good at hiding how sick they are. I would highly, highly recommend that you take her in to be checked out. Take a fresh sample of the diarrhea if you can. They will want to also check for intestinal parasites but other diseases and illnesses can cause diarrhea as well. I hope she does all right.