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My dog is 4 months old we changed is dog food in now he has not ate in two days he keeps throwing up he only will drink his water but he vomits the water to his stools are very watery in i believe its blood in his stools what can i do he is a rednose pittbull mixed with lab he has shots but when he was born i think he was born may the 5th
I am very concerned about your dog. If he has not eaten in 2 days, is vomiting and has watery diarrhea he is most likely already dehydrated. Parvo virus is still what I worry the most about, and is the most common cause of the symptoms you are describing. There can be other causes, but the first thing I would be worried about is Parvo virus infection. Very often only one set of puppy vaccinations will not protect puppies from disease. Because of how the immune system works, puppies need a series of shots every 4 weeks until they are 16 to 18 weeks of age. If not, then they are prone to disease. I really recommend that you take your puppy in as soon as possible. If you are not in this area, check on the internet for emergency clinics or 24 hour clinics. If there are not any, then check to see if there is a veterinarian who is willing to come into their clinic on a Sunday for emergency services. In this situation it would be much better to be at a 24 hour practice if your puppy needs hospitalization, otherwise your puppy would be left unattended at a clinic that has only 8 to 5 hospital hours. I hope your puppy does oK.
My dog is a rednose pittbull mixed lab he is not eating in he has been throwing up in when he tried to use the bathroom just recently changed his food so what do i do
So sorry that your dog is ill. Is he a puppy or an older dog? The first thing I worry about in Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixed breeds is Parvo Virus. Some breeds are more susceptible to this virus than other breeds. The Pit Bull breed is one of those breeds. If your dog is a puppy or a young dog and has not been vaccinated for parvo, or has been vaccinated, but did not receive the series of vaccinations, then Parvo Virus should be put at the top of the list. Parvo causes vomiting, diarrhea (which soon becomes bloody diarrhea), lethargy, inappetence and profound dehydration. Death, especially without treatment, is common. Since I don't know the age or vaccination history of your dog, this is just something you need to be aware of. Other things can cause vomiting including bad food, food poisoning, foreign bodies, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis.... just to name a few. If your dog is really ill, you should seek veterinary care immediately. If your dog still feels good, vomited only once or twice and then stops, you can withhold food for a few hoursand watch him- he should start to feel better if it is something like an upset stomach. But if he continues to vomit, gets worse, or starts to get blood diarrhea you should seek care as soon as possible. There really isn't a good over the counter human drug that you can give to stop vomiting. If it is something simple, then withholding food and water for a short time will usually do the trick. But, if he is really acting sick, don't wait, take him straight in.
I'm new in the area and my daughter's cat is investigation in flees so now my dog is as well I've tried over the corner treatment but a friend said maybe I should ask a vet about a pill I could get to help
Welcome to Arlington!! I'm not sure what type of over the counter flea product you tried, but the good news is that there are several different types that not only kill fleas that are on the pet but will also help control fleas in the environment. Some of the products require a prescription, but if you want to just pick one up that doesn't require a prescription come in and ask for Frontline Plus. The "Plus" part is an ingredient that controls fleas in the environment. You will need to pick up Frontline Plus for your cat, and one for your dog. Be sure you use the cat product on your cat, and the dog one on your dog. Use this product once a month. Just realize that it doesn't kill fleas immediately, it takes a few hours. And also if you have a lot of fleas in the environment, they will be constantly hopping on, so when you see a flea you may think it isn't working. It is working, you just have new baby fleas hatching out and hopping on for a ride. One thing you can do to help is vacuum frequently and throw the contents away each time. Wash pet bedding. A fogger set off in the house will help. But if you have a closed environment (house and fenced in yard) then just by using Frontline Plus you will eventually achieve a flea free environment, but it may take several months, just depending on how bad the flea problem is. Hope this helps
Hi, I was wondering how much you guys charge for a consult and testing to see my cat. I think he has feline interstitial cystitis but I don't have a lot of money.
I understand about having a budget. It's always difficult when our furbabies are ill, because we all want to take care of them. Our office exam fee is $48. After the examination, the doctor will discuss with you what he or she thinks is going on depending upon your history, description of what is going on and what was found on the examination. From there they will discuss what the next steps should be and work out what the best course of action would be depending upon what you agree to. I highly recommend making an appointment with either Dr. Lindsay Robinson or Dr. Cindi Welch. All of our doctors are excellent, but we are a feline certified clinic and they are our cat advocates. I'm sorry that your cat is having problems. One word of warning, if your cat is having urinary problems and he is straining to urinate without actually producing urine, seek emergency care immediately. Male cats have small urethras compared to female cats and if they are producing crystals or struvite, or have stones, they get a blockage and can't urinate. This is a painful and life threatening emergency that absolutely can't wait. So, be sure and watch for that. Hopefully the problem will be a simple resolution.
Well now when I wipe my cats eyes her eyelashes are coming off on the washcloth . Does herpes virus cause that or Cali virus or mycoplasma? I just read that 6 different things could be it . Also I looked at her upper and lower eyelids they look gross like red color maybe conjunctivitis kind look like raw meat. Is that from the herpes too ? She not having any other symptoms right now just eye problems . I read that the pcr test won't be accurate unless they are sneezing a lot and have runny nose plus eye discharge too is that true ? I type in friendly feline vets but there's none around me.both of my cats are having eye problems but no other symptoms. Well not right now anyways . Just not sure if pcr would show anything if they not sneezing or have runny nose or not congestion.
Sorry I didn't answer immediately. I wanted to check with some of our doctors who work frequently with complicated feline medical cases. I know we have had several conversations concerning your cats and you are doing a great job of getting educated about chronic respiratory diseases in cats. If your cat has a conjunctivitis, especially one that has been ongoing, the eyelashes will fall out from the infection and inflammation regardless of the cause. You state that her eyelids are really affected with her conjunctivitis, but one cannot differentiate whether it is a viral infection or bacterial infection based upon the appearance of the eyes. Although Herpes virus is more likely to cause corneal ulcers. As to your question concerning whether the PCR test is accurate if a cat is not currently showing respiratory symptoms such as sneezing and congestion- that is a very good question. Herpes and calici virus shed sporatically, so very often, even in cats with full blown symptoms you may not get a positive herpes test even if that is what is causing it. But, because the PCR test is very accurate with all other types of infections, then if all the tests comes back negative on the panel , but the cat has a chronic respiratory infection off and on, then herpes is the most likely cause and leads us to a much better treatment plan because everything else has been ruled out. As far as testing now, since your cat has conjunctivitis and no other symptoms, the recommendation is YES, do the test because the eye will be swabbed as well as the back of the throat. Because your cat has a very active eye infection you should get accurate information from the swab (except with herpes, which we already know is not going to be a reliable result if it is negative). Dr. Lindsay Robinson had seen a cat that had chronic respiratory problems for 5 years. It was assumed it was a herpes viral infection. She recommended PCR testing. It came back positive for mycoplasma and the cat's respiratory problems cleared up after the appropriate treatment was implemented. This is why it is so important to do PCR testing in chronic respiratory infections in cats. I realize you are in Oklahoma. I would recommend that you make an appointment with the College of Veterinary Medicine in Oklahoma. They can help you if you do not have a veterinarian near by that can do the testing. One other note; it has been recently found that probiotics can help with the immune system and may help with chronic respiratory infections in cats. Hope this helps
Yes a average of cost in the arlington texas area for fee to euthanized a old pitt that has been giving lassicks to help his panting. He is suffering and can get confortable. Where and how much and then what do I do with body when I can't afford to cremate and then bury or .....
It is so difficult when one of our pets are older and are having health issues. I'm so sorry. One recommendation would be to talk to your doctor about increasing the dose of lasix. I assume from what you say that your dog has congestive heart failure, although other diseases can cause the symptoms you are talking about. If it is congestive heart failure changing the dose may make your dog more comfortable. If he is not on any other type of heart medications, there are several we use now that can help improve the symptoms. The cost for euthanasia can vary quite a bit depending upon which clinic performs it and the procedures used for the euthanasia. Probably between 100 to 200 dollars. Veterinary hospitals contract with outside companies who handle burials and cremations. The Animal Shelter in Arlington will also perform euthanasia and take care of the body for you. Since it is a tax supported facility- that will be where you can find the most affordable option. Faithful friends will perform cremation and burial. You can contactthem directly to see if they provide a package for you that is more along the lines of what you are wanting. Again, I know from personal experience how difficult it is when trying to work out and arrange all of this.
I apologize for all the questions. If it IS hypoglycemia is it sonething that can wait until normal hours? I hace 4 kids in bed, and do not have the money for an emergency visit. Is there something i can do for her at home until morning?
I'm so sorry. You are in a difficult position. I don't know if it is hypoglycemia or if it is something else. You ultimately will have to decide whether she needs to go in tonight or not. If she is doing well tonight, then that is on the positive side. If it is hypoglycemia, make sure she eats a balance meal tonight, then you can set your alarm and check on her later tonight, feed her some more. If that is what it is, then that will help. Then take her in the morning. It is so difficult to give advise when I don't really know what is going on and can't see the patient. So hopefully these guidelines will help you make your decision. If she has made it for 2 days, that is helpful. I hope it goes well tonight. We are there all night if you need to call for advice.
My male cat is 3 years old and spayed. He has started to pee on things two days ago. I don't think it's an infection and I'm not sure what to do. Please help.
If your cat has been neutered, is an inside cat, and it has not been a problem with them urinating in places before outside the litter box then there are several different possibilities of what is going on. Cats do have behavioral issues. If they are stressed (company, new furniture, changes in environment, etc. ) they may start urinating outside of the litter box. But, urinary tract infections are common in cats. An infection will make them want to urinate more frequently, and as part of that they may start urinating outside of the litter box. An exam and urinalysis will help determine if that is the problem. One other very important thing to know. Cats can have small stones, or crystals that can plug the urethra making it difficult or impossible for them to urinate. If your cat is spending time in the litter box (or other places) trying to urinate but not producing urine, that is usually why. In that case it is an emergency situation. They are blocked, can't urinate, and their bladder is filling up. This is a very painful condition that will cause kidney damage and eventually death. Sometimes clients think their cat is constipated because they are straining in the litter box but in fact they are trying to urinate but cant'. This is a BIG clue that tells you that they are blocked and need emergency treatment ASAP or they will die. If you are unsure and you want to sleep tonight without worrying, then a trip to your local emergency animal ER may be a good idea.
Im thinking my puppy may have eaten a frog or toad. She is occasionally having short seizures, after which she sleeps. She is eating normally, and still quite playful. This has been happening since last night. How long does it take for this to stop?
Toad poisoning is an emergency with a high incidence of fatality if it is not quickly treated. Anyone who suspects there is toad poisoning should immediately rinse the mouth out with water to get rid of as much venom as possible and then rush your pet to the animal ER. Symptoms include a sudden onset of severe drooling, head shaking, pawing at the mouth or eyes, overheating, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing and sometimes seizures. The species of toads that cause this are the Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius) and the Marine Toad (Bufo marinus). The good news is that since your puppy is eating normally and is playful, then it is most likely that toad poisoning is not the cause of your puppy's symptoms. Seizures are definitely not normal in a puppy. You need to definitely take your puppy in to your veterinarian to have her checked out, and most likely have blood work performed. The are many reasons a puppy can have seizures, but one of the most common can be hypoglycemia. Hopefully what is going on can be easily treated.
My 8 year old Jack Russell mix is in need of a back leg amputation. In Feb 2015 we had a tumor removed to the tune of 2800.00. The tumor was a little bigger than a golf ball. Ended up being a nerve sheath tumor. Path report indicated the margins were not clear. Fast forward to now .... of course the tumor is back and getting big ..almost in his paw now. I cannot afford another couple thousand. Is amputation affordable? I love my Odin and don't want to put him to sleep, but something has to be done. Suggestions please ... I am desperate!
I'm so sorry about Odin. I completely understand that you want to explore all options, and just from what you have written amputation may be the best way to go to prevent further spreading of the tumor. Not sure without out knowing more. Most likely amputation would be less expensive than removing the tumor again- if the tumor is large and invasive. There is a lot of things to consider and an examination of Odin, as well as additional history and information about the tumor is needed to be able to give you a better idea of treatment options and costs. I would highly recommend setting up an appointment with Dr. Cindi Welch at our hospital. She has advanced training to better access and handle complicated cases and receives referrals from other clinics for diagnostics and treatments. Dr. Patrick Hubka is our surgical director and very often Dr. Welch will do the preliminary assessments and then refer to Dr. Hubka for surgery. If this is something you would like to pursue you can call 817-478-9238 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Welch or go to our website home page and request an appointment. I am with you on this- Odin is such a young dog to have to give up yet. I hope everything turns out for the best.