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What can i give my puppy if he bloated?
There is no way to know what is causing your puppy's bloated stomach. Is this a nursing puppy? Is this an older puppy that is on puppy food? Is this puppy eating? Is the puppy acting sick? Any symptoms of diarrhea? If the puppy is older than 6 weeks, has it been vaccinated?, checked for intestinal parasites? These are just a few of the questions we ask ourselves when we examine a puppy that appears bloated. Sometimes the answer is very simple in that the puppy ate way too much food and is now bloated. I wish I could give you a simple or easy answer. If you puppy is ill or acting sick, or the bloat is severe your best best is to take him or her to your veterinarian to be on the safe side. Hopefully it will be something simple and not overly serious. And, if it is something as simple as ate too much dinner, then happily it will be an easy fix- limit the amount of food you feed. Good luck- hope everything turns out.
Hey... I just found out that both of my baby dogs have roundworms.... What can I do... What medicine can I buy... Or what can I do.... Around how much would it be to take it to hospital????... Help me please
OK, first of all, so that you don't worry, roundworms are rarely serious enough that you need emergency treatment. So hopefully that will help. I take it you have puppies? Usually we see roundworms most commonly in puppies is why I'm guessing you have puppies. Are you sure it is roundworms? Maybe a friend said that your dogs has roundworm?? Although over the counter dewormers are sold in grocery stores and feed stores, I would recommend NOT buying these products to give to your dogs. There are several reasons for this. Some pets have reactions to these medications. Also puppies can have many different intestinal parasites. There are different medications for different parasites. A veterinarian will run a fecal lab test to determine what is going on with your puppy and then will select the best medication depending upon what is going on. Some intestinal parasites such as hook worms can cause bleeding into the intestine and ultimately anemia. Some puppies are so severely affected with hook worms that they even need a blood transfusion. Coccidia can cause diarrhea and illness and it takes a specific medication to treat that problem. It is very important to provide good preventive health care for puppies and because educated about what your puppy (or kitten) needs in the way of vaccinations, deworming and nutrition. Heartworm prevention is VERY important. These are all things that you should know about and that is where establishing a relationship with your veterinarian is very important. Your veterinarian is the best source understanding what is needed for your puppy's health and preventive care. Our hospital offers discounted puppy and kitten packages to encourage owners to bring their babies in every 4 weeks to get the puppy vaccination series and to address all questions that make come up from diets to house training advice. Your veterinarian may offer something similar. So, in the end, I really encourage people to take their puppies in to a veterinarian to make sure they are getting good medical care for their pet. I hope this helps, and have fun with your babies!!
I need emergency help?!!!I have a puppy that I just bought 4 days ago.. He's very sick... I am worried... I can't sleep at all.... He pees very yellow.. And he poops liquidy looks almost like blood with a real strong horrible smell... We believe that he has heartworms he have found a couple when he poops.... I'm terrified... I have gained alot of love for my puppy Romeo.... And I can't let him die without trying everything in my hands.... I Don want to give him surgery do to the fact that he is only 1month old and he's a baby.. And Ive heard that only 40% die with surgery... And I feel like he's to little to handle it.... Is there any treatment /medicine that would be highly recommend???!??!!!?!!!?!!!?!?!!??!!! ╯﹏╰
If you are seeing all the symptoms that you describe, you have a very sick puppy and you need to take him in to a veterinarian. He does not have heartworms. So you don't have to worry about that. Heartworms are worms that live in the heart and are transmitted by mosquitos. He is too young to have heartworms. So, I don't know where you are getting your information, but you don't have to worry about heartworms in a young puppy. They cannot test positive for heartworms until they are 6 months of age or older. You don't have to worry about heartworms or any type of surgery for heartworms (which is not how heartworms are treated). But, having diarrhea like you describe is not good at all. Whatever is causing those symptoms is serious. He needs medical care. You need to take him in to a veterinarian to be looked at and treated. Usually those kind of symptoms you are describing will not resolve on their own. Puppies also do not have a great amount of reserves. They dehydrate quickly when there is diarrhea or vomiting. So, I would take him in as soon as possible. I really hope he does ok for you. He sounds very sick.
What treatment can I use for my two month yeah old puppy with heartworms
If your puppy is 2 months old, it cannot have heartworms. That's the good news. I'm not sure if you mean heartworms or some other type of intestinal parasite. The reason your puppy cannot have heartworms is that it takes 6 months from the time a mosquito infected with the larvae from heartworms bites a dog until the time that the heartworm larvae develops into the adult heartworm. So, what I recommend is that you take your puppy into a veterinarian. This is the perfect time to go in for an exam. Take this opportunity to ask every question you can think of about what it is you can do to make sure you provide the right vaccinations and other preventive care to make sure your puppy grows to a healthy dog. I can not emphasize enough how important preventive health care is to a dog's health. Your veterinarian will work with you and educate you so that you know what is needed. The important thing is to find out what is the best care for your puppy. I think a lot of times people do not realize how much their veterinarian can help them understand and provide valuable advice for how to care for their pet. Congratulations on your new puppy and here's to a healthy life for your puppy.
My shih tzu is about 10 months he seems a little sick..he is eating and drinking water but every few steps he sits down and a couple of times he drags his butt..don't have money to take him in what can I do to help him :, (
It's very hard when they are sick. I understand. If he is eating and drinking that is a good start. If the main problem is that he is dragging is butt, then most likely something is going on with his rear. You can take a look and see if maybe he had some loose stool and that it had matted up the hair around his anus. Sometimes that happens with breeds that have long hair. If that is the case you can soak the area until the feces gets washed out. Having said all of this, there is no way to really know what is going on with your puppy unless a veterinarian has examined him. You may have a flea problem that is making him itch, or there could be an infection, or there could be something totally different that is going on. It may be something quite simple, but if it is something potentially serious you will be glad that you took him in. Has he received vaccinations? Is he on heartworm prevention? Has he been tested for intestinal parasites? If not, this is a good opportunity to get him looked at and get his preventive care done. It is very important to his health to have preventative care up to dayte. If you don't have the finances, check with humane society or the animal shelter for help. They often have discount care for those in need. Hopefully what is wrong will be something simple. I hope all goes OK with him.
Why is my cat losing his hair he is only 3 years old.
This is actually a great question. The answer is unfortunately not simple. There can be many reasons that cats (and dogs) are losing hair. Reasons can include flea allergies, allergies in general, ear mites (hair loss around the ears) or skin infections or other parasites. Some cats will lick constantly in localized areas and the only cause found may be psychological in nature. If you see fleas on your cat, you can start with addressing that problem. Be careful with what you use. I do not recommend over the counter products just because they often don't work that well and you would be surprised how often we see problems in our ER because cats react to the medication. Frontline plus is a product that is safe to use, although your veterinarian can recommend others. Because of the complexity of what is involved in figuring out the cause of why there is hair loss I would highly recommend that you make an appointment with your veterinarian. That would be your best bet in figuring out what is going on.
Our Puppie Peanut hasn't been feeling great the last 3 days! He's not eating at all and is walking very slowly! I am trying to keep him hydrated! Help???
I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy. If he is not eating at all (and probably not drinking) and walking very slowly- that would mean he is seriously ill. Hard to say what could possibly be wrong with these symptoms. When we deal with puppies, I always worry about parvo virus. But, there would be vomiting and diarrhea with that. The other thing I worry about with puppies is intestinal parasites. They can certainly become quite ill with those. But, honestly, it could be just about anything that is causing the illness. I realize it is the weekend, but your puppy sounds very ill. I would highly recommend that you seek out an emergency clinic in your area and take him in as soon as possible. Puppies, because they are young, and little, do not have the constitution of older dogs. They more quickly become dehydrated and more quickly become extremely ill. The best thing you can do is find an emergency clinic in your area to determine what is going on and get treatment. I hope he does OK for you.
If I don't own any pets, where can I take strays to get checked out for free? I'm the one who emailed you about mama cat and baby that was found in my back yard. The baby has a gash on the theigh and a gash on the leg along with a slightly bloody nose. Like I mentioned before mama is trying to care for it. Its still nursing and I'm just afraid that she'll lose it. I'm giving her food to eat and fresh water. The storm has really scared her and now she is in a carrier that I had put out there for them.
You can check your local animal shelter and perhaps the humane society. They have different programs that can help you out. You also might your local veterinary clinics. The exam fees are usually not that expensive, and if you let them know you are on a limited budget they are usually quite willing to do an exam and help you work out something that you can either do at home or is a minimal treatment plan that will at least get you going. If finances are a problem for caring for a pet, you can also ask at the shelter or the humane society or check on line for cat adoption groups and see if you can find someone who wants to adopt and provide a good home. You will want to make sure they get vaccinations and health care and that is one way to ensure that they do. I am always impressed with the generosity of people who pick up strays and work to make or find a good home for them. I wish more people did that. If more did do that we would probably have a lot fewer strays. My heart always goes out to the strays that do not have a good home. Thank you for caring.
I found this mama cat and her baby in my back yard during the storm and noticed that the baby has a gash in his/her back area and a gash in his/her leg plus the nose looks bloody. The baby is nursing and mama seems to be cleaning the wounds. What can I do to help? The baby is only 4 days old.
This mama and her baby are lucky that you found them. It is good that the kitten is nursing. This is one of those situations that really the best thing to do would be to take them both to your veterinarian to be checked out. Mom should be tested for intestinal parasites, have her mammary glands checked out, and to make sure that overall she is in good health. Concerning the gashes you see on the kitten - it is difficult to make a determination on what should be done without seeing the wounds. The nose may be bloody from trauma. If the wounds have been there several days then there may not be much to do but to make sure they are clean and not infected. If there is any dirt or debris in the wounds, they should be cleaned. Kittens grow fast and even big wounds will tend to heal. You should not put a topical antibiotic on the wounds because mom will lick them. Probably the best thing you can do at home is to make sure the wounds stay clean and do not get infected. Having said that, I do recommend that you take them in to be checked out just to make sure everything is OK. I hope mom and baby do well for you!
I have a question for Dr. Murry. She treated my chocolate lab, Derringer, on Saturday (5/9). I would like a copy of the lab results that were taken that evening. She said his labs were fine, but my dog is still not eating. He has had very little to drink also. He is having difficulty breathing through his nose. My black lab had to be put down in January because of a nasal tumor. I would like to know if there was any cancer or infection indicators in his lab work.
Tammy, I talked to Dr. Murray and told her your concerns. She said she was going to call you immediately. If you ever have a question or concern for any of your pets, please do not hesitate to call the office. We are there 24/7 and are very happy to help. Sometimes we are not able to check the email questions immediately and we never want a medical issue to go unresolved so always feel free to call and our doctors and nurses can help right away. Thanks so much for your trust and patronage. Hope Dr. Murray was able to help.