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my 9 year old corgi, male, 35 pounds, was recently diagnosed with lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis. He was prescribed apoquel to help relieve the symptoms. after taking two 8 mg doses 12 hours apart he started throwing up about 7 hours after the second dose and wouldn't eat for about 24 hours. could this have been a side effect of the apoquel or just a coincidence?
Apoquel can cause vomiting but rarely severe so you really should contact your prescribing doctor.
My cat is 8 yrs old and has just started sneeZing quite a bit and has congested breathing and some dark eye boogers....he has has been a very healthy cat a little over weight but he is never sick ofnyour think he has a URI? If so can I bring him in right away or can u just order me a prescription for that?
We are always available to our cients and patients 24hr/365 days a year. Please call the clinic and they will give you an appointment or you can just go up right away. If you are a regular patient call the clinic and they can help you to see what options are available.
My dog is 29 lbs how much apoquel should she take a day
20.0-29.9# is usually indicated at 9.0to 13.4 but there should be a dosage on you prescription and it would vary so please follow your prescription label and if you have any concerns call your pets doctor
What can you do at home for a dog that is vomiting barely drinking and is rapidly losing weight she is a 2 yr old small female
I'm sorry but she really needs tobe seen by a doctor as soon as possible. She just cannot continue with any quality of life under those conditions. There is really no way to tell what is happening other than a doctor visit and some diagnostics.
How do you kill fleas on a rabbit
I am checking with our exotics specilaist right now. Be careful! do not use any topicals, powders or dips. It can all be dangerous. I will get back here as soon as the speiclaist updates me. If you have applied frontline or other cat/dog treatments please get with your vet immediately. Oka- wash the rabbit in Dawn soap, let the soap soak on it for 3 minutes or so then rinse thoroughly! treat the area but be safe about it.
i have a dog she is about 14 months old and gave birth to 6 puppies 3 nights ago and today she had been throwing up and her bowel movements are runny. she is acting like she is weak and not wanting to nurse puppies. she is letting them but keeps moving around so they cant seem to feed properly. what should i do? dont have the money to take her to vet. so please let me know what i should do to help her. i have a little money if needed.
I am so sorry to hear about your dog. She sounds really sick, and it would be difficult to say exactly what is causing her symptoms because the symptoms you describe could be caused from many different things. I would call your local animal shelter as soon as possible and talk to them. Many of the shelters have a veterinarian on staff and it may be that you can take her in and have them look at her. If they can't do that, then they will know which humane societies have a veterinarian on staff and can direct you to them. I don't know that she will survive without medical treatment- especially not knowing what is wrong and from what you are saying she sounds pretty sick. Another option, if you have some money, but not a lot, is to take her in for an examination so you can get an idea of what may be going on. Talk to the veterinarian, he or she will work with your financial situation and will try to work out the most feasible treatment taking in consideration the financial restraints. Many clinics will take a third party payment from credit cards from friends or relatives. I find that most veterinarians will really work with you to find some solution. In the mean time, try to get her to drink water if she will keep it down. You can also start bottle feeding the puppies. You should not use regular cow's milk, it is best to use replacement milk for puppies. You can get that at a pet store, or if they are closed, any 24 hour or emergency clinic will keep it and a milk bottle in stock. I hope she does OK for you!
We have a kitten and her paw was bleeding.. I am a little concerned any suggestions?
The first thing to do is to try to determine why her paw is bleeding. If your kitten will allow you to part the hair, look between the toes and underneath around the pads, you can find the source of blood and determine if it is something that needs medical attention. Having said that, you need to be aware that even young kittens, if in pain, can bite and scratch So, with this said, you may want to go ahead and have your kitten looked at. Cat bites are painful and can become infected- so it sure may be easier to have someone look who is accustom to handling this type of thing. Has she had vaccinations and an exam yet? If she is 6 to 8 weeks or older, it is recommended to have her checked out and vaccinated, so if she has not been vaccinated yet, this would be a great time to have her paw looked at and get her wellness care handled too. If she hasn't be tested yet for intestinal parasites, dig a fresh stool sample out of her litter box and take it with you to be tested.
Hi I have a boxer with a calcium deposit on its back and its pudding out blood. How much would ot cost to remove it ?
Do you know if it is actually a calcium deposit? Was that a diagnosis made by a veterinarian? The reason why I was wondering is that would be an unusual diagnosis. Answering your question would be a little difficult because the answer is based upon a number of factors- such as the condition your dog is in, age and how large this "lump" is to be removed. It might even be that it is not a calcium deposit, and it might not need to be removed- but may need some other type of treatment. Whenever we examine a patient, and recommend any type of surgery or treatment, we make a customized treatment plan. We discuss the treatment plan with you to make sure it makes sense and to answer any questions. Sometimes, if there is financial constraints, we will modify the treatment plan to fit your needs and adapt an acceptable treatment for your needs. I highly recommend to have your dog examined by one of our veterinarians and then discuss what the best treatment options would be. You can call 817-478-9238 if you would like to make an appointment.
My dog is diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. He is currently on pyridostigmine. The drug has only temporarily worked and after three weeks, he continues with the side affects of the disease. He is currently lethargic and has lost his appetite again. He is breathing very abnormal and continues to regurgitate often. What should I do. Banfield has no other solutions but to bring him to the ER for a Neostigmine shot. Is this going to be the real answer to his recovery?
Myasthenia Gravis is a neuromuscular disease where the primary symptom is muscular weakness. Other problems can occur, most notably megaesophagus (enlargement of the esophagus) which can create another set of problems. That may be why you are seeing him regurgitate often and having problems breathing. One of the problems seen with megaesophagus is aspiration pneumonia- which will create abnormal breathing. I'm so sorry your dog has Myasthenia Gravis- it is a complex disease that can have diverse and complicated problems associated with it. There is no way to know if just giving an injection of neostigmine would be what is needed. If your dog has other complications occurring then these need to be addressed. There is more than one medication that is used to treat the disease- depending upon what is occurring. The most important thing is to have a thorough examination and laboratory and diagnostic procedures in order to identify all the problems that may exist. This will then allow a veterinarian to be able to determine the best course of treatment. This is not an easy disease to treat although some dogs, especially if they get the disease later in life, can be maintained on a treatment regimen. I highly recommend that if you are having problems to take your dog on in to an emergency clinic (I recommend a 24 hour facility) and not wait until tomorrow. The symptoms you describe would indicate to me that he needs emergency care. If you are in this area, I would highly recommend that you make an appointment Dr. Cindi Welch at our hospital. She has advanced training, and receives referrals from other hospitals in our area for complex cases such as what your dog has. If you are not in this area, I would highly recommend that you seek care from someone who is a specialist or has advanced training. This is not a type of medical case that is commonly seen and I think your dog would benefit from seeing someone with advanced medical training. I hope this help, and that your dog does well.
I think my cat is trying to cough up a hair ball. He has a hacking cough. He is acting very strange and licking himself all over. I can hear a rumble in his throat. Not close at all to a vet. Suggestions?
You are in a tough situation if you are not close to a veterinarian. Has your cat had hairballs that he has coughed up before? Is the coughing occurring for a short time, periodically, or is more or less non-stop? Is he still eating or is he acting sick, not eating and laying around. These are all questions that would help determine how sick your cat is and what might be going on. Pneumonia, respiratory infection, asthma, bronchitis, even heartworms can be causes of coughing. Part of the problem is that x-rays would be one of the first things that would be needed to try to determine what the cause of coughing is. Other diagnostics, such as lab work, would probably be needed. It would be difficult to say what is going on based upon the symptoms you are describing. As to what to do? One thing for sure, I would not give any type of human drugs for the symptoms. Cats are very sensitive to drugs and many of the drugs we use can't be used in cats, or is used at a very different dosage from humans or dogs. If you can't get to a veterinarian today, and your cat continues to have symptoms I would try to take your cat in as soon as you can get to a veterinarian. I'm so sorry this isn't an easier problem to address for you at home.