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My pitbull has lost a lot of weight. She barely drinks or eats (but will). At random times she barks and cried in pain. She is constantly whining and is very weak. She can hardly walk. She has lost weight dramatically. I took her to the vet and they tested her and they said she was just dehydrated and gave her fluids. What does this sound like.
She needs to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Dehydration is a symptom and you need to perform diagnostics to determine the cause so that a treatment plan can be put in to place to help you dog get to feeling better.
My 7yr old Maltese has been shivering and just started panting and breathing faster than normal. She seems to be fine other that that.. What could be wrong?
It appears she is in distress. The only way to know what is going on with her would be to take her in to the doctor. They will be bale to recommend the appropriate diagnostics to help figure out what is happening and then give you a treatment plan.
How much does the laser declaw (front claws only)for cats cost?
All clinics will vary on prices as we all have different protocol. The age and health of your cat will be factors in the pricing. If you are looking to have this done at I-20 Animal Medical Center please call us so that we can get a brief medical history and discuss pricing. The recovery time is amazing.
Is it possible to get ringworm from baked goods, just foundout that my neighbor got a kitten which is infected, she then made me some bday treats, should i be worried and toss the goodies or are they ok to eat?
You cannot get ringworm from baked goods. It is highly contagious so be careful otherwise.
i have a 2year old dachshund mix. he isn't acting himself. he is sleepy and not wanting to eat but he is drinking normally.
It sounds like he is nauseated. It's good that he is still drinking but this could be due to many possible issues that can really only be addressed through diagnostics at your veterinarian.
My bulldog has brownish discharge in his ear and acts like it itches. He is shaking his head and scratching them. What could this be and what should I do to help him?
Your bulldog is showing all the symptoms of an ear infection, and perhaps even ear mites. You don't even want to consider treating this yourself, because it is extremely important to get this kind of infection cured so that it does not become a long term chronic problem. Ear canals in dogs and cats are longer than human ear canals and are made in such a way that they are more prone to infections. Dogs with heavy ears, or ears in breeds like bulldogs are even more difficult to treat because of how their ears are shaped. Your veterinarian will visually examine down into your dog's ear canal to look for problems and abnormalities. Also he or she will do an ear swab to determine if the infection is caused by bacterial or yeast or both so that the correct antibiotics can be chosen to treat the ear infection. Also ear mites will be ruled out along with other possibilities such as a foreign body in the ear canal. If ear infections are left untreated and becomes a long term chronic infection, it becomes a nightmare. Not only is your dog in a tremendous amount of pain, but the ear canal soon becomes scarred and thickened creating an environment that infection can thrive in. Once ears become scarred and infections become chronic they are almost impossible to cured. It is a miserable life for these dogs. I say this because I want to emphasize how important it is to work with your veterinarian to treat ear infections, especially in bulldogs! I hope this helps!
My 11 year old cat wont eat his dry food but will eat the vitamin treats. He's drinking water... He has a lump on his right back leg and he's limping. I don't have money to get him seen.
So sorry about your cat. Is he neutered? Is he an outdoor cat? Has this been going on long? Has he been vaccinated? All of these questions come into play when working out what could be wrong with one of our patients. History along with a good physical exam is always needed. But, just guessing, the lump may be an abscess, and infection is making him ill and suppressing his appetite. That may not be what is wrong, but that would be my first guess just because fight abscesses are a common problem in cats. If you can borrow the money, or reallocate finances I would really recommend taking him for an exam. Call the SPCA or the local animal shelter, they often have a vet on staff that can help. Abscesses, left untreated, can cause a lot of tissue damage. That is why it is important to have an abscess drained and the patient started on antibiotics. We recently had a cat that was brought in for a severe abscess. The owners had waited for and watched for 4 days thinking it would heal on its own. When they finally brought him in, he was so far gone that euthanasia was the only option. This is to show how severe abscesses can get if left untreated. So, best bet is to find a way to have him checked out just to make sure.
My son dropped our 6 week old shih tzu on the cement and it is acting very lethargic wont eat and is breathing very deep is there anything I can do to help her make it through the night until I can get her to the vet
From what you are describing, this sounds a lot like possible head trauma and that concerns me. You really should get the puppy into an emergency clinic that is open 24 hours and let them do an proper exam. At I20 Animal Medical Center, we see this a lot. Our fee for treatment is the same day and night and the only difference is the price for the initial exam. Again, head trauma can very easily lead to lethargy, labored breathing and neurological problems. You really need to get the puppy seen now.
My ferret is seizing and foaming at the mouth what should I do.....
These are very serious symptoms. Ferrets are generally not carriers of rabies so this can probably ruled out or put into a low probability category. Hypoglycemia, neurological issues and even infections are also possibilites. These two symptoms are pretty vague for quickly ruling things out so we really need more data like blood work. With the proper blood work, we can rule in or out infections and hypoglycemia as possible culprits. I would definitely want to see blood sugar levels as part of my differencials. Make sure the vet you take him or her to is experienced with exotics like ferrets. A lot of vets don't routinely see ferrets and might not want to see your pet. A quick phone call will let you know ahead of time where that vet stands on seeing unusual species. i would urge you to take your ferret in immediately to a veterinarian.
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