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My daughter needs to get her dog spayed; the dog is about 7-8 mths old and has had one litter. I need a ballpark figure on the cost so I can send her money to cover this. She is in Dallas, I am out of state
That is great that your daughter is getting her dog spayed. Her dog will be healthier for having the procedure done. Just to simplify it, I am going to have one of our receptionists email you information via our email address, email@example.com so that you can ask questions if needed. Thanks!
my 5year old dog was treated for staff infection in August and was given Temaril and Cefpodoxime. I believe the staff infection has returned. He now has bald stops on his belly.
Staph (which is short for Staphylococcus) is a name of bacteria commonly found on the skin. This bacteria resides on the skin of both humans and animals and normally does not cause an infection as long as the skin stays healthy. When the skin becomes irritated usually from scratching, licking or chewing, then the staph bacteria will have a chance to multiply and cause skin infections. The Staph infection may appear to be a circular, reddish area with a crusty edge and hair loss in the center. Or it may appear as a red area on the skin with a pimple-like pustule in the center. Because this type of skin infection is associated with licking or chewing, we most commonly see it with allergy problems in dogs. Allergies most commonly manifest in dogs and cats as itchiness- so we see lots of chewing, licking and scratching. The reason I wanted you to know this is so you better understand what is involved in managing this problem. Because, if your dog has allergies, you will see cycles of itchiness, and most likely staph infections. OK, now that you know this, I would recommend that you work with your veterinarian so that you can do things at home to prevent repeat episodes. This might include special shampoos, treatment for allergies, diet restrictions or changes (food allergies are common), occasional antibiotics and even allergy testing. It sounds like with what you describe, you should have your dog rechecked again, and possibly put on the same medications. But now since this is a repeating problem, you need to work with your veterinarian on what can be done on a long term basis. I hope this helps!
I have puppy born sept 10 2013 and 2 older brothers from same parents. None have had shots but until recently have never been around other animals. The puppy started throwing up last night (2 times but was liquid) and today wont eat or drink and sleeping alot. Her stool was very hard and looked like it had a chunk of phlem in it. No other dog is having problems. Could this be parvo? Also will a vet work with me on a payment plan for this and other needed things for the other dogs?
I'm so sorry to hear about your puppies. You ask if they might have parvo. I just don't know for sure without performing a test for parvo virus. They have not been vaccinated, which is always a concern. They don't have to be around other dogs to get parvo virus, or distemper. Distemper is air borne, and parvo virus can be transmitted by flies, or if a dog comes into contact with an area that has been contaminated with parvo virus from the feces from an infected dog. Generally, parvo virus causes symptoms of vomiting and bloody diarrhea. But, if you catch it very early, you may not be seeing bloody diarrhea yet. There can be a lot of causes of vomiting in dogs. That is what your veterinarian will try to do. Sometimes, when parvo is ruled out, you will not know (just like in people) what is causing the vomiting, and you just treat the symptoms by giving medication that will stop nausea. At this point, I highly recommended that they be seen and tested for parvo virusand intestinal parasites. When you come in, try to bring a sample of their stool for testing. As far as working with people on finances, we definitely try to do that. We accept Care Credit, which is a medical credit card that can be applied for on line or at the clinic. Approval is quick. We also in some cases accept hold checks. We also work with third parities if you have a friend or relative who will help. We also work with you on trying to determine what is the best course of treatment on a limited budget. It is always nice when every test that is needed and every treatment available can be used, but when you can't we try to do what we can with the budget a client has. For more financial options, you can give us a call, we are always there 24 hours a day. 817-478-9238. I hope they do OK. (Once you get them over this problem- be sure and get them vaccinated!)
I think my 2 yr old yorkie rolled off daughters bed while sleeping. She wont put weight on the leg and seems more bothered now than last night. I am finacially strapped but will do what ever i can...please help... Does she need medical attn or can I manage it at home?
So sorry about your dog. Unfortunately it is impossible to know what is wrong with your dog's leg without your veterinarian doing an exam and taking x-rays. You might be lucky and find that the x-ray will show that there are not any fractured bones. In that case it may be that all that is wrong is a bruise or a sprain. It is probably bothering her more now, because pain, if left untreated, feeds upon itself and gets worse. If she is limping or not placing any weight on her leg, I would get it checked out today. You didn't mention which leg was involved. They can have injuries or dislocations to the hip joints, and these injuries should not wait. There is a medical credit card, called Care Credit, that many veterinary hospitals accept. The great thing about it is that it can be applied for on line or at the hospital and doesn't take long to get approval. I hope your dog does well, hopefully it won't be anything serious.
What would be the cost of having your dogs teeth cleaned,she has tartar build up?The people who gave her to is didn't really take good care of her.
Excellent that you are taking care of the teeth. Teeth cleanings in dogs are extremely important. People don't realize what a toll it takes on a dog's (or cat's) health when dental disease causes pain and loss of teeth. Kidney and liver damage occur when bacteria is released into the blood stream from dental disease. Thank you for asking this question, because there are many things about dental cleanings that people don't understand. So, I am going to turn the rest of this question over to Dr. Ken Karger, a human dentist, who works with Dr. Bloom (who does the dentistry at our hospital) so that we can help educate people on general teeth cleaning in pets. Hi, Jennifer. Let me answer your question directly. Cleanings cost $320. This includes anesthesia, pre medications, antibiotics, a nurse monitoring anesthesia, IV fluids and Dr. Bloom working directly with your pet. It also includes a very thorough oral exam. You also have to remember that all cleanings are not created equal. Dentistry is not really taught in vet school so most vets have to take courses to learn the things needed to work on teeth. Dr. Bloom spent three years in a dental residency (a residency is the training to become a specialist). She is also an adjunct professor at Baylor Dental College, a noted lecturer and author. It is the difference between a dentist and your primary care physician performing your dental work. Dentistry is the only veterinary medicine she does so she is very good at this. Another thing I would suggest that you stay away from is the 'no anesthesia' cleaning. I wrote an article on this and that can be found on our website. It explains in detail why these have very limited use and are only used for dogs or cats with extremely compromised health issues. So, stay away from these. Hope this helps. Ken
My 4 year old male pitbull ate 30 chewing pills of benedyl of 50 mg each. I took him to the vet right away , and he vomited some of it , and also they gave him charcoal to abosorb as much as possible the remainding out his kindney and bladder he spend the night under supervision and with serum "why". To stay hydrate . My question is what can I do after hi comeback from the hospital to keep him healthy and make sure most of the toxic is eliminate from some of his vital organs specially kidneys and bladder
So sorry to hear about the overdose of Benadryl. You would be surprised how often we see dogs who get into their owner's medications and have serious side effects. Your veterinarian did the right thing by giving activated charcoal to help absorb the Benadryl that may still be in the intestinal tract and hospitalizing your dog to give IV fluids to help protect kidney and other organ function. The good news is that if he vomited pills shortly after ingestion, he may not have gotten that much in his system. It would depend upon what clinical symptoms your dog had. The type and severity of clinical symptoms would assist your doctor to help make a determination if your dog absorb a lot of Benadryl versus a small amount. As to making a determination if there could be any long term effects, I would recommend talking to your veterinarian. There is an animal poison control that can be contacted. They have more specific information on dosage relating to toxicity and long term effects - very often relating specifically to animals. (They may have already contacted them for recommendations for treatment.) By using the clinical symptoms that your veterinarian observed along with their information about dose dependent toxicity, he can more accurately determine and predict if there is a need to be worried about long term effects. The good news is that in our experience it is rare to have long term effects. I hope everything turns out OK for your dog!
My dog has a 2 inch cut under her left eye. I can't affordafford to get her the needed stitches until I get paid Wednesday. What should or what could I do for the cut in the meantime ?
A 2 inch laceration is a big laceration, especially if your dog is a small dog. Waiting to get the laceration taken care of could lead to other problems if it is gapping open, most likely infection. A small cut can heal, but larger lacerations are a worry. If you wait to get it sutured, the edges of the skin become old, and may become infected. That means that when the laceration is finally addressed, your veterinarian will have to debride the edges (meaning, he or she will need to remove the edges to freshen the skin). This is because skin that has been cut, and does not have a fresh edge will NOT HEAL when sutured together. If the cut is below the eye, there may not be a lot of room, at that location on the face, to do what needs to be done to get the laceration taken care of. (This is said without knowing what the cut looks like). If it is possible, I would try to get the cut examined and taken care of as soon as possible. It is usually easier and cheaper to take care of this type of thing sooner rather than later. We use, like many veterinary clinics, Care Credit. You can apply for it on line (or at your clinic) and get a response very quickly to get approval for a medical credit card. You can call your veterinarian to see if they take Care Credit. We also take hold checks- you may find that your veterinarian will do that for you. If you can do something along these lines, I would encourage you to do that. My guess it will be cheaper for you in the long run to get the cut addressed while it is still fresh and before there are any problems with infection.
My 5 year old pug has always been a very finicky eater. I''ve tried dozens of different kinds of dry foods mixed with dozens of different canned foods & she's not really interested in any of them. At least 2 - 3 days out of the week so doesn't eat at all. She'll walk over to the bowl, sniff it & walk away. Quite frequently she goes outside to eat grass which I'm assuming is to settle her stomach. She also here lately has been vomiting maybe once a day or so. She's not losing weight, doesn't have diahrrea & is in good spirits. Any suggestions?
It is unusual for a healthy dog to not be interested in eating any type of dog food as often as 2 to 3 days a week. The one exception would be if your dog routinely gets table food. If your dog does get table food, and loves the table food, and happily eats table food, then you may have a situation that your dog is boycotting dog food and holding out for yummy table food. But, because you say she has been vomiting fairly frequently (not sure what she is vomiting, if there are several days she is not eating) that would indicate there is a health problem. It not normal for dogs to routinely vomit. Is she overweight? Is she active? Is the vomiting a new thing? Does she drink an excessive amount of water? Is the refusal to eat getting worse? There are many questions your veterinarian would have for you to help determine what the problem is. Sometimes diseases or metabolic problems can cause the symptoms you are describing. Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels) is one disease that can contribute to a poor appetite. Something as simple as food allergies could be causing these symptoms. The symptoms you describe can have a myriad of potential causes. Which leads me to recommend that, in this situation, I would definitely set up an appointment with your veterinarian. A thorough examination may discover some problems you are not aware of. Blood work, just like what is performed in human medicine, would be an excellent idea. Underlying kidney and liver problems can also cause these types of problems and are difficult to rule out without blood work and a urinalysis. Once underlying problems are ruled out, then your doctor can discuss with your other things to try, including diet trials to rule out food allergies. I hope your dog does OK for you!
I have an 8 week old chihuahua I just adopted. First two days he was doing great. Now he is no longer eating as much, doesn't play as much, and has diarea. He has had 2 injections already. What can I do?
Do not wait to see what your puppy will do, take him immediately to your veterinarian. Puppies have very little reserves when they get sick. If they are not eating and drinking they will rapidly become dehydrated. They will dehydrate even more quickly if there is diarrhea. Puppies, especially chihuahuas, can become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) if they are not frequently eating. This can lead to all sorts of problems, most notably seizures. When you say he has had 2 injections, are those for the diarrhea? If so, and they are not helping, then go back for a recheck. Was your puppy tested for intestinal parasites? Intestinal parasites can contribute or cause diarrhea. One parasite, called Giardia, can cause severe diarrhea, and can be transmitted to humans. You do not want to get Giardia, so make sure your puppy has been tested for that. A disease that is common in puppies is parvo virus. This is a devastating disease that dogs can die from. All this sounds bad, and it can be, and hopefully this is not the problem with your puppy. But, with this information I hope this will help you understand why small puppies, if they are sick, may need repeated exams and treatment to ensure that they are receiving adequate care.
zues woke up in morning and he is hack coughing
There can be many different reasons for a dog to be coughing- just like in people. The most common cause of coughing in dogs is trachealbronchitis or kennel cough. This is similar to what people experience when they get a chest cold or flu. One difference is that in dogs, they will have a gagging reaction along with the coughing that causes the owner to think that their dog has something stuck in their throat. Also, just like in people, trachealbronchitis will sometimes progress into pneumonia. It is called kennel cough, because dogs commonly get exposed to it when they board or are groomed. There are vaccinations for some of the strains, which is why vaccinations are so important when dogs are boarded or groomed. One other thing is, if your dog is older, heart problems can cause coughing. Because there are different causes of coughing, it is always best to have your dog examined by your veterinarian.