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My dogs 2 middle toes were hit by an opening door by accident 2 days ago. Up until earlier today there was no swelling and she only favored it for the first day then showed signs of improving. Now they are swollen to twice their normal size. I have no money or care credit to pay for a vet visit at this time. Please help with any suggestions of somewhere that will help her pro bono or take a post dated check or something, please.
So sorry about your dog. Hopefully it isn't anything that's too serious. If she was weight bearing initially, but limping, it is less likely that there is a fracture. The swelling could just be response to trauma, similar to the swelling we experience when we have a sprain or stub our toe. But, just like in people, if the swelling is excessive, an x-ray would be recommended in this situation. Recommendations for finding care would include calling your local animal shelter and humane society. Many of them staff a veterinarian and would probably work something out for you. If they don't they may work with a local veterinarian and can arrange something for you. Other options that we have found works (when we work with our clients) is getting a relative to loan you money by using their credit card, or getting a friend or relative to co-sign care credit so that you will pass the credit check, or borrowing money from a friend or relative. We take hold checks under certain conditions, so you might try calling clinics in your area to see if they do as well. Happily, I think your dog will do OK.
Hi my names is eliya Lara and recently I asked about my dog cocoa and she was diagnosed with mastitis and she got out and The part to her nipple fell off and she needs stitches how much do you charge for stitches for her and do you do payment arrangements or know a vet that does ii looks like she has a hole on her stomach
Poor Coco. She has not had it easy with her puppies. I feel so bad for her. I don't know how big the hole is but it is possible that she would not need stitches. Sometimes it is better to use hydrotherapy multiple times a day and let the tissue granulate back in and heal on its own. If she has mastitis, this can certainly complicate the issue. We would have to see her to know the best treatment. An exam is $48. We have CareCredit that does payment plans for us and you can apply on line for a card. It is usually very easy and they have easier standards. CareCredit will also allow co-signers so this makes qualification even easier. But once again, I think this might be something that you can do at home without doing stitches. Let us just take a quick look and we can guide you from there. Best of luck, Dr. K
My dog is coughing like whooping cough. Only does it randomly.
There can be many medical conditions that can cause coughing in dogs. It would be hard to say what is going on without history (how long has he or she been coughing? when does she cough? how old is your dog? has he or she been vaccinated for flu? and many others ). That and an exam is what would be needed to sort out what is going on. The most common cause of coughing in young dogs is trachealbronchitis or "kennel cough". Generally the coughing has almost a gagging quality to it. Another cause of coughing can be from heart disease. This we would more likely see in an older dog. Other causes can be a collapsing trachea, foreign bodies, pneumonia, laryngeal paralysis, airway disease, cancer, ... the list is extensive. You can see why it would be impossible to say "don't worry about it- it's just a cough". Advice? If they are ill, not eating, lethargic, it is definitely time for a trip to your veterinarian. A random cough that doesn't appear to be a problem. Well, you could watch for awhile. But, if you are the kind of person that likes to make sure all is OK, I would recommend that exam just to be on the safe side.
My puppy got hit really hard with a tennis ball and his eye is blood shot red with cloudy gray color around his eye. What should I do?
So sorry about your puppy! Those kind of accidents happen more than you realize. You need to take your puppy in to your veterinarian as soon as possible. Any type of injury to the eye could threaten eye sight. Blunt trauma can cause damage inside the eye. Even swelling inside the eye could cause damage to components inside the eye and could result in glaucoma. If you have in your area a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist I highly recommend seeing them over a general practitioner. The specialist will have all the equipment necessary to examine the inside of the eye- equipment that most general veterinarians do not have. And a correct diagnosis and treatment is needed to make sure sight is not lost if there is damage inside the eye. If you live in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, I recommend Dr. Michael Paulsen at the Animal Eye Clinic. I hope your puppy does OK!
I bought a chihuahua 1 month ago and the person who sold him to me said he was dewormed but today his feeces came out with worms what do I do?
This is very common in adopted pets. Tape worms and round worms will often not show up on a fecal. Round worms and tape worms are not life threatening. My first guess is tape worms. You can save them to show the vet if you want and he or she can tell which is infecting your dog. Medication, such as Drontil Plus, will be needed and this is not available over the counter. A vet can easily help you with this problem. It is not life threatening but needs to be handled promptly.
Why my morkey have dry itchy patches that leave black spots
I'm sorry, I will not be able to help you. None of our doctors are trained in this area. This would be a situation where you will have to find a veterinarian who see monkeys- and not many do. You might check with the zoo and see if there is someone they know of that sees monkeys. The veterinary care of monkeys requires specialized training and equipment. Once you find a veterinarian I would highly recommend that you really develop a good relationship with him or her. It will make is easier in the future when you need him.
Hi my name is eliya and I'm asking for help again I just asked about the bruise and now I just check my daughter dog cocoa who just had puppies 10 days ago and I checked her nipples on her body I don't think there is any milk coming out for her puppies what is wrong with her
If Cocoa's mammary glands do not appear to have milk coming out of them, it is because she is not producing much milk or the puppies are doing a very good job of nursing her dry. If the puppies are fat and happy, you don't have a problem. But, this is something you should watch for on a daily basis. If the puppies are thin, you need to supplement them. You should go to a nearby veterinarian or pet store. There you can purchase milk that is made specifically for puppies. You can also get a bottle to nurse them. Do not give cow's milk or goat milk, or any other type of milk than what is made specifically for puppies. This is because other types of milk can cause nutritional problems. I hope this helps!
Hi my name is eliya Lara and I asked a question a couple days ago about my dog cocoa I have a question about her she just finished nursing her puppies and I noticed that she has a bruise on her nipple please help me with her to let me know what is wrong with her
Eliya, bruising is not uncommon in nursing bitches. I think you and the new mom are doing fine.
I called Saturday 1/30/2016 spoke with someone who said she couldn't hear me and was going to switch phones; 4 minutes later after rolling over 2 times and her never getting back I gave up. Here were my questions: I live in Graham and before I drive 2+ hours for an appointment I'd like to make sure there is a vet there that can help. Cisco is an 8 years old Eclectus parrot; has been mutilating for literally years. Every now and then I do tons of research to see if anything new is out there. He has been to a vet a couple of times, he seemed knowledgeable, but no lab work was every done and we have since moved away. Anyway he is actually looking the best he has in years. I did a major diet overhaul about 3 weeks ago...stopped feeding him everything we were eating, stopped colored pellets (he's on organic now) and added much more fresh vegetables. I would like to take him to a vet who can: 1. Look at his wings he has mutilated his underside and has never let them grow back since they were originally trimmed at about 1 year or so. 2. Trim his nails 3. Evaluate his blood work for any other possibilities. Please let me know; I am off on Mondays and am willing to drive to be seen an avian veterinarian.
I am so sorry that you had issues with our phone and getting through. I am not going to be able to answer your questions about your parrot because I am not trained in avian medicine. But, Dr. Lindsay Robinson is, and she is an excellent. Clients come from long distances to see her for birds andother exotic pets. She is scheduled to work this Monday, so if you call us at 817-478-9238 you can schedule an appointment with her. She will be able to look at your baby and answer all of your questions. You can call now if you would like since we are open 24/7. If you have any problems please let me know!
Can i give my dog dramameen for motion sickness and if not what can i give him
Yes, you can give your dog dramamine for motion sickness. You didn't say what size your dog is, but if it is a small dog, 25 mg will help, if it is a large dog, you can give 50 mg. It would be best to give it on an empty stomach. There are some things that you can do to help your with motion sickness. One of the the best ways I've seen is taking your dog a short distance to the nearest park and let them run and play. It may take a trip or two, but it usually isn't long before the car ride becomes a thing of joy because of the anticipation of playing in the park. Make sure your dog has an empty stomach anytime he or she is in the car. Once a car ride does not make them nauseous, it won't matter if they eat or not. If your dog still has problems with motion sickness even with dramamine, check with your veterinarian. There are drugs that are much more potent than dramamine- Cerenia to name one- that will help control nausea.