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My cat is a indoor and outdoor cat. Earlyer today I open the door. He came in hopping on one of his front left side leg. I took a closer look and saw that his leg was very swimming. What can coated my cats leg to have a swimming ball. Is there anything I can give him for pain.
I'm sorry to hear that your cat is injured. It is hard to say what caused the injury. (And I'm not sure what you mean about the "swimming".) Cats that go outside are at risk for all sorts of problems so it would be hard to say what happened. It would be nice if they could talk. It sure would make our jobs easier! The first thing I want to say is DO NOT give your cat anything for pain. Did you know that one extra strength tylenol will kill your cat? Cats have a different metabolism from dogs and people. There are drugs that we cannot use at all on cats, or in very small amounts. Has your cat been neutered? The reason I ask is that intact cats are more likely to get into fights with other cats. A cat fight can cause an injury which could make them limp. This is one of those situations that I recommend that your cat be checked out by your veterinarian. If a cat fight is the cause (and I just don't know), then antibiotics would be indicated to help prevent abscesses which can occur from bite or claw injuries. For the future, have you considered making your cat a strictly indoor cat? The reason why I suggest this is that outdoor kitties are more at risk to injuries and car accidents. Your cat can be exposed to feline leukemia virus and FIV (Feline Aids virus). The list goes on and on of all the problems that we see occur with outdoor kitties. Just a thought. But, at this point I would recommend an exam just to make sure everything is OK. I hope this helps and that your cat is does well.
My dog is taking Apoquel and is soon to go into a boarding kennel for a short stay. They require him to have kennel cough vaccine. Is this ok to be administered??
It is OK for your dog to have the kennel cough vaccination (Bordetella) even though your dog is on Apoquel. Most kennels require the vaccination to help prevent the spread of kennel cough in their kennels. Another vaccination kennels may require is Canine Influenza. This is another cause of kennel cough in dogs. You may want to ask your veterinarian about this vaccine for protection. Since our own boarding kennel started requiring these two vaccinations we saw a substantial decrease in the incidence of kennel cough.
Hello: We are writing the area veterinary clinics and hospitals to see if you could keep an eye out for our cat appearing in your clinic. We believe he was picked up by someone. He disappeared on 4/17 without a trace. He was last seen on Pin Oak Lane, Arlington, TX 76012. He is a large (15-20 lbs) solid charcoal gray cat with green eyes. He goes by the name of Fatty. His age is that of a young adult. We have and will continue to check with the Arlington Animal Shelter. If you have someone bring in a unknown cat with this description, please call us: Sherry Nussbaum, M.D. (817-229-7229 - cell or 817-861-2288 - office) or Isaac Curry (817-727-6871 - cell). We appreciate your help with this matter. Sherry Nussbaum, M.D.
Dr. Nussbaum Will keep our eyes open for Fatty. If you will send a photo, we will post it at reception. It goes out to all our staff and doctors. Is it microchipped?
My dog doesn't want to eat and she's getting really bony, what should I do?
Losing weight even though food is readily available indicates a serious problem. The cause, without an exam, would be impossible to determine. Cancer, bowel obstruction, liveri ssues are just a few of the myriad of possibilities. You really need to get a thorough exam and tested run for your dog.
My 1 y/o jack russell mix has an area in his private area where he keeps licking and biting. He's had all his shots, I don't know if his skin is dry or he's been bitten but I see nothing there. Im not sure if he has an allergy or what. I'm not sure what I should do. Any suggestions on what to do or what to look for?
This is actually a great question because hopefully it will give insight to people how difficult it sometimes is to figure out what is going on with our canine (and feline) friends.... If they could only talk! It sounds like your dog is licking primarily in one area- his private area. I'm not sure if it is specifically one area, like around his testicles (has he been neutered?) or his groin, or his prepuce. Is he licking anywhere else? This would be an important question to help figure out what is going on. If he licks other areas, such as feet, or back of thighs or butt, then allergies would be something we would consider (this is a symptom of allergies). It is the time of the year we see more allergies. Another possibility is that if he is not neutered, he may be sexually stimulated. He is a young adult now, and it is possible that someone's dog nearby has come into heat. Dogs have the ability to detect things by smell that we would be completely unaware of. That would prompt him to lick more. Other possibilities could be dry skin, irritation from something, insect bite, drainage from the prepuce from infection or urinary tract infection (low on the list). Licking usually means the patient has his attention on that area, now you have to figure out why. You say he is one year old. Is he about due for his booster vaccinations? It would be an excellent opportunity for your veterinarian to check him out and the licking issue, get boosters done, discuss ongoing heart worm prevention and parasite control. Be sure that you do get him his vaccination boosters. Puppies in particular need those vaccinations a year later to make sure they are protected. I'm sorry, it would be difficult to say exactly what is going on without an exam, but this may give you some things to think about and watch for. I hope this helps.
my yorkie of a year and a half whom has had all its vaccinations was put down today from canine dispensure why pls help i am spinning in circles crying like there is no tom because i do not undrstand
I'm so sorry to hear about your little dog. It is so difficult to lose one, especially when it from a medical issue you would never expect. Canine distemper is a viral disease that affects unvaccinated dogs, causing a variety of symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia and potentially death. Dogs that survive, may have nerve damage such as seizures or focalized nerve twitching. Do you know how the diagnosis was made? Did they run any tests to diagnose the disease? If a dog has been vaccinated for canine distemper, but then comes down with the disease, it may be that the dog was exposed prior to getting the vaccinations, but did not show symptoms until later. Also, it is very important that puppies get a series of vaccinations, every 3 to 4 weeks until they are 16 weeks or older. If your puppy only received one vaccination, or even 2 vaccinations, but was younger than 16 weeks, then your puppy may not have been protected against exposure to canine distemper. This is one of the reasons we push and push for clients to take their puppies in to a veterinarian who will take the time to discuss all aspects of your dog's care and what the correct vaccination protocol is- something that often does not get discussed with vaccination clinics. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
My dog Is sick she threw up four times in a 24hr period, one time was more vomiting than the other times which she heaved. No grass in content.was brown.she won't eat or drink unless forced ..her gums are pink.nose is dry.the day before this her eye swelled and I pulled a blade of grass from it. I don't know if it was a poisonous plant or may be the cause. I'm on ssi and can't afford to take her to the vet right now but I'll take her if necessary. Are there abt assistance programs in ft worth tx abd when do I need to go ahead abd take her?
If your dog vomited that many times in a 24 hour period, you really, really need to get medical care for your dog. There are so many diseases and problems that can cause vomiting in dogs, that it is impossible to guess what might be causing your dog to be sick. Has your dog been vaccinated? Parvo is a severe, life threatening virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Does your dog chew on things? Sometimes dogs swallow objects, rope or cloth which can cause a blockage (and vomiting). I would call the animal shelter and/or humane society in Fort Worth for assistance. They will probably have a veterinarian on staff to take care of your dog. Take her in to be seen as soon as possible, the sooner you treat her, the better she will do. I hope she does OK for you.
My little puppy is a girl but i looks like she has sorrry for the bad mouth balls and i dont know what to do bc she plays and drinks a eats fine but i am scared she might have a bladder problem can anybody help me
Congratulations on your new puppy! They are so much fun, but can be a lot of work too. I don't know if I completely understand what you are asking, but let me see if this helps. Puppies can sometimes get urinary track infections or have other urinary track problems- which is what you are worried about. Sometimes puppies urinate a lot, because, well... they are puppies, and this can imitate a bladder infection. The only way to know for sure is to do lab analysis (urinalysis) with a sample of your puppy's urine. That way your veterinarian can determine if a urinary track infection is present and treat the infection with the appropriate antibiotics (not all antibiotics are appropriate for urinary track infections). You can schedule an appointment, and can catch some urine before the visit- if possible- to take with you. Or, your veterinarian will collect a sample. Has your puppy been vaccinated and seen by your veterinarian yet? If not, it is very important to start vaccinations as soon as possible so that life threatening diseases such as distemper and parvo virus can be prevented. During the visit your doctor will check / perform a fecal analysis for intestinal parasites and talk to you/answer any questions concerning nutrition, behavioral problems or house training issues. If you have not yet gotten your puppy vaccinated, it can be done at the same time the vet checks out your puppy for a bladder infections. It is especially important that puppies receive vaccinations and medical care because, as puppies, they are very susceptible to health problems that can be easily prevented with health care.
My dog did well on apoquel with the double dose in the beginning. She is now 1 week into the single dose and is better than before but still itching. Can she stay on the double dose? If not what else can i do for her?
You should definitely contact your doctor. Zoetis is the vendor for this drug and unfortunately didn't realize how popular it would be so quickly so it is on limited supply. It may be that a lower dose is to allow some consistency.
My dog chewed on a dryer sheet today. She is now throwing up. What should I do?
Check to see What it say on the box - there should be a warning label. Warnings: Not for use on children’s sleepwear or other garments labeled as flame resistant as it may reduce flame resistance. Keep out of the reach of toddlers and pets to avoid accidental ingestion. Acute Health Effects: From MSDS Potential Health Hazards Ingestion: Ingestion of used or unused sheet by a young child or household pet may lead to impaction of the gastrointestinal tract. A physician or veterinarian should be consulted. Eye Contact: Eye contact possible. Skin Contact: Skin contact possible. Inhalation: N/A. Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Ingestion: Oral ingestion may result in mild gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Eye Contact: Prolonged instillation into the eye may result in transient superficial effects similar to those produced by mild toilet soap. Skin Contact: Prolonged skin contact may result in transient superficial effects similar to those produced by mild toilet soap. Inhalation: N/A. there is a warning label on most laundry products that advises in pets and dryer sheets accidental ingestion there have been a few reported cases of kidney failure in pets that have ingested them. To be safe you can call animal poison control (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be charged, most clinics will likely call for information. Of course going to your veterinarian is the safest call. There are many factors from size of pet, was it used, did pet eat any and the actual contents.