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I have a chihuahua pug mix. He has vomited 3-4 times this evening. It was clear and a little white. We've had him for about 10 days. He had diarrhea 2times this week. Hyper dog. I thought he was over excited and just getting used to our family. He has been eating soft and hard food. Right now he's outside. Doesn't want to be in the house and he's laying in the patio church. Not hyper at all when we go to the door. I also thought it could be the humidity and heat.
I am sorry you are having so much goon with your new pet. These symptoms can be the result of so many things. Yes, it could be heat as they do not do well with heat, could be all the changes, but it could also be something more serious. If your dog is throwing up multiple times and is not keeping enough food and water down, you will have a very sick dog. In that case, you really need to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Small dogs tend to dehydrate faster than larger dogs. There are so many causes of vomiting in dogs. One of the things we worry about in dogs with vomiting and diarrhea is parvo virus. It is usually in puppies and young dogs but we have seen some cases in adult dogs. The virus causes vomiting and diarrhea- usually bloody diarrhea. It is a serious disease and can cause death. Other causes of vomiting is a foreign body obstruction. Young dogs chew on lots of things, and sometimes when they swallow their toys or other things they have been chewing on, it will cause intestinal obstruction. I could also be due to the heat and possibly respiratory issues. Hopefully it is just the changes upsetting his system but there is no way to know. Since you have only had him 10 days you could be dealing with the results of something that started before you had him. With the symptoms you are describing, your dog really needs to be examined and treated. I hope it turns out not to be an easy fix and you have many years with your new pet.
My 6 year old Irish setter has a black skin tag looking growth on his left lower gum. It is loose and has a small area of attachment. Can you give me some Idea of what it is?
It does sound like a skin tag that are benign growths and not cancerous. They can be confused with some forms of cancer, mostly keratoacanthomas (benign) and melanomas (often malignant). Ususally, these are not a worry for cancer but when they are on the lips or around the mouth it may best to have them removed then examined by a pathologist, to rule out the melanomas, since when in oral areas they are more likely to be malignant. I may be overcautious, especially without examining the area. I would recommend an exam with a doctor or dentist and from there they should be able to help you decide on removal and pathology tests. I’m sorry I cannot give you an exact answer here.
I have a chihuahua/rat terrier mix with really short hair. I noticed the other day that she was scratching so I have her a bath with flea shampoo. Yesterday while holding her, I could feel the little bumps all over her. She is white with big black spots. I notice a little blood in the white area of her hair so I investigated it. I shaved the area with clippers so I could properly treat it. That's when I noticed they were everywhere. The only place she doesn't have bites is on her is her underneath area where there isn't any hair. I checked her all over with a flea comb and my hands and she doesn't have a single flea on her. There is also no trace of any fleas. (Flea droppings,etc) could this be ant bites? I know that there are some ant mounds in the grass but I keep her away from them. How can I treat the bites?
When you bathed her did she have fleas then? If she did, and she was scratching, it was probably because of the fleas. Dogs develop allergies to flea bites. That is why some dogs have fleas and do not itch, while other dogs can have only a few fleas and scratch a lot. They itch, they scratch, the scratching (regardless of the cause) causes skin irritation and sometimes skin infection leading to redness, scaling, scabs and bumps. Even if you get rid of the fleas, she won't immediately stop scratching. Think of flea bites like mosquito bites- they continue to itch. OK, if you have never seen a flea on her, or flea dirt (for those who do not know what flea dirt is- flea droppings), but she was scratching- that means she is allergic to something else which is making her scratch. Dogs have allergies to lots of things. Either way, you can treat the bites/ bumps with topical antibiotics ointment. You can also apply a topical cortisone cream or benadryl lotion to help with the itchiness. If she is scratching a lot, you should take her in to your veterinarian. They can check her out to make sure that some other problem is not going on. They can also give her a short acting steroid injection to stop the itching, and antibiotics if needed. Also realize that I am guessing what is going on based upon your question- and I can be wrong. So again if she isn't doing well- take her in. Also, If you are having a flea problem, be aware that it will literally take hours before more eggs hatch out and you have a flea problem again. Use frontline plus or revolution to help control the problem. That is best bet for flea protection.
Do you guys have payment plans or any plans to pay monthly?
We use Care Credit for financing. You can apply for it at the clinic, or previously on line. Approval is fast. Sometimes if one has a problem getting approved, they will get a relative to sign and then set it up that way. We also will work with someone if they have a relative who will let them use their credit card. We no longer do financing ourselves- it didn't work out well, so we started using third party financing- which is the Care Credit. I hope this helps.
i have a 5month black lab he keep throwing up white liquid stuff and will not eat or drink i dont know what to do.
Sometimes dogs will throw up once, keep eating and act like they feel OK- and then do fine. In those cases one never really knows why they vomited. But, if your dog is throwing up, and continues to throw up, and is not eating or drinking, you have a very sick dog. In that case, you really need to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Puppies and young dogs tend to dehydrate faster than adult dogs. There are so many causes of vomiting in dogs. One of the things we worry most about in young dogs, especially if they are not vaccinated is parvo virus. The virus causes vomiting and diarrhea- usually bloody diarrhea. It is a serious disease and can cause death. Other causes of vomiting is a foreign body obstruction. Young dogs chew on lots of things, and sometimes when they swallow their toys or other things they have been chewing on, it will cause intestinal obstruction. With the symptoms you are describing, there isn't really anything you can give to help, your dog really needs to be examined and treated. I hope it turns out not to be something serious, and that he does all right.
Is there anything you can do for a cat who has arthritis? We've been giving our 13-year old cat some over-the-counter gel for it, but I was wondering if there was anything else we could do to help him be more comfortable. He seems to be in pain when getting up and down.
It is uncommon for cats to have arthritis, but we certainly do have some cat-patients who do have arthritis. The first thing you should do is immediately stop using the gel on your cat. It is a common misconception that the over the counter products that people use can be used on dogs and cats. Cats in particular are extremely sensitive to drugs that people use, and we treat cats for toxicity more often than you might think because of products that were used on them. Although some products can be used in small doses on cats and dogs, it is a good idea to never use it without the recommendation of your veterinarian. I would recommend that you take your cat in for an exam. There can be some conditions that mimic arthritis. For instance, sometimes cats who have diabetes can get a neuropathy that can cause the hocks to sink, and may appear to be an arthritic condition to the owner. Once your veterinarian has determined that arthritis is the problem, he can prescribe something to treat your cat. Cats are particularly sensitive to human arthritis medications, so it can be difficult to treat using standard medications. But, a new NSAID that is on the market for cats, Onsior, may be helpful for your cat. Your veterinarian has this option along with a few other medications that can be used in cats for arthritis.
my cat is in pain he wont eat drink and barley moves he is also trowing up a greenish yellow fluid and he growls when his stomach is touched what could it be?"
There could be a lot of different diseases or problems causing these symptoms, but you need to take your cat in as soon as possible (as in now) to be checked out by your veterinarian. My first concern (and it may or may not be the problem - you need an exam to know for sure), but my first concern is that your cat is growling when you touch his stomach. That sounds like he is in pain. The most common problem that we see that can cause pain in the abdomen is urinary blockage. Male cats get crystals in their urine, or sometimes stones which block the urethra so they cannot urinate. This is an emergency. Blockage is incredibly painful, plus their kidneys soon start to shut down, they begin to have heart problems and soon die. I don't know if this is what is wrong with your cat, but what you describe is extremely serious and needs attention ASAP. I hope your cat does OK.
Can my husky get pregnant if shes not on her cycle??? We want to bread her and we havent kept track of her cycle
No, your dog cannot get pregnant if she is not "in heat". Dogs generally come into heat every 6 months. Small breed dogs will tend to come into their first heat cycle at 6 to 8 months of age. Large breed dogs will start their first heat cycle when they are older- generally 8 months to 1 year of age, depending upon the breed. You should not breed on the first heat cycle- which will give them a chance to mature more before they have puppies. If you plan on breeding your dog, keep her inside during her heat cycle, and let her go outside only when you are there to supervise or she may breed with another dog that you did not want. They are in heat about 3 weeks, and are receptive to male dogs approximate day 7 through day 14 (as a generalization). Just so you have the information- they are healthier if they never have puppies and are spayed at a young age. The incidence of mammary cancer is far less in dogs that have been spayed early. I hope this helps!
Hi I have a concern I have a winnie dog that hasn't been eating for a couple of days at first he had diahrea and vomitting but now he just wants to be laying down and just drink water he doesn't want to eat. what's wrong with him is it severe? where can I take him I don't have a lot of money to take him to a hospital
If your dog has been this sick for several days, I would seek veterinary care as soon as possible. Vomiting and diarrhea are symptoms of an underlying problem or disease. The list of what could cause these symptoms is a very long list. Some of the questions we ask when we examine our patient concerns vaccination status, any garbage eating, any fatty table scraps or bones fed, previous history of gastrointestinal problems, just to name a few. Parvo virus is common, and if your dog has not been vaccinated, that could be the cause, but liver disease, and pancreatic problems can also cause vomiting and diarrhea. Blood tests are always recommended so we can try to determine the cause- which helps us with a treatment plan. I am afraid from what you describe your dog may have something more serious. If money is an issue, I would try calling the local shelters or humane societies, they may have a veterinarian on staff that may help in this type of situation. Some people borrow from friends and relatives in that situation. Hopefully, the problem isn't too serious and some medications may help, but again, I would not wait, I would seek help now.
My cat had 6 kittens. The runt is almost dead, but still hanging on, but is obviously not going to make it. We tried feeding it last night, but it is too weak to eat. This morning it is cold, but makes a tiny squeaking noise. What can I do to stop it from suffering?
Six kittens are a big litter, so it is not surprising that there is a kitten that is a runt- but it is still hard to lose one. From what you are describing, the kitten probably will not live much longer. You can bring the kitten in if you would like, we can look the kitten over for you and euthanize the kitten if indeed the kitten will not make it. The injection is an overdose of a drug that makes them just go to sleep. You may find that you may not have time to bring the kitten in- they can pass away quickly once they reach the stage you describe. Mother Nature is kind in the sense that when they are in that stage they really aren't aware of much, and don't appear to be in pain. You can talk to your veterinarian or give us a call if you want to bring the kitten in. I'm sorry that you are losing one.