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Hey my puppy just started squinting really bad. She was fine yesterday but today I noticed she doesn’t want to open her eyes. She gets around fine and can do everything. I’m just worried about her wanting to keep her eyes closed  
You should take her in to see your veterinarian as soon as possible. She is squinting and keeping her eyes closed because she is in pain. It hurts to try to open her eyes. It is hard to say exactly what is causing the problem, but one of the most common problem we see is
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hello, I was told about you from a friend at work….says that your the bestest ever. what i would like to know is, im needing a check up along with renewing my shepards rabies shots how much would that cost and could i become part of your pet world family?
I absolutely love your question! We’re always looking to expand our family! Our exam fee is $48.00. Our Rabies vaccination is $14.00. The doctor will do an examination to make sure your dog is healthy and will answer any questions you may have. Your dog may need other vaccinations (the doctor can sort that out
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My dog just turned three years old. Chiweenies is the breed. Earlier today he was straining to use the restroom and then when he did it was loose stool with blood in it. About an hour ago he vomited and it was a yellow colored foam type substance. He is laying down, not feeling well. Is there anything I can do now to help him, does he need to be seen now, or monitor him and take him in the morning?
So sorry to hear your dog isn’t doing well. I would recommend not waiting until tomorrow and take him in tonight. Blood in the stool means that what ever is going on is severe enough it is making his large intestine bleed. Also if he is vomiting that means that the upper GI tract is
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We have an 8-yr-old male, chocolate lab. I noticed he was favoring his right hind leg a few days ago and thought he would be okay. He was still playful and moving. However, he is limping more and does not want to place any weight on it. Last night was the first night he did not want to touch his dinner. I’ve looked at the leg and palpated, but he didn’t grimace or whimper. How much are x-rays and should this warrant x-rays? Should we wrap his leg or provide any other treatment?
So sorry to hear about your dog, it’s hard to see them in pain. Yes! He should be seen by a vet. Labrador Retrievers are a breed that are prone to hip dysplasia (hip arthritis) and that may be what is causing him pain. But, having said that, don’t assume that is the diagnosis until
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I have a hamster , and she started bleeding from her vagina I wanna know if it’s something bad , if so , will I have to get her checked ?
It is possible that the bleeding you are seeing from her vagina is something serious. It is possible that it is a urinary tract infection, or it might be cancer of the reproductive tract. Unfortunately it is relatively common for hamsters to have reproductive cancer. Your best bet is to take your hamster in to
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My Doggie is almost 16 years old. She can’t hold her urine and is hard of hearing, she seems to be blind in the left eye. She has arthritis, bad teeth and cries all the time. She acts confused sometimes.I hate seeing her in pain. I debate back and forth if it is time she be put down. This is such a hard decision to make. She is a Dachsund and has been seen by you. My other Family members understand and they don’t want her to suffer either.
This, I think, is one of the most difficult decisions to make. The times in my life that I had to make that decision concerning one of my own babies were extremely difficult so I completely understand this dilemma. The guideline that I use is that when they have reached the point in their lives
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Hello. I just got home from work and found my dogs are stuck together. If they have puppies what can I be looking at for cost on office visits, shots etc??? Please help???
Opps. Yeah, chances are good that you will be a proud owner of a litter of puppies in about 8 weeks. I hope this is something that you want. Puppies start vaccinations at about 6 weeks of age. The doctor will do an examination on each puppy prior to giving vaccinations and will answer any
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My cat claws here and there and when he does, his Paws always get stuck & he just pulls his arm harder, it got so bad, it looked like his nail came out. Its been a couple weeks and it looks like its growing back but his wound hasnt healed & still bleeds a little bit. He licks it constantly which i think why its hasnt closed but should i cover it? Put neosporn or something?
It’s hard to say without seeing the paw/nail what is going on, but it is possible that it did get infected. It may be that it will take just take time for it to heal. But, if it is infection Neosporin will probably not help. Cats and dogs are quick to lick it off. Also,
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I have a 1 year old German shepherd and she is panting more than usual. She has red ears with scabs and discharge. Do I need to take her to an ER or is she fine till I can take her to my vet?
Panting more than normal would not be an emergency. But, if she was lethargic, weak, or acting like she can’t lay down or get comfortable because she can’t get enough oxygen, or something else is going on, then that would be an emergency. You have to look at her and determine if there is something
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We recently adopted a small kitten that was found on the side of the highway. He looks to be about 5 weeks old, and was given medicine last week for parasites. However, he has not pooped in several days. He makes frequent trips to the litter box, but is unsuccessful. Help!
Oh wha a lucky kitten that you found him. Even though you would think this would by a simple answer, it won’t be because it is hard to know what is going on without seeing the kitten. First of all, make sure the kitten doesn’t have diarrhea. Sometimes, if they have watery diarrhea they will
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