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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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MY 16 YR OLD SHIH TUZ HAD A SEIZURE 9/22 THAT LASTED FOR 3 HRS. WE WENT TO THE VET AND SHE WAS CHECKED OUT AND GIVEN IV FOR THE DAY. SHE COULDN’T WALK ON LEFT BACK LEG AND FRONT WAS ALSO HARD FOR HER TO WALK. SHE IS WALKING BETTER NOW BUT IS WEAK AND SHE DOES NOTHING BUT WALK AROUND ALL DAY UNTIL SHE FALLS FROM BEING UNSTABLE. IS THAT NORMAL? THANK YOU
I’m so sorry about your baby. Three hours is a very long time for seizures to occur. Seizures can be caused by many different things, including epilepsy, toxicities, low blood sugar, liver problems, as well as tumors in the brain. Did your veterinarian perform lab work to rule out any medical issues such as blood
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My cat may have been exposed to ringworm. Is there a test that can be done to test for this. I don’t see exactly see symptoms, but I am concerned.
Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) is a fungal infection affecting the skin and hair of cats. Symptoms include dandruff, poor hair coat with irritated skin, itchiness, and hair loss. Cats can even be infected with Ringworm but show no symptoms. Yes, there is a test for ringworm, the most common test performed is a fungal culture. Some types
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I have a mini Australian shepherd that is approx 11 months old. She weighs about 12 lbs. She suddenly yesterday started ha very very loose mucous stool with blood. I thought maybe this was her period since she had never been in heat before. Now she won’t eat or drink and I can her her stomach making loud noises. I could not get her to eat canned pumpkin. She still runs after her toys but she is sleeping more. Is there anything I can try at home. Very limited on funds. Thank you.
So sorry that your puppy is sick. Has she been vaccinated?? Parvo virus, intestinal parasites, infection, bad food….these are but a few of the many things that can cause the symptoms you describe. This is one of the times you should really find the money to take her to a veterinarian. If she has blood
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I recently had a apartment fire while I was at work. My cat was left inside one of the rooms in the apartment, and now I think is having hard time breathing. I don’t know what to and I’m scared that he might die. Can You Please Help Me?
I am so sorry to hear about the fire and your cat. How awful. Smoke inhalation from fire can cause damage to the lungs. If your cat is having difficulty breathing you need to seek veterinary care. There is not anything you can do at home. Your cat may need oxygen along with drugs that
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Hey I have talk to u about upper respiratory in a year now . Well I found vet that did X-ray On my cat and said she had infection .but couldn’t tell me if it’s bacterial or viral . Anyways she did the pcr test and it tested like 6 different things. Well the results were negative . How can that be negative for everything ? My cat she breathes heavy and is congested . So now what do I do she can’t keep being congested for life and breathing heavy ?they got her on liquid antibiotics but that only takes away the bacterial not the virus . So I just don’t understand how test was negative . Is there more test to see what’s going on ? She had pcr test , blood work and x ray .
I’m glad you have done further testing. Diagnostics, even when negative, can give you information. It can be frustrating to deal with any chronic disease, upper respiratory infections are especially trying. I know you have been dealing with this a very long time. Did you ask your veterinarian these questions? She or he is more
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My 2 year old male cat seems ro be having an issue with pulling his fur out. My last vet gave him steriods and said that should help. It hasnt worked at all. He has gained a little bit of weight but he is still active and plays with one of his older sisters and my roommates 1 years cat. I am worried since he only seems to be chewing off he fur on his stomach and his hind legs.
This is one of those “conditions” that can be difficult to identify exactly why they a cat is pulling out his or her hair. It can be caused from a multitude of things, including allergies, fleas, skin conditions (mites) or even behavioral to name the more common causes. So I’m not surprised that he didn’t
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Hello, I have a female Labrabull who is between 14-16 years old. My family and I know that she is old and she has arthritis or hip dysplasia in her back leg. Like most dogs at an old age, they will not eat or drink as much but one thing we’ve noticed is that she grunts all the time. When she’s laying down, getting up, being rubbed on her belly. I’ve noticed that she does tighten up around her belly when she’s getting her belly scratched.
You have done an excellent job taking care of your dog! That is getting up there in years for a large breed dog. I would also expect that your dog would have some issues with arthritis at that age. But, as far as the grunting goes, this is the time we wish our 4 legged
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Hi hope you can help. We have a 6yr. old spaded female cat,that has developed a limp and the weight came on. She tends to stiff walk on the hind right leg. She mainly sleeps on her back. Her limp is getting worse.She doesnt like to be picked up. She is mainly an indoor cat that goes out occasionally supervised. Mainly stays on patio. She is active but the weight that just kinda hangs and limp has not given her quality of life. What can we do? We have her sister too who is not overweight w/no problems and a bird.
Cats can develop arthritis just like people, but if she is only 6 years old it is more likely something else is going on. It is possible that she had a previous injury that you did not know about, and is now bothering her. Or arthritis may have developed from a previous injury. The problem
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My dog Molly is a patient at your location. She has been on Vetprofen 25 MG for awhile for arthritis. Two refills ago the new bottle of pills looked a little different so I called and was told they were the same pill just changed to a less expensive pill. The last refill I picked up is a different pill, the bottle says Ostifen Caplets 25 MG. I asked about the change and was told you do not have Vetprofen now. Since the doctors are the ones to prescribe the medication and different people are preparing the refills, I just wanted to confirm that this is correct and it is okay to change from Vetprofen to Ostifen.
This is an excellent question. Vetprofen and Ostifen are the same drug, just different brand names. But, although they are the same drug, Ostifen is less expensive. We hope Molly is doing well. I checked with your doctor- Dr. Welch. She recommends to continue her medication as per direction. If you have any other questions
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