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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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Hello i hve a German shepherd 9 weeks old . We changed his food to blue wilderness for pups. And now he has been scratching and licking his legs like crazy. Also his fur color is changing since we started him on this. What could this be  
The change in fur color is most likely from the excessive licking. The saliva will, with time, cause a change in color. It is suspicious that it started when you changed your diet, although the diet may not have anything to do with it. Puppies can have skin issues, including sarcoptic mange, that will cause
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I have a Jack Russell Terrier his 1yr 3month old. This morning he woke up with diarrhea and had vomit twice. What can I give my dog for his stomach?
So sorry about your baby. This is a good question. Generally speaking if a dog has a small amount of diarrhea or vomited once or twice, but does not appear to be sick, you can try withholding food and water for a while to see if the vomiting settles down. There are not any human
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I believe my dog swollow a piece of a baby pacifier( the nipple plastic piece) because i found it on the floor and that piece was gone, normally when he chews something up, i find pieces but this time i really think he swollow, my question is, could he vomit or digest out? Or do i need to take him to a vet or emergency to get xray to really know if its in there? He still active now but what signs could i watch out for. He is a mix breed bichon/ lhasa aspo 3years old netuer male. 13-14lbs. Please, i am a little nervous and worried for him. I dont want this to get bad.
Usually if a dog chews up and swallow a small piece of something plastic, such as the end of a pacifier, it will go through without any problems. I see my dog eating things and wonder if I won’t have to do something, and sure enough, it passes without a problem. So, dogs are pretty
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Please help my dog is having baby dogs but it’s stuck she can’t get it out what can I do please contact me asap I’m so worried
First of all don’t panic. But, if the puppy has been stuck for a long time, it may not be alive. You should take her immediately to an emergency or 24 hour hospital. It may be something simple, but it is important to get assistance for this type of situation. Plus, if the issue is
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Hello, i have a question, so my dog doesn’t like his food anymore so yesterday 5/23 i bought new food hills science diet dry small bites for small breeds and started this morning but he is not interested in it at all and he can be pickie sometimes. I have caught eating my large dog dry food which is iams but so my question is bad to start new food a day after old food? He still very active and not having health issues.
That is a very good question! It depends. Some dogs I swear have cast iron stomachs! They eat the most awful things without a single problem. Others, try feeding something different, and instant diarrhea. For your situation, if he is picky and won’t eat what you have, then go ahead and feed the other food,
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My baby Morkie had a tick on him and I removed it and whatever else that was there and applied some alcohol to the spot and some triple antibiotic ointment. is there anything else I need to do? I have no insurance for him right now and he had a treatment and is due for another one now.
Your actions to remove the tick and apply antibiotic ointment are perfect. If your baby gets a tick in the future, you can do the same thing, but be sure to use tweezers to remove the tick. You do not want to use your fingers because ticks can transmit diseases to humans. Also, if the
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My dog has broken off his canine tooth. Should I take him to a vet to have it looked at?
A broken or cracked tooth in both dogs and cats is a problem. Broken teeth cause pain because the nerves will be exposed. Bacteria will enter the break or hole in the tooth causing inflammation and infection. This process can continue for years and can be very painful. The tooth becomes infected which will cause
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