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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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I have a puppy that looks like it might be a Chihuahua mix and looks to be about 5 to 6 months old. She is very active and playful but she vomited in her bed and since has kept vomiting and its going on the second night. She is now vomiting a yellowish/greenish phlem. She has not wanted to eat or even drink anything and is just laying in her bed. I am very low on funds and cant afford the trip to a vet. She belongs to my 9 year old son who is autistic and I dont want to have to give her up and I definitely dont want for her to get worse. Please help me with some ideas or some resourses, PLEASE.
I am so sorry to hear about your puppy! Have you had her vaccinated? We always worry about parvo virus in puppies. It is a very common problem and we highly recommend that all puppies get their vaccinations to prevent this serious and life threatening disease. If you have gotten her vaccinated it is less
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Currently our pitbull who’s about 7yrs and approx 65lbs. These past few days she’s been having low appetite and no bowl movement till this morning which was extremely runny. Her balance seemed off at first and peeing normally. What type of tests do you run to see what is wrong and about how much would the entire visit approximately cost?
Sorry to hear that your dog is having health issues. Hopefully it will not be something serious. Our exam/ office fee is $48.00. he examination (along with history from the owner) are important to determine the possibilities of what is causing the symptoms. I so wish our patients could talk to us! After the examination
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Is it better to put my dog to sleep so he is not in pain if I can not afford treatment medication for parvo
I am so sorry to see that you are having to deal with such a heartbreaking decision. A couple of things that might help. Are you sure it is Parvo? Has your dog been tested? If your dog has not been tested, there are other things, even a gastrointestinal infection that can look like parvo.
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My cat igit is 18 years old and a patient there, I haven’t brought him back in a few years because he has been healthy until this year. His stools seem to not have form, he is constantly drinking water, he will only eat wet food since he is missing several teeth and he seems to have facial twitching and started at walls. I really don’t have the money to bring him in and usually with his age my prior vets with other cats suggest to put them down and I don’t want to do that. He still urinates regularly, he still tries to play with his four year old Maine coon brother. He seems to have lost quite a bit of weight but still keeps eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom just fine. What can I do to make sure he is ok without it costing me a fortune with tests?
So sorry to hear about your cat. I agree with you. I think from the symptoms you are describing, that your cat is having health issues. Eighteen is getting up there in age. From the symptoms you describe there can be a lot of different possibilities. One of the most common problems we see in
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These vets here in Oklahoma suck and my car not in good shape to drive far away . My cats been to the vet twice now for anal glands problems . Two different vets . Well just took her yesterday and she drain it with her fingers inside her anus . Cause I know u can do it that way or outside the anus . Anyways little bit of stuff came out she said it had odor . Anyways she weights 13.12 Ibs . Said she wants her get down to 11 Ibs . Didn’t give me no oral meds or no liquid stuff u squeeze in the butt . Well I look and it is infected again . She had them drain twice now . Why in the hell does it not go away ? I can’t keep taking her vet every week . That gets expensive and vets here suck . I read if it don’t go away they can do culture test may show what’s going on . Or I read that if it’s bad they have flush it out and give meds . She goes cat box and everytime it smells and I can tell she is straining to go . And she licks her butt all the time . I also read that they may have do it every week to get the stuff out if it’s bad . Or there’s something major going on . Please help im tired of going to different vets and them not doing nothing .
The veterinarians in Oklahoma are generally very well trained and I have found through the years that vets are not in it for the money but genuinely want to help their patients. You are dealing with a situation where there may not be an easy answer. Some pets have ongoing issues with their anal sacs.
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