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i have a cat that is 5months old
i have a cat that is 5months old. she has been fixed has all shots and is an indoor cat. the last few days shes dropped in mood, drinking, eating and most of all playing. what could be wrong? i know nothing about cats other than i know something is wrong, If I understand this
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Hi, we have a stray cat
Hi, we have a stray cat that we are fostering until she weans her kittens. She is vomiting and not eating much, just drinking water and KMR. Should we bring her in? So great of you to take care of a stray cat, especially one with kittens! The answer is yes- you should take her
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can you give a goose a low dose of Xanax to sedate for capture. have an injured bird in neighborhood pond that needs attention trying to catch. a neighbor has Xanax for a dog we were wondering if its possible to sedate the bird for capture
So sad to hear a goose is injured. Do not use the Xanax for sedation. It would be safer for the bird if you can find some type of netting to capture it. Try calling Roger’s Wildlife Rescue in Dallas. They care for birds that have been injured or need help. They may have other
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Cody weighs approximately 18 lbs and is 11 years old. He is a silkie terrier. I need to give him Benadryl for allergies. I’ve done this previously but my memory isn’t what it used to be. What is the recommended dosage (tablet form)? Thank you. LeNora
The dosage of Benadryl for dogs is 1mg/lb. For an 18 pound dog I would start with the 12.5 mg tablet. However, I would not give it unless you have discussed with your doctor that the symptoms you are treating are allergies and your vet has recommended the antihistamine as appropriate for his symptoms. It’s
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My cat has gained significant amount of weight very quickly, been rather lethargic the last few days, and today he has begun peeing on my son’s bed and any material he can find in the floor. He even peed in our back yard twice. He is an indoor/outdoor cat.
So sorry to hear about your cat. If he is gaining a significant amount of weight in a very short time then I am concerned there may be fluid building up in his abdomen. It may be something else, but this would fit what you are describing. I suspect that your cat, from the symptoms
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We got a new Pitbull puppy about 3 weeks ago.
We got a new Pitbull puppy about 3 weeks ago. I was told he was 8 weeks old at that time. But I not to sure about the age. I was also told that the puppy was wormed. Yesterday I noticed the puppy was twitching a lot in his sleep. Then I saw he had
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I have 1 month 25 days old pomrenian puppy can i make him bath
Yes, you can bathe your puppy, even a puppy as young as 3 to 4 weeks. But, normally you would not need to- mom is usually very efficient at keeping the puppies clean. If for some reason there is an important reason to bathe a young puppy (maybe you are dealing with an orphan), use
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The Skinny on Fat Pets
  Losing weight seems to be on just about every other person’s to-do list for the new year—but humans aren’t the only ones with an excess poundage problem. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Just like people, overweight pets
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Hi my name is Kara
Hi my name is Kara – I was wondering if you have any jobs open for teens Kara, that is a great question. The answer is yes, but it depends upon your age. Depending upon the age of the person working, there may be restrictions on what hours you can work and how much (which
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Hi, I have a puppy 13 weeks female German shepherd.
Hi, I have a puppy 13 weeks female German shepherd. I took her out in the morning to do her business I usually leave her out for a while before bringing her back in. I went to look for her and she was laying in a corner and my other dog was trying to get
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