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Candice | 12 hours ago
Cat Polyp Removal (looking For Any Affordable Vets Near AZ Or Willing To Travel)

Hey guys,
I have a cat named Butters and he needs a polyp removal. I currently live in Arizona and I’ve called around and been quoted for $3000-7000. I’ve seen some comments on here of people finding clinics that does it for an affordable price. I’m willing to travel as well. Please help me find a clinic cause I really don’t like seeing my little guy not being able to breathe correctly 😰

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I am not sure what you have done so far to help understand what is going on with your cat? Can you provide more detail? Who has seen your cat so far and what have they done?
    If you are suspicious of a polyp have your reached out to all of the local rescues and shelters to see if anyone locally can help?
    Have you reached out on social media? I’m sure there are local vets who can help. We just have to find them! Let me know. I’ll help too

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 15 hours ago
Our Morkie, Stella, Is Having An Allergic Reaction Since Last Night. She Was Licking And Biting …

Our Morkie, Stella, is having an allergic reaction since last night. She was licking and biting herself all night and when we finally realized she wasn’t just being just neurotic (she has some weird behavior sometimes) we took her to her regular vet.

The vet told us she is having a serious allergic reaction and they gave her a shot (cytopoint 20mg).

We think maybe she got into something that was really no good for her because while the shot seemed to help for a short period of time, it basically has now stopped working.

The vet thought maybe it was the food were giving her, but we’ve been giving her the same food for weeks.

She is now panting, refusing water and treats, and going back to biting and itching her sides and legs. Her ears are bright red inside which is a common allergy sign for humans but I know nothing about what that means for dogs.

She just seems itchy and twitchy all the time. Our vet is currently not open and is not accessible by phone.

We’re wondering if she maybe got into essential oils or massage oil we used for ourselves and licked it up. Nothing seems too scary right now but she does just seem completely uncomfortable and twitchy.

What should we do from here Pawbly? Please give us some guidance.

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Well. I am going to answer this as your friend. Some of it is general advice and some is more personalized.
    First. Every allergic reaction should be treated as a possible topical allergen. Bathe! Bathe! Bathe! It doesn’t really matter if you use doggie shampoo or detergent. But get the pet completely wet. Lather in shampoo. Rinse well. Repeat three times. Dry with a towel. Too much hot air from a dryer might worsen the red skin. (If it is red. And lots of allergy dogs get red).
    Next think about oral diphenhydramine. One mg per pound. If the face isn’t swelling. Facial swelling can lead to possible throat closure which is a severe reaction. So nothing oral if having trouble breathing. These cases go straight to the ER! If you’re have intense itching, redness or hives and/or swelling I give injectable diphenhydramine and a steroid. In my experience it is the best way to stop these clinical signs. I also send home both. (Diphenhydramine is otc). If the clinical signs worsen I have the pet return. If they aren’t better in a few hours I have the pet return. It bugs me to pieces that vets don’t provide help after the vet. I call it documenting and sending home instructions for “if this, then that” scenario. Just for things like this. Too often it isn’t a single one stop and you’re cured.
    Also once you have a reaction you are more prone to others so ask to have these meds available to you for your at home pup first aid kit.
    Lastly Cytopoint is not for allergic reactions. It is for itching due to allergies. I don’t think it is the best choice for this case. (Just my opinion).
    Call me if you need anything. You have my number. 😉

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Oh. And cytopoint can take four days to take work. Apoquel is faster. But it’s still not my go to for an acute severe allergic reaction.

    1. Nicholas P. Woodward Post author

      So much love to you for commenting on this so quickly. Do you think we can give her a little bit if liquid children’s benadryl if she doesn’t feel better after a bath?

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Jennifer | 2 days ago
Our 7 Year Old Rhodesian Ridgeback / German Shepherd Mix, Duke, Had Surgery A Couple Weeks Ago. He …

Our 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback / German Shepherd mix, Duke, had surgery a couple weeks ago. He came home with a small fluid pocket where his tumor was removed. It ended up becoming bigger, and retaining a lot of fluid. As of now it is getting smaller, at least a little bit, but I noticed it’s feeling a little more solid on one end. I’m not sure if that is normal. He seems to be doing fine in all ways otherwise, no discomfort or any other noticeable changes to his behavior. I’m not sure if I’m starting to worry over something that may be normal, but the portion that feels more solid is still engorged and it doesn’t sit well with me. I don’t know if it will start to feel more solid, if that’s normal… I don’t know.

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Did you discuss this with the person who did the surgery? That’s the best place to start. I wouldn’t assume anything. It’s best to have it rechecked.

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Pebles | 2 days ago
Hi I Have A Two Year Old Chihuahua And She Keep Getting Fleas I Give Her …

Hi I have a two year old Chihuahua and she keep getting fleas I give her treatments after treatments flea baths and they keep coming back what do I do?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I never use a flea bath anymore. It has very poor residual effect and in most cases they are pretty toxic ingredients (in my opinion ). There are much better products available these days. I like Revolution or frontline. It needs to be used monthly if you have a severe flea problem.

  2. Sarah

    Good morning-
    Along with what Dr. Magnifico’s advice, I would recommend treating your home as well. Be sure to thoroughly clean and vacuum floors and furniture to get rid of any fleas or eggs. I would also wash bedding, etc. I would keep up with cleaning more often than usual until the fleas are gone. Hope this helps

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Sharon | 3 days ago
My 9 Yr Old Lab Has Torn His ACL. I Need A Recommendation For A Surgeon In …

My 9 yr old lab has torn his ACL. I need a recommendation for a surgeon in my area. I am in Northern Harford Co. Md.

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  1. Laura

    In case Dr. Magnifico doesn’t see this: give Jarrettsville Vet a call. Either they can do it or they can refer you to someone nearby(ish).

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    We have a boarded veterinary surgeon who does TPLOs at our practice. Your dog would have to be seen prior to by dr Magnifico for a consult. Other than a traveling surgeon there are no other boarded surgeons in our area. De whalesby and de runnels are the other vets we refer to. Cost of a TPLO surgery at jarrettsville vets is $3,000

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nicole | 3 days ago
Surgery To Widen The Pelvic Canal In A Cat

back in june i had to take a kitten to the vet for a broken femur. he had been closed in a door at his last home. the vet was able to put it back together and it healed nicely. however the kitten is in pain still and not well. yesterday we figured out it is because of damage to the growth plates in his hips. the pelvic canal is too small and he is having pain with passing stools (primary issue), pain with walking (he waddles, is almost always stationary and has zero kitten-like attitude) and stunted growth in general (he is 1yr old and is the size of a 3 mo old). the vet is an amazing person. he thinks that if he removes a rib he can use it as a spacer to widen the pelvic canal. however, as with all surgery, it is no guarantee. i feel terrible because i dont know what to do. i am inclined to euthanize the poor baby because he is suffering that much, i dont want to put him through more trauma just to end up at the same outcome. what are your thoughts or opinions?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    This is my personal opinion after working with pets for two decades. I never euthanize without trying. Even if you can’t afford surgery maybe you could manage the difficulty defecating with a canned food only diet? If the hip joint is the issue perhaps an FHO could help? I don’t know we ought about the case to offer more advice. But you can always get a second opinion to help too.

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Jen | 5 days ago
My Dog Was Spayed Almost 4 Weeks Ago And Appears To Have Just Developed A Small Seroma …

My dog was spayed almost 4 weeks ago and appears to have just developed a small seroma on her incision. Has anyone else had this experience and did you contact your vet?

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  1. Sarah

    Hello😊 If there is no discomfort or pain, if it is not warm to the touch and your dog is behaving normally (no lethargy, good appetite), you might be safe just keeping an eye on it. If you notice any of the above or any discharge or worse swelling, I would call the vet right away.

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Joretta | 6 days ago
My 11 Year Old Sons Dog Lost Use Of His Back Legs On Thanksgiving Night . The Emergency …

My 11 year old sons dog lost use of his back legs on thanksgiving night . The emergency vet said it was a disc in his back . I am in WV is there any way to get help with getting surgery it is way more than I can afford .

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  1. Sarah

    Hello. I am so sorry that you and your son are going through this. Have you by any chance had time to phone your regular vet rather than just have the ER vet assist you. Your primary vet may be able to help you find a more affordable option🤞Sometimes there are more than one option for treatment depending upon the situation. Also- depending on the diagnosis and cause- you might be able to find help online via YouTube. What kind of dog is it? What was the diagnosis? What surgery are they suggesting? What X-rays were taken? Did you have an MRI as well? All of these thing should be discussed with your primary vet. Hopefully they will be able to assist you I. Finding treatment options that are attainable. 💛🐾

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Sarah | 7 days ago
Hi Again All!!! So- Today I Took Rontu T The Ma And Pa Trail. He Was …

Hi again all!!! So- today I took Rontu t the Ma and Pa trail. He was misbehaved, to say the least, yesterday. Today- he was a model citizen🤷‍♀️ So, I have to ask if his behavior may have been due to the fact that the kids were with me for some reason?

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  1. Laura

    If the kids don’t normally go for trail walks, then yes, that’s likely the issue. I’d bring one kid for a while, then bring the second once he’s adapted to the first.

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Sarah | 1 week ago
Good Morning And Happy Thanksgiving Pawbly Friends!!! We Decided To Go To A Local Trail This …

Good morning and happy thanksgiving Pawbly friends!!! We decided to go to a local trail this morning with the kids and the dogs. Rontu, who is usually pretty good on leash, was really a maniac. Lots of panting, whining, pulling…. really a jerk😞 My thinking is anxiety because it is not one of our normal walking trails. We walk everyday, but the same usual routes with little variation. I am now going to start bringing him to other places once or twice a week where we can work on this behavior. I will be sure to bring lots of treats and patience. We have not had this issue with any of our other GSDs, so I am just guessing that this will be a good way to start to correct this behavior. If anyone has any other ideas, please share. Thanks!!!🐾💛

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello!
    Happy thanksgiving. I think you are spot on! Try new places and try tho balance the excitement (and yes possibly anxiety too) of a new place with the focused intellectually challenging aspect of exploring. Keep him on a tight watch and enjoy as he learns new boundaries and new explorations. Sending love to you all.