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Jennifer Taylor

I am very lucky in that I could contact my vet after hours who suggested taking him for a ride and seeing if he was normal upon returning home. We took a quick drive to our favorite hiking spot, he had popped up, tail wagging so we took a short hike and swim. Upon returning home he again refused to leave my SUV. I moved my vehicle and offered to take him in a different door to the house which was a success. Seems something must have scared him in our kitchen and the hike was an added bonus. Completely normal today.

1 month ago
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Jennifer Taylor

My cat was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma at 1 year 8 months old. Given that she was so incredibly young both of the veterinarians at our regular practice urged us to get a 2nd opinion. We visited a cat hospital where the doc confirmed the diagnosis. She felt that our cat was not a candidate for chemo. When asked for a realistic expectation on the time she had left I was given 48hours to 6 weeks at very best. She was treated with prednisone, vitamin B12, probiotics, meds for nausea and subq fluids as needed. She lived an additional 2 years 2 months of which truly was quality up until the very end.
By contrast our 14 1/2 year old cat was diagnosed with lymphoma and was gone 2 weeks later. Her treatment and veterinarians were the same.
Sometimes it is up to the pet. Seeking a second opinion is certainly worth it. Sometimes it is nice to get a fresh perspective and know you did all you could do to treat your pet. Best wishes and I am so sorry.

3 months ago
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Jennifer Taylor

That is very important information. Either of those could be very concerning. I would exhaust all resources in trying to raise the funds for the xray to determine what the cause is and how to treat. Some ideas I recommend are; borrowing money from friends or family, pawning or selling an item of value, or contacting rescues and area shelters to see if they offer any assistance to the general public. Best wishes in getting your cat feeling better.

3 months ago
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Jennifer Taylor

I would be very concerned if one of my cats was not defecating. I would give the vet a call. Best of luck. Hope you can get a plan in place to keep him regular. Feeding my cats a 50/50 mix of wet and dry has done the trick with my cats.

3 months ago
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I would watch carefully to see if you continue to notice “wet spots” where she lays. My dog has Spay-Induced Incontinence, she leaks urine when she is sleeping. It is often odorless as well as my girl also has a condition where she does not concentrate her urine. If you continue to notice these wet spots a trip to the vet would be warranted to see if there is a medical cause and treatment. Best of luck!

3 months ago
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Jennifer Taylor

I would speak with your vet. There are different wormers that are parasite specific. It could be as simple as the wormer you are using is not covering the parasite the puppy has….or it could be something completely unrelated. If she is crying when passing stool I would try to get in to your vet as soon as possible. I hope your puppy feels better soon!

3 months ago
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Hi Kat, I see your question posted several times. It looks like it was answered on a separate thread. I thought I would answer this one to be sure you see the reply. I would visit with a groomer. While I understand and sympathize that you are concerned about sedation. Some groomers who are experienced with cats may be able to get the job done without sedation depending on your cat’s personality. If the matting is as bad as you are describing you run the risk of skin infections. I had a very old long haired cat. I found it best to keep her cut shorter to prevent matts. Best of luck for you and your cat!

3 months ago
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Jennifer Taylor

Hello, I would follow up with your vet. They should be able to provide guidance and also give you an estimate for surgery if they feel that is an option. Best wishes for you and your pup.

7 months ago
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Hello, I am so sorry your dog is not well. If this were my dog I would put in a call to the veterinarian who diagnosed my dog. I would want to be sure they were not retaining urine. Best wishes to you and your pup. I hope your vet can help guide you to a solution to keep Cora comfortable.

7 months ago
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Hello, I would first be sure nothing is awry medically to cause the accidents. Then determine when the accidents are occurring. My dog would have accidents overnight. She would do just fine during the day. A visit to the vet ruled out any medical concerns and crating overnight eliminated accidents overnight. I then go Back to Basics. When going back to basics I crate when I can’t be with them and tether to me to eliminate the risk of wandering off and having an accident when I am not watching. We also go out hourly when I am home during this phase. For the growling; I would sign up fo a basic obedience class. ALL of my dogs big or small have attended basic obedience. I help run a rescue and often tell adopters I more than know how to train dogs. I have had 80 dogs come through my home as fosters in 5 years and I own 5 dogs. I showed my personal dog as a teenager in 4-H….I know the basics of obedience! But participating in an obedience class helps make my relationship with my dog stronger, they know I am the leader and the trainer is a neutral party who points out MY mistakes in teaching my dog. Turns out I learn something new every time! It also allows potential issues to be nipped in the bud before they start and it helps correct issues that we are currently having.
Best of wishes!

8 months ago

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