My parents’ cat, Oso, is not doing so well. He’s been needing subcutaneous fluids administered via IV and he had not been eating every meal for a little over a week until we started giving him an appetite stimulant.
He also is having labored breathing, mouth closed 36 – 42 inhales/ minute. Here’s a link to a video so you can see: https://www.dropbox.com/s/elf32wwm5z06ygn/OsoBreathe.mov?dl=0
An image of an X-Ray is attached – The comments below and the color arrows were provided by a mobile radiologist that came over to see him – I didn’t understand the notes, but basically she was pointing out tumor(s), cancer and fluids building up inside his body there.
We are continuing with the fluids and with the appetite stimulant he is eating. Steroid once month shots have been suggested and were just started 2 days ago.
Any advice here is very much appreciated and welcomed.
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.
So Stella just pooped a red gelatinous blob and I have no idea what this is. Could it be anal glands or diarrhea from maybe finding our fruit snacks on the floor? She’s been pooping a bit more than usual.. Maybe 4-5 times per day. She seems totally fine otherwise except for wiping her butt on the floor (sorry so gross). Her poop just before this happened seemed like diarrhea.. PS Stella is a Morkie (yorkshire terrier mixed with maltese) and 3 years old.
Ok so this is a little crazy… I never imagined I would see this day, and how I’m having visions of a technological apocalypse. My dog is a video game addict. She literally goes and starts pawing at people’s phones that are left lying about thinking the critters from her game are going to come out to play. I’m 90% decided I shouldn’t let her play anymore because of how much she gets sucked into it. I’m not sure it’s unhealthy but not sure it’s healthy either. Pawbly people what are your thoughts on pet video games and apps like this?
So Stella, our almost 3 year old Morkie has some possession aggression issues. Particularly with things like socks or things that don’t have a firm middle when she bites in (like soft stuffed animals). We have tried bribing her with treats and bones, distracting her with play and love, forcefully taking these items from her (that didn’t work well), and finally today we did something that worked! We asked her if she wanted to go “out” to take a “walk” and though he ears perked up she still didn’t drop this stuffed Aflac duck she found in my office. However, once she had her leash on and saw the great outside at the bottom of the stairs she dropped it and never looked back. Do you think this trick will continue to work? Is there anything else we can do when she’s decided something she has a bite on is something she’ll get aggressive about? Thank you all for your insight and help!
So, we just adopted a 3 year old Morkie, and were warned that sometimes she’ll steal an article of clothing, hide under a table with it, and possibly bite if you try to get it back from her. Well, I just doctored my girlfriend’s fingers after a little fight they had over a sock. Other than yelling at her (the dog) and saying “no” we’re now ignoring her. What’s the best way to handle this and train her to behave better?
My cat just loves to chew on wires.. Any ideas about how to keep her from electrocuting herself?
My friend just decided not to euthanize her cat of 18 years old today. The cat is blind and suffering from seizures, as well as dementia. She seems alert and ok, today, though. Do you think that this was the right decision?
My cat is really really possessive over this one plant in the yard. Is there any way to get him to play nice with the other cats around this thing?
My cat drools profusely when she gets pet.. Is this normal? It’s like dripping all over the arm of the couch… ugh.