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Lacy | 8 hours ago
My Puppy Is Almost 9 Weeks Old. He Was Seen At The Vet, On Tuesday (initial Puppy …

My puppy is almost 9 weeks old. He was seen at the vet, on Tuesday (initial puppy checkup). They called on Weds. to tell us that he had a parasite in his stool. We picked up treatment and gave his 1st dose Wednesday afternoon. He has been acting totally fine. Except, tonight. He has been crying to go out, often. He has had diarrhea and blood in his stool (just started, tonight). I am so worried!

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Hello,
Please call your vet ASAP and ask to be seen. This is a very young puppy and diarrhea can cause dehydration faster in young pups then adults. If your vet is not available go to the ER. Good luck. I hope he’s ok

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Sophia | 15 hours ago
Hi Dr. Mag, I Came Across Some Of Your Videos On YouTube And That Brought Me …

Hi Dr. Mag, Gatsby and I need your help.
I came across some of your videos on YouTube and that brought me to your blogs and finally here to Pawbly.com I feel so fortunate to have found your videos you seem so knowledgeable and more importantly empathetic. The care you have for animals truly shines through. I feel so helpless When it comes to my little guy Gatsby. He is 8 years old and has been very healthy all his life, But within the last six weeks we have been experiencing some urinary issues. I did think he had a blockage because he was unable to urinate for close to 24 hours, he seemed lethargic and did not want to eat. I took him to the vet first thing in the morning and he was given an x-ray which did not show any signs of kidney stones. He was given fluids under the skin, an antibiotic shot and sent home with 5 days dosage of Prozasin. The vet diagnosed him with feline lower urinary tract disease, yet he did not take any urine samples because he said that Gatsby’s bladder was very small and he was unable to collect a sample. He did not take any blood either. Within a couple days Gatsby was again exhibiting the same symptoms so I asked around for personal referrals and took him to a different vet. This vet said the same thing, Gatsby’s bladder was very small, but he kept him for a few hours to collect urine and did perform blood analysis and lab work. This was a Saturday and the vet suggested I switched him to a prescription urinary diet and informed me I would receive lab results that Monday. When the vet called all of his lab work came back clear, no infection, no signs of crystals, no signs of cystitis, kidneys functioning properly and he does not have diabetes. The vet suggested I keep him on a prescription diet and suggested that he lose weight because he is a big boy at 15 pounds. This was about a month ago and Gatsby has had two more episodes since. He is licking himself a lot. He travels to his box many times and is only producing small dots of urine, he has on a handful of occasions exhibited inappropriate urination, but only during these flareups which tend to last 2 to 3 days. I’ve called the vet to discuss Gatsby’s condition and his solution is to have the surgery performed. I have read a lot of literature, watched a lot of videos and have taken him to two different vets to try and find answers and help for him. It hurts me to see him struggling. He is on a wet food only diet, I do not feed him any dry food or dry treats. I have tried a urinary health chew which he receives once a day. I have noticed that he has not been drinking water as he used to prior to these episodes. I have a water fountain for him I’ve tried fresh water in different types of bowls, I’ve tried water with ice, he’s just very resistant to drinking water now. Any advice or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, I think part of the problem is that no one is really sure of his diagnosis. Straining can look like a lot of other things too. I always check the gi system and the urinary system for a cat displaying litter box issues. What that means is that I do a rectal exam. I check the colon the feces (send to the lab) and anal sacs. I also check a urine sample. I even do a urine culture and sensitivity of I can’t find the source of the problem. I think your diet plan is good but I would… Read more »

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Madison | 1 day ago
My Dog Has These Spots All Over His Body What Can I Do About Them And …

My dog has these spots all over his body what can I do about them and does anybody know what they are?

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Good morning-
It is so hard to tell anything from a photo. This could be an allergic reaction possibly. You will have to have your vet look at them in person though to be sure. If it is, they can give you some medications (oral/topical) that will help clear it up and offer some comfort to your pup. It could also be a side effect caused by something else- I wouldn’t do anything until you get to see your vet. Best of luck!!!!

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Myiesha | 1 day ago
Hi Dr Mag I Noticed Alittle Over A Month Ago My Cat (Zedicus Aka Boo Boo) …

Hi Dr Mag

I noticed alittle over a month ago my cat (Zedicus aka Boo Boo) was sneezing alot and sound like he was snoring when he was up. I took him to his VET where he was diagnosed with polyps. My vet referred me to a specialist for a rhinoscopy. In the process of searching for a reasonable priced specialist. I discovered your youtube page while doing research so I could be better prepared and I had to rush Zed to the ER b/c one night he woke up vomiting up foam. Once we got to the ER he was fine. I had the ER vet take xrays and told them what my Vet said. The Dr vet didnt think it was polyps but perhaps allergies or asthma. She prescribe Clavamox for 2 wks and to revisit the Vet and take another x-ray. The medicine helped the runny nose but nothing else. I’m getting frustrated because I don’t want my cat to suffocate and seems no one really knows what’s wrong with him.

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Hello, I’m so sorry that this has been so frustrating. I think the best advice I can give is to call all of your local rescues and shelters and ask them who they use for cases like this. They know the local affordable and reputable places where you might get better direction. Also ask about a feline specialist. They too are more direct and often helpful. You need a vet willing to work within your budget and concerns who is able to give you meaningful assistance. It is the best place to start I think. Best of luck. Let us… Read more »

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Jessica Terzigni | 2 days ago
Hi Dr. Mag, I Noticed One Of Our Dogs Shaking And Scratching At Their Ear Tonight. …

Hi Dr. Mag, I noticed one of our dogs shaking and scratching at their ear tonight. I looked in the ear and it is red and has dark brown ear wax on the outer ear and smells a little musty and sour. The other ear is normal, no smell and no redness. I removed the wax with cotton but do not have ear cleaner. Would I be able to purchase some cleaner from the vet? Or could you recommend one for purchase? This is for Zoey. Thank you!

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Hello, Is there anyway you could have her seen? The reason I ask is that we always want to differentiate between inflammation (red ears can be a sign) and infection as they take different treatments. I am at the clinic tomorrow. For now you can give Benadryl (50 mg) by mouth to see if it helps the redness. If you prefer to not leave your home we can start with an ear cleaner you can pick up here and see if this helps. If there is pain or a foul odor coming from the ears you really should have her… Read more »

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Sharon Gainer | 4 days ago
I Have A 13 Year Old (best Estimate Because He Was A Rescue) Chi That Needs A …

I have a 13 year old (best estimate because he was a rescue) Chi that needs a dental. He has CHF and takes 2.5mg of Enalapril daily, as well as 12.5mg of Lasix daily. Is it safe for him to have a dental?

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Good morning- I would talk to your vet performing the cleaning or surgery (not sure what type of dental you are referring to). Your vet is familiar with your pet and the overall health and can assess any risks with you.

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Lily | 4 days ago
I Just Brought Home A Foster Dog & Was Told He Is About 2 Yrs Old, Brought …

I just brought home a foster dog & was told he is about 2 yrs old, brought north from a hoarding case in GA. I noticed his ears right away and asked about them. I was told “well he came from a hoarding situation.” I’m concerned that it needs treatment or is contagious to other dogs or people. It’s now been about 5 hrs with him & I haven’t seen him itch even once. He seems physically healthy, emotionally he is frightened. But zero aggression & allows me to pick him up. Unrelated, I was given a 5 day course of dewormer “just in case.”
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Thank you for your help.

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Good morning – thank you so much for rescuing. I assume that you are heading to your vet right away for a regular visit since he is new? If not, I would start there. I highly recommend a primary visit whenever adding a new pet to the household. This will 1- help you find out how up to date (bring any and all paperwork, and a stool sample) your new pet is on vaccinations, preventatives, etc. 2- it will help you and your vet both assess the personality of your new pet. 3- it will help you find out if… Read more »

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Again- I would go to my own vet. Especially if you are eagerly awaiting a response.

Krista Magnifico
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Crushing at the edge of the pinna can be a huge number of things. Start at the vets office and give it time. Most heal over a few weeks and grow back normally. But I always start with looking at parasites, infection, poor nutrition and poor husbandry. Your vet can help. Thank you for rescuing!

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Cheri | 5 days ago
I Have A 14 Year Old Female Shitzu That Has Recently Been Licking Her Butt A Ton. …

I have a 14 year old female shitzu that has recently been licking her butt a ton. When I try to get close to her rear, she will either turn away from me or run and hide. When i was giving her a bath the other day, when I was trying wash her rear, she yelled. I was able to get a quick look when I was drying her off before she ran from me and there looks to be a white sore on the side of her anus. Would an antibiotic ointment or an antifungal ointment help?

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Hello,
Your dog needs to be seen by a vet. I can’t tell you if the bump is even relevant to the clinical signs she is showing. She needs to be examined and a rectal exam done too. It might be allergies. Parasites. Anal sacs. Or even am impacted anal sac. These require oral antibiotics, pain meds and maybe even a drain. Please see a vet ASAP.

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Jennifer | 6 days ago
Hello, I Am Wondering If Any Of The Vets Or Anyone Who Has Encountered This Could Give Me An Idea What …

Hello,
I am wondering if any of the vets or anyone who has encountered this could give me an idea what might be going on with my 10 yr old Corgi. He was coughing and spitting up water sometime after drinking water but he started coughing worse a couple days ago and sometimes phlem (white,yellow or water) comes up. He isn’t in contact with other dogs but our family had the flu and pnemonia a couple weeks ago.

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Hello,
I’m sorry but this is so vague to offer much assistance. It is best that you see your vet. I think a thorough physical examination to include ausculting the heart and lungs and a very good overall whole body exam is in order. It might also be helpful to take a chest X-ray for things like pneumonia and megaesophagus and maybe even blood work to include low thyroid. My point is that there are numerous possible causes and until you start ruling some in or out it is a guess at best. I hope this helps.

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Hi there-
To be safe, I would call the vet and have it checked out.

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Run, do not walk, to the nearest vet who can do an echocardiogram and 24 hour holter.

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Jamie | 6 days ago
Hey There! My Weimaraner Bay Is 6 And This Random Bump Showed Up A Few Weeks Ago. …

Hey there! My Weimaraner Bay is 6 and this random bump showed up a few weeks ago. It’s only on one side of her ear and it doesn’t seem to pain her in any other way and there have been no behavioral or environmental changes in our home. Based on my own research I believe this to be a histocytoma, but she’s older than the age group that are most likely to get these? Idk I’d really like to take her to the vet but in the midst of the aggressively spreading pandemic that seems like a bad idea. I was hoping that Dr. Magnifico or another actual vet could give their input?? Thank you for the help!

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Hello,
All lumps and bumps are just guesses until they are submitted for biopsy and histopathology. I do think that as long as it stays small and quiet that you probably have a little time to wait out the virus. If it grows Or starts to bother your pet please call your vet and ask for guidance over the phone. . And for the record my dog had one on his nose at 10 years old. If you are a jarrettsville vey client please let me know. Be safe.