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Marshmallow The Rabbit | 1 month ago
My Bunny’s Legs And Private Area Is VERY Dirty. Whenever People See Her They Comment…
My bunny's legs and private area is VERY dirty. Whenever people see her they comment about it. The fur is brownish yellowish and it's her pee that's stuck. I was wondering if there's a way to clean her fur and not have it brown? Preferably not one that involves my bunny anywhere near water? We got her like that and it hasn't left in the year we've had her.
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Hello,
I am worried about infection and I wouldn’t wash her without finding a vet to look at her first. Are there any local rabbit groups in your area? I’m concerned about diet, and diarrhea or urinary tract infection. Please don’t treat her without a better understanding of what’s going on with her.

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Good morning-
I was curious to see if you had gone to the vet and found out more about Marshmallow?

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Michelle Martinez | 1 month ago
I Have A Labrador I Don’t Know If She Is Pregnant She Has Excessive Barking…
I have a Labrador I don’t know if she is pregnant she has excessive barking because sometimes we put her in the garage and she has her house there and she sleeps with my boy dog golden retriever the point is that I don’t know if Labrador is prevent and I really wan to place a barking collar on her but we don’t want that to get in the way of her puppies she might have but we don’t know if she is pregnant
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Hi Michelle, you have multiple issues happening. If your lab is pregnant, please get her spayed. You are not equipped to handle a litter of puppies. The other issue – the barking – is managed by giving her more to do. She is most likely bored! This is a smart working breed, and they need mental work regularly. Instead of using an aversive like a bark collar, work your dog!

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CECILIA Wang | 1 month ago
Seroma – Drain OR Not My Puppy Was Bite By Another Dog About 10 Days Ago…
Seroma - Drain OR not My puppy was bite by another dog about 10 days ago. The wound was not big and heal very fast. But right now I found there is a seroma on his neck, "tennis ball" size. But he is normal as usual, full of energy, eat good, no painful, no fever. I took him to the vet, the doctor suggest me to do the surgery and drain the seroma. The cost is about US$1200.00. Should I do it or not? As I checked on line, normally the body could slowly reabsorb the fluid of the seroma. Thanks in advance!!!!!!
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I agree with Sarah!

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Jenny Weber | 1 month ago
My Cat Was Taken Into The Vet Yesterday With What They Said Was A Partial…
My cat was taken into the vet yesterday with what they said was a partial blockage. They said his urine presented with calcium crystals and there was particles (sludge) in the bladder. They told me to pay $1500 to catheter him and keep him for a few days but that almost leads to Re-blockage once the catheter is pulled so they recommend to put him to sleep. He is only 2 I was bawling so they offered to put in a catheter and inject saline and then flushed the bladder that way. He is home and went pee last night but now hasn’t gone pee for almost 24 hours . He is eating, taking his pills and drinking. Should I be worried what are the next steps ? I should mention that he didn’t drink or eat much yesterday. I am concerned it is almost 24 hours and he hasn’t gone pee. Could he be reblocked due to lack of fluids ?
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Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your cat. Can you go to your regular veterinarian for help? I don’t know enough about your cat to offer much meaningful assistance. BUT, in general these cats benefit from fluid therapy (ideally, intravenously). BUT, it is first important to know whats going on and why it happened? In most cases cats this age have either a UTI or cystitis. Both benefit from fluids to flush out the bladder BUT they have to be able to pass urine AND NOT get blocked,,, which requires hospitalization and immediate unblocking. In my clinic we help people… Read more »

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Hello,
It sounds like you have started on a good plan. I can’t answer what caused the crystals but diet, lifestyle and any meds should all be scrutinized. Keep a close eye on him and the litter box and find a vet that you trust who will help you from start to finish. Keep me posted and very best of luck.

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Kurt Schaffner | 1 month ago
I Have A Pom-Chi Who Is Around 8 Years Old (but Doesn’t Know Or Act…
I have a Pom-Chi who is around 8 years old (but doesn't know or act like he is) and has a HUGE attitude, lol. Seriously, he wants to eat everyone he sees outside. I believe that he only tolerates me and my girlfriend because we feed and take care of him. lol All kidding aside (but he really does have a huge attitude) is there any OTC medicine I can give him for an upset stomach? I remember the last time I took him to the vet, he said I could give him OTC Benedryl for his allergies/scratching. Just curious.
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This is something best answered by your vet, as they know your dog best.

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Cammi Breeding | 1 month ago
I Really Can’t Describe It. My 1.5 Year Kid Dog Is Up To Date On…
I really can’t describe it. My 1.5 year kid dog is up to date on all shots, heartworm preventative as well as flea and tick preventative. His last checkup was 3 months ago and he is in perfect health. He started hacking (sounds like dry heaving) yesterday. I have video of the sound. It is happening quiet frequently like an attack. Please help.
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Either he’s sick or he has a heart condition. Either way, get him to the vet ASAP.

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Maria Monroy | 1 month ago
This 13-year-old Dog Has A Tumor Or A Ball In One Of The Nipples. Could…
This 13-year-old dog has a tumor or a ball in one of the nipples. Could someone tell me what it is and what should I do please, thank you
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It could be a tumor, it could be a cyst, it could be something else. A vet needs to look at it in person, palpate it, and take a biopsy of it to determine. Please get your dog to the vet.

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I agree. And if she isn’t spayed she needs to see the vet sooner versus later. Please

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Pam Brooks | 1 month ago
My Cat Was Taken In To The Vet In May To Treat Allergies, Difficulty Breathing…
My cat was taken in to the vet in May to treat allergies, difficulty breathing (snoring sounds) and a head tilt. Was given an anti inflammatory, antibiotic (convenia), vitamin b-12, ear drops, and an X-ray. Diagnosed with asthma brought on by allergies. Lungs ok. Three weeks later breathing and itching had improved, but third eyelid started showing. Vet would not see him and said to go to a specialist. Took the cat for a second opinion. That vet said we should check for nasal polyps. Was sedated and had an exam of ears and throat. No polyps were visible. Vet felt a small enlarged area under the soft palate, but could not confirm this was a polyp. Head tilting stopped after first visit. Recurred a few days ago. Not present now. Second vet recommended going to a specialist for ct scan. It is cost prohibitive and I'm not sure it is necessary. Third opinion from an online site recommended we try antibiotics for the respiratory issues. Started on one antibiotic today for ten days. And started on purina fortiflora. Looking for any other advice or experience with issues like this. I've never had a cat with these problems. Thanks. #cats #nasal #headtilt #respiratory #polyps
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Hello, This is a tough one. The problem really lies in the inability to localize and identify the lesion causing all of the clinical signs. I would look into Horners Syndrome and see a cat specialist. I also would consider a long discussion with a trusted vet on what is treatable and what isn’t based on most likely diagnosis. That’s really what you need. Help from someone who will talk about your case within your budget and comfort zone. I have to add one more thing. It really bugs the heck out of me to have a vet who won’t… Read more »

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Hello, I completely understand your frustration. For al of the reasons you mention we added a storyline section to this site. If you can please add a story of your experience at each vet you went to and include the prices of each visit. I hope it is a way for others to see what the cost of care is and even which bets are affordable and helpful. Stories are entered by service provider. So each visit is entered separately but reference that you added one for each. It is a new feature so let me know if you have… Read more »

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Awesome! Sounds like you made great helpful progress. Very best of luck.

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Kelly Redden | 1 month ago
Our 12 Year Old Tabby Is Very Sick. On Sunday, When Petting Her, I Noticed…
Our 12 year old tabby is very sick. On Sunday, when petting her, I noticed that she seemed like she’d lost weight (she’s very small to begin with). On Monday she didn’t seem to be eating much, on Tuesday she was breathing heavily and sleeping in odd places. Today she was walking funny, we took her to our vet who gave her an X-ray and told us that she has fluid around her lungs and diagnosed her with lymphoma. She gave her a shot of steroids and said that if, within 24 hours, there was an improvement, then the cancer may be treatable with steroids. The vet told us that she had a 50/50 chance. After coming home and doing some research, I don’t think this is true. I don’t want my kitty to suffer and wondering if I should seek a second opinion.
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Hello,
I think that I would first recommend a referral to either a feline specialist or an internal medicine specialist. If these aren’t available to you based on proximity (and your vet should help you with a referral to the ones near you), then yes get a second opinion. I wish you the best of luck.

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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… Read more »

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Marshmallow The Rabbit | 1 month ago
My Bunny’s Breathing And Nose Twitching Is Very Fast. My City Is In The Middle…
My bunny's breathing and nose twitching is very fast. My city is in the middle of a heatwave and my bunny has recently just been laying on my kitchen tiles. My sister is staying over and she is very loud and has startled my bunny a lot. I tried to have her lay down on an ice pack but she kept trying to EAT the ice pack so I took it away. I put water in a spray and tried spraying her (it was a mist, not that much water came out) but my bunny would take one spray and run away. Her nose is twitching VERY fast and her breathing is crazy. I was wondering if there was a way I could calm her down. Is she doing OK as well? Her coat is not very thick and she is albino. Thank you.
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Good morning. Is there anyway that you can call your vet right away?

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hello,
I would be worried about overheating, but stress, pain, and disease are also possible. Its best and safest to head to the vets.