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chris | 6 years ago
I Have An 11 Year Old Chihuahua. He Has That Glossy Lost Look In His…

I have an 11 year old Chihuahua. he has that glossy lost look in his eyes, is whimpering at touch and id like to give him something for pain…. he does have congestive heart failure was diagnosed over a year ago but has been living a full playful life. we have just noticed a degrease in activity and all these symptoms in the last day. any suggestions?

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello Chris,

Based on your pups history and previously diagnosed heart condition I wouldn’t prescribe anything until someone takes a look and listen to his heart. He may be in pain because his lungs have fluid in them which is a common sequels to his congestive heart failure. It may not even be pain at all but trouble breathing which needs to be addressed medically and will provide him great relief.

I would recommend seeing your vet immediately.

They can help him feel better.

Wishing you the best on a speedy recovery

Sincerely
Krista

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Anabel Crowl | 6 years ago
I Just Got A Jack Russell Puppy And She Is 8 Weeks Old Today. Her…

I just got a jack russell puppy and she is 8 weeks old today. Her tail isn’t docked. I was wondering if you suggest getting it done or not. And if so, what age is best to do it? Also what age do I get her fixed? I’d appreciate your advice. Thanks!

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Kristen Vance
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Hello!
I would say it’s personal preference but I would not recommend it unless their is a medical reason.

The age to get her spayed depends on your vet and your preference. I think many of us go with between 4-6 mos but every practice has it’s reccomendations.

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Don | 6 years ago
My Ferret Was Hanging By The Neck From His Hammock, We Cut Him Down And…

My ferret was hanging by the neck from his hammock, we cut him down and stuffing around his neck was very tight so we had to cut it again. Now he is having a hard time swallowing food, We gave him apple sauce and he kept on trying to eat it and then minutes later he spit it back up. I think this is due to his throat being swollen.Is there anything I can do besides just keep on trying to feed him liquids? Also I put ice on his neck to try to help. Also not willing to spend a lot of money on a vet since he is very old.

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martha | 6 years ago
My 2 Year Old Dog Sounds Like He’s Choking When He Eats Or Drinks All…

My 2 year old dog sounds like he’s choking when he eats or drinks all of the sudden could he have a cold or virus?

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Only when he eats or drinks? What breed is it? How long has this been going on?

It is possible for a dog to do this if eating/drinking too fast, but he could have a problem with the esophagus or larynx. Please have that checked.

http://www.vetinfo.com/dogs-coughing-after-eating.html

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Sharon Larrimore | 6 years ago
Dog Licking The Air?? Just Started Three Days Ago

Dog licking the air?? Just started three days ago

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Kristen Vance
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Hello!

Licking the air could be a sign of many things: anything from a compulsive behavioral problem to dental pain, gi pain or even seizures.

Because of this, it would be a good idea to have a veterinarian do an exam and try to figure out what is causing the licking so it can be treated appropriately.

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Jim | 6 years ago
My Daughter Has A 9 Year Old Maine Coon Cat. He Seems To Have Hit…

My daughter has a 9 year old Maine Coon Cat. He seems to have hit his mouth hard against something and the area has swollen a lot. He is having some difficulty breathing and mucous is coming out of his nose. Also, because of the swelling, I can’t see his front teeth. I’m not ure if the swelling is in front of his teeth or if it has somehow covered his teeth. I’m also not sure if he can close his mouth entirely. I know that he has got to be in pain.
My question is: Is it possible for a vet to do a payment plan on a surgery if he needs one? I don’t make a lot of money and any solution would be a great help. I just want him to feel better.

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Eleanor Wood
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Individual vet practices run as private, independent businesses so there are no general rules for payment plans and the like.
My advice would be to have him assessed by your local vet, and then once you know what is required to treat him you can discuss payment plans.
We’re not heartless as a rule, and will generally do everything we can to help, but we really appreciate people being honest with us from the start if there are financial limitations so we can plan the best course of action for your wallet and your cat!

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Jason | 6 years ago
Hi! I Bought A Kitten, Siya (her Name) Off A Girl I Found On Craigslist…

Hi! I bought a kitten, Siya (her name) off a girl I found on Craigslist. She had found the kitten wondering the streets in Queens, NY. Siya was found with another sibling. The girl said Siya’s sibling was diagnosed with ring worm and passed it on to Siya. When I bought her she was missing patches of fur on her head. The girl said that was due to the medicine she was given from her vet to treat the ring worm. I have had Siya for a week now and brought her to a vet to be checked out. After the $300 pet visit the vet recommended I take Siya to a pet dermatologist to look at her where the fur was growing back if she starts getting red there again. The dermatologist is $175 just to see the Dr. plus the costs of each test and treatment. I don’t have the money for that right now so I was hoping someone on here would be able to look at the photo of Siya and tell me if it is the ring coming back or if it’s a cut on her head or something else. Thanks for your time in advance.

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Krista Magnifico
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Hello Jason, This picture certainly looks as if it might be ringworm, which is actually not a worm, but an infection caused by a fungus. We tend to see it in cats that are young and have been under some sort of stress, which in Siya’s case might just be having been shifted around in multiple homes. So, here is my advice. I cannot diagnose a cat with a pictre, or over the internet. I would in some cases be making an incorrect "guess" and a diagnosis is dependent on many factors that a picture cannot provide me with. BUT,… Read more »

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Natasha | 6 years ago
Hi, Our Dog( Daniel Faraday) Has A Slight Growth(bulge) Under His Skin. The Bulge Seems…

Hi, Our dog( Daniel Faraday) has a slight growth(bulge) under his skin. The bulge seems like it is not attached and it is squishy, it is about 2.5 inches long and 1/2 and inch in height. We dont know what it is and we need your help. Please let us know what it is and how to get rid of it. He is mixed(beagle/hound/small breed) and was born in August 2012. Thank you!

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Eleanor Wood
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Hi,

Unfortunately there are many reasons for a lump like this to appear, and even a physical examination may not be able to tell you exactly what it is without further tests.

Daniel would need to be examined by a vet to know whether this is something to be concerned about. However, unless it is sore or red or weeping, it is not an emergency, but get it checked in the next couple of weeks.

Good luck!
Eleanor Wood
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Ashley | 6 years ago
Hi, Our Six Month Old Puppy Had To Wear A Cone For A Week Due…

Hi, our six month old puppy had to wear a cone for a week due to an eye injury and now one of her ears is stuck sticking up (the other one is floppy). Is there anything we can do to train her stuck ear to go back to the normal position?

Thank you!

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Hi Ashley,

nobody is answering this one, frankly, I don’t know how you could train the ear into the right position either. I feel that with time it will settle where it belongs. I wouldn’t see this as a major problem to really worry about. Is the ear resisting being gently folder over into the right position? If so that would worry my. Otherwise I wouldn’t worry. You could probably gently fold it over when petting her.

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Tish Lanquist | 6 years ago
Jake Is A 12 Year Old Male Lab Mix Who Is Experiencing Need For Urination…

Jake is a 12 year old male lab mix who is experiencing need for urination every 20 to 30 minutes. Our vet took a culture which came back negative for infection, however there was blood in his urine. He has been on two separate antibiotics for over a week with no improvement. Our vet has no answers and we are desperate. Any ideas?

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I’m sorry Jake isn’t feeling well. Has your vet thought about checking Jake’s prostrate for inflammation or infection? Diabetes, Cushings, or kidney disease may also be possibilities. Of course, I’m NOT a vet, but these are possibilities you may want to explore at your next appointment.
Hugs for you and sweet Jake. Hope all is better soon.

Krista Magnifico
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Hello Trish, I would ask a few questions, like is Jake neutered? when was he neutered? I would do an x-ray and a rectal exam to check for any signs of prostate disease. An ultrasound is also a good idea to look for abnormalities in the bladder, around the bladder, etc.. A culture can come back negative if your pet has been on antibiotics within 7 days of the culture. It may even be necessary to do another culture. Also check for any other reasons you might have bleeding,,usually a full blood work, and maybe even a tick titer check..(I… Read more »