Hello. I hope you can help me, I’m very distraught. We love our dogs very much. We don’t have a lot of money, but we do get them whatever they need, and lots of things they don’t need. lol. One of our dogs, who is nearly 14, was trying to get me to give him food yesterday, and as he jumped up to put his front paws on my leg, to get my attention, he squealed, like he hurt himself. Now, he seems to have a bit of discomfort or pain in certain positions, and he doesn’t want to jump or crouch. He is not limping really, but certain ways he walks, he will act like his leg is too weak to hold. We only have one vet in this area, the nearest other one is 4 hours away. The vet we do have, is not kind or friendly, and charges wayyyy more than a vet would in a large area. I cannot afford to bring him to the vet right now, even though I desperately want to. It’s not like I have the money and I don’t want to spend it, I honestly don’t have it. I will sell my things if I have to, but of course we prefer not to. I am tearing up writing this. I will do anything I can. I am considering selling our car to get our dog to the vet. Please help tell me what to do to help him?
My dog is having discomfort with a recently fitted cast for a fractured leg. Should I increase his pain medication? What do you recommend? Thanks, George
(my Cousin Tammy Smelser Told Me To Email And Speak To Krista)
I’m Trying To Get…
(my cousin Tammy Smelser told me to email and speak to Krista)
I’m trying to get second opinion- I have a cat, and have had her for several years – she keeps going ‘poop’ in my house right beside her cat box — I’ve tried everything- changed the litter, changed the cat box – I also have another cat as well… he’s male — he goes in any cat box he can – and I have 3 cat boxes.
I took Maggie to the vet, they said she has idiopathic cystitis ? They said she may think it hurts when she goes to the bathroom and the litter box is the cause of it? Her ‘poop’ is also hard, and I told the vet that as well.
I really can’t continue with her doing this … it’s daily she does it – she knows too, because when she sees me, she runs and hides … so she won’t get scolded. Wondering if you can give me a second opinion by this email – or do you know of someone that will take her and take care of her?
Thanks for any help.
I have a foster cat who pants randomly. She’ll play wildly, sometimes for minutes, sometimes just for a few seconds, then she will pant a bit and get back to playing. At first I thought it was heat but it’s not really hot in the house.
You know how humans get bad injuries in a joint and later on when the weather gets wet or cold it aches? Can that happen in cats too? One of my cats had what we thought was a broken paw when someone found her in the garbage (she was a week old). She limped when she first walked, but the limp went away. Now that it’s so wet and cold, she’s limping on the same foot. It’s a slight limp, but she puts the paw up when she stops walking.
Is it okay to withhold food from a cat when they have diarrhea? For 12hours? For 24 hours?
I Have An 18 Year Old Cat Who Has Recently Exhibited Very Unusual Behaviour. …
I have an 18 year old cat who has recently exhibited very unusual behaviour. She is constantly hungry but doesn’t want to eat anything I try for her. She always ate dry food – until about 2 months ago and has stopped eating dry treats. So I tried her on wet cat food and she likes some of it for a day – but then won’t eat it the next day. Her fur has become matted and she will sit and stare at me. She hasn’t been to a vet since 1998 – because she never goes outside and has been extremely healthy up until the past couple months. Is this typical for an older cat to have matted fur and eating issues? Thanks
We have a 7 year old German Shepard with perianal fistulas. He has been on this course of prednisone for 2 weeks, started at 30 mg per day and after one week and much improvement in the anal area we reduced the dose to 20 mg per day. Yesterday he started vomiting and today he has not had anything to eat or drink. He is still vomiting, just slime coming up. I am assuming that the medicine did not stay down yesterday and he would not take it today. He is also very lethargic today. He has been taking 20 mg of pepcid and 1 g carafate with food prior to taking the prednisone. Every other time he has been on prednisone getting him to eat has not been a problem. Not sure what to do this time to get him to eat so that he can take the meds.
One of our cats woke up this morning with an oozy/watery eye. Clear fluid and gooey looking. I have erythromycin at home, but she is pregnant. Is it safe to use this on her? thank you, ~kelly
Why does my pug keep shaking her head and licking?