Hi, my 5 year old labrador has been vomiting for the past three months off and on about 2-4 times a week, is there anything i can do to help calm her stomach?
Just a few hours ago our dog was lying down like she normally does. She got up and started walking around slowly for a bit and appeared to be slightly limping. It also seems like she is in a bit of pain. I’ve noticed everything she does seems really slow now, for example just a few minutes ago she went to go lie down on the couch and when she was climbing up she stopped midway through, just looking around then finally jumped up. We won’t be able to get her into a vet until tomorrow, is there anything we can do right now to help her? We have absolutely no idea how this started, she was fine earlier today.
Dear Dr. Magnifico, I felt compelled to contact you after reading your blog. My dilemma is with my 22 month old French Bulldog, Thibaut. I knew when I got him that he would be higher maintenance than other breeds, but his health issues have been overwhelming. I am at a total loss on how to help him, if in fact he can be helped. He has chronic aspiration pnuemonia. His stomach doesn’t empty. Pyloric stenosis ruled out. Esophageal sphincter normal 3 mos ago. Mega esophagus ruled out. He’s on a combo of cisipride , reglan, carafate, Prevacid. He refluxes sometimes thru his nose and develops pnuemonia every few weeks. Episodes cause vasovagal syncope. Consulted with docs at Auburn. Waiting on test results for myasthenia gravis. When he’s "healthy" he’s a total joy. He’s just sick more often than not. It’s not that he’s too much of a burden; he’s my best little friend. It is just painful to watch. My vet is great and has been totally committed to his care. Truthfully, I have lost all perspective on what is the kindest thing for my dog. I have spent in excess of 10k since last May, and did so gladly, but at some point it will become a factor. Any suggestions on a next step? I would be most grateful for any input.
12 year old yellow lab – change of career guide dog. Douglas is getting "lumps" (tumors). Can they be ignored or should they be removed?
I have a male poodle that I’ve had for yr&1/2 but he will soon be 3 in Feb. he has vomiting episodes which sometimes there are 2-3 days in between them,the color has been clear fluid w/yellow but the last 2times it’s looked like canned dog food, his food has been the same thing since I’ve had em which Purina Little Bites w/a little water. he was neutered in May of this yr. so could these be acid reflux episodes or something else?
I have a 12 year old cat that has never had a dental cleaning, but needs one…his breath is pretty stinky. I’ve been hearing lots of stories on various pet forums about their pets going under anesthesia and not waking up. I’ve heard so many stories lately, that I’m getting really freaked out about having any of my pets under anesthesia. What causes an animal to not wake up? I know dental health is very important…can you ease my fears on anesthesia? I’m turning into a major worry-wort in my old age ;-). Thanks!
My family has a 14 yr old lhasa also-shitzu mix female who is going blind, has a history of lime disease, and has what I believe to be a few benign fatty tumors. She doesnt seem to be in any pain however and you would never guess her age by her behavior. She has had accidents her whole life but recently is peeing everywhere. She has a dog door that leads outside to a large pen with kitty litter and a tarp over it. Until recently the door had led to a path along the deck that led to the grass but she was peeing on the porch and ruining it. Since putting the cage there her accidents have become an all the time thing, whereas it used to be a maybe once or twice week thing. My family is fed up with this and are not willing to maintain a diaper for her and are thinking about putting her down. Personally I dont see how anyone could kill something that has been a part of the family for 14 years, over incontinence inconvenience. I would take her myself but my apartment does not allow dogs. Any suggestions? Willing to try anything.
Our lab has torn his ACL…are there different types of surgeries?? does something like this need to be fixed? what are the pros/cons to getting it fixed or NOT getting it fixed.
he is a rescue so we don’t know his exact age but he is at least 8, maybe 9…is it even worth getting it fixed with his age??
any and all information would be helpful, i’ve never had a dog with this injury.
I have a small dog with very bad teeth. He started bleeding from his mouth / gums yesterday. The bleeding will stop on its own but when bleeding restarts he has blood clots and it drips from his mouth. The vet came and didn’t see anything. He has continued to bleed off and on all thru the night and has been restless all night also. There is no odor to the blood. What should i do? He is 16 years old
my orphaned kitten has been bottle fed since we got her, now we are trying to wean her and she refuses to eat anything unless its in the bottle. We made a mash of can food and milk, placed it in a saucer and she turned her nose up every time. After the day passed and she never tried to eat it we made another mash and put it in a bottle that she had bit the nipple off of and she went to town on it. How do We get her off the bottle. Now we know that she sees the bottle and she is hungry but will not touch food any other way
we have tried everything from touching her lips with our finger to offering her the food first instead of the bottle, pushing her chin into the food (careful not to let her nose touch) holding the saucer close to me while holding her (acting like i was eating from it) rubbing it on her gums, spoon feeding, setting her by our 2yr old male while he eats (which he bathes and potty trained her). Everything we could find to wean her and she refuses to eat unless its the bottle. As i stated before she even ate a can food mash out of the bottle.