Even after I walk my Huskie and she has a bowel movement outside, she still has a bowel movement in the house, what could be the problem and how do I solve this
My brother has a 14yr old yellow lab named Allie. One of her ears flaps looks like a filled hot pocket,and is painful and hot to the touch.
Allie’s owners seem to think that it will go away on it’s own. What is this called, what causes it, and what is the treatment process? Thank you for your advice!! ~kelly
I rescue dogs. I am a foster failure. My recent foster failure is Shelby. I have had her for a year now. She is a border collie mix who was rescued at 1 1/2 years old at 7 lbs. (should have been 25 lbs.) with no shelter, no food or water, and on a chain. Couple of things that bother me and what I think attributes it. I want to get your opinion.
First, she licks constantly. If she can’t make contact, she licks the air. I attribute this to anxiety from her past. She has no reason to be anxious since being with me, she is treated like a queen !!
In public and around other people/strangers, she squats a lot. I have checked her for urinary tract infections….all negative. I, once again, attribute this to anxiety.
She constantly tries to herd everything. I know its in her blood lines but she never stops. She has an older brother she herds and she even herds me. ?? How do I correct the behavior with me ??
Lately I have noticed her humping stuffed animals in the house. I assume to establish dominance. I find this weird for a female dog. How do I correct this behavior ??
I have a 4 year old German Shepard, Qiana. She became lame all of the sudden on her front left paw, it also swelled as if she injured it. I waited thinking the swelling would go down, it did not so I took her to my vet and they aspirated it. They could not get anything from it.
We decided to operate and get a sample to send for pathology. This was August 2012, the vet got the results back and told me it was nothing to worry about.
Now, almost a year later she is worse. She cant go for hikes or walks without limping terribly within the first five minutes. She cant run after her ball without serious consequences. I have been seeing my vet to follow up and she says to have her take it easy. Well, she is not a dog to sit on the sidelines, it is not an easy thing to make her do.
I am thinking of getting another opinion so I requested her pathology results. Some of it worries me but I would like to find out what it means.
The report says:
Microscopic Description: Sections of bone in which there is modest focally extensive fibrosis with numerous closely spaced fibroblasts between trabeculae and around apparently fragments of bone. There are also regions of cartilage. The lesions extend to the margins. Section of collagenous tissue with an out pocketing of synovial lining that is distended and lined by thickened synovial cells.
1.Bone, modest intertrabecular fibrosis with densely arranged fibroblasts.
2.Collagenous tissue with dilated synovial membrane.
Comment: Digit three, front left and P2-P3 joint. The first slide contains bone and nearby fibrous connective tissue with proliferating fibroblasts. The cause of this fibrous proliferative change could not be determined. It may be secondary to previous trauma or injury or perhaps a foreign body or infection (although no foreign bodies or agents were seen). Alternatively, a deeper lesion/mass cannot be ruled out completely and because the fibroblasts appear proliferative, the site should be monitored. A section tissue contains collagenous stroma with a dilated synovial membrane region.
So, the questions that I have are; should I get another opinion? Should I see a vet oncologist? What do you recommend?
I really appreciate anything that you can tell me.
Donna and QiQi
My lab has developed fatty masses on her body; side, front, etc. What can I do to get rid of them?
I Am Going On Vacation And We Walk Most Of…
I am wondering about doggie sunscreen.
I am going on vacation and we walk most of the day on pavement. My dog has a pink barely hairy belly and seems to get sunburn by the end of our trip. I looked for sunscreen and couldn’t find any. Is their something else I could use to help protect her? Maybe baby sunscreen or something natural?
Thanks for any advise.
What is an average cost of a tooth extraction for a cat?
I have a feral cat that has given birth to 5 kittens in a old shed out back. This was 5 or 6 weeks ago.
There was another cat that is much more tame that also gave birth to 4 kittens in our yard leaves. These kittens and the mother were brought inside about 1 – 2 weeks old. They were exposed to people and are pretty tame. The mother comes in and out by the cat window. We did this so that we could possibly find homes for them.
We would also like to do the same with the other 5 kittens but the mother is very feral. The 2 mother cats I believe were from the same litter and live in the woods out back.
The cats in the back began to escape and wonder. 2 were abandoned and we thought we would try to incorporate them with the other litter. It was easy and we have made sure the other mother is not overwhelmed. They immediately began to eat solid moistened kitten food. They are a little older then the others. They are all now very friendly with humans and again hoping to find them homes. They are all in a childs play pen, modified, doing well and all beginning to try solid food. Mother is still coming in to check them and feed them. Sometimes we have to remove the 2 "outside" cats so that the mother is not overwhelmed and the cats not really eating solid food have milk, the "outside" cats are at least a week older and stronger.
So.. We happened to come across the other 3 kittens under a palate of landscaping stone. The mother was still around and had not abandoned them like we had thought.
We moved them back into the sheltered shed. They hissed a lot but once we were handling them they were ok. We have been going out there and holding them whenever the mother is not around cause she gets bent out of shape and attacks us.
FINALLY THE QUESTION.
We would like to remove the kittens in the shed and put them in a crate to acclimate them to humans in hope of finding them homes. They are all very beautiful and unique kittens. So we have a separate crate for these cats and I am pretty sure they have learned to eat solid food cause the other 2 from this took to it and had learned. We did not want to put all 9 kittens in the same pen now cause we did not want to overwhelm the one mother, what are your thoughts? Should we put them in a crate where the mother cant get to them and feed them food an water, making sure they do eat?
Also, we would like to trap and get this feral mother fixed so there are no more kittens from her, any thoughts about how we should do this or a place that could do this inexpensively? When can we do this? Did not want to do it while she was nursing.
Same goes with the other mother cat. When can we get her fixed, how old should her kittens be and when can we give them away?
I live in Delta PA area.
My Father Has A 10yr Old Chihuahua That Is Very Obese. The Vet Has Run…
My father has a 10yr old chihuahua that is very obese. The vet has run serveral test to include blood work, xrays, and stimulus test.
The vet suspected Cushing’s disease and the results were 2.7 prior to the test and 11.9 after. The results were negative for Cushing’s however the vet said that sometimes this test provides a false negative.
The blood work also showed levels of 2624 when he said the normal is 5-131. So basically he has a very enlarged liver and that is all we know.
The vet wants to bring in a specialist, Dr. Parkinson to perform an ultrasound and consult.
Question: Does this all sound correct and maybe on target? What would you do? and what do you think may be the prognosis?
My father loves little Bear so much but I hate to see him invest so much emotionally and financially if there is really no treatment.
Thank you so much for your time.
I was wondering if you could help me create a balanced diet for my dogs?
I recently started making more dehydrated home made meals using the ratio of 50% protein 25% fruit and vegetables and 25% whole grains. I dehydrate the ingredients separately and chop them to rehydrate during mealtime. I have done a lot of research on each and every ingredient I use to ensure they are all beneficial rather than just a filler.
For one meal example I use beef, beef liver, beef heart, sweet potatoes, organic flaxseed, organic coconut, parsley, dandelion greens, papaya, cranberries, pumpkin, sardines, rosemary, powdered eggshells, kelp, and alfalfa.
Basically what I am wondering is if I need to add any further vitamins or minerals or make changes to this meal plan in particular?