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Melissa | 8 years ago
My Pitbull Has Cherry Eye In Both Eyes And I Was Wondering If There Was…

My pitbull has cherry eye in both eyes and I was wondering if there was anything I could do or if he absolutely needs to get surgery or if it’s not bothering him, is he okay?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello, Thanks for the question. ‘Cherry eye’ is a prolapse of the lacrimal gland of the third eyelid. The third eyelid is that little curtain like looking piece of tissue found in the inner corner of the eye of dogs and cats. We see it most commonly as our pets start to fall asleep. When a pet starts to doze off the eye (the actual eyeball itself) actually falls back into the eye socket allowing the third eyelid to start to slide across the eyelid. Its like a little protecting sheet that protects the eye when it closes. A cherry… Read more »

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Rob Schafer | 8 years ago
Marley Update. Marley Ate A Good Amount Of The New Food Today. An Hour Later…

Marley Update. Marley ate a good amount of the new food today. An hour later, he vomitted up the food along with the skewer from last night. He swallowed the skewer whole. He is acting normal. I hope this will be the end of his problems. I will update again if the vomitting continues.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello,

I am so glad to hear that Marley is feeling better.

I am also so relieved to hear that the skewer is no longer in his belly.

I hope that he continues to act normally and I would keep him on the food for a few more days.

Don’t hesitate to call if anything changes.

Once again, I am so happy that skewer isn’t in him anymore!

Best of Luck,
Krista

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Owner Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
Jarrettsville, MD
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Brenda | 8 years ago
Hi, My Daughter Just Got A Puppy From A Shelter. She Is 5 Months…

Hi, my daughter just got a puppy from a shelter. She is 5 months old. She keeps wanting to outside to eat grass. Earlier today she got sick two times in the car. She also got sick in the car when she was bringing her home. Will eating the grass hurt her or will it help her to vomit?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Brenda, Thanks for your question. There are a few things to discuss. I would like to know how long you have had your puppy, and if she has been to the vet yet? I would also like to know if she has had a fecal check, she might need more than one? I always worry about intestinal worms with puppies, especially if they are vomiting or having diarrhea. (I tell my clients that "most puppies come with worms, it is very common, and worms come with the puppy package. So expect them, check for them, and treat for them.").… Read more »

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Lynzee | 8 years ago
I’ve Had My Foster Dog For About A Year Now And The Only Area Where…

I’ve had my foster dog for about a year now and the only area where I haven’t been able to make progress with him is at the vet’s office. He’s a large pit mix, about 77lbs, so since he’s big and scared we have to sedate him for anything more than a routine check up. I take him to vet’s office for little visits so that he gets to know the staff and the smells there, and he’s fine in the waiting room and with staff. He only becomes anixious when we’re back in the room with the vet. Does anyone have any helpful hints, training experience or games that we can play to get him less anixious or even to the point where we don’t have to completely sedate him? Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Lynzee, Thanks for the great question, and THANKS for not giving up, and for already trying to do many of the suggestions that I would have said to try. For many of the behavioral problems and challenges that dogs have we usually recommend trying to ‘desensitize’ them. This is a process of making the scary thing (for example thunder, loud noises, car rides, or even the ever dreaded vets office) less and less scary by continuing to give repeated small exposures to that feared thing. So, the frequent social visits to the office are a great place to start.… Read more »

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Linda | 8 years ago
My Foster Dog Will Pee On My Personal Dog’s Food Bowl After They Are Done…

My foster dog will pee on my personal dog’s food bowl after they are done eating…has also pee’d in the water bowl. Why does he do this.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Linda, I would wonder if your foster dog is marking your dogs bowl as a way of trying to either claim it as his own, or reinforce his belief that he needs to be trying to establish his territory. If the dogs are not spayed/neutered then they may be trying to assert dominance. Even if they are spayed and neutered some dogs still want to claim all property as their own. From a veterinary stand point we always rule out any possible medical conditions with a thorough examination, perhaps blood work, and a urinalysis. If this all seems to… Read more »

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Claudia | 8 years ago
My 3 Yar Old Female Husky/golden Ret. Is Always Licking The Sofa. It Is Made…

My 3 yar old female husky/golden ret. is always licking the sofa. It is made of microfiber. Can this harm her?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Claudia, What an interesting question. I think that your primary concern is whether the ingestion of the microfibers of your couch is harmful? I certainly don’t think that ingestion of any synthetic material is good, and it is hard to know just how much of the fibers are being ingested (i.e. swallowed and sitting in the stomach). I have seen many many dogs that ingest foreign materials that cause gastro-intestinal upset, and also become lodged in the stomach and/or intestines that need to be surgically removed. Synthetic fibers are difficult for the gastric acid in the stomach to break… Read more »

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Carol Ann Leyh | 8 years ago
My Dog Was Injured In A Scrap With Another Dog. She Is Sensitive Around Her…

My dog was injured in a scrap with another dog. She is sensitive around her shoulders and I noticed bruising. What can I do to relieve the discoloration and soreness?

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Carol, Thanks for asking your question. I am sorry to hear that there was an altercation with your dog. Without knowing the extent of the injuries it is difficult to provide advice. Dog attacks and dog bites are some of the worst injuries I have seen. If there are puncture wounds (these can be very hard to see with fur, so look for any wet areas on the fur or places that your dog is licking, these are good clues). At the hospital we give a very thorough look over of any dog that has been attacked or bitten,… Read more »

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Christy | 8 years ago
Hi, I Took My Dog Rose To The Vet Last Saturday Because I Woke Up…

Hi, I took my dog Rose to the vet last Saturday because I woke up and she was bleading from her but. Vet said she was having trouble going and anal glands were bleeding. I have had her on an antibiotic and something for pain for a week along with an external liquid to apply to her butt. Yesterday she was walking around with her tail between her legs and went out a few times but don’t think she was able to poop. this morning she won’t get out of bed and won’t eat. I did sprinkle a little bit of metamucil on her food yesterday. Is there something else I can do to help her go or what else can be wrong with her. She is around 13 years old or so. Beagle 20 lbs…

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Christy, OK, it sounds like there are a few things going on. I am not sure if your vet told you that Rose had infected anal glands? If that is what Rose was diagnosed with then the oral antibiotics and the pain medicines sound like a good place to start. When I have a patient with infected anal glands I start with this and have the patient come back in 3 days for a re-check (just in case it doesn’t appear that the infection is resolving), or ASAP! if anything worsens, or is not significantly better in a day… Read more »

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Krista Magnifico | 8 years ago
What Is The Biggest Toll Our Dogs Pay For Obesity? This Question Was Asked…

What is the biggest toll our dogs pay for obesity? This question was asked by Jana Rade, of DawgBlogger, you can find her blog at http://dawgbusiness.blogspot.ca/p/show-off-your-dogs.html #DawgBlogger

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Stephanie | 8 years ago
Hello! I Have A 4 1/2 Year Old Pug-Daphne. She Has Had Problems With Ear…

Hello! I have a 4 1/2 year old Pug-Daphne. She has had problems with ear infections-yeast infection. Her underbelly gets sweaty at times, which causes the yeast. She recently had a breakout of a yeast rash all over underside including her armpits. I put Nystatin powder and it went away. How can I keep her from sweating so much and licking? Is it characteristic trait for Pugs? Thank You.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Stephanie, There are a few parts of this quetion to address. First, it is prety common for pugs to have skin problems. When a pet has an ear problem I often think that there is likely a skin problem that shows up as an ear problem first. They are quite often related. Also, it sounds like your pup might have had an ear problem that is now a belly skin problem. Yeast is one of the most common skin disease culprits. Yeast is a normal skin resident and is there is an underlying skin problem it can become overpopulated… Read more »