How long does the parvo diease stay in residents?
I know phenobarbital causes an increase in alkaline phosphatase, however my research says alk phos is not the indicator for liver disease. My dog’s seizures are well controlled on phenobarb but his alk phos is off the wall. He has no symptoms of liver disease. At this point, I would just assume he not have labs drawn anymore unless I knew which ones would yield the most accurate information. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Jarrettsville Vet Patient – Itsy Graumann #13182-2
Itsy Was Seen By You…
Thursday Jan. 24, 2013
Jarrettsville vet patient – Itsy Graumann #13182-2
Itsy was seen by you on 1/8/13 for red gums and ulcers in her month/tongue. I have changed all feeding/drinking dishes to stainless steel and ceramic as per your recommendation. Itsy finished her last tx of prednisolone on Tuesday. There is 50% left in the bottle of prednisolnone. First question – Can I keep the rest for future use and how should I store the the remaining medicine?
Second question – I ordered & received a 360 degree drinkwell pet fountain in plastic vs stainless steel prior to Itsy problem. Should I exchange it for the stainless steel model?
Third question – I would like to take my two 9 month old cats (that I adopted in October) to our cabin in Deep Creek next weekend. They will be in the car for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. My question is can cats travel in a carrier inside a car? I was also looking at buying a fold up cat playpen for the drive. I have never traveled with cats, dogs yes. Will you please advise me on what to do. Thank you for taking the time in anwering my questions.
My dog has allergies and dry skin. The vet recommended Benadryl and fish oil. What are your thoughts on coconut oil? thanks Lori
My miniature pinscher recently developed some sort of skin condition and I don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend at the vet trying to figure out what it is. We did have a skin scraping done, with the results of "no mites found." She has severe dandruff, from head to tail. She also has scabs on her ears and legs, and is losing hair from between her eyes, her ears, and her legs. When this first started I had changed her food to a grain free. As soon as I noticed an issue, I changed her food again to a different grain free. The condition continues to get gradually worse so I’ve changed her back to her original food and am now giving her coconut oil twice a day. She was on antibiotics (Clavamox) for 10 days to prevent infection in a bite wound, but it didn’t seem to help. I have three other dogs, one of which has no similiar symptoms at all. The other two both have a very light case of dandruff. My vet wants me to treat it as mange and put her on ivermectin, even though he didn’t see any mites on the scraping. I really don’t want to expose her to unnecessary medication at this point. Is there anything else I can do for her? Are there any other things this could be? My vet said it could be ring worm, but no one else has any of the symptoms, so I’m relucant to spend the $80 (that I really don’t have!!) on the test for it. Please help! I have heard wild alaskan salmon oil is also good for the skin. Can I use this with the coconut oil or is it one or the other?
What’s the best type of chew toy for my dogs?
How often should I trim my dog’s nails? They are making sounds on my wood floor, but my groomer says that she can’t trim them any shorter.
My vet gave me some antibiotic pills for my dog.I tried getting him to eat the pill in a "pill pocket" without any luck. Do you have any tips to get a dog to take medicine? I don’t feel comfortable putting my hand inside his mouth to force him to take it.
How do you know when your kitty needs an anti-anxiety pill to help them overcome tinkling outside the litter box? My little girl is almost 3 and has been on antibiotics, eats dry and wet prescription food (UR), gets Cosequin daily and still has trouble.
She eats from her own bowl, has a water fountain to increase the likelihood of hydration, and has plenty of opportunities outdoors. She clearly has a high level of anxiety about 50 percent of the time though…pacing, switching her tail, hiding, etc. Although she has 5 siblings, we treat her as though she is a little princess.
I’m thinking it’s time to start her on an anti-anxiety tablet. Are these expensive? We are already spending a small fortune on a the special food and Cosequin. Any thoughts?
(PS…Noodle and Banjo have told us about your website). Thank you!
My cat seems to enjoy shredding my couch. What can I do to stop this?