I have a apx 5 well old pin-chi and she is eating her milk replacement good but today she has not popped and it is worring me and I don’t know what to do please help
First I would like to do a great big shout out to Dr. Magnifico, Dr. Hubbard and all of the other vets along with her entire great and caring staff at JARRETTSVILLE VET on Norrisville Road!!! Each one has help me during some difficult times.
My daughter recently took her 2 year old bully mix to Jarrettsville Vet on a Sunday as her regular vet which is closer to her home was not open on Sundays. Dr. Magnifio took charge and again was wonderful. To make a somewhat long story short, Heidi was diagnosed with Addisons’ disease. It has now been about 5 weeks and the meds are not still what they need to be. The one blood level which indicates dehydration is still high and they keep slowly increasing her meds. Additionally, she has a a very bad frequent urination problem. She was removed off of predisone after maybe one or two weeks.
About one week ago, my daughter found what felt like a fatty tumor on her one side towards the back. Her vet aspirated it and blood was the only thing that came out. I was not there but my understanding was that they were not that concerned with it.
Well,now she has another larger lump between her shoulder blades. She is due for blood work again within the next week so she will have them check that one out too.
I want to be a good knowledgeable support person for my daughter and 2 grandchildren and it would help if I had a little information. Is there a relationship between Addison and growths or tumors? Is it a good thing that blood came from the aspiration or is that a bad thing. I just was to be prefer a little bit so any suggestions or ideas would be great apprciated.
I thank ALL OF YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS.
Take care, Sandy
I used to live with a roommate who had a cat and I did as well. They got along well but when she moved out she took her cat with. Now my cat cries all night so loudly it wakes me up. She cries during the day too but it is less noticeable. I have tried all I could think ok. I will feed her, play with her a bit (usually mostly during the day it’s hard to wake up at 5am to play), try to comfort her and even just ignore her. Nothing seems to work and it isn’t getting better. Does she miss the other cat? Does she want attention or to play? I would love to get another cat for her to play with but I really cannot afford it right now. Is there any advice you can give to help me with this situation?
I see a lot of people giving away their cats because they "no longer can give them the attention they need". Besides the basics, how much attention does a cat need?
After having our AC in our house stop working last night, I am wondering what temperatures cats can tolerate before a health hazard exists. I see plenty of information out there on dogs but little on cats
We have a polydactyl rescue kitten that was abandoned by it’s mother. She is doing great. Litter box trained the first day. Formula and hard kitty good. Gaining weight and growing. Four Weeks old now and is very active. She climbs things and jumps from pretty high furniture, plays and runs. But she gets pretty wild at night. She plays more when we interact with her. But we can’t always be with her. We have an older dog. So we keep the kitten in the basement for now, away from the dog. We don’t want to bring them together until she is a little bigger and older (only one pound).
My question is, will she be ok by herself for a while? Or should we get her another kitten companion to play with and keep her company? We spend time with her. In fact, my wife and I take turns sleeping in the basement with her. But that is the time she gets very active and aggressive and it’s hard to sleep. I would prefer not to get another kitten for several reasons. But if it’s best for her (Hadley), then that’s what I will do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Bill (Hadley dad).
I read your blog concerning the wrenching decisions to be made when a dog bites someone. I am curious if "malpractice" or a similar insurance is available to a Veternarian in the event of a civil suit?
Hi. My dog has been diagnosed with mast cell cancer. He has had tumors removed. Now, a few months after they were removed he is getting new growths, the vet oncologist has tried aspirating to no avail. They have aspirated three times (two locations) and have not recived positive mast cell results. We have been talking about a drug, Palladia and they insist they need another positive aspirate to start Palladia. Is this true? Can you please tell me about Palladia. What kind of life expecancy for a 6 year old boxer with grade 2 mast cell with and without palladia? All in all, I dont want him to be in pain and I want him to have a good quality of life.
Thank you for all of your time!
My Dog, Buttons is a 12 year old Sheltie. She is is in good health with no ailments. Recently we discovered a small tumor like projection from her right leg, it is pink and about the size of a penny. Upon going to the local Farm Vet we learned that it is a "hemangioma" of some sort. He gave her prednisone to see if it would shrink it down. She has now taken the last of her prednisone and it has not shrunk but has not gotten larger, but has a small hole in the side of it. I am attaching a picture of it, for advice as to what you all may think this could be and what I can do for her. I cleaned it with peroxide and put Triple Antibiotic Ointment on it. Any advice or comments are appreciated. Thanks and May God fill your lives with Blessings!
Cat tilts head when walking. Walks like its stunk. Wont eat or drink