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Jennifer | 1 week ago
Hello, I Am Wondering If Any Of The Vets Or Anyone Who Has Encountered This Could Give Me An Idea What …

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I am wondering if any of the vets or anyone who has encountered this could give me an idea what might be going on with my 10 yr old Corgi. He was coughing and spitting up water sometime after drinking water but he started coughing worse a couple days ago and sometimes phlem (white,yellow or water) comes up. He isn’t in contact with other dogs but our family had the flu and pnemonia a couple weeks ago.

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Hello,
I’m sorry but this is so vague to offer much assistance. It is best that you see your vet. I think a thorough physical examination to include ausculting the heart and lungs and a very good overall whole body exam is in order. It might also be helpful to take a chest X-ray for things like pneumonia and megaesophagus and maybe even blood work to include low thyroid. My point is that there are numerous possible causes and until you start ruling some in or out it is a guess at best. I hope this helps.

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Hi there-
To be safe, I would call the vet and have it checked out.

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Run, do not walk, to the nearest vet who can do an echocardiogram and 24 hour holter.

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Jamie | 1 week ago
Hey There! My Weimaraner Bay Is 6 And This Random Bump Showed Up A Few Weeks Ago. …

Hey there! My Weimaraner Bay is 6 and this random bump showed up a few weeks ago. It’s only on one side of her ear and it doesn’t seem to pain her in any other way and there have been no behavioral or environmental changes in our home. Based on my own research I believe this to be a histocytoma, but she’s older than the age group that are most likely to get these? Idk I’d really like to take her to the vet but in the midst of the aggressively spreading pandemic that seems like a bad idea. I was hoping that Dr. Magnifico or another actual vet could give their input?? Thank you for the help!

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Hello,
All lumps and bumps are just guesses until they are submitted for biopsy and histopathology. I do think that as long as it stays small and quiet that you probably have a little time to wait out the virus. If it grows Or starts to bother your pet please call your vet and ask for guidance over the phone. . And for the record my dog had one on his nose at 10 years old. If you are a jarrettsville vey client please let me know. Be safe.

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Madison | 2 weeks ago
My Dog Is Acting Strange I Need Help What Should I Do?

My dog is acting strange I need help what should I do?

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Hello,
If you are worried your pet is acting strange you should err on the side of caution and seek immediate veterinary assistance. I hope everything is ok.

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I would get to the vet.

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Jason | 2 weeks ago
Good Day- We Are The Proud Owners Of A One-year-old English Pointer Named Bruno And A …

Good day- We are the proud owners of a one-year-old English Pointer named Bruno and a proud patient of Dr. Magnifico’s. Recently, Bruno has been shaking his head more often and scratching his ears. He has also been sleeping much more the past few days. When not sleeping, he is still pretty playful and eating/drinking. How do you know if he has an ear infection or not? His ears have been professional cleaned, but same actions with his head. Also, no smells coming from his ears. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Hello, Ear infections are best diagnosed with an otoscope visualization and a swab and microscopic slide evaluation of the ears. In some cases there is simply dirt and debris and only an ear cleaning is needed. In others it is infection and therefore an otic antibiotic or antifungal is needed and in some cases it is just a red itchy ear due to an allergy. In any and all cases of head shaking it is imperative to identify what is going on and alleviate it ASAP or you can get an aural hematoma. Which adds two things to treat for… Read more »

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Stacey | 2 weeks ago
My Male Cat Keeps Biting And Taking Chunks Of Hair Out Of My Female Cat Who …

My male cat keeps biting and taking chunks of hair out of my female cat who is very fluffy. He plays rough like that with her and I don’t know how to make him stop. She cries and it obviously hurts her having hair ripped out. I yell at him, put him in a separate room but nothing stops it from happening again. They both are fixed and he’s not trying to mount her. He will bite anywhere, tail, leg, side, etc.

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Are they playing too hard? How sold are they? In some cases they don’t have any idea to respectful boundaries. Like the male is way to excited and gets aggressive about playing. Can you give him toys and help him play with toys, laser pointer, etc do he is a little worn out before he sees her? Anything to try to relive the playmate birder she carries alone. Also be careful with yelling. Cats just don’t get reprimand. It usually backfires.

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Liza | 3 weeks ago
My 9 Yr Old Cat Woke Up Wailing In Pain, Drooling, Wincing And Now His Nose Is …

My 9 yr old cat woke up wailing in pain, drooling, wincing and now his nose is swollen. We took him to the vet that said he has som tatar buld up on a back tooth and some gum bleeding. His nose wasnt swollen at that time. He got a shot of antibiotics and some oral pain meds. He growls when he tried to eat and then backed away from the food. Any thoughts? This happened last year around this time and he got the same treatment

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Good morning- sorry that this has happened. Did your vet take an X-ray? I’m wondering if there is infection so bad it has spread causing that swelling and that the tooth may need to come out? Just a guess on my part. Is your vet sure that the tooth is the cause of this situation? Or is it just 1 part of a bigger picture? I would definitely call back with a few questions and especially now that there is swelling, maybe even request a follow up. Hope everything is ok. Please keep us posted.

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hello,
I agree with Sarah. It is super important to see your vet as soon as you can. I think of drooling as either pain or nausea. Ans swelling has me concerned about infection too. There is no way to guess or even speculate without a good exam and an expert to help understnad what she is trying to tell us.
let us know what happens. good luck!

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William | 3 weeks ago
Lucy Is A Rescue, She Is Female Chihuahua Mix. We Notices She Has Not Been Bearing …

Lucy is a rescue, she is female Chihuahua Mix. We notices she has not been bearing weight on the back leg. More like she was limping, bearing weight more days than other. I was thinking old age, sore muscle. We watch her closely, it seem to be getting better. Then last night on her walked something spooked her and she darted for the house. Since then she does not even extend that leg, she hobbles and wobbles on the three. I am waiting for the vet to call back for an appointment. What should I expect has for as cost for x-rays, I only ask because I assume this will be needed and when I ask an approximate cost, I was told that information is not available to give. What is the best case scenario for Lucy given her age, What is the wort I can expect? I check her leg for mobility and she is moving in all directions and does not appear to bother her. ( the leg in question) Thank you for your time and consideration in this.

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Good morning- so sorry Lucy is in pain. It think that when you get into the vet, you should discuss cost up front. They should most definitely be able to give you an approximate cost of at least the exam and an X-ray. If not, ask them why. At my vet, the pricing is listed upfront- it is $100 for 1 image, $150 for 2 – 3 images… Just be honest and let them know you need to know how much to set aside to be able to pay them. Depending on her exam, and how long ago her last… Read more »

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Kelly | 3 weeks ago
I Have A 12 Year Old Cat That Is Experiencing Sneezing, Nasal Discharge Followed With Blood In …

I have a 12 year old cat that is experiencing sneezing, nasal discharge followed with blood in one nostril as well as some wheezing. Took him to emergency room and he was given steroid injection and clavamox for two weeks in December. After the two weeks experienced same thing, they stated it could be nasal polyp. Regular vet gave Orbax which did nothing. After calling around because everyone wanted 2500 for a ct scan i found a vet that performed a rhinoscopy and he removed three polyps. One looked abnormal so he did a culture and biopsy. He put my cat on doxycycline. The cat is still having wheezing but breathing better. The meds do not seem to be working. So went back to vet and he gave my cat a steroid injection. The biopsy came back negative for cancer and the culture negative for respiratory viruses. He doesn’t know whats going on. He says either my cat has a immune issue with inflammation where he will prescribe some predisone pills or that the cat has a tumor deeper than his rhinoscopy can go. He is suggesting i put my cat down. My cat has been behaving more energetic since receiving the predisone injection days ago but the wheezing and stuffy nose wont go away. Any ideas, i don’t want to put down an otherwise healthy animal.?

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Hi there😊 So glad that you were able to search out and find a vet that could help you. Have you had a heart to heart with him about other management options for your cat?

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hello, i see lots of cats with lots of nasal issues. In general most older cats are some degree of inflammation and irritation, or even perhaps an allergy component. I think that before any suggests euthanasia it would be helpful to get a second opinion. I would ask to see either an internal medicine specialist, or, a feline specialist. If she is happy, eating and functioning I would give her more time an try a few other treatment options. In some cases long term cerenia nasal drops, a steroid, or even an inhaler can help. Also look at her environment.… Read more »

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Joseph | 3 weeks ago
Small Lump On Dogs Ear. My Dog Is Around 10 Years Old At This Point, He Is …

Small lump on dogs ear.

My dog is around 10 years old at this point, he is a King Charles spaniel x Patterdale and has never had any major health problems. He is an extremely active and energetic dog but has a small hard red lump on his ear.

I probably noticed it a few weeks ago, as far as I can tell it hasn’t changed in size. He quite often gets thorns stuck in his skin as he likes to dive into absolutely anything to retrieve his ball, so maybe it could be an infected thorn wound? Even so, I will most likely be taking him to the vet but would like some other opinions first.

(It doesn’t seem to be giving him any discomfort)

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Hello, I don’t think that you need to rush to the vets office but I do think it should be seen by them. It is utterly impossible to diagnose any limp or bump via a photo. And honestly even in person I usually have to say that the only way we know for sure what it is is with biopsy. It is small so your vet might also ok the watch and wait scenario. But if I do this with my clients I always preface it with the following: I measure the mass with a ruler. And I tell the… Read more »

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Caroline | 3 weeks ago
I Have A Small Pug That Has Enlarged Testicles That Is Dragging On The Ground And …

I have a small pug that has enlarged testicles that is dragging on the ground and seems to be a little reddish from scraping the ground. Is it possible to have his testicles removed and how much can I expect to pay. He’s 13 years old.

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Neutering is a safe procedure and cost can vary. I usually ask for an exam,$45, pre op bloodwork $50 and updated vaccines. Surgery is about 150-300. But there are lots of low price spay and neuter clinics around me too. Some are about $20