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Karin | 1 week ago
My Dog Is Having Soft Stool. Giving Her Forti Flora In Her Food With Chicken And …

My dog is having soft stool. Giving her Forti Flora in her food with chicken and dry food. Was wondering if I can give her Pepto Bismol

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carrie Urquhart
6 days ago

I wouldnt. I dont think it helps. Forta flora helps helps replace bad bacteria for good, kinda like probiotic yogurt. Id give her plain boiled chicken and rice for a day or so, and slowly add her dry food back in. Avoid any table scraps and offer plenty of water. Also check online for any recalls in her dry food.

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Michelle | 1 week ago
My Dog Is Paralyzed From The Waist Down. My Dog Is A 4 Year Old, 10 Pound Shi-poo …

My dog is paralyzed from the waist down. My dog is a 4 year old, 10 pound Shi-poo mix. He suffered from some trauma yesterday (Friday) after getting his paws stuck in some metal grating he seemed ok but then his symptoms exacerbated after running around the park and playing with another dog. At around 5pm on Friday, he was able to poop and urinate and ran around at the dog park but by the evening he couldn’t put any weight on his hind legs. At 8pm, my dog was still able to wag his tail. We went to a doctor this morning and that doctor says he still has sensation in his hind legs (even though they he cannot move them). We have been given the option of MRI followed immediately by surgery but we are not sure if we want to put his body through that much trauma with the risk that he could die on the operating table. We have taken him to a “holistic” vet who has treated him with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and cortisone. The acupuncturist Vet said he would need 4 weeks with 1 session a week to see if that method could help but also told us we could very well have “missed” his critical cure time if it doesn’t. Nevertheless the acupuncturist said he is very confident as his method has seen much success in IVDD in older dogs. My dog is in a lot of pain and has not urinated or passed stool since yesterday I do not believe he has control over his bowel movements And he is constantly holding his head back and he is constantly propping himself up on his two front legs. I would love a second opinion and an honest opinion of what his chances of regaining full motor function and bowel control are with OR without surgery.

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Sarah
7 days ago

Hello- I am so sorry you are going through this. I am hoping that Dr. Magnifico sees your past, as she has a lot of experience with ivdd. I can however direct you to her YouTube webpage where she has helpful videos dealing with ivdd that may be useful to you. Very best to you and your pup. I hope things work out well🐾💛

Krista Magnifico
7 days ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your dog. I’m also not a neurologist and it doesn’t appear that you have done the diagnostics to acurately and definitively diagnose him. I think the best advice I can give is to go to a neurologist and see if they can help do this. They typically need an mri to diagnose. This is usually over $1,000 and I don’t encourage clients to do it unless they are ready and able to do surgery after. This is usually about $7,000. If you chose to or cannot afford these then I think full body xrays… Read more »

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Melody | 1 week ago
I Have A Cat With A Urinary Blockage Hes Male. Everywhere I’ve Called Has Turned …

I have a cat with a urinary blockage hes male. Everywhere I’ve called has turned me away and I don’t know what to do anymore. I can’t afford 1600 up front im just trying to figure out where to take him of anyone has any advice for me pleases let me know

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Krista Magnifico
8 days ago

Hello, This is absolutely an emergency and I so very sorry that you cannot find someone to help you with the funds you have. Here is what I can recommend. Ask the vet who diagnosed you (and therefore have already paid the exam fee) and ask them to help you. You know, in some form of meaningful help. If all else needs to be postponed at least have them drain the bladder. This will at least buy you some time to find a place that will help. I would like to follow up with you and see if we can… Read more »

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Deborah | 1 week ago
My Cat Is Making Noise When Breathing

My cat is making noise when breathing

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Krista Magnifico
9 days ago

Hello,
I can’t tell you if this is serious or not, but, we always have to prepare and address the worst and hope for the best. Please call your vet and ask to be seen. If it is something that affects the ability to breath it needs to be treated immediately If it is an infection you will need antibiorcs from them.

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Vanessa | 1 week ago
My Parakeet Was Trapped Inside Of Our Turtle’s Tank For An Uncertain Amount Of Time. …

My parakeet was trapped inside of our turtle’s tank for an uncertain amount of time. He’s out now and drying. He’s struggling to fly, and his feces are very watery. Should I take him to an emergency vet?

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Sarah
9 days ago

I would go to the vet ASAP.

Krista Magnifico
9 days ago

I agree with Sarah. Birds are very fragile. Stress can literally kill them.

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Desi | 1 week ago
My Cat Hasn’t Peed In About 2 Days And I Can’t Afford Cost, She’s …

My cat hasn’t peed in about 2 days and I can’t afford cost, she’s been trying to pee everywhere around the house including litter but nothing but blood drops . Also creditcare denied me . She’s 3 and will be 4 in August. Is there anything I can do at home to help her pee .

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Sarah
9 days ago

This is truly an emergency. You need to get her to a vet immediately- it is only going to get more costly the longer you wait. I’m sorry. Is there anyway that you could call the local shelters to see if they can help with cost? Or talk to your vet to work out a payment plan with them directly?

Krista Magnifico
9 days ago

Go to the ER. Have the cat assessed and the bladder drained. Then keep looking for help. This is an emergency.

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Maggie | 1 week ago
Hi, Kirby,my 11 Year Old Cat, Has Taken A Liking To Spending The Whole Day Laying …

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Kirby,my 11 year old cat, has taken a liking to spending the whole day laying outside on the covered deck. He complains if I make him come in! He and my other cat Cricket have always been indoor only cats, so I have never been concerned about fleas. But now, I’m starting to be worried that he may contract them, even though he isn’t down on the ground. I’m assuming that fleas, as well as ticks, can fly, and I don’t want either cat to be exposed to them. What protection do you recommend? I don’t want to just buy something OTC without asking. Thanks, Maggie

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Sarah
9 days ago

I would talk to your vet about preventatives for fleas and ticks. And I would treat both cats since one can bring hem them inside to the other.

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Ej | 1 week ago
Hello Ma’am, My Cat Is Injured – Like, He Can’t Turn His Head And …

Hello ma’am, my cat is injured – like, he can’t turn his head and seems to be like swelling on his neck. He can’t walk normally because his head is not straight😞. I saw him today. He was missing for 4 days when he was attacked by another cat. Can u help me please? I can’t go to vetenary hospital. Can u help me please any solution that I can do in my home and help my cat to revive? I have paracetamol tablet given for human. Can u help me out please… 😟😞

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Sarah
9 days ago

I’m sorry, but your cat needs to be seen by a vet. Medications cannot be prescribed without a Rx from the vet, and it sounds like your cat has serious injuries. Please get your cat in to be seen as soon as possible.

Gloria
8 days ago
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You must take the cat to the vet. Figure out the payment stuff later.

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Amber | 1 week ago
Hello! My Cat Chunk Has Been Recently Having Issues With His Front Paws For The Past 2 …

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my cat chunk has been recently having issues with his front paws for the past 2 months. It’s off and on and when I touch his paws he doesn’t wince or cry. He still uses the scratching pad with no issue, but he’s limping and he can no longer jump up on the bed as easily. I’m afraid he may have arthritis. What is a good supplement or something we can get to help him with his joints so he’s strong again! He’s not an elderly cat, I guess you could call him middle aged. Thank you! He’s about 15 lbs

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Laura
10 days ago

I think I’d start with a vet check. Medicating without diagnosis can be dangerous, and it’s possible he has an injury you can’t see.

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Giselle | 2 weeks ago
I Have Kitten That Is 10 Weeks Old. Just Recently I Noticed Him Limping On His Left …

I have kitten that is 10 weeks old. Just recently I noticed him limping on his left front arm, and a swollen ball on his neck It has now gotten big and swollen. What should I do, let me know ASAP plz .

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Krista Magnifico
10 days ago

Hello.
This kitten should be seen but a vet ASAP. I am worried about a fracture and abscess. These should be treated immediately in a kitten this young.