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Mary | 3 weeks ago
Was Wondering When Allie Is Due Her Annual Vaccines? With This Pandemic And Your Office Being …

Was wondering when Allie is due her annual vaccines? With this pandemic and your office being closed for awhile. Now that your open , could you check when Allie is due for her physical. Thank you.

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello,
Hope you are all safe and well. I had dawn call you this am to go over the schedule. Sending hugs to all. Love that little firecracker to pieces.

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Kyle | 3 weeks ago
Kitty With A Coughing Attack

Hello Dr. Magnifico!
I found you on YouTube! I wanted to tell you how wonderful I think it is that you are going above and beyond to help pet owners worldwide!
I have a 4 year old female cat named boots. For over a year now, she has been having pretty severe coughing attacks daily. I have taken her to multiple vets that can’t tell me what’s going on. I have heard both upper and lower respiratory conditions could be involved. We got a chest X ray 2 weeks ago and it came back negative. Tried asthma medicine with no help. Tried an antibacterial in case it was an infection, and only very mild relief. Using 5mg Zyrtec daily has some relief. My vet suggests it may be nasopharyngeal polyps. I visited your page and saw your video removing these polyps in a cat, and the symptoms I have found for polyps don’t seem to quite match Boots. She doesn’t have a snorting sound while breathing, but her breathing is sometimes audible at rest. I am very fearful to proceed with further testing or procedures because I don’t want to spend so much money without knowing the problem will be fixed. Any suggestions?! THANK YOU!!

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello, I’m sorry for the delay. Covid has had me working like crazy. I think that a polyp should always be considered and your vet, or some credible accessible vet, should be willing to sedate to look behind the soft palate. It is a quick and easy thing to do, but, they also have to be willing to try to remove it. There are a fair number of vets around who love this procedure. Call everyone you can and ask for help. We are out there. You just have to dig. The other helpful tips are to call the local… Read more »

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Shenagh | 3 weeks ago
My Dog Has A Seroma On Her Abdomen After Surgery 2 Weeks Ago For Hiatus Hernia. It …

My dog has a seroma on her abdomen after surgery 2 weeks ago for hiatus hernia. It is starting to reduce in size, now about tennis ball size and she is very well.
She is desperate to exercise, are we OK to take her on walks and for how long? We usually walk her 1-2 hours a day.
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Krista Magnifico
23 days ago

Hello,
This is a question for the vet you saw. Only they can (or should) advise you on this. If any of us say it’s ok and something happens to worsen the seroma it would be terrible. So please call your vet and ask for their help here. Good luck.

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Gloria | 3 weeks ago
Xyzal Safety For Cats

Anyone know whether half a Xyzal tablet would be okay to give a kitty? (My spouse says “It’s the same as Zyrtec minus one stereo isomer,” whatever that means.) We currently give him half a Zyrtec when he gets super itchy, and it helps. Reason we are wondering is we have a huge bottle of Xyzal but no more Zyrtec.

He is treated monthly for fleas, does not go outside, and we’ve tried every way we can think of to help him other than meds. But sometimes he still scratches so much he makes his ears bleed, poor guy. The meds help him a lot.

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Krista Magnifico
24 days ago

Hello,
I’m sorry but we cannot advise on medications. That needs to be done with your vet. Also I think they can help treat this if you call them and ask for assistance. Best of luck. I hope the ears are better soon.

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Christine | 4 weeks ago
Hi Christine Remines Here. Sampson’s Ears Were Bothering Him So We Cleaned Them. They Were …

Hi Christine Remines here. Sampson’s ears were bothering him so we cleaned them. They were dry and itchy so I put some dog nose moisturizer on them. Now they are swollen like they may have hematoma. Emergency vets on your answering machine … one has an 8-9 hour wait and the other isn’t seeing patients what should I do?

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Gloria
24 days ago

I don’t know the answer but wanted to know how his ears are today. Better, I hope?

Krista Magnifico
24 days ago

Hello,
I’m sorry I just got this. I am happy to call tomorrow and assist with this. I hope things are ok. I am at rhe clinic tomorrow and I am happy to fit you in. I sorry I was having my own pet emergencies last night.

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Andrii | 4 weeks ago
Good Afternoon, I Have A 3 Years Old Cat, Neutered Male. Last Monday He Had An Obstruction, …

Good afternoon, I have a 3 years old cat, neutered male. Last Monday he had an obstruction, I went to ER, could not afford to hospitalize him, therefore, they just unblocked him and we went home with meds. 6 days later my cat became more alive, however, he is using litter box frequently and producing small amounts of urine. My question is- is this because of the medications that he cannot hold it and empties it little by little or is this because he is getting blocked again? Current medications are Buprenorphine, prazosin, gabapentin. Also, because he has not been hospitalized for 2 days, does that mean I have to try to find someone who will keep him on fluids for 2 days or there is a chance he can recover?

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Sarah
25 days ago

Hello- I definitely would take him to your regular vet…. they know him best. They run some tests to determine if it is blockage or not. I can say that years ago, we had a male cat who had to have expensive surgery to be unblocked and he then had to be on Rx food for the rest of his life. Please get him in to see your vet ASAP. I hope he recovers and is ok💛🐾

Krista Magnifico
25 days ago

Hello, Cats who block always (I know I am not supposed to say that but I have found it to be true!) always reblock, or at least struggle for weeks to months with urinary complications. In my experience it is not uncommon to unblock them numerous times over the first few months. They need lots of fluids and TLC along with medications. We have a cat now who had a stone (found on Xray). We spent weeks trying to get him better only to discover the stone was the underlying problem and we did surgery two days ago. It is… Read more »

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Shells | 4 weeks ago
Hello!! I Found Dr Krista’s YT Vid (Stripes The Cat Re Nasal Polyps) While Researching …

Hello!! I found Dr Krista’s YT vid (Stripes the cat re nasal polyps) while researching my kitty’s condition. I have had Percy out to Pet ER w. initial thick mucus that became tinged w. a bit of blood. He was prescribed Doxy to treat the infection… it wasn’t until during the course of treatment that he began the “snoring” at which point I rushed him back to Pet ER. Having limited funds and no experience w. these issues ever before, I opted for Labs (figuring that would be a start). Unfortunately, the results did not “tell me anything unusual” and I am not a vet. It was then that I learned about these polyps … and I feel confident that this could be what Percy is suffering from (unless there may be a foreign object obstructing his airway). At this point I have no dx!! I’ve been on the veterinary roller-coaster ride trying to determine the best course of action between my local vet (Dundalk Animal Hosp), Pet ER or another vet altogether… at this point not knowing the cause of his breathing issue or how much the costs may be… I guess I can understand why “estimates” can’t be given … I am just trying to determine the LESS COSTLY route and there seems to be no clear answer. My head is spinning and I want the best for Percy and to NOT have to lose him, that’s the bottom line… my heart is hurting as this was so unexpected!! Would it be possible to fit Percy into the clinic’s busy schedule ASAP?? I called this morning and was told that Monday is already full. Emily advised to reach out on Pawbly … I also sent a pm on FB.
I really need help, I cared for 2 cats last year both former strays, one Main Coon mix w. Hypercardiomyopathy and the other cancer of his paw which was eating away. Both these babies tore my heart in 2 but I did what I had to until it was time to journey on RIP… we had a family of 6 at that time along w. my deceased uncle’s dog. My Care Credit card was easily almost maxed out… my boys and I are pitching in together as many ways as possible for Percy. He is the last of our most recent feline family and I do NOT EVER want to stop caring for animals!! Thank you for my restored faith in humanity!! ~Love~ Shelley & Percy

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Krista Magnifico
24 days ago

Hello,
I am happy to meet you and your cat at my clinic. If that would help. We work very hard to provide affordable options to help people with their pet care needs. I am at the clinic Sunday thorough Thursday.

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Pramod | 4 weeks ago
My Cat Died Outside The House With Blood In Her Mouth. And I Touched And Look …

My cat died outside the house with blood in her mouth. And I touched and look for any marks or injuries. There’s no mark she was hit by a car, or someone hit her. And she is not going to any other house. Please, someone, say it’s a natural cause. I was thinking about this whole day. I’m stressed because of this. I worried that someone did something to her. She lived with us for 13 years.

A few days ago she couldn’t eat and vomited time by time. So we took her to the vet, and they gave saline and a few injections. She was fine after that.
The only thing that happened is before she died, she sneezed continuously at night and morning when she is sleeping with me.

I can try to make up my mind if this is due to natural causes.

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Laura
28 days ago

First, and most importantly, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s hard when we don’t know the cause of our pets’ death.

Unless you’re watching her at all times – literally 24 hours a day – or you keep her inside, where she should be, there’s no way to say she isn’t going away from your home.

That said…due to the blood from the mouth, I would wonder if this is the result of rat poisoning. Is there ANY chance of rat poison around your home?

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28 days ago
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Then I would look at the neighbors’ homes. Because unless she’s contained in a cage of some sort, she can and will get away from the house for a while. It happens with every outdoor cat.

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Catherine | 4 weeks ago
I Have A 8 Week Year Old Kitten He’s Very Active Until Today My Daughter Accidentally …

I have a 8 week year old kitten he’s very active until today my daughter accidentally jumped on his back right leg he’s been limping and crying when touched but still walks on it without meowing he’s still playful and eats he will lay down more then usual and sleeps more often then usual as well should I make a splint for him or go to the hospital does it seem broken

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Sarah
28 days ago

Being that he is only 8 weeks old, I’m assuming you have a vet appointment already booked for regular visit? I would call and ask if they can see him sooner and explain what happened. Hopefully he is fine🤞But an X-ray will help confirm anything.

Laura
28 days ago

Get this baby to the vet. Today.

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Nick | 4 weeks ago
I Have An 8 Year Old English Bulldog That Has To Have 2 Teeth In His Upper Jaw …

I have an 8 year old English bulldog that has to have 2 teeth in his upper jaw extracted. Are you able to give me an estimate as to how much it would be?

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Sarah
28 days ago

Jarrettsville vet has their price estimates listed on their website😊