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Gloria | 2 weeks ago
Anyone Know What Could Cause Horribly Smelly Cat Poop?

Anyone know what could cause horribly smelly cat poop? I know what normal cat poop smells like, and this is not it! Buford has always had this condition. To make matters worse, he doesn’t cover it, so the smell quickly permeates through the whole house. OMG!!

When I first got him about two years ago (he was a feral adult), I had his poop tested for all parasites including giardia, and it all came up negative. He seems healthy otherwise.

Thanks.

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Krista Magnifico
11 days ago

Hello,
Has your veterinarian sent the fecal sample to the lab for analysis? Have you spoke to your vet about this? I would start there. There are numerous things this can be but a vet visit is the best and first place to start.

Krista Magnifico
10 days ago

Hello,
Thanks for the reply. Did you talk to your vet? In these cases I always advise three serial negative fecals before I rule out parasites. Then I do a maldigestion profile and bloodwork. After that I do a series of treatments to see if any help. Like tylan, panacur and even a steroid in some cases. But diet change is also important to consider. Let us know. Good luck.

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megan | 2 weeks ago
Does My Dogs Neuter Incision Look Normal? I’m Trying To Keep Him Blocked Off Into …

does my dogs neuter incision look normal? I’m trying to keep him blocked off into a small room in my basement and it’s been storming a lot recently and he’s terrified of storms so he knocks down or jumps over everything i use as a dog gate to keep him confined and makes him way to sit up on the stairs. One night he also some how got his cone off while i was sleeping. I can’t control him and keep him confined and nothing i do is working. He just got neutered friday morning.

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Sarah
12 days ago

Hi there-
When is your follow up visit? I think I would try to get in to see the vet. And perhaps they can give you something to help keep him calmer? I would also have a conversation about what to look for at the incision site. Right now, it looks like it is more red than your last photo (it is so hard to tell from a picture) and it looks as if it might be oozing? So I would make a phone call to the vet. Best of luck- keep us posted.😊💛🐾

Laura
12 days ago

Have you tried:
crating
melatonin for storms
sleeping in the same room until he heals

Gloria
11 days ago

Also, consider trying a Thundershirt. They’re supposed to keep dogs calmer during storms. Good luck!

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megan | 2 weeks ago
My Dog Got Neutered Yesterday And Some How Managed To Get His Come Off While I …

my dog got neutered yesterday and some how managed to get his come off while i was sleeping, I think his stitches may have came open from him licking it but i’m not sure. I’ve put a picture of his incision below. Does it look abnormal?

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Sarah
14 days ago

Hi there😊 I cannot tell from the picture- sorry. My advice, considering it’s the weekend and after hours, is to keep a close eye on the incision and make sure he doesn’t get at it. If it feels warm or looks like it is swelling, I would call the vet. I think personally, just for peace of mind, I would make a phone call Monday to the vet anyway. Best of luck😊🐾

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Tom | 2 weeks ago
Does My Dog Need A 4DX Test Before Taking A Heartworm Preventive? My Dog Is 71/2 Yrs …

Does my dog need a 4DX test before taking a heartworm preventive? My dog is 71/2 yrs old and has been taking Sentinel monthly since he was a pup, and his Lyme vaccination is up to date. I realize the 4DX test is worthwhile and will get it done at the next annual exam. But the vet is refusing to renew the sentinel prescription without a 4DX test, and that doesn’t make sense to me.

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Laura
13 days ago

The 4DX test is the heartworm test, and every vet I’ve used has required it prior to filling heartworm prescription.

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13 days ago
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That’s interesting, and best addressed with the vet. It’s possible they simply changed protocol, or maybe they’ve mixed up your normal schedule.

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kiwi | 2 weeks ago
I Just Recently Changed My 14 Month Old Cat’s Dry Food But She Hasn’t Been …

I just recently changed my 14 month old cat’s dry food but she hasn’t been eating as she used to. Then yesterday i saw there was smear in her bottom and it was brownish orangy i was not sure if there’s blood. Her poops are formed and brown though as usual. This morning poop is the same. But this afternoon she was on my lap and checked her bottom and a small dot of water came out. I wonder if she has diarrhea. She’s been having brownish discharge for about two weeks now too. Also, she’s been shedding since two months ago not sure if thats normal when cat age. What could be wrong? She doesn’t look sick.

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Sarah
16 days ago

Good morning😊 Is your cat spayed? It could possibly be related to the change in food, but if she isn’t spayed it could be something more than diet. Either way- I think I would collect a stool sample and get an appointment with the vet to be safe. I would let the vet know the dietary changes recently. If your cat is not spayed, please consider it. Have a great day😁🐾

Sarah
15 days ago
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It could be the diet change…. I would maybe call the vet if she is still having issues and get her in and bring a sample. Hope she’s ok!!

Laura
15 days ago

If the diet change wasn’t gradual, I would assume she’s having a hard time with it. Cats aren’t as flexible as dogs when it comes to food and changes really need to be gradual.

Laura
13 days ago
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It’s also possible this particular food doesn’t agree with her. Have you tried other formulations of the original brand?

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Linnea | 2 weeks ago
My Dog Was Just Diagnosed With IVDD. He Had The Wobbly Sailor Legs. We Are On …

My dog was just diagnosed with IVDD. He had The wobbly sailor legs. We are on day 6 of “crate rest” and my husband and I noticed that his Back end almost looks skinnier? Could he be losing muscle mass this soon and is muscle loss even a side effect? His back and doesn’t seem as droopy from when I brought him in on Saturday his legs still kind of cross in the back and he is not strong. I have anxiety, diagnosed, and so I’m just looking for some peace of mind. We could just be over thinking it and maybe his backend always was the size.

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Sarah
16 days ago

Hi there- very sorry to hear about your pup. I am sure that you and your vet have come up with a game plan. I just wanted to make you aware that Dr. Magnifico has some videos online dealing with this exact issue on her YouTube. It might give you some helpful information that you weren’t aware of. Very best of luck to you 🐾💛😊

Krista Magnifico
16 days ago

Hello,
Atrophy can start soon after disuse. If you aren’t using your muscles they start to atrophy. But he looks like he is in good body condition so I would worry about getting the pain under control and not so much the atrophy. You can only do a little at a time. And the first part of dealing with this is pain management. As he gets less painful he can start to walk a little more. Be careful and go slow. Best of luck to you all. I have lots of info on my blog and videos.

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Madison | 2 weeks ago
My Pug Was Throwing Up Today In The Morning He Has Thrown Up Last Week Which …

My pug was throwing up today in the morning he has thrown up last week which was when I took him to the vet they told me to change his food because that will help. I changed his food to royal canin for pugs and he seemed to be doing much better but he would only eat at night so I went out and bought him pedigree canned food he does perfectly fine with the beef but his breeder told us to buy him the pedigree puppy food so we started giving him the puppy food yesterday then he woke up today and threw up twice it’s like some sort of white foam with mucus we also just noticed that his private part is really stiff he is peeing okay and he’s not neutered he’s two years old should I start to worry

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Krista Magnifico
17 days ago

Hello,
I’m sorry but I don’t quite understand your question. It sounds like you should call your vet and ask for help with the concerns you have. I’m not sure if any of the information you list is related to the problems you are concerned about. But I think your vet can direct you. Ask about intestinal parasites, food, anti nausea medications and anything else you have questions about.

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Justine | 3 weeks ago
Is It Normal That The Vet Wants To Amputate The Leg Due To 2 Small Fractures

Is it normal that the vets want me to amputate my kittens hind left leg due to a small fracture in the hip and a fracture above the knee. I had to take him late at night so it was to an emergency pet clinic and they were so very discouraging about me finding someone to repair his leg. I also never saw the X-ray of the one above the hip and when I asked for the X-rays they did not give them to me told me I had to wait for the vet to release them to me and they sent me the report without the X-rays in the report.

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello, Please go to your normal vet, or make an appointment with a vet that your friends and family recommend and if you still aren’t comfortable wirh the answer ask for a referral to a surgeon. Depending on age and the fracture I usually tell every client wirh a young growing otherwise healthy pet to try strict cage rest (they are kept in the cage 24/7 for 4 weeks to see if the fracture will heal. Also make sure they get their routine pet care and are spayed as soon as they are healed. I never amputate without giving them… Read more »

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Chris | 3 weeks ago
I Read Bentley Heartbreaking Story…….is There No Possibility Of A Stone Made And Subsequently A …

I read Bentley Heartbreaking story…….is there no possibility of a stoma made and subsequently a changeable bag attached since the urine and feces system are inter mixed unless I misunderstood. I am in tears. Thanks for any answers I’m sure someone has already thought of this

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello,
Thank you for asking. No there are no good long term options for his condition. People are far more amenable to having things attached to them.

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megan | 3 weeks ago
My Cat Coughs, Gags, And Has To Walk Away And Take A Second To Relax And …

my cat coughs, gags, and has to walk away and take a second to relax and breathe after petting him and he starts purring. His meows are also weird and don’t sound normal and it’s more of just a quiet raspy “ah” sound. He coughs and gags after purring so i try not to pet him for too long but he loves attention and starts purring just by looking at you. He also starts breathing heavy and fast. He constantly has raspy breathing and snores when he sleeps. His vet thinks he may have a polyp does his symptoms sound like a polyp?

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello,
It doesn’t sound like a typical polyp to me. These pets tend to sound like they are snoring all the time. Try to find someone who will do a sedated oral cavity exam for you. That will help.