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Nana | 2 weeks ago
I Just Recently Moved In With My S/O And Their Dog Hates It. She Gets …
I just recently moved in with my S/O and their dog hates it. She gets jealous. She didnt pee in the floor before and now she does. She always has to be under the covers and worms her way in between us. She stares at me all the time and when i walk towards her she rolls on her back and shows me her stomach. If we leave her outside of the room she whines and claws at the door. When its just me home she doesnt get in the bed, but if hes home she’ll hop right up with us. Im at a whits end.
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Hello, Please try to understand your partners pets point of view. How would you feel if you believed that your whole life that no one else I RN he world mattered as much as you and then all of the sudden you are told to move over and make room for someone else? It takes time to adjust to a new person especially a new person invading your space and your life. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about pets or kids. If you are the new person to the equation you have to adapt to their way of… Read more »

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Laura Tomaschefsky | 2 weeks ago
What Are Your Recommendations To Comfort Dogs During Thunderstorms And Fireworks? My Mother-in-laws Dog Is Petrified …
What are your recommendations to comfort dogs during thunderstorms and fireworks? My mother-in-laws Dog is petrified over loud noises and hides, shakes, growls, gets very very panicked... etc. You can’t even hold him and try to comfort him when he gets this way. She has tried the thunder blanket and that didn’t work. He’s actually starting to freak out as soon as it gets dark. Is there any over the counter meds available that would relax him? If so what and how much for a 19lb dog? Can dogs have Xanax or Valium?
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Hello, I actually offer a lot of advice to clients. First I try a thunder shirt and recommend putting a cage or crate in the darkest quietest part of the house with heavy blankets on top to dampen the noise. I also recommend that you talk to your vet about medications that might help. There is a huge assortment of things you can try. They can discuss lots and lots of options from things like antihistamines to prescription medications like sileo or even diazepam etc. try to use background noise like a tv or radio and keep calm even if… Read more »

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Pam Brooks | 2 weeks ago
Had CT Done Of My Cat Lucas Due To No Resolution Of Respiratory Problems With Antibiotics. …
Had CT done of my cat Lucas due to no resolution of respiratory problems with antibiotics. Here are the results. Moderate to marked thickening of the roof of the nasopharynx • Otitis media bilaterally • Lymphadenopathy left medial retropharyngeal lymph node The marked thickening of the mucosal lining of the roof of the nasopharynx in conjunction withthe enlarged left medial retropharyngeal lymph node are highly suggestive for neoplastic , and round cell neoplasia is the top differential diagnosis. Differentials include mast- cell tumor, squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, other. The mucosal thickening of the roof of the nasopharynx can explain the bilateral otitis media due to mechanical obstruction of the openings of the auditory tubes into the nasopharynx. A differential to neoplastic infiltration is marked non-infectious inflammation (e.g. lymphocytic plasmacytic, eosinophilic) or granulomatous inflammation (e.g. Cryptococcosis) but the later one is considered far less likely here. The findings are not typical for inflammatory polyps.The bilateral otitis media is explains the history of head tilt and Horner’s syndrome. Rhinoscopy/retrograde pharyngoscopy is recommended for further evaluation including FNA sampling and biopsy. FNA sampling of the left medial retropharyngeal lymph node is warranted as well. The prednisolone treatment may influence results of the samples. I think all the tests and surgeries that may follow will be out of my budget. Already spent over $1000 to date with no resolution. Wondering if there are veterinarians who would go in and remove the polyp - appears to be a poly under soft palate - just to give the cat some relief and time. Opinions and suggestions are welcome.
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Good morning- I’m sorry you’ve been through so much already, and still are having issues. Did you speak candidly with your primary vet already about all of these findings and your wishes? (Meaning the removal of the polyp or at least some relief) That is probably where I would start. I would also make a few phone calls… local rescue organizations that may be willing to help fund your surgery. Or possibly your vet may let you pay a little at a time as you have already paid so much? I hope things get better soon!😊🐾

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I agree with Sarah! Ask around to find someone locally to give you affordable options.

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Heather | 2 weeks ago
I Rescued A Box Of Kittens That Were Thrown In A Cardboard Box Wet To Die …
I rescued a box of kittens that were thrown in a cardboard box wet to die four years ago. My fiancé kept one that we named Stoker (a tuxie that reminded me of Bram Stoker). Three months ago he blocked. We got him in to the emergency vet and transferred him to our regular clinic. Over the last three months he has had nothing but complications from infections of the sutures outside, to irritation and swelling. We finally got the last two outer sutures out at the vet about a month ago and were not charged. However today temperatures soared and he has been panting nonstop. His body temp is 101.9, and I have been wetting him down with a wet wash rag. He then vomited nothing but hair and water (assume from over grooming because of heat). Finally got him in an a/c room and he vomited again. He is twitching in his hind end. I tried to insert a sterile curved syringe into the new opening and cannot get it further than 1/4” so instead of heat stroke I am now worried the hole may have healed over. We have no income as we have both become unemployed. I am desperate for help.
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Heather- I would make a phone call to your regular vet who is familiar with this cat and situation right away.

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Hello,
Based on the temperature you took I don’t think the panting is due to fever. I would be worried about pain, stress etc. I often see cats pain with pain or stress. I am so sorry about all that has happened. I am also sorry to say that the only way to help your cat is with a vet. Someone needs to examine him. Call you vet and ask for help. Or find a car specialist to assist. Or call every shelter and rescue.

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Heather | 2 weeks ago
I Rescued A Box Of Kittens That Were Thrown In A Cardboard Box Wet To Die …
I rescued a box of kittens that were thrown in a cardboard box wet to die four years ago. My fiancé kept one that we named Stoker (a tuxie that reminded me of Bram Stoker). Three months ago he blocked. We got him in to the emergency vet and transferred him to our regular clinic. Over the last three months he has had nothing but complications from infections of the sutures outside, to irritation and swelling. We finally got the last two outer sutures out at the vet about a month ago and were not charged. However today temperatures soared and he has been panting nonstop. His body temp is 101.9, and I have been wetting him down with a wet wash rag. He then vomited nothing but hair and water (assume from over grooming because of heat). Finally got him in an a/c room and he vomited again. He is twitching in his hind end. I tried to insert a sterile curved syringe into the new opening and cannot get it further than 1/4” so instead of heat stroke I am now worried the hole may have healed over. We have no income as we have both become unemployed. I am desperate for help.
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Miranda | 3 weeks ago
My Cat Just Had A Litter Of Kittens And I’ve Never Seen This Before But …
My cat just had a litter of kittens and I've never seen this before but all of the kittens were born with their eyes wide open, I couldn't find anything recent on the internet about this, just wondering if anyone knows what could be going on.
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Hello,
Yes it is normal to be born with the eyes closed. But. Like everything kitten related we can’t do anything to change this so we should just make sure mom is kept happy, well fed, and in a quiet peaceful and safe place so she can take the best care of her kittens.

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heather | 3 weeks ago
Please Help My Beardies Eyeball Fell Out. What Do I Do?
Please help my bearded dragons eyeball fell out. What do I do?
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I don’t know if this is a reptile or a dog, but in either case, consider this an emergency and get your pet to the vet.

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Barbara | 3 weeks ago
I Have A Cat 10 Years Of Age, Flash. He Had A Tumor That Was Detected After …
I have a cat 10 years of age, Flash. He had a tumor that was detected after he chewed on his privates and was unable to pee. I took him to the vet and was told they had to remove tumor and his male parts. So after spending about 1500.00, a discount because I also had my other cat that cost 500 for shots and fixing and chipped. After about two months my cat once again had issue peeing. I am now told it will cost another $2000 to do another surgery where they will make a knew opening. I am at ends wit because I can’t do another $2000 when thinking the first surgery was to fix the issue. Was something not done correctly the first time? All I am told is that he heals too fast and the tissue is weak and can’t maintian an opening to pee needing a new one.
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I’m sorry but I am not quite sure what is going on here. I think that I would recommend that you get a second opinion from a feline specialist or a vet your friends or family recommend. Or go back to your vet and ask for assistance in exposing what’s going on and why?
I think you need some clarification before making any big decisions. In the meantime you can ask about intermediate palliative care. Please keep me posted on progress and good luck!

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Jaymi | 3 weeks ago
Hi, I Just Had A Scare With My Mini 10yo Pomeranian, Diagnosed With CHF Heart Murmur 5/6, …
Hi, I just had a scare with my mini 10yo Pomeranian, diagnosed with CHF heart murmur 5/6, but went to the cardiologist and said she has grade 2 murmur, no CHF, but mitral valve disease... During this whole thing, I noticed a bump on her nipple, and mentioned it to the vets, but wasn't worried enough cus there was so much going on w her heart. Now that we got that cleared up w Cardio, I've caught my breath but am even more anxious to think she has Pyometra. I've been noticing sticky, red discharge from her vagina for a while now, mentioned it to cardio vet, had no comment. I had mentioned it to her regular ver before, and butt scooching, and they cleaned her anal glands. I am beyond anxious and so scared to lose my baby girl. I have an appointment for her to be spayed, which I was already anxious about due to her age and enlarged heart, but now I feel so hopeless and I'm sorry but I'm having trouble trusting vets... i know I shouldn't say this but how has no one caught anything... Its a much longer story, I'm sorry. I noticed today a lot more discharge, it used to just accumulate a bit in her vag, but noticed it across her bum today... It was hard to tell at first cus she's black, but I just don't know what to do. Should I reschedule spay appointment earlier? Anyone, please help me... Not even sure how this site works... found it online researching Pyo... photos are kinda graphic, sorry..
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Hello, I’m very glad to hear that your cardio appointment went so well. Consider that a HUGE win! It gives everyone a huge sigh of relief in everything you do moving forward. As far as the possible pyo goes I would strongly recommend you call your vet ASAP and be seen by them. Schedule her spay based on this exam and your vets concern about whether it meds to be done immediately or whether it can wait for your scheduled surgery date. Abnormal discharge is abnormal. A sick (lethargic, inappetant, or depressed) dog should be seen immediately. We have an… Read more »

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Kaarah | 3 weeks ago
My Dog Is Panting Walking In Circles And Acting Restless And Confused And Has Very Bad …
My dog is panting walking in circles and acting restless and confused and has very bad smell to him
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Are there other symptoms that you are aware of? Has your dog been outside too long in the heat? Was your dog running hard for too long? Is your dog eating and drinking? Are they drinking excessively? Is your dog showing signs of pain? If you’re dog was outside today, he may be showing signs of heat exhaustion. If that is the case, keep him calm and inside in air conditioning. Do not let him stress or exert himself for some time- make sure he drinks water. If there is no improvement, a call to the vet is warranted. If… Read more »

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Hello,
I’m sorry but there isn’t enough information here for me to direct you confidently. I am worried about a few things like; seizures, pain, disease, and even benign stuff like anal sacs and ear infection. I think it would be best to call your vet to see if they can take a look at your pup.