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megan | 3 weeks ago
My Dog Had Had Red Skin And Was Constantly Biting And Scratching Himself And He Would …

my dog had had red skin and was constantly biting and scratching himself and he would get sores where he would scratch so much. He also had some dandruff. I read about it on google and thought it could be a food allergy so i changed his food a while ago and it got better super fast, but he’s still constantly scratching and rolling around and i’m not sure why. His fur is a bit dry and rough so i’m thinking it could be his fur scratching him, i’m not sure. Is there any products or anything at all you would recommend?

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Krista Magnifico
20 days ago

Hello,
These clinical signs are too broad and vague to offer much help here. Please see a vet for help. This can be something simple like fleas or something difficult like an immune system disorder or organ issue. Please start with an examination at the vets office. And stop wasting time on the Internet. There aren’t answers here that are reliable without your vets help in pointing you in a credible direction. Ask friends and family for a vet they trust. Then start the Internet detective work.

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megan | 3 weeks ago
My 8 Year Old Cat Possibly Has A Polyp And Is Showing Pretty Severe Symptoms Of It, …

my 8 year old cat possibly has a polyp and is showing pretty severe symptoms of it, will it affect the quality of his life? or can i still wait longer to get it removed?

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Karen Hesch | 3 weeks ago
Hello… I Was Hoping For Some Advice… So I Have A 7 Y/o Lab/rotti Mix …

Hello… i was hoping for some advice… so i have a 7 y/o lab/rotti mix whom ive had since he was 4 weeks old… he’s very good EXCEPT for when i try to mess with his ears or go passed his chest area… he has chronic ear infections and now has growths popping up in a few spots… he’s miserable n he won’t let me help him… Im out of work n can’t afford much. Just had 3 disc replaced in my neck n the covid situations had everything messed up so i don’t know what to do to help him n it’s breaking my heart… I’ve tried to muzzle him n sedated him a little with benadryl but he gets very aggressive when i try… he’s 100lbs n I’m only 140 and have been injured so i can’t really do much. When my husband left in 2018 he left me with all these fur babies n being out of work since dec 2019 im desperate at this point 😔 but i refuse to give up on him ever… can someone give me some advice/ help

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Sarah
20 days ago

Hi there- I’m not 100% sure of your question. are you looking for advice on ear cleaning? Or growths? Or behavior?

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Brenna | 3 weeks ago
Is It Common For Puppies To Wet Themselves Napping?

Is it common for puppies to wet themselves napping (or could it be a UTI or something else)? I have a 10 week old female chocolate lab. We take her outside to pee very frequently, but she sometimes wakes up from a short nap during the day and one side of her body is soaked.

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Laura
21 days ago

The only time we found a mess in the crate, it was a UTI. Head to the vet.

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Mike | 3 weeks ago
Is Our Jack Russell Addicted To Something?

We have a 2 year old Jack Russell named Toby. Papers from the breeder say he is registered, but my guess is if we spent the money on a DNA test we would find a stranger in the midst. We love him and wouldn’t trade him for the world but we think he has an addiction! He was not handled by the breeder and probably didn’t know human touch other than when his tail was docked and dew claws removed as a pup until we bought him.

He seems as though he is now addicted to our touch. Any kind of touch. He loves scratches from anyone, anywhere, at any time, and if you stop scratching him, he whines non stop. Could this behavioral issue be due to the lack of early touch? As much as we love this lug, having our hands on him every waking moment isn’t feasible.

I would love to know what we can do to keep him occupied that doesn’t include belly rubs, butt scratches, and tickling his ribs non stop. He has toys he.plays with as well as two other Jack Russell’s to terrorize squirrels in the back yard with, so it’s not a lack of stimulation. Open to suggestions! Oh, and the breeder was breeding pit bulls in the same place with Russell’s and at 30+/- lbs, we are pretty sure dad, well you understand!
Thank you

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Laura
21 days ago

So, by feeding in to the whining, you’re reinforcing the behavior. At his age it will be difficult to stop. I’d reach out to your obedience trainer for ideas for this one.

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TJ Flanagan | 3 weeks ago
My 5 Year Old English Setter Has Just Barking Viciously At My 15 Year Old Dog They Have …

My 5 year old English Setter has just barking viciously at my 15 year old dog They have gotten sling for the past four years but the past 2 evenings I’ve had to keep them separated. My old dog was just diagnosed with kidney disease.

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Krista Magnifico
22 days ago

Hello,
I’m not sure what your question is?

Laura
21 days ago
Reply to  TJ Flanagan

It could be the sudden change in smell, certainly. I think I’d keep them separated for awhile, then reintroduce. If reintroductions go poorly, expect to separate until your older dog passes.

(The older dog might want to be separated from the younger while feeling ill, as well.)

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Sarah | 3 weeks ago
Good Morning Pawbly Friends. Our Old Guy, Butch, Is Has Been Piddling Often In The House. …

Good morning Pawbly friends. Our old guy, Butch, is has been piddling often in the house. Not always- and he is not peeing. Just droplets have been escaping when he shakes or stretches getting up if he hasn’t been out for a bit. I am not surprised- he is in his late teens. We just grab a Lysol wipe and clean it up, no worries. Now, Occasionally feces has started to escape as well😥 I only imagine it will start to happen more often. I feel bad for him- he looks so shameful when it happens. Any advice on doggie diapers? I don’t know that Butch will wear them, but if it gets worse and he still isn’t ready to leave us, I’d like to know what to look for. Thanks!!!
**also, my apologies for not replying where I can lately- I think there is a little glitch on this site that they are working out.🐾💛

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Krista Magnifico
22 days ago

Hello,
It sounds like he is becoming incontinent. In German shepherds I worry most about it degenerative myelopathy. We call it DM (not the diabetes thing though). Please see your vet for help with this. Or it can be from a result of muscle loss due to atrophy or even weakness or stiffness associated with osteoarthritis where they are reluctant to get up because it is painful.

Krista Magnifico
22 days ago

Hello,
It sounds like he is becoming incontinent. In German shepherds I worry most about it degenerative myelopathy. We call it DM (not the diabetes thing though). Please see your vet for help with this. Or it can be from a result of muscle loss due to atrophy or even weakness or stiffness associated with osteoarthritis where they are reluctant to get up because it is painful.

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samantha | 4 weeks ago
My Chihuahua Terrier Mix Takes Phenobarbital For Seizures. I Am Looking For An Alternative Natural Medicine …

my chihuahua terrier mix takes Phenobarbital for seizures. I am looking for an alternative natural medicine to replace the Phenobarbital. any advice on this.

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Krista Magnifico
24 days ago

I’m sorry to hear about your pup. I’m also sorry to say that unless you know what is causing the seizures and can avoid that there is not another way to lower the seizure likelihood than the medications your vet prescribed. If you would like to learn more about your pets seizures ask for a referral to a neurologist.

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Tyrone | 4 weeks ago
Hello, My Cat Koshka Has Been Suffering From Chronic Upper Respiratory Symptoms (snorty Breathing, Sometimes Bloody …

Hello, my cat Koshka has been suffering from chronic upper respiratory symptoms (snorty breathing, sometimes bloody sneezing) for quite some time now and I’m worried that she may have a nasopharyngeal polyp. I’ve watched several videos posted on youtube by Krista Magnifico and our situation sounds very similar to what was described there. This has been persisting for 2 years and she has been to the vet 4 times now and last week I took her to a new vet for a second opinion and she prescribed prednisone and said she could refer me to a specialist to do a rhinoscopy which costs over $2000.

My question is why hasn’t anyone thought to check for a polyp like Dr. Magnifico has been doing in these videos? It seems like a relatively simple and cost effective procedure. I’m getting very discouraged and frustrated at the thought of paying thousands of dollars just for diagnostics alone when I am currently unemployed. I’d be happy to take her in to the Jarrettsville Vet Center but I live in Nashville which is 12hrs away. I would love to hear any kind of advice on this matter as I’m not sure what to do at this point. Thank you for reading this!

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Krista Magnifico
26 days ago

Hello, As with all of these cases I do t know why more vets don’t do a sedated exam and look for a polyp. I know lots who do, but most don’t. Please call around and try to find someone who is willing to look. Also based o the history of your cats symptoms it is unlikely this is a polyp. Most polyps I have seen are in young cats and the degree if inspiratory effort and noise worsens significantly over time. I would say about 6-12 months. I feel this is more likely to be either rhinitis (usually secondary… Read more »

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Stevey | 4 weeks ago
Rini A Female Mix8 Yrs Old Has Blisters On Her Nose Been Treated At Pleasantville Animal …

Rini a female mix8 yrs old has blisters on her nose been treated at pleasantville animal hospital past 2 mos was told to back off prednisone last week fm 60 ml to 30 ml infection returning with a vengeance

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Krista Magnifico
28 days ago

Hello,
I think that the best plan is to make an appointment to see if we can figure out the cause. I think a few possible causes are on the differential list. I am at the clinic on Monday. Would you like to make an appointment to come in? If possible please bring in the medications you have been using.