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Dee | 2 months ago
Hi, My Cat Was Just Diagnosed With Some Early Signs Of Liver Disease. The Vet Told …

Hi, my cat was just diagnosed with some early signs of liver disease. The vet told me to buy Denamarin tablets and recommend a liver supporting prescription food, either Hill’s i/d or Royal Canin Hepatic Support. When I search for these foods I cannot find anywhere in the US that carries them, they are out of stock or discontinued. The only companies I find that are carrying them are in Europe or New Zealand. Does anyone have any idea of what else I can look for or foods I could make at home to best help my cat without starting a personal international cat food import hobby?

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
Pleee call your vet and ask them to help you get these foods. They are prescription based so that may be why you are having trouble getting them. But. They are widely available in the us. I have both on my shelf right now.

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megan | 2 months ago
Hello! My Cat Has Been Going To The Vet Constantly, For Coughing, Gaging, Gulping, And Loud …

hello! My cat has been going to the vet constantly, for coughing, gaging, gulping, and loud breathing? noises. The vet examined him under anesthesia and said his throat was just red and irritated and sent him home with some antibiotics and prednisolone. He took it for a while but there were no changes. He mostly does the whole coughing gaging thing when he is exited. His vet can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with him, so i’ve been researching different sicknesses and seeing which ones matched his symptoms. I came across collapsed trachea. This is the only one i’ve seen that matched his symptoms and says it gets worse with excitement. What can be done to diagnose him with a collapsed trachea? I’ve seen that a fluoroscopy would be a good option but the animal hospitals around me don’t have the machinery to do that. There is a high tech specialist vet office about 2 hours from me, but it’s by referral only. Would i still be able to get a proper and correct diagnosis by getting a normal x-ray? is there any other options that could tell he has a collapsed trachea? he’s had chest x-rays before and nothing seemed abnormal, so that rules out some other sicknesses.

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Sarah
1 month ago

Sorry that there has not been a response yet. Have you spoken to your vet about your thoughts?

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Marlene Cepeda | 2 months ago
My Dog Is A 3 Year Old Terrier Mix And Went To A New Vet And She …

My dog is a 3 year old terrier mix and went to a new vet and she said he has mild luxating patella medial grade 1. No other vet ever said anything about that. She said he was probably born with it. Will it effect his walking?

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Sarah
2 months ago

Hello-
I apologize that no one has had a chance to answer your question. I think your best bet would be to have a detailed discussion with your vet- and probably ask for a second option as well- to find out exactly what is to be expected.

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Paola | 2 months ago
Hello, I Have A Question Concerning My Vizsla Dog Who Got Spay On The 30.12 At 12.15pm. …

Hello, I have a question concerning my Vizsla dog who got spay on the 30.12 at 12.15pm. She has been spooting blood here and there from her vulva and I am really worry if everything is ok. We have holidays in my country so her veterinar in not available. She is acting compleately normally eating and drinking and going potty normally. But the spotting from her vulva is a concert for me thats why I write.

Thanks in advance

Paola

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
Please call your vet and ask them. I am always very worried after I spay a dog if there is any abnormal bleeding.

Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

No one other than your vet, or a vet who can do an in person exams can tell you whether or not this is an emergency and it would be irresponsible for anyone other then them to provide guidance just in case there is anything wrong. Hopefully it is just a little post op bleeding, but as a vet who does a lot of surgery I always worry and I am always hyper vigilant in monitoring post op. Please call a vet and have her seen

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Kimberly | 2 months ago
I Have A 9 Month Old Mixed Breed Dog Named Charlie. He Got Loose This Morning And …

I have a 9 month old mixed breed dog named charlie. He got loose this morning and I believe he may have eaten something he shouldn’t have. When I got him home, I fed him breakfast and about 15 minutes later he threw it all up. We then walked and played with other dogs in the field. We came home and I gave him a few pieces of ham. About 5 minutes later he threw it up as well. He now just drank some water and vomited again.

I will not feed him anymore today but am wondering if I should rush him to er or try to wait til morning and see his vet?

Thanks!

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Sarah
2 months ago

Hi there-
He very well may have found something and gotten into it. I would definitely make sure he is drinking water- even if that continues to come up. Having said that, if your dog is still vomiting tomorrow, I would most definitely get in to see the vet. Hopefully, his stomach will calm down and he is ok.☺️

Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
I agree with Sarah. I would keep a very close eye on him. I would also feed a bland diet like boiled boneless skinless chicken and rice in small meals. If he continues to vomit or us acting like he isn’t feeling well head to the vet. And in general I avoid ham with dogs.

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Jesse | 2 months ago
We Have 3 Female Cats. Our 2 Cats, Margo And Edith, Are Now 3 Years Old And Grew Up …

We have 3 female cats. Our 2 cats, Margo and Edith, are now 3 years old and grew up together. Gwen is the 3rd, a kitten we rescued a few months ago. Gwen is not yet spayed but she is peeing on things throughout the house and causing Margo to mark her territory. I am here to get help with our situation and resolve the peeing and behavioral issues.

We found out the Gwen has elevated liver enzymes so she is being treated for that. Margo is on prescribed calming treats to help. Both older cats chase Gwen with intent as if they are annoyed or angry with her.

We have multiple litter boxes and plenty of places for them to avoid each other if they please.

Gwen is giving us a lot of trouble with peeing on clothes and random objects in the house and it is getting progressively worse…she is not yet spayed but we are at a loss as opposed to what to do or what is going on.

Can anyone provide some answers and suggestions as to why this is happening?

Thank you in advance!

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello, Anytime I get a case like this I recommend a urinalysis be done. It is imperative to rule out a urinary issue. I also do a full blood work too. After that I talk about Feliway trying lots of treats and catnip and trying to understand what she is trying to tell you. They do everything for a reason so I don’t just medicate and turn a blind eye. I do talk about anti anxiety medications and there are lots of options s for this but it doesn’t change the fact that the case should be investigated thoroughly. This… Read more »

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Laura Tomaschefsky | 2 months ago
My Gemma Kitty Has Three Little, What I Thought Was, Scabs On Her Forehead. One By …

My Gemma Kitty has three little, what I thought was, scabs on her forehead. One by each “eyebrow” and one in the center of her brows. Over the last few days, this spot has been getting worse. I called my local vet and they said they can’t get her in until 2/3! I just got home from work and this spot is bleeding, maybe a little Puss too! I’m so worried. Any ideas? Should I go to emergency vet?

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
It is not possible to diagnose via a photo. I’m sorry. But that does look very fresh and I would say concerning. For cases like these I do a thorough exam and ask about possibility of allergies or ectoparasites. I also look at the ears and try to identify the source of the itching or irritation. If your vet can’t see you soon you might have to go to an er. Or even find a different vet. I’m sorry I can’t offer more advice. It’s imperative to figure out why she is scratching this area to stop it.

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Heather | 3 months ago
My 1 Year Old Golden Doodle Was Neutered Last Week. The Incision Is Healing Nicely, But I …

My 1 year old Golden Doodle was neutered last week. The incision is healing nicely, but I am noticing some red fluid filled sacs on each side of the incision. He is acting ok and occasionally tries to lick the area. I noticed one sac burst and fluid came out, not bloody just pink. Is this normal?? He doesn’t seem to be in pain. Thank you!

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Laura
2 months ago

Seromas at incision sites are normal but I would always ask the vet who did the surgery to verify.

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Jessica | 3 months ago
My 4 Year Old Lab Has Chronic Ear Infections. We Have A Great System In Place (regular …

My 4 year old lab has chronic ear infections. We have a great system in place (regular ear cleanings, steroid drops during an infection, and anti inflammatory when it’s really bothersome to him) to try to stay ahead of them, and treat them from home when he has a flare up. Recently during a flare up (about 2 weeks ago) he developed a lump on the inside of his ear that I thought was a scab from scratching, but now I’m worried it could be some kind of skin cancer. Or is it just scar tissue and since it’s on the ear is a little more raised? Should I take him in to be seen for this or monitor it a little longer to see if it heals and goes away? It doesn’t seem to cause him any pain, he’s more concerned about his itchy ears.

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Laura
2 months ago

Hi there. Unfortunately it’s impossible to diagnose a lump or bump on the internet – the vet needs to actually touch it, feel it, etc. I wouldn’t freak out TOO much unless it starts to grow. In your situation I’d probably draw a circle around it (yes, on the ear itself) to monitor it, and I’d let the vet know what’s going on.

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Kerri | 3 months ago
We Are Having Some Issues With Our Shepherd That Two Vets, An ER Vet And Dermatologist …

We are having some issues with our Shepherd that two vets, an ER vet and dermatologist couldn’t figure out. My dog went to a dog park and a week later his leg started to not be as strong. The next morning after that his back leg was so swollen!

We’ve have ultrasounds, blood work and X-rays done and nothing. Now it is making his other back leg swollen as well. Please tell me you have experienced this or do you have any recommendations?

We are still awaiting results from the skin biopsy but I was hoping this has happened to someone else.

I feel at such a loss the professions don’t have a clue and I just want to help my baby get better!! 🙏🏼. Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your pup. When I get cases like these I refer to a university vet school. They are the best resource for finding answers when everyone else stumbles. I hope this helps. Good luck

Laura
2 months ago

Going to second Dr. Magnifico’s recommendation. Looks like you’re in Washington? Ask your vet to consult with WSU’s vet team, and possibly refer you over there.