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Robert | 8 months ago
I Am On Round Two Of Having My Male Cat’s Urinary System Unblocked. Both Places (…

I am on round two of having my male cat’s urinary system unblocked. Both places (different for reasons about to be discussed) are warm and welcoming and reassuring before $2,500+ paymemts…then seem eager to send him home sooner than expected.
My cat is presently in the second hospital for the blockage and they are already talking about sending him home.
I need advice because I have exhausted all money that I could use for any further treatment.
Should I insist they keep him under observation longer than the few hours they are now telling me he needs post-catheter removal?

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Sarah(@scgreco413)
7 months ago

Hello there- Years ago, we had a male cat who had to have a blockage removed surgically. They kept him while he was catheterized overnight, and then we brought him home with very strict instructions. We had to keep him confined during recovery, (because while recovering there was a chance of leaking) so we got baby gates and made him very comfy in the family room. I made sure to have a nice big blanket down and a few spares so that I could launder and change them out. We also had to change his diet to Rx food and… Read more »

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
7 months ago

Hello Nothing in vet med infuriates me more than this scenario, which I hear almost daily. In my opinion these cases are that they ALWAYS REQUIRE MULTIPLE DAYS OF IV FLUID THERAPY AND YOU DO NOT PULL THE URINARY CATHETER UNTIL THE URINE IS RUNING CLEAR. I feel the veterinary community is setting these patients and their families up for failure. I would like to hear more about your story. I also think you ha e very little choice other than to consider a PU surgery or find a place who can help you on a tight budget. Please find… Read more »

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bruce | 8 months ago
Hi All, I Have A 13 Year Old Yorkie Who Just Jumped Off The Sofa Which Is …

hi all,
I have a 13 year old yorkie who just jumped off the sofa which is only a foot high & his front leg slid out from under him & now he can’t seem to use his right fron & rear legs. The dr has said it looks to be IVDD. Are there natural homeopathic treatments for him that don’t involve surgery as it way above our ability to pay for? Please reply with urgency.
Thank you so much!
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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
7 months ago

Hello,
I don’t know of any homeopathic treatments but I have a lot of information at kmdvm.blogspot.com. Go there and then add Ivdd in the search bar. Also go to my YouTube channel. It you cannot afford surgery I recommend strict cage rest and medication to help with pain and inflammation. I hope this helps. Good luck

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Josselyn | 8 months ago
Hello, I Work At A Shelter. One Of The Puppies Got Parvo And She Was Given …

Hello, I work at a shelter. One of the puppies got parvo and she was given fluids subcutaneously. She was on antibiotics and has gotten through the parvo, but has gotten a horrible skin infection. (Most likely due to the needle injections given for fluids) Her skin started popping open and draining puss, and what started out as small draining spots, became larger and larger, until large sections of fur/skin sloughed off. The vet put her on Clavamox and has told us to clean with peroxide, then antibacterial soap, then apply a yellow greasy cream. I guess I question the daily peroxide as it makes her cry and it becomes so raw. I am attaching photos and they are disturbing, but the puppy is eating and drinking and I know it will be a long recovery, but I have to try. If a vet sees my post, please tell me what you think the wound care treatment should be. I think too much peroxide is harmful, but don’t know. The vet we use has given questionable care to some other dogs we have taken to her, so I need a second opinion.

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Sarah(@scgreco413)
7 months ago

Oh my that looks so painful! Poor thing. I know that my vet does not recommend peroxide. I cannot remember the name of it, but she recommends this blue solution that you dilute in warm water. It looks like the peroxide is doing more harm then good😢

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
7 months ago

Hello,
I don’t ever use peroxide. Like ever. I’m sorry I know there is a lot of opinion in vet Med but if it’s painful we either don’t it or we administer analgesics or anesthesia. Pain is not an acceptable treatment option. Also peroxide slows cell repair. Ask your vet to seek help via a local dermatologist, your lab services company or VIN.com. I hope this helps. I applaud your wanting to help the pets in the most need. Be well and very best of luck.

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Dewald | 8 months ago
Good Day Everyone, My Question Is About My 6 Week Old Dachshund Pup Hazel She Is Healthy …

Good Day Everyone,

My question is about my 6 week old dachshund pup Hazel

She is healthy and super active but I have noticed that she will cry all the time until I pick her up ( I work from home too so I have plenty of time for her but meetings are hard lol )

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Laura(@lauramiedzianowski)
8 months ago

This is just one of many problems with bringing an underage puppy home – that pup needs to be with her littermates for AT LEAST 2 more weeks for proper mental development. I strongly suggest getting a Snuggle Puppy to help her adjust. It’ll help you crate train, as well.

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
7 months ago

Hello, I think it might be time to seek some help from a puppy class or trainer, or even see if you can find someone local to help with doggie daycare. Or even find another friend who has a puppy so they can play together. It’s time for healthy boundaries and lots of socializing with other people and pets. It might even be time for a little tough love so you don’t end up with separation anxiety issues. Your puppy is insecure and needs to feel that it is ok to have alone and down time. Essentially a quiet nap… Read more »

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Samantha | 8 months ago
Hi Back In January I Got A Cat And She’s So Sweet However The Past …

Hi back in January i got a cat and she’s so sweet however the past few days ive noticed shes not eating as much as she use too she use to eat a ton of food around 2 cans a day now she barely eats a half a can a day and barely drinking water i called around and none of our local vets can see her because she isn’t a current patient and the er is way to expensive for me i don’t have enough for the emergency fee they told me the exam is 122 dollars plus whatever additional tests are early this morning when i called our regular vet they asked me to check her gums and they look light pink but ive never seen her gums before does this look normal?

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Laura(@lauramiedzianowski)
8 months ago

Hi there. Unfortunately, she really needs to be seen by a vet. This is quickly becoming an emergent issue, and not something I’d wait on.

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Haejin | 8 months ago
Hi, I Have A Kitten Named Luna. She Is Less One Years Old And We Recently …

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I have a kitten named Luna. She is less one years old and we recently discovered she has a nasal polyp. She has the “snoring” symptom while she is awake and has difficulty breathing through her nose. We took her to our local vet and she told us she was able to get the tip removed, but that we needed to see a specialist to get it completely removed. She told us the procedure would likely cost $1500-$2000. We happened to come across your video removing a cats polyp and was hoping we might be able to bring our cat to your clinic. How would we go about making an appointment with you and how much would we expect to pay?

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
8 months ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your cat. I’m also sorry but we are not a referral practice. Therefore it is difficult to set up an appointment for people who are not local. I also cannot give a price for a procedure I have not seen the patient t for. If you are local you can call the clinic and I will call you back to discuss.

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G | 8 months ago
Hi All Hopefully Someone Can Help Us. Shemp Is 16 Years Old Is A Black DSH Cat. …

Hi all hopefully someone can help us. Shemp is 16 years old is a black DSH cat. I’ve had him since he was a kitten. Always with a hearty appetite and chubby started to lose weight. I took him to a Vet, she did blood tests and said his kidneys might not be at 100% and it was normal at his age. Oh, in February, 2020 he suddenly went blind but everything else seemed normal. She never said he might have (CKD) and never advised getting him on Sub Q. IV’s and a Hill Prescription K/D diet, he was still eating and drinking water but started to get very picky. He became dehydrated losing more weight, i took him to a vet and said we need to get him on IV’s which we did, i am administrating the Sub Q fluids myself to try and jumpstart his kidneys again in my van that we live in 50ML 3 times a day and he has improved and is stable. Issue is he’s stopped eating and i feed him the K/D through a syringe and he’s stopped going “poopie” so ive started giving him enemas and it did help get rid of some backup. He’s now bloated and not peeing as much as he should. Should I stop the IV’s as he must have a blockage in maybe both urinary and bowels as he’s not passing anything on his own, just a little pee. The vets here in Clovis, nm dont seem capable of treating this and super overcharge. Ive had Shemp since he was a kitten and i really believe its treatable. Please help, i live in a dodge caravan and can drive anywhere to get help for him. Thanks

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
8 months ago

Hello,
It sounds a like it might be kidney disease, hypertension and maybe even hyperthyroidism. It also sounds like you might be better served by a cat specialist. If they are available. I am afraid that your cat might have such an advanced case of these that it might be difficult to turn around. The prolonged accumulation of these can cause severe muscle wasting and make everything else hard to manage.

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Nikki | 8 months ago
Hi! So I Have A Dog And Cat, Both Vaccinated… Cat Stays Inside But Has Traveled …

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So I have a dog and cat, both vaccinated… cat stays inside but has traveled out to the porch and goes back inside…
Recently my neighbors have been walking their cat (not vaccinated) on a leash around the house…
Where I keep my dog on our side of the yard, my neighbors walk on our side, right outside my windows and on our porch… aside from it being invasive and annoying… I’m concerned about possibly my animals getting sick because of hers…. so my question is Can my animals get sick if their cat goes to the bathroom or something like that on our side of the yard, and say my dog eats it before I see it or something, or if it pees and he licks it on the grass? If it’s putting my animals at risk of getting sick or anything I’m going to say something about it. Thank you

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
8 months ago

Hello,
It is very unlikely, and probably impossible, that your animals could get sick if they are not directly interacting with them. I would still recommend that you keep your pets vaccinated and check for and treat intestinal parasites. Your vet can help with these.

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Crystal | 8 months ago
Hi Pawly Friends, My 3-year-old Cat Is Having UTI And His Have Blockage. He Has A …

Hi Pawly Friends, my 3-year-old cat is having UTI and has a blockage. He has a very hard time with urine and sometimes he urined blood. He has no appetite to eat, but when he gets too hungry he will eat his dry food that the vet provided. I brought him to the vet two weeks ago. They unblocked him using a catheter and hospitalized him for almost a week without IV fluids. I brought him back but he’s still weak and wouldn’t eat. After a day of staying at home, he peed in blood in such a big amount. I brought him to the vet again at around 1 am because I was too afraid. The vet uses the catheter again and hospitalized him for another week. Again, I brought him home with some antibiotics and some other meds, he was so hungry because he didn’t eat well in the hospital. I boiled fish for him (no added spices, preservatives, etc) to mix with the dry food because he wouldn’t eat it alone. He ate and drank a lot. After 3 days, he started to pee in the blood again! HELP I don’t know what else can I do to help my baby!

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
8 months ago

Hello,
I’m sorry to hear about your cat. Was bloodwork, Xray or urinalysis done? It might even be time for an ultrasound? It is time fir a diagnosis and better treatment plan. It is also time for medications and at home sq fluid therapy. I think I would also recommend seeking a second opinion. It just seems like you aren’t really getting anywhere with your current vet and treatments.

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Elizabeth | 9 months ago
Good Evening! I Am A Client At Jarrettsville Veterinary Center And The Front Desk Ladies Very …

Good evening! I am a client at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center and the front desk ladies very helpfully advised me to post here saying I was a client to ask my question. =) We are in a bit of a kitten conundrum.

Our neighbors’ barn cat had kittens, and they are living under our garden shed. The kittens are about 7 weeks old or so, according to my neighbors, and they are extremely friendly, outgoing, adventurous, playful, etc. We are assisting the neighbors in trying to find them homes, and we are trying to figure out when it is appropriate to separate the kittens from their mother. We have read/heard 12-14 weeks, however we (my husband and I) are concerned for the kittens’ safety. There are foxes and hawks that live around our house, and the mother cat is staying away from the kittens for longer and longer. The kittens are starting to venture out further and further away from the safety of our shed (where they are just…exposed in our yard), and we are uncomfortable with the idea of leaving them outside for 6 more weeks (though they have managed this far okay).

Additionally, the mother cat has already moved the kittens twice, according to the neighbors, and they didn’t know she was over here until we found the kittens and told them. We are worried that she might move them again and we might not be able to find them if she does so. We are willing to bring them into our house for their safety, but the mother bolts, and we are worried about hurting the kittens’ development during this young stage of their lives and causing mama cat undue stress. We also don’t want them to get eaten by foxes or hawks. =\ Any advice would be super helpful!

Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico(@kristamagnifico)
8 months ago

Hello;
Thank you for helping them. If they are eating on their own it is safe to take them inside and separate them from mom. But please have mom spayed and vaccinated. The kittens can be vaccinated at about 6 weeks and rehomed at 8 weeks. Mom should be safely caught in a live trap and transported to the vet in it. We don’t want anyone to be bitten as they are not vaccinated for rabies. We at Jvc are happy to help. We can also help with putting you in touch with rescue groups who can assist with this