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Maria Monroy | 1 month ago
This 13-year-old Dog Has A Tumor Or A Ball In One Of The Nipples. Could…
This 13-year-old dog has a tumor or a ball in one of the nipples. Could someone tell me what it is and what should I do please, thank you
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Laura
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It could be a tumor, it could be a cyst, it could be something else. A vet needs to look at it in person, palpate it, and take a biopsy of it to determine. Please get your dog to the vet.

Krista Magnifico
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I agree. And if she isn’t spayed she needs to see the vet sooner versus later. Please

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Pam Brooks | 1 month ago
My Cat Was Taken In To The Vet In May To Treat Allergies, Difficulty Breathing…
My cat was taken in to the vet in May to treat allergies, difficulty breathing (snoring sounds) and a head tilt. Was given an anti inflammatory, antibiotic (convenia), vitamin b-12, ear drops, and an X-ray. Diagnosed with asthma brought on by allergies. Lungs ok. Three weeks later breathing and itching had improved, but third eyelid started showing. Vet would not see him and said to go to a specialist. Took the cat for a second opinion. That vet said we should check for nasal polyps. Was sedated and had an exam of ears and throat. No polyps were visible. Vet felt a small enlarged area under the soft palate, but could not confirm this was a polyp. Head tilting stopped after first visit. Recurred a few days ago. Not present now. Second vet recommended going to a specialist for ct scan. It is cost prohibitive and I'm not sure it is necessary. Third opinion from an online site recommended we try antibiotics for the respiratory issues. Started on one antibiotic today for ten days. And started on purina fortiflora. Looking for any other advice or experience with issues like this. I've never had a cat with these problems. Thanks. #cats #nasal #headtilt #respiratory #polyps
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Hello, This is a tough one. The problem really lies in the inability to localize and identify the lesion causing all of the clinical signs. I would look into Horners Syndrome and see a cat specialist. I also would consider a long discussion with a trusted vet on what is treatable and what isn’t based on most likely diagnosis. That’s really what you need. Help from someone who will talk about your case within your budget and comfort zone. I have to add one more thing. It really bugs the heck out of me to have a vet who won’t… Read more »

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Hello, I completely understand your frustration. For al of the reasons you mention we added a storyline section to this site. If you can please add a story of your experience at each vet you went to and include the prices of each visit. I hope it is a way for others to see what the cost of care is and even which bets are affordable and helpful. Stories are entered by service provider. So each visit is entered separately but reference that you added one for each. It is a new feature so let me know if you have… Read more »

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Awesome! Sounds like you made great helpful progress. Very best of luck.

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Kelly Redden | 1 month ago
Our 12 Year Old Tabby Is Very Sick. On Sunday, When Petting Her, I Noticed…
Our 12 year old tabby is very sick. On Sunday, when petting her, I noticed that she seemed like she’d lost weight (she’s very small to begin with). On Monday she didn’t seem to be eating much, on Tuesday she was breathing heavily and sleeping in odd places. Today she was walking funny, we took her to our vet who gave her an X-ray and told us that she has fluid around her lungs and diagnosed her with lymphoma. She gave her a shot of steroids and said that if, within 24 hours, there was an improvement, then the cancer may be treatable with steroids. The vet told us that she had a 50/50 chance. After coming home and doing some research, I don’t think this is true. I don’t want my kitty to suffer and wondering if I should seek a second opinion.
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Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I think that I would first recommend a referral to either a feline specialist or an internal medicine specialist. If these aren’t available to you based on proximity (and your vet should help you with a referral to the ones near you), then yes get a second opinion. I wish you the best of luck.

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My cat was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma at 1 year 8 months old. Given that she was so incredibly young both of the veterinarians at our regular practice urged us to get a 2nd opinion. We visited a cat hospital where the doc confirmed the diagnosis. She felt that our cat was not a candidate for chemo. When asked for a realistic expectation on the time she had left I was given 48hours to 6 weeks at very best. She was treated with prednisone, vitamin B12, probiotics, meds for nausea and subq fluids as needed. She lived an additional 2… Read more »

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Marshmallow The Rabbit | 1 month ago
My Bunny’s Breathing And Nose Twitching Is Very Fast. My City Is In The Middle…
My bunny's breathing and nose twitching is very fast. My city is in the middle of a heatwave and my bunny has recently just been laying on my kitchen tiles. My sister is staying over and she is very loud and has startled my bunny a lot. I tried to have her lay down on an ice pack but she kept trying to EAT the ice pack so I took it away. I put water in a spray and tried spraying her (it was a mist, not that much water came out) but my bunny would take one spray and run away. Her nose is twitching VERY fast and her breathing is crazy. I was wondering if there was a way I could calm her down. Is she doing OK as well? Her coat is not very thick and she is albino. Thank you.
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Good morning. Is there anyway that you can call your vet right away?

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hello,
I would be worried about overheating, but stress, pain, and disease are also possible. Its best and safest to head to the vets.

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Adam Abuamouneh | 1 month ago
My Cat Has Thrown Up 3 Hairballs In The Past Week. This Started After We…
My cat has thrown up 3 hairballs in the past week. This started after we had began packing to move, he has also had a diet change. I noticed no other problems with him. Could this be due to stress or is it something bigger?
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This could be a combination of stress from the move and all that goes along with it and the new food. Your cat may be grooming more often to sooth any stress they are feeling. I would keep an eye on him…maybe jot down how often he is grooming, when hairballd occur, what is going on just before or around the time they occur, and if it continues share this info with your vet. Best of luck!

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My cats also went through a stage of throwing up hairballs; one of my cats was a domestic long-hair. I solved her issue by shaving her each summer in May and she stays short through December. Also, it made it much easier on her grooming habits, which would lead to hairballs each month. I switched both to a high fiber dry kibble, grain free and hairballs have almost completely been eradicated. I’m wary of highly “colored” kibbles found in the cheaper grocery stores that include many dyes and artificial flavors/colors. These caused both of my cats to vomit commonly. Finally… Read more »

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Jordan Martin | 1 month ago
Indoor Cat, Poop Smells Foul. We Have A British Short Hair, She Is 6, We Got…
Indoor cat, poop smells foul. We have a British Short Hair, she is 6, we got her when she was 3. She is an indoor cat, has never been outside. All we know about her prior health is that during her 3 years she was bred 3 times and then put up online for sale to us. She is on a dry food diet, the reason for this is she does not like wet food and if she does try to eat it, she throws it up, we've tried everything from low end price to high end, she just doesn't seem to like it. She drinks TONS of water, i've had 5 cats in my life and i've never known a cat to love water as much as she does. We even brought her a mini water fountain. She eats well, she receives treats, her weight is normal. Vet checks are all fine and dandy. Bu I would say over the last 6 months she has had some of the most foul smelling poops i've ever come across, it's an immediate stench. We empty & clean her litter box once a week. There are normally 5-6 normal looking solid stools, she doesn't bury them and she never has. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Hello- Have you spoken to your vet about this during her regular visits? That is a good place to start. Also, be sure that she isn’t eating her own feces from the litter box….. some animals do that at times. I would also recommend cleaning her littler box more frequently. We have one cat, with two litter boxes that each get emptied daily. I would also ask abut bacteria or parasites at the vet. Sometimes these can be a cause of bad odors. Lastly, I would ask for information regarding digestion in general. Especially as your cat doesn’t stomach certain… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
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Hello,
I am always very concerned when I hear about a pet who drinks excessively. I worry about kidneys, liver, etc. please see a vet. Your cat meds their help.

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Lorenz Mercado | 1 month ago
Hi! My Cat Is Super Hyper And Loves Eating.. He Always Pee On The Cat…
Hi! My Cat Is Super Hyper And Loves Eating.. He Always Pee On The Cat Litter But He Doesn't Poop For A Week.
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Jennifer Taylor
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I would be very concerned if one of my cats was not defecating. I would give the vet a call. Best of luck. Hope you can get a plan in place to keep him regular. Feeding my cats a 50/50 mix of wet and dry has done the trick with my cats.

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That is very important information. Either of those could be very concerning. I would exhaust all resources in trying to raise the funds for the xray to determine what the cause is and how to treat. Some ideas I recommend are; borrowing money from friends or family, pawning or selling an item of value, or contacting rescues and area shelters to see if they offer any assistance to the general public. Best wishes in getting your cat feeling better.

Laura
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Unfortunately, a blockage is fatal if not removed. Please find a way to get your cat the care he needs.

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Cheryl Glisson | 1 month ago
My 10 Yr Old Maltese Was Laying On My Bed. When I Took Her Off…
My 10 yr old Maltese was laying on my bed. When I took her off of it the area she was laying on was very wet. Not urine wet. There was no odor. But I could feel the wetness and see where it stained. Although it was very light. Her body wasn’t wet. I know that it wasn’t from anything else. She was showing signs of being nervous when I first put her there. It’s very confusing.
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I would watch carefully to see if you continue to notice “wet spots” where she lays. My dog has Spay-Induced Incontinence, she leaks urine when she is sleeping. It is often odorless as well as my girl also has a condition where she does not concentrate her urine. If you continue to notice these wet spots a trip to the vet would be warranted to see if there is a medical cause and treatment. Best of luck!

Laura Kyle
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I agree with Jenn. It sounds like urine to me. Sometimes when urine is dilute it has very little odor. At 10years old, I would definitely recommend some baseline bloodwork and a urinalysis.

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Amy Wedekind | 1 month ago
I Just Read A Post On A Dog Forum I’m In Regarding Doing Titer Testing…
I just read a post on a dog forum I’m in regarding doing titer testing before giving vaccinations to find out if they are really needed and that over vaccinating can be bad for our pets especially smaller pets. Should I discuss this with my vet before getting vaccines for my almost 9 yr old small breed dog? I thought I was doing the best thing for my pet...I just don’t know what to believe anymore.
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Absolutely. Particularly at that age, your dog most likely has perfectly good immunity against the core diseases. The only exception is Rabies which is legislated and, at least as of now, titers don’t replace booster legally. Definitely discuss this with your vet. We’ve been titering for years now and our dogs continue to have sufficient immunity. Another exception are vaccines against bacterial infections, such as Leptospirosis–with these, the immunity lasts up to a year and no longer than that. So if you have a reason and are vaccinating for these things, they have to be repeated annually. But those are… Read more »

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Everyone should be offered titers. They are a great way to avoid over vaccinating. The only downside is the cost. It’s about $100(+) for a titer versus less than $30 for the vaccine. Talk to your vet about it. Great question.

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Selena moor | 1 month ago
Hii, I Came From Youtube From Watching A Cat With A Blocked Bladder And My…
Hii, i came from youtube from watching a cat with a blocked bladder and my boy has the same issue.. I am having Financial struggles myself he's been into a vet three times they've diagnosed it as crystals and I'm at the point where I don't have the money to go back in can I have some help please
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Im not sure what you are asking? Please provide as much information as possible and we will try to offer some assistance