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Sara Williams | 4 weeks ago
My Cat Ate A Piece Of Habanero Cheese! It Was Small, Probably About The Size Of …

My cat ate a piece of habanero cheese! It was small, probably about the size of a pea. Should I do anything? Expect anything? She seems ok as of right now

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Sarah
29 days ago

Hi there- I would keep an eye on her and if she acts like she is in distress give the vet a call. I think since it was a small piece, and in the cheese rather than a straight piece of habanero pepper she is probably fine? If she starts panting call the vet….and check the litter box. It might be messy later.

Krista Magnifico
28 days ago

Hello,
I would be most worried about gi issues, like vomiting and diarrhea. If you don’t see any of this in the next day or two you are probably fine.

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Philip | 1 month ago
My 10 Year Old Male Persian Cat Was Blocked With A Bladder Infection. One Week Ago, The …

My 10 year old male Persian cat was blocked with a bladder infection.
One week ago, the Vet did a catherization to remove the fluids and sent him home.
He further recommended surgery to remove bladder stones. Is there an alternative to bladder surgery ?
Thank you.

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29 days ago

Hi there-
We had a car with a blockage years ago. We had to have emergency surgery and put him on a special diet. We ended up with 8 more, stone free years with him💛🐾

Sarah
29 days ago

Sorry- I hit submit before I finished- I was going to add that an in depth discussion with your vet is probably best.

Krista Magnifico
29 days ago

Hello, I don’t know enough to offer specific advice. Here’s what I usually recommend. If the cat is blocked do that they cannot urinate I place a urinary catheter and keep the cat on iv fluids in the hospital until the urine is running clear. Usually this is about 3-4 days. Then I remove the catheter and make sure they are able to urinate a normal amount easily and comfortably. I also start them on a urinary prescription diet. I much prefer watered down wet food vs dry. I take radiographs of the urinary stones and check a urine sample… Read more »

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Aleksandra | 1 month ago
Hi, My Cat Was Diagnosed With Hyperthyroidism About 2 Weeks About And Our Vet Put Her On …

Hi, my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 2 weeks ago and our vet put her on Methimazole 5 mg liquid. Yesterday my cat started trying to urinate frequently (every couple of minutes) and defecated outside of her letterbox several times. I searched up to see if these were the symptoms of the medication and was unable to find anything online. So i just wanted to run it by you guys and double check. Today my cat seems to be doing well, she is not urinating every few minutes, however, I’m still a little worried. Thanks so much!

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Sarah
1 month ago

Hi there- I agree that your cat is trying to tell you something with this litter box behavior. Have you phoned you vet to let them know? I would definitely start there. I know that my vet would want to know any changes in behavior right away and be kept up to date on the patient…. I would call your regular vet before they close and speak with them. I hope things are ok🐾💛

Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
Please follow up with your vet about your cat. I don’t think the medication and the litter box issues are related but litter box issues should always be followed up ASAP. Also I have not had much luck with the transdermal medications so please follow up with your vet on the thyroid level checks too.

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Sarah | 1 month ago
Hi Pawbly Friends- I Had Asked The Other Day About Antiseptic For Minor Scratches Etc. Does …

Hi Pawbly friends-
I had asked the other day about antiseptic for minor scratches etc. does anyone have thoughts/advice on equisilver antimicrobial spray or povidone iodine solution? Thanks!!

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
Iodine is great. But it can stain the fur. Equalizer if a horse product? Right? I’d have to ask the equine peeps.

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James | 1 month ago
My Four Year Old Dachshund Was Just Diagnosed With IVDD, And Is Presenting With Full Paralysis …

My four year old dachshund was just diagnosed with IVDD, and is presenting with full paralysis of his hind legs. He seems to be in a lot of pain despite being put on Robaxin by our vet. I am feeling very overwhelmed because it happened so suddenly, and am really looking for ways to help him as much as I can. I work full time as well, but live with my parents who will be home with him everyday so I would like to be able to coach them in what I learn. Is there a go to resource for helping your dog to heal from IVDD?

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1 month ago

Hi there- so sorry!! Dr. Magnifico has videos that may be able to help you on her YouTube channel. I would take a look there… very best of luck to you and your pup💛🐾

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Leslie | 1 month ago
Hi! My Dog Has Recently Been Licking Around Is Butt And Has Completely Licked Off The …

Hi! My dog has recently been licking around is butt and has completely licked off the hair on the back of his tail. He’s been doing it for about 2-3 weeks now. I thought it was the new food I tried with him but after seeing him do it for a few days, I stopped and went back to his original food. However, he has not stopped and now I’ve notice my other dog biting around her tail a little. Not nearly as bad as my male dog though. I am concerned something else is going on like worms. I unfortunately still owe a lot of money to my current vet for emergency visits the dogs had early this year and can’t afford to take them in to be checked. Can I try using Safe-Guard with them to see if that corrects the issue? Is something else possibly going on?

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Laura
1 month ago

This could be anal glands, it could be intestinal parasites, it could be his diet isn’t working for him. We can only guess. I would at least try to get a stool sample checked out.

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William | 1 month ago
Hi There, I Wanted To Ask If Polyps In The Throat Can Be Felt. My Kitten …

Hi there, I wanted to ask if polyps in the throat can be felt. My kitten that can’t meow I suspect of having polyps. The vet tested for Leukemia and FIV negative, xrays negative, and lung worm negative. Now I notice both sides of her neck has lump, one side bigger. My other kittens do not have these lumps. My vet said she doesn’t think it’s polyps because that’s uncommon in kittens, so $500 in tests later and I have no answers. Shouldn’t they have noticed these lumps? They are the size of a small marble.

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello, I have only been able to feel a polyp a few times. Every so often I can do a quick enough oral exam to feel them in the back of the mouth. But even with these I needed to do a sedated exam to be sure. Kittens can get hyperthyroidism which can cause palpable enlargement of the glands on the outside throat area. This is diagnosed and confirmed with a blood test. Please call your vet to discuss these. If finances are a concern call the shelters and rescues to see if there are low cost pet care options… Read more »

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Christine | 1 month ago
Hi There!!! Penny And Sampson’s Mom Here. Quick Question…they Weighed In At 47 Lbs And 48 …

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Penny and Sampson’s mom here. Quick question…they weighed in at 47 lbs and 48 lbs last month when they saw Dr. Ahrens for their Cytopoint shots. Dr. Ahrens said Sampson looks a bit underweight. I took the recommendation you gave me for Wellness dog food and just started tapering them off the raw. I like them around 50-53 lbs they both look a bit underweight to me. I will follow the feeding guidelines and watch their weight. Do I need to go to the next weight class down for their Heartguard medication or can I still use the 50 lbs and up dosage?

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Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

Hello,
So I talk more about muscle condition score with these breeds versus body condition score. I’m not sure how they fare in either. Can you post photos from the side and above? Or we can set up a FaceTime chat. And I try to stick to the weight guidelines in the packages. If you bought them from us we will happily exchange for the correct size. Unless you think you will put the extra few pounds on and have them at the correct dose. Let me know what works for you. 🐾 krista.

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Savannah | 1 month ago
I Just Recently Got A 7 Week Old Kitten. He Was Perfectly Fine When I First Got …

I just recently got a 7 week old kitten. He was perfectly fine when I first got him but I don’t have a car so I was unable to get cat food but had some tuna in the cabinet. He seems really weak and sleeps all the time. I have since then gotten cat food but what should I do to get his strength back up? Is this something that I should be worried about?

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Sarah
1 month ago

Good morning- With a kitten so young, there are a multitude of things to take into consideration and worry about. Since you have just gotten her, you will have quite a few vet visits in your near future for health examination and vaccinations. If you haven’t already, you need to get those vet visits set up. When you go, bring a stool sample with you so that they can check for parasites, etc. you can also get meds for flea and tick prevention. Fleas and parasites and distemper are a few top concerns. Hopefully, you can get an appointment today.… Read more »

Laura
1 month ago

This should be considered an emergency, in my book. Babies crash VERY quickly. Please get him to the vet.

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Sarah | 1 month ago
Morning😁 Quick Question About Antiseptic For Keeping Cuts Clean. I Know Peroxide Isn’t The Best …

Morning😁 Quick question about antiseptic for keeping cuts clean. I know peroxide isn’t the best option. I like to use this blue solution from the vet. Is it Rx only? We are all out and it is “run around like a maniac in the woods with the kids” time of year for the dogs.

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Laura
1 month ago

Are you referring to Blu-Kote? I have seen spray Blu-Kote on Amazon.

Krista Magnifico
1 month ago

I use soapybwarm water. Best widely available antibiotic ever made. Flush. Flush. Flush. Copiously. The blues solution is Chlorhexidine. Avail everywhere. We call it Nolvasan.