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Bethany | 3 months ago
Lucky Is A 2-year Old Male Kitty Who Was Just Hospitalized For A Urinary Block. He …

Lucky is a 2-year old male kitty who was just hospitalized for a urinary block. He was hospitalized for six days. He’s now home recovering. He refuses to drink water and his having a hard time peeing. Although he had to big pees today that took him awhile to squeeze out. I need to monitor his bladder. When I feel around, I can’t feel anything at any time. Can someone help me locate his bladder? I’m giving him water through a syringe every hour. And, I’m encouraging him to use the litter box at his usual peeing times. I’d like to know how to tell if his bladder is overly filled.

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your cat. I would do the following. First call your get and ask for a tutorial from one of the technicians. We do this very often at our clinic. If they won’t help put out a plea on social media for an experienced vet tech or cat person who can help you. It will take a few weeks to get adept at this. I have a few videos to help. I’ll try to do more. I would also suggest you ask about learning how to give Sq fluids instead of syringe feeding by mouth.… Read more »

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Karen Katzenberger | 3 months ago
Need A Recommendation For Dry Dog Food For My Dog Who Scratches A Lot. Vet Said …

Need a recommendation for dry dog food for my dog who scratches a lot. Vet said his skin is ok, no fleas, etc. Forgot to ask vet for recommendation on food. Currently eating Iams adult dry food. He is almost 2 yrs old.

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Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello, It is important to discover what the cause of the itching is. Certainly some dogs do have food allergies and for these cases a strict diet must be adhered to. The tough part is which diet as there are lots of possible food allergies. What I have found far more commonly is another issue like parasites (fleas are the biggest concern, scabies is second) or environmental allergies. I talk about diet, omega three fatty acids, preventatives, shampoos and allergy meds. All of these before I talk diet as it is so hard to not let them eat anything else.… Read more »

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Diane | 3 months ago
Hello All! My 7-month-old English Labrador Got Spayed Yesterday. She Went Into Surgery At 7 Am And …

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My 7-month-old English labrador got spayed yesterday. She went into surgery at 7 am and we picked her up at 3 p.m. Of course, she was not herself due to the anesthesia. Once we got home, we fed her some lunch and then later some dinner, she was very hungry. Now, the following day, we have noticed she has yet to poop. She has peed minimally but has not pooped once. Is this normal for female dogs after undergoing surgery?

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Sarah
2 months ago

Hi there-
Sometimes the anesthesia can slow things down. I would give her a little time- hopefully she has by now. If she still hasn’t, I would call your vet and speak to them. Best of luck!!

Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
I am not usually worried about not defecating for a few days after surgery. She should however be acting normally and urinating normally. If worries call your vet and confirm. Better safe than sorry. Ty for spaying her!

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Honey | 3 months ago
So My Cat Has A Urinary Blockage, And We Took Him In To Get The Crystals …

So my cat has a urinary blockage, and we took him in to get the crystals removed from his bladder but it keeps getting hard and he can’t go pee. Every morning for the last three days we have had to take him in to get his bladder drained and it is costing a lot. They have given us some relaxing medicine to help him, but soon we will have to put him down if it doesn’t work. I wanted to ask for any at-home tips to help his bladder empty easier in the litter box, like what kind of food should we feed him and should we give him water to help? Please respond it is urgent and he may have to be put down tomorrow.

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Sarah
3 months ago

Good morning- We had a male cat years ago who had to be put on Rx food specifically for urinary issues. Your vet should be able to provide this. We also had to change litter, also a recommendation by our vet at the time. I think if I were you, I would call and ask to speak to the vet to see what options aside from euthanasia (it sounds like this has been recommended) they have to offer. I’m hoping that Dr. Magnifico sees your post- she is a wealth of information and may have better advice than myself. I… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
2 months ago

Hello,
In these cases I place a urinary catheter and give iv fluids for a few days. It isn’t the cheapest route to go but it does have the best prognosis. I really hope your cat is ok.

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Chandler | 3 months ago
Hello! So I Just Took Home A Pup, He’s An 8 Week Old Cane Corso. The …

Hello! So i just took home a pup, he’s an 8 week old cane corso. The breeder had his ears cropped a couple weeks ago and slowly started to noticed a small fluid filled “lump” on the back of his neck between his shoulder blades. He had called the ear cropping vet as well as his regular vet whom didn’t seem concerned most likely a seroma. They prescribed an antibiotic just to prevent an abscess as well as sending me home with some dimethyl sulfoxide cream. The first couple days we had him at home we didn’t use the cream because it made his breath smell and now the small lump has grown to the size of an orange. It’s still soft, doesn’t seem to bother his besides some itching, and he’s still very playful. Ugh it’s just making me nervous! I have an appointment with the vet for his final shots in a couple weeks. Just looking for some advice to calm my nerves or if i should go in sooner.

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Krista Magnifico
3 months ago

Hello, I think that in this case I would get a second opinion to help ease your worries. I also think that the best way to identify a mass like this might be to aspirate it so you know what it most likely is. I had a puppy recently who had seen three other vets before he came to see me. He was 12 weeks old and had a large swelling in his neck. The puppy was acting normally he thought. I shaved the area and put a large gauge needle into it. We removed a huge amount of puss.… Read more »

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Tammy | 3 months ago
Our Three Year Old Spayed Kitty Serafina (longhair Buff And White Tabby, 11.5lbs, Utd On All …

Our three year old spayed kitty Serafina (longhair buff and white tabby, 11.5lbs, utd on all shots) expelled her first hairball a couple days ago, and it was huge. Then she hacked up a couple smaller ones. The problem is she’s still throwing up. It’s only once or twice a day, never much in it, usually mucus or foam, sometimes a little digested food. Other than that her behavior is normal, her appetite was normal but has waned a bit, her drinking seems normal, but because we have multiple cats I don’t know if her bathroom habits have changed. There’s nothing alarming in the litter box though.
I’ve already sent an email to All Paws (it’s the only one we can afford with all the animals we care for) to make an appointment for her, but they’re not open on weekends and the auto-reply email said they have to go through a lot of emails on mondays so it may take up to 48 hours to even respond to my appointment request. I was sure to include all the details of her ailment in my email to them.
My question to you is this: In your professional opinion, is it okay to wait for their response, or should I seek an immediate appointment elsewhere? If so, I’d prefer it to be with your office. Other than the throwing up, she seems okay. She’s a low energy cat to begin with, so if she was lethargic it’d be hard to tell, but she seems normal to me. What should I look out for?
I’m just worried, I tend to panic over the smallest things. Thank you for reading all this.

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Sarah
3 months ago

Hi there-
First stop worrying 😉 Easier said than done. It sounds like you’re on top of it and monitoring her behavior. I would continue that and if you see something alarming then reassess… or take to emergency. If she is eating and drinking best you can tell and acting normal, then I would think it is safe to wait to hear about an appointment if necessary. I would just keep a close eye, and again if things worsen then contact emergency. Hope things improve💛🐾

Krista Magnifico
3 months ago

Hello, I don’t think this is an emergency. There are lots of things I often recommend in cases like this. One make sure your pet is able to groom appropriately. If they have an excessive amount of hair consider a shave down to help make it more manageable. Two brush often to remove the dead and shedding hair. Three add a hair ball formula like cat lax. Three switch to small watered down canned food meals. Make sure fleas, parasites and allergies are not adding to the feeling like she needs to be over grooming. I see cats who over… Read more »

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carolyn zeller | 3 months ago
Our Dog Addy The Afghan Gets Acid Reflux Dr Graf Told Me To Give Her Something …

Our dog Addy the Afghan gets acid reflux
Dr Graf told me to give her something like prilosec but I can’t remember exactly what it was and don’t want to give her the wrong thing
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Carolyn zeller

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Krista Magnifico
3 months ago

Hello.
I can have dr graf reach you Monday. . It’s always best for the doctor to discuss the medication in person just in case you have any other questions.

Take care.
Krista.

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Mera | 3 months ago
I Got My Cat Leila In December And Since She Has Had Runny Eyes And Lots …

I got my cat Leila in December and since she has had runny eyes and lots of sneezing. I took her to a vet and we did a course of clavamox which helped while she was on it. A few days after she finished it she was back to sneezing and having runny eyes. Then we tried azithromycin and famciclovir which did nothing and she began to sound super congested. Then we tried a longer course of the clavamox which worked well while she was on it. A week or so after she finished it she was back at it. She is now sneezing up a lot of snot. Other than those symptoms she eats well and plays like a healthy kitty. We took her to another vet who suggested it may be a polyp. I was looking for quotes for a rhinoscopy and possible surgical removal. I got a quote from a vet for $2000-3000 for the CT, sedation, and rhinoscopy but no quote if they need to do surgery. And a lot of other places refused to give me one unless I pay $150-180 for a consultation first. Any advice on where I should look for reasonable prices would be great! We are in Michigan but are willing to travel out. Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
3 months ago

Hello
How old is your cat? Any other signs of illness or concern? Sounds more like chronic rhinitis then anything else.

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Sarah | 3 months ago
Morning Pawbly Friends!! I Wanted To Try Trick Training With One Of Our GSDs- Rontu. Any …

Morning Pawbly friends!! I wanted to try trick training with one of our GSDs- Rontu. Any advice on where to start?

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Laura
3 months ago

Hiya! If you do well with book guidance, Kyra Sundance is the way to go. Her books are fantastic. If you do better with video or in-person instruction, I can absolutely recommend the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy online. They have levels of training, and bronze is the most affordable. I STRONGLY recommend them for all sorts of things. I’m actually going to sign Ripley and I up for Nosework through them…and right now is enrollment! Classes start April 1.

Laura
3 months ago
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He’s a smart kid. Definitely work that brain! You know that’s one of my favorite things for dogs behaving badly. 🙂

Look into nosework. Minimal physical effort for you, TONS OF MENTAL WORK for him. Everybody wins. Plus the AKC now has nosework competitions, which are a lot cheaper than the other nosework orgs out there.

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JoAnn Sevey | 3 months ago
We Have A Young Dog Who Will Not Stop Licking Our Older Dog In The Mouth. …

We have a young dog who will not stop licking our older dog in the mouth. She is out of control with this, its not a normal greeting type of lick its always full speed jumping all around & non stop licking. The older dog hates it & tries to get away but cant so then it turns into the older dog getting loud & aggressive but that doesn’t even stop the other dog…

We don’t know what to do, or how to make her stop. She’s very bullheaded & stubborn almost impossible to train. Any advice would be wonderful. Thank you for taking time to read my cry for help

JoAnn

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Sarah
3 months ago

Good morning☺️ My first bit of advice would be basic obedience. I know you said that she is nearly impossible to train, but dogs are smart and want to please you. It’s just a matter of finding a good motivator for her to learn- whether it be treats, praise, play…etc. all positive reinforcement. Once you know what makes her tick, I would just work on the basics, really. Come, sit, down, stop. There are a ton of YouTube videos and write ups online about how to train and what to do. Those basics will help you keep her off your… Read more »

Laura
3 months ago

Leash the younger dog and let them drag the leash. Correct immediately with the leash. Be consistent. If you aren’t already crating the dogs when you aren’t supervising, I’d start doing this to give the older dog a break.