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Cheryl | 5 months ago
It’s A Long Story, But I Will Try To Make It Brief. Molly, 3.5 Month Old …

It’s a long story, but I will try to make it brief. Molly, 3.5 month old Labrador patient of Dr. Magnifico, unfortunately found a canister of Trident Gum that had fallen between the front seat and back seat of the vehicle. We were traveling across the state and stopped at a Vet Clinic. I knew Xylitol was poisonous to dogs. The receptionist consulted with the Dr. and he said to call the Animal Poison Control Center and meanwhile try to induce vomiting. We didn’t have to induce, but she started vomiting on her own. I did administer peroxide to make sure she emptied her stomach. This all took place within 1/2 hr window. We started on the road again as the nearest Emergency Hospital was an hour and 1/2 away. I called the Poison center and the Veterinarian on the line did the toxicology calculation and said Molly really needed emergency treatment. She told me to give Molly some kibble to ward off hypoglycemia. We got her to the emergency hospital and they started testing her blood sugar (elevated to 133), administered an antidote for Xylitol, checked her ALT liver value (114 reading) and gave her dextrose and a liver supplement. This all took place late Monday night into Tuesday. On Tuesday, Molly seemed to be recovering nicely and I was expecting her to come home on Wednesday. On Wed afternoon, they said her ALT Liver value was elevated 1 point (76 instead of 75 which is normal) and they were concerned. 1 pt doesn’t seem that alarming, but I’m not a toxicologist. They will do another test this evening and I am to call them Thursday morning. 🙁 I have already paid $1500 for what was supposed to be for up to 36 hrs care. In your opinion, does the 1pt ALT elevation warrant another evening in Emergency Hospital as opposed to her staying with Jarrettsville Vet for care?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I’m so sorry this happened.
    I. My opinion no. The elevation is so minimal that I wouldnt have been too concerned.
    I’m sorry I didn’t get to this sooner. I hope you are all ok.

  2. Cheryl Post author

    Thank You Dr. Magnifico 🙂
    Molly is back to her normal puppy self now. My fault for not just calling you regarding her ALT level rather than reach out on this venue. Hope to see you soon so we can figure out the dosage needed for her preventatives. Have a Wonderful Weekend! Enjoy this beautiful weather if you can!!

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Mitchell | 5 months ago
My Dog Has Been Sneezing Frequently Over The Past Few Months. We Are Now Noticing A …

My dog has been sneezing frequently over the past few months. We are now noticing a small growth and change in shape on his nose as well? Any advice or help would be much appreciated, thank you!

-Mitch

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    There are numerous things this could be. Please call your vet and ask to be seen. I always start with an exam and a good history and then talk about potential possible causes and discuss rhe myriad of treatment options In some cases we chose an antibiotic. In others we talk about dental disease and it’s affect on the nose and discharge. We also talk about cancer and nasal flushing for foreign bodies. Even allergies are a possibility.

    Please see a vet for which might be most likely in your dogs case.

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Naomi | 5 months ago
Hello! I Am About To Rescue 2 Kittens And As A New Pet Owner I’m Looking …

Hello! I am about to rescue 2 kittens and as a new pet owner I’m looking for some advice! We think the kittens are about 5-8 weeks. They haven’t gotten any shots or medication—they were found on the side of the road. I believe they have fleas and am not sure how to move forward. I know I need to take them in for shots but I’m not sure when. Advice would be appreciated!

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Thank you for helping these kittens. I always advise new pets be seen within 7 days of adoption or acquisition. Call your vet asap and have them seen. Things like intestinal parasites need to be addressed asap. Vaccines too. They can help.

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Sandra | 5 months ago
My Dog Got Spayed On August 1st, She Is A 13 Year Old Poodle Mix. She Also …

My dog got spayed on August 1st, she is a 13 year old poodle mix. She also had a mastectomy along with her spay so she has a very big incision. She is on her 4th week and the lower half of her incision does not look like the top half. The surgeon said it may take a while to heal because of the placement but I noticed a bump at the base of her incision at day 4 that has not gone away. She keeps licking at it and the surgeon suggested we must let her heal and later investigate. Also, at day 10 I noticed a white tiny pimple sized thing trying to come through under her skin. I really checked it out today since it has not gone away and it feels like something sharp poking under her skin, she has two of these that feel the same. I am scared she might have torn her internal stitches but the surgeon did not seem too worried. I notice when she eats she seems to look like she feels uncomfortable. She threw up yesterday but I took it as maybe her pancreatitis acting up. I am freaking out and don’t know if I am making a big fuss over nothing. She did not run during her recovery but she would stand up on her hind legs no matter how much I attempted to keep her calm. She did slip 3 times and land on her tummy, twice at day 8 because I had her on a short leash and she would try to run, the third slip was at day 13 and for the same reason of the short leash and attempting to run. I feel so sad and don’t have peace of mind. I feel guilty she slipped on me those three times but then again don’t know what to make of that lump at day 4. After the two slips at day 8 and after on day 10 she started having severe diarrhea. I contacted the surgeons team and they suggested boiled chicken and boiled rice, but at day 12 the diarrhea was a soft serve ice cream consistency and then she thew up so I took her into emergency immediately. At emergency they checked her vitals and incision and could not figure out what may have caused the stomach upset since from her pancreatitis history did not have the swollen tummy and her incision looked fine. They attributed the upset to possible pain med side effect and prescribed a probiotic and to stop the gabapentin. It’s has been a tough healing process for her. I will attach pictures of of what the incision looked like at day 7, 10, and now. I hope it’s not what I am fearing but it’s better to know if I should advocate for her and have them check again. Thanks guys, sorry for the long story but this is my little girl who is my first owned dog and who has been by my side for 13 years. I love her so much and it pains me to see her uncomfortable. Fyi her appetite is always good no matter what and her bowels are back to normal since the 18th of august and they were fine before the 10th of august as well.

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tracy | 5 months ago
Our 4 ½ Month Old Westie Pup Was Almost House Trained. Now, She’s Back To Peeing In …

Our 4 ½ month old Westie pup was almost house trained. Now, she’s back to peeing in the house. What can we do?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,

    Make sure it isn’t a urinary tract infection or medical issue by talking to your vet and then once that’s cleared to back to basic housebreaking training

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Chuck | 5 months ago
My Dog Is A 4 Year Old Spayed Doberman And She Is Starting To Have Occasional Incontinence …

My dog is a 4 year old spayed Doberman and she is starting to have occasional incontinence which seems to be getting worse. Should she be on medicine or a would a home remedy work? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello
    These cases always start with an exam and usually need a urine to look for potential urinary issues. If the diagnostics are all normal and the case looks like it might be a spay induced incontinence then we talk about hormones to help keep the bladder from leaking. I do not know of any at home remedies

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ANA ANGELIKA | 5 months ago
My Cat Is Currently On The Hospital For Confinement, He Has UTI And Is Not Fond …

My cat is currently on the hospital for confinement, he has UTI and is not fond of water these days. How can I engage him into drinking water and not forcefully feed him water?

PS: I already have water fountain on the way but I’m not sure if he’ll get comfy on drinking there and if there are any other ways to make him drink water

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  1. Shiria

    Hello,
    Does he eat wet or dry food? If he eats wet food you can add a little bit of water to every portion.
    My cat didn’t drink out of her water bowl… possibly because it was too close to her food bowls. But she started drinking out of my water cups/glasses… so I placed some for her in the rooms and she uses them.
    I have a fountain too, but it is only used when I clean her cups.

    Otherwise you can use things like the water that’s left when you cooc chicken and there are also special fluids for cats with UTIs. (I think from Royal Canin?)

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Jazmin | 6 months ago
My Dog 4 Year Old Dog Got Neutered Yesterday. He Hadnt Licked The Wound But I Notice …

My dog 4 year old dog got neutered yesterday. He hadnt licked the wound but i notice its a little red should I be worried?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I always encourage my clients to be proactive and not worry versus sit back and wait. Is there a way you can call your vet to ask them if the incision needs to be looked at in person.? At our clinic clinic we often encourage emailing a photo before we decide whether it needs to be brought in to be seen.

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Jen Behler | 6 months ago
My Dog Is Prescribed 10mg Of Amlodipine Per Day. Today He Was Accidentally Given 2 Pills. Any …

My dog is prescribed 10mg of amlodipine per day. Today he was accidentally given 2 pills. Any idea what this will do to him?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello

    You should always call your vet for specific medication concerns. But in general this one time accident will probably not cause an issue. Please remember that medication overdoses are best handled immediately after they happen. In some cases we will recommend inducing vomiting.

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Tina | 7 months ago
Recommended By Jarrettsville Veterinarian For Krista Magnifico – Requesting A Consult With Dr Author For My 3 Yr …

Recommended by Jarrettsville Veterinarian for Krista Magnifico to request a consult with Dr Author for my 3 yr old intact Female English Bulldog. She is in need of a vulvaplasty due to consistent wetness and bacteria in her urine. Ultrasound is negative for any abnormalities but does confirm large vulva in which urine is pooling. I want to get her spayed while she is under anesthesia since she is a bulldog – looking for someone in the Bel Air, MD area in expertise in this surgery and I hear Dr Author is the best! 410-459-6296 to reach me – Tina

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello
    Please call the clinic at 410-692-6171 and make an appointment with me and we can do an exam on your dog and talk about surgical options. I would be happy to meet you both.