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Jessica | 3 days ago
My 3 Y/o Lab Has Chronically Had Bad Breath Since He Was About 1 Y/o, No …

My 3 y/o lab has chronically had bad breath since he was about 1 y/o, no matter what food he is on (currently Purino Pro Plan Lamb & Rice). When he licks you, his saliva residue smells really bad, and can actually feel stinging, leading me to worry about the possibility of acid reflux for him that we’ve missed all along. Is there anything we can try with him either OTC or natural supplements for him to address this? Or does this warrant a trip to the vet to address?

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Laura
2 days ago

If it’s gone on for 2 years and you haven’t gotten it addressed in that time, it’s most likely something that REALLY needs a vet’s involvement. Could be medical, could be dental, but you should call the vet about it.

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Deb Chatham | 2 years ago
Miracle Supplement For Our Best Friends??? Nutra Thrive By Dr. Gary Richter Author Of The…

Miracle Supplement for our Best Friends??? Nutra Thrive by Dr. Gary Richter author of The Ultimate Pet Guide, is selling this powder called Nutra Thrive that you put on your dog’s kibble. He says that it can help with allergies, joint discomfort, bad breath, and he even suggests that it may help with the canine cancer crisis!!!! Is this a miracle for our dogs or a gimmick that pet owners should avoid? If you are unfamiliar with this “Miracle for our Dogs” here is the link to video. https://ultimatedoghealth.com/index181019A.php?n=tba

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Laura
2 years ago

It’s just a supplement. It might help, or it might not. I prefer feeding a diet that works best with my dog’s system. This is easy to determine – if the dog’s coat is greasy/patchy/smelly, or if the dog has pudding poop, or if the dog’s constantly itchy and licking/chewing paws or shaking their head, the food may very well be the culprit.

I don’t like buying something that reads like snake oil. I would want to know a LOT more about this product before considering it for my dog.

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Christine Bruce | 2 years ago
Hello, My Year Old Female Cat Jingles Has Had A Snoring Sound For…

Hello, my year old female cat Jingles has had a snoring sound for a while now my vet told me that she most likely has a polyp as he just informed me 4 days ago he gave me an antibiotic (which they gave me before) and told me that she could have surgery to remove it at a vet 30 min away in State College and it would be around $1500.00-2,000.00.

I had taken her to the vet when this first stated about 6 months ago they gave me 2 different antibiotic the second one which I guess was stronger seemed to help for a short time and now she is breathing bad again.

My poor girl seems miserable and I am frustrated with that thought I can’t help her unless I come up with that kind of money 🙁 I would love to bring her to you and help her breath right again she is my world and I want to help her so much. I am willing to travel

My vet is Sylvan Animal Hospital, I did not take her to the place in State College where I was told the surgery would be. The vet did tell he did not usually do this but could sedate her and see if he could remove it ???

I did not feel confident with that, and after watching you on You Tube I would love your help with my baby girl. Plus I could afford it. Or if you could recommend someone close to me that might be able to help that would not charge me a arm and a leg. thank you so much!

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. You may want to call around to see what vets close to you charge. You could also speak to your local spca or humane society, (etc.) to see if they can help out in any way.

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clark ratliff | 3 years ago
I Need To Know, My Daughters Kitten Died Suddenly, Sunday. It Had Upper Respiratory Infection…

I need to know, my daughters kitten died suddenly, Sunday. It had upper respiratory infection, maybe herpes we don’t know couldn’t afford a vet. We did have some antibiotics we gave him. He was about 6-7 weeks old weighed 1.2 pounds never gained any. We steamed him he would eat sometimes, solids. I’m not sure, if when I was giving him a dropper of electrolytes it went down the wrong way and it killed him. We gave him the dropper before always careful to go in the side of the mouth never aiming straight back. But he just went limp and never came back I tried breathing in his mouth suctioning his mouth/nose. I just don’t know if I caused it. I can’t remember if I did give it to him about that time it happened so fast. He was earlier that morning really bad. I just don’t know if I caused it, please tell if I did.

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Sonya Ziegler
2 years ago

Hello, I am so sorry for your kitten passing away. I just wanted to point out that very young animals and very old animals can sometimes “go” quite suddenly, despite all measures to treat them. If ever in doubt how to administer liquid oral antibiotics or other medicines, please do not hesitate to take your pet to your vet– he/she (or an experienced technician) will be more than happy to demonstrate the proper way to administer the medicine. Oral medications can be tricky to administer… But, the main thing to feel good about is that you did your very best… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello.
I’m sorry for your loss. I can’t tel you what happened but I know ou tried and you cared. I wish you and your daughter my deepest sympathies.

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Anthony Degitz | 3 years ago
I Will Be Taking My Two Dogs From South Korea To Chicago On Monday. …

I will be taking my two dogs from South Korea to Chicago on Monday. They will be riding in the cargo area. One is a Boston Terrier, which I know can be a LITTLE dangerous, but we don’t have a choice. I have all natural chamomile tablets to help keep them calm, but I’m afraid that the altitude change and chamomile in combination could impede the breathing and make it more dangerous. Does anyone have experience or recommendations on what I can do or if the chamomile is a bad idea? Thank you so much!!

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I would be very worried too! I junk it might be helpful to talk to the airline and see if there are any tips they might be able to offer? I would also ask about how you can track and monitor your pet and whether a ticket for gem to rise with you is even an option? And then ask every other airline too. Lastly I would make sure your dog is microchipped and the carrier is labeled all over to state his breed and “live animal” “dog onboard”. As a side note I would also ask your vet… Read more »

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Bill Griswold | 3 years ago
What Can I Do About My Beagles Bad Breath?

What can I do about my Beagles bad breath?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
It is important to know the cause of the bad breath. If it is dental disease or a bad tooth the only way to improve this is to have the teeth cleaned and any bad teeth removed. Diet and health status can also influence breath. Please ask your vet to help understand what’s the cause.

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cece parrish | 3 years ago
I Have A 2 Year Old Lab And She Has Really Bad Breath And Licks…

I have a 2 year old lab and she has really bad breath and licks her bed and herself alot

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2 years ago

Have you checked her mouth? If she has bad breath, something’s wrong – either she isn’t well or she has a dental issue, most likely.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
The bad breath can be due to dental disease, a poor diet or a few other possible mouth problems. She is fairly young to have bad teeth though. And the licking can be allergies, parasites like fleas or mange or even nausea. Have you spoken to your vet about these concerns. She needs an exam to help understand what’s going on.

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Kathy Aliano | 3 years ago
My Chihuahua Mix Has A Terrible Odor Coming From His Mouth. It’s Way Beyond Bad…

My Chihuahua mix has a terrible odor coming from his mouth. It’s way beyond bad breath. When he licks something the smell remains on the item or person. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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Sarah
3 years ago

I’d get to the vet- it is probably an infection or serious dental issue that if not taken care of, will spread and become much worse. I hope your pup is ok.

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3 years ago

I concur – this is serious. Get to the vet ASAP.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, I would also guess dental disease. This is very common in chihuahuas, especially those over 7-8 years old. If it isnt dental disease I would also consider an abscess or even a foreign body stuck in the mouth. Please see your vet as soon as possible. Bad teeth can affect the ability to eat, and the heart. I expect that the vet will provide antibiotics and recommend a dental cleaning (probably with extractions needed). If the cost is concerning seek a second opinion,, but please get the mouth healthy. It will make a big difference in your pups life… Read more »

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Paula Taylor | 3 years ago
My 11-year Old Bengal Stopped Eating A Little Over A Week Ago. On Day Two…

My 11-year old bengal stopped eating a little over a week ago. On day two we took him to the pet ER where his lab work all came back perfectly normal. Crystal clear urine, no elevated temperature, all blood work normal. The vet gave him fluid under the skin to help and said to give it a day or two and return if he still was not eating. We returned on day four because he still was not eating and his breathing had become labored. An x-ray showed he chest cavity was filled with fluid, squishing his lungs and making the heart not visible. We drained the fluid and left him overnight. The test for congestive heart failure came back “abnormal” but the vet felt like the visible result was inconclusive. Still, he felt comfortable administering a diuretic. He told us that the fluid was likely caused by congestive heart failure, chylothorax, or cancer, all of which are very bad. The fluid did contain a small amount of lymph but we didn’t have a very good diagnosis. The next morning they did an ultrasound and found that the heart was not enlarged as expected but that there was a mass in one of the lungs. Probably cancer. We took him home expecting his lungs to fill again, at which time we would be faced with euthanasia.

We tried everything to get the cat to eat but he would not. He was drinking very well–more than normal for him (we feed him wet food mixed with water normally because he doesn’t drink much). He was purring, rolling over to have his tummy rubbed, grooming, and generally being a lovely, normal fellow except for the weakness from not eating. We began to feed him with a syringe but weren’t able to get a very large quantity in him before he refused to cooperate. I phoned the vet and was given mirtazapine, but so far that has not helped him eat at all. By this point he is very thin, still drinking water with electrolytes, using the litter box, purring, but not eating. The vet thinks he will need euthanasia and has not suggested further treatment. I, on the other hand, have been on a roller coaster of feelings beginning with resignation that he would die soon to feeling like I haven’t done my part to help him. I can’t help thinking he would be okay if we could just get him to eat and I frequently remind myself that SOMETHING is causing him to refuse food. I’m sure he will die soon because he will starve to death.

So, after all that, my question is whether a feeding tube would be appropriate at this point. I must add that this cat has hated confinement of any kind his whole life. He is a love bug but he can’t even abide being carried a short distance. The cat carrier and the car are unendurable horrors for him. I really, really would like to avoid another trip unless something good will come from it. Meaning, I’m happy enough to take him back to the vet but if I call the answer will certainly be, “Bring him in.” and I’m not sure if that’s the right answer for him. Plus, we don’t want to spend $5-10k on treatments.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello.
I’m sorry to hear of your cats struggles. I also think that you should keep asking and demanding help. If you were my client and I couldn’t find a cause to the clinical signs you are seeing then a feeding tube option should be on the table as an option. I would try to find someone to help you and your cat. I wish you the very best and I applaud your love and dedication to your cat.

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Shiria Seelenlicht | 3 years ago
How Much Medication At The Same Time Without Damaging The Bodytoo Much? So, We Have A…

How much medication at the same time without damaging the bodytoo much?
So, we have a group of 22 kittens (6 months) and 2 mothers. All are treatet for ringworm (Microsporum Canis) and in 3 days are finished (only 8 showed symptoms, but since they all had contact, all had to be treated).
They were treated with Itraconazole (1 week treatment, 1 week break, 1 week treatment, another 1 week break and a last week treatment). Additionally they were bathed 1 once a week in Enilconazole.

Some of them are treated with marbocyl for cat flu right now (most likely Calici).

Additional they were tested positive for giardia and worms (Toxocaridae?) last friday after most of them developed bad diarrhea that smelled incredibly bad.
For the Giardia they get treated with Metronidazole (twice a day).
Fenbendazole is not an option, as it doesn’t help anymore most of the time.

So now I still need deworm them and make a flea treatment (as they have also fleas). I don’t want to do worm and flea medication at the same day – as that would mean that at least the ones with cat flu would get 5 medications at the same time.

Only two more days till the ring worm treatment is finished, so I thought of doing flea treatment the following day and deworming the day after that to spread the treatment a little.

Some of them are clearly not well right now, so while I would normally deflea/deworm at the same time, I’m a bit hesitant here.

What do you think?

What I have to add – one of the kittens died this morning without known reason. It was not extremly thin or dehydrated and acted normal when I saw it the first time this morning. When a collegue wanted to clean their room she called me because it would lie on the floor and couldn’t move. (I was like 20 meters away in another room) She said it made strange noises and lost poo (diarrhea). When I arrived it was already gone. The hair on his tail was poofed up, eyes/pupils wide, but no heart beat and breathing. I tried to bring it back, but without success.
It had no signs of being extremly sick. It was not affected by ringworm itself and hat no catflu. It had diarrhea, but ate well. It played, was active and so on. It showed no signs of liver problems (as Itraconazole could cause that) like yellow skin.

No one has seen what happened. I was thinking that it may has fallen off a wooden layer that are left and right to the door, right beneath the windows. The cats like to sit in it and look out the windows or wait for someone to come inside. But those are only like 1,20m in height.

So I’m even more worried that all those medicaton already was too much for that one :(.

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Jennifer Taylor
3 years ago

I am assuming all medications were prescribed by a veterinarian and an exam done on all kittens? If so I would check with the prescribing Dr. I have had foster puppies who have been incredibly sick and on many medications at once at the advice of our vet. In the case of my foster pups they were very sick, the risk of not treating outweighed the risk of treating. That is a conversation though that you should have with the vet who examined and prescribed the meds. Best of luck with the kittens and so very sorry for your loss.