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?
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
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!
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.
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!!
What can I do about my Beagles bad breath?
I have a 2 year old lab and she has really bad breath and licks her bed and herself alot
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?
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.
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 :(.