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Elizabeth Mullins | 2 years ago
My Cat Has Been Vomiting Consistently (every Day Or Every Other) For 10-14 Days. At…

My cat has been vomiting consistently (every day or every other) for 10-14 days. At first it was just food, but now it’s just bile. She seems a bit more lethargic than usual, has paler gums, and is drinking more water than usual. I don’t know if I should take her to the ER or wait till tomorrow…Help?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

If your vet is open today see them. See someone today. I suspect an exam, bloodwork and radiographs are warranted. It might be more affordable at your vets office.

Sarah
2 years ago

I agree. As she hasn’t been vomiting for a long periods of time and now it seems worse, I would consider 5s a true emergency and get her to the vet right away.

Laura
2 years ago

I would consider this an emergency, particularly considering how long you’ve let this go on.

Laura
2 years ago

Dr. Magnifico’s comment didn’t post, but it showed up in email. She said, ” If your vet is open today see them. See someone today. I suspect an exam, bloodwork and radiographs are warranted. It might be more affordable at your vets office.”

Laura
2 years ago

and now her comment is there.

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kevin adam | 2 years ago
“I’ve Got A Pet Problem!” The Ever-barking Dog Next Door. The Escape Artist Cat. Here, How…

“I’ve Got a Pet Problem!”
The ever-barking dog next door. The escape artist cat. Here, how to handle those tricky critter situations

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Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. Sorry about your frustrations. I can tell you that constant barking many times means anxiety and boredom. As a neighbor, you might want to make nice conversation with the dog’s owner and inquire as to what they might be able to do about that situation. Perhaps a dog walker, more exercise for the dog as in longer walks and some mental stimulation with training. THere are also dog toys that are puzzle like and keep them occupied for a time trying to get the treat out. Maybe a gift of one from you to your neighbor if you… Read more »

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Selda Myosotis | 2 years ago
5.5 Kgs(12 Pounds) Neutered Male 8 Years Old Tabby Cat.(was Neutered At 7 Months Old) He…

5.5 kgs(12 pounds) neutered male 8 years old tabby cat.(was neutered at 7 months old)
He was diagnosesd with urinary tract infection 1 month ago, he used Prunol, and was fine after medication. 3 days later he had his first epileptic seizure.
1 month passed, now he has an epileptic seizure every 8 hours. We have the footage of the seizure and can send it if requested.

Symptoms also include:
– a lot of foamy saliva comes out of his mouth
– uncontrolled muscle movements and release of the bladder which leads to him running into a wall, turning and twisting, having trouble breathing.
– the seizure takes around 30 secounds.
– after the seizure he has a 5 to 10 minute calming period and then he starts eating and drinking a lot.

Veterinarian suggested Tegretol (includes Carbamazepine), and said we should give him 0.1 mililiters orally and also said even 1 dose can be lethal. What do you suggest?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, it is important to try to identify a cause to the seizures. From there you can explore and discuss treatment options. I always scrutinize every patient with seizures diet, supplements and medications. i usually also remove all medications from their regimen and switch the food (or at least throw out the current bag). I also ask all family members what medications they are using or applying. Think about all household cleaners as many can be toxic. Remove all smoking from the home. Change clothes if you do smoke before you come inside. If seizures persist ask about any epileptic… Read more »

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Lisa Saullo | 2 years ago
I Have An 8 Year Old Indoor Female Cat Which Has What Appears To Be…

I have an 8 year old indoor female cat which has what appears to be an abscess between her shoulders, but I’m not real sure about it. I have been treating it with antibiotic ointment for about 3 days now. Anyone out there have a similar situation with their cat?

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2 years ago

What did the vet say when you took her in? That looks pretty nasty, and human topical ointments can be toxic.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

It looks like your cat has a wound. I would try to understand if it is self inflicted or caused by another cat. From here we can discuss possible testament options. If it was caused by your cat scratching ask your vet about fleas, parasites, allergies or adverse reaction to a topical product. If it was caused by anothe Cat and it is bothering your Cat ask about an antibiotic, pain medication and maybe even an ecollar to stop the further skin trauma.

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izzy ray | 2 years ago
I Have A Dog And A Few Bunnies But I’m Open To Getting Another Pet…

I have a dog and a few bunnies but I’m open to getting another pet to help with my anxiety I’m not sure if I should get like a toucan or like an African grey vs a maine coon cat. I’m looking for something friendly I like an afRican grey because I can talk to it then I love Maine coons because they get so big and they’re soft and amazing to cuddle. But I’m not really sure what do you think?

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Laura
2 years ago

I cannot recommend a parrot to anyone who isn’t willing to live with a toddler for the next 50+ years. Yes, Greys live that long, and yes, they’re as smart as toddlers. They need as much care as toddlers. They need a LOT of work, a LOT of attention, and they’re more than most people can handle. You said you have a dog…is there a reason the dog is not able to help you with your anxiety? I would discuss the addition of a cat with your doctor, to see whether they agree that this is the correct choice.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

No question

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Veronique St-Jacques | 2 years ago
Weight Gain And Diabetes? Our Vetenarian Diagnosed Our Cat With Diabetes Last Weekend. He Was Himself…

Weight Gain and Diabetes?

Our vetenarian diagnosed our cat with diabetes last weekend. He was himself surprised by the lab results indicating a glucose level of 25 mmol/L (or 450 mg/dl), and everything else normal, as our cat gained 2 pounds since last year.

The symptoms that prompted us to consult were that our cat has been routinely relieving himself outside of his litter boxes (he has 2 very clean litter boxes), especially when he is frustrated by something (when he can’t go outside for example – he is an indoor cat).

We noticed in the last month a very slight increase in his demand for food and water, but not a dramatic one. He also acts normally. He now weights 6 kg. His last lab results were done in June 2017, and everything was normal. He is 9 years old.

Is it possible that he has diabetes, but still gains weight?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

I diagnose diabetes based on three things typically,,, looks like diabetes (muscle or weight loss w polyuria and polydipsia (drink a lot and peeing a lot) blood hyperglycemia (elevated blood glucose (above 250) and glucosuria (glucose in the urine). If I don’t have 2 out of three I recheck the blood glucose at home (less stressful) OR pre-emptively start treating by changing the diet to wet food prescription diabetes canned.

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Carol Lynn | 2 years ago
My Daughter Adopted 2 Cats From A Shelter. The Cats Were Purely Indoor. After Having…

My daughter adopted 2 cats from a shelter. The cats were purely indoor. After having them for six months, they noticed the cats had tapeworms, which they got treated by a vet. They then experienced the most awful flea infestation in their apartment. They had their cats dipped, given medication by the vet twice; treated every inch of their apartment by thoroughly vacuuming, carpet cleaning, spraying and then bombing the place on more than one occasion. The infestation continued.
They ended up taking days off work, moving everything out of their apartment, washing all of the walls and baseboards with a flea insecticide; threw out their couch, pillows, rugs, washed every article of clothing and bedding and towels in their entire place, then used a highly recommended insecticide inside. They completely shaved their cats fur and treated them once again via a medication from the vet.
They then moved to another place. My daughter just called me in tears because she sees tapeworms coming out of the cats’ anus. They spent over $800 on treatments, and used the vets oral medications twice. This has been ongoing for 5 months. They thought it was eradicated before they moved. What is going on here and is there any help for these poor cats and my daughter????

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Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there. So sorry this is happening to your daughter. Assuming they still use the same vet, I would call. Being that the vet is familiar with the situation, they very well may have your daughter come in right away to start the process of resolving this once and for all. Sometimes it does take a couple of tries to get these things taken care of.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your daughters problems. I have seen many clients find out that there is a terrible flea problem and need to treat their home and pets for at least 6 months before they got the fleas under control. It can be devastating and frustrating. I am sorry. If it makes you feel any better (and I honestly mean this) of all of the parasites of the world tapeworms are some of the most benign. They will go away when the fleas go away. They are gross but rarely dangerous to your pet. Try not to… Read more »

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Missy Otta | 2 years ago
Hi. My 12 Year Old Cat,Lola, Has Stage 2 Kidney Disease (according To The Blood…

Hi. My 12 year old cat,Lola, has stage 2 kidney disease (according to the blood work). She has lost almost 3 lbs since July. She has not eaten dry food for a month. Lately she prefers the gravy from her wet food only but the last couple days has been eating some of the wet food (not much). Two Fridays ago she received a fluid treatment and an anti nausea shot. For the last 4 days she has vomited at least once a day, usually in the early morning. Today she has thrown up 2 times and has had smelly diarrhea twice within 7 hours. She has been eating Friskies brand food. I did just give her some kidney diet food and she ate it. She has slept a lot but still is bossy, purring and wanting attention. She has a vet appointment on Monday night but I was wondering if I should bringing her into a vet hospital or can I wait until her appointment? Thank you!

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Sarah
2 years ago

If she is eating and drinking from time to time and still awake and playful, then you could probably wait until tomorrow. But I would call the vet first thing in the morning and tell them what is going on. They may bump her appointment up. Also, if she worsens IN ANY way, I would go to an ER vet right away. IT also might behoove you to bring your paperwork with you to the ER vet so they have a basis on what they are working with. Hope this helps.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

I agree with Sarah. Although I always prefer to play it safe than be sorry. And it is very hard to assess without seeing the patient in person. Sending you best wishes. I hope she is feeling better soon

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James Godlewski | 2 years ago
Hi, I Want To Take My Cat To Vet Because She Has Matted Hair On…

Hi, I want to take my cat to vet because she has matted hair on her back. She is a nervous cat and will not let me try to get it out myself. I am concerned if it will be too expensive to take her to vet. Can you give me a ball park figure how much a vet will charge to get out her matted fur? Thank you

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Laura
2 years ago

I would be calling a number of places, not just your vet. Groomers may be able to handle this for you. You need to start working on conditioning her to the brush – if she has fur that mats, this means you need to brush her regularly. Mats are painful, and preventative measures are always a good idea. 🙂