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Michael Kleman | 2 years ago
Our Cat Mia Is A 12 Year Old Short Hair That Was Born Under Our…

Our cat Mia is a 12 year old short hair that was born under our porch. No one wanted her so we adopted her. Back in October she developed a runny nose. It was a clear discharge. After about 2 weeks it cleared on it’s own. Around Christmas it came back with a vengeance and she started making a loud snoring noise. We took her to an emergency vet Christmas eve and they put her on Clavamox and suggested we take her to her primary Vet. Her primary vet did not open until Jan 2 so we waited all the while giving her the Clavamox which did not seem to do any good. Her primary vet saw her 1/3 and put her on Zithromax. 2 weeks passed and no change. Now there was some bleeding from her nose and eyes. I contact a Vet in CA that has some specialty in this area and he suggest an injection of Convenia (antibiotic) and Depomedrol (steroid). Her primary Vet agreed to this and within a day, her discharge stopped and so did the snoring noise. We were excited but it didn’t last. 4 days later it all came back again. I took her to another vet who did a nasal swab which came back positive for a Mycoplasma infection. They put her on Doxycyclene 100mg x 20 days. After 20 days, there was no change at all. I took her to a third vet who drew blood and it showed all normal, no infection but she was put on additional Doxycyclene oral suspension and there is still no change. The bleeding comes and goes but there is always some sort of discharge from her nose and eyes. The next step was a referral to a specialist surgeon to do a CT scan and then a treatment plan which will run into thousands of dollars which we don’t really have. She is acting fairly normal through all of this and is eating and drinking. She even plays a little but gets easily tired because of the difficulty in breathing. Sorry for the long story but looking for suggestions at this point. We are in FL but heading back to PA in about a month at which point I want to make an appointment with Jarretsville Vet.

I should add that we are absolute animal lovers and have fostered about 40 cats / kittens over the years and have found forever homes for all but 5 that no one wanted which we have adopted.

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello! I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty and frustration. I hear it soooo often. Same story. Same scenario. A cat with chronic upper respiratory issues and not much response to antibiotics although it sounds like many have been tried with little to no success. Then the discussion of a polyp arises (usually too late in my opinion) and people are referred to a place they cannot afford. So they have to figure it out on their own. So they find me based on a three minute video that finally diagnoses and resolved the problem. It’s so frustrating. Here’s… Read more »

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Scott Landry | 2 years ago
Bosun Has This Discharge In His Eye. I Think He Always Has A Little…

Bosun has this discharge in his eye.
I think he always has a little? But is there something I can use to clean it up?

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Sarah
2 years ago

Hi there!! Cute pup? You can always use a warm washcloth or paper towel to wipe it off. But if you think it is different from what you usually see at all, I would get to the vet and make sure it isn’t conjunctivitis, or the start of something worse like upper respiratory.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello! Because the condition is unilateral I think it is more likely to be an irritatant versus infection or allergy. I would keep the eye clean as Sarah mentions above and flush the eye copiously with sterile saline (like you would do if you were trying to flush out a piece of foreign material. Remember to get under the third eyelid by flushing under the inside edge of the eyelid in the inside corner of the eye. If the drainage persists, worsens or gets a yellow/green color or you see rubbing of the eye or squinting you should see your… Read more »

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Mike Galvin | 2 years ago
Dog’s Eyes Red And Has Discharge

Dog’s eyes red and has discharge

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Please see your vet ASAP. I always tell people that eyes have the unique quality of getting really bad really fast, and if treated early enough, they can get really good really fast too. Please see your vet as soon as possible. I don’t know if this is infection, allergies, eyelid irregularity. Etc. There are a huge number of things that can cause redness to the eyes. Some can even jeoprodize vision.

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Colleen Goldsmith | 2 years ago
I Am So Devastated After Losing My 9 Year Old Bunny. I Hope Someone…

I am so devastated after losing my 9 year old bunny.
I hope someone can help me to find out exactly what caused his death. I took him to the vet on 20/04/2018 because he had a slight sneeze and was shaking his head and pointing his chin upward as if to breathe better. I was told he had an allergy. On the 09/05/2018 (19 days later ) I took him him back as he still had the slight sneeze, shaking of the head and this time had a weepy eye. After a check over I was told he was fine still just an allergy as their was no thick discharge from his nose. On the 10/05/2018 he started with very small stools and by the evening it had developed into GI Stasis. (We have had a lot of noise next door with builders so I put the Stasis down to stress). He had a very loud, noisy tummy that night. I gave him Clopamon to keep his appetite going. Took some droppings to the vet the following day so she could see the size and she gave him Metcam pain medication. Saw her again the next day, his tummy still had noises but he seemed a bit better he was given another Metcam injection. She said she was giving me Cortisone ‘ as a last resort’ as hopefully it would sort out the sneeze. I only gave him 1 Cortisone tablet and stopped because I have heard that Cortisone is not good and also because she told me she was reluctant to give it to him. She told me to return in a week but she was still adamant it was just an allergy. I got him through the GI Stasis very quickly, he never stopped eating although the stools took a few days to return to normal. I also syringed him Critical Care and extra water and gave tons of love.
I kept him on the bed for a while each night to monitor him until he wanted to go back to his room. Up until I took him back to her, he was hoping around the house and outside, very active. All the symptoms seemed to have cleared and things were back to normal. The vet then left for holiday for 3 weeks holiday. The slight sneeze did return and I noticed when he hopped a bit he would stop to give a slight sneeze. The next week he was fine. I did not take him outside as much as I had an eye op, but he still hoped around on our big verandah. He was eating and drinking fine. On the Saturday afternoon we went out for a drive and took him with as he loved going in the car. He sat on my lap, was not restless at all. I did not hear any noises indicating anything was wrong. He was fine that evening. I kept him on the bed for a couple of hours, but all of a sudden he jumped up and peed all over, almost as if he got a pain. My husband took him through to his sandbox. After putting clean sheets on the bed, I fetched him so I could monitor him. After a while his eyes started watering profusely and he kept pushing his face into my hand. He then wet a little again, so I went to put him back on the sandbox. I thought I would leave him awhile to finish his business. Unfortunately I dozed off for a couple of hours. When I woke up and went through to fetch him he was curled up dead on his blanket. This was the 27/05/2018. I feel so guilty that I dozed off. I have checked online and sure he had some kind of upper respiratory problem. Rabbits are inclined to hide illnesses. The vet never ever took an X-Ray or blood test obviously because she believed it was an allergy. Has any other bunny lover had a similar experience. I hope I can get an answer. I am devasted and need some kind of closure. Thank you.
Colleen

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Sarah
2 years ago

I’m so sorry for you loss.

Laura
2 years ago

So, I’m not a vet…but I know untreated UTIs can be deadly in particularly fragile animals. My experience is in reptiles, and I have lost a few snakes to UTIs after pulling them from homes which neglected their illnesses. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Melanie Erickson | 3 years ago
My 15 Year Old Cat’s Health Is Declining And The 3 Different Vets That Have…

My 15 year old cat’s health is declining and the 3 different vets that have seen her over the past few months can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong with her. It started with a limp in her leg, then sores on her foot on that leg, and now the whole inside of that leg is missing hair. She was given prednisone and is walking normally again but now she’s also drooling and has yellow discharge from her eyes along with weight loss. She was given more daily prednisone and a convenia injection about a week ago and her symptoms aren’t really improving. Has anyone else seen anything like this and successfully treated it? What was the treatment so I can discuss this with the veterinarian?

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Have any of the vetsdone any diagnostics? Like bloodwork, radiographs, etc? It sounds like you are trying treatment options without success and not trying to get to the diagnosis? Although I am a proponent of trying treatment options in the hopes of saving time and money in cases like these it is sometimes necessary to try to get a diagnosis so that your chance of resolution is much better. Perhaps at this point it is time for a referral to a specialist? Either a feline specialist or a dermatologist?

Shiria Seelenlicht
2 years ago

I agree with Krista here, what Diagnostics were done so far?
Did they take samples of the skin to determine what the cause is? Were bloodworks done? x-ray for the limping?
Maybe take a sample of the exe discharge too, to see if and what bacteria are causing that, as it’s not neccesarily caused by the same that cause her other skin problems. Drooling and yellow eye discharge can be a sign of cat flu.
I’d definitly do some more diagnostics or as Krista said try a specialist.

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Cindy H | 3 years ago
What’s Wrong With Our Cat? Is She In Pain? What Can We Do To Help…

What’s wrong with our cat? Is she in pain? What can we do to help? We’ve gone to the vet twice and she said our cat has glucoma and a tumor and the only thing we can do is put her down because she’s 16. Recently her eye started releasing discharge (watery) and smelling very rotten.

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Shiria Seelenlicht
2 years ago

Yes, she definitly is in pain. An eye like that hurts terribly. I’m not a vet, but I would say that eye needs to be removed. But you also mention a tumor – so if there is a tumour behind that eye, that can’t be removed or she is not healthy enough to survive surgery, then yes poutting her down is the right choice. If you don’t trust your vet with his/her opinion go and ask a second vet. A second opinion never hurts. That eye must hurt terribly – the rotten smell and discharge are a sign of infection.… Read more »

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2 years ago

I would find another vet, and fast. Your cat is suffering but I find it hard to believe the eye cannot be removed.

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SUSAN SIRICO | 3 years ago
Need Advice – My Poor GSD Has Been Thru The Ringer These Past Few Months. First…

Need advice – my poor GSD has been thru the ringer these past few months.
First vestibular, then fleas! – then what looked like dog flu, runny eyes, warm, runny nose… skin infection.. discharge from eyes (like she’s crying) and now sores under both eyes, being washed with warm cotton ball, dried and cream applied with cortisone with anti itch stuff.

has been in Cipro prescribed by vet, for at least 25 plus days (3rd refill) 2 treatments of steroids (vet prescribed)

and NOW, horrible Ear infection/mites, its Jan 1st, Im waiting until Jan 2nd to get her in the vets, BUT is there anything I can do to make her more comfortable? There must be something?

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Sarah
3 years ago

Good morning. I’m sorry to hear about your pup. I think that all of the concerns which you have voiced here, should also be brought up at your vet visit, even if you’ve already asked. Seeing as you’re still trying to find out what is happening and how best to treat it, it can’t hurt to double check. If it’s possible, perhaps you could put a call in to your vet? Maybe they can squeeze you in early as possible, or suggest something else to do in the mean time since they are familiar with this case? It sounds like… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
No Tylenol please! I think that you just have to wait. There aren’t too many options if you are on a steroid. All would be prescription and/vet exclusive. The ER is the only place to get them. I also have never seen a dog on three flea preventatives. So I’m not sure about them either. I’ve also never seen fleas cause his many issues in an older dog. Sounds like something else is going on. I suggest asking for a specialist referral.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, I’m sorry to hear about your pup. I’m also sorry to say that we can’t provide advice on prescribing anything because we don’t know your dog and don’t want to jeoprodize your current or future treatment plan or options. Maybe there is something that has been given to you already that you can use until tomorrow? Did they give you any pain meds or shampoos to try? Your only good option is to go to the ER or see your vet first thing tomorrow. I hope things work out. I have to say that I always worry about immune… Read more »

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Kristin LeHew | 3 years ago
4 Year Old Male Boxer. Red Eye, Swollen, Drooping With White Discharge. He Is Squinting…

4 year old male boxer. Red eye, swollen, drooping with white discharge. He is squinting, rapidly blinking and pawing at the eye. Conjunctivitis? Cherry eye?

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Sarah
3 years ago

It could be either of your suggestions, or something more. Any chance he scratched the eye? I don’t wait when it comes to eyes. I would call the vet ASAP today/this morning and get him in to be seen. Until then, I would try to keep him from pawing at it, possibly making it worse. I hope he’s ok.

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3 years ago

I agree with Sarah – don’t wait when it comes to eye issues. It could be nothing, or it could be something that needs immediate attention. Better to err on the side of caution and get the dog to the vet today.

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DanYelle Watkins | 3 years ago
My Puppy Has Swollen Eyes And Discharge Coming Out Of Both What Do I Do…

My puppy has swollen eyes and discharge coming out of both what do i do? Her eyes aren’t red and she can still open them just fine but I’m very very worried!

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Julie Brader
3 years ago

Hello, your puppy needs to see a Vet today. We can’t tell much from a photo but I can see how swollen and sore her eyes are. She really should have seen a Vet before her eyes got this severe. Please take her. Don’t take any risks with her eyesight.

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3 years ago

Yes, consider this an emergency. Get to the vet today.

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Lydia C | 4 years ago
My 11 Years Old Dog Just Had Pyometra Surgery On May 3rd, Stayed In The…

My 11 years old dog just had pyometra surgery on May 3rd, stayed in the clinic and got discharged on 6th. When she got home she still oozing out fluids from her stitches and the doc said I only need to clean it up and try to push the skin a bit to let the fluids out, also we got an ointment to be applied on the stitches to make it faster to dry. But just yesterday (9th) we kinda discovered that there’s another fluid came out from her vagina as well, I asked the vet and he didn’t say anything, I just googled and found out it’s probably a remains from the post-op pyometra. I’m just unsure why there’s still vaginal discharge eventhough it’s already 7 days post-op? for the first day she came home, we didn’t know that it’s very forbidden that her to not lick her wounds, but it happened already and now her stitches are still wet (we clean it up continuosly, sometimes let her wearing a towel wrapped on her body).
*My concern is: * She still doesn’t want to eat, at all. She was already losing appetite around 7-10 days before surgery, but at that time we thought it’s because of her heat so we only gave her vitamins and keep force-feeding her with baby’s porridge. After surgery until now (7 days post-op), she doesn;t want to eat, and literally becomes lazier and doesn’t want to do anything other than sleeping the whole day. Sometimes she would get up to pee but that’s just it. She also had difficulties to poo, I’m not sure is it because she barely eat or what… she only ate a very small bowl of porridge that we force-fed her.
Expression wise she looks pretty healthy, I feel like her eyes are ‘alive’ and generally pretty happy. She’s still sometimes responding to us by wagging her tail, or barking when a stranger came into our house. But she’s lazy in general. I wouldn’t say ‘weak’, because her eyes are just bright. Sometimes she also breathes weirdly, there’s a weird noise as if there’s something in her nose. But there are times she doesn’t make a sound o_O it happens especially when she’s sleeping peacefully.
I really don’t know what to do, I have a very difficult time to bring her to the vet because we don’t have a car and this is a big dog. None of the vets are willing to pick up either. Please let me know what should I do…. thank you.
Attachment: The reddish color in her stitches are not blood, it’s the ointment the doc gave us. The fluids looks a lot in the photo, but it’s because it’s been left to sleep all night and this morning we opened the towel to clean it up, so I took the photo first. I meant to show you the most fluids, because on average since we clean it up and also there’s a towel, so it’s not flooding like waterfall.

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

pyometras happen because people don’t spay their dogs. I think she needs to see a vet asap.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
Please go back to the vet. Or seek a second opinion. I really expect her to be feeling better by now. I hope they do an exam, bloodwork to look at her CBC and admit her for fluids and antibiotics. That’s a rough idea of where I would start. I also think an X-ray to make sure there isn’t any free abdominal fluid is a good idea. I really hope she is ok. Let me know what happens please.