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gina b | 7 years ago
I Have A Young Cat Who Has Struggled With Severe Gingivitis Since I Got Her…

I have a young cat who has struggled with severe gingivitis since I got her two years ago. It is time to decide about teeth extractions. Is it best to extract them all at once or do this in stages? She currently is fighting sepsis. Help

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Christina Chambreau
6 years ago

Even cats raised on a raw meat diet and not vaccinated have developed stomatitis, though usually it is milder and they do not have to have their teeth removed. Most of us in the holistic community do think the cause, Dr. Krista, is vaccines and commercial diets.  Gina, this will be a long answer because others may want the information. For you specific question, I strongly recommend finding an integrative veterinarian with whom to work. This is a person trained in many different approaches, including using conventional drugs only when absolutely needed. Working with one can increase the chance that your… Read more »

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Adam Wysocki | 7 years ago
My Dog And Cat Play Fight Constantly. Should I Be Worried That It Could Turn…

My dog and cat play fight constantly. Should I be worried that it could turn into more than just play?

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Sarah Klauda | 7 years ago
All Of My Cats Tolerate Each Other Except 2. One Is Declawed And The Other…

All of my cats tolerate each other except 2. One is declawed and the other bullies her although they are separated. When we first got our dog, she broke up the fights but not anymore. The declawed cat is unadoptable for multiple reasons.

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Tammy T. Smelser | 7 years ago
I Have 4 Neutered Indoor Cats. In The Past 6-months My 5 Year Old…

I have 4 neutered indoor cats. In the past 6-months my 5 year old has been being very mean to my 2 1/2 yr old. He chases him, jumps on his back with claws sticking in his sides. He screams and they fight, what could be the cause of this?

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kathy carroll | 8 years ago
Hi, I Have Adopted A 4 Year Old Cat. I Have Some Information But Not…

Hi, I have adopted a 4 year old cat. I have some information but not a lot.She is coming around to us great and very loveable. I have her upstairs off to herself for now.I have 3 dogs who are used to cats but I d not to my knowledge think she has been with dogs. My cats passed away they were all 16 and 17. The dogs have all been raised with cats but I need to slowly introduce the group. Two dogs are seniors and will not care. One is 5 and she is a yorky and she is more interested in everything then the other two. Now if the cat hiss’s which she may my yorky may become a barker at her.She is the worry. Do I slowly take Bella the one I worry about up to my cat Nina? She has already met a stray I have had for 3 years who comes in and goes where he wants and the dogs are great with him. She just stuck her hair up and looked but did not go after the cat. He is such a great cat he will walk away from a fight. Thanks for any help.

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Eleanor Wood
8 years ago

Hi, I would avoid taking Bella up to Nina, as Nina may see this as a threat to her territory and be more likely to react aggressively by hissing. Initially, if Nina is not used to dogs, leave old blankets with Nina that have the dogs’ smell on them. Then, when she is nice and relaxed, bring her down to meet one of the older dogs (even if they’re asleep!). Once she is happy strolling around both the older dogs together, then you can introduce Bella, preferably after Bella has had a long walk and is nice and tired. By… Read more »

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Rosalie K | 9 years ago
Hello – Sometimes My Two Chihuahuas Will Fight With One Another And I Am Unsure…

Hello – Sometimes my two chihuahuas will fight with one another and I am unsure how to handle. For example, I was walking into my house carrying groceries and I heard, before I even walked in the door, the growling and barking. I walked in and my smaller chihuahua had the larger one pinned down. Their was no blood or fur flying, it sounded way worse than what it was. I immediately broke them up, but I was wondering what the best approach in this type of situation would be. I didn’t scold them, but should I have? Do they hate each other? Do they secretly fight when I am not home? So many questions, but my main concern is just making sure I am handling their fighting correctly. Thank you for your help!

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Krista Magnifico
8 years ago

Hello Rosalie, Thanks for your question. It sounds like your two chihuahua’s are arguing about who is in control, and they are not settled with the decision as it stands. Dogs are pack animals and try to establish dominance with the other members in the pack. Sometimes this is a smooth process and sometimes it is not. It sounds like it is going to be something they need to work out. Certainly we don’t want the arguing for status to escalate to fighting and injurying each other. And certainly we don’t want you to get hurt or injured inthe process… Read more »