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Teresa | 6 months ago
Cat Unable To Eat Due To Esophagus Constricted

Attached below I have x-rays of my 12 year old cat. He has been having problems eating and breathing for a while. I thought that it was nasal polyps, but Dr. Krista told me that that was most likely not the case. The x-rays taken at his regular vet below show that he has something pinching in the middle of his esophagus. He can only eat a couple licks of watered down food, then walks away with a pained look in his face. I’m asking if anyone has ever had this situation with any other pets before. I will be scheduling an ultrasound at Jarrettsville vet ASAP in order to find out if there is anything that can be done to alleviate his struggling to breathe and eat. We are using transdermal prednisone to help with any inflammation. Also, his recent bloodwork has been great except for his glucose being a little high.

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Krista Magnifico
6 months ago

Hello,
I am not sure if you are already a client of jvc. Please call the clinic and ask for an appointment. We can discuss future diagnostics from there. I wish you the best of luck

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STEVEN MAYS | 10 months ago
My Miniature Schnauzer Has A Double Ear Infection .

My miniature Schnauzer has a double ear infection .

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Krista Magnifico
9 months ago

Hello,
Please see a veterinarian for assistance in helping treat it.

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shyla | 10 months ago
My Cat Is Maybe 1 1\2 – 2 Ish Years Old. She Is Not Fixed But She Has Always …

my cat is maybe 1 1\2 – 2 ish years old. she is not fixed but she has always been very healthy and active and very into food and snacks. i couldnt find her for dinner time and thought maybe she was just sleeping somewhere hard, when she finally came out she did not seem interested in me making her food, i showed her the can and she slowly walked into the kitchen, no meowing or jumping on the table as usual. when i put her food down she sniffed it and walked away. since then she has been laying down, she has an odd expression on her face that seems very blank. her stomach seems to hurt as she stayed hunched over when she stands or moves and growled when i was trying to feel it. when she does stand or move she does it very slowly and as if she doesnt have enough strength to do so. she tried to stretch once and her back leg only shook a little, she tried to get up and move and meowed in pain. every now and then her ears seem very warm. she has recently had her first hairball from her new sister cat that has long hair. she has eaten the same dry food and about a quarter of a can of wet food at night and in the morning. shes not eating or drinking and she has not vommited since a hairball the other day or had diarhrrea.

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Laura
9 months ago

Honestly, this sounds like a vet visit needs to happen immediately.

Sarah
9 months ago

I agree with Laura. This sounds like you need to get her seen right away. Anytime appetite vanished and lethargy sets in, I consider it an emergency.

Gloria
9 months ago

This is an emergency. I hope you have taken her to the vet ASAP!

Laura
9 months ago

Hi Shyla, it’s been a few days. What did the vet say?

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Sarah | 1 year ago
Good Morning Pawbly Friends- I Have A Corn Cob Question… Thursday (a Week Ago) Rontu Threw …

Good Morning Pawbly friends-
I have a corn cob question… Thursday (a week ago) Rontu threw up a bunch of grass and a white blob. We could not figure out what the heck it was, or where he got it from. He was fine- running, playing, pooping. I always check their poo schedule and make sure it looks normal- sorry I’m weird. Anyway, Friday evening on our walk he pooped and I swear it had a chunk (pretty sizeable) of corn cob in it. We do not eat corn, so I have no idea when or how he got into corn. Especially this time of year when none of the fields around us are growing yet. Then again on Saturday morning on our long walk around 11, he passed another, much smaller chunk of cob. He had already done a normal poo at our early morning walk. He has been acting normal ever since. My original “plan” with all of this covid going on was to watch him closely and see if he passed it, which he seems to have. He is having normal bathroom and has been eating and drinking normally- so I thought we dodged that bullet. But every so often, he is slow to get up- and his back legs quiver. After he has a poo, it stops and he is running and playing and having a ball. It happened this morning and Monday morning. So my question is, does this warrant a trip to the vet? I hate to bother everyone during this hard time. And could it be related to the corn cob somehow? Sorry for the long post.

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello! i have to start at the most concerning part of your question: who doesnt eat corn? its not the checking the poo that makes you weird.. its the corn, 😉 I think that your plan,, even amongst the COVID stuff is perfect! Just watch closely. Corn cobs are most concerning with respect to obstruction. Obstruction causes anorexia, vomiting, lethargy. I am not sure if the leg issues are related. Based on breed and age I would recommend an x-ray of the hips when we are back up and running normally.. Watch for normal eating, normal activity and normal fecal… Read more »

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Dee Hoeck | 1 year ago
I Have A 10-1/2 That You (Dr. Morgan) Has Seen Over The Years. Lilly Started Sneezing …

I have a 10-1/2 black lab that you (Dr. Morgan) has seen over the years. Lilly started sneezing yesterday and last nite and today she has had a nose bleed. What could be causing this? Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello, There are lots of reasons pets sneeze. Allergies, foreign material inhaled (Like a piece of grass) into the nostrils, infection and even cancer are all possible. In general sneezing or longer than a few days duration causes rupturing of the delicate covering of the nasal turbinates (the internal tissue of the nose). When you over stress this tissue it starts to breakdown and causes bleeding. I use the analogy of blowing your nose for days when you have a head cold and then notice blood in your tissue/Kleenex. If the sneezing persists please call for an exam so we… Read more »

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1 year ago
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You’re welcome! Be safe.

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Leslie | 1 year ago
Our 9 Y.o. English Bulldog, Max, Is Experiencing A Very Itchy Face Only On The Right …

Our 9 y.o. English Bulldog, Max, is experiencing a very itchy face only on the right side. He will scratch daily and it sometimes becomes raw. We have moved to Colorado, but have not established a veterinarian here yet. With COVID-19, I do not want to take him out to the vet unless it is the only way to treat this. Is there something I can get online? I have seen great reviews for Coat Defense which, according to reviews, is used successfully for itchy skin on horses, dogs, and cats. Do you have any experience with that product or is there something else that could address both the itchiness and the root of the problem that you might suggest?

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Krista Magnifico
1 year ago

Hello! So. Here is the problem. Your pups itch is probably too severe and deep to allow an otc to work well. Also and this is a big one, it is on the face. So you have to be crazy careful about what you use. I actually have used this product and it works well. But it cannot be near the eyes or mouth. The source is the genetics. Aka the plague of being a bulldog. The answer lies at the vets office. Start there. His history and breed make it important to go earlier than waiting for it to… Read more »

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Lauren | 2 years ago
My 12 1/2 Year Old Miniature Schnauzer Has A Bump On Her Face I Discovered Two Days Ago. …

My 12 1/2 year old miniature schnauzer has a bump on her face I discovered two days ago. The bump was originally pink and matted over by hair. She got a full hair cut about a month ago so the bump wasn’t there before that. We’ve been putting Neosporin on it and a liquid band aid but after cutting more hair from the wound which had scabs over it with the hair, it is red and still fully exposed with a black edge. Not sure what this could be. Is it life threatening or do I need to take her to the vet?

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Sarah
1 year ago

Good morning-
It is so hard to tell from a picture. I think I would call and get an appointment with the vet- it could be something simple, but I would make sure. Best of luck.

Laura
1 year ago

To the vet, for sure. They’ll want to put hands on it to help in diagnosis and cure.

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Julie | 2 years ago
My 8 Year Old Belgian Malinois Had Surgery To Remove Her Salivary Gland On June 11, 2019. It Was …

My 8 year old Belgian Malinois had surgery to remove her salivary gland on June 11, 2019. It was quite an extensive surgery because her salivary gland had ruptured and there were a lot of stones present. I was giving her a bath yesterday feeling in the area where the surgery was and I can feel what I believe is her lymph node or something firm on the side of where the surgery was. Below are pictures of what I am seeing. Could this be lymphoma starting (I lost a dog to that in December) or is it from the surgery. I am so worried! No ER’s where I am at so waiting till tomorrow to take her back in but for now I would like to know ideas on this.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
We can’t diagnose anything via a photo. If your dog is acting normally I think it is safe to wait until you can see your vet tomorrow. And I should add that cancer usually causes bilateral enlargement of the lymph nodes so it this is on one side only and if it’s the same side as the surgery it’s more likely related to that. Let us know what happens. Good luck! Would love to hear more about the salivary gland surgery. Especially for our storylines section would you please add it to that page.

Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. I’m hoping you get into the vet today to hopefully help ease your mind a bit. It is possible it is fluid or a seroma, related to the surgery.

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Marshmallow The Rabbit | 2 years ago
My Bunny’s Breathing And Nose Twitching Is Very Fast. My City Is In The Middle…

My bunny’s breathing and nose twitching is very fast. My city is in the middle of a heatwave and my bunny has recently just been laying on my kitchen tiles. My sister is staying over and she is very loud and has startled my bunny a lot. I tried to have her lay down on an ice pack but she kept trying to EAT the ice pack so I took it away. I put water in a spray and tried spraying her (it was a mist, not that much water came out) but my bunny would take one spray and run away. Her nose is twitching VERY fast and her breathing is crazy. I was wondering if there was a way I could calm her down. Is she doing OK as well? Her coat is not very thick and she is albino. Thank you.

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

hello,
I would be worried about overheating, but stress, pain, and disease are also possible. Its best and safest to head to the vets.

Sarah
2 years ago

Good morning. Is there anyway that you can call your vet right away?

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Chris Strickland | 2 years ago
I Have Two Cats They Were Born Last Year From Different Litters At About…

I have two cats they were born last year from different litters at about the same time and out of about 30 kittens are the only two that have this they both have what I thought was leaking anus but I have a lot of acers and so many cats that it took me a while to actually notice that they also aren’t a third of the size they should be ( and yet as a kitten i named one monster because he was so lg. ) they constantly have feces on their tail and back legs they’re too thin their hair is in bad shape and I noticed today that there fur is falling off there ears. I feed my cats very well as a matter of fact I have to sort of monitor the mall for gaining too much weight except for these two they can’t put weight on it all there undersize it’s horrible so if anybody could please help me with some kind of answer because I cannot afford to go to the vet I owe him money now and can’t pay him. Thank you Chris Strickland

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Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Is there any way you could see a vet for help? I’m sorry but there isn’t enough information here for me to offer much direction. I always worry about internal (intestinal) and external (like fleas or mites) causing the hair loss. But it sounds like they need to be vaccinated and spayed and neutered too. So I think it’s best to ask your vet for some help before I make any guesses based on not having more information about them and their health status. I wish you the best of luck with them.

Krista Magnifico
2 years ago

Hello,
Is there any way you could see a vet for help? I’m sorry but there isn’t enough information here for me to offer much direction. I always worry about internal (intestinal) and external (like fleas or mites) causing the hair loss. But it sounds like they need to be vaccinated and spayed and neutered too. So I think it’s best to ask your vet for some help before I make any guesses based on not having more information about them and their health status. I wish you the best of luck with them.