I found a spot under my male cats left neck area while petting him. He does not seem to be bothered by it but I do see him licking that area. Is this a hot spot? If so, is this something that can be treated over the counter or does this warrant a trip to the vet? I bring him to Jarretsville Vet with Dr. Graf (love you guys!) but if it’s not necessary to bring him on a car ride I would avoid it. Just looking for advice. Thank you so much!
my cat coughs, gags, and has to walk away and take a second to relax and breathe after petting him and he starts purring. His meows are also weird and don’t sound normal and it’s more of just a quiet raspy “ah” sound. He coughs and gags after purring so i try not to pet him for too long but he loves attention and starts purring just by looking at you. He also starts breathing heavy and fast. He constantly has raspy breathing and snores when he sleeps. His vet thinks he may have a polyp does his symptoms sound like a polyp?
We recently got a 5 month old Great Dane. She was in several homes before we got her. She wants nothing to do with us and after 4 days of working with her she refuses to go outside and growls when I come near her, but she continues to lay down. She will not take treats from me either. I want to try to make this work but don’t know how to gain her trust. I’ve tried setting and talking to her.. ignoring her… positive reinforcement.. petting her when she comes up to me but all she wants to do tonight is lay there and growl at me. I would love some help and don’t think I can wait to get a trainer to come.
Our 12 year old tabby is very sick. On Sunday, when petting her, I noticed that she seemed like she’d lost weight (she’s very small to begin with). On Monday she didn’t seem to be eating much, on Tuesday she was breathing heavily and sleeping in odd places. Today she was walking funny, we took her to our vet who gave her an X-ray and told us that she has fluid around her lungs and diagnosed her with lymphoma. She gave her a shot of steroids and said that if, within 24 hours, there was an improvement, then the cancer may be treatable with steroids. The vet told us that she had a 50/50 chance. After coming home and doing some research, I don’t think this is true. I don’t want my kitty to suffer and wondering if I should seek a second opinion.
I just read a post on a dog forum I’m in regarding doing titer testing before giving vaccinations to find out if they are really needed and that over vaccinating can be bad for our pets especially smaller pets. Should I discuss this with my vet before getting vaccines for my almost 9 yr old small breed dog? I thought I was doing the best thing for my pet…I just don’t know what to believe anymore.
So we stumbled upon a 2 yr old puggle who was going to be surrender to the Humane Society. We were told that she is being treated for a UTI but was very healthy. The owners were keeping her in a cage for 12-15 hrs which would definitely cause the UTI. So we asked around and found a family member in NY that was willing to take her. Long story short, we took her to NY and got her a check up. She doesn’t only have a UTI but also a huge stone in her bladder which needs to be removed surgically. My mother in law cannot afford this surgery being on a fixed income. Being the owner of 5 of my own pets, I cannot afford it either. But we don’t want this sweet dog going back to the owner or shelter. Can you recommend somewhere that would consider doing pro-bono or discounted work for rescue pets? We plan on bringing her back to Maryland tonight.
My polish lowland sheep dog has had Cushings disease for past 2 years. He is on trilostane .25ml once per day. About 3 weeks ago he was diagnosed with diabetes. He is on 6 units of insulin
2x per day. The problem is he must eat in order to take the insulin and he is not hungry. We have tried everything. I didn’t give him the trilostane this morning and was able to get him to eat some chicken. Then I gave him the insulin. Suggestions?
Also, what about a pet cpd oil?
I think my cat has a urinary tract infection. I took him to a vet the other day. They took a urine sample and gave me some medicing to help ease his pain while the urine was being tested. I’m waiting to hear back from them. Do you know of a place where pet care is cheap or free in Chicago? If he needs the surgery, I cannot afford the high cost.
I have some positive experience using homeopathy on pets so a friend brought over a hedgehog that had gotten a hair caught around two back legs causing gangrene. One foot had already come off and the leg looks clean. The other foot is still there but swollen up to the knee with brown gangrenous skin. I am using homeopathic remedies which have cured gangrene and saved people from amputation before but I’m afraid of the gangrene spreading and wondering if it would be best to take the hedgehog in and have the leg amputated.
What is the best thing to give my active little chewers to naw on? I was told by a breeder to give they bully sticks, but I’d prefer to know your thoughts since you take care of my babies. Piper chews a lot and Willoughby loves the distraction. With the new food you gave us his itchiness is much less, he being more social and is welcoming belly rubs and petting him because it doesn’t drive him crazy to be touched. So much improved. But I would like to buy them something to chew on based on your recommendation.
Kristie, Piper, Hope, Willoughby and Wrenley