I just recently changed my 14 month old cat’s dry food but she hasn’t been eating as she used to. Then yesterday i saw there was smear in her bottom and it was brownish orangy i was not sure if there’s blood. Her poops are formed and brown though as usual. This morning poop is the same. But this afternoon she was on my lap and checked her bottom and a small dot of water came out. I wonder if she has diarrhea. She’s been having brownish discharge for about two weeks now too. Also, she’s been shedding since two months ago not sure if thats normal when cat age. What could be wrong? She doesn’t look sick.
My cat has been scratching her neck and behind her ears lately (which is normal), but when i watched her do it, today, clumps of her hair came out. I looked at her fur and noticed a couple kinda bold spots. Her skin isn’t red or anything, you can just see her skin more. I am wondering if this is just a shedding thing or if something else is wrong. I live in Illinois so weather is pretty average, and my cat is an indoor cat. She has been throwing up a lot lately, but i think thats just because she eats so fast. She also is allergic to some food. The vet said she is allergic to the protein in some types of meat, she will get red spots on her face and ears but after trying a couple types of food i think the rash is mostly gone. I really hope this is a normal thing but i am not sure. The bold spots keep getting worse with every scratch. What should i do?
I Have a leopard gecko I got from a science teacher she has been my pal ever since. I usually feed her about 25 crickets every two weeks and change her water everyday. I also have a heating pad for her.Here lately she hasn’t been eating, in a matter of fact, she has not been eating in 3 months. her tail is starting to shrink.I’ve given her pedi-lite baths, I’ve tried to feed her worms instead she ate them for a while then stopped eating those too.Today she started to shed witch for her that’s odd she never sheds. I’m so worried about her I adore my Elizardbeth please help if you have any advice. I would take her to a vet but there is not a vet around for reptiles.
My dog Mocha, is three years old. Recently, I’ve noticed that small patches of her fur were missing. I was hoping she was probably shedding. I was wondering what could I do to prevent it?
My snake won’t shed the tip of his tail.
It’s been 3 days since he fully shed his body, EXCEPT his tail. A tiny patch of his unshed skin is just hanging on. I tried trying to take it off with my fingers (gently, of course) and it won’t come off at all. It’s clearly firmly attached. I’ve given him moss and hard rocks so he can rub on them and raised the humidity a bit but nothing works. I’m getting worried, is this normal? He’s been with us for 3 months, since he was a baby, and he’s never had this problem before.
EXTRA INFORMATION: His/Her name is Pipit, and we believe he’s a male, but has yet to be confirmed by a professional. He’s around 4 months old, and is a corn snake. Any insight is helpful, and feel free to ask questions!
My 8-year old Shiba Inu had her last good eye enucleated this March (after beginning a battle with glaucoma that took her other eye last March). The recovery from the first enucleation was perfect–but this time around, she developed a seroma. We had it drained via syringe in April after we realized that the eye “bulge” wasn’t the prosthetic eye but, rather, the fluid. Dog had also been screaming and pawing at her eye (more like rubbing alongside it, not directly clawing the site with her nails). The drain revealed it was infected, so she took antibiotics. Then the seroma came back again a few weeks later with my dog screaming and pawing at her eye. Had it drained again; wasn’t infected this time. Then she started screaming/pawing again a few weeks later once more, and we repeated the draining process for a third time. She’s been excellent since then–with the site looking more “sunken” like it’s supposed to (and not swollen). Until yesterday, when she started screaming/pawing again. My dog has now had this problem for four months, and today she screamed/pawed off and on ALL DAY. My vet suggested that I consult with the opthamologist who performed the enucleation about doing a possible debridement procedure, which I am tomorrow. However, I wanted to get other opinions on this before I/as I speak with them. How can we tell whether it’s a stubborn seroma that we perhaps never should have drained versus an issue where a surgeon left something behind in there, especially given that it’s not infected any more? Are there scans (e.g., ultrasound) that can be done to shed some light on this without going under the knife to see what’s up, or is that the only way? Money’s not an issue; just worried about pup doing surgery again given her age. Thank you!
What is the best way to deal with a kitty/ cat who won’t let you brush under her stomach . I’ve tried giving her treats but she just won’t let me and it’s so hairy under there she sheds a lot from that area and I think cat dander gets to me plus she is always scratching any advice ??? Please !!! I’m frustrated I’m a dog person to be honest I have never had a cat.
My dog has recently witnessed the death of my other dog that she had been raised with. A larger dog broke my gate from the outside when I had let my dogs into the backyard to use the bathroom, which allowed my smaller dog to get out. The larger dog then mauled and killed my small dog. My surviving dog had marks on her collar bone and there was fur stuck in the wood of the broken gate, as well as all the dirt in the area being torn up, leading me to believe that she was pressed between the space in the fence trying to get out and to my smaller dog when all of this happened. I fully believe she saw everything and I have no idea how to help her. It has been three days and she has not eaten, not drank water, she is shedding horribly, very little sleep, and she freaks out when she can’t immediately find me or my two girls in the house. I just want to be able to help her however I can without rewarding her anxiety. Any advice would be very appreciated.
What would cause a cat to never clean himself. He looks awful & is getting matted clumps of hair. He will not let me brush or comb him. His fur is dull & sheds all year, i know this isn’t normal. Can anyone help me figure this out please..?
My cat just recently lost her kittens when they ran away on the Fourth of July. Now she’s hardly eating and she’s shedding massive amounts of fur. She’s not taking good care of herself and seems lost all the time. Is there anything I can do?