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Can anyone guide me through the stages where 12 year old wire haired fox terrier has lost back legs now is losing control of front. He is incontinent. Freddie has an eddies wheels cart but that doesn't seem to be helping right now. Can anyone share with me what to do to help my dog. He has had the disease for over 3 years.

I have a 5 year old husky-lab mix named Sammie. She's a gorgeous dog but has her fair share of health problems. Recently I noticed her losing a spot of hair above her tail and on the skin, sores have developed. The sores are red and she will occasionally gnaw at them to relieve itching. Through research I believe it to be mange, possibly demodedic, but I want to be sure. I'd just take her to the vet but money is really tight right now and I'm looking for a way to possibly diagnose and treat her myself. I have decent pictures of the spot. Anyone who could lend some insight would be much appreciated. Thank you!

I have a 9 month old Samoyed who is typically very good when it comes to bed time. She sleeps in our room with the door closed so that she can't roam in the house but is no longer confined to her crate...but it is still in the room if she chooses to go into it.
Last week there was a severe storm and the power went out for the night and there were fairly high winds with items blowing around but no thunder. She was quite afraid that night sleeping and had a hard time settling down. I put her in her crate and she was able to settle down and go to sleep. For the next 4-5 nights we had no problem with her sleeping. But the suddenly she has developed a problem where she doesn't want to sleep in our room and constantly goes to the door and tries to dig to get out and jump up on the door to try to escape. She will eventually settle down but if there is any little noise she will be up again at the door.
I am not sure if this is related to the she seemed fine for some nights after this. But I can't get any sleep with her at the door trying to get out all night. Has anyone heard of a similar situation? Is there anything that I should be doing? I'd like to address the problem before it continues for too long.
Any advice would be helpful.



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Hi there - I am new to posting on forums so I hope I haven't posted this twice.  I have a 3 year old small active happy mixed-breed dog.  She has longish floppy ears.  She seems healthy and loves to play. However, on occasion when I am petting her head or playing with her ears she will yelp in pain and run away.  She shows no sign of ear infection (ear odor, hot ear, head shaking, ear scratching etc) - and her outer ear shows no sign of injury (cuts, lumps, scratches etc). 
Any ideas what this could be?

First, a little background on my kitten.
Her name is Lily and I adopted her in May. When I adopted her she had an upper respiratory infection that we tried repetitively to treat, yet to this day she still has a bit of a stuffy nose and sneezes every now and then.
As of earlier this week, her bottom lip swelled up very large, and looked red and painful. I watched it, and it went down, only to see that as of yesterday her upper lip has swollen now and looks even worse than her bottom lip did. She also, in the past few months, has had the pads on two of her paws do something similar, but I just assumed that she had been messing with a bug of some type and got stung.
I am very concerned, as I also adopted a litter mate of hers, who passed away about a week after we got her from what was later determined to be fading kitten syndrome. I'm terrified that it could be something genetic, although her litter mate never had the swollen lips or pads. 
She seems happy and energetic, and is still eating and drinking like regular. Please help me! I want to take her to the vet but it is not possible at this time due to finances. I'm just worried about my little baby :(



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My dog got cut running through the woods 3 days ago. Small cut, seemed nothing to worry about. Last night he was trying to bite at it so we took a closer look and a WORM came out of the wound!!!!

It looked like an earthworm...3 1/2" long and brown in color.
Roger's acting fine. Appetite's good, stool's normal.
Calling vet first thing in the morning, but for now, has anyone ever heard of anything like that before?



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My 18 year old cat has bad teeth.  They can't put him under anethestic as he has a major heart murmur and some other problems.  Is there anything I can use on his teeth to help aleviate some of the tartar and maybe a little pain.  None of his teeth look like they are rotten, but there is some red on the gumline on 2 of his teeth.  The vet gave me something like orajel and it seemed to work a bit.  I just wondered if there was something else out there besides that.




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I've recently put together an IPhone Dog First Aid App to help people know when they Really need to take their pet to the veterinarian and how to keep them in the best shape possible while travelling there.  

The need came to my attention because I was noticing a theme of people calling me on emergency when they could have had a, now life threatening, problem dealt with before it became a major concern.  

You can find more about the App at  

Have you also found the need for an easy to move around first aid tool?
What would that tool need in order for it to be the only first aid tool that you'll ever need?
I would love some feedback as we are constantly looking for ways to improve how we help others help their best friends.

Does anybody knows what is the procedure to spay a female cat?


he is having a bend on leg. on the course of blood test it is seen that calcium 10.5 mg. phosphorus 8 mg.  as advised by doctor taken 5 no. of injection taken on week wise ( vitamin D3).  now it is seen the same level 8 mg.  what is the treatment for decreasing the  phosphorus level

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