trying to breed
My female Yorkie is slightly bigger than my male. She is in heat and has been for a week. She allows him to mount her but he is missing the mark if you know what I mean. Does this mean she is not quite ready and will find a way to match up in a day or two or is the size difference preventing it. She really seems bored with the whole thing. Help I am brand new to this.
Toots vs Scooter
We saved a Tuxedo kitten just over a year ago her name is scooter. We, of course, have three other jealous cats. They range Maverick, 17 yrs old, Toots 8 yrs old, Smoke 8 yrs and Scooter 1yr and 2 months.
All the cats except Toots get along fine with Scooter. We are having trouble with Scooter. You just mention toots name and she heads for under the couch. At first we kept them apart and gradually let them meet mainly by smelling where the other had been and just followed the plan of how to help them accept one another. One day Toots got out of the room and a fight happened we immediately intervened and I believe Scooter has never gotten over it. We have noticed lately Toots doesn't pay much attention to Scooter but when Scooter takes off running for cover Toots goes after her. We have put them on the screen porch together Scooter does the submission and they don't fight now. Well, once, I just sprayed water and put Toots in the room. I just want to know how to calm Scooter down and is there something I can give her. I don't want to keep them in a closed room any longer even though we rotate them. I have been leaving the door opened more but Scooter is about too big to hide under the couch....If you have any ideas all will be appreciated.
Just adding my Babies that have past away....Tutti, passed away nine years ago she lacked two weeks being 21 years old. Dobber, past away a eight months ago she was 18 and 1/2 years old so we love our furry babies.
Seizure like symptoms, please read...
12 year old cat having fits of biting at her back area. She will flop around on the floor biting at self and she will urinate some. Does not stiffen up like a seizure, but can't be handled while it's happening. Usually last from 30 secs to a min, and happens several times a day. Please tell me what this might be?
Dog OCD about food
Does anyone have any tips for handling a dog that is obsessed with food? My dog is constantly in food mode, no matter where he is. If he is outside, he is eating what ever he can, and when ever food is around, he cant focus on anything else. Any thoughts on how I can try an break this habit?
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Feline Stomatitis Study
The Dentistry Service of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital is currently recruiting cats with oral stomatitis for a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new drug when injected into oral lesions. Knowledge gained from this study may provide an advancement in the treatment of feline stomatitis, and possibly similar conditions seen in humans. We are seeking ten cats with bilateral caudal stomatitis to be enrolled as a pilot to evaluate the potential for future studies.
Feline stomatitis is a poorly understood inflammatory disease of the oral mucosal linings which causes pain and suffering in domestic cats. Symptoms of oral pain include decreased appetite, vocalizing when eating, yawning or opening the mouth, and drooling. Severe chronic inflammation is seen in the gums and adjacent soft tissues around the teeth and in the back of the mouth, making it difficult to chew and swallow. Full-mouth extraction is currently the treatment of choice, which does provide significant benefit in approximately 80% of affected cats. However, approximately 20% of cats that underwent surgical extractions have continued inflammation and pain.
must be deemed to be otherwise healthy based on physical
examination and blood work.
must be previously diagnosed with bilateral caudal mucositis which has been unresponsive to other treatments, including full-mouth (or nearly full-mouth)
Enrollment will finish May 15, 2012 or when 10 cats have been enrolled.
you are interested in enrolling a patient for this study, or would like more information, please contact the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center at 215-573-0302 or email@example.com
Hi, I have 2 female cats ages 2 and 4, and one male cat who is about to turn 12. My concern is with the girls. My boyfriend and I moved in together almost a year ago. I already owned Simon and Sophia and he owned Haylee. Simon is not the issue because he is the most layed back cat you will ever meet. Haylee was very neglected as a kitten and saved by my boyfriend. Sophia is feisty and likes things to be her way. We took our time and did everything we could to introduce them gradually. We used Feliway and it seemed to have an adverse effect on Sophia. We kept each in a different room and used blankets and toys to exchange each other's scent. We had them play on either side of the door and rewarded with treats. We let each cat have a chance to roam the remainder of the house on their own. We opened the door just a little to let them start peeking at each other. Finally, we let them have free rein of the house. However, we are not so pleased with the relationship they currently have, stalking each other, hissing and growling, sneaking up on each other. Things improved but are not great. Haylee is also trying to adjust to having me. Her abuser was a female so she is apprehensive but we are getting their. I just feel bad that I can't show her the same affection as I do Simon and Sophia...maybe that plays a part in all of this?
trapping a cat that will not be fooled by traps.
This has been going on one month. My tenant died and her cat is hiding in a very inaccesable spot. She found a hole in a closet and now hides in the frame work of the upstairs apt. Trapping her with food, in a humain trap has been a complete failure. She has been existing on only the small pieces of food I leave to tempt her to the food in the trap release. She never goes near it. I have three traps. I do leave out water. She uses her litter box in the middle of the night so I do know she is alive. Please help. I have pulled out all the walls that would give me access to her but no luck. If she dies she is going to die where I can't get to her. What else do I do???? I am a cat lover with five cats of my own. This has me in tears.
Prostate cancer in dogs
Hello!My 15 year poodle has prostate cancer and has been on treatement for almost a year.As of now he can,t move its tail for urination and poop.Is there any prostetueses to help hold tail up?Thanqs
What Breeds is Caty?
Caty is from the dog rescue I volunteer with. It's really bothering me that we don't have the slightest idea of what breeds Caty is to tell potential adopters. I recently started thinking she might be a Pit Bull Terrier/Lab mix, but something for those two breeds is NOT lining up. She has to have something else too. Border Collie? I don't know :P
When Caty first came to us, she weighed a healthy 35 lbs. She's been in a couple foster homes and each time she has gained a couple pounds. She just came back from a foster home (they had her for about 3 months) and she has gained at least 15 lbs. Caty now weighs a hefty 60 lbs for such a small statured dog. Definitely needs to lose some weight now that she's back in our director's hands.
Caty is approximately 7 years old. She has a very short glossy brown and white coat. Her tail is like a hook and she has a long nose. Her body is compact and square in proportion. She has a deep chest and high set rose ears. Her bark is kind of raspy and high pitched. She is very mellow and very smart. She is also very athletic. She is really sweet and sensitive and attaches to her people really quick. She's great with other dogs and kids. She likes to chase cats.
What breeds do you think Caty has in her?
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