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Bob123

In Cats

My cat has a throw up problem.  Not hairballs.  Liquid and food.  I'm getting quite tired of cleaning this up and I am considering getting rid of the cat.  This occurs maybe once a month.  

Short of that, what could be causing this ?

Male 2 year old cat.

A friend of mine has a cat that was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure.  This disease is terrible and can eventually kill a cat.  There are treatment options, but they all mainly help to manage the cat's remaining years, and do not cure or undo the damage caused by the disease.

There is however a new operation where the cat's can receive healthy new kidneys through a transplant procedure.  They say its about 80% effective, meaning the cat is all better, but its costs $5,000.00.

How much would people be willing to pay to save their cats life?

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ktron68

In Dogs

My boxer was lethargic a few days ago, looked almost depressed, head hung low and hid under the table (Not typical behavior).  The next day, he started bumping into the walls and furniture and had a seizure lasting about 1 minute.  He looked like he lost equibrium and didn't have control of his limbs for a few hours afterwards.  We took him to the vet who gave him a shot of something, took blood and gave us Phenabarbitol.

The blood test came back showing he has elevated white blood cellsm indicating an infection of some sort and they prescribed antibiotics.  Aparently everything else they tested for was normal..

My issue is - the vet didn't examine my dog, didn't check his temperature, check his ears for an infection (I'm thinking loss of balance may indicate an inner ear issue) - nothing.  Just doped him up and says he "probably" has epilepy.   I have read that a high fever can cause seizures.  My dog has been on the antibiotics for a day or so now and is looking much better, regained his balance and is acting fine.

I really don't want to keep him doped up on drugs he may not really need and suspect the vet is maybe just trying to get a little extra $$ treating him, but I can't really be sure.  I am thinking about discontinuing the phenabaratol and see what happens, had anyone had experience with this type of thing?

 

 

 

Help, can anyone tell me what else I can do?  I have a male maltese about 7 lbs mating with a malteshuz about the same size. My male has breed 3 other times successfully.  This is the females first time but she is ready and standing for him. He is thrusting and continues to mount her but cant seem to penetrate. I've tried to help guide him and he seems to be ok with it but still can't do the job. I've also tried to lift the female and put some lubrication on her,  but still no luck.... PLEASE can anyone tell me what else to do?
Desperate! 

Okay. I would love to get a cat. I have a rather small apartment, but hopefully I'd be moving out in a year or two. I spent the last few days trying to determine which cat breed would be the best choice, and I am even more confused than before. I have always had cats, but they were ordinary cats picked up from containers, cleaned and fed. But now I'd like to have a breed.

So. I'm looking for the love of my life. Long-semi long hair, intelligent, lap cat. Someone who can listen to me while I study aloud all day long, meow here and there agreeing with me, and demanding attention. He would be alone about 3-5 hours every day. Sometimes maybe 7. He wouldn't be allowed outside, since sadly, there is no outside here. He would get all the love I have.

At one point I loved the idea of getting a Norwegian forest cat, but then I realized how huge they can get, and decided to hold that thought for a while. On my chosen list are also: Turkish Angora and Van, Korat, Birman, Ragdoll, Russian Blue and Chartreux. Yes, I understand that not all of them have the length of hair I'd prefer, and some of them don't score the highest on intelligence.

What  do you think would be the best option? Maybe another breed I didn't take under consideration? Thank you a lot.

My mother has a teacup poodle and i would like to breed her to have a puppy. she is 1 year old  is that to young? and also 5 lbs is that to little?

My dog has some liver issues, just recently his levels were up.  He is on

Denamarin for a month.  But my question is"Could it be his food and what

kind of food is good for a 2year old with high liver levels.

 

Cece

Our little Yorkie mix developed a large abscess in her throat a couple of weeks ago, making it almost impossible for her to swallow food. She was lethargic/sad. Took her to a reputable animal hospital in Denver. They found an abscess in her throat and, upon doing an ultrasound, they found what they're saying is a 7 millimeter-long grass awn (grass seed basically) that somehow worked its way into an area just below her left ear, deep into the tissue.

They partially aspirated fluid and the culture has grown pasteurella multocida bacteria, but the vet suspects there could also be another anaerobe in there that has gone undetected.

We are giving her clindamycin liquid and Baytril (for broad-spectrum treatment).

They also suggested, on the day of the scoping, that we try a surgical removal of the grass awn, but they also warned that it would be a dangerous operation (through her skull/nerves/windpipe, etc., etc.) and that, in any event, they could "manage" it with antibiotics in the absence of such surgery by leaving the grass awn in place, although that wouldn't be their first choice.

Now the vet has changed her tune, telling us that she wants to continue antibiotics for an
additional two weeks and then take her off antibiotics and see what happens. The grass awn could still be harboring bacteria and a re-infection could occur, and this time with more antibiotic-resistant bacteria that would be harder, maybe even impossible, to treat. It's all very scary!

Anyway...I'm posting on this forum to see if anyone else has experienced this because we're hearing from some pet owners in our community who have told us that they have had dogs who have had grass awns left in them and a re-infection never occurred. But some of the online literature seems to suggest that re-infections are likely to occur.

Has anybody else experienced this?

Thanks.

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Cece

In Dogs

My dog GrufL who is two years old has just been started on Denamarin for

high liver level of 537.  Of course I have no clue as to how liver levels get

that high.  His vet was not reassuring as to what causes this. 

I have noticed since I have put him on Denamrin (1week) his appetite has

decreased some.  I am very concerned because he is a very frisky, happy little

Yorkie who weighs only 8.6 lbs.  The only thing that I started new was

Comfortis in April.  The doctor says no, but I have read that some dogs are

effected by Comfortis.  I have stopped this and just keep a flea and tick collar

on him. 

Can someone tell me how liver levels rise in a dog and would his

appetite decrease being on Denamarin.

Cece and GrufL( my dog'sname)

Our cat, Clover, of 9 years suffered a Stroke about 3 weeks ago. My husband and I were out of the country traveling when it happened but thankfully our cat-sitter was home at the time.

Apparently she was resting when suddenly she started gagging and panting, as if to vomit, but then she tried to get up and collapsed because she lost control of her hind leg. She then started peeing on herself and continued panting. The Vet said they have never seen anything like it but diagnosed it as a Stroke. They prescribed her some antibiotics, and sent her home after an overnight stay. She regained her strength in 4 days, and now seems to be back to her old self..... Except!, recently I have noticed that she sometimes shivers continuously when I'm petting her. Kind of like she has the chills. It has only happened a couple of times but I am concerned.

We don't have the money to take her back to the Vet right now, but they advised me to give her Pepcid AC to help calm her, apparently it has a soothing effect.

I was hoping to get some advice as to what this might be, or what I can do to help her rehabilitation until we can get her back in for a check up.
Any advice or thoughts are appreciated! thx.

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