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My dog is a 1 year old part pit and she eats pecans still in the shell from a tree we have in our yard. She has also started to eat on sticks. Does she need something I'm not giving her. Will these items hurt her?

Thanks for any info you can give.

judsie3

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jmwinner

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My cat (20 years old) has been having problems with her right hind leg for a while (arthritis).  Suddenly, a couple of days ago, she couldn't stand up or walk.  Both of her hind legs were too weak to support her.  My usual vet says arthitis has encased her spinal cord.  I want to try acupuncture before I even consider the FINAL SOLUTION.  I cry when she tries to tell me what she wants.  I always carry her to the litter box first, then try to give her water, then try food.  Her appetite is good - she is very alert- but I don't know how long we can go on with a 24/7 watch on her.

I guess, I don't know what I am asking except for others who have gone thru this.  I cannot bring myself to to make that final decision.

 

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maryanne54

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I have a cat thats 18 years old. She has hypothyroidism and is on medication for that. I have begun to wonder if she is becoming senile. She always used her litter box and has always been a good cat. In about the past year she has begun to mainly sleep. When she has the urge to go to the bathroom..she will 'go' wherever she happens to be. She has literally stood up from the spot where she was sleeping.near her food dish,squatted and urinated and/or pooped. Not only that..she has been known to do this in other strange places. She has gotten on the dinner table and urinated. She has came running into my room and jumped staright up onto my bed and squatted and urinated. She has urinated in the dogs food dish. pooped in the bathtub, just anytime the urge hits her..she goes.. any place,anytime,anywhere. This is not the beloved cat we once knew. We are at our wits end on what to do. We don't have the money for alot of tests. When we took her to the vet he said to be 18 years old she looked very healthy, though she only weighs about 5 pounds..she used to be very fat. We have tried taking her to her box in the bathroom after meals and in between. She will use the box....so she knows what its for and where its at. She occassionally goes to her box on her own. is there anyone out there dealing with a situation like this? All answers appreciated.

I have a six month old puppy from my local county animal shelter, although the picture was taken at around three months. I am quite curious to know which breeds are in her, because it is very unclear to me. She was certainly the runt of her litter, she is currently about twenty pounds, about fourteen inches tall, has pointy ears, a fawn/ malinois coat, non-shedding short hair, a long wiry tail, small white paws, dark brown mussel, thin frame, and a kind, gentle, loyal, slightly protective, obedient, and friendly personality. I see many possibilities of breeds in her, but want to know what you think. She obviously has shepherd in her, but which kind, and what would she be mixed with to be so small? How big do you think she'll get?


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catsarethebest

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My friend told me about her cat suddenly attacking people and I was wondering if that happened to anyone else.  She said she would just be petting her cat, the cat would all sweet like she liked being pet, but then out of no where she would just turn and attack her.  I have never heard of this happening before, has anyone else?

Hello,
My wife and I just brought home a new kitten yesterday and our established cat (Shadow) immediately became very aggressive towards the two of us.  Shadow is a Maine Coon and weighs about fifteen pounds, so she's a pretty large cat.  We live in a nice big clean home, so there's much room for everyone and the little kitten even has her own room.  The only contact they've had is when we had Shadow check out the kitten, while the kitten was inside of a carrier.  We've given Shadow her space, but she's literally lunged on numerous occasions at both me and my wife, trying to attack us.  We live in Portland, Oregon and a couple of years ago we went through a big snow storm for about a week and this is when Shadow (about five to six months old at the time) came to our door and we believed she was a feral cat and the Multnomah County Animal Shelter also thought there was a good chance?  We had taken her to the shelter after she had road out the storm in our bathroom for a few days, hoping her family would come looking, but no one ever did and we had told the shelter not to put her down, we would take her if it ever came to that.  Shadow has always been an aggressive cat and she'll occasionally show her dominance towards my wife, but she's never tried to actually harm us like what we've seen over the last twenty-four hours.  I'm 6'3 and 245 lbs. and I'm even scared of her now, she just tried to attack my wife and then she turned and ran at me (while hissing and growling), but luckily she proceeded to slip on the hard wood floors and passed me without incident.  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, we truly feel like prisoners in our own home and this just isn't fair to anyone involved, Thank You!  Scott & Alice.

I am wondering if I can breed my 45lb standard poodle dam to my 60lb F1 labradoodle.

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Bob123

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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?

 

 

 

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