I live in an apartment and we sorta have a stray dog that lives in the compound. He has been adopted by the residents. When we came home just now from a dinner, we saw that he was panting heavily and was rubbing himself against my wife's leg. He usually doesn't have physical contact with anyone. There is a fixed set of folks who feed and take care of him but we don't know who they are. Is there something wrong with him? Is he trying to tell us something? I am not lcoated in the US and it is incredibly hot here.
Species: Dog Age: About 14 years Sex/Neuter status: Male, un-neutered Breed: NA Body weight: Don't know but he looks healthy History: Don't know Clinical signs: Vomitting and heavy panting Duration: Don't know again but I guess it must have been a few hours now. Your general location: India. Links to test results, vet reports, X-rays etc
We got our cat de-crawled March 14,2018. We messed up and right after the surgery we let him use no dust litter (yes we know what we did was wrong, went to the vet (march 18,2018) right away, we are now using pellets litter). my cat is a licker and we have had him in a cone for about a week, I want to take off the cone of shame but i know that he will bite/lick off the scabs. There is still swelling (im guessing is normal?? the swelling is not as bad as the day he got his claws removed) So my questions are:
do his feet look like they are healing correctly?
when can I take off the cone of shame with him making it worst for him?
I am seeking advice on preventing my puppy from injuring himself by jumping.
I currently have a 6 month old puppy. He’s mixed and I have no idea what breed he is. He’s currently 39lbs and still pretty lanky and incredibly clumsy! He runs into things and trips all the time. He’s constantly hurting himself. I’d like to say I absolutely love his vet and I’m very comfortable with her. Additionally my puppy loves the vet and all her staff. He actually cries when I make him leave! I’m just wondering if maybe we have missed something I can be doing to prevent future injuries.
A few weeks ago he hurt his paw. He jumped and he landed wrong and twisted his back right ankle. We of course rushed him to the vet and they did X-rays and determined he sprained his ankle. They gave meds and we put him on rest for two weeks with limited activity. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever encountered with a puppy. He is a ball of energy and he was very hard to control even on trazadone. He healed in about two weeks and we gradually introduced exercise again.
Fast forward two weeks and he developed a lump on his front left paw above his dew claw. We scheduled a vet appointment. The night before the vet appointment, he got really excited to see the neighbor and jumped and began limping on his back left paw (not the same paw he injured before).
We took him to vet and they biopsied the lump and determined it was a histiocytoma and said it should clear up within a few months. At the vet he was not limping. They gave him a n exam and found no signs of injury. They said to keep an eye on it and come back if he starts again. I asked if I should add a joint supplement and they said it couldn’t hurt.
The next day he started limping on and off again after he he ran after a bird in the backyard. This injury is no where near as bad as the first time he twisted his ankle. He is putting weight on it. He will be going back to the vet on Tuesday. I am able to move all of his joints and feel all of his toes without him showing signs of pain. We are limiting his activity until the vet can see him.
So he seems to have weak joints, and I’m wondering if there’s anything else I can be doing at home to prevent him from getting injured again? Do you have any joint supplement recommendations? I’m feeling overwhelmed by the research I’ve been doing on them.
He doesn’t do stairs other than the two we have going outside. We try limit his running and jumping but sometimes this feels impossible. He only has access to our living room and kitchen. The living is carpeted. I think I’m going to get runners for the kitchen so it isn’t as slippery for him.
I’d also like to say that we are working on his training to try to get him to stop jumping when he gets so excited... but it’s a work in progress. Thank you.
So I had let my dog out to the back yard and when I went to bring him back inside he was covered from head to toe in wild animal feces. I gave him a thorough bath. I was wondering if I could get sick from inhaling or touching the poop?
I have a 10 year old male cat. Lately, he has been sneezing a lot, about three or four times in a row every hour or so. It makes me nervous, because in the time I've had him, I have only heard him sneeze a few times. Everything else about him seems normal. We haven't made any lifestyle changes, and we aren't using any new cleaners or litter or anything.
He had a vet check up a few months ago, and they said he's very healthy. I was doing some Google research, and a few sources mentioned checking their mouths and gums. His teeth and gums look healthy, but he had one small red bump on the front of his gums. Also, he's shedding a lot, but the weather has also become considerably hotter.
Could his sneezing be signs of something worse, and how could I make him more comfortable?
Okay my dog noodle, a pitbull/bulldog breed, hes about 10? Years old, he is neutered, has his freaking EYE pushed in. I HAVE no freaking idea HOW. I been taking more shifts for him because its freaking pushed in and im a broke college student. Im wondering about how much would i need to raise before i go to the vet. He acts like its nothing, same hungry, chubby, barking loving doggo. He acts like it doesnt bother him but fudgedoodle, i wanna fix it but im scared the vet might fudge it up. Either way, vet is my best bet. Its only one eye and seems to still work. Any ideas guys?
My wife and I have a 2 year-old Border Collie, Finn, and two cats, age 4, one DSH, Milo, one DLH, Zoey.
We live in a two story home, and have been here for a year and a half. We have placed the litter boxes in the finished basement.
Our problem is that the cats HATE the dog and never come upstairs. Within the last few days, one of them has begun urinating outside of the litter box. This happens near the base of the stairs, presumably where they can look up and see the dog. I cleaned the spots of course, then put a mat down and a litter box right there to curtail the behavior.
My wife and I have repeatedly brought the cats upstairs and rewarded the heck out of the dog. He still wants to chase, but is more curious, especially when the cats are stationary. Both cats hiss and snarl a lot and have even swatted him a few times.
We just tried this again and are feeling like this is never going to work. The cats are just too afraid and I feel like we are running out of ideas on how to fix this. Our house is divided and we can’t keep going on this way. We don’t want to surrender them and want to try anything and everything possible. Please help!
My dog Casey was 15 years old and about a year ago had been diagnosed with kidney disease. He did really well for a while and recently took a pretty dramatic turn. In the last week he had barely eaten or drank and was very lethargic. Before I continue I want to say that I have never dealt with pet death before. The idea of euthanasia didn't sit well with me. How could I allow someone to kill my best friend? I wanted him to go in his own time. Yesterday morning before I left for work I let Casey out. When he came back in he collapsed in front of the door and wouldn't move but was still breathing. He went in and out of this state a few times and I called my parents to stay with him while I went to work. They left around 3PM and I got home at 6:15. He was half curled up in a spot that I've never seen him lay before and there was feces and urine around him, he was still breathing, but not responding to anything. I moved him a bit and started to clean up. Suddenly he began to move. His legs went straight out and his head went straight back and he froze like that for a few minutes. Then he released and started to curl forward and heave. He vomited bile over and over and over. He stopped breathing for a few seconds, then once every other second he would gasp and his whole body would convulse. This was honestly the most horrific thing I've ever witnessed. If I had known it would have been like that I would have chosen humane euthanasia when I knew the time was near. How normal is this sequence of events for a dog of his age and stage of disease. I don't know why this is important to me right now but it is. Thanks.