My 9 year old female cat got into her entire box of treats (20-30) while we were on vacation and it seems like she ate quite alot of them before our house-sitter found out. Maybe 3-4 days after eating them she has bad diarrhea (still somewhat solid, not liquid) and has started scooting. She still appears happy and healthy although shes tending to her areas alot. I did some research and I have a few ideas about what is wrong. But my problem is I can't take her to the vet until monday (Friday, -7MNT) and we cant just call and ask to speak to a vet here without being at an appointment. I'm really concerned for her although I might be over-reacting.
I want to make her as comfortable as possible so if there are any recommendations or advice on what to do in the meantime it would be greatly appreciated.
Dog Male Neutered 100lbs 8yr My dog recently started groaning when he lays down, moves his position in bed, licks himself. He’s never been vocal in this way. It started about 2 months ago. His recent physical was positive as him being healthy. Our vet didn’t really even acknowledge our concern of his groaning and even said he looks really good and couldn’t believe he’s turning eight. Any ideas?
Species:Dog Age: 4.5 years old Sex/Neuter status: Male Yes Neuter Breed: Chihuahua mix Body weight: 21 lb Clinical signs: limping ,refusal to walk Duration:4 days Your general location: CA USA Links to test results, X-rays, vet reports etc: https://imgur.com/a/D2k9Vhttps://imgur.com/a/2bgG7 (the limping leg)
Hello IT all began on sunday march 11, I notice a slight limp on Howl(my dogs name). My bf and I watched him to make sure I wasn't imagining it. It was not obvious and did not show any signs of pain. He was jumping around and running. On monday-Wednesday I start to notice it more. I checked him to see if he had any pain or something stuck on the paw, nothing. He never cried when I check his limbs or paws. On Wednesday he is refusing to walk and he loves to walk. Decide to take him in today(TH). Even the Vet watched Howl walked he could not tell the limp because he wasn't always limping just in random moments. the Vet did a pressure point exam and notice that when touching Howls left front limb near his elbow would cry. Did xrays and notice the little chipped piece of the bone. Vet told me he send them to a specialist and will call me with results. Prescribe Howl tramadol 50 mgs 1/2 every 12 hours for 10 days and restrict exercise for 30 days. Now I'm scared for my poor baby. Any advise or opinion would be nice while I wait to see whats the next step.
My almost one year old pup was neutered today and I feel like my questions weren’t really answered or the answered were vague. I’m sorry if they are simple questions but my first male dog was given scheduled sedatives for the first week after his neutering. My female was a difficult spay and those are really different as simple ones. I apologize in advance.
When I did his pre-surgery appt the said they would send him home with a sedative because he’ll be wild. Post op they wouldn’t give me one, they wouldn’t give me an answer as to why and told me to “do your best” and “he won’t over do it.” They also pointed out his activity restriction was only 5-7 days. I thought is was 14? He’s already been jumping in and off the sofa no matter how fast I am. I’d crate him but his e-collar is too big for his crate and he needs to lick. Are they right that he wouldn’t over do it with the jumping?
I also have no idea how long to keep the e-collar on. They told me 7-14 days. That seems like a really long space of time. Is there anything else I can look out for to know when it’s time? Or just suck up the two weeks of cone hell?
I've been trying to feed them wet food and leave out dry food for them to eat. My female cat is still huge and happy, but since we got him back he's extremely skinny and sleeps all day. It's been a week where he does eat Tuna and some wet food, but only a tiny bit and then goes to sleep somewhere.
They were given Frontline before being boarded up, and I didn't think it was worms since both the cats were boarded together and otherwise my female one would show the same signs. (Their vaccinations ran out two days after we picked the up anyways).
I am very worried; I have tried force-feeding him with dry food, he ate literally one piece and then went away to sleep.
He still eats wet food when I bring it out in the morning and evening,but not enough I think to sustain him.
What else can I do to make him eat instead of sleep?
History:Picked up from rescue. Was living on streets before then
Clinical signs: Head starts shaking fairly violently
Duration: a few minutes
Your general location: Southeast
Links to test results, X-rays, vet reports etc:None at present
Additional info: Anytime I've taken my dog in to the vet for anything, they've done everything they can to put me through the wringer. I'm nervous because I know this needs to be treated, but I don't trust any of them to tell me the truth / prescribe the best treatment for my little guys health. What should I do?
Hello all! New to this subreddit. I have an appointment for my dog, Rowan, tomorrow morning with the vet but I'm just nervous about what it could be.
Species: Dog Age: 3 years Sex/neuter status: (altered in Nov 2017) Female Breed: Mini American Eskimo Body weight: 15 pounds when we last weighed her but she did get a little chubbier, so maybe 15-18 History: healthy Clinical signs: the top half of her eyeballs have looked cloudy for the past week and a half or so, that's when I first noticed. She's been squinting more often and wiping at her eyes. She has tear stains but I do wipe her eyes daily. Duration: beginning sometime last week? Not fully sure. General location: we go back and forth between northern and southern Nevada.
I've looked it up and I mean, she seems a little young for cataracts or other "old dog" issues right? I know retinal atrophy is known in her breed though.
What sort of tests should I expect the vet to do? Could my dog go blind? There's been a couple times where she was under my seat and I dropped my hand, not seeing her, and poked her eyeball :C could this be the cause?
History: Just diagnosed with Heart Worm. Previously tested before adopted (4 months) and tested negative.
Clinical signs: Slight occasional cough, no correlation with exercise, seems to happen more frequently while lying down. Zero Lethargy or any sort of exhaustion.
Your general location: NorthEast
Links to test results, X-rays, vet reports etc:
My dog just tested positive for heartworm. He is a very active year and a half old boxer/pitt mix, and I had a lot of plans for us to continue hiking and running this summer and fall. We currently run/hike/bike together quite a bit. My local vet suggested we delay treatment so the inactivity period would fall next winter. Is this safe? Keeping him quiet during the summer would result in an extremely sad dog, but I'd rather have him around longer if that is the choice I have to make.