Our question this week was: Doctor - I adopted a cat that has PKD. What should I do. She is healthy now. She is a 2-year-old Persian. Her name is Pickles. How should I monitor her? Julie Dyson - St. Louis, MO Answer Hi - thanks for your email. As you know, PKD stands for "Polycystic Kidney Disease".
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Our question this week was: Doctor - How can I safely wash dried tears from my dogs eyes? Tammy Smith Answer Hi Tammy- thanks for your email. Your question was - How can you safely wash dried tears from my dog's eyes? An important rule of thumb is to NEVER put anything near or in your dog's eye that you wouldn't but in or near your eye.
Our question this week was: Hey, Doctor - I've got a female boxer. Her nails are getting long and I noticed that when she came inside the other day, she had broke one off on her back foot, causing it to bleed. I was going to cut them, but I'm afraid I'll hurt her. Is this something that I need to have done by the DR.
Our question this week was: My dog was spayed about ten days ago and is spotting. Is she ok? Allan Edwards Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your dog was spayed about 10 days ago and is now spotting blood and wonder if she is okay. Some dogs can have a small amount of bleeding after they are spayed.
Our question this week was: Doctor - my one-year-old Chihuahua swallowed a dime. Now he seems to have a fever. Is it possible that he got any sort of poison from the dime? Houston Cradeur Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your 1-year-old Chihuahua ate a dime and now seems to have a fever.
Hidden Litter Boxes - A Vet's Advice on a Hidden Litter Box A hidden litter box is any type of litter designed to conceal the box from plain view. This can be special furniture built to enclose the litter box all the way to boxes which are artistically styled themselves. One popular design resembles a planter and actually includes an artificial plant in the top.
Our question this week was: Our question this week was: I have a 10-month-old female pug. Unfortunately she got pregnant by our male pug. I am fairly certain this is her second heat and she is a healthy dog (she's only ever been fed Science diet and up to date on her shots) and a good size. I first saw them “hook-up” on November 4th but her belly is already sort of large, tight and her nipples are perking up also.
Our question this week was: Doctor, I adopted “Easy” just a week ago after his previous owner passed away. During his preliminary medical check up he was diagnosed with MCT (mast cell tumor). We were in the process of getting quotes for an insurance policy for him. Now everyone is rejecting us. What can I do?
Our question this week was: Doctor - I recently adopted a female dog and I think she might be pregnant. The vet said he can't feel anything yet. I have had her 32 days. So she's at least that far along. She is leaking colostrums, very clingy, whiny, and maybe a little heavier. I talked to previous owners and they didn't see a tie but said she did get out.
Doctor - I don't know what to feed my cat. What do you think is the best cat food brand? Robin R. Lancaster, PA Dear Robin, Thanks for your question. You asked a very good and common question - what is the best cat food brand? That is a difficult question to answer but I'll give you my opinion on cat food brands.
Our question this week was: Doctor - I rescued a kitten of about 5 months old a year and a have ago, he was so sick and had white cloudiness on each cornea of his eyes. The Vet said it was because of a bad sinus condition he has had that has gotten into his bones and will never go away. He is two years old now and still has a sinus condition and cloudiness on his eyes.
Our question this week was: Doctor - Do cats get high blood pressure? Have you ever heard of this? Sarah Miller Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking if cats get high blood pressure (also called hypertension). The answer is absolutely yes. Cats can get high blood pressure from heart related problems as well as other diseases such as kidney disease or thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism).
For most of us, bathing our dogs can be a far cry from "fun" - in fact, it can be a real chore. Some dogs hate it and some tolerate it, but very few love it. Here are some tips to make this tough job a little easier. 1. Be prepared – Get everything you will need together before you begin: shampoo, brush, comb, hose, cotton, towel, etc.
Our question this week was: Doctor – my dog runs – acts like he is playing then goes to the mirror on the closet door – barks at his reflection and runs. Why does he do this? Sally B. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking – why does your dog bark at his reflection.
Our question this week was: Doctor – we are getting ready to go away for Thanksgiving. We will be gone for 4 days. I generally just leave a bowl of food and water out and the cats do fine. Is that okay in your opinion? Simon S. Answer Hi – thanks for your email Simon. Thanks for asking this question.
Our question this week was: Doctor – I thought I heard something on the radio about a link between cats and human schizophrenia? Have you heard anything about this? Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking - Is there a link between cats and human schizophrenia? The answer is possibly yes.
Our question this week was: Doctor – I am an elderly woman and just took in a cat that has feline leukemia. I've been feeding his for a while – he was a stray tomcat. I decided to take him in as I just love him. He is very sweet but a tom. Anyway – when I took him to the vet for a check up and to have him neutered they said he has feline leukemia.
I bet you have a story about your cat. How did you find him or her? How did you find the right name? Did you rescue them or did they rescue you? Tell us your story and submit a photo as well if you have one. I'd love to read and share your story! Go to the comment section below. (?) (?)
What can you do with a eye injury cat? an eye injury in a cat can be a difficult problem. Injuries can occur from a variety of traumas from scratches (such as from claws, thorns, sticks or wire), bite wounds, animal fights, falls, blunt trauma (such as being hit by something) or automobile accidents.
Our question this week was: Doctor – what is clicker training? I hear dog people say that term occasionally but I don't know what it means. Bill H. – Columbia Missouri Answer Hi – thanks for your email. Clicker training is a way train dogs that involves a device or something that makes a clicking sound.
Are there dog anti-anxiety medications? There are some dog anti-anxiety medications. The type will vary depending on the anxiety problem being treated – separation anxiety vs. fearful disorders. Dog anti-anxiety medications are prescription medications you get from your veterinarian. For more information on anti-anxiety medication used to treat separation anxiety, click here.