Questions tagged [infections]

The causes, symptoms and treatments of pet infections. Provide as much details as possible such as fever, sores, any relevant pictures and a history leading up to the infection. Include the species tag, such as `dog`

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What's the best way to move forward with a cat with CKD and gingivitis?

I don't know where to start this story but I have had a terrible experience with multiple vets, and even now I get conflicting information from two different vets. Two years ago, my now 11 year old ...
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What is this on stray cat’s skin?

This is a stray cat that I already neutered. He doesn’t live in my building, but I feed him whenever he’s around. These are some pictures of his skin. I have no idea what it is, but it’s spreading. Is ...
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Cat incision opened up after neutering

My 6 month old male cat was neutered 5 days ago. Since we have to go on a trip tomorrow morning and he's going to be alone for 2 days, I removed his Elizabeth collar an hour ago so that he can be ...
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What is wrong with my cat's eye

She is my recent rescue. I rescue barn kittens from farmers who don’t want them around or if they have dogs who in’s them better as chew toys. But she came to us with some gunky infected eyes and have ...
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Ear problems in kitten

Two weeks ago, I took in a feral kitten (he’s 7 weeks old now), but the last few days his ears have started peeling, scabbing and smell bad. There is no black stuff in his ears either. I’ve tried F10, ...
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Female guinea pig uterus infection, please help

My female guinea pig Coco, 2 years old, recently had her sonography done and she was found to have uterus infection. We have two other female guinea pigs, and one of them previously too had a uterus ...
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Can tapeworms from brine shrimp cause infection to humans or to fish?

I have angelfish which laid eggs which turned into fry. I am feeding them with baby brine shrimp. We all know that brine shrimps (especially the ones which look orange and often used for fish feed) ...
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20-day-old kitten's left eye closed for 3 days after it was open?

20 days ago, my female cat gave birth to 4 kittens (she's an outdoor cat). The kittens open their eyes in the day 14 normally, but one of them now has an issue that wasn't there before. One of his ...
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How to deal with the parvovirus infected dead body?

Our little puppy died because of this dreaded parvovirus. She was on a drip with other necessary meds. She lived 4 days fighting the disease, but today she died very painfully. We have 4 more adult ...
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Ochrobactrum intermedium infection in a dog

My vet found a bacteria in my dog's wound: Ochrobactrum intermedium He does not know this bacteria and therefore does not know what antibiotic to give. Unfortunately, the condition of my dog is ...
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My rabbit's hair looks wet and dirty and it’s getting worse

I recently bought a rabbit from pet store and it's been a week that my rabbit hair has changed. It looks like the hair around the mouth, nose and stomach is dirty and wet and it's not getting better. ...
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White patch and spot on my goldfish?

One of my goldfish, which I've had for 3 months, suddenly got a white patch on the top and a white spot on its left side (the yellow-black one in the picture). I just noticed it today, but I'm sure it ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

My bitch was spayed on the 24th of August, so almost 3 weeks ago. This morning I noticed what looked like a small bruise near one end of her incision. Since then it has inflated into the photo I've ...
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Will a bite from another cat turn into an abscess?

I have two housecats. They occasionally chase each other and play a bit rough. Today I found a bite mark on one of my cat's necks. It's dry and red, I'm guessing a day or so old now. How likely is it ...
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Is my dog’s neuter incision infected?

It has been exactly 7 days since my dog got neutered. I actually took him to the emergency vet on the 3rd or 4th day because I thought he had reopened the incision. I got confirmation from the ...
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Cat infected tooth

A stray pregnant cat is visiting us for food, recently I noticed that when she wants to eat she hiss to the food and stop eating. at first I thought maybe she has some bone or something stock to her ...
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Brown discharge from horse's eye

I accept this will be extremely difficult to advise on without images but I wanted to post this before I left work. (mostly so I won't forget.) Will add pictures when I get home. My horse has started ...
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What is this whitish goo in my newly set up tank?

I set up my first tank (50 liters cube) about 4 days ago. It's quite high-tech: CO2 injector Macro + Micro fertilizers 6h / day lightning I added some aquarium starter fluid Decent filter with a ...
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Cephalexin vs amoxicillin in treating urinary tract infections in feline

My cat has a urinary tract infection and the vet prescribed 25mg/kg cephalexin to cure it. I’m curious whether there is a reason to choose cephalexin over amoxicillin in this situation. Can I change ...
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Cat bath and its ears considerations

We have a lovely Persian cat which likes to go to our yard and sit outside. So we bath him almost every month; this time I was the one who bathed him, so I washed him by pouring water on his head ...
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Can a cat get FIV from a fight wound?

My cat came last night with some blood stains on his jaw and head, apparently been injured during a cat fight. Since then he has not eaten and just curled at his bed. I'm wondering what is the worst ...
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Does my dogs neuter incision look ok? [duplicate]

It’s been exactly a week since his surgery. There has been very minimal swelling and the skin surrounding the cut never bruised or turned red. There is only scabbing over the incision but in one area ...
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Can I dissolve antibiotics and steroids in warm water for my dog?

I have been mixing antibiotics and steroids for my dog in his food, without realising that this is often mixed in hot (almost boiling) water, to make it more appealing to him. Has this neutralised the ...
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Dog with open wound on leg and no vet available

I found this dog in a graveyard, probably waiting to die, with a huge open wound on its backside 2 days ago. I've been feeding it, helping it regain its strength but I'm concerned, the wound may get ...
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What could be this on gum of boxer?

Yesterday I notice my 5 years old boxer had something weird on his gum (right hand side of his mouth). At the top of this weird piece of extra gum has many little red dots. My boxer does not complain ...
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White patches/spots on my betta

There are white patch/spot-like marks on my betta fish's gill and body, which were not there when I bought him from the store. He is his usual active self and is eating properly. The spots seemed to ...
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What is that white spot on my goldfish? [duplicate]

Its been like a few days since it showed up, how do i treat it, Im tight on budget, also my red fish passed away today, and yesterdaay i bought this aquarium with filter, the capacity was 6l on old ...
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Giardia infection, how long until safe beyond incubation

I picked up two wonderful Norwegian Forest Cats from the breeder two days ago. Two weeks ago they were sick with a Giardia infection, as confirmed by the breeder's vet's lab checks. The last symptoms ...
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Am I at risk of rabies? I touched a wet patch of grass but I didn't see any animal nearby [duplicate]

There was no animal nearby and the grass was moist. The weather was hot. It was 35° C
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Can rabies virus survive outside host on grass or leaves under sunlight?

Can the rabies virus survive outside the host animal? Like if a rabid animal drools on grass, can it still remain infectious?
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Are Labradors predisposed to ear infections?

I would like to know if ear infections are more common in large dog breeds; chiefly in Labrador Retrievers, likely owing to their hanging ears and inherently small ear canals. Mine is scratching, ...
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Cat exposed to sewer waste, does it need antibiotic?

So we recently had sewer backup in our basement. It happened from the surge from outside and was not something we could have prevented or controlled. By the time we got back home and discovered it, ...
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Can dogs get Campylobacter infection from humans?

My dog possibly has a Campylobacter infection (unsure at this point, her stool is been tested) but is been treated for it with antibiotics. Problem is is that it is the second time in a month she has ...
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Can you use Monistat on a dogs paw for yeast infection?

My mom's dog, an 8 years old Coton de Tuléar named Henri was seen by an "in and out" vet, a shot clinic basically. When the vet asked whether she has any health concerns besides shots, she replied by ...
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What can I do about this injury of my rabbit?

Our Rex rabbit has recently become pregnant and had a miscarriage. She still keeps plucking fur on the back of her neck like she is still making a nest. She has plucked her fur so much she caused a ...
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What can this be in my dog's skin?

My dog's had these spots in her skin for some time. I'm including photos of the lesions. They're very itchy; she's always scratching herself. They also smell. What can it be and what medication can I ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies

My puppies have been extremely sick for the past week or so and as of yet they are deteriorating. Their symptoms currently are: - Vomiting upon eating anything more than 10ml, so cannot retain food. - ...
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How to recover a dog from maggots? [duplicate]

My pet is a Labrador breed and he is suffering from maggots. He is too aggressive and does not let any of my family members touch his wound. He has maggots in his right leg at his palm and it's ...
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New shelter dog has chronic ear infection.

My wife recently adopted a small daug (dachshund/pug mix) and he came with a nasty yeasty ear infection. We have done some research and have found out that he has been in and out of the local shelter ...
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Should I move my sick fish to a clean tank for treatment?

My fish (all three) have ick, they currently live in a 33g tank. The fish are two platys and 1 catfish (he's small). I have a spare 10g tank that only has gravel and water in it. It would be easier ...
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Tail missing leapord gecko [duplicate]

What do you use to bandage up your leapord geckos tail like it said in the information
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How to administer topical eye ointments to flat faced dog who bites

My 8 year old Japanese Chin, Pekingese cross has these recurrent eye infections which respond to oral antibiotics and prednisone. We've had to use oral medications as we haven't been able to apply eye ...
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Can I use these medicines for my sick fish

My goldfish is sick and I am not very good at this. The fish has got white elevated growth/spots and the edges of the fins also have some growth. Here are the pictures of the fish: Here are two ...
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Can my pup actually be affected by Parvo Virus

It may be that the question may have been asked multiple times, still i would like you to please analyse the question before down voting: I have adopted 2 street dogs from an NGO in Hyderabad, India ...
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Any internal medicine to get rid of maggots in dogs?

There's a 6 month puppy in my area and he's been infected with maggots in his right rear leg. He's too scared of humans so i cant go near him and apply any ointment or spray. So is there any internal ...
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How worried should I be about my dog having her second wart in a year or so?

Last year, my dog (a female yellow lab, who is now about 2 1/2 years old) developed a growth on her leg. I took her to the vet, and the diagnosis was a relief - it was just a wart (I don't remember ...
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What is the real chance my 8-week puppy gets parvo?

I have an 8-week old cocker spaniel - poodle mix. I'm told she's had her first parvo shot out of three. I live in a relatively well-to-do neighborhood with very, very few stray dogs. We have a front ...
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I got scratched by a feral cat. Should I see a doctor?

I'm house sitting for a family that has several cats and dogs, and today while letting one of the inside/outside cats inside, a feral cat jumped out from where "my" cat was sitting and ...
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How long should Coccidia be present after treatment?

I have recently adopted a little kitten, about 8 weeks old now. She was from a stray litter and abandoned so I received her quite young (± 4 weeks old). While she is healthy and active in every other ...
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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

We don't treat our rabbits for fleas in the winter because we don't take them out in the winter. Sometimes in the winter we will take them to the pet store or other locations where cats and dogs are ...
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