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Questions tagged [infections]

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Why am I so sick I'm only a baby why can't my humman find the people to help her get me better

larthargic never been able to play like a kitten image(https://i.stack.imgur.com/HwmcJ.jpg)
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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 Labrador's 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, Need Antibiotic?

So we recently had sewer backup in our basement. It happened from the surge from outside and not something we could have prevented or controlled. By the time we got back home and discovered it, our ...
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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 was seen by an "in n out vet", a shot clinic basically. When the vet asked her " besides shots do you have any health concerns?" She replied by letting him know he (Henri, her 8 yr old ...
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What Can I Do About This Injury

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 pics of the lesions. They're very itchy; she's always scratching. They also smell. What can it be and what medication can I buy? I ...
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Extremely sick German shepherd puppies. NEED URGENT HELP!

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? [closed]

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 scratched me on ...
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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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Can unscented baby wipes be used instead of pet wipes to disinfect my dog?

NOTE: This is a follow-up of and related to my previous question — How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk? Baby wipes are used to dry bathe babies, a good way to bathe them without ...
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How to clean (disinfect) my dog everyday after walk?

To give you some perspective, my dog and I go for a walk, every morning (~ 45 min) and evening (~ 30 min). We don't have any grounds nearby (only fields (1)) which means I have to walk him on streets ...
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What is this hairless patch on my dog?

I could swear that this appeared almost overnight, as I would have noticed it had it been around sooner. The dog is a chihuahua/terrier mix, called a rat terrier and he's about a year old. Any idea ...
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What's wrong with this kitten's eyes and how do I take care of them?

I just found a shivering little stray kitten on the inside of air conditioned building and thought it must be feeling cold so I took out in the sun and then ended up just bringing it home. Its eyes ...
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Is it normal for dogs to have slightly congested breathing?

For a little while now I have noticed that my (8 month old) puppy often doesn't breathe entirely cleanly. It's most noticeable when she's relaxed and being petted (but not so much when she's asleep). ...
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May I bring my dog's body home when he dies of canine distemper?

I was told by my vet that I couldn't bring my dog's body home with me, after he had been put to sleep for being in a terminal stage of canine distemper. They told be that he could still infect other ...
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Can dogs be infected by the brain-eating amoeba?

In October 2013, Naegleria fowleri (a.k.a. "the brain-eating amoeba"), was confirmed to be found in the Louisiana public drinking water systems. I live in the southern US and am concerned, as I have ...
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Can a dog contract a sexually transmitted infection?

My friend has a dog that has mated with so many female dogs. I've been a little worried about this dog lately because he is becoming more promiscuous. Are there dog sexually transmitted infections (...