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Regards concerns about pet medication, including prescribed, over-the-counter and homeopathic treatments.

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What happens if female cat mate after anti heat injections?

2 days ago I went to the vet for my cat's anti heat injections and he told that it will effect in 36 hours. Then i moved my cat where male cats are also available. If my cat met with the male cat ...
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How big of a pill can I give to a cat?

My kitty has some liver issues so is on a bunch of pills, and it is a lot of work to pill her. Two big pills are Enrofloxacin/Baytril (left) and Clavamox (right). Pictures below with ruler for scale. ...
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Indoor cats; any compelling evidence that they benefit from deworming?

There are plenty of sites that say "even indoor cats should be dewormed", but since there are plenty of people selling deworming products, I'm suspicious that this idea was not put about for ...
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Senior cat has dental abscess

I have a 19-20 year old cat. Long story short, over the past week and a half it seems a dental issue arose and an abscess started to explode the past 2 days. Upon the vet's inspection today, he seemed ...
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Avoiding too much Zinc when using Antibiotics

Our dog is currently taking antibiotics, specifically Cephalexin in tablet form, as well as Ofloxacin (Ocuflox) eye drops. In addition, she is taking Carprofen, which is an NSAID. When reading about ...
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How deep should the needle be when giving a cat subcutaneous fluids?

The vet has instructed us to give our cat subcutaneous fluids, but unfortunately we're having a lot of struggles with this. It's very stressful for us to have to intentionally hurt the cat doing a ...
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What are some Household foods to mix with medicine?

Trying to give some feral cats dewormer medication, and need something that a feral cat will love to eat. One cat liked yogurt, but not so much another one. Anything that all cats adore and is cheap ...
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Likelihood of cerebellar hypoplasia in kittens

I recently adopted a female cat who had been a stray. After a few weeks, I noticed signs of pregnancy and have confirmed that the cat is pregnant with 6 kittens. ~2 weeks into gestation before the ...
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Vaccine for sheep pneumonia

I have a clock of Chios sheep in the middle east region living in a semi-closed barn, pneumonia has been the major cause of death (in lambs) so far I have tried Tylosin and many Oxytetracycline ...
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How do you medicate multiple cats at once?

We adopted a bonded pair, and after they settled in for about two weeks and got comfortable with us, we took them for their first vet visit. They both got prescibed antibiotics. We are able to ...
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I accidentally overdosed my kitten on his antibiotic; what should I do?

What should I do? I accidentally overdosed my kitten on his antibiotic; his proper dose was 1:30 and it was accidentally given to him again at 5:30. The antibiotic is “Clavamox drops amoxicillin and ...
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How can I save a kitten with head injury occurred in an accident?

Two days ago, I found a nearly dead kitten with eyes open in the street. I rushed him to the vet and they injected him some vitamin and anti-inflammatory and said his spine has been moved and he won't ...
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How does immunotherapy for allergies work in dogs?

I recently got my dog allergy tested in an effort to determine what makes her so itchy all the time. It turns out she's allergic to nearly everything (41 out 55 tested allergens, with many being ...
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Use Zylkene 75 mg before traveling with my cats

I am traveling with my two cats next week. The male cat is 12 kg (approx 26.5 lb) and 60 cm tall (24 inches). The female is 9 kg (approx 20 lb). It's the first time that I have taken my cats on a ...
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My cat will get mad at me for hours after getting medicine. How do I keep our relationship happy?

My senior cat has a chronic illness and needs to take a liquid medicine for the rest of her life to keep her healthy. While she's still largely happy and energetic now, if she doesn't get this ...
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Kittens ringworm got black during treatment

My two months old kitten was diagnosed with ringworm last week. I’ve been treating her since with Nizoral shampoo, Nizoral cream, rarely lamisil cream, and sometimes some turkish cream the vet has ...
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Can my FeLV-immune cat help FeLV research?

Three years ago, I saved a cat and her six kittens from basically a crack den. A few months later, one kitten very suddenly got ill and died. Her sister got ill afterwards, but that vet found FeLV and ...
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I think my cats have tapeworms. I gave them the first dose of meds. I got over the counter [closed]

My cats have tapeworms i think. I gave them the first dose of meds today but nothing happened. What should i expect??
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Is Cerenia (maropitant) safe for my cat?

My veterinarian prescribed my cat Cerenia, a drug to help with vomiting (antiemetic). However, the instructions included with the medicine say that it is "for oral use with dogs only." Is it ...
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Splitting doses of Revolution for cats

I have heard of people successfully doing the calculations on splitting up the "large dog" version of Revolution (https://www.zoetispetcare.com/products) to dose a bunch of cats cheaply. I ...
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Maxidex Eye Drops use in dogs - safe or just ineffective if stored below recommended temperatures?

Our dog had a red/bloodshot eye and we were prescribed Maxidex (dexamethasone) eye drops for our dog. The first two times we used them they were stored at room temperature (bottle just store below 25°...
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Povidone iodine for fish Mycobacterium?

I may have rescued a betta that has Mycobacterium. He is currently in a clear plastic tote in 1 gallon water. I feel so bad for him, that I want to move him to a 5 gallon tank. While I researched ...
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Metronidazole on vet's dosage (4ml) made my dog very sick :(

We have an 11 year old elderly mix of Shepherd and husky that has severe issues taking and holding any antibiotic. She has blood loss and the vet says it's ulcer and she must take a PPI (proton pump ...
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What are all of the preventative medications dogs need?

What are all of the necessary, essential, and optional preventative medications dogs need (e.g. heartworm pills)? By medication, I do not mean vaccinations that dogs need, but rather medications like ...
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Semi-feral cat broke a tooth. Should I give her aspirin?

There is a semi-feral cat that lives, by all indications happily, in my yard. I feed her mainly dry food and sometimes treats. Today I went to get the food bowl and there was blood on the rim and then ...
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Is Zinc Gluconate safe for dogs to consume?

I have been researching a good toothpaste/dental gel to use on dogs to clean their teeth and one I liked the look of was one called Maxi/Guard OraZn or the stronger strength MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing ...
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Cat losing fur on left side of her neck

I have a cat that has been losing fur on her neck for the past month and I am really worried. The first time my cat lost fur on her neck was when I was fostering another cat and she ended up having a ...
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Discharge from single nostril on feline

One of my cat's nostrils runs constantly. The discharge often hardens and blocks it, but is not causing her to sneeze or cough. She is 15 years old and we've lived in the same place for a few years ...
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Is there a way to safely tranquilize my cat, so he does not remember a vet visit?

Are there different safe forms of cat sedation for vet exam/visit and travel? My cat is 13 and has not been to a vet or held by any human in 11 years. We found him (just a baby) crying in a bush, took ...
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Cat coughing/sneezing keeps coming back despite treatment?

I have an eight-year-old male cat. He has always been very healthy, but this year he's had some respiratory problems. Here's the history: In early March he started sneezing and coughing often. On 23 ...
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Splitting tablets into many small pieces

My cat is on two different medications where I have to give him 1/8 of a tablet. My vet explained that the medication isn't available in smaller tablets. The tablets are too small and hard to break by ...
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Can I split larger Heartgard chewables for my smaller dog?

I have a 35 lb (16 kg) dog who normally takes Heartgard chewables for dogs sized 26 to 50 lbs (12 to 23 kg). Recently, my larger dog passed away, so I have some extras of the larger Heartgard ...
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Any help would mean the world! My kitten in severely underweight with a massive stomach

My kitten is 12 weeks old and is still only 700 grams in weight and tiny in size. She eats and drinks well, is as active as she can be with her belly, but I can feel her spine, all her bones yet her ...
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Are there any natural anti-lice for cats?

I use Advantage drops from BAYER on my outdoor cat and it is effective for about a month. However I feel bad each time that I apply it, because the cat becomes drowsy for a day or two and I fear that ...
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Does Glucosamine Hydrochloride help painful dog joints?

We have a dog that has a pin in his hip from an accident. He is badly affected by the cold and it causes him pain in winter. I'm wondering if Glucosamine Hydrochloride will assist in helping his ...
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My cat is on steroids and she won’t stop crying for food

So my cat has been on steroid medication for a few months now and it makes her hungry ALL the time. She wakes me up at 6am every day. And at night I keep her in my bedroom like I have done for years ...
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Rabbit took a sharp downturn after starting new antibiotics

We took our rabbit in a week ago because she wasn't eating much, and the vet said she had an infection in her cheek because of tooth problems which she has had for years now. They sent us home with ...
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Can I give vitamin k 25mg on same day as Baytril?

She will be having a CT/Rhinscopy on Thurs. in five days but still has one day of Baytril. She needs five days to complete Vit. K to get her blood to clot. I need to start it today also.
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Vetmedin eaten by wrong dog

Lilly takes vetmedin for congestive heart failure. Baxter May have eaten her dose when I dropped it between them. 2.5 mg for 20# Jack Russell. Help. I don’t know if Lilly got her medicine. Should I ...
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How to treat mudfever in horses

I'm looking for ideas on how to treat my horses mud fever. I've got four horses with socks and/or white legs who are extremely prone to getting what we assume to be mudfever. Now from what I've read ...
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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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A safe treatment for ticks on a pregnant horse

I have a horse - she is two months pregnant. We have a lot of ticks in the paddocks and I'm forever pulling ticks off her. I'm reluctant to use any products on her without knowing if it's safe for the ...
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How can I get my feral kitten to let me approach her?

I adopted a 5-month-old feral kitten who had been fostered for socialization. Initially she was very skittish so I kept her in a small room in which I could reach into her hiding spots. She ...
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I'm very exhausted giving ear drops to my overly skittish cat. I can't take him treating me like a threat. What should I do?

Context: I got my cat ~2 months ago. He was in a shelter, and he was very sweet when I first saw him so I decided to adopt him. Unfortunately, they didn't let me to because he still had some small ear ...
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Galliprant & enrofloxacin

Can I give galliprant and enrofloxacin to my 9.8 pound dog. She has a sensitive stomach. I gave her pepcid AC 1hour before enrofloxacin 8:30pm. Its 9:34pm. Is it ok to give her the galliprant. She ...
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How do you know if your horse/s have mange? How do you treat it?

My horses have been getting itchy legs, some are missing hair on their faces and chests. This is not improving with the usual treatments of insect repellants, for flies. There's a lot of ticks on ...
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How to cure persistent infections in the ear of a dog?

My dog had a fight with another dog and his ear got infected. Ever since then we'd prescribe antibiotics for his ear infection and it'll get better for a month, but it keeps recurring. The vet just ...
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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

I wonder if there are any natural meds which can be used when cat suffers from flu. I have no problem to buy meds for them, I just want to know if there is any alternative. Once my cat had a hoarse ...
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Cat won't take any form of medication

My cat is a 5 year old female She has always been a scaredy cat and has never let me pick her up unless when she is asleep. Even then she tries to escape. To add more information: she was given ...
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How long does dewormer take to cause diarrhea in a cat?

We gave our domestic short hair cat (a neutered male rescue cat) an off the shelf dewormer tablet from a petstore the active ingredients were "Pyrantel embonate 230mg, praziquantel 20mg." Both of ...
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