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Bayer Elanco Advocate topical treatment for Deworming cats

I have always used oral medication for deworming my adult cat but I recently learnt about "Bayer Elanco Advocate" - which is a topical treatment for worms. I always thought topical ...
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Is 26 pound dog protected with Heartgard blue?

My dog weighs 26 pounds and I have several Heartgard chews for up to 25 pounds. Is he protected with one blue or do I need to order and give Heartgard for 26 to 50lbs?
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Can my dog have a treat with medicine that she can only take on any empty stomach

Can I give my dog medicine with a little treat even if it says take on any empty stomach?
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Minimum age of cats, to be safely administered Gabapentin?

Gabapentin is prescribed by veterinarians for cats, for fear, anxiety, or stress (example: to be administered to a cat before a vet office visit, to reduce those symptoms in that situation). Is there ...
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My 30lb Catahoula ripped open a pack of instant yeast

My 11-month-old Catahoula pit ripped open a pack of dry instant sourdough yeast. I got the packet before he ingested any of it but I think a small amount definitely got in his tongue. Should I be ...
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Chronic illness meds and trust

I found a sick female orange tabby kitten 4 months ago. One eye was completely covered with the 3rd eyelid, upper respiratory issues and a high fever. She ended up hospitalized but everything came ...
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Molly fish still has popeye after numerous water changes and medication

I have some black mollies that developed popeye. I noticed a subtle white area toward the back of their body (that doesn't look like fungus or ich), and there's possible inflammation of their gills. ...
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Why the infection on my cat's neck is turning black when medicine is sprayed?

My cat (5 months old) had certain infection near his neck area and suddenly he became very ill and wasn't eating anything at all. He was losing weight and his ribs were becoming visible. I contacted a ...
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What is causing this sickness in my dog and how should it be treated?

The Shih Tzu x Maltese Mix is 2.5 years old. Male, not neutered, usually very high energy. Day 0: exhibited some tiredness and chewing of paw - was presumed by vet to be grass seed stuck in the paw ...
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"Unknown" Sickness of my rooster

My rooster presents some symptoms: weakness in legs, he has (I suppose) plantar pododermatitis that seems to be advanced because I notice swelling and cracks, he also shows drowsiness and no longer ...
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How to train a cat to use an inhaler?

I have an adult cat (about 10 years old) who has asthma and heart disease. I'm managing the latter with a combination of injectable and pill medications. For the asthma, the vet recommended an inhaler ...
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Cortisone vs Anti-inflammatory drugs for calicivirus pain management

My cat is suffering from severe chronic calicivirus for the past 7 months. We have removed his teeth and tried managing the symptoms with anti inflammatory medication but for some reason cortisone is ...
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Medicine for Aquarium Fish wound

Any tips on how to treat the fish's wound in the linked photo, including what medication to use? Additionally, I'm new at making fish and I've only had my new fish for three days. I only became aware ...
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Responsible parasite treatment in dogs (UK)

Preventative parasite treatments cover a wide range of nasties from worms to fleas. However, most contain fipronil or imidacloprid, which are banned in farming because of their seriously damaging ...
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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 to dose a bunch of cats cheaply. I am thinking another cost-effective but ...
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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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