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

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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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Dog tablets for de-worming

For my dog, I wasn't able to afford the exam that checks for all the different types of worms that dogs can attract. However, I did see deworming chewable tablets. Is it harmful to feed a dog these ...
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Is there a generic, less costly, alternative to Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM?

We have a 6 year old Boxer who is beginning to have hip issues. Our vet has recommended Nutramax Dasuquin with MSM, and we are just about through our first bag of it. Its pretty costly, so I'm ...
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Cat doesn't eat anything and shiver sometimes [closed]

My pet, Cat is 05 months years old. It refused to eat anything it likes since last 03 days. Some times his breathing is noisy. I think he has phlegm.Many time it sleeps and shivers some times. I went ...
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How to care for a severe wound on horses leg

Cleo came to me in bad shape 7th October 2016. To everyone's distress (including hers), she had a horrific injury on 9th April, 2017. We could not find the cause of the injury, which is disturbing. ...
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How to give a dog medication when I can't bend over

I have a disability and have difficulty bending over. So I struggle to pick things up off the ground. I'm also weak and do not have the strength to pick up a dog. How can I give medication to a dog?
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How can I medicate my big, strong cat when I can't get down on the floor?

Stardust hiding in the closet. 18 pounds, 14 years old, very strong. I am 71 and have bad knees. I know what to do to give her pills and liquids but can't get down on the floor without pain. She ...
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Ear infection remedies

I just adopted a 3 year old pitbull. We took it to the vet and they said it has an ear infection, but I assume the ear infection is probably deeper in the ear as I cannot see it in the visible areas. ...
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Premix glucosamine - Impact of storage on effectiveness

I started giving my 9 year old golden retriever cosequin recently for stiffness. She had tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery when she was 3. To get her to eat it, I grind up the pills ...
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Why giving multi-vitamin makes my cat crazy?

My cat was having too much hairfall. My vet gave me multi-vitamins. But whenever I give it to her she goes crazy for the next 24 hours. She starts shouting constantly at the top of her voice, keeps ...
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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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Does medicating an entire tank harm healthy fish?

I have a female guppy, that's been through a lot of stress over the past year. She's moved from my friends overcrowded, unclear green algae tank to mine, has had babies 4 times, has had internal ...
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Unexplained limping

My dog is a rescued Labrador/English mastiff cross, so she's big(but not fat) at 35 ish kg and approximately 8. She has been limping at times which has come and gone. Currently it's quite bad. She ...
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Natural anti-inflammatories for horses

My horse had a serious injury 3 months ago. Her left leg was spiked through to the bone 30 cm long cutting through the muscle and the whole thigh was degloved. Her skin was hanging around her knee. ...
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URGENT! Obstipation + toxic antibiotic intake!

My bunny has constipation for last couple days, last night I noticed she has a wobbly tooth too (I easily pulled it out-root was necrotic with a little pus inside) so in panic and fear of formation of ...
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What to do with a constipated cat?

My cat is constipated and it's giving her hard time in the litter box. Her stomach is hard, but not at an exaggerating point. She had this issue before when she was a little kitten so I used to give ...
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Antibiotics mixed with yogurt on Sinclac containing bacteria cultures?

I was wondering, since antibiotics fight against bacteria, then if I give my rat an antibiotic mixed with yogurt (containing for instance Lactobacillus bulgaricus) or Nestle Sinlac (containing ...
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Cat having diarrhea as medicine side effect

My cat was vomiting. The doctor pushed an injection and gave Cefpodoxime oral suspension as anti biotic. But the cat is now having diarrhoea as side effect. What should I do?
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Stress relief of parakeets? Is vegetable glycerine safe for parakeets/ small birds?

I just brought home a baby parakeet. I know the typical recommendation for having a parakeet is either provide it with enough attention that it accepts you as it's flock or give it a buddy. My ...
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How to deal with accidental overdose of antibiotics on a cat?

Last week I rescued a badly injured cat from the streets and have been since taking care of him. He's not playful or aggressive or have any cat-like attitude in him at all, which was worrying me. But ...
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Cat has wounds behind his ears

My cat has wounds behind his ears. There are no good vets that specializes in cats around my area. What should I do? He is a 2 year old persian. Here is a photo He is an outdoor cat. We also have ...
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Managing kidney disease in dogs?

I've a 9 yrs old GSD female. She has been suffering from kidney disease since last couple of months. Medication is going on. But her physical condition is getting bad. Is there any way that I can give ...
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How do I make veterniary syrup?

My cat was prescribed Metronidizole/Flagyl tablets and they taste horrific. I know there are compounding pharmacies that use veterinary syrup and would like to find a recipe. The veterinary syrup is ...
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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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My elderly cat is an expert at not taking pills

So, I have an elderly cat (14-year-old Russian blue). As he is getting advanced in years he is having more and more medical problems and needs to take a course of pills once a year or so for one thing ...
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Can I crush Baytril pills?

I have 22mg Baytril (enrofloxacin, antibiotic) pills for a cat, administered twice daily. Can I crush this pill? I do not see any info about it having any sort of timed-release coatings or anything. ...
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Can Atopica capsules for dogs be given to cats?

I struggle getting Atopica liquid into my cat so my vet game me the capsules for dogs, but I read on the package it only meant to be used for dogs. Is it safe for my cat?
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Feline hyperaldosteronism (Conn's disease) alternative treatment options

I have a cat, male, 15 years, previously otherwise healthy (until yesterday he's always been active, healthy weight, energy level about the same as a 7-8 year old) except for a heart murmur since ...
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How do I take care of a cat with a cold?

I believe my cat has come down with a cold. I have had a light cold for the last week or so, and unfortunately I think I may have passed it onto her as she started sneezing regularly a few days ago. ...
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Swelling of the cloaca

I currently have a Green Tree Python that is about 3 feet long and still has the yellow juvenile colors. The cage is kept at about 55-60% humidity and a temperature of about 85° F. The snake's cloaca ...
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Temaril-P and agression in dogs

My 5 month old Keeshond puppy is taking Temaril-P and has been exhibiting some aggression (VERY out of character for her). The vet said she will be back to normal once the steroids are out of her ...
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How can I treat mosquito allergy in cats?

I have two cats who have an allergy to mosquitoes. It creates scab-like sores on their noses and ears that bleed easily. The vet gave me this stuff called Ovitrol to put on their heads with a cotton ...
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I'm Having Difficulty Giving My Dog His Insulin Shots

My dog is an 11 year old chihuahua mix. He was diagnosed with diabetes back in 2012. We have been giving him insulin shots twice a day, one in the morning and one at night since 2012. He visits the ...
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Can't find fish disease, Fish body Poped Up

It's sometime since my fish body poped up with color of white, and then it's tail some how more blody, i asked someone and send picture he didn't reply, so i went to store yesterday, and he replied to ...
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My pet has a superficial wound on his foot. He's limping. How can I relieve his pain and cover the wound from infection?

I took my Weimaraners, Cain and Abel for a late night walk last night. Not sure how but Abel hurt himself. He has a wound on his front, left leg and a slight limp. Don't want to wrap it with anything ...
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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

(I run a small cat sanctuary and am currently between vets. I'm trying to learn to do some basic treating on my own. I know when a cat is sick enough to call a vet so please don't just tell me to go ...
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How to disinfect nets and siphon tubing for tropical fish?

I am losing fish every day, originally an ich infection, which appears to be treated. Now I am treating the survivors with Tetracyline because they are dying with red streaks on them. What is the best ...
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Should I get my baby cottontail rabbit who is extremely domesticated neutered?

I know it is very risky to get a rabbit neutered. My baby is wild but acts very domesticated. He has his own bedroom and it is right next to my bedroom. He gets loads of attention and lots of ...
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Dog cancer treatment options

I have a really old dog,about fourteen or so,covered in tumors. I got her when I was four. I'm 18 now. She's gotten progressively worse lately. As in,within the past month or so, new tumors have ...
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Dog ate cough-suppressant candy (made for humans)

Situation An incompetent relative of mine (I'm not sure who) left a cough candy in its wrapper unattended. All my relatives left the house, and I'm staying with the dog. Apparently, the dog got ...
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What is the active ingredient in oral anti-tick medication?

I've used collars and the oil you drop on the skin that get's absorbed into the bloodstream thereby killing the ticks. I have noticed my older lab does not react well the topical treatment. She get'...
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Can creatinine levels be lowered in dogs?

My 21-month-old Cane Corso has been diagnosed with elevated creatinine levels, they are currently at 2.2. I have purchased a kidney function supplement, but am curious about what my success will be ...
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How to treat a torn iguana toe nail?

Today when I picked up my iguana I noticed that his nail is almost off his toe but still attached, and there's blood on it, and the toe might be broken because I noticed that he keeps his hands off ...
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How to tell if worming medication was effective?

Are there any 'clues' to confirm that worming medication has worked and my cat doesn't have worms? (My cat goes to the toilet outside so I can't check for 'poo-clues', if that even is a way :D )
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Why is my cat drooling on simbadol?

Over the weekend my cat (10 years old, female, spayed) developed some kind of urinary problem (she was going to the litter box every 5 minutes, only producing a few drops). She went to the vet on ...
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How can I determine if a probiotic product has ingredients that will be helpful to a GI illness?

My friend has an elderly (female, spayed) cat who has developed a GI problem (diarrhea + scooting). They are going through all of the veterinary recommended tests and treatments, but while waiting ...
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Cat has lump between his shoulder blades [closed]

My cat has a lump in between his shoulder blades that I shortly after he was neutered. I took him to the vet and he prescribed Practin (twice daily), Melonex (twice), and Dexona (once) for 5 days. ...
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Nicotine based treatments for animals?

The Australian Poisons Standard mentions: NICOTINE (is allowed) in preparations containing 3 per cent or less of nicotine when labelled and packed for the treatment of animals. What medications or ...
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Yorkshire encephalitis medications and Turmeric

I have a 6 y.o. Yorkshire and he was diagnosed with Yorkshire encephalitis ~8 months ago. I read very good things about Turmeric and sea weeds for encephalitis, and I wonder if it can be mixed with ...
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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 ...