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

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Diabetic dogs insulin injection intervals

Our dog is diabetic. We were told to inject insulin twice a day in 12 hr intervals. We do 8am and 8pm. If we wished to have an evening out would 7 pm cause a problem?
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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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Giving a dog a bigger capsule -or can I break open and mix a mulitvitamin with food

My dog's generally pretty good about being pilled. However, with bigger pills, he tends to chew, and in the case of the multivitamin he's getting (sangobion), results in a fair amount of the powder in ...
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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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Should I feed my cats extra (while they're on a medication that increases their appetite)?

My cats were recently diagnosed with an infestation of cheyletiella mites. As part of the treatment, the veternarian dermatologist (who diagnosed them) gave them each a shot of methylprednisolone to ...
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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 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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Topical disinfectant safe for dogs

Our cocker spaniel has a little sore patch between two of her toes (caused by abrasion from something that got stuck between them). It doesn't seem vet-worthy but we would like to put a topical ...
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Accidentally gave dose of antibiotic 8 hours early, 4 hours after the last. What should I do?

About a week and a half ago I adopted a kitten from a shelter. Within the first week he began showing signs of an eye infection. Quite severe by my standards, but I’m not a vet. I took him to the vet ...
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What are some good treatments to help a horse with strangles?

It looks as though one of my horses has strangles. I'm not looking for a substitution for veterinary care, I'm wanting to know of any home made remedies to relief the symptoms and help her cope with ...
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Are the dead maggots in a wound dangerous to the dog?

I have 2 month old German Shepherd puppy which had a wound on her head and maggots inside her wound. I have consulted with a vet and they treated her with injection and a spray. She is fine now and ...
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My cat is afraid of me and plays aggressively

I recently adopted a 1 and a half month old cat. He was very calm and friendly when I first brought him home and he would sleep on everyone's lap. So I took him to the vet to get him checked and make ...
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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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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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What is the difference between salmon/fish oil for a cat and a human?

One of my cats is suffering from a nasty bought of dry skin. He's a new adoptee, and is quite overweight. I am feeding him a healthy amount of wet food, and although he has access to free feeding of ...
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Can you dilute antibiotics with water just prior to administering?

My vet gave me an antibiotic for my rabbit to take over the next 14 days. I know it tastes horrible especially with the nasty cherry flavoring they add to it and decided to dilute each dose 1:1 with ...
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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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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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Is okay for my dog to not eat or excrete waste while receiving Buprenex for pain relief?

My dog has an inflamed knee and her veterinarian recommended she undergo surgery to fix the cause of the inflammation. For now the doctor gave me a supply of Buprenex for pain management. While she's ...
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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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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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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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Is Rehmannia safe for dogs? Is it effective for arthritis?

Our 8 year old dog - a suspected doberman/labrador mix - has recently been diagnosed with arthritis in his back and rear legs. Our veterinarian has prescribed Rimadyl, which has seemed to help his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Serious flea problems with my dog [duplicate]

History of the problem I have a lot of problems getting rid of the fleas which torture my dog (A year and a half Yorkie :) ). First a brief history + info on what we have tried and what ware the ...
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How successful is Cancer treatment? [closed]

About 3 years ago, my cat was diagnosed with Cancer (Lymphoma). The vet told us that if we went with surgery, the best we could hope for is another year or two before it returned. She was 10 years ...
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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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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 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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What antibiotics should not be given to a rabbit?

My vet mentioned that not all antibiotics are safe for rabbits. Which antibiotics should not be given to a rabbit? What are the adverse effects? Note I would like to also ask if there is antidote ...
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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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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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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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Will ichthyophthiriasis medicine harm my betta if he doesnt actually have ich?

A few days ago I noticed a spot on my betta's side just next to his gills. It wasn't completely white in color but definitely lighter than the rest of his body. I tested his water and there was an ...
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Clavamox possible overdose

My 15 year old female cat is being treated for suspected UTI. 62.5 mg tablet twice daily (every 12 hours). Despite sitting with her for 1/2 hour to make sure she didn't expel it, and I was sure she ...
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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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How to treat injured female pigeon?

5 days before, I had seen one pigeon was walking lame in my home's balcony. I could not understand what happened to her. I put her in big box. I have been treating her by giving Arnica-30 homeopathy ...
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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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Gentamicin drops safe for 4 week kitten?

I have a 4 week old kitten that has one of it's eyes stuck shut. It Looks like the feline equivalent of pink eye. I have some gentamicin sulfate eye drops from when one of my other cats had an ...
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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 ...