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Questions tagged [veterinarian]

Use this tag for questions about interacting with a veterinarian (trained medical practitioner including doctors, surgeons, and specialists, and their facilities). For questions about specific injuries or diseases, use those tags.

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Iontophoresis: does this method have any real scientific backing?

My dog has been administered procaine (called Novocain here in Ukraine) via iontophoresis as part of therapy for intervertebral disk disease, but I have serious doubts about this method. It was ...
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How can I help my cat throw up a stuck hairball?

Lots of detail below, but here's the main question: Assuming that a cat has a large hairball and is repeatedly trying to throw it up but failing, and assuming that laxatives have been used but not ...
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FIP fluid too viscous to drain

We have a kitten that's about 5 months old and has been diagnosed with FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis) 12 days ago. Since then she's been on treatment with Prednisolone, antibiotics and, for the ...
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Should I take any precautions after touching a dog with cancer?

Probably a silly question but I’m new to professional pet care, working as a dog sitter and walker, and generally an anxious guy for my own dog. Today I visited a dog with large tumors all over its ...
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Cat suddenly became paralyzed

I brought my 18 year-old cat to the vet because she was getting a little thin. She was otherwise just as affectionate, playful and voracious as she had always been. The vet diagnosed her with ...
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When to take your cat to an emergency vet?

I was wondering what symptoms in a cat indicate it should be immediately seen by an emergency vet? I know obviously if the cat has an injury, or is in obvious distress, but are there any less obvious ...
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Pustules in ears and eyes of an abandoned rabbit (appearance and dissapearance)

He/she recently appeared in the bush of a semi-rural place in Spain. It has been 15 days since my first encounter. He/she was very vivid and did not escape from people. 10 days later, I discovered ...
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How do I check if a dog is vaccinated?

I've started dog sitting, and am really enjoying it. One thing I'd like to know is the best way to check that a client's dogs are vaccinated. Can I ask for the phone number of their vet, and expect ...
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How to feed stray/wild cat

I do not have a pet, but every other day a cat comes to us for food. This has been going on for a month now. In our part of the world (subcontinent), the stray cats/dogs will eat just about anything. ...
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Dog skin disease

my dog has something weird in its skin and i don't know what to do. The vet told me to give him a medicine called amoxil but it didn't help. Here are some photos Any help would be much appreciated. ...
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Injured semi stray cat

I have a semi stray cat. we feed him daily and he goofs around in our backyard for most of the day. However, he seems to be very active now a days and picks up fight with other cats in the mating ...
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Kitten pooping in same spot

My kitten is 7 weeks old and I have had him for a week. He has been using his litter box just fine until yesterday. He disappeared in a corner and I find a pile of poopies. I picked it up and put it ...
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Why is the hair on my dog's back getting much lighter?

I have a doberman and he has a number of issues. My parents refuse to take him to the vet but I think it's something serious. Here are the symptoms. Hair on his back has become much lighter. He has ...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

My pet is sick/injured, and I am afraid the vet bill for treatment will be more than I can afford. How can I access free/low cost sources of veterinary assistance? This a general question per the ...
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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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For 4 years cat refuses to eat same meal twice & yells 24/7

In 2013 we were told our now 19 yr old male cat has pancreatitis. A traveling vet subsequently came to help me administer a med to him. Even she was not successful and told me: "your cat is old. Don't ...
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Is this statement about pets and their food accurate?

...pet parents asking if [brand omitted] is causing any of the following: (a) bloody diarrhea, (b) vomiting, (c) elevated liver enzymes or (d) pancreatitis. The answer is: “No.” ...
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Gecko won't eat

I need help. Recently I've been neglecting my gecko because of something that happened to me that left me emotionally distressed. My gecko used to be healthy, but now he's skinny, squints his eyes, ...
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Most likely cause of hair loss in dogs

I have what I think might be a very good controlled experiment since I have two dogs. They are both Great Pyrenees. One is "mine" a female 7 years old and has a thick impermeable healthy white coat. ...
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Neutering anxiety

My cat was a rescued cat I believe was feral. He loves me but is scared of other people. I want to neuter him soon. How can I reduce his anxiety when I do get him fixed. Also I'm curious what breed(s) ...
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Cause of eye gunk from dogs eye?

I have an American bulldog and she's 2 years old. I've noticed this for some time right now but I just wanted to know. Every time I see her in the morning she would come up to me and rub her head ...
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My bearded dragon ate BARK?

My bearded dragon is about 8 months old and she looks really healthy. I went back to the pet store to get her some more stuff and the shop owner told me to buy Repti Bark for my bearded dragon. (I'm ...
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Any free vet information?

Anyone know of free vet services in the Albion Michigan area? What would be wrong with an indoor cat, with grey goop coming from skin? Recently got outside and got in fight with another animal ...
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When my snake is refusing food how long should I wait before I should worry?

I have had my corn snake for approximately 5 years now. He is normally a very good feeder, strikes for his food and eats well (I feed him one jumbo mouse approximately every 12-14 days). He usually ...
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Ideas about why my dog's prepuce is swollen?

Bear the dog started chewing on his penis a few weeks ago. We noticed that he seemed to be grooming the area excessively, and within a few days, he seemed very lethargic and I noticed that there was ...
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How to deal with dogs dental issues?

My girlfriend has a 6 year old Chihuahua/Pug named Willow. She has HORRIBLE breathe! The worst I have ever smelled in a dog. I always said "this is not normal, go get this checked out", and my ...
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My cat won't stop licking himself?

My cat recently got neutered and must wear the e-collar as he's already ripped open the incision once. Most of the time he's licking the collar trying to get at his wound. That's not the problem. I ...
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My old dog didn't eat

My dog is an old schnauzer, 15 years old to be specific. A week ago we went to the vet for a relatively simple respiratory problem he had and the vet injected an anti-inflammatory and also an ...
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Is this why it took 6 injections and 30 minutes to euthanize our cat?

Our cat suddenly got Feline Aortic Thromboembolism in the middle of the night and we rushed her to an emergency vet as it looked like she was in a lot of pain. At the vet she was given the heaviest ...
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How to help cats forget the vet visit?

Quite consistently, when we come home from their yearly checkup, my girl-cat Hazel gives her brother Harry a thorough cursing in cat -- spitting, growling, a few "stay away from me" pounces and swipes....
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Do animals actually fear veterinarians?

So I saw this article showing pictures of pets being taken to the vet. The pictures show animals actually covering up their faces, dropped ears etc.. and are actually showing negative emotion. But do ...
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How can I find an emergency vet?

Something happened to my pet and I know I need to get to the veterinarian as quickly as I can, but my regular veterinarian is closed! What should I do?
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How should I respond to questions about current vet when filling out an application for a rescue if I do not currently have any pets?

While I have had pets in the past I currently do not have any and as such do not really have a vet to be a reference for me. I notice that most rescue organizations include a request for a vet ...
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After getting a pet from an animal shelter, should I take it to the vet for a checkup?

After I get a dog or cat from an animal shelter, is it good practice to take it to the vet for a general-purpose checkup? Or will this have been taken care of by the shelter? I'm imagining things ...
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Why does this rescue group want to talk to my vet?

In filling out the application to take a new animal, the rescue group asks for information for my current veterinarian. Why do they want that information and what will they ask/tell my veterinarian?
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How can I bring an unwilling cat to the vet?

I'd like to bring my cat to the vet because he has some spots in his eyes (he had this since a long time, actually) and to do a general check-up but my cat is really really aggressive when it comes to ...
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Why should I take a cat to a vet for regular check-ups?

Cats are healthy animals in general, aren't they? Now I just noticed "regular vet check-ups" mentioned twice (only twice - I searched) here in Pets. (link, link) So far I've taken our cats to a vet ...
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How to stop two male cats from fighting after vet visit

I have two male cats. For a few years they were friends until recently when one was sent to the vet for a couple of days. When he returned, the two suddenly became hostile at each other -- especially ...
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Does the United States have requirements or certifications to be classified as an “Exotic Animal Veterinarian”?

An answer from How can I gauge a vet's experience with reptiles? mentions The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, which as best I can tell is a membership organization, not a certifying ...
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How can I gauge a vet's experience with reptiles?

It's come to my attention that not all vets are trained to treat reptiles. Other than the obvious "Do you have a vet trained in treating reptiles?", what are some pertinent questions I can ask a ...