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Is there a way to safely tranquilize my cat, so he does not remember a vet visit?

Maybe a better alternative to picking him up and dragging him to the vet is getting him to go into the carrier on his own volition. It's basically what zoos do with animals that can't be handled by ...
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Semi-feral cat broke a tooth. Should I give her aspirin?

As a veterinarian I would caution against this. Obviously nobody wants this cat to be in pain, but I do not feel that aspirin will provide much benefit and could actually cause some harm. First, ...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

For the UK Blue Cross The Blue Cross offer's free veterinary services in cases where the owner is unable to afford vet's fees. Eligibility is determined via means testing of the owner, this is based ...
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Is Cerenia (maropitant) safe for my cat?

As a vet who sees a lot of cats, Cerenia is one of the most common drugs I turn to for cats these days. It is far superior to many of the other anti-emetics used in the past. It is nice in that it ...
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Is homeopathic treatment proper for cats?

It's worth remembering homeopathy in the Indian context is a little strange, occasionally pulling in aspects of various native medicine, and well, some homespun oddness. Any alternative medical system,...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

For the US Any State The Humane Society maintains a list of nationwide and local organizations that offer veterinary assistance. RedRover has a small grant program called RedRover Relief Urgent Care, ...
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Goldfish behaviour after medication

Treat the fish for Ammonia poisoning If it's been any length of time since you took all the gravel, filter, water out and replaced them, you need to do two things: Check the ammonia levels in your ...
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Is there a way to safely tranquilize my cat, so he does not remember a vet visit?

Most vets offer home visits. Giving cats some sedatives or similar medication to reduce stress is possible. However, dosing is very important and should only be handled by a vet. If your budget allows ...
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Is there a way to safely tranquilize my cat, so he does not remember a vet visit?

I was in a similar situation with my 14-year-old cat a few months ago. Because of the pandemic my vet wasn't able to do a house call, but she advised me to try Zylkene to calm her nerves. It is a ...
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Our dog accidentally ate pimobendan

You should always call your vet as soon as possible when something like this happens. By the time someone on the internet answers, if it was a problem it will likely have resulted in serious effect by ...
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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

A urinalysis can be suggestive of a urinary tract infection, but not necessarily diagnostic. In a free catch urine sample – which I am assuming is what you are collecting – there is a good chance you ...
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How to treat a 20 year old cat with pancreatitis?

You need to ask your vet about the treatment of this. Most of us here are common pet owners, so all I can do is give you some advice. Antibiotics are only an option if your cat has a bacterial ...
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My cat will get mad at me for hours after getting medicine. How do I keep our relationship happy?

After a month, I'm happy to say that my cat and I have a much better time with giving her medicine! She still isn't excited to get medicine, but she doesn't fight me with it anymore. And after being ...
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My elderly cat is an expert at not taking pills

As I'm sure you know, the key is really getting the pill as far back in he mouth right away so they have no choice but to swallow. A pill gun (or piller) my be helpful in this respect, which allows ...
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What to do with a constipated cat?

If your cat cannot produce any stool she needs to be seen by a veterinarian first to rule out the cause of constipation and have an enema performed if necessary. Book a visit today if you can, the ...
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How can I medicate my big, strong cat when I can't get down on the floor?

Day 1: Give her a small treat on surface that's at a convenient height for you to pill her (e.g., a shelf on a cat tree) -- but don't pill her yet. Do this a few times until she is relaxed about the ...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

For France In France, we have the SPA (Société protectrice des animaux), a national-wide association, recognised by the government as of public interest. The SPA maintains a network of dispensaries (...
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Is there a safe dose of vitamin D to give a cat?

I don't like answering my own question, but because I came across this article below and it's slightly different than the answers above, I thought I'd post it as an alternative answer. I also ...
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Can I treat a kitten with medicine (Amoxicillin) that I already have at home?

The only thing you can and should do is to take the kitten to a vet as soon as possible. Never give a pet medication unless it is prescribed by a vet and it is for the specific animal and for the ...
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Cat - how much time do anti-heat injections take to start having an effect?

Note, this is not a direct answer to your question, but will address the yowling. If you have a male cat and do not intent to breed with it, please neuter him. Pro's and cons of neutering. And I ...
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I'm having trouble giving my cat liquid meds with a syringe

If the medicine can be administered with a syringe (without a needle) then the easiest method is actually sliding the syringe tip along the inside of the cheek, to the back of the mouth (right behind ...
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My cat seems to think he is being punished due to being bandaged. How can i convince him it is not a punishment?

The concepts of "punishment" and "for your own good" are much too abstract for a cat to grasp. It's much more likely your cat is behaving this way due to having something on it that it can't remove. ...
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Are there any natural meds for cat flu?

"Flu like" upper respiratory symptoms in cats can be caused buy a variety of viruses, some dangerous and requiring veterinary attention, others fairly harmless and will pass in time just like the ...
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Discharge from single nostril on feline

I second the recommendation to take your cat back to the vet for further evaluation. If there is discharge from both nostrils then it is more likely an upper respiratory infection (viral or bacterial) ...
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What are all of the preventative medications dogs need?

I know this answer might be unpopular, but the one person who knows best what your dog needs is a vet. As we established in the comments, this is an international community, so the environments our ...
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Is Cerenia (maropitant) safe for my cat?

It's safe to administer Cerenia tablets, but only when prescribed by a veterinarian. According to https://allaboutcats.com/cerenia-for-cats, Cerenia tablets aren't formally licensed for use with cats, ...
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Amoxicillin dosage and length of treatment for cat?

The strips can be VERY misleading, you may not even have a UTI if you're only looking at the strips and not under the microscope. I find the white blood cell mark is always inaccurate in cats. A ...
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How to recover a dog from maggots?

He needs to go to a veterinarian to assess the damage, you will need a prescription antiparasitic as well as antibiotics and pain meds. They will be able to handle an aggressive dog.
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

Yes and No. Revolution (Selamectin) controls tick infestations only due to the American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), a tick commonly found on dogs. There are other common species of ticks that ...
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I can't afford vet treatment, what are my options?

A general answer for several countries. If you happen to live close to a veterinary school you might ask there if they can use your pet in the education of new vets. This is mostly for surgery and ...
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