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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

I took her to a good vet today. She checked her, found that she was blind, but she was responding to sounds well. She was pacing in circles when she got stressed. Today with this new knowledge, I ...
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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

BEWARE OF RABIES! DANGER TO LIFE The symptoms you describe, the lack of motor control, the unawareness, staring into nothing, not being able to drink and eat on her own, could all be symptoms of ...
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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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Would it be considered inappropriate or even illegal to call 911 if I find my cat or dog in a critical state?

Do not call 911 for a medical emergency involving treatment for pets. Emergency responders are generally not trained or equipped for veterinary medicine, so they will not be able to help you. However,...
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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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Feeding 25-day-old kittens with buffalo's milk in addition to mother's milk

It's difficult to find advice specific to buffalo milk, but I think it's likely the advice would be buffalo milk is not good for kittens, and if you need to supplement their diet, use kitten formula ...
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After getting a pet from an animal shelter, should I take it to the vet for a checkup?

You should take your new pet to your vet for a healthy pet check up, regardless of where you got it. Many shelters (all that I work with) will have vet checked your pet as part of the intake and ...
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Why does this rescue group want to talk to my vet?

First we want to know that you have thought about your pets medical needs. And your vet probably has a pretty good idea of how you treat your pets. Do you bring them in for regular check ups, get ...
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Prevent injured cat from biting & scratching people during vet exam

I am a vet who sees a lot of cats each day. To examine a cat who tends to bite or scratch, there are a few things I do commonly: Go slow and gentle. Cats don't like sudden movement. Let the cat ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I bring an unwilling cat to the vet?

This is almost certainly a fear reaction, not "aggression". Cats tend to find vet surgeries extremely stressful, frightening places. I had one who was so bad my husband and I simply didn't take her ...
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What size is the vial vets use to take the blood of a domestic cat?

The vials do come in different sizes and I suspect will vary by manufacturer and laboratory. Easier to answer is the amount of blood needed for various tests. To run chemistries (usually serum is ...
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Is it possible for a physics major to get admission in a vet school?

Yes – having a more uncommon major may help your application stand out among all the biology or animal science majors. It may obviously vary somewhat depending on the exact school you apply to. The ...
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Any free vet information?

Veterinary services are never free. Someone always pays, whether that be a charitable institution, or the veterinarian themselves. Nowhere will offer you veterinary treatment for free, but there may ...
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For 4 years cat refuses to eat same meal twice & yells 24/7

The advice to not take your cat to the vet was not good advice. Your cat is likely suffering from a combination of physical and mental health conditions. Only your vet can be sure what is happening ...
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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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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 accidentally hit my cat with a hockey ball. Do I have to go to the vet?

If your pet is ever hit by a object at high speed, you need to take it to the vet. It does not matter if the object is soft or hard. When it comes at a high speed damage might happen. You will not ...
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Would it be considered inappropriate or even illegal to call 911 if I find my cat or dog in a critical state?

I don't know whether it would be illegal, I'm not a lawyer and I'm not giving you legal advice, but as for just calling once and asking for help - personally I don't think so. It's completely natural ...
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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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Cat - how much time do anti-heat injections take to start having an effect?

It is not clear from your description which drug was used for the "anti heat injection". But some of them can be partially effective for male cats. I would imagine it could take several ...
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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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A cat was potentially exposed to parasites, when should I go to a vet?

I propose a different approach: preventively treat the cat against intestinal worms and only go to the vet if s/he shows any signs of illness. If the cat ate those animals, intestinal worms are the ...
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vet recommended surgery to fix something that doesn't seem to be causing dog any pain

Though I am not any sort of vet, I think it's reasonably likely the diagnosis is correct due to the following facts: It's a common condition in toy breeds which includes yorkies. The dog might not ...
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How can I find an emergency vet?

Simply call your regular one. Most (if not all) should have an alternative/emergency number on their answering machine, which you should be able to call. If that doesn't work call the directory ...
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