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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 humans. The process will take a few days (maybe two weeks) but is rather simple. Put his carrier somewhere where he likes to be every day. Put some yummy treat ...


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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 on whether the owner is in receipt of certain government/council benefits: Pension credit (not the standard state retirement pension) Housing benefit Income ...


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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, there are some situations that involve animals that would still be considered a situation for calling emergency services, such as: An animal attacking or ...


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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 instead. The advice when it comes to cow milk seems to agree that cow milk isn't good for kittens due to the high lactose content which will give them diarrhea, ...


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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 them vaccinated, and provide heartworm prevention treatment regularly? When they come it are they clean well groomed, and not showing signs of neglect? Your vet ...


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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 maintenance of the animal as part of their program. All the shelters in my area have vets on staff as full time positions, in my opinion shelter pets are more ...


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The first thing I'd look for is a vet listed as an exotic-pet veterinarian because they're more likely to be able to care for reptiles than a normal veterinarian would be. It might be a different case in bigger cities where vets see a wider variety of animals, but I've not been impressed with the knowledge of non-exotic vets regarding animals other than ...


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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, which is designed to respond to veterinary emergencies and urgent care situations when an animal is not going to receive care due to a small gap in funding. ...


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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 a home visit, I would definitely suggest that. He will be in his familiar turf while having some potentially unpleasant (for him) interaction with the vet. If ...


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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 natural product that reduces stress. It comes in capsules with a powder that you can just sprinkle on top of some wet food. My cat took to it wonderfully and I ...


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The big things that are checked in regular checkups for cats are checking for parasites, checking the teeth, listening to the heart, your cat's eyes, and checking for bumps. Cats aren't necessarily healthier animals than others, even humans, and unfortunately, this myth is a very common one. The same reason YOU should go in for regular checkups with your ...


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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 unless it was an emergency: she had to be sedated to be examined. Some of the things you can do that will help: notify the vet in advance that your cat tends ...


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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 be low cost clinics in your area. There are many options for possible financial assistance; a list of options appears on the website of Cascades Humane Society ...


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So, what happened is called Non-Recognition Aggression. So imagine how threatening it must be for the cat who stayed home to see a cat being let out of the carrier, into her territory, who is carrying unfamiliar scents. In fact, when it comes to not smelling like her normal self, the situation is made worse because the scents are those of a very ...


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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 and can provide instructions on how to make your cat more comfortable. Lower Stress Options for Vet Treatment The least stressful way for a cat to see a vet is ...


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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 (dispensaires), where people with financial difficulties can take appointments for their pets. However, there are only 11 of these structures, unevenly spread on ...


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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 assume there is a female cat somewhere near that your cat would like to mate with. As long as she is in heat, he will yowl for / at her.


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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 needed), we have 4 mL tubes, in which the lab likes us to put at least 1 mL, preferably more. The amount of serum needed will depend on the number of tests you ...


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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 weeks to become as effective as it can be, and it will need to be given repeatedly to have a long term impact. Your best solution may be neuter as suggested by ...


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It's an untreated wound that should be seen by veterinarian. Only a licensed vet can reliably diagnose what kind of wound this is. If the dog continues to pay attention to it it clearly still affects the animal and further long term damage or harm should be mitigated as soon as possible.


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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 be able to see this yourself. Your pet might not even show signs of pain and still have an internal injury. It is the same with people. If an high speed impact ...


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It may be a regional thing. Also, the answers and comments you linked to don't specifically mention a time period, so what is meant by "regular" is somewhat open to interpretation. In my area, it's typical to take your cat for a "regular" check-up annually. At this appointment, vaccines will be renewed as appropriate. The cat will be weighed to ensure that ...


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I don't think dogs have an innate fear of going to the vet, but they are very good at picking up on patterns and can easily become fearful given what usually happens at the vet. It's possible that an owner might do things a bit differently when taking the dog to the vet. A dog can pick up even the small things such as if you talk a different way or turn the ...


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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 assistance.


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She can pass it but sometimes it can get lodged - keep an eye on appetite and stool production, a good indication of a blockage would be vomiting, inappetence, diarrhea or stopped making stool all together. Remove bark, avoid substrates - your dragon doesn't need tons of humidity so having soil to retain this doesn't pertain to these guys. Repti-carpet is a ...


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He's just grooming himself, when they wear the collar they can't reach anything so once it comes off it's go time! No concerns as long as the incision is healing nicely :)


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