My dog started to develop to yellowish drainage coming from
My dog started to develop green to yellowish drainage coming from his eyes as well as a foul infectious smell coming from his mouth..This was after he was potentially exposed to something at a doggy daycare that notified customers that there was bordatella going around..He had a bad cough for a day but thankfully that went away on its own however the eye drainage and the foul smell persisted..I took him to my vet and she prescribed clindamycin twice a day.My question is how soon should I expect to see relief of symptoms..It has been about 8 days and he still has a very small amount of drainage but not as bad..He eats drinks and plays as if nothing is wrong..
Nursing mother cat with 5 week old kittens threw up her meal
nursing mother cat with 5 week old kittens threw up her meal this afternoon. Not interested in eating/drinking. Sitting on bed away from kitttens, temp 104.7. One nipple may feel a bit hard but may just be that she has not nursed all day. Should I give antibiotic/ Which and what dose 7 pound cat.
I took my 8 year old golden to the vet yesterday to have her
I took my 8 year old golden to the vet yesterday to have her look at a growth on the side of his head and two less worrisome growths. She said one was a wart, the other a skin tab and neither an issue. The growth on the side of his head she thought could be a wart as well, but wasn't sure and recommended removal and lab analysis. No problem, but the cost is very high...With his age she wants to do pre-surgical blood work (CBC/Chem 17 at $155). Remove all three growths for $250 plus anesthesia $260. And then the lab "Idexx Biopsy/Histopath 1 site" for $187.With the rest of the charges (IV & fluids $87, injections Clindamycin& Metacam $68, Simplicef& Tramadol $112) the estimate is up over $1100.AND, she recommends an Ultrasonic Scale/Polish 1 at $98, since he will be under anesthesia. "Total may vary between $1238.46 and 1418.46". Ouch.Does this seem reasonable? Can I/should I call other vets for comparisons? He is my best buddy but this will really be difficult to pay and I don't want to have him or me go through all this unnecessarily. The side growth does look like it could be a wart after looking at pictures on the Internet. Would it be acceptable to try some of the at home wart removal methods I see?Thank you for your advise and input!!
My dog has a very bad heart. My vet didn't think he'd live a
My dog has a very bad heart. My vet didn't think he'd live a month. It's been two years! His teeth are very bad but my vet says anesthesia is not an option. It's hard to be near him his breath is so bad. Is there anything I can do at home to help? I'm afraid of brushing to much or letting him chew because it might realse to mush bacteria into him.
I am a breeder of Airedales. The puppies are now 13 weeks
Good morning. I am a breeder of Airedales. The puppies are now 13 weeks old all puppies are healthy but last 3 of 2 I have sold. For the past three weeks they have had diarrhea. I have had stool samples checked...nothing growing. They have horrible diarrhea. Gaining weight, playing, eating. The new owners are angry. Have been treated with panacur, flagyl, probiotics.... Giardia, worms, coccidiosis,...nothing is growing, but this continues. My vet wants to finish this course of panacur and flagyl...then go on to clindamycin for 10 days. I do not have a ton of money..what do you think is going on
My five month old Vizsla puppy has come down with a sudden
Hello - my five month old Vizsla puppy has come down with a sudden case of lethargy, hind leg stiffness, and severe diarrhea. She has no issues when we touch her legs and is not vomiting. It has been 6 hours and her hind leg stiffness is getting worse. Any idea what this is?
He has kennel cough, Chi...4 months old, I am a breeder. I
He has kennel coughJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Chi...4 months oldJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chi?Customer: I am a breeder. I just got him yesterday...the cough was not apparent until today..of course my vet was closed by then
My senior pointer had several infected teeth extracted two
Hello, my senior pointer had several infected teeth extracted two days ago. He was doing ok until today. Doesn't want to eat. Hasn't eaten anything today. Is drooling.and now has a rectal temp of f04.9. I've given him a tramadol and just now gave him a 500 mg Cephalexin. Is there anything else I can do for him? Do I need to get him to an emergency clinic?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: I don't think so. He seem to be drinking a little.JA: What is the dog's name?Customer: Buddy
My dog had a limp so we took him to the vet. The vet
My dog had a limp so we took him to the vet. The vet prescribed him medications but he has gotten a lot worse/ acting differently and I am wondering if the medications are right and if this is normal (and he is getting better?)
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