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My 11 year old female Maine coon is losing weight. She

my 11 year old female Maine coon is losing weight . She drinks a great deal of water and is listless. She has begun to have difficulty using the litter boxJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the Maine. What is the Maine's name?Customer: Independence (Indy for short)JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Independence?Customer: Shestays near her water fountain and food bowl but does not eat--drinks water--her nose is moist and wet. she does not appear to be in pain when her tummy is touched

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Dr. Meghan, I talked to you a day or two about about my

Dr. Meghan,I talked to you a day or two about about my Maine Coon cat, Sybonet. She went to a new vet yesterday. While there she was, she was sedated in order to get an x-ray. When I came home, I was directed to give her Buprenex. I have given her three doses: 1 last night and 2 today. She has not been interested in either food or water. She has taken a a couple of licks of water and maybe 5 treats. Is there anything I can do to get her to eat or drink. Or, just let her rest?

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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What medication would you recommend for a 16 year old female

What medication would you recommend for a 16 year old female Maine Coon cat with arthritis in her hind quarters?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the Maine?Customer: She can't jump and her back legs give out periodically.JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Her vet has diagnosed arthritis. She has taken an inflammatory (Metacam?) which hasn't seen to help.JA: What is the Maine's name?Customer: SybonetJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Sybonet?Customer: Yes, she takes a daily dose of Methimazole.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

610 satisfied customers
What cat food is the best for cats among super premium ones?

What cat food is the best for cats among super premium ones ? I would like not only dry, but also wet (canned) food for my cat. Ideally from the same manufacturer.He is a 15 months Maine coon, sterilized.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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I have a 16.5 yr old lady, Maine Coon, and her legs in this

Hi! I have a 16.5 yr old lady, Maine Coon, and her legs in this past week have gotten weaker. She doesn't seem to be eating as much and has been sleeping a great deal. She's still very affectionate and gets around somewhat, but rather wobbly. Her legs are cool to touch, as are her ears. Also, her sister, same litter, passed away the beginning of autumn last year. I'm thinking it's a matter of time before we need to put her to sleep. Or just let her pass here at home when she decides. Ugh. I hate this kind of decision.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the Maine. What is the Maine's name and age?Customer: Her name is ***** ***** she's 16 and a half. Very important, that half.😉JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jazmyn?Customer: Other than her own version of GERD, she's been very healthy. She's currently on Science Hill dry food, age defying for indoor cats, and has been almost since we got she and her sister, about almost four years ago. We've got water for her in several places around the house, and are fairly well trained in keeping them fresh. One of their waters is a fountain-style dish.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

610 satisfied customers
I have a haried Maine Coon cat. These past couple of days,

I have a long haried Maine Coon cat. These past couple of days, she's been coughing like she has a hairball, but as soon as she gets the hairball up she swallows it back down. I tried to grab it before she could swallow it, but she wouldn't let me. What do I need to do to help her? She has done this about 7 times in the past 4 or 5 days.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the Maine will be able to digest that. What is the Maine's name?Customer: CookieJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cookie?Customer: No

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Dr. Alleyne

Veterinary associate

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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If a cat has warm ears and a warm nose, is he sick? He was

If a cat has warm ears and a warm nose, is he sick? He was missing for 24 days and was apparently shut into a local barn all that time. He is nothing but skin and bones, but is eating and drinking okay.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?Customer: SkitterJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Skitter?Customer: He seems to be gaining back some weight, but sleeps most of the time. We pet him on the head, but pretty much leave him alone. He is part Maine Coon.

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Lisa

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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How do i use fluticasone on my cat, She is congested

How do i use fluticasone on my catJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your cat?Customer: She is congested coughing and wheezingJA: Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the cat's name and age?Customer: She is a on and half year old main coon named novaJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about nova?Customer: I just want to make her feel better

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

610 satisfied customers
My 6 year old male Maine coon cat was diagnosed with a UTI

My 6 year old male Maine coon cat was diagnosed with a UTI yesterday by our Vet. She gave him a shot of antibiotics (Convenia) which is a "7-day dose". This was yesterday at approx 11:30am. But today (Sun @ 3:30pm) he is still straining to urinate. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Sorry -- my name is Lisa. I wrote the issue above. Can you tell me about my question please

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Dr. John

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