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My dog has been ill and has crystals in her urine.

Friday, January 17th, 2014

My dog has been ill and has crystals in her urine that keeps coming back. She is on three meds: reglan, cephalexin, anduroeze.  She seems fine for a little while in the day then seems in pain. Please help. – Veronica

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Can I use cat ear mite treatment to kill the mites on the birds?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

I rescued these 3 birds and they all have mites. I need to know a very simple solution to kill the mites. Never had any birds with this problem before. Could I bathe them in dawn dish detergent like I do my cats and dog when they have fleas? Can I use cat ear mite treatment to kill the mites on the birds and can humans catch mites from parakeets?

Thanks,
Emily

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My rabbits ate food that had weevil larva in it. Will they be okay?

Monday, January 13th, 2014

I have thrown out the food and found the source of the weevils, but I noticed some weevil larva in the food before I threw it out. Will my rabbits be alright, or could this cause some intestinal or other health problems? Please help. I’m worried. – Venus

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I got my cat neutered and he is still aggressive?

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

I got my 16 month old male cat neutered because he started spraying and is very aggressive towards my female cats. I have no other male cats. I got him neutered last week and he is still acting aggressive towards my other cats, chasing them around and not leaving them alone. Will he eventually stop this now that he’s neutered?

Thanks.
Aiden

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How should my border collie with pancreatitis be kept up at home?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

I found our today my 2 year old border collie has a mild case of pancreatitis.    She stayed in the vet for several hours getting fluids and some medicine into her body. Now we are at home and I feel that I need to do more for her. She still is very tired and lounging around. A little bit of nausea as well. Any suggestion?

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What happened to my African Pygmy Hedgehog?

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

This is a summary of the post mortemfindings I got from my vet:

The African pygmy hedgehog had a prostatic cyst lying adjacent to theprostate gland, urethra and urinary bladder. This cyst was benign but may have exerted pressure on the urethra and thus is likely to be responsiblefor the urinary obstruction identified clinically in this animal. The hedgehog also had a parathyroid adenocarcinoma that had metastasised tothe spleen. There was evidence of enlargement of the heart and markedpulmonary congestion and oedema. There was a moderate to marked degree ofbiliary hyperplasia in the liver.

Can a vet translate this to me in layman terms ?

Please help.

Sandra

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Should I worry about a nosebleed on my old gelding?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

I have a 19 year old paint gelding who has had occasional nose bleeds for about 10 years now. They usually last a day or so and are not usually excercise induced. He is a kids horse and is not ridden much. He has had a bleed for over a week now, just a drip but looks bad on his white nose. Should I be worried?

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Is my Albino parakeet light sensitive to direct sunlight?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

I recently bought an albino parakeet and I want to hang her cage outside sometimes to get some heat and sun. But because she’s albino, I don’t know if the light is bad for her or not. Please help!

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Can ferrets catch any diseases from pet rats?

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

I have a pet rat and 2 ferrets. My rat’s cage is pretty near the ferret cage. We keep her very clean, but I think she has something wrong with her. She has a huge lump on her abdomen. She’s 3 years old, and I lost her sister to a tumor about a year ago so I’m pretty sure this is the same, but at the same time I’m worried she may have some kind of disease that she could pass along to my ferrets. Is that possible?

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Why has my dog developed a taste for deer droppings?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

My dog snacks on it whenever he can find it. I’m not really sure why though. He eats Innova dog food. Could it have something to do with cold weather?

Thank you,

Marian – Lawton, OK

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