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Why is my cat drinking too much water than usual. Help!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I have 2 year old cat. He is in and out of the house. Lately, my  cat is drinking almost 1.5 cups of water per day. The only reason I can think of is that it is cold outside and with the heat on, my apartment is very dry. Could be the lack of humidity the reason for his thirst? Or should I be more concerned that he has a health problem.  Please help!   – James

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Could mice and roborovski dwarf hamsters live together without health problems?

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I have 3 mice and two dwarf hamsters in separate cages and was wondering if there could be any health problems in connecting their cages so they could live together? They get along fine when I have them sitting in my hands or when I let them run around in the bath tub.  They don’t fight or even play fight. I have 2 Critter trail cages and I can easily connect them. I thought it would be fun to experiment but wanted to make sure that combining two species in the same environment wouldn’t cause health problems. Thanks!

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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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