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    How big was the bone? If you are noticing signs...

    How big was the bone?
    If you are noticing signs of a blockage (ie vomiting, not passing stool, not wanting to eat, or vomiting right after eating/drinking, discomfort in her abdomen, etc), take her...
  2. Question: New born kitten

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    If you are worried, bring the mom and all the...

    If you are worried, bring the mom and all the kittens with you to the vet.
  3. Always a good idea to rule out infection. I'd...

    Always a good idea to rule out infection. I'd book an appointment. If it is not an infection you may be dealing with an incontinence issue, though she seems awfully young...
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    Hundreds of thousands of Pitbulls are put to...

    Hundreds of thousands of Pitbulls are put to sleep in shelters each year. You are breeding the most over bred dog in the country.
    Here is some reading for you in regards to letting your kids...
  5. You need to go get her diagnosed. There are a few...

    You need to go get her diagnosed. There are a few things that can appear similar to ringworm, and that may be why your treatment isn't working.
    Small cases of ringworm can be treated with a shampoo...
  6. Question: Knuckling Doxie

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    Unfortunately SO many Daschunds have back issues....

    Unfortunately SO many Daschunds have back issues. Even ones that come from great breeders can have it happen. The only way to really avoid it is to get a different breed, unfortunately.
  7. Question: Shadow's health

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    If he's limping, he's sore. If the above doesn't...

    If he's limping, he's sore.
    If the above doesn't work, it would be worth getting an rx for an NSAID like Metacam, Rimadyl or Deramaxx from your clinic.
    Edit: Assuming this is a cat? The above work...
  8. Your dog is small like a mini schnauzer because...

    Your dog is small like a mini schnauzer because it is a puppy. Labs are medium-large breed dogs. Expect this dog to get to be more than 50lbs.
  9. If you are having to do payment plans, you are...

    If you are having to do payment plans, you are not financially ready for more than one dog.
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    Did your vet advise you to use Benadryl? If so,...

    Did your vet advise you to use Benadryl?
    If so, I'd assume it is for seasonal allergies. If Benadryl isn't working, you need to talk to your vet about switching to more of a 'big gun'.
  11. Question: Thyroid in dogs

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    Dogs usually have hypothyroidism, which makes...

    Dogs usually have hypothyroidism, which makes them generally overweight and slow. Cats are more prone to hyperthyroidism, which makes them eat constantly but not gain any weight.
    I think going to a...
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    How did you react to him pooping inside? Are you...

    How did you react to him pooping inside? Are you with him out in the yard?
    Anal gland issues don't have much to do with pooping around the house.
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    If you are located in Canada:...

    If you are located in Canada: https://www.petcard.ca/

    If you are located in the US: Veterinary Financing | Healthcare Financing | CareCredit

    This dog needs a vet. When you got a puppy you...
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    Just did an extensive dental + extractions on a...

    Just did an extensive dental + extractions on a 15 year old Golden today. Most of the surgeries in the geriatric larger breed dogs are removal of cancerous growths or dentals. Did do a cruciate...
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    I have done anesthesia on a 21 year old cocker....

    I have done anesthesia on a 21 year old cocker. We have done surgery on plenty of 14 year old labs! (not like this sounds like the dog needs surgery in any sense of the word...)

    When to take to...
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    Going out in the rain is part of owning a dog! My...

    Going out in the rain is part of owning a dog! My mothers 3lb Chihuahua would go out in the winter! Paper training a dog just leads to confusion and most likely, accidents around the house (going on...
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    Yard size is negligble in my opinion. I have a...

    Yard size is negligble in my opinion. I have a high energy terrier and a Great Dane, and I have no yard. It's all in how you exercise and stimulate them mentally.
  18. Apparently, I am just blind. :)

    Apparently, I am just blind. :)
  19. Is your dog neutered? Time to head back. Could...

    Is your dog neutered?
    Time to head back. Could be a lot of things, like balanitis or balanoposthitis, which are inflammations of the penis or prepuce. It could also be inflammation of the prostate....
  20. Your dog is very sick. Please take it to the vet.

    Your dog is very sick. Please take it to the vet.
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    Yes, your dog needs to see a vet. Ten DAYS? I...

    Yes, your dog needs to see a vet. Ten DAYS? I would have brought her in after 24 hours of bleeding. You need to get her checked out to make sure there is no serious damage happening.
  22. If you are unsure if you can afford the cost of...

    If you are unsure if you can afford the cost of an initial vet visit, you should reconsider getting a kitten. Nothing is free. Kittens require several sets of vaccines over a few months. They also...
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    Using pee pads are just going to confuse your...

    Using pee pads are just going to confuse your dog. How often is this dog going outside? You are most likely going to have to start from scratch. Outside after eating, after playing, after drinking,...
  24. Question: Sick boxer

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    Your dog needs to see a vet. Here is a way to...

    Your dog needs to see a vet. Here is a way to help pay for vet care if you are in the US. Pet Credit Card - Veterinary Payment Options | CareCredit™
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    Most likely fleas. Please go to the vet for...

    Most likely fleas.
    Please go to the vet for prevention. Do not under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES get flea medication for a cat over the counter from box stores, etc. Especially not zodiac or hartz. Google...
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    This isn't too uncommon with mast cell tumours....

    This isn't too uncommon with mast cell tumours. Did you get it sent off to be analyzed for grading?
  27. Pancreatitis is extremely painful. This dog...

    Pancreatitis is extremely painful. This dog should be hospitalized and on pain medication.
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    On the prey drive note, my Dane has INSANE prey...

    On the prey drive note, my Dane has INSANE prey drive. Granted he doesn't go after my cats (they tuned him in real fast), but he has a very intense drive to course small animals while outside. There...
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    Danes are people dogs. My dog is always with us....

    Danes are people dogs. My dog is always with us. He has to be in the same room as us. Is your dog outside when you are home, too? A breed like that, left outside and away from constant human contact...
  30. Question: Dogs itchy butt

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    You can, but I would suggest taking your dog to...

    You can, but I would suggest taking your dog to the vet and having them show you how to properly do it. Done improperly can cause damage.
  31. My immediate thought is something like bloat. ...

    My immediate thought is something like bloat.

    You need to go to the vet. Even if it isn't something like bloat, it could be something serious and you will never know until you see a vet.
  32. Has bloodwork been done?

    Has bloodwork been done?
  33. Question: Owen's nails

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    When I got my little dog as a rescue, he was a...

    When I got my little dog as a rescue, he was a terror for nails. Screaming, biting, etc. We muzzled him and got it done. We would cut his nails every week, even just to shave them off. He was not...
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    If the bones are cooked or cured, they have...

    If the bones are cooked or cured, they have potential to splinter and hurt your dogs mouth, or worse if they are ingested. Also remember that bones have potential to break teeth if you have...
  35. She could be suffering from diabetes or from...

    She could be suffering from diabetes or from kidney failure (among other things). While neither are particularly painful conditions, they are not fun to live with - and if left alone may get worse...
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    Time to go back to the vet. It could be...

    Time to go back to the vet.
    It could be infection. Yes, he is already on antibiotics, but some antibiotics don't work well for UTIs. Your best bet is to have the urine cultured so the vet knows...
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    Josh - the OP is speaking about a different type...

    Josh - the OP is speaking about a different type of worm. Whipworms and Roundworms are two different types of intestinal worms.
    You may not see any worms in the stool. Whipworms (not roundworms) are...
  38. Question: Dog

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    How much does she eat, cup wise? What kind of dog...

    How much does she eat, cup wise? What kind of dog is she? Does she look thin?
  39. Question: Histiocytoma

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    How do you know for sure it is a histiocytoma?...

    How do you know for sure it is a histiocytoma? Was there an aspirate done to confirm? I only ask because, while they are common in certain breeds like pits, so are more sinister lumps like mast cell...
  40. Question: Bella

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    1) What the hell is a Chopin? 2) What did the...

    1) What the hell is a Chopin?

    2) What did the vet say? I ask only because I couldn't imagine ANYONE that wouldn't think of taking their pet right to the vet after that...
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    Mange can be seen in cats, yes. Please take your...

    Mange can be seen in cats, yes. Please take your kitty to the vet.
  42. This is extremely serious. What you are seeing is...

    This is extremely serious. What you are seeing is petechia, which is often seen when dogs have clotting issues. Blood coming from the mouth is also a sign. Your dog may have gotten into something...
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    With hematomas, the surgery generally fixes it...

    With hematomas, the surgery generally fixes it because of the way they compress the ear. But nothing is ever guaranteed, of course. Some vets use oral steroids to take care of hematomas.

    On the...
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    WHY are you with the same vet, Alty?

    WHY are you with the same vet, Alty?
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    Do you have holistic vets nearby? They may be...

    Do you have holistic vets nearby? They may be able to give some insight.

    It's so odd, yeast infections are often easy to take care of. We usually do something like Burows solution for a week or...
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    I looked up that clinic, and it appears that they...

    I looked up that clinic, and it appears that they are a non-profit organization that heavily subsidizes costs. Unfortunately, not every clinic can do this..
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    Have they done allergy testing? Does the...

    Have they done allergy testing?
    Does the infection clear after the drops? What do you do with the ears between when they clear and the infection is back?

    Edit: Allergies can pre-dispose pets to...
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    Have they cultured the ear yet? If he's been on...

    Have they cultured the ear yet? If he's been on the same drops for 5 years, he's obviously built up a resistance. What about a thyroid test? Allergy testing?
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    You're right. It's a Doctorate. Not much...

    You're right. It's a Doctorate. Not much difference.

    That is the salary for a private practice OWNER. That is someone who either had a hefty start-up loan, or have worked in the field for YEARS...
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    I'll bite. As mentioned in the previous thread...

    I'll bite.

    As mentioned in the previous thread - the schooling that vets go through to do what the do is very very similar to what human doctors do. It's basically a PHD in that sense. It's a...
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