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By Petco_Charlene on May. 12, 2017

petcoach blog 573x430.jpgNeed pet care advice? We’ve got you covered in the Petco Community with our new Ask a Vet widget, powered by PetCoach. Verified pet experts are standing by 24/7 to answer questions about your pet's health, nutrition or any other topic. Receive reliable answers for free!

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by LaunieM
‎05-29-2017 05:20 PM

Hi, my dog is a 2 years old Schnauzer. He had strong gastroenteritis in two occasions. One 2 months ago and another a month ago. 3 weeks ago he had his teeth cleaned with general anaesthesia. 10 days ago we noticed him very downhearted. We called his vet and she told us it was probably him being too spoiled so we shouldn’t worry. We decided we wanted a second opinion. We took him to a new vet, he diagnosed a Horner Disease and couldnt pin point the exact cause. The symptoms stopped 5 days after. The next day (4 days ago) his left eye started to pop out. We took him back to the vet, he ordered an X-rays, and the vet who did them said we should have an MRI or ultrasound. We took him to an Ophthalmologist for dogs, she said it was an Abscess. He went again into general anaesthesia to drain it. Nothing was drained. She made an ultrasound and found a tumour behind his eye. We don’t have the results of the Pathology, they come out on Wednesday, but we are concerned with the rapid growth reflected on the increasing popping out of the eye. How do you see the case? The Vets who have seen him are really confused with his case.

Hi, my dog is a 2 years old Schnauzer. He had strong gastroenteritis in two occasions. One 2 months ago and another a month ago. 3 weeks ago he had his teeth cleaned with general anaesthesia. 10 days ago we noticed him very downhearted. We called his vet and she told us it was probably him being too spoiled so we shouldn’t worry. We decided we wanted a second opinion. We took him to a new vet, he diagnosed a Horner Disease and couldnt pin point the exact cause. The symptoms stopped 5 days after. The next day (4 days ago) his left eye started to pop out. We took him back to the vet, he ordered an X-rays, and the vet who did them said we should have an MRI or ultrasound. We took him to an Ophthalmologist for dogs, she said it was an Abscess. He went again into general anaesthesia to drain it. Nothing was drained. She made an ultrasound and found a tumour behind his eye. We don’t have the results of the Pathology, they come out on Wednesday, but we are concerned with the rapid growth reflected on the increasing popping out of the eye. How do you see the case? The Vets who have seen him are really confused with his case.

Posted on May. 29, 2017
by Sarahkasper
‎06-05-2017 05:58 PM

My moms cat Leo is about 3 years old. She recently moved 3000 mikes away and now we are taking care of him. And i have a 9 year old calico named shake. Shake doesnt like him because i dont like him. They dont fight they ignore eachother for the most part. We have a bedroom dedicated to litter boxes, two of them. One covered one not. He kicks litter all the time even when both boxes are clean, constantly meows and cries to be let outside (where we live he cannot be outside if not leashed) and is now digging in our clothes and peeing on them. I’m 3 months pregnant and am at the end of my rope. (My husband scoops and changes the boxes everyday) Also he has always acted like this even when he was still living at my moms. Any advice?

My moms cat Leo is about 3 years old. She recently moved 3000 mikes away and now we are taking care of him. And i have a 9 year old calico named shake. Shake doesnt like him because i dont like him. They dont fight they ignore eachother for the most part. We have a bedroom dedicated to litter boxes, two of them. One covered one not. He kicks litter all the time even when both boxes are clean, constantly meows and cries to be let outside (where we live he cannot be outside if not leashed) and is now digging in our clothes and peeing on them. I’m 3 months pregnant and am at the end of my rope. (My husband scoops and changes the boxes everyday) Also he has always acted like this even when he was still living at my moms. Any advice?

Posted on Jun. 5, 2017
by Jun Dignos
‎06-09-2017 03:35 AM

Dear Doctor,

 

I have a small backyard cattle farm. They were raised and grew as free range livestock. My problem is the application of intravenous medicines and vitamins due their free nature. Is it possible the taking of capsules and tablets given with the feeds for the following concerns:

 

Loose Bowel

Running Nose

Deworming

Lice and Parasites

Vaccination (various)

Vitamins

And other Issues

 

Thank you very much. Jun Dignos

Dear Doctor,

 

I have a small backyard cattle farm. They were raised and grew as free range livestock. My problem is the application of intravenous medicines and vitamins due their free nature. Is it possible the taking of capsules and tablets given with the feeds for the following concerns:

 

Loose Bowel

Running Nose

Deworming

Lice and Parasites

Vaccination (various)

Vitamins

And other Issues

 

Thank you very much. Jun Dignos

Posted on Jun. 9, 2017
by ana moooore
‎06-17-2017 02:27 PM

i took my puppy to the emergeny pet center because she has parvo and they gave her some fluids to keep her hydrated and a shot for nausea. shes been really sick, i don't have the money to treat her and now she's been drooling alot.

i took my puppy to the emergeny pet center because she has parvo and they gave her some fluids to keep her hydrated and a shot for nausea. shes been really sick, i don't have the money to treat her and now she's been drooling alot.

Posted on Jun. 17, 2017
by Mirian Aguilar
‎06-22-2017 12:31 AM

Hey, I was wondering what should i do if my hamster keeps attacking my other one? Should i return it back to pet co or what. She is separated right now 

Hey, I was wondering what should i do if my hamster keeps attacking my other one? Should i return it back to pet co or what. She is separated right now 

Posted on Jun. 22, 2017
by Community Manager
‎06-22-2017 05:16 AM

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your question; were you meaning to ask a veterinarian (if so, please use PetCoach links above.) If you were asking us in the community, we recommend keeping them separated in individual enclosures, near enough to each other that they can get used to each other.  Once the hamsters are used to each other, you can attempt short interactions outside of the habitats. Unfortunately this type of bonding and introduction is not always a quick process , and it will take patience over a long period of time. And sometimes, they never develop a bond where they are able to live together or be out of their habitats together for periods of time. Ultimately, this decision is up to you. We hope we were able to help, and wish you and your hammies the best!

Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your question; were you meaning to ask a veterinarian (if so, please use PetCoach links above.) If you were asking us in the community, we recommend keeping them separated in individual enclosures, near enough to each other that they can get used to each other.  Once the hamsters are used to each other, you can attempt short interactions outside of the habitats. Unfortunately this type of bonding and introduction is not always a quick process , and it will take patience over a long period of time. And sometimes, they never develop a bond where they are able to live together or be out of their habitats together for periods of time. Ultimately, this decision is up to you. We hope we were able to help, and wish you and your hammies the best!

Posted on Jun. 22, 2017
by Tisithecosmic1
‎07-03-2017 11:28 AM

I have three cats and three dogs with massive fleas! We never had a single flea moved to FL and BAM. I'm on disability and spent over $200 and nothing worked. Home remedies or Natural ones work and I know some can be harmfulI cannot skip rent what do I do?

I have three cats and three dogs with massive fleas! We never had a single flea moved to FL and BAM. I'm on disability and spent over $200 and nothing worked. Home remedies or Natural ones work and I know some can be harmfulI cannot skip rent what do I do?

Posted on Jul. 3, 2017
by Yami Carper
‎07-21-2017 02:02 PM

Hi, my dog just gave birth to 14 puppies all are doing well however i feel like they're not getting the right amount of milk, what milk replacer would you recommend so that i can help my dog feed her newborn puppies. (puppies are 2wks old)

Hi, my dog just gave birth to 14 puppies all are doing well however i feel like they're not getting the right amount of milk, what milk replacer would you recommend so that i can help my dog feed her newborn puppies. (puppies are 2wks old)

Posted on Jul. 21, 2017
by Steve Mahanes
‎07-30-2017 09:23 AM

Just tried to use service to talk directly to vet . Phone call was cut off after 2 seconds and code would not work after that . If I get charged for this service ( 24.99 ) I will have payment stopped because service was NOT recieved .

Just tried to use service to talk directly to vet . Phone call was cut off after 2 seconds and code would not work after that . If I get charged for this service ( 24.99 ) I will have payment stopped because service was NOT recieved .

Posted on Jul. 30, 2017
by judi
‎08-08-2017 08:09 AM

My cat has been sneezing profusely for a couple of months and is getting very thin. She continues to eat. She is 15 to 17 years old. Her vision seems to be getting bad

My cat has been sneezing profusely for a couple of months and is getting very thin. She continues to eat. She is 15 to 17 years old. Her vision seems to be getting bad

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017
by Community Manager
‎08-08-2017 08:41 AM - edited ‎08-08-2017 08:42 AM

Hi judi.

Thank you for your question; were you meaning to ask a veterinarian? If so, please use PetCoach links above. Or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and enter your question into the teal box, pictured below:

 

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Since you mentioned your senior cat has been sneezing and loosing weight for a while now, it's best to bring them into a vet right away to get treatments for what's causing this. If you don't have a vet, you can call your local Petco store and see if they have advice on local resources that can help. You can find the number to call the store nearest you here. I hope your cat starts feeling better soon! 

 

Alex 

Hi judi.

Thank you for your question; were you meaning to ask a veterinarian? If so, please use PetCoach links above. Or you can scroll down to the bottom of this page and enter your question into the teal box, pictured below:

 

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Since you mentioned your senior cat has been sneezing and loosing weight for a while now, it's best to bring them into a vet right away to get treatments for what's causing this. If you don't have a vet, you can call your local Petco store and see if they have advice on local resources that can help. You can find the number to call the store nearest you here. I hope your cat starts feeling better soon! 

 

Alex 

Posted on Aug. 8, 2017
by Yeshaswi
‎08-26-2017 08:54 AM

My dog is 23 days pregnant but I don't want puppies what can i do now I seriously don't want puppies. Plz HELP

My dog is 23 days pregnant but I don't want puppies what can i do now I seriously don't want puppies. Plz HELP

Posted on Aug. 26, 2017
by Community Manager
‎08-26-2017 08:56 AM

Thank you for your question. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your question. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian as soon as possible. 

Posted on Aug. 26, 2017
by Gabby Jones
‎09-03-2017 03:29 PM

hi my name is gabby and i have a teacup working weighing 3 pounds and almost 2 years old. i wanted to know if breeding is a good option for her she has no illnesses or anything like that. 

hi my name is gabby and i have a teacup working weighing 3 pounds and almost 2 years old. i wanted to know if breeding is a good option for her she has no illnesses or anything like that. 

Posted on Sep. 3, 2017
by P M Kandy
‎09-03-2017 07:39 PM

Our Sweety, a GR 8 years old. Suddenly yesterday onwards showing frightened behaviour. She is over weight. Hystrectomy done many years ago. Getting up is a problem. But walking is not a problem. Usually getting into and out to a lift very causiously. Now we have to use little force to get nto lift. Yesterday beiing a Sunday and raining badly no vet was available near by our residence, One vet was supposed to visit us yesterday night couldn't make it. Today morning he is coming. Now Sweety's head is turned slightly leftwards. Left eye is also flickering. While walking she is to pull me strongly by seeing known persons or other pet dogs in our campus. May be  some swelling in the neck? Yesterday she omited twice. After that no omiting. 

Through by telephone instruction by vet yesterday given 3 tablets. Antihystemine, antianxity and paracetamol. All the vaccination, deworming etc are in up to date. 

Our Sweety, a GR 8 years old. Suddenly yesterday onwards showing frightened behaviour. She is over weight. Hystrectomy done many years ago. Getting up is a problem. But walking is not a problem. Usually getting into and out to a lift very causiously. Now we have to use little force to get nto lift. Yesterday beiing a Sunday and raining badly no vet was available near by our residence, One vet was supposed to visit us yesterday night couldn't make it. Today morning he is coming. Now Sweety's head is turned slightly leftwards. Left eye is also flickering. While walking she is to pull me strongly by seeing known persons or other pet dogs in our campus. May be  some swelling in the neck? Yesterday she omited twice. After that no omiting. 

Through by telephone instruction by vet yesterday given 3 tablets. Antihystemine, antianxity and paracetamol. All the vaccination, deworming etc are in up to date. 

Posted on Sep. 3, 2017
by Vic Pilkington
‎09-19-2017 06:07 PM

I have had a pigeon at our feeder for several days. It sits on the roof as if it is lost. I thought it might be someones pet but it won't let me close. Is it normal for these bird to be on their own or are they usually in flocks.

I have had a pigeon at our feeder for several days. It sits on the roof as if it is lost. I thought it might be someones pet but it won't let me close. Is it normal for these bird to be on their own or are they usually in flocks.

Posted on Sep. 19, 2017
by brandy12
‎09-24-2017 11:58 AM

First  of all I would like to know why my dog looks like having a hard time going to the bathroom,she walks when she is going 2 she just doesn't stand still when going. She almost looks like she is having ahard time but she does go 2.

First  of all I would like to know why my dog looks like having a hard time going to the bathroom,she walks when she is going 2 she just doesn't stand still when going. She almost looks like she is having ahard time but she does go 2.

Posted on Sep. 24, 2017
by jarom
‎09-27-2017 12:13 PM

hi im jarom and i recently took in a stray dog. the dog is healthy and is well kept. it must have had a previous owner not long ago. but an odd thing is that thie black lab drinks INSANE amounts of water. whatever i give her. and she is visous about drinking it. is she sick? should i portion control her water? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IM WORRIED

hi im jarom and i recently took in a stray dog. the dog is healthy and is well kept. it must have had a previous owner not long ago. but an odd thing is that thie black lab drinks INSANE amounts of water. whatever i give her. and she is visous about drinking it. is she sick? should i portion control her water? PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IM WORRIED

Posted on Sep. 27, 2017
by Community Manager
‎09-27-2017 02:13 PM

Hi there.

 

Thank you for reaching out with your question, we're sorry to hear that you're concerned about your dog's drinking habits. I've gone ahead and sent this to one of our animal care specialists for advice. Either I or another community moderator will check back in a soon as an update is available. 

 

 

Alex

Hi there.

 

Thank you for reaching out with your question, we're sorry to hear that you're concerned about your dog's drinking habits. I've gone ahead and sent this to one of our animal care specialists for advice. Either I or another community moderator will check back in a soon as an update is available. 

 

 

Alex

Posted on Sep. 27, 2017
by Sasha stewart
‎10-06-2017 12:26 PM

My dog just ate cat food and is bloating up. She is trying to eat grass and threw up a while ago. She is a 16 week old Dane mastiff cross. What should I do?

My dog just ate cat food and is bloating up. She is trying to eat grass and threw up a while ago. She is a 16 week old Dane mastiff cross. What should I do?

Posted on Oct. 6, 2017
by Community Representative
‎10-06-2017 01:18 PM

Hi, Sasha. We're sorry to hear this.  Our animal specialist followed up with us and a dog eating cat food can cause GI upset and distress. Since your dog is already experiencing bloating, and based on her breed we would recommend you reach out to a vet. Great Danes and Mastiffs can be at an increased risk for complications from severe GI bloating. You can also visit PetCoach for more information.

-Tiffany W.  

Hi, Sasha. We're sorry to hear this.  Our animal specialist followed up with us and a dog eating cat food can cause GI upset and distress. Since your dog is already experiencing bloating, and based on her breed we would recommend you reach out to a vet. Great Danes and Mastiffs can be at an increased risk for complications from severe GI bloating. You can also visit PetCoach for more information.

-Tiffany W.  

Posted on Oct. 6, 2017
by Kajrak
‎10-07-2017 03:53 PM

This is gonna sound crazy, but, I was bitten by a cat, on the middle knuckle of my left hand, over 6 yrs ago. 2 days ago, for absolutely no reason, all the pain and symptoms of that bite returned to the exact same area. I know this sounds silly, but is it possible for the bite and current pain , swelling, fever, etc to be related? I know... Sounds ridiculous, but I've have crazier things happen. It's just that nothing else has happened to cause this and  the current symptoms are exactly what I experienced from the bite. 

This is gonna sound crazy, but, I was bitten by a cat, on the middle knuckle of my left hand, over 6 yrs ago. 2 days ago, for absolutely no reason, all the pain and symptoms of that bite returned to the exact same area. I know this sounds silly, but is it possible for the bite and current pain , swelling, fever, etc to be related? I know... Sounds ridiculous, but I've have crazier things happen. It's just that nothing else has happened to cause this and  the current symptoms are exactly what I experienced from the bite. 

Posted on Oct. 7, 2017
by Community Representative
‎10-07-2017 04:02 PM

Hi, Kajrak.  Thank you for your question. We would recommend reaching out to your local physician for further assistance and a diagnosis of your symptoms. 

-Tiffany W.

Hi, Kajrak.  Thank you for your question. We would recommend reaching out to your local physician for further assistance and a diagnosis of your symptoms. 

-Tiffany W.

Posted on Oct. 7, 2017
by Marcie
‎10-10-2017 09:01 AM

My dog has an injury to his dew claw.   He is not limping.  He has been licking it a lot. 

Will this heal on its own or do I need to take him in for treatment?https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KK9In49u_AbDJNWjNiMkEwSW8/view?usp=sharing

My dog has an injury to his dew claw.   He is not limping.  He has been licking it a lot. 

Will this heal on its own or do I need to take him in for treatment?https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KK9In49u_AbDJNWjNiMkEwSW8/view?usp=sharing

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017
by Community Manager
‎10-10-2017 09:05 AM

Hi there. We recommend reaching out to a veterinarian; you can cheat with one online here: https://www.petcoach.co/. We hope your pup feels better soon!

Hi there. We recommend reaching out to a veterinarian; you can cheat with one online here: https://www.petcoach.co/. We hope your pup feels better soon!

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017
by Edwin Chui
‎10-16-2017 03:13 AM

My red ear slider is a female with age 21. She got sterile 10 years before. Recently she refused to eat for 10 days and I took she to see an exoctic vet. After ultrasound, it was found that there are some premature follicles in the body with vascularization. The vet tried to remove them but unfortunately under the endoscope, there was serious bleeding so he gave up. The follicles are still in body.
1. May I ask for the prognosis of my red ear slider?
2. Is there any medical treatment towards these follicles?
3. What will be the fate of these follicles?
4. Is it possible that they will shrink eventually themselves as I am wondering that unfertilized premature follicles will not develop?
5. Is it fatal if there is inflammation develop?

 

My red ear slider is a female with age 21. She got sterile 10 years before. Recently she refused to eat for 10 days and I took she to see an exoctic vet. After ultrasound, it was found that there are some premature follicles in the body with vascularization. The vet tried to remove them but unfortunately under the endoscope, there was serious bleeding so he gave up. The follicles are still in body.
1. May I ask for the prognosis of my red ear slider?
2. Is there any medical treatment towards these follicles?
3. What will be the fate of these follicles?
4. Is it possible that they will shrink eventually themselves as I am wondering that unfertilized premature follicles will not develop?
5. Is it fatal if there is inflammation develop?

 

Posted on Oct. 16, 2017
by Kylie Brunton
‎10-16-2017 06:20 AM

I have a Maltese x **bleep** Zhu that is 11 months old and has just eaten some milk chocolate from my daughters room.  Our dog weighs approx 7.5 kg and I estimate has eaten about 67 gm of chocolate and probably some of the wrapper.  I was some milk chocolate hearts from Priceline.  What should we do next?

I have a Maltese x **bleep** Zhu that is 11 months old and has just eaten some milk chocolate from my daughters room.  Our dog weighs approx 7.5 kg and I estimate has eaten about 67 gm of chocolate and probably some of the wrapper.  I was some milk chocolate hearts from Priceline.  What should we do next?

Posted on Oct. 16, 2017
by Liz Perez
‎10-17-2017 03:20 PM

My dog is dying. He was diagnosed with diabetes and an infection. He began taking insulin and antibiotics. He was doing well, then began throwing up. Now I am told he has Cushings Disease and his kidneys are beginning to fail.

He is on an I V for fluids and antibiotic but I'm told he cannot be treated for the Cushings untll his kidneys begin to function better. He is not being treated with any medication for the kidney problem and his insulin is not lowering his blood sugar any more. He is just on an I V for fluids and taking antibiotics and waiting. I'm going crazy wanting to do something to help him but told we just need to wait. Isn't there anything that can be done?

My dog is dying. He was diagnosed with diabetes and an infection. He began taking insulin and antibiotics. He was doing well, then began throwing up. Now I am told he has Cushings Disease and his kidneys are beginning to fail.

He is on an I V for fluids and antibiotic but I'm told he cannot be treated for the Cushings untll his kidneys begin to function better. He is not being treated with any medication for the kidney problem and his insulin is not lowering his blood sugar any more. He is just on an I V for fluids and taking antibiotics and waiting. I'm going crazy wanting to do something to help him but told we just need to wait. Isn't there anything that can be done?

Posted on Oct. 17, 2017
by TaylorCarroll
‎10-19-2017 09:12 AM

My 9-Year-Old Chihuahua has been limping on and off for the last few days and I'm not sure why because she hasn't done very much in that time period other than nap and hop on and off my bed. She's been favoring her front right leg. Could it be a sprain? I tried feeling around it and she showed no signs of pain but did show signs of slight discomfort. And I checked her paw and found no splinters or stickers or anything.

My 9-Year-Old Chihuahua has been limping on and off for the last few days and I'm not sure why because she hasn't done very much in that time period other than nap and hop on and off my bed. She's been favoring her front right leg. Could it be a sprain? I tried feeling around it and she showed no signs of pain but did show signs of slight discomfort. And I checked her paw and found no splinters or stickers or anything.

Posted on Oct. 19, 2017
by Community Manager
‎10-19-2017 09:23 AM

Hi there.

 

 

Thank you for your post, however to ask this question about your Chihuahua to the vet, please enter it in the teal box at the bottom of any page here in the community. 

 

 

Alex

Hi there.

 

 

Thank you for your post, however to ask this question about your Chihuahua to the vet, please enter it in the teal box at the bottom of any page here in the community. 

 

 

Alex

Posted on Oct. 19, 2017
by Eric M Gibson
‎10-21-2017 12:01 PM

My cat is losing his hair around his stomach and his legs why is this and how can I help

My cat is losing his hair around his stomach and his legs why is this and how can I help

Posted on Oct. 21, 2017
by Community Representative
‎10-21-2017 12:35 PM

Hi, Eric. We're sorry to hear about your kitty and we're checking with our team for more information. We'll follow-u with you once we have an update. Thank you. 

-Tiffany W.

Hi, Eric. We're sorry to hear about your kitty and we're checking with our team for more information. We'll follow-u with you once we have an update. Thank you. 

-Tiffany W.

Posted on Oct. 21, 2017
by Community Representative
‎10-22-2017 07:42 AM

Hi, Eric. Our team has followed up with us and advised that you take your kitty to see a veterinarian. This could be external parasites, allergies, or something else.  To be safe you should have your cat checked. We hope this helps. Please keep us update on the status of your kitty. Best wishes! 

-Tiffany W.

Hi, Eric. Our team has followed up with us and advised that you take your kitty to see a veterinarian. This could be external parasites, allergies, or something else.  To be safe you should have your cat checked. We hope this helps. Please keep us update on the status of your kitty. Best wishes! 

-Tiffany W.

Posted on Oct. 22, 2017
by Jenna DeMarinis
‎10-27-2017 04:04 PM

Some nyquil spilled on my carpet. I didn't know because my carpet is black so I just noticed my dog licking the carpet. I noticed the red around her mouth. Should I be worried?

Some nyquil spilled on my carpet. I didn't know because my carpet is black so I just noticed my dog licking the carpet. I noticed the red around her mouth. Should I be worried?

Posted on Oct. 27, 2017
by Feeorin
‎10-29-2017 06:29 PM

Hello, my kitten is in pain and I'm not sure what to do. I came home and found some blood on the floor and it's coming from his mouth. My bf thinks he's just losing his teeth because we found a discarded tooth a few days ago but neither kitten (we have two) expressed pain like this while losing that other tooth. Also it's been a few hours and the blood hasn't stopped being on his lip, but it's not dripping or anything. I tried to look at his mouth but he yelled at me and is extreme discomfort. I'm worried he bit something he shouldn't have but I can't look in his mouth. Is it at all normal for kittens to have this much discomfort losing teeth or should i take him somewhere asap?

Hello, my kitten is in pain and I'm not sure what to do. I came home and found some blood on the floor and it's coming from his mouth. My bf thinks he's just losing his teeth because we found a discarded tooth a few days ago but neither kitten (we have two) expressed pain like this while losing that other tooth. Also it's been a few hours and the blood hasn't stopped being on his lip, but it's not dripping or anything. I tried to look at his mouth but he yelled at me and is extreme discomfort. I'm worried he bit something he shouldn't have but I can't look in his mouth. Is it at all normal for kittens to have this much discomfort losing teeth or should i take him somewhere asap?

Posted on Oct. 29, 2017
by Community Representative
‎10-29-2017 06:45 PM

Hi Feeorin. We suggest for you to take your pet to your vet for any immediate health concerns. They would be able to properly assist you and provide the best care for your kitten. 

Hi Feeorin. We suggest for you to take your pet to your vet for any immediate health concerns. They would be able to properly assist you and provide the best care for your kitten. 

Posted on Oct. 29, 2017
by msfooboo
‎11-03-2017 03:46 PM

I have a cat that is around 6 years old. We moved into a apartment that had fleas real bad so now he has them. He is a little weak. still eats real good, what kind of over the counter med. can i give him that will not make him sick? please help me on a fixed income and can not loose my cat.

 

I have a cat that is around 6 years old. We moved into a apartment that had fleas real bad so now he has them. He is a little weak. still eats real good, what kind of over the counter med. can i give him that will not make him sick? please help me on a fixed income and can not loose my cat.

 

Posted on Nov. 3, 2017
by Community Representative
‎11-04-2017 03:42 PM

Hi, msfooboo. Thank you for your question. After speaking with our animal care specialist they advised you reach out to your local vet for suggestions as this is a concern for your cat's health as well. We hope everything works out. Thank you. 

-Tiffany W.

Hi, msfooboo. Thank you for your question. After speaking with our animal care specialist they advised you reach out to your local vet for suggestions as this is a concern for your cat's health as well. We hope everything works out. Thank you. 

-Tiffany W.

Posted on Nov. 4, 2017
by kathy
‎11-09-2017 05:40 PM

Our dog of 11 years went blind a month ago.

She is not eating now and throws up the water.

Her disposition is so sluggish, and we are afraid we may have to put her down.

She has lost lots of weight so we feel her time has come.

any advice or suggestions ...she saw a Vet twice in a year and she had kidney crystals

so we had to put her on a diet was doing fine for awhile and then she went blind.

She was drinking ferosiously so we know something is up.

thanks kathy

 

Our dog of 11 years went blind a month ago.

She is not eating now and throws up the water.

Her disposition is so sluggish, and we are afraid we may have to put her down.

She has lost lots of weight so we feel her time has come.

any advice or suggestions ...she saw a Vet twice in a year and she had kidney crystals

so we had to put her on a diet was doing fine for awhile and then she went blind.

She was drinking ferosiously so we know something is up.

thanks kathy

 

Posted on Nov. 9, 2017
by John Norris
‎11-14-2017 12:52 PM

My wife and I had two dogs, one was a female Itilan grayhond (15lbs), the other is a male mixed breed (20lbs) (we rescued both of our puppies). Our two puppies lived together with us for the past eight years. Two and a half weaks ago our Itilan Grayhound who was fifteen had to be put down, because of a Problem eith her kidneies.

We have noticed that our male puppiy is has not been eating and seems to be really greving for the looss

Is there any thing we can do to assist him back to feeling better?  

My wife and I had two dogs, one was a female Itilan grayhond (15lbs), the other is a male mixed breed (20lbs) (we rescued both of our puppies). Our two puppies lived together with us for the past eight years. Two and a half weaks ago our Itilan Grayhound who was fifteen had to be put down, because of a Problem eith her kidneies.

We have noticed that our male puppiy is has not been eating and seems to be really greving for the looss

Is there any thing we can do to assist him back to feeling better?  

Posted on Nov. 14, 2017
by Community Manager
‎11-14-2017 12:59 PM

Hi there. We recommend clicking the PetCoach link above, to speak to a veterinarian directly. We wish you the best!

Hi there. We recommend clicking the PetCoach link above, to speak to a veterinarian directly. We wish you the best!

Posted on Nov. 14, 2017
by Carlos
‎11-20-2017 06:39 PM

Hello, 

My wife and myself are thinking about getting a dog. Here are the facts: 

He is a 2 year old mixed YorkshireTerrier Yorkie, Maltese. Weights 7 pounds. Here is more info  https://earstexas.org/find-a-friend/ . He is Pet ID# 645 (Mello). I am just seeking for opinions as to what does these breed usually characteristics are. Also should I get pet insurance? The shelter offers a 30 free pet insurance through PetFirst. Has anybody work with that insurance before? Ideally I would like to take him or her to the vet during this 30 day free period to ensure the veracity of the medical records and make sure he is healthy. I really want to make sure he is in good shape and I do not get a dog with a chronic condition or anything. We live in an apartment. No kids. What else should I be thinking about?? 

Hello, 

My wife and myself are thinking about getting a dog. Here are the facts: 

He is a 2 year old mixed YorkshireTerrier Yorkie, Maltese. Weights 7 pounds. Here is more info  https://earstexas.org/find-a-friend/ . He is Pet ID# 645 (Mello). I am just seeking for opinions as to what does these breed usually characteristics are. Also should I get pet insurance? The shelter offers a 30 free pet insurance through PetFirst. Has anybody work with that insurance before? Ideally I would like to take him or her to the vet during this 30 day free period to ensure the veracity of the medical records and make sure he is healthy. I really want to make sure he is in good shape and I do not get a dog with a chronic condition or anything. We live in an apartment. No kids. What else should I be thinking about?? 

Posted on Nov. 20, 2017
by José Lugo
‎11-29-2017 06:40 AM

Hi,

I am trying to reduce allergens in my cat. what do you feel are the most effective methods, diet supplements, wipe on lotions?

And, if there is one diet or product you might recommend. 

Thanks

Hi,

I am trying to reduce allergens in my cat. what do you feel are the most effective methods, diet supplements, wipe on lotions?

And, if there is one diet or product you might recommend. 

Thanks

Posted on Nov. 29, 2017
by Community Manager
‎11-29-2017 06:44 AM

Hi there. We recommend submitting your inquiry here: https://www.petcoach.co/. Best wishes!

Hi there. We recommend submitting your inquiry here: https://www.petcoach.co/. Best wishes!

Posted on Nov. 29, 2017
by Sue Barton
‎12-12-2017 03:46 PM

I have an 11yr old heeler mix female that has been peeing on herself and the odor is strong what would cause this. thanks Sue Barton

I have an 11yr old heeler mix female that has been peeing on herself and the odor is strong what would cause this. thanks Sue Barton

Posted on Dec. 12, 2017
by Community Representative
‎12-12-2017 03:59 PM

Hi Sue. You may contact our veterinarian directly here: Ask a Vet

Hi Sue. You may contact our veterinarian directly here: Ask a Vet

Posted on Dec. 12, 2017
by Miel
‎12-13-2017 06:16 AM

good evening ! i would like to ask if  there are possibilities that a white mice blood particularly the platelet count of the mice can be tested through CBC ? If not, what tests should you prefer us to do inorder to get that platelet count of the white mice ? 

good evening ! i would like to ask if  there are possibilities that a white mice blood particularly the platelet count of the mice can be tested through CBC ? If not, what tests should you prefer us to do inorder to get that platelet count of the white mice ? 

Posted on Dec. 13, 2017
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  • I am a lover of all animals, especially cats! We have two at home, a red tabby named Milo and a black cat named Luke, both rescued off the streets in San Diego. There are so many benefits to being a pet parent! I've worked at Petco since 2008, and as a content marketer, there's nothing more rewarding than learning as much as I can about animals of all types! My areas of specialty include social content, video production, editing and photography. I get to work with animals of all types at our HQ—including dogs, cats, snakes, tarantulas, guinea pigs and lizards and I work closely with our animal care team to ensure our content is accurate, informative and entertaining. Email me anytime with your article ideas!
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