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Q. I am a vet hopeful, currently taking classes. Where are some animal hospitals in the area where I can do voluntary services towards my major?
Congrats! We always suggest that you log some volunteer hours at the Humane Society and at Animal Services. As far as general veterinary practice volunteer opportunities, there are many places that accept volunteers, though I would not be able to … Continue reading
Q: Prince, my 19 lb orange tiger, slipped off the kitchen counter and is very lame. I took him to a local vet who diagnosed Prince as having a chip in his shoulder. I was given pain medicine and joint … Continue reading
Q: Hi,I have brought my cat who is a Maine coon, age 1 and 1/2 to the vet. 2 times now, he was given Viralysis first because they thought it was a virus and then he was prescribed Amoxicillin because … Continue reading
Q. My Pomeranian is peeing very dark brown/reddish color urine. She is acting fine and eating, playing ,etc. Can I wait until the morning for regular vet or is it an emergency?
This doesn’t sound like an emergency since your pet is acting fine, eating, and playing, but the very dark brown/reddish color urine is probably a sign of blood in the urine which may or may not be a serious problem. … Continue reading
Dehydration in cats can be a serious problem. It is a loss of bodily fluids and can have a variety of causes including: heat exposure, illnesses, vomiting, diarrhea, or just a lack of water intake. Some symptoms of dehydration include: … Continue reading
Q. We have a Springer Spaniel who appears to be developing a fairly bad case of springer rage syndrome. I understand I should talk to a veterinary behaviorist about this. Please advise.
Thank you for your question. It sounds like you understand that aggression of any type or reason is unacceptable and that you need to seek help for your pet. A professional dog behaviorist is a great place to start. There are … Continue reading
Q. My 4 month old toy chihuahua is throwing up. Is he be really sick or could shots fix it? and he had long flat worms. What would work?
Vomiting in puppies can be very serious, particularly in small breeds. Losing any volume of fluid through vomitus or stool can deplete their systems relatively quickly. I would recommend that you have your puppy seen today. The veterinarian will examine … Continue reading
Q. I have a cat that 17 years old, is blind and deaf and can’t walk, i think I need to put it to sleep. Need prices.
Hello, I am sorry to hear that your cat’s quality of life has become poor. Euthanasia (putting your cat down) is an incredibly tough decision, and we understand that you may be struggling with it. As stewards to our pets, … Continue reading
It is important to be able to tell if your kitty is nauseous so that you can get them appropriate medical attention before the symptoms become worse. Some symptoms of nausea include: salivating, not eating, vomiting, grinding teeth, and even … Continue reading
Vomiting blood can present itself in a couple different ways in cats. If the vomit contains bright red blood, then it is an indication of “fresh” bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. If the vomit contains very dark particles (similar to … Continue reading