Monday , 11 December 2017

Ask A Vet

Ask A Vet: Cranberries and UTI

Q:  Hello –  My labrador has pinkish pee… would that be an urinary infection?  If its the case, does cranberry juice help just like it does with us? A:  The fact that your dog’s urine has a pink colour probably means that there is blood in it. There are a variety of reasons why that may happen.  Some of the …

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Ask A Vet: Drooling Cat

Q: Hi Dr. Seto, I adopted a two year old cat last year who ended up quite ill and was admitted to hospital.  He suffered from dehydration, blisters in his mouth, making him unable to eat, drooling, lethargic, vomiting and diarrhea.  FIV and Feline Leukemia testing were negative as was bloodwork for renal failure.  Time, love and patience was what …

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Ask A Vet: the cost of ACL surgery

Q: My sister’s 2 year old pit/lab female dog, hurt her back leg a few days ago. The vet examined her and said she had torn 2 ligaments. He did not take an x-ray. Bill was over $300..(included meds) He said she needed surgery, they were not equipped to perform surgery there.  My sister called DMV Hospital in Lachine and …

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Ask A Vet: Neutering Post-Op Care?

Q:   My male dog is getting “fixed” today and I was just wondering if I should take time off work to stay home with him.  He is crate trained for the day while I am at work, but I am concerned about him eating at the stitches.  Will one of those cone things be okay for him to wear in …

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Ask A Vet: My Dog Eats Poop!

Q:   I have a 4 month old Yorkie who eats his remains. We have tried putting powder the vet gave us on his food and that did not work. We bought a different food from the vet called Pediatric which is not working.  What can we do to make him stop doing this? A:  This rather disgusting behaviour, which is …

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Ask A Vet: Neutering Older Dogs

Q: My male dog, whom I found on the street, is seven to nine years old, according to the vet who takes care of him. The vet has recommended having him neutered. I understand doing so may help prevent the dog having certain cancers later on.  And he does try to mount other dogs in the park all the time, …

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Ask A Vet: Licking Paws

Q:  Hi, I am fostering a big dog (breed unknown). She keeps licking both her front paw thumbs. The skin looks a bit infected.  Is there something I could get to just control the infection of the irritation she may have? A:  There are two things that you could try to clear up your foster dog’s problem.  The first is …

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Ask A Vet: Dog Urinates Inside

Q:  My question is regarding my 1 1/2 year old American Cocker Spaniel. We had her trained to go outdoors whenever she needed to go. Recently, about two months ago, she began urinating in the house, mainly on the couch and on her bed. We got the couches cleaned professionally to rid the scent of urine, and bought her a …

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Ask A Vet: dog has a lump

Q: I have a problem with my dog that I’m hoping you can give me some insight to.  My dog, Panda, is 7 years old and is actually quite healthy.  She’s eating, playing and doing everything normally.  The problem is she has a rather large lump on her side at the end of her rib cage.  It feels kinda like …

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Ask A Vet: My dog is coughing!

Q: My chihuahua just started coughing up a storm.  I think it could be kennel cough because he was recently boarded.  I don’t think it’s an emergency for the DMV… What can I give him to temporarily relieve the coughing before we go to the vet tomorrow?  I’ve been told by other dog owners that they sometimes use robitussin. A: …

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