Sister cats, adopted from the shelter very young (~couple months)...are now around 3 years and thriving. Problem is they will randomly get very...agitated? Upset? Freaked out may be the best way to describe this. Not sure what to do or how to go about explaining it to vet without having to force pills down their little throats (this causes more trauma and anxiety!) Tedious details inside. [more inside]
What toys would you suggest for a cat that needs exercise but isn't motivated by treats? She does like scratching posts/beds and chin scritches, but I don't know how to work those into an active toy.
Please help me win my FaceBook debate (or, at least, learn something new): MUST dogs be walked? Is it truly better for cats to be only indoors? Are cats less domesticated than dogs? I'd like fact-based support, not ASPCA party line. Gimme Science! [more inside]
Following her final set of kitten vaccinations today, Olivia the Maine Coon has pupils that are not dilating at the same rate. Any ideas? [more inside]
My cat's hair is thinning near his ears and I see what look like small red bites. What could this be? pic and more info inside. [more inside]
Vet says cat's tooth extraction surgery will be difficult and painful. Is it worth it? [more inside]
Is there a "bible" of home pet diagnostics, treatment, and general health? [more inside]
Cat gone crazy? If so, what to do? [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter who is "mildly heartworm positive and has begun conservative treatment"? [more inside]
For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
Can I mix interferon with food to dose my cat? She's been diagnosed with stomatitis, a viral mouth infection, so she'll be taking interferon for at least a few months. I'm getting conflicting information from the two vets who have seen her about how to administer it. [more inside]
I'm bringing my eleven-year old cat to the vet tonight for his first teeth cleaning. I know he has to have blood tests first, and that anasthesia will be involved. The vet said there might be some extractions depending on the condition of his teeth. Can anyone give me a ballpark on what this is going to cost? I need to figure out how to juggle my finances to pay for it.
I am looking to get pet insurance for my dog, and I'm looking for advice/recommendations. [more inside]
I have a friend who's cat is sick. What can he do to help make it more comfortable? [more inside]
My female cat's hind end slips from side-to-side in a strange fashion. [more inside]