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Looking for a good vet in Los Angeles

Hi, I'm looking for a good, affordable veterinarian for two dogs in LA near Midcity/Midwilshire/Koreatown. Personal experiences especially welcome. Obligatory photo in comments!
posted by yaymukund on Aug 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Dogs that lick... a lot

I have two Jack Russell Terriers, both sixish years old, and both with odd licking issues. One licks the exposed skin of people: legs, hands, feet. If you push him away, he will lick the couch. He has done this since he was a puppy, and though I think it's odd and slightly embarrassing when he goes to town on an unwitting friend's shin, it doesn't concern me. Our other dog has started licking his own front legs, above his paws (what his forearm would be if he were a person), so much that they are stained pink. He's done this for a few months now. When I took him to our vet for his yearly checkup, I asked whether she thought it was allergies. She said no, that it could be anxiety or arthritis. She didn't get into much depth (she is new to our vet office, and I don't know that I love her). He walks and runs just fine, so I don't think he is in pain. Does anyone out there have experience with compulsive canine lickers? Do I try to stop them (and if so, how?), or just let them be weird? Or do I change to a new vet who might be a bit more forthcoming?
posted by hippychick on Jul 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Dog has suddenly changed behaviors

12-year-old dog has suddenly changed behavior in the past 2 weeks - anxious, clingy, having bathroom issues, etc. Vet has found nothing. Any other suggestions on what we should do? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Mar 3, 2014 - 16 answers

How to tell the vet that we are forgoing treatment on a very sick dog.

It is possible that my dog may be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. We're waiting on confirmation now. Survival rates for this condition, even with aggressive surgery and chemotherapy, are low and measured in months. Although it's not about the money, a full course of treatment will be $10,000 or more. Really though we don't want to see him suffer for months and he is in no pain now. How do we tell this to the vet?
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2014 - 32 answers

Help a bald dog out?

7 month old puppy chewing herself constantly, huge bald spots. Any idea why? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jun 12, 2013 - 22 answers

Are you OK? Are you OK now? What about now? How are you feeling now?

How often is normal for otherwise healthy pets to have medical emergencies? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on May 25, 2013 - 51 answers

Why is my dog shaking?

Why might my dog be shaking and what can I do to help him? [more inside]
posted by mibo on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

How worried should I be if my puppy ate part of leaf sprayed by RoundUp?

I have a 5 month old lab mix, about 22 lbs. Yesterday I sprayed some weed on our porch with RoundUp, and my SO went through and weedeated afterward, but failed to sweep remanents of weeds that were scattered out all crime scene like. This morning took puppy out for walk and he IMMEDIATELY grabs something off the porch and eats it. All of the pieces scattered were probably smaller than a thumb print, but he swallowed it before I could get to him. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Apr 22, 2013 - 12 answers

Is it madness to get a dog without owning a car first?

We do not own a car. We're thinking about getting a dog. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Jan 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Arf? Quack?

Does any science support alternative medical treatments for dogs? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Oct 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Feline Emergency

Neighbor's dogs just attacked my kitten. What? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Sep 14, 2012 - 45 answers

the canine's incisor

I have an older dog whose front tooth is loose enough that I can wiggle it with my fingers. I'm taking him into the vet tomorrow, but before I do, I'm wondering: is it possible for the vet to remove a dog's tooth without putting him under anesthesia?
posted by roger ackroyd on Aug 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Affordable pet MRI

How to afford MRI/Spinal Tap procedure for a dog (in northeast US). Need to make decision in next 12 hours. [more inside]
posted by lapidus on Aug 5, 2012 - 28 answers

Emergency or not?

My dog's mouth is bleeding; there's a lump by her gums. It's 10pm here. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Jul 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Trying to thank my vet for all her help

Which picture to give my vet? Is a picture appropriate? [more inside]
posted by Beacon Inbound on Jul 10, 2012 - 15 answers

What to do about my dog's mouth problem??

My adult dog lost a tooth a couple weeks ago after chewing on a Nylabone. I took the bone away, and was planning to make an appointment for cleaning/ scaling in a month or so, when I could afford it. Today I found another tooth and now I'm more worried that this is something that can't wait. Help please! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Does our dog's dissapearing cherry eye warrent a vet appointment before we go in next month for shots?

Our puggle seems to be getting cherry eye- but it dissapears in the morning? [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Feb 28, 2012 - 7 answers

dog bites dog

Puppy crisis... our dog just got bitten on the nose by another dog, do we need to take her to the emergency clinic tonight? [more inside]
posted by jschu on Aug 12, 2011 - 15 answers

How sick is this puppy?

The most wonderful dog in the world, Wrigley, is acting out of sorts today, and has bad breath for the first time ever. How urgent is this? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Why is my dog wheezing?

YANMV - What is my dog doing in this YouTube video? Is she OK? (Apologies for bad sound). [more inside]
posted by ORthey on May 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Should my puppy eat Blue Buffalo, Science Diet or Wellness?

Hello! We are getting a Maltese puppy (12 weeks old) soon and I want to give him the best dog food there is. I've heard about Blue Buffalo, Science Diet and Wellness. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on May 5, 2011 - 38 answers

Rabies DB?

Where can I find rabies info if the original owner can't remember or the vet they had the dog vaccinated at it is out of business? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Apr 12, 2011 - 13 answers

my puppy is sick in the butt!

Help! My dog is having some issues . . . around her butt. Took her to the vet last week, and she seemed to be improving, but today it's getting worse. Help me help her? Kinda gross details inside, beware. [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Mar 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me make my dog less miserable in the car.

What is the proper dosage/usage of Dramamine for a dog that gets carsick? I know YANAVet and YANMVet. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Am I liable for these vet bills?

Am I legally liable for veterinarian bills for my roommate's dog if the dog was injured while under my care? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Oct 26, 2010 - 17 answers

wrong dog ate the phenomav!

Wrong dog ate the phenomav- now what? (And we're dogsitting!) [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Sep 10, 2010 - 5 answers

It's a hard knock life for Bear

A friend is planning to rescue a dog from a native reserve and I will be looking after her for at least the next couple of months starting this weekend. What are the things I need to think about doing? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Aug 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Ew. Contagious eye boogers.

My doggie has pink eye. Can anyone recommend a good Philadelphia vet who could probably see her quickly? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jul 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Help with our demented dog.

Dog dementia - help! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 28, 2010 - 40 answers

Help me nail down the root to my dog's diarrhea!

How can I get rid of my puppy's diarrhea? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Mar 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Do I need a vet?

My dog has a swollen lip, but she doesn't mind. Do I need a vet? [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Feb 18, 2010 - 14 answers

How to treat dog ringworm at home?

How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Feb 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with a Cushing's Dog?

Our dog has Cushing's Disease. Now what? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help us help a dog.

A question about a dog. (posting for a friend) [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Why does my dog have no interest in any kind of food?

Why does my dog have no interest in any kind of food? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jun 15, 2009 - 25 answers

how much will a large dog cost per year

How much does it cost annually to keep a large-ish (50 - 80lb) dog? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Mar 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Daisy attacked & damaged 3 dogs, has heartworm, severe separation anxiety: is it time to put her down?

My dog has damaged (bitten through the skin) 3 other dogs and was just diagnosed with heartworm. I know it's a bit impersonal to ask online, but can help me figure out when it is time to consider putting down my pet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Vet near Providence?

A good vet in or around Providence, RI? [more inside]
posted by miriam on Nov 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Why won't my dog eat regularly? Help!

Why won't my dog eat regularly? It started when my roommate moved out, who had friends over a lot. Over the past few weeks it's progressed into serving him canned food, to some days where he doesn't eat at all except for treats and any kind of cooked meat. [more inside]
posted by philrj on Jul 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Vet Trachea Specialists?

Our pug has always had breathing problems. Now we find out he's got a fold in his trachea. We're in the Atlanta area and are looking for a specialist. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jul 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Why hasn't our dog gotten better?

What is wrong with our dog? He's passing blood again - for the second time in two weeks. He went to the vet a week and a half ago; he had tests and x-rays; he's been on IVs of fluids & antibiotics. It seemed as though he was cured. Then, on Wednesday of this past week, it started up again. [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian on May 4, 2008 - 20 answers

Dual-personality dogs.

What to do about a normally friendly dog, who has a bloodlust for veterinarians? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Dec 16, 2007 - 21 answers

Safe Pet Meds?

Two Part Pet Question: Is there such a thing as a safe medication for pets? AND Is there an online database that can educate me on safe med/health practices? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

human remedies for dogs

My two dogs were playing and the 70lb german shepherd mix started yelping repeatedly like a car alarm... [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Nov 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Mexican Hairless dog aggression problems?

Our 3.5 year old Mexican Hairless has started becoming aggressive and I need suggestions for dealing with it. [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Aug 10, 2007 - 10 answers

See Spot. See Spot on Spot.

What is this strange growth on my dog's chin? [more inside]
posted by cior on Jul 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Dog with mysterious pain -- what should I expect?

Dog in sudden, mysterious pain. Going to see the vet as soon as possible, but want to be as prepared as I can be. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 25, 2007 - 13 answers

No ashes, what to do?

DeadDogFilter: My vet lost my dog's ashes - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by lost_cause on Jul 12, 2006 - 38 answers

Sane vet in Sacramento?

Does anyone know of a reasonable vet in Sacramento, CA? [more inside]
posted by clarahamster on May 10, 2006 - 4 answers

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