My five year old labrador dog seems to be in pain. It's nearly 11pm. The local vet clinic is closed. Ought I wait until morning or call the vets’ emergency number? Details inside. [more inside]
My cat just got into a fight with a neighbor's cat. I broke up the fight, but my cat was spooked and wouldn't come to me, so I haven't had a chance to look her over. I am guessing she will need to go to the vet to get any bites/scratches attended to. How long after being scratched/bitten can I wait to go into the vet? It is getting later in the day, my regular vet is closing soon, and I may have to wait until morning to see them. Can I wait (providing it is minor injuries), or should I find an emergency vet?
Vet says wait until after 16 weeks to take Otto outside, manufacturer says a single injection provides immunity, and my previous research says they're both wrong. [more inside]
Our cat is acting more and more irrational. I think we will have to have him put down. Any thoughts welcome. [more inside]
My roommate's 25 lb. mutt ate little tuna with a sprinkling of garlic powder (about 1/10th(?) teaspoon worth). Since garlic is extremely toxic to dogs, should I be worried?
Should we go to an emergency vet tonight, or can it wait until tomorrow? [more inside]
I've been looking for a dog that matches me for about 2 years. Today I found a dog at the local pound but the dog is heartworm positive and undergoing treatment. Medical records and info/questions inside... [more inside]
Is there any way to deworm cats without visiting the vet? [more inside]
My sweet kitty died today. He passed away before we could get him to the vet, quickly and, I hope, painlessly. He's been sick since the beginning of the year and we've spent a lot of time at the vet; they've been terrific. I'd like to send them something as a token of thanks. What's appropriate? Chocolates? Incredible Edibles? Just a card? Any other ideas?
Why might my dog be shaking and what can I do to help him? [more inside]
My darling dearest kitteh is 5 years old, and seems to have some kind of stomach issue. Our vet is closed til Monday, so in the meantime -Is this a potential emergency? -If not, how can I help her poor little belly? Slightly gross details below. [more inside]
We do not own a car. We're thinking about getting a dog. Is this doable? [more inside]
Back in July, my 11 year old cat was tentatively diagnosed with possible early renal failure. This past Saturday, however, she had another round of bloodwork and urinalysis...the results of which indicated her kidneys are probably fine! Needless to say, I'm very happy about this. But the more I think about it, the more it seems like the clinic folks jumped to conclusions way too quickly based on too little information. Am I off-base here, or is it perhaps really time to explore other local veterinary options? [more inside]
I need a veterinarian in Manhattan (Washington Heights, UWS or Inwood preferred). Please come inside if you have a good one. [more inside]
Neighbor's dogs just attacked my kitten. What? [more inside]
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?
Which picture to give my vet? Is a picture appropriate? [more inside]
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]
Can I take my cat in a cat carrier on the subway/train in Japan? [more inside]
Brooklyn Veterinary House Calls? [more inside]
I'm pretty sure my female cat has a urinary tract infection -- she's dragging her butt, licking herself all the time, going to the litter box a lot, etc. I'm going to take her to the vet, but I'm having trouble finding one that's open on Sundays. Is it okay for this to wait until Monday or should I go to an emergency animal hospital?
Our cat (and another pic!) was spayed on Thursday morning. It is now Sunday night and we've discovered that this afternoon one of the stitches came out (pic here - it is the bottom stitch). What do we do? [more inside]
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]
My old cat has long thick fur and hates being brushed or fussed at, so now we're well into a hot summer she has mats. [more inside]
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]
Do I give my cat water the night before a dental cleaning? [more inside]
Wrong dog ate the phenomav- now what? (And we're dogsitting!) [more inside]
I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
My new neighborhood has a certified cat lady, and I am concerned for the 10+ cats I've seen roaming around with various signs of poor health and lack of vet care. [more inside]
Adopted cat, age quoted was 2, vet says 12, and he has cancer. What to do? [more inside]
Kitty filter: My vet has diagnosed my cat with stomatitis, and has strongly recommended that she get her back teeth pulled. Has anyone had a cat that has experienced this? [more inside]
Dog dementia - help! [more inside]
How can I get rid of my puppy's diarrhea? [more inside]
What's life like as a veterinary technician? [more inside]
My dog has a swollen lip, but she doesn't mind. Do I need a vet? [more inside]
How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
Is my cat still sluggish from a sedative, or is it time to go back to the vet? [more inside]
Am I being gullible for considering cat insurance? [more inside]
How do I best care for a cat with diabetes? [more inside]
How much did it cost to treat your dog for canine influenza or shelter cough when you adopted? [more inside]
Cat in recovery from suspected poisoning. Came out of post-seizure coma, now has suspected blindness, partial paralysis. What do we do next? [more inside]
Anemic cat with poor appetite. Had symptoms of kidney (renal) issues but the numbers are now OK. Still no appetite. Diagnosis? [more inside]
My cat is very sick. We went to the vet and were incredibly unsatisfied. Please recommend an awesome vet in the South Hampton Roads (preferably Norfolk or Virginia Beach) area. (Also, if you have ANY idea what's wrong with my cat, please give me an idea, because I'm sick to my stomach with worry.) [more inside]
How can I make sure my cat has a full bladder? [more inside]
Cat filter: Do I really need to get her teeth cleaned? [more inside]
Can you help me keep my bunny fed? He has head tilt and has trouble getting food. [more inside]
Looking for a way to allow people to schedule their vet appointments via the web. [more inside]