Do you have OLD cats? How often do you take them to the vet, and do you do the 6 month preventative testing-type visits that cat vets typically recommend? If so, how much do you pay for the visit and lab tests? Do I really need to do this? [more inside]
My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [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]
Emergency! Does anyone know of an airline (or other option) that allows pets to fly as cargo without a certificate of health from the vet? I know there are one or two. [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]
Does any science support alternative medical treatments for dogs? [more inside]
Recommendations for a vet for cats in San Francisco? [more inside]
Neighbor's dogs just attacked my kitten. What? [more inside]
Looking for a vet in Seattle who will perform euthanasia on an animal with behavioral, not physical, problems. [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?
Colitis in cats? What to do? Diet? Help! (long and poop-related...sorry) [more inside]
How to afford MRI/Spinal Tap procedure for a dog (in northeast US). Need to make decision in next 12 hours. [more inside]
How can I help an injured kitty? [more inside]
Any recommendations for pet boarding in Birmingham, UK? (Bonus: good vets.) [more inside]
My dog's mouth is bleeding; there's a lump by her gums. It's 10pm here. What should we do? [more inside]
Which picture to give my vet? Is a picture appropriate? [more inside]
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]
My cat came home again! Now what? [more inside]
Park Rose area of Portland. 2 cats, we are new to the city need a vet we can trust and who likes kitties, any success stories?
Is it possible to be certified in the United States of America as a veterinarian without ever performing a desexing?
Is it possible to be certified in the United States of America as a veterinarian without ever performing a desexing? [more inside]
My 3 year old female cat (DSH) is having urinary issues. We are on day 9 of antibiotics for a UTI (she had no crystals on her UA)and she is not improving. She will be going to the vet for a recheck soon, but I'd really like to hear other people's experiences with UTIs and bladder stones in cats. Does anyone recommend a particular supplement like cranberry? Should I ask the veterinarian to culture her urine for the right antibiotic? Money is in short supply, but I LOVE my cat and will do whatever it takes to get her better. [more inside]
Anyone have a recommendation for a veterinary oncologist in the Bay Area? Not Sage/VMS in Campbell... [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]
Our cat isn't eating or drinking. He's been to vet, but doesn't seem to be getting better. Please help. [more inside]
Please help me decide if I need to seek emergency medical care for my cat. [more inside]
Family cat has some kind of hard mass between his left leg and his crotch, and another small one around the groin area. What should I do? [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]
My four-year-old cat has recently started drooling when happy. Okay. But in the last two days she has twice peed in weird places inside. [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]
I am in the market to buy a French bulldog. However, the one that I wanted to buy was around another dog with sarcoptic mange. While the dog has shown no signs of mange, I am still leery of buying this dog as I have a cat and three children at home. The seller said she will get the mange okayed by a vet before they are sold, but I am still not sure. Has anyone dealt with this before? Any thoughts on whether I should still buy the dog?
Been giving my cat Kashered chicken - raw or cooked for a while now. Even though the salt is washed out thoroughly no doubt something is left and that doesn't sound like something a cat would be needing in their body. Now she's sick with a yet undiagnosed disease. Thoughts are creeping in that maybe the salt in the kashered chicken caused it. [more inside]
Cat has raft of weird symptoms, isn't improving, vet is nonplussed. [more inside]
YANMV - What is my dog doing in this YouTube video? Is she OK? (Apologies for bad sound). [more inside]
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]
We had to put one of our cats to sleep on Saturday. Now that I've had a couple of days to think over some of the things that the vet at the emergency clinic said, I'm wondering if our regular vet is giving our pets the best care. [more inside]
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]
Sick parakeets, low budgets, help! [more inside]
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]
Where is an excellent place to board my cats for a week and a half in Philadelphia. [more inside]
What is the proper dosage/usage of Dramamine for a dog that gets carsick? I know YANAVet and YANMVet. [more inside]
Do I give my cat water the night before a dental cleaning? [more inside]
Recommend a good chinchilla vet in NYC? [more inside]
It's getting to be time I took my cat Trilby to the veterinarian for his first annual check up since I adopted him last October 30th. But first I have to find a vet. Can anyone recommend a good vet in central or west end Toronto?