• At what age does a dog get his rabies shot? Do I need to schedule this or do vets know when to give it
  • Hello, I have a female/spayed, 10 month old, great dane. She has had chronic diahrrea for the past five months or so. For the most part its watery and mucousy. Every now and then it'll be a little more like soft serve ice cream rather than water. We have her on a diahrrea medicine that helps harden her stool. Even with that her poop still isnt as hard as it should be. We have her eating ONLY the royal caine gastro food that a banfeild vet perscribed to us. We have tried a probitotic, bland diet, I feel like we have tried everything. The diahrrea is uncontrollable for her. We are gone throughout the day for work and she ends up messing her crate. Shes a great dane... her mess is huge. Shes too big to be cleaning a crate and giving a bath once a day, sometimes twice. She also seems to be always really thirsty. We have had her stool tested for worms/parasites and they come back negative. We got her spayed over two months ago and the patch of hair they shaved on her tummy still has yet to grow back, not even a little bit. I dont know if that has anything to do with anything but it's just weird it hasnt grown back yet. We are in the vets office almost once a week or on the phone with them trying to figure something out. We have been reccommended to do a scan and a blood test but we really cant afford them right now. We just moved and we are planning a wedding. There isnt really money in the budget for a $300-$600 test for our dog. At this point i feel like no ones able to help or give us answers other than to do those tests. My one concern is that she might have whipworm? Thats just from googling her side effects and such... But still. To treat whipworm. its expensive. Especially if thats not what it is. I really hope you have some other ideas. Thanks, Allie Smith 301-337-1135
  • Our dog vomited at some point between 7am and 11am while crated. I took him outside and he voided as normal but did not defecate. He is drinking water but refusing food. Palpation of his tunmy doesn't produce any signs of discomfort and he's not lethargic or having any behavioral changes from his baseline. Are there any steps we should take over the next few hours to determine if we need to bring him in for evaluation? (I'm normally not the type to be concerned but in the 6 months since we got him as a puppy he has never refused food.) Thank you for any pointers!
  • I made an appointment for Mika with Dr. DeCampo, just wondering if I need to prep her before her appointment. Mika choked on a bone a week ago, since then she has had cough/respiratory changes, rapid breathing, lethargic behavior. Mika is eating, peeing and pooping fine, showing polydipsia and polyuria though. I would like to check her glucose levels and/or if trauma was done to her airway/esophagus. If I am asking for special blood testing do I need to do a 12 hour fast? If so what other things should I be doing to prepare for her appointment this friday. Thank you
  • what is the normal platelet count range. What does it mean when the results show above or below normal?
  • What can I give a 5 month old puppy with severe car anxiety for a 14 hour road trip.
  • I was just reviewing some labs for my dog from back in January. My daughter brought up the fact that we never looked but nevertheless, she tested positive for Ehrlichia canis/Ehrlichiaewingii ELISA, is this anything that I should be worried about/treating. She appears symptom free at this time but I was just curious.
  • I recently switched my cat from kitten food to adult food but she has thrown up a couple of times. Should I mix them? Do something differently? I have fed her blue buffalo rice and chicken kitten formula and switched to the adult version.
  • My dog got the medicine for worms 2 days ago. She pooped out dead worms yesterday but lately she’s been making a gagging noise and her belly is still big. Should I be concerned?
  • Our cat is 5 years old and weighs 10.85 (they rounded it off to 10.9). They consider that overweight and a 4. She has always been a 3 in ideal weight. What is the ideal weight for her? She is a DSH, will turn 6 in June.
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