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  • Kayla~Dawn posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    So I have two questions. You can answer ether or.
    So my first is how big would my pup be getting she is about 8-10 inches tall. And she is four months. She is rottie pit chow and shepherd mix.
    The second is her and her brother and sister fight but its not the play fighting. Should I separate her from her siblings?

    • I’m excited to learn what @drkellymccarty has to say… My dog Benny can get aggressive with other dogs randomly, too.

    • And also she is gonna be trained as a service animal and I know they can’t get aggressive. So I’m just wondering what to do

    • Hi Kayla- Dawn,

      It can be difficult to accurately determine the adult weight of a puppy. A general rule of thumb is that a puppy is half-grown at four months of age. This hinges on the puppy being accurately assessed for age and, of course, there are always outliers. Knowing the current weight and size of both parents would ultimately be the…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 4 months, 1 week ago

    Do veterinarians counsel people on planning for their pets’ care if the owner dies? Do you work with estate planners to help make sure the pet goes to a loving home and that money is provided for their medical and nutritional needs?

    • Hi Toni,
      As a veterinarian, I do help owners plan for the future and what the best situation may be for a particular pet in the case of a serious illness or death. There are also many nonprofit organizations that can help in these situations as well. For instance, here in Colorado Springs, we have Safe Place for Pets, which is a nonprofit…[Read more]

  • Britta posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 months ago

    I noticed recently that my dog Satchmo’s urine seems off colored. It’s been a darker orange color for the last several days. Is this something we need to get checked out or cause for concern? Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Britta,
      It is first important to discuss how Satchmo is doing overall. Normal appetite and water intake? Any vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss? Any increase in frequency of urination or accidents in the house? If you feel that there are any other changes occurring with Satchmo, then I would recommend a consultation with your primary…[Read more]

  • donna posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 months, 1 week ago

    I have a 16 yr old kitty .I notice when we move her eyes wouldnt dilate.First we stay with my son for a month and the first few days she seem a liitle nervous..but then was fine,,When uor house was ready and move in, again alittle nervous but is fine..its been 3 months she plays, eats , and sleeps fine.but her eyes never go to those thin…[Read more]

  • Cody posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 6 months ago

    My dog Benny has gotten razor burn (?) the past couple of times he has had a hair cut. I feel terrible because he’s definitely uncomfortable but since he has hair all over him, it has been hard to figure out something that will help. Last time I went to the store and purchased some baby powder and that seemed to help some. I’m thinking that I…[Read more]

    • Toni replied 6 months ago

      Cody, use the “Services” tab to find a groomer in your zip code. I suggest calling and asking their advice. Please share what you learn so we can all benefit.

      • Cody replied 6 months ago

        Thanks, Toni! I’ll do that and let you know how it goes.

        • Toni replied 6 months ago

          Yes, please do let us know. I imagine you have to use a product that isn’t toxic if Benny licks it. You really need to find a better groomer, too.

    • Geeez, poor Benny! Yeah I second Toni. Better groomer sounds like a plan! Did the baby powder work?

      • Cody replied 6 months ago

        I do think the baby powder helped… I agree with you and Toni on finding a different groomer, though… hopefully prevent that from happening again.

    • Just an update guys: we went to another groomer and he’s doing a lot better than last time he got his hair cut!