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  • Allyse posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    How do you feel about feeding dogs real food that is cooked? Healthy food like chicken, carrots, rice etc. I know there is a raw diet, but I have noticed nothing but good changes with my dogs after putting them on real food, including loss of extra weight (she was overweight) and better behavior.

    • Many foods need to be cooked to release enzymes and nutrients, plus cooking can aid in digestion. I always alternated cooked “real” foods with dry or canned pet foods. My dogs all lived to 16 and one of my cats 19, so as a pet parent, I think it’s a good idea. Also, my pets liked fruits and vegetables. My dogs would gnaw carrots and my cat loved…[Read more]

      • Thanks! I just wanted to see everyone’s general opinion because the raw diet gets so much more attention, but I feel that cooking the meal is better for our dogs. So many people say that raw food is the best diet possible, but I just think that dogs have evolved so much that it could in some breeds be dangerous to feed raw food.

        • Allyse, I agree. Parasites can live in raw anything, especially meat and seafood. That said, I had a cat who only ate dry cat food – period. It concerned me but the vet said she was getting all her nutrients and it was good for her teeth. If it’s nutritious and they like it, it’s probably what they need. I am not a vet, and we are looking for a…[Read more]

  • Marty posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 7 months ago

    I AM DIRE NEED TO SAVE ANOTHER DOG. SMALL,JACK RUSSELL, AND ANYTHING ELSE. MY PROBLEMS IS I NEED A VET TO COME TO MY HOUSE TO VACINATE MY 4 CATS THAT HAVE FELL BEHIND DUE TO BANKRUPSY. I HAVE AN ACRE OF YARD COMPLETELY FENCED. I HAD TO PUT MY MOCHA DOWN-PICTURED IN APRIL OF 2014 AND HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN TO LOOK IN EARNST. ARE THERE VETS THAT…[Read more]

  • Maryellen Treglown posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Shortly after I got a second dog my older dog started losing his hair on his back end, he looked like he had a mohawk down his back, A few months later his hair was coming back in, I thought it was due to stress of a new dog in the house, now it has started again his one side in his back end is losing his hair, he has very dry skin and I have…[Read more]

  • Pam posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    My 8 yr old dog Fritz has a what the vet called a skin tag, but its like the size of a peach, and getting raw. He keeps licking it. Is there a way i could take it off myself? My vet does not seem to want to remove it, for some reason. What can i do myself. It looks hideous, and seems to be bugging him. Thanks

    • Hello Pam.
      Generally skin tags are diagnosed because of there small size. We treat them like moles, as in, if they get bigger, bleed, ooze, change shape, or grow friends, we will remove them.
      I am unsure the reason not to remove it. Surgeons do not want to put a patient with other medical risks such as a heart condition or metabolic disorder…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 12 months ago

    Female puppy (spayed) urine is ruining the grass. We spray water but that hasn’t helped. My HOA wants me to do something and I don’t know what. Could it be her PH? Is there a test we can get to determine why her urine is doing this? A diet change? Thank you.

    • Hello Toni.
      Of the things that will help grass grow, urine, in almost any form, is not one of them. The pH of water tends to be 7.0 or neutral. Most animal urine tends to be higher (alkaline) or lower (acidic). Some grasses may handle variance to the perfect pH of 7.0, but I am unsure which grasses those are.
      Changing the pH of an animal’s u…[Read more]