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

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

        • Toni replied 1 month 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?

      • 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.

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 months, 1 week ago

    Just saw the first Ask a Vet video with Shari from Aspenwood Animal Hospital and WOW! It’s great and I am excited to see them each month. Is anti-freeze really as bad for pets as I have heard? What, if any, ice melting products are safe to use on walks?

    • Hi Toni,
      Anti-freeze is extremely dangerous to pets. It will cause severe kidney damage. After ingestion clinical signs progress quickly and, unfortunately, often lead to the death of the patient.
      Sidewalk de-icers generally are calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium acetate or chloride salts of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Of this group,…[Read more]

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

    Last year I took in 2 stray female cat.both pregnant. I kept both moms. A few weeks ago one must gave had a bad seizure. Can’t figure anything g else that caused her injury. Her tongue was completely chewed up. Now the other cat is having g seizures. Mild she cramps up get disoriented. Vet ruled out some stuff like feline leukimia. Any idea what…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the question Inka! Handed to the Doc yesterday!

      • My cat had 2 more seizure since I sent the question. Anything from the vet yet?

        • Hi Inka,
          I apologize for the delayed response. First, your cat’s condition is not one I can diagnosis online. Your cat should be seen by your primary veterinarian for further evaluation and work-up. Also, in your previous post you mentioned that both cats were having seizures. There is a very different list of concerns in a household where…[Read more]