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  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 days, 7 hours 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?

  • Britta posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month, 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]

    • Donna, we’ll get this question asked ASAP!

    • Donna just FYI your question is being asked in the video filming tomorrow!

      • donna replied 1 month ago

        ok thank you..hopefully i can find out why this happen to her..

        • donna replied 1 month ago

          She’s been going to the same Dr for over 16 years and was thinking maybe trying someone different..She works with just cats , and i just lost my 14 yr old 9 months ago.so im alittle nervous,,

  • Cody posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

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

        • Toni replied 2 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?

      • 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!

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 4 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]