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

    we have had our animals for 13yrs and my pug is suffering from weight and itching issues may have worms? Can no longer afford VCA It’s ashame that pike creek converted also seems all people care about is money? these are our families our children. My Spike also has something growing in his mouth where is teeth are it is getting larger causing…[Read more]

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

    How often do dogs go into heat? I have 2 boxers that are almost 2. They have been in heat twice.

  • Allyse posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 10 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]

  • Antonio posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 2 years, 11 months ago

    Casie aka Crazie say hello to Salmita and Ludde and Bob from me, you crazie dog you, miss you bebes, always with the smallest sticks and will not forget when you “fimped” me you crazie you take care bebes.

  • Maryellen Treglown posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 2 years, 12 months 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]

  • Jessica posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 3 months ago

    RIP Shadow. You were a wonderful companion and friend. Fly high with the angels.

  • Pam posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 years, 3 months 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 3 years, 3 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]

  • Cody posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 years, 4 months ago

    My dog has started eating grass lately. Should I be concerned?

    • Grass chewing. Yum! So generally grass chewing comes from two areas. Either your dog just likes the taste, or he has an upset stomach. The upset stomach tends to be seen as pets get older, but can also be from having too much stomach acid. We often see this in dogs who are free fed, or eat every 12 hours or less. I like to feed 3X/day,…[Read more]

      • Thanks for the reply! I think I figured it out… I recently switched his food and was feeding him a little less. Went back to the same amount of food I was feeding him before and he’s no longer doing it anymore.

  • marie posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 5 months ago

    Mr. Wilson – You were my first rescue dog! We were with us for a short time, but will forever hold a special place in my heart!

  • Marty posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 6 months ago

    Our Mocha was recused from Delaware Puppy Rescue in 2007 at 8 years old. We felt as if God had sent her to us. n November 25, 2014 we sent our dear Mocha back to the hands of God, at the age of 15. She had a glorious life with us and we look forward to rescuing another dog.

    • It’s lovely that you and Marty shared such a wonderful life, and that you keep your heart and home open to another friend for life. When you welcome your new dog, please share with us. We will be thinking of Marty with you this Memorial Day.

    • Sorry – I confused you, Marty, with Mocha. That’s a nice name. I apologize for my error. I’ll be thinking of Mocha.

    • Sorry to hear Marty:( I have no doubt you must have made Mocha’s life wondrous.

    • How are you doing, Marty? Toni

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 6 months ago

    In our continuing effort to support and educate our members, please submit your questions about pet death for our next video about this important subject.

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 7 months ago

    So many have asked for more ways to remember their pets, we are adding urns, garden markers and more to our shop within the next few weeks and months.

  • Kayla~Dawn posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 years, 7 months 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?

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 years, 8 months 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 Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 3 years, 8 months ago

    What a touching song for those who have lost a faithful friend

    • Oh my…Get out the tissues.. I am so moved. There is not one pet I do not think of of, from my first “Tiger” to the second, Cricket, Moses, Prince, Chivo, Tommy, Squirt, Wolf..All of my Loves. What a lovely song to remember them with. Thank you.

  • Britta posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 10 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]

    • 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.

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

        • 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!

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