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  • 2 days ago

    News Flash: Skin Cancer Cream Linked to 5 Dog Deaths

    Attention all cat and dog owners: Please be aware if you have this skin cancer cream in your house: "Five dogs have died from exposure to a skin cancer cream prescribed for people, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ingesting very small amounts of the drug -- fluorouracil topical cream USP 5% (5-FU) -- can sicken or kill family pets, said the FDA." Find out more here:
  • 4 days ago

    Cannine Tramadol

    Can I give my 28 lb dog Tramadol HCL 50 MG for pain?
  • 1 month ago

    Can I teach an old dog new tricks?

    I have the most abdorable, sweetest, loving, loyal, productive foster son, and companion in my 12 year old terrier mix. His previous owner paid him no mind and didn't train him at all. We have overcome any agression he had as well as begging, crying, and we are working on barking. The biggest problem is that he believes he can poop and pee wherever and whenever he feels IN THE HOUSE!!!!!! We let him out regularly and are monitoring his food intake. So far nothing we do is working. Does anyone....

    Seasons Greetings! We have been blessed by the gift of a rescue dog, and we adore her - she is 3 years old, has a beautiful personality, and fits right in, she even loves our cats and they love her, and she adores our elderly Basset Hound, Luke Skywalker, and he really likes her. The problem? 2 family members are long time vegetarians, and they are insisting that our new dog be on a strict vegetarian diet. I have researched the topic, and the information that I am finding is that in general, it's....
  • 12 days ago

    Essential oil flea and tick repellent

    I am looking for a recipe for a safe and effective flea and tick repellent based on essential oils. The recipe I have includes Oil of Rose Geranium and Oil of Lavender. I have read conflicting information about the possible toxicity of these oils if used on dogs. Can you confirm the safety and efficacy of these oils for this purpose or recommend other natural ingredients.
  • 17 days ago

    News Flash: 20 Kinds of Cat Food Recalled

    "The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of certain kinds of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned cat food on Wednesday due to possible low levels of thiamine." See if your cat's food is affected here:
  • 20 days ago

    Sibiling Rivalry

    We have a 4 year old Russian Tsvetnaya Bologna (7 lbs) and a 11 month old Cane Corso (120 lbs). The smaller dog is still very jealous of the larger dog. We have had him for 7 months now. She constantly pees in the larger dogs beds. Before the larger dog came along, the smaller dog hardly ever went to the bathroom in the house. How can I stop this bad behavior?
  • My healthy dog is suddenly having Panic Attacks or Racing heart.

    My 10 year old American Bulldog just started heavy panting and quivering suddenly, two weeks ago. She is very healthy. I know as we have now spent a lot of money at the ER (part of UC Davis) and Vet. She has had all tests done. Blood, urine, ultra sounds, xrays, EKG, seen a cardiologist, and internal medicine doc. All test came back fine, perfect. Her heart was beating rapidly though, 150-180. When she slept they saw it jump to 200. She is being monitored for heart rate with a vest. We get the results....
  • 28 days ago

    I've contracted MRSA :(

    Fri. Dec. 23 ... i went to my dr. to see what this painful pimple like thing was on my naval and face ... test show I have MSRA ....what little I know about it other then to keep it clean and covered ... my concern is my pet dog... shes my best friend and from what I can see can be a carrier and even get far shes fine.... I want to keep it that way at any cost.... my question is how can I protect her ? I want to wash her but im not sure if doggie soap is enough..... i don't want....
  • 25 days ago

    Sebaceous cysts

    My toy poodle is 15 yrs old. He gets sebaceous cysts around his left neck & shoulder. I have the medicated soap from the vet but what can I use on these scabies once they are dry? He is irritated and scratches often. Any suggestions that are not oily? Thank you