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My dog started on furosemide yesterday. Today he has a sickly sweet smell to him. Should I be worried?
She is a 3 1/2 year old calico, indoor cat, goes outside on a leash. My wife has tried to feed her pumpkin, but she will not eat it. She has had diarrhea for three days now.
Thank you for all you do! Merry Christmas to all of you!
Keep looking up! Ken.
My dog keeps licking her upper lips after 4 teeth extracted 10 moths ago. Only in the last 4 weeks though, off her food...well being fussy, won’t eat her biscuits. Eats scrambled eggs and her soft food. Eats her treats, occasionally turns her nose up to her soft food. She has vomited bile occasionally 1st thing in the morning.
Lizzy can move but wont. It opens mouth and i giv it water and protien. Has a bad cut across back and around sides.
Looks like the foot and wing are injured.
My dog has a enlarged heart and fluid gathers on his lungs he is on furosemide tablets can I try hemp oil for his ageing joints
She is not spayed never had puppies but lately seems like she is always in heat
My GSD cannot have days or oil to to her pancreous, what can I give her for her dry, dry skin. She is now in Orijen fit and trim and it’s not cheap.
My puppy is a 6 month old GSD. I am noticing signs of elbow dysplasia. Wondering if cold laser helps this at her young age? She is very active
We have an 11 month old male pit and a 10 week old female mastiff. He gets along with her and is very gentle with her . He will be licking her face and playing with her very gently. It seems as though a switch just turns off in his head or something. They both will go to run to the yard and without warning he will pick her up and try to start shaking her like a rag doll. There is no growling, barking, or showing of teeth. He doesn’t tense up beforehand, it comes out of nowhere. I am at a loss for why this is happening because even when he does see her he never growls or gets aggressive.
What type of food do you recommend for a mini schnauzer about 11 lbs allergies to chicken and grains (rabbit). Small kibble is best. We did the saliva/hair test through Glacier Peaks.
Hello, I would like to know why 4 week year old kitten with stop eating. We rescue them. Their mama had left them I haven't seen her for two weeks now. One of them has lost an ounce and is lethargic and is refusing to eat. He looks like he's getting weaker. Don't know what to do for him if you have any suggestions they're deeply appreciated. Sincerely jen
My rednose pit rugby is 6yrs old reciently he began waking up with super anxiety whining at first then when i open my door to my room he paces for hrs
Dear DELTA Rescue,
My name is Gracie Rhodes and I am a junior at Seaside High School. I am writing a research paper about spay and neutering pets and was hoping you would be able to answer a few interview questions for me. I appreciate any expertise you can share with me about this issue, so if you are willing to respond I have included the questions below. If you would prefer I find someone else, just let me know. Thank you!
What are all the benefits of altering an animal?
Why should a pet owner decide to spay or neuter their animal?
Do you believe that an animal should be able to have at least one litter?
Is the surgery risky to perform?
On Mar. 11, my 13-year-old female (spayed) chihuahua was diagnosed with liver problems. Hepato support was ordered and she was started on liver/kidney prescription diet (Hills) On the return visit Mar. 13, blood work indicated diabetes. Her glucose reading was very high, more than 600. She was started on 5 units of insulin. Subsequent visits saw her insulin raised incrementally to 14 units. Finally a reading of 69 from over 400 three days earlier. Insulin reduced to 13 units. Today, two weeks later, having followed our vet's recommendations as closely as possible with no snacks or changes in diet other than the addition of a boiled egg occasionally to encourage her to eat the prescription food, her glucose reading is slightly above 500! What in the world could have caused such a tremendous change in the past 2 weeks? What could I have done wrong? (I'm afraid my vet doesn't believe me.)
Water is entering his lungs and he is coughing from lack of oxygen. I have him on pimobendan and furosemide. pimo: 1.25mg split in 2 doses every 12 hrs. AND .5ml of furosemide every 12hrs. (10mg per ml).
He is still coughing, any other thoughts on what I can do to help my lil dog not suffer so much from breathing and not being able to run or bark because it gets his heart rate up and makes him cough. He is 6 lbs. Yorkshire Terrier. 12 years young.
She is lethargic and then playful. It makes no sense. She is Lyla and 5 and the love of my life. Should I take her to the vet? Can dogs show so many different behaviors in one day -- meaning sad and sick and then full of life the next minute? My pugs and lab mixes never had this behavior.
I have a box of toys that I have been collecting when I see them on sale etc.
I'm a veterinary assistant that am originally from So California and worked as a vet tech and moved to Washington State. I was thinking about moving back. I heard about D.E.L.T.A. and was interested in the place. I've been working as an assistant for 14 years and been working with and around animals since I was very young. This seems like a place I would be happy working for.
volunteer work in exchange for some type of housing for single retiree with the income who's basic DNA is this person gets along better with animals than with people just don't fit in in the other world.
We already have 3 other rescues and I’m chronically ill with Lupus. I’m finding taking care of these sweet puppies extremely exhausting. I need help finding them trustworthy homes in Lubbock, Texas. Need recommendations
Anything I can give her to help regain weight and give her more nutrition. She is on Hills Prescription I/D food and a probiotic.
Eats & drinks normally. Regular vet says nothing to be concerned about, not unusual for cat's age.
In all your rescued cats have you ever come across an Inflammed Eye Socket? I have been told by many vets that my Cat's illness is a mystery and they don't know much about Inflamed eye sockets. My Cat is Spayed 16ys (in Dec). All teeth pulled in July 2019 due to gingivostomatitis. Inside Mouth cleared. Fine for month. Started pawing a mouth after eat/drinking. Blood test show some bacteria in Kidney. Treated with Veraflox. Still pawing. Did An Ultra Sound/Normal except the bacteria which has since cleared up. Still pawing. Her left eye beginning to protrude out. DID A CT-SCAN Nov 2019. No tumors. What it showed was inflammation of the left EYE SOCKET and UPPER LEFT SINUS AREA. Meds: Prednisolone 5 mg/24 hr. Buprenex 0.1 ml 8-12 hrs for pain. The last Blood Test/All normal. From pawing she dug a hole in her cheek area. While at FoxFeed in CC yesterday they recommended I try Vetericyn Plus, for wound. 1st app. last night. She has always been drinking and eating through all of this. She is a fighter and I don't want to just give up on her. In all your years of rescuing have you ever come across this type of Socket Inflammation? At this point I sure could use some of your wisdom and insight. Thank you for your time.
i took the dog to the vet to get chekced out they said she needs her front paw to be amputated, so far ive just been cleaning her wound, i cant aford it,and shes not even my dog i been looking for a rescue center or good people whilling to take her, care for her and be sure she finds a good home but ive got nothing so far....she is a very good dog a bit scare of people but when she warms up to you she is the sweetest. i dont know where tp look or what do do but i need to help her now.
be so agresive
My dog refuses dog and 98 % people food but weighs 16# she whins when she wants to eat then it’s on my nerves go off the chart Need to see if she has intestinal issues
My 12-lb. 10-yr-old chihuaua (Marlet) coughs. She's done it for years, but seems to be increasing. She seems otherwise healthy and active, has a good appetite and appropriate waste elimination. Her teeth aren't in great shape. She often coughs upon waking in the morning, but sometimes after playing. It's a deep, rasping cough, but she shows no signs of throat soreness. She often coughs several times and concludes with a "gag". Other times (but not always), she seems to be able to stop voluntarily when her name is called or if she's offered a treat. She's seen a veterinarian for other things, lameness, chiropractic, bee sting, when her heart has been checked with no mention of problem by the vet.
I am looking for a diet for my golden retriever 4 years old who is medicated with phenobarbital for seizures
I have three dogs that were left with me and I can no longer care for and owner won't take them back. What can I do?
I dont have the knowledge or means to gain trust in this kitten it will die if no one helps us and no one i habe contacted will help
My husband says he too aggressive and we need to get rid of him
17-month-old pit bull's left ear consistently irritated, inflamed, reddish-brown "dirt". No fleas or ticks. She's the only one of 7 dogs who has the problem and only in one ear. I clean it regularly and have used Mometavet as prescribed in the past. I need a "second opinion".
Can i use CBD oils with her? We are packing to move soon and she is anxious. We will be going from a three floor town house where she is an indoor outdoor cat...to a four room apt (temporarily) and she will be a strictly indoor cat.
My cat had 5 upper teeth pulled in April 2019. Bumps in upper gum only area. Bio was done came back Neg for anything. Gums were fine for awhile but are now inflamed and has trouble eating. She is on 0.1ml Gabapentin oral and Mirtazapine 15mg (1/3 pill every other day for appetite.
Do you know of any supplement or treatment for her? Everyone tells me to pull all the teeth because that is the only way to help her. I want to of course make the best decision for her. I would love to know you opinion on this.
He takes 2.5mg SID. Is it safe to vaccinate him
Fiona is a 1-year old collie mix. She is aggressive to people and other dogs and she is becoming aggressive to family members. We have tried everything we can afford. We tried with a trainer and now a behaviorist. Unfortunately we don't have the resources needed to keep her with a behaviorist as it takes $235/hour + boot camps for a long period of time. We love her and don't want to put her down. We want her to be safe. Please advise.
I found a stray a few months ago and soon after she started losing her fur and now she is mostly bald with flaky skin that oozes something and has fowl odor ( I say like wet soggy old potatoes, like for hash browns, but my family says it's way more disgusting) and she has a overly healthy appetite and drinks loads of water but she remains super skinny and looks emaciated. I took her to the vet but I couldn't afford the blood tests that might have diagnosed what was wrong with her. They prescribed pills; prednisone, cephalexin and a shampoo; ketohex. I couldn't afford them all ado the vet gave me what he felt would suffice. The treatment worked at first and I even bought more of the same shampoo online. but now she looks like it's returning. Do you have any suggestions on anything I can do to get her healthy again? I'm out of options and can't afford another trip to the vet I'm disabled and rely on ssi to get by.