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My cat is loosing weight and won't eat his dry food
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My cat is loosing weight and won't eat his dry food

Our question this week was: My 12-year-old cat has been losing weight lately and won't eat any of his dry food. He's only eating moist cat food, and has recently stopped eating it and is only licking the juice. My mother has had him to the vet and they ran blood tests and a thyroid level (T-4 test) and everything has come back normal.

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Can cats get “gas” or “fart”?

Our question this week was: Can cats fart or pass gas? I swear my cat does it but I've never heard of that! Toots Dad Answer Hi Toots Dad – thanks for your email. You wrote asking if cats can pass gas or fart. The answer is yes; cats can pass gas or fart. Another name for passing gas is called "Flatulence".
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Can dogs “fart” or get “gas”?

Our question this week was: Doctor – this sounds silly but I wondered if dogs can fart or pass gas? I swear my dog and can clear a room. I mean it can really stink. M.J. Answer Hi– thanks for your email. You wrote asking if dogs can pass gas or fart. The answer is yes, dogs can pass gas or fart.
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What Can I do if my Cat’s Ears Freeze?

Our question this week was: What to do if cat freezes her ears. It is so cold up in Canada today and now I see our cats ears are puffed up and sore. She was only out for a few minutes. D. Miller. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that you are worried that your cat may have frostbite of her ears.
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How to Talk to Your Dog Veterinarian About Money

Knowing how to talk to your vet about money can mean better care for your dog. It's not easy. Talking to anyone about money - much less your veterinarian - is way low on anyone's list of favorite endeavors. In fact, if your veterinarian is anything like me, she probably isn't too keen on talking money either - much less with you (no offense).
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Why would bright red blood come from my dog’s rectum?

Our question this week was: My one year old pit bull dog was having a bowel movement and I noticed 3 drops of bright red blood coming out of her rectum right before she was finished. What can this possibly be and what causes this? Monica Brown Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that your 1-year-old dog had some bright red blood come from his rectum at the end of his bowel movement.
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Why is my dog’s tongue blue?

Our question this week was: Dear Doctor, My name is Tyler and I want to be a vet, but I am only 12-years-old. I have a German shepherd named Shilo and his tongue turned blue on 11/13/08. I became very worried after I did some research on cyanosis and what it can do. But I really became worried when he bit me the other day almost in the eye.
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My dog likes to eat roadkill what can I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor – This is disgusting – I know but my dog likes to eat road kill (that is anything that is killed by our highway). It is dangerous? Is there anything I can do? Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that your dog likes to eat roadkill (animal killed by the side of the road) and you want to know if it is dangerous and if there is anything you can do.
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How do you get a copy of your dog’s medical records?

Our question this week was: Doctor – I'm moving and want to get a copy of my dog's medical records. I called and talk to someone that worked in the kennel and she told me I couldn't get a copy. Do you have any recommendations on how to get a copy? Jill S. Boston Answer Hi – thanks for your email.
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How can I safely wash dried tears from my dog's eyes?

Our question this week was: Doctor - How can I safely wash dried tears from my dogs eyes? Tammy Smith Answer Hi Tammy- thanks for your email. Your question was - How can you safely wash dried tears from my dog's eyes? An important rule of thumb is to NEVER put anything near or in your dog's eye that you wouldn't but in or near your eye.
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My dog was spayed but is now spotting blood - is she okay?

Our question this week was: My dog was spayed about ten days ago and is spotting. Is she ok? Allan Edwards Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your dog was spayed about 10 days ago and is now spotting blood and wonder if she is okay. Some dogs can have a small amount of bleeding after they are spayed.
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My dog ate a dime - will he be okay?

Our question this week was: Doctor - my one-year-old Chihuahua swallowed a dime. Now he seems to have a fever. Is it possible that he got any sort of poison from the dime? Houston Cradeur Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your 1-year-old Chihuahua ate a dime and now seems to have a fever.
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Hidden Litter Boxes - A Vet's Advice on a Hidden Litter Box

Hidden Litter Boxes - A Vet's Advice on a Hidden Litter Box A hidden litter box is any type of litter designed to conceal the box from plain view. This can be special furniture built to enclose the litter box all the way to boxes which are artistically styled themselves. One popular design resembles a planter and actually includes an artificial plant in the top.
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My dog has an unplanned pregnancy - what should I do?

Our question this week was: Our question this week was: I have a 10-month-old female pug. Unfortunately she got pregnant by our male pug. I am fairly certain this is her second heat and she is a healthy dog (she's only ever been fed Science diet and up to date on her shots) and a good size. I first saw them “hook-up” on November 4th but her belly is already sort of large, tight and her nipples are perking up also.
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My dog is leaking colostrum - do you think she is pregnant?

Our question this week was: Doctor - I recently adopted a female dog and I think she might be pregnant. The vet said he can't feel anything yet. I have had her 32 days. So she's at least that far along. She is leaking colostrums, very clingy, whiny, and maybe a little heavier. I talked to previous owners and they didn't see a tie but said she did get out.
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