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Hi. I’m Doctor Fiona Caldwell and I’m a veterinarian at Idaho Veterinary Hospital. I’m answering questions from Pets Best Facebook page today. This question comes from Aidan who writes, At what point should you have puppy teeth pulled if the adult ones are trying to come in or can’t come in me or came in and the baby teeth are still there? This is pretty common. This happens a lot, especially in smaller breed dogs. (more…)
Hello. I’m Dr. Jane Matheys, from the Cat Doctor Veterinary and Hospital in Boise, Idaho. I’m here to answer a question posted on the Pets Best Facebook page, today.
This one is from Gina and she asks “If diet food is not working for an extremely overweight cat for years, what else can we try?” Often times even though an owner is feeding “diet food”, they’re still giving the cat too much. The cat’s consuming too many calories, and you’re just not going to see weight loss. The number one way that I can achieve good weight loss in cats
Hello. I’m Dr. Jane Matheys from the Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital and Hotel in Boise, Idaho. I’ll be answering some cat health questions today that were posted on the Facebook page of Pets Best Insurance.
The first question comes from Kate. “Our Calico cat has a mid-range thyroid count. It’s not bad but higher than the vet would like to see. We walk her and play with her and I’m working on weight loss. What, if anything, can we do to help fix this?” (more…)
Hi. I’m Dr. Fiona Caldwell, and I’m a veterinarian at Idaho Veterinary Hospital and I’m answering questions from Pets Best Facebook page today.
The first question comes from Denise who writes, “My puggle has been diagnosed with epilepsy and takes daily medication, Phenobarbital. Every time I put on his flea medication, I’ve tried both Frontline and Pet Wormer, he has a mild seizure about 12 hours after it’s applied. Is there something else I can give him?”
Animals with seizures can be triggered by a variety of different things, and since this has been consistent, clearly this is a trigger for him. I agree you need to not give him this medication. The good news is there are so many flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives out there for you to try. The Frontline is a spot on. If you wanted to do something that was all inclusive, really you should talk to your veterinarian about different products, but you could use something like Revolution, which has flea and tick preventative and heartworm preventative. It might be a better option for you. There are oral medications that can be used as well. There are lots of products out there. Definitely talk with your veterinarian about trying something different so you can get the benefits of keeping him on preventative, but also not having him have these seizures. (more…)
Hi, I’m Doctor Fiona Caldwell, and I’m a veterinarian at Idaho Veterinary Hospital. Today I’m at home answering questions from Pets Best Facebook page. This question comes from Susan who writes, “My dog gets a seasonal allergic rash. Nothing seems to help except cortisone and Prednisone and her fur is still sparse and scaly.” Unfortunately, seasonal allergies can be really frustrating and they can be really common too. Prednisone is a steroid and is one of the, probably the best treatments that we have. However, it shouldn’t be a long-term treatment. First and foremost, you have to get to the veterinarian to make sure she doesn’t have an infection, either fungal or bacterial. She’s going to continue to itch if that isn’t treated. (more…)
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