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My dog has two large lumps on his throat - what could it be?
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My dog has two large lumps on his throat - what could it be?

Our question this week was: Doctor - I have a dog about 10-years-old. He stays outdoors. I went to take his collar off and he has two large lumps on his throat. It almost feels like a human when the tonsils are swollen. What may it be? Ree Bowen Answer Hi - thanks for your email and question. You emailed that your 10-year-old dog has two large lumps on his neck/throat area.

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I have an obese cat that really doesn't eat that much

Our question this week was: My cat eats no more than a 1/2 a cup of dried food a day, she is 16 yrs old and very fat. She is a tabby/Siamese mix. What can I do to get her to lose some of the fat? She is an indoor cat. Nancy Sierchio Answer Hi Nancy- thanks for your email. Your situation is tough. I know many clients that have cats in a similar situation.
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A dog has a fever - how do you treat it?

Our question this week was: A friend of mine has just phoned me up and her dog has a temperature of 104.7 and is whining when she is being picked up. She is approximately 5-years-old and is normally in good health. She did ring her vets and they told her to give her synulox and Metacam to lower the temperature and that he doesn't need to see her until her temperature reaches 105.
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My dog got mastitis after her litter - is it okay to breed her?

Our question this week was: I have a 3-year-old female Boxer. She had her second litter of pups and she got mastitis in one of her mammary glands. Would it be ok to breed her again? Answer Hi - thanks for your email. If your boxer is well and the mastitis is completely resolved, it has been a year since her last litter, then yes, it would be okay to breed her.
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I have a fat cat that lost a lot of weight - Help me!

Our question this week was: Dear Doctor Doctor: I have an older cat that used to be fat. Over the course of a couple of months, she has lost a lot of weight. Her appetite has become ravenous and we feed her a lot to try to fatten her back up, but she is not gaining weight. I have taken her to the vet twice.
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My dog has two large lumps on his throat - what could it be?

Our question this week was: Doctor - I have a dog about 10-years-old. He stays outdoors. I went to take his collar off and he has two large lumps on his throat. It almost feels like a human when the tonsils are swollen. What may it be? Ree Bowen Answer Hi - thanks for your email and question. You emailed that your 10-year-old dog has two large lumps on his neck/throat area.
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What can I do about my dog's persistent cough?

Our question this week was: Hi Doctor. I wrote you earlier about my 5-month-old Aussie who has had a cough from the time I got him in February. At the time he was being treated for kennel cough. This week I took him to a new vet for a 2nd opinion because he is still coughing. He did a complete work up including a fecal, radiographic study ( X 2), blood collection, and CBC.
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I gave my cat “bad” antibiotics - Will he be okay?

Our question this week was: Doctor -I'm so upset! I went to the vet on a Thursday night and he prescribed an antibiotic for my 3-month-old kitten but failed to tell me that the antibiotic needed to be refrigerated. I administered the med on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, I realized the med smelled very bad and turned a strange color.
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My dog has blood in his stool - what should I do?

Our question this week was: I think that my pug has been poisoned, he is bleeding from the rectum and I can't get him to eat or drink, I don't know what to do, can you please help me? Payge Answer Hi Paygne - this sound serious! You need to take your dog to your local veterinarian or local emergency clinic right away!
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Fibrosarcoma in my cat - What should I do?

Our question this week was: My 2 year old cat has been diagnosed with fibrosarcoma which is a very aggressive cancer that is associated with vaccines. I was left with the decision of a very harsh surgery that would remove part of her bone and muscle and leave her in pain for at least 2 weeks. They would have to cut her from one end to the other and from top to bottom.
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My cat was missing and is now very sick - had a seizure - What should I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor - my cat is about 2-years-old. She disappeared for a few days then came back. When she came back she had severe upper respiratory infection. Sneezing and eye drainage so I got some antibiotics from the vet. However. She was getting better. Then the day before yesterday - she wouldn't eat, walking in circles, eyes VERY dilated and she had a seizure.
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My cat has been sick for two weeks - what can I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor - My cat has been sick for two weeks. At first she vomited stomach contents once in a while and then she started vomiting foamy stuff 5 to 6 times a day or more. She has lost weight. She went from 16 lbs to 12 lbs in 5 days. The vet gave her a shot to stop the vomiting and it worked but she still will not eat.
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My cat has diarrhea - What can I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor: I have a small cat that is approximately 2 years old and has had chronic diarrhea for over a year. In the past couple months, she has started “leaking” wherever she goes, especially when she jumps or runs. (This was not the case before). She also vomits at times, but not frequently.
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My cat has a lump on her neck - could it be the microchip?

Our question this week was: Doctor - My cat has a microchip. She has a small lump (pea size) under her neck. Could this be the chip? I thought I read something about chips and tumors. Debbie Taysom Answer Hi - thanks for your email Debbie. You wrote that your cat has a lump on the under size of her next the size of a pea and you wonder if it could be the microchip.
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My cat has a red eye - what can I use at home to help?

Our question this week was: Doctor -My cat just started with a red eye. But when I try to take him to the vet he gets crazy. Could I just buy something to put in his eye? Juana Lopez Answer Hi Juana - thanks for your email. You wrote that your cat has a red eye and you want to know what you can use at home to help.
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There is blood in my cats vomit - what should I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor - I noticed today in my cats vomiting a slight traces of blood, he sometimes vomits because of the hairballs and it is noticeable in his vomiting, but today when I saw this slight blood which is the first time I was really very concern of my cats health, what's the problem?
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What can I do about my cat's swollen infected eyes?

Our question this week was: Dr Doctor - My cat is keeping his left eye closed and there is some swelling and pus. William Rogers Answer Hi William - thanks for your email. You wrote that your cats left eye is closed with some swelling and pus. There are several causes for these symptoms. It could be caused by trauma, a scratch of some sort, conjunctivitis, or corneal ulceration just to name a few.
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