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What can I do if my cat is lethargic?
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What can I do if my cat is lethargic?

Our question this week was: Doctor - my cat is 6-years-old indoor mostly black cat and he is just slow to respond. Doesn't seem too interested in what is going on. Sleeping a lot. What can I do? Should I worry? James B. Answer Hi - thanks for your email James. You asked - what can you do if your cat is slow to respond and not interested in what is going on.

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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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Why are my cat's corneas cloudy?

Our question this week was: Doctor - I rescued a kitten of about 5 months old a year and a have ago, he was so sick and had white cloudiness on each cornea of his eyes. The Vet said it was because of a bad sinus condition he has had that has gotten into his bones and will never go away. He is two years old now and still has a sinus condition and cloudiness on his eyes.
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Do cats get high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Our question this week was: Doctor - Do cats get high blood pressure? Have you ever heard of this? Sarah Miller Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking if cats get high blood pressure (also called hypertension). The answer is absolutely yes. Cats can get high blood pressure from heart related problems as well as other diseases such as kidney disease or thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism).
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7 Great Tips for Bathing Your Dog

For most of us, bathing our dogs can be a far cry from "fun" - in fact, it can be a real chore. Some dogs hate it and some tolerate it, but very few love it. Here are some tips to make this tough job a little easier. 1. Be prepared – Get everything you will need together before you begin: shampoo, brush, comb, hose, cotton, towel, etc.
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Why does my dog bark as his reflection?

Our question this week was: Doctor – my dog runs – acts like he is playing then goes to the mirror on the closet door – barks at his reflection and runs. Why does he do this? Sally B. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking – why does your dog bark at his reflection.
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Is there a link between cats and human schizophrenia?

Our question this week was: Doctor – I thought I heard something on the radio about a link between cats and human schizophrenia? Have you heard anything about this? Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote asking - Is there a link between cats and human schizophrenia? The answer is possibly yes.
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How long will a cat with feline leukemia virus live?

Our question this week was: Doctor – I am an elderly woman and just took in a cat that has feline leukemia. I've been feeding his for a while – he was a stray tomcat. I decided to take him in as I just love him. He is very sweet but a tom. Anyway – when I took him to the vet for a check up and to have him neutered they said he has feline leukemia.
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Share Your Cat Story!

I bet you have a story about your cat. How did you find him or her? How did you find the right name? Did you rescue them or did they rescue you? Tell us your story and submit a photo as well if you have one. I'd love to read and share your story! Go to the comment section below. (?) (?)
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Eye Injury Cat - Vet’s Advice on Eye Injury Cat

What can you do with a eye injury cat? an eye injury in a cat can be a difficult problem. Injuries can occur from a variety of traumas from scratches (such as from claws, thorns, sticks or wire), bite wounds, animal fights, falls, blunt trauma (such as being hit by something) or automobile accidents.
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What is clicker training for dogs?

Our question this week was: Doctor – what is clicker training? I hear dog people say that term occasionally but I don't know what it means. Bill H. – Columbia Missouri Answer Hi – thanks for your email. Clicker training is a way train dogs that involves a device or something that makes a clicking sound.
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Dog Anti-anxiety Medication - Vet’s Advice On Dog Anti-Anxiety Medication

Are there dog anti-anxiety medications? There are some dog anti-anxiety medications. The type will vary depending on the anxiety problem being treated – separation anxiety vs. fearful disorders. Dog anti-anxiety medications are prescription medications you get from your veterinarian. For more information on anti-anxiety medication used to treat separation anxiety, click here.
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