In addition to www.amcny.org and www.webmd.com , here are some of my favorite websites for pet health information. Check tomorrow's Tales from a Pet Clinic Blog for information on using the internet wisely for pet healthcare research. Ann Hohenhaus
Veterinary Organizations American Veterinary Medical Association www.avma.org
nacox- You don't say where you are, but in the NYC area we are experiencing an early spring and with that early allergies. Last week alone 3 of my cancer patients had urgent visits and all turned out to be hot spots from allergies. One dog had fleas (already!) one dog had a secondary bacterial infection and one a secondary yeast infection. Time to head to the vet's office to get this problem sorted our.
thesovo- I am really worried about your Chihuahau. They have such tiny fragile legs and may have a broken leg very near the wrist. Only an xray can tell for sure. Please consider applying for Care Credit or investigating a clinic in your area that is low cost to help with financing an xray. He may need a splint, but if not properly applied could permanently damage his leg. Let us know what happens.
Maybe there is a way you could see a veterinarian. Many veterinarians participate in a program called Care Credit. http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/ The link above will have you find a pet healthcare provider who uses this plan and it might just be the stop gap measure you need until you are back at work.