Talk about garlic breath! My advice is take it easy on the spices. Chances are in such small doses they pose minimal health threat, but why take the chance? Save the sauces and spices for yourself and focus on fresh, whole foods for your pooches!
Tough discussion and one that regularly pops up on WebMD Pets. You may want to search and see other opinions.
Whenever my clients struggle with this decision, I tell them they must try to separate their emotions from the facts. It really boils down to your pet's quality of life. Is it enjoying each day? Does it interact with you and your family as it once did? Is it eating and drinking normally? These are but a few of the questions you must objectively answer.
The next step is to ask your vet for their opinion. While its' not their decision, they can provide you with insight that may help you determine when the time is right.
Finally, while this is the hardest decision you'll have to make, you must make it with your pet's best interest in mind. To relieve suffering is our responsibility as pet owners. I don't know if your pet is suffering, but it sounds as though it's quality of life may be. Have a candid conversation with your vet and family members.
I wish you the best of luck as you make this challenging decision. We've all been there and know how hard it is.
Be careful. Whenever I hear of my tiny patients eating anything indigestible, I personally get nervous. My best advice is to see your vet. Make sure everything looks okay. They may give your baby something to help pass the tape.
I see this every week in my practice: someone waits...and waits to see if something passes. Sometimes it's too late.
Be smart. Chances are everything will "work out' just fine!
I believe it is VERY important to investigate the liver elevations in your cat. Many diseases, including contagious disease, can cause liver enzyme elevations and exposure to toxic substances and trauma must also be considered. Talk with your vet, tell them your budget and I' m certain they'll work with you to help your kitty.
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia can have many potential causes. It is important to determine if this is a hormonal disorder, diet, genetic or organ function (esp liver) issue. I'm sure your vet will get to the bottom of the problem and help your baby.
Well, as I practice in NC let me assure you - it's NOT North Carolina! (that would be a light blue color...)
Stool color is largely based on indigestible food components. The second factor in stool coloration is normal excreted digestive products. Dogs with many disease, including liver disease, may develop abnormal color or consistency to their stool. My best guess is food - especially food colorings (think those colorful kibbles you may be feeding).
My advice: take a sample in to have the stool checked for anything unusual or signs of illness. It'll be a great way to meet your new NC vet!
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