Perhaps a food containing toy, like a Kong, or some nice chew toys to give him something to do? Something to keep his brain active at least. Or perhaps a more robust cast or splint so he can walk on it? Put all his food in puzzle toys so he has to think his way through mealtime?
Either way, I hope he has a speedy recovery.View Thread
See if she has an upset stomach, and maybe try giving her some safe grass to eat (like those little things of cat grass) right before she goes out. Or feed her some dog-safe vegetables. She may be missing something in her diet, so check the quality of her food.View Thread
The first thing I would think of is diabetes but that is usually associated with excessive thirst. Is what she passes really four times what she takes in? It may not look like much water when she drinks it, but try spilling it on the floor and it will look like a lot.View Thread
It is true that for a long time it was thought that waking someone up every hour for a concussion was best. More recent research has shown that for people at least, letting the patient sleep is the best for them. Our bodies heal best when we sleep, the same is true for cats and dogs.
The more important question is, how are you sure it's a concussion?View Thread
Have you tried diatomaceous earth? That can really mess up fleas and it's safe unless you inhale it. You'd sprinkle it in your carpets and it would help to cut the flea's exoskeleton and dry them out.View Thread
You can usually tell if a dog doesn't enjoy living. If they lose interest in things they usually enjoy, stop wanting to eat, are in constant pain etc, you can tell. If she does okay with her other issues but loses the use of one or both eyes, that isn't going to affect her quality of life too badly. Dogs who are blind can often live very normally because they usually rely more on ears and noses anyway. If you listen and watch, your dog will let you know. I hope she gets better!View Thread
Sounds like you did everything I could think of as far as wound care goes. The only thing I could think of some type of antibiotic ointment that is safe for dogs, but you wouldn't want her licking it. If she's acting normal it sounds like it would be safe to wait a little for the vet. Do you know what caused the cyst?View Thread
Does she respond to food made into "soup" with warm water? Or salt-free broth? Maybe her gums hurt and she doesn't want to deal with the discomfort. I know that a couple days after surgery is when I often hurt most because of swelling etc. Does she seem to want to eat, but just not do it, or is she not even interested if something tasty is near her? Another thing is to ask the vet if either enalapril or furosemide (lasix) cause loss of appetite.View Thread