The fact that he isn't pooping is concerning. Usually cats don't act sick unless they really feel bad, most of the time they like to hide it. It's good you have vets looking into it, but it doesn't make sense to me either. With that much going wrong, you'd think there would be something to find? Good luck to you. Till you get an answer, general supportive care is good. Keep him warm, give him lots of love, maybe some unsalted chicken broth so he gets extra calories.View Thread
I'd wonder about poisoning or something neurological? It bothers me how many times I hear about vets putting the pet through a whole battery of tests and coming up with absolutely nothing. I'd be very worried about him lying down in his litter - that's obviously not a normal cat behavior at all. I hope it was just the tranquilizer making him sleepy.View Thread
If they have the same dose and ingredients, I really don't see why there would be a difference. It could be that the dog version is designed to be more palatable to the dogs. Personally I use Cosequin but I don't pay the expensive pet store prices, I buy the stuff on Amazon.View Thread
Ask at the local humane societies to see if they know anyone with free or low cost care. Also it may be an option to look into Care Credit. WIth something like this, they may be able to do a simple removal. If they want to do chemo or something like that you might want to look around and see if there are any vet teaching hospitals who might be willing to help her out.View Thread
This is a wild guess, but could part of her problem be that she doesn't remember you'll come back after a while, and this is why she has so much anxiety? Maybe sometimes she has to go but doesn't know you'll be back to let her out. I've seen some dogs act like that. The only additional thing I could suggest is perhaps calming pheromones.View Thread
My first thouight is either diabetes mellitus or diabetes insipidus. You say the vet checked her blood and that was fine, so that might rule out diabetes mellitus. (That's the standard diabetes, most likely type 2, that most people are familliar with.) So ask the vet about that, but also possibly diabetes insipidus. That's not a problem with the pancreas, but rather the kidneys, where the body doesn't ever admit it's getting enough water. It causes lots of drinking and lots of urination. I don't know how common it is in dogs, though. It might be worth a look.View Thread
If you can't feel her ribs really easily, and if she's energetic and active, I wouldn't worry too much. Being slightly underweight is healthier than being overweight, and many times pet owners aren't calibrated on what a healthy weight in a pet looks like. The vet has a lot of experience with guaging weight and would definitely tell you if she was too thin. My mom has the same problem with her dog, an Australian Cattle Dog who has finally rocketed up to the amazing weight of 27 pounds. Most of them are forty pounds or more. And she only nibbles her toof doo. So I do understand.View Thread
How about a doggie diaper? Is there any way he'd put up with that? It sounds like he doesn't have access to a run you could put him in, or anything like that. Also, waht's causing his urination? If it's behavioral, you might be able to help with training. If it's medical, maybe there's some way your vet could help him.View Thread
A lot will depend on the cause of his diarrhea and vomiting. Do you k now if he got into something? Is it possible to get him a vet check? It could be something resolvable by a bland diet like chicken and rice, but it could be something more serious at his age. Has he been losing weight even though his diet hasn't changed?View Thread
I've very sorry to hear about your dog. I know how hearbreaking this can be.
Unconsciousness would come faster depending on how much blood was being lost and how quickly, but blood loss can cause some dulling of the senses even before unconsciousness comes. If he was in a lot of discomfort, the bark collar wouldn't have overridden his ability to bark. His need to bark would have overcome the correction, in my opinion. I think it's likely that he went quickly. You can also tell a bit by body position. If he was curled up or lying down when it happened, without a lot of signs of struggle, it's likely that he wasn't suffering too badly.