I know all to well how that feels, friend... I wish any of us could help. I was in the same situation five years ago. The only thing to do is see if a vet is available, if you can't afford it apply for Care Credit, or go to local shelters to see if you can get help. Do you know the cause of the difficulty?
If he's having a hard time breathing, make sure his airway stays clear.
Don't give him medications for pain as most are either toxic or don't work.
If you can't get help, stay with him, keep him warm, try to get him to drink, and give him your love. Sometimes that's all we can do. If he passes, he will know he was cared about till the end. (sending hugs)View Thread
Have you ruled out something like yeast problems, mites, or things like that? Sometimes the food you get from the vet has just as many allergens as anything else. Maybe try her on a completely non grain food for a week and see how she does? Also, make sure she's got enough oil in her diet. Sometimes that can cause skin problems. Also, check her environment for other irritants, such as new soaps, perfumes, etc. Hope she feels better!View Thread
I would imagine that the rounded ends of the stick helped it pass through safely. I'm glad your dog is okay. I get a little nervous about swallowing wood ever since I heard about the writer who died courtesy of a toothpick from a martini olive. He got a punctured gut and a nasty case of undiagnosed peritonitis. But that toothpick was sharp, and the popsicle stick was not.View Thread
He might be nervous about the smell of the bowl, the sound of the food being poured into it, or the way the metal looks. Try putting a layer of paper towels or newspaper in the bowl, then filling it with food. That might make it different enough that he will eat. Later, you can take the paper out. Good luck with your dog! Worst comes to the worst, you could get another ceramic or plastic bowl.View Thread
Call around to your local animal shelters, and local pet advocacy places, to see if you can get any help. There may not be much anyone can do but it's worth trying. This is something you can prevent with proper diet and adequate hydration, but not something you can treat. This is a serious medical condition that could kill her within a day or two, unfortunately, without medical attention.
I really wish you the best and hope you find some help for your kitty.View Thread
If you keep the wound clean, the bleeding stops fairly soon, and you don't have signs of excessive redness or infection, you should be fine. Since your vet suggested Neosporin I would think that's fine if it wasn't deep wound. Of course, making sure the dog doesn't lick it is important too.
I know best practices say to go to the vet for every little thing, but I personally would treat my pet about the same way I'd treat myself- close monitoring, and only go if there are complications.View Thread