Please contact your vet for help to see why your dog Chico is having problems walking and to ease his pain symptoms. Won't you write back once Chico has been seen by a vet and let us know how he's doing?
Did you know that lily flowers and plants are poisonous to cats? It's true! Lilies can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney failure. So if you have a cat, be careful if you are planning to buy any Easter lilies lilies of any kind, or related plants like daffodils.
Take a look at your outdoor gardens and see what kind of plants you have keep your cats away if possible. Dr Hohenhaus' blog has links to:
(These are all non WebMD sites and clicking on them will take you off the WebMD sites as well.)
I cannot keep flowers in my home because my cat Charlie will attack them and eat them. He knocked over a full vase of flowers last summer, shattering a big glass vase and sending the flowers to the floor. He ended up eating the carnations and baby's breath. So, no more flowers for me.
How about you? Does your cat eat your flowers and plants?
It's spring officially and so that means spending time outdoors with Fido. You may also have an outdoor or indoor/outdoor cat. So what can they bring home with them? A flea and or ticks! So how are you going to prevent having a flea infestation in your home? Do you know how to look for signs of fleas or ticks on your pet? Check out this slideshow:
So how are you going to prevent having a flea infestation in your home? If you've ever had one, then you know how bad it can get. You never want to have this problem if you can prevent or avoid it. Do you use preventative medications or flea and tick collars on your pets? It's a lot easier to prevent a flea problem then to cure it after the fact.
My dog gets a monthly topical anti-flea medication applied to the back of her neck. That has worked well and while it may be a bit costly, I think it's worth it!
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What an interesting question! I've owned 4 cats (or they owned me), 3 were girls, 2 Siamese and 1 Russian Blue and they were all talkers. My current big boy mutt Charlie is a strong, silent, manly type so he seldom meows unless he's getting scolded.
None of my cats liked car rides very much but the three girls complained the most. We not only took our cats to the vet in an auto but we would also travel with them to visit my mom so they traveled by car quite a bit.
Charlie will meow a little on a car ride but he will settle down quickly unlike the girls. I do cover the carrier with a towel so he can't see outside. I always thought that the fast movement of the scenery is what got my cats to meow in the first place. Needless to say I don't think my cats liked visiting the vet very much. They would try and hide in their carrier once we got there.
My daughter is going to vet tech school so Charlie would also be volunteered for her classes and I would drive him to school where I would meet my daughter in the parking lot. Charlie would meow on the way there and be a silent boy on the way back home. I think it's the change in his normal household routine that he objects too the most!
I'm sure that other community members will weigh in with their thoughts about car rides and meowing too!
My dog Lilly has spay incontinence. It's rather like a woman who has gone through a surgical menopause and has urinary incontience due to estrogen loss is how my vet described it to me. She probably developed this about a year after we adopted her. She is on hormone replacement and gets a DES pill once a week. That has solved the problem.