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Question:I believe my cat has ear mites. I have bought Otc drops but I was told the drops could kill the cat. Is this true? What is the best way to clean out the ear?
Answer:Most over-the-counter preparations for ear mites for cats have pyrethrins in them which, in high concentrations, can be toxic to cats. But, as long as it is labeled for cats and you pour in in their ears and not their mouth (don't laugh, it really happens) it won't hurt your cat. As far as cleaning the cats ears, I usually tell owners not to - it not only makes you and the cat miserable, you can shove the dirt and wax further down into their canal, making things worse. If you get frustrated, most veterinarians have a one time treatment for ear mites that makes treating ear mites easy.
Question:I Have A Dog That Just Had Puupies N They Are Always Sucking
Answer:Normal For Puppies To Nurse And Suckle
Question:Can A Cat Leave There Mom Earlier In Between 1 Month To 2
Answer:Yes That Should Not Be A Problem
Question:Is It Normal For A Cat To Hide Her Kittens For The Site Of Everyone. And Will It Be Ok To Move Them To A Cat Box For Her And The Kittens Or Is That A Bad Thing
Answer:I Think Moving Them To Quiet Area Is Fine. It Is Normal For Mother Cat To Hide Her Kittens From Others.
Question:I Have 2 Questions Pertaining To My Pit/lab Mix Male Who Is About 6-7 Months. He Has Been Eating Everything In Site, Which I Have Been Doing Some Research And Read That Its From Teething And Being Bored. But He Currently Has Only Been Eating My Underwear(clean Ones Not Even Dirty) And Dog Poop (his Own And Other Dogs)! How Do I Stop This? I Have Tried Huge Bones (takes Him About 5 Mins To Dev Ore) What Is A Safe Way To Stop Him. He Recently Had To Be Crate Trained Since He Was Eating Everything And Ended Up Really Sick From It.
Answer:Make Sure On Good Natural Diet Such As Wysong Epigen Diet From 1800petmeds. Add Naturevet Enzymes To Meals. Many Dogs Will Eventually Outgrow This, Although Same Have This Behavior Called Pica Throughout Their Lives, And Must Be Watched Closely.
Question:How Long Should You Wait Before Taking Kittens Away From Their Mother, Even If She's Still Nursing Them. How Should You Do It? Remove Them All At Once?
Answer:I Usually Allow Nursing For 3-4 Weeks Before Kittens Can Be Weaned Onto Solid Food.
Question:What Do You Do For Your Dog If She Has A Green Discharge After Having Puppies? She Is A Golden Retiever And She Had 13 Puppies And 3 Years Old
Answer:Sometimes Vaginal Discharges Can Be Nonspecific And Hormonally Related. I Would Have Vet Exam And Make Sure No Infection However.
Question:I Have A Miniture Poodle And She Is 4 Months Old And She Licks You Alot Is There Something Missing From Her Diet?
Answer:This Is Common Obsessive Behavior That Is Not Pathological. Make Sure She Is On Good Diet Like Azmira Or Pet Guard Or Wysong My Favorites. Give Good Multi Like Vitachews From 1800petmeds As Well As Add Naturevet Enzymes To Meals
Question:We Have A 3 Month Old Collie Pup. I Wanted To Start Off On The Right Foot With Her Nutritionally. She Was Fed A Generic Chicken/rice Food, So I Got Her Innova Chicken Rice And She Likes It And Does Not Seem To Have A Sensitive Stomach At All. The Breeder Also Recomended A Daily Supplement Called Nuvet. What Do You Think Of These 2 Things And What Would You Suggest I Switch Her Over To For Long Term Food. Thank You.
Answer:I Think Both Are Excellent Choices Even Used Long Term. Innova Is Excellent As Well As Other Foods Like Azmira From 1800petmeds, As Well As Pet Guard And Wysong Being My Other Favorites. Consider Giving Vitachews From 1800petmeds As Well As Add Naturevet Enzymes To Meals.
Question:My Puppy Was Born Sept.29.2006 He Was Given To Me Because He Was Not Growing At The Same Rate As His Other Siblings And My Dogs Puppies Were Stilborn On Oct. 09 2006 My Dog Has Taken To Her Very Well But I Noticed 3 Days Ago That Her Stomach Is Hard And Bloated With Spider Viens On Her Hard Stomach
Answer:You Need To Take Her Into To Vet For Complete Assessment Including Stool Check For Parasites And Exam To Start