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MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Dr. Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Jan 16, 2017
Category: Kidney Disease
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Propofol overdose euthanasia.

Question:Hello, my cat is at the late stage of the kidney disease. So, I'm already trying to find out about the painless euthanasia. So, my question is: Is it painless to euthanise a cat only with propofol? Overdose. I'm worried because propofol doesn't have analgesic effects, so I am not quite sure if the death caused by the propofol overdose would be painless. But at the same time the cat will be unconscious. So, could you please clarify? Thank you.

Answer:In my experience and opinion propofol is only good for pre euthanasia anesthesia or calming. I would go to your local vet for approved IV barbituate euthanasia done by licensed vet

Date: Aug 20, 2016
Category: Kidney Disease
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Kidney

Question:Would A Brat Diet Help Our Dog Get Appetite Back?

Answer:Not Sure What You Are Asking But You Need To Be Having Kidney Disease Addressed At Local Vet In Your Area Via Fluids, Etc Appetite Stimulants Like Mirtazipine Can Sometimes Help

Date: Feb 26, 2016
Category: Kidney Disease
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Cvd And Chf

Question:My Dog Has Been Diagnosed With Cvd And Chf. He Was Given Lasix And Pimebentan. When He Got The Meds Administered At The Vet Hospital, He Was Like A New Dog, But Now, I'm Having Trouble Giving Him The Meds At Home. He Won't Eat And Won't Open His Mouth When I Try To Give Him The Meds. He Also Wants To Sit, Instead Of Lay Down. Is There Anything I Can Do?

Answer:I Would Check With 1800petmeds And/or Your Vet And/or Local Compounding Pharmacy In Your Area, To See Who Can Make Them Into Easy To Administer Flavored Liquids. Some Pharmacies Can Even Make Them Into Transdermal Formulation To Be Absorbed Through The Skin. Vet Recheck Recommended To Make Sure No Secondary Kidney Or Other Issues From Lasix Therapy Or Heart Disease

Date: Mar 12, 2013
Category: Kidney Disease
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Kidney And Liver Disease

Question:I Have A 17 Year Old Male Cat Who Has Had Seizures Since Labor Day Weekend 2012 (after A Dose Of Revolution??) he Has Been A Natural Indoor Outdoor Cat Since Birth-still Has Nails Etc. His Diet Has Been About 3/4 Cup Dry Cat Food With Wet Food "treat" 1/2 Can A Day When Giving The Medicine. since September He Has Been On Phenobarbitol 1/2 Tab Twice A Day. The Diagnosis Has Been Probable Brain Tumor. Also Kidney Disease Creatinine 2.17/bun 59, And Liver Enzymes Elevated At Last Check Up. He Also Had Seizures In Dec. After Trying To Wean Him Off Phenobarbitol. Two Weeks Ago He Had More Seizures. Now They Want Him On A Prescription Diet -kd And Supplements ( Vit B And Iron). i Consulted The Woman Who Wrote The Natural Cat-she Recommended We Make His Food-raw Foods Diet (i Have Not Been Able To Find The Calcium Powder To Add To It). she Also Recommended A Stress Formula Supplement-high Vit C For Periodontal Disease (he Has Lost Teeth) And Vt B Complex. we Have A Store That Sells Instinct Raw Foods Diet For Cats And Dogs. i Am Totally Confused. today I Want To Begin To Switch Him To A More Natural Diet. our Goal-keep Him Comfortable And As Healthy As Possible Until We Are Ready For Gentle Euthenasia. he Likes To Eat, Drinks And Urinates Profusely But Always In The Litter Box, Poops Formed Once A Day. He Is Still Social But Lethargic. does Not Go Outside For Any Length Of Time Anymore-no Need For Revolution Anymore. thank You, mary

Answer:Hi Mary.....i Would Follow Anitra Frazier,S Recommendations Regarding Your Cat's Diet And Supplements. If You Have Any Questions, Phone Her Back For Clarification. Instincts Raw Foods Is Ok For Cats And Dogs But What Anitra Will Tell You Is Likely Superior. Not Sure Where The Confusion Comes In . You Can Find Calcium Powder From Website Www.animalessentials.com Which Has Excellent Vegetable Source Of Calcium.

Date: Dec 7, 2008
Category: Kidney Disease
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Weight Loss.

Question:My Cat Is Peeing Too Much,He Is Alwais Very, Very Thirsty, And He Is Losing Weight. Do You Can Tell Me If You Know Any Illness With These Symtoms? Thank You. Angela

Answer:Many Possibilities. Diseases That Need To Be Ruled Out With Blood And Urine Done At Vet Include Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease And Overactive Thyroid Gland. Then Write Back So I Can Advise.


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