A few days ago I noticed that my 11 year old, 80 lb, very mixed breed dog's stomach area looked swollen just under her rib cage. For the last month or more she has not been wanting to eat all the time. I thought that it was because she is a grass eater and hasn't been able to do that lately because our grass is too dry from the recent dry weather (I have since started watering an area for her. ) Over the last few days, the swelling has gotten larger down into her stomach. She acts fine. Goes to bathroom fine, though her stool is dark green. She does not want her dry food (Pedigree), but I have found that she will eat pasta 2 times a day. I am adding mashed up mixed vegetables to add some nutrition. Also, In the past month since she started not wanting to eat, she has been panting and seems to drink more water that usual. I read the "bloat" listing on here, but this doesn't seem like the case to me. She hasn't had any shots recently. She was due for her state mandated rabies shot in June, but because she wasn't feeling well, I did not take her. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
(Nakhon Sawan, Thailand)
I just wanted to tell my experience with my cat Sunny so it may help someone else. Sunny is a soon to be 4 years old male spayed cat. He asks for food every chance he gets. I try to ignore him sometimes because he is(was) already fat. Very active, outdoor and indoors. Anyways, one day he stopped pesting me for food every 15 minutes. Then he started laying in the house with no energy. I knew something was wrong. I wanted to take him to the vet but at that time I didn't have the money. So I started crushing vitamin C and adding it to his food. I saw that he ate it (I had tried to put garlic before and he would not eat it)so I started adding turmeric to his food. I also gave him ACV with water. Couple of weeks passed and even though he was willing to eat some he was just laying there without grooming himself, no energy, losing weight, his gum were paler than usual. So I decided to add Blackstrap Molasses (I hear is good for anemia)to his food and started him on Colloidal Silver. I was shooting in the dark I had no idea if this was a virus or a parasite. I continue to mix the Vitamin C, turmeric, Molasses and gave him Colloidal Silver every chance I got (3 to 5 times a day).After I started the CS I started noticing a difference, but I dont know if it was the CS or the vitamin C with turmeric that he had been taking for 2 weeks. Then one day he started coming around, he started miauing (oh, yes he had stopped miuauing!) asking for food (that's when I knew he was going to be ok), moving around more, grooming himself, etc. Today he is back to normal. I don't know what was it but I know he was very sick.I want to thank EC for this website I know that Sunny would probably hadn't made it. So now I am paying it forward by letting others know. Thanks and May God Bless You All!!!!!
Itchy King Charles. Adorable 2 yr old has a constant itch right under the join of his front leg. He uses his back leg to scratch it. We can't even go for a walk because he is constantly trying to scratch that one area only. I have tried constant visits to the VET-spent so much $$. He has a series of cortisone shots- no improvement, tried Benedyl-no improvement, changed his diet completely many weeks ago- no improvement, tried the borax with peroide - no improvement. I bath him with a shampoo the VET sold me. His coat is very nice, but he still itches like crazy in that one spot. I am willing to try anything.. Can anyone out there help little Pete?? I love this site wonderful information here.
My poor little kitten is very sick, but I can't seem to figure out what is wrong with her. I have tried so many websites, but nothing adds up completely besides feline leukemia... My husband and I are taking her to the vet today to figure out what's going on with our little girl... Her symptoms are as follows,
Bloody Diarrhea w/ Watery Mucous
Beautiful Coat, but hair falls out easily
She has the same appetite, and plays the same as always with our roommate's cat. Anyone have any input on home remedies for my little girl? Or any ideas on how to make her more comfortable?
My dog has been exhibiting some strange behavior lately, with the last episode downright terrifying. Just wondering if anyone can recognize these symptoms and give some ideas as to what is going on:
One minute he's relaxed and the next minute he jumps up and starts nervously pacing through the house going from room to room, very agitated. Then he will begin to try to hide as he continues to pace quickly through the house.
During this time (lasting two hours) he is panting so heavily that his tongue becomes purple in color, hanging from the side of his mouth. He seems crazed and 'not there' - either in serious pain or fear.
Nothing that we do helps, although a pay-day candy bar with some baby aspirin helped one time. We were not sure if it was the candy bar (if he was having a low blood sugar attack?) or the aspirin (if he was in terrible pain).
Two days ago it went from a 10 to 100:
Exhibiting the same terrified behavior, going into closets and getting stuck, trying to climb under the bed (big dog 110 pounds). The more he paced, panted and hid the more confused and weak he got until he was stumbling into things and getting weaker and weaker. He would stand with his elbows sharply out, his back legs in bizarre positions. He looked as if someone had put a 200 pound weight on him that was collapsing his body down to the ground but he was still holding himself up - barely
His eyes were sunken and his mouth drawn back, after two hours of incessant panting, pacing, hiding and stumbling, he looked like all of the air had been sucked out of him. I could hardly recognize him. He lost control of his muscles and fell on his face, blood everywhere. I was trying to hold him up and keep him from pacing but I couldn't get him to slide his legs down and to lay down
After two hours of watching him fall apart in front of my eyes, I was sure that he was going to collapse and die, the way that he sounded and looked. Nothing had worked this time.
When my husband finally got home, he had to carry Jake to the car to get to the vet's - who said she'd never seen or heard of this before and didn't have any ideas. She sent us home with some morphone-like pain medication which has him so drugged up he only got up to go to the bathroom 12 hours after he'd taken the medication. I've spent countless hours the last few months - and particularly after this episode - trying to find some information on the internet and have come up with nothing. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Thank you so much in advance for any information, suggestion, advice... He's a 12 year old mixed breed rather large dog with some pain in his legs and recently has a hard time with stairs some days... And other days he's fine. No medications.
(Los Angeles, California)
(Hope, Bc, Canada)
(Los Angeles, California)
(Hope, B.C., Canada)
My dog Radar finds this solution soothing to the ears, like putting out a fire.
What I am not sure about is the cause of the problem. His ears are always clean, but sometimes hot and seem like they are itchy. I will rub his ears (which he loves) and he lays on his side and softly "grunts" with relief. His nose will run at this time, and there is a foul odor from the nose. I am wondering if it could be a sinus problem. This has been going on chronically for years, and our vet is stumped on this one...
Hi, I have a 4 year old Shihtzu named Snowpy, I'm worried for her since for the last few days I notice she keeps on peeing when she's asleep and usually she didn't get up. I noticed that from the place where she lay down (up on the chair) there's urine under her even though she peed even before she goes to sleep. I also notice that unlike before I can feel her bones at her back but she still weighs 4.7kg. She eats a lot these days compare to before. I am planning to take her to the vet to check her up. What do you think is the problem?
My puppy is having infection in his body below ear and stomach; he is 25 days old.... How can I treat it at home??
Vet doctor is sayng he can't suggest solution
Please help me.
Okay! My 12 week old Pitbull puppy is not herself right about now. She isnt running around, eating or drinking anything and everytime my Mom tries to syringe her some fluids she makes an gasping noise.. I need answers!!!
My cat is in need of help and I could use some suggestions... 6 year old male, ultra healthy, gorgeous golden long hair. Came in 3 mornings ago and refused his food. He proceeded to lay down and sleep all day (not unusual) but when dinner time came, I noticed that he wasn't coming to get it and he hadn't moved from that same spot all day (very unusual). Now we are on day 3 of his not eating, just resting, and not going to the bathroom that I can see. He is very lethargic and when he moves, he moves as if he is ill. He was like this about 3 years ago, where I thought he was dead, as he wasn't even lifting up his head and was cold to the touch. Vet visit did nothing ($300) accept talk exploratory surgery to see if there was a blockage. A holistic friend later told me to keep flushing him with Pedialyte every hour to keep him hydrated, which I did, and after a few days, he became well and began eating. We suspected that he had eaten something poisonous and made it through. This time, I am doing the same thing, yet he is not responding the same. I have added a bit of ACV to some water and baby food (after finding this site a couple of hours ago), which he had a few droppers of, yet he is still not coming around and looking any better... Any suggestions from anyone would be so appreciated. I think he has a few lives left, but this is so hard to see him so sick. Thanks, Karen
Help! Does anyone know what is causing my dog's teeth to fall out? It all started last December when I found 3 very large openings in her gums above the teeth. My holistic vet treated it as a trauma injury from possibly a stick that she chewed on. But after 2 1/2 months it hadn't healed and her teeth were very loose. So, I took her to a dentist and they pulled 6 of her teeth and said that the alveolar bone ( it holds the teeth in the socket) was black and fell apart. So, there was nothing holding her teeth in.
The dentist sent it out for a pathology to be done and it came back with possible squamous cell carcinoma. But, she didn't have any tumors in the mouth. I don't want to do chemo or radiation because I believe that depresses the immune system and right now she is very healthy looking and acts very normal. But, now I am noticing two more small holes developing above two of her teeth in the gum line. I have been using silver shield from Nature's Sunshine to clean her gums, then swabbing with Young Living Essential oils that were recommended.
She is on many supplements to boost her immune system and I have taken her off of all grains. I cook her food using grass fed meats , no antibiotics or hormones and organic veggies. I am at a loss as to what is going on. And I don't want to see her loose all her teeth! She is only 4 years old and a gorgeous beagle girl! I would appreciate any suggestions or if someone else has experienced this with their dog to tell me what I am dealing with. Thanks!
My cat squeeky won't eat. She is losing weight. I took her to the vet twice and they did x-rays and blood work and do not know what is wrong or why she won't eat. I am very scared for her and I don't know what to do. I have been mixing food and water and sqirting it into her mouth with a needless syringe like the vet told me to do and she is on a medication to stimulate her appetite, but so far she will not eat. I mixed a little ACV in with the food and water but she still won't eat or drink on her own. she ate a little bit of wheat grass and she tried to eat some grass outside when we took her out for fresh air, but the snow just melted and the grass is all but dead. Does anyone have any idea what I can do?
Loss of Appetite
Help for my dog - 4 year old lab - hasnt been eating abt a week - he will eat rice(bland) I make for him not drinking much -initially thought it was worms - gave him some tobacco about 3 days ago - (less than half a cigarette with some rice) then noticed no diarrhea - he's not "acting" sick but he is looking very thin. And this morning noticed his tongue is pale - I've been "forcing" water about 6oz he'll drink it not gulping ?? help
(Atlanta, Ga Usa)
Hi - Just before Thanksgiving my 8 year old mix breed (80lbs) stopped eating and seems to be very sensitive to his backside. He lost his appetite and stopped eating for about 5 days. I took him in to the vet for multiple testing (blood, urine and xrays) The xrays were all normal and didn't find anything. His globulin levels were way high and protein in his urine. They can't figure out what's wrong with him. We tested for tick borne disease as he is showing signs/symptoms. If it comes back negative they are sending me to a specialist for some bone marrow testing. Vet has suggested possible bone cancer. Since been on pain meds - he's eating, drinking still and his bowels are all normal. He sleeps majority of the day and his bag legs are giving out. I'm so upset and confused why we can't figure out what's wrong with him. Any thoughts/suggestions would so be greatly appreciated.
Our 1 year old female Jack Russell started limping on her front right leg about 6 weeks ago. When this limp became more pronounced, 7 days later, we took her to our local vet. After certain tests were carried out, we were referred to a "specialist" vet practice but in the meantime, she could no longer stand on her front or rear legs. We eventually took her to "a national veterinary institution" here in the UK where she stayed for 4 days and all possible tests were carried out to determine "where the problem lay". Samples of muscle tissue were taken as well as spinal and nervous system investigation. Samples were sent to specialists in California USA as well as (UK) local laboritories.
We have been following the recommended dietary programme of low fat meals with plenty of protein, some fibre, natural laxative (virgin olive oil mixed with her food)and vitamin supplement programme. We must admit that there has been some gradual progress but her response seems to have "plateaued" after about 4 weeks. The recommended vitamin supplements included Vitamin B2, C, E, L-Carnitine, Selenium, and Co-enzyme Q10. Our vet was reluctant to administer steroid injections but as we cannot see any further progress, we were wondering if this would be the path to follow now. We are giving her physiotherapy by muscle stimulation/massage and hydrotherapy. We have to carry her everywhere, including into the garden to do her ablutions and we have purchased harnesses for transporting her to her ablutions and another to act as a life jacket when we put her into hydrotherapy. We would appreciate any advice from people who may have had a dog that is experiencing simlar problems.