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re: Flea/tick prevention for Dogs/cats - LSUVET82
Your doing right by treating your environment but you have to treat your pets as well since that's an important part of the flea life cycle. There are multiple options from topical meds, oral meds, and collars. But I will tell you that harts, Adams, and most other over the counter meds you get at g...
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re: Vet Help! Price seems high - LSUVET82
Prices vary depending on the clinic you go to. Being an emergency visit with multiple nights of overnight hospitalization, that price isn't abnormal. I would have estimated 1200-1500 with IV fluids, diagnostics, injectable medications. Plus like you stated then they have to recheck your values. If y...
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re: Any Vets on the OT? - LSUVET82
Parvo in a vaccinated 12y/o dog is highly unlikely ...
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re: Any Vets on the OT? - LSUVET82
I agree with molsusports. Really need some diagnostics in order to reach any diagnosis or prognosis. Lethargy and weakness could be any number of things. I have had patients with full blown cancer come in wagging their tails and patients with gastroenteritis come in completely unresponsive. So until...
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re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82
Well that's a good sign. Could just be a bulging disc vs a ruptured one. Very likely to recover if so but I would start a fund for precaution just in case he were to rupture it sometime in the future . Quicker you get to surgery the better and usually looking about 3-4k. Keep him rested for 4 week...
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re: Dog - disc herniated in back from jump, Updated, bad. - LSUVET82
Has vet mentioned whether or not your dog has deep pain. This is the main indicator for severity. To test this they clamp onto your dogs toe with hemostats. If he doesn't yelp or feel then likely there is a ruptured disc with severe spinal cord compression. Prognosis becomes poor at this point eve...
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re: OB Vets: Does this look like a snake bite? - LSUVET82
No, snake bite would not be my first thought. Looks more like an abscess, spider bite. Being a boxer if it doesn't improve consider skin tumor, such as mast cell tumor. I would shave the area so you can see and clean it better. ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
No he graduated vet school at about the time I started undergrad at LSU. Looks like there are 2 LSU grads there. Both older than me. Looks like a nice clinic though. ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
I would have some basic bloodwork done to assess liver and kidney values. Always recommend X-rays to see where exactly the main issue is. I would at minimum start him on NSAIDs like previcox, meloxicam, or rimadyl. I have plenty of patients who treat daily for years without major side effects ...
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re: Recommendation for 12yr old lab with hip issues? - LSUVET82
Has he been or is he currently on any meds, NSAIDS or pain killers. Have you had any X-rays done to evaluate hips, knees, spine. ...
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re: Cleaning a dog's ears - LSUVET82
Epi-otic is just a routine cleaner. It also has a drying agent in it so using it after he swims is important to prevent that moist environment which is ideal for yeast and bacteria. Careful with qtips. He shakes his head and you punch that thing through an ear drum you'll have a real problem plus qt...
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re: Comfortis - Flea Medication Treatment for Dogs - LSUVET82
That's way to much for 6 month supply. Maybe they quoted you a year. We sell 6 month box for 95. ...
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re: Bladder stones for dogs - LSUVET82
In a min schnauzer with pancreatitis and reoccurring bladder stones I would have your vet check for cushings disease. It's a treatable condition where the body releases excessive amounts of cortisol which in turn can cause increased calcium excretion in urine causing calcium oxalate stones. That's ...
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re: Flea and tick prevention - LSUVET82
If you want a very palatable pill for monthly flea and tick prevention then ask your vet about Nexgard. First pill to prevent fleas and ticks. Trifexis does heartworms, intestinal parasites, and fleas but not ticks. Comfortis just fleas. Yes trifexis does cause vomiting in some but is not the life...
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re: Yes or no on giving your dog the bone, please _ Pic included - LSUVET82
while I tell all my clients that it is probably best to avoid bones because I don't want to be the one who said it was ok then something went wrong. I will give my dog a long bone from a deer and sometimes a bone from a pork shoulder. Just take it from them when it starts getting small. I have se...
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re: Worming pups/momma dogs - LSUVET82
Start with deworming mom, some intestinal parasites can be passed through milk and that will help keep them parasite free. Lots of intestinal parasites can be passed trans-placentally so pups may already have worms but if mom was being treated with Ivomec she should be parasite free. Keep puppies in...
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re: Fixed blade knife in your huntin bag / B.O.B - LSUVET82
try scarblades.com they have a lot of different blades, I have the falcon. Very durable, lifetime warranty. They will sharpen and refinish with cerakote, you just pay shipping. ...
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re: Places to eat in Panama City Beach? - LSUVET82
Agree with firefly, saltwater grill, shrimp boat if you want a little more upscale. Schooners, hunts oyster bar, dusty's, boatyard, uncle ernies are all good for food and drinking. Liza's, Andy's flour power, Finns for breakfast and lunch. ...
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re: is the vet taking us for a ride before he has to put our dog down? Update pg 3 - LSUVET82
Very true words. Many people have no insurance and run up insane medical bills, then file for bankruptcy and tax payers then eat those charges. Glad to help. I try to cater to each clients needs. But i like to educate and inform clients about all the things I recommend and then let them make the...
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re: is the vet taking us for a ride before he has to put our dog down? Update pg 3 - LSUVET82
VPI is the biggest, ASPCA has good plans. You just have to get online or call and see what's best for you. Rates very like people depending on age, breed, desired coverage, current conditions. But believe me it helps with multiple animals. Covers vaccines, dentals, heartworm meds, emergencies, etc...
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