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    Ovariectomies are great, especially for a mature...

    Ovariectomies are great, especially for a mature female :) less invasive and does decrease risk of many problems associated with being intact. Removing the uterus is also an option.

    Houndhill -...
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    1mg seems like a lot of ace...but if you want it...

    1mg seems like a lot of ace...but if you want it "out" then that's probably what you'll need. We generally use 0.2mg for crazy cats. (Average 8-10 lb cat)
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    Oh for sure... kitten anesthesia is the worst...

    Oh for sure... kitten anesthesia is the worst but puppies generally cooperate regardless of age :)
  4. If the dog is normally a good eater and now not...

    If the dog is normally a good eater and now not eating at all I'd think there was a medical reason. If dog is normally picky, then potentially the dog is just hunger striking. Good idea to have the...
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    I wouldn't worry about incontinence after one...

    I wouldn't worry about incontinence after one accident...rule out uti and if it happens again a few times than proin is pretty cheap and easy to give. My older girl just started leaking last year...
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    S1969 yes is it absolutely harder to spay a dog...

    S1969 yes is it absolutely harder to spay a dog who has experienced several heats. Uterus is much larger and has much larger blood vessels - increased risks to the dog such as intraoperativee...
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    I think the cancer topic is fairly moot...you...

    I think the cancer topic is fairly moot...you will see studies supporting both pro spay and pro intact. I work with boarded internists and they feel in most cases, being intact or altered does not...
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    It's for the race horses who have already had a...

    It's for the race horses who have already had a race career and retired onto hunters...they come with lead changes installed already...just gotta teach em to jump!

    Just kidding...but yeah...an...
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    Everyone has their own views. It's an easier...

    Everyone has their own views. It's an easier surgery on the dog to spay them "immature" or just after their first heat vs. An older dog who has had multiple heats.

    There's pros and cons to...
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    Great to hear she is doing better! The omeprazole...

    Great to hear she is doing better! The omeprazole usually does take a few days to make the most difference so considering you are already seeing changes is a huge bonus!
    Yay puppy!

    Just...
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    No blindness likely wouldn't resolve but the...

    No blindness likely wouldn't resolve but the purpose.of surgery isn't to restore sight but to correct the intracranial pressure. Many small breed dogs live normal lives with hydrocephalus and don't...
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    Hope your pup is hanging in there! Definitely...

    Hope your pup is hanging in there!

    Definitely go to a neurologist! Shunt surgeries are not "rare" for for dogs with symptomatic hydrocephalus...we do them. Your insurance company should cover it...
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    Poinsettias are very toxic to cats. I would...

    Poinsettias are very toxic to cats. I would imagine they could also be toxic to rabbits. :(
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    My older rabbit had similar symptoms. Eating...

    My older rabbit had similar symptoms. Eating like a pig but wasting away. She also urinated a lot and it was not as "thick" or dark as normal rabbit urine.

    I'm crazy and did a full abdominal...
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    Pepcid won't hurt at all :)

    Pepcid won't hurt at all :)
  16. Have you worked him up at all? I would consider...

    Have you worked him up at all? I would consider finding out if he has a treatable disease before euthanizing. But saying that..if he is your pet, you have every right to euthanize whenever you...
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    Age isn't a disease. But saying...

    Age isn't a disease.

    But saying that....surgery for what? Pacemaker?

    For those saying "no way" - don't give advice when you have next to zero information!
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    Hope your dog is hanging in there! We often...

    Hope your dog is hanging in there! We often recommend cerenia over pepcid if they are really nauseous...but pepcid is easily obtained through a local drug store and cheap :)

    How is her creatine?...
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    It's not wrong to file a complaint especially if...

    It's not wrong to file a complaint especially if you requested a physical exam!! So sorry for your loss...I know it won't make you feel any better but many dogs exhibiting signs of encephalitis...
  20. Air and time :) we have a lot of clients who ask...

    Air and time :) we have a lot of clients who ask to put creams etc on..but just leave it free to the air and it should heal well :)
  21. Don't forget when comparing prices LOCATION has a...

    Don't forget when comparing prices LOCATION has a big impact.

    In some places a 4 bedroom new house on 1 acre is $350,000 and other places it's $3.5 million. .
    Large wealthy cities are generally...
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    I have two cats (2 boxes) and replace the...

    I have two cats (2 boxes) and replace the crystals every 2 weeks. Scoop the poop every (or every other) day. Zero smell. Works great for my cats.
  23. Price sounds about right to me for an emergency...

    Price sounds about right to me for an emergency clinic. Don't forget...you often get what you pay for and big city emerg clinics often have the most up to date equipment and board...
  24. That's great news! Wish more vets would recommend...

    That's great news! Wish more vets would recommend referrals to specialists when they aren't certain on diagnoses. A lot of stress to put you through! Glad your kitty is doing well!
  25. Imha is not common in cats like it is dogs. Dogs...

    Imha is not common in cats like it is dogs. Dogs generally do very well but it's a commitment ... meaning sometimes several blood transfusions while the immune system stops attacking the blog cells....
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