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Porky Pussy Cat needs to be Re-Litter Trained Question: We adopted Kiki from the City Shelter. She’s about 7 years old and was obese. Jaundice was noticed and she was to be euthanized.  She stopped eating and was diagnosed with hepatic lipidosis. She’s doing better now. It nauseated her to walk to the litter box, so she just squatted where she was lying. She’s able to walk around now, but continues to squat in her/my bed to urinate. Dr. Nichol: [...]

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Use the Right Treats or Risk more Surgery Question: My little Shih Tzu could not urinate because he had stones in his bladder. The veterinary hospital that cares for him removed those stones but they are the kind that will return without proper diet so they recommended Hill’s u/d non struvite dog food.  Can I still give him dog treats once in a while?  I am sticking to this diet heart and soul, but he likes his treats every now [...]

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Owner is a Urine Target while Sleeping Question: I will be soundly sleeping and awakened to my cat who has just urinated on me. We have five cats. This same cat will also poop outside of the litter box.  The other female cat is urinating on our bed, couch and carpet.  And the third one is spraying and marking. We use gallons of Nature’s Miracle. We have 5 litter pans and keep them all very clean. Dr. Nichol: That sounds [...]

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Thorough Dental Treatment is Essential Question: Our cat is 10 years of age and lately started to salivate a lot, having trouble eating and her tongue slightly protruding. Don’t know if she is in pain but sleeps a lot. My problem now is worrying if it is dangerous to give her anesthesia for dental scaling .Her veterinarian said her gums are severely infected and one tooth appeared to have broken off. Please help me in my dilemma .My daughter is [...]

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