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Cliff Redford, DVM  
Male
Ontario

Wellington Veterinary Hospital
905-294-1900
Markham, Ontario
My Posts
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
It is unfortunate that she is so stressed out by going to the vet but she still needs to go. Seizures can be due to a wide range of serious disorders and even if it is due to epilepsy, she needs to be assessed. Seizures are dangerous and they hurt, a lot. Medication can be prescribed but only after your vet runs some tests. Ask them if there is a mobile vet i...
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
Let me know what the vet says after an exam is done. I would be most concerned with the extra drinking and the heart murmur. It sounds like the tumor has been successfully removed however he is losing weight and showing these other signs which is a concern. A urine test, cbc, and blood profile should be recommended to assess the health of all the organs.
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 3
A lot of great questions. 1. if the aspirate came back clear then I would be 99% sure it is benign. 2. even benign cysts can be irritating and cause itchiness as it is "annoying" to the patient. 3. Trauma will not cause a benign cyst to become cancerous so dont worry. 4. very small lumps are difficult to aspirate, I would be rechecking it every 3-6 ...
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
About one year ago, Hill's prescription food came out with a diet that cures hyperthyroidism...it sounds too good to be true but I now use it all the time. Y/D diet binds all vailable iodine so that the patinet can no longer produce elevated levels of the thyroid hormone. No more medication, no more thoughts of surgery. Look it up, I am sure you will be ...
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
This is an interesting case. I think your instinct in wanting surgery is a correct one. Ultrasounds and xrays can miss things whereas an exploratory surgery not only is highly diagnostic, but then you are "in there" to fix the problem. I worry that a small splinter of wood is slowly moving around his abdomen and it is too small to be seen by ultraso...
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 2
I sympathize with your situation but it is clear to me that your cat needs to see a veterinarian asap. This isnt just about a consitpation issue, this is about a cat who is not eating, is too weak to even get up and instead it urinates on himself. He is suffering and needs to be seen.
Nov 12, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
I am sorry, I do not have experience in anything other then cats and dogs.
Nov 11, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
skin rashes can be due to simple infections, fungal disorders, autoimmune disorders, allergies, parasites such as mites....the list goes on and on. The darkening of the skin is simple related to the trauma that is occurring from excessive scratching or licking. Your vet will need to see your dog to determine the cause of the itchiness. Once the primary cause ...
Nov 11, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
skin lesions like this are often related to bacterial infections - either an initial problem or secondary to allergies. For mild cases a medicated shampoo works wonders, for more serious cases antibiotics are needed. I have seen many skin infections that can take up to 6 weeks of treatment to resolve however so maybe we just didnt give this case enough time t...
Nov 11, 2012 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 2
Great question - sorry for the delay in answering it. You really need a veterinarian to examine your cat's eyes to determine the cause. They will want to use an opthalmoscope to view the back chamber of the eye and the retina, and perhaps run a few simple tests to look for a scratch or problem with tear production. Eye cases are generally easy to treat o...