Aleda M Cheng, D.V.M., C.V.A  
Randolph, NJ

Specialties: Small Animals, Dogs, cats, C.V.A

Interests: animals, drawing, artist, Veterinay Medicine and Surgery
American Animal Hospital
973 895 4999
Randolph, NJ
My Posts
Jun 22, 2014 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 4
Please go to a doctor or hospital now if you are that worried. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Jun 21, 2014 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 4
Hi John, You should really post your question to a Medical Doctor versed in infectious diseases at medhelp. But, if you are really concerned it would be best to see a physician there in Vietnam who has familiarity in local diseases. Rabies is not spread by scratches usually. The Human Rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin protocol requires several injecti...
Jun 16, 2014 in the Dogs Expert Forum - 5
The lameness issue may be unrelated to the itching. The itching does sound like either an environmental or food allergy and should be treated by your veterinarian. The rawness and bleeding means that she probably requires an antibiotic for the secondary pyoderma (bacterial skin infection) that she caused as a result of self-inflicted skin trauma from biting...
Jun 15, 2014 in the Dogs Community - 3
For a patient's kidney's to be affected adversely the BUN and Creatinine must be elevated, or even just the creatinine. An elevation of BUN alone is not enough to rule out kidney disease. Only when the kidneys are malfunctioning 75% or more does Creatinine and BUN become elevated in the blood. Your dog only had an elevation of BUN so kidney func...
Apr 04, 2014 in the Dogs Expert Forum - 1
It sounds as if your vet has performed a great diagnostic profile. The additional tests that I would perform would be an infectious profile for tick borne diseases (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme, Anaplasma, Babesia etc.) and Leptospirosis; and a DNA test for Degenerative Myelopathy performed at the University of Missouri. A blood transfusion will cer...
Mar 26, 2014 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 2
That is an exceptionally high HCT. I think that you are over analyzing a bit. All of the handling of blood and stress related issues and splenic contractions would only have marginal effect on results. When X-Rays are inconclusive an abdominal ultrasound should be performed as the kidneys, spleen and other organs could be visualized more easily. This would...
Mar 07, 2014 in the Cats Expert Forum - 4
Cats, if infected with toxoplasmosis, only shed the disease for 2 weeks or so in feces during their life time. Since your cats go outside they can become infected at any time (if not already infected). Your veterinarian can diagnosis Toxoplasmosis through a blood test and your cats can be treated for the parasitic disease with Clindamycin antibiotics. P...
Nov 22, 2013 in the Dogs Expert Forum - 7
She did understand your words and you will be reunited eventually.
Nov 21, 2013 in the Dogs Expert Forum - 7
Hello again Sabrina 02, I believe there is a heaven for all creatures whatever religion or non-religion you may adhere to and I believe that your dog is there now thanking you for all you did for her and enjoying her perfect heart and possibly flying if she has angel wings. There is a book that I recommend called "Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon&...
Nov 20, 2013 in the Dogs Expert Forum - 7
Dear Sabrina, I am so sorry that you had to make such a sad but necessary decision for your dog. But I sincerely think that that you really made the right decision. Due to the severity of her heart condition I don't believe that there was any additional medical or other treatment that could have helped her. Had she been human the only thing tha...