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Thomas Dock, CVJ, Vet. Technician  
Male, 49
Indianapolis, IN

Interests: animals, Reading (sci-fi and fantasy)
My Posts
Jul 29, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 5
I am very sorry to hear about your poor pup...I hope that this posting might help you with your complex situation. In todays struggling economy, concern about paying for veterinary expenses is very common. Veterinarians are being asked for extended payments or even discounted care. But, like any business, veterinarians need to make money to keep their do...
Jun 18, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
Hello there...I am very sorry to hear about your cats. It must have been a terrible shock for you. It's going to be very hard for us to answer that question...first, since you are in a different country, the pellets you are describing might be unknown to our doctors. Did you have a necropsy (animal autopsy) done on any of the cats? If there are ...
Jun 02, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 2
Dr. Coyner is most correct...you need to get your pup into the veterinarian right away. As she said, parasites are a potential problem, as is a bacterial infection, but with a rottweiler puppy at 5 months old, parvo jumps to the top of the list. It seems that Rottweilers (at least in my area) have a propensity for parvo. What is his vaccine history? (How...
May 25, 2010 in the Dogs Community - 5
Hi...I am sure waking up to vomit each morning is not a fun way to start your day!! I found this from one of our experts over in the Ask A Vet forum...I think it might be appropriate for you as well: Sometimes small dogs vomit in the morning due to bilious vomiting syndrome, a disorder of stomach hyperacidity. Feeding a small meal before bedtime can som...
May 25, 2010 in the Dogs Community - 3
Good morning to you...I agree with Ginger, it seems like some more information would be helpful. If it is a bone type of tumor, then amputation is certainly the best option to help extend her life. If it is simply a fatty type of tumor under the skin, it "might" be possible to remove it without needing to do an amputation. Also, have you had...
May 23, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
Good morning sherriann...I am sorry about your cat...does she go outside a lot? I think you probably already realize that your best course of action is to get her to your veterinarian. She could have an abscess, it could be some sort of foreign body or even some sort of tumor. Your best bet is to take her in and let your veterinarian take a look. Go...
May 21, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 1
Hi...thanks for the great work you are doing trying to get pets into homes. Here is a little more information about Manx Syndrome for you: It's a long article, but this site does a nice job with genetic conditions: http://www.messybeast.com/bobtail-cats.html. Here's another good site as well: http://fanciers.com/breed-faqs/manx-faq.html If...
May 21, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 3
I too am very sorry for your loss. Anytime we lose a pet, especially one that is apparently healthy and wheneve it happens suddenly, its certainly a shock. Did you have a necropsy done on her? (An animal autopsy). That could have shed some light on the cause of her death. Any other comments that we might make would be nothing more than guesses at thi...
May 21, 2010 in the Animal Health - General Expert Forum - 2
I agree with Dr. Coyner's assessment...since we can't see what you are describing, it's hard for us to give you a good answer about how thin he may or may not be. He is also reaching his adolescent and teenage years, so he may be putting on a lot of growth in length and height, but not necessarily any weight yet. What was his last weight...
May 05, 2010 in the Cats Community - 2
I have to concur with PrettyKitty and I urge you to get your little guy to a veterinarian today if at all possible. Cats are not designed to go for more than 24 hours without eating. Since your guy is refusing food, that's enough of a reason to go in for a good physical, bloodwork and maybe even xrays. Good luck...let us know.