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The "Ask Our Vet" section aims to answer any questions you may have about your pet's health.

Each month we'll award R500 to one lucky winner as 'Question of the Month', which we will choose based on the originality and usefulness of the question. We will publish the winning question and answer on this page every month.

Please Note: ‘Ask Our Vet’ section is specifically designed to answer queries/questions related to pet health and their conditions. For any query related to customer support or services, please email us at support@budgetpetsupplies.co.za.

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shirley ann

Hi. Tottles is very active for her age and weight (gave her a good home when friends went overseas) for the last 3 or 4 days she has been walking with her head down and isn’t as active as usual. she is eating well. I checked her paws and teeth and pressed her muscles to see if she seemed sore, but nothing seems wrong there. Any advise?? Thank you

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Hi Shirley Ann, Sorry for the delay in response. Tottles may have a sore neck. It would be best to get her to her veterinarian for a full check if she is still showing this behaviour. Being a Dachshund, there is a worry of disc problems in their backs, which could be causing the problem. Otherwise she may have sore joints from arthritis. With a full clinical exam your vet will be able to assist.  I hope Tottles feels better soon! 


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ranjeetha

Greetings Dear Sir/Madam, I trust that you are well Angel cannot stand for long and seems to be found leaning against something when she is tied. She has a new habit on standing with her left hand and leg on the coach and the right hand and leg on the floor and lately seems to have just the right hand on the floor and the rest onto of the coach Seems worrying as when I give her a bath as well, she seems to quiver after a while as she cant seem to stand long Thank you

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steve

She is on Mobiflex LD powder. Can the Mobiflex pill as add-on make any difference? Or, which is better?

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ian

My Alsatian always seems to be limping after going for a run around the block. Could this be a joint problem? What is the best way to treat this?

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brandy

I am currently feeding my pit bull dog food which contains glucosamine and chondroitin, but I am really not sure if the amount is adequate for his daily needs. He is getting old and I want to be sure if I can provide dietary supplements for his arthritis. Can you please tell how much is the required dose for a 15-20kg dog?

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william

I had read in some random article that Collies must not be given certain medications. My dog Coco has a painful arthritis. Can I give him a pain relief?

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Cats & Kittens

desiree bell

How often can i use the Antezole paste on my cats to treat them for worms as it does not stipulate

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yolande le roux

If i use bravecto, is it neccessary to use an additional de-wormer as well?

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mirna

A strange cat has started living in our garden and we have been giving him food. He has not been neutered yet. However, this causes my house cat lots of stress. He scratches and licks continuously and does not want to leave the house. He is also very restless. Will it help to give him some calming medication as I don�t think the new cat will be leaving soon

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shaylee

Hi. Pie has round what looks like hotspots on his neck and loss of hair around his neck and head (I am not sure if he is scratching) this is concerning, but the most concerning is that he had a very strong jump and now he can hardly jump at all, also he seems to collapse whilst walking or sitting and then he seems stunned for a few minutes before he returns to normal. Can you offer advise?

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desiree

Goodday I dewormed my three cats on the 26/02/19 with a spot-on solution at the shoulder blades for tapeworm, but now i see there are white rice specs appearing again. is it safe to give them another dose of deworming medication as they live in an apartment with me and i have had a sudden outburst of fleas which i have use the ultra powder on them and the ultra spray on my carpets but yet to still battling to rid of the fleas in my carpet even though im vacuuming every day. my youngest cat of 9+ months has also lost his appetite yet still bounces around to which im monitoring him

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