So anyone else have any questions this week? Big or small, dog, cat, bunny, budgie, all are welcome!
I have a question concerning which sunscreens are safe to use on dogs. Towser's face burns if he is outside in the sun all day, so I've been looking in to sunscreens that I could apply around his nose and eyes. I'm concerned about all the chemicals that are in most sunscreens you see on store shelves. I've heard baby sunscreen is fine, but I also know a lot of sunscreens have zinc oxide in them, which is -- from what I understand-- toxic for dogs to ingest. Since it would be near his mouth, and he might lick some off, should I be concerned or is it not a significant amount to harm him?
I'll be sure to ask that! Anyone else?
We will have the next "Ask the Vets" show, after a 1-week hiatus! Any questions, folks? Big or small, I'll ask them!
Can you ask about the dandruff problems in my long haired cats Alani & Blaze? Also can you ask why Alani & Blaze can't tolerate canned food? They love it but it always gives them diarrhea or very loose stools. I've even tried to give them canned food with more fiber in it but this still didn't work. My vet suggested that I mix water with the canned food but this didn't work either. They now eat dry grain free food and they also get some chicken broth every night.
Don't know if I am in time for this week or not, but I just learned that Vetsulin insulin is back on the market and is half the price of the Prozinc. The vet said that the dosage would have to be readjusted for the switch. Morgan was on Vetsulin when he was diagnosed with diabetes. That was about 6 or 7 years ago before it was pulled. Maybe the vets could discuss the difference in these insulins. I wonder if they have a preference.
If I can, I'll sneak that in if we have time!
Moesha, didn't get that one in this week, but will hold it for next time!
Thanks. I just got a refill last week on Higgins' Prozinc, so I won't have to decide about the vetsulin for a couple of more weeks.