Your Questions, Answered
The Dr. Alex Answers Show is all about providing YOU with the information YOU need to help your dog or cat be as healthy and happy as possible, whatever their situation, age or health status.
Entire male cats don’t make great pets in general. They are very territorial, fight a lot and really want to breed. What are your options if your male cat is biting you? Can you do anything other than castrate them?
Raw feeding can be controversial and it's really hard to know what to believe when trying to research the subject. Diet safety is a huge concern when choosing any kind of diet. These are the risks you need to know about feeding your dog or cat a raw diet.
What is line breeding in dogs and why should you care if the puppy you are thinking of adding to your family has been line bred? Well, inbreeding is a real health risk!
Anal gland disease in cats is not very common, but when they do become infected or diseased they can be a really painful problem. Find out the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment of cat anal gland problems
Kennel cough in dogs is a common infectious disease but are antibiotics always the best way to treat it? Can you in fact simply treat them at home? Also, does the vary depending on the age of a dog, or other diseases they might be suffering from?
There are so many different opinions when it comes to deciding what to feed a cat. Wet, dry, raw, commercial or home prepared…it can get very confusing to know what’s best!
At what age should you give your puppy their first rabies vaccination?
Well, you need to consider the risk of disease, local legislation and the vaccine licensing…and they aren’t always the same.
If your pet needs to have overnight treatment, are there any other options apart from transferring their care to a dedicated emergency clinic. The costs involved can soon add up so what are the risks of choosing an option where the level of care is not so thorough?
Cruciate ligament injury is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs. Anterior cruciate injury in people is often treated with a knee brace so is a brace the right option to treat your dog who has suffered a similar injury to their leg?
A blocked bladder in cats is a true emergency, but why does it happen in the first place? Join me as I run through the causes of bladder obstruction so that we can then prevent them from ever happening again.
A cat who is snoring or grunting could be suffering from a number of important conditions. Of course they could be just fine…but how do you know?
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If you think that your dog is itchy because they are suffering from a food allergy or environmental allergy like pollen then this is what you need to know!
If your cat is spraying on the furniture or urinating outside of their litter tray then help is at hand! Find out why your cat might be doing this and exactly what you can do to stop it!
How can you clip your cat’s nails when they are aggressive, trying to bite and scratch you? Even the vet has to sedate them but is there another way?
If you have a cat who is gagging then what’s the deal? Should you take them to the vet or can you instead opt for a wait-and-see approach? A delay could be fatal…here’s why
If you feel a new lump on your dog it’s natural to fear the worse. But how can you really know if a mass is a cancer and something to worry about? I discuss how to get a diagnosis for any type of mass, not just the potential mammary tumors featured.
What drug should you choose to give a dog to treat incontinence? There are two main options but how do you decide on the best treatment for your dog. To answer this we need to know how effective each treatment is, what the side-effects are and how easy it is to medicate your dog.
Benadryl is a cough medicine for humans, but can you give Benadryl to dogs to treat their anxiety? Is Benadryl safe for dogs and does it actually work?
Why does a dog develop bladder stones? What are the different causes and does the type of stone make any difference? Once you know this, find out how to prevent bladder stones in dogs!
What’s the truth, is medical marijuana really a cure for seizures in dogs? Will is help cure seizures as a result of all causes, from epilepsy to brain tumors? And how is CBD oil different?
Have you got a new kitten and wondering what health problems a kitten will face both while they are kittens and as older cats? Knowing these risks will help you prevent them and keep your cat as healthy as possible
Are you wondering "when should I vaccinate my puppy?" or have you even hear that rabies vaccination can cause rabies in puppies? This is the answer!
Puppy biting is not something you have to, or should, put up with. In this post I give you some strategies for how to stop your puppy biting you that are simple yet effective!
If you have a dog who is anxious, scared or has phobias or behavioral problems then it’s vital you get them help as soon as possible. Here are some steps that will help them cope and set them on the road to recovery!
Why does a dog vomit when they are otherwise completely well, eating fine and have no other health problems apparent? Well there are lots of potential reasons and some are more serious than others!
A skin rash can be a frustrating condition to get to the bottom of. Some will respond to little more than symptomatic treatment while others will need a full investigation and take lots of time and effort to get to the bottom of, treat and manage successfully.
It’s always a concern when your dog is unwell. It is more of a worry when they seem to be very sick or in a lot of pain and you just don’t have money to take them to the veterinarian and pay for any vet bills. What should you do?
Does a small dog get the same dose of vaccine as a large dog? Does size matter and does this depend on what vaccine you’re giving your dog?
In this Dr Alex Answers question I discuss how long should you should give heartworm prevention tablets for, and why this will be different depending on the area you live as well as your appetite for risk!