Your Questions, Answered
Whether you are wondering how best to look after a new pet, if something is puzzling you or you are struggling to find answers to a specific concern or health challenge I will try my best to get you the information you need.
#DrAlexAnswers is all about providing YOU with the information YOU need to help your pet be as healthy and happy as possible, whatever their situation and health status.
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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!
A common worry is how to keep your dog or cat pain free. Join me as I go through my 6 step plan to keep your pet pain free, as well as how best to work with your vet to make sure that your pet is as happy, healthy, and comfortable as possible.
Affordable pet care can be a challenge, especially if your pet needs a major surgery, becomes very unwell or needs emergency vet care and you have no money. I have 7 strategies to answer how to afford vet bills so you can keep your pet as health as possible and give them the treatment they need.
Aging is inevitable and with it comes health and quality of life challenges. Caring for senior dogs takes a bit of planning to help them to age gracefully and in this article I’m going to give you some suggestions on how to help your old dog age gracefully and stay happy.
Good oral health is vital for good body health. If you’ve ever wondered how to keep your cats teeth clean (and how to keep a cats teeth clean without brushing!) then using one of these strategies will help keep your cats teeth clean and mouth healthy
Is your dog fussy? Find out my top tips to get your fussy eater eating and remove the stress of meal times!