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CirculationWhat helps relieve the pain and swelling accompanying poor circulation in legs.

Circulation

What helps relieve the pain and swelling accompanying poor circulation in legs.

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bulliesWhy do people bully other people ? How does it benefit their lives?

bullies

Why do people bully other people ? How does it benefit their lives?

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Fruit SmartWhat fruits shed off pounds quickly?

Fruit Smart

What fruits shed off pounds quickly?

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Teeth and GumsMy 10yr old Cocker has bad gums. Her Vet wants to clean her teeth, but the cost is $350 and…

Teeth and Gums

My 10yr old Cocker has bad gums. Her Vet wants to clean her teeth, but the cost is $350 and up. I was wondering is I could put some drops of Hydrogen Peroxide on a piece of gauge and rube her gums to try and clean them and any infection there might be.

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Growing tomatosThe best way to grow a healthy tomato with no weeds in your garden and no bugs eating the vines.

Growing tomatos

The best way to grow a healthy tomato with no weeds in your garden and no bugs eating the vines.

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Hyper and anxious childHow to best cope and help my overly hyper and at times anxious child. I've adjusted diet, activity set routines,…

Hyper and anxious child

How to best cope and help my overly hyper and at times anxious child. I've adjusted diet, activity set routines, but my son still exhibits hyperactivity, impulsiveness and anxiety. I'm a single mom that shares custody with his father, and I just want what is best for my son. If anyone has any advice, please help.

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Different way to help with ADHDIf the "synaptol" doesn't work on my daughter..does anybody know where i can take her to different medicine for her…

Different way to help with ADHD

If the "synaptol" doesn't work on my daughter..does anybody know where i can take her to different medicine for her ADHD?

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The drama in SchoolOkay when you are at school all normal and then these random people come and just start taking shit. What…

The drama in School

Okay when you are at school all normal and then these random people come and just start taking shit. What should someone do.

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Is using a baby carrier good for baby's health?I am having a hug-a-bub newborn carrier but little bit confused. Is it safe to use use baby carrier for…

Is using a baby carrier good for baby's health?

I am having a hug-a-bub newborn carrier but little bit confused. Is it safe to use use baby carrier for newborn babies.

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Hair braiding stylesWhich is the best online website for hair extensions?

Hair braiding styles

Which is the best online website for hair extensions?

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Cat has ongoing aggression after a fight & upcoming transitionLooking for a little direction with our 9 y/o female kitty, Nermal. We took her to the vet to get…

Cat has ongoing aggression after a fight & upcoming transition

Looking for a little direction with our 9 y/o female kitty, Nermal. We took her to the vet to get a sudden limp checked out a little over a month ago. X-rays showed arthritis and mineral deposits in her hind leg joints. She is only 9, but the vet suggested obesity could be a factor in the developing arthritis. Since bringing her home we gave her the pain medication supplied by the vet for the first week (until it ran out) and have been giving her glucosamine supplied by the vet with her food daily and restricted her from jumping up on things -the limp is much less noticeable now. However, a couple of weeks after coming home there was a fight that took place when we weren't around between her and our two male, younger kitties. Based on the cleanup it was a pretty bad fight and even though the boys sustained minor injuries and she wasn't injured that we could see, she has remained angry and defensive towards them and we have to keep them separated when we aren't home/around. She hisses at them every time they come nearby and if they attempt to touch noses with or sniff her, she either hisses or starts a fight. She is touch and go with us as well, can be very cuddly and loveable, but if we do anything she doesn't like (pick her up, make her move, or don't let her be in a space that she wants to be in), she hisses and growls at us too -which starts a fight with the other cats if they're around, as they are defensive of my husband and me. She's always been a little entitled and persnickety, but more in a loveable way and never violent or to this extreme. She's never had trouble getting along with her brothers like this either, especially for so long. It's been about 4 weeks since the fight took place. I'm starting to think there is a bigger issue than just drawn out resentment from a bad fight, but the visit to the vet just before the fight only showed the arthritis/mineral deposits. Could she be acting this way because of pain? If so, is there something we can do to help her with that? The tension between our cats is getting very difficult to manage and I feel like it's only a matter of time before one of them gets hurt more seriously (there have been scratches that come close to their eyes and I worry about Nermal's arthritis with her running up and down stairs during a fight with her arthritis). Also, we are expecting our first (human) baby in December. I'm worried about dealing with her adjustment to that while she's still so upset about this at the same time and I'm not sure how to prepare the two younger male cats for it either, who are still trying to figure the new Nermal out.

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What causes horrible death breathWhat causes the horrible scent from the mouth and or noise even though care and attention has been given?

What causes horrible death breath

What causes the horrible scent from the mouth and or noise even though care and attention has been given?

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kidney stoneshad kidney stones in2008 had lipo treatment they came basck then had it lazerd, whent back to the doctor year…

kidney stones

had kidney stones in2008 had lipo treatment they came basck then had it lazerd, whent back to the doctor year later and was complaining with pain in the kidney area,when i got scanned ive got a stone 16mm, got that one lazerd july 2013, still got bad pains in same area. what good pain killlers can i take that are natural so they arent doing me any harm.

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Why?Why do we exist? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of Life?

Why?

Why do we exist? What is our purpose? What is the meaning of Life?

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What is kale and why is the grocery store always out of it?What is kale and why is the grocery store always out of it? What good are a thousand kale recipes…

What is kale and why is the grocery store always out of it?

What is kale and why is the grocery store always out of it? What good are a thousand kale recipes if I can never have any kale?

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It Works --- what do the doctors say about this program?Body wraps to lose weight? I've heard that you can dehydrate and in mind they are only a temporary fix.…

It Works --- what do the doctors say about this program?

Body wraps to lose weight? I've heard that you can dehydrate and in mind they are only a temporary fix. My daughter is considering their use as well as "selling" as it has become quite the fad for the 20 somethings. I'm concerned as she has had a heart flutter in the past; had a cardiac ablation, but could this set it off again? There is also a history of high blood pressure on both sides of the family. If you go to their website "It Works!" you of course see only what they want you to see, sorry, I'm pretty negative on this and want to know the pitfalls. What do doctors say about such programs?

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Recent Pet Health Questions

diet for diabetic catsCan I give my diabetic cat raw chicken liver or raw chicken hearts?

diet for diabetic cats

Can I give my diabetic cat raw chicken liver or raw chicken hearts?

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Bone SpursMy 27 month old Pembroke has been diagnosed (x-rays) with osteophytes in both shoulders for the most part in the…

Bone Spurs

My 27 month old Pembroke has been diagnosed (x-rays) with osteophytes in both shoulders for the most part in the stress points of the joint. Needless to say he is limping. He is currently on Arthro-IonX and Promaxol about a month now with a crisis dose for about a week. I haven't really noticed much although he seems a little better in the mornings than at night. He is also on a liquid that I mix of cod liver oil, flax seed oil, olive oil, and wheat germ oil. The ortho surgeon consulted by our vet specifically advised against surgery (wasn't planning that anyway). She did suggest rehab - done that before for a problem on the right side last year - for strengthening the muscles in the shoulders. I have read about vitamin therapy in humans that might help. What are your thoughts on this? Which ones and how to get them into him? By the way, he is too squirmy for acupuncture!

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Arthro-Ionx use for 15 year old dogI have been giving my dog Arthro-IonX for 4 days now and the results have been worse than when I…

Arthro-Ionx use for 15 year old dog

I have been giving my dog Arthro-IonX for 4 days now and the results have been worse than when I was giving her baby aspirin. Should I be giving her something else instead? Does it usually take this long to see results?

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Dog is chewing on tailMy dog is chewing on his tail and back, and the hair is gone. What can I put on it?

Dog is chewing on tail

My dog is chewing on his tail and back, and the hair is gone. What can I put on it?

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Difference between Artho-Ionx and PromaxolIs there a difference between the Artho-IonX and the Promaxol? Do you give the same dosage? I have 2 GSD's…

Difference between Artho-Ionx and Promaxol

Is there a difference between the Artho-IonX and the Promaxol? Do you give the same dosage? I have 2 GSD's one has hip dysplasia and he is 4, and I have another GSD and she will be 12 next month. I have noticed with her that she is getting a little slower and does not like to jump up as much.

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Arthro-IonxMy dog has been on Arthro-IonX for 3 days with no change. The baby aspirin she was being given seems…

Arthro-Ionx

My dog has been on Arthro-IonX for 3 days with no change. The baby aspirin she was being given seems to work better that this product. How long should it take to see some sort of results?

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Fearful of fireworks / gun shotsI have a 4 year old Shih-Tzu male that I have had for 2 years. He is a happy dog…

Fearful of fireworks / gun shots

I have a 4 year old Shih-Tzu male that I have had for 2 years. He is a happy dog but when she hears a loud pop (fireworks /gun shot sound ) he panics and trie to scratch his way into the wall under the bed no consoling him. A shy dog. I have 2 others all 10 lbs they get along fine, but recently out on walks the Shih-Tzu is growling and barking getting in the face of other dogs, no broblem in the past nothing has changed, which is best Anxietrex or Chillout Chews, I would really prefer the chewable. Thanks.

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Limping and stiffness in a dogI have a 3 year old lab. Whenever he runs he limps afterward. If he lays down he has trouble…

Limping and stiffness in a dog

I have a 3 year old lab. Whenever he runs he limps afterward. If he lays down he has trouble standing up and whines. His legs do not seam to be tender to the touch and there are no wounds. This has been going on for about 6 months now. Could he have arthritis?

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Dog with diabetesMy pomeranian is a diabetic and is scratching is and has been the worse so far and he is 6…

Dog with diabetes

My pomeranian is a diabetic and is scratching is and has been the worse so far and he is 6 ..he woke up with his belly more irritated than ever but not only red there's like a bruise forming underneath...I am frightened any answers on what and why it is?? Any wound is bad for a diabetic but scared out my mind at this one..Please help us get through my King's suffering. ..GOD BLESS

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Cat licks the area that is treated, is that safe?Is this product safe if the cat licks the area that has been treated?

Cat licks the area that is treated, is that safe?

Is this product safe if the cat licks the area that has been treated?

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Dog has hip dysplasiaMy German Shepherd, Star, is having some problems getting into the house because of the stairs. I been noticing he…

Dog has hip dysplasia

My German Shepherd, Star, is having some problems getting into the house because of the stairs. I been noticing he is having problems just walking, will this medication help him walk better? Please advise . Thank you Roy

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My dog has hip and back issuesMy 7 yr. old Keeshound had an operation for cysts on his back. Shortly after that he has gone down…

My dog has hip and back issues

My 7 yr. old Keeshound had an operation for cysts on his back. Shortly after that he has gone down in the back, acts like he has a cold in his nose and eyes, I have been giving him allergy and over the counter hip meds. I read on the internet about IONx for hip dysplasia. Do you think it is to late for him or should I try it. This has been going on for over 2 months. This is my last resort.

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Pet Health Expert Answers

MangeHello: I have a border collie probably about 5 years old and about 40-50 lbs, I beleive she has mange,…

Mange

Hello: I have a border collie probably about 5 years old and about 40-50 lbs, I beleive she has mange, she has scratched hair pretty much off from mid back to and including part of tail, her upper body appears to be in good shape , she also has an odor, I would like to try Defendex and see if it works,I have not had her at vet because it's just to costly for my limited income at this time, but I can't stand to see her itch like this, she shows no sign of pain and has a good appetite, should I order 1 bottle or two and what might the cost be including shipping, thank you in advance for any help and advice you might be able to give me, sincerely Don M. Holman

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Limping and stiffness in a dogI have a 3 year old lab. Whenever he runs he limps afterward. If he lays down he has trouble…

Limping and stiffness in a dog

I have a 3 year old lab. Whenever he runs he limps afterward. If he lays down he has trouble standing up and whines. His legs do not seam to be tender to the touch and there are no wounds. This has been going on for about 6 months now. Could he have arthritis?

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