Ask A Vet Online - Ask your Pet Health Questions to in-house Vet at

Ask a Vet

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

Each month we'll award $100 to one lucky winner of our 'Question of the Month' prize, 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. Will it be you?

Question of the Month


edith f.
| February winner
Win $100
edith f.

My pug who was 24 lbs was allergic to all the dog foods we tried. He was getting so sick throwing up and running stools. The doctor gave him some meds and it made things worse. I feared he was dying and my vet was too. I read on line that rice and chicken (boiled) was best for him. I threw the dog foods and medicine away. He has done wonderful on the rice and /or potatoes for nearly 3 years but I was concerned he was not getting all the nutrition he needed. Now his stool is orange sometimes yellow. I need to know if I should be giving him something else to eat. Peas & carrots? Cottage cheese? Oatmeal? He has lost down to 16 lbs. He looks good and his coat is shiny and his eyes are bright but I’m concerned about the stools.

Our vet answers

 It is possible that he could have internal parasites. Dogs usually need to have treatment for this every 3 months. If you are already giving him this treatment regularly then you can exclude this as a cause. Personally, I recommend trying dog food specifically for intestinal problems from your vet. This is prescription food and it can have good results. You could try this for one or two weeks to see if this helps. If you haven’t already administered prevention for internal parasites then please do so and repeat the treatment again two weeks after the initial treatment. You can also add vegetables to his diet but don’t giv....

View our vet's reply

Ask A Question

Upload Pet Photo

By submitting a photo you are permitting BudgetPetCare to publish the photo on our site.

tom c.

I gave my dog a Durvet Kenne-Jec 2 for kennel cough, can I also give him carafate? ...

View question/answer
marilyn m.

can oral and cutaneous flea and tick medications get absorbed by humans touching a dog’s fur or skin, urine, or mucous membranes? ...

View question/answer
jessica a.

My dog has scabs along the bottom/side of his ears. He went to the vet aover a week ago and has been taking an antibiotic for an infection. His medicine is almost gone and his ears don’t look any bet ...

View question/answer
nancy h.

How many ccs of a tube of petarmor for dogs up to 132lbs can I put on Pepita?? ...

View question/answer

My Pomeranian is pregnant and close to giving birth. Today, I had two x-rays taken. She’s expecting one large puppy. The vet isn’t certain if the puppy’s head can fit through the birth canal. She rec ...

View question/answer
lori e.

Can clindrops be put in a dogs eyes for an absess ...

View question/answer
cameron g.

Can I use frontline plus 23 to 44 pounds on my pug. Thank You. ...

View question/answer
ivy f.

is wheatgrass good for dogs? Thank you ...

View question/answer
elecia s.

Had her into the vet, eye infection they gave stuff for the eyes, cleared but the face and lips and around the nose is all swollen. Am giving her 1/4 tablet benedryl to keep her from scratching but ...

View question/answer
shirley h.

My cockapoo scratches a lot. I already use heartworm medicine and flea medicine. Is there something I can buy over the counter to help with her itching? Thanks, Shirley Hooper ...

View question/answer
karen b.

We gave her permit flea treatment 2 1/2 weeks ago and its not working can we put revolution flea treatment on her now or do we have to wait the full month ...

View question/answer
lori m.

There is a stray cat about 5 months that has a milky green discharge from her private area. I have read that people give strays and feral Fish Mox for infection. Please help.... ...

View question/answer
sam r.

My cat Rockey is about 6 years old. He’s and indoor cat. About a year ago a small bump appeared on his head I’m not sure but I think it’s been growing. I don’t know much about his family background, ...

View question/answer
arica f.

Can a house cat with no claws and is fixed chew a hole in the closet wall of a trailer through to the exterior of a trailer? Im being taken to court because apparently my cat who has no claws and nev ...

View question/answer

I have been using Frontline Plus for many years. The past two years, we have had the worst flea infestation EVER!! This stuff is clearly not working!! I keep ordering it like a fool and applying i ...

View question/answer
lisa n.

Is there a flea control good for multiple pet households . ...

View question/answer

My tootsie seems to be peeing her self when she sleeps on my sofa and she use to pee inside in the back of my door.Do you think she has uti? Can you tell me what you would recommend to give her . ...

View question/answer
linda a.

I’ve used Advantage II on my indoor cats to get rid of fleas. It didn’t work. Also, one of my cats acts like his skin is on fire after application and then he vomits. Any suggestions? ...

View question/answer
janis s.

flicka got a good bill of health no diabites but she drinks tons of water and all by herself fills a ex large litter box daily .She is going thru a 35 lb plastictub full of litter in a week and a h ...

View question/answer
wendy d.

my cat likes to go out side but there are a lot of wooded places around he has ticks and it has made him kinda sick what is the best tick med to use on him ...

View question/answer

Question of the Month Terms & Conditions

Winners chosen and notified by the 10th of each month for the previous month's competition. The potential winner will be notified by email. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within 7 days of attempted notification, an alternative winner may be chosen.

Questions that are lost, garbled or incomplete will not be eligible for the competition.

The winner of the competition will receive $100 as either a cash value or deposited into their account at to spend on products available at our website.

The competition is subject to all federal, state, local and provincial laws and regulations, and is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.

All decisions by the competition judges are final. We cannot be held responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this competition, including mechanical, human, technical or production errors, and may modify or cancel this competition at its sole discretion without liability.

All questions submitted to us become the sole property and copyright of, and we reserve the right to publish the names, questions, and pet details on this website.

By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by these rules and regulations.

Previous Winners

Congratulations to the previous winners of our Question of the Month prize:

February 2016 edith f. View question/answer
January 2016 michael c. View question/answer
December 2015 billy g. View question/answer
November 2015 karen r. View question/answer
October 2015 karen t. View question/answer
September 2015 cathy g. View question/answer
August 2015 kathy b. View question/answer
March 2015 barbara b. View question/answer
February 2015 susan r. View question/answer
December 2014 steve b. View question/answer
October 2014 cheryl d. View question/answer
September 2014 victoria s. View question/answer
July 2014 dalay f. View question/answer
June 2014 catherine c. View question/answer
April 2014 karen v. View question/answer
March 2014 george g. View question/answer
February 2014 debra s. View question/answer
January 2014 nathan f. View question/answer
December 2013 nancy m. View question/answer
November 2013 jennifer l. View question/answer
October 2013 kerri p. View question/answer
August 2013 mandi r. View question/answer
August 2013 heather s. View question/answer
July 2013 julie e. View question/answer
June 2013 joan p. View question/answer
May 2013 linda s. View question/answer
March 2013 peggy j. View question/answer
February 2013 kim b. View question/answer
January 2013 mike g. View question/answer
December 2012 hilary s. View question/answer
November 2012 thomas k. View question/answer
October 2012 elizabeth m. View question/answer
September 2012 michael w. View question/answer
August 2012 geraldine m. View question/answer
July 2012 linda s. View question/answer
June 2012 linda b. View question/answer
May 2012 lori a. View question/answer
April 2012 robert s. View question/answer
March 2012 nancy w. View question/answer
February 2012 james w. View question/answer
January 2012 larry d. View question/answer
December 2011 j. View question/answer
November 2011 stephen e. View question/answer
October 2011 paula m. View question/answer
September 2011 natash s. View question/answer
August 2011 kristen r. View question/answer
July 2011 karen f. View question/answer
June 2011 sharon b. View question/answer
May 2011 mark a. View question/answer
April 2011 jenny s. View question/answer
March 2011 joanie c. View question/answer
February 2011 denise t. View question/answer
January 2011 mitch c. View question/answer
December 2010 cathy g. View question/answer
November 2010 janice k. View question/answer
October 2010 jeannine b. View question/answer
September 2010 nicole a. View question/answer
August 2010 amanda m. View question/answer
July 2010 gail z. View question/answer
June 2010 rene c. View question/answer
May 2010 judy t. View question/answer
April 2010 cheril g. View question/answer
View All

The answers or information contained on this site are for informational purposes only. The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a veterinary surgeon. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. Consult your veterinarian for any problem your pet has. Under no circumstances shall BudgetPetCare or any of its associates be liable for any damages resulting from the use of the service or the information contained therein. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Flea & Tick Season Sale
10% Off + 10% Cashback
on all orders -
Use Code : BPCFNT10