Ask Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark is a small and large animal veterinarian. His Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) was earned from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, and he has worked on four continents treating dogs, cats, exotics and wild animals, livestock, and poultry of all types and sizes. Although some problems cannot be solved without a physical exam and lab work, Dr. Mark will answer any questions you have in order to help your pet. ***The "Ask Dr. Mark" mailbox is not monitored 24/7. If you need immediate advice, or are experiencing an emergency, please contact your local veterinarian immediately.***
Q&A: Why Is My Dog Taking So Long to Have Her Puppies?
Lotus asks Dr. Mark why her dog has stopped delivering puppies even though there seem to be more.
Q&A: What Is This Sudden Lump Under My Dog's Skin?
Matthew asks Dr. Mark whether he should be worried about a sudden lump under his dog's skin.
Q&A: Why Is My Dog's Skin Tag Oozing, and Is It Infectious?
Robin asks Dr. Mark what to do about her dog's stinky, oozing lesion if a vet visit isn't currently an option.
Q&A: Why Is My Dog Guarding My New Kitten From My Other Dog?
Sarah asks Dr. Mark why one of her dogs is so protective of the new kitten and how she can prevent her from fighting over it with her other dog.
Q&A: Does My Dog Have Mites or Fleas? (And What Can I Do?)
Christina asks Dr. Mark what is biting her pit bull puppy and how to get rid of it so that it doesn't spread to her other dogs or to herself.
Q&A: Will a Dog With IBD Get Sick After Eating Cat Food?
Susan asks Dr. Mark whether her dog's IBD will flare up after eating cat food.
Q&A: Why Is My Dog Scratching Up the Cabinets During Meals?
Joni asks Dr. Mark why her Morkie scratches at the cabinets and doors during meals, but then refuses to eat if she is given kibble.
Q&A: Why Is My Dog's Poop Still Bloody After Giardia Treatment?
Kelly asks Dr. Mark why her puppy is still passing bloody stools after successful treatment for giardia.
Q&A: Why Does My Duck Have a Swollen Chest on One Side?
Jeanne asks Dr. Mark why ducks sometimes have a swollen chest on one side and what to do about it.
Q&A: Why Did the Puppies Die After My Dog's C-Section?
Aimee asks Dr. Mark what went wrong during her dog's c-section.
Q&A: How Can I Stop My Hamster From Eating Her Babies?
Bunso asks Dr. Mark how to keep his hamster from getting stressed and eating her babies.
Q&A: Are There OTC Dog Seizure Treatments or Proven Home Remedies?
Melanie asks Dr. Mark how she can help her epileptic dog if she can no longer afford phenobarbital.
Q&A: What Are the Best Dog Breeds That Can Live Outside?
Doreen asks Dr. Mark if it's possible to keep a dog outside most of the time and leave them with lots of alone time.
Coconut Oil for Dog Constipation: Does It Work, and Is It Safe?
Is coconut oil better than other oils for alleviating constipation in dogs? Yes. Here's why.
Q&A: Why Is My Male Cat Suddenly Aggressive Toward My Other Cat?
Nathaniel asks Dr. Mark why one of his cats is suddenly acting aggressively toward his other cat after a short separation.
Q&A: What Is This White Bump Growing in My Dog's Mouth?
Anna asks Dr. Mark about a white growth on her dog's inner lip.
Q&A: Can a Dog Still Go Into Heat After Being Spayed?
Annie asks Dr. Mark why her recently spayed female still seems to be attracting her male dog.
Q&A: What Treats Can a Dog With Bladder Stones Have?
Elaine asks Dr. Mark what treats she can give her dog, who just had a struvite stone removed.
Q&A: Is My Dog Depressed, Sick, or Just Getting Old?
Judy asks Dr. Mark why her dog seems more tired than he used to.
Q&A: What Are the Side Effects of the Lepto Vaccine in Dogs?
L.J. asks Dr. Mark why his dog's bark is hoarse and she is breathing heavily after getting the lepto vaccine.
Q&A: How Do I Stop My Cat From Attacking My Other Cat?
Adele asks Dr. Mark how to help her cats stop fighting all the time.
Is It Time to Say Goodbye? Possible Signs Your Cat Is Dying
When presented with the question of whether a cat is nearing death, the first thing to do is figure out if the cat is just sick and in need of health care.
Q&A: Why Is My Dog Losing Hair on the Corners of Her Mouth?
Kristen asks Dr. Mark why her beagle is suddenly losing hair around its mouth.
Q&A: What Can I Do If My Puppy Has Parvo and Worms?
Rebeca asks Dr. Mark what to do about her puppy, who is suffering from parvovirus and a case of worms.