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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?

See a list of previous winners

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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:

October 2015 albie d. View question/answer
September 2015 james b. View question/answer
August 2015 nima w. View question/answer
July 2015 chloe a. View question/answer
June 2015 brendon m. View question/answer
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Question from albie d.

My feline, Princess has lot oddles of weight. She has basically become a boner. Although she is very active, she drinks lot of water. I have tried different arrays of kitten food but it is not showing any effect in gaining weight of my poor baby. She also vomits occasionally. I have found out that it is due to red meat and so now I have shifted to white meat to him. There are also fleas in the house. I am not sure what to do. She is such a loving, happy pet hence, it is difficult to see her in ...

Our vet answers:

I suggest that you take Princess to your veterinarian since from what you have enumerated it seems that she may be suffering from diabetes. For fleas you can use any topical product like Frontline Spot On or Frontline Plus or prescription products like Revolution or Advantage Multi. You can even administer tablets to her. If you are concerned about pre-adult fleas then you can use Program Flavour Tabs and also administer Capstar everytime you see fleas on Princess. But it is advised not to give more than one treatment of Capstar per day.....

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Congratulations to albie d., who is the October winner of the Question of the Month


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