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Dogs: Diva's Stomach issuses, slippery elm bark, organic baby food
slippery elm bark, organic baby food, shelley davis: Hi Scott, I m so sorry to hear that your rescue is having digestion difficulties. I would make a couple of suggestions. First would be to make sure that she s been checked for all worms and parasites, including Giardia. Then I would feed her a very bland...

Dogs: dog, beagle puppy, veterinary assistance
beagle puppy, veterinary assistance, veterinary bills: Hi Gary, All puppies sleep a lot, but the spasms and diarrhea are symptoms of a medical problem. You should not put off having your puppy examined by a vet. If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your...

Dogs: My dog, national geographic channel, separation anxiety
national geographic channel, separation anxiety, cesar millan: Hi Alan, Normally I would reject questions that do not pertain to nutrition as that is my specialty on this site and not training. This is obviously a training/behavior issue. But I hate to do that because it leaves you wondering what to do next. So...

Dogs: My dog, urinary track infections, old dog new tricks
urinary track infections, old dog new tricks, kitchen cupboards: Ruth, couple of things: If she is drinking more this could be a sign of kidney or bladder problems and cockers do get urinary track infections. Other than that, I think she is doing less (due to her age) and focussing more on the food. You can...

Dogs: Dog artheritis, shelley davis, artheritis
shelley davis, artheritis, fatal diseases: Hi Rebecca, Thanks for writing to me with this inquiry. Basically, the vaccines given to puppies tend to last the lifetime of the dog. People aren t given vaccines every year for that reason. Over vaccinating is deadly so why do it? Instead, you can...

Dogs: my dog's behavior, pet shop puppies, how to train a puppy
pet shop puppies, how to train a puppy, puppy mill: Hi Javier, Thanks for writing to me. You didn t mention where you bought this puppy. If it was from a breeder, then the breeder can give you information about this dog and should have socialized the dog before selling him. If you bought the dog from...

Dogs: my dog's behavior, urinary track infection, puppy school
urinary track infection, puppy school, behavior question: Hi, Just make sure he is eating well. He should have a lot of interest in his food. Also make sure he is not drinking excessively. Normal would be several times a day. If you are constantly filling up bowls that could be a symptom of something like...

Dogs: My Dog Was Bitten By Another Dog, adult teeth, survival technique
adult teeth, survival technique, veterinary assistance: Hi Araceli, Your puppy has her adult teeth by now, you need to have her examined by a veterinarian. It s really hard to judge a dog s pain level. Dogs are very stoic by nature, not showing pain is a survival technique. If you had the kind of injury your...

Dogs: Dog eating potting soil & dirt, jack russel terrier, natural nutrients
jack russel terrier, natural nutrients, potting soil: Hi Amy, I m sure you ve found that there are many theories out there regarding dogs eating of dirt. This goes along with the theories about dogs eating rocks, grass, feces and other strange objects. I believe there is more than just one reason for doing...

Dogs: Dog is escape artist, destructive, alone
destructive, alone: Hi Patrick, Would it be possible for you to have you dog stay at a doggie daycare ? Even if affording daily daycare is out of the question, once, twice (or whatever is in your budget) could be a terrific help. Your dog would get the extra exercise and...

Dogs: My dog's eye., eye infection
eye infection: Hi Jessica, Your dog probably needs an antibiotic, but until he can be seen by your vet, clean his eyes with a sterile ophthalmic eye washing solution, such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Relief Wash. Using a soft wet clean cloth or cotton ball with lukewarm...

Dogs: Dog food and behaivor, basic obedience training, labrador puppy
basic obedience training, labrador puppy, siamese cats: The puppy is probably trying to chew on and rough house with the cats. They will probably stay away from her until she settles down and will eventually learn to tolerate her. Your puppy is pretty young to be away from its mother and littermates; she really...

Dogs: DOG TREATMENT, pet health articles, dogs dogs
pet health articles, dogs dogs, wheel chairs: Hi Ali, I m sorry to hear about your dog s accident. Your veterinarian is the real expert who can advise you if your dog will remain paralyzed, of if there is hope for recovery. Not being able to eat of drink is the most immediate hurdle for your dog...

Dogs: Dog worms, heart worm, dog worms
heart worm, dog worms, two acres: Do you have her on heart worm medicine? It is expensive, but necessary in much of the country. The vet should have mentioned it. Many of the heart worm remedies control round worms too. Due to whip worms, I was forced to go to heartworm remedies that control...

Dogs: dogs penis is dripping blood, penis bleeding
penis bleeding: Hi Tina, Your dog is in need of a doctor, not an Internet helpline. I m sorry, but providing your pet with medical care when it s needed, is part of your responsibility of owning a pet. You should not delay in contacting your vet. If you are having...

Dogs: Female jelousy!, english staffy, loving dogs
english staffy, loving dogs, aggressive dogs: Hi sorry I was unavailable. What I would do is comfort your dog to make her feel better. Here are a few tips; Defensive Aggression Closely related to fear aggression is defensive aggression. The primary difference is the strategy adopted by the dog....

Dogs: Follow up to previous ? & answer, white willow bark, pepcid ac
white willow bark, pepcid ac, baby aspirin: Hi Lisa, I do have a web site for our store, it s at http://www.beastieboutique.com We also have an informational web site with more articles and information on food and supplements. It s at http://www.411-for-dogs.com. I appreciate your kind words...

Dogs: Giving a Chihuahua pain meds..., baby aspirin, vet office
baby aspirin, vet office, stomach irritation: Hi Kayla, Yes, baby aspirin is a decent product for temporary relief of minor pain. You can of course get Remadyl prescribed from your vet office but this is much more expensive. For just some relief from this minor pain, a small dose of the baby aspirin...

Dogs: Greedy dog or something wrong?, urinary track infections, old dog new tricks
urinary track infections, old dog new tricks, kitchen cupboards: Ruth,     couple of things: If she is drinking more this could be a sign of kidney or bladder problems and cockers do get urinary track infections. Other than that, I think she is doing less (due to her age) and focussing more on the food.   You can...

Dogs: Hairloss patch, allergic skin diseases, dr bronners
allergic skin diseases, dr bronners, dogs and cats: Hi Linda, Thank you for writing to me about your 2 year old female dog with hair loss. From your description, I would like to address the possibility that your precious dog may be suffering from allergies. It is possible that the food she is eating...

Dogs: hello please help, types of immunity, immune competence
types of immunity, immune competence, canine epilepsy: Immune competence is provided and maintained by two cellular systems which involve lymphocytes.  Lymphocytes are cells produced by the body s primary (bone marrow and thymus) and secondary (lymph nodes and spleen) lymphatic organs.  They are descendants of...

Dogs: interbred dogs, shelley davis, cancer increase
shelley davis, cancer increase, pure bred dogs: Dear Rick, For every heat a female goes through the chances for cancer increase dramatically. Addidtionally, for every puppy born, there is one less home for a dog on death row. I do not support breeding. Due to all the disasters that have happened recently...

Dogs: Jack Russell/Incontinence, jack russells, aggressive animals
jack russells, aggressive animals, ball toy: This is something you cannot control.. What must be done is to build her confidence. When she pees, you must ignore it completely and immediately stop the playing, petting, etc. BUT do not get mad or show any emotion at all. Distraction is the best for...

Dogs: My Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Harley~skin!, omega 3 fatty acids, systemic yeast infection
omega 3 fatty acids, systemic yeast infection, low fat diets: Hi Nancy, It sounds like you are having the problem with vets and low fat diets. Terriers need high fat diets. Their high energy causes them to use the fat in their food within hours of eating. To supply them with more energy, the fat is then drawn out...

Dogs: New Dog, picking a puppy
picking a puppy: Hi Mads, It s certainly possible to introduce a second dog into your family, but you didn t say if Hermione is known to enjoy the company of other dogs, not all dogs do. If Hermione has a history of not getting along with other dogs, then introducing another...

Dogs: A new dog or not?, husky puppy, jackrussell
husky puppy, jackrussell, absolute leader: Hello Molly I am sorry if you didn t get the answer to this follow up question. I did send you an answer. Both the Chihuahua and the Scotty can be instigators. Once they get the husky mad, it is only one bite to hurt the Chihuahua or give the Scotty a...

Dogs: Newfoundland Pup, newfoundland puppies, wits end
newfoundland puppies, wits end, dangerous situation: I think the best way to deal with this problem is to find a trainer that can come to your house,and has a lot of experience. Those type of trainers can come in and see how your dog is and then he/she can find a solution to curb this behavior before it becomes...

Dogs: PAIN MEDICATION FOR DOGS, pain medication for dogs, schwannoma tumor
pain medication for dogs, schwannoma tumor, 3 vets: Hi Jennifer, I m very sorry to hear about your dog. Because I m not a vet, I really can t advise you on your Tramadol or Codein question as it relates to intercranial pressure. There are veterinarians online who answer questions, you might get the...

Dogs: Pitbull Skin Irritations, wet paper towel, dark specks
wet paper towel, dark specks, colored insects: Hi there, Oatmeal shampoo can be helpful for some skin conditions, they re usually fairly mild and probably wouldn t be the cause of your dog s skin problem. If your dog is developing new bumps , and is looking worse than he did a few days ago even though...

Dogs: Pomeranian, swollen glands, emergency fees, swollen glands
emergency fees, swollen glands, kidney failure: Hi Klaudia, No, I m afraid there isn t a home remedy for your dog. You need to have him examined by your vet to find out what the problem is, so he can receive the correct treatment. You ve said he s not going to the bathroom, but you didn t say if he...

Dogs: poop in water bowl, water bowl, mastiff
water bowl, mastiff, poop: You need to take the pup outside on a leash, to the exact same area of lawn about 5x5 feet. Every time you take her out go to the exact same spot. Give praise and even a treat when she goes there. If you catch her going inside say no, and take her out to that...

Dogs: Potty training and dry skin in ears, flooring wood, wood flooring
flooring wood, wood flooring, step dad: Hi, Laminate flooring will be ruined if they urinate in the house, it will not be ruined from poop. Linoleum is better if they are peeing in the house. When you bring Oliver back in, put him in a crate. After you have finished what you need to do, let...

Dogs: Preventing reinfestation, heart worm, weeks answer
heart worm, weeks answer, two acres: Answer: Do you have her on heart worm medicine?  It is expensive, but necessary in much of the country.  The vet should have mentioned it.  Many of the heart worm remedies control round worms too.  Due to whip worms, I was forced to go to heartworm remedies...

Dogs: PUG BREEDING, congenital heart problems, congestive heart failure
congenital heart problems, congestive heart failure, congenital heart defects: Hi Mandy, I can t give you a percentage of how often heart failure is passed down. Most congenital heart defects have a hereditary basis, for that reason you should not be thinking of breeding your dog. The worst case scenario is not whether or not the...

Dogs: Puppy's Nose, shelley davis, death row
shelley davis, death row, puppy: Hi Meagan, Thanks for writing to me. Puppies that young are extremely fragile and this little boy MUST be taken to the vet immediately to see what is wrong. This could be a beginning sign of something that turns out to be fatal. Please have him seen....

Dogs: puppy question, puppies
puppies: Hi Catherine, It s all normal. Puppies are usually weaned at around 5 weeks of age. This is still much too early for them to be given away, though. During this stage of development, puppies learn basic behavioral patterns specific to dogs. While...

Dogs: my queensland heeler,...., poisonous reptiles, queensland heeler
poisonous reptiles, queensland heeler, pain killers: If she got bit in the mouth, she could have a bacterial infection or tooth problem. If this is the case, you need to get her to the vet. They will have to give her antibiotics and some pain meds to reduce the swelling. They will also need to take her temp...

Dogs: Running away, toy fox terrier, obedience class
toy fox terrier, obedience class, flat collar: Come needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4...

Dogs: my rat terrier, rat terrier, prescription medicine
rat terrier, prescription medicine, couple days: Yes you should take him to a vet to get him checked. He seems to be at an old age and this usually happens to elderly dogs because they can t control themselves. Take him to the vet and they will provide some Prescription medicine for them to heal you...

Dogs: regression in potty training a female cockapoo, baby gates, jan wilson
baby gates, jan wilson, safe room: You may have to crate her. Usually they won t foul a small crate. If you have to leave her more than 4-5 hours, You could leave the crate with the door open facing the doggy door. The shut the puppy in a safe room is a fallacy. Very few houses even...

Dogs: rottweiler., natural instinct, prong collar
natural instinct, prong collar, food bowl: Karthik, It sounds like this is just over food so far, if you don t get a handle on this now, it will be over everything. He does not respect you as the alpha. Do you make him sit before he eats? Do you eat first? Does he sit before he is allowed to go...

Dogs: rotweiler behaviour, aggressive dog
aggressive dog: Hi Kajal, At a year old, your dog is maturing, and this behavior may get worse without the right intervention. If he hasn t yet been neutered, he should be. Castrated dogs tend to be less aggressive both toward other dogs and also people. Just reading...

Dogs: RoundUp, nut case
nut case: Hello again If you have a problem with the info RoundUp is giving out to the public, you should take it up with them, and not me. I ve pointed out that I cautioned the author of the message about using lawn care products around her pet, what more do...

Dogs: sandy, pancreatitis
pancreatitis: Hi Sarah, I m sorry to hear that your dog is doing poorly. Yes, you should consider additional testing, as whatever the condition is, may be treatable. A dog with pancreas problems (you didn t say if it was pancreatitis) should receive a low fat diet....

Dogs: scar tissue, tumor biopsies, invisible fences
tumor biopsies, invisible fences, fascial layers: Hi Michelle, Thanks for your question. An injury or a repetitive motion such as this may cause a muscle to tighten up. When the muscle tightens up, swelling occurs which restricts the oxygen supply to the muscles and connective tissues. Scar tissue or...

Dogs: Shampoo, skin problem
skin problem: Hi Steve, Oatmeal shampoo can be helpful for some skin conditions, they re usually fairly mild and probably wouldn t be the cause of your dog s skin problem. If your dog is developing new bumps , and is looking worse than he did a few days ago even though...

Dogs: Steroids for Allergies, symptoms of steroid use, strong immune system
symptoms of steroid use, strong immune system, allergy shots: Hi Sharyn, Typically the steroid side effects will diminish over time. It all depends on the dog, the amount given and duration of the doses. Obviously as you found out there can be some serious conditions caused by the steroid use. He would have to...

Dogs: Sudden need to pee constantly, water consumption, urine sample
water consumption, urine sample, urinalysis: I reccomend you get her checked out just to be safe. Hopefully you ve already made an appointment with your veterinarian since the puppy is five months old. Collect a urine sample from your puppy to take in with you to have a urinalysis done. Catch the...

Dogs: temperature, degree celsius, warmth
degree celsius, warmth, many things: I would keep the room about 25 degree Celsius letting the mother supply any more warmth needed. Watch for panting and shivering and adjust the temperature if needed. If you are new to breeding, I would try to find some books on it to answer such questions....

Dogs: visiting dogs, cavalier king charles, nutritional questions
cavalier king charles, nutritional questions, proper nutrition: Hello, Many dogs will utilize limbs or twigs to either play with, clean teeth or whatever reason they may have to do so. I m not aware of any dog that had a problem stemming from doing this. Of course if the dog is actually digesting these twigs then...

Dogs: weaning, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, milk replacers: Hi Kathy, I m glad you are being very particular and careful. I would slowly wean until the 8 week mark and not abruptly remove the pups from their mom. Leaving their litter mates and mom is enough of a dramatic change for them without having them suddenly...

Dogs: white dog lazy ear, deaf dog
deaf dog: Hi Andrea, If your dog has hearing loss in one ear, but he s able to hear out of the other, you wouldn t be able to test for deafness at home, since a simple test would be to make a sound when your dog isn t facing you, and watch for the dog s reaction...

Dogs: worried about my dogs heart murmur, heart murmur
heart murmur: Hi Rebecca, The amount of exercise that your dog should have is based upon her individual situation. For most pets with heart problems, mild exercise is well tolerated. You can confirm this with your vet, but you probably should have your dog avoid strenuous...

Dogs: Yorkie won't eat after being sick, human meat, juicy steak
human meat, juicy steak, thick paste: Jane, There is stuff at the pet store called nutra vitamin or it sounds like that, it is in the medical isle. It is thick paste and you put it on the roof of their mouth. You may also try human meat baby food and put it in the side of her mouth with...

Dogs: my 12 week old -puppy, miniature schnauzer puppy, scruff of the neck
miniature schnauzer puppy, scruff of the neck, miniature schnauzer: It is most likely a case of not learning to inhibit her bite when she was younger, which most puppies are taught through interaction with their mother and littermates. What I do when a puppy bites me is to pinch its lip HARD as I stare it in the eyes and...

Dogs: 2 yr old Fixed female pug problems, walk in circles, feminine pads
walk in circles, feminine pads, water intake: Hi marie, It s good you are monitoring her eating and drinking. Make sure to let her out after eating playing or sleeping. Also when they are excited or sniff the floor or walk in circles around the door. When you see your dog go to the bathroom out side,...

Dogs: 2 yr old male st. bernard, st bernard, aggressive behavior
st bernard, aggressive behavior, out of the blue: Hi there, Your dog is doing something very common among dogs. I would think he would be protecting the child. What were the kids doing outside. Aggressive behavior with kids is the number 1 reason I can think of. Were the kids doing anything aggressive...

Dogs: 3MONTH OLD YORKIE, vets office, vomiting and diarrhea
vets office, vomiting and diarrhea, groomers: Hi Sabrina, She obviously ingested something that is causing the problem. You should ask your mom if she believes she ate or might have eaten something different than her normal food or treats. If she is having any blood in her stools or vomit, I would...

Dogs: 6 week old rotti pooing mucus, deworming, poops
deworming, poops, mucus: Hi Vicki, If your puppy is not acting lethargic it s probably not an emergency, but you still shouldn t wait a few days to see if your puppy s stools improve. It s impossible to guess at what the problem could be, because there could be several things...

Dogs: 8 month old Havanese/breeder trained on pee pads/now soiling in crate, havanese breeder, dry food
havanese breeder, dry food, poop: Jen, I hate that you are having this anxiety problem.  This is not a quick fix, and it may take awhile to fix it.   Before you do anything, contact the breeder and tell her that you are having some serious problems and are thinking of returning the dog unless...

Dogs: Adding a second pup, australian shep, second pup
australian shep, second pup, cesar milan: Hi Kyle, This is actually a behavior question and not a nutrition question in which is my specialty. I can however tell you what I know in this area and can offer a couple suggestions. I do this to try and help even though it s not my specialty so please...

Dogs: barking at other dogs while walking, bach flower remedies, unresolved grief
bach flower remedies, unresolved grief, loss and grief: Dear Bonita, Thank you for writing to me about your 10 yr old female shephard. It seems to me that your dog is experiencing unresolved grief about her deceased companion. There are some Bach Flower Remedies specifically meant to be given for loss and grief....

Dogs: best time for mating dogs, breeding
breeding: Hi Margaret, Male dogs can be bred at any age, possibly as young as 6 or 7 months of age if they show an interest. Female dogs on the other hand should not be bred before their second heat cycle, or after 6 years of age. If you are planning on breeding...

Dogs: biting dog, chow mix, professional trainer
chow mix, professional trainer, boarding kennel: Hi Sheri, Knowing that your dog has a history of biting means you shouldn t wait for a warning that she s about to bite, since you already know that you won t get one. You should always assume that your dog WILL bite. You need to do two things: ...

Dogs: Border Collie huge sudden behaviour change, border collie dog, border collie
border collie dog, border collie, running a fever: Hi Joanne, You ve said that you ve taken your dog to the vet twice, is that twice since you first noticed the behavior changes in your dog last Thursday? If your dog is running a fever and also shivering and panting excessively (signs that can mean...

Dogs: boston terrior peeing, boston terrior, indoor dog pen
boston terrior, indoor dog pen, containment area: Hi Sandra, It s possible your dog has a urinary tract infection which makes holding his urine uncomfortable. If your dog isn t neutered, it could also be a prostate problem. It wouldn t be a bad idea to have a vet examine him to rule out a medical problem...

Dogs: dew claw bleeding, dew claws
dew claws: Hi Trish, If your dog s dew claws are causing her such pain that she won t let you trim them, bandaging them might also be painful for her. It s best not to try to wrap them. Since your dog is small, if you had a person to help you, you could have your...

Dogs: doesnt eat her breakfast, salmon oil, dogs food
salmon oil, dogs food, balanced diet: Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your...

Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, physical ailment, preventative measures
physical ailment, preventative measures, strange behavior: There are a few things to consider here. First, since this behavior is fairly sudden, I would consult a veterinarian (or better, a veterinarian who has a specialty in behavior) just to rule out a physical ailment that may be causing her to act like this. As...

Dogs: Dog aggression between pets, dog on dog aggression, maltese terriers
dog on dog aggression, maltese terriers, maltese shih tzu: Hi Jo, There isn t a quick fix like giving your dog a pill. To train your dog out of his aggression means diligent, consistent, persistant work on your part. The short answer is that you aren t a strong enough pack leader , and your dogs have taken...

Dogs: dog behavior, seizures
seizures: Hello again, The fly-biting behavior can be a symptom of a seizure, and that is what I was referring to in my original answer. Seizure activity can be very dramatic but it can also be quite subtle. Seizure activity can range from the obvious falling...

Dogs: Dog howling before dying, tick borne disease, dogs howl
tick borne disease, dogs howl, hind quarters: Hello again, It s possible the earlier episode was related, or it may have been something unrelated. There are other things, such as back pain which would be painful enough to make a dog cry or howl, and also effect mobility of the back legs. Try not to...

Dogs: dog not interacting with us, professional dog trainer, wks
professional dog trainer, wks, vet: Hi there, I have never seen this before. What I suggest doing is to consult with a vet or professional dog trainer. Another thing you can do Is get a new dog to get your dog to become more active. Another thing you can do is keep your dog company. Also...

Dogs: dog itching, white worms, elizabethan collar
white worms, elizabethan collar, belly rub: Although a vet will provide your pet with the quickest, safest, and most effective relief, if you absolutely cannot consult a vet I would start by giving an oral broad spectrum dewormer. The first thing that cones to my mind is hookworms, although they usually...

Dogs: Dog's Nails, intermittent bleeding, cocker spaniel
intermittent bleeding, cocker spaniel, broken nail: An occasional broken toenail is not abnormal, particularly in a dog whose nails have never been cut, but what you are describing is not at all normal. Normal nails do not suddenly start breaking off one-by-one, particularly in the same way. It generally takes...

Dogs: dog not obedient, obedience classes, bitter apple
obedience classes, bitter apple, scruff of the neck: Dogs, by their nature, are pack animals, so they are much happier with companions than they are being alone. Some can be quite happy being the only dog in the house, but then WE are their pack members. However, young dogs like to... need to... play, and the...

Dogs: Dog scratching, long haired dachshund, oatmeal bath
long haired dachshund, oatmeal bath, salmon oil: Hi Sharon. To answer your question, it is possible that he picked up a bug or two. Fleas are everywhere and it is not unusual for a dog that is on Frontline to have a few fleas. The treatment should take care of that. The scratching may be from his food,...

Dogs: Dog Sleeping in Litter Box, rare occassions, litter box
rare occassions, litter box, month and a half: Hi Hannah, There is a short solution and a long one. The short one is just about immediate the long one will take a couple of months. Short solution: Take up the litter box, put a bed down and about a foot from the bed put down puppy pads. She should...

Dogs: Dogs, nancy ps, continuity
nancy ps, continuity, gum: Hi, The reason they are doing that is because they are dominating you. If you don t take charge that will continue and get worse. You must make the decision to be leader. It sounds like you know how to do that, if not get back with me and I will tell you....

Dogs: Dogs peeing on rugs, plot revenge, dining room table
plot revenge, dining room table, yorkie: Hi there, Dogs are smart. Your dog has learned that it can pee in the house when you are gone. It is just that simple. As for the person that suggests your dog gets mad about your leaving just isn t so. Dogs cannot plot revenge (peeing in the house) and...

Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, instinctive behaviors, pregnancy
Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, instinctive behaviors, pregnancy, toys

Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out
Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out

Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, racoon, coincidence
Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, racoon, coincidence, bump

Dogs: Flea irritation on 4 year old pitbull, health food stores, organic coconut oil
health food stores, organic coconut oil, chemical poisons: Hi Kate, You need to make sure what the sores are from. Do you know for sure that they are from the flea meds or something else? You can treat the sores with organic coconut oil or even a little neosporin if you have some of that in your medicine cabinet....

Dogs: foul smell help, soft tissue tumor, odor absorber
soft tissue tumor, odor absorber, vet office: Hi Dawn, Thanks for getting back to me with your vet s diagnosis. Cell growth is called Mitosis , so (as far as I know) describing a growth as being mitosis tissue tumor, means a soft tissue tumor. Did your vet tell you whether the tumor was benign...

Dogs: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies, dogs ears: Hello again Allan, It s good you were able to see your puppy s parents. Females are usually smaller than males. Thank you for getting back to me with your puppy s food. Diet probably isn t the culprit in your puppy s feces eating. Be sure to keep your...

Dogs: great dane 8 months - hair loss, pet angel, straight pin
pet angel, straight pin, balanced diet: Is the hair she is shedding very fine and wavy and the places it is coming out still covered with hair? If so, it is the seasonal shed dogs do. The best thing is to brush her. I have tried several different types of brushes. What I like best is a pin...

Dogs: heat cycle behaviors, signs of depression, fatal infections
signs of depression, fatal infections, heat cycle: Being in heat is quite disruptive to a females behavior. Yes, they urinate more. It may be a matter of wanting out and leaving a mark for males. Increased appetite and less playful isn t common, but I wouldn t worry about it. The second and third weeks...

Dogs: Heat cycles in older dogs, nancy ps, heat cycles
nancy ps, heat cycles, heat cycle: Rolanda, This is the first time anyone has asked me this question and I have to admit I never studied the answer, however, my own personal experience with dogs that I have raised, is that they still go into heat up until 12 and 13 years old. That is what...

Dogs: housetraining/crate, side time, whelping box
side time, whelping box, cockapoo: That is a problem I have never had, or seen much discussion of by sources I have confidence in. I am sure as you have struggled with it you have found advice that dogs don t do that. Your puppy must not have read those books. Has he done is since you had...

Dogs: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/2011/4/dog-brith.htm, allexperts, copyright service
allexperts, copyright service, copyright infringement: Hello again, Have the site administrator remove the page, if you want to. It s no skin off my teeth. Section 107 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code) contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be...

Dogs: injury to my yorkie-poo, health food store, yorkie poo
health food store, yorkie poo, shelley davis: Hi Bobbie, Thank you for writing to me about your yorkie-poo s injury. Your dog is in a lot of pain and without knowing what the nature of the injury is along her spine, it is imperative that you speak with your vet tonight! I know it s difficult to bother...

Dogs: itching and thin hair on a yorkie, omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil capsules
omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil capsules, purina one: the fish oil pill is perfect. If it was demodatic mange is usually starts around the eyes, it could be scarcoptic. Since this is serious, you may want to have a vet do a scraping. If it is mange you will need a special type of medicine to help her. I am...

Dogs: Jack Russell terriorist, puppy stage, obedience class
puppy stage, obedience class, natural instincts: This will be difficult. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and...

Dogs: Labrador, lyme disease, rear leg
lyme disease, rear leg, lameness: Moving lameness is a prime symptom of Lyme Disease. Some dogs don t eat well when they are left behind by their owners... and this could also be a symptom of something else gone awry. The eye can also be a couple different things. http://www.familyvet.com/Dogs/Eyes.html...

Dogs: leg injury, vet visit, leg injury
vet visit, leg injury, scab: I would call the vet in the morning if it is still bothering her. For now some plain old aspirin might help. Not acetaminphen or other newer stuff. You can give her 5 mg per pound of body weight, the 81 mg stuff I take would be right for a 20 pound dog....

Dogs: Loss of bowel control, 10yo great dane female, fecal incontinence
fecal incontinence: Hi Paul, You didn t say if you ve had your dog examined by a vet recently or not. Your dog may have some form of nerve damage, given the fact she s also dragging a leg. An exam will rule out an underlying cause for her fecal incontinence. There are...

Dogs: milk supply, goats milk, calcium supplement
goats milk, calcium supplement, milk flow: Hi Wendy, The pituitary gland is what gives milk flow. It is a touchy gland and many things set it to go one or the other. You can contact your vet to see if the shot that they give after birth would help her. It sometimes stimulates milk production,...

Dogs: nerve spindle sheath tumor, vet treatments, premium pet foods
vet treatments, premium pet foods, holistic vet: Hi Pauline, Sorry to hear your guy has to go through something like this. Your questions are very valid and I understand your position and concern. However, this really is a question for your vet to answer. If you are not getting the answers you need from...

Dogs: nervous new dog., odd accidents, emotional baggage
odd accidents, emotional baggage, dachshund: Hi Meena, As an adult and not a puppy, your new dog may have some emotional baggage and habits that may or may not be able to be totally fixed. If you ve only had him in your home for a few days, you need to allow him time to adjust to your home and...

Dogs: My New Dog!!, mixed breed dog
mixed breed dog: Hi Kathy, Congratulations on getting a dog! From your description of sagging cheeks and the over shot jaw, it sounds like it s that s the Boxer in her. They have hanging jowls and their lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw in an underbite as you...

Dogs: my new pup, pup, best time
pup, best time, puppy: Hi there, At 8 weeks old it is probably a good time to give your puppy the shot. Most people think you have to wait before giving the shot, but most vets will allow your dog to get all his shots around 8-10 weeks of age.  Have a great day, Ben...

Dogs: New puppy terrified of our 10 month-old Lab, chain link fence, dane puppy
chain link fence, dane puppy, two dogs: I guess give her more time. We have frequently mixed ages of puppies and it has always gone well, although at times we do have to step in and settle things. What is her history? Did she stay with her mother and litter to at least 6 weeks? That is important....

Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out, battle of wits, privacy fence
battle of wits, privacy fence, border collie: It is not uncommon for old dogs to have trouble with change in their lives, particularly when they have only known/experienced certain things their entire lives. Since her issues started at night, I am wondering if she might not have an eye issue going...

Dogs: Older Dogs, throwing up bile, pepcid ac
throwing up bile, pepcid ac, parasite infestation: Hi Jeanette, You didn t say if your dog has been throwing up bile at a particular time of day (such as first thing in the morning), how long the bouts diarrhea has been going on and how often, what you ve already tried, or if she s acting normal otherwise....

Dogs: older rescue dog, barks and cant potty train, indoor dog pen, dog barks
indoor dog pen, dog barks, admited: Hi Crista, Dachshunds are notoriously hard to house train under the best of circumstances. Penny didn t have a great start, so she has that against her, but it s possible with constant supervision that things could improve. Have you tried keeping Penny...

Dogs: pain, baby aspirin, buffered aspirin
baby aspirin, buffered aspirin, tylenol products: Hi Tiffannie, Dogs are pretty stoic about showing pain, so if your dog is whining and limping, it means she s in pain. Your dog may well have a broken bone, or torn ligament after jumping from of your car s window. There isn t a way to guess about this,...

Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, small changes, wks
small changes, wks, pant: This sounds like this is some type of anxiety,and being a rescue dog you do not know if he has had something happen in his past that might have triggered something like this. Sometimes even very small changes can cause a dog to have anxiety,such as a change...

Dogs: paw wound, fox tail, oral antibiotics
fox tail, oral antibiotics, elizabethan collar: Since it appears that the wound moved , it may well be that the foxtail had already found its way out. Personally, I would put antibiotic ointment on the wound and possibly a sock on his foot to keep it clean and an Elizabethan collar on his head to keep...

Dogs: Peeing in the house at age 6yrs., long haired dachshund, bladder stones
long haired dachshund, bladder stones, bladder infection: Neutering often works on a youngster who hasn t started lifting his leg yet as they generally just continue to squat to urinate, unless they are a very dominant dog. A 6-year-old who is already a habitual marker? Ummm... unlikely to work, I think. Most...

Dogs: My pitbull, emergency vet, blue pit
emergency vet, blue pit, mastitis: Hi Melissa, This question is for a vet to answer and is out of my expertise. Instead of rejecting your question, I wanted to write to you about what I found in a quick research. So please do not rate my response on this site if I don t have the exact answer...

Dogs: Possible dog food allergy?, l carnitine, food allergy
l carnitine, food allergy, dog foods: Hello, Dogs can sure develop all kinds of little things on their skin. It s hard to say what it can be as there are so many. It can be normal pimple type growths to seasonal allergies, contact allergies, flea allergies and of course food allergies. Seasonal...

Dogs: Potty training, peeing in crate
peeing in crate: Hi Anna, I m not sure what you mean by when its late and the alarm is on , or that has anything to do with your dog s crate soiling issue. Don t let your puppy eat or drink after 9pm, and take her outside right before you go to bed. Give her the time...

Dogs: potty training when he was crate trained, large breed dogs, frequent accidents
large breed dogs, frequent accidents, crate training: I am not sure some people would call what I am doing crate Training or not. Yes I have a crate, and any time I can t watch the puppy, it is in it. However, when I am around, the puppy is out of the crate and where I can watch it. This is one of the most...

Dogs: Powder for a Healthy coat, german spitz dog, powerful medicine
german spitz dog, powerful medicine, internal organs: Hi Erick, I don t know of any kind of powder that would accomplish a healthy skin and coat of a dog. This is typically established through a proper balanced diet and supplements. Premium grain free foods, plenty of high moisture meats, fish oils, enzymes...

Dogs: pregnancy, shelley davis, cancer rise
shelley davis, cancer rise, unwanted pregnancy: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for writing to me about your recently neutered dog. After neutering, active sperm can remain in the male tract for as long as a month. This fluctuates with individual dogs. It is quite possible that your female has been impregnated....

Dogs: Pulling out hair, pulling out hair, fleas
pulling out hair, fleas, nice day: Brianna, Dogs mostly pull out hair because of itching from fleas or allergies. Sometimes dogs are just shedding because it s summer. To prevent this I would take your dog to the vet to see what he is allergic to, or if he has fleas.  when they find what...

Dogs: Puppies found one of my pills on the floor, Poisoning
Poisoning: Hi Dyane, The rules for the AllExperts site allows up to three days for us to reply to the messages that are submitted. That is entirely too long to wait when there is an emergency, which is what you re having. If your veterinarian isn t available,...

Dogs: puppy, dogs and puppies, intestinal parasites
dogs and puppies, intestinal parasites, puppy food: Hi Lanette, Some dogs and puppies eat grass just because they like it, so it s hard to say if the grass eating is the cause of your puppy s problem. Many times puppies have intestinal parasites, which leads to stomach upset/vomiting, and weight loss....

Dogs: Puppy food, puppy food
puppy food: Hi Sam, Congratulations on getting a puppy! Taste of the Wild is an excellent super-premium dog food. My own personal preference is to feed a dog a food made from the more standard meat sources: Chicken, Beef, and Turkey, and leave the exotic protein...

Dogs: puppy hunting and eating, staffordshire bull terrier, quality pet food
staffordshire bull terrier, quality pet food, puppy food: Michelle, hi, Put her on some Pet tabs with MINERALS. The minerals are important... Hopefully this will help with the eating. Give her a high quality pet food like Blue or Bill Jack or Eukanuba puppy food. I like the Eukanuba for pups then switch to...

Dogs: Rash on genitals, gold bond medicated powder, grass fertilizer
gold bond medicated powder, grass fertilizer, rash on genitals: Hi Greg, This is a hard question to answer since any kind of descriptions are subjective. So let me give you possibilities. Also, I would not think this needs emergency treatment unless you see a severe increase in this rash before Monday. One possibility...

Dogs: Rash on puppy's belly, flea shampoo, chihuhua
flea shampoo, chihuhua, hind legs: Hi Kristen, Kiwi sounds like a terrific little girl and has a very caring mother. I’ll give you my thoughts on this and you can judge for yourself where to go from there. Dogs can develop a flea allergy that can cause this rash. Even though she didn’t...

Dogs: rat terrier pooping problem, high fiber diet, anal glands
high fiber diet, anal glands, vet hospital: Never make a quick change. Introduce it slowly. Mix it with her regular food. royal Canin is a good food, the rice may just be helping to bind her. Have you ever had her anal glands expressed? She could have a build up in there, too. Still take a...

Dogs: Rolling in feces & eating them?, rolling in poo
rolling in poo: Hi Katrina, Rolling in feces,is really very common. Some think it s due to a dog’s ancient instinct to mask his scent, which would then enable the animal to sneak up on their prey without detection. Even if your dog does not hunt, he may not like the...

Dogs: My Schkipperkee's gums, swollen bleeding gums
swollen bleeding gums: Hi there, It s great you re taking care of your dog s teeth, but just like people, dogs sometimes require more dental care than daily cleanings. Even though your dog doesn t have bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. Cleansing...

Dogs: Schnauzer with several issues, pig noises, rabbit water
pig noises, rabbit water, water dish: As I am not a veterinarian, I won t be much help, but the first thing I would do would be to add a fair amount of water to his dog food so that you know he is getting some fluid into his system with each feeding. If the actual water turns him off, let it soak...

Dogs: Sibling Fighting???, dominace issues
dominace issues: Hi Kim, A big part of your problem may be that none of the adult male dogs are neutered. It s a step in the right direction that you ve made plans to have this done. Along with neutering the dogs, you should respect the dominance order that the dogs...

Dogs: soil contamination, pool supply stores, soil contamination
pool supply stores, soil contamination, garden rake: Hi Dawn, Diatomaceous Earth does indeed kill whipworms. Be sure to only buy food grade DE, NOT the kind soild at pool supply stores. Sprinkle DE over the lawn. Wear a pair of rubber gloves and a dust mask, even though DE is not toxic it can cause throat,...

Dogs: sting, calcium gluconate, ammonia water
calcium gluconate, ammonia water, scorpion stings: Hi Natalie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog that likely got stung by a bug of some kind in the grass. Immediately give her some baby benedryl!!!! You can also give her some vitamin C but the benedryl will help with the allergic reaction. ...

Dogs: Timid puppy, rescue puppy, separation anxiety
rescue puppy, separation anxiety, tug of war: This is a tough problem and I can understand why somebody else passed on it. How much did you expose her to when you first had her? Due to the dangers of disease, some advise keeping a young puppy in. Doing so will create just the problems you are having....

Dogs: Training, dry food, poop
dry food, poop, whole time: Jen, I hate that you are having this anxiety problem. This is not a quick fix, and it may take awhile to fix it. Before you do anything, contact the breeder and tell her that you are having some serious problems and are thinking of returning the dog unless...

Dogs: Tremor in 3 year old chipin, seizures
seizures: Hi Brenda, It sounds like your dog had a seizure, not a tremor . No one knows what it is that determines when a dog will have seizures. The only thing we can predict about seizure disorders, is that it s unpredictable. Some dogs appear to have seizures...

Dogs: trouble housebreaking puppy raised on farm, house training
house training: Hi Sharon, It s very unrealistic to expect your dog to be trained in just three weeks when you re not supervising her as she needs to be. Every time she goes in the house it s a setback. The good thing is, because your dog isn t a small puppy she has...

Dogs: Uncontrollable Urination, shelley davis, uncontrollable urination
shelley davis, uncontrollable urination, medical expert: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing back to me. If this was my dog, I would see a canine urologist for further exploration of the situation but only after trying the protocols that I wrote to you about earlier. If one or more of them work, then the problem...

Dogs: Uncontrollable Urination, poodle girl, spayed dogs
poodle girl, spayed dogs, toy poodle: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your toy poodle. There is a missing piece odf information that I would like to know...when was she spayed? Was she recently spayed and then the peeing started or was she spayed as a puppy and after 6 years...

Dogs: vomiting, cat poop, withholding food
cat poop, withholding food, rotten food: Josie, In this case I would go ahed and try giving her food since she has not vomited for a while, but if she vomits it up I would hold off and call your vet. What ever she ate could be poisons to her and they can run special test or prescribe medicine....

Dogs: whelping problems, lost litter
lost litter: Hi Melissa, I m very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog s litter, and sympathize so much with the tragedy. First, you didn t say when your dog gave birth to her stillborn litter. It is normal for the mother to run a low fever for about two days...

Dogs: yellow pipmle like bumps, pimples
pimples: Hi Adam, If your dog had fleas, you would see him scratching. If these little bumps are in his hair, not on his skin, it could be some type of bug egg or larvae. Nobody can diagnose your dog online, not even a doctor. If your are concerned, you need to...

Dogs: 2 of my dogs ate goose down feathers from pillow., goose down pillow, male pitbull
goose down pillow, male pitbull, hydrogen peroxide: He Bryan, A dog, coyote or wolf in the wild will eat the feathers of their prey without problems. However, your feathers in your pillow maybe bleached or treated with something to clean them and prepare them for use in your pillows. It s really going...

Dogs: 8 year old daushcund peeing in house, puppy housebreaking, submissive wetter
puppy housebreaking, submissive wetter, dauschand: Hi Laura, Thank you for writing to me about your Doxie s new housebreaking issues. The first thing to do is have your dog checked for a bladder infection. If she has an infection, she can t help needing to go all the time. It s essential that all pee...

Dogs: Adult Dachshund pooping in crate, odor neutralizer, pop quizzes
odor neutralizer, pop quizzes, favorite toys: Hi Sada, Your dog s current problem of pooping in his crate sounds like it s connected to the arrival of your child (Congratulations on that!) Any big change in a dog s daily routine (or even jealously) can cause this sort of situation. Be sure to...

Dogs: ask for kind and trainning of dogs, kinds of dogs, proper diet
kinds of dogs, proper diet, all kinds of dogs: Hello, If I were you, I would go to your local humane society. They have all kinds of dogs both big and small who very much need a good home. They would be able to help you pick out the right dog for you and your daughter. Part of picking out the right...

Dogs: Beagle Exercise, growth plates, bone growth
growth plates, bone growth, beagles: Hi Rose, At 8 months of age your dog may look grown up, but her bone growth plates are still growing. For this reason, you shouldn t jog with him yet. Between a year and 18 months, he should be done growing, ask your vet when he/she thinks it s safe....

Dogs: BLOODHOUND PUP, pup, gag
pup, gag, fur: Cindy, It sounds to me like he is adjusting to you. He is a little scared and so he is a bit defensive. Also, he is probably playing too rough as well. Get some treats and start teaching him to sit, to stay and down. Also teach him to walk on a leash....

Dogs: Boiled Eggs, hard boiled eggs, doberman puppy
hard boiled eggs, doberman puppy, canned sardines: His Sid, Thanks for the good feedback. Yes, the raw meat we feed our dogs and cats comes from chicken, rabbit, lamb and turkey. We now use commercial raw meats that were made for dogs. This meat is ground up with bones and organ meat for a balanced diet....

Dogs: Breathing problems, congestive heart failure, dry cough
congestive heart failure, dry cough, nasal passages: Hi Claire, I wish I could help you, but there really no way to guess at what your dog s problem might be. The problem may indeed be laryngeal paralysis, but it could also be many things, ranging from an obstruction in the nasal passages, bronchitis,...

Dogs: Change in Behavior since knee replacement., border collie mix, knee replacement surgery
border collie mix, knee replacement surgery, obedience school: Hi Terry, It s entirely possible that she has a fear of your cane, but you might never be able to pin point the actual source of her problem. Whatever the reason for her behavioral change, you should take serious steps on reestablishing your position...

Dogs: chihuahua whats wrong?, male puppy, female chihuahua
male puppy, female chihuahua, pyometra: Apparently no harm was done since she is still alive and appears to not have had any reactions. However, antibiotics must be given for the entire required length of time in order to completely eliminate all bacteria, so please tell your veterinarian about...

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Dogs: CRATE POOP, male rottweiler, obedience class
male rottweiler, obedience class, vet visit: I have delayed answering this because I find such questions difficult. I have never the problem and don t have successful experience correcting it. Nor do I find much elsewhere. Nobody has all the answers, and this problem is often not even addressed. ...

Dogs: Crate Poop, male rottweiler, poop question
male rottweiler, poop question, quality diet: Nature s Variety Instinct would be their grain-free foods, not their Prairie ; those foods contain 3-5 grains, depending on one s definition of a grain. Their Instinct foods actually sound quite good. I don t know that I would put the puppy into a...

Dogs: crazy chiweenies, chiweenie, obsessive compulsive disorder
chiweenie, obsessive compulsive disorder, anal glands: Hi Tim, Thank you for writing to me about your Chiweenie. I m assuming that since you ve had him for two years that things have gotten worse over time. Have you neutered the little guy? Sometimes this helps with behavorial issues. It takes about 6 weeks...

Dogs: Dashound sinus problems, sinus problem, sinus problems
sinus problem, sinus problems, sinus infection: Hi Cecil, Lots of air borne type allergies are present this summer and a lot of dogs tend to suffer more and more from this type of allergy. You can try a little Benadryl and see if that relieves her symptoms. I would start with 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon. If...

Dogs: Deep Wound of Lab, herbal aerosol spray, treatment of lyme disease
herbal aerosol spray, treatment of lyme disease, immune system disorders: Hi There, Traxol (Ceftriaxone sodium) is an antibiotic, but it s veterinary usage is very limited. I know it s used in the treatment of Lyme Disease, I don t think it s an effective medication for the kind of wound your dog has. It may not be helping...

Dogs: disabled pet, rope and pulley, pulley system
rope and pulley, pulley system, physical capabilities: Hi Bob, Using a sling could be helpful in getting the dog to his feet. A sling can be made from any long piece of fabric, such as a beach towel, or it can be bought. These are the kind of slings that might be helpful: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8082...

Dogs: doberman, proin for dogs, bladder infection
proin for dogs, bladder infection, answer time: This could still be the beginning of a bladder infection, so I would have that checked out for sure, although it certainly does sound more like incontinence than an infection. Then you could talk to your vet about putting her on meds if he/she thinks that...

Dogs: dog, heart worms, ear mites
heart worms, ear mites, healthcard: Hi Bryan, The coughing can mean a heart condition, or possibly heart worms. There is no way to guess at what the problem is, which is why your dog needs to see a doctor. The ear scratching could be an ear infection, allergies, or ear-mites (which...

Dogs: my dog, annoying problem, ten seconds
annoying problem, ten seconds, two hands: The best to stop this annoying problem is to have the person put one or two hands on the dog s chest(depending on the size of the dog)if it s a very tiny dog backing up will work better,and have the person say off; loudly and firmly and as soon as the dog...

Dogs: dog canit jump onto furniture/bed, animal chiropractor, bed furniture
animal chiropractor, bed furniture, furniture bed: Instead of your regular GP veterinarian, I would recommend you take your dog to an animal chiropractor. http://www.avcadoctors.com/avcadus.htm Most GPs just don t have the skill needed to find out where a dog is hurting, except by X-rays, and not everything...

Dogs: dog compatibility, smooth fox terriers, fox terriers
smooth fox terriers, fox terriers, compatibility question: Hi, yes it will help the situation if the Westie is older. Pound for pound the JR is stronger, so this gives the Westie a little growing time to handle the strength of the JR. Also, it puts the JR at a disadvantage a bit coming into a house where there...

Dogs: Dog Question, kidney infection, fishy smell
kidney infection, fishy smell, mortem examination: The only way to determine exactly what happened to your dog would have been a necropsy... a post-mortem examination. Anything now would be merely a guess or an opinion. I ve dealt with a lot of anal glands over the years as a groomer and dog owner. I have...

Dogs: Dogs ate goose down pillow feathers., goose down pillow, male pitbull
goose down pillow, male pitbull, female rottweiler: Hi Bryan, I think you should bother your vet before morning. If your dog had eaten one or two feathers I would say not to worry but when I read that a bunch was ingested I m concerned. The phone number you typed in didn t show up so I can t call...

Dogs: Dogs peeing and pooping in house, chihauhas, mini dachshunds
chihauhas, mini dachshunds, obedience class: As old as they are, fixing the problem will be tough. Neutering is an essential first step. This is all about leadership and nothing to do with housebreaking. Next step is obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

Dogs: eating, meal snacks, tooth decay
meal snacks, tooth decay, gum disease: Hi Geneva, Has it been warm (or hot) where you live? Like people, dogs don t always eat as much if it s hot outside. Has the dog that isn t eating been picky about food in the past? It could be that he/she is waiting for you to feed him something...

Dogs: eccesive eating, high metabolism, science diet
high metabolism, science diet, beneful: Jackie, I m glad to hear you are feeding a healthy balanced diet. If she is eating a healthy diet and has been checked thoroughly by a vet, then the last thing left is a behavioral issue. This should be especially true if she is over weight. That...

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Dogs: Lack of appetite, suggestion
Dogs: Lack of appetite, suggestion

Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls, sore teeth
Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls, sore teeth

Dogs: Feeding and Walking, rescue dogs, lavish praise
rescue dogs, lavish praise, dandi: While it is minutes for young young puppies it is much longer for adults and varies. After a half hour, watch her for any signs, going to the door or withdrawing to an unused room. Also sniffing and circling. Immediately take her out. Go with her and lavish...

Dogs: a female on heat, female dogs in heat, dogs in heat
female dogs in heat, dogs in heat, male dogs: Hi Susanne, The time when a female dog can become pregnant is usually about 12 days after the bleeding starts, when the bleeding will have slowed and thinned to a pink color. Notice I say usually , and about ! The exact times can t be predicted, and...

Dogs: golden retriever spells, seizures
seizures: Hi Zach, It sounds as though your dog is having seizures. If they re 3-5 minutes in duration, that s quite long, and might be considered to be dangerous. You should not delay in having your dog examined by a vet. Not treating a dog for seizures, can lead...

Dogs: golden retrievert care, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training
gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training, peter j vollmer: That may be too much for an All Experts amswer. You need a book. Super Puppy, by Peter J. Vollmer, 1988 HELP, MtSuper Puppy, by Peter J. Vollmer, 1988 HELP, Mt dog Has an Attitude, by Gwen Bohnenkamp, 1994 Owners Guide Better Behavior in Dogs...

Dogs: Health, great pyranese, true thanks
great pyranese, true thanks, summer heat: Dogs find the heat stressful. I think limiting the time outside in the heat would be better for the dog. The worst of the summer heat seems to be over here but our one Lab followed about the same patterns of being in and out in it as in cooler weather. ...

Dogs: housebreaking, yorkie puppy, wooden stairs
yorkie puppy, wooden stairs, housebreaking: You may just have to pay more attention to him. I often tell people to watch the puppy, not the clock. It needs to go out the first thing in the morning, after eating, drinking, and sleeping. If it quits playing, and starts running around sniffing, it is...

Dogs: Jack Russell, strange surroundings, time and patience
strange surroundings, time and patience, midsize dogs: Hi Dave, You are correct in containing Angel to kitchen, until she can once again be trusted not to soil in the house. Angel was quite stressed by being in strange surroundings. You didn t say how long ago this happened. Spend plenty of one on one...

Dogs: Lab ate Rat Poison, hydrogen peroxide, rat poison
hydrogen peroxide, rat poison, wax block: Hi Annie, Anytime you have a medical emergency, waiting for an answer from anybody online is the WRONG thing to do. Calling your vet s office immediately is what you need to do, as a delay in answering your message can mean unnecessary pain and suffering,...

Dogs: Lab female problem, large breed dogs, hip dysplasia
large breed dogs, hip dysplasia, pic lab: You can tell much more feeling the ribs than looking at a picture. She looks good to me. You can see pictures of healthy guide dogs at http://www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au/image/tid/20 Also see http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=resources_pets_vettips_obesityhealth...

Dogs: labrador 5 months, wire grid, toilet training
wire grid, toilet training, pin cushion: Some of those questions I an give good answer to and some not 1 Five minutes a day brushing it will keep it in good shape. Use a soft bristled brush usually, switching to a pin cushion brush when shedding is th worst. 2 It should be eating an adult...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, bland diet for dogs, vitamin and mineral supplements
bland diet for dogs, vitamin and mineral supplements, lack of appetite: As a strong advocate of assuring a dog s long term health by ensuring a complete and balanced diet, I was temped to pass on your question. After all, much of the human food people feed their dogs is too high in fat and eventually causes pancreatitus. At...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, cup cottage cheese, satin balls
cup cottage cheese, satin balls, lack of appetite: Hi Lisa, You didn t say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not to treat your dog, because of it s age. If your vet found a medical condition, then your dog should receive treatment, no matter her age. If your...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, cup cottage cheese, satin balls
cup cottage cheese, satin balls, lack of appetite: Hi Lisa, You didn t say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not to treat your dog, because of it s age. If your vet found a medical condition, then your dog should receive treatment, no matter her age. If your...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls recipe, primal pet foods
satin balls recipe, primal pet foods, raw dog food: Have you tried the frozen raw diets? Nature s Variety, Primal Pet Foods, PAW NATURAW distinct by instinct, Barf Diet Frozen Raw Dog Food are just a handful of what is available out there. Do an internet search for frozen raw dog food . Some people make...

Dogs: Min Pin Puppy potty training, closet shelving, puppy potty training
closet shelving, puppy potty training, wire grid: It would be better if you could work out a way to give her a mid day break. If you can t make it back for lunch, maybe a neighbor or a professional dog walker. They also need their third meal of the day at that age. Much of housebreaking is not training...

Dogs: Need Advice please, rhodesian ridge back, rapid weight loss
rhodesian ridge back, rapid weight loss, dry dog food: Diana, The Purina Dog Chow falls into the category of commercial dog foods with bad ingredients. Here is a list of their ingredients. Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten...

Dogs: neutered male, false pregnancy, breeder friends
false pregnancy, breeder friends, last heat: Hi, Several possibilities, It is possible something was missed and there was a testicle up in the abdomen and it could be active. However, I would say that she is having a false pregnancy and that since your male was neutered late in life, he remembers...

Dogs: getting a new dog, persian cats, small apartment
persian cats, small apartment, persian cat: Foud, you have answered your own question, you didn t have time to do what you needed to do. How will you manage even a small dog if you don t have time to walk it? They need to be taken out 5-6 times a day when they are learning to house break. Also,...

Dogs: new home new dog, obedience school, pet friend
obedience school, pet friend, german shepherd: Hi Livie, I think you should get a male shepherd. I think they make better pets than the females who tend to be more nervous. the best way to train is to be consistent and always be the boss. If you tell the dog to do something (and he knows what you mean)...

Dogs: post natal aggression toward the pups, surrogate mom, strict supervision
surrogate mom, strict supervision, little growl: Hi Jacqui, Thanks for writing to me about your JR and her pups. From what you describe, I would take the pups away from the mother and just put them back for feeding under strict supervision. Let them cuddle with her and when she starts to flip out, take...

Dogs: my puppy is allergic to grass, virgin coconut oil, organic coconut oil
virgin coconut oil, organic coconut oil, boxer mix: Hello, If he is only 6 weeks old, he may be still very sensitive to the grass and/or other vegetation where he is playing. Maybe he shouldn t be out in this stuff yet. If the vets thought that the grass was causing it and gave him shots and medication,...

Dogs: Puppy Throwing Up, beagle puppy, fish products
beagle puppy, fish products, ground turkey: Rose, I switched from commercial foods many years ago after it almost killed one of my dogs. These commercial foods from Purina, Science Diet, Iams, Beneful, Atta Boy, Old Roy just to name a few are full of bad ingredients that are destroying our dogs health....

Dogs: Puppy throwing up, hurricane irene, shelley davis
hurricane irene, shelley davis, beagle puppy: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. I would have responded sooner but Hurricane Irene knocked out all the power and it s just back up. A puppy throwing up is serious. The pup can become dehyrdrated and it s also not normal. Puppies eat everything in sight...

Dogs: Questions re breeds, wolf hybrids, border collies
wolf hybrids, border collies, standard poodle: Hi Geoff, Yes Border Collies are very intelligent. Wolf Hybrids seem to be smarter, but not as intelligent as border collies. If you want a dog with your specifications, I know one that has all of them. Don t think I am crazy, but the Standard Poodle,...

Dogs: rahul, herding dogs, kithcen
herding dogs, kithcen, family pets: I like the Golden Retrievers as family pets. Perhaps I am making the mistake of judging the whole breed by my friends dog. But I see others too. They love attention, and are sturdy enough and good natured to tolerate almost anything. The Australian Shepherds...

Dogs: Rash and Fur loss, silky coat, hind legs
silky coat, hind legs, fleas: So sorry to hear about your dog! My first suggestion is to try to convince your parents to take her to the vet. Sudden skin issues like this can be caused by all sorts of things, and a vet will be able to solve the problem much quicker than you probably can....

Dogs: red swollen eyes, eye lids, sterile saline
eye lids, sterile saline, allergy problem: Hi Candy, Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. The main symptoms of Conjunctivitis (also called Pink Eye) in dogs is red eyes that can be swollen, with discharge. Foreign objects in the eye can cause irritation that looks like the symptoms of Conjunctivitis,...

Dogs: Rescued Litter of Rottweiler Pups, tail banding
tail banding: Hi Amanda, I would use the Neosporin and the antiseptic powder. If you ve ever used iodine on one of your own wounds, you d know it can sting. When the tails fall off (usually at 3-5 days) generously apply the Neosporin and antiseptic powder. The...

Dogs: running, puppy jogging
puppy jogging: Hi John, At 5 months old, your puppy is too young to be taken for jogs. Over exercising your puppy s young body can lead to skeletal/joint problems later in life. At your puppy s age, she should be walked, not taken for runs. Walk your puppy until...

Dogs: Schnauzer and Cat, best of friends, schnauzer
best of friends, schnauzer, mother in law: The best way for a dog to get used to any pet is to get a blanket and rub it over the cat-and let the dog get used to the smell ect And for a few days gate the dog off in one room,so that the cat doesn t get too stressed.In a lot of cases they will be curious...

Dogs: Senior Dog Potty Problems, vet check, check ups
vet check, check ups, sanitary pad: Hi Genie, You ve said your dog has had regular vet check-ups, but have you taken him to the vet since this problem of soiling in your home has started? Your dog may have a urinary tract infection which is making holding his urine uncomfortable. It is...

Dogs: Shaving a Newfoundland, bald patches, advic
bald patches, advic, newfies: Hi Paula, Shaving a coat such as a Newfies is risky. The fact that her coat grow back normal for the past 3 years is great, however in time you will see that the coat will be affected by shaving. I can suggest a supplement for skin and coat that may help....

Dogs: sleep, veterinary acupuncturist, wobblers disease
veterinary acupuncturist, wobblers disease, water dishes: Hi Duke, You didn t say if you re giving your dog any medications to help reduce the inflammation and swelling of the Wobblers Disease. If you aren t, that s definitely something you should discuss with your vet. Corticosteroids like prednisone can help...

Dogs: Spaying a senior basset hound, chest x ray, shelley davis
chest x ray, shelley davis, vitamins minerals: Hi Bob, Thank you for writing to me about your newly adopted Basset Hound and bless your heart for taking in a senior. They are not as easily adoptable as a puppy but thankfully you don t have to go through all the hard work - you already know that you...

Dogs: Sudden aggression towards mother dog, daughter mimi, two dogs
daughter mimi, two dogs, best bet: Hi Osadi, Thanks for the update! Good to hear that things are going well! If you give your dogs tit bits in-between their usual meal times, make them work for it. Give them a command, and give the tit bit only when they obey you, as a reward. This...

Dogs: toilet training, house training puppy
house training puppy: Hi Rahul, First, be sure to keep your puppy on a consistent schedule of feeding, exercise, and trips to the bathroom where you want him to relieve himself. This will ensure your puppy has fewer chances to have an accident someplace in your home. Place...

Dogs: Type of dog?, short haired dogs, puppy teeth
short haired dogs, puppy teeth, border collie: He does appear to be a mix,so it is hard to say how big he will get. But he looks like he has mostly Border Collie in him,and also looks like a touch of Beagle and a bit of lab as well. So my guess to size would be a medium dog around 40-50 pounds. He looks...

Dogs: what type of dog should i buy?, smooth fox terrier, wire fox terrier
smooth fox terrier, wire fox terrier, kerry blue terrier: Rahul, The following breeds are protective and smart: Doberman Rottwieler Great Dane Airedale (needs high fat diet) The following are also protective but a bit smaller Staffordshire terrier Kerry Blue terrier (needs hair cutting) Australian Shepherd...

Dogs: Over weight blue heeler, pet food stores, live enzymes
pet food stores, live enzymes, dog biscuits: Hi Kelly, Dogs are easy to get over weight. They train us to over feed them because they always make us believe they are hungry. I wish you would have mentioned what brand of biscuits you are feeding him. If they are a good quality meal type bars then...

Dogs: Wolf hybrid giant malamute, giant malamute, grassfed meat
giant malamute, grassfed meat, balanced diet: Geoff, Here is a link to a web site that has a calculator where all you need to do is enter his weight and select pounds or kilograms and at what percentage of body weight to base it on. http://www.raw4dogs.com/calculate.htm. Use the default setting...

Dogs: yorkie aggression, american eskimo, low thyroid
american eskimo, low thyroid, male dogs: Hi Debbie, Female dogs are the natural rulers of the pack , and there is often aggression between two female dog households, it doesn t matter if the females have been spayed. It doesn t sound like taking in these two dogs was a very good idea. You,...

Dogs: Yorkie food, soft poop, feeding a puppy
soft poop, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Leaving the food out all the time could result in him over eating. Over feeding can cause loose stools in addition to many other health problems. Better stick to 3 meals and control how much he eats. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Your dog definitely...

Dogs: 14 yr old male Chihuahua, elderly dog
elderly dog: Hi Mary, Your little Cody should be examined by a vet, it s simply impossible to guess at what his problems might be. Was the spazzing of his leg and balance issues due to a seizure? Is his reluctance to relieve himself due to a bladder infection? Is...

Dogs: 16 years old, throwing up bile, atta boy
throwing up bile, atta boy, sensitive stomach: Hi Krystal, It s normal for a dog to not eat for a day or two if they are hurting or sick. The digestive system takes a lot of energy to perform its tasks. They will typically not eat and let the energy go towards healing. That being said, you have to...

Dogs: my 6 year old pulling her fur out, animal chiropractor, bitter apple
animal chiropractor, bitter apple, flea problem: I would be careful with the flea stuff, and not use it unless you really have a flea problem, as that stuff *is* toxic. However, I don t feel that is really the cause of the problem. This could be a case of a hot spot for whatever reason, and if that is...

Dogs: 9 year old dog, half a step, time and distance
half a step, time and distance, old dog: Hi Samantha, Yes, it is imperative that all dogs be taught to stay and to come. It is actually a safety issue. Now, here is how you do it. You stand next to them, tell the to sit and hold your hand up with your hand facing the dog and say stay ....

Dogs: Adopted pregnant dog.., hard boiled egg, swollen nipples
hard boiled egg, swollen nipples, expressing milk: Hi Since you don t know the exact breeding date, I would worry. Take her for a ride in the car for about 20 minutes. Sometimes it starts labor. I don t know why, but it does. If that doesn t work I would take her to the vet and make sure she isn t holding...

Dogs: Alaskan Pup's, dog breeder
dog breeder: Hi Liya, There isn t such a breed as an Alaskan , if you re looking for Alaskan Malamute puppies, try searching for a local breeder by the state you live in, here: http://www.akc.org/breederinfo/breeder_search.cfm?action=search Just because a puppy...

Dogs: Allergies and nutrition, sensitive stomachs, allergy problems
sensitive stomachs, allergy problems, diet changes: Aaron, To make a determination on what s going on, she may need to be checked by the vet to determine if it could be a parasite or not. Those are common areas for mange or other parasites to take over. That being said, the labs are our number one...

Dogs: Biting, border collie, question thanks
border collie, question thanks, lhasa apso: What a lot of groomers do either have someone hold onto the dog tightly,or at least hold a leash fairly high(not enough to strangle the dog,but enough that it keep him from moving his head around)and tightly,but also at the same time distract the dog,often...

Dogs: Biting?, entering the garden, loyal pet
entering the garden, loyal pet, jack russell: This can become a serious problem,and may even become a legal problem if not dealt with. The best way to deal with a dog like this is to find a good trainer that is experienced and preferably one that can come to your house and work one on one with him,and...

Dogs: My Blue Heeler pup, puppy class, gentle touch
puppy class, gentle touch, harder time: This is an easy fix that I have done many times. Take her to a puppy class. Your wife and children actually take her along with you. when you get there, wife and children disappear and you alone are in the class. If she is afraid in the class, you are...

Dogs: CALCINOSIS CULIS, calcinosis cutis, benzoyl peroxide
calcinosis cutis, benzoyl peroxide, thyroid disorder: Hi Cecilia, Myo-inositol hexaphosphate (also known as IP-6 Inositol Hexaphosphate, and Phytic acid ) is a substance found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high-fiber foods. I read a study where it is thought that this substance...

Dogs: calcium levels in raw feeding, mild sprain, poodle cross
mild sprain, poodle cross, appropriate diets: Hi Anja, Apparently even vets in Australia can be ignorant to proper species appropriate diets. They are sure common around where I live. We hear that all the time from some customers that their vet had told them not to feed raw. Some even belittle them....

Dogs: Chihua afraid of dobermans, dominant personality, language two
dominant personality, language two, dalmation: Pati, Yes, dogs read body language. Two things here: The Dobermans may have come from the same household, which would make them an intact pack. This would be how your dog would view them. Or they may have had a dominant personality which your dog...

Dogs: Diabetic pet... diet, apple cider vinegar, blue wilderness
apple cider vinegar, blue wilderness, hurricane disaster: Hi Sherry, Thanks for writing to me. Sorry for the delay but we had a hurricane disaster here. Thank you for your patience. It is important to feed your dogs 4-6x a day to keep her sugar levels stablized. For your information, there are certain natural...

Dogs: dog behavior, rufus, peeing
rufus, peeing, aggression: Carol, Yes, it had everything to do with it. He had a male dog mount him, which is a show of aggression and challenge. When he peed on your leg he was owning you as part of his pack. He was letting the other dogs know this. Also, your stud has reached...

Dogs: dog behaviour, staffordshire bull terrier, separate rooms
staffordshire bull terrier, separate rooms, old dog: The best thing to do would be to muzzle her,and let her show the puppy who is in charge. That way there ranks can be sorted without bloodshed. This is a common and effective way of stopping dog fights in a household. Once they know who is in charge the fights...

Dogs: Dog in heat, mini dachshund, heat cycle
mini dachshund, heat cycle, dachshund: Noreen, Not all dogs have the same heat cycle. Some come in every 4 to 6 months and some every 8- 12 months. but you count from the time she was in heat last, regardless of whether she had pups. So she could come into heat within the month, or longer depending...

Dogs: Dog needs friend?, old boston, female fight
old boston, female fight, boston terrier: Hi, If you want to get another dog, make sure you get a female. Terriers are very competitive and two males usually fight. Sometimes male and female fight, but it is not usually serious. Introduce a puppy (female), but introduce them outside the home at...

Dogs: Dog is peeing/pooping in the house, finace, whits end
finace, whits end, good answer: There are some questions I don t have a good answer to, but will try. It could be he mostly sleeps all day while you are gone. Then the burst of activity when you return stimulates elimination. Try stimulating him outside before bringing him in, some fetch...

Dogs: Dog pulling out cat's fur, licking habit
licking habit: Hi Colleen, You might not be able to pinpoint the reason why your dog has started this odd behavior. It may just be your dog has an obsessive licking habit, only it s the cat he s obsessing over, not himself. Many times a dog starts a licking habit because...

Dogs: Dogs fighting, blue nose pit, basic instinct
blue nose pit, basic instinct, pit bulls: Sharon, You need to be the alpha of these two dogs. They cannot take a drink of water without permission from you. Even then, though, you have two dogs who will fight with each other. Shepherds will fight each other and I guess you know that pit bulls...

Dogs: dogs stomach, mold spores, shelley davis
mold spores, shelley davis, black skin: Hi Timbob, Thanks for writing to me about your senior dog. You MUST get her to the vet. There are a number of skin conditions, not any of them good, that must be treated by a medical professional. Please note that this condition can be anything from...

Dogs: Fear, husky mix, first man
husky mix, first man, housekeeper: It is quite possible you are the first man he has ever met, or a man abused him in the past. What you are doing should be working better than it has. Avoid eye contact, letting your teeth show in a smile, or raising your hand over his head. Talk to...

Dogs: my female papilllon keeps pulling her fur out, itching
itching: Hi Mrs. Rayner, Grooming a dog isn t the same as providing a flea preventative. Before you assume that your dog doesn t have fleas (which only spend part of their life on the dog, and may not be seen) check your dog for flea dirt , which is a nice way...

Dogs: Fighting/Peeing indoors, puppy food, long walks
puppy food, long walks, big dogs: Hi, It sounds like she is both jealous and undisciplined. You will have to take the leadership position with her. Teach her all commands and teach her to go to her bed and stay. When you give her a bone or anything else, she must go to her bed. Don...

Dogs: hair coloring, pigmentation, random patterns, hair coloring
random patterns, hair coloring, leopards: Animals with markings on there fur,also have marked skin. Like tigers for example have stripped skin,not just stripped fur. Even a dalmatian would have spotted skin. So the answer is yes,all animals with any type of markings or patterns on the fur,have the...

Dogs: Hair loss, mineral deficiency, hair etc
mineral deficiency, hair etc, recommended dose: Hi Ahmed, If you have had him to the vet and it isn t mange, ringworm, or bacterial, I would say it is a mineral deficiency. But have those other things checked out first. When a dog gets older they lose some of their digestive ability and thus they get...

Dogs: Hair loss, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Osman, Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet, but I can tell you that this doesn t sound like an age related condition . If your dog isn t itching, and there aren t any signs of insect bites or crusting over scabs on your dog s ears or face...

Dogs: Hair loss, omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6: Hi Ahmed, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s hair loss. It is important to have your dog checked out by your vet to see if the hair loss is being caused by a medical problem like mites or mange of some kind. If that isn t the problem then have...

Dogs: Hearing Loss - Remicin, hurricane irene, shelley davis
hurricane irene, shelley davis, holistic vet: Hi Vicki, Thanks for writing to me. I m sorry about the delay but I ve been dealing with Hurricane Irene. I spoke to my holistic vet about this and he wants you to go to: www.vetnaet.com and see if someone near you is a practitioner. If not, I...

Dogs: HELP!!, inappropriate places, frequent opportunities
inappropriate places, frequent opportunities, dog ages: Hi Jennifer, While you feel that you ve given your dog time to adjust when she travels, your dog obviously needs more time, or less travel, because she s being overly stressed by the experience. Not every dog can handle the changes of schedule or location...

Dogs: Homeopathic remedy, health food store, l lysine
health food store, l lysine, shelley davis: Hi, Sorry for the delay - computer problems. Take 3 pellets and drop onto a clean paper towel without touching them. Put a paper towel over them and take a spoon and gently crush them into a powder. Take your index finger and wet it with your dog s...

Dogs: Intestinal food, artificial colorings, natural dogs
artificial colorings, natural dogs, bichon frise: Hello, First off, I m not a vet so I cannot tell you to go off of your prescription diet. I can give you my opinion based on what I know and have seen. It will be up to you to decide what is best for your pet. If it were me, I would get my dog off of...

Dogs: Introducing A New Member, introducing cat to dog
introducing cat to dog: Hi Vilma, It may be an uphill battle to take a three year old dog that s known not to be dog friendly , and make him tolerate dogs, but it can be done. You would get the best (and quickest) results in reconditioning Kacho to at least tolerate other dogs...

Dogs: Maltipoo skin color, brown areas, chinese crested
brown areas, chinese crested, genetic background: Well it is indeed an unusual colour for a Maltipoo,some poodles have markings that are similar to this and could have gotten it from the poodle side. Though Chinese Crested crosses are becoming more popular these days as well-and he could have a touch of crested...

Dogs: mange, purina beneful, atta boy
purina beneful, atta boy, strong immune system: Hi Angel, Depends on what type of mange the other dog has. Some common ones in puppies like Demodectic mange are not considered contagious as far as I know of. They are present on all puppies and is not know exactly what causes them to take over areas....

Dogs: My miniature pinscher :), leg bones, growth plates
leg bones, growth plates, miniature pinscher: Some times the size of Toy breeds varies. What you want to do is make sure she is the right weight for her size, see http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Her growth should have leveled off. Check the ends of the leg bones. If they...

Dogs: Noisy stomach, noisy stomach, stomach noises
noisy stomach, stomach noises, sensitive stomach: Hi Lisa, As long as the vet has checked him out and determined there are no internal injuries or diseases, about the only thing left is his diet. I wish you would have told me what his diet consisted of up until now. That way I would have a good idea...

Dogs: party training, day care center, pack animals
day care center, pack animals, pack leader: Hello, When dogs are left alone at home, they can develop behavior problems such as the one you are describing. It s best if you can confine your dog to one area in the house while you are gone where clean up will not be of any problem. You may have...

Dogs: My pittbull in labour, pittbull, wether
pittbull, wether, placenta: While some bitches have been known to kill their offspring, this is extremely unusual and rarely happens; if they do, it is usually under times of great stress. Most bitches immediately start cleaning the puppies up as they arrive and pretty much bond to them...

Dogs: my pregant staffordshire bull terrier is shaking, staffordshire bull terrier, pre natal care
staffordshire bull terrier, pre natal care, responsible dog owner: Hi Kate, Thank you for writing to me. You dog is in crisis. She must be seen by a vet immediately on an emergency basis. Just like humans who are pregnant, dogs need pre natal care. Shaking is a sign of extreme pain, along with the panting. As for...

Dogs: Puppy, toy poodle puppy, dark stools
toy poodle puppy, dark stools, puppy food: Hi Lauren, Most dogs LOVE cat foods, but it s not something they should be given with any regularity. If your puppy was to eat primarily cat food, he could become overweight. That said, many people use a handful of cat food to feed a dog that is ill,...

Dogs: Puppy Aggression, body posture, obedience classes
body posture, obedience classes, old boston: It could have been that the older dog might have though the the puppy was growling at her,it is also interesting to point out that dogs,even ones that are good with children view children as being lower ranked then themselves,and will look at the adults in...

Dogs: recovering from dog attack what to expect, petroleum jelly, herbal remedy
petroleum jelly, herbal remedy, scab: Hi there, As long as the wound is not infected you will want to leave the scab alone. Apply petroleum jelly to the scab twice a day. This will help soften the scab and keep it from cracking and bleeding. In time, this will speed the healing underneath...

Dogs: Rickets to 7 month old pug, symptoms of rickets, lack of calcium
symptoms of rickets, lack of calcium, calcium supplement: Rickets is caused by a lack of calcium and vitamin d in the diet. Start giving him a calcium supplement with vitamin d. Make sure he is getting good protein as well. Whether he fully recovers depends on a couple of things: 1 how long he has had it....

Dogs: a small blister on my dogs lip, organic coconut oil, first aid kit
organic coconut oil, first aid kit, virgin organic coconut oil: Hi Julie, If this is just a slight burn from a hot hair device, I would just apply some type of antibiotic ointment. If it is a poke from a sharp point, the same basic procedure can be followed. If you have it, raw virgin organic coconut oil is very...

Dogs: sores on dog's tail and paw, purina beneful, grocery store brands
purina beneful, grocery store brands, animal rescue groups: Hi Denise, Thank you for your rescue, he will have a good home now. The sores can be from a lot of things. Anything from parasites to allergies. He should be checked by a vet to determine his overall health. They can run blood test and examine his skin...

Dogs: tail chasing, little puppy, heat cycle
little puppy, heat cycle, groomer: This may be a case of anal gland problems. You might try calling around and see if you can find a local groomer to express them for you if you do not know how to do it yourself. If the dog is better, then you have found the source of her problem. Here is...

Dogs: I WANT MY SHIH TZU SLEEP WHEN GROOMING, shih tzu, sedative
shih tzu, sedative, puppy: Check with your vet for a sedative. They should be able to give you a type that will still allow you to groom him. But please remember that your dog is a puppy and will act like this until he gets use to grooming. The key here is patents. Susan Www.spottsgrooming.co...

Dogs: wasp sting on puppy, tbsp vegetable oil, wasp sting
tbsp vegetable oil, wasp sting, shelley davis: Hi Kathy, Thank you for writing to me. Poor baby pup - Give him some baby benedryl to bring the swelling down. - #1: Remove the stinger. Do Not squeeze it this will inject more venom. -#2: Clean the area. -#3: Crush Plantain leaves extracting...

Dogs: westie withred itchy bauld patches, broken skin, wiz
broken skin, wiz, evelyn: Hi Evelyn, Sounds like your westie may have an allergy to something. I suggest you try Nuvet supplements. I can get them by calling 1-800-474-7044 use order code 42299. These have helped many dogs with the same issue your little guy has. Best to...

Dogs: Yorkie hair, puppy shampoo, yorkie puppy
puppy shampoo, yorkie puppy, shampoo and conditioner: Hello EJ, Puppies have soft hair and it will mat up easily. I tell my customers to never bathe a dog until you have brushed and combed all the hair. When you get mats wet it causes the knots to become even tighter and tougher to get out. I suggest you...

Dogs: 16 year old female chews fur til bleeds, geriatric dogs, neck braces
geriatric dogs, neck braces, bald patches: Who knows what lurks in the brain of old dogs? Sometimes not much, I think G (says the woman with a house full of geriatric dogs, the oldest of whom is 15.) This could be due to fleas, or a hot spot, maybe pain because she needs a chiropractic adjustment,...

Dogs: 19 day old lab pups, bottle feeding
bottle feeding: Hi Keith, When a momma dog can t nurse her pups as she needs to, you have to bottle feed the babies. If she s able to nurse at all, supplemental feeding is all they might require. Here are instructions for how to bottle feed: http://leerburg.com/bottlefeeding.htm...

Dogs: 8-1 shoot, poodle mix, emergency vet
poodle mix, emergency vet, vet office: Hi Michael, Your dog may be having a reaction to the 8-1 vaccine. It could be a serious reaction, for that reason you should contact your vet. Anytime time your dog is having a serious concern you should contact your vet, since the rules of this web...

Dogs: adult retired breeding dog still has large teats, teats, spayed dog
teats, spayed dog, great dane: Hi Janine, After a female dog has had a litter, their teats never return to how they looked before she was bred, they ll always look a little larger and protrude more than a male dog s. Dogs are like people in the way that their nipples vary in size and...

Dogs: benadryl (cetrizine dihydrochloride), cetrizine dihydrochloride, itchy eye
cetrizine dihydrochloride, itchy eye, mg capsules: One reliable source says up to 2 mg per pound of body weight. Many others say 1 mg. What I see here is 25 mg capsules. If that is what you have, I would try one every 8 hours. If that gives little relief, try 2 or even 3. If you have liquid, I wouldn...

Dogs: black belly on my dog, sweat glands, chinese cresteds
sweat glands, chinese cresteds, chinese crested: Hi Dane, I have no idea why you start your message by saying that I seem to be unaware of the Chinese Crested breed, because I m not. Since you start off by accusing me of being ignorant, why are you asking me to spend time to look into your problem?...

Dogs: boxer pup biting, boxer pup, dominant dogs
boxer pup, dominant dogs, least three times: I thought you said he/she (which is it?) was growling and then running away? You never said the puppy was biting. You may well have a puppy that is too dominant for you, and the best solution might be to return that puppy to its breeder and look for a more...

Dogs: choosing a dog! help!!, fleas and ticks, control worms
fleas and ticks, control worms, parent dogs: Hi Zoie, Any pure-breed of dog is going to have health concerns, for that reason it s important that if you re looking to get a puppy, that it comes from healthy stock owned by a knowledgeable breeder who can provide you with proof (in the way of tests...

Dogs: cocker spaniel, laundry detergent, stronger immune system
laundry detergent, stronger immune system, homemade diet: Hi Sarah, This can be caused by a number of things. I ll go over several below and you will need to see if any make sense or could have happened to him. It kind of sounds like he may have a reaction to something he has been walking through and or a reaction...

Dogs: Cola, anal itching
anal itching: Hi Inelda, There are many potential causes of rectal itching in dogs. One of the most common is allergies. Just as allergies to items in the air or food ingredients can cause the other parts of your dog s body to become irritated and itchy, so too can...

Dogs: Cramps and feeding, iron stomach, emergency vet
iron stomach, emergency vet, bland diet: Hi Tricia, The best thing for him right now is nothing but water for 24 hours. Then the bland diet, boiled turkey or chicken mixed with rice/oatmeal or pumpkin from a can if you have it. Keep him on that for a day or two until things are better. If there...

Dogs: Dashcund exercise pattern, exercise time, skeleton
exercise time, skeleton, spine: Hello, The more exercise, the better as it builds muscle which supports the skeleton. This takes stress off the bones and strengthens the dog overall. I am assuming he goes out at other times to relieve himself, and if this is just his exercise time, it...

Dogs: diarrhea/food issue, cooked chicken breast, premium pet foods
cooked chicken breast, premium pet foods, chemical preservatives: Hi Debbie, First, I m glad to hear you did a rescue, the world needs more like you! I see he s also fairly smart as he picks out Rachel Ray s food. Not that it s the worse food out there but it does contain some not so good ingredients. We generally...

Dogs: my dog, having puppies, blood stream
having puppies, blood stream, vitamin mineral: Samantha, Yes, most bitches blow their coat after having puppies. If she is losing a lot of hair, you need to put her on a vitamin MINERAL tablet. They lose minerals when nursing, so you have to replace them. This is NOT a fast process. The tablets have...

Dogs: dog breeding bedding/pens, baby pool, whelping box
baby pool, whelping box, goldendoodle: Darlene, Hi, for a whelping box, I find that a baby pool (hard plastic) works pretty well, if the mama is lighter like the poodle. If she tends to be heavier built like the Golden then a man made plywood box with a 2x4 around the walls of the box (about...

Dogs: Dog Flatulence, raw food diet, vital nutrients
raw food diet, vital nutrients, horrible gas: Hi Jennifer, This is a very common problem for many animals. It s all in the digestion of the foods they eat. Labs are our number one customer in our store with allergy, sensitive tummy and gas problems. Labs do far better on a grain free diet. The...

Dogs: Dog shaking uncontrollably, inflammatory bowel disease, pill poppers
inflammatory bowel disease, pill poppers, hunger and thirst: Hey Kyle, I cannot tell you ethically to take her off a prescription food. We never like to do that when a vet puts a dog on one. I can tell you that nothing good ever comes out of being on those diets. Usually nothing good comes from dogs on any Science...

Dogs: Dog is shaking uncontrollably, inflammatory bowel disease, hunger and thirst
inflammatory bowel disease, hunger and thirst, milk thistle: Hi Kylie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s IBD. The shaking is definitely a very worrisome condition. Did your vet do any preliminary blood work prior to giving these medications or a follow up? Have you called her to discuss this side effect?...

Dogs: my dogs bleeding slighty from his penis, time nancy, kidney problems
time nancy, kidney problems, downhill slide: Hi Darrell, I had this happen with a dog of mine. You need to get him to the vet and get a urine sample to test for infection. If this comes up clear you need to get a BUN (it is a blood test) and have his kidneys checked for stones. Does he seem to...

Dogs: Dogs jaw, jaw pain
jaw pain: Hi Alan, Because dog are animals, they don t show pain as you and I do. It s a survival skill. Since you ve noticed that your dog is having difficulty opening her mouth, you can be sure that she is in pain. Your dog may have a jaw injury, or she might...

Dogs: dogs weight, weight loss
weight loss: Hi Tommie, You didn t say your dog s age or their activity level. Dogs under 12 months need a puppy food to get all the extra nutrients their growing bodies require. If your dogs are very active and over 12 months of age who get a lot of exercise on a...

Dogs: eating feses, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, food additives: The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You can try food additives, the home remedies pineapple juice or canned pumpkin or the commercial products Forbid or Deter. Why dogs do it is poorly understood....

Dogs: Dog shaking uncontrollably, scare tactics, premium care
Dogs: Dog shaking uncontrollably, scare tactics, premium care, dog owner

Dogs: Pomeranian or Pomeranian mix, perfect blend, pomeranian
Dogs: Pomeranian or Pomeranian mix, perfect blend, pomeranian, pup

Dogs: Female Boxer Heat/Gas, spay, puppy food
spay, puppy food: Hi Blanca, Most dogs (no matter the breed) begin their heat cycles anytime from 6 months of age, to 12 months of age. Since a female dog can have some significant health benefits from being spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle, now is the time...

Dogs: My golden retriever cycle., heat cycle
heat cycle: Hi Chester Ao, Though you do not own a male dog, every male dog within a two mile radius of where you live knows when your dog is in heat (the term for the time just before the dog menstruates). Male dogs are unbelievably persistent and crafty about...

Dogs: hair lose, oatmeal bath, ring worm
oatmeal bath, ring worm, chemcials: Hi Dom, Thank you for writing to me. I m so sorry that your dog is having this issue and it is great that your vet checked her thyroid, which is often the culprit. Ask your vet if the thyroid was in the center of normal. A high or low normal can still...

Dogs: Health Question about Golden Retriever, lumps
lumps: Hi Nancy, Dogs can develop many kinds of lumps and bumps. One very common kind of growth in middle-aged to older dogs is called a Lipomas (also called fatty tumors). Overweight female dogs are especially prone to developing Lipomas. These are benign growths,...

Dogs: before a get one help, daily exercise
daily exercise: Hi Alexis, Without the correct level of daily exercise, mental activity (training), or human companionship, the Husky breed can be incredibly destructive! The husky is an extremely powerful natural athlete, they thrive on vigorous exercise. It s often said...

Dogs: Help with my best friend :), wheaton terrier, perfect companion
wheaton terrier, perfect companion, best guess: Nobody knows everything and I was tempted to pass up your question for lack of a good answer. The truth is, Labs usually don t bark that much and I don t have methods of controlling barking that I have been successful using. It isn t even in the manual for...

Dogs: some kind of died bug on dog, reddish color, quess
reddish color, quess, fleas: Hi Carol, It s hard for me to say without seeing for myself. My quess would be that it may be flea dirt. To see if that is right, scrap some of the little black things off and put them into a very small amount of water. If the water turns a rust or...

Dogs: licking peepee & getting stuck, bladder infection, bladder infections
bladder infection, bladder infections, kidney problems: Hi Heather, Your dog is licking his penis because it s causing him some degree of discomfort. You didn t say if your vet tested your dog for a bladder infection, or not. If he hasn t yet been tested to find the cause of this problem, that s something...

Dogs: loud rumbling and squeaking sounds in dog, miniature poodle, nutrition advice
miniature poodle, nutrition advice, hi mary: Hi Mary, No problem about asking more questions. There is always a ton to learn about animal nutrition. We are constantly finding new things to learn about. I m happy to offer suggestions for you to think about. You can start out by feeding him a little...

Dogs: m, meningitis
meningitis: Hi Gabe, It s entirely possible that your dog s current condition has been gradually incubating for period of time, and because dogs are stoic by nature, you didn t know that a problem was brewing. It s also possible that your dog s meningitis is somehow...

Dogs: male maltese dog attachment and behavior, maltese dog, computer desk
maltese dog, computer desk, problem thanks: You may need to spend more time with him. If you haven t obedience trained him, find a class that uses positive methods. Neutering him if not already should help. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates...

Dogs: Non-sedated dental cleaning, dog teeth cleaning, dental
dog teeth cleaning, dental, anesthesia: Hello Margo The answer to your question regarding non-anesthetic dental cleaning for your dog is it depends . Non-anesthetic dental cleanings are becoming more popular. That mean that while it is a wonderful choice, you need to be sure your dog is an appropriate...

Dogs: Older dog biting puppy, permanent damage, puppy
permanent damage, puppy, puppies: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: Pomeranian digging in beds and clothes, nancy ps, dog beds
nancy ps, dog beds, dangerous animals: Hi, Some dogs seem to have more instincts than others. Some smaller animals (like dogs and fox) dig in their dens and beds to insure there are no snakes or other dangerous animals around. They also dig for warmth, coolness, and comfort. If you want to...

Dogs: Pomeranian or Pomeranian mix, pure bred pomeranian, shelley davis
pure bred pomeranian, shelley davis, flu bug: Hi Amanda, Thanks for writing to me about Brandy..sorry for the delay...there has been a bad flu bug going around here. It s really hard to tell from the angle of the photo what she might be. Unless you get a dog from a responsible breeder, and I emphasize...

Dogs: Potting training, female yorkie, potting training
female yorkie, potting training, closing doors: I have never used newspapers believing they only cause more problems. You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living...

Dogs: potty training, feeding time, real solution
feeding time, real solution, yorkie: You could try crating her. That would reduce her activity and access to food and water. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other...

Dogs: Problems with my Akita, veterinary attention, destructive behaviour
veterinary attention, destructive behaviour, akita: Hi Christina, Knowing your 2 year old Akita was quite dominate, and had countless behavioral issues, why ever did you think bringing a puppy into your home was a good idea?! I don t know what you want me to tell you. Rather than putting her down, you...

Dogs: pup behaviour, dominant dogs, least three times
dominant dogs, least three times, dominant figure: No, I would say that is not normal as I have never experienced that in 40 years of raising dogs. Granted, you have a different breed, but overall, dogs are dogs. Generally one will get one of two reactions. 1. The more dominant dog might question your...

Dogs: My puppie got a concussion, brain problem, convulsion
brain problem, convulsion, puppie: Eve, It sounds more like he got a convulsion. Get him to the vet so they can see why he had that, it could be anything from eating a mushroom to a brain problem, but you need to know so he can be treated. Eating mushrooms can cause death and so can a sever...

Dogs: Puppy, male puppy, maturity level
male puppy, maturity level, female chihuahua: Jo, I have seen it go both ways. I had one that raised his leg and others that didn t. It depends a lot on their initial maturity level when you neuter them. Some dogs develop earlier than others and if they are alert they may learn things earlier like...

Dogs: Puppy growls at children, quick snap, border collie
quick snap, border collie, pet nutrition: Hello Colleen, This is better addressed to a trainer, I m a groomer and pet nutrition professional. I know that 4 month old puppies are very vocal and perhaps it is her way of saying hi. My one poodle is a grumbler and he is very friendly. With the...

Dogs: Raw diet, premium dog foods, purina one
premium dog foods, purina one, dry dog food: Hi Joy, Molly is s good looking dog. You re doing good by researching a proper diet for her. She will live longer and healthier for your efforts. One thing that would do you very well is to learn what ingredients are good and what ones are bad for dogs....

Dogs: red spots, laundry tub, baking soda bath
laundry tub, baking soda bath, chicken pox: No, dogs cannot get chicken pox. Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian as she may have a bacterial infection (which could be contagious to people) or a reaction from fleas. http://www.dogandhorsecare.com/staph-infection Interestingly enough, I was...

Dogs: Shelter or Breeder?, chihuahua pups, those dogs
chihuahua pups, those dogs, point question: If you *really* want a chihuahua, then go to a reputable breeder who not only breeds to a breed standard in regard to appearance, but also breeds for health and good temperament, too. http://www.chihuahuaclubofamerica.com/breed-info/cca-breeder-directory ...

Dogs: Split whiskers, vet techs, holistic doctor
vet techs, holistic doctor, three generations: Hi Ricki, I personally don t have a lot of experience with split whiskers and dogs. From what I do know is that it can and does happen all the time with many dogs. I believe some breeds or more susceptible to split whiskers than others. You didn t mention...

Dogs: Split whiskers, vet techs, grooming dogs
vet techs, grooming dogs, holistic doctor: Hi Ricki, In all the years I have been grooming dogs, I have never seen split whiskers. Are you saying they are like human split ends? A few things come to mind that may be checked. Is her thyroid functioning OK?? Is her immune system strong?? These...

Dogs: Teeth., own toys, chocolate lab
own toys, chocolate lab, premolars: Chewing is normal. Not having a full set of teeth past 7-8 months isn t. have you talked to the vet about it? Damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for...

Dogs: Training abused puppy, loving puppy, american bulldog
loving puppy, american bulldog, closing doors: I would discard the pads. They only confuse the puppy. You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where...

Dogs: weird spots, vet appointment, oatmeal bath
vet appointment, oatmeal bath, chemcials: Hi Jenisalee, Thank you for writing to me. I m so sorry that your dog is having this issue. Dogs do not get chicken pox. You dog will need to be seen by a vet who can determine the exact nature of this rash. I do not like that it is spreading. Please...

Dogs: zoe schnauzer, precious little girl, chocolate mini
precious little girl, chocolate mini, strange locations: Without actually seeing the behavior, it is hard to really say what and why this is going on. Dogs do have a secondary fear period, generally around 18 mos. of age, and this could be what triggered this behavior. Possibly there was some event that triggered...

Dogs: 2 yr labrador, rawhide bones, separation anxiety
rawhide bones, separation anxiety, labrador retriever: Hi Eva, I will be happy to answer any of your questions I can. Some of your questions are of a behavioral training which is not my specialty. But I will chime in on what I know and we can see where to go from there. That s terrific that you are able...

Dogs: 8 week old puppies outdoors, trailing cables, boxer mix
trailing cables, boxer mix, watching the weather: Hi Amy, Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between 3 and 12 weeks old. After that age, they become much more cautious of anything they haven’t yet encountered. The more time these puppies spend together, by themselves outside and separate from...

Dogs: about my akita, diet, good dog food
diet, good dog food: Hi Thomas, As for his size and potential size, I would look for websites or forums on Akita s. There you can talk with others who have them and know what their potential sizes are and what they have experienced. Just do a quick search for Akita blogs,...

Dogs: about my akita, shelley davis, quality puppy
shelley davis, quality puppy, breed puppy: Hi Tom, The raw food I like is Primal. I see nothing wrong with Tripe. However, and I want to emphasize this to you, it is crucial that your puppy s diet is perfectly balanced. I am not a nutritionist. You have to work with someone like Dr Kruesi (check...

Dogs: american bulldog (pregnant), american bulldog, internet helpline
american bulldog, internet helpline, mucas: Hi Ciera, A dog s pregnancy typically lasts for 63 days. You didn t say how far into the pregnancy your dog is. Dogs begin producing milk a couple of days before they go into labor. Though some dogs don t have a change in their body temperature, most...

Dogs: aprox 2 year labrador, rawhide bones, indoor dog pen
rawhide bones, indoor dog pen, child gates: Hi Eva, Congratulations on adopting a dog! It is certainly possible to house train an adult dog. The good thing is, at two years, your dog has better bladder and bowel control than a puppy, it s really a matter of supervision, containment, and frequent...

Dogs: aprox 2 yr labrador, rawhide bones, flint river ranch
rawhide bones, flint river ranch, time labs: Hello Eva, These are my opinions from experience. I copied your questions and gave you my response after. - Is she too old to potty train? No, she can be trained in time. Labs are very smart dogs. - What is the best way to potty train her?...

Dogs: Autism Assistance Dogs, autism spectrum, train dogs
autism spectrum, train dogs, assistance dogs: The first is about 20,000 ppl are partnered with assistance dogs in the US. There is no documentation about how many are partnered with any sub group of ppl, such as those in the autism spectrum. I would estimate about 1% of the teams in the US are a person...

Dogs: My Chichuahua pregnant, week of pregnancy, good nutrition
week of pregnancy, good nutrition, litters: If your bitch is pregnant, she should be about five weeks along. Many bitches, particularly those with smaller litters, don t start showing until their sixth week. It is also not uncommon for them to go off their feed around their 3rd or 4th week of pregnancy...

Dogs: Chisnorkie "Boo", two dogs, bichon frise
two dogs, bichon frise, groomer: Hi Nicole, I have a similar situation with my dogs, when I go to clip the one dog s nails or trim his fur, the other dog (who s more dominate) gets quite agitated. The dominate dog will look like he s “protecting” the more submissive dog, but he s actually...

Dogs: Companion for my husky, local pet shelters, home situation
local pet shelters, home situation, best bet: Hello, You re right, if he gets along well with other dogs a companion might be a good thing to consider. The most important factor in selecting a friend for your dog is how well they get along and how well the new dog will fit into you re home situation....

Dogs: Defensive Rescue Dog, signs of jealousy, food link
signs of jealousy, food link, great relationship: Sarah, When a dog is starved and has to fight for food, it is very hard to change things around. Hopefully, due to her age, you can turn this around. Keep a leash on her so you have some control. You are going to have to set this up, but even before you...

Dogs: dog, holistic vet, long term health
holistic vet, long term health, legged kids: Hi Lisa, You have a lucky little girl that is in excellent care. Many people don t take the time to do the research needed to take care of their four-legged kids. You cannot and never will be able to give any dog all they need for a balanced diet from...

Dogs: Dog anxiety - "velcro" behavior, Velcro Dog, Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Velcro Dog, Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Clomicalm: Hi again, Neven, Just an update to let you know that a donation was made to Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, N.J. in the amount of $20 following your rating. Thank you! Hi Neven, Thank you for your question. Dogs are not dissimilar...

Dogs: dog behavior problem, cesar millan, dominant issue
cesar millan, dominant issue, proper diet: Hi Debbie, My specialty on this forum is in pet nutrition. A proper diet makes all the difference in the world to good health, longevity and staying away from high vet cost. However, I will try to point you in a couple of directions and you can see...

Dogs: Dog behior problem, Growls at Children
Growls at Children: Hi Debbie, First and foremost is the safety of the children. Before the children of your daycare arrive, give Molly a good long walk, or a run, or some other form of exercise (letting a dog outside by itself in a fenced yard doesn t accomplish this)....

Dogs: dog lunging, prong collar, big dogs
prong collar, big dogs, lunges: Hi, There are a few things to help you out. You must keep training with all of these. A great training device is the prong collar for big dogs. It relaxes them and can be used to train a dog to walk at heel and it automatically corrects them if they...

Dogs: dog size, knobby knees, growth spurt
knobby knees, growth spurt, pomeranian: Ultimate size depends on the genetics behind the dog, and this can vary from dog to dog, even in a particular breed. In my breed, some dogs have their full height by around six months of age, while others, like mine, continue to grow slowly for about 18 mos....

Dogs: Dog urinating a lot ..., submissive urination
submissive urination: Hi Prabhleen, In a young dog, peeing during times of excitement (such as your arrival) is called Submissive Urination , or Excitment Urination . Usually puppies do this behavior, but it can continue into adulthood. You should not punish your dog for...

Dogs: dogs shaking head, hypoallergenic diet, allergy shots
hypoallergenic diet, allergy shots, food allergy: Hello Again, Frontline starts killing Fleas within 24 hours of application. It won t stop itching of old flea bites. Your dog that was tested as having an allergy to grasses should see relief once it gets cold enough, and the growing season stops. Don...

Dogs: ehat has happened to my dog???, gastrointestinal tract, uterine infection
gastrointestinal tract, uterine infection, lying on the ground: Hi there, You dog hasn t been raped, but I will assume that you have a female dog and the blood is coming from her rectum or vagina. This could be gastrointestinal tract bleeding, pyometra (a uterine infection that can result in death if not treated)...

Dogs: fearful, bloody diarrhea, intestinal parasites
bloody diarrhea, intestinal parasites, long term health: Unfortunately, no one knows what causes HGE. Some think it could be due to a food allergy, stress, hyperactivity, a problem with the immune system, bad bacteria (or loss of beneficial bacteria), or intestinal parasites. They just really do not know the cause....

Dogs: My over-friendly Rottweiler, reinforcement techniques, perfect puppy
reinforcement techniques, perfect puppy, fur ball: Hi Lulu, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppy. This is the first time in 35 years that I ve gotten a request for help with a loving, perfect puppy! You are blessed to have such a grand and precious dog. A 6 month old puppy cannot be expected...

Dogs: Golden Retriever, golden retriever puppy, uff da
golden retriever puppy, uff da, inoculation: All I can say is, UFF-DA! That first shot shouldn t be given until 8-9 weeks of age, and each subsequent inoculation should be done four weeks later. I would postpone this next vaccination for one more week. Hopefully he will be okay. That first shot...

Dogs: Grieving, pet loss
pet loss: Hi Vicki, I m very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Pericardial disease (fluid around the heart) can be a life-threatening condition, your vet had more info than I have, and she obviously felt your dog s condition was grave. What matters...

Dogs: health, pigs ears, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
pigs ears, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, long term health: Hi Lisa, Your dog s hemorrhagic gastroenteritis was caused from treats like rawhide and pigs ears, and not from having Heartworms. Rawhide is dried, and even if you buy a good quality product, it rehydrates in the gut and enlarges. Another scenario is...

Dogs: Husky, gravy train, raw meats
gravy train, raw meats, thin side: Thanks for getting back to me. I totally understand the associated cost issue with the vets. I can make some recommendations and we ll have to see how she does. In the dog food world, we brake down the available foods into two categories, commercial and...

Dogs: How long is a Rottweiler's tongue?, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, hi jack: Hi Jack, Male dogs are usually larger than female dogs, so it makes sense that their tongues would be slightly larger than a females. Also, as a dog s tongue size will increase when it s being exercised due to greater blood flow. I d guess a Rottweilers...

Dogs: I'm worried about my dog, jack russell terrier, radiator fluid
jack russell terrier, radiator fluid, emergency vet: Hi Jordan, There are a number of reasons he could be throwing up and having Diarrhea. The loss of fur associated could be because he is under stress from something. Does that make sense, could or did he experience something different lately? Other...

Dogs: oxygen cage, Oxygen Cage
Oxygen Cage: Hi Tom, If your dog needs an oxygen cage because of severe respiratory distress, you should ask your vet what the preferred setting would be for your particular dog. That said, the usual levels for an oxygen cage is 30%-40% oxygen at 70°-75°F, and 40%-50%...

Dogs: Possible food allergies causing itching, common allergens, free diets
common allergens, free diets, border collie: Hi Becky, Thanks for the complete information, that helps me to give you a little better direction. First of all, stay far and away from any of the Pedigree and other commercial dog foods like Iams, Science Diet, Purina brands, Beneful just to name a...

Dogs: Potty Training, paper training
paper training: Hi Donna, Congratulations on getting a puppy! First, be sure to keep your puppy on a consistent schedule of feeding, exercise, and trips to the bathroom where you want him to relieve himself. This will ensure your puppy has fewer chances to have an...

Dogs: Rehouse training after boarding, mini schnauser, indoor dog pen
mini schnauser, indoor dog pen, containment area: Hi Jo Ann, Thanks for getting back to me with that additional info. Though it s possible your dog is still stressed from being kenneled, since this situation is still going on, it would probably be a good idea to have your vet examine your dog to rule...

Dogs: Shih Tzu Breeding/Mating, doggie diaper, professional breeders
doggie diaper, professional breeders, shih tzu: Hi Meghan, Thank you for writing to me about your Shih Tzu. I ve been working with dogs for almost 40 years and that includes rescue work. I can t tell you how many perfect Shih Tzu s have been killed in the hundreds of thousands during that time for lack...

Dogs: Shitzu, itching, skin mites, mold spores
skin mites, mold spores, ear fungus: Hi Marco, I really wish I could help you, but until the cause of the itch is identified, you will only be treating the itchy symptoms, not the actual problem, and the itching will always return. In dogs, food allergies account for just 10% of all allergies,...

Dogs: Side effects of vaccinations, bordetella vaccination, bladder problems
bordetella vaccination, bladder problems, oral fluids: Hello again, Of course I can t diagnose your puppy. All I can do is tell you that dark urine can be cased by different things. A dog can having darker than usual urine can mean blood in the urine, a high temperature, bladder problems, or dehydration....

Dogs: vicious 4 month old beagle puppy, doberman mix, beagle puppy
doberman mix, beagle puppy, pack leadership: Hi Jenny, 12-16 weeks of age in a puppy s life is a critical period when your puppy will begin to test you to see who the pack leader is going to be. She ll may to bite you in play or as a real challenge to your authority. Such behavior is natural in...

Dogs: Whelping, whelping
whelping: Hi Ciera, For dogs- no matter the breed, gestation normally lasts 63 days. However that s not cast in stone, puppies may be delivered between 58 and 68 days. Dogs can safely give birth 58 days after conception. After 58 days the pups lungs are fully developed...

Dogs: willpups hair grow back to original color, first pup, shorkie
first pup, shorkie, puppy: Hi Krystal, The puppy coat is always darker. In time, the hair will grow back as it was, however the color can change as you pup ages. I looked at the pictures many times and I am puzzled about the color on his head and face. Is one picture older than...

Dogs: worms, natural dog food, puppy food
natural dog food, puppy food, goat milk: Hi Veronica, You will need to see a vet to get some de-wormer medicine for him. This is important or it can lead to many problems. He also needs puppy replacement milk which is different than your regular milk. You can find this at the pet stores. I...

Dogs: 7 in 1 shots, inoculations, advice line
inoculations, advice line, schnauzers: First of all, I would have the vaccines done every four weeks instead of three in order to make them as safe as possible for the puppy. I start my first set of vaccines at 8-9 weeks and not before, and then every four weeks after that. Three-four inoculations...

Dogs: American Bulldog (Pregnant), american bulldog, onset of labor
american bulldog, onset of labor, rectal temperature: Hi Ciera, I d say your dog is getting really close to giving birth, but she isn t quite there. Within 24 hours before the onset of labor, the rectal temperature should drop nearly 2 degrees. If her normal temperature is close to 101, expect it to come...

Dogs: Barking at nothing?, barn cats, grass fire
barn cats, grass fire, those dogs: A lot depends on the individual dog and or breed. Some will bark at the wind blowing, while others are more selective. My breed was bred to be watchdogs, and that is a job that they take most seriously. I have accused mine of being liars a few times over...

Dogs: dogs itchyness, high estrogen levels, dog legs
high estrogen levels, dog legs, hormonal problems: Hi Lee, By mites my first thoughts were to assume that your dog has one of the three forms of Mange. If your vet says that it s not mange, ask him/her exactly what the diagnosis is. You didn t say if a skin scrape test was done on your dog. A skin scrape...

Dogs: Eliminating inside, going to the bathroom, concerted effort
going to the bathroom, concerted effort, watching tv: Kala, The problem is that he is becoming the Alpha or boss of the house, because you have put him somehow into that position. Going to the bathroom in the house is all part of his owning you and the house You need to change all of your attitudes in the...

Dogs: food, apple cider vinegar, puppy lovers
apple cider vinegar, puppy lovers, natural pet food: Hello, She shouldn t be getting any dry food as there is no good moisture in it. She should have and still be getting premium canned puppy food like Wellness, Blue Buffalo, Chicken Soup For The Dog Puppy Lovers Soul, or similar several times a day. Do...

Dogs: high temp tummy, whelping box, heat lamp
whelping box, heat lamp, 90f: Your bitch s nipples look perfectly normal; in fact, I have had some here that were much larger than that. Newborns should be kept at 90F (32.2C) as they have no way to regulate their own body temperature for several days. I keep a heat lamp on one corner...

Dogs: mating siberian husky, brood bitch, fertile time
brood bitch, fertile time, bloody discharge: Jeric, The fertile time for a female dog is usually 13 days into the heat cycle. Besides swelling the blood becomes a light color drying darker on the edges. Since you just got her, why don t you wait until the next cycle so she is more comfortable with...

Dogs: Need suggestions for mating my female spitz, miniature spitz, male dogs
miniature spitz, male dogs, cottage cheese: Hello Sujatha, If it were me, I would mate her with the proven stud only for this time. That way you will know if the problem is with the female or the male. Mate her on Dec 1 and Dec 3. Only those two days. This will keep her wanting, and will give...

Dogs: pet food, congestive heart failure, snail mail
congestive heart failure, snail mail, shelley davis: Hi Danna, Thanks for writing to me. Although I know about nutrition I am not that familiar with the specific needs of your dog s medical condition. I would like to recommend that you consult with Dr Kruesi (via phone, email and snail mail) and work with...

Dogs: Pom, shelley davis, positive reinforcement
shelley davis, positive reinforcement, two hearts: Hi, Thank you for writing to me about your rescue dog and bless you for taking her in. There are some great books at www.dogwise.com/ The best thing you can do is to join some Pom rescue groups on yahoo or go to facebook and search for Pom rescue groups...

Dogs: Pug Nutrition and Fibre Content, best digestive enzymes, natural enzymes
best digestive enzymes, natural enzymes, bile ducts: Hello, It is unusual for a dog to go that many times. The diet you are feeding sounds fine but may be a little high in the veggies so your fiber content will be higher. I would make sure to keep the liver and/or other organ meat to no more than 5% of the...

Dogs: A Puppy for Christmas, getting a puppy, mom and dad
getting a puppy, mom and dad, o clock: Amy, You have picked one of the hardest pups to house break and it isn t all their fault. Since they are so tiny, they have tiny bladders so you and your dad must take her out every hour in the beginning. I am also enclosing below how puppies think about...

Dogs: rabies, rabies clinic, responsible dog owner
rabies clinic, responsible dog owner, shelley davis: Hi Albie, Thanks for writing to me. Rabies is transmitted through blood and saliva. While it s technically possible that some saliva got mixed in with the sneeze, it s so unlikely as to not be a concern (it would also have to enter your blood stream though...

Dogs: rabies, rabies virus, organ transplants
rabies virus, organ transplants, albie: Albie, If you have been bitten, you need to go to the doctor IMMEDIATELY! If the virus gets into your nervous system there is no cure. A dog does not always die from rabies in 10 days. The virus can stay in the blood stream for up to 6 months and in...

Dogs: rabies, rabies vaccine, appetite changes
rabies vaccine, appetite changes, loss of appetite: Hello again, Talk to your vet to see what s the recommended age to give the rabies vaccine in your area. Sometime between 12 to 24 weeks is common. If your puppy hasn t yet had his first shots this would be a good time to take care of those too. The...

Dogs: Small breed dogs going to the bathroom in house, small breed dogs, chihuahua mix dogs
small breed dogs, chihuahua mix dogs, going to the bathroom: Then we are down to a urinary track infection, which may or may not be there, or the idea in the dogs head that it is ok for him to go to the bathroom in there. When they get these ideas, the only thing is to start from step A and go through the whole training...

Dogs: vaginal swelling, having puppies, vaginal swelling
having puppies, vaginal swelling, false pregnancy: First of all, a female dog is fertile on the 13th day, but I am hoping you miscounted because the swelling persists when the dog is pregnant, usually. DON T INSERT ANYTHING INTO THE VULVA this could open her to an infection and abort all puppies. So she...

Dogs: 5 month old German Shepherd ears, diet questions, long periods of time
diet questions, long periods of time, german shepherd: Hi Laura, I m afraid I have no idea about this. My expertise is in dog nutrition. This would be a great question for a shepherd forum that you can find on the internet. These people have and raised all kinds of shepherds and should be able to shed some...

Dogs: Adopting a new puppy, female puppy, several dogs
female puppy, several dogs, aggressive dogs: Ah, I misunderstood. I thought he got along with your other dog. There are several medicines on the market that help with aggressive dogs. They are in the prozac field. I know several dogs that these medicines have been extremely helpful in calming them...

Dogs: Breeding maiden female, kbkb, emotional trauma
kbkb, emotional trauma, christmas eve: It sounds like no progesterone test was run to determine when the bitch was ovulating, and in that case, I believe in breeding until the dogs are no longer interested in each other. That is the only way to be sure the bitch was bred at the right time... unless...

Dogs: bull terrier unwanted pregnancy, responsible dog owner, dominance behavior
responsible dog owner, dominance behavior, mini aussie: If this bitch was around intact males when she was in season and she was never confined, she is undoubtedly pregnant. Never assume that because she has never had puppies before that she is having a false pregnancy, although that is always a possibility. ...

Dogs: bull terriers, heat male, bull terriers
heat male, bull terriers, spayed: The best thing to do is to have a friend or relative take care of the male for about three weeks. Failing that, the dogs need to be kept separated. Here my in-season bitches are confined in the kitchen behind a tall gate. They are in crates at night or when...

Dogs: Chew Toys for Dogs, busy bones, pig ears
busy bones, pig ears, pork skins: Hi, Looks like you have a good start there. There used to be a ball out that giggled when it rolled, my dogs loved it, but I can t find it anymore. That was a good toy. Also, the soft animals without stuffing is good. The Kong toys are great, but they...

Dogs: chlorophyl dosage for small dogs, holistic vet, chlorophyll tablets
holistic vet, chlorophyll tablets, nutrition advice: Hi Jan, I ve never had or know of anyone who had done this for that reason but it sure may help. As for dosing, there s a general rule of thumb people use for giving dogs supplements. You use a 100lb dog for a standard human dose. So a 50lb dog would...

Dogs: Cutting costs to feed puppies, fruits and veggies, breed puppies
fruits and veggies, breed puppies, puppy food: Hello, I feel for your situation. We are big believers in adopting and not shopping as their are so many in need of homes. We rescue as many as we can and find homes. I do understand the urge to breed beautiful dogs and find good homes for them. However...

Dogs: diabetes, warning signs of diabetes, signs of diabetes in dogs
warning signs of diabetes, signs of diabetes in dogs, signs of diabetes: While these can be a couple possible symptoms of diabetes, your dog could have an incontinence problem due to her age, or possibly she has a bladder infection. She needs to be checked out by your veterinarian, and he/she will want a urine sample and will probably...

Dogs: Diabetic Dog, blood glucose level, raw food diet
blood glucose level, raw food diet, dr conrad: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. Rather than increase the amount of sugar you are giving your dog, reduce the amount of insuling that she is getting. Of course you must discuss this with your vet so that you can control your dog s sugar levels. Also, adding...

Dogs: Dog through up seeral times then rubbed her nose on carpet so much t bled and she left blood streaks. Why?, nasal cavity, streaks
nasal cavity, streaks, vomit: Hi Ashley, When your dog vomited, it s possible some of her vomit went up into her nasal cavity (the nose and the throat are connected) and it was uncomfortable for her. If your dog continues to vomit over the next 36 hours, or she continues to rub...

Dogs: Feathers, normal bowel movements, shelley davis
normal bowel movements, shelley davis, anal glands: Hi Sue, Thank you for writing to me about your feather situation. First I would like to address the issue of the feathers. If your dog is eating feathers out of your pillows, you have some choices to keep him healthy and break this habit. 1-do not give...

Dogs: Female in heat and what she needs when she becomes pregnant, bloody discharge, fertile time
bloody discharge, fertile time, special diet: She will be in heat up to 28 days, I know of dogs who have bred on the 21 day and gotten pregnant. But normally the fertile time is around the thirteenth day. Do not be fooled by the recession of bloody discharge. That is the time they are most fertile....

Dogs: fur cutting, blue merle collie, pet place
blue merle collie, pet place, groomer: Hello Laura, Yes, it will grow back. Did your brother ask for a trim? were there mats in the coat? There are all sorts of things that may be the reason his dog was groomed the way he was. Always tell your groomer how you would like your dog to be groomed....

Dogs: Good brand of dog food, raw food diet, acidic diet
raw food diet, acidic diet, dry dog food: Rachel, Blue Buffalo is a good food, we carry it in our store. It is NOT too high in protein. Your dog should be able to digest any level of proteins without any problems. As a matter of fact, the grain free high protein foods are best for dogs. Unless...

Dogs: Great dane gestation, great dane, vulva
great dane, vulva, gestation: Hi Beatrice, Four to six weeks should show a redness to her nipples and also a slight puffiness. Her vulva should remain swollen as if she was still in season. She should also start to gain a bit of weight from this point on. If she has a small litter...

Dogs: Help About Health Facilities, cocker spaniels, health facility
cocker spaniels, health facility, going to the bathroom: Hi Susan, If you could get back to me with some specifics about what it is you re looking for, I may be able to offer suggestions. Are your dogs not house trained, and you re concerned about them going to the bathroom inside the health facility? ...

Dogs: housetraining, little cow, cow bell
little cow, cow bell, defecating: You, Lady, have done a wonderful job so far. If you can teach her to go on command, you have most of the problem won. Here are a couple of suggestions. First: find something that interests her. If it is toys, then get her a toy that she carries outside...

Dogs: Husky puppy Throwing up after eating., yellow bile, puppy foods
yellow bile, puppy foods, husky puppy: Hi Lauren, Yes, it very well could be the stress and unfamiliarity of his new surroundings. It s always a good idea to have him checked by a vet to make sure he s not suffering from some virus or something else. He should only get small amounts of food...

Dogs: jack Russell, pinch collar, consistent basis
pinch collar, consistent basis, jack russell: Hi Rebecca, You didn t say how you are disabled so i will give you the standard answers and let you work it out, ok? First: put a leash on him before company comes over. When they come in step on the leash so that when he jumps he gets jerked to the...

Dogs: looking male pomerean for meating, unwanted litters, aggression problems
unwanted litters, aggression problems, strong smelling urine: Hi, Thanks for writing with a question. After 4 years your dog is very smart about these things. She apparently read the following article and is trying to tell you something. Below is the article. I could not have said it better: Neuter your pet!...

Dogs: mastiff pregnancy, e mail address, american mastiff
e mail address, american mastiff, dead pups: Hello Melissa, December 9 is 63 days. I don t like that you can t feel puppy movement, but that could also be a small litter in a big dog. Can you have an Xray done? An ultra sound would be better it would show if they are moving. Is Oct 9 the only day...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer, local animal shelters, cheek pouch
local animal shelters, cheek pouch, internal organs: Hi Mike, There s no way to guess at what your dog s problem is. It could be anything from an intestinal blockage, to a problem with internal organs or about 100 things in between. If your dog not eating, throwing up and acting lethargic (seems to be...

Dogs: Getting a new puppy, little puppy, getting a new puppy
little puppy, getting a new puppy, benefit of the doubt: Hi Maddie, Actually, you ve got more than your mother to consider. At 11 years old, your other dog might not enjoy the company of a little puppy, or be happy about sharing it s home and family with another dog. You already know your current dog is grumpy...

Dogs: Possible further symtoms of allergies, symtoms of allergies, infliction
symtoms of allergies, infliction, bichon frise: Hi Tanya, Sorry to hear you have to go through all this. There can be many causes to this type of infliction but it seems that 90% of the time it has to do with the diet. Most all of the prescribed foods are junk. They take away certain nutrients that...

Dogs: Problem w/Eyesight, progressive retinal atrophy, enlarged pupils
progressive retinal atrophy, enlarged pupils, dark stairs: It sounds to me as though your dog has gone blind, and the most likely cause is PRA... Progressive Retinal Atrophy. This is a genetic blindess which takes months/years before it affects the dog enough that it has trouble seeing. At first the dog will have...

Dogs: rabies, rabies in dogs, public health unit
rabies in dogs, public health unit, rabies symptoms: Hi Albie, If a dog has bitten you, you should be seen by a doctor now, don t wait ten days. Hopefully, you thoroughly wash the wound with soap and running water. You should gather as much information about the dog as possible. Contact your doctor as...

Dogs: rabies, shelley davis, rabies
shelley davis, rabies, hi thanks: Hi, Thanks for writing to me about your puppy. It is unclear as to how long ago you were bitten by the puppy but I would think that you would know by now if he had died of rabies or if you had rabies. A dog with rabies is extremely rare and where would...

Dogs: rabies, rabies vaccines, open wounds
rabies vaccines, open wounds, answer check: Seriously, you really need to ask these questions of your doctor. Again, you cannot get rabies from a dog unless it has rabies, but if you should now be carrying rabies because of that dog bite, you could certainly pass it along to another creature. Stay...

Dogs: Saint Bernard dogs, saint bernard dogs, west highland white terrier
saint bernard dogs, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier: Hi Tracey, It s common for an un-nuetered adult male dog to be more aggressive than one that was neutered before sexual maturity (6 months or younger). This may well be your problem, and not that St. Bernard s don t get along with Westies or any other...

Dogs: Stomach noises, stomach noises, shelley davis
stomach noises, shelley davis, volunteer expert: Hi Dejavu, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s tummy noises. You haven t said what you are feeding her...many dogs cannot tolerate grains...and many grains these days are toxic, such as soy and corn, due to GMO being used. The best food would...

Dogs: Strange Behavior, strange behavior, loud noises
strange behavior, loud noises, medical question: Hi Alicia, It s tough to say what was going on. Depending on how old she is and what kind of diet she is on, it could be a stroke or seizure or simply a bad dream. We have a beagle that s done similar things. He is so scared of loud noises, thunder etc.,...

Dogs: Toy poodle pooping in house, toy poodle, going to the bathroom
toy poodle, going to the bathroom, physical ability: Hi Denise, This is the perfect example of people not understanding how a dog s mind works.. Obviously the people who owned him prior to you did not take the time to learn about their dog. You are being very smart to try and figure this out. Here is an...

Dogs: train my puppy, eukanuba puppy food, knuckle bones
eukanuba puppy food, knuckle bones, cabinet doors: Hi, I start taking my pups outside when they are six weeks old. You can start right away to take your pup out, but keep the pads until he understands that he is changing from pads to grass. This will take awhile. One good thing is that now that he is...

Dogs: 2nd Dog, small apartment, clove
small apartment, clove, mutt: There are so many breeds and mixes out there it is hard to say. And even within each breed, each dog is different. Perhaps this is a case where you should go to a shelter and follow your heart. There are many nice dogs, and you can see how they look with...

Dogs: My 45lb mixed breed dog eats and chews anything., novel objects, goats milk
novel objects, goats milk, household products: I can certainly sympathize with you. My dog was a year old when I got him, and he had 3 owners prior to me that couldn t put up with his extreme chewing habits. Thankfully it only lasted another 6 months or so, but it initially took a lot of management to...

Dogs: 4yr old Dalmation urinating in the house, open invitation, going to the bathroom
open invitation, going to the bathroom, love seat: Hi Cindy, If your vet has ruled out the possibility of a urinary tract infection, there are some things you can try to break your dog of this habit. Be sure your dog is urinating outside. You may need to walk him outside on a leash to confirm this. If...

Dogs: aggresiveness, toy poodle, 16yr
toy poodle, 16yr, pack leader: I do all I can to encourage rescue and help with problems with rescued dogs. This sounds too serious for me to fix over the net. An obedience class could be a good idea. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. Coul...

Dogs: Aggressive Dog During Breeding?, breeding, spay
breeding, spay, bred: Consider spaying your dog. Sadly, millions of needy dogs are denied homes because humans continue to create an overabundance of dogs. Yes, currently most states regard dogs as property, to be done with what we choose. However, when we commit ourselves to the...

Dogs: border collie stray, uterus infection, little tattoo
uterus infection, little tattoo, border collie: Hi Joyce, Some vets put a little tattoo on the dogs belly to signify spaying. If you don t see that then wait a year, if she hasn t come into heat by then she is probably spayed. There are some variables. Like a uterus infection which would give...

Dogs: Bouvier Des Flandres Skin flakey dry, dry skin
dry skin: Hi Mike, You certainly are feeding your dog a wonderful diet, but dry skin isn t always a symptom of a problem with the diet. You didn t say how old your Bouvier is, or how often you brush him. You can groom part of your dog every couple of days, or...

Dogs: Broken bone in skull, vet appointments, giving medication
vet appointments, giving medication, akbash: Hi Gillian, The potential long-term effects of skull fractures range from none to lifelong neurological dysfunction and death. There s no way for me to guess about how your particular dog will heal. That is a question you should ask your vet. Your...

Dogs: demodex mites, local animal shelters, demodex mites
local animal shelters, demodex mites, demodectic mange: Hi Vivi, Treating a dog for demodectic mange isn t a one shot deal. You need to treat your dog every other week for 6 to 8 applications or until 2 consecutive skin scrapings are negative. Without having a vet do the skin scraping test, you can t confirm...

Dogs: Dog breeding, miniature spitz, german spitz
miniature spitz, german spitz, green discharge: Hi, Some miniatures of all the breeds come into heat 3 times a year. Breeding once a year is the maximum to breed a female dog. You can breed these two, but know the risks. She could have a pup that is too big for her to pass. Although most animals have...

Dogs: Dog Breeds, conformation classes, doodle dogs
conformation classes, doodle dogs, miniature schnauzers: Well, of course, I truly think that miniature schnauzers are the very best breed in the entire world G , but everyone likes a breed for different reasons. This is something you need to figure out for yourself and your family. Here are some sites to help you...

Dogs: Dog coats, cold
cold: Hi Vicki, If your dog spends most of his time in your home, he s no better equipped to spend time outside on a cold winter s day, than you are. Of course, as individuals, some dogs tolerate the cold better than others. If your particular dog shows...

Dogs: Dog diet, purina dog chow, premium pet foods
purina dog chow, premium pet foods, weakened immune system: Hi Sandy, We define commercial dog foods as one s that contain one or more of the not-so-good and allergy causing ingredients. These ingredients are wheat, corn, soy, by-products, glutens, chemical preservatives, animal fats, or animal digest just to name...

Dogs: Dog Health, loose stools, different dogs
loose stools, different dogs, milk and dairy products: It is widely accepted that dogs are lactose intolerant. Most dogs will drink milk given a chance. Different dogs react differently, some passing it as waste, loose stools, gas, and even throwing up. So avoid giving your dog milk and other products with...

Dogs: Is my dog in labor, delivering puppies, last puppy
delivering puppies, last puppy, ravenous appetite: Hi Morgan, The signs of labor you ve described are pretty normal, and aren t a sign of a problem. Signs that your dog is having an emergency, and that you need to call a vet are: Record the time that your dog s labor begins. She will be restless...

Dogs: dog seizures, seizures
seizures: Hi Janie, Seizure disorders aren t uncommon in dogs, most of the time it s a condition that s controllable with the proper medication. If you haven t yet had your dog examined by your vet you should do so. It would help your vet if you could write down...

Dogs: Dog can't seem to throw up, inducing vomiting, intestinal blockage
inducing vomiting, intestinal blockage, allergic reactions: Hi Nicole, I can t say what s going on with your dog. Inducing vomiting could be the wrong thing to do, it all depends on what she s trying to expel (if something she ate is the cause of this problem). Other things which can cause a problem like this...

Dogs: Dogs of Puerto Rico before 1492, xoloitzcuintli club of america, indigenous dogs
xoloitzcuintli club of america, indigenous dogs, hairless dogs: Hi there, I m sorry, I don t recall the message you re referring to. Over a period of several years I ve answered over 5000 questions in this category. Perros Jibaros just means wild dogs. I don t know if they were a particular breed, or just a term...

Dogs: dominance behavior, dominance behavior, chocolate lab
dominance behavior, chocolate lab, 15 months: Denise, It seems to me she was an outside dog and never really got walked much. How is she with treats? If you can, I would sit down with the leash and let her come up to you while you have a treat. DON T TRY TO GRAB HER Go very slow. I think the leash...

Dogs: Dog Breeds, mentor, dogs
Dogs: Dog Breeds, mentor, dogs

Dogs: food choice for senior dog, siberian husky rescue, sick dogs
siberian husky rescue, sick dogs, bile duct: Hi Kate, I understand about our older four legged kids. My wife and I went through it with a couple. They both lived until they were about 17. One was a malamute mix and the other was a husky/hybrid mix. You nailed it right when you mentioned raw food...

Dogs: GSD health, unsalted chicken broth, dry dog food
unsalted chicken broth, dry dog food, cows milk: Cows milk is hard for dogs to digest. You might try goats if available. Better yet would be unsalted chicken broth. Put a little on his dry dog food and see if he eats it. You may even have to let him go a few days without eating. I have done that and...

Dogs: hi, puppy foods, puppy food
puppy foods, puppy food, ash content: Hi Ryan, There are a lot of puppy foods out on the market. First find out what the breeder is feeding and get a bag of that from him so you can mix it with what I am telling you. For the first 7 months feed him Eukanuba puppy food. You can start with...

Dogs: male pugs, breeding
breeding: Hi Sandra, Male dogs (no matter the breed) are capable of breeding quite young, usually when it begins humping behavior, which might be as young as 6 months of age. Female dogs on the other hand, should not be bred before their second heat cycle to...

Dogs: my mini schnauzer pregnant or not, dead puppies, false pregnancy
dead puppies, false pregnancy, breeding dogs: Bitches can only conceive after they ovulate, but sperm *can* sometimes live up to a week and fertilize the eggs once they are released... that is an occasional sperm; most do not live that long. The thing is, most bitches will be QUITE unreceptive about...

Dogs: Personality Change, dogs brother, secondary position
dogs brother, secondary position, pack leader: Hi Narelle, Some dogs do not do well when their owner leaves them or boards them. They get very disoriented. I don t know why this happens with some dogs, but I find the more emotional dogs seem to have this reaction. He will come around again soon. Just...

Dogs: Plaque-Blast for dogs, teeth, bad breath
teeth, bad breath, dental: There are several tartar removers on the market. I looked up Plaque Blasts ingredients & personally cannot recommend it since it contains several ingredients that I would consider not appropriate for a dog to ingest such as Chlorine Dioxide, Disodium & Monopotassium...

Dogs: potty training, husky puppy, puppy potty training
husky puppy, puppy potty training, crate training: POTTY TRAINING Depending how old your pup is determines how to potty train your dog. If he is 8 weeks, he will need to empty his bladder: Every two hours. Immediately after waking up. Immediately after eating. About a half hour into play time. He will...

Dogs: puppy, pomchi, getting a puppy
pomchi, getting a puppy, perfect puppy: Hi Bea, Thank you for writing to me. I m glad that you are taking your time about getting a puppy but I want to speak quite frankly with you about this and I hope that you will be open to my observations and advice? From what you have described, I would...

Dogs: Puppy bedtime, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home,...

Dogs: my puppy is sick and vomitting clear fluid, milk and cereal, ceral and milk
milk and cereal, ceral and milk, male boxer: The vet is the best thing in a case like this. If there is no vet give him a tablespoon of mineral oil, but give him a little at a time over a ten minute period until it is all in him. Take away his water and just leave an ice cube in his dish, if he finishes...

Dogs: Rosemary Extract safe for dogs?, cod liver oil, holistic vet
cod liver oil, holistic vet, type answers: Hi Stephanie, I ve not had a lot of experience with rosemary and it s uses for dogs. But from what I do know is that many things can trigger seizures. From herbs to chemicals to environmental smells. I have read a few opinions from people that claim that...

Dogs: Shiny coat, omega fatty acids, bristle brush
omega fatty acids, bristle brush, puppy breed: Lack of a shiny coat is usually due to dirt in the coat or a poor-quality food. Bathe your dog regularly with a good shampoo; one I recommend is Chris Christensen s Black on Black. In between baths, spray him with witch hazel and brush his coat with a flat...

Dogs: sick dog, boiled chicken breast, knox blox
boiled chicken breast, knox blox, low sodium chicken broth: Hi Jennfier, I m so sorry to hear about your dog s condition. I know the feeling of desperation when something like this happens over the weekend, and Monday feels like it s a week away. Since you re seeing the vet on Monday, I think just getting through...

Dogs: Stop my 1 year old silk terrier from pooping in the house, empty bladder, sunroom
empty bladder, sunroom, kidneys: Hi, I need to know when you feed him for one thing; that would help a lot. For now, when you are home, he is only allowed to be in one room, the room you are mostly in. Also, make sure in the morning he goes out twice. He has been holding his bladder all...

Dogs: urine smell emergency, pee pee, dish soap
pee pee, dish soap, baking soda: Hi Katherine, BioDeodorizer gets rid of odors by digesting their sources. Safe for use on everything. Eliminates odors and freshens. BioDeodorizer is non-toxic, fully biodegradable, has a neutral pH and contains no harmful phosphates. http://www.lifesabundance.com/spotts...

Dogs: why now?, time management tool, trash cans
time management tool, trash cans, garbage bags: Hi Jasmine, Your dog s sudden change of behavior can be due to a number of things, ranging from a need for more exercise, being alone for too much time each day, a change in your family s regular routine (or other changes in your home) or some other situation...

Dogs: my 1 year old chorkie might be pregnant by my 1 year old lab mix.., chorkie, pregnant dogs
chorkie, pregnant dogs, vets office: Hi ashley,   Thanks for your question. The symptoms that you have specified are all good indications that your dog is pregnant. To be sure you can have an ultrasound done in your vets office. If you don t want to spend that money there are also other...

Dogs: 6 month old boston terrier not energetic, kennel cough, old boston
kennel cough, old boston, boston terrier: Patrick, Thanks for your question. I understand your concern. My advice to you is to make an appointment with your vet. There are a number of conditions that go along with the symptoms you specified. I cannot give you an honest answer because I would...

Dogs: adopting a puppy, cavalier king charles spaniel, smooth fox terrier
cavalier king charles spaniel, smooth fox terrier, cavalier king charles: Hi, I would probably recommend the following dogs for you: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (get a good breeder) Smooth Fox Terrier (female only, pick the calmest in the litter) Miniature Schnauzer (but train not to bark early, I had schnauzers for...

Dogs: beagle pain syndrome, manageable disease, pain medication
manageable disease, pain medication, frequent attacks: Hi Shivani, Beagle pain syndrome is also known by the name Steroid Responsive Meningitis. It s best to use the lowest possible dose of prednisolone, but it sounds like your dog is in pain at the 5mg dose. This disease causes excruciating pain, your vet...

Dogs: Boxer drinking excessive water, wet foods, protein content
wet foods, protein content, cottage cheese: Hi Lisa, I m glad to hear you have her on a good food like that. It will do her a lot of good. Instinct is a very good food that is grain free, potato free and actually has the raw food coating on the outside containing enzymes and probiotics. This is...

Dogs: buying a family dog for young children, puppy training, family environment
puppy training, family environment, boykin: The best dog I know with children is a boxer. They are in tune with them. However, saying that I think the Brittany is a wonderful, kind, happy dog that should fit into any household in the world with or without children. They are intelligent, low maintenance...

Dogs: canine calcium oxalate stones, calcium oxalate stones, chronic renal failure
calcium oxalate stones, chronic renal failure, mertazapine: Hi there, The oatmeal and milk is actually good and helps with this. You are doing the right thing. Any time you can get a dog to eat during renal failure is great. I hope this information helps or gives you more to think about. If there is anything...

Dogs: cold or allergies, kennel cough, long walks
kennel cough, long walks, dog coughs: Hi there, Dogs do not get colds like people do, but they can have respiratory infections. A discharge from the nose generally means trouble. Several diseases including distemper, bacterial rhinitis, infected sinuses, and kennel cough can be the reason.A...

Dogs: concerning puppy behavior, baby teethers, sore gums
baby teethers, sore gums, shelley davis: Hi Joy, Thanks for writing to me about your puppy. The reason he is behaving the way you have described is because he s teething and his gums are hurting him. The toy is soothing to his sore gums. There are specially puppy teethers that are very helpful,...

Dogs: dachshund bleeding two days after giving birth to he first litter, afterbirth, giving birth
afterbirth, giving birth, dachshund: Jada, Thanks for your question, I understand your concern. It is normal for your dog to bleed a couple days after giving birth. This happens a lot. If she is still bleeding 5 or more days then she will need to go to the vet. If this is the case they...

Dogs: Daisy, red tick hound, bladder infection
red tick hound, bladder infection, petco: Hi Barb, It sounds like you guys need to hire a dog trainer or animal behaviorist. The behaviorist are more expensive so I would go with the trainer. The dog trainer will be able to teach the dog that this type of behavior is not acceptable. In these cases...

Dogs: Dog, antibiotic resistant bacteria, shelley davis
antibiotic resistant bacteria, shelley davis, low thyroid: Hi Courtney, The blisters can be caused by something that got in between the toes and is causing friction which in turn has become infected. If your dog has a low thyroid this would make him more prone to getting infections so have your vet run a blood...

Dogs: Dog not eating/liver issues, homeopathic veterinarian, male collie
homeopathic veterinarian, male collie, phone consults: Hi there, It is critical to get them to eat again. I do not know what is available in Where you live, so I recommend looking for healers (of people or animals) who know your native traditions and local herbs as these may help your dog really recover from...

Dogs: Dog Food Recommendation, raw food diet, sensitive digestive system
raw food diet, sensitive digestive system, english bulldogs: Hi Michael, The Canidae and Great Life are both premium foods, we carry both of them in our store. The Canidae is a little high in grains so I don t really push that food as much. The Great Life foods are some of my favorite. I think most all dogs should...

Dogs: dog training, two fingers, lower jaw
two fingers, lower jaw, hot sauce: Maria, You didn t say how old he is. If he is a puppy: Tell him NO! very loud and cross your arms over your chest and ignore him. If he is older than a young pup. try this technique and if it doesn t work try the following: Put some very hot sauce...

Dogs: dog wound, pit mix, puncture marks
pit mix, puncture marks, peroxide: You could try working in some Neosporin or Triple Antibiotic. If you don t see any improvement pretty quick, better see the vet. Don t let it take a turn for the worse over the weekend. I am surprised to hear that. Their play often looks terrible,...

Dogs: dogs, purina beneful, free dog food
purina beneful, free dog food, digestive problem: I don t know if she will fart if you squeeze her. If you are worried about her being bloated, she will need to be examined by a veterinarian. That is the only way for sure to find out. Just by squeezing her, this will not tell you. If she acts like she...

Dogs: dogs, quality dog food, distended abdomen
quality dog food, distended abdomen, bloated stomach: Hello again, Yes, farting may make your dog feel better, since all that extra gas in her gut can be very uncomfortable. The point of my suggestions is that excess gas isn t normal, and you should be looking at ways to stop the formation of excessive gas...

Dogs: DOGS GOING TO THE USA, international travel
international travel: Hi Zoe, Pet dogs, no matter the breed, are allowed into the US, provided you have documentation that your dogs are current on their inoculations (must be vaccinated against rabies within 30 days of your travel, and have a valid rabies certificate for...

Dogs: Enlarged kidneys, enlarged kidneys, mini schnauzer
enlarged kidneys, mini schnauzer, vitamin c supplement: Hi there, I would be tempted to believe that he is suffering from urinary crystals (struvite most likely). It is probably accompanied by a severe UTI and I would highly recommend you start using a cranberry supplement (which you can buy in capsule form...

Dogs: Excessive Shedding, sensitive digestive system, english bulldogs
sensitive digestive system, english bulldogs, english bulldog: Hi Michael, Dogs can start shedding fast in a weather change. I don t know where you live or what the weather has been like but it is a possibility. If it s been continually cold and she is not let inside at all, then that would be unusual.  If everything...

Dogs: eyelid inflammation, eye infection, benadryl
eye infection, benadryl, pink eye: Jamie, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. My heart goes out to you and I can tell that you are in a panic. I would give him 2cc s of Benadryl a day. I also recommend that you take him to a vet because this could be an eye infection or...

Dogs: my 1 year old chorkie might be pregnant by my 1 year old lab mix..
Dogs: my 1 year old chorkie might be pregnant by my 1 year old lab mix..

Dogs: Good family dog?, border collie, collie
Dogs: Good family dog?, border collie, collie, relatives

Dogs: my female dog, spayed females, shelley davis
spayed females, shelley davis, mammary glands: Hi, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. It is most likely that she has Mastitis which is essentially a bacterial infection of the milk ducts in a dog s mammary glands, producing a thick yellowish colored liquid (pus). Any female dog can get this...

Dogs: Good family dog?, border collies, border collie
border collies, border collie, pack leader: Hi Lisanne, How old is this puppy? Husky s are not known to have the best temperament with cats, but the border collie will hopefully balance that out. It says you are already in the process so what should I tell you? With children that are young, that...

Dogs: Heart Murmur stage 2, puppy heart murmur
puppy heart murmur : Hi Ann, If you were going to crop your puppy s ears, now would be the time to do it. Most vets will not crop past 12 weeks of age. The window of opportunity for cropping is between 10-12 weeks of age. Beyond 12 weeks, cropped ears are unlikely ever to...

Dogs: house trained labrador relapsed, food bowls, jabs
food bowls, jabs, relapse: Naomi, Thanks for your question. The best way to prevent this is to feed him a little less and in the mornings or afternoon. Then at night let him out frequently.  Keep record of when he usually goes and make sure that he goes. Then you will figure out...

Dogs: itchy paws, gold bond powder, allegies
gold bond powder, allegies, sensitive skin: Whitney Since this is the only place she is itchy, I would tend to think it was something she is walking on instead of eating. Is she in a lot of damp ground. Is there fertilizer on the grass? Get some gold bond powder and work it into her paws. Also,...

Dogs: LETHARGIC PUPPY, chorkie, riding in the car
chorkie, riding in the car, 2am: Lia, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. My heart goes out to you and I can tell that you are in a panic. The best thing you can do before going to the vet is make him comfortable and help him relax. Then he will also be calm at the bets...

Dogs: Lily Mae is very swollen &a little o I do?, lily mae, sanitary panties
lily mae, sanitary panties, doggie diapers: Hello Jennifer, Her swelling should be down in a few days there is nothing for that swelling. These are the best, they STAY ON. They are also the cheapest. http://www.jefferspet.com/sanitary-pants/p/0028532/ other panties and diapers: These are...

Dogs: looking to adopt a dog, english bulldog, walking at night
english bulldog, walking at night, local rescue: Hi Ashley, Congrats on your decision to adopt a new family member! To list some breeds to consider, a Whippet or English Bulldog, while having two totally different body styles and temperaments, may be good matches for their low prevalence of barking,...

Dogs: lump on dog, mast cell tumor, fatty tumor
mast cell tumor, fatty tumor, ingrown hairs: Hi Greg, I think it might be a fatty tumor or Lipoma is a benign fatty lump. They are very common in older, middle-aged dogs. Overweight female dogs are especially prone to developing Lipomas.   Lipomas are usually just under the skin, but they can...

Dogs: Mini Pinscher peeing, mini pinscher, last thing at night
mini pinscher, last thing at night, belly band: It can be very hard to housebreak a dog once it gets used to pottying in the house; I might venture a guess as to that being the reason Benji ended up at the shelter. You need to pretend you just brought home an eight-week-old puppy. You also need to have...

Dogs: mini schnauzer, kidney areas, mini schnauzer
kidney areas, mini schnauzer, anal glands: A good photo would be helpful in this instance, but it certainly is NOT anal glands as those are located inside the anus at about 4 and 8 o clock, under the dog s tail. http://images-partners-tbn.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSP1nNhhxo58SV3cyralbQkXfwueu0Rsib5bA-3O-M9D7hLMl51Jw:www.dr-dan.com/images/Dan/Perineumnormal.JPG...

Dogs: naughty jack russel/fox terrier, puppy food, fox terrier
puppy food, fox terrier, chew toys: First he needs more exercise and distraction. He is doing some of these things from boredom. Keep a leash on him for awhile so when he goes to jump on the bonnet you can correct with a sharp NO and a snap on the leash. Get Eukanuba puppy food and he should...

Dogs: New puppy problems with older dog..., mini poodle, puppy problems
mini poodle, puppy problems, first few days: The fighting sounds like play. One thing to watch for is if the smaller one escapes and stays under the furniture or something. We had 5 dogs in the house over the weekend including a 6 year Shepherd that is 26 at the shoulder and a 5 month old Lab 19...

Dogs: Nipples leaking blood, breast cancer treatment, spayed female
breast cancer treatment, spayed female, aggression problems: Your dog may have a condition called Mastitis.  This is an infection of the milk ducts which if left untreated can lead to gangrene. This is a medical emergency and if left untreated can be fatal.  Please call your vet on an emergency basis to have your dog...

Dogs: Can nylon bones were down my dog's teeth?, nylon bone, fractured teeth
nylon bone, fractured teeth, gums: Any item that is abrasive can wear the teeth if enough time & pressure are applied. Anything with a sharp edge can abrade or lacerate gum tissue. Dogs are usually so into the chewing that they don t stop just because their gums are abraded. Nylon bones...

Dogs: Pomeranian breeding color results, solid colors, concrete answer
solid colors, concrete answer, pomeranians: Hi Kayla, You might. The solid colors are more dominant than the party colors. It depends what gene is passed down at the time of the breeding. My guess would be that you would have mostly solid color and then maybe one party color. There is no concrete...

Dogs: Potty Training Issue, poodle puppy, sleeping on the floor
poodle puppy, sleeping on the floor, night time: I think you need to either go back to the pads or crate her. She has the idea it is OK to relieve herself there and the space for enough activity to stimulate the need to relieve her self. The crate restricts activity allowing her not to have to relieve...

Dogs: prednisone and canine lymphoa, carnation condensed milk, malnutrion
carnation condensed milk, malnutrion, female boxer: Call your vet immediately and tell him she has not improved; he may tell you it needs more time. Ask if he could give her something to calm her stomach as well (ask about suppositories or a shot). What are you trying to feed her? Give her infant beef...

Dogs: problems with pug., submissive dog
submissive dog: Hi Anne, Has Sofie been on pain medication since the spay surgery? Often, trembling is a sign of pain, as is not wanting to walk around. When your vet told you to soften your dog s food as a solution to her painful defecation, it was a good simple...

Dogs: My Puppies!, schnauzer puppies, puppy behavior
schnauzer puppies, puppy behavior, wrestling match: I guess I would call this normal puppy behavior, but since most puppies in a litter are around the same size, they can t even come anywhere near trying to do this. They generally just grab anywhere they can and the wrestling match is on! I really think...

Dogs: Puppy has lump below her jawline, border collie mix, diseases of the salivary glands
border collie mix, diseases of the salivary glands, enlarged lymph node: Hi Erin, I have a few theory s of what might have happened. I also highly recommend that you take your dog to the vet immidiatly because it s the size of it seems abnormal to me. Do you have any wild animals near your home that might have bit your dog....

Dogs: Puppy weight, feline health issues, large breed puppy food
feline health issues, large breed puppy food, gold wolf: Hi Jenn, You are absolutely right about wanting to wait to have him neutered. We are firm believers that you should wait until your dog is fully matured. There are numerous issues that could arise if done too early. I would very much question your vets...

Dogs: Puppy weight health, large breed puppy food, purina one
large breed puppy food, purina one, puppy chow: Hi Jenn, I would be more worried about feeding him that I.D. food much more than if his growth has been stunted. I doubt if his growth was stunted but I m not sure what was going on with him before. The one thing I do know for a fact, the Purina One...

Dogs: Referral to Vet in Miami, heartworm medication, natural holistic pet care
heartworm medication, natural holistic pet care, larry bernstein: Hi Giselle, Thank you for writing to me. Here are some links and suggestions: go to www.ahvma.org and look for florida -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.crvetcenter.com Look for link to nutritional...

Dogs: Rescue Dog & Barking, bad shape, wooded area
bad shape, wooded area, rottweiler: First of all, I am not an animal behaviorist, and I think that is what you need for your dog. You did not mention if he is neutered, and I think if he is intact, that could be responsible for some of his behavior; he should be neutered if he is not. I think...

Dogs: shots, puppy shots
puppy shots: Hi Dan, The general recommendation of the American Veterinary Medical Association is that puppies get a minimum of three sets of a 3-in-1 combination vaccine, given at approximately 8, 11 and 14 weeks of age. This protects against three of the most serious...

Dogs: St. Bernard becoming more aggressive, aggression in dogs, small dogs
aggression in dogs, small dogs, park environment: Hi Doreen, I can offer my thoughts on the matter, but please note that aggression is difficult to assess and address without having seen your dog s behavior personally. Many factors play into aggression, and no two cases are exactly the same. With that...

Dogs: my twi male dogs are agressive towards eachother and have to always be separated, cost of neutering, shelley davis
cost of neutering, shelley davis, boston terriers: Hi Breana, Thanks for writing to me...the first step is to get both these dogs neutered. They are driven by their testesterone and can t help themselves. Do not get rid of them at this point..you need to have them neutered and then give them at least...

Dogs: ugh....dog, feco, exact spot
feco, exact spot, greyhounds: Hi, You have to make sure he is on a leash at all times in the beginning training. You didn t mention how old he is. I could use that information to help you. The problem is that you have no control over the dog. When you are at home, in the house, you...