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Dogs: natrual flea and tick repellant, natural flea treatment, natural flea products
natural flea treatment, natural flea products, fleas and ticks: Hi Carly, Many companies use garlic in there editable flea treats/foods. Too much is not good so I would look maybe to purchase treats formulated with garlic or find specific recipes. I ve never heard of anyone using lemongrass but it may be possible....

Dogs: pomeranian pinched nerve, shelley davis, pinched nerve
shelley davis, pinched nerve, volunteer expert: Hi Lynn, Thanks for writing to me. So sorry about your little Pom having a pinched nerve. I would suggest taking her for acupuncture. I do believe it could be very helpful. You can also use some ginger capsules for the inflamation. I m assuming that...

Dogs: preventing pregnancy in dog, unwanted litters, 10 puppies
unwanted litters, 10 puppies, spay or neuter: Hi Jenny, Thanks for writing to me. You probably will not like my response very much but breeding isn t the way to go with this dog. Here are some reasons to spay her: reasons to spay or neuter your pet! 1.Your female pet will live a longer, healthier...

Dogs: problems with 2 chihuahua's and poop, going to the bathroom, physical ability
going to the bathroom, physical ability, training seminar: Shelly, How did you teach the male to tell you? Do the same with the female. If that doesn t work crate her until she has to go. Take her out and make sure you name the action like good potty . If she only urinates, when you bring her back in, put her...

Dogs: rice in dogs diet, breast of veal, chicken gizzards
breast of veal, chicken gizzards, homemade gravy: Hi David, I applaud your efforts to feed a good diet for your dogs. It s a lot of work to keep up with it but at least you know what s going it in. I don t know what ratio you are putting in the organ meat but just be careful to not add too much at a...

Dogs: The right dog, getting a dog
getting a dog: Hi Louis, Just about any dog will do fine in a home that has a quarter acre. If your plan is to not walk your dog and to let it outside by itself, your property would need to be fenced in. If your dog would be outside daily for long periods of time it would...

Dogs: Sheep dog mix mats, andis clippers, sheep dog
andis clippers, sheep dog, groomer: Hi Joanne, I love the Andis clippers. For that type of coat, you should get a Professional 2-speed clipper. Included is a website to view all the clippers and blades you will need to go alone with your new clipper. http://www.groomersmall.com/clippers.htm...

Dogs: Skin and Coat Issue, organic coconut oil, cortisone shot
organic coconut oil, cortisone shot, flea allergy: Mike, I definitely understand the budget concerns. We have helped people through this all during the recession we ve been going through. The need and desire to feed a good diet and stay within a budget is a top concern with many of our customers. As...

Dogs: Strange behavior, seizures
seizures: Hi Donna, There are different kinds of seizures, they all don t involve loss off muscle control or falling over. It sounds to me (and I m not a veterinarian mind you) that your dog is having some form of mild seizures, this could be Absence Seizures...

Dogs: temporal/masseter atophy, masseter muscles, initial shock
masseter muscles, initial shock, contusion: Leah, Thank you for your question, You can contact your local animal shelter. Explain to them what happened and ask if they know of any vet that could take a look at BG and explain your financial situation. There are some vets that do charity type...

Dogs: Trimming Yorkies, tiny ears, guide hope
tiny ears, guide hope, andis: Hi Marika, I m not sure what happened to my first response to you but here it is again. I like to use a comb attachment over a 30 Andis blade to give a natural looking shorter clip on the back. You can use a 7f ( f stands for finishing blade) or a 5f,...

Dogs: My 5 yr old dog has bumps on his snout, nose color, snout
nose color, snout, old dog: Kristina, Thank you for the question , I will need a little more info . Color of the bumps, are they tender if you touch them ? oozing any liquid ?It might be bacteria, i am still checking out some more idea s. Since i do not have all the information...

Dogs: anti social dog, puppy mill dogs, eyesight problems
puppy mill dogs, eyesight problems, food dish: Unfortunately, I don t believe that rescuing puppy mill dogs does them any service. There are several critical periods in a young dog s life, and once those developmental times are past, without proper input , they are pretty much lost forever. http://www.mush-puppies.com/puppydevelopment.pdf...

Dogs: broken dog toenail, broken nail
broken nail: Hi Tashima, Nail injuries are very painful for dogs. If your dog will allow you to touch the nail to remove the damaged portion, that would be great. If not, you need to take your dog to your veterinarian. Broken nails need to be trimmed above the break,...

Dogs: Chewing Furniture, chewing
chewing: Hi Wanda, I ll have to disagree with you. I think the reason your dogs chew the furniture is out of boredom. Dogs who are bored are more likely get into trouble when left alone. Your dogs are young and active, and even though they have a dog door to...

Dogs: chihuahua aggression, running in place, wits end
running in place, wits end, time and distance: Hi, This first place to get control over your dog is in your home. I would work on sit stay down and heel (which is walk on the leash by your side without pulling). When you are in the home, teach her to stay no matter what is going on around...

Dogs: Chihuahua breeding, chihuahuas, arthritis
chihuahuas, arthritis, dna: Brianne, Most breeders can use a male for a long time, however, after 10 years of age you must get DNA on him for AKC. As long as he is comfortable and not hurting (arthritis, etc) you should be able to breed him once or twice a year until he is over 10...

Dogs: depression, two dogs, pit bull
two dogs, pit bull, pitbull: Hi Ernie, So sorry to hear about your lab. Dogs do have a time of depression when their buddy is gone. I suggest that you keep your dog busy and in time your pit bull will get better. Try taking some walks, playing tug, fetch, give some yummy treats,...

Dogs: dog, nancy ps, emergency vet
nancy ps, emergency vet, benadrly: Pam, Do you have any all night vets you can call? You might need a shot of something to get it to work through faster. I am sure your dog is going to be very sleepy. If you don t have an all night vet, you can call our local vet and ask. I am just not...

Dogs: dog, spaying
spaying: Hi Kristen, Often the first sign of a female dog coming heat is often swelling of her vulva. This swelling can occur anytime from a week before bleeding, to the day before. Other signs of heat are behavioral changes. Your dog may start to hump other...

Dogs: My dog, shelley davis, fresh water
shelley davis, fresh water, zen: Hi Dylan, Thank you for writing to me. What a nice dog you have!!! Licking can be a way of deferring to you as the head of the pack. It can also be that you taste very delicious to him!! It is also a form of deep bonding! Make sure he has enough fresh...

Dogs: My dog died suddenly., dog loss
dog loss: Hello again, As I said before nobody other than your vet can say why your dog died. The info I provided in my earlier message regarding the number one cause of sudden death in a young dog, was from a study by Purdue University Animal Diagnostics Laboratory...

Dogs: dog grooming, grooming books, grooming shop
grooming books, grooming shop, pet industry: Hi Jackie, I got into the business by starting out as a dog bather. If you have groomers around you that would take you on as free help in exchange for learning that s a great way to enter the business. Also, there are schools that teach grooming. ...

Dogs: dogs, medicine dropper, eye dropper
medicine dropper, eye dropper, shelley davis: Dear Evelyn, Thank you for writing to me. Your dog is VERY sick...when a dog stops eating it is a sign that the dog is extremely ill. The length of time your dog hasn t eaten is saying that whatever it is, it hasn t been resolved. You need to bring...

Dogs: dogs eating poop, food allergies, type nutrients, vitamin regimen
type nutrients, vitamin regimen, vital nutrients: Some dry food can be a part of their diet. We don t feed it anymore but my mom does like to add a little to her dogs food just to give them something to crunch. It may help work their gums some. Of course we like feeding raw bones for our dogs to chew on....

Dogs: English Bull Terrier - breeding., english bull terrier, false pregnancy
english bull terrier, false pregnancy, vet bills: Hi, I haven t heard of too many false pregnancies doing that. I may be behind the times, but I have had dogs that I didn t spay and they had false pregnancies until they were twelve with no problems. I will probably have to do more research on that, but...

Dogs: Gnawing/ Uncontrollable Itch, allergy medicines, allergy medication
allergy medicines, allergy medication, steroid prescriptions: Hi Shane, I m sorry to hear about Burgess, unfortunately allergies that develop after moving are fairly common. I recently went through the same situation with my dog after moving to another state, and it was a battle to get him back to normal. As...

Dogs: House breaking multiple dogs, free feeder, poor babies
free feeder, poor babies, legged kids: Hi, Although it is going to be hard, you must start over, completely. Here is an article I wrote several years ago for a training session I was giving, it will help you see how dogs think: Dogs will naturally keep their dens clean, it is an instinct....

Dogs: Itchy skin, bitter apple, french bulldog
bitter apple, french bulldog, hind legs: Hi Julie, Thanks for the . It sounds like a hot spot The technical term for hot spots is moist pyotraumatic dermatitis.Feel to look this up. It can come from a flea, tick or other bug bite and could be a really small bite that you cant see. I have...

Dogs: Nervous dog, aggressive dog
aggressive dog: Hi Cara, Because your dog s aggression problem has been going on for a number of years now, I think if you were able to get a handle on it, you would have by now. Because this problem isn t going away, you should have your dog evaluated by a dog behaviorist....

Dogs: Pit Bulls, Pit Bulls
Pit Bulls: Hi Jessica, First a little background, Pit Bull is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physical characteristics. Usually a Pit Bull is considered one of several breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire...

Dogs: Rotti puppy, constant scratching and UTI, raw food diet, large breed puppy food
raw food diet, large breed puppy food, purina one: Hi Vivian, Typically we don t see too many food allergies in such young puppies. But, when the parents are fed a bad food, they can pass down many health problems such as these for three generations. As long as your vet has ruled out any type of parasite,...

Dogs: seperation anxity, male dogs, anxity
male dogs, anxity, petedge: Don, Sorry for delay, storms had Internet down here. Well it sounds like he is not getting the messages you have been giving. Since this is when you leave him, I would try the male wraps that go around the belly. It reduces cleaning at the least and they...

Dogs: Siberian Husky Loss of Appitite, vomiting
vomiting: Hi Stephanie, Even though your dog has tested negative for a tick-borne infection there is always the possibility of a false negative, your vet might want to rerun the tests. Because your dog has an elevated white blood cell count, it means that she s...

Dogs: socializing 3ish year old catahoula, catahoula leopard, pinch collars
catahoula leopard, pinch collars, pinch collar: Jackie, Hi And what a great at a great time. I have a 7 year old golden mix. We got him a few months ago ...The people that had him did not want him anymore,he is a really nice dog and does well at the groomers but not with the other dogs in our condo...

Dogs: Weight Control, ways to reduce weight, nutrition class
ways to reduce weight, nutrition class, grain companies: David, The Nutri Source is a decent food. Not the best but far from the worst. They do contain artificial flavors and the are a huge distributer of dog foods so their source proteins are not always the best. But this is still far better than other commercial...

Dogs: I have a 6 lb Yorkie, nail cutting
nail cutting: Hi Ana, Many dogs have an aversion to having their feet handled and their nails cut. It can be extremely helpful if you were to walk your dog on a rough surface such as concrete sidewalks. Your dog s nails would be neatly trimmed naturally without...

Dogs: My Blue Heeler/ Great dane - lab mix, pigs ears, bully sticks
pigs ears, bully sticks, natural dog food: Toneo, Congrats on your new buddy ;-) It s not easy to tell what size a dog will turn out to. At best we can take a guess. BIG is my guess. Around 110#s Would be just a guess. I wish i could give you a better idea or a more definitive . I can see...

Dogs: Bonding, taking out the garbage, two dogs
taking out the garbage, two dogs, lap dog: I wouldn t worry about this too much as the dog will always be yours... but, frankly, some dogs do bond to some people just because . I also have always been the one who fed, walked, played with, groomed, etc. the dogs here, and over the years, two became...

Dogs: breedingafterneutered, neutering, sexual performance
neutering, sexual performance, testicle: Helen, It depends. How long ago was he neutered? If recently, he may still have what it takes to breed. If he was neutered and they only got one testicle, he could still be fertile. If he had been sexually active before neutering, it is still...

Dogs: Canine false pregnancy, false pregnancy
false pregnancy: Hi Shelly, Spaying a dog while she is pregnant is called an abortion or a pregnancy termination , and yes, it can be done. Spaying a dog during a pregnancy, unless very close to term, does not pose significantly elevated risks to the dog over and above...

Dogs: caring for my older dogs teeth, apple cider vinegar, 1 800 pet meds
apple cider vinegar, 1 800 pet meds, uses of apple cider vinegar: Hi, Thanks for writing to me about your dog s dental issues. You certainly seem to have taken good care of her. Sometimes no matter what we do, genetics gets the upper hand. My concern is about the food you are giving to her. Many people think that...

Dogs: my chihuahua won't bond with me, puppy kindergarten class, dog obedience class
puppy kindergarten class, dog obedience class, snuggler: Hi Jan, Depending on the age of the dog you were given, and how well it s been socialized. It could take a month or longer for the dog to bond with you. As far as walking nicely on the leash, this is something a dog needs to be trained to do, it s...

Dogs: dog, vitamin mineral supplement, razor edge
vitamin mineral supplement, razor edge, wild dogs: Again, many ifs if he is fertile, it should take if you bred him on a day when she is fertile, it should take if he is healthy, it should take if he is not over bred thus weakening the sperm count, he should take. if he ties with her properly,...

Dogs: dog wont go on heat, mini foxie, college dorms
mini foxie, college dorms, female dogs: Jarrod, Some claim that if females are kept together they will sometimes go into season together(Girls that live together in college dorms will get their period at the same time) You have 3 dogs and only 1 goes into heat. Most female dogs go into heat about...

Dogs: dogs not getting along, american pitbull terrier, basset hound
american pitbull terrier, basset hound, hand clap: Hi Sara, Thank you for your question. This is a pretty common problem when we have 2 dogs. One has to be the alpha dog. The best way is to have them meet outside of the home and bring them in together but we cant do this now so we need to come up with a...

Dogs: excessive whining, hand clap, clap your hands
hand clap, clap your hands, greenie: I am glad the hand clap is working for you. This also might just be the whole New place new people stuff Lets hope he starts to come around real soon. I am still looking into a few more things and if i find anything new i will send it out. Thank you...

Dogs: To many fleas, laundry soap, chemical flea
laundry soap, chemical flea, vacuum bag: Hi Stephanie, We typically do not like chemical flea treatments but when you have an infestation, it can become necessary. It s not something you want to do every month as it will wreak havoc on a dogs immune system but you want quick action to save...

Dogs: Golden Retriver, scratching, biting, probably some type of allergy, gold bond powder, artificial colorings
gold bond powder, artificial colorings, weakened immune system: Hello, Sorry to hear you re having so many issues. It s painful to watch your dog suffer like that, I know! That s pretty much what got us started in learning all about nutrition for dogs and then eventually leaving our other occupations and opening up...

Dogs: Hair Loss on Catahoula Mountain Cur, Itching and Hair loss
Itching and Hair loss: Hi Michelle, A skin scraping and microscopic examination of a dog s skin wonít always reveal the presence of mange (which are actually mites). On average, only 20% of infected dogs will have mites on a random skin scraping. Your dog needs to be examined...

Dogs: Incessant Whining, mild sedative, miniature poodle
mild sedative, miniature poodle, blood relatives: Hi, I still think a lot of this is escalated due to stress in the house and how busy it is with everyone visiting. The possessiveness , however, is something else. That is because he feels he is the boss. You need to take charge of him. When he growls,...

Dogs: Killing fleas in carpets., laundry section, epsom salt
laundry section, epsom salt, laundry soap: Hi Angie, I ve never heard of using epsom salt and pennyroyal oil. It may work, I don t know, just don t know anyone who have used that combination. What we do and recommend to our customers is to use Borax Laundry soap. Maybe the ingredients are similar....

Dogs: I'm fed up, miniature poodle, behaviour problems
miniature poodle, behaviour problems, spurts: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A VET AND THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. Get him neutered (females are spayed). That right there might eliminate the problem. He s marking his territory. Once you get him neutered, there might need to be some retraining and reminding...

Dogs: nails trimmed, natural pet food, natural relaxers
natural pet food, natural relaxers, anxiety formulas: Hi Abbott, I feel for your problem as many dogs experience this. This is really an animal behaviorist question. They have worked with people on this issue. But I will try to give you a couple things to try. But if you have a trainer in your area,...

Dogs: NEEDS to have her nails trimmed, peticure, dremel tool
peticure, dremel tool, yorkie: Get yourself something like the Peticure, which is basically a dremel tool. I would have a muzzle for her, just in case, but do small amounts of trimming with her and praise her when she is still and quiet (and when the dremel is NOT in contact with her nails)....

Dogs: once a month, clip nails, nail clipping
clip nails, nail clipping, nail clipper: Ana, Thank you for the question , This is a common problem. My son is a groomer and he comes across dogs like this a couple times a week. What you can do at home is sit with her and take a paw in hand get a nail use a nail clipper (do not clip) try to...

Dogs: Peeing on bed, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Stephanie, Thank you for writing to me and also for your patience as I m having computer issues and could not respond sooner. Your puppy is exactly that, a puppy. One would not expect a 4 month old infant to have bladder control so we can t expect...

Dogs: Size of crate for potty training for 8 weeks old male GSD, male gsd, crate training
male gsd, crate training, will take some time: Hi Anand, Thank you for the question. Crate training is the easiest way to train your pup. You will need a crate that is big enough for your pup to stand up and turn around. Let me tell you a little about crate training. Its the best way to train your...

Dogs: tries to bark and bite, mild tranquilizer, nail clipper
mild tranquilizer, nail clipper, dremmel: Hi, If her nails are very long right now, take her to the vet have him put her out and cut them to the right length while she is sleeping. After that here is what you need to do. First: Have you tried to let Petsmart or a groomer use a dremmel instead...

Dogs: white bumps on lower lip, lumps on lips
lumps on lips: Hi Jeff, It s always scary when you discover some kind of growths on your dog. It s good to know that most of the time these sort of things are not cancerous! It s good your dog doesn t seem to be bothered by them, and there isn t a bad smell associated...

Dogs: not like her, noisy dogs, small dogs
noisy dogs, small dogs, sad situation: Hi Ana, This is a sad situation. Our dogs need their nails trimmed and when they are terrified and scared it makes it hard to put them through. This is what I do for pet owners with pups like yours. We set a time when there are no noisy dogs in the shop....

Dogs: Agression Issues, aggressive puppy
aggressive puppy: Hi Corinne, Unlike the letter on sudden aggression in a dog you ve referred to, your puppy s problem is not one of sudden aggression, but of poor socialization and lack of training. First, dog aggression can be caused by medical issues. If you re seeing...

Dogs: Allergies ,scratching, raw dog food, chemical preservatives
raw dog food, chemical preservatives, flea allergy: Make sure you use a raw that is manufactured by a company and is complete. This means do not just use store purchased meat. The meat from manufacturers will be complete as it has the bone and organ meat ground up into it. We have a couple local sources...

Dogs: Best dog breed for me., extreme sun, energy medium
extreme sun, energy medium, dog breed: Mukul, The absolute best choice that fulfills every request on your list is Boxer. They are fabulous and have a wonderful rapoir with children. The only thing to worry about with them is extreme sun. They need shade in the extreme heat and they will be...

Dogs: diet and why he drops food all over, dry food, dog food
dry food, dog food, carla: Hi Carla, Thanks for the question ;-) Are you feeding him just dry food ? If you feed him dry food try adding a 1/2 can of wet(can) food.This will add flavor to the dry food.Canned does not have much in the way of vitamins or protein but it will make...

Dogs: dog allergies?, bitter apple spray, corgi mix
bitter apple spray, corgi mix, dog allergies: It s possible but dogs also get something called a hot spot They will chew until its bald and bleeding and then chew on it some more. Some do it because of stress or boredom. There are a few things you can do. The first is buy a bottle of bitter apple spray....

Dogs: Dogs, tubal ligation, pain meds
tubal ligation, pain meds, ovariohysterectomy: Jem, Great question, Too many folks do not give this a thought. I am glad you did ;-) It is easier for the male to get fixed I have sat in on a bunch of these operations. They are very simple, very easy, and very fast. They just cut the area open and...

Dogs: Puppy nightmare :(
Dogs: Puppy nightmare :(

Dogs: Global dog breads, global variations, barry sears
global variations, barry sears, dog breads: Are you talking about food? You may be able to give me your e-mail on here, I am not sure. You keep talking about bread is there a type of bread you are using to feed your dogs? I am unfamiliar with this type of food. Would you give me an example of a...

Dogs: being leapt all over, pig ears, bully sticks
pig ears, bully sticks, black labrador: Hi Lara, You picked the #1 dog. The lab is a great pet and it is the favorite all time dog to own. The only problem with the labs is they will act like a puppy A LOT longer than any other breed. They will stay in puppy mode for up to 2 years. What you...

Dogs: mixed breed dog, shiba inu, brain trauma
shiba inu, brain trauma, corgie: Sydney, Corgie s are a herding breed and that would be the putting the shiba in the corner...They also make great baby sitters ;-). I even looked up putting her mouth in another dog s mouth and found nothing. I volunteer at a shelter and will ask the vet...

Dogs: Puppy nightmare :(
Hi Laura, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. Keep in mind at all times that he s a puppy and not to expect too much from him yet. Your puppy can feel your stress and irritability and whatever is going on with him, it amplifies it. Did you...

Dogs: Rottweiler health, plausible cause, toilet training
plausible cause, toilet training, baby of the family: Hi Kara, The most plausible cause to me would be a UTI. It could possibly be diabetes as well. Although not likely unless it is a genetic thing. Sometimes peeing can be a behavioral thing but in this case, she is drinking so much water, it s not likely....

Dogs: skin & coat
Kim, I am looking all over for this powder that you would put in the food. The problem is there are several types of mange and each gets treated a different way,from a bath dip to a poison put on the area. I dont wanna give you the wrong answer without...

Dogs: water consumption
Hey David, To me it is always a concern when a dog changes such habits after all this time. Kidney issues can start and develop and not show up until the disease has progressed a ways. Pancreatitis is also on the rise for many people and especially those...

Dogs: water drinking, excessive drinking
excessive drinking: Hi David, You said your vet did a urinalysis, but was your dog checked for diabetes? If the excessive drinking continues, I d recheck for diabetes, and also discuss with your vet ruling out Cushings Disease, pituitary tumor, kidney disease, liver disease...

Dogs: Wont go potty outside at night
Hi Stephanie, Instead of letting your dog outside by himself at night, you should try walking him on a leash to an area where other dogs have relieved themselves. Male dogs use their elimination to mark territory, so if other dogs have marked an area, when...

Dogs: cataracts
Hi Deb, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s cataracts. Bravo to you for looking for alternatives to surgery. Here are some links that will be helpful: http://wisechoicemedicine.net/store/information.php?info_id=13 http://novawavesoftware.com/info3/eyebright-dog-eye-wash.html...

Dogs: crate training?
Wendy, Thanks for the question...It s a good one ;-) Crate training is always the easiest way but with a 11 month old pup you will have to see how far along he is in his potty training. One of the dogs will have to be the alpha and it most likely will...

Dogs: Elderly Dog Growling & Biting
Hi Jane, Because Lilia has a resistance to Benadryl and it doesn t make her drowsy, ask your vet to give you a single Vallium tablet to give about 45 minutes prior to leaving for the vet appointment. If you can t give her a pill, you can crush it into a...

Dogs: Food
Hi Barbara, Are you giving him cooked chicken or beef? If chicken, change to hamburger meat, I find they digest that better, also add rice, it is binding. If you want to go to just dog food try Proplan sensitive stomach, but add it slowly so he can get...

Dogs: German Shepherd killed a cat
Hi, I m sorry that happened to you and the cat. Some dogs never get along with cats. I had a shepherd that would let cats and kittens climb all over him, then I had another that would kill anything feline. There are three ways to go: One) never...

Dogs: Great Pyrenees
It s never a bother. I enjoy this. Stay away from the big box stores walmart target etc. Get the food from a pet or pup shop and stay natural. The first ingredient should be chicken or beef or lamb or fish. Stay away from corn or oats. Dogs never chased a...

Dogs: Great Pyrenees
Stmmfarm, They will breed with any dog. Your male may fight them off, but while he is fighting one dog, another may breed with the female. He will not be protecting the herd while this is going on. Get her spayed and he will be able to protect the herd...

Dogs: Great Pyrenees
Hello, Work with your vet for her shots. She will need all the standard vaccinations. She will need the series that your vet will help you with. After that, it is getting more commonly known that years booster shots are not needed and can cause more...

Dogs: injury
Hi Odevia, A dog doesn t have as long a memory as we humans do. Assuming there isn t an injury, your dog has probably forgotten the actual incident of door closing upon him, but he may feel some discomfort as you might feel if a door was shut on you....

Dogs: Pregnant dog?, pregnant symptoms
pregnant symptoms: Hi Jane, I can t say if your dog is pregnant or not, it would be best to have her examined by a vet, both to rule out bloat, or to confirm the pregnancy. Bloat is a life-threatening emergency, your dog would be acting quite ill if it were this. Bloat...

Dogs: sudden death, poisoned dog
poisoned dog: Hi James, I m sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I never received the message from AllExperts that a message was waiting for me. I m very sorry for the sudden loss of your dog. It s possible that he was poisoned, how fast he would have died...

Dogs: breed info
Thomas, You would do better with the German Shepherd,the Malamute and the Husky. The Greater Swiss Mountain dogs have Urinary incontinence eye problems and lick fit...They will lick and eat anything. Mastiffs drool A LOT They have hip problems they also...

Dogs: cancer death of basset hound
Sandra, I am so sorry about Max.We put our 15 year old rhodesian ridgeback down 5 years ago and i still miss him I read your letter 3 times and i can say that you did nothing to cause max s death. the tumor probably was there for awhile,when they are...

Dogs: Dog Breeding
Kayla, Two things: If you counted correctly, nine days is two early. Eleven is better and the thirteenth is said to be the most fertile. If the dogs live as brother and sister all year, she may not want to mate. If not, I think she is just inexperienced...

Dogs: Dog crate size
If it s used just for transport it should be OK. Make sure he has a chew toy for the ride. Stay away from rawhide. It is very hard for them to pass it. Nylabones or pigs ears or bully sticks are best. Good for you for taking a rescue dog ;-) We have one also,it...

Dogs: dog excitement
Hi there, Training your dog not to jump will take some time, especially if this unwanted behavior has been going on for some time, and it s now habit. Be patient. When you enter a door and your dog jumps up on you, ignore him. Look straight ahead (not...

Dogs: dog wont stop pacin, Pacing
Pacing: Hi Katherine, You didn t say if your dog is neutered. If he isn t, the constant pacing could be because somewhere in your area there s a female dog that s in heat. If this is the case, things might get worse before they get better. Your dog might make...

Dogs: feeding
Hi Michael, I would never recommend anyone to switch to a dry food diet. This is by far the worst diet a dog can be on. It can be a little part of a diet if a person is on a budget, has big or multiple dogs. But should never make up more than about 50%...

Dogs: Female Dog
Kayla, My experience has been that they do not like the taste of the urine. The males are attracted by the blood, but they don t like the urine taste. The females are cleaning themselves but if they get the taste of the urine they chatter. At least my dogs...

Dogs: female st bernard
Sounds like she is in heat now. The area being swollen and the discharge usually means she is in heat. Your male is probably following her around....he is waiting for the right moment :-) Of course i dont have a crystal ball but everything is pointing at...

Dogs: German Shepherd
Hi Ed, I appreciate that you are reaching out and asking about food for your sons shepherd. This, by far is the most important question anyone can ask about caring for a pet. Most people believe that just feeding your dog some decent dry food is all...

Dogs: Great Pyrenees
There are some over the counter products you can try. PetSmart (where my son is a groomer) ;-) They have some stuff called Pyrantel Pamoate This will take care of roundworms and hookworms and 4 weeks is a good time to start. Always here for you if you have...

Dogs: Great Pyrenees
The best way to find out is to let the friend take her for quite a few weekends and let her try out the new place. Let the friend spoil her a bit while she is there, spending time with her and the goats. See how she seems. That way she is making the decision....

Dogs: Grooming
Hi, Yes, they do. Take less off in the winter and more in the summer. Be aware of your dog s actions. If he seems restless and irritated when it is cold he may be chilly, you can always put a coat on him. Once you do that and he realizes it warms him,...

Dogs: Growth on dog's right foreleg
Hi Joan, Sorry your dog is having problems. They do a general anesthesia so the dog will not be able to move,i m not always a fan of this because it does add a higher risk. You should try another vet and tell him/her your vet wanted to do a bunch of tests...

Dogs: Itchy flaky skin, itching
itching: Hi Leonie, There are LOTS of things besides shampoos, creams and food that a dog can develop an allergy to. It could be your laundry detergent, dust, or a certain kind of fabric. The itching could also be due to a hormonal imbalance. If you ve tried...

Dogs: How long can you leave your dog?
Melonie, First a am sorry to hear about your dog passing. They really are a big part of our families. We put our 15 year old dog down 5 years ago and i still miss him. About 10 months ago we found a rescue dog about 2 hours away from us and now buddy ...

Dogs: my male peeing insinde
Megan, Thanks for the question There is some stuff you can buy over the counter at any good pet store. It s called bitter apple Its a white bottle with a yellow and green label. It is all natural and it tastes VERY sour. If he smells it he won t go to...

Dogs: Max basset hound
Sandra, Your kind words warmed my heart. It s nice when people give me 10 points and a thank you note but this is something i will hold onto. When you are ready check out critters.com It helped me out after we put Skipper down and the other people are so...

Dogs: Getting a New Puppy
Hi Getting the opposite sex is always the best choice. That is the best insurance for them to get along. An adult dog usually doesn t like puppies in the beginning so go SLOW until you know whether your dog is the motherly / uncle type or not. Getting...

Dogs: Pinching
Hi Kim, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. Your puppy s behavior, called mouthing is perfectly normal but it s not something you want her to continue to do as she gets older. In fact, it should have stopped by now but it s not too late....

Dogs: poo eating
Carla, Thank you for the question. You can go to your local pet shop and buy a bottle of Bitter Apple It is a white bottle with a yellow and green label. You can spray it on the poop and your dog will not eat it. it is all natural and will not harm her....

Dogs: poop eating
http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_10/features/15752-1.html Hi Carla Thank you for writing to me regarding your dog s poop eating. Sorry for the delay...I had a family emergency recently. What I always recommend for this problem is adding...

Dogs: ???
Cassie Try your best to catch him and/or call your local animal shelter or SPCA or animal control. Give them all of this information. I don t think it would heel on its own,there is a high risk of infection. Please let me know how things go. If you have...

Dogs: 6 month old puppy mix lab/german shep.
Hi Mary Thank you for contacting me about your father s 6 month old puppy. A 6 month old puppy is a handful for just about anyone, let alone an 89 year old man. A senior citizen needs a senior dog..one that is already housebroken, has manners and enjoys...

Dogs: Beagle Pain Syndromes
Amanda, Any breed can get this, its just that they used beagles when they tested for it. It is called Steroid Responsive Meningitis or SRM. That is what the prednisone is for. Make sure she has plenty of fresh cool water. It might be time to call the...

Dogs: Belly hernia
Kayla, Without being able to examine the hernia, I cannot tell you what type it is. I can tell you that my dogs have them, they are inherited and that I have not had any trouble with birthing with these hernias. That does not mean that your dog would not...

Dogs: Breeding
Amanda, Does Casey seem interested? It could be that Jojo is the new girl on the block for Bennie. Can you put Jojo with a friend for a few days? I have seen where a male has an interest in one female at a time. In fact, I have seen this several times....

Dogs: dog food
Thanks for the question, You should feed your German Shepard 2-3 cups 2 times a day. It s also a good idea to add a good spoonful of wet food to add a little flavor. Your LGDs should get 1 to 2 cups 2 times a day. The wet food is for flavor only. Keep...

Dogs: dog seperation anxiety
Hi Sheryl, First, I think it is so great that you rescued him and probably from a horrible fate. But to leave any younger dog at home alone for so long will cause problems. I see it almost every day. It s just tough for people to want dogs but work full...

Dogs: Dogs
Hi again, Raiden If the area where you are going to contain your dog(s) is as large as half an acre or slightly less that is plenty of room. I can t say if you d still need to exercise the dogs because it depends on their activity level. Sometimes, when...

Dogs: Dogs
Hi Raiden, Mange is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by various types of skin mites, it s not linked to the dog s coat color. Congenital deafness in dogs is usually linked to a defective gene and is inherited. Often the defective gene is for...

Dogs: Homemade diet-dirt eating dirt
No problem, I hope some of it helped. I m glad you are really diving into this, your dog will reap the benefits. I m also glad to see that your vit/min supplement has some calcium. That is really important. If there are no near-by holistic vets in your...

Dogs: Ingested large piece of rawhide
Yes, I would be concerned. There are a couple of different types of rawhide. Some are made of whole pieces of hide and others are made of bits compressed together. The whole pieces can be dangerous if large pieces are eaten. The compressed type tends...

Dogs: over protective german shepard
Hi Gary, It sounds like your dog has developed what s known as Protective Aggression . Protective aggression usually refers to aggression directed toward people or animals whom the dog perceives as a threat to his family, or pack . An aggression...

Dogs: Staffy pup 5 mths old-behaviour question
Thank you for explaining. I now know I was right in what I told you. The word come should not be over used. It should be used when you absolutely need him to come to you. You are using it instead of saying (for example) Lets go out , or Time for potty...

Dogs: Terrier suddenly snapping at people
Jenny, It sounds like your terrier is out of control and looking for you to become the boss. She is getting nervous, now that she is older, and doesn t feel like you are protecting her so she is becoming defensive. Start helping her by teaching her commands,...

Dogs: None, amount to feed
amount to feed: Hi Hector, Most experts recommended feeding an adult dog twice daily: in the morning and in the evening, and to always have clean water available to your dog. Many people also give their dogs a snack (such as a Milkbone, etc.) between meals and just...

Dogs: None
Jem, I would not give raw meat to my dog, it s not good for us and its not good for them. I give my dog milk every day and I have read articles about how it is bad for dogs. My dog drinks water all the time and that cant be fun so we give him milk and...

Dogs: Zignature Dry Grain Free Dog Food
Hi Lisa, Not familiar with the Zignature line but I looked it up and it does sound like a good food. But as we say, the best dry food is still the worst diet for any dog. But it can certainly make up part of the diet and I m glad to hear you are feeding...

Dogs: 2 chihuahua adoption
Kerri, Thank you for the question. It would be better to take both of them. They have been together since birth and without each other they would most likely be sad. Yes it would make the adjustment easier. You didn t say if you had other dogs. If...

Dogs: 5 year old mini dashound
Hi Debbie, Swelling is never a good sign, it might be due to an anal sac infection or an abscess, a rectal prolapse, an allergy condition, or something else. I can t see your dog, and I m not a vet, so I can only offer you guesswork. Sometimes green...

Dogs: breed consideration when getting a dog, choosing a dog
choosing a dog: Hi Nicole, I won t try to talk you out of the breed. It s up to you to do the research on the Miniature Bull Terrier breed to see if it s a good match for your lifestyle, and not by how it looks (buying a dog based upon how it looks is a great BIG mistake)....

Dogs: breeding dogs
Hi Terry... Your question is not a straight forward age response, so before I can give you a definitive answer there are moral and ethical issues to be addressed. As I don t know your circumstance or knowledge base, I ll answer on the pretense that you...

Dogs: Chained dog, help!
Hi Debbie, It s very sad to hear that these people are neglecting their dog, but it s great you re interested in helping. Have you contacted the ASPCA in your area? Have you followed up with the police to see who is responsible for investigating and enforcing...

Dogs: chewing on feet
Hi, Could be allergies or Could be baby fleas so tiny you can t see them. What are you using for fleas. The best stuff is Advantage, Comfortis, Trifector and Frontline. Advantix is not as good for fleas as Advantage. Could be a yeast infection she gets...

Dogs: chewing on feet occasionally
As you suggested, it could be pain, but more likely allergies. It could also just be nerves. I am NOT a vet and do not have any formal medical training. I think your idea to buy some soothing shampoo is good (oatmeal based is good for itching) and consult...

Dogs: chinese crest 12 day old puppies
Paula, Great question....great dogs ;-) What you will need to do is bathe them and use a good pup shampoo. You wont need to use moisturizer. That will cause skin problems. They also have problems with their teeth so its best to start brushing teeth right...

Dogs: What dog should I get?
A miniature schnauzer, female. Learn how to strip the dog yourself, (from a reputable breeder) and learn how to trim her whiskers and legs. It can all be done without an expensive clipper, just a very cheap one. It is very easy to learn how to groom them....

Dogs: Dog Cough
This could very well be kennel cough, but there are several other things that can cause coughing, particularly in an older dog. You need to talk to your veterinarian about this and probably have your dog examined for a correct diagnosis. http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/cough.asp...

Dogs: dog peeing
Hi Elle, Thank you for writing to me about your munchkin who is peeing. First and foremost..have a vet check him out for a bladder infection, small kidneys etc. Eliminate all medical issues before turning to behavior modification. Many small dogs like...

Dogs: What dog is right for me?
That is a VERY hard question to answer, Merriam, as we all like different things in our dogs. When I was your age, I had a German Shepherd Dog, and she and later her son Rocky, were the greatest dogs! A lot of dogs will fit your specifications, but so much...

Dogs: dog waste bags
Hi Robin, Is there a reason why you can t use the plastic shopping bags you get at many store and supermarkets when you buy something? This would be a free alternative to buying dog waste bags. If you think a shopping bag is too big, just cut off the...

Dogs: feet bothering my dog
Well, I don t consider a 7-year-old dog to be old; I reserve that label for when a dog gets into the double digits G Your dog s problem could be just about anything, and will most likely require your vet to put a label on the cause. It could be due...

Dogs: Introducing Treats
Hi Lisa, Sure I remember you guys. Hope all is going well with the diet. The bully stick aggression is a common one. We have that problem at times around our house. We still have the five dogs so everyone gets a bully stick or more often a raw bone...

Dogs: Rough Play
Maureen, I had the same problem with my dog. He got along fine with the other dogs in my condo but one day he just started barking at them. Then everyone with a dog made a point to stay away from us because Buddy was barking loud and acting mean. You...

Dogs: stud dog
Hello again, Paula It s really good to hear that you ve waited to breed your females until they are aged 2 years. Lets just say, you wouldn t believe some of the messages I get from people. Assuming your 10 year old dog is healthy, it would be safe...

Dogs: Unusual behavior in our dog
Hi...its a little difficult to be definitive as I cant see the action but given u say your dog is 10 and this has just started and when it happens I would look at the following things.... 1. Is she up to date on heartworm preventative? 2. Is it a lot warmer,...

Dogs: Whats the dog type?
Can you get me a picture with her looking at the camera, instead of the back of her head and also approximately how much does she weigh? She looks like she has some Shetland sheepdog in her from this angle but it is hard to tell unless I see her face. nanc...

Dogs: Animal communication
Sorry for the delay...ive just broken my foot in 4 places so its been a difficult week! To fully respond to this question could you please elaborate a bit on what form of talking are you referring to and wishing to know about? Do you mean dog communication...

Dogs: Animal rescue
Hi Andrew.... Apologies for the delay in responding. Ive been following up with a old rescue mate on some info, and she s been away so not online like usual. So that I can give you more of a definitive response would it be ok if I took a couple of extra...

Dogs: Barking And Lunging
Hannah, Sounds like he got a fright and it sounds like you did too. What does the teacher say to do? I don t want to say something in contrast. Do you have a friend with a VERY LAID BACK big dog; an old one that just lays around. If so, the best thing...

Dogs: my chihuahua is in pain
Hi Mary, We don t normally give medical advice but I will tell you my opinion but you will need to get him to a vet soon. If it is hip dysplasia it will only be in the back and most of the time on 1 side. Larger dogs and very active dogs...like dogs that...

Dogs: Chihuahua's problem walking
Hi Sharon Im so very sorry for the delay. I had a bad fall walking ny raucous 6 mth old Sraffy and broke my foot in 4 places. ...its been a disaster all round. So...little Sarge has a prob in back leg? Sounds like he s dislocated it slightly so normal...

Dogs: Dog comunication
Dear Sunstream, Interesting question. I do think they can talk..not in human tongue but in the way that dogs communicate with one another. They certainly have a very evolved communication system between each other that descends from their ancestors, the...

Dogs: Dog comunication
Hi there, Dogs most certainly communicate with people, they just don t do it in a spoken language. A few examples of proof that dogs communicate with us are seeing eye dogs for the blind, dogs used by the police to search for drugs, and dogs used for...

Dogs: Can dogs talk
ABSOLUTELY!!!! The problem is that we often are not as smart as our dogs so it may take us some time to understand what they are saying to us G Our oldest girl is now retired from agility, and my daughter wants her fed twice a day so that she can get...

Dogs: Can dogs talk
Sunstream, Thank you for your question There have been times when I needed my dog to talk but all they can do is listen but they do understand us. An adult dog has the IQ of a 3 year old child and can understand about 300 words. I have seen dogs...

Dogs: Female Dog Won't Eagt
Deb, It s best to keep her on the food she is used to eating. Changing food should be done by adding new food to the old every day for about a week, more new and less old. This could be the problem. You could go to your local pet shop and get a tube of...

Dogs: My Puppy eating a thin glass christmas ball ornament
Hi Patty, Thank you for writing to me about the glass ornament that your puppy almost ate! There was an angel watching over your puppy when that happened. The glass could have cut up her insides and led to internal bleeding and the glass could also...

Dogs: Talking dogs
This is not my specialty on this forum. This is a good question for an animal behaviorist or an animal psychic. My specialty on this forum is dog nutrition. But I will say that all animals have ways of communicating. Some with each other, some with us....

Dogs: Behavior
Hi Kylie, There are many reasons that dogs behave aggressively, and without seeing it firsthand or having details of the situations it is difficult to diagnose. However, the first thing I recommend for dogs that display uncharacteristic aggressive...

Dogs: Behavioral change
Kylie, It is possible that Ellie has experienced some change in her life. Has either your aunt or uncle become ill or more infirm? Has Ellie gotten a little older and is feeling unwell or arthritic? She is obviously feeling more territorial. Her teeth...

Dogs: Which breed
Getting a dog is much like taking on a small child, and, frankly, I don t think you are home enough to properly socialize and train a dog. A dog that is left alone for hours can find interesting (but not good) ways to entertain itself... and ways that will...

Dogs: breeding
Cory, It probably won t affect the puppies, but in the long term and sometimes the short term it could affect the mother with a calcium deficiency which causes eclampsia, a condition which cause seizures and death. Of course, if she dies that will affect...

Dogs: change in behavior
Hi Kylie.... Any drastic change In behaviour, especially with aggression is cause for concern but not cause to give a good, happy long term pet away! All behaviours can be dealt with effectively and where help is needed it should be sourced. Has there been...

Dogs: cut right rear pad on paw
Hi David thanks for the follow up info. He sounds like a beautiful dog, they are very loyal intelligent pooches! Ok so...I hear you bout the money, its like we have big signs on our chest saying....I love my dog pls charge me the earth cos im bringing him...

Dogs: dog attack
Hi Kylie, Her behavior indicates that she is still sore, or just nervous about being touched in that area, or both. Dog teeth can cause some pretty deep bruising even without breaking the skin. The bruising can feel pretty tender and painful and may last...

Dogs: dog was attacked
Hi Kylie Thank you for writing to me. I apologize for the delay in responding and I hope that your dog is feeling better now. If not, I would ask the vet to check again. When you call for the appointment, explain about your dog s high level of stress...

Dogs: dog breed unknown
Trying to figure out the dogs that went into a mixed breed is quite a crap shoot, particularly when the photos are sideways grin . Mixed breeds are rarely a combination of just two breeds. It might have been more helpful to see a standing sideview of the dog,...

Dogs: dog cough
Hello Alma What breed of little dog is your boy? Little breeds nearer to the ground are more prone to breathing in allergens, dust and dander and yes cat fur and the saliva on the fur which is the main cause of asthma from cat allergies in humans and can...

Dogs: What to give my dog to produce more milk?
Hey Mark, This is not my specialty with mothers milk, but I ll try to give a couple of pointers. Any dogs having puppies should be fed all the food they want to eat. They should be given wet food and not dry. Dry food takes way too long to digest and...

Dogs: itching dog
Hi Verna.... Im wondering how long your dog has been like this? White patches could be as you say a yeast infection, or dried skin, or just plain infection. It sounds like she is having an allergic reaction to something whether its environmental (are you...

Dogs: New Puppy, so many issues
Brandy, Thanks for the question... Sounds like some abuse must of happened to your pup. This pup had to come from a puppy mill that did not care about the pups or the moms and dads. The poop little guy was most likely beat for peeing where he should not...

Dogs: odd behavior, Predatory Behavior
Predatory Behavior: Hi Kyle, It is more common to have aggression problems between two female dogs, than it is to have aggression problems between two neutered males, or a male and a female. Ellie killing a woodchuck has nothing whatsoever to do with your your dog though....

Dogs: odd scary behavior
I doubt that there is any relationship between the dog fights and killing the woodchuck. I have had dogs here who would attack and kill critters , too. Getting rid of the woodchuck was a good thing! It does sound, though, like Dixie s trips to visit with...

Dogs: pain in neck
Hi Kylie....firstly....you did the right thing getting her to the vet, and secondly no youre not over reacting....noone knows their dogs better than the Guardian. What type of dog did the attacking? Large strong dog? In the commotion did you notice if...

Dogs: Potty training/Housebreaking, Hoboken Dog Trainer, NYC Dog Trainer
Hoboken Dog Trainer, NYC Dog Trainer, Westfield Dog Trainer: Thank you, Jennifer. I appreciate your response. I figured you were a first-time puppy owner. Some pups are easy to housetrain, and some take longer. The first few months can be stressful. Working with a trainer can help take some of the stress out of it for...

Dogs: Pregnant dog
Rachel, this is the nerve racking time, isn t it? Do you have a vet that you have alerted to the fact that her due date is near? I think, if your counting is correct, she has another day or two, but I don t like that she has vomited. I think you should...

Dogs: scary strange behavior
Hi Kylie, Thank you for writing to me about Ellie. When a dog suddenly becomes aggressive there has to be either a medical reason or emotional reason. We start with the medical. She should be give a full exam and blood panel by her vet including a detailed...

Dogs: Skin/ hair issues
Hi Stacey, Sorry to hear you are having such problems, but I m glad you are taking the time to do the research needed to give your dog better health. This might be a little long as I need you to understand some basics and then we can get to some helpful...

Dogs: strange behavior
Kyle, Thanks for the question. When you bring another dog into the hose it does create a problem as 1 dog has to be the alpha. It seems to me Ellie just got to the time when she had to show dominance. Why she did not show this before I do not know. When...

Dogs: 6 month old australian cattle dog
Miranda, Thanks for the question, For starters I know that dogs do not like to get on the scale but if you weigh yourself and then pick up your dog and weight both of you...That s an easy way to find out how his weight is then you can tell if he is having...

Dogs: Agressive pet dog
Ah Divya, The problem is more serious than I thought. The fact that Besti was yelled at and she still snarled meant that she felt she was still winning the argument. From very young she should have been lifted and put on her back and made to stay that...

Dogs: Boxer Dandruff
Hi Lisa, Glad to hear from you again. Sounds like you are taking excellent care of Trixie, she s a lucky girl. There are a number of things that can cause the dandruff. She s on a good diet so it could be as simple as a couple different ingredients between...

Dogs: crying when on his own
Hi Margaret, Congratulations on the new addition to your family! I apologize for the delayed response. Apparently I didn t confirm my answer when I answered this question a few days ago, so it didn t send. I hope in the meantime that things have been...

Dogs: Diarrhea problems with Trixie
Hi Lisa, Sorry to hear about your recent issues. Let s go over a few things and see what we can find. First, switching her foods like you are is great. Typically, the more you switch foods, the stronger their digestive system is and usually can handle...

Dogs: Dog barking
Kaja, Thanks for the question and thanks for getting a shelter dog and saving a life ;-) Barking is something that dogs do for several reasons. He is protecting his yard and his family. He is so grateful you adopted him and he is going to make sure...

Dogs: my dog growls at me.
Hi Annalisa, There are a few different reasons why a dog would suddenly start acting aggressively towards a family member. You didn t say if your dog has any medical conditions such as arthritis, painful ear conditions, or itchy/painful skin conditions...

Dogs: hard lump on dog
Hi Melissa, Few things are as scary as finding a lump on your beloved dog! By having your vet examine him promptly, you re doing all that you can do, because it s impossible to diagnose a lump just by description or by seeing it. Your vet will probably...

Dogs: pomchihuaha
Hi Heather.... As I dont know how old your fellow is, if he s fully covered by his vaccinations, if he s eaten something toxic, been bitten by something, what his overall health is like etc and what physical appearance he has during these turns its difficult...

Dogs: Siberian Husky
Hi Rosa, Sorry to hear you are having so many issues with your dog. This can be very troubling and costly. You are doing a great thing by thinking your vet does not have all the right answers and taking it in your own hands to find better answers. Their...

Dogs: skin problems
Hey Pat, Let s see if we can address a few things and go over some alternatives. First, if it s a yeast infection you should be able to smell something similar to corn chips when you are near him. The steroid shots and shampoos are only masking the...

Dogs: how do i crate train my puppy
Sarah, This is pretty normal a lot of dogs do not like being caged up at night. The simple answer is to put her somewhere that you wont hear her. Can you tell me about the crate. It should only be big enough for her to stand up and turn around and no blankets...

Dogs: Dead sea salt bath for dogs
Hello Laryn, You should rinse the salt off your dog. You want to go holistic?, you need to try NuVet Plus supplements. Here is the website link with order code. http://www.nuvet.com/42299 These code is needed when placing order on the website. I suggest...

Dogs: Diet question
Hi Carol, Thank you for writing to me and please forgive the delay in responding...I m having awful time with my email and computer. First let me express how sorry I am that your shih tzu is going through this disease. I would recommend that you do...

Dogs: Schnauzer Shakes and Whines
Dogs: Schnauzer Shakes and Whines

Dogs: Hair growth stimulation
Yes, but it is not a short fix, but a long term fix. fish oil Omega 3 fatty acids, one pill over her food / or salmon daily a quarter of a can. pet tabs vitamin and MINERAL supplement. zinc is a large contributor to hair growth and minerals restore...

Dogs: my puppy
Hi Sami You didnt say how old your pup is or what All wormer youre using but two things....if pups have a belly full of horrid worms it can make them feel really ill and not want to eat and with such good noses they smell the chemical change in food and wont...

Dogs: Schnauzer Shakes and Whines
Hi Melanie, Thank you for contacting me about your mini-schnauzer. Has your vet determined that this is emotional with no medical basis? My first thought after reading your email was petite mal seizures. Please mention this to her. DAP defusers do...

Dogs: Traumatized Shiba Inu
Hello Adel, Have you had Cooper examined by a veterinarian yet? If not, I absolutely recommend that first. Physical injuries are often the cause of sudden behavior changes such as those that Cooper is experiencing, so ensure that you rule out any veterinary...

Dogs: dog
Henry, You will need to get a crate to train him. Put nothing in the crate but a chew toy and water, it should only have enough room for him to stand up and turn around (that is what the extra piece of cage is for) He will stay in there whenever you are...

Dogs: dog
Ok, he is kind of small, but if you have a good dog house for him and an area where he can be protected from other animals, then it would be ok, not ideal, but ok. Make sure if it get really hot that he has shade, plenty of water and I have a small plastic...

Dogs: dog
Hello Henry Im wondering what breed of best friend you have and what size and age he/she is? How long have you had your friend? Its very sad that your folks dont want your buddy inside as yes you re correct, you should have your dog inside with you as much...

Dogs: Feeding
Hi Jackie, We feed our dogs twice a day, at breakfast and dinner time. Some people feed only once a day. But we find that a dogs metabolism and if you are supplementing/medicating are better served using the twice a day plan. If your dog is suffering...

Dogs: feeding raw eggs to my dog, eggs
eggs: Hi Rohit, When it comes to feeding your dog raw eggs, if you ask ten people this question half will tell you yes , and half will tell you no . Raw eggs do not impart any significant health benefits over cooked eggs. There is a chance of salmonella...

Dogs: large breed dogs
Hi Dale, The breed of dog that s often called a Russian Bear dog is also called the Caucasian Shepherd Dog or the Caucasian Ovcharka. It was bred originally bred for bear hunting, as the name implies, but it s also used as a guard dog in Russian prisons....

Dogs: my 2dogs died, short haired dogs, loving dogs
short haired dogs, loving dogs, cold temperatures: Hi Alex, I m very sorry to hear of your recent loss. I don t know what you mean when you say: they were both very wet when we found them. Could it have been so hot that they died. Dogs don t sweat, so if they were overheated they would not get sweaty....

Dogs: getting a 2nd dog, border collie mix, spaniel mix
border collie mix, spaniel mix, border collie: depending upon the time you haave put into training your border collie mix. a second dog can be a good thing or a nightmare. consider any poroblem you are have with your current dog. multiplied by two. before you get another dog, but the choice is yours....

Dogs: 2x7 year old spaniel X's (sisters) I new Jack Russell X puppy 6 weeks, dogs noses, field spaniels
dogs noses, field spaniels, 2 girls: Many dogs once they are past about 3 years old want nothing to do with puppies and their sharp little teeth and biting games. I can see the fear too if an older dog has not had regular contact with puppies. They will see him as an unwelcome intruder. Be...

Dogs: 3 1/2 yar Weimaraner, obedience class, american bulldog
obedience class, american bulldog, terrier mix: Exactly what issues are you needing help breaking? Putting her head on the table at dinner is easily solved by either putting her in her crate, gating her out of the room, or putting her in a down-stay while you eat. Have you considered enrolling in a...

Dogs: 3.5 months Lab, lessor extent, closet shelving
lessor extent, closet shelving, lab puppy: Dogs instinctively like to keep themselves clean. Unfortunately sometimes they are forced to live in their filth when young and lose their instinct for cleanliness. Their new owners then have a problem teaching them to be clean. My Labs of course, sleep...

Dogs: 3-day old puppy stopped nursing, wasting time, puppy
wasting time, puppy, puppies: Oh grow up, your dog needs a vet, I failed to answer because I would have thought you would have knew that. Very strange someone wasting time on a site when you should really be at the vet. This is what happens when people who dont have a clue breed...

Dogs: i have 3 dogs, dogs neutered, obedience program
dogs neutered, obedience program, energetic dogs: Are your dogs neutered? That needs to be done immediately if it hasn t already. You have two terrier breeds crossed that are both highly energetic dogs. He needs to have a job and a purpose. You need to walk your dogs twice per day LONG walks. Make sure they...

Dogs: My 3 dogs & behavior, silky terrior, obedience class
silky terrior, obedience class, natural instincts: There is no easy answer. Are you sure they aren t getting along? Here is a link to a picture of a couple of dogs having a great time together, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/gretchenandellaplaying.jpg If you are seeing quick, sharp snaps, backs...

Dogs: 3 inch circular bruise w/scab, warm compresses, elizabethan collar
warm compresses, elizabethan collar, bullmastiff: Hi Darrin, Yes that sounds like a hot spot. You can get some over-the-counter medication just for hot spots. You don t want her to keep irritating it as it just makes the hot spot worse and can make it spread. You can purchase an Elizabethan collar, at...

Dogs: 3 mo aol Weaten, thyroid imbalance, shelley davis
thyroid imbalance, shelley davis, playful puppy: Dear Anatoliy, Thank you for writing to me about your new Wheaten Terrier. There are various reasons that could be causing this condition and I could send you a long list, but my concern is that she is so young and having this happen to her at such a...

Dogs: 3 month old English Bulldog Peeing everywhrere, peeing, bad habits
peeing, bad habits, english bulldog: You don t say where he was when you went away. It is so easy for animals to get into bad habits or confused. Here is what I would do. I would take him out, and when he comes back in put him on a leash and attach it to your belt. This way you have the...

Dogs: My 3 month old puggel, obedience school, long walks
obedience school, long walks, whinning: What you may want to try is to confine her to a room and put papers down,sometimes when Crate training doesn t work,paper training is often the way to go Once she goes on the papers,then slowly she may go outside esp if you put the papers near the doo...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie poo, yorkie poo, chicken bones
yorkie poo, chicken bones, soft stool: Hi Melinda, He probably needs to be dewormed again. Puppies usually have to have that done a few times before all of the parasites are gone. Take a sample of the stool to your Vet and have them check it under a microscope for worms. The bones shouldn t...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie with bee sting, bee sting, honey bee
bee sting, honey bee, emergency clinic: Check her leg and foot for another stinger. She could have been stung by more than one bee. I would keep an eagle eye on her tonight and get her into the emergency clinic if you see any change for the worse. In fact, I would put a call into them and tell them...

Dogs: 3 month old yorkie, health food store, homeopathic pharmacy
health food store, homeopathic pharmacy, thuja: Hi Beth, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet and suffering Yorkie puppy. She is probably suffering from vaccinosis. The remedy Thuja, has proven to be one of the most important remedies for vaccine related disease and reactions. Thuja,...

Dogs: 3 month puppy vomited out no where, funny sound, fevers
funny sound, fevers, 3 month: I am sorry I didn t get to your question sooner. 3 month olds frequently forage indigestibles. Often they are OK after throwing up. If she is still vomiting, I would call the vet. What ever you do, don t get caught over the weekend with a puppy that takes...

Dogs: 3 months old puppy, doberman puppy, tug of war
doberman puppy, tug of war, professional trainer: I m sorry my answer took so long, but I just recieved your e-mail. To train a dog to become more protective, you will need professional help from a professional trainer. This will cost money, and is up to you if you are interested in changing that behavior....

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, obedience class
border collies, obedience class, border collie: You are right to take it easy. Border Collies likely are a little suspicious of strangers. If your step son trained them, this is more a matter of training you. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, little tug
border collies, little tug, border collie: Hi Kathleen; I think you are on the right track. since they are not used to a leash, I would take my time. I rushed one dog that had never had a leash on. I put it on him and said Heel and gave it a little tug, and traumatized the dog. It scared him to...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, border collies, border collie
border collies, border collie, cool of the evening: Hi, Kathleen. I m wondering, are these dogs going to stay with the grandmother or is the stepson going to ever get them? Why on earth would she have bought two dogs for someone who was only going to be around for a few months? Please don t interpret what I...

Dogs: 3 untrained 2 year old border collie, head halters, border collies
head halters, border collies, border collie: Hi kathleen, First off, get rid of the choke chain, last thing they need is to be dominated to get them to do something. Get them Halti brand Head Halters as they are more humane and easier to get the dog to do what you want. Second, you need to separate...

Dogs: My 3 week old Papillon - Not Feeding, Etc., papillon puppies, heart and lung sounds
papillon puppies, heart and lung sounds, esbilac: Hi Clarissa, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. It sounds like your puppy wasn t not doing well. Did he make it? He could have been having some internal problems that you don t know about. As far as size of the puppies, yesif one parent is smaller...

Dogs: 3 week old yorkie mix, flat dish, puppy food
flat dish, puppy food, couple questions: Hi Anna, Soak puppy food in a flat dish with warm water until it gets soggy. Put their noses in it everytime it is time to eat. That will stimulate them to eat. They should start eating right away. Those that don t eat should still get the bottle. As...

Dogs: my 3 year female old pom, pedigree puppy, puppy food
pedigree puppy, puppy food, calicum: Judy, you need to call your vet and talk to him/her, because of her recent health issues regarding the whelping. There is really no reason for you to be giving the mother milk of any kind. That alone could be the reason she doesn t want to eat the food you...

Dogs: 3 year old just Adopted English Bulldog -- Licks and bites the air..????, weird habit, english bulldog
weird habit, english bulldog, leather couch: It s probably just a weird habit-there a product called bitter apple and if you can t find that brand there are others,and what it does makes things taste bad so they won t lick or chew things as for biting the air that is very weird and it be flies or...

Dogs: 3 year old adopted Yorkie Bites my husband, tinkles, nice boy
tinkles, nice boy, poops: Hi Laura; Well, they are just likt 2 legged kids. Give them an inch, and they will see how much more they can get. He reminds me of a little dog I came across when I was in Real Estate. I was showing a house to a lady, and when we opened the patio door,...

Dogs: 3 year old chihuaha/miniature pinscher, kennel cough, miniature pinscher
kennel cough, miniature pinscher, spayed: Hi Denise, Yes, it sounds like kennel cough. It will go away on its own, but I think it runs about a three week course. It could also be a reaction from the tubing that was put in her throat when she was spayed. If I were you, I would call the Vet to...

Dogs: 3 year old pommeranian, pommeranian, baby gates
pommeranian, baby gates, closing doors: Yes, Tom, many times dogs respond to stressful situations by regressing in house training. If I were you, I would go back and treat him as if he were not housebroken. Crate him when you are not home, so he cannot pee on anything while you re gone. While you...

Dogs: 3 year old Silky that keeps pooping in the house, puppy housebreaking, vet check
puppy housebreaking, vet check, full blood: Hi Lisa, Thank you for writing to me about your 3 yr. old Silky. I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with rescue work recently. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you notice a change in behavior is it always...

Dogs: 3 year old urinating, little critter, paws
little critter, paws, rats: Hi Herbert; Neutering him will help some, but this little critter is claiming that child for himself. He is marking his territory, and since he is marking what is hers, he is telling the world she belongs to him. Is he affectionate with the child, or does...

Dogs: 3 yo Chihuahua, vet visit, fur baby
vet visit, fur baby, loss of appetite: Hello Chris. I m sorry to hear about the problem your little Chi is having, but I really think that the best think to do is to have her examined by a vet. A couple of things I could tell you however, if she doesn t seem to be in pain otherwise or has...

Dogs: 360's, anal sacs, hi chris
anal sacs, hi chris, basset hound: Hi Chris, Does she spin around on her butt? If so, she is either scratching or her anal sacs may be full and she is trying to relieve the pressure. Normally if it is their anal sacs though, they tend to scoot on the floor instead of spin, but she could be...

Dogs: our 3month old pup won't eat, nutricare dog food, vet visit
nutricare dog food, vet visit, puppy food: Hi Tamika :-) I am sorry hun but it sounds like she needs a Vet visit. Puppies when ill, there condition can spiral out of control rapidly and become much worse because they have a lot immune system and are not as strong as Adult Dogs. The weight loss...

Dogs: 3rd dog, obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, toy breed: I am not going to make any breed recommendations. Your Rottweiler may be submissive, but I am not sure other members of the breed are. I see many Labs, and although some things are common, in other ways, they have been very different. I see the same thing...

Dogs: a 3rd dog possible to add, american staffordshire terriers, shiba inus
american staffordshire terriers, shiba inus, female rottweiler: Well I think a really good idea would be to go to your shelter,and talk to the staff and explain to them what you are looking for,they usually know the dogs really well and can give you a good match up-the shelter is the best place to go if you are unsure...

Dogs: Getting a 3rd dog, jack russel terrier, female chihuahua
jack russel terrier, female chihuahua, border collie: It is hard to say... he might be a bit too much for a chihuahua. But sometimes those smaller dogs think they are 500# dogs, so who knows? I would try to locate a smaller bitch or two for him to interact with before I actually brought one home and then discovered...

Dogs: 3yr basenji urinating in crate, sofa pillow, puppy mills
sofa pillow, puppy mills, separation anxiety: I m going to ask a good friend who is very knowledgable on these matters. I will followup when I get her answer. Got her answer. Thanks Tracy. Well you know these people never like my answers but.... (And I do like Basenji s) My questions would...

Dogs: 3yr Old Yorkie won't eat, proper blood sugar, necessary amino acids
proper blood sugar, necessary amino acids, low blood sugar: Hi Coy, The jerking, and getting stiff you ve described sounds like your dog is having seizures. Stiffness, sudden shaking (that can be violent, but doesn t have to be) and muscle twitching or slight shaking of a limb are all symptoms of a seizure. ...

Dogs: 3yr old Lab protective of 6month old mix!, professional dog trainer, obedience class
professional dog trainer, obedience class, natural instincts: This is a tough one. At age 3, she is mature and ready to take a major role protecting the rest of the pack. Certainly better leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs...

Dogs: My 4 1/2 yr old cocker spaniel..., cocker spaniel, case god
cocker spaniel, case god, left eye: Hi Patti, Could she have injured her eye? The hair loss and red eye sound like a recent injury. I would keep an eye on it, and if it gets worse or infected, take her to a vet. It may not be anything, but watch it just in case. God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: My 4.5 month old puppy is very aggressive at feeding time!, food cupboard, border collie
food cupboard, border collie, leather shoes: One thing that you can do is to only put part of his meal in the dish. Then when he is finished, take the bowl and add more. He will begin to associate having you touch his bowl with getting more food. Keep working on the obedience. Take a look at...

Dogs: 4 dogs in 2 months, drink alot, healthy dogs
drink alot, healthy dogs, hind legs: Boy, I haven t a clue what is going on with your dogs, but if it isn t some sort or virus or bacteria, I would say that they have gotten into something. It is time to get your dog into your vet for a thorough examination (ASAP!), and if she doesn t make it,...

Dogs: 4 Month old Yorkie Pees & Poos inside my house, mental breakdown, poos
mental breakdown, poos, yorkie: Well you can try keeping him outside longer,the crate usually work but there are rare cases(like yours) that doesn t In that case the only thing you can do is keep him out until he at least pees then back in the crate he goes,and keep him in the crate at...

Dogs: 4 mo Old Beagle Mix / panting, beagle poodle mix, kennel cough
beagle poodle mix, kennel cough, jadine: Hi Jadine and thanks for your question. How long has it been since he has had kennel cough? It could be a bit of left over congestion that is bothering him. If you had to wake him up, it s probably nothing to worry about. It could be he was dreaming...

Dogs: 4 month affenpinscher, pet store puppies, puppy mills
pet store puppies, puppy mills, exercise pen: Pet store puppies come from puppy mills and are generally raised in elevated wire pens or other small areas that they must eliminate in. When they get to the pet shop, they are once again in small areas that they must eliminate in. Your puppy has no idea that...

Dogs: 4 month old American Bulldon and mastiff mix, bloat, mastiff
bloat, mastiff, pup: With large breeds it s better to feed three or four small to mid sized meals as too much food at once can cause bloat I would start off by giving him 4 meals about 2 cups per meal-then if you want you can give him 3 meals at about 2 1/2 cups per mea...

Dogs: 4 month old French Bulldog - pees in crate and licks it up, closet shelving, french bulldog
closet shelving, french bulldog, plastic bottom: Undoing the results of poor care by the breeder is hard. One thing you can do is put a grid in the bottom of the crate. It keeps the puppy up out of the urine. Skip the bedding. At first it gets wet, and later it can be chewed into choking hazards. A wire...

Dogs: 4 month old German Shepherd WILL NOT potty train, fire plugs, brisk pace
fire plugs, brisk pace, lavish praise: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: 4 month old labrador retriever doesn't like to eat, pet store puppy, labrador retriever
pet store puppy, labrador retriever, dietary factor: It s wonderful that you are taking care of this puppy and care so much. I couldn t agree with you more re the pet store issue, however he s here so let s try to deal with his issues. Both her vet and you are right. Dogs often use eating as a power play just...

Dogs: 4 month old puggle, puggles, backyard breeder
puggles, backyard breeder, rescue groups: Hi Tammy A Puggle isa basically an mixed breed dog, mixed deliberately, because people are suddenly deciding they want Designerr Dogs . these are the dog that we who work with the rescue groups strive to save and find good homes for. People get these...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy, doberman puppy, flea allergy
doberman puppy, flea allergy, cabbage family: I don t know what horlicks is, so I have no idea if he could be allergic to that. For one thing, stop giving him milk. After they are weaned from their mother s milk, they don t need milk anymore. Cow s milk can give them diarrhea, or can constipate them....

Dogs: 4 month old puppy, lunchtime, puppy
lunchtime, puppy, coming home: As long as someone is coming home at lunchtime to let her outside and play with her for a bit, it is not inhumane at all. She will evolve into a pattern of sleeping in her crate while you are gone, but I guarantee that the evenings will be wild G . Kare...

Dogs: my 4 month old puppy..., kind of virus, bland diet
kind of virus, bland diet, upset stomach: It s possible it was a one time episode - that something upset his stomach and he won t have any more problems. However, if he is the type of puppy that eats things he could also have an obstruction. If he can t keep down water then I would take him to your...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy too rough with new puppy, male cairn terrier, puppy training
male cairn terrier, puppy training, class leader: Everything you are doing sounds good so far, the new pup needs a little growing time. Putting frodo on leash is great, separating them is also good, for awhile. Tell Frodo no when he gets too rough. Go to a different trainer, also, one who doesn t have...

Dogs: 4 month old puppy aggression, australian shepherd puppies, territorial aggression
australian shepherd puppies, territorial aggression, ingrained habit: Hi Michelle, It sounds like your puppies are displaying territorial aggression. Territorial aggression usually begins as a puppy approaches sexual maturity. It s probably more the fault of just one of your pups, the other one just follows the leader. They...

Dogs: 4 month-old puppy, diarrhea fever, eye inflammation
diarrhea fever, eye inflammation, environmental contaminants: Hi Karon, Just so you don t worry about distemper, the early symptoms of distemper include fever, loss of appetite, and mild eye inflammation that may only last a day or two. Symptoms become more serious and noticeable as the disease progresses. Many dogs...

Dogs: 4 month puppy, obedience class, pack members
obedience class, pack members, dog life: The behavior sounds like what is called fear biting. This is where a dog if fearful of strangers and bites before the threatening person has a chance to do anything. I can t understand a dog behaving that way toward somebody that lives with it. I am not...

Dogs: 4 month rottie is tubborn about house training, closet shelving, going potty
closet shelving, going potty, wire grid: In addition to the usually things, try walking her around outside. You can also play fetch. Exercise stimulates the body. When active, they can only hold it so long. Although at her age, they don t have to go as often, the timing is harder. Much of...

Dogs: 4 months old german shpherd, german shepherd puppy, corn gluten meal
german shepherd puppy, corn gluten meal, puppy chow: Hi Ghali, Less expensive dog foods can contain cheaper ingredients like corn, and use them as filler . It s cheaper for the manufacturer to use corn than it is to use meat in their food. It s true that some dogs have trouble digesting corn based foods,...

Dogs: 4 old german shpherd, german shepherd puppy, puppy chow
german shepherd puppy, puppy chow, vet staff: Suppose you knew a breeder that bred hundreds of dogs a year, mostly Labs, Shepherds, and Goldens. They provided all the medical care for most of them the first year. At the end of it, they did a complete physical including hip X-rays on all of them. They...

Dogs: 4 Shitsu dogs have suddently lost front teeth, shitsu dogs, natural dog food
shitsu dogs, natural dog food, mold problem: It could be some sort of oral bacterial infection that has spread to all of them; I assume they drink out from the same water source. Take them to the vet to see if he can determine the problem. Possibly an antibiotic will prevent them from losing any more...

Dogs: 4 year out mix, house dogs, toy boxes
house dogs, toy boxes, chiuaua: Amy, Is he neutered, it sounds like he is marking his territory. When he is in the house, keep him on a leash as much as possible so you can correct him. When you have to be out of sight, put him in a crate. Take him out oftern. Do not let him have the...

Dogs: 4 year old female Shepherd, jack russell terrier, sweet potatoe
jack russell terrier, sweet potatoe, buffalo fish: hello i am sorry to hear your dog has allergies two of my dogs do and they are on blue Buffalo Fish and sweet potatoe kibble they Hated it at first as well but they got used to it and now it eat readily twice a day without any fuse. Since changing them to...

Dogs: 4 yr old min pin due june 12th- pregnancy questions, pregnancy questions, little dogs
pregnancy questions, little dogs, minpin: Glenda, My friend s minpin had anywhere from 1 to 5. With little dogs make sure you hold them on the nipple if they don t seem to be able to do it themselves. You will have to do this until they are able to suckle on their own. Get her a box and some clean...

Dogs: 4 yr old-needs to be potty trained, deck railing, fenced back yard
deck railing, fenced back yard, patio chairs: Hi jen, sorry for delay there was a problem on all experts and I couldn t sign on I would definitely confine him until he is house broken. Remember, dogs need to be house broken in each room. They must learn to keep their den clean. when you are not...

Dogs: my 4 yr old shih tzu, bowel movement, pimple
bowel movement, pimple, shih tzu: Hi Helen, That is unusual to have such a severe reaction to seeing as stranger. It makes me wonder if something was coming on anyway, and her fear accelaterated it. If she continues, she should be checked. Same goes for the pimple you found. It may be a...

Dogs: 4yr old german shepherd, male german shepherd, german sheperd
male german shepherd, german sheperd, pale yellow: Sandra, Your new puppy is not the cause of this. You need to take your male to his veterinarian. When there is red coloring to any bodily secretions, it is an indication that there it is either blood, or there is blood in the leakage. Please have him seen...

Dogs: 5 day old puppy, threds, loose strings
threds, loose strings, milk replacement: The puppies should be kept together and kept warm using a heating pad set on low to medium draped over the side of the box or basket there in(this way they can Not pee on it). You need to feed them milk replacement powder warmed to body temp tested but dropping...

Dogs: 5 month old Lab just spayed, lab puppy, chief reason
lab puppy, chief reason, digestive systems: Jennifer, Keeping a Lab puppy calm.... would it be rude for me to laugh a little bit? : ) I have a Lab myself, she turned 2 in November, and I can t honestly tell you that they calm down when they get older. They re lots of fun though, right? The chief...

Dogs: 5 month old Maltese, maltese puppy, little puppy
maltese puppy, little puppy, crate training: At 5 months, she is maturing, her hormones are beginning to flow. She has decided she is a big girl now and is testing you. I suggest checking with the vet on how soon to spay her. He may want to wait another month. For now, start giving her strong leadership....

Dogs: 5 month old puppy gone crazy, mini poodle, poodle mix
mini poodle, poodle mix, adult teeth: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: My 5 month old Shih Tzu is sick..., collapsing trachea, soft palette
collapsing trachea, soft palette, medical procedures: Hi Lisa and thanks for your question. You may want to have him vetted and check for an elongated soft palette or collapsing trachea. Either of these conditions can cause these types of problems. Both can be helped with medical procedures, but they can...

Dogs: 5 month springer, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, bitter apple: 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 a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: I have a 5 mth old Pekingese girl and she urinated and had a bowel movement in bed...., puppy chow, arthritis problems
puppy chow, arthritis problems, kidney infection: Hi Brandie; I am not certain of what you are asking. Did she go in your bed, and is this what you are asking about, or how many times she went? Going in your bed would probably be because she can t get down, or is having these bowel movements and peeing...

Dogs: I Have a 5 pound min pin, puppy food, calcium supplement
puppy food, calcium supplement, eclampsia: Hi Rhonda, 5 pounds is small, the biggest thing you have to watch for is that she doesn t have complications while in labor. If she seems to be having a problem delivering a pup, do not hesitate getting her to a vet because if a pup gets stuck, it can kill...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog mix, obedience classes, how to raise a puppy
obedience classes, how to raise a puppy, nilif: Boy, this is really too young to have brought this puppy home, and your fears are very valid. She needs to be around other dogs/puppies, however, she really shouldn t be before she has had any inoculations. If you have any good friends, relatives, or neighbors...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog/lab mix, dog socialization, xanthe
dog socialization, xanthe, life threatening diseases: I am glad you appreciate the importance of continuing dog socialization. This is tough. Even the best shot programs leave a window where a puppy is vulnerable to parvo and other life threatening diseases. You need to find other people you can trust to give...

Dogs: 5 week old american bulldog mix, adult dogs, dog spayed
adult dogs, dog spayed, parvo: Stephanie, your dog will not act like a human because of being separated from her littermates too early. However, you will have to really work on socializing her around other dogs so that she can learn good interacting skills and not end up being a dog that...

Dogs: I have a ~5 year old English Springer Spaniel, jumping fences, hip dysplasia
jumping fences, hip dysplasia, english springer spaniel: Hi Donna, I don t know why you think your dog isn t in pain. The fact she s walking oddly, is your proof that she IS in pain. Dog s don t lie. It might be hip dysplasia, or it could be something else. Anything I could tell you would be nothing more...

Dogs: 5 year old German Sheperd Peeing, bladder infection, kidney infection
bladder infection, kidney infection, german sheperd: Not all vet s would rip you off or jerk your chain. Sounds like she has a kidney or bladder infection which could kill her fairly quickly Call your local humane society, dog rescue etc. Usually they can put you in touch with a low cost vet to make sure your...

Dogs: My almost 5 year old jack russell terrier, jack russell terrier, clear liquids
jack russell terrier, clear liquids, heart worm: Hi Kathy, I m sorry to hear that Pixie isn t feeling well. The first course of action when your dog is throwing up, is to withhold food for 12-24 hours, so that his irritated digestive track can have a rest. Offer only limited quantities of water after...

Dogs: 5 yr old American Bulldog peeing and pooping in house, obedience class, american bulldog
obedience class, american bulldog, pack members: Usually by 5 years, a dog is settled into a behavior pattern, good or bad. Perhaps a female in season upwind has set him off. Is he neutered? It is no cure all, but a big help in cases like this. The only other thing I can suggest is better leadership...

Dogs: 5 yr old boxer-grinding teeth, obedience commands, grinding teeth
obedience commands, grinding teeth, bad habit: Hi Dorothy, Well, there was a dental problem, so it s good you had your dog examined. If after she heals form the extraction, and if the x-rays are inconclusive, but your dog continues to grind her teeth you can safely assume that the grinding is a bad...

Dogs: 5 yr old boxer, moving to florida, boxer
moving to florida, boxer, positive reaction: Hi Judy; You will probably have to housebreak him again, so he learns what is acceptable there, and the new house rules. Just go about it like you wuld any age dog you are needing to housebreak. When he starts to go, take him to here he is supposed to do...

Dogs: 5months male boxer, pet store puppies, demodectic mange
pet store puppies, demodectic mange, commercial dog food: Hi Lily, Demodectic mange is not contagious to children (that would be sarcoptic mange) so you don t have any worries there. Demodectic mange can, unfortunately, be a chronic condition, and the fact that your puppy came from Pet World USA does not bode...

Dogs: 5yr old sister rivalry, behaviorist, pugs
behaviorist, pugs, bossy: What you re seeing is called displaced aggression. Misty wants desperately to go after the squirrel or other dog, or whatever, but she cannot do so because of the leash, so she goes after Trixie because she s the next closest thing. The same thing can happen...

Dogs: My 6 and a half months old chihuahua acts frightened, down position, proccess
down position, proccess, livingroom: Hi Rexy, Thank you for getting back to me. I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. Here in the USA, we have had a country wide problem with contamined dog food. Many dogs are dying or ill in the hospital. I have been helping people...

Dogs: 6 Month Old Lab Behaviour, lab puppy, acting this way
lab puppy, acting this way, dog trainer: Hello Ilya! I am sorry to say that I am not a dog trainer. You really need to ask a trainer these questions. My dogs are spoiled and not very well trained, I might add..LOL. Please look for an expert that has dog training experience. Good luck! God...

Dogs: 6 mo. lab/pit/boxer mix, runny poo, boxer mix
runny poo, boxer mix, female puppy: Could be coccidia. Which is a parasite,and they should ve checked her when they did a stool sample. Might not have though. If that s what it is they will likely prescribe albon and metronidazole. It ll clear up pretty quickly. With the other behavior that...

Dogs: 6 mo. lhasa opsa, squirt bottle, spoonfull
squirt bottle, spoonfull, thick blanket: Thanks for your question. This is going to sound really weird but it works. Open her mouth and put a spoonfull of peanutbutter on her tounge. It makes there mouth very sticky and they cant really bark. Plus she will learn that if she keeps barking then...

Dogs: 6 month female beagle, natures miracle, female beagle
natures miracle, female beagle, beagle 2: Hi Tara; As far as the gluttony, I have found this a lot in mostly the runts of the litter. The bigger kids push them away from the table and they have to struggle to get their share, and often become gluttonous eaters. Obviously you have to put down just...

Dogs: 6 month lab mix housebreaking problems, housebreaking problems, hardest time
housebreaking problems, hardest time, spare bedroom: One of the easiest dogs I ever housebroke was one that spent his first 5 months living outside. Dogs naturally want to withdraw from their living area to eliminate. I just had to teach him the spare bedroom wasn t the right place. You must understand that...

Dogs: 6 month old english bulldog vomiting, old english bulldog, white rice
old english bulldog, white rice, bullies: Hi Loren I would have your girl vet checked. There are several physical problems that could cause your girl s symptoms. And it does sound to me like a physical problem. GERD is common in bullies as are brachial and pharyngeal problems. Let me know what you...

Dogs: My 6 month old female Pom, adult coat, ius
adult coat, ius, sasha: Hi Cathy, Is she spayed? If not, that can explain her ugly fur stage (hormones) also, she should blow out her puppy coat by a year of age and get her adult coat it at that time. This all depends on if she is spayed or not though because it can also be governed...

Dogs: 6 month old puppy won't go to the bathroom outside, cocker spaniel mix, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniel mix, cocker spaniel, real situation: The more details you post, the less likely I am to suggest something you are already doing. Still, I do need to go over some details. Choose a command and spot you want it to use. When you go out, take it to the spot and give it the command in a firm, but...

Dogs: 6 month old shih tzu, peeing in the house, inappropriate urination, little puppy
inappropriate urination, little puppy, bladder infection: That really is an individual thing, and a lot depends on the dog s intelligence and the owner s persistence in training. I once had a three-month-old bitch at my parent s house for the first time, and she went to the front door, wanting to go outside....

Dogs: 6 month yellow lab, proper puppy, puppy training
proper puppy, puppy training, bite inhibition: Hi Laurie, Thank you for writing to me about your Labbie puppy. The nipping and biting that your puppy is engaging in is referred to as mouthing. Almost all puppies mouth, its how they explore. Dog s mouths are like our hands. Before puppy training,...

Dogs: 6 month yorkie is having trouble potty training, trouble potty, clap your hands
trouble potty, clap your hands, puppy training: Hello again, April. You might want to get some puppy training pads from K-mart or the pet store and use them in the litterbox rather than just paper. They are scented to attract the puppy to potty on them, so they may help with his missing the box. When...

Dogs: 6 Week Old Pomeranian Mix, smallest dogs, puppy food
smallest dogs, puppy food, tiny holes: Hello, I have not yet raised a puppy that was so small my smallest dogs were 4 to 4 1/2 pounds when I brought them home. But basicly you want to keep a tiny puppy in close contact with you...a tny puppy can fit anywere so you don t want to loose her within...

Dogs: 6 week old puppy, puppy food, nutrional value
puppy food, nutrional value, control customers: Hi Steven, She could be impacted, but that kind of diet would give her diarrhea, I would think, rather than stop her up. I would take a good puppy food, mix it with cottage cheese and some canned food. Mix it up real good and feed. Later you can go to...

Dogs: my 6 week old springer spaniel, vet asap, flint river ranch
vet asap, flint river ranch, health exam: You should be feeding your puppy whatever his breeder told you to feed him as you don t want to change his diet and upset his digestive system. He can gradually be switched over to a different, or better, diet in a few weeks, if you choose. I highly recommend...

Dogs: 6 weeks old puppies, cindy lou, potty paper
cindy lou, potty paper, lunch hour: Hello Fran, You can leave them for anywhere from 6 to up to 8 hours, however, being that they are 6 weeks old they will become hungry before that time. Usually you would feed a puppy from 5 to 12 weeks of age at least 4 set times a day. And then there are...

Dogs: 6 wk old lab pup, lab pup, puppy food
lab pup, puppy food, pelvic muscles: 6 weeks old is very young for a puppy to be taken from its mother. It isnt recommended to wean large breeds like labs until at least eight weeks, preferably ten (thats the breeders fault though not yours). he should still be being fed every four - six hours...

Dogs: 6 wk old lab pup, lab pup, old clock
lab pup, old clock, period of play: These are all common questions. I paste in old material rather than use FAQ s Likely they will cry the first few nights in the crate. I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate like I was going...

Dogs: 6-wk old min. schnauzer, paper train, how to raise a puppy
paper train, how to raise a puppy, food suggestions: A six-week-old puppy is MUCH too young to leave its mother! One shouldn t bring a puppy home until it is 8-9 weeks of age as it needs that time with its mother and littermates to learn to speak dog and to learn how to inhibit its bite. Get the book, How...

Dogs: 6 Year Old Dog Pooping Accidents, separation anxiety, thin side
separation anxiety, thin side, going to the bathroom: It almost sounds like separation anxiety, Tricia, though it is strange that it would happen after so long. Has anything about your routine changed? Anything new going on in the household? Have you changed her food recently, or has she always been on Pedigree?...

Dogs: I have a 6 year old boxer/pit..., dogs head, pit bulls
dogs head, pit bulls, head collar: Once a dog is 6 years old, it is hard to change its personality. This is even more so if you are fighting an inborn trail. Pit Bulls were bred to friendly to people, but aggressive to other dogs. People tend to panic at the mention of Pit Bulls. He will...

Dogs: 6 year old cockapoo male suddenly urinating on bed, obedience training, cockapoo
obedience training, cockapoo, whay: Hi Cindee; He didn t just urinate ion the bed, he marked it as HIS territory. Whay has this little would-be dictator gotten away with urinating in the house for this long? He has been pretty much running things his way so far, and he just decided to take...

Dogs: 6 year old female urinating inside, border collie, shiz tu
border collie, shiz tu, back porch: It s hard to say, Mindy. Are you sure that it s urine and not bile that she s throwing up during the night? They look very similar. If it s urine, it could be that she is still smelling the odor of the urine that is already in the floor. What if you block...

Dogs: 6 year old lab, rice dog food, dangerous diseases
rice dog food, dangerous diseases, chocolate lab: Sometimes dogs lose hair from poor nutrition, Sometimes from allergies, some dogs are highly allergic to cheese and other dairy products, if the dog has allergies I recommend that you feed him lamb and rice dog food and no table foods, I would have a blood...

Dogs: 6 year old peek-mix peeing on the carpet, housebreaking your dog, bladder infection
housebreaking your dog, bladder infection, nilif: First, have your vet examine her to make sure that there are no health issues like a bladder infection or stones. If that checks out okay, then you need to start housebreaking your dog from the beginning just as if you just brought an 8-week-old puppy into...

Dogs: 6 year old schnauzer losing weight, miniature schnauzers, heart worm
miniature schnauzers, heart worm, organ functions: Now here is a question for you. Are you sure that your schnauzer is too thin? I find that most people keep too much weight on their schnauzers and think that is the way they should look. I once told a woman, now a friend of mine, that her schnauzer was a bit...

Dogs: 6 yr mini schnauzer, zinc deficency, phosphorus copper
zinc deficency, phosphorus copper, veterinary dermatologist: Hi Lilly and thanks for your question. There is a condition that is predominantly present with Schnauzers and is called Schnauzer comedone syndrome. It is a skin condition that causes black-head like bumps (kind of like pimples). This could be part of the...

Dogs: 6 yr old, 3.10 lb female yorkie, hills prescription diet, potty paper
hills prescription diet, potty paper, wet foods: Don t apologize. This is the way to get back to me :) If she s not vomiting anymore and everything else is normal, take that food away from her! It s a hard thing to do but as I said earlier she will eat!! Wait until mid to late afternoon to even offer her...

Dogs: 6 yr Tibetan Spaniel with bare black spot on tail, shih tsu, tibetan spaniel
shih tsu, tibetan spaniel, hind quarters: Hi Angela. My little silver and grey Shih Tsu has a spot on his hind quarters that was infected and the hair eventually grew back solid black. We now think it gives him character! I suspect something similar happened to Boomer. Skin infections will cause...

Dogs: 65 days now, length of time, chihuahua
length of time, chihuahua, vet: 61-63 days is the most common length of time for pregnancy, but they can go 65 days. You might want to count your days again just to be sure.... I say that because once I had miscounted for one of my dogs G If nothing happens in the next day or so, contact...

Dogs: 6mo old adopted Mini-Schnauzer, nasty weather, high heaven
nasty weather, high heaven, mini schnauzer: While unpleasant with the nasty weather we have been having, you MUST go outside with him. Carry him off that deck, if necessary, and take him over to the spot you would prefer that he use. You must stay with him until he potties, and then you can praise him...

Dogs: 6mo. toy chihuahua, chronic ear infection, lymph drainage
chronic ear infection, lymph drainage, sinus infections: The lymph nodes under the jaw (usually at the junction of the jaw and throat, not actually at the chin area) collect lymph drainage from the head region. When they are inflamed it is a good idea to look for problems in this region. Chronic ear infection, tooth...

Dogs: 6mth Yorkshire Terrier losing hair on hind quarters, hind quarters, holistic diet
hind quarters, holistic diet, cindy lou: Hello Lori, you have every right to be concerned, I would probably treat the puppy for mites/sarcoptic mange. What you describe can happen with mites, even complete hair loss. It is very simple to treat, use Adams flea dip for one and wash everything the...

Dogs: about my 7 month chinhuahua, bladder problem, bladder infection
bladder problem, bladder infection, belly bands: It sounds like he is marking, and neutering might help that if you do it soon. First though, I would have him examined by your veterinarian to make sure that he doesn t have a bladder infection. Then clean up all the areas he has urinated so that there is...

Dogs: My 7 month newfie keeps doing it in the house, closet shelving, closing doors
closet shelving, closing doors, wire grid: Punishing the dog afterwards is almost useless. You need to start all over. This can be applied to older dogs too. 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: 7 month old female lab seems to think she's a male & cat chasing is costing me a fortune, puppy behaviour, obedience training
puppy behaviour, obedience training, vet bills: Dear Lyn, Thanks for the questions. Happy New Year. I m glad you wrote to me! I can help. You ve already mentioned the main solution, she needs professional obedience training . I would take the word professional out of that sentence. You don t have...

Dogs: 7 month old male yorkie, leash train, baby steps
leash train, baby steps, runnaway train: It works much better to start at 7 weeks. Now try letting him drag the leash around in the house, or even a short length of rope to get used to it. Once he starts to accept it, put the leash on. Follow his name with the command Heel! and start forward....

Dogs: is my 7 month old male terrier sick or sad?, bitch in heat, look at the girl
bitch in heat, look at the girl, two dogs: I don t think the vomiting and diarrhea are pertinent to the problem.... just a coincidence. However, I strongly suspect that the new bitch might be in season, as your male s behavior is very typical for a male with a bitch in heat in his vicinity. Take...

Dogs: 7 month old male Miniature schnauzer has rash like condition, miniature schnauzer, skin infections
miniature schnauzer, skin infections, groomers: Sometimes skin infections can take weeks to get rid of, so its possible that s why it hasn t cleared up yet. If he s licking himself excessively, that can be contributing to his problem as well. When it comes to skin infections, generally speaking you want...

Dogs: 7-month springer not eating, pistachio nut, green leaves
pistachio nut, green leaves, english springer: Hello Susan it seems he has an upset tummy...dfogs rutinely eat grass or lettuce if ioffered when feeling under the weather, as long as he has his shots and is behaving almost noraml dispite not eatring he should be fine by tomarrow and eating if not I would...

Dogs: 7 week old boxer health info, american boxer club, boxer web
american boxer club, boxer web, raw organ: Hi Dawn. I m a big fan of the boxer personality, too, but it s certainly true that they have a lot of genetic health issues, heart disease being one of the main ones. The best resource for boxer health is the American Boxer Club. Their web site outlines...

Dogs: 7 week old Chihuahua, congenital birth defect, long haired chihuahua
congenital birth defect, long haired chihuahua, puppy health: Hi Chantal, The big problem with puppy health guarantees , is that it s not like returning a pair of socks! Of course you ve come to love the puppy, and can t simply hand her back to the breeder for another one! The breeder seems to be acting a little...

Dogs: 7 week old puppy vomiting, plz help., milk bones, breed puppy
milk bones, breed puppy, puppy food: Hi Shelley :-) It is possible the milk bones selection have made her vomit. Some Dogs are very sensitive to milk products and it causes them to vomit. It is similar to a Human being allergic to Chicken which causes that person to Vomit. Take your Dog...

Dogs: My 7 week old shitzu, metal bowls, plastic bowls
metal bowls, plastic bowls, puppy food: The bowls may either be too big or she doesn t like metal bowls if that s your your using-some dogs will only eat out of a ceramic bowl Also it may take 5 or so days before the puppy feels up to eating as it takes time for them to settle in and they don...

Dogs: 7 week old toy fox terrior vomiting, toy fox terrier, fox terrior
toy fox terrier, fox terrior, stomach irritation: Hi Wendy, You didn t say which anti-inflammatory drug your dog was taking, but I can tell you that stomach irritation can be a side effect of anti-inflammatory medications in general. You should contact your vet and tell him or her that your dog doesn...

Dogs: 7 weeks old mix Terrier, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, sturdy stuff: 3 times a day until 3-4 months old, and then once a day after 6 months. 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...

Dogs: 7 wk old female pomeranian, pedigree canned food, deadly virus
pedigree canned food, deadly virus, responsible breeders: Changing her food can definitely account for the vomiting and the diarrhea, but since your puppy has never been vaccinated (responsible breeders start their puppies with the necessary vaccines), I strongly recommend taking your puppy to the vet to rule out...

Dogs: 7 wk pom pup sick, blood sugar levels, karo syrup
blood sugar levels, karo syrup, high carb food: Shanna, I m so sorry to hear about your problems with your new Pom pup. Unfortunately, hypoglycemia is more common in toy breeds and can be very serious. It can also be hereditary, so I would mention this to the breeder and make sure that they were not...

Dogs: MY 7 YR OLD PITT BULL, pitt bull, urine culture
pitt bull, urine culture, money problems: Your dog needs to see a vet, or you need to at least call your vet and explain what s going on and see what he/she thinks, Yolanda. He could have an infection, which doesn t require a series of tests, as you put it. All the vet should have to do is a urine...

Dogs: 7 year old golden retriever from puppy farm, puppy farm, puppy mill
puppy farm, puppy mill, hind quarters: Well that is typical of dogs that have never been around people or in a house-some dogs are like that even if they are well looked after,but only stay outside or in a kennel I think it ll mostly take allot of time ans patience to have her come out of her...

Dogs: 7-year old golden ret. acts like a bad puppy, dogs and puppies, playful puppy
dogs and puppies, playful puppy, bad puppy: Hi Grace, SIT is the foundation for all obedience. All other commands, learning and control branch from this one simple exercise. Even for those who don t care to teach formal obedience, SIT will still be a valuable tool. Consider what happens...

Dogs: My 7 year old lab keeps attacking my 7 week old puppy lab, vet emergency, dominant dogs
vet emergency, dominant dogs, websits: Frankly, some dogs just do not get along well with puppies. I think you should return the puppy before your male kills him. That bit about ignoring dog interaction has to do with two dogs settling their dominance issues on their own. It does not apply to...

Dogs: 70 lb. German Shepherd Pup.. What should I expect?, puppy socialization classes, omega fish oils
puppy socialization classes, omega fish oils, male german shepherd: Ok one more word of advice. If you don t have him on large breed puppy food put him on that now. Take him off as soon as he hits nine months and put him on adult food. Also watch for bloat. these big, deep chested guys are notorious for it. Make sure he has...

Dogs: 7mo old pup not eating, chicken soup for the dog lover, canned mackerel
chicken soup for the dog lover, canned mackerel, dry dog foods: Hi Teresa, There are some holistic remedies you can try for loss of appetite. They are: Aromatherapy - two essential oils, rose and vetiver, act very quickly to restore appetite. You can put a few drops of either one on a bandanna and tie it around his...

Dogs: 7mo. Pom's Bad Behaviors, puppy housebreaking tips, bitter apple spray
puppy housebreaking tips, bitter apple spray, plant doors: Hello! Yes, you definetly have a problem. It does sound like a marking thing, and that is very common when there is more than one male in the household. They are making their identity known, and marking things makes it his . It s going to be hard to...

Dogs: 7month old in heat, border collie mix, chest x ray
border collie mix, chest x ray, overpopulation problem: Hi Angie, Thanks for writing to me. It does seem that your female was in heat and may have been inpregnated. I would suggest that you call your vet in the morning and see if they can spay her immediately or if there is a morning after pill? It would...

Dogs: 7month old rottweiler male and a 5 year old staffie male together, staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler
staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler, food bowls: Hello, well the Rotty is almost sexually matured now if not already and if they are not fighting as of yet I don t think there will be much of a problem..if they do really start to get into fights thou having them both Neutered will sort everything out..Two...

Dogs: 7month old rottweiler male and a 5 year old staffie male together, staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler
staffordshire bull terrier, male rottweiler, sexual maturity: Hi Corinne; I recommend you have the Royttie neutered right away, unless the blood line is such that to breed him would be improving the breed. Neutering not only cures a lot of the problems that having more than one un-neutered male can come up. If the...

Dogs: 7wk old shitzu, shitzu puppy, closet shelving
shitzu puppy, closet shelving, crate training: 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: 7yr old Jack Russell on siezure medication, gluten free diets, canine epilepsy
gluten free diets, canine epilepsy, symes: You need to talk to your veterinarian about this as the medication may have to be changed or adjusted. Here is an article written by John B. Symes, DVM, (DogtorJ.) that you might find interesting, titled Idiopathic Epilepsy - The Dietary Solution http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id21.html...

Dogs: my 8 lb puppy, enver, peace of mind
enver, peace of mind, good health: Hello. First let me say I am sorry for the loss of your puppy and second let me ask why you gave the puppy this? what type of puppy did you have? was it in good health...why was this given to it? and I say yes this could kill the dog maybe it was allergic...

Dogs: 8 Month Old Lab, acting this way, random things
acting this way, random things, messes: Hi Llya; I wouldn t put any weights on his back. At his age, this would most likely cause some deformation,and cause severe ack problems later on in life. I hope you didn t see that on The Dog Whisperer. I would hate to think he would recommend such a thing....

Dogs: 8 Month Old Lab, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: 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 a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: My 8 Month old Dog, Samuel...., vet clinics, blastomycosis
vet clinics, blastomycosis, humane association: Hi Amanda, Your dog s current condition probably isn t at all related to mange he was recently treated for. Mange doesn t cause lethargy or vomiting. The unresponsive behavior is what concerns me the most. When a dog is conscious, but unresponsive it...

Dogs: 8 mo old male yellow lab, obedience class, adult teeth
obedience class, adult teeth, pack structure: He has been that way ever since he was a puppy? The sooner you start, the easier it is. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. 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...

Dogs: Is my 8 month female pit on heat?, female pit, heat cycle
female pit, heat cycle, vulva: Hi Kevin, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also...

Dogs: My 8 month female pitbull, puppy food, heat cycle
puppy food, heat cycle, eclampsia: Hi Kevin, You can get a shot within 3 days of the breeding to prevent her from getting pregnant. Otherwise, there is really nothing else you can do. a dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. A dog s heat cycle breaks down in the following...

Dogs: 8 month Maltese, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva
cindy lou, swelling of the vulva, vaginal area: Hello Britanie, what I can tell you is that the vulva is usually 3 times it s normal size. If breeding is to occur this enlargement makes it easier for the male to penetrate. Here is what you experience when a dog goes into heat. You may notice a slight...

Dogs: 8 month old pom, male dogs, altaria
male dogs, altaria, estrus: Hi Altaria and thanks for your question. Could your pup possibly be in heat (estrus)? Has she been spayed? If not, then I would say she is in heat and you should be very careful about her being around male dogs. If she has been fixed, then it is possible...

Dogs: my 8 month old pup, blue tick hound, lilac bush
blue tick hound, lilac bush, furniture cushions: 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 a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: 8 month old Yorkie won't eliminate outside, yorkie, kitchen floor
yorkie, kitchen floor, housebreaking: It would be good if you have some extra time over the weekend. When you think he needs to go out, tae him out. Walk him around. Keep going except give him plenty of time to sniff around. Give him a command for eliminating at each stop. At 8 months, it...

Dogs: 8 month old yorkie in season, cindi, yorkie
cindi, yorkie, fairchild: Tonya If you check my profile Diane Fairchild and Cindi Bass are the same person. Diane being my middle name and Fairchild my maiden name. When I first started on this site my husband wasn t thrilled about me using my name on such a public site, He since...

Dogs: 8 month westie mixed shitzu, irritable bowel disease, precious pup
irritable bowel disease, precious pup, shelley davis: Dear Jazmin, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. This is an unfortuate situation in that someone gave you a dog that had intestional problems without telling you what was causing them. There are many things that can cause diarrhea but pooping...

Dogs: 8 Week Old Lab-Crate Training, crate training, poop
crate training, poop, pee: Try taking the water up about 7 PM. When you make that last trip outside, make sure she walks around until she does something. The movement is very important in stimulating elimination. When she barks in the middle of the nigh, respond as quickly as you...

Dogs: 8 week Lab is scared, anxiety reaction, extreme fear
anxiety reaction, extreme fear, key way: Hi Christoper, Thank you for your question and choosing me to answer it at AllExperts. Most dogs can be made to enjoy the crate and feel secure in it. However, your dog is in what is called, developmentally, a sensitive Fear Period. At this time, I would...

Dogs: 8 week old Chihuahua pup, puppy boy, canned dog food
puppy boy, canned dog food, chihuahua puppy: Hi Denice! He is still just a baby! I think you may want to make his food a little more enticing. Whenever I get a new baby, I mix up a good dry puppy food, with some cottage cheese and some canned dog food. Mix all of this together and put in a container....

Dogs: my 8 week old husky and 6 month old beagle, household dogs, obedience class
household dogs, obedience class, dominant behavior: Butt sniffing is a very complicated behavior. The presenting ones butt to be sniffed sounds like a way of showing ones higher rank. We have usually had good results putting different aged puppies together. However, usually it is a visit, and somehow they...

Dogs: 8 week old puppy, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, sturdy stuff: As soon as the directions say. The Revolution I use can be started at 6 weeks. Bonus info: 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,...

Dogs: 8 wk old Lab puppy w/diarrhea and vomiting, lab puppy, laura murphy
lab puppy, laura murphy, bowel movement: Hi Raquel, An 8-week old puppy can get very sick very fast. You should definitely have him seen as soon as possible. Depending on the situation in which he was raised, he could have worms or other parasites. If it were an adult dog, it wouldn t be quite...

Dogs: 8 wk. old male chihuaha (Shnitzie), leash problem, hand shakes
leash problem, hand shakes, chihuaha: The leash problem is indeed a problem, though it is common for puppies who have never worn a leash before to fight it. Try just letting him drag it around when he s in the house; don t try to take him for walks or anything with it just yet. When he s not paying...

Dogs: My 8 year old dog has started chewing the fence, health food stores, rescue remedy
health food stores, rescue remedy, kong toy: Well there are a few things you can do First try using a tie out for him,have the rope long enough to go all around the yard,just short of the fence Another you can try is to get a toy called a Kong toy(can be bought at most pet stores)and stuff it...

Dogs: 8 year old female dog behaving strangely, bichon frise, passing phase
bichon frise, passing phase, erratic behavior: Hi there. we tell people all the time to do a test when they are pregnant to know how the dog will be with a new child. Unfortunately, i can not help you from here and there is only one way to fix this. You need to hire a behaviorist with a good reputation...

Dogs: 8 year old shepherd mis losing hair in clumps, vet treatments, bug invasion
vet treatments, bug invasion, vet visit: Jill Look for flea dirt, at the base of her tail, the center of her shoulders (withers) behind her ears, on her tummy under her chin and throat area. It ll look like little black specks of dirt. If it s there you have fleas. Bathe her in dawn dishwashing...

Dogs: 8-year-old Yorkie/shih tzu wheezing, long term solution, piriton
long term solution, piriton, chest infection: Quite perplexing. I m sorry, but the only suggestion I can provide is that you at least call your vet and get a consultation. It doesn t cost to talk through the phone to him/her, and it may be very helpful. Also, if possible, try to find another veterinarian...

Dogs: 8 yr old lab w/ incontinence after anal sacs removed, anal sacs, neosporin
anal sacs, neosporin, petsmart: Hi Lora; did your vet not give you ointment to put on the wound? I have had better luck with Bag Balm than with Neosporin for wounds. Petsmart carries it now, and probably Petco does. Otherwise you can get it at any feed store. What it is for is cows...

Dogs: 8wk old puppy, anxiety problems, potty training
anxiety problems, potty training, puppy: Hi Linda, The good thing about your situation is that puppies imprint from birth until about 4-6 months of age, so they can still imprint with good behaviors even if they have been taken away too young. The big thing they tend to not learn is to keep their...

Dogs: why is my 8wk pitbull so lazy?, match box, click sound
match box, click sound, clicker: Dear Kahla Thank you for your question. Your dog is only very young at the moment and sleeping & eating is going to be the main thing she is going to do! You will see her activity levelís increase as she grows! I would advise you introduce 3/4...

Dogs: 8yr Old Behavior Problems, tile flooring, separation anxiety
tile flooring, separation anxiety, bill of health: Joe, I think the problem is stemming from his separation anxiety issues, as well as having food/water left available to him at all times. He has no structured schedule. I would recommend that you stop free feeding him and establish a feeding schedule. Feed...

Dogs: 8yr.old husky/akita, vet visit, cushing s syndrome
vet visit, cushing s syndrome, inflamed skin: Hi Gloria, There are actually many conditions who s symptoms include itching inflamed skin and hair loss. Your dog could be suffering with conditions such as Demodectic mange, Cushing s Syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), a contact allergy, fleas, ringworm,...

Dogs: 8yr Rot hind end function, pinched nerve, open wounds
pinched nerve, open wounds, hind end: Oh, Robert! How sad for your girl!! In addition to the medications, you may want to consider adding fish oil and vitamin E to her diet. Fish oil, which works in conjunction with vitamin E, has anti-inflammatory properties that may help with the arthritis....

Dogs: 8yr Rottweiler, urinary tract infections, internal organs
urinary tract infections, internal organs, sugar content: Hi Des, Dogs with diabetes are prone to develop urinary tract infections, and that could most certainly cause blood in the dog s urine, or to drip from his penis. The sugar content of urine in a diabetic dog provides a breeding ground for bacteria once...

Dogs: 9 dead puppies..., dead puppies, spayed
dead puppies, spayed, to have puppies: HI Cissy! This is just so sad. Since she is very timid and scared all the time, it could very well be signs of abuse. Did you get her from a shelter? Many times, abused dogs are brought in and they have no way of telling what the background is. The best...

Dogs: 9 Month Old Chihuahua Brothers, meat tenderizer, hormone testosterone
meat tenderizer, hormone testosterone, pad holder: The sooner you can have them neutered, the better. The hormone testosterone has been linked to aggression, and once the dogs have reached sexual maturity (which they may already have done, being that they are a small breed), it can take up to 6 months for...

Dogs: 9 mnth min pin going in house, dogs and cats, grassy spot
dogs and cats, grassy spot, puddles: It is never easy fixing things that weren t done right. Going out with him is right. This is material mean for younger puppies, what I am doing now with my 2 month old. Choose a command and spot you want it to use. The less accessible to strays, the...

Dogs: 9 month old bichon frise with dark reddish brown discharge from rectum, doggie diapers, reddish brown spots
doggie diapers, reddish brown spots, puppy food: Hi Kathy, I was in Bichon rescue for years and loved the little furbabies. It sounds to me like Daisy is in heat. If it gets too messy, many people find the little doggie diapers helpful during this time. Laura Murphy Pets by Nature www.petsbynature.co...

Dogs: 9 month old Chihuahua, pain meds, money is a problem
pain meds, money is a problem, baby teeth: HI Arlene! I don t see anything wrong with helping it along. Give her some hard things to chew on, like chew bones and treats, it might help loosen it. If you can manually loosen it, go for it. I wouldn t give her any pain meds though, as you don t want...

Dogs: my 9 month old shih tzu, terrible slaughter, unwanted dogs
terrible slaughter, unwanted dogs, shih tzu: I would see the vet. I have to ask, why isn t he neutered yet? Did you do an exhaustive research to make sure you were buying a dog with the potential to be selected as breeding stock? Are you sure such problems aren t common in either his mother s or father...

Dogs: My 9 month old Westie, negative signals, westie
negative signals, westie, habit: Michael, What is your reaction when she does this. Do you feel distressed or giving out negative signals. She is submitting. A dog will urinate when they submit to another. Is there a difference in her reactions to men vs women? nancy get back to...

Dogs: 9 week old Min Pin, housebreaking, litter box
housebreaking, litter box, firecracker: What do YOU want to do with her? I want mine to potty outside, so I start housebreaking at five weeks of age. When they are old enough (as yours is), I crate-train them and continue with the housebreaking. While I can see the advantage of a litter box...

Dogs: 9 week old puggle, baby gate, real solution
baby gate, real solution, little house: 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 anything except its own toys. In a quiet, but firm voice Bad dog, its name drop! . Gently remove what ever and...

Dogs: 9 week old puppy -- yard time, titer test, standard poodle
titer test, standard poodle, mom dad: As long as no other dogs or other animals have access to your yard, I d say he is probably fine for a couple of hours per day outside (not necessarily all at once). At just 9 weeks, though, he has not had his shots, and is still succeptible to diseases like...

Dogs: 9 week weimaraner sick, pork chop, excessive wear
pork chop, excessive wear, weimaraner: I would call the vet. The grapes could be the problem. I will leave it to the vet to decide if the only problem is going to be the diarrhea and the danger is over. For some puppies, that could have been enough to kill it. Pork chop bones are not good...

Dogs: 9 wk old schnauzer, kennel cough, miniature schnauzer
kennel cough, miniature schnauzer, bacterial infections: It sounds like kennel cough. You should probably talk to the vet about this to confirm, and maybe he can offer some ideas which might help her a bit... although nothing can really help kennel cough; one mostly just has to wait it out. Watch to make sure she...

Dogs: 9 YEAR OLD LAB, alkaline phosphatase, exercise tolerance
alkaline phosphatase, exercise tolerance, adrenal glands: Hi Larz, I m not a vetrinarian, so I can only offer suggestions about your dog s condition. It sounds as though your dog might have Cushing s Disease, which is also called is hyperadrenocorticism. Two small glands called the adrenal glands, which lay...

Dogs: 9 Year Old Labrador Retriever Will Not Eat Hard Dog Food, female labrador retriever, canned dog food
female labrador retriever, canned dog food, dog biscuits: Hello this can be a big problem...it will cause plaqe coated teeth and eventually tooth loss....tooth loss is much more common in dogs few soft diets. The simplest way to get her to eat dry food and when you want her to is do this: Each day twice daily works...

Dogs: 9 year old Black Lab, average life span, thyroid problem
average life span, thyroid problem, thyroid problems: Beyond feeding a decent chow, and not too much of it and bathing a dog seldom if ever, I have little in the way of answer for your question. Even if I could say yes, that is a thyroid problem, I couldn t give you the medicine the dog would need. You need...

Dogs: 9 yr old bassett hound peeing in house, separation anxiety, living quarters
separation anxiety, living quarters, bassett hound: Dear heather, Thanks for the question. Since the behavior is associated with his stays at the other house, then I believe the stays are stressing him or causing him to have a lapse in house training. Sudden changes in routine or living quarters are...

Dogs: 9 yr old boxer trying to attack new puppy., old boston, muzzle
old boston, muzzle, leashes: She is probably trying to dominate the puppy,a trick that usually works is this:let the boxer play with the puppy in the yard,but put a muzzle on the boxer,so she can t hurt the puppy,and she will soon realize the puppy isn t going to hurt her and eventually...

Dogs: 9 yr. old dachshund, household routine, obedience class
household routine, obedience class, obedience classes: Hi there, There are a couple of things which come to mind: Has there been a change in your dog s daily activity routine? Such as a daily playtime which has been omitted, or have you had a change in your household routine that your dog is reacting to?...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, veterinarian care, replacement surgeries
veterinarian care, replacement surgeries, stray dogs: Usually Shelters will not adopt to anyone that can t properly care for an animal, if their is no one else that is willing to share in the responsibility of caring for an animal than you should make sure that you notify the local shelter and inform them not...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, litter boxes
replacement surgeries, litter boxes, boxes etc: No problem. Perhaps even a caged mammal would be OK. Rabbits can be house trained to use litter boxes etc. Just explain that dogs are hard work. Take a LOT of time and energy, and if not given exercise and stimulation won t develope into well adjusted...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, shelley davis, replacement surgeries
shelley davis, replacement surgeries, having a pet: Dear Jim, Thank you for writing to me about your 90 yr old father who wants to adopt a dog. God bless him for wanting to embrace life at his age! That s probably how he made it this far to begin with! :) My suggestion is to find him a senior dog that...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, gold fish
replacement surgeries, gold fish, guineapig: No a dog isn t suitable maybe twenty years ago it was but now its not a dog will bond strongly to its owner and it will chances are outlive him the dogs heart will be broken when hes master passes... instead try something that lives in a cage like a guineapig...

Dogs: 90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog, replacement surgeries, shi tzu
replacement surgeries, shi tzu, hip replacement: Well he could get a small non active breed,like a shi tzu,Pekinese,pug,Chihuahua or Maltese Those breeds don t need much exercise,so if he s looking for a dog,those are the breeds to go for,they are also not strong so they won t over power him at al...

Dogs: 99 % sure she's pregnant, german shep, puppy food
german shep, puppy food, teats: Thanks for your question. What you should do for her is make her a bedded area where she likes to lay down. A nesting area for her to feel comforable. Start feeding her purinea puppy food this is great for the milk and will not make it so hard for the...

Dogs: 9mo Housebreaking concerns, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner
baby gates, enzymatic cleaner, foot leash: Jay, use baby gates to confine her to the room you re in or use a 6 foot leash and keep her tethered to you at all times when she s out of her crate. That way, you will be able to notice when she is showing signs of needing to go, and you can say Need to...

Dogs: 9yr old Rottie/Lab is spade but now is bleeding, kidney infection, bladder infection
kidney infection, bladder infection, female organs: Again, if your dog is spayed, she cannot be in heat. It s just not possible as all of her female organs should have been removed. If she has a kidney or bladder infection she may be a bit droopy, may pee in small amounts frequently, may have a fever or may...

Dogs: Abandoned mommy dog, feeding puppies, hip bones
feeding puppies, hip bones, earth god: Hi Juliet! Bless your heart for rescuing this dog. She was obviously starving, and trying to keep her puppies fed! You didn t say, are the pups still nursing? If so, then let nature take it s course. She will feed them and when they are weaned her nipples...

Dogs: Abby, grand mal seizures, third eyelids
grand mal seizures, third eyelids, ciprofloaxin: HI Debby, We each have to make our own decision regarding the welfare of our pets. In my opinion, if your dog is not leading a life that is pain-free and happy, then it may be time to let her go. I know this is very hard but we have to come to the point...

Dogs: Abby, behavior tip, time means that
behavior tip, time means that, adult dogs: Hi Amanda, Congratulations on getting your dog! With adult dogs, just like with a puppy, you need to supervise 100% of the time when they are indoors, until the habit of waiting to relieve themselves outside is firmly established. Since some dogs, like...

Dogs: Abnormal Shedding, rhodesian ridgeback, quality fish
rhodesian ridgeback, quality fish, metal horse: I have never know a Ridgeback to shed that severely. I am not sure what is causing it. Be careful not to brush burn him with too much brushing. As far as wet grooming, I wouldn t use a rake of any kind. Get whats known as a Zoom Groom. It is a rubber curry...

Dogs: Absolutely DO NOT LIKE IT!!, light sweater, groomers
light sweater, groomers, yorkie: Hello yes or course you can get his hari cut if you get it done short you might need a light sweater for him for walks or if your home is cooler then most but for sure you can get it cut a full out cut will last longer then a trim and he wont have to be bothered...

Dogs: Abused/ Kennel bound Rescued pup training, wits end, lost cause
wits end, lost cause, pup: Well sometimes it may take up to a month to get used to being in a house when they have always been in a kennel Having said that,there is a trick that you can try-first what you can try is to slowly reach out and give her a treat,but for the first few times...

Dogs: Abused Maltese, rabbit water, puppy mill
rabbit water, puppy mill, water container: Well what would actually help her it dog training,but it would be a good idea to call around and explain to them how your little dog is like and her history,as there are trainers around that deal with nervous dogs and training them can make them confiden...

Dogs: Abused puppy, chow mix, puppy
chow mix, puppy, vet: What you can try and do is to coax her out of her cage with a small treat and lots and lots of praise-you may still have to use a leash for a while but as soon as she comes out to you,give her a small treat By doing so,you are showing her that you aren...

Dogs: Accidental Breeding, bone defects, bullmastiff
bone defects, bullmastiff, brucellosis: Hey Carrie. First off, I always try to deter people from breeding their dogs. I have seen the dogs sitting in shelters desperately waiting on homes. Even though this litter will be mutts, you can breed her to another mastiff later on & get a purebred litter....

Dogs: Accidental breeding, early pregnancy, may31
early pregnancy, may31, heat cycle: Lindy, There is something out there that is very expensive, that shows early pregnancy. I believe it is not accepted here yet. If the thirty first is around the 12/13 day of her heat cycle, she is probably pregnant. If you are never going to breed her,...

Dogs: Accidents, bladder infection, wherewithall
bladder infection, wherewithall, evening activities: Much of this is because she is still a puppy. However, if her potty habits have changed, I would have a urinalysis done on her to be sure that she doesn t have a bladder infection. Most dogs need to be taught to bark at the door, or otherwise indicate...

Dogs: Accidents on owner's bed, offshore oil rig, household routine
offshore oil rig, household routine, walking pneumonia: Hi Megan, Where does the bassett sleep? It sounds like she senses your boyfriend being sick. Someone being sick in the house does raise the tension level in the house, even though we may not notice it, the animals do. Thats why animals always act different...

Dogs: Acid Reflux, acid reflux, terrier poodle mix
acid reflux, terrier poodle mix, digestion system: Dear Cindy Thank you for your question. I am not sure whether dogs can suffer from acid reflux. Does he do this after he has eaten? If so, I would recommend that you moisten your dogs diet, feed at least 2 meals a day, and raise your dog meal off the...

Dogs: No Action with my Lab, progesterone, puppies
progesterone, puppies, vet: I have had at least one bitch who refused to be bred her entire breeding life, and another who wanted to pick her own mate. (The first male ignored her as if she wasn t in season, the second she tried to kill, and the third she solicited, and was bred by......

Dogs: ADD, good companions, train dogs
good companions, train dogs, usualy: Now are you looking for a certain breed of dog,or a dog that is trained to help your son? If your looking for a breed of dog,usualy labs are very good with kids and will tolerate alot of things Now for dogs trained for this I found some websites that...

Dogs: JUST ADDED A NEW PUPPY, puppy pen, male dogs
puppy pen, male dogs, female dogs: Hello, Offen people with multiple dogs have multiple male dogs without problems but both should be neutered for this to work well. If you give them some time say 6 weeks you will be able to see if they are going to get along well or not...I have two female...

Dogs: Adding a 2nd puppy, obedience train, beagle puppy
obedience train, beagle puppy, vet visit: It is hard to say how much of a problem you will have. What I have heard is that 2 puppies so close together in age will bond to each other and tend to be poorly socialized to people and other dogs. The other thing is that 2 females is the combination most...

Dogs: Adding a 3rd Dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, male dogs: I don t expect it to be a big problem. It is possible that with a male around the females, will become more competitive. Nip that in the bud by giving them good leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Dogs: Adding a Basset to the family, basset hound, heart and home
basset hound, heart and home, new best friend: Hi Mike, Thank you for writing to me about your Basset Hound. I am so pleased that you are opening your heart and home to another one and giving your dog a chance for a new best friend. In answer to your first question, Bassets do mix very well. They...

Dogs: Adding a cat to our two large lab puppy family., introducing dogs and cats, introducing cats to dogs
introducing dogs and cats, introducing cats to dogs, dogs and cats: Hi Brittnie, A kitten would be easy to introduce, as long it s an outgoing and social kitten (of about 8 weeks in age). Being a baby, it would be most accepting of your dogs. You can also find cats that are already socialized to dogs. One really good...

Dogs: Adding a new dog to the household, puppy dogs, chow mix
puppy dogs, chow mix, getting a new puppy: Hi Chris, Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Dogs have a complex social order that is often ignored, or unseen by their human owners. Just as your Lab mix had to come to an understanding when you first brought home the Chihuahua, so the does the...

Dogs: Adding new dog, jack russell terrier, shelley davis
jack russell terrier, shelley davis, positive reinforcement: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. I would think that life would be easiest for all if you picked out a submissive female. I would also suggest that you work on your Jack Russell s aggressiveness. If you establish yourself as the pack leader, your JR...

Dogs: Adding a new puppy with an old dog, introducing two dogs, male puppy
introducing two dogs, male puppy, quiet dogs: Hi Kathryn, In the two dog households I ve known that have had problems with fighting between dogs, they have overwhelmingly been two female dog homes. It doesn t seem to matter that the dogs were spayed. You might want to consider a male puppy. Older...

Dogs: Adding a puppie to the family, male pitbull, puppie
male pitbull, puppie, pitbulls: Hi Jamie, I don t recommend bring two pitbulls in together unless you are such a powerful leader that they won t fight. But that is a rarity and a whole bunch of work. Why not a female? Spay her early and you will have a peaceful home instead of a working...

Dogs: Adding a Second dog to the family, behavioral signs, dog trainer
behavioral signs, dog trainer, right decision: Hi there. Sounds like you need a dog trainer to help you calm your dog down. i can not help you from here unfortunately, but i can tell you that adding another dog may cause problems. Many people get a second dog for a playmate for their dog or other reasons...

Dogs: Adding second male puppy - same breed, male puppy, male dogs
male puppy, male dogs, two females: Dear Dianne, Thanks for the questions. In general, opposite sex, canine playmates get along better than same sex playmates. That does not mean that two females or two males can t be the best of friends, it s just that the majority of reported and documented,...

Dogs: Adjustment to another dog in the home, obedience class, sheltie mix
obedience class, sheltie mix, two dogs: This is such a great question! First of all, don t treat him better than the other dog, you are simply reinforcing his idea that he IS probably better and he will continue to resent the new dog. Think of it as your spouse suddenly brings home another spouse....

Dogs: Adopted Daschund only potties in crate, potties, food intake
potties, food intake, puppy: Well that is very unusual,as crates usual work to stop the dog from house soiling Another method you could try are puppy pads or paper training to start off with,so he will know one spot to go,then you can start placing her outside when he starts sniffing...

Dogs: Adopted Dog/4th day eating little to no food, vet visit, science diet
vet visit, science diet, beef broth: Well usually it just takes time,in fact sometimes it can take up to ten days for a dog to settle in enough to eat-you might want to try to hand feed her a bit,but you don t want to baby her too much or she ll always want that the best thing is to just wait...

Dogs: Adopted dog suddenly misbehaving, upstairs bathroom, jack russell
upstairs bathroom, jack russell, sofas: Well you have to make sure he knows you are in charge,now that he is comfortable in his home he may now think he is in charge As soon as he jumps up on the sofa,take him off and say off loud and firm,and when he goes in rooms you don t want him in,take...

Dogs: Adopted dogs physical appearence, prolapsed uterus, female boxer
prolapsed uterus, female boxer, long nipples: Hi Jessica, It s natural and normal for a female dog to develop the rather stretched out features you ve described. It may get a little better with time (you didn t say when she had the litter) but the majority of stretching will remain, there is little...

Dogs: Adopted lab marking house, roommate works, room mate
roommate works, room mate, belly band: Dyan, as I said, just putting the band on him will not solve the behavior - all it will do is protect your home from being peed all over. You STILL have to keep an eye on him and correct him as soon as you see him start to lift his leg on something - just...

Dogs: Adopted Pup not eating, male puppy, bill of health
male puppy, bill of health, dogfood: Well usually it just takes time,in fact sometimes it can take up to ten days for a dog to settle in enough to eat-you might want to try to hand feed him a bit,but you don t want to baby her too much or she ll always want that the best thing is to just wait...

Dogs: Adopted a rescue dog, funky mood, craving attention
funky mood, craving attention, chicken and rice: Dee, I appreciate your understanding and again, I apologize. Let s do this in numerical order so I don t miss something :) 1. When I bathed her, she shed what I thought to be a great deal of hair, is this normal? She also has this odor and oily skin[fur]...

Dogs: Adopted toy poodle, toy poodle, free feeds
toy poodle, free feeds, soft food: The best thing to do is to give her some time,it often takes a month or longer for a dog to adjust into a new home Another good idea is to look into dog obedience-as that often builds confidence-I had a dog that was like yours and training turned her right...

Dogs: Adopting 3 year old .... to housebreak?, washroom, harrier
washroom, harrier, pee: It might be a good idea to have the crate closer to the door,and to take him out a little more often And it is normal for males to pee a lot when outside-as well as having to go,males also mark but get him fixed and it will reduce that problem,and it...

Dogs: Adopting a puppy, adopting a puppy, stray rescue
adopting a puppy, stray rescue, adoption fee: It is quite normal for a dog past the age of 3 not to like a new puppy. Yes, do the long walk. Also see if the worker will meet you somewhere other than your house initially, even down the block might help. I am not completely convinced the neutral ground...

Dogs: Adopting a Senior Chihuahua that's not neutered, female chihuahua, male dogs
female chihuahua, male dogs, rescue folks: Hi Tina, She will swell and have a bloody discharge when in heat. Chihuahuas don t bleed much, but she would be constantly licking herself. If you have had her three years, I think you would have noticed. Sounds like she s been spayed to me! Keep in mind...

Dogs: Adoption of an older Dog, sensitive periods, heritable traits
sensitive periods, heritable traits, socialization: Hi Jeanette, Thanks for choosing me to answer your question here at AllExperts. Your dachshund has not been with you very long and may still be getting used to his surroundings and the new environment. Also, his history and genetics could figure in...

Dogs: Adult adopted dog pooped in crate, siberian husky mix, short periods
siberian husky mix, short periods, tuesday morning: It could be stress,and she could be marking her crate to keep the cat away(which she may see as a threat )if that is the case a good idea would be to pet the cat with a blanket or towel and have the dog sniff it or even play with it while petting her so...

Dogs: Adult Dog Potty Training, local animal, animal shelter
local animal, animal shelter, humane society: Hi Dana It s really frustrating isn t it? just remember that it is for her as well, since she can t tell you what s wrong. Don t give up on her. Go back to crating her, but crate her PERIOD unless she is eating or outside pottying, being walked, or having...

Dogs: Adult Dog Rebellion, little dog, pomeranian
little dog, pomeranian, poodle: Hi, 10 hours is too long for a small dog to hold it. Put puppy pads down for her to use during the day, also do not let her have access to all the house until she is housebroken. confine her to a space where she can be watched and corrected. OR put...

Dogs: Adult Dog with Terrible Breath and Strict Dry Food Diet, kibbles and bits, quality dog food
kibbles and bits, quality dog food, dry dog food: Blue is very very good. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers soul is good but very high in protein. Nutro is pretty good. Enhance is very good. Anything that doesn t have by products, wheat and soy. Type in Dog Food Comparison Chart in your search engine that ll...

Dogs: Adult dogs and puppes-training question, adult dogs, two dogs
adult dogs, two dogs, front yard: No. As I said in my previous answer to you, your older dog should put the younger dog in her place as she gets a little older herself (and more capable of understanding a correction, instead of interpreting it as play or whatever). Play fighting is fine, and...

Dogs: Adult Female Pooped on, delicious morsel, supper dish
delicious morsel, supper dish, taking the pills: Hi sue; The pooping was, I think, a spite thing. Don t have a clue what she got mad at him for, but do think she was getting back at him. Maybe on the blankets and not the sheets because she knows YOU wash the sheets, and she wasn t being mean to YOU. ...

Dogs: Adult Male/Female Puppy, anxiety problem, female puppy
anxiety problem, female puppy, animal massage: Hi Michael; Is the JR neutered? If not, that will hlp the aggression some. Training is most effective. If he has been trained, and this has not cured the aggression, then it may be an anxiety problem. Most aggression seems to be just a mean dog, but usually...

Dogs: Adult potty training, potties, end result
potties, end result, good job: Well, if she jumps out of an x-pen and over a baby gate (they make tall ones, by the way), then I guess you have no other choice but to crate her. So I would suggest that you get a very large wire crate to keep her in during the day when you are not at home....

Dogs: Adult training, animal behaviorist, immediate family members
animal behaviorist, immediate family members, dirty teeth: Since this behavior has been allowed to continue for so long, it will probably be very hard to correct. I would suggest that you get the name of a good animal behaviorist from your veterinarian and also get your dog into obedience classes at a good training...

Dogs: Advice on what dog to get, litter owner, obedience training
litter owner, obedience training, heat cycle: I would definitely get a female and either have her spayed or separate her during the heat cycle. Two male pitbulls and two mastiffs may become aggressive with each other when they reach around two years old. As far as the breed to get, it depends on your...

Dogs: Advice on elderly dog, rough collie, breathing problem
rough collie, breathing problem, cuddly toys: Thanks for your question. As large dogs get older that is when you start noticing all these problems. One thing I can say is just from what you wrote me I can tell that Megan has lived a wonderful life. VERY RARELY do you every hear of a large breed such...

Dogs: Advice on my Shit Zu puppy, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: Advice on Training new puppy, mini dachshund puppy, adult teeth
mini dachshund puppy, adult teeth, unacceptable behavior: I am not sure you worded the question the way you wanted. To retrain from a paper inside, to outside, take the paper outside, a used one is best. When he uses the paper outside, praise him. Make sure he knows he is the best little dog there is. Eventually,...

Dogs: Affenpinscher Training, closet shelving, crate train
closet shelving, crate train, crat: Good for you thinking ahead. 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...

Dogs: AGE & POSTURE, posture, boxer
posture, boxer, boxers: Hi Teresa, Your boxer is approx. 42-60 years of age. It varies when comparing it to dog years, depending on the breed of dog. As far as his posturing, he has his back to you because he trusts you and knows that you will not endanger him or harm him in anyway,...

Dogs: VERY AGGRESSIVE MALE PITBULL, male pitbull, gentle dogs
male pitbull, gentle dogs, aggressive dogs: Hi Christine; This is a nervous dog, possible scarred by treatment he recieved before you got him. The only thing I can suggest is massage. I have turned very aggressive dogs into gentle dogs with it, many times, some that had been aggressive for years....

Dogs: AGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN MY PUPPY, separation anxiety, dog trainers
separation anxiety, dog trainers, lunges: We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. The logical thing is to let him be one of them. But we have hearts as well as brains. I understand why you would hate that. I do not have a proven, successful method to solve his problems....

Dogs: Age when a Border Collie puppy becomes an adult, collie puppy, border collie
collie puppy, border collie, approximate age: A border collie is relatively full-grown, height-wise at approximately a year old. They may continue to fill out slightly until 18 months old and may grow an inch or so in this time. Mentally they are still a puppy until two years of age and require dedicated...

Dogs: Age, puppy personality, dogage
puppy personality, dogage, adult formula: Hi Pratik; I oput my diogs on adult formula food when they are 9 or 10 monyhs old, but they are now fully adult then. They are considered adult at about one year old. The have their height then, or just about, but they will fill out in heft more, and some...

Dogs: Aged dogs, sad day, spleen
sad day, spleen, good luck: A person who lost a dog should NOT get another dog untill 6 months or a year have passed. The person should get over the dog, and feel ready to have another dog that she won t compare to her previous dog. You should get a dog after your wife has gotten over...

Dogs: Aggresive beagles, female beagle, squirt bottle
female beagle, squirt bottle, beagles: Hi Meredith, Dog play can seem like all out war, but if neither of your dogs have gotten hurt, that s a pretty good sign that they re playing, no matter how convincing the growls may sound. Just let them be, they are having fun and playing like dogs...

Dogs: Aggresive behaviour with respect to food, moving the dish, savage beast
moving the dish, savage beast, gillion: Hi Samuel I feed sometimes out or a total of 9 German Shepherds, i will feed often 5 at a time, telling each one when I set down the food bowels which one is Gillion s, Gino s, etc. They know my english and know I amd the BOSS AND LEADER so they listen for...

Dogs: Aggresive pup, temperament testing, rotties
temperament testing, rotties, food bowl: Your instincts are totally correct! NO WAY should this puppy go into a home with small children!!! Many years ago I used to be involved in puppy temperament testing. http://www.workingdogs.com/testing_volhard.htm One day we did a litter of rotties, and...

Dogs: Aggresive snapping, natural instincts, battle of wills
natural instincts, battle of wills, silky coat: Thank you for adopting. 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 a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: Aggression, consistant methods, signs and signals
consistant methods, signs and signals, cocker spaniel: Hi Cassie, Thank you for contacting me regarding your Cocker Spaniel and some aggression issues you are experiencing with her. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have had a computer melt down for the past several days. I have no information...

Dogs: Aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, husky mix: 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 a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: Aggression, little dictator, chow mix
little dictator, chow mix, little butt: Hi Dee; I have heard of this a lot , with the younger dogs being more aggressive to an older dog, and sort of taking over the station of alpha dog in the pack. I suspect this is what it is. My little Lasha has always been a little dictator to our Australian...

Dogs: Aggression, tricky strategy, unwanted behaviors
tricky strategy, unwanted behaviors, canine behavior: Dear Carley, If you are unable to post a follow-up, you can post a new question tomorrow. I am in other categories as well- Canine Behavior, and Dog Training. Thanks Dear Carley, Thanks for the interesting question. Correcting a dog for aggression is...

Dogs: Aggression, dog to dog aggression, testosterone and aggression
dog to dog aggression, testosterone and aggression, male dogs: Ashley, neutering is the first thing I d recommend. There is a direct link between testosterone and aggression in male dogs. Neutering will not solve the problem completely, but it will help. Then, I would suggest that you consult with a local trainer...

Dogs: Aggression, aggressive behavior in dogs, absolute cure
aggressive behavior in dogs, absolute cure, chocolate lab: Dear Tammy, Thank you for writing to me about your chocolate Lab. I apologize for the delay in responding. Often a dog doesn t suddenly become aggressive. In many cases the signs of aggression were already present but weren t noticed until they progressed...

Dogs: Aggression issues, supervised control, dog crating
supervised control, dog crating, spray bottles: Hi Kelley, You have a problem. Rocky is 8 1/2 years old, mental equivalency is that of a 72-80 year old man, who is basically set in his ways. A dog will start urinating in a room when they are upset about changes in a household, this can be a new child,...

Dogs: Aggression in a puppy, roxy doxie, chewie
roxy doxie, chewie, spaz: Hi Laci; Had the same problem with a little Lhasa puppy we rescued. He was 8 weeks old when he tried to kil out year old australian Shelherd. Not as serious as it sounds. I hear an awful growling, and went into the room they were in. Rowdy, The aussie was...

Dogs: Aggression towards other dogs, small munsterlander pointer, cocker spaniels
small munsterlander pointer, cocker spaniels, reason dogs: Hi Sarah; I can tell by the way you write you are a good pet owner, and I can sense your confusion. Sometimes these things happen for no apparent reason. Dogs can be nervous, and have anxiety problems that there is no apparent reason for. For handling...

Dogs: Aggression, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel, first few days: The NILIF program works wonderfully with submissive dogs as well - it actually helps boost their confidence and self-esteem because you are clearly taking charge. A submissive dog wants to know that you are the leader, or alpha, and by utilizing the NILIF...

Dogs: Aggressive 10 week old puppy, top of the stairs, little puppy
top of the stairs, little puppy, dear charlotte: Hi Margaret I think there is already a little separation anxiety. Could be he was separated from his mother too soon. Some people think if they keep puppies away from their motherexcept when they are feeding, that they adjust better when they go to new...

Dogs: Aggressive 10 week old puppy, jack russell terrier, dear charlotte
jack russell terrier, dear charlotte, bad bone: Hi Margaret; Yes, the abuse from the other dogs where he was, especially when he is so young, would traumatize him. He is attacking the Jack Russell to show him he is dangerous, and you had better not pick on me . He is making himself the alpha dog, so...

Dogs: Aggressive Basset Hound, aggressive behaviour, basset hound
aggressive behaviour, basset hound, first few years: First and foremost, you are not punishing your dog by kicking him outside in the dark or locking him in a room by himself, you are abusing him. Dogs do not think like humans and he has no idea why you re doing any of those things. The first thing you need...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, indoor dogs, male dogs
indoor dogs, male dogs, waterhose: Hi, Judy. You definately have a dog pack there! What I would recommend is immediately beginning the Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) program with all three of your dogs. Is Lucy spayed? I would recommend getting that done ASAP as well, because she could very...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, obedience trainer, alpha leader
obedience trainer, alpha leader, boston terrier: Robyn, your dog is exhibiting behavior that tell me that he thinks that HE is the alpha (leader) of the pack (your family). I would highly recommend that you begin using Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) techniques with him immediately. Everyone in your family...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior in Dog, basic obedience training, obedience class
basic obedience training, obedience class, pack animals: Hi Kendall; I don t know the shar Pei breed that well, so I am not familiar with their traits, so I will just answer about dogs in general. The first possibility that pops to mind, is, since nobody teases this pup, and it is just family members, he is establishing...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior-Golden Retriever, behavior classes, leash area
behavior classes, leash area, hand signals: Aggression isn t common in Goldens, but dogs don t read and follow breed descriptions. It is quite evident he doesn t understand who is the pack leader. It sounds like both the classes you took were useless ones about the dog sitting, not you being top dog....

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior by our Mini-Schnauzer, obedience classes, happy puppy
obedience classes, happy puppy, puppy training: Your dog could be going through a secondary fear period, although it is usually later than this (like closer to 18-months), but I have had it as early as teething time in one litter, so there definitely can be some variation as to timing. Your dog is also...

Dogs: Aggressive Behavior, knee replacement surgery, early warning signs
knee replacement surgery, early warning signs, aggression problem: Hi Sue, Thank you for writing to me regarding an aggression problem with your dog. I read the history you presented and I am picking up something that would indicate early warning signs of aggression that may have been present before your operation....

Dogs: Aggressive behavior, aggressive behavior in dogs, miniature daschund
aggressive behavior in dogs, miniature daschund, aggression in dogs: Hi Lavonda, Thank you for writing to me about your Daschund s aggressive behavior. I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. Often a dog doesn t suddenly become aggressive. In many cases the signs of aggression were already...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior in 5 month old dog, aggression problem, having puppies
aggression problem, having puppies, female puppy: Hi Karen, Yes it is an old wives tale that a dog will calm down when they get fixed. It does not change them at all, just prevents them from having puppies. It sounds like she is playing. Is she growling in a playing mode (jumping around, putting her front...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior, bach flower essences, laura murphy
bach flower essences, laura murphy, custom blend: Hi Amber. I have had a lot of success with Bach Flower Essences for emotional issues such as this. There are 38 different essences and each works on a different trait. If it were me, I d make up a custom blend of the following: Beech, Holly, Rock Water,...

Dogs: Aggressive behaviour, resuce dogs, apple of his eye
resuce dogs, apple of his eye, leash park: Hi Kristin, Yours is a complex and serious problem. About 6 months ago, Cooper was moving into full bloom adolescence and that coupled with being attacked, exacerbated what was likely a propensity towards dominant behavior. You are right to remove...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: What you are describing sounds like a true problem behavior, rather than teaching puppies people don t play the biting games puppies do. If it is genetic, it will only get worse as she ages. I am sure if the rescue thought they could correct the problem,...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Hi Bruce, I am sorry to hear about your circumstances, and I do understand where you are coming from. I get these calls all the time in my own dog training business. Unfortunately, you are right on all counts. Any dog who shows any signs of aggression...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Well,unfortunatly-putting her down might be the best thing you can do,for her as well,as even if you find a shelter/rescue that will take her in,she may stay there for many months or even years This probably is not what you wanted to hear-but at this point...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Please do give him to the rescue group that is willing to take him. At that age, it is one of two things. Either there is a hidden health problem that would require possibly extensive and costly testing, or it is just plain a spoiled brat that has decided...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Hi ..i am so sorry for the things you are going through..unfortunately i am unaware of the rescues in your area. You need to find a no-kill shelter. I am sorry i cant help you further.. I do think a great behaviorist is the way to save this dog. thanks and...

Dogs: Aggressive biting problem, jeckyl hyde, hyde personality
jeckyl hyde, hyde personality, cocker spaniel: Bruce and Marie, I will do my best to tell you what I think, but from reading over your post, I think you have already made up your mind as to what you want to do and I don t think that anything I (or anyone else) have to say is going to make a difference....

Dogs: Aggressive Dog, toy american eskimo, spinning his wheels
toy american eskimo, spinning his wheels, different dogs: Thansks for your question. Whats happening here is that he is being protective of you. As if to say this is my human you cant come near. What you need to do is work with him with a friend who has a dog. Put him on a leash and have a hot dog with you cut...