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Dogs: Benefits of having a dog, search rescue, interview 1
search rescue, interview 1, disabled person: Hi Brittany, Here are the answers to your questions: 1. Dogs are beneficial to people in many ways. Companionship, helping disabled people, assisting people in work i.e. search & rescue, police work, farm work etc. 2. I have trained many dogs to...

Dogs: Bentley not digesting food, old english sheep dog, english sheep
old english sheep dog, english sheep, science diet: Hi Judy. He needs to be taken to the vet immediately. There s a very serious reason why he s doing this & it needs to be fixed. He could be sick or have ingested something. There could be a million things causing this. Please bring him to the vet soon! -Heathe...

Dogs: Bentley MacIntosh, dog behaviorist, miniature schnauzer
dog behaviorist, miniature schnauzer, schnauzers: No one should ever have to feel that she is a prisoner in her own home . Sometimes the responsible thing to do in a situation like this is to realize that no dog deserves to be allowed to turn one s life into something that makes one feel so miserable. Some...

Dogs: Bernese Mountain Dog Problem Behaviors, intestinal blockages, puppy kindergarten
intestinal blockages, puppy kindergarten, establishing dominance: 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: Bernese Mountain Puppy, snow glob, boxer mix
snow glob, boxer mix, laundry room: 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, other things distract us from...

Dogs: Best age to spay dog, neighborhood dogs, intact animals
neighborhood dogs, intact animals, heat cycle: You re very welcome Deborah. I hope you have good results with her training. Spaying before the first heat reduces the chance of mammary cancer to almost zero percent, whereas after she has had her first heat, that percentage goes up with each heat. Studies...

Dogs: Best age to spay & vaccines (dogs), cindy lou, mamory
cindy lou, mamory, spaying: Hello, You know I can only give you my opinion. Asking your vet, especially one that you trust is the best choice. But, since you asked here is what I think. I have always gotten my females spayed before their first heat. I have never had any problems from...

Dogs: Best Brand Dog Food for Chihuahua, novel proteins, meat proteins
novel proteins, meat proteins, game meats: Honestly, Rexy, unless your dog has allergies to other meats, I would not recommend feeding him a kangaroo-based food. There s nothing *wrong* with it; it seems like a fine food, but foods made with exotic meat proteins, such as emu, kangaroo, rabbit, venison,...

Dogs: Best breed of dog to have in-doors., toy fox terrier, medium sized dogs
toy fox terrier, medium sized dogs, small breed dogs: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, Destino! Both chihuahuas and poodles do make good indoor dogs. However, there are a LOT of small breed dogs that also make good house dogs and are low maintenence dogs. Here s a list of the ones I can think of off...

Dogs: Best brush for Golden retriever, elbow grease, cindy lou
elbow grease, cindy lou, furminator: Hello Chris, it is actually called the furminator. It is not so much a brush as a tool similar to a clipping blade. For years groomers have used just a clipping blade and called it carding... Now there is this tool and it is designed to remove undercoat....

Dogs: Best Clippers, sheep shears, thick coats
sheep shears, thick coats, arm pits: Hello Melody, There is a website www.petedge.com where most groomers order all their supplies. I use the andis A-5 2 speed clipper as the high speed is good for getting through thick coats. I use the oster blades however. They will fit the andis clippers....

Dogs: Best choice of dog, children and dogs, rotts
children and dogs, rotts, rott: Both labs and rotts are good with babies,it would be best to get a puppy so they can grow up with the baby Regardless of breed,NEVER leave children and dogs along together not even for a minute no matter how much you trust the dog,they are still animal...

Dogs: Best Dog Clippers?, oster a5 clipper, oster clipper
oster a5 clipper, oster clipper, nail trimmers: You should invest in a Oster A5 clipper. The clipper you have you can not change the metal blade. With the A5 you can change the blade to different lengths. If you use the one you have, you must have the blade sharpened and would only be able to use a snap...

Dogs: Best Dog for My Family, nieces and nephews, electric fence
nieces and nephews, electric fence, best of both worlds: Hello Monica, Keep this in mind. Any dog who can bark can be considered a guard dog, basically because they make noise that will alert the homeowner or a neighbor. Even the largest dog can be poisoned. Even the largest dog can have their throat cut barking...

Dogs: Best Dog for My Family, nieces and nephews, labrador retrievers
nieces and nephews, labrador retrievers, electric fence: Hey, I think the Boxer is the best dog for your need,a German shepard is a very good choice too. A Labrador Retrievers is very good with children, but not very good at guarding.I also think that a Great Dane will suit you well, if you coudn t get one type...

Dogs: Best Dog for My Family, nieces and nephews, natural instincts
nieces and nephews, natural instincts, electric fence: Hi, I presonally prefer German Shepherds, but then I raised them for 20 yrs. Just as all breeds, there are good shepherds & bad shepherds. Shepherds are excellent for kids & they have good natural instincts to be natural protectors when they become old enough...

Dogs: Best dog clippers?, dog clippers, golden retreiver
dog clippers, golden retreiver, ebay: Michael, Its funny that you send me this question today. I was just looking at pictures my sister sent me of her golden. She just shaved him down for the first time ever and I must say she didn t do a very good job. She went WAY too short. Oster is a good...

Dogs: Best food for puppy, raw food diet, spaniel mix
raw food diet, spaniel mix, puppy foods: All Life Stages foods are fine, Ivette. I have never fed puppy food, and to be honest, many puppy foods, and large breed formulas as well, contain things like corn, that the adult formulas of the same brand do not have in them. Why feed your dog a lower...

Dogs: Best food, meat and bone meal, chemical preservatives
meat and bone meal, chemical preservatives, food article: Maria, it really makes no difference whether your dog lives mostly indoors or mostly outdoors as to what you feed her. Below, I have pasted my dog food article for you to read, but basically, you want to look for a dog food that does not contain corn, chemical...

Dogs: Best way to potty train a Havenese, havenese, restroom
havenese, restroom, pup: The best way is to take him out right away after he eats, but more importantly whenever he just wakes up. Only use the potty pads if you cant be around. When he is in the house he should NOT be given run of the house. A pup needs to be housebroken in each...

Dogs: BITING, 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: BITING, cocker spaniels, cocker spanial
cocker spaniels, cocker spanial, time and patience: Julie, Most cocker spaniels are aggressive dog, especially during grooming. I would suggest a muzzle and if you shave your dog and you shave her face have someone help hold him/her and hold the muzzle of your dog. I would suggest a groomer though. When...

Dogs: Bichon Frise, upset stomach, safe side
upset stomach, safe side, bichon frise: Hi Linda; That really fits a numbe of things from his being bored, to having an upset stomach to something more serious. To be on the safe side, I would take him in for a checkup to rule out anything physical. Sometimes they eat grass because they don t...

Dogs: Bichon Frise bladder infection and possible stone, water drinker, bladder infection
water drinker, bladder infection, bichons: Hi Doreen, Thank you for your kind words. I am not a breeder, nor am I an expert on Bichon Frise, but I have never heard that this breed is susceptible to urinary crystals. Did your vet just mention that, or did he do tests to confirm it? I would be very...

Dogs: Bichon Frise, bichon frise, definitive answer
bichon frise, definitive answer, youngsters: Hi Melissa and thanks for your question. He may be having trouble controlling his bodily function. This can happen as dogs age and there is no really effective treatment for it. You can try taking him out right before you leave, confine him to a small...

Dogs: Bichon frise puppy, bichon frise puppy, ear mites
bichon frise puppy, ear mites, hookworms: Hi Kris, She probbly has ear mites. These little mites will drive a dog crazy, scratchign their ears and making their lives miserable. Your Vet will be able to check a small bit of the ear wax under a microscope and let you know for sure. Then he will...

Dogs: Bichon with hurt leg, soft tissue injury, boxer puppy
soft tissue injury, boxer puppy, torn ligament: If his limp worsens or does not improve within 48 hours, then he is most likely going to need medical attention. It could be anything from a soft tissue injury, to a broken bone, to a torn ligament. If it s not getting better then I would call your vet and...

Dogs: Bichon Medicinal Body Odor, veterinary dermatologist, dust mites
veterinary dermatologist, dust mites, atopica: I think it is time to abandon your veterinarian s shotgun, hit-or-miss approach to discovering your dog s problem and get a referral to a veterinary dermatologist. The first thing to do is to try to determine exactly WHAT your dog is allergic to. It could...

Dogs: Bichon won't stop peeing on things in house, behavioral specialist, trash bag
behavioral specialist, trash bag, petco: Hi again, No, a dog cannot be neutered again. You may have to go to a Dog Behavioral Specialist. Ask your vet if he can refer one of them to you. Since he is neutered already I think this is a behavioral issue than him marking his territory. This...

Dogs: Big dog knocking down baby, steps on other dog, obedience classes, cocker mix
obedience classes, cocker mix, tile floor: Probably the one thing that will really help would be obedience classes,as that will put him through the paces,as well as teaching him manners ect Also something else that may help is to tire him out with LOTS of play,esp games that he can run off his energy,then...

Dogs: Big Puppy male & 2 small female dogs, doberman puppy, natural reluctance
doberman puppy, natural reluctance, puppy class: Hi Bernadee, Thank you for writing to me. I can see that you truly love dogs and what a nice furry family you have! I am sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I have been having on-going computer problems. Thank you for your patience. The...

Dogs: Bird dogs (pointers), maturity level, bird dogs
maturity level, bird dogs, attention span: Hi Stanley- It s hard to say with such little info. So much depends on the dogs attitude, maturity level, attention span etc. I suggest starting my GSP s at 6-8 months. Usually at this age, they are able to retain the training and have the attention span...

Dogs: Birth, dark brown discharge, planned pregnancy
dark brown discharge, planned pregnancy, date of conception: I wouldn t be worried about the milk, however, I don t like the 99.5 temp so early. Keep a watch on her to make sure she doesn t have a green or dark brown discharge. You might want to have an Xray done to make sure everything looks ok. I think she is due...

Dogs: Birth Defect, puppy bitch, anal glands
puppy bitch, anal glands, chihuahua puppy: You don t have a question here, but I am going to comment anyway since I also had a puppy bitch with rectal atresia a few years ago. If you want to keep this puppy alive, it should have surgery to correct this condition as soon as possible. I was wanting...

Dogs: Birth, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Leanra, yes 6 days can be too early. I would keep her quiet and away from everyone so that she will calm down and hopefully not go into labor. It is a good sign that she has not stopped eating yet. Normally she will stop eating before she actually goes...

Dogs: Birthing Chihuahua puppies, chihuahua puppies, back fence
chihuahua puppies, back fence, taking her time: Hi Tina; I have heard of it, and one that came here pregnabnt had only 2 puppies, but the hard stomach bothers me. I would call a Veterinarian. You could also just rub her stomach gently, just in case there are some more in there, and she is taking her...

Dogs: Biscuit, maltese poodle, christmas dinners
maltese poodle, christmas dinners, petsmart: No turkey doesnt amke dog sick neither will cranberrys yuo can buy turkey dog food in nutro or other high end brand I ve personally had turkey with veggies in a can for my dogs. you can also buy desert foods they xcome in little cans and the ones I had were...

Dogs: Bishon Friese, african gray parrot, beagle
african gray parrot, beagle, instincts: While I don t think Bichons have any real hunting instincts, I would always be careful with any dog around a parrot. When I had birds, I never would have the birds and dogs loose at the same time. I periodically would put each dog up to my Gray s cage and...

Dogs: Bishon Frise Question!!!!!, bichon frise, arman
bichon frise, arman, best of luck: Hi Arman, On the average, a male Bichon Frise will be 9-12 inches in height, a female will generally be sightly smaller, at 9-11 inches at the shoulder. Bishon s usually weigh in between 7-12 pounds. You can read more about this breed here: http://www.akc.org/breeds/bichon_frise/index.cfm...

Dogs: Bitch in season, doggie diapers, bitch in season
doggie diapers, bitch in season, pet supply store: Hi Julie, There are dog panties made especially for females dogs that are used during their heat cycle. You can see an example of this product here: http://www.deeogeepetstore.com/Deeogee_dog_panties.html You can find doggie diapers at most big...

Dogs: Bitches in season, bitches in season, stuck pig
bitches in season, stuck pig, heat cycles: Yes, this is not uncommon. Occasionally, some will bleed throughout their entire season, while bleeding tapers off about midway through with many. Heat cycles last at least three weeks, but bitches should be confined for four weeks in case they happen to have...

Dogs: Biting, english springer spaniel, animal massage
english springer spaniel, animal massage, good personality: I answered this, the day you posted it. It registered that my answer was posted, and i have no more questions. Each time I checked in to answer someone since, this one was not there, now here it is again, and never ansewered. That really aggravets me. Makes...

Dogs: Biting.., adult teeth, chocolate lab
adult teeth, chocolate lab, family dog: Sorry, I have to go out of town leaving a bunch of questions unanswered. May be able to get back Sunday. 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...

Dogs: Biting, obedience program, husband states
obedience program, husband states, obedience training: Most schnauzers respond the best to motivational training, using either food or a favorite toy. Since you ve never trained a dog before, and your husband believes in heavy-handed methods, you need to find a place that trains using motivational methods so...

Dogs: Biting, tiny puppies, bad habit
tiny puppies, bad habit, bite inhibition: Hi Rachel, It is never a good idea to let your puppy play with your hands or feet Ė no matter how cute it seems. This teaches the puppy it is OK to bite skin. Even though tiny puppies playing tug-of-war with your big finger or toes or socks is cute, it...

Dogs: Biting, spray bottle, snarls
spray bottle, snarls, sheltie: Sometimes when dogs turn around one year old,they try to challenge you for leadership-and the best thing would be to get a spray bottle and spray when she tries to snarl,and say NO loud and firm It also sounds like she is getting jealous around children,and...

Dogs: Biting, aggressive behavior in dogs, aggression in dogs
aggressive behavior in dogs, aggression in dogs, inflammation of the brain: Hi Lindsay, Thank you for writing to me about your 5 year old Eskie. I also have an Eskie who when I first got her had some aggressive issues, but we worked on it and she s now a therapy dog working with children in a library reading program! It can be...

Dogs: Biting Beagle, blood blister, obedience class
blood blister, obedience class, cat and dogs: It is confused about who is in charge. It is quite possible it is used to being in charge, and intends to stay in charge. Likely it is already spayed, but do so now if not. Dogs with behavior problems should never be bred. Then you need to take over...

Dogs: Biting dog, free lunch program, nilif
free lunch program, nilif, puggle: Of course this is something I can help with, Bob! You don t even need a professional trainer for this (though enrolling in a group class or even having a few one-on-one sessions with a trainer afterwards certainly wouldn t hurt). The most she needs to know...

Dogs: Biting and jumping problem, dish detergent, sandle
dish detergent, sandle, spray bottle: When you come home from work, have a spray bottle in hand. One mixed with half water and half lemon juice. Spray it on his face each time he jumps up on you. If this doesn t help a firm OFF and a tap on the nose should do. Seeing as how he is so young,...

Dogs: Biting her leg,sore, strength tylenol, medicated shampoo
strength tylenol, medicated shampoo, search box type: Thanks for your question. Try a medicated shampoo. Or an itch shampoo. She might have just gotten into something that he skin didnt agree with. If you go to drsfostersmith.com and in the search box type in shampoos it will give you a variety of shampoos...

Dogs: Biting Puppy!, adult teeth, chocolate lab
adult teeth, chocolate lab, safe toys: 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: Biting Puppy!, obedience class, adult teeth
obedience class, adult teeth, natural instincts: 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: Biting puppy, stern voice, scruff
stern voice, scruff, bad behavior: Hi there.. When a pup is younger and starts biting at its mom, the mom will take the pup by the scruff firmly and shake. Something you can try it when the dog starts to bite yell NO BITE in a stern voice. If she stops, tell her good immediately! If she doesnt...

Dogs: Biting Shih Tzu, first pup, shih tzu
first pup, shih tzu, new baby: Hello congrats on your new baby pup s are great. Well what worked for me what to push the puppy away and give it a proper toy to chew on.... you can also say no in a thretening voice and then ignore the puppy, play biting lasts normaly for only the first Few...

Dogs: Biting Weimareiner, subordinate pack members, tug o war
subordinate pack members, tug o war, domestic dogs: Hi Lisa, I know you love your dog, and undoubtedly, you know her very well. However, her actions show dominance and aggression. My guess is that she s always been a dominate dog, and now she s testing the waters with this new and disturbing habit....

Dogs: Biting through walls and hiding in the closet..., crazy stunts, hiding in the closet
crazy stunts, hiding in the closet, daycare: Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing to me about your German Shepherd. My heart goes out to the both of you...to you for the frustration in trying to understand and control your dog s behavior and to your dog for her anxiety issues. The first thing I would...

Dogs: Biting Yorkie, firm grip, trun
firm grip, trun, fuel to the fire: Hello Angela, Don t be to discouraged, a puppy at 10 months old is like a child getting into their teenage years. They are just coming in to their own, learning to rebel and giving the groomer a hard time is one of those rebeling ways. With that in mind,...

Dogs: Biting, little dolls, breath spray
little dolls, breath spray, alpfa: Hi Mary; I am unfamiliar with the breed, but I have trained some of the most bullheaded dogs you can imagine, even ones that will bite their owners, and I have never been even nipped. I was threatened a lot, but when I finished the tongue lashing, they behaved...

Dogs: Bitting, weird obsession, katey
weird obsession, katey, sadi: Katey, I have no idea why your dog would be chewing and licking on your blankets. How often do you wash them? Do you have any other pets? Are you the only one who uses the blankets? How long has she been doing it? Is she sucking on them like a pacifier or...

Dogs: Bitting and barking at supper, toy poodle, mary willis
toy poodle, mary willis, rough life: HI Mary, Yes, Jamie definetly has a few problems! I am so happy that you and your husband have taken him in though, as it sounds like he has had a rough life. I think you hit the nail on the head about your husband reminding him of the abuse he received...

Dogs: Bitting, schnauzers, lower jaw
schnauzers, lower jaw, thirty seconds: Yeah a very terrier trait. A couple of things to do: One: take your thumb and press down on her tongue and hold her lower jaw. don t let go for a about thirty seconds Two: take to fingers and push them toward the back of her throat and gag her each time...

Dogs: BLACK LAB- SEVERE ITCH Y EARS, allergic skin diseases, dogs ears
allergic skin diseases, dogs ears, ear lobes: Hi Sandy, Thank you for writing to me. I am so sorry that your precious Black Lab is undergoing such a painful ordeal. The first thing I would suggest is to get a second, even a thirst opinion, from at least one specialist. Have them run a full blood...

Dogs: Black Beagle, puppy mills, goldendoodles
puppy mills, goldendoodles, physical feature: I have seen black and white and almost black beagles that are purebreds,so the pup might very well be full beagle You have to watch petstores though they can be sneaky in the way they market dogs to the public,they often tell they are from breeders when...

Dogs: Black Lab, sneezing in dogs, respiratory tract infection
sneezing in dogs, respiratory tract infection, dog colds: Hi Jennifer, Pets (and people) sneeze for two reasons. Either the membranes that line their nose are inflamed or a foreign object of some sort is present in the nostrils. By far, most of the sneezing in dogs is caused by a upper respiratory tract infection....

Dogs: Black Lab attitude problem?, attitude problem, hearing disorder
attitude problem, hearing disorder, selective hearing: Dogs really don t punish people, they don t think like we do. I tend to think he s confused by the lack of carpet. He might not understand the difference. Try taking him outside only on leash and confining him to a smaller area in the house for awhile. See...

Dogs: Black Lab / Blue Heeler mix puppy, blue heeler mix, closet shelving
blue heeler mix, closet shelving, litter mates: I would guess 50%. Not only do dogs vary within a breed, they even vary within a litter. I see many litter mates growing up. While often you can pick out similarities, often there are striking differences. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is...

Dogs: Black Lab feeding health related questions, petsmart stores, rawhide chews
petsmart stores, rawhide chews, purina one: Hello Reece and thank you for your questions, Well cheaper foods that contain alot of by products/corn/wheat can Also cause bloat, I ahve never has bloat related problems with any of my dogs due to rawhide chews. I give rawhide stick(5 inch long 1/4 inch...

Dogs: Black Lab Puppy With Dry Skin, lab puppy, quiet voice
lab puppy, quiet voice, dog owner: I am glad you hunted me up here. A few minutes every day is best. Bite the brush is a common game. Give him an Ut, ut, ut! in a firm, quiet voice and quit brushing until he lets go. If he is persistent, take the brush and walk away for a few minutes....

Dogs: Black Lab, shelley davis, body and eyes
shelley davis, body and eyes, benadryl: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for writing to me about your Black Lab. I would suggest that you give him a child s portion of Benadryl and rush him to the emergency room as soon as possible. It could just be an allergy but it could be something life threatening...

Dogs: Black lab, chain link fencing, petsmart stores
chain link fencing, petsmart stores, obedience classes: Hi Chris; A lot of it is because she is a Black Lab, and a lot of it is her age, and she is lonely. I rescued a black lab once that was due to drop a litter any time. It was icy all over, and I just couldn t leave her out in that weather to have her babies....

Dogs: Black labs, pink circles, definitive diagnosis
pink circles, definitive diagnosis, laura murphy: Richard, There s not enough information here for a recommendation, but if it is a ring-shaped rash, it could be ringworm (although this wouldn t normally cause a limp). Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection that results in round rashes in...

Dogs: Blackheads everywhere!, calcinosis cutis, selsun blue
calcinosis cutis, selsun blue, corgi mix: Hi Debbie, Did your vet second your diagnosis of comedones? Calcinosis cutis is a type of calcinosis wherein calcium deposits form in the skin. A variety of factors can result in this condition, but in dogs, calcinosis cutis is associated with Cushing...

Dogs: Bladder infection, golden retriever puppy, bladder stone
golden retriever puppy, bladder stone, coxidia: Hi Shelley :-) Oh dear the poor little thing. It does sound like the swollen abdomen is caused by her bladder infection. Has the Vet confirmed the bladder infection? Female Dogs are quite prone to bladder infections compared to male Dogs, where it is not...

Dogs: Bladder infection?, symptoms of a bladder infection, health food store
symptoms of a bladder infection, health food store, shelley davis: Hi Vera, Thank you for writing to me about your boxer mix s bladder problems. Since there is no indication of his age I don t know if this might be an age related prostate issue, kidney problem or actual bladder problem. You can try a natural bladder...

Dogs: Bladder Stones Calcium Oxilate, bladder stones, agility class
bladder stones, agility class, hydrochlorot: I am not comfortable second guessing a vet. You might discuss alternative diets. My vet once put my puppy on Science CD which changes the urine pH making it hostile to the bacteria that were causing bladder infections. You also might try hiding the...

Dogs: Bladder Stones Calcium Oxilate, calcium oxalate stones, oxalate crystals
calcium oxalate stones, oxalate crystals, low protein diet: Hi Amanda, You didn t say if your vet discussed putting your dog on a special diet. Special diets cannot dissolve existing stones, but they are an important part in preventing the development of new stones. Prevention centers on creating a urinary environment...

Dogs: Bladder Stones in my miniature Schanuzer, miniature schauzers, correct antibiotic
miniature schauzers, correct antibiotic, parathyroid gland: Well, the struvite stones are purely caused from untreated bladder infections. I have had them in two of mine and in one rescue I was fostering. Always have a schnauzer with a bladder infection on antibiotics for *at least* three weeks, and maybe even have...

Dogs: Bladder Stones, bladder stones, diet change
bladder stones, diet change, special diets: Hi Allen, Sorry for the confusion. Perhaps if I were a veterinarian, I would have explained it better! Regarding the part where I wrote: you may have the option to dissolve it (the stone)with a special diet and then write that special diets cannot...

Dogs: Bleeding, amstaff, 8 years
amstaff, 8 years, 3 years: I would have her examined. She shouldn t be bleeding at all if she was spayed, so I m very concerned. It s possible she has some sort of infection, a tumor, or it could be a urinary issue. I would get her to your vet and have a complete physical done. ...

Dogs: Blind/Deaf Puppy, blind dogs, public situations
blind dogs, public situations, responsible owner: Dear Cassandra, Thank you for writing to me and for caring enough to want to give this precious dog, life. I met an 18 month old Aussie girl in January at a dog show. She was bilaterally deaf as well as blind in both eyes. According to her owners she...

Dogs: Blinds and anxiety?, vertical blinds, separation anxiety
vertical blinds, separation anxiety, sour apple: Hi Jessica, It *sounds* as if your dog may have developed separation anxiety. Perhaps she had signs of mild separation distress earlier that you didn t notice, and something (perhaps the move, combined with a change in your schedule or a change in your...

Dogs: Blister on dogs genital area, irritant contact dermatitis, contact dermatitis
irritant contact dermatitis, contact dermatitis, abscesses: Hi Ashley, Actually, I m not a professional, just a regular person with some experience is all. But I m willing to try and help. Small bumps on the skin which are filled with pus are called pustules. Larger bumps filled with pus are abscesses. If small...

Dogs: Blk Lab hairballs?, saliva, vomiting
saliva, vomiting, piles: HI Jo! I ve never heard of that either!! Are you sure she didn t eat something like a toy or something that looks like hair? If she is doing it as often as you say, something is not right. If she continues to do so, I would take her to be checked. She...

Dogs: Blood in cough, fungal infection, polyp
fungal infection, polyp, nostril: Hiya. Don t worry ok. I m really not sure what it is but the best thing to do is go back to your vey and get your boy sorted and tell the vet everthing about what hes been like etc. Good luck and keep me updated. Remeber to rate and leave me a comment....

Dogs: Blood in loose stool, symptoms of parvo, black stool
symptoms of parvo, black stool, loose stool: Hi Tony, Honestly, you are describing symptoms of Parvo. I am not trying to scare you, but I really think you should take him to a vet. If it is parvo and they catch it soon enough, he can be saved. But if you wait and it gets worse, the chance decreases....

Dogs: Blood & mucus in puppy stool, blood mucus, types of parasites
blood mucus, types of parasites, blood in stool: Margie, You need to take a sample of the stool to your Vet so he can check it under a microscope for parasites. This could be hookworms, coccidiea and other types of parasites. It is best to let a professional tell you what it is, as I have no way of knowing...

Dogs: Blood in penis, male dogs, bloody discharge
male dogs, bloody discharge, prostate disease: Hi Rufus, Your dog might be having a infection in his urethra (the tube through which urine flows), or it may be prostate disease. Bloody discharge in male dogs can also be caused by an injury to the penis or some other part of the urinary tract leading...

Dogs: Blood in Stool, stomach ulcer, blood suckers
stomach ulcer, blood suckers, goldendoodle: Hi Victoria! It could possibly be a stomach ulcer, but my guess is hookworms. These parasites are blood suckers and kill young puppies if not treated. You really should take your dog to be checked. When you see blood, something isn t right. Your puppy may...

Dogs: Blood in stool, cow hoofs, puppy chow
cow hoofs, puppy chow, pigs ears: It would be possible he is ripping off sharp fragments that are perforating his intestines. I have to go with the advice of the dog guide school and their experience with thousands of dogs. They forbid giving any of their dogs any rawhide, pigs ears, real...

Dogs: Blood in stool and vomit, upper digestive tract, complete physical examination
upper digestive tract, complete physical examination, blood cell count: Hi Kim, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I wasn t able to get onto the AllExperts web site. It s good to hear that you are taking your puppy back to the vet, as that is what I would most strongly recommend. If the doctor suspects that...

Dogs: Blood in stool, stool specimen, puppy food
stool specimen, puppy food, vet check: You could be overfeeding him (and I m not too sure about the raw eggs and evaporated milk for a puppy), but chances are he has some sort of parasite or bacteria. Take a stool specimen in to your vet for analysis. And if you didn t get a vet check after bringing...

Dogs: Blood in Urine, rainbow bridge, petloss
rainbow bridge, petloss, blood in urine: Hi John; Nobody van make this decision for you, or really advise you. I use thes rule. I don t put them down if there is anything that can be done to ease their pain and improve their condition. If there is nothing that can be done, and they are suffering,...

Dogs: Bloodhound breeding, tiny dogs, breeding dogs
tiny dogs, breeding dogs, bloodhounds: HI KAREN I WOULD WANT A DNA RUN TO DETERMINE THE FATHER OF THE LITTER IF I WERE BUYING SINCE THIS HAPPENED AS I KNOW OF POODLES SCALLING WIRE TO BREED THROUGH TO A BEAGLE OR WHATEVER. BREEDING IS NOT CHANGEABLE TO BE ONE HUNDRED PER CENT WHO BRED WHEN A...

Dogs: Bloody pee, kidney infection, baby gates
kidney infection, baby gates, bishon: Suzanne, Take her to a Vet. She may have a severe kidney infection. This will not get better on its own, only worse. She is probably very uncomfortable. She need antibiotics. Please do not wait or this will turn into a much worse problem and much more...

Dogs: Bloody Stool, vet visit, bloody stool
vet visit, bloody stool, green stool: Sarah, could she have gotten into something that upset her system? Could she have swallowed a piece of toy or bone or something that may be causing a blockage (if this is the case, she NEEDS to see a vet immediately!) Has there been any more bloody or runny,...

Dogs: Bloody Stools, lactolose, anal glands
lactolose, anal glands, bloody stools: Hi Randy, If it is just ever now and then, I wouldn t worry about it. But if it continues, then take her in. I don t really think that lactolose would cause that, but sometimes if the stool is hard, it can cause a little bleeding. Watch her,and if it...

Dogs: Bloody secretion from nipples, female boxer, white dogs
female boxer, white dogs, blood spots: Hello BJ! You need to take her to a Vet. Blood coming from her nipples is NOT normal and at the very least is a severe infection. Please take her as soon as you can! As far as the pinkness of her skin, this is normal with white dogs, and something I...

Dogs: Bloody stool and excessive urination., urination problem, excessive urination
urination problem, excessive urination, intestinal parasites: If he has starting having loose stool, then its possible he has intestinal parasites, an over growth in the bacteria in his intestines, or even that he ate something that didn t agree with him. I would suggest having your vet run a fecal if he hasn t been...

Dogs: Bloody stool and red stomach., bloody stool, shih tzus
bloody stool, shih tzus, possiblity: Thanks for you question. I have owned a few shih tzus in my time and the most recent had simular problems. It was failed liver. Not to worry you but i would immediatly take you dog to the vet. Another possiblity could be worms. That would cause the bloody...

Dogs: Blue Buffalo Brand Dog Food, food brand, picky eater
food brand, picky eater, petsmart: I haven t heard of it before now. But I checked out the website for it, and it sounds suspicious. www.bluebuff.com here it is if you d like to look yourself. I wouldn t feed it to my dogs myself. If your dog is eating fine, just wants to wait till 9 pm, then...

Dogs: Blue-black tongues in dog breeds, black tongues, black tongue
black tongues, black tongue, shiba inus: Other then chows,Shiba Inus,Akitas and Shar Pies can have black tongues Sometimes other dog will just have back tongues at random and is hard to tell what breed they are on that along-I have even seen a Scottish Terrier with black spots on it s tongue,so...

Dogs: Blue Heeler Aggression., window panes, obedience class
window panes, obedience class, natural instincts: 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: Blue heeler x problems, petsmart stores, obedience class
petsmart stores, obedience class, obedience classes: Hi there, There s plenty you can do to stop your dog s bad habits! First of all, I would strongly urge you to enroll your dog in an obedience class. Not only will the dog learn correct behavior, but YOU will learn how to control your dog. The dog will...

Dogs: Blue heeler x problems, bitter apple spray, mail man
bitter apple spray, mail man, shiz tuz: Hi, I am so sorry that I am just now answering your question. I didn t get the email until I suppose it has been hanging out in la la land. Oh well. Well it sounds to me like you are experiencing typical Heerler problems. Let me ask you, does your...

Dogs: Blue heeler x, blue heelers, mail man
blue heelers, mail man, obedience class: The herding dogs, including the Blue Heelers, are known for their barking and biting. Some of the biting is a form of play. Put 2 younger dogs together and will immediately start biting each other. This is OK as long as both dogs are enjoying it. You may...

Dogs: My Blue Nose Pitbull, vagina area, blue nose
vagina area, blue nose, friend of the family: Makala, Without knowing really what shape, length, or what it looks like I can t tell you what it is. I recommend you take her to the vet and have an exam done to see what it is. It may be some kind of growth that is easily removed. Good Luck! Laur...

Dogs: BOXER AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS NEW PUP, beagle puppy, female boxer
beagle puppy, female boxer, food dish: She doesn t act like she likes her This could be part of the problem. Most people agree 2 females is the combination most likely to be a problem. In addition, most 5 years olds are finished with puppy biting games and just don t want the little needles...

Dogs: BOXER Male, brindle male, fawn boxer
brindle male, fawn boxer, male boxer: Dear Nicolle, Thanks for the question. I have a feeling that the problems you describe may be related to anxiety. Only because you mention pet calm. Why do you give him pet calm, when do you give him pet calm, what is pet calm, and was it ever effective?...

Dogs: BOXER, boxer pup, obedience class
boxer pup, obedience class, flower beds: Come needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank...

Dogs: BOXERS, natural reluctance, precious puppies
natural reluctance, precious puppies, weather problems: Hi Sarah, Thank you for contacting me regarding your precious puppies. Sorry for the delay...we ve had some weather problems recently. Dogs that are under a year or even older need to be crate trained for their own protection and the peace of mind of...

Dogs: Boarding dogs, board horses, travel softball
board horses, travel softball, memorial day weekend: Hi Sue Yes, I simply HATE BOARDING KENNELS i am not one yet I keep my past pups rather than my customers leaving them in kennels, so now I am baby sitting a year old and a 5 mo old male fixed. What gentlemen they are? Boarding is a big business and they...

Dogs: Boarding, shelley davis, temporary situation
shelley davis, temporary situation, temporary solution: Hi Fay, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. I think that you are wise to not give your dog up. This is a temporary situation and your dog is your best friend for years. What is the possibility of your boyfriend subletting his lease...

Dogs: Boerboel with streched ligaments, google research, bulldog type
google research, bulldog type, hip dysplasia: Desiree, For this question I asked one of my doctors at work. There is surgery that can correct the problem, but the type of surgery depends on what the x-rays look like. Hip Dysplasia is very common over here since we have so many of the bulldog type...

Dogs: Boil on my dog, small breed dogs, long haired chihauhau
small breed dogs, long haired chihauhau, anal sacs: Hi Tammy! This is probably the result of an anal sac infection. There are two sacs located on the inside of her anus, one on each side. These secrete a liquid substance that helps bowel movements. On smaller breed dogs, they need to be released ever now...

Dogs: Boil Next To Anal, dogs anal glands, soap and water
dogs anal glands, soap and water, peroxide: Hi Raul, More than likely, your dogs anal glands became infected and have burst. Just keep it clean with soap and water, and if you have some peroxide you can put it on the sore. Do not use alcohol! Your Vet will probably give you some antibiotics. God...

Dogs: Boil on Paw, aloe vera juice, health food stores
aloe vera juice, health food stores, blood mucus: Hi Karla, Ouch! I would recommend both internal and external relief. First, a homeopathic remedy called Silica is great for all kinds of skin conditions, including boils. It helps them drain and heal. I would recommend Silica in a 12X strength twice a day...

Dogs: Bones, milk bone dog biscuits, splintered bones
milk bone dog biscuits, splintered bones, emergency surgeries: Hi Jamila; Of course they love them, but any bones can be dealy to a dog, especially chicken bones. People think dogs normally eat bones, and that wil dogs and wolves eat bones, but they don t. The break the bones apart and gnaw out the bone marrow, which...

Dogs: Bony ridge on top of dogís head, purina dog chow, bony ridge
purina dog chow, bony ridge, baby carrots: I checked my 14 year old Lab. The ridge has a name, stoll or something. Aster s is no more prominent than I remember it. I don t think comparing it to our 3 month old would help. Keep an eye on it. If you get a chance, check other dogs. You should be...

Dogs: Boosters, border collie, vaccines for dogs
border collie, vaccines for dogs, beleiver: I am a strong beleiver in Vaccines for dogs. Boosters are just vaccines, a puppy needs three to four in the first year of life the first is at 6/8 weeks, then the others are given 4 weeks apart after the first. Having not had a full puppy set your dogs run...

Dogs: Boosting a dog's confidence, shelley davis, friend molly
shelley davis, friend molly, chow mix: Hi Amanda, Thank you for writing to me about Roxie and Molly. I have walked in your shoes regarding trying to deal with two opposite personalities in the same household. In order to boost Roxie s confidence, I would suggest enrolling her in an activity...

Dogs: Border Collie, adverse reactions to food, border collie
adverse reactions to food, border collie, soft food: Hi Rey, I d tend to agree with your observation, that if your dog doesn t tolerate the soft food, stick with the dry food he does well with. It s hard to say exactly why your dog gets diarrhea when you feed him the soft food. If he only gets diarrhea...

Dogs: Border Collie is no Angel, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, paws: Christy, the simplest solution would be to keep things out of her reach, of course, but she should be taught that she is not to touch items that are not hers. This can be a drawn-out process, so my best advice would be to contact a local trainer in your area...

Dogs: Border Collie Issues, vet asap, vet visit
vet asap, vet visit, border collie: Has she pooped at all?? If not you need to take her to the vet asap she needs an enema. She could die. She could have an impaction or a blockage. Get her going right now on some cod liver or mineral oil to try to get things broken loose if she hasn t gone...

Dogs: Border Collie, time rosie, border collie
time rosie, border collie, soup bone: WELL ROSIE YOU GOT A DOG THAT LOVES TO HERD AS SHEPHERDS DO ALSO. THIS IS WHY THE NIPPING AT THE HEELS, I HAVE GINO MY MALE THAT GRABS PEOPLE HANDS, CLOTHES TO TURN THEM, IT IS HERDING INSTINCTS THAT IS HARD TO BREAK. THIS DOG NEEDS SOMETHING TO DO TO TIRE...

Dogs: Bored Dog, empty coke, coke bottle
empty coke, coke bottle, paddling pool: Dogs are pack animals and not meant to stay all day by themselves. Some dogs react more poorly to it than others. Maybe doggy day care would be the best place for him. Other than that, you might have to crate him and find a way to give him a break mid day...

Dogs: Bosco-the dog, natural raw diet, chicken soup for the dog lover
natural raw diet, chicken soup for the dog lover, oatmeal baths: Hi Liz, First, let me just say what a great name Bosco is. I love it. When you say low allergen foods what, specifically do you mean? There are many dry dog foods that call themselves low allergen that aren t any better than the others out there. ...

Dogs: Our Boston's recent poop accidents., boston terrier, little bell
boston terrier, little bell, correct behavior: Hi Terri! That ringing a bell thing is really cute I bet! Honestly, I think you are already doing the right thing. I think she is a bit confused, and you are tryint to reinforce good behaviour with praise. Your friend s idea sounds pretty good to me too....

Dogs: Boston Terrier aggression, minor conflict, minor conflicts
minor conflict, minor conflicts, dog society: Hi Nona, Dog s have their own society going on, right in our homes. You say that Chopper is attacking Harley without any reason. He does have reasons, it s just that you don t understand them. In dog society there is a clear cut alpha dog , or leader....

Dogs: Boston Terrier NIGHTMARE!!!, old boston, lying on the couch
old boston, lying on the couch, boston terrier: Kristin. Hi there...i am not going to be able to help you here unfortunately. I will tell you some things that are going on, but you really need to hire a trainer. Please check references and the BBB before you do. It sounds like a normal Boston Terrier, however,...

Dogs: Boston Terrier Puppies, boston terrier puppy, boston terrier puppies
boston terrier puppy, boston terrier puppies, shelley davis: Dear Polly, Thank you for writing to me about your new family member. The moral of the story is, don t buy a puppy but rather save a dog on death row!!! Every time you buy a puppy, another perfectly wonderful dog on death row will die for want of a...

Dogs: Boston Terrier Sweater, jack rusell, woolen sweater
jack rusell, woolen sweater, male dogs: i walk my jack russell male and boston terreir female(both altered!) with coats or sweaters on when its below -4 or 5 C. the thing I noticed with my jack rusell when he was a puppy he was brough home in winter and there was a half foot of snow outside he needed...

Dogs: Boston Terrier seperation anxiety, bull dogs, old boston
bull dogs, old boston, vigorous exercise: What is common for a breed often has little bearing on a given problem. Could be more a matter of boredom. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are...

Dogs: Boston Terrier with sixth claw, old boston, boston terrier
old boston, boston terrier, health problem: Hi Crystal, I ve never heard of a dog having extra claws, but I know there are Polydactyl dogs, which means the occurrence of more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes (claws included). Depending on the breed, Polydactyly rules out show competition,...

Dogs: Boston Terrier, boston terrier puppy, cindy lou
boston terrier puppy, cindy lou, boston terrier: Hello Amy, I agree with not clipping ears. It is just for cosmetic reasons anyway. For a Boston the reason they clip the ear is because as an adult the ear leather itself is to heavy to stand. Meaning that the ear leather cartilage is not strong enough...

Dogs: Boston Terriers and Agressive behavior at times, boston terriers, neighborhood dogs
boston terriers, neighborhood dogs, boston terrier: Hi Nancy, You re absolutely right, eventually the dog will seriously hurt another animal if the behavior is not corrected! The simplest solution to this problem would be to find a comfortable muzzle that the dog can wear when out in the park. Be prepaired,...

Dogs: Boston terrier eatting dog poo!, rear molars, canned dog food
rear molars, canned dog food, old boston: Aside from picking up the poo from your yard and disposing of it, the only thing you can do to prevent her from doing this is to take her outside on leash so that you can correct her for trying to pick it up, and get her away from it. I ve found that frozen...

Dogs: Boston terrier eatting dog poo!, martin goldstein, dogs and cats
martin goldstein, dogs and cats, old boston: Hi Tara, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet Boston. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you..I have been involved with some intense rescue work that has distracted me from responding prior to now. Thank you for your patience. Question...

Dogs: Boston terrier and raw meat, meunster texas, grown grains
meunster texas, grown grains, dry dog food: Hi Cindy; If the raw meats are home grown, you butcher them, and they are USDA inspected, and you are certain they are fresh, they should not hurt her. If you are buying it at a supr ermarket or meat market. I certainly wouldn t feed it to her. Sure she...

Dogs: Bottom of paws are cracked, german short haired pointers, zinc deficiencies
german short haired pointers, zinc deficiencies, paw pad: Hi Mary :-) You will need to take your Dog to the Vet so he can give your Dog a thorough examination and to see what has caused the cracking of his paw pads that has resulted in him limping. Meanwhile, apply some Vaseline or E45 Cream to every paw pad...

Dogs: Bouts of aggression with puppy, puppy stage, st bernards
puppy stage, st bernards, scruff of the neck: Hi Hopefully these problems are just a puppy stage and she will grow out of them soon enough. My advice would be the moment she starts to display this behaviour to remove her from the situation. Normally I would recommend putting her in her crate but...

Dogs: Bowel habits, precious pooch, plain pumpkin
precious pooch, plain pumpkin, periodic bouts: Hi Karen, Thank you for contacting me about your dog s periodic bouts with constipation. I am unclear as to what you are feeding your dog. Often, the quality of what goes is results in the quality of what comes out. Many ailments stem back to a dog...

Dogs: Bowel Problems, english bulldog, homemade diet
english bulldog, homemade diet, vet check: Hi Tracy, Thank you for writing to me about your English Bulldog s bowel problems. The first line of action is to have a full workup by your vet. Check for worms, parasites and other intestional issues. There may be a partial blockage so an ultrasound...

Dogs: My Boxer, marc fisher, heat stroke
marc fisher, heat stroke, blood loss: Hi Marc, I don t think I m going to be much of a help. I know that heat stroke, and a bad reaction to recently being vaccinated both can result in grayish appearing tongue. A pale or grayish color may indicate anemia from blood loss or rodent poison...

Dogs: Boxer, new skin liquid bandage, hydrogen peroxide
new skin liquid bandage, hydrogen peroxide, wound edges: Hi Kim, If your dog isn t bleeding, it probably isn t a dire emergency. Flush the injured area with running water and soap. Pick out any debris with sterile tweezers. After cleaning the injury, apply an antimicrobial cream, ointment, or spray as an...

Dogs: Boxer aggressive towards unknown dogs, patricia mcconnell, jean donaldson
patricia mcconnell, jean donaldson, female boxer: Dear Elijah, Thanks for the question. Inter-dog aggression and leash aggression are complex issues. People have written books about the subject. Here are some tips and resources for detailed information. Your goal is to get her to perform a behavior (like...

Dogs: Boxer Behavior, obedience classes, gentle leader
obedience classes, gentle leader, training collar: Hello Candy, The gentle leader is a very good tool for training. It is natural for the dog to be submissive when wearing one and the more they wear it the better they feel about it. I would recommend that you use it more often, so it does not seem like...

Dogs: Boxer Behavior, catarac surgery, good dogs
catarac surgery, good dogs, play fight: Hi Candy; as long as they are playing, there is nothing to worry about. Letting your dog meet other dogs and get aquainted, and meeting people and getting used to a lot of people and animals. This is called, socializing your dog. That teaches them to get...

Dogs: Boxer bumps, chicken soup for the dog lover, canned dog food
chicken soup for the dog lover, canned dog food, dry dog food: Hi Jamie, I don t know that this is specific to boxers or mastiffs. It sounds like atopic dermatitis and is not hereditary at all, but rather diet-related. I don t know what your roommate feeds his boxer, but I would highly recommend a natural diet....

Dogs: Boxer and the Create, brindle male, fawn boxer
brindle male, fawn boxer, male boxer: Some dogs do it. None of mine have. I am not sure what the problem is, stress, spite, protest being in the crate, ?, ?, ?. If they are urinating, a grid to hold the dog up out it helps, but it doesn t work as well on the firmer stools Iams and other quality...

Dogs: Boxer dog appears afraid, heart races, moving to england
heart races, moving to england, behaviorist: It is probable she is stressed out with the changes occurring because of the move. You can get pills prescribed from the vet to sedate fussy travellers which may help with the plane ride and with car rides in the meantime. A travelling crate may also help....

Dogs: Boxer dog illnes, loss of bladder control, bladder infection
loss of bladder control, bladder infection, sign of diabetes: Hi Hannah, Your dog s increased drinking, and subsequent loss of bladder control may be something as simple as a bladder infection, or it could the a sign of diabetes or Kidney disease. It s good you ve already made an appointment with your vet, so...

Dogs: Boxer dogs, boxer dogs, boxers
boxer dogs, boxers, akc: For more information if you haven t already, visit the AKC website at www.akc.org . They will tell you the breed standard and etc. One thing to know about white boxers is they can be deaf. So if this is the color you decide to get, you should have it spayed/neutered....

Dogs: Boxer Eye, brindle boxer, corneal ulcers
brindle boxer, corneal ulcers, boxer breed: Hi Carl, It sounds like your dog has a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid (also called Cherry Eye ). It s common in younger dogs, and in the Boxer breed. The third eyelid is a triangular shaped structure in the inner corners of a dog s eyes that sometimes...

Dogs: Boxer at their eating time, obedience class, strange dogs
obedience class, strange dogs, obedience training: I would go back to separate plates, and stand between them until they are finished. It works best with a helper until they are trained, but make them sit and stay until you put the food down. This is tough to do, but you are the keeper of the kibble. They...

Dogs: Boxer - first heat, chain link fence, male dogs
chain link fence, male dogs, health clearances: Fiona, I just want to say that your dog should be at LEAST two years of age before she is bred. That means you have several heats to go through before she should be bred. The reason is because all of the proper health clearances cannot be done until the dog...

Dogs: Boxer or Great Dane?, toy rat terrier, toy poodle
toy rat terrier, toy poodle, family dogs: If you have done some reading on these 2 breeds, I am sure one book says one thing. and another book another. This reflects the authors experience with different members of the same breed. Most of the breeds were originally developed with one purpose in...

Dogs: Boxer gender, nancy ps, sibling rivalry
nancy ps, sibling rivalry, 2 females: Hi Angie, Absolutely two males or two females is a big NO NO in boxerland. They will have tremendous sibling rivalry. A male and female for that breed is perfect. nancy PS. my best friend raises boxers and I also know others who raise them and this...

Dogs: Boxer health question, boxer health, diaper rash
boxer health, diaper rash, bitter apple: Tracy, It could be fleas, or it could be some kind of rash. Check him out and see if he has red bumps or if it looks like rash. You can put the kind of ointment that people use for diaper rash on babies on him. I buy the generic brand at Walmart. Rub...

Dogs: Boxer with itchy paws, tea tree shampoo, aloe vera products
tea tree shampoo, aloe vera products, skin irritations: Hello Thank you for your question. I canít comment with seeing your dog if you drying her feet will make the skin irritations worse. I suggest for you to stop drying her feet for a week and see if it help you dog skin problem. Aloe Vera products...

Dogs: Boxer licks and jumps, female boxer, puppy training
female boxer, puppy training, loose leash: WILLIAM, U MUST BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR DOG. U MUST BE ITS LEADER AND BOSS NOW. IT NEEDS SOMEBODY TO TEACH IT RIGHT FROM WRONG. THIS IS YOU. SO: START WITH SOMEBODY COMING OVER TO THE DOOR, HAVE THE DOG ON A LEASH, GIVE THE PERSON A TREAT, DOGGIE BISCUIT...

Dogs: Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, female boxer
boxer puppies, female boxer, sex dogs: Dear Chris, First, I ve known plenty of people who have had brothers with brothers, and sisters with sisters and they never fight. They only do if they have been seperated for years, and when they meet it will be like meeting a stranger on their land. ...

Dogs: Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, female boxer
boxer puppies, female boxer, sex dogs: Nine hours is a long time for even an older dog, let alone a 3 month old. If neither one of you can make it back over lunch, try to find somebody, a neighbor, a professional dog walker, etc. to give her a break mid day. I would definitely go with a crate....

Dogs: Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, female boxer
boxer puppies, female boxer, sex dogs: Hi Chris, This is hardly a chiropractic question, but I m happy to give you my thoughts. Regarding the feces......I have no idea! Survellience cameras and other sneakiness come to my mind, but I think you first have to find out what s happening in...

Dogs: Boxer Puppies, boxer puppies, female boxer
boxer puppies, female boxer, sex dogs: Chris, I see no other option,you have to crate her..at least for now. You are doing her no favors in letting her create some very bad habits. Next week she may chew your wallpaper off, or your woodwork. She will start teething soon and will want to chew more...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, shallow pan
boxer puppy, shallow pan, paper plates: Puppies are generally weaned between 3 and 6 weeks of age, but they should stay with their littermates until they are at least 8 weeks old, because it is during the period of time between weaning and 8-10 weeks that they learn valuable communications skills...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy Freaks Out On Leash, boxer puppy, fish on a hook
boxer puppy, fish on a hook, dachsaund: Well what you can try is next time when you take him out front,put a treat in front of his nose when you are walking with him-and if that is working reward him with it,keep on trying this,then eventualy try it without food in front of him,but still give it...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy, toy rat terrier, good leadership skills
toy rat terrier, good leadership skills, boxer puppy: The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some...

Dogs: Boxer puppies on the way!(any day), boxer puppies, black mask
boxer puppies, black mask, mom and dad: Hi Ken, I am hoping you were a responsible breeder and wrote down the dates that she bred your male. If so, count to 59 days and you will want to start taking her temperature. The normal is almost 102 degrees. She should start dropping until she reaches...

Dogs: Boxer puppy problems, boxer puppy, petco store
boxer puppy, petco store, aggression problem: Hi Jim; She will avoid looking you in the eyes, but she hears your tone of voice. When I am holding one like that and scolding, and they are avoiding my eyes, it seems like I can hear them saying, dooon t. They can really challenge you. She probably IS...

Dogs: Boxer puppy, boxer pup, boxer puppy
boxer pup, boxer puppy, baby boxer: Hi Jill, Congratulations on the new family member! I d have to agree with you, 7 weeks is too young for a puppy to be taken from it s mother. Your daughter is going to have to put some extra time into working with him on things like mouthing and training....

Dogs: Boxer skin condition???, boxer brindle, black mask
boxer brindle, black mask, realistic answers: Hi Lisa; It sounds very much like an allergy to me. Biting the feet is the biggest clue. Allergies, whether from fleas or other sources usually cause them to chew their feet. all of it sounds like allergies. It also sounds like you need a different Veterinarian....

Dogs: Boxer snapping, dominance behavior, obedience instructor
dominance behavior, obedience instructor, dog behaviorist: Hi Raluca, Biting or snapping at humans is a dominance behavior, and the problem did not develop over night. Your dog thinks of himself as the pack leader . In the dog s eyes he owns the house, and all the possessions within. A dogs who reach this...

Dogs: My Boxer suddenly reduced in take of food in this summer?, pet boxer, hot weather
pet boxer, hot weather, favorite food: Hi Promodh; You don t give me any information like how old he is, what the temperature is there, anything like that. It could be just hot weather, or there could be somethng physically wrong. Check with your Veterinarian about what you are feeding him....

Dogs: MY Boxer on't eat, nux vomica, canned pumpkin
nux vomica, canned pumpkin, loss of appetite: Hi Cody. This can be a tough one, when your dog decides he just doesn t like anything. Will he eat people-food? I don t know many dogs that will turn their noses up at a home cooked meal. You could try lightly cooking some fatty ground beef and mixing it with...

Dogs: Boxer wants to be boss, functional commands, dominant dogs
functional commands, dominant dogs, stern voice: Firstly I would neuter, always with a dominant dog. This can totally change the attitude of the dog. The other points to note. Some basic training Functional commands include: Sit-Stay, Down-Stay, Stand-Stay, Heel, Let s go, Wait, Come, Corner (in...

Dogs: Should I get a Boxer, toy rat terrier, male boxer
toy rat terrier, male boxer, family dogs: Hi Jim, Here are some resources about Boxers and doggy introductions. American Kennel Club- http://www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/boxer.cfm The American Boxer Club- http://americanboxerclub.org/ Here are articles about dog to dog introductons....

Dogs: Boxers ears, boxer puppy, liquid bandages
boxer puppy, liquid bandages, drops of blood: Hi Brett, Yeah, and if she trims THAT ear, then she would have to trim the other ear too! That would be my last resort! Instead of doing that, why couldn t she just put a samll stitch in that area? Sometimes vets just kill me, they don t seem to have...

Dogs: Boxers ears, ear flap, abcess
ear flap, abcess, drops of blood: Hi, you might want the vet to trim the ear as there may be a blood vessel close to the surface so it probably needs to be trimmed and stitched up. When the blood vessel is close to the surface, it makes it easy to break open all the time and never heal completely....

Dogs: Boxers Puppies, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, baby gate: The problem with her smearing her feces is one I have never come across before, and cannot give much insight into. Maybe one of the other experts can give you better advice about it. I do know this, they can be very inventive in ways to drive us up the walls...

Dogs: Boxers and toddlers, boxer pup, boxer puppy
boxer pup, boxer puppy, nancy nancy: Tonya, There are few dogs out there that have the unique quality of being protective and loving with children, boxers are one of them. I highly recommend you get a boxer pup. They will grow together. My friend had one, and another raises them. My friends...

Dogs: BREDDING, american pomeranian club, delivering puppies
american pomeranian club, delivering puppies, recessive genes: First of all, I am not familiar enough with Pomeranian genetics to know the outcome of breeding two black Poms together, but I would assume that it probably isn t too dissimilar from breeding two black schnauzers. If that is the case, the answer is that it...

Dogs: BREEDING, fertile days, shih tzu
fertile days, shih tzu, sissy: Hi, I answered this but I guess it didn t go through. she is too young to have puppies she is just a puppy herself. besides if you can t keep them seperated you will have two fathers for the litter. she sounds like she is in heat. the ninth to the seventeenth...

Dogs: BREEDING MY LAB, chocolate lab, bone strength
chocolate lab, bone strength, xeana: Hi Ann, your 11 month old lab is equal to a 7 year old child. She is not full grown yet. If you breed her now, she will lose calcium and weaken her bone strength and growth. She is just too young. I would wait until she is almost 2 years old nanc...

Dogs: BREEDING, soft ears, bottom teeth
soft ears, bottom teeth, breeders choice: Hi Kathy Most vets do not know as much as we large breeders, but this time your vet is most correct, an overbite would be genetic and some of the pups would receive this a bad fault in any breed. Small beedy eyes are very bad, large brown bright eyes are...

Dogs: Brain Tumor???, brain tumors in dogs, tumors in dogs
brain tumors in dogs, tumors in dogs, hypothyroid dogs: Hi Renee, Dalmatians are one of the breeds prone to Hypothyroidism, so it s worth going back to your vet so additional tests can be run. Hypothyroidism is not always a simple, straightforward disease to diagnose. Various tests are available to diagnose...

Dogs: Breach births, first hope, mouth to mouth
first hope, mouth to mouth, chihuahuas: Hi, Chihuahuas can have complications in births, and it can happen with future litters. Normally the first litter is always the one with the most problems because it is the first one for the dog. There is really no way to predict what will happen in the future...

Dogs: Break fence jumping habit, obedience school, bad dogs
obedience school, bad dogs, back of my hand: There are some things I don t think anybody can teach some dogs. I taught my one Lab not to dig holes in the yard by catching her in the act a couple of time and scolding her. I seldom even mention it to the the people asking how to keep their dog from digging...

Dogs: Break fence jumping, dr jekyll mr hyde, dog behavior problems
dr jekyll mr hyde, dog behavior problems, bad dogs: Dear debbie It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your jumps th fence. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when he was younger....

Dogs: Breaking in a new puppy with a old puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, cocker spaniel: It sounds like your 10 month old has a strong dominance drive. Expect trouble as the new puppy matures if it does too. Two dominate females in the same house can be a big problem. I would spay her at once if not already, then take over as leader. The key...

Dogs: Breast cancer for dogs., kinds of cancer, breast cancer
kinds of cancer, breast cancer, dog spayed: Any dog can get breast cancer, not having your dog spayed increases her risks of many kinds of cancer including mammary gland. I m sure your vet is very competent and while there is a risk that she could have complications during or after surgery it is much...

Dogs: Breathing difficulty, breathing difficulty, diagnostic tests
breathing difficulty, diagnostic tests, allergic reactions: Hi Paula, What diagnostic tests did your vet run? Breathing problems such as what you ve described can be a symptom of many things, ranging from: heart disease, asthma, allergic reactions, bronchitis, pneumonia, paralysis or obstruction of the trachea,...

Dogs: Breathing Problems, upper respiratory infection, exercise intolerance
upper respiratory infection, exercise intolerance, asthma attack: The best thing for you to do is to go ahead and take your dog to your veterinarian. There are multiple things that could cause these type of breating problems and with out actually seeing the animal there is no way I can tell you which one it is. If it is...

Dogs: Breathing/Snorting, allergies asthma, female boxers
allergies asthma, female boxers, vet bill: Hi Kimberly, It could be something like kennel cough or bronchitis, both of which can clear up on their own if her immune system is strong enough to fight them off. I m not a huge believer in drugs first, and prefer to use more natural remedies if it s...

Dogs: Breed of Dog, miniature dobermans, miniature doberman
miniature dobermans, miniature doberman, manchester terriers: Hi, there is a big difference in miniature pinschers & dobermans and that is not only size. Miniature pinschers come from crosses between german pinschers & manchester terriers whereas dobermans come from rottweilers. Min Pins (miniature pinschers) look...

Dogs: Breed of dog to get, jack russell terrier, terrier family
jack russell terrier, terrier family, suburban neighborhood: Hi, Well you both like labs and you both like jack russels. If you have a lot of time to exercise either one of those would be great. If you get a Jack Russell, get a broken coat one, they shed much less. Labs shed a lot. Now I think you should look up...

Dogs: Breed Selection to mesh well with a Pug, breed selection, temperment
breed selection, temperment, dogs: Thanks for your question Erica. This depends entirely on your dog now. What his/her temperment is. How well he gets along with dogs. And dogs of different sizes. Also on you. How much grooming you care for. How much exersize you want to commit to. What...

Dogs: Breed/Size She will be when adult?, american staffordshire terrier, pets dogs
american staffordshire terrier, pets dogs, terrier mix: Hey, this dog is porbably an American Staffordshire Terrier. A medium sized dog thats very good with children but needs a lot of attention and love of his guardians. This link has some information about this dog. http://pets.yahoo.com/pets/dogs/breed/american_staffordshire_terrier...

Dogs: What Breed, jack russels, invisible fencing
jack russels, invisible fencing, cairn terriers: Well, Im thinking since you want a calm adult, go to a rescue. Check out the shelters also. This way you already know how the dog is around kids, adults, cats, ect. Corgis tend to be a little energetic and not really a lapdog. Jack Russels tend to be too....

Dogs: Breeders.., amsc, thanks in advance
amsc, thanks in advance, minis: I am surprised that a member of the AMSC would send you on such a round-about journey rather than just sending you to someone in your area. That seems strange.... There are several good breeders in your area, and you could also expand your search into PA,...

Dogs: Breeding, beagle puppy, beagles
beagle puppy, beagles, brother and sister: JD I hope you have reseached this and let the breeder know. It is your right to be able to register him(?). It gives you alot of options if you would like to try doing any type of sport with him. Even if he is nuetered. So good luck and have a good time...

Dogs: Breeding, shi tzu, batches
shi tzu, batches, health problems: They can have as many as you allow them to have. The better thing to ask yourself is how many is safe for them to have. Please understand that with any pregnancy there are risks and problems that could occur. It is up to you to decide at what age you should...

Dogs: Breeding, border collies, hip displasia
border collies, hip displasia, micro chip: HI DEBORAH, IF SHE IS MATURE ENOUGH TO MOTHER PUPPIES WHEN THEY ARE BORN. IF HER HIPS AND THE MALES ARE OK FROM HIP DISPLASIA. IT MUST BE THE SEASON FOR I HAVE TWO ALSO COMING IN HEAT, BUT I WAS PREPARING FOR IT. FIRST DAY OF DRIP, I BREED KINDA LATE,...

Dogs: Breeding, blood spots, high risk
blood spots, high risk, female golden retriever: Hi, Well first off, you should not breed any dog until it is at least 2yrs of age as their bodies are not completely developed until that time. If you breed her this young, you chance her getting eclampsia which she can die from very quickly (she would be...

Dogs: Breeding, obedience agility, accurate answer
obedience agility, accurate answer, family pet: Hi, Marion, and thanks for asking! I would first like to know a few things, before I can answer your question accurately. 1. Why do you wish to breed your dog? 2. How old is she now? 3. Where did you get her from? 4. What breed of dog is she? 5. Is...

Dogs: Breeding, chihuahua club, complete physical exam
chihuahua club, complete physical exam, chihuahua breeders: Hi Kelley, I would advise you to talk to the breeder of your dog before you make any decisions. A reputable breeder is truly the one to help you. If the breeder is not available, contact the Chihuahua club, via the AKC website (www.akc.org) and get in touch...

Dogs: Breeding, mini dachsund, tiny pup
mini dachsund, tiny pup, mini dachshund: Hi Michelle, The average most fertile time in a cycle is between the 11th and 14th day. I would keep the two apart until she is ready. You will see that her vulva will swell very much and the discharge will become pinkish or very light brown (sometimes...

Dogs: Breeding, puppies, nutrients
puppies, nutrients, bitch: Hi Alicia, I don t know of any supplement you can use to bring your bitch into season. How often a female is breed should be kept as low as possible. You want to allow at least one clear non-breeding season between mating attempts. This will allow your...

Dogs: Breeding!, jack russells, pupies
jack russells, pupies, recessive gene: Most likely they will be born healthy if both parents are. The only problem is that, since both parents are brother and sister, it is possible that a genetic disease could be expressed in the pupies. This would occur if both parents are carriers for a certain...

Dogs: Breeding, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, prospective mate: Thank you for your question Holly(y?) You probably one cute dog, but she is a mixie. Even if she was a pure, you have many things to think about. I have many reasons why you should NOT breed. 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation in the...

Dogs: Breeding, lab pups, pitbull
lab pups, pitbull, quick response: Hi again the normal egg is fertilized by one sperm even though many will attempt to fertilize it. so you should get pit/lab] pit/gr pups. However, there are cases on record in some animals that two sperm have, indeed, fertilized one egg. This is...

Dogs: Breeding, having puppies, mean time
having puppies, mean time, 4 months: She can come into heat and get bred as early as 4 months. If your male is trying to mount her she is probably in season now and can get pregnant. She can still be spayed if she is pregnant, but it is more money and you will be killing the puppies in her....

Dogs: Breeding, good mother, 5 months
good mother, 5 months, pom: Hi April, At 5 months old, your Pom is still very much a puppy, even though she appears grown. It is best to wait until your dog is physically and mentally mature before she has her first litter. Generally, it is recommend that a female dog reach at...

Dogs: Breeding, female boxer, puppy food
female boxer, puppy food, swelling of the vulva: hi celeste, the 11- 13th is the most common time to breed a female dog. you will notice a swelling of the vulva and also a lighter discharge. She will be ready when she flags the male dog which is when she backs up to him and puts her tail to the side....

Dogs: Breeding, c sections, c section
c sections, c section, pom: Hi Shelby, No that is not true. It depends on a lot of factors. Did her mother have to have a c-section? How big is the sire of the pups, how big were her siblings etc. Size is the biggest factor to take into account when dealing with c-sections. So...

Dogs: Breeding?, peekapoo, cairn terrier
peekapoo, cairn terrier, cross breed: Hi Michelle, I would not recommend cross breeding breeds as you do not know what you will produce, and could produce puppies with problems. A peekapoo is already a cross breed, so basically you would be making a puppy that is 1/2 cairn terrier, 1/4 pekinese,...

Dogs: Breeding, bitch in heat, female dogs
bitch in heat, female dogs, females: A small dog can come into heat every 3 months. It is possible to breed each time. Another possibility is a male that will breed anything, if he even smells a bitch in heat somewhere else. And another possibility is the bitch has an infection which is giving...

Dogs: Breeding, fertile days, poms
fertile days, poms, hump: elissa, separate them for two days and try again, the female is not swollen enough. The fertile days and ready days for the female are around the eleventh and thirteenth days. She cannot accept a male if she is not swollen. The male cannot fit. He is...

Dogs: Breeding, rott, marshmallow
rott, marshmallow, mates: Hi Luis; I guess they can, if they are not very well trained, and if they have reason to be aggressive. My son raised Rotties, but all the ones he kept were the females. His father-in-law had the male, and he was a sweet old marshmallow all his life. It...

Dogs: Breeding, yorkie, ukc
yorkie, ukc, pedigrees: Brandy, AKC, CKC, UKC are cubs that have been created to record the pedigrees of dogs. AKC is Thee accepted club overall in the United States. UKC in in England. CKC may either be Canadian, or a club that was made up for people without pedigrees...

Dogs: Breeding, female dogs, two dogs
female dogs, two dogs, rat terrier: Hi Brandii, You can not keep unaltered male and female dogs together and NOT expect them to produce puppies. The chances are pretty good that your female is pregnant, and if she s not, it s only a matter of time until she is. You need to either spay...

Dogs: Breeding, false pregnancy, heat cycle
false pregnancy, heat cycle, herbal supplements: It s very likely that she had a false pregnancy. Often times, a cycle goes awry after a litter, causing her to not be normally every 6 months (which is the average cycle). I wouldn t worry about it. Has she been rather normal in the past..every 6-7 months?...

Dogs: Breeding, false pregnancy, rat terrier
false pregnancy, rat terrier, teats: While she might be coming into season again, I think it is more likely that she is pregnant or she is having a false pregnancy. Your veterinarian should be able to tell you which it is. The smell of the hormones that she is giving off at this time are what...

Dogs: Breeding, fertile time, heat cycle
fertile time, heat cycle, shih tzu: Dorothy, A male should be about 18 months before you breed him even though he will be able to do so earlier. The fertile time for a female is around the thirteenth day of the heat cycle. Sperm lives about 2 days so you can breed her on the eleventh and...

Dogs: Breeding, heat cycle, rott
heat cycle, rott, rottweiler: Hi Tracy; I am noit sure. It has been so many years since I even considered breeding a dog. You should ask your Veterinarian or someone who breeds Rotties. My son raised Rotties until a few years ago, when he lost his girl. she was the whole world to him...

Dogs: Breeding, dominant genes, black chocolate
dominant genes, black chocolate, chocolate lab: Yes you can-and they would be purebred,it s the same breed only a different colour They probably would more likely turn out chocolate as Black&Chocolate are dominant genes(hard to explain)in case you are curious as to what colour they would turn out-but...

Dogs: Breeding, mature sperm, male dogs
mature sperm, male dogs, adequate growth: Hi Celeste, Male dogs can be bred once they achieve adequate growth. At 9 months he should be physically able to breed, though it s possible that he may not have adequate number of mature sperm at this age. So, if you breed him but the female doesn t become...

Dogs: Breeding, sperm count, lemke
sperm count, lemke, correlation: Hi Jim- The bitch is the one that determines the size of the litter, whereas the stud determines the sex. A male needs 48 hours to fully replenish his sperm count, so if you leave him in the kennel with the bitch and they tie as often as they choose, they...

Dogs: Breeding, toy poodle, stud dogs
toy poodle, stud dogs, live births: Hi Sue, Because your female isn t a full bred bitch, I wouldn t recommend breeding her. You may just find that you ll have a problem getting rid of the pups, and the Humane Society doesn t need any more dogs. If you re thinking of doing it for the kids...

Dogs: Breeding, hip dysplasia, good health
hip dysplasia, good health, best of luck: Hello, At 2 years old, your dog is certainly old enough to be bred, dogs sexually mature at 6 months. Although your dog is in good health, you should consider not breeding your dog if she has any generic conditions (such as Hip Dysplasia) that she could...

Dogs: Breeding, breeding dogs, proestrus
breeding dogs, proestrus, pregnancy and birth: i am sorry, this is really out of my expertise. I am sure there are other people on this site that can help, i am very sorry. But i do know alot about the pregnancy and birth, but the getting pregnant part is not my area of expertise. Sorry, good luck...

Dogs: Breeding, breeding dogs, proestrus
breeding dogs, proestrus, papillons: Hi Kristen! Be sure you only breed one male to her. So be careful not to let the second male get to her. You shouldn t have a problem with him wanting to breed to her so long as you have a good stud. Also, yes they will tie more than once in a day but...

Dogs: Breeding, breeding dogs, proestrus
breeding dogs, proestrus, best bet: Hi Kristen- Unless you have a real submissive male, once your female is ready to be bred (which can vary in time from 7-28 days), she will accept him. A lot of books say that between the 10 and 14th day they are fertile, however all dogs are different and...

Dogs: Breeding Chihuahua, family members, 30 minutes
family members, 30 minutes, dawn: Hi Kim, He will eventually get it as far as how to do it. Dogs tie when they breed, bascially they hook up and can t come apart for about 20-30 minutes. This is when the sperm transfers from the male to the female. You won t know when it has taken ...

Dogs: Breeding Choc. Lab, selecting a puppy, knowledgeable buyers
selecting a puppy, knowledgeable buyers, stud services: Responsible breeding is very difficult. I couldn t cover everything here even if I had extensive experience. A good place to start is www.akc.org. They have a fine discussion on the subject. For the stud services, you can negotiate an arraignment that...

Dogs: Breeding a chihuahua?, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, prospective mate: The answer is simple but very complicated too. My professional recommendation is NO for several reasons: 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation in the United States with about 70,000 puppies and kittens born everyday. 2. Only two out of...

Dogs: Breeding Dachshund, pregnant bitches, artificial insemination
pregnant bitches, artificial insemination, doxie: You might have to hold her in place so that he can get a tie with her. It might also be that his back is a bit too long to get a natural tie and then you would need the assistance of your veterinarian in order to do an artificial insemination. Pregnant...

Dogs: Breeding Dachsunds, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, freaks: Hi Leah, 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. This is when you can breed...

Dogs: Breeding my Daschund, daschund, pup
daschund, pup: No, she is too young. Wait til her 2nd or 3rd at least. It would be too much of a strain on her. She is a pup herself til she is 1 and a half anyway. You will need to keep them apart. remember the heat is for 21 days and she will still be receptive after...

Dogs: Breeding my female rottweilers, rottweilers, running out of time
rottweilers, running out of time, ovulation: HELLO DEBBIE THE HEAT LAST 21 DAYS, YOU HAVE TO DAY 16 TO BREED OR EVEN LATER. LAST YEAR I BRED ROSETTA TO GINO ONE DAY ONE TIME THE 16TH DAY, SHE HAD TEN PUPS DEC 4. YOUR FEMALES ARE NOT READY. IT TAKES 3 PEOPLE OFTEN TO BREED FIRST TIME BITCHES. HAVE...

Dogs: Breeding at the first heat, calcium levels, siezures
calcium levels, siezures, heat cycle: Hi Robin, It isn t true about stunting their growth, worse, it can possibly kill them. The reason is because by a puppies first heat cycle (yes they are still puppies when they have their first cycle), if you breed them their puppies will take away essential...

Dogs: Breeding my german shepards, nine weeks, x ray
nine weeks, x ray, 28 days: The best way is to take her to your vet and have her examined. Palpation will often be enough, but the vet can also do an ultrasound at around 28 days, or he/she can do an X-ray after 50 days. Otherwise, just wait and you will know nine weeks after the...

Dogs: Breeding and in Heat, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, segments: Hi Cyndi, 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 will...

Dogs: Breeding min dachsunds, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, prospective mate: Hi Holly. I have a question for you. Why are you breeding him? I have many reasons why you should NOT breed. 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation in the United States with about 70,000 puppies and kittens born everyday. 2. Only two...

Dogs: Breeding Pug, irregular cycles, heat cycles
irregular cycles, heat cycles, male attention: Hi Jeanne, It depends on what color the spotting is. Also, she could have an infection which is causing these symptoms. You can have a smear done by the vet to see if she has an infection so that it can be treated and not get to the puppies. Hope this...

Dogs: Breeding my pom., petfinder com, purebred puppy
petfinder com, purebred puppy, spay or neuter: Cassie, Breeding is a delicate issue to tackle to sometimes, especially for someone who feels as passionately about rescuing dogs as I do. I can t in good conscience recommend that you breed your dog for a few reasons. One, if you rescued her, I am assuming...

Dogs: Breeding poms, pom, vet
pom, vet, bitch: The dogsw if mated properly will end up in a tie. This means that the dogs penis wil swell up and get stuck inside. This usually lasts from 15 mins to an hour. Is this his first litter? It sound like he just hasent worked out what to do yet. Also...

Dogs: Breeding Question, cork screw, stud owner
cork screw, stud owner, stud owners: I m afraid I won t be much help. I have a bitch here who is 10-years-old, and I was never able to get her bred. She attacked males through the babygate at the kitchen door and managed to bite a few of their feet over the years. Actually trying to breed her...

Dogs: Breeding Question, two generations, taking a risk
two generations, taking a risk, sister and brother: Hi Heather, I don t know a website that can explain that, but I can explain that to you. Breeding a grandpa & grandaughter is what is considered a line breeding on the grandfather. In other words, say his name was Max . Since Max is the grandfather,...

Dogs: Breeding Time, heat cycle, health complications
heat cycle, health complications, correct time: Hi, 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 will last...

Dogs: Breeding yorkies, yorkshire terrier, yorkie
yorkshire terrier, yorkie, yorkies: I have never heard of anything called a silky yorkie , but if it is a cross between a Silky Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier, then any offspring from it, no matter *WHAT* it is crossed with, will be a mixed breed, or a mutt, because it will no longer be purebred....

Dogs: Breeding, puppy food, hereditary problems
puppy food, hereditary problems, boiled eggs: Hi there! To be honest with you I bred only small breeds and we have to go through a different series of tests than you would with breeding a larger breed. I do know that she would need her hips tested and as a general rule you should really research her...

Dogs: Breeds, peekapoo, exact mix
peekapoo, exact mix, dna test: Hi, it is physically impossible to tell the exact mix a dog is unless you do a DNA test on the dog, and even then you would have to have some parent to compare it to. Most shelters, rescues, trainers and such pretty much figure out the mixes in a dog by their...

Dogs: Breeds, shiba inus, chocolate lab
shiba inus, chocolate lab, alaskan malamutes: Well mixes are immpossible to tell how they will turn out But I know but breeds like golden Retrivers,Siberian Huskies,alaskan Malamutes,German Shepherd,Akitas and Shiba Inus are pretty good under those conditions If you want to go with a mix,the best...

Dogs: Breeds of dogs, medium size dogs, fox terriers
medium size dogs, fox terriers, envirorment: Thanks for your question. One of my favorite little dogs is the basset hound. They would need to stay inside for the first couple weeks so they can adjust to there new envirorment but they make great pets and are absolutly adorable. Beagles are really good...

Dogs: Breeds, rare breeds, exact answer
rare breeds, exact answer, humane society: There is no exact answer on this one. Rare breeds tend to run more money then more popular dogs. Also a top rated show dog or a well trained dog will be very expensive. The cheapest dog of coarse is the free dog. Usually a mutt or a stray from the humane society...

Dogs: Bring in new puppy, jack russell terrier, closet shelving
jack russell terrier, closet shelving, quick snap: Some suggest introducing the dogs on neutral territory. I don t know if that does much good with older dogs, and am not sure it is needed with a puppy. The puppy needs to submit to the older dog. I would have the older dog on a leash. Let the puppy loose...

Dogs: Bringing home a new dog, obedience class, bringing home a new dog
obedience class, bringing home a new dog, natural instincts: I doubt Rex will be pleased. These things go better if you are giving the older dog the right leadership. 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...

Dogs: Bringing home a new puppy, bringing home a new puppy, female kitten
bringing home a new puppy, female kitten, conventional advice: The conventional advice is to introduce them at a neutral site. I don t know that that does much good. Certainly our 13 year old Aster hasn t like the 2 puppies we introduced her to at the dog sitters than the 2 we introduced at home. The kitten may...

Dogs: Bringing a new dog home, standard poodle, water dishes
standard poodle, water dishes, rescue groups: Hi Alan; How old is the new one you are thinking of getting? Being a female she may be more atuned to accepting another family member, unless she is extremely possive of her mom. How does she react to your girl friend petting, loving on the other dog. ...

Dogs: Bringing a new puppy to work, last puppy, heat stroke
last puppy, heat stroke, basement suite: Hello, well now this is dificult..he cant be left in a hot car for more then a few minutes even with the windows all the way down in which case he would be in a carate made of wire not plastic and could be stolen or still die of heat stroke. In the office...

Dogs: Bringing in Poop/Pee Pads, poop and pee, linolium
poop and pee, linolium, shred: Hi Aron, I m trying to understand what the situation is. Is the puppy that you have kept in the garage, or one that has access to the garage from your house/apartment? what is the reason that you do not want to walk the puppy, but want it to eliminate...

Dogs: Bringing in Poop/Pee Pads, poop and pee, linolium
poop and pee, linolium, shred: Hi Aron; Yep, let her have free run of the house. She is bored, feels confined, and she is punishing you. Dogs are NOT as smart as we are, they are SMERTER! They know how to wear us doen.LOL I have always had my dogs in the house as part of the family....

Dogs: Bringing In Poop/Pee Pads, poop and pee, linolium
poop and pee, linolium, shred: I am not sure there is a good solution to leaving a puppy unattended for 8 hours. What you are doing isn t working, and I don t know how to make it work. She really a mid day break. If you can t come home over lunch, perhaps a neighbor or a professional...

Dogs: Bringing in Poop/Pee Pads, poop and pee, linolium
poop and pee, linolium, shred: wow good job so far! You put alot of thought into this. The bottom line, though is that your pup is lonely. Remember, she has had a bunch of brothers and sisters to play with and is now completely isolated. She has no older dog to show her what to...

Dogs: Bringing a second dog into our house, two dogs, male shih tzu
two dogs, male shih tzu, shih tzu: Well a good way to introduce two dogs is to slowly let them come together(both dogs on leash)off of the property Now as for male or female,it doesn t really matter,but yes SOMETIMES two males will make each other mark in the house,and other times it won...

Dogs: Bringing my Weimer home, puppy miller, rabies vaccine
puppy miller, rabies vaccine, litter mates: Hello Niccki congrats on the new puppy. First I need to say this is a bad breeder a puppy miller or someone who has only two dogs but is still breeding for only money because the tell tale sign here is there letting this pup go at 5 weeks when all puppies...

Dogs: Brittany, electric fence, male cat
electric fence, male cat, house cat: Well John, sounds like she needs some tiring out and exercise. Get a back pack for her that you can put some water bottles in, not too many. and take her for a couple of mile walks. She is bored, she needs to hunt, why not join a search and rescue group,...

Dogs: Brittany Puppy, brittany puppy, bad puppy
brittany puppy, bad puppy, children and dogs: Hi Joshua; STOP SPANKING!!!!! And stop annoying him with water in the face!!! Who on earth ever told you to correct a dog like that. The water in the face could be turning him into a biter because you are doing something mean to him. I have been raising...

Dogs: Brittany, cindy lou, national geographic channel
cindy lou, national geographic channel, dog whisper: Hello John, I am sorry she if giving you so much trouble. Sometimes you get a dog with a personality not to your liking. Training is your best option. To minimize the cost check with your local parks and recreation for classes. and if you have cable watch...

Dogs: Brittney, poop and pee, natures miracle
poop and pee, natures miracle, rear legs: Everything you are doing about the housebreaking is good so far. In addition to that, Take her out to the spot you want her to go. If she doesn t go bring her back in and watch her carefully so she has no accidents in the house. After awhile, take her...

Dogs: Broken Duclaw, dog nail clippers, whimpers
dog nail clippers, whimpers, simple matter: Hi The claw will need to be removed, If it has broken off too far down it may have to be removed completely. If the break is nearer the tip of the nail then its a simple matter of removing the hanging bit with a pair of dog nail clippers. It will bleed...

Dogs: Broken Leg, broken leg, sling
broken leg, sling, aspirin: The best thing you can do is just make sure that she is comfortable and keep her from being to active. If she has a crate I would try and keep her in that. When you walk her outside you can take a towel and sling it under her belly or her chest depending...

Dogs: Broken leg?, puppy broker, laura murphy
puppy broker, laura murphy, broken leg: Kimberly, Hopefully, since the night is over, you will be able to get your puppy to the vet today for a checkup. I suspect she probably just sprained it, but you ll definitely need a vet to check it out and let you know. Laura Murphy Pets by Nature...

Dogs: Broken Paw Healing ideas, cayenne pepper, bitter apple
cayenne pepper, bitter apple, elizabethan collar: Hi Beverly, You didn t say if it was a front or back paw which your dog had injured. Preventing a dog from picking at a bandage is harder when a front paw is effected, so I ll assume it s a front paw. Usually wearing that large elizabethan collar is...

Dogs: Bronchitis, cough medication, cough medicine
cough medication, cough medicine, cough suppressants: Hi Candace, First of all, you should contact your vet and tell him or her that the cough medication isn t working. There are several different cough suppressants for dogs, and depending on the individual, one can work better than the other. Placing a...

Dogs: My Brothers dog...., urinary tract infections, female dogs
urinary tract infections, female dogs, urinary incontinence: Hi Ash, If you are quite sure that this dog is really house-trained, then she may be having a medical issue that is causing her to have these accidents. It s not uncommon for female dogs to develop urinary tract infections. Hormone related urinary incontinence...

Dogs: Brown Tear Stain, baking soda, chinese cresteds
baking soda, chinese cresteds, chinese crested: I m not very familuar with Chinese Cresteds. However, tear staining is very common in a lot of breeds. For the tear staining on my Shih Tzu I make a mixture to clean it. I take baking soda and mix peroxide with it just until it makes a paste. I then place...

Dogs: Bruise on mini poodle, mini poodle, leash hook
mini poodle, leash hook, cindy lou: Hello Sandy, The spot may actually be rubbed to a callus. If the brown spot does not go away it may be because the area now has scar tissue. Scaring areas usually do not grow hair and remain darker in color. But since he is young, his hair may grow back...

Dogs: Bruising after grooming/clipping, aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel
aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel, bruised skin: Hi Shadow, Does it look as though your dog s recent clipping just was a little too close in spots, leaving your dog with razor burn? Huge dark bruises on either side of his penis does not sound consistent with a close haircut. Is it possible that...

Dogs: Brussel Griffon, griffon, rabbi
griffon, rabbi, rosemary: Hey Rosemary. I would bring her to the vet. Since it s 5 days after her shots, I don t think that could be it. It makes me nervous when I hear that a puppy is vomiting. The vet gave her something for vomiting. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks!...

Dogs: Brussels Behavior, brussels griffon dog, brussels griffon
brussels griffon dog, brussels griffon, personnality: Hi Luc; The shivering. If she is using this for attention, give her attention when she is NOt shivering, and when she starts the shivering, pretty much ignore it. If it doesn t get the results, she should stop doing it soon. Just like a baby that cries...

Dogs: Brussels Griffon Puppy, griffon puppy, bedtime snack
griffon puppy, bedtime snack, brussels griffon: Hi Luc; The bedtime snack is your problem. They will always have to eliminate after eating. Move the time of the bedtime snack up, so that she has plenty of time to digest the food, and eliminate the waste. the faxct that she is embarassed shows it is...

Dogs: BUYING LITTER MATES, wet noses, litter mates
wet noses, litter mates, two puppies: Hello, I dont agree if yuo can handle to puppies of the same age at the same time go for it...it just makes training a bit more difficult isnce you have two wet noses to point in the right dierection. Same sex dogs get along well but have them sapyed or neutered...

Dogs: Buck, our new 14 week old chihuahua, shelley davis, behavorist
shelley davis, behavorist, positive reinforcement: Dear Danette, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppy. The most important thing I am going to say is to keep Abbott far away from the puppy at all times! It is the job of the pack leader to set the rules and you absolutely must protect this...

Dogs: Bucking The Leash, flat nylon, two dogs
flat nylon, two dogs, leather collar: I could tell by your first letter that yiu were not a person who would EVER intentionally harm an animal. When one of mine was a bitty one, I was working another dog on a leash, and decided since I had more time, I would just take little Bud for a walk. He...

Dogs: Bull Mastiff Depressed, bull mastiff, shelley davis
bull mastiff, shelley davis, thyroid test: Dear Tanya, Thank you for writing to me about Toshi. Traditional kennel boarding is a very depressing and stressful experience for a dog. That is why I specialize in cageless boarding in my home where dogs live together in a loving pack and get lots...

Dogs: Bull Terrier & cats, baby gates, cat trees
baby gates, cat trees, dash 9: Dear Vanessa, Thanks for the questions. Anytime I work with cat/dog problems, I have to train the cats and the dogs! Even though I have been successful in cases similar to yours, it s a long tough road. There s no way I can tell someone how to do it over...

Dogs: Bull Terrier, puppy bites, training your puppy
puppy bites, training your puppy, long periods of time: Hi Julia, You need to start potty training your puppy by putting the puppy on a schedule to go to the bathroom outside every couple of hours. When you are not able to be home, then you need to crate train the puppy so the puppy learns to hold it and not...

Dogs: Bulldog, belly rub, 7 months
belly rub, 7 months, bulldog: Dear John Thank you for your question. It could be linked to your dog trying to show his higher position to you & your wife, but there are other meanings to this as well. Your dog may have learned that if he sits on your knee, his receives a good belly...

Dogs: Can Bulldogs eat fruit, puppy food, dog foods
puppy food, dog foods, house dog: Yes, dogs can eat fruit. Grapes can be toxic, so you should not feed them (or raisins), but I do not know of any other common fruits that should be avoided. Make sure that with apples, you remove the stem and do not feed the part close to the seeds (or the...

Dogs: BullMastiff/Pitbull, group obedience classes, sweet dogs
group obedience classes, sweet dogs, little critters: Hi Pamela; Well, mostly you can expect resul;ts from her training. I have always found training is the most improtant thing, because you teach them to make allowances for personality etc, sot of civilize the little critters.LOL Just like raising children....

Dogs: Bullmastiff pooping in crate, large breed puppy food, doggie daycare
large breed puppy food, doggie daycare, pooping in crate: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! You didn t specify whether you were using Nutro Max or Nutro Natural Choice for large breed puppies, but according to their feeding charts, if you re feeding Nutro Max for large breed puppies, he should be eating around...

Dogs: Bump on my Dog, ear flaps, hematoma
ear flaps, hematoma, blood vessel: Hi Kendra, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner, it sounds like your dog has a hematoma, which is basically a huge blood bruise in the ear where a blood vessel has ruptured inbetween the two ear flaps. There is nothing you can do except take him to the...

Dogs: Bump on my dog, diaper rash cream, razor burns
diaper rash cream, razor burns, shih tzu: Hi Tiffany, You mentioned he was groomed, so I wonder if it s a razor burn. The thing is, those usually are like a red sore, but not really as you described... which sounds more like a blister. I m not really sure if the hemroid cream is toxic, so I...

Dogs: Bump after pen shot, anaphylactic reaction, allergic reactions
anaphylactic reaction, allergic reactions, penicillin: It could be a couple of things, one there could ve been a small amount of blood leakage back toward the syringe during the vaccination. It would ve gathered under the skin and will go down on it s own as it is resorbed. Or 2, it could be a mild allergic reaction...

Dogs: Bumps on dog, american staffordshire terrier, nasal breathing
american staffordshire terrier, nasal breathing, skin infection: I would take him back to the vet. Its possible he has an allergy to something or something worse such as cancer. If it is a skin infection, then generally antibiotics need to be continued at least one week past the clinical resolution of symptoms, so he...

Dogs: Bunnies, baby rabbits, native ecosystems
baby rabbits, native ecosystems, voracious appetite: Hi Norman, All dogs, from the Chihuahua to a Great Dane are carnivores. It s totally possible that your dogs ate the baby rabbits. If this happened recently, you might see fur or small bones in their stools. If your dogs are quite active, you can...

Dogs: Buster's hair raising experience, peek a pom, cindy lou
peek a pom, cindy lou, groomer: Hello Kathy, I am sorry to hear of his bad experience, unfortunately, Petco does not have a very good reputation for experienced groomers. My suggestion is to call around to the area grooming shops and explain the situation, you really need to find an experienced...

Dogs: Buying a Dog, puppy puppies, shar pei
puppy puppies, shar pei, irish wolfhound: Hi Sandra, While it would of course be ideal to have someone around all the time, the simple fact is that very few households have people at home during the day. The majority of modern dogs do stay at home all day while their owners are at work or school,...

Dogs: Buying a second dog for my puppy, american eskimo, double your pleasure
american eskimo, double your pleasure, pack animals: Hi Grant, Getting a second dog can be double your pleasure or double your trouble. They are great for keeping each other company, but sometimes they can also get into trouble together. I am a big advocate for dogs having buddies as dogs are pack animals...

Dogs: Buying my wife a dog for mothers day., short haired dogs, yorkshire terriers
short haired dogs, yorkshire terriers, type of dogs: Well,since Chihuahuas still shed,yes she would still have a reaction to it-and in fact many short haired dogs shed more The type of dogs that she could have are the types that get haircuts and don t shed,such as yorkshire terriers,poodles,shi tzus and bichons...

Dogs: having babies now, vet asap, emergency vet
vet asap, emergency vet, having babies: Laura, nothing like grass should be coming out of your dog. If she has a green discharge that could mean a dead/stuck or decaying puppy. Have you taken her temperature? If she doesn t have something tonight then she should go to the vet ASAP for at least...

Dogs: baby, obedience class, children and dogs
obedience class, children and dogs, obedience training: 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 top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Dogs: my baby, vet appointment, charpay
vet appointment, charpay, dog spaying: Hi Angel, The time of a dog s first heat can vary greatly dog to dog. The youngest is about six months of age, but it can start as late as 12 or even 14 months of age or later in rare cases. Again, it varies from dog to dog. Spaying at six months is...

Dogs: my baby chihuahua, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It is often more about dominance, than sex. Many dogs do it, including females. 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...

Dogs: my baby has been limping, male german shepherd, muscle spasm
male german shepherd, muscle spasm, hip dysplasia: Hi Kate, There is no way to know for sure without taking him in to be checked out by a Vet. German Shepherds are prone to hip dysplasia, so you really should have him looked at. I wish I could help you, but this needs a professional! God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: baby, beloved dogs, border collie
beloved dogs, border collie, back porch: A very crucial fact is the size of the dog and how confident you feel about controling him. As a general rule: Dog savvy people always recommened never leaving any dog alone with any child until the child is the age of reason (six or seven). I know...

Dogs: backing up when you reach down to pet, bichon shih tzu, professional trainer
bichon shih tzu, professional trainer, shih tzu: Hi Tom, Thanks for sending me a question at AllExperts. Your Bichon-Shih Tzu mix is communicating with you as a dog, not a human. Ah, the differences in communication that we have! In general and for instance, dogs don t feel comfortable with direct...

Dogs: backyard, fun place, leashes
fun place, leashes, pom: That is strange. I can t pull an old answer out of my stock of material for this one. I think you are going to have to go out with them. Take a ball, a stick, something they enjoy chasing. Make the backyard a fun place they share with you. If they just...

Dogs: bacon, pig ears, fat content
pig ears, fat content, pancreatitis: Bacon is one of those foods that should never be given to dogs due to its high fat content. While some dogs might handle it fine, it could trigger an attack of pancreatitis in others that need to be more cautious with fat levels. The same applies to pig ears....

Dogs: bad behavier, jack russle terrier, table scraps
jack russle terrier, table scraps, obedience training: Wow, this is a long one...but it all comes down to the basics. They both need some immediate obedience training. They need to learn sit, stay, down..etc. You picked to very hard breeds. Both are very hyper and don t settle down to easily. Start with the...

Dogs: bad behavior, aversion therapy, bad behavior
aversion therapy, bad behavior, scents: Dear Thank you for your question. Even though it feels like she is doing it is naughty. She will be Ďtakingí these objects because they will have your familyís scents on them and when she is separated from you, this is her comfort. If you want to...

Dogs: bad behavior, obedience classes, obedience training
obedience classes, obedience training, devil dog: Tracie, the first thing I would suggest would be obedience training. IMMEDIATELY. You need to learn how to properly correct him for bad behavior, and he needs to learn to respect you. Obedience training is a wonderful way to bond with a dog, and it also helps...

Dogs: bad behavior in lab, obedience class, obedience training
obedience class, obedience training, pack structure: 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 top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Dogs: bad behavior, puppy bites, natural instinct
puppy bites, natural instinct, obedience class: Hi May A poorly trained dog can embarrass its owner and offend other people--or even make them feel threatened. To raise a well-behaved dog, enroll him or her in an obedience class at a young age. Here are some pointers on how to handle common dog problems....

Dogs: bad behaviour, rage syndrome, thyroid problem
rage syndrome, thyroid problem, obedience classes: Well if it s sudden like that it could be a thyroid problem,as that will often make a dog aggressive,and in that case he would need a blood test done by a vet Another problem that is common in spaniels is something called rage syndrome which will make...

Dogs: I have a bad dog, painful gums, nyla bones
painful gums, nyla bones, wee wee pads: Hi Lara. Could be boredom, byut probably needs a good obedience training class. Training is as necessary for animals as it is for children. If they don t have good training, they just grow up to be savages, just like kids do. LOL Seriously though, good...

Dogs: bad dog bad dog, radio fence, pound puppy
radio fence, pound puppy, shetland sheepdog: Hi Nichole This is a NO NO BAD DOG! She has got to be stopped from this NOW! She is developing a bad behavior habit that will harm or kill her in front of your eyes one day. Yes, it will? With the Shetland in her for exergy and the dumb (lab)_ sorry in...

Dogs: bad dog, puppy behavior, border collie
puppy behavior, border collie, daily routine: Hello, This sounds like a mixture of puppy behavior and herding behavior. In order for me to help you, could I please ask you a few questions. Does she know any obedience commands, such as sit, down , stay, etc? Can you give me an idea of her daily...

Dogs: bad doggie, boyfriends mom, invisible fence
boyfriends mom, invisible fence, pitbull mix: Hi Allyssa, Because this is an adult dog who was reliably housetrained until recently, she should be examined by her vet to rule a medical problem. Until the medical condition in ruled out, or the dog gets a brush up course in housetraining, the she...

Dogs: bad doggie, male pup, undesirable habits
male pup, undesirable habits, dry climate: Potty Training Dogs: How to Do It Potty training dogs is easiest when they are young puppies, and this page outlines a basic method. There is a list of tips, and links to a couple of useful dog housetraining ebooks as well. With adult dogs and older...

Dogs: bad for dogs, companion dogs, cooked fish
companion dogs, cooked fish, whip cream: Buster, dogs can develope lactose intolerance as they grow from puppy to adult, so it is inadvisable for dogs to have milk. Water is better for dogs to drink. Lamchop bones are fine for dogs as they will help build heathy teach and gums. Raw or cooked fish...

Dogs: bad habits, bad habit, smart boy
bad habit, smart boy, bowels: Hi Don Obviously you are not going about the training in the right wy, or you are not being consisatent. Training is absolutely if you want a dog that behaves the way you want it to, just like a child has to be taught, or they don t know what to do or how...

Dogs: How bad of a limp?, rodesian ridgeback, neuter clinics
rodesian ridgeback, neuter clinics, low cost spay neuter: I am quick to say take the dog to the vet. As I think about it, there isn t that much that can be done to help many causes of limps. If you are lucky, it is something like pano which they grow out of. If it is hip dysphasia, it is a very bad case if it...

Dogs: bad odor, allergic skin diseases, golden puppy
allergic skin diseases, golden puppy, homemade diet: Hi Bernice, Thank you for writing to me about your Golden puppy. I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. A 4 month old dog would be too young to have gum disease so the bad odor must be coming from within. The first thing to do is...

Dogs: bad yorkie, pee pee, long periods of time
pee pee, long periods of time, bathroom area: Hi Nydia, Thanks for sending me a question about your Yorkie. If your Yorkie is otherwise housetrained but only pees on the bathrooom floor when you leave, I m wondering perhaps if the peeing is a symptom of separation distress in your Yorkie? When you...

Dogs: baggy after six mths of having puppies, having puppies, chocolate lab
having puppies, chocolate lab, losing hair: Hi Sandy, She needs to get on Prednisolone to stop the itching feeling so you can get an upper hand on what is causing the itching. She needs to go to a vet to get that. It is basically a vicious cycle, she itches, scratches it which as it is healing will...

Dogs: baggy after six mths of having puppies, having puppies, winter coats
having puppies, winter coats, dead hair: Hi Sandy, A lot of times when they come into heat and have had puppies before, they will get baggy. Especially if they have had more than one litter and if the puppies were left on too long. Itching is probably due to either fleas or just the temperature...

Dogs: After baking some cookies,..., true expert, warm regards
true expert, warm regards, good luck: HI STEPHAINE NOT CERTAIN WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT, DO U MEAN BAKING FOR DOGS? I DO NOT DO THIS SO I AM TOTALLY LOST YOUR THE TRUE EXPERT ON THIS BAKING THING, LOL. YOU TELL ME THE ANSWER.? I DO NOT BAKE FOR MY DOGS SORRY TO SAY AND IF U JUST ACCIDENTALLY...

Dogs: bald skinny pitbull pup, little rosie, blackish color
little rosie, blackish color, charity case: Hi Dottie :-) Oh dear. Poor little Rosie. It sounds like she has hard a very difficult life. I m glad you have her now and will give her much love and care. You sound like you care for her very much. :-) It sounds like she is refusing to urinate or poop...

Dogs: bald spot on tail, yellow lab puppy, puppy food
yellow lab puppy, puppy food, nutro max: Hi Mary, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. Be careful that she doesn t split the tail open by hitting on things if the tail is still bald. It could be bald for several reasons. One could have been because of other puppies just knawing on her when...

Dogs: bald, bald patch, necessary treatment
bald patch, necessary treatment, 3 things: Hi Wayne :-) It is very difficult to say what this bald patch could be hun. It is most likely one of 3 things. 1) Scabies. 2) Mites 3) Canine Alopecia. There is no home treatment available for this problem without a diagnosis from a Vet. You will...

Dogs: baldness, pet food market, maize corn
pet food market, maize corn, source protein: Dear April Thank you for your question. I would advise for you to take your dog to the vet for a further examination. I really canít tell you if there is a problem, what it is? I wouldnít be too worried if her health/fitness/appetite hasnít changed....

Dogs: bare spot on ear, ear mites, food allergies
ear mites, food allergies, ear wax: If the pup was with other pups they play by biting each other, it could be a war wound, also many dogs get food allergies to cheese and dairy products, you may also check your dogs for ear mites or fleas, ear mites look will leave stuff in the ears that look...

Dogs: bare spots after a vist with the groomer, broder collie, chow mix
broder collie, chow mix, cindy lou: Hello Rebecca, I had a similar problem with my Himalayan cat. I shave him year round in a lion s clip. He is 7 years old and twice and only twice his hair grew back as you described, patchy and sparse in some places and normal in others. What I did each...

Dogs: barf diet, barf diet, dry dog food
barf diet, dry dog food, fruit and veg: Hi Tracy and thanks for your question. I don t feed a traditional BARF diet, but I do feed some raw. The main thing with the BARF diet is balance and most aren t familiar enough with it, to be able to balance it appropriately. While I have some formal...

Dogs: bark collars, jack russells, obedience training
jack russells, obedience training, video costs: Hi; I am not sure I am writing to the right questioner. are you the one who answered you thought your Lab would be panicky in a class? If so, I would strongly suggest the videos to learn the massage method. I know the massages work. I have used them for...

Dogs: bark collars, jack russells, bark collars
jack russells, bark collars, bark collar: Everything I have ever read says they are inhumane. The may work, but can leave a fearful, neurotic dog. How old are the dogs? Usually they catch on if you bring them in as soon as they start barking. You may have to go out with them when they need...

Dogs: bark collars, jack russells, mild static correction
jack russells, mild static correction, bark collars: Bark collars are what I was going to suggest. No, they are not inhumane. However, I would recommend getting the same kind for each dog. I prefer the kind that delivers a mild static correction vs the kind that emits a beep or citronella spray. I have used...

Dogs: bark collars, mild shock, bark collars
mild shock, bark collars, adn: I just don t like bark collars. They seem abusive to me and the stories I hear about dogs becoming neurotic from them sound likely. As long as they aren t left outside too much, Labs usually aren t problem barkers. Mine quickly learn that if they bark,...

Dogs: bark collars, jack russells, shock collars
jack russells, shock collars, bark collars: I m not too keen on shock collars,I ve never heard of ones that emits a sound,so not sure how that works,but there are ones that spray lemmon juice and they work wonders and dogs often get to the point as to when they have one on,they won t bark at al...

Dogs: barking, fighting pit bulls, pit bull mix
fighting pit bulls, pit bull mix, human aggression: Hi, Norman. I have a pit bull mix too, that rarely barks. My dog is pit bull and chow. Do you know what mix yours is? Pit bulls, by nature, are not (or should not be) human aggressive, so they do not generally make good guard dogs. In fact, back when dog fighting...

Dogs: barking, bark collar, chihuahuas
bark collar, chihuahuas, drsfostersmith com: Hi Bob Get a shock bark collar at www.drsfostersmith.com and it will soon stop the barking I guarantee u this. These little creaters need tons of exercise and attention if they do not get it they bark needlessly. Get a bark collar and stop it immmediately...

Dogs: barking, jack russell terrier, poor animals
jack russell terrier, poor animals, family pets: Hi Teegs; could she be brought in to sleep in the house? I don t agree with dogs sleeping outside. That s just me. My dogs are family members, and i want them inside where I know they are safe. so many things can happen to them if they are in a yard alone....

Dogs: barking, insect growth regulator, wet paper towel
insect growth regulator, wet paper towel, dark specks: Hi Karen, If your dog s tail chasing and tail biting habit just started out of the blue , then I d say that it sounds like your Beagle needs some flea prevention. In the late summer months, fleas can be a serious problem for pets. Fleas like to cluster...

Dogs: barking, staffordshire bull terrier, patiance
staffordshire bull terrier, patiance, pack members: There are many reasons for barking, one is defensive, allerting the pack members of danger, some dogs bark in greeting, others will bark for the sake of barking. for most of these reason there is one simple solution. use reinforcment techniques to reinforce...

Dogs: barking, jack russell terrier, petsafe products
jack russell terrier, petsafe products, dog bark collar: There is no bark collar small enough for them, you say? Oh contraire, but there IS! ;^) Innotek makes a bark collar that is small enough even for a minpin (I know, because I ve used it on a minpin/jack russell terrier mix)! The local PetsMart, Superpetz,...

Dogs: barking, diseases of the larynx, best of luck
diseases of the larynx, best of luck, vet: Hi Judy, It might that because of your dog has been barking more frequently than usual, he s a little hoarse. You know your dog best, though. If you think something isn t right, and it s not going away, have your dog examined by your vet. There are diseases...

Dogs: barking and digging, indoor dogs, shock collars
indoor dogs, shock collars, citronella collars: Dear Mike, I can only imagine the noise level in your household! However, given the age of your dogs, the solution will not be simple. Don t even bother with the gimmicks (electronic collars, citronella collars, etc). They simply will not work on dogs...

Dogs: barking dog, doorbell rings, loose pocket
doorbell rings, loose pocket, chocolate lab: Clicker train him, and teach him speak and quiet. The most important thing you need is your clicker! The next thing youíll need are some treats. You will need small, easy to eat, tasty treats Ė something that will really make his mouth water! They must...

Dogs: barking driving me mad!!, mongrel dogs, obedience class
mongrel dogs, obedience class, lakeland terrier: I am afraid this is going to be a tough one to solve. First with his herding dog breeding, he has an instinctive drive to distrust strangers and spread the alarm. Second, I assume your parents are home at the time. In many cases, I can tell somebody how...

Dogs: barking while eating, australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, strange habits: One strong clue, to me. she has some Aussie in her. I have an Australian Shepherd mix, and an ?Australian Cattle Dog/Huskie mix. Both of them are kooks. Dogs have strange habits too, and they will do a lot of kooky things to get attention. My Sheltie...

Dogs: barking and growling dogs, basic obedience training, growling dogs
basic obedience training, growling dogs, group classes: Hi, Meredith, and thanks for asking! My first question to you would be have the dogs had any kind of training? If not, I highly recommend that you get them both into basic obedience training. I prefer a trainer that can come to your house and work with...

Dogs: barking and jumping schnauzer, obedience classes, exercise pen
obedience classes, exercise pen, nilif: I don t like electronic collars. In untrained hands they can make a dog worse.... more aggressive and downright nasty. First of all, get those guys into obedience classes for a few months and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with them. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm...

Dogs: barking labrador pup, labrador pup, obedience class
labrador pup, obedience class, natural instincts: 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: barking at other dogs., puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson
puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson, puppy manners: Hi Sam, Thank you for writing to me about your LabxCollie s barking problems while out walking. Labs are known to be late bloomers, not reaching full maturity sometimes until they are 3 yrs. old, so 16 months is still very young. My suggestion is to...

Dogs: barking, puppy training, loud bark
puppy training, loud bark, two choices: Hello, I have to commend you for trying so hard with a dog that barks all of the time. There are many dogs that end up in a shelter because of this behavior. Thanks for seeking help. I think that you have figured this out, your Dobe is seeking attention....

Dogs: basset will die if not helped, small intestine, nervous disorder
small intestine, nervous disorder, tranquillizers: Hi Jo; I know of no way to make her stop eating rocks, except to clear any area she has access to of all rocks small enough for her to get in her mouth. This must be a compulsive disorder with her. Ask your Vet to try tranquillizers and/or anti-depressants....

Dogs: basset hound, positive reinforcement, short legs
positive reinforcement, short legs, bassets: Dear Jorin van de Ven, I have had one on one experience with several Bassets and have found that the Basset Hound is sweet, gentle, devoted, peaceful and naturally well-behaved. They fit into family life well. Their temperament should always be friendly...

Dogs: basset hound, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Karin You should expect crying. Your dog has just been separated from his littermates and is experiencing something like culture shock. The only way it has received attention before is by crying. If you can imagine a few nights in jail it would give...

Dogs: basset hound, accidental pregnancy, infection of the uterus
accidental pregnancy, infection of the uterus, bloody mess: If you don t want her to get caught by a stray dog, you have two options; keep her inside, and only go out with her, or have her spayed. I would recommend having her spayed within the next few months, before she goes into heat for the first time (which will...

Dogs: my basset hound bit my mother, problem dogs, basset hound
problem dogs, basset hound, neutered: Hello you need to hire a trainer to show you how to take care of that problem. Dogs that are possessive can be taught not to be, but i would not recommend it without a professional. Ask the trainer specifically if they know how to handle possessive tendancies...good...

Dogs: basset hound breeding, basset hounds, basset hound
basset hounds, basset hound, bassets: Hi Heather, most Bassets can free breed and as far as colors, it normally doesn t matter as you aren t dealing with blues, merles, whites or harlequins, are the most common colors to have breeding problems with. Here is a good website http://www.basset.net/...

Dogs: basset hound health, little honey, herbal tea
little honey, herbal tea, moist air: Hi Shenagh, Yes, dogs can get hoarse if they bark long enough. My dogs often come home hoarse after a kennel stay. If your dog hasn t been kenneled recently, is it possible that she s been doing a fair amount of barking when left home alone? Your neighbors...

Dogs: My basset hound is slightly underweight, activel, cindy lou
activel, cindy lou, food bags: Hello Priya, It is unusual to hear of a basset underweight. Read the label on the dog food and make sure you are feeding the correct amount of food. Then make a decision if the quality of the food is right for him. All dog food bags must list the ingredient...

Dogs: basset hound, dogs ears, pet supply store
dogs ears, pet supply store, cocker spaniels: Her ears hanging in her food is not what is causing the ear infections..it just makes dirty ears. You can however use a hair scrunchie to tie her ears up on top of her head while she eats, or you can order her or make her a snood. This is a kind of a hood...

Dogs: bassett hounds, von willebrands disease, average life span
von willebrands disease, average life span, genetic blood disorder: Hi Robert. The average life span of a Basset Hound is 10-12 years. They are a fairly healthy breed. A genetic blood disorder called Von Willebrandís Disease can be an issue. Choosing a reputable breeder that can trace pedigrees back several generations...

Dogs: bathing, blow dryer, tomarrow
blow dryer, tomarrow, shampoos: Hi, you can bathe him at anytime as long as you get him really dry. A low pressure blow dryer for hair works real well with puppies. Also, only use mild shampoos (like baby shampoos) due to his age. Hope this helps & good luck with your new puppy. Daw...

Dogs: bathing, chinese crested puppy, medicated shampoo
chinese crested puppy, medicated shampoo, html god: Hi Clara! Don t be silly, you are not asking too much! I am so thrilled for you that you are getting a baby Chinese Crested! They are sooooooo cute! As far as bathing goes, I have one CC that has some skin problems so I bathe him with a medicated shampoo....

Dogs: bathing, tea tree oil products, tea tree oil
tea tree oil products, tea tree oil, flea shampoos: Hello, Kim! Congrats on adopting the new puppy! There are literally hundreds of dog shampoos and coat conditioners on the market. Generally, you want to stay away from the flea shampoos, because they can dry the skin out, and some dogs (small dogs especially)...

Dogs: bathing, natural chemicals, dear mary
natural chemicals, dear mary, doggies: Dear Mary Thank you for your question. I would advise for you to only bath your dog if really need, once a month! Your dog coat produced natural chemicals to help protect the coat and clean it. If your dog has a doggy smell try going to your local...

Dogs: bathing, shih tzu puppy, sponge bath
shih tzu puppy, sponge bath, shih tzu: If they get themselves full of feces, etc. You can, at this age give them a sponge bath. BUT make sure it is extremely warm in the area where it is bathed. I would say start a regular bath at about 8/9 weeks of age. BUT again keep them very warm and dry...

Dogs: bathing, pregnancy days, cindy lou
pregnancy days, cindy lou, yorkie: Hello Sonya, Yes you may bathe her during her cycle, it is perfectly fine. You might even trim the hair around her vulva to help keep her cleaner. She will only bleed for 7 days and then be careful she does not get with a male for the next 10 to 12 days....

Dogs: bathing my dog and his skin, search box type, cuddler
search box type, cuddler, anti inflammatory medication: Thanks for your question. Go to drsfostersmith.com that is where i get all my grooming shampoos. In the search box type in itch shampoo. There is a great shampoo in there that is specificly for itch I think its about 6 dollars or so. I have never had a...

Dogs: bathing my dog, hello dawn, shower faucet
hello dawn, shower faucet, tub faucet: Hello Dawn, just as I would have suspected. OK, this is my best advice for you and it is exactly what I would do myself. Put a rubber matt in the botton of the tub so that the dog will not slip. Then get youself a hose attachment for the tub faucet or one...

Dogs: bathing my terrier...., closet shelving, housebreaking
closet shelving, housebreaking, wire rack: Yes, and he may for about a month. It is not urine, but his breath. I will leave speculation about why to others. Puppies have this ammonia scented breath I think until almost 3 months old. Some of the weirdoes I hang out with claim to love it and complain...

Dogs: bathing my terrier....., puppy shampoo, flea shampoo
puppy shampoo, flea shampoo, mud puddle: Oh, man, that s another not-so-good sign. :^S Puppies should NOT smell like urine or feces. This is a sign that they have been kept in their own filth, and yet another sign of a bad breeder - someone that is only out to make money and doesn t really care...

Dogs: bathing/water fear, body postures, water hoses
body postures, water hoses, kiddy pool: Hi Penny, Thank you for writing to me about your precious dog and issues she is having with water. I apologize for the delay in respondng but I have been overwhelmed with recent rescue work. Thank you for your patience. THE FEARFUL DOG Dogs may...

Dogs: bathing my yorkie, bug bites, yorkie
bug bites, yorkie, natural oils: Hello the shampoos dry out teh dogs skin the bath strips the coat of natural oils so the dog gets dander and is very itchy. I recomend a bath Once per month. all dogs scratch but when they are scratching constantly it is either dry skin/fleas/bug bites or...

Dogs: bathing, new puppy care, natural oils
new puppy care, natural oils, dog breeds: HI I wouldnt bathe the puppy unless he/she smells or just needs it. If you do it too often, you will eliminate the natural oils in the coat, making it dry. If you have a new puppy, this is a great site to get information: http://www.dog-breeds.net/new_puppy_care.htm...

Dogs: Going to the bathroom in the house, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet visit: it sounds like a challenge to your leadership to me, but I would start with a vet visit. Make an appointment to neuter him if not already. It is no cure all, but no sense trying to fight the problem in an intact dog. The key to most behavior problems...

Dogs: bathroom issue, puppy stage, smart dogs
puppy stage, smart dogs, steam cleaners: Ok, This isnt good, What you want to do is take her out first thing in the mroning and before bed at night, you want to watch for any signs of her going by the door or starting to sniff around and boot her out the door so she can go, if she is soiling the...

Dogs: How to get him to go to the bathroom ON leash!?, bad habit, leash dog park
bad habit, leash dog park, going to the bathroom: Hello, Mike. Yours is a common problem; there are many dogs that have trouble pottying while on leash. Many times, this is because from puppyhood, while housetraining, the dog was just turned out in the yard to potty, instead of being taken out on leash to...

Dogs: bathroom problem, urinary track infection, urinary tract infection
urinary track infection, urinary tract infection, urinating: It s definitely possible he has developed a urinary tract infection. If he does have one, cranberry juice may help some, but it s not going to get rid of it. Especially since he was neutered only three days ago, I would definitely recommend taking him back...

Dogs: bathroom training, crate training, housebreaking
crate training, housebreaking, 5 months: First off, Natalie, how long have you actually had the pup? Some dogs take longer to housebreak than others. Next, do you have a crate? Using a crate GREATLY speeds along housebreaking. Here are some sites that explain how to go about crate training: ...

Dogs: baths, cindy lou, dandruff problem
cindy lou, dandruff problem, answere: Hello Joyce, I know yorkies can be oily. Twice a week might be just a bit much. Once a week using a good conditioning shampoo, possibly followed up by a dog conditioner should do him no harm. However, I cannot stress this enough. After shampooing...rinse,rinse,rinse!...

Dogs: beaGLE QUESTION, buffered aspirin, baby aspirin
buffered aspirin, baby aspirin, 3 legs: I would give him some aspirin, buffered aspirin is best. Not any of the newer stuff, plain old aspirin. 5 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours, likely less than half a regular 325 tablet, maybe start with baby aspirin. If he is still limping on...

Dogs: beagle that is aggressive, unwanted pets, pack members
unwanted pets, pack members, altercations: Hi Tonya and thanks for your question. This problem is not easily accessed with this brief description, so if you could provide a bit more information, I d be happy to help you out. Here is a list of some helpful information: 1 - How old is Katie?...

Dogs: Is my beagle dog pregnant?, false pregnancy, rib cage
false pregnancy, rib cage, x ray: Hi Jenna, She could be pregnant if she was obviously around a male, or she could be going through a false pregnancy which shows all the signs of a pregnancy, but it is just the dog s body fooling her into thinking she is pregnant. You need to take her into...

Dogs: beagle health concerns, bladder stones, sign of diabetes
bladder stones, sign of diabetes, dewormer: Hi Christine, First, the most important thing you ve mentioned is that your dog s urine smells sweet. This is a sign of diabetes. If you ve mentioned this to your vet, and no action was taken, it s time to find a different vet. You should immediately take...

Dogs: beagle housebreaking lapse, natural instincts, vet check
natural instincts, vet check, confidence level: Most behavior problems call for a vet check. Peeing on the bed at 2 years old does suggest it is really a challenge to your leadership. She is spayed? The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see...

Dogs: beagle housebreaking, housebreaking puppies, chase rabbits
housebreaking puppies, chase rabbits, dogs and puppies: Wow, Kylie. I had three questions this morning and they were all from beagle owners with housebreaking issues. What are the odds of that? First, I m going to share with you a little secret about housebreaking puppies. As a general rule, puppies can hold...

Dogs: beagle with hurt right leg (behind), warm hands, sprain
warm hands, sprain, yelp: Hi Helen :-) It is difficult to say hun whether this could be a simple sprain or a broken bone. If she can put her leg t the floor without any pain or discomfort then I would rule out a broken leg but she will still need to be examined by the Vet incase...

Dogs: beagle with a hurt right leg, bee sting, spider bite
bee sting, spider bite, yelp: Hi Helen! Yes, it could be a sprain. You didn t say if she was outside or note. Maybe it was a bee sting or a spider bite? It s hard to say. Is the area swollen? I would just watch her real close. If she limps for more than a few days, then you should take...

Dogs: beagle and licking, anal gland, anal area
anal gland, anal area, beagles: Hi Luis; This is some kind of irritation. It is a symptom that something is wrong in that area. It could be worms, or it could be a blocked anal gland.or allergies, all of which will get worse until you finally lose your dogs. You need to take them to...

Dogs: beagle problem with defecation, animal massage, minute massage
animal massage, minute massage, heavy rain: Hi Cinde; I am surprised the Vet didn t have an answer for the going without defecating. I think several days is certainly too long. He is afraid of storms. NOT unusual in dogs. The way I get mine over fears is with the T-Touch method of animal massage....

Dogs: Just got a beagle puppy, quick question! :-), standard poodle, beagle puppy
standard poodle, beagle puppy, hind legs: Wow that s pretty cool. I ve heard of a standard poodle doing that but never a beagle! I would just have to say that it s an odd character trait of a FEW dogs most of whom have been trained to do it. You should get some videos and send them in to Letterman...

Dogs: can two beagle pups of the same age be an advantage or a nightmare, beagle pup, beagle owners
beagle pup, beagle owners, beagle pups: Russell, if you want the puppy to bond with you, then do not get more than one at the same time. Yes, beagles are pack dogs, but if you get two puppies, they are going to bond more to each other than to you and your family (dogs of any breed are like this),...

Dogs: beagle pups, beagle puppies, beagle pups
beagle puppies, beagle pups, female beagle: Hi Kelly, Yes, if the puppies were just de-wormed, then you are seeing the expulsion of live worms. What you are seeing, is probably round worms though. The only thing I would want to do , is not let them around the area where they are getting rid of...

Dogs: My beagle is sick, thyroid disorder, intestinal parasites
thyroid disorder, intestinal parasites, cushing s disease: Hi Rick, Your dogs needs to see a veterinarian and she s probably in pain. One condition comes to mind, called Bloat (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, or GDV) it s actually life threatening if untreated. With the distended belly, it s also possible...

Dogs: my beagle is being very weird, natural dog training, jean donaldson
natural dog training, jean donaldson, shelley davis: Hi Jo, Thank you for writing to me about your Beagle. Below is a list of books that will help you understand dog behavior and psychology. These are books that anyone who wants to start educating themselves about making dogs happy and relating to them...

Dogs: beagles, exercise strategy, obedience classes
exercise strategy, obedience classes, invisible fence: Hello Samantha. If you are serious about a beagle, you must know that they can be energetic. I love to see fit little beagles. They are so cute. But when they don t get the right exercise they can get fat. And they don t look so cute. And they also don...

Dogs: beagles, rubber toy, baby gate
rubber toy, baby gate, endless amounts: Hi Dawn, At 6 months old, your dog is still very much a puppy, and needs those constant walks! Leaving your dog outside, isn t the same as being on a walk, and the fact she digs when she s out there proves it. Digging is a sign of boredom. If there...

Dogs: beagles, good dogs, beagles
good dogs, beagles, temperment: This question is not easily answered. Any dog can be a good dog for kids if you get one with the right temperment that was with the mom til 8 weeks, that was handled correctly, and that was not left outside all its life. In the opposite direction, there can...

Dogs: beagles, stanley coren, intelligence of dogs
stanley coren, intelligence of dogs, intelligent breed: I wouldn t rank Beagles as an intelligent breed..but they are not dumb either. They are a hound. Hounds are notoriously stubborn. All they care about is whats that smell and they want to follow it. They are very hard to train to stay in the yard or to be...

Dogs: I have a bearded border colie crossed with a springer aged 6, shiny coats, flea comb
shiny coats, flea comb, shampoo and conditioner: HI JILL MAKE SURE THE DOG HAS NO FLEAS AT ALL. I KNOW ALL FEEL THAT THEIR DOGS ARE FREE OF THEM, BUT GET A FLEA COMB AND RUN THROUGH, IF U SEE ANY DIRT AT ALL, IT HAS SOME. DO NOT WASH THE DOG. BRUSH ONLY. PUT SOME ALOE CREAM ON THE SPOTS. ALSO, GO TO...

Dogs: My beautiful dog Chip, hard wood floors, male puppy
hard wood floors, male puppy, high anxiety: Dear Marcy Thank you for your question. Separation problem are treatable, but it can take time to change his behaviour and feel less anxious. I thought Iíd bullet point my advice, so it is easier for you to read & digest. ē You need to teach...

Dogs: bed chewing, good luck, boxer
good luck, boxer, bones: why do you give him a bed? Just because i asked a question back did not mean i was done answering..i needed to know why you would give a dog a bed over and over again if they keep chewing it up..its not like they need to have one. Do they chew anything else...

Dogs: bed peeing, nilif, indoor pet
nilif, indoor pet, promblem: Ok. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! Since this is something that s been going on for a long time, it is not going to have a quick solution. The first thing I would suggest is that you make sure she understands that you and your husband are the leaders...

Dogs: bed wetting, irish setter puppy, pedigree puppy
irish setter puppy, pedigree puppy, bladder problem: Hi Niki; I have had puppies that wet the bed becauase their bladder has not fully developed, like a bed wetting child, and they grow out of it. It is a good idea to have her checked by her Vet though. Diabetes in dogs is not that uncommon, and this could...

Dogs: bed wetting, urinary infection, urinalysis
urinary infection, urinalysis, good health: Hi Marie, Yes she could be having accidents due to being in heat. It could also be from a urinary infection, so if you notice her having more accidents, especially when she goes out of heat, you should get her into the vet to have a urinalysis done to make...

Dogs: begal/dashounds, chase drive, dashounds
chase drive, dashounds, dashhound: Well, for one thing, your Dad needs to stop sneaking up behind you! Your dog reacted the way she did because of *your* reaction to him. She may never trust him now because of that brief instant of fear that you had that day. Keep some really good treats on...

Dogs: begging, shepherd lab, green beans
shepherd lab, green beans, german shepherd: Simple. Put her in another room when food is around. I start this with all my dogs early on, usually by the end of the first week of doing this the dogs go into another room by themselves. You shouldn t ever give in, If you do it will be much harder to cure...

Dogs: behavior, puppy breath, happy voices
puppy breath, happy voices, occasional accident: Hi Amy- The easiest and fastest way to potty train a pup is to be consistent. ALWAYS use the same command and the same door. Go to the same area in the yard. Take the pup out after it eats, drinks, plays and sleeps. Watch it s movements. When the head...

Dogs: behavior, female puppy, safe room
female puppy, safe room, st bernard: She s just being a normal puppy, unfortunately this behaviour will last for as long as it takes you to train her out of it. I would suggest securing a safe room for her for when you are not around to supervise in which there is nothing that she can destroy...

Dogs: behavior, border collie mix, obedience class
border collie mix, obedience class, natural instincts: Some dogs are more difficult to manage than others. Many people don t understand how to control the more difficult dogs. They often give up on one and pass it on to somebody else. Fortunately, you knew to look for help. The key to most behavior problems...

Dogs: behavior, massage therapy, rescue group
massage therapy, rescue group, fangs: Hi Cynthia; I have never recommended his before, but in your case I will. I would take the Rotty back. The older feeble dog has earned a right to peace, and not to be attacked that way. The Rotty needs more training, and some massage therapy would turn...

Dogs: behavior, classic signs, separation anxiety
classic signs, separation anxiety, home thanks: These are classic signs of separation anxiety, Jennifer. You should be able to find LOTS of information about this by doing a Google or Yahoo search. What type of crate(s) have you used? Perhaps you can change the type of crate you put him in to keep him...

Dogs: behavior, getting a new puppy, behavior question
getting a new puppy, behavior question, anti depressants: Really it is best, for their health more than for temperment, to have them spayed before they reach sexual maturity. Having them spayed greatly cuts down the chance of breast cancer. Dominance is probably a factor. All three of those breeds are protective...

Dogs: behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership issue: 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: behavior, 2 females, tactile stimulation
2 females, tactile stimulation, one of the girls: I occasionally get one puppy in a litter that stiffens up when it is picked up. This behavior is evident very early on... like in the first week or two. I throw it at my daughter and tell her, this one needs to be held , and she knows exactly what I mean....

Dogs: behavior, shepherd lab, behaviorist
shepherd lab, behaviorist, german shepherd: Cherokee, without seeing him in person, I cannot give you safe advice. I would highly recommend that you try to find a trainer that is experienced with dogs who are aggressive towards people and who can come and work with you and your siblings one on one with...

Dogs: behavior, obedience training, 10 months
obedience training, 10 months, paws: Your dog needs interaction, obedience training and exercise. If you can get her into an obedience training program, do that as soon as possible. She also needs to be walked twice a day for at LEAST thirty minutes each time, briskly and with you in control...

Dogs: behavior, italian greyhound, female beagle
italian greyhound, female beagle, neurological tests: Hi, You didn t state her age, but it sounds like she might have had a stroke. You should probably take her into your vet so they can run some neurological tests on her to see if everything is working right. My Italian Greyhound did the same kind of things...

Dogs: behavior, obedience classes, female beagle
obedience classes, female beagle, spayed female: Sounds to me like she wants to stay inside or is developing some fear issues. I can help you but it will involve a great deal of time and effort on your part. Beagles do tend to initiate some strange behavior when they are not exercised enough and don t have...

Dogs: behavior, noses, reflex
noses, reflex, dawn: Hi Brad, Dogs have what they call the startle reflex which means they have a reflex to be startled, just like us. Dogs don t like to be startled, so when you blow in their face, they aren t ready for it, so it startles them and they don t like it. Unlike...

Dogs: behavior, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, 7 months: Puppies don t like going on walks. After 6 or 7 months they start liking it, this may be the reason why your puppy gets aggressive when your walking him. He will probably grow out of this behaviour. However, any time your dog growls or bites you, you have...

Dogs: behavior, egg protein, vegetarian type
egg protein, vegetarian type, rescue remedy: ......do you have recommendations that would prevent/ alleviate artheritis or joint pain? ...... Hi Samantha, How nice to hear back from you! I do in fact have some recommendations regarding arthritis and aging. You can add a product to their...

Dogs: behavior, small corners, hole in the wall
small corners, hole in the wall, many things: Hi Katie, That IS strange! She s not pregnant is she? All that scratching and trying to get away sounds like she his trying to nest . Have there been any changes? Have you moved? Has there been any change in food, bedding, etc? Has anyone different moved...

Dogs: behavior, chow chow, agility training
chow chow, agility training, time owners: Dear Lucie Thank you for your question. It sound like your dog is showing protective aggression. The more you allow your dog to be overly aggressive, the bigger the problem will get and the hard it will to modify her behaviour. I would advise that you...

Dogs: behavior, petsmart stores, obedience train
petsmart stores, obedience train, little gentleman: Hi Nancy; Get thee and thy little spastic baby to an obedience training class. Petco and PetsMart stores have weekend group classes in obedience. It will be a fun and rewarding experience for both you and your puppy, and will result in a well behaved little...

Dogs: behavior- a biting dog, breaking skin, shih tzu
breaking skin, shih tzu, indent: Hi Jacquie; 10 month olds don t know how to pet a dog properly. they just grab what is handy. Until the baby is old enough for you to teach her how to pet the puppy properly, keep them apart. I don t recommend putting the dog in a separate room. that gives...

Dogs: behavior change, food nutrients, jumping frog
food nutrients, jumping frog, natural instinct: What you are describing now is very normal terrier behavior... particularly in a terrier with a high prey drive. As to the frog/toad, some of them are known to be poisonous, so I would be very concerned with the symptoms she is showing. I would get her...

Dogs: behavior issues, petco stores, obedience class
petco stores, obedience class, aggressive dogs: Hi Woody; Sounds like this dog has a BIG problem with knowing who is the alpha. I have cured very aggressive dogs with the Tellington-Touch method of animal control. This dog should also be in a basic obedience class ASAP! Petsmart and Petco stores have...

Dogs: behavior/pregnancy question, pregnancy question, false pregnancy
pregnancy question, false pregnancy, sign of pregnancy: Hi Shelly, This is a possibility. My females sometimes got aggressive. They didn t always feel well and their hormones are changing. However, it could be a false pregnancy too. In another couple of week I would get and Xray.. This will help you out a...

Dogs: behavior problem, calming nerves, animal massage
calming nerves, animal massage, many different things: Hi Mildred; Has he been checked by his Veterinarian for any possible helth problems? If so, and he is healthy and there is no medical reason, then I would say something has happened that has traumatized him. For nerves, and fears, I have not found anything...

Dogs: behavior problem, mini poodle, thank your lucky stars
mini poodle, thank your lucky stars, piece of furniture: Hi Denise, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s anxiety. I was not the original expert that you contacted, but I will try to address your concerns. In my opinion, your dog should be allowed to hold onto her security blanket in the form of...

Dogs: behavior problem, german shepard mix, patricia mcconnell
german shepard mix, patricia mcconnell, pharmaceutical intervention: Hi Coee, It does indeed sound as if your dog may be suffering from separation distress. One of the contributing reasons could be that she did not learn to be alone and use her own internal calming resources when she was young. I would order and read a...

Dogs: behavior problems, odd times, witts
odd times, witts, behavior problems: You just need to end all treats entirely. It is going to take some time, and she will drive you crazy. But each time you give in and give her that treat you are starting over again. You can t let her win. If she is obsessing about them you will just make...

Dogs: behavior of my puppy, puppy housebreaking, wholesale pet supply
puppy housebreaking, wholesale pet supply, poodle mix: Hi Celia, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. I want to thank you for your patience in waiting for my response..I have been involved in some urgent rescue work. There are several things can do to change your dog s behavior pattern. 1-...

Dogs: behavior of my puppy, praise praise praise, scary noises
praise praise praise, scary noises, loud noises: Patricia, I think you need to keep doing what you re doing to help desensitize her, but do not pick her up and carry her towards the things that she is fearful of. If she starts to pull backward on the leash, just stop and wait her out. Whenever she settles...

Dogs: behavior question, dogs and children, behavior question
dogs and children, behavior question, spray bottle: Hi Tuyen, Use a spray bottle with water in it and spray her everytime she shows aggression. Have a couple of bottles around so that you can grab one quick. Chihuahuas can be very aggressive, so this is not an uncommon trait. The bad part is that this...

Dogs: behavior question, toy fox terrier, rawhide bone
toy fox terrier, rawhide bone, dry dog food: Hi Bobbie, Your pup is still very young...I would crate train. It is the best way to housebreak a dog. I know they cry and scratch and have fits at first, but believe me, she will eventually get used to it and prefer to sleep there. My dogs all are crate...

Dogs: behavior of my saint bernard, nilif, saint bernard
nilif, saint bernard, www yahoo: Keep up with the training. It sounds as if your dog does not respect you as the leader, so you really need to stay on top of her. I highly recommend that you begin Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) with her. You can find lots and lots of information on NILIF...

Dogs: behavior after being spayed, false pregnancy, male dogs
false pregnancy, male dogs, poodle: She may have just been spayed, but she is having a false pregnancy due to leftover hormones in her system. Look back and I ll bet that she was in season about two months ago. :) Your poodle thinks that she has just whelped, the stuffed animals are her...

Dogs: behavior of weimeraners, wetting accidents, weimeraners
wetting accidents, weimeraners, puppy training: Hi Laura, Well, it sounds like you have typical weimy on your hands! Weim owners lovingly refer to their breed as velcro dogs! Weims are very owner oriented, where most dogs enjoy spending time with their owners, Weims actually seem to need to be with them,...

Dogs: behavior, male dogs, bathroom habits
male dogs, bathroom habits, fenceposts: First of all, I d like to thank you for your clarity and thoroughness of the question. It allows me to help more than I could if it were a simple paragraph question. Thank you. As for the question itself -- If you first trained him to do his business...

Dogs: behavioral issue??, vicious behavior, care taker
vicious behavior, care taker, pack leader: Hi Sam, It sounds like a pretty challenging problem. But I can assure you that your dog isnít angry with you for bathing, grooming and taking him to the vet. He does however have a dominance issue. His escalating vicious behavior comes from viewing...

Dogs: behavioral problem, puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson
puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson, calming signals: Hi Cassandra, Thanks for writing to me about your German Shephard. It is important to understand that your dog has been repeating certain behavior for almost two years without successful correction. It is time to call in a behavorial trainer who can...

Dogs: behavioral problem?, leade, pack leader
leade, pack leader, dog training: Hi Jenny. Oh dear - the problem is you DO have a teenager! In dog terms anyway Right now he is getting to the age where he wants to be boss and he s trying to achieve this by marking his territory. He needs to be re-housetrained which will mean digging...

Dogs: behavioral problem, wood fence, permanent teeth
wood fence, permanent teeth, kong toys: Hi Sunny; Sounds like he is cutting his permanent teeth. this is about the right age for it. He needs to chew on something harder than sqweaky toys. Nyla Bones and Kong toys are good. They are hard enough to ease the gums, but not be broken into bits and...

Dogs: behavioral problem - chewing, rawhide bones, female yorkie
rawhide bones, female yorkie, mother hubbard: Hi Number one: take all but three toys away from her and each day exchange the three with another three. Yorkies get bored. If you change out her toys she will always feel she has something new. Second. Temporarily, change her food to Eukanuba puppy...

Dogs: behavioral problem with german shorthair, container plants, testerone
container plants, testerone, german shorthair: Hi mina; I apologize for laughing, but that is funny, when it happens to someone else. LOl Dogs hike their legs and pee on things to sho ownership, and sometimes because they are expressing an opinion, when they are mad. Soooooo, he was either marking you...

Dogs: behavioral problem, separate cars, jindo
separate cars, jindo, paul myers: Hi Paul; NO PARK! Taking them where they can get some distance between you and them before they tear into each other is just asking for trouble, with a BIG T! You would also run the risk of other dogs in the park joining in. BAD IDEA! Since they fought...

Dogs: behavioral question, pet overpopulation, male dogs
pet overpopulation, male dogs, female yorkie: Kay, The humping is not a result of the neuter, but a result of personality (its a display of dominance) and age. Pedro is an adolescent boy. You know how that goes. First, unless you plan on breeding her, I would advise having Navy Blue spayed. Spaying...

Dogs: behavioral, jack russell terriers, old bitch
jack russell terriers, old bitch, old dog: Craig..your dog has behavioral issues that can only be fixed by a trained professional. I would suggest checking around for a trainer that has references and a clean record at the BBB but this question is too involved to help you through writing..thanks and...

Dogs: behaviour, yorkshire terrier, jack russell
yorkshire terrier, jack russell, yorkshire: DearTina, I suggest that you put Biff in his kennel (or another room , but a cage/kennel is best) Then have a friend come to the door. If he is barking say No Biff and otherwise ignore him until he stops barking. Once he is quiet let him out of the...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: We have very few visitors, too, but in order to do the training, you don t necessarily need for someone to come to your house. You can just have another member of the family stand outside and knock on the door or ring the bell. Then, once he is conditioned...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Gabe; You DO have a problem. I was going to suggest a group obedience class. Petco and Petsmart have weekend training classes, but I searched and there is not one of those stores in Sedona, at least not one that is listed. Your local Humane society may...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Gabriel, Well it sounds like your boy is actually doing what nature tells him (the age he started is just right), but it is to an extreme probably because he doesn t know how to do it right. What you need to do is start by training him with a regular...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hello Gabriel and Ram, Sounds like Ram is a great dog that has become an adult and is now acting on his instincts. I have a friend that raises Pit s and Ram is acting pretty much typical. He is protecting/guarding his domain. What you are doing is right,...

Dogs: behaviour, obedience training, lead training
obedience training, lead training, good nature: Hi Steve, The only way to get a dog to listen off lead is to first train him fully on lead. Off lead training involves a lot of trust on the part of the dog and requires a lot of work between you & the dog. Also some dogs just don t have the ability to...

Dogs: behaviour, male dogs, behaviour change
male dogs, behaviour change, pant: A male dog can smell a female in heat up to 2 miles away from other dogs that travel the neighborhood. He will want to go look for the female, running away. He may mount other dogs whether they are female or not, and he may become irritable. If he is with...

Dogs: behaviour, obedience class, cocker spaniel
obedience class, cocker spaniel, steel food: Helen, First of all he needs a long walk in the mornings before you leave him. That will help with the stress. He may also need some prosaic from the vet to get him through this. Make sure he is walking at your side and he is not allowed to move or sniff...

Dogs: behaviour, several dogs, words of wisdom
several dogs, words of wisdom, spanker: Hi Jake s mom; Well, for starters, just be glad it is in the basement, and not upstairs on the carpet.LOL I have had several dogs that would do spiteful things because we left them alone for a little while. I always think what I would do if it were a child...

Dogs: behaviour, jrt, bloods
jrt, bloods, baby blues: Well it could be hormonal-like some woman get the baby blues dogs can as well,and that is due to the hormones,usually it just takes time for things to settle before going back to normal Another thing is the puppies may be rough feeding and they are...

Dogs: behaviour, stern voice, spankings
stern voice, spankings, lhasa: Hi Jake s mom; Oh no honey. I did NOT say put his nose in it, swat him, or hit him with a rolled up paper. Those things are all WRONG to do, and they will not do anything but make him terrified of you. Sticking their nose in it is filthy, germy and disgusting....

Dogs: behaviour, irish setter puppy, negative vibes
irish setter puppy, negative vibes, close watch: I don t believe that it is based on fear or agression. It starts of playfully and then one of them will believe that the other dog is getting to rough, so they will become defensive. It is like when two kids play and due to a small misunderstanding will fight,...

Dogs: behaviour, bad habit, attention span
bad habit, attention span, repetitions: A 7 month old should have a long enough attention span to stay on task for up to an hour or more. If yours doesn t, maybe try more frequent but shorter sessions. I mostly have my puppies trained by 4 months, but it is a minute here and there for a few repetitions...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Gabriel, is your dog neutered? If not, do so as soon as possible. pAlso, he s becoming a maturing male, ergo a territorial bully. At the first signs, a trainer should have been called in. This problem is only going to get worse. Your dog will bite someone,...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: He is probably very protective of his house,as most dogs are,and what I would recomend is have friends come over,but put him on a leash,and have them pet him(only once he calms down or else he will think he is being praised for such behavour)to see that they...

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: 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 top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Dogs: behaviour, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Dear Gabriel, Firstly I want to apologize for the delay in answering your question. It didn t show up on the allexperts question board until a couple of days ago for some reason known only to those in cyberspace. You mention that as a young dog between...

Dogs: behaviour of germansheperd pupy, gsd puppy, puppy isnt
gsd puppy, puppy isnt, breed puppy: Dear Devgiri Thank you for your question. Your puppy isnít barking at stranger or guest because your dog is threatened by them being near his sleeping area. This shows that your dog is a very well socialised pet, who feels confident and secure in its...

Dogs: behaviour problems :(, time rosie, obedience class
time rosie, obedience class, border collies: I am afraid too many people are using different words for the same thing, and different meanings for some words. Where I was using crate in my answer I was meaning the small plastic or wire enclosures meant to restrict a dog in the house. Yes, they are also...

Dogs: behaviour, cross bridges, good dogs
cross bridges, good dogs, pet trainer: Hi Tina this is negative training and not good at all, only Positive training works on dogs to be good adults. Keep taking your pet on walks, talk to her and make it pleasant and fun, play, stop at the park and play, cross bridges with water under running,...

Dogs: behavor, squirt bottle, food dish
squirt bottle, food dish, fenced back yard: Hi Tyra, It sounds to me like you have a dominant aggressive problem here. One of the things I would suggest is to get your Yorki spayed. I would also by another water and food dish for the Yorkie. The problem here is that the Yorkie is new and the Lasa...

Dogs: behavor, white boxer, soup bone
white boxer, soup bone, kong toy: HI JOANN I HAD A BOXER NAMED BIG BRUISER, HE WAS FULL OF TOO MUCH ENERGY. HE ALSO BIT A PERSON THAT WALKED INTO THE HOUSE. HE HAD VERY BAD TEMPERMENT, AT THAT TIME I KNEW LITTLE OF BREEDERS IN BUYING DOGS. IS HIS CRATE LARGE ENOUGH FOR HIM? IS IT PLACED...

Dogs: behavor, linda tellington, petco store
linda tellington, petco store, obedience course: Hi Tyra; Coincidentally,I have a little 5 years old Lhasa Apso dictator too.He bosses my Australian Shepherd,and has ever since the day he came into this house.The aussie is 1 year older than Max, and he raised him like he was his own baby. Max tried it...

Dogs: behavorial issue, creature of habit, natural instinct
creature of habit, natural instinct, having computer: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy s housebreaking issues. Sorry for the delay...we are having computer problems. When a dog is housebroken she never uses the house for her toilet. She may or may not have been housebroken prior...

Dogs: behavorial problems, border collie mix, bedding area
border collie mix, bedding area, dogs fight: Oh my, Amy. What a handful this new puppy is already! It sounds as if he weren t kept in a very clean environment before your fiancee got him, because dogs generally will not soil their bedding area, and you say he doesn t care to not only soil his bedding...

Dogs: behavour, male pup, rubbish bin
male pup, rubbish bin, pink elephant: Hi Viv; I thought I had heard it all, but this one is a new one on me. Something about those bins smell like mom and the brothers and sisters, or it is big like mom was when he was a baby. I am really just thinking off the top of my head, because this is...

Dogs: Sugar and Sight, real chocolate, bit of chocolate
real chocolate, bit of chocolate, white chocolate: Hi Behzad; No. A little sugar will not hurt them.It does the same to them that is does for humans. It has lots of caloeies so it can make then fat, and some dogs have Diabetes and their sugar intake has to be watched the same as humans with diabetes. Chocolate...

Dogs: bel training-the steps ?, housebreaking a puppy, routine times
housebreaking a puppy, routine times, correct steps: Hi Susan, Bell training takes time. It can be a month or more before a dog learns ANY new behavior. Here s two websites with info on bell training: http://petexpertise.com/dog_problems/housetrainingarticle.htm#How_can_I_teach_her_to_tell_me_when_she_needs_to_go_out...

Dogs: belgian malinois, emergency vet clinic, belgian malinois
emergency vet clinic, belgian malinois, lean hamburger: Hi Debby, Your dog obviously ate something he shouldn t have. When a puppy vomits and also has diarrhea, it s particularly dangerous since it can become dehydrated, which is actually a fairly serious medical condition if it gets out of hand. It s very...

Dogs: bell training bichons, good habit, winter weather
good habit, winter weather, convience: Hi Susan, It s certainly possible to retrain a dog at any age. If your puppy is 7 months, and not 6 months, you still can most definitely bell train her. You could even bell train the 4 year old, it s just that you have to be especially diligent and patient...

Dogs: bell training, bells, heather
bells, heather, boxer: Yes I have heard of this,this is fairly new so I don t really have any experience with it myself,but from what I have heard you put bells onto a door and train to dog to tug on them when they have to go out It s worth a try,everytime you take her out,put...

Dogs: My beloved boxer dog, full time job, joanne smith
full time job, joanne smith, will make every effort: Hi Joanne, I m so sorry to hear of your dog s Toby s health problem. I understand your concern and fears. You as the dog owner know your dog best. The vet will make every effort to keep your dog feeling comfortable, but you can read him, and know how...

Dogs: benedryl, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, canine cognitive dysfunction
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, canine cognitive dysfunction, heart problem: Hi Jackie, Anytime an elderly dog has a change of behavior, it s best to get a vet exam. Benedryl might calm your dog, but you might be masking symptoms of something potentially life threatening. The symptoms of pacing, barking, and whining could be...

Dogs: best brand food for dog, dry dog food, small dogs
dry dog food, small dogs, brand food: Well, no wonder you have a hard time getting her to eat the foods you ve tried! Apparently she knows they are junk! Smart dog you have there, Jolene! ;^) Actually, most Chihuahuas are picky eaters, and it could be because their sense of smell is less developed...

Dogs: best breed for elderly man, vet appointments, toy poodles
vet appointments, toy poodles, cindy lou: Hello Kath, first of all I would not get a puppy. Many rescue leagues have wonderful dogs that are already house trained There are also rescue leagues that house the dogs in their homes instead of a pound, this is preferred because they would know the dogs...

Dogs: best clippers, oster clipper blades, oster a5
oster clipper blades, oster a5, toy poodles: Hi Pat, I would go with the oster A5 two speed clipper. (I always use the high speed) The blades are very easy to change. The higher the number the longer the cut. For poodle feet and clean face a 30 blade works nice. You can also use the snap on combs. Use...

Dogs: best dog, short haired chihuahua, indoor dogs
short haired chihuahua, indoor dogs, italian greyhound: The Shihtzu needs moderate coat maintenance; so a Miniature Pinscher, Italian Greyhound, or a short-haired Chihuahua will suit you better. These dogs are small and need aroun 10 minute walks. If you need anything else I ll be more than happy to help you....

Dogs: best dog, indoor dogs, litter mates
indoor dogs, litter mates, eye certification: Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety. The Shihtzu could be right for you. The Yorkies, smaller Poodles, and Schnauzers don t shed much either. You could drop in on an obedience class. Most of the people will be happy...

Dogs: What is the best dog?, good companions, good dogs
good companions, good dogs, automatic doors: Hi Machelle; Any dog that has more then one leg. LOL I don t mean that sarcastically. I have, at one time or another, raised, or at least trained almost every breed you can think of. If you get a dog, any breed, raise it like a member of the family, treat...

Dogs: best dog clippers?, kool lube, oster blades
kool lube, oster blades, andis blades: Hello Michael, First advice. don t restrict yourself to just Ebay. I have found that most clippers sold on ebay, are used and once the bidding is done they will cost you more than a new pair after you also include the shipping and handling charge. Go to...

Dogs: best dog, indoor dogs, cindy lou
indoor dogs, cindy lou, pet rabbit: Hello Doug, Shihtzu s do not shed, but do require grooming. I need a few more facts from you. For instance, you said you wanted small, ok, short hair, which may shed, or med. to long hair that will incurr grooming cost? Mixed or purebred? And when you...

Dogs: best exercise for a min pin, cod liver oil, maize corn
cod liver oil, maize corn, food diets: Dear Sarah Thank you for your question Walking your dogs is completely fine and is necessary everyday for your puppies! What a lot of pet owners donít realise is that dogs need more then exercising once/twice a day, they need mental stimulation to tire...

Dogs: What is the best for our family?, mixed breed dogs, getting a puppy
mixed breed dogs, getting a puppy, cocker spaniel: Our daughter was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocyphalus, Chiari, braces, wheel chair and walker First, let me just say that I m so sorry your daughter has these conditions. I ve known a couple of people with spina bifida (one was very severe and she...