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Dogs: My boxer is too friendly, training dogs, peace of mind
training dogs, peace of mind, uk index: Well, here are a few links I found that may be helpful to you. Even if they are not close by, you may be able to contact them and see if they know of any trainers that ARE close by. http://www.k9uk.co.uk/index.htm http://www.doghandling.co.uk/index.html...

Dogs: My boxer(male) 7 mths old...., obedience course, obedience classes
obedience course, obedience classes, petsmart: Good dog ! I will trade you one of mine that barks even when a leaf blows across the lawn, for your s that doesn t bark. They drive me nuts. They know mom is old ans doesn t have the energy to mess with them.LOL Barking doesn t signify a good guard dog....

Dogs: My boxer(male) 7 mths old...., guard dog, family pet
guard dog, family pet, doorbell: Your lucky! A dog that doesn t bark at everything. He is still young. He will learn these things...right now everyone is a friend as he is still a puppy. I don t consider a Boxer as a guard dog. Don t expect him to ever bite or attack ...just to possibly...

Dogs: boxer mix 4yr old mysterious illness, boxer mix, nervious system
boxer mix, nervious system, brain scan: Hi Janice :-) Oh dear poor Shadow. The poor little thing. Is there any possibility he has eaten something like medication? This can sometimes cause strange symptoms to appear but usually only for 1-2 days. Has he been checked for Epilepsy? If he hasn...

Dogs: boxer pup, purina puppy chow, dr martin goldstein
purina puppy chow, dr martin goldstein, boxer pup: Hi Penny, Thank you for writing to me about your young boxer. Boxers are barrel chested dogs with large rib cages. Only your vet can tell you for sure if your dog is underweight. You could of course do a blood workup and make sure that her thyroid...

Dogs: boxer puppies on the way!!, nancy ps, boxer puppies
nancy ps, boxer puppies, pregnant bitch: Olesya, now that you told me the breeding dates, I think everything is fine. The puppies moving is a sign they are getting ready to move OUT! they are also in a hurry. Hang in there, everything seems to be fine. I counted the days and I think like your...

Dogs: boxer puppies, boxer puppy, boxer puppies
boxer puppy, boxer puppies, texas aggie: Hi Kevin- Congrats on getting a new pup...isn t it exciting?! These dogs will all get along just great, you have their age working with you. I will tell you, however, that if you re going to have more than 1 male in the same area with females, and not...

Dogs: boxer puppy, grocery store brands, boxer puppy
grocery store brands, boxer puppy, puppy chow: Hi Kim; I do not use crates at all. If you have a crate, and want to use it as a bed, it would make a good one. The one time I did use one was with a litter, and the crate was never closed. It made it easier to use towels for beding and they could be changed...

Dogs: boxer puppy, boxer puppy, nine months
boxer puppy, nine months, dogs: Like some people,some dogs are smaller then average-it s nothing to worry about,other then he probably won t be able to be in a show,but will be fine as a pet You only need to worry if he is skinny,even though he is eating-but if he is just small,it s...

Dogs: boxer puppy, boxer puppy, adult teeth
boxer puppy, adult teeth, safe toys: You are correct that she needed to stay with her mother and litter longer. She may not get along with other dogs very well because of it and your job of socializing her will be more difficult. One thing you need to do is find other young puppies and arrange...

Dogs: boxer puupies and a outsider, puupies, bite inhibition
puupies, bite inhibition, pupy: In all honesty, you should have kept the puppies together until they were 8 weeks old. It is during the period between 5 and 8 weeks when they learn extremely important lessons in how to behave properly around other dogs, and bite inhibition. When puppies...

Dogs: I have a boxer and his right..., polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic, polymyxin b sulfate
polymyxin b sulfate ophthalmic, polymyxin b sulfate, ophthalmic solution: Hi, I would really have the eye checked out by a vet as it could be many different things and that medication may not do any good if it is something like an entropian, or something else more serious. Only a vet could really tell you what is wrong with the...

Dogs: my boxer/shep mix is weird when it comes to other dogs, prong collar, obediance
prong collar, obediance, whimpers: Hi Alex; Your last sentence tells me a lot. You are not making him understand that YOU are the alpha, NOT HIM!!! Is he neutered? If not, have that done right away. That will improve the aggressiveness some. In class, he knows he HAS to mind the trainer....

Dogs: my boxer/shepard breaths hard going up the stairs, white hairs, gum disease
white hairs, gum disease, long walks: With the proper health care and nutrition, large breed dogs can live up to 15, but that is not as common as say 10 - 12 years of age. Trying to determine the real age of a dog is not that exact if you don t know it s history but a vet can usually come pretty...

Dogs: boxer skin health, interdigital cysts, pyoderma
interdigital cysts, pyoderma, bottom side: Hi Vickie, I m not a doctor but it sounds as though your dog might possibly have a bacterial dermatitis also known as pyoderma, or possibly something called Interdigital cysts (soft to firm fluid-filled swellings that form in the web of skin between the...

Dogs: boxer skin tag, skin tag, hind leg
skin tag, hind leg, vets: Hi Nadalie, A skin tag is just that, a piece of skin that is harden and sticks out. It isn t a tumor, so it is non-malignant. You can have them removed by having them freezed off or if he ever haves to go into surgery, have them snip it off then. When...

Dogs: my boxer got very slow, nothing works, emergency situation
nothing works, emergency situation, boxer: Take your dog to the vet immediately. Any change in behavior to this extent, particularly eating should be seen as an emergency situation. Dogs do not show pain, nor changes in behavior due to illness until it is usually unbearable for them. Take your dog...

Dogs: boxer smell skin behavior, natures miracle, wholesale pet supply
natures miracle, wholesale pet supply, proper digestion: Hi Linda, Thank you for contacting me about Theo. Your dog sounds like he is feeling miserable. Some of the symptoms you describe could easily stem from food allergies. I have no idea what you are feeding him but I would recommend switching to Solid...

Dogs: boxer still makes a mess in the crate, eleven hours, pet sitter
eleven hours, pet sitter, wits end: Well what you can if you have time in the morning to take her for a walk before crating her,that will often stimulate them to go But if you don t have time for that,send her outside for an hour or so,in that time she should be able to go You might also...

Dogs: boxer training, group obedience classes, full time baby
group obedience classes, full time baby, petco stores: Hi Val; I would NEVER use on of those shock collars ! They are cruel, and they don t teach a dog a thing but to fear you. For a dog to be a good family dog ( or any other kind of dog , even a guard dog) it needs to obey because it does it out of love for...

Dogs: My boxer, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Jeni, Yes, it sounds like he has been either bitten or stung. Until you can get him to see a Vet, which you really should do if it doesn t get better, you can give him some Benadryl. I am going to post to you the instructions for giving this to a dog....

Dogs: boxers, gentle pets, average life expectancy
gentle pets, average life expectancy, sensitive ears: Boxer are prone to cancer and heart disease and unfortunatly are not very long lived there average life expectancy is 6 Although I do know one that is 12,although she doesn t have much time due to cancer They are however very gentle pets and are one...

Dogs: boxers, boxer pup, female females
boxer pup, female females, best bet: Boxers are one of the top breeds recomended for families with Children-they tend to be active when you want them to play,but are also very loving and laid back as well as protective The best bet is to get a female(females of all breeds are better with kids)...

Dogs: my boxers, boxer puppy, obedience class
boxer puppy, 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: boxers health, heart murmer, heart murmur
heart murmer, heart murmur, vet bill: Hi Teresa, A heart murmur is where one of the valves closing in the heart doesn t close completely all the way so when the blood is getting pushed through, some of it goes back the way it came. A lot of dogs and people (including myself) have heart murmurs....

Dogs: boxers, vet, thanx
vet, thanx: I m not an expert on boxers so I d advise you find a breeder close buy and they can give you more info. Any repuatable breeder will be happy to tell you anything you want to know. Also ask a vet. They know quite alot. Let me know where you live and I will...

Dogs: boy vs. girl dog, jack russell terrier, female labrador
jack russell terrier, female labrador, tummy rubs: Hello Rachel and thank you for your question, Yes tehr are some differences between amles and females of the same breed. All dogs are different thou keep this in mind while a female of one type may be very loving another type may be independent and not...

Dogs: brand new puppies, puppy shots, hi amy
puppy shots, hi amy, smoochies: Hi amy; Congrats on the bundle of smoochies you get to cuddle. If the mother has plenty of milk, that is all they should get. The mother should be on a good dog food frmula for lactating fmales. There is the series of puppy shots. You need to have them...

Dogs: break bad habit, bad dogs, bad habit
bad dogs, bad habit, back of my hand: Debbie, spanking them, sending them to their beds, and scolding them when you get home is not going to stop their behavior. They have no idea why they are being punished; they just know that you are upset, and that is why they act as if they know they ve done...

Dogs: how do i break mimi from eating her feces?, disgusting habit, walthams
disgusting habit, walthams, science diet: Hi Deborah; Some dogs have this disgusting habit. Some say it is something lacking in their diet, but Veterinarians say this has been disproved scientifically, but they don t know whay it is they do it. About the only way you can stop her is to clean up...

Dogs: breaking old training, crate training, going to the bathroom
crate training, going to the bathroom, housebreaking: Hi Jeff, How long ago did you adopt him? It takes 4 weeks for an adult dog to acclimate to a new home, so it can take time for him to get use to your schedule & way of doing things. As far as going to the bathroom, it is not uncommon for a dog to not go to...

Dogs: breast plate harness, cindy lou, breast plate
cindy lou, breast plate, throat problems: Hello Bishara, You know your dog best, if he is calm as you say and cannot manage to get out of the harness, then I think it is better to do that than a chain around the neck as it might eventually cause trachea (throat problems) Thanks for asking, Cindy...

Dogs: breathing problem in my dog, heat illnesses, canine epilepsy
heat illnesses, canine epilepsy, allergy medicine: I have finally caught up with an internet friend of mine who is a veterinarian, and she said this sounds like larygeal paralysis in a large breed by what she is describing. When I asked her if this could kill a dog, she said it could because the dog basically...

Dogs: bredding, drastic difference, good books
drastic difference, good books, polmeranians: There is always a chance that something can happen and that a pup can be too big or sideways etc. Usually, though, the pups are set up to the mothers size at birth and then grow to different sizes afterward. Keep a vet on hand in case there is a problem....

Dogs: what breed?, mitral valve disease, cavalier king charles spaniel
mitral valve disease, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles: Hi Fran, It s great that you re doing your homework and investigating this before getting a King Charles! Mitral valve disease or MVD) is the number-one killer of Cavaliers. Up to HALF of all Cavaliers is likely to develop MVD by 5 years of age, and...

Dogs: what breed, doggy day care, breeds of dogs
doggy day care, breeds of dogs, social animals: Dogs vary within a breed. I can t say any given breed would be good. I hate to see any dog left that long by itself. They are social animals needing companionship. If you want a dog, but must be gone all day, could you find somebody give it a break, a...

Dogs: what breed???, blue heelers, herding dogs
blue heelers, herding dogs, dogs breeders: That s unusual for a shelter not to allow someone to adopt because they have children Good breeders are also a good choice-you do have to be careful of newpaper adds as many of them are what are known as backyard breeders those are people that just throw...

Dogs: what breed?, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, italian greyhounds: Hi Fran, Cavalier s are great dogs. When purchasing any dog, you are going to find good and bad things about them, so don t be scared off, just do your homework checking out the breeders, the parents, any previous offspring they have had etc. As far as...

Dogs: what breed?, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, english cockers: Hello Fran, I understand how you feel. I to, love Cavs and would love to recommend it as it is a fantastic breed, size and temperment wise. But the health problems are to severve and happen way too often. Other small breeds that come to mind are the pug,...

Dogs: what breed?, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, shiba inu: First of all,don t always let health problems scare you off of a breed,if you get one from the right breeder,they usualy screen,avoid petstores as those dogs offten come from places called puppymills where they are only bred for money and kept in small cages...

Dogs: What breed?, life cuz, chihuahua
life cuz, chihuahua, dogs: HI Sarah! I am so sorry for your loss. I would be glad to look. I can t promise anything, but I would be happy to try. Send the pic to tn_becky@yahoo.com If I were you I wouldn t try so hard to get one like the one you lost. It would be too hard not...

Dogs: Which breed?, staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers
staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers, cindy lou: Hello Paul, I understand your situation. I have more than once been asked if there were a min. lab. There are some labs that are smaller than others, like the runt of the litter. Even a small boxer is a great dog for kids. You are right about the beagle...

Dogs: Which breed?, apartment dogs, shetland sheepdog
apartment dogs, shetland sheepdog, townhouse condo: Hi susan; I have a sheltie, and he doesn t bark excessively. A Basenji is a barkless dog. they don t bark, they more like, laugh, but they are desirable apartment dogs for that reason. For the first 2 years I had my German shepherd, I lived in an apartment....

Dogs: What breed?, german shepard mix, chow chow
german shepard mix, chow chow, alaskan malamute: Hi Briana, Wolf looks like a big huggable teddy bear! I agree with your breed assessment, with his short pointy ears and stocky and somewhat short muzzle, and the abundance of fur, Wolf looks like either a Shepard/Chow, or Shepard/ Husky mix. Whatever...

Dogs: Which breed?, getting a new puppy, purebred rescue
getting a new puppy, purebred rescue, big dogs: I would not go with a shepherd or mastiff. No dog that big at the moment. Especially with the smaller dog. Even if you get a female, what if she tries to dominate, or even if they are playing. Your crested could get quite hurt. I love big dogs, but there are...

Dogs: breed advice, mini poodles, apartment dogs
mini poodles, apartment dogs, jack russles: My best advice would be to get a dog at a shelter-they have many types ages and sizes and many will be good for an apartment Probably the best choice if you want to go by certain breeds I would go with a Mini poodles or a whippet both are good apartment...

Dogs: Which breed for me? Currently own an Akita., female akita, pet visitation
female akita, pet visitation, visitation programs: There are several breeds that could be ok for you; I will only suggest a few, but I strongly recommend you buy a good book that shows you all the breeds with their characteristics (just visit a good bookstore and you ll find plenty!). Boxer, German Shepherd,...

Dogs: what breed to choose, cindy lou, yorkies
cindy lou, yorkies, hair cuts: Hello Linda, There are several good choices. First off let me tell you that just about every non-shedding dog will require hair cuts. That means some maintenance with cost involved. That s the trade off, non-shedding, haircuts, shedding...usually does not...

Dogs: breed compatibility, mini aussies, sight hounds
mini aussies, sight hounds, energy dogs: Hi Monique, I guess I should ve been a bit more specific. I wouldn t personally want that combination. Whippets are sight hounds and are high energy dogs. Aussie s are also high energy but they are shepherds and I have a feeling that with the prey drives associated...

Dogs: Which breed is most compatible with Rottweilers, size dogs, adult dogs
size dogs, adult dogs, best bet: A lab a rottie or a great dane would all be good choices,and it would be best to get a puppy-as adult dogs don t feel intimated by it,and the new dog will just grow up with your current dog SOME great danes can be dog aggressive,but not all are,and a pup...

Dogs: Which breed of Dog do I choose, pet store puppies, adult personality
pet store puppies, adult personality, litter mates: Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety. You could drop in on an obedience class. Most of the people will be happy to talk about their dog, and many will give honest answers about grooming and nature. Browse the question...

Dogs: What breed of dog, powder puff, nudex
powder puff, nudex, sam the man: Im only guessing with the info youve given me. I will tell you that there is no such thing as a dog without a voicebox. It also sounds barbaric and cruel. You dont mention what the ears are like. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americaneskimo.htm http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://sam-the-man.net/images/p%26g1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sam-the-man.net/breed.html&h=145&w=216&sz=57&hl=en&start=17&sig2=ZkOMh0rhg612XKsFqOEMOw&um=1&tbnid=NUDex-37m3ieBM:&tbnh=72&tbnw=107&ei=Sxx_RpvKPJD00QSIwe2ABA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dchinese+crested+powder+puffs%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4HPEA_en-GBGB224GB225%26sa%3DN...

Dogs: breed my dog, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, cheral: No, Cheral, just because they are not interested does not mean she is pregnant. Actually, it s best to put them together every OTHER day, as opposed to every day, to allow the dog s sperm count to replenish (just like when people are trying to get pregnant...

Dogs: what breed is my dog?, free photo storage, collie mix
free photo storage, collie mix, google search: Hi Nikki, Sorry, I don t give out my email address. Can you upload pictures of your dog to a free online picture storage site, such as: http://www.myphotoalbum.com/ http://photobucket.com http://www.fotki.com/us/ You can find plenty of other free...

Dogs: what breed is my dog?, blue heeler mix, australian cattle dog
blue heeler mix, australian cattle dog, collie mix: Theres actually no such thing as a blue heeler, it s an Australian cattle dog. Americans have called it this for some reason. Ally looks like she has defo collie in her, also the spotting on her legs makes me think spaniel, though her coat isnt anything...

Dogs: What breed of dog should we buy?, english bulldog, yorkshire england
english bulldog, yorkshire england, strenuous exercise: Hi, As long as your dog gets strenuous exercise in the morning and evenings the five and a half hours that he is alone should be fine. If you can give him hard exercise for about an hour in the morning and in the evening he should be tired for the afternoon...

Dogs: What breed is my dog?, zeke fund animal rescue, smooth collie
zeke fund animal rescue, smooth collie, nova scotia tolling retriever: I wish you had also taken a good side photo of him standing. I don t believe he is purebred, so everything then becomes pure speculation. Yes, the markings are similar to a NS Duck Toller, but they don t tend to have quite as much white (more like their...

Dogs: which breed for my family?, portuguese water dogs, staffordshire bull terrier
portuguese water dogs, staffordshire bull terrier, cocker spaniels: Well, raising Portuguese Water Dogs myself, I can t help but promote my breed. They come in smooth and wavy and have wonderful personalities. They do not shed, but require regular grooming. That may not work well with the woods---burrs, foxtails etc. A boxer,doberman,or...

Dogs: which breed for my family?, staffordshire bull terrier, reputable breeder
staffordshire bull terrier, reputable breeder, miniature schnauzers: Well, I am very prejudiced, but in the interest of fairness, I also had my 30-something daughter read your question, and her immediate response matched mine: It sounds like a schnauzer! *G* You might want to take a serious look at miniature schnauzers....

Dogs: which breed for my family, staffordshire bull terrier, staffys
staffordshire bull terrier, staffys, harsh methods: I would say a good mid size dog could be a standard Schnauzer. These dogs are quite smart and very easily trained. They dont shed but they do require exstansive grooming in the way of stripping or clipping. Most pet owners opt for clipping as it takes less...

Dogs: breed male or female ?, closet shelving, spay neuter
closet shelving, spay neuter, mini pincher: It is far more important to select a well bred one and socialize correctly than which sex it is. Be sure and spay/neuter it. You may find some of this material helpful in selecting a well bred one, http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/articles.html#breeding Socializing...

Dogs: What breed mix is my dog?, south boston virginia, chesapeake bay retriever
south boston virginia, chesapeake bay retriever, wavy fur: You can get blood work done at a vets and sent away for DNA results I belive. But from the markings you mantion I have seen those in rottys/shepardX s and husky crosses ausse shepard also often have the same over eye markings. The wavy fur can be from the...

Dogs: breed mix jumping ability, muscular body, thanks a bunch
muscular body, thanks a bunch, overweight: You should let him jump on people as a lot of people will find it annoying,so what you do if he s doing that is push him off with your hands and say off Now as for him jumping up on furniture,that is up to you,if it bothers you and you don t want him...

Dogs: What breed do I need?, black labrador retriever, greyhound rescue
black labrador retriever, greyhound rescue, couch potatoes: Hi Marbeline, I m so sorry for your loss. With GSD s and Siberians shedding will be a definite issue. Since I have GSD s I have to tell you they are extremely wonderful dogs. They are working dogs however and do need a lot of exercise and both mentally and...

Dogs: What breed do I need?, black labrador retriever, siberian huskies
black labrador retriever, siberian huskies, labrador retriever: Well my best bet would be to go to your local animal shelter and see what they have,also talk to the staff that work there,as they know each dog and there needs-so they usually try to match you up with a dog that suits your needs Also you will be giving...

Dogs: What breed is this puppy?, mixed breed dogs, breed puppy
mixed breed dogs, breed puppy, adoptable pets: Hi James, That looks like a mixed breed puppy to me. Even more important than any breed, is an individual dog s temperament and personality. Within any breed there are great variances in personality. So while you might read about how wonderful a particular...

Dogs: What is this breed of puppy?, collie puppy, collie mix
collie puppy, collie mix, work id: Hi Debbie- I ve done some more searching for your pup and the closest I ve been able to come up with is a collie mix. I found this picture of a pup that I think looks similar to yours. Here s the link to it: http://www.puppyfind.com/?act=search&view_full=1&view_pic=1&subject=Collie&puppy_id=1432801277417d48b5f28a8&img_id=1847355423417ec830df3a8&page_num=60&page=7...

Dogs: breed of rescued dog, black mouth cur, white hairs
black mouth cur, white hairs, local radio station: Hi Amy, Good to hear that you re going to keep the dog, if nobody claims her. I like happy endings! Most large dogs develop a little arthritis as they age. Although there are no miracle cures, much can be done to make old dogs with arthritis more comfortable...

Dogs: Which breed is right for me?, pat dogs, thick fur
pat dogs, thick fur, spacious barn: Hi Pat, Dogs have a strong need to be social, and to be a part of a pack (meaning a family). A dog should never be left alone longer than 6 or 7 hours. Leaving a dog alone for 18 hours a day sounds more like neglect than pet ownership. I understand...

Dogs: breed selection, staffordshire bull terrier, pound boxer
staffordshire bull terrier, pound boxer, female boxer: Hi Carol, thank you for your question. First off it depends on what you want your dog to look like, and behave like. Since you had a boxer I m assuming you trained her pretty well, since they can be pretty spirited. So if you want a stocky dog and you are...

Dogs: What breed do you think my dog is?, border collies, owner surrender
border collies, owner surrender, border collie: Just going by that one small photo, it s very difficult to say, Anya. She actually looks a LOT like a dog that lives in my neighborhood, but I don t know what he is, either, and neither does his owner. To be honest, in that particular picture, I see very little...

Dogs: the breed of, dashunds, small apartment
dashunds, small apartment, yorkies: CHAD I WOULD NEVER PICK YOUR DOG BUT CAN NAME SOME THAT MIGHT FIT, DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU WANT TO SPEND ALSO. BOSTONS ARE CUTE. YORKIES, SCHNAUZER, THE MINI S. DASHUNDS, THERE ARE MANY TYPE IN YOUR SEARCH AND ASK FOR SMALL BREEDS, THEN READ ABOUT THEM AND...

Dogs: breeder, second pup, first pup
second pup, first pup, puppy: Okay, I think I understand a bit better. I do think you are obligated to hold the first puppy for him since you had agreed to do that until his vacation was over. As to the second puppy, no deposit... no puppy. He had two opportunities to get that deposit...

Dogs: breeding, labrador retreivers, gestation time
labrador retreivers, gestation time, gestation period: Hi Robert, If a dog becomes pregnant the gestation time is 58-63 days. You might be interested in the following web page that has information on what to expect - and what a pregnant dog needs. Go to: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_care_of_the_pregnant_dog.html...

Dogs: breeding, english springer, renee
english springer, renee, good luck: Hi Renee, yes it does sound like you missed it. Yes sometimes dogs can be incompatable but that is very rare. You might try getting smears done on her when she comes in heat next. You will then know more precisely when she should be bred. Good Luck....

Dogs: breeding, female akita, severe mood swings
female akita, severe mood swings, hello dawn: Hi Rene, It does sound like your Akita is in heat. Sometimes dogs will come in heat if they have been around other dogs who have been or are in heat. It is very common. So if a dog in your neighborhood came in heat, that could bring her in heat. It is...

Dogs: breeding, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, prospective mate: My first question would be, why do you want to breed these dogs? Do you show them? Are you willing to have them checked for genetic abnormalities? I have many reasons why you should NOT breed these dogs. 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation...

Dogs: breeding, poodle, nice thing
poodle, nice thing, consolation: Hi Tina, Did she actually tie with the pug she was sent to breed with? Yes it is very strange that she would mate with the dog this late into the heat. Count the days and start watching 63 days from the time she bred to the pug, and then of course, 63 days...

Dogs: breeding, daschunds, gene pool
daschunds, gene pool, inbreeding: Yes, that is true. Think of wild animals, horses breed there daughters all the time. Then after doing this for several years a new stallion comes in and takes over to refresh the genes. It happens in all the species. Now exception. If you look in the...

Dogs: breeding, female chihuahua, teacup chihuahua
female chihuahua, teacup chihuahua, chihuahuas: Hi JoAnn, Any dog be can inseminated from any other dog. The problems would be just what problems pass on from both breeds. In other words, pitbulls can have certain medical problems and so can chihuahuas so either side can pass on their medical problems....

Dogs: breeding, inbreeding, cross breeding
inbreeding, cross breeding, litters: Hi Nat, thanks for your question. Breeding brother and sister is inbreeding. Even if they were in different litters, they still have the same parents. This should only be done by experienced people, as it can turn out bad. As you are doubling up on genes,...

Dogs: breeding, correct temperament, breeding dogs
correct temperament, breeding dogs, line breeding: Hi Nat, My personal feeling is that you should not breed the new female to your male dog since they share a parent. That would be true even if the pair were 10 years apart in age, instead of six months. However, the AKC says: The relationship between...

Dogs: breeding, bull terriers, dorthy
bull terriers, dorthy, opion: Hi Dorthy- The female generally doesn t become fertile until days 10-14 of bleeding. It is considered Day 1 the first day seh begins to bleed. Until she is fertile, the male may not have any interest in her, especially if he is a seasoned stud. Generally,...

Dogs: breeding, heat cycle, better success
heat cycle, better success, vulva: 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, breeding dogs, dog spayed
breeding dogs, dog spayed, lhasa apso: Hi Sera, thanks for your question. I suggest taking her to the vet. Make sure her shots are all upto date, and also have a general check-up. The vet can tell you %100 whether or not she is pregnant. Even if she is pregnant you don t have to worry about a...

Dogs: breeding, large nipples, talented hands
large nipples, talented hands, lhasa apso: Bitches can be very good at having false pregnancies and can show all the symptoms of being pregnant, and do this right up to the day when they would have whelped if they had been pregnant. The only way to determine if she is indeed pregnant is to take her...

Dogs: breeding, border collies, false pregnancy
border collies, false pregnancy, bladder infection: Absolutely she can be pregnant! Palpating a bitch early in pregnancy requires very talented hands, and not all of us are capable of doing that, particularly if the bitch is carrying those puppies way up under the rib cage, which they often do during a first...

Dogs: breeding, artificial insemination, pink discharge
artificial insemination, pink discharge, small dogs: Mary, I would only breed one more time. If she took on the first breeding, any pups that formed may make her go into labor 63 days from that breeding. However, the breeding three-four days later might also have formed a pup. If she starts having pups...

Dogs: breeding, fox terrier, selective breeding
fox terrier, selective breeding, cross breeding: Hi Sarah, No cross breeding is when you take a total of two different pure breeds and breed them to each other. This is done to get the best characteristics of each breed into one dog. Whippet to Beagle result faster sight hound with good nose Selective...

Dogs: breeding?, types of cancers, unwanted dogs
types of cancers, unwanted dogs, peekapoo: Disregard the last answer-I pressed the wrong button I gave you the answer I gave you because I work at an animal shelter and have seen alot of unwanted dogs due to overbreeding,and have seen alot of horrible things first hand,plus all the vets recomend...

Dogs: breeding, genetic faults, hip dysplasia
genetic faults, hip dysplasia, eye certification: Hi Lyndsey, It s not so much how much it will affect him as much as what he will produce. Before you breed any dog, male or female, you need to get them x-rayed and cleared for hip dysplasia by OFA. You need to get him tested for various conditions he can...

Dogs: breeding, sperm, females
sperm, females, eggs: Yes it is possible for a female to conceive if a tie does not take place. If sperm gets on the outside of the females vulva it is possible for the sperm to swim up and to the eggs. It is less likely that they will get pregnant this way but it can happen...

Dogs: breeding, female akita, false pregnancy
female akita, false pregnancy, breed dogs: Hi, You know I think I would take her in this week. Check her vulva and see if she has a dark discharge. On a dog that large, if she has a dead pup in there you would not be able to tell. Whenever my dogs have had a false pregnancy, it has been earlier...

Dogs: breeding, medical questions, females
medical questions, females, vet: I normally don t deal with breeding or medical questions-but I would have to say she is probably too old to have her first litter,generaly they start breeding females at 2 and have there last litter at 6 So it s not something I would personaly recomend,but...

Dogs: breeding, curls, butt
curls, butt, nancy: Hi Linda, Count the first day she started bleeding as day 1. It is between the 11th and 13th day that they are fertile in most cases. At the time the female is fertile the discharge gets lighter. When this happens they are usually the most swollen and...

Dogs: breeding, puppy buyers, major health concerns
puppy buyers, major health concerns, cant stress: Hello, that seems like an ok cross I offen see small breeds crossed by three to four breeds. Just be sure you will have good homes waiting for the puppies I cant stress this enough good homes mean homes where the puppies will live indoors with the family wont...

Dogs: breeding, show dogs, dog spayed
show dogs, dog spayed, good qualities: Hi Shell, You may not see anything at all. Sometimes, especially in show dogs, the father will be bred to the daughter to bring out the good qualities. The thing is... this also works in the opposite way, it can bring out bad quaulities too. It s not a good...

Dogs: breeding, old bitches, toy poodle
old bitches, toy poodle, vaginal smears: Has your bitch ever had puppies before? If not, she is getting to be a bit on the old side for breeding the very first time, and more things tend to go wrong after the bitch is five-years-old. Bitches can ovulate just about anytime during their heat cycle,...

Dogs: breeding, reputable breeders, immaturity
reputable breeders, immaturity, spayed: Arlen, Most reputable breeders don t breed the first heat, due to immaturity of the females bones. The second heat is usually the time to breed. I would wait for this reason. Why do you want her tohave a litter, it changes their personality. They sometimes...

Dogs: breeding, sperm, vagina
sperm, vagina, vet: Eric, A bitch is in heat for 3 to 4 weeks they are fertile on about the 13th day. Has she reached the thirteenth day? There is no way to tell if they mated unless you get her checked for sperm in her vagina by a vet. And still there is no guarantee that...

Dogs: breeding, color possibilities, red stag
color possibilities, red stag, genetic color: Hi Raven, Of course, black and tan, and red would be strong color possibilities in the puppies, but you d need to know the colors of your dog s parents and grand parents, as well as the colors of the stud dog s lineage to get the full picture of genetic...

Dogs: breeding?, raising puppies, progesterone level
raising puppies, progesterone level, pregnancy pregnancy: hi gerda BREEDING DOGS AND RAISING PUPPIES Breeding dogs and raising puppies can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may produce frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success. How...

Dogs: breeding, teacup yorkie, silent seasons
teacup yorkie, silent seasons, health checks: Some bitches keep themselves very clean or have silent seasons. These dogs can be very hard to breed. You might have to take her to a veterinary reproduction specialist and have her tested to determine when she is ovulating. If her nipples are developed,...

Dogs: breeding, cindy lou, staffy
cindy lou, staffy, muzzle: Hello Debra, Yes this can happen, especially with alfa females. I would have preferred you started the breeding at 9 days, however if she is standing for him and moving her tail to the side, she is ready, you may just have to muzzle her and hold her in place....

Dogs: breeding, toy poodle, female toy
toy poodle, female toy, hump: I think you ll fid I DID answer your question. On the one count she is too young and on a second count dogs that live together do not make good breeding partners...

Dogs: breeding her, high progesterone levels, female wolves
high progesterone levels, female wolves, wolf cubs: hi kathy Dog breeding is a fascinating science. Reproduction in dogs is vastly different from that of the other domestic species. Dog breeders expend considerable effort educating themselves in the areas of canine reproductive physiology and endocrinology....

Dogs: breeding, unwanted puppies, health clearances
unwanted puppies, health clearances, heat cycle: Sorry, Yvonne, your question is not very clear. I assume you are talking about dogs. You d have to check with your vet as far as seeing when your bitch is ready to be bred. They are all different. Most bitches come into season twice a year, for about 3 weeks,...

Dogs: breeding, shetland sheepdog, toy group
shetland sheepdog, toy group, toy dog: Hi, it probably wouldn t be safe to cross a Sheltie with a Chihuahua due to the size of the puppies when they are born. It could be dangerous to the mother. As far as costs, it would be pretty hard to find someone willing to actually cross the two. ...

Dogs: breeding, mixed breed puppies, having puppies
mixed breed puppies, having puppies, goldern retriever: You want my advice on breeding a staffie to a golden...well here is my advice. DON T! Why would you want to bring more mixed breed puppies into this world? The humane societies are full of them. Plus, a staff and a golden to me are just not a good mix....

Dogs: breeding, having puppies, vaccination series
having puppies, vaccination series, puppy food: Hi Mark, Females go into heat approx. every 6 months, give and take depending on a lot of circumstances. The average is 6 months. As far as the male being near the pups, the big concern is more about how she will deal with it. Some dogs are ok with it,...

Dogs: breeding bloodhounds, artificial insemination, stud fee
artificial insemination, stud fee, bloodhounds: Peggy, If your friend s bitch is cycling as she should and is a normal, healthy dog then when she is physically ready to breed, she would be standing for the dog. Your friends could use a blood test to determine when the bitch is most fertile, and see...

Dogs: breeding my boxer, boxer, mate
boxer, mate: I would really leave it until her second or third heat. She is not fully grown and boxers often need caesarians as it is. A dog is on heat for 21 days. 7 before bleeding, 7 bleeding, and for the 7 days after the bleeding has stopped she is fertile and...

Dogs: breeding chihuahuas, longhaired chihuahua, time hope
longhaired chihuahua, time hope, chihuahuas: Hi Sarah, It sounds like she may just be having the normal cleaning out bleeding. Normally after a dog gives birth you can get a clean out shot to get everything to come out that is excess, placentas etc. If they don t get a clean out shot, then sometimes...

Dogs: breeding daughter w/ father in poms, poms, bad genes
poms, bad genes, pedigree: Kathy, yes you can if the backgrounds are not too interbred. It is done all the time in nature. You must check her pedigree and see if there are similar line breeding in their backgrounds. If there are a lot of them, don t do it. Remember, though, you...

Dogs: breeding my dog, male stud, female dogs
male stud, female dogs, stud fee: Hi Jo, Your female dog can be bred when she goes into heat. When female dogs are in heat, there is a blood tinged discharge from the vulva (vagina) for the first week or so. When the discharge becomes clear, the fertile period is imminent usually from...

Dogs: breeding dogs, heart ache, breed of dogs
heart ache, breed of dogs, vet bills: Hi George, It isn t necessarily wrong to breed 2 dogs that are technically siblings even though they are from different litters, but it can be very hazardous for the puppies. It is what they call brother/sisiter in-breeding. What happens is that all the...

Dogs: breeding dogs, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, prospective mate: Why are you breeding them? 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 out of ten animals will find a really...

Dogs: breeding dogs, breeding dogs, genetic abnormalities
breeding dogs, genetic abnormalities, two dogs: Hi George, I wouldn t do that. It could cause some genetic abnormalities in the pups. Some could be born without limbs, or have brain damage. Often, the pups will look normal, but have problems that will come out later. It s really not a good idea. ...

Dogs: breeding my female, stud dog owners, stud dog owner
stud dog owners, stud dog owner, brucellosis test: This is a question for the stud dog owner as each breeder has his/her preferences as to when to breed. Myself, I like to have the bitch as soon as she begins to stand, and I breed the dogs every other day until one of them is no longer interested; few stud...

Dogs: breeding information on a golden retriver, unnecessary stress, golden retriver
unnecessary stress, golden retriver, heat cycle: In an ideal world you wouldn t want to breed a dog at all, you would spay her and save her from unnecessary stress, and potential pain. She will need to be at least 1 and a half years old, and on her 2nd or 3rd heat cycle. There is no such thing as...

Dogs: breeding mistake, vetmed lsu, female chihuahua
vetmed lsu, female chihuahua, pit pull: If this *just* happened, you can go to your veterinarian for a mismate shot. There are also drugs that can be given to cause abortion further into the pregnancy. You could also have her spayed. http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/eiltslotus/theriogenology-5361/cannine%20pregnancy%20prevention_3.htm...

Dogs: breeding PUGS, mammary glands, first few days
mammary glands, first few days, x rays: Hi Jean, Unfortunately there will be no signs until about two weeks before she is due, and by then you can get x-rays. The signs you will see are the mammary glands swelling up a little, her nesting more and her looking for a place to actually have the pups....

Dogs: breeding a pomeranian, hormone levels, pomeranian
hormone levels, pomeranian, belly button: Hi Susan, Are you sure she is not spayed? I would double check her belly (since she is 2 years old) for a spay mark. It is right at her belly button or a little below it. There is no medicine I know of that can bring a dog into heat, and it is very rare...

Dogs: breeding and preparing, sexual diseases, pair of scissors
sexual diseases, pair of scissors, tiny dogs: Hi Tory, you must watch her heat season closely, the fertile time is around the 11th to the 13 day. Of course this can vary, but it is pretty common. I would have the vet on call in case you run into trouble. You should have her tested for disease before...

Dogs: breeding my pug, small dogs, heat cycle
small dogs, heat cycle, two dogs: 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 pugs, heat cycle, housebreaking
heat cycle, housebreaking, vulva: Hi Jennifer, Regarding the housebreaking, where did you get her from, and how old was she when you got her? As far as when in heat, pugs get pretty swollen. A dog s heat cycle breaks down into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed...

Dogs: breeding question, heat cycle, last time
heat cycle, last time, dawn: Hi Lee, basically in the second week of her heat cycle put her with the male and let them breed. If nothing happens (basically she refuses him), wait two days and do it again. Once they tie (get connected), give them a break for a day, then put them together...

Dogs: breeding rights, canadian kennel club, plain out of luck
canadian kennel club, plain out of luck, witch: Hi Suzie, Most of your breed registeries will not register a litter unless both parents are registered with that registery. I would check with their rules online, but that is standard practice by all of them. You might look into seeing if you can somehow...

Dogs: breeding time, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, puppies: 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 except a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to except a male. This is the time you would...

Dogs: breeding yorkies, 2 females, saturday sunday
2 females, saturday sunday, bitches: Hi Ann, I would start counting the 63 days from the first day they got stuck (both females) as you will probably have puppies, especially with the female who was with him 3 times. In the future, remember that when one female comes in heat, she will bring...

Dogs: breeding, life span, gene pool
life span, gene pool, inbreeding: Hi Annette, Mating related dogs together is called inbreeding . Remember that each animal (or plant, for that matter) has two copies of any given gene, one from the father and one from the mother. If the father and mother are related, there is a chance...

Dogs: breeds, old english bull dogge, hunting hounds
old english bull dogge, hunting hounds, boston terriers: Hello, Both can mange fine in apartment life there are some suttle differences thou and here they are; The Old english bull dogge or British bull doggeis 40-55 pounds the beagle is 20-25 pounds. The Bull dogge is dog agreassive the beagle is a pack...

Dogs: breeds, boston terriers, puppy mills
boston terriers, puppy mills, those dogs: Pugs and boston terriers are very close to being a mini bulldog Any breeder that mixes dogs on purpose is not a good breeder,and coming from someone involved in an animal shelter-we see far too many mixes as it is,those types of breeders are called back...

Dogs: breeds, bernese mountain dogs, smooth fox terrier
bernese mountain dogs, smooth fox terrier, cavalier king charles spaniel: Hi Jo, Airedale (get the runt), golden retriever, boxer, Brittany spaniel, soft coated wheaten, mini schnauzer, smooth fox terrier (female), Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These are a few. When you go to pick one out, get the calmest one. The one that...

Dogs: breeds, hybreds, dogbreedinfo
hybreds, dogbreedinfo, hybriddogs: Hello I am very sorry but I really dont know I do think Rocks was a anolion or belgin shepard cross maybe even a german shepard cross but I cant be sure, I ll offer up a link I looked for a bit but dont have time to check all the big crosses : http://www.dogbreedinfo.org/hybriddogs.htm#S...

Dogs: breeds, border collie, irish red and white setter
border collie, irish red and white setter, red and white setter: Hi Alec, I m sorry, but based on your description I can t think of a dog breed that matches. It might be a mixed breed, or it a might be a breed that isn t recognized in the USA, as the Irish Red and White Setter isn t a recognized breed here. ...

Dogs: breeds, bearded collie, border collie
bearded collie, border collie, english setter: The only thing I can think of is a Bearded Collie, but as adults they are gray and white or tan and white as they lighten with age (from black and white/brown and white as puppies). They really have absolutely no resemblance to any of the setters, however,...

Dogs: What breeds do Australian Shepherds get along with?, male australian shepherd, shin kicker
male australian shepherd, shin kicker, playful attitude: Hi Josie; My Australian Shepherd mix gets along with every dog, cat and human he sees. Rowdy has the sweetest personality I have even been priviledged to know. He loves children, and all things. We took him as a rescue when he was 6 months old, and he...

Dogs: breeds, puppy stage, quetion
puppy stage, quetion, puppies: My first quetion to you is, how old are your children? How well behaved are they? Are you going to expect a child under 15 to take full responsibility of a dog? All in all I would reccomend getting an older dog? Then you don t have to worry about the puppy...

Dogs: brewers yeast, brewers yeast, cindy lou
brewers yeast, cindy lou, flea problems: Hello Lorri, it has been used for the prevention of fleas, although I m not to sure about for their skin and coat. I would stick to the frontline and or advantage and go with a quality food such as Nature s choice for skin and coat. Thanks for asking, Cindy...

Dogs: bright red blood in stool, vet asap, vet appointment
vet asap, vet appointment, bright red blood in stool: As My first answer stated, from my experience, I would suggest a Vet appointment to identify the problem. If a dog does have parvo it is very important to have a vet check, and treat the illness. If it is something other than parvo there are also treatments...

Dogs: bringing another dog into the home, male shepherd mix, digging holes
male shepherd mix, digging holes, care 2x: Probably a dog that is similar to her size would be good,and it doesn t usually matter if it s male or female-there really isn t any breeds to avoid,as long as the other dog isn t dog aggressive As for the digging and eating less,that is fairly normal after...

Dogs: bringing dogs into season, caviler king charles, cindy lou
caviler king charles, cindy lou, hasnt: Hello Kevin, Usually a dog comes into heat at approx. 9 months to one year, she may have had a small heat the first time and it was not apparent. If that was the case then 6 months later she would come in heat again. Being around another dog in heat has...

Dogs: bringing home yorkie, home alot, pionters
home alot, pionters, food dish: Hi, Just type in Alpha dog bootcamp in your browser if the addy doesn t work. I ll include it again at the end of this post. It s a great idea,. I would put them both in a crate with the gates facing each other, or one on either side of a baby gate. Also...

Dogs: brining a new pup home, basset hound puppy, basset hound
basset hound puppy, basset hound, pup: I think it should work out,just let them meet slowly,and even just let them sniff through a gate for a couple of days And also spend a lot of time with the current dog before,and after you get the puppy so he won t become jealous of the puppy As long...

Dogs: brittany spaniel barking, massage technique, spaniel
massage technique, spaniel, brittany: brittany spaniel barking Question: My Brittany is 9 years old. We have a large fenced in yard. Lately, when we let her out, she barks immediately, as if there is there is someone or somedog walking by. It s like she s getting territorial or paranoid....

Dogs: brittany spaniel barking, massage technique, spaniel
massage technique, spaniel, brittany: Hi Donna; Hard to say why she has started doing that. It may be someione has been coming by and abusing her, by poking her with things or throwing things at her. She may just be bored and needs more time spent with her. Go to this site and read about the...

Dogs: brittle nails, grocery store brands, brittle nails
grocery store brands, brittle nails, walthams: Hi Crystalthe reason I am so late answering you is, I have been trying to find out something about it. It is not something seen very often. Very rarely actually. I called my vet this morning. I had no luck finding anything on the web, and of course without...

Dogs: brittle nails, cod liver oil, cement type
cod liver oil, cement type, holistic vet: Hello Crystal, First of all I would never ask that particular Groomer for advice again. I have never heard of such inexperienced advice. Your vet started off in the right direction, however the best advice you could have gotten would have been to put your...

Dogs: broken dos leg, residual problems, orthopedic problems
residual problems, orthopedic problems, broken bone: Misty, Your dog will not have a permanent limp. Just like with a human, a broken bone will heal well if treated. Her recovery will depend on what you are willing to do for her - if she fractured her pelvis or incurred some other sort of injury that requires...

Dogs: broken leg, broken bone, broken leg
broken bone, broken leg, ligament: Sometimes you can feel a broken bone, but your puppy is not likely to let you do it without sedation as it would be too painful. Generally dogs will not put weight on a leg if it is broken, but that is not always the case. I suggest taking him to your vet...

Dogs: broken leg, warm bath water, broken leg
warm bath water, broken leg, pom: Hey Jennifer! That poor little thing! I bet he was pitiful with that cast on! I think it s normal for him to hold his leg up. He is used to that cast, and it probably feels so different. You could try putting him in warm bath water and massaging his leg....

Dogs: broken leg, exercise pens, exercise pen
exercise pens, exercise pen, mightypets: Your first two questions should be addressed to your veterinarian. As to when you are gone, I would want to keep him quiet. Nine hours is a long time for any dog to be in a crate every day, so I would either confine him in a room such as the kitchen or...

Dogs: broken leg, soft tissue injury, broken bone
soft tissue injury, broken bone, x rays: Hi Candy, Just like when a person who has a broken bone, there s no way to distinguish between a soft tissue injury and a broken bone without X-rays. Gently ease the leg into a comfortable, more normal, position and, using a piece of wood roughly the...

Dogs: broken nail.., vet visit, broken nail
vet visit, broken nail, shepard mix: Hi Joe! the nail probably needs to come off. It probably hurts because it is hangin and causing pain. If he is limping, I would take him to a vet, he probably is at the point where he needs antibiotics. You could try to cut the rest of the nail off, but...

Dogs: broken toe nail, hydrogen peroxide, broken toe
hydrogen peroxide, broken toe, toe nail: Daniel, Broken toenails do bleed a lot, because the quick (the live tissue inside the base of the nail) is exposed. If the toenail was completely ripped out, it won t grow back, just like it wouldn t in a human. If it was just cut off, it should grow...

Dogs: brown lab acting funny towards the other lab, intense situations, scary situation
intense situations, scary situation, causative factor: Hi Gail, More than likely, some sort of incident precipitated this change in behavior - something traumatic enough to make a lasting impression and scary enough to produce this avoidance reaction. If you don t know what that particular incident might have...

Dogs: bug bites on my Viszla, allergy pills, reccommendation
allergy pills, reccommendation, bug bites: Hello, A bath in cool water with oatmeal Dog shampoo will be soothing you can also go out to yuor drugstore and Get a package of Benadryl Allergy pills for people they are pink and oblong shaped come in a pink and white box and be sure to get the 25 ML ones...

Dogs: build a pet feeder, automatic pet feeder, vet visits
automatic pet feeder, vet visits, pet heart: Gee Danny; Ask me to tell you what is going on in a dog s mind when they do quirky things, or what they could be pretending when they act squirrely, and I can give you some good input. My husband says I am a reincarnated dog.LOL But to tell you anything...

Dogs: building a pet feeder, automatic pet feeder, automatic feeder
automatic pet feeder, automatic feeder, pet heart: Hi Danny, How about an automatic feeder with a built in sound chip. The pet owner can record a short message, such as: Fluffy, come eat! It might be helpful for a feeder (both in the home or at a zoo) to record the time the animal ate, and amount of...

Dogs: bulldog urinating on her bed, piddle pads, stress and anxiety
piddle pads, stress and anxiety, petstore: She s doing this out of stress and anxiety because you re gone. Can you stop her access to your bed? And make sure she has plenty of things to do while you re gone. Leave a tv or radio on, give her toys with treats stuffed inside them. ONLY give them to her...

Dogs: bulldog, old english bulldog, baby gate
old english bulldog, baby gate, girl friend: He will get over it. Most dogs will whine and complain about it at first, but if their owners just ignore them while they are whining, barking, etc., they will stop. If he cannot behave, and not jump up on people and nip at them, then he does not get to interact...

Dogs: bulldogs exposed penis, miniature bulldogs, shelley davis
miniature bulldogs, shelley davis, swollen penis: Hi Aleck, Thank you for writing to me about your 11 month old min bulldog. Your dog needs to be seen by a vet as soon as possible. My guess is that he has an infection and you need to have it treated before it travels through the bloodstream and becomes...

Dogs: bully concussion, old english bulldog, energy level
old english bulldog, energy level, concussion: Dog do seem to be able to take a lot, much more that I can. I once was almost knocked out when my dog slammed her head into mine. Didn t bother her a bit except the loss of my attention. If it ever does seem to bother it, you may want to see the vet promptly....

Dogs: bump, vet appointment, cold compresses
vet appointment, cold compresses, elbow joint: Hi RI, Are you sure the bump isn t a swelling? You didn t say if the bump has has fluid in it, if it feels hot to the touch, or if it looks inflamed or red. If this were my dog, I d get him to the vet as soon as possible. You don t need to rush your...

Dogs: bump on dog, abcess, shih tzu
abcess, shih tzu, backside: Hi, without actually seeing the bump, it is hard to say what it could be. If it is getting redder, bigger or harder, then I would take him into the vet and have it checked out to make sure he hasn t gotten an abcess or something. Wish I could be of more...

Dogs: bump on hip, female lab mix, ruptured cysts, subcutaneous tissues
ruptured cysts, subcutaneous tissues, antibiotic ointment: Hi Traci, It sounds as though your dog had a cyst, and it ruptured. Keep the area clean, wash it at least once daily with a betadine rinse. You can milk the cyst, if it s still draining. Apply an antibiotic ointment. Most ruptured cysts will heal...

Dogs: bump on nose, purina puppy chow, mange mites
purina puppy chow, mange mites, nutro: Hi Edward, I doubt the food has anything to do with it. I would watch it closely, and if it changes color or shape, have it checked out. Also, if she begins to loose hair around that area and/or the eyes, have her checked for mange. The vet will take...

Dogs: bump, blue tick, spine area
blue tick, spine area, blue heeler: Hi Rhonda, There probably is not much else you can do right now if you cannot take him to a Vet. It may be a tumor that needs to be removed. The reason I think that, is that when you opened it up, if infection/pus came out, I would think it was some type...

Dogs: bumps all over my dogs skin, irritant contact dermatitis, contact dermatitis
irritant contact dermatitis, contact dermatitis, correct diagnosis: Mark, The most likely cause of this is Allergic or Irritant Contact Dermatitis. Dermatitis is a generalized term for inflammed ( itis ) skin ( derma ), and dermatitis caused by an irritant or an allergic reaction is often located on the head and legs -...

Dogs: bumps on the stomach of a year old chihuahua, rectal area, skin lotion
rectal area, skin lotion, dry skin: Thanks for your question. No I dont think she is pregnant you would notice swelling of the nipples and a little discharge from her rectal area. Those are the early signs. She might just have a rash which is called. Iritable Infusion. This is where bumps...

Dogs: burs on shih tsu, shih tsu, cindy lou
shih tsu, cindy lou, burs: Hello Carla, You are doing what I would do brush, brush and more brushing. Unfortunately there is no other way, of course other than what you do not want to do and that would be to shave him. Maybe if you use thinning shears where the burs are they would...

Dogs: burying things, bordie collie, border collies
bordie collie, border collies, own toys: Hi Christina, Congratulations on getting the puppy! I bet at 13 weeks old she s beautiful. Border Collies are pre-programmed to gather things that move and put them into a nice neat groups and keep them there. In this case... and at this age, your puppy...

Dogs: What to buy, teacup yorkshire terrier, yorkshire terrier breed
teacup yorkshire terrier, yorkshire terrier breed, yorkshire terrier breed club: There are no mini yorkies(it s the same thing as a teacup)-probably the best thing to do would be to contact a yorkshire terrier breed club in your area,they will know of many good breeders,and they may even let you know of some runt puppies in need of a good...

Dogs: buying longer distance?, closet shelving, black females
closet shelving, black females, personaility: I am a little leery of it, but really don t see that big of a problem. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the...

Dogs: buying a puppy, cow calf operation, red heelers
cow calf operation, red heelers, adult personality: You might consider an Australian Shepherd. Pick one from working dog lines. They should be able to do the herding work without being as difficult to keep occupied in the off season as a BC. They are successful as dog guides which must cope with down time....

Dogs: buying the right one, obedience train, eye certification
obedience train, eye certification, obedience classes: I don t want to sound like I think my favorite breed is the only one. A few numbers, the dog guide school I volunteer for trains mostly Labs, 70 %, and the other service dog school I work with trains equal numbers of Labs and Goldens. Many Goldens have a...

Dogs: bying, miniature dachshund, dear hannah
miniature dachshund, dear hannah, unwanted dogs: Dear Hannah, If you get a dachsund from a shelter or rescue organization, you won t be able to breed it. No rescue organization that I know of will adopt out an intact dog. They are working with unwanted dogs all the time, and do not support continued breeding....

Dogs: Cage Training, blue healer, true time
blue healer, true time, austr: I hate to see a dog left all day by itself. Of course, if you can t find a neighbor or professional dog walker to help, you may have another choice. I would go with the crate. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels...

Dogs: Cairn Terrier, mange mites, seasonal allergies
mange mites, seasonal allergies, maining: Sounds like an allergy to something, Suzanne, or it could be mange. The first thing I would do would be to have the vet do a skin scraping to make sure there are no sarcoptic mange mites on him. Then, I d rule out fleas (the vet can help you determine if it...

Dogs: Cairn Terrier - aged 3 in June 2007, contect, cairn terrier
contect, cairn terrier, behaviorist: Thanks for the reply and yes i would appreciate the change as it does hurt me. I could understand if i did something rude. I understand your frustrations and you are not here in az or i could help you further, but the truth is that someone needs to fix it...

Dogs: Cairn Terrier health, cairn terriers, cairn terrier
cairn terriers, cairn terrier, kidney failure: Hi Nicole, Your friend s dog probably had a genetic birth defect. I have not heard of this being a common ailment in Cairn Terriers. I really don t think you need to worry about it. I m so sorry this happened to your friend s dog, but more than likely...

Dogs: Cairn terrier, slippery papers, finger cots
slippery papers, finger cots, rubber fingers: You need to pull lightly on those areas which are too soft. http://britmorschnauzers.com/strippingknives.jpg If you look at this photo, the two things next to the grooming stone are called finger cots, or rubber fingers, and they are used in offices to help...

Dogs: Cairn terrier, controlled environments, annoying behavior
controlled environments, annoying behavior, practice sessions: Dear Rebeca, Thanks for writing. You ll need to teach that rascal what you do want in order to stop what you don t want. First you ll teach and practice the alternate (wanted) behavior then, you ll practice with your pup with different grades of distractions....

Dogs: Cairn terrier puppy, american kennel club, carin terrier
american kennel club, carin terrier, animals cats: Hi Henriette, Your Cairn Terrier should reach his adult size by about 1 year old. By the second year, there may still be some bone growth and he ll definitely fill out by then. This refers to building muscle; bulking up (his chest may seem to become...

Dogs: Two Cairns in a Home, human eyes, cairn terrier
human eyes, cairn terrier, disdain: Just continue to ignore this behavior and I am sure Gus will eventually come around to some degree. The fact that he is tolerating her is a good sign. You seem to think that Molly is the more dominant dog, but I do wonder from your description of Gus s...

Dogs: Calcium Oxalate Crystals, calcium oxalate crystals, mobile home park
calcium oxalate crystals, mobile home park, newport beach ca: Ok. Now that I m home, I m going to do my best to answer all of your questions. You want to avoid feeding her anything that might cause high amounts of calcium in her bloodstream. Excess calcium, protein, and sodium in her diet may contribute to calcium oxalate...

Dogs: Calories, calories per day, vital nutrients
calories per day, vital nutrients, science diet: Hi Kristin; A good site with a lot of good information on feeding and other dog care is, www.dogage.com If you can feel the ribs when you rub your hands gently ( not pressing down) down her sides, but you cannpt SEE her ribs, then she is about the right...

Dogs: Cancer in dog, hydrogen peroxide, referral index
hydrogen peroxide, referral index, veterinary acupuncture: Hi Sandy, I m sorry to hear of your dog s illness, and understand how desperately you want to do something to help him. I know hydrogen peroxide can be added to a dog s drinking water at the ratio of 1 ounce to 1 quart of water, but that s if the water...

Dogs: Cane Corso Puppy, bad neighborhood, cane corso
bad neighborhood, cane corso, hime: Bottom line. You bought a puppy from a breeder who you obviously didnt think much of. I m not surprised there is something wrong. I have never heard of a puppy act this way. You screwed up big time. The dog sounds traumatised and needs a vet and or behavioural...

Dogs: Cane Corso pup, kitty mills, puppy mill
kitty mills, puppy mill, puppy mills: Hi Selina; It sounds like the situation this puppy was raised in before you got her traumatized her, but good. Those places, where the animals have little human contact, and are kept in such confinement are called puppy mills, or kitty mills. People breed...

Dogs: Canine ailment, canine ailment, lab puppies
canine ailment, lab puppies, vetenarian: Hi Phil Do not worry about rating me I could care less I know how good I am with animals without ratings. thanks anyhow. I appreciate your consideration however from the low lifes that prey out of jealously. This dog is genetic causes from Seizures of...

Dogs: Canine Colitis, purina beneful, red blood cells
purina beneful, red blood cells, inflammatory bowel disease: I would definitely do bloodwork. Colitis or pancreatitis can sometimes cause some values to be out of whack so that may help, and it ll also check liver, kidney functions, white and red blood cells, etc. Also, if they haven t done a fecal cytology I would...

Dogs: Canine diabetes, liver count, check appointments
liver count, check appointments, humulin n: Hi Debbie, With dedicated home care , re-check appointments with the veterinarian, and a teamwork approach between the owner and the doctor, many diabetic dogs can live healthy lives for several years. For those pets that fail to respond to therapy a shortened...

Dogs: Canine diet, border collie mix, mary l brennan
border collie mix, mary l brennan, food quantities: Hi john; sorry, it doesn t. Neither of the authors you mentioned are scientists, nor have they the backgroud for writing a book to be listened to all that much. Anyone can write a book and get it published. What you are feeding is pretty much wjhat off-brand...

Dogs: Canine Eye, veterinary opthalmologist, english springer spaniel
veterinary opthalmologist, english springer spaniel, eye screenings: I have no idea what this is, but your veterinarian could give you the contact information to a veterinary opthalmologist in your area. All dogs should have yearly eye exams to check for potential problems. Occasionally, kennel clubs or other dog organizations...

Dogs: Canine Flu, chain link fence, jack russells
chain link fence, jack russells, several dogs: Hi Syndi :-) I don t this this is canine flu hun. But it does sound like it could be Kennel Cough, a Throat infection or some form of viral infection. All of these are treated with Antibiotics and it will clear up the infection. If your Dog does cough...

Dogs: Canine Pregnancy, canine pregnancy, bitch in heat
canine pregnancy, bitch in heat, legs spread: Hi, it is a good possibility that she came into a silent heat at 11 months old. Has it been approx. 63 days since then? The gestation period for a dog is 63 days. She is going through all the changes, but she has also been through a lot of external changes...

Dogs: Canine Pregnancy, canine pregnancy, pregnant females
canine pregnancy, pregnant females, vet care: Bet, I would think the breeder from whom you bought your dog would be the most helpful to you. Other than that, becoming more affectionate, sometimes throwing up or urinating in the house. darkening and enlarging of the nipples, spreading of girth, extreme...

Dogs: Canine Seizures, canine seizures, tonic clonic seizure
canine seizures, tonic clonic seizure, focal seizures: Hi Becky :-) I am very sorry about your Dog hun. It does sound like the brain tumor is causing the seizures. Also, it is not unheard of for Thyroid problems to cause mild seizures in some Dogs. But I would definitely think it was the brain tumor causing...

Dogs: Canned Chicken, chicken food, low sodium
chicken food, low sodium, canned chicken: There are reasons for this recall and not all brands are affected by the problem, check out the list of brands, then find a brand which is not affected like Pedigree, which is what I feed my dog. There are many more brands of dog food which are of better quality...

Dogs: Car Chasing, obedience course, head collar
obedience course, head collar, prong collar: When you said halter, did you mean the Haltie Head Collar? Usually they and the other brands Gentle Leader and Promise are the answer to even the most recalcitrant puller. If that was not what you meant, I would suggest picking up one and trying it. Unlike...

Dogs: Car Sickness I think, car sickness, riding in the car
car sickness, riding in the car, nice walk: Not a far stretch at all, that is what has probably happened. Our dog when we first got her was horribly sick for days after eating some gravy we had put on her food. After that we couldn t get her to eat. After 4 days of this I was terrified, and was...

Dogs: Carefully Researched Jealousy Question, australian dingo, female rottweiler
australian dingo, female rottweiler, moms lab: Bless you for taking in that poor puppy, Nelo! The behaviors that your older female is showing are dominance behaviors, even though there is no mounting or aggression. Dominance does not always equal aggression. You said your older dog [walks] RIGHT...

Dogs: Caring for an Elderly Dog, mental deterioration, youthful vigor
mental deterioration, youthful vigor, classic signs: Hi Jo, Dogs who don t feel well will often cling to their owners, especially an old dog who has long thought of you as their security. It is also possible Bella has some senility starting, but the veterinarian will need to rule out medical reasons for...

Dogs: Carpet Digger, floppy ears, tail fan
floppy ears, tail fan, scottish terrier: I don t think it has anything to do with keeping his nails cut, Jennifer. Without actually seeing it, it s difficult to say why he s doing it. Does he do it when you re at home or when you re away? Does he do it at specific times? Is there anything under the...

Dogs: Castrated Male Dog & Female in Heat, false pregnancy, intact male
false pregnancy, intact male, waistline: Dear Sue, Thanks for the question. This is sort of out of my expertise- but- here goes- if the female is sporting an extended abdomen with no waistline , I m assuming this means she is gaining weight. If that is the case, no I don t think it s a false pregnancy...

Dogs: Cat and puppies, lahso apso, cindy lou
lahso apso, cindy lou, angel wings: Hello Heather, My best advice is to wait until she has grown her angel wings. I say this because a puppy can be very trying and annoying even to a younger cat, let alone an older one. Puppies don t know better and they can t help that their teeth are so...

Dogs: Cat, pedialite, skin and bones
pedialite, skin and bones, allexperts: Hi Myra, You ve posted your cat question in the dog section of AllExperts. Although I am not a cat expert , if this were my cat and I suspected poisoning, I d take it to a vet. Poisoning is serious, possibly life threatening business! It is not...

Dogs: Catahoula Border mix - ivermectrin safe?, border collie mix, skin mites
border collie mix, skin mites, border collie: I m no vet here and I ve never had this problem, so it is just a guess on my part, but I would think that you are seeing improvements in your dog s skin because the ivermectin is working and is killing off the mites. If this is the case, I would think she...

Dogs: Catahoula Puppy, poops, uti
poops, uti, 6pm: Jaclyn, could it be that he is sensing that something is about to change and it s making him anxious? Could he possibly have a UTI? Does he indicate that he needs to go at all, or does he just start going in the middle of whatever he s doing? As stated on...

Dogs: Catahoula, veterinary dermatologist, hair loss in dogs
veterinary dermatologist, hair loss in dogs, veterinary pathologist: Hi Donna, Hair loss in dogs can have one (or several) of a list of causes ranging from a primary skin condition such as a bacterial infection, nutritional problems, hormonal problems (such as hypothyroidism, or problems with other hormones such as estrogen...

Dogs: Catnip and dogs, food issues, catnip
food issues, catnip, diarrhoea: Hello Debbie and thanks for your question. I would not be inclined to believe that the catnip spray is causing your dog to have diarrhea, but anything is possible. There may be an ingredient in the spray that disagrees with her. I d be more inclined...

Dogs: Cats and Dogs, english springer spaniel, cats and dogs
english springer spaniel, cats and dogs, obedience training: Naomi...i believe that the cat is going to be more of a problem then the dog will. But this is a hard question to answer without knowing how the two will be. Even if the dog chases the cat at first, the cat will run and be able to hide, and in most cases,...

Dogs: Cavalier King CHarles Spaniels, cavalier king charles spaniels, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniels, cavalier king charles, calm dogs: Hello Claire, Cavaliers are wonderful sweet, calm dogs. If you get the smaller of the litter I believe this would work for what you want. In general they do not get to be much more than 10 pounds. I myself have a toy poodle and she has a carry bag all of...

Dogs: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, cavalier king charles spaniels, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniels, cavalier king charles, little dogs: Their are wonderful little dogs you..but they are just a tad big to be carried around in a bag. They are not small like a toy breed. They are active and are not the type to be toted around. They would want to get down and run around. Cav s are also prone to...

Dogs: Cephalexin for Dog, broken tooth, cephalexin
broken tooth, cephalexin, exact same thing: Hi Danielle, I hesitate to say yes on this, but then I don t want to say no either. If it is the exact same drug and the mg are the same, then I think it should be ok. The reason I hesitate is that I wonder if it may be a different type that is used for...

Dogs: Cesar Millan(Dog Whisperer), cesar millan, avalible
cesar millan, avalible, canned food: Never heard of this man but dogs yes tend to eat when its avalible at lest my labrador retvier does will eat anything off counters or tables...she will steal people food and try eat out of grabages even thou her high quaility hard food is right across the...

Dogs: CHANGES IN MY DOGS BEHAVIOUR, shelley davis, rescue remedy
shelley davis, rescue remedy, blood panel: Hi, Thanks for writing to me about your Lab who is having problems sleeping through the night. The first thing that is essential to do is to have your vet to do a full exam and blood panel, including thyroid. It is important to rule out any underlying...

Dogs: CHEWING BLANKETS, jean pants, being a baby
jean pants, being a baby, behavior modification: Hi, Your baby is just being a baby. Get him lots of chew toys and things to hold his interest. Toys that can have treats inserted into them so that baby can figure out ways to get them out are super to keep his attention. Use behavior modification,sharp no...

Dogs: CHEWING!!, painful gums, milk teeth
painful gums, milk teeth, bedroom doors: Hi Danielle; I could be partly lonliness, but it could also be that he is cutting new teeth. They go through another teething at about a year old. This can vary by several months, and they will need to chew again, to ease the swollen and painful gums, and...

Dogs: our CHI RAT varied, lump on leg, puppy mill
lump on leg, puppy mill, dainty feet: Hi Melissa, I think she may have a luxating patella which is very common in small dogs. Basically it is where the knee joint doesn t stay in place. It is genetic in origin, very common in chihuahuas and in a lot of cases surgery is the only real cure. ...

Dogs: CHIHUAHUA ALLERGY/REVERSE SNEEZING, soft palate, reverse sneeze
soft palate, reverse sneeze, sneezy: Anna, It may be helpful, you just want to try to break her cycle of reverse sneezing by bringing her out of the mindset she is in. There are different ways to distract her, so try the different suggestions and see what works for you. Have a good day!...

Dogs: CHIHUAHUA HOUSEBREAKING, little butt, male dogs
little butt, male dogs, bathmat: Hi Jonathan; He is not peeing because he needs to go. He is marking his new territory. If he has not been neutered, it would help this problem a some if he were neutered. Neutering him will also help to insure his health and help him live longer. Male...

Dogs: Change in Behavior, bach flower essences, bach rescue remedy
bach flower essences, bach rescue remedy, cherry plum: Denise, Sorry for the long delay, but I was out sick and didn t have access to my library. The absolute best thing I ve found for situations such as yours is Bach Flower Essences. They work wonders for fear such as you dog is experiencing. I ve had dogs...

Dogs: Change in Dog behavior, separation anxiety, back door
separation anxiety, back door, paws: Getting a taller gate may help,but again it may only be temporary until she decides to scratch that up,as well-it seems like there s someplace in the house that she wants to go to In some cases of separation anxiety some dogs have to be on medication,some...

Dogs: Change in Dog behavior, separation anxiety, back door
separation anxiety, back door, paws: Hi Katie, Isolating your dog in a pen outside isn t going to solve your dog s problems, in fact it can make her problems worse. Since your dog knows how to use a doggy door, and that method always worked in the past, why not install a doggie door in...

Dogs: Change in Dogs behavior, cindy lou, laundry room
cindy lou, laundry room, going to the bathroom: Hello Craig, Well his body may still be on the other schedule and he has not adapted to the new one. You might have to go back to the beginning steps like confining him, whether its in a crate or with gates for the kitchen or laundry room. Continue letting...

Dogs: Change in Eating Habits, appetite stimulants, canned dog food
appetite stimulants, canned dog food, dry dog food: Hi Liz, Your puppy probably isn t feeling 100% just yet, it could be why he s being a reluctant eater. The only problem with adding tasty tidbits to your pup s diet, as an enticement to get him to eat, is that he s going to learn very quickly that if...

Dogs: Change in fur color, shiny fur, mixed dogs
shiny fur, mixed dogs, fur color: Dogs will sometimes turn gray as they age, most especially around the muzzle, but it can happen all over. Five years isn t necessarily old, but since she is a large breed you could definitely consider her middle aged. Since she has dark colored hair anyway...

Dogs: Change in peeing habits, human medicine, sharpei
human medicine, sharpei, uti: Hi Cherise, I m sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. If it is still persisting, then you definitely need to get her in. I wouldn t recommend giving her human medicine as it is changed a little for humans, as their system is a little different. Plus...

Dogs: Changed the crate, large dog crate, kong toy
large dog crate, kong toy, peanut butter: It could be that he feels a little lost in the bigger crate,what you can do to keep him busy is to get a Kong toy and fill it with peanut butter,as he will be too busy trying to get the peanut butter rather then barking Also try to put as many toys,blankets...

Dogs: Changing Puppy food?, puppy food, mold problem
puppy food, mold problem, science diet: Hello, Yes i would get him off the diamond thou I ve never heard of it if its a quality vet you have and knows what he is talking about or she is talking about(my vet is a lady...shes very smart and anwsers everything I ask her in great detail). If there was...

Dogs: Chasing Cars, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, instincts: Karen, perhaps the simplest solution would be to fence your property, or at least an area of it, to confine him when he is outside. I am a firm believer that dogs should not be tied or chained up, because it can cause all kinds of behavioral problems...

Dogs: Cheeba, petco stores, smart baby
petco stores, smart baby, shi tzu: Hi Rebecca; After she eats she will need to move her bowels. This can be from 5 minutes after for some dogs, and a half hour or so for others. She will need to empty her bladder soon after she drinks. After she eats, watch her, and when she starts looking...

Dogs: Cherry Eyes, tear gland, cherry eye
tear gland, cherry eye, q tip: Cherry eye is when the tear gland swells and protrudes from the eye. It is more common in breeds that have the smooshed face. Sometimes it can be fixed by simply carefully folding the tissue back in with a Q-tip (I would have a vet do this). Sometimes...

Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Odor, chesapeake bay retriever, fragrance sprays
chesapeake bay retriever, fragrance sprays, cheesie: Unfortunately, you picked the wrong breed if doggy odor bothers you. That unique oily coat comes along with its own lovely aroma. I wouldn t bathe her more often than every two weeks as you don t want to dry out her skin too much. Be sure you rinse the...

Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriver goiing potty in the house., puppy housebreaking tips, brittany spanial
puppy housebreaking tips, brittany spanial, daily basis: Hi Becky! I will start with the shedding problem. The only thing you can really do is get a good brush and brush him as often as you can. They need to get rid of that extra coat when the weather gets warmer, so do both of yourselves a favor, and brush...

Dogs: Chew toys, nyla bone, milk bones
nyla bone, milk bones, instant gratification: Hi steve; Thank you for the pictures of Joey. He is PRECIUOS! He looks like he thinks he is in trouble. Oh these babies are just so micunderstood. Nobody knows how they truly suffer, trying to educate their persons. It is such a hard and thankless life...

Dogs: Chewing., rawhide chews, nyla bone
rawhide chews, nyla bone, mousetraps: I really doubt the change in diet had much to do with the less chewing. Many dogs chew less after they are 2 years old. Their teeth and jaws are fully formed before that. To control chewing, keep a close eye on the dog when your are around. As soon as...

Dogs: Chewing, leash correction, flat nylon
leash correction, flat nylon, kong toy: Aki, do you know how old he is, or approximately how old? What sorts of things have you given him to chew on? Here s what I can suggest: When you catch him in the act of chewing on someting inappropriate (such as the couch, table leg, etc.), say NO...

Dogs: Chewing, dane puppy, own toys
dane puppy, own toys, feeding time: Some dogs cease to be problem chewers much younger than others. Even if she settles down by a relatively young 4 months, how are you going to live with her for now? Your best option is a crate. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued...

Dogs: Chewing, lab puppy, rugs
lab puppy, rugs, shoes: A lab puppy will chew on everything until it is grown. They are the worst chewers. Be sure that it has plenty of chew toys to keep it busy. Really all you can do is keep the stuff that you don t want him to chew on put up where he can t get to it. Try to give...

Dogs: Chewing, doggy daycare, plastic toys
doggy daycare, plastic toys, phonies: I think the people that claim they can train dogs not to chew when they aren t around are phonies. The best solution for most dogs is to crate them. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much...

Dogs: Chewing, canned dog food, dry dog food
canned dog food, dry dog food, canned pumpkin: Do you mean she s been chewing on *shoes* Brandy? If so, then the most simple solution would be to put them where she cannot get them, of course. Is she crate trained? If not, I would recommend getting her one and putting her in it at night and when you cannot...

Dogs: Chewing!!, accordian doors, swedish meatball
accordian doors, swedish meatball, puppy food: I had the same problem with my terriers. What I did was I changed the dog food to Eukanuba PUPPY food for about 6-8 months adding a little microwaved chopmeat (about the size of a swedish meatball) with a quarter of a cup of water. If they are chewing at...

Dogs: Chewing!!, accordian doors, nyla bone
accordian doors, nyla bone, obedience class: Hi Jennifer; She was chewing when you first got her because she was loosing her baby milk teeth and getting new ones. At about a year old they teeth again. Their gums swell and get tender just like human babies gums do, and they chew to relieve the pain....

Dogs: Chewing, maltese poodle, hello my baby
maltese poodle, hello my baby, zest for life: Have you tried putting a no-chew spray on the corner she is chewing? You can get this sort of spray from most pet stores. The only other thing you can do is to keep her out of the room where she is doing the chewing while you are not there to supervise...

Dogs: Chewing Blankets, bitter apple, bed coverings
bitter apple, bed coverings, petstore: Well what you can do is get a product called bitter apple and it can be bought at any petstore(if you can t find that brand just ask for something that you can spray on that stops the dog from chewing) It doesn t stain anything and it won t hurt the dog...

Dogs: Chewing on Dog bed, male weimaraner, dry dog food
male weimaraner, dry dog food, puppy behavior: Tara, I have three words for you: Normal Puppy Behavior! *wink* Your dog is still very much a puppy at one year of age. He is also a high energy breed. Do you give him anything else to occupy himself when you leave? If all he has is the dog bed, then that...

Dogs: Chewing on Fur, anxiety problem, bald spots
anxiety problem, bald spots, behaviorist: First if you have had the dog checked out at the vet, it may be an anxiety problem. You may need to get in touch with a behaviorist to figure out how to take care of the problem. Sorry i can not help you further here with out seeing the dog. Good luck nanc...

Dogs: Chewing her feet, ketoconazole tablets, healing open wounds
ketoconazole tablets, healing open wounds, nyla bones: Hello, This is a common problem in dogs of all breeds...sadly. I have to ask one question thou and its why did you take away her toys? Wouldnt you think if she had toys and ropes/kongs and nyla bones and rawhides to chew one she wouldnt chew her feet? Also...

Dogs: Chewing on herself, weed killers, border collie
weed killers, border collie, upset tummy: Some dogs eat grass if they have an upset tummy. I don t know if it helps them throw up, but they usually will. Mine eat grass because they like it, particularly the new green stuff in the spring. They get out there and start browsing like a buncha cows.......

Dogs: Chewing and ripping apart, chow mix dog, chow chow
chow mix dog, chow chow, laundry basket: I don t understand why you aren t going back to the crate. I don t think gates or locking a dog in one room works near as well as a crate. And you may have to stick with the cone until she quits chewing at her self. Also, try leaving her a Kong filled with...

Dogs: Chewing and Swallowing Rocks, nervous breakdowns, animal massage
nervous breakdowns, animal massage, minute massage: Hi Mark Some dogs develope compulsive bahavior to strange hings. One man wrote me once about how to get his dog over a compulsion to seim. She was a Black Lab, and would not get out of the pool. She would keep going in, and he was afraid she would become...

Dogs: Chewing Trees, c lines, expanded metal
c lines, expanded metal, stove pipe: I am afraid you will have to find heavier protection. I have seen a fairly heavy plastic that coils around the tree trunk. If that doesn t work, you may have to use expanded metal. There is stove pipe that comes flat and the seam snaps together. I used...

Dogs: Chewing up things, miniature poodle, window blinds
miniature poodle, window blinds, new carpet: dear ronn well the only way to teach the puppy what is good and bad is by crating her.. what you can do is get a large crate or small dog pin and if you have a garage or utility room keep them both in there.. they can be together and your house wont be destroyed.....

Dogs: Chewing, rawhide bone, latex toys
rawhide bone, latex toys, fleece toys: Hi Kenyah, At 1 1 /2 years, your large dog is still acting like a puppy. Large breeds mature slowly, which translates into longer time chewing, I m afraid. Since you already know your dog is an aggressive chewer, you need to provide her with safe, appropriate...

Dogs: Chews lip until raw, beet pulp, west highland terrier
beet pulp, west highland terrier, quality dog food: Dog food is very individual. But in his case, if you re going with a commercially prepared food I would probably go with Innova. Change him gradually. Start with a mix of 3/4 of his regular food and a quarter Innova, in a week or so go to half then in a few...

Dogs: Chi/Dacshund mix in 1st heat, sister daisy, mammary tumors
sister daisy, mammary tumors, dacshund: If its possible to get the one who is not in heat spayed now, I would recommend doing it since studies have shown that spaying before their first heat cycle can drastically reduce the chance of mammary tumors later in life. You can even get the other one...

Dogs: My Chi Hurts, blood test results, hills prescription diet
blood test results, hills prescription diet, fever reducer: Hi Thea, No, this doesn t go onto a message board. It s a free help site called ALL Experts, or Ask the Expert. If you go there, you can click on different experts and look at the questions that have been asked and the answers given. If harley has...

Dogs: Chi poodle, poodle mix dogs, cat litter pan
poodle mix dogs, cat litter pan, cock a poos: She may get confused if you try to train her to potty outside and in the litterbox at the same time, but you can train her to use the litterbox first, and then later on, when she s reliably going to the litterbox, you can train her to go outside if you want....

Dogs: Chi puppy in heat, mini poodle, female pup
mini poodle, female pup, longhair chihuahua: Kelly, Four months is very unusual for a dog to come into season. I would wait at least one more heat and better to wait two more. Honestly, I don t know why you would want to breed her. She is not full blooded, and there are so many unwanted dogs out...

Dogs: Chi puppy, pedigree puppy, usable nutrients
pedigree puppy, usable nutrients, puppy foods: Hi Kassandra. Shame on the breeder for letting your pup go so young. I can speak to the food issue - The people who told you that the Pedigree puppy food is not good for her were correct. Commercial dog foods differ enormously in the ingredients they...

Dogs: Chihauhuas, jack russell terrier, labrador retriver
jack russell terrier, labrador retriver, chihuahuas: Hello again! Thank you for saying nice things about my website. Here is the link: http://www.geocities.com/the_pets_of_our_lives/index.html be sure and sign my guestbook too! About your questions....... I don t think your chih pup will fight with your...

Dogs: Chihuaha acting weird, blood panel, emotional changes
blood panel, emotional changes, spam folder: Hi Hector, Thank you for writing to me about your Chihuahua of only 6 months. I apologize for the delay in responding. Somehow your email went into my spam folder and was just discovered today. Thank you for your patience. By now, you will have visited...

Dogs: Chihuaha and Lab mating, false pregnancy, chihuaha
false pregnancy, chihuaha, vulva: Hi Brandy, Odds are against it, but if somehow it happened, you need to get her in to a vet and get an xray to make sure the pups don t get too big as it could kill her. She probably has a false pregnancy, but I would play it safe. Hope this helps, Daw...

Dogs: Chihuahau marks everything, puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine
puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine, water intake: Hi Maria, If your Chi is not neutered, it will help to do so. Here are some great housebreaking tips. Even though it says it s for puppies, you can still follow the instructions and if you do that, you should have some luck! PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING TIPS...

Dogs: Chihuahua, green stuff, treatable
green stuff, treatable, antibiotics: Hi Lisa, This really doesn t sound very good. I think, because your dog is elderly, that you definetley need to take her to the vet. She probably needs antibiotics. This may be some type of virus, not really sure. Is she vaccinated annually? Older dogs...

Dogs: Chihuahua, nail clipper, acid alkaline balance
nail clipper, acid alkaline balance, vetmed: Hi Christine, It s safe to cut your puppies nails, you can probably use a regular toe nail clipper. Be careful about cutting too much, as it will cause the nails to bleed. It s much better to cut just a tiny bit off, but cut the nails weekly until they...

Dogs: Chihuahua, newborn puppies, quality puppy
newborn puppies, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Susan, After having her babies, when the mother dog is ready for some food and water, bring the dishes to her. She will not want to leave the newborn puppies. Do not leave the dishes on the floor in the area where the puppies are, as the puppies could...

Dogs: Chihuahua, small breed dogs, accidents in the home
small breed dogs, accidents in the home, chiwawas: Hi Katherine, All puppies, including Chihuahua s have accidents in the home. A puppy doesn t not have bowel or bladder control until it s a least 12 weeks old, and then it must be taught not to go in the home. With small breed dogs, the housebreaking...

Dogs: Chihuahua, physical therapy rehabilitation, x rays
physical therapy rehabilitation, x rays, joints: Stephanie, Sounds like your chi definitely has some kind or joint or bone issue. Chances are it is genetic and something he was born with. The only way to find out what s going on is to go to the vet. The vet should take X-rays to check the joints...

Dogs: Chihuahua, pregnancy and labor, truble
pregnancy and labor, truble, c section: Hello If she is under 4 1/2 to 5 pounds she should not be bred the chances of her having truble during pregnancy and Labor(ie needs a c-section) are very great and the cahnces of her loosing her life are even greater to atain teh smaller sizes in chi s......

Dogs: Chihuahua, obedience school, female chihuahua
obedience school, female chihuahua, nips: Yes-I have trained dogs that are as old as 8 or 9,and I think that is what you need to do,as this is a very serious issue and needs to be dealt with sooner rather then later Call around different trainers and tell them the issues you are having and pick...

Dogs: Chihuahua, carpets rugs, aggresive
carpets rugs, aggresive, allexperts: I m not sure what happened, Sarah, but I do not see your response. Allexperts has been undergoing some changes over the past few weeks and I ve had this problem with a few other people s responses as well. Could you send the answers again? Here is your previous...

Dogs: About my Chihuahua, breanna, dog beds
breanna, dog beds, walmart: Hi Breanna; Walmart. Target, any pet store and lots of sites online. Chech out these at www.dog.com http://www.dogbedusa.com/dog-beds.html http://www.dogbedworks.com/ http://www.dogbedworks.com/ There is a nice assortment on these pages....

Dogs: Chihuahua, jean donaldson, female chihuahua
jean donaldson, female chihuahua, distinct issues: Dear Brenda, Thanks for the question. Sorry to hear of your troubles. As you know, most dogs will come to their owners and are happy to interact. Some dogs do guard items, people, spaces, et cetera.There are two distinct issues her - Resource Guarding...

Dogs: my Chihuahua, chihuahuas, chihuahua
chihuahuas, chihuahua, puppies: Hello and thank you for your questions, Chihuahuas or any dog in genral start eating softened foods at 4 weeks of age and are fully weaned and eatting on there own by 7 weeks which is normaly the age you can buy a puppy though some breeders keep there...

Dogs: Chihuahua, hereditary eye problems, internal parasites
hereditary eye problems, internal parasites, health checks: First of all, be sure the puppy is at least eight weeks old before bringing it home. Puppies learn to inhibit their bites and learn to talk dog from their mother and littermates during those early weeks after their baby teeth come in. A tiny puppy like this...

Dogs: Chihuahua, urinary tract infection, little bit
urinary tract infection, little bit, vet: Hi Serena! She may have a urinary tract infection. Since she is normally housebroken, and is only going a little bit, that s what it sounds like. You need to take her to a Vet. It will only get worse. She will need meds to clear it up God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: Chihuahua, pregnancy risk, little dogs
pregnancy risk, little dogs, big dogs: Hey Jessi. Unfortunately there s nothing you can really give her. Her heat should last a/b a week or so. But I would recommend getting her spayed. Little dogs do run a much higher pregnancy risk than big dogs do. Especially with how little she is. There can...

Dogs: Chihuahua, lack of appetite, stomach problems
lack of appetite, stomach problems, low sodium: Hi Susan, You didn t say what the problem is that your dog is having. Gastro-intestinal something is rather vague. You need to have your dog evaluated by your vet for the reason your dog is refusing food. Lack of appetite can range from mouth sores...

Dogs: Chihuahua aggression., puppy pre school, strange dogs
puppy pre school, strange dogs, small dogs: Hi Lea; Usually aggreeeion in very small dogs is because they are spoiled rotten and allowed to rule the house, or and this we see a lot of, she is so small and wants to warn others off so she won t get hurt. It sounda like that is the case with Lily. She...

Dogs: Chihuahua behavior, best bet, unusual behavior
best bet, unusual behavior, hypoglycemia: Kim..sounds like you may be right about the hypoglycemia..that is what it sounds like to me.your friend may want to try another vet as the first one doesnt seem to know. I do not think that the problem has anything to do with training so a vet is your best...

Dogs: Chihuahua breeding, stud boy, real deal
stud boy, real deal, abdomen: Hey Colleen. Dolphins are the only mammals besides humans that mate for pleasure. So that s out of the question. The female will allow the male to mount her as much as she ll tolerate. I would wait a/b 2 weeks & bring her to the vet for an exam. They can feel...

Dogs: Chihuahua chewing bedding, dachhound, knawing
dachhound, knawing, life span: Hi BJ, Your chihuahua is suffering from anxiety which is not that uncommon for a rescue dog who has been displaced as many times as he has. Think of him as a human child. His mental age equivalency to a human child is 16 years old, so think of a 16 year...

Dogs: How to get a Chihuahua/Dachsunds mix to potty train, fed doesn, hint answer
fed doesn, hint answer, hand fed: Cheryl, free-fed doesn t mean hand-fed. Free feeding is leaving food in his bowl for him all the time, as opposed to feeding him at certain times of the day, and then picking up the bowl after 30 minutes or so. It sounds like he s just not finishing...

Dogs: Chihuahua with Diarhea, bland food diet, skin elasticity
bland food diet, skin elasticity, bloody diarrhea: Hi Nadia, If Bubba is acting lethargic, and has stopped drinking water for the past day, then he needs to be taken to your veterinarian. He may have a serious disease, and needs to be re-hydrated with Intravenous fluids. If your dog does not have the following...

Dogs: Chihuahua Diarreah, moist dog food, vet visit
moist dog food, vet visit, putrid odor: Hi LeAnne; First are their Parvo shots up to date? If not, does the poop have a very putrid odor, not the usual odor? If yes, get them to the Vet RIGHT AWAY! If their Parvo shots are up to date, then this may not be an emergency. Very often when the food...

Dogs: Chihuahua eating feces, food storage container, dog food storage container
food storage container, dog food storage container, female chihuahua: Poo eating is largely a puppy thing, but it does need to be stopped unless you want it to continue. I do recommend that you put her on a feeding schedule, leaving her bowl down for 30 minutes and then picking it back up again and putting what s left back in...

Dogs: Chihuahua favoring her paw, pain medication, hi chris
pain medication, hi chris, splint: Hi Chris :-) Unfortunately the split/cast is necessary for the next 3 weeks hun. This is so her paw can heal and any injury to the area can also heal and so she stops biting it and putting weight on it. The only thing you can really do is keep her paw...

Dogs: Chihuahua giving birth, giving birth, sacks
giving birth, sacks, puppies: Sometimes the sack will come out first, before the puppies, Sometimes the puppies did not develop in the sacks, you may end up with more sacks than puppies, she will want to eat the sacks, it is ok for her to eat a couple because that will stimulate labor...

Dogs: Chihuahua's in HEAT?, silent seasons, day4
silent seasons, day4, chihuahuas: I keep my dogs separated when I don t want them to breed. When I am breeding someone, I still keep the dogs separated until I actually breed them with my supervision. DOGS CAN GET INJURED IF LEFT TO THEIR OWN RESOURCES! (And your male could be making himself...

Dogs: Chihuahua Help, time luke, medical issue
time luke, medical issue, housetraining: Dear Luke, Thanks for the questions. I can help. GO to my web site and download the free complete housetraining instructions. Web site is http://www.howsbentley.com Some highlights from the instructions. Attach a bell to his collar so that you are alerted...

Dogs: Can a Chihuahua impregnate a pit bull dog??, pitt bulls, lil tits
pitt bulls, lil tits, false pregnancy: Hi Loretta, It s possible, but unlikely without help. Sounds to me like she is experiencing a false pregnancy. They will even develop milk sometimes! This will go away on its own, but sometimes they will adopt an object and make it their baby . Most dogs...

Dogs: Chihuahua with itching and spots of irration, jack russell terrier, puppy chow
jack russell terrier, puppy chow, having puppies: Hello, I can say it sounds like allergies but it could be mange...she needs to see a vet,... the money can probaly be gotten from somewhere...friends/family/loan shops it is very important she sees her vet right away...as allergies are relitivly easy to treat...

Dogs: Chihuahua Jealousy, watchful eye, gus
watchful eye, gus, rescuers: Hello...lol Dog Vs Dating....it doesnt always pan out. I can reccomend you feeding Gus, offering him his toys, and his favorite treats, also walking him or playing fetch with him will teach him you are an o.k fellow and maybe he should just keep a watchful...

Dogs: Chihuahua and jealousy, spray bottle, chihuahua
spray bottle, chihuahua, grandchildren: Hi Pat, have a spray bottle filled with water ready, and when she starts the behavior, spray her with the water and tell her no . Everytime she does the behavior, raise the bottle and tell her no . Soon you ll just be able to show her the bottle and she...

Dogs: Chihuahua loss of blance, appetite., full body scan, shelley davis
full body scan, shelley davis, vet hospital: Dear Amy, Thank you for writing to me. My heart is breaking for you and your little Chi. It is obvious that your vet doesn t have a clue as to what is going on. You simply must get a second opinion from a specialist...I would suggest that you start...

Dogs: Chihuahua and Maltese Potty Training Problems, large dog breeds, big doggies
large dog breeds, big doggies, chihuahua mix: Little doggies are no different than big doggies, when it comes to training. They should be treated exactly the same, but often, little dogs are babied and allowed to get away with things that would get big dogs put to sleep in a heartbeat. It s sad, really....

Dogs: Chihuahua-ok?, flea and tick control, mild soap
flea and tick control, mild soap, flea and tick control for dogs: Alison, I have never heard of this reaction. It may very well be from the flea control. Your dog may be allergic. If I were you, I would hold out a bit and see what happens. I don t think it is life threatening, and at this point there s not much you...

Dogs: Chihuahua Potty Training, carpets rugs, minpin
carpets rugs, minpin, aggresive: Sarah, I m so sorry you re having problems with your babies. I will do my very best to help you solve the housebreaking issues you re having. First I have just a couple of questions: 1. How long did you try crating her? 2. Did she have any type of bedding...

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy not eating, puppy food, cindy lou
puppy food, cindy lou, small dogs: Hello Natalie, this is unusual as most puppies eat all the time. Maybe the food is to large for him. Get puppy food that has small bites for small dogs such as yours, If it is still to big go back to the method of soaking it in warm water, at least until...

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy Untrainable? Surely not., free reign, housebreaking
free reign, housebreaking, evening hours: Some dogs are just harder to train than others. Proper treatment before you get them is very important too. If they have been allowed to stay clean, they will adapt to your system. If they have been forced to live in their own waste, it will tough going....

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy?, rat terriers, adult dogs
rat terriers, adult dogs, great situation: Hi Jeanine. If your dogs are sociable with other dogs, there should be no problem. I have taken in many puppies through my rescue and my unsociable-with-other-adult-dogs akita was fine. After he got used to them, he treated them like his son/daughter. Also...

Dogs: Chihuahua peeing on bed, submissive urination, housebreaking
submissive urination, housebreaking, little dog: Yes, it definitely does sound like submissive urination. Often, this occurs in puppies, and if ignored, goes away on its own. Many people do not understand this, however, and will scold the puppy when he does it, which only makes the problem worse, and that...

Dogs: Chihuahua pregnancy, gestation period for a dog, female chihuahua
gestation period for a dog, female chihuahua, pregnancy tests: Hey Ann. The easiest way to tell would bring her to the vet for an ultrasound. They do have doggie pregnancy tests but they re not always accurate. If it was before Christmas, the vet will definitely be able to see any pups. The gestation period for a dog...

Dogs: Chihuahua problems, intact dogs, quality dogs
intact dogs, quality dogs, female chihuahua: If he isn t neutered, do so. Get her spayed. There is no good reason to keep intact dogs unless you are a serious breeder. Accidental breedings are a big factor in the millions of dogs we slaughter every year for lack of homes. People that have not made...

Dogs: Chihuahua problems, need help!, wire grid, housebreaking
wire grid, housebreaking, inattention: I am sorry I carelessly forgot to address some of your other concerns. I really want to help. I think it is quite obvious he has not had the best of care. Unfortunately much of my experience is in starting well bred puppy out right, not fixing older ones....

Dogs: Chihuahua pup, baby teeth, housebreaking
baby teeth, housebreaking, chihuahuas: I wish I had more experience with very young puppies and Chihuahuas. I think larger breeds develop teeth while they are still inert little lumps. By a month old they should be active and be busy biting each other with their teeth. At 3-4 months, they are...

Dogs: Chihuahua ripped her dew claw off, dew claw, dew claws
dew claw, dew claws, dewclaws: Hi Chrissy, I don t see the need to take her to a vet because I doubt they will do anything except look at it and tell you to just keep an eye on it. You could clean it with peroxide. There s really nothing that can be done, and if she is not bleeding...

Dogs: Chihuahua Skin Problem, chicken soup for the dog lover, laura murphy
chicken soup for the dog lover, laura murphy, solid gold barking at the moon: CeCe, I think it is most probably diet related. That would explain why your puppy is starting to exhibit the same symptoms. You don t mention what you re feeding, but if it s a dry kibble, then this is most likely an allergic dermatitis. Canned food...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, jack russell terrier, dogs labrador
jack russell terrier, dogs labrador, labrador retreiver: Hi Tara! Your chi might be scared of the larger dogs at first, but if you introduce them slowly, and the Lab is gentle, then there shouldn t be a problem. The Boston might be a little more curious , but I think they will get along fine. It just takes a...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, small breed dogs, check ups
small breed dogs, check ups, little dog: Hi Kathy, Without actually seeing one of these attacks , I can t say what s going on. Even though she s been having good reports from the vet, have you ever mentioned these attacks to the vet? It could be nothing more than the high strung trembling...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, chihuahua puppy, parent dogs
chihuahua puppy, parent dogs, spayed neutered: Tara, Mine bark at everything but I wouldn t consider it high pitched. The size of your pup really depends on the size of the parent dogs. There are not that many breeders out there that breed the true size of a chihuahua anymore. Check out the breed on...

Dogs: Chihuahua scratching ME in the face, tummy rubs, chihuahua puppy
tummy rubs, chihuahua puppy, right hook: Well, this is a tough one.... we had a wonderful bitch we lost last spring who, when she got up in our laps (mine anyway) liked to paw at our faces. I always said she was trying to rip my lips off! (Ya, it hurt; she always aimed for the mouth.) She taught...

Dogs: Chihuahua stomach problem, pee pee, faithful dogs
pee pee, faithful dogs, loyal dogs: Hi Nicole, Did you just bring him home? If so, then Yes, he is probably adjusting to his new home. If he is eating and drinking then that is a good sign. Dogs and cats will NOT eat if they are sick. I really would not worry about him unless he stops...

Dogs: Chihuahua very stubborn & aggressive, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, little dogs: Too many people see such behavior as cute and tolerate it. Worse yet, they allow dogs to perpetuate it by using nasty little dogs as breeding stock. If he isn t neutered, do so now. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog...

Dogs: Chihuahua Teeth, baby teeth, genetic condition
baby teeth, genetic condition, long hair: Hi Emily This is very very common with chi s. Take her to the vet and have him evaluate her mouth,. You don t want to wait for too long as having the double row of teeth will mess her bite up to the point that it could even be detrimental to her health. Let...

Dogs: Chihuahua training, bladder infection, j turner
bladder infection, j turner, problem thanks: Dear Pam, Thanks for the question. Anytime a dog has a rather sudden change in potty habits, it s best to rule out medical problems. Your girl might have a bladder infection, or other condition. Have her checked by your vet. Scolding and punishment rarely...

Dogs: Chihuahua training, natural instinct, time and patience
natural instinct, time and patience, cesar millan: Hi Regina, You really need to start crate training & confinement training the dog so that you can teach him control and also get him to understand that when he is inside he must hold it, and when he is outside, he can go. Crate training uses their natural...

Dogs: Chihuahua trouble, leash problem, other search engine
leash problem, other search engine, close distance: Problem 1: This is easily solved by not letting him outside off leash. I have no idea why he runs back home, but if he s allowed to keep doing it, it s going to become so ingrained in him that you may never break him of it, so do not let him outside off...

Dogs: Getting My Chihuahua To Use A Dog Litter, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I don t recommend using dog litter, but treating it the same as the outside spot I suggest should work. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts....

Dogs: Chihuahua Vomiting, cocker spaniel, upset stomach
cocker spaniel, upset stomach, intestinal obstruction: Hi Tara! I m not sure what to think of this. If she continues to vomit after every meal, then I would wonder if there were some kind of intestinal obstruction. I knew of a little cocker spaniel once, who swallowed a very small ball that got stuck in his...

Dogs: Chihuahua whelp, c section, spay
c section, spay, colleen: Hey Colleen. I m happy it all went well. The reason I recommend a spay is b/c if she had to have a c-section the deliver this litter, it s not safe at all to have to put her under anesthesia & cut her open just so she can have puppies. Doing another c-section...

Dogs: Chihuahua, 3 year old, bruises
3 year old, bruises, paws: Hi Jolene, I wish I could help you , but I have no idea what that could be! Have you ruled out bruises? I can t imagine it being that. Does it seem to bother Lucy when you press on it? Honestly, I wish I knew. If it were me, I would watch her and see...

Dogs: Chihuahuas..., natures choice, anxiety levels
natures choice, anxiety levels, james wellbeloved: Hi Shannon Yes a Chihuahua can be left for 2-3 hours at a time with no problems once they are house-trained. The best food to feed any puppy is complete high-quality kibble. A few I would recommend include Burns natural, James wellbeloved, eagle pack gold,...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, small dogs, chihuahuas
small dogs, chihuahuas, grand daughter: Hi Judy; That depends on how the dog was raised. I would take the children over to meet the dog and see if it takes to them. If the dog was never around children, and especially if it was spoiled by the people who raised it, it might be apt to nip, but...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, long haired chihuahua, purina dog chow
long haired chihuahua, purina dog chow, dog foods: Actually, I used Purina Dog Chow. It s probably not the best, but with five dogs I have to cut costs. They have done fine on it. If I ony had one dog, I would use any of those you mentioned. All are good dog foods. Yes conditioners do make the coat...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, nutrience, tkx
nutrience, tkx, royal canin: checked them all out. I like royal canin the best. Nutrience came in a far second. Then there was the other two. Eukanuba is basically IAMS. Definatly go with Royal Canin. Thank you for trusting my judgement and i wish you the best of luck.Please come back...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, puppy training, newpaper
puppy training, newpaper, housebreaking: The training pads have a special scent added (only the dog can smell it) that encourages them to use it. I have a friend that has a 10 wk old puppy that is completely housebroken because of the pad. She uses it all the time, and they are just thrilled. ...

Dogs: Chihuhua con rash, pyrantel pamoate, aprende espanol
pyrantel pamoate, aprende espanol, droncit: Dagmar, Hola, nececito darle mi espanol no es muy bueno. Vivo en San Diego, pero aprende espanol en escuela secondaria! Si su mascota tiene un rash necesita llamar su veterinario y obtinar medicacion para la inflamacion. Lo siento si mi espanol muy...

Dogs: Child & pet, pet store puppies, short haired dogs
pet store puppies, short haired dogs, medium sized dogs: Short haired dogs such as the hounds are no better with allergies than the longer haired ones, such as a Sheltie. Instead, look at the Poodle or maybe a Schnauzer, Yorkie, etc. The big problem with small and medium sized dogs is finding a good one. ...

Dogs: Child & pet, short haired dogs, hairless breed
short haired dogs, hairless breed, best bet: Breeds that get haircuts(poodles,terriers ect)are the best bet,or one of the few hairless breed,as it s not length of the hair,but the type of hair it is and the amount of shedding,and short haired dogs shed the most Now as for what breeds,there are a number...

Dogs: Child & pet, portuguese water dogs, cocker spaniels
portuguese water dogs, cocker spaniels, boston terrier: Your allergy is more then likely to dog dander...all dogs have dander, short hair or long. There are some breeds that tend to be more hypo allergenic then other. Poodles, Portuguese Water dogs, and bichons. I would stay away from dogs with a double coat...

Dogs: How much should my Chin eat?, breed puppy, cruel tests
breed puppy, cruel tests, dogs and cats: Hello, I think Precise is better then eukanuba, I dont endorse anything made by iams due to the cruel tests they have perfored on dogs and cats in the past(www.iamscruelty.com) Iams makes Eukanuba. A tiny dog like a japenese chin will not eat a whole cup a...

Dogs: Chinese Crested, third nail, chinese cresteds
third nail, chinese cresteds, stacia: Hi Stacia! That s really something, three breaking so close together. I really don t know what to tell you as I have never had that problem in my dogs. Their nails are very hard and it s difficult to clipt them sometimes, not to mention that they hate...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix, ear mites, medicated shampoo
ear mites, medicated shampoo, winterville georgia: Hi Lisa, Wow, that s some mix you ve got there. I bet ChiChi is a real cutie! Since she is scratching her neck, are you sure it s not the ears she is aiming for? Ear mites will cause considerable discomfort in a dog, and cause excessive scratching....

Dogs: Chinese Crested eating habits, chinese crested powderpuff, dry dog food
chinese crested powderpuff, dry dog food, tongue action: Hi Tip! I have three Chinese Cresteds, one is a powderpuff. All of mine eat dry dog food only. If your crested won t eat it, then the best thing would be to keep him on the canned. I know it s not good for the teeth, but bones and chew toys will help...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Products and Food Brands, purina one, corn wheat
purina one, corn wheat, powder puff: HI Trish! Aren t cresteds great? I just love mine. I have two hairless and one powder puff. You can see mine if you would like to visit my website! be sure and sign my guestbook so I ll know you dropped by! Copy and paste: http://www.geocities.com/the_pets_of_our_lives/index.html...

Dogs: Chinese Crested question, chinese crested puppy, anal sacs
chinese crested puppy, anal sacs, anal glands: Hi Denise! I bet Gizmo is adorable! I was not lucky enough to get any of mine as babies, mine were all at least one year old before I got them. I have never seen green eyes on a chinese crested! So whether or not that is normal , I really don t know. You...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Skin Care, chinese crested dogs, foot fungus
chinese crested dogs, foot fungus, medicated shampoo: Hello Romany! You just caught me before going to bed, so I will be happy to help you, I hope! My male Crested has the same problem. Chinese Crested dogs are known for skin problems, unfortunately. Buy a good medicated shampoo, lather her up really good...

Dogs: Chinese Crested, chinese crested dogs, mail thanks
chinese crested dogs, mail thanks, loveable dogs: Hi De, Yes, it s always nice to run across another christian online! I have met some of the nicest people online. There is another hairless breed called the Hairless Terrier that is really cute too. They are completely hairless. I ve never seen one,...

Dogs: Chinese crested / Chihuahua cross, washing detergent, ear mites
washing detergent, ear mites, spring bloom: Hi Lisa and thanks for your question. It may be that your baby is suffering from an allergy in some form. It could be environmental, seasonal, or food-related. You could have her tested or you could try some experiments on your own. You ll want to take...

Dogs: Chinese Shar Pei, chinese shar pei, college dormitory
chinese shar pei, college dormitory, behavior issues: Hi! I think it is great that you are putting so much thought into this. I really could not tell you if there is a good or bad time for you to get a dog. This would be up to you to decide. I can however tell you that if you get a dog at a time that you...

Dogs: Chiuahua training, different training methods, little dogs
different training methods, little dogs, small dogs: I am glad you are training your Chihuahua. We end up with too many nasty little dogs because people think small dogs don t need training. Wrong. Many of them, like yours, are very strong willed, and need training. I don t know that small dogs need any...

Dogs: Chiuaua, female chihuahua, wally world
female chihuahua, wally world, several different kinds: Hi This is a common problem believe it or not. Can be caused by several different things. It could be a vitamin/mineral deficiency. What kind of food are you feeding? It could also be boredom, does she have enough interaction and things to keep her occupied...

Dogs: Chiuaua bitch, anal sacs, stinky business
anal sacs, stinky business, anal glands: Hi Denis in New Zealand, What your Chihuahua guest is doing is called scooting. Dogs may scoot for several reasons. The most typical is that the dog s anal glands (which are two small sacs on either side of a dog s rectum) may be filled with fluid. They...

Dogs: Chiuaua Puppy, italian grey hounds, yorkshire terriers
italian grey hounds, yorkshire terriers, boston terriers: Hello Lynn and thank you for your questions, Chihuahua s are big sucks tthis is a big problem if you weren t seeking a be with you all teh time pooch. Kongs/Nyla bones/rawhides/bison kunuckles/squeaky toys basicly anything you think will Not be chewe apart...

Dogs: Chiuaua Puppy, male pup, puppy
male pup, puppy, good luck: Jaime. Those pads do not work...if you think about it, they teach the dog it is ok to go to the bathroom in the house. So the only way you can MAKE them work is to housebreak the dog using the pads only. This means you have to be there each time the dog goes...

Dogs: Chiuaua puppy, processed meat, kinds of food
processed meat, kinds of food, office today: To provide a simple short term meal when it is not possible to provide the normal diet, try using cooked rice, and fish, pork, beef, or another type of non processed meat. The idea is to keep it simple,but any change in diet can cause diarrhea, so you should...

Dogs: Chiuaua, litter size, chihuahuas
litter size, chihuahuas, litters: Hi Carol, WOW that is large litters, are you using the same father? Litter size is decided by the father. Minis are the same classification as regulars. As she gets older, be careful on breeding her. It will be harder for her to go through large litters....

Dogs: Chiwawa, puppy classes, problem dogs
puppy classes, problem dogs, chiwawas: Hi Katherine; Chihuahuas don t yap or pee in the house any more than any other brd. All dogs have to be trained, and they will do what they are not taught not to do. If you train them properly, you will have a well behaved dog. If you don t train it and...

Dogs: Chiwawa, long periods of time, chiwawas
long periods of time, chiwawas, lap dogs: Chuahua s are very good dogs but they are total lap dogs, they want to be with their owner 24/7. They get very upset when left alone, they usually love everyone in the house and if you socialize them they will be great with everyone. They usually only bark...

Dogs: Chocoalte Lab puppy, foamy substance, lab puppy
foamy substance, lab puppy, acid reflux: I understand that for house training purposes you don t want to feed him later than 7PM. I think I would still try feeding him half his dinner at seven and half at nine to see how he does. Just make sure he goes out about 11pm. I d also try giving him a snack...

Dogs: Chocolate Lab Marks in House, chocolate lab, belly bands
chocolate lab, belly bands, male belly: The dog should be neutered if he isn t already, and he needs to go through housebreaking with a crate again. The last may not help, however, if he is marking because he is dominant. In that instance (or if his behavior cannot be changed), he should wear one...

Dogs: My Chocolate Lab won't go to the bathroom alone, what to do?, chocolate lab mix, separation anxiety
chocolate lab mix, separation anxiety, staples: Just like a puppy, it can take an adult dog that is adopted into a new family some time to feel comfortable and settle into the routine. You need to keep going out with her until she is no longer having accidents in the house, and understands that when you...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi Bryan, thanks for your question. I think your question has more to do with opinion. But also I understand both sides. You just want a pet. And you don t want to go broke. Repuatable breeders are how you explained, plus more. They show their dogs, and...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi, I am in agreement with you and yes I am one of the AKC breeders who does show, compete in obedience trials etc. so I will not be giving you AKC hype. I personally believe a pet quality dog is worth about $500 no matter what the breed as long as it is...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi Bryan, You re not insulting me, I ve never bred dogs. The pricing difference you re seeing isn t a scam, some breeders put more into raising the puppies than others, and they need to be compensated for it, and for others it is just a case of how much...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Genetic/Health Problems, genetic health problems, chocolate labrador
genetic health problems, chocolate labrador, labernese: All these problems can happen in a mixed breed or a pure. If you buy your dog from a repuatable breeder you will be paying more than from a backyard breeder. But this price will include health checks on the parents for genetic abnormalities. There is a far...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Genetic/Health Problems, genetic health problems, chocolate labrador
genetic health problems, chocolate labrador, labernese: Hi, first off, your mixed breed can have more health problems than your purebred because you are mixing the genetic problems of different breeds together. As far as the inbreeding being worse than other breeds, and making them worse, I disagree with that....

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador Puppy, labrador puppy, labrador breed
labrador puppy, labrador breed, chocolate labrador: Hi Sarah, This isn t the dilemma you re making it out to be. With the Labrador breed, puppies of all colors can potentially occur in the same litter. Lab coloration is controlled by multiple genes, it is possible for recessive genes to emerge and there...

Dogs: Chocolate lab acting funny with sleep and bathroom, chocolate lab, hiding in the closet
chocolate lab, hiding in the closet, eye sight: Hi Thona, Thank you for writing to me about your chocolate Lab. She sounds like a really lovely and sensitive dog. I apologize for the delay in responding...it s been extremely busy and I have been trying to catch up with all the questions and answers....

Dogs: Chocolate, excessive panting, toxic shock
excessive panting, toxic shock, poisoning symptoms: Hi Carol :-) I would contact your Vet straight away hun and ask them for some advice. Continue to give your Dog plenty of Fluids to try and flush out all or at least the majority of chocolate which may still be in his system. Unfortunately chocolate...

Dogs: Chomping and Hyper puppy, quick jerk, squirt bottle
quick jerk, squirt bottle, leash correction: You should not hit a dog of any breed, Sunyoung. His behavior is normal puppy play, but he needs to learn that it s not acceptable to bite people s feet. To teach him this, you can try squirting him in the face with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar...

Dogs: Choose Puppy, swinford bandogge, american pit bull terrier
swinford bandogge, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull: Srijan, I want to correct the information I gave to you regarding the Swinford Bandogge. This breed is actually a cross between the pit bull and the ENGLISH Mastiff, NOT the Neopolitan Mastiff. From www.dogbreedinfo.com, It is a self-confident, watchful,...

Dogs: Choosing a dog, aridale terrier, soft coated wheaten terrier
aridale terrier, soft coated wheaten terrier, standard poodle: Hello, You d be looking into a Aridale terrier, Soft coated wheaten terrier, Standard poodle, Labradoodle, Golden doodle.....all other dogs shed...alot! The aridale/ soft coated and the poodle should make fair to great guard dogs, the doodles wont make very...

Dogs: Choosing a house dog, house dog, rottweilers
house dog, rottweilers, housemate: Well Lasha Apsos would be a good choice,they are small enough to live in a small place,and they are also good watch dogs now I don t know what size of dog you are looking for,but German shepherd are also a good choice if you are looking for something bigger,as...

Dogs: Choosing a puppy, slicker brush, obedience class
slicker brush, obedience class, choosing a puppy: Labs are terrible about shedding. Puppies aren t too bad, but adults are terrible. In the spring and fall, the only answer is a wire slicker brush. Some Labs can be strong willed and difficult to manage. Don t even think about skipping obedience training....

Dogs: Choosing a small breed dog., pet guinea pig, american kennel clubs
pet guinea pig, american kennel clubs, mini dashounds: Hi, yes pugs shed a lot! It would not be safe for the Guinea Pig to be on the ground with a dog in the house. They give off too much fear and a dog will trigger on that. Dachshunds do have back problems. You should check out the American Kennel Clubs Breed...

Dogs: Choosking a Breed, minature dachshund, mini dachshund
minature dachshund, mini dachshund, getting a puppy: Thanks for your question Vickie. I think your children are at the ages where they are responsible enough to care or help care for a family dog. Other than this I don t know much else, so a mini Dachshund could or could not be a good choice. If you want a...

Dogs: Chorkie?, training small dogs, housebreaking tips
training small dogs, housebreaking tips, chorkie puppies: Hi Tara! Those pups sound adorable! I personally love the smaller dogs, they don t take up much room and they love to sit on your lap! Mine are housebroken, go outside. I have a fenced in yard and it s easy to just let them out, however a lot of people...

Dogs: Chorkie urine, bladder stones, bladder infection
bladder stones, bladder infection, whle: I m not sure what you mean by sometimes it takes him awhile (to urinate). If you ever see that your dog is not having a good strong stream when he is urinating, he must be seen by a veterinarian immediately! He could have a bladder infection or a partial...

Dogs: Chorkie, little dogs, litter pans
little dogs, litter pans, indoor games: Hi, I have not had much luck with the litter pans for dogs. It seems to confuse them. I would go for the pads instead. It is more natural for them to go on a pad than teeter on the litter. Also take them for walks instead of just letting them in the yard....

Dogs: Chow Chow-Hip and itching problems, chow chow, chow chows
chow chow, chow chows, dead sleep: Hi Tammy :-) This sounds like your Dog has Arthritis in her lower back or hip area. She will need to go on medication for this to control the Arthritis and to relive her pain so she will need to see the Vet asap. As for the scabbing of her nipples this...

Dogs: Chow Chow, symptoms of gallstones, chow chow
symptoms of gallstones, chow chow, kidneystones: Hi Tammy :-) Symptoms of Gallstones in Dogs is: Pain upon urination, Pain while moving around, Difficulty passing urine, Discomfort when pressing abdomonen and blood in urine. Not all Dogs shows symptoms. Some Dogs don t show any symptoms until the Gall...

Dogs: Chow Dogs Behavior, chow puppy, chow dogs
chow puppy, chow dogs, chow chow: Hi Angie; Just like children, your dog will behave the way it is trained to behave. There is no such thing as a vicious breed. There are only dogs that are raised by idiots. If you don t teach a child properly, it will become a shin-kicking little brat,...

Dogs: Chow Hair, adult coat, smooth variety
adult coat, smooth variety, hair question: I have not heard of that myself-but the vet might be right,since you don t know the brand,it help to give them a call and ask them again Some cheap brands of food can make a dog s skin dry and itchy,and also make the coat brittle,so it ll break off and...

Dogs: Chow mix--- good with kids?, chow mix, terrier mix
chow mix, terrier mix, family pet: Rain, I have a Chow/Husky (Chusky) mix myself. She is a big baby, but we don t have any small children. Chows are high maintenence dogs where their health is concerned. I am attaching a link to a FAQ page. Please read over it before making your decision....

Dogs: Chow moved to new home, having behavioral issues, city of philadelphia, pooing
city of philadelphia, pooing, wooded area: First of all, yes she is probably stressed, but also confused and doesnt know where she is supposed to go. You need to be patient and go out with her and tell her go potty and when she does, praise her with excitement. Give her a few more days and see what...

Dogs: Chow/Pit Agresion, obedience class, pit mix
obedience class, pit mix, group class: Ok. That helps a bit. That level of discipline is fine for the cat, but I m afraid you re going to HAVE to start using SOME form of physical discipline with your dog. He does not respect you and he could potentially be dangerous if, one day, he decides to...

Dogs: Chow skin problem, could pick your brains, hind legs
could pick your brains, hind legs, chicken and rice: Hi Roisin; Ok, you are a looooong way away rom me, I am in Texas, and some countries don t have as good Veterinary care as we have over here, so I am going to try and help with this. The gnawing and itching sounds to me like an allergy. This causes gosh...

Dogs: Chronic Diarrhea, anal glands, chronic diarrhea
anal glands, chronic diarrhea, fecal test: It seems that your dogs vet is trying to stay on top of things. I agree with the course of action taken by your vet and think that this is the best thing that can be done for your pet. You may want to try a 12 up to 24 hour fast to see if this will help. What...

Dogs: Chronic Diarrhea, anal glands, chronic diarrhea
anal glands, chronic diarrhea, fecal test: Hi Green, Is Lucky vaccinated for Corona virus? A lot of dogs aren t vaccinated for it. It is a cousin to the Parvo virus, but not as deadly. It has diarrhea like Parvo, but not as bloody. I would ask your vet if he was vaccinated for it. Hope he is doing...

Dogs: Chronic ear infections, gentian violet 1 solution, gentian violet 1
gentian violet 1 solution, gentian violet 1, chronic ear infections: Hi Ann, Your dog sounds beautiful, it s a shame she is suffering with an infected ear(s). I ve heard of some good results in treating ear infections by using a very inexpensive home-made ear cleaning solution. The ingredients you ll need are rubbing...

Dogs: Cirrhosis, american staffordshire terrier, science diet
american staffordshire terrier, science diet, regimine: If I were in you shoes and this was my animal I would have to have it euthanized (put to sleep). I feel that the animal is suffering and as it s owner you need to determine what is best for your pet. An animal in this conditon should not be allowed to live...

Dogs: CLEANING ANAL SACK, anal sacs, rotwieller
anal sacs, rotwieller, wife daughter: Hello Michael, It is wonderful that you love and adore your pets so much. Yes, you can do this yourself and you should check them approximately every 6 to 8 weeks for the average dog. These sacks are called anal glands; this is the way us groomers do it....

Dogs: CLUB FOOT, litter mates, club foot
litter mates, club foot, lap dog: Hi Michael, First, I would recommend you not take the puppy until she is at least 8 weeks old. Puppies learn a lot from their mothers, they learn to be submissive to the mother s leadership and what behaviors are acceptable. If necessary, she growls,...

Dogs: Cleaning The Dog, lhasa apso, shampo
lhasa apso, shampo, itchy skin: Hello firstly buy a use a soothing shampoo for dry and itchy skin for Dogs...by suing normal dog shampoo again will cause the skin to dry out and make him very itchy. Rinse the dog well and squirt shampo into your hands rub them together and rub the dog down...

Dogs: Clipper Blade sharpening, clipper blade sharpening, kool lube
clipper blade sharpening, kool lube, clipper blades: No problem Jeanie, My favorite shampoo for odor control is Fresh and Clean products. You can find them in most pet stores or use this website for great deals on all pet products. This is where I buy all my items. WWW.petedge.com If your shih tzu s are...

Dogs: Clipper Blades, clipper blades, standard poodle
clipper blades, standard poodle, cindy lou: Hello Cathy, A regular blade to me is a skip blade and then there is the F blades called finishing blades. In my opinion the F blades will cut the hair shorther than the skip tooth blade. As for 1/2 cut, I would use a 4 skip tooth or maybe a 3 - the only...

Dogs: Clipper Blades, chinese crested dogs, kool lube
chinese crested dogs, kool lube, oster clippers: You should use a #40 blade on the hairless. It has very fine teeth so it is hard to cut them. What you do have to worry about is clipper burn. Make sure your blade is sharp and stays cool. Your blade should last a very long time if you keep it lubed and clean....

Dogs: Clippers, andis blades, oster blades
andis blades, oster blades, cindy lou: Hello Annie, I would recommend the Andis Clippers and I use of Oster Blades, they seem to outlast the andis blades. You can choose from one or two speed clippers, you only need the two speed for thick coated dogs. If you feel your corgies are thick then...

Dogs: Clippers for a minature Yorkie, necessary thanks, yorkie
necessary thanks, yorkie, blade: Andis would probably be the best, as they are the quietest. Get professional clippers, not the cheaper ones with the adjustable blades. Which blades would depend on how long/short you want the dog to be. The higher the blade number, the closer the shave....

Dogs: Clippers never work, groin area, arm pits
groin area, arm pits, cockers: Are you buying the professional grade (100.00 and up) or are you buying the 24.99 from Walmart? The cheap ones just don t work well. Most clippers come with a 10 blade on them. That is really quite close of a cut. A 7F blade is good for a cocker....also,...

Dogs: Clippers, virginia beach virginia, kool lube
virginia beach virginia, kool lube, oster a5: You can cut against the grain, but the hair will be much shorter and not the true length the blade was intended to cut. A 7F against the grain is more like a 10 blade. Sometimes also it seems to irritate the skin more and cause clipper burn more easily....

Dogs: Clipping Nails, cindy lou, slippery surface
cindy lou, slippery surface, nail clippers: Hello Angela, sorry for the delay. Yes it is difficult holding a dog alone and clipping at the same time. Here is a hold that may help. first of all have a table tall enough so that the dog is at your rib cage. Hold the dog next to your rib cage with her...

Dogs: Clipping Nails, drummel tool, puppy owner
drummel tool, puppy owner, cindy lou: Hello Andrea, You can actually cut your pet s nails weekly if necessary. If you look at the nail straight on after making the first intitial cut, (which can be just 1/4 of the nail) you will then be able to see the core of the nail. You can see this whether...

Dogs: Clipping, clipper blade, andis clippers
clipper blade, andis clippers, oster blades: Hello Les, My preference is the Andis clippers, you would need just a one speed, the two speed is for thick matted dogs. I use however, the Oster blades, The ones you would need are a #10 blade, which usually comes with the clipper if you purchase it that...

Dogs: Cloudy eyes, cloudy eyes, yorkshire terrier
cloudy eyes, yorkshire terrier, simple eye: Vivian, If the dog is middle-aged or older, you may start to notice a bluish-haze in their eyes. This is particulary noticeable in bright light, and progresses slowly with time. Generally speaking, it is normal and doesn t seem to really affect their sight....

Dogs: COCKER SPANIEL, mild sedative, cocker spaniel
mild sedative, cocker spaniel, sleep aid: Hi Laura, I think you need to have a veterinarian prescribe a mild sedative. I am not a Vet, so I cannot do that. It would be very risky to try anthing over the counter. Benadryl is safe to use, but if that didnt help, then he may need something stronger....

Dogs: COCKERSPANIELS WEIGHT LOSS, bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences
bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences, bach flower remedies: Hi Deirdra, Thank you for writing to me about Cocoa. I apologize for the delay in responding. I ve been out of town and just opened up your question. Thank you for your patience. Losing our close ties is never easy and this sweet girl is certainly...

Dogs: COUGHING, anal glands, cocker spaniel
anal glands, cocker spaniel, kennel cough: Hi Amanda! Most likely, your dog has what is commonly called kennel cough . It normally happens after a dog has been around other dogs in confinement, such as a kennel,hence the name kennel cough . It is actually a type of bronchitis and is very contagious...

Dogs: Coat, cod liver oil, cindy lou
cod liver oil, cindy lou, immeadiately: Hello Melanie, I am a firm believer that skin and coat condition start from the inside. Saying this, you will accomplish a shiney, healthy coat by providing your boxer with supplements. For example I have seen spectacular results when you add Cod Liver Oil...

Dogs: Cockabichon Puppy Question, cindy lou, dog spayed
cindy lou, dog spayed, puppies: Hello BJ, It is a matter of preference. I would say that if it looks more cocker then yes, more bichon then no. But most vets cut the tail off when the puppies are 3 to 4 days old. Some vets will not do them after that age. But if you happen to have one...

Dogs: Cockapoo eats poo!, puppy phase, careful supervision
puppy phase, careful supervision, border collie: The usual remedies of cleaning up or food additives won t work in this case. I can only suggest better training and supervision. I think it is less the breed than the individual. Many puppies grow out of eating their own, but my 13 year old lab still needs...

Dogs: Cockapoo puppy, spayed females, unneutered males
spayed females, unneutered males, vet bills: Hi Catherine; Unneutered males mark their territory more than neutered ones. The main concern I have is that not having them neutered when they are young, preferably when they are 4 to 6 months old is, their health. Neutering and spaying before they become...

Dogs: Cockapoos, cock a poo, cocker spaniel
cock a poo, cocker spaniel, cockapoo: Hi KC, A cockapoo is a pure cross between a poodle and a cocker spaniel. You can not get a pure cocker or a pure poodle from crossing those two breeds. So basically your first generation is a true cockapoo. Basically 50% cocker spaniel & 50% poodle. Hope...

Dogs: Cocker Spainel, ear mites, animal field
ear mites, animal field, diahrea: All puppies can get sick, you need to check to see that the puppy already got it s first set of shots, look for diahrea or snots in his nose or eyes, watery eyes, ears should be clean, butt should not be swollen, tummy should not be swollen, put your ear against...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel behavior, cocker spaniel, hand god
cocker spaniel, hand god, spaniel: Hi Nicole, I cannot say for sure, but it sounds like she is being very protective of you and yes, territorial to an extent. However, your husband should not be the enemy: I would advise that you consult with one of the experts in the dog training field....

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel - a couple of problems, quick jerk, cocker spaniels
quick jerk, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel: Cocker spaniels can often be wary and sometimes aggressive towards strangers. I would not allow him to run off leash when you take him for walks since he is running up to them and behaving in an aggressive manner. Either use a retractable lead or long line...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel stealing stuff, gum infections, bad puppy
gum infections, bad puppy, cocker spaniel: Hi Robert; This is funny, and no matter how frustrating it is, admit it, it is funny and kinda cute. BUT! you don t want her to have a criminal record, so it is smething that needs to be stopped. Pupp[ies naturally chew, but you have to redirect what she...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel Training, cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel, flat collar: A dog cannot necessarily unlearn a trick, Margaret, but you can change the behavior. How did you go about teaching your other dog that jumping up was unacceptable? Have you tried it with this puppy? If so, what have you done and what has the result been?...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel That Won't Stop Itching, allergy pills, cocker spaniel
allergy pills, cocker spaniel, vets office: Hello, This isnt fleas, sounds like allergies, for now(until you can get him into the vets office) Try Benadryl Allergy pills for people via the drug store they are 11/13(depends where you are living) bucks a box for 50. Get the TWENTY FIVE ML thats 25...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniels, cocker spaniels, cindy lou
cocker spaniels, cindy lou, cocker spaniel: Hello Jessica, Most of the time this will occur for a few different reasons. One could be; When you come back to pick him up you feel sorry for him and react with sympathy. Because all of his hair is gone. He feels this and feels that something must be...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel's Coat, cod liver oil, natures choice
cod liver oil, natures choice, blue roan: Hello Jayne, How wonderful that she has you in her life now. Have her groomed in about 3 months, even though she may not have all the hair grown back, it will be good to set the pattern and get her used to a regular grooming every 6 to 8 weeks. Keeping the...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel - dry nose, cocker spaniel, cindy lou
cocker spaniel, cindy lou, antifungal cream: Hello Jean, Your cocker has a fungus on his nose. This happens to alot of cockers. Your best treatment is an antifungal cream. Or you can use anything with clorahexaderm in it ( some shampoos have this in it). This is an antifungal killing agent. After...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel, obedience training
cocker spaniel, obedience training, different breed: Cockers can be very aggressive and are not the best choice for children. I would honestly advice you to place your puppy in a home without children and try a different breed. Barring that, obedience training is your next best bet but if he is showing aggression...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel, unwanted litters, sweet puppy
unwanted litters, sweet puppy, cocker spaniel: Dear Danielle Thank you for your question. Male dogs can be neutered after 6 months, providing that they have had a full check up from the vets and all organs have developed correctly. It is not vital that your dog is neutered, but it may be advisable...

Dogs: Cody the LhasaPoo, selecting a puppy, lhasa apso
selecting a puppy, lhasa apso, traffic noises: Even at 3 months, he is still a baby and needs lots of sleep. I don t like that shying away from your hand. He may have been hit in the past. Here are some things that may help: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands...

Dogs: Collar or Harness?, rabies tags, nylon collar
rabies tags, nylon collar, small dogs: Hello and thank you for your question. I reccomend collars for carrying the dogs I.D and rabies tags...a nylon collar that is fitted properly(should be able to fit two fingers between dogs neck and collar) is comftrable to a dog.....as metal/prong/choke chain/stiff...

Dogs: Collar and itchy, shih tsu, flea allergies
shih tsu, flea allergies, several dogs: Hi Lara, yes to both the fleas and the allergy. Fleas are not repeled by shampoo. It drowns all the ones on her, but more will just hop on. I use Frontline on my dogs. Flea allergies are the most common, but they can be very serious. They get an allergy...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, allergy problem
plastic buckles, allergy problem, nylon collars: I prefer the leather collars. It seems to me the adjustable nylon ones adjust them selves too often. The others with the modern style buckles fall off. I am not opposed to new ideas, just ones that don t work. I haven t heard of leather collars being an...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, nylon collar
plastic buckles, nylon collar, nylon collars: Tara, I have raised terriers (all different kinds) for 40 years. I have NEVER had a skin problem. Here is why: Terriers are VERY high energy as you know, Fat is what their bodies use for that energy. When they use the fat that they have just gotten...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, colored dogs
plastic buckles, colored dogs, nylon collar: Hello, Tara. Personally, I do not like collars with plastic buckles because they can break open too easily. I prefer the belt buckle style because they are more secure. If your dogs are adults, and already through growing, you shouldn t have to worry about...

Dogs: Combs, oster clipper, kool lube
oster clipper, kool lube, cindy lou: Hello Jim, I do use a #40 blade under my snap on combs, be careful however, if your snap on comb pops off the #40 blade will cut the hair down to a surgical length (bald) You actually may not need to use the snap on combs. I personally would use a longer...

Dogs: Compatibility between huskies and boston terriers, siberian huskys, boston terriers
siberian huskys, boston terriers, alaskan malamute: Hello. Is the maltese neutered/spayed?. The maltese isnt very likely to harm the boxer much there is such a size difference what you would need to worry about is that if the maltese does bite the boxer is the boxer might turn around and grab the little dog....

Dogs: Compatibility of Labs and Shitzus, phoenix arizona area, shituz
phoenix arizona area, shituz, dogbreedinfo: Hello, Yes they will get along just fine but the shituz may get upset with the lab s play attemps when it gets older as they are very playful dogs. I can not reccomend getting two puppies at once as potty training is more difficult and obediance trainnig is...

Dogs: Concern regarding pomeranians, pomeranian puppy, american eskimo
pomeranian puppy, american eskimo, toy breed: Hi Julia; I have been trying to find some information on this problem, but so far have had no luck. Call your vet about this. I have never used harnesses because a Vet told me, a long time ago, that harnesses tend to put strain on a dog s front joints and...

Dogs: Concern regarding pomeranians..., pomeranian puppy, american eskimo
pomeranian puppy, american eskimo, little dogs: Hi, most all little dogs can get collapsed tracheas from anything pulling on their neck (not just collars). It is not a permanent thing, but an uncomfortable thing for them. It is definitely from pulling on the neck, not from a collar just being on the dog....

Dogs: Concern with the tail of my pet, neapolitan mastiff, terrific pet
neapolitan mastiff, terrific pet, mastiff: Hi Phani, The length of your puppy s tail, or how she holds it in no way impacts your puppy s health. The puppy s tail length, is supposed to be less than 1/3 the length from point of insertion of the tail to the hock, simply means she isn t meeting...

Dogs: Concerned about Crested, body fur, party guests
body fur, party guests, chinese crested: Hi Tiffany! This is a hard one. The only time that my dogs lose their color is in the winter, when they don t get much sun. They are like people, as the sun will tan them, they can even get sun burned, so be careful. I don t know why she would lose...

Dogs: Concerned for Maxi, lab retriever, neck injuries
lab retriever, neck injuries, wags: Hey Debi. Sounds like Maxi could have either something that s making her abdomen or her back/neck hurt. Sometimes with back/neck injuries, they are reluctant to lift their head or wag their tail b/c it hurts. Or she might be having pain in her abdomen. This...

Dogs: Concussions in dogs, bladder function, head trauma
bladder function, head trauma, neurological examinations: Hi Jenniffer, I m sorry to hear of your dog s injury. Many dogs can make a full recovery even from serious head injuries. Your dog s age and physical condition prior to sustaining the concussion are both factors that might influence any long term effects....

Dogs: So Confused, brewers yeast, bha bht
brewers yeast, bha bht, puppy formula: Well,what I feed my dogs is a brand called Holistic Blend and you can find more info on www.HolisticBlend.com It does get confusing as to what you should and should not feed your dog,esp now that the foods have more ingredients then ever before-if you are...

Dogs: Congestion, chronic bronchitis, couple articles
chronic bronchitis, couple articles, boston terrier: I am surprised that your vet didn t prescribe some sort of medicine for your dog to make life a bit easier for him. I think I would go to a different vet and get a second opinion. Your dog could be developing pneumonia. Here are a couple articles on brontitis....

Dogs: Congestion, shi tzu, sinus infection
shi tzu, sinus infection, definate: Christina, It depends on how long you have been giving her the allergy drops. If she has an upper respiratory or sinus infection, it can take a few weeks to completely recover from, just like in humans. My first suggestion would be to simply call the veterinary...

Dogs: Considering getting 2 puppies, two puppies, double your pleasure
two puppies, double your pleasure, wee wee pads: Hi Kelly, When I have clients ask about getting 2 dogs, or another dog for the dog they have, I always let them know it can be double your pleasure or double your trouble. Two puppies can keep each other company when you are gone, but two puppies can also...

Dogs: Constant licking, anal glands, hind quarters
anal glands, hind quarters, hind quarter: Hi Donna, Have you checked for fleas? Fleas often bite in the hind quarter areas, and their itching will understandably drive a dog crazy. He may need his anal glands impacted, or have parasites that make it itch. When licking becomes excessive, to...

Dogs: Constant Sneezing!!, siberian huskey, amy thanks
siberian huskey, amy thanks, 365 days: Thanks for your question. Lets see here the medication that he is on is what I would have recommended. However I would give him one pill for 4 days. Let him have 3 days off. Start this routine and if it doesnt help after about a week then call your vet...

Dogs: Constant Urination, excessive water consumption, bladder sphincter
excessive water consumption, bladder sphincter, constant urination: Hi Freda, It sounds like your vet at least suspects a bladder or urinary track infection, or bladder stones or otherwise she wouldn t have prescribed an antibiotic and the special diet. You didn t say how long ago you were at the vet, or when you started...

Dogs: Constantly Barks, great dog, schnauzers
great dog, schnauzers, godsend: First of all, you need to get Billy into training classes so that you learn how to train him to do what you wish. I highly recommend clicker training if you can find classes in that in your area, as most schnauzers respond very well to that method of training....

Dogs: Constantly drinking water, elderly collie, annual physicals
elderly collie, annual physicals, point thanks: My first inclination would be to take her to the vet for a physical and to have her checked for diabetes. Common condition in older dogs and one that is very treatable if you catch it early. Drinking lots of water is a big warning sign of this condition. Also...

Dogs: Constapation, necessary vitamins, shih tzu
necessary vitamins, shih tzu, vegetable oil: Hi Tim, you can give her some vegetable oil on top of her food. Just a little bit though, like a tablespoon. You can also get an over-the-counter product called nutri-cal that not only gives her the necessary vitamins, but also loosens the stools. Hope...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, wood dowels, child gates
wood dowels, child gates, screw eyes: I made a 42 high wooden gate to keep our dogs in one room. It has wood dowels in screw eyes serving as hinges so if we ever remove it, there will be little evidence it was there. You could try a second gate on top of the first, but it would be a pain opening...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, recomends
child gates, recomends, spca: What you can do is buy hima large crate-those are great to keep the dog in when you are not around,and it s like a den,and is very humane-in fact the SPCA that I volunteer at recomends one for every dog But if you don t want that,there s also also a type...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, shock collar
child gates, shock collar, extreme measures: Hi Nicole, You have a very hard situation on your hands. Siberians are notorious for being escape artists. They are very hard to confine, even in 6 fenced yard. They are excellent at climbing almost anything. I really can t think of anything that would...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, invisible fences
child gates, invisible fences, baby gates: Well, Nicole, you have a few options. 1. Get one of those baby gates that are really tall, so he cannot jump over it. They are more expensive than the standard sized ones, but they cover almost the entire doorway. 2. Hang doors in the openings to...

Dogs: Continuous Snacking from the Streets, leesh, two dogs
leesh, two dogs, thanks john: I don t want to sound harsh, but the thought of a greyhound off of a leash ANYWHERE, much less Central Park in New York, is a horrifying thought. It only takes once for her to forget she should stay with you and she chases a squirrel across the street, and...

Dogs: Convincing my mom!!!!!!!!!, responsible dog owner, adult dogs
responsible dog owner, adult dogs, belly rub: Hey, First of all, you can show your mother the e-mail you sent me, showing her how committed you are. You can also bargain with your mother, for example, you get to keep the dog fi your grades improve... Tell your mother how much you really are interested...

Dogs: Cooked Food Diet, natural raw diet, cooked chicken breast
natural raw diet, cooked chicken breast, health food stores: Hi Evan. Don t cave to the peer pressure! When I started feeding raw almost a decade ago, people thought I was insane. My vet practially disowned me for insanity. Now my dogs are the healthiest ones out there and my vet practice not only supports raw feeding,...

Dogs: Coonhound Appetitie, bang pots, high protein
bang pots, high protein, loud noise: Well this is actually normal-as many dogs are driven by food alone,what you can try is two cups at each meal,but you do not want him to get fat,so you probably don t want to feed him until he is full If that doesn t help him from eating out the trash can,what...

Dogs: Coonhound paralysis, post surgery recovery, different massages
post surgery recovery, different massages, german short hair: Hi Christine; This is the first I have heard of that disease. My brother raised Black and Tan Hounds, but he was killed in WWII, and the last time I asaw one of those dogs was when I was 6, about 1940. I ;ooked it up on the web, and these are the pages...

Dogs: My Corgi's nipples, breeding and whelping, inverted nipples
breeding and whelping, inverted nipples, puppy fat: Hi Stephanie. So sorry for the delay. Inverted nipples in dogs are not uncommon and shouldn t cause her any problems. If you re planning on breeding her at some time, I would consult with your vet to get his/her opinion on breeding and whelping, but as...

Dogs: Correcting Bad Habits - Boxer, retractable leash, area clubs
retractable leash, area clubs, government listings: Too bad you didn t ask a few months ago. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea, and dirt cheap. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone...

Dogs: Correcting bad behavior, puppy housebreaking, keeshound
puppy housebreaking, keeshound, separation anxiety: Hi Starr, Thank you for contacting me regarding your 10 month old Keeshound. I have a special place in my heart for northern breeds, having had several Samoyeds and Huskeys! The first thing I always recommend in a situation like yours is for your dog...

Dogs: Correcting bad habits - Boxer, old boston, retractable leash
old boston, retractable leash, boston terrier: Hi, is he neutered, and have you set him up on a schedule as far as the potty training. He definitely needs to be setup on a schedule to make potty training work. Also, yes they will have accidents when a new dog comes into the picture to show dominance...

Dogs: Cortisone Shots =( ?!?!, cortisone shots, cortisone shot
cortisone shots, cortisone shot, cortisone injections: Hi Rimo, The common sign of an adverse reaction to a cortisone vaccine is a firm swelling at the site of the injection. I couldn t find any information regarding breathing difficulties associated with cortisone injections, but if you are concerned, call...

Dogs: Cortisone shots, cortisone shots, cortisone shot
cortisone shots, cortisone shot, white blood cells: Hi Rimo, Thank you for writing to me regarding the problems that your puppy is having. Poor baby. This is what I have found out about this disease from 2nd chance.info website, written by a vet: The chief signs of lungworm infections in cats and...

Dogs: Cortizone shots?!?!, worm eggs, cortisone shot
worm eggs, cortisone shot, upper respiratory infections: Hi Rimo, First off, dogs don t get flus or colds. They get upper respiratory infections, but if the vet says she has worm eggs in her lungs then you have something a lot more serious going on. What kind of worm s did the vet say she had in her lungs? Cortisone...

Dogs: Coton de Tulear, coton de tulear, female puppy
coton de tulear, female puppy, enzymatic cleaner: Hello Nora and thanks for the quesiton. What is happening here is your male dog is maturing and the urge to scent mark is very strong. He is establishing this as his territory because he has decided he is in charge. Now, there is a female to impress and...

Dogs: Cough or colds?, heart and lung diseases, constant cough
heart and lung diseases, constant cough, asthma attack: Hi Belen :-) Yes they certainly do. Dogs will pick up any kind of illness that us Humans are prone to from Colds to bacterial and fungal infections to serious Heart and Lung diseases. This is why we need Vets hun. It sounds like it is not a cold but...

Dogs: Coughing, html god, kennel cough
html god, kennel cough, hair balls: Hi Judy, No, dogs do not get hairballs. Coughing can be a sign of problems though. You should take her to the Vet. It could be what is commonly called kennel cough , which is a form of bronchitis in dogs, but it also is a sign of heart disease. I m...

Dogs: Coughing Boxer, bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections
bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections, muzzle: Hi Michele, With a Boxer s short muzzle, I wonder if the cough which seems to have developed after running, is caused from something she may have inhaled. Some common causes of coughing include foreign objects in the airway, bronchitis, heartworm disease,...

Dogs: Coughing Dog, toy poodle, persistent coughing
toy poodle, persistent coughing, chest harness: Hi Eric, I don t know which of my past answers you re referring to, I get a lot of all-expert letters. If your dog has been on antibiotics for a week and a half, and you aren t seeing an improvement with the coughing, you need to contact your vet....

Dogs: Coughing dog, vet appointment, cough symptoms
vet appointment, cough symptoms, previous health: Hi Patricia :-) This may help relieve his cough symptoms, but if you see no improvement in the morning, make a Vet appointment incase its due to a chest infection. Also check his throat for any foreign objects. The recommended dose for giving a Dog...

Dogs: Coughing/white foamy stuff, chow chow, kennel cough
chow chow, kennel cough, chow mix: Hi Deanna and thanks for your question. The white foam your puppy is coughing up is flem. It s coming from the infection (kennel cough) and it s really a good thing that he is coughing it up. If it stayed in his lungs, it could become more serious. ...

Dogs: Coughing, heart failure, beta blockers
heart failure, beta blockers, jack russell: Hi Jacque, Unfortunately there is nothing you can give for the cough. It is what is known in the field as a heart cough. Just talk to her and get her to relax when they happen. I have an old pug in the same situation. Talking to them and getting them...

Dogs: Counterconditioning and acepromazine, counterconditioning, time and patience
counterconditioning, time and patience, aggressive dog behavior: Hi Julie, Thank you for writing to me about your fearful Lab. A dog who is genetically predisposed to general fearfulness, or a dog who was improperly socialized during a critical stage in his development, will probably not respond as well to treatment...

Dogs: A Couple of questions, rabies vaccines, rabies virus
rabies vaccines, rabies virus, rabies vaccine: Hi, first all vaccines last longer than the actually renewal time. That is a safety factor in them since most people tend to procrastinate anyway. So basically a rabies vaccine lasts a year and a half. Also, the rabies virus has to actually get into the...

Dogs: Cowboy, comfy bed, elimination habits
comfy bed, elimination habits, rainy weather: Hi Sarah, It maybe that Cowboy drank more water than usual, which is why his urine was so clear. Sometimes a change in diet can mean different levels of salts in the food. Dogs may drink more water, and need to be walked more frequently. Abrupt changes...

Dogs: Cowering, cause of bad breath, b vitamins
cause of bad breath, b vitamins, coprophagia: Hi Tori, I can t say whether there is any connection between your dog cowering and his bad breath. Are you aware that your dog eats his own poop when in the kennel? This may be a cause of bad breath. Poop eating (called coprophagia) is normal in dogs,...

Dogs: CRATE SOILING, organ failure, veterinary hospital
organ failure, veterinary hospital, necessary evil: Hi Lisa; I do not use crates. They are not natural, and dogs DO NOT like them. They will sometimes go in a crate, if the door is open so they can come and go as they please. But being closed up in a crate is traumatic. I don t know what addled mind came...

Dogs: Crab apples causing diarrhea?, basket muzzle, cyanogenic glycosides
basket muzzle, cyanogenic glycosides, crab apples: Hi Victoria, Too much fruit of any kind can cause a dog to develop diarrhea. Apple seeds are toxic to dogs. The stems, leaves and seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, and depending on the dose, you will see not only diarrhea, but vomiting and weakness...

Dogs: Cranial Subluxation, orthopedic specialist, better solution
orthopedic specialist, better solution, hips: Hi Wendy. I would definitely recommend you to go see an orthopedic specialist. I work with one & you would be amazed at the things they can do. I would hate to run the risk of the problem not correcting itself, especially since Bella s so young. This is...

Dogs: Crate Agression, loving owners, loving self
loving owners, loving self, welcome thanks: I have had the exact same problem with one of my dogs-and what I found helped is when she was in there at night I would give her a little treat and pet her on the head-I repeated this over and over for just about a month and it helped alot,and if she slips...

Dogs: Crate and potty training, closet shelving, responsible step
closet shelving, responsible step, neutering: That is strange. The vet did do a complete physical before neutering? I would think one would put off the neutering until anything like a UTI was cleared up. When you take him out, do you make sure you walk him around to stimulate elimination? Try taking...

Dogs: Crate Training, carol lea benjamin, closet shelving
carol lea benjamin, closet shelving, broken legs: Dogs that have been forced to live in their own filth are the hardest ones to retrain. Try not to give him a meal or let him have water for a while before you have to crate him. Just before, take him outside and run him around, stimulating his body to eliminate....

Dogs: Crate Training, pee poop, crate train
pee poop, crate train, crate training: Hi, first off it sounds like he was imprinted by the breeder to not worry about keeping his area clean, which explains why you are having such a problem potty training. What you want to do is start by having the puppy sleep in the crate at night, when...

Dogs: Crate Training, champion show, family routine
champion show, family routine, crate training: Barb, have you spoken to his previous owner about this? Maybe he/she can give some insight as to *why* he comes bolting out of the crate when someone enters the room. Did the previous owner say whether or not he had a specific command that meant he was to...

Dogs: Crate Training, yorkshire terrier puppies, toy puppies
yorkshire terrier puppies, toy puppies, two puppies: Hi Jeff, thanks for your question. I suggest getting two seperate crates. It is easier training them seperately, they will get less distracted. At first you can put them in the same crate, but eventually have them in seperate crates. I think you are...

Dogs: Crate Training, crate train, pottys
crate train, pottys, crate training: It can be awful. I have had puppies set the neighbors dogs to barking. Then one night when I was tired and desperate, I stumbled on what has worked for all of about our last dozen puppies. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front...

Dogs: Crate Training, crate training, puppy
crate training, puppy, nap: Feed the puppy in his crate, and keep him in there when he cannot be watched and when he wants to nap. Ignore him if/when he cries and only let him out when he is quiet, unless he needs to go out during the night. You should be able to keep the older dog...

Dogs: Crate Training, cairn terrier, closed doors
cairn terrier, closed doors, crate training: I don t understand where the idea comes from of leaving the puppy in crate so much. I guess it is just more of the bad dog advice around. It is not what I find works well for me. The goal is a dog that goes to the door when it needs out. How does he learn...

Dogs: Crate Training a dog, crate training a dog, foster dogs
crate training a dog, foster dogs, animals at home: Hi KLatie; I really can t help you wiuth crate training as I do not and have never used it. Crate training has just become popular in the last 10 years or so, and I just don t believe they have a place in raising dogs. We have to use them in the pet rescue...

Dogs: Crate Training and the Exclusively Indoor Dog, puppy room, yorkie poo
puppy room, yorkie poo, place where people: I would go with newspapers because they don t have plastic like the puppy pads. The plastic can really be a problem, the newspaper usually can pass and they don t get enough of it to worry about. Get him those toys that make him work for the food inside...

Dogs: Crate Training - leaving him home, separation anxiety, crate training
separation anxiety, crate training, whimpers: You could try what I do with a new puppy. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the...

Dogs: Crate Training Problem, pet store puppy, crate train
pet store puppy, crate train, crate training: As I read through your question, I realized that if you otherwise follow my directions except leave the dog 8 hours at a time, you would be largely continuing the conditions that created the problem. Perhaps you need to try giving her more space. If you...

Dogs: Crate Training Problems, lessor extent, dane puppy
lessor extent, dane puppy, closet shelving: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be with others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract us...

Dogs: Crate Training Puppy, crate training puppy, morning trips
crate training puppy, morning trips, wire grid: She may be following a pattern of behavior forced into before you got her. Following unsuccessful trips outside, try leaving her lose in the house, but watching her carefully. Continue the first thing in the morning trips, and after meals, etc. concentrate...

Dogs: Crate Training, close quarters, addage
close quarters, addage, frenchie: Hey Matt, Yes 8 weeks is very young to expect much at all. However at 8 weeks you also can not expect him to make it through the night. You should be getting up during the night and taking him out at least once. Yes, that means you must go outside in the...

Dogs: Crate Trainnig, puppy chow, moring
puppy chow, moring, siberian husky: Thanks for getting back to me. Ok, so it s NOT that she has too much room in her crate and that s why she s going potty in there. Again, I m thinking you just need to keep her on a schedule, take her out within 20 minutes of her eating, and make sure she goes...

Dogs: Crate traing an adopted Beagle, crate train, beagle
crate train, beagle, sofa: Well what you can try with the crate is to hide little treats under blankets ect and then close him in,just for a few minutes at a time,then gradually increase the time in the crate As for keeping him off of your sofa,attach a leash to him,and let him drag...

Dogs: Crate training, frogs legs, toy frog
frogs legs, toy frog, separation anxiety: Dear Kristen, Thanks for the question. Sorry to hear of your girl s (I ll call her Shelli) troubles. . . . . . Hmmm.... need clues please. . . (smile) I would like to know how long the problem has been occurring, what you have tried to solve the problem(s)...

Dogs: Crate training, dr spock, trained dogs
dr spock, trained dogs, crying all night: Hi Penny; Take that crate to the dump and leave it there. I HATE thiose things. Your dog obviously hates it too. I think they are cruel and the dumbest thing they ever came up with. People who advise using thse darned things are likely to tell you to...

Dogs: Crate training, little bit at a time, keeping duke
little bit at a time, keeping duke, training dogs: I would recommend keeping Duke crated when you are not there, at least for the next few months, so that he does not have any more opportunity to mark your furniture and walls. The more they do it, the more it becomes ingrained in their brain that it s ok....

Dogs: Crate training & anxiety, electronic collars, crate training
electronic collars, crate training, muzzle: Being left alone is not a natural thing for a dog. This is a tough problem to fix. If you haven t, try filling the Kong with peanut butter. With the food motivation of a Lab, he will so busy licking the peanut butter out, he will hardly notice you left....

Dogs: Crate training and Barking, crate training, puppy
crate training, puppy, sleep: Likely much of it is. The technique I use the first few nights on a new puppy may help quiet him down at night. I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes...