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Dogs: bark collars, multnomah county animal control, county animal control
multnomah county animal control, county animal control, dog whistle: You ll be able to state your case in court. Get video tapes of what s going on. Statements from other people, neighbors, friends , family anybody who can back up what you re saying. If you can prove he s lying, and I see no reason that you can t, you ll beat...

Dogs: Not barking, quality problem, basenji
quality problem, basenji, bell rings: Hi Jen, I would call that a quality problem . But I have Shepherds What is it, I don t know BARK at it! She is friendly at the door, that s all good!! Or she could be a breed that dog not bark at all, like a Basenji. If it aint broke......

Dogs: beagles broken back leg, bitter apple spray, healing time
bitter apple spray, healing time, beagles: Most likely he only splinted it to allow for growth. Healing time varies from injury to injury and dog to dog. Sorry I can t be more definite or helpful. There s just no way I can give you a time frame on that. MOST breaks heal in about six weeks. As for...

Dogs: behavior, short attention spans, standard poodle
short attention spans, standard poodle, chewing behavior: Hi Donna, It s amazing what a difference proper exercise and mental stimulation can make in curbing destructive chewing behavior. Many times, increasing a dog s activity level, and teaching her a new command or two goes a long way to relieve boredom, by...

Dogs: behavior/boxer, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: 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: birth canal is too small, shelley davis, emergency vet
shelley davis, emergency vet, hemoraging: Dear Megan, Thank you for writing to me. My heart goes out to this sweet innocent dog who is herself a puppy and has had a cruel beginning, first being abandoned, next becoming pregnant and now facing difficulty in labor that may lead to an excruiating...

Dogs: biting boston, obedience classes, grand daughters
obedience classes, grand daughters, water bottle: Probably the best thing would be to get a water bottle and spray the dog and say no loud and firm-as that usually does the trick for this type of problem You also may want to look into obedience classes,if you haven t done so already as that can curve...

Dogs: biting boston terrier, 10 year old girls, thyroid test
10 year old girls, thyroid test, obedience classes: You have no question here, but I will assume that you want to know what to do about the biting. First, have the veterinarian give the dog a thorough examination, including a thyroid test, to make sure that there is nothing physical going on with the dog...

Dogs: bitter, good dogs, spca
good dogs, spca, nephew: Yes,i think you are right in keeping your daughter safe,and the ONLY way I would have them together is if the dog is muzzled-so the safe thing to do if she won t muzzle it,is to keep your daughter away or insist the dog is locked in a different room or run...

Dogs: blind 12 year old lab, vet asap, blue haze
vet asap, blue haze, blood shot: Hi Lyndsey, First let me remind you that I am not a veterinarian. It sounds as though there is bleeding in your dog s one eye, and that means a trip to the vet. When a cataract is “hypermature,” it is starting to actually liquefy and dissolve. While...

Dogs: border collie, border collie, squeaky toy
border collie, squeaky toy, loud noises: One way is to observe how she reacts to noises behind her. See how hard you have to stomp you foot behind her for her to look around. Better yet, a squeaky toy or something that doesn t vibrate the floor such as clapping your hands. Our 14 year old...

Dogs: boston terriers, boston terrier puppy, welsh corgi
boston terrier puppy, welsh corgi, puppy games: Start with obedience training. 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...

Dogs: Can we breed our Boxer?, suppressed immune system, gene pool
suppressed immune system, gene pool, mites: Hi Nichole, Demodectic mange is not an inherited condition, but a condition stemming from a suppressed immune system that allows the puppy to be susceptible to these mites. All puppies receive the mites from their mother, but only a few have ineffective...

Dogs: breed compatibility, leader type, pack leader
leader type, pack leader, great health: Hi Jeff Any breeds should be compatible provided you have established and maitain proper pack order in your home. You should be at all times the pack leader. Type alpha dog boot camp into your webbrowser and implement the suggestions for establishing pack...

Dogs: Chihuahua, chihuahua puppy, false pregnancy
chihuahua puppy, false pregnancy, annoying problem: It could be a false pregnancy,and it is a common,but annoying problem-and spaying will cure that,so you can try that first The other is the dog may be jealous of the new puppy,and is trying to take attention away from it-and the best thing to do for that...

Dogs: Chihuahua male = expels strange odor, oily secretion, anal glands
oily secretion, anal glands, grooming basics: Hi Pam, You didn t say which end of your dog was emitting the foul odor. If I had to guess, I d say your dog s anal glands need to be expressed, it s probably the most common cause of doggie odor. Anal glands (aka sacs ) are two small scent-sacs...

Dogs: Chihuahua/ nystagmus, canine epilepsy, neurological issues
canine epilepsy, neurological issues, nystagmus: Actually nystagmus is a symptom of what can be very serious neurological issues. Please check out this website prior to making your decision. Good luck, I know you will do what is best for both this little guy and your family, http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_vestibular_disease.html...

Dogs: Confusing dog symptoms, gastro intestinal problems, symptoms of addisons disease
gastro intestinal problems, symptoms of addisons disease, seperation anxiety: Hi Erin, With the diagnosis of Addison’s disease, did you begin any treatment? The symptoms of Addison’s disease can be vague. More importantly, they are similar to the symptoms of many different problems. Initially, the dog may be listless, or seem...

Dogs: Cricket, 8mths-1.8 lbs. female chihuahua, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, german shepherds: Don t wait. The longer you put off, the harder it will be. This sounds to me like the common case of a small dog controlling its owner by its eating pattern. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be...

Dogs: candy peppermint, meat tenderizer, activated charcoal
meat tenderizer, activated charcoal, pottys: Hi Paty There are several different commercial products that will help with poop eating. Check your local pet stores. You might have to try several before you find one that works as some seem to work better with some dogs , and some with others. You can also...

Dogs: change is dog's routine, rare occurance, obedience classes
rare occurance, obedience classes, puppy food: It may be that you are possibly feeding him a little too much,even as little as a reduction as half a cup less can make a big difference 6 months is about the time to slowly start to change to adult food,and do that by mixing the food together in the bowl,at...

Dogs: cleaning front legs after urination, jack russell, bottoms
jack russell, bottoms, socks: Well what you can do,is to cut the bottoms of children s socks and place them on his front feet,and after his walk,they can just be thrown out,or if you wish they can be hand washed It seems silly but I have done this with a few dogs and it does keep the...

Dogs: cockapoo, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: considering a dog adoption, but some bad habits, getting a divorce, substantial experience
getting a divorce, substantial experience, dog owner: For some questions, my head says one thing, and my heart says another. First of all, you might see what some of the people here with more experience with older dogs have to say. Correcting problems after a dog is 5 years old requires a different skill set...

Dogs: crating and potty training, confinement area, exercise pen
confinement area, exercise pen, intact male: Here are a couple good sites on housebreaking: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1548&articleid=157 http://www.inch.com/~dogs/housebreaking.html I only use newspaper if I have puppies confined in a larger area such as an exercise pen....

Dogs: Degenerative Myelopathy, wheelchair carts, incontinent dogs
wheelchair carts, incontinent dogs, doggie diapers: Hi Joanne, Usually pet owners consider euthanasia when when their pet s quality of life erodes to the point when it no longer enjoys things it used to, or because of lack of mobility or pain. If your dog still seems pretty happy, eats well, and is responsive...

Dogs: Difficulty with new dog, earthqua, crate training
earthqua, crate training, different places: Much of what you are doing is right. The praise and treats yesterday were exactly the correct thing. The more he moves around outside the better to stimulate his body and induce relieving himself. To get hem moving, try running past him in baby steps while...

Dogs: MY DOG BIT THE CABLE GUY, cable installer, t break
cable installer, t break, bell rings: Hi Cindy, Listen to your instincts!!. For whatever it s worth people like the cable installer dogs love me! are usually the ones that get bitten. Until she knows what you want her to do at the door, put her away when strangers come over and get her...

Dogs: MY DOG JUMP ON EVERYONE, obedience classes, enery
obedience classes, enery, weimaraner: Get her into on-going obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with her. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm Give her plenty of exercise every day, like having her retrieve up or down the stairs until she is stepping on her tongue . Wear her...

Dogs: DOG WONT STAY IN YARD, invisible fencing, invisible fence
invisible fencing, invisible fence, sibe: Either put in a real fence or put a second gate in your kennel run (a second bit of fencing with a second gate around the primary gate). With that, it should be impossible for her to slip out as long as you keep closing the gates behind you. I hate invisible...

Dogs: Doberman, those dogs, thigh areas
those dogs, thigh areas, delema: This sounds exactly like something that went through a few of our dogs here this past winter. A skin scraping also found nothing. Whatever it is/was, I feel that it was something contagious since I had it in multiple dogs almost simultaneously (but not...

Dogs: Dog Aggresion, keeping dogs, obedience classes
keeping dogs, obedience classes, peace and harmony: Hi, These are both aggressive, dominant breeds. They should both be spayed/neutered whichever applies :). While that will solve some of your problems, it will not solve them all. To do that you need to establish pack order in your home,with you as pack leader....

Dogs: Dog Bumps / warts?, large breed dogs, hard skin
large breed dogs, hard skin, st bernard: Ask to have your dog sent to a canine dermatology specialist. Also is there any possibility that your dog could be suffereing from canine gout? This is usually in large breed dogs under the age of two years old and is normally caused by another disorder which...

Dogs: Dog bath, control fleas, natural oils
control fleas, natural oils, cooking oil: Bathing dogs strips off the natural oils their skin needs. Usually there is no good reason to bathe dogs. Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon...

Dogs: Dog bite, vet visit, antibiotic cream
vet visit, antibiotic cream, dog bite: I would clean it with peroxide and then try to work in an antibiotic cream, Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic, etc. Keep a close eye and nose too on it. Any swelling or evil smell, and see the vet. Don t let the weekend catch you with a turn for the worse. ...

Dogs: Dog ear infection, shelley davis, petri dish
shelley davis, petri dish, medical ethics: Hi Kathy, Thank you for writing to me. I am so upset at what your vet did to your poor dog. He should have referred you to a specialist, not mutiltated your sweet baby. He was obviously wrong and now your dog is still having the same problem you went...

Dogs: Dog eating drywall, bitter apple, safe room
bitter apple, safe room, intestinal blockage: As far as I know, drywall isn t harmful to dogs. It should fall apart in ones stomach, providing no danger of digestive blockages. Its alkaline properties might keep its food from digesting like it should. Stopping it? Your question is more proof of...

Dogs: Dog Fell, help please??!!, playing in the snow, snow bank
playing in the snow, snow bank, snowbank: It could cause a head injury that results in seizures, and yes it could cause a patella injury or joint injury (though I think you re ok with the snow bank ). But if she s shown no symptoms of pain or injury, then you re fine, and so is she :). What a great...

Dogs: Dog food agression -only with other animals, obedience class, bull terriers
obedience class, bull terriers, share toys: Is Trooper neutered? He is just getting old enough to begin showing some dominance. Neuter him if you haven t already. Then you need to address the problem and not the symptoms. Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser and learn how to establish and maintain...

Dogs: Dog Pad Problen, ace bandage, gauze pads
ace bandage, gauze pads, long walks: Hi Sarah You need to soften the area on the pad of his foot. Try some bag balm twice per day. Wrapping it would most likely help as well. Gauze pads under an ace bandage. Next time be sure he s wearing boots or pad guard when he goes for really long walks...

Dogs: Dog Spaying, shelley davis, dog spaying
shelley davis, dog spaying, growth plates: Hi Bee, Thank you for writing to me and congratulations on your beautiful puppy. Your question is not in my field of expertise but some will argue that it s actually the opposite of what your vet has told you. The release of hormones at maturity trigger...

Dogs: Dog has shallow breathing and shaking leg, baby aspirin, size reference
baby aspirin, size reference, ligament: Sounds to me like an injury, possible tendon or ligament, or something similar. Without a size reference I can t give you meds suggestions but a baby aspirin or a half a buffered adult aspirin depending on size should help him feel better until you can have...

Dogs: Dogs that go to the bathroom inside, dining room chairs, shitzus
dining room chairs, shitzus, housetraining: Crate your dogs. Take them out on a regular schedule. Close the doggie door and take them out yourself. GIve them thirty minutes to potty if they don t put them back in the crate, wait half an hour and take them out again. Take them out individually to the...

Dogs: Dogs biting another in the household, border collies, border collie
border collies, border collie, obedience classes: First, is Troy neutered? That should help, but it does take time for the testosterone levels to drop. You need to get him into on-going obedience classes (over several months) and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm...

Dogs: Dogs Cohabitating, male german shepherd, neutered
male german shepherd, neutered, hormone levels: It really depends on the dominance levels of the two males, but I think they would get along better if the bitch were spayed. An intact bitch will always cause a bit of friction between two males. Maybe if both males were neutered, it might work out better,...

Dogs: Dogs fighting after living together for a yr, border collie, shock collars
border collie, shock collars, pack leader: Hi Katrina No I don t expect that shock collars helped at all. Please type alpha boot camp into your web browser. You need to establish and maintain pack order in your home, with a HUMAN as pack leader. At that point, all fighting will cease :). Meanwhile,...

Dogs: Dogs Mouth, library scripts, interesting questions
library scripts, interesting questions, little trouble: Hi Sunny Thanks for your polite and interesting questions., Hope you find the parts to a dogs mouth that you need here http://www.peteduc. ation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1631&articleid=325 And the answers to your questions regarding germs and cleanliness...

Dogs: Dogs w/puppies, puppy puppies, body postures
puppy puppies, body postures, adult dogs: Hi Lynn, It s not uncommon for a new puppy and adult dog to go through a period of adjustment before the dust settles and they can either bond, or at least coexist. This can take months, and it can t be rushed. You didn t say how old your surviving...

Dogs: Drooling, american mastiff, sweat glands
american mastiff, sweat glands, salivary glands: Hi Kali, No, removing a dog s Salivary Glands (where the drool comes from) is never an option. While drool might seem unsavory, it s necessary for a dog to have those glands because saliva helps a dog to swallow, and saliva floats away food debris and keeps...

Dogs: Dry Skin - 2 year old lab, vet appointment, dust allergy
vet appointment, dust allergy, humidifer: This is probably some type of air borne allergy,such as a dust allergy ect In dogs most allergies come up as itchy skin instead of sneezing like in people Also with the heat being this time of year that also tends to dry out the coat,and can make the fur...

Dogs: Dry Skin, flax seed oil, hills science diet
flax seed oil, hills science diet, vitamin b complex: No Hills, That wasn t on the list :) Here are the first few ingredients in Science Diet puppy Ground Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Soybean Meal, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Chicken Liver Flavor...

Dogs: dachshund, whelps, dachshund
whelps, dachshund, lumps: Hi Tammy, You didn t say if there was any itching, redness, or if the bumps are filled with pus or fluid. Or if there is hair loss associated with these bumps. Do the lumps bother your dog? Is it painful, itchy or tender? Without seeing the bumps, the...

Dogs: dandruff on standard schnauzer, flint river ranch, standard schnauzer
flint river ranch, standard schnauzer, miniature schnauzer: Although Royal Canin sounds like an okay food, this could be dietary. You might try putting him on something else, like Eagle (my recommendation), Canidae, Wellness, Solid Gold, or Flint River Ranch, and see if there is any improvement. When you bathe him,...

Dogs: diabetes, blood glucose levels, high blood glucose
blood glucose levels, high blood glucose, high blood glucose levels: Hi Lou, Increased thirst, and subsequent increased frequency of urination is a common side effect of Prednisone. Even though it s a big inconvenience, do not withhold water from your dog if diabetes is suspected. Instead, take her outside more often than...

Dogs: dog, time factor, glob
time factor, glob, best of luck: Hi Abel, Whenever your dog is ill, your first course of action should be to contact your veterinarian s office. First, I am not a doctor, and second, even if I were how good of doctor would I be if I gave advice over the internet without even examining...

Dogs: My dog, pitt bulls, obedience class
pitt bulls, obedience class, least three times: Any type of dog is a good family dog if they are trained properly. Some are more difficult and for more experienced owners. Pitt Bulls are one of those breeds. Go to alpha boot camp on the web to learn to establish pack order in your home. Walk your dog at...

Dogs: dog, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, sturdy stuff: Years ago, I put an answer together to a similar question. Like many of my answers, I have saved it, refined it, and passed it on. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more...

Dogs: dog, beet pulp, doberman pincher
beet pulp, doberman pincher, obedience class: Hi Jean, When you play ball with him, change the game a bit: play with more than one ball and teach him to retrieve, come back and sit before you throw the other ball. It will help eliminate the biting. When people come over, teach him to go to a mat...

Dogs: dog aggression, wellness profile, dog aggression
wellness profile, dog aggression, old gal: Hi Tracey, As dog s age their capacities start to diminish. Their sight and hearing are not as good as before. Couple that with a pattern of attacking every couple of months and you have a cranky old gal! You may want to consider taking her in for a...

Dogs: dog aggression to puppy, lab puppy, submissive boy
lab puppy, submissive boy, pack leaders: Your problem lies in incorrect pack order in your home. You need to establish pack order with you and your husband as pack leaders. Your dog believes him to be in control of your house and you. DO NOT use an alpha pin or roll, that is not productive and can...

Dogs: dog going to the bathroom in new home, carpet steamer, great personality
carpet steamer, great personality, rotties: Throughally cleaning the house with a carpet steamer using a pet odor enzyme additive might help. Use a rental unit or have a professional do it. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the...

Dogs: dog breed, little creatures, furry things
little creatures, furry things, airedales: Most dogs with the regular hair like coat shed. I can remember joking with my wife. We kept a Husky for a few months. Not long after he was gone, I had to pull the stove out. Gone, but not without a trace. I can say a Shepherd/Husky is going to shed. ...

Dogs: my dog busa, patricia mcconnell, sensible harness
patricia mcconnell, sensible harness, nutshell: Hi George, I am sure Busa is not stupid, you and he just aren t communicating on the same level is all. He pulls on a leash? You could try using a sensible harness www.softouchconcepts.com and or treating him when he walks by your side. Try walking...

Dogs: dog butt biting, teacup poodle, peekapoo
teacup poodle, peekapoo, aggressive behavior: Hi Jessica, Wellllll, maybe it s not the peekapoo that needs some training G ! Kidding aside, butt biting is aggression with no confidence. You are less threatening when you are going away. Basic obedience (focus work, recall, heeling) will go a...

Dogs: My dog couldn't poop, only small squirts, looked depressed., many different things, sudden onset
many different things, sudden onset, squirts: Sounds like so many different things. Could ve been poisoning, an injury, parvo, ecoli, campylobacter, worms. With sudden onset it was not likely worms, but any of the other things are possible. I would wonder about poisoning or injury. Was there alcohol at...

Dogs: dog diet, brown rice diet, flint river ranch
brown rice diet, flint river ranch, proper proportions: This is not a nutritious diet, as a dog needs more than meat and rice and a bit of beans. Add some vegetables and fruits and you might have something, but I am not an animal nutritionist so cannot tell you the proper proportions that you should have or the...

Dogs: dog eats fish bait, stinky fish, fish bait
stinky fish, fish bait, diarrhea: Hi Melissa, Your dog might develop diarrhea, but aside from that, he/she should be fine. If needed, you can give your dog Pepto-Bismol. In general, Pepto-Bismol regular strength liquid: Dogs: 0.5-1 ml/per pound every 6-8 hours by mouth. Regular strength...

Dogs: dog feeding problem, obedience class, first mistake
obedience class, first mistake, schnoodle: Your first mistake is the eukanuba. Go to the pet store and get her a good quality premium food, no by products. wheat, soy or corn. Preferably Flint River. Eagle Pack. Canidae. Wellness, or Natural Balance. Put her food down for fifteen minutes every morning...

Dogs: dog food, flint river ranch, best dog food
flint river ranch, best dog food, feeding dogs: It sounds like a pretty decent food, but it is higher in protein and fat than I like to feed.... LOTS of calories in that product, so it would require close supervision as to amounts or the dogs will get way too heavy. I don t like to feed a product over 25%...

Dogs: dog food orijen, large breed puppy food, quality proteins
large breed puppy food, quality proteins, breed puppy: The percentage protein in a dog chow is highly misleading. Those chows using lower quality proteins must use more protein and less carbohydrates. The unneeded protein is them burned as energy. Unfortunately even the large breed puppy chows are too rich...

Dogs: my dog is in heat!!!, signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy
signs of pregnancy, false pregnancy, what to expect during pregnancy: Hi Ephraim, A straw colored discharge might mean that your dog is still receptive to mating. However the length of time that s passed since your original question makes me think your dog is past her heat cycle by now. A yellow discharge can mean a vaginal...

Dogs: My dog lexi, pit bull terriers, american pit bull terriers
pit bull terriers, american pit bull terriers, american pit bull: Well after looking at both of the pictures,I think it is fair to say she probably does have some pitbull mixed into her,at first she looked a bit like a Doberman as well,but her legs aren t as long as a Doberman s I have seen a few pitbull type dogs with...

Dogs: my dog loves fruit, green grapes, shih tzu
green grapes, shih tzu, oranges: Hi Jan The oranges are very good for him. But the grapes can, and often are toxic. Here s a website that lists foods and other things that are not safe for your dog You might want to print it and post it on your fridge so that everyone in your family knows...

Dogs: dog mange, best bet, baby oil
best bet, baby oil, cooking oil: Mange comes in 2 forms, Demodectic and Sarcoptic. I am not sure either yields to OTC medicine. Check you pet supplies. If you don t find anything, try treating the affected areas with an oil, cooking oil, baby oil, mineral oil, anything that can coat the...

Dogs: dog peeing on rugs, pit bull mix, question thanks
pit bull mix, question thanks, peeing: Well what you can try for that is to send her outside before you go,and don t give her any water up to an hour before you go out-and that helps in a lot of cases Another alternative you might want to try is to gate her in one room,and put down puppy pads,and...

Dogs: dog not playing, hunting games, absolute joy
hunting games, absolute joy, kibble: Hi Jen, Sometimes you have to be a bit creative in creating play in an older dog. My experience has been that you can build it but maybe not by much. It is sad that she does not know the joy of play so I think it worth a try. In order to create/build...

Dogs: dog pulling his hair out, jack russell terrier, allergy pills
jack russell terrier, allergy pills, textured skin: This is one of three problems It could be that he has fleas,the lower back is actually the most common place for fleas,what you do to tell if it is fleas is to look through the fur for black specs,which are flea droppings,and this can be treated with other...

Dogs: my dog is sick, diarrhea and vomiting, overnight hospital
diarrhea and vomiting, overnight hospital, boston terrier: Dear Alberto, I am so VERY sorry for your loss. One of the health issues I considered when I wrote to you was distemper, but of course there s no way I could have known for sure. I would wonder why your vet wouldn t have told you this when you saw him...

Dogs: My dog stopped using his litter box, doing laundry, laundry room
doing laundry, laundry room, lb male: No he doesn t mean to do bad things,. he s just developed a habit. Dogs don t intentionally do anything bad. Regardless of what humans may think :). You can definitely train him to go outside to potty, but in doing so you will have to remove his litter box...

Dogs: My dog swallowed a bone, opinoin, shitzu
opinoin, shitzu, x rays: Often symptoms don t show up for days-so in my opinoin,no she is not out of the woods,it can even take up to two or three weeks for symptoms to show up It is much better to have her go to the vet and get it sorted now,rather then wait for something to show...

Dogs: dog who thinks she's boss, new situation, bad behavior
new situation, bad behavior, webbrowser: You definitely have a problem. Your husband is going to have to agree to retraining this dog before you can accomplish anything. He has treated her like a human, and she feels she is being replaced by you. Not a good scenario. And one I hear about very often....

Dogs: dog walking, shi tzu, tazmanian devil
shi tzu, tazmanian devil, wild dog: well what you can do,is have him meet dogs that you know,and have them sniff each other,just so he can say hello a few times so that he will learn it s not a big deal sometimes it s just a matter of them being able to play with dogs and that will get...

Dogs: dogs, jack russel terrier, kazoo
jack russel terrier, kazoo, posture: Ok it took me a while to figure out what a kazoo was!! It sounds to me like it startled him. Kind of smiling could be a slightly defensive get ready posture , but he also stopped, so I think with some desensitization kazoo-treat, kazoo-treat and praise...

Dogs: My dogs, flax seed oil, natures choice
flax seed oil, natures choice, balance supplements: Nature s Choice is an ok dog food but I d rather see them on something like Fint River, Canidae, Eagle Pack,Wellness or Natural Balance. Supplements should include vitamin C, E,. B complex, flax seed oil, omegas, chondrioten and glucosomine. Sometimes as...

Dogs: Two dogs, miniature schauzer, two dogs
miniature schauzer, two dogs, schnauzers: There is nothing more wonderful than having two schnauzers! BUT.... never buy two from the same litter or bring in two at the same time as they will bond too closely to each other and will be much harder to housebreak and otherwise train. Get one, train it...

Dogs: dogs eating habits, meal snacks, puppy food
meal snacks, puppy food, meal time: Hi, Try feeding her twice a day. Every day at the same time, put her food down for thirty minutes and pick it up after that time. No matter whether she eats or not. Ignore her during meal time and make no big deal over whether she has eaten or not. No treats,...

Dogs: dogs fighthing, female yorkie, obedience class
female yorkie, obedience class, natural instincts: As the younger one matures, it is quite likely it will challenge both the older dog and you for leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a...

Dogs: My dogs hair!, groomer, groomers
groomer, groomers, pomeranian: I work with a groomer(I m not a groomer myself),and sometimes if a dog VERY heavily matted,we don t have a choice but to shave the dog However if we are able to brush it out,we will and we will tell the owner to come in more often,unless requested we only...

Dogs: dogs licking, jrt, jack russell
jrt, jack russell, neutered: While most likely it is hormonal, it wouldn t hurt to have them both checked. Dogs personalities keep changing until they mature at 3 years old. Exactly why the JRT is reacting to that as he is is hard to say. I am sure if they aren t neutered, doing so...

Dogs: eating, internal parasites, voracious eaters
internal parasites, voracious eaters, metabolic problem: Hi Melanie, If your dog hasn t always eaten so fast you want to make sure there are no physical problems with your dog. Voracious eaters may have diabetes, a metabolic problem, or internal parasites. They need to eat because they are trying to replace what...

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

Dogs: elderly dog starting to pee and poop in the house, doggie diaper, sick to my stomach
doggie diaper, sick to my stomach, peeing: She is probably incontinent,but one thing you can do that helps is to use a doggie diaper and they are made for things like this,and that way she won t stink up the house It may also be medical,and it might be a good idea to speak to your vet about this...

Dogs: Fearful Dog, shy dogs, hot dogs
shy dogs, hot dogs, shepherd mix: Well one thing that you could try are tiny pieces of hot dogs,or ground beef,as they will often work,when other treats will not,even if it is just to coax her to go outside so you aren t dragging her-what is a good way is to let her taste it on her lips...

Dogs: Female American Cocker Spaniel, cocker spaniel, nine weeks
cocker spaniel, nine weeks, spaniel: I m sorry that you bred your girl before she was two. I hope she and the puppies do well. Dogs come in heat every six months or so. If her pups are three weeks old, her pregnancy was nine weeks. So she was in heat approximately fourteen weeks ago. In about...

Dogs: Food problems, meal snacks, food problem
meal snacks, food problem, food problems: LOL he definitely owns you Shirley. Like many people you are being manipulated by your dog. Dont feel bad it happens to the best of us. Go to a good pet store and purchase a good quality food, no by products, wheat or soy. Preferably fLint River, wellness,Natural...

Dogs: My French Bulldog is bleeding from his rectum help!!, bloody diarrhea, french bulldog
bloody diarrhea, french bulldog, frenchie: Hi Emma, I m sorry to hear that your dog isn t feeling well. After several days of acting lethargic while having increased thirst, your dog has developed bloody diarrhea and now needs to be examined by your vet. Please do this sooner, rather than later...

Dogs: I have a aggressive cane corso ..., cane corsos, pet dogs
Dogs: I have a aggressive cane corso ..., cane corsos, pet dogs, pit mix

Dogs: DOG WONT STAY IN YARD, underground fencing, invisible fence
Dogs: DOG WONT STAY IN YARD, underground fencing, invisible fence, quality system

Dogs: Dogs Mouth, dummies, anatomy
Dogs: Dogs Mouth, dummies, anatomy

Dogs: dog food, cocker spaniel, turkey breast
Dogs: dog food, cocker spaniel, turkey breast, social meetings

Dogs: my dog loves fruit
Dogs: my dog loves fruit

Dogs: fence climbing, dangerous animals, tangled ropes
Dogs: fence climbing, dangerous animals, tangled ropes, chains

Dogs: jealous of other dog we have, exercise
Dogs: jealous of other dog we have, exercise

Dogs: lab/husky mix, lovable pet, family pet
Dogs: lab/husky mix, lovable pet, family pet, pennsylvania

Dogs: Maltese vs Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, type of dogs
Dogs: Maltese vs Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, type of dogs, mauzer

Dogs: when do male boxers drop testicals?, miniature schnauzers, buying a puppy
Dogs: when do male boxers drop testicals?, miniature schnauzers, buying a puppy, breeding dogs

Dogs: male dogs, stock
Dogs: male dogs, stock

Dogs: mini pitbulls, patterdale terrier, pitbull
Dogs: mini pitbulls, patterdale terrier, pitbull

Dogs: New Puppy Amongst Two other Dogs, soap and water, pet store
Dogs: New Puppy Amongst Two other Dogs, soap and water, pet store, noses

Dogs: Orijen dog food, high protein food, 10 puppies
Dogs: Orijen dog food, high protein food, 10 puppies, real dogs

Dogs: Pug won't poop!, dogs
Dogs: Pug won't poop!, dogs

Dogs: my puppy doesnt like me..or is afraid of me, puppy
Dogs: my puppy doesnt like me..or is afraid of me, puppy

Dogs: rickets, cod liver oil, local food
Dogs: rickets, cod liver oil, local food, food store

Dogs: Shiz Sue - Eating Issue, little dogs, empty stomach
Dogs: Shiz Sue - Eating Issue, little dogs, empty stomach, little at a time

Dogs: Teeth chattering - Miniature Schnauzer, teeth chattering, old boston
Dogs: Teeth chattering - Miniature Schnauzer, teeth chattering, old boston, boston terrier

Dogs: Toxic plants, control plants, poison control
Dogs: Toxic plants, control plants, poison control, pet care

Dogs: feeding a shitzu puppy/6 months old, shitzu puppy, tbl spoon
shitzu puppy, tbl spoon, poor baby: Im surprised she hasn t starved! Poor baby. She should eat as much as she wants in half an hour to forty five minutes two to three (right now I would feed her three times per day until she gets caught up) times per day. I m sure her little tummy has shrunk...

Dogs: female dog that licks my other females ears and licks her butt, goldens, adn
goldens, adn, flick: This is actually normal and thats how wolves greet but it can be annoying The best way to get rid of the problem is to flick the dog on the nose with your fingers and and awww aww sharp and loud and that usually stops the problem after doing that a...

Dogs: fence climbing, boston terrier, chicken wire
boston terrier, chicken wire, fence: You can do one of two things One is to put chicken wire,or chain link on the fence,and and have it facing inside the fence,and turned slightly downwards The other is put the dog on a long chain or rope,as long as the yard,but just so it is tight when...

Dogs: fleas, dawn dishwashing liquid, ears and eyes
dawn dishwashing liquid, ears and eyes, soap and water: You can use front line plus on your nursing mom. Just keep her away from the pups until it dries. This will actually help kill the pups fleas as well, You can also bathe them with dawn dishwashing liquid. Just make sure to put some mineral oil in their ears...

Dogs: fractured pelvis, low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, fractured pelvis: Hi Danielle, Your dog s urine might be darker than normal because he hasn t been drinking enough water. Concentrated urine is a darker yellow to amber color. The shaking might well be a reaction to pain. Your dog need not suffer through the pain of...

Dogs: frequent bowel movements, frequent bowel movements, flint river ranch
frequent bowel movements, flint river ranch, frequent stools: Take a stool specimen in when Woofy goes in for his examination and then you should know if he has any parasites. The scooting on the floor might mean that he needs his anal glands expressed. Be sure to ask the vet about this; he should be able to show...

Dogs: My German Shepard, glucosamine and chondroitin, ace bandage
glucosamine and chondroitin, ace bandage, hard wood floor: Vet Wrap is available on the internet (just do a search), and might be available at some pet supply stores. You can probably find it at a horse supply/feed store... I know Fleet Farm has it. You vet probably also carries it and might sell you some. http://www.animalworldnetwork.com/vetwrapvetwr.htm...

Dogs: German Shepherd, vet appointment, pepcid ac
vet appointment, pepcid ac, abdominal distention: Hi Mary, Your first course of action should be a trip to your vet s office. It wouldn t be unusual for a 14 year old dog to be having some arthritis, or dysplasia, in which case there is medication available to relieve pain and restore mobility. But...

Dogs: Great Dane Hair Loss, aloe vera gel, skin biopsy
aloe vera gel, skin biopsy, 100 aloe vera gel: Hi Kimberly, You didn t say if your dog has been examined by your vet since this problem developed. It s possible that your dog has developed an environmental allergy, or a food intolerance, even if you haven t changed anything in your home, or changed...

Dogs: Great Dane Puppy Growth Chart, puppy growth chart, dane puppy
puppy growth chart, dane puppy, adult males: AGE WEIGHT HEIGHT Birth weight 1-2 lbs 1 Week 2-3 lbs 2 Weeks 3-5 lbs 3 Weeks 4-7 lbs 1 Month 5-8 lbs 6 Weeks 10-20 lbs 2 Months 15-30 lbs 13-18 inches 3 Months 25-45 lbs 17-23 inches 4 Months 45-65 lbs 20-25 inches 5 Months 60-85...

Dogs: GSP will not come in, center of attention, maturation
center of attention, maturation, frenzy: It could be that she has discovered animals in your yard?? Either way if you put her on a long line and let her in the yard, when it s time to come in you simply reel her in. Do some inside-food toss inside Outside-food toss outside drills on the long...

Dogs: german shepheard dog, german shepherd breed, glucosamine and chondroitin
german shepherd breed, glucosamine and chondroitin, flare ups: Hi Clare, You didn t say if you ve had your dog examined by your vet, but the condition you re describing sounds a whole lot like hip dysplasia, possibly combined with osteoarthritis. The German Shepherd breed (and all large dogs) are prone to develop...

Dogs: golden retriver/ chow mix, average life span, hybrid vigor
average life span, hybrid vigor, vet checks: There are a lot of factors that affect how long your dog lives. What do you feed? Do you do well vet checks every year? Have your dog s teeth cleaned every year? Is he/she spayed/neutered? Vaccinations kept up to date? Regular excersize? Warm, dry, clean area?...

Dogs: growling problems, portugese waterdog, obedience class
portugese waterdog, obedience class, father inlaw: Type alpha boot camp into your webbrowser. You need to establish ;pack order in your home with you as pack leader. You also need to walk your dog. Power walk him forty five minutes every day. Get involved in an obedience class. This is absolutely fixable....

Dogs: Hair problems on a Schnauzer, purina dog chow, flint river ranch
purina dog chow, flint river ranch, hair problems: Your English is far better than my Spanish! Don t worry about it... ;o) The shedding out on the sides could be signs of a problem, but it could also be SPRING (I hear that flowers are blooming in some parts of the world... still lots of snow here). If the...

Dogs: HELP !!! House breaking my toy poodle, toy poodle, habbit
toy poodle, habbit, pees: The best way is with a crate-but you have to keep him in there at all times,except to be fed,to go outside,for some play time and to take him anywhere-that is the fastest way,as most dogs don t want a dirty sleeping area Now,with some dogs that doesn t...

Dogs: Help!!, kongs, candace
kongs, candace, unsupervised: Hi Candace, So nice to hear from you again, and to hear that things are going well for you. Sort of:). Don t leave her unsupervised in the garage. Dogs are really instant creatures and she isn t going to understand what you re treating her for. Get her kongs...

Dogs: Help with big dog and little dog, mini schnauzer, little dog
mini schnauzer, little dog, play time: I don t know that there is too much more to do than keep a close eye on things, settling them when it gets too rough. Usually if the larger puppy is older, they do a good job of backing off and not hurting the smaller one. The Weim may require more reminders...

Dogs: Hiccups, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, giant breed: Hi Jennifer, Yes, 8 week old puppies hiccup a lot. It could be that he is gulping down his food because he is growing so fast. Or that he is not being fed often enough. If he is a deep chested breed (or even if he isn t) avoid food preserved with...

Dogs: Housebreaking, little daisy, border collie
little daisy, border collie, digging holes: Easier to manage dogs? Ones like my sweet little Daisy was. Catch her doing something a couple of times and give her a stern Bad dog! , and you didn t see that behavior again. I even broke her of digging holes in the yard. She was slow to learn to go...

Dogs: Housebreaking a one year old puppy, housebreaking a dog, obedience class
housebreaking a dog, obedience class, natural instincts: I would start with a vet check. There is no training away a physical problem. It could be intentional, he is doing it to show you that you can t stop him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs...

Dogs: Housetraining my puppy, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: The going is going to be quite slow if you are leaving it for 10 hours. I you can t make it back, try to find a neighbor or professional dog walker to give it a break or 2. That is too long for even a older dog. Much of housebreaking is not training...

Dogs: hair loss, microscopic mites, having puppies
microscopic mites, having puppies, vet clinics: Hi Dayna, A change in hormones will case a dog to drop her coat after having puppies. Hand fulls will come out, but you shouldn t get bald spots. All dogs have microscopic mites on them (so do humans). These mites are called demodectic mites, they live...

Dogs: haley my dog, gentle technique, several dogs
gentle technique, several dogs, leather leash: Start with the metal slip collar with the rings on each end. Put it on like this for the usual dog on the left position. Pull the chain through the one ring forming a P . Facing the dog, slip it over its head. The free end comes over the neck allowing...

Dogs: help, precious puppy, shelley davis
precious puppy, shelley davis, kennel cough: Dear Gloria, Thank you for writing to me about your precious puppy. Your dog is very young and very fragile. It sounds to me like she may have kennel cough which can lead to pneumonia. Please have her seen by a vet on an emergency basis. These are...

Dogs: Can you help me choose the right breed?, new england usa, home daycare
new england usa, home daycare, english springer spaniel: I think the best dog for you would be a greyhound,they are large but are also great for jogging ect And do get along great with children and other animals They are also low on shedding,and at the end of the day like to just curl up beside you-they are a...

Dogs: help with new puppy, type of dogs, obedience classes
type of dogs, obedience classes, obedience training: They are not necessarily bad for children. But they must be handled correctly as any other dog of that breed type. They must have obedience training and proper in home training, socialization and, neutering. Get your boy neutered as soon as he is old enough....

Dogs: hey, allexperts, candace
allexperts, candace, good luck: Hi Candace In the toolbar, underneath the AllExperts logo you will see hyperlinkes. They are from left to right, Main Menu., Ask a Question. Browse Past Answers. Meet Top Experts, Be An Expert, and Login (experts only). Clock on Be An Expert and follow the...

Dogs: house training, cherios, crate training
cherios, crate training, basicly: The best way is with a crate-but you have to keep her in there at all times,except to be fed,to go outside,for some play time and to take her anywhere-that is the fastest way,as most dogs don t want a dirty sleeping area Now,with some dogs that doesn t...

Dogs: housetraining new rescue dog, leash problem, puppy
leash problem, puppy, boxer: Well there s a number of things you can try with the house training First,you can try a crate,and keep the dog in there at all times,and only let the dog out to go outside,to be fed,to be played with ect and do that for about 3 weeks,and then slowly let...

Dogs: my howling miniature schnauzer, bitch in season, miniature schnauzer
bitch in season, miniature schnauzer, couple weeks: This could be possible if he is still intact. If he is neutered, it is unlikely. Tell your husband to go back to walking the old route... or just leave the dog at home for a couple weeks. Personally, I would put the dog in a crate and tell him to BE QUIET!...

Dogs: Jack Russell in Labor?, gestation period for dogs, jackapoo
gestation period for dogs, jackapoo, external genitalia: Hi Kathy, The gestation period for dogs is approximately nine weeks, or roughly 60-65 days. From the fifth week on the nipples and mammary gland increase their size and get darker, getting ready to receive the breast feeders. The dog may seem a little...

Dogs: jealous of other dog we have, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, fun buddy: Well what might work is to try to give him as much attention as you give the new dog,that way he will not know that you love the new dog more,even if you can t walk him,when he is outside pet him a lot and give him treats ect And slowly bring the new dog into...

Dogs: karen brittan, flint river ranch, bad eating habits
flint river ranch, bad eating habits, puppy food: Two things you can try. One is to put something like ForBid in her food to make her stools unappetizing. The other is to take her outside on a leash to potty so that she has absolutely no chance to eat her stools. Yes, if she has parasites, she will keep...

Dogs: Labrador Shepard Mix, flax seed oil, unsalted chicken broth
flax seed oil, unsalted chicken broth, appetite stimulant: Try lots of liquids,unsalted chicken broth, plain all natural yogurt or cottage cheese, sardines, jack mackeral, tuna,browned hamburger or turkey,even canned cat food it s gross but will sometimes spark some interest. Make sure she s getting fifteen hundred...

Dogs: LEASH BITING, hook worm, chow mix
hook worm, chow mix, bitter apple: There is a product called bitter apple that can be bought at any petstore(or similar products with a different name) And it doesn t hurt the dog,but it just makes anything you spray it on taste bad and he will soon stop chewing on the leash-just keep using...

Dogs: lab/husky mix, husky mix, rescue dogs
husky mix, rescue dogs, petfinders: Very good for you. I would start by checking with rescues of both breeds. Many of them have mixes of their breed too. One of the best sources for dogs with a predictable personality is the rescue dogs. These are dogs that lost their home, but were taken...

Dogs: leash aggression, cesar milan, least three times
cesar milan, least three times, sized balls: DO NOT USE A SHOCK COLLAR. GEt both of your dogs in well fitting haltis, get them used to them. Walk them separately forty five minute power walks EVERY DAY. No matter what. You don t need a trainer. You simply need to establish pack order in your home with...

Dogs: Maltese, fresh fruits vegetables, maltese dogs
fresh fruits vegetables, maltese dogs, papua new guinea: Weight is dependent on the size of the dog and the amount of bone it carries. Maltese should be sturdy, but somewhat fine-boned. Any dog will have a tendency to live longer if it is kept *slightly* on the thin side. (Maybe your friend s dogs are too fat? Or...

Dogs: Maltese vs Mini Schnauzer, improper diet, quality diet
improper diet, quality diet, mauzer: Well, there is a solution to your problem G . Get one of each! LOL! Schnauzers can be prone to some health problems, as you discovered. One should *always* buy from a reputable breeder who is conscientious about health issues in the breed, breeds carefully...

Dogs: Mini Dachshund: Better but starved!, mini dachshund, quality dog food
mini dachshund, quality dog food, plain yogurt: Hi Kasara, I m so happy to hear that your dog is doing better! Not feeding your dog her dog food is a very slippery slope. I know you want her to eat, but she s going to learn really quickly that if she turns up her nose at the dogfood, people-food will...

Dogs: Mini Pincher pain in the rear, closet shelving, gonna fly
closet shelving, gonna fly, wire grid: You may need to walk her around a little outside, or even go until she can t hold it any longer. Then lavish praise on her. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches...

Dogs: Mointion Sicknes, stomach acids, purina pro plan
stomach acids, purina pro plan, shelley davis: Hi Helen, Here is some information about Melatonin. You can make adjustments depending on your personal situation with your dog. One of the most effective treatments for thunderstorm phobia (and general anxiety) is melatonin, an over-the-counter hormone...

Dogs: Mometamax and hearing loss, topical medication, boston terrier
topical medication, boston terrier, ear drum: Hi Doug, As far as I know, it s usually temporary when dogs lose hearing from Mometamax. Affected dogs should get their hearing back in a week or two. Your vet is the real expert here, you should be having this discussion with him or her. Mometamax is...

Dogs: Mounting Behavior, pit bull boxer mix, least three times
pit bull boxer mix, least three times, attitude adjuster: If they re both spayed and neutered then more than likely they are exhibiting dominating behavior. Whether it appears as play in the beginning or not, it means trouble. Type alpha boot camp into your web page and learn how to establish and maintain pack order...

Dogs: male boxer and male english bulldog, male boxer, english bulldog
male boxer, english bulldog, muzzles: Getting both dogs neutered will probably be a good idea,as males tend to fight less when they are done,so that will be the first step And the second would be to muzzle both dogs(and you can get muzzles for flat faced dogs,just ask the staff at a pet store)and...

Dogs: when do male boxers drop testicals?, male boxer, body heat
male boxer, body heat: Testicles are generally in by five weeks of age. Sorry, but your dog is not breedable as he is sterile due to the body heat surrounding his testicles, and he needs to be neutered because retained testicles have a highly increased chance of becoming cancerous....

Dogs: male chihuahua, local animal, little dog
local animal, little dog, animal control: That all depends on whether or not he is doing it intentionally or if some skin has inverted into the sheath and it is stuck. If it is stuck, you need to carefully pull the skin back out. Call the local animal control/police and tell them that you found...

Dogs: male dog, puggle, basic questions
puggle, basic questions, dog breed: While mounting behavior may start as a young puppy, usually they aren t sexually mature until after 6 months. The only responsible thing is to get it neutered about then. There is no reason to leave leave any dog intact except for those part of a serious...

Dogs: my male dog started peeing on my kids bed, staffordshire bull terriers, 8 year old girls
staffordshire bull terriers, 8 year old girls, bull terriers: Hi Sarah, There may be several reasons as to why your male Staff bull has starting weeing on your eight-year-old daughter s bed. Most dogs urinate on sofas and beds out of insecurity. These items contain very strong scents of family members. I m...

Dogs: male dogs, male dogs
male dogs: Neauturing is the best and easiest option,unless you plan to breed the dogs-it will also reduce them wanting to wander or fight with other dogs the only other thing you can try is to pull them away from what they are marking and say leave it loud and...

Dogs: maltese, kids toys, order of business
kids toys, order of business, maltese: Well, Angela, the first order of business would be to have him neutered if he is not already. Unless he s a show dog, there s no reason for him to remain intact anyway. I doubt what he s doing is peeing on the kids toys when he is humping them.... Next,...

Dogs: min pin, dogs brother, shelley davis
dogs brother, shelley davis, unwanted pregnancies: Hi Lindarose, Thank you for writing to me about your minpin. The chances are that your dog is pregnant after being stuck with a male while in heat. This is not a good thing. There is a reason why mating so close in the genetic line is not recommended....

Dogs: mini pitbulls, blue nose pits, miniature doberman
blue nose pits, miniature doberman, miniature bull terrier: There is no such thing as a miniature doberman. Mini Pins are not related to Dobermans at all.They don t even have a common ancestor, but don t worry it s a common misconception. :) I haven t seen mini pits either, not true ones anyway. If she likes bulldogs...

Dogs: minuture snawzier, miniature schnauzer, little ceasers dog food
miniature schnauzer, little ceasers dog food, ceasers dog food: The feeding directions call for 3 or 3-1/2 trays for every 10 lbs., which means your dog should be eating 6-8 trays per day in order to get sufficient nutrition from that product. However, at approximately 97 calories per tray , your dog would be getting...

Dogs: NEUTERED Male Mix Barks Like Mad, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, bark collar: Joan, female dogs are spayed and male dogs are neutered. ;^) At just 18 months, this dog is already very territorial, it sounds like. Does he behave this way towards other dogs when he s out in public as well? What has been done so far to stop the problem...

Dogs: AFTER NEUTERING, shiz tsu, shelley davis
shiz tsu, shelley davis, surgery examination: Hi Silvia, Thank you for writing to me. I am sorry that your sweet dog isn t feeling well. The best advice that I can offer is to take your dog to the vet who performed the surgery and have him do an after surgery examination. This should be part of...

Dogs: New Puppy Amongst Two other Dogs, white picket fence, retractable leashes
white picket fence, retractable leashes, invisible fence: Hi Karen Let her wear the leash when you re not walking and give her lots of praise when she is. Try walking her and using treats and patting your leg to get her to come up closer. Don t pull or tug her. When she does move up closer , lots of praise. She...

Dogs: New Puppy Amongst Two other Dogs, white picket fence, retractable leashes
white picket fence, retractable leashes, invisible fence: I think dogs differentiate more between their bladder nd bowels than we do. I see many questions where one is a problem, but not the other. With Phantom, it could be it is just a new home, a new pack, a new door, etc. For now, take him out, walk him around,...

Dogs: New puppy hates husband, staffordshire bull, obedience training
staffordshire bull, obedience training, shoulder area: Some of the academic studies are very negative on this. In practice, with time, she should do better with him. I think he needs to careful not to force himself on her when you aren t around. Demonstrate to her that you love and trust him. Control your...

Dogs: Notorious Humping Yorkie, little stinker, obedience classes
little stinker, obedience classes, little penis: Get your little stinker into obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm Your husband is right. This is pure dominance. The only thing your puppy is trying to tell you is where to go and how fast to...

Dogs: i need my dog to be my helper, yorkshire terrier, flash backs
yorkshire terrier, flash backs, dog trainers: Well there are dog trainers that just do that type of training,and the best way to find them is call just about every trainer you can find in the phone book,and ask if they do that type of trainer,or if they know of a trainer that does Also your vet may...

Dogs: nervous airedale, precious puppy, thyroid test
precious puppy, thyroid test, rescue remedy: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for writing to me about your precious puppy. I am sorry about the delay in responding. My computer has been crashing and it s been extremely difficult to catch up on questions. Thank you for your patience. I do agree that...

Dogs: new fear of walking/running, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, walks: What you can try for a few days is to just let her drag the leash around in the house,without holding,but just have it attached to her then just hold the leash and follow her around,then just guide her with it for a bit then start to take her on short...

Dogs: my new home and my dog, scary place, dogs
scary place, dogs, sleep: The problem is that the house is new for her, too, and she feels abandoned as everything is different now... including strange smells and sounds at night. The world can be a scary place when one feels all alone! I would put her in a crate in the house...

Dogs: new puppy needs training, breeding dogs, soft food
breeding dogs, soft food, stool sample: Starting with the food. Forget what the breeder said about the hard and soft. I see many questions here from people breeding dogs that know nothing about caring for them. Just feed the dry chow, it is better for their teeth and jaws and helps on their breath....

Dogs: new puppy in old dogs home, obedience classes, old dogs
obedience classes, old dogs, pack leader: You need to learn to establish and maintain pack order in your home. It s never a lost cause :) once you ve established yourself as pack leader you will have no more reason for bickering between your dogs. Power walk your dogs forty five minutes at heel...

Dogs: new puppys, maximum absorption, twenty four hours
maximum absorption, twenty four hours, time mothers: Hi Earleen, Normally, puppies will start nursing within 2 to 3 hours after birth. The puppies should be placed with the mother as soon as possible to begin nursing. Sometimes, first time mothers can be apprehensive and reject the puppies or attempt to harm...

Dogs: My newly adopted adult pitbull, obedience classes, male pitbull
obedience classes, male pitbull, female pit: It may be that he is watching you,out of interest which is common when dogs are new into a household-he is not sure where his place in the pack is right now Probably a good way to avoid problems and putting you at the top would be to take him to obedience...

Dogs: Obsessive Licking, resource library magazine, least three times
resource library magazine, least three times, medications for dogs: How much exercise is she getting? You re going to have to start walking her. Depending on her physical condition, let your vet help you work out a program for her. Get her walking EVERY day no matter what. Get her toys that she has to use both her mind and...

Dogs: Obsessive licking, certified applied animal behaviorist, tufts university
certified applied animal behaviorist, tufts university, medical issues: Hi Bob, I suggest that you make an appointment with a certified applied animal behaviorist to have her evaluated for OCD. She may need medication and only a vet can determine that. A good place to start looking would be Dr. Dodman at Tufts University...

Dogs: Very Odd Digestive issue., unsalted chicken broth, natural yogurt
unsalted chicken broth, natural yogurt, ghiardia: I would do a five day treatment with panacur just in case there might be some worms, or ghiardia going on that the vet missed. It happens sometimes. I would also put her on ten days of flagyl, and ten days of albon or SMZ. Just to be absolutely SURE, You...

Dogs: Old dog hates new puppy, obedience classes, time bomb
obedience classes, time bomb, alphas: If you want to try to work this out, make sure they are both neutered (the puppy in 4-5 mos.), and start taking both of them to obedience classes for several months. Start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with them (particularly Rascal). http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm...

Dogs: Orijen dog food, large breed puppy food, hip dysplasia
large breed puppy food, hip dysplasia, growth periods: Exactly. This dog food is much too high in protein for a large breed dog during growth periods. You can feed it to him as an adult, after he reaches two years of age. No you cannot feed it mixed but now and again as a treat would be ok in SMALL amounts. ...

Dogs: odor in a dog, med treatment, baking soda
med treatment, baking soda, bald spots: The dog may need her teeth cleaned, anal glands expressed, or maybe she just needs a good bath. I would go for the bath first. Yes, one should be able to sprinkle baking soda into a dog s coat, but it would be very messy once the dog shook and it would...

Dogs: oily hair, water dogs, oily hair
water dogs, oily hair, skin infection: Well,some dogs like some people do have more oily fur,and some breeds more then others,esp water dogs such as labs,also hounds tend to get oily But if it smells funny,or the skin is yellow it might be a skin infection,so the vet should look at it then ...

Dogs: overbite, rottweiler puppy, desided
rottweiler puppy, desided, tug of war: It s very unlikely. Much more likely your theory is correct. The breeder knew the puppy had an overbite and therefore decided not to keep it. Get a signed statement from the vet and if your sister got the rotty for breeding, have her discuss this with the...

Dogs: Pain med for dogs, soft tissue massage, seizure activity
soft tissue massage, seizure activity, baby aspirin: The screaming and biting is part of the seizure activity. Not really due to pain. Sometimes brain damage occurs during these seizures and they are never really themselves again. If she s in pain you can give her a baby aspirin to ease her some. Try some soft,...

Dogs: Pebbles the Pug, male dogs, heat cycles
male dogs, heat cycles, german shepard: Is her vulva swollen? Put a tissue around your index finger and insert it into her vulva. If it comes out showing a discharge of *any* color, she is in season. Also you could try standing her and gently running your finger around her vulva. If she cranks her...

Dogs: Peeing in the house at 4 years old, steam cleaning, train table
steam cleaning, train table, physical reason: If this is new behavior (you mentioned six months as an ongoing time frame) and he is four years old., the first thing you need to do is to have him vetted. He could have a UTI, or another health issue that is causing him problems. It could be from diabetes...

Dogs: Pit bull urinating, excitement urination, pit bull puppy
excitement urination, pit bull puppy, submissive urination: Hi Sheritha, Whenever there s a problem with urination, it s always a good idea to take your dog to the vet to rule out medical reasons for the behavior. It sounds as though your puppy has what s called Excitement Urination . This usually occurs in...

Dogs: Please help my dog has excema/allergies, wholesale pet supply, canned pumpkin
wholesale pet supply, canned pumpkin, black discharge: Hi Deborah, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet dog. I would recommend switching to Solid Gold Fish and Potato and see what happens. When you switch, it will have to be slowly so as to prevent diarrhea. When you start switching, include some...

Dogs: Pom hates balls, fuzzy kitty, tug toys
fuzzy kitty, tug toys, toy balls: HI Daniel, At the risk of sounding silly, then don t give her balls! There are many other toys that can serve a play function without the squeak in them. Try some of those poofy fuzzy kitty balls or tiny kong balls or tug toys and play retreve games with...

Dogs: Pomeranian Hair Loss, flax seed oil, table scraps
flax seed oil, table scraps, barf diet: I doubt the shampoo is his problem. Pedigree is death in a bag. He WILL eat what you choose for him to eat. Get him a good quality premium dog food with no wheat, no soy no corn., no by products (which by the way is made from 4 D meat, dead, dying, diseased...

Dogs: Poor appetite, omega fatty acids, canidea
omega fatty acids, canidea, meal snacks: I hate to say this but it sounds to me like part of your problem is a possibly spoiled dog. Take him OFF any additives other than his supplements. NO chicken, broth, table food, cannedfood, etc. I much prefer Flint River, Eagle Pack, Wellness Canidea or Natural...

Dogs: Possession Aggression and relation to Separation Anxiety, separation anxiety, beef heart
separation anxiety, beef heart, jekyll and hyde: They are related. They are all part of being uncomfortable with his place in his pack. You need to learn to establish and maintain pack order in your home. Nothing belongs to him, it is all yours. This will end his insecurity as well. Type alpha boot camp...

Dogs: Post neuter concern, amoxillin, golden retrievers
amoxillin, golden retrievers, wound healing: Hi Smeeta, Even though Echinacea is thought by some to help speed wound healing and reduce inflammation, there are much better medications whose use go beyond speculation and myth, that will also work quickly and safely to relieve the problem. You say:...

Dogs: Potty Training a New 1 yearold Puppy, bladder infection, earplugs
bladder infection, earplugs, whines: The only really good way to housebreak a dog is by using confinement, such as a crate. She MUST be in there when you cannot watch her. If the noise bothers you, get some earplugs so that you can ignore her noise. **NEVER** let her out when she is fussing,...

Dogs: Pug pottying in the middle of the night., long periods of time, quiet dogs
long periods of time, quiet dogs, different reasons: Pugs are generally quiet dogs anyway. Disciplining her isn t the answer. Very often dogs get confused when moved into a new place. Can you try crating her or putting her in a smaller area at night? No food after five pm , no water after nine pm and make sure...

Dogs: Pug won't poop!, poop question, bed time
poop question, bed time, potty training: The walking should eventually work, even if it takes a long time at first. I don t know if what I have had good luck with settling new puppies will work now or not. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were...

Dogs: Puppy, miniature schnauzer puppy, two puppies
miniature schnauzer puppy, two puppies, miniature schnauzer: You can purchase two puppies,but it is best not from the same litter and it actually better to wait a year or so But you can still get two puppies,even from the same litter,provided you give them time away from each other,because the biggest problem when...

Dogs: Puppy Behaviour, puppy behaviour, obedience class
puppy behaviour, 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: Puppy Chewing when we are not home, mini daschund, itty bittys
mini daschund, itty bittys, ring boxes: This puppy is way too young to be left unattended. She needs to be in a LARGE crate or x pen with wee wee pads or a litterbox., and plenty of smart toys and food stuffed kongs to keep her mind and teeth occupied. She needs to be crated until she is comfortably...

Dogs: Puppy Excitement, mini dachshund, poly rope
mini dachshund, poly rope, obedience class: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the...

Dogs: Puppy peeing in the house after we take him out, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, t rush: At that age, he may just find being outside too exciting to finish urinating. Try walking him around a little, and he may be stimulated to finish. Don t rush in too soon and let him catch on to urinating ending the exciting trip outside. Head off marking...

Dogs: Puppy training, puppy training, breeding dogs
puppy training, breeding dogs, sad cases: Parvo is a real threat. One sniff at the wrong time where a sick dog eliminated in the last 6 months and your puppy may be fighting for it life. I hate to tell you how many sad cases of it I have seen posted. Unfortunately no matter how many shots a puppy...

Dogs: papillons, genetic link, inbreeding
genetic link, inbreeding, genetic disorders: Here s a great website that describes the issues and problems in Paps. Remember that any disorder with a genetic link, is doubled with in breeding. Quadrupled if it is a complete inbreeding such as sister to brother Good luck Cindi http://www.showpaps.com/health.ht...

Dogs: why my pittbull is pit alot?, pittbull, bathroom break
pittbull, bathroom break, muscle control: Hi Yonis, He urinates a lot because he simply does not have the muscle control or house training skill of an older dog. If I had a 12 week old dog, I would be taking them to the place I wanted them to urinate every hour. And utilizing a crate at night,...

Dogs: can you please help me, bouvier des flandres, dogbreedinfo
bouvier des flandres, dogbreedinfo, black dogs: It was probably either a Newfoundland and more pics can be seen here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/newfoundland.htm Or a Bouvier des Flandres and more pics can be found here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bouvierdesflandres.htm Both are very large,hairy...

Dogs: please help...i am running out of options, bulldog, aggression
bulldog, aggression, boxer: Getting him neautured will greatly reduce aggression,so that is a first step And second he is not too old to be trained,as dogs as old as 8 or 9 can still be trained-probably the best thing for you to do is after he gets neautured call up several trainers,and...

Dogs: pomerianian, evil reputation, male teenagers
evil reputation, male teenagers, size dogs: There aren t any species where the males have reproductive cycles similar to females. Just as people mature sexually as they near their adult size, dogs do too. I was fortunate my children weren t the challenges some teenagers are. Male dogs are born with...

Dogs: My poodle/yorkie mix, poodle mix, flexi leashes
poodle mix, flexi leashes, wasps: Seeing bears,wolves ect is pretty unlikely if a lot of people are going to be around,and in fact in the woods the biggest problem is usually other dogs that are lose/aggressive But if all the dogs are on leashes and controlled,there shouldn t really be...

Dogs: potty training, trouble potty, frequent urination
trouble potty, frequent urination, medical one: Hi Jessica, It would be difficult for me to explain why you might be having challenges housetraining your pup. I don t know the dog s history (did the dog come from a breeder, from a pet store, or from a shelter; or other?). I also don t know how long...

Dogs: potty training, trouble potty, litter pan
trouble potty, litter pan, playpen: Well usually the best way is too keep them in the crate at all times,except to take them somewhere,to go to the bathroom,to eat or to play with-and do that for about 3 weeks or so,and slowly let her out more But if she makes an accident put her back in...

Dogs: potty training-help!!, crate training, dog foods
crate training, dog foods, feces: She s in the crate for way too long. You re going to have to set up an area for her to have more room in your garage as I said. And yes she should be fed twice a day every day. She also needs lots of excersize and plenty of toys that are rotated every few...

Dogs: potty training problem for an older dog!!!, female dalmatian, cigarette burns
female dalmatian, cigarette burns, leadership vacuum: Thank you for adopting a dog needing a good home. I hope I can help make it a success. Although I strongly encourage adoption, I recognize there are problems sometimes. Several things could be happening. As she settles in, she may be finding a leadership...

Dogs: puggle, heat cycle, spayed
heat cycle, spayed, puggle: Oh yes, The timing is absolutely perfect and I would say that you are going to have pups. I would take her to the vet for an abort injection. It wil prolong her heat cycle, but will end the pregnancy before it really gets started. It s wonderful that you are...

Dogs: puggle oral cysts, benzoyl peroxide, maximum concentration
benzoyl peroxide, maximum concentration, acne treatments: Hi Erin, Dogs can get acne, it s most often seen chin and lips of young dogs. Perhaps that s what these pimples, or cysts are. Don t use over the counter acne treatments on your dog. A dog s skin is thinner and more sensitive than a humans. The average...

Dogs: pugs, two puppies, baby monitors
two puppies, baby monitors, oned: While I don t know a great deal on breeding,I do know if a mother is overwhelmed she may see the puppies as harmful sometimes it is an accident,such as trying to discipline them-but thats usually just one or two puppies not the whole litter I think it...

Dogs: puppies, adult teeth, mum and dad
adult teeth, mum and dad, piece of cloth: Sometimes it is tough to tell just what is happening. Rough play is normal and it is unusual for a young puppy to actually attack another. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all...

Dogs: two puppies at once?, two puppies, beagle puppy
two puppies, beagle puppy, invisible fence: One should never buy two puppies from the same litter at the same time. They tend to bond to each other and not to the people as well as they would have if alone.... not to mention that two make training MORE than twice as difficult. If one wants two dogs,...

Dogs: puppy afraid of husband, shelley davis, calming signals
shelley davis, calming signals, rescue remedy: Hi Kim, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. A new baby has just come into your home. He has been taken from everything familiar and safe and placed into a new environment and a new pack. He is likely confused, stressed and unsure of what...

Dogs: my puppy doesnt like me..or is afraid of me, tail wag, puppy classes
tail wag, puppy classes, minor variations: That is strange. At 10 weeks, it still should have been receptive to new people and and accepting ones different from the previous ones. 6 weeks would be plenty of time for her to adjust. Try these exercises: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the...

Dogs: puppy pit bull, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: It is hard to say. Sometimes they forage undigestiables and are fine once they are out of their system. Sometimes even with the best shot program, they get sick and the sooner they get to the vet, the better their chances. If he doesn t settle down soon,...

Dogs: puppy pooping in crate, stay at home mom, pooping in crate
stay at home mom, pooping in crate, psycho babble: I see the term separation anxiety as so much psycho babble. Giving it a fancy name helps gloss over nobody having a good answer to it, including me. I think the puppy is stressed by being left alone. Being alone is not a natural state for a puppy. Since...

Dogs: puppy training, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, bladder infection: It could be he finds being outside too exciting to waste time completely emptying his bladder. Stay out with him a little longer, walking him aroound. Often they will go a second or a third time. If he enjoys being outside, don t rush back in. You don...

Dogs: Rawhide chews, rawhide chews, fuel to the flame
rawhide chews, fuel to the flame, least three times: Absolutely. I do not advocate rawhide chews ever for any reason. Aggression has nothing to do with redirection and everything to do with retraining, and establishing yourself as pack leader. Type alpha dog boot camp into your webbrowser, and implement ALL...

Dogs: Recently neutered dog, male dogs, place thanks
male dogs, place thanks, aggression: No, I don t think that is true, but I think it may be that the recent pain, etc. in the neutered dog probably puts him on the defensive and the other dogs are reacting to that. Once he settles in to the new home, etc., I m sure that things will improve...

Dogs: Removing Dewclaws at 2 weeks old?, siberian husky puppies, dew claw removal
siberian husky puppies, dew claw removal, removing dewclaws: Hi Daniel, Removal of the dew claws is easiest soon after birth because they re still like fingernails at that age, than appendages. At that young age, dew claws can be removed relatively easily and no stitches are required. Your sister is correct, if...

Dogs: Rottwieler behavior, lifetime habit, establishing dominance
lifetime habit, establishing dominance, sensitive dogs: Grabbing her collar to her is the same thing that another dog would do in biting the scruff of her neck while establishing dominance. It s also used to mother dogs to punish their bsbies. Much like you swatting a child s bottom. So no more grabbing her collar....

Dogs: Running with whippet, whippet breeders, whippet club
whippet breeders, whippet club, long distance runners: Hi Julien I have to say that I honestly do not know what your dog would be comfortable running distance wise. I would start him out slowly , increase gradually and see how comfortable he is. I would also contact your local Whippet breed club and speak specifically...

Dogs: raising 2 pups together, obedience classes, two puppies
obedience classes, two puppies, bladder infection: The very worst thing one can do is to bring in two puppies at the same time. As you are discovering, it is very, very difficult to deal with them. They can be fed at the same time in their respective crates. As to potty time, the baby will obviously...

Dogs: rat terrier pup, yellow bile, vet check
yellow bile, vet check, dogs food: Most of my training and experience is with larger dogs that do just fine on one meal a day. I have read that smaller dogs need 2-3 meals a day to avoid that problem, worth trying. Picky eater? If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet...

Dogs: recent growling and barking, aggression problem, natural instincts
aggression problem, natural instincts, jake russell: Moving is traumatic to dogs. If he isn t neutered, I would do so now. It is no cure all, but a big help in a case like this. Also obedience train him. While neutering at least always accomplishes its main goal, sometime obedience training doesn t. The...

Dogs: red eyes in boxer dog, blood shot eyes, eye irritants
blood shot eyes, eye irritants, dogs and puppies: Hi Dee, A puppy s eyes should be clear, with no red coloration to the whites. There should also not be any heavy discharge, discoloration, cloudiness, or tearing in your puppy s eyes. The most common condition in dogs and puppies that causes red eyes...

Dogs: regress in housebreaking, perfect routine, shitzu
perfect routine, shitzu, computer desk: My vet says he is using a new, safer anesthetic. Dogs are less likely to have a bad reaction to it, but they are slower to recover. So the anesthetic may have left her confused. For now, when you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use...

Dogs: rescued dog 4 years old, cold minnesota, puppys
cold minnesota, puppys, hot day: Some dogs are just snugglers and are not happy unless they are in contact with another. The colder the night, the closer they get. There is nothing better than a personal heater lying along one s back on a cold Minnesota night, I can tell you! Here, unless...

Dogs: rescued rotti, collapsed trachea, heart worms
collapsed trachea, heart worms, dry cough: Check for heart worms,as having trouble breathing as well as a dry cough is often a symptom,and heart worms can remain hidden in a dog for many,many months,but it does have to be treated as it can cause a heart failure It could also be that she was debarked...

Dogs: rickets, flax seed oil, immunity issues
flax seed oil, immunity issues, corn wheat: I think that what you, or your vet is calling rickets is a bone disorder caused by an improper imbalance of calcium phospherous and vitamin D. If you treat it as I suggested with proper diet, the supplements your vet gave you and the ones I suggested, then...

Dogs: rickets, homemade diets, rear legs
homemade diets, rear legs, question sir: You really didn t give enough information for anybody to help. While dog nutrition is fairly well known, it is complicated and hard to do if you don t have access to a prepared dog chow. Not only do they need calcium to avoid problems, too much and or in...

Dogs: my rottwilder puppy, shelley davis, emergency basis
shelley davis, emergency basis, flem: Hi Azalee, Thank you for writing to me. Puppies are very delicate and the black could be blood but it could also indicate some sort of poison. I would definite be concerned and give your vet a call on a possible emergency basis. Also, check around...

Dogs: Scared of Thunder, thunder storm, rainy season
thunder storm, rainy season, mutt: Unfortunately, the answer to this question is to desensitize the dog of this noise. The only way to do that is to get her used to the noise. Get a tape of it and play it constantly when you are home so she gets used to it and sees it wont hurt her. There really...

Dogs: Separation Anxiety, miniature schnauzer puppy, crate training a puppy
miniature schnauzer puppy, crate training a puppy, exercise pen: First of all, give him his last feeding as soon as you get home, and cut off his water by 8PM. At eight weeks, he should not be having to go outside three times a night. Since you are apparently not going to housebreak him but train him to puppy pads, put...

Dogs: Shedding and Moving dog outside, flint river ranch, invisible fencing
flint river ranch, invisible fencing, indoor dogs: There is no way to prevent shedding, indoors or out, as it is dependent on day length (light). Indoor dogs shed year-round because of the room lighting in the evening which makes their days longer. The only way to keep on top of shedding is to feed a quality...

Dogs: Sheltie, obedience agility, energetic dogs
obedience agility, energetic dogs, least three times: A broken collar just means that the white ruff that should circle her neck entirely does not. It s a color and marking issue nothing more. I would ask for a trial month or six weeks with her, breeder agreeing to take her back if she doesn t work out, which...

Dogs: Shiba Inu's snout rubbing, shiba inu, undue stress
shiba inu, undue stress, traumatic incident: Hi JoAnn, Thanks for sending me a question here at AllExperts! Many dogs like to rub their snouts, faces and/or backs on furniture or rugs. I have seen dogs do this to convey happiness and relaxation, and I have also seen dogs rub their snouts and faces...

Dogs: Shiz Sue - Eating Issue, purina beneful, beneful prepared meals
purina beneful, beneful prepared meals, dry dog food: Throw the Purina away. Use a good premium, dog food. Not one you can buy at the grocery store or wal mart. One with no by products, no wheat, no soy , no corn. These are useless fillers that your dog has problems digesting and poops out anyway. So it is paying...

Dogs: Sick Dog, hip displaysia, torn ligament
hip displaysia, torn ligament, lab retriever: Hi Michelle, Without knowing what your vet s diagnosis is, it s hard to offer any suggestions. It sounds as though the problem is in your dog s spine, possibly a disk problem or torn ligament. Limit your dog s activity level, especially if she starts...

Dogs: Sick Mini Dachshund: PLEASE HELP!!, mini dachshund, vet visits
mini dachshund, vet visits, vet bills: Hi Kasara, If your dog is having an emergency right now, you should call your vet, many have an answering service for emergencies during off hours. I understand how frustrating it is when the vet bills start piling up, and your dog isn t responding to...

Dogs: Snorkie's Shedding Problem, flax seed oil, omega fish oils
flax seed oil, omega fish oils, holistic pet food: Your first mistake was purchasing from a pet store. These puppies come from puppy mills, the health is iffy, genetics are poor, and sometimes they are not even the breeds, or hybrids, they are supposed to be through registered as such. Schnauzers should shed...

Dogs: St Bernard, shelley davis, weaning from the bottle
shelley davis, weaning from the bottle, bottle fed: Hi Griselda, Thank you for writing to me about your St. Bernard. I am very sorry about the loss of your puppies. Hormonal insufficiency is usually the cause of a situation like this. Some females will kill their pups. A very young female with a first...

Dogs: Staffordshire bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, bull terrier
staffordshire bull terrier, bull terrier, best of luck: Hi Leah, It depends if you re talking about a male, or female dog. A female s head will not split in the same way a male dog does, she will be smaller and not as massive as a male dog. In either case, the dog should appear filled out and more like...

Dogs: Stopping Obsessive Licking, obsessive compulsive behavior, energy dogs
obsessive compulsive behavior, energy dogs, veterinary behaviorist: Hi Bob, You didn t say how many hours a day your dog is left alone. Your dog might be suffering boredom, and have pent-up energy and lack of sufficient mental challenge. He may not be receiving a good, disciplined, focused walk each day, such as forty-five...

Dogs: Stray Puppies, stray puppies, fighting a losing battle
stray puppies, fighting a losing battle, separation anxiety: You may be fighting a losing battle now. Poor early socilization is tough to overcome. Give them as much attention as you can. The longer they go, the less likely they will ever accept people. Keep them apart part of the time. Otherwise, they will bond...

Dogs: Swollen dog Vagina, foot fence, fertile period
foot fence, fertile period, training pants: If she is past 6 months, likely she is coming into heat. A week after she starts discharging blood, she will be coming into her fertile period. To avoid an unwanted litter she is not ready to bear, you must watch her very carefully the next 2 weeks after...

Dogs: scared dog, san diego ca, fence
san diego ca, fence, ginger: Poor thing! Yes I think something did scare her! I would try and change the picture with some support from you. That doesn t mean babying by the way I would pair something that she likes with the yard coupled with you there. How about some ball playing?...

Dogs: siberian huskys, siberian huskys, thyroid problems
siberian huskys, thyroid problems, greasy skin: She could be losing her hair for one of four reasons,the first is what you mentioned,that it could just be the way she is sleeping or laying down,or it could be allergies,that she is itchy and licking-just watch if the fur looks red,which is actually dried...

Dogs: sick toy poodle, toy poodle, sweet personality
toy poodle, sweet personality, twenty four hours: Hi Leslie, The warm nose myth has many pet owners feeling that their pet has a fever (or otherwise sick) if the nose is warm and dry. A dog s nose may be very wet and cool one moment then be warmer and not-so-moist the next. All in the course of a day,...

Dogs: small to medium breeds, lake champlain champ, adult personality
lake champlain champ, adult personality, lake champlain: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don t take a recommendation for some obscure, hard to find breed too seriously. Even if your puppy doesn t grow up like you expected, how you raise it helps make...

Dogs: soiling puppy crate, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I hate to say this, but you may have to make a trip out in the middle of the night for a while. One thing that will also help is at the 11 PM trip, be sure and walk her around, exercise stimulates bowel movements. I also thing that during the day, you need...

Dogs: st. bernard, enthusiastic interest, kibble
enthusiastic interest, kibble, sammie: Hi Sandra, Thank you for writing to me about your training program for your St. Bernard. Training a dog to come when called is often referred to as a recall. When you call your dog and he does not come, then he is learning that he doesn t have to...

Dogs: stairs/ injuries, shelley davis, back injury
shelley davis, back injury, little dog: Hi Olivia, Thank you for writing to me about your precious dog. If your dog has had a serious disc and back injury it might exaccerbate the condition to be climbing steps, but the ultimate decision lies with your vet. He is the expert who has personally...

Dogs: stinky dogs, male cairn terrier, anal glands
male cairn terrier, anal glands, vineger: Give your groomer a call and ask what she does. It may be the shampoo she is using, and you should be able to buy that same shampoo from the same place she does. Many groomers also spray a doggie cologne on the dogs and that can sometimes last for a couple...

Dogs: strange dog behavior, male toy poodle, negative reinforcement
male toy poodle, negative reinforcement, stimulus response: Hi Tara, It s not that strange. A lot of dogs do that. Couple the noise/sight of an animal with some negative reinforcement and you have a dog who barks at every animal on TV. My Malinois used to wake up from a dead seep when she heard an animal on TV....

Dogs: Teaching an old dog new tricks, old dog new tricks, bladder infection
old dog new tricks, bladder infection, old dogs: If the dog has been doing this for 13 years, there is no way you are going to be able to retrain her. If this is a relatively recent development, I would have her examined to make sure she is healthy... no bladder infection, parasites, etc. If everything...

Dogs: Teeth chattering - Miniature Schnauzer, open that mouth, loose tooth
open that mouth, loose tooth, miniature schnauzer: I wonder if she doesn t have a loose tooth in there that is bugging her and her chattering is trying to get it back in place so that she can close her mouth properly. Open that mouth up and take a close look and poke at all her teeth. She may need to have...

Dogs: Terrier knee, flax seed oil, knee ligament
flax seed oil, knee ligament, cruciate ligament: Hi Mary Try this link. I think you ll find what you are looking for. I used a form of this stuff on a horse I bought several years ago who at the time was almost completely unable to walk due to rear leg joint pain. By the next summer I was riding him on...

Dogs: THROWING UP, rid x, bacteria
rid x, bacteria, vet: Have him vetted. I doubt seriously it was the wormer. Next time you deworm , use panacur, for five days. Rid X is strong and not very affective. It could definitely be from your water, could be ghiardia or many other problems. Best to have a vet see and diagnose...

Dogs: Thinning Hair??, flax seed oil, tea tree oil
flax seed oil, tea tree oil, derm caps: Evo is good dog food, good for you :). The derma caps should help as well, add vitamin C, biotin,flax seed oil, and b complex to her diet. Try some tea tree oil, or melaluca on her little head :) She sounds like a jewel. I think you ll see great improvement....

Dogs: Toilet training, mild interest, litter training
mild interest, litter training, litter box: Hi Lisa, Until your puppy is reliably house trained, he shouldn t have the run of your home. That means when the puppy is out of his cage, he needs to be monitored closely so you can catch him when he is about to go potty and direct him to his litter box....

Dogs: Toxic plants, apple leaf croton, arrowhead vine
apple leaf croton, arrowhead vine, apricot pits: Hi Kim, Thank you for writing to me with this important question. Here is a list that you might want to study. This is a full compiled list of plants that they are known to be toxic. While in some cases, just parts of a plant (bark, leaves, seeds,...

Dogs: Toy Pomeranian Hair Loss, cause hair loss, toy pomeranian
cause hair loss, toy pomeranian, type of dogs: Ok-well it might be the food,as that does cause hair loss in some dogs,esp food that has corn or a lot of wheat in it So it might help to switch to a brand that has no corn in the food at all,and slowly mix the food together so you don t upset the stomac...

Dogs: Training, puppy chow, feeding a puppy
puppy chow, feeding a puppy, dry dog foods: When I start with a 7 week old, I couldn t guess how many times I have taken it out by that age. It may take a little longer for what has been an outside puppy. 19 puppies ago, when I was way lower on the learning curve, I was given an older puppy that had...

Dogs: Training my Maltipoo, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: Maybe I needed to give more explanation. The foaming at the mouth is not normal. Crating her less will reduce it. However, sometimes you can t watch the puppy, and the crate is the best place for it. She needs to respect you enough as leader to accept...

Dogs: Trash Can, red blood cells, chicken bones
red blood cells, chicken bones, raw chicken: Hi Dustin, The chicken juice won t harm your dog, chicken bones would be more of a concern. Onions, aren t supposed to be fed to dogs, as they can be dangerous or even fatal, causing damage to red blood cells and to the liver and resulting in diarrhea,...

Dogs: tail cramp, quick massage, pinched nerve
quick massage, pinched nerve, cramp: It might be either a pinched nerve,or a bit of arthritis in the tail or spine,which both can make the tail cramp but do watch if the dog has trouble walking or keeping her balance,as that might be something serious such as a stroke but if it s just the...

Dogs: teath, cocka poo, puppy teeth
cocka poo, puppy teeth, knuckle bones: Yes, this is perfectly normal. He is starting to lose his baby teeth and get in his adult teeth. Give him plenty of hard things to chew on like large knotted rawhides and big knuckle bones. Watch to make sure that all his puppy teeth come out and that he doesn...

Dogs: teddy, scent glands, going to the bathroom
scent glands, going to the bathroom, cairn terrier: This is because dogs have scent glands between there back paws-and they want other dogs to know it is there territory and they esp do this after going to the bathroom If it bothers you when he is doing that say no digging and call him over to yo...

Dogs: teeth grinding, obedience commands, bad habit
obedience commands, bad habit, tooth grinding: Hi Pauline, Tooth grinding can certainly be annoying, but there are worse habits a dog can develop. You could treat this like any other bad habit a dog could develop, that s done with distraction and reward. Scolding her when you notice her grinding her...

Dogs: training housebroke dog, bladder infection, dashound
bladder infection, dashound, bathroom rug: It could be a few things First of all,it might be because she isn t eating for drinking much right now-which is common when you first bring a dog home and may even take over a week for them to eat/drink normally,so natually once she eats and drinks more,she...

Dogs: training a rescue dog, puppy mill, mudroom
puppy mill, mudroom, two dogs: Well the best way to do anything with a dog like this is go slowly-even if when you are walking her she goes up to people,have a friend approach her on a walk and talk to her,and have that friend give her a treat Also have that friend come to your house...

Dogs: Unusual behavior, rescue remedy, split personality
rescue remedy, split personality, nature store: This is common in dogs that have been wild and had to fend for themselves for a long time,as well as being in a shelter-and most do get better in time Now something that works is a natural product called rescue remedy and it helps to calm them down esp...

Dogs: Urination, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: That sounds quite likely, especially if she is straining and dribbling. If anything, the Shepherds usually can go longer than other dogs. Get her in to the vet. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and...

Dogs: UTI?, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, tissue development: Dear Melissa, Thank you for writing to me. I am extremely concerned about your young and therefore very delicate puppy. Normally I would give a list of holistic things to administer but I believe that this infection has gotten to a crucial stage and...

Dogs: unruly behaviour, energy dogs, obedience class
energy dogs, obedience class, least three times: Hi Rachael Your boy is not getting enough exercise. Terriers are very high energy dogs and require lots of structured excersize and non structured as well. Get a halti from a pet store such as Petsmart or Petco and follow the instructions getting your dog...

Dogs: urinating dog, lazy side, cockapoo
lazy side, cockapoo, bowel movement: Likely she claiming the new house. It is hard to retrain an 8 year old. You might see what some of the people in the dog training catagory here have to say. I would try crating her. It is only natural that a dog resists its crate at first. What thedog...

Dogs: Wet Food, beet pulp, science diet
beet pulp, science diet, wet food: Maybe she read the bag LOL. No seriously., Science Diet is nasty food and should never be fed under any circumstances. Go to a pet store and choose a good premium food, a good rule of thumb is nothing you can buy at a discount store or the grocery store. Choose...

Dogs: whining in kennel, sleep at the bottom, miniature poodle
sleep at the bottom, miniature poodle, obedience classes: Feed her in her crate, take her to obedience classes, and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with her to establish dominance over the dog. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm When she starts fussing, loudly and firmly tell her to BE QUIET! If she continues,...

Dogs: white dog w/one blue one brown eye, mini australian shepherds, australianshepherd
mini australian shepherds, australianshepherd, hind quarters: Sounds like it might be an Australian Shepherd or a cross with that breed in her,but without me seeing a picture it s hard for me to guess here s more pics of australian shepherds: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/australianshepherd.htm Some people do get them...

Dogs: What do I do?, check www, vet
check www, vet, dogs: No. Do you have any idea how many questions I see from people that thought this or that was safe? Not only would bearing a litter be very hard on her at her age, chances are neither one of them is really breeding quality. If you feel we have a shortage...

Dogs: ?????, unwanted dogs, male dogs
unwanted dogs, male dogs, anestrus: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your pug. The complete cycle takes about 6 months, resulting in 2 estrous periods each year. Individual variation occurs, but a given female s pattern tends to be repeated regularly. The estrous cycle...

Dogs: Yorkie Hair, slicker brush, petcetra
slicker brush, petcetra, petsmart: Well often the best shampoo/conditions are ones you can bye at a dog groomers,although the price will be higher,it is better and cause a lot less tangles and will save you time in the long run,so a good shampoo is worth a bit higher price Also there s better...

Dogs: My 1 year old yorkie, bladder infection, accedent
bladder infection, accedent, yorkie: First, make sure that he doesn t have a bladder infection. (I know... he is doing both, but if he gets used to doing one thing in the house, the second won t be far behind.) Part of your problem might be that he is spending too much time outside. I have...

Dogs: 13 yr. old standard poodle with face infections, intravenous antibiotics, standard poodle
intravenous antibiotics, standard poodle, food allergies: Hi Pat, Thank you for writing to me about your poodle. This is rather baffling but the first thing I would do is have the vet biopsy the wound/infection and send it to a good laboratory. I would also check for the range of possible tick bites. This...

Dogs: 2 dogs, tape worms, vet clinics
tape worms, vet clinics, stool sample: Hi Perry , Those rice-like things definitely can be a parasite, possibly tape worms . It s possible for you to contract tape worms (and some other parasites) from a dog, be sure to wash your hands after handling the dogs. Both dogs should be examined...

Dogs: 2 female boston terriers - sisters, emergency c section, boston terriers
emergency c section, boston terriers, control behaviour: Hello again. Ok.. am not a vet so i cant answer any questions re the health of the dog. As far as alpha or not,....the fact is that you need both the dogs to view YOU as the alpha and then there will not be as much of an issue. You are the pack leader and...

Dogs: 2 year old Rottweiler, kind of virus, rottweiler
kind of virus, rottweiler, zeus: Seven days is too long for him to be sick. But it doesn t sound like parvo at all. It doesn t sound terribly serious, could it be that he ate a sock or some other thing that could be causing a blockage. That s way too long to go without pooping. I know...

Dogs: 2 yr old Crest Dog, barricade, watching tv
barricade, watching tv, snoopy: You might try thinking of it less as a housetraining problem and more like a separation problem. Sometimes dogs won t go to the bathroom outside if they have figured that it s a cue to you leaving them. Easy to see how that could be, it s typically the last...

Dogs: 2 yr old Shih tzu spoiling carpet suddenly, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, obedience class: Just why dogs do things is always speculative. If she only does it when you aren t around, training her not to won t be easy. Leaving her a Knog filled with peanut butter might help. Otherwise, likely the crate is the only solution. If she is never left...

Dogs: 2 yr old shih tzu spoiling carpet, bizarre symptoms, negative attention
bizarre symptoms, negative attention, shih tzu: Restrict her to an uncarpeted SMALL area with her box while you are gone until she remembers what she is supposed to do. Also, just in case have her vetted for a UTI. Sometimes they do cause bizarre symptoms. I think restricting her to a smaller area will...

Dogs: 20 month old Cockapoo, joanne young, adult teeth
joanne young, adult teeth, dog obedience class: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: 2yr old german shep pooping in house?, german shep, crate training
german shep, crate training, day break: The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels safe in its den. It rests, the body slows down reducing the need for water and relieving its self. Dogs that have been crated all along do very well. Out of the crate, he is...

Dogs: 3 yrs old lhasaopsa, puppy housebreaking, shelley davis
puppy housebreaking, shelley davis, kennel cough: Hi Lisa, Thank you for writing to me about your precious dog. I am very concerned about your dog. Not having heard what you describe as a turkey noise I am guessing that this might be a cough? If so, your dog likely picked up kennel cough while at...

Dogs: 4yr likes to masterbate, pomeranian, veterinarian
pomeranian, veterinarian, medical treatment: Sometimes when a dog starts this behavior, for any reason, it can become a habit. Yelling at him will do nothing for this, but could create other, possible worse, behaviors. You need to quietly distract him when you see him doing this. Call him over and...

Dogs: 5 month old chow chow, chow chows, chow chow
chow chows, chow chow, backyard breeder: It is good that he is young,that does make a huge difference-probably one way of telling if he is good with other people is to invite a friend over,and just watch the dog for a bit,before having him/her pet or try to pet Shadow One way to get him used to...

Dogs: 5 month old pup refuses to go outside, computer desk, teckel
computer desk, teckel, pet store: Biggest difference between a young puppy as I detail below and and older puppy is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch...

Dogs: 5 mth old min pin bloody stool, inflammatory bowel disease, bloody stools
inflammatory bowel disease, bloody stools, bloody stool: Hi Melina, Just as you should go to a doctor if you were to experience bloody stools, so should your dog! This could be a case of Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, parasites or plenty of other things. What s the use of guessing? Doesn t your dog deserve...

Dogs: 5 week old pug puppies, pug puppies, dry dog food
pug puppies, dry dog food, wet food: No they don t need bottle feeding any more. I would offer them wet food a minimum of four times per day. You can mix and match that with some milk replacer on the side for another week or so :) Sounds like you did a great job Don t forget to vaccinate Cind...

Dogs: 5 year old german shepherd, 2 females, loving animal
2 females, loving animal, shepherd rescue: There are some cases where even the most experienced dog owners can t keep peace between to dogs, most often 2 females. If the Lab is 3 or less, she may be maturing and challenging the the Shepherd for leadership. Spaying helps and also obedience training....

Dogs: 6 year old poodle having weird episodes, sciatic nerve, pinched nerve
sciatic nerve, pinched nerve, many different things: This could be so many different things, but it certainly puts me in mind as to when my sciatic nerve was acting up and the pain would shoot down from my hip all the way to my toes in my left foot and take me down to the floor from the intense pain. Once the...

Dogs: 6 yr. old Black Lab, doctors foster and smith, heart issues
doctors foster and smith, heart issues, pyoderma: Your dog really needs to be diagnosed by a veterinarian... which I am not. And I would go to a different veterinarian than the one you have been using. Time for a second opinion. The coughing, panting, and shortness of breath could be anything from laryngeal...

Dogs: 6yr JRT compatible w choc lab pup?, lab pup, little pup
lab pup, little pup, obedience classes: I guess I didn t think until just recently that he would actually listen because as a puppy he was a holy terrier! All the more reason to train him! Little and cute only goes so far... and then one has to LIVE with the dog. The fact that you didn t might...

Dogs: 7 month old Akita/Lab mix, raw carrot, puppy food
raw carrot, puppy food, strict diet: While carrots are widely recommended, it is mostly by those recommending other untested things. I have read some bad things about them. I have no proof of it, but it seems to me a dog could choke on a large piece of raw carrot or celery. If you are going...

Dogs: 7yrs malamois, spayed, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I guess you could try what I do with a young puppy. I have never tried to retrain a 7 year old, and would say it will take a lot of work. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while...

Dogs: 9 1/2 year old Akita-show agression/fear, first confrontation, akitas
first confrontation, akitas, bill of health: It could be. Very often you ll see changes in a dogs behavior as they age just as you do with people. She could be having problems seeing, or she might not feel well. Or she might just be having trust issues after feeling uncomfortable with the first confrontation....

Dogs: 9 month old black lab hair loss, thyroid levels, thyroid
thyroid levels, thyroid, hair loss: Dog shedding is triggered by light and lengthening days, not heat. He could also be blowing his puppy coat. If the shedding continues abnormally, you might need to have his thyroid levels checked. It is time to teach him to be an inside dog before it gets...

Dogs: 9 wk old puppy and taking him outside to potty, rabies, animal control
rabies, animal control, friendly community: Pick one training method and stick to it. If you have dogs crossing into your yard then I would not take puppy outside, you should also bleach the soles of your shoes prior to coming into the house. If you think you have squirrels with rabies you should contact...

Dogs: Abused Dog - Rare breed - Behavior Problems, aggressive dogs, loud bark
aggressive dogs, loud bark, rare breed: First,if he isn t altered,getting him done may help reduce aggression Second this is a VERY serious problem,and I think the best way(the only way)to deal with this is through a a trainer that deals with aggressive dogs and one that can come to your house...

Dogs: Adopted grey hound, shy behavior, considerate behavior
shy behavior, considerate behavior, time and patience: Hi Elisabeth, Congratulations on adopting a dog! You only have the dog for about a week. Even if you adopted a dog that came from a loving secure home, you would still need to expect at least three weeks (and possibly as long as a month) before the new...

Dogs: Adult God Urinating in crate, magic answers, wits end
magic answers, wits end, urinating: As dogs get older they need to go more frequently just as humans do. Dogs don t pee or poop out of retribution or necessary. Your boy , if he were human would be over fifty. We have to make adjustments for our older dogs as these changes occur. Letting him...

Dogs: Age, old age in dogs, chocolate lab
old age in dogs, chocolate lab, person ages: Well,each dog,like each person ages differently,larger dogs,such as labs do start to age around 5 or 6,while smaller ones might not even start to age till 11 or 12 This however doesn t mean she won t live a long time,just that her joints might bother her...

Dogs: Aggresseive dog, symptoms of hypothyroidism, west highland terrier
symptoms of hypothyroidism, west highland terrier, puppy parties: This could be due to his age... as he now leaves adolescence and enters adult maturity. Some terriers can be a bit touchy with hair triggers, although Westies aren t usually known for this like the Cairns or Scotties. Since this behavior, however, is fairly...

Dogs: Aggression, basset hound puppy, basset hound
basset hound puppy, basset hound, muzzle: This is probably jealousy as well as showing the puppy she is in charge First,what you can do is to buy a muzzle for her(since the other dog is a puppy one isn t needed for the puppy)and let her go after the puppy with one on,that way she can establish...

Dogs: Aggression, puppy classes, lhasa apso
puppy classes, lhasa apso, dog handlers: Some older dogs are just NOT good with puppies, and there is nothing to be done about it. My second schnauzer was like that as she got older. She would attack from two feet away if they looked at her. They learned to just ignore her, and then life was fine....

Dogs: Aggression at Dinner Time, natural instincts, puppy training
natural instincts, puppy training, obedience training: I guess since I have been give a solution for the food bowl, I concentrated on it. Maybe try obedience training. 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...

Dogs: Aggressive Puppy?, pug beagle mix, aggressive puppy
pug beagle mix, aggressive puppy, obedience class: 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: American pit bull terrier, pit bull terriers, american pit bull terriers
pit bull terriers, american pit bull terriers, american pit bull: Yes,you can probably get these dogs from Canada as they are popular here but note that American Pit Bull Terriers are banned from the Provence of Ontario in Canada,as well as in the UK-so be aware not to even try to get that breed from those places,but you...

Dogs: Anxiety, emergency c section, bo jangles
emergency c section, bo jangles, crash helmet: Having that I work with a grooming and a t a kennel-I know of a natural and safe product called rescue remedy and we use it a lot,and with great results and being that it is natural,it is also safe Now I recommend using it about an hour or so before you...

Dogs: Anxiety - Severe, emergency c section, bo jangles
emergency c section, bo jangles, crash helmet: Sometimes there is not a lot one can do when one gets a dog that acts up that severely. Something has happened to make her that way, most likely. Basically, she needs to be retrained, and that will take a LOT of patience. First of all, I realize she had...

Dogs: adult dog potty training, belly band, yorkie
belly band, yorkie, puppy: Well for dogs that crates don t work the alternative is to either use papers or puppy pads,they work in the same way and what you do is gate off one room and put the pads/papers down and when you are home put him on them every time you see that he is going...

Dogs: aggression towards men, pet supply stores, body posture
pet supply stores, body posture, practice sessions: Hi Sally, With plenty and time, and lots of patience for you and your husbands, your Chihuahua can learn to accept your husband. Daily training sessions where your husband would crouch down or sit on the floor, maintaining a nonthreatening sideways stance,...

Dogs: aggressive schnauzer, humane investigator, positive reinforcement
humane investigator, positive reinforcement, verbal reprimand: The talking is purely schnauzer. With some, one can totally carry on a conversation. I ve been around dogs, a lot of dogs, for over 40 years now, and I have never heard of a dog that goes on the attack from a verbal reprimand. That is certainly a new, and...

Dogs: agression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Perhaps Max is having vision problems. If you hold a ball or a treat in front of him, does his eyes track it when you move it? Perhaps he should have had a good vet exam before putting money into a behavior specialist. The specialist may have other ideas,...

Dogs: agressive behavior in Shitz shu, shitz shu, obedience class
shitz shu, 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: BAD SKIN, benzoyl peroxide, pink skin
benzoyl peroxide, pink skin, language differences: Unfortunately, I have no idea what is available to you, and I don t know what a stop is due to our slight language differences. I would get some advice from a veterinarian, if you haven t already, and I would wipe her down daily with Listerine mouthwash....

Dogs: Bananas for dogs, frozen bananas, fruits and veggies
frozen bananas, fruits and veggies, baby carrot: Hi Kelly, My dogs love bananas too. It s safe to give your dog a bite or two of banana daily, whether they be frozen or fresh. Too much of this good thing can cause bowel problems. Most fruits and vegetables are a great treat for dogs. You can try offering...

Dogs: Basics for a struggled future dog owner, miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer
miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer, guinea pig: And here I was just thinking that I would answer one last question before doing dogs and going to bed GGGGG Kiddo, you need a book, or two G First, go to my website http://britmorschnauzers.com. There is a fair amount of information there, particularly...

Dogs: Bassett Hound, separation anxiety, acting this way
separation anxiety, acting this way, medical one: It sounds like separation anxiety,and it starts by dogs wanting to cling to you all the time and never want to be on there own,but can progress to the point where if you go out anywhere,the dog will howl,dig the floors to get out,and hurt herself,a good way...

Dogs: My Beagle just had bladder stone surgery, flax seed oil, unsalted chicken broth
flax seed oil, unsalted chicken broth, bladder stone: Hi Jennifer I would put her on something like Wellness or Natural balance, low protein, low ash,no grain. No grain is VERY important. You can do raw if you want but it s much harder to regulate. Supplements,vitamin C, five hundred mgs break it into two doses,vitamin...

Dogs: Behavior, shelley davis, male boxer
shelley davis, male boxer, male dogs: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for writing to me about your two male dogs from the same litter. An important piece of information is needed...are your dogs neutered? If not, neutering them could help with them vying for a female s attention. One of the things...

Dogs: Black Miniature Schnauzers, black mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzers
black mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer: One color is NOT more aggressive than another. However, a particular breeder s dogs might be more aggressive, and if that breeder happens to have black schnauzers.... suddenly there is a fact about a color that is not true. Choose your breeder wisely; there...

Dogs: Breaking dog of bolting, border collie mix, border collies
border collie mix, border collies, electronic fence: Well what you may want to do is to find the store that your going to buy it from,and see if they have either a demo one so that you can bring your dog in(if it is a petstore type place,that is usually allowed) Or when you buy it,before setting the whole thing...

Dogs: Breathing Problems, pekignese, anti biotics
pekignese, anti biotics, anti biotic: Hi Joann, Thank you for writing to me. A dog that is in the condition you describe should be put into the hospital with intravenous anti-biotics. She also should be administered some oxygen. Get a second opinion and ask for a specialist in pulminary...

Dogs: Breeding Pugs, placentas, screeching halt
placentas, screeching halt, golden retrievers: I don t know that I would say good chance of dying, but, yes, there is always that risk anytime one breeds a bitch. And with a dog like a pug there are special concerns since they have such narrow rears/hips compared to their shoulders and heads. I would...

Dogs: Bulldogs and seizures, old english bulldog, beef liver
old english bulldog, beef liver, chicken liver: You can use beef liver, chicken liver,any kind of liver. You can also and SHOULD put her on iron supplements. I would cook it, rare. You can also give her leafy green veggies, spinach in particular is great just as it is for people.Be sure and use fresh....

Dogs: Bumps on my dogs nose and ears, blonde moments, question thanks
blonde moments, question thanks, runny nose: Oh DUH I m so sorry I meant staph and no it s not serious., Just needs the correct antibiotics to treat it so that it doesn t keep coming back. It can be difficult to get rid of and impossible if the right antibiotics are not used, Please forgive my typo...

Dogs: bathing a 3 mo. old puppy, eyes and ears, blow dryer
eyes and ears, blow dryer, mineral oil: Now s good :). Just make sure you put a couple of drops of mineral oil in your babies eyes and ears prior to bathing, and when you dry him/her be careful if you use a blow dryer. Don t put the dryer too close to the puppy and be careful that you don t allow...

Dogs: bed time, bed time, persistence
bed time, persistence, five minutes: Persistence is the key :). You might try crating him. And you can also try giving him a special treat/toy only in his special place Like a kong stuffed with treats to occupy his mind and his mouth. Do remember he is an infant. One who doesn t speak English....

Dogs: behavior, obedience class, body posture
obedience class, body posture, natural instincts: Better leadership on your part may help. 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...

Dogs: behavior when she sees people, purina pro plan, rear paws
purina pro plan, rear paws, obedience class: Hi, Cathy. The problem with your dog is that she has never had her obedience training proofed around distractions (ie: other people). What do you do when she jumps on people, starts nipping, or tries to pull you towards other people in their yards? What kind...

Dogs: up my behind, humane society, pup
humane society, pup, wolves: Dogs are very social. They instinctively want to be part of a pack like wolves. It could be in the past she was forced to spend too much time by herself or lost her people. Now that she has somebody to be with, she is making the most of it. She may be...

Dogs: best dog for going for long walks, adult personality, long walks
adult personality, long walks, rescue dogs: I think almost any of the larger breeds should do. www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don t take a recommendation for some obscure, hard to find breed too seriously. Even if your puppy doesn t grow...

Dogs: best food options for miniature fox terriers, miniature fox terriers, yams sweet potatoes
miniature fox terriers, yams sweet potatoes, miniature fox terrier: One home made diet for dogs that I have personally used and with good success is to mix 1 cup of ground beef/chicken 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of frozen peas,and if you wish you can mix yams(sweet potatoes)and kelp into as well And for a small dog such as...

Dogs: bichon friese, pet quality, couple times
pet quality, couple times, tilly: If your dog s coat is still straight at this age, I doubt it will ever change. (I am assuming that it has been groomed a couple times now.) There are certain things that make one dog pet-quality and another a show dog. It can be due to the amount of angulation...

Dogs: black lab, responsible pet owners, fatal infections
responsible pet owners, fatal infections, black labs: I can t understand why you have waited until now to check on this. That is around the usual age for females to have their first heat cycle as it is referred to. Responsible pet owners get their females spayed at 6 months to avoid the mess, hassle, and risks....

Dogs: black lab, ankle area, dust mites, atopic dermatitis
dust mites, atopic dermatitis, ankle area: Hi Monica, Paw-licking and chewing are common signs of disease in dogs. The most common cause for the itch you describe is atopic dermatitis, or inhalant allergy. This is similar to hay fever in humans except that the result is usually foot-chewing...

Dogs: bladder stones in mini dachshund, purina pro plan, mini dachshund
purina pro plan, mini dachshund, purina one: Stay away from Purina and Science Diet. She needs to be on a low ash, high moisture food with as little additives as possible, the fewer ingredients the better and I personally prefer NO grain. If you must feed a food with grain, stay away from , corn,. wheat...

Dogs: blood in dogs urine, vet appointment, bladder stones
vet appointment, bladder stones, bladder infection: The dog most likely has a bladder infection, although there is always a possibility that it might have bladder stones. Try to observe them carefully and maybe you can figure out which one it is. Let them outside and see if anyone is straining to go or...

Dogs: bonding, obedience class, obedience training
obedience class, obedience training, staffie: That isn t the best. Give him plenty of attention, taking him for walks, brushing him, feeding him, etc. Obedience train him. A good obedience class or book is about you being top dog, not about rewarding standard commands with a treat. Start obedience...

Dogs: boxer pup, boxer pup, cysts
boxer pup, cysts, lumps: Anytime your dog has any kind of growth or lump you should have him seen and diagnosed by a vet. They could be just cysts, or they could be a form of cancer and without having him seen by a vet there is really no way to know the difference. Either way they...

Dogs: boxer pup bad front paws, boxer pup, puppy food
boxer pup, puppy food, excessive growth: What has your veterinarian said about this? It sounds as though your puppy has been on a very bad diet, possibly one containing too much calcium. Here is some information (photos) on what feeding a diet that causes excessive growth too early too soon does...

Dogs: What breed is my dog?, shetland sheepdog, female collie
shetland sheepdog, female collie, personality quirks: Hi Taryn, Shelters can never say with absolute certainty what breeds any puppy may be. But your dog sure looks as though they correctly identified the breed mix. A female Shetland Sheepdog stands about 13-14 inches high at the shoulder, and weights...

Dogs: What breed of dog?, boston terriers, deserving dogs
boston terriers, deserving dogs, type of dogs: Well, you made this easy G If you are partial to Boston Terriers, why not get one of those? It is a very nice breed. Another somewhat similar breed to consider would be a French Bulldog. Again, a nice breed! Since you work in your local shelter, it would...

Dogs: What breed of dog?, boston terriers, adult personality
boston terriers, adult personality, type of dogs: www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don t take a recommendation for some obscure, hard to find breed too seriously. Even if your puppy doesn t grow up like you expected, how you raise it helps make...

Dogs: What breed of dog?, boston terriers, west highland white terrier
boston terriers, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier: A Boston would be a great choice for you. They are smart, funny,. easy to train and VERY energetic. So be prepared for lots of playtime and lots of walks. You might also consider a west highland white terrier, lovely little dogs, non shedding not much coat...

Dogs: which breed is right, toy poodle, scotties
toy poodle, scotties, westie: That definitely leaves you something :). My first breed of choice would be a miniature ( a TRUE mini not a toy) poodle, or a small standard. They are tough, SMART, non shedding, wonderful with kids and just an all around super breed. Great retrievers and just...

Dogs: broken ear?, cairn terrier puppy, puppy ears
cairn terrier puppy, puppy ears, breeder referral: It is not unusual for puppy ears to do strange things, but if it was damaged during play, it probably will not go up. I would glue moleskin or something similar to the inside of the ear to help prop it back up, but you really need to talk to your breeder...

Dogs: Cage training, obedience class, plastic cage
obedience class, plastic cage, special toys: Put him back in the crate. But this time don t punish him for yelping. Instead give him special toys, focus on the ones that have places to stuff treats (use things he LOVES, even if it s liver, or ham, or peanut butter whatever works) that he has to work...

Dogs: Cairn Terrier puppy, terrier puppy, occasional mistakes
terrier puppy, occasional mistakes, strict schedule: Terriers are pretty tough as a rule to house train. You really have to stick with them. Put him back on a strict schedule, either crate or restrict him to a smaller area, Stick with it for at least a month, Make him earn his time out by pottying where he...

Dogs: Cane Corso, cesar milan, obedience class
cesar milan, obedience class, vets office: Angela if you can contact Cesar Milan to ask for help do so. He specializes in these cases. Pick up his book, Be The Pack Leader, either at a book store or the library. Get him into an obedience class (inform the instructor of his issues) get him out and...

Dogs: Carrots, baby carrots, careful balance
baby carrots, careful balance, balanced diet: I wouldn t. I am afraid they are just about right to choke on. I am very conservative on what I feed my dogs. They get very little except their Pro Plan, and are doing very well. While many claim carrots are good for dogs, some of my reading suggests otherwise....

Dogs: Changes in "housetraining" habits, family emergency, sheltie
family emergency, sheltie, housebreaking: Your sheltie s boarding adventure has obviously thrown his potty habits off, so you need a brief stint of housebreaking to get his head back on straight. Reinforce the praise outside when he eliminates, and when you know it is about time for him to poop and...

Dogs: Chihuahua housbreaking..., chihuahua puppy, own toys
chihuahua puppy, own toys, housebreaking: As long as the puppy isn t left more than 4-5 hours by itself, and everybody is on the same page, it should work. Accidents and damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon...

Dogs: Does my Chihuahua need company?, chi girl, pack animals
chi girl, pack animals, daily basis: Being an only child :) she ll have an adjustment period of course if you get another puppy.But in the end she will be happier and healthier. Dogs are pack animals. Chi s are one of the few breeds that are breed snobbish, they don t much care for dogs of other...

Dogs: Chihuahua Peeing Blood, chihuahua breed rescue, kidney stone
chihuahua breed rescue, kidney stone, home remedy: Call your local humane societies and if there is a chihuahua breed rescue in your area you can also contact them. They should be able to help you out with a low cost vet. Do it soon, your baby could die.Better yet go ON to a vet and pay the office visit. It...

Dogs: Cockapoo Peeing in the house, feminine napkins, cockapoo
feminine napkins, cockapoo, negative behavior: Now what you will have to do,is get one of those collars that sprays lemon juice into the dog s face for barking,and it often works so well that after a while just putting the collar on will stop the barking,so you can use a crate(and you can get refills on...

Dogs: Compatibility, toy poodle, female toy
toy poodle, female toy, 2 females: Compatibility has more to do with individual differences and early socialization than with the breeds. Also 2 females if the combination most likely to lead to problems. I would suggest spaying your female if not already an getting a male and neutering him...

Dogs: Corgi, loose stools, diet change
loose stools, diet change, milkbone: Hi Pat, For starters, stop feeding your dog the rawhide. That can cause the loose stools. Since this is an on going problem, your second step (after stopping the rawhide) should be a trip to your vet to rule out parasites. It s also possible that...

Dogs: care, pack of dogs, many thanks
pack of dogs, many thanks: The best way is to walk by a dog with your arms crossed and look straight,but not at the dog,as that is a threat and may cause the dog to attack and if a dog is following you,do NOT run,it will trigger the dog to chase you(unless it is a pack of dogs then...

Dogs: care, loose dogs, those dogs
loose dogs, those dogs, pepper spray: I am assuming that you are walking with your dog. Frankly, I have found that the best thing to do is to carry a can of pepper spray or, in my case, one of those cattle prods that have an electrical charge to ZAP the dog. Anything else, and you may be...

Dogs: care, eye contact, many thanks
eye contact, many thanks, handful: Unattended dogs are a big problem. Best thing is to pay them as little attention as you can. Don t make eye contact. I really hate to do this, but you may have to throw rocks at the most aggressive ones. Is some cases a handful of small ones is quite...

Dogs: how do i take care of my 4 month old siant bernard mix?, gentle shampoo, growth plates
gentle shampoo, growth plates, big guys: You should feed him twice a day as much as he will and can eat in forty five minutes or so. When he s done he ll let you know. He needs lots of exercise but not much enforced , hard core exercise until he s an adult and his joints are set and growth plates...

Dogs: care, pepper spray, eye contact
pepper spray, eye contact, absolutes: There are unfortunately no absolutes as far as avoiding dogs and avoiding attacks. But there are some things you definitely should NOT do and some that hopefully will help. Try to scope out neighborhoods where dogs are allowed to run loose, and avoid the...

Dogs: carrots, baby carrots, yes baby
baby carrots, yes baby, hi john: Hi John and Jake, Yes, baby carrots are a wonderful snack for your dog. For a dog Jake s size, you can give 3-4 each baby carrots each day. Every dog reacts differently to foods just like humans. If your dog develops soft stools, you ll know you ve...

Dogs: cattle dog aggression, cattle dog, loving pets
cattle dog, loving pets, aggressive dogs: Don t give up on this dog,I have worked with worse dogs then this! But what you will need is call every trainer in your area and explain the problems you are having with this dog-trainers can be life savers on what seem to be lost causes,and a lot of times...

Dogs: cavapoo 4 months old spayed, closet shelving, crate train
closet shelving, crate train, wire grid: Take him out on leash. Walk, walk, walk; they can only walk and hold it so long. When nature has its way, lavish praise on him. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body...

Dogs: chi, gentle pets, open palms
gentle pets, open palms, table and chairs: You have to make coming to you always a pleasant experience. Put him on a leash, sit on the floor with him and call him, gently pull him to you as you continue to use his name, with the come command, in a quiet , high voice. When you get him to you, even if...

Dogs: chi, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: chihuahua is sick, bloody stools, vet bills
bloody stools, vet bills, quality diet: Return this dog to the breeder or rescue you bought this dog from and get your money back. Someone sold you a sick dog. And just in case it wasn t that, be sure you keep a dog on his previous diet for a few weeks until he settles in. If you change over...

Dogs: chihuahua urination problem, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, urination problem: Get him neutered now. Such behavior problems end any though of ever breeding him. Obedience train him. He must learn you are in charge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people...

Dogs: congestion in Dogs, palate surgery, soft palate
palate surgery, soft palate, chronic bronchitis: Since your vet said that his nostrils are okay and not closing up on him as he breathes, and the fact that the dog was improved while on steroids, makes me think that he might have something like chronic bronchitis. Here is information on that (but read...

Dogs: crazy dog, obsessive compulsive disorder, tufts university
obsessive compulsive disorder, tufts university, stress level: Hi Susan, Did you take him to a neurologist? Or someone familiar with obsessive compulsive disorder? If he had never heard of it then why/what pills did he prescribe? What did the vet do in the exam? If it is a medical condition, then you have to treat...

Dogs: Dashound Potty issues, mini doxie, wcvm
mini doxie, wcvm, urinating: Scolding him will only make the problem worse. Your guy s entire problem is based on submissively urinating and scolding him will only make him feel he needs to be MORE submissive. You can see where that would lead :). I m including a website that I think...

Dogs: Death in family, funny dogs, furbaby
funny dogs, furbaby, chihuahuas: I m so so sorry Nicole. It s always hard to lose a furbaby. Chi s are funny dogs aren t they? Right now they are trying to work out their pack order again. With the loss of Sue, everything in their lives has changed. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web...

Dogs: DIET not Working on Female Dachshund, lifes abundance, healthy weight management
lifes abundance, healthy weight management, dauchsund: Hi Jennifer, Dogs are individuals, just like people. Your male dog, just isn t prone to being heavy, but your female seems like she can gain weight just by looking at food. Many people have the same problem! First, have your female dog examined by your...

Dogs: DOG WONT STOP PEEING, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the...

Dogs: Doberman's coat & behavior, dandruff problem, thyroid test
dandruff problem, thyroid test, skin allergies: This sounds like it could be hypothyroidism,which does cause a lot of coat and skin problems,as having a weird body odor-so it will be a good idea to call your vet,and ask for the dog to have a thyroid test This is one of the most common problems in dogs-but...

Dogs: Doberman Puppy 4 weeks old spine problem., doberman puppy, vet asap
doberman puppy, vet asap, spine problem: Mom might have stepped on it. Or it could have been injured in the birth process, or it could be a birth defect of some sort. Regardless of cause you need to get this pup seen by a vet asap. Whatever caused the problem it is serious and will not resolve by...

Dogs: Doberman Rapid Growth Problem?, flax seed oil, omega fish oils
flax seed oil, omega fish oils, large breed puppy food: You are absolutely correct. Get her on a large breed puppy food or a food that is 23 percent protein or less. Get her on calcium supplements and bone meal, as well as 1000 mgs of vitamin C per day in two doses. vitamin E, dose per weight, chondroiten and glucosamine,omega...

Dogs: Docking and Cropping, american kennel club, doberman puppy
american kennel club, doberman puppy, tail docking: Hi Lisa, It s perfectly safe to not to dock the puppy s ears and tail. It s the way nature intended to dog to look! The only reason to dock any dog s ears or tail is purely cosmetic. The American Kennel Club (AKC) says that it has no rules which require...

Dogs: Dog, veterinary nutritionist, premium dog foods
veterinary nutritionist, premium dog foods, human grade ingredients: Hi Henry, Eating people food isn t good for dogs because dogs have different nutritional requirements than humans. The diet your providing might not be the correct balance of nutrients that your dog requires. The wrong diet can indeed cause an upset stomach,...

Dogs: Dog Diarrhea, unsalted chicken broth, natural yogurt
unsalted chicken broth, natural yogurt, canned pumpkin: The first thing you need to do is to determine the reason for the diarrhea. Make sure your dog is not ill,. and doesn t have worms. Treating the symptoms without treating the source can be lifethreatening. All that said, once you are aware of the cause, give...

Dogs: Dog not eating, teeth and gums, organ failure
teeth and gums, organ failure, goldendoodle: Hi Feiona, Dogs can get things stuck between their teeth and gums. Check your dog s mouth for any redness or swelling to make sure he s not having any pain, which would explain his avoiding food. If your dog is acting normal, and not showing any signs...

Dogs: Dog Growling, poodle puppy, schnauzer puppy
poodle puppy, schnauzer puppy, standard poodle: Yes, you absolutely should be concerned. We had a four-month-old schnauzer puppy come into rescue several years ago who escalated from growling at the children, to snapping, and then finally drawing blood. It was a case of a puppy that was too dominant...

Dogs: Dog licking, dachsund, learned behavior
dachsund, learned behavior, doxie: Generally, Danny, when a dog tries to lick you on the chin/mouth, it is a sign of submission - he is acknowledging his place in the pack. It could also be a learned behavior; something that he was encouraged to do as a puppy, that has continued over into adulthood....

Dogs: Dog mouth question, airdale terrier, vet asap
airdale terrier, vet asap, unsalted chicken broth: She s having a reaction to the medication, Bathe her very quickly and TOTALLY scrub her down. When you re done with that, do it again. Give her weight appropriate children s benadryl and if you don t see some improvement by morning take her to the vet asap....

Dogs: Dog goes nuts when under bed/attacks people, unneutered dogs, laundry basket
unneutered dogs, laundry basket, mr hyde: As dogs mature, they sometimes challenge the owners for leadership. This is more likely with unneutered dogs. I would get him meutered. You certainly don t want to use such an ill behaved dog forbreeding. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H...

Dogs: Dog Pees Very Often!, female rat, rat terrier
female rat, rat terrier, puddles: Hi Mary It sure sounds like she might have a urinary tract infection. Take her to the vet and have her checked out. I really do think that s likely the problem, but if it turns out I m wrong, come on back and I ll help you with potty training :) Cind...

Dogs: Dog problem, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: This is a tough one. It must be his Shepherd side strongly bonding to you. Start with obedience training. 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...

Dogs: Dog Time, vet bills, exercise time
vet bills, exercise time, apartment house: Hello, Wayne. Dogs are very adaptable, and will adjust to your routine fairly easily. My dogs stay alone at home from 8:00am until 5:30pm through the week. I do not see a problem at all with your schedule allowing for a dog. However, certain breeds require...

Dogs: Dog training, bladder infection, rspca
bladder infection, rspca, hysterectomy: First it may be a health problem,such as a bladder infection,so have the vet look at her first But if she s healthy the best way to deal with this problem is with a crate-what you do is put the dog in there and keep her in there all the time except to go...

Dogs: Dogs, canine distemper, turning in circles
canine distemper, turning in circles, long periods of time: Hi Olivia, When a dog begins to walk in circles, it can suggest a serious injury and a veterinarian should be notified. Some of the conditions that could cause a dog to walk in circles include Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), canine distemper and neosporosis....

Dogs: Dogs, viable sperm, puppies
viable sperm, puppies, bitch: A neutered male may still have some viable sperm for a few weeks/months after being neutered, but after all this time, your male probably does not. It is always so much better to have a bitch spayed than a male neutered; I am always surprised when one does...

Dogs: Dogs in heat, dogs in heat, fatal infections
dogs in heat, fatal infections, coyotes: Once heavy dripping starts, it will continue for about 3 weeks, slowly tapering off to very little. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything to get loose and get to a male....

Dogs: Dogs "nuzzleing", blankets, vet
blankets, vet, allergies: She could be just loving you. Take her to the vet to make sure you re not dealing with allergies. I honestly think she is just loving you the best that she can. It s her way of putting her scent on you, Much like a cat does when it rubs you. Seems that you...

Dogs: Dogs skin, cooking oil, skin problems
cooking oil, skin problems, fleas: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. Avoid overweight. It can cause skin problems too. Your...

Dogs: dachshund puppy and a flea color, insect growth regulator, miniature daschund
insect growth regulator, miniature daschund, dachshund puppy: Hi Nelly, If your dog is 4 months old, then he s old enough to wear the flea collar you bought. There are better methods of flea prevention. If your dog has a bad flea problem, and the collar isn t putting a dent in it, then it s time to look for something...

Dogs: defication on roommates bed, creature of habit, natural instinct
creature of habit, natural instinct, chi weenie: Hi Arizona, Thank you for writing to me about your Chi-weenie and congratulations on your first dog. There s no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either she is or she isn t. Saying a dog is almost housebroke is like saying your wife isalmost...

Dogs: destructive dog, purebred akita, least three times
purebred akita, least three times, heavy duty power: Hi, This is a pretty common problem with dogs such as Akitas and other high energy, highly intelligent dogs that are bred to have a job. Do you walk your dog? How much exercise does she get every day? At 7 months you can t walk her the way you would if she...

Dogs: destructive pup, purebred akita, closet shelving
purebred akita, closet shelving, expensive tastes: It is amazing how many people, that think they are qualified to give dog advice, don t realize that some dogs will pull a blanket in and shred it. You are lucky she didn t choke on the pieces. Neither I nor anybody else seems to have a good answer to...

Dogs: dog, low voltage wiring, excessive vocalization
low voltage wiring, excessive vocalization, reasons dogs: Hi Natalie, It is always possible that something about the carpet and rugs triggers her digging behaviors. Is she trying to hide a special toy or favorite treasure? Is there anything on or under the carpet in those areas? food spills? low voltage wiring?...

Dogs: dog, syrup of ipecac, loose stools
syrup of ipecac, loose stools, dietary imbalance: Hi Natalie, Some dogs just like to eat grass, there are certain species of grass or plant material that dogs will search out and eat. It might be that because it s finally getting warm, your dogs are eating grasses that weren t available to them weeks ago,...

Dogs: dog, obedience agility, spayed
obedience agility, spayed, cray: You leave out some details. If she is between 6-12 months and unspayed, it may be part of the flaky behavior leading up to coming into season. If so, the best thing is to get her spayed now, while the vet will still do it. Once she starts into season, usually...

Dogs: my dog, fatal infections, heat cycle
fatal infections, heat cycle, training pants: I am not sure society as a whole does a good job preparing people for dog ownership. Yeah, you should have had her spayed at 6 months, but I see several questions a week from people that failed to. Many of them seem less prepared than you. The second and...

Dogs: my dog, shiba inu, financial constraints
shiba inu, financial constraints, tight budget: Have you had her heartworm tested? Have you had her vetted at all? there are many physical problems that can cause weight loss and some of them could be fatal. While I understand the financial constraints you must weigh your responsibilty toward providing...

Dogs: My dog, soft coated wheaten terrier, failure in time
soft coated wheaten terrier, failure in time, liver failure: Hi Carolyn, At 12 years old, it s totally plausible that your dog would have some arthritis. Most dogs suffer from arthritis as they age. Dogs are pretty stoic when it comes to showing pain, so when you move your dog s foot joint and you don t see her wince,...

Dogs: dog is afraid of small children, initial reaction, safe distance
initial reaction, safe distance, shep: Hi Deborah, If she is barking and growling (even a little) then she is saying that yes she is not thrilled with young children. 3-6 year olds are loud, they don t move fluidly and to a breed like an Aussie, they act like rude puppies in need of herding....

Dogs: dog was aggresive then friendly, border collie mix, male collie
border collie mix, male collie, surprise element: Hi Deborah, Dogs take in information with more than just sight. She saw a dog in her back yard that she did not recognize and could not smell or hear well. I think I would have leashed her too and all turned out OK. But a leash limits as well and if...

Dogs: my dog ate/drank cooking oil, stomach upset, typical dose
stomach upset, typical dose, vomitting: Hi Hazel, I m sorry to hear of your dog s dietary indiscretion. You can give your dog Pepto-Bismol, it s good for for stomach upset and/or diarrhea. The typical dose administered to dogs is 2 teaspoons (10 ml total) per 10-pounds per day, ideally split...

Dogs: dog behavor, stay at home mom, husky mix
stay at home mom, husky mix, behavior issues: This is a serious problem and needs to be dealt with before someone gets hurt I think the best way to deal with this is to call around and find a dog trainer that can come to your house,so he/she can see the problems you are having with him,and so he/she...

Dogs: dog chewing holes in walls, baby gates, first impulse
baby gates, first impulse, kitchen walls: Kim, it s difficult to say whether your dog is being destructive because of anxiety, or simply because she is bored. My first impulse would be to say she is bored, since installing the doggie door did result in a short reprieve. Have you considered having...

Dogs: dog-dewormed, anal glands, dhpp
anal glands, dhpp, feces: Yes, there could be something else going on, but the vet would have to make that determination. The scooting on the ground could be her anal glands needing to be expressed. Did you mention the scooting to the vet? Did they examine a sample of her stools...

Dogs: dog drool, having a great time, chocolate lab
having a great time, chocolate lab, dog drool: Dogs drool when they eat, drink, exercise or pant, and some individuals or breeds will be worse than others. If this occurs on warmer days and/or if he is overweight and out of condition, it will take longer for him to cool down. If he is still panting, he...

Dogs: my dog favors others, blue heeler mix, patricia mcconnell
blue heeler mix, patricia mcconnell, elko nevada: Hi Rebecca, In a nutshell, the simplest way to increase your value to your dog is to control all the things that he values: food, toys, freedom to go hang out with other people etc. It s not silly to feel the way you do, but you may be misinterpreting...

Dogs: dog food, cystine stones, calcium oxylate
cystine stones, calcium oxylate, struvite stones: S/D is the one that dissolves struvite stones and crystals. U/D is for other urinary problems. It is for the management of calcium oxylate, urate, and cystine stones, although it will not dissolve them; it is intended to prevent them from forming. It is also...

Dogs: dog food, overweight pooch, table scraps
overweight pooch, table scraps, human food: Well, Diomarys, it depends on what your definition of human food is. ;^) If your dog is only getting table scraps, then the answer to your question is yes. You should not feed a dog table scraps, because they are not nutritious, can make your dog sick (many...

Dogs: dog gestation period, fetal heartbeats, dog gestation period
fetal heartbeats, dog gestation period, ultrasound machine: qc, you said your vet does not have any apparatus to check for pregnancy?! At 5 weeks along, it s a bit late for palpation, which doesn t require any kind of apparatus, but too early for X-rays. An ultrasound could be done to check for fetal heartbeats...

Dogs: dog growls, cats kittens, poly rope
cats kittens, poly rope, obedience class: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the...

Dogs: my dog in heat, heat cycles, sheltie
heat cycles, sheltie, cindi: Normal heat cycles last for about twenty one days. A few days over that is not abnormal. Usually after the first week the discharge begins to lighten up both in color and in amount. If after two weeks she is still having a heavy, or very dark discharge then...

Dogs: dog interaction, strange dogs, time interaction
strange dogs, time interaction, wagging tails: Without actually seeing what the dogs were doing it is hard to say what the dogs intent was. There can be a very fine line in reading dog behavior. Was Bella actually nipping (snapping???) or was she just mouthing? A huge difference. The high wagging tails...

Dogs: dog itching, vet asap, definite diagnosis
vet asap, definite diagnosis, fleas: Sounds like fleas, lice or mites, or mange. Take him to the vet asap. If it s fleas of course you can treat at home, but if you have not seen them then my thought tend to veer toward mites or mange, in which case you need a definite diagnosis to treat both...

Dogs: dog licking, instant praise, obedience classes
instant praise, obedience classes, great dog: Dogs lick because it shows submission. If you are hollering at the dog to try to get it to quit, it will try to lick more. You need to approach this from a more motivational standpoint, rather than correctional. If you can find obedience classes that teach...

Dogs: my dog lucy, life span of a dog, few more years
life span of a dog, few more years, big hug: The life span of a dog can really vary. The smaller dogs tend to live longer than the very large ones. Fifteen is getting fairly old for most dogs, but if Lucy is taken care of and fed a good diet, she might well last a few more years. Give Lucy a big hug...

Dogs: has my dog been neutered, undecended testicle, obedience class
undecended testicle, obedience class, neutered dogs: I have seen reports of the vet not removing an undecended testicle when the dog was neutered . If both testicles were descended when he was neutered and they are gone now, he is neutered. However, it is no cure all. Some neutered dogs will even mate...

Dogs: dog gone nuts, cause aggression, dog obedience class
cause aggression, dog obedience class, personality change: Hi Al, Spaying doesn t cause aggression, your dog s personality change is due to some other factor, which I couldn t begin to guess at. Rather than getting rid of her , take control of her. Enroll in a dog obedience class, and you ll learn how to...

Dogs: dog protectiveness aggression, female dogs, shepherd mix
female dogs, shepherd mix, two dogs: Hi Casey, Neutering a dog is never a guarantee that it s behavior will change, It certainly can help, but nothing is guaranteed. Both times your dog had an outburst was immediately after you or your husband tried to handle him by his collar. Have you...

Dogs: dog is scared, german shorthaired pointer, thunder storms
german shorthaired pointer, thunder storms, laundry area: He is developing separation anxiety,which is common after a traumatic event But since it is fairly recent,I believe it can be fixed,without drugs What the best thing would be to do,would be to find a trainer that can come to your house,and see the problems...

Dogs: my dog's shortness of breath, mild exertion, difficult asthma
mild exertion, difficult asthma, colds flu: Hi Joanna, There are many physical problems that can cause pets to have shortness of breath. Have you had your dog tested for Heartworms? Transmitted by mosquitoes, heartworms are parasites that spend their lives in the heart or lungs, damaging tissue,...

Dogs: My dog has sores on her chin, plastic containers, breeds of dogs
plastic containers, breeds of dogs, boston terrier: It could be several things., could be a staph infection from the original wound. Or it could be an allergy. Take him to the vet to find out for sure. Make sure you don t feed him in plastic containers. Believe or not, there are breeds of dogs like pugs and...

Dogs: My dog is throwing up, chamomile tea, inflammatory bowel disease
chamomile tea, inflammatory bowel disease, excess saliva: Hi Edgar, Most vomiting on an empty stomach produces sticky white froth which is a mixture of gastric secretion and excess saliva. You can try dividing the amount your feed your dog into smaller, more frequent meals during the day. Sometimes giving...

Dogs: dog training, family vet, fenced back yard
family vet, fenced back yard, mom and dad: Well the best way to use a crate is to lock the dog in there all the time,except to go outside,to play,to eat,to go for a walk ect It is good you have a crate,but the trick is knowing the best way to use it-and do this for about three weeks then slowly let...

Dogs: dog treats, shelley davis, toxic metals
shelley davis, toxic metals, rawhide: Hi Barbara, Thank you for writing to me. I am not a big fan of rawhide treats. Many dogs cannot digest them. Many of the treats come from China and have been found to carry toxic metals and chemicals in them. My preference is for raw marror bones...

Dogs: dog urine and potte traning, slow learner, potte
slow learner, potte, housebreaking: Sitting in it afterwards is unusual. Start by taking him to the vet and explaining the problem. I really suggest taking the dog outside, but the directions below should work for inside too. At his age, it will be a little longer after eating or drinking....

Dogs: dog urine training, slow learner, potte
slow learner, potte, urinating: Hi Rahul, First, your dog should not have the run of your home until he s reliably housetrained. That means, when you can t be watching him like a hawk, he needs to be in his crate, or confined to a puppy safe area (with the help of a child gate or two)....

Dogs: dog urine traning, slow learner, urine culture
slow learner, urine culture, potte: Rahul, please read my page about house training, which is at http://housetraining.angelfire.com If he is urinating as he s sitting, and doesn t seem to realize he s doing it, he could have an infection, which can be determined by having a vet do a urinalysis...

Dogs: my dog used bathroom on floor when i was sleeping. should we punish her?, millisecond, shih tzu
millisecond, shih tzu, dog training: Once the dog has an accident in the house or destroys something, it is impossible to punish it because the dog will NOT HAVE A CLUE why it is being punished! A dog must always be caught in the act to understand why it is being punished. Dogs cannot understand...

Dogs: dog vaccinations, puppy inoculations, dog vaccinations
puppy inoculations, dog vaccinations, feet on the ground: This is a question for your veterinarian, but I never inoculate mine more often than 3-4 weeks between vaccinations as I worry about possible reactions due to a compromised immune system from receiving too many vaccines. Puppies should not be exposed to other...

Dogs: my dog won't eat, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, vet check: My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something...

Dogs: my dog wont eat, vet asap, heat cycle
vet asap, heat cycle, chicken and rice: Hi Ryan It s normal for them to get kind of icky during a heat cycle. Has she always eaten chicken and rice? Or does she normally eat dog food and just has sort of deteriorated into being fed the chicken and rice, and now won t eat that either. Fill me in...

Dogs: my dog wont eat..., low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, sore stomach: Hi Derek, If your dog is acting lethargic AND throwing up, or if he has been vomiting on and off for 24 hours then you shouldn t delay in having him examined by your vet. If your dog is acting okay, but is vomiting, then give his upset stomach a rest,...

Dogs: doggie, false pregnancy, eagle pack
false pregnancy, eagle pack, lots of trouble: If she miscarried, and she has no discharge and no fever, she s going to be fine. She could also have absorbed the litter, or there is a possiblity that she was never pregnant at all but had a false pregnancy. There is no pill that you can give your dog to...

Dogs: dogs, growth plates, long walks
growth plates, long walks, half hour: I guess that depends on the reason for walking the dog in the first place. If one is walking it just to have it go potty, the walk will probably be fairly short. If one is exercising the dog to get it in condition or to help it lose weight, walking it...

Dogs: dogs and biscuits, stomach ache, cavalier king charles
stomach ache, cavalier king charles, best of luck: Hi Sarah, If your dog gets a stomach ache, it s not from the ginger or the nuts, it would be from the quantity of cookies he s consumed. Don t be surprised if he throws up, but he hasn t eaten anything toxic. Just for your future reference, here s...

Dogs: dogs eating loquats, shelley davis, loquat tree
shelley davis, loquat tree, good neighbors: Dear Joshua, Thank you for writing to me about the loquats and your Lab. From what you are telling me, either your dog is going onto your neighbor s property, which is not a good idea, or your neighbor is throwing the loquats onto your property, which...

Dogs: dogs fighting, obedience classes, fighting dogs
obedience classes, fighting dogs, nilif: You could wait it out and see if the spaying cuts down on their hormones, but chances are it won t do much good at this point. Once bitches start fighting with each other, they are more than willing to fight to the death, unlike most males who are a bit more...

Dogs: my dogs fur changes, shape pattern, triangular shape
shape pattern, triangular shape, uv blocker: Hi Renee, Sunlight can change the color of the dog s coat. Brushing your dog at least once a week can help spread the natural oils over her coat, and help it to look shinier. There are also shampoos available to help enhance a dog s coat. One example...

Dogs: my dogs itchyness, questions on skin, cooking oil
questions on skin, cooking oil, skin problems: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. Avoid overweight. It can cause skin problems too. Your...

Dogs: i dont know who to ask, broken rib, beagle
broken rib, beagle, vet: Whatever it is, a vet may or may not be able to or need to do something about it. I think you to get her to see one. It could be something that could take a turn for the worse over the weekend. You could ask others here and perhaps get more of a guess...

Dogs: I dont know who to ask, broken rib, beagle
broken rib, beagle, veterinarian: She could have pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve, done something to her back (pain radiates out), or broken or bruised a rib, but only a veterinarian can determine the real problem. One thing that a vet can do that no one else can is to give you meds to...

Dogs: Effects from Allupurinol and special diet, bladder stone, bladder stones
bladder stone, bladder stones, prescription diets: Hi Julia, You didn t say which type of bladder crystal/stones your dog was diagnosed with. If there has been regular cheating on your dog s prescribed diet, it is probably best not to use Allopurinol. The combination of cheating on the diet and using...

Dogs: eating habit, eating habit, littermate
eating habit, littermate, blue moon: Perhaps I shouldn t have stepped up to answer this since I don t have a good answer. Yeah, Shepherds do that. Since young Shepherds tend to be light eaters, usually you are happy they are eating at all. Have you tried shutting her in a crate or room by...

Dogs: eating problems, multipoo, loss of appetite
multipoo, loss of appetite, soft food: Hi Carole Alot of worms and other parasites you can t see with your eyes alone. And there are other physical issues that could cause her loss of appetite. Like problems with her teeth, with her pancreas, liver, bloodsugar etc. First order of business is...

Dogs: elderly dog not eating, shelley davis, grated cheese
shelley davis, grated cheese, suffering from depression: Hi Renae, Thank you for writing to me about your senior dog. Your dog must not be feeling very well after her ordeal at the vet s while having fluid removed from her lungs. It may have been very traumatic for her. She may be suffering from depression,...

Dogs: excessive bowel movements, lavish praise, pin female
lavish praise, pin female, bowel movements: Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food and exercise...

Dogs: excessive urination, heavy metal poisoning, health food store
heavy metal poisoning, health food store, diabetes insipidis: Hi Chris, Thank you for writing to me about your springer spaniel. My guess is that when she was spayed, something went wrong with the operation and this is the result. The other possibility could be a tipped uterus or malformation of the bladder or...

Dogs: eye infection help!, miniature poodle, toy poodle
miniature poodle, toy poodle, moist cotton: Hi Sandy. 10 years old isn t especially old for a miniature poodle, they can easily live for 14 years, or longer. Eye infections can crop up on their own, or when something lodges in the eye. They can also occur if the surface of the eye, called the...

Dogs: False accusations, female akita, false accusation
female akita, false accusation, false accusations: Well do you have anyone that can speak on your behalf,that they did not see the dog outside at that time? Also are there other dogs in the neighborhood that have a history of bitting? It s also possible that it was bitten by a wild animal like a fox,raccoon...

Dogs: Feeding and Bowels Movement, dogs food, peppa
dogs food, peppa, terrier mix: There could be a couple of things going on. In some cases, dogs need a little exercise to stimulate their body before having a bowel movement. Also if you used praise or treats while housebreaking him, he may still expect them. You can switch to rewarding...

Dogs: Feeding Problems, female collie, dogs food
female collie, dogs food, german shepherds: Yeah, the 15 minutes drill. You may be over feeding it. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx...

Dogs: CAN FIXATION, obedience classes, least three times
obedience classes, least three times, bottle tops: I ve heard of other fixations, rocks, stuffed toys, balls. Yours unfortunately is a big more dangerous. Your dog is , of course exhibiting very strong OCD behavior. Usual causes are lack of exercise and boredom. I dont usually suggestion medications but in...

Dogs: Follow up Question about Crating my new Pup, housebreaking crate obedinece
housebreaking crate obedinece: Think of potty training a small child. You get them out of diapers, but put them in the thick training pants because there are going to be accidents. I think they just get so busy sometimes they ignore the signals from their bladder until it is too late....

Dogs: Food &Nutrition for a 9 year Old Pekingese in the early stages of catract, symptoms of cataracts, best pet care
symptoms of cataracts, best pet care, homeopathic remedy: Hi Paulita, Is surgery not an option for your baby in your area? Oddly enough I spent some time there myself MANY years ago so to some extent I do know what you re dealing with. Other than having your boy on a good premium food (if one is not available...

Dogs: Frightened Puppy, german shepard mix, puppy
german shepard mix, puppy, pee: Puppies often go through a stage where they are terrified of everything,and it also sounds like she is submissive dog what often works(esp in a young puppy)is to have one person she is afraid of,really coax her and talk to her and give her little treats,until...

Dogs: 5 month old chow chow, chow mix, shy animals
Dogs: 5 month old chow chow, chow mix, shy animals, adoptable dogs

Dogs: adult dog potty training, closet shelving, grassy spot
Dogs: adult dog potty training, closet shelving, grassy spot, wire grid

Dogs: bichon friese, adult coat, cotton ball
Dogs: bichon friese, adult coat, cotton ball, bichon

Dogs: bladder stones in mini dachshund, urine test
Dogs: bladder stones in mini dachshund, urine test

Dogs: Doberman Rapid Growth Problem?, puppy chow, calcium supplements
Dogs: Doberman Rapid Growth Problem?, puppy chow, calcium supplements, joints

Dogs: dog training, computer desk, dog owner
Dogs: dog training, computer desk, dog owner, gates

Dogs: dog vaccinations, vet
Dogs: dog vaccinations, vet

Dogs: girl shih tzu, quality puppies, spayed
Dogs: girl shih tzu, quality puppies, spayed, dogs

Dogs: HELLP! me and my 2yr old Italian grayhound, bedpost, whippets
Dogs: HELLP! me and my 2yr old Italian grayhound, bedpost, whippets, greyhounds

Dogs: HELPPPPP, fatal infections, spayed
Dogs: HELPPPPP, fatal infections, spayed, coyotes

Dogs: Heavy Panting, Shaking, Whining, Limping, bone cancer, pain medicine
Dogs: Heavy Panting, Shaking, Whining, Limping, bone cancer, pain medicine, x rays