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Dogs: My dog keeps pooping the the same spot every nite!, obedience class, vinegar and water
obedience class, vinegar and water, natural instincts: Clean the spot carefully with an enzyme cleaner or vinegar and water. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer...

Dogs: dog nose, nostal, terrier mix
nostal, terrier mix, vaseline: Hi Dave, You can dab a small bit of Vaseline onto your dog s nose if it s dry. It won t hurt your dog if she licks it off. You should contact your vet and let him or her know that the medication is drying your dog s nose, as there might be a different...

Dogs: dog peeing, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: If not spayed, it could be the flaky behavior signaling her season is about to start. Act quickly, and the vet may do it now before you have to go through the mess, hassle, and risks. If spayed, she is maturing and as a big girl now, is challenging...

Dogs: dog peeing, excitement urination, and submissive urination
excitement urination, and submissive urination: Hi Sharon, Your Miniature Dachshund has what s called submissive urination . Submissive urination in adult dogs is usually a sign of insecurity. Often unsocialized or overly sensitive dogs will submissively urinate. Dogs that engage in submissive urination...

Dogs: dog poop, raw food diet, shelley davis
raw food diet, shelley davis, marrow bones: Hi Jill, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. What you are describing sounds like the type of poop that comes out of dogs that eat raw meat and bones. Is your dog getting into bones? If you feed the raw food diet, be sure that the bones are raw,...

Dogs: My dog refuses to go to the bathroom, obedience training, leash dog park
obedience training, leash dog park, going to the bathroom: Just be persistent. He ll learn. If he has no other option than to potty on leash, he will eventually get to a point where he cannot hold it any longer, and he will go. Also, make SURE he isn t going to the bathroom in your home somewhere. It could be that...

Dogs: My dog is sick,no idea what it is......., mini schnauzer, chicken bones
mini schnauzer, chicken bones, lunch time: Hi Ashley, After three days of vomiting, and acting like he s in pain your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian because the problem is not getting any better. Bones can scrape, puncture, or block the intestines. Bones which have been cooked have...

Dogs: dog snaps at air uncontrollable, dog seizures
dog seizures: Hi Tom, The symptoms you ve described are classic symptoms of a seizure. If your vet can t figure that out, it s time to visit another vet. Untreated seizure disorder can be very dangerous, it can lead to brain damage or even death. There are many conditions...

Dogs: dog urinating, submissive urination
submissive urination: Hi Brenda, It sounds like your Brittany has, what s called submissive urination . Submissive urination is a normal way for dogs and puppies to demonstrate submissive behavior. It s the ultimate show of respect and deference for higher rank. It occurs...

Dogs: my dog whines, obedience command, habitual behavior
obedience command, habitual behavior, food bowl: Hi Marilynn, First I ll assume that your dog isn t showing signs of illness such as lethargy, weight loss, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. , and the she is acting normal, other than the whining. Second, you should just ignore your dog s whining, and not respond...

Dogs: My dog won't play nice!, first dog park, squeaky toy
first dog park, squeaky toy, playing soccer: Hi Mi-Ri, It s not every dog that wants to play with other dogs. Your dog may be perfectly happy living with you, and simply does not feel the need for canine company. As long as you can give your dog the exercise she needs, in the way of long leased...

Dogs: dogs, puppy vaginitis, female puppy
puppy vaginitis, female puppy, mucas: You don t say how old they are, but they could have puppy vaginitis, which would require antibiotics to clear up. It would be a bit unusual for them to both have it at the same time, but anything is possible. A veterinarian would have to examine one of them...

Dogs: dogs barking mad!, cold canadian winters, shock collars
cold canadian winters, shock collars, barking collars: Well then, if that is the case, then you might consider getting a no bark collar for your female (as long as they do not bark and growl while they are playing with each other in the yard). Just put it on her before you let them out, and take it off when they...

Dogs: my dogs behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, dogs and children: Get him neutered if not already. He certainly should never be used for breeding. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

Dogs: my dogs are fighting i already got bit, muzzles, petstore
muzzles, petstore, pitbull: Well what you can do is if each dogs have crates(or if they don t you can buy them at a petstore)and let them sleep in the same room,but in separate crates,so they can still smell and see each other but not hurt each other Also rub blankets over each dog...

Dogs: MY dogs killed a cat..., dogs attacked cat
dogs attacked cat: Hi Sabrina, I really feel for you and wish I had something more insightful to say. Dogs, even the ones which live in our homes are animals, no matter how much we treat them like members of the family. It sounds like your two dogs have (or during the moment...

Dogs: my dogs are going over to my neighbors house and eating thier horses crap, fungal skin infections, thier horses
fungal skin infections, thier horses, horse poop: Hi Michael, It’s normal for your dog to eat horse poop and it probably won’t make him seriously ill. Although he might want a second look as dogs sometimes do. and throw it all up on the living room rug. “Bun eating” is just one of those icky things dogs...

Dogs: my dogs pulling habits, pit bull boxer mix, bull boxer
pit bull boxer mix, bull boxer, obedience class: Nicole, Sammy clearly does not respect you. I would suggest that you consider enrolling in an obedience class with him. I recommend against the classes offered in pet stores, for several reasons, so look in the phone book under Dog Training and find a trainer...

Dogs: My dogs seems to be losing weight, food with high protein, vet schools
food with high protein, vet schools, sensitive stomach: It sounds like she was put on Science diet. I don t recommend, nor will I ever, science diet. Most vets will recommend science diet because we are told to in vet school- the company pays a LOT of money to vet schools. But vets are also only given 2 weeks of...

Dogs: i dont really know, mastiff male, intestinal blockages
mastiff male, intestinal blockages, gurgling stomach: The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on or cause intestinal blockages. If you are not there to watch, stick to sturdy stuff such as Nylabones and Kongs. Keep a close eye on chew toys and quickly discard...

Dogs: door opens dog runs, obedience class, flat collar
obedience class, flat collar, leather leash: With a little care, you can reduce such incidents by carefully only opening the door enough to fit through and closing it quickly. Younger adults are more adept at this than older ones and children. The dog will still get loose sometimes. Come needs...

Dogs: My doxie & his weight, overweight, diet
overweight, diet, food: Hi Cheryl- Getting dogs to loose weight is always a challenge! At this point, I do have some suggestions for you. 1) Have the dogs had their thyroid checked? This is a very common problem in dachshunds, and could be attributing to his weight. 2)Are...

Dogs: duclaws, hind legs, shepherd mix
hind legs, shepherd mix, minor surgery: Yes,it is always recommended to have the back ones removed,because a lot of times they do get torn off,causing the dog pain and a high risk of infection It is a minor surgery and far less painful then having them caugh on something so yes,have them remove...

Dogs: excessive eating and drinking, german shep, human family members
german shep, human family members, shelley davis: Hi Karey, Thank you for writing to me about your German Shep/Lab. It is imperative that your dog be examined by a vet. It sounds like a worms situation to me and he is not getting the nutrition he needs because the worms are getting it first. Additionally,...

Dogs: Feeding and Training, chihuahua puppy, puppy chow
chihuahua puppy, puppy chow, closet shelving: Most brands of puppy chow would be fine unless it came from a breeder using food sensitive breeding stock. The internet is full of advice to the contrary, but in he real world, most dogs will do fine on most chows What does a puppy need? A crate. It...

Dogs: Five week old puppy....and I have and know NOTHING about dogs. Help me?, rinky dink, puppy formula
rinky dink, puppy formula, puppy books: A month old puppy belongs with its mother and littermates. However, getting it away from somebody that didn t even know that may be better. Many problems are caused by poor care before going to its new home. The puppy formula is the right thing to do....

Dogs: A Biting Lhasa Apso, wooden kitchen, kitchen chair
Dogs: A Biting Lhasa Apso, wooden kitchen, kitchen chair, shih tzus

Dogs: breeding a dog, breeding dogs
Dogs: breeding a dog, breeding dogs

Dogs: dog poop, vet bills, water dogs
Dogs: dog poop, vet bills, water dogs, wild dogs

Dogs: dogs, female puppies, cotton ball
Dogs: dogs, female puppies, cotton ball, warm water

Dogs: Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier, white german shepherd, mother hen
Dogs: Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier, white german shepherd, mother hen, baby sitter

Dogs: Horrible dog saddle, vertical leaps, labradoodle
Dogs: Horrible dog saddle, vertical leaps, labradoodle, basset hound

Dogs: Mysterious lump opinion, abnormal cells, blood sample
Dogs: Mysterious lump opinion, abnormal cells, blood sample, rib cage

Dogs: Stoping my dog eating my cat's food, kitty litter, litter box
Dogs: Stoping my dog eating my cat's food, kitty litter, litter box, great solution

Dogs: fear aggression, fear aggression, obedience class
fear aggression, obedience class, natural instincts: This will be tough. She has had 5 years of having her own way. it is time to claim your rightful place. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

Dogs: flakey skin peel after antibiotics, medical questions, medical training
medical questions, medical training, dermatologist: Sorry, but if you read my profile before submitting a question, it CLEARLY states I have no medical training and to NOT submit medical questions (which you did anyways). Sorry I tried to help with a suggestion to find a dermatologist. I will make sure to...

Dogs: General question about my dog in heat, veterinarian asap, mild sedative
veterinarian asap, mild sedative, sedative effect: Hi Tasha, Your dog may well have another urinary tract infection, it s not uncommon for female dogs to have this as a recurring problem. Your dog should see the veterinarian ASAP. For tonight, it might help some if you were to wash your dog s vulva with...

Dogs: German Shepard Too hot, slicker brushes, vet check
slicker brushes, vet check, german shepard: Keep him brushed. I find the wire slicker brushes work well. Check this picture, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/knitanewaster.jpg The more hair you remove, the cooler he will be, and the less hair to sweep up. Keep him in an air conditioned...

Dogs: Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier, yorkshire terrier, rottie
yorkshire terrier, rottie, lhasa apso: Hi, The size could be a problem if the shepherd goes to play with the little one and accidently hurts it. The male/female thing is great. Yes they can breed and will probably find a way. It is not any more difficult to raise the hybrid as any other dog,...

Dogs: Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier, litter mates, female dogs
litter mates, female dogs, yorkshire terrier: Hi Janak, The very first question that needs to be asked is does your dog enjoy the company of other dogs? If she doesn t, then no dog is going to be welcomed or accepted in your home. Many dogs prefer the company of their humans to other dogs, and lead...

Dogs: Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier, http www youtube, having puppies
http www youtube, having puppies, shelter dogs: Dogs that are small and large can get along just fine,just don t leave them alone together when you are not home just to be safe-since both are young they will get along well I believe,so size shouldn t be an issue The dog shouldn t be hard to bring up,but...

Dogs: My Great Dane, fetal heartbeats, experience morning sickness
fetal heartbeats, experience morning sickness, male dogs: Hi Lauren, If your dog s condition has not improved since seeing your vet, then a return trip to the vet is called for. Perhaps your vet was trying to save you some money by not running unnecessary tests, but if it was only a matter of eating something...

Dogs: Great Dane pup untrainable, puppy mill, patient person
puppy mill, patient person, wild dog: Well what I think might be better then taking her to obedience classes is to find a really excellent dog trainer that can come to your house and see first hand all the trouble you are having with your pup-I think this is your best bet,mind you it doesn t come...

Dogs: good puppy foods, puppy chow, puppy foods
puppy chow, puppy foods, pet supply store: Congratulations on deciding to feed your dog a premium food! Here s an article from the Whole Dog Journal that should get you started on selecting a good food for your puppy. At the bottom of the article is a link to the Whole Dog s list of recommended foods....

Dogs: grooming schnoodles, single speed, midriff
single speed, midriff, medium duty: HI Go to Petedge.com and get Andis AG 2 speed clipper. It is $109.00 if you cannot afford that get the single speed, same model. It is $91.00; this should do the trick. You need a little heavier duty clipper with fine hair. You may have to get a 7F...

Dogs: HOUSEBREAKING, shih tsu, consistent work
shih tsu, consistent work, housebreaking: hi, A puppy needs to be housebroken in each room. If you are giving him the run of the house he isn t clear where his den is. A pup will keep his den clean and branch out from there. He must be taught (one room at a time) that each room is his den,...

Dogs: Horrible dog saddle, belly bands, liability issue
belly bands, liability issue, educational society: My guess is that they are not temporarily out of stock but that they never were in stock and the item is a hoax. If you look at the photos, they are obviously altered (one is a doll, the image of the kid on the GSD appears to have been shrunk to fit on...

Dogs: Housebreaking new Lab Puppy, lab puppy, straight nights
lab puppy, straight nights, lavish praise: You may need to take a leash along outside and walk him around in the grass. Lavish praise on him when he uses the grass. 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: Housebroken dog poops on carpet when not home, living room rug, maltese puppy
living room rug, maltese puppy, crate train: It s up to you whether you want to crate train him or not. Some dogs just don t like being in a kennel and if, as you say, you re dog doesn t like to spend time in his, then I d say, don t do it. OTOH, maybe the only reason he doesn t like to spend time...

Dogs: Housebroken dog suddenly not so housebroke, cat boxes, whippet
cat boxes, whippet, bacterial infection: Ok, so have a stool sample checked to make sure she hasn t picked anything up. Then I m thinking that she doesn t want to go out in the cold. Have you brought her over to what she has done and scolded her and put her outside? also can you put her out...

Dogs: Housetraining, pet supply store, dachshounds
pet supply store, dachshounds, brother and sister: I would recommend crating your dogs at your mom s initially and then go through the potty training process again at your mom s house. How do they let you know they need to go out at your house? Maybe they re still letting you know, but you re not paying...

Dogs: Housetraining older rescue, puppy mill, old dog
puppy mill, old dog, papipoo: The best method is crating I did this with my own shelter rescue-what you do is put them in there,and keep, them in there all the time,except to go outside,to play,to eat ect and do this for about 2 weeks and slowly let him out more,and if he makes an accident...

Dogs: Housetraining a puppy, poodle mix, naps
poodle mix, naps, stares: I cover that in my standard advice. It doesn t sound like you need the rest. By the time most dogs are about 3 months old, they have figured out that if they go to the door and stand, you will let them out. The praise slowly shifts to going to the door....

Dogs: Housetraining Toy Breed, type personality, maltipoo
type personality, maltipoo, toy breed: Much of what you are doing is just what I tell people. Perhaps you need to work with his schedule, and less yours. You also need to recognize when he needs to go out, and take him out then. It is a little harder now, because they can go longer. He needs...

Dogs: Housetraining Toy Breed, clap your hands, bladder control
clap your hands, bladder control, type personality: Let him drag the leash around when he is in the house, so he gets used to it. Use baby gates and/or closed doors to keep him confined to the room you are in, so that you can keep an eye on him, and when you notice him starting to intently sniff around the...

Dogs: My Husky Pup, Separation anxiety, bee chasing
Separation anxiety, bee chasing: Hi Katie, She is having separation problems. Bitter Apple works great in the now but it fades quickly. Give her less space and something to do like a big frozen raw marrow bone when you leave and consider plugging a a DAP diffuser at the area where she...

Dogs: harness, Dogs on chains
Dogs on chains: Hi Karen, Have you tried a martingale collar? Also try attaching it to a zip line as opposed to the stake in the ground variety. And give him something to do so he won t be so inclined to try and get off the chain. Avoid long term chaining: www.dogsdeservebetter.org...

Dogs: heartbroken dog, hard boiled eggs, skin and bones
hard boiled eggs, skin and bones, labrador retriever: Hi Pamela, Not drinking is actually more serious than not eating. Dehydration can lead to organ failure. You should have this dog examined by a veterinarian. Subcutaneous fluids may be needed. Have you tried tempting the dog into eating? Try hand feeding...

Dogs: help me, closet shelving, t rush
closet shelving, t rush, wire grid: He is too young to be left more than 4-5 hours except at night, and even then he may still need to go out in the middle of the night. Cut his water off at 7 PM. When you take him out, make sure he move around to stimulate elimination. Don t rush him back...

Dogs: hip dislocation, hip dislocation, disability benefit
hip dislocation, disability benefit, vet clinic: Sam, I would suggest that you speak to the first veterinary office and see if they will consider paying for half of the surgery, since it is at least partially their fault that the surgery has to be done now. I don t know if it would be better if you, yourself,...

Dogs: house break, housebreaking puppies, bladder control
housebreaking puppies, bladder control, adult brain: A four-week-old puppy is too young to housebreak. In fact, it should still be with its mother and littermates for 3-4 more weeks. I do start taking my puppies outside at five weeks, weather permitting, but it is more to introduce them to the outdoors rather...

Dogs: house breaking, yorkie, loud noises
yorkie, loud noises, bichon: The best way to fix this is with a crate,now what you do with that is you put the dog in there and keep her in there all the time except to be fed,walked,played with and to go outside ect And let her outside every few hours then put her back in the crate-and...

Dogs: house training, potty breaks, real solution
potty breaks, real solution, morning and evening: I think for now, you need to crate her. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are...

Dogs: housebreaking, unfamiliar territory, housebreaking
unfamiliar territory, housebreaking, hubby: It really is helpful to teach the dog to eliminate anywhere, rather than to teach it to only go in one spot. If for whatever reason the dog is away from home (say on a trip), it can make for a very difficult time if the dog refuses to potty because it is in...

Dogs: housebreaking 5 year old dachsund, puppy potty training, puppy mill
puppy potty training, puppy mill, nice garage: Outside dogs naturally choose an area away from where they sleep as a relief area. She should adopt the habits of her new pack. That will help. Try to identify the area the other dogs use. Take her to it, and walk her around. Exercise stimulates elimination....

Dogs: housebreaking/anexity, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, italian greyhound: Likely it is stress more than spite. These things are tough to correct. Try filling a Kong with peanut butter and freezing it. He could be too busy licking it out when you leave, and by the time he is finished, to tired to care. Better leadership will...

Dogs: husky peeping in house, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Stress often leads to elimination. It scared the .... With my one puppy, I always needed clean up material anytime there was a train. Most behavior changes call for a visit to the vet. If the vet doesn t find anything, maybe some of the confidence...

Dogs: Im Worried, question pool, waggs
question pool, waggs, acers: Hi Brian, You didn t use a single bit of punctuation in your message. Not using punctuation makes your message hard to read, and frankly makes you sound like a hack. That is how your message ended up in a question pool for messages that are refused...

Dogs: Introducing dogs to each other, introducing dogs, miniature schnauzer
introducing dogs, miniature schnauzer, obedience class: It is hard to say. Visitors are one thing, and new residents another, and dogs seem to know the difference. 2 males may add to the problem, but not likely as with females. If both are neutered, or at least when the new one is old enough, it will help. ...

Dogs: Introducing a new puppy to a 5 month old puppy, new puppy
new puppy: Hi Ross, Congratulations on your impending puppy! Being a pre-adolescent puppy himself, your Carin Terrier may not have the territorial instincts you re trying to override with an introduction in a neutral area. Being a larger than the new puppy, he...

Dogs: Introducing Puppy to Puppy, labrador pup, obedience class
labrador pup, obedience class, natural instincts: As long as the little one doesn t yelp and run off, let her play with it. If the little one does seem to be worse for the wear, give her an immediate Ah, ah, ah! and the time out. As I said, this is routine for us and the larger puppy needs no more than...

Dogs: introduction of puppy to older dog, aggressive behaviour, who is the boss
aggressive behaviour, who is the boss, pup: I wouldn t worry too much about the older dog making puppy aggressive. Many dogs don t welcome a new resident, even one that enjoys visitors. We must give them signals allowing them to tell the difference. I am afraid you will have to teach the puppy...

Dogs: Jack Russell, heat cycle, heat cycles
heat cycle, heat cycles, jack russell: Hi Gill, If your dog has never had a heat cycle before, it s a little unusual. It generally occurs sometime around 6-9 months of age, but can occur as late as 2 years, though I thought the late onset was more typical in larger breeds. Like I said, it s...

Dogs: Jack Russell Terrior dominating our household, jack russell terrior, obedience training
jack russell terrior, obedience training, border collie: Hope, he is viewing you as a possession, so the first thing you need to do is earn his respect. This can be done via obedience training. Secondly, keep a leash and training collar on him so that you can correct him for showing aggression. I would suggest...

Dogs: Joey, minor variations, belly rub
minor variations, belly rub, shoulder area: Dogs that spend too much of their life in a kennel, often are that way. It could be part of the reason he had to find a new home. Give him plenty of attention. This is meant for younger dogs, but do what you can with him. Elevation for small puppies:...

Dogs: Joey, frequent urination, true personality
frequent urination, true personality, adult dogs: Hi Peter, As you said, it takes time for an adult dog to get comfortable in a new home. In most cases the dog will be a well-adjusted member of the family within a month, though you should start seeing more of your dog s true personality within the coming...

Dogs: JRT Barking, Separation anxiety dogs
Separation anxiety dogs: Hi Frankie, There is a reason why you can t find any positive comments on bark collars.....Putting them on meds is a long way away IMO. There are many things that you can do to help them calm down. 1. Give them something to do that is so high value that...

Dogs: my jack russell, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet check: I would start with a vet check, explaining the problem. If that doesn t turn up anything, maybe better leadership would 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...

Dogs: jumping and fighting leash, obedience class, dogs head
obedience class, dogs head, head collar: Our 10 month old has been a pain right along about jumping on people. We are using a head collar to control it. The leading brands are Promise, Haltie, and Gentle Leader. They have a strap going around the dogs nose looking something like a muzzle. They...

Dogs: Kitten and Schnauzers, daddys girls, pack behavior
daddys girls, pack behavior, training collar: Once they learn that you will not tolerate them even LOOKING at the kitten, they will begin to tolerate her.... and that is your ultimate goal. I would pretty much ignore the kitten s behavior. She will most likely give up on them if they ignore her. If...

Dogs: Lab had a seizure, seizure activity, seizure disorder
seizure activity, seizure disorder, time occurrence: Hi Marty, Your dog had a seizure. I know how scary this can be, one of my dogs has a seizure disorder. When this occurs in your pet, your first reaction is to race to the phone and call your veterinarian for help. Fortunately almost all epileptic episodes...

Dogs: My Lab won't eat, dog not eating
dog not eating: Hi Rosemary, Though it s upsetting when our pets stop eating, your dog isn t having any symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy which could warrant a doctor s immediate care. It s really good that your dog is drinking, since dehydration can lead...

Dogs: Labradors, house dogs, labrador retriever
house dogs, labrador retriever, pack animals: Canada is a large country and some of it is colder than other parts. When you said raise, that suggests a young puppy. I would be very concerned about a dog less than 6 months outside in the winter. For an older dog, it might be OK in a good, tight dog...

Dogs: Leaving Pup alone?, border collie pup, closet shelving
border collie pup, closet shelving, border collie: No problem. Depending on our schedule, we have left 7 week olds as long as 4-5 hours at a time. We do use a crate. Many Labs are problem chewers. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the...

Dogs: leg injury, zip lock baggies, part rubbing alcohol
zip lock baggies, part rubbing alcohol, miniature schnauzer: She needs to be seen by a chiropractic veterinarian. http://www.avcadoctors.com/search_for_avca_certified_doctor.htm Run your hands all over her leg and back (spine) very carefully and feel for any areas that might feel warmer than the surrounding tissue....

Dogs: losing hair, skin mites, proper diagnosis
skin mites, proper diagnosis, eyes and ears: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. All dogs carry demodectic skin mites, but they only affect dogs with autoimmune disorders, unlike sarcoptic mange which is spread from dog to dog. Your dog could also have hypothyroidism....

Dogs: Min. Schnauzer, loss of hearing, miniature schnauzers, allergy shots
miniature schnauzers, allergy shots, skin allergies: Hi Hi Candace,, I know how sad it is to watch a beloved pet decline, but if Cookie is in good health otherwise, he may have many more happy years with you. You are probably more distressed by your dog s inability to hear, than he is. Deaf or hearing...

Dogs: Monte 4yrs wheaten bite husband- help, gentle pets, obedience classes
gentle pets, obedience classes, attack dogs: First if he is not neautured getting him down may get rid of the aggression as neautured dogs are less likely to bite Second it might be a hormone related problem,such as hypothyroidism which does cause sudden aggression out of the blue,so it might be a...

Dogs: Mouth Sore, vital organs, mouth sore
vital organs, mouth sore, cockerspaniel: Hi Courtney, Having tried to treat your dog s mouth sore, but seeing that it s not getting any better, it s now time to have a veterinarian examine your dog. It sounds as though this sore is infected, and your dog is probably in pain. The danger of not...

Dogs: Mysterious lump opinion, good appetite, broken ribs
good appetite, broken ribs, medical issue: I was going to refuse your question because this really is a medical issue, but thought better of it. Anytime... **ANYTIME**... one has doubts over something he was told by his vet, it is time to go and get a second opinion. I have never inquired about...

Dogs: mange, close proximity, animal control
close proximity, animal control, couple days: Yes, if it is indeed a hairless fox, I d recommend calling animal control and, if it is mange that caused the hair loss, there are several types of mange that are very contagious. I would be very watchful of where you dog goes. Consult a vet in your area...

Dogs: mating a Jack Russell, government census bureau, genetic health concerns
government census bureau, genetic health concerns, female puppy: Hi Velma, You didn t say if the puppy you re talking about is a male or female. No female puppy should ever be mated! A puppy is a baby, and just as in humans, it s best to wait until the dog is both emotionally and physically grown before they have...

Dogs: min-pin, emergency vet clinic, poison control center
emergency vet clinic, poison control center, stomach: You should really call the poison control center (888) 426-4435. Depending on the type of poison, you may want to induce vomiting, with others, you wouldn t. I d also recommend contacting your vet as soon as possible or your local emergency vet clinic if...

Dogs: min pin puppies, min pin puppies, puppy food
min pin puppies, puppy food, quality puppy: Hi Katie, While your dog is nursing her litter, she needs as much food as she ll eat because of the added stress and demands of nursing 7 puppies. Leave a full bowl of food and clean water available to her at all times. It would be best to feed your...

Dogs: min pin had puppies, maternal instinct, small dogs
maternal instinct, small dogs, tinkle: Cyn Some have a stronger maternal instinct than others. Some small dogs get upset and don t eat. If this continues, take some chicken and rub it on the puppies (or soft dog food) and when she cleans the puppies she will start getting nourishment and soon...

Dogs: my mini schnauzer, feeding puppy
feeding puppy: Hi Karina, You are under-feeding your puppy! Your 2-month-old puppy should be eating four meals per day of a good quality food formulated for puppies of his or her size. The energy requirements of a puppy, based on body weight, is nearly double that...

Dogs: missing dog found and housebroken no longer, pet stain and odor remover, loose stools
pet stain and odor remover, loose stools, strange food: If he doesn t settle down, I would get him to the vet before the weekend. You are quite right about the stress. He could have picked up something or even be from strange food. Otherwise, you mayhave to retrain him. When you are around you need to keep...

Dogs: What mix is my dog?, spaniel mix, loving companion
spaniel mix, loving companion, getting a new puppy: Hi Lauren, Congratulations on getting a new puppy! It s really hard to give breed guesses, because you re assuming that both of your dog s parents are purebred dogs. The possibility exists that both of your puppy s parents were also mixed breed dogs....

Dogs: New Puppy, Have one other dog, rowdy behavior, long distances
rowdy behavior, long distances, kong toy: Hi Jill, Congratulations on getting the new puppy! Your puppy is still quite young, but still needs to shown right from wrong, even at the tender age of 10 weeks. Without you training your puppy right from wrong, she will not simply outgrow her present...

Dogs: New puppy, bladder infection, short trips
bladder infection, short trips, mastiff: When a dog rides in the car, it should always be confined in some fashion to lessen the chances of injury or escape... in a crate or in a harness/seatbelt of some sort. My method of dog raising is, the more a dog doesn t like something, the more I do it....

Dogs: Nutritional Requirements for B&T Coonhound, puppy chow, shelley davis
puppy chow, shelley davis, puppy kibble: Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing to me. Sorry about the delay..computer was on the fritz. All the brands of food that you mentioned would be adequate for your dog as long as you have him on puppy chow at this tender age. I would also add in a few...

Dogs: my new dog, obedience class, pencil eraser
obedience class, pencil eraser, milkbone: Hi Ashleigh, I hope you get this reply in time for you class. If not, there s always next time! The point of these rewards is to make it a very memorable event for your puppy. An everyday plain old milkbone just doesn t cut it. The treat has to be so...

Dogs: new dog jealous of old dog, dachshund, old dog
dachshund, old dog, chiweenie: Try to give her attention on her own,away from the other dog,so that she doesn t feel left out,and also for a while try to pet both dogs at the same time,if you give him a treat give her a small one as well In time this should sort itself out,but in the...

Dogs: new dog owner basic questions, pack animals, hi adam
pack animals, hi adam, car rides: When an animal balks, it means they plant their feet and refuse to move. Sorry for the confusion. A size medium crate is probably big enough for her, if she s only 30 pounds, depending on her height. The dimensions of a medium size crate are 27 x 20 x...

Dogs: new golden retriever puppy, golden retriever puppy, vet checks
golden retriever puppy, vet checks, golden puppy: Since both animals are up to date on shots it will be ok to have your friend look after her,I don t see any problems with doing that at all,in fact is less likely to catch something from a cat then other dogs at her age at a kennel So you can leave her...

Dogs: new lab, liver tumor, lavish praise
liver tumor, lavish praise, devestated: I would get her into the vet along with any medical info you have on her. She just needs a good check up and perhaps an update on shots plus perhaps flea and heartworm remedy. Talk to the vet about the lack of bowel movements. Two weeks seems unlikely to...

Dogs: nursing chihuahua, egg yolk, puppy food
egg yolk, puppy food, calcium supplement: Hi, she should be on puppy food and cottage cheese and maybe a calcium supplement. If you put her on Royal Canin puppy food, the pups will have an easier time weaning. You didn t say how old the pups were, but most of the time you have to force the mom...

Dogs: Is Oatmeal safe for my Chihuahua?, adding fiber
adding fiber: Hi Amy, Yes, cooked oatmeal would be a fine substitute for canned pumpkin. Oatmeal is fiber rich food, though cooking it with water rather than milk would be best for your dog. Other ways to add fiber to your dog s diet: Share an apple with her! Apple...

Dogs: Older dog and new puppy, miniature fox terrier, obedience class
miniature fox terrier, obedience class, natural instincts: The older the dog, the less likely it is to welcome a new puppy that has come to live in the house. What you are doing sounds right. In addition, try to divert the older dog with a treat when it barks. Let it know you have the treat, but don t let it have...

Dogs: Ouch! Losing too much blood!, adult teeth, puppy class
adult teeth, puppy class, safe toys: I once might have said yes, but I along with others are moving away from such harsh, negative corrections. Turning the dog on its back is a powerful message, but best not done as a correction. Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently...

Dogs: Overweight Chinese Crested, chinese crested powderpuff, overweight problem
chinese crested powderpuff, overweight problem, chicken leg: Steph, there are always throwbacks in a line of dogs. That, plus the overweight problem could be what has happened to your dog. I would start him on a diet of one handful of dog food and a chicken leg that has been cooked in a crack pot over night. No...

Dogs: Owner/dog relationships, divorce situation, look in his eyes
divorce situation, look in his eyes, dog owner: How old is he, Michaela? What kind of crate are you using? Is it the same type and size of crate that he had at his previous home? Have you spoken to his previous owner about the barking to see if they had the same problem and what they did about it? If not,...

Dogs: My old dog doesn't like the new puppy!, golden retriever puppy, schnauzer poodle mix
golden retriever puppy, schnauzer poodle mix, obedience class: Two years is a little young to lose interest in playing with puppies, but many older dogs want nothing to do with puppies and their sharp little teeth. Be sure and give the older dog plenty of attention. Good leadership on your part may help. The key to...

Dogs: my older dog's behavior/problems, bladder leakage, enzymatic cleaner
bladder leakage, enzymatic cleaner, mirac: Seth, it could be either of the things you suspect. She could be marking because of the puppy, to assert that this is HER territory, or she could be having bladder leakage as she sleeps, or just not quite able to hold it long enough to wake you up. I would...

Dogs: older mix breed male dog w/ new male dog, shih tzu, dachshund
shih tzu, dachshund, cindy: I think they will be just fine,just do it slowly,like just having them sniff through a gate and slowly let them interact together,and there sizes are close so you do not have to really worry about them seriously hurting each other,but don t leave them along...

Dogs: Pet clippers, professional groomers, nail clipper
professional groomers, nail clipper, sanitary area: The variable speed clippers are nice. The Oster is the most dependable for home use. It does not cut as quickly, but the maintenance is much less also. The best clippers out there is the Laube (from what I hear)but they are heavier. Most of the professional...

Dogs: Picking the Right Breed, omega three fatty acids, lakeland terriers
omega three fatty acids, lakeland terriers, great dogs: HI, The Brittanys that I have come in contact with have been great dogs. They are a bit hyper sometimes, but have always seemed well mannered. Another dog you might consider is a boykin very similar to a Brittany, not AKC however, but on the list. A cairn...

Dogs: Pitbull moving in with a cat, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, stray cats: Nobody knows everything. I am afraid this is a tough problem and I have little experience with cats or getting dogs to tolerate them. Strong leadership never hurts. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

Dogs: Poodle, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, scruff of the neck: 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: Pooping and peeing in the house, exercise pen, sleep at night
exercise pen, sleep at night, peeing: When did this first begin happening, Niki? Was there a thunderstorm or fireworks or something going on outside that possibly frightened her into not wanting to go outside at night? If it were me, I would crate her at night for a while, after making sure...

Dogs: Potty in the house, cocker spaniels, female dogs
cocker spaniels, female dogs, urinary tract infections: Hi Nan, Female dogs are prone to develop urinary tract infections. It could be that Charlotte has an infection, and simply can t hold it , as she should. Spayed female dogs can develop incontinence due to the lack of estrogen. There is medication or hormone...

Dogs: Potty training a Papillon, exercise pen, baby gate
exercise pen, baby gate, crate training: Since your work schedule really doesn t allow for crating her, I would suggest some other form of confinement that does not give her a lot of freedom, but enough so that if she does potty on the floor, she s not having to lay in/near it or whatever....

Dogs: Pregnant Toy Rat Terrier, toy rat terrier, whelping box
toy rat terrier, whelping box, female toy: Lindsey There is always a risk when a dog is pregnant. When the male is larger the risk increases in domestic animals. She should have her puppies in 60 to 63 days. At 59 days her temperature should start to decrease. When she is down to 98 or 99 she...

Dogs: Pug Pimples..., dry itchy skin, indoor dogs
dry itchy skin, indoor dogs, hind legs: Hi Diana, If you re bathing you dog at least once a week, that s way too often (unless a vet has directed you to do this), and it could be contributing to your dog s problem. If you must, every two or three months is usually a sufficient time between baths....

Dogs: Another Puppy?, best buds, adult dogs
best buds, adult dogs, female mutt: I cannot say, Emily. Dogs are like people in some ways; your dog may be one of those that can only be friends with one dog - your neighbor s. She may not WANT to be friends with any other dog. My aunt s dog is this way. He and my oldest dog are best buds,...

Dogs: Puppy eating, puppy food, 4 months
puppy food, 4 months, ribs: If his ribs are showing, see the vet. Likely he has been in for shots, and if he was too thin, the vet would have said so. Some of them fail to discuss the more common overweight. Package recommendations are notorious for being high. How big is he?...

Dogs: Puppy licking, loving puppy, closet shelving
loving puppy, closet shelving, negative word: Perhaps much like biting, jerk your hand away. Perhaps add a negative word like Yuck! . What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you,...

Dogs: Puppy mill rescue that defecates in crate, puppy pen, puppy mill
puppy pen, puppy mill, puppy mills: What might work better for him would be keep the crate open,but to keep him in one room or a penned in area(with a puppy pen)and put down papers or puppy pads,as that way is better for some dogs esp ones that were in puppy mills And slowly move the pads/paper...

Dogs: Puppy Nipping, puppy nipping, obedience classes
puppy nipping, obedience classes, grand daughter: Use a water bottle and tell him no loud and firm-that usually works it will also help to enroll him in obedience classes as he is about the right age for that,and a trainer will go through the steps with you on how to correct any problems he has n...

Dogs: Puppy won't pee on a leash, german shepard puppy, jeff holly
german shepard puppy, jeff holly, little puppy: Hi Jeff, A change of location can be stressful and overwhelming to pets, and the excitement of being outside can make a dog to forget to potty - just like a little puppy. While you re at the hotel, it might be best to keep your dog crated, and only...

Dogs: He's peeing around the house again, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: A peeing from may end this adorable dog's life !, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: It is called submissive wetting. 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...

Dogs: pit bull 6 yrs old inflammed nipples, false pregnancy, male dogs
false pregnancy, male dogs, pit bull: She could be in season, she could be having a false pregnancy, she could be pregnant (unless you are *ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE* there have been no males near her), or she could have an infection. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian if you have never seen her...

Dogs: pitbull in heat, fatal infections, heat cycle
fatal infections, heat cycle, spayed: Seven months is about the earliest they ever come in heat. This is part of the reason it is common to spay them by 6 months. Your are stuck with going through it now. Few vets will tackle the complicastions of doing until the heat cycle is all over. ...

Dogs: pomeranian seem to have vertigo, inner ear infection, yard chemicals
inner ear infection, yard chemicals, stroke treatment: This could be vestibular syndrome, but that usually presents itself in older dogs, and you don t say how old your dog is. Veterinarians themselves argue over whether that is due to an inner ear infection or is some sort of stroke. Treatment is usually antibiotics,...

Dogs: poodle, closet shelving, miniature poodle
closet shelving, miniature poodle, upper apartment: Unless you are in an upper apartment or something with no quick access to outside, I firmly believe in outside. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to...

Dogs: pooping while I'm gone, shih tzu poodle mix, toy fox terrier
shih tzu poodle mix, toy fox terrier, fox terrier: One should never correct a dog for anything after the fact as the dog will not have a clue why it is being corrected, and a crate should always be a dog s place of safety, not a place for punishment. Besides, with two dogs loose in the house, there is always...

Dogs: post-neutered collie, squirt bottle, water pistol
squirt bottle, water pistol, male dogs: Hi Laura, It will take a few weeks after being neutered for your dog s hormone levels to drop off. However, the mounting behavior is also used to display dominance in dogs, so that behavior might not stop. When your Collie starts to mount anybody (or anything)...

Dogs: potty training, bulldog, first night
bulldog, first night, pee: Hello Dana...i think you are trying to do the correct things but maybe lets tweak it a little. Ok...so first of all, yes you are paying too much attention to her in the day. Lets start by feeding and water in the morning and taking her out right after...say...

Dogs: potty trouble after kennel, bladder infection, new carpet
bladder infection, new carpet, labradoodle: I think you will have to crate her like a puppy,if you don t have a crate buy one-and keep her in there all the time except to go outside,to be fed,to go for walks ect and do that for a 2 weeks,then slowly let her out more and if she goes back to accidents...

Dogs: pug pigment and food/water bowls, stainless steel bowls, plastic bowls
stainless steel bowls, plastic bowls, harbor bacteria: Plastic bowls are not a good choice. Not only does plastic tend to harbor bacteria and absorb flavors/odors/etc. because it is porous, but yes, it can cause reactions that can lead to hair loss on the chin and face, and loss of pigment on the nose leather....

Dogs: Two puppies, jack russel terrier, two puppies
jack russel terrier, two puppies, good companions: 2 puppies at once will be a lot of work, but it can be done. You will need to work at leadership and bonding. You will find the more positive methods most trainers have gone to now more effective than the negative methods of the past. They could lead to...

Dogs: Getting a puppy, getting a puppy, several dogs
getting a puppy, several dogs, miniature schnauzer: Most puppies will bite until they are corrected, but the ones that are removed from their dam and littermates too soon (before eight weeks) will be particularly bad. Most schnauzers are extremely smart... too smart, actually. The length of time it takes...

Dogs: puppy, proper medication, cats and dogs
proper medication, cats and dogs, stool sample: Cats and dogs are two different species. You need to take a stool sample in to your veterinarian to determine what kind of parasites, if any, that your puppy is carrying, and then get the proper medication from him/her. You can have this done when the puppy...

Dogs: my puppy, dangerous habit, beagle puppy
dangerous habit, beagle puppy, tummy ache: Hi Sammy- Yes, beagles are very smart, and also very stubborn! Sneaking table food is a normal but dangerous habit for dogs. While onions, garlic and tomatoes are all on the no no list, I would not expect her to keel over dead thanks to her latest...

Dogs: puppy anxiety, medical cause, bowel movement
medical cause, bowel movement, german shepherd: Hi Jacqui, It would be a good idea to have your puppy examined by your veterinarian to rule out a medical cause for her just before she has a bowel movement. While you describe it as stress, might also be pain or discomfort, so it s a good idea to have...

Dogs: puppy bites level four, cano corso, puppy bites
cano corso, puppy bites, poor job: If it was just normal puppy playfulness, I wouldn t worry about it. You would need to work on it, but in time, she would quit. If these were real bites, it could be the breeder has done a poor job of socialization, and the problem will be difficult to correct....

Dogs: My puppy is biting everyone and everything!, mastiff puppy, bull mastiff
mastiff puppy, bull mastiff, stronger every day: Hello..well dogs teeth just like people. When she tries to bite you hold her mouth shut and say NO BITE. let go and if she isnt biting say GOOD DOG. A four year old is tough since she cant do this and you may need to hire an in home behaviorist. but for now,...

Dogs: puppy caretaker, puppy during working hours
puppy during working hours: Hi Haylie, It s certainly possible to get a puppy, and also work a full time job. Thousands do it every day. It s really important that you re there to take the puppy out for a romp at some point during the day, mid-day works the best. If you are unable...

Dogs: my puppy's poo., whole wheat flour, calcium propionate preservative
whole wheat flour, calcium propionate preservative, lysine monohydrochloride: Hi Tori- Dont worry about the question :) There could be a couple of things wrong with her. Has she had a fecal to check for worms? If she has worms, her poo can be quite disturbing! If she has had a fecal and she DOESNT have worms, lets look at your...

Dogs: puppy problems, boxer puppy, puppy problems
boxer puppy, puppy problems, bladder control: Hi Erica, If your friend is at her wit s end with a 9 week old puppy that isn t housetrained yet, then she really has very unrealistic expectations as to what house training is, or how long it can take! At 9 weeks old, this puppy doesn t even have bowel...

Dogs: a puppy question, baby rice cereal, puppy shots
baby rice cereal, puppy shots, deworming: Hi, At two weeks they should see a vet and be wormed. At four weeks they should be started (not completely) on some solid food. I get carnation evaporated milk (not condensed) and baby rice cereal. Add a can of water to a can of milk and then add some...

Dogs: puss filled sores all over, abnormal activity, skin disorders
abnormal activity, skin disorders, home remedies: Hi Kristy, I can t diagnose your dog. There are several skin disorders which would have the symptoms you re describing, including immune mediated skin disorders (abnormal activity of the body s immune system). I would suggest not putting off the...

Dogs: Another question re housetraining and also something to do for my Brittany, urinary bladder infection, pigs ears
urinary bladder infection, pigs ears, rawhide bone: You may want to reduce his access to water. When you come home, let him drink his fill and maybe once or twice more before bed time. If you walk him around when you take him out, he may urinate a second time and go longer then. A dog can rip off a piece...

Dogs: Rat terrier ears smell, rat terrier ears, yeast infection
rat terrier ears, yeast infection, horrible smell: nikki The best thing of course is to have a vet check them. You need to know if it is a bacterial infection or a fungal infection. If you treat one and it is the other, it will make it worse. It sounds like maybe a yeast infection. both types of infection...

Dogs: Rescue dog behaviors, blank spaces, medical questions
blank spaces, medical questions, hotdogs: What you can do for the walking problem,is to try and encourage him to walk,with a treat that he really likes such as small pieces of hotdogs,and try to coax him with your voice and talking softly to him,in time he will learn to walk on a leash As for the...

Dogs: rash, aloe vera gel, skin mites
aloe vera gel, skin mites, skin parasites: Hi Teresa, You didn t say if your dog s rash is itching your dog or not, or if the area that the groomer shaved is where the rash is. If the rash in the area the groomer shaved, it s possible that the rash is razor burn , and it should go away in a...

Dogs: rawhide, intestinal blockages, pigs ears
intestinal blockages, pigs ears, wheaton terrier: Rawhide is one of the most dangerous dog chews there is. Once swallowed, it swells from the moisture and can cause blockages. For now, discard any more rawhide you have. Watch him carefully the next few days. He may throw it up or pass it OK. If he shows...

Dogs: I really need help!!, irresponsible dog owner
irresponsible dog owner: Hi Cassie, The 100% guaranteed method of making sure your dog never kills another cat again is to never ever allow your dog to be off her leash. If your dog is leashed, and under your control, she won t have the opportunity to chase cats. If, for for...

Dogs: regression, 3 vets, pee poop
3 vets, pee poop, time alice: Well it might help to have him shaved down as it might make him want to go outside more,or even cooling him off with the hose,but seeing that a lot of dogs live in the heat this seems unlikely Also dogs have excellent night vision,and can as well in the...

Dogs: Should i get rid of my dog, neutering, unfortunatly
neutering, unfortunatly, old dog: Clare- I am sorry for the loss of your puppy. I do not ever recommend turning an animal into a shelter, especially one who has dog aggresion problems. He will be gassed or euthenzies immediatly. Neutering will help with some of his dominance, but he...

Dogs: will running trigger hip problem, shelley davis, golden puppy
shelley davis, golden puppy, valid concern: Hi Karen, Thank you for writing to me about your daughter s Golden puppy. Running and playing will not cause a hip problem. A hip problem is usually genetic or stems from old age (arthritis). Running and playing will keep the joints well oiled and...

Dogs: runny bowels, natural choice lamb, constant diarrhea
natural choice lamb, constant diarrhea, lamb meal: Hi Linda, Lactating dogs usually are fed a high quality puppy food, because nursing is so demanding, and they need the extra nutrition. Are you feeding your dog Nutro Natural Choice Lamb Meal & Rice Formula? If you are, then you should be giving your dog...

Dogs: Scared Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, spiritual person
mini schnauzer, spiritual person, time problem: Interesting that yours is the third question like this that I have had. Dogs have *much more* heightened senses than we do, and can sense, smell, whatever, far more than we could ever imagine. I am a very spiritual person and believe that some dogs can...

Dogs: Schnoodle walking - training, tug tug, praise praise praise
tug tug, praise praise praise, schnoodle: Let her drag the leash around the house & yard (supervised) for a while, until she is not worried or concerned about it. Practice holding onto the leash while she is playing and running around. Or, whenever you start out for a walk and she sits or lays...

Dogs: My ShiTzu has a strange eating habit, nancy ps, eating habit
nancy ps, eating habit, loose teeth: Well if you have the face hair shaved off one time, you will be able to tell. I shave them all the time for people who say their dogs have trouble eating. Also, check his teeth to make sure there is nothing wrong with them. Check for hair around the...

Dogs: Siberian Husky, siberian husky
siberian husky: Hi Scott, Even though you ve done a lot of research in selecting the Siberian Husky breed, you didn t say if you ve ever owned multiple dogs before. Having three dogs at once can be a different experience than owning a single dog. You can read about...

Dogs: Siberian huskies abnormal weight loss, lean side, shoulder area
lean side, shoulder area, small baby: It is quite rare for a dog to need anything to make it gain weight. Many dogs insist on keeping themselves a little on the lean side, even the ribs showing a little. I am concerned about it continuing to lose weight. Even if it isn t too thin now, if it...

Dogs: Sick Dog, liver disfunction, internal parasites
liver disfunction, internal parasites, food allergy: Hi Sarah, I m not a doctor, but the fact this began when you changed foods might be purely coincidence. The dry heaving between meals sounds like your dog might have some kind of an obstruction, it can also indicate that your dog has internal parasites,...

Dogs: Spaying, spaying
spaying: Hi Nicole, Your dog will gain health benefits by being spayed before her first heat cycle. We all want our pets to live long and happy lives, and you can help with that by spaying your dog! In my opinion the health benefits your dog will gain are the most...

Dogs: Stomack Virus???, stomack virus, miniature schnauzer
stomack virus, miniature schnauzer, emergency hospital: I am not a vet, so none of what I write should be construed as medical advice. A few general suggestions though... I would try mixing some broth with the water to see if your dog will drink that. Or, you could try Gatorade and see if she ll drink it. I...

Dogs: Stoping my dog eating my cat's food, scratching post, book shelf
scratching post, book shelf, loud noise: Cat food can actually damage a dog s liver so you do want to stop this-because cats are climbers and dogs aren t often the best solution is to put the food up high where the puppy can t reach it,but the cats know where it is,like on top of a book shelf or...

Dogs: Sudden dog fear/anxiety attacks, anxiety medication, fear anxiety
anxiety medication, fear anxiety, upstairs office: Hi Chris, It sounds as though your dog has an awful lot on his plate, so to speak, given the loss of his animal companion, and your daughter moving out in close proximity. Dogs do go through a period of grief after a loss, but perhaps the changes in your...

Dogs: Suggestion for a quality vitamin?, black and tan coonhound rescue, puppy kibble
black and tan coonhound rescue, puppy kibble, quality vitamin: If Innova is worth what you pay for it, not only does he not need any supplements, they are more likely to more harm than good. Innova should be carefully formulated to provide the complete and balanced diet he needs. Adding anything else will mess up the...

Dogs: safe chew toys, intestinal blockages, sturdy stuff
intestinal blockages, sturdy stuff, kong toys: You are wise not to trust the rawhide. The pet stores are full of toys that many dogs will quickly chew up into pieces they could choke on or cause intestinal blockages. If you are not there to watch, stick to sturdy stuff such as Nylabones and Kongs....

Dogs: scaly and scabby patches, red blotches, clumps
red blotches, clumps, guesswork: Hi James, Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian so you ll know what s the problem, because whatever it is, it s getting worse! Without a diagnosis, you re just guessing at whatever the trouble might be, and your dog deserves more than guesswork....

Dogs: scared-y dog, Fearful dog
Fearful dog: Well keep her away from the aggressive dog!! In a nutshell, she needs much more time to settle into her new home before you add in meeting potentially dangerous dogs. Give her a safe place to sleep undisturbed and gradually branch out her freedoms. There...

Dogs: schnauzer beard smelling sour, dry dog food, standard schnauzer
dry dog food, standard schnauzer, water bowl: It sounds to me like the SS s beard is spending too much time in the water bowl and not drying out fast enough in the heat and humidity. I solved this problem with my minis when we lived in town by training them to lick water bottles. She would have to find...

Dogs: getting a second dog, rat terrior, shiba inu
rat terrior, shiba inu, 8 years: Yes,a younger dog will be better,even one that is a year old-a shelter would be a good place as they know what dogs are submissive and good with dogs,what will probably also be better would be to get a female,as they tend to be less dominate A puppy would...

Dogs: My shih tzu puppy, dog obedience training, shih tzu puppy
dog obedience training, shih tzu puppy, dog to dog aggression: Hi Kelly, You shouldn t calm your dog down by comforting her, and telling her that s she s a good dog. At the moment when she s attacking the other dog, she s anything but a good dog ! You need to gain control over your 8 month old dog, not reward...

Dogs: shih tzu rescue dog- maybe ten years old, glucosamine chondroitin, excuse spelling
glucosamine chondroitin, excuse spelling, shih tzu rescue: Hi Carolina, Giving your dog a glucosamine chondroitin supplement can be helpful if your dog is in the earlier stages of arthritis/dysplasia. Cosequin is one brand to consider, but any glucosamine chondroitin supplement made for humans would be of a high...

Dogs: sick dog, symptoms of heartworm, labored breathing
symptoms of heartworm, labored breathing, ivermectin: Hi Stephanie, Because there is weight loss along with the onset of vomiting, runny nose, and a big change in your dog s activity level you need to have her examined by your veterinarian to find out what her problem is. So it s good you ve already made that...

Dogs: silky terrier and stranger anxiety, ceaser milan, stranger anxiety
ceaser milan, stranger anxiety, nancy ps: Rita, He needs you to take full charge of him. Right now he feels he has to take care of you, that increases anxiety in dogs. He needs a whole program. I would suggest you put him in training classes. Find a good trainer who follows either ceaser milan...

Dogs: specific potty training, retractable leash, swim platform
retractable leash, swim platform, shepherd mix: Try a retractable leash or long line, and gradually shorten it over time, as he is comfortable. The only way I know of to teach him to go on the swim platform of your boat is to catch him in the act when he s going somewhere else, and immediately take...

Dogs: spontaneous urination, submissive urination
submissive urination: Hi Toni, It s good you ve already had your dog examined by your vet, to rule out a medical problem. Submissive urination in adult dogs is usually a sign of insecurity. Often unsocialized or overly sensitive dogs will submissively urinate. Dogs are...

Dogs: stealing food, empty pop cans, foster puppy
empty pop cans, foster puppy, tasty morsel: It is difficult to train a dog not to do things when you aren t around. A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that...

Dogs: stealing food, stealing food, one at home
stealing food, one at home, food on the table: Karen, kids are unreliable when it comes to this. The best thing to do is to remove the dog from the kitchen (or whatever area the kids are in) when they are eating, so that there is no possible way for them to feed him from their plates. The other thing...

Dogs: strange behaviour, dogs head shaking, hounds
dogs head shaking, hounds, long-eared dogs: Hi Again David, Thank you for taking the time to rate your answer! I also thought of one more thing. Do you add any type of medication or supplements to your dog s food? If you re doing so, Penny may not like the taste, but keeps eating anyway because...

Dogs: No subject, malty poo, fatal infections
malty poo, fatal infections, reproductive cycle: Most young females will have their first reproductive cycle between 6-12 months. 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. Once loose, an accidental...

Dogs: Training, last thing at night, housetraining
last thing at night, housetraining, miniature schnauzer: It really is pretty simple. Get a crate appropriate for the size of the dog. Small puppy; small crate. You could get a full-size crate for it to grow into, but you will need to make the crate smaller for awhile by shoving some boxes or something in the back...

Dogs: Treeing Walker Hound, treeing walker hound, two dogs
treeing walker hound, two dogs, kibble: Since I have never heard of a dog with two sets of testicles, I am going to assume that what you saw was an (internal) erection (within the sheath) and the part that looked like a second set of testicles would be his bulbous glandis, the part of his penis...

Dogs: Trimming/Grooming Toy poodles, toy poodles, toy poodle
toy poodles, toy poodle, poodles: Hi Terri, Using a using #15 blade, clip from the bottom of the ear up to the corner of the mouth. Using the same blade, clip under the eye and down the sides of the muzzle, and from the stop (between the eyes) to the tip of the nose. Stretch the lips back...

Dogs: Can't housebreak 5-yr old male chihuahua, neutered, wks
neutered, wks, couple of minutes: If it s a choice between your husband and the dog, I d go with the dog. If you really want to keep your husband and the dog, the first thing I would do is get the dog checked medically. If all checks out, then I d go back to basic house training practices...

Dogs: Can't tell if my dog is spayed., pregnant, heat
pregnant, heat, spay: Hi Meara- The best thing for you to do is schedule an examination with your vet. A palpation from your vet could tell you if she feels a uterus or not, and possibly also if she feels puppies or even if the horns of the uterus are swollen because of a heat....

Dogs: can't walk, vet clinics, local animal
vet clinics, local animal, animal shelter: Hi Jennifer, I m sorry, but your dog needs medical attention, not guesswork. I suggest either talking to a local vet to work out a payment plan, so you can pay the fee over an agreed upon period of time, or taking your dog to the vet that accepts credit...

Dogs: I think i am giving the wrong signals to my dog ?, health food store, little jack russell
health food store, little jack russell, obedience classes: Well when you send her outside attach a leash to her and just let her drag it,I do that with my own dogs at times and it makes it easier,also taking her to obedience classes will put you in charge Ok as for the problems you are having with her in the crate...

Dogs: What you think is a good way to traet my dog, tea tree oil, red scab
tea tree oil, red scab, chiwowa: This is one reason we have more than one veterinarian. If we cannot get into one fairly quickly, we often can get into one of the others. If this should be a staph infection, I don t know of any shampoo that will really work on it. You might try dabbing...

Dogs: toy poodle not accepting new puppy, Canine Separtion Anxiety
Canine Separtion Anxiety: Good intentions, but sadly I say that my experience has been adding a dog will not resolve or curtail separation anxiety. It has only been a week, and it may not be a right fit in the long run, but try backing off a whole bunch! Maybe it s just too fast...

Dogs: tracking dog, dogs noses, german shepherd dog
dogs noses, german shepherd dog, moth balls: Dogs noses are very good at picking up the scent they are looking for even when other strong odors are present. What might be worse would be for the girl to zig zag around crossing and recrossing her own path. She could either do it delibretly or say a...

Dogs: Urinating on bed, marking
marking: Hi Vanessa, It s hard to break a dog of marking when it s habitual. Preventing your dog access to the areas he s know to mark when he s left alone will go a long way in stopping this behavior. If your dog isn t crate trained, you can try that, or you...

Dogs: undesirable urination, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet visit: A vet visit is always a good idea with any behavior problem. In this case, likely he needs neuter if not already. It is no cure all, but the first step in such a case. Then obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

Dogs: unusal behavior during heat, peek a poo, shelley davis
peek a poo, shelley davis, annoying habit: Hi Leakyle, Thank you for writing to me about your little peek a poo. Constant licking is often a sign of stress. The licking is a means of self calming. Apparently your girl isn t doing well with her heat cycles. She is whining and licking. My suggestion...

Dogs: Vaccination, two dogs, parvo
two dogs, parvo, petsmart: Hi Tammy- I would wait until your puppy has had all three combo vaccines before considering her completely protected. For instance, I would say no to petsmart, parks and letting her wander around on the ground at vets offices. However, in the situation...

Dogs: Vaccinations, puppy shots, rabies vaccine
puppy shots, rabies vaccine, combination vaccine: June- Has she had any other series of vaccinations? If she has not, then yes, I would start her off with a DHLPP combo, and a rabies vaccine, and bordetella if you plan to board her or if you are around a lot of other dogs. The puppy shots are the...

Dogs: visiting younger male dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: He needs to learn you are in charge, not him. This is a little different with somebody else s dog, but do the best you can. 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: Washing The Dog, shelley davis, organic shampoo
shelley davis, organic shampoo, google search: Hi Rachel, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. The answer to your question regarding Organic Body Wash is, no! Organic doesn t necessarily mean safe for a dog. I have an organic shampoo that has tea tree in it, which is deadly for dogs and...

Dogs: westie poop problems, stone walkway, upstairs deck
stone walkway, upstairs deck, acre yard: Try taking her for walks and play with her in some open fields until she goes to the bathroom. This will take awhile. When she does go give her a treat and a lot of praise Do this everyday until she gets used to the grass. Take her out on your acre on...

Dogs: whimpering/ crying, obedience class, american terrier
obedience class, american terrier, natural instincts: If you were better bonded to her and gave her better leadership it would 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...

Dogs: white boxer's face is swollen and hives, vet asap, aveeno oatmeal bath
vet asap, aveeno oatmeal bath, emergency vet: Personally, I would get her into the emergency vet ASAP! If her face is swollen, her airways could close up on you and you could end up with a dead dog. You could also try bathing her in baking soda as that is good for hives. This could be a reaction to...

Dogs: Am I doing Something wrong with my pregnant dog?????, whelping, having babies
whelping, having babies, having a litter: Hi Sharon, It doesn t sound like you re doing anything wrong. Quite the contrary, compared to the messages I get from other people! On average, a dog s gestation period is 58-63 days, so if your dog was bred during the later half of your estimated dates,...

Dogs: what to do, dish drainer, occasional accidents
dish drainer, occasional accidents, cardboard box: In my experienmce I find even 7 week old puppies can go 4-5 hours if their activity is restricted. I try never to leave even older dogs longer than that. The best way to restrict their movements is a crate. Perhaps their owners failure to use one is...

Dogs: not too sure what to do, german shepard, probebly
german shepard, probebly, sure what type: 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: ABOUT MY YORKIE, yorkie pup, breeds of puppies
yorkie pup, breeds of puppies, closet shelving: Most dogs will thrive on most chows. In the past, I have suggested sticking to what the breeder was feeding. This may be even more important if the breeder had to go through a half dozen premium chows before finding the right one for their breeding stock....

Dogs: Yorkie personality, poor eyesight, loving pets
poor eyesight, loving pets, female yorkie: Hi, First things first. Take her to vet and check her eyesight and then her hearing. Your description is one I ve heard before from people who have pups with poor eyesight and/or poor hearing. If you find these two items are ok, then you have to think...

Dogs: yellow lab 9 months, pool chlorine, shelley davis
pool chlorine, shelley davis, cholrine: Dear Donna, Thank you for writing to me about your dog swimming in a pool. Chlorine is toxic to both humans and animals. Dogs are very sensitive and might become ill from the chlorine. They likely will drink it as well. I would stick to fresh water...

Dogs: yorkie puppy, baby gate, housebreaking
baby gate, housebreaking, real solution: Dogs don t read books or surf the net. Some do foul their crate. I blame much of the problem with their early care. Many breeders don t do that much better job than th epuppy mills and pet stores. Try the crate again, Skip the bedding. At first it...

Dogs: yorkie sleeping with us, sleep patterns, teacup yorkie
sleep patterns, teacup yorkie, compulsive behaviors: Hi Jamie, It might well be the hight of the bed, or the fact she has trouble seeing these days that has your dog choosing to sleep elsewhere. It is age related, because she s not as nimble as she was a few years back, and her loss of sight is just another...

Dogs: Zeus St Bernard pup, old english mastiff, obedience class
old english mastiff, 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: 10 year old Golden Retriever, CHF, heart failure
CHF, heart failure, golden retriever: Hi Angela- I m sorry to hear your baby s health is starting to slide. 10 years old is a good age for a golden, and definitely a senior, but it doesn t mean he doesn t have a few years left. I adopted my last golden retriever when he was 10 years old,...

Dogs: 15 year old Labrador struggling to eat, canned dog food, cheese sandwich
canned dog food, cheese sandwich, dry dog food: Hi Vicky, It s good you ve had your dog examined by your vet to rule out a problem. If your dog usually receives a dry dog food, have you tried giving her a canned dog food? It could also help to warm the food, as that releases it s odors, which can...

Dogs: 15 year old labrador bitch struggling to eat, cheese sandwich, cottage cheese
cheese sandwich, cottage cheese, boiled chicken: Hi Vicky- Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I was unexpectedly admitted into the hospital for a few days. I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Try some nice soothing easy to digest foods, like chicken broth with rice mixed in, or scrambled...

Dogs: I have an 18 year old dashschund, average life span, glucosamine chondroitin
average life span, glucosamine chondroitin, dashchund: The average life span for dachshunds seems to be about 12-15 years, but the miniatures would tend to live a bit longer than the standards as smaller dogs are usually longer-lived than larger. Dachshunds are one of the longer-lived breeds. There was a study...

Dogs: 4 month yorkie, innova evo, blue wilderness
innova evo, blue wilderness, vet schools: Hi Anna- I would recommend feeding several small meals throughout the day. Puppies need 3 meals a day and small puppies 4 or 5 is really more beneficial if possible. In all honesty, I think if you switch him to a higher quality food with more protein...

Dogs: 4 year old shitsu, aspirin for dogs
aspirin for dogs: Hi Vonda, These things always seem to happen over a holiday weekend! It s totally possible that your dog pulled a muscle, tore a ligament, or hurt a disk in his back. All of these injuries are quite painful (the trembling and panting are signs of pain),...

Dogs: I have a 5 month old Puppy who has always been afraid of people, sausage dog, female puppy
sausage dog, female puppy, progess: I don t think scolding her is the answer. Instead, be relaxed and happy. She will sense your mood and react accordingly. I am afraid picking her up would be rewarding he for her fear. Keep working with her. if not, on its own, it could get worse...

Dogs: 5 year old chihuahua having behavior problems all of sudden, obedience class, baby 8 months
obedience class, baby 8 months, natural instincts: Have the vet check her. The problem likely is the changes in the household, but you can t train a physical problem away. Many dogs don t adjust top changes very well. Perhaps you have failed to give her the leadership she needs. The key to most behavior...

Dogs: 5 year old spayed female dog with new spayed female puppy, female puppy, closet shelving
female puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go, and...

Dogs: My 6 yr old Female rottie/doberman, mast cell tumor, emergency vet
mast cell tumor, emergency vet, open wound: Maritza- If it is a clean, dry opening with no leakage and no swelling, it *can* wait until Tuesday when the vets reopen. Personally, I wouldn t want to wait because it just leaves a bigger chance of infection, but that involves taking her to an emergency...

Dogs: 7 months english bulldog neuter, old english bulldog, chest size
old english bulldog, chest size, old wives: Hi Katherine- Nope, this is an old wives tale. So long as he is exercising well, eating proper healthy food, and has nothing genetically wrong with him, he will develop just fine even if he was neutered at 6 weeks. Good luck with your new puppy...

Dogs: 7 year old St. Bernard - emotional changes, local health food store, health food store
local health food store, health food store, pet ages: It could be a hormonal problem,such as hypothyroidism,cushing s or addison s disease,which is common in dogs,esp older females,so asking your vet about having our dog tested for these might be a good idea,as it does make dogs act weird for no reason-so i would...

Dogs: 8 year old dog with lung cancer, tail wags, diet supplements
tail wags, diet supplements, pain pills: Hi Donna, I m sorry to hear of Duke s illness. While diet might play a role in fending off some types of cancer, if your dog is in the last stages of the disease, I m sorry but diet can t help him. Feed your dog whatever he ll eat, at this point. I doubt...

Dogs: My 9 month old Pekingese, won't go outside
won't go outside: Hi Tina, You didn t say if your new dog is papertrained, or not. The biggest point in getting a dog house trained is to provide him with frequent opportunities to relieve himself outside. When the dog can t be watched like a hawk, it needs to be contained,...

Dogs: 9 month old pit. pregnant or not?, tail signs, growth spurt
tail signs, growth spurt, pink nipples: Hi Brandi, If your dog was in heat and left outside alone, then there s a really good chance that she was bred. Persistent doesn t begin to describe how a male dog in the neighborhood is when there s a female in heat. For the first three weeks or so of...

Dogs: 9 week old yorkie puppy - male, eggs and chicken, yorkie puppy
eggs and chicken, yorkie puppy, scrambled eggs: What you can do is to use some gravy they Iams makes for dogs,or use some canned food and mix it into the dry food,that way it isn t that much different from dog food This is common in a lot of young puppies and they grow out of it,but some dogs will make...

Dogs: Abandoned puppies, moist cloth, genital areas
moist cloth, genital areas, cotton ball: Hi Brandy, There s really nothing for you to do, or to be concerned about. Five day old puppies can t do much more than suck on things, they aren t being vulgar. Aside from bottle feeding your pups, the puppies genital areas must be stimulated after...

Dogs: Add a rescue dog to our Siberian Husky, play all night, sibe
play all night, sibe, neutral ground: I don t see any problems. Usually a young male and female will settle in fairly well together. You might do the drill of meeting on neutral ground, a park or something. When we are going to get a new puppy, I try using its name around our old dog, but I...

Dogs: Adjusting dog's sleep cycle, battle of wills, internal clock
battle of wills, internal clock, wake up time: Hi David, If I had to guess, I d say it s not that your dog is needing to releive herself at 6am, but rather it s become her habit to get up at that time. Your feeding and walk shedules sound fine, I don t think they need adjustment. You can go about...

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

Dogs: Aggressive Yorkie, 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: Aggressiveness, parson russell terrier, violent aggression
parson russell terrier, violent aggression, cesar milan: Krista, You may think you are the alpha, but not all the way. That type of behavior means he thinks he is the alpha and is supposed to protect you. You need to be much more critical with his training. When he growls put him in a submissive position until...

Dogs: Agressive Mini Daschund- New behavior, Pushy teen doxie
Pushy teen doxie: Hi David, You have a teenage dog who thinks he can guard or dictate the behavior of other. It seems like he is guarding you. Adolescence/young adulthood is a time to test and try. Now would be a great time to take hi to group class with both of you taking...

Dogs: my Akita is off it, false pregnancy, mammary glands
false pregnancy, mammary glands, heat cycle: Hi Paul, You didn t say if your dog has been spayed or not. If she hasn t, and recently had a heat cycle, there is a chance that she s having a false pregnancy. A dog going through false pregnancy will engage in nesting activity (mothering inanimate...

Dogs: Allergies, miniture schnauzer, flea allergies
miniture schnauzer, flea allergies, vet tech: First of all, a vet tech is NOT a veterinarian, and I would take anything one says to you with a grain of salt; she is not the one who went to school for X-years and got that DVM degree. If you live in a year-round warm climate that doesn t get heavy freezes,...

Dogs: More about Allergies, red itchy bumps, little red itchy bumps
red itchy bumps, little red itchy bumps, mini schnauzer: You should have a vet look at these to confirm that it is schnauzer comedo syndrome, otherwise known as schnauzer bumps . Your description of red and itchy makes me think staph infection. http://www.dermvet.com/schnauzercomedo.htm When I mentioned no cortisone,...

Dogs: Amstaff Allergy, american staffordshire terrier, true carnivores
american staffordshire terrier, true carnivores, grass pollen: Hi Leah, Diet can control so many issues! But you didn t say if you re feeding your dog anything else besides meat. Dogs are not true carnivores, so they require some vegetable/fruit and carbohydrates (if your dog can handle grains) to have a balanced diet,...

Dogs: Aussie Shephard afraid of noise, mild tranquilizer, wooden blinds
mild tranquilizer, wooden blinds, scary noise: So you would rather get rid of the dog and dump his problems onto someone else to have to deal with? Tsk, tsk. That s not right, Leigh. When you got the dog, you made a lifetime commitment to him. Would you consider putting one of your kids in a home if...

Dogs: aggression, arrivals and departures, craving attention
arrivals and departures, craving attention, candy bars: Hi Patsi, Chihuahua s are very much one person dogs , it s not at all uncommon to have problems like this with the breed. Simply put, they don t like to share. It sounds like your dog has what s called canine separation syndrome . The most common symptoms...

Dogs: alsation/collie cross, ygrr, dr bach
ygrr, dr bach, separation anxiety: I am not much of a believer in herbal remedies as I have yet to see any of them actually work. One thing you might try is an anxiety wrap . The pressure of this is supposed to have a calming effect on a dog (I have not tried it myself). http://www.anxietywrap.com/anxietywrap.htm...

Dogs: anxiety/fear/hyperactivity???, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, vet visit
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, vet visit, short periods: Hi Tony, It s good you ve already been to the vet. The restless symptoms of pacing, panting, and just not being able to settle can be a symptom of heart disease, so hopefully your vet has already rules that out. Many times, when a dog has non specific...

Dogs: Bad Behavior, german shepard mix, behavior question
german shepard mix, behavior question, unusual behavior: Hello again. Well then..this is a little hard to answer from here without being able to evaluate the dog, but i can tell you this.. Even though your dog seemed fine at the parks early on, dogs react to other dogs differently depending on the situation, sex,...

Dogs: Behavior, jack russell terrier, obedience classes
jack russell terrier, obedience classes, half jack: The more submissive the dog, the more it will lick (as a sign of submissiveness), while others are what I call nurse dogs and find little boo-boos that they feel need tending. Some dogs seem to like the salt that is on our skin, and sometimes I just think...

Dogs: Bichon Frise, bladder stones, doggie diaper
bladder stones, doggie diaper, belly band: How long did you try to crate him? I know exactly what you mean by the annoying barking- I have a 11 month old that wakes me up every morning at 2 barking in his crate. I think you guys are just going to have to work out the crate- thats the only thing...

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

Dogs: Black Lab might be sick, odd behavior, strange behavior
odd behavior, strange behavior, lethargy: If his eye is all gooeyed over, I d definitely take him to the vet. It might be infected and you don t want to mess with his eyesight. The worming might be a reason for his lethargy, however, it could also be the infection from his eye, if his eye is infected....

Dogs: Blade sizes, coton de tulear, groin area
coton de tulear, groin area, pair of scissors: This really depends on how long you want his coat to be. You could hand scissor him all over, but it sounds like you want him shorter since you are mentioning clippers and blades. With blades, the higher the number, the shorter the clip. Clip-on combs...

Dogs: Boston Terrier, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, old boston: The Boston should be going to obedience classes, and everyone around him should be practicing Nothing in Life is Free . He must work for everything he wants. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm Also, he should have his thyroid checked, as hypothyroidism can cause...

Dogs: Boston Terrier in heat, champion parents, boston terriers
champion parents, boston terriers, breeding dogs: I would not breed her for several reasons. First, she is much too young. She should never be bred on her first few heats, if you must breed her, she should only be bred after she is mature- at two years old. You are asking for trouble if you breed her so young,...

Dogs: Boston terrier tails, painless experience, boston terrier
painless experience, boston terrier, brindle: Hi Laura- Bob-tailed breeds are all selectively bred down from tailed breeds, and quite often long tailed puppies are born among a litter of bobs, or you will get a litter of all tailed puppies. These puppies need their tails docked by the vets at 3 days...

Dogs: Boxer breed skin health, boxer pup, corn wheat
boxer pup, corn wheat, sarcoptic mange: Rachel- My concern would be an allergic reaction. Is he on flea control? How is his coat in other areas, does it feel dry and broken or soft and sleek? Try offering him some children s benedryl. You will need to contact your vet for the proper dosage...

Dogs: Breeding, miniature daschund, cocker spaniel
miniature daschund, cocker spaniel, dominant characteristics: It would actually probably have terrier type fur(wire)as that often happens when crossing curly,short and cocker type fur-but it could turn out looking like a curly coated daschund,and the daschund would most likely be dominanteas it would be the only purebred...

Dogs: Bringing a Bull Terrier puppy home with a 3 yr old cat., terrier puppy, baby gate
terrier puppy, baby gate, bull terrier: SLOWLY! Let the puppy live in the bathroom for a couple of days, only take it out to toilet, or if the cat is in another room. That way, they can smell each other. Then open the door, but put up a baby gate, so the animals can now see each other, but unless...

Dogs: Brittany Spaniel, cairn terrier, prong collar
cairn terrier, prong collar, scruff: The best thing to use is something called a prong collar and while it looks harsh,it isn t,when the dog pulls and the spikes pinch into the neck it reminds the dog of the mother dog grabbing it by the scruff it works well for strong pullers and they often...

Dogs: Bullmastiff puppy biting, puppy classes, puppy class
puppy classes, puppy class, battle of wills: The yelping and leaving is likely the best technique. Nothing works very quickly. 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....

Dogs: My baby and his diet, bloody mucus stool, bloody diarrhea
bloody mucus stool, bloody diarrhea, medical questions: Hi Amanda- Was your dog diagnosed with HGE? I have a golden retriever who has HGE and he will have similar episodes every now and then where his colon gets inflamed and he starts vomiting and having bloody diarrhea. The fact that they put him on antibiotics...

Dogs: My baby's spoting, dogs in heat, dripping blood
dogs in heat, dripping blood, pitbull: I don t know if there are any studies about dogs in heat and whether there is pain associated (like some women cramp). However, they do make doggy diapers just for this occasion. You could probably just use underwear and a pad as well, if you can manage...

Dogs: Going to the bathroom, lavish praise, going to the bathroom
lavish praise, going to the bathroom, far corner: Take him out in the back yard on leash the first thing in the morning. Walk him around until he goes. Then lavish praise on him. He may be more comfortable if you choose a far corner away from where he spends most of his time out there. With any luck,...

Dogs: beagle RE: footpad, bitter apple spray, skin wounds
bitter apple spray, skin wounds, baby soap: Hi Randy- I would be concerned she has either injured that paw, or she is having an allergic reaction to something that is causing it to itch. Try soaking the paw in warm water, and cleaning it very well with a mild (baby) soap. Then a little bit of neosporin...

Dogs: behavior of newborn puppies., newborn puppies, bellies
newborn puppies, bellies, august 10: Taylor- I would be concerned that they are not getting enough food, if they are crying and uncomfortable. Are their bellies nice and round after they feed? They should be eating very often. If they are still acting hungry (seeking out the teets, nursing...

Dogs: behavior problem, miniature schnauzer, obedience classes
miniature schnauzer, obedience classes, intact males: Yes, he should be neutered, and as soon as possible. He is becoming an adolescent, feeling his oats, and seeing how much he can push the other dogs around. He will probably pull a few moves on the family, too, in attempts to get his own way. Get him into obedience...

Dogs: behavioral issues, chow mix, metal fence
chow mix, metal fence, two puppies: Hi Jenny- I think it would be a good idea to separate the two for now. Cosmo needs some alone time to remember that he is your baby, and that you love him just the same. When I adopted my new two puppies, I made sure that every day I spent at least an hour...

Dogs: The best brand of dog food for a chihuahua, dry dog food, puppy shots
dry dog food, puppy shots, rescue dogs: I can t say what the best brand would be. The good thing is that it should do fine on most of the common brands. Much of what you read about dog chow is based on marketing hype and speculation. Time after time on dog forums I have challenged people for...

Dogs: Putting down my best friend, breed rescue groups, google search
breed rescue groups, google search, shepard mix: Hi Melanie, If your dog has never bitten until this summer, you should have him examined by your vet. There are lots of reasons why an older dog would have a change of personality, and the dog may be able to be treated. The most common hidden cause of aggression...

Dogs: bichon Mia, small breed dogs, chemical imbalance
small breed dogs, chemical imbalance, uti: Hi Kathy- It does indeed sound like she has another UTI. Chronic UTI could be a chemical imbalance, a problem with diet, or she may not be drinking enough water. It is pretty common in small breed dogs. What food are you feeding her? How much water...

Dogs: biting fur bald, oatmeal bath, sarcoptic mange
oatmeal bath, sarcoptic mange, demodex: Nicole- Hair loss on the head and legs are unfortunately a symptom of mange. It can be other things, but if I notice hair loss on both head and legs, I take them in immediately to get a skin scraping. If its demodex, it can leave the skin broken and bloody,...

Dogs: blister on elbow, hygroma, being a doctor
hygroma, being a doctor, bister: Hi Dawn, Not being a doctor, I can only offer you guesses. Your dog may have a hygroma , which is a fluid-filled, sac-like cavity at an area of friction. A hygroma is a soft, movable and usually painless. If not treated, severe inflammation may develop,...

Dogs: bloody stool in dogs, bloody stool in dogs, tape worms
bloody stool in dogs, tape worms, white rice: If all three of them suddenly developed blood in their stool, it could be a viral intestinal bug that affected all of them at once. It could also be the food- did you open a new bag of food recently? There could have been something wrong or different with...

Dogs: bloody stools, bloody stools, hemmoraging
bloody stools, hemmoraging, parvo: Bloody stools can indicate many health problems, including parvo, and a bad worm infestation. It could also mean she is slightly constipated or blocked. Unfortunately I don t have enough information to make a diagnosis. Are her stools firm, or loose? Is...

Dogs: my boston terrier is coughing up phlegm through his nose and mouth., coughing up phlegm, secondary bacterial infections
coughing up phlegm, secondary bacterial infections, puppy mill: Hi Josh, Because puppy mills can be over crowded and unsanitary, it s entirely possible that Scooter has a respiratory infection. This should not be ignored, as it can progress to Pneumonia. You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. Your...

Dogs: boxer, boxer bitch, progesterone
boxer bitch, progesterone, seven days: Hi Leeann An experienced male will usually know when to do his business, and when the time has passed. It very well could be that your girl was done about 7 days into her cycle, some females ovulate early in their cycle. The problem may also be that...

Dogs: boxer/chow/lab mix puppy behavior, congratulations on your new baby, puppy behavior
congratulations on your new baby, puppy behavior, boxer mix: Hi Teri- Honestly, it sounds like your new puppy is just a goofball! It doesn t sound like any behavior I would be concerned about, just his own quirky play methods. I have had several dogs that wind in and out of my feet like a cat, and I have seen pups...

Dogs: boxer dogs, Prey killing Boxer
Prey killing Boxer: HI Laura, You need to either consider adding an additional lock or changing that door handle. Once they know how to open them (not hard) only that or perhaps babyproofing the door will work. Gross but true, she is bringing you a gift. It s hard not...

Dogs: breed, prey drive, obedience training
prey drive, obedience training, belly rub: Honestly Lori, it sounds like you found a field golden mix, LOL- one of the nice playful hyper ones! Yes, she is full grown at 2. She sounds like she is quite the handful- and will require a lot of exercise! I cant tell you if she will calm down for your...

Dogs: What breed is my rescued puppy?, different breed of dogs, photo bucket
different breed of dogs, photo bucket, border collie: Looks like she has a lot of border collie in her,or australian shepherd,mixed with a touch of Husky as well So my best guess would be border collie/husky and maybe australian shepherd as well-the ears and face as well as the white flag is border collie...

Dogs: breeding, jack russell terrier, chihuahuah
jack russell terrier, chihuahuah, miracle of birth: Michelle- First let me apologize for the time it took to get back to you. I was unexpectedly admitted into the hospital for a few days. I have a few questions for you. Why are you looking into breeding your female dog? Do you want a puppy? Do you want...

Dogs: breeding pugs, elongated soft palate, pug dog club of america
elongated soft palate, pug dog club of america, legg perthes: Hi, Crystal. Pugs should be at least 18 months old, and additionally, for females, no sooner than the 3rd season, before they are bred, as per the Pug Dog Club of America. Pugs can suffer from several health problems as well, which you should always...

Dogs: breeds, adult personality, rescue dogs
adult personality, rescue dogs, nearby field: 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 it...

Dogs: breeds, jack russell terrier, american bulldog
jack russell terrier, american bulldog, canbe: I don t recommend keeping any dog outside, or even leaving it outside all day. Dogs belong inside with their people. May of the common problems with having the dog inside canbe solvedwith a crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at...

Dogs: breeds, jack russell terrier, commercial dog food
jack russell terrier, commercial dog food, american bulldogs: the best way to train a dog to come when called at all times is with something like small pieces of rollover or small pieces of hotdogs,first start doing this on a stretchy leash,just to be safe The first few times you decide to go off leash do so only...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Powder Puff Bald Spots, chinese crested powder puff, parasite infection
chinese crested powder puff, parasite infection, hairless dogs: It is very difficult to tell with him groomed, LOL with the schnauzer cut he looks like a schnauzer! Were all the pups drop eared? Where did you get him? This is an example of a few correct powder puffs. (champions owned by my mother a profesional crested...

Dogs: Chocolate lab puppy weight, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, lab puppy: That sounds entirely out of the normal range. did you see the parents? Were they labs? What you need to do now is feed her properly and keep her at a healthy weight for whatever size she is. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult...

Dogs: Constant "coghing" of my 10-yr old Yorkshire Terrier, congestive heart failure, canned dog food
congestive heart failure, canned dog food, fluid in the lungs: Hi Gilda, Have you looked down your dog s throat to see if you can see some fibers from the pillow? Is your dog able to eat and drink okay without gagging? Try giving him some extra fluids or some canned dog food to see if whatever is in his throat will...

Dogs: Crate training and house breaking, chow puppy, computer desk
chow puppy, computer desk, crate training: I am afraid you are just going to have to watch him better. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If...

Dogs: Out of character behaviour, inner ear problem, depth perception problems
inner ear problem, depth perception problems, abnormal behaviour: Hi Debbie- My first thought if it were my dog would be neurological. Perhaps seizures, a recent stroke, or another similar condition. At her age, I would be concerned and would contact my vet for a more in depth look into the problem- particularly the depth...

Dogs: chicken, pedigree dog food, natural lamb
pedigree dog food, natural lamb, chicken question: Petsmart brand, Authority, I have heard is a good compromise between cost and quality. I personally feed CA Natural lamb and rice. It s almost a $1/lb, but I only feed my 90lb lab about 2 3/4 cup a day. If I were feeding a cheaper food and following instructions...

Dogs: my chihuahua, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I really don t like the pads. Perhaps you need to change the pads more often. If at all possible, I would work at training her to go outside. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet...

Dogs: chihuahua, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: She should be old enough by now to walk outside herself. I you have far to go, perhaps you might still carry her for another month. Have you started obedience training? Don t make the mistake of thinking small dogs don t need it. It is the solution...

Dogs: coffee icecream?, artificial sweeteners, coffee products
artificial sweeteners, coffee products, circulatory problems: As far as I know, coffee isn t a real problem. The less a dog gets other than its dog chow, the better. Modern dog chows are carefully formulated to give dogs the complete and balanced diet they need. Any ice cream has fat and sugar in it. Well, some of...

Dogs: constipated kitty now has diahrea, loose stools, night mare
loose stools, night mare, constipated: Hi Linda- While this question is in the wrong section (You posted in Dogs) I believe I can be of some assistance. Try Immodium. 0.1 mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours, but not for more then 2 days. If it continues for more then 2 days, or he begins vomiting,...

Dogs: corgie grooming, undercoat rake, sunburn
undercoat rake, sunburn, walks: If you shave your dog down, you might have to worry about sunburn. You would be better off making sure that you only walk her during the cooler parts of the day, and brushing her thoroughly every day and getting any undercoat out of her coat. A Miller Forge...

Dogs: Diarreah with Blood, old english bulldog, immodium
old english bulldog, immodium, diarreah: Hi Tia- How much blood are you talking about? Just a few drops, or a lot? A few drops in diarrhea can be normal, because the lining of their intestines and colon are irritated. A lot of blood and we are talking about something more serious. She may have...

Dogs: Diet, dangerous foods, pork roast
dangerous foods, pork roast, lynsey: Lynsey- While pork that is cooked very well done is not lethal to dogs, it is best to avoid pork, especially bacon, ham, pork chops and pork roast which have a heavy amount of fat in it. Pork is very rich and contains a thick fat that is undigestible to...

Dogs: DOG PULLS ME OFF MY FEET!, soft tissue damage, american pit bull terrier
soft tissue damage, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull: Harnesses are a bad idea for so many reasons, Lee. Stop and think about it; what do sled dogs and carting dogs wear? Harnesses. Why? Because they make it easier for the dog to pull! Ditch the harness for daily walks. I would not recommend a choke chain...

Dogs: DOG SICKNESS, parvaid, bloody diarrhea
parvaid, bloody diarrhea, homeopathic remedies: If its parvo, he needs to be kept on fluids constantly. Parvo dogs die because they dehydrate and their body succumbs to secondary infection. There are homeopathic remedies out there for parvo, including Parvaid (Which I have used with some success) and...

Dogs: My Dog, bug bites, pimple
bug bites, pimple, dry skin: Hi Jamie- Those could be flea or bug bites, or allergic reactions to a soap, food or other potential allergy, but I doubt its dry skin, which usually is flaky, red and itchy. If they don t bother him, I would just keep my eye on them and see what happens,...

Dogs: My Dog, loose stools, personal choice
loose stools, personal choice, normal consistency: If your dog is constipated or having loose stools and her colon is irritated because of the change of food, then yes, it can cause a few spots of blood here and there because of the irritation. Now, if its more then a few spots, I would take her in to the...

Dogs: Dog going to bathroom in the house only, dog behaviorist, young at heart
dog behaviorist, young at heart, yr olds: Hi Cherie, You need to have a talk with your husband. The facts as you ve presented them are: You don t have the the time to work with your dog. The dog is aggressive towards your child. You don t feel safe with the dog. Things aren t to get...

Dogs: Dog bleeding, 10 months, beagle
10 months, beagle, sanity: Hi CJ- That bleeding is her going into heat. She will bleed every 6-10 months for 6 weeks until she is no longer fertile. That means, until she is spayed, or until she is very old. Some unspayed dogs her size will go into heat up until they are 15-16, while...

Dogs: Dog bleeding, google web search, heat cycles
google web search, heat cycles, heat cycle: Hi CJ. The frequency of your dog s heat cycle will depend on the individual dog, and sometimes by the dog s breed. Most dogs will have the cycle twice a year, but there are dogs who only have it once a year. A female dog does not have a menopause, or...

Dogs: Dog bowel and sleeping habits, sleeping habits, early riser
sleeping habits, early riser, coffee maker: This is a tough one. I have some success telling my old Lab Bad dog, Aster, down! and making her lie down again, and I can go back to sleep. She never gets fed until her regular time. Your idea of moving her eating back may work, try it. also try to...

Dogs: Dog conlificts, small dogs, dogsitting
small dogs, dogsitting, pugs: Since you are dogsitting and the pugs do not belong to you, I would not let them play/interact with other dogs at all. If something should happen to one of the dogs, you would most certainly be responsible. The two pugs will do just fine with just each...

Dogs: Dog has engorged breasts and is still pregnant, engorged breasts, kayce
engorged breasts, kayce, teets: Kayce- Typically the rear two teets will have more milk then the rest of the teets. However, if it is much larger then any of the others and develops a hard, hot feel or seems painful, then there may be an infection and she needs a warm compress and a trip...

Dogs: Dog Pees In House, male yorkie, wooden doors
male yorkie, wooden doors, belly band: Try taking him outside ever 40 minutes or so. Also, it sounds like he is lifting his leg- is he neutered? If not, he may be marking his territory on those items, in which case, this isnt a housebreaking issue but a dominance one. You should neuter him ASAP,...

Dogs: Dog seeks hot water, outdoor faucet, poodle mix
outdoor faucet, poodle mix, water faucet: Hi Sarah- First let me apologize for the time it took to get back to you. I was unexpectedly admitted into the hospital for a few days. I think it may just be a cute quirky thing your pup does. We all have our little things ! He could be associating...

Dogs: Dog Training, underground fence, golden retriever
underground fence, golden retriever, nuisance: Hi Pam- Unfortunately some dogs just can not be trusted not to wander when left alone in an unfenced in area. In fact, my golden retriever (Who competes in obedience) would probably happily go wandering down the road if I left with him loose in the yard....

Dogs: My Dogs Behavior, clingy, needy dog
clingy, needy dog: Hi Bonnie, Your dog is what s known as a Velcro dog. Velcro Dog Syndrome describes a mild form of Separation Anxiety before it is the full-blown problem as recognized by animal behaviorists. This is when the dog sticks to their human like Velcro and must...

Dogs: Dogs emotionally attached to owner, poodle puppy, standard poodle
poodle puppy, standard poodle, retriever puppy: Well giving them his clothing is a good idea,so they don t think he has left them,sometimes it helps if you walk them and play with them,as that can tighten the bond between you and the dogs each time it will get easier,and over time they should get over...

Dogs: Dogs and sleep, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: If you plan on letting the puppy sleep with the kid, it may not be much of a problem. If not, I would put the puppy in a small crate and put it close to the bed and oriented to where the puppy can see the kid. You may just have to endure it making a fuss....

Dogs: Two Dogs who sometimes fight., mini dachshunds, two dogs
mini dachshunds, two dogs, drawing blood: Hi Andrew- Is Mr. Wiener neutered? He is just starting to become sexually mature at his age, and if the two of them are not neutered, it could be that Zippo is beginning to feel threatened by an up and coming young male. In this case, neutering the both...

Dogs: destructive chewing, poodle mix, obedience classes
poodle mix, obedience classes, air holes: These cases can be very difficult. I think much of the problem is caused by breeders that keep the puppies past 7-8 weeks and fail to socialize them. The puppy that was never left by itself before 12 weeks may do very poorly as you are seeing. Try filling...

Dogs: My dog, aspirin tablets, buffered aspirin
aspirin tablets, buffered aspirin, torn ligament: Hi Laura, It sounds like your dog may have hurt his back, perhaps a disk problem, pulled muscle or torn ligament. That would explain his inability to get up without assistance, the trembling rear legs, the panting and shaking (signs of pain can be panting,...

Dogs: my dog, emergency c section, having puppies
emergency c section, having puppies, dead puppies: Hi Mike- Death during labor is always a possibility, if the dog is inexperienced, if the breeder is inexperienced, and there is a complication with no vet around. There are a number of things that can go wrong during labor- a puppy can be turned wrong...

Dogs: What is my dog, mixed breed dogs, poor specimen
mixed breed dogs, poor specimen, germanshepherdrescue: Hi Tiffani, There s no way to definitely say which breeds any mixed breed dog is related to, if you don t know the parents. I can only offer you a guess, the same as other people have done for you. For one thing, you re assuming that both of Bear s parents...

Dogs: dog abuse, retractable leashes, cute cats
retractable leashes, cute cats, retractable leash: Hi Daniel, I ll try to answer your question as best I can while providing some advice. In general, especially with larger dogs, an owner doesn t have a lot of control with a retractable leash. Not only is the leash part flimsy in most and at best,...

Dogs: dog accidents, water dishes, refresher course
water dishes, refresher course, food source: Joanne- Dogs are toiletry animals, and like to use the bathroom in the same designated spot, whether that is one spot in the house, or one spot in the yard, or the whole yard. If she develops the habit of pooping in one spot in the kitchen, you need to...

Dogs: My dog bite a little girl, putting up a fence, border collie
putting up a fence, border collie, police office: Hi Hannah, Laws vary depending on local, so I can t say which absolute certainty that your dog won t be put down. However, in most cases they don t put dogs to sleep for this kind of an incident. Call your local town hall or police office, and just ask...

Dogs: dog breed, doberman pinscher, prey drive
doberman pinscher, prey drive, border collie: Hi Lori, If your cats hiss, it s okay. What you don t want, is them bolting from the room, and hiding under your bed for a week! Could your friend bring her puppy inside your home? Put your more scared cat in a carrier, or let them walk around freely....

Dogs: dog not eating, irritable bowel syndrome, blue wilderness
irritable bowel syndrome, blue wilderness, quality grains: Hi Ali- A good choice high quality all life stage food is Canidae and Solid Gold, if you don t mind high quality grains (no inferiors). A good no-grain all life stage is Taste of the Wild, Wellness CORE, and Blue Wilderness. A high quality All life...

Dogs: dog's eating habits, eating habits, health problem
eating habits, health problem, spirits: Some dogs do this in hopes of getting treats or something better,the best thing to cure this is to only give him food no treats ect for a while and he will just get hungry and eat his food,changing his food will only make him do this more-so since he is healthy...

Dogs: dog eats other dog poo, swift reply, petstores
swift reply, petstores, store staff: sometimes it is a shortage of vitimin B,so giving both dogs vitimins might help as well They best way is to give both dogs pills,I had a dog that ate both her s and the other dog s droppings as well,so the best way it to treat both dogs,even if only one...

Dogs: dog food, baby carrot, loose stools
baby carrot, loose stools, upset stomach: Hi Shannon, Sometimes a dog will eat grass to ease an upset stomach. Veterinarians still aren t sure if dogs eat grass because their stomachs are upset or if their stomachs get upset after they eat grass. However, many vets suspect it s the former, because...

Dogs: dog Jack Russell, flea bites, jack russell
flea bites, jack russell, human eye: Hi Stephanie, There are many skin conditions in dogs which could be described as red itching bumps , ranging from flea bites, to a contact allergy, to mites which are invisible to the human eye. You should have your dog examined by a veterinarian, so...

Dogs: My dog Madeline, hook worms, white blood cells
hook worms, white blood cells, tape worms: Hi Diana- At this point, I would suggest you visit the vet for a more powerful dewormer. At the very least, Panacur, which is available without an RX but through a vet, is available to you, but I would prefer Drontal in your case. Are you sure they are...

Dogs: dog pas, welping, benedryl
welping, benedryl, paw: Check his paw really well to make sure he doesn t have anything in his pads or between his toes. He may have stepped on something or even gotten stung by an insect or bitten by a bug. If you see something that looks like a bite, you could put a little benedryl...

Dogs: My dog is peeing a little blood, bladder stones, blood in the urine
bladder stones, blood in the urine, urinalysis: Any time you see blood in the urine, a urinalysis is a good idea. Call your vet and schedule an appointment. It could be a minor URI, it could be kidney or bladder stones, or something more serious. You will not know until he goes to the vet. Good luck,...

Dogs: dog's penis always coming out/humping other dog, obedience classes, chases
obedience classes, chases, poodle: Getting him neautured will greatly reduce these problems Also humping is often a dominance problem,so taking him to obedience classes will also be a good idea,as it is rude for him to do that-but also everytime he humps pull him off and say no loud and...

Dogs: dog and separation anxiety, chow mix, separation anxiety
chow mix, separation anxiety, messes: Let Tybee potty in the new area, and then let him out to be with you. At 14, he most likely won t be with you all that much longer, and some dogs can get really clingy when they get old. It isn t fair to the dog to keep him away from you after all those...

Dogs: my dog is sick=[, weed killer, fertilizer
weed killer, fertilizer, vet: I would definitely take her to the vet. Did she recently get her shots, it could be reaction to that or she may have gotten into something in your house or yard. Do you use any chemicals on your yard, weed killer, fertilizer or anything? As small as she...

Dogs: dog sneezes mucus constantly, internal medicine specialist, magnetic resonance imaging mri
internal medicine specialist, magnetic resonance imaging mri, magnetic resonance imaging: Hi Steve, Chronic nasal disease in dogs can be a debilitating and frustrating condition to diagnose and treat. Many times when a dog has a recurrent bacterial infection, it s because the dog wasn t on antibiotics long enough to wipe out the illness,...

Dogs: My dog's stomach is making noises!, stomach noises, bland diet
stomach noises, bland diet, gastrointestinal tract: Hi Erica, It s not at all uncommon for newly adopted dogs to get a case of diarrhea. This is a very stressful time for your dog. The technical term for hearing a dog s stomach noises is Excessive Borborygmus . What you hear is the rumbling noise produced...

Dogs: My dog has a swollen eye cover, tear duct infection, cherry eye
tear duct infection, cherry eye, swollen eye: Hello, Melissa. I m not sure what you mean by second eye lid, but if it s swollen like you say it is, your dog needs to see a vet. He could have been stung by a bee, he could have gotten something in his eye, or he may have a tear duct infection (often called...

Dogs: dog vomiting, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, yellow bile: Hi Jason, Thank you for writing to me about your small dog. You haven t described the kind of vomit your dog is having..it could be his entire meal or some yellow bile. It s possible that he s allergic to the kind of food you are feeding. Why not try...

Dogs: dog vomiting dark brown..., stomach bugs, emergency vet
stomach bugs, emergency vet, boiled chicken: Jaime- Vomiting, shaking, crying and pain are not exactly great symptoms. Especially if it is dark brown or black which can indicate many things, probably the most serious of which is semi-digested blood from an internal injury that is leaking into the...

Dogs: my dog wont go potty at all !!!!, happy time, today is tuesday
happy time, today is tuesday, gatorade: If she only started eating on Sunday, she may just not have to go yet. Does she have ready access to water and is she drinking? That is more important than the food so she doesn t get dehydrated. You can give her gatorade or mix in some broth or tuna juice...

Dogs: my dog wont go potty at all !!!!, lavish praise, today is tuesday
lavish praise, today is tuesday, pee: Keep walking her. When she goes, lavish praise on her. In the past, she may have been punished for going in the house and now fear to go in front of you. If you don t have a fenced yard, you could try tethering her outside for a short time. It is really...

Dogs: my dog wont go potty at all !!!!, those dogs, long walks
those dogs, long walks, today is tuesday: Unfortunately, there is not a lot one can do with those dogs with shy bladders . Girls can be the WORST sometimes. Some dogs get so location trained that they refuse to go anywhere except for that one area that they are used to, and this can be a hard thing...

Dogs: my dog wont go potty at all !!!!, won't go to the bathroom
won't go to the bathroom: Hi Amanda, For an adult dog, arriving in a new home is incredibly stressful, even though you are being very loving and tender with her. It can take a month or longer before the dog really feels a part of your home. So, because you only have the dog 6...

Dogs: my dog wont go potty at all !!!!, today is tuesday, bowels
today is tuesday, bowels, bladder: Some dogs take a little longer to adjust than others. Just take her on short frequent walks and keep her moving, since you say she lays down if you stand in one spot. Walking around helps to stimulate the bladder and bowels, so she should potty on a walk....

Dogs: dogs, kennel owner, dog kennel
kennel owner, dog kennel, spca: What was the question you had an issue with? I do answer medical questions,although I work at a dog kennel and the spca,and i know more about dogs then the dog kennel owner(has owned a kennel for 33 years) does,and it was her idea for me to do this if you...

Dogs: my dogs, spray bottle, private parts
spray bottle, private parts, pee: Using a spray bottle and saying leave it loud and firm often helps,even after just a few times they get the idea that that isn t wanted,also pulling him away from the other dog with his collar and saying leave it also may work Neutering will be the...

Dogs: dogs belly, tear ducts, conjunctivitis
tear ducts, conjunctivitis, eyelashes: The eye tearing could be conjunctivitis, blocked tear ducts, allergies, or abnormalities of the eyelashes and eyelids. The belly color may be perfectly normal, particularly if he gets in the sun, but there are also a couple other conditions that can cause...

Dogs: Two dogs bringing out the worse in each other?, chocolate labrador, hearing dog
chocolate labrador, hearing dog, two dogs: Hi Rachel- It sounds like when you are all out together, your dogs are developing a pack mentality where you are no longer alpha. My biggest suggestion for you and your partner would be to take the two out together and keep them on leash, and go back to...

Dogs: my dogs eat everything, wood rocks, wool socks
wood rocks, wool socks, bitter apple: There are a couple of solutions to your problem. One, is to not let your dog out of your site. That means if the dog is out of his crate, he is tethered to you. If you can t be watching him, he s in his crate. Two, you can try bitter apple (available at...

Dogs: dogs head is atrophing, dogs head, neurologist
dogs head, neurologist, veterinarian: You don t really have a question here, and I am not a veterinarian, but I was curious enough to do some searching, and this is what I came up with: http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dhead.html#Masticatory%20myopathy%20possible You need to find a veterinary...

Dogs: dogs and ice cream, vanilla ice cream, bakers chocolate
vanilla ice cream, bakers chocolate, vanilla ice: Jennifer- No, I wouldn t be too concerned at all. It takes quite a lot of milk chocolate to make a dog of her size sick (Several pounds. However, Dark Chocolate and Bakers Chocolate are extremely dangerous because of the level of Cocoa in it. Be very careful...

Dogs: my dogs losing weight, and i dont know what to do, cecilia first, blue wilderness
cecilia first, blue wilderness, bloody diarrhea: Cecilia- First let me apologize for the time it took to get back to you. I was unexpectedly admitted into the hospital for a few days. Now, There is a great food available at petsmart, called Blue Wilderness. Its a grain free high protein all natural...

Dogs: My dogs paw hurts, toe joints, broken nails
toe joints, broken nails, schauzer: First check his foot over carefully for any broken nails, something stuck between the pads of his foot, or any punctures. It it a front leg or rear? Carefully feel along the dog s shoulder blade if it is a front one (similar in the back), on down over the...

Dogs: My dogs stomach, food with high protein, cup carrots
food with high protein, cup carrots, frozen veggies: Your pup could have a sensitive stomach, it could also be the frozen veggies. Maybe there is a preservative or chemical in the frozen veggies that he doesn t like- have you tried fresh raw veggies like carrot sticks? In all honesty, I would get him off...

Dogs: dogs weird tail, home comings, emotional events
home comings, emotional events, helecopter: Hi Tiffani, It s not too unusual that your dog wags in tail in a circular pattern, like a propeller. I had a German Shepherd who used to do the same thing. I think it s just individual preference, how a dog wags, or holds his tail. Your dog curls his...

Dogs: dominance-aggression in puppy, dominance aggression, obedience classes
dominance aggression, obedience classes, mum and dad: Oh my goodness! I can t believe you got him so young! That is probably a very big reason for many of the problems you are having with him, because he was taken from his mother and littermates much too early. I would strongly, strongly suggest that you...

Dogs: Embaressing dog problem, testicals, strange question
testicals, strange question, phrasing: That s a male dog for you. Not much you can do, except not let him lick and when he get s excited, stop whatever you re doing and let him simmer down. Or, just get used to it. I have a male dog (a service dog), so he s with me in a lot of pictures. For...

Dogs: ENLARGED NIPPLES IN SRAYED FEMALE, enlarged nipples, veterinian
enlarged nipples, veterinian, intact male: This is NOT normal if the bitch was spayed before her first season. I can only guess that whoever spayed her did not remove everything that is normally removed. One thought, however. I know of an intact male whose testicles got smaller because his female...

Dogs: Excess saliva in dogs mouth causing vomiting, excessive salivation
excessive salivation: Hi Trish, Have you had your dog examined by a veterinarian? Diseases of the salivary glands and ducts are not uncommon in dogs, and excessive salivation can be a symptom of almost any infection or lesion in the mouth. Ptyalism is the term used to describe...

Dogs: Exclusive Dog Food by PMI Nutrition, corn gluten meal, puppy foods
corn gluten meal, puppy foods, corn starch: Hi Becky, Congratulations on getting a puppy! Exclusive Dog food is a really good diet, however because of their increased nutritional requirements, a puppy should receive a puppy food diet for it s first full year. If you choose this brand, be sure...

Dogs: english bulldog, english bulldogs, english bulldog
english bulldogs, english bulldog, science diet: I read about a lot of these things, but have little experience with them. I hate to put you through the same expensive tests again, but if a vet isn t finding the problem, it may be time to see if another can. Did you switch from one premium brand to...

Dogs: Four year old lab wants nothing to do with puppy, puppy, six weeks
puppy, six weeks, puppies: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: Frisbee training, asheville area, natural desire
asheville area, natural desire, blessed day: Hi, Eddie. You are not too far away from me. I am in the Asheville area of NC. Yes, most German shepherds love to play fetch, and will do so with anything you will throw for them. I don t know of any specific frisbee classes, but I would think any local...

Dogs: Fur around face turning white, italian greyhound, bone structure
italian greyhound, bone structure, golden retrievers: Some dogs really do turn grey a lot sooner then others. I have several golden retrievers, and my oldest, who is 16, barely has any grey on his face, but I have a three year old who has quite a bit around his muzzle and eyes! Of course there IS always the...

Dogs: 9 week old yorkie puppy - male
Dogs: 9 week old yorkie puppy - male

Dogs: lab/akita mix, spayed female, akitas
Dogs: lab/akita mix, spayed female, akitas, grocery bags

Dogs: neighbors dog not on aleash, disturbing the peace, german shepherd
Dogs: neighbors dog not on aleash, disturbing the peace, german shepherd, neighbors

Dogs: Schnauzer beard stained, uk angels
Dogs: Schnauzer beard stained, uk angels

Dogs: how much to feed a cairn terrier?, cairn terriers, royal canine
cairn terriers, royal canine, recommended foods: Royal Canin is not on my list of recommended foods. It contains wheat, corn, and other less-than-premium ingredients. Again, take a look at http://dogfoods.angelfire.com to learn more about what to look for and avoid when choosing a dog food. Yes, every...

Dogs: foot pads on dobie, sticky paws, paw pads
sticky paws, paw pads, smooth surfaces: Karen- There is a substance called Sticky paws available online and at some petstores that you can run on a dogs feet to help them with traction. I use it on my dysplastic therapy dog whenever we go to a hospital- he just can t handle the slick floors...

Dogs: My friend's German Shepard, emergency vet clinic, rabies shots
emergency vet clinic, rabies shots, invisible fencing: Hi Jim, I m so sorry that I was unable to respond to your message earlier! Is Bear still acting distressed? If you need an off hour veterinarian, look in your yellow pages for an emergency vet clinic. Also, many animal hospitals have a vet on call over...

Dogs: My Golden, quality fly, high fly
quality fly, high fly, fly control: Eric- It sounds like he may be in an area near a high fly spawning area, which is why he is getting bit more then your other chained dog. I highly recommend putting *both* dogs on flea and bug control (Advantix protects against fleas, mosquitos, ticks and...

Dogs: Golden Doodle puppies- potty issues, golden doodle puppies, bleach solution
golden doodle puppies, bleach solution, toilet area: Hi Jennifer- Dogs are very toiletry animals. They prefer to use one space over and over again as a dedicated toilet area. (Thats why pads and papertraining and house training work) It sounds like they have chosen your deck! I m sorry!! You are going...

Dogs: My Golden Retriever has a rash., great pyrenees rescue, laundry detergent
great pyrenees rescue, laundry detergent, carpet powder: It sounds like a yeast infection spurred on by bad contact dermatitis. Say, an allergic reaction to something he keeps coming in contact with, or less commonly for the area it is in, a food allergy. I would start by examining what happens before he breaks...

Dogs: Great Dane, retching, great dane
retching, great dane, time of day: Hi Lalin, You didn t say what your dog is throwing up, is it frothy clear or yellowish, or is it food? Does your dog usually throw up at a certain time of day? How your dog throws up, is also an important bit of info. Does he retch and gag before...

Dogs: GSD loves sprinklers, automatic sprinkler system, tent pegs
automatic sprinkler system, tent pegs, feeder line: And I thought Labs were bad. Just goes to show how little you can count on by a dog s breed. Look in the housewares section for some sort of metal mesh baskets to put over the sprinkler heads. Maybe use tent pegs to hold them down. Just don t put the...

Dogs: gagging, english bulldog, emergency number
english bulldog, emergency number, bulldogs: I don t know if Bulldogs are as bad about gulping things down as Labs or not. If he doesn t settle down you may have to contact a vet yet tonight. If you don t have an emergency number, try your vet s regular number. Otherwise try to find an emergency service....

Dogs: can i give the puppy chow my one month old puppy pu, baby rice cereal, puppy chow
baby rice cereal, puppy chow, puppy milk replacer: I don t usually start weaning my puppies until they are five-weeks-old, and if I start at four weeks, I mix up a gruel of baby rice cereal and ground-up dog food wet with puppy milk replacer. By five weeks, I feed them kibble that has been thoroughly soaked...

Dogs: My golden puppy, golden puppy, obedience class
golden puppy, obedience class, adult teeth: Some puppies are that way if you let them 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: Help!, natural homeopathic remedy, calm nerves
natural homeopathic remedy, calm nerves, rescue remedy: Hi Tina- Did your dog have a particularly stressful reaction to the fireworks on the fourth of July? Was she outside and unable to get to her family while she was scared? It sounds like she is having separation anxiety episodes spurred on by the stress...

Dogs: HIVES, antihistamine, hive
antihistamine, hive, vet: Angel- I need some more information on the hives on your dog. How serious are they, were are they, what kind and how much does your dog weigh, how do you know they are hives and not something else, etc. Please send a follow up with more information. ...

Dogs: House Training, border collie, sheep dog
border collie, sheep dog, crate training: Hi Ruth- Since she is doing it always near the same spot, it may be that she thinks that that room may be considered the same as outside. I would try to clean it up with something like Boundries which helps to keep dogs away from certain areas, and then...

Dogs: Housebreaking, closet shelving, closing doors
closet shelving, closing doors, wire grid: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The important...

Dogs: Housebreaking, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, lavish praise: I agree outside is best, and he should be able to hold it until youmake it out now. They can t hold it and walk very far. Once outside, walk until he has to go. then lavish praise on him. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making...

Dogs: Housetraining my beagle puppy, beagle puppy, random places
beagle puppy, random places, bladder: Patrick, have you read my suggestions at http://housetraining.angelfire.com yet? You should never leave a puppy that young unattended in the house; you need to have an eye on her at all times so that you can get her outside immediately if she starts to potty...

Dogs: Human Allergies, hypoallergenic dogs
hypoallergenic dogs: Hi Cindy, Dog allergens are very small, sticky, and lightweight. Originating in a dog’s skin, saliva, and urine, the dander and saliva allergens are able to drift about your home, contaminating everything. All dog allergen is not the same, however, which...

Dogs: Hyper Greeting at Door, baby gate, hyperness
baby gate, hyperness, rudeness: Marcia, she is still a puppy, and you ve only had her a month. Whenever you come home, ignore her completely. If you need to, put your older dog in another room behind a baby gate until she calms down, so that she doesn t jump all over him. He will only be...

Dogs: health question, cranberry pills, american bulldog
cranberry pills, american bulldog, bladder infection: It does indeed sound like she has a UTI. I would take her in to have her examined. While cranberry pills will help her, as well as lots and lots of fluid and soaking her food in water, there is a chance this is bacterial and she needs an antibiotic as well....

Dogs: health question, urinary tract infection
urinary tract infection: Hi Christy, You are correct, your dog probably has a bladder, or urinary tract infection (UTI). These are common in female dogs, but it does need treatment. UTIs are uncomfortable and can make urinating a painful ordeal. Dogs are pretty stoic about showing...

Dogs: heat, bloody discharge, uterine lining
bloody discharge, uterine lining, menstrual period: I do not think so, June. A human menstrual period is not the same as a bitch s heat. When we have a period, the lining of our uterus is sloughed off, and we may feel cramps and pain as that lining is pushed out. When a bitch is in heat, her uterus is preparing...

Dogs: help my dog is having puppies, deadly cancers, having puppies
deadly cancers, having puppies, shelley davis: Hi, Thank you for writing to me. I don t understand why a 10 year old is breeding? This should only be done by a responsible professional breeder. Please call your vet and get your dog there on an emergency basis and please have your dog spayed. For...

Dogs: help with walking dog, dog obedience training, head halters
dog obedience training, head halters, negative feelings: Puppies definitely tend to chew- their new teeth are coming in and that hurts! Chewing soothes the pain. Try giving him GOOD things to chew on, like chew toys, bones, and teething toys. Also, a great trick is a wash rag soaked in water, twisted into a...

Dogs: hives, allergy medicine, palgic
allergy medicine, palgic, carbinoxamine: Melissa- Absolutely not- it s just not safe to give human RX drugs to dogs without a vets supervision. You could very easily kill him. If he is still itching, offer him benedryl, .1mg/1LBS, so about 7mgs, or 7CCs of liquid childrens, every 8 hours...

Dogs: holistic help for dog with lymphoma, black currant oil, borage seed oil
black currant oil, borage seed oil, gamma linolenic acid: Hi Ruth, Iams makes a dog food that is supposed to follow the nutritional recommendations of Dr. Oglive at Colorado State University, who has done some controlled studies on diet as it relates to Lymphoma. Hill s also makes a prescription diet (n/d, I think)...

Dogs: house training, capets, wee wee pads
capets, wee wee pads, computer desk: I would have a vet check. An adult dog should be able to go over night. I am afraid you will have to crate him at night. Perhaps you could give him more of a break in the doy time. Could you have a neighbor or professional dog walker give him a mid day...

Dogs: house training help, sphincter control, grown dogs
sphincter control, grown dogs, baby gates: Hi Jeff, Until your puppy is reliably housetrained he should not have the run of your home at any time, if you aren t there to supervise him. Doing so only sets him up for failure, since he s bound to have an accident someplace. Once your puppy is housetrained,...

Dogs: housebreaking a puppy, housebreaking a puppy, closet shelving
housebreaking a puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: Do you make sure she walks around on her last trip outside? You could also try varying the time of the last meal. If moving it up doesn t work, try moving it back. You can cut back to 2 meals a day now too. If you are not feeding a concentrated, meat based...

Dogs: housebreaking wolf hybrids, spayed and neutered, wolf hybrids
spayed and neutered, wolf hybrids, multiple dog households: Hi Lacey, Even though wolf hybrids have a natural inclination to mark their territory, that makes housebreaking wolves and high content hybrids extremely difficult, your problem doesn t sound like a house training issue. It sounds like your dogs are marking...

Dogs: husky stealing food, invisible fencing, mild static correction
invisible fencing, mild static correction, fencing systems: Tracey, for the most part, this is pretty normal puppy behavior. I don t know when you got her, or from where, but this behavior could have been learned. The best solution is to keep her confined so that she cannot access the trash can or kitchen counters...

Dogs: introducing new dog to 6 year old jack Russell, introducing two dogs, neutral area
introducing two dogs, neutral area, neutral place: Hi Susan, It s best to introduce two dogs in a neutral place that neither dog is familiar with. This way, the dogs won t have any claims to protect or guard the location. It also helps to have another person with you, so that each dog s leash is being...

Dogs: itching problem, flea allergies, vet asap
flea allergies, vet asap, flaxseed oil: Carin- If you used burnt motor oil, I would take him to the vet ASAP. That trick is an old wives tale and is actually EXTREMLY dangerous to a dog, as the chemicals can obsorb into their skin and blood stream and kill them. It is even more dangerous if they...

Dogs: Jack Russell, correct nutrients, many different reasons
correct nutrients, many different reasons, meat tenderizer: Shaun- This is called Coprophagia. This can happen for many different reasons: Anxiety Attempt to clean up an area they feel is overwhelmingly dirty with feces Because they are not getting enough protein and are seeking other means Pancreatitis Intestinal...

Dogs: JRT x Mini Foxie, Escape artist dog
Escape artist dog: Hi Alicia, Some dogs live for that moment when they outsmart the system. Your dog may be one of those dogs. The sad reality of an escape artist is that eventually they don t make it home. I would either completely dog proof that yard, literally crawling...

Dogs: jack Russell not eating, obsessive compulsive disorder, upset stomach
obsessive compulsive disorder, upset stomach, charecter: HI Emma, When you said your dog has OCD, but do you mean Osteochondritis Dessicans, which is a problem with the cartilage in a young dog, or do you mean that your dog has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? If you can get back to me and tell me which condition...

Dogs: jealousy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, lurcher: If you are in a good training program, it should begin to 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...

Dogs: k.c.spaniel spaying, sex don, spaying
sex don, spaying, dog owners: If you look closely, you may see a slight swelling in the area now, or soon. The testicles will soon drop. The best answer for most dog owners is to have the male neutered by 6 months. Talk to your vet,perhaps if you are in soon for shots. Some puppies...

Dogs: Lab afraid of crate, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, chocolate lab: There could be several things that happened, some sort of a negative experience, or maybe you were forced to leave her too long. I would try offering her praise and treats for going in. You could try leaving her a Kong filled with peanut butter and frozen....

Dogs: Lab/Chow, chow chow, white labrador
chow chow, white labrador, pommeranians: I have seen a number of dogs that have black/blue spots on tongues,including dogs like shi tzus pommeranians and a few rottweilers,with mixes esp puppies it is hard to tell what exacally is in them From the sounds of it,it could be chow,newfoundland,akita,malamute...

Dogs: Leash tug of war, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, nasty habit: Some of what you have tried should work. Perhaps the secret is better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

Dogs: Lexie in 1st Heat-Feels Bad, diarrhea medication, loose stools
diarrhea medication, loose stools, dogs in heat: Hi Sandra, Some dogs in heat exhibit various signs of emotional upset. These temporary behavioral changes will vary from dog to dog. She will most likely exhibit signs of clingyness at first. Next her behavior may become shy, or she may exhibit signs of...

Dogs: lab/akita mix, dogs and children, protective nature
dogs and children, protective nature, akitas: A lot of it has to do with the training more then anything else,and NEVER leave dogs and children alone,regardless of breed Females tend to be less territorial,and the lab in her may make her more gentle,so i think she will be ok-but again don t leave her...

Dogs: lab not barking, feeding time, real solution
feeding time, real solution, peanut butter: Labs are quite bad about chewing. Many of them will continue shredding everything they find until they are a few years old. The best thing is to watch them carefully when you are around and crate them when you can t. It is only natural that a puppy resists...

Dogs: my lab wont relax, live person, best of luck
live person, best of luck, period of time: Hi Laura, The best answer I can give you, when you ve tried on your own but haven t seem much success is, sometimes there just isn t a substitute for working with a dog behaviorist, live and in person. I think you would see the most progress (in the...

Dogs: large hard cyst near vulva Jack Russell, brown recluse spider, sebaceous cyst
brown recluse spider, sebaceous cyst, oil glands: Hi Reva, Since I didn t see the cyst or nodule and I m not a doctor, I can t say if it was a spider bite (or any kind), a mild reaction to a spider bite, or other insect, or a benign growth. I know the bite of a Brown Recluse Spider is usually quite painful,...

Dogs: lasapoodle, careful job, rescue dogs
careful job, rescue dogs, poodle: You need to be careful of Poodle mixes. They may have their other parents coat and shed. If you are wanting a Poodle s low shedding, make sure any mix you buy looks like it has a Poodle s coat. I hope you are planing on going with a rescue. You are...

Dogs: lhasa apso strange behaviour, abnormal behaviour, lhasa apso
abnormal behaviour, lhasa apso, strange behaviour: Nope, not abnormal. Dogs sometimes just like to find the smelliest thing they can and roll in it. I know if you talk to a behavioralist that there is a reason for this, probably something to do with before dogs were domesticated and lived in the wild, but...

Dogs: My little Princess(Chihuahua), little princess, bitting
little princess, bitting, youngest son: for the bitting the best thing to try would be to use a water bottle spray her and tell her no bitting loud and firm,even in a small dog this is a serious problem If that doesn t work,try calling some trainers and ask for advice Now for the house training...

Dogs: my little shih tz, belly band, belly button
belly band, belly button, pup: HI biting 1) put your thumb on her tongue and hold it down till she tries to get away. this should take a few times 2) avoid her mouth till she gets over this stage 3) calm her and put her on her back rubbing her belly till she stops 4) substitute...

Dogs: Male dogs sexual aggression, baxton, sexual aggression
baxton, sexual aggression, neutered dogs: Hi Casey, You didn t say how long ago Baxton was neutered. It can take several months for his hormone levels to drop. If Baxton was only recently neutered, it s possible for him to impregnate your female dog, if she hasn t been spayed. It s also possible...

Dogs: Maltese, lumps
lumps: Hi ElleBelle, It s not at all uncommon for older dogs to develop cysts. The most common varieties are Lipomas and Sebaceous Cysts. Lipomas are small, soft, rounded, non-painful masses, usually present just under the skin but occasionally arising from...

Dogs: Maltese/Poodle, maltese poodle, male dogs
maltese poodle, male dogs, time of the month: Hi Sully, Older female dog cycle less frequently than when they were younger, but the heat cycles never stop or will she have a menopause as humans have. Females can get pregnant at any age, so don t stop being mindful of your dog s cycle, or the presence...

Dogs: Maltipoo Accidents, 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 household...

Dogs: Mating my female Maltese, female puppies, two puppies
female puppies, two puppies, baby gate: Unless you re ready to take in more puppies (there s no guarantees that you can sell or give away all the puppies), then I wouldn t breed the standard. As far as the training, I d recommend one on one time with each dog for training sessions. As the dog...

Dogs: Medial Bilateral Patellar Luxation, patellar luxation, westie puppy
patellar luxation, westie puppy, sw area: The best person to ask this question is your veterinarian as vets often have to refer clients on to specialists. A couple places to make inquiries: Animal Surgical Practice Of Portland Address: 4905 S.W. 77th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97225 Phone: 503-292-3001...

Dogs: Medical History, von willebrands disease, puppy shots
von willebrands disease, puppy shots, color dilution alopecia: I would run, not walk, from this breeder, Amanda. Dobermans, as a breed, are susceptible to many different diseases and disorders, including: Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Cancer Chronic Hepatitis Wobbler s Syndrome (Cervical Vertebral Instability - CVI)...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer Aggressive, animal behaviorist, symptoms of hypothyroidism
animal behaviorist, symptoms of hypothyroidism, thyroid levels: Yes, he should have been socialized the first two months you had him, actually from birth onward. Get him into some on-going obedience classes (I mean several months worth), and work with him every day. Find a *good* training center in your area. http://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=clubs.search...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer puppy, puppy socialization, schnauzer puppy
puppy socialization, schnauzer puppy, obedience classes: Well, Tie... I ve never seen a puppy yet that didn t grow into its paws. :) Yes, it could mean that he will be on the larger side. But since I assume that you bought him for a pet, that just means that there will be more of him to love! It could be that...

Dogs: Mothers killing puppies, chinese crested puppy, chinese crested
chinese crested puppy, chinese crested, puppies: While I myself have never had a mother kill any puppies (and I have had some that were defective over the years), I have heard of bitches who killed their puppies if they got stressed. Consequently, I am very cautious when I have puppies that nothing upsetting...

Dogs: I'm don't know what my dog is trying to say.., proper socialization, poodle mix
proper socialization, poodle mix, traumatic experience: Melody, it sounds like your dog either did not receive proper socialization as a puppy, or has had some kind of traumatic experience that has made him fearful of other dogs. I would not take him back to the dog park until you have worked with a trainer to...

Dogs: male dog depressed during mating season, mating season, illegitimate children
mating season, illegitimate children, typical behavior: Hi Kavita- To be honest, I m a little concerned at the situation you described, which sounds very dangerous. It sounds like your dog is just roaming the streets with a few other dogs, breeding and fighting at will. Please excuse me if I misunderstood that....

Dogs: maledog marking, female dogs, bichon
female dogs, bichon, great dane: 1. is the dog altered? Neutering can sometimes stop this. But, if he s been doing it for a long time, you re probably not going to be able to stop it. About the only thing you can try is keeping your dog with you all the time and when you can t watch him,...

Dogs: maltipoo ears, poodles, ears
poodles, ears, matipoo: Any drop-earred dog can have problems with its ears during teething, just as can happen with upright ears. That ear should be taped or glued to try to get it into place. There is no guarantee that this will work, but doing nothing will not improve this ear...

Dogs: mating season problems, male dogs, mating season
male dogs, mating season, silly thing: Hi Male dogs do not come into heat. If he is restless, he may be smelling another dog who is in heat. They can smell a female in heat up to 2 miles away. The only way to stop him is to neuter him. His restlessness may also be boredom or lack of heavy...

Dogs: meatabolism differences in canus lupus vs canus familiaris, spaniel breeds, psychotropic drugs
spaniel breeds, psychotropic drugs, wolf hybrid: Shunkaha- ( Just to clarify for anyone else reading this unfamiliar with the taxonomy, C.L refers to Canis lupus commonly known as the Gray Wolf. C.L.F refers to Canis lupus Familiaris, the common domestic dog. Originally classified I believe in the late...

Dogs: minature snauzer, minature snauzer, two miniatures
minature snauzer, two miniatures, standard schnauzer: Hi All schnauzers come from the standard schnauzer. The miniatures were bred down and the giants were bred up. So you can always have a throw back to the larger size. Mini s female and male are 12 to 14 inches to the withers (shoulder top). Standard...

Dogs: mini poodle, dog cataracts
dog cataracts: Hi Darlene, Your dog has what s known as juvenile cataracts . This genetic defect produces cataracts in both eyes, in puppies and young adults. It is a recessive gene, which means that you can breed 2 dogs with no visible eye problems together and have...

Dogs: multipoo, whitening shampoo, color enhancing shampoo
whitening shampoo, color enhancing shampoo, natural aging process: Hi Donna, A dog s coat changing color isn t a problem, if it s the only symptom , it s probably due to the natural aging process. If you ve been clipping your dog s coat, it might be that the roots are a different color, and as Gizmo s hair grows in...

Dogs: NEW DOG., older dog jealous of puppy
older dog jealous of puppy: Hi Brooke, In dog society, the dominate dog takes what he or she wants, with no apologies. Your new puppy is just acting like the submissive dog in the pack by giving up whatever he has, and your other dog wants, without a fight. More often than not,...

Dogs: New Dog Ownership/Odd Dog Behavior, Puppy mill puppies
Puppy mill puppies: Hi Michelle, This may be a really big pill to swallow: He may always be like that. A puppy mill puppy who has been in a box his whole life will have little or no coping skills for the stress of a new life and while he may improve over time any new stress...

Dogs: nauseating smell, grapefruit seed extract, true culprit
grapefruit seed extract, true culprit, chlorine dioxide: Hi Deb, I m sorry to hear of your dog s illness. In answer to your question, the answer is no. The odor won t hurt you in any way. Have you spoken to your veterinarian regarding a pet mouthwash? I understand your dog s breath isn t the true culprit here,...

Dogs: i need advise, hemotoma, bishon dog
hemotoma, bishon dog, july 24th: If the wound has not closed in a month, I would be concerned as well! Have you tried a second opinion from another vet? That would be my next step! I m sorry I can t be much more help- it sounds like he may need it to be re-stapled. I hope he feels...

Dogs: I need bit of help, inflammatory bowel disease, diet rx
inflammatory bowel disease, diet rx, science diet: Cecilia- I unfortunatly can t offer any advice on whether or not to place Sasha because of her medical condition, that has to be a decision you make with your family. I am glad to hear she would go back where you got her, and not to a kill shelter, so it...

Dogs: neighbors dog not on aleash, husky malamute, wolf hybrids
husky malamute, wolf hybrids, leash laws: Well first in some places wolf hybrids are illegal,so if you think the dog is part wolf,you can always call animal control about it,but some mixes look like wolves like anything with husky,malamute,akita,german shepherd or even collie The main problem is...

Dogs: My new dog, frequent opportunities, best bet
frequent opportunities, best bet, best of luck: Hi Jennifer, It s possible your dog has some irritation from the surgery, since that was just done yesterday. Your best bet is to contact your vet, and report this problem. In the meantime, give your dog frequent opportunities to go outside. Best...

Dogs: Our new dog won't eliminate outside., lavish praise, housebreaking
lavish praise, housebreaking, inattention: When you take her out, let her play, or walk her. Exercise stimulates elimination. They can only walk and hold it so long. Once nature has its way, lavish praise on her. In the past, she may have been punished for eliminating inside and fear letting...

Dogs: new english bulldog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: That is all about pack status. Why she is selecting you is hard to say. 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...

Dogs: new mom behavior, dachshaund, bad habit
dachshaund, bad habit, new mom: Christy- Yes, it is very normal for a new mother to misbehave . She is confused and stressed out, hence the barking. She is also ravenously hungry and has the instinct to forage and find as much food as possible, hence the garbage diving. Going to the...

Dogs: new puppy, puppy food, battle of wills
puppy food, battle of wills, canned food: Hi Lina, If your puppy has a cough, and some kind of thick mucus-like discharge you should have him examined by a veterinarian. It might be nothing, or it could easily be a repository infection, which would require treatment. A puppy can develop an illness,...

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

Dogs: Outside Dogs, Outdoor dog
Outdoor dog: I recommend that no matter what type of dog you get, to train it so it can be an indoor/outdoor dog. Lack of training, not size will cause him to be exiled to an outdoor life. Both breeds that you ask about have very little fur and being more of a Fahrenheit...

Dogs: older dog, long haired dachshund, natural dog food
long haired dachshund, natural dog food, thyroid tests: Hi Mary, Given her history of recurring bladder infections, the fact dachshunds are notoriously hard to house break, and the fact elderly dogs very commonly develop urinary incontinence, I d say you have your work cut out for you. I can t say if the house...

Dogs: older dog with heart mummer, low sodium diets, abnormal heart rhythms
low sodium diets, abnormal heart rhythms, coenzyme q 10: Hi Mia, Thank you for opening your heart and home to this dog. There isn t such a thing as a no-sodium dog food, the best you can shoot for is a low sodium diet. It s hard to imagine a dog refusing boiled chicken, he might have refused food if he s...

Dogs: older dog wounded tail, chesapeake bay retriever, iodine solution
chesapeake bay retriever, iodine solution, spring checkup: Ann- I m so sorry, but without looking at the site or seeing the results of a biopsy I really can t offer you any help. If your vet was not concerned, it may be that it is a fatty cyst, something very common in aging dogs. But if she is itching, scratching...

Dogs: osteosarcoma, leisions, chocolate lab
leisions, chocolate lab, dull eyes: Hi Stephanie- I am so very sorry to hear about Kona. I know this is a horrible time for you, and I know that he is so happy and appreciative to have gotten to live out these last years with you, when you have helped him beat the odds. No one can really...

Dogs: outdoor dog- labrador retreiver?, insulated dog houses, insulated dog house
insulated dog houses, insulated dog house, water dish: I would hate to see you do it. There is more than having a warm place to sleep. Dogs are social animals wanting the company of their pack. It is possible she could become a problem barker. Be careful she can t chew the cord to any heated water dish. ...

Dogs: outdoor living, instinctive need, bedding
instinctive need, bedding: Face the house away from the wind, and make sure she has plenty of fresh bedding. I fail to understand why if you want a dog, you don t keep it in the house with you. That is where the dog wants to be. They have an instinctive need for company. Even...

Dogs: overweight schnauzer, exercise levels, food amounts
exercise levels, food amounts, schnauzers: You absolutely must get that excess weight off of your guy as overweight schnauzers are much more prone to diabetes and pancreatitis! One of my vets told me once that the #1 problem she sees in schnauzers is diabetes, and every one of them is overweight. ...

Dogs: Pair of Rotties, obedience training, fight game
obedience training, fight game, rotties: Yes there are times when you may need to settle them. Becoming vocal and quick, short snaps shows thing are becoming too serious. some growling is OK. You do need to separate them for training. I have never done clicker training, but it works great...

Dogs: Paranoid Barking?, separation anxiety, squeaky toys
separation anxiety, squeaky toys, natural supplement: Nicole- It sounds more like she is stressed and has separation anxiety to me. Try Melatonin, available at any drug store. Give her 1mg. It is used by humans to overcome jet lag and is a natural supplement. It may help her sleep through the night, and calm...

Dogs: Pekingese, dawn dish detergent, sea animals
dawn dish detergent, sea animals, pekingese: Hi Tom- She could be allergic to the shampoo if she only started scratching right after the bath. alternatively, you may not have gotten all of the shampoo out of her fur, which can be very itchy! Try giving her a bath with dawn. I know that sounds strange,...

Dogs: Please Help, obedience class, time melissa
obedience class, time melissa, natural instincts: If she isn t spayed already, go ahead and do it now. She could be maturing and challenging 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...

Dogs: POMERANIAN LION CUT, anal glands, personal preference
anal glands, personal preference, medical reason: Sally, there could be several reasons your dog is acting the way he is. They might have nicked him with the clippers back there, or perhaps they DIDN T express his anal glands and they NEED to be expressed. It could also just be itchy, as you say. I m not...

Dogs: Possible Pregnancy between Briard and Boxer, breeding, briard
breeding, briard, boxer: Hi Lucy- Do you know if the two dogs tied? If they remained stuck together for a period of a few minutes, then there is a good chance she is pregnant. Other factors come into play, the ages of the dogs, the health of the dogs, how far into her heat cycle...

Dogs: Potty Training, lab pups, back door
lab pups, back door, 4 months: Unfortunately you can not teach them to hold it or potty train them much at all, i you let them go outside all day. They are going when they want and where they want and they are not learning at all. You must crate them and teach them until they learn. If...

Dogs: Potty training, litter training, toy breeds
litter training, toy breeds, scottish terrier: most dogs will keep sleeping areas clean and thats how crates work,however some dogs don t care and will still soil it Hounds are the HARDEST the house train,as well as some toy breeds like Bichons,terriers are usually good,but with spitz being the easiest...

Dogs: Professinal traning, labrador retreiver, obedience class
labrador retreiver, 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: Pug peeing in bed, wet spots, five year olds
wet spots, five year olds, housebreaking: Hello...the dog should not be in the bed. This dog is having some seperation issues from being with a new family and will have housebreaking issues. These issues may get worse in about another week. Sorry but they may. You should place the kennel in the room...

Dogs: Pulling on leash, prong collar, puppies
prong collar, puppies, alot: What usually works pretty well is something called a prong collar,although it can look harsh it isn t,it actually reminds dogs of there mother s scruffing them as puppies and what you do is when they pull is you pop the leash back and walk the other way...

Dogs: Puppies, chihuahua puppies, gastrointestinal systems
chihuahua puppies, gastrointestinal systems, intestinal worms: Hi Kim, You didn t say how old your puppies are. Most weaning begins at about 5 weeks old, so I ll assume that s how old your litter is. At 5 or 6 weeks, you should have water available at all times for pups. They may be getting all the water they need...

Dogs: Puppies, chihuahua puppies, goats milk
chihuahua puppies, goats milk, quality puppy: Yes, you can offer water, but do not force them to drink. I suggest using goats milk, water, and pedialyte and making a slightly thicker liquid and warming it up and offering it in saucers first, then move to straight water. At this age you can also offer...

Dogs: My Puppy And Adult Dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: Puppy (Baby) Teeth, canine teeth, baby teeth
canine teeth, baby teeth, 5 months: Hi Lisa- All dogs have Canine teeth, no matter the age. They are born with small, thinner canine teeth that fall out around 3-5 months and are replaced with adult canine teeth (just like in humans). If you are seeing two canine teeth in one socket, or you...

Dogs: Puppy bathroom habits, dry dog food, vet check
dry dog food, vet check, bathroom habits: How much are you feeding him? There isn t any chow that is right for all dogs. I mostly feed Pro Plan, and seldom have had problems. I did have to feed my one Lab about 6 cups, twice what most of them need. Perhaps I should have done something, but I didn...

Dogs: Puppy not too happy with me :(, belly rubs, ear drops
belly rubs, ear drops, small baby: I sort of did that to Pepper. I got her Sunday, and Wednesday the vet gave me eye and ear drops for the next 10 days. What an abusive home. Give her some more time and lots of belly rubs. Try this: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and...

Dogs: peeing on other dog, obedience train, obedience class
obedience train, obedience class, natural instincts: He is claiming her. She is accepting it. I would neuter him if not already, and obedience train both. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

Dogs: peeing on other dog, wont move, jumping the gun
wont move, jumping the gun, neutering: Hi Cindy, For starters, if your male dog isn t neutered that could be part of the problem. Neutering can help with marking issues. The presence of one dog s urine stimulates the other dog to urinate. By the process of backward predictability, the dog...

Dogs: poison ivy, vet care, exact dosage
vet care, exact dosage, poison ivy: Kim- I would give her benedryl for the itching and to relieve the swelling. You will need to contact your vet for the exact dosage as I do not know your boxers weight. It is no substitute for vet care however- so if the rash does not go away within a day...

Dogs: poopy beagle habit, Poop eating
Poop eating: Hi Dora, My experience with deterrants has not been so good. Dogs can tell when there is something in their poop and when there is not. Try: Deworming Adding canned low sodium veggies like green beans to his food so he feels fuller. They have to be...

Dogs: poor appetite in pregnancy week 3-4, short legged jack russell, loose stools
short legged jack russell, loose stools, pregnant bitch: Suzanne- Has she eaten or had any improvment? I am still thinking it is morning sickness, which is completely normal in pregnancy. I would continue with the rehydration powder, or purchase pedialyte from the drug store and use that as well. Please let...

Dogs: potty training, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, wire grid: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go, and...

Dogs: pottying problems with a TFT, toy fox terrier, female toy
toy fox terrier, female toy, small dogs: Hi Kirstin, Small dogs are notorious hard to house train. When you can t be watching your dog, she needs to be in her crate, or contained in a room, with the help of a childgate or two. The floor in this room should have a thick layer of newspaper,...

Dogs: previous owner wants dog back, special diet, good faith
special diet, good faith, time and money: Considering you paid in pounds, I m guessing you re not in the States as I am. Don t know about the laws where you are, but in America, possession is 9/10ths of the law. Meaning, you have the dog, you have had the dog for 6 months, you paid for the dog and...

Dogs: pug breeding, pug breeding, puppy mill
pug breeding, puppy mill, health certifications: All canids tie when breeding. Pugs are no different then poms, or mastiffs, or wolves, or coyotes. Please be careful in deciding to breed. There are thousands of unwanted dogs out there dying in shelters every day, yes, including pugs. Purebreds make up...

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

Dogs: pup has coccidia, ammonia solution, golden puppy
ammonia solution, golden puppy, disenfectant: Linda- Lysol will not kill 100% of the coccidia but it is definitely better then nothing, and will kill a lot of the parasites. If I were you, I would re-do it in a few days, and let the lysol sit for a as long as you can without it hurting your floor,...

Dogs: My pup is still going potty in the house., going potty, lavish praise
going potty, lavish praise, computer desk: When you have her out, walk her around a little more. Be sure and lavish praise on her when she does anything outside. Then walk her some more. You don t want to teach her relieving herself ends the fun walk. When you are around inside you need to keep...

Dogs: puppies, cow hooves, rope toys
cow hooves, rope toys, bleeding gums: Hi Cory, The first baby teeth, sometimes referred to as milk teeth , erupt from the gum-line around four weeks of age. The first baby teeth to come in are the canine teeth and incisors, followed by the premolars and molars. Puppies generally start...

Dogs: Should I get a puppy?, pet store puppies, full time job
pet store puppies, full time job, puppy mills: No wonder you are confused. The net is a vast repository of disinformation on dogs. There is no end of people that think owning a dog qualifies them them to advise others. I found this absurdity on another site this morning, You can t house train a dog...

Dogs: puppy, puppy chow, mothers milk
puppy chow, mothers milk, unfortunate situation: It sounds like you are doing the best in an unfortunate situation. I would continue the Lactol another week or more. It should be eating all dry chow by 6 weeks. Are you adding it or water to the puppy chow? If it is eating it dry, I guess you don t need...

Dogs: puppy, rabies vaccine, wet food
rabies vaccine, wet food, dry food: When you give her the mash make sure it is runny with water so she is getting extra fluids. Once she is eating the mash with no hesitation, you can offer her a small saucer of water. Once she is drinking that without hesitation you can leave a small bowl down...

Dogs: puppy behavior, obedience class, puppy behavior
obedience class, puppy behavior, dogs head: It could be a way of challenging the older dogs status. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones. You...

Dogs: puppy concussion, signs of a concussion, vet visit
signs of a concussion, vet visit, depth perception: Hi Des- I m sorry it took so long to answer you, I was hospitalized recently and got very behind in these emails. By this time, you would have noticed any long term effects, such as confusion, drunken walking or lack of depth perception, ongoing pain,...

Dogs: puppy drinks too much water, water intake, puppy
water intake, puppy, obsession: Sometimes you have limit how much water a puppy drinks. Try letting him have a half cup every 2 hours. See if that reduces his accidents. You may be able to cut back even more if you have to. Keep pinching his skin. If it stays pinched up, he is getting...

Dogs: my puppy is not eating, puppy food, vet bill
puppy food, vet bill, hardboiled egg: Hi Teira, Your puppy won t get sick from eating chicken if it s been cooked, but chicken isn t a nutritionally complete diet for a growing puppy. Try a canned puppy food (not dog food!), with chicken as the main ingredient. I suggest finding a different...

Dogs: my puppy howls when i leave her, puppy crying when left alone
puppy crying when left alone: Hi Beccy, Using a crate is NOT cruel. It approximates a den, which dogs in their wild state slept in for hundreds of thousands of years. Modern dog maintains the den instinct which is why use of a crate is so effective in housebreaking. It s not that...

Dogs: My puppy and new kitten, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Lit Bit clearly feels she is in charge and is letting you and the kitten know it. Spay her if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a...