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Dogs: amount of food, puppy food, lable
puppy food, lable, pekingese: Hello, I reccomend checking his weight and checking the bag/can/package for feeding dereictions....honestly a 6 month old puppy can not be over weight at lest I ve not had an over weight puppy yet and I free feed puppies until they are 4/5 months old. the...

Dogs: anal bleeding, powderpuff chinese crested, cindy lou
powderpuff chinese crested, cindy lou, chinese crested: Hello Nicole, No a trip to the vet should not be necessary, continue treating the area even with just Vaseline. Your dog mostly needs the area to stop burning or itching just now. There is little chance of infection. You may not have actually nicked your...

Dogs: anal blockage, vet asap, bowel movement
vet asap, bowel movement, little food: Hey Marilyn. Usually there is something very serious going on internally when a dog doesn t defocate. I would recommend bringing Jasper to the vet asap for a fecal check & a physical exam. If you are positive that he hasn t had a bowel movement in a week,...

Dogs: anal glands, anal glands, breed dogs
anal glands, breed dogs, beagle: hi Linda! This is actually quite common. Smaller breed dogs often have problems with their anal glands. You need to express them every time you bathe him. Just place your thumb and first finger around his anus and gently squeeze. If you feel around it,...

Dogs: anal glands, anal glands, cortisone shot
anal glands, cortisone shot, blade edges: Hello Norma, I am sorry for your dogs discomfort. If your dog has or had impacted anal glands then yes the groomer could have caused her pain. Although keep this in mind, Sometimes it appears to be the anal glands and actually might be clipper irritation...

Dogs: anal glands, anal glands, domestic pets
anal glands, domestic pets, anal gland: I check my dogs once a month. You can empty them yourself if you like. In modern-day domestic pets, anal glands can often cause health problems. Sometimes the anal gland secretions are not released naturally and build up - leading to thickening of the secretion,...

Dogs: anal glands, expressing anal glands, teacup pomeranian
expressing anal glands, teacup pomeranian, dog groomer: I am one of those who is a firm believer in if it ain t broke, don t fix it! Monkeying with anal glands is one of those things that can cause problems that were not there before. Expressing anal glands should only be done on an as needed basis. However,...

Dogs: anal glands, minature schnauzer, flint river ranch
minature schnauzer, flint river ranch, anal glands: Frankly, there are several foods out there that are far better than what you are currently feeding. Since your product s meat (turkey) is not a meat meal, this means that first ingredient is about 70% water rather than all meat, so you are actually feeding...

Dogs: anal glands, dogs anal glands, large intestine
dogs anal glands, large intestine, anal gland: Hi Steve :-) No you do not need to express your Dogs anal glands. You should never attempt to do this yourself and it very rarely needs to be performed and only by a Vet at that. Whoever told you that you need to express your Dogs anal glands is VERY...

Dogs: anal leakage, anal glands, bowel movements
anal glands, bowel movements, forefinger: Hi Adam, I m not positive, but this sounds like her anal glands are impacted. Dogs have a gland on each side of their anus that emits a substance that helps with bowel movements. Yes, it s very smelly! The glands can be expressed, and should be every time...

Dogs: anal sacs, sacs, vets
sacs, vets, vet: Hi Jeraldina; I have only had one dog with that problem, and my vet showed me how to clean them out. He never suggested surgically removing them. If you trust your vet completely, and feel he is that good a vet, then I would go by what he suggests. I have...

Dogs: anatolian shepherd, dogs and puppies, getting a puppy
dogs and puppies, getting a puppy, wide open spaces: Dear dominique, Thanks for writing. It s wise to think of these things! The actual space for the animal is not as important as the amount of time you have to teach, socialize, train and entertain! Dogs and puppies need lots of all of these. A walk before...

Dogs: anemia, bone marrow pathology, white blood cells
bone marrow pathology, white blood cells, red and white blood cells: well Blasted means the cells have budded and divided and developed their distinguishing characteristics. A Preblasted cell would therefore be one that is still in the immature stage before this occurs. It would be relevant in a blood work up because all...

Dogs: animal behavior, little rosie, city pound
little rosie, city pound, personality disorders: Hi Stephanie; I was never able to make Rosie stop, and we have an Australian Shepherd mix now that was a rescue dog, and we have all learned to not leave our food unguarded, or it will be gone. Rowdy is a terrible thief! He knows better and if caught, will...

Dogs: animal scabies,or mange, sarcoptic mites, heart worm
sarcoptic mites, heart worm, ivermectin: The following is from the manufacturer of Revolution ( http://www.revolution4dogs.com/content.asp?country=US&species=CN&lang=EN&drug=RV&sec=210 ): Sarcoptic mites can also affect humans when they are in direct contact with affected dogs. Sarcoptic mange...

Dogs: animal, canine distemper, airborne virus
canine distemper, airborne virus, neurological system: Hi Sarah, Canine Distemper is an airborne virus that is transmitted via the air as well as via contact with others that have had it or items contaminated animals have had contact with. It is like a cold, except it affects the neurological system. Once an...

Dogs: animals, tying a bow, neck shoulders
tying a bow, neck shoulders, facial muscles: Hi Jamie. I really don t think there is any thing wrong with you. Some people have facial expression reactions when doing certain things. For example, when you feed a baby, you open your mouth as if taking a bite (any moms will know what I m talking...

Dogs: anti-social behaviour, german shorthaired pointer, brav
german shorthaired pointer, brav, social behaviour: Mairi, I m SO sorry for taking so long! I did reply before now, but it didn t go through when I hit send. For some reason I got Page cannot be found, and I guess that caused the reply to not go through. It s a good thing I saved it all! Below is a copy and...

Dogs: antibiotics, puppy kisses, puppy breath
puppy kisses, puppy breath, plain yogurt: This is a question for your veterinarian. All drugs react differently in the dog, and some will affect puppies through the milk and should not be given to nursing bitches. Baytril is an extremely powerful antibiotic as it is one of the few that can penetrate...

Dogs: antibiotics and the pregnant bitch, female german shepherd, pregnant bitch
female german shepherd, pregnant bitch, padd: A quick search on the internet seems to say that cephalexin has not been shown to cause problems during pregnancy, although there apparently have been no actual studies on that. http://www.drugs.com/cephalexin.html http://health.ninemsn.com.au/asktheexperts/expert2.aspx?id=60694...

Dogs: antihistamine for dogs, cindy lou, shih tzus
cindy lou, shih tzus, benadryl: Hello Lorri, Yes, it is 1 tsp. per 12 lbs. You can give them children s benadryl. If you happen to give them to much, usually what will happen is that they will sleep, or be a little groggy. Also remember to treat the house and the dogs environment for...

Dogs: antiinflammatory, better medicine, bufferin
better medicine, bufferin, femoral head: Don t give him Ibuprofen or any other modern OTC pain killer unless prescribed by the vet. They can destroy the dog s liver. The Bufferin is fine, 5 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours. Likely a standard 325 mg tablet will be close enough. Your vet...

Dogs: anxiety, seperation anxiety, separation anxiety
seperation anxiety, separation anxiety, water exercise: No...we deal with excessive seperation anxiety all the time..just look for a reputable behviorist and make sure and check the BBB before hiring. As long as you dont make a big deal out of taking her out or putting her in the crate..she is fine for now.. good...

Dogs: anxiety, tie downs, whole time
tie downs, whole time, life style: How much of your life style is built around the dogs, and how well trained are they? How formal is the party? Would the dogs be missed if you say kenneled them? For a large, expensive, formal party, it wouldn t be that much more for the budget. For a less...

Dogs: anxiety?, natural instinct, puggle
natural instinct, puggle, den area: Hi Derek, Start crate training her so you can try to get her to control her urine. Pet store dogs are the hardest to potty train because they are kept in the same place to go to the bathroom as they sleep, so their natural instinct to keep their den area...

Dogs: anxiety in dogs, pet stress, calming herbs
pet stress, calming herbs, rescue remedy: There are herbal products you could try, as well as the DAP plug-in diffuser (it s like a scented oil plug in, but contains calming pheramones and has no scent to us). I ve had good success with the DAP, both with and without the use of herbal supplements....

Dogs: anxiety and restlessness in older dog, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, mini schnauzer
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, mini schnauzer, canine cognitive dysfunction: Hi Ana, It s always best to rule out the simple stuff first, have you checked your dog for fleas? Fleas can torment a dog, to the point they can t settle down and relax, and of course, there would be scratching and possibly crying while scratching just...

Dogs: anxiety, anal glands, tape worms
anal glands, tape worms, sacs: Hi, did your vet check her anal glands? They are two sacs on each side of her rectum that can become full and irritated. Sometimes they can aggravate a dog to where they exhibit the symptoms she is showing. If the vet did check them, what has been happening...

Dogs: apartment dweller, fox terrier rescue, smooth fox terrier
fox terrier rescue, smooth fox terrier, cavelier king charles: If you can spend time with your dog and work evenings when the dog would be most likely sleeping anyway, then I would suggest the following, but make sure they are used to children. Smooth fox terrier sturdy playful funny Mini Schnauzer same as...

Dogs: apartment, breed rescue groups, family pets
breed rescue groups, family pets, best bet: It s hard to recommend breeds, Gabriel, as each individual dog is just that, an individual. For example, let s say you wanted a chihuahua. Some chihuahuas are nervous, shaky, fear biting monsters that bark at every little noise and some chihuahuas are wonderful...

Dogs: apollo- 2 yr old lab pit mix, dogs and puppies, apollo 2
dogs and puppies, apollo 2, pit mix: I suppose its possible - pigment can change as a dog ages, although I ve seen white nails turn black not vice versa. Unless what your describing is from malnutrition - I have seen some dogs and puppies who haven t been fed properly develop white lines on...

Dogs: apologies, holiday blessings, breath of fresh air
holiday blessings, breath of fresh air, computer screens: Hi Tonya No problem. It s a mistake anyone could ve made. Though I do appreciate the apology :). I d love it if you would change your rate. Go to Tech Support, then answers for users and scroll down to the bottom of the page to send a message,. or Use this...

Dogs: One area of the carpet..., puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Wesley, Thank you for writing to me about your year old puppy. There s no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn t housebroken. When a dog is housebroken it never uses the house for its toilet, so I suggest that you go...

Dogs: arthritis?, rear legs, extreme discomfort
rear legs, extreme discomfort, heating pad: Hi Lou! I can t say for sure, but two options come to mind. One, is that he may be having a minor seizure that is only affecting that area. But more than likely, due to his age, it s probably arthritis. Dogs get this just as humans do. When you said he...

Dogs: arthritis, animal massage, tellington touch
animal massage, tellington touch, quality state: Hi Kizzytish; UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!! Unless it has been prescribed by his Veterinarian. You could, and probably would, kill him. Your Veterinarian has a lot of things to treat Arthritis, and give your dog much relief. My Veterinarian also uses some...

Dogs: arthritis, glucosamine chondroitin, pain relief medication
glucosamine chondroitin, pain relief medication, aspirin tablet: Hi Waldron, Aspirin has the same problems in dogs that it has in people. It can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcers if the GI signs are ignored. It can cause renal failure if overdosed. It causes an increase in clotting time. This usually isn t a serious...

Dogs: arthritis?, inflammation pain, rear legs
inflammation pain, rear legs, apparent reason: Hi Lou, No I wouldn t send any info about getting used to the idea of losing your dog. It sounds like your dog might have a nerve pinching off somewhere. It might be a little swelling in the spine or the hip on the one side that is acting up. When you...

Dogs: arthritus, beleiver, veterinarian
beleiver, veterinarian, nutrients: Tony, I am a real beleiver in a high quality dietand proper feeding to maintaining the weight of your dog at a healthy level,which is individual for each dog. I do not beleive that supliments should be given, yes there is a lot of products which are marketed...

Dogs: do you have an article for our website?, nylon collar, flat collar
nylon collar, flat collar, baby boomers: Hi Sharon: I am a very Positive person in working with my dogs and rarely do I use a treat but do believe in them now being so old fashion at going on 67 years young. I run a pack of Shepherds from Germany, they know I am the total Boss and keep them in...

Dogs: aspirin, shelley davis, baby aspirin
shelley davis, baby aspirin, border collie: Hi Nina, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s limping problem. When a dog injures itself, you might want to consider taking her to the vet for an exam. Asprin will only mask any serious problems such are fractures, muscular tears, or tumors....

Dogs: attacked, strong willed child, pit bulls
strong willed child, pit bulls, little puppy: Because Pit Bulls have such strong jaws, and such strong wills, they require a more specialized training. I don t believe in the born bad dog . They are that way because of the way they are raised or trained. I am saying NOT you were abusive to her or...

Dogs: attention-seeking border collie, border collie, eagle pack
border collie, eagle pack, play time: Shelly, I commend you for owning such a high-energy breed. I have a working line German Shepherd that s 8 months old who drives me crazy sometimes and he has nowhere near the energy level of a Border Collie! I don t think necessarily that getting another...

Dogs: attention, basic obedience training, pro go
basic obedience training, pro go, dear peter: Dear Peter, Your friend needs some basic obedience training, which should cure the problem. Right now, he thinks that he is the master of the house, which is why he feels free to do as he pleases. You must teach him that you are the alpha dog, and that...

Dogs: australian vs yorkie terrier, yorkie terrier, dna test
yorkie terrier, dna test, reputable breeder: Nancy, The only way to tell is a DNA test, but it is very expensive. The only other way is to buy from a reputable breeder, but if you are not showing the dog and just loving it, who cares. If you are breeding it, that may be another story. I would be...

Dogs: average cost of a dogs vetbill, vet office, banfield
vet office, banfield, petsmart: it varies in price alot, but a check up could cost you maybe somewhere between 100 and 300 dollars (depends where you live) Alot of vet offices have plans that you can join, the office i work at, you can pay 500 dollars up front then every month it is an...

Dogs: BABY TEETH, pointed teeth, baby teeth
pointed teeth, baby teeth, gum disease: Hi Leah, If you give your dog some hard chew toys and/or rawhide, it might help get rid of them. Many times, though, they will have to be removed by your veterinarian. You can have it done when you have his teeth cleaned down the road, or I guess you...

Dogs: BAD BEHAVIOR IN PUPPY, dominance submission, little demon
dominance submission, little demon, substitution method: Hello, Mendi! At just 12 weeks old, it s unlikely that your pup is being overly aggressive. The problem is that she should have remained with her littermates until she was at least 8-9 weeks of age so that she could have learned bite inhibition and how to...

Dogs: BARF diet for dogs, barf diet for dogs, raw bones
barf diet for dogs, raw bones, balanced diets: I am not an advocate of BARF for the simple reason that *VERY FEW* of us are nutritionists and haven t a CLUE how to feed balanced diets to ourselves, let alone our dogs. Initially I was on the fence about it, until some BARFers joined a forum I was on...

Dogs: BARF, raw bones, butcher shops
raw bones, butcher shops, barf diet: Hello! Any advice/comments on the BARF diet and raw bones!? Seems so risky - Kate Risky? Not really; feeding raw is no more risky than anything else you let your dog do. Leaving him alone is risky, for example. He could easily hurt himself. Letting him...

Dogs: BASSET HOUND, flick of the wrist, leash correction
flick of the wrist, leash correction, flat collar: Ted, you ll have to start out with a leash, then gradually work up to off-leash work. With hounds, however, it s not wise to ever have them off-leash unless they re in a fence that they cannot get out of. When they get the scent of something, there isn t much...

Dogs: BASSETT HOUND, obedience training, spoilt child
obedience training, spoilt child, abcess: Hi Ed; Two things come to my mind first. The main reasons a dog starts being aggressive and biting or attacking people, when it has not done so in the past are, someone is being mean to the dog, or it is a spoiled little brat that is allowed to do as it...

Dogs: Baby Chihuahua Not Eating, canned dog food, veterinary assistance
canned dog food, veterinary assistance, rescue dogs: Lauren, Puppies really shouldn t be weaned from their mothers until they are 6 weeks old, but one of my rescue dogs was 5 weeks old also when I adopted her. She had no problem eating. In this case, you need to take the puppy to a veterinarian - I m not...

Dogs: Baby doesn't like bedtime in a bad way., dominant personality, tug of war
dominant personality, tug of war, rare occasions: The noise levels when playing tug-of-war are perfectly normal. When dogs play together it can sound like WWIII. Tug-of-war is one way they determine their dominance with/over the other dog in a bloodless fashion, and while dog games *can* break out into open...

Dogs: Baby puppy, baby puppy, powder milk
baby puppy, powder milk, petco: Hi Juan, I m sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner, you definitely need to get that puppy back to it s mother. Puppies shouldn t be separated from their mother until 6-8 weeks of age. They need their mother s milk to get all the nutrients, and immunity...

Dogs: Bad aim with potty pads, little paw, supervised visits
little paw, supervised visits, cat door: Maybe your fire hydrant would work, or something big enough to give him a target. Maybe a jar with a lid and sand in the bottom to keep it upright. Note, if he is not neutered, doing so might make it easier to keep him in the yard. He would have less...

Dogs: Bad Breath in older dogs, foul odor, hi bob
foul odor, hi bob, bad breath: Hi Bob, Due to her age, she probably needs her teeth cleaned. Teeth will decay and some may be rotten. This will definetley cause a foul odor. You may want to have her teeth checked. The excessive shedding may be an indication of other problems too. If...

Dogs: Bad Breath Puppy, dogs breath, fishy smell
dogs breath, fishy smell, best bet: Hello, Your best bet is to get Doggy breathmints, I don t recall any of my dogs breath smelling like that as puppies, But my lab who is just about 4 years old has a fishy smell to her breath sometimes...odd it is since she eats Nothing with fish in it...

Dogs: Bad breath, anal glands, kennel training
anal glands, kennel training, tooth infection: One possible explanation for fishy breath is an anal gland issue. If his anal glands are getting full, he could be licking back there, hence the smell. Another culprit for bad breath can be a tooth infection, though this generally occurs in older dogs...

Dogs: Bad Dog!!!, cardboard cutouts, bitter apple
cardboard cutouts, bitter apple, kong toys: I am hardly one to ask about digging; my dogyard in the back looks like the surface of the moon! LOL! Seriously, though, if you put a bit of his stool in the spot where he is digging, he will probably quit (and dig somewhere else, most likely G ) Any chance...

Dogs: Bad Dog, painful gums, poly rope
painful gums, poly rope, obedience class: Some dogs are much worse about such things that others. Yes she has her own toys, but they don t have the rest of the family s and your scent on them. Maybe they don t flop around so she can shake them to death. I would add a rope or 2. Ropes from the pets...

Dogs: Bad Eating Habit, bad eating habit, chicken soup for the dog lover
bad eating habit, chicken soup for the dog lover, husky malamute: Hi Debbie, I don t think there s any connection, per se, between mobile grazing and arthritis. I do, however, think that by improving her diet a little, you may be able to stop the behavior. If you could bump her up to a good canned food, she wouldn...

Dogs: Bad Habits, feaces, citizens ages
feaces, citizens ages, senior citizens: Solving this problem is very easy. First option is very easy, just pour some cheyene pepper on the feaces, pour as much as you can on the feaces you find, it tastes very bad for dogs and they won t eat feaces again. Also if your feeding them a new brand of...

Dogs: Bad Haircut, slicker brush, bad haircut
slicker brush, bad haircut, cockapoo: We had this problem many time with dogs that came into the shop. The owner wanted a longer cut dog but the dog was matted badly. So we had two choices; either de-mat the dog, put him through pain for a long cut, or buzz him short and explain to the owner to...

Dogs: Bad Haircut, bad haircut, cindy lou
bad haircut, cindy lou, cockapoo: Hello Sydney, To bad, I know how you must feel. She is young and healthy, keep giving her good food with lots of vitamins. A healthy skin and coat will produce good, healthy hair growth. I would estimate that in 6 weeks she will have at least 1/2 inch...

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

Dogs: Ball Crazy, rough collie, separation anxiety
rough collie, separation anxiety, nilif: I thought I had answered this question already, but it must not have gone through. Grrrr. In a nutshell, I said that basically it could be a number of things with your dog. It could be a form of separation anxiety, or it could be that she s formed a bond...

Dogs: Ball crazy, rough collie, unhealthy obsession
rough collie, unhealthy obsession, happy all the time: Hi, Angie. I don t think this is an unhealthy obsession. After all, would you rather have your dog obsessed with chewing up the couch? Kudos to you for channeling your collie s energy into some positive areas. It seems your dog just has a major preference...

Dogs: Bark collars, pressure necrosis, labrador retreiver
pressure necrosis, labrador retreiver, tri tronics: Hello again, Tara. In regards to your questions: 1. No, Innotek is not the best available, but it and Petsafe are the two brands that are sold in pet stores and more easily accessible. Dogtra and Tri-Tronics are two of the best manufacturers of electric...

Dogs: Bark Free, squirt bottle, type collar
squirt bottle, type collar, separation anxiety: Art, This is always a difficult situation. You can approach it in several different ways. I first suggest you anonymously leave some literature about any ant barking devices available in their mailbox. Second if you have not already addressed the owners,...

Dogs: Bark Free, unpleasant sound, feeding time
unpleasant sound, feeding time, real solution: I have never used one. Many claim they are effective. I agree with the ones that say they are abusive, only treating the symptom, and may leave a neurotic dog. They correct the dog for barking, but do not reduce the urge to bark. The dog has a reason for...

Dogs: Barking, hurricane francis, hurricane charley
hurricane francis, hurricane charley, separation anxiety: Hi Dee, I am very sorry to not be able to answer your question. We live in Florida and are in the area affected by Hurricane Charley and now being threatened by Hurricane Francis. If you are still having the problem in 2-3 weeks, please ask me again and...

Dogs: Barking, massage works, animal massage
massage works, animal massage, little butt: Hi Kimberly; Part of it is them going with the flow. Like when one kid does something, the others see if they can get away with it too. I don t hit either. Time-out and a good chewing out works to some degree with 3 of mine, but the australian shepherd mix...

Dogs: Barking, indoor dogs, obedience school
indoor dogs, obedience school, female boxer: Jenn, have you talked with the trainer that was in charge of the class she just passed? If not, you might want to, to see if he/she has any suggestions based on knowing your dog and her personality. One thing you could do would be to have her drag a leash...

Dogs: Barking, positive reinforcement, christmas present
positive reinforcement, christmas present, patrica: Recycled from my answer on another site: The truth is, Labs usually don t bark that much and I don t have methods of controlling barking that I have been successful using. It isn t even in the manual for them. The manual does have a suggested reading list...

Dogs: Barking 8 yr. old dog, petstores, day play
petstores, day play, old dog: That is very unusual for the collar not to work but there is a couple more things you can try the first thing you can try is this,put a choke chain on him with a leash and everytime he barks snap the leash back and say enough Another one you can try...

Dogs: Barking in the Car, puppy stages, obedience class
puppy stages, obedience class, pack members: It is somewhat common for dogs to be excitable in the car, but I never remember a problem like you describe. I almost wonder if the car is making some sort of a sound beyond your hearing range that bothers her. Has she ridden in a different car and behaved...

Dogs: Barking Chorkie, chihuaua, yorkshire terrier
chihuaua, yorkshire terrier, socialization: dogs bark for many reasons, one is to tell the members of the pack that something is up. the thing that you must teach the puppy is that people walking by are not something that it is ok. You can do this by example. ignore the barking and praise the quiet...

Dogs: Barking Dog, dachshund puppies, personality changes
dachshund puppies, personality changes, closed doors: Better leadership 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 is much easier...

Dogs: Barking dog, mini doberman, cindy lou
mini doberman, cindy lou, bark collar: Hi Jeff, Muzzles usually do not work. One reason is because some dogs will try without stopping to get it off, therefore scratching their faces. Also if the dog is left outside while no one is home then he/she has a difficult time drinking water. The other...

Dogs: Barking dog, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Jeff It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that the neighbors dog barkes all the time. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded...

Dogs: Barking dog, mini doberman, wood fence
mini doberman, wood fence, anything that moves: Hi Jeff; Had the same problem some years back. My next door neighbor had 3 dogs. We couldn t enjoy our back yard for cooking out, talking or anything else. Those little dears were at the fence yapping their heads off. I tried talking to the woman, but she...

Dogs: Barking dog next door, noise violation, animal control
noise violation, animal control, fence: Hi Art, I am sorry to hear about the disturbance. There really isn t a solution that I can give since the dog is not yours. Are you sure it is not breaking a regulation? I know that each city is different but for our city if the dog is a constant barker...

Dogs: Barking dog, mini doberman, soda cans
mini doberman, soda cans, responsible pet owners: Hi Jeff, well you do have a problem Jeff. Miniature Pinschers are well known barkers and are pretty hard to break when it comes to barking. You wouldn t want to muzzle it as that will make the problem worse. Muzzling a dog just aggravates it more, and when...

Dogs: Barking etc at other dogs whilst on the lead, post surgery recovery, different massages
post surgery recovery, different massages, animal massage: Hi Lisa; He needs to be neutered as soon as possible, for his health if for no other reason. The aggressive barking is more fear than aggression. Aggression comes from being insecure and feeling threatened or being taught to be aggressive, or being abused....

Dogs: Barking Fits, puppy classes, long walks
puppy classes, long walks, shitzu: Ok first of all, try walking her more. She needs to walk twice a day and nice long walks. She also needs to burn some more energy during the day. Get her some toys that you can stuff treats inside so she has to work to get them out. She s just a puppy and...

Dogs: Barking or Howling in the middle of the night?, miniature collie, collie mix
miniature collie, collie mix, tender spots: Hi Sherry, Thank you for writing to me. I am so sorry for the delay in responding. Your email ended up in my spam folder and was just discovered this evening. Thank you for your patience! My heart goes out to you for your situation. It is never easy...

Dogs: Barking Incontrolably, shock collar, bark collar
shock collar, bark collar, housebreaking: Hi, Lance, and thanks for asking! What brand of bark collar was the first one (not the sonic one)? How long did you use it and was it effective? Also, what breed is your dog? Some breeds are naturally more vocal than others. When does your dog bark? Is...

Dogs: Barking problem, james webster, positive reinforcement
james webster, positive reinforcement, dear ann: Dear Ann Your puppy needs an education just like a human child. To properly educate your dog I recommend a positive reinforcement-training program discovered by C.W. Meisterfeld. Do a search on the Internet for information about him. Then properly train...

Dogs: Barking After Spaying, spaying, behavior change
spaying, behavior change, beagles: Beagles Bay and can cry like any other dog but they do not bark. These are not considered quite dogs by any means and in my opinion are not suited for city life real well because of this. I am unsure of how to quite a dog of this type....they are bred to bay...

Dogs: Barking and Tearing up carpet, collie mix, obedience class
collie mix, obedience class, natural instincts: You might better move up having her spayed. Her hormones could be churning and by next month, she could be coming into season, and the vet will say you have to go through the mess and hassle and then do it after she is all finished. It could also be...

Dogs: Barking Yorkie, white distilled vinegar, squirt bottle
white distilled vinegar, squirt bottle, vinegar and water: Gayle, using a squirt bottle in the house is very practical, unless you have extremely bad aim. ;^) I use the squirt bottle on my cats because they like to jump on the kitchen counter. It works quite well. Your other solutions would be to use a bark collar,...

Dogs: Barking Yorkie, male yorkie, behaviorist
male yorkie, behaviorist, doesnt work: Hello Gayle. this is not a simple process that can be explained here on text however, you can start by using a stern no when the dog starts to do it...then when he stops tell him good boy. After enough times, he may get it. You may need to look into hiring...

Dogs: Barking, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Nancy It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your dog runs at the door. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when he was...

Dogs: Barkley the Beagle, nylon leash, nylon collar
nylon leash, nylon collar, water dish: Hello. Congrats on the new puppy...you have alot to learn and I d be happy to help you learn it lol. He is indeed old enough to go outside to potty I take my pups out from the first day they arrive to get them used to peeing outside and whatnot. i don t recommend...

Dogs: Basenji behavior, basenji, best behavior
basenji, best behavior, behavior change: I can t say whether or not this behavior change was due to her playing with your in-laws Malinois or not, but, Anna, I DO believe it needs to be dealt with immediately. I would recommend that you crate her whenever you leave the house, and also at night....

Dogs: Basset, recurring bladder infections, cause of bladder infections
recurring bladder infections, cause of bladder infections, vet appointment: Hi Jean, When bladder infections keep coming back over and over again, there is usually a problem that is interfering with the bladder s ability to fight off infection. The most common contributing problems are bladder stones, anatomic defects allowing...

Dogs: Basset Hound, short haired dogs, world war 3
short haired dogs, world war 3, toe nails: Bassets are know for this...I don t have a basset that doesn t put up a fit for nails. She will never get used to it . She will fight you till the day she dies..stubborn hounds! One thing you are doing wrong. in my opinion, is the sweet talk thing..I am...

Dogs: Basset Hound, eye infections in dogs, bacterial conjunctivitis
eye infections in dogs, bacterial conjunctivitis, antibiotic eye ointment: Hi Gail :-) This sounds like it could be a external eye infection or bacterial conjunctivitis. Unfortunately there is no home treatment available for this as eye infections in Dogs, if left untreated can develop into visual disturbances...

Dogs: Basset Hound Breeding, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, basset hounds: First off I d like to ask: Do you have a good reason for breeding these dogs? I have many reasons why you should NOT breed. 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation in the United States with about 70,000 puppies and kittens born everyday....

Dogs: Basset Hound Puppy, vet hospital, veterinary medical association
vet hospital, veterinary medical association, american veterinary medical association: Jenny, I m so sorry for your loss, and I really don t know what to tell you. The vet should NEVER have told you it wasn t necessary to bring her in, that s plain negligence and if I were you I d call the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)...

Dogs: Basset Hound Puppy, thouroughbred, surgery thanks
thouroughbred, surgery thanks, lot of water: Jenny, Keep pushing her down and say off when she is on all fours give her a treat. Also teach her that when she sits on command she gets a treat. If she starts to jump tell her sit and treat her. Her vulva may be red due to either coming into heat...

Dogs: Basset Hound Troubles, frequent areas, housebreaking
frequent areas, housebreaking, basset hound: At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the pattern, a period of active play, outside...

Dogs: Basset Hound, basset hound, air dryer
basset hound, air dryer, groomer: Use a rubber curry brush. Most common brand is called a Zoom Groom. This brush works great because you can brush in all directions without worrying about hurting the dogs skin. Also, take your basset to a groomer and have them use a forced air dryer on him....

Dogs: Basset Hounds, basset hounds, basset hound
basset hounds, basset hound, family pet: I am not sure about the Basset Hound breed. I ve never owned one myself. I ve owned a mix and he was so hyper and hunt driven that I eventually had to adopt him to a new home. He was killing neighbors cats. :( I ve had a friend that had a full breed...

Dogs: Basset hound, dog ear, basset hound
dog ear, basset hound, ear infections: Carina, there are things that you can actually buy to keep dog ears pulled back for when they eat and drink out of there dish. I would go onto google.com or yahoo.com and type in on the search engines buy things to pull dog ear back and something...

Dogs: Bassett Hound, old dog, darnell
old dog, darnell, academy award: Hi Darnell; It is never too late to teach a dog. You can t teach an old dog new thrick is a fable. she is just a baby still, and will have accidents because her organs are not fully grown so that she has learned comtrol over them, but watch her, and when...

Dogs: Bassett Hound Wetting Problem, hard wood floors, bladder infection
hard wood floors, bladder infection, spray bottle: HI SCOTT THIS MALE HAS BECOME THE DOMINANT ONE AND IS PEEING TO CONTROL. YOU WILL HAVE A HARD TIME STOPPING IT, BUT I SUGGEST TO GET A SPRAY BOTTLE WITH WATER PUT LITTLE BIT OF VINEGAR I IT ALSO. WHEN U CATCH HIM, SPRAY INTO HIS EYES AND SAY, NO PEE ANYMORE...

Dogs: Bassett Hound, dr appt, separation anxiety
dr appt, separation anxiety, bladders: Sounds like separation anxiety to me. However, it would be wise to consult a vet. Older dogs usually have problems with their bladders as they age. There might be an underlying medical problem. If it is not medically related, there isn t a lot more I could...

Dogs: Bassett hound pregnancy, phantom pregnancy, stomach area
phantom pregnancy, stomach area, heat cycle: False pregnancies are very common. As long as you are fairly sure she didn t have any chance to mate, don t worry about it. An intact female is a pain to keep. Once she is back to normal, strongly consider spaying her. If you are planning to breed her,...

Dogs: Bath, bath soap, taking a shower
bath soap, taking a shower, dogs: I wouldn t, or at least not very often. Of course, I seldom if ever give a dog a bath. For most dogs, all they ever need is frequent brushing. I would be afraid of getting soap all over him. Bath soap is much too strong for a dog s skin. If you do, be...

Dogs: Bathing, flea shampoo, flea problem
flea shampoo, flea problem, flea bites: I can t believe Frontline isn t working for you. Make sure you are applying it every month and you probably shouldn t be bathing that often. You also must be carefull if you are using flea shampoo with the Frontline. You can give her pesticide poisoning. There...

Dogs: Bathing, cindy lou, dry flakey skin
cindy lou, dry flakey skin, rinse conditioner: Hello Robert, I have never heard that. My only concern with giving a dog to many baths would be if you are using a harsh shampoo and possibly not rinsng completely your dog may get dry flakey skin and will itch constantly. If you use a gentle conditioning...

Dogs: Bathing a chihuahua, washing detergent, medicated shampoo
washing detergent, medicated shampoo, open ears: Hello Tammy, you are right, there aren t many products with flea control in it that are safe for puppies younger than 12 weeks. Before advantage (which is my flea protection of choice) I would use Joy dish washing detergent. I have used this for dogs that...

Dogs: Bathing/grooming dogs, grooming dogs, flea infestation
grooming dogs, flea infestation, sikin: Considering thier breeds it is fine to bathe them every few months. You don t want to bathe them to often though or it will cause dry sikin plus it is not good for them to be bathed all the time. I would bathe a dog more thatn once in 6 years. Once or twice...

Dogs: Bathing, hunting dog, westie
hunting dog, westie, terriers: You can bathe your dog as often as you like. The most important thing in bathing is to make sure you rinse all the shampoo out. Any soap let on the dog will dry out the skin and make them itchy. When it is show season for my dogs, they are bathed once a week....

Dogs: "Bathroom Accident", garage wall, great dog
garage wall, great dog, bowel movement: Just why dogs do some things is hard to say. If the bowel movements are softer than normal, he needs to see a vet. Something dumb may have happened like the rope snagging in the door or tangling on something outside. He may have been stuck some where, had...

Dogs: Bathroom use, cocka poo, meat tenderizer
cocka poo, meat tenderizer, blood in the stool: Coprophagy, as eating feces is called, is a very common trait in dogs. No one really knows exactly why they do it. Theories range from they just like it to they do it to get rid of the evidence when they ve had an accident in the house. I ve heard that...

Dogs: Baxter - Boston Terrier - Suckling, male boxer, squirt bottle
male boxer, squirt bottle, boston terrier: You may want to discuss this with a vet. I don t know what could be causing this (unless it s like you said and he was taken from his mother too soon - which seems to be common practice nowadays), but I would want to rule out any possible health concerns that...

Dogs: BEHAVIOR, dominant dogs, belly band
dominant dogs, belly band, house dog: Marking is generally done by more dominant dogs, and if yours has learned that he can get away with it with no repercussions, it will most likely continue. Knowing that he will probably do it when visiting others homes, keep him close on leash and do not...

Dogs: BEHAVIOR, cindy lou, behaivor
cindy lou, behaivor, night mare: Hello Julie, this is a problem many cocker owners have. Not only the back legs, but the feet also. I have no easy answer for you except to offer her reassurance. You know her best what makes her feel secrure not threatened. Try touching the legs then rewarding...

Dogs: BEHAVIORAL OBESSIVE COMPULSIVE TYPE BEHAVIORAL, compulsive behaviour, behaviourist
compulsive behaviour, behaviourist, dogs name: Dear Bernard Thank you for your time. With the limited information you have given, I would recommend that you seek a local behaviourist. If it is a compulsive behaviour it can be a hard behaviour to treat the longer the problems continues. For the...

Dogs: Beagle, entergy, antifreeze
entergy, antifreeze, vet: Thanks for your question. Make sure you dont have any antifreeze laying around that is poisen to animals and they love the taste of it. If so have her stomach pumped ASAP. If this is not the case then you should probably take her to the vet for a worming....

Dogs: Beagle Anxiety!, beagle rescue, random times
beagle rescue, random times, terrier mix: Hi Christie First of all congratulations for rescuing., you ve done a wonderful thing. Now on to the problems at hand. Beagles have a tendency toward OCD type behavior. Now don t get upset, but the very FIRST thing you must do is to stop feeling sorry for...

Dogs: Beagle aggressive with child, cesar milan, flesh wound
cesar milan, flesh wound, beagle rescue: Your dog sees your child as an equal. You have to reestablish pack order in the family and YOU have to be the pack leader. There are rarely untrainable dogs and getting your pack in order can make huge changes so fast you won t believe it. I ll enclose a...

Dogs: Beagle bath & dry skin, sweat glands, medicated shampoo
sweat glands, medicated shampoo, quality diet: First off, I would make sure your beagle is eating a high quality diet. That has the largest effect on the skin. Make sure the first ingredient in her food is a meat or meat by product. Lamb usually works well for dogs with skin problems. If you bathe her,...

Dogs: Beagle bit granddaughter, lyme disease, answers to the questions
lyme disease, answers to the questions, granddaughter: Hi Dawn, I would need some more information on to what lead up to your granddaughter getting bitten. What were they doing? Were they roughhousing, has he been around children that young before? Could she have possibly hurt him? Did he break skin? If...

Dogs: Beagle that bolts!, empty coke, shock collar
empty coke, shock collar, sheer luck: Get an empty coke can and fill it with seven pennies. put tape over the top. Set your dog up.. Have someone outside the door, hiding, and let someone inside open the door and pretend not to notice that your dog is ready to bolt... As the dog bolts...

Dogs: Beagle brothers fighting, hormone testosterone, sexual maturity
hormone testosterone, sexual maturity, two brother: Sherry, I apologize for the tardy reply. I work for a CPA and this time of year is horribly busy for me. Neutering them both should help some, as it will get rid of the hormone testosterone, which is linked to aggression, but it isn t going to be a quick fix,...

Dogs: Beagle & change in eating habits, food alergies, habit change
food alergies, habit change, eating habit: dogs whose eating habit change suddenly may be an inidcation of some health problems. discuss the issue with your vet. also changing diet should be done after consulting with a Vet, as changing diet to offten can result in food alergies, or picky eaters. talk...

Dogs: Beagle and children, puppy behavior, puppy class
puppy behavior, puppy class, daughters ages: Hi, Chari. I have gotten a LOT of questions about beagles here lately! Keep in mind that your pup is just that – a puppy. Jumping is a normal puppy behavior, and you must teach him not to do it if you want it to stop. You say he doesn t do it to your other...

Dogs: Beagle's coat, vet hospital, skin itchiness
vet hospital, skin itchiness, behavioural intervention: Hi Deanne, It could be that you are bathing your dog too much and disrupting the natural pH of your dog s skin, which could be leading to itchiness. Make sure too that when you are bathing the dog, which should be infrequently, you do so only with products...

Dogs: Beagle crate training, bladder infection, kidney problems
bladder infection, kidney problems, hunting dog: He might need to get out of the crate more and get more exercise. He is a hunting dog with great stamina. Put a backpack on him and weight it down with some water bottles and take him for a long walk. after he goes to the bathroom pull him next to you...

Dogs: Beagle Dog, superstion, educated guess
superstion, educated guess, explainations: the question your asking is why a specific individual does a specific thing, science cannot answer this question, but it can give your more general idea. one may be that your dog does not like the smell of the food, and therefore trys to clear the smell before...

Dogs: Beagle doesn't like chew toys, marrow bones, nyla bones
marrow bones, nyla bones, kongs: Hello, I reccomend Trying Nyla bones the durable ones, my dogs love these and always ignored the kongs regardless of what was inside. You can also offer rawhides under supervision and you can get beef knuckles/bision marrow bones and simler things from petshops...

Dogs: Beagle eating everything, bitter apple spray, vet
bitter apple spray, vet, habit: What you can do when your not home is put her in a crate that way she can t get to anything at all,and she will be safe in there as well Now as for when you are home,what you can do is get chock chain and put it on her and attach leash to it,and just let...

Dogs: Beagle in heat with another male at home, stuffed toys, kaya
stuffed toys, kaya, stuffed animals: Hi, You could crate one of them and put a gate up. You could also leave some stuffed animals around for her if he is gone. Or you could leave him home and kennel her. Nancy does she like stuffed toys? and you could get those toys that you put food inside...

Dogs: Beagle Mom Behavior, submissive posture, puppy shots
submissive posture, puppy shots, meaning of the word: You are correct about the discipline. She is trying to wean them and teach them that she is dominant. About this age is when dogs naturally wean their pups and begin to teach them that they can t just walk up to a dog and start jumping on it or biting on it...

Dogs: Beagle with other dogs, jack russle terrier, beagle owners
jack russle terrier, beagle owners, beagle rescue: I don t think a beagle will have a hard time with your other dogs at all. I DO encourage you to do your homework on any breeders you are thinking of buying from. Puppymills are very common and the puppies they produce are riddled with health problems. ...

Dogs: Beagle Puppy!, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, friends friend: I think it is the nature of puppies to be constantly biting each other. New borns are rather inert except for eating and eliminating. They very quickly get to where they spend much of their time playing with each other, constantly biting. They expect older...

Dogs: My Beagle Puppy, beagle pup, puppy behavior
beagle pup, puppy behavior, beagle puppy: Hello adnt ahnk you for your question, Some dog unfortuinitly do this its not that there soemthing wrongwith the diet or the puppy, what you should do is make a outdoor pen for the dog or tie him out when he is outside to pervent him getting to the other...

Dogs: Beagle puppy, jack russell terrier, labrador retreiver
jack russell terrier, labrador retreiver, puppy food: Hello again Carolina. It can...puppies that are force weaned so early can have beahvier issues later on including sever seperation anxiety. Also dogs from backyard breeders or puppy mills in my experiance always have health problems later on...I have cursed...

Dogs: Beagle questions, jack hammers, female beagle
jack hammers, female beagle, wee wee pads: Hi Amy, A recent study has found that certain breeds have an above average risk of developing noise phobias. These include some of the working and sporting breeds including Beagles, and Basset Hounds. This survey was quite small, however, and more research...

Dogs: Beagle Sibblings, beagle puppy, two females
beagle puppy, two females, sibblings: Kelsey, I think getting two is a good idea, but you will have to be a little stricter with them because they will learn off each other quicker than you two. However, it is great for them to have company. I would get a male and a female. Although 2 males...

Dogs: Beagle sinus trouble, sinus drainage, vet assistance
sinus drainage, vet assistance, clear mucus: Sounds like he has bad teeth for sure and they are infecting his sinus . You need to get your dog some vet assistance right away. Call the shelter back and ask them for suggestions, explain your situation to them. Hopefully they can help or offer some resources...

Dogs: Beagle sleepy when begging for food, bad habit, dogs
bad habit, dogs, brain: Your answer sounds as good as any other to me. It sounds like he expects to be fed from the table, so sits there waiting for that treat, but really isn t as food motivated as some other dogs who would be practically jumping up and down and trying to get that...

Dogs: Beagle training lapse, water bowl, unfamiliar territory
water bowl, unfamiliar territory, nine days: Because he s urinating AND defecating during the night, I wouldn t suspect an infection right off the bat, Glen. Everything you re doing as far as feeding him and walking him sounds good. The only thing I might recommend would be to bring the old crate back...

Dogs: Beagle Urinating, nancy ps, female beagle
nancy ps, female beagle, urinary tract infections: Hi Nadine, you, become the dominent one. Take her for long walks where she cannot move from your side. Make her behave. and for awhile do not put bedding in her crate. She has learned to go on bedding due to some reason. But the more you dominate her...

Dogs: Beagle won't jump, body postures, hind quarters
body postures, hind quarters, lyme disease: Hi Jeremy, Thank you for writing to me about your 3 year old beagle. I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. I ve been a bit behind schedule since the big nor easter we recently had here. I am sorry to hear that your...

Dogs: my Beagle, vet visit, beagle
vet visit, beagle, coincidence: Hi Amy, Yes, she probably is pregnant. The puppies could have problems, but may not. It s hard to say. You may luck up and not have any problems, although the pups may grow up and have problems later on. The best thing you can do is have him neutered...

Dogs: My Beagles, smartest dogs, little critters
smartest dogs, little critters, electric fence: Hi Casey; Yep, teach them where they are sopposed to go, and where they are NOT supposed to go, and make it stick. I have only had one Beagle, and she was the hardest dog I ever housetrained, or trained, period. She was a bull headed little thing, and she...

Dogs: Beagles, old dogs, ahe
old dogs, ahe, beagles: Hi Monika No dear, at 4 months your puppy ius still just a baby. He is young nough that he should still be getting 4 feedings per day, and he is too young to have complete control of his organs without ever having accidents in the house. He will not have...

Dogs: Beaten Ridgeback, pizza shop owner, cross bridges
pizza shop owner, cross bridges, body posture: Hi Ed You do not give the age of this poor creature of mans best friend. how sad this poor dog is and went through, these questions makes me ill to my stomach that humans can be so inhumane to any creature at all. I cannot even kill a rat.! Keep giving...

Dogs: Becoming a Dog Trainer, becoming a dog trainer, sheltie puppy
becoming a dog trainer, sheltie puppy, obedience class: Kay. First, you need to find out if your state actually does have certification for dog training. Most do not. We have an online course that is for people like you. It is book based and video based and then we have you do a little hands on where ever you live...

Dogs: Bed wetter, puppy housebreaking, bladder infection
puppy housebreaking, bladder infection, bed wetter: Dear Kira, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. A young dog can sometimes backslide in housebreaking. When that happens, it is important to go back to step one in your puppy housebreaking program. It always takes less time of course, because...

Dogs: Bedding for nursing dog, great pyrenees, breeding dogs
great pyrenees, breeding dogs, insulated dog house: The traditional straw should be fine. All the people I know keep their dog and litter in the house. If you give the mother room, all the soiling will go on newspaper which you can easily dispose of keeping the mother and puppies clean. If you had done...

Dogs: Bedtime with puppy, rooster crow, chocolate lab
rooster crow, chocolate lab, morning person: Hi Julia; She wants to run and play. SHE has had a good night s sleep, and is rested, and ready to romp. After she eats, and you take her out, and she does her business, she should not have to go out every 30 minutes to catch her on time. She will of course...

Dogs: About My Begale, horrible time, crate training
horrible time, crate training, beagles: Also you lied in your ratings, as every trainer knows crate training is the most effective way, I can t imagine you have already went out bought a crate and tried this, so to rate my knowlede at 1 is a lie, as you havent yet took my advice to find out. ...

Dogs: Beggining Clicker training, gentle leader collar, halti head collar
gentle leader collar, halti head collar, jack russell terrier: Hello, Tara. What exactly are you wanting to train your dogs to do with the clicker? You say they already know the basics, but will only obey if you have a treat. This means that they know what the commands mean, but they think that they don t *have* to do...

Dogs: Behave, different dogs, obedience training
different dogs, obedience training, francesca: If the dog is pulling during walks, that means that he/she thinks that they are in charge of the walk. The solution is to make them understand that YOU are in charge. Clearly, the dog requires some level of obedience training. However, for me to determine...

Dogs: Behavior, petco stores, german short hair
petco stores, german short hair, german short hair pointer: Hi Kristen; I am going to guess you have not raised many dogs, because you say castrated, instead on neutered. First, he is German, and I have been married to a hard headed German for 40 years, so I know them. LOL Dogs are just like people. They WILL do...

Dogs: Behavior, mild retardation, brain damage
mild retardation, brain damage, odd places: Hi Melissa, I can t say for sure, but it sounds like a type of brain damage or maybe even a mild retardation. You would only know for sure if he had some major testing done which would be quite expensive. What you are describing is definetley not normal....

Dogs: Behavior, health bars, dry food
health bars, dry food, innova: Hi, Dick. I m interested to hear exactly how you tried choke and prong collars and a harness, and what his reaction to each of them was. Do the people appraching ever speak to him, or try to pet him, or do they try to avoid him? What sort of places...

Dogs: Behavior, petco stores, little dictator
petco stores, little dictator, obedience class: Hi Sandy; It will last until she is matured a little more, has some good obedience training, and is not bored so easily. At 7 months, she is old enough to enroll in a basic obedience class. I would recommend a group class, where you are the handler, so...

Dogs: Behavior, miniature poodle, smooth peanut butter
miniature poodle, smooth peanut butter, border collie: Buy that cage! Really its the only sensible soution, she is probably suffering from a mild case of separation anxiety which is causing her to be destructive. Put the cage in a small room and put both dogs in the room with the poodle in the cage and the pug...

Dogs: Behavior, smear peanut butter, canned dog food
smear peanut butter, canned dog food, puppy behavior: Your dog is probably teething, Dawn. This is normal puppy behavior. Try to always have a toy for him to bite, whenever you go to pet him, so you can redirect his biting to the toy and away from you. If he goes for you instead of the toy, say NO in a stern...

Dogs: Behavior, large dog breeds, vet check
large dog breeds, vet check, grey hound: Your dog is entering old age. Dogs get the same as people with loss of hearing and vision. I would recommend giving her a food for senior dogs, she may not be getting the proper protein from a regular dog food. Large dog breeds life span is from 8-14 depending...

Dogs: Behavior, dachsun, behavior problems
dachsun, behavior problems, vulva: I would have a vet examine her. It certainly sounds like she is coming into season. I guess it could be some sort of infection. The vet will be able to tell whatever it is. Life might be easier for all and less chance of cancer later if you neutered...

Dogs: Behavior, german short hair, obedience class
german short hair, obedience class, german short hair pointer: This could be tough. Neutering usually helps, but is not a cure all. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life...

Dogs: Behavior, pet shop puppies, german short hair
pet shop puppies, german short hair, german short hair pointer: Hi, Kristen. Thanks for asking! I wonder if he may have a bladder or urinary tract infection, or even bladder or kidney stones that might be causing him to do this. Have you had a vet do a urinalysis or x-rays or anything to be sure it isn t a medical problem...

Dogs: Behavior, german short hair, german short hair pointer
german short hair, german short hair pointer, liquid enzyme: Hi Kristen, Every time a dog does something the behavior is reinforced in his mind. So, in your dog s way of thinking, peeing in the house is OK. Punishment never works and can give your dog psychological problems. Housebreaking is always the responsibility...

Dogs: Behavior, german short hair, german short hair pointer
german short hair, german short hair pointer, leash correction: You are going to have to start over with housebreaking. He will have to be crated whenever he is not with you. Keep him on a leash in the house and with you wherever you go. If you shower..etc.. and can t have him with you, crate him. Take him out, that...

Dogs: Behavior, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Kristen It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your dog is peeing in the house. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when...

Dogs: Behavior, agressive behavior, boundries
agressive behavior, boundries, good behavior: Hello Carol. Too bad that you weren t her first owner. Sometimes when a dog goes through a bad experience, and who knows when that might have been, they never forget. Gaining a dogs trust is vital and somewhere along the line a male ruined it for her. ...

Dogs: Behavior, freenzy, wits end
freenzy, wits end, acceptable behavior: Hey, You can end this behavior with consistency. When you walk in the house, or let her out of the crate, DO NOT pet her or call her. She, of course, will be excited and will try to jump at you, when she does this you need to cross your arms in a defnesive...

Dogs: Behavior, drection, science diet
drection, science diet, prong collar: The Nutro Natural Choice should help with her hyperactivity level because it does not contain corn. It will probably take at least a few weeks for you to notice, but it should help at least a little bit. The trading a cookie for whatever item she has stolen...

Dogs: Behavior/aggression, meat juices, sister kristen
meat juices, sister kristen, professional trainer: Megan, I would highly recommend that you hire a professional trainer/behaviorist, who has experience dealing with aggression, ASAP. It appears that your dog sees herself as an alpha, and her behavior could soon become harmful to you, your family, and your...

Dogs: Behavior change, bladder sphincter, kidney failure
bladder sphincter, kidney failure, cushing s disease: Hi there, Is your female dog is urinating in your home, or having the need to urinate more frequently outside? If she s having an increase in the volume or frequency of urine, but not going in the house, then she s probably not marking in response...

Dogs: Behavior of our Goldendoodle, american shorthair cat, gentle leader collar
american shorthair cat, gentle leader collar, chow chow: Hi Patty, This is not a problem caused by gender. It sounds more like a young, untrained, willful and probably dominate dog whom you are unable to control. You didn t say what you re doing to correct the dog s behavior, just that you had an obedience...

Dogs: Behavior Issues!, male german shepherd, spaying and neutering
male german shepherd, spaying and neutering, sexual maturity: Hi Yom; TYhose classes don t cost all that much, and you would learn how to train, so you would be able to train the other two, and any dogs you ever get in the future. Go down to petsmart and/or Petco and watch a sesion or two. Also, watch the Dog Whisperer...

Dogs: Behavior Issues!, male german shepherd, best buddies
male german shepherd, best buddies, lyme disease: It is really hard to be a 100% sure without seeing your dog, however, this i can be sure of......If you are going to neuter your dog to see if this is the problem you need to do it quicky, After the age of 2.5 it will not help at all..This could very well...

Dogs: Behavior issue, remote control car, wood fence
remote control car, wood fence, long walks: I am not sure why this happening, but I have a couple of ideas that might help you. 1-Use treats to encourage him to potty outside. If your using a new brand of dog food, change it. 2-go out with him on long walks, take him to the park, make him interact...

Dogs: Behavior: Licking ears, staffordshire bull terrier, ear mites
staffordshire bull terrier, ear mites, female puppy: I think it may be more of an acceptance and affection. It is important to ear health. Ear mites and infections are much less common in households where the dogs regularly lick each others ears. With just one dog, many owners must regularly clean the ears....

Dogs: Behavior Modification Question, shock collar, own toys
shock collar, own toys, stop barking: The best way to keep a dog from barking and digging, is to keep it in the house. To save it and the house when you aren t around, crate it. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with...

Dogs: Behavior when owner's arn't around, comeback check, arn
comeback check, arn, puppy: Yes, before you leave the house by 5 minutes hide treats around the house, this will make the dog search for them, while doing so do not let your dog see you hide the treats and do not let her start searching untill you leave. Also buy a set of toys for your...

Dogs: Behavior Problem, daughters room, mini schnauzer
daughters room, mini schnauzer, bichons: Hi Nancy, I have sent an e-mail of your question to myself. I am sorry fot the delay, I have fibromyalgia and am having a hard time and have been very sick. Your problem is definitely a marking type behavior. I will try and send you some more thoughts...

Dogs: Behavior problem -- jumping on cars, soft claws nail caps, scat mats
soft claws nail caps, scat mats, scat mat: Oh my, Karrie! What a problem you ve got! Honestly, the only things I can think of that might get her to stop would be one or a combination of the following: 1. Park the cars in a garage or otherwise out of her reach 2. Re-do the invisible fence so that...

Dogs: Behavior problem, shiba inu, behavior problem
shiba inu, behavior problem, thanks john: Well what you can try is have different people pet her,and as they do,have them offer her a treat,so she knows they won t hurt her And as for the animal aggression,what you you can is this-have her play in a yard with another dog while she is muzzled,that...

Dogs: Behavior problems, puppy pedigree, cardboard boxes
puppy pedigree, cardboard boxes, cream cheese: Your puppy s behavior is completely normal, Amy. I recommend getting her a crate and keeping her in it when you leave her at home alone. The crate should be large enough to allow her to lay down in comfortably as an adult. A Large plastic airline crate (you...

Dogs: Behavior problems with a lab/pit combo ..., rawhide bones, rawhide bone
rawhide bones, rawhide bone, obedience train: I have more experience starting dogs out right, than fixing older ones. I don t see her being part Pit Bull as the problem, but expect less tolerance from the rest of society because of it. Dogs can still learn at that age, but it is difficult. Three is...

Dogs: Behavior problems, flat collar, english springer
flat collar, english springer, pinch collar: You need to teach her a release command, Jim. Put a leash on her when you go outside (just let her drag it). You might be able to just use her regular flat collar, or you may have to get a martingale style collar or a slip/choke collar (which I normally...

Dogs: Behavior in puppy, chorkie, chichuahua
chorkie, chichuahua, yorkshire terrier: Hello...and no..you should get him neutered when your vet says, but do it right when he says..if he starts to lift his leg, then you are too late. The thing you are describing will not change..most likely. You should either ignore it or ignore him when you...

Dogs: Behavior question, lab puppy, food dish
lab puppy, food dish, little butt: Hi Bobbie; When she growls at you, chew her little butt out good, and take what she has in her mouth, and then chew her out some more, and tell her she has to go to time out. Put her in a small room ( NOT in her crate if she sleeps in one, it will make her...

Dogs: Behavior in just spayed female dog, pound rottweiler, male companion
pound rottweiler, male companion, hormonal levels: Hello, Since your terrier was spayed while she was pregnant, all the blood vessels that lead to her ovaries and uterus were likely swollen with the pregnancy and her hormonal levels high, all of which can contribute to a dog behaving as if she s pregnant...

Dogs: Behavior towards Our New Baby, month old baby, definate answer
month old baby, definate answer, marcie: Lauren..unfortunately, if you had asked us before the baby came, we could have tested the dog to see that this was going to happen...at any rate...you need to get the dog some obedience. That is the first step. This may or may not help. Some dogs are that...

Dogs: Behavior, separation anxiety, husky mix
separation anxiety, husky mix, german shepard: Hi Veronica, I would love to help you but first I need a little bit more information. Can you give me an example of a situation when the dog is suffering from separation anxiety. What is your daily rountine? What have you tried in the past with her? ...

Dogs: Behavioral Changes in Dog in Heat, intact animal, heat cycles
intact animal, heat cycles, extreme behavior: Hi Subodh, Hormones definitely can influence an intact animal. Almost any behavior change which occurs during a females heat cycle, can be normal. Most females tend to not show extreme behavior changes, but the changes in behavior seen tend to be consistent...

Dogs: Behavioral issue- pooping, smooth fox terrier, separation anxiety
smooth fox terrier, separation anxiety, nutro max: It s normal for 3-4 month old puppies to chew. Heck, puppies of ALL ages chew! *laugh* It sounds like Andy may have a touch of separation anxiety, though. I think that may be why he s pooping in the house when you leave - anxiety. There s nothing wrong with...

Dogs: Behavioral problem with Boston Terrier, obedience class, boston terrier
obedience class, boston terrier, pack members: To start with, don t let him out of your sight unless shut in the sun room or kennel. Second, obedience train him. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much...

Dogs: Behavioral Question, signs of affection, positive reinforcement
signs of affection, positive reinforcement, behavior work: Hi, Thank you for writing to me about your little dog. I have read the details of her behavior. When she is playing with your shoes and nibbling you, you mention that you have held her and loved her at that time. She may have misinterpreted your signs...

Dogs: Behavioral, month old baby, puggle
month old baby, puggle, labwork: Hi Joe; It could be the baby; Beagles are a hunting breed, and posess superb scenting ability. He could tell when your wife was pregnant by the change in her body odor. verything changes your odors as sensed by animals. My German Shepherd knew I was...

Dogs: Behaviour, seperation anxiety, skilled trainer
seperation anxiety, skilled trainer, border collie: Alicia, I am sorry, but seperation anxiety is not simply solved. We deal with it often in our training sessions, but it takes a skilled trainer/behaviorist and some time. A good trainer, can, however, teach you, how to keep your dog as well as your house,...

Dogs: Behaviour, puppy mill, 2 females
puppy mill, 2 females, backyard breeder: It is all very complicated. Breeding is important, but early socialization is also important. Experiences in the the period between 6-12 weeks have long lasting effects. Litter mates raised in similar environments can be very different. It is hard to say...

Dogs: Behaviour, halti head collar, jekyll and hyde
halti head collar, jekyll and hyde, brisk pace: Ok. First I would buy a halti head collar or a harness. I find these really work well with small strong dogs. For the aggression I would simply have him neutered. Its like having all these hormones charging about that you can t relieve, and this means...

Dogs: Behaviour Problem, cocker spaniel, alpha leader
cocker spaniel, alpha leader, behaviour problem: Dear Tami, I am glad that you wrote to me because the problem that you are having with your cocker spaniel can only get worse if it isn t addressed. Not to frighten you, but in my experience, this is an accident waiting to happen. Dogs are pack animals...

Dogs: Behaviour Problem, little dictator, cocker spaniel
little dictator, cocker spaniel, mom and dad: Hi Tami Hm, sounds like you have been taken over by a little dictator. I have one of those, in the form of a little Lhasa named Max (after the dictator of Mexico). dogs are pack animals, like humans are. They must have an order, like we do, and there is...

Dogs: Behaviour, jack russel terrier, behaviorist
jack russel terrier, behaviorist, travel trailer: Hello...let me first ask..what is the problem with a crate? Are you thinking of it as a punishment? If so...it isnt..it is a safe place for the dog while you are gone as long as it is the right kind and size. If that is not an option, then the only thing i...

Dogs: Behavioural changes, behavioural changes, housebreaking
behavioural changes, housebreaking, medical issues: Hi Mary, Thanks for writing to me about your Yorkie. It is important the any medical problems be ruled out before assuming that your dog s actions are behavorial. If there are no medical issues than I would assume that your dog is disoriented by all...

Dogs: Behavorial problem on Beagle, family dogs, cold weather
family dogs, cold weather, x ray: Hi Joanne; Contrary to what a lot of people think, dogs need close contact with their family. Dogs and humans are pack animals, that is why dogs are such good companions for humans. The need a pack ( family) and don t do well on thir own, like cats, for...

Dogs: Behavorial problem on Beagle, cold weather, x ray
cold weather, x ray, rest of the night: Bagel the Beagle, eh? Cute!! He is probably crying out for several different reasons. The first time, it was probably because he was hurting, but then he discovered that if he cried, you would come and sleep with him or bring him into the house. You ve...

Dogs: Behavorial problem on Beagle, pack animals, cold weather
pack animals, cold weather, x ray: Hi, dogs are pack animals. They love and need to sleep with others in the pack. Your dog, because he loves you, has slept alone all these years. You let him in to your pack and now he wants to stay there. I would suggest one of two things. First: is...

Dogs: Benadryl for dogs, benadryl for dogs, laura murphy
benadryl for dogs, laura murphy, benadryl: Hi Lynn. You can give the 25 mg. Anything up to 1mg/pound of body weight is deemed safe for dogs. Most vets advise using it for acute (isolated) problems, but not for chronic (ongoing) ones. Finding and eliminating the source of the allergy is always...

Dogs: Benadryl for a puppy, allergic reactions to bug bites, shelley davis
allergic reactions to bug bites, shelley davis, puppy dogs: Hi Michael, Thank you for writing to me about your 3 month old puppy. Dogs can be given Benadryl for allergic reactions to bug bites, etc but I wouldn t fool around with a 3 month old puppy. Call your vet and ask for advice. He should be available...

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

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

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

Dogs: Bernese Mountain Dog Problem Behaviors, intestinal blockages, puppy kindergarten
intestinal blockages, puppy kindergarten, establishing dominance: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: Bernese Mountain Puppy, snow glob, boxer mix
snow glob, boxer mix, laundry room: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract us from...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Biting.., adult teeth, chocolate lab
adult teeth, chocolate lab, family dog: Sorry, I have to go out of town leaving a bunch of questions unanswered. May be able to get back Sunday. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Biting Puppy!, adult teeth, chocolate lab
adult teeth, chocolate lab, safe toys: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Bony ridge on top of dog’s head, purina dog chow, bony ridge
purina dog chow, bony ridge, baby carrots: I checked my 14 year old Lab. The ridge has a name, stoll or something. Aster s is no more prominent than I remember it. I don t think comparing it to our 3 month old would help. Keep an eye on it. If you get a chance, check other dogs. You should be...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Boxer with itchy paws, tea tree shampoo, aloe vera products
tea tree shampoo, aloe vera products, skin irritations: Hello Thank you for your question. I can’t comment with seeing your dog if you drying her feet will make the skin irritations worse. I suggest for you to stop drying her feet for a week and see if it help you dog skin problem. Aloe Vera products...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Breeding Dachsunds, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, freaks: Hi Leah, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. This is when you can breed...

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Breeding and in Heat, heat cycle, vulva
heat cycle, vulva, segments: Hi Cyndi, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also will...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Breeding Time, heat cycle, health complications
heat cycle, health complications, correct time: Hi, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also will last...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dogs: Bringing home a new dog, obedience class, bringing home a new dog
obedience class, bringing home a new dog, natural instincts: I doubt Rex will be pleased. These things go better if you are giving the older dog the right leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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