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Dogs: mily, crate train, yorkshire terrier
crate train, yorkshire terrier, housetraining: Click on this link to see what dog crates are; they come in several styles. You can purchase them at PetCo, PetsMart and off the Internet like from this website. http://www.dogkennels.com/dog-crates/6996+6998.cfm The links I sent you before explain...

Dogs: mini schnauzer skin issues, dust mites, elimination diet
dust mites, elimination diet, benedryl: Skin problems can be caused from many things, and the only real way to eliminate them is to figure out what is causing the problem. It could be diet; feed a good quality food like Eagle, Wellness, Canidae, or Solid Gold. Sometimes putting a bit of fish...

Dogs: my miniature poodle is having troubles with his nose..., citi healthcard, lucky pup
citi healthcard, lucky pup, vet clinics: Hi Michelle, Your dog might have something lodged in his nose, can you see if something is stuck in there? I can t give you advice on treating your dog, because I don t know what his problem is, and neither do you. Treatment will vary depending on...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer, hypoallergenic dog foods
hypoallergenic dog foods: Hi Tanya, Thank you for getting back to me with the brand name of the dog food you re currently using. If your dog is having a problem with scratching or chewing at himself, the cause might be an allergy, as I mentioned in my earlier message, however...

Dogs: Natural Supplements, urine culture and sensitivity, holistic veterinarian
urine culture and sensitivity, holistic veterinarian, wetting her bed: Hi Helen, It s really quite common for older female dogs to develop urinary tract infections or urinary incontinence. Either would cause a dog to wet herself in bed, and neither require a blood test to diagnose. A urinary tract infection can be detected...

Dogs: New Puppy, male toy poodle, yorki poo
male toy poodle, yorki poo, will take some time: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: Newly Adopted Biting Lhaso Apso, true colors, socialization
true colors, socialization, reassurance: This sounds like a dog that is trying to take charge,and has been allowed to do so-and now is the time to end it The only way to fix this is to call up several trainers,and explain the situation,and go with the trainer that gives you the best answer ...

Dogs: Nipple appearance after heat cycle, canine false pregnancy, heat cycle
canine false pregnancy, heat cycle, dog spayed: Hi Katie, The nipples on a female who has not yet had her first heat are quite small, but they swell with the first heat and never return to puppy size . If your dog wasn t bred, and isn t pregnant, it s possible your dog is experiencing a False...

Dogs: Nipples or Ticks, shelley davis, malignant growths
shelley davis, malignant growths, shepherd dog: Dear Becky, Thank you for writing to me about your chow/aussie mix. It is imperative that you have your vet look at the spots that you ve described to determine if these might be malignant growths. Raised areas that are dark can easily be melanoma....

Dogs: neapolitan mastiff... ACA or AKC, neapolitan mastiffs, neapolitan mastiff
neapolitan mastiffs, neapolitan mastiff, puppy mills: Hi Ang, Registries, such as the ACA or AKC have nothing to do with the quality of the dogs. They just register them and allow them to compete in their events. The breeders are the ones that determine the health of a dog. The only real reason to ever resister...

Dogs: i need a dog, bichon freese, rescue dogs
bichon freese, rescue dogs, yorkies: As far as shedding goes, look into the ones with mor eof a fur than hair, Poodles, Schnauzers, Bichon Freese, Yorkies, and maybe others. All of those are available in smaller sizes. Cheap? Plan on spending money keeping the dog, annual shots, heartworm...

Dogs: new puppy, immune system booster, cleaning agents
immune system booster, cleaning agents, warts: Hi Jen, It s possible those bumps could also be an allergy to either his food or something in his environment. It is possible that the food he is eating could be causing his problem, but you would also want to explore all the cleaning agents, the lawn care...

Dogs: new puppy, new pup, older dog and pup
new pup, older dog and pup, dogs getting along: Hi Kai, Your question landed in the Question Pool here at AllExperts, and I fished it out of there. I think it s an interesting question with many layers, so I d like to answer it. Feel free to read my bio and learn a bit about my here on the AllExperts...

Dogs: Old dog housetraining, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: As you have learned, harsh, abusive methods don t work. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you...

Dogs: Older Dog Housebreaking, dog housebreaking, start from scratch
dog housebreaking, start from scratch, wooden deck: For nearly 15 months this dog has pretty much been allowed to potty wherever/whenever the urge hit her. You need to pretend you just brought home an 8-week-old puppy and start from scratch, with no assumptions that she knows anything. Get a crate for her,...

Dogs: old dog in new home., boxer mix, first few days
boxer mix, first few days, lillie: Hi Zuzia, With dogs, it s not so much the change of climate, as the change of routine that is hard on them. Dogs thrive on routine, it will take a week or two for Lillie to adjust to your schedule. Just be consistent, and provide leadership, she ll be fine....

Dogs: older dogs hate new puppy, patterdale terriers, american kennel club
patterdale terriers, american kennel club, patterdale terrier: Hi, Zara, I was not familiar with the Patterdale; the breed apparently is not yet recognized by th American Kennel Club. I did some reading on the breed so that I would have an idea of the temperament and purpose: “Although they tend to be aloof around...

Dogs: Pain relief for bone spurs, bone spurs
bone spurs: Hi Cathy, Bone Spurs is also called Hypertrophic Arthritis. You can try diet supplements such as Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate, MSM (MethylSulfanoMethane), Omega Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, and Selenium. All assist in decreasing inflammation and...

Dogs: PEKIGNESE TRAINING, dog obedience training, dinner table
dog obedience training, dinner table, chairs: You could put him in a kennel or crate while you re eating; you could pull the chairs out far enough that he can t get to the table from the chairs; you could try some of the suggestions included in this document: http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/counter-surfing.htm...

Dogs: Pee Pad Training, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, schnoodle: I have never liked the pads. Watch a dog outside. They run their nose along until they find th e right spot. They then stop and make their deposit with their nose over the spot. I suggest working directly outside. Much of housebreaking is not training...

Dogs: Pet anxiety and urinating in crate., miniature poodle puppy, indoor dog pen
miniature poodle puppy, indoor dog pen, child gates: Hi Harmony, Anytime you adopt a dog, it s a good idea to have it examined by a veterinarian. Your new pup might be a little constipated if you ve only recently adopted her, that s common with a change of diet and the stress of arriving in a new home....

Dogs: Playing with my Chihuahua and meeting other dogs., obedience classes, tug of war
obedience classes, tug of war, tendancy: I am one of those who thinks tug-of-war is bad for the dog. Not only is it bad for the bite, but in the human/dog relationship, the dog should never win as the dog will think himself more alpha. It does teach the dog to use its mouth. Teach her to retrieve...

Dogs: Possible UTI, ester c, solid gold
ester c, solid gold, solgar: Hi Angela, I can t say if the products I can recommend are available in the UK, but you can look for: Nature s Way Standardized Cranberry Extract WholeHealth CranberryHealth Solgar Cranberry Extract A products made specifically for pets are:...

Dogs: Potty Training, housebreaking puppies, obedience training
housebreaking puppies, obedience training, crate training: I don t buy the screw loose idea. I can t remember the author s name but in the book No Bad Dogs, she frequently condemns dogs as unbalanced and suggests the only answer is destroying them. I don t buy that either. Is there a pattern of of her using...

Dogs: Potty training, house training
house training: Hi Erin, When you take your puppy outside, and she doesn t do all that she should, take her back to your home and put her either in her crate (if you re crate training her) or contained to part of a room with the help of a child gate or two. Give her about...

Dogs: Protein and allergies (follow up), corn gluten meal, pet food label
corn gluten meal, pet food label, meat byproducts: Hi Rachel, Thanks for sending a picture of Eddy, He looks like a real sweety! You re not asking too many questions, I m glad to help you out. There are two forms of Demodex mange: localized and generalized. The localized form is usually confined to the...

Dogs: Protein question, corn gluten meal, pet food label
corn gluten meal, pet food label, meat byproducts: Hi Rachal, You said your dog had mange when he was younger, was that Demodectic mange? Depending on the severity of the mange your dog had, that is something that is linked to a genetic deficiency of its immune system. That could explain his current allergy...

Dogs: PUPPY SIBLINGS, morkie puppies, charlotte schwartz
morkie puppies, charlotte schwartz, shoulder area: Many advise against raising siblings together. You will need to take special steps to make sure they bond to you as well as each other. Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front...

Dogs: panic attacks in dogs, fear, urination
fear, urination: Hi Denise, Many dogs have extreme reactions to loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms. Sometimes, when the response to the sound is particularly bad, the dog needs to be sedated. It sounds like your sister s dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian,...

Dogs: patti, puppy chow, recovery diet
puppy chow, recovery diet, bland diet: Unless you changed the food suddenly, she may have picked up a parasite or even foraged something indigestible. If it doesn t clear up in a day or 2, have the vet check a stool sample. If you changed its food, try going back to waht the breeder was feeding....

Dogs: peeing while asleep in my bed, vet check, jezzy
vet check, jezzy, self confidence: Yes, it sounds like it could be a medical problem, I would get a vet check to eliminate that possibitlity. It could also be submissive urination, she is up on the bed on your level and is getting attention, some dogs urinate submissively, it is involuntary,...

Dogs: pees in crate & lays in it, water intake, pees
water intake, pees, great dane: That isn t normal. You might get a second opinion from another vet. When she makes her last trip out at bedtime, make sure she walks around to stimulation elimination. If that doesn t work, try getting up in the middle of the night and taking her out. ...

Dogs: pees in crate, water intake, pees
water intake, pees, great dane: Well, I m kind of at a loss for what to suggest next. It might just be something she will grow out of. As far as having a mess to clean up, you might get one of those grates that fit in the bottom of the kennel so that she s not laying in her urine. At...

Dogs: poison ivy on puppies and dogs, english mastiff, poison ivy
english mastiff, poison ivy, bellys: It is much more common for family members to pick up poison ivy from the dog s hair than it is for the dog to have symptoms. But, apparently, if the oils from the plant do get down to the dog s skin, it can get a reaction. I m not one for chemicals, but...

Dogs: pooping on the carpet, puppy mill, last thing at night
puppy mill, last thing at night, vinager: Put her in a crate at night and that will solve your night/early morning problem. As to during the day, it is about time someone housebroke this dog, although, since she has been allowed to potty at will for five years, she will probably never be reliable....

Dogs: post natal of yorkie, two puppies, natural birth
two puppies, natural birth, whelping: Bitches should settle in after delivery and be very relaxed. But ALWAYS after a whelping, the bitch should be taken in and examined by a veterinarian and given an oxytocin shot to be sure she is totally cleaned out. If she still has another puppy in there,...

Dogs: potty training, housebreaking a puppy, dog obedience training
housebreaking a puppy, dog obedience training, crate training: I don t have any experience with puppy pads, but here are some articles regarding training with pads: http://www.dog-obedience-training-online.com/housebreaking-a-puppy.html http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2114&aid=157 Crate training is...

Dogs: potty training, shipping crate, going to the bathroom
shipping crate, going to the bathroom, wits end: Hi Debra, First, be sure the crate you re using is the correct size. A crate should only be big enough for a dog or puppy to sit, turn around and lay down, anything larger will afford your puppy enough room to relieve herself, and also have a clean spot...

Dogs: pregnancy, mammary tumors in dogs, pregnancy blood test
mammary tumors in dogs, pregnancy blood test, tumors in dogs: Hi Anro, It sure sounds like your dog is pregnant. There is a pregnancy blood test for dogs. A veterinarian needs to run this test, and it has to be run 21-25 days after fertilization. The shame of this is, that this was 100% preventable. Female dogs...

Dogs: prenatal diet, puppy food, pregnant bitches
puppy food, pregnant bitches, how to raise a puppy: While many DO switch their pregnant bitches to puppy food, I myself do not because schnauzers often do not do well with increases in protein and fat, and I already feed a food that is 25% protein and 15% fat, and I don t like to go higher than those numbers...

Dogs: pup, health brochures, heartworms
health brochures, heartworms, blood sample: Parvo is very difficult to deal with. At best, shots take 2 weeks before giving any immunity. They are useless until immunity the mother may have passed on wears off. My guess is the last shot may have taken if earlier ones didn t and he is safe now. If...

Dogs: puppy crate training help, puppy crate training, housebreaking puppies
puppy crate training, housebreaking puppies, closet shelving: Depending on its past care, a 14 week old can be difficult. It may have been conditioned to foul its sleeping area. blocking off the crate and leaving her little more room than being able to stretch out should help. When you make the last trip outside,...

Dogs: Getting a puppy and dog to get along, german shepard mix, getting a puppy
german shepard mix, getting a puppy, beagle puppy: Hi Kimber, Not every dog wants to share it s home with another dog. RC is no doubt mourning the loss of your 14 year old dog, as you are. He might not want the company of another dog or puppy. It s not unusual for an adult dog to be jealous of a new puppy...

Dogs: puppy housetraining., puppy housetraining, mini poodle
puppy housetraining, mini poodle, abnormal amounts: The essence is taking her out at the right time and praising her when she eliminates outside. The older the puppy, the harder it is because they can go so much longer. This requires careful observation of her. I have never tethered the puppy to me, but...

Dogs: puppy separation anxiety and peeing in crate, miniature poodle puppy, puppy mill
miniature poodle puppy, puppy mill, running in circles: I only crate puppies when I can t watch them. Crating her less may help. They need exercise to eliminate. Walk her around when you take her out and maybe even play fetch or something. I think the running in circles helps stimulate defecating. Let her...

Dogs: puppy training, cocker spaniel, puppy training
cocker spaniel, puppy training, crate train: As far as the submissive peeing, I am including several documents for you: http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/submissive-uri.pdf http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/SubmissiveUrination.pdf As far as the housebreaking, I would recommend...

Dogs: puppy training, how do I get my dog to listen to me, teach a dog to fetch
how do I get my dog to listen to me, teach a dog to fetch: Hi Kelly, Thanks for sending me a question here at AllExperts. I would suggest trying to work with each pup alone, one at a time, at first. Right now, the presence of the other may be too distracting for them. However, make it worthwhile for the...

Dogs: puppy training nad puppy feed, puppy training and diet
puppy training and diet: Hi Vibhor You need to supervise your puppy, so he doesn t have the opportunity to have accidents in your home. During those times when you re unable to watch your puppy, he needs to be contained in some way so he s unable to soil in your home. Many people...

Dogs: pups and mom, moving puppies
moving puppies: Hi Lou, Your mother dog letting you know she s doesn t feel that the pups are safe where they are. Some dogs are more selective than others about how much activity they want around their puppies. The room you chose to keep the puppies in should be quiet,...

Dogs: A question you answered about a 12 yr old lab on 7/25/09, correct person, wrong person
correct person, wrong person, old dog: Hello, Carolynn, Are you SURE you are addressing this question to the correct person? I looked through past questions I have answered, all the way back to 7/13/09, in all of the 4 categories that I help in. I find NOTHING AT ALL pertaining to a 12 year...

Dogs: Rebel English Bulldog Feeding Problem, english bulldog, many different ways
english bulldog, many different ways, mealtime: Hi Lina, You ve tried many different ways to get your dog to eat from his bowl, but something tells me you keep going back to hand feeding when you think it s not working. Your dog knows this, and is holding out to get his way. For reasons you may never...

Dogs: Rottie is growling and has snapped at are cat, dog attacking cat
dog attacking cat: Hi Jason, You might never know why all of a sudden your dog is going after your cat, if I understand your message, you recently had to put another dog to sleep and your current problems began then. A dog may begin attacking other pets when there is a...

Dogs: red nodule, nodule, basset hound
nodule, basset hound, pus: I would most certainly have your vet look at it, whether it seems to bother him or not. Dogs are masters at concealing their pain - their genetic make-up tells them if a dog is in pain, he is in a weakened condition and likely to be the target of other...

Dogs: registration, akc web, red nose pit
akc web, red nose pit, parent dogs: Hi Heather, I m not sure if you can register an adult dog. Were your dogs parents registered? There s a lot of info at the AKC web site about registering dogs you ve lost the original registration application, so perhaps you can if you have paperwork showing...

Dogs: rescue dog, bathroom stuff, patio door
bathroom stuff, patio door, poops: Hi Vicki, Your new rescue dog will learn to go to one specific door to go outside through repetition. You should only be taking her outside from the door you want her to use. Another thing is, when you take your dog out strictly for potty time use a...

Dogs: Scratching and chewing out hair, warm humid climates, auto immune disease
warm humid climates, auto immune disease, flea infestations: Dear Cathie, Thanks you for writing to me regarding hot spots. There are many things that can cause hot spots. Hot spots are surface skin infections caused when populations of normal skin bacteria grow and overwhelm normal resistance. They are generally...

Dogs: My Shitzu, placenta eating
placenta eating: Hi Melissa, Eating the placenta is neither harmful nor abnormal. The placenta provides nourishment, which helps them kick off the milk supply for the puppies, however too many may cause diarrhea or vomiting, so if you have a large litter you may want to...

Dogs: Shredding Dog, bitter apple, healthy snacks
bitter apple, healthy snacks, kong toy: Hi Danielle, Containment in the crate is the answer. Your dog can t be trusted not to be destructive when he s left alone. Crating isn t at all cruel, and the dog that s being crated doesn t mind that your other dogs have the run of your home. It would...

Dogs: Sick in the car!, medication works, border collie
medication works, border collie, roller coasters: The only suggestion I can give is is to try desensitizing her to cars, but desensitizing is generally for fear not physical illness. Some people cannot ride on roller coasters, because they get sick from motion sickness NOT because they are fearful....

Dogs: Sick Dog, Heartworms
Heartworms: Hi Jessy, Do you mean your dog was treated for Heartworms, and then put on Heartgard Plus? Because the treatment for a Heartworm infection is an injectable drug given to kill adult heartworms, not to put the dog on a heartworm preventitive, such as Heartgard....

Dogs: Sick Shi-Tzu X Poodle, signs of dehydration, poodle cross
signs of dehydration, poodle cross, shi tzu: The eating is not important at this time; healthy dogs can go without food for a week, although I get concerned after three days if there are no other symptoms. Most of my dogs are smart enough not to eat if they have an upset stomach. HOWEVER, it is important...

Dogs: Sick Shi-Tzu X Poodle, poodle cross, shi tzu
poodle cross, shi tzu, liquid medication: Hi Samantha, If you haven t already done so, it s important to contact your vet and report that your dog is acting extremely lethargic. That s actually more of a signal that something might be wrong than not wanting to eat at this moment. Best of...

Dogs: Snorting or snooring, reverse sneezing
reverse sneezing: Hi Janelle, It sounds like what you re describing is called reverse sneezing . It actually has nothing to do with sneezing, but is a spasm caused by an irritation of the soft palate. Small dogs in particular can exhibit this behavior and certain breeds...

Dogs: Soultions for sudden dog aggression, family harmony, police dogs
family harmony, police dogs, dog aggression: While I don t agree that the transfer aggression was due to the dog being left outside, I do feel that it had to do with his fear of being introduced to the stranger and your correction of him. We sort of said the same thing, but with different causes. Same...

Dogs: Started urinating in the house, medical concerns, housebreaking
medical concerns, housebreaking, urinary infection: I would suggest he needs a refresher course in housebreaking. You may need to reinstitute the training process again. You state he has no medical concerns; I assume that to mean you ve had him checked for urinary infection by your vet? I m including some...

Dogs: scared puppy, dogue de bordeaux, golden puppy
dogue de bordeaux, golden puppy, puppy classes: It s very unusual for a dog to develop a fear of something for no reason at all. Generally, SOMETHING has to have occurred to make the dog fear the object, person, sound, etc, although the reason may NOT always be clear to US. Did you take Vincent to puppy...

Dogs: season, shih tzu puppy, closet shelving
shih tzu puppy, closet shelving, female dogs: I am pleased you are planning ahead. it varies widely, but most female dogs have their first season sometime the second half of their first year. Pets have traditionally been spay/neutered at 6 months, nearly always in time to avoid the mess, risks, and...

Dogs: shedding and weight, brewers yeast, internal parasites
brewers yeast, internal parasites, hormonal disorder: Hi Alex, You should have your dog examined by a veterinarian. Weight loss and coat or skin problems can mean many things, ranging from internal parasites to a hormonal disorder, with plenty of possibilities in between. Until you know what exactly is...

Dogs: sick puppy, sick puppy, vetmed
sick puppy, vetmed, yorkie: Hi Lisa, If you can t get the IV into your dog, continue to give him frequent drinks of Pedialyte (as often as hourly sips), and contact your vet as soon as the office opens tomorrow. These might be helpful: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/dog_fluids.aspx...

Dogs: simply schnauzer forum, url thanks, nameservers
url thanks, nameservers, page doesn: Interesting way to get ahold of me G The Forum may be down for 24 hours as Tania just switched the nameservers that determine which service hosts the Forum site. It just depends on how quickly the new server update its stuff, but expect for sure that...

Dogs: small 6 pound puppy, signs of fatigue, shelley davis
signs of fatigue, shelley davis, pound puppy: Hi Bobbi, Thank you for writing to me about your 6 lb JR Terrier/Chi X. Both breeds are high energy, especially the JR Terrier. Your dog will need a lot of exercise..playing ball, frisbee, taking long walks (but not in hot weather), and running around...

Dogs: Timid Lab Puppy, lab puppy, favorite toys
lab puppy, favorite toys, own pace: Is she any better about going out the back door and around the house? You could try what often works with a puppy that doesn t want to walk on lead, dropping behind it and running by in baby steps calling Go, go, go! In a happy, excited voice. Avoid...

Dogs: Training, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training
gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training, carol lea benjamin: No stranger can train your dog to obey you. You must be trained. 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...

Dogs: Front teeth nibbling, front teeth, bedspread
front teeth, bedspread, saliva: Does she need her own appropriate toys to chew on? Is she bored? Does she need more exercise? When she starts chewing on anything you don t want her to chew on, you should re-direct her to something appropriate. (Instead of saying, No, don t do that,...

Dogs: How can I tell if my puppy is a pit bull mix?, boxer beagle mix, pit bull mix
boxer beagle mix, pit bull mix, rhodesian ridgeback: It actually looks like a Rhodesian ridgeback cross more than a boxer or a pitbull,and maybe mixed with mastiff-but definatly Rhodesian Ridgeback,which is a type of hound.They are very loyal,but like hounds can be,they are stuborn.The blockyness of the head...

Dogs: toilet training, chocolate labrador, playful puppy
chocolate labrador, playful puppy, toilet training: If her instinct for cleanliness survived her neglect, a crate would be a big help at night and when you aren t around. I think the plastic ones give the dog more of a safe, enclosed den feeling. They are harder for dogs to open too. Metal ones can be put...

Dogs: training a husky not to run off, responsible dog owner, serious training
responsible dog owner, serious training, two choices: You have two choices, the way I see it. 1. You keep the dog on lead so that she CAN T run off. 2. You do some serious training to teach her to reliably respond to you when she s off lead. This is no easy task and takes a long time and a lot of patience....

Dogs: trimming claws, vetmed, little bits
vetmed, little bits, visuals: Basically, just sliver off little bits of nail until you start to see a color change. Here is a good site with visuals to help you: http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/dog_nails.aspx If you grind the nails, the dog will tell you when you are getting close...

Dogs: What type of dog is this?, sled dog breeds, american kennel club
sled dog breeds, american kennel club, malamute breed: Hi Kim, From the picture you sent, it looks like the dog has a whole lot of one of the sled dog breeds (Malamute and/or Siberian Husky) in him. Today, there are essentially two different kinds of Alaskan Malamutes. One line is referred to as the M...

Dogs: urinating in cage at 6months old/size of dog, german shepherd puppy, housebreaking problems
german shepherd puppy, housebreaking problems, natural instincts: Hi, this is Chris. Due to the overwhelming number of emails I receive pertaining to housebreaking problems, I have composed a standard response which I hope will deal with your housebreaking issue(s). If not, please feel free to email me again and give me...

Dogs: urinating problem, solid gold dog food, cran max
solid gold dog food, cran max, cranberry pills: Hi Ann, Cranberry will help but won t treat a UTI, there really aren t any substitutes for the prescription medication your dog needs. I forget the size of your dog, usually 250mg given 2 times a day is sufficient to help maintain good bladder health....

Dogs: urinating problem, urinary tract infection
urinary tract infection: Hi Ann, Dogs with UTI are usually given antibiotics, so you you probably need to wait until your dog can be seen by your vet. You should know that most urinary tract and bladder infections commonly occur in alkaline urine (urine with a high pH), diets...

Dogs: Vicious Dogs next door, frick and frack, vicious dogs
frick and frack, vicious dogs, those dogs: Maybe I should have clicked on the This is out of my expertise button. Perhaps the 11 year old has all the brains in the family. I am afraid the authorities aren t going to do anything until somebody gets hurt. Any idea who carries their homeowner...

Dogs: Weird water crazy dog, solid gold dog food, food protein
solid gold dog food, food protein, skin allergies: Hi Rachel, Of course I remember you. I hope Eddy is doing well on the Solid Gold dog food. For reasons you may never know, your dog just really enjoys getting water from a bottle! It s not too unusual for dogs to develop these kinds of habits. Many...

Dogs: Worms?, dogs and puppies, heartworm disease in dogs
dogs and puppies, heartworm disease in dogs, infections in dogs: Worms are very common with puppies, and even older dogs can get them. She needs to be de-wormed with medication available from your vet. Left untreated, these parasites will indeed cause her to become malnourished over time. Heartworm preventative medicine...

Dogs: walkies, cabin fever, inoculation
cabin fever, inoculation, best of luck: Hi Rose, If your veterinarian has recommended waiting a full two weeks before taking your dog outside, then that s the person you need to be listening to here. Here is a web site with lots of ideas of how to exercise a dog indoors, that might be helpful:...

Dogs: walks, growth plates, exercise routine
growth plates, exercise routine, stamina: There is no should to walking a dog. Puppies shouldn t be on a heavy exercise routine until their growth plates have closed, but after that, it is whatever feels good to you, as long as you build the dog s stamina up gradually. Years ago, when we were...

Dogs: He wont come, come when called
come when called: Hi Nicky, Until Jesse is reliably trained to come when called, you shouldn t be letting him off the leash. Using a long length of rope, or an retractable leash are good ways of giving him a little extra room to roam, while still having control over him,...

Dogs: ???, therapy dogs, breast cancer
therapy dogs, breast cancer, flu: Most dogs are boneheads and insensitive to each other, and if in a pack , some will try to eliminate the old and infirm and often gang up on that individual. However, that said, some dogs are what I call nurses , and are extremely responsive to other dogs...

Dogs: Yellow Lab skin irritation, veterinary dermatologist, thyroid disorder
veterinary dermatologist, thyroid disorder, thinning skin: Hi Lynn, Treating the itch, is treating the symptom. It doesn t do anything to cure the underlying problem, or even identify it. You should definitely get a second opinion on your dog s skin problem. If he s having a problem, such as a thyroid disorder,...

Dogs: Yorkie, sneezing in dogs, respiratory tract infection
sneezing in dogs, respiratory tract infection, acl injury: Hi Pam, If your dog wasn t sneezing because of her toothpaste before her ACL injury, then she wouldn t be sneezing from the toothpaste after. Excessive sneezing in dogs is usually caused by allergies, infections, foreign bodies, or tumors. The same household...

Dogs: Yorkie with Dandruff, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, dandruff problem: Hi Kimberly, Thank you for writing to me about your Yorkie s dandruff problem. I apologize for the delay. I had a terminal dog that I had to attend to and have euthanized and was unable to get to your question. Thank you for your understanding. I...

Dogs: my yellow lab puppy has hair loss, yellow lab puppy, cause hair loss
yellow lab puppy, cause hair loss, pedigree puppy: Hi Illari, There are many diseases and conditions which can cause a dog to lose hair. Some of these may be considered normal, others can indicate a serious disease is present. Your pool s chlorinated water could make your dog sick if she drank enough...

Dogs: yorkie poo, anal gland
anal gland: Hi Sharon, It s possible your dog is having an anal gland problem. A dog s anal glands are normally expressed during defecation, but sometimes enough fluid is retained and then problems can occur. Some conditions can cause swelling in these glands like...

Dogs: young dog, ddfl, husky mix
ddfl, husky mix, urinary tract infection: Assuming the dog does not have any type of urinary tract infection, what you describe sounds like submissive peeing. Here is some information on how to deal with this issue: http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/submissive-uri.pdf http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/SubmissiveUrination.pdf...

Dogs: My 11 week old male Lab, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, anyform: he is still too young to attend a class, but not to learn his place in the pack. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

Dogs: my 11 year old dog, oral antibiotic, bumb
oral antibiotic, bumb, spider bite: I would recommend keeping close eye on it; if it has pus, there is definately an infection of some sort. Could be a spider bite or something. Can you call the vet and ask them to prescribe an oral antibiotic, if you cannot afford for the vet to look at the...

Dogs: 13yearoldcollie, citi healthcard, vet clinics
citi healthcard, vet clinics, vet visit: Hi Cathy, The foamy yellow stuff your dog is throwing up only means her stomach is empty. By itself it s not a symptom of anything more. Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. There s no way to diagnose your dog on your own, and nobody over...

Dogs: 2 1/2year old weeing, professional strength, odor eliminator
professional strength, odor eliminator, medical reasons: First, take him/her to the vet to rule out any medical reasons (the most common reason). Second, clean the area with a professional strength odor eliminator (purchase as a local pet store). Third, if there is nothing medically wrong with the dog, go back...

Dogs: My 2 yr old black's eating habits., overweight dogs, food dish
overweight dogs, food dish, big mouthful: Rapid eating is typical of Labs. There are not one, but 2 easy, tested, effective ways to control rapid eating. You can spread the food out on a cookie sheet or something. Some of my friends just throw it on the floor of the crate. You can put large rocks...

Dogs: My 2 yr old male, neutered yorkie, male yorkie, last thing at night
male yorkie, last thing at night, bowel movements: You need to return to Housebreaking 101 . If he doesn t have a crate, get one and use it. He must be crated at night, or whenever he cannot be watched. Put him out first thing in the morning, after he eats and wakes, after he plays, and last thing at night....

Dogs: 3 week old pups, dawn dishwashing detergent, flea comb
dawn dishwashing detergent, flea comb, flea treatment: Fleas are no one s idea of fun - but they are an inevitable part of caring for a beautiful dog. Unfortunately, fleas are all the more troublesome when a mother dog passes them on to her puppies. Because young puppies aren t strong enough to withstand the usual...

Dogs: 3 yr old yorkie pooping in house, housebreaking, 5 months
housebreaking, 5 months, stains: You may need to practice traditional housebreaking techniques; while the dog is 3 years old, your home and lifestyle is new to her. Here are some documents that may provide help: http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/Housetraining.pdf ...

Dogs: My 4 month old puppy., neuter programs, unwanted litters
neuter programs, unwanted litters, low cost spay neuter: Dear Katie, Thank you for writing to me about your dogs. I am wondering why you are breeding these dogs? A professional breeder is very experienced and familiar with basic issues like how old a dog has to be before it can breed a litter. When people...

Dogs: 6 mo old Black Australian Shephard, Akita, Lab Mix? and Spay, iverhart, australian shephard
iverhart, australian shephard, heartworms: I am just not sure on the pill after surgery. When I have been late with heartworm rememdy, my vet says not to worry, the heartworms won t develop that fast, go ahead. If you are already 2 weeks late, I would wait until Monday and talk to the new vet about...

Dogs: my 8 1 /2 year old min pin (stiff neck), arthritis treatments, proper diagnosis
arthritis treatments, proper diagnosis, healthcard: Hi Vivian, I ve answered almost 4000 AllExpert questions, I m sorry but I don t recall my response to Jessica. Whatever problem her dog was having doesn t mean your dog is having the same problem. This is a really poor way of providing your dog with the...

Dogs: Acne Medication Poisonous?, poison control center, acne medication
poison control center, acne medication, benzoyl peroxide: Hi Kristin, If ingested, Benzoyl Peroxide may cause toxic effects. It can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. You need to call all a poison control center, and emergency room, or your regular vet for advice. If your regular vet s office is closed,...

Dogs: Adding Puppy to home with 9 year old dog, introducing new puppy
introducing new puppy: Hi Jen, I m sorry for the recent loss of your Beagle/Bassett. If your surviving dog is generally good with other dogs, she probably will get along with a puppy after the normal period of adjustment. If your dog isn t well-socialized, or has a history...

Dogs: Aggressive Boston Terrier, aggression problem, obedience class
aggression problem, obedience class, problem dogs: I think the best way to fix this is to find a really good trainer,and by that I mean one that has delt with problem dogs and not just an obedience class.So the best thing to do,will be to call every trainer in your area,explain to them the situation and write...

Dogs: Anxiety in miniature schnauzer, health food store, miniature schnauzer
health food store, miniature schnauzer, rescue remedy: What you could try is something called Rescue Remedy and can be bought at any health food store.It is a natural product,but helps calm the nerves-and what you do is put a few drops on a treat about 20 minutes before you need for it to set in.Also whenever...

Dogs: adopting, jack russell terriers, good dogs
jack russell terriers, good dogs, best bet: German Shepherds are usually good with other dogs,and animals in general,though some males can be pushy-so a female would be best As to were to find one,it depends on what city you live in-my best bet would be your local shelter,as shepherds are usually...

Dogs: aggresive dog, proper animal care, animal ordinances
proper animal care, animal ordinances, yard dogs: Hi Jason, Yes, it s totally possible for your neighbor s dog to be rehabilitated, and trained out of it s aggressive behavior. The problem is, it doesn t sound as though your neighbor has the inclination to do so. Your best bet as far as safety for the...

Dogs: aggression in 5 year old dog, unneutered males, subtle movements
unneutered males, subtle movements, old dog: Well, let me start by saying I’m not trying to “cop out” on an answer to you. But, these are, after all, animals and they don’t think or reason the same way people do. We can’t always know what they are thinking or why they react a certain way because they...

Dogs: aggressive dog, territorial aggression
territorial aggression: Hi Theresa, It sounds like your dog has territorial aggression towards people. My guess is he s a bossy little dog that s very used to getting his way, which is why he freely gets aggressive towards friends and family members. You re just lucky that he...

Dogs: Bathing dog after neutering, border collie mix, dread locks
border collie mix, dread locks, neuter surgery: Hi Marie, Congratulations on getting a dog! You are correct, a dog shouldn t be bathed 7-10 days after his neuter surgery. You can give your dog a dry bath by sprinkling him with baking soda. Rub it in, then brush the baking soda from his coat with...

Dogs: Behavior - acting out, long periods of time, exercise pen
long periods of time, exercise pen, kong toy: A dog, particularly one who is still more puppy than adult, can get bored when left for long periods of time... and a bored dog will always find something entertaining to do. The only way to really keep him out of trouble is to get him a large crate or exercise...

Dogs: Behavioral problems, cocker spaniel, crate train
cocker spaniel, crate train, refresher training: Unfortunately, I do not have any guesses on the WHY he is doing this; since he s still young, almost a puppy at a year, I would reinstitute a housebreaking regimen and do some refresher training with him. http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/Housetraining.pdf...

Dogs: Behaviour Problems, puppy housebreaking, behaviour problems
puppy housebreaking, behaviour problems, going to the bathroom: Hi Alexandra, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s housebreaking issues. 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...

Dogs: Biting Shih Tzu, obedience class, anal glands
obedience class, anal glands, natural instincts: The second part is easy. Most likely it is his anal glands or perhaps worms. The vet can take care of it, or you could start with a groomer. While I do all I can to encourage adoption, the truth is, shelter dogs often come with some baggage from their...

Dogs: Border Terriers, barking
barking: Hi Lara, Puppies, (no matter the breed!) need more frequent attention than adult dogs, and can t be left alone all day long. Most puppies do not have much bowel or bladder control until around 4 months of age. A good way of judging the length of time a...

Dogs: Bowel Incontinence in older dog, bowel incontinence, tile floor
bowel incontinence, tile floor, bowel management: Hi Wiatt, I realize you didn t actually ask a question, but I have another piece of info you might find helpful: http://www.handicappedpets.com/mediawiki/index.php/Bowel_management_in_incontinent_pets Containing your dog to the kitchen is a good...

Dogs: Broken Blood vessel in ear, broken blood vessel, ear flap
broken blood vessel, ear flap, elizabethan collar: If this is a hematoma, as it sounds like, the fluid will continue to build for a time, and eventually it should dissipate on its own, but it will most likely leave the ear drooping and crinkled rather than upright and smooth. You should put an Elizabethan...

Dogs: barking, standard poodle, spamblocker
standard poodle, spamblocker, annoying problem: What wilol often curb this annoying problem would be to ignore him for ten minutes before going out,and also ten minutes after you come home.Now,you can still take him outside during these times but no petting or attention at all.This way he won t think it...

Dogs: why my bed, jacquelyn, couple hours
jacquelyn, couple hours, best of luck: Hi Jacquelyn, If your dog isn t as house trained as he needs to be, you shouldn t be giving him the run or your home when you can t be supervising him, or when you leave the house. When you leave your home, your dog needs to be crated. Best of luck,...

Dogs: behavior, aggression, vacuum
aggression, vacuum: Geting him done will greatly reduce aggression,esp this type of problem.Another thing would be to find a trainer that can come to your house and see what is going on,and it won t be cheap but is the best way to go,as a trainer based on what they see,they will...

Dogs: behaviour problem, doberman puppy, dog obedience training
doberman puppy, dog obedience training, mouth games: Hi Suraj, Your puppy is acting like a normal, healthy puppy that hasn t been trained to behave otherwise! If your puppy bites, and breaks the skin, wash the area well with soap and water. If your puppy has had all his inoculations, you aren t in danger...

Dogs: birth, neuter programs, unwanted litters
neuter programs, unwanted litters, low cost spay neuter: Hi Samantha, Thank you for writing to me about your dog in labor.. I am wondering why you are breeding these dogs? A professional breeder is very experienced and familiar with basic issues like locking. When people breed their dogs and are not knowledgable,...

Dogs: biting, miniature daschund, obedience
miniature daschund, obedience, ankles: Here s a bunch of articles related to puppies, once specifically on nipping: http://www.hsmo.org/m_obedience/puppyissues.swf http://www.hsmo.org/m_obedience/behavior/puptrain.html http://www.hsmo.org/m_obedience/behavior/pupnip.html http://www.hsmo.org/m_obedience/behavior/pupstage.html...

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

Dogs: boxer, male boxer, wet food
male boxer, wet food, lean side: Boxers are one of the breeds that often refuse to eat enough to avoid being on the lean side. Eukanuba is a good enough food that even if his ribs show a little, he should be fine. Feed him what Eukanuba he will eat and let well enough alone. Many people...

Dogs: boxer aggression, tiggers, feeding time
tiggers, feeding time, best solution: The best way to deal with this is with a trainer that can come to your house and see this problem first hand,and show you the best way of dealing with it-as this can be dangerous,but a trainer can correct it.A trainer is the best way as they can see possible...

Dogs: boxer - swim, dog swimming
dog swimming: Hi Jill, It s true, not every dog knows instinctively how to swim, and some can’t swim at all. I think if your dog willingly goes into the water, you can help her learn how to swim. It might be helpful if you got your dog a canine life vest. This will...

Dogs: my boxers behavior, boxer puppy, puppy issues
boxer puppy, puppy issues, male boxer: It is quite possible that getting your new puppy has given your older dog something new to focus on and pay attention to, but this is normal. A dog would naturally find another dog more interesting than a human. As far as fixing this, it requires consistent...

Dogs: breading pugs, breeding dogs, heat cycle
breeding dogs, heat cycle, dog breeding: Hi Abby, You could be right, the male dog, because of his age, may not know what he s doing. Put the female on a lead and let her straddle your lap so she is sideways from you. Have someone bring the male around to the business end and encourage...

Dogs: breeding, akc registry, registration eligibility
akc registry, registration eligibility, shitzu: Hi Becky, If you want to, you can register the CKC male dog to the AKC by using the AKC s Foreign Dog Registration Application: http://www.akc.org/pdfs/foreign.pdf Once the male is registered, you can register any litters he produces to the AKC. AKC...

Dogs: Cat and dog together?, baby gates, best buddies
baby gates, best buddies, indoor cat: Hi Kemp It s possible for a dog and cat to at least tolerate one another, though they may never be best buddies. Most of how well your two pets will get along depends on your ability to be consistent in their training and supervision. Introducing an...

Dogs: CHF and heart disease in american eskimo dogs, american eskimo dogs, kennel cough
american eskimo dogs, kennel cough, haert: hiya stephanie the medication for CHF helps the heart beat more regularly and keeps the dogs blood flowing but your dog may have died from the CHF but did not die from not giving him his medication. dogs with CHF have a sort life span but older dog...

Dogs: Change in behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, false pregnancy: I would give her a little more time to settle back down from her heat. It is quite common for the personality to change, becoming quieter, but more dominant. Keep a good eye on her. If you catch her in the act, give her as sharp Ah, ah, ah! to interrupt...

Dogs: Chewing Monster, american pit bull terrior, pit bull terrior
american pit bull terrior, pit bull terrior, american pit bull: Dogs chew as a stress reliever... and sometimes just for fun if they get bored. This dog needs to be trained to a crate, and he should be crated when he cannot be watched. It s rather hard to get into trouble when in a crate! I don t think I would give...

Dogs: Chihuahua Heat?, bladder infection, false pregnancy
bladder infection, false pregnancy, intact male: Yes, she could be in season; bitches can sometimes have silent heats where they do not bleed. You need to contact your niece and find out when this bitch was last in season and when she is next due. Most bitches come in every six months or so. A false pregnancy...

Dogs: My Chihuahua is Stubborn, pee pee, strict supervision
pee pee, strict supervision, bathroom area: Hi Susan, I guess you moved your dog s pee-pads once too often. It s best to choose a location, not move it, for this very reason. The solution to your problem isn t a quick one. It involves the same strict supervision your dog required as a puppy:...

Dogs: Chino - pit bull, itching, hair loss
itching, hair loss: Hi Janet, The Benedryl can be helpful in suppressing the itch, but it isn t treating whatever is causing the itch. Pit bulls are prone to skin problems that are not common to other dogs. Pit bulls often suffer from recurring problems such as rashes, hives,...

Dogs: Choosing a dog, heidi hi, male puppy
heidi hi, male puppy, behavior tip: Hi Heidi, There are good breeders, and there are bad breeders. A good breeder wants the puppy to have a great home and would accommodate your wish to bring your dog to see which puppy gets along with her the best. The breeder may ask to see your dogs vaccination...

Dogs: Corgi Chewing Everything!, pembroke welsh corgi, buying toys
pembroke welsh corgi, buying toys, mental stimulation: I know you do not want to hear this, but crate her at night in your bedroom. when you go to sleep you like to be in your bed right? well this is the dog s bed. As long as she is in the room with you she is fine. You can not allow her to roam free because the...

Dogs: Where to Crate a new puppy at night, light sleepers, night question
light sleepers, night question, cockapoo: hiya just keep doing what your doing but u could put a blanket over her crate and record yourself calling him/her and talking to eat other and iit could take up to 3 months to make him/her stop barking and whining during the night please rate...

Dogs: Cushing's Disease, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, canine allergies: hiya dog actually need fish oil and flax seeds and borage oil in one capsule the borage oilis a fatty acid and fatty acids must be supplemented to the dog s diet and Fish oil has shown positive benefits in helping pets with disease. Fatty acids are among...

Dogs: calcium depletion, calcium depletion, calcium tablets
calcium depletion, calcium tablets, low calcium: Low calcium is rare. Is this something a vet diagnosed? If so, did he suggest anything? Too much calcium for a puppy can cause problems with using what it needs. I certainly would never give a puppy extra calcium unless ordered bya vet and even then, I...

Dogs: carpet breaking my dog, outdoor carpet, homemade remedies
outdoor carpet, homemade remedies, grassy spot: Perhaps it would be easier to teach her to use another area than teach her not to use that area. Choose a command and spot you want her to use. Choosing a non grassy spot will avoid brown spots later. When you think she needs to go, take her to the spot...

Dogs: charging other dog, male dogs, two dogs
male dogs, two dogs, 7 months: Hi Lynn, When you walk your two dogs together, tell your younger dog No! , while giving him a sharp tug on the leash the minute he goes after your older dog. Your dog needs to learn to listen to you, and also not to attack the other dog. Best of luck,...

Dogs: chewing, flower pots, moral conscience
flower pots, moral conscience, wood flower: If your dog is suffering from Separation Anxiety (SA) it will need Behavior Modification to help him get over it, and it sounds like he does or is on his way. he is not getting even by chewing up your stuff, dogs chew, dig, and/or bark to cope with anxiety,...

Dogs: chewing that just doesnt stop!!, kong toys, pit mix
kong toys, pit mix, tug of war: If he s only in his crate for about 3 hours, then he certainly isn t in there overly long. He really doesn t need to have any blankets or cloth of any kind in there; after all, dogs are quite comfortable laying on tile and hardwood floors, so they don t have...

Dogs: chihuahua, ddfl, urination
ddfl, urination, couple days: The urination when you get close to her would indicate submissive urination; the urinating when she gets excited is something else. These documents may offer some help: http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/submissive-uri.pdf http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/SubmissiveUrination.pdf...

Dogs: Is my corgi puppy growing too much?, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, obedience training: it is quite normal to have most of the adult size by 5 months. His growth should be slowing and leveling off now. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily...

Dogs: crested skin questions...., powder puff chinese crested, flea allergies
powder puff chinese crested, flea allergies, skin questions: Hi Amie, If your dog is a The Powder Puff Chinese Crested, it can be bathed every 2 to 4 weeks, the hairless version needs a bath at least once a week. It s possible you ve been over-bathing your dog, if you re seeing signs of dry skin. The red bumps...

Dogs: crying!, doggy day care, house dogs
doggy day care, house dogs, minute sessions: Hi Selena, At 8 weeks old, your puppy is just a tiny baby. There s no use in using the spray collar on him, it will only traumatize him. He s simply too young for that training method to be effective. Spray collars shouldn t be used on a puppy under 6...

Dogs: cut pad, betadine, piece of glass
betadine, piece of glass, warm water: It may be that your dog needs some stitches to close up her pad. Only your vet can determine that. I certainly would want her on some antibiotics if she were mine, and wrap up the foot to keep it clean and prevent her from licking it. (Betadine is not edible....

Dogs: Diarrhea-Puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: For the diarrhea, I would go back to the the vet. Since it reoccurred, he may want to try a more aggresive treatment. At 6 months, she is old enough for an obedience class. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Dogs: Digging, inflated balloons, rude surprise
inflated balloons, rude surprise, short memory: You are probably right on when you say the problem is due to boredom. The perfect solution would be to find some way to keep her challenged during the time you are away from home. Behaviors that occur away from our presence are extremely hard to correct....

Dogs: Dislocated leg of a pomeranian., large breed dogs, dislocated joints
large breed dogs, dislocated joints, hip dysplasia: Hi, Joann, First of all, it never hurts to get a second opinion, the same we would do if a doctor told us we needed some kind of expensive procedure. Most vets are happy to do this if you explain your reason for wanting one. Secondly, as I state in...

Dogs: Distended Belly - Weight Loss, shelley davis, beagle mix
shelley davis, beagle mix, pitt bull: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. The first thing that comes to mind is Cushings Disease. A distended belly is one of the symptoms as well as a desire for increased water. It is imperative that your dog be examined by a vet and...

Dogs: MY DOG ATTACKS ME, water bottles, water bottle
water bottles, water bottle, full speed: Hi Laura just to tell you water bottles are useless but if your dog gets onto the couch say NO loudly and pull him off the couch with his collar but never hit your dog because that makes them wont to bite here are a few tips: If your dog won t...

Dogs: Dog afraid to go outside, leah walking
leah walking: Hi Dee, An electronic collar isn t something you should be using on your recently adopted dog. You can plainly see it isn t working, so you should stop using it immediately, as it can cause a host of behavioral issues. Anytime a dog arrives in it s...

Dogs: Dog Bark, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training
gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training, carol lea benjamin: Try acting upset when people come around. Perhaps recruit a friend the dog doesn t know. Make a fuss, yelling about it. There are many books you could read without a trainer. Try to find ones teaching positive methods. Look for one of these: The...

Dogs: Dog Behavior, weird habit, good habit
weird habit, good habit, siberian husky: What I suspect is that she is staking her claim to you by sitting on you -- this is mine! I would suggest implementing some of the suggestion in the following documents. While it s cute now, as she matures, she may decide she doesn t want to let anyone...

Dogs: Dog insecurity, abandonment issues, stupid woman
abandonment issues, stupid woman, spca: The only thing that I personally feel will help is time. He s had 4 years of bad experiences; he s not going to get over them soon. As time goes by and he sees that he has a forever home with you, he should eventually relax about some things. How quickly...

Dogs: Dog mourning, time heals all wounds, french bulldog
time heals all wounds, french bulldog, enrichment techniques: Hi Sarah, I m sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. Your surviving dog is no doubt going through a period of mourning, this is as hard on him as it is on you and your boyfriend. Just as you may have done when your dog was a puppy, you need to go...

Dogs: Dog peeing on my stuff!!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: She is trying to let this new interloper know where she stands in the pack. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank...

Dogs: Dog pooping in the house, frequent opportunities, heartworms
frequent opportunities, heartworms, cockapoo: Hi April, It might be that Gabby s former owners may not have known she was infected with Heartworms, not that they were withholding the info from you. When a dog can t seem to control it s bowels, and her bowel movements just slip out when she s walking...

Dogs: Dog has scabs and sores, mule team borax, topical flea treatment
mule team borax, topical flea treatment, wholesale pet supply: Hi Maria, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s skin problems. Giving your dog a flea bath on top of the topical flea treatment would be overkill and dangerous for your dog s immune system. To prevent fleas include a product in your dog s food...

Dogs: Dogs, is getting two dogs from the same litter a good idea, dog breeders
is getting two dogs from the same litter a good idea, dog breeders, finding a good dog breeder: Hi Emily, I m really glad to read that you value and have benefitted from my response to your first two questions. I look forward to seeing your compliment reflected in your rating of me. :-) As far as breeding questions go, I really defer to reputable...

Dogs: Dogs fight each other, mini schnauzer, two dogs
mini schnauzer, two dogs, apparent cause: Could be some protective issues between the two dogs; both may be competing with each other for the attention of your wife. You mention that the two dogs will stare at each other before the ruckus. That may be your clue that something is about to happen,...

Dogs: My Dogs in heat..., health food store, neuter programs
health food store, neuter programs, low cost spay neuter: Hi Mikah, Thank you for writing to me. If your dog continues to throw up then she must be seen by a vet. If you suspect a urinary tract infection and it s been going on for awhile then she likely will need antibiotics to prevent it moving into the kidneys...

Dogs: Dominant Female, bull mastiff, obedience class
bull mastiff, obedience class, natural instincts: You could try giving her a stern Ah, ah, ah! , and making eye contact until she breaks it. There are cases where highly experienced dog owners can t make 2 females get along. You might want to try a behaviorist. Find one that uses positive methods....

Dogs: Dominant Female, two females
two females: Hi Dena, Having two female dogs is often more problematic than having a male and a female, or two males. Dogs fight for many reasons and the most common, especially in dogs of the same sex, is a dispute over their status in the family pack Dogs...

Dogs: Dominant Female, bull mastiff, pack leader
bull mastiff, pack leader, dominant female: I think the best way to solve this problem is to muzzle both dogs,and then let them sort it out,because it has to be done or they will continue to fight,but the muzzles prevents injury.I have used this many,many times and once they know what dog is alpha it...

Dogs: Dominant Female, bull mastiff, 2 females
bull mastiff, 2 females, pack leader: The two dogs who are fighting are confused as to which one is dominant. I ve got 2 females and I always pet the same one first, and that same one gets their food first and eats in the spot closet to the back door. If one of them growls at the other, they get...

Dogs: Dominant Female, Volunteer Dog Trainer, NYC Dog Trainer
Volunteer Dog Trainer, NYC Dog Trainer, NJ Dog Trainer: Hi Dena, I found your question floating in the Question Pool. I might like to answer it, but before I do I need to know if you will agree to read and rate my response within three days of my answering your questions. I need to know this in advance, because...

Dogs: Dominant Female, bull mastiff, pack leader
bull mastiff, pack leader, dominant female: I have heard that getting a male dog will change this I personally have never heard this, and I would not rush into adding another dog to the family. I m not sure this is something I can help with through email; you may want to consult a trainer in...

Dogs: dalmations, dalmatian puppy, dalmatian breed
dalmatian puppy, dalmatian breed, enormous stamina: Hi Shawn, No, Dalmatians do not typically have anger problems, but without proper training and human leadership, where the person clearly tells the dog that he is not in charge and that fighting is an unwanted behavior, the dog may become aggressive....

Dogs: dandruff, bristle brush, hound glove
bristle brush, hound glove, meat protein: Dry skin and dandruff can be due to many reasons. It could be dietary, shampooing too much (or not enough), thyroid issues, or parasites, such as Cheyletiellosis (dander mites or walking dandruff). Be sure your puppy is on a good-quality diet such as Eagle,...

Dogs: my daschunds first heat, intact dogs, female dogs
intact dogs, female dogs, heat cycle: Hi Kevin, You should most definitely keep your dogs separated during your dog s heat cycle. If you are intending to breed your dogs, you should know that female dogs should not be bred before their second heat cycle. If you have no plans on breeding...

Dogs: dashchound, drs foster smith, pearl millet grain
drs foster smith, pearl millet grain, dick van patten: If you just got this dog, you probably would do well to have her examined by your vet to start her off on a good health regimen. The vet should be able to give you a better idea of her age than I; usually they can tell by how worn the teeth are. The following...

Dogs: dew claws, dew claw
dew claw: Hi Patti, Dogs who retain their dew claws can have problems with them, as they can catch on things. When a dog s dew claws become swollen or inflamed, the dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian. Until your dog can be examined by your vet, keep...

Dogs: diarrhea, bland diet for dogs, virus worms
bland diet for dogs, virus worms, intestinal parasite: Hi Mutyaa, Sorry, I thought pepto bismol might be available in Indonesia. Do you have access to Imodium AD? The dose is 1ml per four pounds two times a day (every 12 hours, if it s needed). One word of caution using Imodium...if there is any vomiting,...

Dogs: dog, removing ticks
removing ticks: Hi Marvin, Here s how to remove ticks from a dog, no matter the age: Put your puppy in a comfortable position. Ask a friend or family member for help in distracting your puppy, or just to hold him to keep him still. Use a tweezers or commercially available...

Dogs: my dog, fish oil, skin disease
fish oil, skin disease, vet: hiya jenny702 im not sure about your dog not being able to stand up but give her fish oil in her food and bring her to the vet because this could be a skin disease and she is getting weak and thats why she couldnt stand up but definitly bring her to the...

Dogs: My dog, animal attacked dog
animal attacked dog: Hi Colton, If your dog was just attacked, you should clean and flush the wound with plenty of soap and water for several minutes, and then apply an antibiotic ointment. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after. You should definitely...

Dogs: dog allergies, miniature pincher, dog allergies
miniature pincher, dog allergies, baseball game: mg is a measure by weight. Your directions are meant for the standard capsules that contain 25 mg. If you have liquid, it should give mg per ml. I am a chemist and I have taught math. What you want to do is divide the mgs by the mg/ml. Body weight in...

Dogs: dog behavior, pit bull mix, dog obedience class
pit bull mix, dog obedience class, crate training: What i think will work is to find a trainer that can come to your house and see what problems she is having,some dogs need medication,while others need some other adjustment-and trainers can show you how to correct such problems,and usually medication is a...

Dogs: My dog Jake, Over stimulated dog, dog arousal
Over stimulated dog, dog arousal, dog behaving aroused: Hi Ryan, Thanks for sending me your question here at AllExperts. I do think you ve asked your question seriously, as I ve seen what you re describing before and it s not uncommon. First, I m wondering if your dog Jake is neutered? If this behavior...

Dogs: My dog keeps jumping the fence, pet fence, little ease
pet fence, little ease, ebay: actually there is a pet fence that you can get and if he goes past the wire he gets a little shock i have to for my dog and he got a shock twice and hasnt went past the wire in a year it dosntharm them and you can find information on www.petsafe.net or you...

Dogs: is my dog in labor?, internet help, millie
internet help, millie, best of luck: Hi Millie, Perhaps your dog has already had her litter! When you really need to know something important, you should call your veterinarian rather than waiting for a response from an internet help line. A drop in temperature usually means the dog...

Dogs: dog with poison ivy, posion ivy
posion ivy: Hi Millie, Though it s more rare than in humans, yes a dog can get posion ivy on the lightly haired areas. You can apply 100% pure Aloe Vera gel to the itchy areas, it s safe if your dog licks it off, but if you apply the gel just before going out...

Dogs: my dog is pooping blood just blood, shelley davis, playful self
shelley davis, playful self, horrible accident: Hi Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss of your dog and for his suffering. Your vet should have taken the puppy in and put him on fluids and intravenous antibiotics. I would try to find a better vet in the future. Additionally, I think that you need...

Dogs: my dog is pregnant, dog pregnacy
dog pregnacy: Hi Amelia, A dog s pregnancy lasts 63 days on average. If you know when your dog was bred, you can get an estimate of when she s due to whelp (give birth) by using this dog gestation calculator: http://www.askabreeder.com/Dog+Gestation+Calculator When...

Dogs: my dog is pregnant , and i don't know when she is due, whelping puppies, oral thermometer
whelping puppies, oral thermometer, pregnancy calculator: Hi Hailey, A dog s pregnancy lasts for approximetly 63 days. To estimate when your dog became pregnant, you d need to know when she was bred. If you know that, you can use this Dog Pregnancy Calculator to estimate when the puppies might be born: http://www.askabreeder.com/Dog+Gestation+Calculator...

Dogs: dog runs away, barbed wire fence, dog obedience class
barbed wire fence, dog obedience class, rasberries: Hi Brianne, Some dogs are one person dogs , while other dogs happily go to anyone or everyone. This can be because of breed, or simply the individual dog s temperament. You are correct, your dog does need to listen to your son and husband too! A good...

Dogs: my dog is scared, dog society, tug of war
dog society, tug of war, pack leader: Hi Mike, Dogs are like people, some people are shy sensitive and some are bold and fearless, with 100 personality possibilities in between. It sounds like your scared dog is sensitive and submissive in nature. That s why rough play and loud noises...

Dogs: Could my dog be suffering an allergy to barley?, kennel cough, dog kennel
kennel cough, dog kennel, barley: Dogs can be allergic to absolutely anything, just as we can be. Expressing an allergy as a cough is a bit more unusual for a dog, however, as usually their allergies are expressed through skin issues, complete with itching, scratching, and licking, but they...

Dogs: dog is vomiting, april x, last nite
april x, last nite, anythin: hiya the first thing u need to do is to make her drink something or she will get dihydrated and then rap her up in blankets and if she gets worse take her straight to the vet as it could be serious hope this helps and please rate my answer thanks...

Dogs: dogs, national referral service, neuter programs
national referral service, neuter programs, low cost spay neuter: Hi Tina, There s a very good chance the dog could become pregnant after a single breeding. If the female dog is yours, and you don t want an unplanned litter of puppies see your vet within the next week. The pregnancy can be terminated if it s done...

Dogs: dogs, shelley davis, hi mary
shelley davis, hi mary, males and females: Hi Mary, Thank you for writing to me about your Lab. Even though he s been neutered, when a female goes into heat, both males and females are effected. It can create tension, fights, distraction etc. I always urge people to spay/neuter their dogs. ...

Dogs: dogs breeding, breeding
breeding: Hi Jamie, The average female bleeds for 7-10 days before beginning standing heat, or her fertile time. However, it is normal to spend anywhere from 2 to 21 days in this non-fertile bleeding period. Once the blood begins to decrease in volume, the female...

Dogs: dogs and cats, german shepard mix, prey drive
german shepard mix, prey drive, dogs and cats: Probably the best you can hope for is some desensitization, but I would never leave your dog and cats alone, unsupervised. It s sounds like your dog has a high prey drive and it is almost, if not totally, impossible to totally eliminate that drive from a...

Dogs: My dogs and their health., perianal fistulas, vaginal hyperplasia
perianal fistulas, vaginal hyperplasia, infectious lesions: Hi Lydia, Sorry I misunderstood your question. At least as far as Rabies goes, many communities offer really low cost vaccine clinics at different times during the year. This can be anywhere from as little as $3-$10 per dog. I know when affording food...

Dogs: dogs with sore jaws keeping them from eating, sore jaws, dislocated jaw
sore jaws, dislocated jaw, bad teeth: The shaking is most likely a pain reaction. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian to determine if this is from bad teeth that need to be pulled or if she may have a dislocated jaw... or even some other issue. Personally, I would take her to a veterinary...

Dogs: Elderly dog, baby aspirins, buffered aspirin
baby aspirins, buffered aspirin, joint pain and stiffness: Hi Graham, Have you tried giving your elderly dog buffered aspirin? Buffered aspirin has good anti-inflammatory effects that also help reduce pain and swelling. For a 20kg dog, the dose would be 3/4 adult buffered aspirin or 3 baby aspirins. That said,...

Dogs: Excessive ear wax - itcy ears, raw food diet, excessive ear wax
raw food diet, excessive ear wax, boosting immune system: Yes, if you are looking for MEDICAL information, such as boosting immune system, you should certainly contact someone else. I make it very plain in my profile and other places that I am not qualified to address questions of a medical nature. Check to see...

Dogs: eating, green beans, early evening
green beans, early evening, pit bull: Hi Ann, It could well be the heat. It s not uncommon that a dog will refuse food when it s very warm. Are you using French cut green beans? Most dogs seem to prefer this type of green bean. Even though it s hot outside, increasing your dog s daily...

Dogs: Face, tooth problem, best of luck
tooth problem, best of luck, allergic reaction: Hi Lisa, It s hard to guess at why your dog s face is swollen, it could be a gland, an allergic reaction, or a tooth problem. If it s been going on for more than two days, you should have your dog examined by your veterinarian. Prompt medical care...

Dogs: Fearful about everything!, dog behaviorist, apdt
dog behaviorist, apdt, boarding kennel: Hi Miranda, Your dog is carrying a lot of emotional baggage from it s previous living situations. He needs professional help to be reconditioned out of his current behaviors. Your best bet for helping your dog lies with getting professional help. You...

Dogs: Feeding, lurcher dog, hunger strike
lurcher dog, hunger strike, gravey: hiya joy i had h the same problem with my dog his best friend died a few months ago and he never ate so i brought him to the vet and she said he was depressed but he was as playful as ever so i tried every food u can think of and i found out something i ...

Dogs: Feeding, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, fresh meat: I would cut out the meat and switch to an adult kibble. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds early, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able...

Dogs: Fighting dogs, fighting dogs, male dogs
fighting dogs, male dogs, social interaction: Yes, getting them fixed should help. It is less cruel than allowing the sexual frustration you are forcing on them while still intact. Fixing them alone likely won t cure the problem. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the...

Dogs: First heat, heat cycle, two dogs
heat cycle, two dogs, c sections: Hi Kate, Thank you for your question. No dog, of any breed should be bred before her second heat cycle. You are correct, Chihuahua pregnancy and delivery can be difficult. Because of the potential problems, it is often recommended only experienced...

Dogs: First period, miniature schnauzer puppy, blood stains
miniature schnauzer puppy, blood stains, fatal infections: Don t bathe her or let her swim, it can lead to infections. You can buy sanitary garments for dogs, but many get byusing childrens training pants. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She...

Dogs: FOOD & TRAINING, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, puppy food: I would suggest a class. That would give her a chance to learn to stay on task around other dogs. 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...

Dogs: Distended Belly - Weight Loss, glucose strips, urine glucose
Dogs: Distended Belly - Weight Loss, glucose strips, urine glucose, excessive thirst

Dogs: What to feed my great dane, bone development, great danes
Dogs: What to feed my great dane, bone development, great danes, great dane

Dogs: ITCHY PAWS IN DOG, claritin d, claritin
Dogs: ITCHY PAWS IN DOG, claritin d, claritin, walmart

Dogs: What to feed my great dane, puppy chow, dry dog foods
puppy chow, dry dog foods, feeding a puppy: Most likely the best thing is to stick to what the breeder is feeding to 4 months if it is a dry puppy chow. Then switch to an adult chow making sure it has less than 1.5% calcium by analysis, not guaranteed minimum. You should be feeding a puppy chow now....

Dogs: feeding guide, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, chappie: I can t say. I have no experience with it. All the lower priced foods including Hills get solidly bashed by the Starbucks crowd. They claim the additives in Bakers lead to hyperactivity. If you are seeing that or other problems, you might try Chappie...

Dogs: femal st. bernard, female, nipple size
female, nipple size: Hi Teri, The nipples on a female who has not yet had her first heat are quite small, but they swell with the first heat and never return to puppy size . If a female dog has been bred and is pregnant, then about 35 days after the mating the nipples will...

Dogs: Getting my first bulldog, english bulldog, obedience classes
english bulldog, obedience classes, housetraining: Well a good thing to get befoire you bring the puppy home is a crate-it s a safe place for him,plus the best way of housetraining.And what you do in regards to that,is to keep him in there most of the time,and slowly let him out more as most dogs like to keep...

Dogs: German Shepherd, female german shepherd, behavior tip
female german shepherd, behavior tip, puppy dog: Hi Rachel, Older dogs who like companions, should have companions. I can t say what s right for you or Jenna. As long as Jenna isn t aggressive with dogs that visit your home, the chances are pretty good that she will get used to a new dog you welcome into...

Dogs: Glucosamine Tables - Administration, money question, glucosamine
money question, glucosamine, processing system: An interesting question I haven t seen before. I had an older Lab I was giving glucosamine to. I would think if the tablets weren t disolving, I would have seen them when I was cleaning up her stools. Since no one person can ever have enough experience...

Dogs: Great Pyrenese Puppy, closet shelving, vet visit
closet shelving, vet visit, wire rack: It may just be taking him a little to adjust. Usually they are very active for a while and then crash. A vet visit is always a good idea. If you have any medical records see when he had his first shots or a DLCPP combo. Call the vet and schedule a visit...

Dogs: Guessing my dog's mix, mixed breed dogs, breeding dogs
mixed breed dogs, breeding dogs, many generations: Hi Crystal, It s hard to figure out what dog breeds some dogs are a mixture of. Many dogs are not the product of two purebreds that have mated. It s entirely possible that Matilda is the product of several generations of mixed breed dogs breeding. ...

Dogs: goldendoodle 5 month, obedience classes, spray bottle
obedience classes, spray bottle, quiet time: I think the best way to correct this is to take her to obedience classes-as a trainer can see how she is acting,and the best method that will work on her,as each situation/dog requires something different. And as for Turid Rugaas I have read both My dog...

Dogs: How to make my good dog better, pit mix, losing hair
pit mix, losing hair, haunches: APDT stands for Association of Pet Dog Trainers...

Dogs: House Training, crate train, housebreaking
crate train, housebreaking, basenji: I would suggest following traditional housebreaking techniques; he s still young, and for all you know, has only been a housedog for the 3 weeks he s been with you. http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/Housetraining.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/retrain-dog.pdf...

Dogs: House Training, maltipoo, wits end
maltipoo, wits end, crate training: I am not sure what happened to your original question. When you send a question to somebody, it stay in their list of pending questions until they respond to it. If not answered or something in a few days, you get reminders. If still not answered, it becomes...

Dogs: House training - Yorkie, natural inclination, o clock
natural inclination, o clock, housebreaking: I m not clear on something - So my problem is from 5 - 10pm and weekends when she is in the house with me. So does this mean the dog is outside all the rest of the time? If that is so, then this is counter-productive. The dog has no reason to understand...

Dogs: Husky, shelley davis, golden puppy
shelley davis, golden puppy, siberian huskies: Hi Lauren, Thank you for writing to me. I love Siberian Huskies and have had two of my own. They definitely have strong prey drives so if you are concerned about having a young puppy in the house I would ask that you consider getting a young but mature...

Dogs: hand stripping, german wire haired pointer, wire haired fox terriers
german wire haired pointer, wire haired fox terriers, haired fox terriers: Boy, I don t know that you would have much of a business since most of those stripped are show dogs, and most people who show stripped breeds either do it themselves or have their handlers do it for them. Most pet people are totally uninterested in having...

Dogs: How to handle a velcro dog, cockapoo, rehoming
cockapoo, rehoming, velcro: Rehoming is traumatic to a dog. He may have been in a home with no other dogs. Indulge him with the attention he wants to reassure him. Perhaps play some fetch with the 2 of them. If he won t leave you to chase the ball, keep throwing it for her and give...

Dogs: heat cycles, spayed dogs, cancer tumors
spayed dogs, cancer tumors, staffordshire terrier: Hi Jeff, Not all dogs have the same time duration in-between cycles. The actual cycle last approximately 3 weeks, but the amount of time in between cycles can vary from 6 months to 9 or 10 months. Your dog would have gained the most health benefits...

Dogs: help!, puppy's diarrhea
puppy's diarrhea: Hi Lola, You didn t say if your puppy is acting normally, eating, drinking, vomiting, running a fever or acting lethargic. Diarrhea in puppies can take range from a soft pile to a jet of water, and just about everything in between. If your puppy...

Dogs: housebreaking yorkie poo, house training
house training: Hi Donna, Prevention is a very important point when working on house training. Until your puppy is more reliable, you need to supervise her more. She shouldn t ever be out of your sight, which allows her to have an accident. Keep your puppy on her...

Dogs: ID tags, pet id tag, cart tags
pet id tag, cart tags, petsmarts: Hi Julia, Congratulations on getting a dog! You might find ID tags at Walmart, I don t know if they will have the engraved metal kind. Many hardware stores, and farm supply stores also make ID tags. Even though you re not near a PetSmart or any similar...

Dogs: Inflamed Paw, epsom salts, paper toweling
epsom salts, paper toweling, antibacterial soap: First of all, I wouldn t do any walking with him until this clears up. Soak his foot in epsom salts three times a day for about 10-15 minutes, then wash (and rinse) it well with an antibacterial soap. Dry the foot well with paper toweling, and then apply...

Dogs: ITCHY PAWS IN DOG, corn starch, allergy problem
corn starch, allergy problem, blood work: I never heard of it and many would be aghast at the idea of corn fixing an allergy problem. Try it. I think it works on people. Has your vet done any blood work to identify the specific allergen or even tried some of the limited ingredient diets? How...

Dogs: JAUNDICE, yellow eyes, gums
yellow eyes, gums, veterinarian: A dog with jaundice will have yellow eyes (the white part), yellow gums and skin. This is a serious symptom of something else that is going on in the dog, and if your dog has jaundice, he must be seen by a veterinarian immediately to determine WHY he has that...

Dogs: Jake, obedience class, unwanted behavior
obedience class, unwanted behavior, overstatement: Get him back from her as soon as possible. A few alpha rolls shouldn t traumatize him for life, but they are a bad idea as you have apparently learned. There is a lot of overstatement when it comes to dogs. If not already, have him neutered as soon...

Dogs: jack russell terrier and itching, jack russell terrier, bacterial skin infections
jack russell terrier, bacterial skin infections, allergy medication: Hi Lesley, You didn t say if your dog itches year round or if it s seasonal, or if you ve ruled out fleas. Fleas cause most the allergic reactions in pets. You also didn t say if you ve had your dog examined by a veterinarian, or if a your veterinarian...

Dogs: kelly, my greyhound mix, puppy housebreaking, greyhound mix
puppy housebreaking, greyhound mix, creature of habit: Hi Josie, Thank you for writing to me. Below is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. The section about how to crate train is what I want you to focus on. It is imperative that you restrict and prevent so you dog can form good habits. Good luck. ...

Dogs: Lab mix, neuturing, occasional accident
neuturing, occasional accident, halti: There s two ways you can correct this-one is when he is on lead and is jumping like this snap the leash done and and say off and this method works the best.But the other one is to stand there and keep your arms crossed,and keep turning away from him and...

Dogs: Lola & Mickey, poodle cross, diligent supervision
poodle cross, diligent supervision, bull mastif: Hi Karen, Any dog can breed with any other dog. Do not rely on two dogs size as a deterrent to breeding! Is there another family member, or does your son have a friend who can house his dog until Lola s heat cycle is finished? Could you kennel his dog...

Dogs: labrador, labrador puppy, closet shelving
labrador puppy, closet shelving, crate train: This is a common problem. I have included what has worked for us for every one of at least a dozen puppies under my discussion of a crate in a list of things I think will help those with a new puppy. Usually we settle in a 7 week old and it sleeps half the...

Dogs: litter of pugs, litter size
litter size: Hi Michelle, Congratulations on your impending litter! The only person who can tell you how many puppies Sassy is carrying, is your veterinarian. X-rays can be taken, and fetal skeletons can be visualized at about 45 days into pregnancy. A Pug...

Dogs: MACE/PEPPER SPRAY, mace pepper spray, agressive dogs
mace pepper spray, agressive dogs, burning sensation: It causes the dog temporary blindness, shortness of breath and a burning sensation until its effect wears off. It is normal for most dogs to roll on the ground and rub their eyes in an attempt to remove the spray from the facial area. The painful, irritating...

Dogs: Messing in the wrong place..., pet stain remover, sausage dogs
pet stain remover, sausage dogs, sausage dog: The first thing to check when an otherwise house trained dog starts urinating in inappropriate place *IS* medical. Make sure that neither one has anything medical going on, bladder infection, etc. It is possible that one can t help himself and then the other...

Dogs: MIN PINS AND PLAYMATES, vet costs, pack animals
vet costs, pack animals, miniature pinschers: I am not that familiar with miniature pinschers, but all dogs are pack animals and most dogs do enjoy having a bunk mate in the house. The best combination is one of each sex, as long as both (or the bitch anyway) are neutered. If one gets two of the same...

Dogs: Mini-Daschund Question, obedience class, doxie rescue
obedience class, doxie rescue, drill sergeants: I would carefully crate her when you can t watch her. Accidents and damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the dog. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for anything except its own toys. In a quiet, but firm...

Dogs: maltease gum illness, gum infection, tin food
gum infection, tin food, dog biscuits: hiya actually i didnt no about mine either i only found out she had gum disease when i brought her for a check up in the vet so they actually dont show signs that they are in pain oh and im so sorry to here about everything u have been going through...

Dogs: maltese, finicky eater
finicky eater: Hi Yumitsi, If your dog s only symptom is that she won t eat, then she s probably not sick. In the summer when it s warm (or hot) many dogs just feel much like eating, just as many people do. Stop feeding your dog your human food. For one thing,...

Dogs: maltese dogs nose, soft palate, household chemicals
soft palate, household chemicals, maltese dogs: Hi Connie, You can dab a little Olive Oil on the rough areas of your dog s nose. You could also apply Chapstick or a little bit of Vaseline. If nothing seems to clear it up or if the roughness becomes worse or spreads, you should have your dog examined...

Dogs: min pin pregnancy, yellow bile, false pregnancy
yellow bile, false pregnancy, intact males: Years ago I did take our first Lab to the vet. It was only a false pregnancy. If you were very careful to keep her away from intact males, it is unlikely she is pregnant. The throwing up worries me. It could mean an infection. If things don t clear up...

Dogs: mini daschund training, boarder collie, dachshunds
boarder collie, dachshunds, dachshund: Hi Kareen, It s not really a bad thing that your puppy isn t catching on as to how climb the stairs. As you may know, Dachshunds are be prone to back problems from their elongated backs (especially as they grow older). It s best to avoid letting them jump...

Dogs: miniture chnauzers in general, fatty tumors, ol gal
fatty tumors, ol gal, thin side: Fatty tumors are fairly common in many dogs as they get older. I don t know if it is an individual thing or a genetic thing, but the dogs I have been more careful to keep *slightly* on the thin side throughout their lives seem to have fewer of them as they...

Dogs: Why must I spay my dog, spayed female, neuter programs
spayed female, neuter programs, unwanted litters: Dear Sone Thank you for writing to me about your dogs. The worst fights between dogs are usually between females. Bitches that aren t spayed are dealing with surging hormones. Spaying them might help calm them down so please take her advice and spay,...

Dogs: Neck stretching, abcessed tooth, tooth problems
abcessed tooth, tooth problems, two dogs: Usually when they are doing something like this they are trying to sniff some part of their anatomy that they cannot reach. Any lumps or bumps? Has he been checked for ear infections or tooth problems? Those would be the two places I would check out first......

Dogs: Negative behaviour-Puggle, home accidents, small food
home accidents, small food, going to the bathroom: Hi Sara, Knowing your dog isn t fully house trained, means making it a point to get your dog outside fairly frequently, even if he doesn t ask to go outside. Sectioning your dog off from certain rooms is great, when it comes to protecting furniture,...

Dogs: Neutered Dog Humping, neuter, out of the blue
neuter, out of the blue, dominance: Neutering reduces humping not because it reduces interest in sex, but because it reduces interest in dominance. Your friend may have been signaling him she was higher ranking than him. Picking him up could be part of the problem. He was signaling her he...

Dogs: New Dog/Old Dog, female whippet, neutral location
female whippet, neutral location, meal time: My feeling is to take the new dog to a neutral location, that is, a place where your present dog does not regularly go, such as at the end of your street, or a park, parking lot, etc. Bring your old dog to that place where the new dog is waiting and have...

Dogs: Nibbling and Biting human toes, shih tzu puppy, open toed sandals
shih tzu puppy, open toed sandals, adult teeth: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting, they...

Dogs: my new dog, long time
long time: This is very common,and sometimes takes up to four days or more before they take a drink or go to the bathroom- forcing them to try and drink will only make it worse,the best thing to do is just to a couple of water bowles around the house.Once she settles...

Dogs: new mommie, mommie, new mother
mommie, new mother, puppies: Since she is a new mother, she should be in with the babies, keeping them warm and well-fed, not being allowed to run around the house looking for a new place to set up housekeeping. And that is exactly what she is doing... looking for a better place to keep...

Dogs: my new pup, puppy chow, recovery diet
puppy chow, recovery diet, bland diet: The best thing is to withhold food for 24 hours. Unless you knew what it was eating and carefully continued it, the sudden change in food would be enough to cause the upset stomach. After 24 hours, start a bland diet. If a dog is having trouble keeping...

Dogs: nipple discharge, Breast discharge
Breast discharge: Hi Lisa, Breast discharge is not part of a dog s heat cycle. If your dog is having breast discharge, she s either late term pregnant, is having a false pregnancy (a hormonal condition), or is having a mammary infection (which can be life threatening)....

Dogs: Old Australian Shepherd, bladder infection, frequent opportunities
bladder infection, frequent opportunities, lavish praise: Hi Mary, Because your Australian Shepherd is 14 years old, before assuming her problem is solely because of the new living situation (which it might be) you should have her examined by your veterinarian to rule out a bladder infection. Once a medical...

Dogs: Older Dog with a New Puppy, female german shepherd, behavior tip
female german shepherd, behavior tip, puppy dog: Hi Rachel, Older dogs who like companions, should have companions. I can t say what s right for you or Jenna. As long as Jenna isn t aggressive with dogs that visit your home, the chances are pretty good that she will get used to a new dog you welcome into...

Dogs: old dog, new kitten, mini schnauzer, household member
mini schnauzer, household member, stress reaction: This could very well be a stress-reaction because of the new household member. I would certainly crate him at night or when you are gone, and then revisit housebreaking 101 to remind him what is expected of him. Sometimes dogs just need a reminder of the...

Dogs: my overly protective Scottie, obedience classes, best bet
obedience classes, best bet, yelps: If he s not neatured,getting him will greatly reduce agression-and often stops it all together.This is around the age when hormones kcik in The second thing to do would be to enroll him in obedience classes,a trainer can show you how to correct such problems,and...

Dogs: Play Fightinig?, male boxer, two dogs
male boxer, two dogs, doberman: Sounds like it might be a dominance thing,and often once they sort it out,it will stop on it s own.And what you can do is muzzle both dogs,so they can sort it out,without hurting each other-this doesn t sound overly serious at this point,but the muzzle thing...

Dogs: Pooping in crate, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Hi Margaret, You didn t say how long ago you adopted the dog. You can expect even house trained dogs to have accidents in their new homes, until they adjust to the change. Is the crate you purchased the correct size? A crate should only be large enough...

Dogs: Poor Appetite, pregnacy diet
pregnacy diet: Hi Phani, Congratulations! It sounds like your dog is pregnant! It s not at all unusual for dogs to get the same kind of morning sickness many women experience in the early stages of pregnancy. It s different with every dog, but some dogs do better...

Dogs: Potty Training, downstairs bedroom, english bulldog
downstairs bedroom, english bulldog, diet help: I am not sure dogs understand the difference between outside and little used rooms. First, keep the door to that room closed as much as you can. Used closed doors and perhaps gates to keep her in the same room as you. I even have a short chain fastened...

Dogs: Potty Training, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, maltipoo: Hi Patricia, Thank you for writing to me. 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 back to basic puppy housebreaking,...

Dogs: PREDISONE GIVEN TO A 3 LB YORKIE, intercostal muscles, cardiac arrhytmias
intercostal muscles, cardiac arrhytmias, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Hi Judy, If you think your dog is having a reaction to the Prednisone , or if it isn t working as well on your dog as you think it should, contact your veterinarian. There are other medications which may be better tolerated or work better to help your dog...

Dogs: Prong Collar & Aggressive Behavior Towards Husband, dog obedience classes, lakeland terrier
dog obedience classes, lakeland terrier, prongs: I think you can try to remove one of the prongs,if it just fits,then it should be ok if you can get it on him without too much of a struggle Now as for the way he is acting towords your husband,what you do is have your husband randomly give him small treats,so...

Dogs: Puppies Health, old english mastiff, internal parasites
old english mastiff, internal parasites, diligent attention: Hi Jen, I doubt the grass has caused the diarrhea. She would have to eat an awful lot lot of it. Some dogs vomit after eating grass (and some don t), that would be more likely than diarrhea. Is your lawn being treated with any chemicals or pesticides?...

Dogs: Puppies for sale?, collie club of america, neillsville wi
collie club of america, neillsville wi, cedar falls iowa: Hi Sarah, I can t tell you if the following breeders have the color dog that you re looking for. Dogs can have puppies of several colors in a given litter, so you d need to see who has what color puppies. The following are all breeders that are registered...

Dogs: Puppy Freaking Out in her Crate, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Such a sudden change at that age is unusual. I am afraid I may not have a good answer. I would skip the bedding for now. If she hasn t been spayed yet, it could be part of the flaky behavior proceeding coming into season. Talk to the vet. There could...

Dogs: Puppy Potty Training, obedience class, queensland heeler
obedience class, queensland heeler, natural instincts: That seems to be a little young to be challenging your leadership, but it could be. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

Dogs: Puppy stealing cats food, cat biscuits, raw carrot
cat biscuits, raw carrot, dog biscuit: ok i see your problem cat food dosnt have the right nuritions for dogs so you could do this. My three dogs, ranging in ages from 5 to 9, absolutely love their cat food and they have it every day, all day if they want! Its never done them any harm because...

Dogs: Puppy and work help, german shepherd puppy, suitable time
german shepherd puppy, suitable time, housebreaking: A half hour would give time for a potty break, meal, and a little play. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the...

Dogs: My pet is shivering and seems scare., long walks, hearing sounds
long walks, hearing sounds, pooing: Something is stressing this dog out. It most certainly could be because you are suddenly not around as much as you used to be. Dogs, particularly older ones, do NOT like change in their lives. Be sure to give her some quality time when you are around......

Dogs: my pitt bull just started using the bathroom in the house, st johns wort, dog appeasing pheromones
st johns wort, dog appeasing pheromones, pet stains: First thing to check with inappropriate elimination is medical. Have your dog checked by a vet to make sure she doesn t have an infection or any other problems. Then, clean the area completely with a professional strength odor eliminator (one designed for...

Dogs: my pomeranian, unwanted litters, breast tumors
unwanted litters, breast tumors, heat cycle: Hi San, Most dogs have a heat cycle twice a year, every six to seven months. However, this can vary, and some dogs only cycle once a year while others come into season on a quarterly basis. Unfortunately, it s not something you can mark on your calendar...

Dogs: pooping in house, confinement area, indoor dog pen
confinement area, indoor dog pen, containment area: Hi Todd, You can contain your dog by using a dog crate, or a couple of childgates. There are also indoor dog pens, such as these: http://www.nextag.com/indoor-dog-pen/shop-html If you use a dog crate, size matters. You don t want it so big that the...

Dogs: potty/chewing, puppy housebreaking, doxen
puppy housebreaking, doxen, piece of furniture: Hi Hayley, Thank you for writing to me about your 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 back to...

Dogs: potty training, sister chloe, sibling
sister chloe, sibling, half hour: Smaller dogs may need 2 meals all of their life. Sahaha may do better if you walk her around when you take her out. Exercise stimulates elimination. Other activity such as fetch may work too. Just give her a chance when she starts sniffing around...

Dogs: pregnant dog having problems, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Kendra, You need the help of a veterinarian, not an Internet help-line. I d say you re having an emergency, so please don t delay in getting your dog the help she needs. In the future, if your dog is having an medical emergency, don t waste time looking...

Dogs: Over protective at home, doorbell 2, doorbell ring
doorbell 2, doorbell ring, miniature schnauzers: Hi Penelope , Many dogs react strongly to the sound of the doorbell, and from there things go down hill really fast. By the time you might arrive at the door to answer it, your dogs may already be in such a lather that they can t think straight! You might...

Dogs: pug breeding, neuter programs, unwanted litters
neuter programs, unwanted litters, low cost spay neuter: Hi Cara, Thank you for writing to me. Is there some particular reason you are breeding your dogs? Most professional breeders are very experienced and breed to fine tune the lineage of the breed. They have all the facts, years of experience and usually...

Dogs: pugs, color of puppies
color of puppies: Hi Kathy, You can breed your Pug to any Pug, no matter the color. Litters will contain both fawn, black and even silver puppies. Usually, darker colors are dominate over light colors. To have a better idea of how many black puppies would be born to...

Dogs: puppy bowel movement, puppy chow, bowel movement
puppy chow, bowel movement, bowel movements: If the bowel movements are relatively soft, I would get back with your vet. The worming may not have done the job, or there could be another problem. If the stools are well formed and firm, they may just be being too active to make it overnight. The...

Dogs: my puppy lab 2.5 months is having trouble breathing, blue gums, bloated stomach
blue gums, bloated stomach, beijing china: It sounds to me as though you were sold an unhealthy puppy, and you should contact your breeder for a replacement (or your money back). At the very minimum, the breeder should guarantee the puppy s health for a few days after you bought it. Get a letter from...

Dogs: puppy mill dog, housebreaking a puppy, obedience course
housebreaking a puppy, obedience course, puppy mill: Ok, look at it from the dog s point of view... she s having fun, but then when she does come to you or you actually catch her, you put her in a crate. Why would she want to come to you? If she doesn t have a reliable recall (won t come when called), she...

Dogs: puppy and older dogs, obedience classes, small dogs
obedience classes, small dogs, big dogs: Big dogs and small dogs do NOT go together! It is natural for puppies to play wildly, and the pomeranians could easily be hurt. I would keep them separated until the puppy is a bit older and settles down more. (You should have gotten an older puppy... and...

Dogs: My puppy is throwing up, loose stools, puppy food
loose stools, puppy food, bland diet: First of all, anytime one changes foods, it should be done s l o w l y, over a period of several days to a couple weeks, depending on the dog. Doing that too quickly will guarantee that most any dog will have some sort of digestive issues... diarrhea, vomiting,...

Dogs: puppy training, confident adult, distractions
confident adult, distractions, pup: At 6 months old, it s quite normal that you would have difficulty keeping your dog s attention on you. Puppies that age are very curious; it s good that you are socializing her well. She will be a confident adult dog. Any exercises that you teach her...

Dogs: My puppy wont stop chewing on my shoes, child proofing your home, puppy issues
child proofing your home, puppy issues, ounce of prevention: I understand completely about bringing the dirty shoes/boots inside. Instead of just leaving them on the doorstep, can you place a large tub, bin, box, receptacle there to store the boots in? Anything of that nature would keep her from having access to them....

Dogs: our puppy wont walk, staffordshire bull terrier, t rush
staffordshire bull terrier, t rush, string cheese: Try taking some super-delicious, super-special treats along, like string cheese, hot dogs, cooked chicken. Keeping her focused on you and the goodies may take her mind off whatever is scaring her. Go for short walks at first, holding the treats in front...

Dogs: puupy growth, hip dysplasia, ecsca
hip dysplasia, ecsca, rear legs: The shaking has to do with static and kinetic balance, and this is often seen in the front legs when a (growing) puppy is sitting. It is more unusual in a standing dog. The line of support, or balance, in the legs should be straight down the center of the...

Dogs: Rash on my dog possibly caused by wasp sting, aloe vera gel, wasp sting
aloe vera gel, wasp sting, pure aloe vera gel: Hi Steven, A rash isn t a typical symptom of a bee or wasp sting. Maybe it s a reaction from the sticker bushes as you suspected. You can try dabbing on some Witch Hazel or 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel. If the rash doesn t seem to get better in a day or...

Dogs: Rat terrior spots, rat terriors, rat terrior
rat terriors, rat terrior, liver spots: Since your dog is a bit young for old-age liver spots, this could be some sort of fungus, or the results of allergies or thyroid issues. If you see any other changes, or if you are really concerned about this, you should probably see your vet. If you want...

Dogs: Rottweiler pup, hi amy, lay person
hi amy, lay person, rotti: Hi Amy, Dogs don t lie about how they feel. If you ve seen your puppy acting lethargic, and not her self, that s a big clue that she s not feeling well. It s impossible to have a lay-person accurately diagnose your puppy over the Internet. Your dog is...

Dogs: rescue dog skin, pug a poo, vet care
pug a poo, vet care, will most likely need: Hi Valery, You and your neighbor did a wonderful thing by taking in this small dog and getting him the care he desperately needed! There are plenty of people who will adopt a special needs dog. Have potential adopters fill out an adoption application....

Dogs: rescued dogs, Demodectic mange
Demodectic mange: Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the puppies in! If you aren t seeing obvious signs of flea infestation, there s a pretty good chance the puppies are infected with a microscopic mite, called Demodectic mange. This mange strikes puppies from three...

Dogs: Sacks in stool?, shih tzu bichon mix, loose stool
shih tzu bichon mix, loose stool, whimpers: hiya anthony this could be very serious dont trow out the sack wash it and bring her and the sack to the vet immerdiatly or she could have worms and has she mated with a male in the last few weeks hope this helps please rate my answers thanks...

Dogs: Schnauzer, sleeping arrangements, fortnight
sleeping arrangements, fortnight, fairness: My feeling is that, in fairness to the dog, the whining, barking and sleeping arrangements are things that can be addressed after you ve decided whether to keep him or not. If he ends up going back to his present owner, there is no need for you to embark...

Dogs: Shi-tzus losing clumps of hair daily, shi tzu, shih tzu
shi tzu, shih tzu, skin problem: I think your Shih Tzu has a skin problem. I have had our Shih Tzu for 10 years and we have never found one piece of hair around the house. I would have it s skin checked by the vet. There might be something lacking in it s diet that is causing the shedding....

Dogs: Our Shiba Inu, weight loss
weight loss: Hi Joe, Has your veterinarian recommended any exercise for your dog? Many dogs with joint problems actually benefit from moderate daily exercise. Exercise programs should be tailored to the dog’s current state of health, so talk to your vet about which...

Dogs: Shih Tzuh Constipation, itty bitty pieces, canned pumpkin
itty bitty pieces, canned pumpkin, green pieces: hiya debra there is actually a medicine u can get. my dog had sort of the same thing she hadent pooped in about 2 weeks so i called the vet and she told me to go to a pharmacy aka (chemist) and get a liquid medicine called epes ands salts (i may not have...

Dogs: My Sib. Husky, healthy dogs, rich food
healthy dogs, rich food, dog food: Maybe exactly what you are. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog...

Dogs: Skin Irritation on neck of Boxer, boxer brindle, parasite infestation
boxer brindle, parasite infestation, thyroid problem: Hi Lisa, Between the sore on your dog s neck, the paw licking, and thinning of hair, your dog has some significant symptoms. You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. Your dog might be having a thyroid problem, allergy, or parasite infestation....

Dogs: Skin probs, flea bites
flea bites: Hi Rachel, It s hard to guess at why you re seeing the fleas in your new place. They can hop on while walking in the common areas of your apartment, if another tenant has a pet with fleas they re in the building, hitch a ride on you, or even be left over...

Dogs: Sloughi Problems, everynight, bladder
everynight, bladder, sloughi: Confine the dog to a crate at night and she won t be able to potty on the carpet. Use a good enzyme cleaner to throroughly clean that area of the carpet to remove any odor that may be there, and try to keep her away from that spot as much as possible. Also,...

Dogs: Socialization and bolting, socialization, bolts
socialization, bolts, puppy: It is tough, but the best thing is to refuse to let people give your puppy any attention unless it is sitting quietly right from the start. That may require better people skills than I have. Dogs are much easier to control than people. You could do the...

Dogs: Stomach Noise, bloated abdomen, diet change
bloated abdomen, diet change, unexplained weight loss: Hi Sarah, I can t diagnose your dog. Because your dog has had some weight loss, the sounds might not be the normal grunts and grumbles of her stomach in the digestive process. Gastric dilatation and volvulus syndrome (GDV) also known as bloat , occurs...

Dogs: Sudden Paralysis of hind limbs., ligament tear, shelley davis
ligament tear, shelley davis, born diseases: Hi Sushant, Thank you for writing to me. I am very sorry for the suffering that your dog is going though. My immediate thought was tick born diseases, especially Lyme. I do not know your location so perhaps ticks are not an issue but the symptoms you...

Dogs: saying goodbye is not pleasent, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It could be leadership. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top...

Dogs: season, spayed dogs, cancer tumors
spayed dogs, cancer tumors, future heat: Hi Sharon, You can expect your dog to come into season, or have her heat cycle twice a year on average. This lasts for 21 days, which is also on average. Just like humans, a dog s period can be longer or shorter, and change in duration and the flow from...

Dogs: shitzus, shitzu puppy, sick dogs
shitzu puppy, sick dogs, mental balance: If your garden is fenced to keep sick dogs out, you can go ahead right from the first. The period between 6-12 weeks is a dangerous time. One sniff where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months can bring on parvo or another life threatening disease....

Dogs: shnauzer peeing, submissive urination
submissive urination: Hi Marianne, Because of your dog s high strung, nervous nature he may be having some submissive urination when he s anticipating somebody s homecoming. This is not a house breaking or discipline issue. It s a reflexive action that he has no control over....

Dogs: sleepless yorkie, female yorkie, going potty
female yorkie, going potty, puppy: I think if you get her in the routine of going back in her crate at night,she will get used to it-I think if you keep on putting her back in the crate and ignoring her is the best way to go,and do this every night and it will no longer be an issue with he...

Dogs: spay neuter, wild dog, small stones
wild dog, small stones, sexual behaviour: In a case like this where opinion is so divided, I often say talk to your vet. I don t like trying to tell a professional his business. I find the advantages of waiting past 6 months minor and the proof of them weak. I also support those saying earlier...

Dogs: spaying, chiuahuah, australian sheperd
chiuahuah, australian sheperd, neuter: If you are going to have both sexes in the house, the bitch should be spayed. It will prevent her from coming into season, keep her healthier in the long run, and will keep the male a bit calmer, plus prevent accidental breedings. If you really want peace...

Dogs: st bernard, heat cycle, strenuous efforts
heat cycle, strenuous efforts, big hassle: I think the evidence for waiting is weak. However, in many cases it is just as well to go with your vet. Having a female go through a heat cycle is a big hassle, the mess, behavior problems, risks, etc. Many dog owners aren t prepared for the strenuous...

Dogs: stopping play biting, bitter apple, special toys
bitter apple, special toys, fresh cuts: Hi, Cherith, I am truly surprised that the older dog doesn t let the younger one know when enough is enough. I can only assume that, although the bites leave marks, they must not be painful enough to warrant a correction. Most dogs, regardless of their...

Dogs: Territorial, teritory, better hope
teritory, better hope, funny guy: hiya alina your dog feels tretend that your are spending time with ur new bf so he is marking his teritory just get your bf to spend time with your dog and play with him and he will feel better hope this helps and please rate my answers thanks again...

Dogs: Type of Dog, little mutt
little mutt: It looks like a cute little mutt to me, but the picture really isn t good enough to see much of the dog... such as what the tail looks like and how it is carried, the length of the dog s body and length of leg, etc. I can see, however, that the dog has an...

Dogs: teaching come, obedience class, flat collar
obedience class, flat collar, leather leash: 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 the 4...

Dogs: How to tell, flea allergy dermatitis, pomeranian breed
flea allergy dermatitis, pomeranian breed, collapsing trachea: Hi Jillian, Actually, 5 weeks is much to early to take a puppy from it s mother and litter-mates! Puppies of that age have only just been weaned, and still have a lot of valuable socialization skills to learn from their moms. It s a really pity your neighbor...

Dogs: I think my dog is in labor right now!, whelping
whelping: Hi Dacia, A temperature drop down to 97-99 degrees Fahrenheit and held for two readings taken twelve hours apart signals impending delivery within the next 12- 24 hours. A fluctuation in temperature is very normal, usually there will be a dramatic drop...

Dogs: toilet training dog at night, toilet training, feeding time
toilet training, feeding time, bowels: If her stools are soft, have the vet check her and clear up what is causing it. When she makes her last trip out at night, make sure she walks around to stimulate her bowels to empty. You could try moving her last feeding. If earlier doesn t help,...

Dogs: my toy minpin, storm before the calm, dog obedience class
storm before the calm, dog obedience class, nilif: Hi Jennifer, Princeton has some dominance issues, which is why he goes after your husband. It would help Princeton if you would treat him a little more like a dog, and less like a child. When he learns his proper place in the pack , he will be less...

Dogs: turkey, thanksgiving leftovers, turkey bones
thanksgiving leftovers, turkey bones, commercial dog food: Hi Bob, Whomever told you not to feed your dog turkey, is wrong. Turkey is a perfectly wonderful source of protein for dogs, and as you ve noted, it is an ingredient in many commercially made dog foods. Generally, the warnings about turkey are referring...

Dogs: UTI's/puppies, schnauzer puppy, small accidents
schnauzer puppy, small accidents, bladder stones: It could be that she is on the wrong antibiotic for whatever bacteria she has. You might want to get another collection and ask to have it cultured to see if the antibiotic should be changed. And then, of course, one more day might be all it takes to see...

Dogs: uneven heartbeats, dr kevorkian, pain pills
dr kevorkian, pain pills, heartbeats: Depending on the breed, it may not be the end. I had a 12 year old Lab get very sick. It was pneumonia, and antibiotics from the vet gave us another 3 years. Even if the vet insists it is time, it is your choice. If he is still enjoying life, no, don t...

Dogs: uti infection in dog, apple cider vinegar, health food store
apple cider vinegar, health food store, pee pee: Hi Kimberly, Thank you for writing to me. I am worried about your little dog. Please understand taht I can give you some advice but that there is a chance that this infection is really bad and can spread into the blood stream and become fatal. I don t...

Dogs: vaccinations, veterinary medical association, rabies tag
veterinary medical association, rabies tag, rabies control: Hi Susan, To my knowledge, there isn t an centralized vaccination registry, the entire process depends on the vet clinic and the dog owner to keep their own records. That said, some states have a Rabies Control Authority, you can see if your state has...

Dogs: walking a brittany, brittany
brittany: Nearly everybody walks with their dog on the left. If you are using a slip collar, form it into a P before putting it on if on the left, and a q for on the right. You want the end that the leash goes on to come over the top of the neck. I don t...

Dogs: Yorkie-poo, puppy not eating
puppy not eating: Hi LaStacia, Congratulations on getting a puppy! The problem isn t the food you ve chosen, arriving to a new home is a very stressful thing for a puppy or a dog. It s not unusual that it will refuse to eat at first. The stomach noise you ve been hearing...

Dogs: Yorkie-poo, recovery diet, bland diet
recovery diet, bland diet, service dogs: Iams is a fine food, the most common with the highly valuable service dogs. Those that bash it are poorly informed, subjective, or both. If you make a sudden switch in diet, almost any food can cause problems. Was she eating the Iams before? If not,...

Dogs: yorkie is house trained,b ut pees every time I leave, amy reynolds, separation issue
amy reynolds, separation issue, thanks for your help: Probably the best thing to do would be to crate him when your out,this usually cures this problem,which is common,and it s usually for attention also ignoring him for ten minutes before going out and after you come home works for a lot of dogs as well,you...

Dogs: 1 year old Golden is scared of my husband, reading body language, short temper
reading body language, short temper, correct solution: Hi, Kelli This is a tough call on my part. All I have to go on in giving my opinion is a short paragraph. A couple of things that you said jumped out at me: he pees on the floor. Which makes my husband even more upset My husband has a short...

Dogs: 10 month rottweiller wont eat food, pottys, poos
pottys, poos, gums: Hi Cathy, A puppy can be off her food , but if this goes on more than a day or so, you should take her in to the vet. She may have gotten into something that has caused the white pottys, but I d be less concerned about that then the fact she is not...

Dogs: My 15 year old has a tumor, creatures of habit, local anesthesia
creatures of habit, local anesthesia, general anesthesia: Hi Robin, It sounds like it s time to remove the growth on your dog s foot, since the more passive methods of restraint haven t worked. All the licking and subsequent bleeding can lead to secondary infections, and even more problems than the growth itself...

Dogs: My 2 german shorthair pups are pissed off at each other.., shorthair pups, teeth marks
shorthair pups, teeth marks, adive: This sort of thing tends to happen here, too, when someone has been out and returns. I have to take a firm hand when that dog walks in the door to establish that *I* am the boss and that serious consequences await anyone who steps out of line. Not as big a...

Dogs: 3 YR Puggle Won't Stop Eating Poop, knuckle bones, pet tabs
knuckle bones, pet tabs, puggle: It most definitely sounds like a vitamin/mineral deficiency.... get her pet tabs WITH minerals..It takes about 3 months to work....and in the mean time feed her lowfat cottage cheese with flaxseed.....that usually helps...get her some very large bones to...

Dogs: 4 year old border collie, aggression in dogs, border collies
aggression in dogs, border collies, month old baby: Hi, Gemma, I have to say, I m a little concerned about the situation. You have two children that are very, very young and a dog of an unknown background and temperament that you say is growling. Border collies are typically very smart dogs. It takes...

Dogs: 6 month old American Bulldog, puppy class, american bulldog
puppy class, american bulldog, several dogs: Hello Vaughn, I think you re right - and this kind of behaviour is not unusual for a puppy adapting to a new home. How long it takes can vary - but you should see steady progress as you bond with him. It would be best to get him out and around other dogs...

Dogs: How Much Should an 8 Week Old Beagle Mix weigh?, puppy shots, correct nutrition
puppy shots, correct nutrition, beagle mix: Hi Sarah, It s hard to say how big the puppies should be, if their dad was a small breed dog, they d be smaller than an average Beagle. Also, there are two varieties of Beagle, 13 inch and 15inch (at the shoulder). If the mother dog is a pure bred,...

Dogs: 9 mo. old puppy biting/attacking older family dog, male puppy, english bulldog
male puppy, english bulldog, dr sarah: Hello Sharon, Sounds like you have a really active little guy on your hands, and he s going to keep doing this the other dog makes it clear the behaviour is not ok - and until he grows up a little more. What you are describing is normal, but there are...

Dogs: 9 month potty trained dog, mammary tumors, frequent urination
mammary tumors, frequent urination, female dogs: Hi Jo, A female dog can have more frequent urination during it s heat cycle. It s impossible to guess at whether or not it s the weather or the heat cycle that caused your dog s recent accident. If it only happened once, and the weather happened to be...

Dogs: Advice? our rescue dog hates me :o(, german shep, play bark
german shep, play bark, digging holes: Hi Denise, Some rescue dogs have known abuse or neglect, or was just so poorly socialized, that it impacts their behavior. With plenty of love, patience, and time, they can learn to be more trusting, but may never behave like a normal dog. Because...

Dogs: Agression, obedience class, absolute angel
obedience class, absolute angel, baby bunnies: Hello Angie; I understand your issues. I used to raise German Shepherds! She is definitely guarding you when she is out on a leash. You can take her with the halter, that is a start. I do recommend that you go to an Obedience Socialization Class...this...

Dogs: Allergy or scabies, skin rash, legs and feet
skin rash, legs and feet, elimite: Hello; The only way to confirm that would be to take the dog back to the Vet, and have him scrape his affected areas, and they will look at the skin under the microscope. You can try the cream in the meantime, it should not hurt the dog, and if he is better,...

Dogs: American Cocker Howling, cocker spaniel, kennell
cocker spaniel, kennell, bark collar: hiya lots of dog owners have trouble with there beloved friend barking the best thing to do is to get him a bark collar this will not harm him there are a few types these are the most popular (1) a bark collar that sprays water when he/she...

Dogs: AmStaff Terrier, michele welton, members mark exceed dog food
michele welton, members mark exceed dog food, going in circles: the benefil is the cheaper if you get it.....to mix.............. the purina one sensitive stomach doesnt need to be mixed. the cooking is soooo easy get a package of chicken necks through it in a crock pot at night ad half cup rice, cook on high all night,...

Dogs: Ants in Petfood, new inventions, senior engineering
new inventions, senior engineering, better solution: Hello again; Absolutely it is a problem. When ants get into a dog s food dish, it can cause the dog to get hurt. The options are limited for sure.Raising the food bowl may only be a short term solution, and with outside influences, can be a hassle to keep...

Dogs: Apartment dog, irish water spaniel, american water spaniel
irish water spaniel, american water spaniel, english cocker spaniel: Hello Meghan, Go to www.AKC.org and look up the following breeds any one of them would probably be fine. Irish Terrier Boykin Shetland Sheepdog Standard Poodle Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retriever Irish water spaniel English Cocker spaniel Brittany...

Dogs: abused shitzu, body postures, fearful behavior
body postures, fearful behavior, dysphasia: Hi Judy, Thank you for writing to me and bless you for rescuing this badly abused dog. She is in safe hands now. However, the damage that has been done to her will take dedication, direction and patience to heal her. The first thing to do is have your...

Dogs: age for puppy to swim, riding in the car, own pace
riding in the car, own pace, salt river: I would try to find a place where the water is still and has a shallow, sloping bottom and let her take the water at her own pace. Many of my Labs were never introduced to water until they were almost a year old and didn t like it. Go ahead with her...

Dogs: aggressive cockapoo, obedience work, skilled teacher
obedience work, skilled teacher, queen bee: Hi Wendy; She is about one year now....that means she could be changing into her adult hormones! So, she is now become the Queen Bee so to speak. Has she had a heat cycle yet? You will have to watch her, if she is coming into a heat, this will change...

Dogs: My aggressive female, possiblity, puppies
possiblity, puppies, vet: Hi, There is no way to tell if she is pregnant without taking her to the vet to be checked. If she was in heat and around a male, there is the possiblity of puppies on the way. A week is plenty of time for them to have bred. Alternatively, she could...

Dogs: aggressive puppy, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, boxer puppy: Some puppies are quicker to challenge their owners than others. You need to start teaching him obedience. The best thing would be one of these books. The Cultural Clash by Jean Donaldson, 1996 Excel-crated Learning by Pamela Reid, 1996 Don t Shoot...

Dogs: agression in blind/deaf dog, fear aggression, vet check
fear aggression, vet check, adoption agency: Hi Patty, Crating the dog while she gets used to her new home, and her new family, is a very kind and loving thing to do for her and for those around her. You would not be putting her in a crate with the intention of leaving her in there all of the time,...

Dogs: agressive male dog behavior, layla layla, jack rusell
layla layla, jack rusell, signs of pregnancy: Hi Ginny, There s a very high likelihood that your female dog has been impregnated if your male dog has mated with her more than once. Like I said, you shouldn t wait to find out if she s pregnant or not, you should have your dog spayed without delay....

Dogs: agressive pregnant dogs, dominant bitch, pregnant dogs
dominant bitch, pregnant dogs, alpha pair: Some bitches have been known to kill their own puppies, but there is no way to predict if she will do that. I certainly would keep a close eye on her, and probably not breed her in the future or allow her around other puppies. In wolves, usually only the...

Dogs: my aunt's puppy, fiber
fiber: Hi Andrea, It sounds like your aunt s dog is constipated. Have your aunt increase her dog s fiber consumption, it can help in fighting constipation. Adding some oat bran on top of his dog food. Anywhere from half a teaspoon to 2 tablespoons is good...

Dogs: Barking, doggie daycare, interactive toys
doggie daycare, interactive toys, continuosly: Hello Rowena; She is Barking for Attention...so, by feeding her, you are rewarding her for that act. Now, you will have to go back to square one. She is obviously a Smart dog, and knows when you are leaving... So, do consider your options. You may...

Dogs: Barking Min Pins, separation anxiety, miniature pinschers
separation anxiety, miniature pinschers, shelties: Hello, Oh that can be so frustrating - I know the one dog triggers the other very well, having had three Shelties at the same time :). I m happy to hear you are using the crates, which is good because it not only keeps your house safe from doggy incidents...

Dogs: Beagle Potty Training, house training
house training: Hi Joe, First, have you ever had your dog checked for a urinary tract infection? This is common in female dogs, and not being able to hold it is a big symptom. If your dog doesn t seem to leave bowel movements on the rug, this is something to check...

Dogs: Black Lab Hair loss, cooking oil, skin problems
cooking oil, skin problems, dry skin: I have no confidence in Blue Buffalo or other premium foods. Their high ratings are based not on feeding tests, but on speculation about the ingredients. In all your research, did you come across any controlled testing? Some of the manufacturers don t even...

Dogs: Black, smelly ears, open wound treatment, gentian violet
open wound treatment, gentian violet, violet solution: hiya yes i have heard of scarlet oil and its used for wounds and cuts Scarlet Oil This page contains information on Scarlet Oil for veterinary use. The information provided typically includes the following: Scarlet Oil Indications Warnings...

Dogs: Blacky is not eating as he used to, shelley davis, healthy dogs
shelley davis, healthy dogs, tonic: Dear Shawna-kay, Thank you for writing to me about Blacky. When a dog stops eating that means there is something medically wrong. Healthy dogs eat. Unhealthy dogs stop eating. You absolutely must bring him to a vet to see what s wrong. Your dog depends...

Dogs: Blisters aroound dogs mouth, aloe vera gel, acne medication
aloe vera gel, acne medication, pure aloe vera gel: Hi Isabella, Your dog might have canine acne, but that is really a guess, being that I haven t ever seen your dog. Your dog deserves more than just guesses. It would be best if you had your dog examined by a veterinarian, so that you get the correct treatment...

Dogs: Boston Terrier Diet, added vitamins, stray rescue
added vitamins, stray rescue, best of both worlds: Hi Wendy I personally use a combination....I use proplan sensitive skin it is a salmon and rice...and I add to that boiled chicken or beef (and sometimes rice of my own) ... I cook the meat in the crock pot (on high for chicken and medium/low for beef) overnight...

Dogs: Breeding black & Yellow Lab, brick nj, yellow labs
brick nj, yellow labs, three colors: Good Afternoon Dr. Daniel; Thank you for your question. I will tell you that my Expertise is not in Yellow Labs, or the variations thereto. But, general genetic back round would lead me to believe that you would definitely have a chance of producing all...

Dogs: bad behaviors, spray cheese, behavior tip
spray cheese, behavior tip, pet gates: Hi Yusef, Giving your puppy some intense exercise just before you leave your house to go to school is probably the best way of using some of his boundless energy. You want to leave behind a panting, heaving, utterly exhausted dog as you set off for the...

Dogs: Is it a bad idea to get a dog while you work all day?, mini poodles, obedience work
mini poodles, obedience work, exercise pen: Hello Lena; I can tell you that a dog alone in an apartment is a difficult equation, it can work, but, it will take a lot of commitment on your part to spend quality time with your dog when you return from work! I have had lots of customers in the past...

Dogs: bee sting?, swarm of bees, benydril
swarm of bees, benydril, bee sting: Hello; I am sorry, I had technical difficulties last evening. I am sure your dog is okay, but, if he has any residual fluids or swelling, give him children s benydril, the Children s dose that would most match his weight. In the future, you can make a...

Dogs: bees, benydril, baby aspirin
benydril, baby aspirin, topical antibiotics: Hi Susan; She should recover just fine...if she does have some pain, give her a baby aspirin; or children s benydril for any fluids that can collect around the area..and to make sure she does not have an allergic reaction in her lungs...it will keep the fluid...

Dogs: behavior problem, mini golden doodle, behavior problem
mini golden doodle, behavior problem, excess energy: Richard, Until you told me about the soiling, I would have said this is just a high spirited pup..with excess energy.....retrievers will tear around like that periodically and so will terriers (mine). But the soiling is telling me lack of control at that...

Dogs: bloodsuckers, removing leeches
removing leeches: Hi Nicole, I will assume by blood suckers you mean leeches (una Sanguijuela?). You can remove the leeches if you follow these steps: 1. Find the leech s mouth, or sucker, which will be found at the narrow end of the leech. 2. Put your finger on...

Dogs: boxer dog swallowed a bounchy ball, bouncy ball, medical background
bouncy ball, medical background, boxer dog: I m glad you consulted your vet already. As I state, I have no medical background, but my opinion is that if the object made it through the trachea, airways etc without causing any problem (choking, suffocation, etc) it probably will have no difficulty being...

Dogs: What breed is my dog?, american eskimo, different breed
american eskimo, different breed, pomeranian: she looks like she has a lot Pomeranian or American Eskimo in her.....If she is larger it would probably be Eskimo... if she is smaller, it is probably pom and she could also have Maltese.... How much does she weigh full grown? In either case she is gorgeous!!!!...

Dogs: breeding, false pregnancy, heat cycle
false pregnancy, heat cycle, cur: Hi Kacey, If your female dog is due the first week of October, she s probably beginning to look pregnant, so that would rule out a false pregnancy. Even if it was a false pregnancy, a male dog wouldn t be attracted to a female unless it was during the...

Dogs: breeding, abnormal position, sphincter muscle
abnormal position, sphincter muscle, two dogs: I have no experience with breeding, but I found this information on the Internet: Upon penetrating the bitch, the male will be locked in. What happens is that the bulbous end of the male s penis becomes greatly enlarged. At the opening of the bitch...

Dogs: breeding / Price, dog breeding
dog breeding: Hi Anissa, Dog breeding is NOT a money making proposition, if it s done correctly. The main reason for breeding dogs should be for the betterment of the breed. That means knowing the breeding dogs genetic backgrounds. In dog breeding, it s best if you...

Dogs: bullmastiff, empty bladder, torn ligament
empty bladder, torn ligament, leg activity: Hi John, Veterinary fees can vary by location. You could shop around , call vets in your area and see what other local vets are charging for the surgery your dog requires. You might find that the estimated fee your vet gave you is what the going rate...

Dogs: Chewing Everything, bitter apple spray, paper toys
bitter apple spray, paper toys, own toys: We have done well leaving puppies 4-5 hours in a crate. If you can t make it back to give him a mid day break, see if neighbor or a professional dog walker can. If you force it to foul the crate by leaving it too long, it may be very hard to stop. After...

Dogs: CONSTIPATION IN SMALL DOGS, small dogs, table food
small dogs, table food, bloodwork: Hello Amber; Can food is mostly a combination of protein and starch, which breaks down into simple sugars..Protein, especially any Liver products makes dogs Constipated! She is in dire need of Fiber! Go to this website: www.Bestbreed.com Check out their...

Dogs: Crate training, etc., water bowls, crate train
water bowls, crate train, yorkshire terrier: I m sending some information on crate training and housetraining. Let me say, dogs do not need to have water in their crate as long as they have free access to it while they are OUT of the crate. They re not going to die of thirst going without for 8 hours...

Dogs: chewing dry wall, safe toys, short periods
safe toys, short periods, long periods: Hi Kelly, Dogs can acquire disturbing new habits if they experience a change in routine, or if there are changes in the household, or other stresses, or if they re left alone for long periods without opportunities to interact with you. I couldn t begin...

Dogs: chihuahua, baby aspirin, childrens tylenol
baby aspirin, childrens tylenol, tylenol: Tylenol is too strong for dogs... It is not recommended, but you usually can give a dog a ground up aspirin IN FOOD. the dosage for a Chihuahua would be quarter of a baby aspirin MAKE SURE YOU GIVE IT IN FOOD SO IT DOESN T TEAR UP THE DOGS STOMACH!!!...

Dogs: How to choose a dog, wire haired dachshund, west highland white terrier
wire haired dachshund, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier: First of all, if you are gone a long time during the day,, I would suggest you adopt an older dog. Go to a rescue that has foster homes...This way someone has been living with the dog and knows it s temperament. You want a dog at least 20 months old. ...

Dogs: chow/wolf hybird mix, play mate, hybird
play mate, hybird, little kids: It sounds like he thinks he is the alpha and is in charge. This happens a lot esp if the dog has never been to formal training. It is never too late however,to do so. And I think right now you have to do that before things get worse,training classes will put...

Dogs: concerned, tea tree shampoo, tea tree oil
tea tree shampoo, tea tree oil, little red bumps: A good shampoo to use is one with oatmeal and or tea tree. If you get one of those, that helps to soothe the skin and also helps with any shedding. I always leave an oatmeal/tea tree shampoo on for 3-5 minutes and rinse really well. After you have rinsed,...

Dogs: over the counter sedation for dogs, border collie, human medicine
border collie, human medicine, day flight: Hello, I understand you are concerned about how he will deal with the flight. It is a very long flight. However, the dog s vet is the only person who could tell you if he would benefit from medications, and if so, which ones. The vet would have the health...

Dogs: Can Diet cause tempory color change in Dalmations?, immune system builder, canned dog food
immune system builder, canned dog food, orange patches: Hi Ray, I have seen this before in white dogs and your vet is right, it may be something in his diet that could have caused a color change. I have a supplement that works as an Immune System builder that I love and recommend to all pet owners. It s NuVet...

Dogs: Discoloration of hair, mini schnauzer, good shape
mini schnauzer, good shape, petsmart: Hello Les; Thank you for asking. I would not give your dog any additive to its food, as the Saliva is why he is staining his coat, and to change his PH internally, just for the sake of Cosmetics, I don t agree with that. I would use a Shampoo very...

Dogs: Dog adoption, introducing two dogs
introducing two dogs: Hi Mutyaa, If your dog likes the company of other dogs, taking in your friend s dog might work out. If your friend s dog has been neutered (not spayed, that s only for female dogs) it doesn t matter that your male dog hasn t yet been neutered. You...

Dogs: Dog Bite, april x, necessary shots
april x, necessary shots, rabies: hiya vincent well your daughter will definitly need a tetnis injection but please dont put the dog down if it wasnt his fault i dont believe in putting animals down but i can say is that u can bring him to the vet and check and see if he has rabies x...

Dogs: Dog Bite, kennel cough, first few days
kennel cough, first few days, doxie: Hello, What you describe does not sound in any way like a dog that needs to be put down. It is normal that a dog would be somewhat uneasy when away from his usual situation at home. And, someone reaching for him when he s not expecting it, in a strange...

Dogs: Dog Bite, kennel cough, dear sam
kennel cough, dear sam, first few days: Dear Sam, Thank you for writing to me. Reading your email, my heart is pounding for fear that this little dog is being considered for destruction because of one incident. It is very possible that your friend startled the little guy when he was sleeping...

Dogs: Dog Chewing/Digging, bitter apple, question thanks
bitter apple, question thanks, petstore: what you can try first is to call his name over to you,and give him a toy to play with insted,also clapping and calling his name works as well.You don t really have to leash him,you can alwso use a water bottle,spray him and say enough loud and fir...

Dogs: Dog eating lizards, distributing leaflets, park rangers
distributing leaflets, park rangers, spca: Hello Shahida, I am sorry that I can t give you an answer to your question. I don t know enough about reptiles to know whether they are harmful or not. I would check with your local wildlife park rangers and ask them. As far as veterinarians in Zambia...

Dogs: Dog Food, whole wheat flour, brown rice recipe
whole wheat flour, brown rice recipe, corn gluten meal: Hi Terra, Of all the Iams dog food formulations, I think their Adult Chicken and Rice Formula is probably the best, based on the ingredients. If you can t find that, I d go with Iams Healthy Naturals With Chicken. Another really good option that you...

Dogs: Dog food, whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum
whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum, corn gluten meal: Hello Jolene, My person opinion about Science Diet is that it is not a good food. Many pet professionals including breeders, groomers, and vets will say the same thing. Read the bag, this is just a partial list of Ingredients: Chicken, Ground Whole...

Dogs: Dog Growling, dogs, toys
dogs, toys: This is a common problem,but it can also be a very dangerous one esp when children are around the dog.The best way to correct this is with a trainer,as they can show you the meathod that will work best with your dog.But in the meantime,do not give the dog...

Dogs: Dog won't stop scratching!, skin mites, toy pomeranian
skin mites, toy pomeranian, thyroid problem: Hi Leah, Yes, look for another vet, because this doesn t make any sense. The medications that could be prescribed would be oral, not topical. Since this is a skin problem, you might consider having your dog examined by a veterinary dermatologist. As...

Dogs: Dogs, owning two dogs, vet expenses
owning two dogs, vet expenses, miniature schnauzer: The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in this country. The best breed to own is the Miniature Schnauzer G ... at least in my opinion. LOL! The best number of dogs to own is two. The interaction between two dogs is absolutely priceless, and they...

Dogs: Dogs, adult personality, science diet
adult personality, science diet, personal quality: I see this plus a couple of other questions in the question pool. To be fair, I should give others a chance at them. #5 Accuracy? For most of the net, I would say maybe 1%. Many of the people posting to the net are the kind of loud mouthed know nothings...

Dogs: Dogs, adoption center, dog breeds
adoption center, dog breeds, legitimacy: Henry, you ve asked similar questions before. On 9/1/09 you sent me the following: 1. There is over 500 dog breeds? What is the number one dog to own? 2. For one person, how many dogs should he own to consider the best amount of dog own? 3. How often...

Dogs: Dogs, professional groomer, adoption center
professional groomer, adoption center, personal preference: It s all about personal preference. Adopting a pet is great for both the animal and you. Buying or getting one from a breeder is equally rewarding. The best dog to have is what you like. How many you have should be based on how well you care for them. ...

Dogs: Dogs, care of puppies, adoption center
care of puppies, adoption center, poor practices: Smaller dogs are cheaper to keep. Normally you don t have to spend much but for food. $10 worth of a common brand of dry dog food should last a month. Don t buy too much at a time and keep it sealed away from the air. It will need an annual vet visit,...

Dogs: Dogs, dogs as pets, adoption center
dogs as pets, adoption center, self sacrifice: ok the top small dogs for u are (1)beagle (2)Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (3)Coton de Tuléar (4)Schipperke (5)Shetland Sheepdog (6) Norwich Terrier (7)Norfolk Terrier (8)West Highland White Terriers (9)American Eskimo (10)Shiba Inu please...

Dogs: Dogs, temperament problems, adoption centers
temperament problems, adoption centers, shelter dogs: Hi Henry; If you add all the costs up that I discussed earlier, and then multiply by three, you should have your answer. But, you can figure on spending about one hundred dollars a month on average to take care of three dogs..and you can spend a lot more...

Dogs: Dogs, breeders of purebred dogs, dogs cats
breeders of purebred dogs, dogs cats, fish one: Discreetly? I doubt I have ever been discreet in my life*G*. I am known for speaking my mind and saying it like it is. Much of what you are asking is very subjective. It depends on the individual. Some are dog people, some cat, some prefer reptiles or fish....

Dogs: Dogs, human socialization, dogs and puppies
human socialization, dogs and puppies, adopting pets: Hi Henry, Buying a dog from a reputable breeder is wise because they don t have profits as their motivation or goal. On the contrary, breeding for healthy puppies can mean they actually lose money. When you buy from a reputable breeder, they have a...

Dogs: Dogs, yorkshire terrier breeder, breeder referral
yorkshire terrier breeder, breeder referral, puppyfind: Hello Henry; Poodles are known to be a good breed for not shedding...some of the other longer coated breeds actually don t shed, they just need more grooming: Yorkies; Papillons; long coated Dachshunds; Pomeranians, Shih tzus, in my opinion are good options...

Dogs: Dogs, professional groomer, west highland terrier
professional groomer, west highland terrier, wellness checks: Non Shed dogs still lose hair just like people do, that s why you will still see dog hair as new hair grows, old hairs fall out. Non shed dogs just don t have tons of undercoat that blows out. How much you spend is up to you. Yearly is hard to determine....

Dogs: Dogs, dog obedience training, choosing a dog breed
dog obedience training, choosing a dog breed, american hairless terrier: Hello again Henry, There is really no such thing as a totally non-shedding dog. All dogs shed at least a little hair at one time or another, as do humans. There are however dogs that shed very, very little. Here is a list of small breeds that shed very...

Dogs: Dogs, dog obedience training, yorkshire terriers
dog obedience training, yorkshire terriers, miniature schnauzer: There is no such thing as a dog that does not shed... unless it is one of those hairless numbers. There are, however, a few breeds that shed minimally. A miniature schnauzer, for instance, sheds minimally, and if the dog is kept groomed and brushed out, one...

Dogs: Dogs, bichon frise, vet bills
bichon frise, vet bills, small dogs: Hi Henry, What I mean by individualized is that the dog that is best in one home might not be the best in another. If you are getting a dog for the first time, I would start with one. Choose the one that is best suited to your life. For example, you...

Dogs: Dogs, bichon frise, small dogs
bichon frise, small dogs, personality types: Hi Henry, You can own 3 dogs if it s allowed where you live. You need to contact your town clerk and ask how many pets it s legal to own where you live. Even if it s legal to own three dogs, can you afford three dogs? Besides food, dogs require healthcare,...

Dogs: Dogs experiencing panic, survival instinct, terrier mix
survival instinct, terrier mix, leona: Hi, Leona, I m sorry to hear about your daughter s dog. I m also sorry to say that, yes, I do believe he probably felt panic. All living things have the survival instinct; if he were to have crawled off somewhere to die, I would say he went peacefully...

Dogs: Dogs licking my dog's penis, green discharge, shepard mix
green discharge, shepard mix, urogenital tract: Hi Katie, Unfortunately, this is some dogs ideas of saying hello. Just like the butt sniffs. LOL If your dog was spending a lot of time licking his own genital area, or if you ve noticed yellow or yellow-green discharge (pus) at the tip of the penis...

Dogs: my dog, shelley davis, energy dogs
shelley davis, energy dogs, family dogs: Hi Joy, Thank you for writing to me. Beagles are wonderful family dogs but their barking or howling can be extremely disruptive. The first thing you need to do is to determine what is causing his barking? Is he getting enough exercise during the...

Dogs: my dog, dogue de bordeau, bull mastiff
dogue de bordeau, bull mastiff, invisible fencing: First, get a better, taller, fence. Failing that, get something like Invisible Fencing. While I am not a proponent of this type of restraint system, I would make an exception in this instance, as it could very well save your dog s life. Second, get her...

Dogs: my dog, coccidia, website thanks
coccidia, website thanks, 4 months: Hello Esperanza; You need to take your dog to the Vet as soon as possible! She probably has really bad worms, but, she could also have other parasites as well, like Coccidia. So, you will need to take her there as soon as possible, as your puppy will die...

Dogs: dog, obedience training, great heart
obedience training, great heart, great dog: Hello Cindy; I know you have a great heart to take a dog from the humane society...now your work is just beginning! She is going to need serious Obedience training. You need to take her to a class as soon as possible! There are many options with classes...

Dogs: about my dog, quality dog food, human consumption
quality dog food, human consumption, pit bull: I am not an expert on Pit bull s so I can t tell you about the weight of a 10 week old. As to what they should eat, I always tell people to feed a high quality dog food, one that is made with ingredients that are fit for human consumption. A food that is...

Dogs: dog ate puppy, chemical inbalance, april x
chemical inbalance, april x, future x: hiya if its the dad dog that ate the puppy then its normal because the male should never been near the pups until they are bout 6 weeks old so if u breed pups then u will no what to do in he future x x x hope this helps please rate me x x x april...

Dogs: My dog didn't drink water, puppy chow, sensitive stomachs
puppy chow, sensitive stomachs, stool specimen: Ice cubes make great treats for a dog; mine love them! I also use them when a dog has an upset tummy and I am trying to get its digestive tract back on track (I give one every hour until the dog is leaving water in its bowl... and then I switch over to small...

Dogs: dog feeding, yorkshire terrier, old toy
yorkshire terrier, old toy, medical reason: As long as you ve had him checked out to be sure there is no medical reason, I suspect he has you buffalo d or fooled. I would recommend set feeding times, that is, not leaving the food out all day. Put down his food, give him 15-20 minutes to eat, then...

Dogs: dog food, food allergies in dogs, meat proteins
food allergies in dogs, meat proteins, nuvet: Hello Cindy, After reviewing both products, I find that Nature s Recipe would be the better choice. It lists it s first three ingredients as follows: vegetable broth, lamb, chicken, sweet potato and beans. First you have the broth which is the liquid base...

Dogs: dog food, dog food freshness
dog food freshness: Hi Lisa, I ll assume you re asking about the Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Oats Recipe. Based on the ingredient list, I d say it s an excellent dog food. Is the date on the package you re referring to marked as being an expiration date ? Most dates...

Dogs: dog food, hard boiled egg, feed control officials
hard boiled egg, feed control officials, fresh fruits and vegetables: Hi Susan, Diet can most definitely cause bad breath in dogs. You didn t say what brand food you re now feeding, so I can t say if you should continue feeing it to your dog. If you re seeing a noticeable difference in your dog s breath, then it sounds...

Dogs: dog fur, tear ducts, pet stores
tear ducts, pet stores, allergic reaction: There are several reasons your dog might have the brown tear stains. He may have blocked tear ducts, or may be experiencing allergic reaction - without seeing the dog it is impossible to tell. However, this type of tearing and staining is common in dogs that...

Dogs: my dog has inflamed bumps on her paws, interdigital cysts, tiny puncture
interdigital cysts, tiny puncture, nodular lesions: Hi Leyah, This thing you are seeing between your dog s toes could be a mass, a fluid filled pocket or pus filled pocket if there has been any type of injury (like from a pricker bush or something similar puncturing the area). It could also be from a sting...

Dogs: dog injurie, limb injuries, glucosomine
limb injuries, glucosomine, broken bones: Hello Sonia; I would still consider her injury bad enough to take her to a Vet...they have some Rimidahyl pain medicatin that is much better than Baby Apirin, I would not give Tylenol...too hard on the Liver. You can follow the directions for the youngest...

Dogs: My dog Kiya, head halter, shepherd lab
head halter, shepherd lab, german shepherd: You are correct in the advice you give your boyfriend; any kind of touching is reward to the dog, so if we push him off for jumping, he has just been rewarded. Here is some information that I hope will be helpful: http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/LLW.pdf...

Dogs: My dog is limping, porch steps, back porch
porch steps, back porch, two dogs: Hello Kayla, Yes, I think you should take her to the vet to have the leg and hip checked out. Continuing to be active (up and down stairs, etc.) could cause further injury if there is pre-existing structural damage. If its getting clearly better by the...

Dogs: my dog is losing alot of fur also he has kind of a rash, flea populations, how to get rid of fleas
flea populations, how to get rid of fleas, thyroid disorder: Hi Robin, If your dog is loosing fur, he needs to be examined by a veterinarian. Fur loss is usually associated with conditions which require treatment, on top of that, your dog may have a secondary skin infection which also needs to be treated. Blood...

Dogs: dog marking, marking
marking: Hi Emily, Enzymatic cleaners can help, as they remove odors, but it s not a substitute for supervision. Do not physically punish your dog, he won’t get the point and it can lead to other behavioral problems! You didn t say if your dog has been neutered...

Dogs: dog neutering, golf ball size, incision
golf ball size, incision, best of luck: Hi Mark, You didn t say if the filled swelling was located at the site of the incision or not, I will assume it is. It definitely isn t normal! This might be an infection, but that s just a guess. You shouldn t delay in contacting your vet s office...

Dogs: dog part wolf/husky/sheperd, fence companies, stress and anxiety
fence companies, stress and anxiety, invisible fence: Hello Cindy, While training is not really my expertise, I can give you some suggestions. A wolf/dog hybrid is always going to have the tendencies of the wolf. They don t like to be confined in anyway. Being that your dog is 4 1/2 she will be a little...

Dogs: dog potty problems, potty training, grass
potty training, grass: the best way would be to use a crate,and what you do is keep him in there at all times except to go to the bathroom,to go outside,to be fed,played with ect for about three weeks and slowly let him out more This is the fastest way to housetrain a do...

Dogs: dog pregnancy, false pregnancy, pregnancy question
false pregnancy, pregnancy question, pregnant females: Ha, you sound just like me when i had a dog that i thought was pregnant....She wasn t, but the same questions were going round and round........ Unfortunately, I don t know...I have seen dogs that don t look like they could be carrying a snap pea, pop out...

Dogs: dog pregnancy...aggressive behavior, basset hounds, two bitches
basset hounds, two bitches, two puppies: I ve never had aggressive behavior in my bitches when they are pregnant; they more often get very affectionate. If yours is like this now, she will probably be extremely bad if she actually whelps any puppies, as that is when the bitches usually get quite...

Dogs: My dog is sick., bees and wasps, bee sting
bees and wasps, bee sting, anti histamine: Hi there Shelby; Bees and wasps, or yellow jackets are not considered Poisonous to dogs...but, if your dog has an Allergy to them, yes, it can be very dangerous, if not fatal, just like it can be for people. Especially, since she is a smaller dog. You...

Dogs: dogs, survival tactic, walking in circles
survival tactic, walking in circles, easy prey: Hi Debbie, Walking in circles, or Circling is considered a pre-elimination behavior. Pre-elimination circling was once a very smart survival tactic. Scanning 360° of the environment before freezing in one position provided animals with a higher level...

Dogs: dogs, golden retriever puppy, social companions
golden retriever puppy, social companions, puppy shots: My advise to you is to abide with your parents wishes. Your parents built an outdoor pen for her and as long as she is sheltered and fed she will be alright. I know it must be hard not to have your puppy indoors, but just be thankful for her and care for...

Dogs: dogs, yorkey, question thanks
yorkey, question thanks, vet: Hi Oscar; Wash your entire dog...just don t get any chemicals straight on his opening to the penis. He can have soap with water diluted just fine. Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you further. Please send a rating to my question, Thanks...

Dogs: My dogs' food, dog food
dog food: Hi Diane, There are some wonderful super-premium dog foods out there these days, many contain very high quality human grade ingredients. You can compare different brands of dog food by the ingredients they contain here: http://www.naturapet.com/tools/comparison.asp...

Dogs: My dogs jump on everyone., local animal shelters, husky mix
local animal shelters, husky mix, apdt: Hi, Nadine, Here is some information that I hope will be helpful: http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/JumpingUp.pdf http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/PEP.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/nilif.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/educated-dog.pdf...

Dogs: dogs and vinyl fencing, vinyl coated chain link fence, chain link fence
vinyl coated chain link fence, chain link fence, vinyl fencing: Hi John, I know of no problems associated with vinyl coated fencing. The coated fencing is more expensive than the uncoated, but if the aesthetics of having the fence be a color is important for you, then that s all the reason you need to choose the vinyl...

Dogs: dont have money 4 vet please help, infected sebaceous cyst, warm soapy water
infected sebaceous cyst, warm soapy water, white blood cell: Hi Carrie, Generally if it comes up that quickly and is painful, it s more likely to something like an abscess. Now, how the abscess formed in the first place could be from a bite wound, infected hair follicle, infected sebaceous cyst or other cause....

Dogs: Elderly Dog Question, wirehaired pointing griffon, old dog new tricks
wirehaired pointing griffon, old dog new tricks, hip dysplasia: Hi Susan, Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks, and train your dog not to get on the couch. Everyone in the household has to be on-board with the new rule, and doesn t occasionally get lax about it. If there s any inconsistency, your dog will never...

Dogs: Elderly dog that has started spoiling the house, australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, stool sample: With the age of your dog and the fact that you state her appetite is dwindling, it s very possible her bowel habits are also a result of old age, not behavior. After all, that s why they sell Depends for people. We all have trouble controlling our bladder...

Dogs: Erratic puppy behavior, mini golden doodle, puppy behavior
mini golden doodle, puppy behavior, obedience training: Hello Richard; I think you are in need of an Obedience training routine!!! This is the time the dog will test where her limitations are... So, I would definitely go to a Class at a Petsmart, or a Park where you can get some help with training. She...

Dogs: Eye problems w/ schnauzers, senile cataracts, congenital cataracts
senile cataracts, congenital cataracts, veterinary ophthalmologist: Colors have nothing to do with cataracts. Juvenile (congenital) cataracts and what we call early-onset (developmental) cataracts are hereditary. Senile cataracts are not hereditary, but the cause is unsure, but is most likely due to abnormal body processes....

Dogs: elderly dog soiling around the house, hi tim, stool sample
hi tim, stool sample, dry food: Hi Tim, Has anything changed in your household in the past couple of weeks? Sometimes dogs will act out when something changes - so any change to _your_ normal routine would be where I would look first. Are you more stressed or nervous about anything....

Dogs: english bulldog and skin bumps, itching, vomit, old english bulldog, cold bath
old english bulldog, cold bath, skin bumps: Dear Kenneth, Thank you for writing to me. I feel that your dog may be in serious danger. The bumps are probably an allergic reaction but so are the swollen eyes and labored breathing. I am not sure why you gave him a cold bath and I m not sure what...

Dogs: too much exercise?, shelley davis, energy dogs
shelley davis, energy dogs, exercise schedule: Dear Wendy, Thank you for writing to me about your dogs. It seems that you are walking your dogs enough for them to get a good amount of exercise. That, plus their wrestling should tire them out. They seem to be high energy dogs however so perhaps you...

Dogs: Fear Agression?, fear aggression, cat chaser
fear aggression, cat chaser, dog obedience class: Hi Andrea, Yes, fear aggression is a real thing - and it sounds like your dog is displaying fear - but I m not sure about it being fear aggression. If she barks and goes crazy when she sees people, lunges at them, etc., that would be the aggression part....

Dogs: Fear Agression?, fear aggression, cat chaser
fear aggression, cat chaser, learning curve: Hello Andrea; I would not consider this Fear Aggression ....she is actually trying to Protect you when she is out in the Real World . As she has the instinct to be aware when she is not in her comfort zone! So, off to Obedience-Socialization class...

Dogs: Feeding guide, omega fatty acids, omega 3 oil
omega fatty acids, omega 3 oil, umbilical hernia: Hi Victoria, If you don t want to follow the guidelines on the package cut back on the amount of food you re feeding your puppy. It s as simple as that. The guidelines on the package isn t taking into consideration the extra treats and Omega fatty...

Dogs: Frisbee, blessed day, frisbee
blessed day, frisbee, rope: To start off with get him on a VERY long rope,and when he keeps on running,give him a quick pull and call his name and tell him to come And as for jumping,the best way to stop that is to push him off and say off loud and firm each time and don t pet him...

Dogs: American Cocker Howling, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel
Dogs: American Cocker Howling, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel, spaniels

Dogs: What breed is my dog?, american eskimo, eskie
Dogs: What breed is my dog?, american eskimo, eskie

Dogs: Neutered Dog with Long Lasting Erection, smooth dachshund, foreskin
Dogs: Neutered Dog with Long Lasting Erection, smooth dachshund, foreskin, dachshund

Dogs: Post Surgery Incontinence, chihuahua mix, god
Dogs: Post Surgery Incontinence, chihuahua mix, god

Dogs: Rescued Wheaten Terrier, wheaton terriers, aggression
Dogs: Rescued Wheaten Terrier, wheaton terriers, aggression, dogs

Dogs: Schnauzer Skin Problems, vet med, staph infection
Dogs: Schnauzer Skin Problems, vet med, staph infection, animax

Dogs: unusual behavior, persian rugs, bedding
Dogs: unusual behavior, persian rugs, bedding, puppy

Dogs: Is it fair to leave a dog alone, bassett hounds, crate train
bassett hounds, crate train, labrador retriever: This is a difficult question to answer for someone else. The amount of time your dog would be left alone is probably the norm. In this day and age, most people have to work. And you are correct in that many times a dog can become destructive if it is bored....

Dogs: first time owner -new yorkie, oh my goodness, male yorkie
oh my goodness, male yorkie, time owner: Oh my goodness Tea.... so much to tell you I dont know where to start, but lets start with his bladder...At his age and size he probably should go outside to urinate every 1-2 hours at the most PLUS each time he wakes up AND after each meal. He should be...

Dogs: flea wash, flea shampoos, flea control products
flea shampoos, flea control products, flea shampoo: Hi Dreama, An adverse reaction to a flea shampoo would be more like vomiting or acting lethargic, than yelping. The best flea control products are going to cost more than the cheaper Pyrethrin or Permethrin based products. Products to consider that...

Dogs: foot infection, foot infection, best of luck
foot infection, best of luck, veterinarian: Hi Laura, Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian, so she can get diagnosed and treated. Otherwise your dog will continue to lick. The area will become larger, more painful, possibly infected, and take longer to heal. Best of luck, Patt...

Dogs: German Shepard, brown rice recipe, age group level
brown rice recipe, age group level, small breed dogs: Hi Larry, I m glad you found my response helpful. Actually, Pup-A Roni beef sticks aren t a very good treat, though most dogs absolutely love them. They contain high levels of salt (sodium) as well as sugars, dyes and preservatives. A good alternative...

Dogs: German Shepherd, obedience school, obedience classes
obedience school, obedience classes, puppy dog: I don t think he is too old for obedience classes,as you said they are just as much for you as they are for the dog. I think it would also be good bonding time,and the dog will respect you more and see you as the leader again. So I think the best thing to...

Dogs: Golden retriever self harming, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Hi Sally, It sounds like your dog has a separation anxiety. It would probably help to get your dog used to not being with you at all times, but this isn t a quick process. It might also be helpful if you didn t give your dog the run of your home when...

Dogs: Goldren Retreiver Pup - Crate Training overnight, doing dogs, exercise pen
doing dogs, exercise pen, last thing at night: Here I feed my puppies no later than 6PM, and cut off all water by 8PM. They go out last thing at night, before I go to bed, and then I do not let them out until someone fusses or it is time for me to get up and start doing dogs. By seven weeks, mine are usually...

Dogs: Green Puss, infection
infection: Hi Denise, Green pus is usually a symptom of an infection. Are you sure the pus is coming from your dog s anus, and not her vagina? If it truly is coming from your dog s anus, it might be an abscess. If it s really coming from her vagina, your dog may...

Dogs: Growling dog, growling at strangers
growling at strangers: Hi Jett, It sounds like you re doing everything right, and you re already seeing some progress. It s only been about three weeks, after all! Changing a dog s state of mind is a slow process. You can t rush it. Every time the dog sees someone approaching...

Dogs: Growling at Night, west highland terrier, crankiness
west highland terrier, crankiness, switch sides: Hello, If she starts growling/barking/acting up when you approach the kennel, it could mean she is excited because she is anticipating your getting her out of the kennel. If she s growling because she knows you re getting ready to put her in it, this too...

Dogs: can i give my puppy milk, vet clinic, appropriate diet
vet clinic, appropriate diet, adult dogs: Please take your puppy to your vet, who can give you the best information on appropriate diet. In the mean time, do not give a puppy milk, or any other human food , as his little body is just not equipped to handle it. Your vet can also test for an infection,...

Dogs: golden retriever puppy, golden retriever puppy, family dogs
golden retriever puppy, family dogs, golden retrievers: Tell your parents that locking the dog in the garage or outside is bad for the dog and may actually cause seperation anxiety issues or even aggression after a time. it is better to buy a crate and put the dog in it in the house when you cant watch here. if...

Dogs: grape sized knot below dogs ear, hard as a rock, left ear
hard as a rock, left ear, cyst: Hello Scott; There are a number of things this could be...from a Cyst to a inflamed pore, to a bite or a scratch that is now full and hard with fluid... The best thing to do is take her to the Vet. This way all things possible can be ruled out. We don...

Dogs: growth on 13yr-old beloved Lab, affording vet care
affording vet care: Hi Jennifer, Your dog s problem with solid food is probably due to a tooth decay or periodontal disease. She may well need an extraction or antibiotics. Until you can have her examined, using an oral rinse especially made for dogs might be helpful, especially...

Dogs: HELP!, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, lavish praise: You may need to walk her longer. They can only walk and hold it so long. when it finally happens, lavish praise on her. Part of the problem may be her age. Puppies need to be in their homes at 7-8 weeks, not after they no longer accept new things very...

Dogs: Heartbroken after giving away our dog, best of luck, landlord
best of luck, landlord, labrador: Hi Michelle, I m very sorry that you had to give up your dog! It s probably best to let your dog bond with his new owner, and let him move on in his new life. I m sure he missed you tremendously too. I know how heartbroken you must be, but knowing...

Dogs: Help w/Shy Maltese, group lessons, maltese
group lessons, maltese, fiance: Hello Janice, This should be an easy fix.....Sign her up for some classes at Petsmart or any group lessons, but let your fiance take her....When she is there and only has him to depend on, she will start to get closer to him....You cant be around....If she...