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Dogs: Dog keeps eating unauthorised food, dinning room table, watery stools
dinning room table, watery stools, table scraps: Hi Gary- Sorry this took so long to get back to you, allexperts took my on vacation status down a little early! The gristle may upset his stomach just a bit, and I certainly wouldn t make a habit of letting him eat table scraps, but it will not kill...

Dogs: Dog Licking other dog, obsessive habit
obsessive habit: Hi Jamie, Some dogs are just by nature very oral. or your Beagle may just be really submissive, and licks to let the other dog know that she is, and means no harm. Or, it may be an obsessive compulsive disorder that she can t control. Since this is the...

Dogs: Dog refuses to move when I take him out, kibble, sidewalk
kibble, sidewalk, learner: I am going to assume that he is not moving because he has never been properly leash-trained and not because he is hurting somewhere so doesn t want to move because of pain. Fill your pocket with some good treats and when the dog is hungry, start out inside...

Dogs: Dog's Swollen Abdomen, american hairless terrier, testicular tumor
american hairless terrier, testicular tumor, swollen abdomen: I *have* had a dog with testicular cancer, and one of his testicles was slightly enlarged and harder. His abdomen was not swollen. His behavior and eating were normal and I made the discovery when I was grooming him. I am wondering if this could have been...

Dogs: Dog Training, closing doors, wee wee pads
closing doors, wee wee pads, computer desk: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. The important part will be teaching it that if it goes to the door, you will let it out. You will need to learn...

Dogs: Dogs, toys
toys: Hi Sam, A lot of what toys unsafe depends on the habits of your particular dog. Some dogs are more aggressive chewers than others, and will consume a large edible chew-toy rather quickly, in a single sitting. Dog chews can be dangerous if they re too...

Dogs: Dogs, shelley davis, blackish color
shelley davis, blackish color, black labs: Hi Kaycee, Thank you for writing to me about your dogs. Normally, I would approach this as an allergy. However, the fact that this is happening to both dogs makes me suspicious that it could be something more serious. I would therefore suggest that you...

Dogs: Dogs Hair Changing Color, color change
color change: Hi Sue, A dog s coat color can darken with age, but you didn t say where your dog s body the color is changing. If particular parts of your dog seem to be changing to a rust color, this can mean she is licking herself on that area a lot. The rust colored...

Dogs: Dogs making a bed out of sticks/palms/branches, spaying and neutering, adopting a puppy
spaying and neutering, adopting a puppy, accidental pregnancy: Hi Christina, In multiple studies that have been done, early spaying (and neutering) in puppies as young as 5 weeks old has been shown to be safe. It s not crazy at all! I can t begin to tell you how many all expert questions I receive from owners...

Dogs: Dogs pees on himself, german shorthair, baby wipes
german shorthair, baby wipes, best of luck: Hi Shawn, Some dogs just aren t much good at aiming ! This might improve with age, but it may not. You may want to keep a container of baby wipes near your door, and just give your dog a quick clean up when he comes back into your house. You can t...

Dogs: deaf puppy, nadac championships, bull terriers
nadac championships, bull terriers, hand signals: There is a woman here who runs deaf white bull terriers in agility. They have actually made it to the NADAC Championships the last two years, and it is quite remarkable to watch them run together! She uses food motivation and lots of hand signals to train....

Dogs: depth perception, australian shepperd, depth perception
australian shepperd, depth perception, bad vision: Hi Audra, Usually the loss of vision (either all or partly) in one eye will be responsible for the loss of depth perception. Because the puppy has only known life in this way, it s totally normal for him, though he may startle for when you come upon...

Dogs: my dog, cat foods, cat food
cat foods, cat food, junk food: Some dogs will eat anything available. In addition, they may be attracted by the stronger smell or richer content. Cat foods are formulated to meet cats nutritional needs and dog food for dogs. Cat food is too rich for dogs. Your dog would be better off...

Dogs: getting dog back?, veterinary bills, random guy
veterinary bills, random guy, best of luck: Hi Bridgette, I m sorry you ve lost your dog. By most laws, dogs are seen as property. If your property has been stolen, then it s a police matter. I d go down to your local police station (don t just call them). Show them the paid veterinary bills...

Dogs: my dog, internet dogs, mild soap
internet dogs, mild soap, chin area: Hi Maurice, Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. Dogs, just like people sometimes need to be examined by a doctor, and this is the case with your dog. Not providing your dog with the care he needs promptly, can make treatment more more difficult...

Dogs: dog breeding, shelley davis, cancer increase
shelley davis, cancer increase, male stud: Dear Joaquin, Thank you for writing to me. For every heat that a female dog goes through the chances for breast cancer increase 10 fold. Please consider having your dog spayed. Additionally, for every puppy born there is one less home for a dog waiting...

Dogs: dog coat, puppy chow, fish oil capsules
puppy chow, fish oil capsules, dry dog food: A pregnant or nursing dog needs a richer diet, usually puppy chow. If the Good Life offers a puppy chow, try switching to it. You could also try adding a teaspoon of regular liquid cooking oil a day to her food. It is as good or better than the expensive...

Dogs: dog crying after laying down., pinched nerve, horrible pain
pinched nerve, horrible pain, trouble spot: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian, or preferably, a veterinary chiropractor. http://www.avcadoctors.com/search_for_avca_certified_doctor.htm He could have a pinched nerve or arthritis, possibly in his back or hips. Carefully feel all over his...

Dogs: My dog doesnt like my husband, welsh springer spaniel, spaniel
welsh springer spaniel, spaniel, paces: Probably the best way would be to have a trainer come to your house,and see how your dog is like with your husband-and you can look in the phone book and call trainers that do training at people s houses,also,your vet may know as well That s the best way...

Dogs: My dog does not eat well..... Very Picky, beet pulp, cane molasses
beet pulp, cane molasses, empty stomachs: First of all, half a cup of food is a LOT of food for a 4# dog, but not if he is taking several day to eat it. Most of my bitches are 13-15#, and they get 2/3 to one cup of food a day. The vomiting of bile is usually due to what the dog is eating, and some...

Dogs: dog eating own feces, canned pumpkin, english pointer
canned pumpkin, english pointer, pineapple juice: Some dogs just don t bark much. Try hanging a bell on the door right at the lower corner where they often paw to get out. Eating Feces? The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You can try food...

Dogs: dog food, adult dog food, rat terriers
adult dog food, rat terriers, puppy food: Craig, that would be perfectly fine. Since rat terriers grow to be around 12 pounds (unless they are of the toy variety, and are about 8 pounds as adults), you should start out feeding him about 1 cup of the adult food each day (if you feed once in the morning...

Dogs: dog mess, house training pet store puppy
house training pet store puppy: Hi Manda, This is a really common problem with dogs that come from pet stores, and of course, the older the puppy the harder it is to house train. Your first course of action needs to be prevention. Your second thing is getting your puppy on a rigid...

Dogs: my dog's nauseating odor, liquid dish soap, hydrogen peroxide
liquid dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, anal glands: Now that is an unpleasant visual . Uff-da! Did the vet check his skin for some sort of bacterial infection? Possibly he has rolled in something quite dead and foul. I would shampoo him again a couple times. Then mix 1 quart of fresh hydrogen peroxide...

Dogs: My dog needs help, aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel
aloe vera gel, pure aloe vera gel, vet visits: Hi Stephine, Your best bet for successful treatment is to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. I understand your financial concerns, if you contact your vet and explain your problem, many times a payment schedule can be worked out, allowing you to...

Dogs: dog new habit, laminate flooring, day break
laminate flooring, day break, mid day: If most of her calories are coming from a commercial dog chow, likely it isn t diet related. If not, switching to one migh help the problem. Otherwise, try enriching her life. If she is home all day by herself, try to give her a mid day break. Doggy...

Dogs: My dog only barks at me, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Is she demanding attention? The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: after my dog pees in the house, computer desk, dog pees
computer desk, dog pees, clue: 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 catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: My dog is pooping blood, mule team borax, miniature pincher
mule team borax, miniature pincher, blood in the stools: Dear Summer, Thank you for writing to me about your dogs. Please take your dogs to the vet as soon as possible. A lot of blood in the stools is not normal and could be a sign of something quite serious. They also need to be treated for tape worms. ...

Dogs: Which dog is right for me?, alaskan malamutes, tuscaloosa al
alaskan malamutes, tuscaloosa al, warm weather: Huskies can do ok in the heat if they have shade and enough water,and do NOT have them shaved that will only make them hotter,you can howeverr have a groomer remove the under coat which will make it cooler Labs are great in all kinds of weather,heat or...

Dogs: Is my dog sick?, tooth abscesses, respiratory tract infection
tooth abscesses, respiratory tract infection, airborne virus: Hi Barry, I understand your concerns. Because you ve only noticed your dog drinking more and making sneezing noises for one day, it s best to adopt a wait and see attitude. Your dog is acting fine, and eating normally, so you wouldn t have much to...

Dogs: dog socialization, dog socialization, basset hound
dog socialization, basset hound, petsmart: Heidi- She may be slipping a bit if she is not having constant interaction. I would take her everywhere with you that you can, make special trips to petsmart, parks, everywhere. Ask people to come and pet her or say hi, just get her where there are a lot...

Dogs: dog spayed, veterinarian, antibiotics
veterinarian, antibiotics, bitch: It sounds like she has some sort of infection as males are often interested in a sexual way during these occasions due to the odor that a bitch gives off. Have her examined by a veterinarian during this time as he/she will most likely put the bitch on some...

Dogs: My dog has started acting out, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: He is maturing and challenging you for leadership. Neutering if not already will help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having...

Dogs: dog trainning, crate train, boarding kennel
crate train, boarding kennel, puppy: Well,they usually sleep while in the crate,but as I said you let them out every now and then-and very young puppies often just think of it as a bed I work at a boarding kennel and dogs are kept in a kennel for up to a month,and don t seem to hate it ...

Dogs: dog tries to kill cats in same household, glass doors, leader of the pack
glass doors, leader of the pack, extensive training: Renata, the first thing you need to do is establish some pack order with this dog. She does not respect you as the leader of the pack, so of course she isn t going to listen to and follow your commands. I would strongly suggest that you find a trainer...

Dogs: dog not walking, Shy Malamute
Shy Malamute: She sounds like she may have stayed at the breeder a few months too long. What kind of exposure to the outside world did she have prior to coming to your house. Was she used to a leash at all? Try letting her drag it around (supervised), once she is used to...

Dogs: dog worms, loose stools, dog worms
loose stools, dog worms, stool sample: Worms are usually white and different types are different sizes. some times a dog will be skinny with a bulging belly, scoot on its back end, itch,loose stools, etc., if it has worms. Sometimes you don t see anything. Best thing is to have the dog into...

Dogs: My dog Zoey, daughters room, big dogs
daughters room, big dogs, two dogs: Hi Amy, Whether your dog Zoey is not quite house trained, or if she s got some anxiety issues, the basic way to handle your problem is the same. Because you can t trust Zoey, you should not be giving her the run of your home. That means, when you are unable...

Dogs: dogs, shock collar, getting a new puppy
shock collar, getting a new puppy, happy event: These collars can change a dog s personality for the worse, and they can make a dog aggressive. One of my dogs was placed in a home, and the owner did not follow my directions on how to get the dog to listen to him, and the dog went from barking at visitors...

Dogs: dogs, overpopulation problem, shelley davis
overpopulation problem, shelley davis, neuter: Dear Karen, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppy situation. Please keep the father away from the mother and puppies. It is absolutely natural for the mother to be protective of the puppies and letting the father close is stressing the mother...

Dogs: How dogs age..., check ups, many different ways
check ups, many different ways, blood panel: Dogs can go in many different ways. As they age, their quality of life changes. One of my oldest dogs died one month before his 17th birthday. He slept about 23 hours a day, ate well, and pottied outside, as long as one got him outside in a timely fashion;...

Dogs: thank you for answering, aggression problems, dog obedience class
aggression problems, dog obedience class, female dogs: Hi Deirdre, Good to hear that you re already taking steps to help Sprinkles get over her problems! Just be patient, but firm and consistent in what you ask of her. It will take time before you see improvement. Best of luck to you, Sprinkles, and Minnie!...

Dogs: dogs with bronchitis, Infectious Bronchitis, Kennel cough
Infectious Bronchitis, Kennel cough, Bordetella: Hi Jenny, Kennel cough is an infectious Bronchitis (also called Bordetella Infection). It s an infection spread from dog to dog through the air, and obviously activities resulting in close congregation of dogs results in the likelihood of the spread of...

Dogs: dogs killing small animals, obedience commands, dog obedience class
obedience commands, dog obedience class, chow chows: Hi Denise, You didn t say that your dogs are leashed while you re walking them. If your dogs were leashed, I would imagine these attacks would not have happened. There are long leashes, or leads, you could use while walking your dogs so they can have some...

Dogs: Why do dogs pee in the house when i take her out very often?, cooperative extension offices, poly rope
cooperative extension offices, poly rope, collie mix: Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: I dont think my dog is eating right, food dish, skin and bones
food dish, skin and bones, big mouthful: This could be several things. Have you had the vet check a stool sample for worms or other parasites? sometimes you won t see anything and OTC remedies may not work. How much are you feeding her. Most dogs that size need 3-4 cups of a meat based chow....

Dogs: drooling question, shelley davis, saliva
shelley davis, saliva, vet: Hi Angela, Thank you for writing to me. I would definitely recommend to get your dog to a vet as soon as possible. There are so many things that could be causing this from a stroke to an obstruction...it s possibilities are endless, and potentially serious....

Dogs: Ear cropping, ear cropping
ear cropping: Hi Richard, It s common to use splints to help hold the ear into a standing position. Usually, the splints are attached with tape, and the ears are set to the desired position following the cropping surgery. There is no way to predict how long it will...

Dogs: Efficacy of Glucosamine and Chondroitin, Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Hi Lory, Glucocorticoids, the group that Glucosamines and Chondroitin belong to, has been known to interfere some medications. You should talk to your veterinarian about using a these supplements while also receiving thyroid medication. That said, owners...

Dogs: Extreme licking of back paw, lick granuloma, lick dermatitis
lick granuloma, lick dermatitis: Hi Brenda, I understand your frustration in getting to the bottom of your dog s problem. The possible root causes for self-trauma include: anxiety, boredom, stress (such as new member in household or change in the household routine). Licking can develop...

Dogs: She eats everything!!!! and i mean evreything, Pica
Pica: Hi Cassie, Though totally repulsive, dead frogs, animal droppings, bugs, gum, and urine are edible! Dogs are gross, what can I say?! You need to prevent access to these items. In your puppy s case, this might just be immaturity. In an adult dog, a compulsion...

Dogs: She eats everything, and i mean evrything!!!, empty pop cans, pig poop
empty pop cans, pig poop, dead frogs: She may be worse than many other dogs, but not that much. The worst part is some of that can upset her digestion. Some of it may upset your digestion too. I have little help for you. The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before...

Dogs: emotional companion pet - dog, staffordshire bull terriers, couch potatoes
staffordshire bull terriers, couch potatoes, standard poodles: Well age and gender is more of a personal thing-so that more or less is up to you As for breeds my first choice would be a greyhound,as they are low shedding and do not need to be groomed,also they are couch potatoes,are also known for being clean and intelligent...

Dogs: Fearful Boxer, brown craft paper, carpet remnant
brown craft paper, carpet remnant, floor muscles: Hi Beckah, Try laying a carpet remnant or runner in your kitchen to help your dog s footing. You could also use large sheets of brown craft paper (the kind that s laid down to protect flooring in new homes - you ll have to use tape to hold the paper down),...

Dogs: Fearful Rescue Dog, cavalier king charles, litter mates
cavalier king charles, litter mates, english springer spaniel: Hi Connie- Sorry this took so long to get back to you, it took my On vacation status off four days early! You used a word that I am very glad to hear you use, Gradual . This will definitely take a while, but it will not be impossible. I m sure the...

Dogs: Feeding, new dog won't eat
new dog won't eat: Hi Bonnie, It s really common for some dogs to stop eating when in a stressful situation, such as arriving in a new home. As you said, the hot dogs are not a great food for a dog, but it s important to get her to eat! Your dog not wanting to eat may...

Dogs: Feeding dogs bran, anal glands, high fiber diet
anal glands, high fiber diet, canned pumpkin: Hi Kim, For a dog the size of yours, try starting with a teaspoon of canned pumpkin per meal, increasing it up to a tablespoon per meal if needed. A couple of apple wedges is another high in fiber option you can use. Remove the seeds and core. Apple...

Dogs: Female Min Pin is 9 monthes old, fatal infections, spayed
fatal infections, spayed, coyotes: The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything to get loose and get to a male. Once loose, an accidental breeding and an unwanted litter is far from the worst that can happen. Such...

Dogs: Fence Climbing, wooden privacy fence, radio fence
wooden privacy fence, radio fence, ground radio: Sometimes putting chainlink fence that is angled inwards(like a roof) will stop a dog from climbing out,but for a while watch him just to be on the safe side,although this does often work well and will sometimes even keep cats from climbing a fence-it is worth...

Dogs: Fire - my dog is afraid, crackling sound, lap dog
crackling sound, lap dog, bad experience: Don t coddle her or let it stress you. Either sends the wrong signals. Enthuse with your husband about the fire. Let her see how much you enjoy it, and perhaps give the Lab attention near the fire. She may have had a bad experience with a fire in the past,...

Dogs: FLEAS!, fleas
fleas: Hi Emma, The Front line is still working, the problem is new fleas are hopping back onto your dog, if they are in the environment , meaning in your home! Fleas only live part of their life cycle on a pet, the rest of the time they re in the cracks of the...

Dogs: Fleas!, yourkie, commercial spray
yourkie, commercial spray, fleas: The trouble is, once your dog gets fleas, if you bring your dog inside, you re house is now infested and even if you don t let him in, you still need to treat the yard for any fleas or flea larva. Buy a commercial spray (available at any pet store) and not...

Dogs: Fleas!, yourkie, fleas
yourkie, fleas, shampoo: I am surprised the Frontline didn t do the job. How often are you bathing it? I don t think bathing is supposed to hurt any of them. I guess too often with too strong of shampoo could. I would talk to your vet. If you are bathing it frequently, it...

Dogs: FOLLOW UP Dog's Swollen Abdomen, swollen abdomen, homework question
swollen abdomen, homework question, welcome response: We are required to answer (or decline) all questions, comments, etc., otherwise AllExperts.com bugs us about them. We cannot simply ignore them (nor do we ever get to see anyone s email addy). With your comments and there being no real question last night,...

Dogs: Dog's Swollen Abdomen, vet
Dogs: Dog's Swollen Abdomen, vet

Dogs: dog breeding, unwanted pets, breast cancer
Dogs: dog breeding, unwanted pets, breast cancer, overpopulation

Dogs: How dogs age..., lumps and bumps, cushing s syndrome
Dogs: How dogs age..., lumps and bumps, cushing s syndrome, health problems

Dogs: innoculations, rabies
Dogs: innoculations, rabies

Dogs: Lost dog in the cold, survival instincts, shy nature
Dogs: Lost dog in the cold, survival instincts, shy nature, predators

Dogs: Seizure in Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, fur child
Dogs: Seizure in Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, fur child, gum infection

Dogs: fishy dog urine, urine smell
urine smell: Hi Lisa, Foul or unusual odor of the urine can occur in the presence of bacteria. A strong smelling urine is common with a bladder infection, or Cystitis . You should have your dog examined by your vet. Analysis of your dog s urine will confirm the...

Dogs: fixing a female dog, dalmation, veterinarian
dalmation, veterinarian, organs: Yes, it is usually safe to spay at this age. Your veterinarian will want to do a blood workup first to be sure that all organs are functioning normally so that there shouldn t be any problem using anesthesia. If she should need a teeth cleaning, this would...

Dogs: flea problems, flea eggs, tick control
flea eggs, tick control, flea problems: Get with your vet. He may want to start with Capstar to clear up the current infestation and then go to a good preventative such as Revolution, Advantage, Frontline, etc. If the IRG doesn t stop the flea eggs from hatching, you will need to retreat as they...

Dogs: spaying/neutering, pet overpopulation, human females
pet overpopulation, human females, nutritients: Neither canines nor humans will ever get ovarian or uterine cancer once the ovaries and uterus are removed. With all the misery caused by our pet overpopulation, such drastic surgery both eliminates accidental breeding and reduces cancer in female dogs. ...

Dogs: Giant schnauzer puppy with HORRIBLE gas, homemade diets, schnauzer puppy
homemade diets, schnauzer puppy, horrible gas: I would try a different chow. I doubt the Beneful is a problem in general, but not all chows will work for all dogs. I think it is a chicken and vegetable based chow. Maybe try a lamb and rice one, or a beef one. It is quite difficult to prepare a...

Dogs: golden doodle, golden doodle, obedience class
golden doodle, obedience class, natural instincts: That is a difficult problem. neuter him if not already. Then take over as the leader. 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...

Dogs: Is now a good time to get a puppy?, rescue time, size restrictions
rescue time, size restrictions, suburban life: Puppies can be very time intensive, and housebreaking goes best where you have quick access to outside. If you get a puppy, it might be best now rather than when you are in an apartment. Urban areas are more likely to have diseased dogs ready to infect your...

Dogs: Is now a good time to get a puppy?, suburban life, suburban area
suburban life, suburban area, big house: Dogs are pretty adaptable,and can usually take change pretty well-the move itself might be the more stressful part but once the dog moves into it s new house it should be ok,and it isn t as stressful as getting a new owner,though the dog may not eat for a...

Dogs: great dane trainning, guard dog, great dane
guard dog, great dane, 28 days: Arundas, I hope you are kidding about your puppy s age. If she is only 28 days old she is MUCH too young to be taken from her mother. She s not even 4 weeks old yet! In most states it is illegal to sell or give away a puppy that is younger than 6 or 8 weeks....

Dogs: green puss from wound, yellow pus, shelley davis
yellow pus, shelley davis, stapes: Dear Gilbert, Thank you for writing to me abuot your Rottie mix. I would suggest that you take your dog to the emergency room immediately!!!!! Green/yellow pus is most definitely an infection and you must have this attended to before gangrene sets in....

Dogs: Hair Loss, weight gain, Hypothyroid
weight gain, Hypothyroid: Hi Hope, The symptoms of unexplained weight gain, and hair loss point to a thyroid problem. Your dog may well be Hypothyroid, which is an inadequate level of thyroid hormone. You should have your dog examined by your vet. A diagnosis is easily made...

Dogs: House breaking my jack russell, jack russell terrier, closet shelving
jack russell terrier, closet shelving, wire grid: One important but often negleced point is to make the puppy walk around outside until it goes. Exercise stimulates the body to eliminate. uch of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its...

Dogs: Housebreaking Brussels Griffon, mini poodle, closet shelving
mini poodle, closet shelving, brussels griffon: Taking a dog out when it doesn t need to go only confuses it. Concentrate on identifying when it needs to go out. While you have it out, you may need to walk it around to stimulate elimination. Block off part of the crate so that it only has room to stretch...

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

Dogs: house trainning puppy, male yorkie, trainning
male yorkie, trainning, shih tzu: The best way of using a crate is to also use it when you are home as well as at night and when you are out-in fact keep him in there and let him out every two hours or so,so keep him in there all the time except to be fed,to go outside,to go out,go on walks...

Dogs: housebreak a toy poodle, obedience class, toy poodle
obedience class, toy poodle, natural instincts: This could be more of a leadership issue than housebreaking. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack...

Dogs: housebreaking, boston terrier puppy, frequent stools
boston terrier puppy, frequent stools, puppy food: Hello, Susan. Have you read the information on my house training web page? Here s the link: http://housetraining.angelfire.com Check it out and then get back to me if you still have questions. In regards to his food, it could be that you...

Dogs: howling / barking, ticking clock, shock collar
ticking clock, shock collar, kong toy: Try a Kong stuffed with peanut butter and frozen. I think most Beagles are food motivated enough to concentrate on licking the peanut butter out until tired enough to fall asleep. If that doesn t work, you may have to talk to the vet about medicating...

Dogs: howling / barking, barking dog
barking dog: Hi Stephanie, First, let your neighbors know that you are not ignoring their complaints; that you understand their discomfort and you are taking steps to correct the problem. Quite often, they will cut you a little slack if they know that their complaints...

Dogs: humping, collie mix, obedience class
collie mix, obedience class, natural instincts: I would stop it when either dog seems to have had enough and walks away. The humping is best fought by strong leadership on your part. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people...

Dogs: Identifying Terrier breeds, west highland white terrier, highland white terrier
west highland white terrier, highland white terrier, standing posture: Here is a picture of a shaved scottish terrier http://www.flickr.com/photos/meaghanedwards/1797332887/in/set-72157594161963335/ It may have also been a Carin terrier found here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cairnterrier.htm And last but not least...

Dogs: Back Injury, lhasa poo, spinal nerves
lhasa poo, spinal nerves, cross breeds: Hi Kristen, Like you said, your dog is spoiled. You need to be the strong parent and do what s right for her, even though she doesn t understand, and makes it known that she wants something else! Giving her the chance to sleep on your bed, runs the...

Dogs: Introducing a 3rd dog, time and patience, small dogs
time and patience, small dogs, big dogs: Well sometimes just talking to shelter staff will help you get the right dog,so they may in fact have someone in there now that might be good for you.A bulldog is a study dog and isn t going to get hurt easily.Great Danes are nice dogs and can take a lot,greyhounds...

Dogs: Introducing New Puppy...I am really scared., introducing new puppy
introducing new puppy: Hi Lizette, Not every dog wants to share it s home with another dog or puppy. That holds true even for dogs who at one time or another had other dogs in it s home. If you have an aggressive dog, the nature of the aggression must be identified and managed...

Dogs: innoculations, shelley davis, puppy shots
shelley davis, puppy shots, hi chris: Hi Chris, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppy. You will have to contact your vet and make arrangements for a schedule of inncoulations. Be sure to arrange for individual shots and not a group of them as it s very stressful on the immune system...

Dogs: itchy paws, open wounds, pinki
open wounds, pinki, paw: Hi Casper- Sorry this took so long to get back to you, it took my On vacation status off four days early! I would first wash his paw very thouroughly with alcohal or nice warm water, and make sure he has no bites, open wounds or a heavy rash. Benedryl...

Dogs: Jealous Dog, multi pet households
multi pet households: I would resolve Starbucks behavior problems before I considered adding another pet. It s not fair to either animal, the one coming in or Starbucks to expect her to know what you want with out showing her. Try www.ccpdt.com to find someone in your area...

Dogs: jumping around when guests are present, greeting disorder
greeting disorder: Hi Ray, Yaiya looks like most of the dogs here in Southeastern Utah!Lab/heeler crosses are a really nice mix! Simply, without teaching an alternative behavior incompatible with that forward greeting she won t out grow a darn thing. Teaching her to...

Dogs: How do I know??, cat litter boxes, agility competition
cat litter boxes, agility competition, family cats: Dogs take up a lot more time and attention than a cat. Litter boxes don t work near as well with them, and besides, they need human interaction. If you can t make it home to give the dog a mid day break, you need to find somebody that can. Even small dogs...

Dogs: Large old dog not getting along with new puppy., female puppy, inter sex
female puppy, inter sex, small dogs: 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: My Lhasa Apso hates eating anything, vet check, dogs food
vet check, dogs food, lhasa apso: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need....

Dogs: Lost dog in the cold, sheltie puppy, animal control officer
sheltie puppy, animal control officer, walking in the woods: Hi Deb, Thank you for writing to me about your lost Sheltie puppy. If your dog can find shelter, she can survive the cold in my opinion. Coyotes are her predators and she is only a puppy so she is in danger. I will not pretend that this isn t a problem,...

Dogs: lab and terrier fighting, phantom pregnancy, chocolate lab
phantom pregnancy, chocolate lab, hapening: the best way to stop this would be to muzzle both dogs,and let them sort out there ranks,once they know who s in charge the fighting will stop,and with muzzles they won t hurt each other,but still sort it out-it might take a few days but this does wor...

Dogs: My labrador, puppy chow, science diet
puppy chow, science diet, skin scrapings: The problem could be a number of things. I think it needs to see a vet. If he is eating mostly a commercial puppy chow, or even an adult chow, he should be getting the complete and balanced diet he needs. Such a problem is much more likely to be parasites...

Dogs: My lawn is a disaster!, pea gravel, scratch marks
pea gravel, scratch marks, flings: That is a common enough behavior I am surprised you haven t found a description of it. I doubt it has anything to do with him being a rescue dog. It may have to do with marking, leaving a visual mark as well of the scent. Knowing what is happening, doesn...

Dogs: loose stools, loose stools, evening walk
loose stools, evening walk, pekingese: Exercise stimulates elimination. Still, it shouldn t lead to loose stools. You might try putting off feeding until after the walk or move it up to longer before. Have you discussed this with the vet? Some say overfeeding leads to loose stools. Your...

Dogs: lump on my cocker, sebaceous cysts, cocker spaniels
sebaceous cysts, cocker spaniels, groomer: Hi Betty, I m sorry, I know how concerned you are. It s always alarming when one notices a lump or bump that wasn t there before. Unfortunately, the only way to tell what kind of growth your dog has, is by an examination by your veterinarian. Reading about...

Dogs: Medicine Bath, Puppy Demodex
Puppy Demodex: Hi Lindsay, If your dog is still have side effects from his bath, you need to contact your vet. Bathing or dipping occasionally yields mild sedation as a side effect. Very small dogs may become highly sedated and require an antidote but this is unusual....

Dogs: Milk, cook turkey breast, vet check
cook turkey breast, vet check, dogs food: I guess if you can find lactose free milk, it would be OK. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer behavior change, animal behaviorist, obedience classes
animal behaviorist, obedience classes, dominant figure: The first thing you should do is to have her thyroid level checked as hypothyroidism can cause aggressive behavior in some dogs. Bringing in that second dog may have made her think she needs to assert herself more to insure that she is the dominant figure...

Dogs: My Mini Schnauzer and her eating, mini schnauzer, hip bones
mini schnauzer, hip bones, gums: I only feed my puppies twice a day. If she is leaving some in the dish, it may be that you are feeding her too much. If you can feel her ribs easily (I do not like to feel hip bones), but not see them, then she is in good weight. If you think she needs to...

Dogs: Miniature Dachshund, miniature dachshund, obedience class
miniature dachshund, obedience class, baby dogs: Dogs are individuals, and one isn t always like others. One quick fix might be a Kong filled with peanut butter. Better choose a smaller one, and freezing it will make it last longer. Some peanut butter is OK for dogs, but most of their diet needs to be...

Dogs: my male black lab, water pistol, clap your hands
water pistol, clap your hands, negative attention: Hi Dee, By letting your dog out of his crate when he s barking, you have trained him that he ll get his way, and WILL be let out of his crate eventually when he barks! It will take time to train your dog to be quiet when he s crated, since he knows that...

Dogs: marking, boston terriers, computer desk
boston terriers, computer desk, rescue group: This will be difficult. He is neutered? Likely you will have to use a crate when you can t watch him. Leave it some toys. Perhaps a Kong filled with peanut butter. Don t leave anything in the crate the dog might chew up. It will do fine without even any...

Dogs: mating, overpopulation problem, shelley davis
overpopulation problem, shelley davis, cancer increase: Dear Fonda, Thank you for writing to me. The important thoughts are as follows: For each heat a female dog goes into, her chances for breast cancer increase dramatcally as well as other cancers. For each year a male dog isn t neutered, his chances...

Dogs: menstrual cycles in dogs, heat cycle discharge
heat cycle discharge: Hi Marie, Just as in humans, the amount of discharge any one dog has during her heat cycle varies. A dog can have a heavy flow, or a light flow. A pinkish to red colored discharge the first week, usually turning to a tannish color during the fertile...

Dogs: mini dachshund sore throat will not eat, mini dachshund, raw hamburger
mini dachshund, raw hamburger, sick dogs: When I have a dog that won t eat, I progress in a certain order, escalating as needed. First step is warm water in the food. That gets most of them eating. Those who are a bit more stubborn get a spoonful of Eagle canned chicken mixed in. Something is really...

Dogs: mini-schnauzer limping not able to put full weight on leg, mini schnauzers, mini schnauzer
mini schnauzers, mini schnauzer, sitting on the bench: Make sure that he hasn t broken a toenail. That is always the first thing you should check when a dog starts limping. Wiggle each toe carefully. A broken nail would have to be cut off, and that can be nasty business if the nail broke close to the toe. He...

Dogs: mother reluctant to nurse pups, nutrition issue, body temperatures
nutrition issue, body temperatures, whelping box: Tom, you should have increased her food intake just before she was due to have the puppies. Nursing takes a huge toll on a bitch, which is why she became skinny. Proper nutrition for a nursing mother is critical. What are you feeding her, how much, and...

Dogs: mouthing; pawing, won't "drop it", obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, hip displasia: 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: Need to know about a good guard dog breed., obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, loyal breed: You may be hearing so many different things because too many inexperienced people think all members of a breed are like the liminited numbers of ones they know. Not all German Shepherds are like the one you had. Think about all the ones you have seen as...

Dogs: Nervous GSD, obedience training, gsd
obedience training, gsd, german shepherd: The best way would be to take him to a trainer,nervous dogs can actually get confidence from obedience training-so call around a number of trainers and tell them what your dog is like and go with the trainer that you like the sounds of best Trainers can...

Dogs: New Eskimo puppy, american eskimo puppy, obedience class
american eskimo puppy, obedience class, poly rope: It sounds like a form of submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow it, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

Dogs: New Puppy, king charles cavalier, sick puppy
king charles cavalier, sick puppy, stool sample: **ANYTIME** one brings in a new dog/puppy, the first thing that should be done is to have it thoroughly examined by a veterinarian (along with a stool sample). This is not only for your protection, but for the breeder also. (Some buyers return 2-3 weeks later...

Dogs: New puppy, bichon poo, little nippers
bichon poo, little nippers, obedience class: I am almost sure I already answered this question, but it doesn t show in my answered questions. 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...

Dogs: New puppy, female puppy, female dogs
female puppy, female dogs, heat cycle: Hi Melanie, At the moment, you need not worry. A few months down the road, you will have plenty to worry about! Now is the time to neuter your male dog, while he is young, and hasn t yet developed bad habits (such as humping and marking) which will...

Dogs: New puppy on pension due to owner's vacation., australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, abscence: We sometimes keep puppies for friends or even have to leave our puppies with someone at times. Puppies that have spent a week or less with us, will remember us if we don t see them for a month or 2. I am sure your puppy will be overjoyed when you return....

Dogs: Newly adopted Black lab, local health food store, health food store
local health food store, health food store, toronto humane society: This can happen with any breed,so isn t a problem with just labs. I think he is either bored,or has seperation anxiety.Now if he s bored,the best way to deal with this is to give him a long walk before going our,or playing with him in the yard.Also using...

Dogs: Nipping/biting and jumping, labrador puppy, adult teeth
labrador puppy, adult teeth, torn clothes: Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each and every time he jumps on somebody is very important. He must never get the affection he wants. A number of things have been used. One of the most gentle...

Dogs: Nursing Dog with separation anxiety, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Hi Christy, When you re not home, your dog should not have the run of your home. Since she needs to have access to her litter, contain your dog with the help of a child gate or two, to the room that the whelping box is in. At least this way, her messes...

Dogs: Nutrition & Health, purina pro plan, dry food
purina pro plan, dry food, nutrition health: If Ginger will eat the dry Pro Plan, the problem is solved. I am quite familiar with it, having fed it for years to the puppies we raise for a dog guide school. I have seen thousands of dogs thriving on it. They are mostly Labs and other large breeds, but...

Dogs: neurological and on prednisone 20mgs, Senior dog
Senior dog: Hi Rose, I cannot speculate on medical issues, it would be unethical on my part. With older dogs it comes down to quality of life. Some days they are good and other s maybe not so much. When the bad days string together too many and too often you have...

Dogs: two neutered males living together?, yorkie puppy, male yorkie
yorkie puppy, male yorkie, schnouzer: You shouldn t have a problem as long as you remember to never have two that are at the same level of dominance. One should be more dominant, and the other more submissive. Just don t get one that is so dominant that YOU have problems with him. Really dominant...

Dogs: new dog issues, marking, mounting behavior
marking, mounting behavior: Hi Aleida, Congratulations on adopting a new dog! Since you only have your new dog for about a day, you need to be consistent and persistent in changing his behavior. You may not see changes for several weeks. Keeping the new dog leashed inside your...

Dogs: new pet, low cost spay neuter, google
low cost spay neuter, google, new pet: 1. I d get her spayed (if you re short on funds, google low cost spay neuter and your state (eg low cost spay neuter PA, if you live in Pennsylvania. 2. Provide a crate for her so she can have alone time if she needs it. 3. Just love her...

Dogs: new puppies, male dogs, subtle signs
male dogs, subtle signs, male boxers: Hi Jennifer, Yes! You certainly do have to worry about your two male Boxers! Male dogs do not recognize puppies as their offspring, so the pups need to be protected. Your mother dog, who may used to love to be around your other dogs may suddenly try...

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

Dogs: new puppy shitzu w/ 11yr old shitzu, 11yr, wich
11yr, wich, pup: 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: nursing, cold compresses, dachsund
cold compresses, dachsund, twenty minutes: The puppy was weaned too quickly; it should have been done gradually over several days. She will eventually dry up, but you need to cut back on her food a bit. Cold compresses on her breasts for twenty minutes several times a day will help to relieve some...

Dogs: Old Dog New House, obedience class, month old baby
obedience class, month old baby, natural instincts: This is a touch situation. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: Older dog frightened of new puppy, snarls, molly
snarls, molly, puppy: 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: obsessed/dominating dog, german shepard, siberian husky
german shepard, siberian husky, spayed: If he is also trying to mount her, it is perfectly normal for her to tell him to bug off, as only the most submissive bitches will tolerate a male trying to mount them. Most bitches will not allow that unless they are in season and ovulating. It sometimes...

Dogs: my old pug, fecal incontinent
fecal incontinent: Hi Suzette, I m sorry to hear that Mr. Parker is having such problems. You an try changing his diet to a a high-quality low-residue food, and keep him on a strict schedule for feeding. Feeding the low-residue food means that he will poop much less...

Dogs: older female lab is getting mean with smaller dog, obedience class, yorkie puppy
obedience class, yorkie puppy, adult females: This could be a tough one. The yorkie may be maturing and challenging the Lab, or even the Lab seeing it as an adult and threat. This will be worse if the Yorkie is a female too. At times 2 unspayed adult females will never get along. Even spayed ones...

Dogs: overweight dachshund, adult dogs, neutering
adult dogs, neutering, dachshund: Hi Kara- It is pretty normal for a recently neutered dog to gain weight. The hormone change really helps them pack on the pounds, especially in adult dogs. I would recommend using some green beans in his diet. Reduce his current diet in half, and add two...

Dogs: Peeing in crate, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, sturdy cardboard: Dear Jannette, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. If your dog was 100% reliable in the house and in the crate than one of two things may have happened. One is that she may have a medical problem and therefore needs to be seen by a vet. While...

Dogs: Your Personal Experince, demodex, immune booster
demodex, immune booster, ivermectin: Sorry, but I have not heard of anything other than the treatment your veterinarian has recommended. Fortunately for me, this is not an experience I have had to go through. You might try contacting a homeopathic vet and asking him/her your questions. And DO...

Dogs: My PIcky, Picky Pyr., diet
diet: Hi Leah, I don t understand what you mean by Nature s Variety Frozen raw patties contain a lot of things he doesn t need that I would rather not feed him . As far as I can see, Nature s Variety Frozen raw patties are a wonderful food choice! They are 95%...

Dogs: Pig Ears..., pig ears, natural bone
pig ears, natural bone, nylabone: I don t recommend them (nor cows hooves, nor rawhide). Dogs like them, but they don t digest well. Plus, the pig ears have been none to carry bacteria harmful to humans so if you don t wash your hands after handling, you risk getting sick. If you re labby...

Dogs: Pooping in crate, meat byproducts, sun night
meat byproducts, sun night, good solution: Talk to the vet about Petsmart. If he gives her a combo shot, she will still need to avoid possibly diseased dogs another 2 weeks. The AVMA has a good explanation at http://www.avma.org/communications/brochures/canine_parvo/parvo_brochure.asp The Nutro...

Dogs: Prednisone, prednisone, stacy
prednisone, stacy, vet: Hi Stacy, Technically, there s no difference between the prednisone your dog would receive from the vet, from the medication your doctor prescribed for you. However, the amount varies with the weight of the animal and it can be very harmful if a dog...

Dogs: Pregnant bitch wont let me take her temp, dog's temperature
dog's temperature: Hi Sally, It s worth a try to take your dog s temperature vaginally. It s internal after all. Keep in mind that not every dog will experience the temperature drop. Ear thermometers can also be used in dogs. They are generally fast and easy but it is...

Dogs: &; {/ /PUG QUESTION}, turkey bacon, pug puppy
turkey bacon, pug puppy, labman: You can wear a collar on a Pug. It may take careful fitting not to restrict its neck or slip over its head. Over eating is common in Pugs and many other breeds. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should...

Dogs: Puppies, dry dog food, puppy food
dry dog food, puppy food, animal control: Hi Haley, Why are the puppies on a prescription puppy food? Have they been ill? I don t know what you mean by the puppies are starting to get bad poop. If the pups are developing diarrhea, you need to have them examined by a veterinarian. You can t...

Dogs: Puppies, getting a new puppy, best of luck
getting a new puppy, best of luck, jeanette: Hi Jeanette , Congratulations on getting a new puppy! I m afraid you re going to have to see, on a trial and error basis what your particular puppy prefers, as far as surfaces. Because they re individuals, what works for one puppy won t necessarily work...

Dogs: Puppy biting - HELP, odd stares, enjoyable relationship
odd stares, enjoyable relationship, 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: Puppy with diarrhea, old english bulldog, pedigree puppy
old english bulldog, pedigree puppy, puppy food: Diarrhea is common and may or may not be a problem. It can be as simple as a sudden change of food and water. If she isn t starting to firm up by Monday, I wold see a vet. There are a number of parasites the vet can easily identify and then clear up. Any...

Dogs: Puppy hates crate all of a sudden, right from the beginning, blankets
right from the beginning, blankets, puppy: Could she have had an accident in it. Try cleaning it good with an enzyme cleaner and wash the blanket. Also when you put her in it, lay down next to it like you woiere going to sleep there. I have found that very effective for the otherwise dreadful first...

Dogs: Puppy old enough to run?, 4 months, chow
4 months, chow, joints: You can let him run and play in a fenced yard, but wait until after he is a year old to take him jogging or anything. His joints aren t ready for that. To give them more time to develop under less stress, switch to an adult chow now. It delays reaching...

Dogs: Puppy Potty Trianing, poops, pee
poops, pee, personal experience: Sometimes they find being outside too exciting and distracting to finish what you took them out for. Try walking him around some more before going back in. I gave you a very sound answer based on extensive personal experience. Your rating was totally...

Dogs: Puppy peeing and pooing alot, welsh terrier, wire grid
welsh terrier, wire grid, pooing: It does sound like she needs to see the vet. How soon a dog is housebroken depends on how old it is, and how attentive you are. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body...

Dogs: Puppy poo, ribbon worms, pit bull
ribbon worms, pit bull, puppy: Hi Leslye- If it was red, it sounds more like she may have eaten something in their yard or perhaps it was part of a toy or ribbon. Worms are typically white. Was it mushy or solid? If it stayed together and seemed quite solid instead of mushy or mucusy,...

Dogs: Puppy has swelling of the vulva, horror stories, heavy bleeding
horror stories, heavy bleeding, britches: The worst part of it is the mess that they make and the fact that they will be trying to get to the males as much as the males will be trying to get to them. Some bitches will start marking in the house during this time. I don t know why anyone would want...

Dogs: Puppy Training, wire grid, housebreaking
wire grid, housebreaking, inattention: One thing is you may need to walk him around more while you are out to stimulate his body. uch 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...

Dogs: Puppy training, staffordshire bull terrier, adult teeth
staffordshire bull terrier, adult teeth, puppy training: 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: Puppy walking, puppy shots
puppy shots: Hi Lois, You mean your puppy has had the DHPP shots, right? (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus) Puppies are covered by the immunity that they receive in their mother s milk. Vets do not know when that immunity wears off. To give a vaccine...

Dogs: Puppy won't come, male boxer, obedience class
male boxer, obedience class, flat collar: 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: Puppy won't come!, social interaction skills, maine coon kitty
social interaction skills, maine coon kitty, male boxer: Generally, I caution people not to fall for the shy, reserved puppy when they go to pick out a puppy from a litter. Often, there IS something wrong with that puppy and it may have behavioral problems later on in regards to interaction and relations with...

Dogs: papers on boxers, register puppy
register puppy: Hi Thomas, The AKC will only register a puppy whose parents are already registered. If your puppy s parents were never registered, I m afraid you re out of luck. Papers, really don t mean much other than having a document of your dog s linage. There...

Dogs: My passive aggressive daschund, Jamaica, mini daschund, doggie park
mini daschund, doggie park, jamaica jamaica: For the problems she is having with other dogs,take her to your friend s dogs yard(not the other way around)and muzzle both dogs,so she can learn other dogs won t hurt her,you can even do this for up to an hour at a time and after she stops growling ect try...

Dogs: please help, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: You must work with him and let him know you are in charge as I said. Until he accepts you as leader, he will continue letting her know he is in charge by over marking where she eliminates. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use...

Dogs: pugs, shelley davis, afterbirth
shelley davis, afterbirth, c sections: Dear Robert, Thank you for writing to me with your question. There should be no problem with the birthing process, including removing the afterbirth. However ... because of their physique, like most brachycardic dogs, they can require c-sections more...

Dogs: pulling, gentle technique, gentle leader
gentle technique, gentle leader, half hour: One gentle technique I like is to just stop when he pulls. He wants to go. If you move forward when the leash is slack, and stop when he pulls, he should quickly figure out the only way to get to go, is not to pull. This is about teaching him not to pull,...

Dogs: puppies, stool sample, chows
stool sample, chows, wire rack: The worm medicine used may not have been the most effective or right for the type of worms or parasites your puppy may have. Depending what the worms are, the cats may be able to pick them up. I know very little about cats. I would take the puppy and a...

Dogs: puppies, stupid pet owners
stupid pet owners: Hi Christine, If your dog is due any day now, it s a little late to ask if it is healthy for her to have a litter, isn t it? The point is moot. There s no way to guess at whether or not you can expect an easy delivery. That s why there are veterinarians....

Dogs: puppies removed from their mother, human socialization, litter mates
human socialization, litter mates, litter mate: There are arguments about that. My experience seems to confirm the scientific studies suggesting problems if done before 6 weeks or after the 12 weeks many insist on. I have not actually read the noted behaviorists Fuller and Scott or Pfaffenburger, but...

Dogs: puppy, inner ear infection, muscle relaxers
inner ear infection, muscle relaxers, pain meds: Hi Patti, I wish I could help you, but I couldn t begin to guess at what your puppy s problem might be. He has so many symptoms, it s hard to tell if it s all stemming from one condition, or if there are multiple problems that need attention. Because...

Dogs: puppy, mini australian shepherd, minor variations
mini australian shepherd, minor variations, belly rub: Take the puppy out on leash. Walk, walk, walk until it can t hold it any longer and has to have a bowel movement. Lavish praise on it. The more often you do it, the shorter the walks should have to be. The rest may take more time. Try this: Elevation...

Dogs: puppy bitting, yellow lab puppy, puppy bitting
yellow lab puppy, puppy bitting, obedience classes: What would probably be best for this puppy because you want him as a special companion would be to take him to obedience classes-call around and pick a trainer that knows how to train dogs like this,and he/she will also be able to show you how to stop chewing...

Dogs: my puppy has cut her pad, foot pad wound
foot pad wound: Hi Jordan, Don t use salt water to wash your dog s cut foot pad. The salt can be painful. Instead, wash your dog s foot with an antibacterial soap, such as Dial, twice daily with warm water. Pat the wound dry, and apply antiseptic or Bacitracin ointment....

Dogs: puppy pad training problems, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership issue: I am not sure what the proboem is. Start with a visit to the vet. You can t fix a UTI with training. You might discuss neutering him. If it is a leadership issue, doing so will help. He could be chalenging you for leadership. The key to most behavior...

Dogs: My puppy is throwing up, stool sample, veterinarian
stool sample, veterinarian, parasites: Did you change her diet? Any transition should be slow, and not done at all until she is settled in. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian and have a stool sample examined. She could be sick... and/or she could have parasites. Or maybe you just fed her...

Dogs: puppy wetting their bed, new puppy
new puppy: Hi Pippa, Congratulations on getting a puppy! At just 8 weeks old, your puppy is a BABY. She doesn t know where to, or where not to soil because she hasn t been trained yet! Your puppy is not spiteful or scheming in any way, she s just a baby. If she...

Dogs: my puppy whines all the time, german shepherd puppy, obedience class
german shepherd puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: It is typical of Shepherds to be more vocal. Try to wait for even the shortest break in the whining and then praise him and give him attention. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people...

Dogs: puppy whining, training
training: Hi Jena, The perfect solution to get control over your dog in situations where you want him to simply sit quietly, is to enroll in a dog obedience class. Your dog is the prefect age to start this kind of training. You would see the best results, in the...

Dogs: Rapid weight gain and vomiting, Hypothyroidism, weight gain
Hypothyroidism, weight gain: Hi Robert, Your dog may well have Hypothyroidism. Basically that s a thyroid hormone deficiency that affects the very metabolism of food, thus leading to weight gain. Vomiting can also be a symptom. Diagnosis of this disease is done by a series of blood...

Dogs: Red gums, veterinarian asap, red gums
veterinarian asap, red gums, gingevitis: Get your dog into a veterinarian ASAP! This may be nothing more than a case of gingevitis, but red gums and lack of appetite can also be two of the symptoms of bloat. Don t wait around for further symptoms to find out! http://www.dachshund.org/bloat_instructions.htm...

Dogs: Rescue Dachshund Personality Question, dachshund rescue, safe havens
dachshund rescue, safe havens, coffee table: I think this dog is workable,since it does sound like she is coming around Getting her out in small amounts with people is a good idea,like bbqs,events ect so she can really get used to people,also encouraging men to give her little treat will help her...

Dogs: Our Rescue Pug, whole grains, true personality
whole grains, true personality, food allergy: Hi Sunny, Your dog s aggressive demeanor is not a symptom of a food allergy. It s not unusual for a recently adopted dog to hide his true personality until he feels more settled in his surroundings. It may be, that your dog is an edgy fellow, and is...

Dogs: RescueDogHousetrainging, energetic personality, young couple
energetic personality, young couple, peeing: What you might want to try since the crate doesn t seem to work,is to either lock him in one room(with a door or babygate)or get him a little pen and put down either puppy pads or papers,and what you do is put them down and encourage him to go on them,then...

Dogs: Rescued dog house breaking, paper training
paper training: Hi Marla, Your problem actually is common with older dogs who have only known life in a crate. Start from the beginning just like a puppy, put your dog on a schedule. An older dog can be expected to control itself for longer periods provided you take...

Dogs: My Rottie's breath, blood sugar levels, signs of diabetes
blood sugar levels, signs of diabetes, sign of diabetes: Hi Sherri, No Flagyl doesn t not cause sweet smelling breath. It s common adverse reactions are mostly due to the drug s bad taste. Signs are excessive salivation, gagging, regurgitation, pawing at the mouth, nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. ...

Dogs: Roxie, cold outdoors, changes in life
cold outdoors, changes in life, kitchen floor: It could very well be what your husband suspects, Cristina. I would suggest continuing to crate her at night, when you go to bed, so that she does not have the opportunity to potty on the kitchen floor. Take her out first thing in the morning and make a big...

Dogs: reasonable price for a vet check up, puppy costs
puppy costs: Hi Jessica, Congrats on getting a new puppy! I really can t tell you what a vet exam for a puppy might cost. Veterinary fees vary depending on where you happen to live. Calling around to all the vets in your area, and asking what is the cost for...

Dogs: does rectal temps drop in false pregnancy, false pregnancy, rectal temps
false pregnancy, rectal temps, female dogs: Hi Jessica, A dog s pregnancy lasts 63 days on average. If you think there s a chance your dog may have been mated as long as 3 months ago, that would mean your dog has been pregnant for 91 days. Even your estimate of two and a half months puts the pregnancy...

Dogs: rescue husky puppy of 11 months, bad habbits, husky puppy
bad habbits, husky puppy, obedience classes: Now is probably the perfect time to take him to obedience classes-a trainer can show you how to slove all the problems you are having with him right now,he s at about the right age for it right now,old enough to pay attention,but young enough to break him...

Dogs: rescued abused golden, puppy mill, severe anxiety
puppy mill, severe anxiety, puppymill: If he came from a puppymill, then yes, it IS highly likely that he has some sort of medical condition, but his behavior is that of a dog that has never been exposed to anything, or received any kind of socialization. It s going to be slow going with him, and...

Dogs: rottweiller puppy, drag lines, wont move
drag lines, wont move, good eye: Start with the collar. Go ahead and put it on in the house. If he collapses and won t move, go on about your business ignoring him. He will quickly tire of it and resume his energetic play. Next add a short leash with no handle. You can buy drag lines...

Dogs: Scared Staffy, trauma in the back yard
trauma in the back yard: Obviously some kind of trauma occured there. Have you observed their behavior in the back yard? Do they have a dog? I would try to find out what caused it and then attempt to redefine what the back yard means to her. Don t send her out alone until you figure...

Dogs: Scratching, fleas and ticks, veternarian
fleas and ticks, veternarian, rat terrier: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. Pull the hair forward at the base of the tail. If you can see or feel dark, reddish specks, it still has fleas. Stay in touch...

Dogs: Seizure in Mini Schnauzer, mild seizure, mini schnauzer
mild seizure, mini schnauzer, mild sedative: I m sorry to hear about your dog. Has she had any vaccinations in the last few months? We are finding that over-vaccination can trigger a lot of issues in dogs... seizures being one of them. Hypothyroidism can also cause them; you might want to have her thyroid...

Dogs: Senior dog not eating, beloved companions, blood panel
beloved companions, blood panel, rimadyl: Hi Jodie, Our pets later years are the hardest to deal with. It s never easy to watch our beloved companions compromised by the effects of aging. The sleeping longer, and more deeply is normal for a 13 year old dog. There is no standard for how or when...

Dogs: Another Shi Tzu, safe chew toys
safe chew toys: Hi Janice, I m glad you ve made arrangements to have Percy walked during the week, I m sure he ll enjoy the extra walk and the attention. I once had a dog get very sick on rawhide, so I don t recommend it. Some veterinarians have attributed cases of...

Dogs: Shiba Inu Right for Us?, small animals birds, shiba inu
small animals birds, shiba inu, golden retrievers: I think a Shiba Inu will fit in rather nicely,I have had a Shiba Inu for 9 years and she is an excellent dog-they are however more cat-like then other breeds,they also walk in a dignified manner,like a horse,and turn heads They are also a very clean dog,and...

Dogs: Shih-Poo Mixed Breed, puppy obedience, doggie daycare
puppy obedience, doggie daycare, shih poo: Hello, Beloved. The first thing I would suggest would be to get him enrolled in a puppy obedience class. That will help you to establish a leadership role and bond with him a little better. You will also learn appropriate ways of correcting inappropriate behavior....

Dogs: Skin Rash, american staffordshire, skin rash
american staffordshire, skin rash, home remedy: You may be disappointed with my answer. I think you need to go back to the vet again. The first thing the vet tries doesn t always work. sometimes they learn enough from the response to the first treatment to find the right one the second time. If you...

Dogs: Sleeping aggression, Starle reflex problem
Starle reflex problem: First, I would have him checked out by the vet to see if he is not feeling well. He removed himself from your bed correct? Secondly, I wouldn t allow him to be up with you on the bed (or lay on your feet) until this is resolved. Lastly, I would practice...

Dogs: Spotting, onyx 10, male dogs
onyx 10, male dogs, heat cycle: Hi Linda, If your dog hasn t yet had her first heat cycle, then it s entirely possible that s what the discharge is. At the start of the heat cycle the discharge can be anywhere from milky to dark red (or somewhere in between in color). Sometime around...

Dogs: St. Bernard Agression towards other dog, in house fighting
in house fighting: I think you have legitimate cause for concern. Animals (dogs) are opportunistic predators and your young adult female is seeing an opportunity. Not good! I had a pit bull that lived to be 17, the last two years of her life I never left her alone with the other...

Dogs: Stafforshire Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terrier?, pit bull terriers, staffordshire bull terrier
pit bull terriers, staffordshire bull terrier, stafforshire bull terriers: There is actually no such breed as a pitbull but is rather a type of dog,that the media often clumps together with a number of breeds,and unfortunately in areas where pitbulls are banned a number of breeds are banned because they look similar The three...

Dogs: Staffy puppy, crate accidents
crate accidents: Hi Annette, At just 4 months old, your puppy is just now starting to get bowel and bladder control. It sounds like you are crating your puppy for too long, leaving him no choice but to soil in his crate. The rule of thumb for crate training is one hour...

Dogs: Strange Behavior all of a sudden, Husky with CSA
Husky with CSA: Hi Kelly, To me, it sounds like there was too much change too soon. A new home and sudden freedom. Maybe take a couple steps back: crate him and when you do try leaving him, give him something very high value to choose to chew on instead of her bed like...

Dogs: Stressed Chihuahua, bach flower remedy, shelley davis
bach flower remedy, shelley davis, fear increase: Hi Tiffany, Thank you for writing to me about Zoe, your precious Chihuahua. It is typical for Chihuahuas to shake. I know many that do. However, if this is caused by fear of humans, then you need to desensitize her. Have people who come to your house...

Dogs: Sugar in dogs' food ?, sugar
sugar: Hi Suresh, Your dog doesn t need sugar, he or she is sweet enough already! Sugar in small amounts isn t a dangerous, it s not that sugars are toxic to your dog, rather, if your your dog receives sweet snacks you are risking your dogs health and teeth....

Dogs: A sad and difficult death out of no where..., ear mite, catarax
ear mite, catarax, seperation anxiety: Without having seen the dog, the best I can do is speculate. It could have been a reaction to the ear mite remedy, the stress of the trip or as I said, 15 is old for a dog, it could just be seizure onset due to old age. If you haven t disposed of her body...

Dogs: scrotal ablation with neutering, scrotal ablation
scrotal ablation: Hi Alison, The scrotum (sack that houses the testes) is normally left behind and this gradually shrinks away after the neutering operation. In some large breeds with particularly pendulous scrotum s, it s best to remove the scrotum together with the testes...

Dogs: service dog in school, public accommodation, service dogs
public accommodation, service dogs, assistance dogs: For service dogs in schools, you need to get the dog written into the IEP. Also, check your state laws (google OH state laws and you should get the state legislature website). Search for the law(s) regarding service or assistance dogs and see if your law...

Dogs: shadow chaser, shadow chaser, old bitch
shadow chaser, old bitch, chasing shadows: Greg, this is something that needs to be stopped as soon as possible, because it sounds like it s already developing into a compulsive behavior. Whenever you see her start to do it, you should make a sharp, high pitched sound, such as Baaht, for example,...

Dogs: shih tzu color/coat, hind quarters, adult coat
hind quarters, adult coat, brown face: He s a cutie, Linda! Generally, between 10 and 12 months is when they get their full adult coat, but I would be a little concerned if my black dog turned brown like yours has. This can be an indication of a dietary problem. May I ask what food you have him...

Dogs: shih tzu hair, veterinary ophthalmologist, adult coat
veterinary ophthalmologist, adult coat, distichiasis: Eye staining is not normal. He needs to see a veterinary ophthalmologist as he may have an eye infection or distichiasis, which is extra eyelashes that grow improperly, rubbing on the dog s cornea and irritating the eye. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2092&aid=420...

Dogs: shitzu skin problems, dry skin
dry skin: Hi Missy, You didn t say why you re bating your dog as often as once a week. Bathing a dog on a weekly basis is far to often. Did you notice your dog s flaky skin, and in an attempt to cure the problem started bathing her, or has this always been your...

Dogs: sore inflamed foot, inflamed lymph node, english springer spaniel
inflamed lymph node, english springer spaniel, cost effective solutions: Hi Esther, I m sorry to hear of your dog s confounding condition. Unfortunately, I can t offer you any cost effective solutions. By the picture you ve attached, and the description, it sounds like the lymph node involved is the popliteal lymph node ....

Dogs: stray dog that has been in a fight, human antibiotics, google search
human antibiotics, google search, bite wounds: Hi Alton, Not being a physician, I can t advise on prescription medication. You could try contacting a local vet (or two), many will offer free or reduced cost treatment for charity cases, such as stray animals. There are no-kill animal shelters, which...

Dogs: submissive peeing, submissive urination
submissive urination: Hi Shelly, The first thing that you should do is have your veterinarian examine your foster dog. Illness can cause difficulty in controlling her bladder. Once the dog gets a clean bill of health from your vet, keep in mind that you re dealing with a...

Dogs: sweet Boston is grouchy bully with other dogs, dog aggression to other dogs
dog aggression to other dogs: Hi Christine, Not every dog enjoys the company of other dogs, and Emily is amongst this group. Knowing her aggression towards other dogs, you should not be allowing her off the leash. You are correct, eventually Emily may come upon a dog who feels as...

Dogs: swollen Lf side of snout in Pomeranian, Facial swelling
Facial swelling: Hi Lacy, Facial swelling associated with allergic reactions, insect stings, infections, tooth problems, toxicity to some medications, certain cancers, or muscle inflammation. Treatment can vary depending on the cause of the facial swelling. What s the...

Dogs: swollen nipple, swollen nipple, warm compresses
swollen nipple, warm compresses, morning and evening: Hi Alison- Have you tried warm compresses with epson salt? sometimes with mastitis a nice hot compress with a little epson salt in the water will really help soften the blockage and reduce the swelling. Just a couple of compresses 2-4 times a day will really...

Dogs: Throwing up, couple pieces, kibble
couple pieces, kibble, intestinal tract: First, she must be fasted for at least 24 hours so that her intestinal tract has a chance to rest. Get her into the vet for an examination and some meds to slow down her gut ASAP. When she is to the point that she has no longer brought up anything for at...

Dogs: Toilet training poodles, indoor dog pen, child gates
indoor dog pen, child gates, toilet area: Hi Lisa, You need to contain your dog to a smaller area, because he s not yet house trained. Use a couple of child gates, or get an indoor dog pen to contain your dog to just part of the room, and heavily paper the entire floor of the containment area....

Dogs: Train dog?, how to raise a puppy, cratetraining
how to raise a puppy, cratetraining, male dogs: A bellyband is a cloth strap that is put around a male s abdomen to collect urine if he cannot be housebroken and marks in the house. No, this is not something one would use on a puppy as one s goal is to housebreak a dog so that it will only potty outside....

Dogs: can't we all get along!, bulldog, puppy
bulldog, puppy, dominance: 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: teacup chiuaua, puppy joints
puppy joints: Hi Angela, In some small breeds, including the Chihuahua, this is an inherited condition. Injury has nothing to do with a dog developing it. You also didn t say which joint is having the problem, the knee joint is commonly the effected joint. In the...

Dogs: transitioning off potty pads to outside, grassy spot, continued training
grassy spot, continued training, shih tzu: Identify when she needs to go. It needs to go out the first thing in the morning, after eating, drinking, and sleeping. If it quits playing, and starts running around sniffing, it is looking for a place to go. Take it out quickly. You will just have to be...

Dogs: tumor options, fatty tumors
fatty tumors: Hi Lindsay, If your dog s fatty tumors are not in an area where they are being irritated, causing mobility issues, or have grown really big, then there s no reason to have them removed. They are purely cosmetic, though they should be checked if you see...

Dogs: Unsure, unwanted pregnancies, spayed
unwanted pregnancies, spayed, nips: The nipples do enlarge after a bitch s first season, but that doesn t necessarily mean that she is pregnant. If your puppy had absolutely no access to a male dog, then she cannot be pregnant. If she did, or might have, then she needs to be examined by a...

Dogs: Urinating in crate, closet shelving, easy solution
closet shelving, easy solution, good solution: It is a difficult problem I have never had. Nobody else seems to have a good solution either. You may have read that it doesn t happen. Well, I see many questions about it, and few reports of a quick, easy solution. Follow what I suggested, andshe may...

Dogs: unusual situation, lhasa apsos, outdoor dogs
lhasa apsos, outdoor dogs, lhasas: Sandie, it really does depend on the individual dog. I would question any breeder who keeps Lhasa Apsos outside all the time as being a responsible or reputable breeder. Lhasas are not, and were never intended to be, outside dogs. It sounds as if the dog you...

Dogs: Why did he urinate at my sisters house?, neutered dogs, obedience class
neutered dogs, obedience class, english sheep: You are right, it is all about domination. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life...

Dogs: I've got new babies in my closet., housebreaking problems, new babies
housebreaking problems, new babies, breeding dogs: I am sure many of the questions I see on housebreaking problems stem from people failing to keep newborns clean. Ideally the mother and babies should be given room for the mother to remove the babies from their sleeping area to eliminate, keeping the sleeping...

Dogs: Watering Eye, closet shelving, watering eye
closet shelving, watering eye, wire grid: The vet should see the eye. Will you be in for shots soon? At that age, you still need to do much of the work yourself. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to...

Dogs: Weimaraner afraid to go for walks, little puppy, several different ways
little puppy, several different ways, weimaraner: I can t say what is happening. Such a change is not to be expected at his age. It could be something physical. Take him in for a check up explaining the behavior to the vet. If the vet doesn t find anything, you could try what I do with a little puppy...

Dogs: Weird question,, pigment spots, dark pigments
pigment spots, dark pigments, dark pigment: No, I have never heard of this either. I have seen white pigment spots get smaller with age, but never dark pigment spots. When the dark pigments spots get large enough, they produce dark hairs. White dogs will have skin that darkens from the sun if the hair...

Dogs: Westie peed on bed, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Exactly. Many homes are ruled by a 4 legged Napoleon. 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...

Dogs: Whining, whining
whining: Hi Charlotte, Male dogs go through puberty at around 6 months of age, so that s not the problem here. It s possible there s a female dog in heat somewhere in your area. A dog in heat can be VERY disruptive to a male dog s behavior. If your dog returns...

Dogs: White German Shepherd, white german shepherd, shepherd puppy
white german shepherd, shepherd puppy, deciduous teeth: Hi Judi, A good general rule is the puppy will be a little less than half his adult weight at 4 months. The average weight for a Shepherd puppy at 4 months is 19 pounds, some weigh more, some may weigh less. If your puppy weighs 17 pounds now, he may...

Dogs: Worms, doberman pup, strongid
doberman pup, strongid, petsmart: Hi Ross- It sounds like a roundworm, very common for puppies. In fact, all puppies have roundworms that they get from their mother! Your family is at a very minimal risk, no more then with normal stool and vomit. Yes, there are definitely more then one...

Dogs: over weight dog, homemade diets, vitamins minerals
homemade diets, vitamins minerals, boiled chicken: Do you have any idea how much protein, vitamins, minerals, fat, etc. is in that diet and how it compared to a dog s needs? She would be much better off eating a standard dog chow or perhaps a light formula. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist...

Dogs: weight gain, lg box oatmeal, satin balls
lg box oatmeal, satin balls, wheat germ: Elvita- Depending on how much weight they need to gain, you can do everything from adding an extra meal into the mix, or making satin balls. Here s the recipie for satin balls: 10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind] 1 lg. box of Total cereal...

Dogs: welts on my lab, chocolate lab, welts
chocolate lab, welts, benadryl: Hi Leslie- Sorry this took so long to get back to you, it took my On vacation status off four days early! Hives can certainly show up when induced by stress, but there should be indications if he is highly stressed. How is his personality when the...

Dogs: whats wrong with my dog?, figer, medicin
figer, medicin, best of luck: Hi Daisy, Any time a growth is found, having a veterinarian examine it is a good idea. It s the only way to know what kind of growth it is. Most growths turn out to be benign, and only need to be removed if they are located in an area where they would be...

Dogs: white boxer, akc papers, white boxer
akc papers, white boxer, brindle: White boxers are not recognized by the AKC, because the breed standard stipulates that at least 2/3 of a boxer s color should be fawn or brindle. White boxers can still be registered and receive AKC papers, but they cannot be shown, and should not be bred....

Dogs: worried for my dogs safety, german shepards, easy prey
german shepards, easy prey, safety question: It depends more on your dog,rather then the breed itself,I have known pitbulls that had rabbits as playmates,yet have known of a bassett hound that killed a puppyfrom the sounds of it,this dog sounds pretty laid back so i wouldn t let that stop you,the best...

Dogs: Yellow Sacks Dog Poop, shelley davis, emergency basis
shelley davis, emergency basis, beef broth: Hi Jenny, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. It sounds from your description that your dog ate something he shouldn t have, something that cannot be digested. I would suggest that you get him to a vet as soon as possible. Call your vet right...

Dogs: Yourkie bad behavior, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, sending signals: It could be she is unknowingly sending signals that she doesn t accept his leadership. It sounds to me like he is trying to show her who is who. The rest of the family needs to get with the program and not let him run the household. The key to most behavior...

Dogs: My year old black lab, mousetraps, mousetrap
mousetraps, mousetrap, paws: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Dogs: my yorkie is sick!!, sick puppy, bland diet
sick puppy, bland diet, dewormer: Hi Renee, I m sorry your puppy is not feeling well. It s not unusual for a puppy to develop diarrhea after receiving a dewormer. However, because you only recently got your puppy it s also possible that he s having some diarrhea due to a change of diet,...

Dogs: My 1 year old yorkie is out of control!! HELP!!, female yorkie, animal behaviorist
female yorkie, animal behaviorist, obedience classes: First, have her thyroid level checked as hypothyroidism can cause aggression in some dogs. I really do think, however, that your dog is just a spoiled brat who is used to having her own way... think DOMINANT. Get her into ongoing obedience classes (several...

Dogs: 10 week old puppy housebreaking, puppy housebreaking, bichon frise puppy
puppy housebreaking, bichon frise puppy, hard wood floors: Probably what you could also do,and works really well is to keep him in the crate all of the time,except to feed him,play with him,take him out ect and do that for two weeks and slowly let let him out a bit more,and if accidents return back in the crate he...

Dogs: 12 week old puppy, pee accident, cockapoo
pee accident, cockapoo, crate training: How soon you can leave a puppy out of the crate largely depends on the puppy. As long as you sometimes have correct it for chewing something it shouldn t when you are around, you must crate it. Labs are bad about that, some of them it is 2-3 years. If your...

Dogs: 12 year old Shitzu may have Cognitive Canine Dysfunction, Cognitive Dysfunction
Cognitive Dysfunction: Hi Shen, Your description of your dog sounds like he may have Cognitive Canine Dysfunction Syndrome. The diagnosis of this condition is based on multiple signs. If a dog is showing just one (say, inappropriate elimination ) Cognitive Dysfunction should...

Dogs: 12 year old Shitzu acting strange, shelley davis, chrondroitin
shelley davis, chrondroitin, hind legs: Hi Kim, Thank you for writing to me about your senior Shitzu. This is definitely a condition that needs to be evaluated by your vet. At his age, your dog should be on glucosamine/chrondroitin for arthritis. Ask your vet about cosaquin for your dog. ...

Dogs: 13 year old Min Pin started peeing in the house, bladder stones, bladder infection
bladder stones, bladder infection, belly band: Get him into your veterinarian. It could be a bladder infection, or even bladder stones. He could also be urinating because of declining kidneys, but there are drugs to help with incontinence. You need to talk to your vet about this. You could also get...

Dogs: Having 2 dogs, desirable toys, training your puppy
desirable toys, training your puppy, survival mode: Hi Terry, At least at first (for the first 2 months) it will be easier to feed the dogs separately. Also separate highly desirable toys. Dogs who would otherwise get along great can go into a survival mode over food. Don t put them in this position. If...

Dogs: 3 month old great dane female puppy has hair loss on her tail, wholesale pet supply, dane puppy
wholesale pet supply, dane puppy, puppy shots: Hi Kelly, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet dog. Your dog s condition is not related to cold weather. This is likely an internal problem. I always start with a dog s diet to see if it is creating a skin condition. I would recommend switching...

Dogs: 3 sneezing dogs (is that part of a Christmas song?), sneezing
sneezing: Hi Lori. Sneezing can be environmental. Have you been burning scented candles or anything like that lately that might be causing your dogs to start sneezing? Perfumes, cigarette smoke, household cleaners, fiberglass, bug spray and deodorants are only a...

Dogs: my 4 yr old golden rechiver has blood in her pee., recurring urinary tract infections
recurring urinary tract infections: Hi Danielle, I can t say why the blood in your dog s urine seems to occur whenever she gets a hair cut. Maybe the urinary tract infection wasn t fully knocked out last time, and you re cutting her hair at the same time intervals it takes for her urinary...

Dogs: 9 year old Rotti with bone tumor, diet supplements
diet supplements: Hi Sharon, It s actually not wise to give a dog a calcium supplement without vet supervision. Most dogs get all the calcium they need from their regular diets, supplementing can cause problems, causing bones to lose density making them weak and fragile....

Dogs: Abnormal breathing noises in nose, oxygen bottle, schanuzer
oxygen bottle, schanuzer, sinus infection: You need to get a second opinion from a different vet. This is not normal and needs to be investigated more fully. Your dog could have some kind of sinus infection, a foreign body, or possibly a tumor that is cutting off his air supply. Periodontal disease,...

Dogs: Accidents after Training, crate training, stresses
crate training, stresses, accidents: Hello...did you get the dog checked out at a vet to make sure there are no problems? If there arent. then i would say you need to start over crate training. The problem with paper training is that the paper is in the house on the floor but still IN THE HOUSE...

Dogs: Acting out in very negative ways, Marking Husky
Marking Husky: Hi Lavonne, I would suggest cutting back her food a bit now and/or switching her to an adult formula she probably doesn t need as many calories as she did when she was having the bigger growths spurts of puppyhood. I can only guess but maybe it made...

Dogs: Adopted "abused" border collie, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, mollie: Hi Susan, It could take a lot of time for Molly to develop confidence with you, and if your goal were to have her in public a lot, she could be the wrong dog for that lifestyle. I expect that she will get used to you and make a good pet in the home. How...

Dogs: Adopted Miniature Schnauzer, submissive urination, social graces
submissive urination, social graces, mini schnauzer: This is called submissive urination , and basically, you just ignore it because the dog is anticipating being corrected for any wrongs she might have done. Simply put, she is apologizing. Keep all comings and goings very low-key without acknowledging the...

Dogs: Animals-Dogs., shed tears, grand parents
shed tears, grand parents, tear duct: Probably because dogs lack the intelligents of humans,this isn t to say dogs aren t smart,but dogs don t have the same type of understanding as people do But some animals have been seen shedding tears,Chimpanzees,Elephants,Dolphins and Horses have all been...

Dogs: My Aunt's Dog Rocky, obedience class, housetraining
obedience class, housetraining, going to the bathroom: Johnny, how old is the dog? How long has your aunt had him and how long has he been going to the bathroom on the beds? Do you live with your aunt? If not, there really is not much you can do; your aunt needs to be the one to take action. Please read...

Dogs: australian or silky terrier, Puppy mill pup
Puppy mill pup: Your vet is perplexed? He never met any puppy mill pups I guess. What is the surface of the cage? Try mimicking it outside with some dirt on top to see if she can gradually adjust to a different substrate preference. It will take time and a lot more management...

Dogs: average weight gain in puppies, miniature schnauzer puppies, newborn puppy
miniature schnauzer puppies, newborn puppy, guestimate: I ve only had miniature schnauzer puppies, so I really don t know about labs. I ve read that a puppy should gain about 5-10% of its birth weight daily, and most do double their weight by one week. I do weigh my puppies at birth, but I really don t bother...

Dogs: Bad Behavior when visiting company, territorial behavior, space area
territorial behavior, space area, bad behavior: Hi Jayna, Monkey isn t having a house training issue at your parent s home, he s having a territorial marking issue. Marking means the dog “stake out a claim” to a particular space, area or object. They let other people and animals know about their...

Dogs: Basset puppy, potty issue?, frequent bowel movements, puppy chow
frequent bowel movements, puppy chow, puppy mill: Hi Nicole, Because this all happened after you saw your puppy eating some of your other dog s food, it s possible that the food had too much roughage, and caused the frequent bowel movements. If this continues to be a problem after 24 hours, then it...

Dogs: My Beagle is driving me crazy!, female beagle, obedience class
female beagle, obedience class, natural instincts: Sometimes older dogs come with baggage from their past homes. A good vet check may turn up a problem. If she isn t spayed, it could be part of the behavior preceeding coming into season. In that case, it would be best to get her spayed before you go through...

Dogs: Best food for Chihuahuas and Pomeranians., euk, different foods
euk, different foods, pomeranians: I don t like Euk, but Nature s Choice I hear is a good food. Here s a website where you can compare different foods www.dogfoodanalysis.com and here are two that explain food ingredients in laymen s terms so you can understand what you re comparing. ...

Dogs: Bleeding from rectum, blood in stool
blood in stool: Hi Robbie, I will assume that you ve only just noticed the blood in your dog s stools, and this hasn t been going on for more than 24 hours. When the blood is bright red and on the surface of the stool, there is a good chance that something sharp, like...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy has bo leg?, bowed legs
bowed legs: Hi April, Your puppy needs to be examined by your veterinarian to see if he has Rickets. The illness of Rickets is present in young dogs due to the lack or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. It is characterized by a tendency toward the formation of...

Dogs: barking beagle, patrica, reading list
patrica, reading list, mcconnell: The best thing is to never leave him out after he starts barking. I always bring my dogs in as soon as they start to bark. The truth is, Labs usually don t bark that much and I don t have methods of controlling barking that I have been successful using....

Dogs: biting, welsh corgi puppy, pembroke welsh corgi
welsh corgi puppy, pembroke welsh corgi, obedience class: You need to be very firm about this. It is quite clear she doesn t understand what her place is. Before you can teach her to let y0u have things, you must change your relationship with her. corgis can be difficult. We have a friend with one, and it bosses...

Dogs: breeding, giant schnauzer breed, giant schnauzer club
giant schnauzer breed, giant schnauzer club, giant schnauzer club of america: Hi Kayla, As second cousins, your dogs can indeed be bred. The Giant Schnauzer is registered with the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) program (http://www.caninehealthinfo.org ). This is a centralized canine health database jointly sponsored...

Dogs: bringing a new dog into a 1 dog family, introducing a new dog
introducing a new dog: Hi Heather, Before bringing home another dog, you should have your current dog neutered, if he hasn t already been. Your current dog isn t so old that he should have trouble accepting a new dog in the household, but you should take his temperament into...

Dogs: broken leg, vet bill, vet bills
vet bill, vet bills, unrealistic price: Hi Max, The fee of $750 for treating your dog s broken leg is not at all inflated, in fact it sounds on the low side. Working out a payment plan with your vet is a far better alternative than simply not providing the care your dog needs! Many vets are...

Dogs: bumps on my 7 week old pitbulls head, puppy pimples
puppy pimples: Hi Jennifer, Of course you don t want your puppy to be sick! You say you think your puppy may be acting a little funny. Are the bumps swellings, like he was hit on his head, or are they more like pimples? If your think your puppy had some kind of...

Dogs: Chi whimpering and seems to be in pain, emergency vet, pain medication
emergency vet, pain medication, heating pad: Hi Lisa, I certainly understand your concern, though there s very little I can do. When a dog is having a real problem, the very best solution is to have him examined by a veterinarian. Your dog may have hurt his back. If this is the case, prescription...

Dogs: Chihuahua mixed with what?, pictures of border terriers, long haired chihuahua
pictures of border terriers, long haired chihuahua, border terriers: My best guess would be border terrier,as he has the exact shape of a border terrier,but has the coat of a chihuahua(long haired chihuahua)but his overall shape is that of a border terrier You can see more pictures of border terriers here http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/borderterrier.ht...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Skin problems, medicated shampoo, sodium bisulfite
medicated shampoo, sodium bisulfite, source of vitamin k: Unfortunately, you have a breed which is prone to skin problems. I would bathe her every couple weeks with a medicated shampoo, letting it sit on her skin for a few minutes before rinsing it off... and rinsing it very well. Be sure that you do not put anything...

Dogs: Compatibility, introducing new dog
introducing new dog: Hi Francesca, To answer your question, you need to know Toby. How does he or she feel about other dogs? When it comes to being around other dogs, is Toby friendly, or outright aggressive towards them? You can test Toby s tolerance to other dogs if you...

Dogs: Compatibility, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, 2 females: This is more of an individual thing than the Lab/Corso issue. 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...

Dogs: Concerned about My Morkie, flea dirt
flea dirt: Hi Divine, It sounds like at one time, probably recently, your puppy had fleas. Whomever you got your puppy from probably gave him a flea treatment. Those small dirty flecks you ve noticed may well be flea dirt . One area fleas would bite is under the...

Dogs: Concerned about My Morkie, brown dirt, morkie
brown dirt, morkie, scabs: It could just be dirt, or flea feces. Check at the base of the tail. Also drop some of them is water and see if they dissolve red. I would give him a bath being careful to rinse well. In general, the fewer baths, the better. Daily brushings are much...

Dogs: Constipation, shelley davis, acute constipation
shelley davis, acute constipation, emergency visit: Hi Yvonee, Thank you for writing to me. This only responsible thing I can recommend is a trip to the emergency room. I am assuming that the ham bone was cooked and cooked bones can splinter and perforate the intestines and stomach. They can also...

Dogs: cats with dogs, adult personality, litter mates
adult personality, litter mates, obedience class: There are many breeds you could choose, Sheltie, Cocker Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, etc. No matter what the breed description says, you can t buy a puppy and expect it to match it. Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety....

Dogs: chihauhau's aggressive behavior, devil dog, chihauhau
devil dog, chihauhau, sleep time: The obvious answer is, keep them separate when the younger one wants to sleep. If you want the slow process, you could try treating the younger one while it s calm and the older one is far enough away (that it s not bothering the younger one). Slowly move...

Dogs: crate training-- how long is too long?, crate train, mixed signals
crate train, mixed signals, wire grid: I agree that 9 hours is too long. It has worked fine for us when I could make it home for lunch. Can you find a neighbor or professional dog walker to give him a break? Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy,...

Dogs: my crazy chiuaha, Excessive barking at bedtime
Excessive barking at bedtime: Hi Ayla, He barks because he gets something for it. Negative attention is still attention. Try this: get ear plugs and no matter what for at least a week, put them in and do not react when you are doing your pre bedroom cues. Expect it to get louder at...

Dogs: create traing two pups, alaskan klee kai, pack animals
alaskan klee kai, pack animals, couple hours: I agree, keep them is separate crates. One of the reasons crates work so well is restricting activity. Put 2 puppies in the same crate and they will play non stop. Keep the crates together with nothing between them. Dogs are pack animals and instinctively...

Dogs: Diarrhea, blood after stool...watery not thick and red., mastiff puppy, bull mastiff
mastiff puppy, bull mastiff, recovery diet: Try a bland diet for a week to firm him up. Bland recovery diet for dogs. 3 parts cooked rice, one part boiled hamburger or chicken, or cottage cheese. I think you can substitute boiled potatoes for the rice. Once in an emergency, we bought a plain...

Dogs: DOBERMAN IS LICKING PADS, saint johns wort, dew claws
saint johns wort, dew claws, dog appeasing pheromone: Could be any number of things (none of which can be diagnosed over the internet). The pads could be irritated (foxtail, sticker, etc) or, more likely, since she s licking both, it s probably just nervous licking. Try googling DAP (dog appeasing pheromone),...

Dogs: Dog arthritis, Dog arthritis
Dog arthritis: Hi there, Supplements and vitamins can be very helpful (for some dogs) in slowing joint degeneration, but unfortunately, it does not stop degeneration, nor do they prevent pain. For a large 13 year old dog with joint pain, I do not understand your...

Dogs: Dog ate something bad, hi water, miniature schnauzer
hi water, miniature schnauzer, intestinal tract: Fix it so that he cannot get into the trash ever again, and then fast him for 24 hours before feeding him again. This will give his intestinal tract time to settle back down. Let him have access to water. Watch him closely, and if he seems to worsen or...

Dogs: Dog barks when left alone, barking
barking: Hi Mark, Many dogs develop a barking habit. The reason is simple, the dog doesn t want to be left alone, and is bored! There are some things to do that can help break your dog of of this habit, but a lot of how well my suggestions work depends on how well...

Dogs: Dog barks when left alone, dog barks, plastic crate
dog barks, plastic crate, adult size: I would go with the crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things...

Dogs: Dog boarding cause weight loss?, christmas holidays, old manchester
christmas holidays, old manchester, boarding kennel: Well,I have worked in a boarding kennel for 3 years-and have seen this a number of times,a lot of times it can be stress,but also constant running back and forth There is no amount of weight that is typical,as I have seen it in all sizes of dogs,but usually...

Dogs: Dog drooling, seizure medication, seizure meds
seizure medication, seizure meds, spaniel mix: Hi Jessica, Is your dog s drooling excessive? It s only excessive drooling that you need be concerned with. More often than not, excessive drooling means a problem within the dog s mouth. This can mean anything from something caught in a dog s gums or...

Dogs: Dog food, puppy demodecosis
puppy demodecosis: Hi Rachel, Hormonal changes as puppies age may have some effect on puppies with demodectic mange. Local skin conditions can favor the mite, giving them a chance to reproduce excessively until the puppy s immune system is stimulated to respond. Localized...

Dogs: Dog Growling, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, dogs and children: Yes, getting her fixed should help. Obedience training will too. 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: Dog hair loss, coat after pregnancy
coat after pregnancy: Hi Joni, Many female dogs who are nursing puppies will lose a large amount of hair. This is not abnormal. Such a dog is often said to be blowing her coat. The technical term for the cause of this loss is telogen effluvium. To understand the condition,...

Dogs: Dog Limping, ligaments tendons, other soft tissue
ligaments tendons, other soft tissue, vet bill: Hi Michele, It s a hopeful sign that there doesn t appear to be any swelling of the dog s leg. The sheer number of possible ligaments, tendons, bones and other soft tissue that may be damaged mean that there are endless answers to the question you ve asked....

Dogs: Dog Pregnancy, playing russian roulette, chihuahua mix
playing russian roulette, chihuahua mix, two puppies: Your cheapest option is to have the bitch spayed immediately. You can take a chance that she will be able to deliver any puppies on her own, but that is playing Russian Roulette with your dog s life. Even if the sire was her size, if she only had one or two...

Dogs: My Dog's sickness, mini daschund, shelley davis
mini daschund, shelley davis, going to the bathroom: Dear Brandi, Thank you for writing to me. Thankfully, your dog is drinking water but she s very sick. You MUST take her to the vet immediately. Going three days without eating or going to the bathroom is very serious. Please...call your vet NOW! I...

Dogs: My Dog Is Throwing up Yellow, shelley davis, saltine cracker
shelley davis, saltine cracker, medication check: Hi Chad, Thank you for writing to me. Usually yellow is bile from an upset stomach. However, bile is usually a one or two time event from my experience. If this is copious amounts of vomit I would consider seeking the help of a vet. At least call your...

Dogs: Dog territorial behaviour, cocker spaniels, territorial behaviour
cocker spaniels, territorial behaviour, shiba inu: The best thing to sort out this problem,would be to muzzle them-then they can sort out there pack order,but no one can get hurt I have done this on a large number of dogs and it works well While in a lot of cases they won t be best friends,they will at...

Dogs: Dog Vomit, little chunks, chronic problem
little chunks, chronic problem, baked potato: Hi Lisa, It sounds like whatever your dog ate, didn t quite agree with him. If he did this earlier in the year, and didn t do it again until last night, it s definitely not a chronic problem. Maybe just be careful to just feed him is regular food during...

Dogs: Dogs, worse case scenario, doberman puppy
worse case scenario, doberman puppy, cat chaser: Emily, any dog has the potential to become a cat chaser/killer if the prey drive is strong enough and the dog is not taught otherwise. I would suggest that you be upfront with the breeder or rescue group that you get your puppy from, and let them know that...

Dogs: Dogs Pooping in undesirable spot on lawn, garden fencing, border fence
garden fencing, border fence, great dogs: Hi Ty, If you re not around to supervise your dogs as to where in the backyard they should relieve themselves, you need to put up some form of fencing to protect the areas you don t want them to use. This doesn t have to be expensive, and it doesn t...

Dogs: A very different behaviour, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I saw your original question in the answer pool after somebody else didn t feel they had a good answer. I didn t answer it thinking I didn t have the best answer either. I will do what I can. Such a behavior change is unusual in a dog of that age. The...

Dogs: My dog, mild seizure, cause brain damage
mild seizure, cause brain damage, odd movements: Hi Anna, Why did your dog having a bowel movement prevent you from taking him to the animal hospital? It s very possible that your dog had some form of a seizure, as that can cause odd movements that can be quite subtle (not necessarily shaking or falling...

Dogs: Our dog acted vicious at the kennel, chain link fence, out of the blue
chain link fence, out of the blue, cues: I have worked in a kennel and have seen this a few times-and this sounds like it may in fact have been the dog next to yours that caused your dog to become very upset,sometimes if a dog is next to an agressive dog it will upset the other dog to the point of...

Dogs: My dog is acting out, would a play mate help?, playmate, garbage
playmate, garbage, 3 years: From the sounds of it,she is probably bored when you are out-what is often a good idea would be to give her a big run in the yard when you are out,or to give her a long walk Also there is a natural product called rescue remedy what you do is put a couple...

Dogs: What dog breed is right for us?, siberian huskies, mature dogs
siberian huskies, mature dogs, rescue experience: With animal rescue experience, I would expect you not to fall into the trap of expecting all members of a breed to match the breed profile. I know many Huskies have a high prey drive, not good in a home with cats. I am less familiar with some of the similar...

Dogs: My dog changed his urinary Routine, serving notice, thehouse
serving notice, thehouse, computer desk: It sounds to me like he is serving notice he is a big boy now. Neutering him will be a big help. You may not be able to leave him loose in thehouse by himself anymore. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates...

Dogs: What dog is most compatible to a lab, bed room apartment, chocolate lab
bed room apartment, chocolate lab, australian shepherd: Labs generally get along with anything, including cats and other animals. Give some consideration to your lifestyle when you make your decision. Do you want to take the new dog on runs too (so probably not a smaller dog). Is it going to be left alone during...

Dogs: My dog Dakota, sorry english, humane association
sorry english, humane association, local animal: Hi Melissa, If you are seeing worm embedded in your dog s skin, you need to have her examined by your vet. You should not use an over the counter wormer product, because it could endanger the unborn puppies. You should take care of this as soon as possible....

Dogs: my dog doesnt chew bones for his teeth, petstore, tooth paste
petstore, tooth paste, oral health: You can try one of two things,or both first you can try something sticky,such as jam,honey or peanut butter,since do like trying to get to those type of things Second if that doesn t work,is you can go to any petstore and buy a doggie toothbrush and doggie...

Dogs: dog jumping fence, chain link fence, underground type
chain link fence, underground type, good solution: Once a dog learns it can jump a fence, I am afraid there is no training it out of it. You could extend the fence or add an electric wire to it. I recently saw a reference to http://www.coyoteroller.com/coyote_roller I have no idea how it would work. Some...

Dogs: dog loss, vet check, spayed female
vet check, spayed female, going to the bathroom: While I can say yes, the stress of being left alone likely is the cause, I don t have a good answer on correcting it. A vet check wouldn t hurt, but likely won t help. A Kong filled with peanut butter and frozen may help. You could try a crate. It...

Dogs: Does my dog need another shot?, puppy shots, booster shots
puppy shots, booster shots, dog owners: I think there is a trend toward fewer shots. It is hard for dog owners to find reliable information on it. It is a good practice to have a vet exam at the end of a year, and then every year. Many vets will want to give booster shots then. I am not completely...

Dogs: my dog's paw, foot licking
foot licking: Hi April, One thing that might not be helping Thor, is the wrapping of his paw. Letting it be exposed to the air can help it heal. Be sure you dry the paw well after bathing it, since warm moist skin be a breeding ground for bacterial and yeast infections....

Dogs: dog pee pee, pee pee, throw rugs
pee pee, throw rugs, last thing at night: You need to house train your dog. In order to do that, when you cannot watch the dog (I mean, 100% attention), the dog is crated or tethered to you. Take the dog out first thing in the morning, after it eats, every time it wakes up from a nap and last thing...

Dogs: dog question, staph infections, oral dosage
staph infections, oral dosage, amoxicillin: Hi Robert, Amoxicillin can be given to dogs, the oral dosage is 10 mg per pound of dog, given every 8 to 12 hours. An antibiotic regime should last at least 7 days, but many times it s needed for 12 days, or longer. Amoxicillin does not knock out staph...

Dogs: My dog is suddenly chewing on EVERYTHING!!, closet shelf, boston terrier
closet shelf, boston terrier, coffee table: The crating is largely meant to stop the chewing. I am sorry if I offended you, but you should see some of the questions I get here: my labador is 9 months old she is bleeding out of her wee area, is this her period?? when does she come on heat?? and...

Dogs: dog urination regression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Neutering often has a dramatic effect on marking problems. It is 100% effective in keeping the dog from passing the problem behavior on. Many behavior problems stem from people insisting on using dogs with behavior problems as breeding stock. Frankly as...

Dogs: dog walking, adult friends, construction trades
adult friends, construction trades, record keeping system: Hi Jennifer, It s always hard to start a new business no matter how old you are. Even though putting fliers in people s mailboxes didn t work, keep trying, it might take some time before you get a nibble of interest. Ask local veterinarians if you can...

Dogs: my dog wants to eat my sisters beagle., pit bull mix, obedience class
pit bull mix, obedience class, natural instincts: This can be tough. Are all of them spayed? Strong leadership on your part may help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their...

Dogs: dogs, seeing eye dogs, seeing eye dog training
seeing eye dogs, seeing eye dog training, elevator buttons: Hi Will, Unlike people, dogs go more by scent than eyesight. Even though buildings may look similar to us, they do not smell the same to a dog. Once the dog learns what route it s owner wants to take, it will become a habit, and the dog will diligently...

Dogs: dogs loosing teeth, teeth
teeth: Hi Vanessa, Your dogs loose tooth probably is not a baby tooth, the overwhelming majority of puppies loose their baby teeth by the time they re 6 months old. Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian, as there may be other teeth that are problematic,...

Dogs: my dogs stomach is making noises, stomach noises
stomach noises: Hi JoAnn, It sound like whatever people food you gave Chesa didn t agree with him. The condition is called Excessive Borborygmus , which just means the dog has loud stomach noises. What you hear is the rumbling noise produced by the passage of gas...

Dogs: Elderly Dog Weight Loss & Slipping, australian cattledog, gastrointestinal problems
australian cattledog, gastrointestinal problems, fecal examination: Hi Cheryl, I m sorry to hear of your dog s illness. I m not a doctor, but your dog s current problem seems to coincide with her swim in the dirty estuary 3 months ago. There are many parasites that can be transmitted through dirty water. Did your...

Dogs: Excessive walks for my dog to poop, shepherd mix, feeney
shepherd mix, feeney, pee: The answer to this question may seem cruel, but just dont walk him. Take him out around 20 minutes after he eats in the yard and say go potty . He may not go..try again 15 min later and continue until he goes. All it will take is him going a few times and...

Dogs: Getting an elderly bitch aquainted with a puppy, introducing puppy to adult dog
introducing puppy to adult dog: Hi Kevin, I don t think you can be too being overly cautious when introducing a new puppy into a household with adult dogs. It s always better to be safe, than sorry. Though it is difficult to predict how dogs will interact, most adult dogs tolerate the...

Dogs: eye contour discoloration, mini colley, eye contour
mini colley, eye contour, black eyeliner: Hi Carole, The best way to put your mind at ease, and rule out a potential problem is to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. There s really no way to guess at what s going on. There s always the chance that your dog has developed lupus or another...

Dogs: eye tear duct is swollen, blocked tear ducts
blocked tear ducts: Hi Julianne, There are several diseases of the eyes dogs can develop, some are minor (but still need medical treatment), some if left untreated can cause blindness. Because your diagnosis might be wrong, you should not risk losing your dog s eyesight....

Dogs: Female Dog Incontinence, female dog incontinence
female dog incontinence: Hi Alison, Yes, dogs can often become incontinent in their elder years. Female dogs, both spayed and unspayed are prone to develop urinary tract infections which can make it hard to hold their urine, and cause increased frequency of urination. This is...

Dogs: Female Doxie, fatty tumor, mammary tumors
fatty tumor, mammary tumors, false pregnancy: It sounds like some sort of tumor. Could be a fatty tumor.... or something worse. This does need to be checked out ASAP. Bitches who are not to be used for breeding should be spayed before their first season as that cuts down the incidence of mammary tumors...

Dogs: Fostering unsocialized 8 month old puppy, own pace, patter
own pace, patter, puppy: This likely has to do with poor early care. Such problems take time to solve and may never be completely resolved. I would mostly give her time. Let her approach you at her own pace. When you smile at her, keep you lips closed to hide your teeth. Showing...

Dogs: Frontline & Dry Skin, oil glands, human hearts
oil glands, human hearts, coconut oil: What are you feeding him? If most of his calories are coming from a commercial dog chow, he should be getting all the oil he needs. Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush....

Dogs: 3 month old great dane female puppy has hair loss on her tail, kibbles and bits, allergy attack
Dogs: 3 month old great dane female puppy has hair loss on her tail, kibbles and bits, allergy attack, red dye

Dogs: Our dog acted vicious at the kennel, patricia mcconnell, body language
Dogs: Our dog acted vicious at the kennel, patricia mcconnell, body language, insights

Dogs: possible side effects of benadryl in dogs, benadryl, schnauzer
Dogs: possible side effects of benadryl in dogs, benadryl, schnauzer, fleas

Dogs: Swollen Eyelids, border collie mix, border collie
Dogs: Swollen Eyelids, border collie mix, border collie, collie

Dogs: very fearful dog with barking problem, obedience school, baseball games
obedience school, baseball games, behaviorist: Nicole, what happens when you put him in another room or in his crate? Does he continue the barking? Do you encourage people to approach him and try to pet him? That could be contributing to the problem. I would strongly suggest that you have a local behaviorist/trainer...

Dogs: when female stops nursing, shelley davis, homeless dogs
shelley davis, homeless dogs, heat cycle: Dear Sharon, Thank you for writing to me about your Beagle. I am not sure why you have decided to separate the pups from their mother. There is a strong bond between them and she still has things that she can teach them. The mother will start keeping...

Dogs: German shorthair pointer - odd behavior, german shorthair pointer, weird habit
german shorthair pointer, weird habit, odd behavior: Hi Keri, I wouldn t call your dog s behavior abnormal. Many young dogs do this sort of running and spinning behavior when they re overly excited or over stimulated. Because your dog has sprained his paw, you should restrict his activities until the...

Dogs: Giardia, shelley davis, puppy shots
shelley davis, puppy shots, healthy immune system: Hi Julia, Thank you for writing to me. Giardia is very tricky and very hard to get rid of. You can sometimes get a positive test result because of antibodies but it s crucial that a dog be cleared and not infected with this. It is possible that your...

Dogs: Greyhound and the cats *sigh, old greyhound, implacable enemies
old greyhound, implacable enemies, happy pills: While many dogs are not like their descriptions, my book does say Greyhounds are implacable enemies of cats. Bringing one into a household with cats may not be a good idea. About all you may be able to do is keep them separated. Crating the dog may be a...

Dogs: Hair loss in dog, medium length hair, thyroid condition
medium length hair, thyroid condition, bushy tail: Hi Ann Marie, Yes, you need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. There is a good chance your dog has a Thyroid condition. Please do not delay in having her treated, it sounds like this has been going on for some time, and it s not something...

Dogs: HELP!, closet shelving, closing doors
closet shelving, closing doors, wire grid: This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. You will need to learn to read the dog and learn its schedule, and when it needs to go out. Keep it in sight,...

Dogs: Hello, pekanese, allergy problems
pekanese, allergy problems, breeds of dogs: There are some breeds of dogs that don t have the skin dander that causes most of the dog allergy problems. I don t think the Pekanese is one of them. Poodles are the best know for it, plus Yorkies, Schnausers, Bichon Freises, and maybe others. www.akc.org...

Dogs: Hernia surgery and getting pregnant, shelley davis, friends of animals
shelley davis, friends of animals, time is of the essence: Hi Shannon Thank you for writing to me. It is definitely in her best interest, to have an emergency spaying done. You can have this done with a certificate for reduced cost through Friends Of Animals or your local SPCA. Tell them it s a life saving...

Dogs: Housebreaking, baby boston, boston terrier
baby boston, boston terrier, housebreaking: I have never used the mats. That is a common problem. I did see an idea recently about putting the mat inside a box with an end cut out. Be sure and praise her when she does hit the mat. If you do try outside, keep her moving. They can t walk and...

Dogs: Housebreaking a westie, westie puppy, closet shelving
westie puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: This sounds familiar, but I don t see it in the questions I have answered. I still don t have the best answer to it. You could try longer walks. You could try keeping her near you, closed door, gates, etc. or even leashing her to you. Keep a careful...

Dogs: Housebroken??, shih chon, bluw
shih chon, bluw, behaviorist: There are two things that come to mind..this may be just a behavioral problem in which case, you need to hire a behaviorist to come into your home and help you, but also...is the dog neutered? It could be marking. I would have a free evaluation done by a trainer...

Dogs: Housetraining, basenji mix, obedience class
basenji mix, obedience class, natural instincts: 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 catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: heat cycle, spaying
spaying: Hi Lori, Dogs do not go through a period of menopause, as humans do. They have heat cycles their entire life, and are able to get pregnant even into old age. In some older female dogs, their heat cycles get less reliable as to when they ll occur, but they...

Dogs: hi, standard schnauzer, annoying behavior
standard schnauzer, annoying behavior: I think the best thing you can do is to find a trainer that can come to your house,and see how Malcolm is acting,as a trainer can find the right approach to such problems as every dog is different and by a trainer actually seeing this problem will find the...

Dogs: Two homes?, trauma, dogs
trauma, dogs: The problem is not trauma..the problem is that the dog may get confused. He wont understand where to potty etc..dogs do not know the difference between inside and out, so they need to be taken out where they need to go. If there is not great consistancy, it...

Dogs: house training 2 yr old female boston, bedtime, puppy
bedtime, puppy, grass: Some dogs become location-trained in their potty habits, and I think this is her problem. Just give her time and she will eventually go... just make sure it is outside! Be there with her to give her lots of praise for going in the right spot. Treat her...

Dogs: housebreaking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: There could be a couple of problems. Try walking her around outside to stimulate her body to eliminate. She could also be doing it deliberty as a challenge to your leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Dogs: My husky, hydrogen peroxide, shelley davis
hydrogen peroxide, shelley davis, antibiotic cream: Dear Tammy, Thank you for writing to me about your beautiful Husky. Until you can get him to the vet, soak his foot in very warm (test it on your arm so it doesn t burn him)salt water. Even epson salt would be good or sea salt and table salt as a...

Dogs: Interested in your opinion only, housebreaking puppies, vet clinics
housebreaking puppies, vet clinics, vet bill: I am very sorry that happened. I hate to see problems for somebody that takes in a dog needing a home. I am sure you never though you would quickly be faced with a $750 vet bill. Some larger cities have low cost vet clinics. Have you checked around? ...

Dogs: ITCHY Percy, dog itching
dog itching: Hi Janice, I m sorry that Percy is feeling so itchy! Treating allergies can be very frustrating, and take months of treatment, sometimes without much success. If Percy s problems seem to occur after being groomed, there s a good chance his problem is...

Dogs: Itchy skin, wholesale pet supply, skin ailments
wholesale pet supply, skin ailments, puppy shots: Hi Debra, Thank you for writing to me about your Border Collie s skin problems. I always start with a dog s diet to see if it is creating a skin condition. I would recommend switching to Solid Gold Fish and Potato and see what happens. When you switch,...

Dogs: Itchy skin and biting, itching
itching: Hi Robert, I know how frustrating it is to have a dog with a persistent itch. It can help if you cut the hair around the area where your dog has been itching. Exposing the skin to the air will help with healing. Bag balm is safe if it s licked off. If...

Dogs: introducing, maltese x shitzu, obedience class
maltese x shitzu, obedience class, natural instincts: 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 Ah, ah, ah! and offer...

Dogs: Jack Russell Terrier Behavior, jack russell terrier, animal behaviorist
jack russell terrier, animal behaviorist, aggression problems: First of all, kick that dog s butt out of your bed and into a crate! He does not deserve to be sleeping in your bed. That is a privilege that only well-behaved dogs deserve. Have Vito examined by your veterinarian to be sure that he has no underlying health...

Dogs: Jelousy, obedience classes, two dogs
obedience classes, two dogs, dog bites: Get both of these dogs into ongoing obedience classes (several months), work with each separately every day, and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with them. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm They both need to know that YOU are the Alpha and will not tolerate...

Dogs: jealosy (new dog/established dog), obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, 2 females: 2 females can be tough to make get along. As Celia reaches maturity at 3 years, it could get worse. Spaying both if not already will help. So will strong leadership on your part. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog...

Dogs: Labradoodle eating habits, bad eating habits, vet check
bad eating habits, vet check, dogs food: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need....

Dogs: Labrador Retained baby teeth, retained baby teeth
retained baby teeth: Hi Parminder, Thanks for clarifying your question. It sounds like your puppy is retaining his puppy teeth. The baby teeth may still fall out once the adult teeth grow in more, but if you think there is some abnormality in how the teeth are coming in,...

Dogs: Lactating dog that poops a lot, doxy, giving birth
doxy, giving birth, best of luck: Hi Suzanne, You need to continue to give your dog access to as much food and water as she wants it, while she s nursing. She need the additional nutrition at this time. Not every dog will have house training accidents when nursing a littler. But because...

Dogs: Leaking urnine, urination
urination: Hi Ed, It s possible for a dog of any age to develop a urinary tact infection. You need to have your puppy examined by a veterinarian to confirm or rule out this possibility. If the tests come back normal, then it s possible your puppy is just having...

Dogs: my Lhasa apso's behavior, lhasa apso, safe room
lhasa apso, safe room, electrical cords: Have you tried crating him at night? It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home,...

Dogs: Low WBC in Pomeranian, white blood test
white blood test: Hi Stephanie, The test run on your dog s white blood cells, shows it s on the low side but that can occur as a result of exercise or excitement; this response is mediated by increased epinephrine. In dogs, the normal blood count ratio is ~3.5:1. A variety...

Dogs: Lump on my 1 year old Labrador's neck, lump at jawline
lump at jawline: Hi Brandon, I completely understand your concern! First, try to keep calm, most growths a dog can develop are not cancerous. Given the location, it s possible that your dog has a salivary gland cyst, tooth abscesses, enlarged lymph nodes or other infections...

Dogs: lateral luxating patella?, genetic problems, fish oil
genetic problems, fish oil, flaky skin: As I explain in my profile, I am not comfortable giving medical advice. I really can t say how successful the surgery would be. If you don t like corn or soy oil, try canola. Our 4 month old Golden has the tear stains too. They aren t near as bad...

Dogs: licking of the paws, fish formula, food solutions
fish formula, food solutions, simple food: This sounds a bit like OCD, but is most likely allergies. You should have asked the vet about this when you were there. You might try putting him on a limited-ingredient food (like Eagle s fish formula, Eagle s duck and oatmeal, or one of the Wellness...

Dogs: Malnutrition, symptoms of malnutrition, signs of malnutrition
symptoms of malnutrition, signs of malnutrition, internal parasites: Hi Barbara, There are a number of causes of weight loss and any dog that is persistently losing weight when you are not deliberately trying to enforce a diet, should be examined by a vet. Diabetes, heart failure, liver or kidney disease, internal parasites,...

Dogs: Maltese, maltese dog, chloe
maltese dog, chloe, agression: It s a good start. Testosterone will be cut down dramatically. Prior to Alvin getting fixed, if he gets too aggressive with Chloe, I d separate them. Don t give him the opportunity to be aggressive with Chloe and reward him when they re in the same area...

Dogs: Mastiff vs. 3yo Human, batman mask, exact situation
batman mask, exact situation, jowls: I think the best thing you can do is to call around and find a trainer that can come to your house,so the trainer can see what is going on and address it right away,as this cn become a dangerous situation if left untreated A trainer like that is your best...

Dogs: Meeting a papillon for 1st time, smooth hair, baby gate
smooth hair, baby gate, pack leader: Giving him a little treat at first will not hurt and he will see you as a friend,so if you want to do that go a head,so a small treat won t hurt anything,but talk to him first and see how he reacts to you Now as for him meeting your collie,what you can...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Flaky Skin, plain yogurt, good bacteria
plain yogurt, good bacteria, cottage cheese: There are many things that can cause dry skin, and winter can be particularly hard on some due to the lack of humidity in our homes with furnaces running. http://www.petplace.com/dogs/seborrhea-in-dogs/page1.aspx Since your vet put the dog on antibiotics,...

Dogs: Mixing Dogs, rotties, bone cancer
rotties, bone cancer, rottie: They have about the same type of health problems as rotties,they are prone to bloat as well as bone cancer,also they can get stressed easily and can cause them to die-but again sone danes live as long as 14,but like rotties unfortunatly the average is around...

Dogs: My Morkie, morkie, housebreaking
morkie, housebreaking, nine weeks: I start housebreaking mine at five weeks, weather permitting, as that is the age that a puppy tries to potty away from its sleeping area. Your breeder should have done the same. At nine weeks, the puppy has learned potty habits that will be harder to break...

Dogs: mark on black labs belly, enlarged nipples, thyroid problem
enlarged nipples, thyroid problem, mild soap: Hi Josh, You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. Her enlarged nipples and hair-loss can be a sign of hormonal problem, or a thyroid problem. There s no way to guess as to what the problem is, that s why your dog needs to be examined by...

Dogs: mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzer puppy, standard schnauzers
miniature schnauzer puppy, standard schnauzers, mini schnauzer: Hi Aleta, Miniature and Standard Schnauzers are two different breeds. A Miniature Schnauzer puppy might weigh 3-4 pounds at 8 weeks old. A Standard Schnauzer puppy might weigh somewhere between 5-7 pounds. Of course it s possible to have a puppy of...

Dogs: Names for miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer
miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer, how to raise a puppy: First of all, you purchased your puppy about two weeks too soon as he really needed that extra time to learn to inhibit his bite with his mother and littermates. You will have to take over and teach him that. Get the paperback book How to Raise a Puppy You...

Dogs: Nesting behavior, border collie, complications of diabetes
border collie, complications of diabetes, old dogs: I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Don t get me started, as I ve lost three old dogs over the last few months. I have had some dogs who nested on a regular basis, and some who did not. I cannot recall ever having one who did not, suddenly...

Dogs: New location, dog will not go to the bathroom, apartment life, anythin
apartment life, anythin, day trips: I think the only thing is more walks. Let her stop and sniff posts or trees males might mark. Females won t mark them, but often will squats and leave their mark. Take treats along and if she does anything, praise her and give her treats. Eventually she...

Dogs: New Puppy with older dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, 2 females: My first suggestion is to not get another female. Occasionally, no matter what you do, the first and second dogs don t get along. 2 females is the combination most likely to be a problem. Quite often a male and a female will settle into a partnership. ...

Dogs: New puppy, bull mastiff, adult personality
bull mastiff, adult personality, dogs and horses: I often tell people to follow their heart in choosing a dog. Yes, some Huskies are vicious and a danger to other dogs and small animals. Others are fine, gentle creatures. I know one that works as a dog guide, out in public all the time. You need to...

Dogs: New puppy, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, gsd: Shepherds are often vocal and do a lot of whining. Hold you hand up in front of his face and tell him enough. Praise him if he quiets. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and...

Dogs: Night restlessness and potty training, otherside, little dog
otherside, little dog, sleepless nights: Hello, Courtney. It sounds as if your dog came from a puppymill or a backyard breeding operation. Poor girl. Bless you for giving her a loving home. Her night time behavior has me stumped as well. I m not sure exactly what is going on there. Is she still...

Dogs: neutering, unwanted puppies, unwanted pregnancies
unwanted puppies, unwanted pregnancies, cocker spaniel: Yes, neutering is controversial. We have a terrible time in this country with more dogs than we have homes for, often poorly bred and socialized. Part of the problem is people being careless about their intact dogs allowing accidental breeding and unwanted...

Dogs: my new dog, aggressive new dog
aggressive new dog: Hi Buddy, Keep your new dog on his leash when he s in the house. The minute he looks like he s thinking about going over to the other dogs, give him a tug on the leash and tell him NO! . Give him a toy and every so often praise him for just sitting and...

Dogs: new dog, closet shelving, crying all night
closet shelving, crying all night, wire rack: This is a young puppy? What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society,...

Dogs: newfoundland grooming, clippers
clippers: Hi Michelle, The person you sent your message to couldn t or wouldn t answer it, and sent it to a question pool , where any of the experts at the site has the option of answering it. That is how I came to read your message. When looking for clippers...

Dogs: nursing bitch wont leave pups and has diarrhea, low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, young bitch: Hi Laura, Getting your dog to a veterinarian, rather than waiting for a response from a lay person on line was exactly the right thing to do! I m responding with this message rather than sending the All Experts automated thank you note in the hope that...

Dogs: My Old Dog, whining
whining: Hi Sam, Whining is a way of communicating that tells us a dog is upset, scared, or in pain. It is usually a behavioral response to being upset or feeling abandoned by his pack. However, if you have a dog that has never whined, but suddenly starts, you probably...

Dogs: Older Dog Restless, restless
restless: Hi Tracey, It s really hard to say what s going on with your dog. Not being able to rest or settle down usually means the animal is in some kind of pain or discomfort. It can mean anything from arthritis, to a heart problem, with about 100 things in between....

Dogs: Older dog vs. newer dog getting older, natural instincts, vet check
natural instincts, vet check, sad faces: I would start with a good vet check up. Babe may be slowed by a physical problem and Marlee may be seeing it as a chance to replace her as the dominant one. Spaying them if not already will help. so will better leadership on your part. aggressiveness....

Dogs: old dog, collie mix, cheap medication
collie mix, cheap medication, breeds of dogs: This might actually be a medical problem,such as hypothyroidism,which can really alter a dog s personality-and that is an inexpensive blood test,it s also treated by pills for the rest of the dog s life,but is also a cheap medication Also having joint problems...

Dogs: old dog meets new, staffie, yorkshire terrier
staffie, yorkshire terrier, cant sleep: 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: older dog bathroom problems, bowel incontinence
bowel incontinence: Hi Chris, You definitely should not yell at, or punish your dog for pooping in your home. Many older dogs such as yours, develop bowel or bladder incontinence, and simply can t hold it as they could when they were younger. Your dog probably feels very...

Dogs: older dogs, obedience trainer, nilif
obedience trainer, nilif, boarding kennel: Hi Victoria, Putting your dog to sleep shouldn t be an option. Your dog needs training, that s has to be a commitment and priority on your part. Not every dog is going to be a friendly dog who will happily greet strangers with a wag and a kiss. If you know...

Dogs: Phobias, dog phobias
dog phobias: Hi Sharon, Dogs can indeed have phobias, and it sounds like that s what your dog has. Treatment can generally be carried out by using anti-anxiety medication to control the abnormal behavior and through behavior modification , or training techniques...

Dogs: Please Help, house training
house training: Hi Casey, It s not unheard of that a puppy still isn t house trained at 7 months old. Some puppies take a full year to house train. A big part of getting a dog or puppy house trained is how well the dog is supervised within the home. When you bring...

Dogs: Post Grooming Experience, diaper rash cream, zinc oxide cream
diaper rash cream, zinc oxide cream, cortisone shot: It could be that she was shaved just a tish too short around her vulva or anal area... or up onto her tail. You might try putting something like baby powder, aloe gel, or zinc oxide cream (diaper rash cream) on those areas if she doesn t try to lick it off...

Dogs: Potty Training, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: I am surprised an 8 week old is reacting like that. I think the first thing is to build up her confidence. Continue obedience training and crating. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the...

Dogs: Puppy agression, shitz shu, obedience class
shitz shu, obedience class, adult teeth: 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 would quit being bitten. At 3 to 4 months...

Dogs: Puppy not eating, vet check, puppy food
vet check, puppy food, dogs food: If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will snarf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need....

Dogs: Puppy thats afraid, importance of socialization, mini australian shepherd
importance of socialization, mini australian shepherd, natural instincts: I am not sure. 19 weeks is a terrible time for a puppy to go to a new home. Many well socialized puppies go into a fear stage then and show much of the behavior you say. They can be overwhelmed in a new home. I think your head is telling you that the right...

Dogs: Pyometra in dog, open cervix Pyometra
open cervix Pyometra: Hi Phani, There is a medical approach to treating Pyometra you may want to try, it involves using a hormone called Prostaglandin F2 Alpha. Prostaglandins are a group of hormones that reduce the blood level of progesterone, relax and open the cervix, and...

Dogs: paper training, male puppy, closet shelving
male puppy, closet shelving, wire grid: I see a lot of such problems. I would give up and go back to outside. If the snow is deep, clear it for him. It also helps to have a coat where you can grab it on the way out. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for...

Dogs: pit bull house training, female pit, pit bull
female pit, pit bull, poop: The best way is with a crate and the way to do that is to keep her in there all the time,except to take her outside,to feed her,to play with her,to take her on walks ect And do this for about three weeks,then slowly let her out more,but if another accident...

Dogs: possible side effects of benadryl in dogs, enlarged prostate symptoms, large pupils
enlarged prostate symptoms, large pupils, difficulty urinating: Side effects in people are: difficulty breathing; closing of throat; swelling of lips, tongue, or face; or hives. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur: sleepiness, fatigue, or dizziness; headache; dry mouth; or difficulty urinating...

Dogs: post.op cat declawed, scent glands, yeast infection
scent glands, yeast infection, signs of infection: Hi Peggy, You ve written to me, but I m a dog expert, not a cat expert. I can tell you that cats have special scent glands on their paws, maybe she s having a problem with her scent glands. Even though you aren t seeing any swelling, discoloration, or...

Dogs: potty training, baby rice cereal, stool specimen
baby rice cereal, stool specimen, quality puppy: Stop feeding this tiny puppy spaghetti and applesauce! Those are not proper foods for him. Get him some quality puppy food (Eagle, Wellness, Canidae, Solid Gold), grind it up or soak it well and mash it up, and mix it up with some Gerber baby rice cereal with...

Dogs: potty training my chihuahua, 4 months, chihuahua
4 months, chihuahua, puppy: The best way is with a crate and the way to do that is to keep her in there all the time,except to take her outside,to feed her,to play with her,to take her on walks ect And do this for about three weeks,then slowly let her out more,but if another accident...

Dogs: potty traning, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, wire grid: No spanking doesn t work. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it...

Dogs: pregnant bassett?, male sheltie, last month of pregnancy
male sheltie, last month of pregnancy, quality puppy: Hi Jen, Three weeks after mating a female dog may have an upset stomach and not want to eat for about a week to 10 days. One way to tell if your dog is pregnant is to check her vulva, the swelling would not have gone down after her heat and looks enlarged....

Dogs: pregnant dog, american bulldog, internet sights
american bulldog, internet sights, cindy lou: Hello Michele, How exciting. A dog is usually pregnant for 63 to 65 days. And yes at about 7 weeks you could begin to see signs of milk. Usually when you do, you should see delivery in 7 to 10 days. There are also ways to tell my the dogs temperature....

Dogs: problem with pomeranian, licking habit
licking habit: Hi Myrna, I will assume you have examined your dog s leg area to rule out if there is something causing the licking, such as irritated skin, a foreign matter such as a thistle or something stuck in your dog s fur. Bone or joint pain can draw the dog s attention...

Dogs: pug breeding, pug breeding, vet bills
pug breeding, vet bills, local rescue: Every area is different but if you contact a local rescue they will know where the discounts are. The number of times a dog locks has nothing to do with the amount of puppies. They can have 3 all the way up to nine or ten their first time. I would get the...

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

Dogs: puppies, empty bladder, bladder control
empty bladder, bladder control, piddle: One, if she s just a puppy (say under 6 months), she will probably just grow out of it. Two, until then, make the greetings controlled. That means, she s on leash and you only let the person get as close as they can without her losing bladder control. Treat...

Dogs: puppy attitude, bull mastiff, vet check
bull mastiff, vet check, attitude problem: It really does sound like she is challenging you for leadership. it will only get worse as she matures. A vet check never hurts, and now would be a good time to spay her. She may be coming into season before long and once she starts, most vets will insist...

Dogs: puppy born missing limbs, birth defects
birth defects: Hi Angie, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) scientists consider Malathion to be one of the most significant pesticide disruptors of the endocrine system, because it appears toxic to a variety of endocrine glands that make and metabolize hormones....

Dogs: puppy soiling crate, confinement area, food dishes
confinement area, food dishes, bladder control: Hi Kim, You didn t say how long you re crating your puppy. Until a puppy is about 4 months old, it simply does not yet have bowel or bladder control. A 13 week old puppy should not be crated longer than 4 hours during the day time. If you keep a blanket...

Dogs: Question, quality puppies, cocker spaniel
quality puppies, cocker spaniel, fatal infections: You can expect all sorts of behavior problems whike she is in heat. Once she is finished, she should largely be back to normal, perhaps more settled down. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly....

Dogs: Question regarding dog deserting owner, sun rises and sets, daughter natalie
sun rises and sets, daughter natalie, pet feed: Once a dog changes its affiliation , I don t know if there is much one can do about that. The same thing happened here with one of our dogs. Peter had slept with me since he was quite young; he went everywhere with me when he was younger. One night he decided...

Dogs: question, vomiting
vomiting: Hi Emina, Your dog throwing up that yellow and white stuff is just a sign that her stomach is empty. By itself, it s nothing to be concerned over. I don t know what you mean by your dog throwing up weird stuff . If your dog is acting okay aside from...

Dogs: Another question about chewing on feet.., chewing on feet
chewing on feet: Hi Michelle, Bandaging your dog s feet can make his condition worse. The sores need air to dry up. Many times, foot itching is a sign of a food allergy. You didn t say what you re feeding your dog, but it could be the culprit. You can try feeding a ...

Dogs: Rat terrier/Pomeranian, reverse sneezing
reverse sneezing: Hi Benita, I can t hear the sound your dog has been making. If it s a sort of loud snorting, honking and gasping noise, it s probably something called a reverse sneeze . It actually has nothing to do with sneezing, but is a spasm caused by an irritation...

Dogs: Rectal Bleeding, shelley davis, good appetite
shelley davis, good appetite, anal gland: Dear Ariadne, Thank you for writing to me. Blood dripping from the anus is not a good sign and your dog should be looked at immediately by your vet. The cause could be from a variety of factors and only your vet can determine how serious this is. Please...

Dogs: Rescue dog afraid of going outside, obedience classes, backporch
obedience classes, backporch, small steps: Probably one of the best ways for a dog to overcome fear is to use rewards,like small pieces of chopped up hotdogs to try and encourge her,even if it s in small amounts,and even if all she does is just put two feet outside,it s a start,and these things come...

Dogs: Rockett, mary rogers, bad habit
mary rogers, bad habit, strange behaviors: Mary, you are right. Rockett is acting out because his position in the pack is being threatened by Pixie. I would recommend spending one-on-one time with Rockett every day, taking him for a walk, playing in the back yard, etc. The mistake you made was bringing...

Dogs: Rough Collies, Rough Collies
Rough Collies: Hi Carrie, The Rough Collie is the more common of the two Scottish Collie breeds. It s the one that looks like Lassie. Not knowing where you re located, I cant direct you to any specific breeders, but if you contact a breeder, you probably would be able...

Dogs: Roundworms, stool specimen, size dogs
stool specimen, size dogs, rat terrier: Take a stool specimen into your veterinarian for examination as the dog may have more than one kind of parasite, and all wormers do not kill all parasites. He can also give you an appropriate wormer and tell you the proper dosage for your dog s size. Dogs...

Dogs: ravenous dog who should be full, internal parasites, food ration
internal parasites, food ration, dry food: Some dogs are just naturally pigs, but there could be an underlying health issue to this dog s appetite. Internal parasites and Cushing s Disease are two things that come to mind. You and his owner might try feeding him green beans to fill him up a bit...

Dogs: re house training an older dog, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, miniature schnauzer
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, miniature schnauzer, ol gal: That is great to hear that medication is helping her! It can be really tough living with a senile dog. As to the pooping, you need to keep a journal so that you have a clue when she needs to eliminate. Most dogs do keep to something of a schedule in regard...

Dogs: rescued shar pei, obedience commands, hoarding behavior
obedience commands, hoarding behavior, obsessive compulsive disorder: Hi Alanna, You didn t say how recently your mother adopted this dog. Hoarding can be an obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD) and, as such, could indicate some underlying anxiety. Just arriving in a new home can be very stressful for a dog, so the hoarding...

Dogs: rubbing hair off nose, carpet fibers, emergency vet
carpet fibers, emergency vet, vet bills: I don t think this is a behavorial problem; I think it is most likely a physical problem. Did your vet just assume this was anxiety, or did he run any tests? At the very least, he should have done some skin scrapings. This could be mange, allergies, a bacterial...

Dogs: Schnauzer eye mucus discharge, veterinary ophthalmologist, mucus discharge
veterinary ophthalmologist, mucus discharge, eye allergies: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian or, preferably, a veterinary ophthalmologist. He could have conjunctivitis, distichiasis, fungal infection, bacterial infection, corneal dystrophy, uveitis, dry eye, allergies, or one of a few other things. The ...

Dogs: Science Diet U/D, gurgling stomach, bladder stones
gurgling stomach, bladder stones, lulich: I m sorry, but your question is beyond my meager medical knowledge. I do know that dalmatians are prone to forming urate stones, and they apparently are fed an anti-urate diet and put on anti-urate medication. http://www.thedca.org/dal_book.html Unfortunately,...

Dogs: My Shelties coat, sheltie puppy, canidae
sheltie puppy, canidae, solid gold: Be sure the dog is on an excellent diet, such as Eagle, Wellness, Canidae, or Solid Gold. The saying we are what we eat totally holds true, particularly in a coated breed, although a dog can never be more than his genetics. Not all are blessed with good...

Dogs: Shih tzu, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: When you take him out, after he goes, give him a little more time, walk him around and he may do some more. Back inside, watch him and try to recognize when he needs to go out. And yes, the whining should stop before long. Much of housebreaking is not...

Dogs: Shituz, pigment spots, colored dogs
pigment spots, colored dogs, liver spots: I doubt that this is anything to be concerned about, but the next time you take her in for something, have the vet check it out. Some light-colored dogs do seem to get pigment spots, particularly if they have been out in the sun, and as dogs age, some of them...

Dogs: Siberian Husky Biting Self, fish oil capsules, vet visit
fish oil capsules, vet visit, oil supplements: Maybe I should have left this question go, but likely nobody else has a good answer to it either. I don t think there is a single good answer. I would start with a vet visit. You could be lucky and and the vet will send you home with something that will...

Dogs: Slipped Stifle my 1yr old Chihuahua, baby aspirin, knee joints
baby aspirin, knee joints, flexicose: I wasn t going to jump in and answer this until I saw the reference to Ibuprofen. Are you sure that was what the vet said to give her? It is usually considered toxic to dogs. I would never give it to any dog without talking to the vet first. Usually the...

Dogs: Snake bite, snake bite
snake bite: Hi Larry, Benadryl can indeed help, as an antihistamine and it s used for acute inflammatory and allergic conditions such as: Snake bites Vaccination reactions Blood transfusion reactions Bee stings and insect bites The first eight hours...

Dogs: Somethings horribly wrong with Cuda., female rottweiler, bloody diarrhea
female rottweiler, bloody diarrhea, parvovirus: Hi Vincent, I m sorry to hear that your dog isn t well, but your dog s bloody diarrhea should have been a real wake up call! How much more of a hint do you need before you get your dog to a doctor? Please do not delay any further in getting your dog...

Dogs: Strange Question?, canine behaviorist, pet supply company
canine behaviorist, pet supply company, upstairs neighbors: Tara, I firmly believe that animals can see and sense things that we cannot. However, before jumping to the conclusion that she s seen a ghost, could it possibly be something in your attic, or if you live in an apartment or similar setup, could it be upstairs...

Dogs: Swollen Eyelids, veterinary ophthalmologist, swollen eyelids
veterinary ophthalmologist, swollen eyelids, upper lids: First of all, I have no idea what this could be, but I would get a referral to a veterinary ophthalmologist from your vet. With some searching I did come up with a couple things... the first two applying to eyelid cysts in cats. http://www.vetpathology.org/cgi/reprint/36/5/474.pdf...

Dogs: saliva., ddfl, two dogs
ddfl, two dogs, tasty treats: Hi Kev, Your older dog salivating might just be a response to stress. Having a new dog in his house is a stressful thing to your older dog. It takes about a month after introducing a new dog to a home that the old and new dogs will feel comfortable together....

Dogs: scattering milk, question pool, rebecca
question pool, rebecca, dogs: Hi Rebecca, Your message was forwarded to a question pool , because the person you sent it to was unable to answer it. That is how I came to read your message. Here, in the U.S.A, the term scatter unfamiliar. What is it you d like to know, maybe I...

Dogs: my shih tzu pees a lot, bladder problems, urine odors
bladder problems, urine odors, poos: As I said, take him to the vet to make sure it s not a bladder issue. If he s just marking and you keep him intact, he will most likely continue to mark. The other alternative to locking him up, is to tether him to you. Get a waist leach that you can either...

Dogs: My shitzu is very lethargic!, shitzu, medical problem
shitzu, medical problem, best of luck: Hi Kristi, If you think your dog is having a medical problem and is in need of care, you need to contact your veterinarian. Since this problem has been going on since Sunday, please don t delay any further in getting your dog the care she needs. Best...

Dogs: simptoms after dog histerectomy, shelley davis, simptoms
shelley davis, simptoms, major surgery: Hi Joana, Thank you for writing to me regarding your new puppy. Bless you for adopting this sweet girl. I am concerned not about her demeanor, because after such major surgery, it is very exhausting and the dog needs lots of rest and to be free of any...

Dogs: sister bulldogs sibling riverly, Litermates young adult-female
Litermates young adult-female: Hi Jaime, Unfortunately what you describe is exactly why littermates is not a good idea. I would have someone come out and evaluate if this is even a doable situation, do not rule out placing one in another home, probably best without another female....

Dogs: skin issues, wholesale pet supply, skin ailments
wholesale pet supply, skin ailments, puppy shots: Hi Scott, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet puppy. Thank you for writing to me about your sweet dog. I always start with a dog s diet to see if it is creating a skin condition. I would recommend switching to Solid Gold Fish and Potato...

Dogs: staffie, heat cycle
heat cycle: Hi Wayne, All female dogs, no matter the breed have a heat cycle that s approximately 21 days long. That s an average, and it can vary from cycle to cycle, being a little longer or a little shorter. You can read more about the dog heat cycle here: ...

Dogs: Traumatized Pit Bull, american pit bull, pit bull puppy
american pit bull, pit bull puppy, self esteem issues: Fortunately you got her out of the abusive home while still young enough to make a difference Much of what you are doing is right, not rewarding her for showing fear by petting her. You do want to avoid looking her in the eye plus not letting her see your...

Dogs: I think my dog is dying, twin mattress, hind legs
twin mattress, hind legs, steroid treatment: Hi Holly, Not knowing what surgery Patrick recently had, or why you ve refused the steroid treatment your vet has suggested I can t say what s going on with your dog. It s obvious that he s quite ill, and needs treatment. Whether you decide to stick with...

Dogs: timid piddler, dogs and puppies, adult dogs
dogs and puppies, adult dogs, urinary tract infections: Hi Jason, You should have Abigail examined by your veterinarian. Female dogs (even ones that have been spayed) are prone to develop urinary tract infections and even urinary incontinence. These need to be ruled out as a cause for her problem. There is medications...

Dogs: toilet training help!, miniature schnauzer, time dogs
miniature schnauzer, time dogs, toilet training: Ever longer walks might work. I wonder if he is afraid to urinate in front of you. He may be afraid of bowel movements too, but be unable to hold them as long. If you don t have a fenced yard, try tethering him outside for short periods of time. Dogs shouldn...

Dogs: tooth absest, tooth abscess, shelley davis
tooth abscess, shelley davis, warm salt water: Hi Jim, Thank you for writing to me about your sheltie s tooth abscess. If the infection has already reached the eye than it s critical that this dog be put on antibiotics. Call your vet and ask him to call in a script to your local drug store for an...

Dogs: training technique???, kitchen counter tops, bad habit
kitchen counter tops, bad habit, stealing food: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Dogs: Unsocialized Aggression, obedience classes, boston terrier
obedience classes, boston terrier, terrier mix: The best way to deal with this is to take her to obedience classes,a trainer can walk you through the best way of fixing problems,also training classes is a good way for her to get used to new things-so the best thing to do is to call up a number of trainers,and...

Dogs: undecided, picking a dog, shelter
picking a dog, shelter, breeder: It is hard to know where to start. www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. They also have pictures and descriptions of each breed. You might try them. Don t take a recommendation for some obscure, hard to find breed too...

Dogs: urination - broken leg, obedience classes, exercise pen
obedience classes, exercise pen, bed pan: The dog has a broken leg; he should NOT be wrestling! Keep him quiet... in a crate or exercise pen if you have to. Put down newspapers in case he decides it is time to potty. Take him outside every hour or two until he potties. Chances are that he will...

Dogs: urination problems, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: No, it is due to fear. Any negative treatment will only make it worse. Try some of this: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front legs, and lift him up. He is facing you. Hold...

Dogs: Vaginal discharge from my Doberman, Vaginitis
Vaginitis: Hi Melinda, It s totally possible that your dog a yeast infection or a case of Vaginitis. Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. It can be brought on or caused by problems occurring within the vagina, or be secondary to conditions elsewhere...

Dogs: vomiting, vomiting
vomiting: Hi David, First I should say that if your dog is acting lethargic, depressed or unresponsive along with the vomiting, or if the vomiting has been going on for more than 48 hours, he or she should be examined by your veterinarian. If your dog is acting...

Dogs: Whimpering and crying, obedience classes, exercise pen
obedience classes, exercise pen, loving time: First of all, I don t think one can have a dog crated one night and then loose another. What dog wouldn t prefer to sleep in a bed rather than in a crate? (However, not all youngsters this age are well-behaved enough to sleep loose, and you don t want him...

Dogs: Whinning Dog, shelley davis, medical ailments
shelley davis, medical ailments, blood panel: Hi Samantha, Thank you for writing to me about your Staffie X and his evening whining episodes. Your pooch must be around 17 years old by now, which for a medium to large breed is quite up in years. I would say that the time has come to get a full...

Dogs: Whip cream, dog whip, whip cream
dog whip, whip cream, lactate: No, this is not a good food for any dog. Most dogs are lactate intolerant as they reach adulthood, and it just plain is not healthy for them as it is too high in fat and calories for them. Letting a dog get overweight is just asking for pancreatitis and diabetes,...

Dogs: I want to know how to remove my dogs spay stitches and the right way., stitches, sutures
stitches, sutures, suture: Hi Misty, If you re considering removing your dog s sutures on your own to save money, you should know that most vets have the suture remove change included in the bill. Have you tried calling your vet s office and asking the staff if the stitches were...

Dogs: weewee, dauchshund, puppy
dauchshund, puppy, walks: Unfortunatly even neauturing some males doesn t not stop marking or even reduce it The best way is with a crate and the way to do that is to keep him in there all the time,except to take him outside,to feed him,to play with him,to take him on walks ect...

Dogs: wetting indoors, audrey, walks
audrey, walks, toilet: The best way is with a crate and the way to do that is to keep him in there all the time,except to take him outside,to feed him,to play with him,to take him on walks ect And do this for about three weeks,then slowly let him out more,but if another accident...

Dogs: Yo-Chon feeding schedule, yo chon, lunch time
yo chon, lunch time, mid day: I think you can start phasing the mid day meal out. Just make it a little smaller and the other 2 larger each day for a week until it is all gone. Eliminating it may help the afternoon wetting. Go ahead and limit the water at lunch time. I am not...

Dogs: Yorkie Puppy, crate training, hime
crate training, hime, peanut butter: It could be the stress of being left alone. Try blocking off the crate just leaving room for him to stretch out. They sell dividers for some crates. Also leave him a small Kong filled with peanut butter. Be careful not to over feed him or replace too much...

Dogs: Yorkie puppy, nasal discharge
nasal discharge: Hi Melissa, I wish I could be a help, I know how difficult it is to have a sick dog over a holiday, but the treatment of whatever your puppy has depends upon the cause. Nasal discharge can be caused by dozens of conditions. Some causes are brief and self-limiting,...

Dogs: Yorkshire/back hair loss, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Vicki, Anytime a dog experiences hair loss, a thyroid condition should be ruled out. Many times Hypothyroidism s first symptom is hair loss. To rule out a thyroid problem a blood test can be run at the vet s office. There are also some hormonal conditions,...

Dogs: Yorkshire Terrier, adult personality, flea remedies
adult personality, flea remedies, little dogs: All dogs get fleas. There are a number of highly effective flea remedies, mostly drops or tablets you give the dog once a month. They are a little expensive, but control some types of worms too. Let your vet help you choose one. Yorkies are fine little...