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Dogs: our CHI RAT varied, lump on leg, puppy mill
lump on leg, puppy mill, dainty feet: Hi Melissa, I think she may have a luxating patella which is very common in small dogs. Basically it is where the knee joint doesn t stay in place. It is genetic in origin, very common in chihuahuas and in a lot of cases surgery is the only real cure. ...

Dogs: CHIHUAHUA ALLERGY/REVERSE SNEEZING, soft palate, reverse sneeze
soft palate, reverse sneeze, sneezy: Anna, It may be helpful, you just want to try to break her cycle of reverse sneezing by bringing her out of the mindset she is in. There are different ways to distract her, so try the different suggestions and see what works for you. Have a good day!...

Dogs: CHIHUAHUA HOUSEBREAKING, little butt, male dogs
little butt, male dogs, bathmat: Hi Jonathan; He is not peeing because he needs to go. He is marking his new territory. If he has not been neutered, it would help this problem a some if he were neutered. Neutering him will also help to insure his health and help him live longer. Male...

Dogs: Change in Behavior, bach flower essences, bach rescue remedy
bach flower essences, bach rescue remedy, cherry plum: Denise, Sorry for the long delay, but I was out sick and didn t have access to my library. The absolute best thing I ve found for situations such as yours is Bach Flower Essences. They work wonders for fear such as you dog is experiencing. I ve had dogs...

Dogs: Change in Dog behavior, separation anxiety, back door
separation anxiety, back door, paws: Getting a taller gate may help,but again it may only be temporary until she decides to scratch that up,as well-it seems like there s someplace in the house that she wants to go to In some cases of separation anxiety some dogs have to be on medication,some...

Dogs: Change in Dog behavior, separation anxiety, back door
separation anxiety, back door, paws: Hi Katie, Isolating your dog in a pen outside isn t going to solve your dog s problems, in fact it can make her problems worse. Since your dog knows how to use a doggy door, and that method always worked in the past, why not install a doggie door in...

Dogs: Change in Dogs behavior, cindy lou, laundry room
cindy lou, laundry room, going to the bathroom: Hello Craig, Well his body may still be on the other schedule and he has not adapted to the new one. You might have to go back to the beginning steps like confining him, whether its in a crate or with gates for the kitchen or laundry room. Continue letting...

Dogs: Change in Eating Habits, appetite stimulants, canned dog food
appetite stimulants, canned dog food, dry dog food: Hi Liz, Your puppy probably isn t feeling 100% just yet, it could be why he s being a reluctant eater. The only problem with adding tasty tidbits to your pup s diet, as an enticement to get him to eat, is that he s going to learn very quickly that if...

Dogs: Change in fur color, shiny fur, mixed dogs
shiny fur, mixed dogs, fur color: Dogs will sometimes turn gray as they age, most especially around the muzzle, but it can happen all over. Five years isn t necessarily old, but since she is a large breed you could definitely consider her middle aged. Since she has dark colored hair anyway...

Dogs: Change in peeing habits, human medicine, sharpei
human medicine, sharpei, uti: Hi Cherise, I m sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. If it is still persisting, then you definitely need to get her in. I wouldn t recommend giving her human medicine as it is changed a little for humans, as their system is a little different. Plus...

Dogs: Changed the crate, large dog crate, kong toy
large dog crate, kong toy, peanut butter: It could be that he feels a little lost in the bigger crate,what you can do to keep him busy is to get a Kong toy and fill it with peanut butter,as he will be too busy trying to get the peanut butter rather then barking Also try to put as many toys,blankets...

Dogs: Changing Puppy food?, puppy food, mold problem
puppy food, mold problem, science diet: Hello, Yes i would get him off the diamond thou I ve never heard of it if its a quality vet you have and knows what he is talking about or she is talking about(my vet is a lady...shes very smart and anwsers everything I ask her in great detail). If there was...

Dogs: Chasing Cars, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, instincts: Karen, perhaps the simplest solution would be to fence your property, or at least an area of it, to confine him when he is outside. I am a firm believer that dogs should not be tied or chained up, because it can cause all kinds of behavioral problems...

Dogs: Cheeba, petco stores, smart baby
petco stores, smart baby, shi tzu: Hi Rebecca; After she eats she will need to move her bowels. This can be from 5 minutes after for some dogs, and a half hour or so for others. She will need to empty her bladder soon after she drinks. After she eats, watch her, and when she starts looking...

Dogs: Cherry Eyes, tear gland, cherry eye
tear gland, cherry eye, q tip: Cherry eye is when the tear gland swells and protrudes from the eye. It is more common in breeds that have the smooshed face. Sometimes it can be fixed by simply carefully folding the tissue back in with a Q-tip (I would have a vet do this). Sometimes...

Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Odor, chesapeake bay retriever, fragrance sprays
chesapeake bay retriever, fragrance sprays, cheesie: Unfortunately, you picked the wrong breed if doggy odor bothers you. That unique oily coat comes along with its own lovely aroma. I wouldn t bathe her more often than every two weeks as you don t want to dry out her skin too much. Be sure you rinse the...

Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriver goiing potty in the house., puppy housebreaking tips, brittany spanial
puppy housebreaking tips, brittany spanial, daily basis: Hi Becky! I will start with the shedding problem. The only thing you can really do is get a good brush and brush him as often as you can. They need to get rid of that extra coat when the weather gets warmer, so do both of yourselves a favor, and brush...

Dogs: Chew toys, nyla bone, milk bones
nyla bone, milk bones, instant gratification: Hi steve; Thank you for the pictures of Joey. He is PRECIUOS! He looks like he thinks he is in trouble. Oh these babies are just so micunderstood. Nobody knows how they truly suffer, trying to educate their persons. It is such a hard and thankless life...

Dogs: Chewing., rawhide chews, nyla bone
rawhide chews, nyla bone, mousetraps: I really doubt the change in diet had much to do with the less chewing. Many dogs chew less after they are 2 years old. Their teeth and jaws are fully formed before that. To control chewing, keep a close eye on the dog when your are around. As soon as...

Dogs: Chewing, leash correction, flat nylon
leash correction, flat nylon, kong toy: Aki, do you know how old he is, or approximately how old? What sorts of things have you given him to chew on? Here s what I can suggest: When you catch him in the act of chewing on someting inappropriate (such as the couch, table leg, etc.), say NO...

Dogs: Chewing, dane puppy, own toys
dane puppy, own toys, feeding time: Some dogs cease to be problem chewers much younger than others. Even if she settles down by a relatively young 4 months, how are you going to live with her for now? Your best option is a crate. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued...

Dogs: Chewing, lab puppy, rugs
lab puppy, rugs, shoes: A lab puppy will chew on everything until it is grown. They are the worst chewers. Be sure that it has plenty of chew toys to keep it busy. Really all you can do is keep the stuff that you don t want him to chew on put up where he can t get to it. Try to give...

Dogs: Chewing, doggy daycare, plastic toys
doggy daycare, plastic toys, phonies: I think the people that claim they can train dogs not to chew when they aren t around are phonies. The best solution for most dogs is to crate them. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much...

Dogs: Chewing, canned dog food, dry dog food
canned dog food, dry dog food, canned pumpkin: Do you mean she s been chewing on *shoes* Brandy? If so, then the most simple solution would be to put them where she cannot get them, of course. Is she crate trained? If not, I would recommend getting her one and putting her in it at night and when you cannot...

Dogs: Chewing!!, accordian doors, swedish meatball
accordian doors, swedish meatball, puppy food: I had the same problem with my terriers. What I did was I changed the dog food to Eukanuba PUPPY food for about 6-8 months adding a little microwaved chopmeat (about the size of a swedish meatball) with a quarter of a cup of water. If they are chewing at...

Dogs: Chewing!!, accordian doors, nyla bone
accordian doors, nyla bone, obedience class: Hi Jennifer; She was chewing when you first got her because she was loosing her baby milk teeth and getting new ones. At about a year old they teeth again. Their gums swell and get tender just like human babies gums do, and they chew to relieve the pain....

Dogs: Chewing, maltese poodle, hello my baby
maltese poodle, hello my baby, zest for life: Have you tried putting a no-chew spray on the corner she is chewing? You can get this sort of spray from most pet stores. The only other thing you can do is to keep her out of the room where she is doing the chewing while you are not there to supervise...

Dogs: Chewing Blankets, bitter apple, bed coverings
bitter apple, bed coverings, petstore: Well what you can do is get a product called bitter apple and it can be bought at any petstore(if you can t find that brand just ask for something that you can spray on that stops the dog from chewing) It doesn t stain anything and it won t hurt the dog...

Dogs: Chewing on Dog bed, male weimaraner, dry dog food
male weimaraner, dry dog food, puppy behavior: Tara, I have three words for you: Normal Puppy Behavior! *wink* Your dog is still very much a puppy at one year of age. He is also a high energy breed. Do you give him anything else to occupy himself when you leave? If all he has is the dog bed, then that...

Dogs: Chewing on Fur, anxiety problem, bald spots
anxiety problem, bald spots, behaviorist: First if you have had the dog checked out at the vet, it may be an anxiety problem. You may need to get in touch with a behaviorist to figure out how to take care of the problem. Sorry i can not help you further here with out seeing the dog. Good luck nanc...

Dogs: Chewing her feet, ketoconazole tablets, healing open wounds
ketoconazole tablets, healing open wounds, nyla bones: Hello, This is a common problem in dogs of all breeds...sadly. I have to ask one question thou and its why did you take away her toys? Wouldnt you think if she had toys and ropes/kongs and nyla bones and rawhides to chew one she wouldnt chew her feet? Also...

Dogs: Chewing on herself, weed killers, border collie
weed killers, border collie, upset tummy: Some dogs eat grass if they have an upset tummy. I don t know if it helps them throw up, but they usually will. Mine eat grass because they like it, particularly the new green stuff in the spring. They get out there and start browsing like a buncha cows.......

Dogs: Chewing and ripping apart, chow mix dog, chow chow
chow mix dog, chow chow, laundry basket: I don t understand why you aren t going back to the crate. I don t think gates or locking a dog in one room works near as well as a crate. And you may have to stick with the cone until she quits chewing at her self. Also, try leaving her a Kong filled with...

Dogs: Chewing and Swallowing Rocks, nervous breakdowns, animal massage
nervous breakdowns, animal massage, minute massage: Hi Mark Some dogs develope compulsive bahavior to strange hings. One man wrote me once about how to get his dog over a compulsion to seim. She was a Black Lab, and would not get out of the pool. She would keep going in, and he was afraid she would become...

Dogs: Chewing Trees, c lines, expanded metal
c lines, expanded metal, stove pipe: I am afraid you will have to find heavier protection. I have seen a fairly heavy plastic that coils around the tree trunk. If that doesn t work, you may have to use expanded metal. There is stove pipe that comes flat and the seam snaps together. I used...

Dogs: Chewing up things, miniature poodle, window blinds
miniature poodle, window blinds, new carpet: dear ronn well the only way to teach the puppy what is good and bad is by crating her.. what you can do is get a large crate or small dog pin and if you have a garage or utility room keep them both in there.. they can be together and your house wont be destroyed.....

Dogs: Chewing, rawhide bone, latex toys
rawhide bone, latex toys, fleece toys: Hi Kenyah, At 1 1 /2 years, your large dog is still acting like a puppy. Large breeds mature slowly, which translates into longer time chewing, I m afraid. Since you already know your dog is an aggressive chewer, you need to provide her with safe, appropriate...

Dogs: Chews lip until raw, beet pulp, west highland terrier
beet pulp, west highland terrier, quality dog food: Dog food is very individual. But in his case, if you re going with a commercially prepared food I would probably go with Innova. Change him gradually. Start with a mix of 3/4 of his regular food and a quarter Innova, in a week or so go to half then in a few...

Dogs: Chi/Dacshund mix in 1st heat, sister daisy, mammary tumors
sister daisy, mammary tumors, dacshund: If its possible to get the one who is not in heat spayed now, I would recommend doing it since studies have shown that spaying before their first heat cycle can drastically reduce the chance of mammary tumors later in life. You can even get the other one...

Dogs: My Chi Hurts, blood test results, hills prescription diet
blood test results, hills prescription diet, fever reducer: Hi Thea, No, this doesn t go onto a message board. It s a free help site called ALL Experts, or Ask the Expert. If you go there, you can click on different experts and look at the questions that have been asked and the answers given. If harley has...

Dogs: Chi poodle, poodle mix dogs, cat litter pan
poodle mix dogs, cat litter pan, cock a poos: She may get confused if you try to train her to potty outside and in the litterbox at the same time, but you can train her to use the litterbox first, and then later on, when she s reliably going to the litterbox, you can train her to go outside if you want....

Dogs: Chi puppy in heat, mini poodle, female pup
mini poodle, female pup, longhair chihuahua: Kelly, Four months is very unusual for a dog to come into season. I would wait at least one more heat and better to wait two more. Honestly, I don t know why you would want to breed her. She is not full blooded, and there are so many unwanted dogs out...

Dogs: Chi puppy, pedigree puppy, usable nutrients
pedigree puppy, usable nutrients, puppy foods: Hi Kassandra. Shame on the breeder for letting your pup go so young. I can speak to the food issue - The people who told you that the Pedigree puppy food is not good for her were correct. Commercial dog foods differ enormously in the ingredients they...

Dogs: Chihauhuas, jack russell terrier, labrador retriver
jack russell terrier, labrador retriver, chihuahuas: Hello again! Thank you for saying nice things about my website. Here is the link: http://www.geocities.com/the_pets_of_our_lives/index.html be sure and sign my guestbook too! About your questions....... I don t think your chih pup will fight with your...

Dogs: Chihuaha acting weird, blood panel, emotional changes
blood panel, emotional changes, spam folder: Hi Hector, Thank you for writing to me about your Chihuahua of only 6 months. I apologize for the delay in responding. Somehow your email went into my spam folder and was just discovered today. Thank you for your patience. By now, you will have visited...

Dogs: Chihuaha and Lab mating, false pregnancy, chihuaha
false pregnancy, chihuaha, vulva: Hi Brandy, Odds are against it, but if somehow it happened, you need to get her in to a vet and get an xray to make sure the pups don t get too big as it could kill her. She probably has a false pregnancy, but I would play it safe. Hope this helps, Daw...

Dogs: Chihuahau marks everything, puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine
puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine, water intake: Hi Maria, If your Chi is not neutered, it will help to do so. Here are some great housebreaking tips. Even though it says it s for puppies, you can still follow the instructions and if you do that, you should have some luck! PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING TIPS...

Dogs: Chihuahua, green stuff, treatable
green stuff, treatable, antibiotics: Hi Lisa, This really doesn t sound very good. I think, because your dog is elderly, that you definetley need to take her to the vet. She probably needs antibiotics. This may be some type of virus, not really sure. Is she vaccinated annually? Older dogs...

Dogs: Chihuahua, nail clipper, acid alkaline balance
nail clipper, acid alkaline balance, vetmed: Hi Christine, It s safe to cut your puppies nails, you can probably use a regular toe nail clipper. Be careful about cutting too much, as it will cause the nails to bleed. It s much better to cut just a tiny bit off, but cut the nails weekly until they...

Dogs: Chihuahua, newborn puppies, quality puppy
newborn puppies, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi Susan, After having her babies, when the mother dog is ready for some food and water, bring the dishes to her. She will not want to leave the newborn puppies. Do not leave the dishes on the floor in the area where the puppies are, as the puppies could...

Dogs: Chihuahua, small breed dogs, accidents in the home
small breed dogs, accidents in the home, chiwawas: Hi Katherine, All puppies, including Chihuahua s have accidents in the home. A puppy doesn t not have bowel or bladder control until it s a least 12 weeks old, and then it must be taught not to go in the home. With small breed dogs, the housebreaking...

Dogs: Chihuahua, physical therapy rehabilitation, x rays
physical therapy rehabilitation, x rays, joints: Stephanie, Sounds like your chi definitely has some kind or joint or bone issue. Chances are it is genetic and something he was born with. The only way to find out what s going on is to go to the vet. The vet should take X-rays to check the joints...

Dogs: Chihuahua, pregnancy and labor, truble
pregnancy and labor, truble, c section: Hello If she is under 4 1/2 to 5 pounds she should not be bred the chances of her having truble during pregnancy and Labor(ie needs a c-section) are very great and the cahnces of her loosing her life are even greater to atain teh smaller sizes in chi s......

Dogs: Chihuahua, obedience school, female chihuahua
obedience school, female chihuahua, nips: Yes-I have trained dogs that are as old as 8 or 9,and I think that is what you need to do,as this is a very serious issue and needs to be dealt with sooner rather then later Call around different trainers and tell them the issues you are having and pick...

Dogs: Chihuahua, carpets rugs, aggresive
carpets rugs, aggresive, allexperts: I m not sure what happened, Sarah, but I do not see your response. Allexperts has been undergoing some changes over the past few weeks and I ve had this problem with a few other people s responses as well. Could you send the answers again? Here is your previous...

Dogs: About my Chihuahua, breanna, dog beds
breanna, dog beds, walmart: Hi Breanna; Walmart. Target, any pet store and lots of sites online. Chech out these at www.dog.com http://www.dogbedusa.com/dog-beds.html http://www.dogbedworks.com/ http://www.dogbedworks.com/ There is a nice assortment on these pages....

Dogs: Chihuahua, jean donaldson, female chihuahua
jean donaldson, female chihuahua, distinct issues: Dear Brenda, Thanks for the question. Sorry to hear of your troubles. As you know, most dogs will come to their owners and are happy to interact. Some dogs do guard items, people, spaces, et cetera.There are two distinct issues her - Resource Guarding...

Dogs: my Chihuahua, chihuahuas, chihuahua
chihuahuas, chihuahua, puppies: Hello and thank you for your questions, Chihuahuas or any dog in genral start eating softened foods at 4 weeks of age and are fully weaned and eatting on there own by 7 weeks which is normaly the age you can buy a puppy though some breeders keep there...

Dogs: Chihuahua, hereditary eye problems, internal parasites
hereditary eye problems, internal parasites, health checks: First of all, be sure the puppy is at least eight weeks old before bringing it home. Puppies learn to inhibit their bites and learn to talk dog from their mother and littermates during those early weeks after their baby teeth come in. A tiny puppy like this...

Dogs: Chihuahua, urinary tract infection, little bit
urinary tract infection, little bit, vet: Hi Serena! She may have a urinary tract infection. Since she is normally housebroken, and is only going a little bit, that s what it sounds like. You need to take her to a Vet. It will only get worse. She will need meds to clear it up God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: Chihuahua, pregnancy risk, little dogs
pregnancy risk, little dogs, big dogs: Hey Jessi. Unfortunately there s nothing you can really give her. Her heat should last a/b a week or so. But I would recommend getting her spayed. Little dogs do run a much higher pregnancy risk than big dogs do. Especially with how little she is. There can...

Dogs: Chihuahua, lack of appetite, stomach problems
lack of appetite, stomach problems, low sodium: Hi Susan, You didn t say what the problem is that your dog is having. Gastro-intestinal something is rather vague. You need to have your dog evaluated by your vet for the reason your dog is refusing food. Lack of appetite can range from mouth sores...

Dogs: Chihuahua aggression., puppy pre school, strange dogs
puppy pre school, strange dogs, small dogs: Hi Lea; Usually aggreeeion in very small dogs is because they are spoiled rotten and allowed to rule the house, or and this we see a lot of, she is so small and wants to warn others off so she won t get hurt. It sounda like that is the case with Lily. She...

Dogs: Chihuahua behavior, best bet, unusual behavior
best bet, unusual behavior, hypoglycemia: Kim..sounds like you may be right about the hypoglycemia..that is what it sounds like to me.your friend may want to try another vet as the first one doesnt seem to know. I do not think that the problem has anything to do with training so a vet is your best...

Dogs: Chihuahua breeding, stud boy, real deal
stud boy, real deal, abdomen: Hey Colleen. Dolphins are the only mammals besides humans that mate for pleasure. So that s out of the question. The female will allow the male to mount her as much as she ll tolerate. I would wait a/b 2 weeks & bring her to the vet for an exam. They can feel...

Dogs: Chihuahua chewing bedding, dachhound, knawing
dachhound, knawing, life span: Hi BJ, Your chihuahua is suffering from anxiety which is not that uncommon for a rescue dog who has been displaced as many times as he has. Think of him as a human child. His mental age equivalency to a human child is 16 years old, so think of a 16 year...

Dogs: How to get a Chihuahua/Dachsunds mix to potty train, fed doesn, hint answer
fed doesn, hint answer, hand fed: Cheryl, free-fed doesn t mean hand-fed. Free feeding is leaving food in his bowl for him all the time, as opposed to feeding him at certain times of the day, and then picking up the bowl after 30 minutes or so. It sounds like he s just not finishing...

Dogs: Chihuahua with Diarhea, bland food diet, skin elasticity
bland food diet, skin elasticity, bloody diarrhea: Hi Nadia, If Bubba is acting lethargic, and has stopped drinking water for the past day, then he needs to be taken to your veterinarian. He may have a serious disease, and needs to be re-hydrated with Intravenous fluids. If your dog does not have the following...

Dogs: Chihuahua Diarreah, moist dog food, vet visit
moist dog food, vet visit, putrid odor: Hi LeAnne; First are their Parvo shots up to date? If not, does the poop have a very putrid odor, not the usual odor? If yes, get them to the Vet RIGHT AWAY! If their Parvo shots are up to date, then this may not be an emergency. Very often when the food...

Dogs: Chihuahua eating feces, food storage container, dog food storage container
food storage container, dog food storage container, female chihuahua: Poo eating is largely a puppy thing, but it does need to be stopped unless you want it to continue. I do recommend that you put her on a feeding schedule, leaving her bowl down for 30 minutes and then picking it back up again and putting what s left back in...

Dogs: Chihuahua favoring her paw, pain medication, hi chris
pain medication, hi chris, splint: Hi Chris :-) Unfortunately the split/cast is necessary for the next 3 weeks hun. This is so her paw can heal and any injury to the area can also heal and so she stops biting it and putting weight on it. The only thing you can really do is keep her paw...

Dogs: Chihuahua giving birth, giving birth, sacks
giving birth, sacks, puppies: Sometimes the sack will come out first, before the puppies, Sometimes the puppies did not develop in the sacks, you may end up with more sacks than puppies, she will want to eat the sacks, it is ok for her to eat a couple because that will stimulate labor...

Dogs: Chihuahua's in HEAT?, silent seasons, day4
silent seasons, day4, chihuahuas: I keep my dogs separated when I don t want them to breed. When I am breeding someone, I still keep the dogs separated until I actually breed them with my supervision. DOGS CAN GET INJURED IF LEFT TO THEIR OWN RESOURCES! (And your male could be making himself...

Dogs: Chihuahua Help, time luke, medical issue
time luke, medical issue, housetraining: Dear Luke, Thanks for the questions. I can help. GO to my web site and download the free complete housetraining instructions. Web site is http://www.howsbentley.com Some highlights from the instructions. Attach a bell to his collar so that you are alerted...

Dogs: Can a Chihuahua impregnate a pit bull dog??, pitt bulls, lil tits
pitt bulls, lil tits, false pregnancy: Hi Loretta, It s possible, but unlikely without help. Sounds to me like she is experiencing a false pregnancy. They will even develop milk sometimes! This will go away on its own, but sometimes they will adopt an object and make it their baby . Most dogs...

Dogs: Chihuahua with itching and spots of irration, jack russell terrier, puppy chow
jack russell terrier, puppy chow, having puppies: Hello, I can say it sounds like allergies but it could be mange...she needs to see a vet,... the money can probaly be gotten from somewhere...friends/family/loan shops it is very important she sees her vet right away...as allergies are relitivly easy to treat...

Dogs: Chihuahua Jealousy, watchful eye, gus
watchful eye, gus, rescuers: Hello...lol Dog Vs Dating....it doesnt always pan out. I can reccomend you feeding Gus, offering him his toys, and his favorite treats, also walking him or playing fetch with him will teach him you are an o.k fellow and maybe he should just keep a watchful...

Dogs: Chihuahua and jealousy, spray bottle, chihuahua
spray bottle, chihuahua, grandchildren: Hi Pat, have a spray bottle filled with water ready, and when she starts the behavior, spray her with the water and tell her no . Everytime she does the behavior, raise the bottle and tell her no . Soon you ll just be able to show her the bottle and she...

Dogs: Chihuahua loss of blance, appetite., full body scan, shelley davis
full body scan, shelley davis, vet hospital: Dear Amy, Thank you for writing to me. My heart is breaking for you and your little Chi. It is obvious that your vet doesn t have a clue as to what is going on. You simply must get a second opinion from a specialist...I would suggest that you start...

Dogs: Chihuahua and Maltese Potty Training Problems, large dog breeds, big doggies
large dog breeds, big doggies, chihuahua mix: Little doggies are no different than big doggies, when it comes to training. They should be treated exactly the same, but often, little dogs are babied and allowed to get away with things that would get big dogs put to sleep in a heartbeat. It s sad, really....

Dogs: Chihuahua-ok?, flea and tick control, mild soap
flea and tick control, mild soap, flea and tick control for dogs: Alison, I have never heard of this reaction. It may very well be from the flea control. Your dog may be allergic. If I were you, I would hold out a bit and see what happens. I don t think it is life threatening, and at this point there s not much you...

Dogs: Chihuahua Potty Training, carpets rugs, minpin
carpets rugs, minpin, aggresive: Sarah, I m so sorry you re having problems with your babies. I will do my very best to help you solve the housebreaking issues you re having. First I have just a couple of questions: 1. How long did you try crating her? 2. Did she have any type of bedding...

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy not eating, puppy food, cindy lou
puppy food, cindy lou, small dogs: Hello Natalie, this is unusual as most puppies eat all the time. Maybe the food is to large for him. Get puppy food that has small bites for small dogs such as yours, If it is still to big go back to the method of soaking it in warm water, at least until...

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy Untrainable? Surely not., free reign, housebreaking
free reign, housebreaking, evening hours: Some dogs are just harder to train than others. Proper treatment before you get them is very important too. If they have been allowed to stay clean, they will adapt to your system. If they have been forced to live in their own waste, it will tough going....

Dogs: Chihuahua Puppy?, rat terriers, adult dogs
rat terriers, adult dogs, great situation: Hi Jeanine. If your dogs are sociable with other dogs, there should be no problem. I have taken in many puppies through my rescue and my unsociable-with-other-adult-dogs akita was fine. After he got used to them, he treated them like his son/daughter. Also...

Dogs: Chihuahua peeing on bed, submissive urination, housebreaking
submissive urination, housebreaking, little dog: Yes, it definitely does sound like submissive urination. Often, this occurs in puppies, and if ignored, goes away on its own. Many people do not understand this, however, and will scold the puppy when he does it, which only makes the problem worse, and that...

Dogs: Chihuahua pregnancy, gestation period for a dog, female chihuahua
gestation period for a dog, female chihuahua, pregnancy tests: Hey Ann. The easiest way to tell would bring her to the vet for an ultrasound. They do have doggie pregnancy tests but they re not always accurate. If it was before Christmas, the vet will definitely be able to see any pups. The gestation period for a dog...

Dogs: Chihuahua problems, intact dogs, quality dogs
intact dogs, quality dogs, female chihuahua: If he isn t neutered, do so. Get her spayed. There is no good reason to keep intact dogs unless you are a serious breeder. Accidental breedings are a big factor in the millions of dogs we slaughter every year for lack of homes. People that have not made...

Dogs: Chihuahua problems, need help!, wire grid, housebreaking
wire grid, housebreaking, inattention: I am sorry I carelessly forgot to address some of your other concerns. I really want to help. I think it is quite obvious he has not had the best of care. Unfortunately much of my experience is in starting well bred puppy out right, not fixing older ones....

Dogs: Chihuahua pup, baby teeth, housebreaking
baby teeth, housebreaking, chihuahuas: I wish I had more experience with very young puppies and Chihuahuas. I think larger breeds develop teeth while they are still inert little lumps. By a month old they should be active and be busy biting each other with their teeth. At 3-4 months, they are...

Dogs: Chihuahua ripped her dew claw off, dew claw, dew claws
dew claw, dew claws, dewclaws: Hi Chrissy, I don t see the need to take her to a vet because I doubt they will do anything except look at it and tell you to just keep an eye on it. You could clean it with peroxide. There s really nothing that can be done, and if she is not bleeding...

Dogs: Chihuahua Skin Problem, chicken soup for the dog lover, laura murphy
chicken soup for the dog lover, laura murphy, solid gold barking at the moon: CeCe, I think it is most probably diet related. That would explain why your puppy is starting to exhibit the same symptoms. You don t mention what you re feeding, but if it s a dry kibble, then this is most likely an allergic dermatitis. Canned food...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, jack russell terrier, dogs labrador
jack russell terrier, dogs labrador, labrador retreiver: Hi Tara! Your chi might be scared of the larger dogs at first, but if you introduce them slowly, and the Lab is gentle, then there shouldn t be a problem. The Boston might be a little more curious , but I think they will get along fine. It just takes a...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, small breed dogs, check ups
small breed dogs, check ups, little dog: Hi Kathy, Without actually seeing one of these attacks , I can t say what s going on. Even though she s been having good reports from the vet, have you ever mentioned these attacks to the vet? It could be nothing more than the high strung trembling...

Dogs: Chihuahua's, chihuahua puppy, parent dogs
chihuahua puppy, parent dogs, spayed neutered: Tara, Mine bark at everything but I wouldn t consider it high pitched. The size of your pup really depends on the size of the parent dogs. There are not that many breeders out there that breed the true size of a chihuahua anymore. Check out the breed on...

Dogs: Chihuahua scratching ME in the face, tummy rubs, chihuahua puppy
tummy rubs, chihuahua puppy, right hook: Well, this is a tough one.... we had a wonderful bitch we lost last spring who, when she got up in our laps (mine anyway) liked to paw at our faces. I always said she was trying to rip my lips off! (Ya, it hurt; she always aimed for the mouth.) She taught...

Dogs: Chihuahua stomach problem, pee pee, faithful dogs
pee pee, faithful dogs, loyal dogs: Hi Nicole, Did you just bring him home? If so, then Yes, he is probably adjusting to his new home. If he is eating and drinking then that is a good sign. Dogs and cats will NOT eat if they are sick. I really would not worry about him unless he stops...

Dogs: Chihuahua very stubborn & aggressive, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, little dogs: Too many people see such behavior as cute and tolerate it. Worse yet, they allow dogs to perpetuate it by using nasty little dogs as breeding stock. If he isn t neutered, do so now. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog...

Dogs: Chihuahua Teeth, baby teeth, genetic condition
baby teeth, genetic condition, long hair: Hi Emily This is very very common with chi s. Take her to the vet and have him evaluate her mouth,. You don t want to wait for too long as having the double row of teeth will mess her bite up to the point that it could even be detrimental to her health. Let...

Dogs: Chihuahua training, bladder infection, j turner
bladder infection, j turner, problem thanks: Dear Pam, Thanks for the question. Anytime a dog has a rather sudden change in potty habits, it s best to rule out medical problems. Your girl might have a bladder infection, or other condition. Have her checked by your vet. Scolding and punishment rarely...

Dogs: Chihuahua training, natural instinct, time and patience
natural instinct, time and patience, cesar millan: Hi Regina, You really need to start crate training & confinement training the dog so that you can teach him control and also get him to understand that when he is inside he must hold it, and when he is outside, he can go. Crate training uses their natural...

Dogs: Chihuahua trouble, leash problem, other search engine
leash problem, other search engine, close distance: Problem 1: This is easily solved by not letting him outside off leash. I have no idea why he runs back home, but if he s allowed to keep doing it, it s going to become so ingrained in him that you may never break him of it, so do not let him outside off...

Dogs: Getting My Chihuahua To Use A Dog Litter, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, housebreaking: I don t recommend using dog litter, but treating it the same as the outside spot I suggest should 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....

Dogs: Chihuahua Vomiting, cocker spaniel, upset stomach
cocker spaniel, upset stomach, intestinal obstruction: Hi Tara! I m not sure what to think of this. If she continues to vomit after every meal, then I would wonder if there were some kind of intestinal obstruction. I knew of a little cocker spaniel once, who swallowed a very small ball that got stuck in his...

Dogs: Chihuahua whelp, c section, spay
c section, spay, colleen: Hey Colleen. I m happy it all went well. The reason I recommend a spay is b/c if she had to have a c-section the deliver this litter, it s not safe at all to have to put her under anesthesia & cut her open just so she can have puppies. Doing another c-section...

Dogs: Chihuahua, 3 year old, bruises
3 year old, bruises, paws: Hi Jolene, I wish I could help you , but I have no idea what that could be! Have you ruled out bruises? I can t imagine it being that. Does it seem to bother Lucy when you press on it? Honestly, I wish I knew. If it were me, I would watch her and see...

Dogs: Chihuahuas..., natures choice, anxiety levels
natures choice, anxiety levels, james wellbeloved: Hi Shannon Yes a Chihuahua can be left for 2-3 hours at a time with no problems once they are house-trained. The best food to feed any puppy is complete high-quality kibble. A few I would recommend include Burns natural, James wellbeloved, eagle pack gold,...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, small dogs, chihuahuas
small dogs, chihuahuas, grand daughter: Hi Judy; That depends on how the dog was raised. I would take the children over to meet the dog and see if it takes to them. If the dog was never around children, and especially if it was spoiled by the people who raised it, it might be apt to nip, but...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, long haired chihuahua, purina dog chow
long haired chihuahua, purina dog chow, dog foods: Actually, I used Purina Dog Chow. It s probably not the best, but with five dogs I have to cut costs. They have done fine on it. If I ony had one dog, I would use any of those you mentioned. All are good dog foods. Yes conditioners do make the coat...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, nutrience, tkx
nutrience, tkx, royal canin: checked them all out. I like royal canin the best. Nutrience came in a far second. Then there was the other two. Eukanuba is basically IAMS. Definatly go with Royal Canin. Thank you for trusting my judgement and i wish you the best of luck.Please come back...

Dogs: Chihuahuas, puppy training, newpaper
puppy training, newpaper, housebreaking: The training pads have a special scent added (only the dog can smell it) that encourages them to use it. I have a friend that has a 10 wk old puppy that is completely housebroken because of the pad. She uses it all the time, and they are just thrilled. ...

Dogs: Chihuhua con rash, pyrantel pamoate, aprende espanol
pyrantel pamoate, aprende espanol, droncit: Dagmar, Hola, nececito darle mi espanol no es muy bueno. Vivo en San Diego, pero aprende espanol en escuela secondaria! Si su mascota tiene un rash necesita llamar su veterinario y obtinar medicacion para la inflamacion. Lo siento si mi espanol muy...

Dogs: Child & pet, pet store puppies, short haired dogs
pet store puppies, short haired dogs, medium sized dogs: Short haired dogs such as the hounds are no better with allergies than the longer haired ones, such as a Sheltie. Instead, look at the Poodle or maybe a Schnauzer, Yorkie, etc. The big problem with small and medium sized dogs is finding a good one. ...

Dogs: Child & pet, short haired dogs, hairless breed
short haired dogs, hairless breed, best bet: Breeds that get haircuts(poodles,terriers ect)are the best bet,or one of the few hairless breed,as it s not length of the hair,but the type of hair it is and the amount of shedding,and short haired dogs shed the most Now as for what breeds,there are a number...

Dogs: Child & pet, portuguese water dogs, cocker spaniels
portuguese water dogs, cocker spaniels, boston terrier: Your allergy is more then likely to dog dander...all dogs have dander, short hair or long. There are some breeds that tend to be more hypo allergenic then other. Poodles, Portuguese Water dogs, and bichons. I would stay away from dogs with a double coat...

Dogs: How much should my Chin eat?, breed puppy, cruel tests
breed puppy, cruel tests, dogs and cats: Hello, I think Precise is better then eukanuba, I dont endorse anything made by iams due to the cruel tests they have perfored on dogs and cats in the past(www.iamscruelty.com) Iams makes Eukanuba. A tiny dog like a japenese chin will not eat a whole cup a...

Dogs: Chinese Crested, third nail, chinese cresteds
third nail, chinese cresteds, stacia: Hi Stacia! That s really something, three breaking so close together. I really don t know what to tell you as I have never had that problem in my dogs. Their nails are very hard and it s difficult to clipt them sometimes, not to mention that they hate...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix, ear mites, medicated shampoo
ear mites, medicated shampoo, winterville georgia: Hi Lisa, Wow, that s some mix you ve got there. I bet ChiChi is a real cutie! Since she is scratching her neck, are you sure it s not the ears she is aiming for? Ear mites will cause considerable discomfort in a dog, and cause excessive scratching....

Dogs: Chinese Crested eating habits, chinese crested powderpuff, dry dog food
chinese crested powderpuff, dry dog food, tongue action: Hi Tip! I have three Chinese Cresteds, one is a powderpuff. All of mine eat dry dog food only. If your crested won t eat it, then the best thing would be to keep him on the canned. I know it s not good for the teeth, but bones and chew toys will help...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Products and Food Brands, purina one, corn wheat
purina one, corn wheat, powder puff: HI Trish! Aren t cresteds great? I just love mine. I have two hairless and one powder puff. You can see mine if you would like to visit my website! be sure and sign my guestbook so I ll know you dropped by! Copy and paste: http://www.geocities.com/the_pets_of_our_lives/index.html...

Dogs: Chinese Crested question, chinese crested puppy, anal sacs
chinese crested puppy, anal sacs, anal glands: Hi Denise! I bet Gizmo is adorable! I was not lucky enough to get any of mine as babies, mine were all at least one year old before I got them. I have never seen green eyes on a chinese crested! So whether or not that is normal , I really don t know. You...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Skin Care, chinese crested dogs, foot fungus
chinese crested dogs, foot fungus, medicated shampoo: Hello Romany! You just caught me before going to bed, so I will be happy to help you, I hope! My male Crested has the same problem. Chinese Crested dogs are known for skin problems, unfortunately. Buy a good medicated shampoo, lather her up really good...

Dogs: Chinese Crested, chinese crested dogs, mail thanks
chinese crested dogs, mail thanks, loveable dogs: Hi De, Yes, it s always nice to run across another christian online! I have met some of the nicest people online. There is another hairless breed called the Hairless Terrier that is really cute too. They are completely hairless. I ve never seen one,...

Dogs: Chinese crested / Chihuahua cross, washing detergent, ear mites
washing detergent, ear mites, spring bloom: Hi Lisa and thanks for your question. It may be that your baby is suffering from an allergy in some form. It could be environmental, seasonal, or food-related. You could have her tested or you could try some experiments on your own. You ll want to take...

Dogs: Chinese Shar Pei, chinese shar pei, college dormitory
chinese shar pei, college dormitory, behavior issues: Hi! I think it is great that you are putting so much thought into this. I really could not tell you if there is a good or bad time for you to get a dog. This would be up to you to decide. I can however tell you that if you get a dog at a time that you...

Dogs: Chiuahua training, different training methods, little dogs
different training methods, little dogs, small dogs: I am glad you are training your Chihuahua. We end up with too many nasty little dogs because people think small dogs don t need training. Wrong. Many of them, like yours, are very strong willed, and need training. I don t know that small dogs need any...

Dogs: Chiuaua, female chihuahua, wally world
female chihuahua, wally world, several different kinds: Hi This is a common problem believe it or not. Can be caused by several different things. It could be a vitamin/mineral deficiency. What kind of food are you feeding? It could also be boredom, does she have enough interaction and things to keep her occupied...

Dogs: Chiuaua bitch, anal sacs, stinky business
anal sacs, stinky business, anal glands: Hi Denis in New Zealand, What your Chihuahua guest is doing is called scooting. Dogs may scoot for several reasons. The most typical is that the dog s anal glands (which are two small sacs on either side of a dog s rectum) may be filled with fluid. They...

Dogs: Chiuaua Puppy, italian grey hounds, yorkshire terriers
italian grey hounds, yorkshire terriers, boston terriers: Hello Lynn and thank you for your questions, Chihuahua s are big sucks tthis is a big problem if you weren t seeking a be with you all teh time pooch. Kongs/Nyla bones/rawhides/bison kunuckles/squeaky toys basicly anything you think will Not be chewe apart...

Dogs: Chiuaua Puppy, male pup, puppy
male pup, puppy, good luck: Jaime. Those pads do not work...if you think about it, they teach the dog it is ok to go to the bathroom in the house. So the only way you can MAKE them work is to housebreak the dog using the pads only. This means you have to be there each time the dog goes...

Dogs: Chiuaua puppy, processed meat, kinds of food
processed meat, kinds of food, office today: To provide a simple short term meal when it is not possible to provide the normal diet, try using cooked rice, and fish, pork, beef, or another type of non processed meat. The idea is to keep it simple,but any change in diet can cause diarrhea, so you should...

Dogs: Chiuaua, litter size, chihuahuas
litter size, chihuahuas, litters: Hi Carol, WOW that is large litters, are you using the same father? Litter size is decided by the father. Minis are the same classification as regulars. As she gets older, be careful on breeding her. It will be harder for her to go through large litters....

Dogs: Chiwawa, puppy classes, problem dogs
puppy classes, problem dogs, chiwawas: Hi Katherine; Chihuahuas don t yap or pee in the house any more than any other brd. All dogs have to be trained, and they will do what they are not taught not to do. If you train them properly, you will have a well behaved dog. If you don t train it and...

Dogs: Chiwawa, long periods of time, chiwawas
long periods of time, chiwawas, lap dogs: Chuahua s are very good dogs but they are total lap dogs, they want to be with their owner 24/7. They get very upset when left alone, they usually love everyone in the house and if you socialize them they will be great with everyone. They usually only bark...

Dogs: Chocoalte Lab puppy, foamy substance, lab puppy
foamy substance, lab puppy, acid reflux: I understand that for house training purposes you don t want to feed him later than 7PM. I think I would still try feeding him half his dinner at seven and half at nine to see how he does. Just make sure he goes out about 11pm. I d also try giving him a snack...

Dogs: Chocolate Lab Marks in House, chocolate lab, belly bands
chocolate lab, belly bands, male belly: The dog should be neutered if he isn t already, and he needs to go through housebreaking with a crate again. The last may not help, however, if he is marking because he is dominant. In that instance (or if his behavior cannot be changed), he should wear one...

Dogs: My Chocolate Lab won't go to the bathroom alone, what to do?, chocolate lab mix, separation anxiety
chocolate lab mix, separation anxiety, staples: Just like a puppy, it can take an adult dog that is adopted into a new family some time to feel comfortable and settle into the routine. You need to keep going out with her until she is no longer having accidents in the house, and understands that when you...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi Bryan, thanks for your question. I think your question has more to do with opinion. But also I understand both sides. You just want a pet. And you don t want to go broke. Repuatable breeders are how you explained, plus more. They show their dogs, and...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi, I am in agreement with you and yes I am one of the AKC breeders who does show, compete in obedience trials etc. so I will not be giving you AKC hype. I personally believe a pet quality dog is worth about $500 no matter what the breed as long as it is...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Breeder Selection Question, labrador breed, chocolate labrador
labrador breed, chocolate labrador, labrador breeder: Hi Bryan, You re not insulting me, I ve never bred dogs. The pricing difference you re seeing isn t a scam, some breeders put more into raising the puppies than others, and they need to be compensated for it, and for others it is just a case of how much...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Genetic/Health Problems, genetic health problems, chocolate labrador
genetic health problems, chocolate labrador, labernese: All these problems can happen in a mixed breed or a pure. If you buy your dog from a repuatable breeder you will be paying more than from a backyard breeder. But this price will include health checks on the parents for genetic abnormalities. There is a far...

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador - Genetic/Health Problems, genetic health problems, chocolate labrador
genetic health problems, chocolate labrador, labernese: Hi, first off, your mixed breed can have more health problems than your purebred because you are mixing the genetic problems of different breeds together. As far as the inbreeding being worse than other breeds, and making them worse, I disagree with that....

Dogs: Chocolate Labrador Puppy, labrador puppy, labrador breed
labrador puppy, labrador breed, chocolate labrador: Hi Sarah, This isn t the dilemma you re making it out to be. With the Labrador breed, puppies of all colors can potentially occur in the same litter. Lab coloration is controlled by multiple genes, it is possible for recessive genes to emerge and there...

Dogs: Chocolate lab acting funny with sleep and bathroom, chocolate lab, hiding in the closet
chocolate lab, hiding in the closet, eye sight: Hi Thona, Thank you for writing to me about your chocolate Lab. She sounds like a really lovely and sensitive dog. I apologize for the delay in responding...it s been extremely busy and I have been trying to catch up with all the questions and answers....

Dogs: Chocolate, excessive panting, toxic shock
excessive panting, toxic shock, poisoning symptoms: Hi Carol :-) I would contact your Vet straight away hun and ask them for some advice. Continue to give your Dog plenty of Fluids to try and flush out all or at least the majority of chocolate which may still be in his system. Unfortunately chocolate...

Dogs: Chomping and Hyper puppy, quick jerk, squirt bottle
quick jerk, squirt bottle, leash correction: You should not hit a dog of any breed, Sunyoung. His behavior is normal puppy play, but he needs to learn that it s not acceptable to bite people s feet. To teach him this, you can try squirting him in the face with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 white vinegar...

Dogs: Choose Puppy, swinford bandogge, american pit bull terrier
swinford bandogge, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull: Srijan, I want to correct the information I gave to you regarding the Swinford Bandogge. This breed is actually a cross between the pit bull and the ENGLISH Mastiff, NOT the Neopolitan Mastiff. From www.dogbreedinfo.com, It is a self-confident, watchful,...

Dogs: Choosing a dog, aridale terrier, soft coated wheaten terrier
aridale terrier, soft coated wheaten terrier, standard poodle: Hello, You d be looking into a Aridale terrier, Soft coated wheaten terrier, Standard poodle, Labradoodle, Golden doodle.....all other dogs shed...alot! The aridale/ soft coated and the poodle should make fair to great guard dogs, the doodles wont make very...

Dogs: Choosing a house dog, house dog, rottweilers
house dog, rottweilers, housemate: Well Lasha Apsos would be a good choice,they are small enough to live in a small place,and they are also good watch dogs now I don t know what size of dog you are looking for,but German shepherd are also a good choice if you are looking for something bigger,as...

Dogs: Choosing a puppy, slicker brush, obedience class
slicker brush, obedience class, choosing a puppy: Labs are terrible about shedding. Puppies aren t too bad, but adults are terrible. In the spring and fall, the only answer is a wire slicker brush. Some Labs can be strong willed and difficult to manage. Don t even think about skipping obedience training....

Dogs: Choosing a small breed dog., pet guinea pig, american kennel clubs
pet guinea pig, american kennel clubs, mini dashounds: Hi, yes pugs shed a lot! It would not be safe for the Guinea Pig to be on the ground with a dog in the house. They give off too much fear and a dog will trigger on that. Dachshunds do have back problems. You should check out the American Kennel Clubs Breed...

Dogs: Choosking a Breed, minature dachshund, mini dachshund
minature dachshund, mini dachshund, getting a puppy: Thanks for your question Vickie. I think your children are at the ages where they are responsible enough to care or help care for a family dog. Other than this I don t know much else, so a mini Dachshund could or could not be a good choice. If you want a...

Dogs: Chorkie?, training small dogs, housebreaking tips
training small dogs, housebreaking tips, chorkie puppies: Hi Tara! Those pups sound adorable! I personally love the smaller dogs, they don t take up much room and they love to sit on your lap! Mine are housebroken, go outside. I have a fenced in yard and it s easy to just let them out, however a lot of people...

Dogs: Chorkie urine, bladder stones, bladder infection
bladder stones, bladder infection, whle: I m not sure what you mean by sometimes it takes him awhile (to urinate). If you ever see that your dog is not having a good strong stream when he is urinating, he must be seen by a veterinarian immediately! He could have a bladder infection or a partial...

Dogs: Chorkie, little dogs, litter pans
little dogs, litter pans, indoor games: Hi, I have not had much luck with the litter pans for dogs. It seems to confuse them. I would go for the pads instead. It is more natural for them to go on a pad than teeter on the litter. Also take them for walks instead of just letting them in the yard....

Dogs: Chow Chow-Hip and itching problems, chow chow, chow chows
chow chow, chow chows, dead sleep: Hi Tammy :-) This sounds like your Dog has Arthritis in her lower back or hip area. She will need to go on medication for this to control the Arthritis and to relive her pain so she will need to see the Vet asap. As for the scabbing of her nipples this...

Dogs: Chow Chow, symptoms of gallstones, chow chow
symptoms of gallstones, chow chow, kidneystones: Hi Tammy :-) Symptoms of Gallstones in Dogs is: Pain upon urination, Pain while moving around, Difficulty passing urine, Discomfort when pressing abdomonen and blood in urine. Not all Dogs shows symptoms. Some Dogs don t show any symptoms until the Gall...

Dogs: Chow Dogs Behavior, chow puppy, chow dogs
chow puppy, chow dogs, chow chow: Hi Angie; Just like children, your dog will behave the way it is trained to behave. There is no such thing as a vicious breed. There are only dogs that are raised by idiots. If you don t teach a child properly, it will become a shin-kicking little brat,...

Dogs: Chow Hair, adult coat, smooth variety
adult coat, smooth variety, hair question: I have not heard of that myself-but the vet might be right,since you don t know the brand,it help to give them a call and ask them again Some cheap brands of food can make a dog s skin dry and itchy,and also make the coat brittle,so it ll break off and...

Dogs: Chow mix--- good with kids?, chow mix, terrier mix
chow mix, terrier mix, family pet: Rain, I have a Chow/Husky (Chusky) mix myself. She is a big baby, but we don t have any small children. Chows are high maintenence dogs where their health is concerned. I am attaching a link to a FAQ page. Please read over it before making your decision....

Dogs: Chow moved to new home, having behavioral issues, city of philadelphia, pooing
city of philadelphia, pooing, wooded area: First of all, yes she is probably stressed, but also confused and doesnt know where she is supposed to go. You need to be patient and go out with her and tell her go potty and when she does, praise her with excitement. Give her a few more days and see what...

Dogs: Chow/Pit Agresion, obedience class, pit mix
obedience class, pit mix, group class: Ok. That helps a bit. That level of discipline is fine for the cat, but I m afraid you re going to HAVE to start using SOME form of physical discipline with your dog. He does not respect you and he could potentially be dangerous if, one day, he decides to...

Dogs: Chow skin problem, could pick your brains, hind legs
could pick your brains, hind legs, chicken and rice: Hi Roisin; Ok, you are a looooong way away rom me, I am in Texas, and some countries don t have as good Veterinary care as we have over here, so I am going to try and help with this. The gnawing and itching sounds to me like an allergy. This causes gosh...

Dogs: Chronic Diarrhea, anal glands, chronic diarrhea
anal glands, chronic diarrhea, fecal test: It seems that your dogs vet is trying to stay on top of things. I agree with the course of action taken by your vet and think that this is the best thing that can be done for your pet. You may want to try a 12 up to 24 hour fast to see if this will help. What...

Dogs: Chronic Diarrhea, anal glands, chronic diarrhea
anal glands, chronic diarrhea, fecal test: Hi Green, Is Lucky vaccinated for Corona virus? A lot of dogs aren t vaccinated for it. It is a cousin to the Parvo virus, but not as deadly. It has diarrhea like Parvo, but not as bloody. I would ask your vet if he was vaccinated for it. Hope he is doing...

Dogs: Chronic ear infections, gentian violet 1 solution, gentian violet 1
gentian violet 1 solution, gentian violet 1, chronic ear infections: Hi Ann, Your dog sounds beautiful, it s a shame she is suffering with an infected ear(s). I ve heard of some good results in treating ear infections by using a very inexpensive home-made ear cleaning solution. The ingredients you ll need are rubbing...

Dogs: Cirrhosis, american staffordshire terrier, science diet
american staffordshire terrier, science diet, regimine: If I were in you shoes and this was my animal I would have to have it euthanized (put to sleep). I feel that the animal is suffering and as it s owner you need to determine what is best for your pet. An animal in this conditon should not be allowed to live...

Dogs: CLEANING ANAL SACK, anal sacs, rotwieller
anal sacs, rotwieller, wife daughter: Hello Michael, It is wonderful that you love and adore your pets so much. Yes, you can do this yourself and you should check them approximately every 6 to 8 weeks for the average dog. These sacks are called anal glands; this is the way us groomers do it....

Dogs: CLUB FOOT, litter mates, club foot
litter mates, club foot, lap dog: Hi Michael, First, I would recommend you not take the puppy until she is at least 8 weeks old. Puppies learn a lot from their mothers, they learn to be submissive to the mother s leadership and what behaviors are acceptable. If necessary, she growls,...

Dogs: Cleaning The Dog, lhasa apso, shampo
lhasa apso, shampo, itchy skin: Hello firstly buy a use a soothing shampoo for dry and itchy skin for Dogs...by suing normal dog shampoo again will cause the skin to dry out and make him very itchy. Rinse the dog well and squirt shampo into your hands rub them together and rub the dog down...

Dogs: Clipper Blade sharpening, clipper blade sharpening, kool lube
clipper blade sharpening, kool lube, clipper blades: No problem Jeanie, My favorite shampoo for odor control is Fresh and Clean products. You can find them in most pet stores or use this website for great deals on all pet products. This is where I buy all my items. WWW.petedge.com If your shih tzu s are...

Dogs: Clipper Blades, clipper blades, standard poodle
clipper blades, standard poodle, cindy lou: Hello Cathy, A regular blade to me is a skip blade and then there is the F blades called finishing blades. In my opinion the F blades will cut the hair shorther than the skip tooth blade. As for 1/2 cut, I would use a 4 skip tooth or maybe a 3 - the only...

Dogs: Clipper Blades, chinese crested dogs, kool lube
chinese crested dogs, kool lube, oster clippers: You should use a #40 blade on the hairless. It has very fine teeth so it is hard to cut them. What you do have to worry about is clipper burn. Make sure your blade is sharp and stays cool. Your blade should last a very long time if you keep it lubed and clean....

Dogs: Clippers, andis blades, oster blades
andis blades, oster blades, cindy lou: Hello Annie, I would recommend the Andis Clippers and I use of Oster Blades, they seem to outlast the andis blades. You can choose from one or two speed clippers, you only need the two speed for thick coated dogs. If you feel your corgies are thick then...

Dogs: Clippers for a minature Yorkie, necessary thanks, yorkie
necessary thanks, yorkie, blade: Andis would probably be the best, as they are the quietest. Get professional clippers, not the cheaper ones with the adjustable blades. Which blades would depend on how long/short you want the dog to be. The higher the blade number, the closer the shave....

Dogs: Clippers never work, groin area, arm pits
groin area, arm pits, cockers: Are you buying the professional grade (100.00 and up) or are you buying the 24.99 from Walmart? The cheap ones just don t work well. Most clippers come with a 10 blade on them. That is really quite close of a cut. A 7F blade is good for a cocker....also,...

Dogs: Clippers, virginia beach virginia, kool lube
virginia beach virginia, kool lube, oster a5: You can cut against the grain, but the hair will be much shorter and not the true length the blade was intended to cut. A 7F against the grain is more like a 10 blade. Sometimes also it seems to irritate the skin more and cause clipper burn more easily....

Dogs: Clipping Nails, cindy lou, slippery surface
cindy lou, slippery surface, nail clippers: Hello Angela, sorry for the delay. Yes it is difficult holding a dog alone and clipping at the same time. Here is a hold that may help. first of all have a table tall enough so that the dog is at your rib cage. Hold the dog next to your rib cage with her...

Dogs: Clipping Nails, drummel tool, puppy owner
drummel tool, puppy owner, cindy lou: Hello Andrea, You can actually cut your pet s nails weekly if necessary. If you look at the nail straight on after making the first intitial cut, (which can be just 1/4 of the nail) you will then be able to see the core of the nail. You can see this whether...

Dogs: Clipping, clipper blade, andis clippers
clipper blade, andis clippers, oster blades: Hello Les, My preference is the Andis clippers, you would need just a one speed, the two speed is for thick matted dogs. I use however, the Oster blades, The ones you would need are a #10 blade, which usually comes with the clipper if you purchase it that...

Dogs: Cloudy eyes, cloudy eyes, yorkshire terrier
cloudy eyes, yorkshire terrier, simple eye: Vivian, If the dog is middle-aged or older, you may start to notice a bluish-haze in their eyes. This is particulary noticeable in bright light, and progresses slowly with time. Generally speaking, it is normal and doesn t seem to really affect their sight....

Dogs: COCKER SPANIEL, mild sedative, cocker spaniel
mild sedative, cocker spaniel, sleep aid: Hi Laura, I think you need to have a veterinarian prescribe a mild sedative. I am not a Vet, so I cannot do that. It would be very risky to try anthing over the counter. Benadryl is safe to use, but if that didnt help, then he may need something stronger....

Dogs: COCKERSPANIELS WEIGHT LOSS, bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences
bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences, bach flower remedies: Hi Deirdra, Thank you for writing to me about Cocoa. I apologize for the delay in responding. I ve been out of town and just opened up your question. Thank you for your patience. Losing our close ties is never easy and this sweet girl is certainly...

Dogs: COUGHING, anal glands, cocker spaniel
anal glands, cocker spaniel, kennel cough: Hi Amanda! Most likely, your dog has what is commonly called kennel cough . It normally happens after a dog has been around other dogs in confinement, such as a kennel,hence the name kennel cough . It is actually a type of bronchitis and is very contagious...

Dogs: Coat, cod liver oil, cindy lou
cod liver oil, cindy lou, immeadiately: Hello Melanie, I am a firm believer that skin and coat condition start from the inside. Saying this, you will accomplish a shiney, healthy coat by providing your boxer with supplements. For example I have seen spectacular results when you add Cod Liver Oil...

Dogs: Cockabichon Puppy Question, cindy lou, dog spayed
cindy lou, dog spayed, puppies: Hello BJ, It is a matter of preference. I would say that if it looks more cocker then yes, more bichon then no. But most vets cut the tail off when the puppies are 3 to 4 days old. Some vets will not do them after that age. But if you happen to have one...

Dogs: Cockapoo eats poo!, puppy phase, careful supervision
puppy phase, careful supervision, border collie: The usual remedies of cleaning up or food additives won t work in this case. I can only suggest better training and supervision. I think it is less the breed than the individual. Many puppies grow out of eating their own, but my 13 year old lab still needs...

Dogs: Cockapoo puppy, spayed females, unneutered males
spayed females, unneutered males, vet bills: Hi Catherine; Unneutered males mark their territory more than neutered ones. The main concern I have is that not having them neutered when they are young, preferably when they are 4 to 6 months old is, their health. Neutering and spaying before they become...

Dogs: Cockapoos, cock a poo, cocker spaniel
cock a poo, cocker spaniel, cockapoo: Hi KC, A cockapoo is a pure cross between a poodle and a cocker spaniel. You can not get a pure cocker or a pure poodle from crossing those two breeds. So basically your first generation is a true cockapoo. Basically 50% cocker spaniel & 50% poodle. Hope...

Dogs: Cocker Spainel, ear mites, animal field
ear mites, animal field, diahrea: All puppies can get sick, you need to check to see that the puppy already got it s first set of shots, look for diahrea or snots in his nose or eyes, watery eyes, ears should be clean, butt should not be swollen, tummy should not be swollen, put your ear against...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel behavior, cocker spaniel, hand god
cocker spaniel, hand god, spaniel: Hi Nicole, I cannot say for sure, but it sounds like she is being very protective of you and yes, territorial to an extent. However, your husband should not be the enemy: I would advise that you consult with one of the experts in the dog training field....

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel - a couple of problems, quick jerk, cocker spaniels
quick jerk, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel: Cocker spaniels can often be wary and sometimes aggressive towards strangers. I would not allow him to run off leash when you take him for walks since he is running up to them and behaving in an aggressive manner. Either use a retractable lead or long line...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel stealing stuff, gum infections, bad puppy
gum infections, bad puppy, cocker spaniel: Hi Robert; This is funny, and no matter how frustrating it is, admit it, it is funny and kinda cute. BUT! you don t want her to have a criminal record, so it is smething that needs to be stopped. Pupp[ies naturally chew, but you have to redirect what she...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel Training, cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel
cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel, flat collar: A dog cannot necessarily unlearn a trick, Margaret, but you can change the behavior. How did you go about teaching your other dog that jumping up was unacceptable? Have you tried it with this puppy? If so, what have you done and what has the result been?...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel That Won't Stop Itching, allergy pills, cocker spaniel
allergy pills, cocker spaniel, vets office: Hello, This isnt fleas, sounds like allergies, for now(until you can get him into the vets office) Try Benadryl Allergy pills for people via the drug store they are 11/13(depends where you are living) bucks a box for 50. Get the TWENTY FIVE ML thats 25...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniels, cocker spaniels, cindy lou
cocker spaniels, cindy lou, cocker spaniel: Hello Jessica, Most of the time this will occur for a few different reasons. One could be; When you come back to pick him up you feel sorry for him and react with sympathy. Because all of his hair is gone. He feels this and feels that something must be...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel's Coat, cod liver oil, natures choice
cod liver oil, natures choice, blue roan: Hello Jayne, How wonderful that she has you in her life now. Have her groomed in about 3 months, even though she may not have all the hair grown back, it will be good to set the pattern and get her used to a regular grooming every 6 to 8 weeks. Keeping the...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel - dry nose, cocker spaniel, cindy lou
cocker spaniel, cindy lou, antifungal cream: Hello Jean, Your cocker has a fungus on his nose. This happens to alot of cockers. Your best treatment is an antifungal cream. Or you can use anything with clorahexaderm in it ( some shampoos have this in it). This is an antifungal killing agent. After...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel puppy, cocker spaniel, obedience training
cocker spaniel, obedience training, different breed: Cockers can be very aggressive and are not the best choice for children. I would honestly advice you to place your puppy in a home without children and try a different breed. Barring that, obedience training is your next best bet but if he is showing aggression...

Dogs: Cocker spaniel, unwanted litters, sweet puppy
unwanted litters, sweet puppy, cocker spaniel: Dear Danielle Thank you for your question. Male dogs can be neutered after 6 months, providing that they have had a full check up from the vets and all organs have developed correctly. It is not vital that your dog is neutered, but it may be advisable...

Dogs: Cody the LhasaPoo, selecting a puppy, lhasa apso
selecting a puppy, lhasa apso, traffic noises: Even at 3 months, he is still a baby and needs lots of sleep. I don t like that shying away from your hand. He may have been hit in the past. Here are some things that may help: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands...

Dogs: Collar or Harness?, rabies tags, nylon collar
rabies tags, nylon collar, small dogs: Hello and thank you for your question. I reccomend collars for carrying the dogs I.D and rabies tags...a nylon collar that is fitted properly(should be able to fit two fingers between dogs neck and collar) is comftrable to a dog.....as metal/prong/choke chain/stiff...

Dogs: Collar and itchy, shih tsu, flea allergies
shih tsu, flea allergies, several dogs: Hi Lara, yes to both the fleas and the allergy. Fleas are not repeled by shampoo. It drowns all the ones on her, but more will just hop on. I use Frontline on my dogs. Flea allergies are the most common, but they can be very serious. They get an allergy...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, allergy problem
plastic buckles, allergy problem, nylon collars: I prefer the leather collars. It seems to me the adjustable nylon ones adjust them selves too often. The others with the modern style buckles fall off. I am not opposed to new ideas, just ones that don t work. I haven t heard of leather collars being an...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, nylon collar
plastic buckles, nylon collar, nylon collars: Tara, I have raised terriers (all different kinds) for 40 years. I have NEVER had a skin problem. Here is why: Terriers are VERY high energy as you know, Fat is what their bodies use for that energy. When they use the fat that they have just gotten...

Dogs: Collars, plastic buckles, colored dogs
plastic buckles, colored dogs, nylon collar: Hello, Tara. Personally, I do not like collars with plastic buckles because they can break open too easily. I prefer the belt buckle style because they are more secure. If your dogs are adults, and already through growing, you shouldn t have to worry about...

Dogs: Combs, oster clipper, kool lube
oster clipper, kool lube, cindy lou: Hello Jim, I do use a #40 blade under my snap on combs, be careful however, if your snap on comb pops off the #40 blade will cut the hair down to a surgical length (bald) You actually may not need to use the snap on combs. I personally would use a longer...

Dogs: Compatibility between huskies and boston terriers, siberian huskys, boston terriers
siberian huskys, boston terriers, alaskan malamute: Hello. Is the maltese neutered/spayed?. The maltese isnt very likely to harm the boxer much there is such a size difference what you would need to worry about is that if the maltese does bite the boxer is the boxer might turn around and grab the little dog....

Dogs: Compatibility of Labs and Shitzus, phoenix arizona area, shituz
phoenix arizona area, shituz, dogbreedinfo: Hello, Yes they will get along just fine but the shituz may get upset with the lab s play attemps when it gets older as they are very playful dogs. I can not reccomend getting two puppies at once as potty training is more difficult and obediance trainnig is...

Dogs: Concern regarding pomeranians, pomeranian puppy, american eskimo
pomeranian puppy, american eskimo, toy breed: Hi Julia; I have been trying to find some information on this problem, but so far have had no luck. Call your vet about this. I have never used harnesses because a Vet told me, a long time ago, that harnesses tend to put strain on a dog s front joints and...

Dogs: Concern regarding pomeranians..., pomeranian puppy, american eskimo
pomeranian puppy, american eskimo, little dogs: Hi, most all little dogs can get collapsed tracheas from anything pulling on their neck (not just collars). It is not a permanent thing, but an uncomfortable thing for them. It is definitely from pulling on the neck, not from a collar just being on the dog....

Dogs: Concern with the tail of my pet, neapolitan mastiff, terrific pet
neapolitan mastiff, terrific pet, mastiff: Hi Phani, The length of your puppy s tail, or how she holds it in no way impacts your puppy s health. The puppy s tail length, is supposed to be less than 1/3 the length from point of insertion of the tail to the hock, simply means she isn t meeting...

Dogs: Concerned about Crested, body fur, party guests
body fur, party guests, chinese crested: Hi Tiffany! This is a hard one. The only time that my dogs lose their color is in the winter, when they don t get much sun. They are like people, as the sun will tan them, they can even get sun burned, so be careful. I don t know why she would lose...

Dogs: Concerned for Maxi, lab retriever, neck injuries
lab retriever, neck injuries, wags: Hey Debi. Sounds like Maxi could have either something that s making her abdomen or her back/neck hurt. Sometimes with back/neck injuries, they are reluctant to lift their head or wag their tail b/c it hurts. Or she might be having pain in her abdomen. This...

Dogs: Concussions in dogs, bladder function, head trauma
bladder function, head trauma, neurological examinations: Hi Jenniffer, I m sorry to hear of your dog s injury. Many dogs can make a full recovery even from serious head injuries. Your dog s age and physical condition prior to sustaining the concussion are both factors that might influence any long term effects....

Dogs: So Confused, brewers yeast, bha bht
brewers yeast, bha bht, puppy formula: Well,what I feed my dogs is a brand called Holistic Blend and you can find more info on www.HolisticBlend.com It does get confusing as to what you should and should not feed your dog,esp now that the foods have more ingredients then ever before-if you are...

Dogs: Congestion, chronic bronchitis, couple articles
chronic bronchitis, couple articles, boston terrier: I am surprised that your vet didn t prescribe some sort of medicine for your dog to make life a bit easier for him. I think I would go to a different vet and get a second opinion. Your dog could be developing pneumonia. Here are a couple articles on brontitis....

Dogs: Congestion, shi tzu, sinus infection
shi tzu, sinus infection, definate: Christina, It depends on how long you have been giving her the allergy drops. If she has an upper respiratory or sinus infection, it can take a few weeks to completely recover from, just like in humans. My first suggestion would be to simply call the veterinary...

Dogs: Considering getting 2 puppies, two puppies, double your pleasure
two puppies, double your pleasure, wee wee pads: Hi Kelly, When I have clients ask about getting 2 dogs, or another dog for the dog they have, I always let them know it can be double your pleasure or double your trouble. Two puppies can keep each other company when you are gone, but two puppies can also...

Dogs: Constant licking, anal glands, hind quarters
anal glands, hind quarters, hind quarter: Hi Donna, Have you checked for fleas? Fleas often bite in the hind quarter areas, and their itching will understandably drive a dog crazy. He may need his anal glands impacted, or have parasites that make it itch. When licking becomes excessive, to...

Dogs: Constant Sneezing!!, siberian huskey, amy thanks
siberian huskey, amy thanks, 365 days: Thanks for your question. Lets see here the medication that he is on is what I would have recommended. However I would give him one pill for 4 days. Let him have 3 days off. Start this routine and if it doesnt help after about a week then call your vet...

Dogs: Constant Urination, excessive water consumption, bladder sphincter
excessive water consumption, bladder sphincter, constant urination: Hi Freda, It sounds like your vet at least suspects a bladder or urinary track infection, or bladder stones or otherwise she wouldn t have prescribed an antibiotic and the special diet. You didn t say how long ago you were at the vet, or when you started...

Dogs: Constantly Barks, great dog, schnauzers
great dog, schnauzers, godsend: First of all, you need to get Billy into training classes so that you learn how to train him to do what you wish. I highly recommend clicker training if you can find classes in that in your area, as most schnauzers respond very well to that method of training....

Dogs: Constantly drinking water, elderly collie, annual physicals
elderly collie, annual physicals, point thanks: My first inclination would be to take her to the vet for a physical and to have her checked for diabetes. Common condition in older dogs and one that is very treatable if you catch it early. Drinking lots of water is a big warning sign of this condition. Also...

Dogs: Constapation, necessary vitamins, shih tzu
necessary vitamins, shih tzu, vegetable oil: Hi Tim, you can give her some vegetable oil on top of her food. Just a little bit though, like a tablespoon. You can also get an over-the-counter product called nutri-cal that not only gives her the necessary vitamins, but also loosens the stools. Hope...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, wood dowels, child gates
wood dowels, child gates, screw eyes: I made a 42 high wooden gate to keep our dogs in one room. It has wood dowels in screw eyes serving as hinges so if we ever remove it, there will be little evidence it was there. You could try a second gate on top of the first, but it would be a pain opening...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, recomends
child gates, recomends, spca: What you can do is buy hima large crate-those are great to keep the dog in when you are not around,and it s like a den,and is very humane-in fact the SPCA that I volunteer at recomends one for every dog But if you don t want that,there s also also a type...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, shock collar
child gates, shock collar, extreme measures: Hi Nicole, You have a very hard situation on your hands. Siberians are notorious for being escape artists. They are very hard to confine, even in 6 fenced yard. They are excellent at climbing almost anything. I really can t think of anything that would...

Dogs: Containing a dog to certain rooms, child gates, invisible fences
child gates, invisible fences, baby gates: Well, Nicole, you have a few options. 1. Get one of those baby gates that are really tall, so he cannot jump over it. They are more expensive than the standard sized ones, but they cover almost the entire doorway. 2. Hang doors in the openings to...

Dogs: Continuous Snacking from the Streets, leesh, two dogs
leesh, two dogs, thanks john: I don t want to sound harsh, but the thought of a greyhound off of a leash ANYWHERE, much less Central Park in New York, is a horrifying thought. It only takes once for her to forget she should stay with you and she chases a squirrel across the street, and...

Dogs: Convincing my mom!!!!!!!!!, responsible dog owner, adult dogs
responsible dog owner, adult dogs, belly rub: Hey, First of all, you can show your mother the e-mail you sent me, showing her how committed you are. You can also bargain with your mother, for example, you get to keep the dog fi your grades improve... Tell your mother how much you really are interested...

Dogs: Cooked Food Diet, natural raw diet, cooked chicken breast
natural raw diet, cooked chicken breast, health food stores: Hi Evan. Don t cave to the peer pressure! When I started feeding raw almost a decade ago, people thought I was insane. My vet practially disowned me for insanity. Now my dogs are the healthiest ones out there and my vet practice not only supports raw feeding,...

Dogs: Coonhound Appetitie, bang pots, high protein
bang pots, high protein, loud noise: Well this is actually normal-as many dogs are driven by food alone,what you can try is two cups at each meal,but you do not want him to get fat,so you probably don t want to feed him until he is full If that doesn t help him from eating out the trash can,what...

Dogs: Coonhound paralysis, post surgery recovery, different massages
post surgery recovery, different massages, german short hair: Hi Christine; This is the first I have heard of that disease. My brother raised Black and Tan Hounds, but he was killed in WWII, and the last time I asaw one of those dogs was when I was 6, about 1940. I ;ooked it up on the web, and these are the pages...

Dogs: My Corgi's nipples, breeding and whelping, inverted nipples
breeding and whelping, inverted nipples, puppy fat: Hi Stephanie. So sorry for the delay. Inverted nipples in dogs are not uncommon and shouldn t cause her any problems. If you re planning on breeding her at some time, I would consult with your vet to get his/her opinion on breeding and whelping, but as...

Dogs: Correcting Bad Habits - Boxer, retractable leash, area clubs
retractable leash, area clubs, government listings: Too bad you didn t ask a few months ago. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea, and dirt cheap. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone...

Dogs: Correcting bad behavior, puppy housebreaking, keeshound
puppy housebreaking, keeshound, separation anxiety: Hi Starr, Thank you for contacting me regarding your 10 month old Keeshound. I have a special place in my heart for northern breeds, having had several Samoyeds and Huskeys! The first thing I always recommend in a situation like yours is for your dog...

Dogs: Correcting bad habits - Boxer, old boston, retractable leash
old boston, retractable leash, boston terrier: Hi, is he neutered, and have you set him up on a schedule as far as the potty training. He definitely needs to be setup on a schedule to make potty training work. Also, yes they will have accidents when a new dog comes into the picture to show dominance...

Dogs: Cortisone Shots =( ?!?!, cortisone shots, cortisone shot
cortisone shots, cortisone shot, cortisone injections: Hi Rimo, The common sign of an adverse reaction to a cortisone vaccine is a firm swelling at the site of the injection. I couldn t find any information regarding breathing difficulties associated with cortisone injections, but if you are concerned, call...

Dogs: Cortisone shots, cortisone shots, cortisone shot
cortisone shots, cortisone shot, white blood cells: Hi Rimo, Thank you for writing to me regarding the problems that your puppy is having. Poor baby. This is what I have found out about this disease from 2nd chance.info website, written by a vet: The chief signs of lungworm infections in cats and...

Dogs: Cortizone shots?!?!, worm eggs, cortisone shot
worm eggs, cortisone shot, upper respiratory infections: Hi Rimo, First off, dogs don t get flus or colds. They get upper respiratory infections, but if the vet says she has worm eggs in her lungs then you have something a lot more serious going on. What kind of worm s did the vet say she had in her lungs? Cortisone...

Dogs: Coton de Tulear, coton de tulear, female puppy
coton de tulear, female puppy, enzymatic cleaner: Hello Nora and thanks for the quesiton. What is happening here is your male dog is maturing and the urge to scent mark is very strong. He is establishing this as his territory because he has decided he is in charge. Now, there is a female to impress and...

Dogs: Cough or colds?, heart and lung diseases, constant cough
heart and lung diseases, constant cough, asthma attack: Hi Belen :-) Yes they certainly do. Dogs will pick up any kind of illness that us Humans are prone to from Colds to bacterial and fungal infections to serious Heart and Lung diseases. This is why we need Vets hun. It sounds like it is not a cold but...

Dogs: Coughing, html god, kennel cough
html god, kennel cough, hair balls: Hi Judy, No, dogs do not get hairballs. Coughing can be a sign of problems though. You should take her to the Vet. It could be what is commonly called kennel cough , which is a form of bronchitis in dogs, but it also is a sign of heart disease. I m...

Dogs: Coughing Boxer, bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections
bacterial pneumonia, fungal infections, muzzle: Hi Michele, With a Boxer s short muzzle, I wonder if the cough which seems to have developed after running, is caused from something she may have inhaled. Some common causes of coughing include foreign objects in the airway, bronchitis, heartworm disease,...

Dogs: Coughing Dog, toy poodle, persistent coughing
toy poodle, persistent coughing, chest harness: Hi Eric, I don t know which of my past answers you re referring to, I get a lot of all-expert letters. If your dog has been on antibiotics for a week and a half, and you aren t seeing an improvement with the coughing, you need to contact your vet....

Dogs: Coughing dog, vet appointment, cough symptoms
vet appointment, cough symptoms, previous health: Hi Patricia :-) This may help relieve his cough symptoms, but if you see no improvement in the morning, make a Vet appointment incase its due to a chest infection. Also check his throat for any foreign objects. The recommended dose for giving a Dog...

Dogs: Coughing/white foamy stuff, chow chow, kennel cough
chow chow, kennel cough, chow mix: Hi Deanna and thanks for your question. The white foam your puppy is coughing up is flem. It s coming from the infection (kennel cough) and it s really a good thing that he is coughing it up. If it stayed in his lungs, it could become more serious. ...

Dogs: Coughing, heart failure, beta blockers
heart failure, beta blockers, jack russell: Hi Jacque, Unfortunately there is nothing you can give for the cough. It is what is known in the field as a heart cough. Just talk to her and get her to relax when they happen. I have an old pug in the same situation. Talking to them and getting them...

Dogs: Counterconditioning and acepromazine, counterconditioning, time and patience
counterconditioning, time and patience, aggressive dog behavior: Hi Julie, Thank you for writing to me about your fearful Lab. A dog who is genetically predisposed to general fearfulness, or a dog who was improperly socialized during a critical stage in his development, will probably not respond as well to treatment...

Dogs: A Couple of questions, rabies vaccines, rabies virus
rabies vaccines, rabies virus, rabies vaccine: Hi, first all vaccines last longer than the actually renewal time. That is a safety factor in them since most people tend to procrastinate anyway. So basically a rabies vaccine lasts a year and a half. Also, the rabies virus has to actually get into the...

Dogs: Cowboy, comfy bed, elimination habits
comfy bed, elimination habits, rainy weather: Hi Sarah, It maybe that Cowboy drank more water than usual, which is why his urine was so clear. Sometimes a change in diet can mean different levels of salts in the food. Dogs may drink more water, and need to be walked more frequently. Abrupt changes...

Dogs: Cowering, cause of bad breath, b vitamins
cause of bad breath, b vitamins, coprophagia: Hi Tori, I can t say whether there is any connection between your dog cowering and his bad breath. Are you aware that your dog eats his own poop when in the kennel? This may be a cause of bad breath. Poop eating (called coprophagia) is normal in dogs,...

Dogs: CRATE SOILING, organ failure, veterinary hospital
organ failure, veterinary hospital, necessary evil: Hi Lisa; I do not use crates. They are not natural, and dogs DO NOT like them. They will sometimes go in a crate, if the door is open so they can come and go as they please. But being closed up in a crate is traumatic. I don t know what addled mind came...

Dogs: Crab apples causing diarrhea?, basket muzzle, cyanogenic glycosides
basket muzzle, cyanogenic glycosides, crab apples: Hi Victoria, Too much fruit of any kind can cause a dog to develop diarrhea. Apple seeds are toxic to dogs. The stems, leaves and seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, and depending on the dose, you will see not only diarrhea, but vomiting and weakness...

Dogs: Cranial Subluxation, orthopedic specialist, better solution
orthopedic specialist, better solution, hips: Hi Wendy. I would definitely recommend you to go see an orthopedic specialist. I work with one & you would be amazed at the things they can do. I would hate to run the risk of the problem not correcting itself, especially since Bella s so young. This is...

Dogs: Crate Agression, loving owners, loving self
loving owners, loving self, welcome thanks: I have had the exact same problem with one of my dogs-and what I found helped is when she was in there at night I would give her a little treat and pet her on the head-I repeated this over and over for just about a month and it helped alot,and if she slips...

Dogs: Crate and potty training, closet shelving, responsible step
closet shelving, responsible step, neutering: That is strange. The vet did do a complete physical before neutering? I would think one would put off the neutering until anything like a UTI was cleared up. When you take him out, do you make sure you walk him around to stimulate elimination? Try taking...

Dogs: Crate Training, carol lea benjamin, closet shelving
carol lea benjamin, closet shelving, broken legs: Dogs that have been forced to live in their own filth are the hardest ones to retrain. Try not to give him a meal or let him have water for a while before you have to crate him. Just before, take him outside and run him around, stimulating his body to eliminate....

Dogs: Crate Training, pee poop, crate train
pee poop, crate train, crate training: Hi, first off it sounds like he was imprinted by the breeder to not worry about keeping his area clean, which explains why you are having such a problem potty training. What you want to do is start by having the puppy sleep in the crate at night, when...

Dogs: Crate Training, champion show, family routine
champion show, family routine, crate training: Barb, have you spoken to his previous owner about this? Maybe he/she can give some insight as to *why* he comes bolting out of the crate when someone enters the room. Did the previous owner say whether or not he had a specific command that meant he was to...

Dogs: Crate Training, yorkshire terrier puppies, toy puppies
yorkshire terrier puppies, toy puppies, two puppies: Hi Jeff, thanks for your question. I suggest getting two seperate crates. It is easier training them seperately, they will get less distracted. At first you can put them in the same crate, but eventually have them in seperate crates. I think you are...

Dogs: Crate Training, crate train, pottys
crate train, pottys, crate training: It can be awful. I have had puppies set the neighbors dogs to barking. Then one night when I was tired and desperate, I stumbled on what has worked for all of about our last dozen puppies. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front...

Dogs: Crate Training, crate training, puppy
crate training, puppy, nap: Feed the puppy in his crate, and keep him in there when he cannot be watched and when he wants to nap. Ignore him if/when he cries and only let him out when he is quiet, unless he needs to go out during the night. You should be able to keep the older dog...

Dogs: Crate Training, cairn terrier, closed doors
cairn terrier, closed doors, crate training: I don t understand where the idea comes from of leaving the puppy in crate so much. I guess it is just more of the bad dog advice around. It is not what I find works well for me. The goal is a dog that goes to the door when it needs out. How does he learn...

Dogs: Crate Training a dog, crate training a dog, foster dogs
crate training a dog, foster dogs, animals at home: Hi KLatie; I really can t help you wiuth crate training as I do not and have never used it. Crate training has just become popular in the last 10 years or so, and I just don t believe they have a place in raising dogs. We have to use them in the pet rescue...

Dogs: Crate Training and the Exclusively Indoor Dog, puppy room, yorkie poo
puppy room, yorkie poo, place where people: I would go with newspapers because they don t have plastic like the puppy pads. The plastic can really be a problem, the newspaper usually can pass and they don t get enough of it to worry about. Get him those toys that make him work for the food inside...

Dogs: Crate Training - leaving him home, separation anxiety, crate training
separation anxiety, crate training, whimpers: You could try what I do with a new puppy. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the...

Dogs: Crate Training Problem, pet store puppy, crate train
pet store puppy, crate train, crate training: As I read through your question, I realized that if you otherwise follow my directions except leave the dog 8 hours at a time, you would be largely continuing the conditions that created the problem. Perhaps you need to try giving her more space. If you...

Dogs: Crate Training Problems, lessor extent, dane puppy
lessor extent, dane puppy, closet shelving: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be with others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract us...

Dogs: Crate Training Puppy, crate training puppy, morning trips
crate training puppy, morning trips, wire grid: She may be following a pattern of behavior forced into before you got her. Following unsuccessful trips outside, try leaving her lose in the house, but watching her carefully. Continue the first thing in the morning trips, and after meals, etc. concentrate...

Dogs: Crate Training, close quarters, addage
close quarters, addage, frenchie: Hey Matt, Yes 8 weeks is very young to expect much at all. However at 8 weeks you also can not expect him to make it through the night. You should be getting up during the night and taking him out at least once. Yes, that means you must go outside in the...

Dogs: Crate Trainnig, puppy chow, moring
puppy chow, moring, siberian husky: Thanks for getting back to me. Ok, so it s NOT that she has too much room in her crate and that s why she s going potty in there. Again, I m thinking you just need to keep her on a schedule, take her out within 20 minutes of her eating, and make sure she goes...

Dogs: Crate traing an adopted Beagle, crate train, beagle
crate train, beagle, sofa: Well what you can try with the crate is to hide little treats under blankets ect and then close him in,just for a few minutes at a time,then gradually increase the time in the crate As for keeping him off of your sofa,attach a leash to him,and let him drag...

Dogs: Crate training, frogs legs, toy frog
frogs legs, toy frog, separation anxiety: Dear Kristen, Thanks for the question. Sorry to hear of your girl s (I ll call her Shelli) troubles. . . . . . Hmmm.... need clues please. . . (smile) I would like to know how long the problem has been occurring, what you have tried to solve the problem(s)...

Dogs: Crate training, dr spock, trained dogs
dr spock, trained dogs, crying all night: Hi Penny; Take that crate to the dump and leave it there. I HATE thiose things. Your dog obviously hates it too. I think they are cruel and the dumbest thing they ever came up with. People who advise using thse darned things are likely to tell you to...

Dogs: Crate training, little bit at a time, keeping duke
little bit at a time, keeping duke, training dogs: I would recommend keeping Duke crated when you are not there, at least for the next few months, so that he does not have any more opportunity to mark your furniture and walls. The more they do it, the more it becomes ingrained in their brain that it s ok....

Dogs: Crate training & anxiety, electronic collars, crate training
electronic collars, crate training, muzzle: Being left alone is not a natural thing for a dog. This is a tough problem to fix. If you haven t, try filling the Kong with peanut butter. With the food motivation of a Lab, he will so busy licking the peanut butter out, he will hardly notice you left....

Dogs: Crate training and Barking, crate training, puppy
crate training, puppy, sleep: Likely much of it is. The technique I use the first few nights on a new puppy may help quiet him down at night. I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes...

Dogs: Crate training in a multidog home, obedience class, puppy problems
obedience class, puppy problems, boxer mix: I don t see a problem. We crate our puppy, but our older dog is left on a short chain, just as she was when she still worked as a dog guide. We have friends that are more liberal with their older dogs allowing them freedom while crating the ones that need...

Dogs: Crate training, wire crates, sturdy wire
wire crates, sturdy wire, crate training: Hi Daniel, This is a very good question. You should buy a crate that will allow enough room for Polo for the size he will be when he is grown. You should look for a good sturdy wire crate. The idea is to buy something that will last for a very long time....

Dogs: Crate Urine, bladder infection, strict food
bladder infection, strict food, water bucket: Dogs are denning creatures, and some do like their crates (dens) a LOT. Not letting her use her crate when she wants to be in there could be stressful for her and cause more problems than you currently have. I could see putting up a baby gate and letting...

Dogs: Crate wetting, foster dogs, litter trays
foster dogs, litter trays, rescue shelters: Hi Kim; I would think this is a power play, spite or rebellion. I don t use crates at all, So I have no experience dealing with this problem. I would say handle it like any housebreaking accident, and scold and see that she is not in there when she has...

Dogs: Crate, sticking hands, tape worm
sticking hands, tape worm, newborn pups: HI CHERRYL YES, PEOPLE CAN GET INFECTED, BUT RARELY UNLESS U EAT SOMETHING THE DOG CHEWED ON. GET SOME ROUND WORM MEDS AND WORM IT OUT GOOD. THEY ARE BORN WITH WORMS SO WHOMEVER YOU GOT IT FROM DID NOT DO THEIR JOB. I WORM MY NEWBORN PUPS AT 2 WEEKS AND...

Dogs: Crated dog tearing up her beds., cayenne pepper, plastic flooring
cayenne pepper, plastic flooring, sour apple: Hey, 1) There are beds that may take a longer time to get torn, but in the end, they all get torn. I won t advice you to buy other or more expensive material, since it will just give you more time. 2)No it isn t. Some dogs MAY grow out of this behavior...

Dogs: Crating dogs, crating dogs, baby gates
crating dogs, baby gates, safe room: I hate to see a dog in a crate more than 4-5 hours. If you can t make it home over lunch, try to find a neighbor or a professional dog walker to give it a break. Doggy day care is a great option if available and you can afford it. Unfortunately, I am afraid...

Dogs: Crating our Italian Greyhound, italian greyhound, feeding dogs
italian greyhound, feeding dogs, new carpet: Instead of crating him, since your wife is so against it and he s already five, try restricting him to a small non carpeted area of the house. Laundry room, bathroom, kitchen ? Put some puppy pads down for him and restrict his food and water. Feed him in the...

Dogs: Crating, closet shelving, lab puppy
closet shelving, lab puppy, water bowl: You really need to figure out a way to give her a mid day break. If neither of you can make it home over lunch, look for somebody that can, a neighbor, a professional dog walker, etc. I like doggy day care, but it may not be a good idea for such a young...

Dogs: Crazy 11 month old lab, calm 6 month old retreiver, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, flat collar: I doubt the collar thing would make much difference. Still, I have noticed on my old Lab, if I take her out on lead on her flat collar, she pulls. If I put the slip collar on, I don t even have to give her any corrections to stop the pulling. I think...

Dogs: Crazy Behavior Problems, hair ball, crazy behavior
hair ball, crazy behavior, t touch: Hi Dricka; About the screaming. I have a couple like that. That is her voice,words? whatever. It is the way she communicates something. Ior instance, I can tell when it is a grandchild that is coming to the door. My dogs bark the same sound for somebody...

Dogs: Crazy black lab, pea gravel, mulch
pea gravel, mulch, good solution: It seems some dogs will eat about anything. You could try replacing the mulch with pea gravel. I don t promise the dog won t eat it, but at least it may be easier on its digestive system. Note, good thing you used regular mulch. some dogs have died from...

Dogs: My Crazy dog!, blue healer, rspca
blue healer, rspca, dangerous situation: Your friend is correct, that dogs removed from their mother and litter before 6 weeks may never learn to interact with other dogs properly. Even at 7-8 weeks, it is important that they have a continuing chance to play with other dogs. It is possible...

Dogs: Crazy German Sheperd/Chow Mix, chow mix, male friend
chow mix, male friend, 4 months: He probably was never socialized,and as you said possibly abused as well I think you have to get him used to things,but slowly,like have a male friend come over,and have him off the dog a treat,even if he just puts it s on the ground for the dog-that is...

Dogs: Crazy puppy, dr jekyll mr hyde, companion dogs
dr jekyll mr hyde, companion dogs, dogwhisper: Dear Sharon Dogs will form their own behavior unless we as owners develop their innate Will to Serve. Dogs are not born with good manners. You will need to continue his proper education. The best way I have found to train companion dogs is to use psychological...

Dogs: Create Training, closet shelving, pack leaders
closet shelving, pack leaders, wire rack: I think many people make crating a dog much more complicated than it really is. I also wonder what people do with the puppy in-between the training sessions they think are necessary. Most of us work for a living and must leave the puppy at home all day. ...

Dogs: Cropping Mini Schnauzers Ears, mini schnauzer, cropper
mini schnauzer, cropper, certain age: Since her ears are already standing, there should be no problem in getting them to stand, which is the primary problem in cropping them later. I had one ear cropper who routinely cropped ears for me at 16 weeks; it is much easier to put a nicer (adult) ear...

Dogs: Crouch sniffers.., fog horn, puppy mill
fog horn, puppy mill, whisle: Thanks for your question. Leonburgers are beautiful dogs, your very lucky to have 2. Well this is actually very easy to solve. I have a couple different this you can do. First is have a friend come over who is willing to try this...Give them a bottle of...

Dogs: Crusty, Flaky, and Dry nostril, cindy lou, antifungal cream
cindy lou, antifungal cream, rooters: Hello Anne, Your beagle does indeed have a fungus on his nose. This happens to alot of cockers and other breeds as well that are rooters. Your best treatment is an antifungal cream. Or you can use anything with clorahexaderm in it ( some shampoos have this...

Dogs: Crying and moaning and barking senior dog, double whammy, thyroid problems
double whammy, thyroid problems, t rush: Well, I hope that it works for him :) Maybe when your hubby is home, you could give him a shot too, lol. I m sure you know that when your hubby gives the cookies to a whinny dog, this is just reinforcing the behavior. Any way, Let me know how it s going...

Dogs: Curiosity about brindling, english pointer, deffinitely
english pointer, deffinitely, shiny coat: Mike- Is there a way you can send me a picture of your new pup? My personal email address is countryside@itol.com. That way, I can see him and give you a better idea as to what might be mixed in with him. Any other info will be helpful, too....size, height,...

Dogs: Just Curious!!, realistic baby doll, professional dog trainer
realistic baby doll, professional dog trainer, reason dogs: Hi Rochaan, First, congratulations on being a Mom soon! Good for you for thinking about your dog and your baby now while you have time to work on some things. This is one of those questions where it s really impossible to say how your dog will react....

Dogs: Cushing's, blood thinner, natural remedy
blood thinner, natural remedy, astragulus: Hi Jeanne. I ve never heard of ginko for Cushing s, although it is an anti-oxidant and they are generally thought to be helpful. It can act as a blood thinner and cause bleeding disorders in some animals. The main natural remedy for Cushing s is a natural...

Dogs: Cushings, automatic death sentence, chubby side
automatic death sentence, chubby side, white cell count: Hi Nancy! I am so sorry that your little Bichon Frise is sick. I know that is hard on him and YOU. Since I am not very familiar with the symptoms or treatment of this disease, I did a little research for you and came up with a website that seemed to have...

Dogs: Cut on Paw, aloe vera juice, laura murphy
aloe vera juice, laura murphy, paw pads: Hi Aileen. Cuts on the pads are pretty common and usually heal without any intervention beyond the cleaning you already performed. Your puppy will probably lick it, and this is the most natural healing method in the world. A good aid to healing cuts...

Dogs: Cutting Nail, cindy lou, two legs
cindy lou, two legs, back bottom: Hello Elizabeth, The best way to handle this to put the dog in submission. What is this? Well you lay the dog down on their side feet facing away from you, reach across the dogs body to hold onto the bottom two legs, one front and one back. Bottom meaning...

Dogs: Cutting Nails, dobermin, obedience school
dobermin, obedience school, mussle: I know how you feel,I have to muzzle one of my dogs to get his nails cut,but if he won t let you do that,you can get them cut at the vet as they are experianced in cutting nails ect Also while you are at the vet,you should talk to him/her about getting your...

Dogs: Cutting Nails, dobermin, two legs
dobermin, two legs, back bottom: Hello Michelle, The best way to handle this is to put the dog in submission. What is this? Well you lay the dog down on their side feet facing away from you, reach across the dogs body to hold onto the bottom two legs, one front and one back. Bottom meaning...

Dogs: Cutting nails, dogs hounds, dobermin
dogs hounds, dobermin, mussle: Sounds as if you will just have to give in and ask the vet for a sedative to give him to get the job done. He obviously has had some bad experience with his feet and remembers it. Sometimes just having the quick hit once is all it takes for some dogs. Hounds...

Dogs: Cyndi Five Years And Four Months, stupid neighbor, loss and grief
stupid neighbor, loss and grief, massive stroke: Hi Lori, As a pet owner I understand your loss and grief. I can tell that Cyndi was undoubtably a cherished companion. If you d like to talk to somebody about your feelings of loss, there are several grief hotlines run by the big veterinary universities,...

Dogs: Cyst on Cock-a-poo, cock a poo, benign tumors
cock a poo, benign tumors, old cock: Hi Charlotte I don t know that I would be worried, however I would for sure take her to the vet and have them checked. Could be nothing, but it could be an infection or even small benign tumors that need to be removed. Just get her in for a check up and be...

Dogs: Cyst on back hip, giant schnauzer, cindy lou
giant schnauzer, cindy lou, groomer: Hello Karen, If it is indeed a cyst, then yes I have seen them ooze. The reason it could be a brown color is it might be fluid with a little bit of dried up blood in it. Usually cyst are never serious, what is serious is if they consistently break open leaving...

Dogs: Cyst on back hip, sebaceous cyst, giant schnauzer
sebaceous cyst, giant schnauzer, antibiotic ointment: It could be a sebaceous cyst, although usually they have more of a cheese like substance. Sometimes older dogs develop cysts that are just pockets of fluid - the body doesn t like dead space and fills it. Keep it clean and you can put a topical antibiotic...

Dogs: cage training my dogs, australian sheep dog, crying all night
australian sheep dog, crying all night, going potty: Thanks for getting back to me, Ben. It s good that they are in separate crates. My main concern is that I believe their crates may be too large for them. The crate should only be large enough to allow the dog to stand, turn around, and lie down in. Panda...

Dogs: cairn terrier, kitten mills, puppy behavior
kitten mills, puppy behavior, cairn terrier: Hi Phillip; Did you get this dog from a reputable breeder ( not a back yard breeder) or a pet shop? Pets shops get ALL the dogs and cats they sell from puppy mills and kitten mills, and they are almost always unhealthy. These puppies come from the most...

Dogs: cairn terrier, stomach virus, vet bill
stomach virus, vet bill, stomach bug: Hi stacey; Yep, maybe you need to see a different Vet. One that will explain to you why he is getting this stomach virus so often. Several years ago, i had one tht would get a stomach virus ate the drop of a hat. My Vet, after identifying it through blood...

Dogs: calcium build up in dogs eyes, lactobacillus acidophilus, red yeast
lactobacillus acidophilus, red yeast, home remedy: Lytese, I m not exactly sure what you mean by calcium build up. If you re referring to the dark tear stains that many dogs can get, there are mixed reviews on what you can do about that. There are many products out there to remove tear stains, but you...

Dogs: calcium buildup lower back disc, calcium buildup, dachshunds
calcium buildup, dachshunds, vet: Well don t her anything without talking to your vet first,let the vet know that these pills are not working and your wondering if she needs something else Yes dogs can take asprin but you still need to ask the vet about how much to give her Also if this...

Dogs: cancer, tumors, cancer
tumors, cancer, dogs: Unless the cancer has spread too much or the dog is old and near the end of its life, the tumors can be removed. I don t remember hearing of any other treatment. Many dogs live for years afterwards. I knew one that lived about 4 years before the cancer...

Dogs: candy bars, chocolate candy bar, hydrogen peroxide solution
chocolate candy bar, hydrogen peroxide solution, care information line: Hi Erica, Chocolate is the most common cause of poisoning in dogs. Certain chemicals in chocolate, caffeine and theobromine, can cause erratic heartbeat and in large enough doses can kill your pup. Dogs and puppies do not have the ability as we humans do...

Dogs: cane corso/italian mastiff, cane corso italian mastiff, natural guard dogs
cane corso italian mastiff, natural guard dogs, neapolitan mastiffs: Hi Debbie, The Italian Mastiff (or Neapolitan Mastiff, as it s also known) is a peaceful and steady dog. It was developed to look and act fearsome when needed, but is usually affectionate with its family and the family s friends. A female works best...

Dogs: cane labrador, cane labrador, cruda
cane labrador, cruda, grammatica: Perdoni la grammatica, ma ho dovuto utilizzare un traduttore per cambiare che cosa avete scritto in inglese in modo da potrei leggerlo ed allora di nuovo ad italiano in modo da potreste leggerli. Alcune delle parole possono essere errate. Non sono sicuro...

Dogs: canine acne, jack russell terrier, allergy pills
jack russell terrier, allergy pills, boston terriers: Hello Cristi, I m not sure if canine acne is con tasgius or not my other dog never got it when my labrador had thme and the other dog is a jack russell terrier with rather sever allergys.... to what we still don t know. I m not a vet I have no idea what...

Dogs: canine acne, clay mask, apointment
clay mask, apointment, chinese crested: hello...I have never owned or knew ahairless dog so I can not help you I an sorry I would perosnally check with my locle vet as soon as I could get an apointment and see what they say, canine acne is sore hard pimles genrally starting on the chin but can apper...

Dogs: canine acne, labrador retriever, allergys
labrador retriever, allergys, ounds: Hello Wanda and thank you for your question, Depends really, When my labrador retriever got acne for the first time I was shocked at what was on her chin! It was red bumps... ozzing red bumps the hair had left that area where the lump mound was it was...

Dogs: canine cardiac disease, edema fluid, pulmonary edema
edema fluid, pulmonary edema, heart enlargement: Is the endocarditis bacterial?Im assuming your vet is treating this with herbs?? What herbs? Is your dog being given diuretics to reduce the fluids? Has your vet checked for cancer or other issues? Is there spleen or heart enlargement? The prognosis for endocarditis...

Dogs: canine infections - boils, buster collar, home remedy
buster collar, home remedy, old walker: Hi Margaret. First off dont let her lick it. Get a buster collar so she cant get to the wound and make sure it is kept clean and dry. There are several antiseptic powders you can buy that will do as a last resort if a vet is really not an option provided...

Dogs: canine roundworms, preventative measures, dewormer
preventative measures, dewormer, whipworm: Amy, Yes, other pets can contract roundworms from your puppy. You can contract them also - roundworms are referred to as zoonotic , meaning they can even be transmitted to humans. You should continue disposing of the feces until she has finished her second...

Dogs: canine toenials that break easy, zinc gluconate, fish oil capsules
zinc gluconate, fish oil capsules, salmon oil: Hi Sally. I think you re right to question his diet, but I don t know what you re feeding him, so I can t say specifically what might be missing. In my opinion, a raw diet of meat, bones, and vegetables, is the best way to supply all the nutrients a...

Dogs: I cant keep the two dogs in the same room.., big dogs, two dogs
big dogs, two dogs, bullmastif: Hi Claire, You didn t say if either of the dogs are neutered. Intact males are more likely to exhibit dominance aggression than neutered males. Having your dogs neutered would be an important first step in getting things under control. I will also recommend...

Dogs: cant stop husky fromhowling and damaging fences, bach flower essences, rescue remedy
bach flower essences, rescue remedy, laura murphy: Hi Mona, It sounds like Bella is having trouble adjusting to new circumstances and feels she has to be on her guard at all times. I have had good success with Bach Flower Essences. You could try the Rescue Remedy - it helps calm panic and fear. You could...

Dogs: car chaser, car chaser, head halter
car chaser, head halter, lowes: Hi Joanna, First I would go to Home Depot, Lowes or one of the other stores like that and buy a panel kennel run for him. Tieing up a dog frustrates them as they have no freedom of movement so they get anxious and start trying to chase anything that moves...

Dogs: car chasing, muzzle, last resort
muzzle, last resort, mask: You have to yank the leash and firmly say No whenever he does that, you can also close his mouth with your hands untill he starts to whine; if this doesnt help you can buy him a nylon that you place on his muzzle and attach the leash to it. I wouldn t use...

Dogs: care of old one, old english bulldog, pet food manufacturers
old english bulldog, pet food manufacturers, best quality food: Hi Jeanne, I m very sorry to hear that your dog is ailing, I can understand how important it is to see that your dog is comfortable in her golden years. Exercise is profoundly tied to a dog s physical, mental, and emotional health. A sedentary dog is...

Dogs: care of scratch spot, german shepherd dog, white german shepherd
german shepherd dog, white german shepherd, time robyn: The first question I have is has a Veteinarian looked at your dog? if not, they can help you! the issue here is should not be how to wrap the wound but how to prevent reinjury, Your vet should have what is called an Elizabethian Collar which will protect wounds...

Dogs: castrating makes a difference?, castrated males, puggle puppy
castrated males, puggle puppy, banfeild: Hello, First let me say congrats on your new puppy...what s his name? I am more of a female dog person as well I have two female dogs both Spayed and one male who is Neutered. Neutering can reduce dominance, can reduce humping(my male Still mounts my...

Dogs: cat and dog, kitten food, cindy lou
kitten food, cindy lou, cats and dogs: Hello Laura, In my opinion the younger the better. The younger they are they are less fearfull of new things and if the kitten doesn t run the dog will not chase it. That s the big thing with cats and dogs, if they run they will be chased. Allow them free...

Dogs: cat/kitten/dog (?)- not getting along???, cat kitten, short periods
cat kitten, short periods, beep: Hi again Elaine! I m so glad you are not getting rid of Luci.. I didn t mean to sound so harsh, but you wouldn t believe how many people think that s the solution. I meant to separate them for short periods of time in order to give each special attention....

Dogs: cat, thire, bathroom shower
thire, bathroom shower, warm regards: HI PETE CATS ARE WEIRD WILD ANIMALS, NOT TRULY DOMESTICATED BY LAW OR THEY WOULD HAVE A LICESNSE RULE AS THEY DO FOR DOGS. IT IS IN LOVE WITH YOU SO IT GOES WHERE YOU GO BE IT BATHROOM, SHOWER, CELLAR, ETC. DEAL WITH IT AS THE CAT HAD BONDED TO YOU AND...

Dogs: catahoula puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: 3 months seems a little young to be doing that just to show you that he is in charge and you can t do anything about it. Get him into the vet for a check up. Then start obedience. It is never too young for that. I start with a 7 week old on the way...

Dogs: catahoula puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership challenge: Maybe you have already found a solution elsewhere. It never hurts to check with the vet, but this sounds to me like a leadership challenge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people...

Dogs: catahoula puppy, poops, toileting
poops, toileting, urinary tract infection: Hi Jaclyn, If your puppy continues to have accidents in your home, he should be checked by your vet. It s possible that he has a urinary tract infection, and is having trouble holding it as he should. It is quite common for a puppy to appear to have...

Dogs: cataract, financial assistance programs, veterinary ophthalmologists
financial assistance programs, veterinary ophthalmologists, human dogs: Hi Norbert, I m sorry to hear of your dog s condition. I do not know the fees of surgery. They probably vary depending on location. You could contact various veterinary ophthalmologists, and price shop . Here are a couple of web sites to help you locate...

Dogs: cataracts, spanish water, eye specialist
spanish water, eye specialist, nolita: Hi Nolita, It is not uncommon for dogs to start developing cataracts around 7 years of age. When they reach 7, they are technically entering their senior years and a lot of changes start to take place in their bodies (just like humans). You can take him...

Dogs: catnip bad for dogs?, system stimulant, toy poodle
system stimulant, toy poodle, catnip toy: Copy and paste the following website to learn more about the chemical components of catnip and the effect that it has on your animals. Although I have done no research on the effects of catnip on dogs, I do not personally see how it could harm your toy poodle;...

Dogs: cats and a new doberman, zane home, friend isabelle
zane home, friend isabelle, siamese cats: Hi Michelle; First, I recommnd you do this. Go to this site and read about this method of animal massage and what can be done with it. I am not going to say it is a magic bullet, but I have not had it work for anything I have tried it for, from curing dogs...

Dogs: cavalier king charles..mvd, cavalier king charles, cavalier spaniels
cavalier king charles, cavalier spaniels, parent dogs: Hi Fran, I think you are wise to wait until you find a breeder who has screened her dogs against MVD. From what I have read, 5 out of 10 Cavalier Spaniels will have this. The breed itself is in serious danger. Unless you plan on spending a lot of money...

Dogs: cavalier king charles..mvd, cavalier king charles, health problems
cavalier king charles, health problems, pup: Hi Fran, I answered your other question a minute ago (I m going backwards :) ). I would ask to see previous offspring of the parents (get references from the new owners). Then you can see what health problems are possibly being passed on. Also, keep checking...

Dogs: my cavalier, umbilical hernia, vets
umbilical hernia, vets, vet: Hi Wade, You can still breed her, and the umbilical hernia can be repaired without spaying her. It is just easier for vets to spay them while they have them opened up. Call around to other vets to see if anyone else will repair it without spaying her. ...

Dogs: cedar chips, cedar chips, pea gravel
cedar chips, pea gravel, shelley davis: Hi Janine, Congratulations on your new family member arriving this month! The best of luck! I have had experience with both pea gravel and cedar chips. As a founding member of dog runs in NYC, we had to explore numerous possibilities. The pea gravel...

Dogs: celery is it bad, vomitting, celery
vomitting, celery, diarrhea: Hi Heather, I could see the celery giving her diarrhea, not sure about the vomitting though. If she is not better by now I would definitely get her into a vet as she can become dehydrated from the diarrhea alone. Wish I could be of more help. Daw...

Dogs: change in aggressive behavior, dogs fight, puppy training
dogs fight, puppy training, petsmart: Hey, When Angus became a junior dog, not a puppy, fights took place over the dog s dominance over eachother. To stop this, anytime the dogs fight or bark, close their mouth by putting your handsaround the muzzle untill they start to whine, or keep flicking...

Dogs: change in behavior, top of the stairs, chow mix
top of the stairs, chow mix, animal massage: Hi Tina; It sounds like he is traumatized. Sometimes after a serious injury, people are afraid to even do the things they have been doing all their lives. It could also be that even though his broken bones are healed, he still doesn t have a lot of muscle...

Dogs: change in behavior, answer to a prayer, quistion
answer to a prayer, quistion, professional trainer: When you removed Ginger s couch (or her bed ), you removed her comfort zone, a place where she knows is hers and she can go when she needs to feel safe. Now that it s been taken away, she may not have been able to find a new bed spot. I m not saying you didn...

Dogs: A change in my dogs behavior, obedience training, pup
obedience training, pup, 6 years: Hi Amanda Anytime you add or remove a dog from your home, your pack order goes out the window. Sort of like if your husband or significant other brought home a new wife LOL. Takes a bit of getting used to! Check this website out http://www.sonic.net/~cdlcruz/GPCC/library/alpha.htm...

Dogs: changing A5 Oster blade, oster a5 clipper, cindy lou
oster a5 clipper, cindy lou, clippers: Hello Sandy, Let me describe to you what I think you need to do with the clipper you have, there are several types of the Oster A5, but most operate the same. hold the clipper in your hand with the back side facing you. (So that the logo is facing away...

Dogs: chasing cars, underground fence, water balloons
underground fence, water balloons, quad bikes: You didn t mention your dog s breed, but I don t believe that it will affect my answer. You need to contain your dog with a fence, or an underground fence. The herding instinct is very strong in some breeds and the instinct to protect is strong in most. Car...

Dogs: chasing cars, obedience commands, prey drive
obedience commands, prey drive, electric collar: there are two options to consider. first option is that the prey drive is being triggered by the car moving. the next option is that the pack drive is being triggered. either way the first step is to restrain the dog, to prevent injury. you can do this by...

Dogs: chasing house cats, old cats, verbal praise
old cats, verbal praise, prong collar: Well what you can do when she chases the cats in the house yell(and loudly) leave it and right then and there use a spray bottle and spray her face with water,and get her a crate(if you don t have one)and put her in there after that,so she really knows she...

Dogs: cherry eye, cherry eye, hereditary disease
cherry eye, hereditary disease, eye conditions: While I couldn t find any scientific papers saying that this is a hereditary disease, I did find several sites that said that it was felt to be hereditary and that cherry eye is caused by a hereditary weakness in the connective tissue surrounding the Hardarian...

Dogs: chew toys, knuckle bones, fleet farm
knuckle bones, fleet farm, dog biscuits: I like to give mine the largest beef knuckle bones that I can find.... the beef-basted ones. They really like those. You could also get him a Kong and put a bit of peanut butter in it, or even stuff it with some chunks of dog biscuits or kibble. Oh, another...

Dogs: chewing, pig ears, chewing food
pig ears, chewing food, spray bottle: HI NICK WHEN U CATCH HER GET A SPRAY BOTTLE OF WATER ADD A TAD BIT OF VINEGAR AND SPRAY INTO HER FACE AND LOUDLY SAY NO NO. STOP! U MIGHT WANT TO KEEP HER IN ANOTHER ROOM ALSO? MAKE SURE SHE IS GETTING ENOUGH DAILY EXERCISE, WALKS TWICE A DAY FOR BOREDOM...

Dogs: chewing, minute time frame, lab pup
minute time frame, lab pup, kong toy: Laura, his chewing is completely normal, as he is probably teething still. However, if he is not eating, there could be a problem. Do you feed him at certain times or do you leave food down all the time? If you do the latter, you need to stop and put him on...

Dogs: chewing, great dog, jack russell
great dog, jack russell, what the heck: Part of the problem is that if you are leaving her all day, it could be just too long. If you can t make it home at lunch. perhaps you could find a neighbor or a professional dog walker to give them both a break. I like doggy day care too. You are still...

Dogs: chewing, rope toys, different dogs
rope toys, different dogs, short memories: Hi Marnie, I m sorry about your furniture. :-( What you ve got is a young Rottie/Lab X who has a need to chew. Actually, all dogs have an inherent need to chew, but young ones around teething age especially need a CONSTANT stream of appropriate chew...

Dogs: chewing, bathroom trash, puppy food
bathroom trash, puppy food, trash cans: Hi, Put her on a leash while in the house and attach the leash to your belt. She is to be on leash whenever she is in the house so you can correct her when she goes to pick something up or goes to poop on the floor. Also, if she is not housebroken, she...

Dogs: chewing, labrador retriever puppy, martin goldstein
labrador retriever puppy, martin goldstein, robin kovary: Hi Janet, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s chewing problems. I am assuming that he is a puppy. Prevention is the best approach. The more that a dog does something the more defined it becomes in the dog s mind. Chewing on wood may indicate...

Dogs: chewing, puppy crate training, squeak toys
puppy crate training, squeak toys, puppy teeth: Dear Rich, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. Thank you for your patience in waiting for a response. Puppies chew to ease teething discomfort, to play, to explore the environment, to assuage hunger, to establish dominance, and to relieve...

Dogs: chewing, female german shepherd, shock collar
female german shepherd, shock collar, question question: Interesting. I have 2 very similar questions in a row that I don t have a good answer for. Rather than going through the same thing again, let me just share the last question. Golden Retrievers Private: No Subject: Golden with an expensive chewing...

Dogs: chewing dogs, two puppies, crate train
two puppies, crate train, shepard mix: Hi, your puppies are going through a teething stage, so it is very difficult to keep them from chewing as nature is telling them to chew to relieve the teething pain. When you are gone you should start crating them to keep them out of trouble. Lots of chew...

Dogs: chewing foot, chinese crested powder puff, bitter apple
chinese crested powder puff, bitter apple, bad habit: HI Kathy! This may be a medical problem such as fungus that will need meds to clear up. If it s just a bad habit, you can buy an over the counter product such as Bitter Apple which you can apply to the foot and it will have a really bitter taste that...

Dogs: chewing foot, chinese crested powder puff, dogs and cats
chinese crested powder puff, dogs and cats, chinese crested: Hi Kathy; It could be allergies or nervousness. Get him to his Vet right away. Dogs have allergies at the drop of a hat, just like people do now. When we stop using so many chemicals on our lawns, and putting junk in the air, everything that walks the...

Dogs: chewing/ general info, couch potatoes, english bulldog
couch potatoes, english bulldog, being a baby: HI STACIE I CANNOT BELIEVE A WILD BULLDOG, THEY ARE KNOWN COUCH POTATOES. OUR LOVING OLD BRITA WAS THE BEST GIRL WE EVER RAISED AND HER ASHES SIT ON THE MANTEL. PINCH HIS NOSE WHEN HE BITES ON FLEASH. OR SQUEEZE THE NOSE LIKE THE MOMMY DOES IN RAISING...

Dogs: chewing problem, intestinal blockages, rawhide chews
intestinal blockages, rawhide chews, apple works: Have you had a Lab before? They should come with warning labels. Find and read Marley and Me. I am familiar with young Labs which tend to shred anything they can get their teeth on. They also have problems with choking and intestinal blockages from chunks...

Dogs: chewing puppy, boxer mix, mousetraps
boxer mix, mousetraps, shepherd mix: Sounds like most of the year old Labs I know. Some of them settle down a little by 2-3 years old. There is a lot you can do in the mean time to preserve your sanity and the dog. A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most...

Dogs: chewing on his tail, agility competition, training agility
agility competition, training agility, obedience training: Some dogs do that, and it is poorly understood. In some cases it can be traced to itching form an allergy. have you talked to the vet about it. Other cases more likely are boredom. How does he spend his day, at home by himself? Crated, lose in the house,...

Dogs: chewing toys!!, nyla bones, cow hooves
nyla bones, cow hooves, bitter apple spray: Alrighty, You are welcome. Petsmart is where I shop for my dogs my dogs love the beef knuckles, cow hooves, chip stick or compressed rawhides and of course the nyla bones. i use rawhides always have not only with my three dogs but my parents alwaysgave there...

Dogs: chewing, mousetraps, new furniture
mousetraps, new furniture, wits end: This is a real problem. To a dog, anything unguarded is fair game. If you are consistent about it, you can teach a dog not to chew the furniture when you around. I sometimes use mousetraps to keep a dog from taking things off a counter or table top. ...

Dogs: chi issues..., housebreaking tips, small dog carriers
housebreaking tips, small dog carriers, personal preferance: Hey Traci! I am going to copy and paste some great housebreaking tips. See below. Even though my own dogs go outside, I still keep potty pads down for when I m not at home. It probably is not the best thing to do, but I don t want to crate mine while...

Dogs: chi/mix puppy, household noises, obedience class
household noises, obedience class, hair blower: Hi Doris Take your dog out doors on walks where there is noise daily. Walk across bridges, near traffic, pet and praise her until it is old hat with the noise. It is evident the dog was never socialized at all and this is so sad as from a puppy they should...

Dogs: chiauhaha(spelling):(, private question, fatty acids
private question, fatty acids, definitive answer: Hi Kim, This is one of those questions that everyone would love an answer too! Corprophagy (eating feces) is practiced by many animals and some believe it s a primal act intended to keep a clean den, while others believe that it comes from a lack of nutrients...

Dogs: chichuahua and basset hound, basset hound puppy, dominance behavior
basset hound puppy, dominance behavior, basset hound: Hello and thanks for emailing, Chi s can tend to only like other tiny dogs or other chi s in genral but you should be able to make the new addition work out provided you relize you cant leave the pup and adult dog together alone when your not there not even...

Dogs: chihauhua, vet tech, vet hospital
vet tech, vet hospital, puppy formula: Janice, I think you need to call and find out for sure whether or not your dog can go back in with the puppies. If the doctor said one thing and the vet tech said another, I would want to verify how the vet tech came about his/her answer - whether the doctor...

Dogs: chihuaha hyperventilates?, post nasal drip, soft palates
post nasal drip, soft palates, collapsing trachea: Hi Chrissy, Thank you for writing to me about your baby Chihuahua. What you have described sounds like a condition called Reverse Sneezing (Pharyngeal Gag Reflex)! Reverse sneezing is a disconcerting event in which a dog makes unpleasant respiratory...

Dogs: my chihuahas behaviors, chihuahas, chihuaha
chihuahas, chihuaha, dyas: Hello. Leash your chihuahua at all times you would be suprised how quite a tiny dog gets hiden by passers by behind legs and whatnot also larger dog may think its a rat and kill it...no pun intended but some dogs hate small moving critters. Put his harrness...

Dogs: chihuahua, housebreaking tips, male dogs
housebreaking tips, male dogs, hard toys: Hi Jess! Are you the same Jess that I just sent housebreaking tips to? Dogs cannot pick up STD s so you dont have to worry about that, however you will have to worry about an un-neutered male hiking his leg on your furniture and anything else he can...

Dogs: chihuahua, dominant party, stress levels
dominant party, stress levels, pack leader: Neutering him will make a difference in most cases. He is at the perfect age for neutering right now and you will see the most benefit if he is done in the next few weeks before stud behaviours become engrained. There are also many health benefits for...

Dogs: My chihuahua, list of recalled dog foods, milk preservatives
list of recalled dog foods, milk preservatives, loss of appetite: Hi Rita, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet Chihuahua. You should have your vet run blood tests and possibly do an ultra sound of your dog s abdominal region. This will rule out many health risks that could be causing a problem. Also, please...

Dogs: My chihuahua, tender loving care, little peace
tender loving care, little peace, son and daughter: Hi Alexi, The kids are probably too rough with him and he s letting them know to back off. You don t want him to bite, but on the other hand the kids need to be taught not to be too rough. When you say they were driving him nuts then you can t hardly...

Dogs: my chihuahua, schnouzers, muriel lee
schnouzers, muriel lee, vet check: She should have a vet-check before being bred, and any necessary health testing and worming should be done. She should be walked for at least a mile every day to build up her stamina and give her better muscle-tone. A good book to get is called, The Whelping...

Dogs: chihuahua do, shelley davis, health wise
shelley davis, health wise, wail: Hi Linda, Thank you fopr writing to me about your Chi. If your vet didn t do a thyroid panel, please have him run one. Changes in thyroid can effect emotion. Do you know if your dog might have been abused by anyone or traumatized? Dogs are naturally...

Dogs: chihuahua, smile face, supliment
smile face, supliment, royal canin: Deana, have you always had her on Royal Canin? What supplement did the vet have her on? Do you notice that her itching gets worse or better at certain times of the year? Does it tend to stay at the base of her tail or does she itch on other parts of her body...

Dogs: chihuahua, adult teeth, baby teeth
adult teeth, baby teeth, tonque: If her tongue didn t hang out when she was younger, then most likely this is due to tooth loss,.If you haven t done so have her teeth checked and cleaned. This is a major problem with most toy breeds, chi s in particular and can really cause her health to...

Dogs: chihuahua, bladder control pills, submissive urination
bladder control pills, submissive urination, dominant dogs: First, you need to have her examined by a vet to make certain that this isn t a physical problem, such as a bladder infection. If she is healthy, then you need to figure out WHY she is doing this; I cannot tell from your message with the few facts given...

Dogs: chihuahua, health checks, third season
health checks, third season, plenty of time: Most bitches are in season for a full three weeks, but some do go a bit longer so it is always good to keep them confined for four weeks since they will still be attractive that fourth week. No, if they are breeding quality, they should not be bred until...

Dogs: my chihuahua, adult dog food, viable sperm
adult dog food, viable sperm, adult food: Yes at this age is is appropriate to start feeding adult food. Be sure to mix the new adult food with the old puppy food and gradually increase the amount of adult food in the mixture until you are just feeding adult food. This should be done over a period...

Dogs: my chihuahua, low cost spay neuter clinic, hormone fluctuations
low cost spay neuter clinic, hormone fluctuations, low cost spay neuter: Just because he was hanging out doesn t mean that he mated, Jennifer (although he certainly *could* have!). Some dogs do that when they get excited, or even when they are hot or extremely tired. If, however, neither of your dogs have been sterilized (neutered...

Dogs: my chihuahua, little nipples, chihuahau
little nipples, chihuahau, false pregnancy: It may be a false pregnancy. The best thing to do would be to have your veterinarian make that determination. If she is pregnant, he can advise you about her care and what to expect, and if she isn t pregnant, you should consider having her spayed. Kare...

Dogs: my chihuahua, little nipples, exray
little nipples, exray, cottage cheese: It sounds like she may be pregnant, but it is hard to tell over the internet. She is young and she may need some calcium either give her cottage cheese or a suppliment. Don t worry about her breeding with her dad it is natural and acceptable to do that....

Dogs: chihuahua, small breed dogs, chihuahua puppy
small breed dogs, chihuahua puppy, vulva: Hi Kelley, Small breed dogs often go longer than other breeds. She will probably go into heat any time. Are you sure you didn t miss it? She may have come in and you not even know it. The first time is not as pronounced. Watch her closely, and if she is...

Dogs: chihuahua, fertile time, heat cycle
fertile time, heat cycle, chihuahua: Hi, she may bleed 3 weeks which is the the heat cycle lasts. It will change intensity of color 2/3 times during that time sometimes getting light to a color that is light on the inside and dark at the edges. This is the fertile time. If she is bred she...

Dogs: chihuahua, puppy food, real food
puppy food, real food, solid food: daciey, an 8 week old Chihuahua should be fed no less than 4 times a day I would would feed 5 if you can. Because these dogs cannot eat large quantities of food, if they go too long without eating, they can get a drop in their sugar levels and this can get...

Dogs: chihuahua, signs of pregnancy, tiny breed
signs of pregnancy, tiny breed, swollen nipples: Lona, If you don t want puppies, then I would go have her spayed now. This will solve all the problems. If you don t, she is a tiny breed and there is no way to tell if she is going to have a hard time or not. They are both small, so that helps. Signs...

Dogs: my chihuahua acts fearful, animal massage, unnatural fear
animal massage, unnatural fear, minute massage: Hi Daily; That is an unnatural fear reaction that could probably be helped a lot or cured ,by massage. I have used the Tellington-Touch method of animal massage to cure fears, aggression, excessive barking, and pain relief in animals. It really works. ...

Dogs: My chihuahua attacked my little girl after a year., thyroid problem, obedience classes
thyroid problem, obedience classes, small dogs: A thyroid problem can make them eat funny as was the case with my own dog,so it won t hurt to get him tested for that just in case Getting him neutered is pretty easy and simple as well Glad I was of help to you-if you have anymore questions or concerns...

Dogs: chihuahua behavior, hi lee, little friend
hi lee, little friend, little girls: Hi Lee and thanks for your question. You gotta love the Chi attitude :) One of my little girls can t stay still for more than 20 - 30 minutes at a time (except at night). From your information, it s not clear what assistance you might need, but...

Dogs: chihuahua that bites owner all day long, 2 legs, pack animals
2 legs, pack animals, bathmat: Hi James; Ok, here s the unvarnshed truth. That dog has your number. YOU have to be the alpha! Right now the dog is. You don t have to beat an animal to get obedience, anymore than you have to beat a child. It is better NOT to resort to hitting. that...

Dogs: chihuahua breathing problem, distraught owner, tissue inflammation
distraught owner, tissue inflammation, soft palate: Hi Toni, If you determine the wheezing isn t an emergency, soothe your dog during the attack. Wheezing is due to tissue inflammation, you can turn on a humidifier or place your dog in a warm steamy bathroom. Steam will help open air passageways and make...

Dogs: chihuahua breeding, animal dogs, female chihuahua
animal dogs, female chihuahua, first signs: jennifer, As any animal, dogs can mature at different times. I would say two things are going on: One is that he is too young. Even though others have bred that young, your pup may be too young. Two is that they are together all the time. The male will...

Dogs: chihuahua breeding, hereditary problems, rule of thumb
hereditary problems, rule of thumb, chis: First of all you need to be sure to research your lines. Make sure that there are no hereditary problems you should be concerned with. You don t want to chance something being wrong with the puppies once they are born. I ve heard of two different chis being...

Dogs: chihuahua has bumps and is scratching, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Elizabeth! The scratching could be caused by numerous things. It could be fleas. One flea will drive a dog crazy if they are allergic to fleas. It could be mites, mange,allergies, etc. Since her eye is swollen, it sounds like allergies, but that s only...

Dogs: chihuahua care, photos of dogs, dogs and cats
photos of dogs, dogs and cats, tiny chihuahua: HI LINDA A NUMBER ONE OR GO TO WWW.DRSFOSTSMITH.COM AND LOOK FOR A PHOTO OF ONE THAT SMALL IN A CRATE AND BUY IT. I GET THEIR CATALOGS ND BUY ALOT FROM THEM FOR TWO VETS MAKE UP THIS SITE AND BOOK AND THEY KNOW DOGS AND CATS WELL. I AM NOT FAMILAR WITH...

Dogs: chihuahua care, chihuhua, fluffy pillow
chihuhua, fluffy pillow, nastey: HI LINDA YOU CAN KEEP ANY PUP OR DOG IN A CRATE, NOT A CAGE, WITH A NICE FLUFFY PILLOW OR BLANKET WITH TOYS, NO FOOD IN IT. NO LONGER THAN 8 HOURS AND HAVE SOME BODY STOP AND WALK IT ON A BREAK FOR HALF HOUR AND IT SHOULD DO FINE. DO NOT UNE A CRATE FOR...

Dogs: chihuahua concussion, little dogs, weezing
little dogs, weezing, brain surgery: I understand that completely. If they did a cat scan (which are pricey) and they found something then they of course would want to take blood and run test and all that stuff. You know what though they would run all those test and after that then they would...

Dogs: chihuahua coughing, kennel cough, days god
kennel cough, days god, cold nose: Hi Louana, She shouldn t still be coughing if you got the food out, although maybe her throat is a little sore and that may be why. Have you had her in a boarding kennel recently? If so, it could be kennel cough. If not, then I really wouldn t worry about...

Dogs: chihuahua's dew claw ripped off, dew claw, dew claws
dew claw, dew claws, dewclaws: Hi Chrissy! I don t know what happened! I answered this question the same day you sent it, and for some reason it didn t go through. All Experts just notified me that this has not been answered. My apologies! I m sure by now you realize that she will be...

Dogs: chihuahua dog, emergency c, female chihuahua
emergency c, female chihuahua, c sections: Hi Vanessa and thanks for your question. If both of your dogs are intact (not fixed), they yes, they can produce puppies. However, I don t advise those with no experience breeding, take on this responsibility. Chi s are prone to delivery problems and it...

Dogs: chihuahua not eating after giving birth, black discharge, foul odor
black discharge, foul odor, safe side: Donna, That discharge is normal at first and will linger somewhat. I should have asked if there was a foul odor which would indicate a decaying puppy. (sorry, don t mean to be so graphic). I think your decision to have her checked is the best thing you can...

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

Dogs: chihuahua hair loss, animal faeces, long hair chihuahua
animal faeces, long hair chihuahua, time and patience: try ignoring the feces eating and rewarding both dogs when they walk around and ignore the feces. the act is natural to dogs, but disgusting to us. yes there are some health conserns with the habit, they can be controled with medical care. many people focus...

Dogs: chihuahua hair loss, long hair chihuahua, nutritional imbalance
long hair chihuahua, nutritional imbalance, thin coat: Hi Kimberly; Take her to her Vet right away. She should have been on a diet for pregnant mothers, and if she wasn t. she could have a serious nutritional imbalance. Your Veterinarian can diagnose the problem, whether it is a lack of nutrition r a form of...

Dogs: My chihuahua hates my husband, puppy teeth, babygirls
puppy teeth, babygirls, breeding ground: The problem is that the puppy is smack-dab in the middle of teething. You are dealing with all the bacteria and blood involved with that, and she might even be retaining some puppy teeth. Open her mouth (tiny, I m sure) and take a look around for any retained...

Dogs: chihuahua's health, fine needle aspirate, sebaceous cyst
fine needle aspirate, sebaceous cyst, lumps and bumps: Randy, Lumps and bumps can be caused by all kinds of things. It can be anything from a sebaceous cyst (pimple) to a tumor. I suggest you see you vet as soon as possible and have the lump looked at. Your vet should do what is called a Fine Needle Aspirate...

Dogs: chihuahua hip problem, arthritic hip, responsibilty
arthritic hip, responsibilty, puppies: HI MIchelle, I personally would not breed her with a hip defect. This could be passed on to her puppies. We have a responsibilty if we are going to breed dogs to try and improve the breed, and/or breed the very best. If you breed a dog with a defect, then...

Dogs: chihuahua housebreaking, chihuahua puppy, litter boxes
chihuahua puppy, litter boxes, baby gates: Hi Jessie, Congratulations on getting your puppy! The biggest housebreaking tip is not to let your puppy have the run of your home until she s reliably house-trained. That means either you re either monitoring her, or she s in a crate. You can tether...

Dogs: chihuahua itching, sweet patato, purina one
sweet patato, purina one, fish formula: Hello Deana and thank you for your question, It seems she does have allergies and should be on a hnypo allergtic kibble. The only kibbles marketed as hypo allgetic are fish and potato diets....I use Blue buffalo Co s sweet patato and fish formula for my...

Dogs: chihuahua Mother to be, pregnant females, having babies
pregnant females, having babies, food formula: Hi Susan; They need the same prenatal care pregnant humans need. They should be examined by their Veterinarian, and they should be put on a dog food formula for pregnant females. If you are feeding the grocery store dog foods, you should lookat the better...

Dogs: chihuahua mix adult dog, psyllium seed husks, frontline flea
psyllium seed husks, frontline flea, digestive problem: Hi Deeta! You can actually give Vinny some Metamucil. It contains psyllium seed husks that pull water into the stool to help move it along . Give 1/2 tsp twice a day for small dogs. You can try giving a little milk, as it normally gives dogs diarrhea...

Dogs: chihuahua potty training, housetraining, potty training
housetraining, potty training, health concerns: Hmmm, Candice. This is tricky. The first thing I would ask would be whether he is using the bathroom in the house because he needs to go and no one is paying close enough attention to know to let him out, or could it be a health problem? Have you spoken with...

Dogs: chihuahua potty training, little puppy, water dish
little puppy, water dish, litter box: Well a crate is a good idea to think about,as dogs won t soil in what they sleep-keep the puppy in the crate and let him or her out every few hours,and keep a water dish in the crate at all time,but if the puppy spills it,just offer water ever so often ...

Dogs: chihuahua potty training, kennal cough, pepe
kennal cough, pepe, cardboard: HI RAINA PUT DOWN SOME CARDBOARD AT THE DOOR YOU WILL ALWAYS EXIT TO THE SAME SPOT OUTSIDE. LAYER PAPERS ON IT AND GET SOME PUPPY DROPS OF URINE, AT LEAST IT SMELLS LIKE IT TO DRAW THE DOG TO THE PAPERS. KEEP THE DOG IN ONE ROOM, PREFERABLE THE KITCHEN...

Dogs: chihuahua problems, spoiled brat, female chihuahua
spoiled brat, female chihuahua, litter box: Hi Ashley; Well. MOM , you answered your own question with the last sentence. Her be a spoiled brat.LOL Methinks this is a little I ll teach her spite trivck for leaviong her and being selfish enough to go to work.She doesn t go in her crate, because...

Dogs: getting a chihuahua pup with a lab?, crab apple trees, purina dog chow
crab apple trees, purina dog chow, spayed females: HI ASK OH MY WATCH THE CAT DOES NOT PUT THE PUPPIES EYES OUT FOR IT IS GOING TO BE SNOOPING EVERYWHERE AND DOES NOT KNOW ANY BETTER THAN GO UP TO A CAT.? ALSO, KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON ANY ADULT DOG WITH A NEW PUPPY, IT WILL HAVE NOT KNOWLEDGE OF THE OUTCOME...

Dogs: getting a chihuahua pup with a lab?, crab apple trees, purina dog chow
crab apple trees, purina dog chow, spayed females: Hello..you have many questions. I can help you with two of them, but the rest is way too involved and you must seek in home training to help you. First of all, if you get another female, the two dogs are probably going to fight. Secondly, it is a really bad...

Dogs: chihuahua pup with teary eyes, teary eyes, watery eyes
teary eyes, watery eyes, chihuahuas: Hi Liz! If the tears are clear, then he is fine. If they have mucous or looks like infection, then you should have him checked. If you are giving him lots of attention, I doubt he misses his littermates. Chihuahuas will tend to have teary eyes, so it...

Dogs: chihuahua pup, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: One of the great advantages of the crate is limiting the dogs activity. It rests, the body slows down reducing the need for water and relieving itself. Put 2 young puppies in the same crate, and it ain t goina happen. The opposite sides of a divider sounds...

Dogs: Getting a chihuahua puppy with a 11 month old lab?, crab apple trees, purina dog chow
crab apple trees, purina dog chow, spayed females: Hi, I would still be concerned about the Golden. Terriers are very tenacious & can be aggressive, especially if they feel challenged by another dog. If the Golden acts aggressive at all towards the Terrier, odds are the terrier will act aggressive back,...

Dogs: Getting a chihuahua puppy with a black lab?, crab apple trees, purina dog chow
crab apple trees, purina dog chow, spayed females: I suggest you get your lab spayed as soon as possible as there is no reason to wait. I also suggest you postpone the acquisition of another dog at this point in your life. It sure sounds like you have your hands full, and you are not sure where you are going...

Dogs: my chihuahua puppy, puppy housebreaking tips, chihuahua puppy
puppy housebreaking tips, chihuahua puppy, runny eyes: HI Jess! My apologies to you! I DID answer this question, but for some reason it didn t go through! All Experts just notified me of this. I am so sorry. I suggested that you go online or to the library and get a good book on training your dog. You...

Dogs: My chihuahua "Sammy", hi amy, brisk walk
hi amy, brisk walk, sammy: Hi Amy, The discharge from your dog s penis is called smegma and is normal. Dogs can get depressed. Take him out for a walk or play with him. This will usually stimulate him and make him feel better. A change in scenery, so to speak, can do wonders....

Dogs: chihuahua-sick, frequent intervals, chihuaua
frequent intervals, chihuaua, tooth decay: Hi Debbie, Your dog s bad breath is probably a sign of tooth decay, or an oral infection. If you don t regularly brush your dog s teeth, the chances are high that she s having a fair amount of oral pain, since she s refusing to eat. You need to make...

Dogs: My chihuahua has swelling in the mouth and behind her ears, adult teeth, true tea
adult teeth, true tea, baby teeth: Hi Christine! She could have been bitten by a spider or stung by something. This will make her swell. It could possibly be something with her gums, but I doubt it. Your Vet can remove the baby teeth if they don t fall out. If it were me, I would have her...

Dogs: chihuahua testicle, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, lb male: Where was he stung? He might still be itchy from that. Since dogs cannot scratch their testicles like people can, they must instead lick them if they itch. Are you positive he s licking his testicles and not his anus, belly, inner thigh, or prepuce (the...

Dogs: Why does my chihuahua's tongue hang out ?, tongue tip, laura murphy
tongue tip, laura murphy, best guess: Diane, My best guess is that she s got a severe over- or under-bite that s leaving too much room between her teeth. Unless she has a distinguished show career in her future, it s not a problem and won t give her any lasting issues (except for, possibly,...

Dogs: chihuahua tooth loss, puppy teeth, adult teeth
puppy teeth, adult teeth, milk teeth: Hi Regina and thanks for your question. It is perfectly normal for your puppy to be losing her milk teeth. These are puppy teeth and she will lose them to make room for her adult teeth. Just like in humans, puppies do lose their baby teeth :) Give...

Dogs: chihuahua's watery eyes and a shivering chihuahua, debris buildup, fear response
debris buildup, fear response, cotton pad: Hi Feiona, It s not uncommon for Chihuahua s to shiver. It could be a due to the weather if it s getting cold where you live, or it could be anything from anticipating getting a treat, a fear response, a or sign of pain or that he s not feeling well. ...

Dogs: chihuahua weight gain, weight gainer, vet check
weight gainer, vet check, good appetite: You have tried just feeding her more and she won t eat it? My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and...

Dogs: chihuahua won`t eat anything but table scraps, table scraps, dry dog food
table scraps, dry dog food, nasty teeth: Hi Laverne. This is a mistake that many dogs owners make. Now your dog knows that she has you trained & if she waits long enough, you ll feed her something. I assure you, no dog will starve itself. Just give her dry dog food ONLY. Try to stay away from canned...

Dogs: chihuahua, lifespan, puppy
lifespan, puppy, dogs: Hello, the Chihuahua is a very energetic dog. It can become aggressive and loud, if not properly trained, but luckily, being such a small dog, it is not hard to control. Their lifespan is about 13 yrs. It is a socile dog, if it is trained to be with people,...

Dogs: My chihuahuas, having puppies, cindy lou
having puppies, cindy lou, female dogs: Hello Hazel, I can only give you my opinion on that. I disagree with your vet. Their personality is what it is, I do not think having puppies changes them to that extent. I have female dogs both who have had litters and not had a litter and to me their...

Dogs: chihuahuas, chihuahua breed, puppy care
chihuahua breed, puppy care, caring for a puppy: Hi Cypress, I looked Mitzy up at Petfinders, she s only 10 weeks old, not 5 months. The puppy is adorable, no doubt about it. If you ve never owned a dog, then though cute, a puppy may be a poor choice for a pet. First, all of the puppy care will...

Dogs: chihuahuas and breastfeeding, puppy kibble, puppy food
puppy kibble, puppy food, stop breastfeeding: The puppies will be fully weaned at 7/8 weeks of age by 3 weeks you can start offering soked mashed dry puppy kibble and some canned puppy food the puppies must remain with there mother and litter until they are 8 weeks old to get properly soclized with...

Dogs: chihuahuas, chihuahua books, chihuahua puppy
chihuahua books, chihuahua puppy, indoor cats: Hi Lori! I just love the chihuahua breed! There are exceptions, but yes, most of these little dogs love their family and tend to be very agressive towards strangers. (they think they are Dobermans and will protect their family to the end!) I own two and...

Dogs: my chihuaua/daschund has white feces, daschund, drink more water
daschund, drink more water, front yard: Hi Jacqulyn, It sounds like he has gotten into some bones. When they eat a lot of bone marrow from the center of a bone it will cause them white stools that are dry and cause them to drink more water. If he ate too much, he also won t want to eat as usual....

Dogs: chihuhua losing hair, light exercise, losing hair
light exercise, losing hair, chihuahuas: I never said the dogs associated with ferrets. This was the best I can find. I have never claimed to be a vet, and anyone who is truly concerned for their dog would have taken it to one already...

Dogs: my ?chihuhua ?, chihuhua, shelty
chihuhua, shelty, gordy: Hi Katie! Please don t apologize for asking questions, that is what we are here for. First, I have to tell you that Buddy is displaying typical chihuahua behavior and probably will not change. I have a 10 yr old male chihuahua who does the exact same...

Dogs: chihushua, puppy housebreaking, chihuaha
puppy housebreaking, chihuaha, going to the bathroom: Hi Jill, There s no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn t housebroken. When a dog is housebroken it never uses the house for its toilet, so I suggest that you go back to basic puppy housebreaking, even though your dog is...

Dogs: children and dogs, hypoallergenic dog breeds, soft coated wheaten terrier
hypoallergenic dog breeds, soft coated wheaten terrier, west highland white terrier: Hi Shonda, I understand your children s desire to have a dog, and hope I can help you. A daschund (wiener dog) doesn t sound like a good breed for your allergic child because you said your child can t touch it without having a reaction. There are...

Dogs: children, sole care giver, mini schnauzers
sole care giver, mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzer: Hi Lynn, thanks for your question. A question like this involves much more consideration. First off, a dog should never be for the kids . As more than likely you will be the sole care-giver. That being said, this dog must be a family do, and your entire...

Dogs: Can chilhuahua patern baldness make other kinds of dogs bald too?, kinds of dogs, flea treatment
kinds of dogs, flea treatment, arianne: Hi Arianne :-) If your Poodle comes into contact with a infected Dog that has Mites, then there is a 45% possibility your Poodle will contract these Mites. Its best if you keep your Poodle away from this other Dog and also, don t let your Poodle near...

Dogs: chinese crested/blotchy pink skin, pink shades, christmas eve
pink shades, christmas eve, wet food: Hi Nancy, You didn t say, are you shipping her? I would be very leery of shipping her in cold weather, actually I wouldn t do it. Yes, cold weather can cause a pink shade on the body. I would definetley put a sweater on her when she goes out, and only...

Dogs: chinese crested hhl acne, tea tree oil, bristle brush
tea tree oil, bristle brush, many different ways: Hi Clara! I feel really stupid. What is an hhl? I have no idea. I two hairless and one powderpuff myself. I think your dog is on an excellent diet, so that s not it. These dogs just tend to have skin problems simply because of their lack of hair. I bathe...

Dogs: chinese crested ringworm, cornish rex kitten, cornish rex
cornish rex kitten, cornish rex, household bleach: Hi Cathy, How bad is the ringworm? Is it just one place, or all over? You can kill ringworm with household bleach. Dilute the bleach with water and use it like a flea dip. It will not hurt your dog! If it is just a spot or two, take a q-tip and coat...

Dogs: chinese crested, dogbreedinfo, chinese crested
dogbreedinfo, chinese crested, 7 months: Hello, first cycle is between 5-7 months with smaller breeds, The dog Can get pregnant at this cycle but is Very Ill advised the dog should be on her Third cycle before being bred. Yes she could be pregnant if you notice an appitate increse over the next...

Dogs: chiuaua, chiuahua, litters
chiuahua, litters, puppies: That all depends on how many puppies and the individual bitch. I once had a bitch who religiously whelped her puppies with two hours between each one, and she usually had litters of eight puppies. I ve had a couple bitches who whelped six puppies in about...

Dogs: my chiuaua, chiuaua dogs, metal bowls
chiuaua dogs, metal bowls, human food: Never give dogs cat food as it is toxic to dog s livers Also,don t feed her human food,as she will become fussy and only want human food,same with brand switching,just stick to one type of food and don t mix anything in it Also some dogs don t like metal...

Dogs: chiwawa in heat, spayed or neutered, chiwawa
spayed or neutered, chiwawa, chihuahuas: Hi Susel; I don t breed. I always have mine spayed or neutered, so I don t know a what time they accept a male, but I would think it is about time now. All I can suggest is try again, and see if she is ready to accept. If she isn t try every couple of days....

Dogs: chiwawa mix attacks my shepard/heeler mix, little terror, heeler mix
little terror, heeler mix, mommy and daddy: Hi Melissa; This is not unusual at all. Sunny is establishing his place as the alpha and possibly intends to make the other dog leave, because he doesn t want to share his home and mommy and daddy. I am going through this right now with a little Yorkie;...

Dogs: chiwawa, food allergies, benedryl
food allergies, benedryl, pet store: A lot of dogs get food allergies. They sometimes gets itchy or rashes. Benedryl can help if it is an allergy, a lot of dogs are highly allergic to cheese. Have you introduced a new dog food recently, keep an eye out so she don t lick so much it cause and...

Dogs: choc lab puppys skin, natures choice, dry dog food
natures choice, dry dog food, lab puppy: Hello Mike, if it is dry skin then I believe you achieve better results by treating the skin from within. Meaning giving the dog a dry dog food designed to improve the skin, such as Natures Choice or name brands such as that. Also he is a puppy and may require...

Dogs: choc. lab skin problems, omega 3 fatty acids, health food store
omega 3 fatty acids, health food store, 3 fatty acids: I would do two things One: get Omega 3 fatty acids at the health food store and put about a teaspoon of it on top of his food. Two: I would get some chopmeat (beef) and put about quarter of a teaspoon of that with his food. this should help his skin ...

Dogs: chocalate, handful of grapes, jack rusell
handful of grapes, jack rusell, dog lovers: It is Very toxic to them....its Not something we as dog lovers have made up check here for more info: http://www.dogownersdigest.com/news/library/chocolate-dog-poisoning.shtml please don t give your dog or Amny animal chocolate its very harmful...also onion....and...

Dogs: My choclate lab drinks pee, corgi mix, choclate lab
corgi mix, choclate lab, male dogs: I thought so. ;^) What he s doing is checking to see if your other dog is in heat (which is not possible because he s a male). **laugh** I would recommend that you consider having him neutered, because if he s showing so much interest in another *male* dog...

Dogs: chocolate, toxic ingredient, carob
toxic ingredient, carob, arsenic: Chocolate in large doses is toxic to dogs and it is cumulative, many small doses eventually kill. Likely what you are seeing is a carob product. I tastes much like chocolate, but lacks the toxic ingredient in chocolate. I see no advantage to training a...

Dogs: chocolate lab with bumps on face, purina puppy chow, oral steroids
purina puppy chow, oral steroids, allergy tests: Hello Debbie, Not nessairly my jack russell terrier only 1 3/4 years old gets allergys several times a year it only gets really itychy on the right side of his face where he scratches so much the hair starts to fall of his right ear and around his eye... I...

Dogs: chocolate labs, finding a puppy, lab puppy
finding a puppy, lab puppy, chocolate labs: I can t give a good answer to your question. I am going to direct you to a web site put up by a Lab breeder. I have found the site a treasure trove of dog info, far more reliable than many of the sites put up on the net by kooks with an agenda. http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/articles.html...

Dogs: chocolate labs, chocolate labs, 3 generations
chocolate labs, 3 generations, juno: Hi Stuart, It depends on what is in the 1st 3 generations of the parents. You need to research the pedigree on both parents and request colors of the 1st 3 generations (you can get a private company to research the pedigrees or have AKC do it). There is...

Dogs: chocolate, fools and babies, compound theobromine
fools and babies, compound theobromine, dogs dogs: Hi Darren; Yes, it s true chocolate can kill dogs. How much it takes can vary from dog to dog, or for the same dog, at different times. Chocolate contains a Xanthine compound, Theobromine,Caffeine & Theophylline. They are toxic to dogs. Dogs love chocolate,...

Dogs: choking, bad habit, water bowl
bad habit, water bowl, type of food: Hi Mark, It is not uncommon for dogs to drink water quite quickly especially if they are very excited, have been deprived of water or are extremely thirsty. Sometimes drinking too quickly is just a bad habit they develop. You can try providing a small...

Dogs: how to choose a good pitbull puppy, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, pitbull puppies: I love pitbulls. But these dogs can have horrible gentic deformalities. Why are you breeding them? I have many reasons why you should NOT breed. 1. There is a serious problem with pet-overpopulation in the United States with about 70,000 puppies and kittens...

Dogs: what to choose?, puppy class, lap dogs
puppy class, lap dogs, adult dogs: Hi Cathy, It s good that you are going into this carefully and are preparing to make an educated decision regarding what will be best for your family and for your future dog. Regarding interaction with the baby - almost any breed of dog has the potential...

Dogs: choosing which breed of dog, medium sized dogs, mixed dogs
medium sized dogs, mixed dogs, burmese female: Hi Mashika, Thanks for your question. I m glad to see you are going into this cautiously and making an informed decision. It s good to research the characteristics of the breeds you are interested in. That being said, breed does not play the kind of...

Dogs: choosing a dog breed, choosing a dog breed, mini poodles
choosing a dog breed, mini poodles, boston terriers: Shi Tzus would be my first choice they are very laid back and love kids,and will tollerate anything-these dogs are good for any age from babies to the elderly Beagles are also a good choice with kids,but can be active as well as loud Mini poodles are...

Dogs: choosing a dog, brittany spaniels, calm dogs
brittany spaniels, calm dogs, obedience school: Well Shiba Inus are very good dogs-they are like an akita and weigh between 25-30 pounds so they are medium rather then small,I currently own one and she is the best dog that I ve ever owned,they can be a bit stuborn,but are very smart also they pretty much...

Dogs: choosing a new pet, small breed puppies, mixed breed dogs
small breed puppies, mixed breed dogs, hefty price tag: Hi Elaine, As a general rule, small breeds are not recommended in homes with small children. Both Toy Poodles and Pekingese can be intolerant of children, so I wonder how well a Poodle/Peke mix would be around the kids. That rule isn t cast in stone, but...

Dogs: choosing a pet, basic obedience training, suitable pet
basic obedience training, suitable pet, petfinder: Hi Carol, The puppy sounds like it would make a great addition to your family. Breed doesn t play as large of a role in determining a puppy s ability to interact as socialization and training do. With any new dog I recommend going through basic obedience...

Dogs: choosing the right dog breed, jack russell terriers, jack russell terrier
jack russell terriers, jack russell terrier, choosing the right dog breed: Hi Jillian, It would be a shame to rule out any particular breed of dog because of a very generalized breed description. It helps if you judge a dog as an individual, not by the breed standard. Within any breed, there are individuals who are energetic,...

Dogs: choosing the right family dog, english springer spaniel, armonk ny
english springer spaniel, armonk ny, breed of dogs: Liz, In my personal experience I find that Goldens are much more gentle and much more kid friendly . Labs are very hyper and can be quite stubborn. While they are very loyal dogs, they require SPACE. Springers tend to be a bit snappish around younger...

Dogs: chow behaviour, dish detergent, rescue remedy
dish detergent, rescue remedy, pheremones: Cynthia, these things are a result of seperation anxiety. She is probably afraid you are going to leave her like her family did. I would suggest if you can afford to, hire a trainer. They really do work wonders. One thing you can attempt is to do exercises...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chow
chow chow dog, chow chow, food bags: Hey, 1-I don t know where you can get a Chow Chow from in Canada, however, you can use the yellow pages to check for breeders or use the internet. I don t think a dog shelter will have a pure Chow Chow. The price ranges from $100-$600 (american) 2-Usually...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chow breed
chow chow dog, chow chow breed, chow chow: Hi Sara, As a breed, I can certainly understand why you are attracted the Chow Chow breed. They are a beautiful dog. However, for a first time dog owner, it isn t a very good choice. The Chow Chow is generally well-mannered, but can be willful and...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chows
chow chow dog, chow chows, soft undercoat: Hi Sara This breed I do not know alot about only that ones I have encountered have been very nastey, hard to handle takes a firm hand to raise them. They would maybe cost in feeing a month about $25.00 with food, supplements, toys etc. Grooming daily is...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow club, chow chow dog
chow chow club, chow chow dog, canadian kennel club: Hi Sara, Here are the answers to your questions: 1. I would check with the Canadian Kennel Club to see if they might have a list of breeders, or check to see if you have a parent club up there of chows. Down here in the states, the parent club would...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chow
chow chow dog, chow chow, puppy chow: If you get a puppy, the ideal age is 7-8 weeks. Before that the puppy needs to be with its mother and litter mates learning many important lessons. Many difficult dogs are ones that were removed from their litter too soon. On the other hand, ones left in...

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chow
chow chow dog, chow chow, puppy mills: Well,most purbreds cost about 400-800,get one from either a breeder,breed rescue,or from a shelter,avoid petstores,as those dogs come from puppy mills Any age is good-it s up to you what age you want It cost about 1,500 a year to look after a dog ...

Dogs: chow chow, puppy shampoo, chow chow
puppy shampoo, chow chow, flea treatments: Hello Sheri :-) It sounds like your little Chow is nibbling and bitting her fur because it is causing her irritation. This is most likely caused by a allergic reaction to something she is being washed in, the sprays or even deterents. It may also be...

Dogs: my chow chow, chow chow, flea prevention
chow chow, flea prevention, chowchow: Hot spots can leave a bright red & very irritated area. Either way, the area needs to be shaved & cleaned by a vet. Hot spots can spread & they too need antibiotics. Long hair fuzzy dogs can have these issues sometimes. Let me know if you need anything else....

Dogs: chow chow?, chow chow dog, chow chow
chow chow dog, chow chow, sara sara: Sara, I will start with queston #4...advice for the new dog owner..here is my advice. DO NOT get a Chow!. I know they are beautiful dogs, but they are not a dog for a first time dog owner. I will be honest with you 80% of them are down right MEAN. They need...

Dogs: chow - a good pet for kids?, chow mix, family pet
chow mix, family pet, pet store: Hi! A chow can be a good pet for a child as long as they are raised properly. I would definately get obediance training first thing. I have owned chows and chow mixes and all were great and very protective over their family. Noone went near my kids without...

Dogs: chow loosing hair, omega fatty acids, solid gold dog food
omega fatty acids, solid gold dog food, holistic food: Try adding some Omega Fatty Acids to his food. This will help with the coat. If the itching is to bad, you can buy some cortizone spray to spray on the trouble areas. Also, try giving him a bath in a good conditioner. This shoulds help as well. Another...

Dogs: chow mix- a pet for the family, chow mix, kind of dogs
chow mix, kind of dogs, time untill: The Chow is a strong, proud and agile dog. Since the dog is a mix, you can not know the dogs charecteristics. All you can do is guess by adding charecteristics of both original breeds. Chows are active and alert, they are not the best kind of dogs around...