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Dogs: dog odor, stinky cheese, vinegar rinse
stinky cheese, vinegar rinse, healthy dogs: A healthy dogs shouldn t have an odor problem. I would almost suggest a different vet. Also, check his ears. Infected ears smell that way. Cut out the baths and give him a good brushing every day with a soft bristled brush. I am not one of those...

Dogs: dog paw injury; canine fracture;, hair line fracture, dog paw injury
hair line fracture, dog paw injury, collie mix: Hi Kara, So sorry to hear about this injury. The swelling is normal as long as it stays localized to the area that was injured. Is there any way you can hold ICE or frozen peas on his leg? Most VETS would allow 1 baby asprin every 6-8 hrs for swelling...

Dogs: dog sitting/separation anxiety, stressed dog
stressed dog: Hi Connie, Definitely try to stick to his normal routine as much as possible. Dogs are BIG on routine! Be sure to keep to his regular feeding times. Treating separation anxiety often takes weeks or months, it may not be something you may be able to...

Dogs: dog urine infection, blood in vomit
blood in vomit: Hi Louise, Anytime you see blood in a dog s urine or vomit you should consult a veterinarian. If you are concerned or worried over a real or possible medical problem you should at least call your vet s office, tell them what s going on, and let them...

Dogs: Beagle dog allergies; dog vitamins for allergies; , life's abundance dog food allergies; nuvet dog food allergies; beagle nuvet; beagle mix feeding ;
life's abundance dog food allergies; nuvet dog food allergies; beagle nuvet; beagle mix feeding ;: Beagle Dogs with Allergies; benadryl dog dosage; Beagle with allergies; Beagle watery eyes; Hi Becky, Yes, your new food may be causing this possible allergy? You may want to go back to the other food you were using or try a new one. I have some foods...

Dogs: dog whelping help, rectal temp, digital ear
rectal temp, digital ear, hormone level: Hi Jessica, Boy, you are going to be busy!! Yes, you are right about birthing will be fairly soon. The only way to know for sure is to have blood test done on the female s hormone level. Just get ready! Sounds like they both will Go very soon....

Dogs: two dogs????, two puppies
two puppies: Hi Holly, Having two puppies at once is a poor idea as you suspected. It is far better to introduce a second puppy into your home when the first puppy is fully trained and bonded to you and your family (at around 6 months or older). Read more about this...

Dogs: Ears odor; pitbull ear infections; NuVet for ear infections;, ear infections pitbull; pitbull health; pitbulld food; dog foods for ear infections ; ear cleane
ear infections pitbull; pitbull health; pitbulld food; dog foods for ear infections ; ear cleane: Hi Tina, This pitbull kid should see a Vet for some antibiotics. Sound like an infection to me. You can have the vet do a quick exam and give you an RX for antibiotics. Your dog may need pills and drops. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...

Dogs: English Mastiff, old english mastiff, obedience class
old english mastiff, obedience class, natural instincts: First you must remain calm and unafraid. She will sense your emotions and react to them. It could also be her maturing. If she hasn t been spayed or had her first season, she is coming into season and her behavior will be quite unpredictable. It might...

Dogs: Female bull terrier is on heat, bloody discharge, female dogs
bloody discharge, female dogs, fertile time: Anisa, All dogs are individuals like we are, the usual is about 3 weeks. They usually start with a bloody discharge which lightens some time during the second week. It may then go back to a bloody discharge or remain light in color, but they are still in...

Dogs: Full Blood Mastiff puppy, loose stools
loose stools: Hi Heather, Nobody on line can diagnose your dog, if your dog has had loose stools and bad gas for more than 48 hours, you should have him examined by your veterinarian. Causes for loose stool/diarrhea range from: stress, bacterial or viral infections,...

Dogs: My Akita will not eat, plain yogurt, picky eater
Dogs: My Akita will not eat, plain yogurt, picky eater, dry food

Dogs: Allergy?, bloody stools, beneful
Dogs: Allergy?, bloody stools, beneful, gi system

Dogs: dog baring teeth at people, misery
Dogs: dog baring teeth at people, misery

Dogs: Open feeding, own pace, dog food
Dogs: Open feeding, own pace, dog food, puppy

Dogs: Redish bump between dogs toes, vet
Dogs: Redish bump between dogs toes, vet

Dogs: recovery from head trauma, verbal speech, tannen
Dogs: recovery from head trauma, verbal speech, tannen, vet

Dogs: what to feed a 2 days old Pit Bull, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Julio, There is a product called Esbilac Puppy Complete Liquid available at pet food centers, some larger grocery stores and Walmart s. You will need to read all directions. I m sure he will need to be fed every few hours or so. They sometimes have...

Dogs: puppy weaning; feeding & weaning pups ; puppy mush recipe; , nuvet vitamins, puppy milk replacer
nuvet vitamins, puppy milk replacer, miniature pincher puppies: Just wanted you to look at this brand : Life s Abundance: This is holistic and quality: You may want to start giving them this: see here: ( My little Maltese loves Life s Abundance) http://www.lifesabund...

Dogs: female dog PMS?, brother and sister, provocation
brother and sister, provocation, aussie: Dina, If you are planning to breed these two, you need to separate them. If they live as brother and sister they sometimes don t breed with each other. Two things could be going on: One, is that she is two and at that age, they become a lot more aggressive...

Dogs: food, proper diet for dogs, science diet
proper diet for dogs, science diet, blue buffalo: Hi Landon, It s great that you re looking at getting him off these bad foods and into a premium one. Science Diet, Iams, Purina, Atta Boy, Beneful and most all other commercial dog foods are extremely bad for your dog. The sub-par ingredients they...

Dogs: German Shepard chewing on his tail, raw food diet, raw diet
raw food diet, raw diet, mild state: Hi Angela, The first thing you may want to do is have a vet check him out. They will look for any parasites, maybe do an Xray to make sure he didn t injure his tale bone, check anal glands for any infection, etc. If he s been checked and found to be...

Dogs: Help!, jack russell terrier, female puppies
jack russell terrier, female puppies, ceasarian: HOW DARE YOU How dare you irresponsibly breed your dog without knowing anything about breeding and without any funds to seek veterinary attention! I am absolutely disgusted! TAKE THE DOG TO THE VET, HAVE IT DESEXED, HAVE THE PUPPIES WORMED AND VACCINATED...

Dogs: health and growth, large breed puppy food, saint bernard puppy
large breed puppy food, saint bernard puppy, elbow dysplasia: this problem needs to be addressed now. He needs to see a vet. Ensure he is being fed a premium quality LARGE BREED puppy food and absolutely NO CALCIUM supplements. He may have hip and elbow dysplasia which will require surgery, please take him to the ve...

Dogs: help, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, animal behaviorist: Frankly, your family and your dog require a lot more help than can be addressed here. Contact your veterinarian for the name of a good animal behaviorist. Scout sounds like a very dominant dog who has never learned to be submissive to anyone or that using...

Dogs: ? herpes virus ; great dane allergies; great dane bloat; , great dane bloat; great dane feeding ; nuvet for great danes ;
great dane bloat; great dane feeding ; nuvet for great danes ;: Hi Kathy, If the sores begin to swell or give her discomfort please call the VET ASAP: With that said, here is what you can do for now: ( this could be a short term herpes virus that hits the face and the mouth areas) OR - it could be general yeast overgrowth....

Dogs: house-training a rescue, heart worms, doggie diaper
heart worms, doggie diaper, small dogs: I think putting him in a pen and using puppy pads is the best way to go. It varies from dog to dog,but I have worked in a kennel and seen small dogs hold it over night-though some do not. But by using the pads at least it will only be in one spot rather then...

Dogs: housebreaking, female yorkie, new carpet
female yorkie, new carpet, toilet training: stay outside with her a little longer. Ensure you take her out after every meal, drink, sleep, play. Toilet training is a slow process and takes patience and time. Might need to keep her off the carpet until she is toilet trained. Have an area in the house...

Dogs: jealous puppy, sweet puppy, obedience commands
sweet puppy, obedience commands, peanut butter: With time, he may become more accepting of the new dog. For now, you need to give him strong leadership. Drill him in his obedience commands. Make him walk at heel for some good walks. You set the pace, choose where, and no stops to sniff, or short chances...

Dogs: low cost neutering clinics, puppy spaying
puppy spaying: Hi Regina, Congratulations on getting a puppy! I don t know which of my previous messages you are referring to. I have answered several thousand messages. Your older dog is marking , which is not the same as a house training issue. He is establishing...

Dogs: male dogs fighting, obedience commands, lhasa apso
obedience commands, lhasa apso, male dogs: Hi Rosa, If one of your dogs was a young puppy and has now reached maturity that could explain the aggressive behavior, especially if neither dog is neutered. You should have both of your dogs neutered, if they haven t yet been fixed . Aggression...

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

Dogs: menstrual periods for shitzu's, bloody discharge, female dogs
bloody discharge, female dogs, menstrual periods: All dogs are individuals like we are, the usual is about 3 weeks. They usually start with a bloody discharge which lightens some time during the second week. It may then go back to a bloody discharge or remain light in color, but they are still in heat....

Dogs: miniature dachshund, national miniature dachshund club, american kennel club
national miniature dachshund club, american kennel club, mini dachshund: I am not that familiar with dachshunds, but weighing 4.6# at nearly four months of age, I would say that she is a miniature. My miniature schnauzers, whose final weight would be something like 13-18# as adults, would weigh 4-5# at eight weeks of age. It...

Dogs: Is my miniature pinscher possible pregnant?, vet asap, chorkie
vet asap, chorkie, gestation period: If she is pregnant, she should have had the pups already. You need to take her to the vet ASAP. If she is that far over due she could have dead pups in her and they need to come out. You said mid October so she should have had them mid December. Gestation...

Dogs: Beagle health ; skin beagle; Nuvet beagles;, nuvet plus; nuvet vitamins; beagles life's abundance dog food ; beagle skin and coat; beagle growt
nuvet plus; nuvet vitamins; beagles life's abundance dog food ; beagle skin and coat; beagle growt: NuVet Vitamins for Beagles, Beagle feeding ; Beagle Vitamins; NuVET supplements for Beagles; moles on Beagle s skin; Hi Charlie, It s hard to say what is going on with your Beagle Boy. You may want the Vet to take a look. If the area is changing in size...

Dogs: New puppy problems with old dog, nylon leash, puppy problems
nylon leash, puppy problems, shar pei: well get a collar for the young one right away. Put it on and leave it on. Make it a light weight one to start. For the older dog that is terrified, start her with a ribbon around her neck and gradually increase the tightness and heaviness. A slow process,...

Dogs: New toy, miniature dachshund, medical workup
miniature dachshund, medical workup, wonderful christmas: Hi Charles, Thank you for writing to me about your Dachshund s toy obsessive behavior. Without knowing at what age your puppy was removed from the litter or how she was nurtured as a young puppy, it s difficult to tell if this behavior has roots that go...

Dogs: I need advise picking breed of dog, selecting a dog
selecting a dog: Hi Cel, First let me caution you against getting a puppy! Puppies require a HUGE amount of time to get them trained and socialized before they can become good, quiet pets. If you adopt, it sounds like it should be an adult dog (over a year old). Dog...

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

Dogs: Open feeding, large breed dogs, feeding a puppy
large breed dogs, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Open feeding works well for many dogs, but many Labs will over eat. I really don t suggest it for them. All dogs suffer from overweight, but the larger the breed, the worse. There was an extensive discussion of weight in a recent newsletter from a service...

Dogs: Orijen and Grain Free Feeding, flare ups, leaving the wilderness
flare ups, leaving the wilderness, blue wilderness: You need to find something with a similar analysis as the Wilderness. In Orijen, the closest would be the Senior, with 38% protein and 15% fat. It has a bit more protein, but the fat level is the same as the Wilderness. It is primarily chicken, but it still...

Dogs: Pomeranian - 3 to 4 yrs old urinary infections ; potty training;, canine urinary infections; potty training your older dog; nuvet plus ; nuvet dog vitamins;
canine urinary infections; potty training your older dog; nuvet plus ; nuvet dog vitamins;: HI Dave; We could be dealing with a low grade urinary infection or some Anxiety~~~~~ I can give you help for both: 1. It wouldn t hurt to have your Pom checked, at your VET, for a UTI ( urinary infection) To prevent and lessen UTI infections, stones...

Dogs: Prengcey, dogs gestation period, quality puppy
dogs gestation period, quality puppy, puppy food: A dogs gestation period is around 62 days so she would be showing signs by now. Signs to look out for is swollen teats, gently press her teats and see if she is lactating, she would not lose her appetite, she should be fed a high quality puppy food, the weight...

Dogs: Puppy in a classroom, yorkie puppy, horrible idea
yorkie puppy, horrible idea, dangerous time: As long as the school officials allow it, I see no problem. I have taken puppies with me while teaching in a community college with no problem. The one thing I would watch is what she might find to eat. the children s food, raisins and grapes can be quite...

Dogs: My Puppy's not eating, puppy appetite
puppy appetite: Hi Lorien, If your puppy isn t acting ill, isn t loosing weight, has regular normal looking bowel movements, and has a normal energy level, the cause for your puppy s lack of an appetite may be that he s teething. A puppy will begin to get its permanent...

Dogs: Purchasing another dog, new puppy/older dog
new puppy/older dog: Hi Steve, If Rocky is known to enjoy the company of other dogs, then getting a puppy is a good idea, otherwise bringing home a new dog of any age is a bad idea. Rocky should be up to date on his shots before bringing home a puppy. Despite the charming...

Dogs: patches on dogs, food allergy
food allergy: Hi Najee, It s entirely possible that your dog has a food allergy or intolerance. Science Diet is not a hypoallergenic dog food, so feeding it to your dog may be the reason why your dog is still itching. To see if your dog really has a food allergy,...

Dogs: peeing on my bed, nancy ps, toy pom
nancy ps, toy pom, obedience training: Zach, It sounds like he is in charge of you and claiming his dominance over you. You need to take charge of this dog by giving him obedience training and walking him. Also, until he learns you are the boss he is not allowed on the bed. Until you have complete...

Dogs: putting a pet to sleep; , heart murmur, hip dysplasia
heart murmur, hip dysplasia, prednizone: Blessings to you! Sounds like your Jack s quality of life is still good. He is not having many of his breathing spells and is still able to hold food down. Pets tend to hang on for a long time and not pass away in the night hours. Putting your pet to sleep...

Dogs: pit bull adjustment to new home, cesar milan, natures variety
cesar milan, natures variety, bathroom areas: Hi Kathie, New surroundings are tough for any dog. If you can bring something from their old place over like a toy or blanket, it will give them some familiarity. It can take two to three weeks for some dogs to get used to new homes. You will need to...

Dogs: pregnant boxer, nancy ps, boxer breeder
nancy ps, boxer breeder, cavalier attitude: You can lose a whole litter in a matter of two hours, please get a second opinion and get her to a vet.... she is way overdue.. nancy ps i just checked with two vets and a boxer breeder...they both say GET THOSE PUPPIES OUT OF HER!!! they think you have...

Dogs: puggle runs away; puggle behavior training;, puggle runs away; my dog runs away; basic dog training; teaching your dog;
puggle runs away; my dog runs away; basic dog training; teaching your dog; : Hi Monica, The Beagle part of your Puggle is a hunting dog and needs lots of exercise. ( ALSO, that nose needs to hunt and sniff) Exercise your dog at least once a day. Some dogs run away because they want to stretch their legs and explore. He may just...

Dogs: puppy mush, caloric levels, cocker pups
caloric levels, cocker pups, puppy food: Hi Tammey, It depends on what all you are feeding and how old the pups are. Every different manufacturer of pet food has different caloric levels in their food. If you are feeding a standard dog food, see if there is information on the back of the package...

Dogs: puppy death? virus;, ear mites, little puppy
ear mites, little puppy, neurological problem: Hi San, I am so very sorry for the loss of your poodle. I wonder if there was some kind of neurological problem going on with this little one. Most of the time there is a virus that can cause a rapid death in a pup. Also, having your puppy in doggie daycare...

Dogs: Re: Puppy allergy, alfalfa grass, grass dogs
alfalfa grass, grass dogs, allergic response: Hi Amy, The symptoms you ve described sound like an allergic response. The best thing would be if you would prevent your puppy access to the alfalfa grass. Dogs can be given regular strength Benadryl. The dose goes by the dog s body weight, it s roughly...

Dogs: Redish bump between dogs toes, typical grass, grass seeds
typical grass, grass seeds, grass seed: It sounds as though your dog may have a grass seed stuck in the skin between his paws, this grass seed will continue to travel through the skin causing infection and the longer it is left the harder it will be for the vet to find it. Finding grass seeds once...

Dogs: Rescued brussels griffon, tooth brushing
tooth brushing: Hi Sunny, If you are planning on keeping the dog, the best thing would be to have a veterinarian examine your dog s teeth, and do a professional cleaning if it s called for. If there is a bad smell coming from the dog s mouth, that is a sign of decay,...

Dogs: Rottwieler female with no milk, not enough milk
not enough milk: Hi Bob, Bottle feeding doesn t spoil new born pups, it s an absolute necessity when the mother can t produce milk. Some dogs just don t produce enough milk for no particular reason, other dogs may have a thyroid disorder which explains the poor milk...

Dogs: recovery from head trauma, grass fed beef, pupil reflex
grass fed beef, pupil reflex, brain injury recovery: Hi Trish, Thank you for writing to me regarding your dog s injuries after her car accident. It is obvious that she is in a state of shock and was seriously injured, possibly with a concussion and some brain/nerve damage. Depending on her age and health,...

Dogs: redness on belly, purina beneful, raw food diet
purina beneful, raw food diet, natural pet food: Hi Daisy, That s a strange one. Unless it does bother him, get bigger, or change colors, I don t think it could be much. I ve just never seen that. It s possible that something he s eating could be causing unusual red markings, this does happen with...

Dogs: rescued pet potty training; rescued pet heart worms; belly bands - the male wrap ; , heart worms, doggie diaper
heart worms, doggie diaper, pet heart: Hi Priscila, Thank you for adopting a rescued pet! Good for you. It s too bad he has heart worms but great that he is getting the treatment. It is a very harsh treatment that he is undergoing. As far as the potty training, you will want to go with the...

Dogs: Shih Tzu, bladder infection, apple of your eye
bladder infection, apple of your eye, precious baby: Hi Christina, Thank you for writing to me about your Shih Tzu and new baby. The first thing that you should do is take your dog to the vet and make sure that there is no medical problem, such as a bladder infection that is causing the marking in your...

Dogs: Shih tzu puppy, shih tzu puppy, spinal misalignment
shih tzu puppy, spinal misalignment, vet visit: Four-and-a-half hours is a very short night, but it is great that she did not potty in her crate. I do cut off the water of my (baby) puppies by 8 PM when I am housebreaking, but by eight months they are treated just like all the other dogs and have water...

Dogs: Strange dog behaviour ; organic brain syndrome in canine;, organic brain syndrome, blood work
organic brain syndrome, blood work, old dog: Hi Douglas, Poor Alfie! Well, something has chanced as far as he is concerned. Wish he could tell us what is wrong??? If he is getting older some dogs do get organic brain syndrome. It s the brain slowing down and playing tricks on them. Also, he could...

Dogs: Szhitzu skin disorder of some sort., fritos corn chips, yeast problem
fritos corn chips, yeast problem, chemical preservatives: Hi Rosemary, I wish you would have told me everything that is in her diet. This, more than likely is where all your problems are. If your vet has ruled out any medical conditions that is causing this, then it has to be her diet or an environmental issue....

Dogs: schnauzer odd actions, sinus drainage, dirty teeth
sinus drainage, dirty teeth, proper diagnosis: Bad breath is often caused by dirty teeth, but it can also be a symptom of other mouth issues, such as an absessed tooth. It can also be a sign of some other illness in the body, such as an ulcer or some other disease such as diabetes or kidney problems. Molly...

Dogs: strange aggression behaviour, dog suddenly growling
dog suddenly growling: Hi Nick, Two things come to mind. First, check your dog in the area where your daughter has tried to stroke. Make sure there isn t a skin sore, something stuck in his fur (such as a burr), or another problem that might be causing some some discomfort....

Dogs: toilet training, toilet training, long walks
toilet training, long walks, poo: Samm, Hi, it sounds like you have a serious problem. Have you tried a crate for the training? I would crate train her first. Keep her in the crate when you cant watch her. Put her out immediately when she comes out of the crate. Also, if she is kept in...

Dogs: training, niece, socialization
niece, socialization, muzzle: The best thing to do right now would be to call a trainer and get her into classes,before this gets worse. A trainer can show you how to correct any problems you are having with her,often it s just lack of socialization. Trainers can do miracles so you won...

Dogs: Unusual chewing on clothing, blue heeler mix, obedience class
blue heeler mix, obedience class, natural instincts: Spaying does help some behaviors and eliminates the hassle, mess, and risks of her seasons. I would strongly recommend it before her next season is due. If you were delaying it until she was mature, it should be OK now. It may help with the pajama chewing,...

Dogs: Virus?, ear mites, little puppy
ear mites, little puppy, earmites: I personally would not risk getting a puppy that has not completed all the puppy vaccinations and not until at least 2 weeks after the final puppy vaccination will the puppy be completely covered. Parvo is spread in faecal spores and can even live in the soil...

Dogs: Virus?, ear mite medication, ear mites
ear mite medication, ear mites, little puppy: Hi San, Depending on the severity of the disease, Parvo can indeed kill within 24 hours. There is more than one strain of Parvo, and each kind can affect a pup differently. It s a deadly disease that needs immediate treatment, which is why the daycare...

Dogs: NuVet Plus and Diatomceous Earth for your Boston Terrier; , nuvet; wormers; panacur; puppy worms; parasites;
nuvet; wormers; panacur; puppy worms; parasites;: Let me know how you do with the D.Earth powder and the NuVET supplement? Diatomaceous Earth for a Natural Wormer; NuVET plus powder for the pups: Hi Pam - Your answer is D.Earth : This can be given to dogs and cats as soon as 3 weeks of age. Give...

Dogs: Life's Abundance overweight formula for your chihuahua; , dog food life's abundance; dr jane's dog food; weight loss dog food; dog overweight;
dog food life's abundance; dr jane's dog food; weight loss dog food; dog overweight; : Hi again, Let s start her off slowly with a 10 minute walk 1-2 x per day. You may want to have the VET do some baseline blood work. It may be a good idea to have her Thryoid level checked. Just take the walks slow and steady. You may want to try Life...

Dogs: wierd behaviour, christmas decs, staffie
christmas decs, staffie, christmas morning: This is like the fourth question I have gotten on behavior like this, and while I really don t know what it is, I suspect that the dogs are hearing (or smelling) something that upsets them. One of the dogs would stare at the same place on the wall every night....

Dogs: Yorkie Poo training, small dogs, dominant male
small dogs, dominant male, 9 months: Jessica, You need to take charge and tell the dog what to do. He isn t being given any direction and he is scared. You must be firm with him so he can relax and not feel that HE has to take charge when he doesn t want to do so. OR he is really cold and...

Dogs: yorkie-poo hair, shari, pet food
shari, pet food, cpg: Hi Shari, Yes, it is normal for a coat to change. However, it should not be thin. I would suggest a healthy pet food and a supplement. My website has some great one s and if you would like to try any I am now giving a Christmas special to new http://www.lifesabundance.com...

Dogs: My 2 Pet dogs, pet dogs, survival rate
pet dogs, survival rate, vulva: April, there is definitely something wrong with this system I answered this last night. anyway it can be a strain on the animals and can possibly cause irritaition in the vulva and penis area. also if a pup is conceived 3 or 4 days later than the others,...

Dogs: 2 Yr old male pomeranian, dermacare, hind legs
dermacare, hind legs, skin disorder: Hello Tammy; We have had no internet due to weather.. He sounds like he could have mange, but, for sure, he needs to be looked at by your Vet. As they will do a scraping of the skin and check for parasitic activity, or possibly a skin disorder. Thank you...

Dogs: My 6 month old Pit/Mastiff thinks he is the boss., obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Who gets the best sleeping spots is very important to dogs. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack...

Dogs: Acknowledgement of New born not Toddler Son, exercise area, safety gate
exercise area, safety gate, toddler son: Hi Kerry; Yes, you have reason to be concerned...but, at this age, the dog has formed his temperament. So, the best thing to do is keep your son in a segregated area like the safety gate, And try to explain to your son that the dog will bite. Also, use...

Dogs: Anal glands, dog anal glands
dog anal glands: Hi Pat, You can try giving your dog a little extra fiber in his diet. Fiber will make his stool more bulky, this will cause his stool to help empty the anal glands when he defecates. Foods that will do this are: a couple of baby carrots, an apple wedge...

Dogs: accidental breeding after first mating, stud owner, bitch in heat
stud owner, bitch in heat, beautiful one: If they were tied together back to back or side to side, then he had to have ejaculated sperm into her. You will have a multiple father litter..You wont be able to register this litter because you wont know who the father of the puppies is. You will have...

Dogs: aggression, aggression during heat cycle
aggression during heat cycle: Hi Ginger, Your younger female dog is fertile the week after she stops bleeding. During this time some females become extremely aggressive toward other females who may be viewed as a threat/competition. It is not uncommon for a female during this time...

Dogs: aggression, aggression problems, aggression problem
aggression problems, aggression problem, dangerous dogs: Hi Brielle, You didn t say if your dog has been neutered. That would be a good first step in getting control over your dog, though by itself neutering won t fix this problem. You need to consult an dog behaviorist. Aggression problems in dogs can manageable...

Dogs: aggression, constant care, care and concern
constant care, care and concern, new sounds: Hi Suzy; there are two main factors for dog aggressiveness; one, genetics, and two, socialization! I would try to keep your puppies introduced to new sounds, people and different situations as much as possible without exposing them to diseases! The genetic...

Dogs: aloofness by my dog, shy dog
shy dog: Hi Susan, The shy or aloof dog your was as a puppy, is the way he is now, and it s the way he ll be in the future. This doesn t mean your dog will become aggressive, but she shaking is a sign that he may be fearful, and that he isn t comfortable in the...

Dogs: anus intestine comes out, feaces, drops of blood
feaces, drops of blood, loss of blood: Hello Charmaine; Genetics are part of this equation, it just may be a coincidence that the symptoms come out when they are wormed..or it triggers their immune system at that time. So, this is a sign to change the lines you are breeding! Best wishes, Meliss...

Dogs: Bedwetting and poop eating, human poop, lifelong obsession
human poop, lifelong obsession, eating poop: Hi, I am sorry I misunderstood. Puppies and adult dogs will periodically do this...when they become more aware of their territory, when a new dog or pup comes into the house, it is a form of claiming their territory. You are doing a wonderful job of...

Dogs: Boxer, retained testicle
retained testicle: Hi Dillon, Usually, testicles descend in most puppies within 7 weeks after birth. If one or both testicles are not present within the scrotum by twelve weeks of age, they probably never will be (though some wait until the puppy is 6 months old to see...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy food, puppy food, raw food diet
puppy food, raw food diet: Hi Malia, Sorry to hear about the worms, that can definitely cause a loss of appetite. That s too bad she had to be taken away from her mother so young. The mother s milk is the best nutrition for them and provides immune building properties against...

Dogs: bad doggy seperation anxiety, shoulder area, small baby
shoulder area, small baby, neck shoulder: This is a difficult problem and may take time to solve. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can t make it back to give it a mid day break, see if a neighbor or professional dog walker can. Doggy day care is a...

Dogs: behavior change, care taker, simplest thing
care taker, simplest thing, behavior change: Hi Cairo, It may be impossible to pinpoint why your dog seems to be more distant from you, or why she seems to be aggressive with you lately. I wonder if moving in with your brother has something to do with it, since it changed the whole pack dynamic....

Dogs: bleeding lump on my dog, epidermoid cysts, fine needle aspiration
epidermoid cysts, fine needle aspiration, lumps and bumps: Hi Sara, Older dogs are prone to develop lumps and bumps, and many times when a growth is removed it will grow back. That s not unusual. Because the large growth on your dog s back seems to be a different kind of growth; that it s larger, has a smell,...

Dogs: bloat probs, feeding puppies, accurate scale
feeding puppies, accurate scale, food scale: Hello again, If the puppies mother is able to nurse, the pups are better off with that -even some of the time, than being bottle fed all of the time. Hopefully you allowed the puppy to nurse within the first 12 hours after birth. The pup must nurse from...

Dogs: blood in her poop, Blood in the stool
Blood in the stool: Hi Jordan, Blood in the stool often accompanies diarrhea, and may vary in severity. Often times dogs that have had a bout of diarrhea will begin to have flecks of blood in the feces after several bowel movements. In other cases, large amount of frank...

Dogs: Which breed should we get?, dachshund mini, adopting a puppy
dachshund mini, adopting a puppy, flexi hours: Hello Maddy; I am not a fan of Rescuing a dog! As there are many pitfalls indeed! The dogs are in the position they are in due to a horrible circumstance, so, for you to bring one from a shelter into an apartment, I feel is impractical! I would recommend...

Dogs: breeding, bichon frise, swelling of the vulva
bichon frise, swelling of the vulva, fertile time: Sharon, Most of the time the fertile time is the 13th day...The sperm lives for approximately two days so anywhere between the 11th day and the 13th is a good time to breed. The other thing to take into consideration is the color of the discharge and the...

Dogs: breeding jack russells, reproductive specialist, freaks
reproductive specialist, freaks, babygate: Some bitches NEVER allow a male to breed them. I used to have one who would bite at the males through the babygate the entire time she was in season. Your only option is to go to a reproductive specialist for help and possibly have her artificially inseminated...

Dogs: bump on her nose, vet appointment, needle biopsy
vet appointment, needle biopsy, abscesses: HI Carrie, Even young dogs can develop growths, or cysts. It s always a bit of a shock to find one on the body of your dog. Most growths are not cancerous. The best course of action is to have your veterinarian examine your dog, a biopsy may or may...

Dogs: buying a purebred toy poodle, finding a breeder
finding a breeder: Hi Jim, It s really good you re doing the research to buy from a reputable breeder. You ve found the fact that many people aren t aware of. The Canadian Kennel Club (and the AKC) are registry bodies. A CKC registration certificate identifies the dog as...

Dogs: Celia, shelley davis, yeast infection
shelley davis, yeast infection, gold fish: Hi Brandi, Thank you for writing to me about Celia. She sounds adorable but probably has either a yeast infection on her paws or allergies, probably the latter. If you slowly switch her food to a human grade fish based brand like Orijen Six Fish or Solid...

Dogs: Cheyletiellosis, Cheyletiellosis
Cheyletiellosis: Hi Terrie, Ivermectin is pretty much the gold standard in treating Cheyletiellosis. It s usually given in three doses, at 21 day intervals. Taking up the carpet is not a crazy idea, since the mite can live for up to ten days off the host (your dog),...

Dogs: Clingy Chow, Do dogs know that they're going to die, how do I talk to my kids about the death of our dog
Do dogs know that they're going to die, how do I talk to my kids about the death of our dog, old d: Hi Eric, Thank you for taking the time to read my bio and agree to the virtual contract stated in it. You don t mention the ages of your children, but they appear to be very attuned to behavioural changes in your (possible Chow or Husky mix) dog. ...

Dogs: Cooked Pork Spareribs, nancy nancy, cotton balls
nancy nancy, cotton balls, pork spareribs: Dear Brian, your dog will probably digest the sparerib bone.... But he might need an operation to remove the cotton balls as they might jam up his digestive track.. You better get him to a vet tomorrow before you have a very sick dog. In the mean time ...

Dogs: Crate Training a Puppy, crate training a puppy, correct structure
crate training a puppy, correct structure, adult size: Hello Char; Absolutely, don t keep him in a crate that long..yes, you will teach him that is his area to potty..but, more importantly, that kind of dog needs exercise!!! He cannot stay that long in confinement! Seriously cruel, and he will have no correct...

Dogs: Crate training, getting a puppy, kong toys
getting a puppy, kong toys, safe toys: Hi Brenda, Congratulations on getting a puppy! You didn t say how long you ve been crating your new puppy, but I have to tell you right off, that having a puppy bark or cry for 15 minutes before settling down and being quiet, is actually quite good!...

Dogs: cane corso, muriel lee, amazon
muriel lee, amazon, cane corso: Since the Cane Corso is such a rare breed, I really doubt that there is a book specifically on breeding and whelping them. Every breeding/whelping book I have ever seen is very genetic in regards to breeds. There are several excellent books on breeding...

Dogs: cashew Fruit, toxic to dogs
toxic to dogs: Hi Marylo, Too many of any kind of nut can be a problem for dogs. The high fat content in nuts can cause mild vomiting or diarrhea, or possibly pancreatitis if they eat too many. Salted nuts should be avoided because an excess of salt can lead to excessive...

Dogs: chihuahua, puppy foods, quality dog food
puppy foods, quality dog food, canned dog food: Hi Janee, The stress of arriving to his new home (as wonderful as it is!) can cause a new puppy to go off his food. Keep offering him food. If he outright refuses to eat for more than a day, try to entice him into eating by hand feeding him a little scrambled...

Dogs: chihuahua behavior issues, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Barbara, Thank you for writing to me about your chihuahua s house breaking issues. There s no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn t housebroken. When a dog is housebroken it never uses the house for its toilet, so I...

Dogs: chow puppy, chow puppy, maternal instincts
chow puppy, maternal instincts, best bet: Hi Bernard, The following web site has reliable information (including charts that tell you how much to feed) your new born pups: http://leerburg.com/bottlefeeding.htm If your bitch is willing to feed her litter, allow her to! That will ensure...

Dogs: coat colour as indicator of health, miniature poodle, rare dogs
miniature poodle, rare dogs, rare colors: Hello Ann; What you are probably hearing about is the fact that the Black gene will be the most dominant, and this will bring the least amount of health issues possibilities vs. the other colors, with their recessive makeup! That is a true possibility, and...

Dogs: cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, bitter apple
cocker spaniel, bitter apple, kong toys: This is a common problem,regardless of breed or background. Now what you can do is go to a petstore and look for a product called Bitter Apple and what you do is spray it on things that you do not want him to chew. It doesn t hurt the dog,but just tastes...

Dogs: concerned about dog nipples, mammary glands, mini pinscher
mammary glands, mini pinscher, heat cycle: Hi Barbara, The nipple can be slightly swollen and pinkish after a heat cycle - this is normal. Purple, bruised-like nipple areas around the nipples can be a sign of a medical condition, such as an infection in her mammary glands, especially if the...

Dogs: Dog behavior, dna test, tug of war
dna test, tug of war, pack leader: Hi K; All dogs will hump even females as a sign of dominancy....so, I feel he is remembering something in his mind to give you a signal that he is showing he is the Pack leader so to speak. I would not worry about it, If he is healthy, playing and eating...

Dogs: Dog tail stays up, tail
tail: Hi Chelsea, Knowing what activities your dog was doing the day before she began holding her tail in this odd way, would be helpful. If she had a particularly active day (especially if she s not used to a lot of running etc. or is out of shape) she might...

Dogs: Dogs, symptoms of kidney failure, molly dear
symptoms of kidney failure, molly dear, shelley davis: Dear Molly, Thank you for writing to me about your dog with kidney failure. From what you describe it sounds like she is in the last stages. The ultra bad breath is not a good sign. I want to encourage you to consider what her quality of life is like....

Dogs: dachshound, excessive shedding
excessive shedding: Hi Helen, All dogs shed, even the breeds Hypoallergenic breeds. It s just a question of how much they shed. Dachshunds shed year round, but can also have seasonal shedding season in the spring, as their winter coats are lost. Bathing a dog too...

Dogs: diarrhea followed by constipation, digestive problem, healthy diet
digestive problem, healthy diet, german shepherds: Hello Pat, Have you changed foods lately? You should consult with your vet about this as it may be something more than just a temporary digestive problem. The food is very important, you will want to feed him a healthy diet to prolong his life. German...

Dogs: dog, little red bumps, vet appointment
little red bumps, vet appointment, hour emergency services: Hi there, Being a young dog, you are correct that Junior is having a problem of some sort. Having a vet examine him is the very best thing you can do. Anything a layperson could tell you would be pure guesswork, and Junior deserves more than that. ...

Dogs: My dog is acting out...., male puppy, trash cans
male puppy, trash cans, cocker spaniel: Hi, Shawna, I can t imagine why you have put up with this for an entire year before attempting to solve this problem. Let me ask you, is the 3 year old dog neutered? If not, the peeing and meanness may be attributed to marking behavior and a territorial...

Dogs: dog acting strangley., night blindness, pack member
night blindness, pack member, fianc: While I do believe that some dogs can see and hear things that we cannot (think other-worldly here), often behavior like this is due to something physical, such as pain. Some dogs, when they hurt, develop an I m-gonna-get-you-before-you-get-me response;...

Dogs: Does my dog have aear infection???, mini schnauzer, puppy shots
mini schnauzer, puppy shots, old dogs: Hello Kevin, If your vet didn t see any signs and there is no bad smell I would think that it is not do to an ear infection. 5 month old dogs are still cutting teeth and that can cause pain in the ears. check your puppy for teeth pushing through the gums....

Dogs: My dog Bocephus, shelley davis, stomach surgery
shelley davis, stomach surgery, emergency hospital: Dear Monica, Thank you for writing to me about Bocephus. This is a dire emergency. Get your dog to you vet. He is not supposed to have eaten a full meal after anesthesia and stomach surgery. Something is terribly wrong. He may be bloating and if blood...

Dogs: dog behavior, puppy housebreaking, rescue remedy
puppy housebreaking, rescue remedy, separation anxiety: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s peeing problem. It sounds to me like he has separation anxiety and he s relieving himself because of the anxiety. You would of course want to make sure that he has not medical problems since this...

Dogs: dog biting, obedience class, high pitched voices
obedience class, high pitched voices, tug of war: Hi Michelle, Enticing your dog into play by dangling food on a string isn t perceived as a game by your dog. To your dog, it s more like being teased. It was really just a matter of time until your son got bit. You need to instruct your son how to...

Dogs: Which dog breed to adopt, apartment dogs, adopting a puppy
apartment dogs, adopting a puppy, flexi hours: Beagles CAN be loud,but can also be apartment dogs and have known of some that were fine in that situation,females tend to be quieter as well. So I think if you really want this puppy it should be ok And as for house training the best way to go would be...

Dogs: My dog doesnt know how to tell me she needs a pee!, chinese crested powder puff, mother daisy
chinese crested powder puff, mother daisy, nervous wreck: Hi, It sounds like you are doing a lovely job with your new dog. It sounds like you also might need to re-housebreak her, from the beginning. Sometimes a refresher course is all that is needed, and I suspect in this case, it will do the trick for you. I...

Dogs: My dog has eaten mussel shells..., dog eats mussel shells
dog eats mussel shells: Hi Sandra, Our four-legged kids can sure get into things can t they? If it was only a few shells and you believe he crunched them up good, he shouldn t have any problems. Dogs are notorious scavengers, they can and will eat many things without harm....

Dogs: dog fear or anxiety, german shepherd puppy, obedience training
german shepherd puppy, obedience training, hame: Hi, It sounds like you and your puppy are very bonded to each other and you love her very much. I can tell by the way you describe her that you are putting a lot of time and attention into your relationship with her, and that will pay off. Its just that...

Dogs: what dog is happy to be left alone, puppy dog, social time
puppy dog, social time, beagles: Hi Daniel, Seven or eight hours is a long time for any dog to be left alone on a consistent basis. Dogs get bored, sometimes they tear things up, they howl, they howl, they dig and scratch - because they need attention and social time with their person...

Dogs: Is my dog a lab or pitbull?, labrador puppy, labrador puppies
labrador puppy, labrador puppies, lab pup: Hi Dulce, Without seeing a picture of your dog, it s impossible for me to say what breed of dog your puppy might be. Here are some pictures that might be helpful: These are Labrador puppies: http://rachelchitra.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/labrador-puppy.jpg...

Dogs: dog misbehaving and I am pregnant, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: There is no doubt dogs can sense pregnancy and it brings changes of behavior. Exactly what is happening is hard to say and it varies. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and...

Dogs: My dog has pink eye, pink eye, rottweiler
pink eye, rottweiler, cpg: Hello Crystal, I am sorry that I will not be able to give you an answer to your questions. I am not a vet so I don t know about using eye medicine for humans in dogs eyes. I do know that it is possible to spread disease from animals to humans. I would...

Dogs: My dog is pooping blood, shelley davis, dear teresa
shelley davis, dear teresa, parvo: Dear Teresa, Thank you for writing to me. If your dog is pooping blood he is very ill. You absolutely must rush him to the emergency room. Without any other details, I can only assume the worst about this situation. He could have something like Parvo...

Dogs: dog sedation~grooming, dog grooming, vet grooming
dog grooming, vet grooming: Hi, Sorry to hear your dog is experiencing the trauma. First, do you know for sure if he was sedated or not? If so, then yes, it will take him a while, like overnight to get back to normal. There are minimal side effects to sedation. Typically it is...

Dogs: dog showing blood on a bone, teeth, gums
teeth, gums: Hello again, The black patches are normal, some dogs are just pigmented that way. It s not a sign of disease. If your dog was having an oral problem, you d see red puffy-looking or bleeding gums (at the base of the teeth), his breath would probably smell...

Dogs: dog suckling, german shepherd mix, shelley davis
german shepherd mix, shelley davis, stafford terrier: Hi Lori, Thank you for writing to me about your Staffie/Shepherd s suckling behavior. When puppies are separated from their mothers at too young an age they may exhibit behavior as you ve described. Your dog was likely weened from her mother at such a...

Dogs: dog urinating, separation anxiety
separation anxiety: Hi Angelo, Thanks for getting back to me. Usually, a dog will have other issues besides house training issues when they have a separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs usually is exhibited by barking, chewing, hyperactivity, scratching, chewing,...

Dogs: doggy "accidents", urinary incontinence
urinary incontinence: Hi Gina, Older female dogs are prone to develop urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. Both conditions would make holding her urine difficult, so if you haven t had your vet run a urinalysis to rule out a urinary tract infection, that s something...

Dogs: will doggy go bye bye forever???, dog won't eat
dog won't eat: Hi Erica, First, you should contact your vet s office if they re still open, or call first thing tomorrow when they reopen. Your vet may be able to prescribe something that will stimulate your dog s appetite, or suggest using B-vitamins as appetite stimulant....

Dogs: dogs rear left leg, sick dogs, lame leg
sick dogs, lame leg, bloodtest: Start crate-resting the dog, and get her to a veterinary chiropractor. http://www.avcadoctors.com/search_for_avca_certified_doctor.htm Regular GP veterinarians are good for sick dogs; veterinary chiropractors specialize in muscles,joints, and spinal issues....

Dogs: NOT EATING, boiled chicken breast, kidneys stones
boiled chicken breast, kidneys stones, amoxicillin: Hello Evelyn, I just was given this testimony. I think you may want to try this product. A Miracle Our 2 yr old Yorkie, Charlie suddenly became ill July 2009. He was vomiting, urinating, drinking excessively, refused to eat, we immediately took...

Dogs: Eye Drainage, dog eye drainage
dog eye drainage: If he has any redness in his eye(s) associated with the drainage, then it is probably an infection. If there is no redness then it could be that he just got something in it. The irritation would cause the drainage. This is a natural reaction to any foreign...

Dogs: eating feces, feces eating
feces eating: Hi Julie, The absolute number one way to help your dog overcome feces eating, is to keep your dog s area clean of feces. You need to pick up all waste before your dog has a chance to eat it. If you are unable to do that, this habit will continue. It s...

Dogs: elderly chocolate lab, chocolate lab, separation anxiety
chocolate lab, separation anxiety, archie: Hello Margaret; When a older dog is moved into a new environment, it is truly traumatic! Especially since he is probably really having separation anxiety for the loss of your brother... So, I would consider getting him into a activity routine, and also...

Dogs: excessive vagianla discharge in elderly bitch, Vaginitis
Vaginitis: Hi Joanne, By your description, it sounds like your dog might have vaginitis, but I m not a doctor, and I ve never seen your dog. You should have your dog examined by your vet. Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. The infection...

Dogs: Feeding a border collie mix., border collie mix, veterinary nutritionist
border collie mix, veterinary nutritionist, calcium absorption: Hi Frank, Many vets are not trained in diet or nutrition, for this reason it s best to consult with a veterinary nutritionist. A nutritionist can advise the correct caloric requirements for your dog, and calculate the correct vitamin and minerals, and...

Dogs: Food intolerance?, Food Allergy
Food Allergy: Hi Beth, It s entirely possible your dog is having a food allergy or food sensitivity. Trying a change of diet was a good idea, but none of the foods you ve tried were hypoallergenic. When you try a food trial to see if the dog has a food allergy,...

Dogs: Frequent Urination, male puppy, frequent urination
male puppy, frequent urination, pack leader: Hi Mandy; Did you neuter him? This is a marking trait, and this will not stop until he is fixed for sure. Then, stop allowing him to be in the house that long. Put him out for more time than in...this will give him the reversal, that his territory is outside,...

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

Dogs: My dog is pooping blood, scoped, pup
Dogs: My dog is pooping blood, scoped, pup, cancer

Dogs: missing gsp
Dogs: missing gsp

Dogs: getting a second dog, female beagle, cute dogs
Dogs: getting a second dog, female beagle, cute dogs, small dogs

Dogs: fearful pup, excessive barking
excessive barking: Hi Anne, Your puppy doesn t sound fearful to me, he sounds your dog might be over stimulated which is a very Schnauzer-like state to be in. You didn t say how many hours a day your puppy is alone at home. Many dogs who are left alone for long periods...

Dogs: fearful pup, fear aggression, mini schnauzer
fear aggression, mini schnauzer, bitter apple: This may not be fear aggression as schnauzers are very territorial. But whatever it is, he needs some training, which he apparently has not had. Get him into some good training classes ASAP, and keep him there for several months. Work with him every single...

Dogs: feeding my 8mth old chihuahua, boiled chicken breast, healthy dogs
boiled chicken breast, healthy dogs, science diet: Most Chihuahuas will eat all they need and more. Check http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx If it is too thin by that standard, I would talk to the vet. It could have a tape worm or something. Forget whatever whoever you originally...

Dogs: female spayed staff/mastif 3yrs, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: full blooded male poodle, fox terriers, adorable puppies
fox terriers, adorable puppies, domesticated dogs: June, It is an individual thing,,but it has nothing to do with bringing a female back into heat or to breed again. It has to do with the male recognizing that the puppies are indeed puppies...I had two male fox terriers, one would kill puppies and one would...

Dogs: Gentle Dog Shows Aggression, australian cattle dog, obedience classes
australian cattle dog, obedience classes, cattle dog: Hi, I m sorry for your loss. It is difficult for a service dog to adapt to being a family pet. The dog is used to doing jobs, tasks, and suddenly there are none. Not only that, but the situations she will be in now are different snd her role in them is...

Dogs: My German Shepherd Dog, essential amino acids, german shepherd dog
essential amino acids, german shepherd dog, essential fatty acids: Hi Shrabani, The nutritional requirements for dogs are very different from those for humans. Thus, a vegetarian diet perfectly suitable in meeting a person’s nutrient needs may be grossly deficient where dogs are concerned. Even if your dog eats a vegetarian...

Dogs: Giving the best quality of life and tapping the entire potential of my deaf and blind Aussie puppy., deaf puppies, aussie puppy
deaf puppies, aussie puppy, deaf dogs: While I have had old dogs who are blind and deaf, I ve never had one that was young enough to require training. With these old dogs, I wave my hand in front of their nose for them to catch my scent so that I don t startle them when I pick them up. Clicker...

Dogs: Glucosamine Chondroitin, stomach problems, spotts
stomach problems, spotts, chondroitin: Hi Cassidy, I would skip the supplements you are giving your dog and get some that are indeed formulated for dogs. The one I suggest is NUJoint Plus. Give them a try and see the difference. Order now and if you don t see the results you are hoping for...

Dogs: GS puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet
german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet, puppy ears: As I said before, a quality food has as its first ingredient a specified meat meal (ie. chicken meal, lamb meal, etc.), there should be a minimum of grains, there should be NO by-products, NO menadione sodium bisulfate (source of vitamin K), and NO ethoxyquin....

Dogs: GS puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet
german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet, puppy ears: First of all Hakan; All genetics are different, but, usually it takes the dog until they stop teething or the adult teeth are in. The calcium and other minerals are leaving the cartilage for the teeth formation. Being that you have used the supports, that...

Dogs: GS puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet
german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet, puppy ears: Hi Hakan, The general consensus is that if the puppies ears are not up by the time the pup is 7-8 months old they will not go up at all. Since your puppy is six and a half months old, continue with the gluing. The ears should stay glued for about...

Dogs: GS puppy ears, german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet
german shepherd puppy, cottage cheese diet, puppy ears: Hello Hakan, No, it s not to late for the ears to stand. I have known dogs to perk their ears up all of a sudden. Feeding a good premium food is vital and Hills will not do it. I don t like the ingredients in that food. A food that I believe is one...

Dogs: Gulping, wholesale pet supply, shelley davis
wholesale pet supply, shelley davis, italian greyhound: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for writing to me about your Italian Greyhound. It can be very dangerous for a barrel chested dog to gulp his food. It can trigger a condition known as bloat and once that happens the time frame for saving his life is very limited....

Dogs: Hearing Loss Older Dog, deaf dog
deaf dog: Hi Pat, It s always hard going through the twilight years with a beloved pet. Going deaf isn t painful for a dog, hearing loss is a pretty common part of aging in dogs. She may seem less confused once she adapts to the condition. Sleeping more deeply...

Dogs: Helpppp, go to the bathroom outside
go to the bathroom outside: Hi Melissa, You ve discovered the reason why paper/pad training isn t a good idea. To a dog, inside , is inside . Many dogs don t get the concept of it being okay to relieve itself in one area, and why having an accident behind the couch is met with...

Dogs: House breaking, necesities, wee wee pads
necesities, wee wee pads, defeating the purpose: Well,what you would have to do is decide on what way you would prefer to go,mixing both methods will confuse her. Crate training is the fastest way I have found of training a puppy what you do is keep them in there all of the time except to feed her and...

Dogs: House breaking older dogs, pet doors, house breaking older dogs
pet doors, house breaking older dogs, terrier mix: The problem with dog doors is they do nothing to housebreak a dog. You need to start from square one with this dog and pretend that you brought home a new puppy. Put him in a crate when he cannot be watched, and let him outside after he wakes, eats, and plays....

Dogs: Housebreaking, top of the stairs, malti poo
top of the stairs, malti poo, tile floor: As I said, longer walks. Also watch for him to go to the steps. Catch him there before he goes, and take him out for a walk. The key is to force him to have a bowel movement outside and then praise him. Each time it happens, will make it easier. ...

Dogs: Housebreaking a Rescued Dog, frequent accidents, separation anxiety
frequent accidents, separation anxiety, peekapoo: I would try crating her. Get her used to the crate, (just don t throw her in and lock the door) ;-) by leaving it open in an area where you spend time when you re home with her. Do that for a few days and praise her if she explores the crate or especially...

Dogs: Howling, cockapoo, detached house
cockapoo, detached house, bed time: At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the pattern, a period of active play, outside to...

Dogs: Infected Bumps on Lower Lip 9 y/o Cocker Mix, rawhides, husky mix
rawhides, husky mix, safe foods: Hi Jennifer; Yes, she sounds like she is getting some kind of bacterial infection may be from the rawhides??? It is too hard to say, But, I would definitely find a new vet, as she needs some kind of antibiotic, especially if it keeps returning. I would...

Dogs: Introducing lab puppy to pomeranian, lab puppy, pomeranian
lab puppy, pomeranian, housebreaking: It is really hard to say. I have seen questions where the older dog reacted in all sorts of ways. If he is neutered and obedience trained, problems are much less likely. I hope you haven t made the mistake of not obedience training him. The key to most...

Dogs: Introductions, jrt, beagle
jrt, beagle, jack russell: It may take a little more time. Usually 2 young dogs enjoy rough housing. Perhaps the beagle is too much for the JRT. When the Beagle gets it down, give it an Ah, ah, ah! an doffer it a chew toy. Before long, the JRT may accept the Beagle s play. ...

Dogs: infections of the penis in my male shitzu, margie, worries
margie, worries, vet: Margie,,,It is very hard to diagnose over the net....a greenish discharge could be normal for him or he could be running and infection. The best thing to do would be to take him to a vet and have it checked. Once he is diagnosed, whether good or bad, you...

Dogs: Jack Russell, jack russells, homey place
jack russells, homey place, adult dogs: Hi Tammy, You didn t say how old your dogs are. Most puppies need a potty break during the night, but as they get older (by the time they re house broken) they won t need to be taken out until you wake up in the morning. If your dogs are healthy adults...

Dogs: Jack Russell/Rat Terrier, obedience classes, rat terrier
obedience classes, rat terrier, jack russell: What you can do for now is to use a water bottle,spray him and say leave it and that is often a fast way to teach them However,he is at the age where he would benefit from obedience classes,as this is a challenge for leadership and classes can put you...

Dogs: jealousy, old sara, puppy class
old sara, puppy class, neutered: Sara; They are bred for Drive! So, they will be protective of the ones they love!!! I would definitely be careful, and get one neutered asap! Otherwise, the results will not be good...you could get seriously hurt! Take heed, and go to a Puppy class with...

Dogs: I would like to know my dog is the mixed breed of what(with pics), australian kelpie, dingo
australian kelpie, dingo, dobermann: the first breed that comes to mind is an Australian Kelpie and it is interesting you called him Dingo,as they also have Dingo blood in them and are a herding dog. Looks like he has a touch of Dobermann in him as well but almost pure Kelpie. You can see...

Dogs: Lethargic Dog, flat coated retreiver, veterinary assistance
flat coated retreiver, veterinary assistance, upset stomach: Hi Alyssa, It s impossible to guess at what your dog s problem is, but it sounds like he s definitely isn t feeling well. The problem can be a hundred things, ranging from a pulled muscle or joint disease, to an upset stomach, or any number of internal...

Dogs: Licking Flea Protection Off, flea prevention, flea protection
flea prevention, flea protection, flea treatments: Emma, This is the first time I have ever heard of this.... My knowledge of the flea treatments are that they take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to fully work. If your dogs are licking it off before that they are probably reducing the potency. Not only...

Dogs: Looking to get new puppy, staffordshire bull terriers, nova scotia duck tolling
staffordshire bull terriers, nova scotia duck tolling, nova scotia duck: Well one thing you can do is to go to your local shelter and talk to the staff and they can often set you up with a dog or puppy that would fit into your family as they know the dogs there,so that would be a good choice as well Staffordshire Bull terriers...

Dogs: life time, great dane rescue, shelley davis
great dane rescue, shelley davis, holistic vet: Hi Janisha, Thank you for writing to me about a Great Dane s lifespan. Typically a Great Dane can live from 5-8 years. I knew a beautiful Harlequin that lived to 10 years but she was fed organic food and had extensive bloodwork done with fine tuning of...

Dogs: My Malamute Won't Talk, alaskan malamute, sled dogs
alaskan malamute, sled dogs, pit bulls: Hi Joanna, Within any breed, there are a wide variety of differences, not all Malamutes are vocal just as not all Pit Bulls are vicious. It doesn t sound like Bob is mute, since you ve noted he s perfectly capable of making noise when you leave him outside...

Dogs: "Marking", puppy housebreaking, wastepaper bins
puppy housebreaking, wastepaper bins, puppy training: Hi Carol, Thank you for writing to me about your Maltese Terrier. I m sorry you are having puppy housebreaking issues with him. Below you will find a protocol for dealing with this. If you follow it, it should take care of the problem. There s no...

Dogs: Mini schnauzer may not be full bred, AKC Papers
AKC Papers: Hi Judy, The thing is, having papers in no way guarantees that the puppy (or it s parents) are good specimens of the breed. It just means the breeder bought papers. If your puppy is leaving you questioning what his breed is, more likely than not the breeder...

Dogs: maltese puppy, maltese puppy, safe toys
maltese puppy, safe toys, chewies: Feed the puppy in his crate, and give him a small treat every time you put him in there. Make sure he has some safe toys or chewies in there to keep him occupied. He should also have water available during the day. One trick is to absolutely NEVER let...

Dogs: my min pin, spring checkups, false pregnancy
spring checkups, false pregnancy, heartworm tests: This shouldn t have anything to do with diet. If you are positive that she is not pregnant, it sounds to me like she is having a false pregnancy. A false pregnancy can mimic a real pregnancy down to the last detail... except that there are no puppies. It is...

Dogs: mini Dachshund heat, mini dachshund, suitable mate
mini dachshund, suitable mate, personality change: The sexual drive can be stronger as she gets older.. A more important fact is she is 6 and to start breeding at that age can cause problems. You could be looking at an expensive c-section because her bones are not as flexible at that age.. So I would suggest...

Dogs: missing gsp, high anxiety, hope to god
high anxiety, hope to god, stealing food: First it is possible that animal control might have picked him up,so try looking at every animal control or shelter in your area just in case. Also someone might have taken him in,not knowing he had a family so it might be a good idea to make fliers. Another...

Dogs: mother dog, nursing, antibiotics
nursing, antibiotics: Hi Rusty, It s good you separated your nursing dog! Strong antibiotics that can interfere with bone growth in newborn puppies. I would think if you were advised to remove the mother dog from her litter so she would be prevented from nursing, then reuniting...

Dogs: moving with dogs, choosing a puppy, natural personality
choosing a puppy, natural personality, temperament testing: Hi Cindy, If you re not going to be moving for another year, it s really up to you whether you get your puppy now, or put it off and get the puppy after the move. If it were me, I wouldn t hesitate getting the puppy now. Look at it this way, you have...

Dogs: Natural pain killer, joint pain
joint pain: Hi Jim, It s important you provide adequate pain relief to your dog. Being in constant pain can really impact on his quality of life. It is better to prevent pain than to try to eliminate it after the fact. Don t wait to see your dog limping or struggling...

Dogs: NEW DOG OLD DOG BARKING, old dog, benji
old dog, benji, muzzle: Elaine; I would hire someone to take care of him while you are recooperating, or send him to Doggie day care while you can t get physical. It is obvious, he needs exercise as you mentioned. Otherwise, I would give him to someone else for now while you...

Dogs: New Puppy, chow mix, wire grid
chow mix, wire grid, housebreaking: I don t like the pads and never use them. I like to start straight outside. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when...

Dogs: New Puppy in Home with Existing Pet, border collie boxer, female puppy
border collie boxer, female puppy, boxer mix: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: i need help, puppy biting
puppy biting: Hi Hippy, Teach your puppy that biting hurts you. When he bites, give a sharp NO! or OUCH! - or even a loud yelp like a dog would make when it s hurt. Be loud! The point is to momentarily startle your puppy, and to make him aware that his biting has...

Dogs: new food for my irish terrier puppy, irish terrier puppy, omega 3 fatty acids
irish terrier puppy, omega 3 fatty acids, irish pup: Hi Blair, If it is Nutrachoice, Petsmart carries that brand. I want you to be aware that all the wire haired coated terriers need high fat diets....AND need to be FLEA FREE.... If you follow those two rules you will never have skin or coat problems...If...

Dogs: new pup with sick dog, llewellen setter, sick dogs
llewellen setter, sick dogs, getting a new puppy: Hi Linda; Actually, we have found, that older dogs and sick dogs are spurred by new puppies in their lives! It really may keep him here longer, just for the competition sake. So, don t feel bad, you are already committed, and life is short, Enjoy! Meliss...

Dogs: nightly barking, squirt bottle, water pistol
squirt bottle, water pistol, aerobic exercise: Hi Cheryl, You didn t say if your dog is crated at night, or kept in a separate room from where you sleep. If the dog is kept alone, in a separate part of your home at night, that could be a reason for the barking. If this is the case, have you tried...

Dogs: nothing we can do, symptoms loss of appetite, cheese pasta
symptoms loss of appetite, cheese pasta, gaudet family: Hi Erica, It s sad but true, there comes a point where you really can t do anything more in the way of treatments. At that point, you need to think of keeping your dog as comfortable as possible, and to ease it s suffering. This is the hardest part...

Dogs: Obsessive dog, obedience classes, separation anxiety
obedience classes, separation anxiety, visual contact: It could be mild separation anxiety,which is common in dogs that have had multiple owners. A good way to bond your dog to your boyfriend better would be for him to take him to obedience classes on his own,and then practice the commands together. Not only do...

Dogs: Older Dog, blood sugar levels, poor absorption
blood sugar levels, poor absorption, diabetic conditions: Hi Rebecca, It s normal for dogs to loose some muscle mass as they age. Perhaps that the reason your dog looks trimmer. It s good you ve taken your dog to the vet when you noticed her weight loss, and even better that nothing was found! Just the same,...

Dogs: overbearing dog towards puppy, command dog training, pack leader
command dog training, pack leader, dog crate: Hi Nicky, Both your new puppy and Buddy need you to be a strong pack leader, and lay down the house rules. It sounds like Buddy thinks he s in charge of things, which is why he ignores you. Puppies can be relentless is bothering older dogs, and older...

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

Dogs: Please help, fungal skin infection, bacterial skin infection
fungal skin infection, bacterial skin infection, skin mites: Hi Jessica, There s no way for anyone on the Internet to diagnose your dog. There are several possible causes for your dog s hair loss/irritated skin, ranging from a fungal skin infection, skin mites (some varieties are microscopic), bacterial skin infection,...

Dogs: Pom's in heat, accidental pregnancy, heat cycle
accidental pregnancy, heat cycle, heat cycles: Hi Brooke, If your dog hasn t been spayed, then it s totally possible that she s having her heat cycle. I don t know what you think was stuck on her. It s a pity you didn t get your dog spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle, when she would...

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

Dogs: Puppy that bites down, puppy biting
puppy biting: Hi Kimberly, Congratulations of getting a puppy! It s totally normal and natural for a 2 1/2 month puppy to have boundless energy, and to bite. Even if your puppy is not biting hard, you should never encourage a puppy to bite, not even in play. ...

Dogs: Puppy House Training, little dogs, cairn terrier
little dogs, cairn terrier, pup: Maria; She may be holding it, as she is confused to where she is and where her Potty Area is. I think you are going to have to make her stay outside for quite a bit of time, then let her in...praise her if you are outside with her, as she does her job!...

Dogs: patti helped my dog live another week!!, loss of a dog
loss of a dog: Hi Erica, I m so very sorry to hear about Belle s passing. I know she loved you dearly, and you loved her right back. This is the saddest part of pet ownership, but it s a comfort to know that Belle is free from her suffering now. If you re anything...

Dogs: poopy pup, dinning room table, clock work
dinning room table, clock work, lavish praise: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: potty/house training, adult teeth, wire grid
adult teeth, wire grid, housebreaking: It takes a while to pick up on the idea of going to the door. I think the pads only confuse things. I would work on going outside. Try to identify when he really needs to go out so he will understand why you are going out. At 8 weeks, their teeth are...

Dogs: potty training, mental stimulation, going to the bathroom
mental stimulation, going to the bathroom, can of worms: Hi Stacie, Your puppy s reluctance to use the house training pads are a testament to how well you house trained him. Using pads now, after he s been trained to only eliminate outside can open a can of worms you d rather not deal with. Some dogs are utterly...

Dogs: potty training at pet store bought puppy, crate training, pet store
crate training, pet store, mid day: This will be a tough problem to solve. It is not one I have personally encountered and solved or seen many successful reports. I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can t make it back to give it a mid day break,...

Dogs: Getting another puppy, border collie, fur ball
border collie, fur ball, gut instinct: Hi Stacy, It s really a personal decision as to whether or not you should get a second puppy now, or wait. You should talk over your concerns with your fiancée, because they are justified. Not having enough time for a new puppy would not be a good thing...

Dogs: puppy born with three toes?, yorkshire terrier, rear foot
yorkshire terrier, rear foot, genetic defect: Jina; Yes, this is a genetic defect! Although you paid $500. I would not consider that price a Full breeding quality dog.Most quality Yorkies sell upwards of $1,500. I would not breed her, because this will effect your offspring. Regards, Meliss...

Dogs: puppy staying outside, child gates, puppy shots
child gates, puppy shots, adult dogs: Hi Crystal, Frankly, how your roommate feels about dogs is something you should have considered long before you ever brought home a puppy. A three month old puppy is much too young to stay outside. By keeping a puppy outside at this age, you would...

Dogs: puppy teeth, tooth loss
tooth loss: Hi Ash, By the time a puppy is 6 to 7 months of age, generally all the baby teeth have been replaced with 42 adult or permanent teeth. Occasionally, the normal process fails, and the baby teeth do not fall out. This is commonly referred to as retained...

Dogs: Question about dog food, dog chf, dog food
dog chf, dog food, dog health: Sorry to hear about your baby with CHF. We also have dachshund and we are well attached. Taste of The Wild and EVO are great foods. Premium food companies try harder to control sodium levels but it s still hard to do. Remember, moist foods like canned or...

Dogs: Rescue Dog, spaniel mix, obedience classes
spaniel mix, obedience classes, rescue dogs: What often helps is when you go on walks take little treats with you,and have people give them to her,so she will accept people better. It is good you are taking her with you,as well as the treats exposure is the best way for her to get used to new situations....

Dogs: Rescue Dog Help, humane shelter, hotdogs
humane shelter, hotdogs, good samaritan: Something might have happened to her when she got out,could have been anything from kids chasing her,to being near an aggressive dog in the shelter. What can help is a little coaxing with a favorite treat,such as chopped up hotdogs. Since you don t know what...

Dogs: Shih Tzu behaving weirdly, puppy housebreaking, bladder problem
puppy housebreaking, bladder problem, potty problems: Hi Emily, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s potty problems. It sounds to me like she has separation anxiety or some kind of emotional issues and she s relieving herself because of this. You would of course want to make sure that she has not...

Dogs: Skin problem, immune builder, vets office
immune builder, vets office, face area: Hi, Sorry to hear your baby is having difficulties. From what you are describing, it could certainly be mites or mange as it s more commonly known. One of the tell-tell signs of mites will be the constant scratching of the area. It s got to be really...

Dogs: Sleep, jack russells, interactive toy
jack russells, interactive toy, biscuits: You are going to have to see if they can sleep through the night It will be next to impossible, but, you might get them some kind of interactive toy, like the kind that you can stuff with peanut butter, and biscuits...that way give it to them when you go...

Dogs: Sore on bottom lip, nuvet, bottom lip
nuvet, bottom lip, derrick: Hello Derrick, I just learned that NuVet Plus works wonders on these sores. call 1800-474-7044 use 42299 to save on your order. They have a 100% money back guarantee if you don t see an improvement in 60 days. www.nuvet.com/42299 Susan Potts, CPG ...

Dogs: Spooked dog, new born babies, marrow bones
new born babies, marrow bones, thyroid test: Hi Laura, Thank you for writing to me about your beautiful husky/shepherd mix. He is so handsome. Thank you for sending me the photo. I ve always had northern breeds of my own, including 2 huskies and several samoyeds. My first suggestion for your...

Dogs: Swelled up nipples and growling, shelley davis, emergency appointment
shelley davis, emergency appointment, false pregnancy: Hi Melissa, Thank you for writing to me about your female mixed breed. This situation is not related to your boyfriend being out of town. This is a serious medical problem. Your dog may be going through a false pregnancy. This happens when a dog s...

Dogs: saliva stains on a white coat, haired dogs, spotts
haired dogs, spotts, wafers: Hello Robert, Saliva stains are caused by licking and that needs to be address. Usually an allergy is the reason for the behavior. I suggest you order NuVet Plus. Give two wafers daily until you see the results you are looking for and then continue to...

Dogs: screaming dog, anxiety response, separation anxiety
anxiety response, separation anxiety, iaabc: Hi Teresa, I m between you and your son, I m sure you ve already tried many things to help your dog get over his fear or anxiety response. Sometimes reading about how to fix a problem isn t the answer. It sounds like it s time to have a dog behaviorist...

Dogs: getting a second dog, dutch shepherd, beagles
dutch shepherd, beagles, having children: Melissa, A Dutch Shepherd is a fairly aggressive dog.. More aggressive than a rottweiler or doberman...They are not good with little children unless the child is an alpha, and how can that be for a baby. Also, you would have to get one over 6 months old...

Dogs: separation anxiety, nervous dog
nervous dog: Hi Marilyn, It s really impossible to say how long your son s dog will be acting this way. When arriving in a new home, it s not unusual for a newly adopted dog take take several weeks to a month before it s acclimated to it s new home. If the dog has...

Dogs: seperation anxiety, medical questions, hotel manager
medical questions, hotel manager, store owner: A service dog is a dog that is TRAINED to mitigate a disability. A disability under the ADA is an impairment that SEVERELY limits a major life function, (ie. walking, talking, hearing, seeing, etc). Since I am not a judge in a court of law, my opinion has...

Dogs: skin, chinese crested powderpuff, baby alisha
chinese crested powderpuff, baby alisha, vinegar and water: Alisha, Your dog needs to see a vet. Until you can get to one, make a solution of white vinegar and water. 1/4 teasp of vinegar and 1 tablespoon water. Take cotton ball and dip it in there and swab out the ears....Your dog still needs to see a vet...Black...

Dogs: skittish greyhound, build dog's confidence
build dog's confidence: Hi Dorothy, Obedience training using positive methods can help the dog to understand that you are in charge and that he can trust you to keep him safe. Keep training periods short, upbeat and fun. Reward desirable behavior and ignore wrong behavior. Helping...

Dogs: staffie, vaginal hyperplasia, responsible dog breeder
vaginal hyperplasia, responsible dog breeder, swelling of the vagina: Hi Catherine, It is normal for the vulva to swell and the vagina to thicken during the heat cycle. Sometimes, however, the swelling of the vagina may become so great as to be visible and even prolapse through the vulva. This condition is due to abnormal...

Dogs: still not eating, omega 3 fatty acids, cod liver oil
omega 3 fatty acids, cod liver oil, sources of omega 3 fatty acids: Hi Erica, I hope your dad had some good news to share with you when he got back from the vet, and that your dog is doing better today. I don t have all the info on your dog s kidney condition, so I can t say if she needs to be put to sleep or not....

Dogs: stomach rumblings, shelley davis, stomach area
shelley davis, stomach area, emergency intervention: Hi Tori, Thank you for writing to me. If she s still showing signs of distress please RUSH HER TO EMERGENCY. She could have a life threatening condition known as bloat. There isn t much time once a dog develops this condition to save its life. There...

Dogs: supplements to homecooked food, homemade dog food, raw dog food
homemade dog food, raw dog food: Congrats on your choice to researched a homemade diet. A much healthier choice for your dog. One of the main things with any type of crystals is giving good quality high moisture foods. Whether it s canned, cooked or raw. High moisture helps flush the system...

Dogs: swollen area around sore on leg, sore leg, antibiotic cream
sore leg, antibiotic cream, inflamation: Keep cleaning it and use an antibiotic cream as well....He probably needs to be on antibiotics..Call the vet who treated him for the sore leg and tell him you are short of funds but that the wound seems to have opened up... maybe he will give you a reduced...

Dogs: Teeth falling out, shi tzu dog, shelley davis
shi tzu dog, shelley davis, adult teeth: Hi Martin, Thank you for writing to me about your adorable Shi Tzu. Don t worry about your dog s teeth falling out. This is perfectly normal. A puppy sheds his temporary teeth just like a young child would. This makes room for permanent adult teeth....

Dogs: Toilet training a dog, female dogs, toilet training
female dogs, toilet training, crate training: Crate training is the fastest way I have found of training a dog what you do is keep them in there all of the time except to feed him and give him water,to take him outside every few hours,to play with him ect and do that for about three weeks and slowly give...

Dogs: how to tart housebreaking my yorkie-poo(puppy mill), yorkie poo, puppy mill
yorkie poo, puppy mill, defeating the purpose: Crate training is the fastest way I have found of training a puppy what you do is keep them in there all of the time except to feed her and give her water,to take her outside every few hours,to play with her ect and do that for about three weeks and slowly...

Dogs: thank you, kidney disease
kidney disease: Hi Erica, I m glad Belle is doing better! Just so you know, Metoclopromamide is used to treat heartburn caused by acid reflux. If it s expensive, you can ask your vet to recommend an over the counter antacid, such as Pepcid AC, or Zantec which you...

Dogs: timid maltese, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: As much as I like to encourage adoption, such dogs often come with baggage. what you are doing sounds good. You may need to continue it for quite a while before she does better. There are ways to build her confidence. Continue the obedience training. The...

Dogs: trying to think positive, Kidney disease
Kidney disease: Hi Erica, You ve got that backwards, Belle s bad breath can be a symptom of her Kidney disease, not visa-versa. If Belle is pawing at the side of her mouth, that probably means she s having some sort of a problem in that area. Some dogs with Kidney problems...

Dogs: unprovoked biting, wheaton terrier, nipping problems
wheaton terrier, nipping problems, brain tumor: There may be something physically wrong with this dog....He will probably get more and more aggressive as time goes on. He could do some serious damage to a baby. He could have a brain tumor or just be aggressive..This is not a nipping problem I would...

Dogs: Vaccines!!, rabies certificate, knowledgeable vet
rabies certificate, knowledgeable vet, rabies vaccine: Serene; The only way to know with the Rabies vaccine is to find out what type of vaccine she was originally given. Some are good from 1-3 years, that is why you are getting these answers, but, they should have told you that to see the information on your...

Dogs: westipoos, female dogs, heat cycle
female dogs, heat cycle, mail: Hi Laytonya, If your dog is a male, then no, he s not in heat. Only female dogs have a heat cycle. Usually a female dog starts going through heat between 6-8 months of age, and then it continues twoce a year (on average) for the dog s entire life....

Dogs: worried about training my puppies correctly, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, two puppies: Rough play is normal, but teeth marks aren t. Are you obedience training them? The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own...

Dogs: ..., dog allergy, skin soars
dog allergy, skin soars, ariborne allergy: Hi, Sorry to hear your dog is experiencing such problems. If it s happening every year at the same time, it is typically a seasonal allergy. It could be certain pollens, grasses, or other airborne elements. We see this happen often in our area in...

Dogs: Yorkie Housebreaking, housebreaking, yorkies
housebreaking, yorkies, deep snow: Hi the biggest mistake that owners make in housebreaking is to think that because a dog does something in one area, means that they can do it in another...Read the following on housebreaking and see if this helps you. If not get back to me and we will work...

Dogs: Yorkshire puppies outdoors, yorkshire puppies, cold weather
yorkshire puppies, cold weather, pup: Unless there is plenty of shade, water, and breeze, dogs don t do well in the heat. No, Yorkshire pup would not be a good outdoor dog, it is a manmade dog and was made to live in cold weather in UK. Most man made breeds are not going to do well outside....

Dogs: yorkie 2 months, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, yorkshire terrier: She may be much more dominant than he is, but puppies are extremely playful and often full of themselves as they push the limits to see just how far they can go. As alpha in the house (I hope!), it is up to you to set her limits, and if she is pestering...

Dogs: 2 year old puggle (housebreaking), fireplace doors, indoor dogs
fireplace doors, indoor dogs, territory rights: Hi Brooke; Some small breeds are almost if not Impossible to Potty train.. I would keep him in a Exercise area, with Newspapers, or Pee pads until he learns his area is there, or outside...and if you want, put the area for him to go outside, and keep him...

Dogs: 3 year old chichuaha, chichuaha, bathroom area
chichuaha, bathroom area, quiet areas: Hi Missy Your three year old dog always has the option of going to the bathroom in your home, and she knows it. You ve trained her to do so. Many dogs do not understand the concept of house training pads, to them it s all inside your home, and they don...

Dogs: 4 week old pup - not pooping, vet appointment, shelley davis
vet appointment, shelley davis, vet asap: Hi Crystal, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. I would have suggested some olive or fish oil but mineral oil will help. But I would add some canned pumpkin (no spices) which is great for either diarrhea or constipation. If these don t work,...

Dogs: 6 month mastiff x boxer, stomach parasite, recovery diet
stomach parasite, recovery diet, bland diet: I am not sure there is much you can do. You could try a bland diet. If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing diarrhea try this out of the manual I have from a large, knowledgeable dog guide school. Bland recovery diet for dogs. ...

Dogs: 78lb...18 month pit/lab mix limping front paw, leg injury
leg injury: Hi Michelle, Have you examined between Bear s toes to rule out something being lodged in there, and also checked his toe nails to rule out a broken or torn nail? An x-ray is the only way to know if Bear has a fracture. Besides a break or sprain, it...

Dogs: 9-10 week old lab puppy, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, lab puppy: The best way is to deny your attention. Nothing works quickly. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure...

Dogs: 9 y/o Shi Tzu has sore leg with a pad that has turned white, foot injury
foot injury: Hi Teresa I m not a doctor and can t begin to guess at what the problem with your dog s foot pad/nail. I can tell you that the color change of on the pad can mean there was a cut, and turning white can mean it is healing properly, or it can mean the tissue...

Dogs: Afraid of everything., treeing walker coonhound, trash cans
treeing walker coonhound, trash cans, several dogs: What often works is just getting the dog used to things,slowly. What I have tried with several dogs was using a CD of nature sounds,and you can buy those pretty much anywhere and even only playing small portions of those throughout the dog will get the dog...

Dogs: Alaskan Malamute/ German Shepherd mix, german shepherd mix, cesar milan
german shepherd mix, cesar milan, different breed: Amy, A German Shepherd is a very loyal and stay at home dog. A malamute is a runner and a hunter. However, the Malamute is also loyal, so if you keep an alpha position and earn the respect of your dog, he should stay with you. If you let him out on 100...

Dogs: aggressive chihuahua with her mate, allexperts, puppies
allexperts, puppies, chihuahua: I think it can be fairly common for mothers to be protective of their puppies, even with the father of the pups. If things don t improve or you re still concerned, you might try addressing your question here: http://www.allexperts.com/el/3634-9/Dog-Breeding-Whelpin...

Dogs: Bark, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It could be a leadership or pack rank issue. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog....

Dogs: Behaviour, cocker spaniels, behavior traits
cocker spaniels, behavior traits, spaniels: Hello; Some people don t believe that Behavior traits are genetic! I absolutely do!!! This dog needs more socialization, as they are doing this from Fear ! The best thing is to find either a Class with other dogs and a Instructor to help alleviate...

Dogs: Biting Dog, cesar millan the dog whisperer, cocker spaniel
cesar millan the dog whisperer, cocker spaniel, tom cox: What you can do is to call up several trainers,and explain to them the situation and go with the one that you like the sounds of the best. Trainers can work magic Cesar Millan(the dog whisperer) has cured dogs that have also bitten several people,and Millan...

Dogs: bald spots on coats, dog food allergy, cocker bald spots
dog food allergy, cocker bald spots: Hi Ann, Sorry to hear your having so many issues. It is a difficult thing to do to get over this type of issue. I can give you a few things that may have caused and/or is still causing this and you can see if any of them might apply. First, pure breds...

Dogs: biosol for dogs with diarreha, diarrhea in dogs
diarrhea in dogs: Hi John, I ve never used or herd anyone use biosol for dogs. I know they use it on cattle, sheep, swine and chickens. If you ve used this before or on the suggestion of your vet then it s probably fine to use on dogs. It s typical of similar products...

Dogs: birth, pregnant dog care
pregnant dog care: Hi Karl, It s a real shame your dog was bred at her first season. A young dog doesn t make a good parent, anymore than a teenage human makes a the best parent. A female dog shouldn t be bred before she s two years old... but that s water under the bridge...

Dogs: After the birth of puppies, birth of puppies, mammary glands
birth of puppies, mammary glands, hot compresses: Hi Shirvani, A vaginal discharge is normal after delivery. You should monitor this discharge daily. Watch for a decreasing amount of discharge, a change in color from red to brown, and a change in consistency from watery to mucoid (resembling mucus)....

Dogs: boxer is dead!!!!, shelley davis, american boxer
shelley davis, american boxer, precious girl: Dear Jessica, Thank you for writing to me. I am soooooo sorry for your loss. You must be feeling so terrible. I lost a boxer last year and it broke my heart. I also lost my precious girl last year as well. They are with us so briefly..never long enough....

Dogs: breeding, spay
spay: Hi Melissa, If the male dog was neutered within the past month, he still might have some viable sperm and be capable of impregnating a dog. When a dog is castrated before puberty, they don t develop sexual urges. Vasectomized, instead of being castrated,...

Dogs: breeding my female german shepard at her age, healthy dogs, emergency clinic
healthy dogs, emergency clinic, offsprings: From personal and vast experience, it doesn t matter the age of the male above 6 months....Just make sure he is experienced. An inexperienced male is a hassle to deal with and sometimes turns the bitch off to the whole procedure. I would go for one older...

Dogs: bumps/rash, skin bumps
skin bumps: Hi Jeff, You didn t say if your dog is scratching, or chewing at these bumps at all. Flea bites are irritating enough, but many dogs actually develop an allergic reaction to the saliva of the fleas, and they become extremely itchy all over. Sometimes...

Dogs: Cage Training, tie down, mid day
tie down, mid day, collie: How long are you leaving him? I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can t make it back to give it a mid day break, see if a neighbor or professional dog walker can. Doggy day care is a great idea too.At 3 years...

Dogs: Chihuahua coffing/wheezing, chihuahua sneezing, coughing
chihuahua sneezing, coughing: Hi Liv, Sorry to hear your little baby is having problems. To be on the safe side, I would have her checked out by your vet before anything. If he rules out any typical disease and/or infection/respiratory problem, then it would probably be a behavior...

Dogs: Chihuahua coffing/wheezing ?, shelley davis, cigarette smoke
shelley davis, cigarette smoke, couple pounds: Hi Liv, If your dog has absolutely stopped coughing/wheezing then keep an eye on her and if she seems all right then she s passed the crisis. Can she be reacting to cigarette smoke you ask? Absolutely! She has tiny lungs and may actually have asthma...

Dogs: Corgi Nervous, socialization, 7 months
socialization, 7 months, eye contact: Have people avoid making eye contact with her or letting their teeth show in a smile. Don t let them pet the top of her head. Have them offer her treats and talk softly. She may not have met enough different people before she was 12 week sold. It is...

Dogs: chihuahua, turkey tenderloins, chi hua hua
turkey tenderloins, chi hua hua, afraid of thunder: Hi Dennis, some dogs are very sensitive to sound. If you are a loud speaker or yeller (like me) a sensitive dog like a Chi hua hua can become fearful. I want you to start speaking in a whisper when you address your dog....(of course I am going on the premise...

Dogs: chihuahua breeding, spay neuter clinic, neuter surgery
spay neuter clinic, neuter surgery, low cost spay neuter: Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing to me about your darling Chihuahua. It s never to late to breed but should you? Please read the following information from the ASPCA: Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet Whether you’ve recently adopted...

Dogs: cockapoo agression, cockapoo, spare room
cockapoo, spare room, doing the right thing: You don t state where you got Tyson from, but 4 months is a little older than when puppies usually go to their new homes. It s possible that he didn t receive much socialization. This is generally what gives the puppy confidence. I m not sure that putting...

Dogs: Dog afarid of leash/Will not "come.", cooperative extension offices, drag line
cooperative extension offices, drag line, canine club: Start with just the collar. Let her sniff it carefully before putting it on her. give her a day or 2 to get used to it. Try a drag line in the house. You can buy ready made ones, but a cheap leash cut off short will work. Just clip it on her and let her...

Dogs: Dog Breed Information, male puppies, dog breed information
male puppies, dog breed information, american bulldog: They also look a lot like they have some lab or golden retriever in them,but it is hard to tell with puppies as they can change drastically but do see American bulldog in them as well as some hound,not so much Great Dane,but again that can change From judging...

Dogs: Dog Breeding Agreesion, nancy ps, separation method
nancy ps, separation method, chain collar: If you dont correct him when he snaps at people now, he will become an aggressive biter all the time...Put a chain collar and a leash on him whenever he is around people and when he growls or even stands up to anyone,, snap that leash and yell NO do this...

Dogs: Dog Clippers, andis clippers, pet type
andis clippers, pet type, hardest time: Hi Miriam, I like the Andis clippers. The two speed is a good one to try, just be sure you are purchasing the pro clippers and not pet clippers. The pet type clippers are not fast enough to get through most coats. The blades to use are a #10 for belly...

Dogs: Dog's hind leg, bone degeneration, hind legs
bone degeneration, hind legs, oil product: Hi Aaron; Absolutely, this can be a sign of Arthritis ...and any other bone degeneration.. I would put him on a Glucosomine product for sure, and take him to the vet to be checked for any other bone issues...they may put him on a Fish Oil product, and...

Dogs: Dog Pregnant ?, dead puppy, false pregnancy
dead puppy, false pregnancy, black labrador: Yes, a pregnancy is always possible unless you are positive that she was never alone outside. She could be going through a false pregnancy as that is not uncommon in most bitches, and the symptoms can totally mimic the real thing. If she is pregnant, she...

Dogs: Dog that pees and poops in the house., pee poop, time nancy
pee poop, time nancy, poops: I believe you are not taking him out long enough or often enough. They have smaller bladders than we do and smaller intestines. Judge by how often you go in a day as well, then times that by two and that is probably what your dog has to do. He should be...

Dogs: Dog potty training, urine infections, carin terrier
urine infections, carin terrier, trained dogs: Renee, that is a wonderful plan,,, I would have recommended that myself.. Also.. If you can get a urine sample to your vet to make sure she doesn t have an infection. Crate trained dogs get urine infections because they have to hold it so long....Make sure...

Dogs: Dog has suddenly developed an "attitude problem", obedience classes, attitude problem
obedience classes, attitude problem, lhasa apso: Sometimes throughout life a dog will challenge you for leadership,and he might feel that there is a weakness and try to move in .Sometimes even something small can trigger it,even slightly changing a schedule. It is good that you are not letting him sleep...

Dogs: Dog Urinating, housebreaking a dog, kidney failure
housebreaking a dog, kidney failure, field questions: Hello Mike; Sometimes dogs do use this kind of Behavior for Attention getting! I am sure she is able to keep the pee problem in obeyance, but, just in case...do have her checked for a urinary tract infection...or kidney failure. Since she is at this...

Dogs: Dogs not getting along, border collie, basket type
border collie, basket type, close quarters: As a trainer myself it doesn t hurt to put a dog through a refresher but it is always best to let dogs sort out there order,or they will continue to fight it out. A problem a lot of people do is unintentionally make it worse by either picking what dog they...

Dogs: Dominance behaviour between two female Shepherds, spayed, aggression between female dogs
aggression between female dogs: Hi Catherine, Having two female dogs is often more problematic than having a male and a female, or two male dogs at the same time. Spaying them both can be helpful, but that isn t always the case. Your problem sounds like professional help is needed....

Dogs: Dominant Licking Dog, two different things, great personality
two different things, great personality, face mouth: It could be one of two things,though i think it is the first one 1-Even if a dog is very dominant with other dogs,it can still be submissive to you and other people. Being dominant towards people and animals are two different things,so she could still be...

Dogs: diarrhea in dogs, low fiber diet
low fiber diet: Hi Sue, Thanks for getting back to me. Some types of colitis or irritable bowel are fiber-responsive (meaning, lots of fiber is good), and some are not (meaning, low residue is better). Just a side note, in most cases, the chemistry panel of a dog...

Dogs: disabled dog, shelley davis, oil cloth
shelley davis, oil cloth, skin product: Dear Elizabeth, I might have found a solution for you. I inquired about used wheels and this is what I got back in response: ~Hi Shelley, We do have a client donation progam set up to recycle wheels that are no longer needed. We need the order information...

Dogs: my dog, emergency vet, bloody discharge
emergency vet, bloody discharge, white discharge: HI Lidia, My rule of thumb when I breed my dogs is: any thing that doesn t look normal, I call the vet...pups can catch things from their moms so easily that you want to make sure everyone is healthy...If they are eating on their own the worry is lessoned.......

Dogs: my dog, tasty morsel, holistic pet
tasty morsel, holistic pet, tasty treats: Hi Dayzsanae, I m going to try to help you with your situation. Dogs that are scared needs to be handled in a special way. I would try just walking her on a leash in a nice place to get her used to you as a protector. This creates a bonding between you...

Dogs: My dog is affraid of walks, behavior, cesar
behavior, cesar: Hi Ashley, This is definitely a dominance issue. He, as well as the other dogs need to know who the pack leader(s) are in the house and their boundaries and limitations. You will need to work with a behaviorist in your area. Make sure they train the...

Dogs: My dog is bleeding, urinary track infection, kidney stone
urinary track infection, kidney stone, prostate problem: One of three things, none of them good....a kidney stone problem, a urinary track infection, or prostate problem and a trip to the vet is a necessity. If he is drinking much more it might be a urinary track infection which will be the cheapest and easiest...

Dogs: dog, breasts, two plump but no milk, warm compresses, wash clothes
warm compresses, wash clothes, thanks to the creator: Colin; She may have Mastitis in which will need to see a VET. Please have her checked, as an infection can occur from the continued compaction.. Don t stick any needles into the dog! Very dangerous!! You need to put warm compresses or wash clothes onto...

Dogs: dog breeds :), old baby girl, stay at home mom
old baby girl, stay at home mom, month old baby: Hi, I am giving you a choice of large and small LARGE: collie smooth or rough bearded collie golden retriever greyhound soft coated wheaten boxer male or female, make sure they get along...

Dogs: my dog chews everything inside the house, samoyan, exercise area
samoyan, exercise area, dog chews: Hello Janise; You must give her more Outside time! She is a Large dog with lots of drive..she is bored. So, set up an exercise area, And let her hang out with her toys. Give her a minimum time inside, and with you on a leash to watch and guide her....

Dogs: dog food, dog food, raw fod dogs
dog food, raw fod dogs: Hi Toni, I ve seen that video floating around on the net before. For the most part he s right. Commercial dog foods are bad news and a leading problem for dog s health these days. However, there are premium grade foods made by small companies who really...

Dogs: Getting dog groomed, liquid hand soap, groomer
liquid hand soap, groomer, glob: I wouldn t take him to the groomer until after the stitches come out; he certainly shouldn t get a bath until then. Those ticks do need to come off, however. My daughter brought home a little gizmo called Tick Twister Pro , and it works like a charm in...

Dogs: dog growth, english bull terriers, mini bull terriers
english bull terriers, mini bull terriers, mini bull terrier: It would really depend on what genes were stronger,like what dog was the mother,and what one was the father ect Even mini bull terriers are pretty bulky minis tend to have a bit leaner face. But if he was mixed with an unknown breed it would be hard to predict...

Dogs: dog injury, dog bitten by dog
dog bitten by dog: Hi Aimee, Unfortunately, there isn t a substitute for veterinary care when it s needed. The saliva in most animals contains large quantities of bacteria and can easily spread infection through its bite. A small bite which may not appear particularly...

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

Dogs: my dog and Prednisone, urinary track infection, check ups
urinary track infection, check ups, hind legs: Yes, it is the same drug, but I would caution you to be sure that the dosage of YOUR pills is the correct dosage for the dog. As you probably know, steroids should not be taken long-term without periodic check-ups; they mask symptoms of other diseases, and...

Dogs: dog not pooping and shes puking, immune system builder, nuvet
immune system builder, nuvet, tiny drop: Hi Matt, It could be stress, some dogs get very upset when their owners are away. As for the problem, have you check with your vet about it? The food change may also be an issue. It s really hard for me to say without knowing the general health of her....

Dogs: dogs, obedience commands, long term goal
obedience commands, long term goal, large and in charge: Hi Phyllis; Rottweilers are slow growing! They don t mature until they are two years old...while they are developing, they have large needs! Teething is one. The idea of having one in the house will be a great accomplishment, while you are gone..but, I...

Dogs: dogs car windows and blowing in ther face, standard schnauzer, car windows
standard schnauzer, car windows, turn my head: The dogs are air-scenting when they have their heads out the window... quickly sucking in the daily news for a large area at an astronomical speed of 70. On foot, it would take them days to cover that much ground and get as much information as they probably...

Dogs: dogs jumping, cattle dog, coolness
cattle dog, coolness, scratches: Well, this is a question I never expected to see. *G* :) Normally when a dog is doing something that a person doesn t want it to do, he has to think of a way to make the behavior inaccessible or unpleasant to the dog... in this case, putting the car somewhere...

Dogs: my dogs pregnancy, mucus plug, hello dawn
mucus plug, hello dawn, whelp: Hello Dawn; Dogs can actually start producing milk up to two weeks before they deliver...not common, but possible. You want to check to see if the Mucus plug is coming down out of her Vagina, and if you see some thick kind of gummy stuff, that should...

Dogs: My dogs vulva looks raw, bichon frise, heat cycle
bichon frise, heat cycle, important health: Hello again, Perhaps you misunderstood your vet. A simple web search will show you the recommended age to spay a dog. If your vet thinks your dog is indeed pregnant, he or she can end the pregnancy, and spay your dog at the same time. You ll never have...

Dogs: excited dog, pit bull mix, obedience classes
pit bull mix, obedience classes, obedience training: The dogs should be introduced on neutral territory, like a park or neighbor s yard. Taking them for walks together on leash will help them to get to know each other better without actually allowing them to interact. If the adult dog gets too rough, she should...

Dogs: Female dog in heat living with a male dog, female dog in heat, dog mating
female dog in heat, dog mating, separating female dog and male: Why not get her spayed? It is better for the females health anyway. Or get the male neutered. No she won t stay in heat longer, it lasts about 3 weeks and happens usually every 6 months. You need to keep them separated and be careful because males can...

Dogs: Fighting Shih Tzu's, hording
hording: Hello again, Veronica. Having 18 dogs are way too many dogs to own. It sounds very much like your love of animals is out of out of control. Dogs have their own society, and when there is an excessive number of dogs, there are bound to be behavioral...

Dogs: Flea control, customer service rep, plastic applicator
customer service rep, plastic applicator, flea control: I don t know the answer to that, but you can either compare the items, side by side, ingredient by ingredient, or you can call the companies and ask their customer service rep. If there isn t a 1-800- number on the box, you should be able to find the phone...

Dogs: Fleas on my 7 month old puppy, fleas
fleas: Hi Autumn, It s usually not a good idea to bathe a dog with dish soap or any human shampoo. There are detergents in these products that will strip the oils out of his skin and coat. Without these oils, he will have very dry skin and he could start scratching...

Dogs: Freda, kidney problem, zithro
kidney problem, zithro, loss of appetite: Hi Tamra, Knowing having a little more info on Freda s condition is helpful. The shaking can mean Freda doesn t feel well, but it s impossible to guess at what the problem is, by that symptom alone. The Zithromax you originally asked about is an...

Dogs: Freda-dog a rescue I love dearly, normal body temperature range, heart disease in dogs
normal body temperature range, heart disease in dogs, normal body temperature: Hi Tamra, Thanks for getting back to me with an update of your dog s condition! Pyometira is a serious infection which can be life-threatening, so it s really good that things worked out, and you were able to get her treated by a vet. I hope Freda...

Dogs: Alaskan Malamute/ German Shepherd mix
Dogs: Alaskan Malamute/ German Shepherd mix

Dogs: Dog potty training, lavish praise
Dogs: Dog potty training, lavish praise

Dogs: dog growth, leg bones, growth plates
Dogs: dog growth, leg bones, growth plates, nutrition

Dogs: substitute for canned pumpkin, scop, german shepherd
Dogs: substitute for canned pumpkin, scop, german shepherd, acorn

Dogs: Wheezing,Snoring,Gasping, medicine
Dogs: Wheezing,Snoring,Gasping, medicine

Dogs: false pregnancy, false pregnancy
false pregnancy: Hi Shelly, Symptoms of a false pregnancy generally become noticeable 6 to 12 weeks after the heat cycle has ended. Are you absolutely positive that your dog did not mate, and is indeed pregnant? You may want to have your dog examined to rule out a pregnancy....

Dogs: How much to feed a 2 year old Siberian Husky, good dog food, raw dog food
good dog food, raw dog food: Hi Amanda, Thanks for your question. Nanook is a beautiful animal. Do him and yourself a favor and throw that Beneful Puppy food far, far away. In an independent testing facility, beneful was rated as one of the worse dog foods on the market. Many...

Dogs: finding his foe, mouse problem, dog kibble
mouse problem, dog kibble, grasshoppers: The best way to eliminate mice is to set up traps. I set mine up in sort of a close circle with some dog kibble in the middle or glued to the trap trigger. You can also set them up facing a wall as mice like to run along walls and will run over a trap (or...

Dogs: frightened toy poodle, toy poodle, giant schnauzer
toy poodle, giant schnauzer, neutral place: Hi there. You may not like the answer i have for you, but why are you treating the dog like a small frightened child? The dog is never going to come and get to know the other dog if you keep picking him up and taking care of him. Try taking both of the dogs...

Dogs: Giardia that doesnt seem to go away, Giardia
Giardia: Hi Jennie, Metronidazole is only 67-74 % effective in eliminating Giardia from dogs, if your puppy has had two bouts of this infestation, it s possible that having another prescription medication would be more effective. If a 5 - 7 day course of metronidazole...

Dogs: Glucosamine, chondroitin, joint pain
joint pain: Hi Martine, Some people swear by Glucosamine, others don t see a lot of improvement. It helps to begin Glucosamine before there is significant joint damage. A glucosamine supplement should also contain chondroitin, and if possible MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)....

Dogs: girldog, spay
spay: Hi Brenda, A female dog gets the most in health benefits if she is spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle (only male dogs get neutered). You can spay a dog at any age though, there would still be health benefits to be gained by spaying your dog...

Dogs: Help, indoor dog pen, containment area
indoor dog pen, containment area, child gates: Hi Byron, Some puppies that are kept in small cages before they go to their forever home don t have any choice but to soil in their crates. Puppies that come from pet stores are famous for this, but less than idea private breeders also are guilty of...

Dogs: Hyper Dog, obedience trainers, obedience trainer
obedience trainers, obedience trainer, shock collar: This is a difficult question. I was tempted to hit the This is out of my experience button . Well it is. I hate to say this, but it may be a case for tranquilizers. I believe drugging a dog should be a last resort. I could suggest some of the newer...

Dogs: health-well-being, best dog food, raw dog food
best dog food, raw dog food: Hi Barbara, Great question, glad you are doing your research. The secret to a long happy healthy life for your dog is to provide a diet similar to what nature intended our dogs to thrive on. When you say she eats mostly meats, that is great, the high...

Dogs: How to help a rescued dog, puppy mill, watching tv
puppy mill, watching tv, vet: What you could try is to buy a crate for him,and leave it open,and hide(not to far away and in a small room)and when he goes in it,shut the door. This way you won t have to scare him anymore than he already is,they usually go in a crate on there own so chasing...

Dogs: hey, pup, puppy
pup, puppy, vet: call me 850 539 2292 what makes you think it is dead?? sometimes they dont breath for awhile rub it will a towel briskly nancy i just saw you wrote me over an hour ago....why didnt you bundle her and pup up and go to vet???? i only just got this, but...

Dogs: hi, low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, baby cereal: Hi Uma, I m not a doctor, but I can tell you that fifteen is really quite old for a dog to undergo any sort of surgery. Surgery on an elderly dog is quite risky. The vomiting might be a side effect of the anesthesia or other medications used during surgery....

Dogs: home cooked meals, raw food diet, raw food diet for dogs
raw food diet, raw food diet for dogs, ground poultry: Hi Ann, First, I applaud your efforts to give the best for these guys. And second, to care enough about animals to adopt the seniors and give them the best care for their remaining days. I wish there were more people like you in the world. The diet you...

Dogs: housebreaking my 10wk old Lhasapoo, lhasapoo, split shift
lhasapoo, split shift, housebreaking: Theresa; The answer is simple do not let her back in until she Potty s outside!! Make sure you Praise the heck out of her!! This way she understands where you DO want her to go! There is some confusion with her going in and out...so, she needs to understand...

Dogs: housetraing my 5yr old fem pom, crate train, pup
crate train, pup, fem: Hi there...that is because the dog doesnt understand where to go to the bathroom. The pad is the same, but the house is different and the location of the pad is different. I usually tell people not to use the pads since the dog knows they are ging inside the...

Dogs: hyper dog, red nose, back yard
red nose, back yard, hard time: Often a good way to get him to calm down would be to use a small treat and make him sit,and stay for at least 30 seconds and that helps the dog to focus on you. Same thing when you want to take him for a walk,he has to sit first before he goes on a wal...

Dogs: jack russell, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It is quite possible to teach a dog to follow commands without it accepting your authority. You may need to start over again. 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: jack russell puppy not eating, jack russell puppy, wholesale pet supply
jack russell puppy, wholesale pet supply, shelley davis: Hi Kayleigh, Thank you for writing to me. It s possible that your dog is having trouble digesting his food and it hurts his tummy when he eats. Try switching his food (slowly) to something like Solid Gold Fish & Potato or Orijen 6 Fish. Also try adding...

Dogs: kennel cough, kennel cough
kennel cough: Hi Bonnie, Actually, minor to moderate forms of Kennel Cough usually go away with no treatment at all. Treating a mild case does not shorten the length in which the dog will be a potential spreader of the disease. The possible side effects of Penicillin...

Dogs: Lab Drinking Problem, drinking excessivly
drinking excessivly: Hi Judy, Excessive thirst is manifested by excessive water intake, which naturally leads to excessive urination. There are several medical conditions which can cause this: • Kidney failure • Diabetes mellitus • Uterine infection (called pyometra)...

Dogs: 15 month old lab acting up, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, lab puppy: The Dogtra collar is a short cut in many cases and doesn t build the right relationship with the dog. If the trainer that showed you how to use it was part of the obedience class, I am not surprised you are having trouble. You need to find a class using...

Dogs: Lactation, purina dog chow, sodium bisulfate
purina dog chow, sodium bisulfate, lamb meal: If you are sure that your bitch has had no contact with a male when she was last in season, she is most likely having a false pregnancy. The symptoms can totally mimic those of a real pregnancy. This is not uncommon in many intact bitches, however, the more...

Dogs: Leaving the dog when going away, hi ed, lexi
hi ed, lexi, days thanks: Hi Ed, If Lexi has never visited your friends house before it would be best to let her get used to their house before you go away. If possible take her to your friends home more than once. It would be best to start this process in advance, so the dogs...

Dogs: laping/licking/me, sign of affection, 9 months
sign of affection, 9 months, melissa: It is obvious Glenn, that your dog loves you!! This is their sign of affection. So, if you are not into that kind of behavior, I do suggest, that you consider a different option with having the dog. The only idea I come up with is to tell her Off , and...

Dogs: our little Yorkie, named Louie, boiled chicken, sweet nature
boiled chicken, sweet nature, chicken and rice: I would definitely go back to crating him. There is no reason why a crate should not be used throughout the life of a dog. Think of it as a playpen for a toddler. As far as him hiding under the bed because he knows he s done something wrong, that isn...

Dogs: Male Boxer with growth, red blood cell, male boxer
red blood cell, male boxer, white boxer: Hi Jean, The primary use of Vitamin K is as a treatment for the anticoagulant action that eating rat poison causes. Vitamin K also has been used in animals with liver problems who are unable to produce necessary blood clotting proteins. Growths, or cysts...

Dogs: My Maltipoo, Shelby, kennal, t rush
kennal, t rush, maltipoo: Perhaps your bed is too warm for her. Moving the kennel into the bed room sounds like a good idea. The other thing is to look for anything on a timer that might be disturbing her at 3 AM. We once discovered a plant light was waking out puppy at 5 AM....

Dogs: My male Chihuahua named Elvis hates me & wants to attack me when I am dressed up & wearing make-up, why???, dracula fangs, miniture toy
dracula fangs, miniture toy, what is wrong with my dog: Neuter him is not already. Nothing will stop him from trying to mate with Marilyn if he gets a chance, injuring her or impregnating with puppies that will require a C-section for her to survive birth. It should also lessen the problem behavior towards...

Dogs: my maltipoo, maltipoo, bloody discharge
maltipoo, bloody discharge, heat cycle: Hi Stacey, At just 8 weeks old, your puppy is still just a baby. If she is having any kind of bloody discharge at this age it is not her heat cycle beginning! A dog s heat cycle usually starts sometime around 6-8 months of age, and you should have her...

Dogs: mastiff puppy bitting an being aggresive, puppy biting
puppy biting: Hi Tabatha, All puppies bite, it s very natural and to be expected. Drawing blood is excessive though, and you need to stop this before things get out of hand (no pun intended!) It is never a good idea to let Puppy play with your hands or feet – no...

Dogs: mini pin longevity, average life span, miniature pincher
average life span, miniature pincher, female dogs: Hi Kin, The average life span for a Miniature Pincher is 13-15 years. Things that help a dog life a longer life would be: prompt medical care when problems arise, spaying or neutering early (before the onset of a first heat cycle for female dogs,...

Dogs: Can miniature dachshund live with following animals?, miniature dachshund, small animals
miniature dachshund, small animals, dachshunds: Hi Hiromashi, None of the small animals you ve mentioned would be a good choice as a companion to a Miniature Dachshund. Dachshunds have been bred for hundreds of years to hunt and kill the very animals you are asking about, so their instincts are very...

Dogs: Naughty Bandit, toe nails, feet toes
toe nails, feet toes, nuvet: Hi Katie, So nice to hear from you. I am glad bandit is loving his NuVet, it s great to know a product like this is here to help keep dogs healthy. Pass it on to your friends, I would be happy to help them get their pet s on the road to great health....

Dogs: New Puppy, Many Problems., whimpers, half the time
whimpers, half the time, ahold: I am a big believer in crates, but hate to see any dog left over 4-5 hours. If you can t make it back to give it a mid day break, see if a neighbor or professional dog walker can. Doggy day care is a great idea too once a puppy is older. Before I retired,...

Dogs: New Puppy..pees everywhere!, step dad, wire grid
step dad, wire grid, lavish praise: Activity stimulates elimination. Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to go, lavish praise on it. While I seldom crate a puppy when I am available to watch it, crating for a short period after...

Dogs: New pet and Existing Pet, boxer puppy, pointer mix
boxer puppy, pointer mix, crate train: You don t say how old the new puppy is, but this sounds like fairly normal behavior for a puppy who has just been removed from its dam and littermates. If your bitch doesn t want to have the puppy sleeping next to her, that is certainly her right. Once bitches...

Dogs: New puppy and old dog, introducing new dog
introducing new dog: Hi Joan, Anytime you add a pet to a household there s a period of adjustment until the dust settles . First, does Tobie like to be around other dogs? If he does, great! If not, adding a new dog to your home is going to be a long road, and the two dogs...

Dogs: new dog agressive with husband, squeaky toy, kind of hurt
squeaky toy, kind of hurt, repeat performance: Jackie; This is going to be a very Slow process...because of the abuse, and when a dog is that old, he is much harder to teach...but, not impossible. Lots of love, as with any kind of Hurt, it is a huge Owie !! Praise from your husband, lots of light...

Dogs: new puppy, good manners, member of the family
good manners, member of the family, beagle: I think the first think that you should do is to probably call up a trainer and get her in classes. Those make a huge difference,and a trainer can show you how to correct any problems you are having with her. Training makes a dog a better member of the famil...

Dogs: new puppy, depressed older dog, throwing up bile, signs of depression
throwing up bile, signs of depression, lavish attention: The throwing up bile could be from not eating. The best thing to do is to lavish attention on it. Petting, walks, brushing, talking to it, whatever it likes. With a little luck, it will do better. Don t let the puppy plague it. Once past 3 years old,...

Dogs: nursing min pins, milk glands, female pets
milk glands, female pets, mammary glands: Hi Kelli, Thank you for writing to me about your dogs nursing condition. From what you have described, it seems that your dog likely has a serious medical condition called Canine Mastitis. Mastitis refers to swelling, inflammation, and infection...

Dogs: Pad "shredding", abrasion, best of luck
abrasion, best of luck, particulars: Hi Glenn, There may have been a response from that question from 2007, but I ve answered an awful lot of questions since then. I don t go back to questions asked from so long ago, unless the person who asked the original question has more to discuss....

Dogs: Parson Russell Terrier and itching, dog allergies, raw food for dogs
dog allergies, raw food for dogs: Hi Dorota, Sorry to hear about your problems with your little Terrier and taking some time to get back to you. I ve been down in bed with a cold. The antibiotics will usually make the situation worse. The hydrocortisone shots may give him temporary relief...

Dogs: Pooping problem, irritable bowel syndrome, broken ribs
irritable bowel syndrome, broken ribs, peridontal disease: Has this dog been examined by a veterinarian? Odors are caused by something... usually ear infections, peridontal disease, anal glands, or a possible skin infection. Clear up the problem and the smell should go away. The vomiting could be irritable bowel...

Dogs: Possible mixed breed?, muscular hind legs, google
muscular hind legs, google, pit mix: Hi i took a bit because I researched where you could send his DNA if you want to. If you google MARS MX panel,,, it will give you an address where you can find out exactly what his heritage is....I don t know the price offhand, but it is exciting to be able...

Dogs: Possible Parvo?, backseat of my car, loss of appetite
backseat of my car, loss of appetite, dear elizabeth: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for writing to me about your concerns. Parvo is a very deadly disease and it s nothing to toy with. You know for a fact that your dog was exposed. You must RUN not walk to the emergency room. The phrase, better safe than sorry...

Dogs: Previous Answer, putting pet to sleep
putting pet to sleep: Hi Gary, I have to tell you how every message I receive from a pet owner who s facing putting their pet to sleep effects me. I genuinely understand your pain and sadness, having been through this several times over the years. At the end, I know Sam...

Dogs: Puppie Milk, clock work, athelia
clock work, athelia, medical problem: Hi Athelia, Unless the mother dog has an illness which is preventing her from nursing her litter, you should let her nurse them! She will wean her litter when they re about 5 weeks of age. I can t stress how much around the clock work it would be for...

Dogs: Puppy Breed Inquiry - Any ideas??, male puppies, puppy breed
male puppies, puppy breed, old adage: The old adage of growing into their paws strikes me as I look at the pictures...I would say the one on the right at 9 weeks looks more like the Dane and the other looks like it will look more like it will grow to a hound look. Unless it is camera foreshortening,...

Dogs: Puppy/Dog Biting Habit, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd breed, working dog club: Brandon; This kind of Behavior is a true example of German Shepherd Prey Drive !! You will need to give him an outlet, or you are in for some serious problems! He sounds like a Perfect candidate for Schutzhund Sport Training...and this is what they use...

Dogs: Puppy at dog park, bark in the park, whole dog journal
bark in the park, whole dog journal, goldendoodle: Hi, Susie, I personally am not a big fan of dog parks, but I realize I m probably in the minority. All this means is that I can t give you advice based on first-hand experience. Here are a couple of articles, though, that I hope will give you some suggestions....

Dogs: Puppy's Nueter Incision Scab, running a fever, pencil eraser
running a fever, pencil eraser, nueter: The thing that is troubling about this, is that he did this after 11 days...Do you have to go in to get any stitches removed? It seems that it is not healing correctly, by 11 days this should not be something that should bother him, plus there should not...

Dogs: Puppy Problems, puppy problems, negative reinforcement
puppy problems, negative reinforcement, bladder infection: Natasha; While she has been sick, the role reversal has changed where she was in the environment too much time in the house. This signals her that it is okay for her to be in her environment Your House to do her business... Now, since she is better health...

Dogs: Puppy's, veterinary assistance, veterinary bills
veterinary assistance, veterinary bills, veterinary clinics: Hi Irene, Not being able to have a bowel movement can indicate a problem, but I can t diagnose your puppy and besides, your puppy needs more than guesswork. It s time to have your puppy examined by a veterinarian. If you are having trouble afford veterinary...

Dogs: Puppy Wont Wear a Collar, positive reinforcement, black nylon
positive reinforcement, black nylon, wont move: Hi,,, She has learned that when she acts this way you will eventually take the collar off, plus she gets a lot of attention from you when she acts this way...You will have to have a lot of fortitude now to work this out. First go to the store and buy the...

Dogs: patches on dog coats, coats, vic
coats, vic, patches: Hi Vic, If your dog isn t a service dog, it can t have those particular patches anywhere on the coat worn by the dog. Your dog needs to be certified to wear any service patch. You could put any other patch on your dog s coat, though! I hope I...

Dogs: my pit bull, old bitch, veterinary assistance
old bitch, veterinary assistance, veterinary bills: Hi Karla, Nobody can diagnose your dog on line. There are many kinds of growths and cysts, you just can t guess at what kind a dog might have. Since you ve tried to treat this on your own, but the growth is getting bigger, it s now time to have your...

Dogs: pitbulls foot, dog foot injury
dog foot injury: Hi, Sorry to hear your guy is having problems. If you keep him in a kennel, he could be clawing at the door trying to get out. He obviously is clawing at something and cutting himself up. When you get open wounds on the feet, they can become infected...

Dogs: pooping in crate retraining, lack knowledge, last meal
lack knowledge, last meal, retraining: I don t have much small breed experience, but will say people have more trouble with them. Could be due to the abundance of poor information. I think many small breed breeders lack knowledge of good care. What you may need to do for a while is get up and...

Dogs: potty training, paper pad, physical ability
paper pad, physical ability, housebreaking: Hi Patrice, When dogs stop keeping their DEN/BEDS clean, there is or has been a problem, in the past, where they couldn’t keep them clean. Dogs will naturally keep their dens clean, it is an instinct. When they are babies they will try and get away...

Dogs: could poultry food make my dog sick, vet work, poultry food
vet work, poultry food, benadril: It was bloat that I was worried about,,,mineral oil is much better than olive oil.. since it also has laxative qualities to it... Has he been pooping ok? If he is not coughing it is probably not the tracheal collapse...get the mineral oil in him and see...

Dogs: pregnancy in females, 6th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy
6th week of pregnancy, week of pregnancy, gestation: Hi Renee; Sometimes you never feel them moving around...but, sometimes you see them moving! They start to look big around the 6th week of pregnancy! And they grow double the last two weeks of their gestation, So, keep watching! Best regards, Meliss...

Dogs: prevalence of cushing's disease in beagles, beagle books, vet community
beagle books, vet community, hindsight is 20 20: Hi Daniel, Thanks for clarifying who was your dog s vet. I was afraid it was a vet from one of those pet store chains (such as Bansfield), I m kinda surprised this happened at UPenn. Any possibility that your vet was a grad student? Traditionally...

Dogs: How to prevent pregnancy, spay and neuter assistance program, birth control pills
spay and neuter assistance program, birth control pills, spay and neuter: Hi Bettie, It s actually when the bleeding stops, and the discharge changes in color (which can be a light pink to a straw-like color) that a dog will become receptive to being bred. No, it s not true that you can give your dogs human birth control...

Dogs: pug, placenta, cephalexin
placenta, cephalexin, amoxicillin: Miriam; She needs to go in asap! The discharge is a sign of a Placenta being retained, and this will turn Toxic for the milk as well as her uterus...you need to get her on an Antibiotic such as Amoxicillin, or Cephalexin asap! Your Vet will be best....

Dogs: pugs, miracle worker, sexual thing
miracle worker, sexual thing, pelvic bone: You don t say how old the dogs are, but if your bitch has never come into season, something is wrong. She may be hypothyroid, which is hereditary, so you should have her checked out to make sure she has no health issues before attempting to breed her. If...

Dogs: getting a puppy, crating puppy
crating puppy: Hi Karen, Crate your new puppy whenever you aren t able to be supervising him, and also overnight. Follow the general guidelines of crate training with the puppy. It doesn t matter whether or not your older dog is crated trained or not. You can read more...

Dogs: puppy biting, puppy classes, water bottle
puppy classes, water bottle, beagle: This sounds like a dominance issue,and now is the right time to get him into puppy classes-and a trainer will show how to correct this now before it gets worse. In the meantime using a water bottle and spraying him and saying enough will help as wel...

Dogs: puppy bullying older dog, cow hooves, survival instincts
cow hooves, survival instincts, female dogs: Hi Geraldine, It is extremely common for there the be aggression issues between two female dogs. Just for future reference, a male and a female dog (both altered) has a much higher chance that the dogs will live peacefully with one another. Now that your...

Dogs: puppy with diarrhea and now rectal bleeding, long haired chihuahua, garden snail
long haired chihuahua, garden snail, t claim: I don t claim to have much medical knowledge. I think you can wait until morning and your regular vet. You might take him to an area the other dogs don t have access to if he has more diarrhea. That would make it less likely to spread anything including...

Dogs: puppy itching, auto immune disease, dr bronners
auto immune disease, dr bronners, homeopathic remedy: Hi Vivienne, Thank you for writing to me about your itchy puppy. I apologize for the delay in responding. Please forgive me. Below are a variety of possibilities as to what is causing your dog to scratch. Please read them carefully to determine which...

Dogs: puppy wont eat, puppy will not eat
puppy will not eat: Hi Michelle, It s pretty common for a puppy not to eat too much when things get changed up on her, like being taken away from mom and new home. Typically you want to feed whatever the breeder had Zoe on for a few days so not to implement too many changes...

Dogs: Rash / Hives - Unknown, dog skin allergy
dog skin allergy: Hi Laurie, Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I ve been down in bed with a stomach flu. I m also sorry to hear your baby is having such problems. My first thoughts after hearing your story is her bedding, either her bed or if she sleeps with...

Dogs: Regading Fits in pomeranians dogs, canine epilepsy, brain tumor
canine epilepsy, brain tumor, timein: Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian to determine what his problem might be. Dogs can have seizures for a number of reasons. He could be hypothyroid, hypocalcemic, or maybe he has a brain tumor or got into something he shouldn t have. The vet...

Dogs: Rescue Boston, submissive urination, bladder infection
submissive urination, bladder infection, rescue dogs: Since it just showed up like that,it could very well be a medical problem,such as a bladder infection which are common so having the vet look at he is a good idea If everything is good,it could be that she is overly submissive and taking her to training...

Dogs: running away, half acres, terrier mix
half acres, terrier mix, wits end: Hi Holly, You know from past experience that your dog escapes from your yard, even when you re outside with him. Have you tried walking your dog on a leash instead of letting him outside on his own? Another thing you might try is, after backing your car...

Dogs: Separation Anxiety, health food store, pit bull mix
health food store, pit bull mix, rescue remedy: Well you have three options to explore the first is something you can buy in a health food store called rescue remedy and it s a natural product and you just put a few drops on a cracker,and it tends to make them calmer. But it doesn t work on every dog,but...

Dogs: Severe, severe anxiety, fractured femur, extreme anxiety
fractured femur, extreme anxiety, severe anxiety: With a dog like this what you will need to find is a special trainer that has dealt with dogs with anxiety and can actually come to your house and work one on one with him,and it s better for a trainer to see these problems as they can find the best way of...

Dogs: Shaving my pomeranian, groomer, pet foods
groomer, pet foods, pomeranian: Hi Julie, Your pom did grow his hair back just fine? Well then, it should again. We use clippers to shave the hair short. Sometimes when leaving hair longer it is scissored. But a clipper with a #4,5,7 Finishing blades are used most often. Poms look...

Dogs: Shearing a Collie, clipper blade, tooth comb
clipper blade, tooth comb, blade size: Get yourself a metal wide tooth comb, something that is easy to hold and wide enough to get through some hair. Sometimes you just need to scissor off areas that the clipper or comb won t go through. You may find that after getting the coat off that there...

Dogs: Shih Tzu in pain, vet clinic, blood panel
vet clinic, blood panel, buprenex: Hi Krista, Sorry to hear you are having such issues with you shih tzu. You did good getting her to the ER vet right away. An obstruction in her intestine could have been really bad. I m sure they ruled that out. We just experienced something similar...

Dogs: Sick dog, anal glands
anal glands: Hi Elizabeth, When a dog is not feeling well, it will often mope around and not seem at all like itself. The fluid leaking from her anus could be an impacted or infected anal gland, a painful condition with would require antibiotics to fix. You didn...

Dogs: Sores on Back, skin allergies, skin releaf
skin allergies, skin releaf, itching: Hi Michelle, Sorry to hear your guy is having some problems. First, make sure it is fleas. If you are seeing them then that s one thing. If you don t actually see any fleas, then it is something else. First, the flea medicine itself can cause skin...

Dogs: Strange Behavior in My Poodle/Bichon mix, mini poodle, neighborhood cat
mini poodle, neighborhood cat, strange behavior: It sounds to me like he hears something outside... maybe a dog going by or something. When we lived in town, our dogs used to bark when they heard dog tags jingling as a dog went by the house. Maybe someone has started walking with his dog... or a dog is getting...

Dogs: Stray dog / spaying and vaccinations, dog early pregnancy
dog early pregnancy: Hi Tatiana, Thank you for opening your heart and home to this dog! I have no idea why your vet told you to observe and wait , spaying has nothing whatsoever to do with a dog s inoculation status. A dog can be tested for pregnancy with a simple blood...

Dogs: Sudden aggressive behavior, unwanted pregnancies, sex hormones
unwanted pregnancies, sex hormones, female dogs: Hi Marla, You may have gotten it right when you said that you think the increased aggression is because of the female dog that s coming into heat. Neutering your dogs will solve this problem once and for all, and prevent unwanted pregnancies. Even...

Dogs: shaking -, whims, best of luck
whims, best of luck, downstairs: Hi Maureen, Unless your dog is shaking because it s in pain, ignoring her is better than comforting her. When you comfort the dog, you re actually encouraging the very behavior that you re concerned about. Your dog sees all that love and comfort as...

Dogs: sick puppy, sick puppy, lay person
sick puppy, lay person, first response: Hi Taz, Anytime your dog is having a medical problem, your first response needs to be to call your vet. A lay-person on the Internet can t help your puppy. Your puppy is having an emergency, you should not delay any further in getting him the help...

Dogs: strange behavior, chocolate lab, strange behavior
chocolate lab, strange behavior, anythin: This is just a game she is playing,and often they do this when they have come inside and have cold feet.It doesn t sound like anxiety and is mostly for fun or exercise. If you are having difficulty getting her to come to you what is often a good idea is to...

Dogs: substitute for canned pumpkin, canned pumpkin, grocery shelves
canned pumpkin, grocery shelves, pumpkin shortage: Hi Debbie, I haven t heard of the pumpkin shortage yet. That s not good as a lot of people utilize pumpkin. One possible substitute could be sweet potato s. Mixed vegetables, especially green beans are high in fiber and should be a part of his diet....

Dogs: sudden fear in my dog, mature dogs, little bridge
mature dogs, little bridge, border collie: Hi George, Perhaps something scared him when he was on the bridge, or it may be that his eyesight isn t as good as it used to be, making him wary to do certain things he never had a problem with. Dogs can become location-phobic , for medical reasons...

Dogs: What are the symptoms of pain in a dog?, joint pain
joint pain: Hi Neena, You can expect a 12 year old dog the size of yours to have some joint pain, it s not at all unusual and it has nothing to do with previous health problems such as the fatty Lipoma. If her top joint on her leg has always been out of alignment,...

Dogs: Thuja dosage for warts/vaccinosis, cause of warts, holistic veterinarians
cause of warts, holistic veterinarians, holistic vet: Hi Nancy, If you have a question about a treatment a doctor has prescribed, you need to contact that doctor and ask your question. Most warts that are connected to vaccinations are an allergic reaction to the contents of the vaccination. These warts...

Dogs: time to start breeding?, breeding
breeding: Hi Dave, The recommended time to breed a dog (of any breed) is after it s second heat cycle, and be at least of 2 years of age. The reason being, is because that s when the dog is mature enough to be a good mother, and less likely to have complications....

Dogs: time to start breeding?, portosystemic shunts, female yorkie
portosystemic shunts, female yorkie, veterinary ophthalmologist: Your bitch is still a baby; if you breed her too soon, you may find yourself trying to raise puppies all by yourself. Bitches shouldn t be bred until they are 18-24 months of age. Give her time to grow up and mature, and do all the health checks required for...

Dogs: timid puppy, joe thanks, acting this way
joe thanks, acting this way, joe joe: Joe. Thanks for writing. You didnt say how old your children are, but if they are young, let s say under ten, then their actions sometimes scare dogs if they are not used to them. Also every dog has a different personality which is why my company tells people...

Dogs: Walking on the leash, dogs head, gentle technique
dogs head, gentle technique, leather leash: At 5 months old you can go with the metal slip collar with the rings on each end. Put it on like this for the usual dog on the left position. Pull the chain through the one ring forming a P . Facing the dog, slip it over its head. The free end comes over...

Dogs: Wheezing,Snoring,Gasping, snoring noise, odd noises
snoring noise, odd noises, nasal passage: I would say that something certainly happened there... either something they did or possibly the dog picked up some bug there, although coming down with something that same day would be highly unusual. Possibly it is just coincidental that this happened...

Dogs: weird dog behavior, knee jerk reaction, vet office
knee jerk reaction, vet office, obedience classes: Hello Kiera; Usually dogs act differently, when there is something new in their Equation ! Did something change recently in the household??? This is their way of telling you something is Out of Sorts to them so to speak! The behavior, if nothing has...

Dogs: weird noises from my dog's stomach, flint river ranch, bacterial fermentation
flint river ranch, bacterial fermentation, evening primrose oil: Hello Kirsten, When the digestive tract becomes hyperactive, it can make various rumbling and growling sounds called borborygmus. This is due to the production of intestinal gas combined with the movements of the intestines called peristalsis. While it...

Dogs: white bump on chihuahuas paw, money back guarantee, inter digital
money back guarantee, inter digital, nuvet: Hello Jessica, It sounds like it could be an inter digital cyst… NuVet works wonders for them! Give them a try and if you don t see an improvement by 6o days of use you may return them with their 100% money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and...

Dogs: Going away, lexi, days thanks
lexi, days thanks, frequent visitor: I agree it would be wise for Lexi to meet Coley before committing to a week. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. Lexi and Coley may need separated the whole week. Lexi...

Dogs: Yorkie and company, cesar millan, yorkie
cesar millan, yorkie, stillwell: Deborah, Training would absolutely help with this. He is in charge right now which always brings a dog anxiety,,if you get back in charge, he will be much better and he wont feel he has to protect you or his territory.....I recommend you watch Gloria Stillwell...

Dogs: Yorkie not eating, dry dog food, different types of food
dry dog food, different types of food, canned food: Hello Mattie, I have a great food at my website that you can try. I don t know of any dog yet that has not loved this food. Your dog needs to eat and sometimes finding the right food and one that they will eat is head. Try it and if she doesn t love...

Dogs: My 2 Japanese Spitz, dominance behaviors, few coins
dominance behaviors, few coins, empty soda: Hi Timmy, The mounting (humping) behavior you ve seen has nothing to do with sex. A dominant dog (or a dog attempting to show its dominance or rank) will often mount the submissive dog. It s not at all odd that your spayed female mounts your male dog,...

Dogs: 3 year old Border Collie Bitch, puppy housebreaking, border collie
puppy housebreaking, border collie, creature of habit: Hi Jo, Thank you for writing to me about your Border Collie. I would suggest that you have your new dog spayed. For every heat that a dog goes through the chances for cancer go up dramatically. Additionally, for every puppy born there is one less...

Dogs: my 7 month old dog i just adopted will not go to the bathroom outside, pees, old dog
pees, old dog, best of luck: Hi Beth; I understand this problem, I have one doing it right now I just adopted, it is very difficult to get an older puppy! Mine was about 5 months, and very smart!! So, keep her outside as much as possible...mine is doing the I won t pee unless I know...

Dogs: My 7 year old dog has started to urinate in the house, nancy ps, miniature schnauzer
nancy ps, miniature schnauzer, bladder stones: Hello Barb, You need to take her back to the vet for an evaluation again. It is possible that the stones are causing pressure and making her feel like she has to go...She could also be losing control due to bladder problems....There is also something that...

Dogs: Adopting a Rescue, puppy mill, lucky this time
puppy mill, lucky this time, housetraining: It will depend on the dog s housetraining status,as well as his or her background is. If they are housetrained(as my last rescue was) A crate might not even be needed other then a place for the dog to go into when he/she wants to be left alone and for a while...

Dogs: Aggressive Chewing, intestinal blockages, rawhide bone
intestinal blockages, rawhide bone, sturdy stuff: I seldom crate puppies when I am around. At bed time, with a new puppy, I have found lying down in front of the crate like you were going to sleep and speaking softly to it, or singing, until it settles down and goes to sleep works very well. Follow the pattern,...

Dogs: Allergies for a Lab, lab allergies, environmental allergies
lab allergies, environmental allergies: Hi Anthony, Labs are by far the number one dog that comes to our store with allergy problems. They seem to be more sensitive to foods, environment, pollens, etc. The spring time is where we see the most cases of outdoor type allergies. When the pollens...

Dogs: Just adopted, need help!, rotwieler, rescue dogs
rotwieler, rescue dogs, bowel movement: This is actually a rather common problem,and it can take up to four days for them not to go to the bathroom at all,and possibly longer if the dog hasn t eaten or drank anything. This is just part of the dog settling in,the best way is to just give her time...

Dogs: allergies, seasonal allergies, bee pollen
seasonal allergies, bee pollen: Hi Amy, I apologies for the delay getting back to you. I was just informed by AllExperts that I had a question waiting that needed answered. For some reason, the question did not get to me when you first sent it. They told me this happens occasionally....

Dogs: my australian shepherd, necessary attention, parents work
necessary attention, parents work, australian shepherd: I really can t answer for you whether or not you should get another dog or not. That s a question everyone in the family needs to discuss. I might ask, though, why do you want another dog? As a companion for you, or for Riley? Many dog like being the...

Dogs: Bald Elbows?, black labradors, golden labrador
black labradors, golden labrador, artificial grass: Hello Ramona; I will give you the first answer, but, it doesn t mean it is correct. They are sitting on a hard surface, as this is causing them to become bald, like a callous. The dogs will retain hair, when they are on a softer surface. I can tell you...

Dogs: Barking, seperation anxiety, barking dog
seperation anxiety, barking dog: Hi Helisa, Your dog s are experiencing separation anxiety. This is very common as dogs are a pack animal and believe you to be a part of their pack. When you leave, you are leaving members of the pack alone and they don t like it so they bark and howl...

Dogs: Barking, bichon frise puppies, separation anxiety
bichon frise puppies, separation anxiety, interactive toy: Hello Helisa; Have you tried the Interactive toy, from Kong that you can stuff with peanut butter and biscuits? I think there have been more happy dogs with this toy...it is obvious, they are having separation anxiety when you go... Also, try to play extra...

Dogs: Behavior modification advice needed, gentle leader harness, animal behaviorist
gentle leader harness, animal behaviorist, positive reinforcement: I am not an animal behaviorist, and I am very fond of training collars and leashes. ::grin:: They work wonders in the right hands. First, you need to get him into some obedience classes, and I suggest you try clicker training as it sounds like that might...

Dogs: Ben-Awful Part III, frequency of urination, soft stool
frequency of urination, soft stool, handfuls: Hi Hanna, The number of bowel movements a dog has a day depends on the individual dog, and the diet it receives. One of my dogs has three (sometimes four!) movements a day, another has two on average, and my other has one a day. As long as your dog...

Dogs: Bi-polar dog?, dogs name, new apartment
dogs name, new apartment, crazy thing: The best way to train a dog like this to find a specialized trainer that can come into your house and work one on one with this dog. This dog has probably been traumatized and another thing that might be causing these problems is the dog has not been socialized...

Dogs: Bonding w/ my new dog, doggie day care, mom and dad
doggie day care, mom and dad, separation anxiety: Michelle; Although I know you are going to be worried, you need to go on your trip! The best option I feel is to keep the dog busy with other stimulus...so he doesn t feel abandoned. Sending him to a reputable Boarding operation aka Doggie Daycare...

Dogs: Boston with Corneal Ulcer.Help, Corneal Ulcer
Corneal Ulcer: Hi Cami, When the scrape or scratch is shallow, the cornea heal very rapidly. Considering it s only been about a week since the accident occurred, being about 25% healed is a very good thing! You should continue to follow your vet s advice, and give...

Dogs: Boxer Skin Disorder, seasonal flank alopecia
seasonal flank alopecia: Hi Bruce, I m sorry but I don t recall the question you are referring to. I ve gotten a lot of All Expert Questions over the years, and most people do not send me a follow-up of their dog s condition. Of course, I hope things worked out for the best...

Dogs: Breeding Brindle Pug, dominant color, brindle
dominant color, brindle, color html: I am assuming you don t have another brindle to breed her to? I would say of those choices you would have more chance with a fawn. I believe black is the dominant color and brindle is a dominant color. Fawn is recessive so you should go with the fawn. ...

Dogs: My beautiful dog is not so pretty, vet visit, american bulldog
vet visit, american bulldog, mosquito bites: Hello Je, Sorry you are having all this problem with your dog. It sounds like you have tried a lot of things to help her. One thing I can mention is to try NuVet Plus. Please go to my website and read about it. It has way to much info for me to write...

Dogs: big dog little dog, belgian shepherd, food bowl
belgian shepherd, food bowl, dog crates: Is the shepherd going to really hurt the little one?? There is no way I can know the answer to that, but I will say that competition for food can be a huge motivator in dog fights. I am sending some suggestions on how to introduce the dogs to living...

Dogs: boxer brindle lab 5 1/2 yrs old has a red swollen lump on right back paw, wound care
wound care: Hi Wendy, Try soaking your dog s foot in a solution of warm Epsom Salts (about a quarter-cup per 1 quart of water, dissolved in warm water) once a day followed by cleaning the area with a Betadine solution. Dry the area well by either blotting it with...

Dogs: broken nails, manganese zinc, brewers yeast
manganese zinc, brewers yeast, oyster shell: Hello Sandy, Poor nail growth and splitting can also be related to poor nutrition, especially lack of minerals and protein. Calcium (in Oyster Shell) Phosphorus Magnesium Potassium Boron (in Brewers Yeast) Copper Cobalt (in Vitamin B12) Iron...

Dogs: Calcium deficiency for my german shephard, commercial dog food, calcium deficiency
commercial dog food, calcium deficiency, breed puppy: What have you been feeding him? Most commercial dog foods contain as much or more calcium as a growing large breed puppy needs. Too much calcium, especially in the wrong ratio to phosphorus, cam be worse than too little. If you haven t been feeding...

Dogs: Chewing Things Up, mini schnauzer, prey drive
mini schnauzer, prey drive, negative reinforcement: Linda; It is simple for attention! Some dogs are so smart, they rather get Negative reinforcement if that gets them the attention they crave!! He is a Schnauzer, so loads of Prey drive !!! This means he is looking all the time or on the hunt ! So,...

Dogs: COCKER SPANIEL, spaniel breeds, nancy ps
spaniel breeds, nancy ps, cocker spaniel: Hi, Just stopping every few feet doesn t do it. You must abruptly turn and walk the other way. Give praise even if she walks two steps at your side without pulling. First she has to know what the word come means. From now on never use the word unless...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel skin allergies and anal glands removed--still rubbing butt, anal glands, allergic to wheat
anal glands, allergic to wheat, cocker spaniel: Hi Carol, First get some Gentimicin spray and spray it on all itchy areas...this has an ingredient that reduces itching, it also tastes bad...He wont like it for it burns for about 3 seconds. Now here is what I want you to try.....for his ears,,,,One...

Dogs: DOGS IN HEAT, dogs in heat, natural instinct
dogs in heat, natural instinct, crazy question: No, the bitch should not be punished because her people were too lazy to keep her confined and watch her closely. Yes, a bitch s (and dog s) sex drive is extremely strong, and both male and female will try to get to each other when the bitch is in season and...

Dogs: My Dog, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, classic case: Okay, this is a bit different. It sounds like the older dog is protecting her resources (you). Envision yourself as a bowl of food, and you will better understand. You definitely need to work on that Nothing in Life is Free . Make her sit (or something) before...

Dogs: Dog aggressive on leash, obedience classes, gentle leader
obedience classes, gentle leader, rottie: You need to get this dog into some obedience classes for a few months and work with him every single day. You should also start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm He needs to learn that you are the alpha and he is not....

Dogs: Dog Bump, lump on dog
lump on dog: Hi Emma, Finding a lump or bump on your dog is always scary, but you should know most lumps turn out to be benign. Still the only way to know what kind of lump your dog has (and what kind of treatment is needed) is to have your dog examined by a veterinarian....

Dogs: Dog breed?, heinz 57, staffordshire terrier
heinz 57, staffordshire terrier, dna testing: Amanada I believe she is more Staffordshire Terrier that pit. Some people believe they are the same but there is a subtle difference. I also see lab in her. However, you could go to the following site and inquire about DNA testing. Read the different people...

Dogs: Dog doesn't respond much?, freedom of movement, petco
freedom of movement, petco, leashes: Hi Kairei, For your dog s safety, she should not be allowed off the leash in a yard that isn t fenced. An accident can happen in a heartbeat. There are long leashes you could use, so she still has some freedom of movement, or you can use a long leash...

Dogs: Dog's obsession with rocks, trees and shrubs, definitive answer
trees and shrubs, definitive answer, paws: Todd; Some dogs have toys of different things that they get into. Rocks are probably something she was exposed to quite a bit when she was young...and she started playing with them. I would not have a definitive answer for you. Best regards, Meliss...

Dogs: Dog question, shelley davis, leg cramps
shelley davis, leg cramps, faithful companion: Hi Jill, Thank you for writing to me about your hound mix. Has your vet checked him for tick born diseases such as Lyme? This can effect the joints of a dog. The things you ve described may also be signs of pain. It is time for a thorough exam by a...

Dogs: Dog urinating, small dogs, time is the key
small dogs, time is the key, two dogs: Teresa; Yes, when dogs are in heat the males are driven to Mark their Territory ! They will definitely need to stay outside, until he recooperates. Making him happy at this time is the key to your home staying on a normal note. So, take the Puppy pads...

Dogs: Dogs, saint benard, puppy food
saint benard, puppy food, intestinal blockage: Hi Ashley, No, Styrofoam toxic to dogs, if it passes through their system. It s possible the Styrofoam has made an intestinal blockage though, and that is potentially a dangerous situation. Having tried to treat your puppy on your own for several days...

Dogs: Dogs paw, happy easter, salt water
happy easter, salt water, paw: Hi John; When in doubt, always safer than sorry...without my being able to see it, I am in the dark. So, I would soak it in a salt water soak, and get her to the Vet when you can. They may say its nothing, but, won t you be much happier you did if it is...

Dogs: diet for cysteine stones, cystine stone diet
cystine stone diet: Hi Sandy, Along with the food (which I ll address shortly) at all times your dog has access to fresh water and the ability to go to the bathroom, rather than holding it for long periods of time. This treatment alone will go a long way to prevent recurrence....

Dogs: diggin beagle, good answer, beagles
good answer, beagles, shrubs: I don t know the name of it, but there is stuff you can put on shrubs to protect them from dogs. I can t say if it would stop the digging, but it is worth trying. Check lawn and garden supplies. I am afraid this may be a question that doesn t have a...

Dogs: doberman exercise, indoor exercise, pack animals
indoor exercise, pack animals, bad weather: A person should not have a dog unless he can devote more time than three hours a day to the dog. This does not mean constant attention, but dogs are pack animals, and like to be WITH us, not left alone by themselves. They need interaction with someone for...

Dogs: what is my dog????, breed guess
breed guess: Hi Glenn, To me, it looks like Connie has the boxy shaped muzzle Chow. She can easily have Schnauzer in her too, but it s also possible that she has some terrier in her. If you re really serious about finding out what kind of a mix Connie is, there...

Dogs: My dog is not being active and he is only a 1 1/2 yrs old, doctor on call, internet help
doctor on call, internet help, medical problem: Hi Karisa, If you suspect your dog is having a medical problem, call your veterinarian, do not wait for a response from an Internet help line. Most vet offices either have a doctor on call after regular business hours, or has an out going message with...

Dogs: dog food and hives, tea tree oil, oatmeal baths
tea tree oil, oatmeal baths, throat area: Hi Syd, Buy some anti-itch spray with Tea Tree oil and start on some NuVet like I mentioned. This will work on the problem at the source and go away. Any spray, ointment or shampoo is acting just like a band aid, It won t last. Let me know if you try...

Dogs: dog food recipe, salmon or tuna
salmon or tuna: Hi Shasta, Tuna can be bad for dogs due to the high mercury levels in it. Feeding a dog tuna can increase the risk of kidney stones in some dogs, it is not known how much tuna is needed for this problem to happen. If you d like to give your dog tuna,...

Dogs: dog hair loss red itchy flaky skin, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil
virgin coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, raw extra virgin coconut oil: Hey Gus, They sure could have gotten it from the park. Dogs walk over a lot of things and then lick their feet and themselves. This could spread a fungus. They also like to roll in things. They both could have found something dead or rotting and rolled...

Dogs: dog hair loss red itchy flaky skin, red dots, thyroid disease
red dots, thyroid disease, labrador retriever: That could be a culprit. Something like that could hold a lot of molds. You probably have but if not, maybe a topical treatment. We use, and recommend to our customers to use raw virgin organic coconut oil for some skin issues. It s antibiotic, antimicrobial,...

Dogs: dog in heat, shelley davis, surgical scar
shelley davis, surgical scar, dog spayed: Hi Sandra, Thank you for writing to me about your precious Shih Tzu. The sooner you have your dog spayed, the safer it will be for her. There is an increased risk to the female when she is spayed during pregnancy versus when she is spayed routinely....

Dogs: My dog keeps urinating in the house., puppy housebreaking, cat flap
puppy housebreaking, cat flap, daschund: Hi Nadine, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. I apologize for the delay in replying. Please forgive the delay. The following is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. Pleaes follow it as closely as you and and you should get to your goal:...

Dogs: My dog keeps urinating in the house (dining room)., dog pottying, housetraining
dog pottying, housetraining, houebreaking: Hi Nadine, Thanks for your question and for agreeing to the Virtual Contract in my bio. :-) As I read your question, I can pinpoint a few issues right away and have advice which may help you. First, realize that a dog of 10 months old is not fully...

Dogs: My dog keeps urinating in the house,, nancy ps, cat flap
nancy ps, cat flap, daschund: Nadine, A dog has to be housebroken in each room.... He has to learn that each room is his den . The dining room is the same as the outside to him.. When you take the gate down or put him outside he views it as the same... Just keep him confined to the...

Dogs: dog kniping, yard fence, obedience class
yard fence, obedience class, bad experience: First you will have to get some children to cooperate with you... You should take him to a local Obedience class where there is a lot of commotion and children. Also take him outside a school yard fence where he can watch children play...If he is calm you...

Dogs: my dog is producing milk and no puppies!, false pregnancy
false pregnancy: Hi Vivian, Female dogs can experience a false pregnancy and actually produce milk for a litter she isn t carrying. The signs of false pregnancy usually occur 6 to 12 weeks after the dog s last heat cycle. False pregnancy is caused by hormonal mechanisms...

Dogs: My dog has skin problems, diet, skin condition
diet, skin condition: Hi Je lessa, I m sorry to hear you and Ashaunna are having such problems. It s never good for you or the dog to have to go through so much together. Although skin conditions are best diagnosed and treated by a canine dermatologist specialist, I can try...

Dogs: drooling, car rides
car rides: Hi Rachael, Fear or anxiety is causing your dog to drool in the car. It can help to desensitize your dog, and take him for frequent, short car rides, and s-l-o-w-l-y increase the length of these rides over the period of several weeks. When desensitizing...

Dogs: eating dirt, vitamin mineral supplement, wholesale pet supplies
vitamin mineral supplement, wholesale pet supplies, shelley davis: Hi Cheryl, Thank you for writing to me about your Jack Russell s recent dirt eating habit. I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your understanding. Since this is a new habit, I would suggest that you take your munchkin to the vet...

Dogs: english bulldog, skin rash
skin rash: Hi Israel, Congratulations on getting a dog! You didn t say if your dog is scratching or chewing at the rash. The rash on your dog s belly can be caused from many different things, ranging from a an allergy, bacterial or yeast skin infection, infected...

Dogs: excessive barking, veterinary opthalmologist, miniature schnauzers
veterinary opthalmologist, miniature schnauzers, food rations: First I would have a thorough vet exam done, including an eye exam by a veterinary opthalmologist. It sounds as if something has changed with him physically to cause this increase in his behavior. It could be his vision, hearing, or sense of smell. From...

Dogs: Food / Allergy question, loose stools, lamb meal
loose stools, lamb meal, holistic diet: I think you need to take a look at the different ingredients in the foods. If you dog is allergic to lamb for instance, it will have problems with anything from Purina 1 to California Gold if it has lamb. If you no longer have packages with lists of ingredients,...

Dogs: Food & Tear Stains, diet
diet: Hi Andrea, Innova manufactures EVO and I believe Innova to be one of the best dry food manufacturers there is. The quality of their foods are very superior. However, EVO is a gain-free food that is very high in protein. This works great for adult dogs...