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Dogs: bloodshot eyes, red eyes
red eyes: Hi Michelle, If your puppy has red eyes, they might be a little irritated. Try flushing his eyes with a sterile saline solution, the same kind used by contact lens wearers. If the redness continues, have your vet examine your puppy s eyes to rule out...

Dogs: bones, shelley davis, chicken bones
shelley davis, chicken bones, chards: Hi Jake, Thank you for writing to me. There is no way to tell if this will be a problem for your dog until you see signs of distress. Just keep a watchful eye on your dog for the next few days. I have heard that if you dip a cotton ball in milk and...

Dogs: boxer skin disorder, dick van patten, male boxer
dick van patten, male boxer, royal canine: This is a very difficult question, and not one I have experience with. From all the reports I have read, which dogs do well on which chows seems to be a random, thing and unrelated to the price. I would look at the ingredients in whatever you were feeding...

Dogs: boxer skin disorder, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Dawn, Unfortunately, some problems can t be resolved in a single vet visit, and additional testing needs to be run. Skin problems are among the most difficult problems to treat, many times they can t be cured, and simply controlling the condition is...

Dogs: two boys, blue tick, evil reputation
blue tick, evil reputation, computer desk: Accidents and damaged possessions are the fault of whoever was watching the puppy. You have a people problem, and I find them much harder to solve than dog problems. I am not sure hounds have the evil reputation for shredding everything in the house...

Dogs: What breed is best for me?, chow chow breed, american pitbull terriers
chow chow breed, american pitbull terriers, american pit bull: My first choice would be a Boxer,they are good simers,and even though they have a short coat,don t mind the cold,also known for being devoted to kids,and has a lot of energy so would be a good jogger,so they fit the bill for everything,also natural at guarding...

Dogs: What breed is best for me??, chow chow breed, american pit bull
chow chow breed, american pit bull, chow chow: Dogs vary so much within a breed, I hate to suggest one. I have had Labs that wanted nothing to do with the water. www.akc.org and www.purina.com have breed selector pages on their site. You might try them. Don t take a recommendation for some obscure, hard...

Dogs: breeding, progressive retinal atrophy, corneal ulcers
progressive retinal atrophy, corneal ulcers, pennhip method: Hi Frank- Generally, we say that it is not safe to breed a male before they are at least 2 years old, as that is the age that you can have their hearts, thyroid, hips, eyes (CERF) and patella/elbows certified by your vet, an essential part of being a responsible...

Dogs: broken jaw, vet care, control authorities
vet care, control authorities, broken jaw: Silvia- You need to call your local animal control authorities IMMEDIATLY. It is a crime for anyone to refuse vet care to an injured animal. They animals will be taken from him, hopefully its not too late to fix him, and the owner will be prosectured. You...

Dogs: brown eye discharge, havaneese, brown stains
havaneese, brown stains, white dogs: Hi Marty- Yes, those are tear stains.They are normal for small dogs, and particularly show on white dogs. It is possible that she has clogged or undeveloped tear ducts that need to be surgically altered, but most likely it is just because of her genetics...

Dogs: bruise on hind leg, knee area, birth mark
knee area, birth mark, hind leg: Hi Barbara- Its possible that he was bruised by the groomer, or maybe dinged it while he was playing. I would keep an eye on it. If it doesn t swell or become hot, and so long as he is not indicating pain when you handle it, he should be fine. Maybe restrict...

Dogs: bullmastiff, household routine, going to the bathroom
household routine, going to the bathroom, bullmastiff: Hi Arianna, I can t say why your dog started going to the bathroom in your basement. It sounds like it may be related to the loss of your other dog. A drastic change in a dog s household routine can cause any number of behavioral issues. You said that:...

Dogs: Car Sickness, calming herbs, rescue remedy
calming herbs, rescue remedy, old boston: Hi Annette- Unfortunatly, I am of the same mind as the vet. A low grade tranq would make things a lot easier for them. Some dogs are just this way about the car- I have a 2 year old golden retriever who is terrified of the car and got horrible sick. After...

Dogs: "Cat Feces" eating dogs!, cat feces, baby gates
cat feces, baby gates, cat doors: Hi Katie- Quite honestly, dogs eating kittie krunchies is very common. I don t know very many dogs in fact that don t enjoy raiding the litter box! LOL. There are over the counter medications that you can give your cat to make their feces a little less...

Dogs: "Cat Feces" eating dogs!, Dog eats cat poop
Dog eats cat poop: Cat food is very high in protein. Dogs eat cat poop because they view it as undigested food. Gross but true! You can: Elevate the cat box so the cat can use it, but they can t reach it. Get one with a lid and face the door in the corner so the cat can...

Dogs: "Cat Poo" eating dogs!, cat feces, cat poo
cat feces, cat poo, bassett hound: Hi Katie! There is an item called Forbid that when fed to your cat, your dog and your in laws dog will NOT want to eat the feces anymore. You can check your local PetSmart or maybe even Walmart sells it, or something under another name. Or you can go...

Dogs: Catahoulas, obedience training, catahoula
obedience training, catahoula, great dog: Rolling over and exposing your belly can be a very submissive thing. He may have decided he is a big boy now and doesn t have to submit to you. While obedience training done right teaches the dog you are in charge, it is possible for a dog to learn and comply...

Dogs: CCL rupture in 12 yo golden retriever, Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture: Hi Laurie, Age isn t necessarily a major factor in anesthetic safety. Your vet should do a pre-anesthetic examination which should include lab work, to check for any hidden problems that could impact on anesthesia such as kidney disease or diabetes that...

Dogs: Change in climate with senior labrador., stress and anxiety, natural instinct
stress and anxiety, natural instinct, pleasent experience: Hi Wayne- The climate change would not be dangerous to her well being unless she has heart disease or is very overweight, in which case I would suggest loosing weight before putting her on an airplane or in that heat. Puppies rough housing with older...

Dogs: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Snorting, chesapeake bay retriever, sinuses
chesapeake bay retriever, sinuses, muzzle: Lisa- Not hearing or seeing it, I couldn t be sure, but it sounds like you are describing inspiratory paroxysmal respiration or backwards sneezing. This can happen when a dog is sleeping, or just got in from play, or really any time. Its more common in...

Dogs: Chi behavior around other people & places, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, scare tactic: This is very typical small dog behavior. Neutering him if not already will help. Obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack...

Dogs: Chihuahua, finger splint, exrays
finger splint, exrays, broken bones: You could try the splint for a couple of days. It could be broken without bones protruding and without you being able to feel it, but it could only be sore. If it s just soar, keep her quiet and don t let her run around. If, after a few days of rest, she...

Dogs: Chihuahua agreesive/scared around other places & people, scare tactic, small dogs
scare tactic, small dogs, dominant position: Hi there- First of all, thank you for giving him the chance to change and learn how to adapt into his pack, and not give up on him. His reactions to his enviornment are borne out of fear; he is a small dog in a great big world, and he needs to let the...

Dogs: Chocolate Lab issues, chocolate lab, baby gate
chocolate lab, baby gate, going to the bathroom: Take him out just before bed time and make him walk around. That will bring on a bowel movement that might come later. You my wan to look at feeding him earlier. You may also have to restrict his movement at night. The best way is a crate. It is only...

Dogs: Choking a dog, boxer mix, dogs in need
boxer mix, dogs in need, training organizations: Whomever told her to train a dog like that is WRONG-if anything will make the dog vicous I think she needs to call either her vet or the local shelter and ask what are the best trainers around and get the dog signed up right away-this is NOT the way to...

Dogs: My Cocker puppy growls, obedience classes, top dog
obedience classes, top dog, right direction: The best way is to get her into training classes and it s better to do it now,rather then later Obedience classes put you as the top dog,also a trainer can see what the problem is and can show you the best way of fixing it,as each dog is different and what...

Dogs: Crate Training a 3 yr old female pitt, crate train, lunch break
crate train, lunch break, crate training: dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going in. Feed it in the crate. This is also an easy way to maintain order at feeding time for more than one dog....

Dogs: Current own a dog and what to get another, miniature pincher, reputable rescue
miniature pincher, reputable rescue, depth consultation: Hi Patricia, You re smart to do research on specific breeds before you get another dog as a companion for your mature Lab. It s hard to say whether another dog will be appropriate for your Lab since each dog is an individual. It depends on the dogs. ...

Dogs: my cancer dog, cocker spaniel, cancer patients
cocker spaniel, cancer patients, spaniel: Absolutely not- garlic is EXTREMLY dangerous to dogs. You are more likely to kill your dog then the tumor. If garlic killed tumors, cancer patients would be lining up outside the grocery store every day. If your dog has a tumor on its mouth, it needs to...

Dogs: will she take care of the pups, female boxer, irresponsible breeders
female boxer, irresponsible breeders, optimal conditions: Michael- Unfortunatly, there is no way to know. She may not have taken care of them because the previous people were irresponsible breeders and didn t know what they were doing so did not have her in optimal conditions, its possible it was her first litter...

Dogs: chewing, potted plants, kitchen walls
potted plants, kitchen walls, disipline: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract us from the attention...

Dogs: my chihuahua, blood in urine
blood in urine: Hi Jennifer, You didn t say if you ve ever had your dog examined by a veterinarian for the seizure disorder. Since you ve noted that your dog needs to go outside frequently to pee, it s possible that he has a bladder infection. This can cause blood in...

Dogs: cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, dangerous time
cocker spaniel, dangerous time, multiple health: Hi Hilda- Most likely she will be in season for around a month, bleeding to some extent the entire time. The dark red blood should cease around day 7-10 and be replaced with a straw colored blood that will last for a week or so. This is a minimal flow and...

Dogs: concerned about my female yorkie, female yorkie, male yorkie
female yorkie, male yorkie, neighborhood dogs: Brian- No, there is no way to know until the puppies are born, and even then there is no way to be sure. Each puppy can have a different father- every succesful mating can produce 1 or more puppies, so if she was bred by multiple dogs, you can count...

Dogs: Daschound blindness and over weight, vet asap, occasional toy
vet asap, occasional toy, blood panel: Chuck- No, this is not normal for any breed unfortunatly. It is of course possible your dachshund may be experiencing a thryoid problem, or diabetes, but unfortunatly there is no way for anyone to diagnose him without a blood panel. On the other hand, it...

Dogs: Dashound itching, fish oil, flakey
fish oil, flakey, wits end: Hi Bob- It sounds like she is really having some allergies, but unfortunatly I don t have enough information here to really help. Please write back with some of the following information and I would be happy to assist! 1)What brand of food is she on,...

Dogs: DEFECATION, food bowls, zero resistance
food bowls, zero resistance, tempermant: Hi JC- Well, at this point its time to go back to square 1 for potty training. He should be crated when you are not there, and when you are there, you need to not let him out of your sight. If you notice him beginning to position himself, then you say ...

Dogs: Diabetes, blood glucose monitor, karo syrup
blood glucose monitor, karo syrup, insulin shots: I have no medical training, what s below is my personal opinion. I just had another question about Cushing s in dogs and from what I read, cushing s can be a side affect of over administration of prednisone and diabetes can be a symptom of cushing s. I...

Dogs: Diet, natural diet, balanced diet
natural diet, balanced diet, natural ability: Angelica- I am sure that your PWD would appreciate a raw and natural diet. I suggest RMB diet, which uses the dogs natural ability to injest entire raw meaty carcasses and bones ast he basis for their diet. It is very healthy, very natural, and also very...

Dogs: Dog Bones, pitt bulls, bones
pitt bulls, bones, dogs: How fragile a dogs bones are is going to vary with the size of the dog and its build. Some of your Labs and Pitt Bulls are good sized and very stocky. yes, they still break bones, but they will take a lot more than a terrier. A healthy dog that was fed...

Dogs: Dog doesn't bark, kibble, stupid question
kibble, stupid question, ppl: You can teach your dog to speak on command, but she still won t bark at ppl outside unless you also teach her to do that. To teach her to bark on command, you frustrate her. Is she food driven (probably a stupid question since she s a Lab)? Hold a piece...

Dogs: Dog Will Not Leave Cats Alone, obedience class, old cats
obedience class, old cats, natural instincts: It will take time, but you may need to give him a Leave it correction every time he starts to focus on the cats. it may take a long time before he gives up. It will be easier if he understands you are in charge. The key to most behavior problems...

Dogs: Dog licking, yorkie poo, neurological symptom
yorkie poo, neurological symptom, nasal passages: Hi Tammy- Yes, constant licking of the nose could indicate allergies as the dog is trying to clear its nasal passages. Benedryl or another antihistamine will help with this. To ensure that it is indeed allergies and not a neurological symptom (which is...

Dogs: Dog pees when crated, belly band, ebay
belly band, ebay, going to the bathroom: Sara- Try a belly band. If its marking behavior, a belly band will effectively solve it. You can purchase these at a variety of places online and on ebay, and they are very inexpensive. All you do is place a sanitary napkin in the middle and velcro it around...

Dogs: Dog pooping, puppy housebreaking, shelley davis
puppy housebreaking, shelley davis, male pup: Hi Harold, Thank you for writing to me about your plans for confining your dog s poop to one area. The best way I know of is to first pick up all the poop from the yard. Then place a few lumps in the area you want your dogs to use. After meals, take...

Dogs: Dog Vomiting/refusal to eat, stomach acid, empty stomach
stomach acid, empty stomach, wheaten terrier: Hayley- Give him the antinausea medication, its designed for an empty and turbulent stomach. Once he stops vomiting and is keeping water and things down, I recomend wrapping the flagyl in a peice of bread and giving it to him to soak up some of the stomach...

Dogs: Dog - weight & muscle loss, high ALT index more than 1,000, high protein diet, internal medicine specialist
high protein diet, internal medicine specialist, acth test: Has your dog ever had a bile acids test? Elevated liver enzymes show liver damage, but tell nothing about the function. Bile acids test will determine if the function of the liver is compromised. This is a fairly simple blood test. A blood sample is taken,...

Dogs: Dog won't eat food, hard boiled egg, quality dog food
hard boiled egg, quality dog food, canned dog food: Hi Hector, Your dog is very skinny because she had worms, her appetite might improve once she s worm free. If your finicky dog just doesn t seem to like the dry dog food you ve chosen, try to jazz it up with some water, making a stew-like meal. You can...

Dogs: Dogs in family pool, pool chemicals, flea remedies
pool chemicals, flea remedies, zoonotic diseases: Where did the suggestion come from? I read many things about dogs that I know are untrue. Many people are quick to make strong statements based on speculation or very limited experience. This is one of those questions I doubt anybody has a good answer too...

Dogs: Dogs in heat., vicks vapor rub, bitch in heat
vicks vapor rub, bitch in heat, dogs in heat: Llean- Try putting a diaper on your bitch with a bit of vicks vapor rub on the outside of the diaper to mask the smell. I find that the cloth diapers with the velcro seams work great for this, because you can layer the vicks. Before you put the pad on the...

Dogs: Dogs in mourning, new pet, brother and sister
new pet, brother and sister, little girl: Hi Donna- I m so sorry for your loss. The best thing to do for your boy right now is to just keep an eye on him. I am sure that he realizes she is gone, but it may take as long as a week for it to really sink in and at that point he may become depressed...

Dogs: deaf bitch breeding, deaf dogs, whelping box
deaf dogs, whelping box, exact situation: Sarah- I can t believe your vet wouldn t perform a spay, and a mis-mate shot is useless that far along. If I were you, I would give him a VERY good talking to!! We have spayed bitches way into the third trimester, and it s perfectly safe, much safer then...

Dogs: demodex....., tiny mites, adult adults
tiny mites, adult adults, border collie: Hi Jo- Its interesting that the demodex is flaring back up so much when he is an adult. Adults dogs should not get demodicosis unless there is a serious underlying condition with their immune system or possibly kidneys. Let me explain a little about...

Dogs: diabetic dog, normal sugar levels, blood sugar levels
normal sugar levels, blood sugar levels, diabetic cat: You should get a glucose tester and start testing your dog s blood sugar levels. I had a diabetic cat and checked his sugars for years before he died. I just pricked a pad and used the blood to test as you would a persons. Check with your vet for what normal...

Dogs: digging in my dog who just gave birth, whelping box, best of luck
whelping box, best of luck, puppies: Hi Karen, Congratulations on the litter! The digging behavior is probably just a sign of nesting. If you have her in a whelping box, layer it will newspaper or old towels. This behavior may last a couple of weeks. It probably would be a good idea...

Dogs: My dog, over dependent, clingy
over dependent, clingy: Hi Cathy, By your description, it sounds like your dog might have a separation anxiety. There are different degrees of separation anxiety, ranging from being overly clingy and over dependent, to totally flipping out whenever she s left alone. Decrease...

Dogs: my dog, shih tuz, going potty
shih tuz, going potty, frequent opportunities: Hi Wanda, For whatever reason, Star is feeling vulnerable around your other dog. It s not unusual for some dogs to need some concealment for going potty as they are in a very vulnerable position. Confidence is part of that issue. If Star came from a pet...

Dogs: dog not acting right, hundred things, soft food
hundred things, soft food, guesswork: Hi Margie, There are probably a hundred things which could cause a dog to not eat right, and just not act like himself. Anything I could tell you would be pure guesswork, and your parent s dog deserves much better than that. Dog s don t lie. If he isn...

Dogs: dog aggression, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: This is a tough question. Dogs aren t mature until they are about 3 year old. As they mature, they challenge other dogs in the house and the owners for pack rank. Many people might not have caught the staring down, but eye contact is very important to dogs....

Dogs: My dog's agression, association of pet dog trainers, pet dog trainers
association of pet dog trainers, pet dog trainers, reinforcement methods: Hi Sarah, It s not normal when a normally happy, loving dog is suddenly aggressive for no apparent reason. Any time your dog shows a sudden onset aggression, a veterinary checkup is in order. The best course of action is to address this problem before...

Dogs: dog behavior, shy dog
shy dog: Hi Roni, It s not at all unusual for a dog to bond more closely to a single family member. You can take steps to change this, by having other people do some of the daily care which she depends on, such as feeding her and walking her. Because she already...

Dogs: dog behaviour, obedience train, obedience class
obedience train, obedience class, natural instincts: Perhaps she is part Lab. I am not sure what you can do except what you have been doing. spay her if not already and obedience train her. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and...

Dogs: dog biting behaviour, acts of aggression, warm bedding
acts of aggression, warm bedding, daughter visit: Hi Rebecca, Im sorry your daughter was hurt by her grandmother s dog. Age can certainly play a factor in unexpected acts of aggression. An old dog simply may not tolerate things she did when she was young. Dogs don t see human children as people ....

Dogs: My dog died, eskimo spitz, jane thompson
eskimo spitz, jane thompson, rainbow bridge: Hi Jane, Thank you for writing to me about your Eskie, Bella. I also have an Eskie that I got when she was 7 months old, just about the age that your dog passed away. The only way to tell if your dog s rib caused a punctured lung would be to have an...

Dogs: my dog not eating, boiled chicken, wet food
boiled chicken, wet food, chicken and rice: Frances- I am glad you got her back home! Try hand feeding her something like boiled chicken and rice or wet food. I am sure she is just scared and confused, and it will take a few days for her to settle back in. Just be calm, patient and understanding...

Dogs: My dog is eating cat litter, litter box train, pet supply store
litter box train, pet supply store, clay litter: If you are interested in trying a different litter, try Yesterday s News. Its a recycled litter for dogs, cats and ferrets that is made out of newspaper. Yes, clay litter can lead to an obstruction, stay away from all clay or clumping litters. Another possible...

Dogs: my dog have flue, german shepherd dog, health food store
german shepherd dog, health food store, garlic cloves: Hi Ali, Sneezing, and having a runny nose can mean sinus problems, upper respiratory infections, foreign bodies, nasal irritation, allergy, diseased teeth, nasal mites, nasal tumors amongst other things. Treatments will vary depending on what the actual...

Dogs: dog food, innova puppy, quality dog food
innova puppy, quality dog food, puppy formula: Hi Janet, In your message, you said: She was on Canidae but noticed the problems people were having. That makes no sense to me, if you d like to get back to me and clarify that, it might be helpful. Canidae All Stages dog food is a high quality dog food....

Dogs: dog handling or playing, obedience classes, bonds
obedience classes, bonds, weather: Probably a good idea is to set about an hour each day for playing,such as having him/her run around in the yard,taking the dog on a walk(of course depending on the weather)and even throwing toys around in the house if the weather is bad Another good idea...

Dogs: dog's jaw locks and drools, why?, mandibular ramus, seizure activity
mandibular ramus, seizure activity, body posture: HI Lee, Has your vet ruled out any kind of seizure activity? Seizures happen to different degrees, a dog doesn t necessarily foam at the mouth and fall over if it s having a seizure. It can be as simple as odd muscle movement or body posture. I did a...

Dogs: dog mating, shihtzu, tieing
shihtzu, tieing, couple of days: Cathie- Yes, a little blood after tieing is normal. I would try for a third tying, even if she is a bit sore. Make sure you are holding them after they turn around so that neither one of them can pull away too fast and injure themselves or the other...

Dogs: My dog needs help!, vomiting
vomiting: Hi Lauren, I m sorry your dog is feeling poorly. You should know that whether or not a dog s nose is cool or moist doesn t mean anything regarding the health of the dog. A dog s nose changes through the day: wet and cool one moment and warmer and drier...

Dogs: My dog pees on her own bed, obedience classes, something soft
obedience classes, something soft, dog pees: This is a dominance thing,and there s a couple of things that will reduce or get rid of it altogether The first is to put her in a crate at night and when you are out withOUT and blankets ect if you want her to lay on something soft,you can put papers in...

Dogs: dog pooping in house, accidents in the home, medical cause
accidents in the home, medical cause, cold weather: Hi Juliana, Any time a dog that was reliably house trained starts having accidents in the home, a vet exam should be done to rule out a possible medical cause for the problem. It s only after your dog has been given a clean bill of health from your veterinarian...

Dogs: my dog and her pups, mastitis, babys
mastitis, babys, antibiotic: Billiejo- Please seperate the mother from the puppies, and tube/bottle feed the puppies. The mother is on an antibiotic and it will kill the puppies if they continue to nurse on her. She can not be near the puppies while she is on the antibiotics. If after...

Dogs: dog runs head first into trash can, italian greyhound, registered nurse
italian greyhound, registered nurse, head injury: Hi Dani- IGs have remarkably resiliant heads. Its their tails you have to watch out for, LOL! It sounds like he is just fine. The symptoms you described are all of the same symptoms I would tell you to watch for. The best advice is to keep him quiet...

Dogs: dog urinating in bed, beaver fever, unwanted dogs
beaver fever, unwanted dogs, stool sample: I think the best thing to do for a while would be to keep Sophie in a crate at all times,except to take her outside,to feed with her,walk her play time ect Thats really the best way to curb house training issues,and do that for about 3 weeks,then slowly let...

Dogs: dog weeing on outside patio area, obedience class, slate patio
obedience class, slate patio, natural instincts: It is possible it is a leadership challenge. Neuter him if not already. Then take over as leader. TThe key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with...

Dogs: dog wets, puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine
puppy housebreaking tips, morning routine, ups: Hi Mac, If a housebroken dog suddenly starts to urinate inside, there may be a medical problem and should be checked out by a Veterinarian. She could have a Urinary Tract Infection which is only one thing that could be wrong. If the urine has a slight pink...

Dogs: My dog won't eat, clap your hands, time dogs
clap your hands, time dogs, wet food: Hi Samar- Thank you for adopting. I highly recomend hand feeding her at this point. Try to make the food seem like the most interesting thing in the world. Talk happily, laugh, try to get her excited before you offer a piece. If she knows any tricks,...

Dogs: My dogs right rear leg stopped working, shelley davis, bernese mountain
shelley davis, bernese mountain, pinched nerve: Hi Scott, Thank you for writing to me. There are several possibilities. First, check for Lyme Disease. If you can t afford an MRI, do an ultrasound which checks the soft tissue or apply for CareCredit, zero interest for a certain number of months...

Dogs: My dogs skin, german shepard mix, gold bond powder
german shepard mix, gold bond powder, food allergies: Jenae- Cortizone cream may help, as well as just benedryl, which always is a good suggestion for very itchy skin from allergies, but I m sure you have tried these already. Creams and aloes can offer temp relief but you d probably have to shave him down...

Dogs: dry scaly skin on a newborn puppy, fading puppy syndrome, dry flaky skin
fading puppy syndrome, dry flaky skin, dry scaly skin: Hi Ariel, Your puppy may have something called fading puppy syndrome . You should not delay any further in having your vet examine this puppy. Until your puppy can be seen by your vet, it is essential that this puppy be kept warm and receive extra calories,...

Dogs: Eating habits, dry dog food, dry food
dry dog food, dry food, home remedies: It sounds to me like the dog is sick and needs to see a vet. There are few home remedies. It is very rare for a healthy dog not to eat what it needs. In some cases a dog not eating is just being over fed. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the...

Dogs: Elderly Dog, yellow labrador retriever, toy poodle
yellow labrador retriever, toy poodle, labrador retriever: Hi Sabrina, I understand your desire to make your Yellow Lab as comfortable as possible in whatever time she has left. Elderly dogs like the same things they liked when they were younger, it s a matter of tailoring their activities to their physical limitations....

Dogs: Extreme Fear in Year-Old Female Mutt, calming
calming: Hi Greyling, You are doing a wonderful thing by rehabilitating this poor dog. One thing you can try to calm Reba is to use a Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP). Dog Appeasing Pheromones work by mimicking the properties of the natural pheromones of the...

Dogs: Eye cataracts on dogs, eye cataracts, ophthalmologist
eye cataracts, ophthalmologist, dogs: I have never heard the theory of pouring penicillin into the eye, but I doubt that would make any difference since cataracts are not caused by infection. Check with an animal ophthalmologist before doing anything to your dog s eyes. You could easily make...

Dogs: The Eyes of a Boxer, female boxer, dark lining
female boxer, dark lining, third eyelid: Hi Robert- There is nothing in the standard that advises against whites in the eye (and that IS in the standard in a few other breeds) however from what I understand it is thought cleaner if the dog has dark lining to match their dark points. It affects...

Dogs: eating, hard boiled eggs, shelley davis
hard boiled eggs, shelley davis, peas carrots: Hi Sherri, Thank you for writing to me and bless you for saving a life and giving it a good home. This is a rather complex situation. The dog may just not like the type of food that he s being fed. If he scavanged on the street he may prefer real food...

Dogs: end stage of canine kidney disease, canine kidney disease, heart failure
canine kidney disease, heart failure, old dog: Gail- Crashing is a term used by vets/rescue workers to mean a multitude of different things. Some people mean it as the end stage as you said, some people will say it to imply a dog crashing as heart failure, seizuring, and their body shutting down....

Dogs: my english bulldog scratching, chronic itching
chronic itching: Hi Jane, The point in trying a different diet is to establish if a dog has a food allergy. The dog should be put on a hypoallergenic diet, featuring protein and carb sources he hasn t received before. During this time, the dog should not receive any treats...

Dogs: english pointer, baby asprin, glucosamine chondrotin
baby asprin, glucosamine chondrotin, shark cartlidge: Hi Valerie- With his age, and the time of year (winter being the most common time symptoms show up) I would suggest arthritis. Try offering some glucosamine, chondrotin, MSM and shark cartlidge. All very helpful! If you prefer the drug method you can use...

Dogs: excessive paw licking and paw biting/holding, baby asprin, bitch in heat
baby asprin, bitch in heat, pain reliever: Hi there- I myself have had a million dollar mutt LOL, I know the feeling! Walking with the paw in his mouth, nipping and licking at his paw etc is usually attributed to pain, particularly deep seeded pain in the bones. It could be that he has arthritis...

Dogs: excessive shedding, internal stress, proper diagnosis
internal stress, proper diagnosis, shedders: Hi Kimberly- Pugs are year round shedders that constantly shed their guardhairs when they die out. So there isn t much of a blowing of coats with pugs. I would recommend if you notice an unusual amount of shedding to contact your vet for an examination....

Dogs: eye contour discoloration, mini colley, eye contour
mini colley, eye contour, black eyeliner: Hi Carole- It is completely normal for the eyeliner to come and go, especially in golden mixes. Some goldens and golden mixes are born with entirely black skin that fades as they grow! I m sure she is absolutely adorable. Enjoy her, and thanks for rescuing...

Dogs: Fearful puppy, elbow dysplasia, obedience train
elbow dysplasia, obedience train, bernese mountain dog: There could be several thing going on including the fear stages puppies often go through at 4 and 10 months. While she may have seemed to be OK at 3 months, that is really too late to socialize a puppy. She may have missed socialization in the important...

Dogs: Feeding, daily calorie calculator, puppy food
daily calorie calculator, puppy food, calories per day: Hi Wanda, You didn t say how much your puppy weighs, or whether or not your puppy is over or under weight, or what food you re using. On the package for whatever food you re feeding your dog will be a recommended food guideline for your puppy s size...

Dogs: Female Dachshund, ear infection, mastitis
ear infection, mastitis: Hi Susan, Thank you for opening your home, and your heart to this sweet little dog. An enlarged, hard teat can indeed be mastitis. A vet would need to examine the dog to confirm this, treatment would include antibiotics for 10 to 21 days. At home,...

Dogs: Flaky skin, itching
itching: Hi Gabriela, I m sorry to hear that your puppy has needed two surgeries within 6 months, and is now having skin problems. Skin problems are always difficult to treat. They can require your patience as many times multiple treatments need to be tried before...

Dogs: Fluid in cheek, wholesale pet supply, puppy shots
wholesale pet supply, puppy shots, proper digestion: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for writing to me. I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience and understanding. As far as the small pouch of fluid on your dog s right cheek, I suggest that you consult with a doggie dentist. The cause could be...

Dogs: Dog doesn't bark, german shepard, doorbell
Dogs: Dog doesn't bark, german shepard, doorbell, good girl

Dogs: My dog pees on her own bed, dominance, blankets
Dogs: My dog pees on her own bed, dominance, blankets, dogs

Dogs: eating, dr pitcairn, chow
Dogs: eating, dr pitcairn, chow

Dogs: HELP! Prey drive, cat cat cat, small animals
Dogs: HELP! Prey drive, cat cat cat, small animals, bloody mess

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Dogs: MY OLDER DOGS AND MY NEW PUPPY, behaviours, playtime
Dogs: MY OLDER DOGS AND MY NEW PUPPY, behaviours, playtime, 10 months

Dogs: Puppymill chi and housetraining, puppy mill dogs, crate training a puppy
Dogs: Puppymill chi and housetraining, puppy mill dogs, crate training a puppy, adoption events

Dogs: static electric shock from touching the dog, static shocks, niki
Dogs: static electric shock from touching the dog, static shocks, niki, static electricity

Dogs: false pregnancy, milk glands, false pregnancy
milk glands, false pregnancy, dangerous myth: Hi there- I am sorry to hear you are having this problem, and that your girl is in pain. First of all, let me just say that if I were in your situation (and, to be honest, I have been with a top winning champion bitch that I desperately wanted to breed)...

Dogs: fear of being alone, separation anxiety, little fellow
separation anxiety, little fellow, hurricane fence: He has separation anxiety which is fairly common in a lot of dogs that are rescued The best thing to do here,would be to call up several trainers in your area,and ask them if they deal with separation anxiety,and there are a number of trainers that do-but...

Dogs: fear of being alone, Separartion Distress
Separartion Distress: Using a hot wire will make things worse. If possible have someone come out who is knowledgeable in the different types of separation problems and assess. Try www.ccpdt.com He would probably do best in the room of his attachment figure and he also needs...

Dogs: feeding, doggy daycare, getting a new puppy
doggy daycare, getting a new puppy, lunchtime: You can still feed the puppy twice a day (before and after work), but what goes in, must come out, and the puppy should be let outside to potty during lunchtime. Is there a relative or neighbor who can come in to let the puppy outside during the middle of...

Dogs: feeding an 8 week old westie, precious puppy, westland terrier
precious puppy, westland terrier, dogs food: A half cup or less each of 3 times a day would be a good starting place. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations...

Dogs: feeding Staff Dog, starch grains, true carnivores
starch grains, true carnivores, brewers yeast: Hi Maureen, It s okay to supplement dog food with fresh meats, but by feeding a dog a diet of only meat, he probably isn t receiving all the nutrients and micro-nutrients he needs. Dogs, unlike cats, are not true carnivores. They need to eat foods besides...

Dogs: first stage of labor?, giving birth
giving birth: Hi Jason, When giving birth is imminent there will be discharge from the vagina. This will often start out clear, change to a pale green and then to a dark green. This dark green means the placenta has become detached and the puppies are imminent. If your...

Dogs: flakes in fur, skin scrapings, steroid injection
skin scrapings, steroid injection, dandruff: It sounds like she is having either an A) Allergic reaction B) very dry skin with dandruff C) bad reaction to fleas. Either way, she should go to the vet if she is in such bad discomfort. The vet can help you (based upon her skin scrapings)decide upon a...

Dogs: fumes in garage harmful for dog?, heart palpatations, kerosene fumes
heart palpatations, kerosene fumes, bordetella: Marla- Yes, kerosene fumes are just as harmful to dogs as they are to humans, and infact much more annoying to breathe in as their nose is so much more sensitive. They can cause lung disesase, heart palpatations, and irritations that lead to bordetella...

Dogs: German Shepherd dog - Eye problem, glaucoma
glaucoma: Hi Jitin, You should have your dog examined by your vet to rule out the possiblity of glaucoma. One of the symptoms of glaucoma is redness of the sclera. Also, one of the health problems the German Shepherd breed is prone to develop is glaucoma, so...

Dogs: German shepherd puppy bite, biting and jumping
biting and jumping: Hi Diana, It s normal for puppies to try to bite when they play, but you are correct, it s not a good behavior especially in a dog that s going to get as large as a Shepherd. Here s where you can read about training your puppy out of biting and jumping:...

Dogs: Is It A Good Idea?, worst case scenario, time increment
worst case scenario, time increment, two and a half years: Hi Joshua, Unfortunately, the courts have yet to institutionalize the standard of the best interest of the dog, as they have for children. I think changing your dog s home on a monthly basis would be disturbing to your dog. Dogs thrive on stability...

Dogs: Great Dane scared of shadows, fearful, desensitize
fearful, desensitize: Hi Jim. Dogs are individuals, that s the reason why Katie is oblivious to shadows, and Gus is freaked out by them. You can desensitize Gus to shadows, so in time he won t react as strongly to them. Read about how to do that here: http://rescuemedog.org/training-library/fearful-dog/...

Dogs: giving human food to my yorkies, quality puppy, puppy fat
quality puppy, puppy fat, yorkie puppy: Hi Hi Kesha, No need to worry, in no time at all your puppy will begin to attract flies, and other bugs. You can name these happy friendly insects, and they can be your new pets! As your puppy starts to decompose, she ll be all warm and snuggly again....

Dogs: golden doodle, Submissive Urination
Submissive Urination: Hi Anne, As far as the peeing goes, your son s dog doesn t have an obedience problem, and it s not a house training issue either. It sounds like she has, what s called Submissive Urination , however it s common for female dogs to develop urinary tract...

Dogs: goldren retriever, testicle size, guard hairs
testicle size, guard hairs, foot note: Ky- If this is a change from your dogs usual testicle size (IE he didn t develop incorrectly with one testicle descended and the other undeveloped) then no, this is not normal in anyway. It is quite possible that he has developed testicular cancer. I highly...

Dogs: HAIR COLOR, whitening shampoo, shih poo
whitening shampoo, shih poo, petco: Hi Donna, Starting with the obvious, have you tried to wash off the brown color that has appeared in your dog s coat? Has your dog been licking the area where the color change is happening? The saliva can stain an area that receives a lot of licking...

Dogs: HELP! Prey drive, Predatory behavior
Predatory behavior: Hi Elizabeth, Dogs with predation are fairly specific and there are no studies that suggest that they drift to another species. Not sure what you did (or what the outcome was) with the behaviorist, but I suspect it was management is the only solution....

Dogs: Heeling, head halter, magic word
head halter, magic word, retrain: Hi Tara- Unfortunatly, I have no magic word for you :(. Walking three dogs at once is VERY hard, even well behaved and trained dogs, because they have a pack mentality and they are constantly pushing to be ahead of the others. You have to have undeniable...

Dogs: High BUN level ~ not a kidney problem, high protein, kidney disease
high protein, kidney disease: Hi John, Dehydration can cause elevated BUN levels if your dog isn t getting enough water for her kidneys to function correctly. Make sure your dog is drinking enough. Normal water consumption in a dog should be a little less than 2 ounces (50 milliliters)...

Dogs: High Protein Diets, high protein diets, high protein foods
high protein diets, high protein foods, high protein food: Hi Megan- Well 9/10 that allergy is to grain. Most dogs can t stomach it at all. It would be a much rarer situation if he were actually allergic to chicken. Innova Evo is excellent, as is blue buffalo. California natural and timberwolf is also good,...

Dogs: HOOKWORMS, hookworms and Interceptor
hookworms and Interceptor: Hi Dianne, Interceptor eliminates heartworm larvae and the adult stage of hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm. So if there are immature worms when your dog is started on the treatment, they will mature before the next dosage, but then be killed. Interceptor...

Dogs: House training, miniature pincher, closet shelving
miniature pincher, closet shelving, wire grid: Punitive methods don t work very well. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the...

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, leashed
housebreaking an older dog, leashed, dog trainer: Another method that works better in some dogs is with puppy pads,what you do is either put in a gated off room,like the kitchen,and put the pads down,and when the dog even looks like he might go,place him on the pads,even if he is starting to go-even if he...

Dogs: Housebreaking my puppy!, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, lavish praise: A 10 week old may still be having some accidents, but should be doing better than you say. When you take her out, you need to be using a command and perhaps walk her around and return to the spot. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but...

Dogs: Housetraining, labrador puppy, separation anxiety
labrador puppy, separation anxiety, peanut butter: There could be several things going on here. If her stool is soft, take a sample and her to the vet. Is she confined in a very small space? If her cage or crate is too big, she may eliminate in one end and sleep in the other. That is more likely if she...

Dogs: Hurt jack russell, baby asprin, jack russell
baby asprin, jack russell, puncture: It s possible she bruised herself, or yes, sprained a tendon or muscle. If you can move her leg in total rotation and it doesn t hurt her, I would just keep an eye on it. A baby asprin will take away the pain, and keep her on restricted movement for the next...

Dogs: Huskies, adult coat, lab puppies
adult coat, lab puppies, cedar chips: Most 4 month olds don t have their full adult coat. I don t think one should have to sleep outside in any sort of cold weather, and certainly not it it is below 20 degrees. If you need help managing her sleeping inside, post back and I can help you....

Dogs: Husky, hookworm
hookworm: Hi Natoshia Thanks for getting back to me and clarifying the facts. Hookworm can infect its host in several ways. One way is to penetrate the hostís skin directly through the feet or belly or whatever part of the skin is touching the ground. Another...

Dogs: Hyper-Active/fear in 5month old puppy, papillon puppy, minor variations
papillon puppy, minor variations, belly rub: It could be some baggage from her past. perhaps somebody else punished her for such. Give her time and try these bonding exercises. Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your pup s middle, below his front legs,...

Dogs: Hyperactive puggle, dog obedience training, relaxation therapy
dog obedience training, relaxation therapy, puggle: Hi Christina, Puppies are a whole lot of work! They demand your constant supervision and attention, it s really important that you provide your puppy with this care, otherwise he can grow up to have some BIG behavioral issues, and could even become aggressive....

Dogs: halos in pupp's eyes, lhasa apsa, veterinary ophthalmologist
lhasa apsa, veterinary ophthalmologist, female puppy: It could just be the pigment of your dog s eyes; you should ask your breeder about this. If your dog has never had an eye exam, you should probably set up an appointment with a veterinary ophthalmologist, and he/she would be able to tell you exactly what...

Dogs: health, female yorkie, macaw
female yorkie, macaw, beak: Trish- She is being protective of you, as she can sense the anger and rising emotions in the room, just like any human can. I would remove her from the situation if you are beginning a fight, and I would NOT encourage the behavior in any way. It isn t exactly...

Dogs: healthiest dog, pet store puppies, quality puppies
pet store puppies, quality puppies, puppy mills: I can t point to any specific breed. All the breeds are plagued with those putting a low priority on health for one reason or another. You didn t mention allergies and food sensitivity. Stay away from pet stores, puppy mills, back yard breeders, and I wouldn...

Dogs: heat, pregnancies, best of luck
pregnancies, best of luck, bulldog: Hi Linda, You should have your dog examined by your vet. Usually, a dog will come into heat about 4-6 months after whelping a litter. Ideally, a bitch should only be bred every other year. It s important to keep the frequency of breeding low. Even at...

Dogs: heat cycle, signs of a bladder infection, vet asap
signs of a bladder infection, vet asap, bladder stones: No, I would think that this is more indicitive of a bladder or kidney infection, or even stones. If she has been on antibiotics for 10 days with no relief, she needs to go back to the vet. Maybe it was the wrong antibiotics for the job, or maybe she needs...

Dogs: hip problems, drs foster and smith, glucosamine and chondroitin
drs foster and smith, glucosamine and chondroitin, glucosamine chondroitin: Hi Diane, Your vet probably wouldn t want to operate on a 13 year old German Shepherd. Instead, your dog s condition would probably be best managed with medication and over the counter supplements. Your dog probably has some hip dysplasia and arthritis,...

Dogs: hot nose, old english sheepdog, kitchen kitchen
old english sheepdog, kitchen kitchen, frozen water: Kathi- I wouldn t be too concerned about the warm nose, as it is most likely from the temperature change. If it becomes very hot (like a childs forehead with fever) and bone dry, it could indicate he is overheating or has a fever. Where do you live?...

Dogs: house breaking a 3 year old shitzu, shitzu, crate training
shitzu, crate training, nothing works: Jessica- She needs to be crated when you are not there, and watched like a hawk while you are there. When you take her outside, do not let her back inside until she pees/poops. When she does, praise her and reward her. Bring her out every 3 hours. If you...

Dogs: housebreaking an adult rescued chi, puppy pen, litter training
puppy pen, litter training, housebreaking: Litter training would probably be the way to go with her The best way to do that is to buy a puppy pen,and put her in it,and put the litter box in it,and whenever she gets up from resting for a while,or every few hours just put her in the box and praise...

Dogs: injured leg., hi aaron, yorkshire terrier
hi aaron, yorkshire terrier, toy breed: Hi Aaron, The only way definitive way for know if a bone is broken is by doing an x-ray. Since it s been a few days, contact your vet, and let him or her decide if it s time to do the x-ray at this point. If it were my dog, I d have the x-ray done for...

Dogs: italian grayhound bitting & clawing crate, italian grayhound, pet yard containment pen
italian grayhound, pet yard containment pen, buster cube: Hi Cindy, You already have half the battle won; your puppy will go into his crate on command! While you re home, have your puppy go into his crate with a treat or a toy, close the door when he goes in, and let him stay in there for a few seconds at...

Dogs: Jack russell terrier, bach flower remedy, dr edward bach
bach flower remedy, dr edward bach, jack russell terrier: Hi Reena, Thank you for writing to me. I want to commend you for being so tuned into your dog despite going through a stressful time in your personal life. As you must suspect by now, dogs are very sensitive critters and absorb all the emotions from the...

Dogs: jumping on furniture and things, work tops, labrador retriever
work tops, labrador retriever, mousetraps: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Dogs: do you know about the Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness, harness or head halter
harness or head halter: Hi Bikel, I have to tell you that this is the first I ve heard of the Walk Your Dog With Love Harness. After reading about it, it sounds easier to use than either a Halti or Gentle Leader head harness because both of those products require an adjustment...

Dogs: Labrador-Retriever bad habit, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, labrador retriever: It is possible to train a dog to obey commands without training it to see you as the leader. Other than that, much of what you have doen is the right thing. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see...

Dogs: Lump on the throat, lump
lump: Hi Jaya, I know how upsetting it is when you think your dog might be seriously ill, try to think positively about this. Most growths turn out not to be cancerous. Benign growths tend to stay in the place of origin and do not spread in numbers, however...

Dogs: Lumps on skin, andros island bahamas, australian cattle dog
andros island bahamas, australian cattle dog, lumps on skin: Hi Davina! First, and foremost, I am not a Veterinarian,as you know. so this is only a guess. I can t say for sure it s not cancerous but it sounds doubtful. It sounds to me more like a sebaceous cyst. These are usually painless, slow-growing small bumps...

Dogs: lab growth, puppy chow, purina pro plan
puppy chow, purina pro plan, adult food: A cup and a half once a day sounds like too little. Dogs vary, and as long as she is close to the ideal build in the link, keep up what you are doing. Oh, No matter what you may hear about its ingredients, Pro Plan has a great track record with Labs...

Dogs: how do labrador/dachsund act?, puppy socialization class, restroom
puppy socialization class, restroom, labrador: I would feed him as a medium sized puppy, so if he is a young puppy, 1 cup of food twice a day. Puppies tend to go to the bathroom every 45 minutes, smaller puppies more often, older puppies less often. As a guide you can take how many months old the puppy...

Dogs: large dog lower energy requirments?, jogging companion, standard poodle
jogging companion, standard poodle, loving companion: I think a greyhound fits the bill the best,they are big,but are low energy and are not guard dogs,also they don t eat a lot,greyhounds can live in apartments,are also quiet,don t shed much and unlike a lot of big dogs like mastiffs,do not drool My second...

Dogs: lblack lab hit by a vehicle, blood trail, wooded area
blood trail, wooded area, animal control: I am very sorry to hear that. I am afraid since the original person didn t answer, it may be too late for what little help I can give. Getting injured is very confusing to the dog. She may have mostly wanted to get away from where she was hit to avoid getting...

Dogs: leaking urine when sleeping, strong urine smell, small bladder
strong urine smell, small bladder, breed puppy: Hi there- Congratulations on your new puppy! I love affenpinschers. I always want to squish their little monkey faces. I d be a little concerned with a very strong urine smell and wetting in her sleep that she may have a urinary tract infection, although...

Dogs: lifespan when heat cycle ends, american pitbull terrier, heat cycle
american pitbull terrier, heat cycle, uterine infections: Hi Brandon! Dogs can continue to go into heat in their elderly years. Sometimes their hormones are not functioning properly and their heats will be sporadic, but most dogs will have a heat cycle until they die. In lieu of this information, I urge you to...

Dogs: how long?, green discharge, new babies
green discharge, new babies, best bet: Hi Jason- Im sorry for the delay! Maybe you already have babies!! We had a little family emergancy and I forgot to put myself on vacation. The light green discharge is just a mucal plug, and shouldn t last much more then a day, and just a bit when she...

Dogs: long coat or smooth coat?, pound dogs, adult coat
pound dogs, adult coat, thin coat: Ladonna- If he has any feathering at all, he s considered a long coat. Bad breeding can result in the thin coat that you are seeing, or it could also be that he is just stripping out of his puppy coat and growing into his adult coat, in which case his fur...

Dogs: looking for the appropriate dog, nova scotia duck, duck tolling retriever
nova scotia duck, duck tolling retriever, type of dogs: Probably a Lab or a Golden Retreiver would best suit you,they are larger and not needy,also these breeds love exercise but be fine witout it-these breeds are popular because they fit into any type of life style Probably any of the sporting breeds would...

Dogs: lunging at face, Muzzle grabbing
Muzzle grabbing: First I would not have her elevated until she has a better understanding of what she needs to do instead of trying to grab your muzzle. If she does lunge, wordlessly remove her. Everytime she does this kick her out of the party promptly and without emotion....

Dogs: lyme in dog, doxycycline, bowel movements
doxycycline, bowel movements, treatment period: Hi Cindy, Your dog requires a prescription antibiotic. Dogs are like people, sometimes they just don t tolerate a particular medication, it doesn t mean your vet is at fault. If the doxycycline wasn t well tolerated speak to your vet, and get a...

Dogs: TWO MALE PITBULLS, WILL THEY EVER GET ALONG?, male pitbull, behavioral specialist
male pitbull, behavioral specialist, neutral territory: Rhiannon- Unfortunately, in this situation I would be very surprised if the two of them were ever able to entirely co exist peacefully, but there is always hope. There are certainly methods that you can use, such as only introducing the dogs in neutral...

Dogs: Maltese puppy questions, puppy diarrhea
puppy diarrhea: Hi Katie, Yellow vomit just means your puppy s stomach was empty. By itself, it doesn t mean anything more than that. Puppy diarrhea can be a serious concern. It can be caused by changing her food too quickly, over feeding, stress (if you ve only got...

Dogs: Mating male dog exhibiting aggressive behaviour towards visitors in the house, pit bull terrier, bitch on heat
pit bull terrier, bitch on heat, aggressive behaviour: I agree with what she has said, it is a basic training program called the nothing in life is free program. Its a phenominal tactic of teaching your dog that he has to ask permission for EVERYTHING from you. It knocks him down a few pegs in the pack order...

Dogs: Methods of Changing Dog Behavior, victoria stillwell, obedience classes
victoria stillwell, obedience classes, cesar millan: Hi Lucy, Cesar Millan and Victoria Stillwell use different styles. Stillwell uses some more updated training methods with treats and positive reinforcement while Milan uses pack behavior to teach leadership to the owner. For a dog that s having dominance...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer skin irritation, allergic skin reactions, wet paper towel
allergic skin reactions, wet paper towel, dark specks: Hi Karen, First rule out fleas, even though you haven t seen any. Flea dirt looks like dark specks of pepper scattered on the skin surface. If you see flea dirt, which is actually flea feces and is composed of digested blood, pick some off your dog...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer ears, uncropped ears, dogs ears
uncropped ears, dogs ears, poor puppy: Hi Antonio- I have come to find that puppies often grow into their ears :) The AKC standard for uncropped ears on a minature schnauzer calls for half hung V shaped ears that ride high and fold close to the skull. They should not airplane out to the...

Dogs: Mixed border collie and pitbull puppy, puppy chow, corn wheat
puppy chow, corn wheat, border collie: Hi Mabel- Well, puppy chow is pretty much nothing but corn husks and sugar. Its a complete waste of a food, there s no nutrients in it what so ever, so I really wouldn t suggest that. You need a food with no corn, wheat gluten, soy, or other fillers in...

Dogs: Is MSM and Glucosamine harmful to my German Shepherd, glucosamine
glucosamine: Hi Catherine, There are no known side effects with glucosamine or MSM. The only exception would be for diabetic and overweight dogs, because they have problems with glucose tolerance. Diabetic and overweight dogs should have their blood sugars monitored...

Dogs: Mucus in dogs eyes, benadryl for dogs, brindle boxer
benadryl for dogs, brindle boxer, mild tranquilizer: Hi Melissa! I have no way of knowing for sure, but your dog may have allergies. Keep using a warm wash cloth to clean her eyes. If she continues to rub her eyes, you could try giving her some Benadryl. I am going to paste instructions below. Be sure to...

Dogs: male siberian husky dogs, siberian husky dogs, male dogs
siberian husky dogs, male dogs, kennel area: Hi Jim, Neutering your dogs is a good first step in stopping the aggression. Even though your dogs have a large kennel area, it s not a substitute for the mental stimulation a dog gets from a good run in a park, leashed walk, or a jog around the block....

Dogs: mating, intact dogs, pomeranian
intact dogs, pomeranian, neuter: Maybe, maybe not. Please don t take any chances. If you are going to keep intact dogs and even are thinking of breeding them, please put the effort into learning a little more. We have a lot of misery caused by those that fail to spay/neuter their dogs...

Dogs: meaning, male dogs, female companion
male dogs, female companion, pack behavior: Hi Julie, One of the reasons why a male and a female dog get along so well in a multi dog home is that a male dog is usually submissive to the female. Male dogs can be absolutely henpecked when it comes to what they ll put up with from a bossy female....

Dogs: min pin, minature pincher, keri
minature pincher, keri, toxin: Keri- If he is in that much pain that he is striking at you as you move to touch it, he needs to be seen by a vet, immediatly. There is no way for me to say what it could be- it could be an infection, a broken and infected tooth, an animal or insect bite,...

Dogs: min schnauzer fur changing colour, living in cyprus, salt and pepper
living in cyprus, salt and pepper, color changes: Hi Gill- Schnauzers tend to have slight color changes as they grow, and the change in the climate is most likely a bit responsible as well. I would not think that it is due to diet. However, without seeing the dog I would not be able to really diagnose,...

Dogs: mini dauhhound, lumps under the skin, umbilical hernia
lumps under the skin, umbilical hernia, stomack: When you say knots on her stomach, do you mean lumps outside the skin, or lumps under the skin? How big are they? Do they move when you touch them or are they rigid? How many are there? My first thought would be an umbilical hernia, but I would need more...

Dogs: mini schnauzer itching, mange mites, visual sightings
mange mites, visual sightings, mini schnauzer: Steroids and antibiotics are often not much more than bandaids, unless the dog has a bacterial infection, in the case of antibiotics. One needs to determine WHY the dog is itching. Is he scratching at his skin or at his ears, or all of the above? Bandaids...

Dogs: mini schnauzers, female answer, seperate areas
female answer, seperate areas, seperate rooms: Well it ll be best to have them sleep in seperate rooms and spend most of the time in seperate areas for a couple of months,so the new puppy can bond to you-but also don t forget your first dog,spend about as much time with the other,just seperatly for a while...

Dogs: My miniature foxie's behaviour with big dogs, mini foxie, big dogs
mini foxie, big dogs, aggressive manner: The best way to correct this if you know someone with a big dog is to go to the park with both dogs,and muzzle yours,as well as the other dog,so your dog can get used to bigger dogs,without getting hurt or starting a fight,try this for a few weeks and she...

Dogs: What should be the minimum age for a Rat Terrier to breed, rat terrier puppies, breeding dogs
rat terrier puppies, breeding dogs, female rat: Ashley- I m sorry, I thought I answered this but it must not have posted. A dog will go into heat the first time between 6-12 months of age. HOWEVER no ethical breeder will breed before the dogs are at LEAST 2 years old. Breeding before hand means breeding...

Dogs: One month old puppies. (Feeding), canned pumpkin, quality puppy
canned pumpkin, quality puppy, goats milk: Aretha- Try mixing some wet puppy food and warm goats milk, along with a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin and let the babies eat that. Also, you can whipe their bottoms with a warm wash cloth to help stimulate them to poop. The canned pumpkin will help...

Dogs: mother dog personality after first litter, quality puppy, beef liver
quality puppy, beef liver, puppy food: Kim- I would be concerned that she retained a placenta or has pyometra as she has just recently whelped. If you have not taken her to the vet for her post whelp exam, please do so immediatly. A nursing mother should be eating everything in sight, and be...

Dogs: muscle spasms in Jack Russell, blood glucose levels, mild seizure
blood glucose levels, mild seizure, muscle spasm: Hi Teresa, Trying potassium was a good suggestion, but you said it didn t seem to help. You didn t say how long you tried the supplements for. It may takes several weeks to a month of daily supplementation before results could have been seen. If this...

Dogs: New Chihuahua xxx, cooperative extension offices, rescue dogs
cooperative extension offices, rescue dogs, mum and dad: You can find background information on any breed at www.akc.org. Be careful of sites you know little about. There is a lot of bad information about dogs on the net put up people looking out for their own interests. Stick to sites you know something about...

Dogs: Nursing shih tzu mom and angel eyes, emergency vet, large nipples
emergency vet, large nipples, white dogs: My goodness! I would certainly look for another vet if he couldn t tell a dog halfway through her gestation, especially with milk production! As for the Angel Eyes, I assume you mean the bleach for tear stains that is available for white dogs. Honestly,...

Dogs: nervous dog, separation anxiety in dogs, male boxer
separation anxiety in dogs, male boxer, female boxer: Hi Rebekah, Though you may never know what went on that day of the storm, something has badly traumatized your dog. It will take plenty of time and patience, but you can desensitize to loud noises, and re-train her to be calm when left alone. Read...

Dogs: My new dog does not eat, old english sheepdog, table scraps
old english sheepdog, table scraps, chicken liver: Hi Kathi- Well, it sounds like if he doesnt eat his dog food then he gets yummy delicious table scraps!!! Would you want to eat smelly old dog food then? LOL First of all, call the people who had him before and find out what he was eating. What ever...

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

Dogs: new puppy, no bite
no bite: Hi Pamela, Your puppy needs to eat a food that s especially made for puppies, until she s a year old. Puppies have different nutritional needs than adult dogs. Either feed your dogs in separate rooms, or stay in the room at meal time and make sure that...

Dogs: noisie lungs in puppy, chest x rays, collapsing trachea
chest x rays, collapsing trachea, specialist centers: I would not recommend giving her an expectorant without knowing the cause of the problem. Has she had any chest x-rays? Due to her young age, I would be concerned about congenital problems (conditions she may have been born with). Is the hack a cough,...

Dogs: MY OLDER DOGS AND MY NEW PUPPY, puppy, puppies
puppy, puppies, 3 years: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: Older dog bit puppy without provacation, new puppy, older dog
new puppy, older dog: Hi Debbie, Yes, keep your older dog and puppy separated, and continue to give your older dog the one-on-one attention he needs. When you want to spend time with only the puppy, crate or contain your older dog. Knowing you can t trust your older dog with...

Dogs: Overly thristy dog, wheezes, pet ownership
wheezes, pet ownership, rescue group: Hi Danielle, Guesswork won t help this dog, she needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If you plan on keeping the dog, part of the responsibility of pet ownership is to provide healthcare when it s needed, as well as preventive care. If you are unable...

Dogs: How often should a pug poop, fiber
fiber: Hi Victoria, Having just one bowel movement a day might be normal for your particular dog, especially if you aren t seeing him straining to go to the bathroom. Typically, dogs have anywhere from one to a few bowel movements a day. The frequency depends...

Dogs: my older dog is house broken but not, Roger Abrantes, separation distress
Roger Abrantes, separation distress, separation anxiety: Hi Heather, I wanted to mention that after your follow-up I had some more information and might have put forth some more ideas; but I felt I might be wasting both your and my time since in your rating of me you mentioned that you took two points off in...

Dogs: older dog peeing in house, shitzu, pet stores
shitzu, pet stores, peeing: First, get her checked out by a vet to make sure that it s nothing physical. Second, clean the spots where he s peed with a commercial product to remove the odor (available at pet stores). Third, if he can t be supervised, crate him (or don t allow him upstairs)...

Dogs: Pad training older dog, old dog paper training
old dog paper training: Hi Jackie, It may be possible to train your elderly dog to use pads, newspapers, or a dog litter box. A lot depends on your dog. It can be difficult to retrain a 13 year-old dog after a lifetime of being trained NOT to go in the house. It could be really...

Dogs: Pet pulling out hair, pulling out hair, hind legs
pulling out hair, hind legs, skin condition: Hi Pat- While there are a number of reasons that pets can pull at their hair, the most common is irritation or pain. Typically when they are pulling hair out of both sides above their hips equally, I would say they are having joint pain in their hips and...

Dogs: Pit bulls, oral antibiotics, pit bulls
oral antibiotics, pit bulls, pit bull: Hi Darius, Redness, and hardness of your dog s nipples can mean infection called Mastitis. You need to take this seriously. Untreated, this kind of infection can lead to gangrene. Gangrene is caused by a bacteria that does not require oxygen to grow. The...

Dogs: Play/Biting Neck, boston terriers, yelp
boston terriers, yelp, bully: Hi Cassie- Yes, this is a normal behavior, but I would discourage it gently if petey starts yelping (maybe distract with a toy) as it can lead to some injuries if they get too energetic! Petey has a lot of extra puppy skin and Bully is just using it as...

Dogs: Please help!!!!!!!, loose stools, vet check
loose stools, vet check, puupy: Maria- a 9 week old puppy that has diarrhea, is lethargic, and isn t eating or drinking, is a prime candidate for a parvo test. IMMEDIATELY. If he does have parvo, early diagnosis is the key to saving his life. It takes three parvo vaccines to even begin...

Dogs: Pomeranian feet/nails, pad color
pad color: Hi Patria, Yes, it s normal for a puppy s pads and nails to change to black, but it s also normal for some pads to remain pink, and nails to be whitish or clear. Sometimes a dog will have different colored nails and pads on the same foot. This is not...

Dogs: How Would A Pomeranian seizure......, seizures
seizures: Hi Brenda, After a seizure, a dog is said to be in the postictus stage of the seizure. Many times it s the only sign an owner sees, particularly since many seizures occur at night or early in the morning. For minutes to days after the seizure, the dog...

Dogs: Poodles, introducing puppy to resident dog
introducing puppy to resident dog: Hi Cynthia, Six weeks is too young to get a puppy. The best time to bring home a new puppy is at 8-10 weeks of age. Now is the time to make sure your adult dog s vaccinations are up to date to ensure the puppy is protected from disease! Even though your...

Dogs: Poodles, puppy care
puppy care: Hi Cynthia, You ve said: We already have a crate and the only time Panda goes in there right now is when she has snapped at us. A crate should never be used for punishment! If your dog snaps at you, it means there is a lack of leadership in your home,...

Dogs: Pooping and digging carpet, mini dashund, bitter apple
mini dashund, bitter apple, hime: What you might want to do for a while is to use a crate and keep him in there all the time,except to take hime outside,to play with him to be fed ect Keeping him in a crate will stop him from destorying things,and it also helps them to housetrain,as they...

Dogs: Pooping in the house!, shar pei, terrier mix
shar pei, terrier mix, thick layer: Hi Emily, Your boyfriend s dog may be marking, or he just may be feeling stressed out when his owner leaves town. It s also possible he s attracted back to the areas where he s had previous accidents by the odor (dogs can smell it, even though you ve cleaned...

Dogs: Possessivness over toys, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, canine club: How old is your son? With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone book under government listings for extension...

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

Dogs: Pudgey Pom, cute as a bug, root image
cute as a bug, root image, global images: Hi Trish- You can tell if your dog is overweight by using the body conditioning scale. Here is a copy: http://www.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/image/global_images/dog/articles/77r_004.jpg Make sure that you can feel her ribs through a thin layer of...

Dogs: Pug issues....Poss seizures?, pug dog encephalitis, couple problems
pug dog encephalitis, couple problems, rads: Pug meningoencephalitis is a breed specific form of GME (granulomatous meningoencephalitis). GME is an noninfectious, inflammatory disease of the nervous system that affects the meninges and spinal cord. The cause is unknown. Pug meningoencephalitis usually...

Dogs: Puppies, shih poo puppies, two puppies
shih poo puppies, two puppies, science diet: It could be a couple of things,none which are serious One is like people,males mature at a later level,so right now he might be smaller then the female,but in a couple of months,he may have his growth sprint,and then he will be bigger It could be that...

Dogs: Puppies in my Shed, stray dogs giving birth, stray pups
stray dogs giving birth, stray pups, stray puppies: Hi Doris, I can only tell you what I would do and what are my thoughts. :-) Most new canine moms may be somewhat protective of their pups, and that may be why the mom doesn t want you near her pups. Also, you don t know how long she s been on her own...

Dogs: Puppy 8 in 1 shot, Injection Site Reaction
Injection Site Reaction: Hi T, The knot under the skin, in the spot where you gave the vaccine is called a delayed cellular response. With this kind of reaction, the puppy (or dog) will get a lump on their body where the vaccine was given. This lump may occur within one to three...

Dogs: Puppy eating my house, obedience training, shepard mix
obedience training, shepard mix, two dogs: 6 months is not an adult dog, it is still an immature puppy, especially for a large breed. You need formal obedience training, too, there are no tricks, no way around it, have to train the dog to have a way to communicate with him through obedience and teach...

Dogs: Puppy teething, bottom teeth, hinge
bottom teeth, hinge, bully: I would keep an eye on it, but not panic yet. If he is teething, this is probably a tooth coming in. If it seems excessively painful, if it gets red, inflamed, or feels very hot to the touch, I would take him to the vet to have it checked out. I would also...

Dogs: Puppy Vomiting, american staffy, intestinal parasites
american staffy, intestinal parasites, canidate: Pippa- A young puppy vomiting, lethargic, not eating or drinking... is a primse canidate for a parvo test. Please take her to the vet IMMEDIATLY. She needs to be checked for intestinal parasites and/or parvo. If it is parvo, getting her to the vet in the...

Dogs: Puppymill chi and housetraining, puppy pen, puppymill
puppy pen, puppymill, great dog: Since she soils the crate,I think the way you have to go is with puppy pads What you do is put the dog inside of a little pen or gated off into one room,and put down the puppy pads,and if it looks like she is ready to do something,or is even in the middle...

Dogs: Pure bred- Brat, seeing eye dogs, standard poodle
seeing eye dogs, standard poodle, obedience school: Hi Nicole! Well... welcome to the world of labs. Have you seen Marley and me? You have a Marley! There are two types of labs: soft labs (Calm, sedate, gentle labs used for seeing eye dogs and working dogs) and field labs. Field labs have been...

Dogs: pain during BM/ 5 yr shitzu, canned pumpkin pie, video demonstration
canned pumpkin pie, video demonstration, video demo: 1) Yes, she could have impacted anal glands that need to be cleared, or given an antibiotic to help a possible infection. 2) Yes, if she is overfed and she is not drinking enough water this could produce large BMS that are painful, especially to a tender...

Dogs: papillon puppy, puppy feeding
puppy feeding: Hi Autumn, How much you feed your dog will actually be a little different depending on what you food you re feeding your puppy, due to the nutritional content which varies from brand to brand. Whatever food you re using will have a feeding guideline...

Dogs: peeing, excitement urination, indoor dog pen
excitement urination, indoor dog pen, submissive urination: Hi Stuart, First you need to rule out a medical cause for your dog s peeing. It s common for female dogs to develop urinary tract infections, this can lead to increased frequency of urination, and not being able to hold it for as long as she should. So...

Dogs: peeing, vet visit, kidney infection
vet visit, kidney infection, border collie: Hi Stuart- First thing is a vet visit to check for a urinary tract infection, or kidney infection. If that checks out ok, I would start looking at it as behavioral. Not just males mark, females will mark as well. Is she always peeing in the same places?...

Dogs: my pet chihuahua's vagina, swollen vagina, female dog in heat
swollen vagina, female dog in heat, male dogs: Hi Peter, If your dog has not been spayed, she may be entering her estrus, or heat period soon. You can read more about this here: http://www.4vetclinics.com/articles/dog-estrus.php It s during this time that your dog can become pregnant, so it s really...

Dogs: pit bull dog, vet asap, pyo
vet asap, pyo, pyometra: Brandy- No, this is not normal at all, and could be indicitave of pyometra. (Among other things, vomiting, depression and fever could be many different ailments, but because of her recent breeding/whelping, my mind automatically jumps to pyo). If you are...

Dogs: My pit bull terrior is pregnant, pit bull terrior, stages of labor
pit bull terrior, stages of labor, yesterday morning: Janice- Yes, its possible that she is in the first stages of labor. Did you witness the tying and correctly mark the calender? If 63 days is the 21st from the first tie, then I would be very concerned about the viability of the puppies should she be going...

Dogs: pitbull release, smelling salts, pepper spray
smelling salts, pepper spray, small dogs: No, Smelling salts would not help you. They *may* provide a seconds of distraction, but unless you throw it in the dogs mouth or rub them into his eyes, its not going to be enough to distract an attacking dog. you d have better luck dosing them in water, or...

Dogs: pitbulls, obedience class, flat collar
obedience class, flat collar, leather leash: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. If that doesn t solve the problem, you need to talk to the vet....

Dogs: please help, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: At 2 years old, she is maturing and it will take a while to correct that, but not as long as if you waited even longer. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all...

Dogs: pomeranian, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, obedience class: It sounds like a classic case of a dog challenging you for leadership. Neuter him if not already. Then obedience train him. 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: poms, genetic fault, kissing cousin
genetic fault, kissing cousin, those dogs: If they are not at all related other then mother/son (meaning, the mother and father were not related, or the grandparents of the mother related or the grandparents were not related to the father etc) then yes, you could, this is called linebreeding. However,...

Dogs: pooping og, human nose, containment area
human nose, containment area, thick layer: Hi Salena, It would help to walk the dogs separately, so you can offer praise the moment she relieves herself outside. The moment she goes outside give her a small treat, and offer praise. If she doesn t go to the bathroom during the walk, she should...

Dogs: possible cramps or hip dysplasia or ???, back pain
back pain: Hi Tommy, You didn t say what breed of dog you have, but growing pains are symptoms most often affects medium, large, and giant breeds of dogs. Those breeds are usually subject to rapid growth periods within their first year of development. Symptoms of...

Dogs: potential adoption of dog, vet check, yellow teeth
vet check, yellow teeth, brushing teeth: Hi Rebecca- Yes, giving birth recently can make it harder for her to hold it. Usually about 6 months after the puppies are born she will begin to have a bit more control over her bladder. I would just take her out more often until then. at 7 years old,...

Dogs: pregnancy, fatal infections, collie
fatal infections, collie, coyotes: YES! The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything to get loose and get to a male. Once loose, an accidental breeding and an unwanted litter is far from the worst that can happen....

Dogs: puppies are breathing from the lower stomach. doctors say it is serious, two puppies, government hospital
two puppies, government hospital, animal hospital: Hi Rahini, I m sorry your puppies are ill! I wish I could help, but your puppies need the care of a veterinarian. I understand that you ve taken them to a vet once, and it would appear they received the wrong treatment, but you need to take them back...

Dogs: my puppy, closet shelving, puppy food
closet shelving, puppy food, toy poodle: The timing is more critical to the mental development of a puppy than the physical. The ideal time is 7-8 weeks. The puppy is physically able to leave its mother before then, but needs to learn how to be a dog from the mother and the rest of the litter....

Dogs: puppy bite marks on head of puppy, blue weimaraners, fighting dogs
blue weimaraners, fighting dogs, weimaraners: Hi Diana- In rescue, we use Prepheration H (just, regular Prep H from the drug store) on scars. It works miracles. I have seen the worst scars on former fighting dogs melt away. Just rub it on twice a day, and keep away from his eyes. Hope this helps...

Dogs: puppy eating cactus, shelley davis, cactus plant
shelley davis, cactus plant, magnifying glass: Dear TM, Thank you for writing to me. The stickers have to come out because they can not only become infected but they will continue to cause constant pain if they remain in your dog s mouth. They can also move down to the throat and gastrointestional...

Dogs: My puppy eats the mail, feeding time, real solution
feeding time, real solution, best solution: It is very difficult to teach any dog to behave when you aren t around. The best solution is to crate the dog when you can t watch it. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others,...

Dogs: puppy food, puppy food, loose stools
puppy food, loose stools, science diet: Quite often the best thing is to stick to what it is eating before. There are no good studies available to the public comparing different foods and ther diets. I do know the highly experienced professionals at the service dog schools mostly feed common brands...

Dogs: my puppy is in pain don't know why/ what to do, baby aspirin, pound puppy
baby aspirin, pound puppy, type of bacteria: Vets can never be completely sure what is wrong with a dog and what treatment will work. This sounds like a case where you need to get back to the vet at once. To get him through the night you could give him some aspirin, buffered is best and you may need...

Dogs: Rat terrier retching, emergency vet, ground ginger
emergency vet, ground ginger, ginger snaps: He definitely sounds very nauseous. The chewing, salivating and eating grass are all signs of a very irritated stomach. He needs to drink a bit, and I d suggest some tea to help settle his stomach. If you have it, try making a cup of peppermint tea. Add...

Dogs: Red, balding spot on dog's leg, hair loss treatment, best of luck
hair loss treatment, best of luck, veterinarian: Hi Tonya, You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. There are several conditions which have the symptoms of redness, and hair loss. Treatment will vary depending on what the diagnosis is, so there s no use in trying to guess at what the problem...

Dogs: Reddish Pink discharge from penis, male boxer, boxer mix
male boxer, boxer mix, discharge from penis: Jon- If its just a small ammount, this is completely normal discharge, just part of being a boy. You can whipe it off with a paper towel and be done with it! However, if this is reocurring and a stream, rather then a few thick blobs, I would consult a different...

Dogs: Rescued puppies, puppy teeth, litter mates
puppy teeth, litter mates, adult teeth: Hi Sherry- Thank you for taking in these two little wayward puppies. I m glad they are in better hands. It may be that they have a mild urinary tract infection and that is why they are peeing so often and their pee has such a strong smell. Are they peeing...

Dogs: Is It Right?, time increment, service dogs
time increment, service dogs, two and a half years: Sorry about your problems... I m not an expert on dog behavior (just service dogs), but if your dog is attached to both yourself and your ex, I don t think a month without one of you is too long. You could do weekly, but something else to consider, is do...

Dogs: Rimadyl, liver enzymes, labrador retrievers
liver enzymes, labrador retrievers, minimal problems: You shouldn t be worried. Rimadyl, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory is very safe and should be given post-operatively to help control pain. When the product was first on the market, there were studies that showed it caused elevated liver enzymes in labrador...

Dogs: Rottie misbehaving, symba, bitter apple
symba, bitter apple, rotties: It might help to take her to a dog park,where she can still spend time with other dogs,as that might relieve the need for attention Also putting hot sauce on food you know she will grab also works,as well as using a product called bitter apple on stuff...

Dogs: Rusty, hi beach, k beach
hi beach, k beach, baby gate: Hi Beach, Seven years old for a dog Rusty s size really isn t elderly yet, but it s obvious something is going on. When a dogís behavior changes suddenly and drastically, thereís often a medical reason for it. Before you try to fix the problem from a...

Dogs: raising a big pup and small pup, world war 3, female pup
world war 3, female pup, aggressive tendencies: Hi Chrissy Multiple female dogs in a household can be a problem, more than having all male dogs. How well, and how soon your newly adopted shelter dog gets trained out of her aggressive tendencies depends on how well you enforce the house rules. Although...

Dogs: rear right leg, baby aspirin, extreme discomfort
baby aspirin, extreme discomfort, nuprin: Hi Lori, You really need to take your dog to a Veterinarian to have him x-rayed to see what is wrong. I know that is very expensive and not always an option, but instead of treating the pain, it would be best to treat the problem. Aspirin can be given to...

Dogs: registering a dog, akc events, ilp number
akc events, ilp number, unfortunatly: Kathy- Do you know what registry the parents are registered at? Is this a puppy, or an adult dog? Is it spayed/neutered? Unfortunatly, you can not register a puppy with the AKC unless the breeders of the puppy give you paperwork to send in allowing you...

Dogs: rhodesian ridgeback menstral cycles, menstral cycles, optigen
menstral cycles, optigen, pennhip: Hi Kelli- Yes, RRs only come into season once a year, but when is up to your bitch. They are all on their own time clock ;) Usually they come in the first time around 7-12 months. **However** an ethical breeder will NOT breed a RR bitch on their first heat,...

Dogs: runny bowels, chiuauha, pepto bismol
chiuauha, pepto bismol, quality puppy: Hi Donnainnc, A nursing dog has extreme dietary requirements. You should have started feeding her a good quality puppy food during the last few weeks of her pregnancy, and continue with that puppy food diet until the puppies have been weaned. Without the...

Dogs: Sex of the dog, pet store puppies, quality puppies
pet store puppies, quality puppies, puppy mills: If you get the dog spay/neutered by 6 months it doesn t make too much difference. It really does vary from one dog to the next, but males tend to be more affectionate, but stronger willed and hard to manage. Finding a good breeder and purchasing a puppy...

Dogs: My Shar Pei, shar pei, vet check
shar pei, vet check, nasal drip: Bethzy- That sounds more like inspiratory paroxysmal respiration instead of actually trying to vomit. Does it sound sort of like gagging with short rapid breaths through her nose? The swallowing when she has nothing in her mouth is most likely her swallowing...

Dogs: I have two Shi tzu puppies help me Please, shi tzu puppies, kids toes
shi tzu puppies, kids toes, closet shelving: This is all going to be very difficult. You have not gotten off to a very good start. It is much more difficult to raise 2 puppies at the same time that are the same age. By 3 months, puppies are past the age where they are the easiest to train and accept...

Dogs: Shiba inu in heat, spay and neuter, spay and neuter your pets
spay and neuter, spay and neuter your pets, female dogs: Hi Tim- If your shiba inu has never been in heat and has not been spayed, then yes, certainly she could be in heat. Female dogs go into heat every 6 months and it typically lasts about a month each time. Spaying her will solve this delemia! There is...

Dogs: Shihtzu, benadryl, cooking oil
benadryl, cooking oil, skin problems: Feed a decent chow and as little else as possible, seldom if ever bathe the dog, and brush it daily with a soft bristled brush. You might add a teaspoon a day of liquid cooking oil to its food. Avoid overweight. It can cause skin problems too. Your dog...

Dogs: Skin rash and possible treatments or remedies, female labrador, skin rash
female labrador, skin rash, yeast infection: Hi there- I would suggest taking your puppy into the vet to check for a yeast infection, or possibly a serious allergic reaction. It is also a good idea to rule out mites, fleas and sarcoptic or demodex mange. In the meantime, you can offer her childrens...

Dogs: Springer Spaniels, shoe laces, bitter apple
shoe laces, bitter apple, kitchen rug: There s a product that you can buy in any petstore called bitter apple and what you do is spray it on anything that the dog eats/chews,and it doesn t hurt the dog but tastes really bad so they spit it out and stop,after a while you won t have to use it-the...

Dogs: St. Bernards, old dog new tricks, st bernards
old dog new tricks, st bernards, st bernard: Hi Valerie- With a little patience, all dogs can be trained at any age. The old stand by You cant teach an old dog new tricks is entirely false. Many older dogs learn easier then puppies, as they are calmer and can focus easier. You didn t mention what...

Dogs: Sudden Aggression, pet behaviorist, rescue remedy
pet behaviorist, rescue remedy, odd behavior: This could actually be some type of seizure,as it is happening very quickly and without warning,so the best thing to do would be to have her looked at by your vet,to rule out any medical problem Now if that has been ruled out,it could be some type of nightmare...

Dogs: Swelling between my dog's eyes., shelley davis, nasal cavity
shelley davis, nasal cavity, benedryl: Hi Leah, Thank you for writing to me about your Chi s swollen snout. Poor baby..This could be an allergy, something lodged in his nasal cavity, a cyst, any number of things. Doesn t your vet have an emergency number? If so, give him a call and hope that...

Dogs: sarcoptic mange treatment, prescription cream, prescription product
prescription cream, prescription product, itchiness: Hi Beth, The dog species of sarcoptic mange can TEMPORARILY infect humans. Usually the itchiness from this lasts about three weeks, or less. The mite can t live in humans, so it dies. If the dog remains in the household and remains infected it can continue...

Dogs: Not serious vomiting, sensitive stomach
sensitive stomach: Hi Lorraine, It s hard to say why a dog (or person) won t tolerate a particular food. There s obviously an ingredient in the Wellness treats that doesn t agree with your dog. If you really want to pin-point the reason why your dog isn t tolerating...

Dogs: shih tzu, dish soap, shih tzu
dish soap, shih tzu, giving birth: Mary- No, I would not, as it can get in the puppies mouth and eyes and also into her milk, which can kill the puppies. Try giving the mother a bath with Dawn (dish soap). let the dawn sit on her for about 10 minutes and then wash it off. It will break...

Dogs: shih tzu with lazy tail, baby aspirin, bladder infection
baby aspirin, bladder infection, thunder storms: Walking while defecating is perfectly normal. It just helps work the stool out a little easier. Some dogs always do this. Walking while peeing is fairly normal for males, or it could indicate in a dog that doesnt normally do this that he is having a bladder...

Dogs: my shih zhu colby, color size shape, shih zhu
color size shape, shih zhu, firmness: Ashley- If it is painful, it needs to be looked at by a vet. There is unfortunatly no way for me to know what it is without seeing it, knowing the color, size, shape, firmness, or excising it and looking at it under a microscope. Please take him to your...

Dogs: shitzu pup, puppy housebreaking, shitzu puppy
puppy housebreaking, shitzu puppy, little pup: Hi Aimee, Thank you for writing to me. Dogs are very sensitive creatures and when their world is disrupted, they react emotionally, just as a child would. This little pup is apparently having some anxiety and confusion about the pecking order of the...

Dogs: very sick/dying Jack Russell, strychnine poisoning, egg whites
strychnine poisoning, egg whites, radical treatment: I m so sorry you lost her, but very grateful you got her to someone who could help ease her pain, and stabalizing her so that you could say goodbye im sure was a very sweet moment. Even though she was not in your yard when she went into TS, I would comb...

Dogs: sick puppy, sick puppy, parvo
sick puppy, parvo, dehydration: Michele- How old is this puppy? has she had all three vaccines against parvo? When very young puppies (under 4 months) stop eating and drinking, have diarrea and are very weak, parvo is the first thing that comes to mind. If she is so lethargic she wont...

Dogs: skin care, chinese crested hairless dog, show dogs
chinese crested hairless dog, show dogs, chinese crested: Hi Kim- We used noxema pads with great success on our show dogs. Also, use a good moisturizing lotion afterwords. I recommend cleaning twice a day. You can use an astringent, but I wouldn t recommend one if he already has very dry skin. Cresteds are prone...

Dogs: small protective dog?, cardigan welsh corgi, pembroke welsh corgi
cardigan welsh corgi, pembroke welsh corgi, welsh corgi pembroke: Hi Leah, You forgot to mention in your message how much time you can devote to training a dog. Guard dogs aren t born, they re trained to be that way. Just as a dog needs to be well socialized in order for it to be a good family pet. Just about any...

Dogs: sore on my dog's belly, pustules, pimples
pustules, pimples: Hi Gena, Small bumps on the skin which are filled with pus are called pustules . Larger bumps filled with pus are abscesses. Without seeing your dog (and not being a doctor), I can t diagnose your dog s problem. The pus filled bumps can be a symptom...

Dogs: split duclaw, pressure bandage, dewclaw
pressure bandage, dewclaw, pain medication: A broken dewclaw can be very painful because the nail can be broken in the quick . This is very similar to the pain a human would feel if he/she cut her fingernail too short. The fact that your dog let you cut part that was splintered is a good sign. Most...

Dogs: static electric shock from touching the dog, static electric shock, static electricity
static electric shock, static electricity, vet: It s more likely that you are discharging static electricity that you have gathered yourself. I shock my dog all the time when it s dry out. Try touching something else before you touch your dog to discharge any static electricity so you don t shock your...

Dogs: symtom of dry heaving, dry heaving
dry heaving: Hi Bonnie, I doubt heaving with make your dog s heart murmur worse. Obviously heaving that comes in waves lasting 5 min over a half hour period is a severe reaction to something. You should contact your vet as soon as possible (if you haven t already done...

Dogs: Temperamental Jack Russell x Mini Foxy, mini foxy, flea problem
mini foxy, flea problem, car rides: Hi Ashleigh. Your message was sent to a question pool because the person you sent it to has declined to answer it. I d be happy to offer you an answer, but after reading (and re-reading) your message I can t figure out what the problem is. Is your...

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

Dogs: Trauma and Behavior Change, post-traumatic stress disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder: Hi Tom, I m glad your dog what physically unharmed by the car accident! Dogs can get a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an accident or other highly emotional event. I don t think this is a permanent change in your dog s personality,...

Dogs: I can't get my dog potty trained, obedience class, pack structure
obedience class, pack structure, pack members: That sounds more like marking than a housebreaking problem. Neuter him if not already. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top...

Dogs: tear stains, tear stains
tear stains: Hi Kathy, Your puppy should be receiving a puppy food for his or her full first year. When the area around the eyes stays moist due to excessive tearing, red yeast bacteria start to develop into the staining you see. The causes of excessive tearing can...

Dogs: how do i tell if my dog is having puppies, dog pregnancy
dog pregnancy: Hi Claire, The average dog pregnancy lasts 63 days. That s just an average, it can be a littler shorter at 59 days, or a little longer, around 67 days. Longer than that means your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. So counting forward from when...

Dogs: training a one year old lab, pee poop, praise praise praise
pee poop, praise praise praise, petsmart: Hi BJ- This is pretty common for dogs that are used to yards. Leashes are usually only used for fun walks or to go out to places like petsmart, or car rides, so they figure they aren t allowed to pee/poop on leash. My suggestion would be to try a very...

Dogs: unknown injury of my chihuahua, human injuries, broken bones
human injuries, broken bones, pain medication: There could be many causes of pain in your pet. I would be concerned about abdominal pain. Does she yelp when you touch her belly or pick her up with your hand under her belly? I would also be concerned about an injury to her back. Dogs can injure their...

Dogs: vaccination illness, vaccination, gums
vaccination, gums, vaccines: Simon- Yes, this can be normal. Just monitor it to make sure it doesnt get worse. If you notice fever, vomiting, weakness (not just lethergy, but you pick her up and she falls back down) shaking, or very very pale gums, its time to go back to the vet. Some...

Dogs: vomiting puppy, low blood sugar, yorkie puppy
low blood sugar, yorkie puppy, ground ginger: Aleyda- Was she bred? Vomiting after breeding is fairly common. Ideally, if she is vomitting uncontrollably and unable to drink, she needs to get to the vet immediatly before she dies of dehydration, or low blood sugar. If you can t get her to the vet,...

Dogs: Westie with blue eyes, westie puppy, breed puppy
westie puppy, breed puppy, dodging cars: Dymond- I could help with breed identification if I had a picture and some more details on his size/shape/color/weight and age, but its hard with puppies. Most likely, you have a mixed breed puppy that just happens to look like a westie, (and certainly...

Dogs: White boxer dog fur, white boxer, brown patches
white boxer, brown patches, strip down: Hi Gary, To be honest, I do not know. It doesn t sound like a normal thing, most puppies have plenty of hair at that age. I would take him in for a check up if I were you. You want to rule out mange, and there could be some kind of problem that is causing...

Dogs: whimpering dog, attenion, laundry room
attenion, laundry room, going potty: Aleks- I wouldn t spray with a water bottle, this usually has no effect. The key is to ignore her. ONLY give her attention when she is being quiet. Try leaving on some soft music for her so she doesnt feel so alone in the dark. Leave a few blankets with...

Dogs: I work graveyard shifts and im planning on gettin a puppy how would it affect her, graveyard shifts, graveyard shift
graveyard shifts, graveyard shift, terrier puppy: Hi Ashley- I work nights, and my four dogs have all gotten used to it. Its a little harder to sleep sometimes but we have gotten a schedule. If you think about it, its no different then someone who is gone at work all day, and asleep at night, just reversed....

Dogs: X-ray of dogs leg, vet hospital, soft tissues
vet hospital, soft tissues, bone density: Hi Julia, When a body undergoes x-rays, different parts of the body allow varying amounts of the x-ray beams to pass through. The soft tissues in the body (such as blood, skin, fat, and muscle) allow most of the x-ray to pass through and appear dark gray...

Dogs: My two year old female pomeranian is peeing in her kennel/bed, nubbins, dry food
nubbins, dry food, cat food: Hi Kryssi- Yes, it sounds like she is marking her territory. Males aren t the only ones who think that way ;) There are a few things that you can try. One, dont give her any bedding. Let her sleep for a while on the bare crate. If she goes a week...

Dogs: yellow teeth in potentially adopted dog, bladder sphincter, incontinent dogs
bladder sphincter, incontinent dogs, yellow teeth: Hi Rebecca, Hanna should have a vet exam upon adopting her, and an oral exam should be part of her whole body examination. It s an unfortunate fact, but most dogs do not get the dental care they need. The At 7 years old, the chances are high that Hanna...

Dogs: yorkie peeing problem, shelley davis, bladder infection
shelley davis, bladder infection, prostate enlargement: Hi Kerney, Thank you for writing to me about your yorkie. This is definitely a situation where your dog needs to be examined by your vet and quickly. There are several things that could be causing this condition ranging from a bladder infection (very...

Dogs: my yorkie-poo, yorkie poo, cheap dog food
yorkie poo, cheap dog food, purina one: Hi Kim, First, I am sorry to answer this late. I had changed my email address and forgot to notify All Experts, so I just got your question. Poodles do not shed, Yorkies do. I have a Yorkie and a Yorkie/Silky mix. Neither of mine shed much. I don t know...

Dogs: 1 year old dog going in the house, staffordshire bull terrier, obedience class
staffordshire bull terrier, obedience class, natural instincts: These things can be difficult. I would say it is a challenge to your leadership as she matures. 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...

Dogs: 1 year old lap pooping in crate at night, pooping in crate, obedience class
pooping in crate, obedience class, natural instincts: I would have the vet check him. However, I am afraid it may be a reaction to you being gone and her being pregnant. Morning sickness and cleaning up after dogs doesn t work. It could be stress, or just being more active. You could try moving up his...

Dogs: 10 Month old Maltese- Urinating in the living room, obedience class, strict supervision
obedience class, strict supervision, habitual behavior: Hi Erika, Getting your dog neutered can help if the problem is marking, and not a house training issue. There is absolutely no reason to own an unaltered male dog. Besides the marking issue, neutering lowers the chances of testicular cancer, and the urge...

Dogs: 10 week old Snorkie/Chiuahuah mix, puppy crating
puppy crating: Hi Nicole, Congratulations on getting a puppy! Because you only got your puppy about three days ago, he s probably still adjusting to arriving to his new home. That may be one of the reasons why he cries when you crate him. However it s very common...

Dogs: 11 year old rescue peeing her bed, bathroom breaks, water intake
bathroom breaks, water intake, answering the question: first,sorry for the delay in answering the question-my internet server has been down. I think the best way to deal with this,would be to crate her at night,while she might want to go on your bed she won t want to go on her own,but if she does go at least...

Dogs: 12 month old bichon frise, bladder problem, bichon frise
bladder problem, bichon frise, alkalosis: Hi Diane, I think you re correct, any of those diseases are a possibility. Now it s time to have your dog examined by your veterinarian to find out what the problem is, and start treatment. Please don t delay in getting seeing the vet, as that can...

Dogs: 14 year old mixed breed dog, cockatiel bird, going to the bathroom
cockatiel bird, going to the bathroom, bowels: Many dogs Maria, change when they get older, just like people! You are going to have to crate her and give her the area for her to go, and carry her there. And, you will need to get her on a Senior diet, to help digestion. Also, you will need to be patient,...

Dogs: 1st litter for me of my chinese crested, how to build a whelping box, question pool
how to build a whelping box, question pool, plastic cage: Hi Rose, The person you directed your question to was either unwilling or unable to answer your question, so it was sent to a question pool , where any of the experts in the category of dogs could choose to answer it. That is how I came to read your message....

Dogs: 3 year old chihuhua, pee poop, piddle pads
pee poop, piddle pads, chihuhua: Hi Julia, The best way to retrain him is to start with him in a little crate, and take him out to pee/poop first thing in the morning. Then put him back into it. Take him out to feed him. Do not let him run loose at that time particularly. Feed, monitor,...

Dogs: 6 Month Old Puppy Urinating in Crate, urinary track infections, urinary track infection
urinary track infections, urinary track infection, separation anxiety: Hi Holly, I would have her checked for a urinary track infections. A lot of pups that are crated get these due to the fact that they have had to hold the urine in their bladder for longer than normal when they were little. If she has one, this could be...

Dogs: 6 month Yorkieshire., little consequence, spaying
little consequence, spaying, mean time: Missed shots are of little consequence unless the dog is exposed to something in the mean time. There shouldn t be anything worse than a scolding from the vet. Sometimes you get away with bad practices. Get the shots as soon as you can. Be careful about...

Dogs: 7 mth old terrier x shih tzu, nancy ps, hormonal changes
nancy ps, hormonal changes, poopy: I would take him back to the vet first thing and make sure that nothing is wrong...It sounds to me like he is in pain. Something could be wrong, or hormonal changes could be happening, but it is a little soon for that... If nothing is wrong, then start his...

Dogs: 7 week old puppy not eating, hard boiled egg, adopting a puppy
hard boiled egg, adopting a puppy, puppy food: Hi Regina, Congratulations on adopting a puppy! Arriving to a new home, and leaving everything that was familiar to him is a very stressful thing for a puppy. Some handle it better than others. It s not uncommon for a puppy to refuse food for several...

Dogs: 8 Month Old Puppy Problems, obedience class, puppy problems
obedience class, puppy problems, natural instincts: Neutering isn t a cure all, and I have heard of other cases of behavior problems for a while. Usually it helps in the long run. Keep a good eye on him. Try to learn if he is doing any sniffing or other behavior to tip you off before he urinates. You could...

Dogs: My 8 month maltipoo, little wolf, hind legs
little wolf, hind legs, strange environment: Just as you look around the house as you walk through it, so a dog thoroughly inspects things. They are always hoping to find a little something edible that they have missed or just checking to see what mayhave been by. It is different from finding just...

Dogs: My 8 month od pit bull has something like a rash, is there anything I can do?, immune system builder, bull pup
immune system builder, bull pup, referral code: Hello Robyn, I am glad you had her looked at by a vet, at least he didn t think it was anything to be to concerned about. The food is always something that can made a difference in the skin. Sense you have switched to Nutro, do you see any change at all?...

Dogs: my 8 week old chihuahua, shelley davis, yellowish discharge
shelley davis, yellowish discharge, coco: Dear Amy, Thank you for writing to me about your dog Coco. The yellowish discharge can be very serious and she needs to be seen immediately by a vet. It can even become life threatening so please don t hesitate to have her examined and put on medication....

Dogs: 8 yr old Siberian Husky afraid to go outside, link kennel, cause anxiety
link kennel, cause anxiety, separation anxiety: Hi Jenny, I can t say what caused your dog s fear of being left in her kennel or left alone in your home. If you treat this like a separation anxiety, you may be able to desensitize your dog to being left alone again, but the process is a slow one....

Dogs: 9 week old pupppy, allergy medicine, bill of health
allergy medicine, bill of health, runny nose: Hi Billie, Do *not* give the puppy medicine. She needs to go to the vet. There are different reasons she could be sick after she drinks, and the vet needs to take a good look at her. It would be good to not let her around other dogs until after she has...

Dogs: 9month schnauzer, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, jean donaldson: It very much sounds like she is starting her heat cycle. I think it is much more important to keep her away from males for now than see a vet. You can buy Seasonals , a doggy sanitary garment. For just this once you might make do with children s training...

Dogs: Abused dog, work at home mom, obedience classes
work at home mom, obedience classes, shepherd mix: Generally,it just takes a lot of one on one time with a dog like this-and even though it is cliche it mostly takes a lot of time and patients to get the dog to trust you. A dog like this can t be forced into everything at once,so just one thing at a time-such...

Dogs: Accidents in House, natures miracle, kidney infection
natures miracle, kidney infection, walk at night: Hi Stephanie; No doubt the meds are making him feel different, and he may just have to go more often. The doctor may need to be re-visited, in case he has a continued Kidney infection, or reaction from the medicines...I would give your Vet a call and have...

Dogs: Adopting puppy siblings, dachshund, neuter
dachshund, neuter, caregiver: Hi Andrew; There are two big problem issues: 1) breeding accidents..but, if you spay/neuter them then that won t be a problem, and 2) They are so bonded that they are always wanting to be with each other, and instead of the caregiver...so, it takes work in...

Dogs: Adult female still potties in the house..., poor molly, english pointer
poor molly, english pointer, going potty: I am not sure i have the answer to this. When you take her out at night, walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to go, lavish praise on it. Better leadership could help too. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

Dogs: Afraid Puppy, australian shepherd, daily routine
australian shepherd, daily routine, 10 months: Well, the easy answer is, DON T TAKE HIM TO THE PARK. The much longer and slower answer is, you need to desensitize him. You also need help in the form of strangers. The only way to desensitize him is to slowly introduce him to what scares him. That means...

Dogs: Aggresive Behaviour from 2 yo Maltese x, maltese shih tzu, maltese cross
maltese shih tzu, maltese cross, obedience class: Hi Megan; You need to get the dog to Obedience class as soon as possible! In the meantime, you will need to use a Crate, and give the dog a time out if she does this, put her in for at least a 30-40 minute interval. So, this will give her the idea she...

Dogs: Aggression, staffordshire bull terrier, german shephered
staffordshire bull terrier, german shephered, old bitch: The best way would be to muzzle the female,until she gets used to the puppy. That way she can see he isn t a threat and can t hurt him,while at the same time able to sniff him ect. Once she gets used to him,put a leash on her(without holding it)and put them...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior indoors, female dog aggression
female dog aggression: Hi Lisa, It s a lot more common to have aggression problems with two female dogs, rather than a male and a female dog, or even two neutered males. The Dane isn t a bully, her behavior is really quite natural for a dominate female dog. Spaying both dogs...

Dogs: Agressive New dog, jack russell terrier, male boxer
jack russell terrier, male boxer, female boxer: I really hate to say this. We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. She may as well be one of them. If you still think another dog would add to your life, take her back and save a dog that won t be as much work. Nobody knows...

Dogs: Agressive puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, adult teeth: 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: American staffordshire terrier pregnancy, american staffordshire terrier, cat poop
american staffordshire terrier, cat poop, cottage cheese: I was trying to answer you and my computer crashed. I would supplement her food with some cottage cheese to add some calcium to her diet until you know for sure. There is no sure way to tell, she does have all the signs though, so you may end up with a litter....

Dogs: Anxious Puppy, dachshund puppy, separation anxiety
dachshund puppy, separation anxiety, housebreaking: Hello, There are medical conditions that can cause excessive drooling. You want to rule out those things before proceeding. If he s been checked out, and if it *only* happens when he is apart from you, you can help manage the stress he feels by scheduling...

Dogs: accidents, sensitive temperament, agility training
sensitive temperament, agility training, obedience training: Your puppy has a very sensitive temperament, and what he s doing is submissive urination. I would recommend building his confidence through obedience training, joining a class or working with a trainer. Even agility training or confidence obstacles will...

Dogs: adopted miniature poodle, miniature poodle, pain pills
miniature poodle, pain pills, pinesol: Spaying is a very major surgery, and she undoubtedly is in some pain. Did they give you some pain pills for her? (I certainly would not have made it through my hysterectomy without pain pills!) I would keep her in a crate for a few days so she can rest, taking...

Dogs: agressive behavior in deaf puppies, training deaf dog
training deaf dog: Hi Charles, Deaf dogs need training the same as dogs that can hear. The following sites should be helpful, they discuss how to train deaf dogs: http://www.deafdogs.org/training/signs.php http://videos.howstuffworks.com/animal-planet/4502-training-deaf-dogs-video.htm...

Dogs: anal glands sore after expressing, express anal glands, cocker spaniel
express anal glands, cocker spaniel, groomer: Hello Sue, OK, there is a debate over whether a groomer should or shouldn t express anal glands. If done right on a healthy dog there is no problem. However, if the dog has some kind of problem, doing glands can cause injury. I don t like to do them...

Dogs: anxiety, poor appetite, deramax, anxiety medication
deramax, anxiety medication, standard poodle: Hi Valerie, She is clearly mourning the loss of her owner. I am glad you don t want to medicate her - what you are describing is no reason to medicate an otherwise healthy dog. I can tell you have a tender heart toward her, and she is lucky to have found...

Dogs: Bad behavior since I moved, positive reinforcement, exercise area
positive reinforcement, exercise area, bad behavior: Hi Mary El; This move obviously has been a traumatic one for your dog! I would be very patient right now, as she has no idea what is going on...scolding is not going to help! You will have to begin again, like training a puppy...with an area for her Potty...

Dogs: Bald spots on my puppy, peek a poo, bald spots
peek a poo, bald spots, skin disorder: This could be any number of things from hypothyroidism to some sort of skin disorder caused by ringworm or mites, or practically a zillion things in-between. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a diagnosis to be made. http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/health/hairloss.ht...

Dogs: BEHAVIOR CHANGES, ceaser milan, female boxer
ceaser milan, female boxer, male boxer: It sounds to me like if she has hormone issues then spaying her is the answer. She won t have any more hormone issues, right? Spaying is not always the answer to aggression though...Try and keep a record of when she is getting the look (this is a look...

Dogs: Beagle Pain syndrome, Steroid Responsive Meningitis, Beagle Pain Syndrome
Steroid Responsive Meningitis, Beagle Pain Syndrome, SRM: Hi Michael, Beagle Pain Syndrome is also called Steroid Responsive Meningitis, or SRM. There are several breeds prone to develop this condition. Steroid responsive meningitis is named that because it is unclear why it occurs, so naming it for the underlying...

Dogs: Behavior, association of pet dog trainers, pet dog trainers
association of pet dog trainers, pet dog trainers, lhasa apso: It would be my guess that her display of aggression may actually stem from fear; if she is lacking in self-confidence, she may be trying to chase the people off by acting aggressive. Here is some additional information: http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/dog-agg.pdf...

Dogs: Benson, neutering male dogs, cognitive dysfunction syndrome
neutering male dogs, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, rough collie: Hi Helen, Female dogs, unlike people do not have a menopause. Their heat cycles may slow or become erratic as they get older, but they do not stop. Dogs can get pregnant at any age, even old age. Male dogs do not go through a heat cycle, they only react...

Dogs: Biting at himself, nuvet, deziel
nuvet, deziel, rotti: Hello Victoria, He may have an allergy that is causing him to bite. Yes, there is something you can try. I recommend a product call NuVet Plus. You may go to their website www.nuvet.com/42299 and read about how it has helped a lot of dogs with skin issues....

Dogs: Bleaching, flint river ranch, brown stains
flint river ranch, brown stains, mini schnauzer: Hello Fernando, The brown stains on can be clipped away by your groomer if you have one. The hair will grow back and you can start to care for it to make sure it doesn t stain again by wiping with a clean damp cloth. I am assuming that the stain is from...

Dogs: Boils on my dog?, best route, boils
best route, boils, veterinarian: Hi Anna; A lot of things can determine his condition. But, absolutely take him to the Vet! There is no way I can diagnose that from not seeing it. I would want to have him look at his Diet and his age is a factor, to genetics. So, your Vet will determine...

Dogs: Breathing problems in shih tzu, toy dogs, windown
toy dogs, windown, shih tzu: Hello WK; My Computer has been down...sorry for such a tardy response. The problem could be genetic...I really think that you need to take the dog back to the vet, and get them to help you with the problem. And or give you a serious prognosis! There may...

Dogs: Breeding My male puppy, male puppy, shish tzu
male puppy, shish tzu, health background: Hi Pamela, If you tell your vet you are considering breeding him, the vet can tell you all the things you need to look for before you make the decision - including when your dog is matured enough. Dog breeding is actually quite complicated to do the...

Dogs: Brussels Griffon's fatigue, stroke
stroke: Hi Maureen, There really isn t aren t any typical behaviors to expect after a dog has a stroke. It s an individual event, it s impossible to guess how quickly your dog will heal. Once a stroke has occurred there is no specific treatment that can repair...

Dogs: Bull Terrier, zinc oxide cream, tick bite fever
zinc oxide cream, tick bite fever, high protein diet: Niki, I answered this two days ago, but I guess it didn t go through...I think you should go back to the vet and get another round of antibiotics......I don t like that her eyes are still gunky. I have seen dogs go blind from that tick fever. Get a blood...

Dogs: bad haircut, bad haircut, professional judgement
bad haircut, professional judgement, little dogs: Hello Kelli, If she explained about mats then she must have checked your Yorkie out and saw that the mats were to server to brush out. 6 months is that age of mats, mats and more mats, unless brushed out daily. Groomers must use their professional judgement...

Dogs: barking/anxious dog, german shorthaired pointer, separation anxiety
german shorthaired pointer, separation anxiety, bark collar: Hi, Garrett, If you don t have any way of knowing whether the bark collar is working, I would not use it when you re not there to observe its effectiveness. It could be that he always had some form of separation anxiety, but the move has made it worse....

Dogs: beagle, systemic problem, private space
systemic problem, private space, nervousness: Hi Vickie, You need to get her checked out to make sure there is not a physical cause for this. If she doesn t have any kind of infection, irritation, blockage, or systemic problem, then I d guess she is showing nervousness of new people, as well...

Dogs: My beagle refuses to be housebroken, wet food, dry food
wet food, dry food, housebreaking: It is much easier to do thing right than to undo problems later. I encourage people to rescue dogs as you have done. Unfortunately they often come with baggage like yours. Much of what you are doing is right. You need to be quicker to recognize when she...

Dogs: behavioral problem, boston terrier, crate training
boston terrier, crate training, poop: Hi, The trick to crate training is schedule. Start with a crate that is just big enough for her to get into, comfortably turn around, sit, lay down - but not enough that she can get away from her own mess if she makes it. Love on her, pet her,...

Dogs: biting/growling, obedience course, obedience class
obedience course, obedience class, adult teeth: You certainly do want to go ahead and neuter him. Statistics show most bites are by unneutered males. There is some evidence a male is better oof not being neutered until a year old, so there is no reason not to go ahead now. It should help with the problems...

Dogs: breeding tea cup chihuahua, tea cup chihuahua, c section
tea cup chihuahua, c section, vet: hello Saundra; Usually that will work fine...but, all dogs can have issues with whelping. No matter what be prepared with a small dog to have a C-Section. Plan ahead, and find a Vet that works after hours..chances are that is when you will need them! Best...

Dogs: Cataract in 13 yr old German Shepherd, male german shepherd, chennai india
male german shepherd, chennai india, blind dogs: First, cataracts have absolutely nothing to do with rabies, which is a viral disease that is acquired by being bitten by a rabid mammal. Your dog is not totally blind, as he can still see light and dark, but his vision will be seriously impaired. Blind...

Dogs: Cavachons, indoor dogs, outdoor dogs
indoor dogs, outdoor dogs, bichon: Smaller breeds are better suited for being indoors,as they can t cope with the cold as well as larger breeds-so they are more indoor dogs. They are a fairly new breed,but from the few I have seen,they get along with children and other pets.But as always,it;s...

Dogs: Chihuahua Problems, extreme stress, female chihuahua
extreme stress, female chihuahua, housebreaking: Dogs often end up in rescue because of particular problems they have due to the fact that their previous owners did not bother to train/work with them as they should have. Most likely your dog was NOT abused, but is just reacting to the extreme stress she...

Dogs: Choice of puppy, shih tzu puppy, renal failure
shih tzu puppy, renal failure, angel eyes: Jog, Tear stains are better than renal failure for sure..However there is a new product out called Angel Eyes that you put in the food and works very well....It can be gotten online when you are ready,,, Also, if you wipe the eyes frequently that helps...

Dogs: Choosing a dog breed, welsh corgi pembroke, cavalier king charles
welsh corgi pembroke, cavalier king charles, choosing a dog breed: Hi Louise; Cockers and Cavaliers will be much more work than a Clumber Spaniel. I actually think they are Low Maintenance due to their curly coat. If you don t like that breed, I would go to a Welsh Corgi, Pembroke. As they are very smart, and excellent...

Dogs: Choosing a dog breed, choosing a dog breed, standard poodle
choosing a dog breed, standard poodle, several dogs: Well you didn t tell me where you live so I don t know if the climate is warm or cold, but Please go to www.akc.org and look up the following breeds and see what you think. I think these would be good choices for you....My favorite choice for a family like...

Dogs: Collie behaviour, hand shy
hand shy: Hi Glain, It s not uncommon for a dog to back away when you reach towards him. It s called being hand shy . Although abuse can certainly cause hand shyness, most dogs who retreat from the approach of a hand were never actually hit or abused. They simply...

Dogs: Coping with Incontinence, incontinence, incontinent dog
incontinence, incontinent dog: Hi Carrie, I m very sorry to hear of Abi s condition. If Abi is still receiving Prednisone, that could also be causing the house training accidents. Also, having had a dog with a seizure disorder I know that once a dog adjusts to phenobarbital the...

Dogs: come when called off leash, novice obedience, puppy kindergarden
novice obedience, puppy kindergarden, candy wrapper: Part of your problem could indeed be the dog s hearing. It seems to get selective in some dogs before it goes altogether. I ve always taught a good recall using food with my dogs. They come both to voice and whistle. The older ones now teach the younger,...

Dogs: cats/dogs, male kitten, terrier mix
male kitten, terrier mix, fair game: I don t know that the sex of the kitten is of importance, other than I might be afraid a male might start spraying in the house. I would, however, be concerned about the dog. Just how gamey is she? Some terriers think that any small creature is fair...

Dogs: my chinese crested dog, chinese crested dog, negative reinforcement
chinese crested dog, negative reinforcement, exercise area: Hi Kyns; There are several possibilities..but, he is definitely marking his territory! So, you will not be able to keep him in an open area when you are away...it is important that you watch him this way, you are not allowing bad habits, and or to give him...

Dogs: coughing and hacking, upper respiratory system, chihaua
upper respiratory system, chihaua, coccidia: Hello Sheryl; I would take her back to the vet, and have her look at her heart for sure...and then, go from there to the respiratory system, Also, I would treat her for upper GI Coccidia, which you can do simply with Primor. This is a drug your Vet will...

Dogs: crate training, minute intervals, play pen
minute intervals, play pen, crate training: Hi, Jenny, If the puppy is 7 weeks old right now, at the time you emailed me, I suspect she may have been a little young to go to her new home. The fact that the breeder never introduced the pups to grass is a discredit to that individual. They did not...

Dogs: crate training, cries in crate
cries in crate: Hi Claire, At first, crate your pup for short periods of time while you are home with her. In fact, crate training is best accomplished while you are in the room with your dog. Getting her used to your absence from the room in which she is crated is...

Dogs: Dacshund puppy - age 3 months, baby rice cereal, fussy eating
baby rice cereal, fussy eating, annoying habit: The best way to stop all of this fussy eating is to pick one brand,and put it down-and don t change it,as that makes the problem worse.Usually after four days they just get hungry and eat-dogs won t let themselves starve if food is presented.But the problem...

Dogs: Dashound aprox 9 mos. old wasp sting, wasp bites, tonight and tomorrow
wasp bites, tonight and tomorrow, antihistamine: First give him a children s dose of antihistamine for tonight and tomorrow call the vet and let him know what happened....Wasp bites are nothing to take lightly,,,there is something with the immune system/allergy system that can cause future problems.. nanc...

Dogs: DOG PADS, hard wood floors, nuvet
hard wood floors, nuvet, pet food: Hi Tony, Yes, it s normal for a dog to have soft pads, dogs will slip on hardwood floors because of it. Although, is this something he just started to do? At 7, he may be having some joint problems. You may want to have him checked by your vet. I recommend...

Dogs: DOG SLING, elbow braces, long and happy life
elbow braces, long and happy life, leg braces: Hi Rhianna, A sling wouldn t help your dog, it doesn t sound as though your dog is able to use the leg. A leg brace however might make it possible for your dog to use the leg in a limited way. You d have to work with your dog, and teach him how to use...

Dogs: Dog bolting, lhasa apso, obedience class
lhasa apso, obedience class, terrier poodle mix: Hi Misty; You will need to keep Daisy on a leash in th the house and everywhere you go until she is understanding who is the boss!! You can also take her to an Obedience class...I highly recommend this asap...as you don t want to lose her to an accident!...

Dogs: Dog breed, jogging companion, standard poodles
jogging companion, standard poodles, border collies: Well Australian Shepherds would be a good bet,if you like that breed-even though there hair is somewhat long,they aren t heavy shedders,but are great joggers,same with Border Collies. Other breeds would be greyhounds,whippets or basenjis,which are all sighthounds...

Dogs: Dog hair is thining in an 8inch oval on back, loss of hair
loss of hair: Hi Nadia, Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. You need to have have him examined by a veterinarian. This can be several vastly different things, ranging from microscopic mites, to a thyroid disorder. Treatments will vary depending on what the underlying...

Dogs: Dog housetraining, natural instinct, rescue organization
natural instinct, rescue organization, dog crate: Hi Teresa, If this is a marking problem, it should die down as your dog s hormone levels decrease after being neutered. If your dog simply isn t house trained, you need to be diligent, and prevent your dog from having the opportunity to soil in the house....

Dogs: Dog labor, special dietary requirements, medical abortion
special dietary requirements, medical abortion, cocker spaniel: Hi Rosalina, The cost of raising a litter of puppies is far more expensive than spaying a dog. If you can t afford a vet, contact your local animal shelter or Humane Association to see where there is a reduced cost spay clinic in your area. Some shelters...

Dogs: Dog mouth, types of bacteria, science fair project
types of bacteria, science fair project, hi chris: Hi Chris; There are hundreds of types of bacteria. If you go to a medical journal, they will give you some of the specific names to copy. There is a known fact that the dog mouth has more germs in it than people...so, check it out, and you will find it...

Dogs: Dog Odor, sweat glands, scent glands
sweat glands, scent glands, anal glands: In my experience, schnauzers just do not have doggy odor , but I have groomed some black ones that had an unpleasant odor that just wouldn t go away even after a bath. Now that I have black schnauzers here, I find that mine do not have that odor at all, so...

Dogs: Dog still goes in Crate, jack russell rescue, exercise pen
jack russell rescue, exercise pen, garage area: Hi Corey; I just wrote an answer yesterday to a similar question with a Rescue dog . I can tell you I would probably give you about the same answer to your problem. Time is not on your side, when you work with an older dog...especially since they are just...

Dogs: Dog Training and Shrubs outside, full bladder, little shoes
full bladder, little shoes, potty training: gating him in kitchen is great,,, just treat it the same way as the pen...put his bed in it and put paper/pads down about 6 away from his bed all over kitchen. as he starts to pick a favorite area pick up a pad a day until you are only leaving one where...

Dogs: Dog Urinating in Hallway, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing to me. I apologize for the delay but my dog was recently in critical condition. 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...

Dogs: dashound info, bonded dogs
bonded dogs: Hi Shannon, Bonded dogs, no matter the breed, may be overwhelmed by stress if they are separated. This will vary in degree between individual dogs. Since you ve just got these dogs relatively recently, allow to the dogs to adjust to living with you,...

Dogs: de-shedding tool, mars coat king, defurminator
mars coat king, defurminator, labradoodles: Hello Beatrice, The Coat-King by Mars strips out a lot of hair. It works by quickly and easily removing loose hair, especially thick under-coats. It s great when used to remove mats or for unraveling and dematting the coat. When you use it you want to...

Dogs: dog, missouri kansas city, storm before the calm
missouri kansas city, storm before the calm, lhasa apso: Hi Santa, A puppy that s dominate or aggressive is going to grow up to be even more domineering and aggressive. That could explain why you re noticing more of your dog s aggressive behavior these days. Simply put, your dog thinks he s in charge, and is...

Dogs: dog, poison plants, neutered
poison plants, neutered, right time: Hi Donna, Your dog is leaving puppyhood. Having him neutered when your vet says its the right time is the best thing you can do for him, if you don t plan to breed him. However, as he gets older he will test out to see what he can get away with - so make...

Dogs: my dog, best guess, mousetraps
best guess, mousetraps, mousetrap: The best thing is a crate. Is the chewing something new or did you just get the dog? My best guess if it is something new and she is neither spayed, nor had a season, that it is some of the flaky behavior as they come into season. A mousetrap is very...

Dogs: my dog, distasteful habit, time dogs
distasteful habit, time dogs, proper fuel: Hi Debora, The technical term for a dog that eats poop is Coprophagia . Nobody really knows why a dog does this. Sometimes, a dog might be eating poop because of parasites or worms. They can suck nutrients out of your dog, driving him to eat poop....

Dogs: dog, hedgehog, rabies
hedgehog, rabies, veterinarian: Hi Simon, Usually, Hedgehogs do not carry rabies or other diseases, so that s a very good thing. Hedgehogs carry a specific flea, which they sometimes pass to dogs, so you might keep a look out for excessive itching. Keep an eye on your dog. If he...

Dogs: My dog is acting strange, positive reinforcement, border collie
positive reinforcement, border collie, food dish: Hello Phil; Absolutely, I think you have nailed it on the head! I think that she is telling you she needs to feel you are wanting to spend more time with her, and not others!!! I would give her some more time and do some play with her when she goes potty,...

Dogs: dog ate tube of cat laxative, cat laxative, lol
cat laxative, lol, tuna: Hello Lisa; Not a problem, it will just be like a Laxative to him too! Unless he is allergic to Tuna , he should be just fine. So, fun cleaning up! LOL If you need anything else, I will be gone for a few days...but, let me know how he does. And a rating...

Dogs: dog behavior, australian cattle, attention span
australian cattle, attention span, full speed: Hello Amber, You have had her from a very young age and it sounds like you have done a great job with her so far. You have to remember she is still very much a puppy. Her attention span is only going to be so long, and she is still going to have a lot of...

Dogs: dog behavior, pinch collar, lunges
pinch collar, lunges, occassionally: Hello Mary Ann, I have to smile as I read this because it s like reading a description of how my older dog (at 12) behaved toward my younger one (at 3). Now, that younger dog is approaching 10, and the same thing is playing out between him and his two year...

Dogs: dog feeding, home cooked food, meat protein
home cooked food, meat protein, elimination diet: You need to talk to your vet about this since it is his/her recipe . Could it have been 8 cups total? (4/4) You may have misunderstood what was said. Bag up and freeze the extras that you make so that you do not have to cook for the dog every single day....

Dogs: dog food, whole wheat flour, ear inflammation
whole wheat flour, ear inflammation, shelley davis: Hi Donna, Thank you for writing to me with interest in whole wheat flour for your dog. Wheat is basically an unnatural product for a dog. It is difficult for a dog to digest and a high allergen. Dog food companies use wheat, soy and corn as cheap fillers...

Dogs: dog grooming - cocker spaniel, handsome susan, cocker spaniel
handsome susan, cocker spaniel, wavy coat: The 7F blade is shorter then the 4F. You can always use a 7F. It is good to go backwards on the top of the head if you take off his hair up there. 7F is good for skimming down the legs to take the bulk of the hair off before a bath. A 7F is nice to use...

Dogs: Is my dog in heat?, american akita, common time
american akita, common time, akitas: Bitches come into season at five to eighteen months for the first time, with six to eight months being the most common time. It does sound as though your bitch is starting to come into season. Check her nipples and see if they are starting to develop,...

Dogs: dog injury, shelley davis, pain and suffering
shelley davis, pain and suffering, best of luck: Dear Roger, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s injury. It sounds like your dog is very injured. She s suffering. You absolutely must bring her to the vet to be healed. If you love your dog very much as you write, you must not let her be in...

Dogs: My dog keeps having accidents in the house, strict schedule, sole focus
strict schedule, sole focus, crate training: Hi Mike, Yes, sounds like spite accidents to me. To the dog, a new little dog has come home, and you re busy tending the baby - and he does not like it. And, if you can t get to him quickly as you did in the past, he s not going to make any attempt...

Dogs: Is my dog going in to labor?, whelping
whelping: Hi Devin, If your dog acting lazy and sleeping a lot isn t a sign that labor is beginning. At this point of her pregnancy, start checking her rectal temperature on a twice daily basis (morning and evenings). When her temperature drops to below 100 (usually...

Dogs: Is my dog in labor, mucus plug, whelping box
mucus plug, whelping box, clear discharge: Quentin; I have been traveling!! Did you take her back to the Vet?? She needs to be seen as soon as possible! She has a problem. Remember I mentioned if there is a dark discharge, then you need to take her back! She has a puppy with distress. Let me...

Dogs: dog needs to gain weight, satin balls, essential fatty acids
satin balls, essential fatty acids, dry dog food: Hi Karen, If you haven t already done so, it be a good idea to have your veterinarian examine your dog to rule out a medical reason for your dog being underweight. If you ve already done this, Satin Balls are indeed a supplement to add to your dog s regular...

Dogs: dog pulling hair out, blue merle sheltie, excess nervous energy
blue merle sheltie, excess nervous energy, premium dog foods: Hi Linda, I m not understanding your question. Does your dog pull out his hair during thunderstorms, or is this a separate unrelated problem? If the problem only occurs during thunder storms, pulling her hair might be a fear or anxiety response. Heavy...

Dogs: my dog Sarge, abdominal xray, emergency vet
abdominal xray, emergency vet, pain meds: Hi Karlyn, I m sorry, but I haven t experienced anything like what Sarge is going through. You didn t say how old Sarge is. If he is elderly, and is having these problems, then the cost of pursuing additional medical treatment, and quality of life...

Dogs: My dog is Sick., shelley davis, yesterday today
shelley davis, yesterday today, emergency situation: Dear Kayla, Thank you for writing to me about your sick dog. It s imperative that you bring your dog to the vet as an emergency situation. The vomiting is of biggest concern. Please rush your dog to the emergency room because whatever is going on could...

Dogs: dog sling, sleve, bad weather
sleve, bad weather, somthing: Hello Rhianna; The problem is that the dog will probably get a serious infection, that is why he needs to have it amputated!! The vet knows more than anyone about this, and it is important to listen to the Medical professional in this case...otherwise, you...

Dogs: dog spitting up, pedigree dog food, antacid tablet
pedigree dog food, antacid tablet, pepcid ac: Hi Xenia, Your dog throwing up a clear to whitish (or even a yellowish) fluid just means her stomach was empty when she threw up. By itself, it s not a symptom of any particular illness or condition. Take note of when your dog is spitting up. Is...

Dogs: Is my dog suffering from some forn of Anxiety Attack., anxiety attack, forn
anxiety attack, forn, whimpers: Hi Terry, I m very concerned about your dog. Even if he is better now, please get him checked. What you describe, as its gone on for a few days, isn t likely to be just anxiety. He sounds like he s in pain, and dogs don t usually show us pain until its...

Dogs: dog travel, mexican embassy in canada, vaccination certificate
mexican embassy in canada, vaccination certificate, mail message: Hi Karen, Not being Canadian, I can t tell you what paperwork you might need (if any) to bring your dogs back into Canada. You should contact the Mexican embassy in Canada, or the Canadian department of state to confirm the information I ve given below....

Dogs: dog wont poop outside, carpet cleaner, computer desk
carpet cleaner, computer desk, terrier mix: You are on the right track with running him around the back yard and lavishing praise on him when he does go. Inside, 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...

Dogs: Too many dogs, sweet creatures, physical disabilities
sweet creatures, physical disabilities, heart of gold: Hi Liz, While I agree with you, that dogs need care, attention and training. As far as the law goes, the bottom line is what you ve noted: None of the animals are in harms way or mistreated. If you contact your local town clerk, and find out how many dogs...

Dogs: My two dogs., jack russell terrier, demodex mites
jack russell terrier, demodex mites, demodicosis: Hi Kaitlin, Is Sassy is your newly adopted Jack Russell Terrier? If the kind of mange KD had was Demodectic mange (unlike Sarcoptic mange) it s not considered to be a contagious disease and isolation of affected dogs is generally not considered necessary....

Dogs: dogs attack, choclate lab, breeding dogs
choclate lab, breeding dogs, adult dogs: I don t have any experience with breeding dogs. You may want to submit your question to the experts in the following category: http://www.allexperts.com/el/3634-9/Dog-Breeding-Whelping I have heard, however, that females can be protective of their pups....

Dogs: dogs' early rising, small dogs, nylabone
small dogs, nylabone, naps: So, are they able to go and fix their own breakfast? Just kidding, sort of! Obviously they can t, which means you must be giving in and getting up when they tell you to. Depending on how long this has been going on, you may have already encouraged...

Dogs: dogs nipples, false pregnancy, foster mother
false pregnancy, foster mother, shelties: This sounds as though your bitch has mastitis (a mammary infection). This is usually seen in a bitch who has whelped and is lactating, but it is possible in a bitch who is having a false pregnancy. I have had several bitches over the years with false pregnancies,...

Dogs: dogs teeth, tooth problems
tooth problems: Hi Andrea, If the tooth is a deciduous tooth, or baby tooth , and does not fall out it s called a retained deciduous tooth . This situation leads to problems as two teeth try to occupy the same area causing the new adult tooth to erupt at an abnormal...

Dogs: dominance/aggressive, better consulting, email exchanges
better consulting, email exchanges, animal welfare: To be honest, I don t think your situation is something that can be easily remedied through email exchanges. You may do better consulting a trainer to come and observe the behaviors to determine what is aggression, what is dominance, and what is normal acceptable...

Dogs: dominant/aggressive/fear behavior, fear behavior, puppy owners
fear behavior, puppy owners, puppy classes: Well,by having people give her a treat is a great start and thats what I usually tell people to do at first,and even if she doesn t allow petting,getting her to accept it is a start. What you can also do is have a friend meet her several times,and then get...

Dogs: over due dog, fetal distress, final call
fetal distress, final call, full swing: Hello Angie; Sorry, I was on a business trip, and got stuck in snow.. I don t believe in C-Section, unless your female is in distress of hard labor, and cannot push the puppies out... The date does not mean that she did not get fertile at a later time from...

Dogs: over due dog, normal rectal temperature, boston terrier
normal rectal temperature, boston terrier, few degrees: Hi Angie, In dogs, gestation normally lasts 9 weeks (63 days) but that s an average. Puppies may be delivered between 58 and 68 days. It s not unusual for puppies to be born a week late. Just the same, contact your veterinarian, and discuss this with...

Dogs: excited urination, malti poo, paper baskets
malti poo, paper baskets, bladder infection: Hi Barb, It sounds like you little malti-poo is demonstrating fear/excitement behaviour, as well as stress behaviour. Both of those can be managed, but before proceeding please make sure there is no physical problem that might be making her urinate...

Dogs: Feeding, soup bones, raw bones
soup bones, raw bones, service dogs: Bones are controversial. My stand is that even if they don t splinter or are gnawed down to a choking or intestinal blockage hazard, they wear down the teeth. Dogs don t need them. It is an indulgence I would skip. There are those the say raw bones are...

Dogs: Female Boxer spayed, female boxer, heat cycles
female boxer, heat cycles, pain medication: Hi Rosemary, Your son s dog is not too old to be spayed! There is pain associated with all surgery, be sure your vet sends you home with pain medication. Many dogs do not show obvious signs of pain, so don t wait to see if your dog looks like she...

Dogs: Female Dog, miniature collie, urinary tract infections
miniature collie, urinary tract infections, female dogs: Hi Kim, Female dogs are prone to develop urinary tract infections as well as bacterial and yeast infections. It s also possible that she has infected anal glands. None of these won t be helped by bathing. Treatments may vary depending on what s going...

Dogs: Female Dog's 1st Heat, moist paper towel, female german shepherd
moist paper towel, female german shepherd, vulva: Your bitch could very well be in season as her age is right. However, the color of the discharge is generally bright red, fading to pink, and then to straw or cream-colored as the season progresses. If she is in season, the vulva should be enlarged, and...

Dogs: Female Shiba Inu, shiba inu, heat cycle
shiba inu, heat cycle, vet: Hello Kristi; It is up to her cycle. You should get her to the Stud by the 7th day..and start to tease her to see if he is receptive to her. He is the one who will tell you when it is time. If you don t have experience with breeding, I recommend you take...

Dogs: Female shiba Inu, shiba inu, heat cycle
shiba inu, heat cycle, neuter: Usually dogs are fertile between the eleventh and the fourteenth day of the heat cycle. But there are many exceptions to the rule just as in human life....so it is probably a good idea to separate them or spay/neuter them if you don t want puppies. nanc...

Dogs: Food, whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum
whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum, purina pro plan: Hello Ashleigh, I don t like the ingredients that are in Eukanuba. These are listed first: Chicken, Chicken By-Product Meal, Corn Meal, Ground Whole Grain Sorghum, Brewers Rice. If you ask yourself these questions - what kind or parts of Chicken is this?...

Dogs: Furniture Chewing, vitamin mineral supplement, agility class
vitamin mineral supplement, agility class, puppy food: Hi Arlana, Reasons for chewing: Vitamin deficiency Mineral deficiency ash deficiency boredom lack of exercise lack of challenges Lets hit one at a time. This way we can start to rule them out. Vitamin/mineral/ash deficiency can be solved with...

Dogs: 6 Month Old Puppy Urinating in Crate, ammonia, puppies
Dogs: 6 Month Old Puppy Urinating in Crate, ammonia, puppies, cells

Dogs: Dog still goes in Crate, chow chow, stray cat
Dogs: Dog still goes in Crate, chow chow, stray cat, water intake

Dogs: Is my dog suffering from some forn of Anxiety Attack., drake, long time
Dogs: Is my dog suffering from some forn of Anxiety Attack., drake, long time

Dogs: my fights, behavior books, food toys
behavior books, food toys, shih tzu: Hi Cassandra, Why a dog fights with another can be for many reasons. Is there issues with territory?, food?, toys? Can she kill him? I don t have an answer for you. I would suggest reading some behavior books and see if you can see a pattern on your dog...

Dogs: floor chewing, linoleum flooring, child gates
linoleum flooring, child gates, laminate floor: Hi Jess, Punishing your dog after the fact is quite useless, you are correct, she has no idea why she s being punished, so you can just stop it. Your anger and the punishment can cause other behavioral problems. Using up more of your puppy s boundless...

Dogs: fur markings, puppy stage, adult coat
puppy stage, adult coat, adult stage: Hi Jeni, It s totally possible that the dog you gave up for adoption in 2002 is the same dog your co-worker is not adopting. Especially if you live in an area that only has one animal shelter. Because the picture you have of the dog was taken when...

Dogs: Golden Retriever very Coward, patiance, private trainer
patiance, private trainer, rescue group: Hi Tamer, Dogs are individuals, just like people. Working with a private trainer probably has helped your puppy, whether or not you are aware of it. You should continue to work with the trainer because your dog is still a puppy. That said, your puppy...

Dogs: Good dog gone Bad, electric fence, separation anxiety
electric fence, separation anxiety, great dog: This sounds like separation anxiety,which is common after an event such as being hit by a car.And what you can do,is to leave them alone for small periods everyday,start off with 5 minutes and slowly increase once they get used to 5 minutes,go up to 10 ect....

Dogs: GRAYBEARD, gray whiskers, magic marker
gray whiskers, magic marker, black dogs: Bill, No it doesn t. It just means some light colored hair, a recessive gene, is showing up in his coat. It happens to a lot of black dogs....It is truly hard to maintain a black coat in many breeds. I have known magic marker to be used in show rings.......

Dogs: Green Tea Extract Safe?, canine supplement, nuvet
canine supplement, nuvet, goid: Hello Ray, I would not give a dog something that is not made for them. The caffeine in the extract is also to high. The better choice would be to get a canine supplement that has cancer fighting ingredients in it such as NuVet Plus. You can go here www.nuvet.com/42299...

Dogs: How do I groom my mixed breed terrier?, slicker brushes, furminator deshedding tool
slicker brushes, furminator deshedding tool, long haired jack russell: Hello Sarah, Congratulations and good for you to rescue a little dog in need. OK, on grooming him. One of the best tools to use is a slicker brush. They are great for use on long coats, medium coats, wiry coats, flat coats and curly coat. There are...

Dogs: grooming clippers, oster clipper, andis blades
oster clipper, andis blades, blade type: Hello Mary Ann, I also used an Oster clipper for many years, I now use a Super 2 Speed Model AGC 2. The Andis Super AGC2 is a two speed professional animal clipper designed for fast cutting. High speed over 4000 cutting strokes per minute and it gets the...

Dogs: gurgling "air" around lung area, shelley davis, emergency visit
shelley davis, emergency visit, gas bubble: Hi Liann, Thank you for writing to me about your senior Schipperke. I am assuming that this is a situation that just started? I would be very concerned about what you have just described. It sounds like your dog is in distress and that sound is very...

Dogs: Hair growing through dogs paw, black pores, best of luck
black pores, best of luck, tweezers: Hi Samantha, Because your dog is not wanting to use her paw, you need to assume she s in pain. I can t tell what you re describing as far as the black pores , but just the fact your dog is in pain is reason enough to have your vet examine her. Best...

Dogs: Hello, shih tzu puppy, little dogs
shih tzu puppy, little dogs, personal preference: Hello Jogayak, I think they are both great little dogs. As far as training goes, the more you work, the better and easier it is to train. Maltese are I think more personable, so training one of these may be a bit easier. Again, both of these dogs are...

Dogs: House Training Regression, yorkshire terriers, obedience class
yorkshire terriers, obedience class, natural instincts: This could be tough. I am not sure it is exactly spite, perhaps more leadership and claiming the house. neutering him if not already should help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the...

Dogs: House training when I work full time, house training
house training: Hi Jo, Congratulation on your impending puppy! You need to be realistic about the house training of your puppy. Don t expect miracles during the four days you can take off from work, it s not unusual that a puppy takes several months to a year before...

Dogs: Human Food, sodium bisulfite, sodium bisulfate
sodium bisulfite, sodium bisulfate, meat protein: First of all, make sure you are feeding him a good-quality food, and not something crappy (like from the grocery store). There are as many good foods out there as there are bad ones. The first ingredient should be a meat protein (preferably a meat meal), there...

Dogs: hair dis-coloring issues, warm humid climates, flea infestations
warm humid climates, flea infestations, circular patches: Hi Brenda, I read your note and wanted to let you know that if the reason for the reaction was his vaccinations, then he has a condition known as vaccinosis. This is a very dangerous condition which needs to be addressed. My own dog has the same condition....

Dogs: hair loss, nuvet, balding area
nuvet, balding area, yeast infections: Hi Ashley, What I recommend you to do is get a bottle of NuVet Plus supplements and give two a day, if he is over 100 lbs I would do 3 a day until you see an improvement. These help to restore hair loss and boost the immune system. The shampoo from there...

Dogs: hair loss under tail, matted area, great pyrenees
matted area, great pyrenees, loss of appetite: Hello Karl, I can not speculate on what could be wrong because I am not a veterinarian. When ever there is blood, your vet should become involved. He can treat the area and give antibiotics so that an infection does not transpire. The hair loss may...

Dogs: head strong miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, quiet area
miniature schnauzer, quiet area, dread: Ok that is good, that he is friendly. Here is what to do: Try this first. When you go for a walk, the minute you see him start to tense up at a distant person, you about face and go back the way from which you came. As he calms, you treat him and then...

Dogs: home made food for my dogs, odgs, healthy teeth
odgs, healthy teeth, types of fish: Hi again how are you? I am sorry, I am unfamiliar with the types of fish in India...I do know that salmon is EXCELLENT for dogs digestion and for their hair and skin....Do you have a fish that would be comparable to salmon? If you do, it could be given daily....

Dogs: house training, closet shelving, obedience class
closet shelving, obedience class, natural instincts: It sounds like the seller mislead you. The immediate solution would be a grid in the crate. They are available with the crates, but expensive and hard to find. A piece of closely spaced wire closet shelving from a home supply place is cheaper. I am now using...

Dogs: housebraking a 6 month old female lhasa, exercise pen, praise praise praise
exercise pen, praise praise praise, kennel area: You can try again Ruth. Set up your routine, as if they were just young pups, and carry them to the area you want them to use....then Praise Praise Praise!!! The way to go is also with a Kennel area or an Exercise Pen...this way they will have the time...

Dogs: housebreaking two puppies, two puppies, constant contact
two puppies, constant contact, housebreaking: when you are home and taking them out every hour,,,,if the male does not go outside bring him in and either crate him or put him on a leash and connect the leash to your belt so he is in constant contact with you. That way you can see when he goes toward...

Dogs: humping, daschund, good solution
daschund, good solution, spayed: You can interrupt her with a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and try to divert her with a chew toy. Getting her spayed would take care of the probllem if she only does it when in heat. Ther ei s no good reason to keep an intact female unless you are a serious breeder....

Dogs: hurt yorkie, shelley davis, yelp
shelley davis, yelp, prednisolone: Dear Devin, Thank you for writing to me. If your Yorkie is still in pain today, it s time to have a vet examine her. There are numerous things that could have triggered this but if your dog continues to be in pain, then that loving thing to do would be...

Dogs: Inquiry about not breeding the dog., pomerian, dangerous age
pomerian, dangerous age, uterine infection: I am not a Doc, but I agree with your veterinarian. If you have no intention of breeding your bitch (and few are really worth breeding for various reasons), you really should have her spayed ASAP as it cuts down the incidence of mammary cancer and eliminates...

Dogs: Itchy ear, ear itching
ear itching: Hi Martha, The itching is only a symptom of a problem, relieving the itch won t do anything to treat the underlying condition. Your dog may have ear mites, or something else. Other conditions to rule out: fungal (yeast) infection, bacterial infection...

Dogs: Itchy, red skin, benydryl, red skin
benydryl, red skin, yorkie: Hi, Beverly, Ordinarily I would say yes. Benydryl is something that can generally be safely given to dogs. The dosage is by weight, though, so if you are able to determine ACCURATELY how much to give her, go ahead. If this continues for several days,...

Dogs: itching and barking, medical reason, whimpers
medical reason, whimpers, health issue: Hello Clare, I hear your frustration, barking can be an annoyance. First, I would see if there is a medical reason for him to be barking. Once that is checked and there is no health issue, I would continue with some behavior modification. By that I mean,...

Dogs: jack russell wont stop chewing, stair spindles, feeding time
stair spindles, feeding time, jack russell: Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are away. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels safe in its den. It rests,...

Dogs: Kerosene poisoning?, mild detergent, veterinary attention
mild detergent, veterinary attention, kerosene: Hi Jamie, The puppies may well be having a reaction to their Kerosene. Kerosene and gasoline are toxic to dogs, and should NEVER be used on either dogs or puppies for ANY reason. Both Kerosene and gasoline are absorbed through the skin and through the...

Dogs: Leaving new puppy at home, lhasa apso, separation anxiety
lhasa apso, separation anxiety, pack animals: yes it is a lot of work,,, if you don t control what goes in you cant control what goes out and then you will have a housebreaking problem unless you are always going to use pads....if so you can leave food and water down.....you should leave water down all...

Dogs: Lhasa Apso Limping, shelley davis, lhasa apso
shelley davis, lhasa apso, rear leg: Hi Kelly, Thank you for writing to me about your Lhasa apso. I am sorry to hear that she s in pain and limping. It may be that the injury last month weakened a muscle or ligament and now just the slightest exertion will continue to cause discomfort. ...

Dogs: Litter of german shepherd puppies showing aggression towards each other, german shepherd puppies, unwanted litters
german shepherd puppies, unwanted litters, male companion: Hi Jessica, Thank you for writing to me about your litter issue. It s imperative that you keep the youngest puppy apart from the other three at ALL times. Take the little one to your vet for an exam. He may be getting attacked because he s ill. Sometimes...

Dogs: Lump on my Dog's neck, fine needle aspiration, biopsy specimen
fine needle aspiration, biopsy specimen, lymphoma cancer: Hi Amy, A fine needle aspiration is not always diagnostic, but in most cases, the technique will provide a definitive diagnosis, or can at least place the problem into a general category of illness, which often helps the veterinarian decide what further...

Dogs: leash biting, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Try giving him a stern, his name, bad dog, drop! and make eye contact. Hold eye contact. First one to look away loses. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in...

Dogs: litter training a chorkie, house training
house training: Hi Colleen, The person you directed your message to declined to answer it, and the message was sent to a question pool where any of the experts in the category of dogs could choose to answer it. That is how I came to read your message. Since you...

Dogs: Marking, spray bottle, housebreaking
spray bottle, housebreaking, peeing: Have your males been neutered? If not, you may want to consider it. That may help alleviate some of the territorial feelings he seems to be having. Based upon what you say in your email, his actions are saying this is mine, this is mine, and THIS is...

Dogs: Mystery GI disorder, irritable bowel syndrom, gas in stomach
irritable bowel syndrom, gas in stomach, bland diet: Hi Beata, I wanted to add, while there s a lot written about corn in dog foods these days, unless your dog has a corn intolerance it wouldn t be a problem. Sometimes the problem isn t corn, it s the fat or kind of protein in the food. If a diet containing...

Dogs: marking?, miniature dauschund, room curtains
miniature dauschund, room curtains, dining room table: If he isn t fixed getting him done will greatly reduce this. Now,if that s been done the next thing to do would be to crate him at all times except to take him outside every few hours and feed him ect and do that for about 3 weeks and then slowly let him out...

Dogs: mating urges, sheltie mix, dominance behavior
sheltie mix, dominance behavior, neutered dogs: This actually has nothing to do with urges but rather,a dominance behavior.Humping is a problem with a lot of dogs,esp males but this is because males are generally more dominant,so even neutered dogs will still have this problem. The best way to correct...

Dogs: minature schnauzer, mini schanuzer, other neurological disorders
mini schanuzer, other neurological disorders, addisons: You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. This could be megaesophagus. http://www.caninemegaesophagus.org/ Since this has started recently, your vet might also want to check her for other diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis, thyroid, Addisons and...

Dogs: mini schnauzer barking, mini schnauzer, breed statistics
mini schnauzer, breed statistics, obedience class: Hello Anne; As far as his weight..you can look up a table of Schnauzer weights on a website with Breed statistics.. As far as his barking and pulling, these will need to be addressed with a regular routine of classes. I recommend that you take him to a...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer getting along with cat, female miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzer
female miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, sancutary: Hello Ursula, Couple of suggestions: Preliminary: you need to be more in control of Trixie...Start by making her sit before she has dinner, you eat your dinner first, you go out doors first, teach her stay, sit down. and walk at heel. Now while you are...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer barking on walks, flat fabric, dogs head
flat fabric, dogs head, gentle technique: Yes, neutering should help. Many are suggesting earlier, and some strongly saying later. Why don t you see when your vet advises and go along with it. Better leadership will help too. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the...

Dogs: multiple dogs, toy poodle, rescue dogs
toy poodle, rescue dogs, peke: Kayla Absolutely!!!! My girlfriends tiny peke bred an Australian Shepherd. The female Aussie had lain down and the Peke got her. My grandfather saw a full size collie backed up to a metal garbage can and a toy poodle mounted her on top of the can. SO SEPARATE...

Dogs: New house and new behavior, chaise lounge, fenced back yard
chaise lounge, fenced back yard, commute time: Hi, You said it - new house, new behaviour! The going on the bed, and lounge sounds like marking behaviour. He has a new home, and he wants every other dog in the neighborhood to know its his territory. For the time you are away, you really should think...

Dogs: New Puppy, yorkshire terrier puppy, litter box train
yorkshire terrier puppy, litter box train, puppy training: I never crate a puppy when I am around to watch it. The object is to get it to go to the door, and it can t do that in the crate. I have never used a litter box. You do need to use closed doors and gates to keep it in the room that you are in. Much...

Dogs: New puppy with crusty fur, excessive vocalization, kennel cough
excessive vocalization, kennel cough, lack of appetite: Hi Torie, It s impossible to guess at what condition your puppy has. It could be Kennel Cough, or another respiratory infection. Your puppy should be re-examined by a veterinarian, as he may need medication at this time. Side effects associated with...

Dogs: need help with rescue dog, puppy housebreaking, rescue organization
puppy housebreaking, rescue organization, going to the bathroom: Hi Teresa, Thank you for writing to me about the housebreaking issues. I apologize for the delay in responding but my dog was in critical condition. There s no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn t housebroken. When a...

Dogs: neurtering, uterine infection, taunts
uterine infection, taunts, testosterone: The only thing that no longer functions after a male is neutered is that he no longer produces sperm. He can still breed. As the testosterone lessens in his body over time, he won t be quite as interested in breeding, unless the bitch gets right under his...

Dogs: new dog HELP PLEASE, terrier mix, local animal
terrier mix, local animal, animal shelter: Hello Deyanira; I know it is scary when you get a new dog. But, unless he stops drinking water, not eating in a New Environment is actually not a problem, very normal. The Vet needs to be consulted again if he stops drinking water. Just leave the food...

Dogs: our new puppy, dalmatian puppy, sex fighting
dalmatian puppy, sex fighting, ridgeback: Hello Sarah; There is always the risk of two of the same sex fighting..but, chances are you will be fine. If the older female is social..then she will be happy to have a buddy! If she is jealous, she may give her a growl at first, but chances are the dalmatian...

Dogs: nipping, adult teeth, mini pin
adult teeth, mini pin, safe toys: Having been allowed to do it for so long, it may take a while to break it. 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...

Dogs: nursing mom and her 5 puppies, exercise pen, shi tzu
exercise pen, shi tzu, spare bedroom: Hell Maria; Sorry to be tardy, my computer has been down! I would leave the mom with the pups, as she needs to nurse them...you can get a Exercise pen, and try that and then put the babies in a box, so, they cannot crawl out, and then she has an area to...

Dogs: Old dog, new puppy, aggressive puppy, shiba inu
aggressive puppy, shiba inu, positive reinforcement: Hi Katrina, Thank you for writing to me about Maggie and Simba. It doesn t seem fair that Maggie, who is older, has to put up with an aggressive puppy. If food is the trigger, then feed them seperately. It is never a good idea to have food out for two...

Dogs: Older Dog, creatures of habit, time and patience
creatures of habit, time and patience, waiting game: The fact that she will go at all in the yard is probably a good sign. You may just have to play the waiting game with her; after she s eaten or had a big drink of water, take her outside and plan to just wait it out until she goes. Make sure you praise...

Dogs: Older dog, doggie diapers, arthritis medicine
doggie diapers, arthritis medicine, bowel movements: Hi Babara; Try worming her with Safeguard to make sure she isn t dealing with parasites...as they will make her go all the time! And, what diet do you feed? I like the Senior diet from www.Bestbreed.com Try that, as this will regulate her better, as when...

Dogs: Older dog pooping & peeing in the house, male husky, indoor dog pen
male husky, indoor dog pen, containment area: Hi Valerie, Your dog may well have been totally fine five months ago when he was last checked by your vet, but since then it sounds like he s developed a problem. Male dogs can develop urinary tract infections just as female dogs can. This is something...

Dogs: old dog, florida animal health foundation, tick bite fever
florida animal health foundation, tick bite fever, pet grief support: Hi Mary, I m very sorry for the loss of your dog. Depending on your dog s breed, or size, it s possible he would have been considered elderly at 10 years old. Large breed dogs have a shorter life expectancy than smaller breeds, often approaching their...

Dogs: old male and a male puppy, doberman puppy, male puppy
doberman puppy, male puppy, good character: Hello Nina; Taking on another Male when you already have an older male is going to have its problems!!! When you have an older male, with a female in the mix, it will cause him to defend his territory...he will constantly try to challenge the new Puppy,...