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Dogs: Jealous or Aggressive, new personality, basket muzzles
new personality, basket muzzles, husky mix: Hi Karen, I m not sure I m understanding your question. I can understand how annoying the constant barking is, but if the dog never tries to hurt your niece or your other dogs, then the problem isn t aggression. I m not even sure it s jealousy. Is there...

Dogs: Jeoulous dot, small dogs, two dogs
small dogs, two dogs, shitzu: Neutering often does reduce aggression/fighting and in SOME dogs gets rid of it all together What also works is to muzzle both dogs(you can get small muzzles for small dogs)and just let them sort it out,without hurting each other Also ignoring both dogs...

Dogs: jack russell, coal tar shampoo, allergic skin diseases
coal tar shampoo, allergic skin diseases, sulphur shampoo: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy s skin problem. Please, please, please bring that coal tar shampoo back to the store. It is highly toxic for your dog. The best shampoo is an oatmeal bath. You really need to have your vet examine...

Dogs: joint pain relief for dog, grape seed extract, artificial colorings
grape seed extract, artificial colorings, female german shepherd: Hi there, Terri. I would not recommend giving Osteo Bi-Flex to your dog, because it contains several artificial colorings, dextrose, salt (sodium), and soy. What you might want to consider instead is Glycoflex. Its cost is comparative to the Osteo Bi-Flex,...

Dogs: joints, english springer spaniel, science diet
english springer spaniel, science diet, vitamin supplements: I don t personally like Science Diet, beyond that I would put him on vitamin supplements,. c . e., omega fish oil, vitamin b ,and chondroiten. Did you have his front legs checked as well as his hips? Could just be a patella that is a bit loose and nothing...

Dogs: joints, glucosamine chondroitin, flint river ranch
glucosamine chondroitin, flint river ranch, english springer spaniel: First of all, Science Diet is pretty much garbage across the board. I couldn t find a real list of the ingredients of the JD food, but apparently the first ingredient is their usual chicken by-products, which shouldn t be in any dog food since by-products...

Dogs: K-9 Info, milk chocolate, dark chocolate
milk chocolate, dark chocolate, toxic levels: It depends on what kind of chocolate it is. You re probably safe with milk chocolate unless he ate a bunch of it. It s dark chocolate that is the real problem. i m sure by now he s either ok or not. Next time you need a quick answer you might want to give...

Dogs: Lab Puppy, obedience class, doggy day care
obedience class, doggy day care, lab puppy: That happens, even if the books deny it. I have never had the problem, or seen any suggestions that sounded good or seen many successful reports. It could be the stress of being left alone, or a challenge to your leadership. The key to most behavior problems...

Dogs: Lab Pups, large breed puppy food, dry weight basis
large breed puppy food, dry weight basis, large breed dogs: Hi Ashley, Your puppies should be kept on their puppy food diet for their first full year. In large breed dogs, you actually want the puppy to grow more slowly. Too much protein or calcium or excess calories will cause a puppy s bones to grow too fast,...

Dogs: Lab with red rash around one eye, blue star ointment, vet visit
blue star ointment, vet visit, rash red bumps: I would have him checked for mange. Demodecdic mange often starts around the eyes and sounds exactly like you describe. Have a vet do a skin scraping to diagnose it for sure. It will not improve without treatment and willa ctually get worse eventually, You...

Dogs: Lactating Dog, engorged breast, milk duct
engorged breast, milk duct, milk ducts: Hi Amanda, Mastitis is an infection of the milk ducts. Also called mammitis or mastadenitis. Mastitis is a blocked milk duct. An engorged breast is a mild form of mastitis. Mastitis, if not treated can lead to gangrene mastitis. Gangrene mastitis...

Dogs: Lactating supposedly spayed dog, physical maturity, false pregnancy
physical maturity, false pregnancy, increased appetite: A mild form of false pregnancy is sometimes seen in bitches spayed early. It has to do with the normal rise and fall of hormones (progesterone) in the bitch. The hormone levels were starting to rise as she approached physical maturity, then they were lowered...

Dogs: Leaving a dog overnight, destructive behaviour, destructive behavior
destructive behaviour, destructive behavior, dogs: Hi Jill, I would say it is worth a try. Dogs in general do best if they have access to the house and if you have seen no destructive behavior to date then hopefully all will go well. Try not to make a big deal when you leave or come home, just act like...

Dogs: Lethargic puppy, puppy crate training, dog obedience training
puppy crate training, dog obedience training, puppy food: Hi Adam, It s not at all unusual for a puppy (or even an adult dog) to be shy, withdrawn, and refuse food for several days, when it first arrives in a new home. Try enticing the puppy into eating by putting a couple spoonfuls of cottage cheese, grated...

Dogs: Too Long in the Crate, doggy day care, miniature schnauzer
doggy day care, miniature schnauzer, puppy: Frankly, I think you are both gone too long each day to have a dog (unless one of you can come home at lunch to let it out... or possibly a neighbor could do that). If you do go ahead and get a dog, it would be best to get an adult rather than a puppy....

Dogs: Looking for help with my year old Red Doberman., obedience classes, bladder infection
obedience classes, bladder infection, training dogs: Some dogs need to be reminded of their housebreaking periodically, so just crate her again at night and when you cannot watch her. Reinforce the praise when she potties outside or tells you she needs to go out. Also, you might want to have her urine checked...

Dogs: Luxating Patella, glucosamine chondroitin, bones and joints
glucosamine chondroitin, bones and joints, surgery thanks: Glucosamine/chondroitin is good for bones and joints, particularly in older or very active dogs. A luxating patella has to do with the ligaments surrounding the patella. For whatever reason, they are not holding the patella in place. Glucosamine/chondroitin...

Dogs: leash walking, obedience class, halti
obedience class, halti: Get a halti. They are amazing and work wonders. Make sure it fits properly and that you have put it on correctly. Give him time to get used to it and then power walk him at heel. Get him in an obedience class also if possible. Try also playing with him pretty...

Dogs: Very long toenails, long nails, cuticles
long nails, cuticles, toe nail: Since her nails are so badly over grown,. I would take her to the vet, have them cut them back. Chances are her cuticles have grown much too long as well. That means her nails will need to be cut back passed where the quick is. That s best done in the vet...

Dogs: What should you look for in a dog?, golden labs, water dogs
golden labs, water dogs, game birds: That rather depends on the type of hunting the hunter in the family plans on doing. Labradors are good water dogs, while something like a golden retriever is better in the field with game birds rather than water fowl. (Or maybe you want something that finds...

Dogs: loss of appetite, unsalted chicken broth, congratulations on your new baby
unsalted chicken broth, congratulations on your new baby, milk bones: Don t give her any more milk bones. She could honestly just be manipulating you. Dogs are a great deal like children. However if the vet put her on antibiotics, then I m sure he feels she has an infection. Try mixing some chicken broth with her food and letting...

Dogs: lulu & tanner, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: You have had her to the vet to clear up the UTI? Butt sniffing and bumping are very complex behaviors determining which dog is higher status. The top dog has both the right to sniff the others butt when it wants to, and to have the other dog sniff its...

Dogs: Male dog won't stop humping, olde english bull dog, bladder infection
olde english bull dog, bladder infection, stop barking: Your male may not be the problem. If I were you, I would get your bitch into the veterinarian for a thorough checkup. She most likely has an infection of some sort, probably a bladder infection, and just isn t showing symptoms that you have picked up on yet....

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer Allergies, aphis usda, neighborhood dogs
aphis usda, neighborhood dogs, science diet zd: No reputable breeder sells his puppies through pet shops or dealers as there is no way for him to know where they end up. Are the puppies in a good home or were they bought on impulse one day and then end up dumped somewhere the first time they chewed something...

Dogs: Miniature pinscher who is afraid of men, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Expect this to take time. It could be due to either abuse on the part of a man earlier, or just a failure to be exposed to men before it was 12 weeks old. First, give her good leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the...

Dogs: Momma dog lost weight, human grade ingredients, corn wheat
human grade ingredients, corn wheat, chicken livers: Please get her on a good premium food like Wellness, Natural Balance or another dog food with no by products, no corn, wheat, soy and human grade ingredients.She might not be able to absorb some of the lesser quality sources of vitamins and calories. It will...

Dogs: Muzzle, cesar milan, pack leader
cesar milan, pack leader, boston terrier: That s a behavior problem. You need to establish yourself as pack leader with your dog. There are many cues that show our dogs whether we are in charge or they are. If he was comfortable that you were in charge he wouldn t feel the need to posture aggressively...

Dogs: maggots, bacterial skin infection, maggot infestation
bacterial skin infection, maggot infestation, maggots: Hi Stormy, If your cousin is a vet, perhaps he or she can provide you with the medication your dog needs, in the correct dose. Advising you to give small doses is quite meaningless. The antibiotic will help the bacterial skin infection that is probably...

Dogs: male dachshund, dachshund, bruise
dachshund, bruise, tylenol: I d take him to the vet. There are several things that it could be, Like an injury, a deep bruise or an infection. So please, do have him vetted asap. Give him some infant s tylenol (does by weight according to the bottle) while you re waiting for your appointment....

Dogs: male dog going crazy, two dogs, hormones
two dogs, hormones, testosterone: Do you have a relative who can take him for about three weeks? Your only other option is to board him. Otherwise, you need to keep him crated and behind a closed door at the far end of the house with TV or radio on to try to cut the noise. (It s always so...

Dogs: maltese, maltese dog, breeding dogs
maltese dog, breeding dogs, fatal infections: I am not sure why you asked. The responsible thing for pet owners is to get them spayed at 6 months and avoid the mess, hassles, and risk. We certainly don t need more people breeding dogs. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental...

Dogs: maltese suddenly peeing -new hourse,new carpet, substrate preference, bladder infection
substrate preference, bladder infection, little dogs: As far as cleaning the carpet goes, get something enzymatic like Simple Solution or Nature s Miracle and let it air dry (in other words-don t blot it up. It will take a couple of weeks (literally) for the enzymes to do their job. I think you could be right...

Dogs: mange question, dawn dishwashing liquid, revolution selamectin
dawn dishwashing liquid, revolution selamectin, pom puppies: It takes awhile for the hair to come back in. But it should eventually. Poms lose puppy coat, or blow coat, around four months and it does take awhile for their pretty adult coat to come in. Also some poms are naturally more flat coated than others. I don...

Dogs: mastiff pup, mastiff pup, intestinal blockages
mastiff pup, intestinal blockages, french mastiff: What he is going to have to do is yelp, jerk his hand away and walk off every time she does it. When she jumps on on him, he needs to step backwards. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of...

Dogs: i have a min schnauzer, liver shunts, micro minis
liver shunts, micro minis, growth patterns: Liver shunts can be a problem in MS as they are hereditary. Some shunts can be surgically corrected, but not all, and some can be managed for a time through diet. One of the symptoms of liver shunts is failure to thrive or grow, and many affecteds can be...

Dogs: min schnauzer, baby carrots, protein sources
baby carrots, protein sources, raw diet: No, don t feed her hills. She needs low protein, no grain. Eagle Pack ,wellness and natural balance all three I believe have low protein. low ash, grain free. Solid Gold I think also does. I love raw diet but it is VERY difficult to do homemade for a dog with...

Dogs: mini dachshund separation anxiety, mini dachshund, poly rope
mini dachshund, poly rope, obedience class: Such problems are much easier to prevent than fix. A puppy that was never left alone before it was 12 weeks old may have trouble accepting it. You could work at building its confidence and bonding with you. Start with obedience training. The key to most...

Dogs: My mini daschunds, behavior modification, fingernails
behavior modification, fingernails, helpful tips: Get him vetted to be sure there s nothing wrong physically. But I bet it s just a habit Doxies who don t have enough to occupy themselves tend to develop ocd type behavior. I think it will resolve as long as you don t cater to him. You will likely have more...

Dogs: New Dog, adult personality, rescue dogs
adult personality, rescue dogs, moderate exercise: 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 to find breed too seriously. Even if your puppy doesn t grow up like you expected, how you raise it helps make...

Dogs: New Puppy, flower pots, back porch
flower pots, back porch, kakashi: Hi April, Giving Kakashi more exercise, in the form of leashed walks, or giving him a chance to run and chase a ball, or play with other dogs would really help curb his energy level. By increasing his activity level he won t feel like digging in your mother...

Dogs: New Puppy's, springer spaniel puppies, nuisance barker
springer spaniel puppies, nuisance barker, two puppies: I really don t like puppies being left outside unattended. The dog guide school we raise puppies for forbids leaving them out when nobody is around. In addition to the possibility of barking and being stolen, they can get loose, be abused by children, terrorize...

Dogs: I need to adopt out my dog, irish wolf hound, killeen tx
irish wolf hound, killeen tx, safe place: Have you tried breed rescues, http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm Some of them will take identifible mixes too. A younger, purebred is the easiest to place. Otherwise, you have to find just the right people. I remember our friends being thrilled when...

Dogs: i need help with droopy, female beagle, least three times
female beagle, least three times, scruff of the neck: Dogs don t understand spanking or time outs. That s human behavior and they just don t get it, it means nothing to them. In their eyes they just think that you are being inexplicably mean. Walk your dog. Every day, forty five minute power walks, not for...

Dogs: neutering, young bitch, responsible owner
young bitch, responsible owner, pet quality: You will have to call around to the various vets in your area to discuss the cost of neutering as fees will vary from vet to vet, and they will also vary in different parts of the country. I use three different vets here for that exact reason... one has the...

Dogs: neutering, unneutered dogs, desperate attempt
unneutered dogs, desperate attempt, upwind: While there is some evidence that the typical 6 months is too early, there is no reason not to neuter him now. The truth is, any time a dog is put under, it may never wake up. Any surgery can result in infection. However, the increased risks of cancer in...

Dogs: new adoption, poodle cross, spaniel mix
poodle cross, spaniel mix, obedience books: It is impossible to determine the nature of a mix-breed dog since that is purely genetics. Yes, some breeds are known for being good-natured such as golden retrievers, but genetics involves individual dogs, and not all are good-tempered. We once had a...

Dogs: My new black lab puppy, lab puppy, bad behavior
lab puppy, bad behavior, few minutes: First, I would be sure to feed her all her meals in there so that she becomes more comfortable with the crate. When she starts fussing, the best thing to do is to ignore her for a few minutes and see if she quiets down. If she doesn t, throw something at...

Dogs: new dog (food and poty training), dry dog foods, feeding a puppy
dry dog foods, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Don t give him cows milk. Dogs can t digest the lactose in it. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months, slows growth and helps develop sturdier joints. Despite the marketing hype you hear for...

Dogs: new pup, walmart stores, puppy milk replacer
walmart stores, puppy milk replacer, egg yolks: Hi Jene e, Two weeks old is ENTIRELY too young for a puppy to have been taken from it s mother. If you bought this puppy, (then this is not a reputable breeder!) return this puppy to it s mother, and pick it back up when he is at least 8 weeks old. Puppies...

Dogs: new puppy...what do I do?????, little bears, baby proof
little bears, baby proof, wee wee pads: Take a cloth with you, an absorbent one. Have the breeder rub it all over mommy and littermates. Let baby sleep with it. Clocks are ok, but some puppies don t like them. It s kind of one of those you have to find out what works for your baby things. I like...

Dogs: newfoundland, obedience class, silly self
obedience class, silly self, halti: Try a halti. They work wonders. It ll take him some getting used to but it ll save your shoulders and probably his silly self from getting into serious trouble :). I love newfies You might want to consider an obedience class as well. Good luck Cind...

Dogs: nightime soiling, wood laminate, white vinegar
wood laminate, white vinegar, spa treatments: When do you feed her in the evenings, and do you allow her free access to water all the time? It could be that simply moving her food/water time around might solve the problem. You might also try feeding her in the spot that she usually soils, because most...

Dogs: nutrition question, nutrition question, rescue dogs
nutrition question, rescue dogs, good success: One home made diet for dogs that I have personally used and with good success is to mix 1 cup of ground beef/chicken 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of frozen peas,and if you wish you can mix yams(sweet potatoes)and kelp into as well And with a dog as small as...

Dogs: Obedience Problems, american pitbull terrier, american staffordshire terrier
american pitbull terrier, american staffordshire terrier, obedience training: Well something that works well for strong pullers is called a prong collar,now it looks bad,but it isn t it reminds the dog of when the mother used to discipline the dog as a puppy-but it is the best way of training pullers As for trainers,I think the...

Dogs: Odd behavior, yellow bile, fur ball
yellow bile, fur ball, skin and bones: Personally I don t think temparament wise he is suited for showing and why any breeder would want to continue his issues is beyond me. I would neuter him asap as that will help with a lot of his problems. When you walk him do you POWER walk him, at heel?...

Dogs: Older dog/peeing problems, laundry room, rat terrier
laundry room, rat terrier, carpet: You need to go outside with her or watch her to make sure that she is urinating. You cannot praise her OR correct her unless you see her in the act of urinating. Unless you react almost instantaneously with praise/correction, the dog will have NO IDEA why...

Dogs: older dog in heat, vet asap, uterine infection
vet asap, uterine infection, lot of water: No, it doesn t sound like arthritis, but it DOES sound like pyometra, a uterine infection.... which is a very, *VERY SERIOUS* condition which can be deadly. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_pyometra.html You must have her examined by your vet ASAP....

Dogs: orijen, large breed puppy food, breed puppy
large breed puppy food, breed puppy, protein levels: While I find it to be excellent dog food. The very very high protein levels in the large breed puppy food, in my opinion is contraindicated in any large breed. I don t like to see large breed pups on more than 23 percent protein regardless of source, Hope...

Dogs: i own a once abused dog, ping pong balls, frequent urination
ping pong balls, frequent urination, feeding frenzy: Hi Theresa, The eating so quickly is an acquired habit, that s fairly common in dogs. If you put a ball or two in her feeding bowl, it will force her to eat around the ball, and thus slow her down. What size ball you d use depends on your dog s seize. If...

Dogs: Patchy hair loss in both family dogs, sago palm, german shepherd kennel
sago palm, german shepherd kennel, absolute fortune: Hi Ashley, It s foolhardy to treat your dogs yourself, unless of course you re a veterinarian. Asking around, or reading articles is a very haphazard method of medical care, and your dogs deserve much more than guesswork. I m sorry your pointer died,...

Dogs: PEEING, bladder infection, male dogs
bladder infection, male dogs, dominant side: Please have your dog checked by a veterinarian as he may have a bladder infection. Also male dogs do lift their legs, and it is very difficult for them to hit one small pad as they prefer more upright areas. At ten months, he has also become an adolescent,...

Dogs: PET CONCERNS, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, pet concerns: Hi Tameka, It s normal for a dog that just had a littler of puppies to loose weight. Between giving birth, and nursing her litter, this is a very demanding time for your dog. A nursing dog s nutritional needs increase dramatically! Her energy needs can...

Dogs: People Food, obedience classes, nilif
obedience classes, nilif, mealtimes: He has no respect for any of you as alpha as he is obviously blowing you off when you tell him to do something. You need to get him into on-going obedience classes for a few months, start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him, and work with him every...

Dogs: Pimple-like inflammation around whiskers, cheak, skin infection
cheak, skin infection, silky terrier: This is most likely some type of skin infection,there is also a condition that is called canine acne-either way you have to go to the vet to get antibiotics It could also be a cyst,which are fairly common and sometimes have to be removed if they get infecte...

Dogs: Pneumonia, kennel cough, cocker spaniel
kennel cough, cocker spaniel, antibotics: Hi Marta Sounds like complications from kennel cough although sometimes they just get pneumonia on their own, just like people. Baytril should work, that s a very strong antibiotic. I would ve probably gone with something milder like gentomycin, but i don...

Dogs: Potty Training an Adult Dog Who's Training Has Lapsed, physical altercation, diarreah
physical altercation, diarreah, food diet: There are some dogs that crates do not seem to work for them,and no one really knows why,it may be that some dogs don t care about sleeping in a dirty spot What works sometimes as well,is gate them or confine them to one room-in some dogs that seems to...

Dogs: Potty-training 2 dogs in multi-dog household, those dogs, adult dogs
those dogs, adult dogs, computer desk: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on those dogs. Use closed doors or gates to keep them in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you catch one of them in the act, give it a sharp Ah,...

Dogs: Potty-training in 8 dog household, large breed dogs, crate train
large breed dogs, crate train, first mistake: Small breeds are notoriously hard to house break for the very reasons you ve noted, they re harder to catch in the act. For the purposes of house-training, it would be best if the two small dogs were put on a feeding schedule, rather than eating free-range...

Dogs: Potty training gone wrong for Yorkie!, female yorkie, female dogs
female yorkie, female dogs, wee wee pads: Hmm, is she spayed? Sometimes when female dogs are pre cycle this is an issue. You might want to have her spayed if she isn t. It could just be a disruption of her routine. Work on her potty training as if she had never been. Don t leave her unattended,...

Dogs: Pregnant dog has fleas now!!!, flea comb, pregnant bitch
flea comb, pregnant bitch, house dogs: Treat ALL of the other dogs with Frontline or Advantage, and bathe the pregnant bitch, shampooing her well everywhere (start up by the head and work backwards) and letting the shampoo sit on her for several minutes. This should kill many of the fleas on her,...

Dogs: Problem Pomeranian, problem dogs, brain tumor
problem dogs, brain tumor, responsible owner: Well this might be a medical problem like a brain tumor(which does make dogs act VERY weird),or something like hypothyroidism which is a very common problem and makes dogs act weird but easy to treat,so have the vet check him over for anything like that ...

Dogs: Over Protective Mama, german short hair, electrical fence
german short hair, electrical fence, german short hair pointer: Probably the best thing to do,is slowly have her spend less and less time with the pup,like sometimes putting them in separate rooms in the house,or having one outside and the other inside at different times-this doesn t mean they can t be together,just not...

Dogs: Pulled Muscle on my dog, rubbing alcohol, thin cloth
rubbing alcohol, thin cloth, ziplock: No, you need to ice him down if you can figure out where the injury is. Gently run your hand all over the area as you feel for a spot that is warmer than the area around it. Tighter would also work if you can t find a warmer spot. You can make an ice pack...

Dogs: Puppy Peeing in Crate or on Bed during the Day, rhodesian ridgeback, concrete flooring
rhodesian ridgeback, concrete flooring, buster cube: Make sure she s getting outside often enough. Make sure you catch her peeing outside and reward her HUGELY. Ignore her mistakes. You might also try restricting water a bit until she gets the idea. Try ice cubes. She can lick and eat enough cubes to keep her...

Dogs: Puppy Pees in Crate or on Bedding, rhodesian ridgeback, concrete flooring
rhodesian ridgeback, concrete flooring, breeding dogs: How old was she when you got her? Likely the problems stem from poor care by the breeder. I see countless questions from totally clueless people planing on breeding dogs. I highly doubt those that don t even know when a female will come in season, know...

Dogs: Puppy Training/Spaying, red blood count, puppy training
red blood count, puppy training, bladder infections: Dear Therese, Thanks for writing. Bladder infections will cause dogs to urinate more often. Hopefully when the infection clears up, she ll be able to hold it as before. You didn t mention how old she is now. As a rule of thumb, puppies can hold it about 1...

Dogs: pain management short term, emergency vet, baby aspirin
emergency vet, baby aspirin, liver damage: Hi Rosanna, I m sorry that your vet is so uncooperative as far as phoning in a prescription. There s always the Ketoprofen or Aleve, to try if aspirin isn t controlling the pain. It sounds like using the antihistamine Benadryl as a mild sedative will...

Dogs: peee, 4 months, lilly
4 months, lilly, puppy: There is no way to make a dog scratch the door to go out,every dog has a different way of letting you know,some dogs bark at the door,some go in circles,some just sit at the door,and others scratch Now the best way to house train a dog is to use a crate...

Dogs: peeing on my bed, bladder infection, 9 months
bladder infection, 9 months, bedtime: You don t say if she is spayed or not, but some spayed bitches will leak on occasion when they are sleeping... through no fault of their own. A dog that age should not have to go outside during the night, so make sure she isn t tanking up on water before...

Dogs: pitbulls, bred pit, bull dogs
bred pit, bull dogs, pit bulls: I am not sure that even DNA testing can verify a dog is a pure bred. Pit bulls really are several related breeds such as the American Stratford Terrier. Go to www.akc.org and look through their bull dogs and terriers. Also look at some of their links...

Dogs: pittbull puppies, puppy milk replacer, infant cereal
puppy milk replacer, infant cereal, puppy food: Hi Heather, About 3 weeks after birth, the mother dog normally begins to evade the puppies and discourages nursing. At this time, the puppies also naturally begin to show a decline in the length of time they nurse. I m surprised the mama dog is letter her...

Dogs: pittbull puppies, shelley davis, pittbull puppies
shelley davis, pittbull puppies, neutering: Dear Heather, Thank you for writing to me. This is a question that should be addressed to your vet who should have examined the puppies and dame by now to make sure that they are healthy, have their proper shots and start discussing spay/neutering. ...

Dogs: plant safety, chain link fence, william baffin
chain link fence, william baffin, standard poodle: If these kids belong to the next-door neighbors, I would have a talk with the parents. With most plants, the dogs will still be able to see between the bases of the plants and be able to bark at people, etc. unless the plantings are trimmed into an actual...

Dogs: poodle scratching, hard boiled egg, pet promise
hard boiled egg, pet promise, groomer: 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. Avoid overweight. It can cause skin problems too. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest....

Dogs: pooping and peeing in crate, closet shelving, peeing
closet shelving, peeing, poop: This is a problem overnight? Unless he has a physical probable, he should easily go overnight. Have you discussed this with your vet? You may as well schedule an appointment and discuss neutering him too. The 11 PM walks, do you do a fair amount of...

Dogs: potty training, closing doors, computer desk
closing doors, computer desk, water bowl: I don t like schedules. You need to learn to read her, take her out when she needs to go, perhaps walk her around and praise her lavishly if she goes. with an older dog, the biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready...

Dogs: potty training, can't find answers anywhere!, home obedience, crate training
home obedience, crate training, housebreaking: Hi there..unfortunately it sounds more like excitable piddling then pottying which takes some in home obedience. It is hard for me to tell without seeing your dog. If in fact it is a housebreaking issue then i have never met a dog that can not be trained by...

Dogs: pregnant dog, poodle x maltese, fetal heartbeats
poodle x maltese, fetal heartbeats, mini poodle: Hi Ruby, Having an ultrasound done on your dog would tell you how many pups she s carrying. It s a good test because it is noninvasive and very reliable. Fetal heartbeats can be detected at around the 25th day from first breeding. Most experienced veterinarians...

Dogs: pugs obsessive behaviour, obsessive behaviour, obsessive behavior
obsessive behaviour, obsessive behavior, whimpers: My guess is that this is seperation anxiety and requires further evaluation which i can not do from here unfortunately. Is your father able to or does he spend more one on one time with the dog? Is he home more then others? Let me know and we will go from...

Dogs: puppy biting, obedience class, tibetan terrier
obedience class, tibetan terrier, feeding time: I have never used them, but the bells work very well for many people. Go ahead and try them. Combine negative reaction to the nipping with praise for going to the door. One of the best ways to handle the nipping is to yelp and walk away when she nips you....

Dogs: my puppy is not eating what can i do?, animal welfare society, philippine animal welfare society
animal welfare society, philippine animal welfare society, professional medical care: Hi Ramona, If your dog is acting lethargic (low energy), won t eat and is also having rectal bleeding, then it s time to have your dog examined by a veterinarian, even if that means traveling a great distance to get to the doctor. It s impossible to guess...

Dogs: puppy fights.....help!!!!, golden retriever puppies, patricia mcconnell
golden retriever puppies, patricia mcconnell, two puppies: Dear Kami, Thanks for writing. Wow! Raising three puppies is exciting and a huge challenge. I m not sure if it s rough play or fights. When puppies or dogs play, they trade roles . Dog A will chase Dog B and then Dog B will chase Dog A. The same...

Dogs: puppy housebreaking, puppy training classes, puppy housebreaking
puppy training classes, puppy housebreaking, sure what kind: I don t like the litter box or the X-pen. I would crate her, and if you can t make it back within 4-5 hours, find a neighbor or professional dog walker to give her a break. When you do take her out, make her walk around. Exercise stimulates elimination....

Dogs: puppy teething, 'mouthing' biting., low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, peanut butter fan: Yes it is annoying!! But it is a great window to teach her what you want her to chew on for the rest of her life. By baiting the appropriate items and constantly (and I do mean constantly!!) redirecting her onto the correct items, this very trying but normal...

Dogs: my puppy throwing up, bland diet, guesswork
bland diet, guesswork, best of luck: Hi Karla, The throwing up the frothy yellow stuff means your dog s stomach is empty. By itself, that isn t a symptom of whatever her problem is. If your dog was just throwing up, I d say put her on a bland diet to see if things improve. But because...

Dogs: puppy wants nothing to do with me, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Undoing poor socialization after 12 weeks is slow and difficult. Be generous with treats and praise and sparing with corrections. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. ...

Dogs: My puppy won't let me clean his ears!, boxer puppy, obedience class
boxer puppy, obedience class, natural instincts: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: my puppy has worms i think, vet costs, vet asap
vet costs, vet asap, toxins in the body: YOU ABSOLUTELY **MUST** GET YOUR PUPPY INTO THE VET ASAP! You are losing him! It sounds like he is dehydrating, and probably going hypoglycemic to boot. The rice-like worms sound like tapeworms, and you need special meds for that. One should never worm and...

Dogs: putty training, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, 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: Rash around eyes, scabies mites, aloe vera gel
scabies mites, aloe vera gel, bumpy rash: Hi Leah, Is he itching at the lesion? Is there any hair-loss? Dogs generally do not get poison oak or poison ivy rashes. but it possible on lightly haired areas. A rash such as you describe is very non-specific and could be one of the following: Scabies...

Dogs: Re: Dogs Mouth, teeth and gums, disease causing bacteria
teeth and gums, disease causing bacteria, dead squirrel: I don t know whether I will be terribly helpful or not Sunny, but I ll try . Provided you remember this is just my opinion :) From what I ve seen and learned, and from several university studies including Indiana University,the bacteria types in a dogs mouth...

Dogs: Reacurring skin condition, flax seed oil, fish oil supplements
flax seed oil, fish oil supplements, cod liver oil: It does sound like a food allergy. Lamb as a protein source is not a good one alone. I would put her on a grain free food. Wellness and Natural balance both have good ones with limited ingredients. She WILL eat when she s hungry. Stick to your guns. If you...

Dogs: Rescue dog, lime disease, obedience classes
lime disease, obedience classes, 3 legs: The best way to give her confidence is often just waiting-but often taking her to obedience classes actually helps to bring out confidence in dogs as for her leg,that would be best to ask the vet-as I try to stay away from medical questions,as I don t know...

Dogs: Rottweiler, sound as a pound, rottweilers
sound as a pound, rottweilers, clicker: What works pretty well is to buy something called a clicker and what you do with that is you click it to get his attention,and when you do,you give him a small treat,as you are praising him for turning his attention to you,instead of the other do...

Dogs: raw food, shish tzu, barf diet
shish tzu, barf diet, loss of appetite: Some people do put their dogs on raw, or BARF diet. It s a great deal more involved than just feeding your dog raw chicken. Here s a website that should help you understand it a bit better. It is a wonderful, healthy way to feed your dog. http://www.barfworld.com/...

Dogs: reaction to gold, drug dogs, bad smells
drug dogs, bad smells, keen sense: Beagles have a really keen sense of smell., They are used as drug dogs, search and rescue and even as cancer detectors. All metals have a unique smell. Our senses are just not accute enough to detect them. Evidentally, hers are :). Sometimes both good and...

Dogs: Is this really "Crate" Training, bathroom area, crate training
bathroom area, crate training, lunch break: Hi Tiffany, I think if he cooperates it will be fine. I would not use the crate in the daytime and then again at night, that is way too much IMO. Hopefully he will not get confused and use the crate as a bathroom area. The term crate training means...

Dogs: rear dewclaws, shi tsu, nuetered
shi tsu, nuetered, dewclaw: It really is better to remove those rear dewclaws. It is very easy for them to be torn if they should get got up on something when the dog is running around. As a dog groomer, it is really hard to tell the difference between a dewclaw sticking out and mats/snarls...

Dogs: about my red nosed pitbull, red nosed pitbulls, freckles
red nosed pitbulls, freckles, mouths: That is a myth-both purebred and mixed bred pitbulls can have a pink or black mouth,it s just like having freckles some have a black mouth and some have a pink mouth Either way is not a good indicator of a dog being pure or mixed,only papers can tell you...

Dogs: ripping out hair, liquid bandage, mobility cart
liquid bandage, mobility cart, vitamin b50: Hi Joanne, There is a product made by 3M called Pet Care Liquid Bandage Spray, that you can try using. It promotes healing and soothes with clear, waterproof protection. It s a breathable protective layer that won t sting when applied. R-7 Pet Liquid...

Dogs: runt black lab puppy, liver shunt, vet asap
liver shunt, vet asap, puppy food: There is nothing mentally wrong with your puppy. It has one or more physical problems and NEEDS TO BE SEEN BY A VETERINARIAN. Because it is a runt , it may have a liver shunt or some other congenital problem, but if its hind leg is broken from its mother...

Dogs: runt black lab puppy, puppy formula, puppy food
puppy formula, puppy food, lab puppy: Well since she doesn t seem to be getting a lot of the mothers milk,it will be a good idea to bing her in sometimes and bottle feed her yourself There are puppy formula out there and it s better for them then cow s milk,it s usually a powder and you heat...

Dogs: runt puppy-failure to gain wgt., heart murmer, defacating
heart murmer, defacating, sixteen days: She could possibly have a genetic defect such as a heart murmer that is causing her not to grow. At sixteen days and that size she should be fed every two hours not every four. You might want to check out these websites. http://www.hilltopanimalhospital.com/fading%20syndrome.htm...

Dogs: Scared Pitbull, scary noises, fun things
scary noises, fun things, pitbull: Jessica, you are on the right track, by attempting to expose him to what he is fearful of, but the problem is that you are too close to the scary noises right now. You need to start out as far away from the noise as he is comfortable (ie: at a distance where...

Dogs: Seizure, table scraps, high fever
table scraps, high fever, neurological problems: What you re feeding her is not likely causing her seizures.They re caused by many health issues and unfortunately, most of them are serious. Please let me know what she is diagnosed with. It could be many things epilepsy,neurological problems, which can be...

Dogs: Seizures, sezure, sick dogs
sezure, sick dogs, radical comments: At your dog s advanced age, I sincerely doubt that there is much hope of her recovery. She might possibly have a brain tumor. But one thing I would try before making that final decision is to take her off all foods with grains. (And beware if you are feeding...

Dogs: My Shih Zhu, flint river ranch, shih zhu
flint river ranch, shih zhu, obsessive compulsive disorder: He is either missing something in his diet, or has some form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Try putting him on a really good diet such as Eagle, Canidae, Wellness, Solid Gold, or Flint River Ranch... a food with little grain and no by-products. If...

Dogs: Shilo the pit bull, shelley davis, false pregnancy
shelley davis, false pregnancy, constant companion: Hi Eric, Thank you for writing to me about your 9 year old Pit Bull. I think that this is a condition that must be determined by a vet. It s possible that she has had a false pregnancy or it can even be something quite serious. I do hope that she is not...

Dogs: Silky Yorkie, veterinary medical association, american holistic veterinary medical association
veterinary medical association, american holistic veterinary medical association, referral index: Hi Diana, You shouldn t substitute hear-say, or articles you can read on line, for professional medical care, even if you want to go the holistic route in treating your dog. You can locate a holistic veterinarian at the following web sites: The American...

Dogs: Skin on belly is darkening but not itchy, amstaff, skin cancer
amstaff, skin cancer, skin disease: Hi Dave, First, have you tried washing your dog s belly to see if the dark color washes off? The skin and coat of a dog may sometimes change color or become lighter or darker. It could be something relatively simple such as allergies, or a bacterial...

Dogs: Snapping, negative attention, confrontation
negative attention, confrontation, obedience: Hi Jennifer, Her problem appears to be arousal-over arousal. She will benefit with structure around those triggers designed to turn it off fast! Don t under estimate the value of a fast sit. When she starts to try and control and wants to get you to...

Dogs: Snapping Shitzu 6 months old, shitzu puppy, dog obedience class
shitzu puppy, dog obedience class, obedience classes: It is a good idea to enroll her in obedience classes,that is a step in the right direction But what you can do for now when she snaps spray her with a water bottle and say no bites loud and firm,this can t be allowed as it will get worse As for her...

Dogs: Sneezing, chemical irritant, respiratory tract infection
chemical irritant, respiratory tract infection, upper respiratory infections: Hi Nancy, Pets (like people) sneeze for two reasons. Either the membranes that line their nose are inflamed or a foreign object of some sort is present in the nostrils. Nasal membranes become inflamed either because the pet was exposed to a chemical...

Dogs: Socializing, german shepherd mix, obedience class
german shepherd mix, obedience class, natural instincts: An excellent idea to start to work on this now. I would hope all the dogs are obedience trained. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with...

Dogs: Squeeking for attantion, brown speckles, whacks
brown speckles, whacks, pavements: What often works,are those collars that are meant to stop barking-and what they do is spray lemon juice in the dog s face,without hurting but just getting there attention enough to stop barking/whining/squeaking,as it is annoying when they do make noises for...

Dogs: MY STAFF, water bowl, sudden changes
water bowl, sudden changes, best of luck: Hi Katie, At 14 months old, your dog isn t having phases anymore. Sudden changes in behavior, and her refusal to eat can signal illness. Your first step in figuring this out should be having your dog examined by your veterinarian. Once the possibility...

Dogs: St Bernard Puppy Biting, st bernard puppy, maltese terrier
st bernard puppy, maltese terrier, pack leader: I would pass on the pigs ears. Try getting him Kongs that you can stuff with treats and other toys along the same lines, different shapes , textures and sizes. There are hundreds available. :) Having him work for the treats inside keeps both his mind and...

Dogs: Staffishire Bull Terrier, staffishire bull terrier, linzi
staffishire bull terrier, linzi, heart problems: It may be that is still feeling a little unwell,and doesn t want to walk as much as he did before-it s also possible it s his age,like people as dogs get older they tend not to want to do as much as they used to And what you can try is to try coaxing him...

Dogs: Standard Schnauzers-size, schnauzer puppy, soft sided pet carriers
schnauzer puppy, soft sided pet carriers, standard schnauzers: Hi Jan, At 10 weeks old, a Standard Schnauzer puppy could weight somewhere between 8-11 pounds. Since you re asking about traveling with a small puppy, I will assume that you will be keeping the puppy with you on the plane, and that you re not shipping...

Dogs: Stealing in Dogs, chili pepper, stealing food
chili pepper, stealing food, food on the table: It is esp common in dogs that have a history of being starved such as dogs that come from rescues or shelters,and they had to learn to fight for every crumb they could get,and learned to take advantage of any situation they can find Also it is an instinct,as...

Dogs: Stray pup, puppy classes, obedience training
puppy classes, obedience training, booster shots: Well first it would be a good idea to have a vet look at him,because things like worms are very common in puppies but are easily treated,also the vet will want to give him some booster shots and it s a good idea when he s about 6 months to get him neautured...

Dogs: Sudden change in temperment, female shit, xander
female shit, xander, chinese crested: Sounds like a dominance issue. It really does. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web and follow the instructions for establishing and maintaining pack order in your home,. I think you will find it most helpful and will change both your life and your dogs Good...

Dogs: Suggestions on suitable dog breeds, staffordshire bull terrier, natural guard dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, natural guard dogs, suitable dog breeds: A rottweiler would be my first choice,if they are raised with children they will guard them with there lives,but will be a gentle playmate-the downfall is they don t tend to live long German Shepherds are also popular and are good family dogs,as well as...

Dogs: Swelling due to sprained ankle, ace bandage, vet check
ace bandage, vet check, kid brother: Hi Shayla, Until your dog has been seen by your vet, remove the ace bandage. You don t know what the problem is, and bandaging the inured ankle might be the wrong treatment. Also, if you bandaged it incorrectly you can cause more problems. Let your dog...

Dogs: Swollen Paws, baby aspirin, poor feet
baby aspirin, poor feet, splinters: Her paws could be that sore particularly if she is an inside dog with only limited access to the outdoors. Try ice packing her poor feet and then follow with bag balm. If necessary to keep her from licking them after you apply the bag balm, you can have her...

Dogs: safe bones, chris answer, leg bones
chris answer, leg bones, chicken bones: I think I would stay away from leg bones. Especially cooked ones and you d never give raw pork to a dog, so that pretty well leaves it out as a possiblity. If it were a knuckle, or pigs feet, well cooked, I don t think it would be a problem Or had it been...

Dogs: scared nervous owner about my dog, female dog spayed, dogs spayed
female dog spayed, dogs spayed, pitbull terrier: Hi Toler, Eleven and and half months is not too old to have a litter. Breeding your female dog to her brother is the problem. Breeding siblings isn t wonderful for the gene pool. Genetic diversity is favored in the natural world. The more related the...

Dogs: schnauzer housebreaking, housebreaking, kitchen area
housebreaking, kitchen area, porch: It is obvious that something about your current setup is extremely upsetting for her. I think you need to return to whatever you did before when she was housebroken. Also, the way you are currently handling this makes it impossible to praise her for pottying...

Dogs: second pup, second pup, nine weeks
second pup, nine weeks, behavior problems: I can t promise he won t try to hump her, neutered or not. Some neutered males will still mate with females is season. As they mature, they will sort things out, although a male and female usually cooperate as a team rather than compete. That is why everybody...

Dogs: sedative for male dog, springer spaniels, plain sailing
springer spaniels, plain sailing, intact males: It is always better to spay the bitch BEFORE her first season as it cuts down the incidence of mammary cancer by something like 85%. I cannot imagine what your vet was thinking! Apparently he has not spent a lot of time around intact males and females. For...

Dogs: seperation anxiety, seperation anxiety, paw pad
seperation anxiety, paw pad, anexity: Dear Linda, Thanks for writing. Treating dogs with true separation anxiety is challenging. It will take several days or even weeks. It depends on how much time you have to dedicate to the treatment. The main obstacle is that every instance of separation...

Dogs: shedding of fur, thyroid tests, ovarian tumor
thyroid tests, ovarian tumor, thyroid hormone: Hi Melisa, Because your dog has been okay for the past four months, it might be that the current shedding is normal. Dogs usually shed around this time of year due to seasonal changes in temperature. Perhaps that explains the shedding you re currently seeing,...

Dogs: shih tzu, responsible pet owner, extreme efforts
responsible pet owner, extreme efforts, spayed: It lasts several weeks with the second and third weeks being the biggest risk of accidental breeding. Be very careful with her. She will be making extreme efforts to get loose and go find a male. If she gets loose, you may never see her again. You...

Dogs: shit tzu thowing up, runs, puss from eye and penis, old shit, energy level
old shit, energy level, guesswork: Hi Candice, If your dog is throwing up, and is acting lethargic (lower than usual energy level) you need to have him examined by a veterinarian. There s no use in you, or me, or anyone else guessing at what your dog s problem is. Your dog deserves more...

Dogs: my shitzu, heart worms, white worms
heart worms, white worms, tiny worms: You do not have to worry-heart worms are A LOT different then worms they get in there belly,the worms your puppy has can be cured easily and unless she has had them for a long time(not likely being only a puppy)it s no real danger at this point Almost every...

Dogs: siblings, vet visit, adoption agency
vet visit, adoption agency, grave importance: Many people, including me, are very concerned that we are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of homes. Such accidental breedings are a big part of the problem. The shelters try to cope with an endless number of dogs often lacking the resources...

Dogs: my sick puppy, pregnant dogs, puppy food
pregnant dogs, puppy food, sick puppy: Hi Kayla, You didn t say what you re feeding your dog that recently had a litter. Pregnant dogs lose weight after giving birth. However, their nutritional needs increase dramatically—energy needs can be 2 to 3 times their normal adult maintenance requirement,...

Dogs: slobbering, bad tooth, weimeraner
bad tooth, weimeraner, drool: All dogs should have free access to water, particularly on warmer days. Some individuals, and some breeds, tend to drool more than others. A dog will drool when it drinks, eats, plays, and pants. This is normal. An overweight dog will drool/pant more...

Dogs: socialization, basenji mix, poly rope
basenji mix, poly rope, obedience class: One of the things you need to do is build her confidence in both you and herself. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: spraying, reputable breeder, testicular cancer
reputable breeder, testicular cancer, prostate problems: Sam, there really is no need to leave him intact, regardless of the problem you are having with him. Because he is only a family pet, and does not have any show or working titles, he should not be bred, so having him neutered is the responsible thing to do....

Dogs: stranger anxiety, stranger anxiety, underground fence
stranger anxiety, underground fence, fence line: I think the best way to deal with this is to find a trainer that can come to your house,so he/she can see Tonka s problems in the home,and also go through the steps of showing you what to do So you can call all of the trainers in your area and see if they...

Dogs: sudden aggressive behavior in 3 1/2 yr old dog, blood chemistries, behavior consultant
blood chemistries, behavior consultant, beloved pet: Hi Sandy, First I would get him to the vat ASAP for a wellness check including blood chemistries. Next I would have a qualified behavior consultant come out to assess what is going on. But do the vet first, you cannot train a sick dog. Try www.ccpdt.org...

Dogs: suddenly fearful, t rush, border collie
t rush, border collie, two doors: Hi Melanie, I think you have your answer. To your other dogs it was nothing but to him it was obviously too much growling and he does not want to cause that growling beast any cause for concern. Your attempts to push him past the line are well intentioned...

Dogs: swallowing everything whole!!!, barbie doll, bathing suits
barbie doll, bathing suits, two more minutes: First of all i am sorry this took so long. For some reason i was not showing a question. Ok..first things first...you put the dog in the kitchen and while away...this dog is not getting the opportunity to feel part of your pack. At night at least crate him...

Dogs: Tearing up rugs, puppy obedience, obedience commands
puppy obedience, obedience commands, physical workout: Hi Jessica, Digging behaviors, whether inside or outside are often attributed to boredom, and lack of exercise. Because he s just 6 months old, you should try increasing the amount of daily exercise your puppy receives. The concept is a simple one: if...

Dogs: Teddy Bear Puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: He may be too spoiled now for what works for me with new puppies. What I do is lay down by the crate like I was going to sleep there. Usually a puppy may fuss a little, but then settle down and go to sleep. Once it is asleep, you can get up and go to bed....

Dogs: Terrified of Stairways, bernese mountain dog, initial fear
bernese mountain dog, initial fear, utter fear: You ve got the right idea, but you need to increase the reward. Make it something that he really, really likes.... like cheese or meat, etc. And don t work on the entire set of stairs at one time, but just do a couple at a time and quit, and gradually increase...

Dogs: TRAINING MY DOG TO COME, word chair, hand fingers
word chair, hand fingers, cupped hand: Your dog needs more exercise. And I don t mean free run exercise. You are going to have to walk her., power walk her at heel for forty five minutes every day. This will help establish pack order in her mind as well as tiring her body. Training her to come,...

Dogs: Training a 3 year old daschund to stop barking due to past problems, homework assignment, daschund
homework assignment, daschund, boot camp: How long have you had the dog? Your first homework assignment is walking him/her every day. A good twenty minute power walk at heel. Your second is to go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn how to establish and maintain pack order in your home with...

Dogs: How to tell if a dog has been abused?, fearful dogs, coping skills
fearful dogs, coping skills, time don: Maybe not so much abused as she may have no coping skills for stress. Couple that with her size and a very human inclination to mother and she may have learned that acting fearfully takes the pressure off. She may never have been on a leash. That size/type...

Dogs: toy poodles and benadryl, mild sedation, toy poodles
mild sedation, toy poodles, dramamine: I wouldn t sedate them with benadryl for travel period. Dramamine is much better. Use infant s benadryl, or dramamine and go by the dosage on the bottle per weight. It should be a very very small amount. There are natural calming aids made for dogs that...

Dogs: training inside and out, closet shelving, wee wee pads
closet shelving, wee wee pads, floor apartment: I really don t like wee pads. Unless you are in an upper floor apartment with no quick access to outside, I would go with outside. If you do use pads too, try keeping them close to the door. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making...

Dogs: training the wild dog, canned dog food, intestinal infection
canned dog food, intestinal infection, anti biotics: First of all, if the dog has a uterine and intestinal infection, she needs to be spayed as soon as possible, as that is the cure for a uterine infection, along with antibiotics. You have quite a problem. Only time will tame this beast... time, patience,...

Dogs: Urinating in crate/Barking in crate, blue doberman, paper pad
blue doberman, paper pad, house dog: Well what a lot of people use when a crate fails is to confine the dog in one room and put down puppy pads or papers,and how that works is just before the puppy is going to urinate,place the puppy on the paper/pad,and after just a couple of times the puppy...

Dogs: Urinating in crate/Barking, blue doberman, cranberry capsules
blue doberman, cranberry capsules, kongs: what are you feeding? is your dog getting a LOT of fluids? You need to take him back for a recheck. Very often two weeks isn t enough time for an antibiotic to work on a UTI. And it could be resistant to that antibiotic. He may need a different one. Lots...

Dogs: Urination, bladder infections, appetite loss
bladder infections, appetite loss, urinary tract infections: Hi Kendra, Anytime a reliably house trained dog suddenly starts to have a house training issue out of the blue a vet exam should be done. Urinary tract/bladder infections are common in female dogs of all ages. The fact the accidents were discovered near...

Dogs: UTIs in English Mastiff puppy, mastiff puppy, health food store
mastiff puppy, health food store, shelley davis: Hi Linda, Thank you for writing to me. My suggestions: Give your dog cranberry from the health food store, once a day. Eliminate all grains from the diet which means that you will have to find a human grade dog food that doesn t incorporate grains...

Dogs: variety of questions for you, puppy food, little puppy
puppy food, little puppy, morning evening: Hi You need to establish pack order in your home to prevent fights now and in the future between your dogs. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web and implement their ideas with your dogs both of them Your new pup needs to be on a food that is 23 percent protein...

Dogs: viral warts on a dog's body, viral warts, wart cures
viral warts, wart cures, papillomas treatment: Hi Nellie, In most cases of canine viral warts (also known as Viral Papillomas) treatment is unnecessary, you simply can allow the growths to go away on their own, this is especially true of oral papillomas. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to two...

Dogs: Putting on weight for a hyper active dog, cocker spaniel poodle mix, hard boiled egg
cocker spaniel poodle mix, hard boiled egg, weight in kilograms: Hi Jessie, Since you are concerned that your dog is a little under weight, and your vet confirmed that, it s okay to feed him a little more of the food you re currently using. Feeding your dog a mixture of both kibbled dog food, and fresh meat is a...

Dogs: weird dog behavior, 4 little girls, obedience class
4 little girls, obedience class, natural instincts: They say dogs have the mental capacity of a 2 year old. He may see her catching up to him and beginning to challenge him. This calls for strong leadership on your part. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts....

Dogs: whining puppy!!!, whining puppy, boxer puppy
whining puppy, boxer puppy, basement apartment: 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...

Dogs: he won't go in front of us, little bit at a time, exercise pen
little bit at a time, exercise pen, high heaven: While I ve never trained a dog to potty on pads, I would do it exactly the same way as though I was housebreaking. I would crate the dog at night and whenever I could not watch it. I would have the pads in a small fenced area, such as in an exercise pen......

Dogs: why?, stool sample, bacterial infection
stool sample, bacterial infection, irritable bowel: Your dog can have blood in its stool for many reasons. It could have parasites like whipworm, a bacterial infection such as giardia, colitis, constipation, a foreign body it is trying to pass, irritable bowel symptom, and on and on.... all the way to cancer....

Dogs: Yellow Black Mouth Cur, yellow black mouth cur, black mouth cur
yellow black mouth cur, black mouth cur, female pup: The problem is that he does not feel safe and secure in his place in the pack. Nor is he confident in his pack leader. Which is you. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn how to establish and maintain pack order in your home. Your dog will definitely...

Dogs: Yorkie kibble, breed puppy, protein level
breed puppy, protein level, protein levels: Hi Terri Have you tried Solid Gold Holistic Blendz Adult Maintenance? It s really for senior dogs and therefor has a lower protein level. Try something from Wellness or Natural Balance in a grain free., senior food, or large breed puppy. Your protein levels...

Dogs: yorkies, bloodlines, five months
bloodlines, five months, coats: Hi Christine As a general rule males are a bit larger (depending on bloodlines and genetics of course there are females who are larger than males) males have nicer, more abundant coats. And if you have them spay/neutered by five months that s about it. Then...

Dogs: 1 male 2 female dogs, spring checkups, purebred beagle
spring checkups, purebred beagle, bladder infection: It usually takes longer than three days to get dogs to adapt to each other. Just give it more time. It often takes a couple weeks. If he keeps bugging your older female, I would maybe take her in for an exam. Spring checkups are probably due anyway. Sometimes...

Dogs: 10 month old biting 13 year dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet visit: I would start with getting her spayed. If you were thinking of breeding her, she has proven herself unsuitable. Aggressive dogs should never be used as breeding stock. Obedience training might help. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

Dogs: My 10 week old teacup throwing up, teacup poodle, sudden change
teacup poodle, sudden change, dehydration: Hi Christine, Since eating has your puppy been acting better? Was she able to keep the eggs down? If your puppy can t keep foods down, and continues to throw up and act lethargic or weak, you should contact your veterinarian. Any vomiting dog must...

Dogs: 10 years old dog limps on front leg, great shape, nutramax
great shape, nutramax, old dog: Hi Sharon, Keep in mind, I AM NOT A VET and this is NOT medical advice, however, I give my 8.5 yr old Lab Cosequin DS from NutraMax. I believe you have to get it through your vet or over the internet (not sure if it requires a prescription over the internet)....

Dogs: My 12yr old Chow-Chow, chow chow, vet appointment
chow chow, vet appointment, home sickness: I would make a vet appointment immediately. They may have to drain the bladder with a needle. It may be crystals or an infection, both of which can be very serious, especially if she hasn t peed in more than a day. I would take the 2 yr old in as well....

Dogs: My 17 week old Pitbull pup, puppy classes, adult dogs
puppy classes, adult dogs, hard toys: I have this problem with my own dog as well,and as a result after trying trade offs and failing,she is no longer allowed to chews But what you can try first before banning him from having chews,is to spray him with water when he growls and said no loud...

Dogs: 2 different dogs, obedience class, male puppy
obedience class, male puppy, natural instincts: A 4 year old female may or may not be interested in playing with a puppy and its biting games. If she doesn t want to p[lay with the puppy, work at teaching it to leave her alone. When you are watching it, immediately correct it as soon as it goes for anything...

Dogs: 2 female chihuahuas, two bitches, baby gate
two bitches, baby gate, chihuahuas: Alternate crating them or separate them with a baby gate so that they can meet with something between them; I usually crate the newcomer. It can take several hours or a couple days before two bitches can be allowed together, depending on the dominance of the...

Dogs: 2 male dogs, male dogs, 2 females
male dogs, 2 females, husky mix: I think if both dogs are fixed,there shouldn t really be any problems,many people have 2 neutered males,however if they are not done,they are more likely to fight But in general I think they should be ok-even unfixed males can live together just fine,actually...

Dogs: 2 Yorkies and Sleeping Problems, yorkies, food bowl
yorkies, food bowl, sleeping problems: STOP feeding and rewarding them for waking you up. Do not get up and let them out, Feed at the last time around five PM, water for the last time around 9. It s going to take some time and more lost sleep but you are only going to continue to make this worse...

Dogs: 2 year Old Cavalier Crying and Whining, king charles cavalier, obedience classes
king charles cavalier, obedience classes, cacaphony: You don t say what is setting him off, but my best advise is to get him into obedience classes for a few months, and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with both dogs. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm You need to learn to be the alpha in the house...

Dogs: 3 year old shepard/lab mix, hip dysplasia, muscus
hip dysplasia, muscus, watery stool: Abby this is beyond me. A vet is her only hope. Find a no kill shelter or rescue that will take her They will deal with her health issues. I wish I could be of more help. In your google search engine type in no kill shelters in (Fill in the name of your city,...

Dogs: I have a 4 month male doberman...., fear, walk
fear, walk, outside: It is difficult to undo poor early socialization. If he was largely confined to a kennel early in his life, he may never be as comfortable out in the world as he would have been. Work at building his confidence and bonding with him. Start with obedience...

Dogs: 6 mo. cockapoo doesn't bark, cockapoo, human infants
cockapoo, human infants, whimper: Hi there, Whining by dogs, like the crying of human infants, is a sound that is virtually irresistible, thus ensuring the pups proper care and attention. At first, whining is automatic, rather than planned, and is stimulated whenever the youngster is cold...

Dogs: 8 week old female shitzhu, purina puppy chow, flint river ranch
purina puppy chow, flint river ranch, vet asap: Has she been checked for worms? Be sure to take a stool sample in for examination. What is pepzide? Is this something the vet prescribed? New puppies are always under stress when they change homes, so you should keep her diet the same as what she was on...

Dogs: ADOPTED 8 YEAR OLD WESTIE FROM LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER, omega three fatty acids, mini schnauzer
omega three fatty acids, mini schnauzer, giant schnauzer: she must have at least had a good diet wherever she was. Yes open the pill and put it on the food. It will take a long time for her to adjust, but it will be worth it. Dot expect too much before at least a year or so. I had a similar rescue and it took...

Dogs: Adopted 1yr/F Shitzu who hates our 9mo/F English Bulldog, pepper pepper, old english bulldog
pepper pepper, old english bulldog, introduction period: This is a tough one and not an area I have training or successful experience to draw from. Nobody knows everything. Adopted dogs often come with baggage from their past. It might even be best to give up on her and try a different dog. A male would be a...

Dogs: Aggressive puppy, aggressive puppy, adult teeth
aggressive puppy, adult teeth, proud mama: He doesn t sound out of the normal range to me, but your vet has seen him and more other puppies than I have. That concerns me. Otherwise, he sounds no worse than the 8 month old hellion we have. We are still hoping she settles down by the time she is a...

Dogs: AKC Beagle Impregnated, german short hair, unwanted puppies
german short hair, unwanted puppies, beagle puppies: Hi Travis, I m not understanding your question. In October of 2007 your Beagle was accidental bred to a German Shepherd, but how, were the puppies registered with the AKC as purebred Beagle puppies? And now, your dog is again has become accidentally...

Dogs: Aleve given to lab, pain killers, aleve
pain killers, aleve, aspirin: Since the original person you asked didn t answer, likely all is well now or you had to seek care already. Yes the newer OTC pain killers are dangerous to dogs. The only safe one is aspirin, best buffered aspirin 5 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours....

Dogs: Anxiety attacks/Separation Anxiety, Pug, Seperation anxiety
Pug, Seperation anxiety: I think with a dog that is as bad as Bud,I think what you are going to have to do,is to find a trainer that deals with separation anxiety,and what they often do is video tape the dog while you are out of the house,then they watch the tape with you,and try...

Dogs: Available dogs, adult dogs, aiken sc
adult dogs, aiken sc, spca: Try the Aiken SPCA,adult dogs are $75 and puppies $95 and includes everything,and adopting a dog is a great way to get a friend You can visit there website at: http://www.aikenspca.org/adopt.html also this website has a number of other shelters that...

Dogs: adopting 2 puppies (litter mates), monks of new skete, litter mates
monks of new skete, litter mates, raising a puppy: Try the Monks of New Skete, The Art of Raising a Puppy. It discusses the different stages of development, the early chapters are each a different stage. At that age, they are starting to take an interest in other than their mother and each other. This is...

Dogs: adopting 2 puppies, litter mates, emotional reasons
litter mates, emotional reasons, bite inhibition: Hi Carol, The best time to take a puppy from it s mother and littermates is 8-9 weeks of age. Besides the obvious emotional reasons for keeping a pup with it s mom for 8 weeks, during this time a puppy will learn about pack hierarchy, bite inhibition and...

Dogs: what age to take from mommy, free puppy, milk replacer
free puppy, milk replacer, bite inhibition: Puppies should remain with their mother and littermates for at least eight weeks so that they can learn bite inhibition and learn how to talk dog . A three-week-old puppy should still be nursing from its mother; they don t even eat solid food well at this...

Dogs: aggressive behavior, immediate family members, obedience class
immediate family members, obedience class, natural instincts: This could well be routine taking more responsibility for the pack as he matures. Neutering him if not already would be a big help. It is no cure all. You also need a good program of obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

Dogs: aggressive dog, dog obedience training, dog food aggression
dog obedience training, dog food aggression, obedience command: Hi Stac, For whatever reasons, your dog who tolerated you, while being extremely aggressive towards other people, is now challenging you for dominance. For your own protection, and the safety of others, your dog should be wearing a muzzle. A basket style...

Dogs: air pockets in my dogs ears, dogs ears, air pockets
dogs ears, air pockets, hematomas: Hi Katie, I don t think a living creature can develop air pockets under the skin. Your dog probably has the hematomas you ve been reading about on line. You should have your dog examined by your vet. Ear hematomas generally require professional treatment...

Dogs: allergy in dog, poultry diets, omega 3 oil
poultry diets, omega 3 oil, carpet shampoo: Could be grass allergies. But I still wonder about staph or another skin fungus. Even yeast. I would definitely find a different vet. Period.,permanently. And I would send him a letter in writing. Chronic staph and other skin infections real often have to...

Dogs: anal gland, anal glands, agility dogs
anal glands, agility dogs, days thanks: Anal glands fill back up within a few days, so if she is having a problem with them, they may need expressing again. It is also possible that they have gotten infected or were not fully expressed the first time. If they were expressed by anyone other than...

Dogs: ankle biters!, boston terriers, least three times
boston terriers, least three times, energy dogs: Hey Laura Try getting them lots of different chew toys. Especially the kind you can stuff with treats. Lots of exercise will help immensely. A GOOD power walk every single day will work wonders. Try putting a tethered ball on poll in your back yard, hang...

Dogs: Barking, dog appeasing pheromones, dog biscuit
dog appeasing pheromones, dog biscuit, citronella scent: Hi Sarah, It s entirely possible to train a dog not to bark, the only glitch in the scenario is, if the dog barks when you re not around to offer a correction, the dog probably won t stop barking on it s own, once he gets started. That said, here are directions...

Dogs: Barking at the Mailman, mail carriers, mail carrier
mail carriers, mail carrier, baby all the time: Hi Amelia, Getting mad or yelling at the dog when he barks isn t a good idea because many dogs think you re joining in and barking along with them. When your dog barks, the mail carrier continue on his way. From the dog s perspective, it s I bark, and...

Dogs: Beagle- afraid or dominating?, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, harsh methods: This is a serious problem. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: Beard and Feet Discoloration, dirty teeth, miniature schnauzer
dirty teeth, miniature schnauzer, dark discoloration: The staining is generally due to the pH of the dog s saliva, which is affected by either water, diet, or dirty teeth. Lift the dog s lip up and see if those teeth are clean and white all the way up to the gum line, or if they have brown gunk on them... particularly...

Dogs: Behavior, lapso apso, neurological problem
lapso apso, neurological problem, ear infection: It may be a neurological problem,or sometimes an ear infection as well,as it can interfere with the balance,so it won t hurt for her to be looked at by the vet-since this has just started it won t hurt for her to be looked at It s also something that dogs...

Dogs: Biting/barking, Bulldog, puppy training
Bulldog, puppy training: When he does this,use a water bottle,spray him and say no loud and firm,it is important to start early-you have to stop it now,if you ignore it,he will think it s ok and get worse as he gets older Also when he has all of his shots,it will also be a good...

Dogs: Bloat, bloat symptoms, dangerous point
bloat symptoms, dangerous point, excessive gas: Hi Robin, I understand your concern. Because you say your dog is acting happy, and is able to eat and defecate like normal, it doesn t sound like she has bloat. One of the earliest warning sign with bloat, is that the dog doesn t act like it s normal...

Dogs: Bloodhouse ears, water dish, narrow water
water dish, narrow water, water bowl: Let me take a stab at this. Could you find a deep, narrow water dish her ears would stay on the outside of? The time you would save drying them could be used to refill the smaller water dish more often. Try some Neosporin or Triple antibiotic on them...

Dogs: Blue Cloudy eye, infectious canine hepatitis, corneal injuries
infectious canine hepatitis, corneal injuries, cloudy eye: Hi Danielle, Has your dog received any vaccines recently? A reaction may occur in dogs, either after receiving vaccination for or after recovery from infectious canine hepatitis (Adenovirus-I). Most often one cornea will turn a cloudy, blue-white color...

Dogs: Boarder Collie, boarder collie, collie
boarder collie, collie, best solution: It really depends on if the kennel is large enough for them to get away from each other or not-dogs can,and do get kenneled together since they are both puppies you shouldn t run into problems,like one dog wanted to play,and the one wanting to get away,like...

Dogs: Boston Terrier Baby, sphincter control, baby boston
sphincter control, baby boston, exercise pen: Hi Tara, If noise and the amount of time that the puppy will be left alone is a consideration, then this might not be the best time in your life to bring home a puppy. Waiting until your living situation changes would be something you need to consider....

Dogs: Boston terrier yorkie mix puppies 2 KS old I have a question about docking their tails, emergency c section, clearification
emergency c section, clearification, flea spray: Hi Stephanie, I understand your problem, a houseful of fleas is dreadful! Frontline Plus and Frontline Top Spot are approved for use on pregnant or nursing mothers, but should not used on puppies under 8 weeks of age. Capstar is another flea product...

Dogs: Boxer, Boxer
Boxer: First,if he s not neautured getting him done may reduce aggression,so if he s not done,doing that first will help Another thing is possibly a hormonal problem,such as hypothyroidism,which does make the dog all of a sudden turn aggressive without warning...

Dogs: Boxer Sporadically Goes Crazy On Family Members, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, children and dogs: Yes, usually neutering a male does calm them down and reduce dominance problems. Trainer/behaviorist? Trainers are often self taught while a behaviorist is more likely to have some education. Unfortunatly anybody can claim to be either. If you read...

Dogs: Breeding, uterine infection, female 1
uterine infection, female 1, male shih tzu: Yes, this is totally possible. All neutering does is make a dog infertile (after several weeks); it does not take away the urge to breed if a intact, in-season bitch is under his nose demanding that he breed her. It is much more important to spay the bitch...

Dogs: Breeds, long haired chihuahua, cocker spaniels
long haired chihuahua, cocker spaniels, cocker spaniel: Personally I like hybrids. I ve never met a papipoo, but I bet they are adorable. I love cockapoos. and peekapoos. Just about anything apoo is a great mix :). I don t like cockers as a breed (sorry all you cocker spaniel folks out there) unless they are to...

Dogs: Bullying dog!, long walks, tussles
long walks, tussles, siberian husky: Sounds like he is trying to make her play,rather then really hurt her-what will help is to sometimes give him a time out and to give them breaks away from each other Also taking him for long walks and just time along with him and slowly let him be with...

Dogs: bassette hound puppie, Basset hound
Basset hound: If the dog isn t papered,it could be possible that the dog is mixed with something else,like a beagle,but if the puppy has papers it is still possible that she lied to you,although it is harder to lie with papers Usually basset hound puppies have VERY long...

Dogs: behavior, come, leadership
come, leadership, top dog: He is in charge. 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...

Dogs: bitch post-whelping, english springer spaniel, gaining weight
english springer spaniel, gaining weight, reassurance: Hi Clare, Any puppy that is losing weight or is not consistently gaining weight needs medical attention. I can t say why your bitch is panting so much. Bring her with you when you take the puppies to the vet, so she can be examined, and you can have...

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

Dogs: My black lab has dandruff, flint river ranch, meat protein
flint river ranch, meat protein, meat meal: Chances are that this is dietary. You need to feed him a better diet. I recommend Eagle, Canidae, Wellness, Solid Gold, or Flint River Ranch. The first ingredient should be a meat protein, preferably a meat meal, there should be a minimum of grains, and NO...

Dogs: bowel movements..., normal bowel movement, anal glands
normal bowel movement, anal glands, bowel movements: Very young puppies need their mother licking their back to eliminate. Try stroking her back with your hand. She could also need to have a vet empty her anal glands, or have worms. It would be best if you could take her to a vet. She will needs shots soon...

Dogs: boxer behavior, fear biters, light discipline
fear biters, light discipline, male boxer: Hi Scott, From what I can tell of your description of your puppy s posture, it sounds like he s acting submissive. Mildly submissive dogs wilt when scolded and need physical contact with humans for security; severely submissive dogs try to avoid eye...

Dogs: my boxer puppy got diarrhea, boxer puppy, causes of diarrhea
boxer puppy, causes of diarrhea, vet check: There are a number of causes of diarrhea, some of which go away on their own in a day or 2 and some of them needing medicine from the vet and some life threatening. Check for an emergency number for you vet. If he becomes lethargic, you must rush him to...

Dogs: breath, advantage flea medication, advantage flea medicine
advantage flea medication, advantage flea medicine, shelley davis: Dear Ashley, Thank you for writing to me. I am concerned about your dog s reaction to advantage flea medication, which is toxic to begin with and your dog may be having a bad reaction to the chemical. I would suggest that you have her checked out by your...

Dogs: breeding choc lab, hereditary defects, chocolate lab
hereditary defects, chocolate lab, genetic disposition: Hi Cheryl, Inbreeding is the breeding of close relatives not separated by more than one generation, such as brother to sister, father to daughter. This method is used to concentrate good qualities in the line but may also concentrate bad qualities. Only...

Dogs: breeding dogs, breeding dogs, blood line
breeding dogs, blood line, litters: Hi Catherine, Actually, there is the possibility that both dogs that were bred to your bitch impregnated her. In any animal that have litters, it is possible if the female was bred by two males, that there could be pups from both fathers in one litter....

Dogs: My brother shaved my saint Bernard, sun care products, sun blockers
sun care products, sun blockers, hormonal disorder: Hi Justin, You didn t say how short your dog s hair was clipped. It could take 3-4 months for it to grow back to it s natural length. Once in a while it does take a long time for a shaved hair coat to regrow. When this happens it can be a sign of an...

Dogs: My brother shaved my saint bernard, shelley davis, saint bernard
shelley davis, saint bernard, fur: Dear Justin, Thank you for writing to me. Dogs need their fur for protection from heat and cold. Shaving is not a good idea. Please do not let your brother shave your dog again. I have no idea how long it will take for the fur to grow in. This...

Dogs: bull terrie is very, seperation anxiety
seperation anxiety: She is either destructive,or has separation anxiety First try putting her in a crate when you are gone,but if you notice when you come back that she has soiled the crate and has damaged the crate ect you have a bigger problem,which is separation anxiety,and...

Dogs: buying maltese puppy, maltese puppy, light patches
maltese puppy, light patches, reputable breeder: It may be purebred as I have heard that these light patches can fade with time. However, please do be sure that you are dealing with a reputable breeder as there are so many shysters out there now trying to take one s money. http://www.americanmaltese.org/ama_breeder_list.ht...

Dogs: Calmest and Friendliest Breed, standard poodles, shoe laces
standard poodles, shoe laces, endless patience: I love Standard Poodles for children,or a true miniature, not an oversized toy is also a great choice. Find a good breeder to get a calm, healthy dog and do not choose the alpha pup in the litter, choose the middle of the road pup that is inquisitive, friendly...

Dogs: Cavachon puppy, male dogs, boys underwear
male dogs, boys underwear, kotex: They usually come into heat between four and nine months for the first time. Sometimes much later depending on the pup. Usually they are much more loving, a little more nervous, urinate more frequently prior to coming into heat and of course begin to experience...

Dogs: Chain collars, flat, slip
flat, slip, choke: I am not sure what you want. The prong or pinch collar is adjustable to limit how tight it gets, but still slides smaller after going on over the dog s head. I think I have seen metal collars that buckle like a flat leather or fabric collar, but do not...

Dogs: Chihuahua ears, vet appointment, leathery texture
vet appointment, leathery texture, ear mites: Actually sounds like he had ear mites or fleas, The ragged peeling skin is probably from repeated scratching with toenails that needed cut. Eventually the hair doesn t come back and the skin develops a dark, leathery texture. The thinning hair on his paws...

Dogs: Chihuahua Male and a bitch in heat, bitch in heat, aggressive dogs
bitch in heat, aggressive dogs, behavior specialist: Hi Veronica, You didn t say if your male dog was neutered or not. Neutering may help with his aggression. You obviously have a problem having a dog that you re afraid to approach in your own home. That s totally unacceptable. People do successfully...

Dogs: Chihuahua Rescue, small dogs, true colors
small dogs, true colors, dog trainer: Sometimes in a shelter,a dog is so nervous,that they often don t show there true colors until they come home-so I don t believe the neutering is the problem He may have been teased by kids prior to having him,or he could have been allowed to do what ever...

Dogs: Chihuahua training, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, female chihuahua: If she isn t spayed, it could be part of the flaky behavior preceding her season. I would immediately contact the vet and see if she can still be spayed. Don t under estimate the mess, hassle, and risks of keeping an intact female. It could also be...

Dogs: Cocker Spaniel in Heat, cocker spaniel, lb lab
cocker spaniel, lb lab, spaniel: No, there is not. That is what males DO when they are around bitches in season. And the bitches can sometimes be just as bad as they try to get to the males. You need to keep them totally separated for at least three weeks, or farm the male out to a relative...

Dogs: Constipated Yorkie, treating constipation in dogs, constipation in dogs
treating constipation in dogs, constipation in dogs, high fiber diet: Hi Sandra, There are several home remedies for treating constipation in dogs. You need only choose one. A good source of dietary fiber is Grape-Nuts Flakes. For a dog the size of yours, try one teaspoon mixed into her food (twice or three times a day)...

Dogs: Crazy corgi, pembroke welsh corgis, dying of cancer
pembroke welsh corgis, dying of cancer, morning routine: Have a friend or spouse or someone help you with this one. Put him on leash and teach him to wait until you close the door and leave before he calmly approaches the door. Do everything just like you would if you were really leaving. And have him do walk throughs...

Dogs: Crazy corgi, pembroke welsh corgis, separation anxiety
pembroke welsh corgis, separation anxiety, dying of cancer: Hi Amy, Your dog has separation anxiety. As you ve noted, to the dog, it doesn t matter if you leave the house or take a shower. You re out of sight, to your dog it s the same thing. When you re home practice teaching this dog that he doesn t always...

Dogs: canine anal glands, canine anal glands, vet
canine anal glands, vet: It should only be done if the dog has problems,otherwise over doing can cause the glands to become so weak that the only way of emptying them is for you or a vet to do them When they become impacted(full without emptying on there own)they can become infecte...

Dogs: car sick puppy, bach flower remedy, ginger snap cookies
bach flower remedy, ginger snap cookies, peppermint tea: Hi Jami, Lots of puppies get carsick in moving cars. It’s likely the immature ear structures of puppies contribute to motion sickness. Human children have this problem, too. Most puppies will outgrow getting carsick. Frequently, the signs of motion sickness...

Dogs: catfood, picky cat weight
picky cat weight: Try to find a place for the cat food the puppies can get to. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs. You can expect problems with the puppies internal organs over the long term if much of their diet is cat food. It would be a big help if the cats...

Dogs: chow chow, australian cattle dog, chow chows
australian cattle dog, chow chows, chow chow: 1 While typical members of any breed do tend to share certain traits, it is not near as important as many believe. Most flat statements about any breed don t apply many of the members. I didn t claim to have experience with Chows in my profile. I can only...

Dogs: chow chow, australian cattle dog, chow chows
australian cattle dog, chow chows, chow chow: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/chowchow.htm http://www.chowchow.org/ Here are two websites that I think you will find most helpful. The second one in particular is a great resource for you to network with other chow owners. I find chows to be wonderful dogs,...

Dogs: chow chows, australian cattle dog, chow chow
australian cattle dog, chow chow, chow chows: Corgis are nice dogs,they do shed a lot,but so do most breeds,and keep in mind they are herding dogs,but they seem to do ok in the city,although barking is a problem for SOME corgis as a rule though they are pretty good city dogs,but the barking can be a problem...

Dogs: compatability, border collie mix, boarder collie
border collie mix, boarder collie, shelley davis: Hi Lorrie, Thank you for writing to me about your border collie mix. I would suggest a male dog about the same age that you get from either border collie resue or the local kill shelter. I would go for a submissive oriented dog that would be goood with...

Dogs: crazy dog, obsessive compulsive disorder, tufts university
obsessive compulsive disorder, tufts university, stress level: Hi Susan, Did you take him to a neurologist? Or someone familiar with obsessive compulsive disorder? If he had never heard of it then why/what pills did he prescribe? What did the vet do in the exam? If it is a medical condition, then you have to treat...

Dogs: Daisy, my dog, dogs and puppies, yard fence
dogs and puppies, yard fence, strict schedule: Almost any dog will run if outside the fence. You need to teach her to come to her name. Never correct her or fuss at her after callingher to you. Call her, give her a treat and lots of praise. PUther on a schedule for feeding, water and taking her out. A...

Dogs: Dalmations, Dalmation, spaying
Dalmation, spaying: Yes,get it spayed,way too many dogs wind up in shelters because too many or being born and bred,also getting a female spayed eliminates the heat cycle,as well as many health problems,including a deadly infection called pyrometria,and also reduces several cancers...

Dogs: Demodex Mites, demodex mites, hereditary predisposition
demodex mites, hereditary predisposition, hereditary disorders: Since I haven t read your agreement I have no way of knowing the particulars. Most often this kind of mange is genetic. Your breeder should replace your puppy or refund your money whichever your contract covers. You might try spay/neuter. This helps alot...

Dogs: Demodex Old English Sheepdog, uk vets, vet question
uk vets, vet question, impact therapy: I m afraid I m not going to be much help as what you are asking is really a vet question. The only information I could find was the possibility of another underlying condition compromising treatment. Diseases such as diabetes, cancer or Cushing s disease...

Dogs: Diarrhea/Ticks, pumpkin works, stool specimen
pumpkin works, stool specimen, canned pumpkin: I m sorry, but there is no yes or no answer to that question. It could be, or not.... As one elderly old-fashioned common-sense vet said to me once many years ago, bright blood in the vomit or stool simply means that the dog ruptured a blood vessel in straining....

Dogs: DOG not eating, blood glucose concentrations, low blood glucose
blood glucose concentrations, low blood glucose, english cocker spaniel: Hi Alex, I don t know how you arrived at the conclusion that your has abnormally low blood glucose concentrations, and needs a glucose shot. Given your dog s recent lung problems, that is an avenue that should be explored. What your dog needs is to be...

Dogs: Dog, slicker brushes, thyroid imbalance
slicker brushes, thyroid imbalance, dead hair: Hi Henry, Maybe back this up a bit. Your message was that your parents were feeding your dog people food everyday, and they insist that it is fine. You didn t say what human foods you dog is getting, or how much. You should never feed unsafe foods...

Dogs: Dog, flax seed oil, raw meat diet
flax seed oil, raw meat diet, anal glands: Take her off of one food at a time. For two weeks to see if she is allergic. Does she get bone meal supplements? Vitamins A,E,C,B complex? calcium? flax seed oil? Omega six fish oil? All these are necessary. Probiotics are also good with a raw diet. I would...

Dogs: Dog with Allergies, climate area, dry climate
climate area, dry climate, dry nose: Usually it is best to work with the vet. It is expensive, but they can do blood tests and find the cause in some cases. In some cases, a simple change of food is all it takes. It doesn t need to be an expensive, grain and additive free organic dog chow....

Dogs: Dog acting crazy, positive attitude, unexpected behavior
positive attitude, unexpected behavior, behavior changes: How old is he? Puppies go through fear stages about 4 months and 8 months. If he is older, he may have fallen. It never hurts to see the vet about unexpected behavior changes. Try not to push him too hard, carry him if you have to. Show a happy, positive...

Dogs: Dog - Barking, word chair, hand fingers
word chair, hand fingers, shih tzu: You are telling her no, and she is hearing you bark with her She s not going to overbark and lose her bark for good. When she barks, kneel down, cup your hand fingers open and extended and give a sharp poke in the collar area, making a sharp CHH sound like...

Dogs: Dog Behavior, bull by the horns, french bulldog
bull by the horns, french bulldog, housetraining: Hi Ralee, Unfortunately if your friend does not take the bull by the horns so to speak, that dog will be more than likely end up in a shelter by about 10 months. That may seem extreme, but I assure you, it happens every day. (I work in a shelter as...

Dogs: Dog destroys house, correct dogs, crate train
correct dogs, crate train, shock collar: Unfortunately, it is pretty hard to train a dog when no one is home to praise/correct. Dogs function on their own behavioral system of reward/extinguish. If something works in their favor (ie. getting in the garbage), they continue; if it doesn t, the behavior...

Dogs: Dog killing animals, natural predators, two different things
natural predators, two different things, hormonal problem: Retrievers are generally good with other animals,not really sure what the vet meant either-I have never heard of a kitty kill either,so it might help to call the vet and ask him/her what she/he meant But this in fact could be a hormonal problem,such as...

Dogs: Dog losing weight, table scraps, science diet
table scraps, science diet, unexplained weight loss: I m not going to comment on the Purina, or the Science Diet., However I will tell you this if your dog has lost a significant amount of weight,. as you have described and is developing other issues, such as the vomiting, you should have her vetted immediately....

Dogs: Dog - Operation, wrong person, lost one
wrong person, lost one, anesthetics: It is bad enough we have to put up with that, and now our dogs. Anesthetizing a dog is never completely safe. The newer anesthetics are safer, but take the dog longer to recover from. Fortunately problems are very rare. I wouldn t worry about a problem...

Dogs: Dog pen, intestinal blockages, rawhide chews
intestinal blockages, rawhide chews, white shepherd: I hate to a dog left by itself all day anywhere. I suggest crating the dog and giving it a mid day break. If you can t make it back for that, perhaps a neighbor or professional dog walker could. If you can, doggy day care is a good idea. There is just...

Dogs: Dog rolling in Cat feces, hard boiled egg, chow mix
hard boiled egg, chow mix, cat and kitten: Hi Jeri, Thanks for the clarifying this. There are cat repellents that are supposed to deter cats from your yard and garden. Brands to look for are: Four Paws Cat and Kitten Repellent, Cat Stop, BioDefend Cat Repellent, Repel II Dog & Cat Repellent,...

Dogs: Dog Scared of certain people, fear confidence terrified rehomed rescue
fear confidence terrified rehomed rescue: I encourage people to adopt and will do whatever I can to help with past baggage and other problems. Have your brother offer it treats. He needs to be careful to not make eye contact or let his teeth show by smiling. He should keep his hand away from the...

Dogs: Dog"s blood in urine, bladder stones, bladder infection
bladder stones, bladder infection, blood in urine: If your bitch still is showing blood in her urine after being on the amoxicillin for the entire prescribed time, she needs to go back to the veterinarian and have her urine cultured to see what antibiotic would work better than the amoxicillin. It might also...

Dogs: Dog vomiting, vomiting, dehydration
vomiting, dehydration: He obviously has an upset tummy, but you are prolonging it by letting him eat grass and tank up on water. You *MUST* fast him for at least 24 hours and remove his water. Give him an ice cube every half hour to prevent him from dehydrating. When he starts leaving...

Dogs: Dog Walking Problems, anxiety problem, seperation anxiety
anxiety problem, seperation anxiety, separation anxiety: I would definitely say you have a separation anxiety/pack order problem. You re going to have establish pack order in your home to give your dog a sense of security and stop allowing him to choose who he walks with and who he doesnt. Start by going to Alpha...

Dogs: Dog not warming up to my hubby, hubby, boot camp
hubby, boot camp, five minutes: She is behaving differently when your father and his wife are there, because they are her pack. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn to establish and maintain pack order. She is not the boss here :). When your husband walks her have him power walk...

Dogs: Dogs attacking puppy, two dogs, accurate advice
two dogs, accurate advice, professional trainer: Erika, I cannot say what is causing your dogs to behave this way, or what is going on without actually seeing it in person. Older dogs WILL correct puppies when the puppies are doing something they shouldn t be doing, but it sounds to me like your other dogs...

Dogs: Dogs diagnosed with EPI, australian cattle dog, old mother hubbard
australian cattle dog, old mother hubbard, innova foods: Hi Kathy, The expert you directed your question to was either unwilling or unable to answer your question, so it was directed to a question pool . That is how I came to see your message. For your particular dog, with his very precise and exacting dietary...

Dogs: Dogs and Emotions, behavior tip, separation anxiety
behavior tip, separation anxiety, crate train: Hi Alesa, You should start by having your dog examined by a veterinarian, if he used to be reliably house trained, but isn t any longer. Because the dog has the accidents in one particular area, laying down a thick layer of newspaper in that area will...

Dogs: Door Dasher, basset, best of luck
basset, best of luck, paw: Hi Kari, Until you are sure the dog knows the come command, you should not be allowing her off the leash, and you need to be careful when opening your door that she doesn t slip out. These sites will help you learn how to train your dog to come when...

Dogs: damaged larnyx, vet board, vet asap
vet board, vet asap, better business bureau: You are absolutely right she was DEFINITELY mishandled. This vet needs to be reported. Find a new vet ASAP. There is nothing normal about the way she was treated, nor the way she behaved, Thank goodness she didn t die. Most likely she was being choked,...

Dogs: damaged larynx on dogs, mild sedative, stress situations
mild sedative, stress situations, lack of oxygen: Hi Michele, I ve read that older dogs can develop something called Laryngeal Paralysis . It can happen to any breed dog, but is especially common in the large breeds. It can be a terrible condition to watch any dog suffer through. They are very uncomfortable...

Dogs: daschund, Butt checking, medical question
Butt checking, medical question, OCD: Hi Robin, That is a great question for your vet. More than likely she may need to have her anal glands expressed.If medical causes have been ruled out and she seems to be doing it ritualistically, then you may want to have her evaluated by a certified applied...

Dogs: dashound, question pool, intestinal blockage
question pool, intestinal blockage, nylabone: I m sorry, but the vet may be the only answer. Otherwise, wait it out and hope for the best. He may have an intestinal blockage. If so, any sort of a laxative could kill him. Such blockages are more likely with dogs that are problem chewers. They are...

Dogs: My daughter's pit bull, proper diagnosis, elizabethan collar
proper diagnosis, elizabethan collar, bacterial infection: This could be a hot spot, mange, a fungal or bacterial infection, or fleas. Your vet needs to see him for a proper diagnosis so that it can be treated. In the meantime, you MUST stop him from chewing on himself! I suggest putting him in an Elizabethan...

Dogs: diarrhea or liquid stools, unsalted chicken broth, liquid stools
unsalted chicken broth, liquid stools, natural yogurt: You first need to know what s causing the problem. Have your dog checked for parasites and other things that can cause this symptom, such as parvo, ecoli, campylobacter etc. Barring all of those you can give your dog immodium. You also need to change the...

Dogs: how can i get my doberman to play fetch, singsong voice, positive reinforcement
singsong voice, positive reinforcement, step in the right direction: Hi Justin, To teach your dog to fetch, start with the object he loves most. With your dog on a long leash, give your dog the command sit. Take the object and toss it a small distance from the dog. Give the command, fetch, and let your dog run after...

Dogs: dog, flax seed oil, better skin
flax seed oil, better skin, skin supplement: Ok don t feed or water in plastic. Take him off the alpo , go to the pet store and find a food with no by products, wheat corn or soy, The price will be higher but will actually cost the same or less in the end. Your dog will absorb more, eat less, poop less...

Dogs: my dog, neuter clinic, male dogs
neuter clinic, male dogs, diet change: Hi Krista, Frankly, your dog is an accident waiting to happen. While a female dog gains the most in the way of health benefits if she s spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle, she can still get some of the benefits if she were spayed now. Plus...

Dogs: dog, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, leader ship: I wish you would have given more details. If he is a little older, it is possible he is doing it on purpose as a challenge to your leader ship. In that case, the solution is to neuter him if not already, and then obedience train him. The key to most behavior...

Dogs: My dog is acting really strange, insect killer, brick wall
insect killer, brick wall, behavior problem: Yes, strange. I have had a problem with yellow jackets nesting in my garage foundation. She may be able to hear something inside there. If she was stung, that could explain the fear. I solved my problem by filling the hole with cement. While a 40...

Dogs: dog:allergies??, veterinary dermatologist, veterinary dermatology
veterinary dermatologist, veterinary dermatology, boxer mix: Hi Lou Ann, Unfortunately, it sounds like your dog may indeed have some form of allergy, though there are parasites other than fleas that should be ruled out. Some of these parasites can t be seen with the naked eye. Many times, because of the constant...

Dogs: dog behavior, correct behavior, boot camp
correct behavior, boot camp, pup: Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn to establish and maintain pack order in your home. Correct behavior from you will calm and settle both dogs. Walk your older dog a minimum of forty five minutes at heel every day, power walk. Not a fun walk but...

Dogs: dog bite, pack leader, dog bite
pack leader, dog bite, spca: Well,you should tell your brother to let that be a lesson to him,and that is the SPCA found out,he could be in trouble,the dog bit out of self defense and the dog may be afraid of him,with good reason for a long time It wasn t out of aggression,as I said...

Dogs: my dog's constant whimpering., shelley davis, cockerpoo
shelley davis, cockerpoo, baby gate: Hi Lena, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet pomeranian. The first thing that has to happen is for your vet to give him a very thorough examination to see if there are any physical injuries. I would venture to guess that your pom was hurt by...

Dogs: my dog died, responsible pet owner, black vomit
responsible pet owner, black vomit, worst case scenario: Hi Rachael, Taking a sick puppy to the vet is important, they are very fragile creatures. That said, yes, it s good to be a responsible pet owner and go to the vet when your puppy is sick but it s hard to know what s the worst-case scenario that we might...

Dogs: my dog doesn't like to be alone!, porch area, creatures of habit
porch area, creatures of habit, safety sake: Hi Susan, Dogs are creatures of habit, just like people. He may not realize he is supposed to stay outside by himself. Have you tried working with your dog, to get him used to being outside by himself? Go outside with him for the first few days, let him...

Dogs: dog eating poo, cat feces, corn wheat
cat feces, corn wheat, flower pots: Ok Pedigree is ick, definitely not good food and neither is Cesar. I don t know what s available in your area, but look for something with no corn, wheat, soy or by products, no bha or bht. Your dogs are looking for protein sources. Let me know what you...

Dogs: dog not eating much and sleeps alot, tick borne disease, preventative products
tick borne disease, preventative products, fri: Mary, when did you apply the Frontline, and which one did you use (what color was on the box)? Some dogs can have a reaction to the topical flea/tick preventative products, and the Frontline could be the cause of her behavior change, or it could have nothing...

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

Dogs: dog in heat almost 60 days, tennis balls, loss of appetite
tennis balls, loss of appetite, shepherd mix: Your dog has not been in heat for sixty days. I wish that I could say something more comforting, but chances are that there is something serioius going on. While it COULD be hormonal, there s no way you re going to know until you have something done about...

Dogs: dog humping arm, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, hand fingers: No, it s not ok. It s a sign of dominance. First thing on the agenda is to have him neutered immediately. Behavior modification is your next step. When he does this,. cup your hand fingers etended stiffly, give him a little PUSH in his collar area accompanied...

Dogs: My dog is licking and scratching walls, Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism: This is either a fungal skin infection,or hypothyroidism,both cause the dog to itch and to smell bad,as well as effecting the fur falling out ect Both have to be diagnosed by a vet It does sound more like hypothyroidism,which is VERY common,but easy to...

Dogs: my dog has loose stool, adult dog food, loose stools
adult dog food, loose stools, recovery diet: Any sudden change in diet can lead to loose stools. If he doesn t firm up before long try a bland diet. If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing diarrhea try this out of the manual I have from a large, knowledgeable dog guide school....

Dogs: dog mammary gland, yorky, puppy
yorky, puppy, breasts: Just keep moving the puppy around to make sure that it is utilizing all the nipples. Sometimes they seem to have a favorite and want to go to the same one all the time. Be sure you don t give her too much food; she won t need very much extra with only one...

Dogs: dog markings in house, hardwood floor, hardwood floors
hardwood floor, hardwood floors, carpet: It could be a long time. The carpet needs to be cleaned using an enzyme cleaner either using a rental unit or professionally. Scrub the hardwood floor with an enzyme cleaner too. Even that may not do the job if the urine has penetrated into the sub floor...

Dogs: My dog is peeing in my bed while I'm sleeping in it!!, bladder infection, carcass
bladder infection, carcass, bedtime: First, have her examined to be sure that she doesn t have a bladder infection. A dog with a bladder infection is not responsible for its actions. A dog should rarely have to go outside during the night. Make sure she isn t tanking up on water before bedtime...

Dogs: My dog is pooping in the house even though he is house broken, submissive urination, dominant personality
submissive urination, dominant personality, separation anxiety: Hi Megan, If you ve ruled out a medical reason for your dog s sudden accidents, you should look at any changes that has happened in your household. Does your dog urinate and defecate ONLY when you are away from home? If so, in all likelihood, anxiety...

Dogs: dog pregnancy, german wire haired pointer, signs of labour
german wire haired pointer, signs of labour, wire haired pointer: This is getting to be a bit on the late side, but still not abnormal. Count the days again to be sure you are correct, and keep an eye on her. If you see a green discharge, call your vet immediately. It wouldn t hurt to give the vet a call tomorrow and talk...

Dogs: Is my dog pregnant or not, fetal heartbeats, confirming pregnancy
fetal heartbeats, confirming pregnancy, gravid uterus: Hi Royce, There is no pregnancy test for dogs. Confirming pregnancy means a trip to the vet s office. The earliest method of pregnancy detection is ultrasound—a nice test because it is noninvasive and very reliable. Fetal heartbeats can be detected at around...

Dogs: dog having pups, little bulge, dogs on the beach
little bulge, dogs on the beach, false pregnancy: It is definitely possible she has one in her rib cage, No vet can feel puppies at 2 to 3 weeks. I don t know what he was thinking of. They are the size of small marbles at tat point. she may also be having a false pregnancy. They get very irritable at...

Dogs: My dog refuses to walk., dashund, couch potato
dashund, couch potato, food ration: It sounds like your dachshund is giving the term couch potato new meaning*G*, but apparently she was never really leash-broken. I don t know how effective this will be, but here is what I do with puppies. Puppies instinctually like to stick close to the...

Dogs: my dog scratchesher ear, aloe vera gel, dogs ears
aloe vera gel, dogs ears, itchy ears: Oddly enough preparation H is great for stopping itchy ears. I know it sounds weird, but it works. I have a dear friend who is a vet and suggests his patients owners put it on their dogs ears as they are healing from cropping to stop itching. You can of course...

Dogs: my dog has a terrible cough, cough cough, yellow mucus
cough cough, yellow mucus, serious heart condition: Hi Yolanda, A dog s cough can manifest itself in several different forms, including dry, hacking, wheezy, moist, or weak. Dry canine coughs can be associated with tonsillitis or kennel cough, while a mostly nocturnal cough accompanied by difficulty with...

Dogs: dog toilet training, dry dog food, toilet training
dry dog food, toilet training, quality food: Darnell, first, I would suggest that you read the information at http://housetraining.angelfire.com if you have not done so already. Secondly, I need more information if I m going to be able to help you. When you say she keeps pooping on your concrete,...

Dogs: doggies and expectant mothers, good hygene, miniature pinscher
good hygene, miniature pinscher, 24 years: Commented in what way? I breastfed my daughter 24 years ago, my son 21 years ago, and another son 15 years ago. I have never NOT had a dog in the house. I can t imagine what the issue would be with this :) Good hygene is always necessary when breastfeeding...

Dogs: dogs, pit bull terriers, old english mastiff
pit bull terriers, old english mastiff, standard poodle: Hi Peggy, It should be understood that any child as young as two and half years old needs supervision anytime he or she is with a dog of any breed. It is not safe to leave a young child unattended with any dog even a trusted family pet. There is no...

Dogs: dogs, cocker spaniel poodle mix, mixed breed dogs
cocker spaniel poodle mix, mixed breed dogs, cock a poo: Peggy, I already told you that ALL dogs shed. There is no such thing as a non-shedding dog. Does your daughter have allergies? If so, is it to the actual hair of dogs, or to their dander ? The most common allergy to dogs has to do with dander. ...

Dogs: dogs, mixed breed dogs, portuguese water dog
mixed breed dogs, portuguese water dog, wavy coats: A schnoodle is a mixed breed dog that is a combination of schnauzer (usually miniature) and a poodle. Since both breeds shed minimally, a mix of the two should be the same if the breeder is being truthful as to the parentage. Liking water is generally an individual...

Dogs: dogs, rib cage, healthy appetite
rib cage, healthy appetite, 9 months: Ho Tony, At 9 months your puppy should be somewhere between 50-60 pounds. If your puppy is female she would weigh towards the lighter side of this estimate. The way to tell if your puppy is too thin is by running your fingers lightly over your dog s...

Dogs: dogs, responsible pet owner, cats and dogs
responsible pet owner, cats and dogs, owner don: Hi Tyler, The first step in stopping animal abuse is to get help, if you ever know of an abused animal. If you see someone hurting an animal or if you know of someone whose animal looks sick, injured, or deprived of adequate food, water, or shelter, get...

Dogs: my dogs behaviour on walks, obedience course, walking device
obedience course, walking device, pinch collar: I have a few questions for you before I can give advice. When you walk him, Danielle, are you letting him do whatever he wants, or do you make him walk next to you on a loose lead? What kind of leash do you use? What do you do when he barks and starts pulling...

Dogs: My dogs eating habits, brocli, vet check
brocli, vet check, dogs food: Those are very short in the protein and fat dogs need. It is very difficult to assure your dog a proper diet other than feeding a dog chow. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it....

Dogs: dogs nail, baby aspirin, daschund
baby aspirin, daschund, timely answer: I am sorry you didn t get a timely answer. For you or others in the future, you can slow the bleeding with alum, stick or powder. You can give aspirin, best buffered aspirin and no other OTC pain rememdy. The dose if 5 mg per pound of body weight. A standard...

Dogs: dogs from PR, adoption groups, homeless animal
adoption groups, homeless animal, rescue dogs: Hi Steve, Because the dog would be coming from a warm climate, he or she should be tested for parasites. I m sure adoption groups do this as a matter of course. Dogs don t suffer long term effects from a case of worms , once treated. Other than that,...

Dogs: dogs and poison ivy, poison ivy oak and sumac, poison ivy patch
poison ivy oak and sumac, poison ivy patch, poison sumac: Dear Sally, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s experience with a poison ivy patch. This is from a website that I urge you to go to and order from for your dog: POISON IVY PREVENTION is prepared from the resin of the plant RHUS Toxicodendron...

Dogs: dogs and rabbits, getting a puppy, guinea pigs
getting a puppy, guinea pigs, kennel cough: While it is a good idea to keep dogs and rabbits apart,as a dog/puppy may hurt the rabbit,usually these type of infections are only dangerous for small animals,and sometimes cats,dogs don t get these type of infections,except for kennel cough,which is carried...

Dogs: dogs skin problem, flint river ranch, dogs food
flint river ranch, dogs food, meat meal: What is complete mix ? Dry skin is dietary, unless it is the middle of winter with a furnace running with no humidifier. A dog needs a certain percentage of balanced ingredients for healthy skin. You are most likely feeding a diet too low in fat or Omega...

Dogs: drying up a dog's mammary glands, adult dog food, mammary glands
adult dog food, mammary glands, puppy food: I never separate the dam from the puppies and wean them cold turkey . I gradually cut back on the nursing as the puppies are eating better. Nature takes it course, the way it should, and the bitch is usually done by 7-8 weeks. Feed her less, even fasting...

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

Dogs: Eating problems with young Shitzu, shitzu puppy, wholesale pet supply
shitzu puppy, wholesale pet supply, shelley davis: Hi Geraldine, Thank you for writingt o me about your Shitzu puppy. Charlie is a really wise old soul..yes indeed..he know that veggies and fruit are good for him! His body may even need the vitamins and minerals contained in them. However, a growing...

Dogs: Eating things, protein mix, obedience class
protein mix, obedience class, feather boa: LOL exercise. Exercise Did I mention exercise? LOL. A forty five minute power walk EVERY day. Three times a week run his little self until he s TIRED , laying down tired. Try letting him run while you bike,jog, ride a skateboard. Take him to dog parks, enroll...

Dogs: ENGLISH BULLDOG SKIN, flax seed oil, itchy skin conditions
flax seed oil, itchy skin conditions, pet food label: Hi Marie, Actually, I ve done some more reading on the subject, and found that Fish Body Oil (not cod liver oil) is a preferred Omega Fatty Acid supplement over flax seed oil when treating severe itchy skin conditions. The dose for Fish Body Oil is 500...

Dogs: English Bulldog, flax seed oil, old english bulldog
flax seed oil, old english bulldog, metal bowls: Surprise, they are not laid back as puppies LOL. They are babies. They are also stubborn and....well not so bright but very lovable and funny dogs. I would take him to the vet for a complete check up. The green runny nose doesn t sound good , and the peeing...

Dogs: English Bulldog, reddish orange color, english bulldog
reddish orange color, english bulldog, earliest convenience: You can t tell from looking at the one s that you pulled out whether or not they were hairs or something else organic? Honestly, if he were mine, I d probably pull them out, use a good antibiotic ointment and see if it goes away,. If it doesn t, take him...

Dogs: My elderly sick dog, appetite stimulant, canned dog food
appetite stimulant, canned dog food, exrays: Hi Twana, I m very sorry to hear that your dog is ill. Sadly, significant weight loss is a sign of cancer. Your vet can run blood work which may shed some light on the specifics. If blood work has come back negative, there are always more in the way...

Dogs: engorged breasts after weening puppies from mother, engorged breasts, weening puppies
engorged breasts, weening puppies, mammeries: Hi Daniel, During the period immediately before birth and nursing until weaning, a dog s breasts increase enormously in size to then later return to their natural state six or eight weeks after having finished the weaning period. It wouldn t be unusual...

Dogs: Fearful Dog, natural instincts, obedience training
natural instincts, obedience training, pack members: Early socialization, before 12 weeks, is extremely important. Undoing poor socialization later is very difficult. If you are using lots of praise and perhaps treats with the housebreaking and obedience, that should help. Good leadership, including proper...

Dogs: Fearful dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Normally you would get an answer sooner from whoever you originally asked. You need to avoid coddling her, and control your own emotions. If you are stressed in such situations, she will feel it and it will confirm her fears. Greet people as warmly...

Dogs: Feeding dogs cooked food, redux, boullion cubes, grained brown rice
boullion cubes, grained brown rice, knuckle bones: Dogs don t need added salt. Seasoning cubes and boullion cubes are VERY high in sodium. Try Mrs Dash, a little garlic powder. You can give them fresh knuckle bones, they shouIld love them. Kongs with treats stuffed inside.I cook my chicken, take it out and...

Dogs: Female chewing on male?, bladder infection, dachshund
bladder infection, dachshund, privates: She may be coming into heat again. You can try redirecting her onto another activity and encourage chewing/licking onto kings stuffed with frozen kong paste. The other thing you may want to rule out is a bladder infection in one or both dogs. Hope...

Dogs: Female lab/golden retriever cross menstrual cycle??, heat periods, female puppy
heat periods, female puppy, female dog in heat: Hi Ryan, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average female dog has her first cycle about six months of age. A few dogs start earlier and few dogs later, even as late as 14-months. ...

Dogs: Fighting lil dogs, bringing home a new dog, lil babies
bringing home a new dog, lil babies, lhasa apso: Hi Jennifer, You didn t say how long ago you brought home the second dog. It s not unusual for it to take a month or two before you can expect to see signs of acceptance after bringing home a new dog. You re absolutely right in how you re handling this....

Dogs: First Female Dog, vet appointment, chorkie
vet appointment, chorkie, frequent urination: They normally cycle once every six months but it can vary from dog to dog. Every bit of that is normal, including more frequent urination and even crankiness. Usually heats last three weeks, but dogs can have split heats which yours apparently did. This most...

Dogs: French Bull Dog, flax seed oil, fish oil supplements
flax seed oil, fish oil supplements, premium dog foods: Could be a grain allergy, it could also be thyroid or something similar. Did the vet do a complete workup? I would put him on a grain free dog food and try another protein source besides chicken. He could be allergic to either or both. If you choose lamb...

Dogs: I HAVE A VERY FUSSY DOG, food dish, stick to your guns
food dish, stick to your guns, wits end: Yeah, you re not going to like my answer LOL, But here it is. You have to use some tough love here. Put your dog s food dish down for thirty minutes twice per day,no more. Do not mix anything into his food. No treats in between meals. Completely ignore him...

Dogs: Adopted 1yr/F Shitzu who hates our 9mo/F English Bulldog, good luck, dogs
Dogs: Adopted 1yr/F Shitzu who hates our 9mo/F English Bulldog, good luck, dogs

Dogs: Beard and Feet Discoloration, bald patches, addison
Dogs: Beard and Feet Discoloration, bald patches, addison, legs

Dogs: Breeding, puppies, dogs
Dogs: Breeding, puppies, dogs

Dogs: Bullying dog!, puppies, invitations
Dogs: Bullying dog!, puppies, invitations

Dogs: My black lab has dandruff, homemade diet, table scraps
Dogs: My black lab has dandruff, homemade diet, table scraps, black labs

Dogs: Chain collars, nuts and bolts, rings etc
Dogs: Chain collars, nuts and bolts, rings etc

Dogs: Dog destroys house, doggy day care, old dog
Dogs: Dog destroys house, doggy day care, old dog

Dogs: my dog scratchesher ear, vet
Dogs: my dog scratchesher ear, vet

Dogs: feeding a fussy newbown shizu, factual basis, chow
Dogs: feeding a fussy newbown shizu, factual basis, chow, speculation

Dogs: feeding my golden retriever puppy, sudden change, chow
Dogs: feeding my golden retriever puppy, sudden change, chow, puppies

Dogs: my german shephards aggressive to other dogs...., positive training, dogs head
Dogs: my german shephards aggressive to other dogs...., positive training, dogs head, head collar

Dogs: leash habits, lavish praise, bowel movement
Dogs: leash habits, lavish praise, bowel movement, important things

Dogs: How long does parvo virus last in a yard?, vet, good luck
Dogs: How long does parvo virus last in a yard?, vet, good luck, grass

Dogs: my male dog wont stop spraying?, basic obedience training, male dogs
Dogs: my male dog wont stop spraying?, basic obedience training, male dogs, consistant basis

Dogs: when will my puppy stop growing and how big will she get, adult size, 5 months
Dogs: when will my puppy stop growing and how big will she get, adult size, 5 months, english springer spaniels

Dogs: Schnauzer puppy & Schnauzer adolescent, miniature schnauzer
Dogs: Schnauzer puppy & Schnauzer adolescent, miniature schnauzer

Dogs: Swelling Remedy?, emergency vet, human medicine
Dogs: Swelling Remedy?, emergency vet, human medicine, food bites

Dogs: At wits end - need direction, raw food diet, stomach ache
Dogs: At wits end - need direction, raw food diet, stomach ache, holistic care

Dogs: How and what to fee a premee yorkiepoo 4 days old, teaspoon canola oil, egg yolks
teaspoon canola oil, egg yolks, canned milk: Hi Armentia, First, if one of the puppies isn t doing well, it needs to be taken to a veterinarian. Do not delay in this! If the mother isn t nursing the puppies, they need to be bottle fed. If you can t get the puppies to nurse from a bottle, then you...

Dogs: what to feed my dog now that she has been dx. with hepatitis, low protein diet, natural supplements
low protein diet, natural supplements, free diet: I m so sorry Arlette. Here s a website that I think you might find helpful http://www.2ndchance.info/hepatitis.htm. and another http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dhepatitis.html Tumeric is another good herb to try for your dog, Putting her on a low protein diet...

Dogs: feeding, flax seed oil, fish oil supplements
flax seed oil, fish oil supplements, german shepard mix: Hi Crystal,. What fun you are in for!. First in order is a vet check,deworming and vaccinations. ASAP. Put her on a good premium dog food, 23 percent or less protein as you want her to grow at the right pace and be a big , healthy girl with strong bones....

Dogs: lasa apso, puppy chow, flint river ranch
puppy chow, flint river ranch, playful puppy: Who am I to question a veterinarian s diagnosis? She saw the bumps and had her hands on the dog. Besides, she went to vet school and I didn t. :) If you do question your vet s diagnosis, then get a second (or even a third) opinion. I highly recommend a...

Dogs: feeding my golden retriever puppy, golden retriever puppy, corn wheat
golden retriever puppy, corn wheat, golden puppy: He s stressed. He doesn t speak English and doesn t understand why he s left his home, and all that he s ever known. Give him some time. Take him to the vet to make sure he is healthy and worm free, Put him on a premium dog food, no byproducts, corn,wheat...

Dogs: feeding my mastiff, english mastiff, corn wheat
english mastiff, corn wheat, wet food: He should eat as much as he wants, usually leave food down for about forty five minutes per day. I never have believed in measuring a dog s food unless they are overweight. And canned food is not good nutrtion unless it is from a premium company. It usually...

Dogs: fence jumping, fence. jump, height
fence. jump, height: wish I could reassure you, but I can t. If they can t see through the wall, they would have no idea how far down it is on the other side. Dogs usually fear heights and wouldn t jump where there was such a long fall on the other side. Many dogs wouldn t...

Dogs: Where to find more information, shiloh shepherd, happy boy
shiloh shepherd, happy boy, fort rucker: Hi Jennifer, It s not surprising that Simon s bad back would catch up to him at some point. It s good (at least) that Simon had four good years, before the pain started. Has your dog has been evaluated for surgery? Decompressive surgery can be very...

Dogs: Are food allergies Hereditary?, sensitive stomach, food allergies
sensitive stomach, food allergies, dog food: Some breeds are prone to air borne allergies and can be Hereditary,but not usually food allergies,although some breeds do have a sensitive stomach If you do breed her,make sure the male she breeds with doesn t have any allergies at all,as i said some breeds...

Dogs: fruits for dog, puppy chow, balance diet
puppy chow, balance diet, digestive upsets: Even something that is OK can cause digestive upsets if introduced suddenly. The safest thing is not to give the dog things like that. If it comes out of a dog food bag, it is safe and good for a dog. If not, the dog is better off without it. Only recently...

Dogs: Golden Retriever Testicles, testicles, decend
testicles, decend, breed: Has your dog had regular vet care? They are long overdue to descend. The vet should have discussed the matter with you if you had him in around 6 months for anything. The best thing is to talk to the vet about removing them now. I hope you weren t planning...

Dogs: Golden Weak Hind Leg, pain meds, 9yo
pain meds, 9yo, rubbing alcohol: Absolutely dogs can pull a muscle; they can do anything we can. Try to figure out *where* your guy is hurting by gently running your hands over him as you feel for an area that feels warmer than the surrounding tissue, push gently to try to determine where...

Dogs: Grooming and Mounting Behavior, female dog in heat, fatal infections
female dog in heat, fatal infections, yowl: Almost any behavior can be expected when a female is in heat. Everything you describe is typical. Unfortunately, I am afraid there isn t much to do except live through it. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is....

Dogs: Grooming question, oster, comb
oster, comb, puppy: The combs really work the best with #40 blades (which clip VERY close by themselves; a #30 will also work), but the comb you would want would be a #1 for the longest clip and that leaves the hair only about 5/8 long. The only way to leave the coat at 2 is...

Dogs: Growling at child, children, dog
children, dog, growl: Children and dogs do need careful supervision. We have both a 9 month old Lab and a grandson born a few days later. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: Growth on dog's paw, new skin liquid bandage, hydrogen peroxide
new skin liquid bandage, hydrogen peroxide, mild soap: Hi Charlotte, Because there s pus involved, the growth is either infected, or a large pustule. Clean the area twice a day with warm water and mild soap. Dab hydrogen peroxide over the infected area. Apply a first aid ointment, such as Bacitracian or...

Dogs: my german shephards aggressive to other dogs...., aggressiveness thyroid hypothyroidism Lyme
aggressiveness thyroid hypothyroidism Lyme: Yes, I have had occasional dogs like that, but mine usually weigh 15-18# and it is not that difficult for me to get them under control. I would say that you are correct that your dog has no respect for you, and it just might be that he needs a more dominant...

Dogs: golden retriever/lab mix puppy, allergic to dogs, dog foods
allergic to dogs, dog foods, nutritious food: Emma, all dogs shed to some extent or the other. If you keep your dog brushed, the shedding will be kept to a minimum. I have three dogs, one of which sheds year-round. I vacuum every other day, and brush the dogs at least once a week and I don t have a problem...

Dogs: goldendoodle, bitey, licky
bitey, licky, baby steps: From Thursday to Sunday, is long enough he should be starting to feel at home. While some dogs are much more active than others, I am beginning to worry about his health. If you don t start seeing more life, better get him to the vet this week. When...

Dogs: gum infection, bleeding gum, clyndamicin
bleeding gum, clyndamicin, gum infection: Hi Gina, You should talk to your vet and see if you can work out a payment schedule for the bill. Many vets are open to this option. There is also a special medical credit card you could apply for called CreditCare, essentially your vet would get his payment...

Dogs: All Over Hair Loss in Bulldog, seasonal flank alopecia, fawn brindle
seasonal flank alopecia, fawn brindle, intestinal parasite: What are you feeding? He should be on a common brand of dry dog chow. There is no other way to assure that he is getting the complete and balanced diet he needs. Unfortunately in some cases, the expensive, premium chows aren t as good as the regular brands....

Dogs: Happy Runner, loving puppy, fence system
loving puppy, fence system, obedience classes: Shock collar fences do often stop them,but some dogs will still bolt through them,while others won t,most won t so it won t hurt to try it Another thing you can do is have a long tie out/chain that is as long as your yard,so he can still enjoy the yard,without...

Dogs: Havanese, child gates, weather days
child gates, weather days, bad weather: Hi Allison, It s really a good thing to walk your puppy outside. There are many behavioral problems that can develop when a puppy doesn t receive enough exercise. Giving your pup the opportunity to go outside can help keep her more settled and focused on...

Dogs: Help with Daschund training, smart puppy, miniature daschund
smart puppy, miniature daschund, urinary problem: Sounds really frustrating! Although it appears your Daschund was doing a great job with housetraining, she’s still quite young. With potty training, sometimes a puppy will regress before making more progress. Often puppies aren’t completely housebroken...

Dogs: Hind leg problem, wheel chairs, rear legs
wheel chairs, rear legs, hind legs: Hi Soumya, You didn t say what condition your dog was diagnosed with, but I can t give you a different prognosis than whatever your vet has discussed you. There is a safe method of restoring much of your dog s mobility that doesn t involve any drugs....

Dogs: HOUSE TRAINING NEW 4MO PUPPY, wire bottom, crate training
wire bottom, crate training, elderly lady: I would recommend the usual house training methods. Take the pup out first thing in the morning, after every meal and whenever she wakes up from a nap. Use a crate with a bottom so if she does have an accident in the crate, she ll learn that it no longer...

Dogs: House training a pug, jack russell, accidents
jack russell, accidents, full time: The best way is with a crate,and you can use it on both dogs,but separately And how you do it is to keep the dog in the crate all the time,except to go outside,to be fed,to be played with ect And do this for about 3 weeks and slowly let him/her out more...

Dogs: House training two pups, schnauzer puppy, potty train a puppy
schnauzer puppy, potty train a puppy, kennel cab: It s a bit late now, but there were two errors here. The first was in bringing in a second puppy before the first was thoroughly trained to your satisfaction. The second was in getting a puppy that was too young to be taken from its mother and littermates....

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking pads, sheltie puppy
housebreaking pads, sheltie puppy, specialy: Ashleigh, please take a look at the following page that I have put together about house training: http://housetraining.angelfire.com Also, there is no need to waste 20 minutes standing outside with her, waiting. If she doesn t go within 5 minutes,...

Dogs: Housebreaking, occasional accidents, bladder infection
occasional accidents, bladder infection, yorkshire terrier: First, make sure that your puppy doesn t have a bladder infection. If your vet declares him healthy, then you need to start housebreaking him over again to remind him what he is to do. Confine him in a crate when he cannot be watched. And he MUST be watched...

Dogs: Housebreaking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership challenge: Try longer walks and if she has a bowel movement, lavish praise on her. They can only walk and hold it so long. It could also be a leadership challenge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs...

Dogs: Housetraining, female yorkie, male yorkie
female yorkie, male yorkie, piddle pads: That is a common problem, but my training and experience has little more to offer you than the common bell solution. One thing you might do is keep the puppies in the same room as you, close doors or usa a baby get. I set up this computer where I can see...

Dogs: hair, rat tail comb, rattail comb
rat tail comb, rattail comb, metal comb: Hi Rhianna, You can expect your dog s coat to be long, probably as long as your dog is tall. Your dog s coat requires care and attention. Daily grooming is necessary, otherwise the coat can become matted and tangled which will require cutting the coat....

Dogs: height seeking, 4 paws, lab puppy
4 paws, lab puppy, pinch collar: How long has he been neutered? If recently, you can hope he improves as his hormones are depleted. Making him sit before leaving is a good technique. You might expand it by refusing to open he kennel door until he sits. Every step of the way, back off...

Dogs: help!!!, doggie day care, knuckle bones
doggie day care, knuckle bones, separation anxiety: Stress and separation anxiety. Confine her to a smaller area. Give her chew toys filled with treats that she ONLY gets when you leave, Knuckle bones are great too,meaty ones :). Leave a tv on where she can both see and hear it. DO not make a big deal over...

Dogs: help with my dog please, male dogs, going to the bathroom
male dogs, going to the bathroom, wits end: Hello, Zara. I m sorry you are having problems with your dog marking all over your house (cats spray; dogs mark). This is one of the reasons pet owners should have their male dogs neutered (females are spayed) before they reach maturity. While it doesn t prevent...

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

Dogs: hip replacement, german shephard, tissue services
german shephard, tissue services, hip replacement: Your question is a bit over my head since I have a breed in which HD is pretty much unknown, but the first thing I would do would be to put your dog on a good glucosamine/chondroitin supplement, such as Cosequin. You don t say if your dog is dealing with pain...

Dogs: housebreaking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, yorkshire terrier: Dogs aren t mature until they are 3 years old. As they mature, they keep challenging your leadership. Neutering him if not already is an important step. Then take charge. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural...

Dogs: housebreaking, housebreaking puppies, housebreaking problems
housebreaking puppies, housebreaking problems, attitude problem: I feel many housebreaking problems are caused by poor care by the breeder, poor technique, and leaving the puppy too long in the crate. I don t have much experience with Yorkies, but doubt the breed makes that much difference. While getting the puppy at...

Dogs: humans and mange, new pair of shoes, tennis shoes
new pair of shoes, tennis shoes, roommate: I would be very careful to only take freshly laundered clothes, ones folded where the roommate s dog doesn t have access to. Perhaps change into a new pair of shoes or a laundered pair of tennis shoes. I wouldn t let your parents animals in your car...

Dogs: humping problems, humping, mounting
humping, mounting: He is old enough to be neutered is not already. That is the first step. Follow up with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a...

Dogs: humping problems, Humping, mounting
Humping, mounting: May as well get him neutered now. It is no cure all, but very important in this case. He is old enough, and it needs to be done before long. Besides helping with behavior problems and helping keep down unneeded litters, it reduces his chance of getting...

Dogs: husky, closet shelving, bladders
closet shelving, bladders, wire rack: At that age their bladders are not quite big enough to make it all night. For the next week or two, you will have to get up, take her out, but don t feed her or play with her. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists...

Dogs: Itching, german shepherd mix, hydrogen peroxide
german shepherd mix, hydrogen peroxide, vet appointment: Thank you for your question. I also have a German Shepard – they are just wonderful dogs! Here’s my advice: Kane’s issue: Shepards are very active – do you ever take them on rough terrain (hiking, walking ect)? Dog’s paws can be very tender, and sometimes...

Dogs: What is the ideal weight for my dog?, flank area, low calorie diet
flank area, low calorie diet, calories per day: You really need to take her to the vet to have them help you determine proper weight and a good diet. It is VERY difficult to put a dog on the correct number of calories per day. Exercise is very important as well but start slowly and gradually increase. Dogs...

Dogs: introducing new pup, new puppy, older dog
new puppy, older dog, introduce: I don t know that anything you can do makes much difference. We have introduced new puppies to Aster at both our home and at our friend s home. Like most older dogs, she has disliked all of them. I would have the older dogs on leash or tie down and let...

Dogs: introducing new puppy, yellow lab puppy, natural instincts
yellow lab puppy, natural instincts, obedience train: It is quite evident the male thinks he is in charge. Neuter him if not already and 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 household as a...

Dogs: introducing a new puppy to house and we already have a dog, labrador puppy, introducing a new puppy
labrador puppy, introducing a new puppy, barks: What I would do is keep him on leash and let her approach him. Do you best to keep him quiet and still. If he plays well with other young dogs, it should be OK after they get used to one another. Keep a close eye on things and be quick to jump in if he...

Dogs: Jack Russell, shelley davis, wetting her bed
shelley davis, wetting her bed, bladder infection: Hi Rhoda, Thank you for writing to me. I apologize for the delay in responding..my computer crashed for a few days. Thank you for your patience. Your dog may be drinking all the time due to diabetes II. Please have her checked out by your vet. At...

Dogs: My Jackrussel is behaving very strange?, jack russell terrier, long periods of time
jack russell terrier, long periods of time, vet bills: This is actually a VERY common problem,and it s not as serious as you would think It is common in dogs that have been crated or kenneled for long periods of time,and they often do that,to keep the area clean Now you don t need to go to the vet,there...

Dogs: I have a Jeckle/Hyde dog, corn wheat, obedience class
corn wheat, obedience class, wood chips: Ummm, no he s not a bad dog LOL. He just does what he is allowed to do, just like children do. He is not retarded, nor is he being spiteful, dogs cannot be spiteful they don t understand the thought process behind that. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web...

Dogs: Jumping over the fence., Fence climbing dogs
Fence climbing dogs: Well what you can try is to put her on a tie out,that is as long as your yard,but is tight about a foot before the fences,this is something a lot of people have to do when all else fails Also something else I have heard people do is around the fence,put...

Dogs: Junk Food & Dogs, golden retriever puppy, cheese twists
golden retriever puppy, cheese twists, cheese curls: It could be many things, the sodium definitely being one of them. I m guilty of giving my dogs the occasional salty treat and luckily it s never seemed to bother them. There definitely seems to be an intolerance there , provided of course your pup doesn t...

Dogs: karly, skin and bones, upset stomach
skin and bones, upset stomach, vitamin tablets: I think the best way is to slowly wean her off of the chicken,even mix it in with the new food for a while,first mostly give her chicken,then by the end of it,with hardly any chicken at all and mostly dog food,this also gets her stomach used to the chance,as...

Dogs: keep dogs off kids toys, bitter apple, amonia
bitter apple, amonia, lysol: There s actually a product called bitter apple and it s available in most pet stores,and if you can t find that brand,tell the staff that you are looking for a spray that keeps dogs from chewing things,it isn t toxic it just tastes bad You don t want...

Dogs: keeping sibbling male mini schnauzers together, male pups, boot camp
male pups, boot camp, sibling: Have them neutered as early as possible. This just avoids SO many problems. Be sure each pup gets time alone twice per day for training and playing with people without sibling. They ll be fine. Go to alpha dog boot camp on the web to learn to establish and...

Dogs: What kind of dog do you recommend?, canadian eskimo dog, alaskan malamute
canadian eskimo dog, alaskan malamute, eskimo dog: Try an Alaskan Malamute,they are between 80-110 pounds and are brave and protective dogs,as well as looking a lot like a wolf,and in fact are often used in movies or tv shows,so this is the breed I would look into,and they are also closely related to wolves,and...

Dogs: What kind of dog do you recommend?, wolf hybrid, belgian malinois
wolf hybrid, belgian malinois, alaskan malamute: Wow, a lot of unique criteria. I would think an Alaskan Malamute would work well for you, or possibly a husky/gsd mix. All dogs are pack oriented and need families. Their pack and family becomes the people they live with.Beglian Shepherds, or Belgian Malinois...

Dogs: My Lab puppy, biting and barking, bite, bark
bite, bark: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting, they...

Dogs: Labs behavior, lymes disease, shelley davis
lymes disease, shelley davis, behavorist: Dear Veronica, Thank you for writing to me. The first thing to do is to have Roxy checked out medically...concentrate on two issues...thyroid and lymes disease tests. Both can produce aggression if not in the normal range. Make sure the thyroid is...

Dogs: Lhasapoo is Itching like crazy!, flax seed oil, fish oil supplements
flax seed oil, fish oil supplements, vitamin b complex: What are you feeding? Feed her a good premium quality food such as Flint River. Wellness, Natural Balance. NO by products, wheat, corn soy or chemicals. Do absolutely put her on pet derm, add five hundred mgs of vitamin C broken into three daily doses,. omega...

Dogs: Litter box training, flea shampoos, litter box training
flea shampoos, litter box training, small dogs: There is flea shampoos that are made for puppies one brand is Zodiac Flea and Tick Shampoo for Puppies and that is the best brand use for such a young puppy there are other flea shampoos for puppies,but many say not to use them in puppies under 10-12 week...

Dogs: Low Cost Neutering Clinic, dog obedience training, dog on dog aggression
dog obedience training, dog on dog aggression, dog to dog aggression: Hi Susan, Neutering your dog can certainly help control aggression, but there are times when the problem isn t as simple as just neutering the dog. Here is some more info on dog on dog aggression: http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/dog-to-dog-aggression.html...

Dogs: Lumps, boston terrier puppy, boston terrier
boston terrier puppy, boston terrier, two lumps: Hi Jenifer, It s foolish to try to self diagnose any medical problem. It s twice as foolish to self diagnose by description alone. You are obviously concerned about the two masses you ve found, you should have your dog examined by a veterinarian. ...

Dogs: lab and shitsu puppies, labrador retriever puppy, shitsu puppies
labrador retriever puppy, shitsu puppies, shih tsu: Most young dogs enjoy playing with other young dogs. It gets rough at times, but even different sizes seem to do OK. At 20 months the Shih Tsu should still be young enough to enjoy puppy play. Early socialization is more important than specific breeds....

Dogs: lactating mother yorkie, electric breast pumps, preventive steps
electric breast pumps, preventive steps, health reasons: Hi Lori, To help her dry her milk up, you can slow her feed down. Don t starve her, but feed her what you normally did before she became pregnant. The extra food is what helped her to produce milk. You can also apply cool compresses on her breasts. Just...

Dogs: large bloody mass, types of cysts, blood work
types of cysts, blood work, cyst: Hi Shelley, If it smells that bad it sounds like the growth may be infected, which can be causing the discomfort you ve noted. I m not a veterinarian, but speaking from experience, it might be possible to drain the cyst, rather than surgically removing...

Dogs: leash habits, golden retriever, bowls
golden retriever, bowls, habit: It might just take time for him to settle down,for a few days walk him out as you have been,but after about three days just put the leash on him,but don t hold it and just go outside with him,and let him drag the leash,with you being outside with him,you may...

Dogs: lethargic puppy, unsalted chicken broth, last saturday night
unsalted chicken broth, last saturday night, chihuahua puppy: Go NOW and get some nutrical, start her on it immediately. Give it to her once an hour for a couple of hours to see if you can get her up and going, just put it on the roof of her mouth if she won t eat it. Get some baby food, chicken only, the beginner tiny...

Dogs: lhasa apso hair, cowboy magic detangler, horse product
cowboy magic detangler, horse product, lhasa apso: When you say grow it out , do you mean like a show coat? That is a lot of work! I would probably be tempted to scissor the coat down a bit so that it better blends into the cut-out areas. One product that is pretty popular with owners of these type of coated...

Dogs: licking in mouth, hygiene problem, nervous habit
hygiene problem, nervous habit, dental hygiene: Hi Cindy, It could be a few things: Deference to higher in status dogs in the household. A nervous habit like nail biting. Negative attention is better than no attention al all! Or a dental hygiene problem. Have they had their annual cleaning? ...

Dogs: licking urine, skink lizard, question pool
skink lizard, question pool, shizu: Perhaps whoever you sent this to originally sent it to the question pool because they couldn t give a good answer. I can t either. I am not sure anybody can say more than to keep working withthe vet and hope the behavior problems go away once she is feeling...

Dogs: My lil Daschund, dirty habit, bladder infection
dirty habit, bladder infection, bladder infections: Hi Tiffany, Is her bed in her crate? Did she come from a pet store? If so, you do have your work cut out for you. Has she been dewormed? If she is having bowel movements on her bed more so than urinating that may be the culprit. If she is mostly...

Dogs: How long does parvo virus last in a yard?, chlorine bleach, nasty virus
chlorine bleach, nasty virus, old dog: Parvo is a nasty virus that is extremely hardy. I have heard that it can survive heat and cold for at least a year. After four years, however, I would think it should have finally died out, but I would still be leary myself, if I were you. Losing one dog to...

Dogs: loss of appetite, not eating
not eating: You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something that will respond...

Dogs: loss of fur, flint river ranch, meat protein
flint river ranch, meat protein, quality diet: This will most likely take some testing by the veterinarian to determine the problem. It could be hypothyroidism, Cushing s disease, mange, or even diet. Be sure you are feeding a quality diet like Eagle, Canidae, Wellness, Solid Gold, or Flint River Ranch....

Dogs: Male Springer Spaniel, neuter clinics, low cost spay neuter
neuter clinics, low cost spay neuter, heat cycle: Hi Dianna, Unfortunately, the carrying on your dog is displaying is the 100% normal reaction a male dog has when a female dog is in heat. On average, a female dog s heat cycle lasts on average for 23 days, twice a year. You can expect this reaction...

Dogs: Mini dachshund problem, mini dachshund, vet visits
mini dachshund, vet visits, eagle pack: A 3 month should have had several vet visits. If you haven t discussed this with the vet, do so at once. In nearly all cases if a dog isn t eating enough to hide its ribs, it is sick. If you can t see the ribs, it is lean and healthy. The dogs you are...

Dogs: Mini dachshund problem, mini dachshund, vitamin and mineral supplement
mini dachshund, vitamin and mineral supplement, eagle pack: It sounds like something is bothering his system. Take him to a vet and have him checked out. Get him a vitamin AND mineral supplement. The eagle food should be fine, how many times a day are you feeding him? At 3 months he should be on 3 times a day...

Dogs: Mixed Breeds, puggle, cute one
puggle, cute one, cindi: Umm, in what manner? I think they are adorable. A fad, but a very cute one. Hybrids so they should be healthy and long lived. A very very cute cross done correctly. I hate the fact that so many people jumped on the fad wagon and are indiscriminantly breeding...

Dogs: Mixed breed dog showing territorial behavior, thyroid problems, dogs and cats
thyroid problems, dogs and cats, territorial behavior: This could be senility. A lot of dogs begin to show signs at this age. Here s a great website that gives you examples of those behaviors. If your dog is exhibiting these signs, let your vet know and discuss options with him. Plus come back here and I ll be...

Dogs: Mother eats alll her young, patner, spayed
patner, spayed, akc: This is a good illustration of the problems that can come up in breeding. It is very difficult to do right. I don t have the extensive experience and training and reading needed to answer your questions. If you are not ready to make the commitment to what...

Dogs: Moving with a sheltie/lab mix, accepting a job offer, accepting a job
accepting a job offer, accepting a job, kongs: Shelties are barkers by nature. You re really going to be asking a lot of your dog.After having spent her entire life in one place,and with a companion to be moved into a smaller area, with less attention and to be spending a great deal of time alone, Are...

Dogs: My male boxer, scrotal sac, undescended testicle
scrotal sac, undescended testicle, abdominal cavity: Hi Cassie, Every once in a while a male puppy will have only one testicle in the scrotal sac instead of the normal two. The medical term for the condition is Cryptorchidism . In the normal pup, the testicles develop in the abdominal cavity but within...

Dogs: my male dog wont stop spraying?, wits end, purina
wits end, purina, peeing: Well one last thing you can try since the crate and the pee pads don t work,is when you take him outside or go on a walk-when he goes to life his leg,pull him away and tell him no this works as well,as you are letting him know that marking isn t allowed...

Dogs: malties three and half year old, area rugs, medical cause
area rugs, medical cause, furnature: Hi Hala, You didn t say if your dog has ever been house trained or not. If he was house trained, and the urination on your furnature and rugs is a new development, then your dog should have a vet exam to rule out a medical cause for this problem. If...

Dogs: maltipoo, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Deb, Thank you for writing to me about your maltipoo who has decided to use your house as a bathroom recently. 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: medicine, benadryl, pomeranian
benadryl, pomeranian, blood tests: You can find Benadryl or store brand equivalents everywhere. Give up to 2 mg per pound of body weight. He might be better off if you paid for blood tests to identify the problem. You could try a change of food. That doesn t mean going to an expensive...

Dogs: min pin, obedience classes, obedience training
obedience classes, obedience training, different levels of intelligence: So much depends on the individual dog. Just as with people, there are different levels of intelligence, and if she learned how to learn as she should have during her first twelve weeks, she most certainly will be trainable. I have read that min pins...

Dogs: min pin, temperament test, obedience commands
temperament test, obedience commands, adult dogs: Hi David, Before adopting the dog, she should be evaluated for temperament. A year old dog that hasn t been trained in any way, and has been doing whatever it wants, whenever it wants may have problems other than being difficult to train. It may also...

Dogs: min pin, Dog training
Dog training: For house training the best way is with a crate,and keep her in there all the time,except to go outside,to be fed,to play ect for about 3 weeks,and slowly let her out more,and if she makes an accident,back in the crate she goes for about 10 days As for...

Dogs: min pin, older, housebreaking
older, housebreaking, obedience: If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The important part will be teaching it that if it goes to the door, you will let it out. It will be much more difficult if the dog was forced to live in its filth....

Dogs: min pin, housebreaking, older
housebreaking, older: The biggest difference with is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. If a dog has been living where it could keep its living space clean, it should quickly catch on. The important part will be teaching it that...

Dogs: mixing dogs, jean donaldson, genetic predisposition
jean donaldson, genetic predisposition, giant breed: Hi Kerry, While I suppose anything is possible, I think adding a Cane Corso of either sex may not be the best way to go. You did not mention the age of the Canes, but know that they may become more aggressive as they age at least that has been my experience....

Dogs: mother dog does not want to feed her puppies, terrific family, ph level
terrific family, ph level, beautiful nature: Hi Simone, Many puppy deaths occur simply because the mother s milk is bad. Since the mother will not necessarily act sick if her milk is bad, it s most of the time impossible to tell if her milk is ok or not. There is a wonderful product called Nitrazine...

Dogs: NEED HELP Fast! in any way dog in possible danger!, flint river ranch, anal glands
flint river ranch, anal glands, miniature schnauzer: Yes, this dog does need to be seen by a veterinarian for a diagnosis. What he is experiencing is not normal. This could be a dietary problem (but that would be one really crappy diet for all his hair to fall out!), or he could have a physical condition...

Dogs: Need Advice - Getting a sibling - concerns, cartoon caracter, fit as a fiddle
cartoon caracter, fit as a fiddle, k mart: I hate to give Well it depends answers. It is hard to say how he will react to a new dog moving in. Even dogs that love visitors recognize when one moves in for good and may resent it. However, if you are in charge, he will get over it. The key to...

Dogs: Neona's growth, rotwieler, center bottom
rotwieler, center bottom, rib cage: Hi Valeska, There is no way to simply guess at what kind of growth your dog has. Your dog deserves more than guesswork, anyway. The only way to to diagnose the kind of growth your dog has is to have it examined by your veterinarian. Please don t put...

Dogs: Neona's growth, martin goldstein, shelley davis
martin goldstein, shelley davis, rotwieler: Hi Valeska, Thank you for writing to me about your Rottie s growth. Any growth should be looked at by a vet and anaylzed for potential malignancy. If your dog is moody, then have your vet run a full blood panel including for thyroid, lyme disease and...

Dogs: Neutering an English Bull Terrier, toy pom, english bull terrier
toy pom, english bull terrier, mozambique africa: Any dog that isn t going to used,should be neutered,and for a number of reasons It does greatly reduce aggression,and in a lot of cases gets rid of it all together,and also reduces the annoying habit of marking everything,and it also eliminates a number...

Dogs: New Dog Interacting with Current Pets, keeshonds, american eskimo
keeshonds, american eskimo, baby gate: Don, I would not allow the new dog to interact with your other dogs at all yet. She needs to bond with you and you need to earn her respect, so that if a problem does arise, you can deal with it more easily. The new dog needs to be spending more time in a...

Dogs: New Lab Puppy, labrador puppy, seperation anxiety
labrador puppy, seperation anxiety, lab puppy: Although yours is a good detailed question, I missed Lucky s age. It may not be that important since many fairly young adults won t want much to do with puppies. If she doesn t want to play with the new puppy, there may not be much you can do to help. Lavish...

Dogs: New Maltese, table scraps, vet check
table scraps, vet check, dogs food: While I am trained and experienced with dogs that don t eat, I suggest looking elsewhere on the grooming, either a local professional, or check the other experts profiles here, look for ones with grooming experience. Nobody knows everything, and the most...

Dogs: New Puppy Corgi - Friend for Current Corgi, fox fox, joy and happiness
fox fox, joy and happiness, pembroke welsh corgi: This is a tough question. It is hard to get inside those furry little heads. At 3 years old, he is mature and settled into his routine. Even dogs that welcome visitors, may resent a permanent, new resident. I hate to say take the new puppy back, but maybe...

Dogs: New Puppy Problem, Husky, poo eating
Husky, poo eating: Hi Amber, At 12 weeks you can manage her and the cat can roam free. Try an elevated puppy gate with enough room to allow the cat under (or over) and keep her either on a leash or establish another barrier. The quicker you arrest the habit from developing...

Dogs: New Sheltie Puppy -- TONS of Questions!, Puppy chow chewing housebreaking toys rawhide shampoo collar brush book
Puppy chow chewing housebreaking toys rawhide shampoo collar brush book: You will need somebody with more Sheltie experience than me to answer on the ears. Perhaps I will have a chance to talk to somebody at 4-H tomorrow night. Usually there are Shelties at 4-H and they do quite well. Spraying is more commonly used with...

Dogs: Nursing dog, proper socialization, how to raise a puppy
proper socialization, how to raise a puppy, miniature schnauzer: Nursing bitches always (or should) clean up after their puppies. If they didn t, the den would soon get pretty unlivable in the wild. Why are they outside in a pen? They should be in the house where they can get proper socialization with people. I suggest...

Dogs: Nutrition, flax seed oil, corn wheat
flax seed oil, corn wheat, cocker spaniels: She should be on a grain free food, one with no corn, wheat, soy or byproducts. Wellness, Natural Balance, Oriijen, Flint River, Eagle Pack all make great foods that would fit her needs, A good supplement program is also a necessity. Vitamins A,E,C,calcium,bone...

Dogs: neutering older dogs, passive animal, grave injustice
passive animal, grave injustice, neutering older dogs: I don t know that it is a problem to neuter an older dog. Responsible breeding programs retire and neuter their studs at about that age. Doing so will still reduce the chances of cancer as well as help with the behavior. You may not see it right away. ...

Dogs: neuting brothers, putty knives, house plants
putty knives, house plants, bowel movements: A couple big putty knives work well on bowel movements. Just slide one under it while holding it with the other. This gets it up with a minimum of pushing it down into the carpet. This works with even relatively soft ones, vomit, dirt from over turned house...

Dogs: new dog afraid of boyfriend, obedience training, australian cattle
obedience training, australian cattle, private trainer: I really do all I can to encourage adopting older dogs. Unfortunately, sometimes they come with past baggage. What you are doing sound good. Include walks and obedience training. If it doesn t help before long, you may need a private trainer or behaviorist...

Dogs: new dog afraid of boyfriend, australian cattle, hi jill
australian cattle, hi jill, family environment: Hi Jill, Your dog s aggression towards your boyfriend all boils down to the issue of dominance. To your dog, the family environment is no different to the dog-pack environment. Your dog has ranked each member of the family, and has her own perception...

Dogs: new nursing dog, white german shepherd, dogloo
white german shepherd, dogloo, pup: I have never heard of a bitch doing that, and I would be concerned that it would get chilled being hauled around and away from the nest . At this age she should still be unwilling to leave the puppies at all, and I always have mine set up so that they cannot...

Dogs: new pup, lab puppy, adult dogs
lab puppy, adult dogs, scruff of the neck: Unfortunately, some adult dogs just do not do well with puppies, and I think your male might be one of them. Putting a puppy in its place for perceived infractions is perfectly normal behavior and is how adults teach a puppy, but a normal adult does...

Dogs: Two new puppies, seperate, puppies
seperate, puppies, puppy: Kris, I cannot give you advice on this because I cannot see exactly what is taking place. I would suggest you find a local behaviorist/trainer who can come to your house and assess the situation and help you to solve it. Without seeing it firsthand, I cannot...

Dogs: new puppy, two puppies, clap your hands
two puppies, clap your hands, world war three: Hi Linda, Congratulations on getting the new puppies. It s okay if your two puppies play roughly together. In a real dog fight, one of the dogs would get hurt, and they don t stop halfway through and wag their tails. While it can appear rough, and...

Dogs: new puppy, chew older dog correct puppy
chew older dog correct puppy: Many older dogs just aren t interested in puppy play. I would support the older dogs and work at teaching the puppy to leave them alone. correct it as soon as it focuses on them like anything else it shouldn t chew. When you are watching it, immediately...

Dogs: new puppy, intestinal blockages, rawhide chews
intestinal blockages, rawhide chews, real solution: If she is squatting and no pee, likely she has a UTI and needs antibiotics from the vet. Repeated ones may call for a change of diet which the vet can suggest. The best solution to the chewing is a crate. I am familiar with young Labs which tend to...

Dogs: new puppy fears (his), fear confidence terrified
fear confidence terrified: Chances are whoever had his mother didn t understand the importance of introducing the puppies to new experiences between 6-12 weeks. Not experiencing such walks before 12 weeks, he now finds them strange and frightening. He may never do as well as most...

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

Dogs: nudered but still humping and marking, teacup chihuaha, loud noise
teacup chihuaha, loud noise, neutering: Hi Debbie, You didn t say how long ago your dog was neutered. It takes a few weeks, to a month before the responsible hormone levels drop off. That same, humping behavior is used by dogs of both sexes as a signal of dominance, and has nothing to do with...

Dogs: nursing dog, goats milk, goat milk
goats milk, goat milk, hot pack: She needs an antibiotic and the puppies need to continue nursing. Hot packs will help but won t clear up the problem, GEt her her to the vet for medication and start the hot packs asap., Make sure the puppies nurse after you hot pack and drain that breast,...

Dogs: nursing problems, lack of calcium, muscle tremors
lack of calcium, muscle tremors, muscle stiffness: Mike, did you have a vet treat her? Usually, this problem occurs when the bitch has been given too much calcium during pregnancy (which is why you are not supposed to supplement a pregnant bitch with calcium). It is known as eclampsia, hypocalcemia, or milk...

Dogs: nutricion, purina one, daysi
purina one, daysi, eagle pack: Hi Janet Put your dogs on something with no by products, wheat, soy or corn. Wellness,Natural Balance, Flint River, Eagle Pack, or something along those lines. Your dog food bill will go down. Because you will be paying for less fillers and undigestables....

Dogs: Obedience, obedience class, flat collar
obedience class, flat collar, leather leash: Come needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4...

Dogs: Odd behavior in Lab, poop and pee, bitches in season
poop and pee, bitches in season, lab puppy: A change in potty habits, if it isn t due to physical reasons (such as a bladder infection), is usually due to some sort of stress. It seems unlikely that a new puppy next door would be stressful, but all dogs are different. Is anyone in the household having...

Dogs: Old dog, new habit., older, crate
older, crate, tie down: I am a strong advocate of the crate, but I am not sure a 9 year old would adjust well. Have you discussed this problem with the vet? An older dog might adjust better to a tie down, just a short length of chain with a snap. I continued one when a 10...

Dogs: Older Dog and New Puppy, greyhound mix, girl dogs
greyhound mix, girl dogs, positive reinforcement: Hi Rebekah, Dogs become jealous when they fear their place in the family pack or in your heart is being threatened. Your older dog may be feeling jealous of the attention you re giving the puppy, if she hasn t been sharing you with another dog, until...

Dogs: Outdoor Puppy Training, alaskan malamute, outdoor dogs
alaskan malamute, outdoor dogs, wolf cub: Your puppy is too young to be outside by himself. If he were a wolf cub, he would still be spending most of his time in the den with his littermates, with brief excursions outside under his mother s supervision. Puppies need to have lots of socialization with...