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Dogs: dod on heat, urinary track infection, vulva
urinary track infection, vulva, 10 months: Well it could be that she is in heat, but it if you don t see any blood, it could be a urinary track infection. Is she crate trained? Sometimes if they have to hold the urine too long they will get an infection. If you don t see blood by tomorrow, take...

Dogs: dog, flea control
flea control: Hi Henry, Not only the cost is the problem with these treatments, the poison they deliver has to be processed trough the liver. This also effects the pets immune system and weakens it. It can be used in cases where severe infestation is present but should...

Dogs: dog, natural flea control, flea comb
natural flea control, flea comb, fleas: Here is the best site on anything to do with fleas: http://www.fleascontrol.com/ For natural control, comb through the dog with a flea comb every day and kill every flea you find by hand. Run your fingers everywhere over the dog, too, and remove ticks as...

Dogs: dog, five dollars, fleas
five dollars, fleas, four months: I am sorry I don t understand the question. You will have to write in full sentences. Does your dog wear clothes or are you talking about something else. If I go way out on a limb here and make a guess, you may be asking me how much to purchase a dog?...

Dogs: dog, organic apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar
organic apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar, mule team borax: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. It is unclear as to whether your puppy already has fleas or you want to prevent them. If your puppy has ticks you MUST have him tested for Lyme disease in a month or so unless you notice any sign of lameness and then he should...

Dogs: dog, flea control
flea control: Hi Henry, Getting rid of fleas on your dog is a two step process. Fleas spend only part of their life cycle on your dog. The rest of the time, they re living in the cracks of your floors, in carpet fibers, and in your furniture s upholstery. So you need...

Dogs: dog's behavior, health brochures, fatal infections
health brochures, fatal infections, spay neuter: Almost any behavior is to be expected. The second and third weeks are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything to get loose and get to a male. Once loose, an accidental breeding and an unwanted litter is...

Dogs: dog bitng, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, lab puppy: 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: dog injury, neglect
neglect: Hi Candy, Your dog has been limping around in this condition for far too long. He isn t yelping for no apparent reason , the reason is he s in pain, as you would be if you had these symptoms! There is absolutely no way to look at your dog s injury...

Dogs: my dog passed away, internal parasites, prolapsed rectum
internal parasites, prolapsed rectum, parvovirus: I am sorry to hear about your puppy. How long did you have this puppy before it became ill, and what did the vet say when he saw the puppy and tried to treat him? Your question really is a question you should be asking your veterinarian. These symptoms...

Dogs: What dog is right for me., great pyrenees, border collie
great pyrenees, border collie, pyranese: Hi Pyrenees don t start to get protective until they are around 2 years old and sometimes 3. Border collies may or may not become protective. Dobies are very easy going these days and unless you crop the ears they don t even look dangerous, they have...

Dogs: My dogs ear lobe has blackish dots, skin tags
skin tags: Hi Sonia, Skin tags and polyps, are also sometimes called fibropapillomas and achrochordons . These are benign growths that are not cancerous. They can be confused with some forms of cancer, most notably keratoacanthomas (benign) and melanomas (often...

Dogs: Elderly Lab, black labrador retriever, pain relief medication
black labrador retriever, pain relief medication, kidney condition: Hi Betty, You didn t say if Shardik has been diagnosed with a liver or kidney condition, or what his medical problems are. Not being able to process protein is a serious symptom, and feeding him the wrong foods can make the condition worse. So please...

Dogs: Elderly Lab, black labrador retriever, muscle atrophy
black labrador retriever, muscle atrophy, betty dear: Dear Betty, That is so sad to hear. Yes, I can help. Do Shardik a great favor and put him on Life s Abundance found at http://www.pipschoice.com This is my site and I can help you with getting him back to feeling good again. I suggest you put him on the...

Dogs: Elderly Lab, black labrador retriever, dry dog food
black labrador retriever, dry dog food, natural dog food: Hi Betty, It s a tough thing to go through with our elder dogs. We went through it twice in the last year. If he s having a problem processing protein, the best thing to do is supplement with some predigested proteins. Predigested proteins can bypass...

Dogs: One ear up, fabric glue, ear flap
fabric glue, ear flap, pugalier: Louise, Yes ears are strange things. Ears that are supposed to be down sometimes go up; ears that are supposed to be up go down..I find that constant massaging helps, and there is an ear cream that can be purchased at Petedge.com and Cherrybrook.com that...

Dogs: english bulldog skin & staph problem, old english bulldog, bulldog skin
old english bulldog, bulldog skin, allergy formula: Hi Lisa, Just remember, I m not a vet and not legally allowed to tell you to go off any medications. I would be careful taking him off the antibiotics until your vet can verify that he don t need them for the staph. As far as any other issues going on with...

Dogs: Fear and anxiety outside, conformation classes, obedience classes
conformation classes, obedience classes, mini schnauzer: I would assume this will remain the same or get worse if something isn t done to change the behavior. Whatever you do, NEVER baby him and tell him, It s okay, everything is fine... as that tells him that his behavior is acceptable and what you want to see....

Dogs: New problem--- POOP eating, closet shelving, work part time
closet shelving, work part time, wire grid: You need to be out there with her and give her an Ut, ut, ut! . Remove her from the area and clean it up. You can try food additives, the home remedies pineapple juice or canned pumpkin or the commercial products Forbid or Deter. Why dogs do it is poorly...

Dogs: Female Boxer Dog, heat cycle
heat cycle: Hi Sherif, While 6-7 months of age is the average of when you should expect the onset of heat cycles, it isn t set in stone age for the first heat cycle. Many dogs have their first heat cycle at 12-14 months of age. It really depends upon what the norm...

Dogs: Finding the right guard dog, great pyrenees, security dogs
great pyrenees, security dogs, border collie: In many cases my advice as a expert is to follow your heart. Get the Doberman. Some individuals within any of the those breeds would be excellent. Dogs vary so much within a breed, that nobody can say which breed might best fit your needs. I know there...

Dogs: finding the right dog, great pyrenees, border collie
great pyrenees, border collie, two dogs: Those would be the top breeds I would recommend also,and if a Doberman is the breed you prefer,then go with one. Dobes are VERY loyal to there owners,and also get along with other animals-and they do look imposing to anyone looking to cause trouble. but you...

Dogs: Grooming a Schnauzer, standard schnauzer, straight columns
standard schnauzer, straight columns, rear legs: The inside of the thighs is not pulled, but is scissored, although since your dog is black, you may want to pull an occasional long hair or rake through that area with a stripping knife occasionally to keep the color good and dark. Basically, you want to see...

Dogs: great dane, q tip, great danes
q tip, great danes, great dane: Unless they are papered or you ve seen both parents, you can t know for sure. Even if there were mouth markings or other similar traits that were specific to Great Danes, a Dane mix could still inherit these traits. Your veterinarian should be able to...

Dogs: HELP!!, obedience class, dogs fight
obedience class, dogs fight, natural instincts: Are you sure they are fighting, or is it just rough play? Sometimes it is hard to tell. Fighting will have many quick,short snaps, the hair on the back up, and one trying to get away. Growling will be low in the throat. There will also be broken skin and...

Dogs: Housebreaking Problems, housebreaking problems, natures miracle
housebreaking problems, natures miracle, exercise pen: Not knowing his feeding schedule, I m going to assume he s free-fed. So first of all, make sure he s on a feeding schedule. Free-fed dogs are much harder to housebreak, because they are more likely to eat small portions more frequently. More frequent...

Dogs: Indian breeds, Rare Indian Breeds
Rare Indian Breeds: Hi Caroline, Thank you for sharing those native breeds of Indian dogs with me. From my reading I can see that they are rare, even in India. I found it interesting that the Kanni (who s name means unmarried girl) comes from the fact that the dog used to...

Dogs: introducing a kitten to a 5 yr old staff, introducing a kitten, shelley davis
introducing a kitten, shelley davis, little kitten: Hi Vickie, Thanks for writing to me. In my opinion, this is not a good situation. Staffies have a strong prey drive and this little kitten is too vulnerable. I think you should get other opinions from some of the behavorists on this list...look under...

Dogs: NuVet Supplement for pitbull; Huggies baby wipes;, tea tree oil, nuvet
tea tree oil, nuvet, four paws: Itchy dog needs NuVET Plus - NuVET for allergies, all - natural; Hi Jenna, Please see the Vet if her paws become raw. Here is what we do for pets with itchy paws - We consider this Environmental allergies: What you will need: Unscented Huggies Baby...

Dogs: Jack Russell Terrier Discipline, jack russell terrier, jack russels
jack russell terrier, jack russels, fox terrier: It sounds like she is now trying to be in charge now that your husband is away,and she is wanting to show the other one she is alpha . The best way to stop this would be to muzzle her and then they can sort it out(with no one getting hurt). Once rank has...

Dogs: Lymes vaccine, Lyme DIsease
Lyme DIsease: Hi Pam, Lyme Disease (not Lymes ) has a tendency to persist in dogs, antibiotics should be continued for three to four weeks although the effects can be seen in two to three days. The prognosis of this disease is good and in most cases the dog will fully...

Dogs: lab puppie, intestinal blockages, adult teeth
intestinal blockages, adult teeth, sturdy stuff: 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: labrador, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Arslan, Due to your dog s skin thickening (because of the eczema) your dog may lose hair in the areas that are affected. The hair loss will be gradual and may cause a bald patch. If her skin looks like it s improving, but there is still hair loss, you...

Dogs: licking my mouth, dominance behavior, mouths
dominance behavior, mouths, dogs: Their tails are always straight up and stiff when it is a dominance behavior. If the tail is low and wagging it s submissive. And other times it s just liking food off of your face. But dominance the tail is straight up and rigid sometimes wagging slowly...

Dogs: losing fur on tail, shiz tzus, causes of hair loss
shiz tzus, causes of hair loss, avocado oil: What food did you switch to? Has it gotten worse after the switch? Poor nutrition and diet, stress and nervousness are common causes of hair loss. If you are willing to try food & supplements together check into www.lifesabundance.com/iluvmypetz Even at...

Dogs: Male vs Female Lab puppy, lab puppy, canine pets
lab puppy, canine pets, females: Females are generally calmer,as well as less territorial than males though it s not always a huge difference. Generally if raised with cats a puppy of either gender will be perfect-though as I said females are calmer and less likely to annoy the cats. but...

Dogs: Medical opinion, pink tongue, mastiff
pink tongue, mastiff, st bernard: Dear Ronnie, Thanks for your question. I am pleased that your are concerned about your dog. I wouldn t worry so much about the white bump on your dogs tongue. This could be perfectly normal. In some cases this could be a type of disease, so I m glad...

Dogs: Milk Bones and My Dogs' Diet, baby carrot, milk bones
baby carrot, milk bones, dog biscuits: Hi Luis, You don t have to feed your dog ANY treats, his regular dog food provides all the nutrition he needs. If your dog is gaining weight, you can cut back on the treats, or give him just half a treat (he doesn t know the difference), give him reduced...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer, miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer
miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer, how to raise a puppy: I have heard about dogs with health issues like Kika, but have never known any personally. http://www.2ndchance.info/dogdilcardiomyopathy.htm Apparently, this condition can be hereditary in some breeds. As to Roxie, it would appear that she needs to be...

Dogs: My malamute don't talk anymore, shelley davis, kim hi
shelley davis, kim hi, malamutes: Hi Kim, Thank you for writing to me about your Enya. I well know the talking that Malamutes and Huskies do as I ve always had northern breeds. You don t mention how old Enya is or her health condition. The first thing I would do is take her in for a...

Dogs: my maltese was attacked by a pit bull, drainage tube, vet tech
drainage tube, vet tech, pain pills: Hi Tracy, It could be helpful to have somebody hold your dog as you clean his drains. Wrapping him tightly in a large towel can help keep him still. If you can t clean the tubes by yourself, contact your vet s office. If the tubes are still needed, it...

Dogs: mastiff wont eat, neopalitan mastiff, large breed dogs
neopalitan mastiff, large breed dogs, canadae: Hi Gaby, I must assume that you have and if you haven t, get him to the vet for a check up. You have to rule out any medical conditions first. Sometimes dogs will go through stages growing up, they may eat a lot more for a little while and sometimes...

Dogs: New puppy and older dog, staffordshire bull terrier, jack russell puppy
staffordshire bull terrier, jack russell puppy, staffy: It is always best to introduce dogs in neutral territory... like a park... so that the resident dog doesn t get territorial. At this point, I would leave the puppy confined so that the adult can sniff him with a barrier between them. When it is time to...

Dogs: i need help getting my older dog to accept puppy
Consistently is very important in correcting jumping and other problems. Quickly correcting him each and every time he jumps on somebody is very important. He must never get the affection he wants. A number of things have been used including some negative...

Dogs: new dog whines all the time, toilet area, puggle
toilet area, puggle, pain in the neck: Hi Megan, If your dog isn t doing all that she needs to during her walks, when you get back to your home you shouldn t give her the run of the house. After all, you know she still needs to go ! When she hasn t done everything she needs to do during a...

Dogs: Possive with toys and my other dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: This is true possessiveness, quick, short snaps, hackles raised, stiff legged, and not just Its more fun to fight over a toy with another dog ? If so, you must start with stronger leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

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

Dogs: Puppy mills, animal cruelty laws, puppy mill
animal cruelty laws, puppy mill, intact dogs: Hi Valery, There aren t that many states that have puppy mill laws on the books. Only around 10 states passed laws in 2009 to crack down on abusive puppy mills. In 2010, Missouri voters passed Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act , which...

Dogs: pitbull, Mastitis
Mastitis: Hi Frankie, What you re describing sounding like Mastitis, which is a bacterial infection of the mammary glands. Untreated, this condition can turn to gangrene, and the infection can prove to be fatal. If the puppies develop diarrhea from nursing on...

Dogs: my puppie.., tea tree shampoo, flea problem
tea tree shampoo, flea problem, maltipoo: Hi Kim, Fleas are so awful! First make sure you get rid of the flea problem. Bathe her in an oatmeal based with tea tree shampoo. You may want to order a spray that heals skin damage. I can suggest the products here http://www.mypetslovethisstuff.com...

Dogs: My puppies, chilled puppies
chilled puppies: Hi Kerene, At about 6 weeks old, your puppies should be physically mature to be okay if they were to briefly get chilled. Only very young puppies (under 3 weeks old) can t regulate their body temperature. After 5 weeks of age puppies can be kept at normal...

Dogs: puppies, closet shelving, getting a puppy
closet shelving, getting a puppy, dangerous time: 6 weeks is borderline too early. Another week or 2 would be ideal. They should always be in their homes before 12 weeks. The period between 6-12 weeks is a dangerous time. One sniff where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months can bring on...

Dogs: puppies/ aggression, border collie mix, cocker spaniel
border collie mix, cocker spaniel, border collie: At that age I would doubt it is true fighting. Is the hair on their backs up, noses wrinkled, and quick short snaps? If not they are just playing. The recent start does worry me. Play begins almost as soon as they are mobile. Talk to the vet about...

Dogs: Red spots on a bulldoggie tongue, purina beneful, premium pet foods
purina beneful, premium pet foods, commercial pet foods: Hi Giselle, It s hard to say, it could be a reaction from either one. Your vet should have been able to tell you if there was any side effects from the medicine. I ve seen a lot of dogs with a lot of allergy problems but I ve never seen one with any...

Dogs: Right Dog for Daughter and Condo, staffordshire bull terrier, taking care of dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, taking care of dogs, puppy mills: Hi, The Bull Terrier would be a good choice. Most any dog will be good with children if the pet is young when acquired. For my thoughts, to rescue a dog from the pound and give it a forever home is a very noble thing to do. Your saving the life of an...

Dogs: rhodesian ridgeback; estrus question, rhodesian ridgeback puppy, puppy bitch
rhodesian ridgeback puppy, puppy bitch, rhodesian ridgeback: sam, I don t mean to frighten you, but I want you to immediately pull her vulva open and see if there is a thick clear or milky discharge. If not, ok she may have a bladder infection that is making a bloody smell. If she has that thick milky puss like...

Dogs: Salivary Gland, enlarged lymph node, enlarged lymph nodes
enlarged lymph node, enlarged lymph nodes, needle aspiration: Hi Ali, You didn t say if your vet did a needle aspiration of the fluid in the growth. Aspirating cells or liquids is a very useful diagnostic tool for many situations, including salivary cysts. Possible causes of this swelling of the salivary glands...

Dogs: Schnauzer 6 Suddenly pottying in house, bladder stones, vet visit
bladder stones, vet visit, bladder infection: Anytime one has a (housebroken) schnauzer and its urinary habits change for the worse, it is time for a vet visit since this breed is prone to urinary problems. It could be a bladder infection or bladder stones... or she could be developing urinary incontinence,...

Dogs: Schnauzer having seizures, family vet, seizure
family vet, seizure, seizures: Hello Kathy, Sorry to hear this about your little girl. I would hold her, I believe it s better for the pet to feel your love and to talk to her as she is going through a seizure. I can t say whether or not she is feeling pain, we just don t know. ...

Dogs: Service Dog, pit bulls, service dogs
pit bulls, service dogs, child adult: Pit Bulls can be service dogs, but why would you want one (unless you want everyone to stay away from you). You re also setting yourself up for more confrontations since it s not a a common service dog breed. You ll get questioned more often trying to go...

Dogs: Shitzu/ terrier male dog 6 months old, animal behaviorist, hypothyroid dogs
animal behaviorist, hypothyroid dogs, male puppy: Oreo has obviously never learned bite inhibition, and he may be a very dominant dog who is too dominant for your family... particularly since you have small children in the family. He needs some behavior modification, and this is not something that can be...

Dogs: Skinny pup, hip bones, dewormer
hip bones, dewormer, blue heeler: You didn t mention if you gave him a dewormer when you had him or not. The majority of people who deworm puppies only buy dewormer that kills roundworms. So, even if you dewormed him, he might have another type of worm that was unaffected by that particular...

Dogs: Toilet training a cross Dachshund, closing doors, grassy spot
closing doors, grassy spot, toilet training: You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they are ready to relieve themselves. You will need to learn to read the dog and learn its schedule, and when it needs to go out....

Dogs: FOR TREATMENT, canned dog food, dry food
canned dog food, dry food, vegetarian diet: Aditya, I don t know the brand name of this medicine. You will need to ask a veterinarian. My expertise is in nutrition and not medicine. Feeding schedule should be three times a day. Your dog needs a premium dog food that is free of any wheat, corn,...

Dogs: Unexplained weight loss ; test for Giardia; try Life's abundance food; , miniature dacshund, canned dog food
miniature dacshund, canned dog food, south carolina hope: Hi Erica, I would take a stool sample into the VET - Check for giardia.( A common problem - lives in the soil of our yards) Also, Please try the following : Helps with digestion and utilization of food and nutrients: Place this little one onto Life...

Dogs: unneutured male vs neutured male, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, privets: I see no reason to keep an intact 9 year old. He is too old to be used as a stud. Responsible breeder neuter their studs when they retire them. It could go a long ways to solve the problem. Better leadership on your part would help too. If you are...

Dogs: Vaccines, titer test, heart worm
titer test, heart worm, fecal test: Hi Steph, The Bordetella is optional; Heart worm test is needed yearly before they give you the RX for the monthly pills; Fecal Test is good to do 1-2 x per year to check for parasites; The other shots depend on the age of the Pet; If the dog is over...

Dogs: Weight Loss in Senior Dog, black labrador retriever, pet resuce
black labrador retriever, pet resuce, muscle atrophy: Hi Betty, What a great GRANDMA your are to Shardik! Yes, I have some ideas for you, Please give him some Life s Abundance dog food- Place 1 can on top of his dry food daily. Just 1 can per day will help to give him Quality... See here: Have it shipped...

Dogs: wont eat dry or canned dog food, dog not eating
dog not eating: Hi Debbie, If your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, getting a new dog may help her, but there s no way to guess at whether or not it will get her to eat. A new dog might have issues about sharing food with another dog, and you d have a whole other...

Dogs: my 2 chiuahua's are sick., emergency answering service, shelley davis
emergency answering service, shelley davis, munchins: Hi Laura, Thank you for writing to me. I can t say this any other way but if you want them to live, rush them to emergency. Call your vet or take them to an emergency animal hospital. I don t think they will live without that. They may have Parvo and...

Dogs: 3 year old boarder collie, boarder collie, dogs body language
boarder collie, dogs body language, dog obedience training: Hello Sam, The website http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/dog-to-dog-aggression.html Gives a good explanation why your dog might be aggressive toward other dogs. Once again obedience training is the key. At the first sign of any anxious...

Dogs: 7 month old Boxer loves eating grass, grass eating
grass eating: Hi Narelle, A seven month old puppy should not be getting milk. After a puppy is weaned (at around 5 weeks of age) they become lactose intolerant, and milk can lead to loose stools or an upset stomach. Many dogs eat grass for no other reason than because...

Dogs: Aggression, christina chambreau, scabs
christina chambreau, scabs, jessy: Ask the Veterinarian/kitten Advertisement Expert: Dr. Christina Chambreau - 4/24/2011 Question Hi, My kitten is about 5 months I know she has fleas, but this is getting treated, but she has scabs on her body she has had them for about 2 months...

Dogs: Aggressive behavior, pit bull mix, behavorist
pit bull mix, behavorist, sensitive dogs: Hi Diane, Thank you for writing to me about your pit bull. A dog doesn t suddenly turn aggressive for no reason. It s either medical or emotional or both. There is a reason and if you can find out what that is, you can then deal with it. First, have...

Dogs: Auto Immume Disease, omega fatty acids, auto immune disease
omega fatty acids, auto immune disease, rhodesian ridgebacks: I would certain get a second, or even a third, opinion on this. This is apparently a not-uncommon condition with Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and can be due to many different things: http://www.rhodesian-ridgeback-pedigree.org/articles-informations/health/bleeding-ear-tips-by-dr-cornelia-renczes.html...

Dogs: alergies to foods, auto immune disease, dr bronners
auto immune disease, dr bronners, homeopathic remedy: Hi Joanne, Thank you for writing to me about your itchy dog. Below are a variety of possibilities as to what is causing your dog to scratch. Please read them carefully to determine which are the most possible for your situation. You can also discuss...

Dogs: anexiety from a move?, teacup pomeranian, new apartment
teacup pomeranian, new apartment, pomeranian: All of a sudden the world she knew and loved has changed once again. Just give her time; she will come around. Do fun things with her, like going for walks... maybe find another small friend she can play with. Have patience. The dog you knew and loved will...

Dogs: Bathroom for dog, black labrador retreiver, bad dreams
black labrador retreiver, bad dreams, crate training: Wesley..this is a housebreaking issue and you need to get the dog off the bed and into a crate and redo crate training with the dog. As far as the kicking etc, she most likely is having bad dreams, but there is nothing you can do sto stop that. If you need...

Dogs: Boxer, allergen, vet
allergen, vet, boxer: I have answered such questions, but it wasn t my Boxer. I get very little feedback here and can t say what happened. There could be several causes, some of which yield to medicine from the vet quickly. If it is allergies, they can be tough to identify and...

Dogs: Breed???, jack russel terrier, hunting dog
jack russel terrier, hunting dog, size comparison: I would say she has some Jack Russel Terrier and maybe some Rat Terrier in her as well,both breeds are used for hunting rodents and are known to be quick bitters at times as well as a big dog attitude.I have provided links on both breeds http://dogbreedinfo.com/jackrussellterrier.htm...

Dogs: boxer in heat, heat cycle, lock and key
heat cycle, lock and key, couple days: Seasons can vary from bitch to bitch, but generally they are in season for at least 21 days. The bleeding usually lightens after a week or so, but occasionally a bitch will bleed for the entire three weeks. Most are prime from 8-15 days when they ovulate,...

Dogs: Cause of death, dog fleas, ant spray
dog fleas, ant spray, answer asap: Hi there, Thanks for your question. Your dog will have to go through massive changes after your other dogs death. He will have to adjust and accept a change in his life. Make sure your dog is well rested and gets a lot of food and water. Your vet...

Dogs: Chihuahua yelps in pain! WHY???, broken bones, conclusive results
broken bones, conclusive results, yelps: Glad to hear it is taken care of. Be sure to feed a healthy balanced diet to prevent further complications of this matter. Premium food free of wheat, corn, soy, by-products and chemical preservatives is imperative. As well as having at least half his diet...

Dogs: Choosing A Dog, smooth fox terrier, fox terrier
smooth fox terrier, fox terrier, jack russell: Hi Andrew, Boxers are in the number one position as far as dogs for children (for me anyway). They are wonderful. Only downside, lately, is they are prone to cancer and don t live past 10 years. So research VERY well and get a breeder who has dogs that...

Dogs: Choosing dog, smooth fox terrier, fox terrier
smooth fox terrier, fox terrier, jack russell: Hi Steven, Thanks for your question. Boxers are in the number one position as far as dogs for children (for me anyway). †They are wonderful. †Only downside, lately, is they are prone to cancer and don t live past 10 years. †So research VERY well and get...

Dogs: Crate training not working!, closing doors, lavish praise
closing doors, lavish praise, crate training: As I said in my first answer, the older a dog, the longer from eating and drinking until they need to eliminate. Sometimes I think it is the stress of being crated that leads to messing in it. Try giving her a Kong filled with peanut better. Freezing it...

Dogs: seizures, verbal commands, running in place
verbal commands, running in place, couple times: Hi Art, I think you misunderstood me. Being over excited doesn t necessarily cause seizures to occur, it s just a possible trigger. It s entirely possible for a dog to have a seizure at anytime of the day or night, as well as when it s overly excited....

Dogs: Dog afraid to go UP the deck stairs, Dog Afraid of Stairs, How To Help a Dog wtih Stairs
Dog Afraid of Stairs, How To Help a Dog wtih Stairs, Depth perception in dogs: Hi Maria, Thanks for your question submission and for taking the time to look at my bio and agree to the Vitrual Contract in it. You write that you send him down the deck stairs, so I have a hint that you don t always watch him as he interacts with...

Dogs: Dog afraid of grass, inch holes, invisible fence
inch holes, invisible fence, black labrador: Another way to get her onto the grass is to get an ex pen... it is a temporary pen that can be put up and taken down. the reason I suggested the plastic is that it is slower and kinder. The expen should be set up on the grass with water and she will have...

Dogs: Dog is afraid of storms, shelley davis, calming herbs
shelley davis, calming herbs, basis one: Hi Keri, Thanks you for writing to me about your munchkin s fear of thunder. Besides giving your dog calming herbs like ProQuiet and Tranqill on a daily basis, one of the very best solutions for fear of thunder are the thundershirts. http://www.thundershirt.com/...

Dogs: Dog chews, omega three fatty acids, rawhide chews
omega three fatty acids, rawhide chews, pork bones: Yes, you can give her benadryl, infant dose, but it is almost impossible to see baby fleas on a dog. Try two things. 1 get a Capstar from vet, sit her on a white sheet for half hour to an hour after you give it to her. Capstar kills all bugs on them in...

Dogs: Dog Kills Cats, animal behavior specialist, valid business license
animal behavior specialist, valid business license, pit bull mix: Unfortnately, a dog who is that aggressive cannot be counted on to stop on command once he is mid chase. There is a possibility of controlling his behavior before he starts the chase, but not once he is in pursuit. He is classified as a level 6 bite dog,...

Dogs: Dog Licking, skin mites, hypoallergenic diet
skin mites, hypoallergenic diet, novel food: Hello again, My guess would be that it isn t skin mites, because mites are highly contagious. But that s just a guess. If you do the food trial, and there isn t a change in the itching, you should have your vet check for mites at that time, but that also...

Dogs: Dog wanted, getting a dog
getting a dog: Hi Melanie, If you think by the time you re ready to get a dog you ll be working a 12 hour shift, you should not get a dog, unless you can have somebody walk the dog on those days, or provide doggy day care on those days. If you can t do that, you should...

Dogs: My dachshund, emergency vet clinic, poison control center
emergency vet clinic, poison control center, burnt toast: Hi Sissy, Anytime you think you may have a medical emergency, you should contact your vet s office rather than waiting for a response from any Internet help line, or call the ASPCA poison control center at (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be...

Dogs: a dog afraid of everything, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: 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 as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: dog ate choclate, jack russle terrier, diarrhea treatment
jack russle terrier, diarrhea treatment, muscle tremors: Hi there, Thanks for your question, We ve all heard it, Don t give your dog chocolate it will kill him . We ll how true is it you re probably wondering. Do I have to rush him to an emergency vet if he ate one of my M&M s? The truth is chocolate...

Dogs: My dog ate chocolate, diarrhea treatment, muscle tremors
diarrhea treatment, muscle tremors, emergency vet: Hi there, Thanks for your question, We ve all heard it, Don t give your dog chocolate it will kill him . We ll how true is it you re probably wondering. Do I have to rush him to an emergency vet if he ate one of my M&M s? The truth is chocolate...

Dogs: dog brith, dog pregnancy
dog pregnancy: Hi Edgar, Congratulations on your impending litter! This is the time in your dog s pregnancy when she should have a wellness vet exam, just to make sure everything is proceeding as it should. You ll want to read up on the birth process so you ll...

Dogs: my dog hasent pooped for two days..., purina beneful, canned dog food
purina beneful, canned dog food, canned pumpkin: Hi Maria, Constipation happens with dogs as with humans. The adjustment to a new home, the nervous nature of these little guys, the procedure can all play a part. If he is eating, give him some canned pumpkin along with some cooked ground turkey. About...

Dogs: dog health, blood glucose levels, carbohydrate diets
blood glucose levels, carbohydrate diets, high fiber diet: Hi Richard, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s diabetes. I think that this article says it all and I hope that it will help with keeping your dog s blood sugar at a steady rate. I had diabetes II also and I have it under control by using Chromium,...

Dogs: dog snappping at one of pups, first timers, vaginal fluid
first timers, vaginal fluid, milk replacer: Rub the puppy against some of the other puppies to get their scent all over it, and then put vaginal fluid over as much of the puppy as you can so that she will want to lick that off. Put the new puppy in the middle of the others... maybe on a nipple in the...

Dogs: why my dog soils bed, animal sanctury, tape worm
animal sanctury, tape worm, little rice: Hi Dogs that come from places that have a lot of other animals suffer form different things. First i would take a urine sample to the vet and have it checked for an infection, Also have her intestines checked for a virus. Most important, check around her...

Dogs: dog wont use bathroom outside, housebreaking, crate training your dog
housebreaking, crate training your dog, pitbull: Hi there, Thanks for your question. HouseBreaking, Potty Training Puppy http://www.petads.bappy.com/dogbreeds/puppypotty.html Crate Training Your Dog http://www.petads.bappy.com/dogbreeds/ Your dog may be under stress and may need to see...

Dogs: dry heaving, dog biscuit, acid reflux
dog biscuit, acid reflux, empty stomach: Hi Ebonee, I can t tell you exactly what s going on, it could be a couple of different things. It s very common for dogs to do something called reverse sneezing , which isn t a sneeze at all. A reverse sneeze is characterized by rapid and repeated...

Dogs: Easter Eggs have vanished, chocolate easter eggs, german shepherd dogs
chocolate easter eggs, german shepherd dogs, natural eggs: Hi there, Thanks for your question. eggs are fine for dogs to eat. but i m presuming you mean natural chicken eggs and not chocolate easter eggs?? beause that s bad. dogs can not eat chocolate and if your dog ate 2 and a half chocolate eggs you should...

Dogs: Full Blood Welsh Pembroke Corgi acting weird, holistic vet, energy healer
holistic vet, energy healer, anxiety attack: Hi Terry, I understand your anxiety and desire to help. Personally, if the two regular vets are not finding the problem, you may need to find a holistic vet and/or animal energy healer. They are much better trained in nutrition/supplements/energy healing...

Dogs: fiber cast, mobility
mobility: Hi Elizabeth, At first, your dog may have some trouble getting up and walking with the cast on her leg. That s because it s a totally new experience for her. In a short time though, she ll learn how to get around with the cast on, possibly walking on...

Dogs: food, UK Puppy Foods
UK Puppy Foods: Hi Andrew, Congratulations on getting a puppy! Your new puppy should be fed a puppy formula food for her first full year. Dry is preferable to canned, as it s better for the pup s teeth and gums. If you are soaking the food, it should be with water,...

Dogs: My friend, poodle cross, types of seizures
poodle cross, types of seizures, seziures: Hi Chelsey, I believe your dog might be having seziures or suffering from epilepsy. This can be cured though. http://www.purelypets.com/articles/epilepsyarticle.htm Your dogs symptoms most likey explain your dog has been suffering from minor...

Dogs: Growling at Humans., dominate dog
dominate dog: Hi Sylvia, A few weeks after arriving in it s new home, a dog will start to feel like it s his home, which is well and good. With some dogs that means they start dominate their owners, and start to (at least try) to impose their will on their human family....

Dogs: my german shephard, shelley davis, german shepard
shelley davis, german shepard, dred: Hi Davina, Thank you for writing to me about your GSD s nocturnal anxiety. If your dog is not neutered then he may be smelling the scent of a female in heat. The answer is to have him neutered and within about 6 weeks the drive to wander and mate should...

Dogs: Housebreaking rescue dog, wedding rehearsal dinner, toy poodle
wedding rehearsal dinner, toy poodle, puppy mill: Well it might speed up things,if she is crated at all times,except for feeding,drinks walks ect. As most dogs want to keep a sleep area clean and that way you won t have to watch her. My one dog was like this for about three weeks. While it was a wait and...

Dogs: hair loss, dog hair loss, patches
dog hair loss, patches, skin allergies: Greetings, Thank you for contacting All Experts. Ring worm is the first thing that comes to mind and it is good it has been ruled out,(I am assuming by sending some hair for a culture) so you can consider other conditions. You do not claim if the areas are...

Dogs: high enzyme level, high liver enzymes, shelley davis
high liver enzymes, shelley davis, milk thistle: Hi Felecia, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy s high enzyme levels. Any time there are high liver enzymes, the vet will want to keep a close eye on a dog. During the 4 weeks that you are waiting for retesting, you can give your dog milk thistle...

Dogs: house training issues, housebreaking, squats
housebreaking, squats, apparent reason: Does your dog urinate when visitors are present? Is your dog only housebroken when you are around? This is something you want to change fast, before it turns into a housebreaking problem! First, and most important: your dog needs to understand that urinating...

Dogs: housebreaking, housebreaking, jack russell
housebreaking, jack russell, dogs: The best way to fix this is to get her a crate,and since it s only a problem when you are not there you will only need it when you are out. Generally dogs will keep a crate clean as it is their sleeping area. So if you don t have a crate buy one,and just put...

Dogs: Knuckle bones, knuckle bones, nylabones
knuckle bones, nylabones, credible sources: Partly it has to do with the size and the size of the dog. Some dogs may crack their teeth. Even the gold standard for safety, Nylabones, can crack larger dog s teeth if one is small enough to get clear to the back of the mouth. As part of the contract...

Dogs: kitten scratches dog alot, kitten aggressive
kitten aggressive: Hi Anthony, You can trim your kitten s claws with a a toe nail trimmer that a person would use. Be careful not to trim off too much, because it will bleed if you nick the deepest living part of the nail. If you re not sure about how much is too much...

Dogs: Lump, dog lump, lump under ear
dog lump, lump under ear: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts. Dogs can get a variety of lumps and thank you for providing details as they are very helpful. Generally, lumps located in this area are caused by swollen lymph glands. This swelling can be attributed to...

Dogs: lame german shepard, limping
limping: Hi Elizabeth, You didn t say the age or size of your dog, and you didn t say if your dog was tested for Lyme Disease, a disease spread by ticks. The main symptoms of Lyme is recurrent lameness of the limbs, which may be acute. The lameness lasts for...

Dogs: letting my one year old german shepherd like the new puppy i brought, two dogs, pack leader
two dogs, pack leader, dog aggression: Hi there, Thanks for your question, As more and more people adopt or buy multiple dogs, we come across a common problem of inter dog aggression developing inside the house. Most of the time it is caused by the dogs not yet forming correct pack order...

Dogs: how long should i wait to take my lab out to the streets?, strays, paws
strays, paws, vaccination: Hi Ravi, Make sure she has ALL her vaccination shots before letting her around where other dogs have been. She can pick up diseases very easy, even when there is no evidence that another dog has been around. Many of the diseased can be picked up on her...

Dogs: lump on bottom of chin, dogs whiskers, lumps and bumps
dogs whiskers, lumps and bumps, intestinal blockage: Hi Kevin, Small lumps and bumps are fairly common in dogs. Anything from pimples to infected hair follicle can appear near a dogs whiskers. If it s fairly large or appears to be growing, you may want to have your vet check it out to be safe. The sluggishness...

Dogs: Mixing medicines, shelley davis, amino acids
shelley davis, amino acids, anti inflammatory medicine: Hi Alison, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. What is the anti-inflammatory medicine? I hope it s not rimadyl of one of it s derivatives? Try giving her ginger to bring down the inflammation and try acupuncture. Also D-phenyalalaine (must be...

Dogs: mastiff dog in labor, time factor, doctor on call
time factor, doctor on call, internet help: Hi Kelly, I am very sorry I didn t see your message until now. The time factor of seeking help from an Internet help-line is a huge drawback. Anytime you think you re having a medical emergency, you should call your vet s office - even if it s after hours....

Dogs: meds together, anti inflammatory drugs, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs
anti inflammatory drugs, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, heart medication: Hi Elizabeth, The person you need to ask is your vet. I am not a doctor. There s also the time factor involved in asking a question over the Internet and waiting for a response. Under the allexpert rules, I can take up to three days to get back to you...

Dogs: must be watched to pee, extreme dominance, natural instincts
extreme dominance, natural instincts, pack members: I don t have a good solution to this and maybe should have copped out with the out of my experience button. It could have to do with watching her and praising her when you were housebreaking her. Can you leave her out and watch her through the window and...

Dogs: Newfoundland coat, newf, hi chris
newf, hi chris, deodorizer: Hi Chris, I have to laugh, that s just the nature of the dog. Some dogs have a smell that is just hard to control. Swimming adds to the problem. Look for a shampoo that has natural essential oils in it. These stay on the coat longer and helps to control...

Dogs: need help, dog fights
dog fights: Hi Alison, Having aggression problems between female dog (even if they re spayed) in the same household is more common than if you have two neutered males, or a neutered male and a female. Spaying can be helpful with aggression problems (though there...

Dogs: new dog seeks affection, 2 females, hi lab
2 females, hi lab, affection: 2 females can be difficult. Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the...

Dogs: old and doing well, maybe better?, springtime inc, border collie
springtime inc, border collie, hip bones: As to the weight issue, that is the easiest. If a dog is overweight, he is taking in more calories than he is burning. Eliminate all treats and cut back on his rations... and if a dog is neutered, he requires less food than an intact dog does. Several of my...

Dogs: older daschound, departures and arrivals, ygrr
departures and arrivals, ygrr, separation anxiety: You don t say what sort of meds, but if your veterinarian thinks they might help, it might be worth a try. A couple things I would do... put up a baby gate so that the dog cannot go into the bedroom unsupervised, and make sure that he is crated whenever you...

Dogs: is orejel ok for my 23 week old puppy, teething puppy
teething puppy: Hi Jamie, Many vets agree that you can give a teething puppy Orajel. Make sure you also buy her a variety of chew toys, including ones you freeze first, just as you would a teething toddler. While your puppy s new teeth are putting pressure on a her...

Dogs: Plane for dog, small dogs, continental airlines
small dogs, continental airlines, pet policy: Hi there, Small dogs are allowed to be in the cabin of certain airlines if they can fit in a carrier that will fit underneath the seat. My suspicion is that this dog is too large for that. The best thing to do when thinking about traveling with your dog...

Dogs: Puppy misbehaviour, german shepherd puppy, adult teeth
german shepherd puppy, adult teeth, safe toys: She needed another few weeks for her siblings to teach her not to bite so hard. Yowling and denying her your attention will eventually work. Perhaps longer for being so young. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting....

Dogs: Puppy has red eye, red yeast, yeast infections
red yeast, yeast infections, watery eye: Background and Causes Perhaps one of the most frequent questions I am asked about Maltese at dog shows is what do you do to keep your dog s face so white? My answer is always multiple in nature.; it includes the multiple causes of tear staining, including...

Dogs: pitbull nipple, mammary gland infection
mammary gland infection: Hi Tiandra, It sounds like your dog has a mammary gland infection. It could be viral or bacterial. Treatments vary depending on which kind of infection your dog has. The most serious kind of bacterial mammary infection is called Mastitis, left untreated...

Dogs: my puppy has abcesses, swollen lymph glands, fish oil supplements
swollen lymph glands, fish oil supplements, holistic vet: Hi Liz, I understand your concern. It s not fair for such a young one to have to go through so much. I m not a vet but it sounds like a proper treatment option to remove it if needed. If there is any reason you are the slightest bit concerned, seek the...

Dogs: puppy nutrition, egg yolk, karo syrup
egg yolk, karo syrup, puppy nutrition: Hi Jason, I take it you re doing this because the mom can t nurse them herself. That s obviously the best source for them. But if they can t nurse for some reason then you sure have to do something. I do sell some formula mixes for puppies in our store...

Dogs: my puppy threw up, shelley davis, quality puppy
shelley davis, quality puppy, puppy food: Hi, Sorry that your puppy is sick...does he seem sick? Or was he just eating too fast or perhaps the food is not good for him? Has he been to a vet for his shots? Sometimes vaccinations can make a puppy sick. On the other hand he could have the beginning...

Dogs: Rat Terrier Poop problems, high fiber diet, anal glands
high fiber diet, anal glands, vet hospital: You can increase the mineral oil if you need to. I personally think he needs an antibiotic, but it will be impossible to convince a vet of this. He is definitely having intestinal things going on. I would like you to also try some baby food, chicken and...

Dogs: Re traing a 3 year old to go to the bathroom, pee pee, fishing line
pee pee, fishing line, retractable leash: Hi, I hope I have this right... He is crate trained and you would let him go out in the back yard (loose) to go to the bathroom. Now you want him to go on the leash on a walk. Ok Start by getting a retractable leash...If you are already using one, then...

Dogs: Sleeping problems, old clock, yorkshire terrier
old clock, yorkshire terrier, sleeping problems: I like using a crate. Likely it will cry the first few nights in the crate. I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. 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...

Dogs: Strychnine poisoning in small dog, nux vomica, strychnine poisoning
nux vomica, strychnine poisoning, homeopathic remedy: Hi Charla, You re lucky a dog as small as a Chihuahua survived strychnine poisoning. If you suspect strychnine poisoning, you re supposed to induce vomiting immediately (if it is within minutes of ingestion) assuming the dog is alert and not seizuring....

Dogs: Submissive Urination, submissive uriantion
submissive uriantion: Hi Don, The expert you directed your message to declined to answer it, and it ended up in an unanswered message pool where any of the experts in the category dogs could choose to answer it. That is how I came to read your message. The urination problem...

Dogs: sick dog, affording vet care
affording vet care: Hi Ariel, If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your veterinarian if he or she will let you work out a payment plan. Many veterinarians are willing to work out a weekly or monthly payment plan so that you...

Dogs: spasms, type of water, chicken broth
type of water, chicken broth, dehydration: Although conscious, the dog is absolutely unaware of what is going on around it. I highly recommend you hydrate your dog until your dog will not drink anymore. once your dog is hydrated the spasams will begin to stop. the spasams will not stop at...

Dogs: strange behavior all of a sudden, calming herbs, agility class
calming herbs, agility class, sensitive animals: Hi Alan, Thank you for writing to me about Niles. Something is going on with Niles and the first line of defense is a very thorough vet exam including blood work. Check his thyroid..it should be absolute center and not high normal or low normal. When...

Dogs: strange potty behaver, pee pee, toy poodle
pee pee, toy poodle, wet grass: There may not be a good solution to that. When the weather is bad, you could try taking her out and walking until she does give up and urinates. Then lavish praise on her and take her in. She might even figure out the sooner she goes, the sooner she gets...

Dogs: Teacup Yorkie Poo, yorkie poo, puppy owner
yorkie poo, puppy owner, himt: When you have him out, walk him around. Exercise stimulates elimination. Keep him moving unless he stops and sniffs. He should eventually have a bowel movement. When he does, lavish praise on him. If he wakes up at 2:30 AM, take him out. Walk him...

Dogs: Training two puppies, closet shelving, two puppies
closet shelving, two puppies, wire grid: I have never tried free feeding. Most people with much experience in housebreaking puppies, agree regular meals contribute to regular bowel movements. Where I said they need to go out after eating, if you don t know when they ate, you don t know they need...

Dogs: Vet Supplies, veterinary suppliers, vet supplies
veterinary suppliers, vet supplies, ontario area: Hi Howard, If by veterinary suppliers you mean pharmaceuticals, you would have to be a licensed veterinarian to buy from them. If you would like to get back to me with specifics of what you re looking to buy, I might be able to offer some suggestions....

Dogs: Welsh dog, low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth
low sodium chicken broth, sodium chicken broth, female dogs: Hi Linda, No, vomiting is not a sign of a dog coming into heat. Because your dog is 16 months old, and still hasn t had a heat cycle you should have your vet examine her. Female dogs get the most in health benefits from being spayed before the onset of...

Dogs: wee wee pad training a adult maltese about 1 year and a half yrs, water dish, wee wee
water dish, wee wee, bathroom rug: The best way to do this is to get a little dog pen and put that pads down in a corner,and do that for about two weeks. You can let her out for playtime,feeding walks ect but keep her in the pen at most times. You can also put in a couple of toys and a small...

Dogs: 10 year-old Beautiful Beagle, coughing
coughing: Hi Valerie, Not even a veterinarian can diagnose your dog over the Internet. All I can do is tell you what it may be, and I could be wrong. I think your dog deserves better than guesswork. I can tell you that a cough can be a symptom of congestive...

Dogs: 14 year old german shep., bumps and lumps, german shep
bumps and lumps, german shep, veterinary assistance: Hi Harrison, It s not uncommon for older dogs to develop mysterious bumps and lumps. Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. If, during an exam the vet thinks the bumps appear suspicious, then a biopsy would be done to confirm the kind of growth(s)...

Dogs: 2 dashund siblings, dog obedience training, fluff ball
dog obedience training, fluff ball, little puppy: Hi there, Thanks for your question. http://www.dog-obedience-training-review.com/ The arrival of a new puppy is an exciting time for any household. Your cute and cuddly little fluff ball will immediately command center stage from the whole family....

Dogs: 2 dashund siblings, male sibling, boss tips
male sibling, boss tips, 4 months: Teresa, No problem keeping them together while they are young. Get them neutered by 4 months to avoid some aggression. Training should be separate, Go to classes with them. The more they are socialized the better. Even after all the training they may still...

Dogs: 2 over-stimulated dogs, collie mix, yappy dogs
collie mix, yappy dogs, great pyrenees: Hi Brooke, I understand that you want to build on what you ve accomplished so far and I made quite a few recommendations to help you do so. The purpose of distracting is to train your dog to ignore the other dog and stay calm. By crossing the street and...

Dogs: 4 year old Cockapoo bathroom training, pet your puppy, wizdog
pet your puppy, wizdog, cockapoo: Step 1: Make sure someone can be available for an entire week to train the puppy. You can make up a schedule and have your family members sign up for different times so that the puppy is not left alone. Step 2: Buy a WizDog Indoor Potty (see Resources)....

Dogs: My 9 week old chihuahua, chihuahua seizure
chihuahua seizure: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! From your description it sounds like your Chihuahua is suffering from seizures. What may be causing such episodes is unclear. Being a small breed dog, small dog hypoglycemia can be a possibility, you can...

Dogs: 9week old lad, hills science plan, lab retriever
hills science plan, lab retriever, beeno: Yes, a sudden change in diet can lead to soft poops. He should firm up before long. For the hiccups and licking urine, all I can say is dogs are like that. Labs are usually hungry and you can t base how much to feed them from that. 150 g a day sounds...

Dogs: Aggression after Neuter, neutering to reduce aggression
neutering to reduce aggression: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! As you may already know, the Pit bull component is an aggravating factor for the inter-dog aggression you are observing. Being two males and near in age, the chances for aggression are even higher. In Pit...

Dogs: aggression, female aggression
female aggression: Hi Bridget, Yours isn t a problem due to your dog s breeds, the problem is having more than one female dog in your pack . It doesn t matter whether or not your females have been spayed, households with multiple female dogs are more likely to have problems...

Dogs: aggressiveness, obedience classes, household furniture
obedience classes, household furniture, belly band: He sounds like a dominant dog who never learned proper bite inhibition.... maybe he was removed from his dam and littermates at too young an age. Try to stop thinking of him as a sweet, cuddly little furball, and think of him as an undersized wolf who...

Dogs: Beagle's coat, flea allergies, chemical preservatives
flea allergies, chemical preservatives, puppy formula: Hello, As the proud parent of a couple of beagles ourselves, we find us on both sides of this issue. One does not scratch at all, the other does all the time. However, he is not experiencing any hair loss and he is on the best balanced diet so we believe...

Dogs: Beagle Housebreaking, closing doors, female beagle
closing doors, female beagle, little pad: What you are going tho have to do is extend the walks to where she can t hold it any longer. then lavish praise on her. You can use the same techniques on older dogs as puppies. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before they...

Dogs: Behavioral Problem, dog peeing in submission
dog peeing in submission: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! First of all thank you whole heartedly for rescuing this girl, we need more people like you! Sounds like you are dealing with a very sweet girl but pretty much on the soft side. Who knows what she may have...

Dogs: Bichon Ball Obsession, pool 8, pool deck
pool 8, pool deck, soccer game: Hi, What happens when you pick the ball/Frisbee up and put it away where he cant see it? And, if you do that with each consecutive toy that he is obsessed with. When you pick up the toy and put it away, try taking him for a walk so he can get his brain...

Dogs: Bichon Frise....& my new baby!, water pistol, wet marks
water pistol, wet marks, setees: Hi Carolyn, Your dog is going through a very stressful time, as his daily routines have no doubt changed. You had 9 months to prepare for the baby, but your dog had this change suddenly thrust upon him. A very simple, and possibly the best thing you...

Dogs: Boxer whelping, rectal temp, whelping box
rectal temp, whelping box, giving birth: Yes she is definitely in labor, don t let her go anymore than 15 hours without having her vet checked. You could also take her for a ride in your car, it is almost 90% she will start giving birth...That is the rumor anyway.. I have had it happen about 4...

Dogs: Bullterrier Pregnancy, giving birth
giving birth: Hi Susan, A dog s pregnancy lasts 63 days on average (sometimes a little less, sometimes a little longer), if you know the day that fertilization occurred you can at least estimate the day. Here is a free on line calculator you can use to estimate her...

Dogs: bleeding with stool, female beagle, anal area
female beagle, anal area, blood stain: Hi Tammy, Stress can create a lot of problems with dogs. We have a female beagle who is scared of people. She was forced by a trainer to go in front of a lot of people one afternoon to try and get her used to people. Needless to say it didn t work. Later...

Dogs: boxer eye, emergency answering service, shelley davis
emergency answering service, shelley davis, female boxer: Hi Dina, Thanks for writing to me about your boxer. Your girl has an eye infection and it has nothing to do with her being in heat in my opinion. The yellow discharge indicated infection. If it turns a greenish color is becomes a dire emergency. ...

Dogs: bullmastiff aggression towards dogs, dog food aggression
dog food aggression: Thank you for the further details, as these are very helpful and provide a different perspective of the situation. I am getting an idea that his food aggression is very likely triggered from other dogs getting too close for his comfort. Please keep in mind...

Dogs: Coat color change, purina beneful, kibbles and bits
purina beneful, kibbles and bits, head and shoulders shampoo: Hi Julie, I haven t had a lot of experience with this sort of issue but from what I do understand, this can be anything from perfectly normal to a possible serious condition. Genetics play a role as well as diet and some health conditions. I do know...

Dogs: chewing door frames, play pens, pet exercise
play pens, pet exercise, ygrr: You need to train your dog to stay in a crate, or get him an ex(ercise)-pen to stay in, for when you are gone. Always feed him in his crate or pen so that he has good feelings about it. If you get an ex-pen, be sure it is tall enough so that he cannot jump...

Dogs: my chiwinnie dog, oatmeal baths, chiweenie
oatmeal baths, chiweenie, quality dog food: Hi Ron, Thank you for writing to me about your Chiweenie. I don t advise that you cut all your dog s hair off. Hair is protection and helps to regulate temperature and protect from sunburn. Rather, have your dog s thyroid checked. Make sure it is right...

Dogs: curcumin/bromolain combination, shirleys wellness cafe, shelley davis
shirleys wellness cafe, shelley davis, tiny chihuahua: Hi Annie, I did read a copy of an email that Ada sent to you. I don t know what information she was going to find out for you but don t hesitate to send her a reminder note. She s extremely busy but very caring about all dogs. A very good person. ...

Dogs: Deafness in Frenchies, pet trainer, pet nutrition
pet trainer, pet nutrition, pet training: Richard, My specialty on this forum is in pet nutrition. You will need to seek the advice of a pet trainer or behaviorist. There maybe one on this site or there are a bunch of forums on the net that deal with all kinds of pet training. If you check...

Dogs: Delayed German Shepherd Heat, female dogs, heat period
female dogs, heat period, dry food: Hi, Check with your vet on which medicine he is using and let me know and I will see what kind of side effects there is on that particular one. I finally could open your picture,,, She is beautiful, she is chained, If she is not getting enough exercise,...

Dogs: Dog Nip Help, pack leader, t touch
pack leader, t touch, few suggestions: I answered this question earlier and it went somewhere into cyberspace lol Todd, This is a dangerous situation, as you know, if the child gets nipped on the face or near an eye it could be very damaging. Here s a few suggestions: First You need...

Dogs: Dog has been nuetered, shelley davis, mature sperm
shelley davis, mature sperm, adrenal glands: Hi Gayle, Thank you for writing to me. A newly neutered male CAN impregnate a female in heat for about 2-3 weeks after surgery. The majority of sperm are removed during the surgery, but some mature sperm remain inside the dog for a limited amount of time....

Dogs: My Dog's skin turned into black, black skin
black skin: Hi Lisa, Darkening of the skin (called hyperpigmentation) is usually only a problem when it s associated with hair loss. That said, there is a condition called Black skin disease in dogs (also known as Alopecia X) that can cause hair loss and strongly...

Dogs: Dog Walks, beagle puppy, female beagle
beagle puppy, female beagle, energy dogs: If you take your dog for long walks daily and they are still hyper ask yourself, when we left for the walk who led the way out the door / gate? Who leads on the walk? Was the dog following you, watching you for direction or were you following the dog? Was...

Dogs: diet, skin mites, raw diet
skin mites, raw diet, shoulder blade: Hi Kama, Thank you for getting back to me. If your dog had a period when he wasn t having skin problems after being treated for Demodex, he would need another skin scrape test at this time to rule out a return of the Demodex problem. If his skin problem...

Dogs: MY dog is afraid to go for walks, room tent, laddy
room tent, laddy, door mat: Hi there, Thanks for your question. Heel-walking in short walks around the yard in the area that Laddy is familiar with and do multiple laps. †Keep her close to you as you walk for comfort. †Take her out from the same spot, and bring her back to the...

Dogs: dog labour, vet asap, signs of labour
vet asap, signs of labour, pea size: Coral, Check her vulva again, if there is ANY kind of discharge, get her to the vet immediately. She could be losing her litter. If it were me, I would get her to the vet ASAP, If she has an extra large pup, she may be in for trouble. I hope you have...

Dogs: My dog is obsessed with other dogs., t bone steak, true obsession
t bone steak, true obsession, puppy class: True obsessions require the assistance of a qualified behavioral consultant in your area. The good news is, from what you describe, you don t have a true obsession issue. You just have a social dog who is lacking manners. This is a very common (although...

Dogs: dogs fighting, german sherpherd, little growl
german sherpherd, little growl, two dogs: Dog fighting can be a significant challenge for any owner of multiple dogs. Sibling dogs may start fighting as they begin to reach maturity. The aggressiveness can be an attempt to establish dominance, claim resources such as food or attention, or be a result...

Dogs: dogs health, shady side of the street, shelley davis
shady side of the street, shelley davis, city dogs: Hi Arlenis, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppy. If your vet has given the ok because her basic shots have been completed then I see no reason not to take her outside. Just be aware that the pavement gets very hot (as does anything metal...

Dogs: Female in heat and has diahhrea, great health, lot of water
great health, lot of water, yorkie: Hi, Yes she could have eaten something or she could have taken a drink of water from a puddle that was dirty. Until your vet gets back, try a children s dose of pepto bismal. Start with a 1/4 tablet and increase to a half a tablet in food as needed. Make...

Dogs: Female Lab always hungry, beet pulp, sodium polyphosphate
beet pulp, sodium polyphosphate, psyllium husks: Hi Priyanka, I m not sure if you ve had her checked by a vet lately. If not, you may want to do so and ask about any thyroid issues. We see this often as diets play a major role in the health issues in our dogs. A thyroid issue can cause a dog to be excessively...

Dogs: Four puppies?, two puppies at once
two puppies at once: Hi Holly, I m sorry to hear of the loss of your Newfoundland. Getting two or more puppies at once is not recommended, and a responsible breeder would tell you the same thing. Because of the need to separate the puppies for training, for bonding time...

Dogs: Mini Dachshund Barks when I'm not home., electric shocks, muzzle
Dogs: Mini Dachshund Barks when I'm not home., electric shocks, muzzle

Dogs: retraining bad potty habit, best bet, creature comforts
Dogs: retraining bad potty habit, best bet, creature comforts, puppy

Dogs: Gestation period overdue, pregnancy length
pregnancy length: Hi Ray, Is it possible you got the day that fertilization occurred wrong? A dog s pregnancy generally is 9 weeks long. Sometimes dogs with small litters can be pregnant for longer than 9 weeks. It s best to have your dog examined by a veterinarian...

Dogs: Goopey Eyes, scrbs, scrabs
scrbs, scrabs, conjuctivitis: This could be pinkeye,conjuctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane covering the inside of the eyelids and the front of the eye.Caused by such things as allergies,infections or even distemper,it can make your pet s eyes crusty,itchy and red,with an ugly...

Dogs: Great Dane Puppy Behavior with Adult Dane, dane puppy, puppy behavior
dane puppy, puppy behavior, unwanted behavior: Hi there, Thanks for your question. This is a very common issue with puppies. I would try separating the two and if she try s to jump on the adult pull her leash and give the simple command no †if possible have a spray bottle handy and spray the...

Dogs: Grumbling tummy - very loud, stomach noise
stomach noise: Hi Alan, It s really common for dogs to develop this problem of an excessively noisy stomach first thing in the morning. Giving adult dog milk isn t the best solution, as milk can give a dog loose stools. Instead, try feeding your dog the same amount...

Dogs: greasy chihuahua, purina beneful, life instinct
purina beneful, life instinct, well balanced diet: Hello, There are a couple of medical issues that can cause the skin to produce more oil. This can also be caused by fleas or mites. He should be checked by a vet to rule any of these possibilities out. Typically we see dogs get sort of greasy and smelly...

Dogs: greyhound, african dogs, quarter horses
african dogs, quarter horses, sprinters: John, I answered this two times already, There must be something wrong with the system. Greyhounds run anywhere from 37 to 42 mph. Thoroughbred runs about 35 to 40 mph Sprinters like quarter horses have been clocked at close to 45 mph and African...

Dogs: Heartworm, age when puppies can get heartworm
age when puppies can get heartworm: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! Technically, yes. According to the American Heartworm Society even nursing puppies are at risk for heartworm infection! Virtually, any puppy of any age exposed to mosquitoes may have a chance of developing...

Dogs: Husky acting strange, Husky not eating, lethargic
Husky not eating, lethargic: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts, Dogs do not normally go through mood swings that cause a loss of appetite and loss of interest in their surroundings. Male dogs may lose appetite when a female is in heat, but they do not become lethargic...

Dogs: housebreaking, pee pee, bladder infection
pee pee, bladder infection, frequent urination: If she is having to urinate every half hour, she may have a bladder infection, so you should take a urine sample into the vet and have it checked out. That said, I wouldn t let a puppy her age run around the house much longer than one to two hours before putting...

Dogs: itching, kibbles and bits, flea allergies
kibbles and bits, flea allergies, airborne allergies: Hi Shirley, Rascal sure looks like a cute little guy. It s tough on them and us when they tend to scratch a lot. I think I can give you a few things to consider changing that could help. I ll assume you ve had him medically checked to rule out any medical...

Dogs: Little to no success urinating for our fur-baby, cranberry capsules, shelley davis
cranberry capsules, shelley davis, bladder infection: Hi Dana, Be sure to give some probiotic or live culture yogurt to keep the intestional flora in balance. I would still recommend cranberry once or twice a day. Best of luck. Shelley Davis Hi Dana, Thank you for writing to me about your Westie....

Dogs: Male Goldendoodle 2 yr old, shelley davis, positive reinforcement
shelley davis, positive reinforcement, nuetered: Hi Randi, Thanks you for writing to me and congratulations on your new family member. Rusty may be licking himself for a variety of reasons. He might have a skin condition or hot spot. He might have a urinary tract infection. He could also have a...

Dogs: Mini Dachshund Barks when I'm not home., miniature daschund, mini dachshund
miniature daschund, mini dachshund, carpet right: Hi, First of all, I have found that neighbors can tend to make a mountain out of a mole hill. I would put a 5 or 6 hour tape recorder in there when you leave to see what is going on. I have been home when my neighbors didnt know I was home. My dogs...

Dogs: Mucusy/black stools, blood in stool
blood in stool: Hi Rebecca, I understand your frustration, but I m not a veterinarian so I can t diagnose your dog. Has your vet checked for Hookworms, Whipworms, Coccidiosis or Giardia? These parasites can all cause blood in the stool. Another thing to look into...

Dogs: neutered dog, female dogs, old dog
female dogs, old dog, best of luck: Hi Kae, Both male and female dogs use humping behavior as a display of dominance, in those cases it s nothing sexual. If your dog s penis is bloody, he needs to be examined by a veterinarian since that s not normal. Please don t put off seeing a doctor,...

Dogs: What next?, 2 females, conventional wisdom
2 females, conventional wisdom, runts: I would go with another male. The conventional wisdom is that 2 females are the least likely to get along. What could be even more important is choose a lower ranking puppy from the litter. Litters set up a pack rank for the males and and females. You...

Dogs: Pup won't pee or poop on a walk, chow mix, suppository
chow mix, suppository, shep: You have inadvertently trained your dog to potty only in one spot and you need to retrain her to potty elsewhere while on leash. No, this will not improve on its own, with age or otherwise. She will have a difficult time if you take her on a trip with you,...

Dogs: Puppy hind leg problem, swimmer puppy, puppy hind legs spread out
swimmer puppy, puppy hind legs spread out: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! It is hard to say what may be affecting this little fellow, but it certainly seems like something requiring a vet s attention. One condition that comes to mind is swimmer puppy . In this condition the...

Dogs: Puppy Training, biting, aggression? Or being a puppy?, obedience training, puppy training
obedience training, puppy training, spray water: Lisa, Welcome to the world of terriers! Everything you see is the Wheaten side. He also sounds like he is not getting enough exercise. Terriers have tremendous stamina and need hours of exercise. However, ball playing in and outside the house constitute...

Dogs: Two Puppys, Don't get two puppies at once!
Don't get two puppies at once!: Hi Dorothy, It doesn t matter that you got your puppies from a breeder, having two puppies at the same time is a poor idea, for the reasons I discussed in the other message you ve read. A reputable breeder would not have sold you two puppies at once....

Dogs: parvo shots, dr jean dodds, santa monica ca
dr jean dodds, santa monica ca, vaccination protocols: Hi Jessica, Thanks for writing to me about vaccinating your 8 week old shihtzu. Following is the correct protocol for ALL vaccines for your dog. This has been put together by one of the top vaccine experts in the world. VACCINE PROTOCOL (Dr. W. Jean...

Dogs: My poodle throwing up, vomiting in dogs, yellow mucus
vomiting in dogs, yellow mucus, poodle mix: http://www.professorshouse.com/Pets/Dogs/Health/Articles/Dog-Vomiting/ Is a great site explaning why your dog vomits and the treatment for it. Unless it continues or he has other signs of illness, it is nothing to be overly worried about. If he vomits...

Dogs: post grooming, sydney ns, jack a poo
sydney ns, jack a poo, ns canada: Hi, We usually start grooming our dogs at 9 weeks so they get used to it.. Since your dog was a one year old, he could have been very tramatized by the grooming process. The clippers, having to stand still for a long time,, loud dryers and hopefully, not...

Dogs: pregnant staffs, birth
birth: Hi Amanda, Nobody can tell you if your dog will deliver without complications. For that reason, you need to know the signs of a problem, and contract your vet (without delay!) if you think the is a problem. While it s not cast in stone as a rule, many...

Dogs: puppies, golden retriever puppies, sex preference
golden retriever puppies, sex preference, dangerous time: A fenced yard that other dogs are excluded from is fairly safe. It is commonly done. If you have hawks in the area, a person or the mother needs to be out near them too. Often the puppies are kept in an X-pen. Having them out allows them to learn to relieve...

Dogs: My puppy, puppy breed guess
puppy breed guess: Hi Ashley, Congratulations on getting a puppy! With a puppy as young as yours, the features of whatever breed she may be mixed with still haven t emerged. She s still pretty round looking. That said, you may not ever be able to tell what her breed...

Dogs: puppy, male puppies, male organs
male puppies, male organs, peteducation: Hi Shari, Sometimes it is difficult to tell. Even male puppies will crouch to pee. I ve included a link to an article and picture that may help. If there is anything else I can do, let me know. Roger http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1651&aid=92...

Dogs: puppy food, purina puppy chow, lysine monohydrochloride
purina puppy chow, lysine monohydrochloride, corn gluten meal: Hi Kyle, You ve made a great decision by researching your dogs diet. That s something I wish a lot more people would do instead of blindly trusting big companies marketing tactics. Dogs need a well balanced, complete diet that mostly resembles how nature...

Dogs: puppy problems, raising puppies, puppy problems
raising puppies, puppy problems, kongs: Scamp s first response of licking was appropriate; he was showing submission to you... you probably surprised the heck out of him when you pinched him. The second time he decided to test you further. Any time the dog thinks it won , it will escalate more...

Dogs: puppy training, puppy training, own toys
puppy training, own toys, lavish praise: Exercise stimulates elimination. When you take her out, don t let her just sit there. Walk her around, giving her a chance to stop and sniff around. When she does anything lavish praise on her. Then walk around a little more before going in. Accidents...

Dogs: question about pet foods, diet supplements
diet supplements: Hi Marcie, The correct weight for a female Wire Fox Terrier is 13-18 pounds. So, at around 22 pounds your dog could stand to loose a few pounds. I don t think it would be necessary to switch foods, if you were to give your dog the daily exercise she needs....

Dogs: retraining bad potty habit, concrete slab, deck posts
concrete slab, deck posts, fence posts: This may be difficult to correct. Try taking him on leash out to a far corner of the yard that you would like him to use. Choose something as a command and use it with him name. Walk him around letting him sniff around any trees of fence posts. Stay out...

Dogs: Saint Bernard, saint bernard, pup
saint bernard, pup, puppy: Your puppy is still very young. Puppies sleep a lot and play very hard when awake. I would certainly keep her active when she is awake... take her for short walks, socialize her with other people and other dogs... particularly if you can find a puppy close...

Dogs: Scotty grooming, show dogs, tender areas
show dogs, tender areas, moderate length: A great detangler is Cowboy Magic Detangler. Work it into the hair and brush it out; a little goes a long way. http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us6&q=cowboy+magic+detangler I am going to assume that your dogs are only clipped and scissored, and...

Dogs: Sick puppy, puppy vomiting
puppy vomiting: Hi Jessica, The most common side effects to Frontline are drowsiness and irritation, itching, or hair loss in the area where the the medication was applied. The side effects of vomiting, increased salivation or excessive drooling are rare, but if you think...

Dogs: Skin irratation, red bumpy rash, large breed dogs
red bumpy rash, large breed dogs, dane puppy: Hi Eliza, Thank you for writing to me about your Dane puppy. It sounds like the rash around her mouth is puppy ache. They get it alot. Danes eat and slobber and their pores get dirty and just like people they get this condition. Make sure that it doesn...

Dogs: Submissive Urination?, dog scared of leash
dog scared of leash: Greetings, and thank you for contacting All Experts! It may be difficult to determine what may have caused your maltipoo s change of heart about the leash. Most dogs associate the leash with going outdoors and look forward to seeing it, your dog instead seems...

Dogs: springer spaniel hair loss, life instinct, improper diet
life instinct, improper diet, condition food: Hello Ian, It could be shedding or diet or a combo of both. I wish you would have told me complete diet information, that really helps make a better guess. If he has been fully checked out by your vet and been cleared of any medical issues causing this,...

Dogs: staffy pregnancy, staffordshire bullterriers, vitamins and minerals
staffordshire bullterriers, vitamins and minerals, mother nancy: Hi Charlie, Usually we all wait until the second heat. She will probably come into heat soon, now, and then wait until she comes into heat again. The reason for this is to make sure she has full bone strength as puppies will draw vitamins and minerals from...

Dogs: sunburn, sunburn
sunburn: Hi Amy, There are sunscreens especially designed for pets, but you can also use a sunscreen made for babies on your dog. To products to consider are Epi-Pet Sun Protector Sunscreen Spray (it s compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards),...

Dogs: Snapping and seperation anxiety, seperation anxiety, english sheep
seperation anxiety, english sheep, walk in the woods: 1 eating her poo The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You can try food additives, the home remedies pineapple juice or canned pumpkin or the commercial products Forbid or Deter. Why dogs do...

Dogs: vulva bacterial infection, vet office, golden retreiver
vet office, golden retreiver, cotton rag: Hi there,† Thanks for your question. I recommend consulting with your vet. The infection could become serious and spread to a larger area. The vet will clean up the area with the infection and put a special ointment on it. Most home remedies people...

Dogs: 5 1/2 yr old Boxer, glucosamine and chondroitin, adult dog food
glucosamine and chondroitin, adult dog food, glucosamine and msm: Hi Lisa, Joint supplements are fine for larger dogs or ones getting up there in years. At only 5 1/2 years old, yours may just be suffering from an injury or a hip problem. You would have to get your vet to do an exam and probably an x-ray to make that...

Dogs: 5 yr old great dane not eating, wire haired fox terrier, haired fox terrier
wire haired fox terrier, haired fox terrier, canned pumpkin: Hello, First off, I would highly suggest a trip to your vet office for a complete check-up. You want to make sure this is NOT a medical issue causing her not to eat or drink. Many dogs these days are getting picky about their food. But most will not...

Dogs: abused beagle, behavioral issues
behavioral issues: Hi CIndy, Knowing your dog has some behavioral issues means you should always be supervising him, and not allow your 5 year old to be alone with him. There are many different behavioral issues, you didn t discuss anything specific, you also didn t...

Dogs: behaviour, national geographic channel, separation anxiety
national geographic channel, separation anxiety, cesar millan: Hi Alan, Normally I would reject questions that do not pertain to nutrition as that is my specialty on this site and not training. This is obviously a training/behavior issue. But I hate to do that because it leaves you wondering what to do next. So...

Dogs: Birthmark appearing on my year and half old dog, parasite infection, bacteria infection
parasite infection, bacteria infection, skin allergy: Hello Terri, I don t think it is any sort of birthmark. I m afraid it sounds more like a parasite infection or bacteria infection or skin allergy. Similar symptoms appear on dogs with Sarcoptic mange or ringworm. Most all dogs have some sort of parasite...

Dogs: My brothers dog lost all of its hair, second chance companions, buying medicine
second chance companions, buying medicine, must love dogs: Hi Danielle, I m glad to hear that you are concerned about this poor little dog and its wellbeing. Yes, the pound would probably determine that this dog would not be adoptable and put her down. If you are willing to keep working with her, there are a...

Dogs: Chinny-chin-chin..., natural home remedy, organic coconut oil
natural home remedy, organic coconut oil, skin blemishes: Hi Samuel, Like you have said, it can be from a number of issues. Yes, it is common for dogs to have pimples, minor skin blemishes, etc. But as you also said, this seems to be a little more than that. Could she be scraping her chin on something while...

Dogs: cats and dog cohabitation, female cats, cat post
female cats, cat post, new cat: I wouldn t say they are less happy; they are just sorting things out in their minds. It wouldn t be a lot different if you had brought in a new cat. The same sort of thing happens when one brings a new dog into a house that already has a dog or two. Once they...

Dogs: Chihuahua, vet clinics, intestinal parasite
vet clinics, intestinal parasite, vet visit: If your dog is two years old, and hasn t been back to the vet since he was a puppy, it s time for a vet visit. What is expensive is putting off vet exams, and then needing emergency treatment. Seeing a vet once a year for a check-up is wise, just to stay on...

Dogs: coughing only when he waking up, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, body score: Hi Linda, Thanks for writing to me. It is not true that your dog doesn t have a problem. It s just that your vet hasn t been able to find out what it is. You might have to bring your dog to a pulmonary specialist but try checking your dog s bedding for...

Dogs: Crate/Potty training, foot blisters, exercise pens
foot blisters, exercise pens, bathroom rugs: No to both solutions. Leaving him in a soiled crate can make him dislike the crate, and can cause foot blisters as well. Washing his crate bedding won t really do anything one was or another. If he is soiling in his crate, most of the time the problem...

Dogs: curcumin/bromolain combination, shirleys wellness cafe, shelley davis
shirleys wellness cafe, shelley davis, tiny chihuahua: Hi Annie, I did read a copy of an email that Ada sent to you. I don t know what information she was going to find out for you but don t hesitate to send her a reminder note. She s extremely busy but very caring about all dogs. A very good person. ...

Dogs: Dia drank too much water, emergency vet, water hose
emergency vet, water hose, several times: There is always the emergency vet if you think this is a serious enough issue, but if you just keep letting her out frequently for the next few hours, the problem should take care of itself eventually, I would think. In the future, hose her down to cool...

Dogs: Digestive problem, vet clinics, intestinal parasite
vet clinics, intestinal parasite, vet visit: Hi Ben, If your dog is two years old, and hasn t been back to the vet since he was a puppy, it s time for a vet visit. What is expensive is putting off vet exams, and then needing emergency treatment. Seeing a vet once a year for a check-up is wise, just...

Dogs: Diva's Stomach issuses, slippery elm bark, organic baby food
slippery elm bark, organic baby food, shelley davis: Hi Scott, I m so sorry to hear that your rescue is having digestion difficulties. I would make a couple of suggestions. First would be to make sure that she s been checked for all worms and parasites, including Giardia. Then I would feed her a very bland...

Dogs: dog, beagle puppy, veterinary assistance
beagle puppy, veterinary assistance, veterinary bills: Hi Gary, All puppies sleep a lot, but the spasms and diarrhea are symptoms of a medical problem. You should not put off having your puppy examined by a vet. If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your...

Dogs: My dog, national geographic channel, separation anxiety
national geographic channel, separation anxiety, cesar millan: Hi Alan, Normally I would reject questions that do not pertain to nutrition as that is my specialty on this site and not training. This is obviously a training/behavior issue. But I hate to do that because it leaves you wondering what to do next. So...

Dogs: My dog, urinary track infections, old dog new tricks
urinary track infections, old dog new tricks, kitchen cupboards: Ruth, couple of things: If she is drinking more this could be a sign of kidney or bladder problems and cockers do get urinary track infections. Other than that, I think she is doing less (due to her age) and focussing more on the food. You can...

Dogs: Dog artheritis, shelley davis, artheritis
shelley davis, artheritis, fatal diseases: Hi Rebecca, Thanks for writing to me with this inquiry. Basically, the vaccines given to puppies tend to last the lifetime of the dog. People aren t given vaccines every year for that reason. Over vaccinating is deadly so why do it? Instead, you can...

Dogs: my dog's behavior, pet shop puppies, how to train a puppy
pet shop puppies, how to train a puppy, puppy mill: Hi Javier, Thanks for writing to me. You didn t mention where you bought this puppy. If it was from a breeder, then the breeder can give you information about this dog and should have socialized the dog before selling him. If you bought the dog from...

Dogs: my dog's behavior, urinary track infection, puppy school
urinary track infection, puppy school, behavior question: Hi, Just make sure he is eating well. He should have a lot of interest in his food. Also make sure he is not drinking excessively. Normal would be several times a day. If you are constantly filling up bowls that could be a symptom of something like...

Dogs: My Dog Was Bitten By Another Dog, adult teeth, survival technique
adult teeth, survival technique, veterinary assistance: Hi Araceli, Your puppy has her adult teeth by now, you need to have her examined by a veterinarian. It s really hard to judge a dog s pain level. Dogs are very stoic by nature, not showing pain is a survival technique. If you had the kind of injury your...

Dogs: Dog eating potting soil & dirt, jack russel terrier, natural nutrients
jack russel terrier, natural nutrients, potting soil: Hi Amy, I m sure you ve found that there are many theories out there regarding dogs eating of dirt. This goes along with the theories about dogs eating rocks, grass, feces and other strange objects. I believe there is more than just one reason for doing...

Dogs: Dog is escape artist, destructive, alone
destructive, alone: Hi Patrick, Would it be possible for you to have you dog stay at a doggie daycare ? Even if affording daily daycare is out of the question, once, twice (or whatever is in your budget) could be a terrific help. Your dog would get the extra exercise and...

Dogs: My dog's eye., eye infection
eye infection: Hi Jessica, Your dog probably needs an antibiotic, but until he can be seen by your vet, clean his eyes with a sterile ophthalmic eye washing solution, such as Bausch and Lomb Eye Relief Wash. Using a soft wet clean cloth or cotton ball with lukewarm...

Dogs: Dog food and behaivor, basic obedience training, labrador puppy
basic obedience training, labrador puppy, siamese cats: The puppy is probably trying to chew on and rough house with the cats. They will probably stay away from her until she settles down and will eventually learn to tolerate her. Your puppy is pretty young to be away from its mother and littermates; she really...

Dogs: DOG TREATMENT, pet health articles, dogs dogs
pet health articles, dogs dogs, wheel chairs: Hi Ali, I m sorry to hear about your dog s accident. Your veterinarian is the real expert who can advise you if your dog will remain paralyzed, of if there is hope for recovery. Not being able to eat of drink is the most immediate hurdle for your dog...

Dogs: Dog worms, heart worm, dog worms
heart worm, dog worms, two acres: Do you have her on heart worm medicine? It is expensive, but necessary in much of the country. The vet should have mentioned it. Many of the heart worm remedies control round worms too. Due to whip worms, I was forced to go to heartworm remedies that control...

Dogs: dogs penis is dripping blood, penis bleeding
penis bleeding: Hi Tina, Your dog is in need of a doctor, not an Internet helpline. I m sorry, but providing your pet with medical care when it s needed, is part of your responsibility of owning a pet. You should not delay in contacting your vet. If you are having...

Dogs: Female jelousy!, english staffy, loving dogs
english staffy, loving dogs, aggressive dogs: Hi sorry I was unavailable. What I would do is comfort your dog to make her feel better. Here are a few tips; Defensive Aggression Closely related to fear aggression is defensive aggression. The primary difference is the strategy adopted by the dog....

Dogs: Follow up to previous ? & answer, white willow bark, pepcid ac
white willow bark, pepcid ac, baby aspirin: Hi Lisa, I do have a web site for our store, it s at http://www.beastieboutique.com We also have an informational web site with more articles and information on food and supplements. It s at http://www.411-for-dogs.com. I appreciate your kind words...

Dogs: Giving a Chihuahua pain meds..., baby aspirin, vet office
baby aspirin, vet office, stomach irritation: Hi Kayla, Yes, baby aspirin is a decent product for temporary relief of minor pain. You can of course get Remadyl prescribed from your vet office but this is much more expensive. For just some relief from this minor pain, a small dose of the baby aspirin...

Dogs: Greedy dog or something wrong?, urinary track infections, old dog new tricks
urinary track infections, old dog new tricks, kitchen cupboards: Ruth, ††† couple of things: If she is drinking more this could be a sign of kidney or bladder problems and cockers do get urinary track infections. Other than that, I think she is doing less (due to her age) and focussing more on the food. ††You can...

Dogs: Hairloss patch, allergic skin diseases, dr bronners
allergic skin diseases, dr bronners, dogs and cats: Hi Linda, Thank you for writing to me about your 2 year old female dog with hair loss. From your description, I would like to address the possibility that your precious dog may be suffering from allergies. It is possible that the food she is eating...

Dogs: hello please help, types of immunity, immune competence
types of immunity, immune competence, canine epilepsy: Immune competence is provided and maintained by two cellular systems which involve lymphocytes.† Lymphocytes are cells produced by the body s primary (bone marrow and thymus) and secondary (lymph nodes and spleen) lymphatic organs.† They are descendants of...

Dogs: interbred dogs, shelley davis, cancer increase
shelley davis, cancer increase, pure bred dogs: Dear Rick, For every heat a female goes through the chances for cancer increase dramatically. Addidtionally, for every puppy born, there is one less home for a dog on death row. I do not support breeding. Due to all the disasters that have happened recently...

Dogs: Jack Russell/Incontinence, jack russells, aggressive animals
jack russells, aggressive animals, ball toy: This is something you cannot control.. What must be done is to build her confidence. When she pees, you must ignore it completely and immediately stop the playing, petting, etc. BUT do not get mad or show any emotion at all. Distraction is the best for...

Dogs: My Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Harley~skin!, omega 3 fatty acids, systemic yeast infection
omega 3 fatty acids, systemic yeast infection, low fat diets: Hi Nancy, It sounds like you are having the problem with vets and low fat diets. Terriers need high fat diets. Their high energy causes them to use the fat in their food within hours of eating. To supply them with more energy, the fat is then drawn out...

Dogs: New Dog, picking a puppy
picking a puppy: Hi Mads, It s certainly possible to introduce a second dog into your family, but you didn t say if Hermione is known to enjoy the company of other dogs, not all dogs do. If Hermione has a history of not getting along with other dogs, then introducing another...

Dogs: A new dog or not?, husky puppy, jackrussell
husky puppy, jackrussell, absolute leader: Hello Molly I am sorry if you didn t get the answer to this follow up question. I did send you an answer. Both the Chihuahua and the Scotty can be instigators. Once they get the husky mad, it is only one bite to hurt the Chihuahua or give the Scotty a...

Dogs: Newfoundland Pup, newfoundland puppies, wits end
newfoundland puppies, wits end, dangerous situation: I think the best way to deal with this problem is to find a trainer that can come to your house,and has a lot of experience. Those type of trainers can come in and see how your dog is and then he/she can find a solution to curb this behavior before it becomes...

Dogs: PAIN MEDICATION FOR DOGS, pain medication for dogs, schwannoma tumor
pain medication for dogs, schwannoma tumor, 3 vets: Hi Jennifer, I m very sorry to hear about your dog. Because I m not a vet, I really can t advise you on your Tramadol or Codein question as it relates to intercranial pressure. There are veterinarians online who answer questions, you might get the...

Dogs: Pitbull Skin Irritations, wet paper towel, dark specks
wet paper towel, dark specks, colored insects: Hi there, Oatmeal shampoo can be helpful for some skin conditions, they re usually fairly mild and probably wouldn t be the cause of your dog s skin problem. If your dog is developing new bumps , and is looking worse than he did a few days ago even though...

Dogs: Pomeranian, swollen glands, emergency fees, swollen glands
emergency fees, swollen glands, kidney failure: Hi Klaudia, No, I m afraid there isn t a home remedy for your dog. You need to have him examined by your vet to find out what the problem is, so he can receive the correct treatment. You ve said he s not going to the bathroom, but you didn t say if he...

Dogs: poop in water bowl, water bowl, mastiff
water bowl, mastiff, poop: You need to take the pup outside on a leash, to the exact same area of lawn about 5x5 feet. Every time you take her out go to the exact same spot. Give praise and even a treat when she goes there. If you catch her going inside say no, and take her out to that...

Dogs: Potty training and dry skin in ears, flooring wood, wood flooring
flooring wood, wood flooring, step dad: Hi, Laminate flooring will be ruined if they urinate in the house, it will not be ruined from poop. Linoleum is better if they are peeing in the house. When you bring Oliver back in, put him in a crate. After you have finished what you need to do, let...

Dogs: Preventing reinfestation, heart worm, weeks answer
heart worm, weeks answer, two acres: Answer: Do you have her on heart worm medicine? †It is expensive, but necessary in much of the country. †The vet should have mentioned it. †Many of the heart worm remedies control round worms too. †Due to whip worms, I was forced to go to heartworm remedies...

Dogs: PUG BREEDING, congenital heart problems, congestive heart failure
congenital heart problems, congestive heart failure, congenital heart defects: Hi Mandy, I can t give you a percentage of how often heart failure is passed down. Most congenital heart defects have a hereditary basis, for that reason you should not be thinking of breeding your dog. The worst case scenario is not whether or not the...

Dogs: Puppy's Nose, shelley davis, death row
shelley davis, death row, puppy: Hi Meagan, Thanks for writing to me. Puppies that young are extremely fragile and this little boy MUST be taken to the vet immediately to see what is wrong. This could be a beginning sign of something that turns out to be fatal. Please have him seen....

Dogs: puppy question, puppies
puppies: Hi Catherine, It s all normal. Puppies are usually weaned at around 5 weeks of age. This is still much too early for them to be given away, though. During this stage of development, puppies learn basic behavioral patterns specific to dogs. While...

Dogs: my queensland heeler,...., poisonous reptiles, queensland heeler
poisonous reptiles, queensland heeler, pain killers: If she got bit in the mouth, she could have a bacterial infection or tooth problem. If this is the case, you need to get her to the vet. They will have to give her antibiotics and some pain meds to reduce the swelling. They will also need to take her temp...

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

Dogs: my rat terrier, rat terrier, prescription medicine
rat terrier, prescription medicine, couple days: Yes you should take him to a vet to get him checked. He seems to be at an old age and this usually happens to elderly dogs because they can t control themselves. Take him to the vet and they will provide some Prescription medicine for them to heal you...

Dogs: regression in potty training a female cockapoo, baby gates, jan wilson
baby gates, jan wilson, safe room: You may have to crate her. Usually they won t foul a small crate. If you have to leave her more than 4-5 hours, You could leave the crate with the door open facing the doggy door. The shut the puppy in a safe room is a fallacy. Very few houses even...

Dogs: rottweiler., natural instinct, prong collar
natural instinct, prong collar, food bowl: Karthik, It sounds like this is just over food so far, if you don t get a handle on this now, it will be over everything. He does not respect you as the alpha. Do you make him sit before he eats? Do you eat first? Does he sit before he is allowed to go...

Dogs: rotweiler behaviour, aggressive dog
aggressive dog: Hi Kajal, At a year old, your dog is maturing, and this behavior may get worse without the right intervention. If he hasn t yet been neutered, he should be. Castrated dogs tend to be less aggressive both toward other dogs and also people. Just reading...

Dogs: RoundUp, nut case
nut case: Hello again If you have a problem with the info RoundUp is giving out to the public, you should take it up with them, and not me. I ve pointed out that I cautioned the author of the message about using lawn care products around her pet, what more do...

Dogs: sandy, pancreatitis
pancreatitis: Hi Sarah, I m sorry to hear that your dog is doing poorly. Yes, you should consider additional testing, as whatever the condition is, may be treatable. A dog with pancreas problems (you didn t say if it was pancreatitis) should receive a low fat diet....

Dogs: scar tissue, tumor biopsies, invisible fences
tumor biopsies, invisible fences, fascial layers: Hi Michelle, Thanks for your question. An injury or a repetitive motion such as this may cause a muscle to tighten up. When the muscle tightens up, swelling occurs which restricts the oxygen supply to the muscles and connective tissues. Scar tissue or...

Dogs: Shampoo, skin problem
skin problem: Hi Steve, Oatmeal shampoo can be helpful for some skin conditions, they re usually fairly mild and probably wouldn t be the cause of your dog s skin problem. If your dog is developing new bumps , and is looking worse than he did a few days ago even though...

Dogs: Steroids for Allergies, symptoms of steroid use, strong immune system
symptoms of steroid use, strong immune system, allergy shots: Hi Sharyn, Typically the steroid side effects will diminish over time. It all depends on the dog, the amount given and duration of the doses. Obviously as you found out there can be some serious conditions caused by the steroid use. He would have to...

Dogs: Sudden need to pee constantly, water consumption, urine sample
water consumption, urine sample, urinalysis: I reccomend you get her checked out just to be safe. Hopefully you ve already made an appointment with your veterinarian since the puppy is five months old. Collect a urine sample from your puppy to take in with you to have a urinalysis done. Catch the...

Dogs: temperature, degree celsius, warmth
degree celsius, warmth, many things: I would keep the room about 25 degree Celsius letting the mother supply any more warmth needed. Watch for panting and shivering and adjust the temperature if needed. If you are new to breeding, I would try to find some books on it to answer such questions....

Dogs: visiting dogs, cavalier king charles, nutritional questions
cavalier king charles, nutritional questions, proper nutrition: Hello, Many dogs will utilize limbs or twigs to either play with, clean teeth or whatever reason they may have to do so. I m not aware of any dog that had a problem stemming from doing this. Of course if the dog is actually digesting these twigs then...

Dogs: weaning, quality puppy, puppy food
quality puppy, puppy food, milk replacers: Hi Kathy, I m glad you are being very particular and careful. I would slowly wean until the 8 week mark and not abruptly remove the pups from their mom. Leaving their litter mates and mom is enough of a dramatic change for them without having them suddenly...

Dogs: white dog lazy ear, deaf dog
deaf dog: Hi Andrea, If your dog has hearing loss in one ear, but he s able to hear out of the other, you wouldn t be able to test for deafness at home, since a simple test would be to make a sound when your dog isn t facing you, and watch for the dog s reaction...

Dogs: worried about my dogs heart murmur, heart murmur
heart murmur: Hi Rebecca, The amount of exercise that your dog should have is based upon her individual situation. For most pets with heart problems, mild exercise is well tolerated. You can confirm this with your vet, but you probably should have your dog avoid strenuous...

Dogs: Yorkie won't eat after being sick, human meat, juicy steak
human meat, juicy steak, thick paste: Jane, There is stuff at the pet store called nutra vitamin or it sounds like that, it is in the medical isle. It is thick paste and you put it on the roof of their mouth. You may also try human meat baby food and put it in the side of her mouth with...

Dogs: my 12 week old -puppy, miniature schnauzer puppy, scruff of the neck
miniature schnauzer puppy, scruff of the neck, miniature schnauzer: It is most likely a case of not learning to inhibit her bite when she was younger, which most puppies are taught through interaction with their mother and littermates. What I do when a puppy bites me is to pinch its lip HARD as I stare it in the eyes and...

Dogs: 2 yr old Fixed female pug problems, walk in circles, feminine pads
walk in circles, feminine pads, water intake: Hi marie, It s good you are monitoring her eating and drinking. Make sure to let her out after eating playing or sleeping. Also when they are excited or sniff the floor or walk in circles around the door. When you see your dog go to the bathroom out side,...

Dogs: 2 yr old male st. bernard, st bernard, aggressive behavior
st bernard, aggressive behavior, out of the blue: Hi there, Your dog is doing something very common among dogs. I would think he would be protecting the child. What were the kids doing outside. Aggressive behavior with kids is the number 1 reason I can think of. Were the kids doing anything aggressive...

Dogs: 3MONTH OLD YORKIE, vets office, vomiting and diarrhea
vets office, vomiting and diarrhea, groomers: Hi Sabrina, She obviously ingested something that is causing the problem. You should ask your mom if she believes she ate or might have eaten something different than her normal food or treats. If she is having any blood in her stools or vomit, I would...

Dogs: 6 week old rotti pooing mucus, deworming, poops
deworming, poops, mucus: Hi Vicki, If your puppy is not acting lethargic it s probably not an emergency, but you still shouldn t wait a few days to see if your puppy s stools improve. It s impossible to guess at what the problem could be, because there could be several things...

Dogs: 8 month old Havanese/breeder trained on pee pads/now soiling in crate, havanese breeder, dry food
havanese breeder, dry food, poop: Jen, I hate that you are having this anxiety problem. †This is not a quick fix, and it may take awhile to fix it. † Before you do anything, contact the breeder and tell her that you are having some serious problems and are thinking of returning the dog unless...

Dogs: Adding a second pup, australian shep, second pup
australian shep, second pup, cesar milan: Hi Kyle, This is actually a behavior question and not a nutrition question in which is my specialty. I can however tell you what I know in this area and can offer a couple suggestions. I do this to try and help even though it s not my specialty so please...

Dogs: barking at other dogs while walking, bach flower remedies, unresolved grief
bach flower remedies, unresolved grief, loss and grief: Dear Bonita, Thank you for writing to me about your 10 yr old female shephard. It seems to me that your dog is experiencing unresolved grief about her deceased companion. There are some Bach Flower Remedies specifically meant to be given for loss and grief....

Dogs: best time for mating dogs, breeding
breeding: Hi Margaret, Male dogs can be bred at any age, possibly as young as 6 or 7 months of age if they show an interest. Female dogs on the other hand should not be bred before their second heat cycle, or after 6 years of age. If you are planning on breeding...

Dogs: biting dog, chow mix, professional trainer
chow mix, professional trainer, boarding kennel: Hi Sheri, Knowing that your dog has a history of biting means you shouldn t wait for a warning that she s about to bite, since you already know that you won t get one. You should always assume that your dog WILL bite. You need to do two things: ...

Dogs: Border Collie huge sudden behaviour change, border collie dog, border collie
border collie dog, border collie, running a fever: Hi Joanne, You ve said that you ve taken your dog to the vet twice, is that twice since you first noticed the behavior changes in your dog last Thursday? If your dog is running a fever and also shivering and panting excessively (signs that can mean...

Dogs: boston terrior peeing, boston terrior, indoor dog pen
boston terrior, indoor dog pen, containment area: Hi Sandra, It s possible your dog has a urinary tract infection which makes holding his urine uncomfortable. If your dog isn t neutered, it could also be a prostate problem. It wouldn t be a bad idea to have a vet examine him to rule out a medical problem...

Dogs: dew claw bleeding, dew claws
dew claws: Hi Trish, If your dog s dew claws are causing her such pain that she won t let you trim them, bandaging them might also be painful for her. It s best not to try to wrap them. Since your dog is small, if you had a person to help you, you could have your...

Dogs: doesnt eat her breakfast, salmon oil, dogs food
salmon oil, dogs food, balanced diet: Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look for more. Others refuse to eat more than than they need. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this link, http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx You may want the vet to confirm your...

Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, physical ailment, preventative measures
physical ailment, preventative measures, strange behavior: There are a few things to consider here. First, since this behavior is fairly sudden, I would consult a veterinarian (or better, a veterinarian who has a specialty in behavior) just to rule out a physical ailment that may be causing her to act like this. As...

Dogs: Dog aggression between pets, dog on dog aggression, maltese terriers
dog on dog aggression, maltese terriers, maltese shih tzu: Hi Jo, There isn t a quick fix like giving your dog a pill. To train your dog out of his aggression means diligent, consistent, persistant work on your part. The short answer is that you aren t a strong enough pack leader , and your dogs have taken...

Dogs: dog behavior, seizures
seizures: Hello again, The fly-biting behavior can be a symptom of a seizure, and that is what I was referring to in my original answer. Seizure activity can be very dramatic but it can also be quite subtle. Seizure activity can range from the obvious falling...

Dogs: Dog howling before dying, tick borne disease, dogs howl
tick borne disease, dogs howl, hind quarters: Hello again, It s possible the earlier episode was related, or it may have been something unrelated. There are other things, such as back pain which would be painful enough to make a dog cry or howl, and also effect mobility of the back legs. Try not to...

Dogs: dog not interacting with us, professional dog trainer, wks
professional dog trainer, wks, vet: Hi there, I have never seen this before. What I suggest doing is to consult with a vet or professional dog trainer. Another thing you can do Is get a new dog to get your dog to become more active. Another thing you can do is keep your dog company. Also...

Dogs: dog itching, white worms, elizabethan collar
white worms, elizabethan collar, belly rub: Although a vet will provide your pet with the quickest, safest, and most effective relief, if you absolutely cannot consult a vet I would start by giving an oral broad spectrum dewormer. The first thing that cones to my mind is hookworms, although they usually...

Dogs: Dog's Nails, intermittent bleeding, cocker spaniel
intermittent bleeding, cocker spaniel, broken nail: An occasional broken toenail is not abnormal, particularly in a dog whose nails have never been cut, but what you are describing is not at all normal. Normal nails do not suddenly start breaking off one-by-one, particularly in the same way. It generally takes...

Dogs: dog not obedient, obedience classes, bitter apple
obedience classes, bitter apple, scruff of the neck: Dogs, by their nature, are pack animals, so they are much happier with companions than they are being alone. Some can be quite happy being the only dog in the house, but then WE are their pack members. However, young dogs like to... need to... play, and the...

Dogs: Dog scratching, long haired dachshund, oatmeal bath
long haired dachshund, oatmeal bath, salmon oil: Hi Sharon. To answer your question, it is possible that he picked up a bug or two. Fleas are everywhere and it is not unusual for a dog that is on Frontline to have a few fleas. The treatment should take care of that. The scratching may be from his food,...

Dogs: Dog Sleeping in Litter Box, rare occassions, litter box
rare occassions, litter box, month and a half: Hi Hannah, There is a short solution and a long one. The short one is just about immediate the long one will take a couple of months. Short solution: Take up the litter box, put a bed down and about a foot from the bed put down puppy pads. She should...

Dogs: Dogs, nancy ps, continuity
nancy ps, continuity, gum: Hi, The reason they are doing that is because they are dominating you. If you don t take charge that will continue and get worse. You must make the decision to be leader. It sounds like you know how to do that, if not get back with me and I will tell you....

Dogs: Dogs peeing on rugs, plot revenge, dining room table
plot revenge, dining room table, yorkie: Hi there, Dogs are smart. Your dog has learned that it can pee in the house when you are gone. It is just that simple. As for the person that suggests your dog gets mad about your leaving just isn t so. Dogs cannot plot revenge (peeing in the house) and...

Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, instinctive behaviors, pregnancy
Dogs: my dog is acting strange towards her toys, instinctive behaviors, pregnancy, toys

Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out
Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out

Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, racoon, coincidence
Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, racoon, coincidence, bump

Dogs: Flea irritation on 4 year old pitbull, health food stores, organic coconut oil
health food stores, organic coconut oil, chemical poisons: Hi Kate, You need to make sure what the sores are from. Do you know for sure that they are from the flea meds or something else? You can treat the sores with organic coconut oil or even a little neosporin if you have some of that in your medicine cabinet....

Dogs: foul smell help, soft tissue tumor, odor absorber
soft tissue tumor, odor absorber, vet office: Hi Dawn, Thanks for getting back to me with your vet s diagnosis. Cell growth is called Mitosis , so (as far as I know) describing a growth as being mitosis tissue tumor, means a soft tissue tumor. Did your vet tell you whether the tumor was benign...

Dogs: german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies
german shepherd puppy, german shepherd puppies, dogs ears: Hello again Allan, It s good you were able to see your puppy s parents. Females are usually smaller than males. Thank you for getting back to me with your puppy s food. Diet probably isn t the culprit in your puppy s feces eating. Be sure to keep your...

Dogs: great dane 8 months - hair loss, pet angel, straight pin
pet angel, straight pin, balanced diet: Is the hair she is shedding very fine and wavy and the places it is coming out still covered with hair? If so, it is the seasonal shed dogs do. The best thing is to brush her. I have tried several different types of brushes. What I like best is a pin...

Dogs: heat cycle behaviors, signs of depression, fatal infections
signs of depression, fatal infections, heat cycle: Being in heat is quite disruptive to a females behavior. Yes, they urinate more. It may be a matter of wanting out and leaving a mark for males. Increased appetite and less playful isn t common, but I wouldn t worry about it. The second and third weeks...

Dogs: Heat cycles in older dogs, nancy ps, heat cycles
nancy ps, heat cycles, heat cycle: Rolanda, This is the first time anyone has asked me this question and I have to admit I never studied the answer, however, my own personal experience with dogs that I have raised, is that they still go into heat up until 12 and 13 years old. That is what...

Dogs: housetraining/crate, side time, whelping box
side time, whelping box, cockapoo: That is a problem I have never had, or seen much discussion of by sources I have confidence in. I am sure as you have struggled with it you have found advice that dogs don t do that. Your puppy must not have read those books. Has he done is since you had...

Dogs: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/2011/4/dog-brith.htm, allexperts, copyright service
allexperts, copyright service, copyright infringement: Hello again, Have the site administrator remove the page, if you want to. It s no skin off my teeth. Section 107 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code) contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be...

Dogs: injury to my yorkie-poo, health food store, yorkie poo
health food store, yorkie poo, shelley davis: Hi Bobbie, Thank you for writing to me about your yorkie-poo s injury. Your dog is in a lot of pain and without knowing what the nature of the injury is along her spine, it is imperative that you speak with your vet tonight! I know it s difficult to bother...

Dogs: itching and thin hair on a yorkie, omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil capsules
omega 3 fatty acids, fish oil capsules, purina one: the fish oil pill is perfect. If it was demodatic mange is usually starts around the eyes, it could be scarcoptic. Since this is serious, you may want to have a vet do a scraping. If it is mange you will need a special type of medicine to help her. I am...

Dogs: Jack Russell terriorist, puppy stage, obedience class
puppy stage, obedience class, natural instincts: This will be difficult. Neuter him if not already. 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...

Dogs: Labrador, lyme disease, rear leg
lyme disease, rear leg, lameness: Moving lameness is a prime symptom of Lyme Disease. Some dogs don t eat well when they are left behind by their owners... and this could also be a symptom of something else gone awry. The eye can also be a couple different things. http://www.familyvet.com/Dogs/Eyes.html...

Dogs: leg injury, vet visit, leg injury
vet visit, leg injury, scab: I would call the vet in the morning if it is still bothering her. For now some plain old aspirin might help. Not acetaminphen or other newer stuff. You can give her 5 mg per pound of body weight, the 81 mg stuff I take would be right for a 20 pound dog....

Dogs: Loss of bowel control, 10yo great dane female, fecal incontinence
fecal incontinence: Hi Paul, You didn t say if you ve had your dog examined by a vet recently or not. Your dog may have some form of nerve damage, given the fact she s also dragging a leg. An exam will rule out an underlying cause for her fecal incontinence. There are...

Dogs: milk supply, goats milk, calcium supplement
goats milk, calcium supplement, milk flow: Hi Wendy, The pituitary gland is what gives milk flow. It is a touchy gland and many things set it to go one or the other. You can contact your vet to see if the shot that they give after birth would help her. It sometimes stimulates milk production,...

Dogs: nerve spindle sheath tumor, vet treatments, premium pet foods
vet treatments, premium pet foods, holistic vet: Hi Pauline, Sorry to hear your guy has to go through something like this. Your questions are very valid and I understand your position and concern. However, this really is a question for your vet to answer. If you are not getting the answers you need from...

Dogs: nervous new dog., odd accidents, emotional baggage
odd accidents, emotional baggage, dachshund: Hi Meena, As an adult and not a puppy, your new dog may have some emotional baggage and habits that may or may not be able to be totally fixed. If you ve only had him in your home for a few days, you need to allow him time to adjust to your home and...

Dogs: My New Dog!!, mixed breed dog
mixed breed dog: Hi Kathy, Congratulations on getting a dog! From your description of sagging cheeks and the over shot jaw, it sounds like it s that s the Boxer in her. They have hanging jowls and their lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw in an underbite as you...

Dogs: my new pup, pup, best time
pup, best time, puppy: Hi there, At 8 weeks old it is probably a good time to give your puppy the shot. Most people think you have to wait before giving the shot, but most vets will allow your dog to get all his shots around 8-10 weeks of age.† Have a great day, Ben...

Dogs: New puppy terrified of our 10 month-old Lab, chain link fence, dane puppy
chain link fence, dane puppy, two dogs: I guess give her more time. We have frequently mixed ages of puppies and it has always gone well, although at times we do have to step in and settle things. What is her history? Did she stay with her mother and litter to at least 6 weeks? That is important....

Dogs: Old dog afraid to go out, battle of wits, privacy fence
battle of wits, privacy fence, border collie: It is not uncommon for old dogs to have trouble with change in their lives, particularly when they have only known/experienced certain things their entire lives. Since her issues started at night, I am wondering if she might not have an eye issue going...

Dogs: Older Dogs, throwing up bile, pepcid ac
throwing up bile, pepcid ac, parasite infestation: Hi Jeanette, You didn t say if your dog has been throwing up bile at a particular time of day (such as first thing in the morning), how long the bouts diarrhea has been going on and how often, what you ve already tried, or if she s acting normal otherwise....

Dogs: older rescue dog, barks and cant potty train, indoor dog pen, dog barks
indoor dog pen, dog barks, admited: Hi Crista, Dachshunds are notoriously hard to house train under the best of circumstances. Penny didn t have a great start, so she has that against her, but it s possible with constant supervision that things could improve. Have you tried keeping Penny...

Dogs: pain, baby aspirin, buffered aspirin
baby aspirin, buffered aspirin, tylenol products: Hi Tiffannie, Dogs are pretty stoic about showing pain, so if your dog is whining and limping, it means she s in pain. Your dog may well have a broken bone, or torn ligament after jumping from of your car s window. There isn t a way to guess about this,...

Dogs: Panting and shaking dog, small changes, wks
small changes, wks, pant: This sounds like this is some type of anxiety,and being a rescue dog you do not know if he has had something happen in his past that might have triggered something like this. Sometimes even very small changes can cause a dog to have anxiety,such as a change...

Dogs: paw wound, fox tail, oral antibiotics
fox tail, oral antibiotics, elizabethan collar: Since it appears that the wound moved , it may well be that the foxtail had already found its way out. Personally, I would put antibiotic ointment on the wound and possibly a sock on his foot to keep it clean and an Elizabethan collar on his head to keep...

Dogs: Peeing in the house at age 6yrs., long haired dachshund, bladder stones
long haired dachshund, bladder stones, bladder infection: Neutering often works on a youngster who hasn t started lifting his leg yet as they generally just continue to squat to urinate, unless they are a very dominant dog. A 6-year-old who is already a habitual marker? Ummm... unlikely to work, I think. Most...

Dogs: My pitbull, emergency vet, blue pit
emergency vet, blue pit, mastitis: Hi Melissa, This question is for a vet to answer and is out of my expertise. Instead of rejecting your question, I wanted to write to you about what I found in a quick research. So please do not rate my response on this site if I don t have the exact answer...

Dogs: Possible dog food allergy?, l carnitine, food allergy
l carnitine, food allergy, dog foods: Hello, Dogs can sure develop all kinds of little things on their skin. It s hard to say what it can be as there are so many. It can be normal pimple type growths to seasonal allergies, contact allergies, flea allergies and of course food allergies. Seasonal...

Dogs: Potty training, peeing in crate
peeing in crate: Hi Anna, I m not sure what you mean by when its late and the alarm is on , or that has anything to do with your dog s crate soiling issue. Don t let your puppy eat or drink after 9pm, and take her outside right before you go to bed. Give her the time...

Dogs: potty training when he was crate trained, large breed dogs, frequent accidents
large breed dogs, frequent accidents, crate training: I am not sure some people would call what I am doing crate Training or not. Yes I have a crate, and any time I can t watch the puppy, it is in it. However, when I am around, the puppy is out of the crate and where I can watch it. This is one of the most...

Dogs: Powder for a Healthy coat, german spitz dog, powerful medicine
german spitz dog, powerful medicine, internal organs: Hi Erick, I don t know of any kind of powder that would accomplish a healthy skin and coat of a dog. This is typically established through a proper balanced diet and supplements. Premium grain free foods, plenty of high moisture meats, fish oils, enzymes...

Dogs: pregnancy, shelley davis, cancer rise
shelley davis, cancer rise, unwanted pregnancy: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for writing to me about your recently neutered dog. After neutering, active sperm can remain in the male tract for as long as a month. This fluctuates with individual dogs. It is quite possible that your female has been impregnated....

Dogs: Pulling out hair, pulling out hair, fleas
pulling out hair, fleas, nice day: Brianna, Dogs mostly pull out hair because of itching from fleas or allergies. Sometimes dogs are just shedding because it s summer. To prevent this I would take your dog to the vet to see what he is allergic to, or if he has fleas. †when they find what...

Dogs: Puppies found one of my pills on the floor, Poisoning
Poisoning: Hi Dyane, The rules for the AllExperts site allows up to three days for us to reply to the messages that are submitted. That is entirely too long to wait when there is an emergency, which is what you re having. If your veterinarian isn t available,...

Dogs: puppy, dogs and puppies, intestinal parasites
dogs and puppies, intestinal parasites, puppy food: Hi Lanette, Some dogs and puppies eat grass just because they like it, so it s hard to say if the grass eating is the cause of your puppy s problem. Many times puppies have intestinal parasites, which leads to stomach upset/vomiting, and weight loss....

Dogs: Puppy food, puppy food
puppy food: Hi Sam, Congratulations on getting a puppy! Taste of the Wild is an excellent super-premium dog food. My own personal preference is to feed a dog a food made from the more standard meat sources: Chicken, Beef, and Turkey, and leave the exotic protein...

Dogs: puppy hunting and eating, staffordshire bull terrier, quality pet food
staffordshire bull terrier, quality pet food, puppy food: Michelle, hi, Put her on some Pet tabs with MINERALS. The minerals are important... Hopefully this will help with the eating. Give her a high quality pet food like Blue or Bill Jack or Eukanuba puppy food. I like the Eukanuba for pups then switch to...

Dogs: Rash on genitals, gold bond medicated powder, grass fertilizer
gold bond medicated powder, grass fertilizer, rash on genitals: Hi Greg, This is a hard question to answer since any kind of descriptions are subjective. So let me give you possibilities. Also, I would not think this needs emergency treatment unless you see a severe increase in this rash before Monday. One possibility...

Dogs: Rash on puppy's belly, flea shampoo, chihuhua
flea shampoo, chihuhua, hind legs: Hi Kristen, Kiwi sounds like a terrific little girl and has a very caring mother. Iíll give you my thoughts on this and you can judge for yourself where to go from there. Dogs can develop a flea allergy that can cause this rash. Even though she didnít...

Dogs: rat terrier pooping problem, high fiber diet, anal glands
high fiber diet, anal glands, vet hospital: Never make a quick change. Introduce it slowly. Mix it with her regular food. royal Canin is a good food, the rice may just be helping to bind her. Have you ever had her anal glands expressed? She could have a build up in there, too. Still take a...

Dogs: Rolling in feces & eating them?, rolling in poo
rolling in poo: Hi Katrina, Rolling in feces,is really very common. Some think it s due to a dogís ancient instinct to mask his scent, which would then enable the animal to sneak up on their prey without detection. Even if your dog does not hunt, he may not like the...

Dogs: My Schkipperkee's gums, swollen bleeding gums
swollen bleeding gums: Hi there, It s great you re taking care of your dog s teeth, but just like people, dogs sometimes require more dental care than daily cleanings. Even though your dog doesn t have bad breath, swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. Cleansing...

Dogs: Schnauzer with several issues, pig noises, rabbit water
pig noises, rabbit water, water dish: As I am not a veterinarian, I won t be much help, but the first thing I would do would be to add a fair amount of water to his dog food so that you know he is getting some fluid into his system with each feeding. If the actual water turns him off, let it soak...

Dogs: Sibling Fighting???, dominace issues
dominace issues: Hi Kim, A big part of your problem may be that none of the adult male dogs are neutered. It s a step in the right direction that you ve made plans to have this done. Along with neutering the dogs, you should respect the dominance order that the dogs...

Dogs: soil contamination, pool supply stores, soil contamination
pool supply stores, soil contamination, garden rake: Hi Dawn, Diatomaceous Earth does indeed kill whipworms. Be sure to only buy food grade DE, NOT the kind soild at pool supply stores. Sprinkle DE over the lawn. Wear a pair of rubber gloves and a dust mask, even though DE is not toxic it can cause throat,...

Dogs: sting, calcium gluconate, ammonia water
calcium gluconate, ammonia water, scorpion stings: Hi Natalie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog that likely got stung by a bug of some kind in the grass. Immediately give her some baby benedryl!!!! You can also give her some vitamin C but the benedryl will help with the allergic reaction. ...

Dogs: Timid puppy, rescue puppy, separation anxiety
rescue puppy, separation anxiety, tug of war: This is a tough problem and I can understand why somebody else passed on it. How much did you expose her to when you first had her? Due to the dangers of disease, some advise keeping a young puppy in. Doing so will create just the problems you are having....

Dogs: Training, dry food, poop
dry food, poop, whole time: Jen, I hate that you are having this anxiety problem. This is not a quick fix, and it may take awhile to fix it. Before you do anything, contact the breeder and tell her that you are having some serious problems and are thinking of returning the dog unless...

Dogs: Tremor in 3 year old chipin, seizures
seizures: Hi Brenda, It sounds like your dog had a seizure, not a tremor . No one knows what it is that determines when a dog will have seizures. The only thing we can predict about seizure disorders, is that it s unpredictable. Some dogs appear to have seizures...

Dogs: trouble housebreaking puppy raised on farm, house training
house training: Hi Sharon, It s very unrealistic to expect your dog to be trained in just three weeks when you re not supervising her as she needs to be. Every time she goes in the house it s a setback. The good thing is, because your dog isn t a small puppy she has...

Dogs: Uncontrollable Urination, shelley davis, uncontrollable urination
shelley davis, uncontrollable urination, medical expert: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing back to me. If this was my dog, I would see a canine urologist for further exploration of the situation but only after trying the protocols that I wrote to you about earlier. If one or more of them work, then the problem...

Dogs: Uncontrollable Urination, poodle girl, spayed dogs
poodle girl, spayed dogs, toy poodle: Hi Michelle, Thank you for writing to me about your toy poodle. There is a missing piece odf information that I would like to know...when was she spayed? Was she recently spayed and then the peeing started or was she spayed as a puppy and after 6 years...

Dogs: vomiting, cat poop, withholding food
cat poop, withholding food, rotten food: Josie, In this case I would go ahed and try giving her food since she has not vomited for a while, but if she vomits it up I would hold off and call your vet. What ever she ate could be poisons to her and they can run special test or prescribe medicine....

Dogs: whelping problems, lost litter
lost litter: Hi Melissa, I m very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog s litter, and sympathize so much with the tragedy. First, you didn t say when your dog gave birth to her stillborn litter. It is normal for the mother to run a low fever for about two days...

Dogs: yellow pipmle like bumps, pimples
pimples: Hi Adam, If your dog had fleas, you would see him scratching. If these little bumps are in his hair, not on his skin, it could be some type of bug egg or larvae. Nobody can diagnose your dog online, not even a doctor. If your are concerned, you need to...

Dogs: 2 of my dogs ate goose down feathers from pillow., goose down pillow, male pitbull
goose down pillow, male pitbull, hydrogen peroxide: He Bryan, A dog, coyote or wolf in the wild will eat the feathers of their prey without problems. However, your feathers in your pillow maybe bleached or treated with something to clean them and prepare them for use in your pillows. It s really going...

Dogs: 8 year old daushcund peeing in house, puppy housebreaking, submissive wetter
puppy housebreaking, submissive wetter, dauschand: Hi Laura, Thank you for writing to me about your Doxie s new housebreaking issues. The first thing to do is have your dog checked for a bladder infection. If she has an infection, she can t help needing to go all the time. It s essential that all pee...

Dogs: Adult Dachshund pooping in crate, odor neutralizer, pop quizzes
odor neutralizer, pop quizzes, favorite toys: Hi Sada, Your dog s current problem of pooping in his crate sounds like it s connected to the arrival of your child (Congratulations on that!) Any big change in a dog s daily routine (or even jealously) can cause this sort of situation. Be sure to...

Dogs: ask for kind and trainning of dogs, kinds of dogs, proper diet
kinds of dogs, proper diet, all kinds of dogs: Hello, If I were you, I would go to your local humane society. They have all kinds of dogs both big and small who very much need a good home. They would be able to help you pick out the right dog for you and your daughter. Part of picking out the right...

Dogs: Beagle Exercise, growth plates, bone growth
growth plates, bone growth, beagles: Hi Rose, At 8 months of age your dog may look grown up, but her bone growth plates are still growing. For this reason, you shouldn t jog with him yet. Between a year and 18 months, he should be done growing, ask your vet when he/she thinks it s safe....

Dogs: BLOODHOUND PUP, pup, gag
pup, gag, fur: Cindy, It sounds to me like he is adjusting to you. He is a little scared and so he is a bit defensive. Also, he is probably playing too rough as well. Get some treats and start teaching him to sit, to stay and down. Also teach him to walk on a leash....

Dogs: Boiled Eggs, hard boiled eggs, doberman puppy
hard boiled eggs, doberman puppy, canned sardines: His Sid, Thanks for the good feedback. Yes, the raw meat we feed our dogs and cats comes from chicken, rabbit, lamb and turkey. We now use commercial raw meats that were made for dogs. This meat is ground up with bones and organ meat for a balanced diet....

Dogs: Breathing problems, congestive heart failure, dry cough
congestive heart failure, dry cough, nasal passages: Hi Claire, I wish I could help you, but there really no way to guess at what your dog s problem might be. The problem may indeed be laryngeal paralysis, but it could also be many things, ranging from an obstruction in the nasal passages, bronchitis,...

Dogs: Change in Behavior since knee replacement., border collie mix, knee replacement surgery
border collie mix, knee replacement surgery, obedience school: Hi Terry, It s entirely possible that she has a fear of your cane, but you might never be able to pin point the actual source of her problem. Whatever the reason for her behavioral change, you should take serious steps on reestablishing your position...

Dogs: chihuahua whats wrong?, male puppy, female chihuahua
male puppy, female chihuahua, pyometra: Apparently no harm was done since she is still alive and appears to not have had any reactions. However, antibiotics must be given for the entire required length of time in order to completely eliminate all bacteria, so please tell your veterinarian about...

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Dogs: CRATE POOP, male rottweiler, obedience class
male rottweiler, obedience class, vet visit: I have delayed answering this because I find such questions difficult. I have never the problem and don t have successful experience correcting it. Nor do I find much elsewhere. Nobody has all the answers, and this problem is often not even addressed. ...

Dogs: Crate Poop, male rottweiler, poop question
male rottweiler, poop question, quality diet: Nature s Variety Instinct would be their grain-free foods, not their Prairie ; those foods contain 3-5 grains, depending on one s definition of a grain. Their Instinct foods actually sound quite good. I don t know that I would put the puppy into a...

Dogs: crazy chiweenies, chiweenie, obsessive compulsive disorder
chiweenie, obsessive compulsive disorder, anal glands: Hi Tim, Thank you for writing to me about your Chiweenie. I m assuming that since you ve had him for two years that things have gotten worse over time. Have you neutered the little guy? Sometimes this helps with behavorial issues. It takes about 6 weeks...

Dogs: Dashound sinus problems, sinus problem, sinus problems
sinus problem, sinus problems, sinus infection: Hi Cecil, Lots of air borne type allergies are present this summer and a lot of dogs tend to suffer more and more from this type of allergy. You can try a little Benadryl and see if that relieves her symptoms. I would start with 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon. If...

Dogs: Deep Wound of Lab, herbal aerosol spray, treatment of lyme disease
herbal aerosol spray, treatment of lyme disease, immune system disorders: Hi There, Traxol (Ceftriaxone sodium) is an antibiotic, but it s veterinary usage is very limited. I know it s used in the treatment of Lyme Disease, I don t think it s an effective medication for the kind of wound your dog has. It may not be helping...

Dogs: disabled pet, rope and pulley, pulley system
rope and pulley, pulley system, physical capabilities: Hi Bob, Using a sling could be helpful in getting the dog to his feet. A sling can be made from any long piece of fabric, such as a beach towel, or it can be bought. These are the kind of slings that might be helpful: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8082...

Dogs: doberman, proin for dogs, bladder infection
proin for dogs, bladder infection, answer time: This could still be the beginning of a bladder infection, so I would have that checked out for sure, although it certainly does sound more like incontinence than an infection. Then you could talk to your vet about putting her on meds if he/she thinks that...

Dogs: dog, heart worms, ear mites
heart worms, ear mites, healthcard: Hi Bryan, The coughing can mean a heart condition, or possibly heart worms. There is no way to guess at what the problem is, which is why your dog needs to see a doctor. The ear scratching could be an ear infection, allergies, or ear-mites (which...

Dogs: my dog, annoying problem, ten seconds
annoying problem, ten seconds, two hands: The best to stop this annoying problem is to have the person put one or two hands on the dog s chest(depending on the size of the dog)if it s a very tiny dog backing up will work better,and have the person say off; loudly and firmly and as soon as the dog...

Dogs: dog canit jump onto furniture/bed, animal chiropractor, bed furniture
animal chiropractor, bed furniture, furniture bed: Instead of your regular GP veterinarian, I would recommend you take your dog to an animal chiropractor. http://www.avcadoctors.com/avcadus.htm Most GPs just don t have the skill needed to find out where a dog is hurting, except by X-rays, and not everything...

Dogs: dog compatibility, smooth fox terriers, fox terriers
smooth fox terriers, fox terriers, compatibility question: Hi, yes it will help the situation if the Westie is older. Pound for pound the JR is stronger, so this gives the Westie a little growing time to handle the strength of the JR. Also, it puts the JR at a disadvantage a bit coming into a house where there...

Dogs: Dog Question, kidney infection, fishy smell
kidney infection, fishy smell, mortem examination: The only way to determine exactly what happened to your dog would have been a necropsy... a post-mortem examination. Anything now would be merely a guess or an opinion. I ve dealt with a lot of anal glands over the years as a groomer and dog owner. I have...

Dogs: Dogs ate goose down pillow feathers., goose down pillow, male pitbull
goose down pillow, male pitbull, female rottweiler: Hi Bryan, I think you should bother your vet before morning. If your dog had eaten one or two feathers I would say not to worry but when I read that a bunch was ingested I m concerned. The phone number you typed in didn t show up so I can t call...

Dogs: Dogs peeing and pooping in house, chihauhas, mini dachshunds
chihauhas, mini dachshunds, obedience class: As old as they are, fixing the problem will be tough. Neutering is an essential first step. This is all about leadership and nothing to do with housebreaking. Next step is obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

Dogs: eating, meal snacks, tooth decay
meal snacks, tooth decay, gum disease: Hi Geneva, Has it been warm (or hot) where you live? Like people, dogs don t always eat as much if it s hot outside. Has the dog that isn t eating been picky about food in the past? It could be that he/she is waiting for you to feed him something...

Dogs: eccesive eating, high metabolism, science diet
high metabolism, science diet, beneful: Jackie, I m glad to hear you are feeding a healthy balanced diet. If she is eating a healthy diet and has been checked thoroughly by a vet, then the last thing left is a behavioral issue. This should be especially true if she is over weight. That...

Dogs: Dog Question
Dogs: Dog Question

Dogs: Lack of appetite, suggestion
Dogs: Lack of appetite, suggestion

Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls, sore teeth
Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls, sore teeth

Dogs: Feeding and Walking, rescue dogs, lavish praise
rescue dogs, lavish praise, dandi: While it is minutes for young young puppies it is much longer for adults and varies. After a half hour, watch her for any signs, going to the door or withdrawing to an unused room. Also sniffing and circling. Immediately take her out. Go with her and lavish...

Dogs: a female on heat, female dogs in heat, dogs in heat
female dogs in heat, dogs in heat, male dogs: Hi Susanne, The time when a female dog can become pregnant is usually about 12 days after the bleeding starts, when the bleeding will have slowed and thinned to a pink color. Notice I say usually , and about ! The exact times can t be predicted, and...

Dogs: golden retriever spells, seizures
seizures: Hi Zach, It sounds as though your dog is having seizures. If they re 3-5 minutes in duration, that s quite long, and might be considered to be dangerous. You should not delay in having your dog examined by a vet. Not treating a dog for seizures, can lead...

Dogs: golden retrievert care, gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training
gwen bohnenkamp, family dog training, peter j vollmer: That may be too much for an All Experts amswer. You need a book. Super Puppy, by Peter J. Vollmer, 1988 HELP, MtSuper Puppy, by Peter J. Vollmer, 1988 HELP, Mt dog Has an Attitude, by Gwen Bohnenkamp, 1994 Owners Guide Better Behavior in Dogs...

Dogs: Health, great pyranese, true thanks
great pyranese, true thanks, summer heat: Dogs find the heat stressful. I think limiting the time outside in the heat would be better for the dog. The worst of the summer heat seems to be over here but our one Lab followed about the same patterns of being in and out in it as in cooler weather. ...

Dogs: housebreaking, yorkie puppy, wooden stairs
yorkie puppy, wooden stairs, housebreaking: You may just have to pay more attention to him. I often tell people to watch the puppy, not the clock. It needs to go out the first thing in the morning, after eating, drinking, and sleeping. If it quits playing, and starts running around sniffing, it is...

Dogs: Jack Russell, strange surroundings, time and patience
strange surroundings, time and patience, midsize dogs: Hi Dave, You are correct in containing Angel to kitchen, until she can once again be trusted not to soil in the house. Angel was quite stressed by being in strange surroundings. You didn t say how long ago this happened. Spend plenty of one on one...

Dogs: Lab ate Rat Poison, hydrogen peroxide, rat poison
hydrogen peroxide, rat poison, wax block: Hi Annie, Anytime you have a medical emergency, waiting for an answer from anybody online is the WRONG thing to do. Calling your vet s office immediately is what you need to do, as a delay in answering your message can mean unnecessary pain and suffering,...

Dogs: Lab female problem, large breed dogs, hip dysplasia
large breed dogs, hip dysplasia, pic lab: You can tell much more feeling the ribs than looking at a picture. She looks good to me. You can see pictures of healthy guide dogs at http://www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au/image/tid/20 Also see http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=resources_pets_vettips_obesityhealth...

Dogs: labrador 5 months, wire grid, toilet training
wire grid, toilet training, pin cushion: Some of those questions I an give good answer to and some not 1 Five minutes a day brushing it will keep it in good shape. Use a soft bristled brush usually, switching to a pin cushion brush when shedding is th worst. 2 It should be eating an adult...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, bland diet for dogs, vitamin and mineral supplements
bland diet for dogs, vitamin and mineral supplements, lack of appetite: As a strong advocate of assuring a dog s long term health by ensuring a complete and balanced diet, I was temped to pass on your question. After all, much of the human food people feed their dogs is too high in fat and eventually causes pancreatitus. At...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, cup cottage cheese, satin balls
cup cottage cheese, satin balls, lack of appetite: Hi Lisa, You didn t say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not to treat your dog, because of it s age. If your vet found a medical condition, then your dog should receive treatment, no matter her age. If your...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, cup cottage cheese, satin balls
cup cottage cheese, satin balls, lack of appetite: Hi Lisa, You didn t say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not to treat your dog, because of it s age. If your vet found a medical condition, then your dog should receive treatment, no matter her age. If your...

Dogs: Lack of appetite, satin balls recipe, primal pet foods
satin balls recipe, primal pet foods, raw dog food: Have you tried the frozen raw diets? Nature s Variety, Primal Pet Foods, PAW NATURAW distinct by instinct, Barf Diet Frozen Raw Dog Food are just a handful of what is available out there. Do an internet search for frozen raw dog food . Some people make...

Dogs: Min Pin Puppy potty training, closet shelving, puppy potty training
closet shelving, puppy potty training, wire grid: It would be better if you could work out a way to give her a mid day break. If you can t make it back for lunch, maybe a neighbor or a professional dog walker. They also need their third meal of the day at that age. Much of housebreaking is not training...

Dogs: Need Advice please, rhodesian ridge back, rapid weight loss
rhodesian ridge back, rapid weight loss, dry dog food: Diana, The Purina Dog Chow falls into the category of commercial dog foods with bad ingredients. Here is a list of their ingredients. Whole grain corn, poultry by-product meal, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn gluten...

Dogs: neutered male, false pregnancy, breeder friends
false pregnancy, breeder friends, last heat: Hi, Several possibilities, It is possible something was missed and there was a testicle up in the abdomen and it could be active. However, I would say that she is having a false pregnancy and that since your male was neutered late in life, he remembers...

Dogs: getting a new dog, persian cats, small apartment
persian cats, small apartment, persian cat: Foud, you have answered your own question, you didn t have time to do what you needed to do. How will you manage even a small dog if you don t have time to walk it? They need to be taken out 5-6 times a day when they are learning to house break. Also,...

Dogs: new home new dog, obedience school, pet friend
obedience school, pet friend, german shepherd: Hi Livie, I think you should get a male shepherd. I think they make better pets than the females who tend to be more nervous. the best way to train is to be consistent and always be the boss. If you tell the dog to do something (and he knows what you mean)...

Dogs: post natal aggression toward the pups, surrogate mom, strict supervision
surrogate mom, strict supervision, little growl: Hi Jacqui, Thanks for writing to me about your JR and her pups. From what you describe, I would take the pups away from the mother and just put them back for feeding under strict supervision. Let them cuddle with her and when she starts to flip out, take...

Dogs: my puppy is allergic to grass, virgin coconut oil, organic coconut oil
virgin coconut oil, organic coconut oil, boxer mix: Hello, If he is only 6 weeks old, he may be still very sensitive to the grass and/or other vegetation where he is playing. Maybe he shouldn t be out in this stuff yet. If the vets thought that the grass was causing it and gave him shots and medication,...

Dogs: Puppy Throwing Up, beagle puppy, fish products
beagle puppy, fish products, ground turkey: Rose, I switched from commercial foods many years ago after it almost killed one of my dogs. These commercial foods from Purina, Science Diet, Iams, Beneful, Atta Boy, Old Roy just to name a few are full of bad ingredients that are destroying our dogs health....

Dogs: Puppy throwing up, hurricane irene, shelley davis
hurricane irene, shelley davis, beagle puppy: Hi, Thanks for writing to me. I would have responded sooner but Hurricane Irene knocked out all the power and it s just back up. A puppy throwing up is serious. The pup can become dehyrdrated and it s also not normal. Puppies eat everything in sight...

Dogs: Questions re breeds, wolf hybrids, border collies
wolf hybrids, border collies, standard poodle: Hi Geoff, Yes Border Collies are very intelligent. Wolf Hybrids seem to be smarter, but not as intelligent as border collies. If you want a dog with your specifications, I know one that has all of them. Don t think I am crazy, but the Standard Poodle,...

Dogs: rahul, herding dogs, kithcen
herding dogs, kithcen, family pets: I like the Golden Retrievers as family pets. Perhaps I am making the mistake of judging the whole breed by my friends dog. But I see others too. They love attention, and are sturdy enough and good natured to tolerate almost anything. The Australian Shepherds...

Dogs: Rash and Fur loss, silky coat, hind legs
silky coat, hind legs, fleas: So sorry to hear about your dog! My first suggestion is to try to convince your parents to take her to the vet. Sudden skin issues like this can be caused by all sorts of things, and a vet will be able to solve the problem much quicker than you probably can....

Dogs: red swollen eyes, eye lids, sterile saline
eye lids, sterile saline, allergy problem: Hi Candy, Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. The main symptoms of Conjunctivitis (also called Pink Eye) in dogs is red eyes that can be swollen, with discharge. Foreign objects in the eye can cause irritation that looks like the symptoms of Conjunctivitis,...

Dogs: Rescued Litter of Rottweiler Pups, tail banding
tail banding: Hi Amanda, I would use the Neosporin and the antiseptic powder. If you ve ever used iodine on one of your own wounds, you d know it can sting. When the tails fall off (usually at 3-5 days) generously apply the Neosporin and antiseptic powder. The...

Dogs: running, puppy jogging
puppy jogging: Hi John, At 5 months old, your puppy is too young to be taken for jogs. Over exercising your puppy s young body can lead to skeletal/joint problems later in life. At your puppy s age, she should be walked, not taken for runs. Walk your puppy until...

Dogs: Schnauzer and Cat, best of friends, schnauzer
best of friends, schnauzer, mother in law: The best way for a dog to get used to any pet is to get a blanket and rub it over the cat-and let the dog get used to the smell ect And for a few days gate the dog off in one room,so that the cat doesn t get too stressed.In a lot of cases they will be curious...

Dogs: Senior Dog Potty Problems, vet check, check ups
vet check, check ups, sanitary pad: Hi Genie, You ve said your dog has had regular vet check-ups, but have you taken him to the vet since this problem of soiling in your home has started? Your dog may have a urinary tract infection which is making holding his urine uncomfortable. It is...

Dogs: Shaving a Newfoundland, bald patches, advic
bald patches, advic, newfies: Hi Paula, Shaving a coat such as a Newfies is risky. The fact that her coat grow back normal for the past 3 years is great, however in time you will see that the coat will be affected by shaving. I can suggest a supplement for skin and coat that may help....

Dogs: sleep, veterinary acupuncturist, wobblers disease
veterinary acupuncturist, wobblers disease, water dishes: Hi Duke, You didn t say if you re giving your dog any medications to help reduce the inflammation and swelling of the Wobblers Disease. If you aren t, that s definitely something you should discuss with your vet. Corticosteroids like prednisone can help...

Dogs: Spaying a senior basset hound, chest x ray, shelley davis
chest x ray, shelley davis, vitamins minerals: Hi Bob, Thank you for writing to me about your newly adopted Basset Hound and bless your heart for taking in a senior. They are not as easily adoptable as a puppy but thankfully you don t have to go through all the hard work - you already know that you...

Dogs: Sudden aggression towards mother dog, daughter mimi, two dogs
daughter mimi, two dogs, best bet: Hi Osadi, Thanks for the update! Good to hear that things are going well! If you give your dogs tit bits in-between their usual meal times, make them work for it. Give them a command, and give the tit bit only when they obey you, as a reward. This...

Dogs: toilet training, house training puppy
house training puppy: Hi Rahul, First, be sure to keep your puppy on a consistent schedule of feeding, exercise, and trips to the bathroom where you want him to relieve himself. This will ensure your puppy has fewer chances to have an accident someplace in your home. Place...

Dogs: Type of dog?, short haired dogs, puppy teeth
short haired dogs, puppy teeth, border collie: He does appear to be a mix,so it is hard to say how big he will get. But he looks like he has mostly Border Collie in him,and also looks like a touch of Beagle and a bit of lab as well. So my guess to size would be a medium dog around 40-50 pounds. He looks...

Dogs: what type of dog should i buy?, smooth fox terrier, wire fox terrier
smooth fox terrier, wire fox terrier, kerry blue terrier: Rahul, The following breeds are protective and smart: Doberman Rottwieler Great Dane Airedale (needs high fat diet) The following are also protective but a bit smaller Staffordshire terrier Kerry Blue terrier (needs hair cutting) Australian Shepherd...

Dogs: Over weight blue heeler, pet food stores, live enzymes
pet food stores, live enzymes, dog biscuits: Hi Kelly, Dogs are easy to get over weight. They train us to over feed them because they always make us believe they are hungry. I wish you would have mentioned what brand of biscuits you are feeding him. If they are a good quality meal type bars then...

Dogs: Wolf hybrid giant malamute, giant malamute, grassfed meat
giant malamute, grassfed meat, balanced diet: Geoff, Here is a link to a web site that has a calculator where all you need to do is enter his weight and select pounds or kilograms and at what percentage of body weight to base it on. http://www.raw4dogs.com/calculate.htm. Use the default setting...

Dogs: yorkie aggression, american eskimo, low thyroid
american eskimo, low thyroid, male dogs: Hi Debbie, Female dogs are the natural rulers of the pack , and there is often aggression between two female dog households, it doesn t matter if the females have been spayed. It doesn t sound like taking in these two dogs was a very good idea. You,...

Dogs: Yorkie food, soft poop, feeding a puppy
soft poop, feeding a puppy, puppy chow: Leaving the food out all the time could result in him over eating. Over feeding can cause loose stools in addition to many other health problems. Better stick to 3 meals and control how much he eats. You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Your dog definitely...

Dogs: 14 yr old male Chihuahua, elderly dog
elderly dog: Hi Mary, Your little Cody should be examined by a vet, it s simply impossible to guess at what his problems might be. Was the spazzing of his leg and balance issues due to a seizure? Is his reluctance to relieve himself due to a bladder infection? Is...

Dogs: 16 years old, throwing up bile, atta boy
throwing up bile, atta boy, sensitive stomach: Hi Krystal, It s normal for a dog to not eat for a day or two if they are hurting or sick. The digestive system takes a lot of energy to perform its tasks. They will typically not eat and let the energy go towards healing. That being said, you have to...

Dogs: my 6 year old pulling her fur out, animal chiropractor, bitter apple
animal chiropractor, bitter apple, flea problem: I would be careful with the flea stuff, and not use it unless you really have a flea problem, as that stuff *is* toxic. However, I don t feel that is really the cause of the problem. This could be a case of a hot spot for whatever reason, and if that is...

Dogs: 9 year old dog, half a step, time and distance
half a step, time and distance, old dog: Hi Samantha, Yes, it is imperative that all dogs be taught to stay and to come. It is actually a safety issue. Now, here is how you do it. You stand next to them, tell the to sit and hold your hand up with your hand facing the dog and say stay ....

Dogs: Adopted pregnant dog.., hard boiled egg, swollen nipples
hard boiled egg, swollen nipples, expressing milk: Hi Since you don t know the exact breeding date, I would worry. Take her for a ride in the car for about 20 minutes. Sometimes it starts labor. I don t know why, but it does. If that doesn t work I would take her to the vet and make sure she isn t holding...

Dogs: Alaskan Pup's, dog breeder
dog breeder: Hi Liya, There isn t such a breed as an Alaskan , if you re looking for Alaskan Malamute puppies, try searching for a local breeder by the state you live in, here: http://www.akc.org/breederinfo/breeder_search.cfm?action=search Just because a puppy...

Dogs: Allergies and nutrition, sensitive stomachs, allergy problems
sensitive stomachs, allergy problems, diet changes: Aaron, To make a determination on what s going on, she may need to be checked by the vet to determine if it could be a parasite or not. Those are common areas for mange or other parasites to take over. That being said, the labs are our number one...

Dogs: Biting, border collie, question thanks
border collie, question thanks, lhasa apso: What a lot of groomers do either have someone hold onto the dog tightly,or at least hold a leash fairly high(not enough to strangle the dog,but enough that it keep him from moving his head around)and tightly,but also at the same time distract the dog,often...

Dogs: Biting?, entering the garden, loyal pet
entering the garden, loyal pet, jack russell: This can become a serious problem,and may even become a legal problem if not dealt with. The best way to deal with a dog like this is to find a good trainer that is experienced and preferably one that can come to your house and work one on one with him,and...

Dogs: My Blue Heeler pup, puppy class, gentle touch
puppy class, gentle touch, harder time: This is an easy fix that I have done many times. Take her to a puppy class. Your wife and children actually take her along with you. when you get there, wife and children disappear and you alone are in the class. If she is afraid in the class, you are...

Dogs: CALCINOSIS CULIS, calcinosis cutis, benzoyl peroxide
calcinosis cutis, benzoyl peroxide, thyroid disorder: Hi Cecilia, Myo-inositol hexaphosphate (also known as IP-6 Inositol Hexaphosphate, and Phytic acid ) is a substance found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high-fiber foods. I read a study where it is thought that this substance...

Dogs: calcium levels in raw feeding, mild sprain, poodle cross
mild sprain, poodle cross, appropriate diets: Hi Anja, Apparently even vets in Australia can be ignorant to proper species appropriate diets. They are sure common around where I live. We hear that all the time from some customers that their vet had told them not to feed raw. Some even belittle them....

Dogs: Chihua afraid of dobermans, dominant personality, language two
dominant personality, language two, dalmation: Pati, Yes, dogs read body language. Two things here: The Dobermans may have come from the same household, which would make them an intact pack. This would be how your dog would view them. Or they may have had a dominant personality which your dog...

Dogs: Diabetic pet... diet, apple cider vinegar, blue wilderness
apple cider vinegar, blue wilderness, hurricane disaster: Hi Sherry, Thanks for writing to me. Sorry for the delay but we had a hurricane disaster here. Thank you for your patience. It is important to feed your dogs 4-6x a day to keep her sugar levels stablized. For your information, there are certain natural...

Dogs: dog behavior, rufus, peeing
rufus, peeing, aggression: Carol, Yes, it had everything to do with it. He had a male dog mount him, which is a show of aggression and challenge. When he peed on your leg he was owning you as part of his pack. He was letting the other dogs know this. Also, your stud has reached...

Dogs: dog behaviour, staffordshire bull terrier, separate rooms
staffordshire bull terrier, separate rooms, old dog: The best thing to do would be to muzzle her,and let her show the puppy who is in charge. That way there ranks can be sorted without bloodshed. This is a common and effective way of stopping dog fights in a household. Once they know who is in charge the fights...

Dogs: Dog in heat, mini dachshund, heat cycle
mini dachshund, heat cycle, dachshund: Noreen, Not all dogs have the same heat cycle. Some come in every 4 to 6 months and some every 8- 12 months. but you count from the time she was in heat last, regardless of whether she had pups. So she could come into heat within the month, or longer depending...

Dogs: Dog needs friend?, old boston, female fight
old boston, female fight, boston terrier: Hi, If you want to get another dog, make sure you get a female. Terriers are very competitive and two males usually fight. Sometimes male and female fight, but it is not usually serious. Introduce a puppy (female), but introduce them outside the home at...

Dogs: Dog is peeing/pooping in the house, finace, whits end
finace, whits end, good answer: There are some questions I don t have a good answer to, but will try. It could be he mostly sleeps all day while you are gone. Then the burst of activity when you return stimulates elimination. Try stimulating him outside before bringing him in, some fetch...

Dogs: Dog pulling out cat's fur, licking habit
licking habit: Hi Colleen, You might not be able to pinpoint the reason why your dog has started this odd behavior. It may just be your dog has an obsessive licking habit, only it s the cat he s obsessing over, not himself. Many times a dog starts a licking habit because...

Dogs: Dogs fighting, blue nose pit, basic instinct
blue nose pit, basic instinct, pit bulls: Sharon, You need to be the alpha of these two dogs. They cannot take a drink of water without permission from you. Even then, though, you have two dogs who will fight with each other. Shepherds will fight each other and I guess you know that pit bulls...

Dogs: dogs stomach, mold spores, shelley davis
mold spores, shelley davis, black skin: Hi Timbob, Thanks for writing to me about your senior dog. You MUST get her to the vet. There are a number of skin conditions, not any of them good, that must be treated by a medical professional. Please note that this condition can be anything from...

Dogs: Fear, husky mix, first man
husky mix, first man, housekeeper: It is quite possible you are the first man he has ever met, or a man abused him in the past. What you are doing should be working better than it has. Avoid eye contact, letting your teeth show in a smile, or raising your hand over his head. Talk to...

Dogs: my female papilllon keeps pulling her fur out, itching
itching: Hi Mrs. Rayner, Grooming a dog isn t the same as providing a flea preventative. Before you assume that your dog doesn t have fleas (which only spend part of their life on the dog, and may not be seen) check your dog for flea dirt , which is a nice way...

Dogs: Fighting/Peeing indoors, puppy food, long walks
puppy food, long walks, big dogs: Hi, It sounds like she is both jealous and undisciplined. You will have to take the leadership position with her. Teach her all commands and teach her to go to her bed and stay. When you give her a bone or anything else, she must go to her bed. Don...

Dogs: hair coloring, pigmentation, random patterns, hair coloring
random patterns, hair coloring, leopards: Animals with markings on there fur,also have marked skin. Like tigers for example have stripped skin,not just stripped fur. Even a dalmatian would have spotted skin. So the answer is yes,all animals with any type of markings or patterns on the fur,have the...

Dogs: Hair loss, mineral deficiency, hair etc
mineral deficiency, hair etc, recommended dose: Hi Ahmed, If you have had him to the vet and it isn t mange, ringworm, or bacterial, I would say it is a mineral deficiency. But have those other things checked out first. When a dog gets older they lose some of their digestive ability and thus they get...

Dogs: Hair loss, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Osman, Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet, but I can tell you that this doesn t sound like an age related condition . If your dog isn t itching, and there aren t any signs of insect bites or crusting over scabs on your dog s ears or face...

Dogs: Hair loss, omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6: Hi Ahmed, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s hair loss. It is important to have your dog checked out by your vet to see if the hair loss is being caused by a medical problem like mites or mange of some kind. If that isn t the problem then have...

Dogs: Hearing Loss - Remicin, hurricane irene, shelley davis
hurricane irene, shelley davis, holistic vet: Hi Vicki, Thanks for writing to me. I m sorry about the delay but I ve been dealing with Hurricane Irene. I spoke to my holistic vet about this and he wants you to go to: www.vetnaet.com and see if someone near you is a practitioner. If not, I...

Dogs: HELP!!, inappropriate places, frequent opportunities
inappropriate places, frequent opportunities, dog ages: Hi Jennifer, While you feel that you ve given your dog time to adjust when she travels, your dog obviously needs more time, or less travel, because she s being overly stressed by the experience. Not every dog can handle the changes of schedule or location...

Dogs: Homeopathic remedy, health food store, l lysine
health food store, l lysine, shelley davis: Hi, Sorry for the delay - computer problems. Take 3 pellets and drop onto a clean paper towel without touching them. Put a paper towel over them and take a spoon and gently crush them into a powder. Take your index finger and wet it with your dog s...

Dogs: Intestinal food, artificial colorings, natural dogs
artificial colorings, natural dogs, bichon frise: Hello, First off, I m not a vet so I cannot tell you to go off of your prescription diet. I can give you my opinion based on what I know and have seen. It will be up to you to decide what is best for your pet. If it were me, I would get my dog off of...

Dogs: Introducing A New Member, introducing cat to dog
introducing cat to dog: Hi Vilma, It may be an uphill battle to take a three year old dog that s known not to be dog friendly , and make him tolerate dogs, but it can be done. You would get the best (and quickest) results in reconditioning Kacho to at least tolerate other dogs...

Dogs: Maltipoo skin color, brown areas, chinese crested
brown areas, chinese crested, genetic background: Well it is indeed an unusual colour for a Maltipoo,some poodles have markings that are similar to this and could have gotten it from the poodle side. Though Chinese Crested crosses are becoming more popular these days as well-and he could have a touch of crested...

Dogs: mange, purina beneful, atta boy
purina beneful, atta boy, strong immune system: Hi Angel, Depends on what type of mange the other dog has. Some common ones in puppies like Demodectic mange are not considered contagious as far as I know of. They are present on all puppies and is not know exactly what causes them to take over areas....