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Dogs: Hematoma, weimaraner, bruise
weimaraner, bruise, bump on: Hi, Marianne, I doubt if she s in much pain, and I also doubt she needs surgery. But anytime there is an injury, sore, bruise, etc. (for people or pets), that doesn t go away, I would have the vet look at it. You may want to be creative and try to restrict...

Dogs: Hey, wise decision, spayed
wise decision, spayed, stuffed animal: First of all, many females will grieve if they give birth and have no puppies to care for. Trying to help her by causing her to become pregnant again doesn t seem to be a wise decision. You don t indicate how long ago her puppy died, but it may be a case...

Dogs: House training tips, miniature schnauzer, obedience classes
miniature schnauzer, obedience classes, how to raise a puppy: First, go and get a crate, if you don t already have one. At this point, smaller is better than larger, as you don t want the puppy to start pottying in the crate. The puppy must go outside when it wakes, after it eats, and after it plays. A puppy that...

Dogs: Housebreaking, closet shelving, long walks
closet shelving, long walks, going potty: When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room as you are, and perhaps as I do, a short chain fastened to the computer desk. If you catch it in the act, give it a sharp Ah, ah, ah! and...

Dogs: Housebreaking a 9 month old Chihuahua, toy poodle, ddfl
toy poodle, ddfl, sciencedaily com: As far as the poodle s embarrassment: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090611065839.htm For both dogs, I would suggest considering using dog crates, and re-visiting basic housebreaking protocol. http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/crate-train.pdf...

Dogs: Housetraining a peek-a-poo, peek a poo, positive reinforcement
peek a poo, positive reinforcement, exercise pen: Hello Jessica; This will be a challenge as you know for sure! But, I advise that you get him a Exercise pen, and cord him off there when you cannot watch him, and this way, he will have to go in that area...like a Laundry room, or your garage, etc. If...

Dogs: help me with my dog, golden reteriver, dry dog food
golden reteriver, dry dog food, table scraps: 2 cups of food shouldn t benough to cause such a problem. I would carefully check to see if she is managing to find something else to eat? Could anybody in the family be sneaking her food? Is she getting lots of treats? Could a well meaning neighbor be...

Dogs: "going" in the house, housebreaking problems, leg braces
housebreaking problems, leg braces, toy poodle: Hi, Mary, I can sympathize with your frustration; to dogs, their elimination needs are a non-event. That means it s not something they give a lot of thought to, unlike the need for food, water, and to reproduce. Due to the overwhelming number of emails...

Dogs: house training a three year old dog, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, hormonal issues: Hi Sarah, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s housebreaking issues. The first line of defense is to have a thorough medical check up for the dog. She could be having kidney, bladder or hormonal issues and it s crucial to determine if this is...

Dogs: INDUCING HEAT CYCLE, heat cycle, progesterone
heat cycle, progesterone, estrogen: When I called my vet to ask the name of the shot he had given my dog years ago...He said they don t use it anymore, due to many side affects....Oh well. sorry. It was an estrogen/progesterone shot. He asked me if your dog has not come into heat or if you...

Dogs: Inside ear flap pigment changes, schnauzer poodle mix, pigment changes
schnauzer poodle mix, pigment changes, veterinary medical school: Generally, when one sees black spots on a dog s belly, it is due to a fungal infection. I would think this could be a similar thing, although I have never seen ears like that. Make sure that his ears are TOTALLY clear of dirt, wax, and HAIR. He is scratching...

Dogs: Itchy Paws, epsom salts, laundry detergent
epsom salts, laundry detergent, atheletes feet: Hi Phoenix, I understand your concerns over the mounting cost of vet care. It s like I said, getting control over chronic itching can take a long time, and require lots of testing. You can ask your vet if it s possible for you to pay your vet bill over...

Dogs: introducing dogs, introducing dogs, alaskan malamute
introducing dogs, alaskan malamute, male gsd: Hello Ashleigh; That is the problem when you take two older males and try to work them in the same environment. Someone is always going to be the Dominant one! I will tell you that it will be difficult at best, if you do go ahead and keep the Malamute,...

Dogs: itchy/smelly patterdale, wheat free food, food allergy
wheat free food, food allergy, ph balance: I m assuming your vet found no evidence of mites or parasites of any kind? A lot of dogs experience allergy-type symptoms from elements in their environment; do you use anything on your grass? do you use anything on the carpets? Evaluate your home and...

Dogs: Japanese Chim healthy but wouldn't even try Recovery food when offered by vet, vet question, sodium bisulfite
vet question, sodium bisulfite, food dish: First, my opinion of Science Diet is that it is a product that I will NOT feed my dogs. Most of their stuff still contains ethoxyquin, a harmful substance that most other dog food manufacturers have removed from their products, if they ever did use it. ...

Dogs: Jealousy over new dog, pomeranian puppy, jealous dogs
pomeranian puppy, jealous dogs, start from scratch: Cara, Keep them separate unless you are there to supervise..This is typical in jealous dogs. You will also have to housebreak your dachshund all over again, however it won t take as long as the first time. Start from scratch, whatever you did the first...

Dogs: Not kid-friendly, bichon frise, good citizens
bichon frise, good citizens, little kids: Hi Sarah; It is so difficult to Rescue a dog...as this is what you are actually doing! You never know what the dog has been through before you got her!!! So, at this late juncture, you will need to get to a Class to get some help asap...as you are correct...

Dogs: Lab that is getting aggressive with other unaltered males, male dogs, intact males
male dogs, intact males, aggressive player: It sounds like your dog is fine-provided he is in charge. One way to combat this is to continue to take him to the park,but call him over to you,and make him sit next to your for at least 20 seconds. First this will put you in the top spot instead of the dog,and...

Dogs: Lhasa Apso - pooping in the house., obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I think it is a challenge to your leadership. 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...

Dogs: Licking, seizure disorder, odd behaviors
seizure disorder, odd behaviors, bed comforter: Anytime our dogs start doing something they ve never done before, it s probably a good idea to have the vet take a look at them. Sometimes odd behaviors are a symptom of an underlying cause. For instance, some dogs snap at the air, which can be a type...

Dogs: Little yellow spots on blanket from puppy, female dogs, coccidia
female dogs, coccidia, good eye: Hi Brandy; Some females do pee to mark their territory, but, I thought your dog was a male.. I think she may be nervous, due to her new surroundings...but, keep an eye out. She may have the other problem I mentioned, which then you need to take her to the...

Dogs: Our lab, testicals, intestinal tract
testicals, intestinal tract, rear end: Your male has something wrong with his intestinal tract. You never touch the Testicals, that will cause an an infection and could kill him! The Vet should check him thoroughly for worming, and or blockage in the intestinal tract. Let me know how you do....

Dogs: my lab dog, shelley davis, mastitis
shelley davis, mastitis, bloodstream: Dear Katherine, Thank you for writing to me about your 2 year olf Lab. It s very important to have your vet examine your dog to determine what is causing the infection. There is a condition known as mastitis, which if left untreated, can lead to gangrene...

Dogs: lab puppy teeth, puppy teeth, adult teeth
puppy teeth, adult teeth, lab puppy: Hi Greg, It is normal for some of the puppy teeth to stay in as the adult teeth come down. However they should be falling out soon after. If this continues, they may need to be pulled. Check with your vet on how long you should wait. Susan Potts...

Dogs: labor and whelping, nancy ps, first pup
nancy ps, first pup, mucus plug: I dont have a good feel for this....If she is trying to poo, she could be trying to pass a puppy. Give your regular vet a call today and tell him all. If the discharge is green or black or brown that is a trouble sign. If it is clear it is ok. nancy...

Dogs: labor and whelping, pregnant dog due date
pregnant dog due date: Hi Tasha, Sixty three days is an average length for a dog s pregnancy. It can go longer, up to 72 days. The date you re counting from isn t the day your dog was bred, it s the date of conception, which makes counting ahead to predict when the due date...

Dogs: labour, mucus plug, going into labour
mucus plug, going into labour, urgent matter: Hello Jackie; I have just returned home from travel. Lots of Setting up for my new Book Release... Anyways, Your dog may already be in Labor from this morning s question...if she is, keep her comfortable, and you will need a Heating Pad for the newborns....

Dogs: lactating dog, nursing dog
nursing dog: Hi Rose, Your best bet is to have your dog examined by a vet, rather than guessing as to whether or not your dog has Mastitis. Mastitis can be a painful condition that usually is fairly localized, although some animals may become systemically ill or even...

Dogs: large agressive dog, rear flank, discipline actions
rear flank, discipline actions, alaskan malamute: Hi, James, Aggression is a difficult problem to work with. There are many TYPES of aggression, CAUSES for aggression, and different ways to address it. I truly think your problem is something that would best be handled by a trainer coming to your home...

Dogs: back leg injury, border collie mix, mg aspirin
border collie mix, mg aspirin, border collie: Why always over the weekend? It sounds to me like it will be OK. I took my 8 week old into the vet Thursday for what likely is a minor problem. I just didn t want problems over the weekend. She may be better off without with any pain medicine....

Dogs: licking and humping, sheltie puppy, water pistol
sheltie puppy, water pistol, leash correction: Hi Sarah, You didn t say if your dog has been neutered. This can help stop at least some of the humping, though humping behavior is also used to show dog dominance, so it isn t necessarily sexual behavior. The moment your dog looks like he s thinking...

Dogs: lime sulfur dips, injectable medications, rotten eggs
injectable medications, rotten eggs, sulfur smell: Hello again! Dogs are infected by different types of mites than those which infect humans. The scabies mite a human could have can t live in an animal such as a dog. If your dog only scratches occasionally, and you aren t seeing broken skin lesions,...

Dogs: Male dogs fighting, dogs fight, male dogs
dogs fight, male dogs, habitual behaviors: Hi Edie, Dogs neutered late may continue to show aggression. Habitual behaviors aren t changed by neutering. You didn t say when your dogs fight, or what instances are likely to make your dogs fight. Besides neutering, as the owner you need to establish...

Dogs: Male lab mix peeing constantly, animal rescue organization, poor muscle control
animal rescue organization, poor muscle control, bladder tumor: Lynn, This is NOT a training problem,,,,This dog needs to be checked out for bladder problems that could range from a bladder tumor to poor muscle control...Good news....Cures for both...There are pills that will help with the muscle problem,,, and of course...

Dogs: My Male Pitbull Year 1/2 Old, male pitbull, tile floor
male pitbull, tile floor, nuvet: Hello David, Peeing on the bed is a sign of discontent. He is telling you that he needs more time with you. I suggest you take Bubba for a nice walk in the morning, this allows dogs to expel energy and leave them more content when left alone. When you...

Dogs: Male puppy, shelley davis, male puppies
shelley davis, male puppies, male puppy: Hi P. Thank you for writing to me. A male dog usually starts lifting it s leg as puberty sets in around the age of 9 to 10 months. He begins to want to mark his territory this way. However, many male dogs don t lift their legs until after a year old...

Dogs: Malnutritioned dog, soft boiled egg, shelley davis
soft boiled egg, shelley davis, orijen: Hi Amanda, Thank you for writing to me about your newly rescued dog with malnutrition. I first want to commend and thank you for rescuing this poor munchkin who desperately needs your love and protection. This is a very beautiful act of love and kindness...

Dogs: Mange, back deck, bug spray
back deck, bug spray, harms way: There are a couple of types of mange. Scarcoptic is the one that is contagious. Call the animal shelter and find out what type the dogs have. If it is the kind that is a mite, you can spray areas with a bug spray, even though it is not contagious, it makes...

Dogs: Mastiff with Pyoderma, old english mastiff, flea allergy dermatitis
old english mastiff, flea allergy dermatitis, involuntary urination: Hi Lauren, Did your regular vet do smears of the pustules, or crusty areas to give you the diagnosis Pyoderma? And are you dealing with surface, superficial or deep pyoderma? The most common underlying triggers of pyoderma include fleas, flea allergy...

Dogs: Metal Bowls, food bowls
food bowls: Hi Kevin, Most dogs don t have food in their bowls for very long. Once the food is put down, it s gobbled up pretty quickly. For most dogs using a plastic, metal or ceramic food bowl which is frequently cleaned is just fine. The same can t be said...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer in heat, cowboy magic detangler, mini schnauzer
cowboy magic detangler, mini schnauzer, horse product: About three weeks ago could still have her fairly breedable if your memory is off at all. Next time write on your calendar the very first day you notice bleeding, and then you can count from that. A heat cycle usually lasts for 21 days in most bitches, but...

Dogs: mastiff/ boxer temper, mastiffs, mastiff
mastiffs, mastiff, temper: Hi First I need some answers,,,,what is happening when he is biting? Where did you get him from and how long have you had him? I see that he is part mastiff. That can be a vert aggressive dog. I will probably suggest you get a different dog as mastiffs...

Dogs: when to mate a dog, progesterone, insemination
progesterone, insemination, how long does a dog stay in heat: Hi Abby; Hope your Thanksgiving was great! The female dog usually stays in heat about 21 days...her best time will depend on her Ovulation schedule. This will vary depending on the age of the female, etc. But in general around (10-14 days on average). I...

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

Dogs: New Rescue not eating, medical possibilities, boiled chicken
medical possibilities, boiled chicken, holistic approaches: Hi Brandi, Thank you for writing to me about your newly rescued Shih Tzu. Although what you ve described sounds like vaccination overload, it is essential to rule out other medical possibilities. I therefore encourage you to bring your munchkin to your...

Dogs: Nursing Dog..Digging, Restless, newborn puppies, two puppies
newborn puppies, two puppies, eagle kennel: Nesting is very normal behavior for bitches who are about to whelp, or who have whelped recently. It sounds as though your bitch is free to go where she pleases, and I don t let my bitches do that. The first week (or two if the litter is small) the bitch is...

Dogs: new add dog to family, body postures, body posture
body postures, body posture, judgment call: Hi Robert, You didn t say if any of these dogs have been spayed or neutered. Having all neutered males or a mix of neutered males and a single spayed female is usually the best bet for a peaceful household. When you bring the dogs together to meet,...

Dogs: getting a new chihuahua puppy, chihuahua puppy, wire grid
chihuahua puppy, wire grid, best bet: The feeding schedule sounds OK. I would like to see some sort of a mid day break. Could you have a neighbor or professional dog walker give her a break? I don t like pee pads at all. It only confuses the dog and sometimes it is tough retraining them to...

Dogs: new dog acting agressively, pocket beagle, cesar millan
pocket beagle, cesar millan, acceptable behavior: Hi Karen; Have been out of town for the Holiday....I can tell you that the way to work in a new dog into the family with being older is a very difficult equation at best. There will be Jealousy issues all the time. I would recommend that you get some...

Dogs: newfoundland, anal glands
anal glands: Hi Kathy, More likely than not, your dog has a case of blocked anal glands. Anal glands are two small glands situated just below and to either side of the anal opening. They manufacture and secrete a fluid that is used to mark territory. You can try...

Dogs: Odd aggressive behavior, behavior modification techniques, dominant dogs
behavior modification techniques, dominant dogs, foster dogs: Redirected aggression occurs when a dog that is aggressively motivated redirects the aggression from the source to another. For example, a dog that is barking at the door may redirect his aggression onto an owner that is pulling him back. Dominant dogs often...

Dogs: Old Yorkshire Terrier, old dog vaccines
old dog vaccines: Hi Ann, At seventeen, your dog probably has all the antibodies he needs to protect himself from Parvo/Distemper. In a recent study of 1200 dogs, one to two years after the initial immunization 94.4 percent of the dogs still had adequate immunities to...

Dogs: Older dog being bullied by new dog., boundless energy, golden retriever
boundless energy, golden retriever, spaniel: Hi Aoife, Your older dog may come alive around other dogs, but a puppy is a whole other animal, so to speak. A submissive adult dog might have been a better fit as a companion for your 9 year old Golden. You need to carefully supervise your older...

Dogs: Overweight, weight loss
weight loss: Hi Dixie, Increased daily exercise, in the way of leashed walks is what s going to help your dog to lose her extra weight. She just isn t going to get the exercise she needs when you let her outside to relieve herself. Just like a person that s out of...

Dogs: how old is too old, yellow nasal discharge, urinary tract infections
yellow nasal discharge, urinary tract infections, female dogs: Hi Karen, A dog s breed or size must be considered when you re talking age. A 13 year old Chihuahua may not to seem as old as German Shepard that s the same age. Before jumping to the conclusion that you need to put your dog to sleep, you should...

Dogs: older dog not mixing with puppy., staffordshire bull terrior, old bitch
staffordshire bull terrior, old bitch, puppy: Once past 3 years old, many dogs don t want anything to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and their biting games. You need to teach the puppy to leave the older dog alone. As soon as the puppy starts to focus on the older dog, give it a sharp ...

Dogs: overbite, dental bill, dental repair
dental bill, dental repair, ruptures: Virginia; Run don t walk away from a Vet like that!!! In all the years I have raised dogs, and been in the business, I have never heard of a Vet trying to have you do dental repair on an overbite! There is not a risk to the dog s health, unless she is severely...

Dogs: Pee Pads, lhaso poo, petsmart
lhaso poo, petsmart, whirl: Hi Suzanne; Maybe not...does she have any experience with Newspaper?? If so, you can try either. Some of the brands have a Scent, and this encourages them to use them. Give it a whirl...you can go to a Petsmart, or Walmart to see which brand has that...

Dogs: Peeing, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, wits end: Hi Mark, Thank you for writing to me about Max and his house breaking issues. I apologize for the delay but I just lost my dog and I ve not been on the computer. The first line of defense is to have a thorough medical check up for the dog. He could...

Dogs: Pet, small dogs, miniature pinscher
small dogs, miniature pinscher, measuring cup: 1. Crate him when he cannot be watched, and let him outside after he wakes, after he eats, and after he plays. The length of time between trips outside will depend on his age. At eight weeks, a puppy needs to go outside every 20-30 minutes if loose in the...

Dogs: Pomeranian Hair Regrown after Shaving, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, bald spot: Matt, I would try Omega 3 fatty acids first, it is stronger than missing link. Break open a human size pill and put it over the food once a day. Try that for about 2 months and see what happens... Next time you want to shorten your pom s hair, have them...

Dogs: Potty Training, male yorkie, gentle tug
male yorkie, gentle tug, messes: Jay, Did he get the shot in the leg or near his neck. Yes it could have something to do with this. You may have to go back to step A on the training. When they are being trained anything can set them off in a new direction. Do your Pee pads have a training...

Dogs: Potty training a peekapoo puppy, full time job, closet shelving
full time job, closet shelving, grassy spot: It won t go well unless you find a way to give it a mid day break. Perhaps a neighbor or a professional dog walker could. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches...

Dogs: My Pregent Dog, Dog Pregnancy
Dog Pregnancy: Hi Jessica, If it s early enough in the pregnancy, a vet can terminate it. There s no reason to have your dog carry a litter to term, and bring another unwanted litter of puppies into the world. At the same time, your dog would be spayed, so this would...

Dogs: Pregnant Siberian Husky, black discharge, siberian husky
black discharge, siberian husky, closets: hello Kelly, how many days since she has been bred? is this her first time? is she hiding or searching and digging in closets or under beds etc? does she have any kind of dishcharge? if it is a green or black discharge, get her to a vet. a lot of vets...

Dogs: PUGS, vet asap, fawn brindle
vet asap, fawn brindle, hereditary diseases: The only recognized colors in pugs is fawn and black. Anything else is a breed disqualification and extremely undesirable. Black is a dominant color, but the color of the offspring would be dependent on the color of the sire used and his genetics. http://www.pugs.org/indexIllusStandard.htm...

Dogs: PUPPY FEEDING, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, puppy feeding: Dog foods are formulated to have what dogs need in them, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and energy. Some things like calcium are very important, but too much is bad too. Most dog food have more protein and fat than dogs need. That is to make sure they...

Dogs: Puppies or Dogs, flint river ranch, hartz products
flint river ranch, hartz products, how do i get rid of fleas: Min Pins do shed, but the hair is so short you probably don t notice. Use a Oatmeal type shampoo, this you can use often and it won t hurt or dry the skin. Why would you need to bathe him four times a week? Once is plenty. I suggest Flint River Ranch Puppy...

Dogs: Puppy Housetraining, puppy housetraining, type segments
puppy housetraining, type segments, tape worm: Hi Greg, has he had a bout of fleas? if so he may have tape worm that doesn t show up in a stool sample..You will see little rice type segments around the anus if he does. ok first of all, he doesn t need to be on 3 meals a day anymore,,, put him down...

Dogs: Puppy Pee, lab puppy, pee
lab puppy, pee, bladder: Maybe not normal, but is happens sometimes. Try walking around with it a little more before bring it back in. I think sometimes they are too excited about being outside to finish emptying their bladder. Sometimes details slip my mind, but my 8 week old...

Dogs: Puppy schedule and Fece eating, cockapoo, learned behavior
cockapoo, learned behavior, boston area: Hi, I would move your 6:30 out to 8 PM and that would solve that problem. As far as the eating poop. Yes keep her on a leash...Get a long retractable so you can let her go out to run, when she even goes to search for the poop, snap the leash and tell her...

Dogs: Puppy Teething, Jumping, Bathing and Ear drops, long term goal, ear drops
long term goal, ear drops, eardrops: Hi, Monique, Some of the grooming chores may require the help of an additional person to hold her while you clean her ears, etc. Sometimes things just need to be done and we can t always wait until the dog has learned to accept them. It never works...

Dogs: Puppy teasing our cat, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, bearer of bad news: Hi, Sarah, Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you ve got a puppy, and puppies like to play. There are some things you can try to help lessen the problem; correcting the puppy will most likely not help - the dog is only doing a natural behavior...

Dogs: pepcid, calcium carbonate, shelley davis
calcium carbonate, shelley davis, magnesium hydroxide: Hi Lyntha, Thank you for writing to me about your concern for your dog. Calcium carbonate is a common pet food ingredient and is completely safe. Calcium carbonate is an important source of calcium in pet food. Recently there have been some news reports...

Dogs: pitbul puppies, pit bull puppies, litter mates
pit bull puppies, litter mates, apdt: No puppy should ever leave its mother and litter mates before 6 weeks. The best time is 7=8 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 parvo or another life threatening...

Dogs: pooping in crate at night, english cocker spaniel, pooping in crate
english cocker spaniel, pooping in crate, cocker spaniel: Hi, Stacy, Housebreaking a dog is very similar to potty-training a child. While you re going through it, it seems like the dog/child will NEVER get the idea, or does just the opposite even though they know better! The truth is, a year or two down the...

Dogs: possessive dog, behavior expert, pet food
behavior expert, pet food, poodle: Hello Taunia, I have seen this same behavior in a dog I had years ago. I am not a behavior expert so I am not able to give you much help. Your dog needs to be corrected when she acts out. One thing I have heard, is to take your dog to another room...

Dogs: potty training, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, food additives: It may take more walking. Take it out on leash. Walk around. They can only walk and hold it so long. When it finally has to go, lavish praise on it. The best solution to stool eating, coprophagy, is cleaning them up before the dog has a chance. You...

Dogs: potty training, exercise pen, crate training
exercise pen, crate training, reward system: Hello Carole; I am still traveling till Monday...but, here is some quick tips: 1) Use your Crate to give them an area of Time Out ...in other words, not to use for activities...including Potty . 2) Carry the pups to the area you want them to use, and...

Dogs: potty training on both pee pad and outside, indoor dog pen, child gates
indoor dog pen, child gates, crate train: Hi Nenette, Tying to train a puppy to use house-training pads, and also to go outside is really confusing to the puppy. From the pup s point of view, one minute you re encouraging him to go inside, the next minute you re having a fit when he goes to...

Dogs: pregnant dog, dead puppy, green discharge
dead puppy, green discharge, placenta: Most of them will quit eating just before labor starts, so I expect that delivery will be starting within 24 hours. Green discharge before delivery is not a good sign as that means that a placenta has detached, so I expect that she will have at least one dead...

Dogs: pug, signs of pregnancy, dental floss
signs of pregnancy, dental floss, whelping box: Hi Miriam, I would take her too. That is the best, just in case she has another issue, this way the Pregnancy will be addressed, and anything else medically speaking! Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa Don t forget our New Book comes out December 1st: And Puppy...

Dogs: pup, nylabone, slick surface
nylabone, slick surface, twofer: Many dogs aren t interested in a slick, new Nylabone. I think they are putting the nubby texture on more of them now. I think it is part of the reason so many dogs like the hard to find dinosaur ones. The ultimate is the Souper Size Galileo Nylabone. It...

Dogs: pup potty timing, time dogs, josi
time dogs, josi, poodles: By the time dogs are a year old, they may go quite a while, perhaps even an hour or more. You really need to watch them closely and take them out when they show some sign of needing to. Right after they wake up from a nap is a likely time. Also, if they...

Dogs: puppy Behavior, unwanted litters, puppy behavior
unwanted litters, puppy behavior, male companion: Hi Amber, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy. You are doing the right thing in having your puppy neutered. Neutering will not change a dog s personality. Once testesterone comes into effect after about the age of 8 months, it can make your...

Dogs: puppy behavior, puppy behavior, neutered dogs
puppy behavior, neutered dogs, male dogs: It depends on the dog. I have heard from many people that their dog didn t change (even though they WANTED the dog to calm down), and others who say it did calm their dog down a bit. It will make him a better pet though. Male dogs have such a strong instinct...

Dogs: puppy food, whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum
whole grain sorghum, ground whole grain sorghum, poultry carcasses: Hello Paty, Proctor & Gamble is the company that makes Eukanuba, this is also the company that manufactures Air Fresheners, Antiperspirants, Deodorants, Baby & Child Care, Batteries, Body Wash & Soap, Colognes, Cosmetics, Dish Washing and Cleaners. Not...

Dogs: Is my puppy maturing "ahead of schedule"?, pomeranian puppy, pomeranian puppies
pomeranian puppy, pomeranian puppies, energetic puppy: Hi Kou; I have not heard of Pups ever maturing Too early! But, depending on the genetic backround of each dog, it can definitely work to give the dog a different growth curve! So, I would not be alarmed with it, just be aware that you will need to watch...

Dogs: puppy potty training and cage, morkie puppy, getaway spot
morkie puppy, getaway spot, puppy potty training: That is a heck of a wedding present! (The least they could have done was potty train her first G ) I do wish you would have told me her age. Puppies shouldn t leave their mother and littermates before eight weeks of age as they need that time to learn to ...

Dogs: puppys tail hair falls off, well balanced diet, nuvet labs
well balanced diet, nuvet labs, feeding dogs: Hello Emerald, Sounds like your puppy needs a supplement to boost the immune system so the skin and coat can repair itself. The supplement I use and recommend to all my clients is NuVet Plus. You will need an order code to purchase this product because...

Dogs: Question about dog bathing, dry shampoos, professional groomers
dry shampoos, professional groomers, cairn terrier: I would think you could bathe her more often, as long as you are using a shampoo formulated for DOGS and not human shampoo. Dogs skin has a different pH than humans, and be sure to rinse all the shampoo out thoroughly so the shampoo doesn t dry and cause...

Dogs: questions about my pug, swelling of the vulva, private trainer
swelling of the vulva, private trainer, bloody discharge: The swelling of the vulva is a early sign she is coming into heat. She should soon start a bloody discharge. The second and third weeks after the discharge starts are when the most risk of accidental breeding is. Don t take this lightly. She will do anything...

Dogs: Re- Dog jumping / walking on my car, male german shepherd, telltale signs
male german shepherd, telltale signs, dog kennel: Hi, Tracy, It s very difficult to correct a behavior if we re not present when it s happening. Punishing a dog after the fact does nothing to correct the behavior because they don t make the association between the action and the result. http://www.billfoundation.org/html/modifying_behavior.html...

Dogs: Running with dog, jogging with dog
jogging with dog: Hi Tatiana, I really can t say if it s safe to run your dog as you ve been doing. That s a question to ask your vet. Your vet should examine your dog and assess your dog s heart, lungs, joints, ligaments, weight general fitness level. Dogs will usually...

Dogs: i have read ur bio and will respond and rate it within 3 days., Kelpie, Border collie
Kelpie, Border collie, dogs for farm work: Hey Brayden, Good question! Thanks for selecting me to respond to it. A good start is to speak with breeders in your country. The equivalent to our AKC.org here is your ANKC.org.au which is your Australian Kennel Club where you can locate and speak...

Dogs: retraining dog potty habit, lavish praise, habit
lavish praise, habit: Try going out with him when you would usually walk him, but walk around the backyard without the leash. Keep walking around until he has to go. When he is done, lavish praise on him. Once he seems to be catching on, delay the praise until you take him back...

Dogs: My roommates dogs are constantly peeing and pooping in the house, blue heeler mix, association of pet dog trainers
blue heeler mix, association of pet dog trainers, pet dog trainers: Hi, Terra, I feel your problem is a legitimate and frustrating one but would be difficult to solve through email exchanges. I would suggest you consider contacting a trainer to come and work with you and the dogs; you can find some good referrals from...

Dogs: rosie, dog doesn't like toys
dog doesn't like toys: Hi Jade, Sadly, some dogs that have been poorly socialized just don t know how to play. But it s also true that some dogs just don t show interest in toys. It s their personality. Also, depending on your foster dog s age, she just might not be as interested...

Dogs: rough play or agressive behavior, time sandra, obedience class
time sandra, obedience class, tone of your voice: Sandra; You will have to get into an Obedience class with your dogs, as you will be endangering you and your family like this otherwise. You are wise to catch it now! There are many options, like a Petsmart or a class in your local Park, or shelter....

Dogs: running in house, obedience class, staffies
obedience class, staffies, boarding kennel: Hi Rose, Your dogs are just excited. If you were to train your dogs the sit and stay on commands, you could just get their leashes on them, and get them outside. You can read about how to train your dogs these commands here: http://www.articlesbase.com/pets-articles/training-your-dog-to-sit-and-stay-20719.html...

Dogs: Scatching and Pawing, cavalier king charles, puppy shampoo
cavalier king charles, puppy shampoo, new little girl: Hello Sarah, You could have a Yeast infection growing in the ear, and it will make your dog scratch and itch like crazy...you will need to clean her ears out with an Ear Cleanser, and also get a topical antibiotic from your Vet to help relieve this problem!...

Dogs: Scratching, economic reason, benadryl
economic reason, benadryl, hydroxyzine: The dose is up to 2 mg per pound of body weight every 8 hours. You might want to start with 10-15 mg. Choose which ever grade is the easiest to get the correct dose. If I remember, the adult capsules have 25 mg, a little too much for such a small dog...

Dogs: Shih Tzu Strange Behaviour, difficulty walking, strange behaviour
difficulty walking, strange behaviour, wags: Hi Joanne, Following anesthesia, some pets will have hangovers. They may be sleepy, nauseated, reluctant to eat, have difficulty walking, and be more (or less) affectionate than they normally are. The strength and duration of this phenomenon depends...

Dogs: Shit-zu Losing hair, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Chancie, Nobody online can diagnose your mother s dog. She needs to have the dog examined by her veterinarian. The hair loss her one dog is having may not be a dietary problem. There are many things that can cause hair loss ranging from being predisposed...

Dogs: Skin Disorders, triple antibiotic ointment, white boxer
triple antibiotic ointment, white boxer, veterinary assistance: Hi Britny, Since your dog hasn t responded to your attempts at treating whatever skin condition this is, it s time to have your dog examined by a vet. I m sorry, but there s absolutely no way to guess at what the condition might be, or if it s cancerous....

Dogs: Smelly dog ears, smelly ears, immune system builder
smelly ears, immune system builder, money back guarantee: Hello Heather, Yeast infections need to by treated with anti-fungal meds, however there are some preventive measures you can make to insure that it won t keep reoccurring. One, is to make sure that no water in getting into the ears. When bathing, put...

Dogs: Spontaneous behavior, tight circles, spontaneous behavior
tight circles, spontaneous behavior, weird behavior: Dogs often respond to sounds that we cannot hear and some we can, like a smoke detector. Since you were cooking, could she have been anticipating the sound of the smoke detector about to go off? No offense to your cooking, but under the right circumstances,...

Dogs: schnauzer temper, draw blood, 9 out of 10
draw blood, 9 out of 10, tendonitis: Hello Sue, It sounds that your schnauzer just doesn t like the pug. I m sorry I don t have much to offer in this problem. Keeping them separated maybe the only thing you can do until you get a corrective solution. Susan Potts Professional Groomer...

Dogs: senior dog peeing in house, bladder infection, incontinence problem
bladder infection, incontinence problem, urinary tract infections: Hi Karen, Urinary incontinence is very common in older female dogs, and so are urinary tract infections. It would be helpful for your vet to do a urinalysis to rule out a urinary tract/bladder infection, but if that test comes back negative, you should...

Dogs: shedding schnauzer and grooming, puppy shampoo, electric clippers
puppy shampoo, electric clippers, labardor: I do not have a great deal of experience with this issue as my dogs ARE shedding breeds; what I would suggest is to avail yourself of the experience of groomers; contact them and ask if they ve had any experience with this, what they can suggest, etc. Also...

Dogs: shiba inu is destroying our home!, tissue boxes, jeleous
tissue boxes, jeleous, dining room table: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Dogs: my siberian husky wont eat i need help, steak and gravy, annoying problem
steak and gravy, annoying problem, picky eater: the best way is to not give her treats,steak ect And ONLY give her her dog food,at most she won t eat for 3 days then will get hungry enough she will just eat the food,and once she does that NO treat at all for about three weeks,and then only once in a while....

Dogs: sick dog. milkbone to blame?, veterinarian asap, upset stomach
veterinarian asap, upset stomach, pedialyte: Some dogs will refuse food if they have an upset stomach, but the fact that he seems weaker and lazier (lethargic?) is a clue that something else may be going on. I would get him in to the veterinarian ASAP and have him checked over to see exactly what is...

Dogs: sore, immune system builder, spotts
immune system builder, spotts, medical help: Hello Cathy, First, Have you taken him to see a vet? There may be something that needs to be addressed medically. When ever there is blood, that is the time to seek medical help. So many things can happen like infection, and you don t want that. I...

Dogs: sore on dog testicles, scrotal area, fungal infection
scrotal area, fungal infection, testicle: Hi Tina, The sore could be an infected abrasion, it could be a fungal infection, or it might be a sign of a tumor in the scrotal area. Treatments would vary depending on what the problem actually is. It s impossible to guess at, and really your dog needs...

Dogs: strange behaviour of our spaniel, fox terrier, strange behaviour
fox terrier, strange behaviour, housebreaking: It would be extremely difficult for me to diagnose what is going on with him, but I would first ask if he is neutered? That might be a good place to start as sometimes this can be a marking behavior. If he was close to the fox terrier, there could be...

Dogs: TUMOR ON PUPPY'S FACE, born puppy, shelley davis
born puppy, shelley davis, puppy food: Hi Cindy, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy s tumor. I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. Anything that seems abnormal with a new born puppy should be checked out medically. Sometimes what appears on the...

Dogs: Type of Breed, pembroke welsh corgi, clumber spaniel
pembroke welsh corgi, clumber spaniel, best bet: Hello Sophie; A Poodle would probably be your best bet with the Hypoallergenic option...there are better breeds to live with, in my opinion. The Clumber Spaniel is awesome! Very calm, and a great family dog...medium size. So, not too small, not too large....

Dogs: Type of Breed, miniature poodle, standard poodle
miniature poodle, standard poodle, shi tzu: The best 3 breeds would either be a shi tzu,a Miniature Poodle or a Standard Poodle,all three are non shedding,and are known for being excellent with kids as well as coping with being on there own. They do however require brushing/grooming. These are the breeds...

Dogs: A toonie sized patch, border collie, collie
border collie, collie, medical attention: Hi, Nyky, Have you checked his other elbow to see if he has something like that on the other side too? If he does, it s probably just a callous. Many dogs get those on their elbows from laying on hard surfaces like the floor. It s usually nothing at...

Dogs: training a 2 yr old adopted smooth fox terrier, smooth fox terrier, skin and bones
smooth fox terrier, skin and bones, fox terrier: Alyssa, These dogs are HIGHLY emotional because they are soooo intelligent. She is probably mourning her last owner. I know one that got sick (vomiting, diarrhea etc,) when it changed hands. Another one had to go back to original owner because it literally...

Dogs: training, doberman, 7 months
doberman, 7 months, what this means: Well, I would suggest that she be either crated the next time you go out. or what happens when you shut the doors to the bedrooms..... This sounds like anxiety. This is a long term fix, but until you can fix this I would do one of the above. Also, after...

Dogs: Using sulfur for dog's itchy skin, sulphur shampoo, drsfostersmith com
sulphur shampoo, drsfostersmith com, itchy skin: Hello Don, I was researching this for you and I find that buying a sulphur shampoo that is made for dogs is really the best way to go and there is no mixing. Look that www.DrsFosterSmith.com or ask your vet, they most likely have shampoo s that are great...

Dogs: under weight standard poodle, pancreatitis diet
pancreatitis diet: Hi Carole, You didn t say how often you feed your dog. Eating several smaller meals (3 or 4) throughout the day can be helpful when you re trying to increase a dog s weight. Lower-fat diets provide fewer calories, so the total amount you feed will need...

Dogs: Whining Puppy, blue heeler mix, australian cattle dog
blue heeler mix, australian cattle dog, whining puppy: Hi Erin, I may be misunderstanding your message, but it sounds like your puppy is spending entirely too many hours inside her crate. Any of the Australian cattle dog breeds need LOTS of exercise and mental stimulation. Try taking your puppy out for...

Dogs: Too much water for pup?, kennel cough, pugs
kennel cough, pugs, pet insurance: Hi Jenn, It s really typical for Pugs to make a all sorts of snurfling kind of sounds, due to their short muzzle, so that might not go away. It s normal for Pugs. Vomiting isn t an immediate cause for concern for dogs or puppies, if it only happened...

Dogs: weight loss, chronic ear infection, dogs ears
chronic ear infection, dogs ears, ear flap: Hi Bernette, Unexplained weight loss can mean a serious medical condition. Nobody online can diagnose your dog, she needs to be examined by a veterinarian. Natural treatments may or may not be helpful, but without knowing what the problem is to begin...

Dogs: wetting at night, wetting accidents, work colleague
wetting accidents, work colleague, bladder infection: First this could be a medical problem,such as a bladder infection which is common,and cured with antibiotics-so a trip to the vet would be a good idea. Now if everything is ruled out-the thing to do now would be to buy a crate and keep him in there at all...

Dogs: white and tan shitzu, rust color, skin allergies
rust color, skin allergies, would like more information: Hello Helen, This discoloration is caused by your Shih Tzu s saliva. Saliva contain small amounts of pigments called porphyrins that turn the hair brown or red, in your dog s case - rust color. Your groomer is correct in a way. There are many products...

Dogs: worms, metronidazole 250mg, worm eggs
metronidazole 250mg, worm eggs, protozoal infections: Hi Frank, Metronidazole is an antibiotic which is commonly used to treat protozoal infections and anaerobic bacterial infections. It also has anti-inflammatory effects in the bowel. It is not a de-wormer. Worm eggs that resemble grains of rice are...

Dogs: YORKIE LETHARGIC, rectal thermometer, veterinary assistance
rectal thermometer, veterinary assistance, veterinary schools: Hi Marlene, Whether or not a dog s nose is cold in no way reflects it s health. To know if your dog is ill, you d need to take your dog s temperature using a rectal thermometer. You can read about how to take a dog s temperature here: http://www.petplace.com/dogs/how-to-take-your-dog-s-temperature/page1.aspx...

Dogs: 12 month yorkie poo male, thyroid levels, signs of stress
thyroid levels, signs of stress, obedience classes: Your dog could be biting for many reasons. First, have his thyroid levels checked, as hypothyroidism can cause aggression in some dogs. Jackson needs to be put into on-going obedience classes for many months, and he needs to be worked with every single...

Dogs: 13 wk bulldog puppy peeing in crate, reverse situation, great dog
reverse situation, great dog, kitchen floor: Hello Margaret; She is thinking that her crate is her Pee area! So, you will need to reverse the pattern. Keep her more outside, in a run if you do not have a safe area in your yard. Once she gets the idea that this is her Territory you should not...

Dogs: my 13 year old chow please help, shelley davis, benedril
shelley davis, benedril, insect bite: Hi, I am so happy for the update. Thank you so much for easing my worry about your dog. I m glad that it was just an allergic reaction..without being there it is difficult to tell exactly what the problem is. I had a feeling it was a sting from a bee...

Dogs: 2 dogs housebreaking problems HELP, housebreaking problems, poops
housebreaking problems, poops, pees: The best way to correct this is with a crate,get them separate ones and keep them in there at all times except to take them outside,to feed them ect and do that for about 3 weeks and slowly let them roam the house,if accidents reoccur back in the crate they...

Dogs: my 2 year old dog, natural instinct, bladder control
natural instinct, bladder control, crate train: Kieth, Terriers have more understanding than most dogs....But let me give you house breaking psych first. When dogs are born a they have a natural instinct to keep their den clean...When dogs have to go at 3 weeks old, they will try and walk away from...

Dogs: my 3 month pomeranian, irritable bowel syndrome, stool sample
irritable bowel syndrome, stool sample, hookworm: Hi Farah, I don t think you need to rush off this very moment to the vet, if your dog is acting normally, and is eating, and drinking. If your dog is acting lethargic, then it s may be more serious. Either way, you should call the doctor, tell them what...

Dogs: 3rd Dog Dominant, spayed female, obedience class
spayed female, obedience class, natural instincts: The best thing is to make sure they know they are competing for the number 2 position. 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...

Dogs: 4 week old toy pooddle, weaning puppy
weaning puppy: Hi Edwin, Just Born Milk Replacer is a fine choice for puppies, however now is the time to start to wean the pup off of the all milk diet. Between 3 and 4 weeks, puppies can begin accepting fine textured solid foods. To get your puppy started in the...

Dogs: 5 month old shih tzu, nuts and bolts, expanded metal
nuts and bolts, expanded metal, shih tzu: It probably has to do with her maturing. Laying a piece of expanded metal over it might stop her. Home centers such as Lowes sell small sections near the nuts and bolts. Another solution would be to shut her in the carte and see that she gets a mid...

Dogs: 6 month boxer mix acting out of character, boxer mix, frequent opportunities
boxer mix, frequent opportunities, acting this way: Hi Jeff, If you just broke your jaw a few days ago, you probably wouldn t be as active as you normally are either. Your dog is recovering from her injury, not being active is a good thing, you don t want her to re-injure herself. Give your dog more...

Dogs: 6 month old female Malamute relieves herself in the basement only, female alaskan malamute, alaskan malamute
female alaskan malamute, alaskan malamute, interactive toys: It seems to me that she has been inadvertently trained to eliminate in the basement. First of all, when you are home, I would prevent her from going downstairs into the basement by shutting the door or blocking it off. Force her to go outside on a regular...

Dogs: 6 week old puppies with no mother, shelley davis, hunting dogs
shelley davis, hunting dogs, heat lamps: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for writing to me. I unfortunately know nothing about caring for motherless puppies but I do think, from a common sense point of view that a quick call to a vet or professional breeder would be the best way to go. I also want...

Dogs: Accidents in the Crate, shoulder area, small baby
shoulder area, small baby, neck shoulder: This is a very difficult problem that I have no experience with. I suspect the problem stems from poor care before you got him. Make sure he walks around some each trip out. It may also be stress of being left alone. You could try some of the bonding...

Dogs: Adopted Poochon urinating, frequent accidents, strict schedule
frequent accidents, strict schedule, spca: Keeping them in the crate is not cruel-and is in fact recommended by the SPCA. It s only needed during house training,once they are done that you can just keep them open. It s the fastest way of house training a dog. so don t feel bad about it,once they are...

Dogs: adopted 2 year old female pomeranian, obedience training, empty stomach
obedience training, empty stomach, food ration: Hopefully she is indeed good with people and she is just reacting due to the stress of being moved around so much. Start taking her everywhere and have people give her good little treats to eat (do this on a more empty stomach, and cut back on her regular...

Dogs: adopted dog- now biting, expecting twins, china shop
expecting twins, china shop, bad shape: The best way to deal with this issue would be to call up several trainers and explain the situation,and then go with the one you like best. Going to a trainer is really the only way to deal with such issues,and a trainer can do miracles-as they can also walk...

Dogs: aggressive behavior of my puggle, puggle, two dogs
puggle, two dogs, gracie: Unfortunately, when Gracie was a puppy it sounds as if she was not properly socialized. There are critical fear periods : Seven to Nine Weeks Four to Six Months Approximately Eight to Nine Months Approximately Twelve Months Approximately Fourteen...

Dogs: aggressive border collie, behaviour modification techniques, border collie
behaviour modification techniques, border collie, separation anxiety: Hi, Hannah, I would really appreciate a clearly regimented habituation/desensitisation/counter-conditioning programme to use in conjunction with the drugs please! I m sorry, but I am not an animal behaviorist, and I feel your situation is too...

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

Dogs: My Basset bit my daughter 2x, behavorist, positive reinforcement
behavorist, positive reinforcement, thyroid disease: Hi Tristy, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy s aggressive behavior. I am sorry to hear that this is happening in your family. Has your vet checked your dog out for thyroid disease? That means that the thyroid should be dead center and not...

Dogs: Behavior, spontaneous praise, invisible barrier
spontaneous praise, invisible barrier, dominant figure: Hi Mike, It s a good idea to begin the process of helping your dog to get over this by having your vet examine him. The dribbling of urine and yelping as he eliminates can be a sign of pain and that he s unable to hold his urine. Not settling down to...

Dogs: Behavior, lhasa apso, behavior question
lhasa apso, behavior question, t break: My feeling is as long as the dog cheerfully gets off the bed when you ask it to, then it s probably not a problem. If, on the other hand, the dog doesn t and then growls if you try to move it off, then it is a problem. We have two golden retrievers who...

Dogs: Behaviour problems, basic obedience training, behaviour problems
basic obedience training, behaviour problems, rottie: I think the type of training you need for him,is to find a trainer that can come to your house,so that they can see what he is doing,and correct him in that environment. A large dog can hurt someone by jumping up too hard esp an older person or a child-and...

Dogs: Breeding pugs, female dog spayed, sign of pregnancy
female dog spayed, sign of pregnancy, heat cycle: Hi Abigail, The lighter color of discharge is part of the heat cycle, not a sign of pregnancy. The flow usually starts as a pinkish red colored discharge the first week, usually turning to a tannish color during the fertile period, and changing back to...

Dogs: Breeding pugs, dog pregnancies, male dogs
dog pregnancies, male dogs, warning signs that: Hi Dave, You didn t say how old your female dog is. A female dog should not be bred before her second heat cycle. Only a veterinarian can tell you if your dog is pregnant this early. Pregnancies don t occur at every breeding for a variety of reasons....

Dogs: Bringing another puppy home, female yorkie, yorky
female yorkie, yorky, lap dog: It does sound like things are going fairly well. I agree on being careful about leaving them alone together. I do hope you are planning to get them spayed if not already. having 2 intact females can lead to problems. Eithe rone could come into season...

Dogs: My Bullmasstiff, tooth chattering
tooth chattering: Hi Linda, You didn t say under what circumstances you ve noticed your dog s chattering teeth. It could a lot of things, ranging from be your dog is cold, to a dental problem such as a broken or cracked tooth, or gum disease. Male dogs do a kind of tooth...

Dogs: barking, Nuisance Barking
Nuisance Barking: Hi Andrea, Given the fact your dog is eleven years old dog, she is probably pretty set in her ways. Be careful not to unwittingly reward barking behavior by yelling, which may appear to work but in reality is increasing the barking behavior. From your...

Dogs: barking schnauzer, dog obedience class, private instructor
dog obedience class, private instructor, odd behavior: Hi Anne, The neutering will help if the cause for the barking is hormonal, which might indeed be part of the scenario. Along with the neutering, your dog needs to be trained to walk nicely on the leash, and to stop barking upon your command. The simplest...

Dogs: how big and how many pounds?, thankyou john, american bulldog
thankyou john, american bulldog, labrador retriever: Unfortunately, there is no real answer to your question because this has to with genetics, and that would be the genetics of two entirely different breeds. The American bulldog can be 75-125 lbs. and 20-28 tall, while the Labrador retriever weighs about...

Dogs: Is this breed related?, boxer puppy, new roommate
boxer puppy, new roommate, demodectic: No, it s not just Boxers. Skin problems might have a genetic link in any breed, to the bloodlines the dog is from, the parents have bad skin, gets mange, or allergies, offspring might too. Most breeders won t breed a dog that has skin problems, so it won...

Dogs: brushing, lillington nc, tooth comb
lillington nc, tooth comb, furminator: Hi robin, First - is there a reason she is upset, perhaps she has some arthritis or another medical condition that hurts her when you brush. Sometimes it s not the brushing itself that makes a dog show dislike. If her medical condition is good and you...

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

Dogs: RE: Cavoodle PUP bites tail and has diarrhea ( need worming?), correct medication, fecal test
correct medication, fecal test, quick reply: Hello again, It s very common for puppies to be born with worms , but even a breeder with all of their experience needs to run a fecal test to confirm that, and to know what kind of worm the puppy has. It s best to have your puppy examined by a doctor,...

Dogs: CHI HOUSE TRAINING, new carpet, housebreaking
new carpet, housebreaking, pomeranian: I think perhaps she has never fully understood the housebreaking routine. She is doing well with keeping her crate clean, which is a plus, but somehow has not grasped the idea of eliminating outside. My suggestion would be to read the documents included...

Dogs: Chihuahua puppy, fractured pelvis, poor idea
fractured pelvis, poor idea, broken bone: Hi Jackie, You have discovered the reason why it s a very poor idea to wait for an answer from an online help line. There s no telling when you might get a response! In the mean time, your puppy has suffered needlessly. A broken bone is an emergency,...

Dogs: Crate or not to crate a 5 month old Shih Tzu, shih tzu puppy, bladder infection
shih tzu puppy, bladder infection, little puppy: Feed him in the crate, and give him toys and things to chew on in there. Never use it for punishment. I gave you a link on crate-training in my previous post. Here it is again: http://www.inch.com/~dogs/cratetraining.html Give him a treat every time you...

Dogs: club foot, leg braces, preconceived notions
leg braces, preconceived notions, club foot: Hi Jade, Club Foot, or Inverted Foot, is a disorder in which one (or more) foot is turned inward or downward. You should have the puppy examined by a veterinarian, to confirm whether or not this puppy will grow out of the condition. Most of the time the...

Dogs: collar/harness, martingale collar, good spirit
martingale collar, good spirit, body harness: Hi Joy, A martingale collar is made for dogs who heads that are smaller than their neck, such as the Saluki and Greyhounds. If you can t find a martingale collar, any collar made for a greyhound would probably work for your nephew. You can read...

Dogs: a companion for my min pin, canine companion, happy holidays
canine companion, happy holidays, e book: Happy Holidays Brittani! I would always recommend male to go with a female, and this way you never have the problem of one being dominant! There are some that do get along with each other being the same sex...but, I never like to recommend it as a first...

Dogs: My Dachshund has black stools, low blood sugar, black stools
low blood sugar, black stools, last hurdle: Hi Dante, Kaopectate can turn the stool a dark color, such as black or even green. If your dog wasn t having blood in his stool before starting with the Kaopectate, chances are that is the reason for the color change. The stomach sounds probably are...

Dogs: Dog, random places, 7 months
random places, 7 months, mites: Hello Sinoe; I would take the Puppy to the Vet, to see if she has Mange, or mites. This condition will need medication. If this is not it, she may have allergies. Either way, she needs medical attention. Let me know how it goes. Best regards, Meliss...

Dogs: Dog, veterinary assistance, veterinary schools
veterinary assistance, veterinary schools, random places: Hi Sinoe, I m sorry, nobody but a veterinarian can diagnose your puppy. I couldn t begin to guess at what the problem might be, and besides, treatments will vary depending on what the problem actually is. You shouldn t put off having your puppy examined,...

Dogs: Dog, feeding a puppy, puppy chow
feeding a puppy, puppy chow, hook worm: 1 Yes, the pedigree should be fine. Dogs are different from people. They are just happy to have a good meal and it sholdn t bother them that it is the same thing all the time. 2 Pedigree is a brand of dry dog food commonly referred to as kibble. Kibble...

Dogs: Dog, potty park, brussels griffon
potty park, brussels griffon, indoor bathroom: Hi Ashley, He may be just letting you know that he needs to potty more often. Dogs that age can not hold themselves like they once did, so he needs to have a bowel movement. In the frustion of having to go, he tears things up. Are you able to have him...

Dogs: My Dog Ate chocolate, hershey kisses, artificial sweeteners
hershey kisses, artificial sweeteners, maltipoo: Chocolate usually works quite rapidly. It can be deadly, but it takes a lot. If she gets away with this time, be more careful. It can be cumulative, repeated doses build up. Also grapes, raisins and artificial sweeteners. They are less well known, but...

Dogs: Dog Chewing, bitter apple, wood frames
bitter apple, wood frames, store staff: There s a product that you can buy that s called Bitter apple and what you do is spray it on things that you don t want your dog to chew on,and can be bought at any pet store.It doesn t hurt the dog it just tastes bad,and if you can t find that brand,just...

Dogs: Dog doesn't seem to like my wife, belly rub, mail
belly rub, mail, 7 months: This is generally out of curiosity,and dogs are social and want to say hi to new people. Something that can curb this is to tell guests to ignore the dog for at least ten minutes and have your wife pet the dog in between those times,and even give her a treat....

Dogs: Dog Ear Hematoma, ear flap, ear mites
ear flap, ear mites, veterinary assistance: Hi Maria, I understand your problem, but there really isn t a way to home treat a dog s ear hematoma. Small hematomas almost always get bigger. For that reason, when you first notice the ear swelling rapid treatment will result in a much faster and...

Dogs: Dog eats EVERYTHING, iron deficiency anemia, pit bull puppies
iron deficiency anemia, pit bull puppies, inflammatory bowel disease: Pica can be caused by many different things, and your dog needs to have your veterinarian run some blood tests on him to try to determine if he has underlying health issues or if he has a compulsive (psychological) disorder. Some possibilities could be:...

Dogs: Dog Food, best dog food, public chances
best dog food, public chances, food question: There isn t any objective evaluation of dog foods available to the public. Chances are, you can stick to what you are feeding now for the rest of his life. Many dogs do quite well eating the same common brand all their life. I see case after case where...

Dogs: Dog Food, hills science diet, best dog food
hills science diet, best dog food, sodium bisulfate: Some people feed once a day, and some feed twice. Do whatever works the best for you and your dog. The first ingredient of a dog food should be a specified meat protein (ie. chicken, lamb, pork, etc.... not a generic meat ), and it should be a meal (ie....

Dogs: Dog Food, best dog food, food check
best dog food, food check, miniature pinscher: Once a day feeding is fine if your dog doesn t scarf his food (and smaller dogs generally don t). Yes, you should stick to one food as long as your dog is not having any problems on that food. Water should be available to your dog at all times when he is...

Dogs: Dog fights - adult & puppy, obedience classes, alpha status
obedience classes, alpha status, two dogs: Based just on the information in your email, that this behavior only occurs when you are in the room or there s food involved, it sounds like the female is trying to attain the alpha status between the two dogs. Here are several articles that may help:...

Dogs: Dog Jaw Tremor, Jaw Tremor
Jaw Tremor: Hi Barbara, Trembling and tremoring occur in small breed dogs with reasonable frequency. Several reasons, such as fear, sensitivity to cold, nervous energy, anticipation of an desired activity, as well as many of the same things that can cause people...

Dogs: Dog peeing, puppy accidents
puppy accidents: Hi Brad, It s not the basement location that is attracting your puppy to urinate, it s the smell. Even if you cleaned the area where these accidents have occurred, because a dog s sense of smell is so much better than a person s he may be attracted back...

Dogs: Dog or puppy, happy holidays, miniature pinscher
happy holidays, miniature pinscher, waste of money: If your dog has Mange Henry; You need to take it to the Vet for sure, to check what kind of Mange it has. Then it will need a special Shampoo plus some meds! Go to : www.Bestbreed.com As I mentioned before, they have the best Pet diets on the market,...

Dogs: Dog or puppy, vet visits, vet office
vet visits, vet office, mild soap: Hi Henry; How are you? I have answered some of these questions for you in the previous emails...but, I will try to give you a brief review: 1) Yes, you can bathe your dog in mild soap used for dogs daily. I recommend Oatmeal blend. 2) I have never seen...

Dogs: Which Dog is the right for us?, boarder collie, cooperative extension offices
boarder collie, cooperative extension offices, long periods of time: I don t think there is any breed that would do well going 13 hours by itself. We never had problems even leaving young puppies 4-5 hours, but no dog should be left much more than that without a break. I often suggest having a neighbor or professional dog...

Dogs: Dog sitting on me, superiority complex, spca
superiority complex, spca, 5 months: Hi Wendy, You might never know the reason why your boyfriend s dog prefers to sit on your head when you lie down. It could be something as simple as he likes the feel or the warmth of your hair, the smell of your shampoo, or it can be just to be close...

Dogs: Dog used to be submissive towards new dogs, now aggressive, fear aggression, behavorist
fear aggression, behavorist, female boxer: Hi Courtney, Thank you for writing to me. I apologize for the delay in responding but I ve been sick with the flu. Thank you for your patience. I am feeling so badly for your situation. When a dog is attacked, it sometimes causes a condition known...

Dogs: Dog Weight Loss, puppy food, dacshund
puppy food, dacshund, energy level: Hi Cynthia, Yes, it can be because of his age that he in thinning down. Add a bit of rice or potato to his diet and this well help put some weight on his frame. A good puppy food can also help add some weight to him. Hope this helps you. Susan Potts...

Dogs: Dogs, urinary track infections, purina one
urinary track infections, purina one, bristle brush: wait untill he is 8 months before you feed him adult food. yes keep to one food add the beef and rice to it brush him regularly and he will stay clean no he will never learn to house break if he is in crate for long periods OR he could develop urinary track...

Dogs: daschund biting., boston terrier puppy, agressiveness
boston terrier puppy, agressiveness, boston terrier: Yes, I think you ve hit the nail on the head as far as his lacking respect for you. I would implement the suggestion in the following documents, and I would suggest you begin to be his sole caretaker. You be the one to feed him, water him, let him in and...

Dogs: dead puppy, christmas eve night, dead puppy
christmas eve night, dead puppy, furry toy: I had a similar thing happen to me many years ago, and there is not much you can do for your dog. It took mine two weeks to return to normal again. You might try getting yours out for walks to distract her, and maybe give her a little furry toy and she...

Dogs: deafness in dog, deaf puppy
deaf puppy: Hi Lakshmi, Dogs can indeed be deaf, but with the proper training they can still be wonderful pets, they just learn differently. You should have your puppy examined by a veterinarian to confirm the degree of deafness, there may be a medical treatment...

Dogs: how do i dispose of earmites, zymox, yeast infection
zymox, yeast infection, baytril: If the dog has been diagnosed for earmites, it is is simple...use Ivormectin in the ear once every few days or odimite, is another product. He may have a Yeast infection, which Zymox, or Ear Baytril will be another option. Either way, you will have to go...

Dogs: my dog, destructive dog
destructive dog: Hi Paula, First, your dog shouldn t be having the run of your home when you leave the house. She should be contained to either a dog crate (if she s crate trained), or part of a room with a child-gate or two, or you should be using an indoor dog pen....

Dogs: dog, minature pinscher, local library
minature pinscher, local library, dog food: Hi Henry, I ve already answered your questions on diet, I don t know what answer you re fishing for, or why you won t accept the info I ve already provided. I think you need to take a trip to your local library or book store, and look for a book on...

Dogs: Getting another dog, staffordshire bull terrier, bully boy
staffordshire bull terrier, bully boy, bull terrier: Here are some articles on living with multiple dogs that may be helpful: http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/MultipleDogs.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/dog-intros.pdf http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/canine-rivalry.pdf http://www.marinhumanesociety.org/Behavior/Handouts/BreakingupDogFights.pdf...

Dogs: my dog, part of the small intestine, makayla
part of the small intestine, makayla, green stuff: Hi Makayla, It may have been something your dog ate, which made the vomit look green, or it could be caused from bile from the part of the small intestine that is connected to the stomach (called the duodenum). When vomiting occurs and there are no...

Dogs: my dog, tail wag, aggressive behavior
tail wag, aggressive behavior, pomeranian: Hi Riya, You need to train your dog to be obedient, and faithful . You should not be letting your puppy off the leash until she has proved that she will reliably come to you when you call. Until then, you must take care that she doesn t get out of your...

Dogs: dog death, doberman pinschers, liver problem
doberman pinschers, liver problem, necropsy: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. It is always so much harder when it happens so suddenly. Some say that dogs don t really have heart attacks, but it is a known problem in Doberman Pinschers. One Dobe died suddenly at the AKC National Agility Invitationals...

Dogs: My dog freaks out in his kennel!, two puppies, shepherd mix
two puppies, shepherd mix, puddles: I think he might do better if he got a mid daybreak. I don t have too much to back it except it is what I have always done. See if a neighbor or professional dog walker can do it. You could also look into doggy day care. I can t say if he will eventually...

Dogs: my dog is in labor, whelping puppies, digital thermometers
whelping puppies, digital thermometers, digital thermometer: Digital thermometers work just fine for dogs, but if your bitch is now in labor, you don t need it anymore. Taking temps is just a helpful aid to determine when a bitch *might* go into labor before it actually starts. Call your stud dog s owner if you need...

Dogs: my dog has gone mad, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet check: The first thing to do with many behavior problems is to have a good vet check. If she hasn t been spayed or had a season for 4-6 months, it could be part of the flaky behavior that often preceeds it. Otherwise, it may just be maturing. The key to most...

Dogs: my dog maggie, house training adult dog
house training adult dog: Hi Carlene, When you are not home, or just not able to supervise Maggie, she needs to be contained in some way, so she can t have accidents on your rugs or other places. Maggie shouldn t ever have the unsupervised run of your house. If Maggie is crate...

Dogs: dog mites, mites
mites: Hi Kim, You didn t say what kind of mites your mother-in-law s dog has. Are you talking about ear mites, or mange? There are three different kinds of mange mites dogs can get: sarcoptic mange (which is microscopic so you wouldn t be seeing it), demodectic...

Dogs: dog pooping in house, crate training, e book
crate training, e book, alec: Hello Alec; When you leave him in this area, this signifies it is His territory, and so, he thinks it is okay to go Potty ! You are going to have to go through the Basics of Potty Training-Crate Training ! We have a new Book out: And Puppy Makes 3,...

Dogs: dog problems, shelley davis, big dogs
shelley davis, big dogs, applys: Hi Frank, Thank you for writing to me about your neighbor s dogs. Every town has different laws regarding picking up after dogs. Most towns have laws about putting trash on your neighbor s property. You need to research the laws in your town. After...

Dogs: dog sickness, yellow bile, iv fluids
yellow bile, iv fluids, medical background: Hi, Michelle, I have no medical background, but I would get your dog in to the vet as quickly as possible. Dogs will become dehydrated very quickly and may need IV fluids if they can t drink. This could end up being an emergency situation if you don t...

Dogs: dogs, behavior pattern, e book
behavior pattern, e book, pecking order: Hi Shani; All dogs will have a Pecking order , as in the wild. We are given the ability to help the situation though. I would work with the dogs individually what you do want is to keep control. The leash, and the ball technique for a Training session...

Dogs: dogs fighting each other, american staffordshire bull, american staffordshire bull terrier
american staffordshire bull, american staffordshire bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier: Spay/neutering them should help. Good leadership on your part will too. 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...

Dogs: dogs and kids, tricky maneuver, cockapoo
tricky maneuver, cockapoo, sudden moves: Hello Chris; I have been tied up with a New litter! The problem now is that the dog is afraid he is going to be hurt again!! Understandable, So, choose some soothing words and work again to try to get him to accept the children. It will take a bit of...

Dogs: are dogs tastes buds in there stomach, hungry dogs, vet check
hungry dogs, vet check, dogs food: Dogs taste buds are in their tongue like people. If the dog never did eat very well, and has seen the vet since the problem existed, you may be over feeding it. A vet check still won t hurt. Many dogs will wolf down more than is good for them and look...

Dogs: excessive shaking, benadryl for dogs, itchy ears
benadryl for dogs, itchy ears, raw diets: If your dog has itchy ears, something is wrong! She either has some sort of ear infection or some foreign object (dirt) in there, or... maybe she is like a dog I had many years ago. He was VERY sensitive, in all ways, and totally could not tolerate it if the...

Dogs: Fear of People, puppy mill, chocolate lab
puppy mill, chocolate lab, control thanks: Hi, It is an easy fix, but not a quick one....Just have your kids and husband do everything for her. including nice walks to interesting places, like parks or waterways. The only treats she gets is from them, also.. Or if you want to treat her, you must...

Dogs: Feeding my Lhasa Apso, canned dog food, lhasa apso
canned dog food, lhasa apso, three quarters: Hi Barbara, All dog foods have feeding guidelines on the package. It s just a recommendation though, every dog s metabolism and activity levels are unique, so even with the feeding guidelines some dogs will gain or lose weight. In these cases, you need...

Dogs: Female just over 6 months, first heat, urinary track infection, swollen vagina
urinary track infection, swollen vagina, male dogs: Katie, put some medicated powder around the area. If she has razor burn and has been licking herself, it could be that. Was she around any male dogs, if so, she could be pregnant. Or she could have a urinary track infection. How long was she in heat?...

Dogs: Food, dog foods
dog foods: Hi Henry, Most people divide their adult dog s feedings into two meals; in the mornings and evenings. You can continue this for his whole life. Your dog should have access to clean water at all times, not just during meal times. Continually changing...

Dogs: Adopted Poochon urinating, poochon, bichon
Dogs: Adopted Poochon urinating, poochon, bichon, mutts

Dogs: anus intestine comes out, pyrantel, bloodlines
Dogs: anus intestine comes out, pyrantel, bloodlines, genetics

Dogs: German Shepherd and urination, canine behavior, kind word
Dogs: German Shepherd and urination, canine behavior, kind word, emotional pain

Dogs: feeding my japenese akita, health food stores, vet bill
health food stores, vet bill, proper diet: Hello Shauna, I don t know what types of dog food you have in Germany, but you can search out a premium dog food that contains no poor ingredients such as by-products, chemicals and alike. Ask you health food stores or breeders for a recommendation. ...

Dogs: finding male schnauzer, vet expenses, vet care
vet expenses, vet care, waxhaw north carolina: Unfortunately, Kaitlin, I do not know anyone who would give a dog to anyone who could not afford to buy one. The reason is that the cheapest part of a dog is its purchase price... and the veterinary bills start a couple days after the dog goes to its new home...

Dogs: fleas, brewers yeast, flea comb
brewers yeast, flea comb, pregnant bitches: Linda, in future if you breed your pet, two weeks BEFORE SHE IS DUE, put ADVANTAGE NOT ADVANTIK ON HER this will keep her and pups flea free for about two months (unless you are infested). Now you need to bathe the pups in mild citrus or apricot shampoo....

Dogs: German Shepherd and urination, female german shepherd, shelley davis
female german shepherd, shelley davis, canine behavior: Dear Shiji, Thank you for writing to me. The reason your dog pees when your husband comes home is that after years of scolding and punishing her, your dog is petrified of him. She is engaging in something called submissive peeing. It s actually showing...

Dogs: Glucosamine Chondroitin, glucosamine chondroitin, chondroitin
glucosamine chondroitin, chondroitin, molecular structure: Hello Elena, You are ambitious, I just buy them already made for my dogs. I am not to sure about making cookies with G & C. It seems that there may be a bit of chemistry involved to get the recipe just right. Good question though! Cookies are baked at...

Dogs: Growlin at our kids., alaskan malamute, obedience classes
alaskan malamute, obedience classes, german sheperd: The best way to deal with this issue would be to take him to obedience classes,as a trainer can show you how to correct such a problem-and it s better to deal with it now,before it becomes worse. So the best thing to do now would be to get him enrolled in...

Dogs: Growling ar our kids, alaskan malamute, german sheperd
alaskan malamute, german sheperd, reading help: Hello Ashley; Absolutely get him into class!! You are looking at a behavior problem for sure..and it will get worse without proper help! You can also read our new book: And Puppy Makes 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 go to : www.heartsonfirebooks.com There will be...

Dogs: Growling at our baby., obedience skills, alaskan malamute
obedience skills, alaskan malamute, leadership techniques: Growling of any type isn t good; it s meant as a warning, which means if the warning isn t heeded, a bite could follow. You should probably begin some leadership techniques with the dog, including obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, etc. The children...

Dogs: Growling at our kids., alaskan malamute, german sheperd
alaskan malamute, german sheperd, puddles: Ashley, This id definitely a case where you need to go to someone. He may not be used to children and is threatened by them. He may be aggressive and may bite the baby, if he does it will be in the face as that breed goes for the head first. I would get...

Dogs: Growling at our kids., alaskan malamute, behavior specialist
alaskan malamute, behavior specialist, german sheperd: You are going to need to find a highly recommended trainer who also specializes in behavior. I have no idea where you live, but ask around in your community, get references, read reviews, and find a good behavior specialist. I understand you want to correct...

Dogs: Growling at our kids., professional dog trainer, alaskan malamute
professional dog trainer, alaskan malamute, german sheperd: Hi Ashley, At 23 weeks, your dog is still very much a puppy, who might not calm down and be a more sedate pet until he s close to 2 years old. Your puppy is indeed telling your kids (and you) to get off when he growls, and that s something which...

Dogs: Getting in garbage, crate train, time and patience
crate train, time and patience, bad habit: The easiest solution is to manage the dog s behavior by making it impossible for him to perform the undesired behavior. What that means in your case is: Either crate him during meal time or use a tether. http://www.ddfl.org/behavior/crate-train.pdf...

Dogs: grapes/chocolate, pug owner, swiss chocolate
pug owner, swiss chocolate, upset stomach: Hi Donna; I would not take chances with my beloved friends...I know you don t have any issues, But, not to say that these items are not Toxic! I know that they can be. So, I cannot give you any additional information.Some dogs have a different tolerance...

Dogs: Hair loss and raw spots on my cocker spaniel, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Connie, There are several things that can cause the kind of hair loss your dog is experiencing. It would be helpful if your vet did a skin scraping test, if that hasn t already been done. Depending on what the underlying condition is, hair may or may...

Dogs: Help ID what breed our adopted puppy is., australian shepperd, energy dogs
australian shepperd, energy dogs, photobucket: I would say I see a lot of lab in him more than anything,and labs are high energy dogs,as with most sporting breeds. I do see some type of herding dog in him as well so it is possible that he has Australian Shepperd in him as well,which is another high energy...

Dogs: Housebreaking my 13 week old puppy, exercise pen, e book
exercise pen, e book, housebreaking: Hello Kimberly; You will need to leave your puppy outside, until she does go potty . Right now she thinks her territory is your house! So, if you don t want to have a serious problem, you will need to get an Exercise Pen or run, and keep her in it, so...

Dogs: hot spots, allergic to dogs, pitbulls
allergic to dogs, pitbulls, rashes: Humans cannot catch hot spots from dogs. But dog can get sarcoptic mange, which CAN be transferred to humans. I have attached an article describing it: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1589&aid=764 The best way to identify whether the problem...

Dogs: house training, yorkie pup, exercise pen
yorkie pup, exercise pen, e book: Hello Lesleyann; It is obvious, she is trying to get your attention! You will need to select an area, and get an exercise pen and keep her there while you are out! With the Potty pads...she will then be segregated to this area, and it will teach her both...

Dogs: Over hyper dog!!!, man and beast, active family
man and beast, active family, couch potato: Some dogs just have much more energy to burn than others. That is the reason I always tell people looking for a puppy to be sure to tell the breeder if they are a very active family or more of the couch-potato type. You seem to have gotten a dog that is much...

Dogs: Itching, oat meal, flea bite
oat meal, flea bite, groomer: Hi Keshia, Flea bite dermatitis can be very irritating to some pets, however there are some things you can do to help with the itching. One, is to bathe your dog in a oat meal based shampoo, the key for this to work is to allow the shampoo to soak on the...

Dogs: itching, weimaraner breeder, weimareiner
weimaraner breeder, weimareiner, nuvet: Hello Vickie, I know a product that you need to get for your Weimaraner. I know a Weimaraner breeder that works for NuVet and she gives her dogs this. Skin problems are so awful and the dogs are so miserable. I feel confident this will help him. www.nuvet.com/42299...

Dogs: itchy dog, dog allergies, itching
dog allergies, itching: Hi Rosemary, The steroids your vet prescribed treat the itchy symptom, not the underlying cause of the problem, so it might be effective in suppressing the itch for a while, but the problem may remain. Itching can be caused from many things, ranging from...

Dogs: jack Russell, agressive behavior, dominant female
agressive behavior, dominant female, jack russell: Hi Lucy; Yes, if she is not bleeding by now, she is not in heat...but, she still could be coming into one. She should stop being such a dominant female when the pup grows up, and tells her a time or two. I think you should wait and see... It is too early...

Dogs: jack russell, two fingers, e book
two fingers, e book, jack russell: Hi Alison; Measure the dog s neck with a tape measure in inches...then add two fingers more, so, that you can keep it snug, but so it is not too tight. The collars today are mostly adjustable, so,you can use the size that fits best from 12-16 inches for...

Dogs: My Labradors diet & skin allergy, Hypoallergenic Diets
Hypoallergenic Diets: Hi Biraja, If a food allergy is suspected, medications and treatments can ease the itch, but only a change to a diet which does not contain the allergen will correct the problem. You didn t say what diagnostic tests have already been run on your dog,...

Dogs: Lethargic dog, normal body temperature, predisolone
normal body temperature, predisolone, hardboiled egg: Hi Scott, A dog s normal body temperature is between 101F and 102F, it doesn t sound like your dog is running a fever. The change of temperature could be several things, ranging from time of day that you took her temperature, to just part of the heat...

Dogs: Lhasa Apso Puppy, how to raise a puppy, lhasa apso
how to raise a puppy, lhasa apso, nine weeks: I know this must be a typo since you couldn t possibly have brought home a one-week-old puppy, but it really would have helped to know exactly how old this puppy was. Because of this, I am going to guess that the puppy may have been taken from the litter at...

Dogs: Luna, local park, best of luck
local park, best of luck, maltese: Hi Luna, It s not unusual that your puppy sleeps during the day, and wants to play at night. Puppies are like children. You wouldn t let them sleep all day as you know they ll be awake all night! During the day give your puppy more opportunities for...

Dogs: labs and bones, intestinal blockages, poly rope
intestinal blockages, poly rope, tie knots: Yes. The dog guide school we raise puppies for forbids all real bones. At 8 months her powerful jaws could crush it into a sharp shard that could puncture her digestive tract, break a tooth, or gnaw it down to a size that could choke her or cause a bowel...

Dogs: low cost neutering clinics., spay and neuter clinic, neuter vaccination
spay and neuter clinic, neuter vaccination, spay and neuter clinics: Hi Bobbie, You might try contacting the Alvin animal control department/animal shelter at (281) 388-4332 to see if there is someplace close by that offers reduced cost neutering. Many times shelters know of services in their area. There is a rescue group...

Dogs: Malamute growls at our baby., dominant dogs, obedience classes
dominant dogs, obedience classes, nilif: Some dogs are just not good with children, and never will be. It sounds like your guy is fairly dominant, and those are often the worst dogs to have around children because dominant dogs think of children as their littermates, rather than their alpha. If he...

Dogs: Male dog been driven mad, unwanted litters, male companion
unwanted litters, male companion, female pet: Hi Adele, Thank you for writing to me about your situation. I am glad that you are having your unneutered male dog fixed because of many reasons. It is cruel for any male dog, neutered or not to be in close proximity to a female in heat. It is imperative...

Dogs: Maltipoo feedings, puppy teeth, puppy food
puppy teeth, puppy food, table scraps: The tooth falling out is probably just the beginning of him losing his puppy teeth. Dogs lose their baby teeth the same way people do. As far as food, many dogs cannot tolerate frequent changes in their diet; it gives them gastric upset. The best...

Dogs: Mama Boxer, whelping box, befor
whelping box, befor, vets: Carlene, when I have a litter, I RUN to the vet if anything like that happens. If she is sick you can lose her AND the whole litter....and it always happens on a weekend when the vets are closed. so take her to the emergency...better to be safe than sorry...

Dogs: Mange, mange mites, veterinary visits
mange mites, veterinary visits, veterinary fees: I m not sure what you mean by medical care . There is health insurance for pets for a monthly fee, and then the insuring company would pay for veterinary fees that might arise. A dog should always be diagnosed by a veterinarian so that it can receive proper...

Dogs: Medical Help
Hi Crystal, Thank you for writing to me about your dog with suspected distemper. You need to get a different vet because no one in their right mind gives a heartworm pill to a dog with distemper! Your dog is fighting for her life..what is the good of...

Dogs: MGE puppy becoming unbearable, obedience classes, oxygen levels
obedience classes, oxygen levels, chocolate lab: I m sorry, but I don t know what you mean by MGE. Yes, prolonged seizures can cause brain damage due to low oxygen levels, but I can t say that this is a cause of your dog s hyperactivity. Some dogs are just that way naturally, and a lab is not a breed...

Dogs: Minature Pinscher, before getting a dog
before getting a dog: Hi Henry, Getting a dog is a purely personal decision. One usually gets a dog because they like the companionship of a pet. With the decision to get a pet comes responsibilities that are financial, emotional and moral. A dog is a living thing, if you...

Dogs: malnutrition, dear carmen, shelley davis
dear carmen, shelley davis, horrible death: Dear Carmen, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet dog Browny. Unfortunately you are assuming that the problem with your dog not eating is the food. It s not. Your dog is extremely ill and needs medical attention. She is probably in quite a bit...

Dogs: moles on cocker spaniel, itching
itching: Hi Deb, Are you sure you re giving your dog the correct dose of Benedryl? The recommended dose for dogs is one milligram for every pound given twice daily. So, a 25 pound dog would get 25 milligrams, which is 1 adult capsule. You can try applying an over-the-counter...

Dogs: Nail clipping, when the dog doesn't like it., nail clipping, nail clipper
nail clipping, nail clipper, old dog: Hi Christina, Yes, try a grinder. Some dogs will not tolerate a nail clipper, but will be fine with a grinder. If that does not work, try small treats or a cup of frozen peanut butter. This helps keep their mind off of what you are doing. Hope this...

Dogs: Need Help with my puppy, litter mates, mad cuz
litter mates, mad cuz, atention: a pup 7 weeks is equal to an infant of 4 months...would you expect a 4 month old infant to be potty trained? he has to go to the bathroom every 2 hours at that age... he is afraid because he misses his litter mates. if you tell him no too much at this age...

Dogs: New 7months puppy problems!, poop and pee, puppy problems
poop and pee, puppy problems, bowel movement: Are you feeding regular meals? A morning and early evening feeding should be all he needs. When he makes his last trip outside, make sure he walks around enough to stimulate a bowel movement. You could also have the crate in the same room as the other...

Dogs: New dog won't potty, frequent opportunities, pine straw
frequent opportunities, pine straw, dog crate: Hi Lauren, Congratulations on getting a dog! Dogs don t always react to changes well. Change can be very stressful for a dog, and arriving to a new home (no matter how loving you are) is a very stressful thing for an adult dog. It s not uncommon for...

Dogs: New member....but who?, pit mix, ruca
pit mix, ruca, house dog: Your are right about the male. It may have a lot to do with her age. 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...

Dogs: new born pups and aggressive mom, behinds, miniature pinscher
behinds, miniature pinscher, muzzle: Much of what you describe is perfectly normal behavior, but the aggressiveness is NOT. I would be afraid to leave her alone with those puppies; some bitches have been known to kill their offspring. I would crate her next to the puppies, and every two hours...

Dogs: Old Age...Alaskan Malamute, dog mobility
dog mobility: Hi Ricky, I can t say if your vet would prescribe Cortisone or another corticosteroid medication (probably in pill form, not injected) or if another medication, that relieves pain and inflammation such as Rimadyl, or both. Diet supplements are good...

Dogs: obsessive ear licking, sign of affection, ear infection
sign of affection, ear infection, labrador: Are you certain your dog doesn t have an ear infection? Another dog might be able to smell this whereas a person might not. You may want to have your vet examine the ear. If it s not that, then often dogs will lick each other as a sign of affection or...

Dogs: a older dog and a puppy.....and their food, puppy food, dogs food
puppy food, dogs food, food dish: Hi Melissa, Puppies need the extra nutrition of a puppy food diet, because they re still growing. Some brands of dog food say for all stages of life , meaning they can safely be fed to growing pups, or adult dogs. It won t hurt your older dog to eat...

Dogs: older housebroken dog pooping inhouse, natures miracle, high fiber diet
natures miracle, high fiber diet, intestinal parasites: Hi Caleb, Dogs can start having house training accidents over things they find stressful, such as a change in their routine -which can be almost anything, ranging from new people, people who have recently moved, change of meal time, or 100 other things....

Dogs: Pekepoo, neuter dogs, unwanted litters
neuter dogs, unwanted litters, somebody came home: Hi Scott, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s change in behavior. It is recommended that your dog have a checkup by your vet to make sure there is nothing medically wrong after his eperience at someone else s home and out of your sight. If...

Dogs: Poodle with Red Paws, vet bills, yeast infection
vet bills, yeast infection, food allergy: Hello Shenna, Yes, there are some things to do. This sounds like a food allergy to me. I am not a vet so I am not suggesting that is in fact is the problem. Is it possable to switch Charlie to a premium food? I can offer you the line I use and this food...

Dogs: Possible constipated 3 wk old shiba inu., shiba inu, organ failure
shiba inu, organ failure, constipated: Hello again, I m glad to hear your puppy is doing better. With a puppy as small and as fragile as a 3 week old, something that sounds as simple as dehydration, is actually quite dangerous, it can lead to organ failure and even death. When in doubt, you...

Dogs: Pregnantcy, false pregnancy, uterine infection
false pregnancy, uterine infection, x ray: The best way to determine pregnancy is to take her to your veterinarian and have an X-ray done 50 days after she might have been bred... or just wait and see what happens. She could be having a false pregnancy, and that is not uncommon. If you have no plans...

Dogs: Pup wants to constantly go out now!, night 9pm, food toys
night 9pm, food toys, playing in the snow: If she is just playing in the snow...let her....do you walk her at all? She sounds like she needs some new places to see and some exercise... Also try getting one of those food toys where she has to get the food out and put that outside with her.... Also...

Dogs: Puppies or Dogs, puppy chow, closet shelving
puppy chow, closet shelving, pupppy: 1 There is no stopping a dog from shedding. The best way to control it is by brushing it. If a soft bristled brush doesn t collect the hair fast enough, try a wire slicker brush. 2 No. I seldom if ever bathe a dog. Too frequent baths dry their skin...

Dogs: Puppy, what is lukewarm water, vet bills
what is lukewarm water, vet bills, buffet restaurants: Henry; I am sure you are taking really great care of the dog. I can see from your questions, that you are looking for more help. I will recommend that you do buy our Book! www.Heartsonfirebooks.com And Puppy Makes 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 YOU NEED THIS BOOK...

Dogs: Puppy, corn gluten meal, puppy chow
corn gluten meal, puppy chow, puppy foods: Hi Henry, You don t have to give your dog treats, many dogs are overfed and get fat due to too many treats. Your puppy may benefit from getting a treat just once a day. To save money, you can break the treats up, and give a half, or a third of a treat...

Dogs: Puppy biting everything, 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: Puppy and Dog, intestinal blockages, closet shelving
intestinal blockages, closet shelving, minature pinscher: 1 I really don t have any experience with mange and its treatment. In my profile, I suggest not asking me medical questions. 2 Odors and shedding is best controlled by brushing the dog as I described in What does a puppy need? . 5 minutes a day...

Dogs: Puppy or Dog, shelley davis, cold climates
shelley davis, cold climates, cozy bed: Hi Henry, Thank you for writing to me and congratulations on your new puppy. There are various reasons for a dog having an unpleasant odor...a medical condition (have your dog checked out by your vet), allergies, thyroid issues, getting into something...

Dogs: Puppy help? does this look like a nice quality puppy?, cost of puppy
cost of puppy: Hi Darrin, It s very common for a puppy s color to change by the time it reaches adulthood, so you can t go by that as a way of knowing if this puppy has been well bred, or not. To tell the quality of a puppy, you need to know the health, temperament and...

Dogs: Puppy Training, puppy training
puppy training: Hi Tammy, A puppy needs to be contained ANY time you can t be supervising it. If accidents occur (no matter what kind of accident it is!), it s because the puppy wasn t supervised, so you can t punish it for something that s basically your fault. You...

Dogs: Puppy Training, bitter apple spray, separation anxiety
bitter apple spray, separation anxiety, puppy training: Puppies don t learn near as fast at 3 months as 2 months. Somebody either needs to be watching her constantly, or she needs to be in her crate. We have an 11 week old now, and she requires almost constant attention when she is awake and out of the crate....

Dogs: Puppy Training, bitter apple spray, random monster
bitter apple spray, random monster, puppy training: You need to get your puppy into training classes ASAP and start working with her every day. Also start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with her. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm Everyone in the family should be able to work with her. Training prices will vary,...

Dogs: Puppy Training, bitter apple spray, random monster
bitter apple spray, random monster, puppy training: Hello Tammy; I can tell you are very concerned with your New Dog!! That is great... Let s get down to Basics ! We can say that you are going to need an Exercise area for sure... As the Puppy grows, she is going to need more time outside, than in,...

Dogs: Puppy tail, boxer puppies, full blood
boxer puppies, full blood, fresh blood: Hi Carlene; Yes, it should be just fine...just keep it dry. Put a bit of neosporinn on it to keep infection out! If you see fresh blood, then take it to the vet immediately. Best regards, Thanks for the question. I have a new Book out: And Puppy Makes...

Dogs: Puppy training, bitter apple spray, random monster
bitter apple spray, random monster, obedience training: The most cost-effective training is group classes. You want to shop around and find a training school or some place that does obedience training, make sure they get good results, have humane methods, and observe a class first. See how the dogs in the class...

Dogs: pets, mule team borax, health food store
mule team borax, health food store, shelley davis: Hi Henry, Thank you for writing to me about various insects and how to manage them. The best thing to start out with is a healthy dog. You can give your dog Missing Link which contains yeast..this repels fleas from the inside out. Vacuuming your home...

Dogs: pit bull, skin condition, pit bull
skin condition, pit bull, vet: Hello Kamilla; I would suggest you take him to the Vet, and have him look at him. I would not venture to guess without a photo, and since he is changing into something, I am not familiar with. It may be a skin condition, but, it may be genetics as well...so,...

Dogs: my pit bull puppy, pit bull puppy, internet message board
pit bull puppy, internet message board, red nose pit: Hi Mary, Your friend needs to have her dog examined by a veterinarian. Depending on what the problem is, there is a possibility that she could die, and the pups could die if they are not fed or cared for. All of the pups need to be hand fed if their...

Dogs: my pom wee wee habits, house training puppy
house training puppy: Hi Sunni, Your puppy is an infant, and doesn t have the first idea that there even is a correct place for him to relieve himself. Because of this, you need to supervise him constantly, and crate or otherwise contain him to an area in your home whenever...

Dogs: potty training, housebreaking problems, urinary infections
housebreaking problems, urinary infections, jack russel: Fifty percent or more of the questions I receive are pertaining to housebreaking problems. Therefore, I have composed a standard response which I hope will deal with your housebreaking issue(s). If not, please feel free to email me again and give me specific...

Dogs: pregnancy, bloody discharge, staffie
bloody discharge, staffie, definite answer: Dogs come into season twice a year. There is a bloody discharge, but they can still become impregnated, I believe, before the discharge starts showing. You want want to direct your question to this category for a more precise and definite answer: ...

Dogs: protective with new toys, obedience classes, coonhound
obedience classes, coonhound, new toys: You need to get this dog into obedience classes for a few months and work with him every single day. You should also start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him (both of the dogs, actually). http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm If he gets protective with...

Dogs: pug pups, best wishes for the new year, pug pups
best wishes for the new year, pug pups, e book: On Average, a small dog will have around 4 pups Rohit; But, to know for sure, you must take your female about a week before to the Vet, to get a Xray to see the actual skeletons to know for sure! Good luck, We have a great new E Book that will be helpful...

Dogs: pug teeth, rope toys, baby teeth
rope toys, baby teeth, e book: Hello Mike; It is not a big problem, it is the Baby Teeth being retained. It happens a lot in smaller breeds! But, you may want to have it removed later, if it does not come out by itself, as they can get infection, I recommend that you give your dog...

Dogs: puggle, seperation anxiety, uncontrollable bowel movements
seperation anxiety, uncontrollable bowel movements, medical reason: Hi Kasandra, Because you say your puppy has recently started having uncontrollable bowel movements in her crate, you need to have her examined by a veterinarian. There may well be a medical reason if your puppy has been able to control her bowels until...

Dogs: puppies, baby rice cereal, puppy formula
baby rice cereal, puppy formula, kibble: If you think your bitch s milk has dried up, then start weaning the puppies as I described. I don t like to start weaning that soon because the puppies spend more time playing in the food than eating, whereas waiting a week will see them diving into the food...

Dogs: puppies, sturdy stuff, adult food
sturdy stuff, adult food, nylabones: 1 At his age, he should do fine over night in the crate. It is also OK to leave him in the crate most of the day if you have to be gone. If you can t make it back to give him a mid day break, see if a neighbor or professional dog walker can. 2 For a...

Dogs: puppies, getting a puppy, neighbor girl
getting a puppy, neighbor girl, e book: Hi Gina; Yes, a lonely puppy is a recipe for lots of problems...it would be best to get two while you are gone so long...if you can, get a neighbor girl to check on them if you have a good back yard to be secure. I suggest an exercise Run for sure! Let...

Dogs: my puppies smell real bad, drs foster smith, fish oil supplements
drs foster smith, fish oil supplements, timberwolf organics: Hi Zean, Thank you for writing to me. Pardon the delay but I ve been ill with the flu. Thank you for your patience. When you refer to living in a kennel, do you mean outside? Is this a heated kennel, out of the weather with heat and air conditioning?...

Dogs: puppy, puppy chow, pupppy
puppy chow, pupppy, dirty feet: 1. You are never going to keep your dog clean all the time. It s a dog. Not sure what you mean by he keep dirty up my room . Do you mean he s chewing things, pottying in your room, has dirty feet and leaves dirt on the floor, what? 2. Best food is...

Dogs: My puppy, rear legs, congenital disorder
rear legs, congenital disorder, puppy: Hi Ellen, A puppy that walks oddly on it s rear legs probably has a problem with his back, hips, joints, or a congenital disorder. You need to have your puppy examined by a veterinarian to find out what is going on, and if it can be treated. You may...

Dogs: what's my puppy's breed?, black labrador puppies, doberman puppies
black labrador puppies, doberman puppies, google search: God bless you for taking her in. I would guess she s most likely a cross between a couple of breeds. If you do a Google search for pictures of 5 week old German Shepherd, Rottweiler, and Doberman puppies (which I did), you will see that they have much...

Dogs: puppy or dog, air tight container, vet visit
air tight container, vet visit, vet bills: Food won t keep a year even if stored in an air tight container. You will have to more, snmaller packages. They are more per pound, but still it might only be $4 a month for food. Allow something for vet care. Some immunizations are required by law....

Dogs: puppy or dog, miniature pincher, anal glands
miniature pincher, anal glands, vet care: Hello again, I ve answered the food question more than once. I ve suggested both supermarket, and super premium brands, and provided you with an on line dog food comparison tool. What part of the food thing are you having a problem with? As I ve said...

Dogs: My puppy layla and peeing when she gets excited, pees, hey girl
pees, hey girl, layla: Hello Jacob, Puppies do get excited a lot and sometimes it spills over to adulthood. Some training tips for you to try are 1) When returning home, calmly enter the house and take your puppy outdoors right away. If you say things like: hey girl did ya...

Dogs: puppy sores, health food store, shelley davis
health food store, shelley davis, oral cavity: Hi Nicky, Thank you for writing to me about your new puppies. Without seeing the blisters in person it is difficult to know exactly what the condition is but my guess is that it could be puppy warts. They can be minimal or multiple, and can thrive both...

Dogs: puppy suddenly not eating, running a fever, great pyrenees
running a fever, great pyrenees, scrambled egg: Hi Kerry, If your dog isn t having any symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, it s hard to say what exactly the problem is. It s possible she isn t feeling well and the problem just isn t a gastrointestinal one. If your dog is ill, she might be running...

Dogs: puppy training, puppy training, own toys
puppy training, own toys, messes: I have tried to never leave a puppy more than 4-5 hours, which many people insist is too long. We never had a problem doing it routinely with may puppies. Many people are vehemently convinced that the way they have always done it is the only possibly right...

Dogs: Questions about showing, point schedules, class dogs
point schedules, class dogs, reserve winners: A dog must actually defeat another dog of the same sex in order to get points... the exception being if it was the only one of its sex in the classes and then went Best of Winners (BW) over multiple dogs of the opposite sex... then it would match the other...

Dogs: Rat Terrier Pregnant?, time nancy, fertile time
time nancy, fertile time, heat cycle: Michelle, the most fertile time during the heat cycle is the 13th. However, just like humans She could be fertile a few days before or a few days after the 13th day. I have heard of a beagle getting bred on the 21st day. So it oculd go either way....Since...

Dogs: RE: Puppy Training, bitter apple spray, puppy training
bitter apple spray, puppy training, separation anxiety: Something funny is happening. This link, http://www.allexperts.com/expertx.cgi# shows I gave this answer 2 December, You answered this question on 12/03/09 Questioner: Tammy Category: Dogs Private: No View Published Answer Subject: Puppy Training...

Dogs: Re-Training?, urine specimen, medical reason
urine specimen, medical reason, bill of health: I would first have your vet examine the dog (may require a urine specimen) to be sure there is no medical reason for the behavior. If the vet gives him a clear bill of health, then the second suggestion would be to re-introduce all the basic housetraining...

Dogs: rottweiler, siberian husky, bloodhound?, true believer, siberian husky
true believer, siberian husky, e book: Hi Noelle; It is always tricky to raise all three at the same time! I would do only two, and try to see how it goes. The third I would consider a female. Just to keep the mix a bit more subtle on the hormones! I am a true believer on giving One on One...

Dogs: rottweiler, siberian husky, bloodhound?, getting two puppies at once
getting two puppies at once: Hello again Noelle, I suggested waiting until the first puppy was 7-8 months old before getting the next puppy mostly because of the bonding issue. I know some breeders won t even sell two puppies to a single household, because of this issue. If you want...

Dogs: Scared Chihuahua, first few days, animal shelter
first few days, animal shelter, pup: Kevin; When you Rescue a dog...you never know what happened to it before you got involved....thus, you are experiencing the Trauma of the relocation, and the new equation set before him! You will have to be very patient..this dog is grown, and he will...

Dogs: Scared chihuahua, irresponsible breeders, first few days
irresponsible breeders, first few days, fearful behavior: Hi Kevin, I am actually very familiar with this kind of problem, I was involved in Chihuahua rescue, and adopted a dog I was fostering that has some issues similar to what you re dealing with. It s not unusual for animals that have been taken in...

Dogs: Scared Shih Tzu, innocent creatures, small moves
innocent creatures, small moves, good heart: Wendi; I am sorry to hear about your dog s plight! It is soooo sad to know there are Animals in this world who don t have the decency to treat the innocent Creatures of the world right!!! Being that you have a good heart, you should be aware, that you...

Dogs: Shih Tzu, puppy food, adult food
puppy food, adult food, adult formula: Hi Chris, At 6 months old, your dog should still be eating a puppy food diet. When your puppy is a year old, you should re-examine his nutritional needs and choose the right adult formula. His adult food could depend upon his metabolism: Does he gain...

Dogs: Shih tzu and major sheding, thimes, petsmart
thimes, petsmart, shih tzu: Kim there are pills that you can give her to reduce shedding. They carry them in the bigger pet stores and online...at Petsmart.com or Petedge.com. you can also get the furminator treatment at Petsmart which helps a lot....If you have a force dryer, you...

Dogs: Shih tzu/poodle mix, shih tzu poodle mix, shih poo
shih tzu poodle mix, shih poo, anti histamines: Hello Tasha; Yes, it definitely could be skin allergies....as well as Yeast in the ears. I would take the dog to the vet to have them check under the skin just in case it is not mange...and or something else. They will put the dog on some Anti histamines,...

Dogs: St. Bernard mouthing me, obedience class, e book
obedience class, e book, st bernard: Raeshelel; This is to show who is the Boss ! Obviously, she is in need of some training, as you do not want to have her take a chunk out of someone s arm!!! So, I would get yourself to a class as soon as possible. When you can, check out the Petsmart...

Dogs: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, thunderstorm anxiety
staffordshire bull terrier, thunderstorm anxiety, anxiety medication: Hi Heidi, For severe anxiety problems such as what your dog appears to be having, there is prescription anti-anxiety medication available which might help. You should talk to your vet about this. For something over-the counter to try, two products...

Dogs: Strange behavior, old boston, drastic measures
old boston, drastic measures, boston terrier: I am not sure what is happening. Most behavior problems need to start with a vet visit. Explain everything so the vet has a better idea what to look for. It could also be a fear stage puppies often go through. If so, don t coddle him when he shows...

Dogs: scar on elbow, rope tug, rope toys
rope tug, rope toys, e book: Merry Christmas; Archie; I would recommend you take him to the vet for the scar, as it could be anything from hot spots, to mange... As far as his biting, he is Teething , and will need an outlet for his gums, as they are hurting! So, get him lots of...

Dogs: schitzu training problems, exercise pen, home depot
exercise pen, home depot, back ground: Hi Tannye; I feel really sorry for you. It is a horrible thing to adopt an older dog that has had no Training !! Your job is now Twice as Hard, or worse! The only suggestion, since you are doing what it takes with the Crate, as you will have to keep it...

Dogs: schitzu training problems, child gates, containment area
child gates, containment area, closing doors: Hi Tannye, Even though the dog doesn t like being crated, he still needs to be contained if he s having house training accidents or destroying things when left alone or when he s not being supervised. Until he s better in the crate, try using a couple...

Dogs: Could it be a seizure, seizures
seizures: Hi Mayra, If your puppy was asleep when this incident occurred, she may have been having an active dream and not a seizure. Dogs have different stages of sleep, during which they may open their eyes, move their legs, paws or their entire body, and even...

Dogs: shi tzu with very raw nipples, warm compresses, milk fever
warm compresses, milk fever, pup: Brenda; By now you will hopefully have seen a Vet. yes, she has Milk fever ! You will need to get warm compresses and squeeze the milk to relieve her. I just had a brand new litter,so, I have been out of pocket! Let me know how she is doing? You may...

Dogs: shihtzu born without a tail, shih tzu puppy, shih tzu
shih tzu puppy, shih tzu, mutation: Liz, I answered this question a few days ago, I don t know why it is back here....I guess it didn t go through...sorry Well it is ok, but you should have it put in writing that if there are any other mutation problems with the dog, the breeder will either...

Dogs: shock collar for dogs that leave property into dangerous areas, shock collar for dogs, invisible fencing
shock collar for dogs, invisible fencing, shock collars: No dog should be allowed to run loose unless the owner is with them and has verbal control. Left to their own devices, dogs can get into too much trouble... either getting themselves killed or causing damage to property and livestock. I highly recommend...

Dogs: skin with blacken sores and pus bumps, food allergy
food allergy: Hi Alex, If you took your dog to the vet, but the condition wasn t cured or has gotten worse, you need to take your dog back for additional treatment. By your description, it sounds like your dog may have a secondary skin infection, which needs treatment....

Dogs: skin problems, itching
itching: Hi Vicky, Skin problems can be a long term chronic problem with many dogs. They are usually hard to treat. Even though you ve been to the vet a number of times, you need to continue working with your vet and try to find the underlying cause of the itch....

Dogs: small dogs, chopped celery, small dogs
chopped celery, small dogs, old dog: Yes, celery won t hurt your dog. I wouldn t give him a lot of it since he is a small dog, but a piece or two as a treat would be just fine, and would certainly be better than store-bought treats. I wouldn t worry about the strings; he should be able to eat...

Dogs: spay stitches, exercise pens, exercise pen
exercise pens, exercise pen, nervous wreck: It s never too late! Go out and get that crate.... or get yourself an exercise pen in which to confine her (hopefully she isn t too large). Exercise pens can fold up when they are no longer needed and can be very useful. Give her a big bone or something to...

Dogs: staffy bull terrier, staffy bull terrier, bull terrier
staffy bull terrier, bull terrier, pee: Hi Lee; She may have an infection, or is she spayed? If not, she may be coming into heat. I would watch her, and then if need be if she does it again, Then take her to the Vet, check her urine, or blood. Just in case. Otherwise, she may be on early signs...

Dogs: just started dog aggression, correction collar, pinch collar
correction collar, pinch collar, dog aggression: You don t want to correct for fear, and I think it may be a fear issue. I m not sure since I haven t seen the dog and I don t know how much obedience work he s really had yet... Whenever you correct it has to be over obedience, so if it s heel, you correct...

Dogs: stool consistancy 5 month shepard pup, diet
diet: Hi Teresa, Loud stomach noises mean your pup s stomach is empty. Give her an extra dog biscuit before you go to bed, to see if that helps. By saying your puppy is offered food between 5:30am, and 7pm , do you mean you are leaving him free access to food...

Dogs: sudden behavioral change, Dog Counter Surfing, dog eating food on counter
Dog Counter Surfing, dog eating food on counter, dog takes what he wants: Follow-up revision to reponse below this paragraph: Hi Connie, Thank you for honouring our Internet agreement and rating me promptly and fairly for my response to your question! Next week when I m there again I will be making a $20 donation to the NO...

Dogs: sudden excessive shedding, gold fish, shedder
gold fish, shedder, fish oil: Hi Kelsie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s recent shedding problem. Since the problem seems to coincide with the change in diet I would recommend switching back to her normal food which she did so well on or trying Orijen 6 Fish dog food. ...

Dogs: sudden unexplained fear, mini schnauzer, unexplained fear
mini schnauzer, unexplained fear, shelley davis: Hi Peggy, Thank you for writing to me about your mini schnauzer s sudden fears. I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. The first approach to any sudden problem would be medical. Please consider having a full blood panel run, paying...

Dogs: when to switch to adult food, large breed dogs, pat hastings
large breed dogs, pat hastings, puppy food: Some years back, I attended a seminar presented by Pat Hastings. http://www.dogfolk.com/thehastings.htm One key point that I came away with was that keeping a dog on puppy food longer than a year can cause problems with the growth plates in the bones...

Dogs: Tackling agression, beagle puppy, positive reinforcement
beagle puppy, positive reinforcement, working dogs: Hi Napur, Thank you for writing to me about your new beagle puppy. It is highly unlikely that a 2 month old puppy is showing aggression. I think you are misreading her playfulness and what we refer to as mouthing. Beagles are high energy working...

Dogs: Temperature not dropping?, earliest due date, border collie
earliest due date, border collie, whelping box: If your dog s earliest due date is on the 2nd and she is starting labor now, she is much too early and there could be a problem... but then it would depend how you are counting your days (and make sure you DID count correctly). I did have one bitch who routinely...

Dogs: Toxins, google search, pets pets
google search, pets pets, house dogs: Hi Christian, You wouldn t be learning as much if I provide you with the answers you re looking for. Try doing a google search with the following: disease you can catch from a dog disease transmitted by pets pets communicable disease Best...

Dogs: trembling hind legs, bull mastiff, hip dysplasia
bull mastiff, hip dysplasia, mosaic floor: This is something that you should discuss with your veterinarian. The cause could be anything from neurological (seizures) to orthopedic (hip dysplasia) or it might be something else entirely that may not be as serious. I have no medical background, but...

Dogs: typs of smells that attract dogs, bodily fluids, personal preferences
bodily fluids, personal preferences, dogs: Hi Allie, The smells that attract a dog can be varied, dogs are like people in that they can have personal preferences. Most dogs though, are attracted to the smell of food, bodily fluids, the waste of other animals, and strong odors, which can be just...

Dogs: URGENT(dog aggression), rescue dogs, hi lauren
rescue dogs, hi lauren, dog aggression: Hi Lauren, Doing rescue work is very commendable, but you have a responsibility to your own dog, that you already know is aggressive towards other dogs! If you are not able to separate your dog from any rescue dogs you might take in, you should be muzzling...

Dogs: Urine in blood, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, blood in the urine: Hello Katie; Blood in the urine is indicative of infection, or another problem in the body. I recommend you take the dog back to the Vet. Since you have her spayed, she will not go into heat. Let me know what the Vet says. Best regards, Melissa for...

Dogs: Vaginal Inflammation, english bulldog, false pregnancy
english bulldog, false pregnancy, heat cycle: When a bitch remains intact and goes through a heat cycle, she matures in a similar fashion to a young girl entering puberty. The nipples and vulva enlarge, and if the bitch should go through a false pregnancy as many of them do, she could produce a bit...

Dogs: Weather and Outside Dogs, having a great time, loss of appetite
having a great time, loss of appetite, boston terrier: Hi Natalie; I am sure that they will be fine. If the temperature is colder, around 15 or lower, then I would worry.. The dogs will usually go into their houses when they really do get cold. So, if they are running around still barking and wagging their...

Dogs: weight, heart murmur, pit owner
heart murmur, pit owner, science diet: Jeremy; I will tell you that the weight is not the answer, it is the dog s make up that will determine how it grows...in other words, if her genetics are not to the Standard then it does not matter how much she weighs today, it matters what her body can...

Dogs: weimaraner not in season, inclement weather, weimaraner
inclement weather, weimaraner, mammals: Hello Susan, I have been in inclement weather, so, no computer! Females, vary from dog to dog, just like all Mammals, and Humans. So, even if she is not in heat at this age, does not mean that she has a problem. Watch out, as she will come into Season...

Dogs: yorkie training and food types to give her., puppy chow, puppy food
puppy chow, puppy food, obedience classes: First, get yourself the paperback book, How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With by Rutherford and Neil. It will address a lot of your questions. Get your puppy into some obedience classes for a few months, and start working with her every single day. Also...

Dogs: Getting a 1 year old Puggle, puggle, little dog
puggle, little dog, back yard: It is hard to say how she will adjust. I would start out taking her in the back yard on the leash, praising her eliminating. Then without the leash, again praising her. Finally, let her out by her self and watch out the window. If she goes, go out and...

Dogs: 10 newborn puppies, 10 puppies, newborn puppies
10 puppies, newborn puppies, new born baby: Hi Stephanie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog giving birth to 10 puppies. I am not an expert in birthing because I feel that bringing more puppies into an already overcrowded world where there are not enough homes for all of them is cruel...

Dogs: my 13-year-old Maltese, last meal, blood work
last meal, blood work, pekingese: Hi Chiara, I wish I could tell you something regarding what might be going on with your dog, but her symptoms of trembling paired with not eating are sort of vague. Those symptoms mean she isn t feeling well, and may be in pain. In an older dog, the...

Dogs: 2-3yrs old bishon mix, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, closing doors: I am not so sure it is spite, but perhaps a leadership challenge. Spaying her if not already is the first step. 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...

Dogs: my 23 week german shepard puppy, german shepard puppy, german shepherds
german shepard puppy, german shepherds, puppies: No, this is NOT normal. He obviously has not been socialized and handled by strangers. I would return him and get your money back, and then look for a breeder who socializes his/her puppies properly. With a *LOT* of work, you will be able to walk up to...

Dogs: 3 Month Old Pomeranian, puppy behavior, bad temper
puppy behavior, bad temper, tug of war: Bitter apple is good for puppies that chew one things,like clothes,carpets ect so you can use it for that But as far as her chewing on actual people,the best method is to use a spray bottle and spray her with water and say leave it loud and frim,and it...

Dogs: 3 month old lab/blue lacey mix female, puppy dominance
puppy dominance: Hi Pam, As your vet suggested, your puppy may be testing your willingness to submit to its expressions of dominance. You should be avoiding playing games such as tug of war, chasing, wrestling because they encourage uncontrolled behavior, and often...

Dogs: 4 year old female bulldog, shelley davis, dead puppy
shelley davis, dead puppy, pus discharge: Hi Eric, Thank you for writing to me about your sister s bulldog. A greenish pus discharge from any part of the body is an emergency and you need to have this dog checked out by a vet on an emergency basis. Do not wait. Call the vet and let him know...

Dogs: 41/2month yorkiepoo trouble w house breaking, female puppy, cockapoo
female puppy, cockapoo, frequent trips: Hi Betty, Dogs are individuals, some just take longer to house break than others. It s not unusual for it to take a full 12 months to get a small breed dog completely house trained. Don t wait for your puppy to tell you she needs to go out! Take her...

Dogs: I just got a 5 year old papillion female -, itching feet
itching feet: Hi Vanessa, Extreme foot licking isn t normal for a dog of any age. First, have you checked your dog s feet, and between the pads to see if there s something caught in there that s irrigating her? There are several medical reasons why a dog might chew...

Dogs: 6 mo black lab rescue pup good choice for submissive 2 yr old rescue pup?, evil reputation, catahoula
evil reputation, catahoula, girls ages: Catahoulas have an evil reputation. It may not be deserved. if you bring an 8 week old into your home, it will accept you and your children as its pack. Make sure it gets used to visitors too. You don t want a dog upset at having strange boys in the house...

Dogs: my 8 week old is peeing all over the house, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, cannel: Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up to its instincts. At around 8 weeks when the puppy goes to its new home, the time from when it realizes it has to go, and...

Dogs: Acral lick dermatitis, Acral lick Dermatitis
Acral lick Dermatitis: Hi India, I m sorry to hear of your dog s skin condition. Skin problems in dogs can be amongst the most frustrating conditions to treat. It is theorized that some dogs get into such a licking habit, and actually derive pleasure from it, that once the initiating...

Dogs: Adult housetrained dog wetting in house, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, schnoodle: yes, I would consider crating both dogs when you are away. The Papillion may be having accidents you don t detect, but the Schnoodle does, and over marks the spot. Better leadership could help too. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

Dogs: Advice on rescued dog and resident cats, chasing cats
chasing cats: Hi there, I hate to say it, but an owner of two cats should have darn well made sure any dog he or she was going to adopt would be good with cats... PRIOR to adopting the dog! Your new Beagle chases the cats because that s what centuries of training...

Dogs: AKC, dog shows
dog shows: Hi Ashley, I m not sure I m understanding your question. In order to register Bailey with the American Kennel Club, her mother and father must have been registered with the AKC before Bailey was born, and a registration certificate would have been issued...

Dogs: AKC and CKC, continental kennel club, canadian kennel club
continental kennel club, canadian kennel club, american kennel club: Hi Flo, Are you referring to the Continental Kennel Club, or the Canadian Kennel Club? If you re referring to the Continental Kennel Club, that is not a recognized registry as it was started by irate puppymillers who pulled their dogs out of AKC when...

Dogs: AKC papers?!?!?!?!, american kennel club, rosie mae
american kennel club, rosie mae, akc web: Hi Tara, Your breeder needs to file an individual registration application for each puppy in the litter. It can take a month or longer for the the AKC to process papers, and get them sent out. That could be part of the delay. You can contact the AKC...

Dogs: AKC papers?!?!?!?!, american kennel club, rosie mae
american kennel club, rosie mae, akc web: Hi Tara, Your breeder needs to file an individual registration application for each puppy in the litter. It can take a month or longer for the the AKC to process papers, and get them sent out. That could be part of the delay. You can contact the AKC...

Dogs: Anxiety in Schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, water bowl
miniature schnauzer, water bowl, human food: The only dog I ve ever seen afraid of her bowls was a rescue that I had here for a time. I discovered that she didn t like *anything* that moved... from riding in the car to her food bowl. I solved her eating problem by putting one of those rubber mats under...

Dogs: Attacking shoes, aggression in dogs, linda sebastian
aggression in dogs, linda sebastian, professional dog trainer: Hi Linda, From what you ve described, your dog s aggression to shoes doesn t sound like a fear response, to me. Rage or Idiopathic Aggression is a term when there is no identifiable reason or stimuli that initiate an aggressive behavior. This kind of...

Dogs: agressive adult dog, female collie, female pup
female collie, female pup, obedience class: While it is OK for her to let the puppy know their relative status, she must understand how she stands in regard to your parent s and you. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and...

Dogs: airedale terrrier, contact dermitis, airedale terrier
contact dermitis, airedale terrier, rear legs: Doug- We call that swamp skin . Its very yeasty and almost akin to diaper rash when he keeps licking at it. Corn, wheat, soy, byproducts, sugar, barley, yeast, rice in large amounts, and other inferior ingredients are downright dangerous to dogs and...

Dogs: anxiety separation, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: That is a very difficult problem. Try building the dogs confidence. 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...

Dogs: appetite stimulant, soft tissue injury, appetite stimulant
soft tissue injury, appetite stimulant, kerry blue terrier: I am so sorry to hear about your kerry blue. Chemo really messes with their stomach and intestines, and makes their appetite so reduced they only want to eat the best foods. To be perfectly honest, scrambled eggs, boiled chicken/turkey, rice, cottage cheese,...

Dogs: Bad Odour, anal glands
anal glands: HI Conor, Dogs have anal glands situated just below and to either side of the anal opening. They manufacture and secrete a fluid that is used to mark territory. Symptoms of anal gland problems usually include that bad smell you re currently experiencing....

Dogs: Barking & Peeing, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: There are some problems I have never really had or solved. Sometimes I can suggest something that worked in a similar case. this is a case where I can do little more than suggest better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

Dogs: Behavior?, territorial thing, computer desk
territorial thing, computer desk, neutering: Neutering may help. The rabbit could be a problem. Even after being neutered, he may thing he needs to mark every place the rabbit goes. When you are around you need to keep a close eye on the dog. Use closed doors or gates to keep it in the same room...

Dogs: Biting on exam table, shetland sheepdog, female judge
shetland sheepdog, female judge, piercing eyes: I ve only had one dog (a bitch) who started growling at judges, and I retired her from showing as it appeared to be escalating; that line of dogs had weird temperaments and I stopped breeding them. Years ago a friend of mine had a WONDERFUL (very dominant)...

Dogs: Blood in Poop, broken blood vessel, neck shoulders
broken blood vessel, neck shoulders, stool sample: This could be parasites, a viral or bacterial infection, colitis, or just a broken blood vessel from straining. He probably should be examined by a veterinarian, but most certainly take a stool sample in for examination to eliminate some of the possibilities....

Dogs: Border Collie puppy behaviour, collie puppy, puppy behaviour
collie puppy, puppy behaviour, closet shelving: That does sound like a lot of sleep. Likely you should be in to the vet for a check up shots soon. Mention it then. I would start obedience training now. Keep sessions short, only a few repetitions at a time. They learn fast at that age. What...

Dogs: Boxer Puppy, boxer puppy, vet visit
boxer puppy, vet visit, medical records: I would get her to the vet tomorrow. Sometimes puppies pick up things and die quickly if not found and treated. Better to over react to a minor problem. A vet visit for a new puppy is always a good idea. Take any medical records you have so your vet can...

Dogs: BREEDING SILKY'S WITH YORKIE'S, mixed breed puppies, mixed breed dogs
mixed breed puppies, mixed breed dogs, yorkshire terrier: Hi Carrie, Any dog, can breed with any other dog, no matter the breed. The puppies that would result from a Silky Terrier/ Yorkshire Terrier breeding would be mixed breed dogs. Even if you call the puppies something cute like Silkshire or Yorkilky...

Dogs: Breed of dog?, webbed toes, skinny legs
webbed toes, skinny legs, pitbull mix: Looks like it might be Lab,as they have webbed toes,as well as that shape of head,they also tend to have a lot of skin when young I can also see sighthound,such as greyhound in her as well-because she has long and skinny legs as well a the build of a greyhound...

Dogs: Breeding, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, water consumption: At 32 days you can take her for a palpation from the vet. Halfway through is the best time to get a good reading on how enlarged her uterus is. Other symptoms are morning sickness 10-20 days in, going off her food, moodiness, increased water consumption, licking...

Dogs: Breeding, spaniel mix, lhasa apso
spaniel mix, lhasa apso, cocker spaniel: Size is pretty much irrelevant as bitches are very good at accommodating the males. If your male is intact, he will most likely breed your bitch. Either have her spayed while she is in season (it can be done but is a bit more hazardous due to the increased...

Dogs: bathing, johnson baby shampoo, johnson and johnson baby shampoo
johnson baby shampoo, johnson and johnson baby shampoo, medicated shampoo: No. Always better to start young and get them used to it. Make sure you use a dog shampoo (not human shampoo) and I like to use a little (pea size) dab of Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo on the head in case you accidentally get any in his eyes. Don t use...

Dogs: going to the bathroom in the house, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, vet visit: It could be something physical or she could be challenging your leadership. As with most behavior problems, start with a vet visit discussing the problem with him. If she isn t spayed, discuss getting that done too. The key to most behavior problems is...

Dogs: bladder stones, Calcium oxalate stones
Calcium oxalate stones: Hi Irene, You should have your dog examined by your regular veterinarian. Although a urinalysis can provide a clue, the only way to know for sure that a dogs bladder stone is an oxalate stone is to retrieve a stone and have a laboratory analyze it....

Dogs: bloat and elevated bowls?, ground dogs, shelley davis
ground dogs, shelley davis, personal preference: Hi Erica, Thank you for writing to me about your Golden. Elevating the food bowl is controversial. First it was yes, then no, then yes again. My personal preference is to keep it on the floor because wolves, cousins to our dogs, do not eat at the table..they...

Dogs: my boxer, intestinal parasites, food brands
intestinal parasites, food brands, dog foods: Hi Ben, You didn t say if had your dog examined by a veterinarian since you got him. Being under weight and also having diarrhea can mean the dog has intestinal parasites, or worms . Your vet should examine your dog, so you ll know what kind of worms you...

Dogs: breeding, mixed breed puppies, breeds dogs
mixed breed puppies, breeds dogs, sporting dogs: While different breeds, dogs are all the same species, so unless there is a major size difference (such as a chihuahua with a lab or something similar) there is no problem with the actual whelping. And actually, labs and setters are both decendents from the...

Dogs: breeds, short haired pointer, german short haired pointer
short haired pointer, german short haired pointer, loving dogs: Boxers are excellent dogs,they don t shed every much and they like exercise,very much a real family dog,quick learners,the only downfall is they tend to be prone to cancer and often only live 6-9 years bulldogs too have a lot of health problems,and too...

Dogs: bump (or lump) on Jack Russell Terrier's leg, jack russell terrier, shelley davis
jack russell terrier, shelley davis, jrt: Hi Paula, Thank you for writing to me. A red lump that is causing pain and continues to grow for the last week, absolutely must be seen by a medical professional. Please make an appt with your vet to have this lump looked at. Best Regards, Shelley...

Dogs: Castration surgery side effects, after neutering
after neutering: Hi Kimberly, It s normal for some swelling the first few days after the surgery. Once everything is healed the swelling should subside. Is your dog running around like he normally does? Excess or even regular amounts of exercise and/or rough play will...

Dogs: Chihuahua....., insecure dog
insecure dog: Hi Amber, It sounds like your dog is very lucky for having found such a responsible owner, as yourself. I think it s just going to take time, and plenty of patience to get Sassy used attaching her leash, and then walking. It sounds like her past owner...

Dogs: Chihuahua pregnancy, pregnancy in dogs, pregnancy calculator
pregnancy in dogs, pregnancy calculator, free pregnancy: Hi Cindy, All dogs, no matter the breed are pregnant for 63 days on average. That time period can be a little shorter at 56 days, or slighter longer at 69 days. Toy breeds may deliver a week earlier while large breeds often deliver later. You can...

Dogs: My Chihuahua suddenly acts scared of me & it's breaking my heart., tonsil stones, s the spot
tonsil stones, s the spot, face lotion: HI Nancy, I certainly understand why you would feel upset, but try not to take it personally. My suspicion is that your Chihuahua is most likely reacting to something that happened in your presence, not necessarily to you. Let me explain using an analogy:...

Dogs: Chihuahua urine color, urine color, amber color
urine color, amber color, pale yellow: Take him to the vet to get a urine test. He could have an infection, which could be causing him to urinate in a lot of places (I assume places he s not supposed to). A dog s urine should be the same color as yours -- pale yellow if he s drinking a lot, a...

Dogs: Chinese Crested Puppy, chinese crested
chinese crested: Hi Liz, Don t use shampoo on your Chinese Crested s body, instead use a human body wash or gentle face soap. Use a gentle conditioning dog shampoo on his hair. Don t put baby oil on his skin, use a hypoallergenic face lotion (lanolin free - many Chinese...

Dogs: Chocolate lab- behavior changes??, couer d alene idaho, puppy stages
couer d alene idaho, puppy stages, alaska airlines: The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members...

Dogs: Chow Chow, chow chow puppy, chow chow
chow chow puppy, chow chow, getting a puppy: Either male or female would be ok,it s whatever you would prefer,though females in general are more laid back with other animals.But,since you are getting a puppy and raising it with your current dogs,gender really doesn t matter as much-if you prefer a male,then...

Dogs: Clogging clippers, dog grooming, professional clippers, dirty hair
professional clippers, dirty hair, shihtzu: Be sure the blades are kept oiled at all times, and they must be thoroughly cleaned before/after each use. It sounds like the blade is getting hair caught between the two blades. Dirty hair can clog blades pretty fast. Also, there is always a possibility that...

Dogs: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, playful self
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, playful self, queen sized bed: This is not a question I have a lot of help for. Has the vet checked his vision? Sometimes it goes adding to the problems. Hearing too. You might try restraining him in the bedroom. Usually I suggest a crate for a younger dog. At his age, a tie down,...

Dogs: Colitis, american eskimo, gastrointestinal problems
american eskimo, gastrointestinal problems, vet bills: Hi Kas, Therapeutic Diets, may be prescribed when there s a diagnosis of Colitis or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These diets contain select ingredients unlikely to irritate the bowel. Although there are many really terrific diets these days which contain human...

Dogs: Concerning Cavi, patience and perseverance, vet school
patience and perseverance, vet school, specialty clinic: It certainly sounds like she has some behavioral issues. I will be perfectly honest and tell you that behavior is not my cup of tea. Also, behavior is best diagnosed by observation. If she continues to do this at night, you can videotape the event and show...

Dogs: cheese, high calcium food, cheerios
high calcium food, cheerios, small pieces: I highly doubt it. Too much cheese or any other high calcium food could wreck a growing puppy s bones. Best to feed a commercial dog chow and very little else. Very small pieces of cheese are OK in limited use as training treats. Cheerios work fine and...

Dogs: chihuahua, mammary glands, false pregnancy
mammary glands, false pregnancy, pseudocyesis: Hi Tracy, If your dog hasn t been spayed, she could be having a false pregnancy , or Pseudocyesis. During a false pregnancy, a dog s can develop some inflammation of the mammary glands, and could even leak milk! However, it s also possible that your dog...

Dogs: chinese crested, chinese crested puppy, omega fatty acids
chinese crested puppy, omega fatty acids, veterinary dermatologist: Hi Patti, While your vet may never have seen a Chinese Crested dog before, any skin condition your dog would get is no different than what any other breed could get. If your vet doesn t have enough experience treating skin conditions, you need to have your...

Dogs: collar and harnesses, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: If getting out in front and coaxing doesn t get a puppy moving, try dropping behind it and running by in baby steps calling Go, go, go! In a happy, excited voice. One of the reasons people thing Chis are aggressive is that many people neglect to obedience...

Dogs: conception, x rays, spayed
x rays, spayed, third time: There is no way to tell until about a month. Then a vet or other experienced person can feel developing puppies. Ultra sound or X-rays are more certain. Could you please just get her spayed? We are slaughtering millions of dogs every year for lack of...

Dogs: crate training, bladder control, potty breaks
bladder control, potty breaks, rule of thumb: Hi Colleen, At only 9 weeks old, your puppy is doing EXCEPTIONALLY well at house training! So, well that he s off the charts as far as progress. A puppy doesn t (usually) begin to have bowel or bladder control until he s around 4 months old. The age...

Dogs: Dark vulva, vulva, blood levels
vulva, blood levels, puppy: I think the vulva does tend to lighten a bit when it is swollen, usually becoming fairly pink. When the swelling goes down, the vulva is then darker because the extra blood levels have dropped. Also, skin that is exposed to the light for a few days will tend...

Dogs: Dog attack, vet clinics, emergency vet
vet clinics, emergency vet, maltipoo: Hi Tammy, Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If your regular vet s office is currently closed, call them anyway. Many times there is a vet on call for after hours emergencies, or there may be info on the offices out going phone message...

Dogs: Dog Breed?, australian cattle dog, catahoula leopard dog
australian cattle dog, catahoula leopard dog, cattle breeds: Those ears should go up in a few weeks, maybe not all the way but at least half hung. They are set high and tight and are triangular so the tendons and muscles should build up a bit as he grows. His eyes should also darken up and be brown, thats just the puppy...

Dogs: Dog Not Eating, spaniel mix, goats milk
spaniel mix, goats milk, table scraps: Hi Samantha. I also say give her some time, but I understand your nervousness. I would try a higher quality food so she doesn t have to eat a huge amount to get a little bit of protein. You can also make her food, boiled chicken and rice is great for...

Dogs: Dog Food, dry skin
dry skin: Hi Lisa, You didn t say if you re bathing your dog, or if you are, how often. Bathing a dog too often will dry a dog s skin. If you re currently bathing your dog more than 3 or 4 times a year, stop. If your dog gets dirty when he s outside try spot cleaning...

Dogs: Dog Food Help, raw meaty bones, chicken quarters
raw meaty bones, chicken quarters, sensitive stomach: Hi Dee! Yes, the shortage with sensitive stomach/skin was terrible. No rice anywhere for dog food! Taste of the wild is a fantastic food, but I like the prarie formula better then the fish formula. I feel the ingredients are a little better. I also have...

Dogs: Dog food choices, corn in dog food
corn in dog food: Hi Rachel, You re right about most of the supermarket brand of dog foods, if you read the ingredient panels, very few are quality diets. Keep in mind that your puppy still needs to get a puppy food, until he s a full year old. I feed my dogs Wellness...

Dogs: Dog food choices, pit bull terrier, puppy chow
pit bull terrier, puppy chow, vet staff: Puppy chow is part of the very successful livestock feed industry. the same science that puts a wide variety of affordable meat on our tables also helps our puppies get big fast. The problem is, getting big fast puts too much stress on the developing joints...

Dogs: Dog food ideas, omega 6 fatty acid, grocery store brands
omega 6 fatty acid, grocery store brands, puppy chow: I feed my dogs Eagle Original, and have for over 25 years. Eagle Original contains corn, and corn is a good source of Omega 6 fatty acid and is 99% digestible if it has been processed properly. It is an excellent energy source. Not all expensive foods are...

Dogs: Dog fur - Allergic Reaction?, allergies to dogs, symptoms of allergic reactions
allergies to dogs, symptoms of allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms: Hi Abbey, Most people who are allergic to dogs have a histamine response that produces swelling and irritation of the upper airways that causes hay fever and asthmatic symptoms: sniffling, runny nose, sneezing and coughing. Some people also develop red...

Dogs: Dog Irritable Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, colitis
Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome, colitis: Hi Cindy, The usual signs of Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (colitis) in dogs can cover a range of abnormalities from intermittent constipation to long term, chronic diarrhea. Unfortunately, the causes of inflammatory bowel disease are not well understood....

Dogs: Dog oder, vet appointment, low sodium
vet appointment, low sodium, cracked tooth: Hi Barbara, Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian. The odor you ve been smelling might mean she s having an abscess, periodontal disease, a cracked tooth or some other oral problem. Though at 16 years old your dog is too old to undergo the...

Dogs: Dog pooping on concrete, pee poop, best bet
pee poop, best bet, boundries: You can either block the area off, or build a small pen for him to pee/poop in and put him in the pen to go to the bathroom and then let him back in the house or run around the yard. You can also try one of the sprays such as boundries, or Off! that keeps...

Dogs: Dog in the rain..., cold weather, nothing works
cold weather, nothing works, stares: Aruuuuuuuugh! I once had a dog that laid in the same spot until he not only killed the grass, but compacted the dirt leaving a hole that filled with rain. He then laid in it. He had nothing to do with his house until cold weather set in. If he seems happy,...

Dogs: Dog- Shaking, vet appointment, low thyroid
vet appointment, low thyroid, cocker spaniel: It is impossible to say what this really was, and most likely the veterinarian will not find anything either. If this should happen again, next time turn on the light... and if it is truly a seizure, do not hold the dog as she might accidentally bite you....

Dogs: Dog sleeping in litter box, puppy puppies, confinement area
puppy puppies, confinement area, yorkie poo: Hi Liz, If you confine your puppy too long, or beyond his reasonable ability to hold it , you may force your puppy to soil in his confinement area. In time, your puppy will no longer care about moving away from where he/she eats, sleeps, plays, as he will...

Dogs: Doggy Diarrhea, puppy diarrhea
puppy diarrhea: Hi Carrie, First, recurring bouts of diarrhea can be caused by parasites. Have you had your puppy tested to rule this out as the root cause of the diarrhea? If your puppy s regular diet of Science Diet Lamb and Rice isn t causing her to have diarrhea,...

Dogs: Dogs and Fleas, pet store puppies, dogs and fleas
pet store puppies, dogs and fleas, quality puppies: Don t let fleas deny you the pleasure of a dog. If you have a flea problem, There are a number of modern products that are safe and effective. Most of them are given monthly either a tablet or creams or drops you apply to the dog. Each one has its advantages...

Dogs: Dogs and Fleas, dogs and fleas, flea control
dogs and fleas, flea control, extremly: Martha- If you live anywhere where the temperature isn t extremly cold, you have fleas in your yard. Fleas are everywhere, they are just a natural part of the enviornment. If you have rabbits that live outside and come inside, you probably already have...

Dogs: DUCLAWS AND LARGE LUMPS, carpal pad, veterinary chiropractic
carpal pad, veterinary chiropractic, dewclaw: The pad on the back of a dog s front leg is called a carpal pad, as it protects the carpal joint when a dog lands after jumping over something with a bit of height to it. If one ever watches a dog jumping in slow motion, the front end of a dog sort of collapses...

Dogs: digging, digging
digging: Hi Laverne, Digging is an act of boredom. Giving your dog leashed walks is a great way of breaking your dog of the digging habit. By increasing her level of exercise, she simply won t feel the need to dig, and it will also provide mental stimulation. ...

Dogs: my dog, staffordshire bull terrier, two dogs
staffordshire bull terrier, two dogs, time resources: It really doesn t matter what the dog wants... what do YOU want? Are you capable of taking care of two dogs? Have enough time, resources, space, etc.? Two dogs are fun to have, but everything doubles with a second one. There will most likely be a lot of rough-housing,...

Dogs: dog, milk ducts, staph infection
milk ducts, staph infection, bad smell: Your dog has some sort of infection.... possibly a staph infection. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian and put on medication. The fleas may have contributed to this, but eliminating them will not make this go away. Staph is contagious, by the way...

Dogs: what dog to get?, which breed
which breed: Hi Alyssa, It s great that you ll be getting a dog for your birthday! I can t think of a better gift! Dogs are all individuals, so they come with all kinds of personalities and temperaments, just like people. Even within a given breed, there can be big...

Dogs: my dog bit me, teeth problem, personality change
teeth problem, personality change, cockapoo: Hi Bob, It s not normal when a normally happy, loving dog is suddenly aggressive for no apparent reason. Pain, fear, and illness can all cause sudden behavior changes and temperament changes like aggression. Whenever a dog has a change in it s normal behavior,...

Dogs: my dog daisylulu, baby rice cereal, puppy food
baby rice cereal, puppy food, milk replacer: It would help if you had said exactly how old the puppies are. I would hold her so that they can nurse off of her at least four times a day. With a large litter, I usually start weaning them a bit earlier than I might with a smaller litter. At three (or four)...

Dogs: how much should my dog eat, cup cottage cheese, daily rations
cup cottage cheese, daily rations, medium egg: Hi Ute, It s hard to say how much to feed your dogs, since you re feeding them a homemade diet, which isn t standardized like a store bought brand. If your dogs appear to be on the skinny side, it s safe to increase their daily rations since they are very...

Dogs: my dog is not gaining weight like he should, knox unflavored gelatin, cup vegetable oil
knox unflavored gelatin, cup vegetable oil, satin balls: This is a recipie for satin balls, to help dogs gain weight. 5 lbs cheap hamburger (for high fat %) 1/2 large box Total cereal (about 6 cups cereal) 1/2 large box uncooked oatmeal (about 7.5 cups oats) 5 raw eggs 1/2 of 15oz jar wheat germ (about 2...

Dogs: my dog lili, hair loss
hair loss: Hi Ludivina, You didn t say if your dog has any itching or red, raw skin along with the hair loss. You also didn t say if you ve had your dog examined by your veterinarian. There are several diseases and conditions which can cause a dog to lose hair...

Dogs: dog lumps and moles, Lipomas, growths
Lipomas, growths: Hi Melissa, I don t think your vet was implying anything, rather he was saying there is no way to guess at what your dog s growths are without having a biopsy done. They may well be Lipomas, which are benign fatty tumors that are firm yet movable and...

Dogs: dog mating, mating dogs, best of luck
mating dogs, best of luck, butt: Hi Angela, What you observed was a completely normal part of the mating process for dogs, called a tie . You should not try to separate your dogs while they are doing this. You can read more about mating dogs, here: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingtie.htm...

Dogs: will my dog mourn me?, separation anxiety, old dog
separation anxiety, old dog, teen girls: I think with as humans, it s different for every dog. Some dogs have terrible separation anxiety, but it sounds like your dog is used to being home alone and does alright. OTOH, a lot of dogs spend the day alone when their owners go to work. If you pay...

Dogs: My dog Nina, mini french bull dog, french bulldog, chiropractor
french bulldog, chiropractor, bulldog: If your dog suddenly cannot jump up on the couch after she always did before, there is undoubtedly something wrong... most likely in her back. I would try to get her into a veterinary chiropractor if you can find one in your area. A good one is worth his/her...

Dogs: My dog is peeing blood..., bladder infection, blood in urine
bladder infection, blood in urine, ailment: I have no vet training, but in general, you should never give your animal (or person for that matter), antibiotics that have not specifically been prescribed for that particular ailment. If your dog does have a bladder infection, it may or may not be susceptible...

Dogs: dog pimples, thick hairs, vet visits
thick hairs, vet visits, staffy: Emo- There are a few different things that this could be. It could be just pimples, and will go away on its own. It could be canine herpes, especially if you just bred her recently. It could also be the beginning of a yeast or bacterial infection that is...

Dogs: dog having puppies, dog having puppies, female dogs
dog having puppies, female dogs, recommended age: Hi Tony, Yes, there is something you can do. Have your dog spayed. Just as there is a recommended age for a dog s first pregnancy, there is also a recommended age for the last one. Most breeders will tell you that it s not safe to breed female dogs after...

Dogs: my dog is shaking, cold last night, upset stomach
cold last night, upset stomach, schnauzer: He could be shaking because he is cold, or he could be shaking because he is in pain or doesn t feel well. Some dogs will shake before they are going to throw up... and many will not eat if they have an upset stomach. If this continues, or he seems worse,...

Dogs: dog smell, anal glands
anal glands: Hi Melisa, Having tried to express your dog s anal glands, but without success, and since the smell hasn t gone away, it s time to let your veterinarian express your dog s anal glands. This video might be helpful, it shows you how to express a dog s...

Dogs: My dog is terrified of his crate!, stray puppy, long periods of time
stray puppy, long periods of time, possible travel: This is a tough question. Were it not for the possible travel, I might suggest forget the crate. They are a great tool for most dogs, but not 100%. Try another plastic one. Make sure he has room to stand upright. Assemble it without the door and make...

Dogs: My dog got into the trash, mild diarrhea, line answer
mild diarrhea, line answer, morining: Hi Debra, YES!!! Your dog has definitely taken a turn for the worse, and needs to see a veterinarian PRONTO. I m really sorry it s taken me this long to get back to you, but that s the big draw back of this website. Whenever you think you re having...

Dogs: dog w/ hurt leg, soft tissue injury, ligament strain
soft tissue injury, ligament strain, yorkie pup: Your puppy could have done many things to hurt his leg. I would be most concerned about fractures or a soft tissue injury (such as a muscle, tendon, or ligament strain). Young puppies are very playful and he probably injured himself jumping or playing. ...

Dogs: dog weeing, vet check, bladder infection
vet check, bladder infection, medical problem: This sounds like it might be a medical problem such as a bladder infection,which is fairly common and causes dogs to make accidents,as they are unable to hold it in-there s also a number of other medical conditions that cause this,so it s best to take him...

Dogs: doggie door training, female yorkie, closing doors
female yorkie, closing doors, lavish praise: I would start over again with housebreaking, taking her out on a leash. Make her walk around until she has to go, then lavish praise on her. This can be applied to older dogs too. Biggest difference is the longer time after eating or drinking before...

Dogs: dogs, last thing at night, beagle mix
last thing at night, beagle mix, old dog: There s an old saying... you can t teach an old dog a new trick . Well, that s false! Does the dog currently potty in his crate? If he doesn t, you re once step closer. Just house train him as you would any other dog -- let him out first thing in the...

Dogs: dogs, puppie, old dog
puppie, old dog, puppies: Generally, if you just let nature take its course, they will warm up to each other over a couple-three weeks... HOWEVER, if the older dog is OLD (say, over eleven), sometimes puppies are too much for them and they cannot handle the stress of having them around....

Dogs: dogs, neuter clinics, having puppies
neuter clinics, having puppies, female dogs: Hi Natalie, Female dogs do not go through a period of menopause, they can continue to get pregnant and have puppies for their entire lives. A female dog s heat cycle can become less predictable as she ages, making it hard to judge when her fertile time...

Dogs: My dogs, professional dog trainer, aggression problems
professional dog trainer, aggression problems, female dogs: Hi Ashley, You hit the nail on the head. You have to keep them separate just to stop the fighting! It s up to you to prevent outbreaks of aggression. Getting both of your dogs spayed might help, but it s really common to have aggression problems when there...

Dogs: dogs ear, bull mastif, reoccurance
bull mastif, reoccurance, drain fluid: Hi Jeff- This is a hematoma on the end of his ear, from shaking his head to get rid of the flies. It causes the ears to fill with blood and fluid from the trauma of shaking his ears. He needs to see a vet, who can determine based upon the size and place...

Dogs: my dogs nose looks scaly, dry nose
dry nose: Hi Robin, You didn t say if you live in an area of the country where it s cold right now, and you have the heat in your home running. It s possible that the skin at the top of your dog s nose is just dry, the same way many people get dry skin during the...

Dogs: dogs watering eyes, veterinary ophthalmologists, fish oils
veterinary ophthalmologists, fish oils, eye discharge: There are veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the country. Contact your local veterinarian for one closest to you. Persistent eye discharge is an indication that something else is going on. I would be concerned that your dog may have distichia (eyelashes...

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

Dogs: drinks, neighbor, drinks
neighbor, drinks: Usually you can give the the dog access to water any time you are around. You can also with hold water 4-5 hours when you aren t around. If you must leave a dog longer than that, try to find a neighbor or professional dog walker to give it a break...

Dogs: dry heaving, stomach ache, bland diet
stomach ache, bland diet, food allergy: Hi Kevin, Your dog is attempting to vomit. With or without any food coming up, the indication is the same: he has a stomach ache. If it persists for a week or longer, it suggests the problem is more than just a transient batch of food that disagreed with...

Dogs: English Bulldog in Heat?, english bulldog, swelling of the vulva
english bulldog, swelling of the vulva, upset stomach: Hi Angie- That certainly doesn t sound like any heat I have ever seen in my years of dog training! That sounds like she has a very upset stomach. Is this white mucus actually mucus or is it yellowy foamy bile? If its not bile but actually a white mucus...

Dogs: Euthanasia, pet loss
pet loss: Hi Sandy, I m sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. I know your pain. At 17 years old, your dog had a very long life, for most of which he was healthy and happy. Your devotion and love is clearly evident in the care you provided him in his later years....

Dogs: eating cat feces, cat feces, coprophagia
cat feces, coprophagia, beagle mix: This is something that is fairly common called Coprophagia,and what you can do for it is to go to your local petstore and look for a product called Forbid or Deter and what it is a pill you give the cat,it won t hurt the cat,but will make the dropings...

Dogs: elderly American Eskimo, appetite stimulants, appetite stimulant
appetite stimulants, appetite stimulant, american eskimo: Hi Ronnie, Feeding your dog every type of dog and human food to get him to eat, will make him finicky, but it wouldn t take away his interest in eating, or cause intermittent diarrhea, significant weight loss or vomiting. At this point, just getting...

Dogs: Female Marking Bed, male puppy, obedience classes
male puppy, obedience classes, baby gate: She is marking to reinforce her dominance in the (changing) pack. I had a male do this in my bed, and he got his butt thrown downstairs and into a crate. Sleeping in your bed is a privilege, not a right, and it is a privilege that must be earned. Put her...

Dogs: Adult housetrained dog wetting in house, urinary infection, chihuahua
Dogs: Adult housetrained dog wetting in house, urinary infection, chihuahua, vet

Dogs: Breed of dog?, fox lab, lucky owner
Dogs: Breed of dog?, fox lab, lucky owner, red fox

Dogs: bump (or lump) on Jack Russell Terrier's leg, fat cell, jack russell
Dogs: bump (or lump) on Jack Russell Terrier's leg, fat cell, jack russell, biopsy

Dogs: will my dog mourn me?, old dog, good mood
Dogs: will my dog mourn me?, old dog, good mood, 60 minutes

Dogs: pregnant dog, type of dogs, types of dogs
Dogs: pregnant dog, type of dogs, types of dogs, c section

Dogs: how much to feed, ribs, hips
ribs, hips, aspx: At 2 months he still needs 3 meals a day for another couple of months. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations...

Dogs: female dogs period, swollen vulva, clear mucus
swollen vulva, clear mucus, infection of the uterus: A normal heat or estrus cycle in a dog occurs every 6 months. A bloody discharge and/or clear mucus, as well as a swollen vulva can be seen during this time. The discharge should not smell. If there is a fould smell or a white discharge, please go see...

Dogs: fighting dogs, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, fighting dogs: This is a difficult question. In some cases, even the most experienced dog owners can t make 2 dogs get along. It is most common with 2 females. I suspect the trouble began as the y9ounger matured and challenged the older one for dominance, or perhaps your...

Dogs: frequent urination, organic apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar
organic apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar, golden retriever puppy: Yes, it sounds like she has an infection. I am afraid it may take some antibiotics from the vet to clear it up. A diet that lowers the pH of the urine may keep infections from coming back. The yogurt may be a bad idea. It is high in calcium, and excess...

Dogs: frequent urination, puppy bladder infection
puppy bladder infection: Hi Sandra, You should not give your puppy a Vitamin C supplement unless your veterinarian has recommended that she receive one. Healthy dogs synthesize Vitamin C in their livers. Too much vitamin C can cause liver, kidney, or thyroid problems. That said,...

Dogs: I have a friends who owns a shitz puppy, puppy teeth, furniture carpet
puppy teeth, furniture carpet, adult teeth: Hi Belinda, Puppy teeth begin to shed and be replaced by permanent adult teeth at about four months of age. This is a gradual process, many times you don t even find the baby teeth that fall out. If she s in doubt, she should have her puppy examined by...

Dogs: Grooming, yorkie poo, gray coloring
yorkie poo, gray coloring, cindy lou: Hello Sheri, Unfortunately no. Usually this is the puppy coat and once cut off will not come back. What is underneath is what you get and will most likely be his coat color from now on. It is disappointing, but this would have happened eventually anyway....

Dogs: which gender is better for a small child, toddler for Russell terrier, jack russells, household pets
jack russells, household pets, terrier characteristics: Hi Marge, You really can t make any board assumptions as to which gender makes a better pet. More than which gender is best, you d be better off evaluating any dog you re considering as an individual for temperament, and whether or not the dog is dominate...

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

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

Dogs: golden lab problem, back pain
back pain: Hi Priya, It sounds like your dog has hurt his back. It s impossible to guess at the severity of the injury, it could be anything from a pulled muscle to a nerve problem, to herniated disk. Because you don t know what the problem is, absolute rest is...

Dogs: grass eating puppy, puppy chow, nutri cal
puppy chow, nutri cal, mush: I have very little experience with puppies that young. I think the grass will be Ok as long as they don t eat so much they throw up. You should be able to transition them to puppy chow now. Start with dry, but soak it down into a mush at first. If...

Dogs: great dane, natural instincts, obedience train
natural instincts, obedience train, obedience class: Neuter him if not already. Obedience train him. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog....

Dogs: great dane not eating much, morning sickness, great dane
morning sickness, great dane, left eye: Everything up to the red eye is normal for morning sickness, which usually occurs at 10-20 days. However, the red eye is a different symptom, and needs to be watched. Be careful of antibiotics- she should not be on them at all if she is pregnant. Its not...

Dogs: my great dane is preg, but has bad manors? help!!, obedience class, greatdane
obedience class, greatdane, odd days: Hi Dianna, It s a pity you didn t continue with your plans for your dog to go to an obedience class sixty some-odd days ago when you found out she was pregnant. During labor, your dog should be more calm, it s hard to run wildly when you re having labor...