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Dogs: shitzu eyes, physical reason, eyelashes
physical reason, eyelashes, stains: There could be a physical reason for this, such as extra eyelashes rubbing on the dog s eye (distichia), and/or it could be from the pH of the dog s tears. Here is a terrific site which goes into great detail on eye staining, the causes and solutions: http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/grooming/grooming4.htm...

Dogs: shitzu itching, flea season, specks
flea season, specks, fleas: Perhaps too well. How often are you bathing him? I follow this regimen for my dogs and seldom have a itching or odor problem: They are on Revolution in the flea season, they eat a commercial dog chow and little else, they are brushed regularly with a soft...

Dogs: shitzu pup born without tail, shitzu puppy, screwup
shitzu puppy, screwup, pup: Hi Esther, Born with out a tail could just be a genetic screwup. It shouldn t cause any problems because he will have been born that way so he doesn t have to adjust to anything unlike if it has to be removed for some reason. Hope this helps, Daw...

Dogs: shitzu pup throws up, bacterial culture, respiratory infection
bacterial culture, respiratory infection, sputum: Hi Dianne and thanks for your question. Is she throwing it up or coughing and gagging it up? It sounds like more of a respiratory thing as opposed to a tummy thing. I would have my vet do a bacterial culture on the sputum, as it could be a respiratory...

Dogs: shitzu puppie, shitzu puppy, poly rope
shitzu puppy, poly rope, obedience class: You can reduce it by more frequent trip outside to urinate. it is more likely to happen on a full bladder. By taking him out times like when the children are due home, he may be able to hold it when they come. There is still time to outgrow it. the vet...

Dogs: shitzu puppy 3months old, bitter apple, home hope
bitter apple, home hope, pyschology: Hi Teresa, With the biting, you need to pinch his upper lip against his teeth when he is nipping other people so that he associates the nipping with the pinching. As far as the chewing, you need to go buy a repellant like Bitter Apple (which you can get...

Dogs: My shitzu skin itching, puppy shampoo, vet appointment
puppy shampoo, vet appointment, shitzu puppy: Keep the vet appointment! the dog could have an alergy to Fleas and the treatment for fleas is not just the dog but the enviroment. if the flea problem is not resolved through a total treatment you can not eliminate fleas as the cause of the itching. once...

Dogs: shitzu and wetting, many different things, short answer
many different things, short answer, jana: Dear jana, Thanks for the interesting question. Inside elimination can be caused by many different things, but there is no evidence that a particular breed is prone to eliminate inside when exposed to particular circumstances. There is no evidence that one...

Dogs: shitzu, ishe, organ dysfunction
ishe, organ dysfunction, exact problem: Hi Rick and Debbie! If you are sure this is hair loss and not a hair trim,then you need to consider parasites. It may be a mange parasite. You can buy dips over the counter to kill it. There are two different kinds: Sarcoptic Mange and Demodeptic Mange....

Dogs: shitzus, housebreaking tips, shitzu
housebreaking tips, shitzu, hi chris: Hi Chris, At this age, you are going to have to make a concerted effort for about a month. Get a crate and see if she will hold it while she is in there, If she does then when you are not home, or overnight, she goes in the crate where her bed is. She...

Dogs: shitzus, cindy lou, shih tzus
cindy lou, shih tzus, bichon: Hello Lacee, Absolutely they are wonderful dogs. Most weigh up to 12 lbs, As for grooming most pet shih-tzus require getting their hair cut to a length you can manage, especially with having children to take care of. The grooming/haircut will usually have...

Dogs: shizu, poodle cross, hypo alergenic
poodle cross, hypo alergenic, food alergies: there are many conditions which can cause the problems you are expeeriencing. the first thing you need to do is treat not only the dog but the enviroment, for fleas. for good products consult your veterinarian. if you and your vet suspect food alergies you...

Dogs: shots Now??, adverse reactions, good health
adverse reactions, good health, vaccines: Hank Yes too many dog shots are dangerous and causing adverse reactions in dog and puppies, too many is dangerous. One very two years for a booster is sufficient, for pups they need the vaccines to help them survivie if Your a breeder then you know what...

Dogs: shots, heart worm, flea control
heart worm, flea control, neuter: I would rather not even think about it. Including the rabies at 6 months or sooner, you will need at least 4-5 visits. Because my puppies are part of a dog guide program my vet only charges me $25 for each visit. Could be as much as twice that. Spay/neuter...

Dogs: shots, rabies shots, necessary vaccinations
rabies shots, necessary vaccinations, kennel cough: Hi Debbie; My Veterinarian gives a series of shots puppies need in a series of three combination shots. You MUYST have Pavor, Distemper and Rabies shots !!! The other shots included in those combination shots, I am not sure of. I believe the Parvo and...

Dogs: shots, boxer puppy, running dogs
boxer puppy, running dogs, canine parvo: It is very important to get him out in the next month around the people, dogs, kids, and anything else you want him to tolerate as an adult. However, one sniff where a sick dog eliminated in the last 6 months at the wrong time could bring a fatal infection....

Dogs: How many shots?, rabies vaccines, titer test
rabies vaccines, titer test, rabies vaccine: Hi Tracey, You ve asked a very timely question, as the annual vaccine schedule for dogs is being reconsidered by many veterinarians. If you have a very young puppy, there are several shots it should get. These puppy shots are also called five in one...

Dogs: showing affection, two puppies, papillions
two puppies, papillions, showing affection: Hi Elle! It sounds to me like your puppy is doing this because he loves you the best! What I mean is......he is trying to play with you. Since he spends most of his time with you, he wants to play just as he would another puppy. The nipping is all part...

Dogs: showing affection, obedience classes, submissiveness
obedience classes, submissiveness, i am home: Licking is a sign of submissiveness, although chewing is very common with puppies at this age. Since you are the only one he is chewing on, however, I would say that he is showing you a bit of dominance since he is not being sufficiently corrected for that....

Dogs: showing black & silver schnauzer, silver schnauzer, hind legs
silver schnauzer, hind legs, couple photos: I m so sorry, but I never received your email; I even looked in my spam folder. Knowing email, I might be lucky to get it in a couple months; I cannot believe how much misdirected email I have been receiving lately. Did you have my addy correct? MsBritmor@aol.com...

Dogs: shy dog, puppy mill, working dogs
puppy mill, working dogs, gsds: Hi Melvin, Did you meet the parents? That is a very good way to tell. Some GSDs do have genetic temperment problems. What exactly is he doing? He is still young enough that if it is an imprint problem from being raised in a puppy mill situation it can...

Dogs: shy dog, puppy kindergarten class, importance of socialization
puppy kindergarten class, importance of socialization, female yorkie: Few people understand the importance of socialization as well as you do. Were you able to start before she was 12 weeks old? That is very important with some dogs. If not, it is difficult to make up for it later. She may never be completely comfortable...

Dogs: shy dog, puppy mill, working dogs
puppy mill, working dogs, dutch shepherd: Hello, Melvin. I thought I d replied to this already, but when I logged back in this morning, it s still in my queue, so my answer must not have gone through. Uggghhhh. Could you explain to me why it is you think your dog has weak nerves? What are your...

Dogs: VERY shy puppy, post surgery recovery, animal massage
post surgery recovery, animal massage, minute massage: Hi Amanda; It sounds like a puppy that has been abused, doesn t it? He may just be extremely shy, by nature, or something could have frightened him badly, maybe weeks ago. Hard to say. I have had good luck helping train out of fears, aggression etc, and...

Dogs: very shy puppy, buffalo girls, puppy mill
buffalo girls, puppy mill, girls hotel: Hi Jennifer, How old was he when you got him? It sounds like you got a puppy mill dog who was raised in a kennel situation. A dog who is raised in a kennel situation will normally bond only with dogs because they are basically never socialized with humans....

Dogs: shy and scared dog, obedience classes, car rides
obedience classes, car rides, whippet: Well what you can do,is have people that she will come to give her little treats as they pet her,so she knows it s good to let people pet her And for people that she won t come to,you can pretty much try the same thing,again so she knows people are good...

Dogs: my sibe, closet shelving, obedience class
closet shelving, 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: siberian chewing on vinyl siding, gutters, rope toys, mental welfare
rope toys, mental welfare, vinyl siding: Hi Deb Sorry to hear you are having a problem. She is probably chewing due to boredom. Huskies are extremely high maintenance dogs and tend to go a bit crazy if they are kept as ordinary pets. She needs a job. Enrol in a dog obediance school and double...

Dogs: siberian husky excessive shedding, siberian husky, groomer
siberian husky, groomer, slime: Thanks for your question. I dont believe in food helping shedding so Im not going to go and tell you to change food or change your brush. I get tired of hearing other experts tell people what are you feeding them what kind of brush are you using if...

Dogs: siberian husky, two puppies, border collie
two puppies, border collie, two dogs: She had a very tough life probably, and have suffered from people, so the reason she doesnt go near you is she doesnt trust people anymore. Its not good for her not to eat, try giving her home food, like meat and treats, you should try to take her to the...

Dogs: sick 5 month Mini Daschund, intestinal blockages, intestinal strangulation
intestinal blockages, intestinal strangulation, mini daschund: Hi Teri, Frankly, you can t afford NOT to take your dog to the vet immediately. Your dog may well have an intestinal blockage, also known as a bowel obstruction, or blocked bowel. An intestinal blockage is most often caused by a gastrointestinal foreign...

Dogs: sick belly, blood glucose level, low blood glucose
blood glucose level, low blood glucose, low blood glucose level: Yes, your vet can give her an injection (shot) for nausea as well as other medications to coat her stomach and provide relief. Your vet can also give fluid therapy (to fight dehydration). Your vet should also be able to determine the cause of the problem (something...

Dogs: sick boxer, inflammation of the vagina, bladder sphincter
inflammation of the vagina, bladder sphincter, black discharge: Hi Cindy, Thank you for writing to me about your female boxer. It is impossible for me to say exactly why your Boxer has a milky vaginal discharge. Only your vet is qualified to take a culture and make a determination. I therefore urge you to take...

Dogs: sick boxer puppy, boxer puppy, swollen leg
boxer puppy, swollen leg, extra care: you need to take the pup to the vet, it sounds as though he has injured his leg in some way, probably from his mom standing on him by accident or by falling. He will need to be checked out to make sure he hasnt broken or dislocated anything and given some...

Dogs: sick boxer, side effects of prednisone, flea allergies
side effects of prednisone, flea allergies, extreme thirst: Hi Kim, Side effects of prednisone can include increased thirst and appetite, increased need to urinate and behavioral changes. Long term use can result in diabetes, decreased resistance to infection and increased susceptibility to seizures. Prednisone...

Dogs: sick chihahua, inflamed intestines, different dog breeds
inflamed intestines, different dog breeds, lifespans: Hi Briana, The lifespans you read for different dog breeds are only averages, meaning some dogs live longer, and some live shorter lives. Good breeding (genes) diet, how well a dog is cared for and other factors all play a role in the animal s lifespan....

Dogs: sick chihuahua, upset stomach, water food
upset stomach, water food, intestines: Hi Gina! If he was just doing this ever now and then, I would think that maybe he overate or just had an upset stomach. But since he is doing this every day, it does concern me. Honestly though, I really think since he does it twice a day, and it s every...

Dogs: sick chihuahua (& other ?'s), upset stomach, vaginal area
upset stomach, vaginal area, twigs: Dogs will naturally eat grass when they have an upset stomach to get them selves to vomit. She could of have the upset stomach from the pizza then ate the grass to throw up. You should at least wait until your dog is 2 years old before thinking about breeding....

Dogs: sick chihuahua, eggs and sausage, food eggs
eggs and sausage, food eggs, human food: Hi Laura, I think the best thing you can do is just let her digest it. If it were something harmful that she ate, then I would suggest you take her to a Vet. But, honestly, I think she is just being sluggish because she overate and is not used to this type...

Dogs: sick chocolate lab, chocolate lab, scrapes
chocolate lab, scrapes, ticks: Hi Laura, It sounds like some type of paralylsis. Dogs can catch this from ticks. It will start with the back legs and then move forward until the whole body is paralized. The good thing about this, is once the tick or ticks are removed the dog is fine....

Dogs: sick dog, stomach ache, little dogs
stomach ache, little dogs, big dogs: Hi Deborah, Unfortunately dog s don t get the flu. It sounds like he has ingested something he shouldn t have. If it hurts him for you to touch his stomach, then you need to get him to a vet so they can check out his stomach. If he has swallowed something...

Dogs: sick dog, first signs of parvo, peke a poo
first signs of parvo, peke a poo, signs of parvo: It could be many things, and not necessarily related. The vomiting could be from changing the diet if the dog is not eating the same food she was before. It could also be from a foreign body in the gut. The red urine is most likely from blood, which means...

Dogs: sick dog, benadryl, dog trainer
benadryl, dog trainer, rawhide: Hi Erick, I m not sure I completely understand the question, but I will give it a try. IF you are saying that your puppy vomited while being in the car all day, it COULD be that your puppy was carsick/motion sick. AND/OR it also could be a contributing...

Dogs: sick dog, upper respiratory infection, eye lids
upper respiratory infection, eye lids, quick trip: Hey Cathy. I would recommend a quick trip to the vet. It sounds like he has a bad upper respiratory infection. As with anyone, this can turn into pneumonia quickly. Your vet will be able to prescribe an antibiotic & something to help with the coughing. Poor...

Dogs: my very sick dog, vet asap, shoe laces
vet asap, shoe laces, feather duster: Take the dog to the Vet ASAP, this is an emergency. Plastic, and shoe laces can cause problems in a dogs digestive system and may need to be surgically removed. call your vet ASAP and talk to them, if this is not enough for you to get help, you could already...

Dogs: sick dog, dehydration in dogs, dewormer
dehydration in dogs, dewormer, chicken broth: Hi Randy, You didn t say how long ago you gave your dog the dewormer, or for how long your dog not eating or drinking. You also didn t say what kind of worms you think your dog has, or what led you to believe your dog even had worms. You could have misdiagnosed...

Dogs: sick dog, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Are these separate issue? If he is sick and not eating, he needs to see a vet. Often it is something that can easily be fixed. The thunder storm is tougher. I have heard getting a tape, DVD now, of a storm and playing it louder and louder can help....

Dogs: sick dog, shelley davis, stoped
shelley davis, stoped, seizure: Hi Daniela, Thank you for writing to me. Would you say that your dog might be having a seizure? Other than that I don t have enough information but make a determination but I would urge you to have her checked out by a vet as soon as possible. ...

Dogs: sick dog, inflammation of the stomach, clear liquids
inflammation of the stomach, clear liquids, frequent intervals: Hi Cindy, You can try treating your dog with the customary bland diet that s commonly used when a dog has eaten something it shouldn t have, or has a simple inflammation of the stomach. Should the vomiting continue, you must have your dog examined by...

Dogs: sick dog, best of luck, veterinarian
best of luck, veterinarian, puppy: Hi Christi, Nobody can diagnose your dog without examining her, and anything a person who is not a doctor might tell you is pure guess -work. Your dog deserves more than just a guess. If your mother dog is acting lethargic, and is unable to nurse her...

Dogs: sick dog, estrous cycle, dog spayed
estrous cycle, dog spayed, best of luck: Hi Jose, You didn t say what symptoms your dog is having, so I can t give you any specific answers. Dogs don t normally act sick when they are in heat . If you are concerned, your best course of action would be to have your dog examined by your vet. ...

Dogs: sick dog, symptoms of parvo, blood in vomit
symptoms of parvo, blood in vomit, bloody diarrhea: Hi Don, I really think you need to tkae her to see a vet. These are symptoms of Parvo. I m not saying that is what it is for sure, but if it is, you can save her if you take immediate action. If you wait,you could lose her. Hookworms will cause bloody diarrhea,...

Dogs: sick dog, vet clinics, vet clinic
vet clinics, vet clinic, stomach acid: Hi Lisa, Anything I could tell you about what might be troubling your dog would be a guess, which is why you shouldn t ask me, or anyone else to diagnose your dog. Your dog needs more than guesswork. Even if I were to offer my opinion as to what the trouble...

Dogs: sick dog, vet bill, white tongue
vet bill, white tongue, veterinary programs: Hi Lori, Your dog needs to be taken to your veterinarian. It s impossible for anyone to diagnose this for you (other than a doctor, that is!). Anything I could tell you would be nothing more than guesswork, and your dog deserves more than a guess. There...

Dogs: sick dog, dehydration in dogs, vet clinic
dehydration in dogs, vet clinic, strokes in dogs: Hi Teresa, I m sorry to hear that y our dog is not well. Unfortunately, there s no way for me to guess at what your dog s problem might be, but it obviously is serious. It is entirely possible that your dog has suffered a cerebral vascular incident...

Dogs: sick dog, vet office, rice mixture
vet office, rice mixture, thanksgiving weekend: You need to fast her for 24 hours before feeding her again. Remove her water and only offer her an ice cube every hour. If she keeps that down, then you can give her a small amount of water in her bowl. Don t let her tank up on water! If she has stopped...

Dogs: my sick dog, mini dachshund, clear liquids
mini dachshund, clear liquids, frequent intervals: Hi Kaylee, It s safe to give your dog Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate. The typical dose given to dogs is 0.5 to 1.5 ml per pound per day (1 to 3 ml/kg/day). Ideally the daily dose would be split between two to four doses. This amounts to approximately 2 teaspoons...

Dogs: i have a sick dog!!!, broken leg, animal shelter
broken leg, animal shelter, doberman: Hi Robin, Your dog may have a broken leg. You need to take him to a Vet. Some vets will let you pay on time. If you cannot take care of him, call an animal shelter and tell them your situation. Your dog needs professional help. You can t just let him die....

Dogs: sick dog, pet fees, loss of appetite
pet fees, loss of appetite, dry nose: Hi Jenn, Is she up to date on her vaccinations? The eating is a good sign, but blood in the stool isn t. How much blood is it? it is tinged or are you getting a lot of blood? With older dogs you have to watch for dehydration as a factor of them going...

Dogs: sick dog, earler, praziquantel
earler, praziquantel, stool sample: Thanks for your question. I would try Eukanuba Intestinal Formula. Its prescribed by the vet. This helps with a build up of bacteria in intestines. She might just have a bacterial build up. My Saint had whip worm and we got him on a worming powder that...

Dogs: sick dog, home remendies, gaviscon
home remendies, gaviscon, dehydration: Hi Tasha :-) If your Dog continues to Vomit for 3 days you will need to take her to the Vet for a examination to see what is wrong with her. But for Home treatment you can purchase some Gaviscon from Your Pharmacist or a similar anti-acid medicine and...

Dogs: sick dog, frequent intervals, digestive track
frequent intervals, digestive track, twenty four hours: Hi Nadine, Hopefully, the dog is feeling better by now, but if he s still throwing up, yes, you can give a dog Pepto Bismol as it soothes the stomach and intestinal lining. If the vomiting persists for more than 48 hours; the dog has a fever, is depressed...

Dogs: sick dog, emergency appointment, dry nose
emergency appointment, dry nose, rottie: Hi Danyell :-) This sounds like a possible bacterial infection. You need to take your Dog to the Vet tonight/today. Make a emergency appointment as she needs urgent Vetinary treatment. Infections of any kind can spread and become more difficult...

Dogs: sick dog!!!! HELP!!!!, regional office staff, heart murmur
regional office staff, heart murmur, financial dilemma: Hi Debra, I m terribly sorry to hear that your dog is ill. The unfortunate thing is that are times sometimes your pet needs a costly medical procedure. Unexpected medical emergency can present a major financial dilemma for an unprepared pet owner. Here...

Dogs: sick dog!!!! HELP!!!!, heart murmur, vet visit
heart murmur, vet visit, exrays: Debra, Your dog is very sick. I would either call the vet and tell them , or go elsewhere. I know you can t afford it, but if you do not get this dog some help, he could die. I wouldn t pay that for blood testing either. They should be able to tell...

Dogs: sick dog, help, emergency animal clinic, miniature dachshund
emergency animal clinic, miniature dachshund, vet office: Hi Mary, If your dog is very sick, then she needs to see a veterinarian. If your regular vet office is closed right now, and there is not a doctor on call, then you must find another vet clinic that takes emergencies after hours. Do not delay, your dog...

Dogs: sick dog, kidney problem, animal friends
kidney problem, animal friends, wonderful life: It is a very hard decision to make. Nobody can tell you what to do, especially me..who has never seen your dog. If she is still getting up, moving around and doesn t seem in pain. I would say there is still quality to her life. But when those things cease...

Dogs: sick doggy, animal control agencies, health emergencies
animal control agencies, health emergencies, pet experience: Hi Renee, I wish I could be a help to you, and your dog, but in serious health emergencies there is no substitute for medical care. It s obvious that your dog needs medical care. It s impossible to say if your dog eat something poisonous, or if it s...

Dogs: sick dogs, sick dogs, vommiting
sick dogs, vommiting, puppys: Hi Penny, With puppies it could almost be anything. If they haven t been vaccinated, then it could be parvo, or if they have been (or the mother was vaccinated), they could have gotten into something. Either way, you really need to get them into a vet as...

Dogs: my sick duchshand dog, food mix, dog food
food mix, dog food, vet: Hello Arelene! You didn t say, why did you change his food? Sometimes just a change in diet will upset a dogs stomach and cause them to be sick. Go back to the diet he was on before you got him and see if that helps. If it doesn t help, then you probably...

Dogs: sick lab, hip dysplasia, emergency vet
hip dysplasia, emergency vet, chocolate lab: Yes, she needs to be seen by a veterinarian. It could be a pain reaction, but this really could be anything. Some dogs refuse to eat if they feel sick. Only a veterinarian can determine the problem. Hopefully, it really isn t anything too serious. Good...

Dogs: sick older chihuahua mix, vet, good luck
vet, good luck, god: Hi Vicki, Giving your dog a bath wouldn t give him a cold. Does he eat? A sure sign of a sick dog is one that won t eat. If it continues, take him to a different vet. Acting sluggish and running a temp is not normal if he is otherwise active. Give...

Dogs: sick pet, liver test, blood panel
liver test, blood panel, sick pet: My advice is get a full blood panel and a x ray done....if you cant find anything wrong in the blood work maybe shes swollowed something and its lodged in her stomach casuing cuts on the inside....it indeed could have been posion from the food but its odd...

Dogs: sick pomeranian, upset stomach, pomeranian
upset stomach, pomeranian, vets: Hey Sue, It sounds like he has an infection or upset stomach. You need to take him to the vets so he can be treated. Don t worry it s nothing to worry about but if you don t take him to the vets he can get worse. So take him asap ok? I hope i have helped....

Dogs: very sick she-poo, bland diet, boiled chicken
bland diet, boiled chicken, chicken and rice: If he has been vomiting as well, then I don t think there is much you are going to be able to do for him at home. If there is only a little bit of blood in his stool, then it could just be from irritation of the lining of the intestines and colon from diarrhea....

Dogs: sick pup, boxer pup, unsalted chicken broth
boxer pup, unsalted chicken broth, yellow mucus: Hey Oh not good on a Sunday! Run to a local pharmacy or Wally World and pick up some anti nausea liquid. Don t give her ANYTHING by mouth for an hour or so and then give her the meds. It should give you dosage by weight on the bottle. Then nothing by mouth...

Dogs: My sick puppies,, new born puppies, sick puppies
new born puppies, sick puppies, urgent medical attention: Hi Sarah :-) I am very sorry about the loss of your puppies. It s very unlikely to be Parvo virus as the mother hasn t got this virus and the puppies or the mother herself have not come into contact with any Dog infected with Parvo virus. It sounds...

Dogs: my sick puppy, rabies vaccines, sick puppy
rabies vaccines, sick puppy, loss of appetite: Drooling can be from nausea, which can also account for the loss of appetite and lethargy. I couldn t tell you what s causing it, but you are definitely doing the right thing by taking her to the vet. Hopefully she just ate something that has made its stomach...

Dogs: sick puppy, sick puppy, human babies
sick puppy, human babies, pitt bull: Pleasepleaseplease take him to a vet ASAP. Just like human babies, very young puppies that have even slight vomit and diarrhea can get much sicker in a hurry. Dehydration can be a big problem, and if he s not keeping food down and has the runs, he s losing...

Dogs: sick puppy, nux vomica, chow puppy
nux vomica, chow puppy, health food store: Hi Kathy, This really isn t much information to go on and could be a number of things, but I ll take a stab at some possibilities. You don t mention whether or not the dog has been vaccinated. Many dogs have this type of reaction to vaccines, especially...

Dogs: sick puppy, intestinal blockages, vet asap
intestinal blockages, vet asap, sick puppy: Bertha, yes. I would recommend a visit to the vet ASAP. He could have a blockage, caused by the dryer sheets, that could kill him if left untreated. I would recommend that you start confining him when you are not going to be home, so that something like this...

Dogs: sick puppy, sick puppy, house plants
sick puppy, house plants, trip down: Hiya. Sorry i ahvent got back to yuo sooner i have been busy moving house. Plants are good for dogs so it cant be that, has she been eating grass and plants all the time? Just keep a eye on her and its worth a trip down the vets if shes not ok in a couple...

Dogs: sick rat terrier, nux vomica, acid reflex
nux vomica, acid reflex, wholesale pet supplies: Hi Megan, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet rat terrier puppy. Poor baby..to be going through so much in his short life. My heart breaks for him. My suggestion is to find a more natural food alternative. Science diet has all kinds of nasty...

Dogs: sick rat terrier, acid reflex, kidney condition
acid reflex, kidney condition, ultrasound evaluation: Hi Megan, Unfortunately, some animals are born with poorly constructed or functioning kidneys and never reach totally optimum health. Although you didn t say what the actual diagnosis was, because your dog was born with whatever condition this is, there...

Dogs: sick rescued puppy, dry dog food, health care standards
dry dog food, health care standards, laura murphy: Hi Michael. I hate to say it, but he may have a serious illness. I don t know what the health care standards are for dogs there, but he may have something akin to distemper or parasites, or some other condition that is causing him to deteriorate. Without...

Dogs: sick schnauzer, poison control center, miniature schnauzer
poison control center, miniature schnauzer, adult teeth: Yes, I would call your veterinarian to have her checked out to be sure that everything is okay. Hopefully, it has all cleared her system by now. Check out this site and find the number of your local poison control center: http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm...

Dogs: sick snauzher, recovery diet, cottage cheese
recovery diet, cottage cheese, balanced diet: His stomach may still be unsettled from the fever. Try this diet: If a dog is having trouble keeping anything down or continuing diarrhea try this out of the manual I have from a large, knowledgeable dog guide school. Bland recovery diet for dogs....

Dogs: sick wont eat much or drink much, hard boiled egg, crisp bacon
hard boiled egg, crisp bacon, subcutaneous fluids: Hi Janice, Anything you can use to tempt your dog to eat, is fine, including a little bacon. You also might try soy milk with a chopped up hard boiled egg in it. Not drinking is actually more of a concern than not eating though. A dog, especially an...

Dogs: my sick Yorkie..., vet specialist, kidney function
vet specialist, kidney function, wet food: Hi Quana and thanks for your question. I wish I had some answers for you :( Maddox is so young, that a stroke seems a bit far-fetched, but the symptoms are there. Bloodwork and xrays probably wouldn t show any thing if it were that. Have they done a...

Dogs: sick yorkie, stomach virus, diareha
stomach virus, diareha, new neighborhood: HI again! I have copied to you below, instructions on giving kaopectate. It helps when there is diarrhea. The main thing, however, is to find out WHY there is diarrhea in the first place. Sometimes, its best to let the body get rid of whatever is causing...

Dogs: sick yorkie, vet asap, jack russells
vet asap, jack russells, allergy issues: simple take her in to her vet asap, dogs are not inexpensive animals to keep my own trio take 6/8 trips a year to the vet (Thats the total trips for the THREE together thats with allergy issues and other problems other then vaccines)including a trip each for...

Dogs: sick..., stomach worms, intestinal parasites
stomach worms, intestinal parasites, stomach discomfort: Hi Kelly, It s not at all uncommon for puppies to have worms , or intestinal parasites. Some puppies actually get them from their mother before they re born. Stomach worms can make a puppy gag and retch. Whether the dog actually throws up or not depends...

Dogs: sickness, excessive amounts, pain medications
excessive amounts, pain medications, best of luck: Hi Lyeiesha, When some pets return home after a stay in the hospital they may drink excessive amounts of water all at once and then vomit; if this appears to be happening the water should be limited to frequent smaller amounts. Medications such as antibiotics...

Dogs: sickness and eye cataracts, eye cataracts, battle of wills
eye cataracts, battle of wills, frequent feedings: Hi Pat, The yellow fluid your dog has been vomiting is bile, sometimes it has white or frothy mucus, as you ve noted. It means his stomach is empty, and by itself is not a symptom. You didn t say how often your dog is vomiting. Feeding your dog the same...

Dogs: sickness, little brother, collie
little brother, collie, puppy: Hi Jessica, I m sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. It sounds like your puppy either picked up a virus or might have been bloating. Was he vaccinated? Did he make it through ok? Unfortunately he would require a vet either way, there is nothing you...

Dogs: signs of aggression?, act of affection, act of aggression
act of affection, act of aggression, puppy days: I think your question shows that you understand some of the dogs pack status thinking. At 4, he is a little older than books say dogs personalities mature. It sounds to me like he has decided he is a big boy now, and is competing for higher status in the...

Dogs: signs of congestive heart failure, congestive heart failure, signs of congestive heart failure
congestive heart failure, signs of congestive heart failure, weakness in legs: Hi Robyn :-) This doesn t sound like Congestive Heart Failure hun. My Dog has this and his symptoms are: Tiredness and sleeping a lot. Wheezing and breathing difficulties daily. Weakness in Legs and clingy behaviour. Hacking Cough. Gasping for Breath....

Dogs: what are the signs of labor in a dog, signs of labor, pant
signs of labor, pant, puppies: Hi Teresa, From the time your dog was bred, it will be 63 days. When she goes into labor, she will begin to pant. She will begin to nest so it would be a good idea to prepare a place for her ahead of time. A good box with shredded newspaper in it does...

Dogs: what are the signs, shelley davis, beloved pet
shelley davis, beloved pet, untimely death: Dear Hanna, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy Braciek. I am so terribly sorry to hear of his untimely death. It sounds like you need to know how your puppy died in order to find closure. I suggest that you bring his body to your vet for...

Dogs: silkie housebreaking, tile walls, baby gates
tile walls, baby gates, enzymatic cleaner: I am glad you got him a crate for when you cannot watch him, Shirley. It sounds as if he is settling in and now feels the need to mark the house as his own. You re right; this is not acceptible. Is he neutered? If not, having him neutered may help with the...

Dogs: silky terrier behavior, abandonment issues, new carpet
abandonment issues, new carpet, laundry room: I have a few questions that may help me to get to the root of Taffy s problem. How long is she left in the laundry room during the day? Do you provide her with water during the day and does she potty while you are at work? Describe to me exactly when these...

Dogs: silky terrier diet, homecooked diet, dogs food
homecooked diet, dogs food, science diet: Hi Paul; I strongly recommend you do NOT cook for him. You need a degree in animal nutrition to cook for them, and the commercial foods are by far better for him, unless he has some health condition that dictates that he have a special diet cooked for him....

Dogs: i have a silky terrier that..., types of dogs, silky terrier
types of dogs, silky terrier, abnormal behavior: Hi Allisa! You didn t say whether or not you have had this dog for 7 or 8 years, or whether this is a new pet in your home. If you have had him/her for this time period and all of the sudden there is a dramatic change in behavior, then I would have him/her...

Dogs: my sister is getting a chiwawa and i have two australian cattle dogs, austrailian cattle dogs, australian cattle dog
austrailian cattle dogs, australian cattle dog, australian cattle dogs: Hi Mike; I have an ?Australian Shepherd mix, and an Australian Cattle dog mix, and my experience with these two great guys is, they get along with the whole world, if the rest of the world works with them. My Australian shepherd was 1 year old when my son...

Dogs: sister-in-laws miniture dashhound, short haired dogs, red blister
short haired dogs, red blister, folicle: Hi Charity and thanks for your question. This dog has, what sounds like, an interdigital cyst. They are usually between the toes and can become bothersome if not removed. They will appear to go away and then re-appear, over and over again. It is not...

Dogs: sisters becoming feisty, dacshound, target
dacshound, target, brawls: Hi Angela. I do remember you asking me about Daisy and Cinnamon. I think you are right on target about why they are fighting. With Cinnamon being in heat, it is very likely that she wants to be dominant - that way she has the pick of the males (if there...

Dogs: sisters started fighting, raging hormones, submissive girl
raging hormones, submissive girl, baby gate: Hello, Angela. I have a feeling you ve been inadvertently fueling the fire, so to speak, because our tendency is to comfort the dog who is being attacked. What have you normally been doing when Cinny has gone after Daisy? Do you scold Cinny? Do you try and...

Dogs: The sit command for an Older Dog, anxiety problems, long walks
anxiety problems, long walks, yelps: Does she sit on her own at other times? Try giving the command when you see her start to sit on her own. Then praise her, saying goood sit, and give her a treat. You might also try leashing her, and using the food over the nose method along with gentle...

Dogs: sit, down, stay, obedience classes, obedience training
obedience classes, obedience training, hand signals: I need more information first. Has your dog been leash trained? I don t mean, just a leash put on him, and he walks nicely, without running away. I mean taught when and how to start, go faster, slow down. do you know the proper signals for these ctions?...

Dogs: sit, stay, down and come, dr jekyll mr hyde, dogwhisper
dr jekyll mr hyde, dogwhisper, james webster: Dear TKX In Meisterfeld training philosophy we use a chain training collar as far as dog training tips if you have your dogs attention he will be looking for you for instruction and not trying to pull. Remember! Dogs will form their own behavior unless...

Dogs: site, e mail address, address name
e mail address, address name, new computers: HELLO I ONLY KNOW THE NAME AND QUESTION OF THE PERSON SENDING QUESTIONS TO ME. OF COURSE ALL KNOW MY EMAIL FOR I HAVE MY SITE LISTED ON MY PRPORE OF. I DO NOT CARE FOR AFTER MANY OR TONS OF VIRUSES, I HAD ADELPHIA COME IN AND SET UP MY COMPUTER SO I GET...

Dogs: sitzu 1yo, reverse sneeze, phlegm
reverse sneeze, phlegm, veterinarian: Sherwin, As long as your dog only does this once in a while, it s not a concern judging by the way you describe it. Dogs occassionaly do what is called a reverse sneeze , which can sound pretty weird, literally like a reverse sneeze might sound. Dogs also...

Dogs: size of bitch, japanese chins, lb male
japanese chins, lb male, pound male: John, In nature the baby always seems to accommodate the mother, If a burro breeds with a horse, there is usually no problem and the babies may grow huge, but they start off small enough so the mother can pass them. However, we (humans)have made many things...

Dogs: size & hair length, jack russles, two puppies
jack russles, two puppies, long distances: Well it s hard to even predict how large a purebred will be,and even harder for a mix-same with how there hair will be,it will probably be either short a little bit wired coated Chihuahuas cannot walk long distances,but jack russles and beagles can walk...

Dogs: size of yorkie, backyard breeders, yorkie
backyard breeders, yorkie, reputable breeder: Hi Sandy, He should be through growing. If he grows anymore, it will be very little. Sadly, breeders will lie about the size of puppies if they think it will sell them. I see chihuahuas all the time that were sold as teacup and are HUGE. My daughter...

Dogs: skiddish dog, irish wolfhound, submissive position
irish wolfhound, submissive position, wolfhound: Just keep taking her out and about, Bill, and do not reward her fearful or insecure behaviors by attempting to comfort her. If you are confident and do not let the things around you bother you, she will pick up on that confidence in time. Don t allow people...

Dogs: skiddish dog, great pyrenese, different massages
great pyrenese, different massages, animal massage: Hi Cassandra; How old was she when you bought her? And did you buy her from a Pyrenese breeder or from a pat store? If she came from a pet store, she originally came from a puppy mill. That is where ALL dogs and cats sold in pet stores come from. Reputable...

Dogs: skin bump, flaky skin, tumours
flaky skin, tumours, wart: Hi Jane It does sound like this is a skin tumour. I would consult your vet as soon as possible - especially if it is growing as it will be easier to remove when it is small. A lot of the time these wart-type tumours are benign and removing them will be...

Dogs: skin condition, oil lotions, intense oil
oil lotions, intense oil, skin condition: Hi Joy :-) This Dog needs urgent Vetinarian treatment hun. This can not be treated by home remedies. It may be a bad bacterial infection of the toe and skin and also mange. Mange and bacterial infections must be treated by a Vet otherwise it will turn...

Dogs: skin condition, financial restraints, sarcoptic
financial restraints, sarcoptic, skin condition: Hi Kelly, He either has mange or a severe allergy. You can buy over the counter dips and/or meds for mange. There are two different kinds of mange: sarcoptic and demodeptic. Treat for sarcoptic as it is easier to get rid of. If it doesn t work, then he...

Dogs: skin condition, female boxer, chaning
female boxer, chaning, boston terrier: Sounds like hives my boston terrier had lots of them on her lightly haird area by her butt and inside her thigs when he allergies started since chaning to a fish and potatoe hypo allergtic kibble(Blue Buffalo Co.) and putting her on Benadryl as well she is...

Dogs: skin condition, skin condition, cyst
skin condition, cyst, cysts: Hi Rachel, It is quite common for older dogs to develop those cysts. It is usually benign, but you will have to take her to a Vet to have them removed and tested to be sure it s not cancer. Oftentimes, if you have them removed, they will return. I kinda...

Dogs: skin fungus, skin fungus, skin infection
skin fungus, skin infection, skin problem: Hey Samantha. The diagnosis from the previous owner doesn t sound accurate. Urine left on the skin causes some almost burns on the skin. We call it urine scald. It doesn t cause what you re describing. Sounds like you re pup has got some type of skin infection....

Dogs: skin irritation, triple antibiotic ointment, skin infection
triple antibiotic ointment, skin infection, neosporin: If it is scabbing or an open sore you can try putting some triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin on it. You can also give him some benadryl if he is itchy. I would recommend taking him to the vet. Its possible he has developed a skin infection, in...

Dogs: skin irritation on an 8yr old dog, hydrogen peroxide, inch diameter
hydrogen peroxide, inch diameter, time hope: Hi Alyssa, It sounds like your dog has a hot spot. You can buy some hot spot medication over the counter at most major pet stores. You want to make sure that she doesn t irritate it as it will make the wound worse. You can clean it with hydrogen peroxide...

Dogs: skin irritation, flea treatment, chocolate lab
flea treatment, chocolate lab, polysporin: Hi Leasa :-) It sounds like she has Fleas still hun. I had exactly the same problem you are facing now. You need to put some more Control Flea treatment on your Dog and do not bathe her for 7-9 days afterwards. Because you bathed her this washed off the...

Dogs: skin issues, cause hair loss, demodex mites
cause hair loss, demodex mites, shar pei: Hi Nancy, Has your vet done a skin scraping for Demodectic Mange mites? The Shar-pei’s skin is predisposed to numerous conditions, and Demodectic mange is amongst them. Although most dogs normally carry a complement of demodex mites, a few breeds appear...

Dogs: skin issues, oatmeal soap, vet visit
oatmeal soap, vet visit, skin allergies: Hi Chris :-) What you have been doing so far is very good and shouldn t cause any irritation to your Dog. However, if the Shampoo you re currently using contains a alcohol content or perfumed content, then this can irritate his skin more. In this case...

Dogs: skin prob male chineses crested, medicated shampoo, diet problem
medicated shampoo, diet problem, wool sweater: Hi Gordy, Yes, I think part of it could be the wool outfit. I put a wool sweater on one of my CC, and he blistered all over. I think I left it on him too long. If you are going to put any type of wool or sweater on a CC, I wouldn t leave it on for very long....

Dogs: skin problem, yellow lab puppy, daktacort cream
yellow lab puppy, daktacort cream, sudocrem cream: Hi Dana :-) Oh dear your poor little puppy. It sounds like she had picked up a bacterial infection from the Puppy Barn she was kept in as a baby. Puppies are prone to every kind of infection going because there as so young and fragile and their immune...

Dogs: skin problem in a beagle, dogs ears, frontline combo
dogs ears, frontline combo, skin allergy: Hi Darlene :-) This doesn t sound allergy related hun. It sounds like some form of skin infection. Possible bacterial, fungal or yeast. Yeast and fungal infections usually also affect a Dogs ears. Unfortunately there is no home remedy treatments for...

Dogs: skin problem on chihuahua, poor appetite, first thing tomorrow
poor appetite, first thing tomorrow, skin problem: Hi Tina :-) This sounds like it could be a allergic reaction but its most likely something to do with her abdominal area, especially since she is not eating and has such wide spread flushed skin. You need to take her to the Vet asap. Take her first thing...

Dogs: skin problem, fungal skin condition, skin peeling
fungal skin condition, skin peeling, skin problem: Hi Christina :-) It is difficult to say what could be causing this skin problem. It could be many things from a bad infestation of fleas to mites, eczema, dermatitis or a allergic reaction. It may also be a fungal skin condition that has been passed on...

Dogs: skin rash, chiuahua puppies, skin rash
chiuahua puppies, skin rash, laura murphy: Hi Bridget. If your pups were adult dogs with no other known issues, I would give you some advice for skin-related problems. But since they re so young, I really think you need to take them to vet to rule out ringworm and other parasites. They re too young...

Dogs: skin rash, skin rash, fleas
skin rash, fleas, saliva: Hi Beth, it sounds like he has some sort of allergies, possibly from flea saliva. Even if you are treating for fleas, they can still get the saliva on them which what they are actually allergic too. You need to treat what is causing the problem since treating...

Dogs: skin rashes and scabby skins, fleas and ticks, skin rashes
fleas and ticks, skin rashes, kind of dogs: Hi, the black wounds sound like fly bites (basically dried blood), and the sores on the hocks & elbows sound like cement marks (they call them that because they are common in dogs that lay on cement a lot, but they actually come from any hard surface). The...

Dogs: skin tags and warts, allergies pollen, seasonal allergies
allergies pollen, seasonal allergies, flea relief: Hi Donna and thank you for your question. It sounds as if he is suffering from some type of allergy. It could be environmental or a contact allergy. You would have to be a bit more specific for me to give a more concrete opinion however. Specifically,...

Dogs: skin, tea tree shampoo, boxer mix
tea tree shampoo, boxer mix, flea problems: Dear Tracie Thank you for your question. My apologies for the late reply, I have been having some computer problems. You need to go to your vets and have her checked over. You also need to buy a flea treatment for both your dogs, and make sure you...

Dogs: skinny dog, blood test for diabetes, gain wieght
blood test for diabetes, gain wieght, doberman: Hi amanda; She could be diabetic. Have your Veterinarian do a blood test for Diabetes. I think I would change Vets. My Vet doesn t stop until he rules out everything. If she is so underweight her ribs show, there is deffinately something wrong. Charlott...

Dogs: my skinny husky, fluffy fur, thyroid problem
fluffy fur, thyroid problem, loss of appetite: Hi Jennifer, it sounds like a possible thyroid problem. Thryoid can cause a lose of weight & appetite. I would definitely want a complete blood workup to see what was going on. i would also take a stool sample in to rule out Coccidiosis, a parasite that...

Dogs: skunk, hydrogen peroxide, dhlpp vaccine
hydrogen peroxide, dhlpp vaccine, dish soap: Ruben, You chose the right expert to ask this question. My dog, Graham, has been sprayed twice just this spring! I think I m uniquely qualified to help you out here : ) First, and I m sure this is obvious to you but I still have to say it - I hope your...

Dogs: No sleep, german sheppard, bathroom break
german sheppard, bathroom break, feeding time: As I said this is not a common problem. Most puppies are sleeping through the night by 2 months. At 6 months, she should have most of her adult teeth, but teething usually doesn t lead to waking up at night. I am sure the problem relates to being rehomed...

Dogs: sleep aids and dogs, veterinary supervision, terrier types
veterinary supervision, terrier types, sleep aids: Mindy, It is very dangerous to give over the counter meds to dogs without veterinary supervision. You could easily overdose your dog, or he could have an adverse reaction and die. IT would be much easier to buy a muzzle to keep him from biting you. Most...

Dogs: sleep problems, last ditch attempt, sleep apnia
last ditch attempt, sleep apnia, stress formula: If there was an easy solution, you would have thought of it and not asked me. Where they sleep can be a huge issue with dogs. Logically they should all be happy together out in the living room. Dogs can be even less logical than people. In addition, I...

Dogs: sleep in the am, shitshu, indoor dogs
shitshu, indoor dogs, whle: Hi, Louise. I m assuming your friend is letting the dogs out sometime between 9:00 and 9:30pm to potty before going to bed. What time does he normally get up in the mornings? If the dogs are let out AT 9:30 at night, then they should not be made to hold it...

Dogs: sleeping, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, real solution: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home,...

Dogs: sleeping, adult dogs, competition days
adult dogs, competition days, metabolism: Karin, I think most adult dogs (or older pups) will sleep about 50% of the day unless they are highly stimulated. Older adult dogs (seniors) are going to sleep more and so will pups or injured/ill dogs. This of course is going to depend highly on the metabolism...

Dogs: sleeping, animals in zoos, separation anxiety
animals in zoos, separation anxiety, seat belts: Hi Tanisha; I have heard one expert ( so-called) on another site I used to answer on, rave about the loveliness of crates. I don t have one in my house, and wouldn t not ever again. I only used to one I had for traveling. I have since bought a new harness...

Dogs: sleeping, deal of the day, vet
deal of the day, vet, few minutes: Hi Jen Dogs sleep a good deal of the day, anywhere around seventy percent is pretty normal. Plus your dog may be tired from moving to a new home etc. I really wouldn t worry terribly. Hopefully your vet will find everything normal and your girl will start...

Dogs: sleeping, labrador retriever, congrats
labrador retriever, congrats, vet: Hello and congrats on your new adopted dog. The behavior does Not sound normal I have a 4 year old labrador retriever and she is very active lways playing/chewing/walking around and doesn t just lay there most of the day. It is possible she is sick or just...

Dogs: sleeping, old dog, snooze
old dog, snooze, vet: Quite often a 3 year old dog will flop down for a snooze unless otherwise stimulated. Picking up the leash and calling her name should bring her to life. Be sure and discuss your concern with the vet. Also, it could be the confusion of being rehomed...

Dogs: sleeping away from me in crate at night?, basment, latly
basment, latly, strange place: Crates work very well with young dogs that start out in them. I once ended up with 2 young Labs and only one crate. My friends dog barked and barked even after I offered her a large box to sleep in. I finally gave her the crate, and left my puppy on a...

Dogs: sleeping dogs, dogs dogs, little dogs
dogs dogs, little dogs, sleeping dogs: Hi Judith; It could be that he is bored and that is why he is listless. That much sleeping would certainly concern me. You could try playing with him more, and see if you can interest him is being more active. Tell him he ain t no old hound dog . they...

Dogs: sleeping habits, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, old clock: I have never had much luck with the old clock or radio tricks. What I do is lay down by the crate like I was going to sleep there. Usually a puppy may fuss a little, but then settle down and go to sleep. Once it is asleep, you can get up and go to bed....

Dogs: sleeping habits, squirt bottle, first mistake
squirt bottle, first mistake, separation anxiety: Tanisha, I think your first mistake was letting him sleep with you when you brought him home. Now, he does not understand why he has been banished from your bed. Try putting his crate next to your bed, so he doesn t feel like you re exiling him. At his age,...

Dogs: sleeping pattern, shotgun approach, invisible fence
shotgun approach, invisible fence, kithcen: Dear Sandra, Thanks for the question. I m not sure what s going on. We need to determine why she is waking up and why she is crying. Please answer these questions and we ll put our heads together and try to figure out the cause. How long has the behavior...

Dogs: sleeping problems, tape worm, little rice
tape worm, little rice, sleeping problems: Dear Margaret, Has something changed in her diet? Start feeding her in the am. If she is already being fed in the morning, try switching tothe night. Tell her to go lie down when she wakes you up. Also, check her for worms. Worms are very active at...

Dogs: sleeping, brother sister, bed time
brother sister, bed time, puppies: For most puppies and their family too, the first night alone is awful. We had a few puppies we brought home, threw in the crate and never heard much until about 3 AM when they need to go out. On the other hand, some of them set the neighbors dogs to barking....

Dogs: sleepless labradors, national geographic channel, smart dogs
national geographic channel, smart dogs, cesar millan: Hi Kim! I don t blame you one bit, I wouldn t like that either and you shouldn t have to live like that. You need to take control and be the boss, not the other way around. If it were me, I would buy a large crate for him and put it in or near my bedroom....

Dogs: sleepless nights, daycare, labradoodles
daycare, labradoodles, feeding time: They may not adjust to it well now, but you could crate them at night. A dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going in. Feed it in the crate. This...

Dogs: sleepless in tj, life in chains, rottwieller
life in chains, rottwieller, disturbing the peace: I m not sure I understand your question correctly, but it sounds like you have had to chain up your dogs outside all day and night except for walks. I know you love your dogs and don t want to give them up, but a life in chains is not a good life for a...

Dogs: sleeps too much-Dog age 8 years-, cuffy, age thanks
cuffy, age thanks, blood work: Thanks for your question. Its probably just age, but if this was a sudden thing like she was full of energy one day and different the next she needs to be checked out. But if it has slowly progressed into this then you really dont have anything to worry...

Dogs: sluggish new mom, vet asap, eye medication
vet asap, eye medication, infection of the uterus: Hi Julia, How old are the pups and how long have the symptoms been going on? If her eyes are weeping, then she has an eye infection and needs to see a vet to get some eye medication. The sluggish part worries me as she could be having symptoms of a pyometra...

Dogs: small apartment..., medium sized dogs, medium dogs
medium sized dogs, medium dogs, crew coach: Thanks for your question. I would get a black lab or golden retriver. They are both medium dogs that love water. I dont know where your from so I cant tell you a shelter that is near. Any shelter or humane society will do. Hope this helps. Kat...

Dogs: small breed dog, shiba inus, yorkshire terriers
shiba inus, yorkshire terriers, shi tzu: I would go with a shi tzu-they are an excellent breed they seem to be willing to go along in any situation and are known for getting along with other animals and kids,and are also quiet unlike allot of other small breeds Yorkshire terriers would be a close...

Dogs: small breed with good temperment, jack russel terriers, mary ann wells
jack russel terriers, mary ann wells, japanese spaniels: Hi Mary ann, thanks for your question. I would need some more information. Your living situation, mostly if you have children, or children that are around often. I would reccomend a small breed rescue. You can find many different breeds, and since they...

Dogs: small dog bark at mailman, mail man, cap pistol
mail man, cap pistol, small claims court: Hi Nany; That souds rather extreme.I could understand a fine if the dog BIT the mailman, but just for barking??? Probably the mail man running was why the dog hjased. Running triggers their natural instinct to hunt and give chase. I would think the OVER...

Dogs: small dog, big dog, border collie, reactive behaviors
border collie, reactive behaviors, aggressive responses: Dear Theresa, Thanks for the questions. 1) Growing up together is not really a factor. Many dogs that didn t grow up together become the best of friends and many dogs that did grow up together become the worst of friends. It depends on the dogs, the environment,...

Dogs: .small dog consipation, pet food labels, grape nuts cereal
pet food labels, grape nuts cereal, canned pumpkin: Hi Jan, Giving your dog a laxative without the consultation of a vet may be missing the problem. Without alarming you there are a number of reasons why your dog might be constipated, some more serious than others. It is a good idea to figure out what the...

Dogs: small dog the elderly, seeing eye dogs, small dogs
seeing eye dogs, small dogs, shelti: Hi Carey; small dogs can certainlty be trained as seeing eye dogs. They are not able to protect in traffic, etc, and help tp control if the person falls etc, but a little dog can be trained to be a good companion to her. I would suggest you go to a rescue...

Dogs: small dog wont eat, vet clinics, vet bill
vet clinics, vet bill, humane association: Hi Elizabeth, Since your dog still isn t eating after a week, and seems to be having other problems with mobility or balance, it s time to have him examined by your vet. If your dog is having back trouble to the degree that he can t stand, he s in a terrific...

Dogs: small dog, estrogen replacement therapy, spayed dogs
estrogen replacement therapy, spayed dogs, spay incontinence: Hi Kathy, It is fairly common for mature spayed dogs to develop urinary incontinence. Estrogen depletion, resulting from ovary removal during spaying, can cause weakness of the urinary sphincter. Dogs with spay incontinence are best treated with a...

Dogs: small dogs, jack russell terriers, boston terriers
jack russell terriers, boston terriers, cocker spaniels: Hello No dogs can be left alone and not tended to...also no dog is fine with being home All day alone for 8-10 hours of a work day 5 days a week...it needss some company during this time. There are many dogs that are kid friendly I love persoanly boston terriers...

Dogs: small dogs, grade science project, 8th grade science project
grade science project, 8th grade science project, 8th grade science: Hi Stephanie, Sorry to be evasive, but it all depends on the breed, the amount of exercise and the kind of food you feed. If you feed a premium, high quality food, then I would guess no more than a cup or two a day, divided into two meals. You can best...

Dogs: small and large dog feeding, little dogs, separate rooms
little dogs, separate rooms, dry food: Leaving food out all day is absolutely the worst thing to do from a behaviorial/training aspect. The dogs think the food grew there rather than it was given to them by the Alpha (who should be YOU). You must put the dogs on either one or two feedings...

Dogs: small lump on nose, dew claw removal, puppy shots
dew claw removal, puppy shots, black nose: Hi Ingrid. It could be several things. one of which is just a natural mole, that is benign, and no problem, or it could be a little tumor. My little Lhasa has tumors pop up in several places a lot. He is 9 years old, and none of them have been serious, just...

Dogs: small lump, dense tissue, fri
dense tissue, fri, thanks in advance: Hey Ingrid. Sounds like that s just where the vaccine was given. This happens from time to time, no big deal. As long as it doesn t get bigger or look irritated, don t worry a/b it. You can put a warm compress on it & massage it some. That will help it go...

Dogs: small morning poops in house, sensitive stomachs, shelley davis
sensitive stomachs, shelley davis, canned pumpkin: Hi Naomi, Thank you for writing to me about your new family member. The first thing I always recommend to a full vet exam to determine if there is any underlying medical condition. From what you have described, it sounds like your dog could have constiptation....

Dogs: small nipple like lump on my chihuahua, eye lid, vets
eye lid, vets, nipple: I think I would have them examined by your vet to make certain that they aren t anything to worry about. One of my vets used to always make note of the size of any growths for future comparison the next time he examined the dog. The one sounds like it could...

Dogs: small pom dogs, pom dogs, miniature schnauzer
pom dogs, miniature schnauzer, health questions: Dear Cindy, Thanks for the question - medical health questions are out of my expertise - but I might know this one! (smile) A seven year old dog is not too old to be fixed. I had my miniature schnauzer fixed when he was older than that. That being said, talk...

Dogs: small poodle back legs problem., health food store, poodle mix
health food store, poodle mix, d flame: Dear Nico, Thank you for writing to me about your mother s small poodle mix. I am so sorry to hear about her condition. Please forgive the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with urgent rescue work. You haven t mentioned the age of the poodle....

Dogs: I have two small puppies, two puppies, own toys
two puppies, own toys, eye contact: Hitting a dog is not only cruel, but any correction is useless unless you catch the dog in the act. I wouldn t even think of leaving a puppy loose in the house when I am not around. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still...

Dogs: small white sack on cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, papiloma virus
cocker spaniel, papiloma virus, skin tag: Hi Pauline and thanks for your question. Cockers are predisposed to all types of skin problems and without actually seeing what you are describing, it s hard to say what it is. I can make an guess and say it s possibly a skin tag or wart-type growth, but...

Dogs: smart bump, standard poodles, smart dogs
standard poodles, smart dogs, occipital bone: Every dog is different, that is for sure. The bump at the back of the skull is the occipital bone, and that myth has been around for a million years. There is really no truth to it. Your dog is a mix of two breeds, and it will really be impossible to tell...

Dogs: smart bump, quality poodles, smart dogs
quality poodles, smart dogs, service dogs: Most dogs have the bony bump. Its real name is a stoll. I am not sure the size relates to intelligence. Many low quality Poodles were bred in the 50 s and are still around. That doesn t mean there aren t some fine ones around displaying the same traits...

Dogs: smelliy puppy breath, purina puppy chow, puppy breath
purina puppy chow, puppy breath, puppy food: Hi Kapri, Has your puppy been wormed? Puppies get roundworms from their mothers and have to be wormed twice after they have been weaned to get rid of the worms. This worming sequence should be done two weeks apart so as to kill any larvae that might live...

Dogs: smells, fishy smell, hard stool
fishy smell, hard stool, chocolate lab: From what you describe, it sounds like your pup had an anal gland emission. Normal, from time to time, and very stinky. The glands around the anus have an oil that helps lubricate the stool so it can come out easier, but occasionally the oil backs up or a...

Dogs: smelly diarrhea in a pug, water diet, rice diet
water diet, rice diet, boiled chicken: Since she s had bad diarrhea for a week, I would have to recommend a trip to the vet, especially since she is losing weight. Sometimes they can work with you on payments, or other financial suggestions if money is an issue. However, if you cannot take her...

Dogs: smelly dog, quality shampoos, lambert kay
quality shampoos, lambert kay, adult food: Donna, I do not know of a food which will help with doggy odor. But there are a few quality shampoos which may help, try Oatmeal & Baking Soda Shampoo by Lambert Kay, which is available at PetSmart, the natural oatmeal will help if there is a skin condition,...

Dogs: smelly dog and dog food, best dog food, skin infections
best dog food, skin infections, problem thanks: Hi Karen, Does your puppy have a lot of wrinkles? Shar Pei s (like pugs) are notorious for getting skin infections in the wrinkles of their skin due to moisture & dirt staying in the wrinkles. That will give off an odor, especially when the infection gets...

Dogs: smelly dog, disease diabetes, kidney disease
disease diabetes, kidney disease, skin disorder: Often a bad odor all the time can be a sign of something more serious,such as a skin disorder,kidney disease,diabetes or a problem with the thyroid The only way to know for sure is to take him to your vet-and sometimes it is something simple,such as die...

Dogs: smelly ears, chronic ear infections, smelly ears
chronic ear infections, smelly ears, dogs ears: Hi Missy, The presence of a sour, cheesy odor in a dog s ears is usually indicative of a problem, probably a yeast or bacterial infection. Check for a dark, waxy secretion as well. Clean the ear gently daily until the ears no longer smell, and then clean...

Dogs: smelly yorkie, long haired dogs, dry shampoos
long haired dogs, dry shampoos, bassett hounds: Hi Kim! I m glad to see that I am not the only dog owner who has a dog that does that! My chihuahua likes to go and roll in dog poop! Makes me sooo mad! LOL Dog colognes are nice and yes they do mask the odor, but are good to use in between baths....

Dogs: snapping, baer test, medical explanation
baer test, medical explanation, medical issue: Hi Karen, I can understand your concern. For now, first manage the situation by telling your daughter not to disturb your Westie while he is sleeping. Also, find out if she has disturbed him already while he has been sleeping. If so, your dog may be...

Dogs: snapping, aggressive tendencies, obedience class
aggressive tendencies, obedience class, neighbor kids: You are right; this dog is spoiled and used to getting his own way. He s not too old for an obedience class, and that would help him bond with you and learn to respect you. I d recommend enrolling him in a basic class, but avoid those taught in pet stores....

Dogs: snapping border collie pup, border collie pup, dog obedience school
border collie pup, dog obedience school, border collie: Well what you can do is tap his nose and shout no Or use a spray bottle and do the same thing A really good idea though,would be to get him enrolled into dog obedience school,and 12 weeks is about the right age,as that can help adress problems now,rather...

Dogs: snapping boxer, obedience classes, different day
obedience classes, different day, top of the pack: If he s not fixed,getting him done may reduce aggression It sounds like you are dealing with a dog that is dominant and a good way to solve this is to take him to obedience classes,not only can a trainer work one on one with you,but it will put you in charge-and...

Dogs: snapping when disturbed while sleeping, obedience classes, retired racing
obedience classes, retired racing, great dog: Use a water bottle and spray her when she does that and say no You might also want to look into taking her to obedience classes-as this can become a very serious issue and a trainer can work on it as they see it-call around different trainers and tell...

Dogs: snapping, growling pekingese, dominant tendencies, obedience course
dominant tendencies, obedience course, shiz zhu: The first thing I would recommend doing is having him neutered, Lori. Testosterone is directly linked to aggression, and taking away the source will help training him go more smoothly. The simplest answer about the underwear stealing is to keep it out...

Dogs: snapping turtle bite, snapping turtle, snapping turtles
snapping turtle, snapping turtles, shepherd cross: Hi Melinda! OUCH! Poor Chandler, I bet that hurt. I don t think you need to worry about any disease being transmitted from the turtle, just watch the wound to make sure it doesn t get infected. Wash it good with peroxide , and watch it for any signs...

Dogs: snapping, west highland terrior, agressive dogs
west highland terrior, agressive dogs, professional trainer: Well what you can do is to put a chock chain on her,and when she snaps,give her a correction by snaping it back and saying No loudly However the best thing is probably to talk to a professional trainer that knows alot about agressive dogs and can work...

Dogs: sneezing and anal glands, sneezing in dogs, anal glands
sneezing in dogs, anal glands, viruses and bacteria: Hi Annette, There are many upper respiratory viruses and bacteria that can cause sneezing in dogs. The good news is that these upper respiratory infections are usually self-limiting in otherwise healthy adult dogs. In other words, the symptoms should...

Dogs: socialing two dogs together, caesar milan, obedience class
caesar milan, obedience class, hiding in the closet: Hi danielle, Sometimes certain breeds will never get together. In that case buy a gate and keep them separated. But let s try a few thinks first. Make sure you take the dogs to an obedience class so they can learn to get along with other animals. If you...

Dogs: socialing two dogs together, food dishes, hiding in the closet
food dishes, hiding in the closet, two dogs: Thanks for your question. First thing is first. Get there food dishes in the same room. If they want to eat they will have to come out of hiding or stop fighting or they wont get to eat. Make it clear to the dogs along with the cat they cant get fed if...

Dogs: socialing two dogs together, hiding in the closet, two dogs
hiding in the closet, two dogs, daschund: You don t say how long you have all been together...It may take some time. You also don t say if what sex the dogs are. Sometimes dogs of the same sex will never get along. Keep them on the leashes and the second the weiner dog shows any sign of agression,...

Dogs: socialization, boston terrier, socialization
boston terrier, socialization, kankakee il: Molly Thanks for getting back to me. Well I would say that he is(or was) being like that because he was the smallest in his litter. He would try to play but would always get picked on. He might have just gotten used to being stuck up for all the time(thinking...

Dogs: socialization, roll balls, nips
roll balls, nips, socialization: What you are describing definitely is not normal for a 7.5 week old puppy. Usually at that age they like nothing better than playing with other puppies. Growling and biting is normal, but not with a wrinkled nose and quick, sharp nips. Could it have been...

Dogs: socialization, dogwhisper, survival instinct
dogwhisper, survival instinct, james webster: It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Based on your email your dog does not believe it is secure therefore its survival instinct is activated. Basically it s a lack of confidence on the puppy s part....

Dogs: socialization, chihuahua puppy, private breeder
chihuahua puppy, private breeder, dog behaviorist: It is a sad fact that good, reliable information about dogs is hard to come by. I see tons of garbage. Puppies do go through some fear stages as they mature, and often about 4 months. Yours may be an extreme case. The bad experience of being picked up by...

Dogs: socialization, molly dear, fear response
molly dear, fear response, adult dogs: Dear Molly, Thanks for the additional information. It appears to me that your young puppy is simply reacting to his new environment in a normal manner given that he was the runt of the litter. I am quite pleased to hear that the behavior about which...

Dogs: socializing, english bulldog, pupppy
english bulldog, pupppy, pit mix: I can t say based what you have said. Here is a link to a picture of a couple of young dogs in acceptable play, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/gretchenandellaplaying.jpg The Lab stayed with us over a week, and the 2 never stopped the whole time....

Dogs: socializing my dog, norwegian elkhound, leashes
norwegian elkhound, leashes, muzzle: What you can do is have her meet with your friends dogs in there backyard,but with her wearing a muzzle,so she won t hurt the other dog-and if it makes you feel better,have the other dog wear one as well This usualy works,while some dogs will never like...

Dogs: socializing my hseltie, puppy mills, hi amy
puppy mills, hi amy, weks: Hi Amy; In those terrible puppy mills they are treated so badly. They have NO petting, or love of any kind shown to them, and the conditions they are raised in are terrible. I am a Humane Society member, and we have good cooperation from law officials in...

Dogs: socializing older dog with puppy, puppy training, two dogs
puppy training, two dogs, macey: Hello Linda..i am not sure if i can help you here without seeing the dogs interact, but with Angel not being a permanent part of the family, it is hard to be sure that the older dog will ever accept the young dog. Keeping them seperate in the house, however,...

Dogs: socializing, unwanted puppies, obedience classes
unwanted puppies, obedience classes, expert instructions: Hi /mekanie; You may not ever get him to accept the new puppy, but you CAN make him not hurt her. His socializing should have been done while he was a puppy, but he can still be taught to get along. Like people, dogs are never too old to learn. Has he...

Dogs: soft dogs, american bull dogs, public hysteria
american bull dogs, public hysteria, pit bulls: That is a highly specialized area that I have little experience in. With all the public hysteria over Pit Bulls, I would be very careful. I know they aren t Pit bulls, but that makes little difference to the irrational. You need a good professional with...

Dogs: soiling the crate, closet shelving, obedience class
closet shelving, obedience class, schnoodle: I see many similar questions, but have never had the problem. Much of what I read says it won t happen. Step 1 is a visit to the vet. You can t train a dog out of a physical problem. Exactly what goes on in those furry little heads is hard to say....

Dogs: How does one solve the problem of two dogs not getting along due to jealousy, puppy mill, pit bulls
puppy mill, pit bulls, two dogs: Hi Joan, Thanks for responding so soon. I agree that the Silky may feel that you are putting an intruder in her house, that is why the dog to dog introduction in a neutral spot is so important. It is a gradual process but I believe that it can work out....

Dogs: My son has a 7-month old Australian..., australian cattle dog, cattle dog
australian cattle dog, cattle dog, unwanted behavior: His crate must be used as a tool to achieve the housebreaking. I would feed him on a schedule and take him outside on a schedule. If he does his business outside he can have some limited freedom in the house, if not, he goes in his crate and you try again...

Dogs: sore on dog backside, secondary bacterial infections, internal parasites
secondary bacterial infections, internal parasites, medicated shampoo: Sounds like a trip to the vet is needed. Two possibilities are inflammed anal glands and internal parasites both can cause the dog to scratch the area intensly which can lead to secondary bacterial infections which becomes a severe problem if not treated properly....

Dogs: sore dog after shots, arm pits, vet tech
arm pits, vet tech, small dogs: It is fairly typical for a dog to be sore after getting vaccines, especially small dogs. Generally the soreness is isolated to where the vaccines were given, so if he was given shots in both shoulders, that can certainly explain why he is snapping at her...

Dogs: sore on my dogs leg near his penis., hi amy, antibiotic ointment
hi amy, antibiotic ointment, neosporin: Hi Amy, Wash the wound daily with a clean wash cloth and mild soapy water. Dry the area, and apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, or Bacitracin, rather than using a hand gel. It helps if you take the dog outside for a walk just after the cleaning...

Dogs: sore on end of tail, shepard mix, winter summer
shepard mix, winter summer, wags: Hi Janice. There could be a few reasons. If he wags his tail a lot, he could have hit the end of it & caused it to bleed. I have seen chronic tail beaters , as I call them, that wag their tail sore. Or it could be an infection of some sort. Either way, I...

Dogs: sore paw, correct medication, swab test
correct medication, swab test, airedale: Hi Joce :-) I m sorry about your Dog. I would ask the Vet to remove the wart. It sounds like it may possibly be infected or this has caused the paw to become infected. Also ask the Vet to perform a SWAB test for fungal and bacterial infections. Once...

Dogs: sore paws and ears, ear infection, paws
ear infection, paws, sign of stress: I doubt that is the cause. She most likely has an ear infection, which is where the headshaking comes in. Licking the paws obsessively is often a sign of stress. I would get to a vet, or buy some ear drops for her. The extra walking wouldnt do that...

Dogs: sore, ringworm, fleas
ringworm, fleas, hotspot: This could be anything from a hotspot from fleas to ringworm (which is contagious to humans) to cancer. It will have to be seen by a vet. However, if you want to try something first, go to the vet and ask for gencyn and advange, put these on the dog and...

Dogs: sores on my dogs lips, plastic bowls, chlorhexiderm
plastic bowls, chlorhexiderm, mild soap: Did you by any chance get her a new food bowl? Or is the one she has made from plastic? Sometimes plastic bowls can cause acne on the chin. If she doesn t like the antibiotic cream, try just keeping it clean with a mild soap and water. (If you can get something...

Dogs: sores on dogs back, sores on dogs, pit bull mix
sores on dogs, pit bull mix, flea comb: Hi Chris, Your dog has what is called Hot Spots on her back, which are caused by scratching & biting. They get infrected an cause scabs & oozing. These can be caused by fleas, dry coat and even allergies. The bad part about this is that you do need to...

Dogs: sores on longhair dog, flea larva, flea collar
flea larva, flea collar, staph infection: This could be anything from a staph infection to histiocytomas. Your veterinarian needs to see this dog. He/she can also help you with a good flea control program. One needs to be careful of overdosing caused by combining various products. One product that...

Dogs: sores on my pugs mouth, puppy pyoderma, free alcohol
puppy pyoderma, free alcohol, chin area: Dinesha, Welcome to being a pug parent! I have 3 myself! If by under the mouth you mean in the chin area, a common thing that puppies get is called puppy pyoderma, or acne! If the bumps are red and like a zit, that s most likely what it is. They generally...

Dogs: sores on schnauzer, auto immune diseases, grass seeds
auto immune diseases, grass seeds, vet check: Hi, There are many things that can cause the sorts of sores you are describing. Food allergies is indeed one of them. When changing food make sure to change to a holistic variety steer clear of canned food completely and dont feed anything with Corn as...

Dogs: sores under chin, metal dishes, food bowls
metal dishes, food bowls, nyla bones: Canine acne at its finest. Get hybtain soap from the vets office normaly avalible from the outside part my vet doesnt keep it behind the counter. Scrub his chin morning and night thats twice daily and pop teh blisters when they are big..do this while washing...I...

Dogs: spading, mammary glands, spayusa
mammary glands, spayusa, ovariohysterectomy: Heather, What we commonly refer to as spaying is a procedure called an Ovariohysterectomy, or OVH. It is the surgical removal of the ovaries. The main benefit of spaying is in regards to your dog s health. There are a number of problems that spaying reduces...

Dogs: spanked dog. no play, positive reinforcement, temper
positive reinforcement, temper, anger: I wouldn t have expected that. One of the great things about dogs is how quick they are to forgive. Perhaps, you need to forgive yourself. Dogs are very quick to read our emotions. If you are feeling guilty, stressed and even angry with your self, she...

Dogs: spanking the puppy, boston terrier, acceptable behavior
boston terrier, acceptable behavior, housebreaking: Hi Ana, I am sorry that you are made uncomfortable by your spouse spanking the dog, and you are correct that spanking will NOT teach the puppy anything about housetraining. More likely, it might make the dog hand shy and could even be the cause of aggression...

Dogs: to spay or not to spay, additonal resources, irresponsible owners
additonal resources, irresponsible owners, health disorder: The first question you need to consider is are you willing to take responcibility for the puppies of your dog for the rest of their life. this is the key to being a responcible breeder. if not then you should spay your dog. if yes then you should consult with...

Dogs: spay, texas vet, licsence
texas vet, licsence, medical board: Hello I am so very sorry for your loss and it seems this person needs his licsence revoked right away. No it is not normal at all for a dog to die on the table esspesially something like a german sheaprd and an older pup at that and seeing as she sdied before...

Dogs: spayed dogs, spayed dogs, breast cancer
spayed dogs, breast cancer, chihuahuas: Hi Lois, Dogs, like humans do not grow new nipples. The are born with a certain number, and that s it. This is something which should be examined by your veterinarian, because dogs do grow all kinds of cysts and tumors. Given the area of this growth,...

Dogs: spayed female dog, female dogs, reddish color
female dogs, reddish color, bloody urine: My apologies for not being able to answer your question sooner. A spayed female should not be bleeding. It s possible she has a urinary tract infection and you are seeing bloody urine on her, or that she has some problem with her vulva or vagina which is...

Dogs: spayed, boarder collie, physical stress
boarder collie, physical stress, spayed: Dear vistoria, I think it s a combination. Shivering is a sign of physical stress. Have her checked out by your vet. Mounting someone s foot is a social statement. She could be anxious or seeking attention. Start a training program. Use a clicker and food...

Dogs: spaying, antelope california, dane puppy
antelope california, dane puppy, great dane: HI MONICA U COULD JUST LET HIM BE AS IS AND FORGET NEUTERING. HE COULD GET A CANCER HOWEVER BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. IT REALLY IS NOT THAT MUCH CONSIDERING THEY MUST CUT HIM OPEN TO GO UP IN AFTER THE OTHER TESTICLE? KIND REGARDS PATT WWW.SCHREKNHAUS.CO...

Dogs: spaying, responsible step, bouncing off the walls
responsible step, bouncing off the walls, spayed: I don t think you will see that much difference right away. If you didn t spay her, in a couple of months, she would be bouncing off the walls as her season approaches. People often ask how to know when a dog is coming in season. I always suggest flaky...

Dogs: spaying, creative attempts, vets
creative attempts, vets, dogs: Yes, but it is much more difficult and trouble prone. Many vets avoid doing it. If you dog isn t in heat yet, do it quick. If it is, be very careful with her. Expect strenous, creative attempts to get loose, and the boys will stop at nothing to get...

Dogs: spaying, pain pills, mg tablet
pain pills, mg tablet, labradoodle: I am sorry I am a little behind on answering questions. I am sure the problem is due to pain and will go away. If the vet didn t give you any pain pills for her, call and ask, or ask for stronger ones if she is still the same today. Do not give her any...

Dogs: spaying, brest cancer, labrador retreiver
brest cancer, labrador retreiver, uterus: Hi I uterus and the ovries, Here is a link to more information: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1625&articleid=926 also i failed to mention dogs can get brest cancer if they aren t spayed either my labrador retreiver had sigsn of pre cancer...

Dogs: spaying, blood oxygen levels, vet asap
blood oxygen levels, vet asap, rimadyl: Is she taking anything for pain? She could be hurting from the surgery and not wanting to lay down because of the pain in her abdomen. Ask him about some rimadyl or something for pain if she is not taking anything. Otherwise, you might want to have him check...

Dogs: spaying females, dogs lifespan, sheltie club
dogs lifespan, sheltie club, jack russell terrier: Hello, Quite honestly the most likely risk of that infection is after a female has had puppies. The most common reason people spay there dogs is they wont be able to get tumors of the reproductive organs or reproductive cancers if the organs are removed...which...

Dogs: spaying a mature dog, bladder infection, hormone levels
bladder infection, hormone levels, old dog: I would contact your vet about this as possibly all the parts were not totally removed (ie. some spayed bitches can come down with pyometra due to small amounts of left-over tissue). If this spay was done recently, there is a possibility that she still...

Dogs: spaying and neutering, neuters, spaying
neuters, spaying, spay: Hello Andrea and thank you for your question, The fist vaccine/dewormnig is expected to be given by the breeder, if you get an older puppy you might expect a second vaccine/worming to be given. Costs roughly for CND dollars is around $300 for the first...

Dogs: spaying opinion, baby ferrets, pound female
baby ferrets, pound female, boston terrier: Hello, I reccomend traditional because I ve heard bad storys about laser alterations in baby ferrets...leaving bits and piece of the organs within the body. How tiny is she? I recintly had my 11 pound female boston terrier altered successfully without any...

Dogs: spaying and stitches, surgical glue, layers of skin
surgical glue, layers of skin, spaying: Hi Margaret! No, don t do that! LOL It is a special surgical glue that is used to hold skin in place of stitches. She will be fine. There are several layers of skin that are stithced, so even though the ones on the outside have come loose, she still...

Dogs: spaying, hystorectomy, surgey
hystorectomy, surgey, recovery time: Spay surgery involves removing the uterus and ovaries - very much like a hystorectomy in humans. The recovery time for dogs, is, however, much quicker. The following page will give you an idea of exactly what is involved in spay surgery, as well as recovery...

Dogs: speak espanol?Newbie puppy owner on hyper-small puppy, google search engine, puppy owner
google search engine, puppy owner, puppy training: Hi there, I m sorry, but I do not speak Spanish. Here is the web address for the Spanish version of the google search engine: http://www.google.es Do a search for something like: dominación perrito, cómo entrenar a un perrito or entrenamiento del...

Dogs: spencer, pain meds, milky discharge
pain meds, milky discharge, surface skin: Neosporin can be added to the incision site; however, the dog will usually just lick it off. It will assist in the healing process and help fight off infection. Remember that your dogs saliva has proteins and enzymes in it that also promote healing and help...

Dogs: spine problem in shepherd, increase blood circulation, veterinary acupuncturist
increase blood circulation, veterinary acupuncturist, world health organization: Hi Collyn, I m sorry to hear of your dog s painful condition. The sad fact is an estimated that 90% of today s German Shepherds are handicapped because of pinched nerves and disk problems in the spine. Other than the use of medication to control pain...

Dogs: spiteful dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Perhaps she has failed to read the books that say dogs aren t spiteful. Maybe she just gets mad enough to .... I see many similar questions. It sounds to me like the dog is doing it deliberately to protest being left in the crate. That is at odds with...

Dogs: do with split toenail, vet asap, toe pad
vet asap, toe pad, nub: Heather, This is starting to sound pretty serious...I think you should get your Dane back to the vet ASAP. Infections are not something you want to mess with, especially at her age. If it is just an issue with the nail being unable to heal because she...

Dogs: sporatic peeing and pooping in house, month old baby, baby gates
month old baby, baby gates, foot leash: The first thing I would do would be to have a vet check him out to rule out any potential health issues that could be causing his accidents. If he checks out okay, I would recommend that you treat him as if he were not housebroken. When he s out of his...

Dogs: spots, anti fungal treatment, dime size
anti fungal treatment, dime size, test medium: I think you should go have your Vet take a look, I worry about ringworm. As you may know, ringworm isn t actually a worm but a fungus which can spread to humans and other pets. Ringworm typically has defined edges, meaning not a blotch but an actual circle,...

Dogs: spots on my dog, knawing, flea bites
knawing, flea bites, rash: Hi Jameeka, Are they big or small? If they are small, they could be flea bites. If they are bigger they could be a rash from an allergy to something like grass. It s hard to tell without actually seeing them. Whatever you do, don t let her irritate them...

Dogs: spots, toy poodle, anwser
toy poodle, anwser, alltogether: Hello, This may seem like a dumb anwser but are you aware that this is where the dogs nipples/teats are? they are pink with whiteish middles and at a young age like 4 months do not potrude.... if you part the fur you should see at 8 to 10 alltogether starting...

Dogs: sprayed or neutered/dog age, male puppies, bladder stones
male puppies, bladder stones, eighteen weeks: I like my male puppies to be neutered later than sooner, like around 10-11 months, as long as they are behaving and not having behavioral problems for their owners, such as marking, etc. The reason for this is that when a puppy is neutered earlier, particularly...

Dogs: springer spaniel, english springer spaniels, canine behaviorist
english springer spaniels, canine behaviorist, rage syndrome: Kitty, Aggression needs to be evaluated and diagnosed by a qualified behaviorist. I personally don t believe this is rage syndrome, and I provided a link below to an article on rage syndrome in English Springer Spaniels. You can speak to your veterinarian...

Dogs: springer spaniel, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, kongs: 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,...

Dogs: sraying, belly band, manhood
belly band, manhood, toilet: I think you should have neutered your dog a long time ago before he got used to using your house as his personal toilet. It is probably too late to do anything about it now; neutering might help, but it might not after all this time. Breeding him will just...

Dogs: ss, grated garlic, mess ups
grated garlic, mess ups, problem irritation: Hiya. My dog used to ahve the same trouble and still does a little now. We had to take him to the vets and get him sorted. Is your dog a pedigree? This is most commen in preigree thats all. I think your dog has got hip dysplasia (sorry i dont know if i...

Dogs: ss, grated garlic, mess ups
grated garlic, mess ups, problem irritation: These sound like very typical age related problems. With advancing age often comes muscular weakness and lack of co-ordination. As far as what can be done, keep her active, and make sure she has a safe environment. If the condition worsens consult a vet....

Dogs: ss, grated garlic, mess ups
grated garlic, mess ups, problem irritation: Thanks for your question and sorry it took so long. I think she has arthritis. We give our 8 year old saint bernard rimmidel for the pain but beings that she is as old as she is we scratched out surgury because we didnt think that she would be able to handle...

Dogs: ss, canine kidney disease, grated garlic
canine kidney disease, grated garlic, mess ups: Hi Adrian, When a dog has a Loss of balance, it s considered to be a very serious health emergency that requires medical care. Your dog s stumbling and walking on the outside of his paws, and his lack of coordination is a sign that there may be a serious...

Dogs: ss, grated garlic, mess ups
grated garlic, mess ups, problem irritation: Hi Adrian; I would suspect Arthritis, or other joint problems. I would certainly have my Veterinarian check her over thoroughly. I would also have him/her take care of the Mastitis, RIGHT AWAY! There could be cists, canserc, arthritis, any number of things...

Dogs: st bernard giving birth, whelping puppies, whelping box
whelping puppies, whelping box, full swing: Hi Jeffrey, Dogs will normally go 63 days from the last breeding. Are you positive on the breeding dates? I am copying to you below a good information sheet on whelping puppies. Be sure to be there when she has her puppies. It takes 63 days after the last...

Dogs: st bernard, large breed puppy food, petsmart stores
large breed puppy food, petsmart stores, purina one: Beaniful is crap. Puticularly for a Gaint breed, you want to put her on a kibble that makes a large breed puppy food... she needs to be fed Large breed puppy food until 14/16 months of age. The cheapest you d want to go is Purina one....they make a large breed...

Dogs: Am-staff itchy feet, american staffordshire terrier, allergy testing
american staffordshire terrier, allergy testing, allergy test: dear larry, that would of been my advice to you.. allergy testing is one of the best things out there because maybe it is one particullar grass or dust or fungas or plant he is allgergic to.. and when you have the allergy test you will tell you about 20 diffrent...

Dogs: Have a staff/mastiff/boxer mix puppy and want a chihuahua puppy, boxer mix, chihuahua puppy
boxer mix, chihuahua puppy, 2 females: If it were me, I probably wouldn t chance it. However, if you are diligent, you might be able to pull it off. I would not recommend leaving them together unsupervised, though, even at just 6 months of age, because your current dog is already big enough to...

Dogs: staffordshire bull terrier chewing its tail, staffordshire bull terrier, animal massage
staffordshire bull terrier, animal massage, ffet: Hi Danny; I would think it is either compulsive behavior, which is like compulsive behavior in humans. Tranquilizers or anti-depressants are usually prescribed by Veterinarians, and I think animal massage along with the meds until the massages have time to...

Dogs: staffordshire bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, female staff
staffordshire bull terrier, female staff, bull terrier: Hi Cheb, Staffies are usually wonderful animals. They do, however need socializing quite a bit. Take her to training classes and get her out a lot. Introduce her to people and other animals, always be aware that she was bred to fight, but I usually find...

Dogs: my staffordshire bull terrior, hereditary problem, staffordshire bull
hereditary problem, staffordshire bull, wcvm: Tail chasing can be a sign of a neurological problem, and can be a form of epilepsy. Here is an excellent article on this problem and what to do about it: http://www.usask.ca/wcvm/herdmed/applied-ethology/behaviourproblems/tailchase.html Please note the...

Dogs: staffordshires, unwanted puppies, cancer hope
unwanted puppies, cancer hope, staffy: any dog can be speyed from about six months onwards. dogs over seven have more of a risk with the anaesthetic than younger dogs but can still be speyed if appropriate blood tests are done before the anaesthetic. It wont affect her much personality wise,...

Dogs: My staffy keeps biting, staffy pup, baby gate
staffy pup, baby gate, 5 months: Does the other dog not tell the puppy off? Really, there might not be much you *can* do if the older dog will not be assertive and tell the pup where to stick it. You can try redirecting the puppy to play with a toy with you, or putting the older dog in another...

Dogs: staffy has started snapping, dominant dogs, obedience training
dominant dogs, obedience training, motivational approach: She needs to knoiw that your daughter and indeed any children are higher than her in the house hierachy. You may wonder why some dogs are very comfortable around adults, but exhibit aggressive behavior towards kids. The truth is that many dogs perceive...

Dogs: stains on white muzzle, cindy lou, baking soda
cindy lou, baking soda, bleacher: Hello C. Shelton, Well you are right it is from her own saliva. I bet she licks the pads of her feet or somewhere else on her body and that area is also stained. It is almost impossible to remove. The best thing to do is solve the problem of her licking...

Dogs: I am at a stalemate with my..., behavior problem, waking hours
behavior problem, waking hours, late in the evening: You are right in crating her during the night, but don t expect her to go more then 8 hours tops. Make sure her crate is not too big for her. She should just be able to stand and lay down in it. If it is too big, she will potty at one end and sleep in the...

Dogs: standard schnauzer shedding, cod liver oil, omega fatty acids
cod liver oil, omega fatty acids, standard schnauzer: Hi Megan, Here are some common reasons for why a dog might shed excessively: Dogs do not grow hair continuously, but rather in cycles. Each cycle has a growing phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase. These hair cycles are controlled by such...

Dogs: standard schnauzer shedding, flint river ranch, standard schnauzer
flint river ranch, standard schnauzer, diet supplements: First, I would put him on a better food. I highly recommend Eagle Premium Foods, and other good foods are Canidae, Flint River Ranch, Solid Gold, Wellness, and Natural Balance. Secondly, I would have a thyroid check done on him as massive shedding such...

Dogs: She started peeing!!!, pet accidents, negative reinforcement
pet accidents, negative reinforcement, urinalisis: Hello, Michelle. Submissive peeing is common in puppies, and most of the time, it s outgrown if ignored. I m 99% sure that s what this is, but just to be on the safe side, you might want to have a vet do a urinalisis just to ensure that she doesn t have any...

Dogs: starting biting for no reason, alpha dogs, animal massage
alpha dogs, animal massage, little butt: Hi Karen; She could have Arthritis, and just not be showing it much when she walks, but you could be hitting areas that cause discomfort when you touch her with your feet etc. Playing with her, she may experience a little pain and this is how she reacts....

Dogs: starting a grooming school, cosmotology schools, grooming school
cosmotology schools, grooming school, barkleigh productions: Hello Ansley, First of all I would check with your state for details about licensing. Here in Maryland we do have accredited schools that go through the board of education so students can get state funding to attend if they need to. But my friend runs...

Dogs: static and feeding, static hair, science diet
static hair, science diet, special diet: I can only help with the overweight dog questions here...I am sorry but my dogs all have short coats so they never have static issues. You must feed a lite dog food for the whiole gang firstly if its being left out for them....if its being put down several...

Dogs: stealing food, bitter apple, stealing food
bitter apple, stealing food, mousetraps: there s a few things you can try,one is purposly putting food down for her to grab,and there s something called bitter apple that can be bought at a petstore and it s made to stop dogs from chewing,and anyways put the food out,but before you do,spray it...

Dogs: stealing food, shock collar, bad habit
shock collar, bad habit, stealing food: Hi Adam, Try putting some very spicy tasting SMALL piece of food that he will not like. Line the counter top and hope he hates it enough not to go up there again. Put food up there and hide, when he goes to get it, come out with a sharp no or shake...

Dogs: stealing food, obedience train, cocker spaniel
obedience train, cocker spaniel, stealing food: Hi, First of all, you have to remember that dogs are scavengers. So it s an instinct that you are dealing with as well as a habit. Dogs don t just eat because they are hungry, they eat because it s there. In nature, anything they can grab they will because...

Dogs: stealing food, grocery store brands, kind of dogs
grocery store brands, kind of dogs, stealing food: Are you sure your Veterinarian didn t say half their food in the mornming and the other half at night? Half a cup of food in the morning and half a cup at night is starving them. Try 3/4th cup in the morning, and 3/4th cup at night. One cup of food per...

Dogs: stiffleg's, glucosamine supplement, pain meds
glucosamine supplement, pain meds, adequan: It sounds like he is developing some arthritis. You can try adding a glucosamine supplement to his diet to see if that helps. Glucosamine won t cure anything, but it can slow the progress of any future damage to the joints. I would also recommend taking...

Dogs: still urinating in crate, crate training, inconsistency
crate training, inconsistency, demeanor: Well since health problems have ben ruled out-this is a training issue As you have said yourself,sometimes it can take up to a year before a dog can be trusted,but you can do some things to help along the way About an hour or so before you go out(so...

Dogs: stinky dog, natures choice, cindy lou
natures choice, cindy lou, science diet: Hello Marsha, Yorkies tend to have an oily coat. Sometimes you can help prevent that by changing the food your dog eats. One of the name brands such as Natures Choice or Science Diet or Imes can help. They have more nutrients and are made to give dogs...

Dogs: stolen dog, state police departments, missing pets
state police departments, missing pets, police sheriff: Hi Margarita, I m sorry to hear of your lost dog. It s true, a microchip can only be read when scanned. Your dog would have to at either a veterinarian s office or animal shelter in order for that to happen. Here are a few websites that help people...

Dogs: stomach ache, plastic baggie, upset stomach
plastic baggie, upset stomach, appetites: Please do not give him a shot of penicillin, or a shot of anything unless you know what is wrong with him. You could easily overdose him if you don t calculate the dosage correctly. I m not a vet, so my first bit of advice is to take your dog to one, along...

Dogs: stomach bumps, contagious skin condition, staph infection
contagious skin condition, staph infection, teats: Blake, this is not enough information. If you are concerned for this dog, take it to a vet. Bumps on the stomach could be anything from a staph infection, to allergies, to a contagious skin condition like mange; or it could be that this dog is a female and...

Dogs: stomach noises, loud stomach noises, spiced pumpkin pie
loud stomach noises, spiced pumpkin pie, canned pumpkin: Hi Pat, The condition is called Excessive Borborygmus, which just means the dog has loud stomach noises. What you hear is the rumbling noise produced by the passage of gas through the dog s intestinal tract. You didn t say if your dog has been having...

Dogs: stomach sickness, stomach sickness, vet asap
stomach sickness, vet asap, symptom of pregnancy: There could easily be a number of reasons for this. If she is not spayed, she could be coming into heat. Has she been around a male if not spayed? This is also a symptom of pregnancy. Have you changed her diet recently? This can also be a cause. She...

Dogs: stomach, low fiber diet, stomach noises
low fiber diet, stomach noises, foods high in protein: Hi Nathan, Has your dog shown any signs of weight loss (despite having a normal or increased appetite), diarrhea or flatulence? There is a pancreatic insufficiency which German Shepherds are prone to that has the symptom of increased stomach noises. ...

Dogs: stomache noises, loud stomach noises, purina one
loud stomach noises, purina one, loose stools: Doris, Ask the vet if he can check to see if this is possibly a partial blockage or bloat. If the vet can t find anything or sends you home again, I want you to try a tablespoon of mineral oil. It will coat the intestines, it will not give her diarrhea,...

Dogs: stool and teeth, blood suckers, bottom teeth
blood suckers, bottom teeth, heartguard: Rhonda, Do you use heartguard plus? Only the plus version will get rid of roundworms and hookworms. If you are, then I doubt he needs to be dewormed. The problem is, there are different types of worms, so just because he was dewormed in the past, he can...

Dogs: stool, component of bile, urinary tract infections
component of bile, urinary tract infections, kidney stones: Hi Kishli Rhone, Abnormal urine color that cannot be linked to the consumption of a food or medication, should be reported to the veterinarian. This is particularly important if it happens for longer than a day or two, or if there are repeated episodes....

Dogs: stools, dogs health, blood in the stool
dogs health, blood in the stool, stools: Hi Reggie, Have you changed her diet at all lately? Some foods can change the color of the stool, but my main concern is that it is also a sign of blood in the stool, especially if it looks like tar. I would take a sample into the vet and have them check...

Dogs: How to stop bad behavier in my lab, obedience class, squirt bottle
obedience class, squirt bottle, garabage: Not easily. Again the mousetraps help. One of my Labs became very proficient at taking things while avoiding the mousetrap. I tied one to a cracker with a string and left it on the corner of the table. What a nasty surprise. You have to take a zero...

Dogs: how can i stop my beagle from begging, learned behavior, mealtime
learned behavior, mealtime, beagle: The easiest way to prevent begging is to just crate them during mealtimes. You could also put them on a down-stay during mealtime, or simply make the eating area off-limits while the family is eating. Obviously, someone has indulged them at some point in time,...

Dogs: to stop bleeding etc., raw spot, bacitracin
raw spot, bacitracin, adenoma: Hello, Given the location of the bleeding sore, you should try to keep the area clean until it can scab over. Try using baby wipes and Bacitracin or NeoSporin ointment 2-3 times a day. Keeping the dog from licking the ointment off might be a challenge,...

Dogs: How to stop my dog from chewing my other dog's wound, cayenne pepper, little devil
cayenne pepper, little devil, black labs: Hi Shar :-) Oh dear. What a little devil your Dog is, lol. I would buy the muzzle hun and use this on your Dog or alternatively, keep them in separate rooms when you or someone is not around so you can keep a eye on them. Or failing that, a strict NO.....bad...

Dogs: How can I stop my dog from climbing on guests?, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dogwhisper: Dear Lee Ann It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Dogs will form their own behavior unless we, as owners, develop their innate Will to Serve. Dogs are not born with good manners. Humans send their...

Dogs: how can i stop my dog eating cats poo, sand pits, litter boxes
sand pits, litter boxes, minature schnauzer: Well, only way you are going to keep him out of it is to keep him on a leash. It isn t insufficient diet, it is just that some dogs like it. disgusting but true. People have some disgusting taste s too. In some areas they eat locusts, and worms, YUCK! In...

Dogs: how to stop my dog from running in the house, obedience lessons, cooperative extension offices
obedience lessons, cooperative extension offices, obedience class: I don t see more exercise and a 3 hour walk every day as the solution to every problem. I do think you need to get out and walk him more. He is old enough for obedience lessons. With somebody the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea....

Dogs: How to stop jumping on cars., visitors cars, correct answer
visitors cars, correct answer, francesca: Dear Sandy, Wow, that is a very tough problem to cure. The difficulty, as I think you ll find, is that you will have to get others involved in helping you solve the behavior. Now, let s start out with the fact that she is a very obedient dog. That...

Dogs: How to stop male dog from making his mark in the house., belly bands, enzyme product
belly bands, enzyme product, housebreaking: You need to thoroughly clean those areas with an enzyme product that will remove ALL traces of urine. In the meantime, I would keep him crated if he cannot be watched, and basically retrain him to remind him of his housebreaking. Neutering him might also...

Dogs: How can I stop my puppy from eating paper?, puppy obedience classes, vanity area
puppy obedience classes, vanity area, little monster: Angela, the simple answer is to keep paper out of his reach, and not let him out of your sight. A 5-month old puppy is in their most aggressive chewing phase, because of teething. Be sure you have several appropriate chew toys (such as Kongs, Nylabones, etc.)...

Dogs: How do I stop my puppy from peeing when being diciplined?, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: We recently kept a 9 month old male Lab. The easiest way to get him into the crate was to put some of the aerosol cheese the lady sent along in a kong. If his testicles are starting to descend, talk to the vet about neutering him now. I am having...

Dogs: strange behavior, body scents, attack dogs
body scents, attack dogs, asthma attack: Hi Jennifer; If i were your mom, I would go in for a COMPLETE physical right away. Something is wrong, and this dog knows it. I am sure you have heard of dogs that are trained and put with people who have heart and other prob,ems, to warn of an approaching...

Dogs: strange behavior., anal glands, strange sign
anal glands, strange sign, local rescue: It could be that your male has an infection or something going on and your female has picked up on it. When I brought in a male dog to foster for a local rescue group one time, my female seemed obsessed about licking his butt. Come to find out, he needed his...

Dogs: strange behavior, walk at night, leg problems
walk at night, leg problems, finace: Hello Sibyl, Wow what you are going through. Well without Xrays and other test I can t give a deffiniate answer. But let me share this with you. My black lab had/has a similiar problem. He started limping and I took him to the vet, got there and no limp...

Dogs: strange behaviors, bichon shitzu, animals habitats
bichon shitzu, animals habitats, strange behaviors: Hi Paula; Dogs can become senile too, and she is up there in years. Another possibility is, maybe she went in there to get a drink and something else was drinking out of her bowl that frightened her. She may be afraid to be there by herself. Do you have...

Dogs: strange behavoir when I'm not around, behavoir, blood in the urine
behavoir, blood in the urine, panic attack: Hi Nikole; The blood in the urine doesn t sound like a panic attack. She needs to be taken to a Veterinarian that is interested in getting to the bottom of it, and finding help for this poor dog. Has your Vet run tests on the feces samples? I have seen...

Dogs: strange dog behavior, refferences, protective mother
refferences, protective mother, spirit world: Hi Marti; Well,the jury is still out on whether or not there are spirits among us. There is so much we DON T know, even though wq are conceitd enough to think we know it all. One things though, if there IS a spirit in your house, it will not harm you. ...

Dogs: stray dog, mammary glands, terrier mix
mammary glands, terrier mix, x rays: Not really. If she seems swollen, its possible that she is pregnant. Their mammary glands will start to swell about a week before they have puppies. It s also possible that she has had a litter recently and is still stretched from nursing, but is no longer...

Dogs: stray dogs, deserving dogs, street dogs
deserving dogs, street dogs, dogs and cats: No one really knows the answer to this question, but it is a fact that over 105 million dogs and cats are born in this country each year (over 70,000 a DAY), and there are only something like 84 million households available. And a lot depends in which part...

Dogs: stray puppy, stray puppy, true member
stray puppy, true member, neutral ground: Thank you for adopting her. I would trust the vet on the age. Are the teeth tightly spaced? When they come in, they are. Then as the jaw grows, there are gaps, and the adult teeth start coming in. When the dogs meet, I would keep both on leash...

Dogs: stress, wet kiss, emotional relationship
wet kiss, emotional relationship, pet your pet: Thanks for your question. Yes this is true. The comfort and companionship that pets provide their owners can help reduce stress, keep them healthier, and even increase self-esteem. Pets provide us with companionship, social interaction and an emotional...

Dogs: stubborn puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership issue: I would start with a visit to the vet. If there isn t any physical problem, likely it is a leadership issue. All the more likely if she isn t spayed. Until they are mature at 3 years, dogs will challenge you for leadership from time to time as they mature....

Dogs: Our stuck up yorkie and scardy-cat, scardy cat, living in fear
scardy cat, living in fear, simon simon: Andrea, it s difficult to say what you should do, without actually being there. There are several things you could try, but in all honesty, with an uncooperative cat, it s going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible. I would recommend that you consult...

Dogs: stud dogs, cerf exam, stud owner
cerf exam, stud owner, stud owners: Hi Mern Researching Stud Dogs If you cannot visit the prospective studs in person contact the stud dog s owners and ask for a video of him in a natural setting. You want to see him running around and from every angle. Photographs are second best, they...

Dogs: stud service akc, bitch owner, cindy lou
bitch owner, cindy lou, stud service: Hello Cathy, AKC will not make you sign anything. That is not what they do. The owner of the Bitch could take you to court and hold you responsible and the court could make you sign the litter papers if they find in her favor. But AKC does not get involved...

Dogs: studding tea cup yorkie, tea cup yorkie, ytca
tea cup yorkie, ytca, yorkies: Hi Donna, well the bad news is that studs are a dime a dozen so studding out a dog is not that easy as far as getting someone to mate with your dog. There really aren t any books and such geared towards studding because of the fact there really isn t much...

Dogs: no subject, benadryl for dogs, belgium malinois
benadryl for dogs, belgium malinois, mild sedative: Hi Tyler, The Malinois are very nice dogs. I live in Tennessee, and a close neighboring town uses this breed exclusively in their police work! Anyway, it s a shame that he is so scared of storms but this is not uncommon. If I were you, and I knew it...

Dogs: The subject of Bandogs, swinford bandogge, neo mastiff
swinford bandogge, neo mastiff, english mastiff: You should have been able to respond to my answer to the other person, but I m not sure how to tell you to navigate to that page. You did not provide your website address, so I cannot view it, but I will post a followup to the person who was asking about...

Dogs: no subject, belgium malinois, mild sedative
belgium malinois, mild sedative, bolt hole: This is a common problem. My own dog is very storm shy also but thankfully she only hides. Firstly do not make a fuss of her and reassure her or the behaviour will be re-inforced because she will think there is something to be afraid of. I would invest...

Dogs: submisive peeing, month and a half, saint bernard
month and a half, saint bernard, peeing: Thanks for your question. My saint bernard would do that same thing to my boyfriend when he would come near him. Its the wolf coming out in her. In a pack in order to show submisive behavior they will lay on the ground on there backs and pee or whine to...

Dogs: submisive peeing, puppy training, mistrust
puppy training, mistrust, back door: Dear Ethan Thank you for your question. Your Dad needs to stop scolding your puppy. He is only making the problem worse, and your puppy will continue to toilet in the house. Also hitting a dog will only lead to miss trust from the owner, and you will...

Dogs: submissive/excitement peeing, month old baby, border collie
month old baby, border collie, helpful tips: Hi Amanda; This is excited peeing and because he is so young. He doesn t have complete control of his organs yet. He is still in his infancy. Patience and a little more time for his organs to develope more will make a difference. the 7 years for each...

Dogs: submissive urination, german shorthaired pointer, submissive urination
german shorthaired pointer, submissive urination, enzymatic cleaner: Dennis, how long have you had the dog, and have you done anything as of yet to try and solve the problem? Submissive urination is usually a puppy thing that is outgrown once the dog reaches maturity. However, in some cases it is continued even into adulthood,...

Dogs: submissive wetting, submissive wetter, submissive urination
submissive wetter, submissive urination, term prognosis: Hello, Cindy. Submissive urination is a common problem with puppies, and if ignored, usually resolves itself as the puppy gets older. If the puppy is scolded or reprimanded for doing it, it can become worse and progress into a lifelong problem. If it is ignored,...

Dogs: sudden act of fears, coxing, bag balm
coxing, bag balm, soars: Kids plus an unattended dog can be a big problem. If so, I would put her in a crate inside the trailer when nobody is around to keep an eye on her. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much...

Dogs: sudden aggresion, eagle pet products, intact dogs
eagle pet products, intact dogs, shi tzu: Any time behavior changes suddenly, one should first look for physical reasons. Have your vet go over him with a fine-tooth comb tomorrow, looking for possible pain issues. Be sure to have him check those teeth, too. Is he neutered or intact? Intact dogs...

Dogs: sudden aggression, aggressive behavior in dogs, cause irritability
aggressive behavior in dogs, cause irritability, aggression problems: Hi Nadia, Many times the sudden onset of aggressive behavior in dogs is caused by pain or various diseases that cause irritability. It s always advised to have your dog checked by your vet, just to rule out sickness as the possible reason for any drastic...

Dogs: sudden aggressive behaviour, little dictator, doggie daycare
little dictator, doggie daycare, dog spaying: Hi Gretchen; I expect it is a case of hormones, AND, a competition to be the alpha dog. spaying is very necessary for their haealth anyway. spaying a femal prevents breast cancer and some other cancers and other illnesses. Neutering a male prevents Prostrate...

Dogs: sudden aggressive behaviour, doggie daycare, elderly male
doggie daycare, elderly male, beardie: Yes the spaying might help,but it takes about three weeks for the hormones to calm down after that as well If that doesn t help,you need to see a trainer as soon as you can,before it gets any worse And sometimes,unfortunatly the only thing you can do...

Dogs: sudden aggressive behaviour, creative attempts, doggie daycare
creative attempts, doggie daycare, elderly male: Quite often as an intact female approaches the time for her heat, she will show behavioral changes. I have often suggested flaky behavior is one of the first signs of it. I would schedule the spaying as soon as possible. Many vets dislike doing it once...

Dogs: sudden behavioral change in dog., complex partial seizures, separation anxiety
complex partial seizures, separation anxiety, boredom: Hi Stephanie, Like I said, you may never have an explanation for your dog s habit. Sometimes dogs develop a separation anxiety following a long interval, such as a vacation, during which the owner and dog are constantly together. Sometimes it starts...

Dogs: sudden death of our Yorkie, tasty morsel, kidney trouble
tasty morsel, kidney trouble, time bombs: Hi Robin, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, things have been real hectic the past couple of days. Blood clots can form anywhere in the body. There is no prediction as to where or when, and they can break loose at anytime. My grandfather passed...

Dogs: sudden death, boarder collie, playing in the snow
boarder collie, playing in the snow, perfect skin: Without a necropsy knowing exactly what happened is impossible of course, but he could have had a heart attack or a stroke, just like people do. Sometimes they re blood sugar can drop and they can pass out and slip away. I m very sorry for your loss and...

Dogs: sudden dog death, closet shelving, bloody stool
closet shelving, bloody stool, dry nose: Could be parvo. Even with shots, sometimes they don t take. If you plan to get anothe dog in the next 6 months, treat the yard and any of the house he used with bleach to prevent infecting the next dog. You really shouldn t let a dog bark and annoy the...

Dogs: sudden dog death..., atopsy, warning signs
atopsy, warning signs, necropsy: Hi Cesar, I am sorry to hear about your brother s dog passing away this weekend. Unfortunately, the vet is right, without any marks on the dog there is no way to tell why the dog passed without a necropsy (animal autopsy). They will need to look at all...

Dogs: sudden strange behavior, german rottweiler, dining room table
german rottweiler, dining room table, abnormal behaviors: Hi Jennifer, This appears to be perhaps several things: when you say he s oblivious when he licks the air, it makes me feel that perhaps there s some seizure type issue going on. A sudden behavioural change in an animal can indicate a serious medical issue,...

Dogs: a supplement to add to my dogs food, glucosamine chondroitin, dogs food
glucosamine chondroitin, dogs food, nutrition exercise: Hi Louise, It is usually possible to improve the quality of life for arthritic pets a great deal, through nutrition, exercise, pain relief, and weight management. Regular moderate exercise, weight control, are two of the most important things you can...

Dogs: surgery cost, cruciate ligament rupture, anterior cruciate ligament
cruciate ligament rupture, anterior cruciate ligament, border collie: Hi Mary, I m sorry, but it s been awhile since I worked for a vet, so I have no idea. I am sure it will be in the hundreds though. I would call a vets office and just ask. People do that all the time. Good luck to you and your dog! God Bless, Beck...

Dogs: surgery side effects, costipation, first option
costipation, first option, hernia: this question is a good one. your vet should be contacted with your concerns, if the issue is a complication of the surgery then the vet may not charge you. but the vet should be contacted about what is happening. costipation, and stomach issues may be a side...

Dogs: swallowed a raw hide, general malaise, raw hide
general malaise, raw hide, x rays: Since it has been 18 hours, whatever she ate should have come out by now. If she hasn t passed any rawhide I worry that it may be stuck somewhere. Usually with dogs who have what s called a foreign body they do exhibit lethargy, vomiting, fever and general...

Dogs: swelling of eyes, free animal poison control, poison control center
free animal poison control, poison control center, hydrogen peroxide: Hi Rollie, There are many kinds of poison, and many different responses an animal can have to being poisoned, but swollen eyes and throat can be a reaction. If you think your dog might have ingested a chemical poison, you must act fast to stop the poison...

Dogs: swelling nipples on toy dogs, blader infection, blood stains
blader infection, blood stains, toy dogs: Hello No dog in the world comes in heat at 10 weeks old that just isnt right maybe it was a blader infection when you saw blood stains.....but infections in the bladder normal yeild blood in the pee weathers heat cycles have bloody discharges on the butt that...

Dogs: swelling, tail down won't sit, bladder infection, kidney infection
bladder infection, kidney infection, loin area: A bladder infection is usually discovered when the dog starts urinating frequently, often accompanied by blood in the urine. Older dogs often have fat pads in the loin area over where their kidneys are located, but that would be on both sides. I couldn t...

Dogs: swelling, sinus headaches, nose area
sinus headaches, nose area, alcohol content: Hi Nichole, It sounds like your Doberman may have been stung, although this is only a guess. It could have been a spider bite too. You can give him some Benadryl that will help if this is the case. For dogs 30-50lbs, give 25mg. For dogs over 50lbs,...

Dogs: swimming, running start, little dog
running start, little dog, purina: Hi Marcus; Yes they can, if they want to. We once had a little dog that would go swimming with our kids, in a rocky bottomed creek we used to go to. He would walk into the water, and walk on the bottom until he was completely immersed, including his tail,...

Dogs: swimming pool, family pool, chlorinated water
family pool, chlorinated water, candace: Hi Candace! I think that is so cute that she wants to go for a swim! I think she is probably ok, but I would rinse her afterwards to get the chlorine out of her coat and skin. It will dry her skin out if you don t. Also, be sure that she is able to get...

Dogs: swimming, ear infections, nancy
ear infections, nancy, dogs: it is safe for dogs to be in water...depending on the type of dog, you may have to watch for ear infections..the how to part is very lengthy and takes several lessons so i can really not answer here...look for a local trainer in your area. thanks nanc...

Dogs: switching dog food, hills prescription diet, natural dog food
hills prescription diet, natural dog food, sensitive dogs: Triple phosphate crystals occur when the dog has a bladder infection. These crystals are also called struvite crystals. They are not caused by diet. They are formed from the waste product of the bacteria in the bladder that produce the enzyme that changes...

Dogs: switching dogs food, nutritious dog food, flint river ranch
nutritious dog food, flint river ranch, dogs food: First you need to get a good-quality food such as Eagle, Solid Gold, Flint River Ranch, Wellness, etc. My suggestion would be Eagle Holistic Chicken, but it should be a chicken-based product (NO BY-PRODUCTS!). Initially, grind up some kibble in a blender,...

Dogs: switching to home made dog food, natural dog food, homemade diet
natural dog food, homemade diet, home made dog food: Hi Michelle, Feeding your dogs a homemade diet will certainly guarantee your dogs get the best possible ingredients in their food, but it can take up a lot of time. I guess that s how manufactured pet foods got popular in the first place. California...

Dogs: swolen and leaking nipples, leaking nipples, yorky
leaking nipples, yorky, bouncy ball: Yes, the one is a tumor, but only the vet can say if it is cancerous or not. If she is not spayed and was in season 8-9 weeks ago, you could be seeing breast milk. Otherwise, I can only think it might be pus, and then she should be seen ASAP. If you think...

Dogs: swollen ear flap, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions
mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions, ear flap: Alicia, I think he will be ok. Just keep an eye on him. You could give him some benadryl for the swelling. I am attaching information about giving dogs benadryl that you may want to keep on hand. I really think he will be ok. God Bless, Becky ...

Dogs: swollen ear, white german shephard, ear mites
white german shephard, ear mites, html god: Hi Scott! Your dog has an ear hematoma, which means the ear is filled with blood. This usually happens because of scratching or shaking of the head due to ear mites, or some type of ear infection. You need to take him to a Veterinarian where it will be lanced...

Dogs: swollen face, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Wendy! I wonder if there is something outside that she is allergic to? Has anyone treated their yard with insecticide or something similar? Do you go out with her? If not, could she have been stung by a bee? Perhaps there is a bees nest close by and...

Dogs: swollen nipples and discharge, calcium tablets, swollen nipples
calcium tablets, swollen nipples, mammary glands: It takes awhile for the milk to go away, her body is telling her she needs to feed her babies and the extra calcium is also keeping her milk up. Try feeding her a lower protein dog food for awhile, and use some hot compresses, at least three times a day on...

Dogs: swollen paw, baby aspirin, broken bones
baby aspirin, broken bones, emergency facilities: HI Anita, Aspirin will help ease the swelling and pain. Follow the directions below. God Bless! Becky Giving your dog Aspirin Aspirin can be given safely to your dog if used in the correct dosage. It is usually given to relieve the pain of arthritis,...

Dogs: swollen saliva glands, swollen saliva glands, swollen saliva gland
swollen saliva glands, swollen saliva gland, local animal shelters: Hi Bill, There is no substitute for vet care. Salivary gland cysts can be very painful, please don t deny your dog the care he needs. Talk to your vet. Many times you can work out a payment schedule for bills. The Humane Association, or local animal...

Dogs: symptoms of puppies going into heat, swelling of the vulva, yorkshire terrier
swelling of the vulva, yorkshire terrier, first signs: Savannah, the average female will enter there first heat around 7-12 months of age the first signs for an observant owner will be a swelling of the vulva, which can be noticeable just before you notice blood(though some females are so meticulously clean...

Dogs: symptoms, upper respiratory infection, upset stomach
upper respiratory infection, upset stomach, dog flu: Julie, Sounds like your dog may have some kind of upper respiratory infection. Is your pet up to date of all vaccines? There was a kind of dog-flu going around about 6 months ago, I m not sure what part of the country you re in, but I think you should...

Dogs: szhitzu pups, giving birth to puppies, belly area
giving birth to puppies, belly area, little dog: Hi Eve, Yes a little dog can die giving birth to puppies that are from larger fathers. She can have a Casarian section when the pups are born, so I would count 63 days from when she was gone and figure that as her due date. Then plan with your vet to be...

Dogs: Tail docking, frequent urinary tract infections, bowel incontinence
frequent urinary tract infections, bowel incontinence, border collie: Hi Nicole Have you taken her to the vet to see if anything can be done for her bowel incontinence? That would be my very first suggestions. If it s just something she s going to have to live with. I would definitely consider docking her tail. It will be a...

Dogs: Tail injury on my lab, stinky stuff, bald spot
stinky stuff, bald spot, 2 steps: She may be biting it to relieve an itch. Are most of her calories coming from a commercial dog chow? If not, cut out everything else, it is difficult to assure a balanced and complete diet otherwise. Do not bathe her too often. Most Labs can go indefinitely...

Dogs: Tail Wagging, boxer puppy, ligament damage
boxer puppy, ligament damage, wags: Hi, I have seen this before, and it can come from different things. More than likely she broke something in her tail when she was born, (that is not that uncommon) or again from the birthing process (or docking if her tail is docked) she might have some nerve...

Dogs: Taking care of a dog, german sheppard, safe toys
german sheppard, safe toys, human baby: Hi Jehu; You start the training as soon as you pick the little critter up to take it home with you. Puppies naturally bite to play. when they bite, and they pinch hard enough to need correction, say, NO! don t bite. Be a nica baby ( puppy etc), be gentle...

Dogs: Taking an older dog to the dog groomer, incontinent dogs, horrible job
incontinent dogs, horrible job, cairn terrier: Hi, Why not a compromise. Give her a bath at home, Take her to the groomer and ask them to give her a sanitary and do her head including ears and face. That way you can keep the hair away from the areas where she wets herself. Also there are diapers...

Dogs: Tapeworms in dogs, tapeworms in dogs, tapeworm eggs
tapeworms in dogs, tapeworm eggs, vet bill: Hi LJ, Hate to break the news to you, but Evict won t get rid of tapeworms. It is hard to find any meds over-the-counter that actually kill tapeworms. The reason your fecal came back normal is because it just happens that the portion of stool you took in...

Dogs: Target Potty Training, pen type, lawn areas
pen type, lawn areas, target: Ok. The reason she doesnt understand is that she has been using the grass since she was a puppy, and can t possibly understand why things have changed. You could try getting some of her toilet and putting it where you would like her to go. You could also...

Dogs: Tartar builup on puppy, tartar buildup, true age
tartar buildup, true age, molars: It s very unlikely that a 6 month old puppy is going to have tartar build up on his molars as he would have just had them erupt not too long ago. I suppose anything is possible, but if you don t know for sure when your dog was born, I would have to agree...

Dogs: Tartar, nutri dent, adult dog food
nutri dent, adult dog food, dry flaky skin: Kim, If her teeth are really in bad shape, she will need a dental cleaning. Unfortuantely, with dogs this is a surgical procedure that will run you around $200 almost anywhere you go. I do recommend you schedule a dental for her while you are able to. If...

Dogs: Taste Buds, sheep dog, taste buds
sheep dog, taste buds, car sickness: I live in Ireland, and Greyhounds are big business over here. I also have many hares in my fields and won t tell any greyhound fancier about them! The town is called Nenagh. The name - Just the Dog Pound. Thank you, I just wondered where the pound would...

Dogs: TETANUS, nux vomica, risus sardonicus
nux vomica, risus sardonicus, alpha lipoic acid: Hi Christy, I received the following from a colleague who runs an alternative health clinic. I realize that her suggestions are very difficult to impliment for your dog, which is why I had recommended high doses of vit. C powder as can be tolerated by...

Dogs: Tea cup poodle, tea cup poodle, ear infection
tea cup poodle, ear infection, poodle: It sounds like some sort of ear infection, but if your vet cannot find any evidence of a problem, then I am thinking it might be psychosomatic. Possibly at some point your dog had someone pull on his ear or he did have an ear infection or some sort of injury,...

Dogs: Teach a baby Maltese to go from PP pads to going outisde, pee pee, foot leash
pee pee, foot leash, potty train a dog: Hello, Its never to early to outdoor potty train a dog...within reason I outdoor trained all my dogs from the first day home that would be from 12 weeks, 7 weeks and 7 1/2 weeks of age without problems. I am giving a link to my website there you will find...

Dogs: Teaching a 4 yr old retriever to fetch, dear companion, grief process
dear companion, grief process, playmate: Hi Tony; Maybe he just doesn t like to fetch. If he was used to being with an older person, most likely he learned to be more of a companion than a playmate, and is more sedentary. I NEVER use treats to teach an animal. I use praise for a reward. This...

Dogs: Teaching a Dog to Swim in a Pool, home pool, wading pool
home pool, wading pool, pool safety: Hi Maggie, If you throw in a toy, your dog will probably jump right in, since you know he already enjoys the water. The problem is getting in and out of the pool. Show him the steps, ramp, or ladder from the deck and say “steps.” Then take him a short...

Dogs: Teaching a dog to Heel & not jump up on me, petco stores, obedience course
petco stores, obedience course, rabbit hunters: I never use a food treat as a reward, only praise. when you train with food rewards, the dog gets into the habit of getting a treat, so they will perform and perform, until they drive you nuts, just to get the treat. The obedience class is necessary, because...

Dogs: Teaching my dog to heel, positive reinforcement, recommended training
positive reinforcement, recommended training, paw: Hi Henry, Sure sounds like you have a stubborn boy on your hands. You didn t mention the breed, and I would be curious. You also didn t say where you live, but I would forego the $25 and call a GOOD, RECOMMENDED training school, one that uses positive reinforcement,...

Dogs: Teaching to stay, petco stores, obedience classes
petco stores, obedience classes, petsmart: Hi Jenny; He is pretty young to get into such advanced ( for his age) commands as stay. You can teach your dog anything by doing it enough, but if you don t know how it is supposed to be done, then if you hav to leave the dog with someone elsae for a time,...

Dogs: Teacup Maltese puppies, teacup maltese puppies, teacup maltese puppy
teacup maltese puppies, teacup maltese puppy, shoulder blade: Hello theres no such thing as teacups these are just abnormaly small examples of the breed and often genticly weak and die much earlier then a average sized spemcimen I reccomend getting a dog through a reptible registered breeder who doesnt use plots like...

Dogs: Teacup Maltese, metro detroit area, teacup maltese
metro detroit area, teacup maltese, maltese breeders: I do not know of a breeder in your area. I would do an online search for Maltese Breeders. It should pull up many sites. However, be very careful who you buy from. There are some less than honest breeders out there only wanting to get your money. Also,...

Dogs: Teacup Pugs and harm to the Pug Breed, pug breed, breed dogs
pug breed, breed dogs, c sections: Hi Kim, It would be harmful to the breed since they have such problems giving birth (a lot of them need c-sections as it is), and to make them smaller would just make more complications. Why anyone would would make any of these so called designer dogs which...

Dogs: Tear Stains, toy poodle, dogs food
toy poodle, dogs food, cindy lou: Hello Sharon, You have asked the right person this question. I have a solution for you. First off you have to understand that the staining/discoloration is due to tearing. The brown color is from your dogs pH. To eliminate this discoloration you have to...

Dogs: Teething Problem, adult teeth, deciduous teeth
adult teeth, deciduous teeth, female puppy: Any vet should be able to remove any retained deciduous teeth that she may have and with minimal anesthesia. Since she is only 6 months old, unless she is having problems with the retained teeth, you can also give it a little more time to see if they will...

Dogs: Teething or sick?, small breed dogs, canned dog food
small breed dogs, canned dog food, chicken baby: Hi Leyva! I doubt she is having problems because of the loose tooth. I have never encountered a puppy to not eat because of it. If she is eating the rice, then I think she may be a bit spoiled and is holding out for the good stuff . LOL Try mixing some...

Dogs: Teething and Toilet Training!, adult teeth, grassy spot
adult teeth, grassy spot, toilet training: Both problems are much easier to fix at 7 weeks than 7 months. From my housebreaking FAQ: Choose a command and spot you want it to use. The less accessible to strays, the less chance of serious disease. If it is a female, choosing a non grassy spot...

Dogs: Temperature, normal temperature, happy holidays
normal temperature, happy holidays, follow ups: 100.5-102.5 is considered normal, but it varies for some dogs. My dogs usually hang around 100-101 and I really start paying attention at 102. Typical advice is to call your vet if it goes up to 103, but I personally feel my dogs have a fever if they get...

Dogs: Terrible Anxiety, boarding kennel, rescue group
boarding kennel, rescue group, pitbull: Sounds like your going to need professtional help for her,some dogs need medications like Prozac to calm them down,and some dogs need special training The best thing would be to take her to the vet and talk about the best options for her,as each dog is...

Dogs: Terrier /Chihuahuas mix, puppy housebreaking tips, sure what kind
puppy housebreaking tips, sure what kind, little cutie: Hi Rhonda, Sounds like you have a little cutie there! You need to get her a sweater. Walmart sells them. Let her go out to use the potty then take her back in. She doesn t need to spend that much time outside. If it snows, be sure to clear an area that...

Dogs: Terrier health issues, vim and vigor, health warranty
vim and vigor, health warranty, hearty breed: HI JAMES WELL LOOKING AT ONE IN A PET STORE COULD OF CAME FROM A PUPPY MILL OR SORTS THAT ARE INBREDS, NO CARE GIVEN THEM AT ALL. NEVER BUY A DOG OR PUPPY FROM A PET STORE. I HAVE HAD BOSTONS FOR MANY YEARS AND NEVER HAD AN EYE PROBLEM UNTIL THEY GOT VERY...

Dogs: Terrier likes to eat cotton, jack russell terrier, puppy food
jack russell terrier, puppy food, tiny ball: Hi, all puppies chew, but if they are ingesting alot of what they are chewing there could be another reason. I would change him over to Eukanuba puppy food to start. I find Jack Russels need more ash in their diet. He should be getting fed three times...

Dogs: Terrified dog, collor, great dane
collor, great dane, stroke: Well it is probably a good idea to have him to start to take food from your hand for even a few days before you start to touch him,and when you feel it s time to try,to it SLOWLY and maybe just touching him with the tips of your finger,and when he allows that...

Dogs: TerriPoo Allergies, health question, benadryl
health question, benadryl, seattle wa: Thanks for your question and sorry it took so long. I would use benadryl for humans. It will work wonders and help if she is getting a cold too. Basicly all your vet is going to give you is supplies that he himself got from the pharmacy. That pretty much...

Dogs: Territorial/aggressiveness, obedience classes, mini schnauzer
obedience classes, mini schnauzer, two dogs: I can guarantee if one of my dogs did that to me that he would NOT be getting any bones or treats! Those should be rewards for good behavior, and be removed immediately at the first sign of aggression. Since he has already progressed to the point of trying...

Dogs: Territorial/aggressiveness, dear jennifer, food toy
dear jennifer, food toy, mini schnauzer: Dear Jennifer Thank you for your question. Your dog is being possessive over his food, treats and toys and unfortunately this behaviour comes out as aggression. Here is some advice of how to deal with your dog possessiveness. Here is some advice: ...

Dogs: Territorial/aggressiveness, pet rescue groups, petco stores
pet rescue groups, petco stores, knuckle bones: Hi Jennifer; Sounds like Murray is a bit of a spoiled brat. LOL He has had his own way too long. This behavior should have been nipped in the bud when it first started. I would suggest an obedience class for Murray. It is a good thing for you too, because...

Dogs: Territorial/aggressiveness, mini schnauzer, two dogs
mini schnauzer, two dogs, thalman: Hi, Jennifer, and thanks for asking! First, let me just say that with aggression issues, it can be extremely hard to help someone without actually seeing the dog in person. For that reason, I highly recommend trying to find a trainer in your area that...

Dogs: Territorial/aggressiveness, harmonious life, mini schnauzer
harmonious life, mini schnauzer, dog aggression: Jennifer, Aggression, or red zone is very serious business. It can lead to the biting and/or mauling of humans as well as other dogs. There is no way, as careful as you try to be, that you can predict all future situations. Accidents are things that...

Dogs: Territorial Chihuahua, dear sidney, personal office
dear sidney, personal office, little dog: Dear Sidney, Thanks for the question. Explaining how to cure this behavior is beyond the scope of this board. One good book that comes to mind is The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell. Basically, you ll need to pay your dog for NOT REACTING - practice...

Dogs: Testicles, male dogs, border terrier
male dogs, border terrier, experiance: Hello, Thanks for emailing. Well in my experiance with male dogs they start to drop at 5 months old by eight months I neutered my male dog and he had his adult sized tests...my sisters chihuahua s came in by 5 months as well. Retained tests need to be...

Dogs: Thanks for previous answer, don radlauer, special relationship
don radlauer, special relationship, best of luck: HI DON WELL THANKS FOR THANKING ME, VERY KIND OF YOU AND I WISH YOU ALL THE UTMOST BEST OF LUCK WITH KEEPING WITH THE DOG AND TRYING. JUST TRY AND THINK LIKE A DOG, THIS IS WHAT I DO WITH MINE AND IT WORKS. KIND REGARDS PATT WWW.SCHREKNHAUS.CO...

Dogs: Therapy / Companion Dog, high heart rate, iaadp
high heart rate, iaadp, family dr: Try contacting some of these organizations: http://www.iaadp.org http://www.caninecompanions.org/ http://www.neads.org/ http://www.pawswithacause.org/ Some schools don t like to furnish dogs to those under 18. Check around and find the right program...

Dogs: I Think My Dog is Eating Squirrel Feces, lhasa apso, eating the seed
lhasa apso, eating the seed, bird feeder: Hi Kathy, The only thing I would worry about is that he would pick up parasites from the squirrels feces. You may want to take a sample of his stool to your Vet ever now and then and have it checked. He may be eating the seed hulls, that s what I caught...

Dogs: Thinking about getting a mini, miniature schnauzer puppy, amsc
miniature schnauzer puppy, amsc, miniature schnauzer: The only way one should consider getting a younger puppy (of any breed) when they are gone all day is to have someone who can come in at lunchtime to potty the puppy and play with it for a bit. Otherwise, I feel that a person should consider getting an older...

Dogs: Thinning Hair 2, cushings syndrome, skin mites
cushings syndrome, skin mites, hair loss in dogs: Hi Melissa, I m sorry I don t recall whatever answer I give to somebody in Feb of 2006. If my advice sounds suspiciously similar, it s because it s what I consider to be the correct answer! No, your dog isn t loosing her hair because of feelings of abandonment...

Dogs: Thinning hair, inhalant allergy, common hormonal disorder
inhalant allergy, common hormonal disorder, vet visit: Hi Jasson, I will assume that you ve ruled out fleas or other insects as the cause of your dog s itching and hair loss. Aside from food allergies, an inhalant allergy (also known as atopy ) has the same symptoms. There are also times when hair loss...

Dogs: Three New Puppies, canine parvo, little puppy
canine parvo, little puppy, countless questions: The owner of the Beagle is correct to be concerned. Parvo is a big problem. One sniff of where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months at the wrong time, is enough to give a little puppy a fatal case of parvo. I have seen countless questions where...

Dogs: Throwing up, organ failure, health concern
organ failure, health concern, dehydration: Hi Donna, If she is vomiting immediately after eating or drinking, getting her directly to your veterinarian is important, as this could mean there s an obstruction of some kind. Not drinking is actually more of a health concern than not eating. Dehydration...

Dogs: Throwing up after drinking, purina puppy chow, sensitive stomachs
purina puppy chow, sensitive stomachs, raw diet: Hi, If you want to see what is happening in your dogs stomach, then wet the dry food in a bowl and wait a half hour. You will be able to see at that point, how much it is swelling. This could be the problem, since this is an Airedale I am going to save...

Dogs: Throwing Up His Food, purina beneful, flint river ranch
purina beneful, flint river ranch, mini schnauzer: I don t believe there is a grocery store that sells any pet food worth buying. You can find some good foods at some of the pet supply stores, and if you do an online search for particular dog (or cat) foods, many company sites will locate nearby dealers for...

Dogs: Throwing up, nutro max, stomach virus
nutro max, stomach virus, sinus infection: Hi Susan I would suspect some type of stomach virus, or a sinus infection. The yellowish bile sounds like stomach acid. sometimes when they have bad sinuses, and get an infection, the vomit will be discolored. Acid in the stomach will also. I would take...

Dogs: Thunder frightens dog - destroys house, cardboard boxes, dogs history
cardboard boxes, dogs history, expecting rain: Well what you can try is to put him either in a room that you don t care about,or put him in a crate when you go out,and when you are home and it rains,that way he is contained and protects him and your house What you can try as well,is call around to dog...

Dogs: Thunder panic, prostrate infection, rain showers
prostrate infection, rain showers, belly bands: You could try desensitization techniques, but you would have to bring him in the house to do so. There are products on the market to help with urinary incontinence, if you re willing to try it. These products are often called belly bands, or male diapers...

Dogs: Thunder panic, shelley davis, prostrate infection
shelley davis, prostrate infection, rain showers: Dear Mark, Thank you for writing to me about your beautiful dog. I can t imagine the panic he feels when thunder and other factors trigger a panic attack. If I were walking in your shoes I would allow him into the house during such episodes and prepare...

Dogs: Thyroid, thyroid medication, nasty problems
thyroid medication, nasty problems, rib cage: This really depends on the individual. I have had a couple that looked pregnant after just a few days, and one I couldn t tell until a puppy kicked my hand a couple days before she delivered. It is not uncommon for first litters to be carried very high under...

Dogs: TICK AND FLEE, flea problem, flea products
flea problem, flea products, fleas: Hi Avi, I have found that you really need to rotate flea products as the fleas start to become immune to them after a few generations of the flea family have past. I also hail from So. Cal., so totally understand where you are coming from when it comes to...

Dogs: Ticks, lyme disease, monthes
lyme disease, monthes, droplet: Hey, Your dog doesn t need any medical treatment or medicine. She only needs a flea/tick collar or droplet that you can buy from any pet shop. These collars or droplets usually expire every 3 monthes, but are excellent in killing any ticks your dog may have...

Dogs: Ticks, cyst, flea control
cyst, flea control, fleas: The best thing to do would be to spray it with a tick spray, you can get one from pet stores, wal-mart, your vet etc... and then pull the tick off with forceps (tweezers). If it doesn t come out easily and you do not think it is a tick it could be a small...

Dogs: Ticks, tick products, overgrown trees
tick products, overgrown trees, daily basis: There must be some sprays out there to repel the ticks altogether, but the Frontline/Advantix type oil doesn t stop them from coming on the dog. Once the tick attaches itself to the dog, that is when it is effected by the pesticide. I am not aware of any...

Dogs: Ticks!, fleas and ticks, oral meds
fleas and ticks, oral meds, k9 advantix: Hi Colleen and thanks for your question. I believe that most of the oral products available, don t work for ticks, so you may have to use the topicals. They (the topicals) are very good however, in repelling and killing ticks. Some of the products won t...

Dogs: Ticks, red scab, lyme disease
red scab, lyme disease, painful leg: Hi Angela, The chances of a dog getting Lyme disease from a tick that was attached for less than 24 hours is slim. The fact the limping isn t getting worse is also a sign your dog doesn t have Lyme, since limping usually progresses over three to four days...

Dogs: Ticks?, fleas and ticks, skin discolorations
fleas and ticks, skin discolorations, black dot: Hi Leah, It s not uncommon for a young dog to develop skin discolorations as they get older. Keep an eye on the spot, if it should gets larger or changes shape, becomes an area that is crusting or oozes, or if it seems to be a an area your dog pays...

Dogs: Tie-Outs, two dogs, fence
two dogs, fence, chains: You will need to fence your yard the dogs chains will get tangled and chaining a dog and trying to introduce another can spell disater...dogs have been known to become territorial over the area they can reach with there chain and may attack animals or people...

Dogs: Time Away, housebreaking a puppy, getting a new dog
housebreaking a puppy, getting a new dog, human contact: Perhaps I am worse yet. I hate to see a dog left more than 4-5 hours at a time. Nothing wrong with leaving the dog all day as long as it gets a break mid day. If you can t make it back, try to find a neighbor or professional dog walker. If you leave it...

Dogs: Time in a Crate, closet shelving, puppy
closet shelving, puppy, puppies: I have had pretty good luck with 4-5 hours even with a 7 week old. 6 may be OK. The expert rule is its age in months plus 1. I don t know how people that have to work for a living are going to do that. Expect a few accidents. Minimize the problems...

Dogs: Timid/Shy 6 month old standard poodle, toothy smile, obedience class
toothy smile, obedience class, standard poodle: I have been heavily involved in producing dogs comfortable around strangers for a long time. It starts with selecting the breeding stock and caring for them. Puppies need contact with people starting the day they are born, and the more the better between...

Dogs: Tinkerbell Upest Stomach?, those bones, upset stomach
those bones, upset stomach, puppies: Hi Heather! Yes, that is more than likely what has caused her upset stomach. I don t think you should give her anything, just let her get rid of what is in her stomach that is upsetting it. Once her stomach is rid of it, she should be ok. If she does not...

Dogs: Tiny Bumps, tiny bumps, bald spots
tiny bumps, bald spots, benadryl: Hi Amanda, I disagree with your Vet, I think you should take him in. What you are describing is not just normal itching . He could have the beginnings of mange, or some other disorder. If nothing else, they could give him something to stop the itching....

Dogs: Tips for Boxer Pup, boxer pup, puppy shots
boxer pup, puppy shots, housebreaking: I am not sure where you live, but classes usually start at 4 months of age, not six. This is so that the dog has all its puppy shots. In the meantime, you should be working on a simple sit command, housebreaking, chewing issues, etc. And do NOT train with...

Dogs: Tmj problem, holistic vet, laura murphy
holistic vet, laura murphy, painful surgery: Hi Virginia. TMJ is not very common in dogs, but it s certainly possible. I know people who have had TMJ surgery and they have not been very thrilled with the results. Personally, I would try other methods before surgery. If there is a holistic vet anywhere...

Dogs: TOXIC AGENTS TO DOGS, automatic transmission fluid, poison control center
automatic transmission fluid, poison control center, ethylene glycol: Ed, Great question. And difficult to answer. I can t find anything that lists transmission fluid specifically as being toxic. The ingredient in anti-freeze that makes it so poisonous is ethylene glycol. Read the ingredients label on the transmission fluid...

Dogs: Toenails, puppy owner, puppy book
puppy owner, puppy book, apple juice: Hi Leah, I hope you had a bloodless second attempt at nail trimming! I ve never heard of using peanut butter to calm a dog, but if it seems to work on your dog then by all means use it. Dogs usually LOVE peanut butter, and mine are no exception. ...

Dogs: Toilet Training, backing soda, inconsistancy
backing soda, inconsistancy, toilet training: Bree, yes, you are right; the problem is inconsistency. If you do not have one, get him a crate. It should be large enough to allow him to stand, turn around, and lie down in, but no bigger than that or he might start going to the bathroom in there. Whenever...

Dogs: Toilet Training my Lab, cocker spaniel, animal faeces
cocker spaniel, animal faeces, cat repellent: Hi Abby, You can buy a product at a local Home Depot, Orchard or Lowes in their garden department called Repel. It is a granule form dog/cat repellent that keeps them out of gardens and other areas that you do not want them to go in. It works really great...

Dogs: Toilet Training a Maltese ShihTzu, maltese shihtzu, toilet train
maltese shihtzu, toilet train, tasty snack: Hi! I have a shihtzu dog too. i teached him to go outside. but if you will go with your shihtzu to dogshows, it s better to teach her to do on paper or box (because if u go with him outside, her legs and hair would be dirty, and u will have many problems./...

Dogs: Toilet Training, going in circles, sopt
going in circles, sopt, st bernard: Hi Brenda; He will have to go soon after eating, and will have to urinate as soon as he wakes and after he has had water to drink. As soon as he eats, watch him. They will start looking for a place to go, and will either start sniffing around, going in circles,...

Dogs: Toilet training, lab pup, toilet train
lab pup, toilet train, toilet training: Teffy, please visit my web page on house training, which is located at http://housetraining.angelfire.com. If your dog is really only 45 days (6 weeks) old, he s much too young to have been separated from his littermates. Puppies ought to remain with their...

Dogs: Toilet training a Dog, toilet train, dettox
toilet train, dettox, difficult than others: Hello, Vicky. Some dogs can be more difficult than others to house break. The first thing I would recommend is to get him a crate to stay in when you are not able to keep an eye on him at all times, that you can put in the living area of your house to allow...

Dogs: Top dry kibble now?, poor quality feed, food labels
poor quality feed, food labels, food sensitivities: Well, Pam, what to feed can depend on many factors: your budget, whether your dog has any kind of allergies or sensitivities, what is available in your area, etc. If you ll give me a rough estimate of what your budget is – how much you re willing to pay for...

Dogs: Torn between getting another dog?, spaying and neutering, play mate
spaying and neutering, play mate, two females: Hello, Male/female get along better or two females two males often bicker. Spaying and neutering are very nessairy to avoid ighting. Go ahead and get the puppy but be warned having two isnt all its cracked up to be please read the following of my webpages:...

Dogs: Toy breeds, malti poo, local animal shelters
malti poo, local animal shelters, cute puppies: Hi Cynthia, If you aren t intereted in a pure bred, check out the local animal shelters. You would be surprised at some of the cute puppies that show up there. A friend of mine got an adorable shih-tzu that looked awful because it needed a haircut, and...

Dogs: Toy Chinese Crested and Pregnancy, dangerous surgery, chinese cresteds
dangerous surgery, chinese cresteds, chinese crested: Hi, I agree with you that your vet was wrong. The male decides the size of the pups most of the time. I would be very concerned about her breeding with a dog who weighs 3 times her amount. I would definitely be ready for a C-section. No nature does not...

Dogs: Toy dogs, toy dogs, small dogs
toy dogs, small dogs, toy breed: Hello Cheve, All toy dogs are small, that s why their category is called toy . If you go to the AKC website, each toy breed is listed with a description. I personally have chinese crested, chihuahuas and yorkies. You may prefer something else. Do some...

Dogs: Toy Fox Terrier 3 Months, puppy housebreaking tips, fox terrier puppy
puppy housebreaking tips, fox terrier puppy, toy fox terrier: Hi Jean! I used to have a toy fox terrier and they are such cute dogs! Yes,he could have allergies. Are you sure there are no fleas? On some dogs, one flea will drive them bonkers! When you see the Vet, ask him about a heartworm preventative that also...

Dogs: Toy Fox Terrier question, toy fox terrier, dog food allergies
toy fox terrier, dog food allergies, allergy conditions: Hi Natalie, I am always so happy to hear when someone gives a dog or cat from the SPCA a home! It sounds like you have really done your best to get him to feeling and looking better. You may be right about him associating you with having all the stuff done...

Dogs: Toy Fox Terrier Sheds More Than We Want, toy fox terriers, toy fox terrier
toy fox terriers, toy fox terrier, fox terriers: Hi Erik, I used to own a TFT, and I don t remember her shedding that much, but then, I vacuumed about every day so maybe I didn t notice. You can try putting some oil in his diet, that might help. You can buy a special vitamin oil over the counter, or just...

Dogs: Toy fox terrier with sore, red front leg, toy fox terrier, fox terrier
toy fox terrier, fox terrier, purple area: Maybe you can put chicken wire or wood around the bottom of the fence to prevent him from going under, keep the area clean, make sure he does not chew on it, wipe with peroxide and watch for any infection. If your dogs starts getting any other symptoms take...

Dogs: Toy Poodle Behavior After Neutering, vet check, toy poodle
vet check, toy poodle, sexual urges: The fact that you occasionally see his penis hanging out is not an erection. This is just something that males do, particularly when they are sitting. An erection actually makes the penis change dramatically.... getting longer, harder, and wider, and particularly...

Dogs: Toy Poodle Changeed Behaviour, blue blazes, inflamatory drugs
blue blazes, inflamatory drugs, inflammatory arthritis: Hi Tivy; Don t blame her for not wanting to walk on it. I am sure it hurts like blue blazes. I would seriously consider the surgery, if the Veterinarian feels it would correct the promlem. I am sure the resetting hurts very much. Try other inflamatory...

Dogs: Toy Poodle and cataracts, toy poodle, smart dogs
toy poodle, smart dogs, constant companion: Hi James, At his age, I probably wouldn t put him through surgery anyway. That s just my personal opinion. I think you will be surprised how well he will adapt. He is probably used to your routine and has adjusted to it. He knows where the furniture is...

Dogs: Toy Poodle part 2, different massages, extreme aggression
different massages, extreme aggression, nervous breakdowns: Okey; That sounds more serious. My friend s Sheltie, a long time ago, had a nervous breakdown when she was spayed. The veterinarian, ( An idiot!!!) spayed her right in the middle of her season. They moved, and when she was brought hom from the hospital...

Dogs: Toy poodle diet, toy poodle, savory beef
toy poodle, savory beef, beef flavor: I ve tried to get in contact with several better food manufacturers to find out if they distribute in the Philippines or not, and have only heard back from three of them, but it s been a while, so I wanted to let you know I hadn t forgot about you. Here are...

Dogs: Toy poodle Just whelped and doesn't want water., light corn syrup, toy poodle
light corn syrup, toy poodle, canned broth: Hi tory; Try beef or chicken broth. You can get boulion cubes and disolve them in hot water. Bet she won t turn that down, or get some canned broth, or make some with a fresh chicken or beef. If she doesn t seem to have enough milk for the opuppies to satisfy...

Dogs: Toy question, aggression problems, own toys
aggression problems, own toys, play with toys: Hi Annie; Well, all four of my dogs play with all the toys, and they are all over the house and back yard. Every once in a while, Rowdy, one of my Australian Shepherds, decides to kill a toy, and I find stuffed toy guts all over a room. Mine have to keep...

Dogs: Toy Rat terrior leg hurts, rat terrior, separate checks
rat terrior, separate checks, veterinary attention: Hi Britt, Sorry to tell you, but he really needs veterinary attention. You might be able to relieve some of the pain by giving him a warm bath. He may have severe arthritis and he will need a Vet to presribe meds. If I were you, I would call my vet and...

Dogs: Toy/Tea cup poodle puppy, tea cup poodle, poodle puppy
tea cup poodle, poodle puppy, insecurity problem: Hi Karen; Sure they can get fluid in their lungs. It is Pneumonia. They can also have sinus problems, and the mucus can drain into their stomachs, and they will throw up a clear iquid, or if the sinuses are infected, a yellowish fluid. I think I would get...

Dogs: Toys, rubber balls, australian cattle
rubber balls, australian cattle, nyla bones: Nyla bones the durable ones, more kongs....get different types of kongs, Tug ropes, Soild large rubber balls are also fun and not chewable. My dogs have lots of toys from kongs/nyla bones to soft sqeaky toys just be sure to throw out any toys that are being...

Dogs: TRAING PROBLEMS WITH YORKIE, housebreaking problems, male dogs
housebreaking problems, male dogs, yorkie: Hello Amphay! He is old enough to be neutered now. It may help you with your housebreaking problems. Male dogs are bad to lift their legs on the furniture. Having him fixed is a good idea. I don t know why he shakes. My Yorkie doesn t do that and neither...

Dogs: TRAINING DOG, seeing eye dogs, international dogs
seeing eye dogs, international dogs, mobility disabilities: Hi Frankie, Thank you for writing to me. I am so sorry that your sister is going blind. I do not quite understand why she cannot get a guide dog from Guiding Eyes For The Blind. Are you saying that in addition to being blind that your sister has other...

Dogs: TRAINING A OLDER DOG., bitter apple spray, flower pots
bitter apple spray, flower pots, little butt: Hi Donna; He is marking to show that other dog that part of the hopuse is his now. Supposedly bitter apple spray will work. I got some, sprayed it on the furniture I wanted this particular dog to stay off of. DIDN T WORK! I think he actually liked the spray....

Dogs: TRAINING YORKIES, yorkie puppy, closet shelving
yorkie puppy, closet shelving, cute babies: I never had a Yorkie, but my methods should work on them too. Being at home all day should help. However, do not be afraid to use some crate time to keep your work on schedule. People that work at home, work. Much of housebreaking is not training the...

Dogs: Traffic phobia, lifelong effects, traumatic experience
lifelong effects, traumatic experience, bulldog: Belinda, does it matter whether the cars are approaching from the front or from behind you? What kind of collar are you walking her on? What do you do when you know a car is approaching? Some puppies go through several so-called fear periods where they...

Dogs: Train a Dog who's 2., miniature poodle, problem dogs
miniature poodle, problem dogs, social environment: No its not to late..but do you mean to stay outside at all times? if so, then yes there is a problem. Dogs need to be inside in their social environment. If you mean to just go outside sometimes or to go potty, then no.it isnt too late, will just take time...

Dogs: How To Train Newly Adopt Mixed Breed, gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin
gwen bohnenkamp, carol lea benjamin, obedience trainers: The inactivity may be more physical than training. See the vet for a check up. How old is it? Take any medical records you have and let the vet figure out what it needs. Obedience train it. Just because a dog is small, doesn t mean it doesn t need...

Dogs: Trained dog peeing in crate, chicken pot pie, sodium content
chicken pot pie, sodium content, cocker spaniel: Are you the same one that posted this elsewhere, I recently changed my dogs food from Precise Senicare to Merrick Grammys pot pie, I switched because I read the ratings at Dog Food Reviews - Main Index - Powered by ReviewPost and wanted her to be on...

Dogs: Traing my 3 year old yorkie!!, cat litter pan, doggie diaper
cat litter pan, doggie diaper, crate train: Have you considered putting him in a small doggie playpen during the day, rather than crating him? You can put it in the kitchen, or somewhere that doesn t have carpeted floors, and he ll be confined, but maybe not as apt to bark and cry. Try not to make the...

Dogs: Traing to defacate in certain areas., grassy area, patio area
grassy area, patio area, feces: Couple of things. first take the feces and put it in the area you want her to go.....second get a product at the pet store that makes them avoid the area. I can t remember the name something like no stop anyway they will know what to recommend. and...

Dogs: Trainging, puppy housebreaking tips, long hair chihuahua
puppy housebreaking tips, long hair chihuahua, little dogs: Hi Michael! chihuahuas are very smart little dogs, but you have to show them who is boss! lol I found this article on housebreaking on the internet one time and have saved it to pass on with others who are having the same problem as you. I completely...

Dogs: Training, obedience class, lab puppy
obedience class, lab puppy, little puppy: 8 weeks is a great time to start with a puppy. The first trick you want to teach is to relieve herself outside. Following my system builds a foundation to teach basic obedience which you want to start as soon as possible. You will need to keep sessions...

Dogs: Training, long hair chihuahua, closet shelving
long hair chihuahua, closet shelving, grassy spot: Start all over again. Much of what I read on housebeaking is incomplete. An older dog is a little harder than a yong puppy due to both bad habits, and not being as sure when the dog needs to go. You must also either be watching the dog, or have it in the...

Dogs: Training..., training books, dachshund
training books, dachshund, fleas: That is common in younger dogs, but usually they outgrow it by his age. You have talked to the vet about it? Much of what you say you are doing is just what I would say. The praise is very important, keep it up. I guess what you could do is take him out...

Dogs: Training, puppy socialisation, training your puppy
puppy socialisation, training your puppy, puppy training: Dear Dylan Thank you for your question. The best way to training your dog to do basic command and tricks is through positive reinforce (praise & reward). In my opinion the best way you can do this is by using a clicker….have you heard of this before?...

Dogs: Training, male dogs, hunting grounds
male dogs, hunting grounds, housetraining: Hi Summer; This is not accidental. He is doing it deliberately, to mark his territory, so other male dogs will stay out of huis hunting grounds. Neutering will help considerably, and chewing his little behind out for doint it after he is newtered should...

Dogs: Training, military brat, training dogs
military brat, training dogs, grown daughters: Yes, I have two grown daughters, one of which has her own children now. This is one of the easiest questions I ve ever had to answer*G* ;) DOGS are MUCH easier to train; they don t sass back!*GGGGG* LOL! Raising kids was a definite novelty for me since...

Dogs: Training, pommie, pomeranian
pommie, pomeranian, accidents: Hi Debbie, Thanks for asking me an AllExperts question! I need to start by asking if your Pommie was ever reliably housetrained for any period with NO ACCIDENTS, when this period was, for how long, and if anything precipitated her backsliding, such as...

Dogs: Training, puppy school, high praise
puppy school, high praise, yorkie: Danetra, This is why treat training is sometimes not good, but you can do two things. One: hold treat, when he sits give him so much praise that he can t help but get into it. This may be about 30 seconds worth of high praise, make sure you watch the clock....

Dogs: Training, ahh ahh, pee pee
ahh ahh, pee pee, toy poodle: Hope, it is certainly not too late to start training her to go outside to potty, or to use a pan. If you want to train her to go potty outside, you need to get rid of the papers completely, and start taking her outside (LEASHED) as per my instructions on the...

Dogs: Training, little piggies, dogs food
little piggies, dogs food, boot camp: You re likely going to have to separate your dogs while they re eating. Pugs tend to be little piggies about food :). Establishing yourself as dominant alpha in your household will also help. A very helpful website is alpha boot camp, just type it into your...

Dogs: Training, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems
psychological dog training, dog behavior problems, james webster: Dear Heather It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is wonderful that you are concerned about the best way to train your dogs. I will give you the best source, I know of, to help you you...

Dogs: Training my 3 dogs to like eachother., different massages, little dictator
different massages, little dictator, obedience course: H Race; I have an Australian Shepherd mix, and an Australian Cowdog mix. I think all those Aussie breeds are the sweetest dogs. They just go along to get along, and are so loving. My little Lhasa bosses them, and they let the little dictator boss them. ...

Dogs: Training to come, obedience class, flat collar
obedience class, flat collar, leather leash: Dogs are individuals. The problem may more the dog s individual personality than any of your training. Come needs to be taught as part of proper pack status and obedience. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having...

Dogs: Training a 4 year old mutt, short haired pointer, german short haired pointer
short haired pointer, german short haired pointer, stay at home mom: Hello, Lyn, and congrats on your upcoming baby! He probably doesn t think he is supposed to/allowed to use the bathroom on the cement. Cement is very similar to the floors in your house, so he may think he can t go on it. It probably would help to plant...

Dogs: Training, adobe acrobat reader, storm phobia
adobe acrobat reader, storm phobia, dachound: Hi, Sharon, and kudos to you for taking the poor guy in, and having him microchipped and neutered. The neutering may or may not decrease his aggression towards strangers, as that is somewhat of a chihuahua trait, but you won t know for sure for many months....

Dogs: Training, dachound, hip dysplasia
dachound, hip dysplasia, fear of thunderstorms: Hi sharon; Best thing for fear of thunderstorms is a massage. I got this terrific tape about animal massage, and you can work wonders with massage. I completely cured my english setter of fear of thunderstorms with just one 5 minute massage.she was close...

Dogs: Training, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, dachound: Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the 2 legged pack members outrank the 4 legged ones....

Dogs: Training, dachound, two dogs
dachound, two dogs, group class: Hi Sharon..unfortunately you will not like my answer to this problem. I can not help you via text. YOu need a dog trainer that will help you train. IN YOUR HOME is the key, not in a group class or away. This will take about 6-8 weeks to solve. thanks nanc...