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Dogs: dogs in heat, dogs in heat, spayed
dogs in heat, spayed, spay: Hi Destiny, The only way your dog could still come in heat after being spayed is if the ovaries were left intact. This is NOT routine, as the whole point people want their pets spayed is so they don t come into heat. You will need to check with the Vet who...

Dogs: dogs in heat, dogs in heat, types of dogs
dogs in heat, types of dogs, breed dogs: Hi Becky! You didnt say what kind of dog you have, but the smaller breeds do not bleed as much as a larger breed. Dogs are in heat three weeks. The second week has more bleeding and it will taper off the third week. If your dog is small, you can buy baby...

Dogs: dogs in heat, jack russell terrier, dogs in heat
jack russell terrier, dogs in heat, upset stomach: Yes, it s safe if you are careful of the dosage, however, your dog has diarrhea for a reason and that is just a band aid. If your dog has an upset stomach from something she ate, then it will help soothe the stomach, but if it s from parasites, it will only...

Dogs: dogs in heat, dogs in heat, cindy lou
dogs in heat, cindy lou, c section: Hello Jody, A dog will carry her pups from approximately 63 days to 65 days from the first day of breeding. About 7 to 10 days before she delivers she will get milk in her tits. Good luck and I hope everything goes smooth for you. Keep in mind the pups will...

Dogs: dogs in heat, unwanted litters, time dogs
unwanted litters, time dogs, dogs in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks. Your dog will come into heat approximately every 6 months after that. The first part of heat you will notice bleeding from the vulva, swelling of the vulva, possible increase in urination and the...

Dogs: dogs in heat, baby nephew, dogs in heat
baby nephew, dogs in heat, early stages of pregnancy: They dont usually change that much when they are in the early stages of pregnancy. I would see if she settles down when they leave and if she doesnt pop her down to the vet. She might be very stressed out right now which could explain things or she could...

Dogs: dogs in a hurry, gentle leader collar, smartest animals
gentle leader collar, smartest animals, great dogs: Hi Charlie; I would recommend getting into a training class. She has obviously never been taught to work properly on a leash. She may have belonged to one of those idiots that put their dog on a leash and take them for a run, while they drive in their car....

Dogs: which dogs are independent and be left alone while we are at work?, caviler king charles, temperments
caviler king charles, temperments, pet pet: Everytime I see a pic of one of those dogs, I just want to grab it out of the pic and smooch the heck out of it. If one ever comes into our rescue groups, I am going to snatch it and take it home with me. I put it in search and founs a site that should tell...

Dogs: dogs...joint pain, aspirin tablet, aspirin for dogs
aspirin tablet, aspirin for dogs, gastric ulcers: Hi Trina, You can give your dog aspirin to help soothe the pain. Do NOT give Tylenol, as it is toxic to dogs. (Never give any type of aspirin to cats as it can be fatal.) : The dosage of aspirin for dogs is roughly one aspirin tablet per 30 pounds of...

Dogs: my dogs joint pain, bone spur, x ray
bone spur, x ray, collie: Hi Beth, He might possibly have a bone spur in his hip joint which could be causing him pain when he lift the leg a certain way. An x-ray will verify what the problem really is. I would recommend that you get one just to verify what the problem is. Hope...

Dogs: dogs killing cats, open heart surgery, dogs will be dogs
open heart surgery, dogs will be dogs, dogs and children: Hi Pat, Go right out and get a muzzle for the Rottweiler before he can kill any other pets or hurt any other living thing!! Until this can be done he should not have the run of your home, and should be kept in a separate room or outside, if you can accommodate...

Dogs: My dogs are killing cats, dogs on leads, cat proof
dogs on leads, cat proof, legal ramifications: Yep that should be about it. Your responsibilty is only to make sure your animals are securely contained. If other people cannot do the same that is their look-out. The neighbourhood cats will get smart to staying out of your garden before very long, they...

Dogs: dogs off lead, fishing line, babs
fishing line, babs, obedience: The answer to this Babs is..you need to train him to be ready. He needs to know obedience ON the leash very welll ..he must not hesitate to listen to your commands..and then you use fishing line to train him off leash. The dog can not see the fishing line...

Dogs: dogs leg hurt, vet, dogs
vet, dogs, wine: Hey Stacey, It sounds like she has pulled a muscle or something or got something stuck in her leg, the best thing is too ring the emergancy vet if your worried or if he gets worse. please take her to vets asap. I hope i have helped, please leave me feedback...

Dogs: dogs leg, aspirin tablet, hip dysplasia
aspirin tablet, hip dysplasia, buffered aspirin: Hi Deb, I m glad you are taking your dog to the Vet because you are going to need a professional to deterimine the cause of this. It may be hip dysplasia. This is more common in larger breed dogs. This is an inherited condition where the hip joint doesn t...

Dogs: my dogs back legs, hip dysplasia, cindy lou
hip dysplasia, cindy lou, lyme disease: Hello Beth, I think you are on the right track, take her to the vet for x-rays, this will answer your questions of arthritis or hip dysplasia. There is however also the chance she might have lyme disease. This disease affects the joints and her symtons...

Dogs: dogs legs giving out, american eskimo, second opinion
american eskimo, second opinion, veterinarian: I would try to take some videotape of this when it happens so that you have something to show the vet rather than just a description of it.... and maybe get a second opinion from a different vet. You might try taking her to a chiropractic veterinarian...

Dogs: dogs legs, cortisone shot, left leg
cortisone shot, left leg, cortisone: Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern with taking her to surgury again. But more then likely if you take her to an orthopedic they are going to tell you the same thing. They will want to know if you have seen another vet if so what did...

Dogs: dogs licking their butt, anal gland, new food
anal gland, new food, safe side: Hi stacie; This is pretty well a thing dogs do, but when there is an excessive amount of licking, it indicates there may possibly be a problem with the anal gland. To be on the safe side, have her seen by her Veterinarian as soon as possible to rule out...

Dogs: dogs licking me incessantly, personal chemistry, arms and legs
personal chemistry, arms and legs, german shorthair: It is hard to say. Perhaps there is something about your personal chemistry they find attractive. You could sweat a little more than others having more salt to attract them. You could be sending top dog signals and they are licking you in submission. If...

Dogs: my dogs licking problem, veggie diet, vegi
veggie diet, vegi, shih tzu: I certainly wasn t the one that recommended the veggie diet, and I am not surprised it made things worse. I would choose a major brand of dry dog chow and feed ti an nothing else. Brush the dog daily with a soft bristled brush and bathe it seldom if ever....

Dogs: my dogs are licking, foster mom, appitite
foster mom, appitite, uterine infection: Licking at the vulva could indicate a urinary infection or could indicate a uterine infection if she is not speyed. If this is the case she will need antibiotics in order to prevent serious disease resulting so I would suggest a trip to the vet. Licking...

Dogs: dogs with little sheeding, hypo allergenic dogs, hypoallergenic breeds
hypo allergenic dogs, hypoallergenic breeds, bringing a puppy home: Unfortunately, I am not aware of one that resembles a labrador. There are some, mostly smaller breeds, who are often tolerated well by some people with allergies... but it really depends on the extent of that person s allergies. My husband has severe allergies,...

Dogs: dogs medical condition, antibiotic cream, dhe
antibiotic cream, dhe, waste of time: Hi Shelby, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. Wrapping it is pretty much a waste of time, he ll just keep taking it off. You can keep it clean and put antibiotic cream on it to help it heal. If it gets swollen, then you will need to take him to the...

Dogs: dogs milk will not dry up, sp mix, shitzu
sp mix, shitzu, mastitis: Hi Rhonda, Your dog has mastitis. That is an infection in the breast. She needs to go to the vet to get antibiotics and needs hot packs put on the breast. If you keep trying to milk out the infection, you can make things worse. She really needs a vet....

Dogs: dogs nail!!!!, pet nail, loose piece
pet nail, loose piece, emergency clinic: Hi David, You may not have to wait till tomorrow to see a vet. If your animal hospital does not have a doctor on call for after hour emergencies, look at your yellow pages under veterinarian for an emergency clinic. You should see a doctor tonight, if...

Dogs: my dogs nail, hydrogen peroxide, green discharge
hydrogen peroxide, green discharge, dewclaw: The nail he tore is called the dewclaw. It s the most likely nail to get snagged on something, and if you plan on having him neutered, your vet can remove them at the same time so you won t have to worry about it again. For now, you need to keep him from...

Dogs: dogs nail, drummel tool, cindy lou
drummel tool, cindy lou, toenails: Hello Stuart, Since your pet does not spend alot of time out of doors he misses the opportunity to wear his nails down naturally. Idealy use a grinder (something similar to a drummel tool will work) once weekly. It is so important to keep the nails as short...

Dogs: My dogs nails, immune problem, health questions
immune problem, health questions, nail problems: Hey, I have found a websites, I hope you ll find some information or be able to ask them your question. The website is: http://www.seefido.com/html/puppy_nail_problems.htm I do not know whether giving him vitamin E or biotin will help. I think the best...

Dogs: My dogs nails, schnauzer, paw
schnauzer, paw, clippers: Hi Tanya! You really need to take her to the Vet to have her nails cut. I doubt she is going to let you do it, and at this point, there may be infection. Her nails need to be cut on a regular basis and if she won t let you, then the Vet or groomer can do...

Dogs: dogs nails, jack russell terrier, dry flaky skin
jack russell terrier, dry flaky skin, labrador retiever: Hello, I am very sorry to hear your dog has this problem.... although it is not often I hear of this in paticular. I can say from experiance my dogs have had from allergies: yeast infections in there ears, Dry flaky skin, Hot spots, Very hot ears...scratching...

Dogs: dogs nails, nail trimmers, long nails
nail trimmers, long nails, peteducation: Hi Tammy, I will assume you are asking if your dog s nails will grow back because you recently had them trimmed. Yes, just like your fingernails and toenails your dog s nails will grow back, and need to be trimmed periodically. Walking your dog on a...

Dogs: dogs neutering, physical sensation, physical irritation
physical sensation, physical irritation, male dogs: Hi Claude, Within a several weeks of being neutered, a male dog s hormone levels will drop, and he will no longer have the urge to mate and will be rendered physically unable to reproduce. Dogs hump for reasons other than mating. It is also a sign...

Dogs: dogs and a new baby, obedience commands, canine companions
obedience commands, canine companions, trained dogs: Dear Cindy, Thanks for the wonderful topic. What an exciting time for you and your family! It s great that you are planning ahead. All the instant changes in a household with the arrival of a new baby could upset your canine companions. With a bit of planning,...

Dogs: My dogs nipples are swollen, swollen nipples, seperate issues
swollen nipples, seperate issues, false pregnancy: Hi, there could be several things going on here. She may be going through a false pregnancy. This is common in dogs that have not been fixed and never had puppies. Basically their bodies think they are pregnant and go through all the changes (some even...

Dogs: dogs nipples, bluish color, nipples
bluish color, nipples, puppies: Hi Wilma It s nothing serious. It may mean she is pregnant. It takes 63 days before puppies are born, so it may very well mean that her body is preparing for pups. It s hard to tel though, just by that. Keep an eye on her, she should be showing soon, is...

Dogs: my dogs noise is dry- what does that mean?, dogs noses, dry nose
dogs noses, dry nose, cold nose: Hello, if she had a really tough day yesterday its ok for her to be very tired also young puppies sleep Alot, Dry nose, wet nose, cold nose, warm nose are all ok my own dogs noses vary from dry and rubbery at times to soking wet and slimy and they are all...

Dogs: dogs nose, scabs, soft tissue
scabs, soft tissue, vet: Hi Russell :-) You need to wipe your Dogs nose lightly with a soft tissue, clean and discharge away and apply Vaseline to his nose. Every time his nose becomes dry, apply some more Vaseline. Do this for a few days and it should heal up. If the scabs...

Dogs: dogs nose bleeding, discoid lupus, coconut oil
discoid lupus, coconut oil, appointment time: Wendy, A raw nose is probably symptomatic of an allergy condition or an autoimmune disorder like pemphigus or discoid lupus. When you call your veterinary clinic to make an appointment, leave a message with the receptionist to have the doctor call you back...

Dogs: dogs nose, bloody noses, dangerous problems
bloody noses, dangerous problems, golden retreiver: Hi Kathy, Are you sure it is dog food and not a foxtail, which is a small weed that comes apart in segments, and the segments go up their nose real easily causing all kinds of problems. You ll problably recognize the weed as it is what gets stuck in your...

Dogs: dogs noses, long haired dachshunds, dogs noses
long haired dachshunds, dogs noses, natural pigment: It is very possible that their noses are naturally pink. If they are blond, then that is even more likely. The only concern I have is that they may have some form of skin cancer. If they were adults when you got them then I would definitely ask the vet...

Dogs: dogs paw pad, paw pad, vet clinics
paw pad, vet clinics, vet bill: Hi Shannon, About 1 to 3 above the inside of their front feet (and sometimes rear fee) dogs may have 5th nails commonly referred to “dew claws.” Are these the claws you re referring to? Dew claws are never exposed to friction from touching ground...

Dogs: dogs paw pads, flint river ranch, paw pads
flint river ranch, paw pads, anal glands: It could possibly be allergies but most likely it s just his skin coloring changeing as he is growing if he is still a pup. As for his diet, the best food I have found so far has been Flint River Ranch. You have to order it online but it s a great food and...

Dogs: dogs paw pads, epson salts, anal glands
epson salts, anal glands, paw pads: Hi Aileen Get away from the vet and start to think like a dog for once, not being smart, but I am a vet tech and I know they earn bonus points for trips and gifts selling their junk dog food, meds, treatements, etc. Give your dog a good food such as Science...

Dogs: my dogs paw, swollen leg, retaining water
swollen leg, retaining water, antibiotics: She might be retaining water or have a full system infection, I would take her to the vet, she could be diabetic, is there any cut on her paw? Take her in to the vet, that is not normal, she probably needs antibiotics right away, she may also have gotten stung...

Dogs: dogs paws, yorkie, paws
yorkie, paws, cement: It will not harm your dog in fact walking a dog on cement helps keep their nails filed down. Always check your dogs paws for any irritation, cuts, or dryness and cracks, if the paws look fine and the dog is not limping or showing pain then walking the dog...

Dogs: my dogs pee, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap
hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, bladder infection: Your bitch needs to be examined as she may have a bladder infection. They will want a urine sample, too. As to the carpeting, there are a number of over-the-counter products available. You could try soaking the areas with vinegar, or try mixing 1/4 cup...

Dogs: dogs peeing in house, crate train, house plants
crate train, house plants, lunch time: It s never too late to crate train-you can always put the crates in your room so the dogs can see you Often if one dog is house soiling other animals will follow because of the smell Another thing that might help is pull water about an hour before you...

Dogs: dogs playing, chase games, tug of war
chase games, tug of war, long walks: Hi Karen, When there is more than one dog in a household, they work out a social order independently of how the humans living in the same house perceive things. Even though you had the Collie in your home first, he is behaving in a submissive manor to...

Dogs: dogs-pneumonia, pnumonia, exercise activity
pnumonia, exercise activity, moist air: Hi Meredith, The outcome of dogs with pneumonia is largely dependent on the cause of the pneumonia and the severity of the infection. It can take at least 2-3 days before the antibiotics to begin working. Tell your friend to follow the directions which...

Dogs: dogs and poison ivy, natural immune system, kennel cough
natural immune system, kennel cough, whooping cough: Hello Guy, Sounds like a case of Kennel Cough, This is a virus as common as a cold to us. They can pick it up anywhere there have been other dogs around. Sometimes a mild case will cure itself with the dogs natural immune system. In other cases antibiotics...

Dogs: dogs and poison ivy, allergy pills, water baths
allergy pills, water baths, yeast infections: Hello, firstly Benadryl 25 ML Caplets...in a pink and white box the pills are oblong shaped and bright pink...these are people allergy pills and are reccomended by vets for mild dogs with allergies and my two terrier persoanly get one every morning without...

Dogs: dogs and poop, terrier mix, morning and evening
terrier mix, morning and evening, bull terrier: Most of the time, cophragia (stool eating) is a puppy problem that is eventually grown out of, but many things can contribute to the problem maintaining through to adulthood. One theory is that there is something nutritionally lacking in the diet that the...

Dogs: about dogs' positive influence, kansas www, cheon
kansas www, cheon, expert source: Well just petting a dog can lower blood pressure,children that have dogs also tend to have less allergies There have been studies that show that older people that have dogs tend to live longer and be healthier-as walking the dog gives them exercise You...

Dogs: about dogs' positive influence, puppy dog eyes, adult day care
puppy dog eyes, adult day care, day care center: Hello Seong, A few things that come to mind would be; hanging with dogs people tend to let their guard down and talk to them like babies, this promotes a good feeling and the next thing you know its the people that are talking. I at one time belonged to...

Dogs: my dogs pregnant, constant attention, cindy
constant attention, cindy, dogs: Hi Cindy, I might be able to offer some suggestions, but I have no idea what you re talking about. What haven t you been through before? Who is He ? What is it you asking? If you d like to get back to me with more details, I ll try to help. ...

Dogs: dogs and rawhide, going to the bathroom, rawhide
going to the bathroom, rawhide, bowels: Hi Danielle, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. If she has ingested too large of a piece of rawhide, it will eventually pass, and there really is nothing you can do to help. Just make sure that she is going to the bathroom regular and that she is...

Dogs: My dogs recent howling, female samoyed, shelley davis
female samoyed, shelley davis, samoyeds: Hi Joseph, Thank you for writing to me. I find your question to be fascinating as I have come across dogs in my boarding experience that have done the same thing. Moreover, I had two Samoyeds that used to sometimes howl for no apparent reason. They sounded...

Dogs: My dogs refuse to go near water!, water moccasin, muddy paws
water moccasin, muddy paws, pit bulls: Hi Lindsay; Well, puddles in the street are dirty, and they are ladies. Maybe they just don t like oily, muddy paws. As for not swimming in the beach. If they went once and loved it, and they refused to go the next time,,,,,, I would not step one toe in...

Dogs: my dogs safety, fleas and ticks, veterinary supply
fleas and ticks, veterinary supply, chewable tablets: Hi Lorna, YES, the outside dog is most certainly bringing in the fleas and ticks. The best thing I have found to get rid of them is to put Advantage or Frontline on them. You can buy this from a vet or online. It may cost a little bit, but believe me,...

Dogs: dogs sensing approaching tornadoes, strange question, subtle change
strange question, subtle change, electrical activity: Hello, James. Thanks for asking! I do not live in an area that has tornadoes, so I have no first-hand experience, but it is absolUTELY true that animals (not just dogs) can sense when a storm and/or tornado is approaching. Dogs can also predict epileptic siezures...

Dogs: my dogs sick from beniful, purina products, cute puppies
purina products, cute puppies, dogs dogs: Hello. Contrary to the lovely advertising and cute puppies on the commercials, Beneful (as with all the Purina products) is actually a terrible food for dogs. Dogs should get most of their protein from meat sources and Beneful is mostly corn and corn...

Dogs: dogs skin, chinese crested, pimple
chinese crested, pimple, forceps: Hi Alicia! I m not sure, but it sounds like a small cyst. You can leave it be and watch it, if you want. If it grows, then I would have it checked out. I doubt that it is a parasite, or you would have been able to remove it. The reason it bleeds is because...

Dogs: dogs skin, tufts university school of veterinary medicine, veterinary medicine newsletter
tufts university school of veterinary medicine, veterinary medicine newsletter, tufts university school: Hi Felicia, There are products on the market made especially to soften a dog s pads. Dog s Choice: http://www.dogschoice.com/ carries two products: Protecta-Pad and SammieSoaps Pad Balm . Many people use Bag Balm : http://www.bagbalm.com/ (I think...

Dogs: Why do dogs sometimes kept..., world hope, unnecessary noise
world hope, unnecessary noise, different reasons: Hi, dogs make noises for various different reasons. Most of the time it is because they see or hear somthing, but sometimes it can be because they are bored, lonely and even anxious about something. It is their way of communicating something to the rest...

Dogs: My dogs have started fighting over me!, companion animals, puncture wounds
companion animals, puncture wounds, walk at night: Dear Dan, Thanks for the interesting question. Behavior of dogs that become aggressive near food, toys, specific areas (like kennels or dog bed)people, et cetera is called resource guarding. The aggression could be directed at people or other companion animals....

Dogs: my dogs just started shaking and stopped for a few secons, stomach area, dogs food
stomach area, dogs food, seizure: It sounds like some sort of a seizure. Sometimes a dog will have one, but be OK and never again. Just to be safe, I would get her into the vet this week. If you want her to have a longer life, work on her weight. Evaluate the dog as illustrated in this...

Dogs: My dogs strange behaviour, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, chocolate lab: Taylor, Yes, the younger the dog the more strange the the behavior can be. The swelling sometimes feels funny to them and they don t want to walk around feeling it. They also think they are urinating and are afraid they are doing something wrong when the...

Dogs: My dogs strange death., kennel cough, emergency visit
kennel cough, emergency visit, strange death: Hey good to hear from you again. Well you know every night I watch that show on TV the ASPCA police on Animal Planet, and they are supposed to take care of problems that people are having with animals or people abusing animals. So I jsut dont understand...

Dogs: our dogs are suddenly fighting, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, question pool: This is a tough question, and not one I have experience in. Perhaps I should have passed it on to the question pool and see if somebody else could do better. Two females is the combination most likely to have problems. If both dogs have a high dominance...

Dogs: dogs suddenly jumping on couch, periodic reminders, opportunists
periodic reminders, opportunists, housebreaking: Most dogs are opportunists, and now that your dogs have much more (unsupervised) indoor time, they have discovered the joys of easier living (read that: the comforts of the couch). While you might say, they are never allowed on the couches , it sounds like...

Dogs: dogs tail, veterinary exam, bug bite
veterinary exam, bug bite, going to the bathroom: Kim, Your dog should be seen by a veterinarian. It sounds like a more internal problem as opposed to something orthopedic, like the tail being pulled out of the joint - as this would cause a more soft swelling and likely more pain than you are describing....

Dogs: dogs toenails are turning brown where nail meets skin, pit mix, fungal infection
pit mix, fungal infection, coloration: If he also has some that are getting a bit flakey, he could have a fungal infection going on. If you don t see any other symptoms other than this coloration, I wouldn t worry about it too much. The next time he goes into the vet for a check-up, have him...

Dogs: my dogs have been urinating a lot, digestive problem, salt content
digestive problem, salt content, two dogs: The spam probably contains a high salt content which means more salt must be removed from the blood by the kidneys and this has the effect of causing more water to also be excreted because the high salt content cause the water to diffuse into the urine and...

Dogs: dogs vomiting, scrambled egg, gaviscon
scrambled egg, gaviscon, gullet: Hi Angela :-) A yellow coloured vomit is usually acid left over in your Dogs gullet which will cause him Heartburn. He is vomiting this up because he has no solid food in his tummy and this does happen unfortunately when he is constantly vomiting. I...

Dogs: dogs weight, dog food killing dogs, commercial dog food
dog food killing dogs, commercial dog food, vet staff: There is so much nonsense on the net about dog chow, that I am not sure what you are talking about. It is true, that there was a problem with the Diamond brand chows this year. No product is free from quality control problems. Suppose you knew a breeder...

Dogs: dogs wrecking the house, nyla bones, wits end
nyla bones, wits end, neutered: Hello, Crate them when you leave the hosue its simple and easy to do get two large wire open metal type crates that are large enough for them to turn around in without hitting the crate sides and they can fully strech out in also, leave some safe chews with...

Dogs: dogs, difficulty urinating, trys
difficulty urinating, trys, beagle: Hi Bennifer, Difficulty urinating usually means that something is blocking the flow of urine, and it can be extremely serious if you don t take care of it right away. Please make an appointment with your veterinarian so your dog can begin getting better!...

Dogs: my dogwont eat dog food, table scraps, table food
table scraps, table food, ect ect: stop with table scraps and stop with biscuts leave high qwuaility hard kibble down all the time after she startts eatting it in a day or two you can start to portion meals so she get two meals of proper amounts daily. Use a high qauility food like Authoirty,...

Dogs: dom dog, catahoula bulldog, male dogs
catahoula bulldog, male dogs, bulldog: He probably just thinks the smell is from another dog,rather then from you and he is marking his area,as is normal in male dogs It s nothing to be concerned about,I m sure he knows you are his leader,esp since you said he is the perfect dog-he probably...

Dogs: dominance aggression in shepherd, dominance aggression, loose dogs
dominance aggression, loose dogs, foster mom: HI Hilary, Thank you for sending me your question here at AllExperts. Regarding your Dutch Shepherd, first I want to say that it sounds as if your dog has been under quite a bit of stress lately. She went from a foster home to your home, spent a couple...

Dogs: dominance/ humping, pit bull mix, natural instincts
pit bull mix, natural instincts, male dogs: The sooner you get him neutered, the better. It is no cure all, and takes a while before fully effective, but a big help. Same for the new puppy. If they are not obedience trained, get into a good program. The key to most behavior problems is approaching...

Dogs: dominant, saint bernard, st bernard
saint bernard, st bernard, dominance: Perhaps a little of each. I just saw a bunch of this. today I sent a 15 month old Lab away to service dog school. She did a lot of that to the 7 week old puppy we picked up Saturday. Some puppies don t accept the dominance of larger dogs. I remember one...

Dogs: dominant behavior in 7 yr old english bull, dominant behavior, submissive position
dominant behavior, submissive position, time jon: Hello, Jon, and bless you for taking this boy in. He probably wouldn t have been able to find a home if he d been placed in a shelter, due to his age. If he is not neutered, that would be the first thing I d have done. At his age, it s more for health...

Dogs: dominate boxers, pack leader, professional trainer
pack leader, professional trainer, check references: Maria...i need to ask...where were the dogs professionally trained? Not in home i hope? You need an in home trainer to help you. This is not something simple i can tell you to do unfortunately. Were the dogs treat trained possibly? It almost sounds like they...

Dogs: dominateing dog agressive st bernard, denise lutz, positive reinforcement
denise lutz, positive reinforcement, adult dogs: Hi Denise, Thank you for writing to me about your dog. Please forgive the delay in responding. I ve been overwhelmed with rescue and other dog related issues. I do not think that your dog is aggressive! I think that he believes with all his heart that...

Dogs: dominent male, obedience schools, obedience classes
obedience schools, obedience classes, dog trainers: Well,if he s not fixed getting him done will help A LOT And the next thing that will help both of you will be to take him to obedience classes-talk to a few dog trainers and pick the one that you like the best Obedience schools are the best way to put...

Dogs: I don't know how to "empty" anal glands, anal glands, groomer
anal glands, groomer, anus: You can definity learn how. It is nice to have it done during a bath though, as it is messy and smelly. The easiest way for you to learn would be to have your vet or a groomer actually show you. It is to hard to explain without being able to show you. Most...

Dogs: I don't know what happened, diahrreah, vet visits
diahrreah, vet visits, dark chocolate: That really doesn t sound like chocolate was the problem. Did your vet do any blood work? Stool samples? Checking for parasites, parvo tests, something she might ve eaten (like a splintered bone or something that could ve injured her) There are tests that...

Dogs: I don't own a dog YET, low blood sugar, toy puppies
low blood sugar, toy puppies, breed puppy: Hello most dogs do well on a 9/5 shedual once they are full grown...puppies need to be fed several times daily and need many potty breaks during the day also with a toy breed puppy you can never leve it home alone as they can get low blood sugar and need imdeate...

Dogs: I don't want to give up on this dog., merry holidays, pekingese
merry holidays, pekingese, pit bull: Any dog that willfully and freely attacks his owners/family members is a dog that does not respect them. It sounds like he believes that he is the leader, and wants everyone else to know it. Most likely, as is the case with most little dogs, he was spoiled...

Dogs: I dont know if you can help me......, feeding puppies, dirty places
feeding puppies, dirty places, pregnance: hi! after a pregnance and when she s feeding puppies, bitch can start balding. it s normal. but, if you will feed her with not good food, where s not enough vitamins, the bitch can start balding too, will start exem, hair starts to broke. you should feed her...

Dogs: i dont know whats wrong, comon cold, bean burrito
comon cold, bean burrito, somethin: Hiya. Im rreally sorry about your pub. I really dont know whats wrong with it as it could be many things but i dont want to get you worried. Try giving her/him some fish to build the strength up and take her/him to vets. You really need t see one because...

Dogs: doq question, medium sized dogs, prospective dog owner
medium sized dogs, prospective dog owner, nutro max: Hi Mike It is NOT the hair your allergic to it is the dogs dander. I know for I thought I was allergic to horses and it was the dust from the hay, but I went on for some over 35 years training, showing, breeding and showing them. Dogs if brushed daily fed...

Dogs: dos and play mates, play mates, play mate
play mates, play mate, husky mix: Hello and thanks for writing. That decision has to be yours, however i can tell you this. Your dog thinks of YOU as her pack. She could care less if you bring another dog to the house, in fact she may not like it and start having issues with it. She should...

Dogs: doubt!, signs of ageing, doctor didn
signs of ageing, doctor didn, last hours: Hi Priyanka, I don t know where you live, but as far as veterinary care in the United States (where I am located), having a veterinarian who does not run blood tests or orders lab tests in not typical. Even if you were to try to take legal steps against...

Dogs: dow paw, paw pad, mini dachshund
paw pad, mini dachshund, shelley davis: Hi Stepanie, Thank you for writing to me about your mini Dachshund. The description you have given to me is troubling. What concerns me are the chemicals in the fertiler and what they may be doing to your dog s paws, but of more concern, that your...

Dogs: my doxie is wetting on me and my bf, doxie, j turner
doxie, j turner, red flag: Dear Christina, Thanks for writing. I m not sure if he was trying to tell you he needed to go outside or not. How long had it been since his last trip outside? How does he usually tell you? Keep a log of his elimination routine so you ll know when he...

Dogs: dragging belly, lhasa, paws
lhasa, paws, stomach: Hi Eddie; When my little Lhasa does it is is because his allergies are acting up and his stomach itches. He rubbed it raw once. Check her stomach and see if it is rashy. If she does it a lot, she may have allergies. If that is the case,. you need to see...

Dogs: dramamine and benadryl, cocker spaniels, dramamine
cocker spaniels, dramamine, benadryl: I have scoured the net trying to find a solution for you. I honestly don t know how safe it would be to give the drugs you mentioned to a dog. I m not saying do it and I m not saying you shouldn t. I see your point and understand. Maybe try them with a tiny...

Dogs: dramamine and benadryl, bach flower essence, health food store
bach flower essence, health food store, cocker spaniels: Hi Lauren, Haha - I don t think you re terrible. I ve been known to wonder about using them on my kids for the same reason. Unfortunately, antihistimines don t seem to have the same knock out effect on dogs as they do on humans. So neither of these would...

Dogs: dreaming dogs, dogs
dogs: Hi Jo; I don t see why it would hurt. If one of mine is having a dream that seems to be dusturbing, I wake them. Mostly their feet get active, like they are chasing something. I think it is cute to watch, bit it would be no different than waking a human....

Dogs: drinking water from the toilet, rawhide bones, intestinal blockages
rawhide bones, intestinal blockages, cause diarrhea: Hi Karin and thank you for the question. There is really nothing wrong with drinking from the toilet as long as it doesn t have any of those toilet cleaning chemicals in it. If it is annoying you, keep the lid shut or the door closed and that should...

Dogs: dripping urine, cause incontinence, pet pharmaceuticals
cause incontinence, pet pharmaceuticals, urinary incontinence: Hi Bonnie, You don t mention how old Brandi is or whether or not she s spayed. Spaying as well as aging can decrease the level of hormones in a female dog and cause incontinence when she s stressed, excited, or exerts herself. This can be a tough thing...

Dogs: dry dog food, dry dog food, hunting dogs
dry dog food, hunting dogs, reading articles: I am not sure about cemicals but heres my website page: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/dietfeedingfoods.htm check into it, also if you use www.google.ca type in whatever brand you are intrested in you will for sure get the website for that brand if...

Dogs: dry itchy skin, dry itchy skin, prescription shampoo
dry itchy skin, prescription shampoo, poor babies: Hi Christina; First you need to have a Veterinarian diagnose the problem and it s cause. Dry, itchy skin can be because of allergies, diet, and/or too frequent bathing. too harsh a shampoo can also cause this.A lot of people think they are supposed to bathe...

Dogs: dry nose and breating help no one else will, dogs noses, american eskimo
dogs noses, american eskimo, dogs health: Hello dogs noses are always wet sometimes they are dry cold/warm slimey it depends...if she isnt breathing right has labored breathing or her heart seems to be beating rather fast or she is colapsing she may have experianced heat stroke since the weather in...

Dogs: dry skin, vet appointment, flea infestation
vet appointment, flea infestation, sudocrem cream: Hi Dar :-) Raw dry skin can be difficult to treat, especially when the cause of the skin condition hasn t been determined. The best thing you can do is treat your Dog with Frontline Combo which will kill all Fleas and their eggs, including Mites and...

Dogs: dry skin, omega 3s, muscle sprains
omega 3s, muscle sprains, alpha tocopherol: Dry skin is a common problem during the dry winter months, Melissa. There are medicated shampoos on the market that sometimes help with this, but bathing too often can strip the dog s skin and fur of the good oils and moisture, and actually make the problem...

Dogs: dry skin, flax seed oil, raw food diet
flax seed oil, raw food diet, cod liver oil: Hello Serena, The shea butter cond. sounds like a good idea, however, I truly believe that when treating skin conditions of any kind, internal treatment by far produces better results. Try giving her food specific for skin and coat, and supplementing it...

Dogs: dry skin, cod liver oil, medicated shampoo
cod liver oil, medicated shampoo, cindy lou: Hello Kristie, Wash her again in a medicated shampoo, something like oatmeal/baking soda and then condition the coat. It is possible that not all the shampoo was rinsed out of the coat and just like people who do not rinse enough they get dandruff. Try this...

Dogs: dry skin, itchy dry skin, brewers yeast
itchy dry skin, brewers yeast, cholesterol problems: Hello :-) I am afraid that Hollistic remedial treatments are not usually accurate at clearing up a problem, then simply hide the problem until it becomes noticeable again and the Dog can build up a immunity to the Holistic treatment working a second time....

Dogs: duclaws, dew claws, duclaws
dew claws, duclaws, paws: Hi Lyndsay; Some dogs have problems with their dew claws and they have to be removed, but generally they don t. If the dew claws tent to get caught on things and tear, then they need to be removed. Chewing on the feet is a good indication of an allergy....

Dogs: duclaws, duclaws, dewclaw
duclaws, dewclaw, duclaw: Dewclaws usually are routinely removed in most breeds, but they can grow back if done improperly. Since a miniature pinscher is a toy breed and won t be going through heavy brush as a hunting breed might do, the dewclaw can probably be ignored (well, it will...

Dogs: duclaws(sp?), hunting dogs, dewclaw
hunting dogs, dewclaw, muscle structure: Hi Nancy, Thank you for writing to me about your new family member. I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been very sick with the flu and too ill to get to the computer. Dewclaws are actually rudimentary thumbs and rear dewclaws are residual...

Dogs: duclaws, dewclaws, major surgery
dewclaws, major surgery, bulldogs: It depends on the breeder. Some breeders will have the dewclaws removed, but there is no breed that requires it. It can be done fairly easily when the puppies are 2-3 days old, otherwise its best to wait until they are spayed or neutered because then it...

Dogs: due date for my boxer, pregnancy in dogs, green discharge
pregnancy in dogs, green discharge, due date: Hello, Since your boxer was bred (for what reasons, I do not know) on advice from a veterinarian, I would suggest you call the vet immediately. Pregnancy in dogs lasts 63 days, give or take a day or two. If your dog s due date was October 4 (and it is...

Dogs: due from licking our Bichon has brown patches, white dogs, brown patches
white dogs, brown patches, bichon: There is really nothing you can do about the brown/red hair from your dogs licking. This is very common in white dogs. Usually the hair around their mouth and eyes turns red due to it being wet all the time. Same goes for dogs that lick their feet or other...

Dogs: dying behavior, emergency vet, organ failure
emergency vet, organ failure, cockapoo: No I wouldn t say that was typical. It sounds more like he was in distress. A stroke, seizure, possibly organ failure (such as kidney) or heart problems. Did you have a post mortem done? Only that will give you real answers. Dogs die in different ways often...

Dogs: EARS, question pool, ear tips
question pool, ear tips, boston terrier: If I was sure you would have gotten a better answer instead of a worse one, I would have sent your question to the question pool. I know I don t have a real good answer, but can only guess at what others might know. I can only speculate the ears were...

Dogs: EATING DIRT, poodle mix, potting soil
poodle mix, potting soil, intestinal parasites: It s hard to say if she s missing something from her diet, without knowing what she s eating. You could take her to your vet for blood work to see if anything is abnormal that could account for her wanting to eat dirt. Or she just smells and tastes something...

Dogs: Ear Hematoma, vet clinics, proper ventilation
vet clinics, proper ventilation, alternate approach: Hi Lori, The pocket where the hematoma collects fluid refills quite rapidly. You needed to keep the pocket draining until the vessels inside healed up. Is it possible for you to milk the fluid from the hematoma each day (or twice a day, if necessary),...

Dogs: Ear Hematoma on Boston Terrier, broken blood vessel, ear flap
broken blood vessel, ear flap, warm compresses: Hi Deborah, An ear hematoma generally is the result of trauma to the pinna from an injury or from the dog scratching at the ear. The itchy ear can result from ear mites, allergies, infections or foreign matter in the ear canal. Frequent scratching at the...

Dogs: Ear Hematoma on our Boston Terrier, medical waste disposal, aural hematoma
medical waste disposal, aural hematoma, chest x ray: Hi again Deborah, I am just in shock at how much they are charging you. I live in Tennessee, and I would guess that would cost around $100.00 here, maybe less. I had to have an eye removed from one of my cat s that had a tumor behind the eye and it only...

Dogs: Ear Hematoma, neosporin, hematoma
neosporin, hematoma, medical background: Hi Ann, If you can somehow keep it open to drain, you may be ok. Get a tube of neosporin and squirt it in the ear daily. Normally, a Vet would lance the ear, drain it, and sew it back up. Sometimes, a vein in the ear will need to be cauterized to keep...

Dogs: Ear infections and also agressive chewers, english mastiff puppies, old english mastiff
english mastiff puppies, old english mastiff, old english mastiff puppies: Hi Linda, Thank you for writing to me. Sorry for the delay. I have been having computer problems and am trying to catch up. This is what I recommend for ear infections: VINEGAR: A timely vinegar rinse, cleaning out the yeast or bacteria, could...

Dogs: Ear lobe problem, rhodesian ridgeback, ear lobe
rhodesian ridgeback, ear lobe, ear canal: Hi there, It s really something how these things seem to crop up over a holiday weekend! There are a few different kinds of cysts that this might be. The most common masses on a dog s ear are benign cerumenous gland adenomas, which can be seen as a single...

Dogs: Ear Medication, border collie, ear drop
border collie, ear drop, aurizon: Your dog may never get his hearing back, but don t panic, this is no big deal. My border collie has been deaf since birth , and you wouldnt know it. Dogs are so in tune with our body language that they don t have to hear our words. I think the vet acted...

Dogs: Ear Medication, ear drop, aurizon
ear drop, aurizon, food allergies: The hearing should come back, the Prednisolone is a steroid which reduces inflammation, sometimes Vet s misdiagnose ear infections, sometimes the dog has food allergies, some dogs are highly allergic to cheese and other dairy products, some dogs have to eat...

Dogs: Ear Problem, ear infections in dogs, common hormonal disorder
ear infections in dogs, common hormonal disorder, otitis externa: Chris, The best thing I can do for you is to give you some information regarding ear infections. Hopefully your dog has been tested for other underlying problems. If not, I would highly recommend that you have tests done to rule out more severe conditions...

Dogs: Ear Problem, ear mites, neo sporin
ear mites, neo sporin, aloe lotion: Hi Chris, What you are describing sound like ear mites. They are microscopic so cannot be seen by the naked eye, but a vet can see them under a microscope. Your dog is scratching his ears because they are crawling around inside the ear canal causing much...

Dogs: Early Bird Puppy, coffee pots, miniature schnauzer
coffee pots, miniature schnauzer, positive reinforcement: This is a problem. I don t have a complete solution. Can you locate the crate where the sun doesn t shine in in the morning? Eliminate any timed lights or coffee pots that are giving him a clue. Harder to deal with neighbors leaving for work, etc. ...

Dogs: Ears?, jack russell terrier, dogs ears
jack russell terrier, dogs ears, labrador retreiver: Hello, I d say yes when there scared.... this behavier can also be seen in dogs that are being agressive and growling at other dogs or people, My 80 labrador retreiver Haylie will put her ears back and pull away if she sees another dog during a walk unless...

Dogs: Eater, stay at home mom, obedience class
stay at home mom, obedience class, copper pipe: I don t know if the paper or plastic guards meant to stop rabbits would stop her or not. You might even have to resort to a small fence around the tree like the ones I see in horse pastures sometimes. Some dogs could be trained to leave the trees alone...

Dogs: Eating everything, e mail address, 5 months
e mail address, 5 months, poop: Oh I m so glad things seem to be improving with him, and I applaud you for hanging in there. My e-mail address is blueridgerescue@gmail.com to send the picture to. Allexperts won t let you send pictures, so you ll have to send them directly to my e-mail address....

Dogs: Eating, dry dog food, table scraps
dry dog food, table scraps, science diet: Here is a list of food I reccomend this is my personal website: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/dietfeedingfoods.htm If you are free feeding leaving food down all teh tiem begin putting him on shedualed meals simply put the dish down offer half the...

Dogs: Eating, napkins paper, prey drive
napkins paper, prey drive, chain leash: What breed is he, Dipa? How long has he been doing this? Do you play with him, take him for walks, or otherwise exercise him at all? Does he have toys of his own that he can play with? How is he able to eat leashes? Do you leave them on him unsupervised? ...

Dogs: Eating, yorky poo, dry dog food
yorky poo, dry dog food, small dogs: Eating problems frequently are caused by over feeding. Perhaps he should be a 8-9 pound Yorkiepoo. Small dogs are easy to overfeed. See http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx Put down the dish with what the dog should eat, and...

Dogs: Eating, table scraps, mini schnauzer
table scraps, mini schnauzer, rawhides: Hello and thanks for your question, I understand how hard it is to get weight off a dog once it gets on there. Don t try starving the dog thou this doesnt work as the dogs will try its heart out to get into grarbages/open chip bags and in some cases beg...

Dogs: Eating Behavior, curious habit, living room rug
curious habit, living room rug, food bowls: Maybe she came from a home were there were dogs or other animals. As long as it doesnt cause trouble or bother you then I would just look at it as a quirk. Our rescue dog wouldnt eat when she came to us. She was so scared she would shrink away as if she...

Dogs: Eating behaviour, cow pasture, stomach flu
cow pasture, stomach flu, battle of wits: Hi Alan; I think I would go out to a cow pasture, follow a cow around until sahe had a movement, catch it in a box, and give my friends? A gift for ruining my dog.LOL Bless their hearts! Well, A JR is a bit of a stubborn lil thing, so you may be in for...

Dogs: Eating Found Foreign Objects, rodesian ridgeback, stray puppy
rodesian ridgeback, stray puppy, cat poop: Hello Divinity, I wish I could give you an instant cure for this, however there may not be one. I have a bassett hound customer who does exactly the same thing, even adding rocks to the list. Nothing seems to work except a muzzle when he is out of doors....

Dogs: Eating Grass, bearded collie, lawn food
bearded collie, lawn food, good answer: I would think after a few days the lawn food would have worked its way down to the ground, certainly after a rain. I am not sure there is a good answer on why many dogs eat so much grass and then throw up. Twice in 3 weeks shouldn t be a problem unless it...

Dogs: Eating Phobia, chemical imbalances in the brain, unwarranted fears
chemical imbalances in the brain, unwarranted fears, papertowels: Dear Shirley, Thanks for the question. You do have an interesting case. Sorry to hear of Chester s condition. Dogs with many, various, unwarranted fears or phobias are considered to be exhibiting abnormal behaviors. These behaviors can be due to bio-chemical...

Dogs: Eating Poop, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice
canned pumpkin, pineapple juice, commercial materials: It is spelled Shih Tzu. You can t expect a 6 week old to go all day without relief. If you can t make it back for a mid day break, try to find a neighbor or professional dog walker. It also needs a third meal until it is 3 months old. You can add stuff...

Dogs: Eating patterns changed, proper nutrients, dog biscuits
proper nutrients, dog biscuits, missing teeth: Hello Betty and thank you for your question, Dogs can get picky at any age, My friends 2 1/2 year old golden ret./lab ret. cross one day decided she hated her dry food and refused to eat all together! he has since tryed four different types of food and finally...

Dogs: Eating plants!, bitter lime, puppy owners
bitter lime, puppy owners, lab puppy: This is a common problem for puppy owners, Jennifer. There are a few simple things you could try. You did not say whether these were indoor or outdoor plants, but one thing you could do would be not to allow her in the area where the plants are without supervision,...

Dogs: Eating poo!, cheap substance, dogs food
cheap substance, dogs food, elese: This is EXTREMLY common thing! And most if the time it is from boredom or lacking something in thier diet. And cleaning it up as soon as they do it, really is realistic, i feel the same way, i have 9 dogs and that would be IMPOSIBLE! They make stuff that...

Dogs: Eating poo!, meat tenderizer, natural roots
meat tenderizer, natural roots, nutritional deficiencies: Noemi, Coprohagia is the technical term for eating feces. This has been studied in dogs by several people with no definitive answer for why being found. Nutritional deficiencies may be present in some dogs, but not very many. This may be boredom...

Dogs: Eating poo!, warm regards, drsfostersmith com
warm regards, drsfostersmith com, fleas: HI NOEMI YES, KEEP ALL POOP PICKED UP DAILY, THIS WILL DEFINATELY DISCOURAGE DOGS FROM DOING THIS. IT IS A HABIT LIKE WE BITE OUR NAILS. SHE CAN BE STOPPED, IF U CATCH HER, PINCH HER NOSE LIGHLY AND SHAKE HER FACE BACK AND FORTH SAYING LOUDLY NO NO.! MEAN...

Dogs: Eating poo, puppy behavior, mini schnauzer
puppy behavior, mini schnauzer, little dog: This is not really abnormal puppy behavior, but it can most certainly become habitual. If she is doing it at home, there are products, such as Forbid, that can be fed to make the stools taste bad and thus break the habit. The easiest way, however, is to simply...

Dogs: Eating poo!, canned pumpkin, food additives
canned pumpkin, food additives, pineapple juice: You definitely need to correct her when you catch her in the act, but likely you need more to solve the problem. 4 months is a bad age, perhaps more so for me because I switch my puppies to a less rich adult chow then. Keeping the dog lean and slower growing...

Dogs: Eating problems, jaw alignment, lab pup
jaw alignment, lab pup, alignment problem: Hello, This sounds possible maybe try a different vet and mention the problem...tell tehm you have seen he swollowing larger food items whole and think there may be a slight issue. Yes seems small but what is she crossed with? a 7 month old purebred lab would...

Dogs: Eating Time Weird Behaviour, odd habits, weird behaviour
odd habits, weird behaviour, food bowl: Hi Bernadette, Your dog s food bowl behavior might have gotten started out of the excitement of mealtime, and now it s simply a habit for her. You ll probably never know the exact reason why your dog moves her food bowl around. Dogs can acquire some pretty...

Dogs: Eating, science diet, kidney stones
science diet, kidney stones, special diet: Hi Raquelin, I m not sure why U/D wouldn t be good for your female maltese. If I were you, I would call the Science Diet company and ask them. I think their number is on the bag, if not, it should be available at their website. Just ask them if there...

Dogs: He Eats Then He Won't, pit bull mix, dogbreedinfo
pit bull mix, dogbreedinfo, blue seal: Hello I reccomend feeding on a shedual feed morning and evening offer half the portion in the morning for a half hour what isnt eaten gets put away til the next Day and do the same for the evening meal in 1 week your dog will be eatting whatever you are offering...

Dogs: Eats Everything, obedience classes, seven months
obedience classes, seven months, privilege: This is pretty simple. Put him in a crate when you leave or when you cannot watch him. Freedom is something that is EARNED and is not a privilege. At seven months, he is WAY too young to be trusted loose in the house. Also get him into some on-going obedience...

Dogs: Effect of grooming on a Shi Tzu, shi tzu, detangler
shi tzu, detangler, australian shepherds: Hi Tammy; First, long hair on dogs is not hot like it is on us. Dogs don t have pores in their skin and they don t sweat. They cool off by panting. Cutting the long hair on dogs doesn t rlieve them in the heat, instead, it removes insulation that keeps...

Dogs: Eggs, hard boiled egg, excessive salt
hard boiled egg, excessive salt, salt pepper: Actually, eggs are very good for dogs as an occasional treat or supplement now and then. But use caution -- like us, too many eggs will overdo it. On the whole, however, eggs are perfectly fine to give to dogs, so long as there isn t excessive salt, pepper,...

Dogs: Elderly Dog- bronchitis, homemade chicken soup, collapsing trachea
homemade chicken soup, collapsing trachea, anitbiotics: Hi Stephanie! I m sorry, but I really don t have any ideas for treatment. What I m concerned about, are you sure it is bronchitis? Coughing can also be a sign of heart disease, a collapsing trachea, and/or heartworms. I m not trying to scare you, but...

Dogs: Elderly Dog- bronchitis, homemade chicken soup, antibiotic therapy
homemade chicken soup, antibiotic therapy, environmental contaminants: Hi Stephanie, Your dog is aptly named, he s very lucky to have beat his Lymphosarcoma! Antibiotic therapy usually doesn t help too much with chronic bronchitis problems in dogs, unless there has been a secondary infection from chronic irritation of the...

Dogs: Elderly Dog- holisitc treatment for bronchitis, homemade chicken soup, chest x ray
homemade chicken soup, chest x ray, martin goldstein: Hi Stephanie, Thank you for writing to me about your Golden Retriever mix, Lucky. I apologize for the delay in answering. The weather has been interfering with access to the computer. My heart goes out to you and your dog regarding the cancer. I have...

Dogs: Elderly Dog - Poop and Pee, cardigan welsh corgi, low residue diets
cardigan welsh corgi, low residue diets, poop and pee: Hi Carol, It sounds like you have to choose your battles. At 14 and a half, it might be unrealistic to expect your dog to make it through the night without having an accident. It may just be easier to confine your dog to a small room with PLENTY of newspaper...

Dogs: Elderly dog, cod liver oil, old shep
cod liver oil, old shep, dogs health: Dear Debbie Thank you for your question. I would advise for you to turn her food moist with water. This will be easier for her to digest. Also try and raise her food, this will stop her from ingesting air, which can cause a dog is suffer from ingestion...

Dogs: Elderly miniature Poodle, allergic bronchitis, miniature poodle
allergic bronchitis, miniature poodle, doxicycline: Hi Nick, Like you, I have concerns when it comes to the use of corticosteroids, such as Prednisone. It is important to remember that while corticosteroids can have negitive effects, they also can be very beneficial. Sometimes a short course of Prednisone...

Dogs: Eldery dog with bladder probelms, kidney infections, urinary infections
kidney infections, urinary infections, urinary infection: Hi Mallory, You should take her in and have her checked for a urinary infection. She could be leaking because of age too, but I would play it safe and have her checked for an infection too. I wouldn t wait too long because urinary infections can go up into...

Dogs: Electronic dog trainers - Do they work well?, tri tronics, border collie
tri tronics, border collie, dogtra collar: Yes, Carlos, they are a wonderful training tool -- when used correctly. Incorrectly used, they can be very inhumane. I recommend that you visit Lou Castle s website at http://www.loucastle.com. He has some excellent articles on how to teach your dog to do...

Dogs: Elevated ALP in my mini schnauzer, bile acids, mini schnauzer
bile acids, mini schnauzer, bile acid: I m assuming you mean ALT instead of ALP. ALT is an enzyme released by the liver, and an increased ALT can mean that the liver is damaged or not working properly. The reason for the bile acids test is probably to see if the ALT value was accurate or if there...

Dogs: Elevated Feeders...Good or Bad?, chocolate labrador, cabbage family
chocolate labrador, cabbage family, female dogs: Hi Lisa; Elevated feedsers do not cause bloating or anything else, if it is elevated to the dog s height, not too high that he has to strain to reach it. My huisband elevated our dogs dishes because 2 of them have Arthritis,and since elevating the feeders,...

Dogs: Elvis is Losing Weight Fast, old english mastiff, kidney condition
old english mastiff, kidney condition, protein in the urine: Hi Jill, I understand your concern and frustration in seeking a diagnosis for your dog, Elvis. It seems to me that since the blood work came back, and the only noticeable discrepancy is the protein in the urine, that additional testing for kidney/renal...

Dogs: Emergency medication, emergency medication, horrible mess
emergency medication, horrible mess, panalog: Since I once had a dog go into anaphylactic shock and nearly die from penicillin given at the vet s, I would be most hesitant to apply that myself. If you think this is an emergency, you should go to an emergency clinic with your dog. Otherwise, it can probably...

Dogs: Empathy, patricia mcconnell, canine behavior
patricia mcconnell, canine behavior, newfie: I am trying to remember what I have seen of dogs grooming one another. Mutual grooming is a real primate thing. I recently read The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell. Much of the book contrasts primate and canine behavior. Mostly what I can...

Dogs: Encountering dogs, barking dogs, metor
barking dogs, metor, electric meter: An easy thing to do would be to ask to pet some ones dog either when reading a metor or when you come across one while waking or in a petstore...dogs are often very protective of there home/yard and family and fast or jerky movments or deriect eye contact...

Dogs: English Bull Dog Neutering, english bulldog, testicals
english bulldog, testicals, dog neutered: Hi Jeanne, Your breeder s vet is right. Testicles drop between 4-6 months of age, and it is not that uncommon for a dog of any breed to not have both testicles descended before 4 months old. Sometimes they can be tucked way up in the abdomen. You shouldn...

Dogs: English Bulldog exposing penis, neutered dogs, intact dogs
neutered dogs, intact dogs, sexual urges: Mike, no, you cannot train your dog not to do that. It is completely normal. It may happen if he is very excited while playing, when being petted, or when he is cleaning himself by licking. It may happen for no reason at all, and he may seem surprised himself!...

Dogs: English bulldog- scratching, auto immune disease, dr bronners
auto immune disease, dr bronners, puppy vaccinations: Hi Deborah, Thank you for writing to me about your precious English Bulldog puppy. There are several reasons why puppy could be scratching. He could be having an allergic reaction to the medicine that was perscribed for the Giardia and Coccidia. ...

Dogs: English bulldog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, english bulldog: Have you discussed this with the vet? If the vet doesn t have any answers, I think it is a pack status thing. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as...

Dogs: English Cocker Spaniels, english cocker spaniels, english cocker spaniel
english cocker spaniels, english cocker spaniel, cocker spaniels: Hi Dani, Many breeds of dogs we commonly keep as household pets have their roots as sporting breeds. These days, the English Cocker is more often a companion dog due to his good-natured disposition. An English Cocker Spaniel is a superior companion dog....

Dogs: English mastiff, english mastiff, disgusting habit
english mastiff, disgusting habit, mastiff: Hi Carol; I recently looked this up as I get this question often. It s too bad the dogs don t see this as disgusting as we do, but that is really all it is, a disgusting habit. I doubt that is what is causing your dog to vomit though. I found this site...

Dogs: English Springer Spaniel, loving family pets, hyde syndrome
loving family pets, hyde syndrome, jeckle and hyde: There is a medical problem that spaniels are prone to called The Jeckle and Hyde syndrome and it s actually believed to be a type of seizure which causes a normally placid dog to go into fits of rage and attack people without warning or cause-but it can...

Dogs: English Springer Spaniel Diet, english springer spaniel, corn wheat
english springer spaniel, corn wheat, purina one: Hi Craig, What a fantastic and well-researched question. I take this philosophy a step further and believe that diet is not merely breed-specific, but individual dog-specific. It took me years to come up with the perfect diet for my Brittany, and I am the...

Dogs: English Springer Spaniel seems to be in pain in hip area, english springer spaniel, gauze roll
english springer spaniel, gauze roll, hip dysplasia: Hi Mike, It s impossible to guess at what the problem is. It could be a dysplasia issue, or it could be a torn ligament or even a break. He s in pain, and needs treatment. You need to muzzle your dog for your own safety, so you can get him to the vet....

Dogs: My English Springer Spaniel, english springer spaniel, cindy lou
english springer spaniel, cindy lou, beautiful furniture: Hello Natalie, I have one suggestion for you. A product called Soft Claws. You can find this at www.petedge.com or maybe your local pet stores carry them. You apply them over the dogs nail, they are rubber, an this will help from damaging the furniture....

Dogs: Enlarged Heart, congestive heart failure, miniature schnauzers
congestive heart failure, miniature schnauzers, symptoms of heart disease: While I have not heard of this, the fact that your vet wants you to only feed your guy vegetables and a good quality kibble leads me to believe that he thinks your dog is a bit overweight. I did find the following after a bit of a search: An enlarged heart,...

Dogs: ESCAPES THROUGH OPEN GATE AND WILL NOTLET ME CATCH HIM, martingale collar, obedience class
martingale collar, obedience class, limited slip: Helen, if he has not already been obedience trained (and it sounds like he hasn t! *grin*), I would recommend enrolling him in a basic obedience class first and foremost. He should learn to sit, lay down, stay, come to you when you call him, and probably how...

Dogs: Evil Pekingese, pekignese, unpleasant memory
pekignese, unpleasant memory, internet friend: Well, I am pretty stumped now, but my advise still remains the same. Take over feeding of the dog, even if it is nothing more than plopping the bowl down in front of her. Take her for walks, but have someone else put the leash on her (and initially also go...

Dogs: Excercise & small puppies, closet shelving, bonus info
closet shelving, bonus info, wire rack: At 7 weeks, around the block may be too far. You can work up. At least if you ask too much of her, you should be able to carry her. If she starts to lag, just pick her up and carry her until she starts to squirm too much. Bonus info What does a...

Dogs: Excesive chewing, exercise pen, separation anxiety
exercise pen, separation anxiety, stress reliever: Well, unless you want everything you own, including your house, totally destroyed, you *cannot* leave these two loose while you are gone. This could be part boredom and part separation anxiety; chewing is a stress-reliever for dogs. Either keep these dogs...

Dogs: Excesive chewing, big gaping holes, fake fur
big gaping holes, fake fur, lab lovers: Hi Christina; I agree with you about caging them. I just don t like the crates and won t use them. Could you restrict then to one or more rooms where they don t have anything to chew? Sounds like you have to do a different sort of baby proofing your himwe....

Dogs: Excesive chewing, separation anxiety, intermediate size
separation anxiety, intermediate size, dryer sheets: Christena, this problem is going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible, without the use of a dog crate for each of your dogs. It may not be a permanent thing; eventually you may be able to leave them loose in the house when you leave, but it sounds...

Dogs: Excess drinking and frequent urination, red blood count, diagnosis of diabetes
red blood count, diagnosis of diabetes, glucose test: Hi Alexa :-) It is possible your Chow could be Diabetic or have a Kidney problems. Kidney problems can mimic symptoms of Diabetes but it may also be something as simple as a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) which can be treated with Antibiotics. It does...

Dogs: Excessive Barking, excessive barking, thirteen years
excessive barking, thirteen years, poodle: I have a few questions for you, first off, Steve. 1) How long has the excessive barking been going on? 2) When does he do it? While you re home? When you aren t home? At night? During the day? At the windows? In his crate, if he has one? 3) What, if...

Dogs: Excessive barking, toy rat terrier, hunting dogs
toy rat terrier, hunting dogs, kennel dogs: I have a bias. There is almost no circumstance when you could convince me it s okay to keep a dog outside. One of those okay circumstances might be if you lived in the north and had a dog sled team. Another might be if you had several dogs in a nice kennel....

Dogs: Excessive chewing puppy, bitter apple spray, own toys
bitter apple spray, own toys, mousetraps: A mousetrap is very effective in making a dog leave something alone. Most dogs will stay away from anywhere they were surprised by a snap. The best part is that it is not you that is correcting the dog. It works whether you are around or not. The mousetrap...

Dogs: Excessive Dog Shedding, german short hair, vet bills
german short hair, vet bills, market brands: Hi Gerald; Does he chew his paws? Does the skin where the hair comes out look irritated? He my have allergies. chewing the paws is the first sign my dogs that have allergies give me that their allergies are flaring up. If the dog is kept in a cool place,...

Dogs: Excessive drinking & swollen belly, male nipples, pregnant bitches
male nipples, pregnant bitches, swollen belly: That wouldn t be my first guess since my pregnant bitches don t really drink any more water until after they deliver and start producing milk on a large scale. So you are saying she is intact, was in season within the last two months, and had access to...

Dogs: Excessive itching in out older dog, allergy pills, allergy medications
allergy pills, allergy medications, old dog: He probably developed some type of airborne allergy,thats usually where it affects them What you can do is just call up your vet and find out whst over the counter allergy medications you can use,as there is a number of human allergy pills dogs can us...

Dogs: Excessive Licking, animal massage, minute massage
animal massage, minute massage, dashund: Hi Michelle; This doesn t sound like a physical problem, rather a mental one. It sounds very much like anxiety. One thing I recommend is to take her for a complete checkup, and also get a video to learn to do animal massage. I have used the Tellington-Touch...

Dogs: Excessive licking, pug beagle mix, bacterial vaginitis
pug beagle mix, bacterial vaginitis, best of luck: Hi Erika It sounds as though your dog might have Vaginitis. Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. It can be brought on or caused by problems occurring within the vagina, or be secondary to conditions elsewhere in the body. It is a fairly...

Dogs: Excessive thirst and excessive shedding, collie mix, loose hair
collie mix, loose hair, excessive thirst: Thanks for your question. First off I wanted to say sorry about your mother my thoughts are with you and your family. Humm lets see she is rather old for a large dog and it could be as simple as age. She might also sense that there has been a loss in the...

Dogs: Excessive water drinking., vet appointment, underactive thyroid
vet appointment, underactive thyroid, laura murphy: Hi Kathy, The excessive thirst along with the weight gain suggests she might have an underactive thyroid. Has her coat become dry and brittle as well? Is she shedding more than usual? A simple blood test at the vet will confirm this. She could also be diabetic...

Dogs: Excessive water drinking dog 13, irish wolf hound, bearded collie
irish wolf hound, bearded collie, leg cramps: Hi Kathy, Excessive thirst can be nothing to worry about or it can be a symptom of a serious underlying disease. A quick trip to the vet for a blood and urine test will rule out illnesses such as diabetes or urinary infection, among others. This is a vital...

Dogs: Excitement Urination, excitement urination, belly band
excitement urination, belly band, great dog: Hi Alena and thanks for your question. The most appropriate way to stop this behavior is to do as you have been doing. Ignore your pup until he is calm. Ask new people to not pay any attention to him. You can use a belly band, but that really doesn t help...

Dogs: Exercise, colorants, weimaraner
colorants, weimaraner, green beans: Dear Janelle Thank you for your question. I would strongly advise for you not to give your dog peanut butter, or any human products of this nature! They aren’t healthy product for us let alone to be giving to your dog. Plus all the colorants and additives...

Dogs: Exercise amount for these dogs, jack russell terrier, labrador retreiver
jack russell terrier, labrador retreiver, boston terrier: It is hard to lay out a schedule. One of the things is that part of the exercise needs to be vigorous. The 3 hour walk favored by some still never gives the dog the exercise it needs. If you could turn the 3 of them loose in a fenced yard for a half hour...

Dogs: Exercise for my dog, frisbees, golden retriever
frisbees, golden retriever, half hour: Hello, It depends what type of exercise is offered, Running after frisbees or balls for a half hour includign a short walk would be enough daily but a slow paced walk alone would not be enough a 40/45 minute slow paced walk daily would be ok in that case....running...

Dogs: Exercise, reward games, mental stimulation
reward games, mental stimulation, gundog: Dear Janelle Thank you for your question. Yes, these dogs do need A LOT of exercise, but also mental stimulation to tire them out. You need to make sure that your dog goes out for at least 1-2 walks per day, definitely at least once! A dog that doesn’t...

Dogs: Exogenic Pancreatic Insufficiency, red blood cell, blood cell production
red blood cell, blood cell production, vitamin b 12: Hi Becca, You should ask your vet how many ounces of pig pancreas your dog should get daily and how it should be administered. It probably doesn t matter if your dog gets it liquefied or frozen, whatever way Dazey finds it palatable would probably work...

Dogs: Exogenic Pancreatic Insufficiency, pancreatic enzyme supplements, veterinary nutritionist
pancreatic enzyme supplements, veterinary nutritionist, acceptable treatment: Miranda, I think that most veterinarians do not recommend using pancreas organ meat is the treatment for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) because it is not consistently available in many areas. In places where it is available on a regular basis...

Dogs: Extreme intermittant stomach pain, innova evo, pitched whine
innova evo, pitched whine, stomach pain: Dear Lisa, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s medical problem. My heart goes out to you. It is so frustrating when we don t know how to help our dogs when they are suffering. Lisa, because I am not a vet I can t tell you exactly what is...

Dogs: Extremely Nervous and Fearful Scottie, mad run, scottish terrier
mad run, scottish terrier, hiding place: Hi Shelly, You don t want to force him in the situation like your vet suggested. That can just make it worse. The dog needs to approach his fear on his own terms & time. When approaching someone on the street, stop and make him sit (if he is obedience...

Dogs: Extroverted Boisterous Male Mini Schnauzer 7 months old not neutered, pigs ears, bladder problems
pigs ears, bladder problems, obedience classes: Dogs learn very quickly from each other, so bringing in another dog right now might just give you two dogs having the same behavior. Bringing in an older, calmer (think rescue) dog might help, but I suggest that you try to work with what you have before bringing...

Dogs: Eye Bump, cherry eye, tomorrow morning
cherry eye, tomorrow morning, antibiotics: Hi Shannon, It s really hard to say, since I can t see it. Could she have been hitten or had something poke her eye? It may be a type of virus that antibiotics would clear up. I m just guessing here, but I m glad to hear you are going to the vet. That...

Dogs: Eye color inheritance in dogs (labardors if possible), eye color inheritance, coat color inheritance
eye color inheritance, coat color inheritance, dark brown eyes: Hi, It is hard to find good articles about eye color genetics. I got this clip from a hip dysplasia site talking about genetical causes of dysplasia. Every cell in the body, except for sex cells, carries two copies of each gene and each gene codes for...

Dogs: Eye color in puppies, australian shepherd, siberian husky
australian shepherd, siberian husky, malamute: Hi, do you know the father of the puppies? One litter can have several father s, and it sounds like either the father had a breed in him that carried light & blue eyes (like Australian Shepherd, Malamute or Siberian Husky) or the litter had more than one...

Dogs: Eye growth, chesapeake bay retriever, eye growth
chesapeake bay retriever, eye growth, antibiotic ointment: Can you describe the growths? Most of the time these are obstructed ducts and need to be removed by your vet. Your dog needs the eye lubrication that is not going to happen with the ducts obstructed. As for the injury,. I would definitely have the vet look...

Dogs: Eye infection in Collie?, ingrown hair, eye infection
ingrown hair, eye infection, eyelash: Thanks for your question. He might have an ingrown hair or a eyelash that is bothering it. It might not be a bad idea to get him to a vet and have it looked at for it could me keeping his eye or loosing it. You dont want it to get infected so until you can...

Dogs: Eye lash loss around one eye, eye lash loss, cause hair loss
eye lash loss, cause hair loss, cocker spaniel: Hi there, You didn t say if the area around your dog s eye is causing itching, or if the skin appears raw. You also didn t say if there is any discharge, excessive blinking, squinting, or any swelling around the eye. If the skin is raw, there is the...

Dogs: Eye medicine for a dog!, antihistamine, seam
antihistamine, seam, swipe: Hi Misty, sorry I didn t get back sooner, but there was a problem on ALL EXPERTS and I couldn t sign on. The best way I have found is to put the medicine on my finger, in a long strip, and while I am petting her with one hand, I just swipe my finger right...

Dogs: Eyes, Ears and Snout Itching, benadryl allergy, allergy pills
benadryl allergy, allergy pills, biopsys: You can give her Benadryl Human allergy pills they were reccomended by my vet for my dogs with allergies and work well. You want the 25 ML, thats twenty five ML in case of typo Benadryl Allergy pills(NOT childrens) they are normaly in a box that is pink...

Dogs: ear, spongy mass, shitzu
spongy mass, shitzu, inflammatory response: Penny, It could be some kind of inflammatory response to the puppy pulling on the ear or possibly a ear hematoma (blood pouch in between the layers of ear skin). I recommend you see your vet today if possible and have it checked out. Good Luck, ...

Dogs: ear hematoma, vet bills, hematoma
vet bills, hematoma, medical background: Hiya. You really need to go to the vet because there is only medicine such as drops which you can only get from the vet. Go to pdsa if your with them because you can get cheap vet bills. So please go. Please remeber to leave me feedback and comment....

Dogs: ear hematoma, broken blood vessel, warm compresses
broken blood vessel, warm compresses, little stitches: Thanks for your question. Sorry I dont know much about heratomas but i did get this question that might help you out a little bit on what someone else was doing with there boston terrier. Here is there question: Hi! On 7/20/06, our Boston Terrier, Mandi,...

Dogs: ear infection?, jack russells, ear mites
jack russells, ear mites, cause inflammation: Hi Kristal, Your dog might have a bacterial or yeast infection, or she might be a case of ear mites. Ear mites feed on the lining of the ear and cause inflammation, redness, intense itching and a brown crusty discharge. A secondary bacterial infection...

Dogs: ear infection, ear infections in dogs, infections in dogs
ear infections in dogs, infections in dogs, ear drops: Hi Kristal :-) This sounds like a ear infection hun. Unfortunately the only thing you can do for a ear infection is to take your Dog to the Vet for antibiotics and ear drops. Ear infections in Dogs can spread very quickly and become internal which can...

Dogs: ear infection, classic ear, wet face
classic ear, wet face, face cloth: Classic ear infection with yeast in the ear, thats what makes the ear reck while waiting for your apointment you can and should get the stinky discharge out as well as you can with a small wet face cloth or something simaler. the vet gives cream and soap for...

Dogs: ear infections in dogs, ear infections in dogs, inner ear infection
ear infections in dogs, inner ear infection, infections in dogs: Hi Debbie, You should never self diagnose and medicate your dog any more than you would with a child. You really have no idea what the problem is, and in the meanwhile, as you hunt and peck for a treatment, it s your dog who is suffering. Your dog needs...

Dogs: ear margin dermamitis, yeast infection, dermatitis
yeast infection, dermatitis, ears: Hi, it could be a variety of things, the most common being a sort of yeast infection. If you had flys, then I would first guess that is was fly bites. The best thing for you to do is go to the vet and have them do a scraping of it. That could rule out a...

Dogs: ear mites, home remedy for ear mites, itchy ears
home remedy for ear mites, itchy ears, mix alcohol: Hi Dan! Ear mites can be very irritating to a dog or cat. It will cause scratching and shaking of the head. There can be thousands in the ear canal! When not treated, a dog or cat can scratch their ear until it is raw and bleeds, often causing skin infections....

Dogs: ear mites, ear mite medication, ear mites
ear mite medication, ear mites, good ear: Hi Linda, First get a good ear flush which you can buy over the counter. Flush her ears out every other day and then put ear mite medication (you can also purchase that over the counter) in her ears every day for about a week. You want to flush the ears...

Dogs: ear, ear flap, minor surgery
ear flap, minor surgery, hematoma: Hi Nicholas, Your dog has a hematoma which is basically a spot where blood vessels have burst in the ear flap. What happens is that the blood starts to pool up inbetween the skin of the ear. It will become infected and does need to be drained by a vet (if...

Dogs: ears, dogs ears, milk teeth
dogs ears, milk teeth, genetic problem: HI MEGAN IF THE EARS ARE NOT UP SOLID AND ERRECT BY NEAR 7 MONTHS, THEN IT IS A GENETIC PROBLEM. SOME BLOOD FLOW LEAVES THE EARS DURING THE LOOSING OF MILK TEETH FOR THE K9 TEETH TO COME INTO THE MOUTH. THEREFORE THE EARS ARE UP AND DOWN, TIP OVER, ETC....

Dogs: ears, hydrogen peroxide, cotton ball
hydrogen peroxide, cotton ball, ear canal: If your dog goes to a groomer on a regular basis, the groomer should take care of the ears. Otherwise, you can do it yourself. You can use a ear cleaner for dogs,or Hydrogen peroxide, or alcohol mixed with 1/2 water. Use a cotton ball and you can go down as...

Dogs: ears, ear mite medicine, ear mites
ear mite medicine, ear mites, ear canals: Hi Jackie, You need to clean the ears each time because you are just leaving all the old medicine behind in the ear and piling more medicine on top. Get some ear flush from a local pet store, put it in the ear, then squish it around in the ear a little....

Dogs: ears, ear mites, sore ear
ear mites, sore ear, external ear: Hi Jackie :-) Unfortunately mites can re-occur. Because of this I would take your little dog back to the Vet for a check up and a examination of her ears. Scratching of ears can be caused by mites and it can also be caused by a fungal (like yeast) in...

Dogs: ears, ears, puppy
ears, puppy, puppies: At ten weeks, the ears should look somewhat houndy and be hugging the puppy s cheeks. http://members.aol.com/ktbrit/puppy.jpg If there is any lift at all, those ears will be going UP later, usually at teething time. Which is better? Whichever one you...

Dogs: eating?, cottage cheese, kiyomi
cottage cheese, kiyomi, hot weather: KIYOMI PUT SOME COTTAGE CHEESE IN DRY KIBBLE WITH HOT WATER OVER AND MIX. GIVE A GOOD SUPPLEMENT AS DOG FOOD ALONE DOES NOT MAKE FOR A HEALTHY DOG. ALSO, NO HUMAN TREATS, CANNED FOODS ARE BAD FOR DOGS, USE DOGGIE BUSCUITS, NYLABONES, ETC. FEED TWICE A...

Dogs: eating, food bowl, clue
food bowl, clue, dogs: I have no clue. You have told me no history, ages, breeds, sex, or anything about your life with the dogs. What you feed them, where they eat. I know nothing about them. All dogs like people are different. There is no One reason for anything. I...

Dogs: eating, vitamins and minerals, loss of appetite
vitamins and minerals, loss of appetite, laura murphy: Paul, It s perfectly natural for a dog to go a day or so without food, but several days is a bit much. If she s not losing weight, could she be getting too much food on the days she does eat? Also, without knowing what you re feeding her, it s difficult...

Dogs: eating, boarder collie, collie mix
boarder collie, collie mix, puppy food: Hi, first off, the diarrhea is from the change in food and can last a couple of days. It is best to keep her on a good quality adult food and do control the time she is eating. If she is acting normal, then there is nothing wrong with her and she could be...

Dogs: eating, eating junk food, afew days
eating junk food, afew days, food table: Dogs are like kids,sometimes they know if they refuse there normal food you will spice it up the way you want-the best way to avoid this is,pick one brand of food and stick to it,once he gets hungry enough he will eat it,dogs won t starve themselves The...

Dogs: eating, diarrhea and vomiting, heart worm
diarrhea and vomiting, heart worm, sorry god: Hi Tee, Eukanuba is a good food and if you can keep her on it, it would be best. Besides, if you change her diet, it might also cause her to have digestive problems. I wouldn t give anymore treats until she eats her food. She may be holding out for the...

Dogs: eating, table scraps, dog biscuts
table scraps, dog biscuts, table food: Hello Cindy, its ok this happens all the time, the dog eiher just gets sick of eating the same kibble everyday or the dog has recinitly been given table scraps or flavorful dog biscuts and no longer wants its yucky kibble. Don t feed table scraps! leave...

Dogs: over eating, red nose pit bull, red nose pit
red nose pit bull, red nose pit, pepto bismol: Hi Tabatha, Your dog s stomach is bloated because she over ate, as yours might be if you ate too much, too. It wouldn t be shocking if she has a little diarrhea or even vomits. It s safe to give her Pepto-Bismol regular strength chewable tablets to...

Dogs: eating, toilet tissue paper, nyla bone
toilet tissue paper, nyla bone, milk teeth: Hi Ron; Liking to eat out of your hand: Maybe he just likes the extra attention, or he feels that is being closer, and he wants the closeness. Probably it is like some people don t like to eat alone, and your holding his food in your hand, is giving him...

Dogs: Not eating, tupperware container, chickn
tupperware container, chickn, kibble: Hello This isnt normal all puppies should ea the first day home all of mine did so did my friends dog when she was a pup and so did my sisters dog when he was a pup. I reccomend soking the food with hot water in a tupperware container after the water has been...

Dogs: Not eating, nutracal, vet check
nutracal, vet check, chicken baby: This is not a normal behavior for an 8 month old dog, I would be very concerned, Is your pup up to date with her shots? Has she been dewormed? Does she show any signs of a cold (stuffed up nose, watery eyes or nose, cough, sneezing, diarrhea). Does she have...

Dogs: eating dog feces, meat tenderizer, nasty habit
meat tenderizer, nasty habit, pet magazine: Its call Coprophagia. I have this problem with 2 of my 4 dogs. Isn t it lovely when they do that and then come in and want kisses?! He is not hungry, he just has a nasty habit. There is a product on the market that you give your dog in pill form. As it is...

Dogs: eating dog waste, dogs food, dogs and cats
dogs food, dogs and cats, doo doo: I am having that same problem with my Brittany spaniel. Try using Forbid. Its a powder you play in your dogs food and it makes their doo doo taste bad(I can hardly think how else it should taste!).This didn t work with my pup so ask your vet about Forbid...

Dogs: eating green grass frequently, collie mix, bundle of nerves
collie mix, bundle of nerves, grass hay: Hi TJ, Eating grass is normally a sign of nerves and/or their stomach bothering them which can also be from nerves. You have to be careful with livestock hay because it can have foxtails in it, and if she ingests that it can puncture her stomach. Foxtails...

Dogs: eating habits, enormous appetite, little pig
enormous appetite, little pig, appitite: Hi Joyce; It all depends on what his doctor says. I had a little female that was very chubby.She had an enormous appetite, and she loooked more like a little pig than a dog, but her Veterinarian said, in spite of it all, she was healthy, and there seemed...

Dogs: eating habits, table scraps, dry food
table scraps, dry food, eating habits: The best thing to do is to just give him straight dog food,and if he doesn t eat it in 20 minutes pull it,even if he doesn t eat for a few days-dogs will not starve themselves he will eventually get hungry enough to eat it But if you you keep on mixing...

Dogs: eating habits, loose bowels, artificial sweetener
loose bowels, artificial sweetener, eating habits: As far as I know, not much. If she bolted down a big piece, it may come back up. In addition, too much of any unfamiliar food can cause throwing up or loose bowels. A single instance of a good serving of tuna shouldn t have much lasting effect. I was...

Dogs: eating a little dirt, good bacteria, plain yogurt
good bacteria, plain yogurt, beneficial bacteria: Hi Herb, I honestly feel that you don t need to worry about this. Dogs will seek out things that they (somehow instinctively) know they need. There is possibly some mineral in this soil that may be lacking in his diet or that his body may metabolize easier...

Dogs: eating non food items and begging, irene c, clap your hands
irene c, clap your hands, reno nv: Dogs eat stuff because they are bored, or hungry. You should try giving him more food, more toys, more artificial bones, and spending more time with him. This problem is very serious and dangerous. Untill he gets used to not eating them, try as best as you...

Dogs: not eating nor drinking, mac and cheese, food dishes
mac and cheese, food dishes, chubby side: Well first things first do not mix people food or anything into his food,as you will always have to do it,just put it down and he will learn to eat it-some dogs don t like metal food dishes as they sometimes leave a funny taste in the dogs mouth,in that case...

Dogs: eating own feces, stomach worm, stomach ache
stomach worm, stomach ache, feaces: Your dog eats his feaces becuase he either has stomach ache or doesn t digest the food well, so he views it as food. To stop this you have to change his dog food, buy stomach worm pills and give him the pills according to instructions. Also you should pour...

Dogs: eating poop, meat tenderizer, schnorkie
meat tenderizer, schnorkie, pineapple juice: Yes, the best solution is to get out there with them and pick up the stools immediately. You could also try putting something on their food such as Forbid which makes the stools not quite as tasty. I ve never heard of using pineapple juice, but Adolf s Meat...

Dogs: eating poop to hid it while in a cage, toy manchester terrier, eating poop
toy manchester terrier, eating poop, old toy: Nobody ever solved any problem by punishing a dog after it did something. Unless you actually catch the dog in the act, punishing it only creates fear and confusion. Have you talked to the rescue group about the problem? What suggestions did they give? ...

Dogs: eating poop to hide it when in cage, toy manchester terrier, eating poop
toy manchester terrier, eating poop, old toy: Stool eating or coprophagia is a somewhat common problem-and some dogs that are used to being yelled at for making accidents are more prone to this problem,it is believed they are doing this to avoid being punished There is a product on the market called...

Dogs: eating poop, shihtzu, afraid of the dark
shihtzu, afraid of the dark, housebreaking: Hi Arlene; Maybe she is just cleaning up after herself. In the wild, they eat the poop to hide the den from predators. Also, if she is not going outside, you need to do housebreaking again with her. If you don t insist she go outside, she won t. She will...

Dogs: eating problem, jack russell terrier, eager appetite
jack russell terrier, eager appetite, three flavors: Hi Jan, Thanks for the question with details. As you probably know, most dogs will eat anything. The fact that his behavior has not changed (except for the non-eating thing) doesn t necessarily rule out medical issues, but it sure places medical concerns...

Dogs: eating problem, reason dogs, cat food
reason dogs, cat food, dog food: Hi, The reason dogs like to eat cat stools is because cat food is richer compared to dog food so disgustingly enough, it has something that comes out in the stool that makes it appetizing to dogs. There really is no sure fire way to stop them from eating...

Dogs: eating problems, fleas and ticks, harsh punishment
fleas and ticks, harsh punishment, kibble: FIRST OF ALL WORM THE PUPPY FOR ROUND WORMS MOST HAVE OR GET. IN TWO WEEKS WORM AGAIN TO WORM IT FREE OF THIS. THEN START IT ON A GOOD DRY KIBBLE WET WITH HOT WATER, GOOD SUPPLEMENT AND GARLIC FOR FLEAS AND TICKS. DO NOT GIVE ANY HUMAN FOODS OR TREAT, TRASH...

Dogs: not eating puppy, vet check, good appetite
vet check, good appetite, dogs food: I hope you haven t violated the good practice of leaving the puppies with their mother until after 6 weeks. If not, I think you can wait until Monday. I am quicker to suggest action for such a small puppy and out of my experience. Usually I would say give...

Dogs: Would eating a sponge hurt my dog?, kitchen sponge, gastrointestinal problems
kitchen sponge, gastrointestinal problems, sensitive system: Hi Jessica! Yes, it could be stuck in her intestines, and that could cause major problems. It also could be blocking the entry to the stomach and that would be why she is vomiting so much. This could be very serious, and if I were you I would take her...

Dogs: eating things, malti poo, innova dog food
malti poo, innova dog food, canned dog food: If your dog is mostly inside, Cindy, then I wouldn t recommend shaving her completely down for summertime. Not to mention a dog s coat serves not only to insulate from the cold, but from the heat as well - and it also protects from sunburn. Do keep her neatly...

Dogs: eating, cottage cheese, stool sample
cottage cheese, stool sample, hamberger: HI SUE GIVE HIM A LITTLE PEPTO, SOME COTTAGE CHEESE OR BOILED RAW HAMBERGER WITH WHITE RICE FOR STARTERS. WHEN HE STARTS TO EAT, ADD SOME DOG FOOD SLOWLY, MAKE SURE HE IS WORM FREE, IF NOT THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM. TAKE IN A STOOL SAMPLE TO BE LOOKED AT....

Dogs: eczema, skin food, food allergies
skin food, food allergies, cortisone: Hi Susan, You can get some cortisone from the vet which will relieve the sensation of the itch and can help her heal. You need to find the cause of the itch though, whether it be dry skin, food allergies etc. The cortisone is just a temporary fix until...

Dogs: eggs for dogs main meal/everyday, old english mastiff, puppy foods
old english mastiff, puppy foods, bones and joints: Hi Tommy and congratulations on your new addition. Eggs are actually very good for dogs and one of the most concentrated forms of protein that a dog can receive, when they re cooked. Raw eggs have a way of restricting the absorbtion of biotin in the dogs...

Dogs: elbow hygroma, elbow hygroma, elbow area
elbow hygroma, elbow area, vet care: Hi Karen, If your vet said keep it wrapped for 30 days, that s exactly what you need to do. Contact your vet s office and have them apply a new bandage, if you can t. A pressure wrap (such as Vetrap) should be padded with the type of the cotton rolls...

Dogs: elderly dog, fungus diseases, internal parasites
fungus diseases, internal parasites, chronic cough: Hi Sharon, Since I m not a doctor, and there are many conditions which can cause the kind of cough you re describing, I d still recommend that you have your dog examined by your veterinarian. Hopefully, your dog has something mild, but there is the possibility...

Dogs: elderly dog, serum chemistry panel, inner ear problem
serum chemistry panel, inner ear problem, peripheral vestibular syndrome: Hi Carmen, Strokes are very rare in dogs. They do occur but they are much more infrequent than humans. It sounds like your dog s having a neurological problem of some kind. You should not put off taking your dog to the vet tomorrow. The condition...

Dogs: elderly dog barking, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, canine cognitive dysfunction
cognitive dysfunction syndrome, canine cognitive dysfunction, verbal cues: Hi Kathy, It s possible that your dog is having a side effect to the Carprofen. According to the drug s manufacturer, a change in behavior (such as decreased or increased activity level, is one of the possible side effects that dog owners should watch for....

Dogs: elderly dog, back legs slipping out, nerve degeneration, walking on ice
nerve degeneration, walking on ice, neurological problem: Hi Barb, If your dog wasn t walking on a slick surface when you noticed her back legs giving out, she might be having a neurological problem. A couple of things come to mind, this could be caused by a a blood clot, hind end weakness from diabetes, nerve...

Dogs: elderly dog personal opionion, average lifespan, bloody stools
average lifespan, bloody stools, chemistry profile: Nadine, If it were my 14 1/2 year old dog and my veterinarian were telling me that it needed emergency surgery - and was confident that the procedure was safe for him, I would have it done. The normal bloodwork is a great sign - as veterinarians will perform...

Dogs: elderly dog, canine cognitive dysfunction, abusive owner
canine cognitive dysfunction, abusive owner, temperature extremes: Hi Alliey, Many older dogs become rather insecure and dislike being left alone. The stress of the Holidays, family parties with lots of company, a recent move, or any change in her routine can be the cause of the recent needy behavior. Let your dog stay...

Dogs: elderly dogs, exray, stomch
exray, stomch, personal feelings: Nadine, thanks for your question and I am truly sorry you are having to struggle with such difficult decisions. Let me start by saying that each situation is different and decisions have to be made on personal feelings. It would be very difficult to live...

Dogs: elderly sheltie, baby aspirin, sheltie
baby aspirin, sheltie, eyesight: Hi, Her eye could be red due to an oncoming infection. If she had an anuerism, you would see a lot worse things than red in the eyes. She could be getting a little senile, and thats why you are noticing her getting more confused. At that age it is not...

Dogs: electric collars???, vinegar solution, white vinegar
vinegar solution, white vinegar, foster dogs: You could try telling him No bark, or whatever command you want to use, and squirting him in the face/mouth either with water, or a water/white vinegar solution, whenever he barks. You could also keep him on a leash, attached to a training collar (I prefer...

Dogs: emaciated puppy found, dry dog food, skin and bones
dry dog food, skin and bones, opion: Hi Kathy; By now I am sure you have taken it to the Veterinarian and gotten an opion and are doing what you can for the puppy. Bless you for taking this little one in and trying to help it. I hope it is going to be alright. These little ones can survive...

Dogs: emaciated puppy, thin gruel, quality puppy
thin gruel, quality puppy, male puppy: Hi Bob, Rather than sugar, try a few drops of corn syrup on the puppy s tongue. This puppy needs to be treated by a veterinarian. Puppies this small do not just wander away from their homes, it was probably abandoned, which makes it likely that it has...

Dogs: Never ending bad hair day..., bad hair day, litter mates
bad hair day, litter mates, shampoo and conditioner: All I can suggest is a good dog shampoo and conditioner. The only other thing would be his diet. Maybe he needs some more oils in his food. Feed something that the #1 ingredient is beef, or chicken..Lamb is ok but tends to lack more of the oil. If you want...

Dogs: english bulldog, jack russell terrier, engish bulldog
jack russell terrier, engish bulldog, labrador retreiver: I am aware of only bulldog suspific food it is made by royal canin, http://www.royalcanin.us/dogfood/bulldog.html it is very high quiality and i can highly reccomend it thou I do not use the brand myself it is a good quaility brand. Most flat faced...

Dogs: my english bulldog, english bulldog, mold exposure
english bulldog, mold exposure, friend move: Hello, The best course of feeding is shedualed meals..by feeding twice daily morning and evening and leaving no fooddown the dogs are less likely to become overweight. But if your set on free feeding...no theres nothing going to happen to your bulldog from...

Dogs: english bulldog, lifetime committment, 3 month old baby
lifetime committment, 3 month old baby, shelley davis: Hi Ashley, Thank you for writing to me. English Bulldogs are very strong and powerful and many are what is referred to as willful (meaning that they are apt to do what they want rather than what you want). They also have very strong jaws, so if they...

Dogs: english bulldog female, english bulldog, bulldog
english bulldog, bulldog, hump: Humping by a female dog is not sexual, it s aggressive. She s trying to dominate your girlfriend. Most likely that behavior will worsen. Type Alpha boot camp into your search engine browser and read it. It ll help you immensely. Bullies are wonderful dogs,...

Dogs: english bulldog markings, english bulldog, dramatic change
english bulldog, dramatic change, sun one: Hi Juan, A puppy s coat changes, starting at around 4 months of age, but it can start later than that. Since your puppy is now 6 months old, it s not unreasonable to think that his coat changeover is still in progress. Some dogs get lighter, some dogs...

Dogs: english bulldog skin, old english bulldog, bulldog skin
old english bulldog, bulldog skin, skin ailment: Hi Jim, I m sorry to hear of your dog s frustrating skin ailment. Like any other breed, English Bulldogs may be prone to a variety of health problems, unfortunately skin problems are amongst the common ailments to the Bulldog breed. Not all veterinarians...

Dogs: english bulldog is vomiting and has diarrhea, old english bulldog, recovery diet
old english bulldog, recovery diet, bland diet: That is all too common that they get into something and get sick. Usually once they clear themselves out, they are OK. I would withhold food until tomorrow. If he keeps it down, fine. If not, maybe better call the vet. Sometimes a bland diet helps:...

Dogs: I have an english bulldog..., english bulldogs, english bulldog
english bulldogs, english bulldog, facial wrinkles: Hi Francie, When there is a film covering the eye it is usually a sign of an irritation or infection. Since the eyes are very vulnerable to injury, these types of changes should not be ignored nor treated at home. I can t diagnose your dog, but I can...

Dogs: english bulldogs, english bulldogs, allergic to dogs
english bulldogs, allergic to dogs, homework research: Hello Eric and thank you for your question. Breed selection is a very personal issue, but I can give you some idea of the temperament of the English Bulldog. EB s are very headstrong, determined, and bullish. They are great protectors and wonderful...

Dogs: english matiff biting, signs and signals, aggressive tendencies
signs and signals, aggressive tendencies, canine body: Hi Amber, Thank you for writing to me about Brutus aggression issues. I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been extremely busy with urgent rescue work. Please forgive the delay. In almost all cases of aggression, there have clues and warnings,...

Dogs: epilepsy?, toy poodle, vitaman
toy poodle, vitaman, valume: Hi Tiffany, Yes, it does sound like she had some type of seizure. She may have more, or she may not. If they become more frequent be sure to let your Vet know, as he will want to change her meds to something that will work better. You may not see another...

Dogs: excessive bowel movements, bel air maryland, diarreha
bel air maryland, diarreha, cockapoo: Hi Phil First and foremost, what are you feeding? A LOT of dog foods have fillers and by products that are not used by the dog and so it has to go somewhere. So first of all, please tell me what you re feeding. Secondly when was baby wormed last? Answer...

Dogs: excessive grooming, austrailian shepard, denmark wi
austrailian shepard, denmark wi, ingredient listings: Hi Jim- I m not sure I can answer you question fully, as I don t have a lot to go on, but I ll give you a few different theories and we can go from there. First off, how old is she and how long have you had her? If you ve just gotten her, she may be...

Dogs: excessive licking, cortisone cream, cortisone
cortisone cream, cortisone, fleas: Sounds like a hot spot. So much for the benefits of Nutro. With most of such problems I see here, people are feeding Nutro or other highly rated chows. It could just be that is what most of the people here are feeding. Maybe Nutro is as good as anything....

Dogs: excessive licking of chops, mild seizure, dry dog food
mild seizure, dry dog food, cocker spaniel: That s funny, Nick; another person just asked me a question about *their* cocker spaniel having a licking problem. Hmmm Have you checked his mouth/teeth? I would recommend doing that, because he *could* have something stuck in his mouth that is causing...

Dogs: excessive shedding and skin problems, shar pei dogs, natural diet
shar pei dogs, natural diet, vasoline: Thanks for your question. First off I would take her to your groomer and request a deep coat conditioning. This will help so much you probably wouldnt reconize her. Now as far as the raw spots go cover them 3 times a day with vasoline and then patch it....

Dogs: excessive spraying, behavioural problem, minuite
behavioural problem, minuite, alaskan malamute: While he is entire he will spray as a way of marking his territory. He does do it at home because there aren t other dogs around at home and they havent marked and his smell is everywhere anyway. The problem will eleviate to a large extent when he is neutered....

Dogs: excessive urination., excessive urination, swedish elkhound
excessive urination, swedish elkhound, obedience class: Hi Anna, Because your new dog is drinking an excessive amount of water, and subsequently, urinating excessively too, you should have him examined by your vet. You are correct, it can be a sign of kidney disease, but it can also be a symptom of a bacterial...

Dogs: excessive water drinking, kidney failure, special diet
kidney failure, special diet, excessive water: Hi, That really is not normal. It is common with some geriatric problems like Kidney failure and is one of the earliest signs of that. At 12 a dog needs a geriatric profile done by your vet about every 6 months as they tend to get problems so I d sure...

Dogs: excessively hungry and thirsty, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, propalin: Well, I ve had a dog on thyroid meds and it did not increase his appetite (well, no more than normal for schnauzers who always think they are starving G ) or thirst. Frankly, these sound like classic symptoms for Cushings Disease, including the hypothyroidism....

Dogs: excitable urination, excitement urination, behavior tip
excitement urination, behavior tip, female boxer: Hi Terry, It sounds as though your dog has what s known as submissive urination . Submissive urination is the ultimate show of respect and deference for higher rank. It occurs frequently with young puppies who have not yet learned and perfected other...

Dogs: excited dog peeing???, german shepherd puppy, pee
german shepherd puppy, pee, good luck: Hi Nicole. the answer to this is simple really. There is nothing to teach the dog..he is not doing anything wrong. It is the people that need to adjust. Try sitting down and not acting so excited to put the dog on a leash. She will see it and come over and...

Dogs: Over excited Puppy, bach flower remedy, slippery elm powder
bach flower remedy, slippery elm powder, l glutamine: Hi Laura. It sounds as though your lab is just suffering from a type of hyperactivity that leads to an upset stomach. I would recommend treating both her emotional state and her intestines. A Bach Flower Remedy called Vervain is great for calming...

Dogs: exercise, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: If a walk is all the exercise a dog gets, it should be at least an hour. It sounds like she needs obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: exercise for 10 yr old dog, excess stress, tempting fate
excess stress, tempting fate, cherry juice: Hi Gail, I don t think you re being overly protective, you re just being a good mom! More important than your dog s chronological age, is how well your dog feels. Use that as a guide for how much exercise your dog should receive. At 10 years old, your...

Dogs: exercise & jogging, husky mix, warm weather
husky mix, warm weather, skeletal structure: I would wait until a year old to take him jogging. And then in warm weather, wet him down, many dogs enjoy a dip in a pond or creek. Another important step to sturdy joints is an early switch to adult chow, 4 months, to slow growth and allow the joints more...

Dogs: exercise and nutrition, cow stomachs, sweet potatoe
cow stomachs, sweet potatoe, buffalo fish: Hello, You can likely expect him to walk for 30/40 minutes before he wants to be picked up. THe food I have never used either but both are said to be high quaility. I personly use Authority lite from petsmart for my labrador retreiver, and Blue Buffalo fish...

Dogs: exlax, national poison control center, poison control center
national poison control center, poison control center, low blood sugar: Yes, it could, depending on the size of your dog. Overdosing with Ex-Lax can cause: Abdominal pain Collapse Low blood sugar Dizziness Rash Diarrhea Drop in blood pressure I would contact your veterinarian or emergency vet and ask them what...

Dogs: expiry, vitamins minerals, dog foods
vitamins minerals, dog foods, dry food: Hello, I wouldnt use it past the end of febuary some might say otherwise but I persoanly wouldnt use it past then, just as in people products the vitamins/minerals go stale afterawhile and no longer wokr the way they should they are less potent and I d think...

Dogs: exploratory surgery, digital xrays, intestinal parasites
digital xrays, intestinal parasites, exploratory surgery: It sounds as though the veterinarian has been very thorough. The only thing that I would try would be to fast the dog with no food or water for 24-48 hours... just IV fluids and injectible meds until she stops vomiting. Her gut needs to recover. After...

Dogs: expressing anal glands, dogs anal glands, expressing anal glands
dogs anal glands, expressing anal glands, hydrogen peroxide: You can, and with a bit of practise it is easy. 1. Go outside! 2. Don latex glove 3. Put something slippery on thumb & forefinger, I use dishwashing soap. 4. Insert thumb into rectum. 5. Find anal sac at approximately 4:00 and 8:00 on the...

Dogs: external parasite, external parasite, open wounds
external parasite, open wounds, t claim: It seems to me I vaguely remember something about flies laying eggs in open wounds and hatching. Perhaps more in cattle. I would carefully check her and keep an eye on it. If you find many, check with the vet. You might try the vets here. I don t claim...

Dogs: external parasite, external parasite, upper chest
external parasite, upper chest, other ones: Well ticks are brownish black but it would have likely been blood coming out....I m not sure the only known bug at lest I know of taht digs into skin of people and animals is ticks...but there are other ones if you might look them up on your search engine...

Dogs: extremely submissive/timid dog, puppy molly, loud trucks
puppy molly, loud trucks, submissive urination: Pinning her down will people are arguing will only make the problem worse-so do not try that,it s an old outdated method The best thing would probably to find a trainer that deals with timid dogs,each dog is different and they can work one on one with your...

Dogs: extremely swollen teet on pomeranian, blood in the urine, teet
blood in the urine, teet, pomeranian: This doesn t sound like a pregnancy, particularly since it is only one nipple; it sounds more like a tumor, which may or may not be malignant. The blood in the urine could be a couple things also, but what really bothers me is the fact that she is listless....

Dogs: eye condition, cocker spaniel, entropian
cocker spaniel, entropian, third eyelid: Hi Susan, You should get him into a vet. There could be several things wrong. He could have something in the eye like a foxtail, or he could have developed an entropian which is where the third eyelid turns in on itself and becomse swollen and irritates...

Dogs: eye disorder?? on a black lab/bulldog mix, allergic reactions in dogs, human allergies
allergic reactions in dogs, human allergies, eye lashes: Hi Stepheny :-) It is possible this could be a allergic reaction, similar to human allergies to the bedding which is hay. Hay can cause allergic reactions in Dogs. I recommend you change the bedding to material or even some spare blankets you have and pillows/cushions...

Dogs: eye drainage & coughing, upper respatory infection, puppy eyes
upper respatory infection, puppy eyes, loss of appetite: Hi Brian, I m glad you found my previous response helpful. Having a nose that feels dry, rather than being cold and wet is actually normal. A dog s nose may be very wet and cool one moment then be warmer and not-so-moist the next. All in the course of...

Dogs: eye drainage & coughing, lhasas, 21st of december
lhasas, 21st of december, shih tzus: Hi Jacari. Thanks for your question. I was just curious as to what breed of dog you have. Or think you have. This could possibly be one reason why. Dogs like pugs, shih-tzus and Lhasas seem to have a lot of excessive eye drainage. I m not an expert when...

Dogs: eye drainage, green eye, wash cloth
green eye, wash cloth, eye drops: Thanks for your question. Yes alergies sounds right...Very simple remedy....Get a wash cloth as warm and you can....saturate her eyes 3 times a day for about a week. Even if you notice it stoping do that for one week straight. That should take care of it....

Dogs: eye drop problem, hind legs, eye drop
hind legs, eye drop, eye infection: Hi Debra and thanks for your question. This can be such a challenge! It s frustrating for you and the dog, which makes it worse. You can try this method. Lay your dog down (on it s side the eye is on) on a table. One person will stand at the dogs back...

Dogs: eye infection, plain pumpkin, irriation
plain pumpkin, irriation, gastrointestinal tract: Tracy, thanks for your questions. Let s start with the eye infection. This sounds like it could be conjunctivitis, which is similar to pink eye in humans. It is contagious, so be careful to wash your hands well. The signs of this is a yellowish discharge...

Dogs: eye problem?, act of mercy, selfless act
act of mercy, selfless act, eye problem: Hi Nat, It sounds as though the dog has had some kind of injury to it s eye. Living out on the streets, there s a good chance of complications developing. If you could take this dog to a vet, it would be a wonderfully generious and selfless act of mercy....

Dogs: eye question, mucus discharge, eye infection
mucus discharge, eye infection, veterinary care: Hi Chris, As you know, that crusty or mucus discharge your dog gets in her eyes after sleeping is normal. That discharge actually is from the eye s natural self-cleaning efforts. You didn t describe the discharge that you ve been cleaning from your...

Dogs: eye raw, aggressive behaviour, eye infection
aggressive behaviour, eye infection, muzzle: I would get a muzzle for him. Once he is wearing the muzzle you wont have to worry about getting bitten and you ll be able to take him back to the vet and get him out of the car properly and safely. The vet may even have one you can borrow. This in all...

Dogs: eye solution, vet trips, labrador retreiver
vet trips, labrador retreiver, indoor dogs: Hi, My Labrador retreiver... Haylie gets gunky eyes on avrage once a year but right now she has had running eyes for a while and the Polysporn people eye drops just are helping this time so shes going in to the vets shortly. She had really bad gluey eyes...

Dogs: FAMILY DOG, puppy issues, boxer puppy
puppy issues, boxer puppy, calm dogs: Hello, again, Tammy. Here s a list of rescue organizations in the Boise area. This first link has a separate contact for many different breeds. I would recommend that you send each one of them an e-mail explaining your wants/needs and see if they think their...

Dogs: Familly is getting a dog, shedding........, medium sized dogs, poodle rescue
medium sized dogs, poodle rescue, border collies: No problem. It usually isn t the hair, but the skin dander. You want a big dog, how about a standard Poodle? I have done a blindfold walk with one as my guide. You can also look at Airedales and Schnauzers. I am no big fan of breed selectors, but the...

Dogs: Family dog is not warming up to new puppy, sibling rivalry, positive reinforcement
sibling rivalry, positive reinforcement, positive feelings: Hi Morgyn, You didn t say how long ago you brought the new Chihuahua into your home. It can take several months (anywhere from 2-6 months) before a new dog is accepted by a resident dog . You can help your Lab adjust to the new comer. Your Lab dog...

Dogs: Family dog, irish wolfhound, flat coated retriver
irish wolfhound, flat coated retriver, sweet dogs: Dear Ed, Most important is to get a female, if you have a male husky. This will give the best chance that they will get along. Usually boxers are very good and their hair is very short. Airedales hardly shed at all, but they need grooming periodically....

Dogs: My Fat Dog, squeak, lilian
squeak, lilian, auntie: Hi, Dogs are pattern animals, so if you have a routine, they tend to pickup on them real fast especially if it something they really enjoy (like going out). You might take her in to the vet and have her thryoid check. Sometimes if their thyroid is not working...

Dogs: FEEDING MY CORGI PUPPY, pembroke welsh corgi, science diet
pembroke welsh corgi, science diet, little science: Hi Erna; At 6 months I feed 3 times a day until they are from 9 months to a year, THEN I feed twice a day. Read the back of the label on the dog food bag, and go by that. A Corgy is a pretty solid little dog. 1 cup every 24 hours, if it is a very active...

Dogs: FEEDING OF GSD PUPPY 40 DAYS OLD, homemade diets, puppy kibble
homemade diets, puppy kibble, breed puppy: Hello, I m going to send you to my website...this is the diet/feeding page you can find links on the left that may also be of intrest: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/dietfeedingfoods.htm I think dogs do very well on commercial kibbles and you will...

Dogs: FEEDING NEW/OLD PET, large breed puppy food, shar pei
large breed puppy food, shar pei, last puppy: Well at around the age your Sadie is now is when I switched my last puppy to scheduled feeding to avoid her becoming overweight I got all my dogs on scheduled meals at the same time since if one wasn t being freefed the other couldn t be Sadie and the adult...

Dogs: FEEDING AND POTTY TRAINING, purina one, raising a puppy
purina one, raising a puppy, walthams: Hi Lee; Science diet, Walthams, and Eucanauba are brands that have no fillers so they cause less waste. Not the greatest advise about potty training. Better the teach them where not to go than to rely on keeping them away from that area. That isn t training,...

Dogs: FEMALE DOG LEAKING MILK, old english bulldog, false pregnancy
old english bulldog, false pregnancy, male dogs: Yvette, She is having a false pregnancy. This can be painful and emotional for a female dog. I would get her spayed, if you can and this will alleviate the problem. If she has one false pregnancy, she will probably have more. Give her a toy so she can...

Dogs: Fear Aggresion, mild tranquilizer, 7 dwarfs
mild tranquilizer, 7 dwarfs, afterword: Hi Sergio, I would suggest that you try a soft muzzle first. Alot of times a dog will act totally different when wearing a muzzle and it will have a calming effect on the dog. You have to be careful when using a muzzle on a Bulldog so I would check with...

Dogs: Fear Aggression in 16 week old mini schnauzer?, fear aggression, obedience classes
fear aggression, obedience classes, open palm: Without seeing the situation, it is hard to say what set him off more than normal. Some are affected by louder or deeper voices, larger people, hats... any number of things that they might not have experienced before. Some people do not know how to approach...

Dogs: Fear aggression/behavior modification with 9 month old, fear aggression, obedience training
fear aggression, obedience training, behaviorist: Growling is unacceptable behavior and should be worked with the same as one would barking... or just about anything else. The command is given, in this case, stop that , knock it off , be quiet , or whatever, and if the dog chooses to ignore your command,...

Dogs: Fear aggression, shar pei, fear aggression
shar pei, fear aggression, anxiety medication: Thanks for your question. Well its a hard topic and I didnt know if I was going to be able to answer because its a long process and also time consuming. Ill try to give a short summary here. 1. You MUST take him on walks and MAKE him meat new people and...

Dogs: Fear of Baths, cesar millan the dog whisperer, national geographic channel
cesar millan the dog whisperer, national geographic channel, border collie: Don t use water to train her from chasing cars...you are helping to build the fear. Walk her with a choke or pinch collar..as soon as she even perks her ears when a car approaches, give her a sharp correction. Don t even allow her to think about chasing. Catch...

Dogs: Fear Biteing, special needs kids, elderly couple
special needs kids, elderly couple, rat terrier: Rachel, without actually seeing the behavior, I cannot be certain that the dog is biting out of fear, out of dominance, or what. I would highly suggest that a canine behaviorist/trainer be called in to evaluate the dog and the situation, and help the elderly...

Dogs: Fear biting, sheltie rescue, good citizen
sheltie rescue, good citizen, rescue group: Well what you can try is to have strangers(friends of yours that she doesn t know well would be good)give her a little treat while they are petting her,another good idea would be to have someone pet her at the same time as you,and gradualy stop petting her...

Dogs: Fear in dogs, training aggressive dogs, miniature poodle
training aggressive dogs, miniature poodle, animal massage: Hi Christine; This questions is not the first in line, of the questions I had waiting when I signed in, but I am answering it first, because ?I consider it the most urgent. This kind if fear can put them in shock, and they can actually die of shock. My...

Dogs: Fear peeing, shitzhu, animal massage
shitzhu, animal massage, fear of thunderstorms: Hi Kay; One word. Massage. I have used the Tellington-Touch of animal massage to cure all kinds of fears, and fear caused bad habits like excessive barking, aggression. It took only one 5 minute of the calming massage to cure my one year old English Setter...

Dogs: Fear of Thunder, feeding time, schnauzer
feeding time, schnauzer, fear of thunder: There are tapes, etc. that one can buy to try to desensitize his dog. Start out playing the sounds very softly and gradually over time raise the sound levels. I would do it during feeding time when the dog is doing something it really likes.... and we all...

Dogs: Fearful Behavior, german shorthaired pointer, cesar milan
german shorthaired pointer, cesar milan, fearful behavior: It does sound like you are on the right track. Obedience class should help a lot. For you AND for him! Have you considered using a traffic lead instead of a traditional leash? It s very short - usually 1 1/2 to 2 feet in length, so you aren t fumbling around...

Dogs: Fearful Dog, chinese crested powder puff, bad habit
chinese crested powder puff, bad habit, chinese crested: Hi Kim; The best thing I can recommend is massage. I have used the Tellington-Touch technique of animal massage for years. I have gotten dogs over extreme aggression, excessive barking, fear of thunderstorms, fear of just everything, and extreme shyness...

Dogs: Fearful Dog, professional dog trainer, apbt
professional dog trainer, apbt, great dog: He missed some vital socialization time while down with parvo. It is tough to make up time missed before 12 weeks, after 12 weeks. The treats and petting is just what I would suggest. If you aren t seeing any sign of progress, perhaps you should try a professional...

Dogs: Fearful Dog, chinese crested powder puff, bad habit
chinese crested powder puff, bad habit, chinese crested: Well just to let you know it can often take as long as two or even three months for a dog to really get used to things-but on average it s about three weeks Something you might want to try is when she lets you pet her,give her a small treat-so she knows...

Dogs: Fearful or dominant bullying?, tug of war games, coton de tulear
tug of war games, coton de tulear, puppy bitch: Hi Helen, You are right about needing to gain control of this situation. At 12 weeks old, your puppy is in her Socialization Period . What puppies learn during this phase will have a lasting impact. It is during this critical period that your puppy...

Dogs: Fearful, nervous lab puppy, last puppy, vaccination records
last puppy, vaccination records, two little girls: Hi Dennis, Firstly thanks for the detailed question. Too many people give me 2 lines and expect a miracle. What I m confused about is. What is your main problem? Is it crate training or people fear? Please feel free to email me directly as you...

Dogs: Fearful, nervous lab puppy, last puppy, vaccination records
last puppy, vaccination records, two little girls: LOL! For a first-time dog owner, you hardly need advice from me as you are really on the ball with this! As you said, this fearfulness could be genetic or lack of socialization, but I m going to take a stab and suggest that he could possibly be going through...

Dogs: Fearful puppy, www youtube, classic signs
www youtube, classic signs, cherry eye: You are going to really have to work with him, Kevin, because of the fact that he was so undersocialized and never really learned to bond with humans. He may turn around and he may not. It s too early to tell at this point, and especially since you ve only...

Dogs: Fecal Concern, chihuahua puppy, parasite problem
chihuahua puppy, parasite problem, maintaining weight: Hi Jay and thanks for your question. I sounds as if she is having a parasite problem. This could be whipworm, hookworm, or possibly coccidia, but I would tend to believe it is one of the worms . If she is eating, drinking, playing, etc, all pretty normally...

Dogs: Feces, pooper scooper, pooop
pooper scooper, pooop, dust pan: Hello Pete and thank you for your question, There are no deisese s you can get from dog feces if the dog is well cared for and loved, one could possibly contract worms from it if somehow it was swallowed(keep your mouth closed with picking up dog poop!)Its...

Dogs: Feeding, adult dog food, walthams
adult dog food, walthams, vet bills: Hi Heather; Feeding an adult formula dog food to a puppy is not a good idea. A puppy s nutritional needs are quite different than an adult dog s For proper growth, they need more of some nutrients. Feeding an adult formula and watering it down is depriving...

Dogs: Feeding, shelley davis, yogurt dip
shelley davis, yogurt dip, raw carrot: Hi Pratik, Thank you for writing to me about your Golden Retriever. Dog food is not necessarily the best way to feed a dog as it is overly processed with chemicals, dyes, parts of animals that are undesirable and the food is also way too heavy on grains....

Dogs: Feeding, eating junk food, potato chips
eating junk food, potato chips, balanced diet: You certainly don t want him eating junk food if he hasn t eaten his regular chow. usually that isn t a problem with a Golden. If so, you may be over feeding him. Check this link, http://www.puppychow.com/products/popup_body_condition.aspx Reduce his food...

Dogs: Feeding, stomach virus, puppy food
stomach virus, puppy food, soft diet: Hi Danielle; Has he had his Parvo shots? If not, and he is vomiting or had diahrea, and there is a strong odor, get him in immediately. If he has had his Parvo shots, I would suspect a little stomach virus. He should still be seen by His Vet, but if he...

Dogs: Feeding for 13 month old dog, english cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel
english cocker spaniel, cocker spaniel, adult dogs: Hello yes its fine to feed dry food. But even in adult dogs it is better to give it in two servings one in the morning and one in the evening a cupple of hours before bed. Do not bath the dog weekly you will strip the oils from the coat and cause itchy flaky...

Dogs: Feeding, rule of thumb, calorie intake
rule of thumb, calorie intake, ribs: Hi Brain; Can t answer that. That is a question best answered by your Veterinarian. A good rule of thumb to follow to make sure your dog maintains the right weight, run your hands gently along it s sides. You should be able to feel the ribs, just slightly....

Dogs: Feeding, tiny bacteria, dry dog food
tiny bacteria, dry dog food, digestive enzymes: Hi Danielle. Pugs as a breed are not known to be any more or less finicky than normal. The fact that so many pugs tend to be overweight indicates just the opposite. Anyone who loves that pug face can easily fall into the trap of giving in to those soulful...

Dogs: Feeding, dry dog foods, spaniel mix
dry dog foods, spaniel mix, dry dog food: Hi Wailym, Puppies do best on several, small meals a day. If you can feed three, that s great. If not, two is better than one. As for the amount, I wouldn t go by either the vet or the manufacturer, but on your dog s overall size, shape, and health. My...

Dogs: Feeding, male dogs, bloody discharge
male dogs, bloody discharge, petstores: You just said in the last email she is now in her 5th week of being in heat...but now your saying shes been out of heat for two weeks?. This is all rubish about therubbing her above her tail and seeing what she does...if you hadn t noticed all dogs do this...

Dogs: Feeding, douge de bordeaux, alfalfa leaf
douge de bordeaux, alfalfa leaf, laura murphy: Chris, The best thing I know for putting healthy weight on dogs is alfalfa leaf powder. It s chock full of vitamins and nutrients and is known to increase appetite. Most dogs love the taste (it s like chewing grass outside) and you can sprinkle it on his...

Dogs: Feeding, puppy food, cocker spaniel
puppy food, cocker spaniel, pack leaders: I would advise against free-feeding, Joni. Dogs that are fed in this manner often develop food-bowl aggression, are prone to becoming overweight, and have poor potty habits since they are not on a regular schedule. Dogs that are free-fed can also become more...

Dogs: Feeding, mighty dog canned food, toy poodle
mighty dog canned food, toy poodle, dry food: Hi Mary, I highly recommend that you get him off the canned food as it is not good for him. Mighty Dog in particular is very rich, and is very hard on the teeth as well as high in fat. Dry food is the best as it is good for the teeth and is not too high...

Dogs: Feeding my 4 month old Lab, puppy formula, lab puppy
puppy formula, lab puppy, science diet: Hi Lacy; She should have at least 3 feedings a day, and 4 would be better. From the time they are weaned, and go on food, I feed 4 times a day until 6 months old, the 3 times till they are about 1 year old, and twice a day for the rest of their lives. Yep,...

Dogs: Feeding, puppy food, best dog food
puppy food, best dog food, little critters: Hi Michelle; Try this. Put half or more of the older dog s foon in his dish, then fill the puppu s dish, and finish filling the his dish with the puppy food. At one year old, it is not going to make that one too overweight , but adult food would not give...

Dogs: Feeding, australian cattle dog, low calorie diet
australian cattle dog, low calorie diet, food rewards: Hi Holly; I don t understand why you give him a diet food, and then give him a high calorie puppy food. Tat seems very contradictory. He sihould not be given a low calorie diet food except on advice of a Veterinarian. You don t say what brand of food you...

Dogs: Feeding, searching the internet, small pieces
searching the internet, small pieces, biscuits: Dear Terry Thank you for your question. I tried searching the Internet for any research or comments about liver fed a treat being bad for dogs, and I can not find anything. As long as you make sure the liver is properly cooked, I can t see any problem....

Dogs: Feeding, heart worms, type of dogs
heart worms, type of dogs, derections: Hello thanks for getting back to me with the details. That is an intresting mix to say the lest! and I must say one i ve never seen. Now this persents a problem shes overweight but because of the mix should could be 20 pounds overweight rather then 5 pounds...

Dogs: Feeding, vet clinic, truble
vet clinic, truble, pet store: I assume your dogs on a speacil diet avalible only through the vets? if this is the case dont swich foods you will hurt your dog, if you cant afford to keep the dog properly i reccomend finding him a new home, as having a dog can be very expensive sometimes...

Dogs: Feeding, chicken soup for the pet lover, innova dog food
chicken soup for the pet lover, innova dog food, castor pollux: Hi Karissa, I understand how frustrating it can be living with a dog that needs a unique diet. Corn is an inexpensive filler that many dog food manufacturers add to their foods. It has very little nutritional value, plus it s a common allergen. ...

Dogs: Feeding and Appetite, appetite stimulant, battle of wills
appetite stimulant, battle of wills, chicken meat: Hi Vinay, Your dog has learned that is she holds out long enough, she ll get the food she wants! To break your dog of this finicky habit, you need to stick to your guns. Put her food down for her, give her 15 minutes to eat it. If she doesn t eat, pick...

Dogs: Feeding blue heeler, adult dog food, appetite changes
adult dog food, appetite changes, puppy food: The amount of food that a dog eats, and the number of times per day that a dog is fed changes as it matures. From 5 to 6 months a puppy can be fed 3 times a day, at 6 months of age, your puppy can be fed in 2 separate meals. Although your dog is starting to...

Dogs: Feeding and Crate Training., puggle, crate training
puggle, crate training, personal opinion: Dear Erica Thank you for your question. It is really your own decision when to stop feeding your puppy three times a day. My personal opinion is that your dog is at an age that would be fine to feed twice a day. I would not keep your dog in the crate...

Dogs: Feeding of a chihuahua, dry dog food, fruits and vegetables
dry dog food, fruits and vegetables, category summary: Hi Christine, Some human foods are actually toxic to dogs. Grapes are on the list of foods that shouldn t be given to dogs. Because your dog is tiny, extreme care needs to be given, as toxins are a lot more toxic in such a small body. Here are two...

Dogs: Feeding/constipation, yorkshire terrier puppy, scrambled egg
yorkshire terrier puppy, scrambled egg, toilet problems: Dear Laura Thank you for your question. I hope your dog is ok after the bee sting! Your dog has quite a traumatic last couple of day and the stress of being stung, going to the vets, being injected change of diet probably have caused your dog a lot...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, dry dog food, jamie fox
dry dog food, jamie fox, tennis balls: Have you tried mixing the wet food in with the dry and gradually reducing the amount of wet food? That might work to get him accustomed to the dry food. I imagine his teeth are horrible, since he doesn t eat anything that would be efficient at keeping the...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzer
mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzer, natural diet: I prefer a natural diet., especially for dogs like mini schnauzers who can have lots of allergies skin problems etc. Try this website for lots of suggestions. Great that you are looking to do the right thing for your baby Cindi http://www.2ndchance.info/homemadediets.ht...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, purina dog food, natures miracle
purina dog food, natures miracle, cheap dog food: Natures Miracle is a pet odor and stain remover. I have never used it and don t know if it works or not. There are a couple different sprays that supposedly keep your dog from urinating in the house...however I have not heard much good feedback about those...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, purina dog food, kibbles n chunks
purina dog food, kibbles n chunks, local grocery store: Is there a reason you want a dog food made with turkey, Sherman? If so, several of my recommended foods fit the bill. Nature s Miracle is a cleaner (see http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441775473&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025632&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023689&bmUID=1076952079009)....

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, purina dog food, meat bone meal
purina dog food, meat bone meal, personal preference: Hi, Mighty Dog is a very rich food which really isn t that good for a dog. Iams & Purina Dog Food are corn-based foods which is basically a filler type food (which means not much nutritional value). Purina O.N.E. is a chicken & rice based food which is...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, purina dog food, pet food companies
purina dog food, pet food companies, natures miracle: Is Champion the name of the store? I have not heard of that. Canned dog food is not good because the dry food helps to clean their teeth, and avoid gum diseases. If tartar builds up on their teeth, they must be cleaned or gum diseases can cause serious health...

Dogs: Feeding My Dog, quality dog food, dry dog food
quality dog food, dry dog food, jamie fox: First of all, your dog really should be on a better-quality dog food. The stuff you are feeding really doesn t have a lot to say for themselves. There are tons of good websites that address diets and quality of ingredients out there. Here is one to get you...

Dogs: Feeding disaster, toy poodle, kibble
toy poodle, kibble, quality brand: Sounds heavy for a toy poodle, The only thing you can do it leave a dish of hard kibble down and neglect to give her andything from the table and no treats in the evening she ll get hungry and eat her food if she isreally spitful she wont try it until the...

Dogs: Feeding my dog, muscle developement, puppy formula
muscle developement, puppy formula, inner organs: Hi Debbie; Very bad idea to switch formulas too soon. The reason for the different formulas is because they need different amounts of different nutrients at different stages of growth, to properly form their bones, muscles, and inner organs. Weight has...

Dogs: Feeding my German Shepherd, empty stomach, german shepherd
empty stomach, german shepherd, 7 months: Hi Trianda; I think it is after they turn one year old. At least that long. I always feed twice a day, half in the morning and the other half in the evening, around the time we eat our dinner. that gives them time to digest their food and take care of their...

Dogs: Feeding Help, table scraps, small dogs
table scraps, small dogs, ahrd: Hello, If you could let me know the brand i could tell you exactly what to feed her. She should be getting 3/4 of a cup of high end food daily or a cup of meduim quaility daily...the better the food the less she needs to eat, for instance my terriers are on...

Dogs: Feeding, House Training, Coughing, big mouthfuls, tight circles
big mouthfuls, tight circles, american eskimo: I have a known fix for the eating. It is very common in Labs. One of the studs for the dog guide school was named Hoover, and he passed on the eating habits that earned his name for several generations. You can spread the food out on a cookie sheet or something....

Dogs: Feeding our lab, rescue dogs
rescue dogs: Hi Tonya; Some dogs just do bolt their food. I don t know how you could get them to slow down, other than to hand feed him. That might work, if you feed just a good bite at a time, from your hand. He would probably swallow it in one gulp, but you could...

Dogs: Feeding my lab, puppy chow, feeding a puppy
puppy chow, feeding a puppy, purina: Most 5 month old Labs should be getting 1 1/2 - 2 cups of a concentrated adult chow each of 2 feedings now. You can cut down to one meal a day after it is 6 months old if you want to. If you are feeding a puppy chow now, when it gets low, start mixing in...

Dogs: Feeding larger dogs., saint bernards, breed of dogs
saint bernards, breed of dogs, water dish: Hello, Well I ve had my labrador retereiver for 3 years she is spayed and doing quite well... she has Never had elavated dishes, my fried has a godlen retereiver/labrador retereiver X she also is spayed 3 years old and Never had elavated dishes. For Very large...

Dogs: Feeding Mini Pinscher, dry dog foods, best dog food
dry dog foods, best dog food, caloric density: Hi Lisa, Whatever brand of dog food you re currently using probably has feeding guidelines listed on the package. Usually, Min-Pins weigh in between 8-10 pounds, so something like 1/3 to 1 cup of food a day sounds about right. The variable is your dog s...

Dogs: Feeding my new puppy, food containers, seperate room
food containers, seperate room, young ones: Hello, This is easy to fix, place the dogs in there crates/keenels or seperate closed off rooms while there eatting, leave the food with them each for 10/30 minutes whatever you think they need to eat it, do this twice daily for he adult dog...bring him to...

Dogs: Feeding my new pupy, italian greyhound puppy, jack russell terrier
italian greyhound puppy, jack russell terrier, blood sugar levels: Hi Monica, Sometimes the stress of being taken away from the mother, and a new environment will cause a pup to stop eating. It is VERY important, though, that she eats because if her blood sugar levels drop too low, she will become lethargic and you might...

Dogs: Feeding Puppy, petsmart stores, purina pro plan
petsmart stores, purina pro plan, purina one: Hello, Weaning should start now but the puppy should only be taken away at 6-8weeks. You can start with baby pablum or oatmeal ceral for 3/6 month old human babies and mix it with puppy milk replacement and offer this in a saucer twice daily, puppies get really...

Dogs: Feeding pizza to my dog., little cairn, nancy ps
little cairn, nancy ps, cairn terrier: I don t know if spicy things like Pizza in large quantities will affect your pup, but I do know that terriers need a much higher fat content than other breeds. They need chicken or beef each day. When you say table food I am assuming you mean food that is...

Dogs: Feeding a puppy, shih tzu puppy, feeding a puppy
shih tzu puppy, feeding a puppy, puppy formula: Hi Leslie; At 9 weeks old, she should be getting her daily recommended amount in 4 equal feedings. At about 5 or 6 months, cut back to 3 feedings per day until she is about a year old, then you can go to 2 feedings, and you can continue that for the rest...

Dogs: Feeding and Training My Dog, dry dog food, jamie fox
dry dog food, jamie fox, tennis balls: Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is different. Standard recommendations are a good place to start, but each dog must have its food adjusted...

Dogs: Feeding and Training My Dog, dry dog food, jamie fox
dry dog food, jamie fox, tennis balls: Hi, first off basically follow whatever directions are on the food packages. Normally they list by weight, so just estimate what he weighs and feed accordingly. As far as potty training, let me know how old he is so I can get an idea of which method to use...

Dogs: Feeding and Training My Dog, jamie fox, soft food
jamie fox, soft food, 9 lives: Yes, the dry foods are better than the moist or canned. The kibbles are rough, and sort of brush their teeth as tha eat. Keeping their teeth clean is important. Moist foods stay on th3e teeth more, and bacteria can build up. Then they get gum diseases, and...

Dogs: Feeding and Training My Dog, dry dog food, jamie fox
dry dog food, jamie fox, tennis balls: Hello, I ve never seen the movies you ve described, and I have no idea what you re talking about as far as tennis balls. I don t know what breed of dog you own. It really doesn t matter though, feed your dog the amount recommended on the package of whatever...

Dogs: Feeding and Training My Dog, wiener dogs, dry dog food
wiener dogs, dry dog food, jamie fox: We also have 95 and humid here in Wisconsin...but it is no excuse for the dog not to go out to potty. We also have minus 20 degrees in the winter, but my dogs still go out. They know to go out and do their thing and they come right back in. You will have...

Dogs: Feeding turkey to one's dog, plain turkey, leftover turkey
plain turkey, leftover turkey, turkey meat: Not unless it s a chocolate turkey. Seriously though, there is nothing wrong with turkey, but its possible that some of the spices used when cooking them could be harmful - onion, for example, can be deadly to a dog. If it s just plain turkey, though, unless...

Dogs: Feeding and walking, correct assumption, norwich terrier
correct assumption, norwich terrier, feeding time: Hi Steve, you are right on your assumption about what is coming out of him in the morning, it is yesterday s dinner, and what you are doing is correct, Feeding them starts nature s process of getting them to go to the bathroom. It is the best way to start...

Dogs: Feeding and walking, correct assumption, norwich terrier
correct assumption, norwich terrier, defeating the purpose: Hi steve I depends on the dog, not the breed. Some dogs will have to go immediately after eating, some it may be a half hour or so before they need to go. I would feed him as soon as you get up, by the time he eats, you should have something on you can...

Dogs: Feeding and walking, correct assumption, norwich terrier
correct assumption, norwich terrier, brisk walk: Steve, by walk, are you meaning a brisk walk around the neighborhood, or a walk specifically for him to eliminate? If it s a neighborhood walk, ie: a walk for exercise purposes, then you should not walk him right after eating. If you re just walking him...

Dogs: Feeding and walking, correct assumption, norwich terrier
correct assumption, norwich terrier, feeding time: Hey Steve, I say if it ain t broke, don t fix it! I think you are doing it right by feeding right away..then walking shortly after. Eating in the morning gets last night dinner moving (just like your cup of coffe in the morning!) What a great breed you...

Dogs: Feeding and walking, correct assumption, norwich terrier
correct assumption, norwich terrier, feeding time: Hi Steve! I let my dogs out first thing in the morning, then I feed them. Then, after they have eaten, while I m getting ready for work, I let them out again. I think what you re doing is the best way for you... letting him eat, then walking him. I...

Dogs: Feeding, purina, ribs
purina, ribs, hips: Barely enough to keep its ribs from showing. I checked the Eukanuba bag, and it suggests 3 cups a day. Your dog definitely should be narrower at the waist than the hips and chest. You should be able to easily feel the ribs, but not see them. Each dog is...

Dogs: Fem. Pitbull Puppy Feeding, eye droppers, puppy feeding
eye droppers, puppy feeding, milk replacement: I d take her into the vet to see if there is possibly a painful infection of any of the teats that is prohibiting her nursing her puppies without sever pain. You can check yourself but its going to need to be treated at the vets. In the mean time gets puppy...

Dogs: Female, canine false pregnancy, phantom pregnancy
canine false pregnancy, phantom pregnancy, signs of pregnancy: Hi Janelle, False pregnancy is actually a fairly common occurrence in dogs. It sounds as though it might be your dog s problem. False pregnancy, phantom pregnancy, pseudo-pregnancy, or pseudocyesis can be defined as a display of maternal behavior...

Dogs: Female Black Lab - chewing up our backyard..., natures choice, rope toys
natures choice, rope toys, eagle pack: Hi It sounds like your backyard could use some TLC! Chewing is typical of puppies and most grow out of it in a couple of years. Rubbing her nose in the spots she has chewed will not help at all, she just wont understand why, its like rubbing her nose in...

Dogs: Female Boxer in Heat, mammary glands, female boxer
mammary glands, female boxer, false pregnancy: Hi Hannah, There are actually three stages of a dog s heat cycle. In the first stage includes vaginal discharge, increased restlessness and possibly increased urination. The second stage is the actual Estrus/heat where the dog will accept a mate...

Dogs: Female Boxer in Heat????, female boxer, female dogs
female boxer, female dogs, 24th day: Female dogs can come into heat as often as every 4 months to as little as once every couple of years. when they are in heat it lasts about 3-4 weeks. They are usually fertile the 13th day, but this can vary to as early as the fourth day to as late as the...

Dogs: Female Boxer, long periods of time, female boxer
long periods of time, female boxer, sex dogs: Dear Chris, This puppy lacks stimulation. The puppy is probably also suffering separation anxiety. I do recommend a crate for your pet as a training device, not for long periods of time. 9 hours is just too long for this puppy to be alone. If you are...

Dogs: Female black lab, obedience classes, how to raise a puppy
obedience classes, how to raise a puppy, flight period: You need to work with her every single day. The puppy is testing you just as a small child does... officially, cutting the parental cord . Get her into obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with her. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm ...

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, baby gate: Hi Chris, AllExperts just informed me that your question got misplaced so today is the first time that I am reading it. I apologize for the delay. I am sorry to learn that your experience with your puppy has become so complicated. It is obvious to...

Dogs: Female boxer, seperation anxiety, female boxer
seperation anxiety, female boxer, paper train: Chris...it is NOT a good idea to paper train or litter train a dog...the reason is because they think inside is inside. They do not understand paper/no paper. It sounds like there may be a little seperation anxiety going on and I can not really tell without...

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, baby gate: Chris, It certainly sounds like your pup is suffering from seperation anxiety. I am including basic information on seperation anxiety. To answer your question about same sex dogs......If you are planning on having the dogs spayed, it will not be a problem...

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, pack of dogs: hI cHRIS Yes, same six dogs later will fight only if they are taught not to as I run a pack of dogs and none fight. A pup is only as good as u raise it to be. Boxers are a hiper breed, I had one that got very mean, managed to keep him and watch he did...

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, two females: As for the two females getting along, I would try it but not if your having problems with the first. They more-than-likely would get along simlpy because boxers are generally good with others. It also depends on how the parents were. As for her playing with...

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, baby gate: As far as the house training goes you are just going to have to persevere. 9 hours is a long time for any puppy to be left on its own, especially notoriously people-dependant dogs such as boxers, and the likelihood is that she is becoming stressed by being...

Dogs: Female boxer that just gave birth, kitten formula, baby cereal
kitten formula, baby cereal, little kitten: Hi Michelle; Better call your Veterinarian about that. I know cats can get pregnant almost immediately after they give birth. We slipped up on my daughter s cat, and she had kittens. I helped her feed her kittens, starting at 4 weeks old, I fed them a little...

Dogs: Female boxer no heat cycle, female boxer, false heat
female boxer, false heat, reproductive organs: Dogs can come into heat very early, especially larger breeds. There s not specific time frame, although there is a normal range. Your girl is definitely to the time in her life when she should be coming into heat. Some girls just like to wait a bit longer....

Dogs: Female boxer, female boxer, sex dogs
female boxer, sex dogs, baby gate: Dear Chris 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 children to school to learn how to function in society, every culture teaches children their behavioral...

Dogs: Female Chow mix in heat.., chow mix, heat cycles
chow mix, heat cycles, pyometra: Hi, Females normally start going out of heat cycles between 7-9 years of age. If the blood flow seems heavy, you might want to have her checked out by a vet. She might possibly have a pyometra which is an infected uterus. They do have medicines to stop...

Dogs: Female cycles, foot fence, female cycles
foot fence, female cycles, sanitary pad: The discharge will wind down in 2 weeks becoming less bloody but still continuing to ooze mucus. That is the most fertile time. Watch her very carefully. I have a 5 foot fence, and none of my dogs have looked like they thought about jumping it. On the...

Dogs: Female Dane bleeding close to due date, vet appointment, rick rack
vet appointment, rick rack, time of birth: HI MICHELE NO BLOOD SHOULD NOT BE SHOWN DURING PREGNANCY UNLESS THERE IS A PROBLEM. WHAT IS SHE BRED TO? I HOPE NOT A MUTT? SHE SHOULD HAVE NO DISCHARGE NOW UNTIL WHELPING TIME SOME 63 TO 65 DAYS AFTER FIRST TIE. IF U DO NOT WANT PUPS AGAIN, GET HER SPAYED...

Dogs: Female Dog In Heat, time dogs, female dog in heat
time dogs, female dog in heat, likes and dislikes: Yes, some bitches can be pretty testy as they come into season. It is hard to say if she will go back to normal as sometimes two dogs get an attitude toward each other which can escalate over time. Dogs, just like people, can have definite likes and dislikes,...

Dogs: Female Dog question, bladder stone, kidney functions
bladder stone, kidney functions, australian shephard: Hi Amber. Sounds like she might be having some incontinence problems from having her bladder cut open. This is sad b/c she s so young, but hopefully it will improve over time. There is a great drug for this problem called Phenylpropanolamine. Ask your vet...

Dogs: Female Dogs, having puppies, female dogs
having puppies, female dogs, mother nature: Hi Shawn, the average dog comes into heat every 6 months. This can be adjusted though by being around others who are in heat, having puppies etc. But normally count off 6 months from the last time they came in heat and they should come in again. It is never...

Dogs: Female daschund, upper respiratory infection, kennel cough
upper respiratory infection, kennel cough, internal parasites: Hi Tammy, Of course, having your dog seen and treated by your veterinarian is the best thing you can do for her. The common causes for a cough are an upper respiratory infection, internal parasites such as roundworms and heartworms, or kennel cough...

Dogs: Female dobbermans fighting, dog to dog aggression, aggression problems
dog to dog aggression, aggression problems, professional trainer: Judith, females often fight worse than males do. If your girls are not spayed, having them spayed may help some, but you also need to get control of the situation. I would recommend hiring a professional trainer who has experience with dog-to-dog aggression...

Dogs: Female dog in heat, intermittent reinforcement, vet appointment
intermittent reinforcement, vet appointment, female dog in heat: Hi Carla, Keeping your dogs separated is absolutely essential to prevent a litter of puppies! It s REALLy good that you ve already made an appointment to have your two dogs altered. In the meantime, be a strong pack leader and teach your dogs the Quiet!...

Dogs: Female dog in heat, miniature dachshunds, female dog in heat
miniature dachshunds, female dog in heat, dachshunds: Hello, she must be on her Third cycle before shes bred by this age she will be fully grown and able to carry a pregnancy. The males will fight over her if there allowed near her the same time...its possible there might be puppies from both you d have to email...

Dogs: Female dog pregnancy, german breeders, labradore
german breeders, labradore, gsh: Thank you for the information. I knew it must be outside of the US. It is not known here, and is still probably experimental internationally. where are you located? the fact that someone told you about the injection means you need to go to another breeder....

Dogs: Female dog and her puppy., bones of the skull, flea shampoo
bones of the skull, flea shampoo, pressure on the brain: I am in a hurry so I can t go into the detail I would like. As for the mom, they usually come back into heat 3 -7 weeks after giving birth and the heat can last for a week or so. If she has been bleeding longer than this she may have a pyometria (uterine infection)...

Dogs: Female dog/swollen personal part/losing weight, pygmy goats, dog diseases
pygmy goats, dog diseases, share water: Carol, to begin, I would like to say that you definitely care about animals trying to care for all the strays with the hectic and busy life that you have, I think that there is a GOD and I am sure he is very happy with the love that you have for animals. As...

Dogs: Female dog threat, mail carrier, aggressive dogs
mail carrier, aggressive dogs, pit mix: I think the best thing to do is to start calling up dog trainers right now!!!! This can be a dangerous problem and you need to take him to a trainer that deals with aggressive dogs before this gets worse and your dog may wind up dead,as well as a child may...

Dogs: Female dogs and being in heat, chuwawa, female dogs
chuwawa, female dogs, male dogs: Hi Regina! Yes, dogs will bleed when they are in heat. Chihuahuas are small though, and it s not too bad. She will lick at herself and try to keep herself clean. Dogs come into heat every six months. She will be in heat for three weeks, but only bleed for...

Dogs: Female dogs in heat?, female dogs in heat, dogs in heat
female dogs in heat, dogs in heat, unwanted pregnancies: Hi Laura! Females will come into heat every six months and are in heat for about 3 weeks. The first week will be just the beginning of the cycle, the 2nd week is when she can get pregnant, then the third week is going out of heat. Your dog will be much...

Dogs: Female dogs milk for puppies, taking care of puppies, care of puppies
taking care of puppies, care of puppies, cindy lou: Hello Paula, If the puppies are already born, then you need to give the puppies caned bitches milk,(sometimes it comes in powder you can mix with water) you can purchase this from any vet or some pet stores. This will help supplement any milk she may be lacking....

Dogs: Female dogs, female dogs, golden retreiver
female dogs, golden retreiver, shitzu: Hello Lisa and thank you for your questions, THe cycle lasts 14 days.....once the blood is gone beware! she can get pregnant and offen too many small females have died from being impregnanted by a much larger mael...the puppies grow too large within her...

Dogs: Female dominance??, odor eliminator, female dominance
odor eliminator, female dominance, male puppy: Hi Lindsey, It s good that you ve ruled out a possible medical problem. Since your dog only seems to be relieving herself in one area in your home, the easiest way to correct this problem would be to restrict the dog from having access to your bedroom....

Dogs: Female's First Heat, nancy ps, french bulldogs
nancy ps, french bulldogs, english bulldog: Hi Jeremy, some vets will spay a dog that is in heat and some won t. You may want to ask your vet if he/she will. This will save you some aggravation. The heat cycle last 3-4 weeks depending on the dog. I have heard of them getting pregnant as late...

Dogs: Female Great Dane estrus and spaying, estrus cycle, ovariohysterectomy
estrus cycle, ovariohysterectomy, fallopian tubes: Hi CJ, You ve stumped me! I can tell you that the average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks (21 days) and since this is an average, some heats are shorter (as little as 7-10 days), others are longer (4 weeks or more). If the surgeon simply...

Dogs: Female Great Danes in heat, genetalia, great danes
genetalia, great danes, great dane: Hi Mekelle; This does not sound like just being in season. The swollen genetalia may not be unusual, I am not sure, but certainlt the bumps on the ears sounds like something else. there may be some sort of infection working. You need to take her to her...

Dogs: My Female Jack Russell, postpartum issues, leashed
postpartum issues, leashed, jack russell: Yes, Amy, dogs can get postpartum issues, too. What I would do is treat her just like you would a puppy that is not housebroken. Keep her leashed to you whenever she s loose in the house, so that you can immediately get her outside if she starts to go potty....

Dogs: Female Lab, false pregnancy, responsible step
false pregnancy, responsible step, strenuous efforts: I hope what I actually said was the discharge lasts about 2 weeks. There are several stages, and it can stretch out 6 weeks. You can still spay her, but most vets will want to wait until the cycle is completely finished and all the swelling goes down. That...

Dogs: Female lab having seizures, cause seizures, having puppies
cause seizures, having puppies, protein type: Becky, Seizures can be caused by many things and some believe that some of the factors that cause seizures are genetic and if so you would not want to risk breeding her and having puppies that will likely have seizures as they age. Your vet should be able...

Dogs: Female Maltese in heat, nippples, teacup maltese
nippples, teacup maltese, safe side: Hi Ashley, I ve never come across this problem. Swollen I can understand, the change in nipple color might be caused by hormones, though that s just a guess. If it were my dog, I d have her examined by my vet, just to be on the safe side. Best of...

Dogs: Female Mother Pitbull Sick, eyes are red, kati
eyes are red, kati, puppies: Yes...before you said calcium thats exactly what i was going to say....There is an over the counter pill you can get her at the vet. 13 puppies is alot for a dog that size. Be sure you get it right away cause with that may puppies it will only get worse....

Dogs: Female Pit Bull, false pregnancy symptoms, enlarged nipples
false pregnancy symptoms, enlarged nipples, heat periods: Hi Erin, It sounds as though your dog is going through a false pregnancy. When your female dog is in heat, a structure forms in the ovary called a corpus luteum. This structure is produced by ovulation when the ova (eggs) are released. If the dog is...

Dogs: Female Pit eating paper, bitter apple, female pit
bitter apple, female pit, rolaids: Well what you can try is to buy a product called bitter apple it doesn t hurt the dog,but tastes terrible and leave pieces of paper down on purpose,but before doing so,spray them with bitter apple If you can t find that product,there similar products-they...

Dogs: Female Pug, c sections, 13 year old boy
c sections, 13 year old boy, quiet location: Hi Franklin, Dogs come in heat every 6 months on average. She should carry the pups 63 days. Pugs are notorious for needing c-sections, so do not hesitate to take her to the vet if she has any complications as you don t want her dieing during labor. 16...

Dogs: Female pup eating up male pups food, lab pup, female pup
lab pup, female pup, male pup: Hi, the more information you give me the easier it is for me to give advice :). You re feeding a great dog food, keep doing what you re doing. Your little girl is five weeks?? Wow that s young for her to even be weaned, and to show any aggression at that...

Dogs: Female puppy 1st. period, female puppy, cindy lou
female puppy, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva: Hello Lissa, You may notice a slight swelling of the vulva for approx. 3 days then bleeding for approx. 7 days, she will stop bleeding and is able to get pregnant at this time for appox. 7 days and then it s another 7 days going out when the vulva will begin...

Dogs: Female rottweiler, female rottweiler, height and weight
female rottweiler, height and weight, rottweiler: Hi April; Go to this site and read about controlling weight, and how to tell if your dog is over or underweight. www.dogage.com As to how large she will be. Just put rottweiller information in your search engine, and you will get up sites that have...

Dogs: Female Shih Tuz, great dog, shih tuz
great dog, shih tuz: What you can do to start off with,would be to have friends offer her a small treat at the same time as touching her so she knows they won t hurt her But probably what you really have to do is to take her to a trainer,even though she is small this could...

Dogs: Female is spotting w/mucus, poor appetite, antibotic
poor appetite, antibotic, pyometra: Anything is possible, of course, but if it is a pyo, I doubt that she is pregnant; it would be hard to sustain life in a pus-filled uterus. I am not sure what you mean by rupture ; nothing should rupture. An open pyo can be treated with antibiotics to kill...

Dogs: Fence Jumper, boarder collie, collie mix
boarder collie, collie mix, electric fence: Hi Juannita, Is she spayed? How long have you had her? It normally takes a dog about 4 weeks to acclamate to a new home, so in that time period you tend to get dogs trying to go home from their new home, and will do anything to leave. Keeping her in...

Dogs: Fence Jumping, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Brian It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your jumps the fence. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when he was younger....

Dogs: Fencing, australian shep, electric fences
australian shep, electric fences, shock collars: Hello. I don t reccomend the electric fences because of the shock collars that come with them. What will work well and wont leave the fence fully boarded is to get some thicker grade wire and dig under the fnece put the wire 2 1/2 to 3 feet into the ground...

Dogs: Fermale Shih Tzu Cold-Weather NON-Elimination, cold weather, housebreaking
cold weather, housebreaking, shih tzu: Hi Tina and thanks for your question. I guess she has learned that if she waits long enough, she ll be allowed to go back in. They can be very difficult at times, can t they :) Some times we just have to wait them out and of course, REWARD them once...

Dogs: Fertilizers/Pest control, american mistletoe, rhododendron ferrugineum
american mistletoe, rhododendron ferrugineum, legged family members: Hi, You are right to be cautious even if a product read, organic. The chances are that it is probably safe but it better safe than sorry when it comes to our beloved pets. I like to use the gardening advice of Jerry Baker. He has several books...

Dogs: Fiber, purina one, anal glands
purina one, anal glands, high fiber diet: Hi again, Kathy. I just did a quick search on Natural Life dog food, and this is what I found - http://www.nlpp.com/lamadermdog.htm - is this what you bought?? If so, then it s a better food than Purina ONE or Science Diet, but I wouldn t consider it to...

Dogs: Fighting dogs, greyhound mix, no hard feelings
greyhound mix, no hard feelings, fighting dogs: In some cases where you have 2 dogs of the same sex, both with a high drive for dominance, even the most experienced dog owners are best off giving up one. It sounds like the Great Dane might fit into another 2 dog household better, and the Lab as an only...

Dogs: Fighting Jack Russells, cindy lou, pack leader
cindy lou, pack leader, website thanks: Hello Lauren, You are so right they can do major damage when they fight. Yes it is true that one dog will be the dominant, but YOU are the pack leader. You need to establish this and get the altimate respect from them. Set the mood and control the situation....

Dogs: Fighting (in an Unusual Way) & Barking, strange habit, running in circles
strange habit, running in circles, american eskimo: Hi Lauren, Thank you for writing to me about your Spitz Ginny. I apologize for the delay. I am still trying to catch up with all the questions after the holiday. If Ginny has American Eskimo in her, the behavior you described, the hyper-active running...

Dogs: Fighting:, sibling rivalry, two puppies
sibling rivalry, two puppies, human families: What you ve encountered is normal sibling rivalry. It s similar to brothers and sisters fighting in human families. There will always be an alpha dog, and this is their way of establishing a pecking order. My concern would be only if the jealous pet...

Dogs: Fillers, cholesterole, grain corn
cholesterole, grain corn, corn meal: Hi andy; That is right. Those brands do not have the fillers. That is why you feed less food per feeding, and there is less poop to scoop. Non nutritious things like, extra cornmeal, or anything that is cheap and makes the bag fuler so it looks like you...

Dogs: Finding a dog food that the dog WILL eat., petsmart stores, procuts
petsmart stores, procuts, science diet: Hello, I persoanyl dont like biljac the high price for a food with by prodcuts doenst make sense science diet sold at vets is very expensive also and also had by products in it but most vets tell you to get a food without these by prodcuts so it makes no sense....

Dogs: Finding mate for my handsome stud?, conformation championship, veterinary ophthalmologist
conformation championship, veterinary ophthalmologist, mini schnauzer: Chances are poor that anyone would want to use your male at stud since one can breed to the best dog in the country for a fee. Very few champions get used to any extent. However, what you need to do is to have all the appropriate health checks done.......

Dogs: Finding the perfect sister for our pet, animal defense league, sister companion
animal defense league, sister companion, boston terriers: Well,often if you explain your situation,the shelter may already know of a dog that might be right for you-but the breeds that are on the top of my list are:Shelties,Boston terriers,Shi Tzus,Lasha Apsos,Beagles,Pugs,Shiba Inus,Border Collies,Poodles,Labs,Golden...

Dogs: First annual vaccination, harmful viruses, time visit
harmful viruses, time visit, pomeranian: Hi Mike! It is perfectly safe to give both vaccines at the same time. As a matter of fact, most are given that way as people will take their pets for annual vaccinations just like you, and they don t want to make two trips. It doesn t matter which one...

Dogs: First female dog (Boxer), bentley library, female boxer
bentley library, female boxer, free handout: Dear Carl, Thanks for the questions. Sorry I can t help you with the first question about reproductive functions. I can give you very detailed instructions for the jumping behavior. Please visit may website, sign up for the mailing list to get access to free...

Dogs: First Heat, hello dawn, heat cycle
hello dawn, heat cycle, rott: Hi, A dog s heat cycle breaks done into 3 segments basically. The 1st 7-10 days, they tend to bleed heavier and will not accept a male, the 2nd 7-10 day segment their vulva will swell and they will be willing to accept a male. The last segment also will last...

Dogs: First heat after pregnancy, unwanted litters, heat periods
unwanted litters, heat periods, female dog in heat: Hi Carol, Thank you for writing to me regarding your dog. Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks and since this an an average, some heats are shorter (as little as 7-10 days), others...

Dogs: First pregnancy! HELP!!!, vagina area, little nipples
vagina area, little nipples, apple head: Hi Daphine and thanks for your question. A dog s normal gestation period is 63 days, but it can be anywhere from 55 to 68 days. It all depends on the actual date of fertilization of the eggs. It has been long enough and your dog should have already...

Dogs: First puppy bath, yorkie puppy, pet shampoo
yorkie puppy, pet shampoo, cindy lou: Hello Diane, I ve never heard that it would encourage an illness to emerge. I think she was just being causious. If you feel your puppy needs a bath, then use a puppy friendly pet shampoo and if it is cool in your house, then while the puppy is being bathed...

Dogs: First puppy hair cut, poodle coat, poodle dogs
poodle coat, poodle dogs, anal glands: Hello Lynne, I usually suggest a first puppy haircut at about 4 months, not because they need it necessarily, but just to get them used to the clippers and the process. You have not botched up his great poodle coat. As a matter of fact, some poodles can...

Dogs: First steps, small uterus, early pregnancy
small uterus, early pregnancy, physical reason: Tom, There are many reasons why a bitch gives birth to only one pup. She could have a small uterus, and only one egg got fertilized, she could have reabsorbed the puppies in the early pregnancy for emotional or physical reason. Since there is only one...

Dogs: First-time grooming our dog, king charles cavalier, mobile groomer
king charles cavalier, mobile groomer, stranger anxiety: Ah, I am so sorry Mark, York Road is out of my travel area. The good thing though is that I am not the only mobile groomer out there. Check around, the yellow pages, your local vet, I am sure you will find one in your area. I still feel this is your best...

Dogs: First vaccine, vaccines, vets
vaccines, vets, untill: You can take her on short walks but she has to stay on leash with no interaction with other dogs at all untill shes done with her vaccines. There is no number of shots per year, some vets say 2, some say 3. You have to talk to your vet about what vaccine...

Dogs: First vaccine, tail wags, excersise
tail wags, excersise, pup: I myself would take her for SMALL walks(never letting her get the least bit tired) or to the dog park to run around on her own. The best excersise is in your yard playing fetch or just chasing you(don t chase her as it doesn t help with teaching come ). I...

Dogs: First Worm Shot At Home., shot at home, drug manufacturer
shot at home, drug manufacturer, inoculation: Hi Wanda, I do not inoculate my dogs myself. I don t know what worm shots you are referring to. Inoculation can be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly. If you are self inoculating then the drug manufacturer should provide you with the information...

Dogs: Fish oil, dry skin conditions, small breed dogs
dry skin conditions, small breed dogs, colored dogs: Hi Yvonne :-) I wouldn t recommend fish oil hun because it can make the Dogs coat very greasy, sticky and sometimes it can become matted up. Because your Dog is having dry skin it sounds like this may be a form of Eczema or Dermatitis. Skin conditions...

Dogs: FLAKEY GOLDEN RETRIEVER, rinse fish, kind of fish
rinse fish, kind of fish, brand food: Danny, how long have you had him? Specifically what brand food do you feed, and for how long? What kind of fish oil are you using? How often do you bathe the dog and specifically what kind of shampoo/rinse are you using? Do you brush the dog? Is it primarily...

Dogs: FLEAS!, adult fleas, indoor cats
adult fleas, indoor cats, counter spray: You are doing all the right things, just be careful not to give the pets pesticide poisoning by using too many different methods at once. Capstar will kill the adult fleas, but does nothing for the eggs. The eggs will still hatch, reinfesting the dog. It...

Dogs: Flagyl and seizure, long haired dachshund, head tremor
long haired dachshund, head tremor, kittens: Ken, I wish I could help you, but I have never heard of that medication causing side effects. Why did he have diarhhea to begin with? Are the head tremors you mention still going on? In addition to your research on this med, you may want to research what...

Dogs: Flagyl and seizure, long haired dachshund, 3 vets
long haired dachshund, 3 vets, head tremor: I would consult another Veterinarian immediately. It may have just been that your dog could be more sensitive to this drug, and it may be the dose was too strong. It could also be another underlying cause. Unles you have used this vet long enough to know...

Dogs: Flagyl and seizure, long haired dachshund, head tremor
long haired dachshund, head tremor, inflammatory bowel disease: Ken, I appreciate your patience. I have taken the time to do some research on Flagyl, and this is what I have found. Metronidazole (Flagyl Rx) will cause neurologic signs in some dogs and cats and I would be more suspicious of this medication, if the...

Dogs: Flagyl and seizure, long haired dachshund, head tremor
long haired dachshund, head tremor, kittens: I am very sorry to hear about this. This is not an area I have much experience in. I can say that dogs do occasionally have seizures without being on medication. I have had dogs have seizures, and it is scary. I think most medications are metabolized to...