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Dogs: grooming my shit-zu, cindy lou, cold medicine
cindy lou, cold medicine, muzzel: Hello Angelina, The cold medicine she is referring to is benadryl for children, you give them 1 tsp. per 12 pounds. This may make him a little groggy, but it also may not. You need an experienced groomer. I have come across dogs like this and usually a...

Dogs: grooming supplies, professional pet groomer, barkleigh
professional pet groomer, barkleigh, cindy lou: Hello Shannon, That is the way to approach the task. A grooming convention will expose you to so much. And allow you the opportunity to talk to professionals and attend classes that interest you. I was at the barkleigh in Sept. Go to their web site they...

Dogs: grooming table, cindy lou, hydraulic table
cindy lou, hydraulic table, grooming table: Hello Debbie. Yes it would be a good investment especially if you are on your own. It would make it easier for you to get larger dogs on the table. Another reason would be that they are more sturdy and you would have less of a chance of it going over when...

Dogs: grooming and tail, miss maddie, scar area
miss maddie, scar area, bad puppy: Hello Gina, Her tail was cropped when she was 3 or 4 days old and it should be well healed by now. Is she chewing on it? Either way you could put some vasaline on the area to take away some of the irritation of where the stitches were. The area will possibly...

Dogs: grooming, dogs food, zymes
dogs food, zymes, ear infections: Change your dogs food to a better one (Back to Basics is what I recommend you may call them at 800-219-2558)) Supermarket and Pet Store foods can CAUSE infections due to allergies. Also, contact STAN at N zymes.com (877-816-6500) about a great supplement...

Dogs: groomng very short-haired chihuhua, dead hairs, loose hairs
dead hairs, loose hairs, chihuhua: Hello, This is going to sound odd but have you tryed one of those roll sticky tape things you use to take lint and hair off your cloting on her? this isn t sticky enough to hurt her... just enough if rolled over her coat should remove loose hairs. Also a damp...

Dogs: gross habit, cat feces, cat food
cat feces, cat food, real reason: Hi Sharon, There are several beliefs as to why dogs eat feces. One is out of boredom, another is supposedly they are personally lacking some mineral in their diet, but I don t think anyone really knows the real reason. I do know that the reason they eat...

Dogs: growing, puppy personality, body muscles
puppy personality, body muscles, akita: Hi Dilyn; Most breeds have their height by about one year old, soe sooner, some a little later, but they will continue to fill out, grow wider in the breast etc for some time still. I don t consider then fully grown, both physically and mentally until about...

Dogs: growling, border collie, proplem
border collie, proplem, collie: Try calling around to get him into dog training classes As soon as you can,but NEVER leave a child with a dog along,and if you don t trust the dog,what you can do is hold on to a leash at all times,and use a chock chain,and when he goes to snap at your daughter,pop...

Dogs: growling, sudden change of heart, perfect gentleman
sudden change of heart, perfect gentleman, aggressive dogs: This dog MUST be gotten control of or you will have a bitten child. He is not allowed to growl at anyone. Put a choke collar on him and take him (with your middle son) for a long walk each day. He is not allowed to sniff anything or look at anything. ...

Dogs: growling, full medical checkup, thyroid imbalance
full medical checkup, thyroid imbalance, shelley davis: Hi Vicki, Thank you for writing to me about your precious Doxie. From everything that you have written, I believe that there is the possibility that the root of your dog s aggression may be a medical. I would suggest that you have a full medical checkup...

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

Dogs: growling, cocker spaniel, spaniel
cocker spaniel, spaniel, aggression: How often do your mum s friends come over? Does he do this towards everyone he doesn t know, or just certain people? If he does it towards everyone, then he s displaying normal, territorial protectiveness. If you want the behavior to stop, you are going to...

Dogs: my growling dog, bad habit, australian kelpie
bad habit, australian kelpie, halti: Your dog is maturing, and the baby has brought changes to the family, i.e. an addition to the family (pack) that makes her unsure of her position in the pack order. So first you put the garbage where she cannot get into it... in the cupboard under the...

Dogs: growling at men, male australian shepherd, fear aggression
male australian shepherd, fear aggression, professional dog trainer: Hi Rhonda, Having a fear of men, or any kind of fear aggression is very common in rescue dogs. Your dog s fear may have been caused by just never being exposed to men before you adopted her or she may have suffered some type of trauma at the hands of a...

Dogs: growling in a mini schnauzer, aggression problem, mini schnauzer
aggression problem, mini schnauzer, aggression problems: He is getting territorial and going through adolescence. You need to get him into a class to socialize him. Also, when people come in, put him on the leash and make him sit. When he does, let the servicemen and doormen give him a treat. But, he does need...

Dogs: growling and nipping, cindy lou, pack leader
cindy lou, pack leader, bad behavior: Hello Amanda, The owner of the dog has to immediately get the dog off the couch and firmly say no to that behavior. If the dog will also bite the owner then the owner should keep a leash on the dog so that correction will be safer. Simply pull the dog off...

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

Dogs: growling and nippingis, jack russell terrier, queensland heeler
jack russell terrier, queensland heeler, great dogs: Because of the aggression, I would recommend that you get both the dogs neutered as soon as possible, as it can take 6 months for all of the testosterone to exit the dog s system after a neuter, and testosterone is one of the key components in aggression,...

Dogs: growling pet, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It sounds like a leadership problem, but talk to the vet too. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the...

Dogs: growling, food dish, bad habit
food dish, bad habit, habbit: it will take time to break this habbit and for some dogs, it is in their nature to protect their things. You can try feeding him by hand. Rather than putting his food dish down when he eats, sit on the floor with him, hold the bowl and feed him with your...

Dogs: growls/bites, yorkie poo, obedience class
yorkie poo, obedience class, adult teeth: I don t think the rough housing will hurt. However, teaching him not to bite will go faster if you husband also refused to let him bite. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all...

Dogs: growth on cairn terrier, vet check, cancer cells
vet check, cancer cells, cairn terrier: Hello Tom! Yes, it could be cancer, but it may not be. It may just be a cyst that is not cancerous. You will not know unless you take your cairn to a vet to be checked. He/She can remove the growth and have it checked for cancer cells. At the age...

Dogs: growth on dog's tail, warm soaks, sebaceous cyst
warm soaks, sebaceous cyst, sebaceous cysts: Hi Mary, The ONLY way to tell what kind of growth is on your dog is to have him examined by your veterinarian. If the growth seems to be getting smaller because of your treatments and cleanings, it s possible that this may be a Sebaceous cyst, and not...

Dogs: growth on dogs ear, ear mites, chow mix
ear mites, chow mix, lab retreiver: Hi Jolene, It might be a type of cyst. You should take her to a Vet and have it examined. Your Vet will probably remove it and send it off to make sure it is not cancerous. Your Vet can determine whether it is the cyst that is causing the head shaking,...

Dogs: growth on jack russell's skin, jack russell terrier, skin growths
jack russell terrier, skin growths, s vision: Hi Tasheel, There are many kinds of skin growths that older dogs can develop. There s no way of self diagnosing the kind of growth your dog has, so it s impossible to say if the growth should be a concern or not. Even if the growth is benign, you may want...

Dogs: growth on back leg, shelley davis, chijuajua
shelley davis, chijuajua, benign growth: Hi David, Thank you for writing to me about your little Chijuajua. They are wonderful dogs! It is impossible for me to determine what the nature of the growth is on your dog s leg. I don t know if it is under the skin, hard, soft or topical. The...

Dogs: growth on pug's leg, skin tag, sac
skin tag, sac, dogs: It is possible that it is just a skin tag, like people get, which can be pretty normal with aging dogs. Of course, there is no way to be sure without having it biopsied. If you are concerned about cancer, you can always schedule her to have it removed so...

Dogs: growth on skin, shit shu, blood blister
shit shu, blood blister, poodle mix: If I were you, I d have it checked by your vet. There is really no way to be sure unless you have it looked at or tested. If you are concerned about having another growth removed, seek a second opinion from a second vet just to be sure before you remove...

Dogs: grunting cough and shaking Lhasa Apso, smelly ears, lahsa apso
smelly ears, lahsa apso, lhasa apso: Hello Ellain, He may have what is referred to as Kennel Cough, this is common when dogs are exposed to other dogs, such as where you got him from. And it sounds as if he has an ear infection, this will not go away without antibiotics. Sound like a trip to...

Dogs: I guess allergies, allergy testing, sinuses
allergy testing, sinuses, sore throat: Desr Tracie. i would really discourage you from giving your animal any medication with out consulting your vet. the dose rate is way diffrent and it is extremely easy to over dose your pet. if it is allegeries you can consult with your vet about maybe doing...

Dogs: gum on dog's paw, clipper blades, hair clippers
clipper blades, hair clippers, chewing gum: Hi Cindy and thanks for your question. The best way to get it of is to shave it off with hair clippers. If you can t do this yourself, get an appointment with a groomer and they can do it for you. This may be your best bet also, because shaving between...

Dogs: HACKING, kennel cough, shitzu
kennel cough, shitzu, younger ones: Your shih tzu could have swallowed something that he is trying to bring back up, but chances are that he has one of the many versions of kennel cough. One of my dogs brought this back from shows in Des Moines, Iowa, early in September, and a friend of...

Dogs: HAM BONE?, intestinal blockages, poly rope
intestinal blockages, poly rope, tie knots: As much as dogs love real bones, it just isn t worth it. Anything that comes apart in pieces can be dangerous. Even without splinter or chunks to choke on, bones are very hard on dogs teeth. Some day i am going get a picture on my 13 year old Labs teeth....

Dogs: Hacking and Coughing, grooming dogs, reverse sneeze
grooming dogs, reverse sneeze, dachshund: My guess is that he has what some refer to as a reverse sneeze . Kinda of a hyper ventilating type wheeze followed by a hack or two. As far as I know there is nothing you can do for this. I see it in some of my grooming dogs and it seems to be brought on...

Dogs: Hair Discoloration, light grey color, hair cuts
light grey color, hair cuts, witch hazel: Hi Do try the mixture I gave you, meanwhile check your dog food , schnauzers have odd coats and some times the wrong dog food causes them to stain more easily, You can also pick up some eye cleaner (whitener, stain remover) at the local pet store and use...

Dogs: Hair discoloration, rust color, science diet
rust color, science diet, hindquarters: This type of discoloration can be caused by diet or water, but generally it is due to the pH of the dog s saliva (which can be affected by the above), but often it is due to teeth which need cleaning. Lift up her lip and take a look at those teeth. If there...

Dogs: Hair on dogs, fluff ball, metal comb
fluff ball, metal comb, slicker brush: I can t say how fast or long your dogs hair will get because they all are different--especially a mixed breed like the cockapoo. I will tell you this...if you want the hair to be long, YOU have to brush the dog every other day. Start with a slicker brush...

Dogs: Hair Loss, thyroid problems, flea problems
thyroid problems, flea problems, hair fall: Hair loss can come from many things - thyroid problems, flea problems, allergies, even ringworm. The best solution is going to be to take him to the vet for a physical. They will be able to give you a better idea of exactly what it is. Since you say it...

Dogs: Hair Loss, causes of alopecia, hind legs
causes of alopecia, hind legs, educated guess: Wendy, Alopecia, or hair loss, can be caused by many things. Some are serious and some aren t, but all of them have to be diagnosed by a veterinarian. I wish I could help you more online, but without being examined and possibly tested, there s absolutely...

Dogs: Hair Loss, jenny walton, serval times
jenny walton, serval times, pregnacy: Hi Jenny, have they run a hormone check on her? It sounds like hromones. You might want to get her spayed and it might solve the problem. I would definitely have blood work done though to check out her hormone levels first. Hope this helps, Daw...

Dogs: Hair loss, bearded collie, thyroid problem
bearded collie, thyroid problem, cindy lou: Hello Bobby, if you feel this shedding or hair loss is much greater than usual for this time of year, then sometimes you may be dealing with a skin problem. Due to allergies, mites or even a Thyroid problem. Only a vet that does a skin scraping could tell...

Dogs: Hair loss, having puppies, caster oil
having puppies, caster oil, tighs: Hi Sara, There are few possibilities here. Since I can t see the wounds it is hard to say what it is, but I can give you a general idea. 1. Hormonal - Yes she will drop her coat after having puppies, hand fulls will come out, but you shouldn t get blad...

Dogs: Hair loss, springer spaniels, sudden hair loss
springer spaniels, sudden hair loss, dermatological problems: Hi Sherry :-) Oh dear your poor little Dog. I am not certain what could be causing the hair loss in her. Especially sudden hair loss. Has she had any Dermatological problems in the past? Because she definitely hasn t got Fleas then you can rule out this...

Dogs: Hair loss, flea shampoo, cindy lou
flea shampoo, cindy lou, adams flea: Hello Justin, He is young to have a skin condition, so I would have to be curious if he has mites, mange or flea bites. Either way the treatment is similar, Wash the puppy in a flea shampoo safe for puppies and also a flea dip (Adams flea dip if you can)...

Dogs: Hair loss on a Basset Hound, broad spectrum antibiotic, bacterial infection
broad spectrum antibiotic, bacterial infection, basset hound: Hi Alicia. Sounds like he may have some sort of bacterial infection or fungus around his hair follicles. What antibiotic & shampoo was he on? Sounds like he may need something a little different. Maybe more of a broad spectrum antibiotic. Please answer these...

Dogs: Hair loss due to sores on my dog, couple spots, shepard mix
couple spots, shepard mix, antibiotic cream: Hi Jessica :-) I am really not sure what could be causing this hun. I would definitely take her back to your Vet and ask for a skin test to be performed and also ask for some blood tests. You need to rule out serious things first such as Mange and Scabies....

Dogs: Hair loss in Labradors, derm caps, thick undercoat
derm caps, thick undercoat, soloxine: Hi Diane; Labs have a thick undercoat that protects them from cold when they are in cold water. If the dog is kept indoors with airconditioning, and then they go out for longer periods when it gets hotter in the summer, that can incrase the shedding. These...

Dogs: Hair loss in older dog, heated dog house, cindy lou
heated dog house, cindy lou, cold winter: Hello Pam, I have not heard of this. Doesn t mean it is not so. But if I had a dog for 13 years I would not put him to sleep unless he was terribly and hopelessly ill. And I would not like to see him freeze to death. There are althernatives for you. One...

Dogs: Hair loss, puppy chow, seasonal allergies
puppy chow, seasonal allergies, time loss: Hi Cathy- Sorry about the delay in getting back to you...I had a litter of pups whelped this week and I ve been a bit busy with that. The only thing I can think of would either be the bleach or seasonal allergies. What brand of food are you feeding him?...

Dogs: Hairloss patches and red rashes, allergic skin diseases, fleas and ticks
allergic skin diseases, fleas and ticks, dogs and cats: Hi Elodie, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s skin problems. I had answered your question awhile back but for some reason it didn t go through..they just sent it to me again. I am concerned that your mixed Golden Retriever has the more serious...

Dogs: Hairloss patches, seasonal flank alopecia, veterinary dermatologist
seasonal flank alopecia, veterinary dermatologist, common hormonal disorder: Hi Tracy, Thank you for writing to me about your min pin s hairloss patches. Hairloss that occurs on the top of the dog and forms a triangle of hairloss, with the widest part of the triangle at the base of the tail and the point somewhere between the...

Dogs: Hand-Shy Puppy, puppy behavior, fearful behavior
puppy behavior, fearful behavior, shoulder area: That is not normal, and suggests past abuse. Don t push him too hard. Go ahead and let others pet him if he accepts it. See if he will accept some of these exercises: Elevation for small puppies: Sit on the floor and gently put your hands around your...

Dogs: Hard Mouth, shock collar, small birds
shock collar, small birds, teeth marks: Hi Jim- I have to apologize for the delay in getting back to you...I was out of town and just got back in late last night. About your question with the hard mouth. If you have access to birds, I would suggest getting some pins for the birds and use...

Dogs: Hardening Breast Milk, home on christmas day, german lab
home on christmas day, german lab, breats: HI KIRK IF SHE DOES NOT HAVE A TEMPERATURE, JUST LET THINGS TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. IF SHE HAS A TEMP ABOVE 101 SHE SHOULD BE SEEN BY A VET TO DRY UP WITH MEDS. MOST BITCHES START TO WEAN WHEN I START TO GET MINE TO EAT ABOUT THREE WEEKS. THEY SENSE THIS...

Dogs: Harmful berries, animal poison control, sensitive stomach
animal poison control, sensitive stomach, toxic plants: I have to admit that I didn t know the answer to this one of the top my head (not much of a plant buff). I checked the ASPCA website (www.aspca.org). They have an Animal Poison Control section that lists toxic and non toxic plants. I did not find pyracantha...

Dogs: Harness versus Collar on Frenchie, little pup, french bulldog
little pup, french bulldog, flat collar: Greg, harnesses DO tend to encourage a dog to pull against them. Think about it; what do sled and carting dogs wear? ;^) Your belief that if the dog has breathing problems it will adjust itself so it can breathe better is not entirely correct, at least as...

Dogs: Havanese-What cut if not in full coat?, friction area, adult coat
friction area, adult coat, wavy coat: Your best bet would be to use a snap on comb. These come in pretty much every length from 1/4 inch up to 2 inches. These combs snap onto the metal blade. The only thing with the snap on combs is the dog must be 100% mat free. These combs do not comb or cut...

Dogs: Havanese, cat carrier, crate training
cat carrier, crate training, pees: Well for the stranger fear,have some friends of yours come up and pet while giving him a small treat and at first have them move there hand over ours while petting him Now as for the house training since the crate didn t work(it usually does) you are going...

Dogs: HEALING AFTER NEUTERING, lamp shade, neutering
lamp shade, neutering, sutures: The sutures should be removed in ten days (or dissolved if they are the internal dissolvable variety) and after that he will not need to wear the collar. He can have it left off when you are around to stop him licking at the wound if he is really protesting...

Dogs: HEALTH, umblical hernia, check ups
umblical hernia, check ups, anti biotics: Hi Gabriela, Sounds like the girl has an umblical hernia which is not that uncommon. You can check with your local animal shelter (pound) or SPCA. They can normally give you links to organizations that can help out. It depends on where you live. You just...

Dogs: HELP!!, fussy eaters, dry food
fussy eaters, dry food, couple hours: Hi Joleene; You don t say what kind of food you are feding, but if you are feeding a good brand of kibble dry food, he should eat it with a little flavor added to it. For fussy eaters, I spoon a few spoonfuls of beef or chicken broth over it, and toss it...

Dogs: HELP! My 12 y/o German Shepherd stopped eating!!, german shepher, canned dog food
german shepher, canned dog food, raw hamburger: I would take him into the vet for a thorough examination ASAP. This could be anything, but at his age the obvious might be a bad tooth. The first thing I try with a dog who is turning his nose up at food is to put a bit of warm water in his kibble. If that...

Dogs: HELP!!, chocolate chip cookie, dogs health
chocolate chip cookie, dogs health, excesive: Hi Joleen, It s true that chocolate can be poisonous to dogs. Just keep an eye on your dog. If there is vomiting or excesive drooling, then call your Vet. He/She will probably be ok. I think he would need to eat more than that to get really sick. God...

Dogs: HELP!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, own toys: Neutering usually is a big help, but no cure all. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top...

Dogs: HELP!, diet changes, boiled chicken
diet changes, boiled chicken, german sheperd: Hi Michael, GSDs are known for being very neurotic dogs, so any change in their lives, boarding, changes in diet, changes in family etc can cause them to have diarrhea and go off their feed. The best thing I recommend when you do board her is to send your...

Dogs: HELP, chow mix, puppy formula
chow mix, puppy formula, puppies: If she has stopped eating I would take her to the vet for a physical since it can effect the puppies as well as her. You can try tempting her to eat with something especially tasty, but changing her food may give her diarrhea so be careful if you do that....

Dogs: HELP ME!!!!, vet school, cornell university
vet school, cornell university, behaviorist: Have you checked the internet? also pick up a dog training magazine at Petsmart and you will find some good trainers. Cornell University in New York is the top Vet school, they also have a behaviorist progtam. Get in touch with them. There are some schools...

Dogs: HELP!!, inappropriate urination, basset hounds
inappropriate urination, basset hounds, time dogs: The obvious answer is to get another companion for your dog. Failing that, have the dog examined to make sure that he doesn t have a bladder infection. It is easy to label inappropriate urination as a behavior issue when it is a health issue instead. ...

Dogs: *HELP*, obedience class, obedience training
obedience class, obedience training, pet stores: Jamie, in layman s terms, your dog is spoiled, and she views herself as the alpha, or leader, of your pack, and you as her possession. She is certainly not too old to start obedience training, and I would recommend that you see if you can find a beginner...

Dogs: HELP!!!, stark county dog pound, county dog pound
stark county dog pound, county dog pound, adoptin: Hello Joshua...please don t use all caps there hard to read. Well sounds like shes on her way to getting in shape since it sounds like shes got a very caring owner now and congrats on adoptin g a dog...not that many people turn to rescues when seeking a dog....

Dogs: HELP!!! we have added a new puppy!!!!, getting a new puppy, boston terrier
getting a new puppy, boston terrier, new boston: Hi Courtey, What I m going to do is copy and paste your question here, and respond to it in parts so that it will be easiest for you to read that way, and for me to answer smile . Courtey wrote: Please help me out i have a 13 month American English...

Dogs: HELP....Dog pregnant by her father, veterinary schools in the us, litter mates
veterinary schools in the us, litter mates, 3 generations: Hi Michelle; Some breeders of high dollar dogs will breed the daughter back to the father, to get more of the desirable traits of his bloodline. This I have been told makes for superior bloodlines. Don t know, never bred back that way. I do know littermates...

Dogs: HELP !! I have got little white worms that are all in my carpet!!!, carpet steam, dog dewormer
carpet steam, dog dewormer, white worms: Hi Candy, This is just an educated guess, but I d imagine you could use either Boric Acid, or Diatomaceous Earth to kill the worms you ve got in your carpet. Both are available at garden centers. You want to make sure you get food grade Diatomaceous Earth...

Dogs: HELP WITH MINI SCHNAUZER, little max, mini schnauzer
little max, mini schnauzer, closet shelf: This is a bad, but unfortunately common situation. It is part of the reason I often recommend getting an older dog rather than a puppy. If neither of you can make it home over lunch, try to find a neighbor or a professional dog walker. With a mid day break...

Dogs: HELP! I'm afarid of my american bulldog !, american bulldog, aggressive dogs
american bulldog, aggressive dogs, back porch: 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: HELP! registration or no registration?, standard poodle, purebred puppy
standard poodle, purebred puppy, hi amy: Hi Amy, Limited registration means you can not breed the dog (the puppies could never be registered with AKC). A pedigree would tell you if the dog is inbred. You are welcome to send me a copy of her pedigree to my e-mail puglover_1@juno.com and I can review...

Dogs: HELP, abu dhabi city, tail wags
abu dhabi city, tail wags, american vet: Sorry for taking so long to answer. Thanx 4 waiting. As to the peeing he just needs to learn to trust you. Don t over excite at all. And don t yell or disipline in any way when he does. He pees to please. As for him coming, keep him on a long lead and use...

Dogs: HERNIA, inflammatory bowel syndrome, bodily tissues
inflammatory bowel syndrome, bodily tissues, definite answer: Hi Mollie, Thanks for your question. It would be impossible for me to diagnose your puppy s problem over the internet. I wish I could give you more detailed information, but I can t. She needs to be examined, and we would need to know if there is blood in...

Dogs: HEY HELP PLZ, long haired chihuahua, short haired chihuahua
long haired chihuahua, short haired chihuahua, minature dachshund: Your old dog and the new one would have to smell each other and work out who is going to be the boss, but after that they should get along just fine. Chihuahua s are very small dogs (easy to step on them) so you may want to consider a slightly larger breed....

Dogs: Head/neck shaking, occasional bouts, internal ear
occasional bouts, internal ear, medicam: Hi Carole :-) This sounds more ear related hun. Shaking of the head is a indication of a ear problem from infection, hairs, mites, dry skin to a wax build up. I recommend you take your Dog to the Vet for this to check his ears out. It s most likely...

Dogs: Head Wound, sterile bandage, gauze pads
sterile bandage, gauze pads, aluminum powder: Hi Karla :-) Some Dogs have a reaction to antiseptic powder. Both of mine do and can t tolerate it either. I would purchase some Sudocrem Cream from your Pharmacist and apply this to the sore areas and it will cool down any irritation. I wouldn t...

Dogs: Head whipping movement, dear kate, ausis
dear kate, ausis, shepherd mix: Dear Kate, Thanks for the question. If she scratches her ears or does it when she is just hanging around the house, I d get a vet to check out her ears. If it only happens when she is happy and excited, I m guessing it s just her way of celebrating with...

Dogs: Healing Kidney's-Albuminen in urine, survelience camera, ebay
survelience camera, ebay, small intestine: Hi Sheri, This is a very complicated situation. Firstly...there are too many coincidences and what I would suggest to prevent further events from occurrng would be to: 1-Install a survelience camera 2-Put a peramiter around your kennel area with...

Dogs: Health concerns, skin rash, sheltie mix
skin rash, sheltie mix, wet spots: Thanks for your question. I cant tell you to put her down. However; without seeing her or her condition then I cant tell you what is wrong with her. When you notice that she is stopping doing the things that she loves like playing ball going on walks and...

Dogs: Health issues, rabies vaccinations, rabies clinics
rabies vaccinations, rabies clinics, best bet: Hi Danielle, You did not mention the age of your dog, but every year your dog needs to be vaccinated. Rabies vaccinations are required by law. I don t know where you live, but where I live there are Rabies Clinics every year and the price is a little lower....

Dogs: Health my new dog, cottage cheese, missing link
cottage cheese, missing link, diarrhea: Hi Lollie, Have you had your dog checked for worms? If not, be sure to do so, as it can cause these symptoms. If you have, then try feeding your dog a little cottage cheese with her food. They like it and it tends to be easy on the stomach. If diarrhea...

Dogs: Health Question, health question, golden retriever
health question, golden retriever, good health: You would have to take her to the vet to run tests to see if she had a stroke, or seizure, you may want to check to see if she is loosing her vision. At that age many things may start to shutdown. Large dogs usually only live between the ages of 8-12. Some...

Dogs: Health Question, hygiene standards, infection risk
hygiene standards, infection risk, frequent hand: Since the faecal count was negative I would not worry too much. The vast majority of the time a negative faecal count means no worms or eggs and a healthy 10 yr old is not at high risk of infection anyway. After the first two doses of de-wormer are through...

Dogs: Health question, breader, mum and dad
breader, mum and dad, bad smell: Your instincts were right and you should not have bought this dog. How horrible for you. I m so sorry. I would also report this so called breeder to an animal wellfare organisation. In future when you go to visit a breeder, make sure the pups are lively...

Dogs: Health question, animal behaviorist, sneezing sound
animal behaviorist, sneezing sound, health question: Dogs can have asthma, just like people do. If it happens quite often I would take him to the vet so they can treat him if necessary. Dogs can also do something called reverse sneezing in which they make an odd wheezing, coughing, sneezing sound. If that...

Dogs: Health, symptoms of kidney disease, kidney tissue
symptoms of kidney disease, kidney tissue, symptoms of kidney: Dear Jemma, Thank you for writing to me about your precious dog. In older dogs the symptoms of kidney disease can seem hard to distinguish from the general slowing down associated with age. By the time symptoms appear, the kidneys have probably sustained...

Dogs: Healthy coat, shedding dogs, cindy lou
shedding dogs, cindy lou, shed: Hello David. There is a product called NO SHED, it is a supplement for shedding dogs. I believe is has some great vitamins in it and promotes a healthy coat. Labs will shed year round, especially if they are kept indoors. The heat in the winter tells them...

Dogs: Healty coat & diet, cod liver oil, wheat germ oil
cod liver oil, wheat germ oil, senior food: Hello David and thank you for your question, I am sorry to hear you lost your older dog, Labradors are truely wonderful companions. 9 years old and still healthy? For older dogs be sure she is Senior food as it is lower in fat to pervent older less active...

Dogs: Heart, irregular heart beats, sinus arrhythmia
irregular heart beats, sinus arrhythmia, beats per minute: Hi Chris, You didn t say if you have your puppy evaluated by your veterinarian for this condition. If you haven t yet done so, you should get it checked out by your regular vet. While it s not normal for a dog or puppy to have an irregular heart beat,...

Dogs: Heartworms?, heart damage, heart problems
heart damage, heart problems, trouble breathing: Hi Elise! Coughing is a sign of heartworms, but it is also a sign of heart problems in general. He needs to see a Vet. 9 is not that old, and these seizures may be causing major heart damage. Your Vet can put him on a heart med, if that s what the problem...

Dogs: In Heat?, cancer tumors, false pregnancy
cancer tumors, false pregnancy, uterine infections: That depends on the individual, but most only bleed up until the time they start ovulating (although there will still be a bit of cream-colored discharge). Some will bled for the full three weeks, and then some don t seem to bleed at all (but these may just...

Dogs: Heat Cycle, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva
cindy lou, swelling of the vulva, heat cycle: Hello Roselda, in approximately 6 month 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...

Dogs: Heat Cycle: Musky smell, swollen vulva, shiba inu
swollen vulva, shiba inu, male dogs: Hi Barbara, It s possible that the odor you ve been experiencing is impacted anal glands. Your vet can express them for you, and also show you how to do it yourself (if you re interested). It s not too late to have your dog spayed. She ll gain the most...

Dogs: Heat Cycle, intact males, heat cycle
intact males, heat cycle, bull terrier: This is totally normal. If she can smell intact males it will be causing her considerable distress not being able to get to them when she is in the recetive stage of her heat. Its nothing to worry about unduly although if she is displaying this behaviour...

Dogs: Heat Cycles, heat cycles, hunting dog
heat cycles, hunting dog, hunting season: Heat cycles can vary in individuals, but most bitches are pretty reliable about coming in every six months. I would expect yours to do the same. If she is primarily meant to be a family pet/hunting dog, I would have her spayed myself. My daughter s agility...

Dogs: Heat cycle after having puppies, having puppies, heat cycle
having puppies, heat cycle, last heat: Hi Debbie, Unfortunately you have the start date wrong for counting when the heat cycle should be. It would be 6 months after her last heat cycle (when she got pregnant), not after having puppies. Counting on my fingers & toes, I believe she is getting close....

Dogs: Heat cycle, chow chow, heat cycle
chow chow, heat cycle, german shepard: Dawn, there are products out there that are supposed to mask the scent of a female in heat, but in all honesty, they don t work that well. Is there a reason none of your animals are fixed ? That would pretty much solve the problem right there! *laugh...

Dogs: Heat - how long in between, thyroid deficiency, basenjis
thyroid deficiency, basenjis, cycle time: Generally it is 5-1/2 to 6 months, but some do go a bit longer, just as some can go a bit shorter. If they come in sooner, or later (particularly if the change in cycle time is abnormal), it can be a sign of thyroid deficiency. Some breeds, such as basenjis,...

Dogs: Heat for new moma dogs, moma, 10 months
moma, 10 months, 4 months: hello depending on the breed.....some dogs go into heat every 4/6 months some less often 8-10 months, think of it this way it took 2 months to carry the puppies....will take 2 months to wean the puppies thats 4 months so its very possilbe she can come into...

Dogs: Heat, rabbit person, doggie diapers
rabbit person, doggie diapers, false pregnancy: The most important thing now is to prepare yourself for unbelievable efforts on her part to get loose and get to a male. Of course, you likely will have males hanging around ready to make the best of the slimmest chance they get. Late in the second week...

Dogs: Heaving worries, dry heaves, shelley davis
dry heaves, shelley davis, emergency basis: Hi Darcie, Thank you for writing to me about your darling Chi. I can only tell you what I would do...I would take my dog to the emergency room or at the very least, phone my vet on an emergency basis. Heaving could be many things from obstruction...

Dogs: Heavy Breathing/snorting/snoring loudly, female boxers, soft palate
female boxers, soft palate, vet bill: Hello, I am sorry but your pup sounds like she has stenic nares or an enlongated soft palate problem please see my breathing problems page on my website: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/breathingproblems.htm and Not to be rude...please don t take...

Dogs: Hello, I have a 1 1/2 year..., jack russle terrier, border collies
jack russle terrier, border collies, obedience training: It is really an unknown. Probably both dogs will be fine, providing you are the pack leader and let them both know that, but with Jack Russells, you never know. You are just going to play it by ear. I would certainly closely supervise their playtime together...

Dogs: Hello, dry skin problems, shih tzu puppy
dry skin problems, shih tzu puppy, oatmeal soap: Hi Adara; Are you bathing him frequently? Frequent bathing will CAUSE dry skin problems. Also, many dogs are allergic to flea bites. It only takes the bite of one flea to stir up an allergic reaction. There are several kinds of Mange that also begin with...

Dogs: HelloI have a 8 months old..., cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, adult teeth: If somebody is the right age in the family, 4-H dog training is a great idea. In my area, clubs form soon after the first of the year. Even many urban areas have 4-H. For info look in your phone book under government listings for extension or cooperative...

Dogs: -------------------------..., inadequate nutrients, techni cal
inadequate nutrients, techni cal, slaughter houses: Wow, She will continue to grow daily until she is around one year. You will note at times she will seem to have a growth spurt what will seem like overnight. Once she reaches one year of age she will be, (generally) as tall as she is going to get, and...

Dogs: Hi, thansk for yuor help,..., jack russle terrier, border collies
jack russle terrier, border collies, unneutered males: They should, after you appoint a dominant dog (the male), the two females may compete but it will still be easier. I still want to recommend you spay your male dog, if he runs away someday he may bite somebody, get hurt, or he may get lost. I really don t...

Dogs: Hello, I have no intention..., jack russle terrier, border collies
jack russle terrier, border collies, border collie: Know what? I may be the wrong person to ask about which breeds or sexes are best. When I take a dog, I assume it is going to get along with the ones I already have or will get, and so far, it has always worked out that way. My son raises Rottqweilers, and...

Dogs: Hi, thanks alot, maybe I will..., jack russle terrier, border collies
jack russle terrier, border collies, male dogs: Hi, I think that getting another female and having her spayed is a good idea and so is neutering both male dogs. You have more than one option. What I would suggest is that you have either the breeder or a seasoned behavorist/trainer evaluate the puppy...

Dogs: Hello, as you already know..., jack russle terrier, testicle cancer
jack russle terrier, testicle cancer, border collies: Have a look at the local shelter,there are plenty of puppies to chose from,and as a long time volunteer,males should be fixed as well,not only are way too many dogs being put down,but it can also cause testicle cancer I know sometimes it is costly,but there...

Dogs: Hello again, the borders do..., jack russle terrier, border collies
jack russle terrier, border collies, male dogs: I don t know exactly how much exercise they need, but not near as much as a Border Collie. Border Collies are working dogs, they are bred to do jobs as in herding sheep. If you can give her lots of exercise and playtime then she will be fine. But if...

Dogs: Hello, as you already know..., jack russle terrier, adolescent period
jack russle terrier, adolescent period, border collies: There is no way to predict that. It all depends on the dominance level of all of the dogs, but more particularly any unneutered males. Not only could you end up with fighting, but you could end up with competitive marking in the house. The JR is just starting...

Dogs: Hello,My dog is 3 years..., flea allergies, inhalant allergies
flea allergies, inhalant allergies, vet visit: Hi there, What is the ear condition your dog is being treated for? It would help if I knew which one your dog is suffering with. Your dog may be in considerable pain, which could account for her not wanting to move around, or why loud noises bother...

Dogs: Hello,My dog has become..., specifics
specifics: Hi Cheyanne, I need more info form you concerning your dog s symptoms to be of any help. The problem might be simple old age, or going deaf, with possibly hundreds of other conditions in between. Can you give me some specifics, such as your dog s age....

Dogs: Hello ,I have a dog who sometimes..., cupcake papers, microwave oven
cupcake papers, microwave oven, frozen milk: Hello, I m not clear on the question you d like to me to answer. Is it that your dog enjoys having the foamy mouth that toads give her, so you re trying to archive the same results with powdered milk, rather than toads or frozen whole milk? You should...

Dogs: -------------------------..., natural choice lamb, alpha linolenic acid
natural choice lamb, alpha linolenic acid, jack russle: I see. Well, then the Nutro Natural Choice or the Nutro Natural Choice Ultra would be my foods of choice. It all depends on your budget. Again, the Ultra formula would be better, but it is quite a bit more expensive, so if you can t afford it, then don t worry...

Dogs: Hello, I am seeking some advice..., puppy care, tug of war
puppy care, tug of war, german shepard: Hey, Ok, the Doberman sounds good, but you need to read about them to take care of them. No tug of war or tough playing, but it meets most of your reqiurements. If your planing to have kids you have to think seriously about that breed. A German Shepard sounds...

Dogs: HelloI am thinking about..., getting a puppy, knee height
getting a puppy, knee height, bicon: There are a LOT of different breeds out there.... definitely something for everyone, depending on what type of traits you desire. Here is one good site to start your search: http://www.thedogplace.com/breedgallery.asp Once you have selected a few breeds...

Dogs: HelloI am thinking about..., miniature schnauzer, getting a puppy
miniature schnauzer, getting a puppy, little dogs: Hello, there are many breeds that fit your description. I think a miniature schnauzer would be good. They are small, smart and loyal little dogs. My sister has three of them and she loves the breed. Another good choice would be a shih-tzu. That would...

Dogs: HelloI am thinking about..., personal experiance, mini poodle
personal experiance, mini poodle, west highland white terrier: Well,there s a number of smaller breeds that fit your needs,and it s always best to narrow it down to a few breeds,these breeds are based on my own personal experiance,here are some breeds that might be of interest:Lhasa Apso,Mini Dachhund,Maltese,Toy or Mini...

Dogs: HelloI am thinking about..., puppy kindergarten class, english toy spaniel
puppy kindergarten class, english toy spaniel, welsh corgi: Hi there, Congratulations on deciding to get a puppy! It s important to consider your older dog s temperament when picking out a new dog or puppy. In canine society much more emphasis is placed on pack standing than on size. If your current dog...

Dogs: HelloCould you tell me..., jack russle terriers, adult personality
jack russle terriers, adult personality, rescue dogs: Dogs vary in personality within a breed, even within a litter. Even if your puppy doesn t grow up like you expected, how you raise it helps make it what you need. The first 12 weeks of a dog s life greatly affect its adult personality. Expose it to your...

Dogs: Hello. I am not sure if you..., anestisia, blood glucose
anestisia, blood glucose, teeth cleaning: The only problem would be that to sedate the animal it doesn t need to eat for 12 hours before the surgery. So it didn t eat last night, and should not be allowed to eat tonight for the surgery the tomorrow. This could cause the blood glucose (sugar) levels...

Dogs: Help!, family member, good luck
family member, good luck, neighbors: well, you should take him in to hands . Firstly, you should start training him for example with a help of your family member: one goes out and starts knocking, and another person commands the dog NO . If he doesn t listen, so you should punish him. and so...

Dogs: Help!!!!!!!, chow mix, cats and dogs
chow mix, cats and dogs, clap your hands: LeBaron, I hope your pup turns out to be as great a dog as MY pitbull/chow mix. She has been the absolute best dog; easy to train, loves everyone, gets along with my cats and most other dogs, an absolute joy! BUT, she is also a marker! She s never pottied...

Dogs: Help Me!!, unwanted litters, baby puppy
unwanted litters, baby puppy, legged kids: Hi Sheila; Getting him neutered will help some, ( you spay females and neuter males). Obedience training is needed too. We have a tendency to not take small dogs as seriously as we do larger breeds. They are little and cute, can t do any harm, sort of...

Dogs: Help!!!, sore stomach, bland diet
sore stomach, bland diet, rice and bread: Hi Maia, I hope your dog is doing better by now. Generally, the rule of thumb is if vomiting continues more than 24 hours, veterinary attention is needed. Given the fact that you can t identify what your dog ate, and that he s throwing up quite frequently,...

Dogs: Help Me!!!, pit bull mix, spayed
pit bull mix, spayed, vet: Brandi, She is really too old to be having a first litter, You may have to take her to the vet and get her spayed so she doesn t have any. When was she at your friends and how long was she there. think about this, it is like a woman who is 60 years old...

Dogs: Help!, accident rate, housebreaking
accident rate, housebreaking, rat terrier: I am not sure what you are doing. Going out with him and praising him as you say are good. Another thing that may help is making him move around outside. Exercise stimulates the body. My puppies keep reminding me to walk them around before I take them...

Dogs: Help us!, coscto, bitter apple
coscto, bitter apple, molars: What a strange behavior! I only have a couple thoughts. One is that you should put him on a better food... Something like Eagle, Wellness, Flint River Ranch, Solid Gold, Natural Balance, etc. Possibly there is something lacking in his diet that is causing...

Dogs: Help, wholesale pet supplies, puppy mill
wholesale pet supplies, puppy mill, rescue remedy: Hi Janie, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet doxie that was recently rescued from an Amish puppy mill. Kudos to you for giving this precious dog a quality of life. I am really sorry about the delay in responding. Please forgive me as things...

Dogs: Help!, german shepherd mix, pedigree dog food
german shepherd mix, pedigree dog food, endocrine disease: Hi Liz, Even though your dog goes to the vet on a regular basis, and he isn t acting sick, obviously something abnormal is up! Your vet needs to run some tests, this could be a possible endocrine disease such as hypothyroidism, or a dermatological condition....

Dogs: Help adopting a dog, google search, playful puppy
google search, playful puppy, sweet temperament: Hello...I m sorry for the late response. A loving calm dog that loves to go for walks/rides and be around the family all the time likes other pets and isnt hyper is a Labrador retriever inside and out you ll have great fun with this breed they are very smart...

Dogs: Help my best freind is peeing on my leg!!, australian cattle, step dad
australian cattle, step dad, shepherd mix: Hi Roxanne; I have answered a Roxanne before, was it you? My Australian Shepherd mix s name is Rowdy. Dem aussiea are kooks.LOL Methinks sqwirt is declaring to the other dogs that you are his property. That is called marking, and little males do it to ...

Dogs: Help with Chewing Problem, puppy training classes, energy dogs
puppy training classes, energy dogs, obedience classes: Hi Binh, This is a typical problem with labs. They are high energy dogs that do not (usually) get enough excercise. Do you take him for long walks making him stay by your side? Well that is one of the tricks. Remember, he is a retriever and is supposed...

Dogs: Help! Chihuahua Info, small breed puppies, small breed dogs
small breed puppies, small breed dogs, chihuahua puppy: Hello Jessica, Chihuahuas are such sweet little dogs. I just love them! In choosing your new puppy, make sure that he or she is healthy. There should be no runny eyes, or nose,and the puppy should be quite active and playful. Do not buy a puppy that has...

Dogs: Help with Crate training, siberian husky puppy, crate training
siberian husky puppy, crate training, wire rack: I think it may be stress. Give her a little more play time to tire her out more. More help here: What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be...

Dogs: How to Help Cure Separation Anxiety, animal control officer, miniblind
animal control officer, miniblind, separation anxiety: Hi Myraa, First of all, let me assure you that crate training is not cruel. Quite the contrary. Dogs have a denning instinct and feel secure in a den. The dog considers the crate as a den and go there automatically when they are tired or just want...

Dogs: Help with chewing problem, puppy training classes, obedience classes
puppy training classes, obedience classes, wire cage: Hello Binh and thank you for your question, I reccomend crting any dog that can chew things so baicly every dog. my three dogs are crated or penned when I leave the house for this very reason they would chew everything! A crate is a wire cage that is offen...

Dogs: Help with chewing problem, puppy training classes, obedience classes
puppy training classes, obedience classes, bitter apple: Not all problems have a good solution. Dogs personalities keep changing until they are about 3, which is just about when you say the problem started. You just can t train most dogs not to do things when you aren t around. Your best answer is to physically...

Dogs: Help in controlling dog shedding, bristle brush, essential fatty acids
bristle brush, essential fatty acids, dog grooming supplies: Hi April, Just a quick note... By all means switch to a shampoo made especially for dogs. Dogs have surprisingly delicate skin under all that fur! Human shampoo (even a baby shampoo) is too harsh for a dog s sensitive skin. Try using a dog shampoo with...

Dogs: Help in controlling dog shedding, loose hairs, dry dog food
loose hairs, dry dog food, shedder: Well, you cannot absolutely stop her from that, and also it may cause the season. There are some seasons when a dog changes his coat, so it can be one of the reasons. Also, she can lack of vitamins or it may be a cause of being not fed before you found. I...

Dogs: Help - Dog pooping in house, hip dysplasia, doggy bed
hip dysplasia, doggy bed, intestinal problems: Hi John; Well, thn, I would say he is lonely and misses being closer to you when he sleeps. Why not move jis bed upstairs/ He will STILL guard the downstairs too. NOTHING will come in that house while he has free range. One thing though, clean the area...

Dogs: Help! Dogs not getting along, prong collar, dog to dog aggression
prong collar, dog to dog aggression, invisible fence: Jo, I would NOT recommend putting them in the same yard, as it could be a recipe for disaster. This problem will likely not get any better unless both you AND your neighbor are willing to work with your own dogs to stop the behavior. The dogs should only be...

Dogs: Help. My dog is out of control!!!, boxer mix, obedience classes
boxer mix, obedience classes, middle fingers: Kate, I would recommend that you continue with the obedience classes. I also recommend that you try to get more active with her. It sounds like she has a lot of pent-up energy. Do you walk her at all? One thing you can do about biting is to pop her under...

Dogs: Help my dog is always scratching herself and licking her paws., tea tree shampoo, maize corn
tea tree shampoo, maize corn, gluten free diet: Dear LaVonda Thank you for your question. There are diets on the market to help with itchy & flaky skin this are called hypo-allergenic diets. Hypo-allergenic diets do not contain cereal s (wheat, maize, corn) which animal tend to be allergic to in...

Dogs: Help dog sick, emergency veterinary clinic, turkey baster
emergency veterinary clinic, turkey baster, hydrogen peroxide: Hi Kelley, yes it may very well be the carpet cleaner that is causing this problem. If you still have the container, look on the back. There is usually an 800 number that you can call. I would try to find out if it is poisonous to animals. If you no longer...

Dogs: Help! My dog won't stop humping!, female dog in heat, bulldog
female dog in heat, bulldog, lipstick: Evan, you pretty much said it all when you said, it s hard to discipline him, especially when people think it s funny-some even encourage it. Humping behavior, unless there is a female dog in heat involved, is always dominance-related. People who think...

Dogs: Help our family!, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, lhasa apso: This is 2 separate problems. You need to both build up his confidence, and take over your rightful place as top dog. They are somewhat mutually exclusive. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using...

Dogs: Help me find the dog to buy, lab poodle mix, retriever labrador
lab poodle mix, retriever labrador, natural tendencies: Hi Marcus, I think a flat-coated retriever would be your best bet for what you want it for. Most of your labs bred today tend to be real hyper, and the poodles & doodles wouldn t do you a lot of good for hunting. The flat-coated hasn t been as overbred...

Dogs: Help me help my 6 yr. old miniature schnauzer, correct antibiotic, bladder stones
correct antibiotic, bladder stones, bladder infection: This is a tough one. I was going to suggest a bladder infection when I first started reading. Be sure he is on antibiotic for a full three weeks, rather than just ten days. It is very important that the bladder infection be totally obliterated because...

Dogs: Help with housebreaking, puppy housebreaking tips, stomach bug
puppy housebreaking tips, stomach bug, morning routine: HI Amanda, When she got sick, it took her off schedule. She just needs a little refresher course. Here are some good housebreaking tips: PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING TIPS Puppy housebreaking can be accomplished by many different methods. Keep in mind that...

Dogs: Help!!! i have introduced a new puppy, getting a new puppy, boston terrier
getting a new puppy, boston terrier, new boston: Your older puppy is trying to establish rank with the new puppy, Courtney. You can NOT give them both equal attention and expect them to live in perfect harmony. You MUST show preference to the older puppy. Personally, I would not allow them to be loose together...

Dogs: Help with leash training a fear biter?, vet visits, moving across country
vet visits, moving across country, shepard mix: Theresa, it would be dangerous for me to give advice regarding this issue over the internet, without seeing it firsthand. I would recommend that you consult a local behaviorist/trainer that has experience dealing with aggression, and who can come to your house...

Dogs: Help with minpin, long haired dachsund, bathroom trash
long haired dachsund, bathroom trash, cocker spaniel: Dear Tami Thank you for your question. I think why you are seeing a change in Cinnie’s sleep pattern is because of the change in routine with your partner being off. Is Cinnie waking up at the same time your husband would get up for work? Here are...

Dogs: Help my new dog is very sick, thick mucus, kennel cough
thick mucus, kennel cough, coughs: Hi Emma, It sounds like she has kennel cough which is very common in dogs that are adopted from shelters and/or kennels, rescues etc. where there are a lot of dogs. You need to get her to a vet to get antibiotics. Kennel cough is very contagious, so keep...

Dogs: Help for new mother/puppies, newborn puppies, first world countries
newborn puppies, first world countries, sweetened condensed milk: Hi Sienna, You need to lie her down and place the pups on her nipples and get them to nurse. New mothers can sometimes have problems because they aren t sure what to do. Also keeping them warm is very important as that will stimulate them to want to nurse....

Dogs: Help! Petsitter interview expertise needed, worst case scenarios, pet care service
worst case scenarios, pet care service, neighborhood friends: Hi Petey, Thanks for writing to me about choosing a petsitter. A good pet care person * is reliable, trustworthy and cares about your dog s welfare. He or she can be a valuable asset in many ways. [*The term pet care person refers to dogwalkers, petsitters,...

Dogs: Help me pick a breed, raising a puppy, two puppies
raising a puppy, two puppies, mom and dad: Well Dan, you obviously thought this through. I agree two dogs will not work for this situation. I think a puppy is ok but you are going to have to train it young so it doesnt jump on your grandparents when it is bigger. I think if you get a lab it should...

Dogs: Help me please, e mail address, puppy teeth
e mail address, puppy teeth, adult teeth: Janese, I cannot even begin to guess what breed he might be without seeing him, and even then, if he s very young, I still would not be able to tell you because puppies of many different breeds look very similar. If you could e-mail me some pictures of him,...

Dogs: Help! My puppy is biting people., biting puppies, natural behaviours
biting puppies, natural behaviours, litter mates: Hello Crystal Thank you for your question. The first bit of advice I can give is to stop the games that start your Golden Retriever growling and biting! Puppies learn to mouth play with their litter mates, and now that you are his new family, he will...

Dogs: Help: my puppy thinks I am her chew toy!, puppy molly, pant legs
puppy molly, pant legs, pigs ear: Hi Chrysanne; Well, sooooo? LOL Maybe the reason she chews on you and not your husband is, she recognizes him as the alpha in the pack (family) and considers you one of the pups. When a baby wants to chew when it plays, I pick it up, and say, NO! Be a...

Dogs: Help To Stop Howling Huskie, jack russell terriers, canned pumpkin
jack russell terriers, canned pumpkin, shock collar: Huskies, like several other breeds, have strong pack drives. They do not like to be left alone. Have you considered maybe getting another dog that can help keep her company? I wouldn t suggest another Husky, because then you may have TWO howling dogs to deal...

Dogs: Help stop Daisy peeing on my settee!!, cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles
cavalier king charles spaniel, cavalier king charles, childrens duvets: Well,you could take her to the vet to see if she has a health problem that is causing it,and if it isn t,you could always ask the vet to refer you to a training that deals with this type of problem Sometimes,unfortunatly,things don t always work out with...

Dogs: Help with Training a dog, cindy lou, border collie
cindy lou, border collie, joining a group: Hello Carlos, You can start as early as 4 months old. Just keep it light and fun! Reward your puppy with praise keeping in mind the best reward for your puppy is to please you. You do not always need treats for reward. Although this is an option. Do not...

Dogs: Help! Whining Dog!, ear mites, anal glands
ear mites, anal glands, local animal: If you haven t taken him to the vet I would recommend doing so to rule out the possibility that something is wrong physically. If his anal glands are bothering him that could account for the licking as well as the whining. If nothing is wrong with him physically...

Dogs: Help w/ puppy biting....., 10 yr old girls, obedience class
10 yr old girls, obedience class, natural instincts: I am not sure you completely understood the importance of you and the girls deciding when she is rolled on her back. You might also work at correcting her when she growls or bites. Try a quick Ut, ut, ut! . Perhaps offer her a toy then. If you have...

Dogs: Help!, bacterial skin infection, miniature schnauzer
bacterial skin infection, miniature schnauzer, miniature schnauzers: Rebecca, I went online to see what this syndrome was, and here is what I found, which may help you : What is Schnauzer comedo syndrome? Dogs with this syndrome have multiple comedones on their backs. These plugs of keratin and sebum block the hair...

Dogs: Helping to introduce a new puppy to our 3 1/2 year old Mini Dachshund, obedience sessions, mini dachshund
obedience sessions, mini dachshund, fear aggression: Donna, you will have to take things slowly with him. Keep the two dogs separated through the use of baby gates/crates/etc., so that if he becomes aggressive, he cannot actually get to her. Take them for walks together, using 4-6 foot long leashes. Don t allow...

Dogs: Hereditary Dog Mange, unwanted dogs, purebred dogs
unwanted dogs, purebred dogs, big dogs: Hi Deedee, Since you love your dog, you should know that the age for breeding (any breed) of dog is at least 2 years in order to make sure that your dog is not a puppy itself. You should never breed before the 2nd heat cycle and do not wait past 4 years...

Dogs: Hernia, strenous activity, bathrom
strenous activity, bathrom, special diet: Hi May, With hernias you don t want them to do any strenous activity, like jumping over jumps etc, and you always want to make sure they are going to the bathrom with out any problem. You don t want anything getting pinched off inside. There really is no...

Dogs: Hernia, rectus abdominus muscle, connective tissue structure
rectus abdominus muscle, connective tissue structure, greater omentum: A hernia, around the navel area (belly button), is common in dogs, especially puppies and younger dogs. What happens is that the layers of skin can become seperated and part of the intestions can be pushed into this opening between the skin layers. Also several...

Dogs: Hey Shelly, My 3 year..., shelley davis, treatment of cancer
shelley davis, treatment of cancer, old dog: Dear Candy, My heart goes out to you. I have been in your shoes and I know the fear and frustration that a diagnosis like this can bring. There is so much that I must find out from you in order to help your dog. I have a lot of information for you...

Dogs: Hey there, guinea pigs, stupid excuse
guinea pigs, stupid excuse, vet bills: Hello Rosy Convice the parents that the responsibility is totally yours, you will fix the gate, make sure the dog is exercised daily, fed by your and all care is your job. Go to my site on litters, scroll down and read and click on www.springtimeinc.com...

Dogs: Hi,I have a 3 year old..., kind of dogs, protein diet
kind of dogs, protein diet, english pointer: Hi Beth, Yes they are a lean breed, but to play it safe, you can have a blood test run on him and rule out a thyroid or diabetes problem. Some of your sporting breeds do tend to get diabetes especially. If he runs a lot, he is probably burning it off. ...

Dogs: Hi Becky,I have a 5 month..., energetic puppy, seizer
energetic puppy, seizer, 3am: HI Roberta! It sounds like some kind of seizer to me. I don t really know that for sure, but what you are describing sounds like it. I would ask my vet if there is anything they can give him to keep him from having them. So far, no problems, but what...

Dogs: Hi my dogs duclaws dug into his foot and now it's infected, triple antibiotic ointment, benadryl
triple antibiotic ointment, benadryl, better solution: Hi, you can put triple antibiotic ointment on it after soaking the foot, but you have to make sure and give the dog something to keep him busy like a rawhide so he doesn t lick it off. Otherwise, unless it is a really big gash, I would see no reason to get...

Dogs: Hi Emily, I am interested..., purebred puppy, adult adult
purebred puppy, adult adult, lap dog: Beth Please don t think Im being rude but if you are going to be gone longer than five hours a day, don t get a small dog(they need ALOT of attention) OR get a small enough dog you can take it everywhere with you. And on regards to a Cavalier costing too...

Dogs: Hi Kristen, I have a problem..., irresponsible pet owners, unwanted critters
irresponsible pet owners, unwanted critters, rubbermaid container: Doug, nothing is worse than living near irresponsible pet owners who let their dogs use the bathroom on other peoples property and do not have the decency to pick it up. If it were ME, here are some things *I* would contemplate doing: 1. Put one of these...

Dogs: Hi my name is Trica I am 13..., dogshows, ear cleaner
dogshows, ear cleaner, cockapoo: Hi, trica... i don t reall know, how much will cost everything for a dog of cockapoo breed. it depends, what are you going to feed it with; also, you don t need to buy toys, bed and everything else immeadiately when you buy a dog, because it s a money dropping....

Dogs: Hi I need need help in choosing the breed, american pitbull terrier, red nose pitbulls
american pitbull terrier, red nose pitbulls, staffordshire bull terrier: Srijan, I do not know what breeds are available in India, but there are many breeds that make excellent guard dogs. They may not be what you have in mind, but flock guardian dogs are probably the best choice for a home/property guard dog. These dogs are bred...

Dogs: Hi , Puppy eating carpet!!!!, raising puppies, ali ali
raising puppies, ali ali, furniture upholstery: Ali, Ahh, the joys of raising puppies! This is a pretty common problem. When my dog Laney was a puppy she would even eat the wall : ) There are a few things you can do. The first thing you can do is go to Wal-Mart or Petsmart/Petco and pick up spray...

Dogs: HiI have a schitzu. He often..., schitzu, cindy lou
schitzu, cindy lou, crusties: Hello Steph, I understand your problem. They have many eye wash products on the market, but honestly what I will tell you works best. First Trim the hair just under the eye near the inside corner. (where the crusties collect) With the hair gone, the crusties...

Dogs: Hi and thank you in advance..., janet training, obedience class
janet training, obedience class, english springer spaniel: Training a dog takes discipline and consistency on the part of the trainer, more so with some dogs than others. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: Hi trisha i wnt to ask you a question please asnwer back., canine distemper virus, central nervous systems
canine distemper virus, central nervous systems, routine vaccines: Hi Rosa :-) Of course I will answer you back hun. :-) I know a bit about distemper but not very much unfortunately. In the UK we have routine vaccines which eliminate Canine distemper and I think these are also provided in USA while the Dog is still...

Dogs: Hiccups & activity limit, stomach muscles, hiccups
stomach muscles, hiccups, future thanks: s for exercise. If he has Dysplasia, limiting his jumping from extreme heights is a precaution, but then that is not good for any dogs. at 13 weeks, there is a lot of energy to dispel. Exercise is in fact good for him. Building strength in the muscles...

Dogs: Hicups, boxer puppy, long periods of time
boxer puppy, long periods of time, hiccups: Debbie, I apologize for the delay, my ISP went down for a few days. It is not unusual for puppies that young to get hiccups. If he were to keep them for long periods of time, you might want to ask the vet about them. Puppies tend to eat very fast and...

Dogs: Hicups, stomach bloat, large breed dogs
stomach bloat, large breed dogs, boxer puppy: Hi, yes if he is getting hiccups at least once a day, I would have a vet check him out. Yes, this could also predispose him to getting bloat fairly easy. One way to help prevent that is to soak his food so that it is not going down in big clumps. I hope...

Dogs: High Enzyme levels in my chihuahua, liver biopsy, bile acid
liver biopsy, bile acid, little dog: Hi Leslie! Please keep in mind that this is my personal opinion, but there is NO WAY I would put my little chi through that! For one thing, he may live a normal life with no problems at all. The thing is, even if he they found something.... which I think...

Dogs: High Liver count on my Weimerana, high liver count, high bilirubin count
high liver count, high bilirubin count, sago palm: Hi Todd, I m assuming you are referring to the Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta). Your vet is correct that this and other cycad palms can be hazardous to pets and cause vomiting and diarrhea, depression, seizures and even liver failure. All parts of the plant...

Dogs: High Liver Enzymes, high liver enzymes, high liver enzyme
high liver enzymes, high liver enzyme, high liver enzyme count: Hi Heather. Many vets will disagree with me, but I firmly believe that we vaccinate our dogs too young and too much. My Brittany had such severe vaccinosis (vaccination-related illness) that he almost died. Every time I had him vaccinated it got worse until...

Dogs: High liver enzyme levels, high liver enzyme, liver enzyme levels
high liver enzyme, liver enzyme levels, high liver enzyme levels: Hi Laurie, Please forgive the delay in getting back to you. I have been focused on helping the animals effected by Hurricane Katrina. Thank you for writing to me. You mentioned Rimadyl as a medication your dog has been taking. Rimadyl is a very...

Dogs: Hind leg, emergency vet, vet visit
emergency vet, vet visit, hind leg: I don t want to say don t go to the vet and then have it be something serious...but I would give it another day...make an appt. for Friday and then if she still is not using it , go in. If she seems much better, cancel the appt and give her the weekend....

Dogs: Hip dysplasia, canine hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia in dogs
canine hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia in dogs, theory hypothesis: Hi Adam :-) I am very sorry about your Dog, Layla. I think a hip replacement procedure is definitely the best course of action you can take for Layla, especially since she is a young Dog. I would also recommend that you don t let Layla jump up and down...

Dogs: Hip Problem in American Bulldog pup - 6 wks, canine hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia in dogs
canine hip dysplasia, hip dysplasia in dogs, hip dysplasia dogs: Hi Chris :-) The mother sitting on the puppy wouldn t cause Hip Dysplasia. Dogs with hip Dysplasia are usually born with this. Well done for making a buyers consult at your Vet. It s a very good thing to do, especially in the above situation. Unfortunately...

Dogs: Hip problem, german shepherd puppy, mysterious illness
german shepherd puppy, mysterious illness, trip and fall: Wow. I am SO terribly sorry to hear this news. I m sure this is a rough time. I m not very comfortable hearing that 2 different vets recommended 2 very different surgical procedures. A total hip is a VERY extreme surgery. Is either vet an orthopedic specialist?...

Dogs: Hips, canine hip dysplasia, dysplastic dogs
canine hip dysplasia, dysplastic dogs, puppy hood: Hi Toni, While poor breeding does not always mean the animal will surely be afflicted with hip dysplasia, there is a genetic predisposition for hip dysplasia, especially in larger breeds. If during puppy-hood, the animal is malnourished, excessively exercised...

Dogs: HOUSE BREAKING, shih tzu rescue, shih tzu
shih tzu rescue, shih tzu, seven weeks: Collect his stools from the street (sounds like a former big city dog G ) and put them in your yard where you would like him to go. Don t let him play out in the yard, and keep him confined in the house in a crate or something so he won t potty inside, and...

Dogs: HOUSE TRAINING, spaniel mix, little butt
spaniel mix, little butt, shock collar: Hi Vonda; I have had alpha males and alpha females. That is fine, as long as they understand that they are alpha AFTER ME! You say she pees in the house when you leave her alone for awhile, even after she had been potty. Well,,,, sounds like a little spite...

Dogs: Hoarding???, hi matthew, hoards
hi matthew, hoards, funny thing: Hi Matthew, I agree this can be a funny thing to watch. There is usually two explanations for this behavior. One is that he is claiming these items to be his own whether you really own them or not. This is why he takes them into his crate with all his...

Dogs: Hoarse dog, little honey, herbal tea
little honey, herbal tea, moist air: Hi Jennifer, Dogs can get sore throats, pharyngitis, laryngitis and all of the other things that people get. These problems usually clear up within a few days to a few weeks. You can try placing a humidifier or vaporizer near where your spends a lot...

Dogs: Holistic Health, dr martin goldstein, flax seed oil
dr martin goldstein, flax seed oil, whole food diet: Hi Leon, I am sorry to hear about your plight with canine cancer of the bladder. Many of us have gone through similiar situations and it is always difficult. There are many things that you can try for your dog. The first would be a drastic change in...

Dogs: Home Alone Dog, chewing behavior, bitter apple
chewing behavior, bitter apple, separation anxiety: Hi Brian, I think this could be a lot worse! Some dogs yowl, bark or cry, or defecate and urinate in inappropriate locations when they re left alone! You didn t mention any separation anxiety issues, so I won t go into that. A couple of solutions come...

Dogs: Home Alone, old dog, physical health
old dog, physical health, lungs: Hi Matt, 8 hours is not too long, a lot of dogs come from working homes and stay that long alone without any problem. 2 miles a day is a lot for a 10 year old dog, no matter what the breed. That is a senior dog, so compare him to a 70 year old man as far...

Dogs: Home Grooming OLD male cocker spanial.., vet bill, cocker spanial
vet bill, cocker spanial, pair of scissors: If by attachments you are talking a plastic snap on comb, you will never be able to groom him with that. You will need to use a metal blade. If you can change blades on the clipper, I suggest trying to get through it with a #7F blade. If the dog is really...

Dogs: Home grooming, grooming table, cannie
grooming table, cannie, groomer: Frankly, none of it is easy to do if one has never used clippers before or if the dog is afraid of grooming or badly-trained (on the grooming table). I would suggest that you ask the groomer if you can watch a few times to see exactly what is involved and...

Dogs: Home grooming, anal glands, 120 bucks
anal glands, 120 bucks, groomer: You don t say what kind of dog Spanky is..some are easy to home groom and others not so easy. There are pet grooming clipper packages that you can buy for around 30 bucks..but I will be honest with you. They don t work all that great. Depending on the type...

Dogs: Home made dog food, commercial dog food, chicken giblets
commercial dog food, chicken giblets, kidney failure: Hi Carolyn ; I had a sort of nasty reply to that answer on my feedback page. She said flatly, That is not true, I feed my German shepherd human food and she is doing fine . Well, she doesn t say how old her dog is, and what her health condition is, but...

Dogs: Home Rehabilitation Advice Please, best exercise, apparent damage
best exercise, apparent damage, home rehabilitation: If its possible swimming would definitely help - I can t imagine he is going to be able to swim with three legs. As odd as it may sound he may have gotten into the habit of not using the leg and so now is reluctant to put weight on it. Taking a soft bandage...

Dogs: Hookworms, cause anemia, vitamin injections
cause anemia, vitamin injections, strongid: Monica, Strongid is the right medication for Hookworms, but the worms literally hook onto the intestines so the pet has some inflamed bowels. Give her a day, if she still doesn t perk up you may want to take her back in and see about some vitamin injections...

Dogs: Howto pick a good dog from a litter of pups, test method, test methods
test method, test methods, chases: Yes Vic..there are three tests...the first is to hold the pup under the chin and look into its eyes..you do not want a dog that stares directly back at you for more then 5-6 seconds..the next is to rub its belly while it is on its back...if it tries to bite...

Dogs: Hot Spot, hair follicles, ring worm
hair follicles, ring worm, scar tissue: If the skin appears healthy then most likely you have nothing to worry about and the hair will slowly grow back. If it appears red and irritated then I would suggest using any topical treatments that your vet may have given you and taking him back for a recheck....

Dogs: Hot Spots, flea allergies, food allergies
flea allergies, food allergies, flea treatment: Hi Gloria, You are doing the right thing as far as treating them. there are a lot of hot spot remedies over the counter too that you can put on them (after you clean the spot). You can also get steroids from the vet to help alleviate the itch. Hot spots...

Dogs: Hot Spots?, cold lake alberta, antibiotic ointment
cold lake alberta, antibiotic ointment, outer edges: They are Hot Spots. Some dogs get them consistantly and other never get one. My female used to get one every time she came into heat. They get out of control very easily. If you catch them very early, you can treat with a antibiotic ointment. But if they...

Dogs: Hot Spots, warm humid climates, flea infestations
warm humid climates, flea infestations, circular patches: Hi Gloria, Thanks you for writing to me regarding hot spots and your Rottie. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I have been experiencing computer problems. There are many things that can cause hot spots but having them reoccur is something...

Dogs: House Breaking, tone of your voice, good boy
tone of your voice, good boy, bowels: Hi Daniel; First, twice a day is not often enough to feed a 4 month old puppy. He should be being fed a minimum of 3 times a day, or even 4 times still. I feed 4 times a day until they are 6 months old, then 3 times till they are a year old. Then twice a...

Dogs: House Breaking, dr jekyll mr hyde, lhasa opsa
dr jekyll mr hyde, lhasa opsa, dog behavior problems: Dear Sharon Ok now for training. It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Your puppy is young and like humans they need an education. A human child is required to stay in school until age 16 in most states....

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

Dogs: House Breaking, major ingredients, crate training
major ingredients, crate training, housebreaking: Hi Beth, Sorry it took so long for an answer. I really don t have much info, but it seems like there should be a simple answer. For me anyhow, and a little work for you. Simply, put him on a schedule and start crate training. The best book to read on housebreaking...

Dogs: House Breaking, crate train, long walks
crate train, long walks, hi mary: Hi Mary, First you need to crate train him so that he learns to control himself. Everytime you have to leave, or can not keep an eye on him, you need to put him in his crate. Also, you need to start off by putting him on a schedule for everything. You...

Dogs: House Breaking Older Dog, puppy mill dogs, pound puppy
puppy mill dogs, pound puppy, crate train: Hi Karen, I normally advise people to crate train for housebreaking but I can see in this case it may not be a good idea. Those puppy mill dogs are so pititful, and being in a crate for three years is so sad. Be sure to let her out first thing in the...

Dogs: House Breaking Gone Wrong?, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I am sure this relates to his maturing and a challenge to your leadership. Neutering greatly reduces such, but it is no cure all. You need to give him stronger leadership and watch him more carefully. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things...

Dogs: House Breaking, little puppy, bichon frise
little puppy, bichon frise, 5 mins: Hi Nancy Make sure you exit the same door, go to a same spot with her and wait. Take her out every hour until she gets the hang of it. Yes, she should of be broken to go out first of all. Now she is confused and waits to go inside, this will take some...

Dogs: House breaking a 3 year old dog., barking dogs, laundry room
barking dogs, laundry room, extra room: Hi Janice, thanks for your question. Congrats on your new dog. You took in a dog who probably has alot of baggage. But this is okay. It means you just need a little patience. First off pretend shes a puppy. And decide if you want her to go inside on...

Dogs: House breaking a beagle?, housebreaking a dog, closet shelving
housebreaking a dog, closet shelving, vet visit: The vet visit is a wise move. You can t train a physical problem away. Beagles have a reputation for being difficult. The older the dog, and more ingrained bad habits, the harder. I hope this will help you. Housebreaking starts before you get home...

Dogs: House breaking after neutering, fox terrier, urinary infection
fox terrier, urinary infection, housebreaking: Walter, I have never heard of a male dog having incontinency issues after neutering and if your vet has ruled out anything medical I would have to believe his situation is behavioral. I think going back to housebreaking basics with him is the right thing...

Dogs: House breaking an older adopted dog, american stafford terrier, evry ten minutes
american stafford terrier, evry ten minutes, boston terrier: Kelly..you may need to hire a professional, but i will tell you what i can here. NEVER EVER punish the dog unless you see her make the mess. Then tell her NO very sternly and place her outside and say potty where she is supposed to go. Also, she may have...

Dogs: House breaking an older adopted dog, american stafford terrier, boston terrier
american stafford terrier, boston terrier, terrier mix: I would recomend using a crate-take her outside just after she eats and keep her out there until she goes,and then close her in her crate,and take her out every couple of hours,this works pretty well because dogs do not want to mess up there sleep area ...

Dogs: House breaking an older dog, feaces, consistent schedule
feaces, consistent schedule, boston terrier: Hey. There might be 2 reaosns your dog is doing this. If your dog does this to make you mad (whenever you leave him alone, make him mad...) there is nothing you can do. This usually doesnt happen everyday. If your dog is not house broken all you have to...

Dogs: House breaking an older dog, consistent schedule, boston terrier
consistent schedule, boston terrier, new apartment: Hi, she might be getting too excited. I normally recommend to my clients to take the dogs out and actually throw a ball and make them run back and forth to get nature working. What happens with the walking is that you have slowly stimulated things, and when...

Dogs: House breaking older dog, putty knives, steam cleaning
putty knives, steam cleaning, house plants: I am sure she is careful not to foul the area she spends most of her time outside. She may not realize that if she went to the door, you would let her out. Some people hang a bell there for the dog to paw. If your dog doesn t figure this out, try praising...

Dogs: House breaking an older dog, consistent schedule, small dogs
consistent schedule, small dogs, boston terrier: I know exactly how you feel. My sister has a boston and a pug with the exact same problems. Small dogs are hard to housebreak period! You didn t mention is she was being crated during the day when you are gone and at night. If not, you need to definitly...

Dogs: House breaking stubborn puppy, crate training, real solution
crate training, real solution, kitchen floor: I wouldn t know where to begin to housebreak a puppy without using a crate. Besides, they are essential to protect the puppy and everything in your house from his chewing. Part of you problems may be failing have him move around while you are outside and...

Dogs: House broken dog no more, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, leadership challenge: That sounds like a leadership challenge. Neuter him if not already. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in...

Dogs: House looks like a kennel, dinette area, tile floor
dinette area, tile floor, small dogs: Well sounds like you are doing all of the right things,one more thing you can try is dog perfume,which is safe to spray on the dog,as well as throughout your house,wherever it smells You can get it at most petstores-or if you can t,you can even call up...

Dogs: House soiling, crate training, dof
crate training, dof, many thanks: Hello..unfortunately, your dog may NEVER stop doing this because you are not teaching her what is wrong. If she is left outside all day, she thinks it is ok to just go wherever and whenever she wants. You need to get a trainer or information on crate training...

Dogs: House soiling, male stud, time kind
male stud, time kind, long long time: HELLO NOEMI U MEAN SHE DOES NOT GO AT NIGHT ALL NIGHT.? NOT SURE OF WHAT YOUR ASKING ME.? SHE IS YOUNG AND DOGS HAVE ACCIDENTS, GET A CRATE AND CRATE HER AT NIGHT FOR SAFETY ALSO AND THIS TEACHES HER TO HOLD IT, LIFT THE WATER BOWEL AT SIX P.M. SHE DOES...

Dogs: House soiling, defeating the purpose, peeing
defeating the purpose, peeing, pup: Hi Noemi, Part of this is Misty being a pup. The peeing while excited thing will eventually go away with age. A puppy this young will usually have to urinate every three hours. You should start housetraining her. I will be honest an indoor/outdoor dog...

Dogs: House Training, rhodesian ridgeback puppy, toy poodle
rhodesian ridgeback puppy, toy poodle, occasional accident: Hi stacey; He is equating being put in the crate with punishment for pooping in the house. I just don t believe in crate training. I only use a crate when I have them in the car, because if someone hits me, the dog is safer in a crate. They have come out...

Dogs: House Training a 13 mth Dobe, spca, doberman
spca, doberman, mth: Use a crate and keep him in there all the time except to take him out and for feeding-and do this for about three weeks,then slowly let him out a little bit more Crates are the best way of house training and that is what the SPCA I volunteer at recommends...

Dogs: House Training, puppy housebreaking, crate train
puppy housebreaking, crate train, husky mix: Jaclyn. Our puppy housebreaking lessons are usually an hour long, so there is too much to say here. What i can do is give you a few pointers though. First off...get rid of anything that is indoor for potty training ie. potty pads. Dogs do not understand if...

Dogs: House Training, miniature dachshund, obedience classes
miniature dachshund, obedience classes, play pen: Hi Dan; You d be surprised how many time I get this question. I don t have any idea how they tell you to housebreak a dog hen you use a crate, because I just don t believe in them. I never use a crate. Apparently, from the typ of questions I get, crates...

Dogs: House Training, miniature dachshund, baby gates
miniature dachshund, baby gates, food container: Dachshunds are notorious for being difficult to housebreak, dkraft. I would recommend putting her on a food/water schedule if you don t have her on one already. What I mean is don t leave food and water down for her all day if you do. Instead, feed her once...

Dogs: House Training, wal mart stores, nice walk
wal mart stores, nice walk, titbits: Hello, Diane. I have a few suggestions for you and Shiloh. The first suggestion would be to buy her a crate, that is just big enough to allow her to lay down comfortably in. One this size is perfect for a beagle: http://www.petmate.com/Catalog.plx?ID=1499&SizeID=5...

Dogs: House Training, obedience class, spay neuter
obedience class, spay neuter, natural instincts: I suspect there is a physical change behind it. The solution to such problems should always start with a vet check. While you are there, discuss when to spay her. If you are thinking of breeding her, Please look into it very carefully. A good place to...

Dogs: House Training 7 Month Old Puppy, urine sample, pomeranian
urine sample, pomeranian, mother in law: Hi Lynn, you do need to take him back to the vet. He could have a sphincter problem, or the infection could still be there. It could be a yeast type infection, very common in males because the penis stays in a sheath and the yeast can thrive in there. Hope...

Dogs: House Training, computer desk, ring the bell
computer desk, ring the bell, attatched: I am afraid you must go back to crating her when you can t watch her. She won t be able to go as long uncrated because moving around stimulates the body accelerating the need to relieve her self. Close door or use gates to keep her in the same room as...

Dogs: House Training, housetraining, cancers
housetraining, cancers, good luck: Sharon, as I mentioned on my profile page, I m no longer answering general house training questions because I feel as though I m repeating myself over and over again. As a result, I ve put my suggestions on a web page, which is located at http://housetraining.angelfire.com....

Dogs: House Training a Miniature Daschund, miniature daschunds, miniature daschund
miniature daschunds, miniature daschund, potty training puppies: Dachshunds do have a reputation of being hard to train. It may be less important to use special methods than to use the right general methods. I have looked around on line and read many books. Much of what I see leaves out parts of what works well for me....

Dogs: House Training for the Second Time, shitzu, best solution
shitzu, best solution, second time: I would watch carefully to see exactly what is going on outside (you might have to hide a bit so as not to be distracting). I suspect the male is bothering the girl so that she is not getting a chance to go. The best solution would be to just let them out...

Dogs: House Training While at Work, crate training, day break
crate training, day break, bringing home: If you can t figure out a way of giving it a mid day break, perhaps you should rethink starting with a puppy. Have you looked at having neighbors or a professional dog walker? Many dogs manage being left all day, but I see many problems here and on other...

Dogs: House Training, small bladder, toy poodle
small bladder, toy poodle, cindy lou: Hello Linda, You are actually off to a good start. At his age and being that he is a small dog, he has a small bladder and actually will need to go out evey 2 hours give or take a few min. Baiscly you have to be a mind reader and just take him out often...

Dogs: House training, italian greyhound, taking a nap
italian greyhound, taking a nap, cubical: Hi Pamela, Usually, a dog will not soil where it sleeps. The big exception to this rule of nature are dogs that came from pet stores, where it had no choice to soil and sleep in the same cubical. It is also possible that the dog has medical problem which...

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

Dogs: House training, bad habit, pomeranian
bad habit, pomeranian, accidents: Debbie, when a dog is in a crate they are holding it in. When you take him out of the crate, you are signaling the body that it is ok to go to the bathroom now. Just take him out RIGHT AWAY when he gets out of the crate before you put him on the couch...

Dogs: House training, cat litter box, lhasa apso
cat litter box, lhasa apso, exercise pen: Put the pad in a shallow cat litter box, Cindy. When you cannot watch her, put her in a crate or small exercise pen, and when she is loose keep her confined to the room you are in so you can keep an eye on her. Leashing her to you is another solution...

Dogs: House training, dashund, every ten minutes
dashund, every ten minutes, good luck: Are you free feeding the dog? It sounds like he gets to eat whenever he wants. the only way for him to learn is for you NOT to let him have an accident. That means letting him eat only for 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon and then taking him out about...

Dogs: House training AGAIN?, bladder infection, exercise pen
bladder infection, exercise pen, health issue: First, make sure that this isn t a health issue, such as a bladder infection or parasites. If the dog is apparently healthy, then she needs to be confined in a crate, exercise pen, or other enclosed area while you are gone. Make sure that it is someplace that...

Dogs: House training, small bladder, american eskimo
small bladder, american eskimo, crate training: Have you tried crate training? It is the best way to train your pup. Feed him on a schedule as well. Three times per day. NONE in between. No food after five PM and no water after nine PM. Make sure you re feeding a good quality food to cut down on poop (waste)...

Dogs: House training with a bell..., obedience training, private trainer
obedience training, private trainer, ring the bell: Don t ring the bell every time you take her outside. Ring it ONLY when you take her out to potty, and put a command with it to begin with. Ask her, Do you need to go potty? right when you get her to the door, and have her ring the bell. Take her out (on...

Dogs: House training/homecoming, pet carrier, housebreaking
pet carrier, housebreaking, homecoming: you certainly can, but he will probably be nervous and may pee on you or go crazy. you will need a pet carrier for housebreaking to keep from accidents anyway, so i would suggest one for the ride home. the kind that is plastic with wire windows..not just the...

Dogs: House training an older minature schnauzer, obedience classes, bladder infections
obedience classes, bladder infections, minature schnauzer: Unfortunately, since your guy has been allowed to pretty much do as he pleased for five years, I don t know that you will be able to be much more successful than you already have been.... and it sounds like you have done a terrific job with this dog in only...

Dogs: House training / poop eating, female whippet, canned pumpkin
female whippet, canned pumpkin, pineapple juice: Likely as good as any solution for the cat box. When you take her out, keep her moving unless she starts sniffing the ground. Movement stimulates the body bringing on the bowel movement. Then praise her like crazy. Also, use gates or closed doors to...

Dogs: House training a Rat Terrier Puppy, puppy stage, cute puppy
puppy stage, cute puppy, terrier puppy: Hi Ashley; No problem, you are just not staying outside with him long enough. Playing is stimulating his bowels, and he is coming inside before they act. Stay out and play until he sqwats and deficates. He will not be able to hold it long, and the more...

Dogs: House training a Westie, puppy food, chicken liver
puppy food, chicken liver, belly band: Ken, you say you re retired - does that mean you re at home all day? Have you tried keeping him leashed to you, rather than in the crate? That way, you could learn the signs that he needs to go potty, and get him straight outside before he has a chance to...

Dogs: House training a Yorkie, baby play pen, little critters
baby play pen, little critters, yorkie: Hi Carla; Yep, being used to potty pads may be why he is not going opurside. Maybe putting down a potty pad outside will get him to do his business outside on the potty pad. If he does, praise him like he did the smartest thing in the world. Yorkies really...

Dogs: House training a Yorkie, time nancy, laundry room
time nancy, laundry room, yorkie: Yes, Give as much training as possible during the 8 weeks, when you have to leave her for eight hours, put her in a laundry room/bathroom. Put her bed on one side and her food and water next to the bed. Then put the pads or newspaper down about a foot from...

Dogs: House training--Yorkie, james webster, american eskimo
james webster, american eskimo, female yorkie: Dear Pam I can suggest stop using pee pads. They, as you are finding, are actually causing a problem. start using a crate one small enough for the dog to stand up and turn around. The reason dog do not like to mess the area they lay in. Your Yorkie will...

Dogs: House training, food stains, petsmart
food stains, petsmart, petco: Sorry Michelle; I answered this, but apparently my answer didn t post. When you scrub up after an indoor accident, you can t smell anything, but the dog still can, and they will continue to go there. You have to remove the odor so the dog can t smell...

Dogs: House vs Training Pads vs Outside, cage floor, housebreaking
cage floor, housebreaking, instincts: I think you need to start over again. It will work better if you don t leave them more than 4-5 hours at a time. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet while its body to catches up...

Dogs: Housebreaking, toy poodles, natural instinct
toy poodles, natural instinct, housebreaking: Hi again Ginger, Sure you can crate the one dog even though the other two are housetrained. I would set the crate up in the same room where the other two dogs are. If the dogs have the run of the house, then maybe place the crate near the other dog s beds,...

Dogs: Housebreaking a 10-month old puppy, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, closed doors: Either one is going to be difficult after giving her 8 months to form bad habits. Start by deciding which you want to be her permanent place to relieve herself. The next step is to keep her where you can constantly watch her, using closed doors, gates, tiedowns,...

Dogs: Housebreaking a 10 week old puppy, pedigree puppy, doggie daycare
pedigree puppy, doggie daycare, puppy food: Hi, Christy. At 10 weeks of age, you are right when you say that 8 hours is too long to expect him to be able to hold it. The rule with puppies is that during the day they should be taken outside to potty at LEAST however many hours they are old in months....

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking, crate training
housebreaking, crate training, january 2nd: By the time most dogs are about 3 months old, they have figured out that if they go to the door and stand, you will let them out. The praise slowly shifts to going to the door. Some people hang a bell there for the dog to paw. If your dog doesn t figure...

Dogs: Housebreaking, pet stains, american bulldog
pet stains, american bulldog, housebreaking: Hi Jeremy; At 5 months old, she is still a baby, so accidents can be expected from time to time. One thing, even if you scrub her crate, she can still smell the urine, even though you can t. If she can still smell it, it says potty place to her, so she would...

Dogs: Housebreaking, bladder capacity, wheaten terrier
bladder capacity, wheaten terrier, housebreaking: A normal healthy dog should be able to go over 3 hours without urinating. If you haven t talked to the vet about this in past visits, maybe you should. You can t train physical problems away. I am going to take a short cut by pasting in parts of what...

Dogs: Housebreaking, petco stores, obedience training
petco stores, obedience training, petsmart: Well, yes, there was a lot you could have done. I would NEVER tie a dog up. That is cruelty, not training. It would be far too much to write in a letter here, to write a step by step training manual. Before you get another dog, go to Petsmart or Petco stores,...

Dogs: Housebreaking, puppy housebreaking tips, food additives
puppy housebreaking tips, food additives, google: Hi Emily! Yes, you certainly had two major problems! The best thing I have found for dogs that eat their feces, are two products, each one does the same thing called Forbid and Deter . You can get these anywhere that sells pet products, or you can...

Dogs: Housebreaking, eating habit, puppy dog
eating habit, puppy dog, housebreaking: Hi Emily, I can understand you wanting to know how to deal with the problem, should you ever again own another dog that has this behavior. You didn t say how old your puppy was when he had the poop eating habit, only that you got him at 8 weeks. You...

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking, negative experience
housebreaking, negative experience, inattention: I have been given instructions by people that should know what they are doing. I have applied them to 14 young puppies with good results, having none of the problems you list. I have added a few of my own details. My instructions are more extensive than...

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking, akita
housebreaking, akita, feces: Well it sounds like everything that would work,didn t-one of my dogs used to eat her own feces as well,but the pills worked for her The best thing i can say is to pick it up as soon as you can,thankfully though,this is not very common and usualy pills do...

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking, feces
housebreaking, feces, akita: Well, first, I would say do not get your next puppy from a pet store. Both of those problems are common with pet store puppies because they are used to living in and around their own waste. They are hard to crate train and housebreak as a result. Not to mention...

Dogs: Housebreaking, litle puppy, fenced back yard
litle puppy, fenced back yard, little bell: Hi Rachel; Dogs can be taught to adjust to new situations at any age, just like humans can/ If you have a fenced back yard, or outside area that is would be safe for your dog to go alone, put in a doggy door, go through the normal housebreaking routine as...

Dogs: Housebreaking(?), nuetered, housebreaking
nuetered, housebreaking, eating habits: Hi Kim, Has anything changed at the property? Has anyone moved in or out? Normally when a dog changes their pottying habits it is because something has stressed them. It may be something really minor to you, but is actually really major to them. You need...

Dogs: Housebreaking, collie mix, walled area
collie mix, walled area, dry towel: It is very important to take a young puppy out right after it eats, but by 6 months they can go an hour of more. Start with when you get up in the morning if she is clean over night. Take her out on leash. Walk, walk, walk, occasionally allowing her to...

Dogs: Housebreaking, devil dog, female mutt
devil dog, female mutt, red heeler: I have been around the net a long time, and nobody seems to have a good solution to digging. Leave some dogs in the yard, and you will have holes. I have an 11 WEEK old Lab doing excavations and we are still hardly leaving her out by her self. Consistently...

Dogs: Housebreaking, housebreaking, pekingese
housebreaking, pekingese, first thing in the morning: Well,you can start taking him outside now,take him out first thing in the morning,after he eats and before you go out You can usually tell when they have to go out-they start sniffing around ALLOT esp in a circle,when he starts to sniff the ground more...

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

Dogs: Housebreaking, obedience class, leadership issue
obedience class, leadership issue, natural instincts: This could be more of a leadership issue that anything else. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack...

Dogs: Housebreaking, closet shelving, grassy spot
closet shelving, grassy spot, housebreaking: Yes there is a trick, going out with him, giving a command, and then praising him. The little puppies are so proud of themselves when they get it right. I can paste in all the details although my material is meant for younger dogs. Housebreaking starts...

Dogs: Housebreaking 3yr old Shih Tzu, big dogs, hosue
big dogs, hosue, habbit: Castrating helps because it prevents him marking his territory and can also help in cases of other inappropriate urination by decreasing stress levels. Castration generally makes for a more well-balanced dog, and of course prevents many serious health problems...

Dogs: Housebreaking, golden retriever puppy, cindy lou
golden retriever puppy, cindy lou, housebreaking: Hello Michael. The balcony is an alternative. I have myself used this option when living in an apartment. Only I had a small dog at the time. Most dogs, especially goldens are smart enough to know the difference from what is an exceptable potty place whether...

Dogs: Housebreaking a 5-month old puppy, wee wee pads, small dogs
wee wee pads, small dogs, minte: Get him out on leash after melas after drinking after playing for long period and after naps....keeping him on a short leash will make sure he smells around and goes within 5/10 minutes...leaving him roam teh ayrd for a half hour only gives him time to semll...

Dogs: Housebreaking, golden retriever puppy, housebreaking
golden retriever puppy, housebreaking, dog poops: It is ok to teach the dog to go potty on the balcony, but there is more to potty training then i can write here and then if you ever want him NOT to go there you have to retrain him. If you do the right things and feed him right, he should be able to learn...

Dogs: Housebreaking, puppy chow, purina one
puppy chow, purina one, puppy mill: I see. Here are some general rules for puppies that you may not have been aware of. 1. Puppies can hold their bladders for approximately as many hours as they are months old. Since you say your pup is 15 weeks old, then she should be able to hold it for...

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

Dogs: Housebreaking an 8-mth old pug, smart girl, housebreaking
smart girl, housebreaking, excercise: Hi susanne; She will always need to go wen she wakes, and after eating and drinking. They usually need to go immediately when they wake, but the time after they eat can vary. It is usually withing 5 to 30 minutes though. After she is out for awhile and...

Dogs: Housebreaking, enzymatic cleaner, litterbox
enzymatic cleaner, litterbox, health concern: Hmm, Sandy, that s very odd. My first recommendation would be to make sure she doesn t have a bladder or urinary tract infection, or some other health concern that would be causing her to do this. What have you used to clean the area with? If you haven...

Dogs: Housebreaking, baby animal, small baby
baby animal, small baby, housebreaking: Hi Dana He is a very small puppy, like a small baby, and his organs, and his control of them are still not developed. When you take him outside and he does his business, does he them run around a bit and play? Probably he is not empting himself complately,...

Dogs: Housebreaking an already paper trained dog, maltese poodle mix, tomorrow is sunday
maltese poodle mix, tomorrow is sunday, lavish praise: The older a puppy is when you get it, the harder it is undoing any poor training and care by the breeder. Perhaps you have seen where I have said They can only walk and hold it so long. Eventually he will have to go. Lavish praise on him. I have been...

Dogs: Housebreaking a Beagle, antecedent behavior consequence, obedience class
antecedent behavior consequence, obedience class, pack structure: May be more a physical thing. Take her outside at times before she has had a bowel moment in the house. Make sure when she is outside, she moves around enough to stimulate her body. If she doesn t do anything, put her back in the crate for a while and try...

Dogs: Housebreaking and biting, adult teeth, safe toys
adult teeth, safe toys, kongs: Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting another one or themselves. I am not even sure they realize that when they are alone, if they quit biting,...

Dogs: Housebreaking my Chorkie, closet shelving, chihuaua
closet shelving, chihuaua, obedience training: Look at the paragraph near the end of my answer that starts out By the time . Let him go past his scheduled time. If you don t see any of the signs he needs to go out, catch him walking by the door and take him out. I actually learned that from a video...

Dogs: Housebreaking Difficulty, rescue puppy, occasional accident
rescue puppy, occasional accident, dogs and cats: Hi Jan; Had the dog been fed before the car ride? It is a good idea no to feed before a car ride, because of their need to eliminate soon after they eat, and also because some dogs are susceptible to motion sickness. He obviously needed to go then, and...

Dogs: Housebreaking Dogs, after other dogs move in., housebreaking dogs, good dogs
housebreaking dogs, good dogs, miniature pinchers: SMO, your dog is exhibiting marking behavior due to the move. If I were you, I would go back to the basics and treat him as if he were not housebroken. How did you housebreak him when you first got him, or did you get him after he was older? If you did not...

Dogs: Housebreaking my one and a half old Peek A Poo, peek a poo, baby gate
peek a poo, baby gate, crate training: Devon, the first thing I would suggest is putting her on a strict feeding/watering schedule. Do not leave food and water down for her all the time. Feed her twice a day; half her daily amount in the morning, and half in the evening before 7:00. Take up her...

Dogs: Housebreaking and kennel, food bowl, four meals
food bowl, four meals, crate training: Dear isolda, Thanks for your questions. Sorry to hear of your troubles - I can help. There are two issues here, one is house training and the other is crate training. Crate training - I think you are on the right track by not forcing him and by staying...

Dogs: Housebreaking Miniature Schnauzer, doggy doors, bladder infection
doggy doors, bladder infection, wits end: The problem with doggy doors is that all they do is allow a dog to come and go at will; they do absolutely nothing to teach a dog to be housebroken! That is what YOU need to do. First, make sure that your dog does not have a bladder infection or stones....

Dogs: Housebreaking a New Puppy, housebreaking a new puppy, shiba inu
housebreaking a new puppy, shiba inu, food dish: Puppies do not read books, and often fail to do as the books say. An 11 week old can go far longer than a younger puppy. I am not familiar with the shiba inu, but perhaps they are very good. I am used to young Labs than may not make it 5 feet from the food...

Dogs: Housebreaking need help badly !, putty knives, dry towel
putty knives, dry towel, computer desk: Sometimes it is a little hard to understand why a dog is doing something. It could be she has not learned to let you know she needs out, or she may be deliberately showing you she is in charge be marking the house. What you need to do is to keep a close...

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, consistent schedule
housebreaking an older dog, consistent schedule, boston terrier: I don t like giving treats as a reward. It gets them in the habit of expecting a treat everytime they do something, and they will do it more often to get a treat. Then you have to train them out of that. I use psychology on animals just like on people. they...

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, dog behavior problems
housebreaking an older dog, dog behavior problems, improper relationship: Dear Kim It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your is not house trained. But lets not look at this one behavior that could have been inadvertently rewarded when she was younger....

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, consistent schedule
housebreaking an older dog, consistent schedule, boston terrier: Much of what you need to do is just what I am doing with my 2 month old Sheba. With a 1 year old the timing is a little different. Also make sure she exercises when she goes out. A little movement after a quiet period stimulates elimination. Housebreaking...

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, vinegar and water
housebreaking an older dog, vinegar and water, white vinegar: Kim..first of all, this is a very lengthy response that is necessary. Our housebreaking lessons usually take about an hour just by itself, but i will do my best. Let s see..first of all, a professional cleaner will not do. They always say they have products...

Dogs: Housebreaking an older dog, housebreaking an older dog, bladder problem
housebreaking an older dog, bladder problem, consistent schedule: HI KIM CRATE THIS DOG AT NIGHT, TAKE OUT AS LATE AS POSSIBLE, EXIT SAME DOOR TO SAME SPOT AND WAIT, THEN PET AND PRAISE WHEN IT GOES POTTY. DO THIS TEN MINUTES AFTER EATING ABOUT 4 P.M. LIFT WATER BOWEL AT SIX P.M. AND TAKE OUT SAME DOOR TO SAME SPOT OFTEN...

Dogs: Housebreaking older dog, housebreaking older dog, female yorkie
housebreaking older dog, female yorkie, cue words: First of all, the crate size shouldn t matter as long as its not like an apartment to her. And second I have that same problem with my 3 month old brit spaniel. It is very cold outside and finally getting warmer so now he can be outside longer. His problem...

Dogs: Housebreaking Problems, housebreaking problems, wits end
housebreaking problems, wits end, crate training: Hi Jennifer; When she starts to pace, get her outside right away. That is her signal that she has to go, I will bet on it. She needs to urinate as soon as she wakes from sleeping, even though she has only slept for a short while. She has to have a bowel...

Dogs: Housebreaking Problems, housebreaking problems, baby gates
housebreaking problems, baby gates, wits end: I would encourage you to try crating again. I think it will actually help you get her housebroken more quickly than without it. I think it s amazing that she has learned to scale baby gates! With the crate, do what you did before; put her in there at night,...

Dogs: Housebreaking Problems, housebreaking problems, puppy mill
housebreaking problems, puppy mill, crate training: Hello again..ok...wow.. Here we go.. first of all..take everything out of the crate..it is not needed. The crate should be a den to the dog. If you make too big a deal out of it, then the dog will have control. Try putting the dog in the crate in your room...

Dogs: Housebreaking Problems, housebreaking problems, fertile period
housebreaking problems, fertile period, heat cycle: You can hope her heat cycle is a big part of the problem. It is more difficult to spay a dog in heat, and many vets insist on waiting. Be very careful with her. As she reaches her most fertile period late in the second week, she may do almost anything to...

Dogs: Housebreaking Puppy/working all day, doggie daycare, housebreaking puppy
doggie daycare, housebreaking puppy, neighbor friend: Crate training is an excellent way to housebreak a puppy, as well as being useful during the teething/destructive phases. However, at just 10 weeks old, he cannot hold it for 10 hours while you are away. A general rule with puppies is that they can go for...

Dogs: Housebreaking question, occasional accidents, closet shelving
occasional accidents, closet shelving, grassy spot: At 3 months, housebreaking should be well established with only occasional accidents. It does help to withhold water an hour or 2 before bed time. Housebreaking starts before you get home with the new puppy. If you don t have a crate, buy one. I prefer...

Dogs: Housebreaking Relapse, soft coated wheaten terrier, bowel movement
soft coated wheaten terrier, bowel movement, housebreaking: Hi Lisa; Sometimes they do this for pure spite because they are mad because you leave them. when you give her the morning feeding, do you take her outside till she has a bowel movement? Maybe she need a little longer to go, so she is completely finished....

Dogs: Housebreaking a rescued chin, animal behaviorist, puppy mill
animal behaviorist, puppy mill, rescue dogs: the first problem you need to address is the fear of crates. by properly ajusting the dog to life with a crate. you will save alot of trouble. take your time and get it used to being quiet in the crate. try taking the door off the crate and placing it in a...

Dogs: Housebreaking and Socializing Rescued Beagle, blader infection, bladder infection
blader infection, bladder infection, housebreaking: Undoing problems from poor early socialization is tough, and the older the dog is, the harder. Although we let the clock run our lives, dogs don t, They go when they feel like they have to go. I can give you what I give people to learn when to take puppies...

Dogs: Housebreaking and Socializing, blader infection, bladder infection
blader infection, bladder infection, housebreaking: Well what you can do as far as the crate is concerned,is to keep her in there except to take her out or to feed her-it is good that you are using a crate,but just keep her in there more often,then after two or three weeks slowly let her out more often,and...

Dogs: Housebreaking woes, having a nightmare, unfortunate task
having a nightmare, unfortunate task, feasible method: Four months is still very young, I would not expect a puppy to be housebroken completely at this point. My advice would be to continue with the crate training and teaching her to poop outside. I always advise against paper training at all costs because it...

Dogs: Housebreaking while working?, cat crate, paper train
cat crate, paper train, cockapoo: Hi there...this is a very long answer, but i will do my best to answer it generally as every puppy is different. First do not get a puppy that was kept outside or in a crate. Crate training is best for the pup once you get it home. 4-5 hours is the tops for...

Dogs: Housebreaking while working, closet shelving, vegetable storage
closet shelving, vegetable storage, storage bin: If you have a dog walker giving the dog a mid day break, everything should be fine. I have never had any problems with even younger puppies going 4-5 hours. You can even add something to the crate floor to hold the puppy up out of accidents at first. The...

Dogs: Housebreaking., boxer puppy, sensitive stomach
boxer puppy, sensitive stomach, high pitch voice: You may want to let him run a bit more after he goes if he enjoys being outside. It only takes a few lessons to learn that as soon as he goes, you take him back in. It only takes a few more minutes before he has forgotten about it. The praise you have been...

Dogs: Housebroken Adopted Dog Indoor Peeing, puppy housebreaking, health food store
puppy housebreaking, health food store, dominance behavior: Hi Isaac, Thank you for writing to me. I am sorry about the delay. For some reason your email ended up in the AOL spam folder and I just retrieved it. The first thing I would suggest for your new family member is to have him checked for any kind of...

Dogs: Housebroken dog messing in house, poodle, surprises
poodle, surprises, dogs: What you can try is to use a crate-as dogs will not spoil areas in which they sleep What you do is put him in there at first and only let him out to get fed,to go outside and when you want to take him for a walk Then after a few weeks you can slowly...

Dogs: Housesbreaking Older Spoiled Dogs, time mommy, dry food
time mommy, dry food, housebreaking: Patti, I have answered probably a hundred or more questions on housebreaking, which is why I state on my profile page that I am no longer answering them. If you go back through my previous answers, you will find lots and lots of suggestions for your problem....

Dogs: Housetraining, english bulldog, bulldog
english bulldog, bulldog, pee: What you can do is to if you can,keep her out until she does everything(esp first thing and before you go to bed) What also works for allot of people is keeping them in a crate,as they usually don t soil sleeping grounds-and letting her out every couple...

Dogs: Housetraining 2 puppies, maltese shitzu, oppurtinity
maltese shitzu, oppurtinity, crate training: Dear Jeanny, Thanks for the question. When we punish pups for eliminating inside, most of them only get the part about being punished for eliminating, not the part about eliminating inside. Consider that they have eliminated inside (when we didn t catch...

Dogs: Housetraining 2 puppies, maltese shitzu, full time job
maltese shitzu, full time job, oppurtinity: Hello Jeanny, First and foremost you must confine your puppies and not give them run of the house. Preferably a laundry room with a baby gate up works well. Also put the wee wee pads in the room with them. You can crate train them and really it should...

Dogs: Housetraining 2 puppies, maltese shitzu, oppurtinity
maltese shitzu, oppurtinity, crate training: You should have started the 2 small crates right from the beginning. A dog that has not been crated since it was little, may take some work. Start out just putting its toys and treats in the crate. Praise it for going in. Feed it in the crate. This is...

Dogs: Housetraining, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, forn: Hi again; Yes, you could teach her to bark at that door, or you can get a little bell that mounts on the side of the door, on the wall, and you can teach them to ring the bell. Possibly, could you install a doggy door in the wall beside the door? My friend...

Dogs: Housetraining, bedtime story, cocker spaniel
bedtime story, cocker spaniel, livingroom: She may be doing this for attention,some dogs will do accidents to get the attention away from something else-so one thing that might help,for example when you read your son his bedtime story,have the dog by you feet,even if you have to hold a leash,that way...

Dogs: Housetraining dog, border collie, sarah cox
border collie, sarah cox, vet clinic: I may be completely wrong, but, she could just be trying your patience, or may think she is funny. If the area where she pees, is carpeted, maybe she can still smell the pee, and goes there. They can still smell it, when the human nose cannot detect a small...

Dogs: Housetraining male dog, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: The problem isn t housebreaking, but dominance. Neutering him is not already is your best chance. It is no cure all, but often makes a dramatic difference in cases like this. Otherwise, you will have to hope stronger leadership is enough. The key to most...

Dogs: Housetraining our new dog, love 4 canines, long periods of time
love 4 canines, long periods of time, anxiety problem: Hi, This sounds like more than a house breaking issue. It sounds like an anxiety problem as well. He needs a lot of work and if you are gone most of the day, this will be impossible for you. Is there a chance your mom can dog sit during the day and work...

Dogs: Housetraining older puppy, boxer puppy, closet shelving
boxer puppy, closet shelving, daycare: Housebreaking starts before you get home with the new puppy. If you don t have a crate, buy one. I prefer the more enclosed, den like plastic ones. Skip the bedding. At first it gets wet, and later it can be chewed into choking hazards. A wire rack in...

Dogs: Housetraining Problem, doggie doors, shih tzu
doggie doors, shih tzu, good luck: The method you are using will not work. doggie doors are for completely housebroken dogs which yours is not. Unfortunately, you need to retrain the dog using a crate and do NOT allow an accident, which means more supervision on your part. That is the only...

Dogs: Housetraining Puppy, closet shelving, walking to the point
closet shelving, walking to the point, fur ball: Usually a sure sign they are urinating is standing still. Otherwise if they are awake, they are moving. You may find some details here to help. Much of housebreaking is not training the puppy, but making it easier for your puppy, you, and your carpet...

Dogs: Housetraining two puppies at the same time, two puppies, bladder control
two puppies, bladder control, adult cats: Hi DeAnna, You didn t say how old the puppies are now, only that you found them a couple of months ago. Puppies younger than 3 months are not physically able to hold their urine or bowels for more than a few seconds when they are ready to go. After 3 months...

Dogs: Housetraining puppies, greyhound puppies, housetraining puppies
greyhound puppies, housetraining puppies, penny penny: Penny, How are they in a crate. I think you should bring them out, if they don t poop, then bring them in and crate them for about an hour. Then repeat the same procedure. Also, put a sheet of the wet paper outside so they know it s ok (for sure) that...

Dogs: Housetraining puppy, wire grid, crate training
wire grid, crate training, housebreaking: I just don t think it is going to work leaving an 11 week old 6-7 hours at a time. You really need to find a way to give him a break. if you can t make it back, see if you can find a neighbor or a professional dog walker. Then go ahead and crate him....

Dogs: Housetraining a Shih Tzu rescue pup, shih tzu puppy, shih tzu rescue
shih tzu puppy, shih tzu rescue, wits end: The grass may be a good idea. Some of my friends that keep breeding stock bring sod in and put it in the breeding box for the puppies to use. Given a chance, the mother will take the puppies away from the nest. New borns can t eliminate without the mother...

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

Dogs: Housetraining a skiddish dog, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: You have 2 problems, housebreaking and what is called submissive wetting. Many dogs eventually outgrow the submissive wetting, but you can reduce it by building the dog s confidence up. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is...

Dogs: Housetraining, miniature dachshund, natural instinct
miniature dachshund, natural instinct, den area: Hi Dan, You need to not let her run loose in the house unless she is under constant supervision as she is not yet able to comprehend the entire house as a den. When a dog is potty trained you are using the technique of keeping a den area clean when training...

Dogs: Houstraining, smile on your face, tone of your voice
smile on your face, tone of your voice, stern voice: Hi Blanca; Teach her new words. She will need to empty her bladder as soon as she wakes, and will need a bowel movement soon after she eats. Watch after she eats, and she will either start sniffing around, or going around in a circle, like she is looking...

Dogs: Howling in the crate, italian greyhound, ear plugs
italian greyhound, ear plugs, earplugs: Hi Marg, In all honesty, get yourself and your husband earplugs, and keep your dog crated in your bedroom. In a week or two you won t need to use the ear plugs, as your puppy will have learned this essential lesson. Make sure your puppy is getting plenty...

Dogs: Howling dog, cheez whiz, tail wags
cheez whiz, tail wags, chihuahua mix: How long are you gone when you leave. Becuase obviously he is very attached to you. So when you leave he howls to try and find you. He s trying to tell you that you leaving HIM behind is wrong(in his mind). If you work at an office see if you can take him...

Dogs: Hunger pangs & vomiting, hunger pangs, yellow bile
hunger pangs, yellow bile, cottage cheese: Hi Amber! I think you probably are right about him not wanting to eat until you come home. Problems such as this are usually found in the smaller breeds. They tend to be a bit more fussy. Try giving him a bit of cottage cheese to help soothe the stomach....

Dogs: My Hungry Dog Won't Eat, heartworms, food issues
heartworms, food issues, loose weight: Haley, Heartworms are a worm spread by mosquitos, if left untreated can kill your dog. Heartguard is generally used as a preventative, vomiting and and food issues can be a problem, I suggest a phone call to your vet for a phone consult as the treatment,...

Dogs: Hungry Dog, labrador retreivers, corn wheat
labrador retreivers, corn wheat, beagles: Hello, 2 cups is about right but you can up it to 2 1/2 cups or 2 3/4 cups...I ve never heard of this food if its very high quaility 2 1/2 cups is enough if its a food high in corn/wheat fillers then she will need more. Beagles like labrador retreivers are...

Dogs: My Husband was bit by the..., local health department, rabies
local health department, rabies, antibiotics: E, Both your husband and the neighbors dog are out of danger. Rabies normally shows up within a 2 week period. If the dog is fine, your husband is fine. If you want to be 100% positive, you can contact your local health department for full details on...

Dogs: Husky malamute cross behaviour issue, husky malamute, problem manifests
husky malamute, problem manifests, blood panel: Hi Chuck, Thank you for writing to me about your Husky Malamute x. Whenever there is a behavorial problem I always suggest that a dog be brought in for a medical checkup, full blood panel and thyroid panel and in this case a fecal exam including for...

Dogs: Husky/Shepard Compatibility, getting a puppy, battle scars
getting a puppy, battle scars, clean slate: Hi Adam, What you need to consider is your current dog s temperament, as well as the temperament of which ever dog you re considering when getting another dog. Does your current dog like to be with other dogs? If he doesn t, then any dog you d bring...

Dogs: Husky Size, huskys, siberian husky
huskys, siberian husky, huskies: That is correct, but of course like people all dogs are different. I have known of huskies to go up to 80-85lb. As long as (as you say) he isn t fat. Of course, all dogs develop at different rates, you may find that he doesn t put on much more into adulthood....

Dogs: My Husky, raw eggs, raw egg
raw eggs, raw egg, toenails: Hi Melissa, Yes, dogs can be demented but I don t think it s quite that bad. I would ask my vet about prescribing something for his anxiety, which usually what causes excessive licking. As far as the shedding goes, I doubt raw eggs is the solution....

Dogs: Hygene, trouble potty, horrible problem
trouble potty, horrible problem, afternoon time: Hello Richard Think, maybe you do smth bad? when she poops in the flat, you should say her NO, OUTSIDE but actually, you should look her all the time, and when she s starting to smell the ground, take quickly outside. if you have time, go outside with her,...

Dogs: Hyper Pit Bull Puppy, dr jekyll mr hyde, pit bull puppy
dr jekyll mr hyde, pit bull puppy, psychological dog training: Dear BJ The reason a dog chews socks is he likes to do it. His reward system was activated. Ok now for training. It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Your puppy is young and like humans they need...

Dogs: hair appears to be falling out around eyes, olivia, puppy
olivia, puppy, vet: Hi Olivia! No, that is not a lab trait. It could be the early stage of mange. There is a type of puppy mange that clears up fairly easily, and that may be all it is. If it is mange, it is transferable, so you need to keep your dogs away from the lab until...

Dogs: ? about hair of both my Min. Schnauzers, little furballs, external parasites
little furballs, external parasites, charcoal grey: I cannot comment as to whether your dogs are purebred or not, as there certainly have been some bad breeders out there crossing with other breeds to bring in funky colors or tiny little dogs which are most untypical for this breed. Our breed *should*...

Dogs: hair care, lambert kay, cindy lou
lambert kay, cindy lou, female chihuahua: Hello Diana, the first thing you can do for shedding is to get a rubber brush, you can find this at www.petedge.com. this is great for removing loose hair and will shine her coat as well. As far as her smell, try using a different shampoo, one suggestion...

Dogs: hair discoloration, miniature schnauzer, rust color
miniature schnauzer, rust color, water bottle: I don t think I ve ever heard of beard discoloration starting this early, so I definitely would look to food or water. I wonder if it could be due to teething and extra saliva being produced (although I ve never had this here). You might try teaching the dog...

Dogs: His hair is everywere..., non shedding dogs, full time job
non shedding dogs, full time job, thyroid levels: Hi Tessa, As far as I have ever known and read, Shih Tzus are typcially non-shedding dogs, double coated, with long, glossy coats when well groomed. They can be clipped short, but the show dogs have a beautiful coat that trails to the ground. However,...

Dogs: How to make hair grow faster on dog?, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, yorkey: Aaron, Yes, get your yorkie omega 3 fatty acids and drip a little on his food every day. This should help. Also comb him everyday starting with the short hair. This will stimulate growth. This is not brushing, but combing with a comb. Also, when...

Dogs: hair growth, cortisone shot, schitzu
cortisone shot, schitzu, razor burn: Frances, It sounds like you shaved it too close. what blade number did you use. It sounds like she has razor burn. That can get serious, you may want to get her a cortisone shot to ease the burning and itching. The hair starts to grow immediately if she...

Dogs: hair growth, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, grooming salon: Hi, Sometimes poms and chows don t grow back right after they have been shaved. But I would put him on a really good dog food for awhile, like Bill Jack. Also get some omega 3 fatty acids at the health store and give him some of that too. Also watch the...

Dogs: hair lose, e mail address, cause hair loss
e mail address, cause hair loss, losing hair: It s hard to say without actually seeing her, Maureen. Can you send me some pictures? My e-mail address is blueridgerescue @ gmail.com, but without the spaces. How long has she been losing hair, and does she appear to be itchy at all? Is she losing hair...

Dogs: hair loss, signs of fleas, female puppy
signs of fleas, female puppy, medicated shampoo: Hello Riham, first off this is not normal and is not due to hormonal changes. I would first ask you to make sure your puppy does not have fleas. This reaction sounds just like what a dog allergic to fleas would have. If the answer is no then I would ask...

Dogs: hair loss, sarcoptic mites, flea soap
sarcoptic mites, flea soap, pattern baldness: Hi Karen, You ve mentioned hair loss, but you didn t say if you ve been seeing your dog scratching or chewing at the area of hair loss. If your dog had fleas, or another parasite (such as mites) causing the hair loss, the skin would look red, you might...

Dogs: hair loss, stool specimen, little babies
stool specimen, little babies, flaky skin: Have you taken this puppy to your veterinarian yet? (along with a stool specimen?) This puppy may have mange, so I would have that checked out before deciding to keep it. If it is mange, return it and get your money back! I certainly have had puppies blow...

Dogs: hair loss, mange mites, healthy immune system
mange mites, healthy immune system, definitive diagnosis: Wendy, It depends on what type of mange it is. Demodetic mange is not contagious. Sarcoptic mange is caused by the same mite that causes scabies in humans and can be passed from the dog to another dog or even to a human. Mange is aggravated by a depressed...

Dogs: hair loss, underactive thyroid gland, excessive hair loss
underactive thyroid gland, excessive hair loss, fish oil capsules: Woody, There are several things you can do for excessive hair loss. The most important is to make sure you are feeding a top quality meat protein. Hair is made of protein, and the better the protein in the pet s food, the better the coat will be. Check...

Dogs: hair loss, laura murphy, puggle
laura murphy, puggle, parasitic infection: Elizabeth, A small, localized patch of hair loss makes me think of ringworm, or some other type of parasitic infection. I think you should get him checked out at the vet. None of this is serious, but it s difficult to clear up without the diagnosis. ...

Dogs: hair loss, seasonal allergy, great pyrenees
seasonal allergy, great pyrenees, puppy food: Hi Stacy, My first thoughts went to thyroid, and I would say with the switching of foods not changing things, and the seasons changing not making a difference I would lean toward a thryoid problem. Thyroid problems can show many different symptoms, one which...

Dogs: hair loss, metal bowls, immune system disorders
metal bowls, immune system disorders, herbal remedy: Hi Sandra, You ve said that you ve had Laydee tested for ringworm and parasites, but you didn t say if your vet did a skin scraping, or if the vet has checked for Demodectic mange. With Demodectic mange, there is hair-loss and scaly dry skin, and also...

Dogs: hair loss, greyhound mix, italian greyhound
greyhound mix, italian greyhound, dime size: This sounds like it may be caused by some sort of parasite or other infectious agent. Without seeing the patch for myself unfortunately I cannot be sure exactly what it is. Try treating him with a good flea and mite treatment from the vet (the ones from...

Dogs: hair loss, loss of hair, skin infection
loss of hair, skin infection, quick trip: Hey Mike. I would probably recommend a quick trip to the vet for an exam. Loss of hair can be different things like allergies, mange, skin infection, etc. Regardless, loss of hair can potentially spread. Best to get it checked out while it s still a small...

Dogs: hair loss, ugly scar, vets office
ugly scar, vets office, denisse: Denisse, If I am understanding your situation correctly, my advice is that you find another veterinarian as soon as possible. This puppy needs treatment very soon, and if this clinic told you that they simply don t know why his skin is dying and why his...

Dogs: hair loss, adrenal gland disease, steroid drugs
adrenal gland disease, steroid drugs, home remedy: Hello Bonnie and thanks for your question. It sounds as if your mother s dog may have either a condition known as Cushing s Syndrome or be hypothyroid. Both will produce hair loss on the trunk of the body and hyperpigmentation of the skin (darkening). Boxer...

Dogs: hair loss, vitamin suppliment, topical medication
vitamin suppliment, topical medication, skin problem: No, becausae they are medications that muct be given in a shot, as well, the Veterinarian will probably give you a topical medication to use, but the shots are not medications you can buy over the counter. They must be given internally. I caution you about...

Dogs: hair loss/allergies, oatmeal bath, seasonal allergies
oatmeal bath, seasonal allergies, pit mix: You could try Atopica (expensive but very helpful) Everywhere I looked Benadryl was the answer. I did find this link which has some good info on it. http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pets/msg0921583327583.html Sorry I could nt do more. I hope...

Dogs: hair loss on my dog, laura murphy, face area
laura murphy, face area, losing hair: Margaret, I would take a quick trip to the vet to rule out any type of mange. Mange usually targets the eye/ear/face area first. There are very effective treatments, but there are different types of mange and it needs to be diagnosed. Fleas are also...

Dogs: hair loss and rash, demodectic mites, having puppies
demodectic mites, having puppies, correct medicine: Hi Adriane, You dog will blow her coat when she gives birth due to the hormonal change of having puppies, but if you are seeing something that looks like scabs, it is possible that she has demodectic mange, which is also common when they give birth. Demodectic...

Dogs: hair loss on snout, mechanical component, losing hair
mechanical component, losing hair, snout: That is strange, Larry. I would have a vet check her out just to be sure it isn t mange or some other health issue. Do you crate or kennel her at all? Could she be rubbing her muzzle on something when you re not at home? Is the area where there is hair loss...

Dogs: hair loss on tail of my dog, dalmatian puppy, ring worm
dalmatian puppy, ring worm, tinactin: Hi Christina Is it red and/or inflamed? Itchy? It could be several things, could be ring worm, could be a fungus, could be the beginnings of a hot spot. Try using something like tinactin (the cream) on the spot after cleaning it well twice per day. See if...

Dogs: hair loss, hair loss in dogs, seasonal flank alopecia
hair loss in dogs, seasonal flank alopecia, cause hair loss: Hi Jim, Dog hair loss can be categorized as inherited, developed during the dog s life or symptomatic of an underlying disease. Since most dogs, except for hairless breeds, have full even coats, the signs of patchy hair loss in dogs are cause for concern...

Dogs: hair matting, hair matting, yorkshire terrier
hair matting, yorkshire terrier, groomer: It depends on how long you want to keep her hair and how much brushing you do at home. The longer the coat, the more often the grooming. Talk with your groomer and ask her if the every 8 weeks seems to be enough. Are you getting charged extra for mats? Is...

Dogs: hair sheddin, dogs dogs, thyroid problems
dogs dogs, thyroid problems, medical reason: Dogs go through cycles of shedding, usually about twice a year they will lose a lot of their coat, but you are right that this time of year is kind of odd for that. Sometimes there can be a medical reason for shedding. Thyroid problems can cause them to...

Dogs: hair, veternarian, nasty smell
veternarian, nasty smell, sugestions: Hi Tyrone, My advice to you is to take your dog to the veternarian. The dog may have mange or ringworm which both should be treated by a veternarian. I would also consider washing him with an oatmeal shampoo or perhaps let the veternarian bath him. You...

Dogs: hairballs, cindy lou, hairball
cindy lou, hairball, something simple: Hello Amy, Usually dogs do not get hairballs as they do not lick to clean their fur as cats do. It is quite possible that he may have an obstruction, this only the vet can verify. Certainly if he continues in this manner for any length of time I would take...

Dogs: hairless chinese crested, doggie sweater, aloe vera
doggie sweater, aloe vera, chinese crested: Oh do I have a goodie for you! Once a week, twice if you like, coat him in oil, baby oil, mineral oil, whatever, and wrap him in a warm towel. Just stick the towel in the dryer for a bit, or even in the microwave, if you have a doggie sweater he can wear that...

Dogs: hairloss, mange mites, allergy problems
mange mites, allergy problems, puppy food: Sorry, but it sounds like a trip to your veterinarian is in order. She likely has demodex mange and will require medication. Your veterinarian can run a test to detect the mange mites. Also she could be having allergy problems, it can occur with sensitivities...

Dogs: hairloss, staffy pup, rear legs
staffy pup, rear legs, flea treatments: Hey Diane. I would recommend bringing her to the vet for a quick exam. It may be nothing, but some immune & skin disorders cause their hair to fall out. Some dogs just have thin hair in areas, but just to be sure I would bring her to the vet. Let me know if...

Dogs: hairloss, mange mites, medicated shampoo
mange mites, medicated shampoo, causes of hair loss: This may sound a little strange but first thing I want you to do is to look at the white spots that you described as dandruff and see if they move. If so it is likely the mite Cheyletella parasitivorax and could be the cause of the hair loss. Other causes...

Dogs: half way there, veterinarian, puppies
veterinarian, puppies, puppy: Bitches do frequently rest for an hour or so between puppies, but if your bitch is shutting down, you need the help of a veterinarian. There might be a problem, such as a mispresenting puppy, a dead one, or two coming down at the same time. If she is in hard...

Dogs: one and half year Lab eye sight, allergy drugs, professional eye
allergy drugs, professional eye, excessive exposure: Once a dog loses its eyesight, chances are that it will not come back. The exception might be cataracts, and surgery to remove them. You need to find a veterinarian opthalmologist so that your dog can be examined by a professional eye doctor and a proper evaluation...

Dogs: what will happen, good luck, personality
good luck, personality, nancy: Hello..neutering your dog should not change his personality. Of course, he will be different for a week or two from the procedure..but will be back to normal in no time....In fact, neutering your dog can help deter some behavioral problems so it is a great...

Dogs: is this hard on OUR dog???, pack animals, dear sam
pack animals, dear sam, mths: Dear Sam Thank you for your question. Dog are pack animals that live within a territory and change from home to home can be very confusing for your dog. Under normal circumstances I would advise for you to keep your puppy in 1 home, but this is not...

Dogs: harnesses, gentle leader harness, head collar
gentle leader harness, head collar, sporn: Hello, I can only reccomend the gental leaded head collar I use it on my lab before she was a pain to walk but the day I got the head collar I never went back to anything else ever again. If the conection for the lesh is whats hitting in her legs try using...

Dogs: I hate my dog, wolf hybrid, obedience course
wolf hybrid, obedience course, female wolf: Diane, what things is she grabbing and running around with? Can you not just put these things out of her reach so she has no opportunity to do this? She needs some obedience training, Diane. She does not respect you. Is it clear that she is a wolf hybrid?...

Dogs: health, bread molds, cocker spaniel
bread molds, cocker spaniel, gray color: Could be tongue spots, more common in some breeds than others. Has she always had them? Perhaps they do not develop right away. Keep an eye on them, and if they change, call the vet. Maybe you can do some reading and see if tongue spots are common in Cockers....

Dogs: health, upper respiratory infection, cough suppressant
upper respiratory infection, cough suppressant, kennel cough: Hi Krystal, Most of the time you give them antibiotics for Bordetella as it is just an upper respiratory infection. I am wondering though if he may have something going on with his heart. With Bordetella, he d be coughing all the time. Here is a test you...

Dogs: health, canine distemper, litter mates
canine distemper, litter mates, water concentration: Ashley, 4 weeks! So little! Must be adorable :-) First she should be on Esbilac which is a milk for puppies, microwave is good, just make sure its not too hot (obviously I m sure you do that). Shaking isn t normal, I guess I wonder what you mean by...

Dogs: health/behavioral issues, dead cells, level thanks
dead cells, level thanks, minimal level: Hi Natalie; If he isn t minding the brushing, and tries to get away, and seems to enjoy it, if you are using the right type of brush for his coat, brushing every day won t gurt him a bit. The reason Iuggested cutting down on the brushing is because i have...

Dogs: health certifications, pure breed dogs, pet store puppy
pure breed dogs, pet store puppy, housebreaking problems: One of the most important things to look for in a puppy is its parents. For a Golden, you want to see several generations of him X-rays. Reports from the previous offspring of the parents are important too. I would expect a better puppy from the good...

Dogs: health on chiwawa, closet shelving, chiwawa
closet shelving, chiwawa, wire rack: 1 That may be OK. Dogs eating a concentrated, meat based chow have smaller, firmer stools. 2 I would mention the crying when you take her in to the vet. 3 If you have had her on something for a few days, it may be just as well to stick to it. Although...

Dogs: health of elderly dog, kidney cancer, liver function
kidney cancer, liver function, rimadyl: Hi Liz, Panting is a sign of stress in a dog as well as from heat and/or pain, so you might want to look at it from that perspective. Is there anything going on that could be causing her stress? Has anything changed in your life, like job hours, someone...

Dogs: health question concerning my 13 year old maltese, cushions disease, liver condition
cushions disease, liver condition, liver problem: Hi Mary, I m sorry to hear of your dog s illness. If Cushing disease is suspected, it can diagnosed by blood tests. On a thirteen year old dog, I wouldn t do expository surgery either. Routine lab work (including ALT, ALP, AST, bilirubin, glucose,...

Dogs: health, siberian huski, vet expenses
siberian huski, vet expenses, bloodwork: Hello Crystal! I can tell that you love your dog very much. There are tests that can be run, such as bloodwork that would detect any problems that he may have now, but who knows what the future holds? You should discuss this with your veterinarian as he/she...

Dogs: heart attacks, heart muscle, brain damage
heart muscle, brain damage, cardiac problems: Abbie, There are medications that can help with heart disease and strokes. It really depends on how advanced the heart disease is and the severity of the attack. A heart attack/stroke can fatally damage the heart muscle so that part of it basically...

Dogs: heart rate and panting, panting in dogs, hyperventilating
panting in dogs, hyperventilating, heart rate: Hi Gary :-) No this is not normal hun. If she was exercising prior to the panting and fast heart rate then it would be normal but because she wasn t doing any exercise and this only occurs upon resting, it is definitely not normal. You need to take...

Dogs: heart rate, heart matters, beats per minute
heart matters, beats per minute, heart problems: Hi, here is a really good site about heart matters in Greyhounds, but the information pretty much fits all canines. A normal aged dog s heart rate should be between 60-80 beats per minute. I would check out this site, it has a lot of good information on...

Dogs: heart, mammalian heart, absolute answer
mammalian heart, absolute answer, veterinarian: Hi Lexi, The size of a mammalian heart is approximately proportional to the body weight. So, a 50 kg dog has a heart that is 10 times as heavy as a 5 kg cat. While I couldn t find an answer to your question either, in humans, the heart is roughly the...

Dogs: heartworm preventative, preventative medication, brown consistency
preventative medication, brown consistency, feces: Hi aj, You can get heartguard online and even some pharmacies will sell it to you, but you have to have a prescription. A vet is not going to give you that unless they are checked first. The reason? If your dogs are over six months old, and already...

Dogs: heartworm prevention, canine heartworm medication, county health department
canine heartworm medication, county health department, heartworm medications: Hi Carol, I personally don t use the preventative heartworm medications as I have seen too many problems with them. Bascially you are sticking a poison in the dog every month (more than one poison if you are using the combination products). If you are in a...

Dogs: heartworm preventive, rottweiler puppy, puppy chow
rottweiler puppy, puppy chow, heart worms: Did you really mean 4 weeks? Many puppies are hardly weaned by then. At least having the German Shepherd in the house will ensure continuing dog socialization. You can start heartworm remedy anytime. I think the law requires a test first, but she isn...

Dogs: heartworms, heart worms, initial infection
heart worms, initial infection, health factors: Hi Heidi, Your vet has to run a blood test on your dog to find out if she s heartworm positive or negative. There are no over the counter heartworm preventatives available, you must get a prescription from your vet, or purchase the product directly...

Dogs: heartworms, black walnut tincture, dr marty goldstein
black walnut tincture, dr marty goldstein, shelley davis: Hi Dianna, Thank you for writing to me about your three rescue dogs that have heartworm. I am very sorry to hear this as it is a serious condition but treatable. I have a collection of website that assist you in determining the method that you would...

Dogs: heat, recouperate, mother nature
recouperate, mother nature, uterus: Frankly, I don t believe in fooling around with Mother Nature, and while there are drugs to prolong going into season, I do not know of any way to hasten it, other than having a bitch around others that are in season. The uterus must have a certain amount...

Dogs: heat, smooth fox terrier, time dogs
smooth fox terrier, time dogs, fox terrier: Dogs often mount each other anyway. If they ended up in a tie (attached by the genitals, then she probably is pregnant. Are you positive she is dressed, as dressed dogs do not come into heat at all. Your dog is not spayed if she came onto heat. Something...

Dogs: in heat?, separation anxiety, puppies
separation anxiety, puppies, chihuahua: It could be one of two things She might be coming into heat as you think But it could also be separation anxiety,in which dogs don t want to be separated from there owners and act stressed when the owners are not around it is fairly common and there...

Dogs: going into heat, unwanted litters, heat periods
unwanted litters, heat periods, female dog in heat: Hi Anne, Thank you for writing to me about your 8 month old female Husky. Your dog can theoretically go into heat any moment. Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks and since this...

Dogs: Is she in heat?, little bit at a time, pinkish color
little bit at a time, pinkish color, rule of thumb: I guess it depends on how much of a risk you want to take. Technically dogs are in heat for three weeks,. One coming in one standing and ready to breed and one going out. So you actually only have to worry about that middle week. The catch is being sure that...

Dogs: In heat, baby gates, meat protein
baby gates, meat protein, meat meal: In bitches in many breeds, shedding is hormonal, depending on where they are in their cycle; some will blow down to almost no hair at all. If both of yours are shedding badly, however, I would tend to think it might be dietary. Make sure they are being...

Dogs: In heat, jack russel terrior, human women
jack russel terrior, human women, first few days: Hi Mike, The actual breeding time is only a matter of 2 or 3 days in the 3 week period that the heat cycle lasts. The flow may be fairly heavy the first few days and usually decreases in amount over the next week. Some dogs do experience heavy bleeding,...

Dogs: heat, breast cancer, health concerns
breast cancer, health concerns, hysterectomy: Hi Karen; It is possible. I once had a dog that didn t come into season until she was 7 years old. They do need to be seen by a veterinarian, and need to be spayed, or they can have bad health concerns from it later on. Kissy had breast cancer, which would...

Dogs: heat, heat periods, female dog in heat
heat periods, female dog in heat, male dogs: Hi Joann, Thank you for writing to me about your unspayed female dog. Your puppy is much too young to be in heat. Female dogs come into heat anytime between 6-12 months. Of course, there are always exceptions to any rule, so you should have your vet...

Dogs: heat, teacup poodle, spayed
teacup poodle, spayed, poodle: Larger breeds may come into season any time between 6-12 months. It is possible such a small dog might mature sooner and come into season sooner. Get her spayed before 6 months. I hope you aren t planning on breeding her. Asking such a question tells...

Dogs: heat,, english pit, prefferably
english pit, prefferably, breast cancer: Hi Jay; Ever hear of PMS? LOL Seriously, they do get very nervous and irratable. Unless this is a dog with such a bloodline that you intend to breed her, I would have her spayed as soon as her season is over. It will even out her temperament, and also...

Dogs: In heat or something else?, brownish discharge, female boxer
brownish discharge, female boxer, 10 months: KC Yes she is definitely in heat. She will get more swollen and she ovulates and becomes ready to receive a male. She is not slowly coming in, she is in. The best time to breed is the thirteenth day, HOWEVER it is an individual thing and she can get pregnant...

Dogs: when in heat, female dogs in heat, household dogs
female dogs in heat, household dogs, dogs in heat: Hello...female dogs in heat act srange rolling over on the carpet for nothing...buddying up to other household dogs/cats and people....watch her carefully at this time you wouldnt want her to get pregnant. also take a tissue and wipe it across her vulva if...

Dogs: in heat?, intact dogs, mini dashound
intact dogs, mini dashound, rational reason: Five months is clear out of the usual range of the first heat. More likely it is some sort of infection. Have the vet examine her. It is becoming more common to spay females that early, it is when I had my Holly done. There is no rational reason not...

Dogs: In heat, anti biotics, heat cycle
anti biotics, heat cycle, barb wire: I don t think taking them will affect her heat cycle, but I do not advise to breed her, as when there are puppies developing the anti biotics will enter their blodstream too. Which is not good for the pups. Here is a good link. http://www.rottweiler-dog.fsworld.co.uk/breeding_your_dog.ht...

Dogs: in heat and bleeding ,pee. like in pain, bladder stones, bladder infection
bladder stones, bladder infection, veterinarian: Most bitches are only in heat for three weeks. This sounds like it might be something else to me, like a bladder infection or possibly bladder stones, or maybe even something more serious. Please take her in to your veterinarian as soon as possible and have...

Dogs: heat cycle, german shepard mix, breeding dogs
german shepard mix, breeding dogs, heat cycles: heat cycles can start from six months old and are every 5-9 months with 6 months beig the average. They last 3 weeks each time. For non-breeding dogs it is important to have them speyed as early as possible. The first three heat cycles have a cancer-inducing...

Dogs: heat cycle, border collies, border collie
border collies, border collie, heat cycle: Hi Dakota, When he approaches her, does she stand there and put her tail aside? That is the tell tale sign that she is ready. Even if he doesn t actually mount her, she will normally do this. And yes, if he thinks he will be in trouble, he may have it...

Dogs: heat cycle, siamese cat, cute pups
siamese cat, cute pups, male rat: Hi Joasnna; I would cll the owner of the male. They may know much more about it than I would. I have only whelped a couple of litters in my adult life. did quite a few of my brother s Braown and Tan hounds when I was a kid. LOVED those little cute pups....

Dogs: heat cycle, thyroid problems, rare dogs
thyroid problems, rare dogs, heat cycle: Cycling every six months is very common. Four months, no. Coming in too frequently is a sign of hormonal or thyroid problems. Cycling infrequently can also be a sign of thyroid problems. I think I would have her thyroid tested to make certain that she...

Dogs: heat cycle/ growth, old english bulldog, bulldog breed
old english bulldog, bulldog breed, heat cycle: Hi Tony! Most dogs will have their first heat season 6 mos to a year old. After that, it should be ever six months. I don t know much about the English Bulldog breed, but I would guess that she probably has most of her growth now, but will continue up to...

Dogs: heat cycle, swelling of the vulva, heat cycle
swelling of the vulva, heat cycle, fatal infections: The oozing blood and mucus usually only last 2-3 weeks. There will be a period of flaky behavior, swelling of the vulva, and shedding up to 30 days before and after. There is no really good reason not to spay the dog and avoid all the mess and hassle for...

Dogs: heat cycles, heat cycles, wheaten terrier
heat cycles, wheaten terrier, cysts: I d take her to the vet make sure she doesn t have any cysts or problems. But it isn t unusual for dogs to fluctuate a bit in their heat cycles. She isn t that far off, should ve come into heat in October. Is there any possible way you could ve missed her?...

Dogs: heat and pooping in house, last heat, boston terrier
last heat, boston terrier, peeing: Kim, They bleed for almost a month 2/3 times a year unless you get them spayed. Crate her when you are not at home or when you sleep. Then take her out. When you come back in keep her on leash so you can always have your eye on her. When you cant put...

Dogs: heat shot/hormone shot, pet overpopulation, stable temperament
pet overpopulation, stable temperament, generation pedigree: There are shots, but only people running puppy mills use them. They are not good for the dogs. Repuatable breeders don t use them, they wait. Why are you breeding your dog? I have many reasons why you should NOT breed. 1. There is a serious problem with...

Dogs: in heat, small breed dogs, uterus problems
small breed dogs, uterus problems, best thing in my life: Hi Ashely, I would suggest having her spayed. If she has any kind of ovarian/uterus problems, then having her spayed will take care of it. Unless you want to breed her, then she will be much happier spayed, and you won t have to deal with her heat cycle....

Dogs: heavy panting and small amounts of blood in stool of 6 month old female pup, female pup, intestinal worms
female pup, intestinal worms, rodesian: I can t really help out with the bloat question you will have to check with someone else to help with that (your veterinarian). Now on the the blood in the stool. It is most likely due to intestinal worms (hoowworms likely). You can take her to your vet and...

Dogs: My hellion Yorkie, marathon session, puppy mills
marathon session, puppy mills, bitter apple: Hi Beverly, WOW, you really are having a problem with Zoe. I have not experienced any of the things you mention here! It sounds like you have gotten a very hyper dog. Did you happen to get her from a pet shop? Sometimes the puppies they sell are from...

Dogs: helllp!!!, old homestead, bloody discharge
old homestead, bloody discharge, heat cycle: the issue here is when to spay, some veterinarians will spay a four month old puppy, most will spay by six months. you may find a vet who will spay while she is in heat, but with additional fees due to the risk factors. I would suggest talking to your veterinarian...

Dogs: hello, living in canada, rottie
living in canada, rottie, food habits: Hi Anne, I d love to help you find someone who can make your dog feel better - - but I have just one question. You re in Abu Dhabi? I promise I ll see what I can come up with! Do you have a chiropractor? Or know anybody who does anything like that?...

Dogs: hello, socks and slippers, university of canterbury
socks and slippers, university of canterbury, dangerous chemicals: Hello, Lina, and thanks for asking! Your question How do you train the dogs? is one that I cannot simply answer. Every dog is different and requires a different approach. Each dog responds differently to the different methods used, and before I start with...

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

Dogs: hello, german spitz, kind of dogs
german spitz, kind of dogs, direct email: Amal I would love to answer your question please email me directly with the pictures attached. All experts site did not attach pictures. I know each breed well and should be able to give you an answer. As soon as you send them I will answer you right away....

Dogs: hello. i have a 3 month old..., professional dog training, eveything
professional dog training, eveything, potty training: Hi, I advise you to enroll him in a professional dog training course. He is at the perfect age. For the potty training problems, I would recommend an in-home trainer as they can go to your home, see the situation and help assess & solve the problem right...

Dogs: hello, university of canterbury, training dogs
university of canterbury, training dogs, xray: Hi Lina, Training dogs of any breed is a long and involved process, one that cannot be explained here. Best to contact someone in your area and have them help you. As far as chewing sock, dogs chew them becasue they smell good (to them!) and because they...

Dogs: hello, university of canterbury, training books
university of canterbury, training books, greyhound: I can t tell by your question if you have a greyhound or not. There are MANY dog training books that will answer both your questions. If it is a greyhound, write me again and I will tell you of one particularly good book for the rescued racing greyhound...

Dogs: hello, university of canterbury, dog chews
university of canterbury, dog chews, favorite toys: Dogs can be trained using many different methods. The two primary ways are 1. correctional and 2. motivational. Correctional means that if the dog does something incorrect, he is (usually) jerked using a slip collar and leash and then praised when he does...

Dogs: hello, university of canterbury, socks
university of canterbury, socks, different ways: Training takes alot of patience and time. There are lots of different techniques for training. You could read some books to find a method that would work best for you as there is no way I can get into all the different ways. As for why your dogs chews socks?...

Dogs: hello, leader dogs for the blind, margaret gibbs
leader dogs for the blind, margaret gibbs, obedience class: Dogs are trained using a combination of positive and negative feedback. Much of this can be voice, the tone being more important than the words, and soft better than loud. Good or bad, sound like you mean it. the leash and slip collar is a powerful tool...

Dogs: hello, monks of new skete, university of canterbury
monks of new skete, university of canterbury, step at a time: HI LINA BECAUSE THEY ARE LAYING WHERE THE DOG CAN GET TO THEM. REMOVE THEM FROM HER AND HAND HER A TOY THAT IS HERS. GIVE HER PLENTY OF EXERCISE DAILY ALSO. WALK HER AROUND THE BLOCK AND TOWN. GIVE HER PLENTY OF TOYS IN A BOX PLACE IN A CORNER OF A ROOM...

Dogs: hello, old dog new tricks, puppy stage
old dog new tricks, puppy stage, human babies: Hi Lina; This question requires a lengthly answer, but here we go. First thing in training, DON T HIT! Hitting does not teach them anything but fear, and resentment. You don t say how old your dog is. Young puppies cut teeth, just like human babies, and...

Dogs: hello amy, german spitz, kind of dogs
german spitz, kind of dogs, schipperke: Dear Amal, Happy Birthday! Unfortunately the pictures of your dog did not come through. Sounds like a mixed bredd w/ some Spitz if that is what the vet thought. Sorry , I really couldn t say without seeing pictures. I do feel that 10 months is a little...

Dogs: helloI'm a dog groomer and..., hip displasia, linda tellington
hip displasia, linda tellington, anxiety problem: First, get the dog a THOROUGH medical exam. If there is no medical problem, then I would think this is an anxiety problem. I don t think just training alone will get her out of it. Have the client go to this website and read about this method of animal massage....

Dogs: hello, grooming dogs, living in canada
grooming dogs, living in canada, rottie: Wow, how strange to suddenly develope this at 7 years old. I have several of my grooming dogs with allergies. Some find relief with meds, others do not. You may have to settle for suppression if there are 15 different things she is allergic to. You can t take...

Dogs: help me, mini poodle, bedlington terriers
mini poodle, bedlington terriers, dandriff: Bonnie My reccomendation for a small dog that isn t hyper ad hypoallergenic-an older toy or mini poodle, mini schnauzer, maltese, bedlington terriers, and bichon frise. These breeds are not an absolute sure thing. But you can try. Of course your mom may react...

Dogs: help, vet asap, vomiting in dogs
vet asap, vomiting in dogs, bland diet: There are quite a few things that can cause vomiting in dogs, the most common being a foreign body (usually a toy or bone), or what is referred to as dietary indiscretion. That is usually from eating food that they are not used to and it gives them an upset...

Dogs: help, litter mates, psychological considerations
litter mates, psychological considerations, physical considerations: Hi Nathan, Puppies should not be separated from their mother and litter-mates before 8 weeks of age. Many recommend 10 weeks minimum. This is related to physical considerations such as weaning and psychological considerations such as the puppy s readiness...

Dogs: help, triple antibiotic ointment, yellow discharge
triple antibiotic ointment, yellow discharge, will most likely need: It s kind of hard for me to picture this, but it sounds to me (I hope I m understanding correctly) that he has some kind of wound on his back that has scabbed over. My first thought is that its a hot spot. Dogs typically manifest allergies as skin problems,...

Dogs: help, cooperative extension offices, obedience class
cooperative extension offices, obedience class, obedience training: Dogs vary so much that what breed it is tells you very little about what it will be like. Yes there are lines of Pit Bulls that are a problem especially in the hands of people that want a mean dog. Dogs actually reflect their owner s personality. The specific...

Dogs: help, answer god, weimaraner
answer god, weimaraner, st bernard: Hi Alethea, I know you say you don t want to sedate him, but it is the best solution. How often does it storm where you live? My sister has the same problem with her Weimaraner and when they know a storm is coming, they sedate her and she is fine. She just...

Dogs: help!, greyhound mix, old greyhound
greyhound mix, old greyhound, greyhound rescue: Hi Andrea, It doesn t sound like she is cat friendly I would contact greyhound rescue and see what they say, They may take her and give you another one in exchange. For now I would keep her separate from the cats. Remember she is a hunter and that s...

Dogs: help[, sodium bisulfite, source of vitamin k
sodium bisulfite, source of vitamin k, chocolate lab: Personally, I wouldn t feed him either one since there are much better foods available. The Nutro contains Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), something that should not be in dog food. http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=menadione...

Dogs: help, chocolate lab, 5 months
chocolate lab, 5 months, stools: Hello, no he wont have forgotten you and should be overly excited to see you and your family to the point he may piddle lol. Chane him back yes iams is not the great food its thought to be and with the inhumane tests they have conducted on pets in teh past...

Dogs: help, large breed puppy food, puppy hood
large breed puppy food, puppy hood, puppy formula: Hi Sim, Welcome back! It can t hurt to put your dog back on the large breed puppy food that you started with. Since large breeds are prone to rapid growth that can lead to hip and joint problems, returning to that style food for the remainder of his...

Dogs: help, puppy chow, service dogs
puppy chow, service dogs, protein sources: Expect to find a happy, excited, healthy dog. The service dogs I work with are occasionally shuffled from home to home as they are growing up. They are always excited to see their old people again. In some cases, even after 10 years. I am sure he is...

Dogs: help, familiar surroundings, chocolate lab
familiar surroundings, chocolate lab, dog food: Hi Sim, I would leave him on the Iams when you first get him home, and then if you want to switch him, do it very slowly. A good dog food is Bill Jack it is what the show people use. But what ever you switch to make sure you mix a little with the Iams...

Dogs: help, chocolate lab, wek
chocolate lab, wek, hald: Hi Simran; Well, you probably have your dog back now, and know he did not forget you. You had him for about 4 months, so that was enough time for him to get used to you, and all the playing and petting. I am sure he is glad to see you. He may be a little...

Dogs: help, dogs section, breed puppies
dogs section, breed puppies, adult height: You didn t mention if your lab is male or female, which might help. For specifics on the breed (I have a Golden, which is actually smaller than most typical labs), please go over to the Dogs section of Allexperts, then DogBreeds, then to Labs - Labman, IMHO,...

Dogs: help, puppy food, stop time
puppy food, stop time, adult size: Hi Sim, They don t have a stop time, but most dogs stop growing around a year of age. Around 9 months or so, you can usually tell adult size. Although your puppy looks just about full grown at this point, he is still growing, and needs the additional nutrients...

Dogs: help, growth stage, labrador
growth stage, labrador, bones: Yes A labrador does not stop growing until they are 18 months old. From this point she will not get much taller (maybe only a couple of inches) but will fill out quite a bit. She is past the fast growth stage but still needs to be on a junior formula food...

Dogs: help, permanent teeth, kong toys
permanent teeth, kong toys, nyla bones: Hi Sim; Yes, it will probably grow quite a bit more. at 8 months it probably has about half it s growth, and then after it reaches it s full height, it will fill out in the chest etc, more. Grown Labradors range from about 65 to 80 pounds for males, and...

Dogs: help, flint river ranch, best dog food
flint river ranch, best dog food, chocolate lab: I like Flint river ranch..not only because i am a distributor, but because it is baked, no corn in it, and rated one of the top ten in the us...also..the dog eats less of it since it is more meaty therefore leaving less of a mess in the yard. It is not available...

Dogs: help me, swollen areas, breeding dogs
swollen areas, breeding dogs, heat cycle: Hi Eduarda, Like I said before, the fact the female dog isn t letting the male mount her now has nothing to do with whether or not she s pregnant. A female dog will only allow the male to mount her when she s in season. One interesting fact about the...

Dogs: help, chocolate lab, 7 months
chocolate lab, 7 months, tyson: arsh, Hi, of course height is determined by genetics, but if your lab is already 22 inches at 7 months, I would say he will probably reach 24. Labs can grow up to 2 years. Usually they reach most of their height by 12 months and then it slows down until...

Dogs: help, gentle tug, home move
gentle tug, home move, shih tzu: Hi Amanda, When out for a walk it s a good thing that the dog is paying attention to doing his business , and not being distracted by things around him. Some dogs do not understand why thy are being walked, and spend their walk time playing, or sniffing...

Dogs: help, bones and joints, labrador retriever
bones and joints, labrador retriever, chocolate lab: Hi, Arsh. It depends on his bloodlines as to just how big he ll get. The AKC standard for the Labrador retriever says that The height at the withers for a dog is 22½ to 24½ inches... Any variance greater than ½ inch above or below these heights is a disqualification....

Dogs: help, chocolate lab, spayed
chocolate lab, spayed, 7 months: Hey, all labs differ for instance my lab is 80 pounds 22 inches tall spayed and female and she is Not overweight, soem female labs are hardly bigger then female golden retreivers. My friend had a male lab when he wwas younger and he was 100 plus pounds and...

Dogs: help, chocolate lab, old hope
chocolate lab, old hope, adult size: There is no way of knowing how big an individual dog will grow until they reach their adult size. Many factors affect their eventual size, growth rates, genetics, nutrition etc. However since your puppy is only seven months old I would be very suprised indeed...

Dogs: help, cindy lou, labrador retriever
cindy lou, labrador retriever, chocolate lab: Hello Sim, Yes it is possible, every lab is different and it usually depends on his parents size and breeding. Here is a website that might help you with some of your questions.http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm Enjoy your puppy, you...