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Dogs: Male dog in Heat, ontario county humane society, humane society of canada
ontario county humane society, humane society of canada, michigan humane society: Hi Nikki, Thank you for getting back to me. I actually thought Canada would have more in the way of low cost spay/neutering services. I m in the US, where healthcare is generally lacking, but we do seem to have more in the way of low cost services for...

Dogs: Male dog marking, pet urine odors, female hormones
pet urine odors, female hormones, wits end: Hopefully, and most likely, getting him neutered will solve the problem. If it doesn t you may consider getting the female spayed so he doesn t come in contact with females in heat and will not smell female hormones, and thus will not be as territorial. Meaning...

Dogs: Male dog urinating on female dog, french brittany, obedience class
french brittany, obedience class, natural instincts: Thank you for being a responcible pet owner. I still think he is claiming her. Spay/neutering is highly effective in these cases. She may still have residual hormones from before being spayed, plus confusing smells left from the surgury. You can hope it...

Dogs: Male dogs behaviour when females are in heat, female dogs in heat, dogs in heat
female dogs in heat, dogs in heat, male dogs: Is he neutered? That might help. And unless he s honing in ONLY on female dogs in heat at the park, he could also be lonely and want to play. I know these aren t the best answers, but they are the basic ones (especially the neutering). It s never too...

Dogs: Male dogs and mange, male dogs, female dogs
male dogs, female dogs, deformaties: Thanks for your question. Anything genetic weither it be [personality, deformaties, or mange can be passed on. If it runs in the family then it can be passed on. However I guess I have never heard of mange being a genetic thing. If the coat is not cared...

Dogs: Male dominance in my bigger dog, eskimo spits, male dominance
eskimo spits, male dominance, good buddies: Hello..and yes it is true neutering may help..but only if they are neutered before the age of 1 and a half. you may try neutering the younger dog and see if it stops the behavior. Otherwise, you are going to have to hire someone to come evaluate this for you....

Dogs: Male or female?, australian cattle dog, little critters
australian cattle dog, little critters, obedience classes: Hi Tony; I have never paid any attention to whether or not the dog I was about to take was a male or female, and I have taken dogs that were years apart in age. I teach them the way I want them to behave and be a member of the family, and I do nopt allow...

Dogs: Male Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, rotweiller
mini schnauzer, rotweiller, food bowl: While I really don t know the answer to this, I have seen it done before, and usually to an older dog. I suspect there is something about Rambo s urine (like maybe too much protein or some sort of infection) that is attracting Boomer. You might have a urinalysis...

Dogs: Male miniature schnauzer, good as gold, excessive hair
good as gold, excessive hair, smegma: I used to do mine upside down in my lap as he lay on his back, but if yours is getting dirty and gooey , it sounds like you are probably doing it the best way. I would certainly check him once a day to try and stay on top of it. If he seems to have excess...

Dogs: Male Pekingese, two females, pekingese
two females, pekingese, diapers: Jaime, Whenever he is alone in the house, you should confine him to a room where it doesn t matter or in a crate. When you are home he needs to be on a leash and connected to your belt so when he goes to lift his leg you can snap the leash and correct...

Dogs: Male Pug peeing all over the house, frequent urination, separation anxiety
frequent urination, separation anxiety, long walks: It definitely could be separation anxiety and all the changes. Can you arrange to have someone come by during the day and let him out? What about keeping him in a smaller area rather than allowing him free run of the house? Less water while you re gone? And...

Dogs: Male pug dominance, battle of wills, male dogs
battle of wills, male dogs, great personality: Hello. unofrutnately this could be more then just a dominance issue. Normally we tell people to neuter their male dogs before the age of 1 to be sure this will not happen, although there are a few dogs that still have the problem. You are going to need to...

Dogs: Male pup, olde english bulldogge puppy, male pup
olde english bulldogge puppy, male pup, meal time: This could be difficult problem. Have you checked with the vet? If you aren t feeding a concentrated, meat based chow, switching to one would help. Try making sure he gets some exercise when he goes out at 11. Run him around a little and he may do more....

Dogs: Male schnauzer behavior, obedience classes, schnauzers
obedience classes, schnauzers, muzzle: It s dominance-one thing you can do if he s not fixed,then getting him done(as well as the other brother)will help a lot,unless of course you plan on breeding them He is trying to show his brother who is in charge,and once that is established,little to...

Dogs: Male sexually aggressive to other male, miniature schnauzer, bitch in season
miniature schnauzer, bitch in season, bladder infection: A couple things here, and I ll start with the more obvious one. The puppy has reached adolescence, and your schnauzer is not only trying to re-establish his ranking in the (family) pack because of the new arrival, the schnauzer is pretty much telling the ...

Dogs: Male to short for breeding, yorkies, target
yorkies, target, phone book: That is the problem. She is not swollen or ovulating yet. Separate them so she doesn t get angry with him until the 11th day She should be swollen enough to accept the male then. If you let them continue now, she will get fed up with him and may injure...

Dogs: Males marking, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, s ali: Getting him fixed should help. You also may need to give your dogs better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having...

Dogs: Malnutritioned dog, puppy food, adult food
puppy food, adult food, sweetest girl: What i can recomend is feeding her good puppy food,as it s meant to put on weight-keep her on the puppy food until she has gained enough weight,then slowly mix the puppy food with adult food,preferbly the same brand name for a couple of weeks until completely...

Dogs: Maltese, bitter apple, bad habit
bitter apple, bad habit, medical issue: Hi Rebecca! Usually this is a bad habit, kinda like a human who bites his/her fingernails. It s compulsive and it s not easy to stop. You can buy a product called Bitter Apple that you can sray on the feet. It tastes very bitter, just as the name implies....

Dogs: Maltese, 3 monts, adult teeth
3 monts, adult teeth, natural instincts: 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: Maltese, red dots, urine infection
red dots, urine infection, vulva: You should be concerned that the vet wasent as bothered, as it could well be a urine infection. The only other way to know if she is on heat is to look at the vulva, it should be swollen if she is on heat. The vet should do some tests if you are concerned...

Dogs: Maltese, jack russell terrier, maltese
jack russell terrier, maltese, 7 months: Hello getting him neutered will help with the marking my Jack russell terrier who is a male was just starting to cock his leg indoors at 7 months and thats when I had him neutered.... no its not best to cage any dog most of the time they don t belong in cages...

Dogs: Maltese Breeding, small dogs, doberman
small dogs, doberman, maltese: Hi Some dogs keep themselves very clean. small dogs usually bleed, but if they are clean you may not notice. It sounds like she could be pregnant. how old is she? Is this her first heat? Also, there are times they don t bleed much. Or she could have...

Dogs: Maltese - Very Bruised Underside of Neck, cindy lou, short legs
cindy lou, short legs, little dogs: Hello Ed, There is a very good chance of internal bleeding. I would go to the vet right away to make sure. The little dogs have short legs and when they jump the front legs are not log enough to absorb the impact before the body does, There in lies the...

Dogs: Maltese black nose, eye halos, maltese breed
eye halos, maltese breed, hereditary problem: Hi Jane, An interesting and unique characteristic of the Maltese breed is its color-changing nose. The nose can change from coal black to a light brownish color or even pink depending on the amount of sunlight the animal is exposed to. The nose of a female...

Dogs: Maltese Dog, professional dog handlers, champion lines
professional dog handlers, champion lines, professional show: Hi, my best advice to you is to check out the advertising in a magazine like Dog World and look in it for professional show handlers. You could check out the Professional Dog Handlers Association online too. Also, you could contact some professional show...

Dogs: Maltese Excessive barking & afraid of dogs and people, innotek collar, family dogs
innotek collar, family dogs, small dogs: Hello again, LJ. My Innotek collar is a BC-200 I believe. At just 6 pounds, though, it might just be too much for your pooch. Bark collars are not cruel, but if your dog can t feel say, level 2, but level 3 is much too strong for him, then that isn t fair...

Dogs: Maltese Female, maltese dog, vet
maltese dog, vet, dawn: Hi, normally a female dog will go into heat around 6 months old, but some dogs come in a little later. She might have had what they call a silent heat (which means she happened to show no outward signs of being in heat). This is more common the first time...

Dogs: Maltese grooming, cortisone shot, blade edges
cortisone shot, blade edges, vet bill: Hello Andrea, If the rectum was clipped to short or the blade edges scratched the area this will cause the dog to react exactly as you described, even scoot along the carpet. Use a cream such as panalog or even vasaline to help her discomfort. If she persist...

Dogs: Maltese in Heat, german breeds, bleeders
german breeds, bleeders, rottweilers: Hi Linda, The bleeding tapers off after the first stage. They will bleed, but it won t be as noticable. That does depend on breed though. Your german breeds like Shepherds, Dobermans & Rottweilers are heavy bleeders. So are Malamutes. Hope this helps,...

Dogs: Maltese Heat Cycle, lb male, heat cycles
lb male, heat cycles, heat cycle: Hi Lynne, you could have problems breeding her with a larger male because of the size of the puppies. If they get too big in her, she would have to have a c-section which could endanger her life. She could have something wrong and that is why she is not...

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

Dogs: Maltese incontinence, anti histamines, crate training
anti histamines, crate training, emergency surgery: Hi Sherilyn, Did you start the anti-histamines before or after these behavior changes? I would go back to the crate training to start getting her to control herself better. The problem with anti-histamines as they can cause a dog to have accidents, and...

Dogs: Maltese Potty Training, night dogs, maltese
night dogs, maltese, puppy: What you can do is get her a crate and put her in it for the night,you can put the crate in the bedroom so she knows you are around,and since she is an older puppy she shouldn t need to be there all the time,just at night Dogs usualy keep there sleeping...

Dogs: Maltese Puppy help., daisy al, unwanted litters
daisy al, unwanted litters, princess princess: Hi Daisy; Al, of this you hear about males and females, and litter mates etc don t get along when raised together is a lot of nonsense. i have had littermates, and one time we had a family, the mother, her son and daughter and their son. Yes, littermates...

Dogs: Maltese pup is a fussy eater, commercial dog food, quality dog food
commercial dog food, quality dog food, raw diets: Lisa, Sorry, but I m with your mom on this one. I m a devoted raw feeder who has seen the amazing health of dogs that are fed raw diets. I ve spent the last 7 years researching commercial dog food and I think that natural raw or home cooked diets are better...

Dogs: Maltese pup, maltese puppy, pup
maltese puppy, pup, alexandra: How funny, Alexandra! I *just* finished uploading a video showing how to teach your dog to come when called. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySD6dfI7vcI I do not recommend taking your dog for a walk without a leash. I also do not...

Dogs: Our Maltese Has Skin Discoloration, purple spot, skin discoloration
purple spot, skin discoloration, tennis ball: Hi Shannon, It s hard to say what this could be without being able to see the dog - especially without other symptoms (scratching, hair loss, etc.) to work with. I could certanly speculate as to what it may be, but I will never give an answer that isn t...

Dogs: Maltese -vs- Japanese Chin, japanese chins, maltese dogs
japanese chins, maltese dogs, japanese chin: Maltese have a terrier like temperament,which means at times they can be snappy,esp with kids,they can also be good little watch dogs as they will bark if someone is at the door,they are also a very active little dog and love to play,they are also smart and...

Dogs: Maltese, ugly as hell, eye water
ugly as hell, eye water, brown discharge: You probably should have researched this breed more before you got one. I know they are cute, but they also have their draw backs. First of all the eyes: Very common in any white dog. There is products on the market that claim to take the stain away, however,...

Dogs: Malti poo, vet care, puppymills
vet care, puppymills, petstores: Sorry I meant $1500-I work at an animal shelter thats were I get the numbers from,I own a Scottish terrier which is also small and he costs me even more then that It s mostly the vet care that costs so much-and it also depends were you get the dog,getting...

Dogs: Maltichon Puppy, female puppy, digging holes
female puppy, digging holes, yorkie: Is she digging-digging or nesting before lying down (otherwise known as fluffing the bedding *G*)? Nesting is a normal dog behavior. If she is digging just to dig, this can be normal, too. I have a few diggers here, but they reserve that behavior for outdoors....

Dogs: Maltipoo menstruation, baby gates, panty liners
baby gates, panty liners, open doors: Well, in dogs it is called being in season or being in heat, and unlike people, this is the time in which they can get pregnant, so you need to be very careful with her to see that this doesn t happen as she will be trying to get to the boys, and they will...

Dogs: Maltipoo Pup, vet right, puppy mills
vet right, puppy mills, dogbreedinfo: http://www.dogbreedinfo.org/showeyes.htm your very welcome I m sure she is very sweet thou I have a soft spot for little smooth coated puppies, Above is a great link you should keep it written down or in your favorites if you have that on your computer,...

Dogs: MaltZhu Leash Training, maltese shitzu, light tug
maltese shitzu, light tug, different breed: Hi Dennis; I traumatized a puppy with a leash once, STUPID ME! He saw the other dogs on a leash, and I very stupidly, when he was about 3 months old, put a leash on him and gave it a light tug. I scared that puppy to death! I have handled and trained dogs...

Dogs: Mama's boy, separation anxiety, stern voice
separation anxiety, stern voice, pincushion: Your hubby is right. do not put the shirt in with your dog. The only thing I can offer right now is that you need to close the crate. This is not a bad thing and will keep the dog safe. Otherwise, try this game with your dog. Ok..take about 10 items..mostly...

Dogs: Mange, mastiff pup, giant schnauzer
mastiff pup, giant schnauzer, mitaban dip: Your vet would be the best person to ask this question since it would be very easy to overdose the puppy while trying to treat it for mange. My only experience was with a Giant Schnauzer that had to come into the grooming shop every 2-3 weeks to be dipped...

Dogs: Marking around the house., maltese dogs, boys ages
maltese dogs, boys ages, neutered: Hi there. Are any of the neutered?? I not, then there s the problem. You need to get them fixed ASAP. The areas where they have marked need to be clean REALLY good. They have good dog odor removers, like Oxy-Clean for example. I would recommend shampooing...

Dogs: Marking around the house., obedience class, maltese dogs
obedience class, maltese dogs, pack members: It sounds like the 1.5 year old has decided he is a big boy and it is time he lets the others know. They are dissenting. 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...

Dogs: Marking around the house., maltese dogs, male dogs
maltese dogs, male dogs, behaviorist: Hello..unfortunately, you may not like my answer to this question. It is too late to neuter your dogs if they are not already neutered. But with male dogs especially, they are going to mark and try to dominate each other to be leader of the pack in the household....

Dogs: Marking around the house., puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Hi Dominique, Thank you for writing to me about your furry family. You certainly have your hands full! It is important that any medical problems be ruled out before assuming that your dogs actions are behavorial. If there are no medical issues...

Dogs: Marking around the house., baby kristen, maltese dogs
baby kristen, maltese dogs, belly bands: Hi, Dominique. What you may want to do is to keep them confined to the room you are in so you can quickly scold whoever pees on something first, and prevent it so that another one is not apt to want to mark there, too. When you see them behaving as if they...

Dogs: Marking around the house., girl dogs, maltese dogs
girl dogs, maltese dogs, boring time: Hi Dominique; Neutering them will stop some of the marking, but when it is two males in the same house, I suspect it is more territorial than leaving messages for little girl dogs. I had two males once, that were father and son. When they were out in the...

Dogs: Marking in house, nova scotia tolling retriever, pack leader
nova scotia tolling retriever, pack leader, husky mix: Hi Erkia, Thank you for writing to me about your collie/husky mix. I would like to address what I see as several issues. You said that you recused your dog about 8-9 months ago but didn t indicate how old he was at the time. If he has just moved into...

Dogs: Marking in the house, doing housework, clap your hands
doing housework, clap your hands, belly band: Pretty much anything that sticks up will work. You can also buy marking posts or decorative plastic hydrants from most pet stores, but I think these are more for outdoor use. Is his litterbox in a corner or out in the middle of the floor? Inevitably, he...

Dogs: Marking his Territory, bantam, humane society
bantam, humane society, megan: The best case would be to spend a day at doggy day camp and keep him on leash and every time he goes to lift his leg, you can snap the leash and say no . If that is not possible, take him where there are other dogs and do the same type of thing. But if...

Dogs: Marrow bones for dogs, marrow bones for dogs, rawhide bones
marrow bones for dogs, rawhide bones, jaw muscles: Thanks for your question. Are you talking about like table scrap bones...if so then cooked would be the best. I have never heard of cooking the marrow bones that you buy in the stores so I wouldnt recommend that. Marrow bones are wonderful for dogs of all...

Dogs: Mass in dogs snout, frequent surgeries, humane euthanasia
frequent surgeries, humane euthanasia, nasal passage: It would appear that the quality of live of your beloved dog is being affected by this mass growing in her airway and you must consider what is best for your dog. Have any tissue samples been sent off to a lab to see if the mass is malignant, caused by bacteria,...

Dogs: Mastiff aggression towards small animals, mastiff male, neo mastiff
mastiff male, neo mastiff, english mastiff: She has a very high prey drive and no respect for anyone in your home as alpha. The best answers are usually not easy ones. Get her into an obedience program immediately. She can EASILY go from small animals to small children. the prey response is the same....

Dogs: Mastiff Breeder, mastiff breeder, english mastiff
mastiff breeder, english mastiff, health checks: You are absolutely right in questioning this breeder. What made you decide on this breeder? Did you ask for proof of all health checks and screenings, ect? Does he show his dogs or compete with them in obedience or some other sport? Does he only use his own...

Dogs: Mastiff Puppy Playing To Hard with Smaller Dog, mastiff puppy, english mastiff
mastiff puppy, english mastiff, mastiff: Brandy, I would separate them and only let them play when you are there to make sure she doesn t get too rough. If she does start, and you need to catch it right away, put her in another room or crate. This is a slow method, but usually works. Teach...

Dogs: Mastiff, boerbel, gentle breed
boerbel, gentle breed, laura murphy: Hi Diane. Congratulations on your new puppy. I m sorry you had problems with your Boerbel. I don t think there s any reason for you to give up on your new puppy. Mastiffs are a lovely, gentle breed and are usually quite good with children. You ve got...

Dogs: Mate, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva
cindy lou, swelling of the vulva, females: Hello Vikki, at first you notice a slight swelling of the vulva for approx. 3 days then bleeding for approx. 7 days, she will stop bleeding and is able to get pregnant at this time for appox. 7 days and then it s another 7 days going out when the vulva will...

Dogs: Mating, mammory glands, false pregnancy
mammory glands, false pregnancy, will most likely need: Yes, it is possible for a bitch to get pregnant without a real tie; the sperm just have a much harder time getting to where they need to go. But since the male s ejaculation is fairly forceful, that could be all the sperm would need to get a jump-start to...

Dogs: Mating, female chihuahua, question pool
female chihuahua, question pool, allexpert: Hi Debbie, this is Angela and it is regarding my answer to your question that I answered earlier today, I sent you a question from AllExperts, I just found your question today it was not assigned to me as I found it in a question pool which is a bunch of questions...

Dogs: Mating my Australian Silky Terrier, legg perthes disease, elbow dysplasia
legg perthes disease, elbow dysplasia, australian silky terrier: First, make sure that he and his prospective mate are of a quality worth reproducing. Then do whatever health checks are necessary for your breed.... eye exams by a certified ophthalmologist, X-rays for elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, and check for Legg-Perthes...

Dogs: Mating and breeding, ovulate, menstrual cycle
ovulate, menstrual cycle, ovulation: The best way to insure pregnancy is to have your veterinarian run progesterone tests on your bitch. The next best thing after that would be to have him/her do a smear to check for cell cornification. Ovulation will vary from bitch to bitch... with the most...

Dogs: Mating Maltese, menstural cycle, parents and grandparents
menstural cycle, parents and grandparents, x rays: The bitch should be over 18 mos. and the male over a year (depending on how smart he is about breeding... some are slower maturers than others... as in, DUH, you want me to do WHAT? How does *that* work? ) Both dogs should be tested for all possible health...

Dogs: Mating my Pomeranian, toy pomeranian, shelter dogs
toy pomeranian, shelter dogs, population problem: Hi Maggie. First, are you sure your female dog is in heat? A dog won t mate if the female isn t in heat, or at the right moment in her heat cycle. Sometimes you ll run into a stud dog, especially a young one, that just doesn t get it . Your male is...

Dogs: Mating, irresponsible breeders, heat cycles
irresponsible breeders, heat cycles, dog spayed: Hi Queen, Six years would be considered late in a dog s life to be bred. The optimum time is when the female is 2-5 years old. To breed an older dog, is like a woman having her first child later in life. There are risks and health concerns not just for...

Dogs: Matting, leg hair, high maintenance
leg hair, high maintenance, nasty things: The amount of matting on a schnauzer will vary depending on the type of coat it has, with those thick, cottony coats being the worst. If a dog has very little undercoat and not much in the way of leg hair, it won t be as bad. Many dogs need to be brushed daily,...

Dogs: Matting, tooth comb, cute puppy
tooth comb, cute puppy, frequent visits: Hi Jake, Unfortunatly you have purchased the #1 matting breed there is. I will tell you now, that 99.9% of all Maltese are kept with their hair no more then 1 inch long. It is the texture and softness of the hair that makes it matt so easily. The ONLY thing...

Dogs: Max the naughty dog, behavour, annoying problem
behavour, annoying problem, terrier mix: sorry it took a while-I was busy with the holidays Anyways when a dog does it s bussiness inside you have to catch them in the act when you scould them,or else they won t get it-dogs are not smart enough to figure out why you are mad at them 2 hours or...

Dogs: MENSTRAL CYCLE, male boxer, female boxer
male boxer, female boxer, heat cycle: Hi Tonya, Their cycle is every 6 months. When they are young like yours, their cycle can be more unpredictable until they become mature. It isn t safe to have your male around her anytime in the heat cycle as sometimes they will breed even though it isn...

Dogs: Mean barking dog, cooked chicken, dog food
cooked chicken, dog food, diarrhea: Hi Art, You could try giving the dog food and making friends with him although the owner probably would not like that but if he is not courteous enonogh to care about you in the first place, this solution may be helpful although not guaranteed to work on...

Dogs: Mean dog, pack animals, behavior problems
pack animals, behavior problems, play time: James, I believe a probable reason for your dog acting the way she is, is due to the confinement she has. Dogs are pack animals. They live and die by their pack , their family . You were her family. You ve now banished her to solitary confinement where...

Dogs: Mean dog, pourch, drops of blood
pourch, drops of blood, spayed: It is very likely in this case that she has been spayed. You usually can see a small scar below the navel on her belly between her teats just in front of the pelvis. If there is a scar that is about one inch long, it will look like a little line that is lighter...

Dogs: Mean streak in our adopted puppy, aggression problems, obedience class
aggression problems, obedience class, animal massage: Hi Margaret; It sounds like he may have some abusive treatment in his past that has made him more aggressive. A good obedience class would help, but for the aggression, I recommend massages. I have used the Tellington-Touch method of animal massage with...

Dogs: Medical, vet appointment, skin cancer
vet appointment, skin cancer, big black: It could be a lot of things. From a flea nest to a wound to an allergy to an injury. It could even be skin cancer or a tumor. Let s hope for allergy or something simple. Take her to the vet for a diagnosis. Without further information and being able to see...

Dogs: Medical Conditions, blood test results, low platelet count
blood test results, low platelet count, running a fever: Hi,There are so many causes of thrombocytopenia, low platelet count, that it is really hard to say what could be wrong. The fact she has a temp & is sleeping so much indicates a low lying infection. Is she spayed? Has she ever had puppies? Let me know...

Dogs: Medical Problem with Yorkie & Looking for Vet on Long Island, NY, liver shunt, collapsed trachea
liver shunt, collapsed trachea, holistic veterinarian: Hi, Please forgive the length of time it has taken for me to get back to you. I have been focused on trying to get help to the animals effected by Hurricane Katrina. I have a wonderful vet for you to take your precious Yorkie to. I feel terrible that...

Dogs: Medical Question about small breed dog, small breed dogs, anal glands
small breed dogs, anal glands, anal gland: Hi Nicole! This is a problem more with small breed dogs. You really should learn to do this yourself, and everytime you bathe him, drain the anal glands first. It is really very easy, just a bit messy, that s why I prefer to do it in the tub then give...

Dogs: Medical, urinary tract infection, urinalysis
urinary tract infection, urinalysis, red blood: Yes, although as long as he is urinating I don t necessarily think he needs immediate attention. It sounds like he could have a urinary tract infection, so you should get him to your vet as soon as you can so they can run a urinalysis to see exactly why he...

Dogs: Medication is not working, vomiting bile, gastrointestinal problems
vomiting bile, gastrointestinal problems, plain yogurt: Hi Brigitte. I m so sorry for the delay - I was unavoidably away from the computer for a couple of days. Dogs can get IBS and other gastrointestinal problems just like people. In fact, many of the dog foods on the market these days are notoriously difficult...

Dogs: Medicines, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Cody, Yes, in some cases, human meds are ok to use if used properly. But please be advised that you can easily poison a dog or cat if you are not very careful. I am going to copy and paste the information that I give out on two of the most used meds which...

Dogs: Menstrual cycle, menstrual cycle, period 2
menstrual cycle, period 2, first period: Hi Dale; It should be the same as for any dog. They can come into season as early as 5 months, usually aroung 8 months to a year is normal.The cicly is called their season, and it lasts about 3 weeks. They have 2 seasons per year. You can bathe the dog...

Dogs: Menstrual cycles and dogs, menstual cycle, heat cycle
menstual cycle, heat cycle, menstrual cycles: A bitch is in season for three weeks, but some can go a bit longer so it is best to keep her confined for four weeks. Always take her outside while on a leash! Males will be trying to figure out how to get to her, just as she might be thinking of how to get...

Dogs: Mentrual, cindy lou, swelling of the vulva
cindy lou, swelling of the vulva, blood spots: Hello Tanya, What a good Mom. Basically just be there for her and comfort and console her. The TLC method. You may have to get her dog heat panties as while she is sleeping she will not be able to keep up with cleaning herself and you may start to see blood...

Dogs: MIN PIN'S, bordetella vaccine, lyme disease vaccine
bordetella vaccine, lyme disease vaccine, upper respiratory disease: Hi Michael, As I said in my last message to you, a puppy should not be taken from it s mother before 8 weeks of age. Puppies need to be vaccinated with a combination vaccine at 6-8 weeks of age initially, with boosters given every three weeks until...

Dogs: MINI SNAUZCHER IN HEAT FIRST TIME, wearing a diaper, onesie
wearing a diaper, onesie, vulva: It is unlikely that she is pregnant, but one should never say never; boy dogs and sperm are pretty good at getting where they want to go. Dogs do not have to tie to conceive. The dogs need to either be neutered or kept completely separated during the time...

Dogs: Michelle, mg calcium carbonate, light reddish brown
mg calcium carbonate, light reddish brown, hydrogen peroxide: Hi Michelle, Maltese will cut their adult teeth any time form 5 months to 8 months of age. During this time the head structure and mouth are under going many changes causing pressure on the tear ducts. Many Maltese puppies who have had no previous tear...

Dogs: Michro chiping and heat cycles, boston terriers, vets office
boston terriers, vets office, heat cycles: Hi Tara! Your boston will come into her first heat cycle anywhere from 6 months to a year. After that, it will be every 6 months. It is nice to have them micro chipped while they are asleep so that it won t upset them, however, it can be done at anytime...

Dogs: Micro puppy nutrition, puppy nutrition, blood sugar levels
puppy nutrition, blood sugar levels, calcium requirements: I wouldn t suggest any of that. Too much calcium is bad too, and the ratio to phosphorus is critical. You don t want to add calcium unless you know the diet is short on it. I feed my puppies Pro Plan chicken and rice growth formula and nothing else until...

Dogs: Midday feed?, puppy walker, puppy pen
puppy walker, puppy pen, water dish: Hello Amy and thank you for your question, Working people can have dogs don t fret! I work four days a week but shorter hours then yourself, maybe 8 hours on the one longer day of the four but ussally I m home 5 hours after i leave. I leave my current puppy(female...

Dogs: Milestones, adult set, saftey concerns
adult set, saftey concerns, separation anxiety: He will teeth at any time up to about nine months old, it varies wildly, some dogs have a fully adult set of teeth by six months, others may take up to a year. Most dogs teeth naturally and happily and there are few safety concerns. He should just spit the...

Dogs: Min Dachshund puppies 6 weeks old, dachshund puppies, precious little girl
dachshund puppies, precious little girl, vet bill: I m a bit confused here. In the subject line, you say the puppies are six weeks old, but in your question, you say they are six months old. I am going to assume that two days shy of being 6 *WEEKS* old is the correct age. This is WAY too young to remove...

Dogs: Min PIn with a stiff neck, wet hand, head harness
wet hand, head harness, yelps: Hi Jessica, Your first step is to have your dog examined by your vet. She s in pain and you don t know why! Until you can get an appointment with the vet, apply warm compress with either a warm wet hand towel 3 times a day, or a light weight disposable...

Dogs: Min-Pin, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: I doubt it was an accident. He is challenging you fro leadership. 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: My Min Pin, blah blah, x rays
blah blah, x rays, x ray: Hi Jennifer, It would be a big help if you know what condition your dog was diagnosed with. At 11 years, your Chloe is considered to be elderly. It s entirely possible that she s slowing down, and showing the signs of her age, even though until recently...

Dogs: my Min Pin, patellar luxation, baton rouge louisiana
patellar luxation, baton rouge louisiana, parents and grandparents: Margaret, there are many, many min pins in the Baton Rouge area that are listed on Petfinder.com (visit http://search.petfinder.com/search/search.cgi?pet.Animal=Dog&pet.Breed=miniature+pinscher&pet.Age=&pet.Size=&pet.Sex=M&location=Baton+Rouge%2C+LA to see...

Dogs: Min Pin, frequent urination, laura murphy
frequent urination, laura murphy, clear discharge: Lysa, If it was only the one time and hasn t recurred, I wouldn t worry about it. If, however, you notice it again, or if she shows any other symptoms such as scooting her bottom along the carpet, licking, or itching, or frequent urination, you will need...

Dogs: Min Pin Aggression, petcp, obedience class
petcp, obedience class, obedience classes: Hi Maria; Get thee and this little critter into an obedience class right away. She is protecting HER children. I am betting her former owners taught her to do this. Some people are so DUMB! They think a good guard dog is a mean dog. A mean dog is one...

Dogs: Min Pin Bald Spots, sarcoptic mange, hind quarters
sarcoptic mange, hind quarters, bald spots: Hi Cat; It could be some shedding, if the dog is out in the heat, and not under air-conditioning, but I would suspect allergies. Does she seem to itch? If so, that sounds even more like allergies. It could also be mange. Sarcoptic Mange doesn t look like...

Dogs: Min Pin begging and listening, chase game, drug addict
chase game, drug addict, traini: Angela, The good news is that your dog is food-motivated. This can make training much easier. The best way I ve found to teach the come command is to do it with your dog on a long leash. Sit her down and back up a few steps. Hold out a treat and lightly...

Dogs: My Min Pin is not eating, shelley davis, vet bills
shelley davis, vet bills, dry food: Hi, If your puppy is still not interested in food and if his poops are still green, I would strongly advise that you rush him to the vet. The vet can examine the situation and give him something to calm his tummy. He may have had an allergic reaction...

Dogs: Min Pin in heat/pregnant?, sign of pregnancy, definite signs
sign of pregnancy, definite signs, enlarging nipples: Enlarging nipples would be one sign of pregnancy, but all symptoms of pregnancy can be mimicked by bitches going through false pregnancies. Yes, neutered males can still breed; they just shoot blanks after neutering. In some cases, however, it does take...

Dogs: Min Pin not having her heat, cindy lou, dew claws
cindy lou, dew claws, heat cycle: Hello Amanda, It is quite normal for small breeds to only have 1 heat a year, typically yes they do go into heat every 6 months, but 9 months or even 12 months would not be abnormal. Having her dew claws removed should not have any barring on her heat cycle....

Dogs: Min Pin Puppy, little puppy, obedience training
little puppy, obedience training, housebreaking: I am a big believer in outside to potty. However at 8 weeks old, if outside is very far away, the pads or litter box might substitute for the outside spot I advise. I am a strong believer in obedience training too. Again at 8 weeks, your puppy is much too...

Dogs: Min Pin Rescue from Puppymill, little nipples, puppymill
little nipples, puppymill, minpin: Hi Carolyn, Just like some human moms, some canine moms don t get all the way back to normal... the nipples can remain darker, and often remain larger (longer). Since she is a rescue dog, you don t know when she had her last litter. A dog s breasts increase...

Dogs: Min Pin, cod liver oil, puppy chow
cod liver oil, puppy chow, cindy lou: Hello Richard, If you suspect dry skin, she is young and may not be getting enough vitamins, I would add a vitamin supplement to her food. You can purchase this at most pet stores or even your vet. I have also seen dramatic results when adding cod liver oil...

Dogs: Min-pin puppy, obedience class, children and dogs
obedience class, children and dogs, pack members: The very most important thing is giving good leadership to the dog. 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...

Dogs: Min. Schnauzer in heat, excessive heat, schnauzer
excessive heat, schnauzer, adolescence: Yes, the nipples get larger once they come into season. Mine never go off their food when they come in season, but dogs are individuals and maybe that will be normal for yours. They certainly will often ease up on eating when the outside temps get high, so...

Dogs: Minature Dachshund, symptom of diabetes, frequent urination
symptom of diabetes, frequent urination, cateract: Hi Cheyanne, I think you made the right call, this sounds like diabetes to me too. Whatever you do, do not limit your dog s access to water until you have had her evaluated by your vet. Not getting the water she needs at this point could lead to serious...

Dogs: Minature Pincher's Coat, omega 3 fish oil, minature pincher
omega 3 fish oil, minature pincher, quality shampoo: Some dogs, when they are neutered, grow their coat differently... like Afghan hounds that are supposed to have a short-haired saddle along their topline tend to grow in longer, softer coat there after they have been neutered. I would also guess that you...

Dogs: Minature Schnauzer, inner ear infection, heart murmer
inner ear infection, heart murmer, blood pressure meds: Hi, it almost sounds like the blood pressure meds might be messing with her equilibrium a little. Sometimes that can happen when the blood pressure gets a little too light. This is the only thing I can figure if everyone has ruled out a light stroke. Wish...

Dogs: Minature Schnauzer, canine vestibular syndrome, inner ear infection
canine vestibular syndrome, inner ear infection, heart murmer: Hi Don, I wish I could be more of a help, but I m not a doctor, so all I can offer you are guesses. A condition which is often mistaken for a stroke is Canine Vestibular Syndrome Disease. Dogs become disoriented, unbalanced and appeared to be confused....

Dogs: Minature Schnauzer - Kidney & Skin Problem, natural raw diet, dry dog food
natural raw diet, dry dog food, prescription diets: Hi Calvin, Sorry for the delay. I ve been doing a lot of research on stones lately, because it seems many of my questions have revolved around this issue. It is becoming a major problem in all our dogs, not just schnauzers. My own Brittany had a problem...

Dogs: Minature Schnauzer Princess, little paw, eukenuba
little paw, eukenuba, absolute nightmare: You pretty much nailed it with your heading of Princess . That dog of yours has you totally wrapped around her little paw. I speak from experience here... as this has happened to me many times over the years... usually when I was showing a young male and...

Dogs: Minature Schnauzer, inner ear infection, heart murmer
inner ear infection, heart murmer, head tilt: This sounds like the coming and going of vestibular syndrome to me, without the obvious symptoms like the eye movements. We are currently dealing with our 4th vestibular dog in 30+ years, and these four dogs have each been a bit different from each other in...

Dogs: Mini dachshunds, mini dachshunds, female puppies
mini dachshunds, female puppies, separation anxiety: I consider any of the coat low maintenance, and none of them shed allot. The wire coat doesn t shed more then the others...look at Terriers..airedales, wire haired fox, schnauzers..they don t shed at all. As far as 2 pups, I like the idea. I got 2 of my...

Dogs: My Mini Pin has bumps all over his back?, daktacort cream, skin biopsy
daktacort cream, skin biopsy, cortizone shot: Hi Lacy -) I m not sure what this could be hun. As your Dog is allergic to some medications I would also wonder whether he is allergic to some of the contents in his Food. Ask your Vet to perform a allergy test so you know what he is allergic too. Also...

Dogs: Mini Pin dribbling urine HELP!!!!, mini pin, best bet
mini pin, best bet, miniature pinscher: Hi Toni. She could have a bladder or urinary tract infection. Your vet can determine what the problem is with a simple urine test. This can be easily fixed with antibiotics. Sometimes this happens for no reason, even to puppies. Best bet would be taking her...

Dogs: Mini Pincher eye problems, franconia police department, weepy eyes
franconia police department, weepy eyes, allergic conjunctivitis: Hi Rene, Weepy or crusty eyes can be a sign of an eye infection. Left untreated, an infection can lead to blindness. It s for this reason that your first course of action should be to have the dog examined by a vet. Conjunctivitis is the most common...

Dogs: Mini Pincher or Toy fox terrior, toy fox terrior, miniature bull terriers
toy fox terrior, miniature bull terriers, toy fox terrier: Hi Jennie, I have raised two kids along with dogs. From your suggestions, it sounds as though you re looking for a small breed, perhaps because of space requirements. Many of the best kid breeds are among the larger breeds, but there are some smaller...

Dogs: Mini Pinscher/Chihuahua Puppy, indoor cats, puppy dog
indoor cats, puppy dog, mini pinscher: Hi Jennifer, This is very exciting news. I am sure that you are happy about getting your puppy. The best way I would advise you to introduce the puppy and the cats are one at a time. Hold one cat in one arm and the puppy in the other arm eye to eye...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer, mini schnauzer, ovulate
mini schnauzer, ovulate, ovulation: Yes, she has to be in heat in order to get pregnant, but some bitches have been known to have silent heats with little indication that they are even in season. Bleeding or cessation of bleeding has little to do with ovulation; most bitches ovulate during...

Dogs: My Mini Schnauzer, dog food ration, pigs ears
dog food ration, pigs ears, nyla bones: Hi Melissa; Throw out the rawhide too. That stuff is opure calories, and it is dangerous for her. My Veterinarian says the majority of emergency surgeries he does is because of choking ot tearing of intestinal and digestive tracts, from eating rawhide....

Dogs: Mini-Schnauzer Eye Problem, blackwell synergy, low thyroid
blackwell synergy, low thyroid, dogs food: I m sorry to hear about your dog. There are a couple things you might try... first, if she is overweight at ALL, put her on a diet by simply cutting back on her food, eliminating all treats, and increasing her exercise. Schnauzers should *always* be kept...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer ears standing up, puppy ears, buying a puppy
puppy ears, buying a puppy, funky things: Many ears will do funky things during teething, but since yours are both upright at such an early age, it is undoubtedly genetic, and there is nothing to be done about it except to either crop those ears or to break the cartilage to get them to fold over again...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer eyesight problem, veterinary ophthalmologist, eye problems
veterinary ophthalmologist, eye problems, cataracts: Boy, I couldn t begin to guess what is going on as schnauzers can have a number of eye problems (many of which are hereditary). I don t know that I have ever heard of those particular symptoms, but cataracts do come to mind. She wouldn t be able to see things...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer fully grown?, mini schnauzers, animal derivatives
mini schnauzers, animal derivatives, puppy food: I had never heard of Baker s Dog Food so did an internet search, and now see why since you are apparently in the UK. That company certainly made it difficult to find the page with the ingredients list! Are all foods in the UK listed with such a generalized...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer licking her bottom and is it gas?, eagle pet products, anal glands
eagle pet products, anal glands, mini schnauzer: I am not quite sure what you mean by licking her bottom . If she is licking more at her anus and near her tail, it is most likely her anal glands needing to be expressed. Run your thumb and index fingers down alongside either side of her anus and see...

Dogs: Mini-Schnauzer Puppy Aggression towards Children, schnauzer puppy, neighbor kids
schnauzer puppy, neighbor kids, obedience classes: Just as with anyone/anything else, schnauzers are individuals. Some are great with kids, and some are not. Obviously, the ones raised around children have the best chance of being good around all children. But to state minis can have a hard time with children...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzer, wool carpet, schnauzer mini
wool carpet, schnauzer mini, ball in the house: You didn t ask a question here, but I am guessing you want to know why he tires in one circumstance and not in the other. And I have no idea. You might want to discuss this with your veterinarian and see if your dog has a problem, although I cannot imagine...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzers and Shih Tzu, mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzer
mini schnauzers, miniature schnauzer, obedience classes: Both breeds should do well with your criteria. Of course, I am partial to schnauzers as they are extremely unique little dogs, and very much unlike most anything else that is out there. Highly intelligent and very people-oriented for the most part. I have...

Dogs: Mini Schnauzers, mini schnauzers, primary fear
mini schnauzers, primary fear, how to raise a puppy: The primary fear period is usually around eight weeks, but I often see it at seven weeks in my puppies. Yours sounds like she is doing just fine; puppies at that age are true babies.... they play hard and sleep a LOT. Get the book, How to Raise a Puppy...

Dogs: Mini schnauzer, mini schnauzer, how to raise a puppy
mini schnauzer, how to raise a puppy, bladders: Puppies are lots of fun! Getting us up in the middle of the night is pretty typical; they are babies, after all*G*. Chances are he is waking you up because he has to potty; puppies can t last too long in this regard. Here is what I do here. The last feeding...

Dogs: Mini-schnauzer anxiety, loving dogs, fearful behavior
loving dogs, fearful behavior, miniature schnauzer: It could be from his early upbringing or it could be due to inadvertent training , and part of his problem could simply be bad breeding... and maybe it is just an unfortunate combination of all three. Many people feel sorry for their dogs for one reason...

Dogs: Mini schnauzer in heat., mini schnauzer, great dane
mini schnauzer, great dane, to have puppies: Yes keep her away from the great Dane. she is too young to have puppies and she can be spayed at 6 months. I would not recommend a litter before she is spayed. It changes a dogs personality. They sometimes become more aggressive, not all the time, but...

Dogs: Mini schnauzer leash agression, bitter apple, leash parks
bitter apple, leash parks, obedience training: You really should work with the dogs one at a time. Because there are two of them, they are giving each other support and backing each other up . They usually are worse on leash than when loose, as in your case, you have a little pack of three, and they feel...

Dogs: Mini schnauzer pulls on leash, mini schnauzer, obedience classes
mini schnauzer, obedience classes, nilif: There are a number of ways to work with this, and you might find that one will work better with her than another. What I do with mine is keep the leash fairly short so that the dog is right next to me, and when the dog starts to pull ahead, I quickly either...

Dogs: Mini snuzers(?), jack russell terrier, labrador retriever
jack russell terrier, labrador retriever, spayed neutered: Hi, They actually need less exercise than the jack, female is good an the coat is more wiry. The broken coat is a little softer than a schnauzer unless it goes to the silver then it can be very soft. Pick the most layback in the litter and she might now...

Dogs: My Mini, food dish, voracious eater
food dish, voracious eater, quality diet: Some schnauzers can become very picky if you start catering to them. First of all, do be sure you are feeding a good-quality diet (not all products are), put the dish down in front of her, and if she doesn t want to eat it, just pick the dish up and do not...

Dogs: Miniature Dachshund, minature dogs, miniature dachshund
minature dogs, miniature dachshund, heat cycle: They can only become pregnant during their heat cycle. Ovulation time can vary, and sperm can sometimes live for a week, so it is best to keep the girl away from any males for at least four weeks if you don t want her bred (some do have a longer-than-normal...

Dogs: Miniature Dachund with Bladder stones, miniature dachund, vitamin mineral supplements
miniature dachund, vitamin mineral supplements, billjack dog food: Hi Renee, I m sorry to hear of your dog s illness. Most stones occur in dogs 2-10 years of age. Dachshunds are one of several dog breeds that have a high incidence of developing bladder stones. It s not your fault that your dog has developed this...

Dogs: Miniature Daschund puppy, mini dachshunds, austrialian shepherd
mini dachshunds, austrialian shepherd, buying trouble: How old is he? If he is past 8-10 weeks, I would look elsewhere unless the breeder can give you some good answers on how they have met the puppies socialization needs. Puppies that spend their 6-12 weeks in a cramped kennel very likely will be the horror...

Dogs: Miniature daschund, miniature daschund, obedience class
miniature daschund, obedience class, excitment: Yvonne..this is actually a very simple answer, although you may not think it is very helpful. YOu need to hire a trainer or take your dog to obedience class. This is not a simple thing i can teach here, but the things you mentioned will definately be fixed...

Dogs: Miniature Pincher, spayed females, miniature pincher
spayed females, miniature pincher, unspayed females: Hi Rachel, Most dogs, no matter the breed go into their estrous cycle, or heat twice a year. It is possible to have a dog that only has one cycle per year, but that isn t usual, the average is every six months. How long the cycle lasts can vary from...

Dogs: Miniature Pinscher, obediance, miniature pinschers
obediance, miniature pinschers, miniature pinscher: The Miniature Pinscher and very loyal and loving, they will get used to you easily, and can be heart-broken easily. They are very small, and will try to do anything to spend more time with you, so you have to make sure that your dog can t run away to follow...

Dogs: Miniature Pinschers, kitty litter boxes, small breed dogs
kitty litter boxes, small breed dogs, small dogs: Hello Melissa, I do have a customer that uses the liter box method for her shihtzu and she loves it. I guess it s all in the training. My toy poodle is wee wee pad trained. For those times I am running late or we just do not communicate and she has to...

Dogs: Miniature Pomeranians, miniature pomeranian, xs4all nl
miniature pomeranian, xs4all nl, pomeranians: I don t know what this could be, but you should keep a video camera on hand and take some video of your dog doing this so that you can show it to your vet. It might give him a better idea of what to look for. The only thing that comes to my mind is reverse...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Aggressiveness, female miniature schnauzer, fear response
female miniature schnauzer, fear response, miniature schnauzer: There are several things going on here. First of all, Max was acquired at too young an age, before he learned to inhibit his bite, and, apparently, that was never sufficiently taught in your house. My assumption is that the Dobie was the dominant dog, and...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer becoming TOO attached to me, rally obedience, miniature schnauzer
rally obedience, miniature schnauzer, obedience classes: You need to get him into on-going obedience classes and practice Nothing in Life is Free with him. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm Have visitors/strangers make him sit in front of them, offer him treats, and then pet him. A doggie play group probably wouldn...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer - chewing on paws, miniature schnauzer, allergy testing
miniature schnauzer, allergy testing, paws: This is most commonly due to allergies of some sort, but I have a retired agility dog who licks his front feet because of severe arthritis in his toes. Yes, the discoloration is from the dog s saliva. Allergy testing is expensive, but it is really the...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer in heat, miniature schnauzer, social behavior
miniature schnauzer, social behavior, second time: Dogs are all individuals, but I have never had a bitch that acted like that while in season. Many here tend to become more pushy as their season progresses. Did she behave that same way her first time? There is always the chance that she could have something...

Dogs: My Miniature Schnauzer -- Kayla, inverted nipples, miniature schnauzer
inverted nipples, miniature schnauzer, purebreed: This isn t something to worry about,as a number of dogs have missing nipples,or inverted nipples in which they don t descend properly,and unless you plan to breed or show,you don t need to worry about it-but it is good to look for things,but the things to...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Potty Training, mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzer
mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzer, exercise pen: Talk about a case of good news/bad news ! First of all, crate-training is absolutely the best way to housebreak a puppy. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1548&articleid=157 You didn t say how old your puppy is, but I will assume he is...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer problem with floor walking, slippery floors, ceramic tile
slippery floors, ceramic tile, mini schnauzer: Well, I was going to mention nails, but you took care of that one! You might also make sure that you keep the hair on the bottom of his feet scissored short as that can make it slippery for him also. Something has caused him to freak out over the probably...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Stinky Feet, afew days, stinky feet
afew days, stinky feet, corn chips: Dogs sweat through their feet so there isn t anything you can do about this except bathe them on a regular basis. I rather enjoy the odor; it reminds me of corn chips! LOL! (But I can only smell it if I stick my nose in their feet.) I just had another thought....

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer(s) - 2 dogs playing, better than tv, miniature schnauzer
better than tv, miniature schnauzer, good fun: Absolutely! Let them have at it! They will get pretty noisy and sound like they are killing each other, but it is all in good fun and they are getting great exercise while they have a good time, too. Just sit back and enjoy the show! As someone said to me...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Training, miniature schnauzer training, breed obedience
miniature schnauzer training, breed obedience, dog socialization: Obedience training is an absolute must for every dog, particularly schnauzers! They are smarter than most of us*g*, and we need to train them in order to keep on top of them and their numerous antics. Find a good training club in your area and plan on classes...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Urine Control, aggression problem, urine specimen
aggression problem, urine specimen, bladder infection: Your dog needs training in more ways than one. Get him into ongoing obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in Life is Free with him. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm The aggression problem is because your dog has not been properly socialized with other...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzer Won't Poop?, miniature schnauzer, puppy shots
miniature schnauzer, puppy shots, puppy formula: Hi Armando; at 2 months this dog needs to be fed 4 times per 24 hours, so twice a day is not enough to feed her. I don t know how much food you are talking about. I don t measure by how many pieces. Read the label on the back or side of the dog food bag,...

Dogs: Miniature Schnauzers, frozen carrots, miniature schnauzers
frozen carrots, miniature schnauzers, robert langdon: Answer 1: Generally, anytime a dog is overweight it is getting more to eat than it requires. Each dog s metabolism can be different, but I would say that your gal is getting too much to eat each day. 1-1/2 cups is a LOT of food for an average-sized schnauzer,...

Dogs: Miniature Shnauzer, miniature shnauzer, life vest
miniature shnauzer, life vest, hunting dog: Some do, but most don t.... or won t. Many schnauzers detest water and only accept it if it is in their water bowl. Rain is a horrific event for many of them G I will say that many years ago, my second schnauzer was at the lake with my family and she jumped...

Dogs: Miniature SWchnauzer, obedience class, pet store
obedience class, pet store, cutie: I think the answer to this problem is for your husband to enroll with her in a basic obedience class. During this time, you should have nothing to do with the dog. He should be in charge of feeding her, walking her, and training her. The class setting will...

Dogs: Minpin/Italian Greyhound peeing in crate, lessor extent, closet shelving
lessor extent, closet shelving, obedience class: This is an answer recycled from about a week ago: I see many similar questions. It sounds to me like the dog is doing it deliberately to protest being left in the crate, or it could be the stress of being left alone. That is at odds with the conventional wisdom....

Dogs: Minpin pigment loss, demodex mites, pigment loss
demodex mites, pigment loss, vet check: Hello Joseph. My best friend has a Min. Pin. so I can give you first hand advice. Zippy usually gets this problem each summer, sometimes it appears as bumps and then hair loss, or just hair loss. My friend made a trip to the determatologist the first time...

Dogs: Misbehaving dog!, dear abbie, dogs and children
dear abbie, dogs and children, patterdale terrier: Dear Abbie, Thanks for the note. As you well know, teaching a dog to come when called is one of the more challenging tasks for dog owners. Will your dog come when called when you are inside the house? If not, this needs to be perfected before you try...

Dogs: Misquito bites on dogs, labrador retreiver, misquito bites
labrador retreiver, misquito bites, benadryll: Hello...no there isnt really anything else that can be done but I highly reccomend K9 advantex to anyone that has a dog where there are alot of mosquitos as this reples fleas ticks and the only one out there that keeps away moquitos as well. Ask your vet about...

Dogs: Missing hair, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Candice, Yes, I have heard of this happening. It is usually the result of a dog biting themselves because of fleas. If you are positive that is not the reason, then it could very well be allergies, and it could be hormonal. The Vet could run a blood...

Dogs: Misty, family dog, 13 years
family dog, 13 years, ppl: Hi Brianne, Gee, I don t know what the cause of that could be, but it sure doesn t sound good. If she is doing o.k., and your only option is to put her down, then I would let her live a comfortable life until (and if) something goes wrong. She may end...

Dogs: Mites?, ear mites, miticide
ear mites, miticide, ear wax: Hi Shelly; Are you referring to ear mites? If you have one of those little instruments you can look in ears with, ( it is pointed and has a light inside it), you can look in the ear. You would see what looks like dirty ear wax. There is usually blackish...

Dogs: Mixed Breed, english bulldog, c sections
english bulldog, c sections, hybrids: What does one get? One **REALLY UGLY** DAWG!!! I truly hope you were not serious about this breeding. I cannot even imagine the health issues that mix could come up with.... and C-sections are getting VERY expensive. No, I cannot come up with a name either....

Dogs: Mixed breed breeding..., teddy bear puppies, different types of dogs
teddy bear puppies, different types of dogs, standard poodle: Hi Sandi, In this age of designer dogs, we have people inventing and re-inventing different types of dogs. The teddybear pup is an AKC shih tzu and a AKC bichon frise. I have put out a question to a breeder about whether they are breeding two teddybears...

Dogs: My Mixed Dog (Possibley Doberman and Coonhound), coon hounds, droopy ears
coon hounds, droopy ears, petid: Hi Loretta; I don t have a Doberman/Conhound mix. Possibly one of the questioners who wrote me has that kind of dog. 2 of mine are Australian Shepherd mix, and one is a Lhasa mix, and the other is purebred Sheltie. A coonhound would have long droopy ears....

Dogs: Mixed Signal, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, mixed signals: She needs better leadership. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier...

Dogs: MOLES ON DOGS, cancerous cysts, laso
cancerous cysts, laso, moles: Hi Delores, Yes, they have a lot to do with age. The reason your vet wants to remove them is because they could be cancerous. She may do fine for a long time to come. It s just something you might want to think about. It s kind of risky no matter...

Dogs: Mold of some sort on my Dogs paw, wal marts, english bulldog
wal marts, english bulldog, cocker spaniel: HI RHONDA THAT DOES NOT SOUND SO GOOD AT HER AGE. IF SHE IS LICKING IT ALOT, THEN IT HURTS? THOSE COULD BE SMALL CYSTS OR TUMORS. THEY SURELY SHOULD BE CHECKED BY A VET WHEN THEY ARE SLOWLY GOING ALL OVER HER. I JUST LOST MY ENGLISH BULLDOG OF NEAR 12,...

Dogs: Mosquitoes, heart worm, repelling mosquitoes
heart worm, repelling mosquitoes, dryer sheets: While I have never tried the Bounce sheets, there certainly are plenty of people on the internet that swear they work. Here is a site that lists several natural possibilities for mosquitoe repellents. Since I live in the woods of Minnesota with a pond...

Dogs: Mosquitoes, heart worm, dryer sheets
heart worm, dryer sheets, miniature schnauzers: Hi Christena, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner, I have heard that Bounce does that too but don t really know if there is any truth to it. You have to be careful actually putting something on them because they have already had a poison put in them internally...

Dogs: Mother dog mourning loss of puppies, soft toy, solid food
soft toy, solid food, puppies: She will settle down eventually. Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do, its unusual for a mother dog to mourn the loss of her pups at all. Usually they have very little to do with their pups after six weeks old when the pups are mostly eating solid...

Dogs: Mother dog and pups, bloody discharge, vaginal discharge
bloody discharge, vaginal discharge, exception to the rule: Hi kera, take her to the vet to have her checked. There is a bloody discharge that occurs after birth and it lasts awhile but it can be confused with another discharge that may be a dead pup or infections etc. Have the vet eyeball it and check her abdomen....

Dogs: Mother dog, black discharge, foul odor
black discharge, foul odor, birth canal: Hi Tammy! Yes, it is possible that she still have puppies. One could have gotten stuck in the birth canal, blocking not only its own birth, but the birth of any more pups. If you really think she is, take her to a Vet. It may already be too late to save...

Dogs: Mothers milk, karo syrup, puppy formula
karo syrup, puppy formula, mother cats: you have a pretty good indicator there. If they were getting enough milk, they would not be moving from nipple to nipple and whining. They may be getting volumn, but not quality. If the milk is not rich enough, they will behave the same way. Get her to the...

Dogs: Mothers, boxer mix, fresh eggs
boxer mix, fresh eggs, whole grains: Hi, You are definitely asking the wrong person as I am completely against breeding, especially for a dog that is not of a champion blood line. Your dogs are obviously unable to cope with this breeding program and the conditions of their bodies are telling...

Dogs: Mounting problems, dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training
dr jekyll mr hyde, psychological dog training, dog behavior problems: Dear Wendy It s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. Yes it is concerning that your terrier is mounting the yorkie. But lets not look at this one behavior. Rather lets consider the relationship you...

Dogs: Mourning canine mother, utter dismay, nursing mothers
utter dismay, nursing mothers, shiba: Hi, Normally if a mother dog loses a pup, you can give them a stuffed toy with their scent on it which helps them get through it. How old is she? Breeding her again will not help her get over her loss. She won t come in heat again for a couple of months,...

Dogs: Mourning Dog?, bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences
bush flower essences, australian bush flower essences, bach flower remedies: Hi Dana, Thank you for writing to me about your senior dog who is in mourning. My heart goes out to both of you. Losing our close ties is never easy and this sweet boy is certainly feeling the loss. The first suggestion is to take long walks with...

Dogs: Mouthing / Light Nipping, adult teeth, piece of cloth
adult teeth, piece of cloth, yelp: 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: Move changes dogs personality, mild tranquilizer, move changes
mild tranquilizer, move changes, two dogs: hi Amanda, I have seen this happen before, and sometimes it just takes longer, but other times it takes too long. I would suggest you go to the vet and see if he will put him on some prozac for a short time until the anxiety stops. I have seen this work...

Dogs: Moving with my dog/ agression towards people, german shephard, dog agression
german shephard, dog agression, short hair: Hi Jon; I would never recommend moving an inside dog outside. It could very well effect her health advesely. The heat in summer and cold in winter would be very hard on her. at her age, moving her outside and her having to put up with the heat and cold...

Dogs: Moving and housebreaking problems, housebreaking problems, vinegar and water
housebreaking problems, vinegar and water, white vinegar: Hello and thanks for writing. Unfortunately, you must start potty training over againl But if the dog is going in the same spot each time and no where else, there may be a scent there that he does not like. Use a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water to clean...

Dogs: Moving and leaving my dog, tons of time, new location
tons of time, new location, 6 years: Hi Brigid. Well, you could always agree with them to come and get her if she pines too much. From what you say, it sounds like she would adjust to a new family readily. They aren t strangers to her. That will make a big difference, and kids do give a dog...

Dogs: Moving and a new 'friend' for my puppy., rat terrier, quick exit
rat terrier, quick exit, purebreds: At a year, she is still fairly young and will cope with change better than an older dog. I vote to wait until she is settled in to add the second dog. And there is much less likely for problems is the second one if a male. Another year old dog rather...

Dogs: Moving from outside to inside?, cold this winter, lab retrievers
cold this winter, lab retrievers, cold weather: You shouldn t have a problem, Tracie. Forget about the fact that he s been living outside up until now; treat him just as if he were a new dog or puppy that you were just getting. You are right that he should not be out in the cold weather; dachshunds are...

Dogs: Moving, current place, euthanized
current place, euthanized, jack russell: The move shouldn t be too bad for him as long as you try to keep your current routine up once you get moved. For example, try to feed and walk him at the same times you do now, and keep his crate or bed in the same place you do now (if it s next to your bed...

Dogs: Multese party training, best way to potty train a puppy, bathroom breaks
best way to potty train a puppy, bathroom breaks, safe place: If no one is able to let her out of the crate during the day, then yes, you may want to consider putting her in a doggie day care until she is old enough to hold it all day while you are away (which should be anywhere between 6 months and a year of age). ...

Dogs: Multiple Dog Family Question, jack russell terrier, mini pinscher
jack russell terrier, mini pinscher, family question: Hi Tami, It takes about 4 weeks for an adult dog to fit into a pack situation which is what you basically have. The two you will have to watch will be the JRT & the Min-Pin because they are so close in age and they are both high strung breeds. I would give...

Dogs: My Mum`s dog and behaviour after birth, hormonal injection, going into labour
hormonal injection, going into labour, two puppies: Megan, There is always a possibility that she has a pup left, but more than likely she is having contractions from the shot. On the second plus pregnancies the uterus is larger and has more shrinking to do to get back to normal. Thus she is having contractions...

Dogs: Muzzle, shock collars, pack animals
shock collars, pack animals, barking dogs: Nick, for the housebreaking issues, I d suggest that you read through my many previous answers on the subject and try what I ve mentioned already to others. At just 5 months old, your dog needs to be taken outside at least once every 4-5 hours to potty. He...

Dogs: Mysterious Neck Wound, triple antibiotic ointment, shar pei
triple antibiotic ointment, shar pei, hydrogen peroxide: Hi Brenna, you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean up the wound. It will foam up a bit when it hits blood, but it isn t hurting her. You can put triple antibiotic ointment on the wound. But don t let her scratch at it as it will make it worse. Hope this...

Dogs: Mysterious spots appearing on my dog, amstaf, perfect health
amstaf, perfect health, sunburn: There could be many causes for these spots - an allergy, irritation, or something more. I would definitely consult your veterinarian and follow his/her advise. Just in case. Could of course be sunburn. More likely an allergy. Just check with the vet. ...

Dogs: Mystery question about breeding, mystery question, time nov
mystery question, time nov, dog breeding: HI TORRY, ON THE FIRST TIE OR BREEDING TO A STUD DOG IS WHAT YOU GET BE IT ONE PUP TO IN SHEPHERDS CAN GO TO 14 PUPPIES. I BRED ROSETTA LAST YEAR ON HER 16TH HEAT DAY AND SHE HAD TEN PUPPIES. I BRED HER THIS TIME ONE TIME NOV 16TH, NEXT DAY SHE WENT OUT...

Dogs: i'm confussed, alsatian, true cause
alsatian, true cause, bloodline: Of course they get too old to breed. That is a TERRIBLE reason for having a dog. Breeding them as often as they come into season and then discarding them is horrible and cruel. Having a fine blooded dog, and breeding them once, every 2 or 3 years, to a...

Dogs: I'm not sure if my dog is in labor...., pregnancy in dogs, oral thermometer
pregnancy in dogs, oral thermometer, first stage of labor: Hi Tisha, Here are some of the things that should happen as your dog begins to deliver her puppies: Pregnancy in dogs last approximately 63 days (56-69 days). Toy breeds may deliver a week earlier while large breeds often deliver later. Two weeks before...

Dogs: I'm having a hard time potty training my 6 month old dog, nutro max, sexual maturity
nutro max, sexual maturity, cockapoo: I would recommend that you have the dog neutered first, Amy. His regression *could* be due to his entering sexual maturity and wanting to mark his territory. He is a mixed breed, so he should not be bred anyway. Neutering will be best for him in the long...

Dogs: I'm looking for a dog.., jogging companion, golden puppy
jogging companion, golden puppy, puppy mill: A Golden might work fine for you. I think the retrievers need to both be able to lie quietly until the ducks come, and then spring to action to retrieve the ones that are shot. Puppies take up a lot of time and money. When there are an adult, they may...

Dogs: I'm thinking about buying a lab, labrador retriever, genders
labrador retriever, genders, puppy: No I don t think there is a big difference esp if the animal is fixed-it s more of the personality then anything Labs are pretty active and friendly as well as smart For what you are looking for,you probably want to avoid a shy or quiet puppy as they...

Dogs: I'm thinking of getting a..., gentle giants, little dogs
gentle giants, little dogs, temperment: HI HENRY THEY ARE SWEET, GOOD PETS, NOT HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, BUT CAN BE TAUGHT TO BE OBEDIENT. THEY CAN ALSO GET VERY MEAN WITH PEOPLE AND OTHER DOGS. SO, IF U GET ONE SOCIALIZE IT WELL DAILY WITH PEOPLE ON THE STREET AND PARKS TO PET AND GIVE IT A HUG AND...

Dogs: I'm worried about my dog, voracious eaters, thyroid problems
voracious eaters, thyroid problems, matter what kind: Carrie, I would have her checked again at the vet. Not just for worms, but a general blood panel to check for thyroid problems, diabetes, and other conditions that can affect weight and appetite. If she checks out okay, she s just one of those voracious...

Dogs: why is he so mad, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: 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: maggie, cavalier king charles, petstore
cavalier king charles, petstore, clicker: What you can do is buy a clicker from a petstore,and click it when she does that that and and say here and give her a treat EVERYTIME she comes to you when you use the clicker,because in case of emergency you need her to come to you Use a treat that is...

Dogs: maggots in pup, maggot infestation, emergency first aid
maggot infestation, emergency first aid, small apartment: Hi, the best thing to do is clean the wound daily and then apply the cream. You can also get fly ointment that goes on wounds to help keep the flys away. It is called flys off and you can purchase it online at practically any pet store or feed supply. It...

Dogs: major housebreaking regression, loose cannon, arbitrary time
loose cannon, arbitrary time, housebreaking: Do you think he could be marking, Penney? He is at about the right age for that to be kicking in, even though he is neutered (we don t know when that was done, do we?). I would still have the vet do a urinalysis just to rule out stones or infection (which...

Dogs: male black lab 18 mons, kidney failure, digestive upsets
kidney failure, digestive upsets, appitite: This is all a big mess. So far as I know, all the dangerous products were the canned and moist foods. It has lead to a reexamination of what is going into many other foods. They are finding more chows with borderline stuff in them. I am still feeding my...

Dogs: male boxer, female beagle, male boxer
female beagle, male boxer, obedience school: Well this sounds like a dominance issue One thing you can try is to put him in a crate at night,also don t allow him on the bed,as that can give him the feeling of being alpha dog Another you could try is putting him in obedience school,to establish...

Dogs: having two male chihuhua's, household dogs, aggressive tendencies
household dogs, aggressive tendencies, nilif: It totally depends on the dogs, Allison. I would strongly suggest that you have them both neutered, because that will help curtail any aggressive tendencies by getting rid of the hormone testosterone. How does your current dog behave around other dogs...

Dogs: male cockapoos, poly rope, obedience class
poly rope, obedience class, tie knots: Perhaps before trying a professional, you might work at building up his confidence. Start with obedience training. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs in the household...

Dogs: male dog acting strange, jack russell terrier, spayed females
jack russell terrier, spayed females, male puppy: Hello, This is normal and very weird and I ve witnessed my jack russell terrier also neutered andis 2 yerars old doing this chattering his teeth after smelling my spayed females butt and he also has humped mid air before not even by the other dogs i own.,...

Dogs: male dog breeding, answering services, best of luck
answering services, best of luck, half hour: Hi Heather, Four hours sounds excessive, usually the male and female will not separate for up to a half hour, the tie can last longer though. Do not try to separate the dogs during the tie, because it can injure either or both animals. Sooner or later,...

Dogs: does a male dog go in heat, positive reinforcement, male dogs
positive reinforcement, male dogs, social statements: Dear Heather, Thanks for the question. Male dogs don t have limited periods for reproducing, they can reproduce all year. Anytime there is a marked, sudden change in behavior, it s best to rule out medical problems. Have your vet check him out. Is...

Dogs: my male dog licks pee, obedience class, miniature schnauzer
obedience class, miniature schnauzer, natural instincts: It is a bit disgusting, but I don t think it is very harmful. If you can t control him, that suggests a leadership problem. The key to most behavior problems is approaching things using the dog s natural instincts. Dogs see all the people and dogs...

Dogs: male dog peeing blood, veterinarian asap, urinary tract infections
veterinarian asap, urinary tract infections, soft stool: Hi Connie, Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of blood in the urine. The infection may be in the kidneys, bladder, or urethra (the tube through which urine flows). Dogs with urinary tract infections will usually urinate much more often than...

Dogs: ?male dog uti, male yorkie, yorkie poo
male yorkie, yorkie poo, male dogs: Hi Jennifer, A urinary tract infection can happen to any breed of dog. In male dogs, blood in the urine may mean that the prostate gland has become infected. You should have your dog examined by your vet to find out if this is a prostate problem, urinary...

Dogs: My male dog, territorial aggression, male dogs
territorial aggression, male dogs, testosterone levels: Hi Yanni First let me say what a beautiful breed the Boerboel is! Aggression is definitely as issue that neutering will resolve. Unless you re planning on breeding this dog, there s no reason for you NOT to have him neutered. It s a myth that neutering...

Dogs: male dogs, male dogs, ambient temperature
male dogs, ambient temperature, sex drive: BELIEVE ME, if you have male dogs hanging around your house, they are *ALL* intact. Absolutely no need to go searching for testicles! Your bitch is now in prime heat and you must watch her like a hawk! Be sure to take her outside on a leash, even if you should...

Dogs: two male dogs, bullmastiff puppy, bullmastiff breed
bullmastiff puppy, bullmastiff breed, male dogs: Hi Marty, The answer to your question would be very difficult to determine without lots more information. Is your adult male terrier good with other dogs, and specifically will he tolerate the antics of a puppy that will most likely outsize him within...

Dogs: Two male dogs, neuter clinics, free spay neuter
neuter clinics, free spay neuter, humane shelters: Nena, The only thing you can do is separate them. Check around, there are many free spay/neuter clinics out there. Call your local humane society. If you can prove that you make under a certain dollar amount,many humane shelters will fix your pet for free....

Dogs: male and female dogs, female dogs, rule of thumb
female dogs, rule of thumb, silly questions: Hi Laura, your question is not silly. some breeds get along in general with other dogs and some don t, but the rule of thumb is that mostly a male and female of any breed will get along well. However, don t just go to each other s house and bring the...

Dogs: male and female jack russell terriers, jack russell terriers, dog to dog aggression
jack russell terriers, dog to dog aggression, aggressive outbursts: Without seeing them first hand, it s difficult to say what you should do, training-wise. I would first make an appointment at the vet s to have Delilah checked out. Tell the vet about her sudden aggressive outbursts, and make sure that she is first, healthy,...

Dogs: male or female, cindy lou, rear legs
cindy lou, rear legs, shihtzu: Hello Teresa, To make it as plain and simple to you, I will try to give you a visual...If the private parts are just between where the rear legs meet, basically at the bottom of the belly only then it s a female. If the private parts start at that area...

Dogs: my male mating with female, stud dogs, pant
stud dogs, pant, bitch: Hi Candy, You may need to hold her to help him. If he is experienced, then she just may not be lined up right. If you are comfortable about it and he has not problem with you handling him, you can place him in her as he is mounted on her. Some stud dogs...

Dogs: about male pug, artificial insemination, trys
artificial insemination, trys, cindy: Cindy, There may be a size difference that is interferring. Or she may not be ready, although at 2 weeks she should be. check with your vet to see if everything physical is ok with both of them. You can also have artificial insemination if he is getting...

Dogs: male puppy, male puppy, abdominal cavity
male puppy, abdominal cavity, toy breeds: Yes your puppy still needs to be fixed. Most of the time the testicles are still there but are up inside the abdominal cavity. The surgery is a bit more complicated than neutering a dog whose testicles are fully dropped. Your vet will decide whether it s best...

Dogs: I have a male rotweiller age..., border collie, kittens
border collie, kittens, two dogs: hm... it can be from new pet at home. Try always to say them that you love them too very much, and other, to think, that they re important to you like new kitten. Also, look at them always, maybe yyou will see that they re starting to search a place to do...

Dogs: male vs. female, toy poodle, cindy lou
toy poodle, cindy lou, female toy: Hello Jim, it s a personal preference. Males tend to be more loving, although my female toy poodle couldn t be more affectionate. Males lift their legs on furniture, sometimes even if they are fixed. Females squat and can be hard to potty train, they also...

Dogs: male vs female, female chihuahua, chihuahuas
female chihuahua, chihuahuas, little guys: Hello...yes a female will be the same..it has nothing to do with the sex of the dog, it has to do with the dog you pick. There may be a dog in the litter that wont be as playful but it has nothing to do with the breed. I was curious as to why you wont get...

Dogs: malnutritioned dog, canned dog food, kibbles
canned dog food, kibbles, english setter: Hi Elizabeth, Don t feed canned food, it tends to go right through them and doesn t, as they say, stick to their ribs. It also isn t good for their teeth due to the sugar content. You can mix a very small amount of canned with dry if for some reason he...

Dogs: maltease, vaginal swab, mammary glands
vaginal swab, mammary glands, pregant: Melissa, if you do not know the answer to this question, you have no business owning an intact female dog. However, signs that your dog may be pregnant include her gaining weight, and her mammary glands increasing in size. Your vet can do a vaginal swab as...

Dogs: maltese, urine culture, s system
urine culture, s system, medical problem: Is he neutered, Carmen? If not, he is probably marking. He may also have an infection. I would recommend having a vet do a urine culture to determine whether or not it is a medical problem. Neutering him would be something to consider as well, but that won...

Dogs: my maltese, closet shelving, maltese puppy
closet shelving, maltese puppy, canned pumpkin: The best solution is to clean up the stools before she has a chance. You could try food additives too, pineapple juice, canned pumpkin, or the commercial products Forbid and Deter. Dogs love to play chase. What fun to have you running after her. Turn...

Dogs: maltese grooming, andis clipper, kool lube
andis clipper, kool lube, cindy lou: Hello Wes, I would recommend the Andis clipper it comes in 1 or 2 speeds. For a novice a 1 speed is enough, the 2nd speed is for matted or heavy coated dogs. You will need a 10 blade which will come with the clippers for the tail, tummy and around the eyes,...

Dogs: maltese health problem, signs of colon cancer, early signs of colon cancer
signs of colon cancer, early signs of colon cancer, maltese shih tzu mix: Hi Joelle, You need to take her to a Vet. It could be hookworms, but it may be a sign of other problems such as polyps on the colon or even early signs of colon cancer. I don t mean to scare you, I m just giving you possible reasons. Whenever there is...

Dogs: maltese nail biting, hills zd, cindy lou
hills zd, cindy lou, antibiotic cream: Hello Mindy, Yes there is something that you can get from the vet or online at drsfosterandsmith.com that is called vet wrap, you may recognize it as what your vet wraps around your dogs leg after drawing blood. It won t stick to the fur and will not come...

Dogs: My maltese poodle is extremely itchy. Any ideas?, maltese poodle, yeast problem
maltese poodle, yeast problem, hypoallergenic diet: Hi Joey, Your hypoallergenic food may still have something in it that he is allergic to. Check the ingredients for things like wheat. A lot of dogs that have allergies to wheat will scratch like that. As far as the ear infections, if he has recurrent infections,...

Dogs: maltese poodle nails, maltese poodle, cindy lou
maltese poodle, cindy lou, outer rim: Hello Dot, Let me try to explain this to you with a visual. Imagine the dog s nail like you would a tree. When you cut a tree down if you cut closer to the top of the tree (the end of the nail) the inside part of the tree looks pretty much the same color....

Dogs: maltese poodle (toy), maltese poodle, poodle toy
maltese poodle, poodle toy, green discharge: If the discharge from her nose is clear, then I wouldn t worry about it too much and if she keeps sneezing you can give her about a half a benadryl, but that will make her sleepy and its only to make her more comfortable. Its possible that something in the...

Dogs: maltese problem urinating, cancer of the uterus, having trouble urinating
cancer of the uterus, having trouble urinating, prostrate cancer: Hello, I wouldnt say prostate cancer after all that is why we alter our pets so they cant get this or cancer of the uterus or ovries in females...do you have another vet in the area? try going to him or her instead for a second opinion and really I dont see...

Dogs: I have a maltese pup who is..., natures miracle, metal comb
natures miracle, metal comb, cindy lou: Nicole, He has got to be the cutest! As for the brown stain, well you might try using a cotton ball soaked with warm water and clean under his eye daily at least 3 times. If this does no good, the reason some dogs get the brown staining is because the tear...

Dogs: maltese reoccuring uti, reoccuring uti, veterinarian
reoccuring uti, veterinarian, medication: Have your veterinarian do a culture so that your dog can be put on the correct antibiotic and clear the problem up once and for all. And make certain that the dog takes ALL her medication, and I would get enough for three weeks rather than the more usual 10-14...

Dogs: my maltese shizu isint playing, odor neutralizers, confinement area
odor neutralizers, confinement area, shizu: Dear Kiana, Thanks for the questions. How old is your pup? Puppies sleep a lot. It can take up to two weeks in a new home before puppies get settled in to a routine. Make a note of how many hours your puppy sleeps and how many hours your puppy plays....

Dogs: maltese terrier, maltese terrier, bowel movements
maltese terrier, bowel movements, lesley: Lesley, Usually this is a misunderstanding in the dog. Keep her on leash when in the house and hook it to your belt. This way she will be with you at all times and you can correct her with a NO and take her outside if she goes to squat. This shouldn...

Dogs: maltese, tear stain remover, haired dogs
tear stain remover, haired dogs, eye specialist: No you do not need to take her to an eye specialist. This is very common with white haired dogs. It doesn t surprise me that the stain remover is not working...it never does. The best you can do is to keep the dogs hair trimmed short under his eyes so that...

Dogs: mama dog not giving milk, vet asap, milk replacement
vet asap, milk replacement, rat terrier: That is very unusual, Sandy. I would take her and the surviving pup to the vet ASAP. She could have an infection or something that is keeping her from producing milk, and the vets can give the puppy fluids and milk to help keep it alive if it s struggling....

Dogs: mama dogs, puppies, mama
puppies, mama, dogs: Um, Beth, no. Trying to bury puppies is not normal. I m not sure I fully understand what it is she s doing, though. Is she treating them like a bone? In other words, is she consciously picking them up, carrying them somewhere, digging the hole, placing them...

Dogs: mama has very little milk, tube feeding, losing ground
tube feeding, losing ground, shih tzu: I just keep plenty of water and food down for the bitch. The milk often doesn t come in for 2-3 days as the first 24 hours it is just colostrum. The nursing should stimulate the milk to drop, but keep an eye on the puppies, weighing them, etc. If they start...

Dogs: My mama wants nothing to do with her puppys :0(, shih tuz, vet hospital
shih tuz, vet hospital, health clearances: Yes, Lorrie, her age could definitely be a factor. I m a bit upset that you would breed such a young dog - she s still a puppy herself. I hope that you will be more responsible in the future, and if you plan on breeding her again, make sure to do the appropriate...

Dogs: mange, ear mite, vet medicine
ear mite, vet medicine, sarcoptic mange in dogs: Hi Cam :-) Aw your poor Dog. He must be very itchy. I haven t had to deal with Mange myself personally so I don t know much information about it but I will see what I can find out for you that might help you. But I can tell you that you do need to take...

Dogs: mange, female yorkie, degree of dehydration
female yorkie, degree of dehydration, afriend: Absolutely, if you have any questions about your dog s health or suspect that something isn t right, you should take her to see your veterinarian. A good way to check for dehydration is to pull up the skin on your dog s neck and shoulders. The skin will...

Dogs: mange, dr martin goldstein, shirleys wellness cafe
dr martin goldstein, shirleys wellness cafe, sweet puppy: Hi Shalimar, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet puppy. I am sorry that he is suffering so much. My advice is to seek a dermatologist for a second opinion. Additionally, if this is due to his immune system I can make a recommendation for...

Dogs: mange, shelley davis, itchy rash
shelley davis, itchy rash, skin condition: Dear Bryan, Thank you for writing to me and congratulations on your new puppy. Your dog can be scratching from many things...anything from allergies to a reaction to vaccinations to a skin condition. It is imperative that you have your vet examine your...

Dogs: mange, allergy pills, dog shampoos
allergy pills, dog shampoos, face cloth: I ve nver experianced mange with any of my dogs but can say that Benadryl 25 ML (people allergy pills given one every 24 hours or one every 12 hours depending how bad the dog is sratching works wonders and my two small terriers with allergies take one every...

Dogs: mange, demodex mite, demodex canis
demodex mite, demodex canis, legged critters: Hello Robin :-) 1) Mange comes in three varieties: Demodectic, Cheyletiella and Sarcoptic. It is caused by different species of mites, tiny eight-legged critters related to spiders. Demodectic mange is caused by Demodex canis, a tiny mite that cannot...

Dogs: marking, leash correction, chair legs
leash correction, chair legs, baby gates: When I take my dogs for a walk, I do not allow them to mark. With one of my dogs, this is very important because if she is allowed to mark, she starts becoming defensive towards other dogs, thinking that they are intruding on her territory since she has marked...

Dogs: mass's growning on him, fatty tumors, english pointer
fatty tumors, english pointer, couple spots: Get a second opinion. Sometimes it s worth the extra expense just to have some peace of mind. While it s true that Dal s are prone to fatty tumors they are not always benign. It s probably nothing to worry about, but change the probably to definitely by getting...

Dogs: a mass by her stomach, intestines, best of luck
intestines, best of luck, veterinarian: Hi Heather, It s very possible that the lump you found is a tumor. That said, many types of tumors are noncancerous. It s important that you have your dog examined by your veterinarian, so you know exactly what you re dealing with. Treatments vary...

Dogs: mat training, bichon frise puppy, shelley davis
bichon frise puppy, shelley davis, training your puppy: Dear Wadih Azar, Please speak to your vet about your puppy s illness. It is not normal for a puppy to get sick from lying on a mat on his stomach. It is unnatural for a puppy to be on his back. You should also work with a dog trainer that uses only...

Dogs: matching breeds to live under one roof, mini dashund, shi tzu
mini dashund, shi tzu, toy poodle: Well another small breed would be a good idea,the best breeds would probably be a mini dashund,a toy poodle,shi tzu or a Pekinese Another good idea is to go down to your local shelter and tell them what you are looking for and if they have a dog you are...

Dogs: mating, terrier mix, mate
terrier mix, mate, dogs: I m not exactly clear about what your question is. If you mean, How many times do they come into heat? Well this depends on the dog. The average for most dogs is every 6 months. If you meant something different, I would be happy to try and help you. But...

Dogs: mating, sethoscope, border collies
sethoscope, border collies, collies: Hi, Her nipples should become enlarged and slightly red. The vulva shuld also have stayed larger than normal. You won t be able to hear the puppies hearts, they are too small and the beat is very fast. Around 7 weeks you may want to get an xray if she...

Dogs: mating, pitbull, good luck
pitbull, good luck, nancy: Hi, you count the first day you see blood as day ONE. You can breed on the 11th day and the 13th and keep them apart the rest of the time. You might separate them before hand as well so they are more eager when she comes into heat good luck nancy ...

Dogs: mating, fertilization process, female pit
fertilization process, female pit, bitches in season: Chances are pretty good that she is indeed pregnant. Not all bitches ovulate at the same time. You need to contact your vet immediately as there are things that can be done to prevent pregnancy, such as mis-mate shots or hormone treatments. Spaying can...

Dogs: mating season, male dogs, mating season
male dogs, mating season, spaying: Hi Yvonne; Their season lasts right at three weeks, so you have a couple of weeks to go yet. I am not aware of anything that will stop a season, or that responsible Veterinarians will spay during a season. There was at one time a pill to stop their season,...

Dogs: mating, vet visit, male dogs
vet visit, male dogs, pregnancy test: Hi Renee, Any domestic dog can mate with ANY other domestic dog, no matter the breed, as you may be discovering by now. You d have to take your female dog in for a vet visit to have a pregnancy test done if you want to find out for sure. That might be...

Dogs: max,6 years old lab-sherperd mix, lung worms, kennel cough
lung worms, kennel cough, coughing in dogs: Hi Korie :-) Coughing in Dogs can occur for a variety of reasons. In smaller, middle aged Dogs it is usually Heart related such as a Enlarged Heart. But because the coughing has just started, I wouldn t think it was Heart related but more of a viral thing...

Dogs: mayday!!! we need help with our new puppy, boxer puppy, dog rescuers
boxer puppy, dog rescuers, coincidentally: Amy, you are on the right track, you just need to keep it up! I see no reason why she can t go in her crate at night. Put the crate next to your bed so she doesn t feel like she s being banished or punished. If she cries, ignore her. This is going to be the...

Dogs: mean dog, pitbull rescue, fighting dogs
pitbull rescue, fighting dogs, weeks of pregnancy: Hi Maria, If you are afraid that this dog might attack you and/or your child, then if it we me, I would have the dog put to sleep. At the very least, call a pitbull rescue group and have them take her. No one wants a dog that is vicious except for those...

Dogs: mean dog, animal rescue groups, weeks of pregnancy
animal rescue groups, weeks of pregnancy, pit bulls: Hi Maria; Since you don t want this dog anymore, call the rescue groups in your area. There are animal rescue groups that will take mixed breeds, and some rescues that only take a particular breed. There are rescue groups for Pit Bulls. If you find one,...

Dogs: mean dog, weeks of pregnancy, kittens
weeks of pregnancy, kittens, rednose: Hi Ashley, First off your pit should not be with any other animals within 2 weeks of giving birth. She will be more protective and not put up with any other animals around her. As far as the situation with the Australian Shepherd what you are dealing with...

Dogs: mean puppy!, sweet puppy, dog obedience class
sweet puppy, dog obedience class, cindy lou: Hello Krissy, I think he is just coming into his own. Getting more comfortable and trying out new things. Using a firm NO when he bites will help, also remember to give him something else to chew on. Just like a small child, tell him no to unacceptable...

Dogs: mean puppy, austrailan shepard, obedience classes
austrailan shepard, obedience classes, approch: Hi Kimber, I would suggest that you started formal obedience classes before you would use an E-collar. The dog should develop a respect for the word No! You can use the leash and collar to give corrections for behavior as well so that when he was jumping...

Dogs: mean streak, obedience classes, cocker spaniel
obedience classes, cocker spaniel, volhard: You need to assert yourself more and establish that you (all people in the family) are alpha and he is not. You should be able to take anything from him without him making a fuss. Get him into on-going obedience classes and start practicing Nothing in...

Dogs: what does this mean ?, macadamia nuts, canine teeth
macadamia nuts, canine teeth, soup bones: Hi, I would need a better description of what your dog is doing with its nose before I can tell you if it is common or what it means. As far as shaking, they do it for many reasons, one is of course, to get water off of them, but they also shake to get...

Dogs: medical, health food store, holistic methods
health food store, holistic methods, internal fire: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...my computer crashed and I had to have it looked at and fixed. I don t know what your location is but the first thing I would look to is Lyme. Once that is ruled out, he should be examined by a...

Dogs: medical, yeast infection, yelps
yeast infection, yelps, dog groomer: Hi, he really does need to go back to the vet to check for a yeast infection, but in the mean time, try giving him some yogurt in his diet. That can help kill bad bacteria in yeast. A tablespoon with his food everyday can sometimes help, but I would try...

Dogs: medical, resistant bacteria, potent drugs
resistant bacteria, potent drugs, veterinary care: With an active infection, which sounds aggressive, you need to get the dog to your veterinarian immediately. Giving the incorrect antibiotics can make the condition become more aggressive by killing off only the infective agents that are succeptable to the...

Dogs: medical conditions, cattle dogs, eye infections
cattle dogs, eye infections, terramyacin: Hi Marcia, Yesit is common if they are around a lot of dust because they are so low to the ground. You can buy some tears medication to clean out the eyes everyday. You can also buy some Terramyacin from the local pet store to put in the eyes if they get...

Dogs: not a medical question - lab injury habit, basket muzzle, partial amputation
basket muzzle, partial amputation, bitter apple: Well there is a soft e-collar which works better,because the dog can do anything except lick here s a link to where you can order one: http://www.bonafido.com/page6.html Also what you can try is to get a Kong toy(available in all petstores)and stuff...

Dogs: medical question, kennal cough, malti poo
kennal cough, malti poo, upper respiratory infection: Hi Kylee, Dogs can get the equivalent to a cold, called an upper respiratory infection which she could possibly be getting. You are doing the right thing by taking her to the vet to make sure that everything is ok, because there is nothing you can do at...

Dogs: medical, elbow dysplasia, self medicate
elbow dysplasia, self medicate, hip dysplasia: Hi Mike, It s very likely that your dog is beginging to show the symptoms of Hip (and Elbow) Dysplasia, or Osteoarthritis. These are degenerative joint conditions commonly seen in medium to large sized dogs. Dogs of all ages are subject to the symptoms...

Dogs: medication for cold given at shelter, proper medication, medication name
proper medication, medication name, parasitic worm: Hi Selma, Congrats on getting a new puppy! I can t tell you what the drug Chloro is. It may be an abbreviation, there are dozens of medications who s name begins with CHLORO . Because you were advised to handle the medication with gloves, I would...

Dogs: medium breeds, hunting dogs, medium breeds
hunting dogs, medium breeds, guard dogs: I assume by qualities you are refering to traits, life span, benefits and liabilities. For small breeds you are looking at a life span of around 18-20 years, with good health care. most can do on one walk per day, with regular potty breaks. remeber thaat...

Dogs: menstruation, dogs in heat, petstores
dogs in heat, petstores, yorkie: Hello, Well you can get pads and underware via petstores for dogs in heat. It lasts 10-14 days the last few days is when tehy can get pregnant so be careful if bred by a larger dog she would have many problems. And no she needs nothing extra thou as in people...

Dogs: messing in crate, lessor extent, closet shelving
lessor extent, closet shelving, wire grid: It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate at first. What the puppy wants more than anything else is to be with others, you, anyone else in the household, and any other pets. In our modern society, even if we are home, other things distract us...

Dogs: messing up walls, doggie daycare, exercise pen
doggie daycare, exercise pen, holes in the wall: Of course there is. You can get an X-Pen (short for exercise pen) for him to stay in, in the middle of the room so he can t get to the walls. You can build him a nice kennel out in the yard to stay in while you re at work (if you have a yard). You can put...

Dogs: milk engorgement, milk glands, heat packs
milk glands, heat packs, engorgement: Hi Fiona, Your female has mastitis, and needs medical attention. She will needs antibiotics, as well as heat packs to bring down the swelling. You do not want to try to milk her out as it will be extremely painful and make matters worse. Hope this helps,...

Dogs: milking mom, tail wags, teats
tail wags, teats, dog food: In my experience if it is not ABSOLUTLY nessecary (she rolled in dog poop, went swimming in a swamp, tried to eat or make friends with a skunk) to bath the dam then wait until the pups are completely off her milk. I am sure that a dog shampoo made for puppies...

Dogs: min pin, female puppy, female dogs
female puppy, female dogs, cycle period: Hi Megan, Female dogs get the most health benefits from being spayed before the onset of their first heat cycle. That means now is the time to have your dog spayed, as the average age for the cycle to begin is at 5 or 6 months. Best of luck, Patt...

Dogs: my min pin, vet visit, mini pins
vet visit, mini pins, miniature pincher: THere are several different things that it could be, something similar to acne is very common in mini pins and this could be what your dog has. A vet visit is the best thing to do but if you can t, or until you can, shampoo (the area) every day with nizoral...

Dogs: min pin aggression, mannered dogs, young butt
mannered dogs, young butt, ton of bricks: Hi Kristen; I think you have two problems in one dog, a bit too aggressive, and a little but of a strong will about getting his way (spoiled). He can stroke at you and bite, and intimidate you. Come down on him like a ton of bricks for that. He is establishing...

Dogs: My min pin is biting, behaviorist, human contact
behaviorist, human contact, nips: Terra, it s doubtful that getting another dog is going to solve this one s problems. If he had had no human contact until he was 4 months old, he may never fully come around. I would strongly suggest that you try and find a trainer/behaviorist in your...

Dogs: min pin biting, obedience class, leash correction
obedience class, leash correction, training collar: Gail, I do not think it s too late to work with your dog to stop this behavior. However, I do want to remind you that the first rule of dog ownership is to never leave kids and dogs together unsupervised, no matter how big the dog is, or how sweet the dog...

Dogs: min pin licking his pee, bad habit, wee wee
bad habit, wee wee, behavior modification: This is mostly just a bad habit that requires some behavior modification. He s a puppy and might ve been kept in an area that was too small for him to remain clean. Many breeders do this. Just get his attention when you catch him doing it and let him know...

Dogs: min pin obedience training, obedience training, potty train
obedience training, potty train, eys: Hi Priscilla, Yes Min Pins can be hard headed. Where did you get your min pin and how old was she when you got her? Also what are you doing to train her? When are you feeding her, how often do you let her out, does she go on pads, etc. I would need to...

Dogs: min pin pregnancy, having puppies, impending labour
having puppies, impending labour, tiny puppies: She is a little young to be having puppies - ideally a dog should not be mated before two years old, since thats the earliest all the necessary health tests can be performed, so shouldnt be having puppies until about 2 1/2, so I will assume this is an accidental...

Dogs: min pin pup, min pin puppies, puppy milk replacer
min pin puppies, puppy milk replacer, thin gruel: Hi Teresa, Ideally, at 3 weeks of age, puppies should still be nursing from their mother. Puppies this young may not have teeth yet! If the mother dog is not avilable, and you are able to, bottle fed these puppies 4-5 times a day. Don t use cow s milk....

Dogs: min pin puppy, body temprature, eye dropper
body temprature, eye dropper, derections: Puppy milk replacement formula is avalible at vet offices and petstores and sometimes even walmart, get some of this and feed it according to derections which would mean adding water to a dry mix and warming it to body temprature as if it was coming from the...

Dogs: min pin training, separation anxiety, animal lover
separation anxiety, animal lover, panics: Hi, Your uncle s min pin is suffering from a condition called separation anxiety where a dog basically panics whenever the owner leaves and becomes destructive to try and relieve the anxiety. The best thing for a dog who has that condition is better off mentally...

Dogs: min pin whelping, first pup, male pup
first pup, male pup, half an hour: No its not normal, the dog really needs to see a vet, having been in labour for so long there may be damage and there may even be another pup still inside. At this point this should be considered an emergency. She should really have seen a vet within half...

Dogs: min pin, sire, puppies
sire, puppies, dawn: Hi Rhonda, It would depend on how big the sire of the pups were. Also, how big were her parents? Was she a runt or the same size as the rest of the pups in her litter? Basically the genetic size of both parents will determine if your female will have problems...

Dogs: two min pins, cratetraining, freewebs
cratetraining, freewebs, min pins: I cant explain this eiter but you need two crates not one...if the dgs get upset with one another and your not home of curse there will be blood shed. The rule is one dog to a crate please see my website for info on crat training and sizing. http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/cratetraining.htm...

Dogs: min schnauzer, mini schnauzers, toilet train
mini schnauzers, toilet train, mini schnauzer: 1. Am I correct that you don t want your puppy to ever potty outside? Allowing it to go anywhere inside is just too confusing to a puppy and it will never be clean in the house. Since you have been allowing it to potty in a crate, it will never be clean in...

Dogs: minature dachsund behavior problems, bad puppy, bejeebers
bad puppy, bejeebers, obedient children: Hi Alexiss; The first problem is that newspaper. Lose it ! I don t know who ever started the theory that hitting a dog with a newspaper was a good correction. Probably the idiot that said to rub their nose in their feces to housebreak them. The dog is...

Dogs: minature snauzer is biting, obedience classes, snauzer
obedience classes, snauzer, obedience training: Part of the problem is that she never learned to inhibit her bite as a puppy... possibly she was separated from her mother and littermates too early. She thinks she is a lot higher on the totem pole than she should be, and she needs to learn otherwise....

Dogs: minature, karen brittan, miniature schnauzer
karen brittan, miniature schnauzer, hypo allergenic: If you are referring to a miniature schnauzer, it is a GREAT breed of dog! They are very people-oriented and love their family members. They are extremely intelligent (sometimes too much!), many of them like to carry on a conversation with their owners,...

Dogs: mini american eskimo coats, mini american eskimo, american eskimo dog
mini american eskimo, american eskimo dog, dogs pic: Hello Mary, Your dog is still a pup. They take up to 2 years to completely get their adult coat in. What you are seeing is the top coat, it usually is not as fluffy as the undercoat. Give him time to develop to his full potential, he is still young. Thanks...

Dogs: mini chihuahua, ottawa ontario canada, mini chihuahua
ottawa ontario canada, mini chihuahua, pee poop: Hi Alex, How much and what type of food do you recommend? He can be on a good quality adult dry food now since he is over a year of age. Depending on his size, follow the directions on the bag for amount. How often do they eat? 2 times a day is perfect,...

Dogs: mini-Dachsund prengnancy, mini dachsund, false pregnancy
mini dachsund, false pregnancy, blood spots: Hi Kyla, Are you sure she is pregnant? Do you have a male in your house? The reason I ask, is that many females after being in heat will have a false pregnancy. Some even have milk. Only time will tell, unless you take her to a vet to find out for sure....

Dogs: mini dachund, crate train, good boy
crate train, good boy, 4 months: Ah Steve.my dog did that.. It isnt fun is it? Are you using a crate to crate train? just wondering. Chances are that if your dog is eating that, he isnt getting good enough nutrition from the food you are feeding them. Look to see if corn is one of the first...

Dogs: mini dingo treat, cattle dog, dingo
cattle dog, dingo, rawhide: I am not familiar with them. If they are a rawhide like material and very big, maybe the size of your thumb, it is very risky. Treats don t need to be very big. You should also avoid anything that doesn t soften up when moistened. Rawhide is very dangerous...

Dogs: mini fox terrier, mini fox terrier, submissive urination
mini fox terrier, submissive urination, urinating problems: Chris, what you describe is probably submissive urination and is nothing to be concerned about. He should grow out of it eventually. Do not scold him for doing it, because that could make it worse. The best thing to do would be to ignore it - just clean up...

Dogs: mini fox terrior, fox terrior, authoritative answers
fox terrior, authoritative answers, poo: Hi Sue; No this is not normal, but a lot of dogs do it. I don t think there is any authoritative answers as to ahy. It is just not a habit we want them to continue. Talk with your Veterinarian and see what he says about it. In the meantime, I would just...

Dogs: mini pin skin problem, allergy test, linatone
allergy test, linatone, mini pin: Hi Romy, Have you tried a hot oil bath once in awhile or get a moisturizer creme rinse to put on him. A lot of older dogs get skin problems like that from age and hormonal changes. Your vet is right, you don t want to bathe him too much as you are taking...

Dogs: mini pin, canine behaviorist, mini pin
canine behaviorist, mini pin, inlaws: That is very strange. I honestly don t know why she is whining at your house. Have you consulted with a canine behaviorist? I would recommend doing that, because they should be able to help based on actually seeing her behavior firsthand. Sorry I m not much...

Dogs: mini pincher, two puppies, mini pincher
two puppies, mini pincher, peace of mind: Hi Michelle, Yes, it s certainly possible that your dog will have more than two puppies. Does mom still look like she has a few more puppies inside of her? There should be no more than 4 hours between the births of the puppies. It is normal for...

Dogs: mini pins sleep habbits, puppy chow, rabies vaccine
puppy chow, rabies vaccine, mini pins: Hi Kurt. As long as your pup is eating and drinking and he is active and playful when he s awake, you don t need to worry that he s sleeping too much. Puppies can use all the sleep they can get. And since you re the only person in your pup s family, there...

Dogs: mini Schnauzer agressive with children, barn cats, obedience classes
barn cats, obedience classes, earthdog: Many schnauzers do have a high chase instinct... obviously needed in order to kill vermin, one of the jobs for which they were bred. This can be disasterous in a dog that was not raised around children and who is not corrected for improper behavior. First...

Dogs: mini schnauzer bad odor, fox terrier puppy, systemic yeast infections
fox terrier puppy, systemic yeast infections, veterinary dermatologist: Allergies can be a terrible thing to have to deal with. The only real way to cure this is to figure out exactly what it is that your dog is allergic to (environmental or food) and try to eliminate that.... and dogs can be allergic to absolutely anything,...

Dogs: mini schnauzer/ pitbull mix, place dogs, great dogs
place dogs, great dogs, good dogs: Ahhhh.... frankly, that sounds like a really, really, REALLY (did I say REALLY?) bad combination. Schnauzers can be fairly dominant, and many are naturally dog-aggressive until they are trained out of it. They can be strong-willed and are extremely intelligent,...

Dogs: mini schnauzer puppy, schnauzer puppy, bringing home a new dog
schnauzer puppy, bringing home a new dog, stool sample: It is your lethargic comment which has me worried that he may not be healthy. Normal puppies like to run around exploring and playing. As to the food, you might try soaking his kibble in a bit of warm water as that usually makes it a bit more appetizing...

Dogs: mini schnauzer starting to go into heat, mutt puppies, mini schnauzer
mutt puppies, mini schnauzer, miniature schnauzer: Hello, The vulva sweels and starts to give bloody discharge for a few days then it turns orangeish and then yellow this is when she is very fertile and will allow a male to mount and will easily get pregnant. Wait out her cycle for her health sake spaying...

Dogs: about my mini schnauzer, spayed, veterinarian
spayed, veterinarian, vomiting: Hi Bea! I have not heard of this symptom with being in heat. My pets are all neutered/spayed though, so I may not be the right one to ask. You may want to ask a breeder, or simply call your Veterinarian and ask. I wish I could help, but I ve never seen...

Dogs: mini schnauzers anal glands, mini schnauzers, old bitch
mini schnauzers, old bitch, baby wipes: Your vet is probably the only one who really knows the answer to your question, but I would think this could be due to her diet, and adding a bit more fiber to her food might help with this. Anal glands are normally expressed each time the dog eliminates,...

Dogs: mini schnuzer puppie, pecorino romano cheese, mini schnauzer puppies
pecorino romano cheese, mini schnauzer puppies, shelley davis: Hi Maedeh, Thank you for writing to me about your mini schnauzer puppy. It seems that your munchkin has trained you very well! (lol) At some point in his young life, you started feeding your dog from your hand and he liked it..and now he won t eat...

Dogs: mini sheltie in heat, capillary refill time, abdominal distention
capillary refill time, abdominal distention, pyometra: I neglected to answer part of your question, so I would like to address that now. No, dogs don t go through menopause. They have their heat cycle throughout their life or unless they are fixed . I am glad you are taking her in. My boss just lost...

Dogs: miniature dachshund, dachshund breed, miniature dachshund
dachshund breed, miniature dachshund, proper medical attention: Hi Kristina, Unfortunately, all Dachshunds, including the miniature, are prone to spinal disc problems. The risk of injury can be worsened by obesity, which places greater strain on the vertebrae. Your dog s genetics and weight are two big variables...

Dogs: miniature dachshund, michelle bowman, miniature dachshund
michelle bowman, miniature dachshund, obedience class: It could be a combination of issues from his former home, jealously of your son, and maturing. Dogs keep changing until their personalities are mature at around 3 years. It is unlikely this is a physical problem, but a vet check wouldn t hurt. Definitely...

Dogs: miniature dotson in labor, miniature dotson, veterinarian
miniature dotson, veterinarian, puppy: I don t totally understand your question. What is shawawee ? If your bitch has been in hard labor for longer than two hours without producing a puppy, you need to get her into a veterinarian immediately as the passage could be blocked by a too-large puppy...

Dogs: miniature pincer puppy, aggresion, german shepard
aggresion, german shepard, small kids: HI KELLI I THINK MAYBE U SHOULD GIVE THE PUP TIME. IT LOST ITS OWNER, NOW IN WITH CHILDREN IT IS CONFUSED. IT SHOULD HAVE A BOSS AND LEADER TO TEACH IT RIGHT FROM WRONG AND PLEASE MAKE THE CHILDREN BE EASY WITH SUCH A SMALL DOG. I KNOW PEOPLE THAT HAVE...

Dogs: miniature pinschers, dear barbara, miniature pinschers
dear barbara, miniature pinschers, spayed: Dear Barbara A dogs season can vary from dog to dog. The bleeding can be from 6-10 days. I would advice that you take your dog to the vet if it is her 1st season to make sure everything is ok. You are advised to only have your bitched spayed after...

Dogs: miniature schanuzer in heat, miniature schanuzer, veterinary ophthalmologist
miniature schanuzer, veterinary ophthalmologist, good chance: They can come into heat anywhere from 5-11 mos. of age. Most of mine come in around 8 mos. It sounds as though yours is getting close. A bitch should not be bred before 18 months of age as she needs time to grow up first. Both of the parents-to-be should...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer grooming, miniature schnauzer, cindy lou
miniature schnauzer, cindy lou, male dogs: Hello Waynette, absolutely, it actually may help keep her a little cleaner in that area, as the groomer should shave her privates. Just be sure to let the groomer know so as you keep her away from any male dogs. The heat cycle usually last 21 days, 7 days...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer with odor, dry skin problems, miniature schnauzer
dry skin problems, miniature schnauzer, medicated shampoo: Hello Cathy, Here are a few things to check for. Check his ears. Sometimes you think it s the entire dog and it s just the ears. He may have a problem there and need medication to get it right. Another option is he may have skin allergies and a slight...

Dogs: miniature schnauzer sibling puppies fighting, puppy training, training stage
puppy training, training stage, miniature schnauzers: Puppies play very hard, and it often seems (and sounds) like fighting. Gentle puppy play? What is THAT?! G They are learning to inhibit their bites, and if one bites the other too hard, there is retaliation. Try living with an entire litter at this age; it...

Dogs: miniature schnauzers, obedience classes, miniature schnauzers
obedience classes, miniature schnauzers, groomer: I don t believe in sedating dogs before they are groomed/worked on as they become impossible to communicate with, and sometimes those sedatives make them worse than they would have been otherwise. I would suggest that you get your dog into on-going obedience...

Dogs: miniature schnauzers, miniature schnauzer breed, american kennel club
miniature schnauzer breed, american kennel club, miniature schnauzers: I guess that would be a more appropriate question to ask the American Kennel Club, but it probably is because white is not a recognized color in the miniature schnauzer breed in North America. (It is recognized in much of the rest of the world.) Particolor...

Dogs: miniture daschund, little dogs, black labs
little dogs, black labs, daschund: I am not sure just what you can do. I have seen steps or ramps for little dogs to get up and down off things. Getting a young dog to use them might be difficult. I would find it hard to discourage him from playing with the bigger dogs. I am amazed how...

Dogs: about my miniture pincher, behavorist, shelley davis
behavorist, shelley davis, agility class: Dear Patricia, Thank you for writing to me. There is no indication of how old your dog is or how long this behavior has been going on. Could it have been triggered by a traumatic incident? Is there anyone who is hitting or yelling at your dog? Dogs...

Dogs: miniture poodles, miniture poodles, puppy dog
miniture poodles, puppy dog, submissive side: While certain individuals probably are, it wouldn t be the first breed I would think of if someone said to name a breed for children. Poodles are such an overly-bred breed by people who aren t actually breeders , and most don t give adequate thought to temperament,...

Dogs: my miniture schnauzer, miniture schnauzer, mounths
miniture schnauzer, mounths, privite: yes she could be coming into heat. But I don t think that would cause these symptoms,I d take her to the vet and have her checked. She could have impacted or infected anal glands. Your groomer could handle this as well She shouldn t show signs of fear if she...

Dogs: minpin, stool specimen, food cause
stool specimen, food cause, warning signs: No, this is not normal. It could be caused from something that was ingested, but the only way to be sure is take a stool specimen in for examination. I would eliminate the rough playing because one swipe with a big paw could truly hurt the minpin. Backs...

Dogs: misbehaving chihuahua, baby jealousy, little paws
baby jealousy, little paws, little darling: Chrysten, Chico does not know that it is wrong; he only knows that when you find a mess, you get mad and scold him. He is not able to put two and two together and understand that you are mad because he made the mess how ever many minutes or hours earlier....

Dogs: misquito bites, mosquito repellent for dogs, k9 advantix
mosquito repellent for dogs, k9 advantix, adams flea and tick: Hi Miriam, K9 Advantix is a product you can get through your vet s office. It repels and kills mosquitoes before they can bite. It also repels and kills ticks before they can attach, and stops fleas from biting in less than 5 minutes and starts killing...

Dogs: misscarriage, veterinarian asap, unsupervised
veterinarian asap, unsupervised, fences: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian ASAP; she could have a pyometra (infected uterus), which is a life-threatening condition. In-season bitches should *NEVER* go outside unsupervised. As you discovered, males can be very good at going over or under...

Dogs: missing cycle in pug, thyroid test, heat cycle
thyroid test, heat cycle, real health: No, this is not normal for most dogs, as most bitches cycle approximately every six months. It is possible that she had a silent heat , in that she actually did cycle but didn t have any noticeable discharge and so you missed it (and some bitches are *really*...

Dogs: 'missing' the wee wee pad, litter boxes for dogs, couple sheets
litter boxes for dogs, couple sheets, paper towels: Hi Peter; Are these pads disposable? The only thing I can think of is, he is peeing in different spots because it is dirty there. I have nmever used the pee pads, always letting mine go outside. I have a doggy door that opens into a safe, fenced yard for...

Dogs: mites, mange mites, red dots
mange mites, red dots, autoimmune problems: Yes, if one s dog has sarcoptic mange mites or scabies, they can be transmitted to people and cause itchy, rashy areas with tiny red dots; sarcoptic mange is highly contagious to other dogs. Demodectic mange mites are not transmitted to people and only...

Dogs: What mix breed is my dog?, south boston virginia, chesapeake bay retriever
south boston virginia, chesapeake bay retriever, wavy fur: Well, one could guess til Doomsday and still not be right G ... the joys of mixed breeds G Flat-coats have fairly long coats, and I see absolutely NO Rottie in there... but I will throw Doberman Pinscher into the guessing pool. Similar coloration and structure....

Dogs: My mixed breed dog with sudden strange behavior, brain tumor, intelligent dogs
brain tumor, intelligent dogs, shis: Hi Brenda; Has there always been people living above you, or is this something new to the dog? If it is a new situation, it may just be something she does not understand, and is maybe a little frightened of. She CAN hear better that you can, if her hearing...

Dogs: mixed breed, english mastiff, little pup
english mastiff, little pup, delightful companion: Well, Jen, when two different purebred dogs mate, the pups are all mixed breeds, or mutts, as you say. It is only when BOTH parents are the SAME breed that there is consistency and knowledge of breed purpose and other factors. I am sure your pup will be a...

Dogs: mixed breeds, poodle puppy, poodle mix
poodle puppy, poodle mix, intelligent dogs: poodle pedigree bcuz they are good for allergy sufferes, dont mault or lose fur but their down side is they need regular grooming and ear plucking. they are very intelligent dogs, easy to train and it is always best to buy a poodle puppy and they will give...

Dogs: mixed breeds, jack russle terrier, datson
jack russle terrier, datson, breeds of dogs: Hello Monica, I m not sure what a Datson is... could you perhaps have splet it wrong? If you ment Dashund then yes birthing should be easy both breed have small deer like heads, www.dogbreedinfo.org has great pictures of many many breeds and temperments/standards...scroll...

Dogs: mixed breeds, welcome thanx, tiny legs
welcome thanx, tiny legs, cockapoo: I ve heard of a basset hound/lab mix. This dog is like a giant brown basset. The problem with mixed breeds is that you never know what will happen with a breeding between two different breeds. The pups could ALL look like Dachshunds, or like Labs. Or they...

Dogs: my mixed dog's eyes, dogs and cats, eye colors
dogs and cats, eye colors, grain of rice: Hi Linda, I really doubt that it is anything to be concerned with. You could try testing him... see if he follows your finger or some object with both eyes. If he does, then I m sure he s fine. Some dogs , and cats, have two completely different eye colors!...

Dogs: mixing dog breeds, chiauau, cindy lou
chiauau, cindy lou, puppy training: Hello Abbie, As puppies they should get along well, only keep in mind the dachshund will be larger even from the beginning than the Chihuahua and stronger. You may have to supervise the play time so as the smaller one does not get hurt. As for breeding...

Dogs: mixing dog breeds, miniture pincher, jack russell terreir
miniture pincher, jack russell terreir, aggressive dogs: Hi Tara! I think it would be ok. Min-Pins are pretty fiesty little dogs. I would just keep an eye on them at first to make sure they are not too agressive to a puppy. But all in all , I think you ll be ok to put these breeds all together. God Bless,...

Dogs: my mom's dog, car mechanic, cute puppy
car mechanic, cute puppy, frisbies: Hi Teresa, No I do not know a fresbie ass. any place this is just something people teach their pets to do and log onto a club traveling along the way. Tell her to post nice made posters from Wal Mart cut down to size and place inside grocery store enteries...

Dogs: mometamax for ear infections in a puppy, chronic ear infections, natural yogurt
chronic ear infections, natural yogurt, good bacteria: Hi Jennifer, Mometamax is a brand name for the common anti-biotic, gentamicin, and yes, it can cause allergic reactions such as hives. In this case you should definitely stop administering it immediately, or the reaction will get worse and could become...

Dogs: one month old puppy, bite inhibition, inoculations
bite inhibition, inoculations, gang member: Yes, **absolutely** this is WAY too soon! A puppy should not leave its mother and littermates until it is at least 8, and preferably 9, weeks old. A 4-week-old puppy does not have any teeth yet, and usually it isn t sufficiently weaned yet, so will require...

Dogs: morkie pup, human language, petshop
human language, petshop, water gun: WHY! all in caps is shouting net speak. You need a long nylon houseline. You get these from any petshop. Then you can gently reel her in and enforce your word. Remember the more times you ask her to come and she doesnt the harder it will be to fix. ...

Dogs: mosquito bites, mosquito spray, north arkansas
mosquito spray, north arkansas, fogger: You don t say what kind of dog you have. You can use regular mosquito spray on your dog. Just like you would a child. Make sure you cover his eyes so the spray doesnt burn his eyes. If he is an outside dog, spray his kennel and surrounding area with a fogger...

Dogs: mother & puppies, standard poodle, poodle
standard poodle, poodle, pup: Your dog probably trust you with her puppies, it is probably her way of saying, you can help me take care of the puppies, also the standard poodle could still have a pup inside that has not been delivered, she needs to be palpated to see if there is still...

Dogs: Will mother get rid of puppy, cleft pallet, puppies
cleft pallet, puppies, instinct: Hi John, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. Yes mothers do have an instinct when a pup isn t doing well, and normally will push it away from the group. He may get pushed out of the group due to his size by the other puppies when it comes to feeding....

Dogs: mouth sores on dog, medicated shampoo, food bowls
medicated shampoo, food bowls, mouth sores: Janet, Sounds like some kind of allergy for sure. Your vet will probably give him a shot to alleve the itching and put him on steroids. If he doesn t mention a medicated shampoo, you may want to ask if it would help. If you do use it, be sure to let...

Dogs: mouth ulcers in my dogs mouth, heart worms, mouth ulcers
heart worms, mouth ulcers, heart worm: It sounds to me like you need to find another vet. I ve never heard of mouth ulcers coming from heartworms. Black spots in the mouth and bleeding are very concerning. From what you are describing it sounds like he could have possible thrown a clot, or at...

Dogs: mouth ulcers, mouth ulcers, avma
mouth ulcers, avma, raw meat: Does the vet know about the drinking water? That could mean diabetes. It sounds to me like it is time for a second opinion from another vet. Most vets wouldn t suggest raw meat. The AVMA is against it, see http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/jan05/050115ww.as...

Dogs: mouthing, gentle leader head collar, controlled environments
gentle leader head collar, controlled environments, goldendoodle: Dear Jodi, Thanks for writing. I can help. Your current instructor knows you and your dog much better than I. How about catching me up? What happens when you “put her in down position”? And how is that accomplished? Do you coax her down with a treat...

Dogs: mouthing, obedience trainer, obedience class
obedience trainer, obedience class, natural instincts: Have you obedience trainer her? You should be able to sit stay her and make her hold still while you put the leash on. Every time she turns to mouth you, pull back. She wants the leash on to go for a walk? It doesn t happen until she sits still. The...

Dogs: mucus from eyes, saline solution, eye condition
saline solution, eye condition, eye infections: If the insides of the lids are red it could be conjunctivitis. It could also be an eye infections which should be looked at by the vet to avoid permanent eye damage and it could also be Dry Eye which is a nasty eye condition that is painful to the dog....

Dogs: multiple, but I'll start with one, omega 3 fatty acids, specialist vet
omega 3 fatty acids, specialist vet, 3 fatty acids: At this point, it s hard to say whether homeopathic treatments will do anything, because of what had to be done to the bone when it was broken. However, the suggestions by your vet are, for the most part, good ones. Glucosamine Chondroitin with MSM is what...

Dogs: multipoo chewing herself, little dogs, maltipoo
little dogs, maltipoo, flea powder: How often and how long did you use the advantage. I feel she is having a flea or two jump on her and bite her and then maybe jumping off. You will need to do the advantage for several months and probably more often than once a month. More like once every...

Dogs: My mums 2 female dogs fight when i visit, why is this?, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, good dogs: Likely your mum has made the common mistake of allowing the dogs to run the home. 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...

Dogs: muscle contractions, agility dogs, muscle twitch
agility dogs, muscle twitch, muscle contractions: One of our agility dogs who has muscle/back issues that crop up on occasion has a similar reaction when touched in that area if she is in pain. Consequently, I wonder if it is a pain reaction in your dog since it seems to happen only when she lies down. ...

Dogs: muscle on your dogs, quality dog food, bones and joints
quality dog food, bones and joints, agility classes: Skylier, you should not give your dog muscle pills. In fact, I don t know of any that are approved for use in dogs, anyway. You didn t say what breed he is, but I m assuming he s probably a large breed, in which case, he is still growing and maturing at...

Dogs: muscle spasms, cause of seizures, brain tumors
cause of seizures, brain tumors, bleeding in the brain: Hi Laura, She may be having seizures. What you are describing sounds like what Veterinarians call idiopathic epilepsy, where there is no way of knowing when it will happen, and actually nothing you can really do when it does. Some seizures are brought on...

Dogs: my mutt- Samwise GamGee, reddish rash, aroma therapy
reddish rash, aroma therapy, purse strings: Risa, Rashes are very tough to diagnose without a trip to the vet. It could be any number of things. It could be ringworm, which is not actually a worm at all, but a fungal infection. If this is the case, you could ask your mom to pick up some Apple...

Dogs: mutts, labrador mix, black labrador
labrador mix, black labrador, obedience training: Hi Ed, a GSD/Lab mix will probably be a fairly hyper dog, and I do recommend starting obedience training very young so that you have control of the dog as soon as possible. I also highly recommend that your daughters get involved in the training because...

Dogs: Nail Clipping, cindy lou, two legs
cindy lou, two legs, back bottom: Hello Connie, You will need two people for this method. The best way to handle this is to put the dog in submission. Actually once a dog is in submission they feel more secure and less afraid. What is this? Well you lay the dog down on their side feet facing...

Dogs: Nail Cutting - Front Paws, asphalt roads, rescue remedy
asphalt roads, rescue remedy, drive ways: I would try giving rescue remedy about 30 mins before I want to trim the nails. It relaxes them. You can also play with her feet while she sleeps and she will get use to you touching her feet while she sleeps and eventually you can cut them that way. An...

Dogs: Nail Disorder, mild sedative, nail disorder
mild sedative, nail disorder, nervous condition: Hi Jim! I have never heard of a dog that has done this! This could be the result of several different things. It could be that your dog has some type of allery, but I would think it this were it, she would chew on more than just one of her feet. You said...

Dogs: Nails, nail clippers, cindy lou
nail clippers, cindy lou, blood source: Hello Dina, Good concerned question. There are no reports of dogs being able to contract a disease from any blood source. And vise versa us from them. The powder is Quick Stop and stops the bleeding pretty much on the spot. The only real concern you might...

Dogs: Nails, rescue remedy, tick control
rescue remedy, tick control, control solution: I have a dog I have had all of his life(9 years) and he hates getting his nails done,for no reason This is probably the case with your dog too Now what you can do it one of three things 1)You can put a towel over his head,sometimes that calms them...

Dogs: Nails, nail clipping, lengh
nail clipping, lengh, wheather: Hello Rachel, sorry for ther delay in answering I was out of town. If you look at the nail straight on after making the first intitial cut, (which can be just 1/4 of the nail) you will then be able to see the core of the nail. You can see this whether the...

Dogs: Natural Antibiotic, health food store, cross bred dogs
health food store, cross bred dogs, natural antibiotic: I m afraid the only cure for prostate problems is to have the dog neutered. Antibiotics will not work for very long and there are no non-prescription drugs with similar properties. Prostate enlargement is partly genetic, partly age-related and partly to...

Dogs: Natural Diet, natures choice, quality dog food
natures choice, quality dog food, tooth diseases: Hi Kim; I strongly advise against it. You need a degree in nutrition, almost, to ,make sure they get the proper nutrition. I know how to cook for my dogs, and give them all they need, but it would cost more than feeding a family of four, and then there...

Dogs: Natural tick control, paralysis ticks, papua new guinea
paralysis ticks, papua new guinea, getting rid of ticks: I too am deeply upset about the animal neglect that you have told be about. I would encourage you to try the vinegar and water mixture. I have used it successfully to repel flys, it works okay but not great, and it may help repel some of the ticks. The only...

Dogs: Nature of Dogs, many different reasons, domestic dogs
many different reasons, domestic dogs, wild dogs: Hi Jason, Dogs tend to mark their territory (especially males) to let other dogs know that that is their domain and that they are the leaders of that pack. In the wild, it is also done for breeding rights to the females. In domestic dogs, the marking (especially...

Dogs: Naughty Dog!, street wise, local park
street wise, local park, park entrance: One thing you may have to do,is anytime he is not in his own yard take away anything he puts in his mouth and say out as you take it away and offer him a small treat-that way it will prevent further problems But do allow him to play with things in his...

Dogs: Naughty Pomeranian!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It sounds like he has found a way to get some attention out of you. Dogs favorite game is chase. This is a game we always lose. Since you always lose, refuse to play any more. When he dances away, close the door and go back in. When he barks again go...

Dogs: I NEED SOME HELP!, onion toxicity, red blood cells
onion toxicity, red blood cells, lab test results: Hi Nathan, Onions contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Dogs affected by onion toxicity can develop haemolytic anaemia, which is when the pet’s red blood cells burst while circulating in its body. Dogs develop hemolytic anemia if they eat enough...

Dogs: NEED help , looking for an answer please read, lil bugger, hudini
lil bugger, hudini, pregnancy test: Hi Bella, There s no way to guess at whether or not your dog really did impregnate your neighbor s dog. It s certainly possible. There isn t a pregnancy test for dogs, the earliest possible time of diagnosis may be 26-35 days after breeding, when the...

Dogs: NEW DOBERMAN, deceased family member, obedience class
deceased family member, obedience class, hand signals: I doubt she has forgotten her commands. She may have lost all trust in anybody except her lost owner. If you have never learned how to train a dog, it may help if you do. You can learn to play the role of top dog by reading some books or going to a good...

Dogs: NEW DOG ALWAYS HAS PENIS OUT, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: Neutering will help, but isn t a cure all. At 4-H the other night, I was noticing the one male erect much of the time. He is a neutered, well bred, well trained 2-3 year old and was still doing it. Some males are just that way. Just ignore it. Better...

Dogs: NEW strange behavior in my yorkie, poisonous snake, foundation vents
poisonous snake, foundation vents, woodpile: Hi Susan; It could be so many things that scared him, and it seems certain that something did. To be afraid when you are out there with him, I would suspect he saw a snake or something that would be there and a threat even if you were in the yard. Check...

Dogs: Neapolitan and English Mastiffs with smaller dogs, neapolitan mastiff, english mastiffs
neapolitan mastiff, english mastiffs, english mastiff: Well,first introduce them very slowly,first by just sniffing even just through a gate,or even hold the small dogs while letting the larger ones sniff them,but always watch them together for a long time and never leave them alone when you are not home Mastiffs...

Dogs: Need Help ASAP, loving family members, upper respiratory infection
loving family members, upper respiratory infection, fighting dogs: Sammy, Good for your sister for rescuing Bristol. Shelter dogs make lovely pets. Also, good for her for taking him to the veterinarian regarding the skin issues. That s exactly what needed to be done. Unfortunately, that s the same thing that needs...

Dogs: Need Help Picking A Dog, breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies
breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies, sure what type: Hi Nicolas, All breeders tell you that their puppies can t be alone that long, yet 75% of them are and they get along fine. A yorkie can handle someone being gone that long. A playpen would be great for him. Food should be only put down for 20 minutes...

Dogs: Need Help Picking A Dog, breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies
breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies, sure what type: Hi Nicolas, As a true blue pet lover, I have some advice for you. With the amount of time you anticipate being away from home during the day and again in the evenings, a puppy of ANY breed is nothing more than a disastrous choice. It just doesn t sound...

Dogs: Need Help Picking A Dog, breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies
breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies, sure what type: Probably the best toy dog out there is a shi tzu,they fit just about any type of lifestyle,Chihuahuas are good as well Well it s really up to you if you would rather put him/her in the crate(cage)the whole time,or penning him/her-as long as the puppy does...

Dogs: Need Help Picking A Dog, breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies
breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies, sure what type: Hi Nicolas, sorry I took so long. Yorkies are great dogs. And since they are little you can take them anywhere with you. Meaning, when you go out at night, take him with. Put him in a bag and carry him with you. Thats what I love most about the little dogs....

Dogs: Need Help Picking A Dog, breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies
breeds of puppies, different breeds of puppies, sure what type: First, I would not get a puppy at this time because of the time you are gone. What about a yorkie adult dog (go to yorkie rescue) A pup needs to go out every couple of hours or needs to be in a big enough space to have a bed food and a place to go to the...

Dogs: Need help with aggressive behavoir asap, german shephard, behavoir
german shephard, behavoir, baby gate: You have several options, Lucie: 1. Don t allow your dog to be loose with your parents dog if your son is also in the picture; ie: only let the dogs interact when your son is absent or not in the same room/yard/etc. 2. Keep your dog on a leash and...

Dogs: Need help for my dog, please at wits end., hip dysplasia, neurological problems
hip dysplasia, neurological problems, sonogram: Hi Stacey :-) I am so very sorry about your little girl. I understand how much you love and idolise your Dog. I feel this way with my oldest Dog who too has a lot of Health Problems and is holding his own. Unfortunately I do not know much about Liver...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, raising a puppy, two puppies
raising a puppy, two puppies, mom and dad: There are some GREAT breeds out there, although I am totally partial to mine G The only true way to resolve this would be for several of you to go to a dog show or two and take a look at what is available. http://www.akc.org/events/search/index.cfm The...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, raising a puppy, two puppies
raising a puppy, two puppies, mom and dad: Well the best place to get a dog is at a shelter,since you don t care what kind of puppy you get,shelters always have litters of puppies,and all kinds and sizes as well,it won t hurt to look around at your local shelter and see what they have,even if that...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, golden puppy, raising a puppy
golden puppy, raising a puppy, two puppies: Hi Dan, What a great question. Good for you for researching and for trying to pick a breed to match your family. So many people get what they think is a popular or cute dog without considering its temperament or ideal lifestyle. The fact that you have...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, raising a puppy, two puppies
raising a puppy, two puppies, mom and dad: Hi Dan; I am glad you are being so careful in considering what breed is best, because I get questions from so many people who expect a dog to come and live with them, be fully trained without any assistance from anyone, but the age of 2 months, and that don...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, raising a puppy, litter mates
raising a puppy, litter mates, obedience class: Choosing a dog is a very personal thing. You need to actually see a variety. You could drop in on an obedience class. Most of the people will be happy to talk about their dog, and many will give honest answers about grooming and nature. Browse the question...

Dogs: Need help picking a breed for my family, basic obedience training, raising a puppy
basic obedience training, raising a puppy, two puppies: Hello, Your very welcome glad to be of service. Well I love both the breeds your interested in lol I have a Labrador retriever but wanted a golden retriever but couldn t find a puppy at the time so took a lab puppy instead. Both labs and goldens can be very...

Dogs: Need help picking a dog for my family, raising a puppy, two puppies
raising a puppy, two puppies, mom and dad: Hi Dan and thanks for your question. I think it s great that you are doing some research before jumping headlong into getting a new family companion. It can be a daughnting task to say the least. First, let me say that I am really more into rescue than...

Dogs: Needy dog, obedience commands, memphis tn
obedience commands, memphis tn, crate training: Dear Sara, Thanks for the question. I can help but I ll need more information. How long did you use a crate? How well did she adapt to the crate when she was younger? Is your girl house trained? Does she ever urinate or defecate inside the house...

Dogs: Neopolitain Mastiff, thyroid disorder, thyroid problem
thyroid disorder, thyroid problem, bald spots: It sounds like it could be some type of hormonal disorder,such as Cushing s disease,a thyroid disorder ot addison s disease You would have to take her to the vet to have a blood test for these disorders I have a dog with a thyroid problem,and it is easy...

Dogs: Nervous Biting Habit, shitz shu, deb jones
shitz shu, deb jones, nervous habit: Dear Alexandra, Thanks for your question. Here are my thoughts. When does she nibble on things? Every chance she gets? .. usually in the evenings?.... after eating?..... when you are watching television?...when you are trying to get her to play ball?......

Dogs: Nervous puppy, male german shepherd, dog house
male german shepherd, dog house, father mother: John all i recommend right now is not to do anything more to the dog yet. He needs to get used to you . This will take about 2 weeks or so. Then once he is used to you, put a collar on him and he will get used to it, then try a leash. good luck nanc...

Dogs: Neurology, scratch reflex, polish lowland sheepdog
scratch reflex, polish lowland sheepdog, rear legs: Hi Scott A scratch reflex is indicative of flea infestation or allergy. The first step would be to apply a flea treatment from the vet to rule out fleas. You should do this even if you have been applying flea treatment from a pet store or supermarket as...

Dogs: Neurotic Dog?, terrier puppy, separation anxiety
terrier puppy, separation anxiety, ridiculous amounts: Allan, sorry it s taken me a while to get back with you. It really does sound as if your dog may be having some serious behavioral problems. It would be wise to get your vets opinion, as there are some medications that s/he can prescribe to help calm him...

Dogs: Neuter and Shots, beaver feaver, beaver fever
beaver feaver, beaver fever, canine cough: Hello and thank you for your questions, He is ready to be Neutered now as he is sexually mature or will be within a few short weeks and will roam(try get out of the yard) or try run away during off leash times at dog parks in search of a female in heat,...

Dogs: Neutered Male Dog, two dogs, testicle
two dogs, testicle, drift: Tracey, Although I have heard of this before, I have never heard the outcome. It sounds to me like he has a testicle in there somewhere. Take him to the vet so you know where you stand with your female, and please let me know what happens in case I ever...

Dogs: Neutered male, whole 9 yards, jaunts
whole 9 yards, jaunts, golden retriever: Yes, neutered males can and will still breed... they just shoot blanks. Most will not show much interest in in-season bitches unless they are right in front of their face. You are lucky you didn t lose Winston to a vehicle on his jaunts down the road...

Dogs: Neutered male dog and a female in heat, neutering, neuter
neutering, neuter, teases: This is very common. Most neutered males *will* ignore in-season bitches.... unless they get right under their nose... and bitches can be such teases. What s a guy to do? G In some instances, if the neutering was fairly recent, the dog can still get the...

Dogs: Neutered Pug still mark house?, obedience classes, acceptable behavior
obedience classes, acceptable behavior, neutering: Marking doesn t have as much to do with being intact as it does the dog s dominance, but it often helps if the dog is neutered early enough. It could be that your dog s hormones still haven t dropped much yet, and he might yet improve with time. I would be...

Dogs: Neutering, male puppies, true thanks
male puppies, true thanks, aggression: Hi Sal, It can help the aggression towards each other, but a lot of it also has to do with what breeds they are mixed with. You do want to get them neutered before a year of age as that is when they will start marking their territory as well as fighting...

Dogs: Neutering, shelley davis, emergency animal
shelley davis, emergency animal, incision: Hi Kelly, Thank you for writing to me about your recently neutered Lab. If the incision is infected it can be extremely serious. Any infection can enter the blood stream if left unattended and cause blood poisoning, a life threatening condition. ...

Dogs: Neutering my dog, puppy kindergarten classes, jumping fences
puppy kindergarten classes, jumping fences, female dog in heat: Hi Judy, I don t know if there is a simple answer to your question. On the one hand, dogs usually adjust easily to being neutered as adults. It s really never too late to neuter a dog. On the other hand, once a hormone-triggered behavior has continued...

Dogs: Neutering a dog, alaskan malamute, cindy lou
alaskan malamute, cindy lou, vineger: Hello Stephanie, Well actually it can take up to 3 months for the hormones to calm down. As for the peeing, well maybe he didn t get the proper house training as a puppy and you might have to start all over. A doggie door is awesume, I have one myself....

Dogs: Neutering at an old age, many different reasons, unneutered dogs
many different reasons, unneutered dogs, stud dogs: Hi Theresa, No his disposition will not change, and nor does it change the trust they have in you. What it does do is save him from testicular cancer which is very painful and most suredly a death sentence for a dog. Testicular cancer is common in unneutered...

Dogs: Neutering, Shots, and Medicine, fleas and ticks, heartworm medicine
fleas and ticks, heartworm medicine, flea and tick medicine: Revolution is a great product, but if you have an active flea infestation it s not always the best product to use. If you are just using it to make sure he doesn t get any fleas or ticks, then it works great since you are only having to give them one medicine...

Dogs: Neutering - stop marking?, obedience train, obedience class
obedience train, obedience class, natural instincts: If you neuter him and obedience train him, it should stop the marking and help make him a much nicer dog. It also eliminates certain forms of cancer as he ages. Neutering is no cure all, but often, but not always all it takes. The key to most behavior...

Dogs: Neutering a Yorkie who has allergic reactions to vaccines, circulatory systems, yorkie
circulatory systems, yorkie, allergic reactions: Angela, When a dog is sensitive to vaccines he may be sensitive to anesthesia as well, but not always. Vaccines deal with the immune system while anesthetic deals with the brain and circulatory systems. He may do just fine under anesthesia. There are...

Dogs: Neutering, jack russle terrier, neuter
jack russle terrier, neuter, good luck: Hi, Dogs normally start to mark their territory around a year of age, but some males learn younger from other dogs, so there is no guarantee that he still will not mark, no matter how old he is when you neuter him. Hope this helps, good luck. Daw...

Dogs: New 1 year old dog, problems at night, seperation anxiety, crate train
seperation anxiety, crate train, stray bullet: Hi Jon; first let me say, I HATE those crates, and I personally would never keep a dog in one on a regular basis. They are safer for a dog to be in when traveling, as in case of a crash, the dog is more confined and not likely to become a stray bullet flying...

Dogs: New 6 month old Cocker Spaniel, cocker spaniel, animal children
cocker spaniel, animal children, 1 year olds: Hi Rob Please accept my sympathies for the loss of your dog recently. i have recently lost one too, of old age. It is hard to lose them. Also congratulations on the adoption.LOl She sounds like a little angel. Just give her lots of love. Praise her when...

Dogs: New 7 week old puppy advice to train!, closet shelving, wire grid
closet shelving, wire grid, shi tzu: Try feeding a half cup each of 3 times a day, adjusting it to maintain ideal body condition. See http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx Have your vet confirm you judgement of his condition. I don t like paper training. Much of housebreaking...

Dogs: Our New Adopted Dog, Peter - A Rescue Dog in Survivor/Scavenger Mode, cat and kitten, insulated dog house
cat and kitten, insulated dog house, adult cat: Unfortunatly,there isn t alot you can do for dogs trying to eat everything in sight,but my one dog is like that,and he has never gone hungry in his life! But if he is always eating and not gaining anything,that would be cause for concern and would have to...

Dogs: New adopted dog & 2 cats, poor kitties, sister cats
poor kitties, sister cats, austrailian cattle dog: Hi Karen; This fear in the cats may be from a long time ago, before you got them, or it may be just they are old enough, and have not dealt with dogs, so they are just afraid. I think the Tellington Touch method of animal massage could help you a lot. I...

Dogs: New adopted dog won't eat, irritable bowel syndrome, dry heaves
irritable bowel syndrome, dry heaves, chronic vomiting: Hi Chris, Looking to be in good health, isn t the same as actually being in good health! Your new dog should be examined by a vet. In you message, you ve said that your dog hasn t eaten for a few days. You can try enticing him with something irresistible,...

Dogs: New Beagle Puppy Yesterday, beagle puppy, time owners
beagle puppy, time owners, electric blanket: Hello, Andrew. If your dog is younger than 2 months of age, then he has been taken from his mother too early. Puppies should remain with their mother and littermates until they are at LEAST 8 weeks (2 months) of age. I do not think that, judging by his measurements...

Dogs: New Border Collie, slicker brush, stinky stuff
slicker brush, stinky stuff, border collie: If she doesn t like baths, don t give her any. Instead, brush her several times a week. A soft bristled brush is a good tool to start with. In the spring and fall, switch to a wire toothed slicker brush to cope with shedding. Here is a link to a picture...

Dogs: New Born Puppy, hot water bottle, born puppy
hot water bottle, born puppy, black stools: HI Melissa! Bless you for taking care of that little puppy! Yes, the black stools are normal. The puppy may be teething, that s true, but constant screaming may mean she is not getting enough to eat. You may need to increase the formula. Is she warm?...

Dogs: New big dog fighting with old blind dog, nancy nancy, vet bill
nancy nancy, vet bill, terrier poodle mix: Hi, The blind beagle will not be too trainable as she is coming from an position of fear while the chow is coming from the dominant position. The fact that the chow is standing over the beagle is the biggest factor. That is a show of supreme dominance (it...

Dogs: New born puppies, worm eggs, poor puppies
worm eggs, poor puppies, new born puppies: Hi Rosealie, Congratulations on your puppies! Puppies can be born to mothers that have had roundworms at any time in the past. The worms can be transmitted the puppies before birth. Another major source of worm infection for puppies is the mother s milk....

Dogs: New born pups, puppy, dawn
puppy, dawn, dogs: Hi Robert, There are various reasons why mothers eat their young. Sometimes it is because they are nervous (a lot of activity around the nest can cause that). Also if a puppy is dead, they will eat it to get it away from the nest. Hope this helps, Daw...

Dogs: New to crate training, crate train, nbcc
crate train, nbcc, crate training: Hi Amy, Your puppy just won t sleep in his crate, you have to train him to stay in a crate quietly. You can read about how to crate train here: http://www.inch.com/~dogs/cratetraining.html http://www.smythe.nbcc.nb.ca/kindness/pets/puppy.html A crate...

Dogs: New "Daddy", lovable companions, adorable pups
lovable companions, adorable pups, two dogs: Hi Penny and congrats on your new additions :) In domestic canines, daddy usually doesn t play much of a significant role in rearing the young, but it will be beneficial as they begin exploring their environment to have him around to teach them the ropes...

Dogs: New Dog, collie mix, mazie
collie mix, mazie, two dogs: Thanks for your question. The best thing that I can recommend is placing there feed together. If they want to eat they will have to do it together. Place them in the same room at first. Then closer and closer together. give them treats together and praise...

Dogs: Getting A New Dog, litter mates, obedience class
litter mates, obedience class, question board: Thank you for choosing to adopt. If more people did a little investigation before getting a dog, there might be fewer problems. I hope you don t mind me pasting in a canned answer. That keeps me from leaving out important things as well as allowing me the...

Dogs: New Dog?, pet fish, sense of responsibility
pet fish, sense of responsibility, good luck: Dear D, Thanks for the question. You and I seem to agree that a dog is a huge responsibility. There are many many reasons to adopt or not adopt a dog. I ll be blunt. Dogs can enhance or disrupt a family. . . . . . .I ve met many 5-year old children,...

Dogs: New Dog, spayed dogs, pippies
spayed dogs, pippies, cats and dogs: Hi Joanne; I would bring her where there are some pippies and older dogs, like a rescue group, or the Humane Society, and see which she takes to best. Do like you would with a child, let her pick her own best friend. You will see if sahe wants a companion,...

Dogs: New Dog, boarder collie, happy hi
boarder collie, happy hi, chinese crested: Hi Laura, Put them each on a leash and let them smell each other. If your Dal gets too agressive you can pull them apart. Slowly introduce them every day if there is an agression problem. You don t say if you crate your Dal, but if you do , crate them so...

Dogs: New Dog, belly rubs, head butt
belly rubs, head butt, depression issues: At that age, dogs still adjust to new situations better than when they are older. Less so if they had poor early socialization. They may never be what they may have been with more attention before they were 12 WEEKS old. Do not force yourself on her....

Dogs: New Dog, tiny toy poodles, cesar milan
tiny toy poodles, cesar milan, pack leader: There should be no pecking order. You should be the alpha in your home Mariann. Establish correct pack order with you the pack leader and you can bring any kind of dog, any size into your home with no worries. Get Cesar Milan s Be The Pack Leader (library...

Dogs: New Dog and already problems, boarder collie, aggressive behavior in dogs
boarder collie, aggressive behavior in dogs, aggression in dogs: Hi, Thank you for writing to me about your new 7 month old border collie/lab mix. There is a struggle going on for a new pack leader and it is taking a dangerous turn. It is advisable that at the onset of any sign of aggression, all possible medical...

Dogs: New Dog Frightened, patience and perseverance, natural dogs
patience and perseverance, natural dogs, flight of stairs: Questioner: Tanya Category: Dogs Private: no Subject: New Dog Frightened Question: Hello- We have had a two year old Corgi for 3 weeks and she is frightened beyond belief. It is as if we don t have a dog. How do I let her know that we want...

Dogs: New Dog / all female pack problems, male puppy, two dogs
male puppy, two dogs, boundries: I know someone that has three females-so the sex doesn t matter,it s more important that the two dogs meet and if they get along regardless of sex I feel it would be ok If dogs are dog aggressive unless the dog isn t fixed(and it s usually males anyways)it...

Dogs: New Dog great, but won't let us near her, border collie, salinas ca
border collie, salinas ca, t touch: Well what often works is to offer her a tiny treat,and for a few times don t touch just let her take it from you,then slowly reach out to her,even if it s only for a second Also it may take her a couple weeks for her to get adjusted to the new environment,it...

Dogs: New Dog to a home with Older Dog, american staffordshire terrior, bringing home a new dog
american staffordshire terrior, bringing home a new dog, shiba inu: Shannon, This isn t the first question like this that I ve gotten. What you re experiencing is somewhat common. Maggie is depressed. The best advice I can give to you is to make sure you are still spending quality one-on-one time with Maggie. Bringing home...

Dogs: New Dog/Old Dog, two dogs, likly
two dogs, likly, professional trainer: Dear Aileen, Your dog most likly thinks you either replacing you last dog or him. Also he wants her to know he s the alpha, and sometimes dog s will show great agression toward other dogs to show them that. What you should do is have them in the same room...

Dogs: New Dog, english springer spaniel, muzzle
english springer spaniel, muzzle, spaniel: Hey, this may be a sign that he was abused as a puppy, and this may be a phase that he will grow out of. This is serious, and all of you have to be careful not to give the dog the means to attack you. You may want to prove your dominance over him, but holding...

Dogs: New daschund puppy, daschund, dog neutered
daschund, dog neutered, 3 year old: Is this dog neutered? That *might* help, but it doesn t always. Sometimes some dogs just do not get along with other dogs. The older dog is probably dominant enough that the 3-year-old ignores him, as he knows he will get his clock cleaned by the older dog...

Dogs: New dog, home god, veterinarian
home god, veterinarian, vets: Hi Danielle! I applaud your efforts for trying to find the owner of this dog. At least you know you tried, right? A veterinarian can guess at a dog s age by looking at their teeth. There is really no way that I know of to tell if the dog has been vaccinated....

Dogs: New dog, hi lauren, play fight
hi lauren, play fight, biscuts: Hi Lauren, That recent episode your your barking at you, to the point that you didn t feel safe, and you had to leave the house sounds like there s a problem brewing. Your dog is challenging your authority as the pack alpha , and by leaving the house,...

Dogs: New dog, old dog, jack russell
old dog, jack russell, bad habits: Getting a dog can be difficult. I frequently urge people to skip the time and work of a puppy and get an older dog. Unfortunately, even if it doesn t have established bad habits, a new home and new people can be upsetting. A year old dog should adjust before...

Dogs: New dog, shitzu, snarl
shitzu, snarl, images: At that age, I would guess they will just be too happy to have somebody to play with. Understand, friends bite friends, and often snarl and growl. Here is a link to a picture of my Shepherd enjoying a visit with Lab, http://www.photolocker.net/images/Labman/gretchenandellaplaying.jp...

Dogs: New dog adopted from rescue, urination problems, cockapoo
urination problems, cockapoo, furry family: Hi Nora, Thank you for contacting me regarding Bella, the new addition to your furry family. I am happy to hear that the relationship between Bella and Lilly has worked out and that both girls are happy. It is essential to find out if Bella s urination...

Dogs: New dog concerns., pit bull mix, booster shot
pit bull mix, booster shot, rabies: It could be it is all too new to him and he is having trouble adjusting, or even a reaction to the rabies shot. I would let him mellow out. Give him plenty of attention, but don t force activity. If he isn t showing more activity by Monday, I would check...

Dogs: New dog dilemma, miniature schnauzers, playful self
miniature schnauzers, playful self, own toys: Frannie sounds like she belongs in a one-dog household to me, no matter how much you like her. She is a bully. I would put out extra water bowels around the house, and correct Frannie whenever she threatens Sophie. If she starts growling over any toys,...

Dogs: New dog doesn't like my son, spaniel, kisses
spaniel, kisses, perception: It sounds like she had problems with somebody similar to him in the past. One quick way to change her perception of him would be to have him feed her. Will she let him take her for walks? He could also be free with treats. Will she chase a ball for him?...

Dogs: New dog in family, mini dachshund, good mother
mini dachshund, good mother, dachshund: Thanks for your question. This is completely normal. They are trying to establish who is Alpha male in the household. Let your older one disapline the younger one not the other way around. He had been there the longest and has to adjust to this. However...

Dogs: New dog nips!, cesar milan, obedience class
cesar milan, obedience class, pack leader: No he s not just getting to know you. He is demonstrating alpha behavior which means he considers himself a leader in your home and you a follower. Go to alpha boot camp on the web and read and learn :). Even poms need to be taught to be calm and submissive....

Dogs: New dog with Old dog, side swipe, good relationship
side swipe, good relationship, special girl: Hi Laura, Just having the new puppy in the house is enough for your older dog to get used to, without having to deal with the puppy jumping all over her and her toys, bed etc. Try to have the puppy s room be one that Gigi does not use for sleeping or...

Dogs: New dog, old dog siblings began fighting, male puppies, long periods of time
male puppies, long periods of time, border collie: For one thing, do not feed them in the same area, but in their own crates. Or stand there and watch them eat and let it be known that you will not tolerate food stealing. This would apply to bones, toys, etc. also. Working on the people being alpha is...

Dogs: New dog!!!, cats and dogs, cat cats
cats and dogs, cat cats, cat hater: Hi again; Some of the pitching could be trying to get rid of the leash, and be freer to run. She might get a little rough once, but cats usually give a good slap with the claws, and that tends to calm a frisky dog down pretty good. It would not hurt, of...

Dogs: New family memeber, american bulldog, two dogs
american bulldog, two dogs, jack russel: Well what you can start switching the dogs your walking,like sometimes walk Lenno&Tyson,or Chulo&Tyson,it doesn t even have to be for a full walk just a couple of minutes here and there until they get used to it Another thing you can look into is calling...

Dogs: New house, new puppy, old dog, establishing dominance, female boxer
establishing dominance, female boxer, yelp: OK first bit of advice - get the dogs out of the bedrooms. Its not good for dogs psychologically speaking to sleep in the same room as their owner - especially not on the bed. Get a crate for the puppy and put both dogs in a small warm secure room with comfortable...

Dogs: New house, new puppy, established dog., establishing dominance, female boxer
establishing dominance, female boxer, yelp: Hi Anthony. You neglected to tell me whether or not the puppy is a female also. In any case. I dont believe your dog means harm, but you may need to hire a behaviorist to help you with this. I do believe the two will be able to live together. In the meantime,...

Dogs: New Lab puppy, vet nurse, lab puppy
vet nurse, lab puppy, science diet: I would start to cut back on both the water and roo mince. Normally a lab puppy that won t eat more than it needs is sick and needs the vet. You may want to adjust what you think of as thin. See http://www.longliveyourdog.com/twoplus/RateYourDog.aspx The...

Dogs: New Labrador Pup Help, labrador pup, pedigree dog food
labrador pup, pedigree dog food, closet shelving: Stop feeding it cows milk. It had lactose in it dogs can t digest. Try softening the Pedigree with water. If you have to, put some of the soften food on your finger and transfer it to his mouth. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural...

Dogs: New Lhasapoo Puppy, puppy owner, breed puppy
puppy owner, breed puppy, lhasapoo: Hi Tania, congrats on your pup!! :-) 1) Most dogs get this, it s just like the gunk you get in the coners of human eyes after you ve slept. It s more noticeable with lighter coats. Our collie has a bplack patch over one eye, and it s always more noticeable...

Dogs: New lab puppy questions, puppy questions, lab puppy
puppy questions, lab puppy, crate train: At 3 1/2 months, you puppy should easily be able to go 4-5 hours in the day time and over night in the crate. That formula is widely quoted and even is in my Puppy Raising Manual I mostly regard as Gospel. I have found that even 7 week old puppies often...

Dogs: New lab puppy questions, puppy questions, lab puppy
puppy questions, lab puppy, crate train: You may need to place the puppy in the crate for some time yet. Be gentle, but firm. Follow its name with Kennel in a quiet, firm voice and place it in the crate. What does a puppy need? A crate. It is only natural that a puppy resists its crate...

Dogs: New mother trying to bury one of her puppies, doggy doors, new mother
doggy doors, new mother, puppies: hello it is possible since she had her first puppy outside that she now wants to keep this puppy outside. THe best thing to do is when she goes outside close the door so she cant drag puppies away from the house then open the door to let her back in, Bar off...

Dogs: New mother, new mother, anxieties
new mother, anxieties, beagle: Hi Jennifer; She does sem a little too anxious. Are there other dogs or cats in the house that she might be afraid will hurt her puppies? Are there young children who pick up the puppies? If it is no to all these, then I think you need to contact her Veterinarian...

Dogs: New Pit Bull Puppy, pit bull puppy, puppy chow
pit bull puppy, puppy chow, science diet: At 4 weeks old, a puppy is barely old enough to be weaned and should be with its mother and litter at least 2 more weeks. I should be being fed 4 times a day. I doubt the directions on any puppy chow say once a day for a 4 week old. In a couple more weeks...

Dogs: New Pup, golden retriever puppy, inner ear problem
golden retriever puppy, inner ear problem, dog car sickness: Hi Kristen; Animals can be very sensitive to car sickness, especially if they have just eaten. When you are going to take her to the park, why not take her food and water dishes, and feed and water her at the park That will avoid the car sickness, if it...

Dogs: New Puppies, new born puppies, rottweiler breed
new born puppies, rottweiler breed, signs of trouble: Hi Cheryl, Congratulations on the new puppies! I hope the mamma and babies are all doing well! The very best dog breeders make sure their puppies have a complete vet examination at birth and at 6 weeks of age. That said, many do not have their new...

Dogs: My New Puppy, puppy breath, eared dogs
puppy breath, eared dogs, vet visit: Hi Randi, The smell may not be coming from his ears. Cockers are notorious for bad skin. Of the 30 or cockers that I groom, I can think of only one or 2 that do not have terrible skin allergies. 9 weeks is kinda young to show this already, but its possible....

Dogs: New Puppy, fabric loop, female puppies
fabric loop, female puppies, flat collar: Many people make a real production of meeting on neutral ground. I am not sure it does much good. At least you have the male/female thing going for you. And I think males may still be more playful at 4 years old and tolerate the puppy better than some females....

Dogs: New Puppy, vet asap, local animal
vet asap, local animal, animal feed: Hey Ryan. First off the only vaccines that need to be given to your puppy are from a veterinarian. Vaccines bought from feed stores are not of good quality & do not fully prevent diseases. Please bring your puppy to the vet ASAP. Your vet knows how to get...

Dogs: New Puppy, purebred beagle, constanly
purebred beagle, constanly, proud owners: Usually a 2 year old is still happy to play with a puppy. She could be resenting a new comer. I would support her wishes to be left along. When he heads for her, give him a sharp Ut, ut, ut! and divert him with a toy. This is what we do with our 13...