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Dogs: dog odor?, border collie, foul odor
border collie, foul odor, hi mike: Hi Mike, A dog which is getting sick would act as though he s getting sick. There could be a tell- tale smell associated with some medical conditions, but there would probably be other symptoms too. I d be happy to answer your question but I need a little...

Dogs: dog oily coat, raw meat diet, yeast infection
raw meat diet, yeast infection, bread flour: Hello Marcella, yes he is secreting oils to compensate for the yeast infection. Make sure the yeast infection is not due to his diet, if it is, or if you are not sure, eliminating foods with milk, bread, flour should help. You might consider the raw meat...

Dogs: is my dog ok??, quality family time, shelley davis
quality family time, shelley davis, paint stick: Dear Renae, Please...take your dog to the vet immediately!!! Emergency!!!! Something may be terribly wrong. Both styrafoam and paint are toxic substances and if your dog got into them and is showing signs of distress, please go to emergency before it...

Dogs: Why does my dog only bark at my brother when he comes home at night?, strange habit, lack of attention
strange habit, lack of attention, family dog: She could be happy to see him, or she could be feeling threatened or protective. Try keeping her on lead and correcting her at night when she does this. Also, do walk your dog twice per day, she needs to get tired. Please remember it s her job to alert and...

Dogs: dog overbites and crossbites, boston terriers, boykin spaniel
boston terriers, boykin spaniel, overbites: Thanks for your questions. These are both defects. To start off with the cross bite that you discribed is a defect that can be passed on the puppies of you are thinking about using him for breeding of any kind. With a bite that bad the breeder should have...

Dogs: My dog is overweight!, collie mix, pieace
collie mix, pieace, rawhides: Hello Amy and thank you for your question, Here s a test for you to see if she is really all that over weight, Feel her ribs and put a very small amount of pressar on while feeling her ribs, you should be able to feel them without having to dig your fingers...

Dogs: is my dog overweight??, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, domestic dogs: Dear Renae Thank you for your question. Please accept my apologies for the late reply. A male Border collie should weight between 30-45 pounds. You need to introduce a lite diet for your dog, and will probably have to reduce the feeding rates a little...

Dogs: is my dog overweight??, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, adult dogs: 40 pounds for an adult border collie isn t bad, but keep in mind that yours is a mix so he may be larger than a typical border collie, so that weight might be too small. Cut out all table scraps that he gets (including meats). Even if you only feed him once...

Dogs: is my dog overweight??, border collie mix, border collie
border collie mix, border collie, waist line: Do this test on his, Take your hands and run them down his back along his side if you can not feel a waist line he is overweight,also you want to feel the ribs but without poking your fingers in deep and you want to feel them but not see them if yuo ahev to...

Dogs: My dog is very overweight!, collie mix, hi amy
collie mix, hi amy, appropriate weight: Hi, Amy. If your dog is a Golden/Collie mix, 60 pounds sounds like an appropriate weight for her to be. However, there s no way of truly knowing what breed she is if you adopted her from the shelter. Do you have any pictures of her from the side and above...

Dogs: Why is my dog having Panic Attacks?, vet bills, mental stress
vet bills, mental stress, physical stress: Hi Kim, it does sound like something mentally is happening to her in the middle of the night. The first sign of stress in a dog is panting, whether it be mental stress or physical stress. The lifespan of a shepherd & a husky are about the same, 12-15 years....

Dogs: My dog is being a Picky eater!, full blood test, extreme athlete
full blood test, extreme athlete, dogs food: Hi Travis, You are not alone in this dilemma. I do believe that you and your wife are trained very well ;) If all is well with her physically, then you might want to try the tough love routine. It won t be easy (on the humans) but to get a handle on...

Dogs: dog paces, won't eat, signs of cancer, cocker mix
signs of cancer, cocker mix, b vitamins: It varies Amy. Dogs don t like to show pain until it is debilitating. Take her to the internist. Meanwhile try feeding her smaller meals more often. Try feeding her peanut butter etc as a way to help her gain weight. Full of good things. Regardless of improvement...

Dogs: dog pacing at nite, tylenol pm, pain medication
tylenol pm, pain medication, benadryl: Hi Juanita, Giving your dog a Benadryl or Tylenol pm is actually what I was thinking as I read your message. Of the two, I d probably be more inclined to go with the Tylenol pm. Dogs are pretty stoic about showing pain, so should your dog be in any discomfort,...

Dogs: dog pads, veterinary attention, footpad
veterinary attention, footpad, antibiotic ointment: Hi Dave, Most traumatic injuries to footpads will heal within two to three weeks, with or without treatment. Using an antibiotic ointment can be helpful in keeping the pad a little moist and in preventing infection. If the injury does not show steady progress...

Dogs: dog pain, crackling noises, american bulldog
crackling noises, american bulldog, whimpers: I have a bulldog too, and they are NOT supposed to be active. At 4 years old they should have no aging problems! These dogs should not be running around the block on a regular basis, hardly ever! Bulldogs are dogs for people who like yo lie around the house...

Dogs: dog pain, crackling noises, american bulldog
crackling noises, american bulldog, whimpers: Hi Laurie, I don t see any red flags in your note - it doesn t seem like this should be an aging issue at four years old, and you say there s no indication of pain, so I m not sure it s a chiropractic issue. If the vet finds an area where he (or she)...

Dogs: dog pain, crackling noises, american bulldog
crackling noises, american bulldog, whimpers: Four years is much too young for even a larger dog to be showing sign of aging. I don t know how common hip dysplasia is in the American Bull dog. It is all too common spreading into many breeds even working its way down into the smaller dogs. It comes...

Dogs: dog pairing, puppy dog, different breed
puppy dog, different breed, shih tzu: I would get either a shih tzu of the opposite sex or another breed that is quieter than a golden or lab. If a lab or golden is playing too rough they can knock the eye out of a shih tzu, I have seen this twice now. So stay either small or extremely gentle...

Dogs: dog's panting at night, anal glands, buffered aspirin
anal glands, buffered aspirin, emergency vet: Hi Lisa, Has your dog been spayed? She could be in heat . The early period of heat, called Proestrus, lasts between 4 -15 days depending on the size and breed. Panting and whining can be signs of discomfort. You said your dog s anal glands were expressed,...

Dogs: dog paralysis, animal chiropractor, muscle relaxers
animal chiropractor, muscle relaxers, pinched nerve: Hi Liza, I wonder what your vet has suggested? Undoubtedly he s on prednisone, muscle relaxers, and/or pain relievers. The dog will probably show improvement, but it won t be fixing anything. I d recommend you find an animal chiropractor as quickly...

Dogs: dog park collar biting, pit mix, behaviorist
pit mix, behaviorist, dominance: It could be play, Pam, or it could be a form of dominance. Without being able to see her in person, I cannot say for sure. I m surprised that your dog park doesn t have a rule that says that you must remove your dog s collar before letting him loose in the...

Dogs: dog paw pad, jack russell terrier, paw pad
jack russell terrier, paw pad, adult hood: Sounds like the dewclaw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paw check that out and see...theres a picture. Declaws have NO reason to be removed and to do it in adult hood is VERY painful not that it isnt when they are puppies either! But a long as you keep...

Dogs: dog paws, new skin liquid bandage, gauze pads
new skin liquid bandage, gauze pads, collie mix: Hi Judy, Ouch! Your poor dog needs to be taken to the vet without delay if his pad has been torn off. Call your veterinarian and ask how (or if ) the piece of hanging skin should be saved: on ice, or just loosely bandaged until the dog can get in to...

Dogs: dog pedigree, american kennel club, pedigree papers
american kennel club, pedigree papers, kennel name: No, sorry, this is not possible without knowing the parentage. You might try contacting the American Kennel Club to see if they have a more current address on your breeder; I am assuming you already tried an internet search on the breeder s name and kennel...

Dogs: dog pedigree, american kennel club, ilp program
american kennel club, ilp program, akc events: Hi Tommy, The American Kennel Club has a conditional status of registration which will only be granted in cases where the dog is believed to be purebred, but a registered parent is found to be incorrect. But even with this type of registration, the dog...

Dogs: why my dog peed on my husbands feet, male pitbull, submissive urination
male pitbull, submissive urination, obedience classes: It s probably something called submissive urination which is common in dogs that are insecure,what often helps is obedience classes as it builds confidence Also as for house training the best thing to do would be to use a crate,and keep the puppy crated...

Dogs: dog peeing, male dogs, baby gates
male dogs, baby gates, little dogs: Since you have three dogs vying for your attention, it could be any of the three (or all three) marking the household (females can mark). Have you had each of the dogs for their lifetimes (Haus for 7, Sohie for 5, DJ for 3)? Have you recently got one of them,...

Dogs: dog peeing, puppy housebreaking, creature of habit
puppy housebreaking, creature of habit, natural instinct: Dear Kay, Thank you for writing to me about your 17 week old Westie. A dog who is fully housebroken, never uses the house as a toilet. The first thing to do is to make sure that there is no medical problem going on. If he gets the ok on health, then...

Dogs: Why is my dog peeing, hot paws, lifes abundance
hot paws, lifes abundance, frequent urination: I don t think it will set her back in her potty training. I have switched to Meunster diog food. It is dry kibble. I am just a little leery since the recalls, and sine there was, at one time, news that they thought it MIGHT be deliberate. Meunster is made...

Dogs: dog peeing/anxiety, heart murmur, kidney problem
heart murmur, kidney problem, animal massage: Hi Brenna; Other than having him checked for a bladdr and kidney problem, he is pretty old, I am sure the changes and missing your dad is very hard for him. I have one suggestion that I feel would help you with him. I have used the Tellington-Touch of animal...

Dogs: dog peeing in basement, blue heeler mix, bladder infection
blue heeler mix, bladder infection, babygates: My first thought was a bladder infection, but it would seem that you already had that checked out. My next thought is to simply get a taller babygate. We have one that is 31 tall, and if it were set up slightly higher, it could be at least 3 more inches...

Dogs: My dog is peeing blood, urine tract infection, shelley davis
urine tract infection, shelley davis, old bitch: Dear Alyce, Thank you for writing to me about your puppy peeing blood. You would be able to tell if your dog was in heat because her back area would be extremely swollen and she would be dripping blood as well as licking/cleaning the area. If your...

Dogs: dog peeing on furniture, little butt, obedience training
little butt, obedience training, charlotte charlotte: Hi Sheila; Methinks he is establishing himself as the new head of the house. He is marking his tewrritory. If he is not neutered, do that right away. It will help to dominance some. I use Simple Solution to clean up puppy accidents. It removes the odor...

Dogs: dog peeing in house, obedience class, vet check
obedience class, vet check, house dogs: A vet check is always a good idea when a bad behavior crops up. Ask about neutering too if not already. It is no cure all, but often is a big help with males urinating in the house. It is possible at 2 years old, he has decided he is a big boy and it...

Dogs: my dog is peeing in the house :-(, belly band, housetraining
belly band, housetraining, losing control: Kevin, is that a typo? Is your dog really 17 years old, or did you mean 17 months?! If he s 17 years old, I would take him to the vet for a thorough check-up, to rule out any health issues that may be causing the regression in his housetraining. Make sure...

Dogs: dog peeing indoors., allday, easy solution
allday, easy solution, pees: I agree that missing your son is causing the problem. The only easy solution I see is to crate her. Doing so suddenly may upset her, and your son may be back before you could slowly introduce the crate. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I...

Dogs: dog peeing on kids beds, puppy daycare, human family members
puppy daycare, human family members, childrens beds: Hi Nancy, Thank you for writing to me about your 10 month old yorkie/shihtzu. I think that you have answered many of your own questions. Yes, definitely have him neutered. It will help with what is called marking. Your puppy has developed into a...

Dogs: dog peeing in same room in house, vet check, toy poodle
vet check, toy poodle, cognitive disorder: Hi Renee, First, I would ask when your poodle s last vet check was? The reason is that there may be a medical issue behind the urination. I would also wonder and ask if your poodle was ever thoroughly housetrained? What makes me ask this question is...

Dogs: dog peeing, neutered, yorkie
neutered, yorkie, urinalysis: If he lifted his leg to urinate, then it is usually a behavioral issue. I would be interested to know if there is anything new with the dog....are you new to the dog and he is acting possessively towards his owner? Has he recently been neutered? Are there...

Dogs: My dog pees when I'm not home, great dog, dog pees
great dog, dog pees, dog training: Ok. I would buy a dog training crate. Most dogs wil not mess their beds. Put her in the cage when you are not home. Leaving some food and water of course. This will teach her that she has to wait for the toilet. Crates are a very popular method of potty...

Dogs: My dog pees on people's feet! HELP!!, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, obedience training: Saying why a dog does something is speculative. With her doing it to people she knows, but hasn t seen, I lean to submission over dominance. Fortunately, both respond to much the same training. Spay her. I can t think any reason not to. Yesterday I had...

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

Dogs: dog to person germs, intestinal parasites, cocker spaniel
intestinal parasites, cocker spaniel, roundworms: I m sure there are some viruses he could pick up from doing this, and its even possible (though highly unlikely) to get intestinal parasites such as roundworms from doing that as well. I definitely don t think its such a good idea, and if your husband really...

Dogs: what dog to pick, obedience training, spayed female
obedience training, spayed female, mastiff: The simple solution is to get a female and have her spayed. The combination least likely to cause problems is a neutered male and spayed female. You would have to be nuts to keep an intact female with no good reason. I know, I have done it with highly valuable...

Dogs: dog being a picky eater, full blood test, callories
full blood test, callories, lab retriever: Hi Travis; Yep, she has your number.LOL Won t hurt. She is getting a little on in years, and we all get a little cranky in our old age, and like a little special attention. The bread is a little bit of non-nutrint stuff. Maybe you could make it oat nut...

Dogs: dog being a picky eater, full blood test, minature pinscher
full blood test, minature pinscher, lab retriever: Travis, I think you may be right the dog has trainied you, your consern about her not eating has lead you to try new things to get her to eat. just remember if the vet ccannot find any thing wrong through blood test, then try sitting down your self and having...

Dogs: dog being a picky eater, full blood test, prescription diets
full blood test, prescription diets, science diet: Travis, Sounds good. I do not like the regular Science Diet at all, but I ve seen the Hill s Prescription Diets do wonders for pets. One thing you may try, aside from treating human food as a treat she can have *after* she eats her own food, is to get some...

Dogs: dog being a picky eater, full blood test, natural scavenger
full blood test, natural scavenger, finicky eaters: Hi Travis, There s a popular saying amongst dog trainers: finicky eaters aren t born, they re made . That s because a dog is a natural scavenger, and not a naturally picky eater. Most finicky eaters have learned that if they wait, their owner (who may...

Dogs: dog being a picky eater, full blood test, lab retriever
full blood test, lab retriever, anwer: Hi Travis! Yes, I think you have the anwer already. Sounds like she is holding out for the good stuff ! LOL, can t hardly blame her either! There is a product you can buy in the dog food section, can t rememeber the name , but it s like a gravy that you...

Dogs: dog poo, shelley davis, fecal droppings
shelley davis, fecal droppings, parasites: Hi Margaret, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s fecal droppings. Might I suggest that rather than using the soil for disposal purposes that you immediately pick up the poop in a plastic bag and dispose of it in the garbage or toilet. It...

Dogs: dog getting in pool, male german shepherd, cindy lou
male german shepherd, cindy lou, furminator: Hello Rosa, There is a de-skunk shampoo out there that can eliminate skunk smell, so it might just work for your smell also. As far as shedding, there is a tool called the furminator, you can find the website at furminator.com, this tool is very effective...

Dogs: dog poop, irritable bowel syndrome, cucumber seed
irritable bowel syndrome, cucumber seed, hook worm: Sounds like your dog has intestinal worms. Usually if the dog has worms the feces will be covered in the sticky mucoid type of substance (looks like phlegm). Your vet can take a fecal sample and see what types of worms your dog has. Also some types of digestive...

Dogs: dog pooping blood, shelley davis, gastrointerologist
shelley davis, gastrointerologist, dog pooping blood: Hi, Thank you for writing to me about your 3 yr. old boxer. Am I to assume that the blood is accompanied by diarrhea? If so, the first line of defense is to get a thorough fecal exam done by Cornell or one of the other vet teaching colleges. Cornell...

Dogs: dog pooping in house, going upstairs, revery
going upstairs, revery, cockapoo: Hi Darlene; Is he going in the same place each time? the odor will remain where they have gone, even after you shampoo up the spot. You can remove it so that you can t smell it, but they can. I use Simple solution , in the formula for dogs. It also comes...

Dogs: dog pooping in house, closing doors, old boston
closing doors, old boston, lavish praise: It will take a little work, but you should be able to. The amount of time outside is less important than the activity. They can t walk and hold it too. So walk her, play fetch, whatever to keep her moving and stimulating her body until she has to go. Then...

Dogs: dog pooping in house, big dogs, german shepard
big dogs, german shepard, housebreaking: First, Joe, have you spoken with your vet about this? Often, as dogs age, they begin to lose control over their bladder and bowels, much like people. Or, she may have an infection or other something going on inside her that is causing it. Before I did anything...

Dogs: dog pooping and peeing in basement, female akita, food allergies
female akita, food allergies, cat box: Hello, Tracy, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I was out of town this weekend and am still catching up! It does sound like Maddie could be stressed by something, or exhibiting marking behavior (which is something that s common with Akitas,...

Dogs: dog pooping, shelley davis, pinched nerve
shelley davis, pinched nerve, dear mary: Dear Mary, Thank you for writing to me about your dog Sammi. It is clear that your dog has suffered some kind of neurological damage to her spine. It could be something as simple as a pinched nerve or something extremely serious. Only a vet can tell...

Dogs: my dog poops on the couch, pedigree puppy, wayout
pedigree puppy, wayout, black pepper: Sam, first of all, check your dog food ingredients. If corn is one of the first 5 ingredients, then switch to something else. Corn goes right through a dog and is not good for them. Second, why do you let your dog on the couch? If he is going in the same...

Dogs: dog poops in crate all the time, closet shelving, natural instinct
closet shelving, natural instinct, wire grid: I haven t had the problem or seen many other suggestions. I think it may be in the breeding and poor early care. Stress plays a part too. Anti anxiety medicine from the vet may work as well as anything. You could also try a Kong filled with peanut butter....

Dogs: dog pregnancy, birth canal, vet
birth canal, vet, puppy: Hello Jose, I think I just answered your other question. If a dog goes longer than 63 days, it may mean that she was bred more than once and is going by the last breeding. If she is straining, however, and seems to be in distress you need to take her to...

Dogs: dog pregnancy, older bitch, male dogs
older bitch, male dogs, flea bites: This is a very strange situation and one I have not encountered before in such young dogs. usually one side swelling and not the other is indicative of mastitis or tumour but both these scenarios are unlikely in a younger dog. It is possible the younger...

Dogs: my dog and my pregnancy, peekapoo, meanness
peekapoo, meanness, baby powder: Hello...well this is a little tough...we may need to try a couple of things to know what is going on. Dogs react differently when their owner is pregnant so there is not a standard. What you want to do is buy a baby doll...pour some baby powder on it and bundle...

Dogs: dog pregnancy, pregnancy cycle, awesome idea
pregnancy cycle, awesome idea, science project: Hey Julia. I think this is an awesome idea for a project! Kudos for coming up with it! http://www.chihuahualoving.com/PuppyFetalDevelopment.html This is a good website that shows you what happens week by week. Let me know what else I can do to help. Thanks!...

Dogs: dog pregnancy, breeding records, backyard breeders
breeding records, backyard breeders, registration papers: HI Laura, I think it is possible as the total time for pregnancy is 63 days. She may also be further along than they told you. Backyard breeders like that, who don t even keep up with registration papers (if they are even registered), rarely keep breeding...

Dogs: Is my dog pregnant?, signs of pregnancy, vet bill
signs of pregnancy, vet bill, exray: all the things you told me in the first letter are signs of pregnancy. you found them all. if your vet takes and xray you will know how many she is having. if you see signs of her nesting going in closets digging around she is getting closer. start taking...

Dogs: is my dog pregnant?, unwanted puppies, whelping room
unwanted puppies, whelping room, pregnant dogs: Vomiting is not usually a big problem in pregnant dogs unless there is something wrong. Preparing the house is no small task, you need a room where no-one goes in very often that can be kept quiet and extremely warm. You will then need a whelping box, this...

Dogs: my dog is pregnant, gestation period for a dog, teats
gestation period for a dog, teats, puppies: Hey Tracey. She will develop milk shortly before the puppies are born. The normal gestation period for a dog is about 63 days. So just count up from when you think she was bred. Good luck & let me know if I can help with anything else. Thanks! -Heathe...

Dogs: my dog is pregnant, vet asap, due date
vet asap, due date, puppies: She is nearing her due date, Zelda. What color is the discharge? Does it have an odor? How long has she had it? Have you spoken with your vet about it? If not, I would recommend that you do. This could be nothing, or it could be a sign of something very serious...

Dogs: is my dog pregnant, justy, rib cage
justy, rib cage, neutering: While ten days is a bit early for ovulation in most bitches, sperm can survive up to a week in the uterus waiting for those eggs to mature. Also sperm can still be viable for a few weeks in the reproductive tract of a male after neutering, so there is a very...

Dogs: is my dog pregnant, swollen nipples, mammary tumors
swollen nipples, mammary tumors, sighns: Hi Nicole, There is not a pregnancy test for dogs, and you would not be able to tell if your dog is pregnant or not. You have to have your dog examined by your vet to know whether or not she is indeed pregnant. An experienced veterinarian can determine...

Dogs: is my dog pregnant????, medical records, nipples
medical records, nipples, vet: It is tough to say. Occasionally shelters do let people adopt a pregnant dog. Best thing is to take any medical records you got with her and her to a vet. If she is pregnant, she does need to see the vet. I am glad you choose to adopt and hope you...

Dogs: is my dog pregnant?, poodle mix, male dogs
poodle mix, male dogs, pregnancies: HiIndia, Have you bred your dog? Was she in heat and around other male dogs? If so, then probably yes. Dogs can go through false pregnancies though and actually produce milk. There is no way I can tell if your dog is pregnant, since this is over the...

Dogs: my dog is pregnany, white discharge, brown discharge
white discharge, brown discharge, pekingese: Hi Melissa, I would say she is going to have them any day. Don t leave her alone and find out the warning signals of any trouble from a good vet that knows about breeding. (not all do) nancy She is actually due today if you see a green or brown discharge,...

Dogs: is my dog prenant, shitzu, x rays
shitzu, x rays, good hands: If your vet has good hands, he/she should be able to palpate the bitch at around 28 days and tell you if she is pregnant. Some can do ultrasounds at around that time if they have the equipment. X-rays can be done after 50 days. Personally, I don t believe...

Dogs: just got a dog whom had a previouse owner, dalmation, st bernard
dalmation, st bernard, 4 months: Hello, he should be full grown he will likely bulk out abit more over the next 3/4 months but thats about it. I can say to watchhim closey let him out when hes stopped palying with the other dog or has jsut eaten or drank or waken from a nap and you shouldnt...

Dogs: dog prgenacy, daugter, vet
daugter, vet, amount of time: Hi Shirley, There is really no way of telling if she got bred or not, but you can pretty much count on it that she probably did. She will continue to bleed whether she did or not. I think if you take her to the Vet within a certain amount of time they...

Dogs: dog problem, light timer, coffee pot
light timer, coffee pot, vacuum cleaner: Ooooooooooooooh! If I had a good answer, I would use it on Aster. She is more tolerable since my wife started a job getting us up 6 AM. Since it doesn t seem to vary with the season, she must be getting a clue from something. Do you have a coffee pot or...

Dogs: My dog has a problem, gsds, german shepard
gsds, german shepard, bloat: Hi Kristy, I m sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner. I hope your dog is doing better. You might want to start soaking her food in warm water as she might have been having an incident of bloat which is very common in GSDs. This will normally occur right...

Dogs: dog problem, old wives tales, papilon
old wives tales, papilon, proper rest: Is his kennel where he sleeps too? That is like sending a child to bed for punishmwnt. It makes bedtime punishm,ent even when there is no punishment. To get the proper rest, bedtime mush be a pleasant experience. It is the same for nimls. Stop using the...

Dogs: dog problem, shelley davis, playful puppy
shelley davis, playful puppy, citronella collar: Hi Diana, Thank you for writing to me about your playful puppy. The cure for her early morning barking is a citronella collar. When she barks, she will get a spray of citronella, which she will not like, and she will quickly learn not to bark. You...

Dogs: dog problem, vacuum cleaner, crate training
vacuum cleaner, crate training, answers to the questions: Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, Diana! I started this reply yesterday but then I had to quit. The reason I asked how long you had had her is because sometimes it can take them a while to get adjusted to your routine. Maybe she was used to people...

Dogs: dog problem, ps and qs, spoiled brat
ps and qs, spoiled brat, vacuum cleaner: Good luck; Sometimes when people were not raised with animals, it is hard to get them to accept animals in the house etc. You really have three children to raise, your daughter, the puppy, and your husband. LOL they don t TELL us we take on a child to raise...

Dogs: dog problem, coton de tulear, hello dawn
coton de tulear, hello dawn, crate train: Hi Diana, Those dog collars tend to not work. Also, she seems to have you trained well. :) First off, you need to crate train her and have her start sleeping in a crate at night. Put the crate in your bedroom across from your bed as you will want to be...

Dogs: dog problem, predictable schedule, vacuum cleaner
predictable schedule, vacuum cleaner, training books: Hi Diana, Thank you for getting back to me, I ll try to help. Try not to play any game that leads to play biting or tug-of war. Dogs learn many social rules through play, and though it seems like a game, it s actually teaching your dog some bad habits...

Dogs: dog problem, bad habit, vacuum cleaner
bad habit, vacuum cleaner, silky terrier: Hi Diana, Well, guess what? I have the same problem with my little yorki-silky terrier. She does NOT like it when I try to sleep in, and worse than that... when the time changed and it was an hour later... she STILL wanted to get up on her time! I really...

Dogs: is my dog a problem child?, favorite playmates, spaniel mix
favorite playmates, spaniel mix, male dogs: Dogs learn from other animals. If when they learn something they are also afraid (as when he was little and other dogs got aggressive with him) he will learn that behavior in a defense mode. He could indeed be aggressive to some degree. Don t let anything...

Dogs: dog problem, having a new baby, vacuum cleaner
having a new baby, vacuum cleaner, training books: Hello there. I am not sure you will like my answer, but it seems simple, at least to me. You need training..in home training, so that your dog can be taught not to do the things she does in the house so she doesnt need to be confined to the kitchen. Also..put...

Dogs: my dog has been getting progressively worse in her teeth, involuntary muscular contractions, types of seizures
involuntary muscular contractions, types of seizures, seizure activity: Gina, thanks for your question. This is quite perplexing and concerning. If I understand you correctly, she seems to be behaving in this manner a good part of the day and night, also that she has gotten progressively worse over the last several months....

Dogs: My dog is pulling his hair out, diamond dog food, little paws
diamond dog food, little paws, heat male: Hi there, I ve never heard that a male dog can take to pulling out it s fur when there s a female nearby in heat. Male dogs do not have a heat cycle, if you mean how long will a nearby female dog s heat cycle last, the answer is about 3 weeks, twice a year....

Dogs: my dog pulls backwards all the time, tufts university school of medicine, tufts university school
tufts university school of medicine, tufts university school, short attention span: Hi Eli, Sorry I didn t catch the meaning of your question. It s really quite natural for a dog to want to spend time sniffing around, some dogs are more instant about this than others while out on a walk. One thing you can try is training your dog...

Dogs: dog pulls too much when walked., halti head collar, head halters
halti head collar, head halters, head collars: Personally, I do not recommend head halters very often because they are not really a training tool. The following page does a good job of explaining exactly how I feel about head collars: http://www.canadasguidetodogs.com/training/training5.htm HOWEVER,...

Dogs: my dog pupi, first clue, behaviour pattern
first clue, behaviour pattern, yorkshire terrier: Hi Ruth, a dog can t get glaucoma from getting lost. If your dog did not get excited about seeing you when returned to you I would start suspecious of this situation. That would be my first clue as to whether it was your dog or not. If they were responsible...

Dogs: can my dog have pups early, aborting, hypothyroidism
aborting, hypothyroidism, akita: Yes, a bitch could whelp earlier than normal, but this early the puppies would not survive and it would more properly be termed an abortion. You should probably have her examined by your veterinarian. You might want to recount from the breeding date just...

Dogs: dog Quirks, occasional puppies, tip of her tongue
occasional puppies, tip of her tongue, quirks: I ve wondered this, too, as I have had occasional puppies over the years who did this; I have one right now, in fact. Since mine have always outgrown it, I have always thought that it is because their tongues are just a bit too long for the stage that their...

Dogs: dog question, old dog, dog training
old dog, dog training, confidence: What you can do is offer her little treats and pet her while you are giving them to her so she knows you won t hurt her-also do this to coax her out of her cage Sometimes it just takes time-but trying this will help Also taking her to dog training classes...

Dogs: dog question, itchy dogs, wierd things
itchy dogs, wierd things, itchiness: Hi Tara and thank you for your question. It sounds like he has come into contact with something that is making him miserable. You say he was at the dog beach the night before and this could be the problem. If it s a sandy beach, he could have gotten some...

Dogs: dog question, dog fancy magazine, human pet allergies
dog fancy magazine, human pet allergies, american kennel club: Hi Mike, For asthma and allergy sufferers it s not the amount of hair shed that causes allergy problems. It is the amount of dander shed which is the main culprit. Aside from the breeds I ve listed below, any breed that possess a single layer coat usually...

Dogs: my dog quit, peek a poo, positive reinforcement
peek a poo, positive reinforcement, restroom: Donald, If your dog hasn t used the restroom at all in a couple of days he needs to be taken to a veterinarian immediately. This is indicative of a blockage, and it is an emergency. If he is in fact using the restroom like normal and just has some newfound...

Dogs: my dog ran away please help, reward posters, animal shelters
reward posters, animal shelters, vets: Hi Jose; Sounds like you have done all you can, short of putting out food where she is seen often, and staying where you can watch the food. If you could get one of these people, when they call, to coax to dog to them and keep her for you until you get there....

Dogs: dog with a rash, dryer place, rear legs
dryer place, rear legs, chocolate lab: Hi Chris, Having given it your best efforts, by trying to treat your dog on your own with Vitamin E, it s best to now let your vet examine your girl friend s dog since he continues to itch. There are several things which could cause the symptoms you...

Dogs: dog rash, benadryl, bassett hound
benadryl, bassett hound, swollen face: If her face was swollen and she has hives it definitely sounds like an allergic reaction. If you can t get her to the vet yet then I would keep giving her the benadryl. Generally speaking Benadryl is about 1 mg per pound, and benadryl comes in 25 mg tablets,...

Dogs: My dog has a real fear of bees, fear of bees, cattle dog
fear of bees, cattle dog, yellow jackets: Well since you have tried those things,now what you may want to do since you have tried just about everything(and I have given you all the info I can think of)is to call around to different trainers and see what they can come up with-this is one of the most...

Dogs: my dog is real old, animal massage, roblems
animal massage, roblems, kizzy: Hi Consuela; Sure there is something wrong with her. She is 16 years old and has Arthritis. Arthritis is VERY painful, and it stiffens up your joints so you can t move right, it can affect the nerves and muscles so that they lose control, or she may have...

Dogs: My dog is really terrified of everything., independent trainer, petsmart
independent trainer, petsmart, petco: Is this normal? Not for around here it isn t. I wouldn t recommend the PetsMart/Petco group classes for now because they really don t address the issues that you are having with your dog. Your dog may actually get worse in that kind of environment. Here...

Dogs: dog has red, swollen nipples, swollen nipples, first birthday
swollen nipples, first birthday, veterinarian: Dee, If the dog was spayed before her first birthday - and especially before her first heat, it really limits what would cause her to have swollen nipples. If I were to take a guess here, it would be that this is some sort of allergy issue. Red, inflammed...

Dogs: My dog now refuses to go out, separation anxiety, door knobs
separation anxiety, door knobs, mother in law: Hi Mya, Your dog is now suffering from separation anxiety. She obviously got traumatized by being left and now she is making sure she never gets left again. Just spend a lot of time with her and reassure her that everything will be ok. This could take...

Dogs: dog repellent, cats and dogs, dogs and cats
cats and dogs, dogs and cats, orange and lemon: Hi Derrick Yes, Lay orange and Lemon peels around and animals will not go in the garden. Also, at a garden shop or maybe even a Wal Mart, but a bag of DRIED BLOOD, this stops bunnies from chewing on plants and getting into gardens, it just might ward off...

Dogs: dog reppellers, loose dogs, pepper spray
loose dogs, pepper spray, paying fines: You know. I am so mad after reading your new post. I just feel a need to slap the *&^%$ out of something. Telling people to just Hit em AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH! Everybody who knows me even slightly knows that if you lay a hand on one of my grandkids or my...

Dogs: My dog retaliates when my husband leaves town., obedience class, pack structure
obedience class, pack structure, pack members: You are going to have to invest some time in her. Having a good pack structure reduces such problems. The dogs see all the people and dogs in the household as a pack with each having their own rank in the pack and a top dog. Life is much easier if the...

Dogs: My dog retaliates when my husband leaves town., collie mix, obedience training
collie mix, obedience training, separation anxiety: Hmmm. This is just a bit strange. You said last evening he was home for about 2 hrs. We left together to take him to the airport, when I got back, she had messed. What about if you two leave together otherwise? No? Many times, dogs DO know when their...

Dogs: dog retraining??, male dogs, neutral area
male dogs, neutral area, moveing: Hi Lyn Marie- Take the dogs to a neutral area (perhaps a dog park) and introduce them that way. After they are friendly towards each other there, you can get them together at the house. You didn t mention if either of the dogs are neutered or not. Having...

Dogs: Which dog is right for me?, human companionship, smart pet
human companionship, smart pet, active family: Hi Jessica and Matt It s a smart pet owner that does some homework and gets a pet that s suited to their lifestyle, and not based on a whim or a pretty face. No doubt about it, puppies are adorable. But you didn t say if you ve ever owned a dog or had a...

Dogs: my dog rock, caffeine theobromine, grape seed extract
caffeine theobromine, grape seed extract, vitamin a toxicity: Hi Debra, Thank you for writing to me about your dog Rock! Foods To Avoid: -Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. -Alcoholic beverages Can cause...

Dogs: dog rubbing rump, anal glands, heart worm
anal glands, heart worm, heartgard: The problem is often the anal glands. Sometimes worms. If you see any eggs in his stools or clinging to his anus, you could try an over the counter worm medicine. If you have him on many of the heart worm medicines, such as Heartgard+ or Revolution, they...

Dogs: my dog run away from me, neutered dogs, leash training
neutered dogs, leash training, negative response: Hi, it sounds like your trainer is a dominance trainer (makes you yank the leash to correct the dog). Domanince training is when you dominate the dog in a manner to make him do what you want. If you dominate a dog that is dominate he will fight you everytime...

Dogs: dog with runny nose, runny nose, somethin
runny nose, somethin, pneumonia: Dear Patty, Thank you for writing to me. Please rush your dog to emergency! Green is NOT good..it s very bad..it means advanced infection. This can possibly turn into pneumonia. Last week I told someone who wrote to me to rush their dog to emergency....

Dogs: my dog has runny stools and vomiting after being spayed, canned pumpkin, large intestine
canned pumpkin, large intestine, water absorption: Hello Schnauzer girl and thanks for your question. Sorry it has taken me so long to answer your question. I would probably try giving her some canned pumpkin (a tablespoon) to firm up her stool. It may just be taking her a little time to work the medications...

Dogs: dog has the runs, boiled chicken, chicken and rice
boiled chicken, chicken and rice, puppies: If you are feeding her something new, then it is definitely possible. Try giving her something bland - such as boiled chicken and rice - and nothing else other than some water for 24-48 hours. If it doesn t get better then it most likely wasn t from the...

Dogs: dog ruptured cranial ligament in both legs, cruciate ligament injuries, holistic remedy
cruciate ligament injuries, holistic remedy, vet office: Hi Denise, Surgery, though costly is the only corrective measure for cranial cruciate ligament injuries. Surgery will stabilize the knee, allowing it to regain normal motion and thereby reducing the formation of arthritis. If surgery is not performed, progressive...

Dogs: My dog Seth's behaviour change, shrill sound, behaviour change
shrill sound, behaviour change, raido: Hi Pauline; Without knowing the dog, I can only guess. It isn t somethinmg that could be considered normal canine bahavior. This olittle guy has an issue of some kind, whether it is just wanting more attention, or something is disturbing him. does he sleep...

Dogs: dog s, puppy, dawn
puppy, dawn, breeds of dog: Hi, depending on the breed. Some breeds are more immature than others. The standard age is around 2-3 as far as mentally. Physically it is normally around 2. If you canlet me know what breed or breeds of dog you are asking about, I might be able to help...

Dogs: dog salivating and cramps, symptoms of rabies, rat poison
symptoms of rabies, rat poison, rat bites: Hi Elaine, I m very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog, Candy. The fact your dog had not been eating in the days prior to her death may mean that she was not feeling well. While the salivating is one of the symptoms of rabies, there are other...

Dogs: My dog is scared of hardwood floors!, hardwood floors, blankets
hardwood floors, blankets, towels: Well what you can do at first is put a few towels or blankets down,just so she can get used to going into the room,then slowly remove them,you can also try offering her a treat to come onto the floor This is a fairly common problem for dogs that have never...

Dogs: my dog scooby, chow mix dog, animal massage
chow mix dog, animal massage, florence arizona: Hi Eddie; Scooby is not a mean dog. He is a very insecure, nervous dog, unless he was taught to be aggressive. Go to this site and read what can be done with the massages. You can also order a video to learn how to do them. www.lindatellington-jones.com...

Dogs: dog scrapping butt on carpet, internal parasites, anal glands
internal parasites, anal glands, mini dachs: Worms. It could be round worms, flea tapes or hooks. You need to have a Veterinarian diagnose what kind of worms they are. If you treat with over the counter worm medications, and treat for the wrong kind of worms, you could kill your dogs. If the worms...

Dogs: dog scratching, shi tzu puppy, flea allergy
shi tzu puppy, flea allergy, dorsal area: Hello Jenny, It sounds as if she has a flea allergy. It only takes the bite of one flea to send an animal with a flea bite hypersensitivity (commonly called flea bite dermatitis) into a frenzy of chewing. This usually shows up in the dorsal area just at...

Dogs: dog scratching the door, cocker spaniel, toe nails
cocker spaniel, toe nails, groomers: Hi Antonia; We had the same problem, only it was the back door where they scratched when they wanted to come in. Our doors are white, so my husband got some sheet metal, and nailed it on the door wgere the damage was, and painted it white. You had to look...

Dogs: dog scratching, hind quarters, medical diagnosis
hind quarters, medical diagnosis, skin infections: Hello :-) This sounds like a skin condition such as a Allergy or Dermatitis if its not Fleas. Best thing to do is bathe your Dog weekly in shampoo which is not perfumed and do not use Human shampoo as this is too harsh for his skin. Secondly purchase...

Dogs: dog in season, shi tzu puppy, sexual maturity
shi tzu puppy, sexual maturity, groomer: Hello. Bitches and dogs alike both mark when they reach sexual maturity...you would be suprized how often I get emails regarding bitches suddenly peeing on the floor/chairs/beds ect ect when it heat....it will pass when her cycle is done. You can clip her...

Dogs: dog seizures, seizure medication, frequent seizures
seizure medication, frequent seizures, canine epilepsy: Hi Brandi, Those frequent seizures that come in a big bunch are class cluster seizures . Cluster Seizures are multiple seizures within a short period of time with only brief periods of consciousness in between. Left untreated, a seizure disorder can...

Dogs: dog seizures, seizure disorder, dog seizures
seizure disorder, dog seizures, k9web: Hi Glenda, Not treating your dog for seizures, especially the cluster seizures your dog has been having, is very dangerous, and can lead to brain injury or the death of your dog. There are no treatment options here. Without medication, your dog s seizures...

Dogs: dog's sense of smell, allergic to dogs, drug sniffing dogs
allergic to dogs, drug sniffing dogs, webname: He/She would have to do some explaining as to WHY the dog is singling him/her out. Besides, allergic reactions tend to be caused by dander (similar to dandruff) and trained dogs tend to be groomed daily by their handlers to minimize said allergic reactions....

Dogs: dog shedding, thick fur, husky mix
thick fur, husky mix, beginning of summer: hi Lydia, Extreme shedding is cause for concern. If you suspect that your pet s hair loss is abnormal, you should first consult your veterinarian. She may have a thyroid (Hypothyroid) or hormone problem. Parasites also need to be ruled out. If your...

Dogs: dog shedding, earaser, dries
earaser, dries, particles: I haven t a clue what this is without seeing it, but it sounds like oily dirt/skin particles that have built up. Give him a bath with a good shampoo, maybe a medicated one, rinse him out well, and after he dries, see if he looks and smells better. If he doesn...

Dogs: dog shedding & diet, high protein food, bristle brush
high protein food, bristle brush, dry dog food: Hi Carol, It just might be that your dog takes after her Corgi roots, and is a heavy shedder. You didn t say how often you re brushing your dog. Keeping in mind that the hair is going to fall out either way and it is best to remove it yourself and throw...

Dogs: dog shedding & diet, high protein food, dry dog food
high protein food, dry dog food, corn dog: http://www.freewebs.com/dustycovens/dietfeedingfoods.htm my website address please see that page. I reccomend High quaility high protine low corn to No corn dog food for terriers in paticular with a great quaility food you will not have skin and coat problems...

Dogs: dog shedding, miracle cure, weather changes
miracle cure, weather changes, dead hair: Hi Frank, Unfortunately there is nothing you can do but keep up on the shedding with brushing & combing. Some terrier breeds are well known for shedding. Two times a year it will be worse than normal due to weather changes and the body getting rid of the...

Dogs: My dog sheds alot, cold country, soulutions
cold country, soulutions, petsmart: Hi, I don t know if you live in cold country or warm, if it is cold country, there is a pill and a dog supplement that I have seen in Petsmart that inhibits shedding. However, if you have this dog in a climate that is warm, then I would tell you to shave...

Dogs: my dog sheds sooo much, bull mastif, german shepperd
bull mastif, german shepperd, labrador retreiver: Hello, Well my labrador retreiver during shedding seaosn sheds so very much I can pull clumps and i mean Clumps of hair out of her and am suprised she has no bald psots and shes done being plucked and brushed. I however your dogs are loosing so much hair that...

Dogs: dog shot, rabies vaccine, parvo
rabies vaccine, parvo, rabie: That depends how old the dog is, a puppy in its first year gets three to four parvo/distemper boosters and one rabies vacicnes other vaccines are optional. An adult dog that has been kept upto date with its shots needs one parvo/distemper vaccine per year...

Dogs: dog shots, mast cell tumor, mast cell cancer
mast cell tumor, mast cell cancer, lewiston sun journal: Hello Greetings! The following article on LD 429, An Act to Require Veterinarians to Provide Vaccine Disclosure Forms, appears in the Sunday, February 20, 2005 issuse of the The Lewiston Sun Journal and may be accessed at the link below. Cheers, Kris...

Dogs: dog shredding blankets toys at night, bitter apple, shepard mix
bitter apple, shepard mix, soft toys: Well you may always have to crate him when you are out-but what you can try is a product called bitter apple and you spray it on things that you don t want the dog to shred/chew as it tastes terrible If you can t find that brand,just go to a pet store...

Dogs: dog siblings, huskys, medical expenses
huskys, medical expenses, 7 months: They certainly will miss each other, but that young, dogs adjust fairly well. If you are having trouble finding a good home for the one, try a rescue. These are dogs that lost their home, but were taken into a foster home to be retrained as necessary and...

Dogs: dog siblings, colorings, funny things
colorings, funny things, body structure: Dave, I have heard of dogs being born in the same sack, but I have not seen any myself. Genes are funny things, it could also be that the genes were passed down for that coloring. just like in birds where they may have one dot in the middle of their wing...

Dogs: My dog is sick, vet assistant, morning god
vet assistant, morning god, dry nose: Hi Donna! There are numerous things this could be and since I am not a veterinarian, I don t want to guess. Your dog is sick and needs to see a vet. I advise you to do so as soon as possible. Small breeds like a chihuahua will go down on you fast and...

Dogs: dog sick, shaking eyes, seizure disorder
shaking eyes, seizure disorder, mini collie: Hi Andre, I will give you the benefit of the doubt that this is not a crank message, and offer you a reply. Epilepsy in Shelties is a hereditary disorder. Your dog is having seizures, and needs to be examined by your vet. Multiple seizures in a short...

Dogs: is my dog sick, part rubbing alcohol, baggies
part rubbing alcohol, baggies, lot of water: She could have heard a sound that frightened her (is she sound-sensitive?) or it could be a pain reaction. If she is still having these behaviors today, try gently running your hands all over her to try to find a source for her pain. A sore area will often...

Dogs: My dog's sick, compost pile, throwing up blood
compost pile, throwing up blood, retching: Hi Brad, Bloody vomit doesn t always indicate a serious problem, but sometimes it does. Bleeding can be caused by eating the wrong foods. If your dog has raided the trash or has been eating off the compost pile, he may have food poisoning and be nauseated....

Dogs: my dog is sick, shelley davis, espicially
shelley davis, espicially, money issue: Dear Donna, See if you can get that care credit card. Additionally, I would suggest that you bring your dog in and then after the vet sees your dog, then discuss the money issue...your dog needs attention...it s best to get that attention and then discuss...

Dogs: my dog may be sick, dogs and cats, intestinal tract
dogs and cats, intestinal tract, digestive tract: Hi Norma; Giving dogs and cats milk after they are weaned can constipate them or have the reverse effect. I doubt it was the cat food that bound him up, more likely the milk, but I would make sure he has neither after this. It sounds like he is registering...

Dogs: my dog is sick, hip dysplasia, pain medication
hip dysplasia, pain medication, heating pad: Hi Doly; That is a pretty old dog. You don t say what breed she is. different breeds have different life span expectancies. The moaning that way does sound like she is in pain, and nobody casn tell you what to give her, withour examining her, which should...

Dogs: My dog is sick, shelley davis, pitbull
shelley davis, pitbull, emergency room: Hi Christins, Thank you for writing to me about your Pit puppy. In my opinion, I would rush the dog to the emergency room today. This could be a life threatening condition and without a vet examination, you can t tell...so can you phone you vet on an...

Dogs: My dog is sick, bad coughs, kennel cough
bad coughs, kennel cough, vet bills: Hi Beth; It sounds like she has Kennel Cough, most likely. Not taking your dog to the Veterinarian is as risky as not taking a baby to a Pediatrician. Unfortunately. Vet bills are a part of the reality of having pets. If they don t get good health care,...

Dogs: my dog is sick, new job, late night
new job, late night, vet: Dogs can get very stressed from major changes in their lives, but I think that first you must take the dog to the vet to make sure that he isn t really sick. If the vet cannot find anything wrong with your dog, then try giving the dog a bit more attention...

Dogs: dog sick, pumpkin pie spice, leftover pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice, leftover pumpkin, topical remedy: Hi. It sounds as though he s having a severe reaction to his food. I would recommend a very bland elimination diet consisting of boiled chicken and brown rice. Nothing else for a couple of weeks if he will eat that. You can add some low-sodium broth if...

Dogs: My dog is sick, can you help?, boiled chicken, apryl
boiled chicken, apryl, chicken and rice: If she can t keep down water, then you should take her in to the immediately since she may have an obstruction. If she is acting very lethargic, doesn t want to eat then I would take her in to your vet as well. For now I would definitely take up her food....

Dogs: Is my dog sick?, pack leaders, pack leader
pack leaders, pack leader, going to the bathroom: Hi Kristen, It sounds as though your dog is reacting to the stress of moving. You know how stressful moving is, your dog has a very limited number of ways to express the stress he is feeling. All a dog needs to make them relaxed is a happy pack leader...

Dogs: dog sickness, frequent episodes, s system
frequent episodes, s system, serious trouble: Hi Crystal, You didn t say how often your dog is vomiting, or if your dog is acting normal despite the fact it s been throwing up. You also didn t say if the dog has eaten at all, or does it eat and promptly throw it up. Has your dog been drinking water?...

Dogs: My dog sings I think, border collie, cute dogs
border collie, cute dogs, heat of the night: This is so cute! Dogs pick up on certain sounds. There are certain tones that they are more attracted to than others. It is different for each dog. I think that your dog indeed enjoys this song and wants to sing along. You should try to enter her in a...

Dogs: dog sitting, cindy lou, bischon
cindy lou, bischon, laundry room: Hello Bonnie, I would simply confine him to an area that would be easy to clean up, for instance a laundry room or even a dog crate. He may whine and bark at first but if you can get through the first night he will adapt. That is what I would do. Change...

Dogs: dog sitting on other dogs, problem dogs, quirky behavior
problem dogs, quirky behavior, t draw: Oh Mindy; Thanks for a good laugh this morning.LOl I have had dogs that did that, and have known others that did. It isn t anything but a quirky behavior. It isn t domination or aggression, lol, just laugh and enjoy this little nut. The fact that your...

Dogs: dog size, beagle mix, adult size
beagle mix, adult size, shoulders: It s always hard to say how big a pure bred will be,let alone a mixed breed But having said that it s safe to say I don t think it ll be a large dog-my dog weighed that at 8 weeks and he is now 25 pounds(full grown) so it is probably safe to say he will...

Dogs: my dog's skin, hypoallergenic shampoo, thumb nail
hypoallergenic shampoo, thumb nail, anti inflammatory medication: Is his hair terrier wirey hair or bichon hair? also I don t know about the rinse after, maybe the package will say. I think you may want to rinse before the wipes so no chemicals get to his skin. Annnnd if he has wirey terrier hair, give him more fat in...

Dogs: dog skin, veterinary doctor, renita
veterinary doctor, renita, gotthelf: Renita, That sounds odd but I m not going to sit here over the internet and refute what a veterinary doctor has told you. What I suggest you do is go to the Ask the Veterinarian section here at AllExperts - from the main menu its Animals/Pets, then Veterinary...

Dogs: My dog's skin condition..., linatone, blow dryer
linatone, blow dryer, skin condition: Hi Brit, She may have warts, it isn t uncommon, especially if she happens to be older. The best thing for warts on older dogs is to just leave them alone. As far as the dry coat, you can add a supplement to their food like Linatone that will help with their...

Dogs: dog skin irritation, natural raw diet, dog skin irritation
natural raw diet, dog skin irritation, dry dog food: Hi Trish, 99% of the time, skin irritations are a reaction to dietary ingredients. Without knowing what you are feeding her, I can only say that a natural, raw diet clears up most skin conditions within weeks of switching a dog and I have never seen a raw...

Dogs: dog skin problem, puppy phase, skin problem
puppy phase, skin problem, losing hair: sorry, but i cannot answer to your question, cause i m not a real vet. I can offer to try to change food, maybe your dog needs vitamins? Buy some vitamin pils or a syrup. Also, you should talk with your vet again, maybe it can be a serious problem? I can t...

Dogs: dog - skin rash, skin rash, giving him something
skin rash, giving him something, skin infection: Well it could be a number of problems such as mange(pitbulls are prone to this)some type of allergy(also common in the breed) or some type of skin infection-it s better not to do anything right now since it is not a life threatening problem,and giving him...

Dogs: my dog's skin, sensitive skin products, baby shampoo
sensitive skin products, baby shampoo, anti inflammatory medication: Hi Cindy, Does it have hydrocortisone in it or some other anti-itch medicine in it? If so, it sounds like he is allergic to it. If they are allergic to hydrocortisone, they will itch more. A lot of the sensitive skin products have anti-itch stuff in them....

Dogs: dog sleep aids?, smart dogs, sleep aids
smart dogs, sleep aids, sleeping pills: Hi Frank, There are sedatives that would make your lab sleep, but I really doubt a veterinarian would prescribe them. Most dogs will whine a few nights, then give up. Is this a new behaviour? Do you think she may need to relieve herself? Have you recently...

Dogs: My dog sleeping in my bed, science diet pet foods, contrary to popular belief
science diet pet foods, contrary to popular belief, adult dog food: Ahh, I was under the impression that just him being ON the bed was keeping your new beau awake; you didn t say anything about noises! LoL As for his skin issues, I honestly think you need to switch to a different food. Contrary to popular belief, Science...

Dogs: dog sleeping in closet, cindy lou, t shirt
cindy lou, t shirt, patience: Hello Juanita, It seems she s looking for a more confined area. She might see your closet as a larger dog bed. When dogs get older and their hearing is less and also their sight, being in a more confined area is seems safer. They know where sounds are coming...

Dogs: dog's slimy tongue, louisiana catahoula, sized dogs
louisiana catahoula, sized dogs, personal observation: Hi Valerie, Some people might describe a dog s tongue as feeling slimy. The slime factor depends on the individual dog, though smaller sized dogs do seem to have more of a slimy feel than a larger dog (just my personal observation). I would say...

Dogs: My dog is very sluggish, and won't eat, financial assistance fund, regional office staff
financial assistance fund, regional office staff, financial dilemma: Hi Lesly, Basically, if your dog has been having a watery or discolored discharge from the eyes for 48 hours or more it s time to schedule an appointment with your vet. When your dog has been off his food, water or acting lethargic (sluggish) for twenty-four...

Dogs: Is a dog smart enough to get out of the cold?, cold rain, rain snow
cold rain, rain snow, cold spell: Hi Dennis, I m sure that he would be just fine, but from reviewing your question, I would suggest that you take off the carpet that you were using as a door, because I think he likes to see what is going on and he may go back inside the house that way,...

Dogs: Is a dog smart enough to get out of the cold?, warm bedding, rational decisions
warm bedding, rational decisions, cold rain: Dennis, Do not underestimate your dog s ability to make the most rational decisions. Given that you mentioned he is double coated; the heating pad in his house may be what he considers, too warm. As long as the house is enclosed properly and holding in...

Dogs: My dog smells, dead animal, darla
dead animal, darla, glands: Hi Darla, She may have impacted anal glands. Your Vet can release them and even show you how to do it. This is more common in smaller breeds but some of the larger breeds, such as yours can be affected. I can t say for sure this is the problem, but it sounds...

Dogs: my dog and soda, pepto bismo, border collie
pepto bismo, border collie, collie: Hi Renae, Thank you for writing to me about your Border Collie. I don t think that 5 licks will do any harm to your dog. He might be a little hyper from the sugar and caffeine..be sure to give him plenty of water. If you have activated charcoal or...

Dogs: My dog has a sore paw and she keeps licking it., runny noses, digestive complaints
runny noses, digestive complaints, gentamycin: Hi Joel, Even though the prescribed treatment isn t working, you should talk to your vet and let him/her know that the condition is unchanged (or worse). The doctor needs to know, as it will help in future evaluations to know what has already been tried....

Dogs: dog sore, american pitbull, mild soap
american pitbull, mild soap, antibiotic ointment: Hi Shannon, It sounds like your dog has an infection. Clean the area with warm (not hot) water and mild soap and apply an antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin, Betadine, etc. Try to keep the dog from licking it off. It s always good to apply the...

Dogs: dog sores, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Connie, Does he have fleas by any chance? Some dogs are extremely allergic to fleas and just one flea will cause them to have major problems. Sores such as you describe can appear on their body and they usually bite and scratch at themselves. Another...

Dogs: My dog has gone spastic, australian shepard, shepard mix
australian shepard, shepard mix, boarding kennel: Hey, What you need to do is get someone to stay at home while your at work or away. This is the only thing you can do or put her in a boarding kennel while your away/at work. Dont leave her at home alone dont put her outside alone either because of before....

Dogs: dog spraying inside, puppies, puppy
puppies, puppy, several times: I think crating will be the best way to go Crates work because dogs will not want to spoil areas they want to sleep-and how they work is that you put them in there when you are not home,and let them out as soon as you return For puppies and for new...

Dogs: dog spraying, rat terriers, little dogs
rat terriers, little dogs, spray bottle: HI KAY HE IS BEING TERRITORIAL AND IF I WERE YOU I WOULD HAVE THEM FIXED NOW. I AM NOT SAYING EVEN THAT MIGHT STOP HIM, THESE LITTLE DOGS ARE VERY OUTGOING AND WANT TO BE THE BOSS IN MOST CASES, SO U MUST NOW BECOME THE LEADER AND BOSS. CORRECT HIM FIRMLY...

Dogs: My dog has start to pee in the house., medical issue, eyesight
medical issue, eyesight, whine: I m guessing this is due to her age, Andrea. Where is she going at? Is she leaving her sleeping area, going towards the doggie door, going into another room completely, etc.? Is the pathway to the doggie door well lit at night? Maybe putting a night light...

Dogs: My dog started to pee in her sleep, laura murphy, tricky problem
laura murphy, tricky problem, urinary infection: Hi Crystal. Incontinence can be a very tricky problem. Considering the age and gender of your dog, my guess would be a bladder or other urinary infection. I would take her to the vet. A simple urine test will determine if she has an infection. If this...

Dogs: why has my dog started peeing, green eyed monster, pet stains
green eyed monster, pet stains, staffy: Hi Dawn; Could be just plain old green eyed monster, jealousy. With the new baby, he may be a little afraid he is being replaced, OR, he could see this new pup as a threat to his territory, so he is marking it. when we treat them like members of the family,...

Dogs: Feedback and thanks, layed back, good parenting
layed back, good parenting, thoughtful response: Know what Karinne? I think he will. That baby is one more person to spoil him. Max the dictator, my little Lhasa male. He was a rescue i fostered and just HAd to keep, rules rowdy, and australian shepherd mic rescue I juat HAd to keep.LOL Rowdy was one...

Dogs: My dog starting chewing on my walls, doggie daycare, bitter apple
doggie daycare, bitter apple, two dogs: Sounds like your dogs are bored, Jen. The first thing I d recommend doing is putting them on an exercise program. This can be anything from taking them for a jog in the morning before you go to work, or taking them to a doggie daycare facility a few days a...

Dogs: dog will not come, or stay in our yard, obedience training, first hope
obedience training, first hope, leash training: Hi Denise, you need to get your dog signed up for obedience training. You will have to start on-leash (which means she will obey when on a leash), but if you keep up with it, you can teach her to work off-leash. Her problem is simple obedience training....

Dogs: My dog stiffens like he's in pain sometimes, petit mal seizures, petit mal seizure
petit mal seizures, petit mal seizure, toy fox terrier: Hi Anne, It s possible that your dog is having Petit Mal , or absence seizures. Some dogs who have Petit Mal seizures are not diagnosed immediately because the seizures are not obvious, the dog doesn t drop to the floor, or foam at the mouth. Partial seizures...

Dogs: Why is my dog still sneezing after 5 weeks?, yeast infection, anti biotics
yeast infection, anti biotics, culture test: Hi Jackie, A culture can tell them if there is a yeast infection, anything bacterial that basically is not dieing with standard antibiotics. I would have them look up her nose and see if anything like a foxtail (from a weed) is stuck up there. The only...

Dogs: when does a dog stop growing? At what age?, toilet habits, tiny step
toilet habits, tiny step, crate training: Hi Katherine, Hi Katherine, Your beagle should reach his adult size by about 1 year old. By the second year, there may still be some bone growth and he ll definitely fill out by then. This refers to building muscle; bulking up (his chest may seem...

Dogs: My dog will not stop peeing in his cage....., beagle pup, closet shelving
beagle pup, closet shelving, pack members: With the precautions you are taking, a 4 month old should be OK over night. It may not make it more than 4-5 hours in the day time. You may have a lot of trouble fixing the problem, if he doesn t get a mid day break. Otherwise try adding a grid to his crate...

Dogs: My dog has stopped using his litter box, litterboxes, new apartment
litterboxes, new apartment, litter box: Hi again. the answer is yes ..he could be unhappy, but i am willing to bet he just needs to be re taught where to go. I tell people all the time that when they move they need to start over with potty training., try the crate for a while and show the dog where...

Dogs: dog strange eating habits, paper tissues, eating habit
paper tissues, eating habit, cotton wool: I am not sure there is a good explanation for that common behavior. I am only surprised he is still doing so at 13. It is a major problem with young Labs and Goldens. Just try to keep as much as possible away from him. The dog guide school clinic has a...

Dogs: my dog has a strange lump, sebaceous cysts, sebaceous cyst
sebaceous cysts, sebaceous cyst, skin trauma: Hi Christine! Yes, it could be harmless. It could be what is called a sebaceous cyst. Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles. Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin...

Dogs: dog stung by a bee, bee sting, single bee
bee sting, single bee, case hi: Hi Tracey, Stingers are usually translucent, which can make them difficult to locate. You should be able to find the general area easily because there will likely be swelling around the stinger. Once you have located the swollen area, look toward the...

Dogs: dog's sudden death, cock a poo, flare ups
cock a poo, flare ups, heart murmur: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Without a necropsy, any comment as to her death would just be a guess. If your vet thought it was a stroke, then it probaby was. I had a great dog who had a stroke, recovered quite nicely after a bit of therapy, and...

Dogs: dog's sudden death, blood cell count, blood transfusion
blood cell count, blood transfusion, rare cancer: Hi Alisha, Did your vet offer to do a Necropsy (animal autopsy)? That would have probably told you what he had. I don t know what rare cancer test he s talking about, but I can t imagine why he wouldn t have offered to send the blood off to a lab for the...

Dogs: My dog has swollen areas, wasp sting, allergy pills
wasp sting, allergy pills, anti histamine: There areseveral different kinds of allergies dogs cna get bumps and pimples as mentioend in your older dog is one type other types include hot spots/extensive itching and reacuring yeast in the ears. I reccomend a vet trip explaining you stopped the meds...

Dogs: dog with swollen bump in ear, lumps and bumps, benign growths
lumps and bumps, benign growths, bump in ear: Hi Chuck There are a number of reasons that a dog might have a swelling in its ear. One of the more common causes is a hematoma, a blood filled blister that occurs on the ear itself. In other situations, an infection or foreign body might cause a swelling...

Dogs: dog has a swollen puffy ear, goodluck, blood vessel
goodluck, blood vessel, beagle: Your dog might of been bitten by a bug or he may have allergies, you can give your dog benedryal 1 pill, make sure it is in a pill form, if it is a capsule make sure he doesn t chew it. Also dogs can have allergies from food but it sounds like it was something...

Dogs: My dog's swollen, swelling of the brain, brain damage
swelling of the brain, brain damage, private areas: Thanks for your question. Take her to the vet right away you should be worried she could have gotten bit by a bug that she is alergic too and might have swelling of the brain. She could also be retaining fluid inside that could cause server brain damage....

Dogs: my dog can't be left alone..., pitbull mix, safe room
pitbull mix, safe room, those eyes: If the old crate isn t big enough to stretch out in, I would pick up one that is. You don t want too big of one. I would look for way to give her an mid day break, come home for lunch, a neighbor, a professional dog walker, whatever. Also consider doggy...

Dogs: my dog can't walk, cocker spaniel, dislocated hip
cocker spaniel, dislocated hip, lyme disease: You need to get your dog into the vet immediately! This could be anything from Lyme Disease, a pulled muscle, a broken leg, a broken toenail, a dislocated hip, or even a back problem... just for starters. Obviously the dog is in pain, and only your vet can...

Dogs: dog can't walk, delima, biscuit
delima, biscuit, vet: Hi Emma and thanks for your question. I appologize for not getting to your quesion sooner and hope that you have gotten some answers to this delima, but I will offer some opinions anyway. It is highly possible that your dog has had a stoke. It is not...

Dogs: dog tail problem, anal glands, continuosly
anal glands, continuosly, sac: Hi Jennifer, A lot of times a dog will have an anal sac that continuosly gets infected, and if that is the case, you might want to consider getting it removed. If her tail is going back up after the sac is expressed, then that is probably the problem. Hope...

Dogs: dog teeth cleaning, kidneys, vet
kidneys, vet, liver: Dear Sandie, Honestly I dont know, I ve never had to have my dog s teeth cleaned before. What you can do though is go to pets, and there is a vet page and they d not only be happy to answer your question, but they d know exactly what to tell you. I am sorry...

Dogs: dog teeth clicking, welsh corgi, dauschunds
welsh corgi, dauschunds, litter mates: Hi Pam; In over 65 years of raising dogs, this is a first one for me. I don t think I have run across teeth clicking before. If it is when he is asleep, nd hs feet ar twitching, maybe he is dreaming he is hunting. Dogs do this. I used to have a little...

Dogs: dog thats right for us, tiny dogs, little puppy
tiny dogs, little puppy, labrador retriever: I would suggest a golden retriever, boxer, labrador retriever,airdale. Get the opposite sex of your sisters dog so you can go over there at times. when you introduce the dogs do it in a place like a park so they get used to each other. Your son will...

Dogs: dog threw up a rock, office tomorrow, intravenous fluids
office tomorrow, intravenous fluids, doctor on call: Hi Jeslyn, I hope you dog has stopped vomiting! Your dog might a blockage, since vomiting isn t clearing up the situation. X-rays may be needed to see the contents of your dog s stomach. If this were my dog, I d call the vet even though it s the weekend....

Dogs: dog throwing up, welts, fleas
welts, fleas, vomiting: The pinkness and the welts could be from an allergy or at least something irritating, especially if it seemed to get better after you gave her a bath. If it was something she rolled in outside, and could have possibly ingested as well, then that could also...

Dogs: My dog is throwing up., science diet dog food, adult dog food
science diet dog food, adult dog food, castor and pollux: Hello, Yes this sounds a bit serious. I advise you to bring her to the vet, it s the only way. Tell your vet all the things you told me and I m sure he/she will soon find something that will help. Good luck and best wishes! ...

Dogs: dog throwing up, lyme test, shelley davis
lyme test, shelley davis, organs of the body: Hi Lizzie, Thank you for writing to me about your precious Chi. Throwing up is not necessarily a sign of anything more serious than an upset tummy, especially in light of his continued appetite. However, when a dog s tummy is upset, it s best to fast...

Dogs: dog throwing up, yorkie, sutures
yorkie, sutures, multiple times: Grass causes a dog to vomit, keep her away from eating the grass also make sure you give her plenty of fluids and monitor for any other signs if she starts to get worse and the throwing up don t stop take her back to the vet to make sure she isn t getting...

Dogs: dog throwing up, skinless chicken breast, cottage cheese
skinless chicken breast, cottage cheese, food sensitivities: Hi Lena, Hopefully, your dog is still drinking water, even though she hasn t been able to keep down a meal. Dehydration is a serious concern when a dog has been vomiting for two days. A 12 to 24 hour fast is the most important thing you can do to allow...

Dogs: My dog has been throwing up everyday, animal assistance, labrador retriever
animal assistance, labrador retriever, companion animal: Betina, Please take your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible. If it has been financial concerns that have kept him from seeing a doctor, you can look for a local organization like CAAP (Companion Animal Assistance Program), or contact various veterinary...

Dogs: my dog is throwing up her food?, hypoallergenic diet, intestinal parasites
hypoallergenic diet, intestinal parasites, stomach contents: Hi Diana, Throwing up is a fairly common condition you re bound to have to deal with when you own a dog, or any pet. It s good that you re going to see your vet soon, since there are many MANY reasons why a dog will throw up, ranging from the simple,...

Dogs: my dog throwing up : rott, skinless chicken breast, white potatoes
skinless chicken breast, white potatoes, chicken baby: Hi Aaron, Sometimes dogs throw up a frothy yellowish liquid (bile) when they have an empty stomach. Green vomit can mean your dog has a lot of mucus in his system, or he recently ate something like grass, or a houseplant. Some houseplants are poisonous,...

Dogs: My dog is throwing up, yellow vomit, vomitting
yellow vomit, vomitting, point hope: Hi Sarah, did they do blood work to find out what the cause of the vomitting was? It is not good for a dog to be vomitting that many days. You don t want to give him anything orally as that will make matters worse. Everything does need to be given via...

Dogs: dog throws up yellow and....., thyroid medication, sensitive stomachs
thyroid medication, sensitive stomachs, thyroid problem: Hi Natalie, If your dog really has a thyroid condition, not treating it would be a serious mistake. While it s good to know your dog s appetite isn t being compromised, that his stools are good, and he isn t over weight, he still might have a thyroid disorder....

Dogs: My dog's toe nails, toe nails, cindy lou
toe nails, cindy lou, powder substance: Hello Jacki, I hope by the time you get this the nail has stopped bleeding or you have taken the dog to the vet. In the future if you are going to clip your dogs nails at home, buy first an item called Quick Stop. This is a special powder substance that...

Dogs: dog toys, happy meal toys, toilet paper
happy meal toys, toilet paper, old dog: There is no explanation as to why a dog likes some toys and not others...there is a game you can play with them to teach them which toys are ok but you need to do it every day for a week or so. The things he is not supposed to play with are things you need...

Dogs: dog trainer questions, extreme punishment, dog trainer
extreme punishment, dog trainer, petsmart: Hi Natalie; I never asked my clients any questions except for information about a particular problem, if they had mentioned there was one. I would have more quesions of a trainer, rather than them asking me questions. I would want to know what method of...

Dogs: dog training, problem changes, basset hound
problem changes, basset hound, health problem: It is tough enough figuring out how to correct behaviors without having to explain why. Sometimes I don t think any body really knows what is going on in those furry little heads. It could be a reoccurring health problem, changes in your behavior, or other...

Dogs: dog training, guard dog, natural ability
guard dog, natural ability, old dog: Hi Kalik, If he is play biting you & chasing you, it is just a puppy playing. If you are initiating this behavior by wrestling with him, then that is why you are getting the response you are getting. I would not want him growling at anyone seriously at...

Dogs: dog training, own toys, toilet training
own toys, toilet training, new pair of shoes: All pups at this age try their owners patience. Make sure she has plenty of her own toys, to chew to play with etc. If you see her grab anything to chew it just take it away from her, and give her one of her suitable toys to chew instead. Consider getting...

Dogs: dog training, lakeland terrier, halti collar
lakeland terrier, halti collar, wont move: For really strong pullers,the best thing you can use is something called a prong collar It pinches the god s neck when it pulls,but doesn t hurt the dog,in fact it is safer then a choke chain and reminds the dog of when the mother used to scruff him as a...

Dogs: dog training, boxer mix, submissive behavior
boxer mix, submissive behavior, sulks: You said I will agree that she sulks because of my mood; however she sulks before I discover what she has done. This is because she has been conditioned to sulk when she sees you. I guarantee that she sulks regardless of whether she s done something...

Dogs: dog training, bitter lime, bitter apple
bitter lime, bitter apple, cotton balls: Congrats on already teaching him what you have, Yesenia! The play biting and nipping is completely normal for a puppy his age. Remember he is probably in his first teething phase, so you need to make sure he has plenty of safe things to chew on to relieve...

Dogs: dog training, chow chow, pit bull mix
chow chow, pit bull mix, sexual maturity: WARNING: This is a long reply When neutering a dog that has already reached sexual maturity, you usually do not see an immediate or quick change in behaviors because it can take as long as 6 months or more for all the testosterone to completely exit the...

Dogs: dog training, 10 months, dog training
10 months, dog training, yarn: You cannot teach a dog not to do something if you cannot catch him in the act of doing it. Personally, I would not want to put that much work into something knowing that it would ultimately be destroyed. Since Rocky doesn t seem to like those canvassy-sort...

Dogs: dog training, tons of toys, smart baby
tons of toys, smart baby, corgi: Hi Kristen; First, STOP SPANKING HIM! Spanking will only onfuse and freighten him. You can bully a dog into submission by spanking, but you CAN T train with it! You spank him and give him his toys, so he associates his toys with getting hit. He oprobably...

Dogs: dog training, obedience course, dog training
obedience course, dog training, 4 months: Hi Vanessa, unfortunately it is not that easy. You first need to train your dog to heel on leash before you can train him to heel off leash, and even then some dogs can t be trusted to do off leash work, it depends on the dog. So the first thing I would...

Dogs: dog training, anxiety problem, natural instinct
anxiety problem, natural instinct, lenoir north carolina: Hi Cameron, Did you see the environment that the puppy was actually raised in? It sounds like the puppy was raised in a very dirty environment. Her natural instinct to keep her area clean has been taken away from her because of the environment she was originally...

Dogs: dog training & the electric collar, french bulldog, electric collars
french bulldog, electric collars, electric collar: Hi, Kristin, and thanks for asking! Electric collars can be a wonderful training tool, but as with any training tool, they must be used correctly in order to function as they were intended to. When properly used, they are very safe and humane. I use a Dogtra...

Dogs: dog training-to wait by the door when I open it, dog behavior problems, dear lou
dog behavior problems, dear lou, improper relationship: Dear Lou Ann she will need to learn a release command so once you put her in a down or a stay she needs to wait until she gets a release command to move. Simply putting her into a sit stay is not enough. As far a she in concerned she has done what you...

Dogs: dog training, dirty diapers, garbage men
dirty diapers, garbage men, diaper pail: Too many people expect a dog to act like a dog, and when they do just that, they get rid of the dog. Training is the most important factor in raising children,or an animal. The diapers. Dogs are going to tear up dirty diapers, if they can get at them....

Dogs: dog treats, milk bones, dog biscuits
milk bones, dog biscuits, dietary intake: Kathy, The answer to this depends on the size of your dog and the quality of the treat you are feeding. Milk Bones are okay treats, and the company reccomends feeding no more than 1 bone per 7 lbs of your dog s weight each day (this is on a box of Medium...

Dogs: dog has trembling right leg., lab puppies, neutering
lab puppies, neutering, tremors: Even the best shot programs leave windows where a puppy can pick up things. I would think if he had distemper, you would have seen problems. I have no other ideas. I would keep an eye on it. Remind the vet of it as you should have him back for rabies and...

Dogs: dog uncharacteristly bit, puppy housebreaking, pound puppy
puppy housebreaking, pound puppy, 10 months old: Hi , This is a serious situation. Your puppy is exhibiting behavior that should be taken very seriously. We don t know what really happened in that room between your daughter and the puppy. She may have scolded the dog and possibly frightened her out...

Dogs: dog upset stomach, dog upset stomach, yellow bile
dog upset stomach, yellow bile, digestible food: How many times has he vomited? If it is just the once then I would give him nothing for 12 hours and then offer him small amounts of palatable and easily digestible food such as cooked chicken and rice and feed him on small amounts of this for two days. ...

Dogs: dog urinates on family bed, medical aspect, bathroom habits
medical aspect, bathroom habits, sleeping on the floor: Hi Amanda, When a dog drastically changes its bathroom habits and nothing has changed in the household with someone moving in or out, new animal coming into the home etc. then you need to look at a medical aspect. With the fact that he is urinating all over...

Dogs: dog urinates when sees leash, west highland terrier, lunch break
west highland terrier, lunch break, evening time: Hi, Jamie, and thanks for asking. Other than ignoring the behavior when it happens, has your sister tried anything else? USUALLY, this IS something that most puppies outgrow, but sometimes it can take longer to break a dog of doing this. If you can tell...

Dogs: my dog urinates in her sleep, bladder infection, female dogs
bladder infection, female dogs, best of luck: Hi Lynn, It s very common for female dogs to develop a urinary tract/bladder infection. A symptom of this is leaking urine when sleeping. This is an easy problem to correct, but it does require a trip to the veterinarian. Best of luck, Patt...

Dogs: dog urinating, unaltered dogs, maltese dogs
unaltered dogs, maltese dogs, chair legs: Hi Richard, Thanks for your question here at AllExperts about your two Maltese. First, I would have to ask you if the dogs are both male, and if so, are they neutered? If not, is one of the dogs female, and if so, is that dog spayed? If the dogs are...

Dogs: dog urinating in house, keeping duke, occasional accident
keeping duke, occasional accident, psychological problem: Dear John, Thanks for the question and the great details! I can help but I ll need more information. Are we sure Duke is the inside eliminator ? You can begin step 1 regardless of the actual cause for the inside elimination. Step 1: Clean...

Dogs: dog urinating in the house, maltese x shitzu, rumpus room
maltese x shitzu, rumpus room, excessive barking: Hi Kim; the fears may be the reason she is weeing in the house. she may be trying to get your attention about the fers, and doesn t know how. I had an English setter that was going into shock on me during a sky ripping thunderstorm. I had gotten a video...

Dogs: dog urinating on rug, puppy housebreaking tips, pet urine stains
puppy housebreaking tips, pet urine stains, crate training your dog: Hi Bethany, You can train her not to urinate inside, it just takes patience. First, you MUST get rid of the urine odor on the rug that attracts her to go back and do it again. Use a commercial product for pet urine stains. It s worth the money and will...

Dogs: dog urinating while sleeping, dog food poison, diane britton
dog food poison, diane britton, health food store: Hi Diane, Thank you for writing to me about your dog s incontinent issues. I apologize for the delay. I ve been overwhelmed because of the dog food poison recall here in the USA. Many dogs are sick and dying because of contaminated food. Thank you for...

Dogs: dog urinating, shift changes, urinary infection
shift changes, urinary infection, urinalysis: Hi Keirstyn, Is he neutered? He might have a urinary infection, or it could be changes in the household. Most of the time if it is a urinary infection, it will be small amounts a lot of different times or they can t hold it, like through the night. If...

Dogs: dog urine, water dogs, acidophilus
water dogs, acidophilus, urinary tract infection: hi, Make sure he s getting enough water. Dogs need to drink a lot more than most people realize. You might also have him vet checked for a urinary tract infection just to be sure. If he s not neutered his urine will smell stronger than a neutered dog as...

Dogs: dog urine, pekinese, going to the bathroom
pekinese, going to the bathroom, mr clean: Hi Renee, Is he neutered? You might want to get his prostate checked. He is now technically a senior, so he can start having more medical problems due to age. Also, has anything new changed in the house, new animal, someone move in or out? Sometimes changes...

Dogs: dog versus puppy, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, pack members: It is normal for a dog to resent bringing another dog into the home. The funny thing is, we frequently sit dogs for other people, and our dogs are always happy to have visitors. But they seem to know and resent the few times we have introduced a dog to stay....

Dogs: dog vomit, natures way, water chestnut
natures way, water chestnut, happy holidays: No possibility of it just being a water chestnut right? LOL. I wish I could do better than say I have no clue, but truthfully I have no clue. It could ve been something she ate, or picked up in the yard. It didn t have a flesh like tone or feel to it did it?...

Dogs: dog vomit training, anal sphincters, inappropriate elimination
anal sphincters, inappropriate elimination, social encounters: Hi Kelly, No, your Chihuahua should not be punished for throwing up on the carpet, or any place else! While housetraining is the goal of any dog owner, throwing up is a sign of a problem, or illness. I ve never heard of anyone who considers vomiting...

Dogs: dog vomiting, scrambled egg, viral illness
scrambled egg, viral illness, boiled rice: Hi Amber :-) Because of your Dogs age, I would contact your Vet incase you need to take him in for a examination and to make sure nothing physical is going on. Meanwhile, keep your Dogs fluid intake up to a high level and also give him something light...

Dogs: dog vomiting, worst case scenario, twisted bowel
worst case scenario, twisted bowel, hoo boy: Hoo, boy, that s a toughie. My first reaction (as an owner of a young Golden that will eat ANYTHING) is that he could have swallowed something that is sticking in his gut,but when you added that he will vomit water but not food makes it definitely something...

Dogs: my dog is vomiting, and digging, peppermint tea, home remedy
peppermint tea, home remedy, little chicken: Hi Christy, I don t know which previous answer of mine you are referring to. Water should be offered only in small amounts but frequently in order to combat the tendency to dehydrate that accompanies vomiting. Large amount of food or water distend the...

Dogs: dog vomiting, rich diet, female rat
rich diet, female rat, tummys: Sorry, but I didn t get your question until Monday morning. I don t know of anything else that would settle her stomach. It does sound as if this has happened before, so my suggestion is that you stop feeding her table scraps. Many dogs can not handle such...

Dogs: dog vs pup, obedience class, male puppy
obedience class, male puppy, natural instincts: I have seen this. By 4 years old many adult dogs want nothing to do with puppies, their sharp little teeth, and biting games puppies love. We have presented our Aster with 4 new puppies in 3 years since she came to live with plus plus visits from a half...

Dogs: dog w/allergies, coenzyme q 10, cod liver oil
coenzyme q 10, cod liver oil, tea tree oil: Hi Pam My best advice is to use aveeno in his bathwater. I would absolutely soak him in it. And if you re not already looking at his food for exacerbating his allergies you might want to check it. No BHA, BHT, corn, soy,. wheat or by products. Dogs with...

Dogs: My dog wakes me up earlier and earlier for our morning walk., room darkening shades, coffee pot
room darkening shades, coffee pot, separation anxiety: This is a common problem without a good solution in some cases. Part of the trouble could be morning sun coming in where she sleeps. Room darkening shades or moving her to another part of the house might help. Also eliminate a coffee pot on a timer or other...

Dogs: dog wakes too early...., internal alarm clock, cindy lou
internal alarm clock, cindy lou, whinning: Hello Steph, you are right he has an internal alarm clock that says feed me. I know it can be hard to break this habit, you might try putting him in another room where if he wakes up and you are not there to comply with him he will just simply give up and...

Dogs: dog wakes up too early, food dishes, pupper
food dishes, pupper, alarm clock: Who needs an alarm clock when you have such a reliable pupper, Stephanie! ;^) I do know what you mean about not getting to sleep in on the weekends, though. I just get up, let the dog out, bring him back in and put him back in his crate (he isn t trustworthy...

Dogs: How do I get my dog to walk on a leash, basic obedience training, obedience course
basic obedience training, obedience course, cat squirrel: Hi Desiree; That is part of a basic obedience course, and someone has to show you how to do it. I couldn t explain it well enough in a letter. Petsmart and Petco have weekend training classes in basic obedience. A qualified trainer teaches the group class,...

Dogs: dog not walk, irish bull, strange problem
irish bull, strange problem, time to go home: What a strange problem you have there, Phil! Have you tried anything other than picking him up and carrying him? I would try to encourage him to come with you by using a happy voice and maybe treats or a toy, rather than carrying him. He needs to overcome...

Dogs: dog walking, famale, stairs
famale, stairs, several times: Depending on the size of your bitch, if you are walking a mile or two every day, she is getting sufficient exercise. As to the male, I would give him a pop with the leash and tell him to KNOCK IT OFF. Obviously the bitch is not appreciating his enthusiasm,...

Dogs: dog walking/exercise, human athlete, dysplastic dogs
human athlete, dysplastic dogs, hip dysplasia: Hi Amadeo, Exercise is the key ingredient to good health, good mental agility and longevity, and a treadmill is an wonderful way to develop strength, muscle and achieve an excellent cardiovascular workout. Dogs (like people) benefit from daily exercise,...

Dogs: dog walking, puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson
puppy behavior problem, teoti anderson, puppy manners: Hi John, Thank you for writing to me about your Black Lab Mix s walking problems. Labs are known to be late bloomers, not reaching full maturity sometimes until they are 3 yrs. old, so 14 weeks is still very young. My suggestion is to sign up for a...

Dogs: dog warts, veterinary dermatologist, old gals
veterinary dermatologist, old gals, sewing thread: Warts in people are viral, so I suppose they could be in dogs, too. Things like this certainly do start showing up as a dog ages, and they should be watched for changes in case one might prove cancerous. If these are similar to a skin tag... something sticking...

Dogs: dog warts/skin tags, bitter apple spray, wart removal
bitter apple spray, wart removal, elizabethan collar: I don t know about the freezing. It might work but it might make it worse, so I wouldn t try it, especially if you can t take him to the vet if it gets worse. They make a bitter apple spray that you should be able to pick up at your local pet store. That...

Dogs: dog in the way, libary, dog trainer
libary, dog trainer, training books: Sorry for the delay-I had problems with my e-mail Anyways what you can do is train him sit sit beside people rather then stand in front of them-if you need more help with training him,it won t hurt to look for a dog trainer,or even pick up some dog training...

Dogs: My dog wee's when on his own, little butt, jack russel
little butt, jack russel, bowels: Hi Kylie; Do you feed him just before you lkeave for work? That could be the problem. Feed him, take him out to do his business, and after he poops, play with him, getting him to run around, and be very active. This will activate his bowels so that if...

Dogs: dog weight, large breed puppy food, parasite infection
large breed puppy food, parasite infection, breed puppy: Rottweilers adult weight is between 95 and 110 lbs. as they are a large breed they will not reach this weight until around 18 months. I suggest you consult with your vet for a evaluation of the dogs body score this will determine if your dog is truly under...

Dogs: dog weight, cavalier king charles, low fat food
cavalier king charles, low fat food, exercise program: Danielle, Put her on any Big Name Brand of Weight Management. Also, get her on an exercise program daily of a walk of one mile or some running. Maybe bike slowly and get a hookup harness to the bike, both of u get a work out. It is about the dog food and...

Dogs: dog wetting, submissive behavior, daschund
submissive behavior, daschund, natural behavior: The urination is a submissive behavior. He is recognizing you as the alpha dog , hence the reason he is peeing on you, or on the floor. This is a natural behavior and he is not going to stop doing this, but there are some things you can do to lessen it....

Dogs: dog whimpering, german shep, collie mix
german shep, collie mix, nervous breakdown: Hi Christina, Sorry I couldn t get back to you sooner, hopefully he is doing better. Most dogs tend to get over things fairly quickly, but he is getting to senior age, and seniors tend to stress a lot more than an average dog because of their age, so he...

Dogs: dog whimpering, ticking clock, cats and dogs
ticking clock, cats and dogs, whimpers: Yes, she wants to be with you. She is being treated unfailrly in faor of the cat, and she knows it. Would she really bother the cat? Probably not. all my cats and dogs have gotten along very well. She whimpers because she is alone and lonely. Charlott...

Dogs: dog whines, squeak toy, false pregnancy
squeak toy, false pregnancy, female dogs: Hi Edward! Has your dog been spayed? If not, she may be experiencing a false pregnancy. Female dogs will do this sometimes when they go into heat. They think they are pregnant and will adopt a toy as their baby . I think it s cute, but maybe a man wouldn...

Dogs: my dog has a whiteish eye, labrador retiever, vet appointment
labrador retiever, vet appointment, cow eye: Hello, I m not a vet and am happy to hear you are one of the people who has made an apointment And asked around...most ask questions only a vet could answer and I can not answer and can only say take your dog to his or her vet right away. This sounds to me...

Dogs: dog's winter coat, short haired dogs, border collies
short haired dogs, border collies, sled dogs: It actually has nothing to do with the weather-it s the length of day light hours that cause the fur to grow a bit thicker Even short haired dogs that have always lived in Alaska will always have sort hair,so there isn t anything you can give them to make...

Dogs: dog withnew 9 pupies, shelley davis, private place
shelley davis, private place, medical reasons: Hi, I can only give you a hunch...that your dog has removed her babies and taken them to a more private place. Try to find them but give her the space and tranquility that she needs. Keep an eye on them only for medical reasons. I also suggest that...

Dogs: My dog won't chew her food /has heart murmur, heart murmur, kibbles and bits
heart murmur, kibbles and bits, dog eating habits: Dear Helvellyn I really canít answer your question as do not know enough about heart murmurs and exercise. I would call and speak to your vet for advice and support. I would imagine that the amount of exercise you are giving her and they way that your...

Dogs: my dog won't eat!, welsh corgi pembroke, umbrella cockatoo
welsh corgi pembroke, umbrella cockatoo, miniature dachshund: Hi Tiffany; I don t like the sounds of the nedication to stop the shedding, since shedding is a natural thing. The old hairs must fall and the new hairs come in. A dog s coat sheds more in the summer. If a dog is kept in an air conditioned house, and then...

Dogs: My dog won't eat!, kibbles and bits, miniature dachshund
kibbles and bits, miniature dachshund, table scraps: vlHi Rachelle; Sounds like he is a bit spoiled to people food, but that isn t his only problem, I think. It is natural for dachshunds to have the physique of a greyhound, but if you see the ribs, he is too thin. Any breed. The best way to tell is if you...

Dogs: my dog won't eat, good stalk, baby carrots
good stalk, baby carrots, nautious: Hi Sandy; Because of her age, I will advise calling her Veterinarian. If she were younger, I would say, if she is in good health, and her Vet can t find anything wrong, somebody is being a prima donna, but at tht age, sometimes they can get roblems and can...

Dogs: dog won't eat, meat protein, food dish
meat protein, food dish, canned food: First, make sure it is a good-quality food. The first ingredient should be a meat protein. Stop giving her treats, put the food dish down in front of her, and if she walks away, pick it back up and do not offer her anything further until the next scheduled...

Dogs: my dog won't eat hard food, sinus infection, dental check
sinus infection, dental check, soft food: Have you ever had a dental check on your dog? If they have a loose tooth or an infected tooth they will not chew anything hard. If he has a cold then he may not be able to smell his hard food, if they can t smell it they might not eat it. He may need antibiotics...

Dogs: dog won't eat, male sheltie, butter vegetables
male sheltie, butter vegetables, boneless skinless chicken: Hello, Is possible maybe his stomach isnt taking food real well these days? ie vomiting? You ve seemed to have tryed everything put Canned dog foods...go to your locle petstore and grab an armful of high quality senior canned foods normaly I dont reccomend...

Dogs: My dog won't eat without a push, west highland terrier, absolute nightmare
west highland terrier, absolute nightmare, table scraps: Hello, Firs let me say I m sorry to hear of your loss. And Tilly is mosty likely grieving over her bestfriend also and this would explame the stubborness that comes free with all terriers! This sounds ahrse but if you pick a high quaility dry kibble leave...

Dogs: my dog won't eat!, welsh corgi pembroke, umbrella cockatoo
welsh corgi pembroke, umbrella cockatoo, miniature dachshund: Hi Tiffany, It sounds like your dog has something wrong with her and you really need to get her into a vet. She might have a parasite called coccidia which comes from birds or something more serious. I would get her into a vet right away. I wish I could...

Dogs: my dog won't let me groom her, cindy lou, pack leader
cindy lou, pack leader, trust issue: Hello Kelly, I am not sure I can give you an easy answer for this one. You are dealing with a dog with a history you know little about. Her history could be the reason she reacts that way. When I get a difficult dog, a biting one, the first thing I do is...

Dogs: My dog won't jump down from the furniture, google search, dog ramps
google search, dog ramps, lyme disease: Hi Christine, Your dog might be having a vision problem, or she may be having some joint pain, which is preventing her from jumping down from furniture. It may be that she sprained a muscle recently, and could be hesitating because of that. Granted,...

Dogs: My dog won't pee in his crate., crate train, schnoodle
crate train, schnoodle, pee: I would have a vet check out the blood sugar thing. It would be extremely unusual for a pup so young to have been diagnosed with diabetes. Small pups will burn a lot of energy but with correct feeding this shouldnt be a problem. Unfortunately in opting...

Dogs: my dog won't play, german shorthair pointer, cooperative extension offices
german shorthair pointer, cooperative extension offices, leash parks: Many dogs as they get a little older lose interest in playing with other dogs. She is a little young for that. It is possible she didn t have regular opportunities to play in her past and lost interest in it sooner then many dogs. Unfortunately, I am...

Dogs: My dog won't poop and is on Flagyl, nux vomica, natural remedies for constipation
nux vomica, natural remedies for constipation, canned pumpkin: Hi Kimberly, No, it s not normal for a 10-month old dog to stop peeing and pooping. Some good natural remedies for constipation and diarrhea are: 1) Homeopathic remedy by the name of Nux Vomica is good for any stomach imbalances. 2) Increased fiber...

Dogs: My dog won't potty in our yard, going potty, 6 years
going potty, 6 years, half hour: Hi Rhonda, You have trained your dog to go to the bathroom while on a leash on a walk, so that is all he knows. He is 6 years old, which mentally is approx. equivalent to a 42 year old man, so he is pretty much set in his ways. What you have to do is retrain...

Dogs: dog won't stop chewing, rear molars, kong toy
rear molars, kong toy, raw beef: Hi, Patty, and thanks for asking! Did you know that dogs actually go through TWO teething phases? The first one is between 4 and 7 months, depending on the breed. The second one occurs at around 10 months of age, as the rear molars come in. In some dogs, this...

Dogs: my dog won't stop!!!!, lil critters, fiest
lil critters, fiest, headway: Hey there Adam; Hmm, sure wish you had written me 5 and 1/2 years ago.LOL We will see what we can accomplish. when you take him out after he eats, before bedtime etc, do you wait until he goes, np matter how long it takes? Bet not. Sometimes. these lil...

Dogs: My dog wont eat, meal in a bowl, blue heeler
meal in a bowl, blue heeler, food place: Dear Tara, Thanks for the question. IS Pearl healthy? Are you sure there is not a medical problem? Have you changed her food? Are her stools normal? Is she eating any food anytime / anywhere else? Where is Pearl when Ashlee is kenneled? Is there any...

Dogs: dog wont eat after grooming 2 days ago, belly ache, bland diet
belly ache, bland diet, groomer: First of all, I would like to know what makes you believe Misty had a bad experience at the groomer? Is it a groomer she has gone to before? I will tell you this, just becuz your dog bulks at going into the groomers, or has to be pulled or carried in, doesn...

Dogs: my dog wont eat, humaine society, pot with water
humaine society, pot with water, chicken necks: Hi Patricia, I am going to go out on a limb here and give you my opinion. However, I would contact a vet so he can examine your dog in case of something more serious. It sounds as if your dog has an intestinal problem. If a dog has intestinal cramping...

Dogs: My dog just wont learn., water bowls, wire crates
water bowls, wire crates, going potty: Poo eating is fairly common in puppies, and usually they outgrow it. The simplest way to keep him from continuing to do it is to keep it picked up as soon as he goes potty. At 7 months of age, he ought to be able to hold it all night. I recommend that...

Dogs: my dog wont stop crying, obedience class, intelligent dogs
obedience class, intelligent dogs, least three times: Labs are very energetic , intelligent dogs. And yours is still very much a puppy. Rather than being tied up he needs exercise, He should be walked twice a day , briskly at heel with a pack to give him some added weight. At least forty five minutes per walk,...

Dogs: my dog wont stop peeing, wasting my time, pee
wasting my time, pee, puppy: Hi Daisha, This needs a little different approach. she doesn t know that your house is her den yet. So she thinks it is ok to pee all over. You have to teach her two things. One is that this is her den as well as yours and two that she has to hold her...

Dogs: dog wont stop peeing and pooping in house, embarrasing, water bottle
embarrasing, water bottle, pit bull: Hi Marta; Ok, here we go. How to housebraek from the get-go. They will have to empty their bladder immediately when they wake up, whether from sleeping all night or just a nap for awhile. When he wakes, get him to where he is suposed to do his business....

Dogs: My dog wont stop scratching!!!!, dry itchy skin, flaky skin
dry itchy skin, flaky skin, dry skin: Hello, I reccomend bathing your Chihuahua only one a month.... this prevents the oils being striped from the skin too much and causing flaky dry itchy skin. Use a Dog shampoo made for dry/itchy flaky skin Only. And brush her often to remove dander. Diet may...

Dogs: dog wont walk on a leash, dog obedience class, food works
dog obedience class, food works, dog trainers: Usually food works,and you don t want to drag him,because he is a small breed Probably the best way to deal with this would be to call up a number of dog trainers and then then enroll the puppy in a dog obedience class with the trainer that you liked the...

Dogs: My dog Zen, eyelid prolapse, auto immune disorders
eyelid prolapse, auto immune disorders, ingrown eyelashes: Hi Elaine, Although Zen is an inside dog, it is still possible for him to have something caught inside his eyelid, or an irritation which may have become infected. Other things which can cause the eye to swell are ingrown eyelashes, glandular cysts...

Dogs: My dog, great pyrenese, hip displasia
great pyrenese, hip displasia, poodle mix: Hi Nathaniel Any female of any breed can experience a difficult whelping of pups. I had a long coat Shepherd, she was not only hard to get bred, but had two days of labor, lost 3 puppies second day. she is now spayed and in a good adoption home as a pet....

Dogs: dogfood/bladder crystals, oxalate stones, purina one
oxalate stones, purina one, science diet: Hi Susan. There are several different types of bladder crystals and each require a different type of diet. Can you tell me whether she has struvite or oxalate stones? Either way, I am not a fan of any of the Science Diet products. They are very heavy...

Dogs: doggie with buggs..., naps, flea tick
naps, flea tick, bugs: Hi Don, I haven t found too many natural items that work well, but something I do like is Adam s brand Flea & tick spray. It is mild enough to be used every day if needed. I like it because it is extremely good for old or low immune dogs. It also isn...

Dogs: doggie with bugs, dogs and cats, works god
dogs and cats, works god, flea bites: Hi Don! The very BEST thing I have found to get rid of fleas is Frontline. I do not know of anything natural that will do the job and get rid of them for good. I buy it in a spray bottle and a few pumps on the back of the neck will be enough. It soaks...

Dogs: doggie smell, anal glands, clock position
anal glands, clock position, o clock: Usually when I hear clients complain about a fishy odor it is because a dog s anal glands are full. The glands are located right inside the anus, at about the 4 o clock and 8 o clock position. Normally they are expressed during a normal, firm bowl movement,...

Dogs: doggies eyes, green mucus, allergy tests
green mucus, allergy tests, symptoms of allergies: Hi Michelle! You probably should take him back to the Vet for an allergy shot. The scratching, licking of the paws and the mucousy eyes are symptoms of allergies. Just like people, dogs get allergies too, and it can make them miseralbe. The Benedryl is...

Dogs: doggy, urinalysis, pup
urinalysis, pup, pee: Jonah, it s hard to say based on your limited description of what is going on. It could be that she s submissively (or excitedly) peeing, it could be that she s still figuring out how long it takes her to get to the door when she has to go, or it could be...

Dogs: doggy, lab pup, chocolate lab
lab pup, chocolate lab, urinary infection: Usually with an infection you will see frequent straining and dribbling. If she hasn t had her rabies shot yet, you might schedule it soon and discuss the problem with the vet while your are in. Being more attentive to her, praising her for going to the...

Dogs: doggy fear, post surgery recovery, animal massage
post surgery recovery, animal massage, power losses: Hi Robert; Hustle over to this site, read about what can be done with these massages, and ordr a video from there to learn how to do them. I can t say enough about this method of animal massage. I have used it for bout 15 years to cure fear of thunderstorms...

Dogs: doggy paws and ears, mite infestations, grass stains
mite infestations, grass stains, ear mites: Hi Rita, The grass stains on your dog s pads aren t anything to worry about. For that matter, if your dog eats grass it isn t anything to be concerned about either. The only problems would arise if the grass was treated with chemicals. Ear infections...

Dogs: doggy scratching, fish oil capsules, contact dermatitis
fish oil capsules, contact dermatitis, flea bite: Scratching can be caused by many things. Depending on where she is scratching can give you some clues as to what is making her itch. If she is mainly scratching her rump, then I would be willing to bet you it is from a flea....some dogs can be so sensitive...

Dogs: doggy smell, labradoodle puppies, poodle coat
labradoodle puppies, poodle coat, show dogs: You can take him to the groomer as often as you like. My show dogs get bathed every week or two. But I will tell you, some dogs just smell more then others and all the grooming in the world is not going to make it go away for long. How much did you pay for...

Dogs: doggy snot, upper respiratory infection, kennel cough
upper respiratory infection, kennel cough, green snot: Hey Staci. I would recommend going to the vet sooner. Since this is a shelter dog, she could have a number of things. Such as kennel cough, an upper respiratory infection, distemper, etc. The vet will be able to diagnose & prescribe medication. I would recommend...

Dogs: doggy walking funny, small breed dogs, anal glands
small breed dogs, anal glands, connie: Hi Connie! Your dog probably needs his anal glands expressed. Their are glands on each side of your dog s anus that will sometims get impacted. In order to relieve the pressure, your dog will scoot his butt on the floor. It is very uncomfortable for him....

Dogs: doghouse, large laundry room, shepard mix
large laundry room, shepard mix, dog house: Hi jody; She understands it, she just doesn t like it, or she is afraid of it. chances are, she goes in there when you are not looking. I would suggest building a lean-to type of carport-like structure for her to get under for shade and to get out of the...

Dogs: my dogs, kennel cough, loose stools
kennel cough, loose stools, kenel cough: Hi Briea, I ll answer your two questions in the order you wrote them. 1. While it can be normal for a dog s nose to be wet, a runny nose, especially paired with sneezing and loose stools (you didn t say if the dog had diarrhea or not)is cause for concern....

Dogs: dogs, color atlas, vocal cords
color atlas, vocal cords, medical doctor: Dear Caroline I dont have any pictures to show you but you can find this book at your library you can see the anatomy of a dogs throat. Color Atlas of Veterinary Antatomy the Dog & Cat ISBN 0-7234-24411 (paperback) Or ask you family medical doctor...

Dogs: dogs, king charles spaniels, portuguese water dogs
king charles spaniels, portuguese water dogs, dogs and children: That is a very broad question. All breeds can go either way. Just because most of a certain breed get along well with cats, dogs and kids, doesn t mean the one you get will. Almost any breed can good at all of these if they are socialized to these things at...

Dogs: dogs, canine pet, chesterfields
canine pet, chesterfields, having a pet: Hello Jan You simply tell the Bros that your lifestyle has now adjusted to NO dogs and it now fits into your life well without any. Please find another baby sitter as it only stirs up alot of pain in our minds and we need FREEDOM OF THAT NOW and we love...

Dogs: dogs, breeds of dogs, rodents
breeds of dogs, rodents, rodent: Hi, Most dogs come from some sort of hunting stock and have strong instincts to hunt things, like rodents, so finding a breed of dog not wanting to at least chase a rodent would probably be very difficult. In fact, off hand I can t think of any that wouldn...

Dogs: dogs, lhaso apso, housebreaking
lhaso apso, housebreaking, amount of money: Hello..yes you can still train the dog...however, housebreaking is usually an hour lesson by itself so i can not give all that information in the text. A good trainer would be able to help you with a housebreaking lesson for a minimal amount of money. good...

Dogs: dogs, mature personality, german pointer
mature personality, german pointer, breed descriptions: Don t put too much into breed descriptions. Dogs never read them, and sometimes are nothing like they are supposed to be. A dog that is at least 7-8 months has most of its size and is past the extra work of a puppy. A 3 year old has a mature personality...

Dogs: dogs, petco stores, british lady
petco stores, british lady, walkies: I have read a number of the so-called books on dog training, and I can t think of a worse guide to training. To train by a book or chart is just not a good way to do it. I have trained on a one to one basis, but the way I prefer to train is a class, with...

Dogs: dogs, cindy lou, coworkers
cindy lou, coworkers, calling card: Hello Ronnie, I took time to answer your question to ask a few coworkers if they had any information other than what I have to help you. An the answer is no. It really is all up to the owners to be responsible or NOT. You might post signs this would let...

Dogs: dogs, cindy lou, small dogs
cindy lou, small dogs, cycle period: A typical female dog will have a cycle (period/heat) every 6 months. Small dogs will usually come into their first heat anywhere from 9 Months to 18 Months, a large dog will begin anywhere from 6 Months to 12 Months old. Then for most it is every 6 months...

Dogs: dogs, obedience training, google
obedience training, google, librarian: Hi Kevin. Perhaps your dog is behaving in a submissive way to you, allowing you to fill his bowl without pressuring you. Sometimes dogs develop weird behaviors that defy explanation. As far as his not getting along with other dogs, he may feel protective of...

Dogs: dogs, chow, labrador
chow, labrador, puppy: Hi Ceysi, You could get several possibilities, a thick coated tall, longer dog, a dog who looks like a lab, a dog who looks like a chow, a short dog with short coat. There could be many different variations since chows & labs look so different. Hope this...

Dogs: dogs, neapolitan mastiff, bernese mountain dogs
neapolitan mastiff, bernese mountain dogs, rhodesian ridgebacks: Hi Kathy, Yes Aussie can be very hyper. It depends if you want a dog that requries grooming or not, and what size you are looking for. Bernese Mountain Dogs are pretty good. So are Boxers, Collies, Corgis, Dobermans, Great Danes, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rhodesian...

Dogs: dogs, rude neighbor, dog warden
rude neighbor, dog warden, yr olds: Call animal control if you see the dogs on your lawn. Its illegal for them to be roaming and you can have the dog warden pick them up as strays - which will cost your neighbours money and that if nothing else may get them to keep their dogs locked up better....

Dogs: dogs, mild sedative, old boston
mild sedative, old boston, bad dreams: Hi Julie, There s really no way to tell, but I wonder if he is having bad dreams. Dogs dream too, and maybe he is just scared. If he keeps it up, you may want to talk to your Vet about a mild sedative. It s not something you want to have to do all the...

Dogs: dogs, colored dogs, black dogs
colored dogs, black dogs, unwanted dogs: Why would you want them too? We are slaughtering unwanted dogs by the millions. Why do you want to add to the misery? Go to www.petfinder.org and see how many dogs in your area need homes. What color are they? I have read that black or mostly black dogs...

Dogs: dogs, litter box, simple solution
litter box, simple solution, good girl: Hi Sara; You taught her what to do when you say, Go potty , but maybe you didn t make her understand what the word potty means. Was she a baby when you got her or a grown dog? If she is only 3 months old, she is still relatively an infant, and accidents...

Dogs: dogs, phantom pregnancy, dear jennifer
phantom pregnancy, dear jennifer, teats: Dear Jennifer Thank you for your question. Without having your dog check by the vet there arenít too many tale tale signs. Your dog personality will change to become a little motherly and she may become a little clingy and protective over you. She...

Dogs: dogs, strange dogs, cocker spaniel
strange dogs, cocker spaniel, pupppy: Hi Lauren, It s usually suggested that in order to prevent exposure to disease, that puppies who have not yet received all their vaccinations should avoid contact with unfamiliar dogs. However, if your adult dog is current on all her vaccines and preventive...

Dogs: dogs, beagle, dominance
beagle, dominance, females: Generally speaking I wouldn t expect you to have any problems with them getting along. However, just like people can sometimes not like each other, the same can be the case with dogs. It very rarely happens though. If you do get the other dog, make sure...

Dogs: dogs, insect growth regulator, topical flea treatment
insect growth regulator, topical flea treatment, adult fleas: Hi Crystal, Most shampoos have no residual activity and are not recommended alone for flea control. Besides treating your dog with shampoos, you have to treat the dog s environment, meaning your home. As you re now noticing, shampooing alone will not eliminate...

Dogs: too many dogs, shar pei, beautiful boxers
shar pei, beautiful boxers, shorthair pointers: Hi Louie- I m afraid you re asking the wrong person how many dogs is ok to have in a house...I have 8 Shorthair Pointers in my house! I do have to say, however, that a lot of it has to do with what you personally feel. If you feel that having 4 dogs (especially...

Dogs: dogs, female eggs, ternal
female eggs, ternal, mammal: Iona, I don t understand your question completely, but dogs are like almost every other mammal in that a male and a female must copulate (have sex), and the sperm from the male travels up to the female eggs that are inside her body waiting to be fertilized....

Dogs: my two dogs, time dogs, bad dogs
time dogs, bad dogs, pit bulls: Hi Mario; That all depends on how ou train your dog, and how you treat him. Pit Bulls ar NOT devils in dog form. Some of them are very vicious because their owners TEACH them to be or because they belong to idiots tghat mistreat their animals and have no...

Dogs: my dogs, jack russell terrier, little butt
jack russell terrier, little butt, aunt charlotte: Hi Ryan; First, keep them apart until the little one is safe around the older one. Train the older one. Scold him harshly for being mean to the puppy. He has to understand that the little one lives there too, and they HAVE to get along. My girl friend...

Dogs: dogs, emergency vet clinic, green signs
emergency vet clinic, green signs, first signs: Hi Kirk, You need to get your dog to an emergency Vet clinic as soon as you can. I pulled this up online: Strychnine - Strychnine is used as a rat, mouse and mole poison. It is available commercially as coated pellets dyed purple, red or green. Signs...

Dogs: dogs, hello dawn, cindy lou
hello dawn, cindy lou, experience thanks: Hello Dawn, you can look for puppies approx. 63 to 65 days from the first breeding. Also she should just begin to have milk in her tits at about 5 to 7 days prior to giving birth. Have fun this can be a very exciting experience. Thanks for asking, Cindy...

Dogs: dogs, club labrador, working retriever
club labrador, working retriever, black labs: Just remember.... act in haste; repent in leisure . If this is because you are in a hurry to bring in a new puppy, be sure you shop with your head and not your heart. A new puppy will grow into a dog that will be a large part of your life for 12-15 years,...

Dogs: dogs, flea allergy, food allergy
flea allergy, food allergy, pack leader: Hi Jamie, The skin problem sounds like a flea allergy. If your dog is allergic to fleas, just ONE flea will make him miserable causing him to scratch and have scabs. Try to get rid of the fleas. It may also be a food allergy. Your Vet can help you with meds...

Dogs: dogs, alergy, poodles
alergy, poodles, hotdogs: You just mentioned two of the best breeds for allergies. I dont think schnauzers are high strung at all. Maybe you just got one that had issues, I would stick with the schnauzer. Most smaller dogs have alot of energy so they seen high strung....good luck...

Dogs: dogs, pack structure, top dogs
pack structure, top dogs, two dogs: According to ethoogists the member of packs larger than 4-5, which are in the middle range are constantly switching positions in the pack. these will be the ones who fight the most and usually only with each other. the top dogs and the bottom dogs are secure...

Dogs: dogs, shelley davis, cockapoo
shelley davis, cockapoo, eye infection: Hi Tanya, Thank you for writing to me about your sweet cockapoo. Your dog cannot catch your cold or flu. However, is you think that she has a cold, it might be prudent to have her seen by your vet. As far as an eye infection, there is a product called...

Dogs: dogs, obedience class, golden labrador
obedience class, golden labrador, adult teeth: 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: dogs, neutered, aster
neutered, aster, boxer: 20 years is about the most any live, and those will be well cared for, smaller dogs. A boxer may be old at 10. My Lab, Aster, is still doing fairly good at 13. A dog that is kept lean, spay/neutered, and up to date on shots will live longer than ones that...

Dogs: dogs, mixed breed dogs, spayed and neutered
mixed breed dogs, spayed and neutered, neutered dogs: Hi Nadine, The best estimate I can give you is 10-15 years. The breed of dog is a strong indicator of its life expectancy. Generally, small dogs live much longer than large dogs. However, even within the same weight category, some breeds live longer...

Dogs: dogs, staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers
staffordshire bull terriers, bull terriers, foster dogs: Well,insted of just calling one shelter,try calling a number of them that are withing about 2 hours away from you,that way you ll have more dogs to chose from Also there are rescue groups,that insted of a shelter they foster dogs from there homes,which...

Dogs: my dogs, obedience class, natural instincts
obedience class, natural instincts, table scraps: 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: dogs, toy breed, blood in the urine
toy breed, blood in the urine, sines: Tracy, if it is a small dog, (toy breed) you may not see bleeding because she is clean. Separate them to make sure they don t breed. If she has an infection, urinary, he may also be interested because there is blood in the urine. I would go have a sample...

Dogs: dogs, small fluffy dogs, companion dogs
small fluffy dogs, companion dogs, great companions: Hello again, Thank you for the information. I m not sure how anyone can be afraid of large dogs but I guess. Anyway also your situation might be better suited for a smaller dog and smaller dogs also are cheaper to feed since they eat half the amount as a large...

Dogs: dogs, vaginal discharges, spotting blood
vaginal discharges, spotting blood, early pregnancy: Hi Christina, It is not unusual for dogs to have a vaginal discharge during the first week or so after breeding and late term discharges are not unusual, either. Some dogs develop vaginitis during pregnancy. This produces discharges that vary in color,...

Dogs: dogs, lhasa poo, slicker brush
lhasa poo, slicker brush, fleet farm: Put a muzzle on her and shave her down using a #7 skiptooth blade; that blade can get under most mats, and will take her down fairly painlessly. Get in the habit of brushing her every day, even though she is short, and then you can put her into any hairstyle...

Dogs: dogs, staffordshire bull terrier, alaskan malamutes
staffordshire bull terrier, alaskan malamutes, vet clinics: The best thing would be to get a puppy so it can grow up with Children,there is no better breed for Children the a Staffordshire Bull Terrier,in England they call them nanny dogs Because they watch over children and will attack anyone or anything that is...

Dogs: dogs over 5, shih tsu rescue, large breed dogs
shih tsu rescue, large breed dogs, lactobacillus acidophilus: Hi Mitch, Congratulations on your two healthy dogs. There are two things that I find key to keep aging dogs feeling and acting young. One is digestive enzymes and the other is joint support. As dogs age, their digestive systems slow down and it is more...

Dogs: dogs, childhood experience, hackles
childhood experience, hackles, definitive answer: Hello, Al, and thanks for asking! There is no definitive answer to your question; it all depends on the individual dog and the individual person. Some dogs become nervous when the people around them are nervous or frightened. This can result in the dog...

Dogs: dogs, miniature poodle, different breeds of dogs
miniature poodle, different breeds of dogs, norwich terrier: Hello, Khushi. A boston terrier is a good choice, as are several other breeds. Perhaps you could consider a rescue dog, from a breed rescue or animal shelter, since this is your first dog. I would recommend an older puppy or young adult dog, instead of a very...

Dogs: dogs, puppies, menopause
puppies, menopause, bitches: No, they really don t. Most people have their bitches spayed once they get too old to whelp, but I once took in a 13-year-old rescue with three puppies that had been dumped at the vet (to be put down) because she was pregnant *AGAIN*. (Apparently she had also...

Dogs: too many dogs?, playful creatures, adelaide south australia
playful creatures, adelaide south australia, obscene gesture: Three dogs can live together just fine-as I work with someone that has three dogs and they get along great What I think the best thing to do is for you to take her to obedience classes,call different trainers and explain the situation to them-it s always...

Dogs: dogs, miniature english bulldogs, two females
miniature english bulldogs, two females, socialization: Early socialization and individual personalities are much more important than the breeds. Put them together when young, and likely they will do fine. Most older dogs will not care for any breed of puppies. Two females are most likely to have problems, and...

Dogs: dogs, unwanted litters, heat periods
unwanted litters, heat periods, female dog in heat: Dear Jesus, Thank you for writing to me about your unspayed dog. Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks and since this an an average, some heats are shorter (as little as 7-10 days),...

Dogs: dogs, fear of dogs, long lost friend
fear of dogs, long lost friend, cindy lou: Hello Al, Unfortunately unless the dog is extremely friendly no matter what, and their are dogs that approach everyone as if they are their long lost friend, then there are the dogs that are more causious and check out people first. In this case, yes they...

Dogs: dogs, personal experience story, fear of dogs
personal experience story, fear of dogs, pet lady: Hi Al; A lot depends on the dog, and on the type of negativity the person feels. If the dog is very aggressive, it will sense the fear, and make the best of it. some animals like some people, are just bullies. I had an ornery horse like that once. If the...

Dogs: dogs, dealing with dogs, james webster
dealing with dogs, james webster, dogs work: Dear Al That is a very good question unfortunately it s impossible to diagnose behavioral problems by email but I can give you a starting point. I know of a trainer/author that believed dogs work of sense perception. They know your emotional state before...

Dogs: dogs, human vocal cords, google
human vocal cords, google, allexperts: Actually, Caroline, our vocal cords are not all that different. Allexperts.com will not allow me to send photos or pictures, though, so what I can suggest is to go to www.google.com and do a search for dog vocal cords and human vocal cords. You should be able...

Dogs: dogs age in dogs age, uc davis book of dogs, mental maturity
uc davis book of dogs, mental maturity, household pets: Hi Heather, Thanks for the interesting question. .. According to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_years snip..... Most household pets do not age in any linear correspondence with human aging. Dogs and cats age much more quickly in their...

Dogs: My dogs' aggresive behavour., spaying and neutering dogs, spaying and neutering
spaying and neutering dogs, spaying and neutering, jack russell terrier puppy: They should be wearing collars, so you cn grab each collar and hold them apart until you can put them in separate rooms or someone can take one to another room or area so they cannot get at each other. You need to keep them separated until you get them neutered...

Dogs: My dogs aggresstion when he has food!, dog food aggression, mr nigel
dog food aggression, mr nigel, piece at a time: You should be petting him *before* you give him the treat, and then it is only given if he is behaving. I would have him sit first, pet him, and tell him he is a good boy (if he is), and then give him the treat. I would make him work for every single bite...

Dogs: dogs allergies, caplets, veterinarian
caplets, veterinarian, vet: Hi Andrea; Please don t give her that much, you might kill her. Whoever told you that needs to find out what they are talking about before they give advice. My dogs have terible allergies too, and I have given 1/2 a benedryl caplet. The dogs weigh 30 lbs...

Dogs: how dogs get along, golden retriever puppy, aggressive behavior in dogs
golden retriever puppy, aggressive behavior in dogs, welsch corgi: Hi Alycia, Thank you for writing to me about the situation in your household with your new arrival. Sorry about the delay...I was having computer problems and couldn t get on line. There is a struggle going on in your home, for a new pack leader and...

Dogs: dogs getting along, easier this way, two dogs
easier this way, two dogs, whole life: Hi Kala, thanks for your question. I reccomend waiting. It is usually much easier. This way you can have one dog trained before getting another. One puppy is alot of work as it is. But this also depends on your time available and your patience. You will...

Dogs: dogs not getting along, male dogs, dominant position
male dogs, dominant position, chihuahuas: Hello. Is your older male neutered? Male dogs can be dominant and if he is not neutered, he may never get along with the other male. They may fight later on for a dominant position. You can neuter the older one if he is under the age of two..or neuter the...

Dogs: two dogs not getting along, miniature pincher, dogsnot
miniature pincher, dogsnot, two dogs: Is he biting in a nasty way or wanting to play with the puppy? Interaction between two dogs can get pretty rough and noisy when they play. You don t say what the sex is of the puppy, but if he is another male, and the older one is indeed trying to bite...

Dogs: dogs getting along, spayed females, dominant behavior
spayed females, dominant behavior, obedience training: You need to establish yourself as pack leader in your home. There should be no vying for leader position., You should be the leader. Walk your dogs. Daily, twice a day . You should be strong and in charge without being mean in anyway. Just firm. Let your dog...

Dogs: Would these two dogs get along?, dash hound, great relationship
dash hound, great relationship, two dogs: She sounds like a friendly dog so I would guess she would get along with any of those breeds. You might not want to get something too small as she could accidently hurt a little dog by simply playing with it. She would probably do better with you bringing...

Dogs: dogs and babies, australian cattledog, english bulldog
australian cattledog, english bulldog, baby way: Good question, Sunny, and kudos to you and your husband for not just ditching the dogs because you re expecting a baby. Way too many dogs are surrendered to shelters because their owners were having a baby and didn t want to take the time to work with their...

Dogs: dogs off balance, shelley davis, shepherd mix
shelley davis, shepherd mix, full blood: Hi Steve, Thank you for writing to me about your 7 month old Lab Shep X. The behavior you describe should be addressed by a vet. From your description it is difficult to tell if this involves is a medical condition but if this was my dog I would bring...

Dogs: my dogs behaivor has changed, petco stores, group obedience
petco stores, group obedience, obedience class: Hi Michael; One sure way to fix it. Get into a group obedience class. Petsmart and Petco stores have weekend obedience classes, that are group classes, taught by a trainer, and you work your dog. When I was training, I much preferred to teach a group class,...

Dogs: dogs behavior, bichion, obedience lessons
bichion, obedience lessons, obedience class: Hi Jackie, Two female dogs in one house is a bad combination. They are more likely to fight than two males, or a male and a female under one roof. You might get the dogs to tolerate one another, if you are consistent and persistent. It s good you re taking...

Dogs: dogs behavior, short haired pointer, german short haired pointer
short haired pointer, german short haired pointer, cesar milan: Congratulations on adopting! GSP s are VERY smart, they re also very high energy. Cut your protein content in your food and walk him. Walk him twice per day every day briskly at heel only. For a good distance. Make sure he gets plenty of exercise. Reestablish...

Dogs: dogs behavior after birth, hormone fluctuations, dogs breeding
hormone fluctuations, dogs breeding, cocker spaniel: Shanae, this is one of the reasons the average pet owner should not breed their dogs. Breeding can cause hormone fluctuations that can lead to aggression, sometimes severe, as you now know. Additionally, since your dog is a mixed breed (a cross between a poodle...

Dogs: dogs...behavior and gas!!, sweet pup, charcoal tablets
sweet pup, charcoal tablets, rottie: I don t know I have a good answer to either question. You might try a different type of food. Not a different brand of the same thing, but one with as few of the same ingredients as possible. Passing gas tends to be the worse in the hours following a meal....

Dogs: My dogs behavior, litter owner, puppys
litter owner, puppys, jack russell: Dear Dani Thank you for your question. A lot of dog owners donít realise that from 8 weeks old puppyís starts to develop attachment to its litter, owner, and other pets. What problems you are experiencing with your Jack Russell is actually normal behaviour...

Dogs: my dogs behaviour, lateness, weimaraner
lateness, weimaraner, francesca: Please excuse the lateness of this reply. Unfortunately, I did not receive an email telling me that the question was pending until today. If you are concerned that she may be in pain, you should consult your veterinarian. However, many dogs do this...

Dogs: dogs and benadryl, benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer
benadryl for dogs, mild tranquilizer, vaccination reactions: Hi Angela! Here is a fact sheet regarding the use of Benadryl in dogs. There is a dosage chart at the end of the instructions. God Bless! Becky Benadryl for Dogs or Cats Benadryl is a brand name for an anti-histamine (diphenhydramine). Although...

Dogs: dogs and bones, dogs and bones, rawhide chews
dogs and bones, rawhide chews, knuckle bones: Hi Lucy; ALL bones are dangerous except knuckle bones. All othe bones splinter and can get caught in theit throat and strangle them, or they can cut as they pass through the digestive system, and the dog can bleed to death internally. My Veterinarian says...

Dogs: are there any dogs that are born without tails?, genetic mutations, blue heeler
genetic mutations, blue heeler, human intervention: Yes, it is totally possible. Nature is constantly experimenting, and genetic mutations crop up on a fairly regular basis. Many eventually extinguish or die, but some are perpetuated by breeders. Just think of all the different breeds we have and all those...

Dogs: dogs breathing, breathing problem, heart condition
breathing problem, heart condition, snout: Hi Susan :-) A dog breathes in exactly the same way as we do hun. If you were to close their mouth by holding it closed with your hand, they may find breathing a bit difficult. If the Dog has a breathing problem or Heart condition, then breathing would...

Dogs: dogs & cars, dogs will be dogs, pound pup
dogs will be dogs, pound pup, professional dog trainer: Hi Dan, As you said, dogs will be dogs , and sooner or later there can be disastrous results to letting your dog run free. Training can be the cure you asked about. It s up to you how much time and energy you will devote to it, but it certainly can...

Dogs: dogs and cats, baby aspirin, dogs and cats
baby aspirin, dogs and cats, blood types: Hi Mary; Giving a cat or a dog an aspirin can certainly kill it. There are a few instances when a veterinarian will ok giving baby aspirin or a buffered aspirin, but in my 60+ years of raising dogs, I have NEVER had one tell me to give aspirin. I have had...

Dogs: dogs and cats, spaniel mix, dogs and cats
spaniel mix, dogs and cats, accurate advice: Courtney, thanks for getting back to me so quickly! You forgot to mention whether or not your dogs were neutered. IF not, I recommend having that done as soon as possible (especially the new puppy, before he matures). That will help some with their territorialness...

Dogs: dogs and cats not getting along, puppy school, dogs and cats
puppy school, dogs and cats, great chase: Hi Shannon; I am so sorry you are having this problem, and I know you are very caring and worried about your babies, but you just have to excuse me for laughing so hard. I get a mental movie of all you describe, and I can see the devilish looks on the dogs...

Dogs: dogs and cats cohabitating, siamese kitten, little paws
siamese kitten, little paws, dogs and cats: Hi Liz; How recently? Obviously, the cats are not used to dogs and it will take a little time for them to accept the fact that this dog is not going to hurt them. The dog running away may give them a false sense of power, but she is handling it the way...

Dogs: dogs and cats living together...., dogs and cats, cat brothers
dogs and cats, cat brothers, kitens: That Dobe probably was used to romping with his/her cat brothers and sisters. Your cats are not used to the dog, so they don t care for it. Are the cats and dog fighting, or just chasing? They may be playing.If the cats are not hissing and hitting the dog,...

Dogs: dogs and cats, maine coons, cat aggression
maine coons, cat aggression, aggression problem: You shouldn t have a cat aggression problem if you start with a puppy or adopt a dog that has been raised with cats. Another question is, how do you think your cats will react to the puppy? The only thing I would suggest is to not adopt a dog with a high...

Dogs: dogs like chichuahuas, american kennel club, chihuahua puppy
american kennel club, chihuahua puppy, chihuahua breeders: I suggest you contact the Kennel Club of your Country (The American Kennel Club, if you live in the U.S.) and ask if they have a list of Chihuahua breeders. I am sure you will find your puppy, as the Chihuahua is not an uncommon breed. Please do not buy it...

Dogs: dogs and chicken, deer elk, domesticated dogs
deer elk, domesticated dogs, contrary to popular belief: No Christy; That is not true. You re not supposed to feed them chicken BONES. For that matter ALL bones are bad for dogs. They can (and do too often) splinter and get them caught in their throat and they can choke or have to have them surgically removed...

Dogs: How many dogs can chihuahuas..., heat cycle, chihuahuas
heat cycle, chihuahuas, lifetime: Well, thats hard to answer...they shouldn t be bred until age 2. They come into heat 2 times per year and an average litter is 1-3 pups. You certainly wouldn t want to bred her with each heat cycle and you wouldn t want her to have pups in her later years....

Dogs: Golden retreviers, closet shelving, wire rack
closet shelving, wire rack, adn: Skip the bedding. At first it gets wet, and later it can be chewed into choking hazards. A wire rack in the bottom will help keep the puppy up out of accidents at first. They are available with the crates, but a piece of closely spaced wire closet shelving...

Dogs: dogs and children, american kennel club, puppy stages
american kennel club, puppy stages, dogs and children: Hi Mark, For the age of children you have, I would go more for a medium size breed of dog. Labs tend to be real hyper now, so you could have problems with a lab knocking your 3 year old down. As far as age of the dog, there are pros & cons for both age...

Dogs: dogs with colds, two dogs, colds
two dogs, colds, antibiotics: Generally there is not a lot one can due but let these things run their course, but I would certainly take their temperature every day (normal is 100-102). If temps are elevated at all, I would get them into the vet for an exam and possible antibiotics. Be...

Dogs: Do dogs see in color or are..., light wavelengths, visual spectrum
light wavelengths, visual spectrum, visual acuity: Hi Mitch, Dogs can see in much dimmer light than humans. At twilight when you are having trouble seeing shades of color, they see as well as what you were seeing at noontime. Dogs can detect motion better than humans can Dogs do not have the ability...

Dogs: dogs constantly barking, cindy lou, new neighbor
cindy lou, new neighbor, dogs barking: Hello Hope, other than calling in a professional trainer, you might try bark collars, You can find them at most pet stores or at this website, www.petedge.com. It may be just a matter of them gettng used to their new surroundings. Good luck and thanks for...

Dogs: My dogs may have consumed rat poison, vet emergency, rat poison
vet emergency, rat poison, emergency clinic: If it s gone, they probably ate it. Don t make them vomit go NOW to your vet, emergency clinic or whatever is available. If you don t treat them pretty quickly after they ve ingested it, you can be in for serious trouble. Check their gums for bleeding and...

Dogs: my dogs are crazy, lions share, riot act
lions share, riot act, little butt: Hi Jojo; Yep, chew hois little butt out and put him in time-out. My friend s Yokkie gets along great with my 4 dogs. He decided, when he came and saw a new dog here, that he was not going to allow that. she doesn t train a dog, she babies it, and asks...

Dogs: dogs death, symptoms of heatstroke, household plants
symptoms of heatstroke, household plants, household member: I m so sorry to hear of your dogs unexpected passing. I understand your pain over the loss of your dear friend. It s hard to say what your dog died of. This is nothing more than a guess on my part of course. Was it particularly hot the day your dog...

Dogs: dogs den, obedience class, little puppy
obedience class, little puppy, choice places: Who sleeps where and gets the choice places can be very important to dogs. Older dogs aren t pleased when you bring a little puppy into the house. I have taken to calling our 12 year old Aster the grouch. You old dog may not be happy with this, but as top...

Dogs: dogs disgusting behaviour, cayenne pepper, puppy behaviour
cayenne pepper, puppy behaviour, feaces: All puppies eat thier feaces when they are young, but grow out of it as they get older. You can use cayenne pepper to stop your dog s behavior by simply pouring some of it on the feaces. You can buy cayenne pepper from any grocery store. Some dogs eat thier...

Dogs: My dogs don't get along at all!, albany ny area, litter mates
albany ny area, litter mates, corgi mix: Samantha, I m sorry the lady at the rescue was so rude. That is uncalled for. :^( Part of the problem could be because Bella was separated from her litter mates too early. The period of time between 6 and 8-10 weeks is pretty vital as far as socialization...

Dogs: my dogs don't eat anything!!, maltese terrier, vet check
maltese terrier, vet check, good appetite: My dog won t eat. You need to know your dog. If a dog that normally has a good appetite suddenly quits eating, it needs to see a vet. Something is wrong, and the vet can tell what it is and prescribe an effective remedy. Even an older dog may have something...

Dogs: My dogs don't like each other, spayed females, neutered dogs
spayed females, neutered dogs, breast cancer: Hi Becky; Are these dogs such good bloodlines that they should be bred? If not, having them neutered will not only help to train them to get along, but it is much better for their overall health, and helps them actually live longer. Neutered dogs don t...

Dogs: Our dogs dont like to be left alone., good dogs, muzzles
good dogs, muzzles, sook: You must crate them. Other dogs may not be as bad as the young Labs I am plagued with. Still your house and dog will be much safer with the dog in a crate when you are away. The dog may be happier in its den than loose in the house. It relaxes, it feels...

Dogs: our dogs are driving us crazy!!!, heat cycle, boston terrier
heat cycle, boston terrier, imagine one: Dionne, It is good to hear back from you, and I hope all is going well, or at least better since you took Zara to visit your sister. Once she has finished this heat cycle, than you can have her examined by your veterinarian, and discuss having her spayed....

Dogs: my two dogs are driving me insane, petco stores, obedience course
petco stores, obedience course, obedience classes: Hi Victoria; You need an obedience course badly. Training is the key to getting them to do what you want. It is not that easy to do, unless you have some help from someone who has experioience training dogs. Petsmart and Petco stores have weekend obedience...

Dogs: my dogs duclaw, dog nail clippers, duclaws
dog nail clippers, duclaws, dew claws: Linda, Declawing is easiest done on very young puppies (3 or 4 days old), at which point it is a relatively painless, bloodless procedure. Removing the dew claws of an adult dog is a much more invasive surgery and does involve a rather painful recovery....

Dogs: my dogs ear, american pit bull terrier, american pit bull
american pit bull terrier, american pit bull, pit bull terrier: Hi Chris, Thank you for writing to me about your American Pit Bull Terrier. If the growth on the top of your dog s ear is a wart, you can try the homeopathic remedy, Thuja. This is the remedy of choice for many warts. You can find this at a health...

Dogs: My dogs ears, dogs ears, food allergies
dogs ears, food allergies, dry skin: Dry skin may be a problem that causes scratching, to make sure you should consult a Veterinarian. It could be any thing from food allergies, to enviromental allergies, or there may be another cause, like bathing to often. A vet consult will help determine...

Dogs: dogs ears, dogs ears, ear flap
dogs ears, ear flap, ear canals: Hi, if you have cleaned out her ears and can t physically see something in her ear, then I would take her into the vet as she might have something in the second ear canal (dogs basically have two ear canals, one vertical & one horizonal). If you don t take...

Dogs: Should dogs eat banana, standard poodle, baby carrots
standard poodle, baby carrots, fruits and vegetables: Bananas have a lot of sugar. Beyond that,everything in moderation. Most of my dogs past and present, have loved fruits and vegetables. We had a standard poodle who peeled her own bananas and would steal them off the counters or tables. My son has a lovely...

Dogs: My dogs eat mud, vitamin mineral supplement, crazy dogs
vitamin mineral supplement, crazy dogs, fresh veggies: Hi Kristen :) You must be at your wits end with these two crazy dogs, lol. I would not worry about their appetite for dirt, but I will suggest there may be a cat using these spots as their litter box. Dogs are crazy for kitty krunchies. If there...

Dogs: dogs eating dirt, chow, calories
chow, calories, dirt: It is very difficult to know what is going on in those furry little heads. Some people might give some answer, but I am very doubtful of anybody that claims to know what a dog is thinking. If nearly all of his calories are coming from a commercial dog...

Dogs: dogs: eating feces, old english sheepdogs, teeth and gums
old english sheepdogs, teeth and gums, canned pumpkin: You have already tried most of the usual remedies. Since you are adding a lot of veggies, try canned pumpkin. Have you tried the commercial products Forbid and Deter? I back your vet on keeping them lean. Trying to feed them more so they stop it, would...

Dogs: dogs eating habit, old wives tales, eating habit
old wives tales, eating habit, mauricia: Hi Mauricia; Well, if that weretrue, my dogs would allbe bald. No, that is not true. Cats cannot digest the tuna people eat, and it can block something up or something, anyway it can kill them. The tuna for cats have something in it that stabalizes it so...

Dogs: dogs not eating/skinny dogs, chiweenie, intestinal parasites
chiweenie, intestinal parasites, pomeranian: It s possible they aren t eating all of their food because they just aren t hungry, but if they haven t been tested for intestinal parasites recently I would definitely do that to rule out the possibility of any problems there. If they do have any, getting...

Dogs: dogs and eggs, feeding dogs, vegetable protein
feeding dogs, vegetable protein, meat protein: Hi Angeli. My dogs also loved eggs and I gave my females eggs when they were pregnant. It was good for them. I scrambled them so that there wasn t grease from frying, which is how I like my eggs. I say try it for a few days, watch his bowels and make sure...

Dogs: getting dogs to enjoy being in the pool with me, nancy ps, kids pool
nancy ps, kids pool, small kids: Hello Mary. Well you cant make a dog want to go in the water, but what you can try is getting a small kids pool ..they are inexpensive, and see if you can start there. Once they are ok with the water, maybe it will be easier. ALso, make sure you dry their...

Dogs: do dogs experience panic attacks?, experience panic, silky terrier
experience panic, silky terrier, panic attack: I don t know that they have the sort of panic attacks that people do. They can be badly frightened by things they don t understand. perhaps you should get a good check up at the vet. That will eliminate a number of possibilities leaving fewer variables...

Dogs: My dogs eye, financial assistance fund, animal control agencies
financial assistance fund, animal control agencies, cost medical care: Hi Sherri, Dogs are a responsibility that one takes on. Like a child, they are completely dependant on us for all of needs, including medical care. While there are some conditions that can adequately be cared for without professional supervision, your...

Dogs: My dogs eye, animal rescue groups, veterinary skills
animal rescue groups, veterinary skills, doctor bill: Hi sherri; I m sorry, but I know of nothing that can be done at home for her. There may be some possibilities for help for you. Contact your local Humane Society, or some of the animal rescue groups in your area. They may be able to put you in touch with...

Dogs: my dogs eye, dry shampoo powder, yorkie
dry shampoo powder, yorkie, bathtub: Hi Vanilla! You probably need to rinse her eye with water as much as you can, but I know she will fight you on this. Put her in the bathtub, hold her eye open and gently pour water over it. You may need smeone to help you. Try not to stress her out anymore...

Dogs: dogs eye, types of dog breeds, different types of dog breeds
types of dog breeds, different types of dog breeds, allergy medication: If the mucous in his eyes are green or yellow than yes he probably needs an eye antibiotic ointment, many different types of dog breeds are more prone to eye infections than others due to the shape and the size of skin and eyelid surrounding the eye. You can...

Dogs: My dogs eye, humane societies, old dog
humane societies, old dog, cyst: Hi, Unfortunately there is really nothing I can recommend except taking her to a vet to take care of it. You can check with some rescue places or humane societies to see if one of them could get you a discount at a vet to take care of it. Unfortunately that...

Dogs: dogs and feeding, heat of the summer, golden retriever
heat of the summer, golden retriever, cold water: I reccomend a feeding shedual yes, I have heard alot of dogs vomiting after drinking lately maybe its that they are trying to drink too fast of cool or cold water in the heat of the summer. Instead offer a small amount of water...when shes done refill a small...

Dogs: dogs & feeding, natural raw diet, homecooked diet
natural raw diet, homecooked diet, commercial dog food: Hi Becca, An adult dog such as yours can do fine on one meal a day, but I find that splitting it between two meals (breakfast and dinner) is better for their digestion. I am not a fan of commercial dog food and prefer to feed a natural, raw diet or homecooked...

Dogs: dogs.....feeding, american eskimo, table scraps
american eskimo, table scraps, wet food: Hello Vanessa thanks for emailing, some dogs are very fussy eaters as you are noticing with your cousins dog. Wet food is very bad for the dogs teeth and often makes for sticky feces that stick to the dogs coat and are hard to pick up. If she will not eat...

Dogs: my dogs feeding, petsmart stores, purina pro plan
petsmart stores, purina pro plan, petsmart: I reccomend Blue buffalo also know as Blue , Authority via petsmart stores, Nutro, Technical, Purian one and purina pro plan all are good foods you just need to pick one that fits yuor budget. Also please note there has been a recall on nutro canned/pouched...

Dogs: My dogs feet are hurting, drs foster smith, giant breed dogs
drs foster smith, giant breed dogs, glucosamine chondroiton: Sara, Lack of exercise and being a heavy dog wouldn t lead to red, irritated footpads. It sounds more like an allergy problem - likely the poison oak if you have been walking him through it. In any case, the safest thing to do is have him examined by a...

Dogs: dogs feet, paws, fungus
paws, fungus, fur: Hello! She may have some type of fungus on her paws or it may be something else. If you take her to your Vet, he/she can do a skin scraping to find out for sure what it is and give you a treatment plan. I m afraid if you don t do this, it will only get...

Dogs: dogs that fight each other, fighting dogs, street dogs
fighting dogs, street dogs, two females: Well one thing I can recomend,is possibly finding another home for the two dogs that probably fight the most-now trying to find that out,you ll probably have have perhaps have a friend take one dog at a time over night(or put it in a seperate room)and see...

Dogs: My dogs fight, volvo station wagon, cramped quarters
volvo station wagon, cramped quarters, nuetered: Hi Dinah, I would need a little more information before I can answer this question. Where is the owner when these fights break out? Does anyone else live in that room with her? Definitely do not jump in if they do get in a fight, it is best to use cold...

Dogs: My dogs are fighting?, male dogs, bite wounds
male dogs, bite wounds, rottie: I would confine the rottie while she is in season and see if that helps. It could be that she is instigating this as some bitches will choose which male they want to bred with, so she and the younger dog might be trying to get rid of the older male. (Dogs...

Dogs: my dogs are fighting:(, submissive personality, resident dogs
submissive personality, resident dogs, boxer mix: Alot of people don t agree with a prong collar, but if used correctly it works well. Just be sure you use it right. If they are still pulling and fighting the collar after your walk, you should walk them faster :). Also might want to lower the protein level...

Dogs: dogs fighting at feeding time, petco stores, boxer puppy
petco stores, boxer puppy, obedience course: Hi Bob; Sounds like a determination on the part of the St to take over the alpha spot. YOU have to be the alpha. He is used to being the only dog in the race, now he has competition, and he is going to establish himself as boss. Chew his little butt out...

Dogs: My two dogs are fighting!, puppy classes, chiuahua
puppy classes, chiuahua, accurate advice: Are you sure they are fighting and not playing? I would recommend that you consult a local behaviorist that can come to your home and observe their behavior and recommend a course of action. Without seeing exactly what is going on, I cannot give accurate advice...

Dogs: dogs and fish, cooking crabs, stealing food
cooking crabs, stealing food, two dogs: Hi Liz; I have two dogs that are part Australian Shepherd. These little clowns are not like any other breeds I have ever had. They are funnier, more loving to all things, and bigger theives when it comes to stealing food.LOl It isn t much of a compliment...

Dogs: dogs gender, puppy shots, sex organs
puppy shots, sex organs, veterinarian: Hi Sylvia; What does the Veterinarian say? It could protrude, I sup[pose. It depends on what kind of dog it is and if it is very chubby. Ask your Veterinarian, they always can tell you. The first thing after you get a puppy, it needs to be seen by a Veterinarian...

Dogs: dogs giving birth, dogs giving birth, puppie
dogs giving birth, puppie, birth canal: Jose, There is really no way of telling. If your dog not acting right, and is straining to have a puppy you need to get her to a Vet before you lose not only the puppies but her also. She could die from this. This is not something that I would wait around...

Dogs: do dogs grieve, german shepard, lost one
german shepard, lost one, springer: Yes dogs do grieve It is a good idea to give it some thought before getting another dog,you don t want to jump into anything-some people just give it time,while others will get another companion for the other dog I recently lost one dog,and I did have...

Dogs: dogs gums, red gums, gum disease
red gums, gum disease, scraper: red gums indicate the beginning of gum disease, normally gingivitis. The appropriate action would be to invest in a dental scraper and clean your dogs teeth on a regular basis. This first time you will probably need to get them done by a vet. Hope this...

Dogs: Our dogs health, english pointer, dogs health
english pointer, dogs health, playful self: Hi Mary, There could be several things that could be wrong with your pointer. When you said that she was dragging her butt, that is usually an indication of impacted anal glands. By draggin her bottom, she is trying to dislodge the impaction and relieve...

Dogs: my dogs health, shelley davis, two puppies
shelley davis, two puppies, white vinegar: Hi Jonny, Thank you for writing to me. I am unclear from what you have described, what the situation in your house is? Have you rescued several puppies at once that do not yet have shots? In the meantime, you would need to seperate all the dogs that...

Dogs: my dogs health, dogs health, soloxine
dogs health, soloxine, thyriod: HI BECKY I HOPE IT IS NOT THYROID BUT HAVE SOME BLOOD DRAWN AND CHECKED TO MAKE SURE NOTHING IS SERIOUS FOR MEDS FOR IT TO TAKE AND THE SOLOXINE HE TOOK MONTHLY KILLED HIM AT LEAST I BLAME THAT FOR HIS HEART ATTACK. I HATE MY DOGS TO HAVE MEDS ONLY IF TOTALLY...

Dogs: my dogs heart, normal heart rate, upper respiratory infection
normal heart rate, upper respiratory infection, rapid heartbeat: Hi Melissa, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You should have your dog seen by the veterinarian as soon as possible, since a rapid heartbeat is a sign of a health emergency. The irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia can be a sign of heat disease....

Dogs: dogs in heat, overpopulation problem, dogs in heat
overpopulation problem, dogs in heat, female pit: Whoever told you that after a dog goes into heat the first time, they may never come in again does NOT need to be working at a vet s office, let alone telling people things that are not true. Generally, bitches cycle every 4-6 months, but, just like with people,...

Dogs: dogs in heat, spaying and neutering, unwanted litters
spaying and neutering, unwanted litters, dogs in heat: Hi Iris; A season lasts about three weeks. I am not sure about when they can become pregnant, but I would think from day one of their beginning season. This is a question you should ask your Veterinarian. Also discuss with him.her the reasons, besides...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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