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SubjectDate Asked
KAISER THE BEAGLE10/9/2016
  Q: Good Afternoon, My name is Andrea and I have recently purchased a Beagle he is currently six months ...
  A: A dog is a creature of habit and because it learns by association, if its training is consistent it ...
Liver enzymes high10/8/2016
  Q: My dog has lost weight, She is a 5.6 Chihuahua around 9 years old, she was adopted, and her last ...
  A: I'm sorry that your dog is having liver problems, but help is on the way! Regarding the medication, ...
resource guarding and agression between siblings9/22/2016
  Q: I have a 1 yr old Corgi and 16 yr old jack Russell. The corgi growls and nips at the jack russell ...
  A: My first suggestion is to pick up the food bowl and stop the open feeding. It is not recommended, ...
Sick Shih Tzu puppy8/1/2016
  Q: My puppy is 4 months old and has now vomited a couple times,is lethargic and is not eating/drinking ...
  A: This could possibly be early stage Parvo, a life threatening illness that takes the lives of puppies ...
pit bulls6/26/2016
  Q: If you had grandchildren ages 6 and 9 who played in your unfenced yard and your next door neighbor ...
  A: I would be concerned about any breed of dog next door, without a strong 6' tall fence. We know ...
Dog afraid to go outside4/1/2016
  Q: We were trying to train my 12 year old mixed breed to a new underground fence. We thought she had ...
  A: I am so sorry that this happened. I've heard so many similar stories over the years around these ...
strange behavior12/7/2015
  Q: My sons lab mix, buddy, is almost 8. He has never, ever had an accident in the house. He ...
  A: The first thing that comes to mind is thyroid disease. Buddy may have had thyroid issues for years ...
name of sedative for shih tus12/4/2015
  Q: I have a 3 year old shih tuz, and she have been going to the same groomer since 8 months. Now I took ...
  A: Something happened at the groomers...something terribly traumatic. Please do not ever bring your ...
Dog not sleeping after other dog passed11/20/2015
  Q: This is kind of long I apologize I had 3 dogs. Two were litter mates and had been together since ...
  A: I apologize for the long delay..with the holiday and a faulty computer I was unable to get to your ...
Pregnant dogs temp10/29/2015
  Q: 8 to 100.3 yesterday it started slowly goin down then dropped to 96.6 so I thought that was a sign ...
  A: I have to strongly advise you to get your dog to the vet as urgently as possible. A sign of ...
Fever in Pets.9/19/2015
  Q: Can we check and measure the Body Temperature in Pets viz dog, cat, Horse etc with a thermometer?. ...
  A: Yes, you can check the temperature in animals (all have different normal readings however). Each ...
VERY itcy Rat Terrier9/11/2015
  Q: My 3 1/2 year old Rat Terrier has very itcy skin. At this point she has chewed her paw pads enough ...
  A: I sympathize with you about your dog's allergies. I too have a very allergic dog. My dog eats only ...
housebreaking a caged/abused rescue dog9/4/2015
  Q: We were given a rescue Beagle from a friend who had adopted her about a year before. She was ...
  A: After 2 years her lack of house training is now an accepted habit by her brain so you have a job on ...
poison ivy5/21/2015
  Q: I have a Morkie,and she is a very friendly,and loving dog,who loves to lick,when she sees her loved ...
  A: The best product that I've heard of for poison ivy is Tecnu Poison Oak And Ivy Cleanser. It actually ...
DHTTP Vaccination Question-Thanks in advance!2/19/2015
  Q: My 16 month old German Shepherd is due to a dhttp shot according to the vet office- I am ...
  A: I'm not one to over vaccinate a dog so I lean towards the more holistic approach, which is minimul ...
tumors2/17/2015
  Q: my dog has huge swollen teets I know she has tumors. However more recently the tumor has grown ...
  A: Your dog could have mastitis which is life threatening and needs immediate antibiotics and care from ...
female in heat1/4/2015
  Q: my older female came into heat and I'd like to know can her being in heat bring my younger dog in ...
  A: Females dogs can absolutely get into sync as they come into season, the same way that humans ...
Stool normal, smelly stool1/3/2015
  Q: Fianna is almost 16 years, large Black Lab mix with many problems. Getting on her feet is quite an ...
  A: At Fianna's age, digestion can be more difficult in breaking down and absorbing food and it's ...
dog behaviours12/27/2014
  Q: I am in the UK and have 5 working gundogs, 2 bitches and 3 dogs. One of my boys (who still has all ...
  A: The only thing that immediately comes to mind is to have him neutered. He may be anxious due to a ...
Timid/scared puppy11/15/2014
  Q: I recently purchased a mini aussie from a breeder. She had at least 20 other puppies. The one I ...
  A: timid puppy. From what you described to me your breeder is actually what is known as a puppy mill. ...
litter training10/16/2014
  Q: 16 days back i have got a german sheperd puppy to my house he is 61 day old now i am somehow unabe ...
  A: It seems to me that your puppy was removed from his litter and mother way too early. He's extremely ...
Breed info10/5/2014
  Q: So I'm living in China right now, within a few hours of Shanghai. I just got a puppy the other day ...
  A: As you know the fate of dogs in China is not good, so this is one puppy that has been saved from a ...
Schnauzer Shakes and Whines8/15/2014
  Q: My mini-schnauzer starts shaking, whining and wants me to pick him up. This happens periodically at ...
  A: Has your vet determined that this is emotional with no medical basis? My first thought after reading ...
Diet question8/14/2014
  Q: I have a shih tzu that has been diagnosed with lymphoma. I have have on an all natural diet and we ...
  A: ..I'm having awful time with my email and computer. First let me express how sorry I am that your ...
scary strange behavior6/23/2014
  Q: I have a question about my aunt and uncles dog, Ellie. She is a mixed breed about medium size short ...
  A: When a dog suddenly becomes aggressive there has to be either a medical reason or emotional reason. ...
dog was attacked6/19/2014
  Q: So my 7 year old Brittany spaniel was attacked on Sunday by another dog. The dog was grabbing onto ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and I hope that your dog is feeling better now. If not, I ...
My Puppy eating a thin glass christmas ball ornament5/3/2014
  Q: My five month old Border Collie/mix "almost ate a very thin Glass Christmas Ball Ornament, which was ...
  A: There was an angel watching over your puppy when that happened. The glass could have cut up her ...
Dog comunication5/2/2014
  Q: Do you think dogs can talk?
  A: Interesting question. I do think they can talk..not in human tongue but in the way that dogs ...
dog peeing4/28/2014
  Q: I have a soon to be 3 year old Morkie, not neutered ( I don't believe in it - I am a responsible dog ...
  A: First and foremost..have a vet check him out for a bladder infection, small kidneys etc. Eliminate ...
6 month old puppy mix lab/german shep.3/28/2014
  Q: My questions are when she comes inside the house she comes in running like she is outside, how do we ...
  A: A 6 month old puppy is a handful for just about anyone, let alone an 89 year old man. A senior ...
Pinching2/26/2014
  Q: Why does my dog pinch me? I am bruised all over my arms mostly, but she'll pinch anywhere. She is 11 ...
  A: Your puppy's behavior, called "mouthing" is perfectly normal but it's not something you want her to ...
poop eating2/6/2014
  Q: Does adding accent or pumpkin to kibble work for this problem?
  A: http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/8_10/features/15752-1.html Hi Carla Thank you for writing ...
cataracts1/27/2014
  Q: My 12 yr old female mini schnauzer has developed cataracts as told to me by my vet, he gave me a ...
  A: Bravo to you for looking for alternatives to surgery. Here are some links that will be helpful: ...
Desperate!Dog alergic to even hydrolyzed and all food12/23/2013
  Q: I hope you can help me, you are my last hope. Desperate I have a 12 year old Border Collie mix who ...
  A: Oh my! I can hardly believe what I a reading. I've never heard of such extreme allergies except ...
Black spots12/21/2013
  Q: Our 13 yr old mini schnauzer has started getting black round spots her belly. Do you have any idea ...
  A: There are usually one of two reasons for this to happen. The first is some sort of skin condition ...
Moving overseas12/4/2013
  Q: We are moving overseas and are having a very hard time deciding what to do with our dog. She is 8 ...
  A: I personally believe it would be extremely hard for her to adjust to a new owner. You are all that ...
jaw fracture10/16/2013
  Q: My toy poodle was attacked by a pit bull. My dog's jaw is broken in 3 places. The vet had to place ...
  A: I'm so terribly sorry about your dog's injuries after being attacked by another dog. It seems that ...
Bye to a Friend10/9/2013
  Q: We have a year and a half old lab/pit bull/shepherd mix who is a magnificent dog. He is our little ...
  A: In my research I found a clinical trial for canine lymphoma. In a clinical trial it doesn't cost ...
Dachound spitting up vile.10/8/2013
  Q: My aunt has a miniture dachound that keeps spitting up vile. He eats fine, his bowels are fine. But ...
  A: I will try to help you but there isn't much information to go by, such as type of food, when fed, ...
Puppy nightmare :(9/30/2013
  Q: Oh my goodness, it's hard to stop crying long enough to type.... I am a sleep-deprived mess. My ...
  A: Keep in mind at all times that he's a puppy and not to expect too much from him yet. Your puppy can ...
Peeing on bed8/18/2013
  Q: My daughter has a 4 month old mix puppy. She is very playful and hyper. She will potty outside but ...
  A: Your puppy is exactly that, a puppy. One would not expect a 4 month old infant to have bladder ...
caring for my older dogs teeth8/2/2013
  Q: I have always brushed my almost 11 year old dog since she was a puppy but she still developed ...
  A: You certainly seem to have taken good care of her. Sometimes no matter what we do, genetics gets ...
My dog7/26/2013
  Q: I have a half Rottwieler half lab and he tends to lick me a lot. I just want to know what that means ...
  A: What a nice dog you have!!! Licking can be a way of deferring to you as the head of the pack. It ...
dogs7/3/2013
  Q: My dog is about 9 months old and she hasnt had her shots ever since she was little.She hasnt been ...
  A: Your dog is VERY sick...when a dog stops eating it is a sign that the dog is extremely ill. The ...
my dog is scarred of fireworks6/25/2013
  Q: I have an almost 11 year old dog who gets very frightened on the 4th of July.She is 22 pounds and I ...
  A: You've come to the right place because my 10 yr old rescue has the same problem. Basically what I ...
pomeranian pinched nerve6/23/2013
  Q: I have a 2 year old pomeranian. We took her to vet today and he said pinched nerve in her back. ...
  A: So sorry about your little Pom having a pinched nerve. I would suggest taking her for acupuncture. ...
Doberman puppy brain damage6/22/2013
  Q: Because we had heard Dobermans were prone to ear infections if their ears were not cropped, I made ...
  A: I'm so sorry that this happened. Unfortunately your vet messed up big time. I don't know your ...
dog bites6/19/2013
  Q: .we have a cocker spaniel, who we found, or shall i say, he found us, about two years ago. he had ...
  A: I would suggest that a full blood work up be done on your dog to see if the thyroid is off (even a ...
destructive or anxious6/11/2013
  Q: I have two 8 month german shepherd pups. I also have the parents and have raised and bred this breed ...
  A: You will have to figure out a way to keep them inside the kennel and to give them things to occupy ...
preventing pregnancy in dog6/6/2013
  Q: Good day, My female Australian Shepherd mated yesterday with a stray dog. She is 7 years old and ...
  A: You probably will not like my response very much but breeding isn't the way to go with this dog. ...
Dog5/30/2013
  Q: How do i get my dog to quit snapping at people?
  A: Without more information, such as age, breed, circumstances, neutering, etc it is impossible to give ...
my dogs ill5/20/2013
  Q: My doi is a half breed Cairn terrier. He is 15years old of his symptoms are shortage of breath ...
  A: Somehow your email was lost and just found. My advice is to take your dog to the vet ...
Odd Behavior5/16/2013
  Q: I have a 2 year old Lhasa mix. I had him groomed last Sat, cut really short for summer. He came ...
  A: Your dog's only means of communication with you is his body language. He is telling you that he's ...
Valley Fever Holistic Treatment5/9/2013
  Q: I have a 3r old dog about 60 pounds. She was recently diagnosed with valley fever, and I would like ...
  A: I am not a vet so I cannot directly advise you on these supplements but 3000mg of Vit C seems that ...
Should i buy a puppy for my adult golden retriever?5/8/2013
  Q: Should I buy a golden retriever pup for my adult golden retriever? I have a male golden retriever ...
  A: Regarding your dog wanting to have sex with another dog, spay/neuter both and that won't ever have ...
Behavior issues5/1/2013
  Q: I have the perfect shih tzu dog that was 2 years old on valentines day. Other than a urine problem I ...
  A: Although it appears as a nasty habit when a dog laps at it's own urine it's not dangerous in any way ...
My Yorkies fur4/24/2013
  Q: My Yorkie is a beautiful silver color. His fur is silky and soft. Like human hair. I noticed today ...
  A: It seems that your dog may have vaccinosis. I would recommend avoiding all vaccinations from now on ...
malamute husky behaviour problem4/2/2013
  Q: we have two half malamute husky females, which are half sisters, they have the same mother who was ...
  A: I had two Huskies a few years ago and Samoyeds ever since. Huskies are wonderful dogs. I'm sorry ...
regarding dog symptoms3/5/2013
  Q: im unsure of what to do at this point and want to see what will work as we are feeding him allergy ...
  A: The first thing I recommend would be a trip to the vet to make sure that there is no skin condition ...
hand biting2/27/2013
  Q: we have a male 7 month old St Bernard who is very affectionate however every time I or we leave the ...
  A: To understand dog behavior you have to look at their ancestors, the wolves. Wolves have a way of ...
my 6 month old pitbox pup2/24/2013
  Q: Okay. My puppy nova has red bumps under her chin and they r bigger that the ones on her sides which ...
  A: From your description, I would like to address the possibility that your precious dog may be ...
my dogs change in behaviour2/23/2013
  Q: My 7 yr old lab has become scared to go out and walk with myself or my partner he will go if we go ...
  A: Something, possibly unknown to you has triggered this fear. The first thing I always recommend is ...
Few Questions About My Golden2/16/2013
  Q: Hey there ^^ i was wondering i have a 8 month old female golden and she started her period so i was ...
  A: Here are some reasons to have your dog spayed at this stage before she goes into heat: neuter your ...
Shih-tuz 6yr old female1/29/2013
  Q: My 6yr old female shih-tuz sheds,I have two 9yr old same breed and have no problem, she sheds really ...
  A: There are several reasons that could be causing this from alleries, to mange, to vaccinosis, to ...
Boston in heat1/24/2013
  Q: Please, please, please I am begging for help. I have a 1 1/2 year old female Boston that is in heat ...
  A: I can tell you immediately that I am not a fan of breeding so you may not like my response. For ...
Dog refusing his bed.1/13/2013
  Q: My Jack Russell Terrier hurt himself getting out of his bed, which made him yell out, after this he ...
  A: I would suggest that you give his bed a makeover...it is probably located high off the ground for ...
Stomach noises12/21/2012
  Q: My 5 year old yorkie girl stomach is making weird noises. What can I give her? Please help.
  A: You haven't said what you are feeding her...many dogs cannot tolerate grains...and many grains these ...
Feathers12/18/2012
  Q: Our dog eats feathers out of our pillows. We are now afraid one has gotten stuck somewhere... He ...
  A: First I would like to address the issue of the feathers. If your dog is eating feathers out of your ...
looking male pomerean for meating12/9/2012
  Q: my female pomerean 4 yrs old still she don't allow the male whele in heatcycle, i have tried a lot ...
  A: After 4 years your dog is very smart about these things. She apparently read the following article ...
Diabetic Dog12/7/2012
  Q: My do was drinking alot of water and throwing up small amounts of the water and she had a foul smell ...
  A: Rather than increase the amount of sugar you are giving your dog, reduce the amount of insuling that ...
rabies12/2/2012
  Q: Puppy bit me. He died after a month. Will i get rabies? I've read this- "The purpose of the 10 day ...
  A: It is unclear as to how long ago you were bitten by the puppy but I would think that you would know ...
rabies11/30/2012
  Q: Will i get rabies from a dog sneeze? My pup was sitting in front of me and he sneezed. Will i get ...
  A: Rabies is transmitted through blood and saliva. While it's technically possible that some saliva ...
pet food11/26/2012
  Q: hi i have a question is the a dog food that is low sodium and high protein that you can buy not from ...
  A: Although I know about nutrition I am not that familiar with the specific needs of your dog's medical ...
Pom11/25/2012
  Q: I rescued a retired breeder who was forced to live in a kennel for most of her life. She doesn't ...
  A: There are some great books at www.dogwise.com/ The best thing you can do is to join some Pom ...
My over-friendly Rottweiler10/21/2012
  Q: my name is Layal - I am concerned about my rottweiler Loki (male,6months) I read alot about ...
  A: This is the first time in 35 years that I've gotten a request for help with a loving, perfect puppy! ...
Shih Tzu Breeding/Mating10/8/2012
  Q: How do I know what cycle day my female is at? On Thursday, October 4th I noticed a small amount of ...
  A: I've been working with dogs for almost 40 years and that includes rescue work. I can't tell you how ...
about my akita10/6/2012
  Q: s how big do you think he will get when he reaches maturity thanks.
  A: You have a large breed dog and if the food he's eating isn't perfectly balanced, many problems can ...
My Dog wont train9/23/2012
  Q: My dog is 9 weeks old toy poodle she will go to the puppy pad to pee but will not poop on it , she ...
  A: The first thing to do is have your dog checked for a worms and parasites. Puppies are very prone to ...
why does my dog have a lump under his ear?9/17/2012
  Q: My dog has a lump under his ear, for 2 days already. When i touch it he crys. What are some of the ...
  A: Many reasons for the lump...could be a chigger is embedded in there and the vet will have to remove ...
Behaviour Issue9/10/2012
  Q: My 6 month st bernard JUST started getting hyper after he poops outside. He pounces and nips at me ...
  A: Your St Bernard's nipping is called "mouthing." It's a normal way for dogs to test and learn just ...
peeing on the sofa8/25/2012
  Q: my chow chow is 8 years old and recently when i go out she has started peeing on the sofa even ...
  A: The fist piece of advice would be to have a physical exam by your vet to determine if she has any ...
Siberian Husky Mix with blood in stool.8/23/2012
  Q: We adopted our Siberian husky mix last week. He is a year old according to the shelter & was also a ...
  A: Thank you for adopting him...they are wonderful dogs...I've had two purebred and a wolf hybrid Sibe. ...
male rottie8/9/2012
  Q: My male rottie, 20 months old and un-neutered; has some fear aggression. It does not happen often, ...
  A: I think it's crucial to have your dog neutered. Testesterone is a big factor in male aggression. ...
puppy gets stiff8/8/2012
  Q: my 2 week old pitbull gets all stiff and cant move dont have any idea what is wrong would like to ...
  A: A 2 week old dog needs to be with his mother at all times. It should be nursing when hungry. It is ...
Maltese Lump8/5/2012
  Q: There is something on my dogs back leg. I have been gone for a week and came back to the ...
  A: It is not clear how the belly band has effected your dog's leg, if at all. A sudden lump with no ...
growth on front paw7/30/2012
  Q: My dog is 16 years old and has a large soft squeshy tumor on her paw. Has grown slightly in the past ...
  A: NO you can't tie off the tumor or cut it off. It could cause a terrible infection and your dog ...
timid cocker spaniel7/22/2012
  Q: I recently adopted a rescue cocker spaniel, and she is so timid around me how do I gain her trust ...
  A: Many cocker spaniel's suffer from fear anxiety. The first thing to do is crate train her. This is ...
My neighbors dog recently died7/11/2012
  Q: My neighbors dog recently died, he took the dog to the vet and all the vet did was feel him and gave ...
  A: I am so sorry for the suffering that this poor dog went though. It is possible that he did ingest ...
scared dog7/10/2012
  Q: Ive read your bio and will read your response in three days...My dog is afraid to go outside and ...
  A: .so sorry about this. You wrote that you reward him every time he comes in. The reward has to be ...
What is better for us, male or female dog?7/5/2012
  Q: I don't know exactly where I should ask this, so I thought I would try you! We are getting a ...
  A: I don't think that the dog you decide to get should be based on your neighbor's dog, but more on ...
Dogs just started snapping6/19/2012
  Q: I have a ten month old little boy: a 4 year old girl boykin, AND 2 and half year boy boykin. At ...
  A: Something is going on and it's not clear from your description what the family (doggie) dynamics ...
My overly protective puppy6/2/2012
  Q: I adopted a four year old Corgi/German Shepherd Mix (I think that is what she is..) from the shelter ...
  A: It is potentially a problem to have your dog interacting with children who are not your own..if ...
Akita in Heat5/30/2012
  Q: this is her 2nd time. the first time was when she was about 10 months. she is now 1 year and almost ...
  A: There are many reasons to have your dog spayed and I'm going to list them below, from the ASPCA ...
Dog urine is unnatural5/24/2012
  Q: Today when I got home, my two dogs who were alone all day were begging to be let out. But one ...
  A: I have to strongly urge you to take your dog to your vet as soon as you can. The fact that you can ...
puppy afraid of men...5/9/2012
  Q: ..My family just adopted a rescue pup from out of state. she is almost 4 months old. She is ...
  A: In order for your husband to bond with her, certains things can be helpful. Firstly, he should be ...
Dog behavior after pregnancy5/8/2012
  Q: I have a Basset Hound that recently had pups about 8 weeks ago. We have given away three of the ...
  A: Your dog is being protective of her puppies but I would definitely set up a visit to the vet as soon ...
Adjusting to a move5/4/2012
  Q: We currently live in a rural setting on 5 acres and have a 4-yr. old German Shepherd who is used to ...
  A: Moving can be extremely traumatic for a dog. For some dogs, even moving a piece of furniture can ...
Jack Russell Puppy4/27/2012
  Q: My 10 week old Jack Russell puppy is biting very hard. He drew blood last night. My husband tried ...
  A: You've picked a very high energy breed. I'm not sure they ever get tired so be prepared! It's ...
playing with poo4/13/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old Shih Tzu who will not stop playing with her poo after she does her duty. She ...
  A: Is your dog playing with or is she eating her poo? If she's playing with it, it probably means ...
my twi male dogs are agressive towards eachother and have to always be separated3/22/2012
  Q: my two dogs are both male boston terriers and both under 2 years old. niether one of them are ...
  A: ..the first step is to get both these dogs neutered. They are driven by their testesterone and ...
concerning puppy behavior3/12/2012
  Q: I have a 4 month old chihuahua puppy. He is growing well, and playful constantly it seems. I have ...
  A: The reason he is behaving the way you have described is because he's teething and his gums are ...
Dog3/10/2012
  Q: My great Dane Bodie had minor surgery on Wednesday to remove a wart on his face. The vet said ...
  A: I do not know what is causing it but it's imperative that you have it checked out as soon as ...
my female dog3/7/2012
  Q: my female dog has this issue of her (i dont know how else to put it)nipples bleeding out of the no ...
  A: It is most likely that she has Mastitis which is essentially a bacterial infection of the milk ducts ...
Referral to Vet in Miami3/6/2012
  Q: After reading many of your responses, I can see your concern for the welfare of animals and your ...
  A: Here are some links and suggestions: go to www.ahvma.org and look for florida ...
puppy2/3/2012
  Q: i'm looking for some advice please. i'm looking to buy a puppy from a breeder and have found ...
  A: I'm glad that you are taking your time about getting a puppy but I want to speak quite frankly with ...
Dog is shaking uncontrollably1/30/2012
  Q: I have a dog that is 4 years old. Her name is Dixie and she is a Brittany Spaniel. Last week I ...
  A: The shaking is definitely a very worrisome condition. Did your vet do any preliminary blood work ...
weird spots1/28/2012
  Q: ok i have a dog and about a week ago she started getting a rash on her belly red spots now they have ...
  A: I'm so sorry that your dog is having this issue. Dogs do not get chicken pox. You dog will need to ...
hair lose1/24/2012
  Q: I have a 7yr old black lab her name is Dakota, this past fall her hair on her sides started coming ...
  A: I'm so sorry that your dog is having this issue and it is great that your vet checked her thyroid, ...
Pomeranian or Pomeranian mix1/14/2012
  Q: we were told that she was a Pure bred Pomeranian. But her body dosn`t match a Pom`s. I think she`s a ...
  A: .sorry for the delay...there has been a bad flu bug going around here. It's really hard to tell ...
Small bumps and slight hair loss around eye12/31/2011
  Q: Hey, I have an adopted all black what seems to be a lab/Shepard mix and I think something is wrong ...
  A: It is possible that your dog is having an allergic reaction to the worm medication. However, since ...
Aggression in St Bernards12/22/2011
  Q: I have read your excellent post at ...
  A: It's unfortunate that if something were to happen and the dog bit you, it's the dog that would ...
My German Shorthaired Pointer Odie12/12/2011
  Q: Odie whole body will shake like he is cold, when sleeping and when he is just sitting around. He ...
  A: From what you have described I would say that it's time for a visit to the vet to determine if this ...
behaviour change12/9/2011
  Q: My 11 year old "schnoodle" is suddenly terrified of our family room/kitchen! I think his new ...
  A: I have the same problem with my dog Kendra. Anything new spooks her out. There have been times I ...
shih-poo11/28/2011
  Q: Recently I took in a recuse dog whom had been neglected severely. She's appears to be very old, but ...
  A: truly golden. I too have an older rescue dog and it just warms my heart to reverse all the suffering ...
dog11/27/2011
  Q: my five month pup has yellowing in the eyes and skin wont eat and cant keep water down she also has ...
  A: Your puppy is critically ill. You absolutely must rush her to emergency. If there is no emergency ...
Pomeranian fur11/21/2011
  Q: I have a four year old black Pomeranian named Charlie. When he was a Puppy he was more of a dark ...
  A: There are many reasons for the color of a dog's fur changing. Some possibilities can be intestinal ...
Male dog urinating blood11/19/2011
  Q: I noticed today when my dog was out in the yard taking care of his buisiness he had been urinating ...
  A: You need to set up an appointment with your vet as soon as possible as this is likely very painful ...
Roscoe the Incredible Shedding Dog11/17/2011
  Q: My buddy Roscoe, mostly American bulldog,sheds like there is no tomorrow, have tried more omega oil, ...
  A: I hear the love, in your email! Start by giving Roscoe some fish oil by Nordic Naturals. (Not all ...
my dog keeps pooing in his sleeping area11/13/2011
  Q: He never soiled in the house and only in a corner of his run. We recently purchased another akita ...
  A: What magnificant dogs they are! The following is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. Please follow ...
dog fouling11/11/2011
  Q: i have a 14 month old English Sheepdog that we have had from a puppy, he was quite slow at learning ...
  A: The following is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. Please follow it as closely as you can. ...
Odd Behavior10/28/2011
  Q: I have an 11 yr. old Maltipoo, and he will randomly run over to the closest carpet in the room and ...
  A: They are such a precious breed!!! It's not clear if your dog has been staring at you recently or ...
Plums10/23/2011
  Q: I read your answer that the pit from plums are dangerous to dogs, but what about the flesh? My ...
  A: It is actually the pit that is toxic. However, the most recommended fruits and veggies for your dog ...
feeding my cairn terrier10/18/2011
  Q: I feed her a boiled chicken leg with the broth daily at times adding a table´spoon of boiled rice. ...
  A: giving boiled SKINLESS chicken to your dog, without the bone in it is fine. If you are boiling the ...
Planning to get / buy Puppy.10/4/2011
  Q: We are planning to get / buy a Puppy in our house. Would like to get inputs from your side ...
  A: In response to your question of where to get a dog: 10 Compelling Reasons to Add a Shelter Dog to ...
my pregant staffordshire bull terrier is shaking9/22/2011
  Q: panting,and seems very nervous all the time and she also is very uncomfortable now she does not lay ...
  A: You dog is in crisis. She must be seen by a vet immediately on an emergency basis. Just like ...
Homeopathic remedy9/20/2011
  Q: My dog has been diagnosed with canine papilloma. I have given him Thuja Occidentalis 30c for one ...
  A: How are you giving the Thuja? It should be given as 3 pellets, 3x a day. If you vet has given you ...
Hair loss9/19/2011
  Q: My Dog (German shepherd long hair ) Male 11 years old .. has lost hair on the tips of the ears ...
  A: It is important to have your dog checked out by your vet to see if the hair loss is being caused by ...
dogs stomach9/13/2011
  Q: my dog is about 12 years old, with in the past month her stomach has turned from the normal color ...
  A: You MUST get her to the vet. There are a number of skin conditions, not any of them good, that must ...
wasp sting on puppy9/10/2011
  Q: 4 month old english bull do stung on the eyelid..should we do anything
  A: Poor baby pup - Give him some baby benedryl to bring the swelling down. - #1: Remove the ...
Diabetic pet... diet9/3/2011
  Q: I have a miniature pinscher who has recently been diagnosed as diabetic. We're still trying to ...
  A: Sorry for the delay but we had a hurricane disaster here. Thank you for your patience. It is ...
Hearing Loss - Remicin9/1/2011
  Q: My dog was prescribed Remicin for a mild ear infection and now he is deaf. I have started using a ...
  A: I'm sorry about the delay but I've been dealing with Hurricane Irene. I spoke to my holistic vet ...
Puppy throwing up8/29/2011
  Q: I have a beagle puppy that is almost 8 months old and is going through her first heat. recently for ...
  A: I would have responded sooner but Hurricane Irene knocked out all the power and it's just back up. ...
Dogs ate goose down pillow feathers.8/24/2011
  Q: I have a male pitbull and female rottweiler that tore up a goose down pillow and they both ate a ...
  A: I think you should bother your vet before morning. If your dog had eaten one or two feathers I ...
crazy chiweenies8/9/2011
  Q: Help!!! Two years ago my wife and I were given a Chihuaha/dachsaund mix( I guess people call them ...
  A: I'm assuming that since you've had him for two years that things have gotten worse over time. Have ...
8 year old daushcund peeing in house8/8/2011
  Q: My husband is ready to put the daushcund to sleep. Here's her story. We own a rescued 15 year old ...
  A: The first thing to do is have your dog checked for a bladder infection. If she has an infection, ...
post natal aggression toward the pups8/5/2011
  Q: my 4 year old jack russell/fox terrier gave birth to 4 puppies yesterday, all are healthy and so is ...
  A: From what you describe, I would take the pups away from the mother and just put them back for ...
Spaying a senior basset hound8/4/2011
  Q: We just adopted a basset hound that will be 9 years old in Jan 2012 who has never had a litter. She ...
  A: They are not as easily adoptable as a puppy but thankfully you don't have to go through all the hard ...
pregnancy7/31/2011
  Q: My dog was neutered 2 weeks ago and i have a bitch in season, last night the dog mounted the bitch. ...
  A: After neutering, active sperm can remain in the male tract for as long as a month. This fluctuates ...
injury to my yorkie-poo7/24/2011
  Q: I accidently stepped on my 4.2 pound "Gracie" this morning. It has been 9 hours. She has walked some ...
  A: Your dog is in a lot of pain and without knowing what the nature of the injury is along her spine, ...
Uncontrollable Urination7/19/2011
  Q: I would like to answer your question. It happens only when my little poodle is sleeping. She has no ...
  A: If this was my dog, I would see a canine urologist for further exploration of the situation but only ...
Uncontrollable Urination7/18/2011
  Q: I have a 6.5 years old Toy Poodle girl. Starting from last Wed, she starts to pee during sleeping. ...
  A: There is a missing piece odf information that I would like to know...when was she spayed? Was she ...
sting7/10/2011
  Q: well, when i was walking my dog she decided to lay down in the grass but as soon as she did that she ...
  A: Immediately give her some baby benedryl!!!! You can also give her some vitamin C but the benedryl ...
barking at other dogs while walking7/9/2011
  Q: this has only started happening since i had to put my male shephard to sleep two months ago they had ...
  A: It seems to me that your dog is experiencing unresolved grief about her deceased companion. There ...
coughing only when he waking up6/26/2011
  Q: I have a pup, Maltese, 6 months and castration recently. before I got him (6 weeks ago), pre-owner ...
  A: It is not true that your dog doesn't have a problem. It's just that your vet hasn't been able to ...
Diva's Stomach issuses6/24/2011
  Q: I rescued a Shi Su she is 9mos old She had a very Bad Diet from the lady that I got her from. She is ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear that your rescue is having digestion difficulties. I would make a couple of ...
Puppy's Nose6/20/2011
  Q: We have a batch of two week out boxer pitt mix breed pups. I was holding the smallest boy and ...
  A: Puppies that young are extremely fragile and this little boy MUST be taken to the vet immediately to ...
interbred dogs6/14/2011
  Q: If my puppies were interbred what would there normal behaver b like.
  A: For every heat a female goes through the chances for cancer increase dramatically. Addidtionally, ...
Dog artheritis6/10/2011
  Q: While doing some research on use supplements of in prevention of joint disease I came across a reply ...
  A: Basically, the vaccines given to puppies tend to last the lifetime of the dog. People aren't given ...
weaning6/9/2011
  Q: my golden had 9 puppies on 4/26 and they all saw the vet yesterday..they have been eating soaked ...
  A: Weening usually takes place between four to six weeks of ag. It is crucial that the puppies are ...
my dog's behavior6/6/2011
  Q: i have a 3 month old German Shepherd, which i bought a week ago. since i got him, he has been ...
  A: You didn't mention where you bought this puppy. If it was from a breeder, then the breeder can give ...
curcumin/bromolain combination6/3/2011
  Q: What is the dosage and milligram for using this on a tiny chihuahua who is on prednisone 5mg per ...
  A: I did read a copy of an email that Ada sent to you. I don't know what information she was going to ...
Hairloss patch6/1/2011
  Q: I am an owner of a mixed bread female dog,she is 2 years old. Recently I have noticed 1 small patch ...
  A: From your description, I would like to address the possibility that your precious dog may be ...
boxer eye5/30/2011
  Q: my 26 mo old female boxer has redness and yellowish discharge from right eye- she is also ...
  A: Your girl has an eye infection and it has nothing to do with her being in heat in my opinion. The ...
my chiwinnie dog5/29/2011
  Q: I have a light haired chiwinnie dog with hair about a half inch long it looses alot of hair can i ...
  A: I don't advise that you cut all your dog's hair off. Hair is protection and helps to regulate ...
dogs health5/27/2011
  Q: My dog is three months old shes very tiny the weather now In newyork is pretty hot, she has her ...
  A: If your vet has given the ok because her basic shots have been completed then I see no reason not to ...
Little to no success urinating for our fur-baby5/26/2011
  Q: I have a 18lbs Westie. Today she began acting as if she has a bladder infections, trying to urinate ...
  A: Be sure to give some probiotic or live culture yogurt to keep the intestional flora in balance. I ...
2 over-stimulated dogs5/20/2011
  Q: I writing to ask you about my two dogs who are having a really hard time living in NY. I have two ...
  A: I understand that you want to build on what you've accomplished so far and I made quite a few ...
Skin irratation5/11/2011
  Q: I have an 8 month old great dane puppy. She has a red bumpy rash around her mouth and a red rash ...
  A: It sounds like the rash around her mouth is puppy ache. They get it alot. Danes eat and slobber and ...
Male Goldendoodle 2 yr old5/7/2011
  Q: Just got our new family member "Rusty" today. He is a 2 yr old nuetered male but still seems to like ...
  A: Rusty may be licking himself for a variety of reasons. He might have a skin condition or hot spot. ...
Dog has been nuetered5/3/2011
  Q: My niece's dog has been nuetered in Jan.2011 and today he bred a female. Can he get her pregnant? I ...
  A: A newly neutered male CAN impregnate a female in heat for about 2-3 weeks after surgery. The ...
parvo shots5/2/2011
  Q: how often should i give my 8week old shihtzu puppy her parvo shots?
  A: Following is the correct protocol for ALL vaccines for your dog. This has been put together by one ...
Mixing medicines4/28/2011
  Q: My dog is taking an anti-inflammatory medicine and also has allergies. I have given her benadryl in ...
  A: What is the anti-inflammatory medicine? I hope it's not rimadyl of one of it's derivatives? Try ...
high enzyme level4/25/2011
  Q: I have a 11 month old puppy. I took her to the vet today to have her spayed. I was told her enzyme ...
  A: Any time there are high liver enzymes, the vet will want to keep a close eye on a dog. During the 4 ...
Aggressive behavior4/22/2011
  Q: We have a 6 year old pit bull mix that has recently begun showing aggressive behavior. For example ...
  A: A dog doesn't suddenly turn aggressive for no reason. It's either medical or emotional or both. ...
strange behavior all of a sudden4/19/2011
  Q: My Niles has started to be super clingy and demanding to go with you when I could just say no and he ...
  A: Something is going on with Niles and the first line of defense is a very thorough vet exam including ...
my 2 chiuahua's are sick.4/16/2011
  Q: i have 2 chiuahua's that are 6 months old. 2 days ago i noticed they werent eating also they were ...
  A: I can't say this any other way but if you want them to live, rush them to emergency. Call your vet ...
my german shephard4/10/2011
  Q: just wondering if you could help me please. i have a german shepard about 7, we had him at about 4 ...
  A: If your dog is not neutered then he may be smelling the scent of a female in heat. The answer is to ...
alergies to foods4/9/2011
  Q: i have tried all dog good quality dog brands and treats.she can not eat any of them with out ...
  A: Below are a variety of possibilities as to what is causing your dog to scratch. Please read them ...
dog health4/8/2011
  Q: My dog has Type2 diabetic i read that Chromium Picolinate can help maintian blood sugar my dog ...
  A: I think that this article says it all and I hope that it will help with keeping your dog's blood ...
my puppy threw up4/7/2011
  Q: my puppy is 3 months old and he threw up twice i dont know what to do what can i give him? because ...
  A: Sorry that your puppy is sick...does he seem sick? Or was he just eating too fast or perhaps the ...
Dog is afraid of storms4/4/2011
  Q: Is there anything I can do for my 7 lb. Pekingese who is afraid of storms? This is a pretty recent ...
  A: Besides giving your dog calming herbs like ProQuiet and Tranqill on a daily basis, one of the very ...
aggressive behaviour3/19/2011
  Q: I have a 2year old yellow lab. He hasn't been fixed and was recently diagnosed with heartworms. He ...
  A: The first thing you MUST do is have him neutered. This will reduce the testosterone and hopefully ...
introducing a kitten to a 5 yr old staff3/15/2011
  Q: ive recently got a kitten~ ive kept them apart by having the kitten on the unit and the dog can see ...
  A: In my opinion, this is not a good situation. Staffies have a strong prey drive and this little ...
Dog Ear Infection from Water.3/14/2011
  Q: My dog seems to have had water in the ear which is now giving him grief, but I am wondering wether ...
  A: It is unlikely that your dog gave the other an ear infection. What would make more sense to me is ...
dog3/12/2011
  Q: How do I get rid of my dog/puppy fleas and tick without advantage or forntline? It cost too much.
  A: It is unclear as to whether your puppy already has fleas or you want to prevent them. If your puppy ...
My malamute don't talk anymore3/10/2011
  Q: Earlier on every day when I came home, we malamute Enya always talked to me untill she got my ...
  A: I well know the talking that Malamutes and Huskies do as I've always had northern breeds. You don't ...
Corgi3/5/2011
  Q: I have a great female Corki,who is over weight. When I first got her a few months back,she was very ...
  A: .I've been sick with the flu. Feeding twice a day is easier on the digestive system and it gives ...
chickens and dogs?2/24/2011
  Q: !! We have a farm, and 2 of our hens have recently hatched out 6 lil chicks(: now, we have 3 dogs.. ...
  A: I am a firm believer in prevention. If these were my dogs and chickens, I would build a barrier ...
Buying a 2 year old Maltese2/23/2011
  Q: I recently lost my 12 year. old Shih Tzu and am looking to buy a 2 yr. old Maltese registered female ...
  A: Why don't you consider rescuing a Maltese? There are so many put to death every day...check on ...
dog in heat2/21/2011
  Q: i have a female chihuahua and she is in heat. i don't have the money to have her fixed. i heard that ...
  A: A female in heat is going to be an on-going issue that may one day end in unwanted puppies and we ...
Pad training for an older dog2/15/2011
  Q: I have a 14 year old Sheba Inu who is now having difficulties going outside. Over the last few ...
  A: I apologize for the delay and hope that I can be of help with your 14 year old. I would first ...
Bite2/10/2011
  Q: We rescued a bichon mix (don't know the mix, maybe poodle# 4 years ago. He is so attached to me ...
  A: I am so sorry it's taken this long to get back to you. Things have been very hectic here. I want ...
bladder control after spaying2/8/2011
  Q: I saw your answer about bladder control after the spaying surgery, however, our yellow lab/golden ...
  A: I would allow a bit more time for healing to take place after the trauma of surgery. In the ...
my dog2/6/2011
  Q: and acctually my brothers dog any way all he does is pee on any thing he finds we let him out ...
  A: The first thing to do is have the dog checked for a bladder infection. If he has an infection, he ...
bumps on dogs nose2/4/2011
  Q: My dog has bumps on her nose..She hs them in the morning. I was her bedding all the time. They ...
  A: You might want to check into the area around where she sleeps. Vacuum several times a day to suck ...
do you know who to contact2/3/2011
  Q: just found out my dog has cancer---- and saw on internet that thier doing experimental testing ---- ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear this news. However, depending on the type of cancer, age and state of health ...
cockapoos1/24/2011
  Q: If I get my female cockapoo fixed or let her breed will either of these things help with her ...
  A: I strongly urge you to spay your dog. You don't mention what the problem is with her temperment so ...
paw chewing1/23/2011
  Q: Our 7 1/2 old scottie chews her paws til she limps. Vet recommended selson Blue, cortaide, change of ...
  A: .we've had many snow storms here with loss of power. I'm concerned about your dog's paw chewing ...
shih tzu bad behavior1/22/2011
  Q: I have a 10 month old female Shih Tzu called Lola. She was born in our house, and we kept her since ...
  A: Sorry about the delay but we've had one snow storm after another with loss of power. Your Shih Tzu ...
Dog is trained but has peed twice ob blankets1/13/2011
  Q: My one yr old puppy is house trained but since yesterday she has peed on blankets especially the ...
  A: The first thing to do is have your dog checked for a bladder infection. If she has an infection, ...
neutering1/11/2011
  Q: shelley...how you doing??!! i am trying to help out joan (ur mom's neighbor) in finding out the name ...
  A: I think the organization you are thinking about is Friends of Animals. Call their 800 number and ...
german shepard1/10/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old german shepard and when she goes out side and lyes down (especally if its cold ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding..we've had two blizzards here back to back and my computer ...
German Shepperd 1 year old female1/7/2011
  Q: She is great when she returns from the trainer- then 4 days later- she is back to her old tricks- ...
  A: It is not enough to send your dog to a trainer. The trainer needs to also work with you, training ...
Therapy dog potential1/2/2011
  Q: I recently put to sleep my lab/German shepard dog of 10 years. He was a great match for my family. ...
  A: I apologize for the wait in responding..we had a major snow storm here and I've been trying to dig ...
New toy12/30/2010
  Q: Shelley! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I am writing to inquire as to some disconcerting ...
  A: Without knowing at what age your puppy was removed from the litter or how she was nurtured as a ...
recovery from head trauma12/27/2010
  Q: My dog was in a car accident three days ago. She sustained a head injury following which her pupil ...
  A: It is obvious that she is in a state of shock and was seriously injured, possibly with a concussion ...
breeding12/25/2010
  Q: My female has just started her heat cycle and I was told that the best days to breed are 10,13, and ...
  A: I know nothing about breeding so I would neither breed nor advise anyone on how to do it. I do ...
Shih Tzu12/22/2010
  Q: We have a dilemma with our Shih Tzu. We've had him since he was a pup for almost 2 years now. He ...
  A: The first thing that you should do is take your dog to the vet and make sure that there is no ...
My Dog vs Rabies12/21/2010
  Q: My dog recently received her shot for rabies. She's a 10 year old toy poodle and has been getting ...
  A: You didn't say how recently she received her rabies shot was. I don't know if it was hours or days ...
dog growling when disciplined and snapping at people12/20/2010
  Q: why does my dog growl when my family discipline him? he's a Parkinson jack Russell terrier cross and ...
  A: If your dog is whining all the time then he's either unhappy, in pain, but suffering in some way ...
3 mo old aggresive shih-tzu12/19/2010
  Q: I have a 13 week old shih-tzu who generally very happy, playful and lovable...until you get near her ...
  A: Regarding your puppy's growling, are you sure that she's not just playing? Puppies at that age are ...
bereft boxer12/13/2010
  Q: I recently lost my 8yr old female boxer and my 2yr female boxer is missing her sorely. She seems ...
  A: I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my apologies for the delay in responding. Some ...
Black tarry stools and end of life - It is always bad?11/18/2010
  Q: My beloved Bichon of almost 20 years took a turn the worst. He forgot how to eat. So I gave him ...
  A: I will address the black tarry stools first. Black tarry stools indicate internal bleeding. Now ...
dog teeth11/12/2010
  Q: today I was playing with my dog, she's I guess a...teenager? (Unless there's a term for teenage ...
  A: The basic range of puppy tooth loss, depending on the dog’s size and breed, runs between 3 and 6 ...
Husky Beagle Mix11/7/2010
  Q: I have a Husky Beagle Mix just got her yesterday and I just fell in love with her and she is a year ...
  A: Congratulations on your new puppy! Your dog will be needing a basic checkup with your vet for all ...
boxer bitch and puppies11/3/2010
  Q: could you please help. my boxer bitch whelped eight healthy puppies, she is a good mum, but since ...
  A: Unfortunately I am not an expert in birthing and whelping but I can tell you for sure that this mama ...
husky lab mix10/28/2010
  Q: first off i was wondering if you could give some information on a husky lab. I have a 5 month old ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a combination of two great breeds. The first thing I would advise is to ...
sick toy poodle10/25/2010
  Q: my tou poodle is sick, he is not eating since yesterday, hes 5 months, he day diarhea last night, ...
  A: Your dog is critally ill. You MUST rush him to emergency or he can die. The last time I wrote this ...
kennel cough10/20/2010
  Q: I took my 2 month old puppy to the vet for her shots and she ended up catching kennel cough. It was ...
  A: I constantly discourage people from getting the kennel cough vaccine because it can shed onto other ...
dog and kitten10/15/2010
  Q: hi i have a Yorkshire terrier dog he is just over a year old and iv just went and got a kitten he is ...
  A: Some dogs are really great with cats, while others can be a threat. Certain dog instinctively see ...
My dog killed my cat-do I need to worry about her with my grandbabies10/6/2010
  Q: We have a German Shepherd who is 1 1/2 years old. We have had her since she was a pup, she is ...
  A: I can't imagine how traumatic it was to see that poor kitty being killed by your beloved dog. My ...
Wall Scratching10/4/2010
  Q: I really need some help - or else I might be forced to give up my 7 1/2 month old Yorkie-Poo, ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. We have had massive rains and flooding and the power was ...
Puppy refuses to walk!10/3/2010
  Q: I am 12 years old and I have a bit of a problem as I have a 16 week- old Jack Russell puppy called ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. We had massive rain and flooding and the power was out. Thank you for ...
My dog is pulling his hair out.9/26/2010
  Q: My 5 and a 1/2 month Schnauzer puppy is pulling his hair out in the mornings. As he sleeps in a room ...
  A: It sounds to me like your dog may have a food allergy or a reaction to the vaccinations he's been ...
fixing my dog9/25/2010
  Q: i have a friend who said that he fixed his male pit bull by using a rubber band, is that safe? can i ...
  A: Although this is a method that is used in rural parts of the world, in my opinion, your friend is ...
5 year old staff marking in the house?9/20/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old male staff, we recently went on holiday, around 3 weeks ago and left our staff ...
  A: I do think I know what happened while you were gone. However, the first thing to do is have your ...
Dog wont stop pooping in the house9/19/2010
  Q: ..She is beautiful and we love her very much though we have only had her for 4 days...We got her ...
  A: Although the pup may or may not have been housebroken at your friend's house, this pup is confused ...
dogs vaccination9/15/2010
  Q: I have a pet dog of about 5 months old. It is been vaccinated for rabies 17 days before. Today it ...
  A: If your dog has always been kept away from other dogs, it is extremely unlikely that he has been ...
11 yr. female German Shepperd9/14/2010
  Q: Our dog started to pace around in our house at night. She also has had two accidents in the house. ...
  A: It sounds like she could possibly have a bladder infection. You can bring her urine in to the vet ...
my pup9/5/2010
  Q: i have a new puppy that is a rotty, chow and boxer mix.. how big do u think that he might get?
  A: Sounds like a nice combination you have there. The puppy must be adorable. I hope you get it ...
My dog is breathing/barking strangely9/4/2010
  Q: My dog is a 9 year old golden retriever, he is a little bit overweight. He is having trouble barking ...
  A: He may have a punctured lung. He may have a tumor. There is definitely something seriously wrong ...
Dog coughing after drinking9/1/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old toy australian shepard. He got parvo when he was a puppy and ever since then he ...
  A: I don't think that Parvo is related to your dog's coughing and sensitive stomach issues. He may ...
My 7 year old Chow Lab Mix8/31/2010
  Q: i have a 7year old chow lab mix and she was taken to school and everything with the family she is a ...
  A: I'm going to refer you to my colleagues on allexperts that specialize in aggression. I think it is ...
Benadryl Dosage8/8/2010
  Q: I hava a weiner dog that weighs 14 lbs, i want to give him some benadryl for his itching but all i ...
  A: To address your question, milligrams are a measure of mass; milliliters are a measure of volume. An ...
Keeping dogs out of the garden8/5/2010
  Q: i was wondering how i can make or where i can buy bitter lime or apple spray? Thanks Sarah
  A: I would not suggest using bitter apple in the garden. The rain will wash it way as will the dew ...
pee pad or litter box training8/3/2010
  Q: I recently adopted a 2 year old Chihuahua from a shelter. Ginger has been previously house trained ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and ask your forgiveness for the lapse in time. Below find ...
beagle puppy8/2/2010
  Q: How can I potty train my beagle puppy
  A: I apologize for the delay and ask that you forgive the lapse in time. Below find a protocol for ...
dog getting out of yard8/1/2010
  Q: I have a 9 yr old min-pin. He can get through the fence, so we bought a stake with a long line so ...
  A: I'm not sure if this is a new dog, a new home? What happened before, during the last 9 years in ...
RASH7/29/2010
  Q: My shar pei is 15 months old. He developed a rash on his leg three days ago. The rash has red ...
  A: The first thing I would like to address is vaccinations! Many vets have been over vaccinating which ...
ear7/27/2010
  Q: I just read your answer to a question about an ear bite. My dog (a labrador)was bit on the ear by ...
  A: I am not sure how long 1cm is but if it's close to an inch, then I would say a stitch or two would ...
Erection7/25/2010
  Q: I have a yr old male Kane Korso, his stealth has been out for almost 36 hrs now. Doesnt seem to hurt ...
  A: I think you need to get a second opinion and fast! Check to see if the outer sheath had "rolled" ...
breeding7/23/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old male pug that i want to breed, i just don't know what i need to do about finding ...
  A: I'm curious as to why you would like to breed your dog. There is a difference in approach to ...
Discharge7/22/2010
  Q: My rednose pit is 53 days pregnant, and she having a mucus like discharge. What is this?
  A: The discharge you describe is of concern. Your dog may have an infection, or be losing the litter, ...
dog training7/18/2010
  Q: The trainer lifted a dog of the ground with a choke chain, would this not damage the dogs neck and ...
  A: This trainer is a menace to the welfare and safety of any dog he touches. Run, don't walk as fast ...
Wasp sting and swelling7/17/2010
  Q: Yesterday, my dog (a 75-pound mixed breed) got stung by what we think was a wasp on his face, ...
  A: They always seem to get into trouble during the weekend! :( If there is a reaction farther than 12 ...
Chihuahua Matter7/15/2010
  Q: I found a chihuahua on the street and is trying to take care of her. The problem I have with her is ...
  A: It seems that your dog should be checked out by a vet. You have no idea what her background is and ...
possible broken leg7/11/2010
  Q: I have a small dog that l have only had for a few weeks....l was giving him a bath in my laundry ...
  A: I understand that money is tight right now but you simply can't allow your dog to live in so much ...
puppy was fed to much food!7/7/2010
  Q: our puppy stayed with family and they fed him double what he was to be fed. he started to have runny ...
  A: I don't think that eating too much food would give your puppy bloody diarrhea and I don't like the ...
Whats wrong with my chihuahua7/6/2010
  Q: My toy chihuahua is 2 human years old, and he was sleeping next to me on the couch and suddenly woke ...
  A: It's very hard to tell exactly what happened but it could have very likely been a seizure. I would ...
My Dog not eating anything for the last 4 days7/1/2010
  Q: My dogs seemed to have had a stomach upset last weekend and was moaning with pain. I called my vet ...
  A: I'm sorry that your dog is so ill. I am also sorry to say that I do not trust what your vet has ...
My Dog6/30/2010
  Q: My Dog Has been acting weird lately, he wasn't like this before, he has no intention to eat at all ...
  A: The one and only thing you can do to help this precious dog is rush him to the vet before he dies on ...
Trouble peeing with diaherrea6/21/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old mixed lab that is having trouple peeing but with also bad diaherrea. He just ...
  A: I don't know that the diarrhea and the peeing are related unless he has prostate problems or a tumor ...
Boxer Breed -Vomiting and not eating food properly6/19/2010
  Q: I am from India I own a boxer breed male cannin.from last couple of weeks he is not eating properly ...
  A: I don't know how many veterinarians you have consulted with but apparently not the one yet that is ...
dog6/15/2010
  Q: have ten year old german shorthair male can he still breed or does he needs any hormons?
  A: Just as with humans, the older your dog gets the less the quality of the DNA in the sperm is, which ...
abscess, or wasp sting6/14/2010
  Q: My 5 pound chihuahua had been throwing up and acting funny all day but I didn't notice the abscess ...
  A: I'm concerned about the pus oozing from the abscess along with your dog's symptoms. I do believe ...
puppy becomes limp and restless after pooping6/7/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month old 5 pound shih tzu who has had two very worrisome episodes this week after ...
  A: If you think he's constipated, then you can give him some canned pumpkin or sweet potato (no spices) ...
staff bitch pup6/6/2010
  Q: im not quite sure what it means, i have owned a staff before but she was alot older and she had been ...
  A: I would assume that by the age of 18 months to two years that the signs of your dog coming into heat ...
severe co-dependency and destructive behaviors5/30/2010
  Q: My dog has developed some severe co-dependence issues and is becoming destructive when forced to be ...
  A: This is a complicated issue and I do believe that you need to interact with some of the behavorial ...
dogs5/28/2010
  Q: We have a 6+ month old mix breed puppy and just in the last week she has had 2 accidents in the ...
  A: The following is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. Pleaes follow it as closely as you and and you ...
Dog Walking5/27/2010
  Q: How many times should a dog be walked a week?
  A: A dog should be walked four times a day. Upon rising, around lunch time, after dinner and then just ...
dalmationa5/22/2010
  Q: .he picks up dirty things from dustbin and trough all over,attack our maid when she sweeps the floor ...
  A: You wrote that your Dalmation is 2 years old but didn't qualify if you've had him for a puppy or ...
dog5/20/2010
  Q: i have a 1 year old boston he have been licking on top of his foot when i look at it it looks like ...
  A: What your dog has is generally known as a hot spot. There are numerous causes and only your vet can ...
dog likes cat food not his own5/19/2010
  Q: I put the oil or a little canned food (sometimes a small amount of dry food in with his dog food to ...
  A: The best way to keep the dog out of the cat food is to feed the cat on an elevated surface, such as ...
Trapped intestinal gas in Golden Retriever5/16/2010
  Q: My 10 year male Golden retriever shows a significanat amount of trapped gas in his intestines but ...
  A: I am unclear about the relationship of intestional gas to limb weakness. I would definitely urge ...
please answer!!5/15/2010
  Q: My 6 month old puppy is doing diarreah with blood and i dont know what to do!! please help because ...
  A: My heart is breaking for your situation because diarrhea with blood in a puppy is a very bad sign. ...
great dane breeding5/14/2010
  Q: I MATED MY GREAT DANE BITCH 2 WEEKS AGO AND SHE NOW HAS A CREAMY DISCHARGE WHICH STARTED A FEW DAYS ...
  A: Please bring your dog to the vet immediately. This could be a sign of something quite ...
my dog5/11/2010
  Q: is there anything seriously wrong with my dog under her left eye it is swollen but it doesn't hurt ...
  A: The fact that the swelling went away and now it is back means that the issue hasn't been resolved ...
worried about my doggy!!5/10/2010
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Lhasa Apso and the past few days she has been pooping blood. Her stool is fine its ...
  A: Your sweet Lhasa Apso is very ill. She needs immediate medical attention. Pooping blood, ...
mother dog and her bathroom habits5/4/2010
  Q: i have a 1 yr old pitbull who just had her first litter. she was completely house broken before the ...
  A: It seems that she may have hormonal problems or a uterine infection. She needs to be seen by a vet. ...
Aggressive dog next door.......5/3/2010
  Q: What would you do if you saw your next door neighbor's dog get ahold of their own child and shake it ...
  A: I am going to give you some advice but keep in mind that the problem in all this is the owner and ...
I need an answer but can't wait for Dr. Sarah Gordon to get back from vaca.5/1/2010
  Q: my dog T-Bone, won't stop licking himself, eating grass, or come when i call him, and how do dogs ...
  A: He may be eating grass because his stomach is upset and he's trying to sooth it. He may also be ...
patterdale cross jack russell4/30/2010
  Q: my 9 week old patterdale cross jack russell had a little red rash at the bottom of her of belly next ...
  A: Due to allergies, hot weather or over vaccinating, your dog may have developed a hot spot which are ...
pregnant dog4/28/2010
  Q: We have yorkie Chihuahua mix thats 9mo old. We havent bread her and she stay in mostly but she ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is coming into her first heat. Take her to the vet for an examination to ...
strange behaviour4/26/2010
  Q: My border collie mix has been acting strangely for the last 3-4 weeks. He has been going into our ...
  A: Something has triggered a fear response in your dog. Think back to try to remember what it could ...
3 year old Border Collie Bitch4/24/2010
  Q: We are considering purchasing a border collie bitch who has had 2 litters. She has been living on a ...
  A: I would suggest that you have your new dog spayed. For every heat that a dog goes through the ...
eating dirt4/23/2010
  Q: My female 6yr old Jack Russell is eating dirt in our yard. She also eats grass but the past few ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your understanding. Since this is a new ...
RIP Diesel4/22/2010
  Q: Im heart broken at the recent loss of my best friend and companion Diesel (A 1yr old boxer). He was ...
  A: My heart is aching for what you have been through. I am very sorry that you were unable to contact ...
sleepy dog4/19/2010
  Q: I have a 6 year old pomeranian, whom is usually very active, but about a week ago he started acting ...
  A: Your dog suddenly started becoming lethargic. This is not healthy and it's not normal. It's a sure ...
head shaking profusely like its quivering4/18/2010
  Q: he is a german short haired pointer & he is very fit. lately though whenever he is sleeping, or ...
  A: I am so sorry that you are going through this scarey situation. Vaccinations can do terrible ...
what happened to my dog?4/17/2010
  Q: My 13 year old dog started acting lethargic today and then vomited black liquid several times, he ...
  A: My heart is breaking for your loss. I am so very sorry that this happened. Please accept my ...
Neurotic Dog4/13/2010
  Q: I do not know what to do with my Great Dane. From being a normal well adjusted dog, through one ...
  A: I want to urge you to contact one of the behavorial specialists in the dog behavior section of all ...
My dog keeps urinating in the house.4/12/2010
  Q: have a 10 month old puppy. X daschund and maltese. I have one problem, I can't get him to pee ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in replying. Please forgive the delay. The following is a protocol for ...
dog in heat4/6/2010
  Q: My shih tzu came into heat 3 months early and mated by accident. Will it be more difficult to have ...
  A: The sooner you have your dog spayed, the safer it will be for her. There is an increased risk to ...
feeding a st bernard at first heat4/5/2010
  Q: this is vijay from India. i have a saint bernard of 8.5 months. Now she is in to her first heat. ...
  A: Congratulations on your new puppy. The food that is important for your dog to eat is puppy food. ...
mood changes in female4/3/2010
  Q: My 2 1/2 year old Rat Terrier female is due to come into season within the next couple of weeks and ...
  A: !! She is absolutely precious. I think that whenever a dog displays any significant changes, ...
toilet trianing4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: There is something very wrong and she needs to be seen by the vet. She may actually be ill from too ...
Dog question4/1/2010
  Q: I have a 10 year old hound mix and last night he was fine, then he almost fell and was lifting his ...
  A: Has your vet checked him for tick born diseases such as Lyme? This can effect the joints of a dog. ...
puppy itching3/25/2010
  Q: my six month old cocker spaniel scratches a lot. I am not sure if this is something all dogs do! ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. Please forgive me. Below are a variety of possibilities ...
4 week old pup - not pooping3/24/2010
  Q: I have a four week old pup who has not(for loss of a better word) pooped in the past 48 hours or so. ...
  A: I would have suggested some olive or fish oil but mineral oil will help. But I would add some ...
Possible Parvo?3/17/2010
  Q: I really hope you can help. I am worried or possibly paranoid about my dog. We have a neighbor whose ...
  A: Parvo is a very deadly disease and it's nothing to toy with. You know for a fact that your dog was ...
Chihuahua coffing/wheezing ?3/15/2010
  Q: My Chihuahua has been like wheezing/hyperventilating and shaking.I had a coff and i thought maybe i ...
  A: PLEASE rush your dog to the vet. This is really serious. Wheezing/hyperventilating and shaking is ...
disabled dog3/14/2010
  Q: My dog was bitten by a big dog. Hindquarters paralyzed. Very active. Problem is he drags on carpet ...
  A: I might have found a solution for you. I inquired about used wheels and this is what I got back in ...
chihuahua breeding3/13/2010
  Q: I have a female chihuahua that will turn 4 this year is it too late to breed her?
  A: It's never to late to breed but should you? Please read the following information from the ASPCA: ...
boxer is dead!!!!3/10/2010
  Q: Our American Boxer suffered from something before finally passing this morning. His symptoms ...
  A: I am soooooo sorry for your loss. You must be feeling so terrible. I lost a boxer last year and it ...
nursing min pins3/7/2010
  Q: swollen and hard milk glands. have tried massage but didnt work.
  A: From what you have described, it seems that your dog likely has a serious medical condition called ...
jack russell puppy not eating3/4/2010
  Q: just recently hes started going through stages of not eating for a few days,he has been checked out ...
  A: It's possible that your dog is having trouble digesting his food and it hurts his tummy when he ...
Shih Tzu behaving weirdly2/21/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old female shih tzu, Fifi, which i got since she was 2 months old.She is potty ...
  A: It sounds to me like she has separation anxiety or some kind of emotional issues and she's relieving ...
My dog is pooping blood2/20/2010
  Q: I dont know what i can do and why is he pooping blood
  A: If your dog is pooping blood he is very ill. You absolutely must rush him to the emergency room. ...
Swelled up nipples and growling2/19/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old female mixed breed dog that just recently has her back 2 nipples swelling and ...
  A: This situation is not related to your boyfriend being out of town. This is a serious medical ...
Dogs2/16/2010
  Q: I have a female dog, she is 11 years old and has all the advanced symptoms of kidney failure. Ulcers ...
  A: From what you describe it sounds like she is in the last stages. The ultra bad breath is not a good ...
dog behavior2/15/2010
  Q: i have 5years old boxer,lately when my husband and I going out in the evening for 2-3hrs.mason pee ...
  A: It sounds to me like he has separation anxiety and he's relieving himself because of the anxiety. ...
My dog Bocephus2/13/2010
  Q: My dog just had surgery Monday to have a foreign object removed from his belly. He came home today ...
  A: This is a dire emergency. Get your dog to you vet. He is not supposed to have eaten a full meal ...
Celia2/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1year old chihuahua/terrier mix dog, and for a month or two she has been chewing on her ...
  A: She sounds adorable but probably has either a yeast infection on her paws or allergies, probably the ...
Teeth falling out2/10/2010
  Q: My Shi Tzu Dog its four months old , and her tooth is keep falling out I don't why? and I don't know ...
  A: Don't worry about your dog's teeth falling out. This is perfectly normal. A puppy sheds his ...
Gulping2/8/2010
  Q: My Italian Greyhound is very much a pig dog and loves his food. We feed him twice a day, but he ...
  A: It can be very dangerous for a barrel chested dog to gulp his food. It can trigger a condition ...
dog suckling2/7/2010
  Q: she likes to try and put my arm in her mouth and suckle she tries to suckle my neck. she never ...
  A: When puppies are separated from their mothers at too young an age they may exhibit behavior as ...
"Marking"2/5/2010
  Q: I have a Maltese Terrier, he is 6 yrs old, we have had him since he was a puppy 10 weeks old, he was ...
  A: I'm sorry you are having puppy housebreaking issues with him. Below you will find a protocol for ...
life time2/4/2010
  Q: how long dose the Great Dane live
  A: Typically a Great Dane can live from 5-8 years. I knew a beautiful Harlequin that lived to 10 years ...
chihuahua behavior issues2/3/2010
  Q: also tends not to listen to me but will listen when my brother in law talks to her also barks alot ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
stomach rumblings2/2/2010
  Q: my dog Lucy woke me up tonight barking and nudging me to wake up. Ever since she's had really loud ...
  A: If she's still showing signs of distress please RUSH HER TO EMERGENCY. She could have a life ...
Spooked dog2/1/2010
  Q: My dog has been acting very strangely for about a week. A little background about my pet - 3 year ...
  A: He is so handsome. Thank you for sending me the photo. I've always had northern breeds of my own, ...
Female Dog Eating Other Dogs Feces1/30/2010
  Q: We have a 2 yr old Female Great Dane and she has the very nasty habit of eating other dogs feces. ...
  A: I know that this must be very frustrating for you and you would certainly not want to be kissed ...
dog peeing and pooing in the house1/29/2010
  Q: I have a 6yr old staff bitch who was house trained and obedient but for a couple of months she has ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
Dog sicking up froth1/28/2010
  Q: I wonder if you can help. My dog has a very sensitive stomach. She often gets an upset tummy (when ...
  A: I am so very sorry to hear of your dog's tummy upsets. Have you had you dog tested for worms and ...
Licking1/27/2010
  Q: I have a two and a half year old chihuahua, Mimzy. Every night before bed (he sleeps with me) Mimzy ...
  A: I am in love with your dog!!!! What a sweet boy he is! It seems to me that Mimzy is licking as a ...
frequent urination1/22/2010
  Q: She pees freuqently - no change from before, but am finding it she appears to be doing it even more ...
  A: Have you had a vet check her out for a tipped or small bladder or kidney disease? She also needs to ...
Addison's Disease1/20/2010
  Q: I have a 16 month old Jug who just got diagnosed with Addison's disease. The vet said they have ...
  A: I am very sorry that this young dog has been diagnosed with this disease. I would like to recommend ...
my dog has an eye problem1/19/2010
  Q: my dog woke up yesterday and had some redness in her eye but i was not concerned, this morning she ...
  A: It sounds like the condition is worsening rather rapidly and not getting better. I therefore urge ...
dog training1/18/2010
  Q: ok, my dog is a 5 month old pom/yorkie. he is pad trained and is very good at going where he is ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
blood and swelling1/15/2010
  Q: "i have an 1yr old english bulldog he has been very healthy no problems till now i dont know if he ...
  A: Things sound really serious with the situation you are describing and I'm not sure you should be ...
are plums ok for dogs1/14/2010
  Q: my dad asked me to find out if plums are ok for dogs i have two Cavies and a tree out the back that ...
  A: Plums are dangerous for dogs. The seeds of plums, as with many other fruits, contain cyanide. This ...
dog behaviour1/13/2010
  Q: and he was in the sun. he has a slightly infected grazing on his neck and quite a hefty graze on his ...
  A: Poor baby, he must have been terrified to be trapped in the burning sun for so long. My guess is ...
Puppy bunny hops all the time1/12/2010
  Q: My girlfriends dog had puppies. The first one born is HUGE compared to the other 2. Even now is ...
  A: I don't know the name of this condition but I do know that your puppy absolutely has to be seen by a ...
my 6 yr old yorkie1/11/2010
  Q: I just received a 6 year old yorkie and she hasn't eaten the food that came w/her and she hasn't ...
  A: You haven't mentioned how long you've had her and she hasn't eaten. Make sure she is drinking and ...
question about pets1/10/2010
  Q: I have a cat and I am wondering what type of dog:breed, size, etc. would be able to live with my cat ...
  A: I don't understand why you want a dog if it's going to be living in the garage all the time and not ...
Diarrhea on time1/8/2010
  Q: Every 3-4 weeks my dog gets about a day or two of diarrhea. We have tried chicken rice, switching to ...
  A: I would suggest keeping a diary...what does your dog eat several days leading up to the diarrhea? ...
dog1/4/2010
  Q: why+is+my+3+year+old+cockapoo+peeing+blood%3F
  A: Peeing blood is a sign of irritation or infection, ususally the latter. This could mean a bladder ...
outdoor doggie waste1/2/2010
  Q: My husband and I have a nice sized bark area in our backyard for our two dogs potty use. One dog is ...
  A: There is no way that I know of to break down the waste that is lost in the bark. What I would ...
6 week old puppies with no mother12/30/2009
  Q: My uncle has several beagle hunting dogs that he keeps outside. He had 7 puppies lose there mother ...
  A: I unfortunately know nothing about caring for motherless puppies but I do think, from a common sense ...
My Basset bit my daughter 2x12/29/2009
  Q: Please Help! I have a 17 month old Basset Hound Male. He is a wonderful boy, and is playful and ...
  A: I am sorry to hear that this is happening in your family. Has your vet checked your dog out for ...
Dog used to be submissive towards new dogs, now aggressive12/28/2009
  Q: My 3 year old female Boxer/Lab mix was adopted as a very submissive dog. She was always very ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding but I've been sick with the flu. Thank you for your ...
my puppies smell real bad12/27/2009
  Q: i have two 9 month old dogs, they live in a kennel and indoors i have wormed them and showered them ...
  A: Pardon the delay but I've been ill with the flu. Thank you for your patience. When you refer to ...
malnutrition12/26/2009
  Q: My dog browny has slowly been getting skinnier and skinnier, we have plenty of food and water ...
  A: Unfortunately you are assuming that the problem with your dog not eating is the food. It's not. ...
German Shepherd and urination12/24/2009
  Q: I have a 3yr old female German Shepherd. She doesn't have accidents in the house, but, in the past, ...
  A: The reason your dog pees when your husband comes home is that after years of scolding and punishing ...
dog problems12/23/2009
  Q: Is there a law out there' that makes a neighbor pick up there dogs doodle? My neighbor lets there ...
  A: Every town has different laws regarding picking up after dogs. Most towns have laws about putting ...
Medical Help12/20/2009
  Q: I have an 8-9 week old Lab mix. The problems have been happening within less then a week. It started ...
  A: You need to get a different vet because no one in their right mind gives a heartworm pill to a dog ...
Puppy or Dog12/19/2009
  Q: 1. My puppy or dog (Miniature Pinscher) always smell bads, I think that owning a dog or puppy is bad ...
  A: There are various reasons for a dog having an unpleasant odor...a medical condition (have your dog ...
pets12/16/2009
  Q: 1. How do I completely get rid of fleas, ticks, mites, insects, etc. without all the expensive money ...
  A: The best thing to start out with is a healthy dog. You can give your dog Missing Link which ...
Male dog been driven mad12/13/2009
  Q: Our bitch is currently in her first season our male dog is been driven wild by her so much that we ...
  A: I am glad that you are having your unneutered male dog fixed because of many reasons. It is cruel ...
Tackling agression12/11/2009
  Q: Its been 2 weeks since i'be bought a 2 months female beagle. She is adorable but gets aggressive and ...
  A: It is highly unlikely that a 2 month old puppy is showing aggression. I think you are misreading ...
Pekepoo12/10/2009
  Q: Hey my dog is a Pekinese/maltese mix and hes about 1 year and 3 months old. He just recently slept ...
  A: It is recommended that your dog have a checkup by your vet to make sure there is nothing medically ...
puppy sores12/8/2009
  Q: please help what is it and what can i do to cure him thanks, help
  A: Without seeing the blisters in person it is difficult to know exactly what the condition is but my ...
sudden unexplained fear12/6/2009
  Q: My 5 yr old female mini schnauzer has been developing sudden, unwarranted fear. At first, it was to ...
  A: I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. The first approach to any sudden problem ...
my 13 year old chow please help12/4/2009
  Q: me and my mother woke up yesterday morning and my chow had a big lump under her eye and it was not ...
  A: Please please please try to find the money for the vet. This is not sounding good..it seems like an ...
sudden excessive shedding12/2/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old retriever hound mix. other than being overweight she has been a healthy dog. ...
  A: Since the problem seems to coincide with the change in diet I would recommend switching back to her ...
15 yr old shih tzu11/29/2009
  Q: My lively, happy old guy, named "puppy" has recently lost his vision %26 hearing, his kidneys are ...
  A: The best advice that I can offer for the well being of your dog would be to refer you to Dr. Kruesi ...
New Rescue not eating11/25/2009
  Q: I'm hoping maybe you can help give some info on how I can help our newly rescued Shih Tzu eat. We ...
  A: Although what you've described sounds like vaccination overload, it is essential to rule out other ...
house training a three year old dog11/24/2009
  Q: My dog lived on a farm for a year before she came to live with me. At night she sleeps in the ...
  A: The first line of defense is to have a thorough medical check up for the dog. She could be having ...
TUMOR ON PUPPY'S FACE11/22/2009
  Q: MY DOG HAD 11 PUPPIES ON HALLOWEEN DAY. ALL SEEM HEALTHY BUT WE NOTICED TODAY THAT ONE HAS DEVELOPED ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. Anything that seems ...
pepcid11/21/2009
  Q: Is calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide dangerous to dogs?
  A: Calcium carbonate is a common pet food ingredient and is completely safe. Calcium carbonate is an ...
Dog and pee11/19/2009
  Q: i have a 1 and a half yr old dog he is a sharpay golden husky mix and we got him from the pound a ...
  A: Pushing a dog's nose into the pee is not only ineffective but damaging to the psychological nature ...
My girl11/18/2009
  Q: My girl is 9 years old and recently started passing her bowels inside. She's never done this before ...
  A: I apologize for the delay but my dog has just recently passed away and I've been away from the ...
griving dog11/17/2009
  Q: i had four great danes adopted out two the puppy three yrs old is now not eating or drinking and is ...
  A: I apologize for the delay but my precious dog recently passed away. I am happy to address your ...
Peeing11/13/2009
  Q: My girlfriends male dog continues to go around the house and lift his leg to mark his territory. ...
  A: I apologize for the delay but I just lost my dog and I've not been on the computer. The first line ...
Hand shyness11/12/2009
  Q: My dog is very hand shy everyone tells me it is a sign of abuse I am not sure. I just really want ...
  A: The best way to a dog's heart is through food, so have your friends feed your dog a delicious treat ...
my chocolate labrador11/10/2009
  Q: by 2 days. but today whilst at work she has been very poorly, sickness and diarrhea. when i went to ...
  A: You are right to worry. This beautiful dog is in excruiating pain, unable to stand properly, ...
puppy Behavior11/9/2009
  Q: My puppy is Lab/Vizla and he is 8 months old. I am having him fixed. And I heard that after I get ...
  A: You are doing the right thing in having your puppy neutered. Neutering will not change a dog's ...
My Dog Hates my Puppy11/7/2009
  Q: We Have Just Brought home a 9 week old Female Lab puppy and we already have 2 older dogs, 1 - 12 ...
  A: Please do not allow your puppy to be abused by your Collie. You may end up with a host of problems, ...
Malnutritioned dog11/6/2009
  Q: hey we just found a small dog that is 10-12 years old who is very much malnutritioned. You can see ...
  A: I first want to commend and thank you for rescuing this poor munchkin who desperately needs your ...
Male puppy11/5/2009
  Q: Just wondering at what age male puppies typically begin lifting their legs, instead of squatting to ...
  A: A male dog usually starts lifting it's leg as puberty sets in around the age of 9 to 10 months. He ...
my lab dog11/1/2009
  Q: my 2 year old lab has an infected nipple and i have put antibotic ointment on it and peroxide on ...
  A: It's very important to have your vet examine your dog to determine what is causing the infection. ...
My dog is Sick.10/31/2009
  Q: My dog just gave birth to one puppy yesterday. Today at about 10:45 this morning her face started to ...
  A: It's imperative that you bring your dog to the vet as an emergency situation. The vomiting is of ...
need help with rescue dog10/26/2009
  Q: Have a 2.5 yr old male pomeranian that was a rescue and neutered a month ago. There is another ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding but my dog was in critical condition. There's no such thing ...
dog injury10/24/2009
  Q: my dog head is always up and can!t get up nor walk. he fell down on the stairs and after a few days ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is very injured. She's suffering. You absolutely must bring her to the vet ...
Dog Urinating in Hallway10/23/2009
  Q: I share a house with a couple who own a dog who is walked at least twice a day. The problem is when ...
  A: I apologize for the delay but my dog was recently in critical condition. There's no such thing as ...
my 8 week old chihuahua10/23/2009
  Q: Our dog Coco has been walking around and sometimes dragging her butt along the carpet. Does she have ...
  A: The yellowish discharge can be very serious and she needs to be seen immediately by a vet. It can ...
Lhasa Apso Limping10/21/2009
  Q: My 5 year old female lhasa apso has been limping all last night and today. Now she will not put her ...
  A: I am sorry to hear that she's in pain and limping. It may be that the injury last month weakened a ...
gurgling "air" around lung area10/20/2009
  Q: At first I thought it might just be my dog's stomach processing food, but the sounds seem more ...
  A: I am assuming that this is a situation that just started? I would be very concerned about what you ...
Potty issue10/19/2009
  Q: My Doxie is 9 years old. I take her out to relieve herself several times a day. However she ...
  A: The first thing to do is have a full checkup by your vet to see if there is a medical problem ...
Litter of german shepherd puppies showing aggression towards each other10/18/2009
  Q: Ok so my issue is that 3 of the puppies are attacking the youngest pup. They have all gotten along ...
  A: It's imperative that you keep the youngest puppy apart from the other three at ALL times. Take the ...
Old dog, new puppy10/17/2009
  Q: My two older brothers, my dad and I have had Maggie (lhapa apso) since she was 1, she is now 10. My ...
  A: It doesn't seem fair that Maggie, who is older, has to put up with an aggressive puppy. If food is ...
hurt yorkie10/12/2009
  Q: Yesterday my yorkie met a bigger dog and then they sniffed and then my dog started barking wildly ...
  A: If your Yorkie is still in pain today, it's time to have a vet examine her. There are numerous ...
urinatiing after spay10/10/2009
  Q: my female was spayed sept 29th. her start of first heat was july 2nd...she will be i year old oct ...
  A: This is not an uncommon occurrance. The first thing to do is to have your dog examined by a vet. ...
Pregnant Chihuahua10/9/2009
  Q: My pregnant chihuahua had some green discharge coming from her vagina for about 5 hours, give or ...
  A: It is crucial to have your dog checked out by a vet as soon as possible to determine the cause of ...
puppy10/6/2009
  Q: he throws up and has runny poo.now today i noticed he is skin an bones what do you think i should do ...
  A: From what you are describing, I do think that your dog is on death's door. Puppies are extremely ...
dog food10/5/2009
  Q: Is whole wheat flour as an ingredient in foods/treats good for dogs?
  A: Wheat is basically an unnatural product for a dog. It is difficult for a dog to digest and a high ...
skin rash10/2/2009
  Q: My 5 month old English Mastiff puppy has a rash on his back wherever I put the liquid flea medicine ...
  A: Please reconsider using toxic flea soaps and medications, especially if your dog doesn't have fleas. ...
hair dis-coloring issues10/1/2009
  Q: I have a year old,male cocker spaniel, he is black and white in color, just recently his hair color ...
  A: I read your note and wanted to let you know that if the reason for the reaction was his ...
abused shitzu9/30/2009
  Q: I have recently acquired a badly abused shitzu that tends to walk sideways on the rear She will not ...
  A: She is in safe hands now. However, the damage that has been done to her will take dedication, ...
poop9/29/2009
  Q: i have leather sofas .my dog is 3 month old but she jumps on the sofa.she also poops on the sofa ...
  A: Please understand that 3 months old is a very young puppy. She has no idea what you want from her. ...
Post Surgery Incontinence9/28/2009
  Q: My 10 year old female Bichon Frise had a cystotomy 3 weeks ago for calcium oxalate stones. She has ...
  A: Although a walk every 3-4 hours seems like a lot, under the circumstances, try to take her out every ...
recovery fo cystotomy in dogs9/26/2009
  Q: I just brought my dog (1/2 Maltese/1/2 yorkie) home from having this procedure done on Wednesday. ...
  A: I am so sorry that your munchkin is experiencing such a hard time. I also do not know what the ...
Dog Bite9/21/2009
  Q: Three weeks ago we adopted a 6 year old doxie, Vini. The first few days he was a little possessive ...
  A: Reading your email, my heart is pounding for fear that this little dog is being considered for ...
Blacky is not eating as he used to9/7/2009
  Q: My dog Blacky is not eating as he used to.What kind of tonic or medication do you reccommend
  A: When a dog stops eating that means there is something medically wrong. Healthy dogs eat. Unhealthy ...
english bulldog and skin bumps, itching, vomit9/6/2009
  Q: I got a two yr. old english bulldog who i love and adore.. i went to work and left him with a few ...
  A: I feel that your dog may be in serious danger. The bumps are probably an allergic reaction but so ...
my dog9/3/2009
  Q: I have a beagle and he barks all night i would like to find something to help him sleep i love ...
  A: Beagles are wonderful family dogs but their barking or howling can be extremely disruptive. The ...
too much exercise?9/2/2009
  Q: we have two dogs- one lab and one mix...presumably of pointer, pit bull, and maybe greyhound? they ...
  A: It seems that you are walking your dogs enough for them to get a good amount of exercise. That, ...
Behaviour Problems8/29/2009
  Q: I own a 11 months old chihuahua. I am originaly from Quebec, and I got him right before chrismas. In ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
potty/chewing8/28/2009
  Q: I am at my wits end. I have a jack russell/doxen pound mix puppy about 5 months old that we got from ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
Husky8/26/2009
  Q: My husband and I have a Siberian husky who will turn 1 in October, and we were talking about getting ...
  A: I love Siberian Huskies and have had two of my own. They definitely have strong prey drives so if ...
dogs8/25/2009
  Q: he was neutered when he was 7months ever since our new female went in heat last week he has barely ...
  A: Even though he's been neutered, when a female goes into heat, both males and females are effected. ...
Potty Training8/23/2009
  Q: I received my Maltipoo at 9 wks and began crate training immediately. She is now 9 mos old and "just ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
pug breeding8/21/2009
  Q: My female is definitely in heat she is bleeding. Last week the male wouldnt leave her alone now shes ...
  A: Is there some particular reason you are breeding your dogs? Most professional breeders are very ...
Sudden Paralysis of hind limbs.8/20/2009
  Q: My 7 year old Belgian Shepherd has suddenly become paralyzed. He has no control of the lower half ...
  A: I am very sorry for the suffering that your dog is going though. My immediate thought was tick born ...
Distended Belly - Weight Loss8/19/2009
  Q: I have a 9 year old Pitt Bull / Beagle mix that has lost a significant amount of weight although his ...
  A: The first thing that comes to mind is Cushings Disease. A distended belly is one of the symptoms as ...
uti infection in dog8/16/2009
  Q: I am a single mom of three that rescued a mini pom that is a part of our family that we love more ...
  A: I am worried about your little dog. Please understand taht I can give you some advice but that ...
kelly, my greyhound mix8/15/2009
  Q: how do i stop Kelly from destroying everything in the house? thankyou
  A: Below is a protocol for puppy housebreaking. The section about how to crate train is what I want ...
my dog is pooping blood just blood8/12/2009
  Q: I am losing my mind i have a beautiful blue brindle APBT 12 week old puppy that is acting strange he ...
  A: I am sorry that I didn't get this question last night. It is now morning where I live (east coast) ...
Why must I spay my dog8/11/2009
  Q: I have 2 husky bitches and they fight like crazy. The lady at the dog school said I must spay the ...
  A: The worst fights between dogs are usually between females. Bitches that aren't spayed are dealing ...
My 4 month old puppy.8/7/2009
  Q: I have a dog who is 3 years old and she had a litter of puppies 4 months ago and we kept one of her ...
  A: I am wondering why you are breeding these dogs? A professional breeder is very experienced and ...
birth8/4/2009
  Q: my dog is in labor but i was wondering of you would beable to tell me the first signs of my dog ...
  A: . I am wondering why you are breeding these dogs? A professional breeder is very experienced and ...
Dog has scabs and sores8/3/2009
  Q: My dog has had fleas this summer, and developed flaky, dark scabs and pink sores on her belly and on ...
  A: Giving your dog a flea bath on top of the topical flea treatment would be "overkill" and dangerous ...
My Dogs in heat...8/1/2009
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old schnauzer and she has been in heat for about a week and a half. when I take ...
  A: If your dog continues to throw up then she must be seen by a vet. If you suspect a urinary tract ...
cocker spaniel7/31/2009
  Q: i have a 4 month old cocker an she is GREAT but she drinks a lot of water throughout the day. i ...
  A: What you are describing doesn't sound normal unless she in a hot part of the home/yard or exercising ...
Yorkie with Dandruff7/23/2009
  Q: My family recently adopted a Yorkie, he is five years old and we started to notice that he has a ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. I had a terminal dog that I had to attend to and have euthanized and was ...
6 month old labrador7/21/2009
  Q: We have a chocolate 6 month old labrador. For a puppy he seems unusually quiet, never really bothers ...
  A: I say, count your blessings!!! As long as he is playful with other dogs, and has a healthy ...
Dog repeatedly throwing up7/20/2009
  Q: I know this isn't a site for medical help but I'm only sixteen and can't afford to bring my dog to ...
  A: I am so sorry that she's ill. There are many things that come to mind regarding the symptoms you ...
EYE SIGHT7/19/2009
  Q: MY PARSONS RUSSELL TERRIER IS 2 YEARS OLD.SHE SEEMS TO NOT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE/TOYS ECT BY ...
  A: You know your dog better than anyone else on earth and if you think that she's having vision ...
dogs7/18/2009
  Q: My cavalier king charles hair has started to get very thin.She is 8 years old .She was recently near ...
  A: It sounds like your dog may have a hormonal imbalance and needs to have some testing done, ...
Eating7/17/2009
  Q: My Jack Russell wont eat her own food, she prefers to eat the leftover food that my cat doesn't ...
  A: It seems that the food you are currently feeding to you dog, isn't appealing to her. She might be ...
Scratching and chewing out hair7/15/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old male Golden Retriever who is all the time scratching and chewing his hair from ...
  A: There are many things that can cause hot spots. Hot spots are surface skin infections caused when ...
my dog's chronic yeast infection7/14/2009
  Q: My dog is now 10 years old and has always kept a chronic yeast infection in her right ear. Her ...
  A: You can use a vinegar rinse to clean out the yeast or bacteria. Typically I would suggest diluting ...
Great Dane7/13/2009
  Q: and i am not sure if she is pregnant or not cuz i never saw my male breed her ,hes only 8months old. ...
  A: The fact is that when you allow a female dog to be unspayed, she is going to get pregnant. The ...
Nipples or Ticks7/12/2009
  Q: I would like to know how many nipples are on a male chow/Australian shepherd dog. I came across ...
  A: It is imperative that you have your vet look at the spots that you've described to determine if ...
dogs7/11/2009
  Q: i think my 13 year old lhasa apso is pregnant by my 2 year old cocapoo name dolce-dochay
  A: This is a disaster!!!! Both dogs should have been spay neutered to prevent such a situation. A 13 ...
Chocolate Lab Hair Loss7/10/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old Chocolate lab Zeus that is having hair loss issues. He has thinning hair on ...
  A: There are many things that can cause hot spots. Hot spots are surface skin infections caused when ...
6 y/o Yellow Lab Eating Wall7/8/2009
  Q: I have a Yellow Lab that will be 6 in September. He started eating my wall about 3 weeks ago, we ...
  A: I am going to first, give you the protocol for puppy house breaking. The reason being that it ...
Messing in the house7/7/2009
  Q: I am the stepmom to a 5 year old Jack Russell. She is supposedly housebroken, but she does mess in ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
dog ans cactus spine7/5/2009
  Q: my dog got a cactus spine in him and now he has a severe rash and soars. is this an allergic ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is in danger and should be seen on an emergency basis immediately. Please ...
lump on pup back7/3/2009
  Q: i was petting my 6 week old puppy back and right were his spine is there is a lump the size of a ...
  A: The lump you've described could be anything from a fatty tumor to a malignant tumor. It is crucial ...
small 6 pound puppy7/2/2009
  Q: how much excersie does my 6 pound Jack Terrier/chiwauchi need
  A: Both breeds are high energy, especially the JR Terrier. Your dog will need a lot of ...
Boxer with head shake6/27/2009
  Q: My 12month old male boxer has just recently started to shake his head. It's a very slight shake ...
  A: Although this is not a complete list, there are several things that could be going on with your dog: ...
Kongs6/26/2009
  Q: I heard that rubber toys can cause canine acne. I just bought my rottweiler a kong can this cause ...
  A: If you keep your dog's toys clean then there shouldn't be a problem. Put them into the dish washer ...
puppy6/25/2009
  Q: My three month old puppy is refusing to eat dog food out of her dish. She will eat it off the floor ...
  A: It's crossed my mind after reading your email, that perhaps there is something about this dish that ...
Please help my poor puppy6/24/2009
  Q: I just acquired a 12 week old teacup pomeranian. She weighs 1.9lbs. When I picked her up I felt so ...
  A: I am feeling so sorry for her and the condition she is struggling with at such a young age. There ...
disciplining a basset hound6/23/2009
  Q: If a three year old basset hound jumps up and takes a piece of chicken off of a kitchen counter, ...
  A: who is completely ignorant of how to deal with dog behavior. The perfect setting for creating either ...
Chi-weenie6/22/2009
  Q: Please forgive me if this appears to be a medical question, it is not meant to because I have ...
  A: I am not a Chiweenie expert but I don't think it's normal for any dog to lose it's fur. This is ...
puppy6/21/2009
  Q: my 3 month old female puppy is constantly squatting and no urine is coming out. I have also noticed ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a vet IMMEDIATELY!!!! She could possibly have a bladder infection that ...
poodle behaviour6/19/2009
  Q: I have a female toy poodle who is 8 months. Ever since I have gotten her at three months of age she ...
  A: Your puppy isn't humping because of being or going into heat. She's either expressing a dominant ...
german shepherd pup6/18/2009
  Q: We have a german shepherd female pup - she is 5 months and has begun to pee when she is crated?? and ...
  A: Five months is very young for a puppy. They are unable to hold pee/poo for very long due to the ...
Dry Patches6/16/2009
  Q: I got my dog in March, he was a rescued 4-5 month old terrior mix so we had no papers, but the vet ...
  A: I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I have been experiencing computer problems. ...
Sick puppy..Help6/14/2009
  Q: I have a pup that is constantly screaming, It is small and I have been bottle feeding it as well as ...
  A: If you had a child that was screaming in pain would you not take it to the emergency room at once? ...
roundworms6/12/2009
  Q: My husband bought a puppy off the side of the road and after it was around my children for 2 days we ...
  A: Bless you for rescuing this innocent and wonderful dog! Following is information regarding your ...
can you help me!?6/10/2009
  Q: ok so i have a 16 year old american eskimo and its only been recent that hes always hungry(he is on ...
  A: I also have an Eskie. They are wonderful dogs. The steroids may be upsetting your dogs stomach and ...
basset hounds swollen boobs6/9/2009
  Q: I have a female basset hound (and a male lab) and we live in the country so they have the run where ...
  A: The fact is that when you allow an unspayed female to run free, she is going to get pregnant. The ...
Side Effects6/7/2009
  Q: My Frenchie has some type of allergic reaction yesterday out of the blue. We gave him benadryl and ...
  A: I am sorry that your Frenchie went through a traumatic experience that still isn't rectified. It is ...
Pitbull Puppy, bleeding nipples?6/6/2009
  Q: I have a female American Pitbull Terrier, she's just shy of 3 months old and late this week we ...
  A: If you got your puppy from a breeder, you might want to contact that person to find out if other ...
Min Pin Breeding6/3/2009
  Q: I have a question I am hopeing you can help me with. My female is 3 years old and my male is 2. She ...
  A: I am wondering why you are breeding these dogs? A professional breeder is very experienced and ...
dog's behaviour6/2/2009
  Q: Why would a dog that has been house trained for five years suddenly start pooping in the house? We ...
  A: The first thing to do is to have your dog checked out by a vet for any medical problems. This would ...
Plants Harmful To Pets6/1/2009
  Q: I have searched tons of sites on this subject but cannot find an answer. We rescued a little pup 2 ...
  A: I did some research and found this article which I hope will be generally helpful: Avoid These ...
Butt Dragging5/31/2009
  Q: Why do dogs drag their butts on the carpet?? I have a 10 year ol black lab and I caught her doing ...
  A: Your dog likely has to have his anal glands expressed, has worms or there is something bothering him ...
dog half bulmastif half boxer5/29/2009
  Q: its a bitch and she leaking milk and dont think she is pregnant or at least she should not be she ...
  A: Whatever the cause of your dog's lactation, she seems to have pseudopsesis which is a false ...
King charles cross5/27/2009
  Q: I have just taken in king chares cross that I found on the street, I beleive he was on the street ...
  A: How wonderful that you have rescued this sweet, frightened dog and are giving him love and a forever ...
Please help me.5/26/2009
  Q: my name is Jasmine and I'm 18 years old. I have a German shepherd mixed with Rhodesian Ridgeback. He ...
  A: .what a gorgeous face!!!! I can see how sensitive Simba is just by looking at his eyes. Something ...
labour5/25/2009
  Q: My rhodesian ridgeback is 60 days pregnant she's panting a lot and is restless I just wanted to no ...
  A: Please phone you vet about the situation. Your dog could be in labor distress. Something could be ...
fat dog5/22/2009
  Q: I have a Chihuahua, she is a little fat. What special kind of diet food should i feed her? and how ...
  A: The first thing necessary is to have a full blood workup by your vet. Pay special attention to her ...
Lump in gum5/19/2009
  Q: My dog is going 10 yr old and he has the a lump growth in the gum area. I brought him to the vet and ...
  A: It seems that you are between a rock and a hard place. If your dog's values are poor, and you feel ...
Beagle Flea Control5/18/2009
  Q: I have a four an a half month old Beagle with a horrible flea problem. I put her on advantage we ...
  A: I have some quick tips and if you need more, let me know. First, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. This ...
my puppy died last weekend5/16/2009
  Q: I don't know why exactly she died. I think it might have been parvo. Wednesday she killed a rat ...
  A: In response to your questions about the timing, it does take a few days for the process to work with ...
Liver ALT (GPT) is 9025/12/2009
  Q: I took my 8yo mini Dachshund to the emergency dog clinic today for his back issues, however, upon ...
  A: Are you the person who recently wrote to me about your dog's back pain? My own dog has high liver ...
excessive drooling5/10/2009
  Q: I recently added a 11 week old boxer to my family. My other dog is an 11 year old dalmation in good ...
  A: Your Dalmation's drooling could be coincidental so just to be sure you might want to have her ...
spaying a dog5/6/2009
  Q: At what age is a good age to spay your dog?
  A: Most veterinary experts agree that spaying prior to the dog's first heat is the most beneficial. ...
Is diarrhea normal for puppies?5/5/2009
  Q: When I was 4, I had gotten my beagle, JoJo. He always had diarrhea and always vomited. Just a few ...
  A: This is my favorite breed and I've had Samoyeds for years. Diarrhea is a sign of the body trying to ...
i need help,urgent5/4/2009
  Q: my pug which is champion is just 3yrs old.she is very cute n cool mind dog.bt she has became very ...
  A: Here are many reasons to spay your dog: Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. ...
Boxer5/2/2009
  Q: Our boxer is 15yrs old she has been healty until a couple month ago she is now loosing weight real ...
  A: Your dog is in dire need of help by a medical professional. It is not recommended that a 15 yr old ...
Daschund Back problems4/30/2009
  Q: Help Im desperate!!! About 6 weeks ago my precious coco who is 5 years old starting having back ...
  A: My heart goes out to you and I can tell that you are in a panic. Your vet, although meaning well, ...
older dog4/29/2009
  Q: I've got a ten year old jack Russell that I've had from birth. she hasn't been around any other dogs ...
  A: Ten years old isn't very old for a Jack Russell. They have years of running around left in them. ...
finding new home for 5week old pitbull puppy4/25/2009
  Q: Good Evening ,i need to find a new home for my 5week old puppy, mom no longer around . puppy has ...
  A: This is truly a dilema and a responsibility. You really should try to find a way to take this ...
Lhasapoo4/24/2009
  Q: Why does my lhasapoo lick me so much?
  A: Your dog is showing affection and deferring to you as the alpha of the pack. You also probably ...
separation issue4/22/2009
  Q: we just got a dog from an animal rescue place & all they knew about him was he was a stray & about a ...
  A: You dog has been through a lot and it has effected his confidence in his new owners and in himself. ...
my friends rott..4/19/2009
  Q: my friends dog killed a cat,the dog is a 10 year old rotwieler.it has never bitten a person,he loves ...
  A: I have never heard of such a strange situation before. Why would animal control need one dog to ...
mating when not in heat4/17/2009
  Q: I have a pit and my neighbor always has one the dogs keep getting out and mating im sure cause there ...
  A: Here are the main reasons to spay your dog: Spaying—removing the ovaries and uterus of a female ...
foul smell from mouth4/14/2009
  Q: foul smell from mouth past 2 wks and continued illness for 3 month.not eating his food and we had to ...
  A: Your dog is very sick. He must be seen by a vet. Force feeding him is not a solution to the ...
Dog fights4/11/2009
  Q: My sister and I have 2 dogs that are getting extremely vicious and I am afraid one will kill the ...
  A: This is a very volatile sitution that needs to be seriously addressed. The verocity of the fights ...
my shy Rottweiler4/10/2009
  Q: my female rottweiler is 1 year old and she is very shy whenever i take her for walks outside of my ...
  A: Whenever I hear a description like the one you have given, I immediately fall madly in love with the ...
strange behavior4/8/2009
  Q: My 5 year old Great Dane started acting very strange yesterday. She has been pacing and whining ...
  A: Congratulations on your pregnancy! Dogs have a heightened sense of smell which allows them to ...
My dog has a hurt ear...4/7/2009
  Q: Yesterday my dog, a beautiful blue heeler, just started shaking his head almost like he had ...
  A: Is it possible that there is a tick embedded in your dog's ear? If the swelling doesn't decrease by ...
westie 1 year old4/6/2009
  Q: our pup is VERY aggressive towards his tail. He growls and bites and tries to chase it. We are ...
  A: Tail chasing is a ritualistic, repetitive, behavior that serves no obvious function. This behavior ...
Dogs4/5/2009
  Q: My dogs bottom smells even after we bathe him and he is constantly licking himself. What should I ...
  A: I would recommend that you have your dog seen by your vet as soon as possible. This odor could be ...
irregular heart rhythm and ? seizures4/1/2009
  Q: Our nearly two year-old unspayed rescue toy poodle is scheduled for spay April 13, 2009. My husband, ...
  A: It is absolutely essential that your dog be carefully examined by a heart specialist before any ...
beef bone3/31/2009
  Q: I have 1 year old beagle/bassett mix. She was given a large beef bone to eat..Can ths cause he a ...
  A: You haven't said if the bone was cooked or raw. Typically a raw marrow bone is very healthy for ...
Holistic treatments for Demodex3/30/2009
  Q: Are there any holistic treatments for Demodex in dogs that you would recommend? What do you ...
  A: I am not familiar with a particular treatment that is an alternative for Demodex in dogs, but I do ...
craping problem3/29/2009
  Q: i am a Anirudh Grover and i have rottweiler and i take him out for a walk for 1 and a half hour and ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
dog with cancer3/28/2009
  Q: my dog was just diagnosed with cancer of liver and spleen. She (cocker spaniel) is 10 years old and ...
  A: The first thing I would like to recommend is putting her on Low Dose Naltrexone. You can get this by ...
under weight boxer puppy3/25/2009
  Q: I recently started fostering a 9 mo. old, 19 lb., white, female boxer puppy that is blind and deaf. ...
  A: frightened and confused dog. We have no idea what happened before this dog was rescued. Her ...
Boxer skin issue3/22/2009
  Q: a white chest and black face. In the last couple of weeks she's developed a couple of black spots ...
  A: Follow up Hi Patty, If the problem is caused by allergies, then a human grade fish and potato is a ...
cairn terrier/yorkie3/21/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old cairn terrier/yorkie who is 4 months old and teething but he likes to bite on ...
  A: For puppies raised with their mother and littermates, bite inhibition begins around eight weeks of ...
alternative for advantix/frontline3/18/2009
  Q: Do ou know of any alternatives to flea and tick prevention?
  A: For flea prevention I have found that Missing Link works wonders. I once ran out of it during a ...
Yorkie urinating in one room only3/17/2009
  Q: About 6 months ago I brought home new Yorkie puppy (Pixie, female), I already have a 3 year old ...
  A: It seems that your dog is expressing some sort of anxiety through urination. I would suggest that ...
bladder control after spaying3/14/2009
  Q: my yorkie was spayed on thur and now on sat. she still stops to urinate every couple of seconds. she ...
  A: It is common for dogs to pee a lot after anesthesia, and especially a hysterectomy because of all ...
my Dog split her ear.......3/13/2009
  Q: My 2 dogs became jealous and got into a fight at home earlier today. My female dogs ear was ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a vet immediately. The longer the ear "dries" or heals split, the more ...
dog in season3/9/2009
  Q: I have a bitch and a dog. The bitch is in season and the dog is in the hot period. She is only 2 ...
  A: For every heat that your female goes through the chances of certain deadly cancers and infections ...
vomiting3/8/2009
  Q: We just bought a 9wk old german shepherd. He was the runt of 10.The breeder said they all had first ...
  A: You MUST RUSH this sick puppy to the vet NOW! Call the vet and tell him what's happening. I know ...
chihuahua leaking a pus-like fluid from breasts3/7/2009
  Q: My year and a half old chihuahua's two bottom breasts are swollen and when squeezed leak a bright ...
  A: Your dog may have a condition called Mastitis. This is an infection of the milk ducts which if left ...
back left leg trembling3/6/2009
  Q: just recently i have noticed my cream labrador his age 21/2 years old start to tremble he still is ...
  A: I do feel that his leg needs to be looked at by an orthopedic surgeon and to especially rule out a ...
aggression towards puppy3/5/2009
  Q: I have a male 7 month old olde english/american bulldog who is quite dominant. My neighbors ...
  A: If your dog is dominant and isn't yet neutered, I would suggest having that done. I would also find ...
bad chewing behavior in a good dog (vizsla)3/4/2009
  Q: Our recent addition of another vizsla pup, has a large chewing problem. she chews on rugs, dog ...
  A: The best thing is to practice prevention. The protocol for puppy house breaking incorporates crate ...
how to housebreak my chihuahua3/2/2009
  Q: how do i housebreak my chihuahua - sometimes he goes outside sometimes he doesnt especially when it ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
how do i potty train my dog3/1/2009
  Q: My dog, Snowball, is a 4 year old Maltese dog. He knows that it's wrong to peep or poop in the ...
  A: The first thing to do is have a medical checkup. I am assuming that this is new behavior. Below is ...
traintng2/28/2009
  Q: just got puppy.i keep taking her outside.she has yet to go outside. any tips
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
4 year old female bulldog2/27/2009
  Q: I am now taking care of my sister's bulldog and I noticed a greenish puss like discharge. Is this ...
  A: A greenish pus discharge from any part of the body is an emergency and you need to have this dog ...
Persistent Nipping2/26/2009
  Q: I have an 11 month old Golden Retriever mix who I adopted from a shelter when she was 8 weeks old. ...
  A: I can give you some pointers but when it comes to aggressive behavior, I like to refer people to ...
Po0meranian Teacup2/24/2009
  Q: I have a female pomeranian teacup and i was wondering if i can mate her with a non-teacup ...
  A: Your dog is very small and fragile. I suggest that you have her spayed and not breed her. There ...
bloat and elevated bowls?2/23/2009
  Q: our golden gulps her food. She has elevated food and water bowl...I will try big ball but should ...
  A: Elevating the food bowl is controversial. First it was yes, then no, then yes again. My personal ...
10 newborn puppies2/21/2009
  Q: 1)My dog just gave birth to 10 puppies(I hope she's finally finished, not sure). How many nipples ...
  A: I am not an expert in birthing because I feel that bringing more puppies into an already overcrowded ...
please help2/20/2009
  Q: my dog has red patches on her skin some kind of small warts that have a bad smell to them when you ...
  A: A good treatment for fleas is to wash your dog with doggie shampoo, leave the lather on for 10 ...
young girl half chihuahua2/19/2009
  Q: is it normal for a young dog not puppy to have swollen breast? i just got my first dog from a friend ...
  A: It is not normal for a dog to have swollen breasts unless she has just had a litter of puppies or if ...
my mini schnauzer is ill2/17/2009
  Q: my puppy is 3months old he has been running a fever his nose has been hot along with his tummy! he ...
  A: My advice is to rush him to emergency. The symptoms you are describing don't sound very good..I do ...
Toy Poodle peeing on things inside the house2/16/2009
  Q: I was looking for an answer to why my 8 month old toy poodle has started peeing on chairs, bags, ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
My rottweiler is doing alot of growling2/15/2009
  Q: we adopted a 11 month old rotti a little over a month ago when he came here everything was great he ...
  A: I feel strongly that you need an aggression specialist to deal with this situation. This is a ...
bump (or lump) on Jack Russell Terrier's leg2/9/2009
  Q: My one year old JRT has a red lump on his front leg. He licks it a lot, and it seems to be ...
  A: A red lump that is causing pain and continues to grow for the last week, absolutely must be seen by ...
shipoo2/8/2009
  Q: my shipoo got pregnant from another shipoo - and just found out they are siblings. what can go ...
  A: This is precisely why I encourage people to spay/neuter their dogs..just to be safe and prevent this ...
Terrified Dog2/5/2009
  Q: I put my appx. 3 yr. old neutered male dauxie mutt out to eat his supper a little after dusk last ...
  A: I live in a small hamlet about 2 minutes from the center of the village. The houses are spaced ...
Re: Dog Allergies2/4/2009
  Q: I have a 6 years old Shih Tzu dog and the past 2 years she had been suffering from outdoor grass ...
  A: I would like to address skin conditions and allergies in an effort to help shed some light on the ...
puppy that pees on everything2/3/2009
  Q: how can i stop my puppy poodle from peeing on everything he passes?
  A: I need some clarification in order to direct my answer properly. Do you mean that your puppy is ...
obsession problem2/2/2009
  Q: I have been taking my lab to the dog park every day for almost a year. We meet up with a few other ...
  A: Unfortunately there always seems to be an owner whose dog is out of control and the owner doesn't ...
Fluid in cheek1/31/2009
  Q: For the past couple months my blue herder, shepherd mix has what looks to be a small pouch of fluid ...
  A: I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience and understanding. As far as the small ...
Jack russell terrier1/30/2009
  Q: My dog is 13 yrs old and has always been healthy. I just went through a divorce aboutt a month ago. ...
  A: I want to commend you for being so tuned into your dog despite going through a stressful time in ...
3-Legged Dog In Pain1/26/2009
  Q: Greetings, Trey is just over a year old and had a hindleg amputation at about 10 weeks of age. I ...
  A: I can tell from the photo what a sweet and wonderful dog Trey is. I understand that money is tight ...
shitzu pup1/24/2009
  Q: I live out of state and came home to my parents house to visit with my newborn son. (Ive been home ...
  A: Dogs are very sensitive creatures and when their world is disrupted, they react emotionally, just as ...
eating1/23/2009
  Q: i got a dog 3 weeks ago from a shelter, he was a stray he is around 2 yrs.old. he is not eating ...
  A: This is a rather complex situation. The dog may just not like the type of food that he's being fed. ...
My dogs right rear leg stopped working1/21/2009
  Q: So here is the deal. I will make it short and brief. We have 7yr old Bernese Mountain/Terrier mix ...
  A: There are several possibilities. First, check for Lyme Disease. If you can't afford an MRI, do an ...
yorkie peeing problem1/13/2009
  Q: we have a nine year old yorkie he goes out all the time and tries to pee, but nothing or maybe a few ...
  A: This is definitely a situation where your dog needs to be examined by your vet and quickly. There ...
puppy eating cactus1/11/2009
  Q: our new puppy was curious about our cactus plant and got too close...she got some pickers in her ...
  A: The stickers have to come out because they can not only become infected but they will continue to ...
My dog died1/6/2009
  Q: My dog was seven months old....eskimo spitz. Bella...i came home christmas eve and she was ...
  A: Bella. I also have an Eskie that I got when she was 7 months old, just about the age that your dog ...
Dog pooping1/4/2009
  Q: How can i get my dogs to poop in one place i have three one female(rott) a large male(rott dobe mix) ...
  A: The best way I know of is to first pick up all the poop from the yard. Then place a few lumps in ...
bones1/3/2009
  Q: my dog (10 years, 80 pounds)got into the trash and ate 3 cooked chicken bones. How big of a problem ...
  A: There is no way to tell if this will be a problem for your dog until you see signs of distress. ...
Swelling between my dog's eyes.1/1/2009
  Q: I have an otherwise healthy chihuahua whose snout is swollen (between and a little below his eyes). ...
  A: Poor baby..This could be an allergy, something lodged in his nasal cavity, a cyst, any number of ...
12 year old Shitzu acting strange12/30/2008
  Q: I am concerned about my 12 year old's shitzu's strange behavior. He constantly follows my mom around ...
  A: This is definitely a condition that needs to be evaluated by your vet. At his age, your dog should ...
yorkie puppy12/29/2008
  Q: We picked up our 7 week old yorkie puppy on 12-28. Today was our first full day with the puppy. ...
  A: I hope that you can get in touch with your vet on an emergency basis. Your puppy is very young and ...
Itchy skin12/28/2008
  Q: I have a 10 yr old female border collie. When I was grooming her last week, I noted two large mattes ...
  A: I always start with a dog's diet to see if it is creating a skin condition. I would recommend ...
3 month old great dane female puppy has hair loss on her tail12/27/2008
  Q: My great dane puppy has a spot on her tail where she has hair loss. I have not noticed her itching ...
  A: Your dog's condition is not related to cold weather. This is likely an internal problem. I always ...
skin issues12/26/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old st bernard that started getting these hard scablike bumps on her back by her ...
  A: Thank you for writing to me about your sweet dog. I always start with a dog's diet to see if it is ...
My husky12/25/2008
  Q: My husky has been limping and he has an opened wound between his toe at the top and his foot is ...
  A: Until you can get him to the vet, soak his foot in very warm (test it on your arm so it doesn't burn ...
Hernia surgery and getting pregnant12/24/2008
  Q: My dog had a hernia surgery when she was first born. She is 20 months old and while being taken care ...
  A: It is definitely in her best interest, to have an emergency spaying done. You can have this done ...
simptoms after dog histerectomy12/23/2008
  Q: I adopted a puppy 7 months old. Its being 3 days since the adoption and surgery. I am concerned ...
  A: Bless you for adopting this sweet girl. I am concerned not about her demeanor, because after such ...
tooth absest12/21/2008
  Q: I have a 15 yrs old sheltie and it look like his tooth is absest it's almost swollen 1 eye is there ...
  A: If the infection has already reached the eye than it's critical that this dog be put on antibiotics. ...
Constipation12/14/2008
  Q: My dog ate a ham bone and ever since her bowels have not been normal. Right now she is suffering ...
  A: This only responsible thing I can recommend is a trip to the emergency room. I am assuming that ...
Rectal Bleeding12/13/2008
  Q: Yesterday morning my 8 year old had a very soft (not watery) and yellowish bowel movement. He seemed ...
  A: Blood dripping from the anus is not a good sign and your dog should be looked at immediately by your ...
Whinning Dog12/10/2008
  Q: Help! I have a rescue dog who is a staff crossed with something else. We have owned him since he ...
  A: Your pooch must be around 17 years old by now, which for a medium to large breed is quite up in ...
My Dog's sickness12/4/2008
  Q: I have an 8 year old Mini- Daschund and she is a little overweight, but that hasn't affected her ...
  A: Thankfully, your dog is drinking water but she's very sick. You MUST take her to the vet ...
Giardia12/3/2008
  Q: My puppy has been treated with four rounds of the Giardia medicine and its still coming up positive. ...
  A: Giardia is very tricky and very hard to get rid of. You can sometimes get a positive test result ...
My Dog Is Throwing up Yellow12/2/2008
  Q: My dog has been throwing up yellow all day, what could be wrong and what should I do?
  A: Usually yellow is bile from an upset stomach. However, bile is usually a one or two time event from ...
when female stops nursing12/1/2008
  Q: Our 4 year old Beagle has had her first litter they are now 8 weeks old and still nursing. We have ...
  A: I am not sure why you have decided to separate the pups from their mother. There is a strong bond ...
Akita Female in heat11/28/2008
  Q: just wanted to ask you, how long it takes for a female Akita to let a stud mount her, we believed ...
  A: For every heat cycle that a female dog experiences, her chances for breast cancer grow ...
mating11/27/2008
  Q: My female dog started to show signs of going into heat , by bloody discharge on Sept the the I took ...
  A: The important thoughts are as follows: For each heat a female dog goes into, her chances for breast ...
dogs11/26/2008
  Q: my dog has recently just had puppies and she won't let the father of them near her or them she just ...
  A: Please keep the father away from the mother and puppies. It is absolutely natural for the mother to ...
My dog is pooping blood11/25/2008
  Q: they arent acting weird and there eating fine, i know they have tapeworms, but ive looked up alot of ...
  A: Please take your dogs to the vet as soon as possible. A lot of blood in the stools is not normal ...
dog breeding11/24/2008
  Q: my female has stopped bleeding. I allowed a week to pass and now i have her with the stud. Why does ...
  A: For every heat that a female dog goes through the chances for breast cancer increase 10 fold. ...
Lost dog in the cold11/23/2008
  Q: Our 9 month old sheltie bolted while walking in the woods when a jogger scared her. She is very very ...
  A: If your dog can find shelter, she can survive the cold in my opinion. Coyotes are her predators and ...
drooling question11/21/2008
  Q: I just noticed that my dog has been uncontrollably dripping from one side of his mouth - he has ...
  A: I would definitely recommend to get your dog to a vet as soon as possible. There are so many things ...
Stressed Chihuahua11/19/2008
  Q: M dog Zoe is constantly under stress. She almost always shakes when anyone comes near her and ...
  A: your precious Chihuahua. It is typical for Chihuahuas to shake. I know many that do. However, if ...
Yellow Sacks Dog Poop11/17/2008
  Q: Over the weekend I noticed my dog was pooping an awful lot. Yesterday he had yellow diarrhea. ...
  A: It sounds from your description that your dog ate something he shouldn't have, something that cannot ...
Peeing in crate11/15/2008
  Q: I have a nine months old toy poodle. She is house trained. My husband leave her in her crate that ...
  A: If your dog was 100% reliable in the house and in the crate than one of two things may have ...
Dogs11/11/2008
  Q: My 2 dogs, both black labs, are getting wierd bumps on their skin. So far, I've only noticed it ...
  A: Normally, I would approach this as an allergy. However, the fact that this is happening to both ...
green puss from wound11/10/2008
  Q: i have a rot mixed with chow dog. he recently cut his paw. i took him to the vet and they put three ...
  A: I would suggest that you take your dog to the emergency room immediately!!!!! Green/yellow pus is ...
bathing my shit zu puppie11/9/2008
  Q: when will i be able to bath my baby shitzu she is nearly 7 weeks old?
  A: You can gently bathe your dog in warm (not hot) water now if you feel it is necessary but people ...
innoculations11/7/2008
  Q: age to give puppy first shots?
  A: You will have to contact your vet and make arrangements for a schedule of inncoulations. Be sure to ...
pugs11/5/2008
  Q: I was told that pugs have trouble removing the afterbirth because of thier short faces is this true?
  A: There should be no problem with the birthing process, including removing the afterbirth. However ...
dog pregnancy10/30/2008
  Q: i just have a quick question. i have a 2 yr old pitbull and recently he has had sex with a toy ...
  A: You need to check with your vet as to the possibility of this pregnancy and what is safe for this ...
my puppy is coughing10/29/2008
  Q: I got a Puppy from my friend. hes 3 weeks old and every time he eats he gets a hacking cough like he ...
  A: It isn't normal for a puppy to cough when he eats. Additionally, giving milk is not a balanced diet ...
sasha10/28/2008
  Q: what can i do?
  A: I am not going to beat around the bush with this situation. You have a very powerful dog and small ...
My Yorkie10/25/2008
  Q: How do I get my Yorkie to drink more water? I've been to the vet and they suggested flavoring his ...
  A: Why do you think that your dog has to drink more water? Did your vet say that he was dehydrated? ...
7 week old german shepherd male10/22/2008
  Q: I have a 7 week old german shepherd puppy (male). When I take him outdoors to do his business I ...
  A: You are the first person that has ever sent a photo of their dog and I've been helping people on ...
Cocker Spaniel Agression10/21/2008
  Q: I had a golden cocker I had when he was 5 months and he's now 5 years old. Ever since I got him he ...
  A: This must be very upsetting for you and your husband..to have a dog you both love suddenly begin ...
heat/urination10/20/2008
  Q: Shelly - My dog Sprout is having her first period. She has been spotting for about a week, during ...
  A: From your description it sounds as if Sprout may have a bladder infection. Please bring her to the ...
sore on our dog10/19/2008
  Q: We have a Maltese/poodle 8 pounds that has been lethargic all day and we discovered a red spot on ...
  A: Lethargy is a sign that something is very wrong. You have a tiny dog that would be more effected by ...
dog marking territory in house10/18/2008
  Q: I have had my king cav.spaniel since 9 wks old. Bruno is now 1-1/2 and is neutered. He is driving ...
  A: Sorry for the delay...we are having computer problems. There's no such thing as an almost ...
Warts - Paw & Elbow10/17/2008
  Q: There is a patch on both back legs near the paw pads and also a skin tag between her toes. Any ...
  A: Usually puppy warts are seen around the oral area so check that out. It may be that she has them in ...
itching10/14/2008
  Q: my 8 month old boxer boy has started to bite his testicles and has made them sore. I cannot find ...
  A: If your boy is already on flea control then this is not due to a flea problem. It is important that ...
Health Concern10/12/2008
  Q: My dog has been having on and off diarrhea, and having trouble pooping. She is a mix of German ...
  A: which is unusual for a dog of such large breed mixture. My advice is to fast her for 24 hrs, then ...
leaving dogs home alone all day10/10/2008
  Q: I just adopted 2 4 month old border collie/lab mix puppies.Is it ok to leave them home alone while ...
  A: There is a perfectly wonderful solution to your puppy concerns and therefore no reason to give them ...
Urinary Swollen10/9/2008
  Q: I have a 10 mth old chinese shar-pei,her urinary area is swollen.Is this a sign of an infection or ...
  A: I encourage you to have your dog checked out by a vet to determine what is going on. Here is some ...
strange behavior10/7/2008
  Q: I have a 6 year old female dashund who is the only dog in the house along with myself and my husband ...
  A: I am concerned that something happened on a walk with Ryan that has frightened Milli. Milli is ...
motion and or car sickness10/5/2008
  Q: do you know what to give a poodle or dog to keep them from being sick when they ride in a car
  A: This is more common than you can imagine. Sometimes the cause is an early experience in the car ...
Dog makes a lot of noise10/3/2008
  Q: My Bolognese is eight and a half years-old. He is extremely attached to me, he's been with me since ...
  A: Bolognese and his separation anxiety. I have many suggestions for you but first I want to ask if ...
dog spraying10/2/2008
  Q: we have just moved and my dog wants to spray everything I don't know what to do to make him stop. ...
  A: Very often when there are changes in a dog's life it creates anxiety for the dog and the anxiety ...
German Shepherd male mate10/1/2008
  Q: What is the best age for a male german shepherd to mate
  A: There is no best age for a male German Shepherd to mate...they are always ready if they are not ...
First Heat9/30/2008
  Q: My little chihuahua is four and a half months old. She is normally very sweet. Over the last two ...
  A: What's happening between your dogs has nothing to do with being in heat. Your girl is too young to ...
Maltese tail is turning black9/26/2008
  Q: Periodically my Maltese would get a black spot at the base of her tail and then it goes away after ...
  A: The condition your dog has is loosely referred to as Black Skin Disease. The causes are varied. It ...
Lhasa apso9/25/2008
  Q: I am totally at a loss with my dog. I got my dog when he was 5 months. Although he came with ...
  A: It is quite possible that your dog was allergic to the original foods and when she ate them, got a ...
missing fur around the eyes9/23/2008
  Q: my dog is 12-13 month old American pit terrier mix and she has lost fur directly around her eyes ...
  A: It is essential that you have this looked at by a vet to determine the cause. It could be anything ...
my labs leg9/22/2008
  Q: I have an 8 month old lab that has torn all the cartilage in his left front shoulder. The vet does ...
  A: I am feeling so terribly sorry for him because puppies have so much energy and joy and this must be ...
DASHHOUND PREGNANCY9/20/2008
  Q: Can you please tell me how to take care of her how long is the period of pregnancy. She looks very ...
  A: I am of the personal opinion that unless someone is a professional, responsible breeder that all ...
vomiting dogs9/18/2008
  Q: I have two dogs, one black lab and one collie/sharpie mix. They have been vomiting alot lately and I ...
  A: You must first look to their food source as the cause of this health situation. If you haven't been ...
dog sudden death9/16/2008
  Q: my brother had a 7yr old wiler mixed w pitbull and chow chow who passes away on sunday 9/14. she was ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected ...
mini yorkie9/13/2008
  Q: my dog has extra hind toes, and big ears .... hes a (pure breed w/ papers should i be concerned that ...
  A: If you got your dog from a professional, reliable breeder, your dog would not be mixed with any ...
Eating cat poop9/12/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old Papillon she has a bad habit of eating cat poo. She finds it in the back yard ...
  A: Although there are some medical disorders that can lead to this, including starvation, disorders of ...
Minature Schnauzers9/11/2008
  Q: 2 questions: my Schnauzer is 3 years old. He is in good health, but I've noticed at night in my lap ...
  A: It is imperative that you have a complete medical checkup for him including blood work. This could ...
aggressive chewing9/7/2008
  Q: .we have two new dogs. one is 6 months and the other about 9. when we are home they chew up things ...
  A: Below is a protocol for puppy housebreaking which can be applied to destructive behavior because the ...
puppy poo/wee everywhere9/6/2008
  Q: My new lab 10 wks old is messing everywhere. I feed him first thing in the morning then put him out. ...
  A: Ten weeks is still very young and dogs become housebroken at different ages. When a dog is ...
concerned9/2/2008
  Q: I have a mini dachshund that seems to be infatuated by his backside.Whenever I look he is turned ...
  A: Usually when a dog is licking his rear end it is worms/parasites, or needing the anal glands ...
help my dog is having puppies8/29/2008
  Q: I saw the clear sack about two hours ago and nothing else has happen is my baby going to die how ...
  A: I don't understand why a 10 year old is breeding? This should only be done by a responsible ...
dog vomiting8/26/2008
  Q: Is it normal for small dogs to vomit every so often like once a week?
  A: You haven't described the kind of vomit your dog is having..it could be his entire meal or some ...
dog poop7/18/2008
  Q: My dog is four years of age, she has been pooping this very light pale, yale poop lately, and it is ...
  A: What you are describing sounds like the type of poop that comes out of dogs that eat raw meat and ...
Nutritional Requirements for B&T Coonhound7/17/2008
  Q: I'm not sure if you are the right person I should speak with but I was attracted to your holistic ...
  A: Sorry about the delay..computer was on the fritz. All the brands of food that you mentioned would ...
My dog7/15/2008
  Q: My Dog is an Akita he is 13 years old, he now pees and poops everywhere and has no control, he does ...
  A: From what you've described, your aging dog needs to be seen as soon as possible by a veterinarian. ...
Washing The Dog7/10/2008
  Q: If I have an Organic Body Wash, is it safe to say it is probably ok to wash my dog with it too?
  A: The answer to your question regarding Organic Body Wash is, no! Organic doesn't necessarily mean ...
bald spots in coat7/7/2008
  Q: hey, i have a 10 week old black great dane puppy. she has been dewormed twice and is UTD. she had ...
  A: I had answered this question but for some reason it came back to me. The bald spots could be from a ...
yellow lab 9 months7/6/2008
  Q: Wha does swimming in a pool do to a dog with cholrine and all?
  A: Chlorine is toxic to both humans and animals. Dogs are very sensitive and might become ill from the ...
excessive eating and drinking7/3/2008
  Q: My 2 year old German Shep/lad mix has been excessively eating and drinking water. He also has ...
  A: It is imperative that your dog be examined by a vet. It sounds like a worms situation to me and he ...
will running trigger hip problem7/2/2008
  Q: we have a 1 yr old golden retriever which looks and acts normal, but my daughter worries her dog has ...
  A: Running and playing will not cause a hip problem. A hip problem is usually genetic or stems from ...
unusal behavior during heat7/1/2008
  Q: My peek a poo has come into heat three times and toward the end of her cycle she whines and wants to ...
  A: Constant licking is often a sign of stress. The licking is a means of self calming. Apparently ...
dog6/30/2008
  Q: i know a lot of dogs r scared of fire works an loud bangs but this one in a half year beagle goes in ...
  A: The first thing you can do is to give your dog a spot where she feels the more comforted. For many ...
Dog urination problems6/29/2008
  Q: My dog urinates at least 12 times a day, is that normal? She is 3 years old and just had puppies. ...
  A: I would suggest that you allow your dog access to water and feed her twice a day, in the morning and ...
is this dog good for kids?6/28/2008
  Q: my husband came home with an 11 week old American staffordshire terrior. i had never heard of it ...
  A: A dog is as good as it is raised to be. My suggestion is to read up on puppy training and work with ...
daschund has big bumps on his belly and nose looks a little swollen in spots6/26/2008
  Q: My dashchund is almost 3 years old and he has had fleas and we are consistently working on getting ...
  A: It sounds like your dashchund has a flea allergy or allergy to what you've been using to treat the ...
what should i do6/24/2008
  Q: Hey I have a baby begal that is 7 weeks old can you guys tell me how much should I feed him and what ...
  A: It's imperative that your dog be seen by your vet to make sure all is well, for puppy vaccinations, ...
dog6/23/2008
  Q: I have a 6 yr old Jack Russell who woke up this morning and cannot walk well. He takes on step and ...
  A: There are no options...your dog must be seen by a vet on an emergency basis, TODAY. He is in ...
doggie cold?6/22/2008
  Q: my one year old lab has unusual amounts of eye discharge. Could it be a cold?
  A: It sounds like your dog has an eye infection. Go to a website called Dr. Goodpet and order their ...
Bitch won't leave pups, eat or drink day after whelping6/21/2008
  Q: just wondered if you can give any advice about what is normal. Our Coton de Tulear bitch gave birth ...
  A: The whelping box should have been placed in a situation where the mom feels completely safe and ...
my dog have moles please suggest somethimg6/19/2008
  Q: i hav a 7 months old dog bull terrier . he have moles in his mouth , i m giving him medicines but ...
  A: What your dog has isn't moles but puppy warts. These are very common. There is a homeopathic remedy ...
springed arm6/18/2008
  Q: what do u give for pain and how many days to stay off of it
  A: Your dog may have injured himself more than is apparent to you. Dogs do not show pain unless it is ...
Shaking Dog6/16/2008
  Q: I have had my dog for about 7 years, but she just started to shake in a extreme matter. To ...
  A: You apparently suspect that your vet's answer isn't getting to the root cause of your dog's shaking ...
*URGENT*s not eating is is getting very weak.6/13/2008
  Q: I have a 16 yr old chihuahua and about two weeks ago she stopped eating and became very weak. a ...
  A: My heart is breaking after reading your email because I know what it is like to have an elderly dog ...
peeing outside the crate6/12/2008
  Q: My Brittany Spaniel is 7 mos. old, and we've had him 2 mos. He always does #2 outside, but is still ...
  A: When a dog is housebroken he never uses the house for his toilet. Many people do not understand ...
PAW TEAR6/7/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 5 YR OLD BOXER SHE HAS A PAW TEAR AND IT IS VERY PAINFUL FOR HER, ANY SUGGESTIONS WHAT TO ...
  A: I am so sorry that she hurt her paw. Even if your vet is closed for the weekend, they are always ...
my new dog growling6/5/2008
  Q: i just got a lab and golden retriever mixed from the pound and she is growling and showing her teeth ...
  A: This is a very volatile situation that needs to be addressed immediately. First and foremost..get ...
My Mastiff has pyoderma6/4/2008
  Q: I have a English Mastiff that I rescued from a puppy mill down in missouri, he was 3 1/2 years at ...
  A: This is a complex problem and should be dealt with by a holistic vet. I am going to give you some ...
My dogs mouth6/2/2008
  Q: My dog's mouth started swelling and now it's getting worste. The hair around that area is leaveing ...
  A: I would consider this to be an emergency because if your dog's mouth is swelling, his throat could ...
Female lab/golden retriever cross menstrual cycle??5/31/2008
  Q: Is this normal for such a young dog? We have a two year old male Chocolate lab that is constantly ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average female dog has her first cycle about ...
Over salivating5/28/2008
  Q: We brought home a puppy (part shitzu/maltese) already owning a pure shitzu. Sophie is salivating ...
  A: I am so sorry to have just gotten back to you. This is due to computer problems and I apologize. I ...
compatability5/27/2008
  Q: We have a 6 yr old boarder collie mix & she is a great dog. We want to get her a companion - what ...
  A: I would suggest a male dog about the same age that you get from either border collie resue or the ...
maltipoo5/25/2008
  Q: ..please help my maltipoo, Nina, does a great job of peeing outside, but as far as poo, she always ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
dogs and poison ivy5/24/2008
  Q: my neighbor had a big pile of poison ivy that he was getting ready to bag and my dog ran over and ...
  A: This is from a website that I urge you to go to and order from for your dog: POISON IVY PREVENTION ...
Shihtzu Constipation5/23/2008
  Q: My female spayed 12 year old Shitzu is very constipated.We could smell something in the house that ...
  A: The best food to give any dog is home cooked food or a human grade dog food like Nature's Logic, ...
my yorkie/poo 7months old5/22/2008
  Q: Yesterday my Jasper went in to get neutred. Today he is shaking and running all over the carpet ...
  A: The description of Jasper after surgery doesn't sound right..please contact your vet and give him ...
Eating problems with young Shitzu5/21/2008
  Q: Charlie is 7 months old and has never been interested in food. He much prefers veggies and fruit to ...
  A: Charlie is a really wise old soul..yes indeed..he know that veggies and fruit are good for him! His ...
my dog's constant whimpering.5/19/2008
  Q: i have a pomeranian whose been fine until 2 days ago. when i got home, i found that something was ...
  A: The first thing that has to happen is for your vet to give him a very thorough examination to see if ...
Sudden Aggression5/18/2008
  Q: My Papillon is a beautiful 4 year old. He has become very aggressive with me and none of us can ...
  A: I am sorry that you are having this experience with him. It may be possible that signs of ...
Neona's growth5/15/2008
  Q: I have a rotwieler ,she is about 8 yrs old.She had a lump located at the bottom of her left rib ...
  A: Any growth should be looked at by a vet and anaylzed for potential malignancy. If your dog is ...
Scabby skin5/14/2008
  Q: i have a border collie cross springer spaniel and i was stroking him the other day and i found that ...
  A: It is very important that your dog be seen by your vet. The skin problems could be anything from ...
stunted growth???5/10/2008
  Q: i heard that breeding a stud to young can stunt his growth... is this true or is it a myth.. i plan ...
  A: Breeding a dog too young cannot stunt it's growth but it can hurt a too young female who isn't ...
older dog peeing and pooping in the house5/9/2008
  Q: How do we stop our dog Pete from peeing in the house? He is one of three dogs, another male and a ...
  A: You didn't mention exactly how old he is but if he is very old, he may be suffering from doggie ...
Rash5/8/2008
  Q: I took my 11 month old dog to the lake last weekend and she rolled in the mud and did everything ...
  A: A warm oatmeal bath would be very soothing. You can also use some aloe on the rash. Keep an eye on ...
Labs behavior5/7/2008
  Q: Our Lab Roxy hates other dogs and shows aggression when out walking,she also is mad on the lead ...
  A: The first thing to do is to have Roxy checked out medically...concentrate on two issues...thyroid ...
breath5/6/2008
  Q: I gave my dog advantage flea medicine drops and now her breath smells like burnt skin...Why!!!??????
  A: I am concerned about your dog's reaction to advantage flea medication, which is toxic to begin with ...
Puppy travelling internationally by plane5/4/2008
  Q: I live in Brazil and I am considering buying a labrador but I like the whit (light cream) kind ...
  A: I know that you have your heart set on a light yellow Lab but at a tender age, taking a flight as ...
Jack Russell5/3/2008
  Q: My dog is 13 years old and is drinking all the time and she wets her bed some nights when she is ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding..my computer crashed for a few days. Thank you for your ...
My brother shaved my saint bernard5/2/2008
  Q: I was just wondering, my brother shaved my long haired saint Bernard, and i wanted to know how long ...
  A: Dogs need their fur for protection from heat and cold. Shaving is not a good idea. Please do not ...
About three month old pup5/1/2008
  Q: I have a there month old Germen Shepard. She was fine and healtly, but suddenly from past two days ...
  A: She's very young and very delicate and although you didn't say where she is bleeding from, not ...
excessive urination4/30/2008
  Q: Our 1 1/2 year old springer spaniel has had incontinence issues for almost nine months. While she ...
  A: My guess is that when she was spayed, something went wrong with the operation and this is the ...
UTIs in English Mastiff puppy4/29/2008
  Q: Our 6 month old has been on amoxicillin since she was 3 months old due to UTIs. As soon as she goes ...
  A: My suggestions: Give your dog cranberry from the health food store, once a day. Eliminate all ...
Grub infestation4/28/2008
  Q: How can I prevent my dog from getting grubs under her skin. She is a six-month Beagle. I recently ...
  A: The first thing to address is the cause of the problem, which would be Moles in your lawn. There ...
dogs eating loquats4/27/2008
  Q: My Neighbor has a loquat tree and she does not like my lab. We have found some chewed loquats around ...
  A: From what you are telling me, either your dog is going onto your neighbor's property, which is not a ...
heat4/25/2008
  Q: My maltese shitzu is almost 7 months old and is on heat for the first time at the moment. She has ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
dog treats4/24/2008
  Q: can dog digest rawhide treats. It seems my dog has been vomiting and loose the other end.I know I ...
  A: I am not a big fan of rawhide treats. Many dogs cannot digest them. Many of the treats come from ...
Shilo the pit bull4/21/2008
  Q: Lately my 9 year female old pit bull has had inflammed teats that I can expel milky, pussy looking ...
  A: I think that this is a condition that must be determined by a vet. It's possible that she has had a ...
health problem4/20/2008
  Q: i have a six month old silky who spots bright red blood after she defecates. her feces smells foul ...
  A: It sounds from your description like your puppy may have Parvo. This is a fatal condition so she ...
Breathing Problems4/18/2008
  Q: I have a 10 yr old Pekignese/Jack Russell Mix, she has developed a brething problem where it is not ...
  A: A dog that is in the condition you describe should be put into the hospital with intravenous ...
elderly dog not eating4/14/2008
  Q: my dog is twelve years old and recently diagnosed with chf. she has had no problems eating until she ...
  A: Your dog must not be feeling very well after her ordeal at the vet's while having fluid removed from ...
jack russell4/12/2008
  Q: i have a 12 month old white short legged jack Russell who seems to be itching herself bald theres no ...
  A: Please, please, please bring that coal tar shampoo back to the store. It is highly toxic for your ...
hair loss on my puppy4/10/2008
  Q: i really havent took her to the vet yet because of my finances but she is loosing her hair it just ...
  A: Consider that food may be the cause of our dog's skin problem. Food allergies or sensitivities are ...
pittbull puppies4/9/2008
  Q: we have a litter of puppies that are 5 weeks old and getting teeth, we want to start weaning them, ...
  A: This is a question that should be addressed to your vet who should have examined the puppies and ...
Behavior4/8/2008
  Q: i have two male boxer/beagles from the same litter. They are 18 mos old. When we walk then and ...
  A: An important piece of information is needed...are your dogs neutered? If not, neutering them could ...
defication on roommates bed4/4/2008
  Q: this question may seem silly, but the fact is this is the first dog i have ever owned. i have a chi ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either she is or she isn't. Saying a dog is ...
3 yrs old lhasaopsa4/2/2008
  Q: After getting my dog groomed last month she makes these weird Turkey noises every couple of days. ...
  A: I am very concerned about your dog. Not having heard what you describe as a "turkey noise" I am ...
13 yr. old standard poodle with face infections4/1/2008
  Q: My poodle of 13 yrs. who has had all her check-up and shots, teeth cleaned etc: seems to be getting ...
  A: This is rather baffling but the first thing I would do is have the vet biopsy the wound/infection ...
St Bernard3/31/2008
  Q: My female St Bernard had her puppies on march 30th. When she had them she had them outside in ...
  A: Bernard. I am very sorry about the loss of your puppies. Hormonal insufficiency is usually the ...
?????3/30/2008
  Q: My pug is almost two years old and she seems to be in heat about every three months but for some ...
  A: The complete cycle takes about 6 months, resulting in 2 estrous periods each year. Individual ...
puppy afraid of husband3/29/2008
  Q: we just bought a puppy on Monday...March 24, it is march 28 and he still has not formed a bond with ...
  A: A new baby has just come into your home. He has been taken from everything familiar and safe and ...
stairs/ injuries3/28/2008
  Q: My husband and I have an 11 lb Shiz Tu. We live in a cond with two flights of stairs. I think he ...
  A: If your dog has had a serious disc and back injury it might exaccerbate the condition to be climbing ...
min pin3/27/2008
  Q: and know im scared is it possible that she could be prego??
  A: The chances are that your dog is pregnant after being stuck with a male while in heat. This is not ...
Please help my dog has excema/allergies3/26/2008
  Q: I have a much loved cross Alsatian/staff 8yr old rescue dog. We have had her from being a pup. She ...
  A: I would recommend switching to Solid Gold Fish and Potato and see what happens. When you switch, it ...
my rottwilder puppy3/25/2008
  Q: my puppy threw up today it was food and some kind of black flem in it and i didn't know what to do ...
  A: Puppies are very delicate and the black could be blood but it could also indicate some sort of ...
AFTER NEUTERING3/24/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD SHIZ-TSU. HE GOT NEUTERED 3 DAYS AGO, BUT DID NOT WEAR A HALO, AFTER THE SURGERY ...
  A: I am sorry that your sweet dog isn't feeling well. The best advice that I can offer is to take your ...
help3/23/2008
  Q: i have a 2 month old yorkshire she has a running noise and she coughing alot is there something i ...
  A: Your dog is very young and very fragile. It sounds to me like she may have kennel cough which can ...
Toxic plants3/21/2008
  Q: Is the philodendron plant dangerous or toxic if a dog eats it? What would happen? if a dog ate some ...
  A: Here is a list that you might want to study. This is a full compiled list of plants that they ...
Border Collie Snapping3/19/2008
  Q: I have a Border Collie who is almost two years old. He is neutered. We have had him in obedience ...
  A: It is imperative that you and the boy stop tapping your dog on the nose. This is a trigger for ...
Mointion Sicknes3/15/2008
  Q: I have a 5 month old, male Basenji mix. He's in excellent health, and a very happy and playful boy. ...
  A: There is a possibility that he experienced something negative that he associates with the car. For ...
aggrression and fighting3/13/2008
  Q: I have a four year old spaded female Golden Retriever and a two year old mixed part chow, lab, and ...
  A: I would consider this to be a volatile situation that requires the intervention of an aggression ...
UTI?3/12/2008
  Q: I notice it as and after she urinates. We are very concerned, please help. Thank you Shelley!
  A: I am extremely concerned about your young and therefore very delicate puppy. Normally I would give ...
Dog ear infection3/10/2008
  Q: My dog had constant ear infections and the would always come back so my vet opted to take her ear ...
  A: I am so upset at what your vet did to your poor dog. He should have referred you to a specialist, ...
birth canal is too small3/9/2008
  Q: i have a dog who went into heat in january she was left behind by neighbors who moved, i have no ...
  A: My heart goes out to this sweet innocent dog who is herself a puppy and has had a cruel beginning, ...
nervous airedale3/6/2008
  Q: Last week, I brought home an eight month old Airedale. This morning, I dropped her off to be spayed. ...
  A: I am sorry about the delay in responding. My computer has been crashing and it's been extremely ...
Aggression between pets3/5/2008
  Q: I have three small dogs, a female chihuahua (3yrs) a male mini daschund (almost 2yrs) and a female ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding but my computer has been crashing. It's been difficult ...
Dog Spaying3/2/2008
  Q: my approximately 5- month old Afghan nomad dog is about to get spayed in a week. However the ...
  A: Your question is not in my field of expertise but some will argue that it's actually the opposite of ...
st. bernard3/1/2008
  Q: My 8 mo. old Sammie will not follow the command "come" he runs in the other direction. How do I ...
  A: Bernard. Training a dog to come when called is often referred to as a "recall." When you call your ...
Loquat fruit and dogs2/29/2008
  Q: I am wondering if the fruit Loquat can be harmful to dogs? Two of my dogs have suddenly been having ...
  A: I am sorry I did not get your email on the date you wrote it. My computer was down for several ...
Male AKC Shitzu 5 years old2/28/2008
  Q: I have just found really bloody stools from my dog. Any ideas All shots no change in foods not ...
  A: Bloody stools with a foul odor could be a number of things. Fast your dog for 24 hrs then start ...
shih tzu behavior2/27/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old shih tzu and she does not listen at all when I'm eating or just sitting down ...
  A: I am so sorry about the delay. My server was down for several days and I also had computer trouble ...
dog not eating2/22/2008
  Q: my dog has been licking her broken nail on her paw and now she's not eating. what could it be.
  A: Can you possibly take your dog to the vet to have the nail looked at and bandaged? It may actually ...
dog question2/21/2008
  Q: I have a wolfdog and today when I went to feed her, I saw that hey cheeks and jaw were badly ...
  A: What you are describing is not a good sign. Remember that the area that is swollen is near the ...
weeing problem2/19/2008
  Q: I have a year old jack russell male he's very well behaved and whenever he needs the toilet he ...
  A: Whenever a dog starts peeing in the house after he's been housebroken, there is usually either a ...
Elderly dog with recurring worm problem2/18/2008
  Q: ) Our family dog is 15 years old. She has drastically dropped in weight and is slowing down :( She ...
  A: My best advice is to take a stool sample with the 1/2 white worms showing and let your vet analyze ...
dog spay recovery photos2/17/2008
  Q: could i please get some photos of recovering dogs after spay. i would specifically like to see the ...
  A: If your dog was just spayed and you feel that something was botched, then please rush your dog to a ...
BARKING?2/16/2008
  Q: I JUST GOT A MINI PIN FOR CHRISTMAS, SHE WAS ABOUT 4 WKS OLD, BUT SHE HAS NEVER BARKED ONCE, OR ...
  A: You should of course have your dog checked out by your vet to make sure that she is healthy. If all ...
Agression in pound pup2/14/2008
  Q: I've recently adopted a female german shorthair pointer, 45lbs, 3 years old. She is THE BEST indoor ...
  A: I am going to assume that when you describe yourself as a good pack leader that you are doing all ...
cats and dogs2/13/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old yorkie. I just had to put my cat of 18 years to sleep. Rosie my dog has never ...
  A: Condolences on the loss of your cat. Based on your experience and possible anxiety level, I would ...
Lhasa Apso Issue2/11/2008
  Q: I have a Lhasa Apso that we got when she was 3 and she now just turned 7; healthy as can be. My ...
  A: From what you are describing it sounds like your dog is in a pacification mode stemming from when ...
HELP!!!2/8/2008
  Q: i've owned a min pin for the past year. we got him from the humane society and they guessed he was ...
  A: I do not belive that this is genetic. In my opinion, there is something else going on. I would ...
my boxers shedding2/7/2008
  Q: i have 2 boxer bulldogs, a female and a male. my male sheds so bad. i feed them Iams and bathe them ...
  A: The very first step is to get a complete medical examination with a full blood panel, paying ...
dry nose2/6/2008
  Q: my cocker spaniel i just got from a local breeder he is 4 mounts old his nose is warm and dry.and he ...
  A: Your dog's warm and dry nose needs to be checked out by a vet. It may be a sign of a medical ...
Mini Doxie Liver2/4/2008
  Q: I have a 5 yr. old female Doxie that started to vomit about 1 1/2 hrs after 2 other dogs went home ...
  A: I am so sorry for what happened but I think that there is more to this and with the right approach, ...
My dog snaps at my boyfriend when he gently reaches for his collar2/3/2008
  Q: my dog is now 2yrs old and has just recently started to snap at my boyfriend when he gently reaches ...
  A: Any sudden change in a dog's behavior, especially involving aggression, requires a physical exam ...
My male dog is driving me crazy2/1/2008
  Q: I have a male chihuahua and a female doberman. The male is going insane crying, whimpering and ...
  A: In order to help you I need more information: -How old is each dog? -How long have you had these ...
Aggressive Boxer1/31/2008
  Q: My 3-yr. old spayed female Boxer began to develop in the last couple of years an agression toward ...
  A: Any sudden changes in bahavior have either a medical basis or environmental/psychological basis. ...
refuses to feed1/29/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old white boxer.she gave birth to 7 pups 4 weeks ago .she did great at first now she ...
  A: It is imperative that both the dame and pups be checked out immediately for any health risks. The ...
injured toe nail1/28/2008
  Q: i hope this question is appropriate for this site. a month ago my dog injured her toenail while ...
  A: I am so sorry I didn't get back to sooner..I had an accident and have been out of commission. ...
Making a rescue feel like part of the family1/27/2008
  Q: We adopted a rescue female, 1 1/2 yr old, Golden Retriever-Chow mix 6 weeks ago. She spent months ...
  A: She's certainly been through the wringer and how lucky that she found such a loving home! I would ...
yorkie pup1/24/2008
  Q: We have a 9 month old yorkie and he was steadily getting better with potty training. We have the ...
  A: My first suggestion is to take your dog for a complete checkup. You want to rule out any underlying ...
my dog1/23/2008
  Q: my dog is eating properly but is pooping in the house every night we let him out all day and feed ...
  A: My first suggestion is to take your dog for a complete checkup, including a full blood workup and ...
itching and shedding roxanne1/21/2008
  Q: where ever she is itching the hair is shedding off and now we can see her skin. it first started ...
  A: There are several reasons why your dog could be scratching. I would like to address the ...
eating1/20/2008
  Q: What age does a chuahua puppy start to eat regular puppy food?
  A: Weaning is the process of teaching three to four week old puppies about eating solid food instead of ...
holistic health1/18/2008
  Q: I have a 8 mo. old mastif dog that i saved as a puppy he smells like foot fungus i have to give him ...
  A: A puppy should always have that wonderful puppy perfume odor and puppy paws smell like popcorn. ...
TOBY THE LAB1/17/2008
  Q: OUR GRANDDAUGHTER ADOPTED A LAB FROM AN ANIMAL SHELTER (HE IS APPROXIMATELY 1 YEAR OLD) HE HAS DONE ...
  A: It is heart warming to learn that you have in fact, found a solution to Toby following your ...
sick yorkie1/16/2008
  Q: my yorkshire terrier has eaten something which has caused damage to his stomach. he is in the vets ...
  A: I am so very sorry that your boy is ill and I hope and pray that he will recover. I am not a vet ...
Dog digging1/15/2008
  Q: Yard looks like the moon. Chow/newfoundland mix. Running line digs, fenced in digs, so gave up and ...
  A: Your question was: "IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?" I spent a great deal of time putting together a ...
dog pooping/peeing on my son's bed1/13/2008
  Q: We adopted a Jack Russell in October. He is not fixed yet shortly after we brought him home he ...
  A: My first suggestion is to take your dog for a complete checkup, including a full blood workup and ...
11-year-old-Aussie started going in the house1/12/2008
  Q: Our 11-year-old, extremely brilliant and well-trained Australian Shepherd (Blue Merl) now goes in ...
  A: She sounds like a great dog that is having a problem with housebreaking at the age of 11yrs. Let's ...
Training mill rescue to take initiative1/11/2008
  Q: I just adopted a 4 yr old cocker spaniel mill rescue dog. Her fear of me and my fiance is ...
  A: My heart goes out to her for the harsh life that she has had in her four years of life. Thankfully ...
my princess1/10/2008
  Q: princes is my 7yr old silky terrier which i love and adore she's my baby and all my attention has ...
  A: Taking a dog away from it's mother at only a month old is way too soon. This poor pup may have ...
Laterally Luxating Patellas1/9/2008
  Q: I just bought an 8 week old llasa poo. She was the runt of the liter and have recently found out ...
  A: If you just bought this puppy, there are laws that will protect you if you want medical expenditures ...
about bones and treats1/8/2008
  Q: pork fully cooked or cured bones? thank you for your time
  A: Your dog must be absolutely adorable. Please excuse the delay in responding, things have been very ...
Dark Red Rashes on Italian Greyhound1/7/2008
  Q: We are dog sitting my mother-in-laws 6 year old Italian Greyhound. We have only had him a couple of ...
  A: The most expedient way to deal with this allergic reaction is with some baby benedryl.Administer ...
dog bitting1/6/2008
  Q: i have a three year old pit bull she is usually great with people i dont teach here to fight or be ...
  A: The first thing to do is to have your vet do a full blood workup, paying special attention to the ...
10 month old siberian husky abused by previous owner1/5/2008
  Q: I just got him 5 days ago, we have been noticing some behavior that is making it apparent he was ...
  A: They are magnificant dogs and extremely sensitive. I have lived with two Huskies, a Husky/wolf ...
Pit in heat1/4/2008
  Q: My pitbull is in heat and she is very swollen. Is that normal? How swollen should she get? Do I ...
  A: The complete heat cycle takes about 6 months, resulting in 2 estrous periods each year. Individual ...
Bishon Foot Chewing Problem1/3/2008
  Q: We have a 2yr old male Bishon who has been chewing on the top of his paw. He licks it until it ...
  A: I know that this must be very frustrating for you. I apologize for the delay in responding. ...
2 male dogs and playing1/2/2008
  Q: i have a 12 month old male husky desexed and recently am trailing a second male husky 9 months old ...
  A: I have a special place in my heart for northern breeds, having had them as family members for many ...
Dog constantly licking his lips1/1/2008
  Q: My lab has just (tonight)started constantly licking his lips - what could this mean?
  A: Typically lip licking is a way for a dog to destress himself and others. It is one of the calming ...
My dog is peeing blood12/31/2007
  Q: My 9 month old bitch is currently peeing blood which also has small lumps in it as well. Would this ...
  A: You would be able to tell if your dog was in heat because her back area would be extremely swollen ...
my dog rock12/30/2007
  Q: is raw potatoes bad for my dog. He loves eating them
  A: Foods To Avoid: -Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems Contain oxalates, ...
new puppy, older dog12/29/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old female border collie. She is VERY aggressive towards other dogs. She tolerates ...
  A: A home that has a dog that is aggressive to other dogs, should never introduce another pooch into ...
Benadryl for a puppy12/28/2007
  Q: can we give our three month old puppy (20lb boxer) benadryl. We belive she got in contact with ...
  A: Dogs can be given Benadryl for allergic reactions to bug bites, etc but I wouldn't fool around with ...
pomeranian12/27/2007
  Q: "Cubby" my 8 year old pom has recently started getting poop stuck in the hair around her anus. I ...
  A: Poor baby. You can try giving her an oatmeal bath to sooth the area. I like to use either yogurt, ...
Dog has diarreah -12/25/2007
  Q: My 7 year old poodle has had diarrhea for 2 days and a little vomiting yet he is active and playing. ...
  A: If your dog isn't drinking water then he needs to be rushed to emergency. Dehydration is extremely ...
One area of the carpet...12/24/2007
  Q: My dog eats and poops in one area of the carpet. He's house trained and everything but for some ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either your dog is or isn't housebroken. When a ...
Dog Ejaculate.12/22/2007
  Q: I have a Pit Bull / Boxer Mix. He is maybe 2 years old and I have noticed that recently sometimes ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your vet to make sure that everything is OK. Step two is ...
English bulldog- scratching12/18/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month-old English Bulldog puppy who is now healthy (after an early battle with giardia ...
  A: There are several reasons why puppy could be scratching. He could be having an allergic reaction to ...
new born toy poodle12/17/2007
  Q: i am getting her in 2 more weeks, she'll be 8 weeks old..i am paying $500 to a private owner, who ...
  A: I would like to urge you to seek out a rescue dog before paying a breeder who is charging $500 ...
will my dog forget me?12/15/2007
  Q: My family and I bought our dog when he was a puppy. When he was only 1 year old we had to up and ...
  A: Your dog will always remember you! If he acts aloof, it is only because he may think that you left ...
Buck, our new 14 week old chihuahua12/14/2007
  Q: We just brought a new puppy home and we have 3 other chihuahua's at home. The big problem is with ...
  A: The most important thing I am going to say is to keep Abbott far away from the puppy at all times! ...
fleAS12/12/2007
  Q: i have a serbian husky that just had puppies 3 days ago can i put her frontline on her or should i ...
  A: I am trying to determine if your Husky actually has fleas or if you are concerned about the ...
dogs12/11/2007
  Q: how long does a Chihuahua period last
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
period12/10/2007
  Q: i have a 9 month old female apaso lapsq who has gotten her period yet, is this normal? if so what ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
feeding12/9/2007
  Q: I have a one year old seventy pound labradoodle. I am having issues with him always being hungry. ...
  A: I am sorry about the delay in responding. Labs are food driven. I have never met a Lab that ...
rash on my yellow labs spade scar12/8/2007
  Q: My lab is over 3 yrs old and was fixed over 3 yrs old but she has a red wet looking rash about ...
  A: The fact that your dog has developed food allergies is an important clue regarding the rash. It's ...
popping hips12/7/2007
  Q: My 6 month Border Collie has popping hips and occasionally favors one leg . I did take her to the ...
  A: She must be absolutely adorabel! I do think that your dog has a problem and it should be addresss ...
dog with runny nose12/6/2007
  Q: my dog has a runny nose and the drainage is green is the gonna turn into somethin???????
  A: Please rush your dog to emergency! Green is NOT good..it's very bad..it means advanced infection. ...
about my miniture pincher12/5/2007
  Q: my concern is he don't come out of under the bed all day until sometimes 2am or when i chase him out ...
  A: There is no indication of how old your dog is or how long this behavior has been going on. Could it ...
7month old in heat12/4/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old female Border Collie mix. Im not sure if she is in heat because she wasnt ...
  A: It does seem that your female was in heat and may have been inpregnated. I would suggest that you ...
white bump on dog's togue12/3/2007
  Q: I would like to start off by stating that I understand that you are not a vet, but am just curious ...
  A: Without actually seeing the bump, I would guess, and it is only a guess, that this is a wart that ...
Aggression12/2/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old chocolate Lab. He is a wonderful family pet. He has never shown aggression to ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. Often a dog doesn't suddenly become aggressive. In many ...
Lethargic and vomiting black pug puppy12/1/2007
  Q: I have a 15 week old pug puppy. When I came home from work today she was lethargic and had been ...
  A: A sick dog should never be fed. They should be fasted for a day after all vomiting has ended. ...
Dog ate 10x1.5 inch rib bones11/25/2007
  Q: Dog ate 10x1.5 inch rib bones. What should I do? I was thinking of making him throw up some how.
  A: If the bones were raw and he chewed them, he is probably going to be ok. However, if they were ...
My poor dog, please help11/24/2007
  Q: my Miniature Schnauzer is sick and it came on all the sudden. Yesterday it had massive diarhhea and ...
  A: Your dog is very ill. You must bring him to the emergency room. The red in the vomit is blood and ...
Chihuahua loss of blance, appetite.11/22/2007
  Q: I have a 5yr old chi who is going down hill rapidly. At first she was diagnosed with a spinal injury ...
  A: My heart is breaking for you and your little Chi. It is obvious that your vet doesn't have a clue ...
Biting11/21/2007
  Q: My 5 year old American Eskimo snaps(barely missing)at my 1 year old. We cannot seem to get him to ...
  A: I also have an Eskie who when I first got her had some aggressive issues, but we worked on it and ...
dog peeing on kids beds11/20/2007
  Q: I recently found our 10 month old yorkie/shihtzu peeing on my childrens beds, especially my sons. I ...
  A: I think that you have answered many of your own questions. Yes, definitely have him neutered. It ...
boxer11/19/2007
  Q: I've just taken in a 2 yr old male boxer, problem is he's got a really bad limp, it almost looks ...
  A: Congratulations on rescuing this box and opening your heart and home to him. It sounds like your ...
two year old bichon frise11/18/2007
  Q: When has upset tummy is desperate to eat grass to make herself sick. however, when she cant get to ...
  A: It is perfectly natural for a dog to eat grass when their tummy is upset. It is a way for them to ...
dalmatian yelping11/17/2007
  Q: Every once in a while my dog starts crying and yelping uncontrollably. We've taken her to the vet ...
  A: I wish I could offer specific help but I have no idea what is causing this condition...but I can ...
dog's nose bumps11/11/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old husky male that over the course of 3 months has slowly started getting bumps ...
  A: It seems that this condition may have started around the time of his initial puppy vaccinations. He ...
Dog Mouth Lump11/10/2007
  Q: My dog has a lump on the inside of his upper lip/gums. It bleeds often and causes him bad breath. ...
  A: I am very concerned about this lump. I can't figure out if it's on the gums or the inside of the ...
My dog11/6/2007
  Q: I was rubbing on my dogs neck and I noticed he had these puss spots under his neck and on the side ...
  A: I am not sure what you mean by pus spots? Can you be more descriptive? Are they warts or actual ...
wierd behaver11/5/2007
  Q: our 2-3 year old dog is all of a sudden pooping on the floor and on beds and we let her out ...
  A: The first thing that must be ruled out is the medical. I suggest that you have your dog examined by ...
feeding11/4/2007
  Q: I have a Japanese Akita(2 yrs old stray) I feed him Bakers complete but add Tuna, sardines, etc He ...
  A: A varied diet is the best way to feed. That means rotating different foods which can be rabbit, ...
doberman who is always "sad" looking11/2/2007
  Q: I have 2 male dobermans who are 10 months old. One of the males has always been "sad" ...
  A: This is a very sweet question as you are tuning into your dog's subtlety! The only concern I really ...
Sick chihuahua, already asked someone else, but they're unavailable right now.11/1/2007
  Q: they are about 12 weeks old and he was vaccinated two weeks ago on the 18th...he was a lot happier ...
  A: It's quite clear to me that your puppy suffers from vaccinosis. I would never again give him ...
sick rat terrier10/30/2007
  Q: My 1yr old rat terrier has high protien levels in his blood( 35 was his protien level on his last ...
  A: Poor baby..to be going through so much in his short life. My heart breaks for him. My suggestion ...
Seizure or Not ?10/29/2007
  Q: I noticed my 1yr of Min-Pin with strange behavior. His mouth was stiff and pulled way back in locked ...
  A: old Min-Pin. What you have described is definitely what a seizure looks like. When was your dog ...
dog uncharacteristly bit10/28/2007
  Q: My daughter adopted a pound puppy (mutt) from the pound last year. She is now 10 months old, had ...
  A: This is a serious situation. Your puppy is exhibiting behavior that should be taken very seriously. ...
my dogs health10/27/2007
  Q: i just got a blk lab and i already had 2 pups die of parvo and she is only 9 weeks and i'm getting ...
  A: I am unclear from what you have described, what the situation in your house is? Have you rescued ...
puppy sick?10/24/2007
  Q: i just got a 2 month old chihuahua puppy and she has been throwing up for the past five hours while ...
  A: This breaks my heart..poor baby..first time away from mama and her brothers and sisters, a long ...
Neutering10/23/2007
  Q: My lab was neutered two weeks ago. I have been watching the incision spot very carefully, but last ...
  A: If the incision is infected it can be extremely serious. Any infection can enter the blood stream ...
8 month westie mixed shitzu10/22/2007
  Q: My puppy is still a puppy and he pooped out diarrhea with blood in it; he is only 8 months old is ...
  A: This is an unfortuate situation in that someone gave you a dog that had intestional problems without ...
training a dog to go outside with a fence10/21/2007
  Q: I have had a long haired Chihuahua for the past two years. I trained her to go to the bathroom when ...
  A: I had responded to this question last week but for some reason it never got through to you, so I am ...
Pekingese10/20/2007
  Q: I have had a pekingese for about a year now, and have decided to purchase another one, well I did ...
  A: I am assuming that you purchased this dog from a pet shop? A reputable breeder would not be ...
my dog she is a ameracan staffy one year old10/19/2007
  Q: my dog has just had puppys 2 months ago and thay have all gone but my dog has been ackting ill for ...
  A: It sounds to me like your dog may have a hormonal imbalance from having gone through pregnancy and ...
help me10/18/2007
  Q: my dacushand mix just had puppies a week ago and i'm scared that she is not producing enough milk ...
  A: You must always trust your instincts. You know your dog better than anyone else and if you are ...
dog neutered today10/17/2007
  Q: my 6 mo. Boston was neutered today. His scrotum is enlarged. Is this normal?
  A: It is normal for there to be some swelling after surgery. You can wrap some ice chips in a towel ...
Agressive Male Golden10/16/2007
  Q: We have a 5 year old neutered male golden retriever and we recently got a Lab mix puppy who is also ...
  A: I've been overwhelmed with emergency rescue work which is why my response has been delayed. I do ...
Dogs acting out10/15/2007
  Q: I have an 11 year old shih tzu who has suddenly began peeing in my dining room which is something he ...
  A: I've been extremely swamped with emergency rescue work which is why my response has been delayed. I ...
rash on puppies10/12/2007
  Q: I have two male 7 month old Boxer puppies (different litters). Two weeks ago, one of the puppies ...
  A: My gut feeling is that it's not the food that's causing this problem but I would definitely check ...
Spaying10/11/2007
  Q: I have a Puggle who we estimate is around 1 1/2 to 2 years old. Yesterday was a big day for her ...
  A: Please take your dog to emergency immediately. This is not normal behavior after major surgery. If ...
small poodle back legs problem.10/9/2007
  Q: I hope you can help. My mother has a small poodle (she <the dog> is a mixed breed though). Now her ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about her condition. Please forgive the delay in responding. I have been ...
biting and jumping10/8/2007
  Q: I have a 7 mont old golden retriever. when she was younger she would nibb and bite a bit. But know ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in answering. I've been overwhelmed with recent rescue work. Your Golden ...
Pomeranian10/7/2007
  Q: I have a black toy pomeranian. She is 4 months old and weighs about 4 pounds. When I got her her fur ...
  A: I am sorry to hear that your little puppy is having a hard time at such a young age. There are many ...
going into heat10/6/2007
  Q: i have a 8 month old female husky when can i expect her to go into heat?
  A: Your dog can theoretically go into heat any moment. Here is some information on a female dog in ...
10 week old maltese10/5/2007
  Q: My cute little Maltese seems to be controlling me. I have a 6 year old poodle also who was never ...
  A: Please be aware that allowing your Maltese to terrorize your older poodle can lead to behavorial ...
Dog running away when walking near it10/4/2007
  Q: I am currently looking after my friends German Shepard for a couple of weeks. It is only 7 months ...
  A: The dog doesn't understand what you want from her. She's just a baby and hasn't been properly ...
reoccurance of puppy diarrhea and vomiting10/3/2007
  Q: My 6 month old shi tzu is vomiting and has diarrhea this is happen for the second time in two ...
  A: Please get a second opinion as to what is going on with your dog. I would change her food to a ...
2 yr old Male Chihuahua10/2/2007
  Q: I have a 2 yr old male Chihuahua that has recently started peeing in the house again. He is intact ...
  A: When a dog is housebroken he never uses the house for his toilet. Many people do not understand ...
getting new puppy10/1/2007
  Q: i have wonderful beagle who is 19 months old. i wanted to get another beagle but i am worried that ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with emergency rescue work. The ...
My dog9/30/2007
  Q: why my dog urine and past motion got blood?
  A: I am not sure what your question is asking. Are you saying that your dog is passing blood in his ...
behavior of my puppy9/27/2007
  Q: My puppy is 8 months old and a poodle mix (very small)and although she is a good dog we have one ...
  A: I want to thank you for your patience in waiting for my response..I have been involved in some ...
border collie chewing hair on back hind leg and tail9/24/2007
  Q: how can I get my border collie to stop chewing the hair off her back and rear legs. It is getting to ...
  A: I actually had the same thing happen to my own dog some time ago. It turned out that a) her thyroid ...
My dog9/23/2007
  Q: Why hasn't my dog eaten in 3 days.. We got him 3 days ago and he still hasn't eaten his normal ...
  A: Without more detailed information I cannot advise you as to why your dog isn't eating. Perhaps he ...
puppy panting9/22/2007
  Q: we have a new puppy, aprox 4 months old. She's been to the vets for her first checkup and shots. Doc ...
  A: I always tell people to trust their gut feelings when it comes to their dogs. My instinct from what ...
My ShitZu is acting Silly/Crazy9/21/2007
  Q: We have a 13yr old female ShitZu, her name is "Piggy". We have had her from birth, we owned her ...
  A: Please forgive the delay in responding. I have been inundated with emergency rescue work. I am ...
chihuaha hyperventilates?9/20/2007
  Q: It seems my dog (10 months old) does this a lot. It sounds like when a child cries really hard and ...
  A: What you have described sounds like a condition called Reverse Sneezing (Pharyngeal Gag Reflex)! ...
My Dog keeps whimpering9/19/2007
  Q: I have a springer spaniel who is 6. The last couple of days she keeps crying and whimpering. Even ...
  A: There is definitely something that is causing your dog to cry and whimper. In the wild, dogs or ...
Biting through walls and hiding in the closet...9/17/2007
  Q: I have a 4yr. old German Shepherd that definitely has some quirks, but lately she had pulled some ...
  A: My heart goes out to the both of you...to you for the frustration in trying to understand and ...
Rescued Westie pees all the time (ARGGH!)9/14/2007
  Q: we have adopted a Westie and guess he is about 3-4 years old. Whenever he gets even a little ...
  A: Westies are not the only dogs that have problems with submissive peeing. I do believe that your ...
dog poo9/13/2007
  Q: we have a 3yr old westie bitch. after placing droppings onto the soil for disposal a few days later ...
  A: Might I suggest that rather than using the soil for disposal purposes that you immediately pick up ...
Dog over ate9/12/2007
  Q: We have a small minpin/chihuahua mix. She overate Sunday morning and vomitted a while later the same ...
  A: Three days of being ill with diarrhea, vomiting and no appetite, in such a small dog, is a bit of a ...
Fighting (in an Unusual Way) & Barking9/9/2007
  Q: My family & I rescued a Spitz 2 years ago, who was a stray. When we brought her home, she wasn't ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. I am still trying to catch up with all the questions after the holiday. ...
how often do dogs get shots?9/7/2007
  Q: My dog will turn 2 next month, he has 2 sets of shots..his puppy shots and then another round of ...
  A: Vaccinations have been known to cause autoimmune responses, often seen as skin problems. After the ...
english bulldog9/6/2007
  Q: I would really like to get an English Bulldog for my family, but I want to make sure it's the right ...
  A: English Bulldogs are very strong and powerful and many are what is referred to as willful (meaning ...
red bruising skin9/3/2007
  Q: My dog is 13,About 3 months ago my dog started limping.I took him to the vet and they diagnosed him ...
  A: When a dog doesn't eat it is a sign that something is wrong. Coupled with the digestive issues you ...
very scared Hungarian Vizla9/1/2007
  Q: I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD HUNGARIAN VIZLA DOG WE HAVE BEEN DOING BUILDING WORK ON OUR HOUSE FOR THE LAST 8 ...
  A: I appreciate your patience in waiting for my response to your question. Since you have been ...
My Dog has fleas8/31/2007
  Q: I am not sure if you can help me but it is worth a try. I found a couple of fleas on my dog last ...
  A: Here are some approaches to the natural elimination of fleas: Flutter Pooch Insect Repel Spray from ...
dow paw8/29/2007
  Q: I have a mini dachshund. One of her paw pad is a little dry. When it gets wet it turns white with ...
  A: The description you have given to me is troubling. What concerns me are the chemicals in the ...
pug heat8/28/2007
  Q: I'm owned by a lovely pug bitch.Its just 10 months old.Its still hasnt got its first heat cycle.I ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
chewing8/26/2007
  Q: new puppy had him for about a month only chew's when left alone during day.will chew anything he can ...
  A: Thank you for your patience in waiting for a response. Puppies chew to ease teething discomfort, to ...
dog nudering8/25/2007
  Q: how do you know if a dog has an infection after being neutered
  A: The signs of infection are: Inflamation Pus Lethargy Fever Loss of apetite Loss of energy Lack of ...
lip infection!!8/23/2007
  Q: i have a standard poodle who is 13. Her bottom right lip protrudes out and a little bit swollen. ...
  A: It sounds from your description that there may be an infection present which means that this needs ...
Red Bumps8/22/2007
  Q: My lab has big red bumps on her snout and her bottom lip around her mouth..some are big some are ...
  A: I appreciate your patience regarding the delay in repsonding. It appears that your dog may be ...
90 yr. old father wants to adopt a dog8/21/2007
  Q: I have a 90 yr old father who wants to adopt a dog. He has had 2 hip replacement surgeries and can ...
  A: God bless him for wanting to embrace life at his age! That's probably how he made it this far to ...
leg amputation8/19/2007
  Q: We have a stray dog with a bad knee and hip injury, amputation is recommended. Where is an ...
  A: ..you could name him Lance, after Lance Armstrong..a hero who lost his leg. Best, Shelley Dear ...
Uncomfortable with Strangers & Biting8/18/2007
  Q: I have a male German Shepard/Black Lab mix. He is around 1 year old. He has been neutered. He is ...
  A: Thank you for your patience in waiting for my response. What is essentially happening is that you ...
Daschund agressive to other dogs around toys8/16/2007
  Q: My question is about our little daschund, Dooly. He is 1.5 years old and we have had him for 1 ...
  A: I understand that this must be very upsetting for you to watch as you love both of them dearly. ...
Bull Mastiff Depressed8/15/2007
  Q: My one yr. old female bull mastiff, Toshi has seemed very different ever since we picked her up from ...
  A: Traditional kennel boarding is a very depressing and stressful experience for a dog. That is why I ...
pogo8/14/2007
  Q: my dog is sick, he has pnemona, and now we like coughing more and he actually htru up today, were ...
  A: With the symptoms you are describing I would insist that my dog be kept in the hospital with ...
3 mo aol Weaten8/13/2007
  Q: Three weeks ago we brought home a wanderful weaten girl she start loosing her hair 2 weeks ago. the ...
  A: There are various reasons that could be causing this condition and I could send you a long list, but ...
my dog8/11/2007
  Q: and he will go under my bed and wont come out and will snap if you try and grab him but other than ...
  A: This behavior is known as resource guarding. I apologize for the delay in responding and hope that ...
bad odor8/10/2007
  Q: My 4 month old Golden Retriever has a subtle bad odor on his coat and breath. I changed his food to ...
  A: I apologize for the delay and thank you for your patience. A 4 month old dog would be too young to ...
shedding8/8/2007
  Q: i have a 11 month old chocolate labrador. he is loosing his hair and has spots everywhere. i can now ...
  A: My heart goes out to him to be going through so much as such a young age. Food May Be the Cause of ...
dog8/7/2007
  Q: .. my dog is two years old and lately he's been vomiting and gaging quite a bit... i am begining to ...
  A: No one knows your dog better than you do and apparently a sixth sense is keeping you worried about ...
my shih tzu8/6/2007
  Q: recently my dog was outside to use the bathroom and when she went to have a bowel movement she fell ...
  A: Something is definitely wrong and your dog should be seen by your vet. It is not normal for a dog ...
Puppy throwing up8/3/2007
  Q: My puppy threw up about a day ago, the vomit a yellow color and looking sort of bubbly.He is still ...
  A: I don't believe that there is any need to worry about one throw up. The yellow foamy looking stuff ...
6 month yellow lab8/2/2007
  Q: our lab act's up when my husband and i are in the same room. he is constantly attention seeking. he ...
  A: The nipping and biting that your puppy is engaging in is referred to as "mouthing.' Almost all ...
Help7/31/2007
  Q: I just got a female doxie that was rescued from an Amish Puppy mill. She is 5 years old and very, ...
  A: Kudos to you for giving this precious dog a quality of life. I am really sorry about the delay in ...
Wasp sting7/29/2007
  Q: Our 2 yrs. old beagle was out for a walk in the neighborhood and was bitten by a wasp on it's lip ...
  A: Bee or wasp stings not only hurt, causing swelling and sharp pain, but for some individuals a sting ...
Staffi Dog Health Issue7/25/2007
  Q: I have concerns about my Staffie dog named Kareem. She is about 3 years old and very lively. I ...
  A: .poor baby..going through this skin condition Your dog sounds like she is feeling miserable. Some ...
my beagle is being very weird7/24/2007
  Q: .....he has a master which he gets alogn with very well and i have never been like the master and i ...
  A: Below is a list of books that will help you understand dog behavior and psychology. These are books ...
Puppy Bloodhound7/21/2007
  Q: We have had our new 11-weekold puppy for only 6 days. Retrieving her already flea infested, we ...
  A: She has been through so much in her short life. It seems to me that there has been too much at once ...
dog eating glass7/20/2007
  Q: What should we do if our dog might have eaten glass?
  A: Please please please rush your dog to emergency IMMEDIATELY. If you have to wake up your vet then ...
Rat Terrier Skin Irritation7/18/2007
  Q: My 8 year old Rat Terrier is very itchy all the time. She is treated monthly for fleas (which she ...
  A: The first thing I would want to address is the flea monthly flea treatments. If you look at the ...
Chocolate lab acting funny with sleep and bathroom7/17/2007
  Q: I have had my chocolate lab for all of her life so far, she is 9 years old and healthy. I'm just ...
  A: She sounds like a really lovely and sensitive dog. I apologize for the delay in responding...it's ...
My 10 month old female akita is showing signs of pregnan7/15/2007
  Q: I would like to know if my 10 month old female akita could get pregnant by a 14 week old male akita. ...
  A: Here is information about the female heat cycle: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
Aggressive behavior7/14/2007
  Q: I have a 4yr Miniature Daschund that has started showing aggressive behavior towards other dogs and ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. Often a dog doesn't ...
My Dog's Bee Sting7/13/2007
  Q: Our Puppy Got A Bee Sting In Her Lip Or Mouth. Her First Ever. What Do I Need To Do To Help Her? ...
  A: Bee or wasp stings not only hurt, causing swelling and sharp pain, but for some individuals a sting ...
Boston Terrier Puppies7/11/2007
  Q: I just recently purchased a Boston Terrier Puppy. I was told it was full blood but there is no ...
  A: The moral of the story is, don't buy a puppy but rather save a dog on death row!!! Every time you ...
Barking or Howling in the middle of the night?7/8/2007
  Q: I don't know what to do or who to turn to the vet says my 16 year old dog is physically okay. The ...
  A: I am so sorry for the delay in responding. Your email ended up in my spam folder and was just ...
American bulldog with sudden bumps7/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old American bulldog, he is utd on shots, etc, he is crated at nighttime and if we ...
  A: Since he is only 6 months old, I am going to assume that he's recently been vaccinated? If so, this ...
Chihuaha acting weird7/6/2007
  Q: I've had my chihuahua for 6 months now, and she's always been playful and hyper. For the last 2 ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. Somehow your email went into my spam folder and was just ...
Dogs Tail7/5/2007
  Q: Just recently he started licking his tail and now his fur has fallen out. He has scabs on it and it ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding...we've had computer problems due to the weather. Thank you ...
chihuahua do7/4/2007
  Q: my dog has always been very loving and alway needed attention now when you pet him his tail dosen't ...
  A: If your vet didn't do a thyroid panel, please have him run one. Changes in thyroid can effect ...
COCKERSPANIELS WEIGHT LOSS6/30/2007
  Q: MY COCOA IS 14YRS OLD, SHE IS GOING BLIND AND ALTHOUGH HER APPETITE IS STILL VERY GOOD SHE IS NOT ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. I've been out of town and just opened up your question. ...
Drooling Boggle6/28/2007
  Q: Dash is 1 1/2 years old and has never had a problem drolling untill today. Could this be something ...
  A: Since you describe Dash as a forgager, snarfing up everything in site, I would guess that something ...
mini schnuzer puppie6/27/2007
  Q: i just got a mini schnauzer puppies he is nine weeks now ,the first week i had him he ate fine with ...
  A: It seems that your munchkin has trained you very well! (lol) At some point in his young life, you ...
Black Lab6/26/2007
  Q: Came home and 2 year old has large knot on nose and bumps all over his body and eyes are now ...
  A: I would suggest that you give him a child's portion of Benadryl and rush him to the emergency room ...
dog throwing up6/25/2007
  Q: My 3 year old chihuahua threw up 3 times today. His energy is ok, and he still had an appetite for ...
  A: Throwing up is not necessarily a sign of anything more serious than an upset tummy, especially in ...
Scraping Paws6/24/2007
  Q: I have a pug and lately I noticed that when he walks slowly he doesn't lift his front paws (both) ...
  A: I believe that a dog's body is a smooth running machine unless something is wrong..and we look for ...
dominateing dog agressive st bernard6/22/2007
  Q: i, have a 1 year old St and i have to take him out on a leash no fence yet he is dragging me to ...
  A: Please forgive the delay in responding. I've been overwhelmed with rescue and other dog related ...
rottweiler6/21/2007
  Q: i had a question about a rottweiler... can i breed rottweiler siblings
  A: It is not a good idea to breed too closely if at all. Please understand that millions of unwanted ...
new puppy, not happy dog6/19/2007
  Q: i have a 18 month old king charles spaniel, she is a very loving dog and follows me around the ...
  A: I apologize for the delay...computer problems are no fun! Thank you for your patience. Your sweet ...
my female pit6/17/2007
  Q: i have 2 pits,,male and female,,i noticed 9 days ago my female started bleeding going into her heat ...
  A: You ask about the chances of an unwanted pregnancy? Great! I would like to encourage you to have ...
sick dog6/16/2007
  Q: i have a dog which we found during a storm in florida so we don't really know how old is she. the ...
  A: Would you say that your dog might be having a seizure? Other than that I don't have enough ...
chewing6/15/2007
  Q: How can I stop my dog from chewing on the wood trim around the outside window on my back porch? I ...
  A: I am assuming that he is a puppy. Prevention is the best approach. The more that a dog does ...
1 year old scotties aggresssion6/14/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old neutered male Scottie called Peppy. He has had an issue with other dogs from a ...
  A: I apologize for the delay...rescue work has been overwhelming recently. Thank you for your patience. ...
blood in urine6/11/2007
  Q: there blood in his urine,he eats, play's but am scared there might be something wrong with him
  A: Blood in the urine can be a sign of a bladder infection but it can also be related to other health ...
nipples?6/7/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old yorkie and she is in heat and she is getting nipples on ur stomach or what it ...
  A: When a dog is in heat she is ready to become pregnant and the hormones that are produced may enlarge ...
Dog Throwing Up6/6/2007
  Q: We have a 15 month old Chocolate Lab. She has started throwing up her food just minutes after she ...
  A: .I apologize for the delay in responding..my dog was operated on last week and I was overwhelmed ...
I have two girl dogs that fight viciously6/4/2007
  Q: I moved in with my sister back in January of this year, I brought my 5 yr old Yorkie with me, which ...
  A: THi Violet, Thank you for writing to me about the problem you are experiencing wth your female ...
young pup fleas?6/3/2007
  Q: My neighbors puppies (4-weeks old) have this crumbly black stuff on their neck? Are this fleas? And ...
  A: From what you are describing, black crumbly stuff on the skin, can in fact indicate fleas..but there ...
my puppie is haveing clear jelly stools6/2/2007
  Q: is this due to worm eggs coming out of her there is no colour and no smell could you give me some ...
  A: By "clear jelly poo" might you be referring to mucus? Stools should be solid. When they are of ...
Blind/Deaf Puppy5/30/2007
  Q: I had recently bought a 8 week old Austrailian Shepherd from a store. They had taken her to the vet, ...
  A: life. I met an 18 month old Aussie girl in January at a dog show. She was bilaterally deaf as ...
Puppy with sensitive stomach5/29/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old Mini-Munchkin (3/4 Yorkie and 1/4 shih tzu) who has developed a sensitive ...
  A: !! What a cutie pie he must be..but poor boy..has a tummy problem! I apologize for the delay in ...
senior dog in her heat5/28/2007
  Q: first off all thanks for your help. i have a 15 years old big dog.An she has been in her heat for 2 ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
3 year old Silky that keeps pooping in the house5/27/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old Silky Terrier who is housebroken most of the time. Until he was 2 we never ...
  A: old Silky. I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with rescue work ...
Small hard acorn like looking lump on underside of dogs tail5/26/2007
  Q: My border collie, chow, lab X has a small (about the size of a pinky finger nail) hard lump on the ...
  A: I do think that you should have it removed. At the same time the vet can clean his teeth and remove ...
Golden Retriever--not eating/vomiting5/25/2007
  Q: She has always been pretty active and healthy up until the last year and 1/2. During this period, ...
  A: Twenty pounds of weight loss is dramatic and an indication of a serious condition, possibly life ...
please help im concerned5/23/2007
  Q: my dog we belive is eating cat food and possibly kitty litter and her own food and has been throwing ...
  A: From what you have described I recommend an immediate and possibly emergency visit to the vet. Your ...
bathing/water fear5/21/2007
  Q: I have an 18mo GWP shelter dog. Grace is terrified of water, hoses ... all of it. I once tried to ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in respondng but I have been overwhelmed with recent rescue work. Thank ...
dog peeing5/19/2007
  Q: my 17 week old westie was virtually house trained when we got him at 10 weeks old, he has been very ...
  A: A dog who is fully housebroken, never uses the house as a toilet. The first thing to do is to make ...
won't leave other dogs alone5/15/2007
  Q: I've had my 8 month old chihuahua/pekingese for about 5 months. I already had 2 other dogs when I ...
  A: I am sorry about the delay in responding. I have been overwhelmed with rescue work..this is the ...
potty training-housetraining5/13/2007
  Q: I have two yorkies-they are 1 year old-I have had them about three months-when I bought them I was ...
  A: A dog that is housebroken in one home does not necessarily translate its education to a new place, ...
english matiff biting5/9/2007
  Q: My dog's name is Brutus. He is 14 months old and weighs about 160 pounds. Tonight my boyfriend and I ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been extremely busy with urgent rescue work. ...
Recent amputation5/8/2007
  Q: Our 7yr old female Bullmastiff was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have her right hind leg ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about her plight with bone cancer. I would like to suggest that you join a group ...
is my dog ok??5/5/2007
  Q: . my dog is a 2 yr old border collie and i noticed that he was acting very wild. he is normally a ...
  A: Please...take your dog to the vet immediately!!! Emergency!!!! Something may be terribly wrong. ...
lab5/4/2007
  Q: im trying to figure how long does a lab stays in heat for ? a month? i need help with this question.
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
heartworms5/2/2007
  Q: Is there any holistic treatment for heartworms? I rescue dogs and I have three rescues with ...
  A: I am very sorry to hear this as it is a serious condition but treatable. I have a collection of ...
Dog House Training4/30/2007
  Q: I read your house training article and I really like how you broke down the different methods. I ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. I've been attending to a pressing dog rescue situation. Thank you for ...
Doberman with dandruff4/28/2007
  Q: I am getting desperate, Buster has the most awful dandruff, we have added oils/fish oils/ Kelp/ got ...
  A: The fish oils and kelp are a great addition to his protocol and home cooked food is the best. ...
Beagle won't jump4/25/2007
  Q: My 3 year old beagle has been acting weird. She won't jump up on the couch for some reason, she ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding and thank you for your patience. I've been a bit behind ...
lonely dog?4/24/2007
  Q: i have the best cocker spaniel in the world. however, i feel she might be lonely. she's the only ...
  A: There is something so sweet and loving about the way you described her. Nine hours is far too long ...
aspirin4/22/2007
  Q: My black lab/border collie cross has been limping the last couple of days and has a hard time ...
  A: When a dog injures itself, you might want to consider taking her to the vet for an exam. Asprin ...
puppy4/21/2007
  Q: i just had a 7 week old puppy given to me.I was woundering if it's normal for to sleep alot and not ...
  A: It is very difficult to determine what is normal for your particular dog. If you feel that your dog ...
Yeast and Allergies4/20/2007
  Q: Since I moved to Cali from MN about a year ago my dog has developed yeast in her year, plus ...
  A: I would like to address your dog's ears problems: * Vinegar Rinse A timely vinegar rinse, ...
Husky malamute cross behaviour issue4/18/2007
  Q: My girlfriend moved in a few months ago and brought with her two dogs and two cats, one of which is ...
  A: Whenever there is a behavorial problem I always suggest that a dog be brought in for a medical ...
Dog losing bowel4/16/2007
  Q: We have a 3 year old min-pin. She's been potty-trained with a potty pad. And she was doing great ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. As you may know, we had a wicked Nor'easter here and are just starting ...
My Dog Has Started Urinating in the house at night4/14/2007
  Q: Please help me I have an 4 year old staff and he has just started peeing in the house at night time. ...
  A: If you notice a change in behavior is it always wise to have a full blood workup done by your vet. ...
blind dogs sudden aggression4/12/2007
  Q: I acquired a dog when I remarried that is pit bull/shepherd mix. Julius is very attached to me ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. As you may know, we had a wicked Nor'easter here and are just starting ...
Old Dog New Strange Behavior4/11/2007
  Q: I have a large mixed breed dog. We adopted him as an adult and believe he is around 8 years old. He ...
  A: When a dog displays the type of behavior you are describing, I always suggest that you ask your vet ...
A few issues..4/9/2007
  Q: I have a pomeranian cross breed who is 3 months old. I have had her for almost 3 weeks now and I ...
  A: She must be extremely adorable! Your pup isn't biting. She's doing what we refer to as mouthing. ...
Marking in house4/8/2007
  Q: .....We rescued a what we believe to be a collie/husky cross... We are now curious to see if hes ...
  A: I would like to address what I see as several issues. You said that you recused your dog about 8-9 ...
parvo or coccidea4/7/2007
  Q: not sure if you could answer this or not. i currently got a puppy and brought it home to my 2 other ...
  A: My heart is breaking for your loss. It must feel so frustrating to have gotten two different ...
pls help4/6/2007
  Q: I need a little bit of help from you. I have a dog that's about 16-17yrs old. She's a medium sized ...
  A: I understand your hesitation to bring your dog to a vet after having had two traumatic experiences ...
mange4/5/2007
  Q: we just got a new puppy and it scratches alot but no sign of fleas we have had her now about 2 weeks ...
  A: Your dog can be scratching from many things...anything from allergies to a reaction to vaccinations ...
growling4/4/2007
  Q: I have a daschund who is almost 11 years old. he weighs about 45lbs (he is a big daschund, not over ...
  A: From everything that you have written, I believe that there is the possibility that the root of your ...
dog urinating while sleeping4/1/2007
  Q: I live in Bangkok and the vets here are unable to help me. I have a mixed female cocker and spits. ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. I've been overwhelmed because of the dog food poison recall here in the ...
TRAINING DOG3/31/2007
  Q: My problem is this. My sister is going blind however with this that she will multi- disabled then ...
  A: I am so sorry that your sister is going blind. I do not quite understand why she cannot get a guide ...
my pitbull3/29/2007
  Q: how old does she have to be to get her period? and how soon can i mate her?
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
My chihuahua3/28/2007
  Q: I have a 3yr old long hair chihuahua. She is usually perky and playful, but in the last two weeks ...
  A: You should have your vet run blood tests and possibly do an ultra sound of your dog's abdominal ...
AUSSIE PUPPY3/26/2007
  Q: MY PUPPY HAD WORMS IN HIS STOOL OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE PET STORE RECOMMENDED DWORM MED, NOW HE HAS ...
  A: Sometimes a pet store will recommend a general deworming medicine without considering the needs of a ...
dog pooping3/25/2007
  Q: my dog sammi is a shepard malamute mix.she will be 7 in nov.she was spayed in dec. 2 weeks ago she ...
  A: It is clear that your dog has suffered some kind of neurological damage to her spine. It could be ...
My 6 and a half months old chihuahua acts frightened3/22/2007
  Q: I have a male chihuahua, aged 6 and a half months. In the proccess of disciplining him, I tap his ...
  A: I am greatly moved by your situation with your precious Chi puppy. I understand that you must be ...
dogs3/21/2007
  Q: Can my dog catch my cold/flue? how do I cure tear drops? My dog is a cockapoo ( part poodle and ...
  A: Your dog cannot catch your cold or flu. However, is you think that she has a cold, it might be ...
Thunder panic3/15/2007
  Q: We have a 9 year old husky/shepherd mix who panics at the sound of thunder or gunshots. He is also ...
  A: I can't imagine the panic he feels when thunder and other factors trigger a panic attack. If I were ...
Trouble with our dog3/9/2007
  Q: We recently took our dog to the vet to get a check up on his ear that was bothering him for a few ...
  A: THE FEARFUL DOG Dogs may display a variety of behaviors when they're afraid. A fearful dog will ...
my dog and soda3/7/2007
  Q: my name is renae and i have a 2yr old border collie mix... my dog had gotton into some soda coke and ...
  A: I don't think that 5 licks will do any harm to your dog. He might be a little hyper from the sugar ...
my dogs ear3/6/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old American pit bull terrier that I love dearly. He seems to have what started ...
  A: If the growth on the top of your dog's ear is a wart, you can try the homeopathic remedy, Thuja. ...
help please3/4/2007
  Q: i have a pitbull he is 6 months old. he has had a sore on the top of his leg for about 2 weeks now. ...
  A: A normal sore would have healed in a 2 week time period. I think that this needs to be evaluated by ...
what are the signs3/2/2007
  Q: My two month old puppy barciek died two days ago .i wasnt home when i came from work my mom told me ...
  A: I am so terribly sorry to hear of his untimely death. It sounds like you need to know how your ...
Feeding2/27/2007
  Q: I have a problem. My dad keeps giving him human food to my golden every day more than once. The food ...
  A: Dog food is not necessarily the best way to feed a dog as it is overly processed with chemicals, ...
watter or milk2/25/2007
  Q: I have a Toy Breed Yorker she does not like to drink water.Is it okay to mix half water and milk.She ...
  A: Your dog should be seen by a vet to determine if there is a medical problem. It is only natural ...
Dogs in Heat2/23/2007
  Q: Is there something that we can do to calm our male dog while our female dog is in heat. It is so ...
  A: The most humane thing you can do is the have your dogs spay/neutered. Not only is it a life saving ...
Something is wrong with my boxer.2/20/2007
  Q: I have two boxers who are about 6 years old. Figi and Gemiani are about as spoiled as a grandkid. ...
  A: Something is terribly wrong with her and she needs to be brought to a top rate vet and given a full ...
leg2/19/2007
  Q: A piece of wood (board ) fell on our puppy's back leg I can't feel a break? but he cannot walk on ...
  A: Sorry that this happened to him. My suggestion is to bring him to the vet immediately. A fracture ...
My dog is sick2/17/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old pitbull and she doesn't want to eat and she has been vomiting, what should I ...
  A: In my opinion, I would rush the dog to the emergency room today. This could be a life threatening ...
Pug2/16/2007
  Q: I have a 7/12 month old black pug approx 10 lbs in heat. Is she too young to breed. Also suddenly ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding but I have been quite ill with the flu. Female dogs come ...
duclaws(sp?)2/12/2007
  Q: I have a 3yr old lab/chow and he has prominent duclaws. Should they be removed? I don't even know ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. I have been very sick with the flu and too ill to get to ...
dogs off balance2/10/2007
  Q: i have a 7 month old lab shepherd mix and his balance seems to be off. He stumbles when he walks ...
  A: The behavior you describe should be addressed by a vet. From your description it is difficult to ...
hey2/7/2007
  Q: hi my 7 month old labrador retriever is realy reealy boared always what can i do ??? and if i buy ...
  A: What a cutie pie your dog must be! Your dog needs a lot of exercise. He should be walked ...
puppy noises2/6/2007
  Q: my 1 year old Chihuahua mix. whenever i pet him i hear noises, like something squirming around and ...
  A: I always recommend that people take their dogs to the vet to have a full medical checkup when there ...
First heat after pregnancy2/4/2007
  Q: How soon after puppies are born, can the female go into heat again?
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
allergies2/2/2007
  Q: I have a chihuahua who is about 5 pounds and i have been runnin her to the vet for over a year. The ...
  A: Please excuse the delay in responding..it's been unusually busy with emergency rescue work. In my ...
heat1/30/2007
  Q: how early can a dog go in her first heat? i have a 13 week st.bernard the other dogs won't leave her ...
  A: Your puppy is much too young to be in heat. Female dogs come into heat anytime between 6-12 months. ...
Marking around the house.1/29/2007
  Q: We have 4 Maltese dogs. All boys ages 1.5 - 9 years old. Recently our dogs started marking ...
  A: You certainly have your hands full! It is important that any medical problems be ruled out before ...
help save my couches1/28/2007
  Q: I have a 2yr old boxer/bulldog that gets on my couches when I'm not home. He knows not to do it in ...
  A: I've been trying to catch up with all the questions so please excuse the delay. There are two ...
Behavioral Question1/25/2007
  Q: I have had a shitzu given to me she is papered and a year old I understand they have alot of energy ...
  A: I have read the details of her behavior. When she is playing with your shoes and nibbling you, you ...
mange1/23/2007
  Q: My mom is dealing with a tough case of mange. The dog has been treated since September. It also is ...
  A: I am sorry that he is suffering so much. My advice is to seek a dermatologist for a second opinion. ...
bulldogs exposed penis1/22/2007
  Q: My 11 month old miniature bulldogs penis has been exposed for about two and a half days. It looks ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a vet as soon as possible. My guess is that he has an infection and ...
Vomitting1/21/2007
  Q: I have a Sheltie Lab mix she is about 8 and 1/2 wks old and she has been vomitting alot over the ...
  A: I will get right to the point. Your dog is ill and must be seen as soon as possible by a vet. ...
sick boxer1/20/2007
  Q: what causes milky vaginal discharge in a 4 year old female
  A: It is impossible for me to say exactly why your Boxer has a milky vaginal discharge. Only your vet ...
female dogs bleeding1/19/2007
  Q: my dog is not spayed. last week she started bleeding little drops from her private area. why is ...
  A: Here is some information on a female dog in heat: The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately ...
sad and confused1/18/2007
  Q: My dog died earlier today. It was so sudden that it left me feeling sad and so confused. My ...
  A: Here is a list of organizations that can help owners who cannot afford vet care. A couple are for ...
Scratching1/16/2007
  Q: I have two Cairn Terriers, Cazz and Chloe. Cazz licks his paws contantly and rubs his lower back ...
  A: Cazz: The most common locations for paw licking and hot spots are the legs and feet, flanks, and ...
puppy1/15/2007
  Q: .. do i need to take him to the vet or can i get some deworming medication say somewhere like petco. ...
  A: What a precious way to start the new year! :) It's not uncommon for puppies to have worms. ...
Boston terrier eatting dog poo!1/13/2007
  Q: Hey, I hope you or someone from this site can help me. Of the three dogs I have my youngest a 9 ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in getting back to you..I have been involved with some intense rescue work ...
shitzu1/12/2007
  Q: what can i do to help my shitzu?he is two years old and today he got attacked by a pitbull .the ...
  A: Please take him to the vet immediately for emergency medical treatment. He could have internal ...
New Dog Frightened1/11/2007
  Q: It is as if we don't have a dog. How do I let her know that we want to love her so much. Everyday I ...
  A: Questioner: Tanya Category: Dogs Private: no Subject: New Dog FrightenedHello- We have had ...
dog ate pad1/10/2007
  Q: Our dog 'snacked' on one of my daughter's slightly used pads. Should I give the dog something to ...
  A: I am not sure exactly what product you are referring to but if it were my dog I would definitely ...
Unusual behavior1/9/2007
  Q: My 6 month old female Shiba Inu is acting strange. She is usually very social and sweet. Lately ...
  A: She must be absolutely darling and adorable!!! If you notice a change in behavior is it always wise ...
Sudden Black Tarry Stool in my 11 yr old dog1/8/2007
  Q: On Thur took the dog to ER for ear infection, shot of ventalog and pencillin, home with clomavox 250 ...
  A: I am so sorry that your dog is going through so much. It must be so stressful for you. You ...
older daschund1/7/2007
  Q: I have a 7 or 8 year old daschund that just goes pee on the floor and when we attempt to correct her ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. My computer crashed and it has set me back in getting to all the ...
Yorkie Inside.1/5/2007
  Q: My wife and I have just purchased our first puppy and have taken on the challenge of a beautiful ...
  A: It sounds like you got yourself a gem as far as housebreaking is concerned. My advice is to put him ...
my dog is sick1/3/2007
  Q: My dog for 3 or 4 days now have been throwing up espicially at night, I dont know whats going to do. ...
  A: See if you can get that care credit card. Additionally, I would suggest that you bring your dog in ...
my dog is having a bad period! help!12/29/2006
  Q: my dog becky is a large terrier mix she is about 1oolbs and she is 4 years old.i don't know much ...
  A: You write that Becky is having a difficult heat, but I can't tell exactly what the problem seems to ...
Jack Russell Skin problems12/28/2006
  Q: My Jack Russell has developed a skin rash and she keeps on scratching. Not only that, she smells ...
  A: Sorry for the delay...I am still trying to catch up with questions due to the holidays. Thank you ...
Extreme intermittant stomach pain12/27/2006
  Q: Tonight my Beagle mix had another bout of extreme stomach pain. I called her for her final trip to ...
  A: My heart goes out to you. It is so frustrating when we don't know how to help our dogs when they ...
shitzu12/22/2006
  Q: my dog is housebroken for the last 2 years . but when she had gotten pregnat ,she started doing her ...
  A: The first thing that is essential is to have a full biochemical profile to see what is going on with ...
WALL CHEWING12/19/2006
  Q: am hoping you can help me with a problem that i have never heard of before. i have a mini schnauzer ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Between the holidays and electrical problems, I ...
my dog and chocalate12/18/2006
  Q: my dog is a 2 yr old border collie mix ... today i was baking some peanut butter cookies and i ...
  A: As you know, chocolate is very toxic for a dog. You have a choice of bringing him to your vet or ...
Overprotective Dog12/12/2006
  Q: I have a dog that I got from the poubd when she was 10 weeks old, and she just turned 1 in November. ...
  A: I apologize for the delay. Because of the holidays and weather/power problems, I am trying to catch ...
dog in heat12/11/2006
  Q: when a dog goes in heat. how long do they remain in heat? thank you...
  A: The complete cycle takes about 6 months, resulting in 2 estrous periods each year. Individual ...
my dog bit my girl12/9/2006
  Q: About a month ago we got a schnauzer ,she about a year old,shes was getting along fine,but today my ...
  A: I must apologize for the delay in responding. Between the holidays and bad weather which has ...
i need help fast12/6/2006
  Q: I have just recently adopted 2 chow german sheperd mixes from the pound they are about 7 weeks old, ...
  A: I can answer just a little of what you are asking now because there is so much involved...but know ...
bitch to bitch aggression12/3/2006
  Q: We have 2 Newfoundland bitches.one is 3 years old that we have had from a puppy.The other One is 4 ...
  A: This is a very volatile sitution that needs to be seriously addressed. The verocity of the fight ...
Retraining a Yorkie12/1/2006
  Q: I recently bought a Yorkie pup. He is now 11 weeks old. He was really good about peeing on the ...
  A: I am so sorry that he has had to go through illness and hospitilization at the start of his life. ...
behavior problem11/29/2006
  Q: I recently sent a question to this panel(?not sure who)on my mini.poodle Stormy. She is 2 yrs old ...
  A: I was not the original expert that you contacted, but I will try to address your concerns. In my ...
Heaving worries11/28/2006
  Q: My dog has been acting strange all day today. She is a two year old Chiuhuahua (normal size) and is ...
  A: I can only tell you what I would do...I would take my dog to the emergency room or at the very ...
dog digging11/27/2006
  Q: How can I get my dog to stop digging in the yard?
  A: Ever since dogs were dogs, dogs have dug holes to make nests for sleeping in at night, for keeping ...
Mourning Dog?11/25/2006
  Q: I have a 14 yr old unneutered blue healer/husky mix. I had his mother father and brother, just ...
  A: My heart goes out to both of you. Losing our close ties is never easy and this sweet boy is ...
new puppy11/24/2006
  Q: She is a 8 week old yorshire terrier. I am trying to crate train her but she poops and pees in her ...
  A: I would like to address the fact that she is pooping blood. If she has worms/parasites, you may have ...
Dog acting out to new situation11/23/2006
  Q: My dog and I moved to a new state, and I started a new job, leaving him at home for up to nine hours ...
  A: It is clear to me from your description that your dog is having the equivilent of a nervous ...
Dachshund urinating on my bed11/21/2006
  Q: I have a miniature dachshund who is 4 years old. I also have a 4 year old Husky. They are always ...
  A: Please forgive the delay in responding. Due to the holidays, I am back logged with questions. In ...
Dogs behavior rapid change (Were lost and don't know what to do)11/19/2006
  Q: We have 3 dogs. The first a fixed female about 7 years old and spunky has been kept apart from 2 ...
  A: Many people are miffed, as you are, by what they perceive as "sudden" changes in behavior but these ...
Bowel Problems11/18/2006
  Q: We have a English bulldog he is a little over a year old.There has been a big problem with him ...
  A: The first line of action is to have a full workup by your vet. Check for worms, parasites and other ...
Seizures11/17/2006
  Q: My dog has seizures in the early morning, around 3-4 am. He rolls over onto his back, feet splayed ...
  A: It must be frightening to experience these and not know what is causing them. I am not a specialist ...
labrador urinating a lot11/16/2006
  Q: I have a Labrador male who is 10 months old. Off late, his poop was coming very loose. So I took him ...
  A: I don't know what kind of shots your dog was given so it is hard to know if they caused the problem. ...
Keeping a dog in a room11/15/2006
  Q: I need some advice. I have a dog which is a part rottweiler and part shepherd. I have to work ...
  A: When we bring a dog into our busy lives we often run into dilemas such as you've described. We want ...
training11/12/2006
  Q: bernard from 8 weeks old and now he is 6mths old. now i know this breed is very stubborn and set in ...
  A: Bernard! Dogs aim to please so if your dog seems not to be listening, he may not understand what it ...
Frequent Urination11/11/2006
  Q: I have a new puppy that has been home for two weeks and being crate trained since day one. She is ...
  A: In order to prevent reoccurance, you can give your dog a bit of cranberry suppliment with her food a ...
black lab chewing paws11/9/2006
  Q: our 6yr. old female lucy has been chewing off her paws for about 3/4 years now. we go back and forth ...
  A: Has your vet done a full blood panel, including thyroid tests? An unbalanced thyroid can cause skin ...
Dogs getting Spayed11/8/2006
  Q: How much is it for dogs to get spayed and when is it the best time for them. Many thanks
  A: I applaud you for deciding to do this. Not only will it prevent unwanted puppies but it will ...
dog with liver problem11/6/2006
  Q: How are you? My dog had been in lethargy and reluctant to eat. I took her to the nearest vet. Her ...
  A: I can't answer your question in detail because I am unfamiliar with prednisolone. You can try ...
dog bite11/4/2006
  Q: what should i do with my 12 year old pug. normally very playful and friendly however the male dog ...
  A: It would be helpful to have a more detailed description as to exactly how this event unfolded but if ...
puppy11/2/2006
  Q: I just got a new puppy she is a miniature schnauzer. Right now she is about 6-7 weeks old. She was ...
  A: Being removed from the litter at such a young age can have a significant impact on the psychology of ...
dog disipline10/31/2006
  Q: my nine month old puppy keeps tearing things up, and i just don't know how to keep her from doing ...
  A: Providing your puppy with an indoor kennel crate can satisfy many dogs' need for a den-like ...
3 month old yorkie10/29/2006
  Q: 3 weeks ago I brought my puppy to the vet for her 2nd set of shots. On the way home she started ...
  A: She is probably suffering from vaccinosis. The remedy Thuja, has proven to be one of the most ...
Pets Bowel problem10/28/2006
  Q: My Dalmatian is 12. If he needs to relive himself he does not have tine to get outside and often ...
  A: The first thing that is necessary is to have a full exam done by your vet including a complete blood ...
Green Tea10/27/2006
  Q: I want to start giving my dogs green tea. Just the the decaffinated version I buy for myself at the ...
  A: who is lucky enough to have a health conscious caretaker! Green tea is an immune booster and would ...
Dominance issue with female chihuahua10/26/2006
  Q: I have a question regarding mounting/dominance? behavior in my three year old female Chihuahua, and ...
  A: I just answered a question from another Chihuahua owner whose dog, just about the same age, started ...
Question on supplements10/25/2006
  Q: I have a 10 year old German Shepherd mix named Freddie. Freddie has multiple health issues ...
  A: I apologize for the delay but we have had bad weather and downed power lines and I am trying to ...
puppy peeing10/24/2006
  Q: I have a 2mnth lab he seems to pee when i go outside. he will jump on me and want to play. is this ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding. After a period of bad weather and downed power lines I am ...
dog withnew 9 pupies10/23/2006
  Q: Our dog just gave birth on Friday night to 9 beautiful pups these are her first and she is very ...
  A: I can only give you a hunch...that your dog has removed her babies and taken them to a more private ...
Vomitting10/21/2006
  Q: I have a 17 year old mutt. He is about 13 pounds and very active. For about a year now he has been ...
  A: Would I be off track if I asked if your dog is on Rimidyl or a similiar drug for arthritis? If so, ...
Sudden Nipping Issue10/19/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old mixed dog, chihuaua and beagle. When we got him he had obviously been abused and ...
  A: The warning signs of problem behavior have been there from the beginning and just escalating to a ...
Behavioural changes10/18/2006
  Q: 7 year old Yorkie - paper trained We finally completed the basement and have put her pee pad exactly ...
  A: It is important the any medical problems be ruled out before assuming that your dog's actions are ...
Dog Vomiting10/16/2006
  Q: My dog ate a lizard that got into the house, he is a lab chow mix. He has been listless and vomiting ...
  A: Please please please....rush your dog to the emergency room as soon as is humanly possible. Some ...
cocker not eatting10/15/2006
  Q: my cocker whom i resued from a shelter isnt eatting.hes laying around sleeping alot.they told me hes ...
  A: My take on what you described is that either your dog is allergic to the food he is currently being ...
BLACK LAB- SEVERE ITCH Y EARS10/14/2006
  Q: I HAVE SPENT TONS OF MONEY ON MY DOGS EARS. SHE IS ALWAYS ON A ANTIBIOTIC.. THE VET SAYS SHE ALWAYS ...
  A: I am so sorry that your precious Black Lab is undergoing such a painful ordeal. The first thing I ...
puppie10/9/2006
  Q: i would like to no if a 2 mounth old puppie can stay outside my mother in law will not let him in ...
  A: PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE...BRING THE PUPPY INSIDE OR ASK A FRIEND TO KEEP HIM UNTIL YOU CAN FIGURE OUT ...
Dog protective of stuffed toy10/8/2006
  Q: We have a lab/sheppard cross. She discovered a stuffed toy resembling a Dalmation and that barks ...
  A: Below find some information that should be helpful: There are dogs who growl and snap when ...
chihushua10/5/2006
  Q: my chihuaha seems very unhappy lately. She will not go potty outside. She has just been standing ...
  A: It is imperative that you keep your dog leashed so that she doesn't run into the road anymore. It ...
old dog new dog10/4/2006
  Q: My son is moving in and has a 6month old hyper dog. We have a 12yr old small chow mix who tries to ...
  A: I apologize for the delay..I have been having computer problems and power outages due to stormy ...
CHANGES IN MY DOGS BEHAVIOUR10/3/2006
  Q: MY FIVE YEAR OLD LAB HAS STARTED CRYING THROUGH THE NIGHT AND SLAVERING REALY BAD AT THE SAME TIME ...
  A: The first thing that is essential to do is to have your vet to do a full exam and blood panel, ...
Territorial/aggressiveness10/1/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old white miniature schnauzer. He is a very sweet dog, but whenever he has a bone or ...
  A: Jennifer, Aggression, or "red zone" is very serious business. It can lead to the biting and/or ...
White Bump on my min-pin tongue9/28/2006
  Q: I have a mini pincher 19months old. I notice 2 weeks ago he has a small white bump on his tongue. ...
  A: April, I forgot to include the following information: White spots on a dark tongue may occur if ...
Shih Tzu licking problem9/26/2006
  Q: we tought the fleas had something to do w/it but not,he licks him self to the point where he bleeds ...
  A: My guess is that your dog has allergies. Try feeding him a high quality human grade food such as ...
allergy and eating issues9/25/2006
  Q: I have a 6-year-old westie who has had allergy problems since she was a pup. 2 weeks ago I decided ...
  A: There are many reasons that your dog may not be eating well. It is only natural for a dog to want ...
Ear infections and also agressive chewers9/24/2006
  Q: I have 3 dogs, a 15month basset mix and 2 7month old English Mastiff puppies. They all get along ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I have been having computer problems and am trying to catch up. This is what ...
small morning poops in house9/23/2006
  Q: I adopted a 7 year old small golden male 6 weeks ago. He is a perfect dog except that a couple of ...
  A: The first thing I always recommend to a full vet exam to determine if there is any underlying ...
Peeing on carpet9/18/2006
  Q: I’m having a problem with a 6-year-old Norwich terrier peeing on the carpet. I purchased him a few ...
  A: Cocker Spaniels are not the only dogs that have problems with submissive peeing. I do believe that ...
uti9/17/2006
  Q: my husband and i just purchased a st bernard 2 days ago from a private breeder in collegeville pa.to ...
  A: Bernard puppy. Sorry about the delay...I have been having computer problems as well as power ...
itching and hair loss9/15/2006
  Q: I have a very active, very hungry, very thristy, very shiny, healthy, well porpotion,spayed 3 year ...
  A: There are many things that can cause hot spots but having them reoccur is something that needs to be ...
dog pooping blood9/13/2006
  Q: I have a 3yr old boxer who is pooping blood. He went to the vet they did a smear test on his poop ...
  A: old boxer. Am I to assume that the blood is accompanied by diarrhea? If so, the first line of ...
holistic qustions9/12/2006
  Q: I once heard that you should de-worm a dog every 4 - 6 months. Is it true? Is there a natural way ...
  A: I am not familiar with a de-worming schedule for dogs. That is something you would have to speak to ...
mat training9/9/2006
  Q: i have a bichon frise puppy (7 weeks), very playfull, but i have a problem, whenever i put him on ...
  A: Please speak to your vet about your puppy's illness. It is not normal for a puppy to get sick from ...
fearful dog9/8/2006
  Q: Charlie was found at 3 or 4 month old. Until he turned 1 year old he was the most outgoing, ...
  A: I just boarded a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Mix. It sounds like you need to work with a ...
Big Puppy male & 2 small female dogs9/6/2006
  Q: Yes have had dogs many years getting a 17 week old 40# Doberman puppy already have a 13 year old ...
  A: I can see that you truly love dogs and what a nice furry family you have! I am sorry for the delay ...
problem child!9/5/2006
  Q: my 6 month old staffy is still fouling in the house no matter how much we take him out,he poos for ...
  A: Sorry for the delay...we are having computer problems. When a dog is housebroken he never uses the ...
Agression9/2/2006
  Q: We have three large dogs, an Alsatian, a Rottweiler and a puppy from them. They seem to be lovely ...
  A: From the point of view of the sausage dog as well as the innocent cow who was terrorized, your dogs ...
behavorial issue9/1/2006
  Q: My husband and i got a 9 month old dog in december. When we got her she was already trained by her ...
  A: Sorry for the delay...we are having computer problems. When a dog is housebroken she never uses the ...
my dashund8/31/2006
  Q: my dog does not listen.he chews everyhting harrases the other dog we have. barks like crazy in a nut ...
  A: My best advice is to get a trainer/behavorist to work with you and show you how to take control of ...
separation anxiety8/30/2006
  Q: My dog is a 50lb lab mix. He is 13 yrs. old. We are leaving for vacation without him. Every time we ...
  A: I am curious as to what has been done for this dog's anxiety for the many years of his life? It ...
difficulty urinating8/28/2006
  Q: My dog is having difficulty urinating. I took him to a vet that informed me that he has a calcium ...
  A: I am sorry that I was unable to respond sooner but the message was somehow delayed on the internet. ...
dog behavior Q8/24/2006
  Q: I am writing to ask some advice in altering a very strange and annoying new behavioral problem my ...
  A: The first time that Reyna jumped at your bike was the best time to correct this behavior. Each time ...
Elderly Dog- holisitc treatment for bronchitis8/20/2006
  Q: my Golden Retriever mix, Lucky, who is about twelve years old, was diagnosed last year with a form ...
  A: Lucky. I apologize for the delay in answering. The weather has been interfering with access to the ...
BOXERS8/19/2006
  Q: We love our 9 month boxer and 6 month sharpei. Our boxer however has chewed EVERYTHING in sight ...
  A: Sorry for the delay...we've had some weather problems recently. Dogs that are under a year or even ...
how dogs get along8/13/2006
  Q: we have had a welsch corgi for about 6 months now and we recently purchased a golden retriever ...
  A: Sorry about the delay...I was having computer problems and couldn't get on line. There is a ...
Boarding8/11/2006
  Q: I got my dog for Christmas 2 years ago. I love her to death and really don't want to give her away. ...
  A: I think that you are wise to not give your dog up. This is a temporary situation and your dog is ...
dog behavior8/7/2006
  Q: my question is if i have a two year old pittbull and would like for it to live peacefully in a home ...
  A: The success of blending these animals rests on a lot of factors. You are familiar with your two ...
Socialization of rescue dogs7/12/2006
  Q: I have two Springer spaniels from rescues. I've had one (Casey) since Oct., 2004 who is ...
  A: I am most concerned about Casey and I implore you to reconsider sending him back into rescue. You ...
Counterconditioning and acepromazine7/10/2006
  Q: I have a rescue lab who is fearful of EVERYONE. During fireworks we put her on acepromazine and ...
  A: A dog who is genetically predisposed to general fearfulness, or a dog who was improperly socialized ...
behavioral problem7/9/2006
  Q: We tried even when we got him from a breeder which was probably when he ws like 4 months and tried ...
  A: It is important to understand that your dog has been repeating certain behavior for almost two years ...
allergies7/6/2006
  Q: I have two maltese dogs that are about 10 years old now. Lately the hair on their tails has been ...
  A: The first consideration should be both food allergies and thyroid disease. You might want to ...
Help! Petsitter interview expertise needed7/5/2006
  Q: What types of things should I ask a petsitter when trying to decide who can walk my dog 3 days a ...
  A: A good "pet care person"* is reliable, trustworthy and cares about your dog's welfare. He or she can ...
New Dog and already problems7/1/2006
  Q: We just adopted a new 7month old boarder collie/lab today and already having problems. We were doing ...
  A: There is a struggle going on for a new pack leader and it is taking a dangerous turn. It is ...
Dogs & Sleeping6/30/2006
  Q: i have a 5 year old pug named Mr. Pickles. he is a perfect dog except for one thing. he wakes up ...
  A: Pickles, your perfect pug. Mr. Pickles loves you so very much that he is willing to hold his pee ...
boxer pup6/27/2006
  Q: My question is why can I see her ribs? she has been wormed and up to date on all shots. She eats 3 ...
  A: Boxers are barrel chested dogs with large rib cages. Only your vet can tell you for sure if your ...
dog lifting leg in house6/20/2006
  Q: Ihave a large dog.A cross between a golden retriver and a rottie, and soe other breed. The problem ...
  A: So sorry for the delay but we have had cable problems in our area due to the excessive rain. ...
Bladder infection?6/17/2006
  Q: and thank you in advance for your help. We have a boxer-mix neutered dog, approx. 75 lbs, who seems ...
  A: Since there is no indication of his age I don't know if this might be an age related prostate issue, ...
boxer smell skin behavior6/14/2006
  Q: my baby 2yr old male theo a boxer smells so like a dog compaired to my bichon poodle.?the boxer also ...
  A: Your dog sounds like he is feeling miserable. Some of the symptoms you describe could easily stem ...
My dog is behaving strangely, why?6/14/2006
  Q: I recently went out of town and left my puppy, a eight month old terrier mix, in the kennel. He has ...
  A: Kennels are places I recommend against. They are extremely stressful experiences for dogs. Dog ...
Cortisone shots6/7/2006
  Q: I have a 4 months old puppy She has been coughing, vomiting, sniffing and sneezing, I’ve been giving ...
  A: Poor baby. This is what I have found out about this disease from 2nd chance.info website, written ...
barking at other dogs.6/6/2006
  Q: i have a labxcollie and every time i take him out walking and we meet other dogs he just barks all ...
  A: Labs are known to be late bloomers, not reaching full maturity sometimes until they are 3 yrs. old, ...
Dog paths6/4/2006
  Q: I have recently laid grass down, and had got to a stage where we can walk on it and also allow my ...
  A: Dogs are creatures of habit. Your dog has carved a familiar path for herself. This is something ...
Hairloss patches and red rashes6/2/2006
  Q: I am the Owner of a dog which looks like a golden retriever. I love her alot and she has never had ...
  A: I had answered your question awhile back but for some reason it didn't go through..they just sent it ...
dog walking5/30/2006
  Q: I have a 14 week old Black Lab Mix, that I am trying to train to walk on a leash. She doesn't mind ...
  A: Labs are known to be late bloomers, not reaching full maturity sometimes until they are 3 yrs. old, ...
New dog adopted from rescue5/29/2006
  Q: We adopted a 14 mo. cockapoo (BELLA) 4 weeks ago. We already had 2 senior cats and a 13 mo. old ...
  A: the new addition to your furry family. I am happy to hear that the relationship between Bella and ...
Bowel habits5/26/2006
  Q: Shelley, Our three year old dalmation blood hound mix has periodic bouts of constipation. The poor ...
  A: I am unclear as to what you are feeding your dog. Often, the quality of what goes is results in the ...
colds5/23/2006
  Q: If my dog has a wet nose, is that a symptom of a cold?
  A: A cold wet nose is good! Symptoms of illness to look for are yellow or green mucous, discharge from ...
Dog Depression5/22/2006
  Q: I am 10 weeks pregnant and my miniature Schnauzer s personality seems to be changing. He is my ...
  A: You must be very excited. The first thing I recommend is to get a full physical with a blood panel ...
pink eye in dogs5/15/2006
  Q: Our labradoodle has pink eye...again. This is the 2nd time. Should I worry that it's more than ...
  A: Gosh, I sure do love those Labradoodles! :) I have had great success with eye infections using Dr. ...
tea and dogs5/11/2006
  Q: My dog has discovered that she likes tea (just regular Lipton iced tea.) Is it safe for me to let ...
  A: My guess would be that green tea would be healthier for your dog (and you) than lipton tea. Sugar ...
TETANUS5/10/2006
  Q: MY 5 MTH OLD LAB HAS TETANUS HOWEVER I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT IT. HE IS ON ANTIBOTICS ,RELAXERS AND ...
  A: I received the following from a colleague who runs an alternative health clinic. I realize that her ...
older dog becoming aggressive5/9/2006
  Q: I have a nine year old male boxer. He is neutered. About a year and a half ago our female boxer ...
  A: One of the most common problems that dog owners email me about is a problem with their dog being dog ...
agresive jack russell terrier5/5/2006
  Q: I have a problem with my jack russell terrier, Jake. We have had him for 2 years and he is 2 years ...
  A: I am going to take you through several areas of possible explanation for aggression as well as ...
problems peeing5/3/2006
  Q: My Belgian Malinois Shephard Milana is having trouble peeing. She just tinkles a little. Even ...
  A: It would be my guess that your dog has a bladder infection but she really needs to be seen by a vet. ...
Why does my St Bernard somtimes become aggressive?5/1/2006
  Q: I have a 20mth old male St Bernard,i dont know why but for no reason at all he will bite with no ...
  A: Bernard. I am going to take you through several areas of possible explanation for aggression as ...
Remedy4/25/2006
  Q: I have a chiauchiau that is 6 years old. Male. he has his right eye red and irritated kind of ...
  A: They are one of my favorite breeds. There are numerous reasons for your precious munchkin's eye and ...
Housebroken Adopted Dog Indoor Peeing4/18/2006
  Q: We took home a dog last week that is a Katrina stray, up from Louisiana (we live in Minneapolis). ...
  A: I am sorry about the delay. For some reason your email ended up in the AOL spam folder and I just ...
growth on back leg4/16/2006
  Q: i want to know what could be the growth we found on the back leg of our small chiuuia dog she is ...
  A: They are wonderful dogs! It is impossible for me to determine what the nature of the growth is on ...
Re: Dog urinating on bed4/13/2006
  Q: I noticed your reply to a question about a dog urinating on the bed. I have 2 yr old German ...
  A: :) Please feel free to contact me regarding any follow up questions at: dogs@bednbiscuit.com ...
fruits4/10/2006
  Q: I saw some fruit ingredients in dog food: ginger, blueberries,cranberries,coconut,bananas, ...
  A: In reading the ingredients you listed, I am shocked that raisins were included in this food. I ...
my boxer dog throwing up4/9/2006
  Q: one night last week and one night this week my boxer threw up her food , she started off gaging and ...
  A: I would like to start by suggesting that a commercial food like Iams, has many undesirable ...
Litter or regular housebreaking for my 11 week boston4/4/2006
  Q: Please help! I have an 11 week old boston terrier girl I just got last week. I know I shouldn't ...
  A: There's no such thing as an almost housebroken dog. Either she is or she isn't. Saying a dog is ...
wall jumping dog3/31/2006
  Q: my dog is a pound puppy she is about 20 lbs and about 1 foot at the shoulders my back yard has a 6 ...
  A: Only once have I seen a dog jump a 6 ft wall. Your dog is pretty amazing. Have you considered ...
Adding a Basset to the family3/29/2006
  Q: We've always had bassets. We had two, but one died a couple of years ago. The one that is left is ...
  A: I am so pleased that you are opening your heart and home to another one and giving your dog a chance ...
constipation3/26/2006
  Q: What can you do to relieve constipation in a small 4 lb Papillon dog?
  A: Good Morning Fred! Thank you for writing to me about your darling Pap! They are absolutely ...
fighting females3/25/2006
  Q: I have three female dogs that have been living together for a few years now> My oldest is almost ...
  A: This is a very volatile sitution that needs to be seriously addressed. The verocity of the fight ...
Fleas on puppies3/23/2006
  Q: 24 hours ago we found an abandoned puppy in a park. We are, at this moment, waiting for our driver ...
  A: You are a sweet caring woman and bless you for taking this puppy in for medical care. Is there some ...
geriatric behaviors3/21/2006
  Q: Our dog is 55 lb., mixed male, 15 yes., generally ok health. I know dogs tend to sleep more with ...
  A: It is essential to have a full blood workup with you vet. It is impossible to know what is going on ...
Adding new dog3/18/2006
  Q: I have a female spayed lab retriever and a nuetered male jack russell terrier, I am planning on ...
  A: I would think that life would be easiest for all if you picked out a submissive female. I would ...
behaviour3/11/2006
  Q: My name is Gabriel (originally from Israel)  and I live in Sedona Az with my wife and dog Ram (short ...
  A: Firstly I want to apologize for the delay in answering your question. It didn't show up on the ...
dog problem3/6/2006
  Q: I have a serious problem with my dog who starts to bark exactly at 6am EVERY morning until we go ...
  A: The cure for her early morning barking is a citronella collar. When she barks, she will get a spray ...
leash training3/4/2006
  Q: A little over a week ago I resued a dog that had been hit by a car. He had been at our vet until ...
  A: Sorry about the delay as I threw my back out and wasn't able to sit at the computer. ...
Mothers3/2/2006
  Q: I have a boxer mix, both girls combined had a total of 19. The mothers are so skinny and the ...
  A: You are definitely asking the wrong person as I am completely against breeding, especially for a dog ...
Dog timid after fight2/26/2006
  Q: Greetings. We own 2 dogs, about 6 months apart in age, both females. Molly is a beagle-chow mix (18 ...
  A: I would urge you to have a full blood workup done by your vet. Pay particular attention to the ...
shit shu-poodle mix habits2/17/2006
  Q: Shelly, our 9 yr. old pooch,[Coco Puff], seems to love licking his paws [not pads!] often. He is ...
  A: I am assuming that the condition you described has begun recently. From your description, I can say ...
My Yorkie2/16/2006
  Q: My yorkie is 3 months old. He just started doing something really odd. When he is standing or ...
  A: The problem may be low blood sugar, or a congenital nervous situation. I would have it checked by a ...
Dog Nutrition2/8/2006
  Q: My dog's breath has recently smelled like Iron and her tongue is almost a rusty red color. Do you ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. We had some pretty bad weather here and lost power (no computer). Honestly, I ...
Health1/22/2006
  Q: My lab is 11 yrs old. His kidey levels are mod to high. My vet siad to bring him in hospital to ...
  A: In older dogs the symptoms of kidney disease can seem hard to distinguish from the general slowing ...
Bed wetter1/17/2006
  Q: We have a dog that is about a year old now. He is housebroken, but lately he has been having ...
  A: A young dog can sometimes backslide in housebreaking. When that happens, it is important to go back ...
Boosting a dog's confidence1/7/2006
  Q: Greetings. Please allow me to give you some background information on our dogs. We have a golden ...
  A: I have walked in your shoes regarding trying to deal with two opposite personalities in the same ...
Yourkie RE Training1/7/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old Yorkie that I am trying to RE train to doggy litter. I live in an apartment and ...
  A: The first thing I would recommend is taking your dog for a full physical workup with your vet. Not ...
Supplements for morning stiffness in our dog12/31/2005
  Q: Shelley Davis Hello, We have an eight year old golden retriever who is starting to show signs of ...
  A: The first thing that must be addressed is the possible presence of Lyme Disease. Have you tested ...
behavior12/12/2005
  Q: I have two St. Bernards. One male (Oliver) and one female (Daisy). They are both 7 and have been ...
  A: They sound like they have the perfect home and the perfect mommy! :) I wouldn't worry too much ...
Sudden change in behavior12/8/2005
  Q: I have two dogs: a 14 year old neutered male and a 7 year old non neutered male. They have lived ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in responding to your question, but I have been having computer problems. ...
Vicious dog next door12/4/2005
  Q: We have a vicious dog next door that keeps getting throught the fence and barking at me when I go in ...
  A: I apologize that it has been some time since you wrote but I have been having computer problems and ...
DOGS/ health12/1/2005
  Q: I have a med. size golden retriever mixed breed, he is about 10 years old and recently he seems to ...
  A: I am so sorry that it has taken this long to respond. Due to computer problems, I couldn't access ...
Autoimmune skin disease/pemphigus11/27/2005
  Q: While searching the web for advice, I found this site. After 4 months of vet visits and a lot of ...
  A: My heart goes out to you regarding her condition. My previous dog had an auto immune disease and I ...
Dogs and Music11/19/2005
  Q: Do you think certain types of music can appeal to dogs more than others?
  A: I am not an expert on music but I have seen classical music calm dogs in my care. Like plants, dogs ...
Hot Spots11/15/2005
  Q: I have a 3 yr old rottweiler that is prone to "hot spots." Can you tell me what causes hot spots, ...
  A: I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I have been experiencing computer problems. ...
My dogs recent howling11/9/2005
  Q: My dog has just turned 9 on 10/26/05, and I walk him about 3 times a week-these walks are 45 minutes ...
  A: I find your question to be fascinating as I have come across dogs in my boarding experience that ...
PUPPY PAD TRAINING11/8/2005
  Q: I have basically house broken my beagle basset mix(bagle.) Now I work and do not like the idea of ...
  A: Can you tell me if you are leaving food down for your puppy? If you are, then every time he eats, ...
abnormal urine color11/7/2005
  Q: I have a female bandoggee she's about 2 months old. today her urine was red like fruit punch was ...
  A: The red color in your dog's urine is likely blood, indicating a potentially serious, even life ...
Dog won't chew food11/6/2005
  Q: My dog always swallows her food whole and then chokes. She will also eat until she pukes, she just ...
  A: Some pets gulp an entire bowl of food down in a just a few seconds. This can cause stomach and ...
housetraining10/27/2005
  Q: I have a 3 yr old basett who has recently started peeing and pooping in the house again. Now that ...
  A: The first thing I would suggest is to have a full physical done by your vet and to discuss the ...
Dog at age 13 refuses to go outside10/26/2005
  Q: Our Curly coated ret. Chelsea now refuses to go outside to relieve herself. She will be 13 on Dec ...
  A: It is really difficult to say exactly what is going on with your dog. I would definitely start out ...
Hairloss patches10/23/2005
  Q: I am the new owner of a purebred miniature pinscher she is 15 weeks old now. Recentley we have ...
  A: Hairloss that occurs on the top of the dog and forms a triangle of hairloss, with the widest part of ...
Dog tries to kill cats10/22/2005
  Q: I am very concerned. I have just recently adopted a German Shepherd mix from the local SPCA. His ...
  A: I can hear your distress and concern for the safety of the neighborhood cats. Technically speaking, ...
dog aggression10/6/2005
  Q: I recently adopted Zoey, a year and a half old Pointer-Pit mix. She is only 35 lbs, and was kept in ...
  A: Zoey has had a very difficult life and it is wonderful that you have adopted her to offer her ...
Saint Bernard9/22/2005
  Q: I live in Raleigh NC. See I dont know what is causeing it, he isnt aggresive usually at all, he ...
  A: I am sorry that you were disappointed in the information I provided. I would have appreciated a ...
saint bernard behavior9/21/2005
  Q: I have a two year old male saint bernard who is neutured. I have four kids. He has been around kids ...
  A: Bernard. Aggression of any kind, especially when children are involved, is a very serious matter ...
Itching Lab9/17/2005
  Q: I received your reply that you have already answered my question once before; that would be ...
  A: Barbara, Please...do send your question again as well as waht the advice was that you received. I ...
High liver enzyme levels9/13/2005
  Q: I have a 12 year old mixed breed female dog, about 48 pounds, who went blind about a year ago. My ...
  A: Please forgive the delay in getting back to you. I have been focused on helping the animals ...
Medical Problem with Yorkie & Looking for Vet on Long Island, NY9/13/2005
  Q: I have a 2 year old Yorkshire Terrier. Ever since I got him (at 2 months old), he has had this ...
  A: Please forgive the length of time it has taken for me to get back to you. I have been focused on ...
Lab Itching!9/11/2005
  Q: My 2 year-old lab recently began coughing up white foamy stuff in the mornings; scratching his face, ...
  A: I am sorry for the delay in answering your questions. I have been focused on helping with the ...
Rescue dog + behavior issues9/8/2005
  Q: I am so glad I found this site - I have so many questions for you... My husband and I recently ...
  A: I would like to help you with the problems that you and Rocky are facing. #1. "His coat looks a ...
Dogs fighting9/3/2005
  Q: I have four dogs, all of who are un-castrated. They range in age from 5 to 2 years old. The second ...
  A: -Do you think castrating Rebel (or my youngest dog) would help correct the fighting? *There is ...
urinating on bed8/31/2005
  Q: I have a 14 month female chocolate lab, and a 2-year-old male Brittany.They have both been crate ...
  A: I just got a message from all experts...apparently my original response didn't go through..some kind ...
dog barking8/18/2005
  Q: I am desperately in need of help. My family and I rescued a dog in December. He is a 2 year old ...
  A: The first thing I always recommend is for your dog to have a full checkup at the vet's office to ...
My rescue pup7/25/2005
  Q: I have a 2 year old mix (coonhound/doberman/beagle mix), Bailie that I adopted from a local animals ...
  A: I will try to help. I apologize for taking so long to get back to you but my computer had a ...
hip problems7/14/2005
  Q: I live in Bolivia, I don´t have access to many vets, so I need advice to know what to do. I have a ...
  A: As a person who loves dogs, I understand your concerns and I wish that there was something magical I ...
dog behavior7/14/2005
  Q: i was just wondering if you have any tips on how to stop my dog from biting people when he wants to ...
  A: Biting and mouthing is common in young puppies and dogs especially in play and while teething. It's ...
Dog Getting Old7/12/2005
  Q: I can tell my dog is getting old. I noticed that she's losing her sight and her hearing. She keeps ...
  A: Sorry that it took awhile to get back to you...I've been having computer problems on this end. I am ...
seperation anxiety7/5/2005
  Q: I have a papillon that is 4 months and a half old. I believe he has seperation anxiety because a ...
  A: He must be adorable! I am sorry that it took awhile to get back to you. My computer crashed and it ...
ligament nutrition6/29/2005
  Q: What do you recommend for torn knee ligaments to help healing besides glucosamine?
  A: I do have some recommendations besides Glucosamine..however, in my opinion, one of the most ...
My dog has now a bacterial...6/28/2005
  Q: My dog has now a bacterial skin infection from scratching himself.I don't know what he is allergic ...
  A: Baths are great but the problem is from within. Have your vet run a full blood panel. Be certain ...
Correcting bad behavior6/22/2005
  Q: I have a 10 month old Keeshound that has been house trained for some time. Lately he has started ...
  A: I have a special place in my heart for northern breeds, having had several Samoyeds and Huskeys! ...
school project that is late6/13/2005
  Q: i understand if you are unable to answer homework questions but please please try. i've been ...
  A: I am sorry that you were rejected. I will try to help you. 1) What courses did you have to take ...
Hello, as you already know...6/10/2005
  Q: as you already know I have a 1 1/2 year old lab and a 7 month old jack russle terrier, the lab is ...
  A: In my opinion, based on over 20 years of experience, I believe that having two unneutered male dogs ...
Aggression6/3/2005
  Q: My four year old Cocker Spaniel is becoming very agressive. She growls, and yesterday when I told ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. I have had a computer melt down for the past ...
medical5/23/2005
  Q: i have dog which is a cross betweeen bernese moutain dog and something else which i am not awear of, ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...my computer crashed and I had to have it looked at and ...
Food for liver enzyme levels and thryroid condition5/19/2005
  Q: I have a 6 year old terrier mix who looks like an Irish Wolfhound. She went suddenly blind about 3 ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog's medical problems. It must have been extremely upsetting for ...
Doggie Day Care5/4/2005
  Q: I'm a writer working on a book about dogs. The company's website is www.hundredsofheads.com. Would ...
  A: Your message got cut off and I don't know where to post the permission to publish.. Can you email ...
Aggressive Behavior5/1/2005
  Q: I adopted a mixed breed dog (1/2 golden - 1/2 border collie) about 3 yrs. ago. For the first several ...
  A: I read the history you presented and I am picking up something that would indicate early warning ...
cedar chips4/11/2005
  Q: Our family will have a new puppy at the end of April. We have an area in our backyard that we want ...
  A: Congratulations on your new family member arriving this month! The best of luck! I have had ...
dog heat4/9/2005
  Q: My dog hasnt come into heat in over a year.Is there a way to "encourage"her into heat? She is only 3 ...
  A: I would urge you to have some medical tests run by your vet. Things to look for would be her ...
Dominant/Agressive Behavior4/3/2005
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year papillonX who recently has been demonstrating increasingly agressive behavior ...
  A: ) I would love to be able to offer a lot of suggestions but I am not an inter species aggresssion ...
puppy feedings3/17/2005
  Q: .. however i was wondering about missing link it says it causes weight gain... for dogs up to 20 lbs ...
  A: I just pushed "duplicate question"...please ignore that. I thought it was a computer error and then ...
puppy feedings3/16/2005
  Q: i was just wonder how much should you feed an almost 6 wk old pomeranian puppy that is weaned... we ...
  A: Did you get your puppy from a breeder or rescue? The breeder should be familiar with the protocol ...
Aggressive behaviour3/16/2005
  Q: First off, thank you in advance for your insight and advice. I have two resuce dogs (from a First ...
  A: Yours is a complex and serious problem. About 6 months ago, Cooper was moving into full bloom ...
Behaviour Problem3/5/2005
  Q: I have a problem, we have 3 dogs. Who sleep in bed with my husband and I. My daschund (who is 8) ...
  A: I am glad that you wrote to me because the problem that you are having with your cocker spaniel can ...
Behavior2/20/2005
  Q: I have a German short-hair Pointer, who is very stubborn. He is 1 and 1/2 years old and is ...
  A: Every time a dog does something the behavior is reinforced in his mind. So, in your dog's way of ...
2 Dog questions (behavioral and medical)2/1/2005
  Q: Question 1: My husband and I live in a 20 unit apartment building. Our unit is at the very front of ...
  A: Question #1: I am not the least surprised about your dog's ability to sense when your husband is ...
Labrador ear problems1/27/2005
  Q: .I am looking to find an alternative treatment to get rid of their ear infections/mites..i would ...
  A: I will try to help you and your darling Labs. Although it may not appear connected, I have found ...
Jack Russell1/20/2005
  Q: I just got a 7 week old Jack Russell for CHristmas and I canot control him. I have read books, ...
  A: I will try to help you with Jackson's housebreaking but I kind of need more information. I ...
Holistic Health12/29/2004
  Q: do you have any thoughts on natural substances that would help resolve or decrease the tumor that ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your plight with canine cancer of the bladder. Many of us have gone ...
My dog12/12/2004
  Q: My dog recently today ate a starch ornament of our christmas tree. I was wondering if that could ...
  A: As hard as we try to protect our puppies from danger, occassionally they manage to find trouble to ...
Unsocialized Puppy12/6/2004
  Q: I have a 7 and a half month old mini-pinshcer/chihuahua puppy named Bob. In his first 2 months of ...
  A: When dogs exhibit aggression it is time to get a skilled trainer to come into your home and work ...
Hey Shelly, My 3 year...11/20/2004
  Q: Hey Shelly, My 3 year old dog sadey has cancer and i would like to know what I can do to help ...
  A: My heart goes out to you. I have been in your shoes and I know the fear and frustration that a ...
my sherperd is 6 yrs old ,, she got jelly like cysts ?11/20/2004
  Q: i took my dogma.. (((cute Story ))) to her vet .. said to kee a eye ion it ,, if it gets bigger ,, ...
  A: Cysts generally are an indication that the body is trying to expel toxins that are located deeper ...
pooping blood11/16/2004
  Q: I have a pit bull and he has been sick for days now. He's been pooping out blood, hasn't been eating ...
  A: I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but run, don't walk with your dog to your vet immediately..ON ...
dog digs at carpet and walls10/28/2004
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 4 year old daschund. She is a terror. Whenever, I try to do anything ...
  A: I had answered your question the day it arrived in my email box, but allexperts is informing me that ...
Dog pension while on vacation10/22/2004
  Q: Any ideas on what I should be on the lookout for when I shop for a dog pension for my two dogs? My ...
  A: Can I assume that you live across the "big pond" from me? The only time I have heard boarding ...
pit bull shaking9/24/2004
  Q: I have a 2.5 year old pit who is very friendly to everyone she meets. In the last month she has been ...
  A: First I want to apologize for taking so long to get back to you. My computer crashed and then I ...
Skin irritations9/21/2004
  Q: My friend, who is internetless, has a pitbull mix approx. 1 1/2 yrs old that recently developed a ...
  A: Skin rashes can stem from a number of causes from food or environmental allergies to fleas, fungus, ...
My Min Pin is not eating9/11/2004
  Q: I got myself a Min pin, 6 weeks old going 7 weeks this mon. The breeder advised me to give his meal ...
  A: If your puppy is still not interested in food and if his poops are still green, I would strongly ...
herbal remedies8/27/2004
  Q: I would like to know what herbal or home remedies you have for dogs skin problems...sores that are ...
  A: Please forgive this delay in answering your question. My computer crashed and then I went on ...
golden retriever puppy8/26/2004
  Q: i have a 12 week old retiever puupy who has very dry white flaky skin. he also seems to be under ...
  A: Please forgive this delay in answering your question. My computer crashed and then I went on ...
Dog Scents...8/11/2004
  Q: I recently went to my aunt's funeral. My cousin told me the night they came back from the hospital ...
  A: Yours is indeed the most interesting question I have received since I began volunteering on this ...
Pitbull ear question....8/9/2004
  Q: my 7 month pitbull has been having alot of ear wax and buildup in his left ear now for a few weeks. ...
  A: Your 7 month old Pitbull must be absolutely adorable. Did you happen to notice his ear problem ...
Urine PH7/1/2004
  Q: I have a 5 month old intact male Doberman Pinscher. He presented with a bladder infection 2.5 weeks ...
  A: I am sorry that your puppy is having problems at such a tender age. The first thing to look at is ...
Healing Kidney's-Albuminen in urine5/10/2004
  Q: My "Weimaraner" has some kidney problems, we believe from the result of a neighbor poisoning her ...
  A: This is a very complicated situation. Firstly...there are too many "coincidences" and what I would ...
7-year old golden ret. acts like a bad puppy4/13/2004
  Q: Shelley, my golden falls down,throws herself at you or just pulls the leash until she chokes and ...
  A: "SIT" is the foundation for all obedience. All other commands, learning and control branch from this ...
Fertilizers/Pest control4/12/2004
  Q: We have three dogs and moved into a home where the lawn needs quite a bit of attention. We'd like ...
  A: You are right to be cautious even if a product read, "organic." The chances are that it is probably ...
Female boxer4/7/2004
  Q: Good afternoon, My girlfriend and I have a female boxer, just over 3 months old. She is very good ...
  A: AllExperts just informed me that your question got misplaced so today is the first time that I am ...

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