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Dogs/Questions Answered by Expert Susan Potts

SubjectDate Asked
Dog with red mange (2/10/2015
  Q: Can a dog with red mange be given brewers dried yeast formula tablets with garlic flavoring ??
  A: I won't give that to a dog with red mange Debbie. There are shampoos and medications that treat ...
Dead sea salt bath for dogs8/29/2014
  Q: My name is Laryn and I have a miniature pinscher that is 10 years old and has been having skin ...
  A: You should rinse the salt off your dog. You want to go holistic?, you need to try NuVet Plus ...
Could milk whiten my dogs fur?10/5/2013
  Q: My dog has a spot on his back that has discolored. It's irritated and the vet said unfortunately its ...
  A: Milk? Not sure why you mention milk. Are you giving him milk to drink? If so, dogs shouldn't been ...
not like her8/6/2013
  Q: I have a 6 lb Yorkie that is a rescue, we've had her about a year, and the vet thinks she's about 3 ...
  A: This is a sad situation. Our dogs need their nails trimmed and when they are terrified and scared ...
depression7/21/2013
  Q: I had two dogs, a labrador and pitbull for 12 years. My labrador died in a dog shelter three days ...
  A: So sorry to hear about your lab. Dogs do have a time of depression when their buddy is gone. I ...
dog grooming7/13/2013
  Q: How does someone become a dog groomer? I'm looking for a part time career that could turn into full ...
  A: I got into the business by starting out as a dog bather. If you have groomers around you that would ...
Feeding my dog6/23/2013
  Q: we are having feeding problems with our 2year old mix breed. He is 1/2 shihtzu, 1/4 bichon & 1/4 ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in writing. You are not alone in this. In fact, many times dogs that are given ...
Trimming Yorkies6/6/2013
  Q: I am trying to trim my Yorkies myself. How can I avoid that choppy look I am getting? Also, what ...
  A: I'm not sure what happened to my first response to you but here it is again. I like to use a comb ...
Sheep dog mix mats6/2/2013
  Q: I have always taken my mini sheep dog mix to a groomer but cannot afford it any more. I am a ...
  A: I love the Andis clippers. For that type of coat, you should get a Professional 2-speed clipper. ...
My yorkie5/11/2013
  Q: I had her groomed today & my groomer said that she has dry skin like dandruff. Any suggestions as ...
  A: As a groomer, I always suggest NuVet Plus for a daily nutrional supplement for dry skin. Safe to ...
Will my Pomeranian loose his hair4/18/2013
  Q: I have a 5 year old Pomeranian who gets skin infections every once in awhile. I cut hs hair to help ...
  A: My answer to you is NuVet Plus. This supplement will work to restore hair growth and boosts the ...
my dogs eating habit3/4/2013
  Q: it's been this way for awhile now but the pooping and it getting in her hair just started now my ...
  A: Because of it's freshness and quality it is only sold through the company. You can order by calling ...
Growth on my dog1/22/2013
  Q: My dog has been on antibiotics for 3 weeks to see if it will heal a growth on her shoulder. It ...
  A: So sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to you. What has your vet said? I can not say just on a ...
shish tzu and maltese gnawing at legs and paws1/19/2013
  Q: they both constantly gnawing and pulling at the hair on their legs and on the paws. Fleas are a ...
  A: There is a product you may like to try called http://www.nuvet.com/42299. Your dogs may be having ...
fur cutting12/29/2012
  Q: My brother took his blue merle collie to a groomer and when he went to pick him up they had cut off ...
  A: Yes, it will grow back. Did your brother ask for a trim? were there mats in the coat? There are ...
willpups hair grow back to original color10/28/2012
  Q: Ok so my shorkie is my first pup that requires grooming...i took him in to get a trim and they ...
  A: The puppy coat is always darker. In time, the hair will grow back as it was, however the color can ...
aprox 2 yr labrador10/23/2012
  Q: We adopted a Labrador retriever from a shelter Last week. She was fostered for about 4 months by a ...
  A: These are my opinions from experience. I copied your questions and gave you my response after. - ...
Lost of hair on Giant Schnauzer tail9/25/2012
  Q: My Giant Schnauzer (4 years old) has lost hair on his tail. His skin became black on that part of ...
  A: I sorry that has happened to your Schnauzer. I would first check for fleas and then if you see them ...
Nail grooming9/10/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old male Australian Kelpie who absolutely hates having his nails cut. He becomes ...
  A: I don't know of a OTC drug that will calm him down other then Benadryl which can cause drowsiness. ...
Salted Cashews?8/27/2012
  Q: My 8 week old pupppy has eaten a handful of salted cashews that have fallen on the floor, is this ...
  A: Your puppy should be fine. My dogs eat cashews with no problems. The salt may cause him to want to ...
My 4 yr old Shitsu seems depressed8/9/2012
  Q: I own a 4yr old Shiatsu. It's my daughter's dog. She recently got hr own apt in a basement. He It's ...
  A: Yes, sounds like he is. Dogs do get depressed when things change, especially when left alone or ...
Puppys v.s. adults8/3/2012
  Q: I'm 13 years old and am finally allowed to get my own dog! We have two dogs of our own, an nine year ...
  A: April, That is personal preference. All ages of dogs are special, it depends on what you put into ...
Gray, Wrinkled Skin/ Fleas6/19/2012
  Q: Susan, my dog has been scatching alot and has been receiving fleas alot lately. I've been wondering ...
  A: Oh Adrienne I know your pain. Fleas are so horrible to get rid of, it takes repeated steps of ...
Cocker Spaniel6/12/2012
  Q: My cocker spaniel Charlie has been losing hair. It started as a small spot on the neck and it ...
  A: It maybe an allergy, I have seen this on dogs over the years and I suggest NuVet Plus. ...
Shaving a Pomeranian5/26/2012
  Q: I have a few questions. Is my Pomeranian a double coated Dog or a single coated Dog? And do you ...
  A: Double coated and its your choice if you want to have her shaved. Many poms look great in a short ...
a dog bite5/7/2012
  Q: My son has a pit bull very well behaved and we just bought a new puppy he is a pit bull and they ...
  A: You should see your vet just to make sure. Puss is never a good thing. I can't speculate to what ...
Selecting a good dog food4/28/2012
  Q: I have found your website very helpful and was wondering if you could provide some direction for me ...
  A: After reviewing the food you mentioned, I find that it is a good one to try. Sounds like you have ...
Dog4/19/2012
  Q: Can I use Greenies instead of brushing my dogs teeth? She never lets me brush her teeth.. any ...
  A: I am not a big fan of Greenies. They should never be given without supervision. Greenies have a ...
type of food to feed my 9 wk. 2lb shih/poo4/9/2012
  Q: My puppy seems to have trouble chewing the puppy chow so I fed him some wet cat food which he ...
  A: The best canned food I know of is from http://www.pipschoice.com The dry kibble is small and can be ...
urine smell emergency2/5/2012
  Q: My name is Katie. I thought you might be able to answer this since your a groomer. I bought a ...
  A: BioDeodorizer gets rid of odors by digesting their sources. Safe for use on everything. Eliminates ...
some kind of died bug on dog1/22/2012
  Q: my pomernain has some very small black things in his hair they are very small and hard i dont know ...
  A: It's hard for me to say without seeing for myself. My quess would be that it may be flea dirt. To ...
Puppy growls at children1/14/2012
  Q: I took my 4 month old border collie, Schotzie to the park today and she nearly growled at every ...
  A: This is better addressed to a trainer, I'm a groomer and pet nutrition professional. I know that 4 ...
Split whiskers1/14/2012
  Q: I have a question about my girl, Karlie. Karlie is turning 2 years old, I adopted her last year ...
  A: In all the years I have been grooming dogs, I have never seen split whiskers. Are you saying they ...
Soon To Be Cockapoo Mommy12/29/2011
  Q: I am going to be adopting a Cockapoo puppy in the near future, but before I commit to taking the ...
  A: Congratulations on your soon to be pup. I think as far as brushes go, it's a personal preference. ...
dental care for dogs12/20/2011
  Q: I was wondering what dental care products toothpastes,dental sprays or gels do you think are safest ...
  A: I like the dental treats from pipschoice. The sprays are OK when used sparingly, but like you I'm ...
Parti Pomeranians12/17/2011
  Q: Is my Pomeranian a ``mismark`` Parti Pom? She has a white stripe down her chest.
  A: Brandy is sure cute. A parti-colored Pomeranian is when you have one with more than one coat color. ...
shedding12/1/2011
  Q: why do corgis dogs shed so much, and is there any foods, shampoos or oils that I can use to help ...
  A: The Welsh Corgi, being double-coated shed a lot that's a fact. They will generally shed their ...
Female Chihuahua dog with some issues11/12/2011
  Q: I have an 8 years old female Chihuahua that lately has been strugling with stairs. My backyard and ...
  A: I have just the right supplement for your little girl to try. Go to http://www.nuvet.com/42299 and ...
growth on leg11/6/2011
  Q: I have a min pin that has had a growth on her back left leg for a couple of years now. The problem ...
  A: So sorry to hear about your little girl. Well, I can't say if I think it's cancer. Your vet should ...
Black Pomeranian`s fur with a bit of red10/21/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old black Pomeranian. When we first got him at 6 months old, he had allot of red ...
  A: Are you talking about the hair color itself? Skin conditions and other health problems can cause ...
Yorkie hair9/13/2011
  Q: I have a yorkie puppy that has a problem with matted fur. I bathe him with puppy shampoo and ...
  A: Puppies have soft hair and it will mat up easily. I tell my customers to never bathe a dog until ...
I WANT MY SHIH TZU SLEEP WHEN GROOMING9/10/2011
  Q: Good day to you dear i have 8 months old shih tzu,i want him to be groomed by myself but when he see ...
  A: Check with your vet for a sedative. They should be able to give you a type that will still allow you ...
westie withred itchy bauld patches9/1/2011
  Q: my 13 year old westie has got bauld patches his hair came out when a wiz bathing him. its red and ...
  A: Sounds like your westie may have an allergy to something. I suggest you try Nuvet supplements. I ...
Shaving a Newfoundland8/1/2011
  Q: We have shaved our Newfie for the past 3 summers and her hair has always grown in normally. ...
  A: Shaving a coat such as a Newfies is risky. The fact that her coat grow back normal for the past 3 ...
Dog scratching7/14/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old long haired Dachshund that has just started scratching a lot. I put frontline on ...
  A: To answer your question, it is possible that he picked up a bug or two. Fleas are everywhere and it ...
Newfoundland coat4/8/2011
  Q: I have an adult newf and a 4 month old newf pup. The 4 month old LOVES water.....normal right, but ...
  A: I have to laugh, that's just the nature of the dog. Some dogs have a smell that is just hard to ...
my puppie..3/28/2011
  Q: My 7week old maltipoo has fleas that made her get sores.what can I do?
  A: Fleas are so awful! First make sure you get rid of the flea problem. Bathe her in an oatmeal based ...
Schnauzer having seizures3/22/2011
  Q: my soon to be 15 year old schnauzer has begun having seizures periodically (1-2 twice a week) What ...
  A: Sorry to hear this about your little girl. I would hold her, I believe it's better for the pet to ...
losing fur on tail3/9/2011
  Q: I have two eleven year old shiz tzus. Both have had vets checks and everything checked out fine. ...
  A: Yes, It may be a deficiency. I always suggest pets be on a supplement no matter what they are fed. ...
Elderly Lab3/6/2011
  Q: I am babysitting my son's elderly black Labrador Retriever while he is overseas on vacation. The ...
  A: That is so sad to hear. Yes, I can help. Do Shardik a great favor and put him on Life's Abundance ...
soiling at my boyfriend's house2/16/2011
  Q: I have had my wire-haired fox terrier for 2 years. He is a rescue so little is known of his past. ...
  A: I have heard of this type of behavior before. Sounds like your dog is having a problem with your ...
My Beagle's Greasy Coat2/6/2011
  Q: My 5 year old beagle is suddenly getting a smelly, oily, greasy coat. My family and I have no ideas ...
  A: I would first make sure there is no medical condition going on with your dog. Next, bathing may ...
Standard Poodle aggression toward other dogs on runs1/29/2011
  Q: I have 2 standard Poodles which I have had since they were 9 weeks old. My oldest 14 months old was ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the attacks on your dog. That is something dogs don't soon forget. I would ...
min pin food1/20/2011
  Q: I have a min pin and she is 1 year old now and weighs 6 lbs. I was feeding her Bil Jack, but found ...
  A: 1/2 cup of day is the right amount for a 6# dog. Although Blue is a better food than what you were ...
Collie Coat1/16/2011
  Q: What, if any, is the difference in the coat of a neutered rough collie as opposed to an intact rough ...
  A: In a healthy dog whether neutered or not should not have any difference in coat condition. If there ...
dog odor12/14/2010
  Q: Please tell me what I can do for the odor my dog has which smells like "old, stinky cheese"!! I ...
  A: There are some good deodorizer shampoo's that work for a little while. The "stinky cheese" smell is ...
yorkie-poo hair12/14/2010
  Q: When we got a yorkie-poo his hair was soft, and full, long, He is now a 1 1/2 years and his hair is ...
  A: Yes, it is normal for a coat to change. However, it should not be thin. I would suggest a healthy ...
Dog's hurt leg11/23/2010
  Q: My husband opened the bathroom door without realizing that our dog had his foot under the door. Now ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your dog and his injured foot. I am in no means an expert on injuries, so my ...
small worm found?11/11/2010
  Q: I just got a yorkshire terrier. He is almost 6 months old. I noticed a few days ago he was dragging ...
  A: Yes, sounds like you will need to take your puppy in for a deworming. This is common in some young ...
corgi nutrition10/28/2010
  Q: i have 2 pembrokes that i feed eucanuba dachshund formula because it was recommended for long dogs. ...
  A: There is one food that is made for all breeds, sizes, ages and yes, shapes. It is called Life's ...
Eyes10/26/2010
  Q: we just recently purchased a shih-tzu puppy from the pound. He is 8 months old. I was wondering ...
  A: Young dogs also can have the brown under and around their eyes, what you need to do is clean around ...
removing dog saliva10/25/2010
  Q: I have a coat that looks and feels like suede but is actually 100% polyester. It is machine ...
  A: I would like to think you can use any spray-on fabric cleaner. Now if there is an odor I suggest the ...
Dog Not Chewing10/23/2010
  Q: I have a Havanese. She used to chew bones and toys all the time. When she stopped her teeth ...
  A: I have the thing for you. Healthy teeth and gums are an important consideration for your dog’s ...
Shedding Shih Tzu9/28/2010
  Q: It was my understanding that the Shih Tzu does not shed. My 10 month old has been shedding for the ...
  A: Shedding like this can be caused by allergies, weakened immune system, diseases or taking ...
Skin and Coat Problems9/24/2010
  Q: I have 2 2yr old cockapoos. I am having a very difficult time with their skin and coat. Their coat ...
  A: The food may very well be the problem and putting vegetable oil on the food is not recommended. ...
puppy food9/20/2010
  Q: What to feed the puppy if you don't know what type of food he started with . Thanks
  A: You can't go wrong with Life's Abundance Puppy/Adult kibble. I am happy to give you the website for ...
broken nail9/19/2010
  Q: our pit bull somehow broke one of his nails. what should we do?
  A: If it's not bleeding and or your dog does not seem to be affected by it, you don't need to do ...
Dog Grooming8/27/2010
  Q: I've read aloe Vera is poisonous to dogs yet it's in many grooming products. Is it safe externally? ...
  A: Aloe Vera is safe for pets as well as people. The Aloe plant has been used for medicinal purposes ...
Dog breathe8/20/2010
  Q: I am half an ameature for dogs, so I don't know everything I want to know how to cure a bad case of ...
  A: To start, check your food that you are feeding. I suggest a high quality food - Life's Abundance is ...
My vet extracted 4 teeth from my Cavalier8/19/2010
  Q: I took my Cavalier to the vet due to her smelly mouth. He showed me a double rooted tooth that was ...
  A: Yes, I agree with your vet. The breeder should have seen the bite problem and not told you that the ...
avoiding peoples voices8/9/2010
  Q: We have only had her for about 5 days and when you call her name or say anything she won't even look ...
  A: A 10 week old puppy has a lot on their minds with all the activity around them. However it seems ...
American eskimoe8/1/2010
  Q: About 2.5 months ago we took our male Eskimoe to be groomed. We have him some what shaved in the ...
  A: Sorry to hear this. Have you had this kind of clip before and the hair grew back? I have never ...
bathing7/20/2010
  Q: We have a about 10 year old border collie mix who has a hard time with fleas extreme this time of ...
  A: I just wrote an article about fleas, yes they are bad and very hard to get rid of once they are in ...
chocolate labrador7/19/2010
  Q: I have an 11 month old Lab and i was just wondering what are the shedding period. He started to shed ...
  A: Labs shed just about all year long. Summer and fall are heavy shedding times. Brushing daily will ...
Feels Hot at touch.7/15/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini pinscher, only puppy. With all vaccines and is house trainned. He lives ...
  A: I am a professional groomer and handle many dogs and I think sometimes dogs do feel hot. Why they ...
My Alsation dosn't like other dogs :(7/14/2010
  Q: i Bought my Alsation from the dogs home , they say she is 6 years old but the perviosue owner no ...
  A: The Alsatian Dog is also known by the other names of the German Shepherd Dog and the Deutscher ...
food for chihuahuas7/13/2010
  Q: I was using Timberwolf wild and natural however shipping cost have gone sky high, Now I am looking ...
  A: Even though my food that I use is mail delivered too, you may want to check into it. There is a cost ...
sheep shears on extremely matted dog?7/10/2010
  Q: I have an enormous white dog who was dropped at my house with fine EXTREMELY matted hair, she seems ...
  A: That is so sad when dogs get this way. They do feel miserable so we need to help them feel better. ...
puppy food7/8/2010
  Q: After reading your great article on dog food, I wonder if you have any input on the Trader Joe's ...
  A: I don't like the Trader Joe brand as it has ingredients that have no use in a dog's diet. The Bench ...
epsom salt bath for dogs7/7/2010
  Q: When soaking my dog in a epsom salt bath, should I wash with shampoo after or let the salt water dry ...
  A: Combine two cups of Epsom salts with a half cup of baby oil and add to warm bath water. Bath your ...
Thin Hair on my Morkie's ears7/6/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old Yorkie/Maltese mix. He has very thin (or very short hair/peach fuzz)on the ...
  A: It sounds like your Morkie is lacking something in his system. I suggest you put him on NuVet Plus ...
10 week old Pitbull Pup7/6/2010
  Q: What is a HEALTHY and SAFE way to bulk up a pitbull and at what age can you start doing that? We've ...
  A: Every dog benefits from eating a healthy food that is full of all the nutrients to build a strong ...
bladder problems6/28/2010
  Q: every night when i come home she pees when she sees me when she is really excited she pees. she has ...
  A: Sounds like your pup is just happy to see you. Dogs sometimes urinate when they get excited and it ...
Husky Problems6/24/2010
  Q: I have a problem with my husky. Its female and she is well behaved. I want to know way shampoo I can ...
  A: You can buy a shampoo that is formulated for white dogs, it's a purple colored shampoo. The ...
dog illness6/21/2010
  Q: I have a beagle whos stools are black her coat is turning black not eating or drinking and when she ...
  A: Sorry to hear your beagle is ill. I am not a vet so I can't say if it's a sign of organ failure or ...
Sore on my dogs foot6/17/2010
  Q: I have a 7-year-old rottweiler that has a sore on the top of his foot by his "ankle." It started ...
  A: Is this sore red and oozing? If so, you need to have a vet check it out. Dogs will lick a wound ...
Elderly Shih Tzu6/16/2010
  Q: Freddy, a neutered male Shih Tzu, 13 years old, is the beloved pet of my 90 year old lady friend, ...
  A: You are a very good friend to try to help with Freddy. I think it may be that Freddy has some ...
My Pit Bull6/12/2010
  Q: i have a one year old pit bull. He is a handful but we love him to death, but he has some really bad ...
  A: Dogs will have skin problems if they are allergic to foods, and things in their environment. I ...
joint health supplements6/9/2010
  Q: I have a 75lbs rottie/boxer mix. She turned 2 last October. I have heard that larger dogs have more ...
  A: I only recommend NuVet Plus from NuVet Labs and Agility from Life's Abundance. I personally have ...
My Dog6/6/2010
  Q: I was wondering if my dog's menstral cycle seems heavier this time then any other, should I take her ...
  A: I think you should contact your vet and let them know about the bleeding. He may want to check your ...
my dog do not eat adequte food6/6/2010
  Q: helo, i have a nine month old female dog, presently her body buildup is good, but it is because she ...
  A: You need to get a good dog food and give her just that. No milk, not good for dogs. Call NuVet Labs ...
Husky Under weight6/6/2010
  Q: Good evening, My question is towards my siberian husky who seems to be drastically losing weight ...
  A: I will try to help you. Some dogs have a high metabolism and tend to not put weight on. You did ...
Dog grooming6/4/2010
  Q: We have a 2 year old malti-poo that we need grooming info on. we can only afford to get her groomed ...
  A: Once a month is the usual time for grooming on a dog like yours. I think the groomer should tell ...
My pomeranian was shaved!!!5/25/2010
  Q: I would like to know if there are any problems that may occur from having your Pomeranian shaved all ...
  A: First thing you would want to do is speak with the groomer that did your dog. Ask how bad the ...
shedding5/13/2010
  Q: I have a long haired Chihuahua that I like to keep indoors, but she sheds. Someone told me that ...
  A: Shedding is a natural cycle in every pet's life. There is no one cure, but it can be helped. One of ...
Recommended dog food5/11/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old pit bull and I want to know what food would be good for him so he can get both ...
  A: I recommend only one food. It's the freshest and delivered right to your door. Check out ...
worried5/6/2010
  Q: my dog is a 12 lb mix breed. yesterday he started limping on his right front paw. he would put some ...
  A: How long is hard to say for sure. Use the pumpkin a few times a day and watch for a change in ...
Wounded Tail4/25/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month male yorkie that was given to me by a lady who is a breeder but a friend of the ...
  A: How sad! Put an antibiotic like Neosporin ointment on several times a day. Wrap the wound in some ...
My beautiful dog is not so pretty4/24/2010
  Q: I have a wonderful American Bulldog named Ashaunna, some say part pit, that is so good and smart. My ...
  A: Sorry you are having all this problem with your dog. It sounds like you have tried a lot of things ...
Your unhelpful reply4/23/2010
  Q: I would like to know if I ask a question and you cannot answer, then why say it is not your ...
  A: Your question was Does giving calcium to male dogs cause leaching of phosphorus from the bones, ...
Food and Tear Stains4/20/2010
  Q: I have an english bulldog who is now 7+ months old. When I got him from the breeder he was 4 months ...
  A: It most likely is the food switch. There are many factors that can play a part in dogs having ...
broken nails4/13/2010
  Q: I have a Staffie that has fairly large nails (compared to our collie) but they are always splitting ...
  A: Poor nail growth and splitting can also be related to poor nutrition, especially lack of minerals ...
dog food and hives4/13/2010
  Q: My dog is a 3ish year old beagle basset mix, and we have been trying to find a food to fit him and ...
  A: Yes, I can help. Your little dog is most likely allergic to poor ingredients in most store bought ...
My poodles won't eat4/5/2010
  Q: I have a toy poodle,9 years old and a Miniature poodle,10 years old. I am trying to get them on ...
  A: I have a great dry food in mind for you to try. There are so many wonderful testimonials about ...
Male sperm potency4/5/2010
  Q: How old is a male puppy when its sperm is potent? We have two Jack Russells and our female, Molly, ...
  A: At that age, yes. If you do breed your dogs, please make sure that you are doing it for all the ...
Shaving my pomeranian3/30/2010
  Q: I adopted a pom from a shelter last summer. He was a stray to the shelter and when they picked him ...
  A: Your pom did grow his hair back just fine? Well then, it should again. We use clippers to shave the ...
Dog Clippers3/29/2010
  Q: ) i have a shih tzu and a maltese. i have had the hardest time finding a good set of clippers for my ...
  A: I like the Andis clippers. The two speed is a good one to try, just be sure you are purchasing the ...
Shearing a Collie3/23/2010
  Q: I just read a Q&A about a person that had a older Collie and didn't want to take it to a groomer ...
  A: Yes, the combs will determine the length of the hair being cut. On Collie's the hair is thick so ...
Naughty Bandit3/12/2010
  Q: Bandit is doing great on his Nuvet & Nujoint. However, I can't get him to let me trim his nails. He ...
  A: So nice to hear from you. I am glad bandit is loving his NuVet, it's great to know a product like ...
Yorkie not eating3/11/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month yorkie she is not eating her food. We have tried the dry dog food that the breeder ...
  A: I have a great food at my website that you can try. I don't know of any dog yet that has not loved ...
dog not pooping and shes puking3/10/2010
  Q: my dog is barely pooping she only poops a little tiny drop of poop and it seems like she has a hard ...
  A: It could be stress, some dogs get very upset when their owners are away. As for the problem, have ...
weird noises from my dog's stomach3/9/2010
  Q: my puppy cocker spaniel will be 1 year old in May of this year and his stomach has been making these ...
  A: When the digestive tract becomes hyperactive, it can make various rumbling and growling sounds ...
my dog3/8/2010
  Q: my dog is 6 months we got it from my dads friend shes very scared and is scared of anything.My ...
  A: I'm going to try to help you with your situation. Dogs that are scared needs to be handled in a ...
white bump on chihuahuas paw3/3/2010
  Q: my dog twilight she is a Chihuahua she has a bump that is round and looks white on her front toe on ...
  A: It sounds like it could be an inter digital cyst… NuVet works wonders for them! Give them a try and ...
GS puppy ears2/27/2010
  Q: we have a 6.5 mos old show dog German shepherd puppy from Germany. his ears r not standing yet but ...
  A: No, it's not to late for the ears to stand. I have known dogs to perk their ears up all of a sudden. ...
NOT EATING2/25/2010
  Q: MY DOG KOKO, SHE HAS KIDNEYS STONES AND SHE IS ON CLAVAMOX AMOXICILLIN, SHE SEEN HER DR. ON TUESDAY ...
  A: I just was given this testimony. I think you may want to try this product. "A Miracle" Our 2 yr ...
Sore on bottom lip2/23/2010
  Q: One of my dogs has a sore on her bottom lip. i'm not really sure what it is or if i should be ...
  A: I just learned that NuVet Plus works wonders on these sores. call 1800-474-7044 use 42299 to save on ...
diarrhea followed by constipation2/10/2010
  Q: Day 1: runny stools followed by diarrhea Day 2: frequent attempts to poop with very little runny ...
  A: Have you changed foods lately? You should consult with your vet about this as it may be something ...
Does my dog have aear infection???2/6/2010
  Q: I have a 5 month old mini schnauzer for the past 3-4 day he has been yelping every time we touch his ...
  A: If your vet didn't see any signs and there is no bad smell I would think that it is not do to an ear ...
Glucosamine Chondroitin2/4/2010
  Q: I have a nine year old golden retriever who is starting to develop soreness and stifness in his ...
  A: I would skip the supplements you are giving your dog and get some that are indeed formulated for ...
My dog has pink eye2/3/2010
  Q: I believe my dog has pink eye. My 4 year old son had pink eye recently. Two questions, is it ...
  A: I am sorry that I will not be able to give you an answer to your questions. I am not a vet so I ...
saliva stains on a white coat2/1/2010
  Q: How do you get rid of saliva stains on a white coat and what is the best dog shampoo for whitening a ...
  A: Saliva stains are caused by licking and that needs to be address. Usually an allergy is the reason ...
ear infections1/31/2010
  Q: I have a standard poodle (Harley), She is constantly battling ear infections. I am the one who does ...
  A: As you know Standard Poodles are prone to ear infections due to the growth of hair inside their ear ...
Very fussy Eater1/28/2010
  Q: I recently rescued a stray Jack Russell, I took him to the vets and got him checked over and got him ...
  A: That is a real problem. Sometimes adding a little peanut butter to the food may help. Perhaps ...
housebreaking a yorkie1/27/2010
  Q: We have a 5 month old precious yorkie. We haven't had but one other inside dog which was also a ...
  A: Does she have a little toy she likes to play with that squeaks? If so, take and hang it by a small ...
7 yr old Black Lab gets funky smell1/12/2010
  Q: Our dog Diesel is just over 7, and occasionally gets a "funks" stink to him. He is very active and ...
  A: It sounds like you need to ditch the collar and buy a new one. The oils and dander from your pet ...
Question about dog grooming1/11/2010
  Q: I went to hair styling school and was wondering if that would be any help to me in this field? Also ...
  A: That's great. Grooming dogs is of course very different than doing human hair, but that fact you ...
Hair color change1/8/2010
  Q: Susan, I have a Yorkie that is 5 and a half years old. She just had surgery in September to close a ...
  A: I do know that surgery will cause this to happen, why? I am not sure. I do know that it will ...
potty training1/7/2010
  Q: I have a 11 month Shim-poor and he still pees and poops on my rugs. we have a big fenced in yard and ...
  A: Sounds like you tried what I would have suggested. How about using a indoor potty? Go to my ...
care for my dog1/5/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old pyr hybrid, will it hurt to mix a tiny bit of bacon grease with her dog food ...
  A: Yes, please don't give bacon grease to your dog. There are better tasty treats to give such as ...
rescue dog1/3/2010
  Q: we have recently adopted an american staffordshire terrior from a rescue. He is blue in color except ...
  A: The pinkish skin color on the face is normal in these dogs if they are mostly white. The American ...
pecking order1/2/2010
  Q: we have 2 staffs one is male he is 4yrs and a female she is 9mths they have started fighting, what ...
  A: It's odd that a male will fight with a younger female. You can try to keep them apart and only have ...
Cocker Spaniel with GREEN STINKY EAR problems1/1/2010
  Q: I just bathed my granddaughter's dog while she is away on Christmas vacation. He has the stinky, ...
  A: Cockers are pone to ear problems, but the green stuff does not sound good. He should probably be ...
brushing12/31/2009
  Q: i have an 8 yr old sheltie who use to let me brush her some, but has never liked it much, but know ...
  A: First - is there a reason she is upset, perhaps she has some arthritis or another medical condition ...
Dog12/30/2009
  Q: I have a 10 yr old Brussels Griffon ( I think he is 10 I actually got him at the humane society so I ...
  A: He may be just letting you know that he needs to potty more often. Dogs that age can not hold ...
Nail clipping, when the dog doesn't like it.12/27/2009
  Q: I used to work in a pet store, and had to clip the nails of the puppies, but now I'm having a ...
  A: Yes, try a grinder. Some dogs will not tolerate a nail clipper, but will be fine with a grinder. If ...
Dog Weight Loss12/22/2009
  Q: I have a 11 year old Dacshund. Over the last year he has lost an incredible amount of weight. ...
  A: Yes, it can be because of his age that he in thinning down. Add a bit of rice or potato to his diet ...
feeding my japenese akita12/21/2009
  Q: i have tryed near everything with my dog she is 15 months old i only got her a week ago i have tryed ...
  A: I don't know what types of dog food you have in Germany, but you can search out a premium dog food ...
itching12/16/2009
  Q: I have a weimareiner and he is the grey/blue color, he has major skin problems. he itches ...
  A: I know a product that you need to get for your Weimaraner. I know a Weimaraner breeder that works ...
Glucosamine Chondroitin12/15/2009
  Q: I am trying to bake my own Glucosamine Chondroitin Dog cookies. Any suggestions? (ie, what form to ...
  A: You are ambitious, I just buy them already made for my dogs. I am not to sure about making cookies ...
Poodle with Red Paws12/13/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year poodle name Charlie :) We have noticed over the past few weeks that his paws and ...
  A: Yes, there are some things to do. This sounds like a food allergy to me. I am not a vet so I am ...
Itching12/11/2009
  Q: I have a 7 year old Jack Russell. A few weeks ago we found fleas on him. We took him to our ...
  A: Flea bite dermatitis can be very irritating to some pets, however there are some things you can do ...
My puppy layla and peeing when she gets excited12/2/2009
  Q: My puppy is about 6 months old and when she get over excited or scared she starts peeing. I have ...
  A: Puppies do get excited a lot and sometimes it spills over to adulthood. Some training tips for you ...
Boxer dog - best food11/28/2009
  Q: We have a boxer dog who is 4 ever since we can remember he has had skin problems. We have it ...
  A: I am sorry that I can not give a good answer, I am not familiar with pet foods in the UK. I would ...
Using sulfur for dog's itchy skin11/28/2009
  Q: Susan Potts, How much "Sulphur USP Sublimed Powder" should I mix with how much vaseline to put on ...
  A: I was researching this for you and I find that buying a sulphur shampoo that is made for dogs is ...
puppys tail hair falls off11/27/2009
  Q: what if you have a pomeranian mixed with Chihuahua mixed with papillon. and you have two weeks old ...
  A: Sounds like your puppy needs a supplement to boost the immune system so the skin and coat can repair ...
Puppies or Dogs11/20/2009
  Q: 1. What do I used to brush my dog or puppy's teeth beside tootbrush and still make it clean? 2. Can ...
  A: Don't waste your money on Hartz products, they just don't work. Best is Frontline - you need to ...
My Male Pitbull Year 1/2 Old11/20/2009
  Q: I live in a hotel in FL, and i dont have a backyard to frequently let my dog bubba out, and i raised ...
  A: Peeing on the bed is a sign of discontent. He is telling you that he needs more time with you. I ...
food & grooming tips for 11 yr S. husky/wolf11/19/2009
  Q: I've picked up a S. Husky/wolf (1/4) female from the pound. She is 11 yrs old and a little ...
  A: Bless you heart for adopting and eleven year old with some health issues. Most people pass these ...
possessive dog11/19/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old poodle, she is a very sweet dog, but lately she has been charging at anybody who ...
  A: I have seen this same behavior in a dog I had years ago. I am not a behavior expert so I am not ...
dog11/16/2009
  Q: wot food is best for my pregnant akita
  A: I not sure what foods are in the UK. You can go to the website www.pipschoice.com and click on ...
ear11/15/2009
  Q: My dog, a yellow lab who is three, was out hunting and he got sticky mud in his ear. we washed his ...
  A: Yes, there is NuVet Plus supplements. These are all natural and they are an immune system builder. ...
Smelly dog ears11/14/2009
  Q: My Yellow Lab has smelly ears,been told by vet she has yeast infection. Meds very costly every ...
  A: Yeast infections need to by treated with anti-fungal meds, however there are some preventive ...
puppy food11/11/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old weimer. We have been feeding him Eukanuba for Large Breeds. I read somewhere ...
  A: Proctor & Gamble is the company that makes Eukanuba, this is also the company that manufactures Air ...
sore11/6/2009
  Q: My 9 year old cocker has a nasty sore on the left side of his mouth. He keeps rubbing his face on ...
  A: First, Have you taken him to see a vet? There may be something that needs to be addressed medically. ...
white and tan shitzu11/4/2009
  Q: I have a 3 yearold male shitzu with skin allergies. The allergies are being treated but his fur has ...
  A: This discoloration is caused by your Shih Tzu's saliva. Saliva contain small amounts of pigments ...
schnauzer temper11/4/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old schnauzer and a 3 year old pug, both male The schnauzer keeps atttacking the ...
  A: It sounds that your schnauzer just doesn't like the pug. I'm sorry I don't have much to offer in ...
lab puppy teeth11/2/2009
  Q: Our 5 month old lab is losing her puppy teeth. I noticed she still has both sets of her front teeth ...
  A: It is normal for some of the puppy teeth to stay in as the adult teeth come down. However they ...
my fights10/27/2009
  Q: why does my min pin fight on my other dog which is a shih tzu mix? and can she kill him?
  A: Why a dog fights with another can be for many reasons. Is there issues with territory?, food?, ...
Bleaching10/26/2009
  Q: Ill like to start whitening this area before it gets worst and obviously without harming my little ...
  A: The brown stains on can be clipped away by your groomer if you have one. The hair will grow back ...
Will three dogs get along in the same household?10/25/2009
  Q: We have a 2 yr old female spayed G. Shepherd and are planning to adopt another female shepherd, 1 ...
  A: Sure, there is no reason why 3 dogs shouldn't get along with one another. I suggest you spend time ...
Hello10/22/2009
  Q: I am planning to buy either a Maltese or a Shih Tzu puppy, and am confused with making the right ...
  A: I think they are both great little dogs. As far as training goes, the more you work, the better and ...
de-shedding tool10/19/2009
  Q: I have a shedding labradoodle. A groomer advised I purchase a de-shedding tool. She is partial to ...
  A: The Coat-King by Mars strips out a lot of hair. It works by quickly and easily removing loose hair, ...
Green Tea Extract Safe?10/19/2009
  Q: Is it safe to give my Golden a Green Tea Extract once a day (considering that Green Tea prevent ...
  A: I would not give a dog something that is not made for them. The caffeine in the extract is also to ...
My 8 month od pit bull has something like a rash, is there anything I can do?10/17/2009
  Q: Since my dog was 15 weeks old she has had spots on stomach. As she has older, it has spread onto her ...
  A: I am glad you had her looked at by a vet, at least he didn't think it was anything to be to ...
Biting at himself10/16/2009
  Q: My 1 year old Rotti Deziel is biting at himself alot just above his tail. Their doesnt seem to be ...
  A: He may have an allergy that is causing him to bite. Yes, there is something you can try. I ...
Wont eat dry dog/or any dog food10/16/2009
  Q: I have a pom who is just over 1 yr old. I brought her when she was 8wks old. She used to eat dry ...
  A: I would buy the food you want her to eat and be persistent. Dogs that were given table scraps for a ...
itching and barking10/15/2009
  Q: i have a 10yr old Jack Russell. he is getting worse and worse for barking, he barks when you leave ...
  A: I hear your frustration, barking can be an annoyance. First, I would see if there is a medical ...
How do I groom my mixed breed terrier?10/14/2009
  Q: I recently rescued a wonderful russell terrier mix. He is about 2 years old. They say he is mixed ...
  A: Congratulations and good for you to rescue a little dog in need. OK, on grooming him. One of the ...
hair loss10/11/2009
  Q: My 8 year old pit bull and mastiff mix boy is losing his hair on his ribs and back area when I pet ...
  A: What I recommend you to do is get a bottle of NuVet Plus supplements and give two a day, if he is ...
DOG PADS10/10/2009
  Q: I HAVE A SEVEN YEAR OLD HUSKY AND FOR ABOUT THE PAST MONTH HE HAS BEEN KNUCKLING OVER AND HIS LEGS ...
  A: Yes, it's normal for a dog to have soft pads, dogs will slip on hardwood floors because of it. ...
puppy aggression towards adults mealtimes10/8/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old german shephard and she is a laid back dog. Excellent behavior. We currently ...
  A: Your new German Shepherd puppy is acting this way because he had competition in the past, litter ...
Food10/8/2009
  Q: I was just wondering if Eukanuba is REALLY the best food for my dog? She's a 7 month old puppy and ...
  A: I don't like the ingredients that are in Eukanuba. These are listed first: Chicken, Chicken ...
bad haircut10/7/2009
  Q: We just had our 6 month old yorkie groomed professionally for the first time today. We asked the ...
  A: If she explained about mats then she must have checked your Yorkie out and saw that the mats were to ...
dog grooming - cocker spaniel10/6/2009
  Q: I have a Wahl dog clipper and have the standard size 10 but also bought myself a Size 4. I realise ...
  A: A 4 finishing blade is fine for a cocker clip. To get that smooth look, first bathe your dog and ...
hair loss under tail10/4/2009
  Q: Good Morning. Nine days ago I took our 9 year old, male, neutered, 110 pound, no previous health ...
  A: I can not speculate on what could be wrong because I am not a veterinarian. When ever there is ...
anal glands sore after expressing10/3/2009
  Q: I have a cocker spaniel i just had groomed yesterday. i asked the groomer if she could express his ...
  A: OK, there is a debate over whether a groomer should or shouldn't express anal glands. If done right ...
grooming clippers10/2/2009
  Q: I have used an Oster A-5 clipper for over 15 years on my springers. The blade drags through the ...
  A: I also used an Oster clipper for many years, I now use a Super 2 Speed Model AGC 2. The Andis Super ...
yorkie's change in hair color10/2/2009
  Q: Why did my Yorkie's hair color change?From a light brown face with an all black body at eight wks to ...
  A: Yorkshire Terriers do have a color change in their coats as they age. Many go from a dark ...
question9/30/2009
  Q: what is the best food u can feed a pregnant pug n snacks
  A: Canidae, Life's Abundance, Innova are very good foods to try. There are many others and I'm not ...
Dog food9/30/2009
  Q: I have a 6 yr old chihuahua I adopted, she weighs 6 lbs. I have been feeding her Science Diet but ...
  A: My person opinion about Science Diet is that it is not a good food. Many pet professionals ...
about my dog9/24/2009
  Q: how much should a 10 week old pitbull weigh and what should i feed him
  A: I am not an expert on Pit bull's so I can't tell you about the weight of a 10 week old. As to what ...
yorkie9/22/2009
  Q: thanks
  A: The Yorkie's coat is like hair rather than fur and their coat is constantly growing. A Yorkie's ...
Dogs9/22/2009
  Q: 1. Can you give e a lists of small dogs that does not shed? 2. When adopting or getting a dog what ...
  A: Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, West Highland Terrier, Bichon Frise, Poodles, Italian ...
Dogs9/22/2009
  Q: 1. Tell me what can be great or the benefits that one can get from adoption center of a dog versus ...
  A: It's all about personal preference. Adopting a pet is great for both the animal and you. Buying or ...
Can Diet cause tempory color change in Dalmations?9/14/2009
  Q: I like this web site. I have a 16 year old Dalmation, male, non-neutered. About four or five times ...
  A: I have seen this before in white dogs and your vet is right, it may be something in his diet that ...
Raw diet9/13/2009
  Q: I have recently put my 11yr old yorkie on a raw diet after finding out she has a mild heart murmur ...
  A: Yes, I do. When feeding a raw diet or any diet for that matter, using a supplement is vital for ...
Dog eating lizards9/13/2009
  Q: I recently acquired a Pom. My first dog and he is now 6 mths. He has changed my life completely. I ...
  A: I am sorry that I can't give you an answer to your question. I don't know enough about reptiles to ...
dog part wolf/husky/sheperd9/11/2009
  Q: i put her in a heavy gauge kennel and she chewed the wires 4 of them off and got out and open my ...
  A: While training is not really my expertise, I can give you some suggestions. A wolf/dog hybrid is ...
concerned9/9/2009
  Q: I have a 3mo. old Boston terrier, i noticed a little bump on his head a few days ago, no concern. ...
  A: Not to alarm you, but did you check for fleas? Fleas are in the yards and just about everywhere ...
dogs9/6/2009
  Q: we have just gotten a golden retriever puppy, and school is starting soon. She is fourteen weeks ...
  A: Dogs that are indoors with people are better social companions than pets left outside. Your parents ...
need advice on my dane9/3/2009
  Q: okay well i have a 1.5 year old merel male great dane. he has a rash on his belly and chest and now ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian so I can't even speculate. My suggestion is to get him to your vet and have ...
Sick Dog9/2/2009
  Q: I have a mixed breed dog. He is 9 years old. Over the past month he has had rapid weight loss and ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your sick dog. I am not a vet and can't even speculate what could be wrong with ...
loss of hair9/2/2009
  Q: I have a 10 mo. old Great Pyrenees. I don't brush him everyday, but periodically, like a couple of ...
  A: Actually, it is the right time of year. Great Pyrenees are heavy shedders and the back leg area is ...
dog food9/1/2009
  Q: My dog is picky...1yo Chi/Pug Female..14lbs.. Which food is better Natural Balance food rolls ( Lamb ...
  A: After reviewing both products, I find that Nature's Recipe would be the better choice. It lists it's ...

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I am a professional dog groomer and can help you with your dog's grooming needs. I also love to study pet foods and can help you with choosing a good food for your pet. Nutrition by supplements for health is also a topic I enjoy talking about.

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Over 17 years for professional dog and cat grooming. Nearly five year combined of studying pet health and nutrition. Four plus years as an independent field representative with Flint River Ranch pet food and three plus years as a representative in the HealthyPetNet business featuring Life's Abundance dog and cat food, treats, vitamins and grooming care products. Over two years as a distributor for NuVet Plus pet supplements. Teaching clients and giving nutritional support to help with their pet's well being. Owner of Spotts Grooming and Holistic Pet

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The Healthy Dog, Spotts Dog Care

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On the job training as a brusher/bather for one year. Basic groomer for three years. Certificate groomer from Groom Expo 2004 Home studies of Groomer In A box and continuing education at groom expos through out the country.

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17 years of grooming clients, Pet food and supplement customers through out the United States and Canada

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