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Dogs/Questions Answered by Expert Melissa Wiser

SubjectDate Asked
Separation Anxiety?11/11/2010
  Q: i have owned a german shepard/lab mix for two years. I believe he has separation anxiety. Anytime ...
  A: Trevor; It may be separation anxiety....I would consider giving him more time with another ...
male dogs11/1/2010
  Q: when do male dogs drop there testicles
  A: Billy; I like to see them come down by 8 weeks! If they do not, I don't consider them stud ...
undecsended testicle10/30/2010
  Q: i have a 13 week german shephard puppy and only 1 testicle id decended the vet said they can feel ...
  A: Anne; This dog should be re taken to the Vet in a month. If the testicle is not down, he is a "Crypt ...
Chorkie9/24/2010
  Q: ummm we have a chorkie her name is Bella and she had puppies a week ago and is still bleeding!! is ...
  A: Just had a litter of Danes!! Two weeks ago, she is still bleeding as well....normal if it is not ...
Fluffy9/17/2010
  Q: I was wondering about holistic medicine for my 16 1/2 yr old Shih Tzu which she was diagnosed has ...
  A: I was just recommending the "Holistic" diet to another lady....www.BESTBREED.com, And call them to ...
Labrador Puppies Losing hair around eyes.9/14/2010
  Q: I have two female labrador puppies, @ 2 months old. A Black and a Yellow. The Black has been ...
  A: Just had 12 Great Dane Puppies over the last few days!!! Sorry to be tardy. Yes, there are two ...
dog urinating9/6/2010
  Q: my 2 year old boston terrier has been urinating on the couch and digging there. she urinated on our ...
  A: Kelle; It may be a bit of both....I would have her checked out for sure, to rule out the medical ...
Getting my first dog. Help!8/30/2010
  Q: Hey, Recently my mother has decided that to try and fill the empty feeling in the house, we should ...
  A: I am happy to hear that you are thinking ahead! Before you buy a dog...you will need to figure out ...
Getting a second dog8/27/2010
  Q: We have a Pug/Boston terrier mix named Ellie May. She is 4 yrs. old. We would like a playmate for ...
  A: A Yorkie works well in most environments, and will adapt well with your other Pug Boston mix! Yes, ...
Ridgeback8/5/2010
  Q: My Ridgeback is a cross with Bull Mastiff, but is mostly Ridge. She is 4 years old and is great with ...
  A: It is a bit late in life for her...I would try to get a dog that she dislikes to sleep face to face ...
Dog won't go outside alone - new behavior8/1/2010
  Q: I have a 10 1/2 yr old Corgi who loves the outdoors but will rarely stay outside alone. She doesn't ...
  A: I think it sounds like she is a very smart dog indeed! Once they learn a pattern, they don't forget. ...
Jumping7/29/2010
  Q: I just got an American Bulldog Mix. He is a wonderful dog without a mean bone in his body. Because ...
  A: Derrick; Both of your issues begin with time...and constant working with your issues. The first one, ...
exercise7/22/2010
  Q: I have a 10 yr old mastiff/boxer mix, about 80 lbs. Is he able to go on 30 minute walks? He is ...
  A: Jenny; Walking for large breeds can be a "Hazard", due to the pounding...but, if he is already 10 ...
newborn puppies7/22/2010
  Q: This is our bitch's 3rd litter.. She had 6 puppies on 7/20... Well this morning we discovered two of ...
  A: Brooke; Sorry, have been out of town! You probably are fine by now...but, they don't have to eat the ...
My year old lab biting problems7/19/2010
  Q: I have a one year old chocolate lab. We have had him since he was a puppy. My question is that he ...
  A: Paul; Yes, you are going to need to get him into an "Obedience" class...he is now becoming an adult ...
Large dog with possible poison ivy7/18/2010
  Q: My poor dog has led a rough life to date. Survived parvo that brought on skin mites due to low ...
  A: He may be suffering from Skin Allergies...as you mentioned he has a systemic immune diffency. This ...
soft stool7/17/2010
  Q: My 12 year old Shetland Sheepdog, Lacie Anne is having eating problems. She has stopped liking hard ...
  A: Sandra; I would get her wormed, and tested for either Coccidia or Giardia! These are two parasites ...
reintroducing 2 dogs7/14/2010
  Q: I have 2 dogs that got along really good. On the 4th of July the youngest ran away from the ...
  A: Just give them time, Pam...it must have been a trauma to them both...with the separation! You can ...
New Female Chihuahua with resident male Chihuahua7/10/2010
  Q: I have had my male Chi, Hamlet, since February. He will be a year old in November. He has been a ...
  A: Carly; It could be a number of things from being scared from the changes, to being in a "Pack" ...
One of my dogs keeps peeing on the bed7/8/2010
  Q: We have 3 dogs. The oldest is a 2 and half year old male - cross between a Yorkshire and a Shitzu. ...
  A: Most small breeds are very difficult to potty train! It has to be from when they are young...at this ...
dogs pooing on pavement and driveways7/8/2010
  Q: how do i stop my dogs from pooing on the pavement and driveways. I've tried granules called stop ...
  A: Taunie; The only way I know is to put them in a fenced yard, and keep them completely away from that ...
Bitch Behavior after Birth7/1/2010
  Q: My bitch, Daisy, just gave birth to her first litter almost a week ago. She was wonderful with them ...
  A: She needs to be checked just in case for any infection....but, it can be attributed to a case of ...
rash6/29/2010
  Q: My English Bulldog has rashes that pop up like little soars some the size of a nickle than they ...
  A: Michael; It is time to have her tested at the vet for any immune issues, and have them check for any ...
Dogs and an Expecting Mother6/28/2010
  Q: I hope you can help me out. I have a three year old female Shitzu. She is an inside dog that has ...
  A: Michael; There is no doubt that your Shitzu is smart! She is sensing some changes in your ...
My dog refuses to run6/25/2010
  Q: I own a one year old pitbull terrier and he refuses to run whenever I take him out, he only walks ...
  A: Jose; This dog could be suffering from some "Arthritic" pain, or from diet changes which effect the ...
Potty Training, How to Get Him to Tell Me When he Needs Out6/24/2010
  Q: My puppy is a Chorkie (Chihuahua/Yorkie mix)and is just about 11 months old, and even though he is ...
  A: A lot of small breeds are virtually "impossible" to Potty train, unless you are constantly with them ...
Older dog angry6/23/2010
  Q: A year ago I brought a new Maltese puppy into my house. My Maltese of 3 years was not thrilled but ...
  A: This is not uncommon with new Pets added into the equation... I would crate them nose to nose at ...
10 week old puppy chewing up everything6/17/2010
  Q: I just got a 10 week old Dachshund puppy last Saturday. I think she is still adjusting, I doubt it ...
  A: Amy; Keep her in an "Exercise" pen or secure area while she is growing....using the "Classic" Potty ...
dogs6/11/2010
  Q: We have a minature pincher has sore on back of neck itching and fur loss. But it is also spreading ...
  A: That sounds like "Mange" Kim. You will need to have the dogs taken to the vet for some skin ...
Yorkie Training6/8/2010
  Q: In recent weeks she has begun pooping all over the house even on the couch. I have never had this ...
  A: Natasha; I know all about this, as I have Yorkies too! Some are "Impossible" to stop! They have a ...
Nuetered6/6/2010
  Q: I have a 6 yr old male Pit Bull Is it safe for me to get him fixed at his age. He has been breed 4 ...
  A: As far as the age for doing an operation, your Vet will have to be consulted first to see how his ...
Pregnant?6/1/2010
  Q: Our bitch went into heat and we thought she got pregnant but are not sure now. It's been 63 day. Her ...
  A: Hannah; If you have not had any puppies by now, then your female is considered "False pregnant". ...
after giving birth5/30/2010
  Q: why is my chihuahua not leaving her puppies to go eat or have some water and could there be ...
  A: Darlene; With the holiday, I was unable to get back with you earlier...but, the dog should be eating ...
Chihuahua aggression??5/27/2010
  Q: We have a 9 year old female spayed Lhasa Apso and recently bought an 8 week old male chihuahua home. ...
  A: Some smaller breeds are very territorial. So, I feel that you did the right thing by returning the ...
Behavior Question5/25/2010
  Q: I have a rescue dog (Border Collie), she was from Oklahoma Border Collie Rescue in 2009, nearly 100 ...
  A: Patricia; This is a difficult answer to give indeed, cause she sounds like a great dog, but, has ...
Jack Rat Terrier5/25/2010
  Q: My daughter has left her 1 1/2 yr.old neutered male with me. He was never house-broken or given any ...
  A: Sounds like you are at the "End of your Rope"...but, nothing is impossible...just time consuming! ...
Dog pooping in house5/24/2010
  Q: I just adopted a 9-10 month old dog from a rescue after losing my 2 older dogs in the last 5 months, ...
  A: Yes, it sounds like there is jealousy in your equation! I would take the two together, and train ...
dog socialisation5/24/2010
  Q: i have two 8 year old male bichon freise X silky terriers. They seem to be petrified of any other ...
  A: Trish; You will need to take the dogs to a "Socialization" class...as the word means to "Socialize"! ...
adopted puppy and my 3yr old Aussie not getting along.5/23/2010
  Q: My husband and I recently adopted a 5 month female-spayed lab mix. When we brought her home, we ...
  A: Nicole, Again, it sounds like a "Jealousy" issue! The older dog, has its feelings hurt...and yes, ...
Hyper sensitive and new puppy5/19/2010
  Q: I have a standard poodle who barks at everything, she is hyper sensitive to her environment and ...
  A: Mandy; The best thing to do is to get your pup and your adult to a Class! Even though you live in a ...
two male rat-tierrer mix5/18/2010
  Q: I have a dog that we adopted, his name is Peety. It has been a year now. I adopted another male dog ...
  A: Nelda; When there are two of the same sex, it always happens that one will want to dominate the ...
Dog5/17/2010
  Q: We are wanting another dog but we aren't sure if one dog is better then two?
  A: Alli; One dog at a time is the key to successful raising and training of your new Pet! If the one ...
Housebreaking an older dog - in an apartment.5/16/2010
  Q: This is quite a problem. I just adopted a 6 year old beagle who has been confined most of her life ...
  A: Lauren; I have previously answered this type of problem, in many different emails... But, I will ...
puppy behavior5/11/2010
  Q: My husband and I have had our golden doodle Lucy for 2 years (wonderful dog!) and last year rescued ...
  A: When you get a group of dogs together, they form their own "Pack", thus a "pecking order" starts! ...
Dog stopping on Walks5/10/2010
  Q: I would like to know if you could give me some insight as to what you would attribute my dog ...
  A: He could be tired, and suffering from Arthritis, as an X ray won't show that! Or, he could just be ...
Dog not urinating5/9/2010
  Q: Yesterday my 98 pound American Akita was hit by a car - his back right leg is broken - upper limb. ...
  A: Cynthia; He needs to go back to the VET asap! He may be shutting done...in renal failure! You could ...
Ear Crop5/6/2010
  Q: I have an eight week old female pitbull. I'm very sentimental over animals so I feel bad in wanting ...
  A: Any kind of Ear crop in my opinion is seriously "PAINFUL"! I am not a believer in it, unless it is a ...
puppy chihuahua biting owner5/3/2010
  Q: I have a 6 month old female chihuahua and a 9 year old male chihuahua. I had a 16 year old ...
  A: I would be concerned for sure! This is a sign of things to come...so, get to an obedience class or ...
Training aged Boxer.5/1/2010
  Q: My Boxer bitch is an year old. She has not been properly trained when she was younger. She doesn't ...
  A: Anything is possible, with much time and patience...is it probable?? Well, that is not for me to ...
Chewing Things Up4/30/2010
  Q: My mini schnauzer is 1 yr. Topper loves stuffed animals but can't keep them b/c he chews the ...
  A: Linda; It is simple for attention! Some dogs are so smart, they rather get "Negative" reinforcement ...
Barking4/29/2010
  Q: I have two bichon frise puppies and every day when i leave the house they start to bark and howl. I ...
  A: Have you tried the Interactive toy, from Kong that you can stuff with peanut butter and biscuits? I ...
potty training4/28/2010
  Q: Your question was Lily is a 3 mos. old beagle she refuses to go outside to do her business we live ...
  A: Joyce; This is a computer generated response. The Answer is on the previous answered questions about ...
Dog's obsession with rocks4/26/2010
  Q: My dog has an obsession with rocks. She will pick them up, carry them around, drag them around with ...
  A: Todd; Some dogs have toys of different things that they get into. Rocks are probably something she ...
AND GRANDSON MAKES 44/25/2010
  Q: I'm writing on behalf of my in-laws. They have a new grandson, my nephew, and it seems to have upset ...
  A: I would recommend that you go to a Specific Behavior specialist, to see exactly what is happening in ...
re: your response4/24/2010
  Q: I sent you a question last week regarding my 2-year-old Izze who has suddenly been unable to be left ...
  A: I have given the answer in previous potty training, with an almost duplicate situation. You need to ...
housebreaking 1 yr old cockapoo4/24/2010
  Q: We have a 1 yr old male cockapoo, we are having a hard time breaking him from pooping in the house ...
  A: No neutering him, will not stop this problem. You will need to get him to a training specialist in ...
staff pregnancy4/21/2010
  Q: how can i tell if my staff is pregnant?she mated with another male staff for approx 10 mins!are ...
  A: Swelling of breasts, appetite loss, ie: Morning sickness; Also, mood changes, somewhat like a human, ...
Bonding w/ my new dog4/20/2010
  Q: My husband and I recently adopted a 15 mos (est. age) lab/pit mix from the humane society. We have ...
  A: Michelle; Although I know you are going to be worried, you need to go on your trip! The best option ...
my 7 month old dog i just adopted will not go to the bathroom outside4/19/2010
  Q: I adopted a 7 month old lab mix from the pound she is amazingly paper trained! so far she goes on ...
  A: I understand this problem, I have one doing it right now I just adopted, it is very difficult to get ...
Dog urinating4/17/2010
  Q: My son has a boxer that was house trained. This dog never urinated in the house until his girlfriend ...
  A: Teresa; Yes, when dogs are in heat the males are driven to "Mark their Territory"! They will ...
My Rat Terrier4/17/2010
  Q: I have a 1 year old rat terrier and she's the best. She's very hyper and sweet. The only problem ...
  A: She probably has some habit from her puppy days, and now it is instilled in her to carry them ...
peeing and pooping in house when lefted alone.4/16/2010
  Q: i have a 4 year old maltee-poo. we have only had her four about 6 months. lately everytime we leave ...
  A: I have given several answers to this same problem in prior questions...please look them up about ...
potty training4/9/2010
  Q: have 2 shih tzu's (sisters) they are a little over 4 mo. old. One is housebroken but the other ...
  A: Since you mentioned she is the "Runt", she may have some development issues! You should take her to ...
my pit bull's ears4/5/2010
  Q: i have a blue pitbull who will be a year in August. But recently his ears have started to bother ...
  A: There are a few ear problems that mimic each other! Anywhere from Fungus, to a plain scratch that ...
Bald Elbows?4/4/2010
  Q: I was just wondering if you know what is wrong if a dog's elbows go bald, I have 3 dogs, a ...
  A: I will give you the first answer, but, it doesn't mean it is correct. They are sitting on a hard ...
Dogs paw4/3/2010
  Q: I have a 9 year old yellow lab that has a werid patch inbetween her toes on her paw. It looks almost ...
  A: When in doubt, always safer than sorry...without my being able to see it, I am in the dark. So, I ...
toilet training4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: It sounds like she is having a very bad reaction to the vaccinations you gave her! I would take her ...
Dog Urinating3/30/2010
  Q: Ms. Wiser, and thanks for volunteering to field questions! This is NOT a question about ...
  A: Sometimes dogs do use this kind of "Behavior" for Attention getting! I am sure she is able to keep ...
my dog chews everything inside the house3/27/2010
  Q: i have a 8 mths old dog, she is a mixture of husky samoyan and labrador.she is impossible and chews ...
  A: You must give her more "Outside" time! She is a Large dog with lots of drive..she is bored. So, set ...
2 year old puggle (housebreaking)3/26/2010
  Q: I have a puggle that is about 2 years old now. I have always kept him in a crate when I am not ...
  A: Some small breeds are almost if not "Impossible" to Potty train.. I would keep him in a Exercise ...
Dog's hind leg3/25/2010
  Q: My dog is 10, and just recently stopped jumping up on the couch or anything else as he was ...
  A: Absolutely, this can be a sign of "Arthritis"...and any other bone degeneration.. I would put him on ...
Behaviour3/24/2010
  Q: I have 3 golden cocker spaniels. One female and 2 males. The oldest male sometimes bite people when ...
  A: Some people don't believe that "Behavior" traits are genetic! I absolutely do!!! This dog needs more ...
dog, breasts, two plump but no milk3/20/2010
  Q: The very two bottom (closest to butt) are nice an plump and hanging but I can not seem to squeeze ...
  A: Colin; She may have "Mastitis " in which will need to see a VET. Please have her checked, as an ...
pregnancy in females3/19/2010
  Q: I was wondering at what point in the pregnancy you start to feel the puppies moving around ?
  A: Sometimes you never feel them moving around...but, sometimes you see them moving! They start to look ...
weird dog behavior3/15/2010
  Q: my dog is 9 years old and even when she was a puppy we never had any problems with her chewing ...
  A: Usually dogs act differently, when there is something new in their "Equation"! Did something change ...
Puppy/Dog Biting Habit3/14/2010
  Q: i have a German Shepherd puppy for about 6 months now, and he's 7 months old and has a biting habit. ...
  A: Brandon; This kind of Behavior is a true example of "German Shepherd Prey Drive"!! You will need to ...
Puppy Problems3/14/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month old yorkiepoo puppy who is very affectionate and playful. For the first few months ...
  A: Natasha; While she has been sick, the role reversal has changed where she was in the environment too ...
housebreaking my 10wk old Lhasapoo3/10/2010
  Q: I am having a hard time housebreaking my puppy and also getting her to use the bathroom outside, ...
  A: Theresa; The answer is simple do not let her back in until she "Potty's" outside!! Make sure you ...
new dog agressive with husband3/7/2010
  Q: what can we do. he might have been abused by a man. he will go to my husband and let him pet him ...
  A: Jackie; This is going to be a very "Slow" process...because of the abuse, and when a dog is that ...
pug3/7/2010
  Q: Believe one placenta did not come out but now she still discharging little black icky stuff is this ...
  A: Miriam; She needs to go in asap! The discharge is a sign of a Placenta being retained, and this will ...
dogs3/6/2010
  Q: i have a 4 month old rottweiler.. how can i train him to not go to the bathroom in the house while ...
  A: Rottweilers are slow growing! They don't mature until they are two years old...while they are ...
my dogs pregnancy3/5/2010
  Q: my dog produced milk today about how long untill she begins labor
  A: Dogs can actually start producing milk up to two weeks before they deliver...not common, but ...
laping/licking/me3/4/2010
  Q: I have a street dog I took in when it was about 6-9 months old. We've had her for about 18months. ...
  A: It is obvious Glenn, that your dog loves you!! This is their sign of affection. So, if you are not ...
Infected Bumps on Lower Lip 9 y/o Cocker Mix2/28/2010
  Q: My 9 year old cocker/husky mix has been rubbing her face on the carpet and scratching at the sides ...
  A: Yes, she sounds like she is getting some kind of bacterial infection may be from the rawhides??? It ...
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: First of all Hakan; All genetics are different, but, usually it takes the dog until they stop ...
Vaccines!!2/23/2010
  Q: I have a 15 months old pomeranian, I bought her last march, she had her dhppc vaccine, and her ...
  A: Serene; The only way to know with the Rabies vaccine is to find out what type of vaccine she was ...
coat colour as indicator of health2/20/2010
  Q: I am looking to purchase a toy or miniature poodle and have been talking to various ...
  A: What you are probably hearing about is the fact that the Black gene will be the most dominant, and ...
elderly chocolate lab2/20/2010
  Q: I inherited my brother's 12 year old chocolate lab in October 2009 when my brother passed away here ...
  A: When a older dog is moved into a new environment, it is truly traumatic! Especially since he is ...
aggression2/19/2010
  Q: i hope you can help me, if a male and female are aggressive, do their puppies have to turn out to be ...
  A: there are two main factors for dog aggressiveness; one, genetics, and two, socialization! I would ...
2 Yr old male pomeranian2/18/2010
  Q: I have a 2 yr old male pomeranian. He is losing his hair all across his back and hind legs. The skin ...
  A: We have had no internet due to weather.. He sounds like he could have mange, but, for sure, he needs ...
Dog behavior2/16/2010
  Q: I have a slightly embarrassing question to ask about my dog. He is about four years old, a neutered ...
  A: All dogs will hump even females as a sign of dominancy....so, I feel he is remembering something in ...
NEW DOG OLD DOG BARKING2/15/2010
  Q: I HAVE A SHIU-POO 6YEARS OLD BENJI & WE GOT ANOTHER PUPPY A PUGANEESE. I HAD THE PUPPY ABOUT A MONTH ...
  A: Elaine; I would hire someone to take care of him while you are recooperating, or send him to ...
anus intestine comes out2/12/2010
  Q: My puppy was fine this morning, but when I come from work I saw she was restless and it seems she ...
  A: Genetics are part of this equation, it just may be a coincidence that the symptoms come out when ...
Which breed should we get?2/11/2010
  Q: my husband and I are considering adopting a puppy from the shelter. We live in a high rise and the ...
  A: I am not a fan of "Rescuing" a dog! As there are many pitfalls indeed! The dogs are in the position ...
Frequent Urination2/10/2010
  Q: We have a male puppy, he is about six months old. He urinates frequently. He can hold it and not ...
  A: Did you neuter him? This is a marking trait, and this will not stop until he is fixed for sure. ...
Puppy House Training2/8/2010
  Q: I have a 13wk Cairn Terrier Pup and she tends to wee at least every 15 mins. She was paper trained ...
  A: Maria; She may be holding it, as she is confused to where she is and where her "Potty Area" is. I ...
Crate Training a Puppy2/8/2010
  Q: My family is getting a 8 wk old Vizsla in April. We are planning on crate training it with a crate ...
  A: Absolutely, don't keep him in a crate that long..yes, you will teach him that is his area to ...
Acknowledgement of New born not Toddler Son2/8/2010
  Q: I have a Maltese that is 13 years old that I have had since he was 4 years old. When I got pregnant ...
  A: Yes, you have reason to be concerned...but, at this age, the dog has formed his temperament. So, the ...
puppy born with three toes?2/5/2010
  Q: i purchased a yorkshire terrier akc registered for 500 dollars took her to the vet had her checked ...
  A: Jina; Yes, this is a genetic defect! Although you paid $500. I would not consider that price a Full ...
Sleep2/4/2010
  Q: We have 2 high strung Jack Russells that we love very much. They sleep in a kennel and I get up ...
  A: You are going to have to see if they can sleep through the night It will be next to impossible, but, ...
new pup with sick dog2/2/2010
  Q: We are getting a new puppy in a couple days, our 7 yr old llewellen setter has cancer in his mouth ...
  A: Actually, we have found, that older dogs and sick dogs are spurred by new puppies in their lives! It ...
jealousy2/1/2010
  Q: Why are Boxers so jealous? What can I do to eliminate this problem toward my other dog. They use to ...
  A: Sara; They are bred for Drive! So, they will be protective of the ones they love!!! I would ...
recently adopted1/31/2010
  Q: We have recently adopted a Chinese crested powder puff. He was with a woman who was very vague ...
  A: sounds really sad! My heart goes out to you and the dog!!! Be ready to go through a lot, as rescuing ...
Great Dane1/28/2010
  Q: I have recently purchased a ten week old male Great Dane. When he first came home he was very laid ...
  A: This dog is really young, and you are asking a lot from him...you may be scaring him! I would let ...
Puppy sleeping1/27/2010
  Q: Once night he slept in my room and ever since that he wont sleep downstairs, he cries and barks ...
  A: Well this is not going to be easy...you have taught him the finer things in life...he will be very ...
knee pain1/26/2010
  Q: i have a 2 yr old teacup chihuahua 2.4 lbs. she was born w/dislocated knee caps. (per vet.) shes ...
  A: Sorry to hear about this! I would put her on a glucosomine med right away with chrondrotin and msn ...
Aggression towards sick dog1/25/2010
  Q: We have a 6 year old Sheltie Mix (Sasha) and a 4 year old lab mix (Jewels) both rescues, both as ...
  A: I would definitely take her to get checked out on that Medication! This would be a real key to what ...
Dog growls at son1/23/2010
  Q: We went to adopt a rescued southern dog 10 mth-old shepherd mix last night. They couldn't tell me ...
  A: Yes; Karre, this is the entire problem when you "Rescue" a dog...the term is just that! I would be ...
Our dog is afraid of us1/21/2010
  Q: I hope you can help us. Our 10 month old shih-tzu poodle cross male - Quincy - is scared of us. ...
  A: I know you must be very worried, as your letter reflects a lot of concern and care for your dog! I ...
Missing schnauzer1/20/2010
  Q: I recently lost my Lucy to kidney failure. She was a schnauzer and I also have Max (schnauzer). Max ...
  A: I would go with a very laid back breed, like a basset hound, or a smaller breed dog like a ...
Lhasa Apso Jack Licking Obsession1/20/2010
  Q: Our 3.5 year old Lhasa, Jack licks our 2.5 your old black Lab, Harley continually. Harley takes it ...
  A: That is quite cute actually...but, it is a "pack behavior"...and Jack thinks he is in charge, and ...
potty training1/19/2010
  Q: I have a 10 week old Afghan puppy. We are working on potty training in conjunction with crate ...
  A: I have seen this type of behavior with dogs that need to be outside more than inside! She is a ...
Weird Eating Habits1/18/2010
  Q: My moms little dog, when eating will take a bite and walk off, then chew it up,,over there. He was ...
  A: I am sure this seems weird to you, but, when a dog has the "competition" think going he has to sneak ...
My Dog's Tail1/17/2010
  Q: A horse stepped on the tip of my dogs tail and took all the skin and meat off and now about 2 inches ...
  A: Kim; I would not wait, I would take him to the emergency, as you can get a serious infection without ...
pack barking1/15/2010
  Q: We have a 5 year old sheltie and recently, about 2months ago have added a Newf now 4 months old to ...
  A: Robin; You are going to have to get used to Barking with two different dogs! That is what they do to ...
housetraining1/14/2010
  Q: I have a four month old male cockapoo. He was born in Sept. We brought him home in Nov. I tried ...
  A: This is a very smart breed Michelle; I am sure the bells are a great stimulus, but, yes, I think you ...
Pee-Pad training1/13/2010
  Q: I have adopted a 1 year old dog from Ginger's Pet Rescue in Seattle, WA. He is potty trained to go ...
  A: Best thing is to contain him in a small area, like a bathroom laying down wall to wall pee ...
labour1/13/2010
  Q: my Labrador dog is due on 21st Jan but has become clingy, whining at me , not eating and always ...
  A: Theresa; Yes, definitely signs of labor coming! No particular time, so, watch for digging, and ...
Feeding1/13/2010
  Q: I've been told that's is very easy to over feed a shi-tzu. Muffin is 6 months old. My question ...
  A: It really depends on the type of Diet you are feeding!! All diets are different, and depending on ...
saint behavior1/12/2010
  Q: My 6 year old St.Bernard, who probably is in heat (I thought she was in heat in Nov) is suddenly ...
  A: Yes, they have a "Split" heat cycle some times, and with them not ever bred, it will repeat more ...
New mother mistreating her pups1/11/2010
  Q: From far away Israel - please help. Our beautiful pedigreed Border Collie has recently had 5 pups - ...
  A: This is "Mother Natures Way" of telling you it is Time to Wean this Litter! She is done. I would not ...
Puppy peeing when owners arrive home1/10/2010
  Q: We trained our now 7-month shih tzu by the book and did everything right. She is a wonderful dog. ...
  A: Yes, I think she is doing this for attention, although negative in nature, she is lonesome for you! ...
can a sibirian husky live in buenos aires?1/9/2010
  Q: I'm a 15-year-old girl and now i live in greece but in one year from now we are going to go to ...
  A: ..I wish more adults would be as wise as you are already thinking ahead!!! I know you will be around ...
puppies and older dog and crates1/8/2010
  Q: Good Afternoon-thank you for taking the time to read my questions. We're experienced dog owners- ...
  A: I hope I am answering your question, as there was a lot of information. But, when you bring in more ...
dog eating poop1/5/2010
  Q: my 6mo. old Scotty continues to eat poop. I really think she thinks she is cleaning up after ...
  A: Some dogs get in the habit from birth...Cherie; It is very difficult now at this age to break this ...
New Puppy behavior1/4/2010
  Q: Three weeks ago, we purchased a 4 mth old Yorkie Poo puppy (Scamp)and he is constantly jumping up at ...
  A: Well I guess you picked the right name for "Scamp"!!! LOL Anyways, you will have to understand, that ...
new mother1/2/2010
  Q: my dog had puppies several days ago and is having a blood tinged discharge from her vagina and it ...
  A: Harriet; Blood discharge is normal, as for all mammals after giving birth...the only difference if ...
Puppy Biting1/2/2010
  Q: I have a 8 month old German Shepherd puppy for about 4 months now, who constantly bites clothing and ...
  A: Shepherds, especially are known for their "Prey drive"! This is going to need to be channeled, as ...
puppies12/31/2009
  Q: I interested in getting a puppy chih. i really would like to get 2. my problems is i work 8 hours ...
  A: Yes, a lonely puppy is a recipe for lots of problems...it would be best to get two while you are ...
pug pups12/31/2009
  Q: may i know to how many pups do pug give birth???
  A: On Average, a small dog will have around 4 pups Rohit; But, to know for sure, you must take your ...
weight12/31/2009
  Q: I am a first time pit owner, i was just looking through pics of pitbull, my pit zoey looks alittle ...
  A: Jeremy; I will tell you that the weight is not the answer, it is the dog's make up that will ...
St. Bernard mouthing me12/30/2009
  Q: I have a female St. Bernard who is 14 months old. When she gets excited she opens her mouth and put ...
  A: Raeshelel; This is to show who is the "Boss"! Obviously, she is in need of some training, as you do ...
pug teeth12/28/2009
  Q: my 1 year old male pug has 2 teeth in the same spot at both fang teeth they dont hurt or bother him ...
  A: It is not a big problem, it is the "Baby Teeth" being retained. It happens a lot in smaller breeds! ...
how do i dispose of earmites12/25/2009
  Q: I am having quite some trouble with my dog. He has all the symptoms of earmites but no remedy or ...
  A: If the dog has been diagnosed for earmites, it is is simple...use Ivormectin in the ear once every ...
scar on elbow12/24/2009
  Q: i have a 3 months old labrador X rotweiller puppy she is energetic and loves to play but there is ...
  A: Merry Christmas; Archie; I would recommend you take him to the vet for the scar, as it could be ...
staffy bull terrier12/23/2009
  Q: my 4 yr okd staffy is house trained. but recently she has pee,d in our lounge over night, whilst we ...
  A: She may have an infection, or is she spayed? If not, she may be coming into heat. I would watch her, ...
Housebreaking my 13 week old puppy12/22/2009
  Q: I need serious help with my dog. Shes a 13 week old pitbull/lab mix. She doesn't like to go potty ...
  A: You will need to leave your puppy outside, until she does go "potty". Right now she thinks her ...
a companion for my min pin12/22/2009
  Q: I have a ten month old male min pin (he is neutered) and want to some day get a fellow canine ...
  A: Happy Holidays Brittani! I would always recommend male to go with a female, and this way you never ...
13 wk bulldog puppy peeing in crate12/21/2009
  Q: We purchased a female bulldog puppy two weeks ago. She was able to sleep through the night without ...
  A: She is thinking that her crate is her "Pee" area! So, you will need to reverse the pattern. Keep her ...
rottweiler, siberian husky, bloodhound?12/21/2009
  Q: We are thinking about getting a rottweiler, Siberian husky and bloodhound (probably male, unless ...
  A: It is always tricky to raise all three at the same time! I would do only two, and try to see how it ...
shi tzu with very raw nipples12/21/2009
  Q: My 2 yr. old shi tzu delivered 2 pups about 13 hours ago (1 pup died) and she shows very little to ...
  A: Brenda; By now you will hopefully have seen a Vet. yes, she has "Milk fever"! You will need to get ...
dogs and kids12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old cockapoo who up until today has not been a problem with kids. This morning ...
  A: I have been tied up with a New litter! The problem now is that the dog is afraid he is going to be ...
Scared Shih Tzu12/19/2009
  Q: We rescued a 3 year old male 2 months ago. His background was kept in a crate for 3 years and had to ...
  A: Wendi; I am sorry to hear about your dog's plight! It is soooo sad to know there are "Animals" in ...
dogs12/18/2009
  Q: how to stop my 6 month old puppy from dominating (jumping on runting bumping) the 8 week old puppy ...
  A: All dogs will have a "Pecking order", as in the wild. We are given the ability to help the situation ...
dog pooping in house12/14/2009
  Q: i always bring him out first thing in the morning and after each meal and at night before we go to ...
  A: When you leave him in this area, this signifies it is "His" territory, and so, he thinks it is okay ...
weimaraner not in season12/12/2009
  Q: we have a female weimaraner who is exactly 12 moonths on 13/12/2009. as yet she has not come in to ...
  A: I have been in inclement weather, so, no computer! Females, vary from dog to dog, just like all ...
jack Russell12/11/2009
  Q: I emailed you a few weeks ago querying whether or not my jack Russell could be coming in to season ...
  A: Yes, if she is not bleeding by now, she is not in heat...but, she still could be coming into one. ...
Weather and Outside Dogs12/10/2009
  Q: I have 3 dogs, a Boston Terrier, a Boxer and a Mastiff. We recently moved and are not allowed to ...
  A: I am sure that they will be fine. If the temperature is colder, around 15 or lower, then I would ...
Urine in blood12/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who has been spayed. She recently ...
  A: Blood in the urine is indicative of infection, or another problem in the body. I recommend you take ...
jack russell12/9/2009
  Q: im gettin a jack russell 10 month old female on 23rd as my cousin cant keep her due to movin what ...
  A: Measure the dog's neck with a tape measure in inches...then add two fingers more, so, that you can ...
schitzu training problems12/7/2009
  Q: I am in desperate need of some training advice for a 2-3 years old male, neutered schitzu. His ...
  A: I feel really sorry for you. It is a horrible thing to adopt an older dog that has had no ...
Dog or puppy12/6/2009
  Q: 1. Do you think the money spend on dog or puppy worst it or a waste of money? ANSWER: Henry; That ...
  A: If your dog has Mange Henry; You need to take it to the Vet for sure, to check what kind of Mange it ...
Puppy tail12/6/2009
  Q: I had my boxer puppies tails docked on wednesday, today in the push with other puppies to nurse, one ...
  A: Yes, it should be just fine...just keep it dry. Put a bit of neosporinn on it to keep infection out! ...
grapes/chocolate12/5/2009
  Q: I have read in numerous places that these are bad for dogs. My boxer ate a pound of dark swiss ...
  A: I would not take chances with my beloved friends...I know you don't have any issues, But, not to say ...
Puppy12/5/2009
  Q: 1. when our puppy or dogs is taking to the Vet, what is all the problems that he or she has? 2. I ...
  A: Henry; I am sure you are taking really great care of the dog. I can see from your questions, that ...
Dog or puppy12/3/2009
  Q: 1. Is it okay to bath my puppy or dog everyday? 2. Can a puppy or dog killed us? eg. can we catch ...
  A: How are you? I have answered some of these questions for you in the previous emails...but, I will ...
Scared Chihuahua12/3/2009
  Q: My wife works at an animal shelter and recently we moved and decided to foster a 5 year old ...
  A: Kevin; When you "Rescue" a dog...you never know what happened to it before you got involved....thus, ...
pit bull12/3/2009
  Q: My 3 month old puppy a boy skin is Turing pink on his face and ears stomach and legs he is and white ...
  A: I would suggest you take him to the Vet, and have him look at him. I would not venture to guess ...
Puppy Training12/2/2009
  Q: I am wondering if you could please help me out. What would you suggest is the most effective method ...
  A: I can tell you are very concerned with your New Dog!! That is great... Let's get down to " Basics"! ...
Dog12/2/2009
  Q: My dog has patches of hair missing from her body in random places and she isnt eating her food as ...
  A: I would take the Puppy to the Vet, to see if she has Mange, or mites. This condition will need ...
Growling ar our kids12/2/2009
  Q: weve had a husky and german sheperd before this time we thaught a alaskan malamute would be a good ...
  A: Absolutely get him into class!! You are looking at a behavior problem for sure..and it will get ...
Shih tzu/poodle mix12/2/2009
  Q: I have a Shih-poo who is 9 months old. I just recently got him from a co-worker. He constantly ...
  A: Yes, it definitely could be skin allergies....as well as Yeast in the ears. I would take the dog to ...
house training12/1/2009
  Q: my yorkie pup is 6 mths old an she has just recently started to chew and rip the wallpaper off the ...
  A: It is obvious, she is trying to get your attention! You will need to select an area, and get an ...
Breeding my yorkie11/30/2009
  Q: I have studied breeding my yorkie for some time now and have finally chosen the dog i wish to breed ...
  A: Tasha; I have been traveling for the Holiday; Yes, you should take them both to the vet for help. ...
new dog acting agressively11/30/2009
  Q: We adopted a one year old spayed female pocket beagle two weeks ago who has been dominating/acting ...
  A: Have been out of town for the Holiday....I can tell you that the way to work in a new dog into the ...
Discharge 2 Weeks After Whelp11/29/2009
  Q: My bitch whelped her puppies (German Shorthaired Pointers) on November 13 (16 days ago). She had ...
  A: Sarah; I definitely would take her into the Vet, just in case. She may have a slight infection, some ...
my dog eats plants!!!11/29/2009
  Q: my dog eats plants and after somewhile she vomits. this makes me realy pissed off i have to clean ...
  A: I am sure that cleaning up from her is a problem, and actually, she could get poisoned with some ...
when to mate a dog11/28/2009
  Q: how long does a dog stay in heat? from the time the dog gets in heat when is it a good time to mate ...
  A: Hope your Thanksgiving was great! The female dog usually stays in heat about 21 days...her best time ...
Full grown Shih Tzu's skin disorder11/27/2009
  Q: my dog Taki, a fully grown female shih tzu (my guess is around 6-7 years old), has a really bad ...
  A: Taki, does sound like a "Classic" case of "Skin allerigies"...but, just in case, you will need her ...
Not kid-friendly11/25/2009
  Q: We rescued our Bichon Frise/Yorky mix when she was a year old. She is now 2 1/2. When we got her she ...
  A: It is so difficult to "Rescue" a dog...as this is what you are actually doing! You never know what ...
Scatching and Pawing11/25/2009
  Q: I have two dogs and I have a non-related question about each of them. 1. The first puppy is my new ...
  A: You could have a "Yeast infection" growing in the ear, and it will make your dog scratch and itch ...
pug11/25/2009
  Q: I have a female pug got her on 9/23 she tied up wit my male pug on 9/24 n on 9/29 twice can she b ...
  A: Absolutely Miriam, Those are the signs of pregnancy....so, be prepared you are due anytime! You will ...
Existing dog not "Enjoying" new puppy11/24/2009
  Q: I am desperately hoping to find some resolve to my issue. We have a beautiful 5 year old chcoloate ...
  A: Sorry for the delay, due to travel. Yes, you can start by reassuring Lucy that she is special..How? ...
introducing dogs11/23/2009
  Q: We recently got an 18month male alaskan malamute who we were told was fine with other dogs. Before ...
  A: That is the problem when you take two older males and try to work them in the same environment. ...
Type of Breed11/21/2009
  Q: I have been really wanting to buy a dog. I would love the companionship, and I know that my parents ...
  A: A Poodle would probably be your best bet with the Hypoallergenic option...there are better breeds to ...
Little yellow spots on blanket from puppy11/19/2009
  Q: We recently rescued a bloodhound mix dog from the humane society. She is almost 6 months old. We let ...
  A: I am sure he is marking his territory in your bed...by spraying, so, I would keep a good eye on him ...
Our lab11/18/2009
  Q: We have a 4 year old male lab and he was fine this morning and earlier tonight. All of a sudden he ...
  A: Your male has something wrong with his intestinal tract. You never touch the Testicals, that will ...
My dog..11/17/2009
  Q: I have a bull mastiff x bull Arab she is just off 8 months old and I would lake to know when she ...
  A: I am not familiar with "Bull Arab"...but, most of those breeds can go up to 150 pounds for a ...
3 week old constipation11/17/2009
  Q: my 3 week old dhiauhaus hasnt had a bowels for 3 days what do i do.
  A: Tina; At that age, I would tell you one thing...take it to the VET! There is not a good thing to ...
Dog Seasons11/16/2009
  Q: recently she has been showing weird behavior and only yesterday she started a fight with my other ...
  A: Yes; Lucy, She could be coming into heat...that is always an indicator, as the term "Bitch" is just ...
dog upset by owner's shower11/16/2009
  Q: My dog, a 2 yr mixed "rescue", goes NUTS when I shower. It starts when she sees me undress, grab a ...
  A: Sounds like your dog is trying to "protect" you! Smart dog....really!! I think you should either ...
my beagle11/15/2009
  Q: umm we did take her to the vet and when the vet was examning her she did not yelp she seemed fine ...
  A: Yes, I would take her back to another vet, and have her examined again. I would venture it is in her ...
labour11/14/2009
  Q: My dog is about 8 weeks pregnant she has lost a bit of her mucus plug and is constantly whining at ...
  A: I have just returned home from travel. Lots of Setting up for my new Book Release... Anyways, Your ...
Pee Pads11/14/2009
  Q: I have a 12 year old Lhaso-poo and I might have to leave for longer periods over 4 hours (I work ...
  A: Maybe not...does she have any experience with Newspaper?? If so, you can try either. Some of the ...
aggressive behavior11/14/2009
  Q: My 7 month old toy poodle shows aggresion to other dogs over toys and treats. Once she was at my ...
  A: Yes, she still needs some work for sure! I would recommend you take her to a Class with other dogs ...
rough play or agressive behavior11/13/2009
  Q: I recently brought to our house a lab mix puppy, and already own a soon to be 2 yr-old G.S. mixed ...
  A: Sandra; You will have to get into an "Obedience" class with your dogs, as you will be endangering ...
aggression toward husband11/12/2009
  Q: we recently adopted a male australian shepherd dog who displays barking and growling toward my ...
  A: I will tell you, that this breed is very territorial, and has lots of issues with socialization! I ...
overbite11/11/2009
  Q: My little 5 month chihuahua has an overbite, my vet scared me, she said more than likely it would ...
  A: Virginia; Run don't walk away from a Vet like that!!! In all the years I have raised dogs, and been ...
Deformaties in puppies11/7/2009
  Q: My dog just had puppies could she have bitten off the leg of one of her puppies by accident? The ...
  A: There is always a possibility a Bitch in whelp could do this to her puppy...but, chances are the pup ...
Is my puppy maturing "ahead of schedule"?11/6/2009
  Q: I am a mommy of 3 Pomeranian puppies - 2 boys (Mr. Sparkle & Mr. Fuggle) and 1 girl (Astrid), I also ...
  A: I have not heard of Pups ever maturing Too early! But, depending on the genetic backround of each ...
potty training11/5/2009
  Q: How early is too early to start potty training schnauzer puppies. I have two 7 1/2 weeks old. I ...
  A: I am still traveling till Monday...but, here is some quick tips: 1) Use your Crate to give them an ...
Housetraining a peek-a-poo11/5/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 5 month old peek-a-poo that was trained to "go" in the house. I need to ...
  A: This will be a challenge as you know for sure! But, I advise that you get him a "Exercise" pen, and ...
american bull dog11/4/2009
  Q: My 6 year old american bulldog developed a runny nose about 6 months ago. Since we have taken him to ...
  A: I have been tralveling...I think that is your only option, or you will have to decide if you can ...
Amount of play time11/3/2009
  Q: I was just wondering about the amount of exercise/play time that is recommended for my dogs. I have ...
  A: I am travelling...you sound like a great owner!!! I think your program sounds great...if anything ...
my dog11/1/2009
  Q: I was petting my dog, Woody, a few minutes ago and came across a huge bloody gash , on his tail. I ...
  A: Hannah; There is always a chance of infection when a wound occurs! I will recommend that you take ...
mini schnauzer barking10/31/2009
  Q: my 18 week old pup constantly barks at everyone when we are out walking he also pulls alot on the ...
  A: As far as his weight..you can look up a table of Schnauzer weights on a website with Breed ...
pitbull/boxer mix10/30/2009
  Q: i adopted a full grown pit/boxer mix (tobey) who is about 18 months old, he seems very submissive. i ...
  A: I think you are being very realistic! This could be a big problem for sure.. My suggestion is to get ...
housebraking a 6 month old female lhasa10/29/2009
  Q: good morning, i have 2 dogs a 1 1/2 yr old lhasa and a 6 month old lhasa. when i got the oldest i ...
  A: You can try again Ruth. Set up your routine, as if they were just young pups, and carry them to the ...
old male and a male puppy10/28/2009
  Q: We have almost 12 years old male Doberman,10 months old female Doberman and we intend taking another ...
  A: Taking on another Male when you already have an older male is going to have its problems!!! When you ...
Is my dog in labor10/28/2009
  Q: I have a boxer and i just took her to the vet to get x-rays of her pups and found out that she has ...
  A: Actually a dog really never goes into a Premature labor situation...it is very rare! They can go to ...
Dog still goes in Crate10/27/2009
  Q: I have a 17 mo Jack Russell, rescue dog and we have had her since Nov 08. She was, I had thought ...
  A: I just wrote an answer yesterday to a similar question with a "Rescue dog". I can tell you I would ...
Thining hair on back10/27/2009
  Q: Please Help! I have a 4 year miniature schnauzer. I noticed a few days ago that the hair on his back ...
  A: Your dog could have mange or ringworm...or other skin problems due to an infestation! Or, he could ...
trouble training a rescue10/26/2009
  Q: Have a 2.5 yr old male pomeranian that was a rescue and neutered a month ago. There is another ...
  A: I am sure you have a great heart to rescue a dog...but, again the term "Rescue" means that the dog ...
Choosing a dog breed10/25/2009
  Q: I have decided to get a family dog and want to make sure i get the right one for us. I would like a ...
  A: Cockers and Cavaliers will be much more work than a Clumber Spaniel. I actually think they are "Low ...
Boils on my dog?10/24/2009
  Q: I've got a 5,5 year old boxer male and noticed yesterday he's got a boil just by his "poop-whole". ...
  A: A lot of things can determine his condition. But, absolutely take him to the Vet! There is no way I ...
new dog HELP PLEASE10/23/2009
  Q: how are you? Well i just adopted a new dog 48 hours ago from my local animal shelter. He's a male, ...
  A: I know it is scary when you get a new dog. But, unless he stops drinking water, not eating in a "New ...
breeding tea cup chihuahua10/21/2009
  Q: I have a female tea cup chi, she weighs 4-4 and half pounds, could I breed her to the same size male ...
  A: Usually that will work fine...but, all dogs can have issues with whelping. No matter what be ...
Female Shiba Inu10/21/2009
  Q: My shiba Inu is going through her second heat cycle. She turned one in July. When is it she can get ...
  A: It is up to her cycle. You should get her to the Stud by the 7th day..and start to tease her to see ...
Bad behavior since I moved10/19/2009
  Q: I moved to the city this weekend, and my 2-year-old, potty trained malti-pom has been freaking out ...
  A: This move obviously has been a traumatic one for your dog! I would be very patient right now, as she ...
small dog problems10/19/2009
  Q: My family has a teacup poodle. He is about seven now and is displaying some bad behavior. I read a ...
  A: A dog only has behavior patterns to what you let it do! So, if you are not happy with your dog's ...
Shih Tzu and Tissues10/18/2009
  Q: Why does my Shih Tzu love to eat any kind of tissues, whether Kleenes, toilet paper, paper towel, ...
  A: She may be lacking a mineral in her diet. Try to get her some other food that has more calcium, ...
over due dog10/15/2009
  Q: my boston is 68 days pregnant. No signs of welping. Lactation is in full swing. No puppies. What ...
  A: Sorry, I was on a business trip, and got stuck in snow.. I don't believe in C-Section, unless your ...
puppy eating problems10/15/2009
  Q: My puppy is 4 days old and whenever he eats the milk comes out through his nose, is not a lot but it ...
  A: I am sorry to be so tardy, as I got stuck in bad weather on a business trip!! Your puppy has "Clef ...
dog sling10/14/2009
  Q: I have a shi-zu dog male, and he was hit by a car and his left front leg is paralyzed. it drags on ...
  A: The problem is that the dog will probably get a serious infection, that is why he needs to have it ...
Shih-poo housetraining problems10/13/2009
  Q: I hope you can offer me some help. We have a 2 year old Shih-poo, and she is a wonderful, sweet ...
  A: She is going to need a "Crate" training system! This is going to be tougher since she is 2 years ...
Pup- Pees in crate10/13/2009
  Q: I just got an Alaskan Klee Kai pup about 3 weeks ago. He will be 16 weeks old tomorrow, Oct 14th. ...
  A: Nicole; This is a very young dog, and much patience is needed! You may have to start with more ...
Vaginal Prolapse (Vagina coming out)10/13/2009
  Q: I'm wondering if you've ever had any experience with a dog that has had a Vaginal Prolapse? Recently ...
  A: Your Vet is right. I would agree that the hormones are causing this problem to happen... Have you ...
Refusal to walk on leash10/12/2009
  Q: I have a 9 yr. old cocker spaniel who like any dog loved to go on walks - until this past year. ...
  A: Debra She is a nine year old dog, not a baby puppy...so, you must go very slow!!! This is a big ...
my chinese crested dog10/12/2009
  Q: I have a 5 year old Chinese crested dog that i bought off of a breeder when he was 3. I live with my ...
  A: There are several possibilities..but, he is definitely marking his territory! So, you will not be ...
Aggresive Behaviour from 2 yo Maltese x10/12/2009
  Q: We have a bichon/maltese cross who has progressively become worse with agression since we have had ...
  A: You need to get the dog to "Obedience" class as soon as possible! In the meantime, you will need to ...
coughing and hacking10/11/2009
  Q: My 8 yr old chihaua is coughing and hacking. I have had her to the Vets several times. The last ...
  A: I would take her back to the vet, and have her look at her heart for sure...and then, go from there ...
14 year old mixed breed dog10/10/2009
  Q: How are you? My husband and I are having a problem with my 14 year old mixed breed dog. We got ...
  A: Many dogs Maria, change when they get older, just like people! You are going to have to crate her ...
My puppy wont go outside10/10/2009
  Q: I have just recently got a puppy and for some reason she will not go to the bathroom outside. This ...
  A: You will need to go over the basics of "Potty" training! This requires you to crate train the puppy ...
nursing mom and her 5 puppies10/9/2009
  Q: I have a Shi Tzu and 5 puppies that I'm having trouble keeping contained.I put them in a small ...
  A: Hell Maria; Sorry to be tardy, my computer has been down! I would leave the mom with the pups, as ...
Dog mouth10/7/2009
  Q: I'm doing a science fair project. What types of bacteria are in a dogs saliva and mouth?
  A: There are hundreds of types of bacteria. If you go to a medical journal, they will give you some of ...
Breathing problems in shih tzu10/7/2009
  Q: I have a 7mth old shih tzu and he suddenly did something scary just now. I caught him breathing with ...
  A: My Computer has been down...sorry for such a tardy response. The problem could be genetic...I really ...
dog ate tube of cat laxative10/7/2009
  Q: My boxer ate a tube of cat tuna flavorated laxative. What should I do?
  A: Not a problem, it will just be like a "Laxative" to him too! Unless he is allergic to "Tuna", he ...
shitzhu puppies10/5/2009
  Q: My female shitzhu just had a litter of 7 puppies. Out of the 7 5 died. I don't understand why. She ...
  A: I am sorry to hear this. One possibility is that the female did not give the pups that did not make ...
Adopting puppy siblings10/5/2009
  Q: We are adopting a Dachshund and have the opportunity to take her sister as well? What are the ...
  A: There are two big problem issues: 1) breeding accidents..but, if you spay/neuter them then that ...
our new puppy10/5/2009
  Q: We have a 2 year old Ridgeback, who has been neutered and after months of research, we have just ...
  A: There is always the risk of two of the same sex fighting..but, chances are you will be fine. If the ...
Dog bolting10/4/2009
  Q: Our dog is almost 4 years old. Daisy, who is a Lhasa Apso, terrier, poodle mix will sometimes bolt ...
  A: You will need to keep Daisy on a leash in th the house and everywhere you go until she is ...
Older dog10/4/2009
  Q: We have a 10 yr old Great Dane who up until 8 months ago was perfectly house trained but started ...
  A: Try worming her with Safeguard to make sure she isn't dealing with parasites...as they will make her ...
Accidents in House10/2/2009
  Q: My 71/2 year old mixed breed dog has started peeing on the carpet. I took him to the vet and was ...
  A: No doubt the meds are making him feel different, and he may just have to go more often. The doctor ...
My dog is acting strange10/1/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me. I really dont know who to ask. I have a 10 year old female ...
  A: Absolutely, I think you have nailed it on the head! I think that she is telling you she needs to ...
Skittish when feeding9/30/2009
  Q: We recently got a puppy (Basenji/Harrier mix) from a local shelter. She is doing very well and is ...
  A: Kimberly; I am really respectful of those who choose a dog to "Rescue"...but, that word implies one ...
male dog in heat9/30/2009
  Q: what do i do if my male dog is in heat and wouldn't stop barking and how long he would be in heat.
  A: There is no such thing as a "Male in Heat"! I think you mean there is a female in the area, and ...
question9/29/2009
  Q: First time here I was givin a pug she is 1but looks pregnant she chuncky was told she just fat but ...
  A: She definitely could be pregnant, but, it is too early to know for sure. Dogs gestation is from ...
Irregular potty patterns9/29/2009
  Q: SOME BACKGROUND: Our 11 weeks English Cocker Spaniel came home a week ago. During the day we let him ...
  A: I know the "Potty Training" period can be very frustrating..But, don't give up. It will happen. ...
bees9/27/2009
  Q: My dachshund got stung by a yellow jacket, but the bee remained in her. we noticed she kept licking ...
  A: She should recover just fine...if she does have some pain, give her a baby aspirin; or children's ...
Ants in Petfood9/27/2009
  Q: My senior engineering capstone project involves conducting research on the specific problem that ...
  A: Well I am flattered you want to ask this of me. I am interested in knowing about new inventions to ...
dogs9/26/2009
  Q: i have a yorkey and when i wash him am i supposed to touch his penis? or should i leave it to the ...
  A: Wash your entire dog...just don't get any chemicals straight on his opening to the penis. He can ...
dog9/25/2009
  Q: I got a dog from the humane society.She weighs about 60 lbs and she is about 5 years old. After ...
  A: I know you have a great heart to take a dog from the humane society...now your work is just ...
question about an older dog getting along with a new puppy9/23/2009
  Q: I have a six and a half year old female Pit Bull, Hazel. She's used to being the only dog in the ...
  A: There will be some time for adjustment...and the puppy will learn that Hazel is in charge!! But, you ...
Rottweiler with swollen paws...9/23/2009
  Q: My Rottweiller is about 15.5...a very good old age. My husband and I adopted him about a year ago ...
  A: I know this is a difficult time for sure! Without knowing the total medical history, I would be ...
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: Poodles are known to be a good breed for not shedding...some of the other longer coated breeds ...
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: I may have an alternate view point about shelter dogs than most... But, in my opinion, the Shelter ...
My dog is sick.9/21/2009
  Q: I have a min pin and she loves to play with bugs. She has been stung by bees several times and after ...
  A: Bees and wasps, or yellow jackets are not considered Poisonous to dogs...but, if your dog has an ...
Our miniature pom puppy still poops in her crate?9/21/2009
  Q: she asks out during the day to but can not make it through the night without sitting in her poop and ...
  A: Small dogs are a lot different than large dogs...first of all their capacity to hold it, is smaller. ...
Toy Schnauzer9/21/2009
  Q: What is the life expectancy of a Toy Schnauzer?
  A: Toy Schnauzer's live to be around the 10 year age in general...but, that is all determined by ...
Barking9/20/2009
  Q: My dog barks continuosly whenever I am getting into my car to leave for work, school, etc. If I open ...
  A: She is Barking for Attention...so, by feeding her, you are rewarding her for that act. Now, you will ...
help9/19/2009
  Q: i have an 11 month old maltese female puppy. i realized this morning that her right ear has been up ...
  A: Is your Maltese AKC registered?? If not, chances are there maybe some other genetics in your dog, ...
Fear Agression?9/19/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I rescued a 2 y/o Great Dane/Mastiff mix (a small horse) and she is an absolutely ...
  A: I would not consider this "Fear Aggression"....she is actually trying to "Protect" you when she is ...
Erratic puppy behavior9/19/2009
  Q: We need your insight. We recently added a new member to the family. A now 3 month old female mini ...
  A: I think you are in need of an "Obedience" training routine!!! This is the time the dog will test ...
Jack9/18/2009
  Q: We adopted Jack from our local shelter about 6 wks ago, an owner surrender so we don't really know ...
  A: I do understand how frustrated you must be, but, again...you are just starting with training! You ...
Breeding black & Yellow Lab9/18/2009
  Q: Melissa, I am about to breed my 7 year old Yellow with a 3 year old black lab. Is there any way of ...
  A: Good Afternoon Dr. Daniel; Thank you for your question. I will tell you that my "Expertise" is not ...
Agression9/17/2009
  Q: I have the sweetest loving 6 yr old german shepherd, a previous rescue dog,who loves everyone and ...
  A: I understand your issues. I used to raise German Shepherds! She is definitely guarding you when she ...
is my pome Prengnant9/17/2009
  Q: hi the question could my pome be pregnant? and if so how will I know? how long do they stay ...
  A: Did you see a breeding? If you saw a breeding, then she may start swelling, and her nipples will ...
lumps over my dogs body9/16/2009
  Q: my staffordshire bull terier dog as came out with lumps all over his body and he has blisters in is ...
  A: Simon; Black in the stool, is a sign of "Blood". It is imperative you take your dog to the VET! And ...
Jack Rusell9/15/2009
  Q: I have grown desperate with our 13 week puppy. I have to point out its our 8th day with him. ...
  A: I know 8 days seem along time to work with a new puppy...but, you are just beginning!!! There are ...
Discoloration of hair9/14/2009
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer and he has discoloration around his mouth due to drooling. The ...
  A: I would not give your dog any additive to its food, as the Saliva is why he is staining his coat, ...
dog injurie9/14/2009
  Q: my dog a small chihuahua, was nicked by a car, yesterday, she ran back into the side walk, seems ...
  A: I would still consider her injury bad enough to take her to a Vet...they have some Rimidahyl pain ...
CONSTIPATION IN SMALL DOGS9/13/2009
  Q: WE HAVE A SMALL CHIHUAHUA THAT GETS CONSTIPATED OR IMPACTED FREQUENTLY---WE HAVE SPENT 100'S OF ...
  A: Can food is mostly a combination of protein and starch, which breaks down into simple ...
Is it a bad idea to get a dog while you work all day?9/12/2009
  Q: I am single, live alone in a condominium. I work all day nine to five. I have only 4 to 5 hours ...
  A: I can tell you that a dog alone in an apartment is a difficult equation, it can work, but, it will ...
lhapsa/mini schnausor mix9/12/2009
  Q: 7.5 months old, would he be still teething because any toy we give him last maybe 1 hour if lucky. ...
  A: Yes, he could be teething, but, chances are it is in his nature to be rough! This is a way different ...
my dog9/11/2009
  Q: hey has been throwing up like for 2 days and she has lost alot of weight she is like 3 or 4 months ...
  A: You need to take your dog to the Vet as soon as possible! She probably has really bad worms, but, ...
Pup9/10/2009
  Q: We have a golden retriever pup who lives outside in the garage. She is not neglected or anything, ...
  A: When you go to school, if your parents cannot watch your dog, it is better that she is in a "Safe" ...
hi9/10/2009
  Q: my dog root wailer have 2 months & 2 weeks at age,she never eat her foods Atlas 3 days,vomiting & ...
  A: Hola Marianne; She needs to go to the Vet as soon as possible! She probably has bad Worms and or ...
separation anxiety/cage training9/9/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 2yr old jack russell terrier/min pin mix. He is a very sweet and loving dog and ...
  A: Good Evening Tammy; Well the problem is that your Jack Russell/pin mix feels that he is being ...
grape sized knot below dogs ear9/9/2009
  Q: We own a small corgi, she developed a small grape-sized knot under her left ear, it seemed like ...
  A: There are a number of things this could be...from a Cyst to a inflamed pore, to a bite or a scratch ...
Ticks and behavior changes.9/8/2009
  Q: My golden retriever has had ticks for the last 2 weeks, I've tried frontline, special vet baths, ...
  A: Hola Claudia! Si como no....Absolutely! Take your Dog to the Vet...they can get "Lyme's Disease"!! ...
how can I tell if my dog has cancer?9/7/2009
  Q: I have a Rottwieler and pitbull mix that is almost 4 and she was very malnutrishend as a puppy and ...
  A: I know this must be a difficult time for you! I would urge you to take your dog to the Vet. ...
aggressive cockapoo9/6/2009
  Q: I have a one year old cockapoo - she has been the sweetest and most lovable dog ever - well trained ...
  A: She is about one year now....that means she could be changing into her adult hormones! So, she is ...
Allergy or scabies9/6/2009
  Q: I have I little maltipoo who's alway scraching all over. Also he leaking his legs and feet. I have ...
  A: The only way to confirm that would be to take the dog back to the Vet, and have him scrape his ...
rottwhiler swollen paws9/5/2009
  Q: I have a three year old rottwhiler and every year around this time his feet seem to swell and he ...
  A: Sorry to hear this. I will tell you it probably has a lot to do with the humidity at this time of ...
Weird behavior from my American Pittbull9/4/2009
  Q: My American Pittbull, Ace, has been acting very strange the past week. He is a very well trained ...
  A: I am wondering, is there a female dog around there? By chance she may be in heat, and he is acting ...
puppies9/4/2009
  Q: Where can I get a free puppies?
  A: "Free" Puppies is actually a Misunderstood concept..in my opinion. But, if you look in the Local ...
bee sting?9/3/2009
  Q: Today my dog was chained out side for 10 minutes to go to the bathroom. I had to use the restroom ...
  A: I am sorry, I had technical difficulties last evening. I am sure your dog is okay, but, if he has ...
Puppy got into food bag!9/2/2009
  Q: I AM JUST CONCERNED FOR MY PUPPY I JUST OPEN A BAG OF HIS DOG FOOD AND I THOUGHT I PUT IT IN A SAFE ...
  A: Good Evening Cassandra; It is very important that you take your Puppy to the Vet! Time is of the ...

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I have Raised, Socialized, Trained, and Acclimated Dogs for over 40 years. I have worked with Children, and recently have written a Book entitled: "AND PUPPY MAKES 3 (4 or 5 or 6)...which encompasses a range from "Choosing the Right Dog for you and your Family"...to the Care, Training, and Medical needs of your puppy. My Co-Author is a Family Psychologist, and we emphasize "Motivational Tools" and Reasons to own a Dog for you and your Family....the Family that "Plays Together" ...."Stays Together"! You can contact me directly to purchase the CD: melissaalexandraora@gmail.com

Experience

Raising, Training, and Teaching Individuals and Children the "Benefits" to Owning the "Right" Dog! My area of Expertise would encompasse over 40 years of experience with Breeding and Raising over 5 Breeds of Dogs.

Organizations
American Kennel Club

Publications
New Book Entitled: "AND PUPPY MAKES 3" (4 or 5 or 6)...to be out soon!

Education/Credentials
Two Years of Pre-Vet courses, As well as over 40 years of "Hands-On" Experience..with many Training Seminars as well as "One on One" individual Help sessions.

Awards and Honors
V 55 World Sieger Show in Germany Reserve Champion Siegerin here in the USA Many titles in Junior Handling,

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