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SubjectDate Asked
Yeast growth3/2/2017
  Q: I have a one year old Lab/Pit mix. He has been having some skin and coat issues. His skin seems ...
  A: Carbs and sugar feed yeast growth. You need to eliminate these from his diet. Most all commercial ...
Quick QUESTION?10/9/2016
  Q: Hey Roger You have been so helpful... We have recently noticed Lulu has some ear problems as well ...
  A: More than likely it is from the yeast infection. Ear crusting/dark pink bumps and smells are a ...
Miniature poodle with sking irritation10/7/2016
  Q: Its a red rash in between her arms and legs all the way up to her neck which iturna black in color ...
  A: I wish you would have told me what type and brand of food she is on. That makes all the difference ...
Bloodhound & severe recurring skin issues8/3/2016
  Q: I just came across a question & answer from you dated 7/22/2010. Couldn't have come at a better ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many issues all her life. That's tough on the little girl. I'm glad ...
dog7/11/2016
  Q: ROGER WE'VE TALKED BEFORE YOU WERE EXTREMLY HELPFIL--MY DOG IS SHITSO MIX AND WE KEEP HIM WITH ...
  A: glad to hear from you again. It sounds like some dry, flaky skin and/or dandruff. If you are not ...
pit bulls6/26/2016
  Q: We live in the suburbs. Our neighbor's dog died and he tells me he is replacing it with a pit bull. ...
  A: This is not my area of expertise on this forum but I'll give you my take on it. There are many more ...
flea allergy medicine6/22/2016
  Q: I have a rottweiller with a flea allergy and i would like to know the best product to treat this, ...
  A: Depending on the severity of the flea problem should determine how you treat it. A couple of fleas ...
sleep meds for dogs5/22/2016
  Q: I work in China and there are no vets in my area. A stray dog maybe 5 Kg. at work has barbed wire ...
  A: David, Sorry to hear about this but glad you are trying to help him. This is a medical question ...
Senior Chihuahua5/18/2016
  Q: I have a senior chihuahua who is 10 years old. I'm honestly not sure what I should feed him ...
  A: As dogs grow older, they DO NOT need less protein, they actually need more, higher quality protein ...
dog suffering from swollen elbow3/5/2016
  Q: I am Roberts from INDIA. I have a 15 year old neutered dog. He's suffering from HYGROMA(swollen ...
  A: I've never dealt with a dog with Hygroma before. If your poultice works for your horse, I would ...
dog has skin yeast infection2/21/2016
  Q: My 13 year old Wire Fox terrier was just diagnosed with a skin bacterial yeast infection 2 weeks ...
  A: Sounds like you are doing a lot of good things for her. I'll go over a few things I've learned over ...
Dogs nutrition1/28/2016
  Q: I seem to have had several pieces of conflicting information from friends regarding dogs nutrition. ...
  A: Dogs have been eating RAW animal bones for as long as they have existed. When you think of nutrition ...
Maltese vomit and loss of appetite1/25/2016
  Q: My name is Nancy and I have 9 month old male Maltese Gizmo , he's been healthy till 4 days ago. I ...
  A: Usually when a dog is hurting from something, they tend not to eat much. The dog's digestive system ...
Yeasty dogs12/5/2015
  Q: My 10 year old black German Shepard has suffered for years with severe yeast infection. It has been ...
  A: I feel for your situation and I'm sorry you have to go through it. I can try and make a couple ...
lemongrass oil10/3/2015
  Q: Can you tell me if lemongrass oil is toxic for dogs? I want to put some in a homemade oatmeal ...
  A: Although I've never tried lemongrass oil in any combination on a dog, I have heard that it does help ...
Bouvier itchy skin9/27/2015
  Q: Maxi is a 3.5 year old bouvier, about 70 lbs. We feed her, and our 2 shih tzus, purina one, lamb. ...
  A: Let's see if we can go over a few things that may help. Thanks for providing a complete list of ...
Tank9/18/2015
  Q: Hey Roger, just a few more questions to make sure I've got all this down before I begin. First, we ...
  A: Good morning Colleen, Yes, I believe the treated water can react to his sensitive skin. That would ...
Severe allergies and have not been using big company brands for 2 years!!!!9/17/2015
  Q: McLeskey, I am writing you as a last resort. We honestly don't know what else to do. We have a male ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many issues with your baby. Also sounds like you ave tried almost ...
POLLO9/16/2015
  Q: roger I'm back with a short question--Pollo has been doing great thanks to yo I now need to know ...
  A: Glad to hear everything is going fine for the moment. Of course that's the way it is with our dogs, ...
dog allergies8/14/2015
  Q: Roger--my recued dog a shisue mixed is 23lbs and 5yrs old. we've had him 3 yrs and in the past 6 to ...
  A: Something has obviously changed. This type of behavior is consistent with some type of allergy. ...
dog low fat diet6/15/2015
  Q: Ive got a 15 year old dog. Who recently has started being sick after drinking water. I am going to ...
  A: That action could be a lot of things. Acid reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux could definitely be a ...
High Protein Levels6/15/2015
  Q: Roger - My 10-year old boxer had a senior urine check test performed because she has lost weight ...
  A: Good to hear from you again but sorry under the circumstances. Kidney disease seems to be getting a ...
DULL COAT, NOT EATING, DANDRUFF, GETTING SLIM5/9/2015
  Q: I am from a village in Jharkhand India, as there is no proper Vet available in my village. I require ...
  A: I feel for your problem and will try to help you all I can. The products you mention from your ...
pit bull puppy5/8/2015
  Q: My pit bull was stolen when she was pregnant and she was returned n 05-07-2015 she had 12 was told ...
  A: You need to feed him right away if its been a while. You can go to the pet store and buy puppy ...
pit bull litter4/28/2015
  Q: My pit Leena recently had her first litter, 5 healthy males. My question is at what point are the ...
  A: Typically puppies are weaned anywhere from 4 to 9 weeks. If it were me, I would leave them on ...
Veggie treats for dog on Urinary SO diet4/24/2015
  Q: My 10 year old Shih Tzu has recently had major surgery to remove bladder stones. His prescribed diet ...
  A: Sorry your dog has to go on this diet. We've seen it many times. Vets push these foods for various ...
Allergies3/3/2015
  Q: I have a 9 year old poodle/terrier mix. I had him tested do to continual stomach issues for years, ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many issues. Very typical these days as most commercial dog foods ...
Nutritional food and Training treats for Min Pins2/7/2015
  Q: Roger, I have Owen Min Pins for 32 years. Lost my last baby due to old age in October. My vet gave a ...
  A: I will be happy to provide some information and you can take it from there. Firstly, what has been ...
Regurgitation1/12/2015
  Q: My dog (Abby) regurgitates a lot and I was wondering if that is bad for her, because I herd it was ...
  A: Hey Gabe, Some regurgitation is normal every once in a while. But if she is doing this often, then ...
vomiting-upset stomach1/3/2015
  Q: my dog has an upset stomach threw up I think she has an upset stomach. is it ok to give her maximum ...
  A: We use a product made for dogs from Apawthercary from Animal Essentials that is a ginger mint combo. ...
dog itching12/16/2014
  Q: I have two dogs. One is a shiz tzu and one is a small breed mix. Both have allergies. The shiz tzu ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many issues. Let's try to take control of it and give them some ...
liver supplements12/8/2014
  Q: is there any food or supplement that supports/improves liver function in dogs? -thanks
  A: Hey Jon, Milk Thistle is one of the best supplements for aiding and cleansing the liver for both ...
Lhasp Apso itching and chewing11/6/2014
  Q: My 12 year Lhasa apso has had medical issues in the past but lately he has been doing ok. My dog ...
  A: Dogs can suffer from various allergic reactions and each one typically causes the symptoms you are ...
Nutrition for Panosteitis-Thanks in advance!11/4/2014
  Q: My 1 year old German Shepherd just got diagnosed with Panosteitis, which showed up in his right rear ...
  A: I haven't heard of this before so I did look it up. It does sound painful. I can't ethically tell ...
Feeding9/1/2014
  Q: I currently feed my dogs three times a day because I was told that it is better for their digestive ...
  A: We feed our dogs twice a day, at breakfast and dinner time. Some people feed only once a day. But ...
Diarrhea problems with Trixie7/23/2014
  Q: Roger- Trixie has been having bouts of diarrhea and I was wondering if there was an easy way to ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your recent issues. Let's go over a few things and see what we can find. First, ...
skin problems7/15/2014
  Q: I have a mix Shiar Pai (excuse spelling)anyway he is a big wrinkly dog.He started having skin ...
  A: Hey Pat, Let's see if we can address a few things and go over some alternatives. First, if it's a ...
Boxer Dandruff7/8/2014
  Q: Roger - I have spoken to you many times in the past about my boxer, Trixie. I recently changed her ...
  A: Glad to hear from you again. Sounds like you are taking excellent care of Trixie, she's a lucky ...
Siberian Husky7/5/2014
  Q: I adopted a 6 years old male Siberian Husky in 2012. He has a perianal tumour that a vet left ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many issues with your dog. This can be very troubling and costly. ...
Skin/ hair issues6/27/2014
  Q: I happened upon your site after researching my dogs skin rashes and hair loss. My red lab is just ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such problems, but I'm glad you are taking the time to do the research ...
What to give my dog to produce more milk?6/14/2014
  Q: I was wondering what to give my mini dachshund to help her produce more milk. She had 3 puppies on ...
  A: Hey Mark, This is not my specialty with mothers milk, but I'll try to give a couple of pointers. ...
Talking dogs5/2/2014
  Q: Do you know if dogs can talk/communicate with us?
  A: This is not my specialty on this forum. This is a good question for an animal behaviorist or an ...
Introducing Treats4/9/2014
  Q: Roger - I know that your expertise is mostly on nutrition but I was wondering what your take would ...
  A: Sure I remember you guys. Hope all is going well with the diet. The bully stick aggression is a ...
Ingested large piece of rawhide3/22/2014
  Q: My 12lb shih-tzu just ingested a rather large piece of rawhide (the size of a playing card), she is ...
  A: Yes, I would be concerned. There are a couple of different types of rawhide. Some are made of whole ...
Homemade diet-dirt eating dirt3/20/2014
  Q: My dog has been on a diet prepared by a vet nutritionalist about 1/12 years ago. It was tweaked ...
  A: Unless you didn't include it on your list, I'm not seeing any calcium source. A dog's natural diet ...
Zignature Dry Grain Free Dog Food3/17/2014
  Q: Roger - I have asked you questions in the past and you have been so helpful. I was wondering what ...
  A: Not familiar with the Zignature line but I looked it up and it does sound like a good food. But as ...
dog seperation anxiety3/4/2014
  Q: McLeskey I rescued a 1 yr old male (neutered) American bulldog/pitbull mix about 7 months ago from ...
  A: First, I think it is so great that you rescued him and probably from a horrible fate. But to leave ...
feeding2/17/2014
  Q: I have 2 year old shih-poo who at this time is eating wet food. I am concern that she may be getting ...
  A: I would never recommend anyone to switch to a dry food diet. This is by far the worst diet a dog can ...
German Shepherd2/6/2014
  Q: My son has a 1 yr old male german shepherd.What is the proper amount of dry dog food to give him ...
  A: I appreciate that you are reaching out and asking about food for your sons shepherd. This, by far is ...
Great Pyrenees1/27/2014
  Q: we have a 4 week old Great Pyrenees puppy, she is starting to eat canned soft food. and i just have ...
  A: Work with your vet for her shots. She will need all the standard vaccinations. She will need the ...
What should be the feeding schedule for in and after 9 weeks old German Shepherd Puppy?12/1/2013
  Q: What should be the feeding schedule for in and after 9 weeks old male German Shepherd Puppy? I have ...
  A: Typically you would feed 3 times a day at least. You can feed chicken and liver as part of his ...
Dogs11/29/2013
  Q: My80 year old brother lives rent free in my home in St. Louis, Mo and is allowing his two big dogs ...
  A: NO, you are NOT wrong to demand that this practice stop. It is your house, your rules. The dogs ...
aspirin allergy11/27/2013
  Q: Long story short, I have an 18 month old foxhound mix named Camo. He is about 65 pounds. He has ...
  A: I've never heard of any dog having such a reaction to aspirin. It must have been something he got ...
my dog10/26/2013
  Q: my name is Jean, I need help, my dog got away home and came back after three days, I do not know ...
  A: Keep in mind, this is really a veterinarian question and I'm not a vet. But I'll try to give you any ...
Cranberry & probiotic support10/17/2013
  Q: I have a 4 mo. Old Beagle with an inverted vulva. She's experiencing her 2nd UTI. I've read that ...
  A: I'm glad you are coming forward and asking questions about nutrition. Most people don't give it a ...
water consumption9/30/2013
  Q: Our nine-year old fox terrier is experiencing a change in his water drinking habits. We have ...
  A: Hey David, To me it is always a concern when a dog changes such habits after all this time. Kidney ...
Rottweiler health9/6/2013
  Q: and your response is appreciated. I own a Rottweiler. She is pure bred, although admittedly she is ...
  A: The most plausible cause to me would be a UTI. It could possibly be diabetes as well. Although not ...
Allergies ,scratching9/1/2013
  Q: Was wondering your advice on best antihistamine to use for itching,I have 4 year old male cavalier ...
  A: You state he scratches all the time on comfort is for fleas. I'm sorry, that don't make any sense to ...
Killing fleas in carpets.8/25/2013
  Q: I found recipe for killing fleas in the carpet using epsom salt and pennyroyal oil. It says to ...
  A: I've never heard of using epsom salt and pennyroyal oil. It may work, I don't know, just don't know ...
To many fleas8/18/2013
  Q: We have three inside dogs. Recently we've become overwhelmed by fleas. What's the best and fasted ...
  A: We typically do not like chemical flea treatments but when you have an infestation, it can become ...
Golden Retriver, scratching, biting, probably some type of allergy8/12/2013
  Q: Sir, Golden Retriever is about 10 1/2 years old. His back side is all bare from scratching and ...
  A: Sorry to hear you're having so many issues. It's painful to watch your dog suffer like that, I know! ...
nails trimmed8/6/2013
  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: I feel for your problem as many dogs experience this. This is really an animal behaviorist ...
dogs eating poop, food allergies7/31/2013
  Q: Both our 1 year old chihuahuas have food allergies that cause them to lick their paws excessively, ...
  A: Not sure if anyone really knows the answer as to why some dogs eat poop. Some say it's a lack of ...
Weight Control7/21/2013
  Q: We have a female Lab 4 years old and a male Golden Retriever 3 years old. The Lab's weight is 60/65 ...
  A: Hey David, Weight control is a popular problem with many dogs today. There are obviously two ways ...
Rotti puppy, constant scratching and UTI7/15/2013
  Q: My Rotti is now 16 wks and has had UTI since I got her at 8wks. She has also been scratching, ...
  A: Typically we don't see too many food allergies in such young puppies. But, when the parents are fed ...
rice in dogs diet6/27/2013
  Q: I have 5 Basset Hounds. Purchased our first in June 2008. From the time we got her her diet ...
  A: I applaud your efforts to feed a good diet for your dogs. It's a lot of work to keep up with it but ...
dog/ trembling and shaking in the front legs6/23/2013
  Q: Roger McLeskey, Our dog, Ginny, is a female mixed breed. We are fairly positive that she is part ...
  A: I'm sorry that you and Ginny has to go through so much. Let's try to help you get a better look at ...
Skin and Coat Issue6/20/2013
  Q: I realize from your bio that you are not a vet and do not answer medical questions, but I would ...
  A: Hey Mike, More than likely it would be from the fleas. A flea allergy or just being bit allot can ...
natrual flea and tick repellant6/3/2013
  Q: I wanted to know what ingredients such as lemongrass that are edible could be used to repel fleas ...
  A: Many companies use garlic in there editable flea treats/foods. Too much is not good so I would look ...
Over weight Brittany spaniel5/24/2013
  Q: I have had dogs all my life I now have a Brittany spaniel 7 years old and can't get her weight ...
  A: Weight control is an issue with many people. It's tough to look at them while they are wanting more ...
Thuja & Calcarea Carbonica for dog warts5/18/2013
  Q: I read the post about giving Thuja and/or Calcarea Carbonica for dog warts. It said to give one ...
  A: I'm afraid I've had no experience with Thuja or Calcarea Carbonica. But here is a website where they ...
about my dog5/13/2013
  Q: i just bought a puppy today ,they told me he was a chihuahua but i think he could be mixed? He looks ...
  A: He does look chihuahua but we've seen them mixed with so many other dogs. One of the people in a ...
drying bones for dogs5/5/2013
  Q: I was wondering how to dry bones for my dog because a fresh cooked bone he always seems to throw up ...
  A: Warren, I'm afraid I'm not familiar with drying bones for dogs. We feed raw bones to our dogs. We ...
allergic dog.5/1/2013
  Q: This is continuing from my previous email, a few minutes ago. In case my dog is allergic to dust ...
  A: It is possible that he has other types of allergies. If you can purchase some Borax laundry soap in ...
dog allergies and food.5/1/2013
  Q: I believe my 3 yr. old Shep/hound mix dog is allergic to his food. I changed from Beneful when he ...
  A: I think I just answered your other question. Only this time it looks like you are mentioning name ...
dog allergy5/1/2013
  Q: My 54 pound mixed-bred Shep/Hound dog, 3 yrs. old, has been allergic to something for most of his ...
  A: Sorry for you and your pup to have to go through this. Let's see if we can figure out a couple of ...
please help!!4/24/2013
  Q: . I'm very worried bout my pitbull puppy his about 5mnths old and has no appetite at all and loosing ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having problems getting your pup to eat. You didn't mention what kind of ...
Chihuhua help4/20/2013
  Q: I have a Chihuahua X papillion mix, she is 6lbs and almost 4 years old. Currently, feeding her is a ...
  A: Balance is the key thing to any diet. The puppy food is a higher protein and of course the chicken ...
crusty nose and boogers4/17/2013
  Q: She is having a tough time breathing cause the boogers r dry and so is her nose not running just dry ...
  A: First of all, I have to recommend you see a vet to make sure there are no underlying causes. ...
fleas/worm medicine3/14/2013
  Q: my puppy corgi is taking ComboGuard monthly to prevent fleas/heartworms/etc. I typically don't like ...
  A: You're right about the chemical treatments being hard on dogs. It don't matter what the ...
oxalate crystals in urine3/14/2013
  Q: My 12 year old beagle was just diagnosed with oxalate crystals in his urine. I don't like nor trust ...
  A: We've always believed and practice a raw food diet for our dogs (including three beagles). This ...
feed my corgi3/11/2013
  Q: i'm wondering if it's good to feed my 7 months corgi once/twice a week of raw meat then most days ...
  A: The best diet for any dog is the raw food diet. This is the way nature intended them to eat and ...
Dog with enlarged heart3/8/2013
  Q: We have an 'almost' 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who I had to take to the emergency ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your pup. I don't know what you were on but going to any kind of Science Diet, ...
Raw food diet and auto immune disease3/5/2013
  Q: I recently took my 3 year old border collie/ terrier mix to the vet because I felt he looked really ...
  A: It's very concerning to me but not surprising that the vet didn't find out what's wrong and suggest ...
Zoe2/26/2013
  Q: I've been trying to see how I can afford to get the organ meat and bone into Zoes diet. She has ...
  A: Yes, egg shells are a very good calcium supplement for dogs. I would bake them at a low temp for a ...
Cally2/24/2013
  Q: My Springer Spaniel becomes very anxious when i need to leave her in the house on her own (doctors ...
  A: Separation anxiety is a very common problem for many people and their dogs. They are pack animals ...
Extrememly Excessive Shedding2/20/2013
  Q: I got a Hound puppy in September who is 8 months old now. His name is Camo and I just have a few ...
  A: Hard to say what might be in him. He looks like he may have some Grey Hound in his legs, face and ...
Strange Wet Spots2/12/2013
  Q: I have noticed wet spots on the bed and couch where my dog has been laying. I have no idea what it ...
  A: This seems to happen to girls who may have been spayed at an early age. Diet can play a role in this ...
Uncomfortable after eating2/11/2013
  Q: My two year old flatcoat has been on the raw food diet since joining us at 8 weeks old. He looks fit ...
  A: I think it's fantastic that you started him on the raw food diet so young. This will go a long ways ...
Blue healer border collie mix2/10/2013
  Q: I just got a blue healer border collie mix puppy. I was wondering what brand of dog food should I ...
  A: Congratulations on the new pup. And especially about researching what's best to feed. That will go a ...
10.5 year old Sheltie with odor and skin problems2/4/2013
  Q: I just read your response to an email about yeast in dogs. You listed several good name brand ...
  A: Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I've been hit by a cold and was down for a couple days. ...
itchy, flakey skin and hairloss2/1/2013
  Q: My Border Collie Lab mix has flakey skin which is causing itching and hair loss on her back side, ...
  A: As long as you've had her in for skin test and they come back negative, we can concentrate on her ...
cheese smell1/31/2013
  Q: I have a sheetsu* and she has developed a rash along with a rash that smells like cheese, she is ...
  A: Have you had her checked by a vet? It's possible she has an infection and/or an infestation. Both ...
3 pound pomeramian1/31/2013
  Q: eat cook ham bone now throw up gave her bath in flie dip she still throw up laying around dosent ...
  A: Ed, She could have bad stomach upset from ham bone. Make sure she is drinking plenty of water or ...
Allergies?1/24/2013
  Q: I have an 8-month-old rottweiler puppy that is healthy in all aspects except that he is scratching ...
  A: That helps me a lot to make any suggestions. Being only 8 months old, we rarely see food allergies ...
rescue poodle mix1/18/2013
  Q: We just got brought our new poodle mix dog yesterday. He has been urinating but has not had a BM. I ...
  A: It sounds to me like he has just been through a lot lately and is scared, possibly in pain from the ...
digestive problem1/15/2013
  Q: I have a 7 month old puppy who's part beagle and cocker spaniel. All his life he's been having ...
  A: Mercedes, You mention that you put him on "special dry food from Petco" but didn't tell me what ...
my dog keeps licking her legs1/13/2013
  Q: First off I just want to thank you for all your advice. I read the article where you recommended the ...
  A: I would make sure she is getting all grain free foods and even avoid the rice. If she is that ...
french bulldog - inverted vulva?1/13/2013
  Q: My 4 1/2 month old french bulldog puppy, Penny, has been scooting around in circles the last couple ...
  A: First of all, I'm not a vet and this is a medical question. You would be better off finding a vet or ...
dogs yeast infection1/9/2013
  Q: Roger I just read what you wrote about this subject to someone else, and it was so helpful. My ...
  A: You've done well to take it upon yourself to do research. That's so much more than most will attempt ...
3 better than 21/7/2013
  Q: I have a multi-part question I am hoping you can provide insight on. A little background first. We ...
  A: This is really a behavioral question and my specialty on this forum is animal nutrition. You may be ...
pug skin problems1/6/2013
  Q: I really appreciate it. My 3 yr old pug, Prissy has been itching almost constantly for 2 years and ...
  A: With the foul smell and constant itching, it sounds like she may have Candidiasis or better known as ...
dutch sheperd 8 wks underweight1/4/2013
  Q: I bought a male dutch sheperd off a family who breeds at a little over 6 weeks and will be turning 8 ...
  A: The best thing to do is add more food. Of course a raw food diet is far superior to anything else, ...
5 month old German Shepherd ears12/30/2012
  Q: I was wondering if you could help answer a question about my puppies ears. She is 5 months old ...
  A: I'm afraid I have no idea about this. My expertise is in dog nutrition. This would be a great ...
Good brand of dog food12/30/2012
  Q: I have two dogs, a 7 yr old boston terrier & and 3 yr old daschund. My dachsund is a picky eater who ...
  A: I think it's great that you are researching the best foods for your dogs. Many people don't and ...
Cutting costs to feed puppies12/22/2012
  Q: We had a litter of 14 Great Danes this fall. They are beautiful, healthy pups. We have been ...
  A: I feel for your situation. We are big believers in adopting and not shopping as their are so many in ...
chlorophyl dosage for small dogs12/16/2012
  Q: I have a small rescue female dog (weighs about 5 lbs.) I had wanted to wait to have her spayed to ...
  A: I've never had or know of anyone who had done this for that reason but it sure may help. As for ...
Husky puppy Throwing up after eating.12/16/2012
  Q: I have a 10 week full breed siberian husky whom we only brought home 3 days ago. His first night ...
  A: Yes, it very well could be the stress and unfamiliarity of his new surroundings. It's always a good ...
Strange Behavior12/1/2012
  Q: I know this may be a medical question you cannot answer, but maybe you have experienced this too ...
  A: It's tough to say what was going on. Depending on how old she is and what kind of diet she is on, it ...
Possible further symtoms of allergies12/1/2012
  Q: I have had my Bichon Frise, Angel, for around 5 years now. Her skin has become increasingly ...
  A: Sorry to hear you have to go through all this. There can be many causes to this type of infliction ...
food11/24/2012
  Q: she will eat little bits from me but not alot, some days she wont eat her treats and shes loosing ...
  A: She shouldn't be getting any dry food as there is no good moisture in it. She should have and still ...
Pug Nutrition and Fibre Content11/15/2012
  Q: I have a 10 month old pug and he poops between 4-7 times a day. I have been reading on the internet ...
  A: It is unusual for a dog to go that many times. The diet you are feeding sounds fine but may be a ...
Possible food allergies causing itching10/25/2012
  Q: My dog Sam is a lab mix (not sure what he's mixed with - we adopted him from the pound last year, ...
  A: that helps me to give you a little better direction. First of all, stay far and away from any of ...
I'm worried about my dog10/24/2012
  Q: My 9 year old Short haired Jack Russell terrier Charlie, Is shedding a lot more than usual (fur ...
  A: There are a number of reasons he could be throwing up and having Diarrhea. The loss of fur ...
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: I will be happy to answer any of your questions I can. Some of your questions are of a behavioral ...
dog10/16/2012
  Q: we adopted a Yorkie from a rescue group a couple of months ago. They think she is about 2 years ...
  A: You have a lucky little girl that is in excellent care. Many people don't take the time to do the ...
worms10/10/2012
  Q: My month old puppy made a no 2 with worms in it. He is alone and we gave him fresh warm milk
  A: You will need to see a vet to get some de-wormer medicine for him. This is important or it can lead ...
about my akita10/6/2012
  Q: s is the food ok what i feed him i feed him about 500 grams of dry food a day split in two feeds ...
  A: As for his size and potential size, I would look for websites or forums on Akita's. There you can ...
dog behavior problem10/5/2012
  Q: Molly is an English Springr Spaniel 6 years old. She was purchased from a breeder for my 3 year old ...
  A: My specialty on this forum is in pet nutrition. A proper diet makes all the difference in the world ...
Husky10/4/2012
  Q: I have a 3 year old Siberian Husky. We have had her since she was a few months old and she has ...
  A: Mikayla, If you haven't done so, please get her spayed so there is NO more pups. These litters are ...
leg tumor9/25/2012
  Q: Beagle fifteen years old with front leg tumor ,joint problems for years .Licking the tumor a lot any ...
  A: We have a soft spot for our Beagles. We have a couple ourselves. I wish you would have told me ...
grooming Great Pyrenees9/25/2012
  Q: My daughter was given a Great Pyrenees a year ago. The dog loves to be outside and his hair has ...
  A: I would call or stop by a local grooming place and ask them this question. They will also be able to ...
biosol-m9/20/2012
  Q: took my dog to the vet yesterday because she keeps throwing up. it started mon., tues. didn't eat ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having to deal with these issues with such a young pup. Your vet should have ...
dog allegies9/16/2012
  Q: Can you please help me? My dog has major allergies to what I don't know, he's had blood tests done, ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having to go through all these things. I wish you would have told me his breed ...
fleas!9/8/2012
  Q: I recently found my 10 month old, indoor dwelling chihuahua has fleas. I believe he has had them for ...
  A: Fleas can be a real problem, especially this year. Once they invade your home, you have to go all ...
our dog acts like she is starving9/3/2012
  Q: we have a 2 1/2 year old german shepherd dog female. she has always been a hard one to feed. we ...
  A: I wish you would have told me what food she is on now and what you've tried. It would make it a lot ...
my yorkie eats grass8/26/2012
  Q: Is it bad for my yorkie to eat grass? He is very active and he eats purina dog chow but everytime he ...
  A: Maria, No, it's not a problem for dogs to eat grass. There could be various reasons dogs do this. ...
General Questions8/23/2012
  Q: ***I'm about to write A LOT***You were warned** Hello, my name is Rubi. I'm a new dog owner of an ...
  A: Congratulations on your new dog. You are doing a very good thing by researching everything you need ...
boxer pup allergies or skin issues?8/21/2012
  Q: I have a 9 month old reverse brindle boxer pup. She has been having symptoms that to me seem ...
  A: It's not that often we see dogs under a year of age have food related allergies. However, if the ...
Coat growth8/16/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old dobermann,(yes its 2 N's, the germans made the dog AKC/DPCA has no right ...
  A: A good thick coat begins with good nutrition and supplements. You didn't mention what you are ...
Scratching8/13/2012
  Q: My dog is constantly scratching inside his ear and then licking his nails afterwards. At first we ...
  A: Bryan, It could possibly be a sign of a parasite/tic or other. You can usually spot something by ...
Min pin8/5/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old min pin girl named dolce and read everywhere that min Pins are enter with a ...
  A: Your question is on behavior type issues with your dogs. My specialty and expertise on this forum is ...
Dog vomiting and has liquid feces8/2/2012
  Q: Female dog is weak and vomiting solid food but the feces are liquid. We have this dog a 10months ...
  A: There's too much going on with her. She needs to be seen by a vet right away. They will ave to do ...
Small Mixed Breed with Chronic Skin Problems7/21/2012
  Q: Baily, my 7 year old 15 pound female mixed breed (pug/rat terrier/mini pincher mix) has had skin ...
  A: You're in a place where a lot of other people get, frustrated with their vet and searching for ...
Diet7/19/2012
  Q: We have 2 Great Danes - female who is 3 and male who is 18 months. The male has had all kinds of ...
  A: You sure have your hands full of dogs and a few common problems. You're right about your vet not ...
Shih tzu ripping out fur7/18/2012
  Q: I have a 9 month old Shih tzu puppy who has, since she was 8 weeks old, been ripping out her fur. I ...
  A: It does sound like a behavioral issue but certain things, like the diet, can make the skin feel ...
Skin condition7/17/2012
  Q: My friend Fritz, a black and white mini schnauzer has a spot that is dry and crusty on his lower ...
  A: If your vet ruled out any infestation (fleas, mites, mange or others), then more than likely it's an ...
Female Husky ten month old7/8/2012
  Q: My dog Nika(husky) who I adopted from a family who in a short story claim to have her since she was ...
  A: You need to learn how to tell good ingredients from bad ingredients in dog foods. Also, the fillers ...
Please help - thank you!7/8/2012
  Q: my 5 lb Yorkie is gagging,snorting,seems like burping or hiccuping. Her stomach is making loud ...
  A: Casey, It's impossible to tell what's going on with without an examination. It could be something ...
Discharge from eyes7/7/2012
  Q: I wrote you earlier with a different problem and was very satisfied with your attention and ability. ...
  A: This is not one of my specialties but I will give you my opinion. When you say evidence of runny ...
Mosquito bites. :(7/5/2012
  Q: I just adopted a Great Dane/Black mouth curr mix. He's amazing! Only problem is we live in swamp ...
  A: There is a natural product called Natural Defense by Sentry that will kill and/or repel mosquitoes. ...
dog stopped eating7/3/2012
  Q: Our dog Brandy is 13 years old a golden cross.She has been eating medical senior for about 6 ...
  A: Sorry to hear you're having difficulties with Brandy. It can get tougher when dog's will not eat for ...
my teacup yorkie7/1/2012
  Q: my dog bobby does not eat his food because i think it to hard for him so i put his food in hot water ...
  A: Dry foods are not the best for dogs. No dog should ever be on a dry food diet anyway. Dry foods ...
lethargic dog6/30/2012
  Q: We have a 5 year old female black lab who has not been fixed. She is usually very energetic and ...
  A: Most all pits from fruits contain small amounts of cyanide. So obviously eating any quantity of ...
dogs appetite after giving birth6/21/2012
  Q: i have a minature daschund..4 yrs. old...just had her first litter on sunday and monday...5 ...
  A: If it were me, I would stick to good quality premium puppy food. In the can, not any dry foods. ...
Swollen nipples6/14/2012
  Q: My daughter has a 10 month old female pit bull she has had swollen nipplesfor 3-4 months and the ...
  A: Hey Carl, My specialty on this forum is dog nutrition. But I didn't want to reject your question as ...
Yeast!6/4/2012
  Q: I have an English Bulldog who's 2 1/2 yrs old. Since he was 3 mos. old we've dealt with one thing ...
  A: Sorry to hear you and your baby are going through so many difficulties. Many younger dogs are ...
Loquats6/2/2012
  Q: Do you have any information about loquats, and whether they are harmful or toxic to dogs?
  A: To be honest, I've never had that question about loquats before. They are not native around my area ...
Diarrhea..5/26/2012
  Q: I have been monitoring my dog now for at least 4 days she ate fine monday, didn't eat at all Tuesday ...
  A: If she is prone to an allergy like to the chicken, other things can and will start bugging her ...
Skin Problems/ American Bulldog5/25/2012
  Q: I so hope that you can help my puppy! I have an American Bulldog that is 3 months old and he ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many difficulties with your baby. These can be tough things to ...
Dog- Allergies5/22/2012
  Q: I suspect that my Couton De Tular has an allergy to grass. It is kept indoors. Condition: It ...
  A: I have to assume you've tried wiping the feet with a good grooming wipe or similar product after the ...
my pit bull mix is have bumps that look like some sort of wart.5/12/2012
  Q: well, she is at my dads and I haven't seen her in a while. I just came up and she recently had ...
  A: That's a tough question because of the need for biopsy to identify what exactly they are. Many older ...
picky dog eater5/7/2012
  Q: I have a 1.5 year old black lab pit mix. In the last week she has become a very picky eater. At ...
  A: Labs and lab mixes our our number one dogs with sensitive tummy's and skin and coat issues. Dogs ...
Farting5/4/2012
  Q: Betty is a shihtzu/terrier cross weighing 7kg. She was very ill as a puppy with ringworm and took ...
  A: That's a very unusual diet you have her on. Rotation and variety is very good for your girl and her ...
Request for review of dog food ingredients4/28/2012
  Q: I wondering if you could provide some direction for me in choosing a good dog food for my 60 lb, 3 ...
  A: I understand your concern with the cost of feeding. It's on a lot of peoples mind of late. But your ...
Itchy dog4/23/2012
  Q: My dog just started constantly scratching her neck where her collar is. When I take off her collar ...
  A: Kylie, See what the material of the collar is made of. Maybe that is bothering her. Might try a ...
My Lhasa apso Not eating4/20/2012
  Q: I was given a Lhasa Apso that was 7 mo. old to save him fromt he pund. he is precious. i have had ...
  A: First, that's a great thing you did by taking him into your home. It's another great thing that you ...
Yorkie has bloody stools! HELP4/9/2012
  Q: My 5 year old, 5 pound male Yorkie has ate a large portion of pork steak. He is shaky, stomach is ...
  A: The meat shouldn't be any problem as long as his digestive system is used to eating meat like that. ...
dogs3/17/2012
  Q: if i squeeze my dogs gassy belly will she fart and why
  A: That's a sign of a digestive problem. This typically happens to dogs who are on a high grain based ...
Boxer drinking excessive water3/14/2012
  Q: Roger - I have asked you several questions in the past about my boxer and you have been so helpful. ...
  A: I'm glad to hear you have her on a good food like that. It will do her a lot of good. Instinct is a ...
Puppy weight3/10/2012
  Q: i emailed you a few days ago, but missed the opportunity to add about my 5 month old black German ...
  A: You are absolutely right about wanting to wait to have him neutered. We are firm believers that you ...
Dog Food Recommendation3/9/2012
  Q: I have a 4 year old female English Bulldog who we adopted a few months ago. The previous owner had ...
  A: The Canidae and Great Life are both premium foods, we carry both of them in our store. The Canidae ...
Puppy weight health3/6/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old male black German shepherd. When he was around 4 and a half months old he ...
  A: I would be more worried about feeding him that I.D. food much more than if his growth has been ...
food choice for senior dog2/29/2012
  Q: Roger. I have 10-11 yr old Siberian Husky rescue who has recovered from a bout with liver problems, ...
  A: I understand about our older four legged kids. My wife and I went through it with a couple. They ...
Rosemary Extract safe for dogs?2/29/2012
  Q: Rosemary Extract safe for dogs? I have a medium sized pit dalmatian mix and her Cod Liver oil has ...
  A: I've not had a lot of experience with rosemary and it's uses for dogs. But from what I do know is ...
Dog diet2/28/2012
  Q: Took my dog to the vet today, she is part lab/retriever, 5 years old. She has always been stocky and ...
  A: We define commercial dog foods as one's that contain one or more of the not-so-good and allergy ...
Dog shaking uncontrollably1/30/2012
  Q: I have a dog that is 4 years old. Her name is Dixie and she is a Brittany Spaniel. Last week I ...
  A: Kyle, Sorry to hear Dixie has to go through all this. Typically regular vets are pill poppers to ...
Dog Flatulence1/25/2012
  Q: I have a lab mix and she has suddenly been making horrible gas. I know dogs make gas but this smell ...
  A: This is a very common problem for many animals. It's all in the digestion of the foods they eat. ...
diarrhea/food issue1/24/2012
  Q: I rescued a shihpoo 1 1/2 months ago, he is 4 1/2 years old. I have been feeding him a combination ...
  A: First, I'm glad to hear you did a rescue, the world needs more like you! I see he's also fairly ...
loud rumbling and squeaking sounds in dog1/24/2012
  Q: Our two year old miniature poodle has been healthy. The only way we have ever noticed him passing ...
  A: Many times when something does not agree with a dog, there digestive system will make these types of ...
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: I personally don't have a lot of experience with split whiskers and dogs. From what I do know is ...
Raw diet1/11/2012
  Q: I have an 11 month old female Golden Retriever. Her current diet as of a few weeks ago is Diamond ...
  A: Molly is s good looking dog. You're doing good by researching a proper diet for her. She will live ...
cocker spaniel1/10/2012
  Q: My 2 year old spaniel Toby eats home cooked rice and chicken. He has suddenly developed small red ...
  A: This can be caused by a number of things. I'll go over several below and you will need to see if any ...
Cramps and feeding1/1/2012
  Q: Popeye thinks he has an iron stomach like our other dog. He does not. He ate some rawpork fat the ...
  A: The best thing for him right now is nothing but water for 24 hours. Then the bland diet, boiled ...
Best Dog Foods12/19/2011
  Q: I just adopted a 4-year-old English Bulldog. The previous owners had her on Canidae All Life Stages ...
  A: Hey Michael, Very good to hear you are taking an active role in researching the best food for your ...
Loss of Appetite when in heat12/16/2011
  Q: I have an 11 month old sheltie that is in her 2nd heat cycle and almost finished it. I have noticed ...
  A: Although I'm not an expert in heat cycles and their potential issues, I have heard others say that ...
cold feet12/12/2011
  Q: We have a somewhat recently-adopted adorable pug/beagle mix who's about 20 pounds (adopted from a ...
  A: That's great that you were able to rescue a little guy like that. We just rescued a little female ...
my staffy pup11/20/2011
  Q: shes so scared, always have her tail between her legs and ears back. she isnt boucy like supposed to ...
  A: Being that young she was probably born with this common problem. Sometimes abuse can cause this over ...
My 8 week old puppy will not stop peeing!11/19/2011
  Q: Okay, I have an 8-9 week old golden retriever and she won't stop peeing. I take her out every half ...
  A: Jamie, Sounds like she is having submissive and/or excitable urination problems. This is usually ...
Treats11/17/2011
  Q: What brand or kind of Dog Treats would you recommend... which ones would you stay away from.. ...
  A: Eating grass can be habitual or the dog is feeling like he is lacking in live enzymes and/or ...
Female Chihuahua dog with hip issue11/12/2011
  Q: I have an 8 years old female Chihuahua that lately has been strugling with stairs. My backyard and ...
  A: It's always difficult to see our beloved pet struggle with joint problems. We've been through it ...
Dog Bad Breath11/9/2011
  Q: Roger - I have asked you questions in the past about dog nutrition and you have been very helpful. ...
  A: Dry food does have a crunch but it don't clean the teeth. She needs rubbing action on her teeth to ...
bald dog11/6/2011
  Q: my dog is 10 years old. He is mixed bouvier with Labrador. He is getting bald between his legs, on ...
  A: Several things can make this happen. Make sure there is no infestation of any kind of parasite. They ...
constant biting and chewing10/31/2011
  Q: First off i want to thank you. I hope this isn't to much of a medical question. i read your profile ...
  A: Sorry to hear youíre having so many difficulties. I understand and appreciate your financial ...
Allergies10/21/2011
  Q: South Africa) Our 1 year old Africanis (mixed-breed) female dog, Laika, has been diagnosed by the ...
  A: The bump on her nose could be from a number of things. She could have been rubbing it hard from the ...
My German Shepherd10/18/2011
  Q: He eats normal 3 times a day and his not skinny but he only weighs 40 pounds and must other German ...
  A: It will mostly have to do with genetics and how big he gets. You need to look at the size of his ...
sam10/18/2011
  Q: my dog name is Sam and he is a yellow lab. He has the same problem Katie has. i changed his food to ...
  A: A couple of things, it may take 30-60 days for a dog to see much relief from severe skin and coat ...
Raw diet feeding to my Toy Poodle?10/17/2011
  Q: I am doing research on Prey Model Raw for my 7 lb male Toy Poodle (is currently eating kibble, and ...
  A: Congratulations for researching a few food diet. You will not regret feeding either a partial or ...
Dog bleeding10/7/2011
  Q: We just noticed that our 6 year old Weimaraner who is not neutered was rolling around on the bed & ...
  A: Just to be up front with you, I'm not a vet and you should always consult with your vet for any ...
Planning to get / buy Puppy.10/4/2011
  Q: We are planning to get / buy a Puppy in our house. Would like to get inputs from your side ...
  A: I'll try to answer your questions best I can. Some of these questions are going to be mostly your ...
calcium levels in raw feeding9/29/2011
  Q: I have been raw feeding my 11month old Poodle cross cavalier pup (Fry) for about 3 months now after ...
  A: Apparently even vets in Australia can be ignorant to proper species appropriate diets. They are sure ...
party training9/23/2011
  Q: ..when i am home she does it where i want her to do it which is on a chuck ...its like she knows ...
  A: When dogs are left alone at home, they can develop behavior problems such as the one you are ...
Intestinal food9/17/2011
  Q: i'm from Brazil, and I own a 3 years old Bichon frise, that had a pepetic ulcer in three months ago, ...
  A: First off, I'm not a vet so I cannot tell you to go off of your prescription diet. I can give you my ...
16 years old9/12/2011
  Q: My dog is 16 years old. he has been blind for almost a year and ever since he doesn't really ...
  A: It's normal for a dog to not eat for a day or two if they are hurting or sick. The digestive system ...
a small blister on my dogs lip9/9/2011
  Q: rocently my dog touched my hsir tongs,i have descxoverd a small blister on his lip.i was wondering ...
  A: If this is just a slight burn from a hot hair device, I would just apply some type of antibiotic ...
Allergies and nutrition9/8/2011
  Q: My 2-year old female lab mix is losing hair rapidly on elbows, ears, and around the eyes. I'm ...
  A: Aaron, To make a determination on what's going on, she may need to be checked by the vet to ...
Noisy stomach9/7/2011
  Q: Stuntman is a 2 and half year old mix breed. He lives in South Africa. For the past month he has had ...
  A: As long as the vet has checked him out and determined there are no internal injuries or diseases, ...
mange9/5/2011
  Q: I have a 8 week old puppy. He was playing at the house of a puppy that come to find out has mange. ...
  A: Depends on what type of mange the other dog has. Some common ones in puppies like Demodectic mange ...
sores on dog's tail and paw9/3/2011
  Q: We rescued a dog that was left outside and starved. We have had him a wk now, he has filled and ...
  A: he will have a good home now. The sores can be from a lot of things. Anything from parasites to ...
Puppy Throwing Up8/29/2011
  Q: I have a beagle puppy that is almost 8 months old and is going through her first heat. recently for ...
  A: Maybe it's the first heat that's upsetting her tummy or she got into something she shouldn't have. ...
2 of my dogs ate goose down feathers from pillow.8/24/2011
  Q: I have a male pitbull and female rottweiler that tore up a goose down pillow and they both ate a ...
  A: He Bryan, A dog, coyote or wolf in the wild will eat the feathers of their prey without problems. ...
eccesive eating8/21/2011
  Q: I have a basset hound that eats every hour or more. She has been tested for everything. We did find ...
  A: Thyroid issues have been on the rise but if you have that under control, did you test for any worms? ...
my puppy is allergic to grass8/19/2011
  Q: Itís been a week from now I have my puppy. His been going outside and something sleeps outside in ...
  A: If he is only 6 weeks old, he may be still very sensitive to the grass and/or other vegetation where ...
Over weight blue heeler8/17/2011
  Q: My 5 year old Male Blue heeler is slightly over weight. He is being walked about 5 times a week but ...
  A: Dogs are easy to get over weight. They train us to over feed them because they always make us ...
Boiled Eggs8/17/2011
  Q: I have a 15 weeks old male Doberman puppy - Prince. He is active and healthy. I feed him thrice a ...
  A: Eggs can be a good source of protein but to balance a diet with all the nutrients he needs, he ...
ask for kind and trainning of dogs8/15/2011
  Q: Mrs: I 'am an ignorant about dogs. But my daughter, she has six years old, asked me a little dog. ...
  A: If I were you, I would go to your local humane society. They have all kinds of dogs both big and ...
Dashound sinus problems8/10/2011
  Q: My dashound (mini) red in color has a bad sinus problem with productive mucus out nose. It seems to ...
  A: Lots of air borne type allergies are present this summer and a lot of dogs tend to suffer more and ...
Need Advice please8/7/2011
  Q: I have noticed that her back bone is showing a little but that's it and I'm thinking she might need ...
  A: Sorry to take so long, I was out for the day. Her rapid weight loss could be from a number of ...
Wolf hybrid giant malamute8/4/2011
  Q: how much would I have to spend on a giant malamute/wolf hybrid if the dog was fed on a raw, ...
  A: Geoff, Here is a link to a web site that has a calculator where all you need to do is enter his ...
nerve spindle sheath tumor7/31/2011
  Q: My adopted 10/11 yr. belgian malinoix which I've had for 8 yrs.was diagnosed with this on his front ...
  A: Sorry to hear your guy has to go through something like this. Your questions are very valid and I ...
Powder for a Healthy coat7/24/2011
  Q: , can you mention a name of a powder which can keep the fur growth and coat of a dog healthy?? I ...
  A: I don't know of any kind of powder that would accomplish a healthy skin and coat of a dog. This is ...
3MONTH OLD YORKIE7/20/2011
  Q: THE VOMIT IS FOAMY AND PINKISH. IN ADDITION SHE HAS BEEN SLEEPING ALOT LATELY. I TOOK HER TO THE ...
  A: She obviously ingested something that is causing the problem. You should ask your mom if she ...
My pitbull7/16/2011
  Q: Can i give my 2 yr old blue pit doxycycl 100 mg for mastitis she has 8 three wk old puppies. Never ...
  A: This question is for a vet to answer and is out of my expertise. Instead of rejecting your question, ...
Rash on puppy's belly7/15/2011
  Q: I have a one year old female chihuhua/papillion mix named Kiwi. I don't know if it matters, but Kiwi ...
  A: Kiwi sounds like a terrific little girl and has a very caring mother. Iíll give you my thoughts on ...
Flea irritation on 4 year old pitbull7/5/2011
  Q: Ihave a 85 pound 4 yr old pitbull she has fleas I tried the hartz first wasnt very succesful n gave ...
  A: You need to make sure what the sores are from. Do you know for sure that they are from the flea meds ...
Adding a second pup7/4/2011
  Q: My name is Kyle, and I have just added a second dog to our family, my first dog is a Australian ...
  A: This is actually a behavior question and not a nutrition question in which is my specialty. I can ...
Possible dog food allergy?7/3/2011
  Q: I have recently noticed a few small raised bumps on my 2.5 year old Shih Tzu's body after grooming ...
  A: Dogs can sure develop all kinds of little things on their skin. It's hard to say what it can be as ...
Giving a Chihuahua pain meds...6/30/2011
  Q: What can I give my 3 year old Chihuahua for pain? The vet gave her, her yearly rabies shot and when ...
  A: Yes, baby aspirin is a decent product for temporary relief of minor pain. You can of course get ...
my queensland heeler,....6/28/2011
  Q: my Queensland heeler is 4 years old and is VERY healthy but this last week or so her left side of ...
  A: It could be from a number of things. Could she have been stung by a bee or bitten by a spider or ...
Birthmark appearing on my year and half old dog6/24/2011
  Q: I have a boxer/yellow lab mix and she's a 1 1/2 year old female. She has a patch of skin about the ...
  A: I don't think it is any sort of birthmark. I'm afraid it sounds more like a parasite infection or ...
My dog6/23/2011
  Q: We now leave her with just a drink and mat to lie on all coats and scarves are removed but still ...
  A: Normally I would reject questions that do not pertain to nutrition as that is my specialty on this ...
My brothers dog lost all of its hair6/20/2011
  Q: My brothers dog lost all of its hair? My brother took my dog to the vet and the doctor told my ...
  A: I'm glad to hear that you are concerned about this poor little dog and its wellbeing. Yes, the pound ...
Follow up to previous ? & answer6/17/2011
  Q: Roger - You had answered questions for me about my 5 1/2 yr old boxer. Basically, info on ...
  A: I'm glad you found the nutritional information useful. It will make a big difference in the quality ...
5 yr old great dane not eating6/16/2011
  Q: im wondering if you could offer any advice. recently out 5 year old great dane has stopped eating ...
  A: First off, I would highly suggest a trip to your vet office for a complete check-up. You want to ...
5 1/2 yr old Boxer6/14/2011
  Q: Roger - I just started my dog on a joint enhancer with chondroitin, glucosamine and MSM through ...
  A: Joint supplements are fine for larger dogs or ones getting up there in years. At only 5 1/2 years ...
Dog eating potting soil & dirt6/14/2011
  Q: I have a female Jack Russel Terrier mix w/ Pit Bull that is about 9 years old. Last year she began ...
  A: I'm sure you've found that there are many theories out there regarding dogs eating of dirt. This ...
Steroids for Allergies6/10/2011
  Q: My Rocky, a Yorkshire Terrier, 3yrs old, has suffered from allergies since a little after his 1st ...
  A: Typically the steroid side effects will diminish over time. It all depends on the dog, the amount ...
visiting dogs6/6/2011
  Q: I have 2 cavalier king charles spanials visiting for the next 2 wks, they eat well but gooutside and ...
  A: Many dogs will utilize limbs or twigs to either play with, clean teeth or whatever reason they may ...
Chinny-chin-chin...6/1/2011
  Q: My 1 1/2 year old female rhodesian ridgeback seems to have a rash that's formed on her chin. It ...
  A: Like you have said, it can be from a number of issues. Yes, it is common for dogs to have pimples, ...
bleeding with stool5/25/2011
  Q: We took our Pug-mix 5 yr old female with us on a long journey, yesterday, where she rode in her ...
  A: Stress can create a lot of problems with dogs. We have a female beagle who is scared of people. She ...
Deafness in Frenchies5/24/2011
  Q: My son has a new puppy and it appears to be deaf. How do they go about training him? He is white and ...
  A: Richard, My specialty on this forum is in pet nutrition. You will need to seek the advice of a pet ...
puppy5/21/2011
  Q: We found a mini dach puppy. Was wondering how to tell if its male or female. It looks like it has ...
  A: Sometimes it is difficult to tell. Even male puppies will crouch to pee. I've included a link to an ...
Coat color change5/17/2011
  Q: My 5 year old doberman has started to turn brown underneath her black coat. I did shampoo her with ...
  A: I haven't had a lot of experience with this sort of issue but from what I do understand, this can be ...
greasy chihuahua5/16/2011
  Q: I have an older Chihuahua who just recently started getting greasy and smelly. He is probably at ...
  A: There are a couple of medical issues that can cause the skin to produce more oil. This can also be ...
itching5/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1 year old Chorkie, Rascal.He constantly scratches. He eats Kibbles and Bits,Pedigree ,and ...
  A: Rascal sure looks like a cute little guy. It's tough on them and us when they tend to scratch a lot. ...
puppy food5/12/2011
  Q: i have a 9 month old male dachshund and a 5month old brindle pitbull mixed with great dane. i have ...
  A: You've made a great decision by researching your dogs diet. That's something I wish a lot more ...
springer spaniel hair loss5/11/2011
  Q: my 2 year old springer spaniel has started to lose a bit of his hair on his backside,he is fully ...
  A: It could be shedding or diet or a combo of both. I wish you would have told me complete diet ...
Beagle's coat5/10/2011
  Q: My 7 month old male beagle has been scratching a lot. I changed his food from the eukanaba puppy ...
  A: As the proud parent of a couple of beagles ourselves, we find us on both sides of this issue. One ...
Female Lab always hungry5/6/2011
  Q: I have a 9 year old female yellow lab (not spayed). I adopted her 3 years ago. She was overweight ...
  A: I'm not sure if you've had her checked by a vet lately. If not, you may want to do so and ask about ...
my puppy has abcesses4/25/2011
  Q: my 3month old puppy has been diagnosed with puppy strangles. he is currently on 3 antibiotics and ...
  A: I understand your concern. It's not fair for such a young one to have to go through so much. I'm ...
Full Blood Welsh Pembroke Corgi acting weird4/17/2011
  Q: Please help!! I have a full blood welsh pembroke corgi. He is about 4 years old. The problem is ...
  A: I understand your anxiety and desire to help. Personally, if the two regular vets are not finding ...
my dog hasent pooped for two days...4/15/2011
  Q: i adopted a dog from the pound... hes a Chihuahua mix hes 2 years old its been 2 days i have had him ...
  A: Constipation happens with dogs as with humans. The adjustment to a new home, the nervous nature of ...
Chihuahua yelps in pain! WHY???4/14/2011
  Q: I have a black male Chihuahua. Tonight he started yelping for no apparent reason to us. He yelps and ...
  A: Justin, If it were me, I would take him in. Especially if this is not a normal behavioral issue. ...
puppy nutrition4/13/2011
  Q: 5lbs I have been feeding them a homemade formula of Evaporated milk 1tsp karo syrup 1 cup oikos ...
  A: I take it you're doing this because the mom can't nurse them herself. That's obviously the best ...
lump on bottom of chin4/12/2011
  Q: I have asked you a question before and it did help before about her bald spots you told me switch ...
  A: Small lumps and bumps are fairly common in dogs. Anything from pimples to infected hair follicle can ...
how long should i wait to take my lab out to the streets?4/4/2011
  Q: i have a female lab 6 weeks old. i want to take her out to the streets so that she can relieve ...
  A: Make sure she has ALL her vaccination shots before letting her around where other dogs have been. ...
bald spots3/24/2011
  Q: i have a 3 year old female black lab. she has started to get bald spots on her back legs and paws ...
  A: One more thing Kevin, I would be very careful about feeding ANY of the Hills prescription diet foods ...
english bulldog skin & staph problem3/22/2011
  Q: My 6 month old english bulldog puppy has had 2 staph infections & is currently taking antibiotics ...
  A: Just remember, I'm not a vet and not legally allowed to tell you to go off any medications. I would ...
mastiff wont eat3/20/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me out with a question I have. I have a neopalitan mastiff and hes ...
  A: I must assume that you have and if you haven't, get him to the vet for a check up. You have to rule ...
bad body odor and costant itching3/19/2011
  Q: I have a two year old female fawn pitbull. She has a bad body odor and no matter how much I give her ...
  A: I wish you would have included what she is eating. This makes all the difference. I can only assume ...
after antibiotics..3/17/2011
  Q: I have an 8 week female ACD who is doing a round of Clavamox antibiotic for vaginitis/ excessive ...
  A: You want to give her the yogurt or other probiotic a minimum of 4 hours after administering an ...
Red spots on a bulldoggie tongue3/16/2011
  Q: 2 days ago my oldie bulldoggie 11 month old was salivating and weak. I took her to the vet and they ...
  A: It's hard to say, it could be a reaction from either one. Your vet should have been able to tell you ...
FOR TREATMENT3/15/2011
  Q: I HAVE A DALMITIAN BREED OF APPROX. 3 MONTHS. IT HAVE RICKETS IN ITS FEET. I WANT THE BRAND NAME OF ...
  A: Aditya, I don't know the brand name of this medicine. You will need to ask a veterinarian. My ...
Right Dog for Daughter and Condo3/13/2011
  Q: McLeskey I've contemplating getting a small dog, as promised, for my 13 year old daughter. I live ...
  A: The Bull Terrier would be a good choice. Most any dog will be good with children if the pet is young ...
dog3/12/2011
  Q: How do I get rid of my dog/puppy fleas and tick without advantage or forntline? It cost too much.
  A: Not only the cost is the problem with these treatments, the poison they deliver has to be processed ...
Elderly Lab3/6/2011
  Q: I am babysitting my son's elderly black Labrador Retriever while he is overseas on vacation. The ...
  A: It's a tough thing to go through with our elder dogs. We went through it twice in the last year. ...
beagle's coat3/1/2011
  Q: what kind of coat does a beagle have?need it by Friday
  A: Beagles are in the hound group. They have short hair that gets a little smelly and in need of a bath ...
Sudden Death2/28/2011
  Q: I had a 3 year old male Brussels Griffon that passed away today. He was a bit over weight but was ...
  A: Sorry to hear of your loss. That's a terrible thing to go trough and deal with. It's hard to say ...
itching cocker spaniel2/13/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old cocker spaniel that has been on monthly antihistamine shots for at least 3 ...
  A: As I expected, it appears to be this diet that's probably causing all your problems. We've seen this ...
do dogs have menstrual periods and how old is too old to train a dog?2/13/2011
  Q: my first question is do female dogs have menstrual period? my teacup chiuhahua started bleeding and ...
  A: Yes, dogs can go into heat around 6 months old and there could be some bleeding. Any abnormal amount ...
itching cocker spaniel2/9/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old cocker spaniel that has been on monthly antihistamine shots for at least 3 ...
  A: I would like to be able to help you more, could you please respond back on this same question and ...
bloody vomit and bloody stool2/8/2011
  Q: I came home and my 2 yo. pup vomited red vomit and then shortly after her stool was mixed with ...
  A: Sounds like a typical 2 y/o and sticks everything in their mouths. It most had to be something she ...
pug ear infection1/31/2011
  Q: my pug has got a ear infection i cave hime antibiotics still he is discharging pus
  A: My specialty on this forum is pet nutrition. This is more of a question for a vet. But from what ...
shivering with fright1/28/2011
  Q: my west highland terrier is doing very well at the moment, has not had a shivering turn since i took ...
  A: Hey Gerald, I've never heard of that recall before. When I looked at the article, it was localized ...
7 month chorkie not eating1/27/2011
  Q: I have a 7 month yorkshire terrier/chihuahua cross. He's a really bouncy and playful puppy and ...
  A: Pups can develop all kinds of problems, some natural and some due to the fact that they like to ...
Sudden Excessive Shedding1/24/2011
  Q: My dog Teddy, who is a lab/boxer mix, has suddenly started shedding ALOT he used to shed only a VERY ...
  A: Dogs can start shedding fast in a weather change. I don't know where you live or what the weather ...
Siberian Husky1/21/2011
  Q: My Husky is 1 year and 4 months old and all of a sudden her behavior has changed. After her routine ...
  A: This sometimes happens when a dog hurts somewhere. They typically want to be alone as they heal. ...
7.5 month old staffy1/20/2011
  Q: We have just adopted a little girl staffy and dog the vet to give her a check up and make sure she ...
  A: I'm afraid I don't know a lot in that area. My specialty is nutrition. Your vet should have been ...
Best Dog Food1/19/2011
  Q: Why is it that on most web pages about the best dog food there is hardly anything mentioned about ...
  A: We sell Orijen out of our store, it's one of the top sellers. It's truly a super premium food that ...
shivering with fright1/15/2011
  Q: i have a west highland terrier, who will be asleep and suddenly wake up and run to me and then start ...
  A: The shivering could possibly a digestive problem as well. She could possibly be waking up with a ...
dog warts1/15/2011
  Q: Our chocolate lab is 7 1/2 months old about 80 lbs very active. In the last two days he has ...
  A: Sorry to hear your guy is having these issues. It's really hard to say but from what you describe, ...
strange dog eating behavior1/12/2011
  Q: My 11 year old dog has recently started doing something very odd and pretty disturbing to us-- she ...
  A: Without speech, dogs may never tell us the real reason they do this. It's probably most commonly ...
pregnancy and cancer1/10/2011
  Q: i have a 4 year old golden retriever who is currently pregnant. Her due date is already next week. ...
  A: Marcel, I feel for your situation. Unfortunately my specialty is nutrition. This is a medical ...
liver issues where to buy sam E1/5/2011
  Q: Hi I have a Jackrussell about 13 years of age he got biten my a brown or tiger snake 4 weeks ago and ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the snake bite. I live in the USA so I don't have an idea how you could get ...
bichon is sick1/1/2011
  Q: What should I do? My bichon got squished while sleeping the night before last. He was on heating ...
  A: He may be bruised or have other internal injuries that's not visible. He will need to be seen by a ...
Szhitzu skin disorder of some sort.12/28/2010
  Q: Where do I start...?? I have a 7 year old Szhitzu, female. And for the last 2 years she's had a very ...
  A: I wish you would have told me everything that is in her diet. This, more than likely is where all ...
puppy mush12/27/2010
  Q: How much puppy mush should my cocker pups be eating at each feeding?
  A: It depends on what all you are feeding and how old the pups are. Every different manufacturer of ...
what to feed a 2 days old Pit Bull12/23/2010
  Q: Roger, I have a 2 days American Pit Bull Terrier and I do not know what kind of milk or food should ...
  A: There is a product called Esbilac Puppy Complete Liquid available at pet food centers, some larger ...
My Akita will not eat12/21/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old Pure Bred Akita. He is a large dog and weighs approximately 95lbs. He REFUSES ...
  A: I don't see too many Akita's come through our store but I've seen many picky dogs. With allergies as ...
My dog is ill12/19/2010
  Q: My dog is 11 years old and is a Lab and Greatdane mix he has been sick off and on having ashma ...
  A: Obviously the vomiting can be caused by a number of things. From a simple digestive problem/bug to a ...
German Shepard chewing on his tail12/15/2010
  Q: My german Shepard chews on his tail when my husband and I leave him alone. When we leave for work or ...
  A: The first thing you may want to do is have a vet check him out. They will look for any parasites, ...
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: Could this smell be something like yeast? Many dogs develop a fungus/yeast problem (infection) ...
redness on belly12/13/2010
  Q: my dog is a westie and i noticed about 2 months ago he has a red area around where his umbilical ...
  A: That's a strange one. Unless it does bother him, get bigger, or change colors, I don't think it ...
Allergy?12/11/2010
  Q: I have an 18 month old male Boxer (Diesel) who has been sick now for two weeks. It started off with ...
  A: Boxers tend to have a sensitive digestive system. They are also prone to have food allergies. I ...
pit bull adjustment to new home12/6/2010
  Q: what is involved in bringing a ppit bull into a new home? she is approx 18 months old. what kind ...
  A: New surroundings are tough for any dog. If you can bring something from their old place over like a ...
food12/3/2010
  Q: I am looking to change my small breed dog's food. He currently has science diet small bites. He ...
  A: It's great that you're looking at getting him off these bad foods and into a premium one. Science ...
Dog stinks in cage11/29/2010
  Q: My pitbull is only in the cage when we are not at home,but she stinks in the when we leave,cant stay ...
  A: Dogs are pack animals. They don't do good by themselves as you've found out. They exhibit behavior ...
my tia has dry skin11/27/2010
  Q: tia my rottweiler has dry skin on her belly and its also on her back
  A: You didn't give me very much information to work with. It is very helpful for us to know things like ...
My chinese Crested11/26/2010
  Q: I have a hairless chinese crested 1 year old. When I got him he had acne but I believe the acne is ...
  A: My specialty is in nutrition and I can give you lots of information there. As far as special ...
Mange/Scabies11/23/2010
  Q: After a dog is treated for mange and scabies, waiting on the second treatment,how contagious are ...
  A: Typically from what I know and heard of, Mange is present in most dogs. If there immune system ...
dog pregnancy11/21/2010
  Q: my problem is about my dog having false pregnancy, i think this is the 2nd time she had. In fact, we ...
  A: Ivan, The problem you are having may require a vet to help figure out the problem. They may need to ...
13 yr old German Shepherd's diet11/17/2010
  Q: Our dog, Jake, is 13 yrs old, has some issues with his gallbladder but nothing too serious according ...
  A: I'm glad to hear you are looking at getting Jake off that Pedigree. I just looked up the ingredients ...
breeding11/15/2010
  Q: my dog has finished her false pregnancy in the 2nd time? what possibly happened to her why she's ...
  A: Ivan, I'm not a vet or a breeder so I really do not understand what might be causing the false ...
red lump on paw11/15/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old West Highland who has been in and out of the vet more times than he should be ...
  A: It is fairly common for dogs to get these type of bumps or cysts on their paws. Especially from ...
Dogs bowel movements11/14/2010
  Q: My third Golden Retriever is 7 years old dog and has allergies I think. I bath him every couple of ...
  A: I forgot to mention something about the baths so if you get this email twice, that's why. I would ...
Dog Food11/14/2010
  Q: Recent blood test results for our 11 year old female Siberian Husky indicated elevated levels of ...
  A: To be honest with you, Beneful was rated as one of the worse dog foods on the market. This food, ...
catching a chihuahua11/13/2010
  Q: I'm an apt. mgr. and someone left a young chuhuahua in an apt. he is very scared--how do I catch him ...
  A: That is a very common occurrence these days as people are abandoning their homes and leaving their ...
Food11/5/2010
  Q: I have 7 years old Shih Tzu, who rarely eats dog food, as I cook for her rice/pasta with chicken, ...
  A: Sounds like you have a little girl who may be getting spoiled. We all do it to some extent. A ...
an elderly dog not eating11/3/2010
  Q: I have a 16 year old mixed breed that has lived a long and wonderful life. She is eating little ...
  A: Basically it sounds like you're doing the right things. Keep her moving as much as you can. Make ...
Grease Removal11/2/2010
  Q: What can happen to a dog if it eats grease remover
  A: Frank, It will depend on how much he ingested. I can imagine even a little would could be ...
food for nursing chihuahua10/26/2010
  Q: My Chihuahua had 3 live + 1 that didn't make it puppies during the night. I read some of your ...
  A: Sorry to hear you lost one of your pups. New moms need a high fat diet. A lot of people will use ...
Havapoo puppy10/26/2010
  Q: I just noticed that our Havapoo puppy(3 1/2 months old) has a lump on his belly. It is very soft, ...
  A: All lumps that appear on dogs should be checked by a vet regardless of its size, position and ...
orphan pups10/24/2010
  Q: staff pups will be 2 weeks on tuesday. mum died having emergancy c section. i have been feeding them ...
  A: There is a milk formula for puppies. You need to go to a pet store and pick some up. They shouldn't ...
weeping eyes,labrador10/23/2010
  Q: my 2 year old dog has had no problems with his eyes before today,but his eyes have started weeping ...
  A: If it is yellow and not clear, it could be an infection of some kind. Some allergies can cause this ...
Drops Of Blood From Dog10/10/2010
  Q: My name is Alyssa and I have my Tea-cup Chihuahua mix, he is 11 years old,weighs 13-15 pounds,and is ...
  A: Sorry to hear your little guy is having problems. I'm not a vet but I can give you a couple of ...
breeding10/6/2010
  Q: is my female pug to old to breed she is at least 5 years old?
  A: To the best of my knowledge, 5 years old is not too old to breed a dog. You should check with your ...
overweight dog10/1/2010
  Q: I have been researching the Internet to find a nutritionally balance dog food for my mothers ...
  A: I congratulate your parents on giving these guys a home. Not enough people will go out of their way ...
HELP!!! My dog is possibly sick!!!!9/29/2010
  Q: I have had my dog since 2006 and he has always been a healthy energetic dog except for a few ear ...
  A: It will be impossible to tell what's going on with him without an examination. Is he still eating ...
10 week old newfie puppy9/27/2010
  Q: I have a ten week old Newfie puppy and he will not eat. I have tried different wet foods mixed in ...
  A: It can be difficult at times to get a puppy to eat properly when something is wrong. I'll assume ...
Siberian Husky Skin Issues9/19/2010
  Q: I have approx. a 1 y/o male Siberian Husky. I rescued him about five months ago, and the people ...
  A: That's great that you were able to rescue this guy and give him a new home. It's also great that ...
What should I be feeding my 11 year old Chihuahua?9/18/2010
  Q: My mom bought this chihuahua in 1999, female short-hair white chihuahua. Since the beginning she ...
  A: I think it's great that you were able to take her from your parents and care for her. You are right ...
Dogs and Cancer9/18/2010
  Q: I recently lost my border collie to cancer. This question may be unanswerable, but are there any ...
  A: Sorry to hear you lost your border collie. That's a hard thing to go through. I strongly believe ...
Advantage multi or not9/18/2010
  Q: Is Advantage multi the best option? Is it necessary to give heart-worm protection or are the vets ...
  A: We sell Advantage and Frontline in our store but seldom ever use it ourselves. Some people require ...
How to make my dog gain weight?9/15/2010
  Q: I have a Royal Standard Party Poodle, do basically a massive big black and white poodle. His name ...
  A: I would like to first congratulate you on feeding healthy diet. You are way up on a lot of people ...
my dogs skin9/14/2010
  Q: when i rub deep into my border collies fur my hand is covered in white powder......what could it be ...
  A: There could be a few things causing this. If she is not itching at all then it's just some doggy ...
overweight dachshund9/13/2010
  Q: I have an almost-7-year-old dachshund who is grossly overweight. She is walked about 1 km per day ...
  A: Some dogs are really hard to get the weight off of. Sounds like you are trying hard. First thing, ...
My 2 year old labrador retriever9/12/2010
  Q: I have a female Labrador and she stopped nursing her puppies about 2 weeks back. I have gone back ...
  A: While nursing, she needs at least a third more food in her diet. She should be eating more each meal ...
ingested tums9/7/2010
  Q: 28 lb 5 year old dachshund mix excellent health ingested 7 750 mg tablets of cacium carbonate ...
  A: A lot of dogs eat their owners Tums at times. I've never heard of it hurting a dog. It's basically ...
Shih poo8/28/2010
  Q: He is 2 months old, he already got his first shot, what do i do next like feedings, grooming, ...
  A: If you have not brought him home yet, make sure the first car ride is smooth and short. If you need ...
cough8/27/2010
  Q: he is a white shepherd, 9 years of age, he eats a trout and potato dog food, very active we go for ...
  A: A dog's cough can be a number of things and a sign of underlying problems. I'll have to assume your ...
nutrition8/23/2010
  Q: My six year old lab has been diagnosed with malignant tumors of testicle, prostrate and part of his ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such problems. The tumors your dog has will feed and become larger and ...
dog food8/22/2010
  Q: whats a good food if u would like your pet 2 gain some weight
  A: I would feed a high protein, high fat diet of dry and canned food. Of course the best way to add or ...
ca oxalate8/22/2010
  Q: I have a chi/ter, he has these crystals what is a good remedy to cure this problem? Besides the meds ...
  A: I don't believe there is a "cure" for oxalate crystals once your dog gets them. You can however, ...
worms8/19/2010
  Q: i have 2 week old puppies that are mutts one female and one male . the female i think has worms . ...
  A: It does sound like roundworms as this is common in puppies. They can get them from their mom. This ...
dog licking anus8/17/2010
  Q: I have a 2 and 1/2 year old springer spaniel who for the last few weeks has been incessantly licking ...
  A: One possibility I would check out is to have his anal glands checked by your vet. If he is unable to ...
itchy,red,bitting self,licking him self8/16/2010
  Q: what can i do to help my dog from being itchy,red,bitting my self, licking,rubbing his mussle on the ...
  A: Dogs can get flea and food allergies at the same time. You can usually keep fleas at bay by feeding ...
red itchy skin irritation relief/ not medical he is already on thyroid meds8/15/2010
  Q: I already know that my lab suffers from hypothyroidism he is on thyroid meds. We feed him a raw food ...
  A: That's great you are feeding him a raw based diet. That will go a long ways to balancing him out. ...
Nutrition Help8/14/2010
  Q: My dog has an eye problem called Lipid Keratopathy and his diet needs to be low on fat. What is a ...
  A: Jason, There are many good brands of a "lite" dog food that are premium. One that we carry in our ...
help8/12/2010
  Q: Sup, i have a 3 month old havanese maltese, and every time it goes poo, it eats it, is that ok? Why ...
  A: Jake, Nobody can say for sure why dogs do this, however it is believed that they could be doing ...
dog having fits , now worse symptoms8/3/2010
  Q: my parents dog is a Malanois and German Shepherd mixed breed dog. Until recently he has never ...
  A: Sorry to hear you're having such problems. It sounds to me like he is in pain. Dog's in pain will ...
worried!!!8/2/2010
  Q: .. if so how do i stop that from happening? she loves to play shes very happy and strong gets along ...
  A: Pits can be a very unpredictable breed. We've known customers who've own them since they were ...
dog allergies7/28/2010
  Q: i have about a 9 year old Brittany spaniel mix. He had very bad fleas till I treated him but now he ...
  A: It sounds like it might be a combination of things. First, he probably developed a flea allergy and ...
dogs doesnt allow to be touched at their back7/28/2010
  Q: may i know why few dogs dont like to be touched at their back??
  A: I don't know too many dogs that don't like to be touched on their back. I know some are shy when you ...
Eating problems with my Lhasa-Poos7/28/2010
  Q: I have 2 lhasa-poos. They are 1 1/2 years old and come from the same litter. We have had them since ...
  A: Hard to say exactly what their problem is as it could be a few things. Everything from medical ...
diet7/27/2010
  Q: she weighs 30.5lbs and she is 7-8 months. She always wants to eat because she was deprived of food ...
  A: She could still be eating 3 times a day for a while. Same normal hours as us, breakfast, lunch and ...
Is Grape seed extract safe for dogs?7/25/2010
  Q: I have a 11.5 year old spayed female Siberian Husky, she has a cataract that became noticeable to ...
  A: As our dogs get older we have to learn many new things to keep them going strong. I'm glad to see ...
nine year old black lab7/24/2010
  Q: just recently, when she goes to lay down she makes a loud grunting noise like she's in some kind of ...
  A: It's possible that her joints are starting to hurt a little. If she's kind of slow to get up ...
My Bulldog7/23/2010
  Q: I think that my Bulldog Tater may have the same issues as Katie's Sam did. Is this also common in ...
  A: I found my response to Katie and her problem. This is a very common problem if you are feeding a ...
How do I get my lab husky mix to gain weight?7/22/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful female lab/husky mix. She looks more like a lab than a Siberian Husky. Since she ...
  A: I'll give you some things to try but I hope you will keep an open mind to the proper way to feed ...
Bloodhound has purple spots and hair loss7/21/2010
  Q: My bloodhound is 2 years old and a few months ago she started loosing hair on her neck and the skin ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many problems with your little girl. I'll try to give you a few ...
cheese and dog7/20/2010
  Q: i have a beagle mixed with chow chow and he is turning 4 this year. My brother, he keeps on feeding ...
  A: A little cheese now and then is usually not a problem. You're right about it being high in fat ...
My golden retreiver7/18/2010
  Q: and she is very thin hasn't been wanting to eat.
  A: When dogs have a tummy problem, like eating something they shouldn't have or something they are not ...
dogs eating grass7/16/2010
  Q: 1)may i know why do few dogs eat grass?? 2) sir, do tell me which feed is the best for dog's ...
  A: Nobody really knows for sure why dogs eat grass. They seem to associate this when they have an upset ...
Dog shampoo with coal tars7/15/2010
  Q: We have been using an ultra black color enhanced dog shampoo on our Scottish Terrier. Could this ...
  A: That is a very good questions. I have not heard of any such thing appearing in an enhanced dog ...
my dog7/14/2010
  Q: sir, this is my dogs photo
  A: He is a good looking dog at a good weight. Keep doing well for him. Give him good fresh meat to ...
correct feeding schedule7/14/2010
  Q: sir, can you please get me a correct feeding schedule for my dog. this is my dog picture, he's 10 ...
  A: A typical feeding schedule for most adult dogs is once in the morning and once in the evening. Some ...
providing cold water in cold climate7/14/2010
  Q: should i or shouldnt i provide my dog with cold water during cold weather?? get me the reason please ...
  A: A dog should be provided fresh clean water no matter what the temperature is. Room temperature ...
health7/13/2010
  Q: Sir, This is related to my pet's health .But Pl suggest what is possibly happening to my pet. I had ...
  A: Nihar, It almost sounds like your dog ate something he shouldn't have while being with the pet ...
dog food7/10/2010
  Q: Is it healthy for dogs if you sprinkle parmesan grated cheese on their food?
  A: A little cheese of any kind is fine for dogs, it will not hurt them. It should not be in their diet ...
Loss of appetite7/10/2010
  Q: I have a 10 year old female dog. For the past few weeks she's been refusing to eat to the point ...
  A: I'm sorry you are having such difficulties and I do understand your financial situation. Let me see ...
Lhasa Apso Puppy7/9/2010
  Q: I just adopted a 1 1/2 old male Lhasa Apso puppy. I adopted him from a rescue center and was told ...
  A: First of all, I would like to congratulate you for being a wonderful person and giving this pup a ...
puppy care7/8/2010
  Q: I have to leave for a trip overseas. I will be gone for 2 and a half weeks. I just brought a new ...
  A: You are forming a pack with him so when you the pack leader leaves, he will want to come along and ...
feeding my American Eskimo7/7/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old male that, through fault of mine, has gotten to be a very picky eater. I tried ...
  A: Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I was away. What we typically do for our guys (two ...
Shih Tzu Shedding7/6/2010
  Q: I have an 11 month old male Shih Tzu that is shedding horribly. He is brused once a day and the ...
  A: A few things can lead to excessive shedding. The biggest is their diet of course. Other things can ...
first dog breed to be on earth7/5/2010
  Q: may i know which breed dog first originated on this earth??
  A: That's a very good question. I really don't know as there doesn't seem to be any real good proof. ...
fleas on puppies7/5/2010
  Q: I have a two week old puppy covered in fleas. Is there ANYTHING to help this poor baby? I am ...
  A: There is a product called Diatomaceous Earth that is safe and very effective. We sell a lot of it in ...
obese dachshound7/4/2010
  Q: How can we get our 14 year old miniature overweight doxie to lose weight? She wouldn't eat the diet ...
  A: This is a very common problem with a lot of folks. It happens to us as well with our beagles. We ...
Blonde Lab Food allergies,7/2/2010
  Q: My blonde lab, has food allergies, has gained about 30 lbs on Imams Healy Naturals, it seemed to ...
  A: Labs are very sensitive to the allergy producing grains in commercial foods. They are the number one ...
dog allergic to food?7/2/2010
  Q: First off, thank you for your help. I have a 5 year old mini schnauzer, female, spayed, vet checked, ...
  A: Let's put it simple. Wellness very good food, Kibbles and Bits extremely bad food. I looked online ...
dog introduction to foriegn climate6/30/2010
  Q: how to make indian born dog get used to foriegn climate ,very cold climate??
  A: Just like a human, a dog gets used to their current environment. If you are going from warm/hot ...
kids with dogs6/30/2010
  Q: how to introduce new born kids to dogs and puppies
  A: The dog does not see a newborn as human. They smell different, look different and act different. ...
natural dog coat6/30/2010
  Q: i have seen a 3 month old rottweiler pup with long coat. i was shocked to see and thought that its ...
  A: I know occasionally there will be a long haired rotty or a white rotty. These are unusual by nature. ...
Dog Spots6/29/2010
  Q: I have a staffordshire terrier who is 8 years old. Starting last summer she started to develop these ...
  A: It seems like skin disorders often stump most vets. We've had more people come into our store and ...
please help6/29/2010
  Q: What can I give my dog for pain?
  A: Your best bet is to have your vet prescribe something like Rimadyl. It's a pain reliever for dogs ...
Kelp & Alfalfa6/28/2010
  Q: Iam back & was wondering if you could tell me how much Kelp & Alfalfa my 8 month pup needs. I have ...
  A: Glad to hear from you again. We do feed some greens to our guys occasionally. We use a product ...
Ear Mites6/27/2010
  Q: My maltipoo has ear mites in one ear so I bought R-7M Ear mite treatment and have administered as ...
  A: It sounds like you are doing the right things. Are the mites not clearing up? These products are ...
dogs eating habitt6/26/2010
  Q: Why doesn't my dog eat he has been eating grass and frog poor and hardly ever touches his food ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having so many problems. Dog's are hard to figure out sometimes. I assume ...
Skin allergy in my yellow lab6/25/2010
  Q: i have a 3 year old yellow male lab with a pink nose... he has a skin allergy and we have tried ...
  A: My first guess would be of a food type allergy as this is the most common. Other skin allergies ...
supplements6/21/2010
  Q: your guidance in helping me create a nutrition plan for my 4 dogs has been so beneficial to them. ...
  A: It is a lot of work doing what you are doing for your dogs but I bet they are realizing the ...
food6/17/2010
  Q: my collie dog is 18 month and is fed 3 times a day he used to just have working dog dry food but was ...
  A: Dogs should never be on a dry food only. This is not the way nature intended them to eat and thrive ...
Health problem in Lhasa Apso6/17/2010
  Q: I have a Dog, Lhasa Apso. He is now 7 years old. From 1st of June he has stopped eating and ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear you are having such problems. This is very hard on your dog as well as you. ...
eggs6/16/2010
  Q: with raw chicken necks, one must then deworm regularly - am anxious about worms - do you agree? With ...
  A: It would be really rare for a worm to be in a chicken neck. Dog's can get worms typically if they go ...
chicken necks6/14/2010
  Q: Kind regards Dee
  A: I just sent you info on the last question. Yes, necks are wonderful for dogs as it helps clean their ...
diet6/14/2010
  Q: Much appreciated. I have 2 cross maltese one is 6 and one is 3. I have unfortunately spoilt them ...
  A: I feel your concern for your babies and I'm sure we will be able to work this out. If your pups are ...
puppys6/14/2010
  Q: how many times a day should my 4 day old puppy be suckiling of her mothers nipples? she is 1.1lb in ...
  A: This is obviously a natural self-regulating event. You don't want to interfere unless the mom has a ...
my puppy6/13/2010
  Q: I have a 6 month old chocolate lab mixed with great pyrnees. She is 23 inches tall at the shoulder ...
  A: Sounds like a great pup. I bet she is going to get fairly large depending on the size of her ...
Yorkie poo weight6/13/2010
  Q: I have a 11 week old Yorkie Poo that weighs 2.6 lbs. Is this a normal weight for a yorkie poo, and ...
  A: Breeders have been down sizing (so to speak) the size of Yorkie's for quite some time. They breed ...
homemade meals for my dogs :)6/12/2010
  Q: I have 2 red dobermans who are about a year and a half old. They both weigh about 70 pounds and are ...
  A: Sounds like you made a wise decision for their diet. It's not an easy one I know. It's a lot of work ...
skin rash6/11/2010
  Q: my American Bulldog/Pit mix is 2.5 yrs old. It's very warm here in Los Angeles. She is an ...
  A: It sounds like your diet if fairly complete, maybe just a little adjustment. I like the combo you ...
just found a very sick puppy!!6/11/2010
  Q: my parents just found a very small puppy. its malnutritioned and dehydrated. Her mouth is very pale ...
  A: Sometimes pooping blood means she is very nervous. Sometimes it can be worse. Poisons cause blood in ...
bran to aging dogs6/9/2010
  Q: may i know why to feed bran to aging dogs??
  A: I have not heard of feeding bran to dogs. I guess a little for fiber is fine but I sure wouldn't do ...
Scratching & Shedding6/9/2010
  Q: I have a one year old shep who is constantly scratching and is really shedding. Not sure if he is ...
  A: Orijen is a super premium dog food. They are however, a grain-free formula. Your shepherd should ...
males dogs aggression over pups6/7/2010
  Q: may i know why do male dogs develop aggression over puppies
  A: It's basically the same thing a human parent is doing with their kids. Putting them in their place, ...
dogs eager to drink cold water6/7/2010
  Q: are dogs eager to drink cold water? here in india, our temperature goes upto 40degrees. yesterday ...
  A: Typically dogs do like colder water. I believe they relate this to it being fresher. The fresher the ...
not to feed gluco biscuits to dogs6/6/2010
  Q: may i know why not to feed these gluco biscuits to dogs, i mean, the biscuits which we consume??
  A: These biscuits contain wheat, this is an allergy causing grain for dogs. They also contain sugar, ...
my dog do not eat adequte food6/6/2010
  Q: "hello, i have a nine month old female dog, she is a mis breed of JSD an d LABRADOR presently her ...
  A: Your dog needs meat in her diet. She should not have milk every day. Milk and other dairy products ...
dogs loose aggression when castrated6/5/2010
  Q: sir/madam, do dogs loose their aggression when castrated. if yes, may i know why??
  A: Unneutered male dogs that are not able to mate experience frustration, which can lead to aggression. ...
dogs become fat when castrated6/5/2010
  Q: do dogs become fat when castrated, if yes. may i know why??
  A: We believe it is a good idea to neuter your dog. They will have less desire to roam, mark their ...
a few questions on a boston and also chi mix6/3/2010
  Q: i have a friend whos male boston terrior only has one testicle, and we are wondering if he is still ...
  A: I have no idea about your boston. That's something only your vet through an examination will be able ...
Cod liver oil6/3/2010
  Q: I have a boxer puppy who is 8 months old. I want to introduce cod liver oil due to its benefits as ...
  A: I congratulate you on your choice to feed a raw based diet. Your boxer pup will benefit greatly from ...
allergies?6/2/2010
  Q: I have a three year old west highland white terrier that seems to be having skin problems. She ...
  A: You were probably right about it being an allergy and 9 times out of 10 those type of skin signs ...
Canine Catnip6/2/2010
  Q: I have a question about anise, which is considered to be the canine equivalent of catnip. Hope you ...
  A: I've never used anise on any toys nor have had any customers request this for their dogs. I know ...
yorkie won't eat5/31/2010
  Q: I have a two year old Yorkie---has had some low blood sugar problems that cause him to have muscle ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such difficulties. Sometimes we have to take extraordinary measures to ...
Pitt-bull fighting separation5/30/2010
  Q: I would like to know what is the best way to separate two dogs fighting. We have a mixed Pitt since ...
  A: It's always a frightening situation when two dogs lock into one another in a fight. A nice outing ...
about my dog5/29/2010
  Q: my pet dog is growing old. she is 13 years old. what should i do more to take best care of her?
  A: As dogs grow older they are even in more need of good high quality protein in their diet. This means ...
sores/rash on dogs skin5/28/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old yellow lab 120 lb named Sam. Sam was rescued almost a year ago and was ...
  A: First I would like to congratulate you for your rescue of Sam. Iím sure you are giving him a warm ...
dog food5/27/2010
  Q: I have a 6 year old German Shepherd female. She is a rescue project and is turning into a beautiful ...
  A: First I congratulate you on being a rescuer. Secondly, your choice to feed raw and work at ...
Demodex and inheritablility5/26/2010
  Q: I was just wanting an an opinion if you could offer one, I would appreciate it. I have a two year ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such problems with Eve. My experience with demodex mites is limited but ...
internal bleeding in my dog5/26/2010
  Q: my dog is a 5 month old labrador retrievernow she is having weight of 13kg . for the last 7 days she ...
  A: I'm sorry you are experiencing such problems with your dog. I'm not sure what I can do over the ...
itchy eyes5/24/2010
  Q: my chi has been rubbing her eyes lately could this be allergy related or something more serious ...
  A: Seasonal allergies are certainly big right now. Many dogs are experiencing problems. One natural ...
Loss of fur.5/19/2010
  Q: the first liason was discovered about a month and a half ago when we took her to the vets they said ...
  A: I understand your frustration and concern. Sorry to hear you are having such difficulties with such ...
Pig's pancreas for pups5/16/2010
  Q: Good day, We breed with Boerboels (South Africa), and I was told recently that if I add pig's ...
  A: I've never heard of using a pig's pancreas to solve those issues. We promote a well balance natural ...
chocolate5/15/2010
  Q: My female fox terrier x, Who is feeding three week old puppies. Stole a half a block, about 140grams ...
  A: We've had one of our dogs eat a whole big box of milk duds before and she was fine. It's always ...
Dog paws5/15/2010
  Q: Hey my dog has sore paws (between the pads) I've tried using sudocreme and Vaseline, but i can't ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such problems. I can give you a few ideas to try but it is always best ...
Skin condition?5/7/2010
  Q: My 7 year old border collie/German shepherd mix is currently shedding her winter coat, and I have ...
  A: That is a great mix of dog, I'm sure she is a fun girl to have around. Of course a trip to the vet ...
Chewing and pulling out hair5/7/2010
  Q: He does not want these spots touched and it has gotten to the point were he just goes into a dark ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such difficulties. First off, he should probably be taken in to the ...
witch hazel as an ear wash5/6/2010
  Q: Is it safe to use witch hazel in my dogs ears as an ear wash?
  A: Yes, witch hazel is a good ear wash. Many of the natural ear wash products use witch hazel in them ...
Dog Leg Fatty Tumor5/2/2010
  Q: My dog Zoey is about tow years old, shes a golden retriever. in February about, i noted a small ...
  A: In general, lipomas (fatty tumors) are not cancer and are not painful or dangerous unless they grow ...
How to help my senior dog lose weight,4/30/2010
  Q: MY boxer, oscar, is 9 years old and has terrible joint problems. i took him to the vet to see what ...
  A: Sorry to hear your boxer is having some difficulties. First, I would make sure he is taking a good ...
feeding/weight loss4/30/2010
  Q: Gilligan is a male American Pit Bull Terrier. He's 9 years old and other than a few ear infections ...
  A: Gilligan sounds like a great four-legged typical American kid. Sounds like you guys have had good ...
Allergies for a Lab4/29/2010
  Q: I have a Lab and he has had blood tests done that came back with allergies to the outdoors. He is ...
  A: Labs are by far the number one dog that comes to our store with allergy problems. They seem to be ...
Barking4/29/2010
  Q: I have two bichon frise puppies and every day when i leave for work they start to bark and howl. I ...
  A: Your dog's are experiencing separation anxiety. This is very common as dogs are a pack animal and ...
dog hair loss red itchy flaky skin4/27/2010
  Q: up date http://www.allexperts.com/user.cgi?m=6%26catID=701%26expID=115597%26qID=4834112 well the ...
  A: Hey Gus, They sure could have gotten it from the park. Dogs walk over a lot of things and then lick ...
My dog has skin problems4/24/2010
  Q: I have a wonderful American Bulldog, some say part pit, that is so good and smart. My problem is her ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear you and Ashaunna are having such problems. It's never good for you or the dog to ...
allergies4/24/2010
  Q: my dog daisy gets a really bad rash all through the spring/summer.Took her to p.d.s.a last year and ...
  A: I apologies for the delay getting back to you. I was just informed by AllExperts that I had a ...
dog hair loss red itchy flaky skin4/21/2010
  Q: let me tell you some past history that might help with my question. my dog is 4 years old female ...
  A: First, you should never use a human shampoo on a dog. They contain detergents that will strip the ...
Food & 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: Innova manufactures EVO and I believe Innova to be one of the best dry food manufacturers there is. ...
nutrition4/17/2010
  Q: I feed my 2 jack russells on cooked chicken liver and ox heart weekdays and raw chicken wings at ...
  A: Typically you want to feed organ meat about 3 times a week. Or no more than about 10-15% of their ...
weight gain4/15/2010
  Q: I have an Australian Shepherd-Border Collie cross. She is just under 7 months and we stay VERY ...
  A: We need to look at Jenna's current diet and the calories she's getting. High energy dogs, working ...
Is Lemongrass safe to ingest?4/12/2010
  Q: I recently bought some wheat/barley/lemongrass tablets 500mg each. I'm wondering would it be safe to ...
  A: There are a number of theories as to why a dog does this. The most consistent ones we've heard in ...
white discharge4/11/2010
  Q: my 2 year plummer x jack russel, has 2 weeks left till her pups cum. my only concern is, theres ...
  A: I'm sure there is nothing to worry about. This is commonly part of the whelping process and is ...
Ham bone okay for my 12 lb. dog?4/8/2010
  Q: My 2 year old Cockapoo/Maltese/Pomeranian/Shih-tzu Sadie loves chewing on bones. We cooked an Easter ...
  A: It usually isn't a good idea to give any cooked bone to a dog. The cooking process causes the marrow ...
puppy vaccinations4/7/2010
  Q: I have given my puppy Vanguard Plus 5 (Distemper,Adinovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo.. I gave ...
  A: I'm not a vet but I did find the article below that may help answer your question. There is a basic ...
my pitbull4/5/2010
  Q: my 1 year old male pitbull has swollen nipples what is it?Is he in heat
  A: If he is not neutered, you may want to consider taking him in for an examination. Sometimes male ...
hair loss scratching4/4/2010
  Q: 5 yrs, old last year he had fur loss down one side of his body from front leg back to middle of body ...
  A: It almost sounds like some type of seasonal/contact allergy. This could be new grass coming up that ...
puppy concern4/2/2010
  Q: i just got a baby blue heeler and he is now 3 months 1 week old and about 3 weeks ago both of his ...
  A: Typical blue heeler ears do not stand up until 4-5 months of age. Maybe he is an early bloomer and ...
toilte trainning4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: It sounds to me like your dog is experiencing some anxiety issues. Dogs are pack animals. When they ...
Golden Retriever diet4/1/2010
  Q: I have a 4 yr old,neutered,male Golden Retriever who has food allergies. I have had two allergy test ...
  A: We've seen many dog's come through our store with similar problems that we've been able to help. It ...
substitute for canned pumpkin3/29/2010
  Q: I have been feeding my golden retriever one tsp. of canned pumpkin per cup of food for over one year ...
  A: I haven't heard of the pumpkin shortage yet. That's not good as a lot of people utilize pumpkin. ...
Shih Tzu in pain3/28/2010
  Q: my 2yr old shih tzu is female,spade and has all her "shots" she has never been sick. 2days ago in ...
  A: Sorry to hear you are having such issues with you shih tzu. You did good getting her to the ER vet ...
Fleas on my 7 month old puppy3/27/2010
  Q: My 7 month year old puppy has fleas. I heard that if i give him a bath in dawn dish soap that it ...
  A: It's usually not a good idea to bathe a dog with dish soap or any human shampoo. There are ...
Sores on Back3/24/2010
  Q: My dog has bad sores on his back from biting at fleas. I have gave him all sorts of flea medicine ...
  A: Sorry to hear your guy is having some problems. First, make sure it is fleas. If you are seeing ...
My dog is affraid of walks3/23/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old weimaraner who will no longer go on walks with me departing from my house. He ...
  A: This is definitely a dominance issue. He, as well as the other dogs need to know who the pack ...
home cooked meals3/20/2010
  Q: I started cooking for my 4 adut-senior dogs a couple of months ago when I adopted 2 of them as blind ...
  A: First, I applaud your efforts to give the best for these guys. And second, to care enough about ...
dog food3/15/2010
  Q: I hope you can help me. The other day I was looking for some more info on my Welsh corgi, and I ran ...
  A: I've seen that video floating around on the net before. For the most part he's right. Commercial dog ...
Chihuahua coffing/wheezing3/15/2010
  Q: My Chihuahua has been like wheezing/hyperventilating and shaking.I had a coff and i thought maybe i ...
  A: Sorry to hear your little baby is having problems. To be on the safe side, I would have her checked ...
pitbulls foot3/12/2010
  Q: recently about 5 days ago i noticed him limping and i looked at his paw and it seems like the pads ...
  A: Sorry to hear your guy is having problems. If you keep him in a kennel, he could be clawing at the ...
health-well-being3/10/2010
  Q: what are the keys to a long healthy happy life for a 7 year old healthy playful female jack ...
  A: Great question, glad you are doing your research. The secret to a long happy healthy life for your ...
How much to feed a 2 year old Siberian Husky3/8/2010
  Q: My Siberian Husky is 2 years old and currently weighs 52lbs. Should I continue feeding him puppy ...
  A: Nanook is a beautiful animal. Do him and yourself a favor and throw that Beneful Puppy food far, far ...
Rash / Hives - Unknown3/6/2010
  Q: . My 1 year old American Bulldog has recently developed some kind of allergy. It first appeared one ...
  A: Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I've been down in bed with a stomach flu. I'm also sorry ...
Parson Russell Terrier and itching3/5/2010
  Q: I have a year old Parson Russell Terrier - she itches constantly (year 'round) and nips at herself ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your problems with your little Terrier and taking some time to get back to you. ...
bald spots on coats3/4/2010
  Q: Dr. Roger, we have 3 chocolate cocker spaniels. All three are from different liters, all 3 have the ...
  A: Sorry to hear your having so many issues. It is a difficult thing to do to get over this type of ...
biosol for dogs with diarreha3/3/2010
  Q: i have a bottle of biosol but unfornately it says the expiration date is 2/10/10 i know its not very ...
  A: I've never used or herd anyone use biosol for dogs. I know they use it on cattle, sheep, swine and ...
puppy wont eat3/2/2010
  Q: We recently got two mastiff pups they are 9 weeks old. I took them to the vet last week for shots ...
  A: It's pretty common for a puppy not to eat too much when things get changed up on her, like being ...
Boxer Puppy food2/26/2010
  Q: I have a 6 week old boxer puppy. I got her about a week ago and she was taken from her mothers milk ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the worms, that can definitely cause a loss of appetite. That's too bad she had ...
My dog has eaten mussel shells...2/26/2010
  Q: My 10 year old Boxer cross has today emptied the bin whilst I was out and appears to have eaten ...
  A: Our four-legged kids can sure get into things can't they? If it was only a few shells and you ...
...2/21/2010
  Q: my dog lost most of his hair on the sides this time last year and after awhile it grew back but its ...
  A: Sorry to hear your dog is experiencing such problems. If it's happening every year at the same ...
dog sedation~grooming2/19/2010
  Q: is there side effects to sedation my dog is not acting the same after haircut at vet he seems ...
  A: Sorry to hear your dog is experiencing the trauma. First, do you know for sure if he was sedated or ...
Skin problem2/18/2010
  Q: McLeskey, I've recently noticed that my 4 month old doberman pincher lost some hair on his one ...
  A: Sorry to hear your baby is having difficulties. From what you are describing, it could certainly ...
supplements to homecooked food2/17/2010
  Q: My dog had a uti/with one test showing oxalate crystals. Three weeks later-retest-crystals gone. I ...
  A: Congrats on your choice to researched a homemade diet. A much healthier choice for your dog. One of ...
Question about dog food2/15/2010
  Q: Low sodium dog foods available for 7.5 yr old doachshund with CHF -- Is very picky, prefers poultry ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your baby with CHF. We also have dachshund and we are well attached. Taste of ...
Eye Drainage2/10/2010
  Q: My dog is about 9 years old he is part sheltie, part rat terrier, he has always been healthily, ...
  A: If he has any redness in his eye(s) associated with the drainage, then it is probably an infection. ...

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Can answer all nutritional information for all dogs. Common problems with food, supplements, weight control, allergies, fleas, etc. Questions regarding raw food, homemade food, skin & coat issues, ect. Can't and/or will not do medicinal type questions that the vet takes care of.

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I am certified in Dog Nutrition. Over 6 years now I've owned a natural pet food retail store. I've worked with hundreds of dogs and there owners to achieve better health. We promote a healthy balanced species related diet. This is the way nature made your pet to thrive. Fortunately for those who cannot or wish not to feed a raw based diet, there are alternatives with supplements and cooked food. Just don't let processed food be there only diet. Food is the most powerful medicine. Heal the core of the animal and the rest will take care of itself. We've turned the lives of many dogs around. There parents come back into the store and comment to us on how there dog acts like a real dog again. Our business is thriving and we continue to help many.

Organizations
We work with Second Chance Companions, Must Love Dogs, members of ASPCA, HSUSA and started our own personal "Red Head Rescue" (non chartered) for stray dogs and rescue dogs from high kill shelters. We've been able to heal the many health ailments these dogs have and place them in good homes.

Publications
Dog Food Decoded - How To Choose A Health Diet For Your Dog and Your Budget - Available on Amazon in Kindle format or Paperback. Various articles for in store and web.

Education/Credentials
Certified - Canine Nutrition Level Three. Last 7 years I've been working with veterinarians, holistic veterinarians, attending seminars and best of all, real life experience with hundreds of customer dogs and cats. I've seen what works and does not work. Feeding a proper species appropriate diet works for most ailments. We've taken away our petís natural diet and caused most of todayís problems.

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None.

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Many satisfied pet owners coming to our store for nutritional help and advice.

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