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SubjectDate Asked
DOBERMAN SMART BUMP12/13/2016
  Q: DOES THE Sagittal crest in a DOBERMAN PINSCHER indicate being purebred? and lack of it indicate a ...
  A: While a prominent sagittal crest is a feature of a quality Doberman head, it may not be as obvious ...
Dog good for children9/1/2016
  Q: - What dog is good for children? - What are better for children? Pitbull or maltese? - Large ...
  A: <b>- What dog is good for children?</b> Generally, it would be a dog who has been raised around ...
male dog casteration6/19/2016
  Q: I'm from Ethiopia and my dog is a local breed. I've had for a year and a half and have recently ...
  A: Males can go quite "crazy" when a bitch comes in season, particularly if they cannot get to the ...
finding a schnauzer4/24/2016
  Q: We're wondering if you are the same Karen Brittan who lived in south Minneapolis from whom we ...
  A: January 1994, and I lived in St. Louis Park<G> There aren't too many good breeders around anymore ...
Dog Worms3/12/2016
  Q: I've got a little Pomeranian/pug. She's 8 years old and I've had her since she was 5 weeks old. ...
  A: The "hair-like worms" in your dog's stool look more like hair to me than worms. If she is doing a ...
Dog and fish incident??1/3/2016
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 2 year old (her names Lila, she's already big!) raw fed Bernese mountain ...
  A: Well, dogs do not gulp water, they lap it up with their tongues, but when your fish hit the water, ...
Does breeding make Dogs aggressive after their first time?11/22/2015
  Q: I have a labrador? He's 4 years old and very active. I haven't taken him for mating even once.I've ...
  A: There should NEVER be blood coming from your dog's penis! Something is very wrong and he needs to be ...
Fever in Fishes.9/20/2015
  Q: Can we check and measure the Body Temperature in Fishes?. Thanks Prashant
  A: This is really outside my expertise, and it is the last time I will respond to you. ...
Fever in Pets.9/19/2015
  Q: Can we check and measure the Body Temperature in Pets viz dog, cat, Horse etc with a thermometer?. ...
  A: My expertise is dogs, but cats and horses are not that dissimilar, and all can have their ...
plants9/8/2015
  Q: why do plants need water?
  A: Your question has nothing to do with dogs. However.... every living thing in our world requires ...
border collie7/24/2015
  Q: will my border collie protect me? details: see i have a border collie female. i adopted her. it was ...
  A: There is usually no way to know what any dog will do in an emergency situation until it actually ...
Daschund with Skin Irritation and Has Seen a Vet!6/30/2015
  Q: I have a 3 year old (?) rescued Dauschund who has had a skin irritation off and on for the past few ...
  A: Yes, indeed, it could be from the food, although Fromm is a pretty good food. Dogs can, however, ...
french bulldog and british bulldog fighting5/28/2015
  Q: they have grown up together and have been best buddies until now,the french bulldog keeps fighting ...
  A: Dogs should always be fed separately as food is one of their highest motivators. Mine are all fed in ...
fresh food diet for dog with kidney stones5/10/2015
  Q: Now he refuses to eat dog food. We had him on blue buffalo grain free with our other dogs and he ...
  A: A good site that explains what sort of raw diet should be fed to a dog with bladder stones is ...
Doggy Whelping Help4/11/2015
  Q: My mother and I share a two story two bedroom and in January (the middle of the month) we noticed my ...
  A: Labor usually starts within 24 hours after that major temperature drop, so I would prepare for her ...
assessing a problem3/13/2015
  Q: The History: 4 days ago I adopted a 6.5 year old toy miniature schnauzer from a breeder. The dog is ...
  A: Two possiblities.... One is that this is her way to tell you to leave her alone and not touch her. ...
Miniature Schnauzer Puppy3/12/2015
  Q: I am thinking seriously of getting a Miniature Schnauzer puppy. We have the opportunity to purchase ...
  A: No, this shouldn't be a problem at all as long as the breeder is socializing the puppy as he/she ...
Heart attacks in dogs?3/6/2015
  Q: This is NOT a medical emergency, just a concern I have. My mother has two older (9 and 10 years) ...
  A: The worse thing anyone can do is let his dog get grossly overweight as it is just begging for bad ...
dog10/21/2014
  Q: he is just laying down. so I was wondering what should I do. Should I take him to the vet?
  A: Yes! Get him into a vet ASAP! If he isn't getting any fluids, he will be dehydrating and you could ...
odd scary behavior6/23/2014
  Q: I have a question about my aunt and uncles dog, Ellie. She is a mixed breed about medium size short ...
  A: I doubt that there is any relationship between the dog fights and killing the woodchuck. I have had ...
Which breed6/22/2014
  Q: I would like a dog with similar characteristics of a boston terrier or a cavalier king charles ...
  A: Getting a dog is much like taking on a small child, and, frankly, I don't think you are home enough ...
dog breed unknown6/1/2014
  Q: I would like to know if anyone can tell me what kind of Dog this is. I got him when he was a puppy. ...
  A: Trying to figure out the dogs that went into a mixed breed is quite a crap shoot, particularly when ...
Can dogs talk5/2/2014
  Q: Can dogs communicate with us?
  A: ABSOLUTELY!!!! The problem is that we often are not as smart as our dogs so it may take us some time ...
What dog is right for me?4/30/2014
  Q: my name is Miriam and I am 12 years old. I think I would like a special dog for a friend, and would ...
  A: That is a VERY hard question to answer, Merriam, as we all like different things in our dogs. When I ...
Dog Cough4/27/2014
  Q: My 10 year old dog, Buddy, suddenly (last night) developed a cough that is triggered by activity. As ...
  A: This could very well be kennel cough, but there are several other things that can cause coughing, ...
feet bothering my dog4/15/2014
  Q: I have a 7 year old female Brittany Spaniel. I've noticed her chewing on her back feet and front ...
  A: Well, I don't consider a 7-year-old dog to be old; I reserve that label for when a dog gets into the ...
my dog reacting to whistle sounds12/29/2013
  Q: whistle sound sometimes like on tv or our wood stove does it is not a New sound 2 weeks ago he had a ...
  A: Just a guess, but I suspect he heard some similar sound at the vet's while he was there and he is ...
Dry Dog Foods11/15/2013
  Q: I have two Beagles; both are overweight... I asked my Vet what food he would recommend for them and ...
  A: Technically, you have not asked a question, but here I go anyway since this is a subject close to my ...
Letting our Dog Go10/9/2013
  Q: We have a year and a half old lab/pit bull/shepherd mix who is a magnificent dog. He is our little ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog; sometimes life just isn't fair. In my experience, the dog ...
dog10/8/2013
  Q: hey Karen I need to know if my pomarania bishon is deaf how would I know if gizzy my 14 year old do ...
  A: If she is deaf, she will not respond to anything you say to her. She may still hear loud noises, ...
weird hair loss on my curr mix10/6/2013
  Q: ive seen other questions about hairloss in a breed like mine. shes a catahoula curr mix. she has ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian. This could be something like ringworm, and the vet ...
Bonding8/14/2013
  Q: I have three dogs. Two 4 year old terriers that are totall bonded with me more than my mum and ...
  A: I wouldn't worry about this too much as the dog will always be yours... but, frankly, some dogs do ...
NEEDS to have her 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: Get yourself something like the Peticure, which is basically a dremel tool. I would have a muzzle ...
anti social dog7/6/2013
  Q: I have two puppy mill survivors that I am trying to deal with. They are both severly afraid of ...
  A: Unfortunately, I don't believe that "rescuing" puppy mill dogs does them any service. There are ...
dog not feeling good..6/8/2013
  Q: My 15 month old gsd (female) is not eating anything from last two days. She was eating selected ...
  A: Why on earth would your veterinarian think this was normal? A normal, healthy dog eats every single ...
nursing chihuahua4/21/2013
  Q: i have a chihuahua that had a littler of puppys about 8 days ago...she had 6 puppys...she has ...
  A: No, this is *NOT* normal!!!!! Get her into your vet ASAP!!!!! It might be something that would be ...
Puppy in heat and smells?3/31/2013
  Q: My name is Pattie and I have 2 Schnauzers and one Schnoodle all of whom I love so much :) My ...
  A: Some bitches can be more stinky or messy than others, while others keep themselves almost spotless, ...
Neutered dog peeing in the house3/28/2013
  Q: I have a 7 month old pointer/beagle (we are guessing) mix. He has been housebroken for about 2 ...
  A: Oops! You didn't get one of the Nancys.... :) First I would have him checked to make sure that he ...
2wk old puppys.3/19/2013
  Q: When they was first born. The mother wouldn't feed them.. only time she would if my husband and i ...
  A: This is not a problem I have ever had, but mange is the first thing that comes to mind. You need to ...
Schnauzers puzzles3/14/2013
  Q: I have a 5 month old schnauzer named Ralph, he is a puppy that is always in the yard, he is usually ...
  A: Schnauzers are extremely intelligent dogs, and should never be left alone outside for any length of ...
palpating accuracy3/11/2013
  Q: I recently had my Boxer palpated by our vet to try to verify pregnancy. She was 33 days from her ...
  A: I am sure that I had someone or other palpated at some point in my early dog history, but now I ...
Dog ate battery whole3/11/2013
  Q: My 2 year old bassithound ate a whole double a battery about 1-2 hours ago I fed him milk and some ...
  A: If the battery was punctured, your dog will need emergency surgery. Contact your emergency ...
Shy 6-month old mini schnauzer2/25/2013
  Q: We adopted a 6-month old mini schnauzer from a breeder this past weekend. When we met her, she ...
  A: I wouldn't say she has been "ruined", but she will never be the dog she could have been. Early ...
still not house broken2/24/2013
  Q: I got my dog Chewy at the local shelter about 4 years ago. He is the sweetest lhasa apso ever! ...
  A: First of all, have Chewy examined by your veterinarian to make sure that he does not have a bladder ...
Promating aggression2/23/2013
  Q: I have 4 year old german shepherd male, we actually keep him at our villa supervised by ...
  A: Aggressive behavior can be hereditary, and it most certainly can be made worse in a dog by leaving ...
No of pups shown in Ultrasound and x-ray are different1/28/2013
  Q: my female spitz ( the small variety ) comes into heat every 4 months…. We had bred her during the ...
  A: Neither ultrasound nor X-ray are 100% accurate all of the time. I have used them on occasion to ...
unneutered male pure staffy 11month1/22/2013
  Q: Hey you can see what I have the problem is he will not lifting his head and snapping also gnawing ...
  A: If he is not lifting his head and is chewing on his tail, I would suspect that something is out of ...
whelping1/20/2013
  Q: I have a pom that was tied with her mate starting nov 22nd 2012 and a few times right up until they ...
  A: First, recount your dates to make sure they are correct. (I once counted incorrectly, somehow, on ...
Schnauzer neck stretching1/15/2013
  Q: I have just seen your post about the schnauzer neck stretching. Did you ever find the reason? I ...
  A: It sounds to me like your dog may be very pain-sensitive, and he tells you when he is hurting ...
housebreaking older miniature schnauzer1/12/2013
  Q: I adopted a dog that I fostered for a shelter because I was worried what type of home she would get. ...
  A: Many years ago I bought a puppy (from a good breeder) whose introduction to the world was in a ...
Dog vomiting & diahhrea1/5/2013
  Q: For christmas I bought my dog, she's a 5 year old Brittany Spaniel this dog bone: (I think it was ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, but as a dog owner I have to say that I think you need to get your dog to ...
Breeding maiden female12/29/2012
  Q: I have a maiden female wirehaired pointing griffon staying with me for breeding by my young (3 year ...
  A: It sounds like no progesterone test was run to determine when the bitch was ovulating, and in that ...
bull terrier unwanted pregnancy12/25/2012
  Q: I have found myself in a dilemma. I am a responsible dog owner, I bred my registered mini Aussie ...
  A: If this bitch was around intact males when she was in season and she was never confined, she is ...
diabetes12/24/2012
  Q: I have a 13 year old blue heeler, she's been drinking water more than usual, she's blind, we noticed ...
  A: While these can be a couple possible symptoms of diabetes, your dog could have an incontinence ...
Problem w/Eyesight12/23/2012
  Q: I have a FEMALE Schnauzer 9yrs old.She is having problems seeing and bumps into door ...
  A: It sounds to me as though your dog has gone blind, and the most likely cause is PRA... Progressive ...
bull terriers12/22/2012
  Q: My female is 7 months and on heat male is 9 months and whants to mate what should I do?
  A: The best thing to do is to have a friend or relative take care of the male for about three weeks. ...
rabies12/11/2012
  Q: I kept a bucket full of water in my garden. A street dog then drank water from it. I then immersed ...
  A: Check with your doctor if you are really concerned about this, but first of all, that dog would have ...
7 in 1 shots11/24/2012
  Q: i have a 3 month old fiest mix with beagle and the vets have already started her on the parvo shots ...
  A: First of all, I would have the vaccines done every four weeks instead of three in order to make them ...
Barking at nothing?11/16/2012
  Q: I have a one year old pomeranian. Today, she was looking at our front door and barking and growling. ...
  A: A lot depends on the individual dog and or breed. Some will bark at the wind blowing, while others ...
high temp tummy11/4/2012
  Q: My two year old Jack Russel has just had her first litter. Four fat healthy pups and one prolapsed. ...
  A: Your bitch's nipples look perfectly normal; in fact, I have had some here that were much larger than ...
My Chichuahua pregnant10/23/2012
  Q: My dog some how got tied with a palmeranen a week before september 21. She started to bleed on the ...
  A: If your bitch is pregnant, she should be about five weeks along. Many bitches, particularly those ...
Golden Retriever10/17/2012
  Q: I have a golden retriever puppy that I got at 6 weeks, he received his 1st shots 5 weeks old, is ...
  A: All I can say is, "UFF-DA!" That first shot shouldn't be given until 8-9 weeks of age, and each ...
fearful10/16/2012
  Q: we adopted a Yorkie from a rescue group a couple of months ago. They think she is about 2 years ...
  A: Unfortunately, no one knows what causes HGE. Some think it could be due to a food allergy, stress, ...
dog size10/3/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix that's 5lbs exactly. She wasn't growing much but just ...
  A: Ultimate size depends on the genetics behind the dog, and this can vary from dog to dog, even in a ...
Pregnant Shar Pei9/30/2012
  Q: she has gone off her food and her heat finshed early, are these a sign of pregnancy ? also if she is ...
  A: Your bitch may be pregnant, but my bitches, if they are going to, don't go off their food until ...
Don't will not go to bathroom on leash9/25/2012
  Q: I have a 2 and a half year old German Shepherd. When he was a puppy, we lived in a place that had a ...
  A: Be sure you praise him when he potties outside! You need to always reinforce the behavior you want. ...
amount of sleep for dog9/10/2012
  Q: I have a 1 year old german shepherd. She hardly ever sleeps even at night?
  A: Dogs are individuals, just as people are; some sleep more than others. Young puppies tend to sleep a ...
my dog9/8/2012
  Q: I'm not sure how deep the are.I have cleaned it out but it has a lot of white stuff comein. Out and ...
  A: You could probably try squeezing the pus out and then putting betadine anticeptic into the open ...
My yorkshire terrier screams, shakes for no reason9/2/2012
  Q: My yorkshire terrier is 2 years old. She has led a happy life. It was not until 2 weeks ago that ...
  A: I would guess, since everything else has been eliminated, that your Yorkie is in need to ...
dog who growls and nips9/1/2012
  Q: We adopted a "rescue dog", Ladybug, from a no-kill shelter in Central Ohio on July 14. She is a ...
  A: The dog attack is undoubtedly a large part of Ladybug's problem. That was very traumatising for her ...
how to train my puppy?8/12/2012
  Q: hi my puppy is 5 month she doing really well but we cant seem to be able to make her go out for a ...
  A: The answer is you TAKE her outside and praise her when she potties successfully. She should be taken ...
Advice from a Miniature Schnauzer owner?8/10/2012
  Q: I was wondering if you could give me some advice or steer me in the right direction pertaining to my ...
  A: Boy, this is the week for tough questions<G> First of all, it really makes no sense that he will ...
4 year old shih tzu licking8/10/2012
  Q: I realize you might not be able to answer my question. Have you ever heard of a shih tzu just start ...
  A: I can't say that I have heard of this, but the first thought that came to my mind was some sort of ...
Skin irritation8/6/2012
  Q: mi neighbor has a really hairy dog, he seems to have a really thick undercoat, and his tail curves ...
  A: A veterinarian would have to make the diagnosis of mange, and I think you might see more bald areas ...
st bernard archy.8/6/2012
  Q: I have a four year old st bernard. I rescued him from a dogs home last year. His co waat was matted ...
  A: Shedding is normal in most breeds, actually all dogs shed to some degree, but some do more than ...
dog licking up her pee8/4/2012
  Q: I have a 16 yr old Min Schnauzer. She is in very good health. I have her exam, including CBC, Chem ...
  A: The only thing I can think of is to try to get her out more often and go with her so that you can ...
Min. Schnauzer female after giving birth.8/2/2012
  Q: My female gave birth 2 days ago to 5 males.and is now caring around one of her toys and crying and ...
  A: I've heard of that behavior when a bitch has a false pregnancy, but never in one that has actually ...
Stool Sample7/25/2012
  Q: I am taking my dog to vet for a regular examination and other shots he needs. I was asked to bring ...
  A: I would just collect whatever stools you find and have the composite examined. If one dog has ...
My dog seems to be holding his pee and poo7/21/2012
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer named smokey. He is a male and approximately one year old. I just ...
  A: Eliminating only once a day is not healthy at all, particularly in a breed that can be prone to ...
newborn puppies7/9/2012
  Q: my dog recently had pups on July 4th 2012 I have been having bad anxiety about the pups as far as ...
  A: You need a scale that measures ounces, and the puppies should be weighed once a day about the same ...
Chis7/3/2012
  Q: , My problem is this, I have two chis (sisters) now 1yr old, I have had them since 6 months. ...
  A: Part of your problem is that there are two of them, and they play off of each other, back each other ...
how to get our dogs pregnant!!7/1/2012
  Q: regards jackie
  A: No, at 18 months, your bitch is now old enough to breed, although some do prefer waiting until they ...
staff bitch6/29/2012
  Q: wat r the first tell tale signs that my bitch is expectin please
  A: The first sign that I often notice with mine is that they will often not want to eat about three ...
7-yr old Chihuahua retching/can't keep food down6/27/2012
  Q: Our Chihuahua Lola has been vomiting frequently in the past week, usually a whitish foam, but ...
  A: The first thing to always do when a dog is vomiting (or has severe diarrhea) is to fast it for 24 ...
Mini schnauzer puppy question6/25/2012
  Q: We have a new schnauzer and I've noticed sometimes that he is scooting backward away from us with ...
  A: Without actually seeing what is happening, it is hard to comment. He sounds upset or wary about ...
8 week old mini schnauzer6/17/2012
  Q: We have a mini schnauzer and are trying to crate train it. I can only imagine we are not doing it ...
  A: I think training a puppy to eliminate on a pad is a really bad idea as it teaches them that pottying ...
yorkie6/9/2012
  Q: We just adopted a female yorkie. She was found wandering the streets, so we don’t know much about ...
  A: If your bitch's vulva was/is enlarged, she probably was in season or coming in. Having her spayed ...
2 month old shih tzu vomits6/7/2012
  Q: Im not sure if my question is appropriate but I hope you can help. I have a 2 month old shih tzu. ...
  A: First of all, has your puppy had any of his vaccinations? He/she(?) should have that first ...
Parvo5/30/2012
  Q: We recently adopted a puppy and brought him home for one night, before he started showing symptoms ...
  A: Yes, there can be residual effects from parvo, depending on whether the parvovirus attacked the ...
dog behavior5/26/2012
  Q: .we have a chihuahua mix, not sure what he is mixed with. Was suppose to be full chihuahua, but not. ...
  A: This is a very bad habit that can be difficult to break. First, start giving your dog a lot of ...
my dog5/21/2012
  Q: I have a 10 month old Rat Terrior. A few weeks ago she was at my daughter's and she has a 1 1/2 year ...
  A: If she was in season and she was actually bred, then, yes, she could be pregnant. She could also be ...
maybe pregnant chihuahua5/11/2012
  Q: i have a 4 year old Chihuahua i have only had her for 5 to 6 weeks now and i think she might be ...
  A: If you think your bitch is pregnant and the sire is unknown, the best thing to do would probably be ...
My 9 yr yorkie died suddenly5/8/2012
  Q: My baby girl yorkie Sassy died suddenly...or was it sudden? I mean she had been to the vet 4 times ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. The only way to truly know what happened to Sassy would have ...
puppy5/7/2012
  Q: my 8 week old newly adopted golden reriver pup has been making some odd gurgling noises i dont know ...
  A: Puppies are just like toddlers; everything goes into their mouths. Eating non-edible things very ...
Schnauzer with slow beard growth5/2/2012
  Q: I was wondering since you raise Schnauzers if you might have any suggestions on how to get our toy ...
  A: At 15 months, your dog may have lost some puppy coat and is now growing in more adult coat, or she ...
dog4/25/2012
  Q: So my neighbor has a tea cup Chihuahua and she runs from everybody not only that when she is afraid ...
  A: Technically, these are not signs of abuse. They are signs of a puppy who was not socialized ...
Growth4/12/2012
  Q: Hey, I have an 8 month old Bernese mountain dog who a little below average size wise. I was ...
  A: Your best resource person is always the breeder of your dog as he/she will know more about the ...
dog want eat4/10/2012
  Q: My dog is recovering from whipworms. Now he want eat NOTHING,I have tried different dog food(wet) he ...
  A: First, talk to your veterinarian about this so that he/she knows what is going on. Then try Gerber ...
Sudden Onset Aggression4/5/2012
  Q: My miniature schnauzer is a very sweet dog. Though, sometimes she will just get very growly and ...
  A: Without actually seeing what is going on, it really is impossible to comment on this, however, one ...
Rescue Dog & Barking3/26/2012
  Q: We have a 3 year old Old 72 lb. English Sheepdog/Rottweiler mix. We adopted him from a shelter when ...
  A: First of all, I am not an animal behaviorist, and I think that is what you need for your dog. You ...
mini schnauzer3/6/2012
  Q: I have a 5 yr old white mini schnauzer. He has swollen round spots on each side of tail and I ...
  A: A good photo would be helpful in this instance, but it certainly is NOT anal glands as those are ...
My Puppies!3/6/2012
  Q: Ok, so here is my question. I recently got a 4 1/2 month old Mini Schnauzer. I was actually ...
  A: I guess I would call this normal puppy behavior, but since most puppies in a litter are around the ...
Mini Pinscher peeing3/3/2012
  Q: I adopted a miniature pinscher mix last month from a local shelter. He's 2 years old, named Benji. ...
  A: It can be very hard to housebreak a dog once it gets used to pottying in the house; I might venture ...
my mini schnauzer pregnant or not2/18/2012
  Q: I have a 3 yr old mini schnauzer and she was bred about 69 days ago. her milk has come in, but she ...
  A: Bitches can only conceive after they ovulate, but sperm *can* sometimes live up to a week and ...
Dog Breeds2/17/2012
  Q: I would really like to attain a puppy with whom to show and eventually breed- and of course love! I ...
  A: Well, of course, I truly think that miniature schnauzers are the very best breed in the entire ...
Shiny coat2/2/2012
  Q: i have show quality puppy Breed- Lab Name - Dollar $ Sex - Male he have great nice fury hairs ...
  A: Lack of a shiny coat is usually due to dirt in the coat or a poor-quality food. Bathe your dog ...
red spots1/28/2012
  Q: ok i have a dog and about a week ago she started getting a rash on her belly red spots now they have ...
  A: No, dogs cannot get chicken pox. Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian as she may have a ...
zoe schnauzer1/16/2012
  Q: chocolate mini schnauzer that has always been the sweetiest most precious little girl until lately, ...
  A: Without actually seeing the behavior, it is hard to really say what and why this is going on. Dogs ...
pup behaviour1/10/2012
  Q:
  A: No, I would say that is not normal as I have never experienced that in 40 years of raising dogs. ...
Shelter or Breeder?1/10/2012
  Q: So im 11 years old, and my mom is thinking of buying a chihuahua pup : Me : *looks for chihuahua ...
  A: If you *really* want a chihuahua, then go to a reputable breeder who not only breeds to a breed ...
boxer pup biting1/7/2012
  Q: I just got a boxer pup she is two months old and really friendly with people but when i try pat her ...
  A: What I do with puppy biting is to pinch the puppy's lip HARD as I stare it in the eye and roar in ...
16 year old female chews fur til bleeds1/2/2012
  Q: our 16 yr old female cross breed has suddenly started to obsessively chew her fur out til her skin ...
  A: Who knows what lurks in the brain of old dogs? Sometimes not much, I think<G> (says the woman with a ...
dog playing/dog snapping12/9/2011
  Q: I have three tibetan spaniels. One I got as a puppy and she is about 2.5 yrs. SHe is now spayed. ...
  A: Some dogs just do not play. My first schnauzer was a puppy until she was an old dog, while her ...
my boxer dog11/25/2011
  Q: I'm kind of clutching at straws at the moment and not sure what to do next! My boxer dog is 8 and A ...
  A: This is a tough one. The first thing that comes to mind is internal parasites, as they can cause a ...
Teeth cleaning by veterinarian11/18/2011
  Q: I would like your opinion on having dogs teeth cleaned. I have an 8 year old Sheltie and have never ...
  A: It all depends on the condition of the dog's mouth. If he has loose teeth and receding gum lines, ...
Temperature changes in pregnancy11/18/2011
  Q: I bred my Shar-pei and her first tie was supervised on September 20th which makes her due date ...
  A: While most bitches are pretty standard in what they do, there will occasionally be one that is just ...
bleeding growth11/18/2011
  Q: I know your not a vet but I was just wondering if you ve heard of my dogs condition before or have ...
  A: I suspect that a large part of the problem is just due to the growth's location as it is constantly ...
Pom or Pom mix11/12/2011
  Q: Is my Pomeranian a pure Pom or a Pom mix? She`s a rescue Dog from Kuwait. ...
  A: That really is impossible to say since there are hundreds of breeds out there, and some foreign ...
sudden fear in dog11/4/2011
  Q: My (almost 10yr.) min pin, has been acting strange for 3 days' now. He walks around the house (not ...
  A: While I do believe that dogs can sense things that we cannot, I think that this is probably ...
interbreeding10/28/2011
  Q: i think my dog has been caught by her son, if so will the puppies be deformed
  A: There could be some serious health issues with some of the puppies, depending on the genetics of the ...
Several poops during the day/night10/24/2011
  Q: I have a 7 YO Min Pin who seems to poop several times a day and I'm wondering if there is a food ...
  A: Your dog needs to be retrained to remind him what housebreaking means. Basically, just pretend that ...
New Dog10/21/2011
  Q: I bought a dog from a friend two days ago. The dog is said to be a terrier and chihuahua mix. The ...
  A: In regard to vaccinations, you need to talk with your friend and his/her veterinarian to find out ...
a 2nd dog?10/16/2011
  Q: i have a quick question for you.i have a 4 yr old shiba inu and i'm considering a second dog.do u ...
  A: I am not that familiar with Shibas, except that I have been told they can be a difficult breed. ...
Pee/Poop10/7/2011
  Q: We have a male Shiba Inu (6 years old human years) A male Chihauhua (neutered and 3 years old human ...
  A: First of all, you cannot punish a dog for anything unless you catch it in the act. A correction must ...
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: First of all, I believe Alsatians and German Shepherds are the same breed... just different ...
My pittbull in labour9/18/2011
  Q: I'm not sure if there were more pups as i did not take her for any radio graphs. Her and the male ...
  A: While some bitches have been known to kill their offspring, this is extremely unusual and rarely ...
my 6 year old pulling her fur out9/14/2011
  Q: she was on human food when i got her as the last owner use to feed her human food but now i have her ...
  A: I would be careful with the flea stuff, and not use it unless you really have a flea problem, as ...
tail chasing9/10/2011
  Q: I have a 7 month old female multi-poo. This afternoon she started chasing her tail obsesively. She ...
  A: This may be a case of anal gland problems. You might try calling around and see if you can find a ...
Dog Question8/28/2011
  Q: I had a female dog who was just 10 in March this year. She was fully active with good health. Last ...
  A: The only way to determine exactly what happened to your dog would have been a necropsy... a ...
chihuahua whats wrong?8/27/2011
  Q: My 6yr old spayed female chihuahua appears to be in heat. Her back end is swollen and it appears to ...
  A: Either everything wasn't entirely removed when she was spayed, and she actually IS in season, or ...
dog canit jump onto furniture/bed8/18/2011
  Q: Our Cesky Terrier (age 5 this month) all of a sudden can't jump on furniture or our bed. Noticed ...
  A: Instead of your regular GP veterinarian, I would recommend you take your dog to an animal ...
Lack of appetite8/15/2011
  Q: My 14 year old Collie has always had a lack of appetite, ever since we got her at 16 weeks. We have ...
  A: Have you tried the frozen raw diets? Nature's Variety, Primal Pet Foods, PAW NATURAW distinct by ...
Crate Poop8/8/2011
  Q: I am crate train my 16 week male rottweiler. I got him from a good breeder at 10 weeks and crated ...
  A: Puppies are like toddlers, and put everything into their mouths. You need to supervise him when he ...
doberman8/6/2011
  Q: we have a 2yr old doberman who has i think started being incontinant or has some other problem.she ...
  A: Time to get her into the veterinarian as she may have a bladder infection. If she is intact, she ...
Labrador7/29/2011
  Q: Last week my lab started limping on his left rear leg. The next day we left on vacation and when we ...
  A: Moving lameness is a prime symptom of Lyme Disease. Some dogs don't eat well when they are left ...
Peeing in the house at age 6yrs.7/26/2011
  Q: I have recently rescued a 6 yr old male long haired dachshund. We have had him for about two weeks ...
  A: Neutering often works on a youngster who hasn't started lifting his leg yet as they generally just ...
Dog's Nails7/25/2011
  Q: I am hoping you may be able to help me or give me some suggestions in relation to my dogs nails. My ...
  A: An occasional broken toenail is not abnormal, particularly in a dog whose nails have never been cut, ...
dog not obedient7/21/2011
  Q: I have a 15mnth old GSD who is very willful and does not listen. we have been to someone and were ...
  A: I don't believe in ignoring bad behavior; I correct it. How is the dog ever going to know that ...
my 12 week old -puppy7/20/2011
  Q: I would appreciate some advice on my 12 week old miniature schnauzer puppy. My husband for the most ...
  A: It is most likely a case of not learning to inhibit her bite when she was younger, which most ...
Schnauzer with several issues7/20/2011
  Q: My dog, an almost 8-year old (birthday 10/12) Schnauzer is having two issues. 1) for approximately ...
  A: As I am not a veterinarian, I won't be much help, but the first thing I would do would be to add a ...
paw wound7/15/2011
  Q: I have a hairless Chinese crested 10 months old, and one day he start limping from his rear leg, in ...
  A: Since it appears that the wound "moved", it may well be that the foxtail had already found its way ...
Old dog afraid to go out7/7/2011
  Q: Karen Our dog is 12 years old, she is a border collie/lab mix, female. We got her as a puppy from ...
  A: It is not uncommon for old dogs to have trouble with change in their lives, particularly when they ...
Dog food and behaivor6/30/2011
  Q: I have a labrador puppy about 6.5 weeks old and 2 siamese cats(one is 1 year old, the other is 2.5 ...
  A: The puppy is probably trying to chew on and rough house with the cats. They will probably stay away ...
cats and dog cohabitation6/28/2011
  Q: I have 2 female cats, 1 is very independent(6 years old) and the other one is a small black very ...
  A: I wouldn't say they are less happy; they are just sorting things out in their minds. It wouldn't be ...
Dia drank too much water6/21/2011
  Q: Chorky was playing with the water hose and drank too much water. She has urinated several times but ...
  A: There is always the emergency vet if you think this is a serious enough issue, but if you just keep ...
Scotty grooming5/31/2011
  Q: We have two Scotties, one brindle and one wheaten, who are both a little under a year old. Since ...
  A: A great detangler is Cowboy Magic Detangler. Work it into the hair and brush it out; a little goes a ...
puppy problems5/26/2011
  Q: We brought our 8 week puppy home May 12th. The first week was great. He potty trained very fast ...
  A: If your puppy is eight-weeks-old now and you brought him home two weeks ago (at six weeks), he was ...
aggressiveness5/26/2011
  Q: My pomeranian tends to run at someone leaving the house barking and attempting to bite. He has bit ...
  A: He sounds like a dominant dog who never learned proper bite inhibition.... maybe he was removed from ...
Pup won't pee or poop on a walk5/19/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old, 40 lb shep/lab/chow mix, whom I have had since she was 11 weeks old. She is ...
  A: You have inadvertently trained your dog to potty only in one spot and you need to retrain her to ...
housebreaking5/18/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old female Cur mix puppy. I have been housetraining her for 6 weeks. I stay at home ...
  A: If she is having to urinate every half hour, she may have a bladder infection, so you should take a ...
Saint Bernard5/11/2011
  Q: my pup is just 47 days old and she sleeps a lot ... Should i let hr sleep or keep her a little more ...
  A: Your puppy is still very young. Puppies sleep a lot and play very hard when awake. I would certainly ...
chewing door frames5/9/2011
  Q: .. we moved to a bigger place and well he never chewed anything for about 2 and a half years i now ...
  A: You need to train your dog to stay in a crate, or get him an ex(ercise)-pen to stay in, for when you ...
dog snappping at one of pups4/28/2011
  Q: my dog just had her first liter and she is only growling and snappng at one of her puppys which she ...
  A: Rub the puppy against some of the other puppies to get their scent all over it, and then put vaginal ...
Auto Immume Disease4/26/2011
  Q: What to give a dog who has been diagnosed with Auto Immune Disease. What do you suggest would build ...
  A: I would certain get a second, or even a third, opinion on this. This is apparently a not-uncommon ...
boxer in heat4/24/2011
  Q: We have a boxer that "found us", she showed up at our house 3 months ago and we have done everything ...
  A: Seasons can vary from bitch to bitch, but generally they are in season for at least 21 days. The ...
old and doing well, maybe better?4/23/2011
  Q: my dog Jake, has just reached 15 years old I'm very pleased as with him being half dalmatian/ border ...
  A: As to the weight issue, that is the easiest. If a dog is overweight, he is taking in more calories ...
older daschound4/20/2011
  Q: I have a 6 yr. old daschound. I am the 3rd owner and have had him for 3 yrs. the vet says he suffers ...
  A: You don't say what sort of meds, but if your veterinarian thinks they might help, it might be worth ...
anexiety from a move?4/5/2011
  Q: i have a four month old teacup Pomeranian (she weighs just under 2lbs) and when we were in our old ...
  A: All of a sudden the world she knew and loved has changed once again. Just give her time; she will ...
Schnauzer 6 Suddenly pottying in house3/31/2011
  Q: She has been trained for 5 1/2 yrs. Now, sometimes leaks at night when asleep, and pee's on floor ...
  A: Anytime one has a (housebroken) schnauzer and its urinary habits change for the worse, it is time ...
Fear and anxiety outside3/31/2011
  Q: We have a mini schnauzer 20 weeks old who in the last 3 weeks has started to bark at everyone and ...
  A: I would assume this will remain the same or get worse if something isn't done to change the ...
Dog Grooming Tools - What's best?3/22/2011
  Q: . I am taking on the task (for cost cutting) of grooming my 3 Shih Tzus and 1 pekingese at home. I ...
  A: I prefer the 46-tooth thinning shear... Miller Forge makes a very nice one. It feels good in the ...
my dog passed away3/21/2011
  Q: diarrhea, a prolapsed rectum, hypoglycemia, hypothermia and died last night from internal bleeding. ...
  A: I am sorry to hear about your puppy. How long did you have this puppy before it became ill, and ...
9 month old german shepherd ear problem3/15/2011
  Q: I have a 9 month old german shepherd who's ear only stands up some times and it has a dent in it ...
  A: The longer it takes any (normally) standing ear to go up, the less likely it is that it will stand ...
New puppy and older dog3/12/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old Staffordshire bull terrier and I recently got a 8 week old Jack Russell puppy ...
  A: It is always best to introduce dogs in neutral territory... like a park... so that the resident dog ...
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: Here is the best site on anything to do with fleas: http://www.fleascontrol.com/ For natural ...
Shitzu/ terrier male dog 6 months old3/11/2011
  Q: I have a male puppy(oreo) he has been with us for the past 3 months, he was fine for a while, but ...
  A: Oreo has obviously never learned bite inhibition, and he may be a very dominant dog who is too ...
Grooming a Schnauzer3/6/2011
  Q: I found your information about grooming a Schnauzer on your website and found it very useful. I ...
  A: The inside of the thighs is not pulled, but is scissored, although since your dog is black, you may ...
Miniature Schnauzer3/4/2011
  Q: I have two miniature schnauzers. Kika who will be 4 was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and is ...
  A: I have heard about dogs with health issues like Kika, but have never known any personally. ...
Aging Min Schauzer2/27/2011
  Q: my 12-year old male schnauzer has become incontinent, has increasing degree of shaking in his back ...
  A: I can't say that I have heard of all those same symptoms in one dog, but some of them can be signs ...
Anxiety separation????2/17/2011
  Q: I got my schnauzer when it was 1 month, now he is 4 and a half months. I've been very close to him, ...
  A: This puppy was acquired at too young an age; he should have been left with his mother and ...
Skin Problem2/14/2011
  Q: My toy poodle about 3 months recently suffering from skin problem. It starting from her stomach ...
  A: This could be any number of things, but my best guess would be a staph infection since it can do ...
major potty problem2/10/2011
  Q: I have a one-year-old chihuahua mix and we have such difficulty with him using the bathroom ...
  A: If I am wrong, please let me know... but it sounds as though these dogs are only going outside three ...
4 yr old boxer hair loss2/9/2011
  Q: My 4 yr old female Boxer has never had any allergy or health issues before but is now starting to ...
  A: The vet really needs to evaluate it first before deciding on testing, but it could possibly be ...
dog health problem2/7/2011
  Q: I have a small female dog,6years old.Her breed is from ancient greece and its called Kokoni. She ...
  A: Allergies in dogs are usually expressed through itching and skin problems. If three different vets ...
italian greyhound puppy.2/4/2011
  Q: I have a question about certain issues with my IG. But I thought it would be relevant for you to ...
  A: With my puppies here, my second feeding is usually at 4-4:30 PM (never later than 6 PM), and I cut ...
Patellar Luxation1/31/2011
  Q: I have a 5 year old male Bichon Frise called Bobby. He was recently diagnosed with patellar luxation ...
  A: I have had two cases of slipping patellas here, but the worst problem my dogs had with it was ...
Crate training a miniature schnauzer puppy1/27/2011
  Q: I plan to crate train my puppy once we can bring her home at 9 weeks old. I have been reading a ...
  A: The paperback, "How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With" by Rutherford and Neil, is an EXCELLENT book ...
breeding1/27/2011
  Q: In your opinion does breeding a dog before two years of age stunt their growth? I have an akita ...
  A: No, I do not believe that it does. Genetics are genetics, and simply breeding a bitch is not going ...
My Dog is Crying and hiding her toys1/21/2011
  Q: I have heard that dogs can become very maternal after a cycle, but can they pick up on the cycle of ...
  A: I suspect that your older bitch was in season a few weeks ago, and she is now having a false ...
Are eggs and pumpkin good for diarrhea?1/12/2011
  Q: What is a good natural way of helping a dog with diarrhea? It was suggested to boil rice and ...
  A: Pumpkin is good for both diarrhea or constipation... about a teaspoon or so (maybe a bit more is the ...
wierd behaviour12/31/2010
  Q: I have a ten year old female staffie. Since christmas morning she has not been herself at all.She ...
  A: This is like the fourth question I have gotten on behavior like this, and while I really don't know ...
Shih tzu puppy12/30/2010
  Q: for one my shih tzu has a hump in her back like a camel.. is that bad or some what normal? and two ...
  A: No, a roached back is not normal as a shih tzu should have a straight topline. It could be a ...
Orijen and Grain Free Feeding12/28/2010
  Q: Ok, so I have two lhasa apsos (a 15 lb, 5.5 yr old female and a 30 lb, 4.5 yr old male). The female ...
  A: You need to find something with a similar analysis as the Wilderness. In Orijen, the closest would ...
akita bitch12/27/2010
  Q: have a two yr old bitch she has milk coming from teats has had green discharge ...
  A: Now, the one option may be that you are not seeing a cord at all, but the membranes from a puppy's ...
help12/22/2010
  Q: I have been living with someone for 7 months who has a springer spaniel named scout. Scout was ...
  A: Frankly, your family and your dog require a lot more help than can be addressed here. Contact your ...
Black lab acting totaly different12/19/2010
  Q: Good afternoon, My 10 1/2 year old black lab started wanting to stay outside yesterday. She ...
  A: Something is definitely going on with your dog, and she may be in pain from something. She really ...
schnauzer odd actions12/7/2010
  Q: Molly is 1 1/2 yrs old. I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that her breath really smells. ...
  A: Bad breath is often caused by dirty teeth, but it can also be a symptom of other mouth issues, such ...
miniature dachshund12/5/2010
  Q: We just purchased a "mini" dachshund from a pet store one week ago. It was a totally unplanned ...
  A: I am not that familiar with dachshunds, but weighing 4.6# at nearly four months of age, I would say ...
Ida Lhasa Apso pregnant11/23/2010
  Q: 28 this is her 3rd litter she is very good mom but i would like her to make more milk what can i ...
  A: I never give my bitches supplements of any kind, but just let them have as much good-quality food ...
my bfriends dog is peeing on my side of the bed11/18/2010
  Q: my bfriend and i have been living together for a year. his 7 year old female boxer sadie is an ...
  A: I think she is telling you where to go and how fast to get there; the gal must feel she is a bit ...
nervous dog10/19/2010
  Q: I have an American bulldog and he stays outside during the day and in at night. 3 weeks ago we had ...
  A: Something is going on next door. Are you home during the day so you can observe? If you aren't, I ...
Dog scared/agressive toward my sister & her kids10/15/2010
  Q: I adopted a 3yr old beagle mix male dog last month. He is very sweet and wants nothing more than to ...
  A: It appears to me that your dog was traumatized by that first visit, and he may never accept your ...
PUPPYS9/27/2010
  Q: WHAT CAN I FEED A MONTH OLD PUPPY,THE MOM GOT HIT BY A CAR AND DIED
  A: Run out and get some milk replacer. My favorite is Just Born Milk Replacer. Get the liquid as you ...
shanrock plant9/24/2010
  Q: i think my pekashu ate some of my shamrock plant? is this some thing i should worry about? she is ...
  A: Some forms of oxalis, particularly Oxalis acetosella, are somewhat toxic to animals. Most animals ...
Regarding dog's growth9/23/2010
  Q: Sir i have a 4 months old German Shepherd female. I feed her a lot but her growth is not like other ...
  A: I understand why you want your dog to be a vegetarian, but dogs are not horses (or people) and were ...
Male Miniature Schnauzer obsessed over tennis ball9/22/2010
  Q: Help!!! Lucas is will be 2yrs.old in DEC.and over the past few months he's become obsessed over ...
  A: It seems to me that you have two options... let Lucas have his tennis balls or remove them ...
dog9/19/2010
  Q: For a couple of years she has had tumers. One under her stomach, more towards her rear right leg has ...
  A: You need to consult with your vet about this as he/she is more familiar with your dog's condition. ...
help with litter mate pups9/18/2010
  Q: I adopted two dogs that are litter mates from a rescue shelter. Their mom was a Ridgeback and the ...
  A: It really is quite impossible to know for sure what the mixture might be in a mixed-breed dog ...
dog scared of bath9/16/2010
  Q: I have a 10year old bitch who has always had a fear of the bath. She was also scared of the bathroom ...
  A: It would help if you could figure out what *exactly* it is that she is afraid of. Maybe she is ...
Dog may need a liver biopsy9/15/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old American pit bull terrier. I found out from our vet that his ALT level should ...
  A: I'm sorry, but this is beyond my expertise as it requires more medical knowledge than I have. Here ...
peeing on carpet9/13/2010
  Q: This problem only happens once in a while. Usually I just get the create out and she stops. I have ...
  A: Your dog may have a bladder infection or bladder stones, so she should be examined by a ...
house training an older dog9/10/2010
  Q: We just purchased our 2 yr. old Shih-Tzu. He is precious and just wants to please, but he doesn't ...
  A: It sounds like he is behaving in the house, but is just a bit "shy" about going outside while on a ...
Westie Gooming Video9/7/2010
  Q: Hey Karen: I am looking for an extra good Westie Grooming DVD to market on my high traffic Westie ...
  A: I would suggest: Grooming Your Westie For Show Three two hour tapes taking a puppy from rough coat ...
dog9/1/2010
  Q: I have a 2yrs old blue nose gotti pitbull but he's lazy wat can I do to get him active and playful?
  A: Some dogs are naturally more playful than others, but make sure you are feeding your dog a quality ...
Health question.8/31/2010
  Q: I know that you said you can't answer questions about health, but I would like your opinion about my ...
  A: I have had four dogs with the classic vestibular syndrome head tilt; all were old dogs. Even the ...
My Dog Ate Chocolate!!!8/20/2010
  Q: My 20 lb Bichon ate ~1/3 (1/2 oz) of a See's Milk Chocolate with Toffee Nuggets bar at least 4 hours ...
  A: Probably too late to do anything now, but I would call up the emergency clinic (or your vet if you ...
mini schnauzer hair8/13/2010
  Q: .i can not get it out. i brushed him ever day till this happened not its so hard to get a brush ...
  A: Some schnauzers DO need to be brushed every single day, and this becomes even more important during ...
Enlarged Nipples8/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1 year old female lab and she had her first heat cycle about 2 months ago and ever since ...
  A: Your bitch is most likely having a false pregnancy. The symptoms are identical to a bitch in whelp; ...
Dog watching-What did I agree to?8/6/2010
  Q: my name is Lucy and I thought I was doing a good deed by watching a family member's Jack Russell ...
  A: What a terrible shame that your relatives are turning this dog into such a horrible creature! What ...
chihuahua pregnancy8/5/2010
  Q: I'm not sure if this is a medical question or not, but I'll ask anyway. My sister's female ...
  A: Gestation is nine weeks... 60-63 days. They can come slightly earlier or slightly later than that. ...
Love Sick Male8/5/2010
  Q: I saw your post from years ago regarding a love sick male and wondered if you might be able to help ...
  A: When my first male got old enough to realize what was happening, he became a problem when my two ...
smelly dog8/4/2010
  Q: My Lhasa Apso is 13yrs old and for the last 3mths or so has started to smell terribly. He licks his ...
  A: Boy, I couldn't begin to guess where his smell is coming from, except you have eliminated teeth and ...
worried!!!8/1/2010
  Q: .. i just got a 7 month old pit bull i think she is a spotted pit not really sure just what ive ...
  A: If you are at all concerned about this dog's temperament, then you should return her! If you decide ...
Skin problems7/25/2010
  Q: I have taken my dog to the vet 3 times in the last month and she still has this skin problem. It ...
  A: While this could be a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, it sounds a bit like a staph infection ...
bleeding nipples7/24/2010
  Q: I have a boxer bitch that gave birth to a litter of 7 pups one week ago. Something happened and ...
  A: Sorry to hear about the loss of your puppies. Yes, something is most definitely wrong; there should ...
Handling puppies7/22/2010
  Q: I'm going to go take a look at a potential new puppy. I believe they are 4-6 weeks old. The ...
  A: Doesn't seem to be much point since you are already in the house, walking around, and spreading ...
Mini Schnauzer Barking Issue!7/20/2010
  Q: We have a 2 year old male mini schnauzer. He is a bright, loving member of our young active family. ...
  A: You need to get this dog into on-going obedience classes for several months and work with him every ...
Rottweilers7/20/2010
  Q: We have two female rotty puppies one is for my 13 year old grandauhter my son inlaw is not happy ...
  A: While Rottweilers can be a most wonderful breed, I would think that most of them would be too much ...
pit-bull diet7/15/2010
  Q: i have a nice red nose femae pit-bull love hrto death ad a great doin th house and wit peple smeon ...
  A: Make sure you are feeding a good-quality kibble. The first ingredient should be a specified meat ...
my staffordshire bull terrier wont stop crying7/12/2010
  Q: when ever we go out on the lead he crys when we stop to talk to anyone or if we have to stop at ...
  A: First, get this dog into some on-going obedience classes for a few months and work with him every ...
schnauzer and treats7/9/2010
  Q: I notice you have schnauzers also. I have a 5 year old, female, rescue girl. I have only had her for ...
  A: It sounds like your new dog might be one of those schnauzers with a bit of a touchy gut. Many of ...
Mini Schnauzer shoulder problem7/9/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old mini and he has come up with a problem that seems to be in his shoulder. This ...
  A: Forget the GP vet for instances like this. What you need is a chiropractic vet; hopefully you have ...
My Dog's Skin Problems7/8/2010
  Q: My dog, an alsatian mix (with doberman, I presume), is now about 9 months old. He is a 2009 ...
  A: You need a referral to a veterinary dermatologist from your veterinarian. https://www.acvd.org/ ...
lab/chow mix7/6/2010
  Q: about how big will a lab-chow mix grow? height and weight wise.
  A: That depends on which genes the puppy inherits from which parent. It will be a fairly large dog, but ...
Sudden Death of my Border Collie7/5/2010
  Q: My 6 month old Border Collie sadly passed away on Saturday night. He was an active, playful, happy ...
  A: If there were no signs of your puppy eating anything toxic and no heart issues, then your vet is ...
male puppies agression7/4/2010
  Q: I have two weinmaraner male puppies 4 months old from the same litter and rececntly have started to ...
  A: I would probably let them sort it out themselves, but at four months old, they should be treated as ...
Spaying causing phantom pregnancy7/1/2010
  Q: Is it possible for a spaying to actually cause a phantom pregnancy?
  A: No, spaying in and of itself will not cause a false pregnancy, but it can prolong one if spaying was ...
3 yr old peeing in house6/29/2010
  Q: I have an almost 3 year old Yorkie/Pomeranian dog. She was spayed around the 7 or 8 month mark and ...
  A: This could be a bladder infection, or simply incontinence (not uncommon in some spayed bitches). At ...
my skinny dog6/20/2010
  Q: now i have a 1 year old chocolate male lab that eats all the time,but remains very skinny,but still ...
  A: Parasites would be my first guess. Take a couple different stool samples in to your vet and have ...
Miniature schnauzer6/17/2010
  Q: I have a 3yr old miniature schnauzer who appears, and is due, in heat. All her usual symptoms are ...
  A: If the dog is eating normally and has no other symptoms, such as vomiting, lethargy, smelly ...
dogs6/15/2010
  Q: i hav double coat german shepard puppy of 3months of age.shes not barking when sees a new person.is ...
  A: She is a puppy; give her a chance to grow up. In the meantime, get her into obedience classes and ...
obsessive licking6/8/2010
  Q: Greetings! My name is Kim and I am having a bit of an issue with my corgi. I read through the ...
  A: There can be many causes for obsessive licking. First, make sure your dog is on a good quality ...
GROOMING schnauzer and glands6/3/2010
  Q: Every time Mia gets clipped/groomed her saliva glands become swollen and she tends to vomit. I have ...
  A: I have to say that this is one problem I have never heard of before. Make sure that your clippers ...
bichon on 3 week crate rest5/30/2010
  Q: My 6 year old bichon is on three week crate rest due to a bulging disk. She is accepting this very ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Mine enjoy chewing on large knuckle bones. If yours doesn't care ...
dog in labour5/28/2010
  Q: ! i have a 63 day pregnant dam and have a couple questions... So yesterday night her temperature ...
  A: Yes, she sounds like she is close. Watch closely, and you should see the contractions. If she has ...
pregnant staffidshire bull terrier5/26/2010
  Q: i wonder if U could help me,my pet is very near ready to give birth,but i found some green like ...
  A: The vet can check that out when he/she examines your bitch. Bad breath is usually caused by dirty ...
my king charles cavallier puppy5/24/2010
  Q: i have a king charles cavallier puppy shes almost 6 weeks can i give her dog sweets or she to young ...
  A: This puppy is WAY too young to be away from its mother! At five weeks, my puppies are still nursing, ...
Pain when stretching5/18/2010
  Q: My dog jumps up at the door when my husband comes in from work and on Friday evening when she tried ...
  A: This could be just about anything, but it is most likely something with her back; she needs to be ...
MIN PIN Issue5/16/2010
  Q: MY Min Pin is 6 months old and he is doing great with the house breaking down to maybe one accident ...
  A: First, make sure you are feeding a quality food. The first ingredient should be a specified meat ...
Leg Amputation5/16/2010
  Q: My vet told me the shoulder is usually the best so they dont think they can use the leg (if more is ...
  A: Other than an occasional lame dog around here, my only real experience with a three-legged dog ...
swallowing5/16/2010
  Q: My 1 year choch. lab eats weeds all day & does a lot of hard swallowing, not very energetic ,like ...
  A: Make sure your dog is on a good-quality food. The first ingredient should be a specified meat meal ...
submissive position and peeing when approaching anyone but me5/13/2010
  Q: my 6 month old dauchsund slinks and assumes a submissive position and pees when approaching anyone ...
  A: There is always a chance that this could be something physical, so your veterinarian should examine ...
6 month old pit5/11/2010
  Q: just bought a 6 month old pit female last week. when she arrived she was very happy and ate all her ...
  A: This puppy needs to be seen by a veterinarian. She needs a thorough exam, and the vet can give you ...
puppy food5/9/2010
  Q: Is grammy's chicken pot pie a good food? New puppy will onlyb eat that--
  A: You don't say if you are feeding the canned or the dry kibble. The canned is mostly water, with very ...
clean blood out of fur after cut has healed5/7/2010
  Q: I've been searching online with no success on how to clean the blood and antiseptic from dog fur ...
  A: If the wound has now healed to the point that it has scabbed over, I would just soak that area in ...
yorkie's5/6/2010
  Q: how many puppies do yorkie's have in a litter? how young is too young for a yorkie to have puppies?
  A: Average litter size for a Yorkshire terrier is four. Bitches should not be bred before the age of ...
dapple dachshunds5/5/2010
  Q: I have a dapple that is blind in 1 eye and seems to have a hearing deficit. I want him to have a ...
  A: Blind dogs can function quite nicely, and yours apparently still has vision in one eye, so this is ...
Walking my Dog5/3/2010
  Q: My dog refuses to walk. Well she walks around the house, on occasion. Shes a 6 yrs old Pekingese, ...
  A: You have not asked a question, but I will volunteer some information. Make sure your dog has no ...
canine teeth5/1/2010
  Q: My dog has three upper canine teeth on each side, a total of six upper. Is this normal? Does this ...
  A: No, that is not normal for any dog. Even if it had retained its puppy canines, it would still only ...
My Dog4/25/2010
  Q: About four months ago we got a Lab mix puppy. We already had a dog who is about four years old. When ...
  A: You didn't say how old your puppy is. I am going to assume that he is now entering adolescence... ...
DOGS IN HEAT4/22/2010
  Q: THIS IS A CRAZY QUESTION. WHEN A FEMALE DOG COMES INTO HEAT AND YOU DON'T WANT ANY PUPPIES. THE ...
  A: No, the bitch should not be punished because her people were too lazy to keep her confined and watch ...
Behavior modification advice needed4/21/2010
  Q: We got a 15 mo old lab/pit mix (rescue) recently. Admittedly I'm still learning him (and him me) ...
  A: I am not an animal behaviorist, and I am very fond of training collars and leashes. ::grin:: They ...
Dog aggressive on leash4/21/2010
  Q: We have a one year old purebred Rottie. When I try to walk him on his leash, he starts to grab at ...
  A: You need to get this dog into some obedience classes for a few months and work with him every single ...
shih tzu puppy4/20/2010
  Q: My 8 week old shih tzu puppy woke up this morning making a coughing,choking sound. I checked her ...
  A: This sounds like a case of kennel cough to me. It can be airborne, so is fairly easy to pick up if ...
how to train my 8 month old dog??4/18/2010
  Q: someone please help me!!! i have an 8 month old shitzu who will not potty train.. he has been with ...
  A: You need to start from scratch with this dog, and you need a crate for him. When you cannot watch ...
Mastitis4/17/2010
  Q: Good morning Karen. My Pomeranian is 14 years old and she is suffering from Mastitis. The wound is ...
  A: Your bitch needs to be seen by a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment as she most likely ...
excessive barking4/14/2010
  Q: Good afternoon, I have a 4 1/2 year old miniature schnauzer that we've had since he was about 9 ...
  A: First I would have a thorough vet exam done, including an eye exam by a veterinary opthalmologist. ...
female heat4/8/2010
  Q: How can I induce a female into her heat cycle, what cah I give her?
  A: The only thing I know of that will induce a bitch into season is another bitch in the same ...
puppie4/7/2010
  Q: my mini schnauzer puppy is 20weeks old. she eats dry food so im just wondering if there is any ...
  A: Your puppy could have internal parasites; take a stool sample in to your vet for examination. This ...
doberman exercise4/3/2010
  Q: sir i very much like strong dogs like doberman.and i am looking forward to adopt one.But the problem ...
  A: A person should not have a dog unless he can devote more time than three hours a day to the dog. ...
puppy4/2/2010
  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: The cartilage could be broken, but most likely it is just being a normal puppy ear. If ears are ...
toilet training4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: 1. Your veterinarian should never have given your dog three vaccinations at the same time. That is ...
dogs car windows and blowing in ther face3/29/2010
  Q: I was in the car with my mum and 3 dogs with the window open (just so they can get there head out) ...
  A: The dogs are air-scenting when they have their heads out the window... quickly sucking in the daily ...
Getting dog groomed3/27/2010
  Q: .. I just adopted a dog from a shelter. And they neutered him on the 23rd. I want to take him to the ...
  A: I wouldn't take him to the groomer until after the stitches come out; he certainly shouldn't get a ...
finding his foe3/25/2010
  Q: i have a one year old mini schnauzer so smart and protective. i recently have a small mouse ...
  A: The best way to eliminate mice is to set up traps. I set mine up in sort of a close circle with some ...
Pooping problem3/23/2010
  Q: We took in a miniature schnauzer 9 months ago. She is 6 or 7 and she was dropped off on the side of ...
  A: Has this dog been examined by a veterinarian? Odors are caused by something... usually ear ...
time to start breeding?3/21/2010
  Q: I am interested in starting to breed my female yorkie. She just had her first heat cycle at the ...
  A: Your bitch is still a baby; if you breed her too soon, you may find yourself trying to raise puppies ...
New pet and Existing Pet3/18/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old lab- pointer mix. She is very friendly with other dogs and people. We fostered a ...
  A: You don't say how old the new puppy is, but this sounds like fairly normal behavior for a puppy who ...
Wheezing,Snoring,Gasping3/17/2010
  Q: My ShihPom is 2 and weighs 5lbs. We've had him for a year now and just this past Monday he started ...
  A: I would say that something certainly happened there... either something they did or possibly the dog ...
dogs jumping3/14/2010
  Q: i have a red cattle dog and she jumps on the roof a one car and goes to sleep on it and in the ...
  A: Well, this is a question I never expected to see. *G* :) Normally when a dog is doing something ...
pugs3/12/2010
  Q: my male and female are the same age she has never came in heat i guess i need to know when that ...
  A: You don't say how old the dogs are, but if your bitch has never come into season, something is ...
excited dog3/11/2010
  Q: I have a lab pit bull mix she just turned 1 in February,my son's girlfriend just got a puppy German ...
  A: The dogs should be introduced on neutral territory, like a park or neighbor's yard. Taking them for ...
Regading Fits in pomeranians dogs3/10/2010
  Q: My pet Ceasar is 11 years old.he is quite active.last day he get attack.i think that was fit.Its for ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian to determine what his problem might be. Dogs can ...
Strange Behavior in My Poodle/Bichon mix3/3/2010
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old mini poodle/bichon named Stormy. About once a week (started about a month ...
  A: It sounds to me like he hears something outside... maybe a dog going by or something. When we lived ...
Lactation3/2/2010
  Q: I just switched my 2y/o female pit bull's dog food from an off brand to Purina because she was ...
  A: If you are sure that your bitch has had no contact with a male when she was last in season, she is ...
Dog Pregnant ?3/1/2010
  Q: I have a lovely little 8 month old cross miniature schnauzer/basset hound. Recently I have noticed ...
  A: Yes, a pregnancy is always possible unless you are positive that she was never alone outside. She ...
GS puppy ears2/27/2010
  Q: we have a 6.5 mos old show dog German shepherd puppy from Germany. his ears r not standing yet but ...
  A: Your best resource is always your dog's breeder. I would ask him/her for advice on those ears since ...
yorkie 2 months2/26/2010
  Q: Nice to meet you.I just got a 2 month old yorkie that is very aggressive playful and has a ...
  A: She may be much more dominant than he is, but puppies are extremely playful and often "full of ...
dogs rear left leg2/24/2010
  Q: - Dog limp's on left rear leg -took to vet and got xrays /nothing to do with bone -suggested ...
  A: Start crate-resting the dog, and get her to a veterinary chiropractor. ...
maltese puppy2/18/2010
  Q: We hav a 8 week old maltese puppy, that i just got 3 days ago.. I have read about crate traing, and ...
  A: Feed the puppy in his crate, and give him a small treat every time you put him in there. Make sure ...
fearful pup2/17/2010
  Q: Karen I really hope you can help I hav an eight month old mini schnauzer from 3 months of age I paid ...
  A: This may not be fear aggression as schnauzers are very territorial. But whatever it is, he needs ...
my min pin2/16/2010
  Q: I have a 3 or 4 year old Miniture Pincer. She has had 1 litter of puppies 8 months ago. She toned up ...
  A: This shouldn't have anything to do with diet. If you are positive that she is not pregnant, it ...
cane corso2/13/2010
  Q: i have 2 cane corso females and i am looking for a breed specific book for breeding and what to ...
  A: Since the Cane Corso is such a rare breed, I really doubt that there is a book specifically on ...
House breaking older dogs2/9/2010
  Q: We have 2 rescued dogs one a terrier mix male and the other a schnauser mix female, both fixed and ...
  A: The problem with dog doors is they do nothing to housebreak a dog. You need to start from square one ...
Giving the best quality of life and tapping the entire potential of my deaf and blind Aussie puppy.2/7/2010
  Q: I need some tips about touch training and some general ideas about how people communicate expertly ...
  A: While I have had old dogs who are blind and deaf, I've never had one that was young enough to ...
breeding jack russells2/5/2010
  Q: But any time he trys to mate with her she gets really mad and starts to bite him. some times she ...
  A: Some bitches NEVER allow a male to breed them. I used to have one who would bite at the males ...
dog acting strangley.2/3/2010
  Q: I have notice one of my Chihuahuas acting very strange lately and am not sure what is going on. He ...
  A: While I do believe that some dogs can see and hear things that we cannot (think other-worldly here), ...
Mini schnauzer heat1/31/2010
  Q: We have a 7 month old schnauzer and she has been in heat since 27th December and is still blood ...
  A: While this is a bit abnormal, not all bitches have identical heat cycles, and some do have a bloody ...
maltese poop and pees on carpet1/31/2010
  Q: i have a 6 year old female maltese. She always potties on a potty pad in the laundry room. She has ...
  A: First, she should be examined by your veterinarian to make certain that she does not have a bladder ...
MY DOG1/30/2010
  Q: I just wanted to confirm if i can take my dog out if he has artheritis. However i constantly give ...
  A: All dogs benefit from some exercise, but how much yours requires/needs depends on just how bad his ...
Doggy constipation1/28/2010
  Q: My dog is constipated but wont eat, he will drink water. I don't know what I should do? can you help ...
  A: Constipation can be from what he is being fed; dogs do need a certain amount of fiber in their food, ...
mini dog1/21/2010
  Q: karen, I have a Yorkshire Terrier, five years old who insists on urinating on anything that is ...
  A: If he has been doing this all this time, you most likely cannot get him to stop. If he isn't ...
rabies vaccine1/21/2010
  Q: Should a dog get it's rabies vaccine for his whole life, or at one point is he too old and it would ...
  A: Unfortunately, it is state law that all dogs be given rabies inoculations, but *FINALLY* all states ...
Missing schnauzers1/20/2010
  Q: I recently lost my Lucy to kidney failure. She was a schnauzer and I also have Max (schnauzer). Max ...
  A: Most any breed should work, as long as it isn't too reactive and into eating other dogs. Some ...
dog stool1/19/2010
  Q: I'm a little worried about my dog. She is a mix, but mostly a Minpin. When she poops, it looks ...
  A: This is not normal, so I think your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian. Something is irritating ...
rescue shitzu1/18/2010
  Q: We rescued an approximately 1yr old shitzu. Unknown to us...she was pregnant. Had 4 puppies who are ...
  A: Everything you are describing is perfectly normal. Since you are trying to housebreak the rescue, I ...
space heater and my pitbull1/14/2010
  Q: My 2yr old pitbull LOVES laying in front of our space heater. Recently her back has started breaking ...
  A: I don't see how the heater could be causing her bumps, but put up an exercise pen around the heater ...
shots1/13/2010
  Q: my puppy is 8 week and we would like to know what shots she will need for her first visit. i hear ...
  A: This is a question for your veterinarian as some vaccines can vaccinate for a handful of things, and ...
sticks tongue out1/13/2010
  Q: i have a 3yr old healthy (i hope) female Maltese that constantly sticks tongue out (up to 1/4") . ...
  A: I wouldn't worry about it. It could be that her tongue is a bit too long for her mouth, or that she ...
dogs that chew everthing1/11/2010
  Q: I have two 7 Month. old dogs and they chew everything, from their dog house, food bowls, toys, ...
  A: This could be anything from boredom to poor-quality dog food to obsessive-compulsion disorder. ...
mange1/10/2010
  Q: recently a vet diagnosed a puppy as having a serious case of mange. What products can be used to ...
  A: You need to isolate the puppy until its treatment is complete, but I would also treat all the other ...
canine1/9/2010
  Q: my dog is 12 1/2 mixed breed (lab and aussie) Just in last 3 days doesn't want to eat anything ...
  A: Finances or not, your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian to determine the problem. She could ...
How do I get my dogs to accept a new "older" dog.1/8/2010
  Q: I have four miniature dachshunds. All of them get along and are retired from the same breeder. I ...
  A: Your subject heading is misleading. It sounds like your dogs are doing fine; the newcomer is the ...
2yr old Male Chihuahua1/7/2010
  Q: To whom it may concern: I rescued my 2yr old Male Chihuahua from an animal control center in NYC and ...
  A: Crate, crate, crate... you need a crate. When he cannot be watched, he needs to go in that crate... ...
chronic ear infections and fighting1/6/2010
  Q: My Boston terrier has ear infections all the time. My vet has had me change our food to see if that ...
  A: Frequent ear infections are often a sign of allergies, so if your vet is thinking food allergies, ...
Two puppies and Crate Training1/5/2010
  Q: Karen Recently, my husband and I got a 8 week old toy poodle (male) and a 7 week old miniature ...
  A: The only "right" answer is whatever works! However, you have two things going against you. One, you ...
Buying a 2nd dog1/3/2010
  Q: We have 5 month old staffy x bull Arab he is a lovely natured and energetic dog. We are wanting to ...
  A: Without knowing the actual temperament of your dog and the amount of socialization he has had, ...
interdigital ferunculosis1/2/2010
  Q: i read thta someones dog had a negative side afect form metronitizole..... the only negative side ...
  A: Metronitizole can have some *very* serious side effects. A good friend of mine lost one of her dogs ...
dog rubbing his butt1/1/2010
  Q: I have a 4 y.o. male pug who's in overall good health. He tends to get full anal glands, which have ...
  A: This sounds like it could be an anal or rectal prolapse, and I think you need to get on the phone ...
hearing loss/dementia mini schnauzer1/1/2010
  Q: Over the last year we've noticed changes in the behavior of our 12 yo mini schnauzer. Our ...
  A: Dogs in a "confined" environment can do fairly well with no hearing as long as the owners can keep ...
Crate or not to crate a 5 month old Shih Tzu12/31/2009
  Q: Our family just got a shih tzu puppy at 3 months old, and he was not crate trained except for ...
  A: If your dog is crated at night he is crate-trained. He is pottying in the house because no one is ...
Lhasa Apso Puppy12/30/2009
  Q: We have recent bought a week old male Lhasa and he just crys everytime we put him in his pen. Te ...
  A: I know this must be a typo since you couldn't possibly have brought home a one-week-old puppy, but ...
my dog is in labor12/28/2009
  Q: 2 it was at 99.2 yesterday all day i am using a digital thermometer is that the same or can it be ...
  A: Digital thermometers work just fine for dogs, but if your bitch is now in labor, you don't need it ...
Temperature not dropping?12/27/2009
  Q: my name is Sarah and our family owns a Border Collie and she is pregnant, and her due date is around ...
  A: If your dog's earliest due date is on the 2nd and she is starting labor now, she is much too early ...
protective with new toys12/27/2009
  Q: I have a male mix, coon hound. He is about 11/2year old and seems to be very protective with his ...
  A: You need to get this dog into obedience classes for a few months and work with him every single day. ...
dead puppy12/26/2009
  Q: My 5 year old miniature Pom got pregnant by my neighbors chiwawa. Christmas eve night she gave birth ...
  A: I had a similar thing happen to me many years ago, and there is not much you can do for your dog. It ...
yorkie training and food types to give her.12/24/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old Yorkie and i haven't exactly trained her the way she suppose to be trained. She ...
  A: First, get yourself the paperback book, "How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With" by Rutherford and ...
dog death12/23/2009
  Q: my dog was absolutely fine. he wasnt eating or drinking but was playing with us after a walk a half ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. It is always so much harder when it happens so suddenly. Some ...
how big and how many pounds?12/22/2009
  Q: how big do american bulldog/lab mix get?do they need long walk or a fair amount of walk? Are they ...
  A: Unfortunately, there is no real answer to your question because this has to with genetics, and that ...
new born pups and aggressive mom12/21/2009
  Q: my dog just had her first litter of pups this morning and she did really well with cleaning them up ...
  A: Much of what you describe is perfectly normal behavior, but the aggressiveness is NOT. I would be ...
Dog eats EVERYTHING12/20/2009
  Q: Ms. Brittan- I have two Pit Bull puppies, one is about a year old, the other just six months. My ...
  A: Pica can be caused by many different things, and your dog needs to have your veterinarian run some ...
Over hyper dog!!!12/19/2009
  Q: we have 1 yr. old Golden retriever/ yellow lab mix. She is spayed, and is given plenty of activities ...
  A: Some dogs just have much more energy to burn than others. That is the reason I always tell people ...
Vaginal Inflammation12/19/2009
  Q: My English Bulldog is about 16 months old and has gone throught only one heat cycle. When this ...
  A: When a bitch remains intact and goes through a heat cycle, she "matures" in a similar fashion to a ...
shock collar for dogs that leave property into dangerous areas12/18/2009
  Q: my dogs have found porcupines as an irrisitable hunt, the problem surrounding this is that they ...
  A: No dog should be allowed to run loose unless the owner is with them and has verbal control. Left to ...
excessive shaking12/16/2009
  Q: I have a female 16 months old miniature schnauzer (lola). At the moment we are traveling through US ...
  A: If your dog has itchy ears, something is wrong! She either has some sort of ear infection or some ...
Dog Food12/16/2009
  Q: My Miniature Pinscher is 5 years old now. Should I be feeding him dog food once a day for the rest ...
  A: Some people feed once a day, and some feed twice. Do whatever works the best for you and your dog. ...
puppies12/14/2009
  Q: Our terrier gave birth to 5 puppies almost a month ago. She won't feed them any more.We bought ...
  A: If they aren't even a month old yet, I would *MAKE* her feed them for at least one more week. Put ...
small dogs12/13/2009
  Q: Can I safely give a 3 year old dog chopped celery ? and what about the strings?
  A: Yes, celery won't hurt your dog. I wouldn't give him a lot of it since he is a small dog, but a ...
Questions about showing12/12/2009
  Q: I am still learning and I'd like to understand about points in show. My 7 months old Chihuahua ...
  A: A dog must actually defeat another dog of the same sex in order to get points... the exception being ...
Mange12/7/2009
  Q: 1. Is there Medical Care for puppy and dog, it costs so much? eg. Human has medical care. 2. Do I ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "medical care". There is health insurance for pets for a monthly fee, ...
Pregnantcy12/6/2009
  Q: I'm not sure if my dog is pregnant, her tits are filling with milk but she is not gaining any ...
  A: The best way to determine pregnancy is to take her to your veterinarian and have an X-ray done 50 ...
12 month yorkie poo male12/5/2009
  Q: My dog Jackson has problems with bitting people bitting from my family and outsiders that come to my ...
  A: Your dog could be biting for many reasons. First, have his thyroid levels checked, as hypothyroidism ...
adopted 2 year old female pomeranian12/4/2009
  Q: I adopted a 2 yr old female pom on Nov.7 We were told she is great with people and she is with my ...
  A: Hopefully she is indeed good with people and she is just reacting due to the stress of being moved ...
6 month old female Malamute relieves herself in the basement only12/3/2009
  Q: Our 6 month old female Alaskan Malamute is house trained in our home and also on the deck. We have ...
  A: It seems to me that she has been inadvertently trained to eliminate in the basement. First of all, ...
MGE puppy becoming unbearable12/3/2009
  Q: At 2 months old my pure bred chocolate lab was diagnosed with MGE..well, actually, the veterinarians ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I don't know what you mean by MGE. Yes, prolonged seizures can cause brain damage ...
Puppy Training12/2/2009
  Q: I am wondering if you could please help me out. What would you suggest is the most effective method ...
  A: You need to get your puppy into training classes ASAP and start working with her every day. Also ...
finding male schnauzer12/2/2009
  Q: We are looking for a male schnauzer for my little brother for Christmas that is full blooded. We ...
  A: Unfortunately, Kaitlin, I do not know anyone who would give a dog to anyone who could not afford to ...
Malamute growls at our baby.12/2/2009
  Q: weve had a husky and german sheperd before this time we thaught a alaskan malamute would be a good ...
  A: Some dogs are just not good with children, and never will be. It sounds like your guy is fairly ...
spay stitches12/1/2009
  Q: im just wondering with your experience if you have any ideas how to calm down a puppy that has just ...
  A: It's never too late! Go out and get that crate.... or get yourself an exercise pen in which to ...
House training tips11/30/2009
  Q: I recently received a miniature schnauzer as a gift, I LOVE the puppy but my wife said it was my ...
  A: First, go and get a crate, if you don't already have one. At this point, smaller is better than ...
dogs11/30/2009
  Q: We have a year old boxer that went thru her first heat end of Sept, 1st of Oct. She is now showing ...
  A: Many bitches will have a false pregnancy after being in season, and some will get downright serious ...
dog paws11/28/2009
  Q: My dog has an abrasion on her back paw and can't even stand on it. I was wondering what I could do ...
  A: Sorry, but I think she needs to be seen by a vet as she probably should be on antibiotics. You ...
puppy potty training and cage11/27/2009
  Q: I just got a morkie puppy 5 days ago, wedding gift. She is an indooor puppy. I'm having defficulty ...
  A: That is a heck of a wedding present! (The least they could have done was potty train her first<G>) I ...
Pet11/24/2009
  Q: 1. How do I teach my dog to potty train? 2. I have a miniature pinscher, when will he an adult? in ...
  A: 1. Crate him when he cannot be watched, and let him outside after he wakes, after he eats, and after ...
Japanese Chin Won't Eat Dog Food11/23/2009
  Q: My Japanese Chin will not eat ANY kind of dog food, even the high end brands. Advice has been leave ...
  A: Your dog isn't eating dog food because she knows if she has some patience you will give in and feed ...
aggressive behavior11/21/2009
  Q: I have 2 shih tzu's one is mild manored and pretty laid back when she meets another dog she will ...
  A: If this dog isn't spayed, spay her; it might tone down her attitude a bit. Get her into obedience ...
Mini Schnauzer in heat11/20/2009
  Q: Is there any way we can tell with 95 to 100% confidence that our mini is DONE with heat? She has ...
  A: "About three weeks ago" could still have her fairly breedable if your memory is off at all. Next ...
sick dog. milkbone to blame?11/19/2009
  Q: im wondering if he ate too much of the milkbone and has caused something wrong with his stomach ...
  A: Some dogs will refuse food if they have an upset stomach, but the fact that he "seems weaker and ...
Fatty Soft Mass11/17/2009
  Q: I HAVE A 8 YEAR OLD TOY POODLE,,IT HAS A SMALL SOFT FATTY MASS ON RIGHT UNDER SIDE ABOUT SIZE OF ...
  A: This most likely *is* a fatty tumor, but did the vet do a needle aspiration on it to verify that ...
Aggressive behaviour by bitch to puppies11/16/2009
  Q: I have a 5yr old black lab who was aggressive to her last litter of puppies once they were able to ...
  A: When some bitches decide they are done nursing, they are DONE... but attacking their puppies in such ...
Inside ear flap pigment changes11/15/2009
  Q: Since June the skin on the inside ear flaps on both ears of my 4 year old schnauzer poodle mix, have ...
  A: Generally, when one sees black spots on a dog's belly, it is due to a fungal infection. I would ...
Spontaneous behavior11/15/2009
  Q: my dog just had a few minutes of weird behavior. i was cooking, and all of a sudden, my dog started ...
  A: Dogs often respond to sounds that we cannot hear and some we can, like a smoke detector. Since you ...
barking schnauzer11/14/2009
  Q: karen please help my 5 month old miniature barks at everyone whilst out walking on the lead it has ...
  A: Neutering will not help with barking, but it might tone down the possibility of aggressiveness when ...
brain tumour11/14/2009
  Q: i had my jack russell, oliver put down yesterday he was 14. i could not afford a mri scan which the ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Here is how I see it. Your dog had a good, long life... ...
Nursing Dog..Digging, Restless11/10/2009
  Q: I have a nursing Mini Schnauzer. She had a c-section last monday a week ago. The puppies and she ...
  A: Nesting is very normal behavior for bitches who are about to whelp, or who have whelped recently. It ...
PUGS11/10/2009
  Q: I have a female black pug that is 4 years old if i breed her with a fawn pug will i come out with ...
  A: The only recognized colors in pugs is fawn and black. Anything else is a breed disqualification and ...
pregnant dog11/7/2009
  Q: I have a dog that I got about 4 weeks ago well I didn't know it but she is pregnant. I'm a little ...
  A: Most of them will quit eating just before labor starts, so I expect that delivery will be starting ...
shih tzu puppy 8 weeks ???10/30/2009
  Q: I JUST GOT A FEMALE PUPPY OFF THE INTERNET, THE LADY TOLD ME HER B-DAY IN AUG 31,2009 SHE IS REALLY ...
  A: She should be eating whatever the breeder was feeding her. If you choose to change her food, do so ...
Bald spots on my puppy10/28/2009
  Q: My puppy is a 7 month old peek-a-poo. She is up to date on all of her shots but I have recently ...
  A: This could be any number of things from hypothyroidism to some sort of skin disorder caused by ...
dogs nipples10/28/2009
  Q: Why is there puss and blood coming out of my dogs nipples? she has never been fixed and has only had ...
  A: This sounds as though your bitch has mastitis (a mammary infection). This is usually seen in a bitch ...
adopted miniature poodle10/27/2009
  Q: I have adopted a miniature poodle from the shelter. We got her since she was really good with my ...
  A: Spaying is a very major surgery, and she undoubtedly is in some pain. Did they give you some pain ...
Thining hair on back/back hair darkening10/27/2009
  Q: Please Help! I have a 4 year miniature schnauzer. I noticed a few days ago that the hair on his back ...
  A: Hair will darken like this when the skin has been "damaged" by something. Your dog needs to be ...
My Sick Shih-tzu10/25/2009
  Q: I have a shih tzu,shes 4 months old...shes having stomach problems...about 4 days ago she had bad ...
  A: You need to be dealing with your veteriarian about this as you need to find out WHY this is ...
vaginitis10/24/2009
  Q: just took my dog to pets mart and they said she has vaginitis. is this deadly, or is there something ...
  A: This most likely is puppy vaginitis, which is generally benign and goes away in time on its own, but ...
wound injury10/24/2009
  Q: a little bit of hesitation in asking coz it will give an impression of carelessness on my part but ...
  A: Personally, I wouldn't let the dog lick at the wound, but I would put him into an Elizabethan collar ...
Chihuahua Problems10/23/2009
  Q: I recently rescued a female Chihuahua, she shows many signs of abuse. They range from tinkling on ...
  A: Dogs often end up in rescue because of particular problems they have due to the fact that their ...
Female Dog's 1st Heat10/22/2009
  Q: I recently adopted an 8 month old female German Shepherd - intact. I have all intentions of having ...
  A: Your bitch could very well be in season as her age is right. However, the color of the discharge is ...
Dog Odor10/22/2009
  Q: Our 2 year old Schnauzer has a terrible odor. He's had it since we got him from the Humane Society ...
  A: In my experience, schnauzers just do not have "doggy odor", but I have groomed some black ones that ...
Is my dog in heat?10/21/2009
  Q: I have an short hair American Akita and i was wondering if she is in heat, and when do female akitas ...
  A: Bitches come into season at five to eighteen months for the first time, with six to eight months ...
come when called off leash10/19/2009
  Q: I have a 12 year old australian shephard. Has been to puppy kindergarden, pre novice and novice ...
  A: Part of your problem could indeed be the dog's hearing. It seems to get "selective" in some dogs ...
pomeranian grooming10/15/2009
  Q: I have adopted a 3yr old male pomeranian. unfortunately his undercoat is very matted. Can you ...
  A: It should grow back once he sheds his coat out in the spring, but the color and texture may not be ...
minature schnauzer10/15/2009
  Q: I have a two year old mini schanuzer, who is 7kg, very active and ful of fun. She sleeps and eats ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. This could be megaesophagus. ...
Human Food10/13/2009
  Q: My dog will not eat his own food and wants to eat ours. I have tried not to feed him then he gets ...
  A: First of all, make sure you are feeding him a good-quality food, and not something crappy (like from ...
Cataract in 13 yr old German Shepherd10/12/2009
  Q: My male German Shepherd is 13 yrs old with cataract in both eyes. Two years ago, i consulted a vet. ...
  A: First, cataracts have absolutely nothing to do with rabies, which is a viral disease that is ...
Runny, bloodshot eyes10/11/2009
  Q: My precious, 1 1/2 year old German Shepherd/rottweiler/ect. has bloodshot eyes that I noticed this ...
  A: Anytime there is an issue with a dog's eyes, they should be examined by a veterinarian since there ...
Inquiry about not breeding the dog.10/10/2009
  Q: I have a Female Pomerian about 6years old, we dont plan to have pups from her and in this regard our ...
  A: I am not a Doc, but I agree with your veterinarian. If you have no intention of breeding your bitch ...
shy cocker spaniel10/8/2009
  Q: We got our cocker when she was 5 Months. She came from a house full Of happy social dogs. Two years ...
  A: Socialization isn't something that is only for puppies; it must be continued as they grow into ...
cats/dogs10/8/2009
  Q: is it better to get a female or male kitten if we already have a 2 year old female dog in the house? ...
  A: I don't know that the sex of the kitten is of importance, other than I might be afraid a male might ...
neurtering10/7/2009
  Q: I had my male dog neutered May 2, 2009, and today he hooked up with my female!!! How is this ...
  A: The only thing that no longer "functions" after a male is neutered is that he no longer produces ...
what spices are good for dogs10/7/2009
  Q: My wife and I started cooking for our dog to help with his asthma. My question is, are spices good ...
  A: Since asthma is often caused by a weakened immune system, allergies, or weight issues, I would not ...
dog feeding10/6/2009
  Q: I have a 70 lb dog and was instructed to give 8 cup of Pork and 8 cups of yams a day by my vet. It ...
  A: You need to talk to your vet about this since it is his/her 'recipe'. Could it have been 8 cups ...
agressive pregnant dogs9/30/2009
  Q: Why would our one pregnant female golden retriever kill our other female goldens puppy. she picked ...
  A: Some bitches have been known to kill their own puppies, but there is no way to predict if she will ...
Schnauzer Skin Problems9/29/2009
  Q: I have been dealing with my pets skin issue for almost a year, I've tried steroids, medicated ...
  A: Smelly skin is often due to an overgrowth of yeast, but it can also be caused by a staph infection. ...
Internal knots in a 5 week puppy9/26/2009
  Q: Just yesterday I noticed that my 5 week old female puppy has 2 knots down near her last 2 tits. Is ...
  A: These may well be extra nipples, but since the puppies should be examined by a veterinarian and get ...
Neutered Dog with Long Lasting Erection9/24/2009
  Q: We have a long haired Dachshund mix breed dog. He's about 3 years old. We adopted him from the ...
  A: No, this is not normal. I suspect that it is "stuck" because of excess hair on his sheath, the skin ...
Dogs9/22/2009
  Q: 1. Can you give e a lists of small dogs that does not shed? 2. When adopting or getting a dog what ...
  A: There is no such thing as a dog that does not shed... unless it is one of those hairless numbers. ...
Dogs9/22/2009
  Q: 1. Tell me what can be great or the benefits that one can get from adoption center of a dog versus ...
  A: Discreetly? I doubt I have ever been discreet in my life*G*. I am known for speaking my mind and ...
unusual behavior9/21/2009
  Q: My 4 year old beagle/dachsund mix has always taken whatever material she can ( blanket, towel, ...
  A: This is a form of obsessive-compulsive behavior, and seems to occur more commonly in dogs who left ...
peeing in the bed9/18/2009
  Q: My mini rat terrier and my chihuahua/minpin are potty trained but lately they both have been peeing ...
  A: First of all, a crate should never be used for punishment. It should be a dog's den, a place he ...
problem with my bichon mixshitzu9/15/2009
  Q: she is not yet a year spends most of her time inside but loves to play with our other big dogs ...
  A: You should probably have your veterinarian take a look at this, but two possibilities come to mind. ...
dog pregnancy...aggressive behavior9/15/2009
  Q: Karen, I have a 2 yr. bassett female that may be pregnant...not sure because she would only be ...
  A: I've never had aggressive behavior in my bitches when they are pregnant; they more often get very ...
male dogs repellent9/15/2009
  Q: Please advise my female dog is in the mating season. The problem is that all the male dogs in the ...
  A: If there is a local animal control agency, you could call them and complain; are there no dog leash ...
My dog didn't drink water9/9/2009
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer who is 6 months old now. I bought her when she was 3 months old, she is ...
  A: Ice cubes make great treats for a dog; mine love them! I also use them when a dog has an upset tummy ...
my dog9/9/2009
  Q: she did get attached to this dog to some extent bt he never left her alone and she became irritated ...
  A: First, get a better, taller, fence. Failing that, get something like Invisible Fencing. While I am ...
skin disorder9/8/2009
  Q: My seven year old Pomeranian has a newly formed skin disorder in which he gets black spots on his ...
  A: Pomeranians can have a problem known as "black skin disease". ...
Goldren Retreiver Pup - Crate Training overnight9/7/2009
  Q: We are getting a goldren retreiver pup at the end of October. We are planning on crate training her. ...
  A: Here I feed my puppies no later than 6PM, and cut off all water by 8PM. They go out last thing at ...
My 2 german shorthair pups are pissed off at each other..9/5/2009
  Q: Willy is the dad he is 3. Spike and Duke are the pups. They were a year old this past June 09.. ...
  A: This sort of thing tends to happen here, too, when someone has been out and returns. I have to take ...
Weird behavior from my American Pittbull.9/4/2009
  Q: My American Pittbull, Ace, has been acting very strange the past week. He is a very well trained ...
  A: Something is obviously going on, but the question is WHAT. The two primary options are something ...
Eye problems w/ schnauzers9/4/2009
  Q: We currently have a 14 yr old female schnauzer & are looking at getting a puppy. The puppy is a ...
  A: Colors have nothing to do with cataracts. Juvenile (congenital) cataracts and what we call ...
puppies9/4/2009
  Q: Where can I get a free puppies?
  A: It is hard to find anything that is free anymore, but try your local newspapers... the weekly ones ...
siberian husky9/3/2009
  Q: She doesnt seem to be eating very much. When I first got her they were feeding her puppy chow but I ...
  A: When puppies get anywhere from 6-8 months of age, their growth starts to slow down drastically, as ...
Dogs9/1/2009
  Q: 1. There is over 500 dog breeds? What is the number one dog to own? 2. For one person, how many ...
  A: The Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed in this country. The best breed to own is the ...
dogs with sore jaws keeping them from eating8/31/2009
  Q: I have a 12 year old shepherd/husky mix (about 40lbs) she is healthy and active but recently is in ...
  A: The shaking is most likely a pain reaction. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian to determine if ...
Type of Dog8/30/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me what breed or type of dog this is in this picture. thank you!
  A: It looks like a cute little mutt to me, but the picture really isn't good enough to see much of the ...
new mommie8/29/2009
  Q: My dog which is a brand new mommy, is burying herself under blankets, and pawing in a frenzied ...
  A: She is making a nest. In the wild, she would have dug an entrance in the side of a bank or hill, and ...
hand stripping8/29/2009
  Q: I have five Border Terriers which I hand strip myself to a high standard. I want to start my own ...
  A: Boy, I don't know that you would have much of a business since most of those stripped are show dogs, ...
miniture chnauzers in general8/28/2009
  Q: our "Molly" is 13 years old, doing very well. Question, is it common for the breed to develop ...
  A: Fatty tumors are fairly common in many dogs as they get older. I don't know if it is an individual ...
old dog, new kitten8/27/2009
  Q: My 9 year old male mini schnauzer is not adjusting well to a new kitten we found. He is not ...
  A: This could very well be a stress-reaction because of the new household member. I would certainly ...
my puppy lab 2.5 months is having trouble breathing8/27/2009
  Q: About 2 weeks ago, we have brought home a labrador. we washed her and dried her thoroughly. she was ...
  A: It sounds to me as though you were sold an unhealthy puppy, and you should contact your breeder for ...
Sloughi Problems8/11/2009
  Q: Me and my partner have recently taken in a Sloughi from a breeder in the UK. She is 2 yrs old and ...
  A: Confine the dog to a crate at night and she won't be able to potty on the carpet. Use a good enzyme ...
cut pad8/10/2009
  Q: My dog cut the pad on her paw open on a piece of glass 2 days ago and i've been cleaning it by ...
  A: It may be that your dog needs some stitches to close up her pad. Only your vet can determine that. I ...
MACE/PEPPER SPRAY8/9/2009
  Q: I do a lot of walking and jogging and quite often there are run-ins with agressive dogs and it's ...
  A: Pepper spray is more effective on animals than mace, and reacts much more quickly. Also, more ...
JAUNDICE8/9/2009
  Q: i want to know that whether my dog is suffering from jaundice or not? i mean what are its symptoms?? ...
  A: A dog with jaundice will have yellow eyes (the white part), yellow gums and skin. This is a serious ...
Could my dog be suffering an allergy to barley?8/9/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old springer spaniel. He goes to the farm with my husband quite regularly. At the ...
  A: Dogs can be allergic to absolutely anything, just as we can be. Expressing an allergy as a cough is ...
Chewing Monster8/9/2009
  Q: I have a 11 month old American Pit Bull Terrior and he chews everything when im not home. I have ...
  A: Dogs chew as a stress reliever... and sometimes just for fun if they get bored. This dog needs to ...
Broken Blood vessel in ear8/8/2009
  Q: We have a healthy 13 year old German Shepherd. We noticed her ear flap was drooping and had fluid. ...
  A: If this is a hematoma, as it sounds like, the fluid will continue to build for a time, and ...
Rat terrior spots8/8/2009
  Q: I have a two yr old Rat Terrior. This summer he has gotten a lot more black spot on his skin but ...
  A: Since your dog is a bit young for old-age liver spots, this could be some sort of fungus, or the ...
My puppy is throwing up8/7/2009
  Q: My 16 weeks old puppy is throwing up. Last saturday, i took him to vet and he had conjuctivitis and ...
  A: First of all, anytime one changes foods, it should be done s l o w l y, over a period of several ...
Behavior - acting out8/5/2009
  Q: I have a 20 month golden retriever in new york city. i have had him since he was 8 weeks old. i ...
  A: A dog, particularly one who is still more puppy than adult, can get bored when left for long periods ...
My 2 yr old male, neutered yorkie8/5/2009
  Q: Leeds, my male Yorkie, has always had issues with going outside to potty when the ground is even ...
  A: You need to return to "Housebreaking 101". If he doesn't have a crate, get one and use it. He must ...
Inflamed Paw8/5/2009
  Q: My 8 1/2 year old Australian Shepherd, Ranger, has a red irritated, inflamed front left paw. At ...
  A: First of all, I wouldn't do any walking with him until this clears up. Soak his foot in epsom salts ...
Chihuahua Heat?8/5/2009
  Q: I am babysitting my neices Chi, who is about 1yr old I think. Her vulva is extremely enlarged but I ...
  A: Yes, she could be in season; bitches can sometimes have "silent" heats where they do not bleed. You ...
My pet is shivering and seems scare.8/4/2009
  Q: I own miniature Schnazuer and she's coming 10 this yr. She's very close to me and just 2 days ago, ...
  A: Something is stressing this dog out. It most certainly could be because you are suddenly not around ...
UTI's/puppies8/3/2009
  Q: I only want your advise of course. We took our female (beautiful) little girl pitbull puppy to vet ...
  A: It could be that she is on the wrong antibiotic for whatever bacteria she has. You might want to get ...
MIN PINS AND PLAYMATES8/3/2009
  Q: I have a female min pin and have heard they do better with another in the house. Is this true and ...
  A: I am not that familiar with miniature pinschers, but all dogs are pack animals and most dogs do ...
dandruff8/3/2009
  Q: I have a staffy puppy 12 weeks old, she is healthy in every way apart from her dry skin, it looks ...
  A: Dry skin and dandruff can be due to many reasons. It could be dietary, shampooing too much (or not ...
spaying8/1/2009
  Q: i have a 1 and half year old australian sheperd who is not fixed (we just got him.) i also have a 3 ...
  A: If you are going to have both sexes in the house, the bitch should be spayed. It will prevent her ...
puupy growth8/1/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old male doberman he is 32 kg. when he is standing or sitting his frond legs are a ...
  A: The shaking has to do with "static and kinetic" balance, and this is often seen in the front legs ...
Neck stretching8/1/2009
  Q: I have a 3 yr schnauzer who for the last 2 years has been stretching his neck sometimes so far back ...
  A: Usually when they are doing something like this they are trying to sniff some part of their anatomy ...
puppy and older dogs8/1/2009
  Q: We had 3 dogs: a lab and 2 poms they were great together, we had to put our lab down at 17 yrs. so ...
  A: Big dogs and small dogs do NOT go together! It is natural for puppies to play wildly, and the ...
Calcium oxalate crystals7/31/2009
  Q: The Dr. ran a urine test on our 11 year old Shih-Tzu & it came back moderate/high for calcium ...
  A: First of all, I am not a vet, so whatever I say will be only my opinion... and there is a fair ...
male puppy hiking to pee7/30/2009
  Q: We have a male minpin who is a little over 4 months old and has just begun to hike his leg to pee, ...
  A: The age that leg-lifting starts is dependent on how dominant the dog. I've had it as early as five ...
MY Dog's health Problem7/29/2009
  Q: i have a german shepherd puppy who is 4 months old. ahe is underweight but her growth is ok. My vet ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "weak". That implies that something is wrong with her health, and the ...
pooping on the carpet7/28/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old Maltese that orgiginally was a puppy mill dog than went to a home where she was ...
  A: Put her in a crate at night and that will solve your night/early morning problem. As to during the ...
illness7/27/2009
  Q: also his ears are dry and cracking i have been giving him vitamins but cannot get condition on him. ...
  A: First, he needs to be seen by a veterinarian and have some blood work done. There is a *reason* why ...
post natal of yorkie7/27/2009
  Q: my dog had two puppies natural birth, iam concern because is breathing heavy and her tongue out like ...
  A: Bitches should settle in after delivery and be very relaxed. But ALWAYS after a whelping, the bitch ...
prenatal diet7/26/2009
  Q: I was rading one od your article, (a reply to a question, very informative, might I add!), and it ...
  A: While many DO switch their pregnant bitches to puppy food, I myself do not because schnauzers often ...
Dog's dry noice7/26/2009
  Q: Pomeranian Female - 7 yrs old Lexie's nose is dry and looks rough rather like a cauliflower leaf. ...
  A: A simple dry nose is generally nothing to be concerned about, but if you see any other symptoms such ...
daytime for dog7/24/2009
  Q: My dog is a Japanese Shiba Inu age 9, he has always gone on the balcony at night to cool off and ...
  A: Maybe it is time for a thorough health examination. Eye problems are the first thing that came to ...
irradic behavior7/23/2009
  Q: my 4 y.o. maltpoo suddently started to poop/pee in the house I've had her for about 4 mo. and she ...
  A: This could be due to stress from some change in her life or routine, or maybe there is some change ...
menstrual cycle for mini schnauzer7/23/2009
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer and on July 10, 2009 she started her menstrual cycle. I have a 6 year old ...
  A: Most bitches are in season for three weeks. Because I have boys here, I keep my bitches confined for ...
Excessive vulvar bleeding- She was a fixed dog.7/22/2009
  Q: I understand that you are not a veterinarian, but thank you for offering you'r opinion. I have ...
  A: Sorry to hear about your loss. This should have been a question for your veterinarian at the time ...
cedar bark and chewing puppies7/22/2009
  Q: I have a 11 week old poodle pup and I just completed my garden and put red cedar mulch that has bits ...
  A: While cedar mulch is fairly low in toxicity, it can still cause plenty of problems in the digestive ...
4.5 month old female with vaginal discharge7/22/2009
  Q: 5month old bull terrier and is not desexed. In the last week she has started to have a yellow ...
  A: Yes, I think your dog should be seen by a vet. It could be a simple case of puppy vaginitis or it ...
Older Dog Housebreaking7/21/2009
  Q: In March I adopted a 15-month-old female Cairn terrier rescued from a breeding kennel. She had been ...
  A: For nearly 15 months this dog has pretty much been allowed to potty wherever/whenever the urge hit ...
Dogs are sneezing & "sucking air"7/20/2009
  Q: i have 3 dogs, the puppy got stung by something (i know because her snout swelled up twice its size, ...
  A: I am not sure what you mean by "sucking air", but it sounds like it could be "reverse sneezing". ...
Bhavior of My min schnouzer7/19/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me please? I have a 7 MO old female I cannot have my front door or can I just ...
  A: Schnauzers do not respond well to shock collars; it makes them aggressive or extremely fearful. Nor ...
???7/18/2009
  Q: if there is 2 does in the same family if one is sick would the there one be acting weird and knowing ...
  A: Most dogs are boneheads and insensitive to each other, and if in a "pack", some will try to ...
trimming claws7/17/2009
  Q: how do I know how far to trim my pugs claws?
  A: Basically, just sliver off little bits of nail until you start to see a color change. Here is a good ...
Dog Anxiety7/15/2009
  Q: About a month and a half ago, we adopted a 3 month old male Pekingese and have been problems with ...
  A: If this puppy was not socialized by the breeder before twelve weeks of age, you may not be able to ...
mini schnauzer skin issues7/14/2009
  Q: My mini schnauzer has skin problems is this a common thing that you have seen? Do you have any home ...
  A: Skin problems can be caused from many things, and the only real way to eliminate them is to figure ...
Sick Shi-Tzu X Poodle7/14/2009
  Q: Good afternoon, I have a shi-tzu and poodle cross, he is 12 years old. Unfortunately he got into ...
  A: The eating is not important at this time; healthy dogs can go without food for a week, although I ...
walks7/11/2009
  Q: I am now able to take my 3 month old puppy for walks and i was just wondering how many times a day i ...
  A: There is no "should" to walking a dog. Puppies shouldn't be on a heavy exercise routine until their ...
Soultions for sudden dog aggression7/9/2009
  Q: Karen, This is not a question but to let you know that I have done several things since our ...
  A: While I don't agree that the transfer aggression was due to the dog being left outside, I do feel ...
Playing with my Chihuahua and meeting other dogs.7/7/2009
  Q: firstly i really appreciate the service you are providing, its great!! I have a baby Chihuahua, ...
  A: I am one of those who thinks tug-of-war is bad for the dog. Not only is it bad for the bite, but in ...
simply schnauzer forum7/6/2009
  Q: Over the weekend I lost the site... I have it bookmarked here at work but the bookmark doesn't ...
  A: Interesting way to get ahold of me<G> The Forum may be down for 24 hours as Tania just switched the ...
Would BRAT diet work for dog with diarrhea7/5/2009
  Q: I know my dog is trying to get rid of something bad he ate. I have 3 children and when they would ...
  A: It really depends on WHY your dog has diarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused from internal parasites, ...
Dog7/5/2009
  Q: I'm dealing with it seems a hot spot on my miniture dashound. The spot is under the tail. Very ...
  A: Hot spots can be anywhere on a dog, and are generally triggered by fleas, mites, or other external ...
chewing/barking/snapping7/5/2009
  Q: i have just got a staffy english bull terrier..billybullseye so i was told he is 18 month..the ...
  A: Your dog could be chewing his tail because of allergies, itching from shampoo residue, anal glands ...
poison ivy on puppies and dogs7/2/2009
  Q: i have 6 english mastiff pups and their parents your opinion can dogs or puppies get poison ivy on ...
  A: It is much more common for family members to pick up poison ivy from the dog's hair than it is for ...
deer droppings7/2/2009
  Q: do dogs eat deer droppings, or rabbit droppings, i think my 14 yr golden did and got very sick. it ...
  A: It certainly sounds as though your dog did get into something, but I've never had a dog get sick ...
dog ezcema7/2/2009
  Q: Do you know a home remedy for dog ezcema. 5 year old rescued female pit suffering badly. Cannot ...
  A: This dog really needs to be seen by a vet for a diagnosis of her problem in order to receive the ...
dogs7/2/2009
  Q: i have a 5 year old chiwawa and i just got a 4month year old yorkie/molties should i keep them apart ...
  A: With my own dogs, I usually keep the newcomer in a crate and let the dogs meet through the bars. ...
10 month old puppy growls and nipps at people7/1/2009
  Q: I thought I was doing a good job socializing my Chow/ pit or boxer mix puppy. I got her at 4 months ...
  A: Socializing means more than just taking a puppy out in public. It means letting strangers pet and ...
Shih Tzu hair6/30/2009
  Q: My 11 MO Shih Tzu is dropping his puppy hair but the topknot is not growing in. It is thin and ...
  A: It takes time for hair to grow to a good length. Have you been putting his topknot up so tight so ...
puppy biting blood out of heels off feet6/30/2009
  Q: I have a half Pomeranian and half miniature pincher puppy that is 4 months old. She is cute but I ...
  A: First of all, if your children are young, this is NOT the dog for your household! Everyone needs to ...
male dog problem6/29/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old male dog, pit/mastiff, not fixed. I also have a 13 yr old female cat, fixed. The ...
  A: I am not that familiar with cat issues, but if she were a dog, I would say that she probably had ...
heat rash in dogs6/29/2009
  Q: how can I cure a heat rash at home on a hairless small dog?
  A: I don't think dogs get heat rash, but they can get a number of skin infections or reactions due to ...
Dog Aggression6/28/2009
  Q: We are very worried.....last night our six year old lab/shepherd mix (we rescued him at about nine ...
  A: First of all, although you went into great detail about this dog, it is not the same as actually ...
my sweet yorkie6/27/2009
  Q: Molly has been in heat for about three or four days and is bleeding. Just spots when lying down but ...
  A: Frankly, I've never noticed as I don't usually tend to pick up my bitches when they are in season, ...
worming and vaccinations6/26/2009
  Q: Is it safe to worm and vaccinate a 14 week old puppy on the same day ?
  A: While this certainly has been done before without problems, it really is better to do the two things ...
Mini Eskimo Shaved for Summer?6/24/2009
  Q: Is it safe to shave a Eskimo for the summer heat and humidity? My little guy pants constantly even ...
  A: Yes, I do feel that any hairy dog is more comfortable in the summer once he has been shaved. Many ...
Two new puppies not getting along6/15/2009
  Q: Hello i have just got two new puppies from the same breeder but different liters Male and a female ...
  A: If he is snapping at her for no reason at all, then it is not normal. Puppies do, though, get pretty ...
dog mannerizm, habit6/13/2009
  Q: we have 2 small dogs,both females, shitzu mixes, they are a little over a year in age, why do they ...
  A: They do that because they don't want to eat it at that time, but are saving it to be eaten later. In ...
does my puppy have worms6/11/2009
  Q: well i have a 4 week old pamaranian mixed, and im bottle feeding him. when i first got him he was ...
  A: You need to take a stool specimen in to your vet to determine if he has worms or not. At four ...
large dog drool6/10/2009
  Q: I am planning on getting a large dog (for instance,Great Dane,Newfie) a big sweetheart, from a ...
  A: You might try something like a Giant Schnauzer or Doberman Pinscher, but the problem is that most of ...
minature schnauzer urinating6/9/2009
  Q: I have a 10-11 yr old schnauzer. I got him from th pound 4 years ago. He has started to urinate in ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian as he may have a bladder infection or bladder ...
Territorial Schnauzer6/4/2009
  Q: We have a 2 1/2 year old mini schnauzer. He is not comfortable around strangers, especially in and ...
  A: No, I have never used this, but it does sounds interesting. It might be worth trying. You really ...
Inbreeding chihuahuas6/3/2009
  Q: My almost 3yr old chihuahua had a litter of 5 puppies last year. I have studied this breeding for ...
  A: Even if all the health checks possible for your breed had been done on both dogs, you might still ...
12 month old border terrier6/1/2009
  Q: this dog has been house trained since ten weeks old.recently on a morning,after he has been outside ...
  A: He is probably doing this because he has entered adolescence and is feeling the need to mark his ...
St. Bernard5/31/2009
  Q: I have an almost 10 month old Saint. He is wonderful with the kids other than being a bit clumsy at ...
  A: Neutering: As long as the dog isn't having any behavioral problems due to being intact, you can wait ...
my pug...5/30/2009
  Q: I have a pug who is just over a year old. She went in heat about 3 months ago for her first time. ...
  A: If you are not going to have your bitch spayed, you should keep track of her heat cycles on your ...
BREEDING MY DOG5/29/2009
  Q: MY NAME IS DREW WEDLAKE, I HAVE A JACK RUSSELL/YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND SHE IS 9 OR 10 YEARS OF AGE, I ...
  A: Why on earth do you want to breed an OLD dog? Four litters and you want to go for five? The right ...
This is JUST FOR Advise5/28/2009
  Q: Tonight my daughter in law and son have been through hell @ the vet. They took their Shitzhu in for ...
  A: First, they need to get a second opinion. Does this dog have pyometra or not? That is the 64 ...
Brought a second dog home5/27/2009
  Q: We have a one year old black female Lab and a couple days ago purchased a nine week old female ...
  A: Dogs DO play very rough. With schnauzers, it sounds like WWIII with lots of noise and flashing teeth ...
Face licking - Unhealthy?5/26/2009
  Q: My 7 mth old English Lab loves to lick my 5 and 3 yr old sons faces clean after they eat. Have you ...
  A: No, this really is not a good habit to encourage. Just think of what body part you saw that dog's ...
aggression towards other dogs5/26/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old male mini schnauzer. He was neutered when he was 4 months old. I took him to ...
  A: So what is your question? If he were my dog, I would get him into on-going obedience classes for ...
cardboard5/24/2009
  Q: Whenever we leave the house, my dog finds some sort of cardboard to chew on: usually record albums ...
  A: Schnauzers love paper; apparently your dog loves cardboard. He probably has a bit of separation ...
absess5/22/2009
  Q: I have a 8 yr old syberian husky, she has a large red swollen absess between her paws... how harmful ...
  A: You could try soaking the foot in warm water and hotpacking it, but she really should be seen by a ...
Heat5/21/2009
  Q: We rescued a dog back in November 08 and she was pregnant. She had a little pup and then her nipples ...
  A: If you are positive that she is not pregnant, then she is most likely having a false pregnancy ...
shaving my male pomeranian5/21/2009
  Q: How exactly do I go about shaving "Eeeeyore" my 3 yr old Male Pom? What size blade,what direction ...
  A: Ohhh... pomeranians are so cute the way they are... why would you want to shave him down? A ...
heartworm5/21/2009
  Q: Karen, I have 4 elderly dogs from 11yoa-16yoa. Is it necessary to still test and give ...
  A: If you live in an area that is prone to heartworm, it is absolutely necessary to test (unless they ...
pomeranian about 23 years old5/20/2009
  Q: I am waiting for the vet to open, in the meantime, if you have ever heard of such a thing, I would ...
  A: The only thing I've ever had that was similar was when one of our dogs dislocated her hip. We think ...
pregnancy in min-pin5/20/2009
  Q: My Min-pin is 1y.o. and has just begun to come in heat. I have a male min-pin. Do you think it is ...
  A: Most are in heat for three weeks, but some can go a bit longer. Here I keep my bitches confined for ...
Excited behavior5/19/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old boxer pup named Rosebud. My question is how to handle her excited behavior ...
  A: The obedient part of her will come with time as long as you keep working with her. Right now, I ...
puppys5/19/2009
  Q: I recently brought home a seven week old female puppy. Whenever she is awake she will use the puppy ...
  A: Either you have her in a crate that is too large so she is using it for a toilet, or there is a ...
schnauzer colours5/18/2009
  Q: ,I have recently had a litter of schnauzer cross toy poodles born to my mini schnauz,,,they are all ...
  A: The colors would be purely genetic, but if the mother was dark, it could be that the puppies have ...
Dominant male schnauzer5/17/2009
  Q: We have a 3 yr old (neutered) male schnauzer who is extremely dominant. We live in a high rise condo ...
  A: If this were my dog, I would put him in a Gentle Leader Headcollar. ...
parvo and puppy5/16/2009
  Q: I am out of town so can't call my vet yet -- I am getting a new puppy and I have a 13 yr old ...
  A: If you are really concerned about it, you could have your ol' guy titered if it would make you feel ...
DOG TROUBLE5/16/2009
  Q: HEYY,,,,MY DOG IS PUSHING THE DEAD PUPPY OUT BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT SHE TRIES TO FALL ...
  A: Hopefully, you've gotten your bitch to a veterinarian by now. If that puppy hasn't been removed, you ...
Maltipoo breathing5/13/2009
  Q: I know that a dog’s natural reaction is to turn onto their backs as they liked to get pet/scratched ...
  A: My dogs lay on their backs a lot, particularly in my lap. (I had surgery a few months ago and cannot ...
licking on the paws5/13/2009
  Q: is wrong if my dog lick his paws very often? my dog sleeps in my room with a/c every night, is there ...
  A: If he continues to lick his feet, they will eventually get discolored and become reddish or orange. ...
Nervous Mini5/13/2009
  Q: We have 8 year Mini-Schnauzer female who has been acting more high strung than usual. She has been ...
  A: No, dogs don't really have menopause like women do. They can still be bred and conceive to a very ...
id Hills dog food5/13/2009
  Q: My Miniature Schnauzer suffered an hemorragical gastritis when he was 6 months old (he is 15 months ...
  A: Very few of the prescription diets are intended to be used for long-term feeding; just read the ...
mouth injury5/12/2009
  Q: My dog seems to have hurt his mouth he will not let me even attempt to open it to see what is wrong
  A: It is too bad that you never taught your dog to allow you to do anything to him that you want to do. ...
Minature Schnauzer5/12/2009
  Q: My miniature schnauzer is a female who will be 4 in July. ever so often in both her front paws she ...
  A: The weight sounds fine, but that is dependent on the dog's height and amount of bone... so she could ...
dog compatiblity5/11/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old, female Airedale. We are considering getting a Welsh Terrier puppy. Do you ...
  A: It really depends on the individual dogs involved, but generally the best mix is male/female (if the ...
overbite5/10/2009
  Q: We have a 6month old MI-KI -she has pretty severe over bite the vet would like to pull her bottom ...
  A: I wouldn't do anything unless teeth are truly cutting into the roof of your dog's mouth. Even at ...
breeding5/8/2009
  Q: Can u mate a father dog with one of the female puppys this is his first litter the female puppy is ...
  A: Inbreeding is never a good idea unless one thoroughly knows all the dogs and any possible health ...
difference5/8/2009
  Q: I have two five year old pitbulls and they are staying in a kennel right now. Well i take them out ...
  A: The symptoms are fairly similar, but kennel cough is highly contagious to other dogs, while ...
training5/5/2009
  Q: Maybe you can help me, I have a bullmastiff mix with shepherd that weights 95lbs and is 1yr old. He ...
  A: I imagine that will change with maturity, but first teach him to bark on command, then teach him to ...
Bichon Maltese Mix5/3/2009
  Q: Can you please provide me with your advice or experience with any similar situation. My 3 y.o. ...
  A: The only thing I've ever had even remotely like this was a cancerous tumor on a toe. Your case ...
rapid weight gain in my chihuahua5/2/2009
  Q: my chihuahua seems to have gained a lot of weight in the past month and is having trouble with bowel ...
  A: If the dog has not been getting into extra food, or being slipped extra treats, it needs to be seen ...
poms5/2/2009
  Q: is cheese bad for poms
  A: It is okay **IN MODERATION**, which for a pomeranian would be a very small amount. Cheese can make a ...
Boxer fur loss5/1/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr old fawn male boxer. Over the past couple months his fur started to thin on his ...
  A: Yes, I would seek out a veterinary dermatologist as something is obviously wrong with the dog. ...
Unneutered males4/30/2009
  Q: I'm getting 2 Tibetan Terrier male pups, litter mates, that I would like to show. (conformation, ...
  A: While I am not that familiar with Tibetan Terriers, I do have a houseful of unneutered males, and, ...
Potty training 5 month old Yorkie4/30/2009
  Q: I am having a really hard time potty training my 5 1/2 month Yorkie. He is about 3 1/2 lbs. I have a ...
  A: This should work the same as housebreaking, except that the puppy would be put on the pads instead ...
Swine flu4/29/2009
  Q: Can dogs get swine flu?
  A: Up to this point, there is no evidence of transmission by anything other than person-to-person ...
breeding dog with Lyme Disease4/28/2009
  Q: I'm trying to find research anywhere about breeding a female dog that has been diagnosed with Lyme ...
  A: The first thing I would do would be to put this bitch on lyme antibiotics (probably doxyclycline) ...
my dog wont poop4/28/2009
  Q: hey i wanted to know i got a pitbull and he didnt poop for around 4 days and keeps throuin up would ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian immediately! I would be concerned that he might have ...
Miniature schnauzers4/27/2009
  Q: I have just purchased a miniature schnauzer female puppy for my daughters - ages 8 and 9. The puppy ...
  A: I think negative responses come from people who have met schnauzers who have never been trained and ...
Water dish4/26/2009
  Q: Great site. Just one question that I can't find answer to. Is it okay to use aluminum pot as water ...
  A: No, I would not use aluminum, for the simple reason that I eventually had a "toxic" reaction from ...
Lethargic Dog4/25/2009
  Q: I have a pitbull (either pure bred or mix, we're not sure) that is about just over a year old. Up ...
  A: Your dog's symptoms have nothing to do with worms, but all dogs should have a stool sample examined ...
Nursing mother4/25/2009
  Q: I know that you said that my dog should be seen by a vet if she is sick, but I have a question and ...
  A: I have never personally had a bitch with mastitis, but I do know that you need to get those puppies ...
entering into AKC conformation event4/25/2009
  Q: with your experience I am wondering if you can help me. I have a golden retriever puppy who will be ...
  A: Wow! This is gonna take awhile<G> I am going to assume that you are located somewhere in the Twin ...
Re: Teething4/24/2009
  Q: I have a 8 week Daschund and she is eating dry food (Eukanuba) at first her poop was hard now I see ...
  A: This could be due to feeding your dachshund too much food, or possibly she has worms. Take a stool ...
purchasing a second dog4/23/2009
  Q: I own a 4 yr. old neutered Schnoodle and an 11 yr old spayed cat.I have been searching for a ...
  A: Frankly, when I am rehoming one of my dogs, I generally ask all of the questions. I also visit the ...
older dogs having puppies4/23/2009
  Q: We are in the market for a new puppy. The puppies were adorable but the owner said the mother was ...
  A: Unless these puppies are being given away, I wouldn't support these so-called "breeders" in any way ...
Bad rear legs4/23/2009
  Q: Hey my 6 year old springer "STETSON" seems to have a problem with his rear legs or knees,but only in ...
  A: There is no way to "fix" a problem without knowing exactly what is the cause. You need to get your ...
shar-pei4/21/2009
  Q: even tho he does snore at nite,and could some 1 answer me this i havehad a lot of people telling me ...
  A: Some dogs do happen to snore louder than others, probably due to length of soft palate, muzzle, and ...
pups4/21/2009
  Q: I went to view a litter of 12 day old puppies and got to hold one. The puppy that i held felt like ...
  A: It is hard to respond without knowing exactly what you were feeling, but (healthy) puppies who have ...
which breed?4/21/2009
  Q: she's white with apricot colored shade on her back and ears are partly apricot colored. Pet shop ...
  A: Three weeks old?! That place ought to be shut down and the owners horse-whipped for selling puppies ...
will not eat kibbles4/20/2009
  Q: I have an 11 week old maltipoo, he is a very picky eater. I have been trying wellness puppy kibbles ...
  A: Your problem is that you are creating a picky-eater by handfeeding him. Normally, I say to put the ...
English Bulldog Vomits 2 Times a Week in AM4/20/2009
  Q: I have a 5 year old English Bulldog who vomits yellow bile about twice a week in the mornings ...
  A: Intermittent vomiting early in the morning is often due to a dog having an empty stomach. Some foods ...
find a natural substitute4/20/2009
  Q: my 4 yr old american bulldog ,male has been on steryiods for most of his life to help boost his ...
  A: I think you should look for a vet (probaby holistic) who will go over your dog with a fine-tooth ...
puppies4/19/2009
  Q: I am due to collect a puppy from a breeder in a few weeks. The breeder said I'll be ok to take the ...
  A: The best age is 8-9 weeks, after the puppy is mentally more mature to handle leaving its mother, and ...
fueding female dogs4/19/2009
  Q: i have two female dogs at one time just tolerated each other. usually if they get in a fight it does ...
  A: That is most likely not possible. Once bitches take a dislike to each other, they tend to want to ...
Dog Eating Fur4/18/2009
  Q: My 16 year old beloved Silky-Terrior has been licking & eating the fur from his two front paws to ...
  A: The hair chewing could be stress-related. It could also be allergies. Any other signs of allergies? ...
chihuahua growling and snapping4/18/2009
  Q: I have a one and a half year old very small Chihuahua female. She has been in the heart of our ...
  A: It is strange that her personality changed so drastically. I think I would take her in and have the ...
puppy/nursing4/17/2009
  Q: Our 2 1/2 yo cocker spaniel had 11 puppies who are now 3 1/2 wks old. Obviously, we use milk ...
  A: When one has that many puppies, weaning has to start a bit earlier. Make up a slurry of baby rice ...
weird dog behavior4/16/2009
  Q: I seen something you posted back in 06 about a dog you owned who kept acting scared like something ...
  A: Whenever a dog gets concerned about his rear end, it is usually either gas or anal glands needing to ...
Growling Only at Night Issue4/16/2009
  Q: My husband and I have a miniature schnauzer that is approximately 2.5 years old. We've never had any ...
  A: This is a very interesting problem. Does he growl if YOU go out there quietly by yourself? My ...
female marking her territory4/16/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old female miniature schnauzer. After she got her first period at 7 months, she has ...
  A: If she is only doing this on her walks, then I wouldn't worry about it. If she is also doing it in ...
Doberman Diet4/15/2009
  Q: I have a doberman bitch of 10 weeks old and is weighing around 7kgs. I am feeding milk in the ...
  A: You should put the bitch on a good-quality diet such as Eagle, Wellness, or Solid Gold. Milk, ...
poodle cuts4/15/2009
  Q: I am trying to clip my dogs myself. we have two small poodles and like to keep their hair cut ...
  A: No, those plastic combs are pretty useless gizmos. I would suggest possibly a #4 skip-tooth blade ...
boxer4/14/2009
  Q: hi i have a boxer she is 13 months old she is in heat has stopped bleeding 2 days ago we brought her ...
  A: Your bitch is too young to breed. She should not be bred until she has had her hips X-rayed (and ...
Testicles in standard Schnauzer4/13/2009
  Q: My dog is nearly 6 months old, standard schnauzer. The dog seem to an erection and I can clearly ...
  A: From your description I am not sure what you are feeling, but if this is during an erection (which ...
dogs ages4/13/2009
  Q: how old must a puppy be in order for you to sell it.
  A: A puppy should be at least eight weeks before it is placed, preferably nine weeks, as it needs to ...
10 mo. old yorkie deperate to potty train4/13/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old yorkie that will sleep all night in his crate without messing in it. We got ...
  A: He may start pottying in the smaller crate, too, but I think he is in a too-large crate during the ...
Barking4/12/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old chi and have had him for 3 months. Love him to death!! But he barks anytime I ...
  A: This is a form of separation anxiety. http://www.ygrr.org/doginfo/behavior-anxiety.html You need to ...
5 month old puppy-afraid?4/11/2009
  Q: I have just been given a 5 month old mutt. She is adorable. The previous owner told me a family ...
  A: Sadly, this puppy has never had the proper socialization that she should have had, and will never be ...
male wining & activity4/10/2009
  Q: I have 2 chihuahua ages 4 & 5 male / female..they have had 2 litters, I donot want anymore so I have ...
  A: There is absolutely nothing you can do except to get one of the dogs out of the house for a couple ...
chocolate labs?4/10/2009
  Q: i always wounder how do you breed a chocolate lab? do they just randomly end up coming out that ...
  A: The parents either have to be chocolate or carry the chocolate gene in order to produce that color. ...
my Pom4/9/2009
  Q: I have a 10yrd old, & lately shes been discharing from her vagina & shes not using the restroom. I ...
  A: Get your dog into the vet ASAP! It sounds like she has some kind of infection. She could have ...
my jack russell female has radicly changed4/7/2009
  Q: all of a sudden for the past 3 months has been biting, and chewing the leash the whole time shes out ...
  A: I am wondering what happened that first time she started chewing on her leash. Did something happen ...
Urinating4/7/2009
  Q: My dog, a westhighland terrier is 11 years old. About 12 months ago her womb was removed, in recent ...
  A: This sounds like it could be a bladder infection... or maybe just incontinence due to her age. ...
4 1/2 month cocker paper trained4/6/2009
  Q: We have trained our 4 1/2 month cocker spaniel to do his business on the news paper and he dose ...
  A: Yes, you might have a bit of a problem in breaking him from using that spot, but since he is trained ...
antisocial behavior4/6/2009
  Q: my walker hound chloe is antisocial around other dogs, shes not aggressive towards them until they ...
  A: First of all, it is perfectly okay for a bitch to object to another dog sticking its nose up her ...
hives4/5/2009
  Q: my 2 year old white boxer has been battling hives for the last 8 months. the vet though is was a ...
  A: When my kids were little one of them had hives, and the pediatrician said that hives were caused by ...
dogs4/5/2009
  Q: i just moved in to a new house about 2 months ago and my neighbour came over today and said my ...
  A: Why is your dog barking all night, and why can you not hear it? Is he penned up outside or running ...
odor problem4/4/2009
  Q: my Shih-zhu-chihuahua mix always has an odor. He has very sensitive skin. I bath him several times a ...
  A: If you are bathing your dog several times a week and he still smells, something is wrong. When you ...
My Schnauzer4/4/2009
  Q: .. My little guy will be 14 this year & over the years he's been blessed with pretty good health ...
  A: Believe me, Ed, you will know when it is time as the dog will tell you. You will see it in his eyes, ...
pregnant pomeranian4/2/2009
  Q: i have a male and female pomeranian 5yrs old. do not know if they breed, never did before, kept them ...
  A: She could probably have one puppy and not show, particularly if she carried it high up under her ...
2yr old boxer with baby teeth4/1/2009
  Q: I have a boxer that I rescued that still has her front baby teeth. I was told when I rescued her ...
  A: I think this is probably just a rare fluke. I say this because I once had a neighbor who was in his ...
My dog may have aborted her pups3/31/2009
  Q: I have been talking with Shawn here and he is maxed out in asking questions this is our last ...
  A: I have no idea what he meant by "do not let her strain herself". I suppose he meant you should keep ...
period3/31/2009
  Q: my female dog just started her period.how long does it take for it to be over.
  A: The average length of time that a bitch is in season is 21 days, but some can go a bit longer. ...
QUESTION3/30/2009
  Q: I HAVE A MALE BOXER THAT WE ARE TRYING TO MATE, I DON'T SEE HIM DOING ANYTHING WITH THE FEMALE, WHAT ...
  A: This could be any number of things. She isn't ready... he isn't ready. Maybe she is too dominant and ...
dog grooming3/30/2009
  Q: My mother has agreed to let me get a dog. I've decided to get a chorkie/yorkihuahua. how often ...
  A: Most any shampoo will do; I like to open the top and smell the shampoo to see if it is something I ...
going into heat.3/30/2009
  Q: At what age do Shittzus go into heat for the first time?
  A: Dogs are individuals and that first season can vary considerably. Here my bitches have come in as ...
Schnauzer growling/talking3/28/2009
  Q: I am wondering if there is anything I can do about our nuetered four year old Schnauzer who ...
  A: Some schnauzers are very talkative. If you think that is all that he is doing, then just ignore him. ...
Question about grooming3/27/2009
  Q: I am a grooming student but I am having trouble locating information regarding which dog breeds have ...
  A: Most of these are the poodle/schnauzer type dogs (particularly those with thick coats), but as a ...
pregnance dog3/26/2009
  Q: I would like to know about female dog... how old she can pregnancy and how old she can't and with ...
  A: A bitch can become pregnant whenever she comes in season... no matter what her age is. In reality, ...
introduction of a new dog at home to another dog at home3/26/2009
  Q: We have just brought a new dog into our house(6mos puppy female not spayed). I need tips on how to ...
  A: Most dogs do better when introduced on neutral territory such as a park, etc. Here I keep the ...
Poisoned four months old dog... Please help... =(3/25/2009
  Q: Please help me... My dog is four months old and is mixed Labrador retriever breed (well, just the ...
  A: Your askal MUST be seen by a veterinarian as he might be starting to dehydrate and be needing fluids ...
dog licking3/24/2009
  Q: My younger dog (6) is licking my older dog (16) all the time, this has only started in the last ...
  A: I consider some dogs to be "nurse dogs". I have had a couple over the years, and when they start ...
Indoor potty training3/24/2009
  Q: I have a mini-schnauzer/yorkie mix puppy. He's 3 months old. We are gone approx. 10hrs a day at ...
  A: It is only a good idea if it works. (How is that for an answer?<G>) Some puppies will not ...
My mini maple doxen starts convulsing3/24/2009
  Q: I had a question regarding my mini daple doxen. He is roughly 5 years old now, and has never shown ...
  A: I think your dog needs to be seen by a veterinary chiropractor. ...
Feeding the Dog3/23/2009
  Q: I just switched my Lakeland Terrier, Chester McDuff, from IAMs mini-chunks mixed with pedigree wet ...
  A: When switching over to any new food, be sure to do so gradually (over a week or two) to avoid ...
'One dog' household3/22/2009
  Q: Several months ago our 4yr old male Pomeranian passed away. We also have a 2 1/2yr old female ...
  A: Some dogs bond too closely to other dogs in the household, and it is very hard for them if the other ...
My 10 Year old Schnauzer3/21/2009
  Q: We have had Sheba for over 10 years and has been going to the bathroom outside for all these years. ...
  A: Only a veterinarian can determine if your dog has a health problem. Make sure she is eating a ...
Many questions3/21/2009
  Q: I have a questions about the use of an E-collar and prong collar with regards to obedience puppy ...
  A: I am assuming that by E-collar you are referring to shock collars and not Elizabethan collars. ...
chewing3/20/2009
  Q: Good day, I have a soon to be two years old German Boxer (male). When I leave for work (regular ...
  A: Chewing is usually a stress reliever for a dog, while some do it because they are bored. The ...
Black labrador3/20/2009
  Q: My black lab got a hold of a few raisins, I am aware grapes are poisons to him. What should I do or ...
  A: Call your vet IMMEDIATELY! Raisins ARE grapes, and the results can be the same... acute renal ...
joint care3/19/2009
  Q: Hi Karen - I have a standard poodle that will be eight years old in July - Even though she has no ...
  A: There are several good supplements out there. Just be sure it is a glucosamine/chondroitin ...
Getting a puppy with thin hair (yorkie)3/19/2009
  Q: Brittan The puppy I like is a little yorkie girl with very thin hair and I am wondering if her thin ...
  A: There is a possibility that she could have a physical problem. Hypothyroidism, Cushings Disease, and ...
open fontinel3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 10 week old puppy with an open fontanel. It has been sneezing and coughing since I got ...
  A: No, the open fontanel has nothing to do with the fact that your puppy has a virus, but that open ...
Excited Urination3/16/2009
  Q: My 1 year old male Schnoodle is giving me a problem. He urinates whenever he greets someone. Even ...
  A: It sounds to me like you are doing all the right things... keeping everything low-key and ignoring ...
Shih Tzu3/15/2009
  Q: My eight year old shih tzu has had a change in the color of the fur under her paws, around her mouth ...
  A: The color change is due to a change in the pH of her body... specifically her saliva. Wherever she ...
lameness in puppy's backside3/13/2009
  Q: For the past 2 weeks my 9 month old Husky has been experiencing episodes of lameness in his ...
  A: While no question was presented here, it is evident that the husky's licking is a pain reaction. ...
Training for dog barking3/11/2009
  Q: Our cockapoo is 4 months old and we got her 3 weeks ago. She is in a large pen alone for most of the ...
  A: Your puppy is way too young to be left alone in a room, unless there is absolutely nothing in it but ...
Weird Incident3/11/2009
  Q: Today my 18 year old daughter came home. My daughter is not living at home and not looking very ...
  A: Yes, I do believe that dogs can see/sense things that we cannot. If I get upset or stressed, my dogs ...
Maltipoo3/10/2009
  Q: Our Maltipoo (Bruce Lee) will turn 8 months old this month and has developed a weird problem. He’s ...
  A: This is submissive urination. Keep everything low-key with him, particularly when coming home and ...
one year old sheltie3/10/2009
  Q: My sheltie is more interested in being by my side than eating.She barely eats one cup of food a day ...
  A: Be sure you are feeding a quality food such as Eagle, Wellness, or Solid Gold. The first ingredient ...
Rusty Beard3/10/2009
  Q: My one year old B/S mini is just beginning to show some signs of rust in his beard. I know it's not ...
  A: The best way is to figure out what is causing the staining, remove the problem, and let the hair ...
potty training huge problem with an eight month old baby3/10/2009
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer, she is 7 years old. have been having this problem for a while. we ...
  A: You really should housebreak this dog, although she has been eliminating in the house for so long ...
Dogs in Heat3/9/2009
  Q: I had one of my male unaltered shih tzus groomed on Saturday and my male unaltered Teddy Bear will ...
  A: You don't say how old these dogs are, but if he is old enough, I would get the mix neutered ASAP. If ...
Budget Clippers3/7/2009
  Q: We have recently (yesterday) bought a standard poodle and it has always been our intention to ...
  A: I am not familiar with this particular clipper, but cheap clippers really don't do a good job and ...
foot infected?3/7/2009
  Q: I gave my MS a chew bone and somehow it got the hair in between the pads of his front right paw ...
  A: The hair between the pads will mat very easily on a schnauzer if it isn't kept scissored or clipped ...
old dog3/5/2009
  Q: how do i make my 12 year old boxer dog more comfortable vet say hes dying of old age!!!! what should ...
  A: "Dying of old age?" That is the most indefinite diagnosis I have ever heard. Keep your guy warm, ...
Nipping mini Shnauzer3/5/2009
  Q: I am writing because I am getting really frustrated with my fiancee's Mini Shnauzer, which is soon ...
  A: You have a couple things going on here. One is a young dog who has never learned to inhibit his ...
7 month female havanese3/4/2009
  Q: than god i found your site. i have a 7 month old female havanese that won't stop barking and ...
  A: First, get this little "dogsnot" into obedience classes and start working with her every single day. ...
Expressing glands3/4/2009
  Q: I have a 10 year old sheeba Inu, female. SHe had a big wet spot on her bed the other day and now on ...
  A: I think she is urinating in her sleep. It may not smell much if she is drinking lots of water. She ...
Avoiding fleas3/3/2009
  Q: I bought a new puppy in late fall and I didn't worry about fleas during the winter. However, spring ...
  A: Yes, Frontline Plus is very effective against fleas and ticks. Here is a site that tells you ...
dogs being together3/3/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a border collie/shepherd mix puppy. She is now 13 wks. We have had her for a ...
  A: I am sure that eventually they will be fine together, but until the puppy grows up more (mentally), ...
scratching at the door3/2/2009
  Q: I have a young intelligent, energetic working cocker spaniel. She loves being outdoors and she is ...
  A: This dog needs to learn to come when called. Get her into ongoing obedience classes for a few months ...
foods my dog ate3/2/2009
  Q: I have a 8 year old Dachshund and she got in to the garbage and ate raw chicken neck and some bacon ...
  A: Most of that "should" be okay, but might be a bit rich for her all at once. She could get some ...
changing blades on a dog clipper3/1/2009
  Q: I purchased an Oster Turbo A5 clipper to groom my Maltese. I managed to get the blade off in order ...
  A: Make sure that the hinge that the blade fits on is open. (You might have to pry it open with a ...
dog3/1/2009
  Q: how long can he stay inside without pooping it has been raining for two days and every time i take ...
  A: You are VERY lucky! Or maybe just have a very well-trained dog. It is quite remarkable that he ...
toy fox terriers3/1/2009
  Q: We are considering purchasing a toy fox terrier and not sure between male or female....What is the ...
  A: To truly learn more about any breed, one should always contact the breeders of that breed: ...
my dog daisylulu2/28/2009
  Q: my dog just had 8 puppies, she just fed them & her nipples are leaking milk do you think her ...
  A: It would help if you had said exactly how old the puppies are. I would hold her so that they can ...
Dog food ideas2/28/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old terrier mix breed male puppy. I have had him since he was 8 weeks old, he is ...
  A: I feed my dogs Eagle Original, and have for over 25 years. Eagle Original contains corn, and corn is ...
puppy constipation2/27/2009
  Q: my puppy i think is constipated. he can poop but when he does he cries and it is hard for him to get ...
  A: First, I would put him on a better food, such as Eagle or Wellness. Beneful puppy food is primarily ...
Biting on exam table2/27/2009
  Q: i have been showing Papillons now for a few years. I have a 10 month old pap puppy that i bred and ...
  A: I've only had one dog (a bitch) who started growling at judges, and I retired her from showing as it ...
DUCLAWS AND LARGE LUMPS2/27/2009
  Q: IS IT NORMAL FOR MY SHELTIE TO HAVE ONLY 1 DUCLAW? AND THERE ARE THESE LARGE EXTRA PAD LUMPS ABOUT 2 ...
  A: The pad on the back of a dog's front leg is called a carpal pad, as it protects the carpal joint ...
Y do dogs hump?2/26/2009
  Q: I have a male Miniature Pinscher who is about 1 1/2 yrs old. I also have a female cat who is about ...
  A: Dogs hump to demonstrate their dominance to another creature... another dog, people, or a cat. ...
puppy feces2/25/2009
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 month old cairn terrier/yorkie mix and he is only 3 lbs. his feces is soft is that ...
  A: Stools are usually soft because the dog has parasites, because it is being fed a poor-quality food, ...
pregnant dog2/25/2009
  Q: My dog is about due to have her puppies. She is having a discharge that looks like ink. Is this ...
  A: No, a dark (greenish) discharge is NOT normal. She most likely either has a dead puppy or a placenta ...
Female Marking Bed2/24/2009
  Q: We have a 2 yr. old female dog who has been fixed and a few days ago we brought home a 7 week old ...
  A: She is marking to reinforce her dominance in the (changing) pack. I had a male do this in my bed, ...
Anxiety in Schnauzer2/21/2009
  Q: We have a 7-year-old miniature schnauzer who was approximately 2 years old when we got him. ...
  A: The only dog I've ever seen afraid of her bowls was a rescue that I had here for a time. I ...
my dog is shaking2/21/2009
  Q: I woke up this morning and my schnauzer is shaking like he is cold I have been holding and wrapped ...
  A: He could be shaking because he is cold, or he could be shaking because he is in pain or doesn't feel ...
Dog- Shaking2/21/2009
  Q: Last night, my four year-old, female cocker spaniel started shaking for about five minutes. I was ...
  A: It is impossible to say what this really was, and most likely the veterinarian will not find ...
Rescued Mini Schnauzer Too excitable - Too old to neuter?2/21/2009
  Q: About 2 months ago, my boyfriend and I adopted a rescued and unneutered older mini schnauzer (was a ...
  A: I once had to have a 13-year-old neutered because of testicular cancer, so, no, yours is not too ...
Dark vulva2/20/2009
  Q: My 10 month old puppy is currently going through her first heat. The vet and I decided to let her ...
  A: I think the vulva does tend to lighten a bit when it is swollen, usually becoming fairly pink. When ...
pooping and peeing2/19/2009
  Q: my name is praveen n i have a dog thats 2 years old. i got him from my friends as they couldnt take ...
  A: First, if he is intact, have him neutered as that may help with his marking. Pretend you just ...
dogs2/19/2009
  Q: hello i have a older dog and have a puppie in the house the older dog wont go near her or when ...
  A: Generally, if you just let nature take its course, they will warm up to each other over a ...
dog2/18/2009
  Q: my dog has red patches on her skin some kind of warts that have a bad smell to them when you pop ...
  A: Your dog has some sort of infection.... possibly a staph infection. She needs to be seen by a ...
My miniature schnauzer2/18/2009
  Q: My dog is 10 years old. She has just starting to bite her feet, she has a stiff gait, very thirsty, ...
  A: Most of those symptoms are signs of pain. She may well have arthritis in her toes. You might try ...
open fontanel2/18/2009
  Q: I am considering buying a puppy that was born with an open fontanel which closed within the first ...
  A: This is a problem that is usually seen in smaller breeds (like chihuahuas), but I doubt that it ...
Blood in Poop2/17/2009
  Q: My dog, is 16 years old and is blind in one eye and now starting today is pooping blood. Do you have ...
  A: This could be parasites, a viral or bacterial infection, colitis, or just a broken blood vessel from ...
Breeding2/17/2009
  Q: I have a male Lhasa Apso, Cocker Spaniel mix and a female Siberian Husky. The Husky went into heat a ...
  A: Size is pretty much irrelevant as bitches are very good at accommodating the males. If your male is ...
spoiled puppy?2/17/2009
  Q: I have a 14 week old Daschund puppy, so far I have had no real problems with her. My Question is, ...
  A: This would depend on the puppy, of course, but there is a chance that you could be spending too much ...
my 23 week german shepard puppy2/17/2009
  Q: i have my German shepherds puppy 2 days now.. all he does is run from us, and he likes to hide and ...
  A: No, this is NOT normal. He obviously has not been socialized and handled by strangers. I would ...
Pom holding back leg up...hopping on three2/16/2009
  Q: Approx. a month ago our 10 yr. old female Pom starting holding her right back leg up. I have felt ...
  A: This could be anything from a stifle problem to a ligament tear. Your dog needs to be seen by a ...
new puppies2/16/2009
  Q: I am thinking of getting a new puppy or puppies. What are the advantages if any of getting two. If I ...
  A: If both of you are gone all day, who will let the puppy outside during the day to help with its ...
pug breeding2/15/2009
  Q: I have a female 2yr. old pug, she has already have 2 healthy litters of pups, only one pup out of 5 ...
  A: Three litters by the age of two is a LOT, in my opinion. Most of us don't start breeding until ...
twisted tail on Mini Schnauzer2/14/2009
  Q: Our 11 year old female Mini Schnauzer had a perfectly normal docked tail for most of her life. ...
  A: When a tail goes out of alignment like that, it usually means that there is an issue with the spine. ...
pulling out fur2/14/2009
  Q: hi my 12 year old golden retriever has recently started pulling out his fur on his hind legs he has ...
  A: This could be due to pain, boredom, allergies, a fungal infection, stress, or parasites. Try ...
Mini-schnoodle behavior2/13/2009
  Q: I really have 2 questions. First, our 6 month old schnoodle was neutered about 3 weeks ago. This ...
  A: You have several issues going on here. First, your dog has a bit of separation anxiety. You should ...
My Puppy has a Lump on her Neck!2/12/2009
  Q: My one yorkie had puppies and my parents decide to keep the smallest yorkie. Her name is Amy. She ...
  A: This sounds like it could be a reaction from an inoculation. Keep an eye on it and have your ...
Clogging clippers, dog grooming2/12/2009
  Q: why are my Andis professional clippers (new) with my 30 blade with combs attached getting clogged up ...
  A: Be sure the blades are kept oiled at all times, and they must be thoroughly cleaned before/after ...
Is the mini schnauzer right for me?2/11/2009
  Q: We are wanting to get a dog but just wanted to see which breed is right for us. I have a 6 year old ...
  A: I think a Yorkie or Maltese would probably be too small with your young children (if your kids are ...
puppies staying with mother?2/10/2009
  Q: My German Shepherd had six puppies. Four of them went back to the breeder. Two of them I have. A ...
  A: At this age, it is pretty unlikely that the bitch would really hurt her own puppies. Generally, it ...
My dog Nina, mini french bull dog2/9/2009
  Q: Nina has always junped on the couch with no problem.....she is three years old....tonight I notice ...
  A: If your dog suddenly cannot jump up on the couch after she always did before, there is undoubtedly ...
MY PIT BULL TERRIER2/7/2009
  Q: I RECENTLY GOT A PUPPY YESTERDAY WILL BE 8 WKS ON THE 12 OF FEB. WHEN CAN HE GET HIS SHOTS AND ARE ...
  A: One should never bring in a new puppy before eight weeks of age (preferably nine) so that it can ...
my dog2/6/2009
  Q: i have a male staffordshire bull terrier he is 7 years old and i want to get a female for him ...
  A: It really doesn't matter what the dog wants... what do YOU want? Are you capable of taking care of ...
halos in pupp's eyes1/2/2009
  Q: I have a lhasa apsa female puppy that is 6 mos. old. About a month ago I noticed that she has moon ...
  A: It could just be the pigment of your dog's eyes; you should ask your breeder about this. If your ...
feeding1/1/2009
  Q: i am getting a new puppy soon, but am concenred about my schedule as i am not home from 9 till 4 and ...
  A: You can still feed the puppy twice a day (before and after work), but what goes in, must come out, ...
mini schnauzer itching1/1/2009
  Q: I have spent the past year trying to control my mini schnauzers itching. He has been on steroids ...
  A: Steroids and antibiotics are often not much more than bandaids, unless the dog has a bacterial ...
Swollen Eyelids12/31/2008
  Q: I have a 2 yr old doxy that has recently begun to get swollen eyelids. He starts out with a swollen ...
  A: First of all, I have no idea what this could be, but I would get a referral to a veterinary ...
Shituz12/30/2008
  Q: We have a grown shiuz and recently her renal area has turned dark (and she is a white dog) and now ...
  A: I doubt that this is anything to be concerned about, but the next time you take her in for ...
Chinese Crested Skin problems12/30/2008
  Q: My five yr old crested has real bad skin issues. She has black heads, pimples and now white cyst ...
  A: Unfortunately, you have a breed which is prone to skin problems. I would bathe her every couple ...
Adopted Miniature Schnauzer12/29/2008
  Q: Greetings Karen, We have a 2 year old male miniature schnauzer, Rudy,that we love dearly. We ...
  A: This is called "submissive urination", and basically, you just ignore it because the dog is ...
Question regarding dog deserting owner12/29/2008
  Q: After my daughter, Natalie, went to the hospital for four days due to a C-Section her beloved Shitzu ...
  A: Once a dog changes its "affiliation", I don't know if there is much one can do about that. The same ...
possible side effects of benadryl in dogs12/27/2008
  Q: What are the possible side effects of giving banadryl to dogs?
  A: Side effects in people are: difficulty breathing; closing of throat; swelling of lips, tongue, or ...
Dog Pregnancy12/24/2008
  Q: I Have A 15 Lb Jack Russell- Chihuahua Mix Female And I'm Afraid That My 35-40lb German Shepherd-Pit ...
  A: I would be very worried myself if this was my dog. It is too late to have her aborted now, but you ...
13 year old Min Pin started peeing in the house12/23/2008
  Q: My 13 year old Min Pin has started peeing in the house. He has been trained since he was a puppy. ...
  A: Get him into your veterinarian. It could be a bladder infection, or even bladder stones. He could ...
Nesting behavior12/22/2008
  Q: My 13 yr. female Border Collie died this morning. She as been deaf and nearly blind for 2 years but ...
  A: I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Don't get me started, as I've lost three old ...
Miniature Schnauzer Flaky Skin12/22/2008
  Q: My 7-year-old miniature schnauzer Cicero has developed flaky skin/dandruff over the past several ...
  A: There are many things that can cause dry skin, and winter can be particularly hard on some due to ...
Jack Russell Terrier Behavior12/22/2008
  Q: I have a Jack Russell, Vito, who turned 6 in October 2008, we have had him since he was 13 weeks ...
  A: First of all, kick that dog's butt out of your bed and into a crate! He does not deserve to be ...
potty training12/22/2008
  Q: I Have A 4 Wk. Old Chihuahua Whose Mother Abandoned. I Am Warming And Giving Him Whole Milk.[It Is ...
  A: Stop feeding this tiny puppy spaghetti and applesauce! Those are not proper foods for him. Get him ...
urination - broken leg12/21/2008
  Q: Karen, we recently took in a stray beagle and yesterday, he darted out the door and into the street, ...
  A: The dog has a broken leg; he should NOT be wrestling! Keep him quiet... in a crate or exercise pen ...
Names for miniature schnauzers12/21/2008
  Q: I just purchased a six weeks old male miniature schnauzer and I need to find a name for him. As this ...
  A: First of all, you purchased your puppy about two weeks too soon as he really needed that extra time ...
licking of the paws12/16/2008
  Q: my dog chester is a my weighs about 30lbs and i the past three to four months has been licking his ...
  A: This sounds a bit like OCD, but is most likely allergies. You should have asked the vet about this ...
re house training an older dog12/14/2008
  Q: I have a 17 year old miniature schnauzer that canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome; she is being ...
  A: That is great to hear that medication is helping her! It can be really tough living with a senile ...
My Shelties coat12/14/2008
  Q: I rescued a Sheltie puppy in Michigan back in May. He was underweight but now he is gaining weight. ...
  A: Be sure the dog is on an excellent diet, such as Eagle, Wellness, Canidae, or Solid Gold. The saying ...
Science Diet U/D12/13/2008
  Q: I have a 4 year old yorkie that weighs 3.5 lbs and here lately he has been having some troubles. He ...
  A: I'm sorry, but your question is beyond my meager medical knowledge. I do know that dalmatians are ...
rubbing hair off nose12/12/2008
  Q: i have a 2-yr old schnoodle. he rubs the side & top of his face into the carpet, to the point of ...
  A: I don't think this is a behavorial problem; I think it is most likely a physical problem. Did your ...
Schnauzer eye mucus discharge12/12/2008
  Q: My miniature schnauzer, Quito, is 3 years old and is about 1 foot tall. He's been having this ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian or, preferably, a veterinary ophthalmologist. He could ...
Whip cream12/12/2008
  Q: I want to give my dog whip cream with his dog food. Also with treats. So can I? just want to make ...
  A: No, this is not a good food for any dog. Most dogs are lactate intolerant as they reach adulthood, ...
average weight gain in puppies12/11/2008
  Q: Are you able to give me a guestimate of what an average weight gain would be in a newborn puppy? I ...
  A: I've only had miniature schnauzer puppies, so I really don't know about labs. I've read that a puppy ...
Post Grooming Experience12/10/2008
  Q: My Maltese had several mats, so we unfortunately resorted to shaving her to start over. It has been ...
  A: It could be that she was shaved just a tish too short around her vulva or anal area... or up onto ...
Dog ate something bad12/10/2008
  Q: He was having trouble pooping and it seem to be a bit runny. He was moving around from spot to spot ...
  A: Fix it so that he cannot get into the trash ever again, and then fast him for 24 hours before ...
Whimpering and crying12/10/2008
  Q: i have 7month old pug and he whines all the time, he even cries and howels for no reason, i will let ...
  A: Seven-month-old puppies are generally very active, depending on their temperament. My youngsters ...
ravenous dog who should be full12/7/2008
  Q: We babysit a dog whose owners tell us not to give him anything more food than what is recommended by ...
  A: Some dogs are just naturally pigs, but there could be an underlying health issue to this dog's ...
Abnormal breathing noises in nose12/6/2008
  Q: MY MINIATURE BLACK SCHANUZER IS 6 YRS OLD AND HAS ALWAYS MADE SOUNDS FROM HIS THROAT WHEN SMELLING ...
  A: You need to get a second opinion from a different vet. This is not normal and needs to be ...
Female Doxie12/5/2008
  Q: I know you cannot help medically but I have a female doxie that has a lump on her side. looks like ...
  A: It sounds like some sort of tumor. Could be a fatty tumor.... or something worse. This does need to ...
house training 2 yr old female boston12/4/2008
  Q: I have just adopted a 2 year old female Boston from a family who has kept her as an outdoor dog. I ...
  A: Some dogs become location-trained in their potty habits, and I think this is her problem. Just give ...
Jelousy12/4/2008
  Q: I have two dogs from the same litter. One was raised separate from the other for the first 6 ...
  A: Get both of these dogs into ongoing obedience classes (several months), work with each separately ...
Roundworms12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old rat terrier/pomeranian and today i noticed he has roundworms. Can I get some ...
  A: Take a stool specimen into your veterinarian for examination as the dog may have more than one kind ...
My 1 year old yorkie is out of control!! HELP!!12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old female yorkie! She had her female surgery, and after that she has completely ...
  A: First, have her thyroid level checked as hypothyroidism can cause aggression in some dogs. I really ...
My Morkie12/1/2008
  Q: My Morkie is 9 weeks old. When should start potty training?
  A: I start housebreaking mine at five weeks, weather permitting, as that is the age that a puppy tries ...
My Mini Schnauzer and her eating11/30/2008
  Q: My pup is 13 weeks and weighs 6.6 lbs. She eats 2x a day about 2/3 cup of food but usually never ...
  A: I only feed my puppies twice a day. If she is leaving some in the dish, it may be that you are ...
New Puppy11/29/2008
  Q: We picked up our puppy, a King Charles Cavalier, from the breeder yesterday. The puppy is 7 months ...
  A: **ANYTIME** one brings in a new dog/puppy, the first thing that should be done is to have it ...
mini dachshund sore throat will not eat11/29/2008
  Q: I have 5 yr old mini dachshund. Went to the Vet Monday, White blood count slightly elevated,tonsils ...
  A: When I have a dog that won't eat, I progress in a certain order, escalating as needed. First step is ...
Red gums11/26/2008
  Q: My Lab has beautiful white teeth which I take very good care of, she went off her food two days ago ...
  A: Get your dog into a veterinarian ASAP! This may be nothing more than a case of gingevitis, but red ...
deaf puppy11/25/2008
  Q: I have a daschund puppy that was born blind in one eye and deaf. I having difficulty training her ...
  A: There is a woman here who runs deaf white bull terriers in agility. They have actually made it to ...
Mini Schnauzer behavior change11/24/2008
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 year female mini schnauzer that I has recently begun showing some very aggressive ...
  A: The first thing you should do is to have her thyroid level checked as hypothyroidism can cause ...
FOLLOW UP Dog's Swollen Abdomen11/24/2008
  Q: I'm sorry for asking again but I just asked you a question recently (a follow up question) and I was ...
  A: We are required to answer (or decline) all questions, comments, etc., otherwise AllExperts.com bugs ...
Dog's Swollen Abdomen11/23/2008
  Q: I have already brought my dog to the vet but they wouldn't help me because I am low on funds. I am ...
  A: I *have* had a dog with testicular cancer, and one of his testicles was slightly enlarged and ...
Unsure11/20/2008
  Q: I'm unsure that my pug is pregnant. She is only 8 months old and I'm unsure if its safe for her i ...
  A: The nipples do enlarge after a bitch's first season, but that doesn't necessarily mean that she is ...
my 8 month old yorkie11/18/2008
  Q: I have a female 8 month old yorkie that was spayed at about 5 1/2 months old. Today she drug her ...
  A: Your question has sort of a "yes and no" answer. Humping is a way that a dog shows dominance... ...
two neutered males living together?11/18/2008
  Q: Is it an okay idea to have two males who are fixed living together or will they mark territory and ...
  A: You shouldn't have a problem as long as you remember to never have two that are at the same level of ...
dogs11/16/2008
  Q: i am getting a new puppy and i want to get an electric collar for her but i dont know how old they ...
  A: These collars can change a dog's personality for the worse, and they can make a dog aggressive. One ...
Puppy has swelling of the vulva11/16/2008
  Q: My Puppy has swelling of the vulva. She an 11 mnth old Malipoo. I've seen some spotting on her ...
  A: There really isn't anything you can do for her. Just snuggle up with her and keep a close eye on her ...
Seizure in Mini Schnauzer11/15/2008
  Q: I hv a 5 yr old female mini. Had her 1st teeth cleaning Monday, had her 1st seizure 11:30 pm Wed. ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Has she had any vaccinations in the last few months? We are ...
My dog does not eat well..... Very Picky11/14/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to get my 4pd chihuahua (spelling) to eat better. He ...
  A: First of all, half a cup of food is a LOT of food for a 4# dog, but not if he is taking several day ...
My puppy is throwing up11/13/2008
  Q: Yesterday I got my 2 month old Americanbull dog puppy. She was fine all day yesterday and has no ...
  A: Did you change her diet? Any transition should be slow, and not done at all until she is settled in. ...
How dogs age...11/13/2008
  Q: First off... thank you so much for volunteering your expertise! I have a 13 year old lab mix who I ...
  A: Dogs can go in many different ways. As they age, their quality of life changes. One of my oldest ...
mini-schnauzer limping not able to put full weight on leg11/11/2008
  Q: A couple of hours ago, I walked my 14month old mini to the dog park. It was a 25 minute walk, our ...
  A: Make sure that he hasn't broken a toenail. That is always the first thing you should check when a ...
Your Personal Experince11/11/2008
  Q: I know that you are not a vet, and i have already taken my 4 month old puppy to see one. He was ...
  A: Sorry, but I have not heard of anything other than the treatment your veterinarian has recommended. ...
dog crying after laying down.11/11/2008
  Q: My dog for about the past two days when he lays down for a while he wakes up crying and can't move ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian, or preferably, a veterinary chiropractor. ...
beagles11/6/2008
  Q: my husband has a hunting beagle about 5 years old that has been born and raised in an outdoor pen... ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your recent loss. It may be a bit difficult to convert the dog, but I ...
Dog refuses to move when I take him out11/5/2008
  Q: Often when I take my dog for a walk he will site down or lie down and refuses to move...he wont obey ...
  A: I am going to assume that he is not moving because he has never been properly leash-trained and not ...
Weird question,11/5/2008
  Q: My dog has had black spots on her skin since she was born, kinda like a birthmark, she looks like a ...
  A: No, I have never heard of this either. I have seen white pigment spots get smaller with age, but ...
Throwing up11/4/2008
  Q: She is 11 months old and is still very play full I don't know what to do Please help. Thanks Pete
  A: First, she must be fasted for at least 24 hours so that her intestinal tract has a chance to rest. ...
Biting dog11/4/2008
  Q: We have a ~3 year old dog - pointxuer mix. We adopted him at approximately 10 weeks. Over the past ...
  A: First, have his thyroid levels checked as some hypothyroid dogs can become aggressive. Second, get ...
my akita bits her feet till they bleed11/4/2008
  Q: i have an akita she is 2 years old and she has started biting her front paws till they bleed, vets ...
  A: Your dog could have some sort of obsessive-compulsive disorder, demodectic mange, or more likely it ...
dog spayed11/4/2008
  Q: I had my dog spayed when she was 5mos. old and ever since i had it done she will through off a scent ...
  A: It sounds like she has some sort of infection as males are often interested in a sexual way during ...
fixing a female dog11/3/2008
  Q: Our dog is approx. 91/2 years old, part dalmation and ???, she was a stray. Is it safe to have her ...
  A: Yes, it is usually safe to spay at this age. Your veterinarian will want to do a blood workup first ...
my dog's nauseating odor11/2/2008
  Q: My dog is a golden Retriever and Mountain Dog mix. Lately he has had an odor that smells like a ...
  A: Now that is an unpleasant "visual". Uff-da! Did the vet check his skin for some sort of bacterial ...
nursing11/2/2008
  Q: ..my dachsund had her only puppy given away 2 days ago...she is filling up with milk...will she ...
  A: The puppy was weaned too quickly; it should have been done gradually over several days. She will ...
obsessed/dominating dog11/2/2008
  Q: I had my German Shepard for 8 years now (neutered), and he's always gotten along with other dogs, ...
  A: If he is also trying to mount her, it is perfectly normal for her to tell him to bug off, as only ...
Train dog?11/2/2008
  Q: I was wondering how do you train your puppy not to poop or pee inside the house? Also how do you ...
  A: To housebreak a puppy, it must be crate-trained and confined when it cannot be watched. It must go ...
shih tzu hair11/1/2008
  Q: I brought an 8 month old shih tzu who had a short puppy cut. This is my second shih tzu I am ...
  A: Eye staining is not normal. He needs to see a veterinary ophthalmologist as he may have an eye ...
Cloudy Urine & Mucus in Stool10/31/2008
  Q: I have a five week old pitbull puppy. I know it is too young to have, but the mother will have ...
  A: Your puppy needs to be examined by a veterinarian, and a stool sample needs to be taken in and ...
Breathing issue10/30/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old schnauzer and there have been occasions were for 1 or 2 minutes straight my dog ...
  A: This all depends on what you consider "breathing very hard". Some schnauzers make a sort of honking ...
Coughing at nightime & after drinking water.10/30/2008
  Q: My dog is almost 10, he coughs after drinking water and during the nighttime. I have to let him out ...
  A: First of all, I think I might get a different vet as yours didn't seem to try too hard to solve the ...
Chihuahua neck pain10/29/2008
  Q: My Chihuahua is having pain along the back of his neck. He moves fine but yelps if he is petted in ...
  A: No, it is not likely due to being picked up by the scruff of the neck as that is how adult dogs ...
Dog Question10/28/2008
  Q: Can dogs be mute? I recently adopted a 10 month miniature schnauzer and have never heard him bark? ...
  A: Some dogs are naturally quieter than others.... even SCHNAUZERS!<G> (Be grateful if yours is one of ...
minature schnauzer10/28/2008
  Q: She is about five years old and very active. Four days ago she didn' eat for two days. The next ...
  A: This bitch must be seen by a vet! Something is drastically wrong... and it sounds like some sort of ...
DOG BLEEDING10/27/2008
  Q: my dog had left a mess in his room and this was his poop and a fair amount of blood what could it be ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian. The blood in his stool could be due to any number of ...
My Dog Callie10/26/2008
  Q: She was recently hit by car dislocating rear hip. My vet tried to put back in place but she says it ...
  A: If the hip won't stay in place due to stretched ligaments, then surgery is your only recourse unless ...
Dog licking other dogs eyes10/26/2008
  Q: I saw the part in your description about not giving medical advice, but I have what I think is a ...
  A: In my experience, when one dog starts licking at another one, particularly in the same area, there ...
How do I know?10/25/2008
  Q: I recently was given a beautiful, Malinois that washed out of a police training program. How that ...
  A: I would think that if your dog was in a police training program that she would have been spayed. It ...
dog eats feces10/25/2008
  Q: My cocker spaniel will eat her own feces, or the feces of other dogs, cats, why is this?
  A: In some instances, they do it because their diet is lacking in something, but most do it simply ...
when is my dog ready to breed with my bitch.10/25/2008
  Q: I have 2 Alaskan Malamutes one is a month old dog and the other a two year old bitch. I have already ...
  A: Neither should be bred until they are over the age of two as that is the age at which they should ...
New puppy10/24/2008
  Q: I just brought a new puppy home. He was abandoned so he just kind of ended in my lap. I already have ...
  A: If the new puppy is just starting to lose his teeth, then you may be correct about his age, but his ...
general health10/23/2008
  Q: I’ve been buying Interceptor 11.5mg tabs for our rescued dog (we’ve had him since July of this ...
  A: No, they are not the same, but the usage would depend on the intended purpose. Interceptor kills ...
5 month old Miniature Schnauzer puppy10/23/2008
  Q: We already have a 1 and a half year old miniature schnauzer who is fairly well behaved. We have ...
  A: This really sounds strange. The breeder cannot sell the puppy because she won't come out of her ...
temperature and keeping dogs in the garage10/22/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old bichon and poodle. I live in Atlanta. I leave my dogs in the garage when I go to ...
  A: I think any dog, unless it is a thick-haired, double-coated breed like a husky or shepherd, cannot ...
Cocker Spaniel Agression10/21/2008
  Q: I had a golden cocker I had when he was 5 months and he's now 5 years old. Ever since I got him he ...
  A: Okay, I am confused. Who got married? Your husband? The DOG?! Do you mean your dog bred a bitch? I ...
I need help with my puppy10/21/2008
  Q: I just got a puppy and she is 9 weeks old. She is a Lab mix with Beagle. My question is How can I ...
  A: The chewing and biting is pretty normal at this age. When she tries to bite you, pinch her lip hard ...
humping10/18/2008
  Q: We just got a Boston Terrier pup, age 9 weeks. He humps our arms or legs, and we want to break him ...
  A: You have just acquired a VERY dominant puppy. I hope you are up to the work he is going to be the ...
english mastiff10/18/2008
  Q: Im looking to get an English mastiff but I don't know if I should get a male or a female, because I ...
  A: It would have been helpful if you would have told me what the sex is of your current dog, but ...
i need help!10/17/2008
  Q: we have a 6 month old mini pin that maybe weighs a pound if that. about an hour ago she fell off a ...
  A: She could have knocked herself unconscious, or she may have had a seizure (small dogs are subject to ...
Dogs on Heat10/16/2008
  Q: my dog is havin her first period, i just wanted to know if shes in pain and is their any think i can ...
  A: Sometimes I do think that some bitches get a bit crampy when in season, but most seem to get through ...
expressing of anal gland10/14/2008
  Q: Just wondering in your experience if small dogs that need expressed will cry a little, try to hide ...
  A: A lot depends on the individual dog and WHY its glands need to be expressed. Some can get quite ...
Dog knees10/14/2008
  Q: I have an almost 2 year old toy poodle mix. Hes starting to limp mainly on his left back leg. You ...
  A: It is impossible to say what is going on in the front, but it sounds like your dog has luxating ...
HOW TO TELL IF MY DOG IS GOING TO HAVE PUPPIES??10/13/2008
  Q: MY OLDER DOG WENT INTO HEAT AND OUR NEW 11 MOS OLD JACK RUSSELL MATED WITH HER, HOW WILL I KNOW THAT ...
  A: Some bitches show changes fairly early, and others do not. A lot depends on the size of the bitch ...
Dog Wetting10/13/2008
  Q: Our 2 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is still having accidents with urinating right in front ...
  A: First, if you haven't, have him examined to be sure that he does not have a bladder infection or ...
raising different breeds together10/13/2008
  Q: I am planning to add to my already existing family (me and my american staffordshire terrier) an ...
  A: Some breeds can be very good with each other, but some others can make for very bad combinations. ...
female in heat10/11/2008
  Q: My female is bleeding but my male is not paying attention to her at all. Is she really in heat or ...
  A: It sounds like she could be in season, but if you are not sure, your veterinarian should be able to ...
potty training10/9/2008
  Q: We had two fully trained dogs in our house until our son brought a Gret dane pup in. Now we are ...
  A: The fact that the puppy is pottying in the house is probably triggering the two older dogs, who may ...
7 year old pekignese10/8/2008
  Q: My Pekingese is 7 years old and his teeth are in bad condition is it ok in this age to do him ...
  A: Due to your dog's age, the veterinarian will want to do a blood workup first to make sure that all ...
transferring from CKC to AKC10/7/2008
  Q: Is it possible to transfer from CKC to AKC? If so how do you go about that? What is the difference ...
  A: Are you referring to the Canadian Kennel Club or the Continental Kennel Club? Only dogs registered ...
allergy10/7/2008
  Q: i have a year old male boxer, he gets swelled spots on his back and he feels itchy... i feed him ...
  A: The only way to know for sure what is bothering him is to have allergy-testing done on him. If ...
white foamy puke...10/6/2008
  Q: why is my 7yr old Pomeranian (female) throwing up white foam? i"ve only had her for a little over ...
  A: Rope toys are **NOT** meant to be eaten. It sounds to me like she is throwing up because all that ...
dog's skin10/6/2008
  Q: I have a Golden Retriever and she has had a rash or irritation since we have owned her since a puppy ...
  A: First of all, that stuff you are putting on your lawn is highly toxic to animals and people. Do not ...
Diarrhea in Nursing Bitches10/5/2008
  Q: My Champion Mini Poodle has a 3-day-old Singleton Pup and has had a typical (for my girls it ...
  A: Try looking for the Kao-Pectin at a feed store. This stuff is pink and is intended for livestock. ...
can dogs eat ice cream?10/4/2008
  Q: Is it healthy for a yourkie to eat ice cream? I already fed it to him and does it make them hiper? ...
  A: Healthy? I would have to say NO. It is a milk product, so may give him diarrhea since most dogs ...
grooming mini schnauzer10/4/2008
  Q: I am wanting to groom my dog myself. I've been having the pro groomer cut all one length w/ #5 ...
  A: If you like your dog groomed with a #5 blade, then that is what you should buy. I myself prefer the ...
nails10/4/2008
  Q: How long would it take for quick to recede dremeling twice a week. Not seeing any results, or maybe ...
  A: This isn't something that is going to happen overnight; it does take time to get those quicks to ...
adult dog10/3/2008
  Q: My q is my dog had puppies and the puppies are now 8 weeks old. the mother of the puppies (ski)no ...
  A: This is perfectly normal behavior. The bitch should be kept from the puppies for a few hours after ...
Steriods in Schnauzers10/3/2008
  Q: My mini will be 2yrs old in January. The day he received his Rabies vaccine this April he began ...
  A: Steroids are BAD; they should only be used in extreme circumstances. I would look for a different ...
my Jack Russell just had puppies10/3/2008
  Q: My five year old female Jack Russell Terrier just had her first batch of puppies. She had six in ...
  A: I cannot imagine why she would be doing that, but I would guess that there might be something wrong ...
two questions10/2/2008
  Q: I have a three year old female miniature schnauzer. She is sort of a rescue. She was returned to the ...
  A: You need to get her into ongoing obedience classes (for several months) and work with her every day. ...
Mini Schnauzer obedience10/1/2008
  Q: My 6 month male has come on well with his training to stay, sit and come at home. In the park he is ...
  A: A lot of it has to do with his age (flight period starts after four months of age), but it will be ...
Dog peeing9/30/2008
  Q: This is Diver's 3rd home....he was with a family in Seattle, then in a foster home for a few months ...
  A: The bellying up is submissive behavior. They need to make their "go outside" command more upbeat and ...
Mini Schnauzer and Bad Oder9/28/2008
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer that can smell wonderful after a bath, but when he goes outside for ...
  A: Normal dogs sweat through the pads of their feet, and cool themselves off by panting, however, many ...
growling puppy9/28/2008
  Q: "We have a 9 month old female mini-schnauzer puppy. We are her second home because the first owner ...
  A: Your son needs to become more involved with the puppy. He should take over feeding her, try to take ...
Puppy canine teeth broken9/24/2008
  Q: my shelties Maya is 4 months old. She broke one of the canine teeth into half on the upper jaw. lots ...
  A: You need to contact your veterinarian about this. The tooth would normally be coming out soon, but ...
new dog bed9/23/2008
  Q: our dog bed was so old and nasty so I bought a new one that is just a little different and he won't ...
  A: Dogs are creatures of habit; it may take a bit of time for him to get used to the new one. Will it ...
Sudden bad behavior9/22/2008
  Q: My husband and I have a 4.5 year old silky terrier. We trained him at home and he is a good dog, but ...
  A: He is probably stressed out from the move; dogs don't usually do well with change in their lives. I ...
What to do while working9/22/2008
  Q: I will soon be bringing home a 4 month old Maltipoo. Since we both work during the day I was ...
  A: Since no one will be home for ten hours each day, you obviously have no intention of housebreaking ...
Itching dog9/21/2008
  Q: I have a 10-12 pound miniature pincher and he seems to scratch alot..I have changed his food to no ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. If your vet does think it is ...
Mini Schnauzer with a tight stomach9/21/2008
  Q: My dog is seemingly different today. She has a very tight stomach, BUT has an appetite, has pee'd ...
  A: She does need to be seen by a vet, but you can probably just wait and see your regular vet in the ...
PediPaws9/20/2008
  Q: There is a product out there called PediPaws (www.pedipaws.com). Supposedly it helps to grind down ...
  A: The PediPaws is not intuitive and has no idea when to stop grinding. The directions say to file a ...
Miniature Schnauzer9/19/2008
  Q: I noticed that you stated you have shown Mini Schnauzers and I was hoping maybe you could help me ...
  A: I think much of your problem with the two dogs is that they are pretty much at the same level of ...
Good dog food9/19/2008
  Q: Karen, I was part of the old Hoflin group 12 years ago so I'm sure you can help me. I have a ...
  A: I feed Eagle Original, although my oldest is on their Senior formula. I think Eagle's Holistic ...
Shar-pei9/18/2008
  Q: My friend has a 7 year old Shar-Pei and he has always thrown up bile over the years here and there ...
  A: There could be something physical going on, so it might not hurt to have a second opinion, but ...
my puppy9/16/2008
  Q: My 8 wk old puppy fell out my bed on Sun., now she won't use her back legs. She doesn't yelp of ...
  A: Your puppy *DOES* need to be seen by a vet. It is quite possible that she broke a bone or two, and ...
8 yr mini dacshund not himself9/16/2008
  Q: Yesterday a.m. my doxie did a healthy poop then I went out shopping. When I came home he wouldn't ...
  A: Your poor little guy is obviously in pain from something. It is probably best to wait for the ...
dog shitzu hicups9/15/2008
  Q: my dog gets hicups all the time fast ones it scares me what causes them
  A: They can be caused by the dog eating too fast and swallowing air. This can be solved by putting ...
miniature schnauzer scratching9/15/2008
  Q: Our dog has just turned 2 and recently started scratching and chewing until the hair is gone and ...
  A: Is that the best that your vet can do??? I think it is time to find a different veterinarian who can ...
Hair turning Rust Color9/15/2008
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old Westie who has rust colors around his mouth, tail and one paw. Can you tell ...
  A: You need to determine why he is licking at himself. It is most likely due to allergies, although it ...
Grooming West Highland White Terriers (Terrors)9/10/2008
  Q: Where can I find good information, with photos hopefully, on grooming Westies? Our little "country ...
  A: http://www.canadawestieclub.ca/maint/petgroom.html This one also has a grooming video: ...
urine question9/10/2008
  Q: He keeps dripping urine everywhere and not urinating properly all the time, can you tell me is this ...
  A: You bought this puppy way too young; puppies should be 8-9 weeks old before separating them from ...
yorkie grooming9/9/2008
  Q: I have 6 beautiful yorkies ranging in sizes from 15 pounds to 4 pounds. I would like to learn how to ...
  A: Expect to pay about $150 or so for a good pair of clippers. (Cordless, or battery-operated will cost ...
grooming toy poodles9/9/2008
  Q: We recently purchased a toy poodle and want to purchase clippers so that we can keep her hair ...
  A: Be careful where you shop; some places basically just sell junk... and expensive junk at that. There ...
parvo9/6/2008
  Q: My dog was treated for the disease Parvo. He made it through and it now vomit/poop free. He's now ...
  A: The recovering dog should be kept isolated from all other dogs for at least a month, and all his ...
Using wee wee pads9/5/2008
  Q: We have two rescue dogs (schnauzer/poodles- so cute!) that are about 1 1/2 years old, we do not know ...
  A: The wee wee pads may very well set your housebreaking back, but I think that would depend on the ...
Dogs Sores9/3/2008
  Q: My dog keeps itching and biting his bottom of his back and right before his tail, he is a 4 year old ...
  A: You really need to take your dog to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. I have never heard of ...
small dog peeing on the patio and same spot inside + designated dog pooing area9/2/2008
  Q: I have a small do who pees on the patio rather than on the grass. He also pees in the bathroom ...
  A: If your dog is urinating in the house, maybe he just needs to go outside more often. Clean that area ...
Dog conlificts8/28/2008
  Q: I am babysitting 2 small dogs (a playful pug and a calmer one). they play fight with each other, ...
  A: Since you are dogsitting and the pugs do not belong to you, I would not let them play/interact with ...
ENLARGED NIPPLES IN SRAYED FEMALE8/27/2008
  Q: MY GREAT AIN WAS SPRAY BEFORE HER FIRST HEAT AT ABOUT 10 MONTHS OLD. SHE IS NOW 22 MONTHS OLD AND IN ...
  A: This is NOT normal if the bitch was spayed before her first season. I can only guess that whoever ...
I have an 18 year old dashschund8/25/2008
  Q: My female dashschund "Spice' is 18 yrs old and has lost her sight and hearing, but doesn't seem to ...
  A: The average life span for dachshunds seems to be about 12-15 years, but the miniatures would tend to ...
Mini Schnauzer puppy8/22/2008
  Q: Hey Karen i just got an eight week old mini schnauzer named Baxter and he is just the most adorable ...
  A: Well, Tie... I've never seen a puppy yet that didn't grow into its paws. :) Yes, it could mean that ...
More about Allergies8/21/2008
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer and he has these little red itchy bumps you often hear about down the middle ...
  A: You should have a vet look at these to confirm that it is schnauzer comedo syndrome, otherwise known ...
maltipoo ears8/21/2008
  Q: I have a 5 mn. old matipoo and we have noticed one ear sticks out to the side, upon examining the ...
  A: Any drop-earred dog can have problems with its ears during teething, just as can happen with upright ...
Blade sizes8/18/2008
  Q: I have a coton de Tulear and like the puppy cut. It's costing me too much to keep going to the ...
  A: This really depends on how long you want his coat to be. You could hand scissor him all over, but it ...
dogs belly8/17/2008
  Q: My little mix breed (terrier/poodle) has constant tears in his eyes. His belly is also turning a ...
  A: The eye tearing could be conjunctivitis, blocked tear ducts, allergies, or abnormalities of the ...
Schnauzer allergy to chicken broth?8/16/2008
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer and this evening fed him some of the water from the boiled chicken. Cooled ...
  A: No, I have never had this happen to any of my dogs. While he could be allergic to something in the ...
dog and separation anxiety8/14/2008
  Q: I have a 14 year old male lab/chow mix. This week we fenced off part of the yard for our 3 dogs (2 ...
  A: Let Tybee potty in the new area, and then let him out to be with you. At 14, he most likely won't be ...
Mini Schnauzer Aggressive8/14/2008
  Q: My husband and I got a 4 month old mini schnauzer (he is now 8 months old) He is great with us and ...
  A: Yes, he should have been socialized the first two months you had him, actually from birth onward. ...
My roommate's dog hates my 4 month old mini schnauzer.8/13/2008
  Q: My question is a bit long winded but I really feel I am backed into a corner. My roommate and I both ...
  A: It doesn't sound like the Yorkie is actually hurting the puppy, so I would just leave them alone and ...
Allergies8/11/2008
  Q: I have a miniture schnauzer, Annabelle. She will be 4 years in December. I think she has ...
  A: First of all, a vet tech is NOT a veterinarian, and I would take anything one says to you with a ...
alsation/collie cross8/11/2008
  Q: i have a 6yr old alsation/colliecross dog who is very sensitive to weather conditions especially ...
  A: I am not much of a believer in herbal remedies as I have yet to see any of them actually work. One ...
overweight schnauzer8/10/2008
  Q: I have a 4 years old schnauzer he has stayed at 29 pounds for 3 years, he really needs to reduce ...
  A: You absolutely must get that excess weight off of your guy as overweight schnauzers are much more ...
Underbite8/8/2008
  Q: I just recently got a female schnauzer that has a underbite. She is still able to raise puppies, ...
  A: An undershot bite is a serious genetic defect as it is a skeletal issue. A dog with an underbite has ...
corgie grooming8/8/2008
  Q: I have just recently moved to a very hot climate which makes it very difficult for my 7 yr. old ...
  A: If you shave your dog down, you might have to worry about sunburn. You would be better off making ...
Behavior8/7/2008
  Q: My dog is a year and a half old female half chihuahua and half jack russell terrier and she has a ...
  A: The more submissive the dog, the more it will lick (as a sign of submissiveness), while others are ...
behavior problem8/5/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old miniature schnauzer, which is having a similar issue with aggressive behavior. ...
  A: You don't describe your dog's aggressive behavior (how, why, what to), but neutering probably will ...
my dog wont go potty at all !!!!8/5/2008
  Q: today is Tuesday and i adopted my dog on Thursday at about 6:00 pm she is two years old she is very ...
  A: Unfortunately, there is not a lot one can do with those dogs with "shy bladders". Girls can be the ...
Boston Terrier8/5/2008
  Q: My daughter has a 2yrs old Boston Terrier that seems to be showing some aggressiveness which is a ...
  A: The Boston should be going to obedience classes, and everyone around him should be practicing ...
Medial Bilateral Patellar Luxation8/4/2008
  Q: How do I search for a reputable surgeon to take care of this condition in my 1 1/2 year old westie ...
  A: The best person to ask this question is your veterinarian as vets often have to refer clients on to ...
Mothers killing puppies8/3/2008
  Q: I am looking at buying a Chinese Crested puppy. I contacted one breeder who happened to mention ...
  A: While I myself have never had a mother kill any puppies (and I have had some that were defective ...
My dogs paw hurts8/3/2008
  Q: Hey, my name is Thomas and I have a minuture schauzer and he is not putting any weight on it at all. ...
  A: First check his foot over carefully for any broken nails, something stuck between the pads of his ...
Rash8/3/2008
  Q: I know you do not have the answers to medical questions but I am wondering if you have ever come ...
  A: Before deciding on a course of action for this rash, you need to know what it is and what is its ...
dogs head is atrophing8/2/2008
  Q: My friend has a dog that the vets still do not know what is wrong. Her head is atrophing, not as ...
  A: You don't really have a question here, and I am not a veterinarian, but I was curious enough to do ...
can i give the puppy chow my one month old puppy pu8/2/2008
  Q: can i give the puppy chow my one month old puppy
  A: I don't usually start weaning my puppies until they are five-weeks-old, and if I start at four ...
Schnauzer beard stained8/1/2008
  Q: I have a year old min schnauzer salt and pepper colour. Up till now we have managed to keep his ...
  A: I have not heard of wood chips staining beards before; do be careful that he is not eating them! ...
Kitten and Schnauzers7/30/2008
  Q: We have aquired a kitten and are having difficulty getting the kitten socialized with our 2 ...
  A: Yes, they could easily hurt/kill the kitten. They need to be corrected when they **LOOK** at the ...
breeding/false pregnacy7/30/2008
  Q: i have a female rottweiler, tested for hip disp. and all good. I took her into the vet to have ...
  A: Breeding dogs is never an easy thing... unless one doesn't want to have puppies (or is a careless ...
pit bull 6 yrs old inflammed nipples7/29/2008
  Q: What is wrong with my baby. She is 6 years old never had a litter and away from male dogs. Her ...
  A: She could be in season, she could be having a false pregnancy, she could be pregnant (unless you are ...
Scared Schnauzer7/25/2008
  Q: My boyfriend and I bought a mini schnauzer about 8 months ago. She has been a great dog with hardly ...
  A: Interesting that yours is the third question like this that I have had. Dogs have *much more* ...
13 yr. old Male Min. Schanuzer-Incontinence & Shaking7/23/2008
  Q: I have a 13 year old rescue dog I adopted almost a year ago from a friend who was to old to care for ...
  A: Yes, this dog is nearing the end of his life, but many of his issues are things that might be ...
puppy7/23/2008
  Q: I have a two and half month puppy, can i give her the same meds for worms that the kitten took
  A: Cats and dogs are two different species. You need to take a stool sample in to your veterinarian to ...
coat whitening7/23/2008
  Q: Reading through your past questions, I found a lot of answers to our dogs behavior, thank you for ...
  A: The discoloration from tearing and licking of the feet is due to the dog's pH in his saliva, etc. ...
What you think is a good way to traet my dog7/22/2008
  Q: I just looked at my dogs stomche today because she is pregnet. when I was looking at her stomche I ...
  A: This is one reason we have more than one veterinarian. If we cannot get into one fairly quickly, we ...
Blood in dog's urine7/22/2008
  Q: We have a 4 year old male cocker spaniel. About 6 months ago, some of his behaviors started ...
  A: Do I have any advice? Ya... get a different vet! There is something definitely wrong with your ...
blisters on dogs chin that bleed7/21/2008
  Q: My dog buster is a pitt bull and going to be two this year and for that last six months he gotten ...
  A: You don't mention what your vet has done for these bumps in the past, but I assume it has worked... ...
leg injury7/19/2008
  Q: Since then she is only walking on 3 legs. It was her back left leg. My husband checked bone by bone ...
  A: She needs to be seen by a chiropractic veterinarian. ...
10 month old Pomeranian7/17/2008
  Q: she's had diarrhea for 3 days, but is still eating and drinking. The vet said bloodwork and stool ...
  A: If your vet has no answers for you, then you need to go to a different veterinarian! It is obvious ...
pomeranian seem to have vertigo7/15/2008
  Q: Just a bit ago my Pomeranian seemed normal, then her changed almost before my eyes. At first it ...
  A: This could be vestibular syndrome, but that usually presents itself in older dogs, and you don't say ...
losing hair7/14/2008
  Q: My dog Skipper is a chihuahua and he is about 10 to 11 mounths. Just in the past mounth or two he ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. All dogs carry demodectic skin ...
white boxer's face is swollen and hives7/13/2008
  Q: I know white boxers are very sensitive to most things and she has broken out before. We were at the ...
  A: Personally, I would get her into the emergency vet ASAP! If her face is swollen, her airways could ...
Arthritis...7/13/2008
  Q: I know you don't do medical questions but I did want to ask you about any treatments and the like ...
  A: Nothing is going to help your grandmother's dog if the prescribed medications are not given to her. ...
Bitch in season7/12/2008
  Q: I would just like to know if it is okay to take my dog to the groomers while she is on her heat ...
  A: It should be okay, as long as you tell them in advance that she is in season. Personally, though, I ...
bladder stones & pancreatitis7/10/2008
  Q: I have a 9 year old male mini schnauzer. He had a severe case of pancreatitis at age 4 when he got ...
  A: Obviously 13% fat is too high for your dog to tolerate, so you need to take him off of it ...
chihuahua7/10/2008
  Q: My mom has a chihuahua probably somewhere between 8 months to a year old and it has been pooping out ...
  A: This could be anything... from a parasitical, bacterial, or viral infection to cancer or infected ...
schnauzer beard smelling sour7/9/2008
  Q: I am asking this for a friend. She has a standard schnauzer named Maddie and that is 9 years old. ...
  A: It sounds to me like the SS's beard is spending too much time in the water bowl and not drying out ...
5 yr old schnauzer7/9/2008
  Q: I have a female 5 year old schnauzer who is in excellent health. However, when I picked her up at ...
  A: Schnauzers are very prone to tooth and gum problems, and your vet would most likely want to clean ...
bulldog7/8/2008
  Q: i have an english bulldog about 1 years old she chews everything in site she has eatin all my older ...
  A: It sounds to me like this dog has too much (unmonitored) freedom, and since everyone there should ...
Training7/7/2008
  Q: Hey karen i was wondering what do you have to do to potty train a miniature schnauzer, cause i am ...
  A: It really is pretty simple. Get a crate appropriate for the size of the dog. Small puppy; small ...
housebreaking7/7/2008
  Q: My husband and I have different opinions on the dog eliminating. He says, walk the dog and ...
  A: It really is helpful to teach the dog to eliminate anywhere, rather than to teach it to only go in ...
pooping while I'm gone7/6/2008
  Q: I have 2 dogs ages 5 & 6. Our toy Fox Terrier, Calli, will release herself outside a couple of ...
  A: One should never correct a dog for anything "after the fact" as the dog will not have a clue why it ...
dog not drinking7/6/2008
  Q: My daughter is away and her Bichon ate steel wool. Vet gave meds and oat bran muffins and Scooter ...
  A: I don't imagine a popsicle would hurt him, but I don't have any idea how much sugar is in there. You ...
Treeing Walker Hound7/4/2008
  Q: My walker hound seems to me holds his urine for a long time. I went to check on him this morning and ...
  A: Since I have never heard of a dog with two sets of testicles, I am going to assume that what you saw ...
dogs7/4/2008
  Q: (not sure if this medical or not) i have 2 female puppy rottweilers and they both have a mucas ...
  A: You don't say how old they are, but they could have puppy vaginitis, which would require antibiotics ...
house break7/3/2008
  Q: i need tips to house break 4 wk old puppy
  A: A four-week-old puppy is too young to housebreak. In fact, it should still be with its mother and ...
Getting a puppy7/2/2008
  Q: Hey Karen in August i am getting a black and white male miniature schnauzer. I am so excited, but i ...
  A: Most puppies will bite until they are corrected, but the ones that are removed from their dam and ...
Mysterious lump opinion7/1/2008
  Q: I just got back from taking my dog to the vet. (I know that you are not a vet, I just want the ...
  A: I was going to refuse your question because this really is a medical issue, but thought better of ...
New puppy7/1/2008
  Q: I just adopted a half lab half mastiff. He is 5 months old and huge he is about 60 pounds. My ...
  A: First, make sure that your puppy doesn't have a bladder infection. He could be doing the same thing ...
My mini schnauzer bites me a lot!!6/30/2008
  Q: I own a mini schnauzer, he is a puppy 9 weeks old. And he already has developed he's teeth and bites ...
  A: This is normal puppy behavior for one who has not learned bite inhibition from its dam and ...
mini schnauzer6/30/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old mini schnauzer bitch. She has lost most of her puppy teeth but the canine ones ...
  A: Yes, one can wait until the bitch is spayed before removing retained puppy teeth, however, a bitch ...
yorkie dog6/30/2008
  Q: i let my yorki go outside to unload the bladder and she saw a a frog but didnt eat it i think she ...
  A: I am assuming that this was actually a toad and not a frog since most frogs are found close to water ...
mini schnauzers6/30/2008
  Q: My boyfriend recently bought a black mini schnauzer. Bruschi (my new puppy) is 13 weeks old. He ...
  A: Puppies can grow at different rates, depending on the lines they are from. Some have most of their ...
snorting in mini Schnauzers6/29/2008
  Q: Our little Sofie has suddenly started making a snorting sound, something like reverse sneezing. ...
  A: There are many reasons for reverse sneezing, allergies among them. ...
Exercise!6/29/2008
  Q: Jack Russell Terrier 3 1/2 years old and a Boston Terrier 2 1/4 years old. I walk the "kids" every ...
  A: Ideally a dog should be walked at least 1-2 miles a day, but failing that, anything is better than ...
puppy6/26/2008
  Q: hi ive got 4 week old pup iam haveing to ween her as mum is not doing it will the pup be ok iam ...
  A: The reason the mother is not weaning it yet is because it is too early. The puppy should still be ...
breeding6/25/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old Labrador mix with a border collie he looks nothing like a border collie if i ...
  A: Not even a geneticist could answer that question because breeding dogs is like throwing a bunch of ...
dog6/24/2008
  Q: my dog cries really loud when i go out the house he has just turned one so i thought he would ave ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has separation anxiety. Do not make any fuss when you leave or when you come ...
teacup poodle6/23/2008
  Q: I have a three year old, 3.8lbs teacup poodle and she is constantly itching her skin and ears. I've ...
  A: It sounds like your poodle has allergies, and possible ear mites and/or a yeast infection. If your ...
urination problem6/22/2008
  Q: We adopted a severely abused dog from a local shelter. He has a variety of physical problems, among ...
  A: Needing to be on meds for hypothyroidism does not make a dog want to drink more water, but a dog ...
Barking6/19/2008
  Q: I see you know a lot about miniature schnauzers, specifically. Our little 10 month old boy, Gatsby, ...
  A: He is blowing you off because he thinks he is alpha and in charge of handling the situation. You ...
minature schnauzers6/17/2008
  Q: I have 3 mini schnauzers n 2 of them have a breathing issue. One is 3yrs and started about a 1yr ago ...
  A: Keyword "snorting" made me think your dogs might have what is known as "reverse sneezing". Does it ...
dog overbites6/16/2008
  Q: I have a male pomeranian and we were looking to buy a female for him to mate with when they are both ...
  A: First of all, there is NO such thing as a perfect dog. Every single one has something "wrong with ...
GSD Pancreatic Insuffiency6/15/2008
  Q: Dx by blood work sent to Texas A&M Vet lab @ 5 months age,now is 2 yrs old. Dry Royal Canin 2.5 cups ...
  A: First of all, your vet doesn't seem to have been very helpful, so maybe it is time to look for a ...
pupies6/14/2008
  Q: when dose the mother stop feeding her pups
  A: That can vary from bitch to bitch. I've had one that at four weeks said, "Enough of this nonsense!", ...
pekingese6/14/2008
  Q: We have a 7 year old female peek. I saw a male puppy today2 months old Would the female and male get ...
  A: Male and (spayed) female is generally the best/safest combination if one wants to add a second dog, ...
Malnutrition or something else?6/14/2008
  Q: A couple of weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend went on vacation and left me in charge of ...
  A: A healthy dog is not going to die if it was not fed for one week, although it will certainly lose a ...
dogs6/14/2008
  Q: We are a family of five that goes camping most weekends. We already have a black lab and a kitten ...
  A: I would think that the kitten would be sufficient company for your labrador, but if you want another ...
shih tzu6/14/2008
  Q: my boyfriends shih tzu is a healthy full of energy dog, she is about 7 to 8 months and she has been ...
  A: Dogs don't generally get a rash from Lyme Disease; the first symptom for them is usually "moving ...
Hello6/14/2008
  Q: I HAVE A MINIATURE SNAUZER HE IS 6 MONTHS OLD , IS MY BABY AND I LOVE HIM SOOOO VERY VERY MUCH , HE ...
  A: *IF* your dog has a staph infection (the vet still needs to determine that), it is highly contagious ...
My poor little pom6/12/2008
  Q: I need some veterinary advise. I have a 2 year old female Pomeranian and from the past 2 days she's ...
  A: First of all, you should not treat anything until you know for sure what it is... and that requires ...
Jack russell cross shaking and high pitched whining6/12/2008
  Q: my jack russell cross, who is around 9 months old, makes a high pitched whining sound about 3-4 ...
  A: The first thing I would do would be to change vets, as yours sounds pretty useless. The whining ...
how to know my dog is on heat6/12/2008
  Q: how do i know my dog is on heat. i just found my male and female doberman mating and i have a male ...
  A: The bitch will generally (but not always) have a bloody discharge for the first two weeks of her ...
rottweiler not well6/12/2008
  Q: I have a 3 month old rottweiler and for the past two days he has been not eating any meals, is ...
  A: With parvo the puppy is usually vomiting, too. At three months, he should already have been ...
Is She....6/11/2008
  Q: My beagle has been sleeping more lately and has been more aggressive about food. she sometimes kicks ...
  A: She could be pregnant, or she could be having a false pregnancy. The symptoms are the same. Was she ...
mini schnauzer behavior6/11/2008
  Q: I'm very new to mini schnauzers. I just got one because the previous owner could no longer take ...
  A: There isn't a lot to do in a crate but sleep, so I am guessing that is what she is used to doing ...
lily mini schnauzer6/11/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old female mini schnauzer. She is quite small and weighs 9 pounds. She is very ...
  A: It could be that she is getting too much to eat; you might try cutting back on her food a bit. Also, ...
Bonnie Scottie not walking properly6/11/2008
  Q: my scottie (Bonnie) is just 2 1/2 years. She has uptil recently been fantastic on a lead. She adores ...
  A: After having dogs shown in agility by my daughter the last seven years, I am quite adamant about the ...
beagles6/11/2008
  Q: I inherited my sons 1 and half year old beagle. He is such a nice dog, and normally stays within ...
  A: The only thing that will work is a fence. While one doesn't have to fence an entire yard (but that ...
doberman's head morphology6/11/2008
  Q: I have a couple of Doberman, brother and sister of 8 months old. They are both developing a hump ...
  A: No, the topskull should be flat on a Doberman. ...
Can our male Husky be near pups??6/11/2008
  Q: Our 1 1/2 yr old female Husky will be having pups soon and we have a 4 1/2 yr old male (the daddy) ...
  A: Yes, you do. He *may* be okay around the puppies (or he may not), but the bitch will be extremely ...
Min Schnauzer Behavior6/11/2008
  Q: Karen, We have a 3 year old min schnauzer. We got her when she was a puppy, we recently got her ...
  A: You need to get your dog back into obedience training, work with her every day, and you need to ...
I just got a dog that wasn't trained right6/11/2008
  Q: My friend has never had a dog before but she has lots of cats. She trained the pup as a cat more ...
  A: If you know the puppy hasn't pooped and it is time for him to go, yet he came back inside without ...
my bassethounds6/10/2008
  Q: I just bought my 3 bassethound a kids swimming pool,because of the heat,They are out side dogs and ...
  A: If the wading pool is kept full, the water will be the temperature of the air and won't be cold at ...
REG. A DOG ONLINE6/10/2008
  Q: I AM REGISTERING A PUPPY ON LINE, BUT IT SAYS THE PIN NUMBER IS WRONG. BUT IT IS THE CORRECT ...
  A: There seem to be many "bugs" in AKC's online registration. I would send in your dog's registration ...
veggies and fruits?6/10/2008
  Q: is it safe for dogs to eat veggies and fruits..??
  A: Yes, they are safe **in moderation**. Onions, grapes, and raisins are a major *NO-NO!*, and garlic ...
My dog6/10/2008
  Q: My dog is a German shepherd, around 5 1/2 years old. Alls she really ever does now is lay on the ...
  A: Many parts of the country are dealing with excessive heat right now. I don't know if that is the ...
Miniature Schnauzers6/4/2008
  Q: I've been looking up different training techniques and I just found this website on clicker training ...
  A: A lot depends on the temperament of the particular puppy, but most schnauzers are very food-oriented ...
prep for boxer confirmation classes6/3/2008
  Q: Karen: I have a 12 month old boxer bitch, one in which we want to turn into a foundation for ...
  A: Changes like this are sometimes seen in youngsters who are on diets that make them grow too rapidly ...
dog registration6/2/2008
  Q: I am trying to register my puppy online but, it will not let me move on because the online ...
  A: I do know that AKC moved its online registration department a couple weeks ago because I was ...
Miniature Dachshunds6/1/2008
  Q: My fiance and I have 2 mini wienies and we love them to death. Princess, our female, is 9 lbs and ...
  A: Why are you feeding them so often? At their ages, they should only have to be fed once or twice a ...
does my puppy need friend6/1/2008
  Q: I have a 14 week old yorkie poo and i was thinking about getting a 14 week old maltishiu tzu i just ...
  A: No, this is a very bad idea. Nothing wrong with having two dogs, but wait to bring in the second one ...
hematoma6/1/2008
  Q: how long does it take for a hematoma to occur like what i mean is can a dog get a hematoma over ...
  A: It always seems to me that these things come on so quickly from the dog scratching, etc., but then ...
posion ivy transfer5/31/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old Shintuz who loves to run outside with our 2 year old lab. I keep getting poison ...
  A: The only way I know of to eliminate this problem is to get rid of the poison ivy. Here are a couple ...
drying up a dog's mammary glands5/31/2008
  Q: Do you know of any natural or home remedies that help dry up a dog's mammary glands after the ...
  A: I never separate the dam from the puppies and wean them "cold turkey". I gradually cut back on the ...
Puppy Vaccinations5/30/2008
  Q: I'm planning on buying a miniature schnauzer and i've been trying to add up all my math to make sure ...
  A: You shouldn't bring home a puppy until it is at least 8-9 weeks of age, so the breeder should have ...
My black lab has dandruff5/28/2008
  Q: My black lab is almost 2 years old and has extremly bad dandruff. What can i do?
  A: Chances are that this is dietary. You need to feed him a better diet. I recommend Eagle, Canidae, ...
pregnant hick up5/28/2008
  Q: i know you don't want any more questions about breeding but this is not about breeding. Basically ...
  A: Whatever is going on with the male is not related, and needs to be investigated. It could just be ...
Schnauzer puppy & Schnauzer adolescent5/28/2008
  Q: I know this is long, but want to provide you with all the info. possible. I have read many, many ...
  A: Since the puppy had no littermates to help teach him bite inhibition, your older dog will do that. ...
Outdoor Puppy Training5/28/2008
  Q: Hey,I just got an adorable Alaskan Malamute,7 weeks old and very active.Really,the question Im ...
  A: Your puppy is too young to be outside by himself. If he were a wolf cub, he would still be spending ...
House training two pups5/26/2008
  Q: Sadie is a rescue dog, about 9 mos.and is a schnauzer. We have had her about 2 mos. After getting ...
  A: It's a bit late now, but there were two errors here. The first was in bringing in a second puppy ...
2 female chihuahuas5/26/2008
  Q: I have a about year old female spayed Chihuahua and today just got another female about 5 months ...
  A: Alternate crating them or separate them with a baby gate so that they can meet with something ...
Strange behavior5/25/2008
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer that sniffs the air and then walks around like he is on speed, then all ...
  A: My suspicion is that he might possibly have an ear infection. Generally people will say that the dog ...
My dog refuses to walk.5/25/2008
  Q: Hey, I have a 4 year old dashund called who refuses to walk on a lead. occasionally, when there are ...
  A: It sounds like your dachshund is giving the term "couch potato" new meaning*G*, but apparently she ...
NEED HELP Fast! in any way dog in possible danger!5/24/2008
  Q: My miniature schnauzer is about 8-9 years old and I was giving him a bath the other day his name is ...
  A: Yes, this dog does need to be seen by a veterinarian for a diagnosis. What he is experiencing is not ...
Shots for my dog5/24/2008
  Q: I have a 8 pound Chihuahua and we live in California. I am moving to Wisconsin I am wondering what ...
  A: You could give her a Lyme shot, but I don't do mine for the simple reason that it is only something ...
new pup5/24/2008
  Q: We have a female Mini Schnauzer,1 1/2yrs. and a male Mini Schnauzer 1yr.and have just brought home, ...
  A: Unfortunately, some adult dogs just do not do well with puppies, and I think your male might be one ...
passive aggresive5/24/2008
  Q: My family has a four year old walker/beagle mix. We adopted her at five months of age for my ...
  A: You are quite justified in being concerned about your beagle; I would make sure that they are never ...
dogs skin problem5/22/2008
  Q: i have a 15 month old black whippet greyhound which is currently suffering with very flaky skin. i ...
  A: What is "complete mix"? Dry skin is dietary, unless it is the middle of winter with a furnace ...
hip replacement5/21/2008
  Q: Our 22 month old german shephard has one hip with a flat socket as the xray shows clearly Our vet ...
  A: Your question is a bit over my head since I have a breed in which HD is pretty much unknown, but the ...
buying maltese puppy5/21/2008
  Q: I am looking at a maltese puppy to buy. I have a concern that it may not be full blooded. The puppy ...
  A: It may be purebred as I have heard that these light patches can fade with time. However, please do ...
Shar Pei behaviour5/20/2008
  Q: I have a really chilled out relaxed Shar Pei pup 18 weeks old, the only problem is when my son come ...
  A: It sounds to me like you brought in a puppy that is too dominant for your household. One should ...
Spaying5/20/2008
  Q: My 2 year old St. Bernard was spayed yestarday, she weighs approx. 100 to 115 she was spayed at 1:30 ...
  A: This is pretty normal for most dogs, but I tend to have mine in a crate rather than the car*G*. It ...
Dog destroys house5/20/2008
  Q: I have moved in with a friend who has a small dog who she crates while she is out, but being that ...
  A: Unfortunately, it is pretty hard to train a dog when no one is home to praise/correct. Dogs function ...
min pin5/20/2008
  Q: and has 0 training and has been allowed to do pretty much what ever she wants. want to know if it ...
  A: So much depends on the individual dog. Just as with people, there are different levels of ...
peeing5/19/2008
  Q: my daughters 5 year old Westie is peeing on my daughter and my grandaughter and around the house, he ...
  A: First, the dog needs to be examined to be sure that he does not have a bladder infection or bladder ...
My dog is peeing in my bed while I'm sleeping in it!!5/19/2008
  Q: My almost 3 year old Chihuahua has been peeing on my bed while we sleep in it!! I was out of town ...
  A: First, have her examined to be sure that she doesn't have a bladder infection. A dog with a bladder ...
spayed dogs5/19/2008
  Q: the fmly just adopted a female pup, well, we think she shd be 8 mths old. she has been spayed so ...
  A: If you are positive that she has been spayed, then, no, she cannot come in season because her uterus ...
Diarrhea/Ticks5/18/2008
  Q: My dog has had diarrhea on and off for about three days; now I'm not sure if one has anything to do ...
  A: You need to fast him for 24 hours before starting him back on a bland diet as his gut needs a chance ...
Odd behavior in Lab5/18/2008
  Q: Within the past week our male Lab (2 1/2 years old)has been having accidents in the house (poop and ...
  A: A change in potty habits, if it isn't due to physical reasons (such as a bladder infection), is ...
Demodex Old English Sheepdog5/17/2008
  Q: We've had a sick dog since December...After seeing several vets and getting many misdiagnoses we ...
  A: I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help as what you are asking is really a vet question. The only ...
How long does parvo virus last in a yard?5/16/2008
  Q: 4 years ago, I had a dog that died of parvo virus. I was wondering if there is a chance the virus ...
  A: Parvo is a nasty virus that is extremely hardy. I have heard that it can survive heat and cold for ...
Saint bernard puppy diagnosed with Rickets5/16/2008
  Q: Rosco-- is going to be 6 months old soon.He was an extremely weak puppy.He was nothing but bones ...
  A: If your puppy is on puppy food, get it off immediately! A giant breed puppy should not eat anything ...
anal gland5/15/2008
  Q: My dog has had her anal glands expressed and still scoots. Also; she seems very anxious these ...
  A: Anal glands fill back up within a few days, so if she is having a problem with them, they may need ...
Dog vomiting5/15/2008
  Q: My four year old siberian husky started throwing up today it is all liquid with a white mucous ...
  A: He obviously has an upset tummy, but you are prolonging it by letting him eat grass and tank up on ...
my german shephards aggressive to other dogs....5/13/2008
  Q: i've done ton's of research... and had a behaviorist.. i live in germany so i felt the language ...
  A: Yes, I have had occasional dogs like that, but mine usually weigh 15-18# and it is not that ...
Housebreaking5/12/2008
  Q: I have an ll month old Yorkshire Terrier. I started with crate training as a puppy and he has done ...
  A: First, make sure that your puppy doesn't have a bladder infection. If your vet declares him healthy, ...
Golden Weak Hind Leg5/12/2008
  Q: Looking for some advice. I have a 9yo Golden that slipped on the hardwood floors on Wednesday and ...
  A: Absolutely dogs can pull a muscle; they can do anything we can. Try to figure out *where* your guy ...
lhasa apso hair5/11/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old lhasa apso. I have been trying to grow out his hair, but I am a beginner and I ...
  A: When you say "grow it out", do you mean like a show coat? That is a lot of work! I would probably be ...
feeding a fussy newbown shizu5/11/2008
  Q: My friend gave me a shizu puppy, i think it's about 7-8 weeks old. I really don't much about it's ...
  A: At this age I do like to see a puppy eat as much as it can, within reason of course, but I can ...
1 male 2 female dogs5/10/2008
  Q: We adopted a purebred Beagle that was abused (yelled at, kept in a kennel. We are introducing him ...
  A: It usually takes longer than three days to get dogs to adapt to each other. Just give it more time. ...
swollen belly5/10/2008
  Q: I have a 10 yrs old toy schnauzer and i noticed that her belly is swollen. Sometimes it feels hard ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian. There could be a couple different things going on. ...
shaving a St. Bernard5/9/2008
  Q: I was told that the best way to clear up my rescued St. Bernard's skin problems is to shave her all ...
  A: You need to try to figure out WHY your dog is getting these hot spots. Since she gets them in the ...
My sheppard's hurt leg5/9/2008
  Q: My Sheppard is 1 yrs old and she hurt her left leg a while ago from jumping up at bugs in the air ...
  A: Yes, she needs to be iced at least twice a day if you can figure out where to apply the ice. Gently ...
TRAINING AN ADULT DOG5/9/2008
  Q: A week or so ago I took in two Chihuahuas from a woman who could no longer keep them. They are ...
  A: If neither dog is housebroken at the age of two, lots of luck with that! I wonder if she wasn't ...
Breeding5/7/2008
  Q: Can a fixed male dog lock with a female? I have a male shih tzu that is 6 years old. I had him ...
  A: Yes, this is totally possible. All neutering does is make a dog infertile (after several weeks); it ...
worms??? anD nightmares???5/7/2008
  Q: "hi I'm Joanna 13 years old from Philippines.I have a one month old pup and shes a female kiwiray ...
  A: Joanna! All the things Kiwiray is doing when she sleeps is perfectly normal. Some dogs will even ...
small dogs. .5/6/2008
  Q: Heyy . . this isn't a medical question. . but i was wondering if you where able to help. . i'm ...
  A: Most of the smaller breeds are going to be noisier than larger ones. I am extremely fond of ...
dogs5/6/2008
  Q: I am going to see a snoodle thursday and would like your opinin on that kind of dog, i understand ...
  A: A schnoodle is a mixed breed dog that is a combination of schnauzer (usually miniature) and a ...
My daughter's pit bull5/6/2008
  Q: My daughter's pit bull has a raw red patch on his left lower back just above his tail area. He has ...
  A: This could be a hot spot, mange, a fungal or bacterial infection, or fleas. Your vet needs to see ...
loss of fur5/6/2008
  Q: I have a boxer she is about 5 years old in the last 2 weeks she has been losing her fur around her ...
  A: This will most likely take some testing by the veterinarian to determine the problem. It could be ...
Dog"s blood in urine5/5/2008
  Q: My beach has a bladder infection. She was given an antibiotic called mox...and I also gave her ...
  A: If your bitch still is showing blood in her urine after being on the amoxicillin for the entire ...
Nursing dog5/5/2008
  Q: I have a nursing miniature schnauzer. This is my first time doing this. Can you tell me why ...
  A: Nursing bitches always (or should) clean up after their puppies. If they didn't, the den would soon ...
Please help with potty training tips for my adult dog!5/5/2008
  Q: about 7 month's ago I adopted a min-pin mix from the pound. He (Norman) is the sweetest little dog. ...
  A: The problem with doggie doors is they do not teach a dog anything; they just allow access to and ...
pale gums5/5/2008
  Q: My golden retriever has pale gums should I be worried? What can I do for this?
  A: If his gums have always been on the pale side, I wouldn't be too concerned, but you should have the ...
dog pregnancy5/4/2008
  Q: my dog is 66 days pregnant today she had an ultra sound and the vet said sh eis having a small ...
  A: This is getting to be a bit on the late side, but still not abnormal. Count the days again to be ...
new nursing dog5/4/2008
  Q: My White GErman shepherd just had pupies 5 days ago.She was pregnant with 7, she delivered 4, then ...
  A: I have never heard of a bitch doing that, and I would be concerned that it would get chilled being ...
8 week old female shitzhu5/4/2008
  Q: I just brought my new puppy home on fri. She is an 8 week old female shitzhu. She has done great ...
  A: Has she been checked for worms? Be sure to take a stool sample in for examination. What is pepzide? ...
dog mammary gland5/4/2008
  Q: my yorky had one (1) puppy, and most of her breasts are swollen and lumpy, is there a tool to drain ...
  A: Just keep moving the puppy around to make sure that it is utilizing all the nipples. Sometimes they ...
Yorkshire terrier bitch coming of age?5/3/2008
  Q: and thankyou in advance for your reply. We have a 10 month old Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua cross ...
  A: Yes, she is in season, and the word you are searching for is "vulva". You need to keep her confined ...
Protruding Penis5/3/2008
  Q: Karen, I don't have a question. I really just wanted to thank you. My Yorkie's penis hangs out all ...
  A: I'm glad to hear that my comments were useful to you and Rudy. Just be sure that you keep the hair ...
unwanted peeing5/2/2008
  Q: I have an 8 1/2 week old Vizsla pup. She keeps wanted to pee on her beds, pillows, blankets, and ...
  A: This truly sounds like marking, but that is unusual in a puppy this young. She sounds like she might ...
Grooming question5/2/2008
  Q: I am getting a Havanese puppy that I will want to learn to trim myself. I would like her to have a ...
  A: The combs really work the best with #40 blades (which clip VERY close by themselves; a #30 will also ...
shitzue puppy5/2/2008
  Q: hi my puppy is 3 months old in human years at what age can he have puppies he a female dog and how ...
  A: Your shih tzu puppy can have puppies whenever she comes in season, so she needs to be spayed before ...
Cocker Spaniel in Heat5/2/2008
  Q: We have resuced a female Cocker Spaniel. We already had a male at home. We saw last week that she ...
  A: No, there is not. That is what males DO when they are around bitches in season. And the bitches can ...
what age to take from mommy5/1/2008
  Q: I got a free puppy from a neighbor and he is almost a month old is he too young to be taken from his ...
  A: Puppies should remain with their mother and littermates for at least eight weeks so that they can ...
Beard and Feet Discoloration5/1/2008
  Q: My miniature schnauzer is 5 years old - 6 months ago his white beard started turning a dark red ...
  A: The staining is generally due to the pH of the dog's saliva, which is affected by either water, ...
2 year Old Cavalier Crying and Whining5/1/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old male King Charles Cavalier. He is the second one I own. His "brother" is a ...
  A: You don't say what is setting him off, but my best advise is to get him into obedience classes for a ...
Housebreaking a year old dog in apartment condo4/30/2008
  Q: I have a one year old shih-tzu x bichon cross who is puppy pad trained. However, I would like to ...
  A: I would absolutely give it a shot, but you may find that she will not be totally reliable in the ...
Dogs4/30/2008
  Q: I have a male dog who is 3 yrs old and was neutered in dec 2006 and a female that has not been ...
  A: A neutered male may still have some viable sperm for a few weeks/months after being neutered, but ...
Seizures4/29/2008
  Q: For the past 4 months my 14 year old chuhuahuah mix has been having seizures. She loses her balance ...
  A: At your dog's advanced age, I sincerely doubt that there is much hope of her recovery. She might ...
Heavy Panting, Shaking, Whining, Limping4/29/2008
  Q: My 13 yr old Maltese has been having some strange problems lately. For the past week or so, he will ...
  A: These are pain or stress symptoms; I, like the vet, am going with pain since you are also seeing ...
schnauzer housebreaking4/28/2008
  Q: We have a 6 yr old female schnauzer who was housebroken. She was easy to housebreak. We have a doggy ...
  A: It is obvious that something about your current setup is extremely upsetting for her. I think you ...
Mini Schnauzer Allergies4/28/2008
  Q: My pup is just over a year old and we have been battling allergies for about 4 months now. We have ...
  A: Allergies can be caused by absolutely anything, and the only way to really figure out the cause(s) ...
dog-dewormed4/28/2008
  Q: Once a puppy has been dewormed. How long when results will be noticable
  A: A dog that is infected with worms needs to be wormed 2-3 times to be sure that all parasites are ...
slobbering4/27/2008
  Q: i have a Weimeraner and he is about a year or so old and he has been drooling a lot lately. does he ...
  A: All dogs should have free access to water, particularly on warmer days. Some individuals, and some ...
sedative for male dog4/27/2008
  Q: we have 2 springer spaniels, 1 male and 1 female. The dog is not neutered and my vet advised me to ...
  A: It is always better to spay the bitch BEFORE her first season as it cuts down the incidence of ...
broken ear?4/26/2008
  Q: I do not think this is as medical question, bgut if you feel if is please tell me! My cairn terrier ...
  A: It is not unusual for puppy ears to do strange things, but if it was damaged during play, it ...
male dog going crazy4/25/2008
  Q: i have two dogs about the same age, male and female. The female is now in heat. the male dog has ...
  A: Do you have a relative who can take him for about three weeks? Your only other option is to board ...
Changes in "housetraining" habits4/25/2008
  Q: We have a 3 1/2 year old Sheltie that was easily housetrained and up until about a month ago he ...
  A: Your sheltie's boarding adventure has obviously thrown his potty habits off, so you need a brief ...
Basics for a struggled future dog owner4/25/2008
  Q: First of all, I would love to sincerely thank you for being a person that can help others in times ...
  A: And here I was just thinking that I would answer one last question before doing dogs and going to ...
4yr likes to masterbate4/24/2008
  Q: my 4yr fixed pomeranian masterbates all the time with his mouth and gets his whole thingy out i yell ...
  A: Sometimes when a dog starts this behavior, for any reason, it can become a habit. Yelling at him ...
dog drool4/24/2008
  Q: We have a 4 year old chocolate lab (at least that is what the human society told us when we adopted ...
  A: Dogs drool when they eat, drink, exercise or pant, and some individuals or breeds will be worse than ...
plant safety4/24/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you have an idea what to plant around our 5 foot fence to keep the kids from ...
  A: If these kids belong to the next-door neighbors, I would have a talk with the parents. With most ...
6 year old poodle having weird episodes4/23/2008
  Q: She also shakes while this is happening. It only happens for about 5 minutes and then she is fine ...
  A: This could be so many different things, but it certainly puts me in mind as to when my sciatic nerve ...
My 1 year old yorkie4/23/2008
  Q: well i have a yorkie that i adopted when he was 6 months he was house trained and had 1 accedent! ...
  A: First, make sure that he doesn't have a bladder infection. (I know... he is doing both, but if he ...
9 month old black lab hair loss4/23/2008
  Q: My 9 mos old lab is losing his hair. We live in Phx, AZ and the weather is getting hotter. he is an ...
  A: Dog shedding is triggered by light and lengthening days, not heat. He could also be blowing his ...
older dog in heat4/22/2008
  Q: My golden retriever is 11 years old and a couple of weeks ago she went into heat. My vet told me ...
  A: No, it doesn't sound like arthritis, but it DOES sound like pyometra, a uterine infection.... which ...
dogs fighting4/22/2008
  Q: i have to jack Russell mother and daughter in the last 8 months they are having big fights and the ...
  A: You could wait it out and see if the spaying cuts down on their hormones, but chances are it won't ...
chihuahua is sick4/22/2008
  Q: I got a chihuahua yesterday he is almost a year he has been throwing up mucus and having bloody ...
  A: Return this dog to the breeder or rescue you bought this dog from and get your money back. Someone ...
Pregnant dog has fleas now!!!4/22/2008
  Q: I know you are not a veterinarian but I need help here. My miniature schnauzer girl is pregnant at ...
  A: Treat ALL of the other dogs with Frontline or Advantage, and bathe the pregnant bitch, shampooing ...
My family of dogs4/22/2008
  Q: I have four maltese and a cockapoo and a rat terrior and am looking to retire in Jamaica. I spoke ...
  A: You need to find out the exportation requirements from your state's local USDA ...
dog vaccinations4/20/2008
  Q: can a puppy have its second vaccination before it is 10 weeks old in high risk circumstances? thanku ...
  A: This is a question for your veterinarian, but I never inoculate mine more often than 3-4 weeks ...
People Food4/19/2008
  Q: We recently got a 1 1/2 Chihuahua mix from the pound. He's a wonderful dog, except someone has fed ...
  A: He has no respect for any of you as alpha as he is obviously blowing you off when you tell him to do ...
Male dog won't stop humping4/18/2008
  Q: I have an Olde English Bull Dog who is about 4 or 5 years old. I got him when he was 2 and was not ...
  A: Your male may not be the problem. If I were you, I would get your bitch into the veterinarian for a ...
My Shih Zhu4/18/2008
  Q: Just recently my 2 years old Shih zhu has starting licking everything when he outside, Lightpostson ...
  A: He is either missing something in his diet, or has some form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Try ...
aggressive schnauzer4/17/2008
  Q: I have adopted a 4 year male (neutered) schnauzer within the last month from a no kill shelter. I ...
  A: The talking is purely schnauzer. With some, one can totally carry on a conversation. I've been ...
runt black lab puppy4/16/2008
  Q: i have noticed that the runt in my dog abby's litter of 11 seems like she doesnt want to play around ...
  A: There is nothing mentally wrong with your puppy. It has one or more physical problems and NEEDS TO ...
dog interaction4/15/2008
  Q: I adopted an 18 month old full bred boxer named Bella from my friends cousin, shes a very active ...
  A: Without actually seeing what the dogs were doing it is hard to say what the dogs' intent was. There ...
Aggression4/15/2008
  Q: We have just got a jack russell cross puppy. He is just over 9 weeks old and full of fun. we also ...
  A: Some older dogs are just NOT good with puppies, and there is nothing to be done about it. My second ...
new adoption4/15/2008
  Q: we are about to adopt a 16 month old begal springer spaniel mix. They say he is loveable, ...
  A: It is impossible to determine the nature of a mix-breed dog since that is purely genetics. Yes, some ...
What breed of dog?4/15/2008
  Q: I'm at a loss as to what kind of dog I should get-and I'll give you background info I'm 26 and ...
  A: Well, you made this easy<G> If you are partial to Boston Terriers, why not get one of those? It is a ...
Anxiety - Severe4/15/2008
  Q: "Hi, I have a "special" lil' shitz - she/Bo Jangles is 11 months old and the runt of a litter of 5 ...
  A: Sometimes there is not a lot one can do when one gets a dog that acts up that severely. Something ...
Dog Growling4/15/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old Standard poodle puppy who in the past few days I have noticed growling at my ...
  A: Yes, you absolutely should be concerned. We had a four-month-old schnauzer puppy come into rescue ...
Too Long in the Crate4/14/2008
  Q: My wife and I are thinking of bringing a miniature schnauzer into the family and want him to live ...
  A: Frankly, I think you are both gone too long each day to have a dog (unless one of you can come home ...
training the wild dog4/14/2008
  Q: my dog remained stray due to a bad mastre n now is with me,after 10months of pain. her eating sytles ...
  A: First of all, if the dog has a uterine and intestinal infection, she needs to be spayed as soon as ...
What should you look for in a dog?4/14/2008
  Q: We are looking for a dog right now. We have 4 children under the age of 8. We would like a ...
  A: That rather depends on the type of hunting the hunter in the family plans on doing. Labradors are ...
dogs4/13/2008
  Q: How long do dogs have to be walked
  A: I guess that depends on the reason for walking the dog in the first place. If one is walking it ...
bichon friese4/13/2008
  Q: hi i am curious to find out when a bichon friese coat begins to look curly as my 7 month old tilly ...
  A: If your dog's coat is still straight at this age, I doubt it will ever change. (I am assuming that ...
joints4/12/2008
  Q: I have an almost 2 yr. old male English springer spaniel. He runs, jumps, perfectly fine. I do ...
  A: First of all, Science Diet is pretty much garbage across the board. I couldn't find a real list of ...
congestion in Dogs4/12/2008
  Q: I have a 2 yr old Boston terrier I adopted form a shelter. he constantly sound congested. First vet ...
  A: Since your vet said that his nostrils are okay and not closing up on him as he breathes, and the ...
neutering4/12/2008
  Q: Can you please tell me the average cost of neutering a small yorkie, and the pros and cons in having ...
  A: You will have to call around to the various vets in your area to discuss the cost of neutering as ...
my puppy has worms i think4/11/2008
  Q: my chichuaha puppy is 16 weeks old and has been very ill for the last 3 dys. He has lost alot of ...
  A: YOU ABSOLUTELY **MUST** GET YOUR PUPPY INTO THE VET ASAP! You are losing him! It sounds like he is ...
Jack russell pregnancy4/11/2008
  Q: I think my Jack Russell is pregnant, she is only about 9 months old. But she just keeps getting so ...
  A: First, you must take your bitch in to your vet to determine if she is indeed pregnant or merely ...
6 yr. old Black Lab4/10/2008
  Q: My husband and I have a 6 year old black male lab. He was just neutered in Feb. of this year. His ...
  A: Your dog really needs to be diagnosed by a veterinarian... which I am not. And I would go to a ...
Aggresseive dog4/10/2008
  Q: My west highland terrier is 1 and a half yrs old, and although has always been a dominant puppy ...
  A: This could be due to his age... as he now leaves adolescence and enters adult maturity. Some ...
help4/10/2008
  Q: I just got a 6 week old puppy a week ago, I have been taking her outside every 1-2 hours, or when ...
  A: First of all, you got your puppy about two weeks too early, and that is a lot of your problem. She ...
I dont know who to ask4/9/2008
  Q: I have a almost 6 year old Beagle/bassedhound/cockerspainel mixed dog. And I came home yesterday, ...
  A: She could have pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve, done something to her back (pain radiates out), or ...
HELPPPPP4/9/2008
  Q: i have i siberian huskie girl pup. she is 7 months old. i think she is going to go in season but im ...
  A: Anytime after five months of age one can expect a puppy bitch to come in season, with 6-8 months ...
PEEING4/9/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 10 MONTH OLD MALE CHIHUAHUA. WE TRAINED HIM TO GO OUTSIDE IN A LANI ON A PAD . HE TRAINED ...
  A: Please have your dog checked by a veterinarian as he may have a bladder infection. Also male dogs ...
rear dewclaws4/9/2008
  Q: My 7 month old Shi Tsu has rear dewclaws. We are having him nuetered and the vet has suggested that ...
  A: It really is better to remove those rear dewclaws. It is very easy for them to be torn if they ...
boxer pup bad front paws4/9/2008
  Q: i have a boxer pup who looks like if his front paws are broken but doesn't cry he walks like if he ...
  A: What has your veterinarian said about this? It sounds as though your puppy has been on a very bad ...
Luxating Patella4/9/2008
  Q: My dog Charlie who is a little over a year old has been diagnosed with luxating patella. I read an ...
  A: Glucosamine/chondroitin is good for bones and joints, particularly in older or very active dogs. A ...
Lactating supposedly spayed dog4/8/2008
  Q: My dog was supposedly spayed at 4 months,she has never shown signs of being in heat and has not been ...
  A: A mild form of false pregnancy is sometimes seen in bitches spayed early. It has to do with the ...
female minuture pincher4/8/2008
  Q: When ever are pet cockatiel moves around her cage she furiously barks at it and bares her fangs.She ...
  A: The best way to get a dog to like its crate is to feed it in there, and to give it a small treat ...
My new black lab puppy4/7/2008
  Q: I just got a 8 week old female black lab. I bought her a kennel and I put her in there at night to ...
  A: First, I would be sure to feed her all her meals in there so that she becomes more comfortable with ...
my dog lucy4/7/2008
  Q: what is the life spa of a dog. my dog is 15. love maria xx
  A: The life span of a dog can really vary. The smaller dogs tend to live longer than the very large ...
care4/7/2008
  Q: I had 2 questions: 1-what to do/not to do in order not drawing attention of unattended dogs 2-what ...
  A: I am assuming that you are walking with your dog. Frankly, I have found that the best thing to do ...
dog food4/7/2008
  Q: does u/d prescription food dissolve bladder crystals
  A: S/D is the one that dissolves struvite stones and crystals. U/D is for other urinary problems. It is ...
Older dog/peeing problems4/6/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old female pug/rat terrier. Routinely, when I come home I let the dog outside. ...
  A: You need to go outside with her or watch her to make sure that she is urinating. You cannot praise ...
why?4/6/2008
  Q: why does my dog poop out blood ?
  A: Your dog can have blood in its stool for many reasons. It could have parasites like whipworm, a ...
Breeding Pugs4/6/2008
  Q: I have been thinking about breeding my pug once she comes into heat but i have been reading a lot ...
  A: I don't know that I would say "good chance" of dying, but, yes, there is always that risk anytime ...
Pulled Muscle on my dog4/6/2008
  Q: I have an American Bull Dog who yesterday all of the sudden could not put pressure on his back ...
  A: No, you need to ice him down if you can figure out where the injury is. Gently run your hand all ...
my dog used bathroom on floor when i was sleeping. should we punish her?4/5/2008
  Q: Hey i have a 6 year old shih tzu and she won't bark to let me know she needs to go pee! she did that ...
  A: Once the dog has an accident in the house or destroys something, it is impossible to punish it ...
i have a min schnauzer4/5/2008
  Q: do you know anything about "liver shunts"?
  A: Liver shunts can be a problem in MS as they are hereditary. Some shunts can be surgically corrected, ...
blood in dogs urine4/4/2008
  Q: I have 3 wonderful dogs, and recently discovered urine in about 12 different places in my basement, ...
  A: The dog most likely has a bladder infection, although there is always a possibility that it might ...
he won't go in front of us4/4/2008
  Q: my yorkie won't go potty in front of us -- beleive me, he can out-wait us - the longest I'VE lasted ...
  A: While I've never trained a dog to potty on pads, I would do it exactly the same way as though I was ...
Great dane toe4/4/2008
  Q: I have a one year old great dane that broke his middle toe, It does not seem to be healing the vet ...
  A: Yes, the snow and ice could indeed be irritating his pad. I would call the vet and pick his/her ...
6yr JRT compatible w choc lab pup?4/3/2008
  Q: I nursed him back to health and have babied him since, I am always home too so he is a constant ...
  A: You haven't written anything that would make me think that your dog has separation anxiety, but he ...
BAD SKIN4/3/2008
  Q: I WAS HOPEING YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO CLEAR THEM UP AS I LIVE IN THE UK IT WILL HAVE TO BE ...
  A: Unfortunately, I have no idea what is available to you, and I don't know what a "stop" is due to our ...
peeing on my bed4/3/2008
  Q: Tausha 9 months old I got here when she was 8 weeks.Dalmation and pittbull mixed she does not pee in ...
  A: You don't say if she is spayed or not, but some spayed bitches will "leak" on occasion when they are ...
Terrified of Stairways4/2/2008
  Q: I have read up on dogs being afraid of stairs but my story may be a tad more complex. I have a 2 ...
  A: You've got the right idea, but you need to increase the reward. Make it something that he really, ...
Looking for help with my year old Red Doberman.4/2/2008
  Q: .. I have a year old Red Doberman that has recently started to regress in her training. She is ...
  A: Some dogs need to be reminded of their housebreaking periodically, so just crate her again at night ...
Black Miniature Schnauzers4/1/2008
  Q: I am looking to adopt a male black miniature schnauzer. I was speaking with a breeder yesterday ...
  A: One color is NOT more aggressive than another. However, a particular breeder's dogs might be more ...
dog licking4/1/2008
  Q: My boyfriend's dog is a great dog but he licks everyone all the time. We are trying to find a way to ...
  A: Dogs lick because it shows submission. If you are hollering at the dog to try to get it to quit, it ...
My German Shepard3/31/2008
  Q: I have Rusty, a 13 year old German Shepard who I love. She has hip problems and we have her on ...
  A: What did you try wrapping it with? I would try Vet Wrap, which sticks to itself. Just don't wrap it ...
Separation Anxiety3/30/2008
  Q: We have just recently received a miniature schnauzer puppy. He is 8 weeks old. Everything seems to ...
  A: First of all, give him his last feeding as soon as you get home, and cut off his water by 8PM. At ...
Two dogs3/30/2008
  Q: We have decided to purchase a miniature schauzer for our family. My husband wants to purchase 2. ...
  A: There is nothing more wonderful than having two schnauzers! BUT.... never buy two from the same ...
Maltese3/30/2008
  Q: I have a Maltese who is now 2 years old (Bella, a female) who I adore. She weighs 3 kilos and is ...
  A: Weight is dependent on the size of the dog and the amount of bone it carries. Maltese should be ...
crating and potty training3/29/2008
  Q: Brittan, I ran across this website as I was browng for information about a new ...
  A: Here are a couple good sites on housebreaking: ...
Shedding and Moving dog outside3/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old mix who I have let live inside our house. She has a very bad shedding problem ...
  A: There is no way to prevent shedding, indoors or out, as it is dependent on day length (light). ...
Teeth chattering - Miniature Schnauzer3/28/2008
  Q: Cassie is 13 years old and has been in excellent health all her life. Only last nite I noticed the ...
  A: I wonder if she doesn't have a loose tooth in there that is bugging her and her "chattering" is ...
Brussels Griffon black hair w/ grey undercoat3/26/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old black and tan Brussels Griffon puppy. I noticed about a month ago the hair on ...
  A: Stripping will definitely help this, but you do need to keep raking that undercoat out. What I do ...
allergies3/26/2008
  Q: My 14 month old male (s&p coat) is showing allergic type reactions of mostly scratching and biting. ...
  A: Your dog really needs allergy testing to determine exactly *what* he is allergic to. It could be ...
2 year old male pug mix3/25/2008
  Q: Our little pug mix is always licking/playing with his penis which is quite embarrassing at ...
  A: That is fairly normal male behavior, although some will do more than others. You might want to check ...
21 month old female boxer no heat yet3/25/2008
  Q: she is getting ready to turn 21 months old and has not had a yeat yet. i had a female that had a ...
  A: She could have been having silent heats, but since you have other dogs, you would have most likely ...
Pebbles the Pug3/24/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old pug named Pebbles. I know you may not know much about heat cycles, but I had a ...
  A: Is her vulva swollen? Put a tissue around your index finger and insert it into her vulva. If it ...
my howling miniature schnauzer3/24/2008
  Q: Thomas at the moment he is driving us crazy by waking around 4.00a.m in the morning howling and ...
  A: This could be possible if he is still intact. If he is neutered, it is unlikely. Tell your husband ...
two puppies at once?3/24/2008
  Q: Our family is about to adopt a beagle puppy. Our 15 year old son would like his own to raise, bond ...
  A: One should never buy two puppies from the same litter at the same time. They tend to bond to each ...
Old dog hates new puppy3/24/2008
  Q: Ok, I have had Rascal since 2002, and got a new puppy 2 weeks ago. The puppy is now 13 weeks old. ...
  A: If you want to try to work this out, make sure they are both neutered (the puppy in 4-5 mos.), and ...
stinky dogs3/24/2008
  Q: I have a male cairn terrier. he has that dog smell alot stronger than my other dogs[2 female poms ...
  A: Give your groomer a call and ask what she does. It may be the shampoo she is using, and you should ...
when do male boxers drop testicals?3/23/2008
  Q: I ask this because my male boxer is about 8 and a half months old and he shows no sigh of testicals. ...
  A: Testicles are generally in by five weeks of age. Sorry, but your dog is not breedable as he is ...
3 yorkies3/20/2008
  Q: I have 3 full grown yorkies and eversince I got them all I have been feeding them is hard food. The ...
  A: You really do not need to vary a dog's diet. Mine eat Eagle their entire lives, and most of them ...
dog food3/20/2008
  Q: i just want to know what is the best dog food out there. I read about your other info. I have 2 ...
  A: It sounds like a pretty decent food, but it is higher in protein and fat than I like to feed.... ...
Notorious Humping Yorkie3/19/2008
  Q: I don't know where to turn. My 3 month old Yorkie is a Notorious Humper. His little penis was ...
  A: Get your little stinker into obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in Life is Free" with ...
2yr Maltese Pooping in Crate3/18/2008
  Q: My 2yr old female Maltese has recently started pooping in crate when we are away at work. She has a ...
  A: Dogs don't really do things out of spite, although it is easy for us with our imaginations to twist ...
Dogs Cohabitating3/17/2008
  Q: I have a 13 month old male german shepherd that just had puppies with my female. I wanted to keep a ...
  A: It really depends on the dominance levels of the two males, but I think they would get along better ...
6 months yorkie-poo throwing up3/16/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old yorkie-poo and at first he throw-up yellow water but now he is throwing up his ...
  A: Whenever a dog starts throwing up, it needs to be fasted for 24 hours in order to give its gut a ...
dandruff on standard schnauzer3/14/2008
  Q: I have a 14 month old purebred black schnauzer who has dandruff and sheds. I previously had a ...
  A: Although Royal Canin sounds like an okay food, this could be dietary. You might try putting him on ...
whining in kennel3/13/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr. old miniature poodle who has always slept in her crate at night and stays in it ...
  A: Feed her in her crate, take her to obedience classes, and start practicing "Nothing in Life is Free" ...
Potty Training a New 1 yearold Puppy3/12/2008
  Q: I just adopted a 1 year old puppy about a week ago. I need help. She potty's everywhere in my house, ...
  A: The only really good way to housebreak a dog is by using confinement, such as a crate. She MUST be ...
Doberman3/12/2008
  Q: I also am a volunteer on 'Experts'. I thought I would try and see if you have any ideas on our ...
  A: This sounds exactly like something that went through a few of our dogs here this past winter. A skin ...
DOG WONT STAY IN YARD3/11/2008
  Q: I HAVE 4 SIBERIAN HUSK. THAT GO OUTSIDE BUT ARE ALSO INSIDE A PART OF THE TIME.WE HAVE INVISIBLE ...
  A: Either put in a real fence or put a second gate in your kennel run (a second bit of fencing with a ...
raising 2 pups together3/11/2008
  Q: I have a silky terrier that is 4months and a rat terrier that is 8weeks old. I am not sure how to ...
  A: The very worst thing one can do is to bring in two puppies at the same time. As you are discovering, ...
karen brittan3/11/2008
  Q: my dog seem to love her poo i tried beeting her to it and pick it up but most times she wins she is ...
  A: Two things you can try. One is to put something like "ForBid" in her food to make her stools ...
biting boston terrier3/10/2008
  Q: our 3 yr old boston just started biting - 1st it was the vet and now it has been 3 little 10 year ...
  A: You have no question here, but I will assume that you want to know what to do about the biting. ...
my new home and my dog3/10/2008
  Q: my dog use to sleep with us inside the house. Now that we moved to a new home my dogs now sleeps in ...
  A: The problem is that the house is new for her, too, and she feels abandoned as everything is ...
Teaching an old dog new tricks3/10/2008
  Q: My husband has a 13 yr old cocker/retriever mix. She has been confined to the kitchen because she ...
  A: If the dog has been doing this for 13 years, there is no way you are going to be able to retrain ...
Maltese vs Mini Schnauzer3/9/2008
  Q: My wife and I would like to get a new dog. We want something small that will live with us in the ...
  A: Well, there is a solution to your problem<G>. Get one of each! LOL! Schnauzers can be prone to some ...
frequent bowel movements3/9/2008
  Q: We have a 4month bullmastiff named Beowulf (Woofy) Over the past week he has had frequent bm's ...
  A: Take a stool specimen in when Woofy goes in for his examination and then you should know if he has ...
dog diet3/8/2008
  Q: My mother has her 105 pound black lab on a chicken and brown rice diet, with some beans thrown it. ...
  A: This is not a nutritious diet, as a dog needs more than meat and rice and a bit of beans. Add some ...
odor in a dog3/6/2008
  Q: a friend owns a spayed female chow around 6 years old. the dog is healthy. there is no loss of ...
  A: The dog may need her teeth cleaned, anal glands expressed, or maybe she just needs a good bath. I ...
rescued dog 4 years old3/5/2008
  Q: when im sleeping at night pearl will sleep next to me in a ball then when i move her a liitle away ...
  A: Some dogs are just snugglers and are not happy unless they are in contact with another. The colder ...
Dogs biting another in the household3/4/2008
  Q: Karen I really need your help. I have 3 large dogs. One is 11yrs old and a female lab. We have ...
  A: First, is Troy neutered? That should help, but it does take time for the testosterone levels to ...
minuture snawzier3/3/2008
  Q: how much little ceasers dog food soft only should my 22lb miniature snawzier eat in a day.
  A: The feeding directions call for 3 or 3-1/2 "trays" for every 10 lbs., which means your dog should be ...
teath3/3/2008
  Q: ok i have a 4 and a half month old cocka poo. And he lost two teath today and they looked like they ...
  A: Yes, this is perfectly normal. He is starting to lose his baby teeth and get in his adult teeth. ...
Hair problems on a Schnauzer3/2/2008
  Q: Karen and thank you for taking the time to answer people's questions. Me and my partner are renting ...
  A: Your English is far better than my Spanish! Don't worry about it... ;o) The shedding out on the ...
My 3-year-old female chihuahua refuses to "go" outside ... What now?!3/2/2008
  Q: Before I start... I know you have answered a similar question about a male Chihuahua around the same ...
  A: First, you need to shovel a spot for her in the snow so that she has a spot to potty. Then you need ...
MY DOG JUMP ON EVERYONE3/1/2008
  Q: i HAVE A YEAR OLD WEIMARANER WHO HAS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF ENERY. i HAVE HAD HER SINCE SHE IS 8 ...
  A: Get her into on-going obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in Life is Free" with her. ...
Recently neutered dog3/1/2008
  Q: He was not neutered, so we neutered him right away approx 2.5 weeks ago. He has fully recovered, ...
  A: No, I don't think that is true, but I think it may be that the recent pain, etc. in the neutered dog ...
male chihuahua3/1/2008
  Q: I just found a little male chihuahua. I've had him for about 3 hours now and noticed that his ...
  A: That all depends on whether or not he is doing it intentionally or if some skin has inverted into ...
dashschund2/29/2008
  Q: I adoped a 3 year old weiner dog from llrescue this past Nov. Have had no problems until lately. ...
  A: This could be due to something in the food that he is not tolerating well. I have seen/heard of that ...
10 month old female Wheaton starting to poop in the house2/28/2008
  Q: ..I housebroke my dog when she was 6 months old and then we got an invisible fence and she was fine ...
  A: She probably pooped in the house because she was spayed yesterday. She is in a lot of pain, is ...
female dog w/ teat discharge2/26/2008
  Q: My 4 year old Pekingese appeared to have enlarged teats and I was concerned that she was possibly ...
  A: You do not mention if your bitch is spayed or intact, but I will assume that she is intact. If she ...
liver2/25/2008
  Q: I have a 12 year old mixed mutt. she has been on Metacam for 12 months now and has been doing great. ...
  A: Excessive panting is generally due to environmental changes, but in some instances can be due to ...
scared/shaking 10 yrd olf dog, 2am last 10 nights2/24/2008
  Q: I have a male Australian Sheperd that is almost 10 years old. In the last 6 months he started ...
  A: Dogs are naturally den animals, so going into a smaller space can be very comforting for them if ...
what is the best food2/24/2008
  Q: I am getting a 9wk old male miniture schnauzer and with all the artical about what to feed your ...
  A: First of all, keep your puppy on whatever the breeder is using for the first few weeks so as not to ...
DANGEROUS FOOD FOR DOGS2/24/2008
  Q: IS IT HARMFUL FOR DOGS TO EAT PEANUTS
  A: Peanuts aren't harmful per se, but in spite of being somewhat high in antioxidants, they are very ...
dachshund2/23/2008
  Q: My minature wirehaired dachshund has diabetes,he is now losing all his fur. Is this connected? Any ...
  A: There are two things you should have your vet check your dachshund for.... one is Cushings Disease ...
My dog is acting strange2/21/2008
  Q: About a week and a half ago I came home and he was behaving strangely. He would scream very loudly ...
  A: It is time for a second opinion elsewhere. I highly suggest a veterinary chiropractor. ...
Breeding yorkie2/21/2008
  Q: I a have a 1 year old male yorkie weighting in at 5 1/4 lb and a female yorkie who is 4 1/2 lb. She ...
  A: There is always a concern when the male is larger than the bitch, but a lot of it depends on the ...
about pugs2/21/2008
  Q: should pugs eat only dogfood?can they drink milk?
  A: No, dogs cannot tolerate (cow) milk; it will give them diarrhea. A dog should only be given a ...
nails2/20/2008
  Q: my dog will not let us clip her nails she fights and bites but she is very small less then 10 lbs. ...
  A: You need to get this dog into obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in Life is Free" with ...
pottying my puppy2/16/2008
  Q: I have a mini Schnauzer. She indicates she has to go potty but when I take her outside she gets ...
  A: Have patience with her. All those smells are like reading the newspaper for her. Sniffing is ...
My female border collie2/16/2008
  Q: My female Border Collie will not breed. She will come in but everytime my male Collie gets close to ...
  A: I also had a bitch here I could never breed for the same reason. She would attack the males through ...
4 1/2 month dog in heat2/15/2008
  Q: I rescued a mixed dog and I think she is in heat. Isn't this young? Should I be concerned?
  A: Yes, it is a bit young, but I have seen some come in at five months. It could be that she has a case ...
puppy pee pee2/14/2008
  Q: My 10 month old shipoo is still doing her number 1 and number 2 in the house She goes outside and ...
  A: You need to crate-train her and USE IT when you cannot watch her. She should not have run of the ...
mating/toilet training.2/13/2008
  Q: i have a male jack russell and a female patterdale terrier. my patterdale had her season over ...
  A: It is not too common, but bitches can occasionally have what is known as a "split season". The bitch ...
4mo old Keeshond - separation anxiety?2/12/2008
  Q: Our puppy and yes I know he is still a puppy is crated when we are away from home. He holds it all ...
  A: I am going to guess it is "just puppy" as when they gotta go, they gotta go. You may not be totally ...
Why does my dog urinate in her crate?2/11/2008
  Q: I have 2 9 month old boxer bitches (sisters) - they are great and are quite well trained. In the ...
  A: First, have her/them examined to make sure that there is not a bladder infection or something going ...
MINI dachsund2/10/2008
  Q: can i breed two dapples?
  A: No, it is not wise to breed two dapples together unless one is a very experienced breeder and knows ...
Irish Red Setters - Breeding2/10/2008
  Q: Does anyone know when is the best age to breed a red setter, we have two the male is 9months old and ...
  A: The dogs shouldn't be bred until they have cleared all their health checks. They need to be X-rayed ...
boston terrier...get along with a boxer??2/8/2008
  Q: I have a year old boston terrier... i am about to buy a young 3-7 month old boxer... both are ...
  A: I would be extremely leery of getting a male boxer to go with your Boston terrier as I know of a ...
shith tzu dogs2/8/2008
  Q: I just had my shith tzu puppy shaved for the first time. I was very surprised to see so many spots ...
  A: All colors are acceptable under the shih tzu breed standard, but the front legs should be straight. ...
housetraining an 4 year old adopted miniature schnauzer2/7/2008
  Q: I adopted a male miniature schnauzer a week ago and can see I have a lot of work to do with Henry. ...
  A: Bless you for adopting these dogs! First of all, the weakness in Henry's back legs could be from ...
Grooming--Airedale2/6/2008
  Q: I'm using the "stripping" technique to groom my Airedale. I have a set of stripping "knives" but ...
  A: You absolutely do NOT want to sharpen your now well-broken in knives! When stripping knives are ...
Shedding2/6/2008
  Q: I have a Lab and a rat terrior/beagle I was told to put eggs in there dog food to help the shedding ...
  A: Unfortunately, these are breeds/dogs that shed, and now that our days are getting longer, nature ...
boxer/retriever2/6/2008
  Q: I've had piss test, blood test, feces test and changed his diet to a more mild dog food. The vet ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, so I cannot diagnose anything, but I would take copies of all that ...
irritated skin2/6/2008
  Q: Recently I gave my Pug a new bone that she she tried to bury in the carpet. By repeatedly rubbing ...
  A: Unfortunately, there isn't anything you can do except keep her from repeating any of that behavior ...
sick dog2/5/2008
  Q: I am thanking you in advance for your time and expertise. I have a 15mo. old Mini Schnauzer ...
  A: First, have you talked to your vet about this? **Do that** as it could possibly be related to the ...
Minature schnauzer 1 year ole2/4/2008
  Q: How many times a day should the dog be walked. If I put him in a crate at 11:30 at night and take ...
  A: Well, he doesn't have to be walked, but he should go outside to potty sometime between 7-8 in the ...
BOSTON TERRIER/BICHON FRISE2/4/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 6YR OKD MALE BICHON AND A FRIEND OF MINE HAS A FEMALE BOSTON TERRIER,, WE WERE THINKING ...
  A: Why on EARTH would you want to do that? Your friend would most likely end up paying for a C-section, ...
boxer eyes2/4/2008
  Q: I have two boxers 10 weeks old and they always have red looking eyes in the morning with gook coming ...
  A: Yes, dogs can get conjunctivitis (known as pink eye in people), and it is the most common eye ...
lump on back2/4/2008
  Q: my dog had teeth cleaned and a small cist in mouth removed 3 days ago. They tranquilized, used a ...
  A: Call your vet up and ask where those injections were given and tell them about the lump. If the lump ...
Two male basset hounds2/3/2008
  Q: Have two male bassets.....one we recently purchased (in May) from France (unsocialized somewhat) at ...
  A: I suspect that the two boys are at the same level of dominance, even though the older one initially ...
biting2/3/2008
  Q: Our Our Shih-Tzu has just starting to bite at 3 yrs old, the groomer this trip my husband at night ...
  A: First have the vet give your dog a thorough examination, including checking its thyroid and teeth, ...
getting a new dog2/3/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old, female mix dog. She is a mix of chow, doberman, beagle, and terrier. I was ...
  A: In most instances, it is better to mix the sexes as the males usually defer to the bitches, but ...
When do I know our dog is ready to breed?2/3/2008
  Q: In addition to the answer given by another reader, I had a question about when our chi is ready. She ...
  A: No, brothers and sisters should NOT be bred as you can end up producing all sorts of health ...
Bathing and gas2/2/2008
  Q: I just adopted a cocker spaniel and he is 2yrs old and really sweet, i just saw that he was recently ...
  A: No, he should NOT be bathed until he is totally healed from his surgery. However, there are various ...
Miniture Schnauzer2/2/2008
  Q: I just got a 15 week old miniature schnauzer from a breeder and she is scared of everyone and ...
  A: This could be a case of bad genetics, but it sounds like this puppy has had absolutely NO ...
please help2/2/2008
  Q: I wanted to know if lhasa apso with get along with german shepard? i have 2 yo lhasa apso and wanted ...
  A: The dogs should get along just fine as long as one is more dominant and the other more submissive. ...
dog vomit2/1/2008
  Q: My small cock-a-poo has been what apears to be throwing up for about a week now. I thought it was ...
  A: The fact that he has been throwing up for a week and a piece of plastic was found in some of it ...
chihuahua2/1/2008
  Q: I have a long hired chihuahua who obsessed with licking. It's one thing to lick people - we can make ...
  A: Apparently dogs can also have obsessive-compulsive disorders, and there are drugs available from ...
NUTRITION1/31/2008
  Q: I HAVE A SAINT BERNARD THAT JUST TURNED A YEAR OLD. I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE BREEDERS TO KEEP HIM ON ...
  A: I think I would take him off of the puppy food. They are finding that the giant breeds need to be on ...
itchy armpits1/31/2008
  Q: my chorkie (Chihuahua x yorkie)has itchy armpits. The vet says it could be a number of things and I ...
  A: If the itching is caused by environmental allergies, bathing might help. But be careful that it ...
Re: hello1/31/2008
  Q: Me and my husband are adopting two Toy Poodles today,and we do not know anything about them like ...
  A: Your breeder should be able to answer all your questions for you. You should keep them on whatever ...
Bedtime Problem w/Schnauzer1/31/2008
  Q: We have a 3 year old schnauzer who just recently started this strange behavior at bedtime. Normally ...
  A: Suggestions? Go to BED! It is apparently past your schnauzer's bedtime<GGGGGG> LOL! Seriously, ...
WORRY1/31/2008
  Q: i have 3 dogs i had them since they were small now I'm facing financial problems that we need to ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear that you had to place your dogs. I am sure that they are all doing just fine ...
3 yr old male chihuahua, previously house-trained is now peeing all over the house1/30/2008
  Q: Until recently, my three-year old chihuahua was perfectly trained to go either on a mat in the ...
  A: First of all, if he isn't neutered, he should be as that might help. You need to start housebreaking ...
My Dog!1/29/2008
  Q: Okay, I've just about had it with my dog. He's an 8 month old maltese. If it's not one thing it's ...
  A: 1. Pick up his poop as soon as he eliminates so there is nothing to munch on. Try sprinkling ...
Jealous dog1/28/2008
  Q: We have had Harley (the male) 7 years and Cricket (the female) just over a year. Harley has been ...
  A: This is very unusual as males generally defer to the bitches and rarely fight with them; in fact, ...
growling sisters1/28/2008
  Q: We adopted two 9 wk old shih tzu's. They are 8 months old. About 2 months ago, they have started ...
  A: Spaying them might help, and that is certainly the first thing I would try. As they enter ...
border collie benjie1/28/2008
  Q: benjie is one an half,loyal, well behaved an loved.he loves to play with my daurghter of 3, he gets ...
  A: Many dogs are nosy-bodies and need to know what is going on in their surroundings. Border collies ...
Our Yorkie Puppy1/28/2008
  Q: Our yorkie x bichon puppy has just finished her first heat and now she had 6 bruised nipples and a ...
  A: The nipples do enlarge with maturity (the top two are usually fairly useless and remain smaller than ...
Min Pin Treats1/28/2008
  Q: I Just got a 10 week old Mini Pin and was curious if it was ok to feed him small Raw Hide bones? ...
  A: They are okay as long as you supervise so that he doesn't soften them so much that he can start ...
Puppy Food1/28/2008
  Q: I will be bringing home a puppy schnauzer in 2 more weeks. What is the best natural puppy food I can ...
  A: If you want the best, I highly recommend one of the Eagle formulas. http://www.eaglepack.com/ I ...
Worms in 8 weeks old puppy.1/27/2008
  Q: I have a puppy that will be 9 weeks old tomorrow. Apparently she has never been wormed before in ...
  A: Has she had a wellness exam with your vet since you brought her home? She should have also had a ...
confused1/27/2008
  Q: do dogs mate for fun even when bitch is not in heat?
  A: No, they do not, and, actually, they cannot as they can only penetrate the bitch when she is in ...
Pooping in the house1/27/2008
  Q: About a year ago my 13 yo dog started pooping in the house. She has never done this before and there ...
  A: Your veterinarian is most likely right about this. Old dogs sometimes just don't have the control ...
St Bernards1/27/2008
  Q: We have 4 dogs. 1 rottie mix ,1 GS, 1 queenslands heeler and a Saint Bernard. They 4 acres to run ...
  A: Frankly, it is impossible to correct something without knowing the cause for it. You seem to have ...
fearful dog barking1/27/2008
  Q: My daughter stays at sitters that have a great dane. I have been taking her there for weeks, and ...
  A: Yes, the treats should help, but the dog needs to come to you... not you to the dog. Pull up a chair ...
Bald Patches1/26/2008
  Q: recently one of them has got to identical bald patches on either side of her back legs, one bigger ...
  A: There is nothing related to schnauzers that I am aware of, and in fact, everything I can think of ...
my first puppy1/26/2008
  Q: I am soon going to be buying a 12 week old maltese puppy.COuld you please tell me when and how often ...
  A: Your breeder will be helping you with a lot of this information. By the time you get this puppy, it ...
my yorkie is always itching her eyes, why?1/26/2008
  Q: I have a 6 year old female yorkie and for the past couple of years she has been itching her eyes to ...
  A: You need to get her into a veterinary ophthalmologist to determine WHY she is scratching at her ...
second dog1/26/2008
  Q: I have a 6 year old female mini schnauzer, and would like to get a second one. We don't know ...
  A: The best combination is male/female, as long as the female is spayed, as most males will defer to ...
miniature schnauzer swollen limb1/26/2008
  Q: I have a 10 year old miniature schnauzer with swollen left rear leg. I have taken her to the vet ...
  A: This certainly sounds like some sort of infection to me. Is it possible that the dog could have ...
food1/25/2008
  Q: what should i feed my one month french poodle, who is no longer with his mother? should i give him ...
  A: This is WAY too young to remove a puppy from its mother and littermates! The puppy needs to be ...
Our Labrador-skin issues1/25/2008
  Q: Our lab has rounded sores with hair loss and itchiness. one of her elbow is bloody, because of ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian so I haven't a clue what this could be, but "rounded sores" made me think of ...
eclampsia1/25/2008
  Q: my mother just had 4 puppies 13 days ago. 2 nites ago she was in emergency overnight due to calcium ...
  A: It will take a couple weeks for her to dry up. If you can devise some sort of "pajamas" for her so ...
dog harness1/25/2008
  Q: i have a male miniature schnauzer he will be 3 in april. he had access to a fenced yard until he ...
  A: I hate harnesses as I think they encourage a dog's pulling and build up the front end of the dog. ...
Sheltie's Potty Problems1/25/2008
  Q: My 2 year old sheltie has two issues the first is one he has been doing since he was a puppy - he ...
  A: Some boys are just sloppier than others, and there is nothing to be done about that. As to the ...
3 yr old chocolate lab1/24/2008
  Q: she is constantly biting and itching herself vet said try kangaroo food that didnt work also used ...
  A: Allergies are not always caused by food. She needs to be tested to try to determine exactly what is ...
Is Fresh Oranges and Fruits1/24/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old Dachshund who is an indoor dog. He loves fresh fruit oranges, peaches, ...
  A: Absolutely no grapes or raisins! The others are fine **IN MODERATION**. You want to be careful that ...
house training a seven month old puppy1/24/2008
  Q: We currently have our puppy in the garage. We thought we had him on a system where we were taking ...
  A: When dogs are given too much freedom, be it garage or house, they learn to eliminate there. He needs ...
skin irratation/food1/24/2008
  Q: hey karen...i was given a dog...shes 14months old...shes white with brown or black spots on skin? ...
  A: I have no idea what your dog is. She is most likely a mixed-breed as most people won't give away ...
Older Dog1/24/2008
  Q: We have an older dog. Her name is Dixie and she is going to be 23 years old this year. She is a ...
  A: What a remarkable age to have gotten Dixie to!!! Unfortunately, when an elderly dog stops eating, ...
Mini Poodle Grooming1/23/2008
  Q: Mostly the lamb cut with clippers that have the comb attachments. Because I wasn't sure I would be ...
  A: I would recommend one of the two-speeds, and then it is just a question as to whether you would ...
ROTTIES HAVING PUPPIES1/23/2008
  Q: I HAVE A MALE AND FEMALE ROTTI AND I DONT KNOW THE FIRST TIME THEY GOT LOCKED AND KNOW I BELIEVE SHE ...
  A: What should you do? It's a little late now. She is probably pregnant, and everything may work out ...
1 Year Old Shredding Lab1/23/2008
  Q: We have a 12 month lab who we have been leaving out of the crate for 3 months. Even though we give ...
  A: Having free rein of the house is a privilege that must be earned; it is not a right. He has now ...
Electric Fence and Bark Collar1/22/2008
  Q: I have a dog who wears a collar for an electric fence and she's starting to have a problem with ...
  A: A citronella collar might work for the barking, but there is nothing that works for both. You need ...
puppies1/22/2008
  Q: I will be breeding my dog this weak and want my puppies to come out as healthy as possible.What can ...
  A: It's a bit too late now, but she should have had a health check by your veterinarian, examined for ...
breath1/22/2008
  Q: we have a 2 year old mini dachshund "bella" we love her to death but her breath is enough to kill us ...
  A: Lift up her lip and take a look at her teeth, particularly her molars way in the back. Those teeth ...
Little Shih Tzu1/22/2008
  Q: We have a 3 year old Shih Tzu that has recently (within the last 6 months) become very aggressive ...
  A: Obedience class is really where you need to start, and you might be able to find something in your ...
schnoodle puppy1/22/2008
  Q: What am I doing wrong she will be 3 months old on the 23rd of Jan. I stop giving water about 7-7:30 ...
  A: First, make certain that she does not have a bladder infection. A lot depends on how she was raised ...
MY DOG1/21/2008
  Q: MY DOG HAD PUPS ON THE 5 JANUARY 08 AND HER TITS ARE VERY RED AND SHE IS SHOWING SIGNS OF HURT WHEN ...
  A: She needs to be confined so that she cannot get away from them. They need to nurse frequently from ...
male schnauser1/21/2008
  Q: My six year old male has started to mark his territory daily. We have a 1yr old female who is spade. ...
  A: A few things.... get him neutered and start kicking his ass outside; if it is cold where you are, ...
dog sneaking on/off bed1/21/2008
  Q: I have a dalmation about 8 years old that always is going on the bed to sleep when we are gone. ...
  A: Closing the door is the obvious way to keep her off the bed and out of the bedroom, but if you don't ...
new mom1/21/2008
  Q: My boxer had pups on Tuesday 15th. I noticed that they were extremely dehydrated about 2 days after ...
  A: The easiest way is to tubefeed the puppies, and if you or your vet do not know how to do this, you ...
old jack russell - what to do?1/21/2008
  Q: So we have a 14 year old jack russell. She is loosing her bladder constantly all over the house. Pee ...
  A: Your dog is going downhill the very same way my first schnauzer did. I would suggest you try a ...
My dog1/20/2008
  Q: Sadie my dog is consapated, yesterday she tried to go and could not I looked and she had started but ...
  A: Normally I would tell you to feed her a tsp. or so of canned pumpkin (the real thing, not the pie ...
please help1/20/2008
  Q: that i am topdog ,so when he growls at me i chain him up as punishment is that the best way also how ...
  A: No, chaining him up is not going to teach him anything, and it certainly isn't going to help his ...
Spooked dog1/20/2008
  Q: We just witnessed something similar that you described. We were lying down on the bed, our 5 month ...
  A: Some of us who are more spiritual believe that dogs can sometimes see things that most of us cannot. ...
my two dogs are fighting1/19/2008
  Q: i have an English and a french bulldog that have been living together for the last 2 years,they have ...
  A: Neutering usually does work, but it takes longer than one or two weeks for those testosterone levels ...
Labrador destroying Wood1/19/2008
  Q: I have a 8mnth lab, who has just been neutered (with hopes he calms down). He has a walk for at ...
  A: What you did wrong was to get a Labrador Retriever, of potentially field lines (meaning a more ...
dog grooming1/18/2008
  Q: I'm a new dog owner and i would really like to know if there is a way to use every day house hold ...
  A: You can bathe your dachshund puppy every couple weeks with a good-smelling shampoo, but be sure that ...
Schnauzer Grooming1/18/2008
  Q: I have 2 miniature schnauzers...the salt & pepper is hard coated and a black that is soft coated. I ...
  A: Those soft coats can be a real <expletive!>. Make sure that you have a pair of heavy-duty clippers, ...
my new puppy1/18/2008
  Q: I have a 2 yr old female big dog (mixed from the pound) and a 10 year old male dauchshund. We have ...
  A: A dog only does what it is allowed to do. You've got a training collar on the mix; put a leash on, ...
My Shih Tzu has colored botches on her skin1/18/2008
  Q: I have an 8 month old shih tzu who has developed what looks like birth marks on her tummy. It ...
  A: She is a bit young for what some of us call "liver spots" (like in people... dogs get those, too), ...
hair loss1/17/2008
  Q: our little girl Axle (red healer short hair)jumped up on the bed, and sliped and fell backwords.She ...
  A: This is going to be purely a guess since your vet seems to have already tested for the obvious. ...
potty training my yorkie1/17/2008
  Q: We have an 11 month old yorkie beagle mix. During the summer last year we kept her in a crate ...
  A: A few months ago, you had a puppy that was fairly well housebroken, and then one day you suddenly ...
shih-tzu1/16/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old female shih-tzu and a 2 month old male shh-tzu, my female is always eat her ...
  A: Puppies, like toddlers, like to experiment and put everything into their mouths. Unfortunately, ...
Boxer licks feet all the time1/16/2008
  Q: My parent's own a 3-year old boxer and are heavy smokers. My mom said that their dog has been ...
  A: Yes, foot licking generally is related to allergies. Dogs can be allergic to absolutely anything; it ...
potty training1/16/2008
  Q: how do you train a dog to go outside when she has been trained to go on a pad inside? She is a puppy ...
  A: You don't say how old she is, but if she is an older puppy, this can be very hard to break. Basic ...
exessive slobbering in a lab1/16/2008
  Q: I have a lab and I notice he slobbers alot. This usually happens after he eats and drinks. Sometimes ...
  A: I sincerely doubt that this is rabies. Some dogs just slobber more than others due to the way their ...
aggressive biting1/16/2008
  Q: I purchased a 10 week old Maltese puppy (female) from a breeder 2 weeks ago. She started out as the ...
  A: Personally, I would return this puppy and get your money back. This is NOT normal behavior, and I ...
DOGS PENIS1/16/2008
  Q: MY DOGS PENIS WAS HANGING OUT AND IT DRIED AND SWOLLEN AND WOULD NOT GO BACK IN HE HAS BEEN NEUTERED ...
  A: It is not unusual for a male's penis to come out of its sheath; they do this frequently when they ...
Old dogs pooping in their bed/room at night1/16/2008
  Q: We have two mini dauchunds, one is 16 the other 15. We keep them in the house during the day, and in ...
  A: These are very old dogs, and old dogs don't always have a lot of control. That is a simple fact of ...
Dog urinates at night1/16/2008
  Q: I adopted a 6 year old pomapoo three months ago. He has been in three different homes in the last 6 ...
  A: It sounds like part of the problem is your feeding schedule. What goes in, must come out... and not ...
Dog Whining1/16/2008
  Q: I have a Foxteriour who has been whining since we lost our other dog it's been about two months. We ...
  A: Your dog is missing his best friend. The solution is to get another dog or to take him to the local ...
dog 4 months old and no shots1/15/2008
  Q: I bought a golden retriever. He was smelly and looked like he was in a pretty bad place. He is four ...
  A: I guess I am also wondering, "what were you thinking?!" No, this is most likely not parvo; he would ...
chihuahua from an "unclean" breeder1/15/2008
  Q: My boyfriend recently bought me an 8 week old Chihuahua, who I adore, however there's one problem. ...
  A: If you've had this puppy for two weeks already, you should be making further progress than this as ...
Yorkie Hair1/15/2008
  Q: What is the best thing to use to pull back my 4 month old yorkies hair? The little bows they sell ...
  A: Those really do tend to stay in the best, but you could try little hair clips and see if those will ...
How big will my Yorkie get?1/15/2008
  Q: I bought a Pure Bread Yorkie, he is 9 months old now. I took him to get groomed this weekend I was ...
  A: Just as with us, size can also vary in our dogs, purebred or not. It is all a matter of genetics. I ...
groomimg and winter1/15/2008
  Q: Karen , I have a 1 year old Cocker Spaniel. We thought for his b-day , we would give him a good ...
  A: Frankly, I have yet to see the dog who enjoyed being groomed, so that is a pretty lousy birthday ...
WALKING A PUPPY1/15/2008
  Q: I HAVE, A 3 MONTH OLD SHEPARD/ROTTI MIX I HAVE HAD HER FOR 1 MONTH NOW , WHEN I TRY TO TAKE HER ...
  A: This is a normal phase for her age. I'm not sure of her size, but what I do with mine the first few ...
food1/14/2008
  Q: I have a multipoo male 1 year old , He hardly eats his food he is not gaining wait he now weighs 5 ...
  A: How much is "eating hardly at all"? A 5# dog really shouldn't need much more than a 1/4 cup of food ...
7 month old springer spaniel separation anxiety1/14/2008
  Q: Our 7 month old Springer Spaniel puppy, Remy, was kenneled in the house with his mother and litter ...
  A: It sounds like you have the right idea with your dog. Keep everything very low-key and totally ...
inflamed paw1/14/2008
  Q: My standard poodle has an inflamed area around one of his toe nails. I noticed it because he was ...
  A: That is certainly a possibility if the skin was accidently broken, but I am more concerned that ...
FEMALE LASA APSA1/14/2008
  Q: MY DOG ROSIE IS 2YRS OLD I NOTICE SHE LICKS HER PRIVATE AREA ALOT.SHE IS NOT IN HEAT.IS THIS NORMAL?
  A: Some bitches just like to keep themselves clean, but this could also be indicative of an infection ...
Blisters/boils around dog mouth1/14/2008
  Q: My cocker developed blisters and some rather larger ones around her mouth. She was uncomfortable ...
  A: My first thought was, "What did that dog get into?" Do you have any poisonous/toxic plants in the ...
pregnant bitches1/14/2008
  Q: My 12 month old bitch (jack russell) is i think pregnant. lots have people have been telling me she ...
  A: Eleven-year-old girls can get pregnant, too, but it doesn't mean they are ready to become mothers. ...
not eating1/13/2008
  Q: My 15yr. old toy poodle eats sporadically, down to skin and bones. Drinks water,tried all kinds of ...
  A: Unfortunately, you are dealing with an old dog, and much of this is pretty typical when it gets to ...
White husky1/12/2008
  Q: Our husky-named snow- has developed a pink rash on belly and on back leg. Also, she has light pink ...
  A: Unfortunately, only a veterinarian can diagnose what your dog's rash might be. A staph infection, ...
my dog has a old scab1/12/2008
  Q: Miss Becky, My 25 month year old Pomeranian PRINCESS!!! Had a tick on the back of her neck. It ...
  A: The scab will come off in time once the area under it heals up. In the future, smother the tick with ...
Yorkie behavior1/11/2008
  Q: Where we live it is winter. we have two yorkies and a standard male poodle. Our youngest female ...
  A: Some do it because of inadequate diet, but most do it because it has simply become a really bad ...
Barking1/11/2008
  Q: I have a Jack Russell and she is 10mths old. My husband wants me to get rid of her because she ...
  A: First you need to get the dog into on-going obedience classes. Then you need to start practicing ...
breeding labs1/11/2008
  Q: My 3yo female is soooooo ready and the 2yo male can't figure it out! It's the first time for both ...
  A: Some males are just a bit slow to mature, not only physically, but mentally as well. He might do ...
12 week Yorkie Poo1/11/2008
  Q: I have been reading your site and I know more than I have learned in the 1 week I have had my 12 ...
  A: This is a matter of personal preference, and only one that you can answer. Personally, I would ...
my maltese1/11/2008
  Q: kind reguards linine
  A: They can exhibit very strange bizarre behaviors when they come in season. My first bitch was ...
min pin tail1/10/2008
  Q: we just got a 6 week old male min pin and her tail was not docked and we would like to have it ...
  A: Yes, it can still be done, but it is now major surgery since it is an amputation due to the puppy's ...
Itching and eating his hair (fur)1/10/2008
  Q: We just got our Norfolk Terrier less than a month ago. I changed his food from the breeder's Purina ...
  A: This might be allergies to something in the new food, but I doubt that it is because the area that ...
heart worms1/10/2008
  Q: How else can i get rid of dog worms other than taking him to the vet?
  A: You cannot. Eliminating heartworms is a very dangerous procedure and must be done under the ...
puppy whining when we go for a walk1/10/2008
  Q: "Hello, I have a German shepherd/Irish wolfhound mix, he is 11 weeks old. He doesn't seem to like ...
  A: This is pretty typical behavior at this age. In the wild, young canids are starting to explore ...
Stud fee1/10/2008
  Q: My female yorkie whelped her first litter yesterday. Unfortunately the litter consisted of one ...
  A: The contract with the stud owner (which should always be in writing and signed by all parties) ...
House Training1/9/2008
  Q: I have a Johnson American Bulldog. He is a fullbred dog; about a year and 3 months. He is ...
  A: If he has run of the house, and goes into the office to potty, block that area off so that he cannot ...
troubles potty training pitt pup1/9/2008
  Q: I got a brindle pit almost two weeks ago, my husband use to raise pitts and said his pitts were ...
  A: Well, Melissa, I am Karen, not Nancy<G>, but I will answer your question anyway. :) Listen to your ...
Agressive 1yr old male boxer1/9/2008
  Q: We have a 5 yr old german shepherd and a 1 yr old boxer (both males). The boxer has been in the ...
  A: Neutering both dogs might help, but it does take time for all that testosterone to dissipate, and in ...
my dog is very sick cannot afford a vet1/9/2008
  Q: my 2 year old dog that weights about 4 lbs. started throwing up occasionally 1 week ago something ...
  A: Expensive or not, if you don't get her into a veterinarian, you could well lose her! She is probably ...
mini schnauzer1/8/2008
  Q: i am in the process of adopting a mini schnauser and was wondering how i can tell if it really is a ...
  A: When adopting a rescue, it can sometimes be hard to tell if it is purebred as schnauzers are very ...
A bit of everything..1/8/2008
  Q: I recently purchased an 8 week old maltese x shih tzu. She's now 11 weeks and I think Im doing ...
  A: First of all, get yourself the book, "How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With", by Rutherford and ...
Frequent Puppy Urination1/7/2008
  Q: We trained our 9 week old granddog for three days before she went to be with her "parents". During ...
  A: Yes, it is quite possible that she could have a bladder infection. Bitches have a short urethra and ...
Pomeranian Poop Mania!1/7/2008
  Q: We have male and female Pomeranians that are just about 5 months old. They share a small pen in our ...
  A: Your puppies have learned some very bad habits that are going to be very, very difficult to break, ...
weight1/7/2008
  Q: 7 month old yellow lab. She is currently 41 pounds is this a good weight because her brother is 72 ...
  A: I am not familiar enough with Labrador Retrievers to know if that is a good weight or not for her ...
collars1/7/2008
  Q: 18 mo old chihuahua , chews all his collars, suggestions, Metal collar? (which ?), slip collar ? ...
  A: Frankly, I cannot figure out how a dog can chew on his own collar when he is wearing it???!!!! My ...
MinPin Pooping in house again1/7/2008
  Q: 11 month old Min Pin has been using doggie door for 7 months to do her business. Now that the ...
  A: As I've said many times, doggie doors do not mean a dog is housebroken... it just lets them go in ...
Red bumps, flakiness, hairloss on my chihuahua1/7/2008
  Q: About a week ago, I noticed my male Chihuahua was chewing very aggressively on his backside, just ...
  A: It sounds like he chewed so much that he pulled or otherwise made his hair fall out. It should grow ...
blood filled lesion on dogs back1/7/2008
  Q: I recently noticed a spot on my dogs back. looked like a small hole. like maybe a bite from another ...
  A: This sounds like a cyst to me as they go through the exact stages you describe if they are expressed ...
Sudden fear of stairs1/6/2008
  Q: Our 6-year-old german shepard mix suddenly refused to come up the back steps of our porch. Finally ...
  A: My guess would be that this is due to pain somewhere and it hurts to go upstairs, or she has an eye ...
hyperventilation1/6/2008
  Q: i live in malaysia and my adorable 7 months old female schnauzer is bred here too. my only concern ...
  A: This all sounds perfectly normal. Dogs do "dream" and often jerk, run, or bark in their sleep; some ...
shitzu1/6/2008
  Q: hi can you give me any advice about my shitzu bitch who is 8 months old weeing on the sofa and bed ...
  A: First, have her examined to make sure that there is no bladder infection; this should always be done ...
high liver enzymes1/5/2008
  Q: my dog is 14 yrs. old, he has recently been hospitlized because he has started vomiting and could ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I am not a veterinarian so I cannot answer much of your post. However, I will say ...
convulsion1/4/2008
  Q: my name is daniela, and im from mexico... i have a question about my standard schnauzer. His name ...
  A: Seizures can have many causes, including hypoglycemia. Some are hereditary, some are due to ...
feeding1/4/2008
  Q: Our black lab (88.6 lbs.) gets to go for a 1/2 hr walk at least 3x's a week(depending on the ...
  A: It really is impossible to tell you how much to feed your dog since all are individuals with ...
what to feed my shitzu dog1/4/2008
  Q: my dog is 6 years old and i was told that the reason his eyes leak and stain his fur is because the ...
  A: "Leaking eyes" is not due to red dye in food. The dog most likely has conjunctivitis or distichiosis ...
wet eyes in shitzu dogs1/4/2008
  Q: What is the best way to control the wetting of the eyes in this breed. What is the best solution or ...
  A: If the dog's eyes are constantly running, it could be that it has conjunctivitis or possibly ...
my puppy's temper1/1/2008
  Q: my 7 month old golden retriever hasn't completed her shots, does this have anything to do with her ...
  A: No, it does not, but she should finish those shots so that she will be protected against distemper, ...
dog limping1/1/2008
  Q: We have a 7 yr old germ shep/ lab mix. She began limping on her front left paw 3 days ago off and ...
  A: Be sure to check each one of her toenails as she may have partially broken one. If that is the case, ...
Maltipoo menstruation12/31/2007
  Q: Buttin is a 9mo. old maltipoo. I didn't think about "when" to spay her since she's still very ...
  A: Well, in dogs it is called being in season or being in heat, and unlike people, this is the time in ...
lab with a tail problem12/31/2007
  Q: Our 3 year old lab seems to have a tail problem...she constantly chews at her tailand seems to have ...
  A: You should probably have your veterinarian take a look at her tail; maybe she has broken it in some ...
New Puppy very aggressive12/30/2007
  Q: We just adopted a lab puppy with a possible golden retriever mix. He is very aggressive. I have ...
  A: It would have been helpful to know how old this puppy is, but whatever his age, he will require a ...
dog Quirks12/29/2007
  Q: My dog Honey is a sheperd mix and she almost always has the tip of her tongue sticking out mostly ...
  A: I've wondered this, too, as I have had occasional puppies over the years who did this; I have one ...
spaying a mature dog12/29/2007
  Q: We felt we had no alternative but to spay our 9 year old dog. There were so many dogs hanging ...
  A: I would contact your vet about this as possibly "all the parts" were not totally removed (ie. some ...
muscle contractions12/29/2007
  Q: My 3 year old Australian Shepherd has developed a muscle twitch on her back. I can see the muscle ...
  A: One of our agility dogs who has muscle/back issues that crop up on occasion has a similar reaction ...
chihuahua12/28/2007
  Q: my 8 month old chihuahua has been in heat going three weeks......is this normal? what can I ...
  A: Most bitches are in season for a full three weeks, but some do go a bit longer so it is always good ...
help12/28/2007
  Q: not sure if uv heard of this b4 we have tried everythin.our 3yr old choc lab is house trianed 2weeks ...
  A: When a dog's potty habits change suddenly, he should be examined for a bladder infection. If there ...
Pooping in one place?12/28/2007
  Q: Is there any way to train my approximately 4-year-old cocker spaniel to "do his business" in only ...
  A: The only way to get the dog to poop in one spot would be to take him outside on leash every single ...
Princess Lick's Alot12/28/2007
  Q: My four year old poodle has always had a habit of licking, it started with licking her paws, licking ...
  A: I wouldn't be overly concerned about this as some dogs are just more "motherly". Many dogs lick ...
please help12/28/2007
  Q: hey i got a German Sheppard he is only 6 months old when i got him when we gave him food he started ...
  A: First, you need to get your dog into on-going obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in ...
is my dog prenant12/27/2007
  Q: my shitzu mated with another shitzu about two weeks ago, I would like to know how and when i can ...
  A: If your vet has good hands, he/she should be able to palpate the bitch at around 28 days and tell ...
pom 9 wks old12/27/2007
  Q: How often are you to deworm a puppy?
  A: Not at all if it doesn't have worms. Take a stool sample in to your veterinarian and have it ...
swolen and leaking nipples12/27/2007
  Q: We have a 13 year old mixed ( Yorky and schitue ) she has a big mass in one nipple the size of a ...
  A: Yes, the one is a tumor, but only the vet can say if it is cancerous or not. If she is not spayed ...
My 7 year old lab keeps attacking my 7 week old puppy lab12/27/2007
  Q: Please help, i dont know what to do My older lab keeps biting the puppy. First time he bit him right ...
  A: Frankly, some dogs just do not get along well with puppies. I think you should return the puppy ...
5 week old american bulldog mix12/26/2007
  Q: We brought home a new puppy. Just a baby. Only 5 weeks old. I am worried that she will not learn ...
  A: Boy, this is really too young to have brought this puppy home, and your fears are very valid. She ...
how much to feed a mini schnauzer pup 4mos old12/25/2007
  Q: I know this can very puppy is out at least four times a day and active I feed a high quality dog ...
  A: Yes, growing puppies do eat more than adults. The amount you would feed would depend on the size of ...
Discoloration of White coat12/25/2007
  Q: I used Frontline Flea/Tick on my puppy 2 weeks ago, he now has a dark/yellow coloration down his ...
  A: I have never heard of Frontline causing coat discoloration. You don't say how old your puppy is, ...
Vitamins/Supplements for Rescue Minpin Puppies12/25/2007
  Q: My minpin rescue group took in 4 puppies from a South Dakota breeder who couldn't sell them due to ...
  A: Don't assume this is nutritional; the puppies might have mange. I would have that checked first. And ...
7yr old Jack Russell on siezure medication12/25/2007
  Q: Finally had to put our Jack on medication, 7 seizures in 3 days. She has been on it for about a ...
  A: You need to talk to your veterinarian about this as the medication may have to be changed or ...
pregnant dog12/24/2007
  Q: My dog is about 55 days pregnant, give or take a few days. This morning I noticed that there is a ...
  A: Yes, it sounds to me like her water has broken... or at least is leaking. I would smell the fluid if ...
swelling, tail down won't sit12/24/2007
  Q: Yesterday my dog started sitting off to one side and seemed fidgety if we wanted her to sit. Then I ...
  A: A bladder infection is usually discovered when the dog starts urinating frequently, often ...
Mini schnauzer12/24/2007
  Q: I just got a 2 month old mini schnauzer and has been with me for almost 2 weeks now. My dilemma is ...
  A: Puppies are lots of fun! Getting us up in the middle of the night is pretty typical; they are ...
Mini Schnauzers and Shih Tzu12/23/2007
  Q: I have been looking for a cool little dog. I am torn between the miniature schnauzer and shih tzu. I ...
  A: Both breeds should do well with your criteria. Of course, I am partial to schnauzers as they are ...
puppie diahrrea12/23/2007
  Q: We just brought home a 7 1/2 week pitbull puppy. and on the 2nd day he started having diahrea. I fed ...
  A: First of all, he should be seen by a veterinarian to make sure that he is completely healthy. One ...
Female black lab12/23/2007
  Q: I bought a female black lab when she was 9 weeks old. She is very smart and listened well. She ...
  A: You need to work with her every single day. The puppy is testing you just as a small child does... ...
Labradoodle!12/22/2007
  Q: My male Labradoodle has six nipples is this normal?,and my male Labradoodle puppy breaths fast is ...
  A: That sounds about right, although I can't say that I've ever bothered to count the nipples on my ...
hiring grooming help12/22/2007
  Q: If i hire a someone as a contract worker to help me with my grooming business and train them to ...
  A: I guess that would depend on your arrangements. Whenever I've been bitten, I've always assumed it ...
Birth Defect12/22/2007
  Q: My 5 week old Chihuahua puppy does not have an anal opening.
  A: You don't have a question here, but I am going to comment anyway since I also had a puppy bitch with ...
larvae on dog12/20/2007
  Q: my dog had a hot spot on the top of tail next to hind side, a few days ago i noticed what looked ...
  A: You had better check with your vet on the best thing to put on him for this. I suspect the maggots ...
corgi food12/20/2007
  Q: i have a corgi that is overweight. i have tried several foods, both "natural" and low calorie. he ...
  A: Find a good food that he likes and which doesn't cause him problems. I recommend you check out one ...
Crate Urine12/20/2007
  Q: I have had my new dog now for about 3 months(Wheaten Terrier). At first I didnt notice it but then ...
  A: Once a dog has learned to be dirty in its crate there isn't a lot one can do about it. First I ...
I'M FREAKING OUT HERE.12/20/2007
  Q: TODAY HAS BEEN AS NORMAL AS ANY OTHER DAY. I GAVE MY 6 MONTH OLD PEKINGESE A BATH WITH HER USUAL ...
  A: Water in the ear usually makes the dog shake its head trying to get it out. This doesn't sound like ...
food aggression12/19/2007
  Q: my daughter has a westie that is about 10months old my husband n i just got a carien terrier that is ...
  A: Feed them separately in crates and you shouldn't have a problem. I wouldn't give any treats when the ...
is my dog sick12/19/2007
  Q: Last night my nine year old Lab woke us up panting,shivering and pacing all over, we let her out and ...
  A: She could have heard a sound that frightened her (is she sound-sensitive?) or it could be a pain ...
My dog Jake12/18/2007
  Q: My dog Jake is a golden retriever he was pre owned and we got him in the summer so Im not sure of ...
  A: Well, I wouldn't think that any lump would be "normal". It could be a cyst, or even something else. ...
dog warts12/18/2007
  Q: I have a 10 year old bichon. Lately, I have noticed warts appearing on various parts of his body ...
  A: Warts in people are viral, so I suppose they could be in dogs, too. Things like this certainly do ...
Accidents12/18/2007
  Q: My husband and I adopted a 10 month old yorkie-we have had her for about 5 weeks-she is relatively ...
  A: Much of this is because she is still a puppy. However, if her potty habits have changed, I would ...
anal glands12/18/2007
  Q: My minature schnauzer has just started to have her anal glands expressed, she scoots across the rug. ...
  A: Frankly, there are several foods out there that are far better than what you are currently feeding. ...
dogs suddenly jumping on couch12/17/2007
  Q: my two year old bulldog and her adopted sister (daushound) (we have had her for about a year and a ...
  A: Most dogs are opportunists, and now that your dogs have much more (unsupervised) indoor time, they ...
color of lab pup's eyes12/17/2007
  Q: they are 5 weeks old and still have blue eyes will this change soon?
  A: First of all, I don't know a lot about labrador retrievers, particularly in regard to eye color, as ...
Urgent Help needed - My German Shepherd dog has a serious hair loss problem12/17/2007
  Q: I own a short haired female German shepherd. She is around 15 months old. Of late, she has lost a ...
  A: German shepherds shed worse than just about any breed! (I used to own one.) If they are housedogs, ...
minature snauzer is biting12/16/2007
  Q: Our 18 month old snauzer is biting other family members when they try to pick her up when she is lay ...
  A: Part of the problem is that she never learned to inhibit her bite as a puppy... possibly she was ...
chihuahua12/15/2007
  Q: recently my 6 month old female Chihuahua started peeing on people when the were holding her. ...
  A: First, you need to have her examined by a vet to make certain that this isn't a physical problem, ...
my 6 week old springer spaniel12/15/2007
  Q: i have a 6 week old springer spaniel puppy and i am not sure what i can feed it. what can i feed it
  A: You should be feeding your puppy whatever his breeder told you to feed him as you don't want to ...
HAVE A PUPPY RESCUED A 10 YROLD SHIH STZU12/14/2007
  Q: i HAVE A 6 MONTH OLD SPANIEL SPRINGER AND JUST RESCUED A 10 YEAR OLD SHIH SZU. HOW CAN i GET THE ...
  A: Since the puppy was just neutered, he should be kept on the quiet side anyway. I keep mine confined ...
how fast should my pup grow12/14/2007
  Q: my pitbull is 10 weeks how soon should he start to grow
  A: He is growing all the time; you just don't notice it so much at this age. You should, however, see ...
Aging Dog Behavior12/13/2007
  Q: I have a 12 going on 13 in April Australian Shepherd female. She is fixed, and has been since she ...
  A: Nesting is very common in many dogs as they try to "fluff" their bedding before lying down... even ...
Placing Puppies12/13/2007
  Q: I have a litter of Mastiff Puppies. I have planned to keep them until they are at least 8 weeks ...
  A: As a breeder, you should not place them until they are at least eight weeks old, as they need the ...
How to reach my 1.5 yr old shar-pei/Mastiff to Bark at the Door12/12/2007
  Q: I read an answer you gave someone about "barking" and how to teach their dog to bark at the door. My ...
  A: Yes, that would be an excellent way to teach her. Since she already speaks on command, it would be a ...
dog growt12/12/2007
  Q: sir, i have 3 month old dalmatian puppy . she is small she have no any growth in my view i ...
  A: Here is a great link for you in regard to your puppy's growth: ...
boxer dogs12/12/2007
  Q: I have 2 boxer dogs a female 3 years old and a male that is 4 years old. They lived together for 2 ...
  A: Without seeing the interaction between them, it is pretty hard to guess what is going on. There must ...
Panic attack in a Yorkie first time mom12/11/2007
  Q: I have a almost two year female Yorkie that had three puppies very early Sunday morning. This is her ...
  A: No, this really isn't normal.... Maybe the first day or so, but by the third day all those hormones ...
Finding mate for my handsome stud?12/11/2007
  Q: How do i find a mate for my male 10 month old mini schnauzer?
  A: Chances are poor that anyone would want to use your male at stud since one can breed to the best dog ...
My puppy's first heat!!!12/10/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old cocker spaniel named Hershey. A couple of days ago I noticed blood on my sofa ...
  A: The average bitch is in season for three weeks, or 21 days, but a few can run a bit longer. They ...
crate training12/10/2007
  Q: i am reading for the 1st time ever the benefits of crate training. how long i guess i am wondering ...
  A: The length of time to continue crating a dog depends on the individual. I feel that it is best to ...
Akita breed12/9/2007
  Q: My neighbor has an Akita that is approx 3-4 yrs old. My neighbor is moving away and has offered the ...
  A: I've just done some quick reading up on Akitas, and I guess I would have to say that I think you ...
Fleas on 13 w/o puppy12/9/2007
  Q: Okay, I need some help here: I have a 13 w/o German Shepherd. I live in a house with my roommate ...
  A: We've gotten fleas here a couple times over the years, and really, the easiest way to eliminate them ...
Agressive dog12/9/2007
  Q: My dog (miniature poodle) is a very sweet dog and is very affectionate. We never have problems with ...
  A: Yes, it makes all the difference in the world. Dogs are pretty much domesticated wolves, not our ...
mean streak12/9/2007
  Q: I have a soon to be 6 month old male cocker spaniel and he is really the sweetest thing but lately I ...
  A: You need to assert yourself more and establish that you (all people in the family) are alpha and he ...
pet has a Very Mild ear infection12/8/2007
  Q: They said that they can clean his ear and give medication... but they were trying to charge me over ...
  A: A hundred+ bucks to swab out an ear and sell you some ointment?! Holy cow! I should have gone to vet ...
dog eats feces12/7/2007
  Q: We rescued a 1 year old Chihuahua from an abusive home,ever since we've had him(2 months) he has ...
  A: No one really knows why some dogs take up this nasty past-time. It is not uncommon for puppies to ...
Chihuahua scratching ME in the face12/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old chihuahua puppy and she often jumps on my lap and will paw at me when I'm not ...
  A: Well, this is a tough one.... we had a wonderful bitch we lost last spring who, when she got up in ...
tail docking12/7/2007
  Q: how much would it be to dock a 8 wk old min pin's tail?
  A: Prices will vary from vet to vet, and even by location. You need to call around and ask. Our ...
pooping in his cage12/6/2007
  Q: I have a flat coat retriever and he is about 9 months old, for the most part he has been a good dog, ...
  A: Have you changed his diet at all? Some foods will make a dog have to poop more often. Be sure he is ...
My friend's mini schnauzer12/6/2007
  Q: I'm writing on behalf of my friend whose mini schnauzer, Harley, has been having a problem with ...
  A: I've had dogs here who died of old age and never had their anal glands expressed. Some dogs do need ...
Spitting up12/6/2007
  Q: My mixed 10-lb. one and a half year old dog occasionally spits up brown substance...No other ...
  A: Brown substance? I cannot imagine what that could be unless he eats dog or cat stools on the sly. ...
begal/dashounds12/6/2007
  Q: i have a dog who is very skiddish around little kids and men she is a mix between a begal and a ...
  A: Well, for one thing, your Dad needs to stop sneaking up behind you! Your dog reacted the way she did ...
tibetan spaniel goes crazy12/6/2007
  Q: our son's girlfriend brought her 2 year old spayed female puggle and her 8 month old unneutered ...
  A: The first thing that must be done is to get this dog into the veterinarian right away for a thorough ...
1. baring teeth/nipping 2. doggy door/climbing fence12/4/2007
  Q: A few days ago my husband and I fell in love & rescued a 9 month old female Australian Shepard. We ...
  A: Did you get this dog from a legitimate breed rescue? It doesn't sound like they worked with this dog ...
dog shedding12/4/2007
  Q: While rubbing my dog on his neck & head, i noticed my hands covered in white powder. when i rubbed ...
  A: I haven't a clue what this is without seeing it, but it sounds like oily dirt/skin particles that ...
heat cycle12/4/2007
  Q: I have a Chihuahua that will be 2 in April 2008. She had her first heat cycle around her first ...
  A: Cycling every six months is very common. Four months, no. Coming in too frequently is a sign of ...
Aggresive pup12/3/2007
  Q: I have a litter of rottwieler pups. They are now 6 weeks old & one female in particular can be quite ...
  A: Your instincts are totally correct! NO WAY should this puppy go into a home with small children!!! ...
Neutered male12/3/2007
  Q: Our dog Winston is a male Newfoundland / Golden Retriever. We adopted him from a rescue shelter when ...
  A: Yes, neutered males can and will still breed... they just shoot blanks. Most will not show much ...
one month old puppy12/2/2007
  Q: is it to soon for a one month old puppy to be apart from its mom
  A: Yes, **absolutely** this is WAY too soon! A puppy should not leave its mother and littermates until ...
Dog house training12/2/2007
  Q: My 9 month old collie mix was really well trained. She heals, does tricks and responds to the word ...
  A: Dogs don't do spiteful; that isn't in their nature as they pretty much "live in the moment". Is ...
grooming a maltese's ears12/1/2007
  Q: my malteses (yes plural) are really great when it comes to grooming except for the ears. They hate ...
  A: Some dogs are just bad about ears and there isn't a lot to do about it. Some are more tolerant of ...
miniature dotson in labor12/1/2007
  Q: how can we help her to have her puppies 1st litter pregnant with small shawawee
  A: I don't totally understand your question. What is "shawawee"? If your bitch has been in hard labor ...
chew toys12/1/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old Brittany Spaniel, male. He is a wonderful puppy! Now that the cold is here, ...
  A: I like to give mine the largest beef knuckle bones that I can find.... the beef-basted ones. They ...
Pepto12/1/2007
  Q: Can I give my Siberian Huskey pepto bismol for an up set stomach?
  A: I know that some have used it on their dogs, but I have NEVER had any success with it on dogs OR ...
Chorkie urine12/1/2007
  Q: I have a 2 yr old Chorkie that I recently adopted. He is roughly 5 lbs, neutered in the past 2 ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "sometimes it takes him awhile" (to urinate). If you ever see that ...
eating poop11/30/2007
  Q: I have a beagle/shi zhu mix (Jack-Jack) and a schnorkie(Teddy). They both eat their own and each ...
  A: Yes, the best solution is to get out there with them and pick up the stools immediately. You could ...
dog peeing in basement11/30/2007
  Q: We have a blue heeler mix named Spud who is just over one year old. Recently (in the last week and ...
  A: My first thought was a bladder infection, but it would seem that you already had that checked out. ...
Shit Tzu Puppy11/30/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old Shit Tzu who has been throwing up for the past 8 days - he has all his shots, ...
  A: If your vet is certain that your puppy has not ingested something that he cannot pass, then you must ...
Thyroid11/30/2007
  Q: I have a male chihuahua that takes thyroid medication. Can that keep him from getting my female ...
  A: Thyroid meds bring the thyroid up to normal-functioning levels, so, no, that will NOT keep him from ...
Normalities in female dogs11/30/2007
  Q: Is it normal for a female dog to squat and urinate and dig a hole in the ground to BM in?
  A: Yes, the urination is normal, although some more dominant bitches will hike their legs like the ...
6mo old adopted Mini-Schnauzer11/29/2007
  Q: We just adopted a 6 month male Mini-Schnauzer. The (crate)potty training has not gone well at all. ...
  A: While unpleasant with the nasty weather we have been having, you MUST go outside with him. Carry him ...
Cairn terrier11/29/2007
  Q: You sound just like the person who can help me. I have a 5 months old Cairn, my first, and I have a ...
  A: You need to pull lightly on those areas which are too soft. ...
Breeding Dachshund11/29/2007
  Q: We have a pair of doxies and I think she is in her 2nd heat. We called the vet a month ago or so ...
  A: You might have to hold her in place so that he can get a tie with her. It might also be that his ...
Mini Schnauzer ears standing up11/28/2007
  Q: We have a 9 1/2 week old puppy which we got about a week ago. When we first got her, her ears ...
  A: Many ears will do funky things during teething, but since yours are both upright at such an early ...
feeding a five week german sheperd11/28/2007
  Q: I was gifted a five week old german sheperd pup last night and she hasn`t been weaned yet. I live on ...
  A: Here is what I have done when weaning puppies: Mix a bit of baby rice cereal and ground-up dog food ...
yorkiepoos11/27/2007
  Q: how do you know if a yorkie poo is right for you.and im doing a project on yorkiepoos so can you ...
  A: Mutts can be perfect for those who don't care to have purebred dogs. The only problem with crossbred ...
is my 7 month old male terrier sick or sad?11/27/2007
  Q: i have a 7 month old male terrier, have him since he was 5 weeks old. 10 days ago i got a 2 year old ...
  A: I don't think the vomiting and diarrhea are pertinent to the problem.... just a coincidence. ...
4 Shitsu dogs have suddently lost front teeth11/27/2007
  Q: My 7 t 8 year old shitsu's, mother and 3 puppies - Suddently I noticed the front lower gums, black, ...
  A: It could be some sort of oral bacterial infection that has spread to all of them; I assume they ...
Schnauzers11/27/2007
  Q: Wonderful! I wanted to inquire about schnauzers, and it seems I found a schnauzer expert! I can't ...
  A: Are schnauzers good as a first dog?***That depends on the person. They require firmness, ...
puppy biting11/26/2007
  Q: i have a 10 week old german shepard puppy that keeps biting our feet and my 20 mth old daughters ...
  A: Putting a muzzle on him will teach him nothing; it will just prevent him from making contact with ...
Male miniature schnauzer11/26/2007
  Q: My 3 year old boy has somewhat regular (every four months?) sheath discomfort, noted by the exposed ...
  A: I have a dog who seems to do the same thing, and in his case, it is caused by excessive hair on the ...
DOG HOUSE BREAKING11/25/2007
  Q: I WROTE TO YOU A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO AND I AM NOTSURE THAT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS CAME THRU CORRECTLY ...
  A: We don't get to see individual email addies. Everything goes through AllExperts.com. Since you did ...
HOUSE BREAKING11/25/2007
  Q: I GOT A SHIH TZU RESCUE SEVEN WEEKS AGO THAT IS TOTALLY HOUSE BROKEN - TO GOING IN THE STREET - HE ...
  A: Collect his stools from the street (sounds like a former big city dog<G>) and put them in your yard ...
13 yr old jealous collie dog hates puppy11/25/2007
  Q: I have a 13 yr old collie dog named max. I got a new shih tzu puppy 8 weeks old called leo. My older ...
  A: Frankly, you should not have brought in a new puppy with such an old guy in the house. The puppy ...
In heat11/25/2007
  Q: I have two Italian greyhounds (girl/boy)..this is her 1st menstrual cycle and is in heat. I have ...
  A: Yes, you must keep them totally separated, and behind locked doors (crates). They will be trying ...
How much food and when do I feed my puppy11/24/2007
  Q: He is 9 weeks old. How much and when do I feed him? ANSWER: This should be a question for your ...
  A: John, that really does depend on what type of food you are feeding. A high-premium food requires ...
What mix breed is my dog?11/24/2007
  Q: I have been racking my brain (and that of others as well) trying to figure out what breed mix is my ...
  A: Well, one could guess 'til Doomsday and still not be right<G>... the joys of mixed breeds<G> ...
sick dog11/24/2007
  Q: My dog is 9 yrs old she is a pom,chawawa mix . She has always eat the same food , for the past 9 or ...
  A: You need to fast her for 24 hours before feeding her again. Remove her water and only offer her an ...
Mini Schnauzer fully grown?11/23/2007
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer who is eating well but appears to be very small in respect of other mini ...
  A: I had never heard of Baker's Dog Food so did an internet search, and now see why since you are ...
Raw Pork meat11/23/2007
  Q: I have just received a box of pork off-cuts from a slaughtered pig. I want to know is it safe to ...
  A: First of all, I am not an advocate of feeding raw, but I would be a bit leery of pork since there is ...
dog bite11/22/2007
  Q: My dog just punctured my finger and he has no shots yet he's only 11 weeks old. Do I need to goto ...
  A: Wash the wound with soap and water and put antibiotic ointment on it with a bandaid around it. Your ...
Emergency medication11/22/2007
  Q: It is Thanksgiving day and my dog has puss discharge from his penis. Can I give him Penicillin>
  A: Since I once had a dog go into anaphylactic shock and nearly die from penicillin given at the vet's, ...
looking for food suggestions11/22/2007
  Q: I recently adopted an older small dog, from pictures online, it looks a lot like the crossbreed ...
  A: You are right... hotdogs are NOT a good food. My daughter recently dehydrated sliced turkey hotdogs ...
small nipple like lump on my chihuahua11/22/2007
  Q: my 8 year old chihuahua has a small lump very similar to his nipple just below his underarm on his ...
  A: I think I would have them examined by your vet to make certain that they aren't anything to worry ...
dog agility11/21/2007
  Q: I have a miniature poodle and I was wondering if you knew anything about dog agility? I don't really ...
  A: My daughter is the agility person, but I do know a little bit about it. First of all, your dog ...
agressive shih tzu11/21/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old shih tzu who I love dearly, but he can turn very agressive in a second. you can ...
  A: No, it is doubtful that neutering will help with this. He has learned that he can get his way by ...
Puppy is very scared and afraid11/21/2007
  Q: I have 2 1/2 months mixed breed puppy whose so scared and afraid of being picked up. Everytime we ...
  A: My attitude in raising dogs is that the more one doesn't like something, the more it must be done. ...
papillon dog11/21/2007
  Q: i have adopted a male dog that looks just like a papillon dog the only thing that confuses me is he ...
  A: Absolutely anything is possible when it comes to breeding dogs. He could be one that is a bit too ...
antibiotics11/21/2007
  Q: How long does it take for an antibiotic to get out of a mother dog's system? My dog has been on ...
  A: This is a question for your veterinarian. All drugs react differently in the dog, and some will ...
dog hair loss11/21/2007
  Q: I have a Labradoodle and she's only 7months old. She's loosing a lot of hair and I'm brushing her ...
  A: The hair loss can be due to a number of things. First, I am not that familiar with poodles or ...
at what aeg is it safe t take my jack russell terrie puppys for walks11/21/2007
  Q: i have just got 2 jack russell terrie puppys at the moement they are 8 week they are due to have ...
  A: I would wait until a week after their first inoculation before taking them out in public, and I ...
question11/21/2007
  Q: I have a 10yr old black Lab mix named Misty. I just noticed today that the pads on her feet look as ...
  A: I'll bet you have a lot of carpeting and the dog doesn't get a chance to wear her pads down at all ...
Tea cup poodle11/20/2007
  Q: i have a three year old poodle, and for about a year hes been yellping when anyone touches hes ear. ...
  A: It sounds like some sort of ear infection, but if your vet cannot find any evidence of a problem, ...
behavior after being spayed11/20/2007
  Q: I have a 3yo teacup poodle. She has never been bred and I just got her spayed. She now is hoarding ...
  A: She may have just been spayed, but she is having a false pregnancy due to leftover hormones in her ...
my lhasa apso11/20/2007
  Q: my 8 to 10 yr old male lhasa apso is shaking like he is cold and panting what could that be?
  A: This sounds like a pain reaction. Run your hands all over him lightly and see if you can feel an ...
Lovesick Dog11/20/2007
  Q: My morkie recently fell in love w/ another yorkie in my neighborhood. I say fell in love because ...
  A: It sounds to me like maybe she has come into season and Morkie smells that; it certainly sounds like ...
Agressive Rescue Dog11/19/2007
  Q: We adopted Sheeba a 3yr.old Pyrenees about 4 mos. ago and did not know her history. She was already ...
  A: What advice does the trainer give you in regard to this? It sounds to me like you might need a ...
mini schnauzer/ pitbull mix11/19/2007
  Q: I am thinking about getting this dog for myself and my 9yo son. I have not met this dog yet. We have ...
  A: Ahhhh.... frankly, that sounds like a really, really, REALLY (did I say REALLY?) bad combination. ...
6 month old shih tzu, peeing in the house11/19/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old shih tzu, she's started peeing in the house, right in front of me, she is ...
  A: A six-month-old puppy is just that... a puppy, and very, very few are reliably housebroken at that ...
dog walking11/18/2007
  Q: when walking my dogs one male one female the male dog will not not leave the famale alone, he will ...
  A: Depending on the size of your bitch, if you are walking a mile or two every day, she is getting ...
licking11/18/2007
  Q: My male dog licks my female dog at the bottom of her back, it only happens every couple of months ...
  A: I am not entirely sure I understand your question. Is your male licking your bitch's *back* or ...
Neutered male dog and a female in heat11/18/2007
  Q: I have a male 2 yr old neutered male who has been seutered since 4 months. I also have a 1.5 yr old ...
  A: This is very common. Most neutered males *will* ignore in-season bitches.... unless they get right ...
Nipple excretions in 3 year old Cairn Terrier11/18/2007
  Q: Our three year old Cairn Terrier bitch is not neutered. Tonight my wife was checking her and found ...
  A: False pregnancies are very common in bitches, and many even secret milk from their nipples when they ...
senile springer spanial11/17/2007
  Q: my springer is 14yrs old and as arthritus which is being treated he as also gone senile could this ...
  A: Yes, senility, or Canine Cognitive Dysfunction can cause a dog to bark senselessly, among other ...
I am looking to breed11/16/2007
  Q: i'm just wondering where i can find a female to breed him with near me
  A: German Pinschers are not that common a breed, and bitch owners can select from the very best males ...
dog kills cat11/16/2007
  Q: i was wondering if you knew what i could or should do in this matter, my cat is basiclly an indoor ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your cat. That dog needs to be reported to the police as he is ...
Minature Schnauzer Princess11/15/2007
  Q: I have the sweetest most well behaved Minature Schnauzer with one except she is such a picky eater ...
  A: You pretty much nailed it with your heading of "Princess". That dog of yours has you totally wrapped ...
female pug and puppy heat11/15/2007
  Q: i have a 10 month old pug, it seems that she has gone into heat twice in the last few months. she ...
  A: You didn't say when she first came into heat, but her cycles do seem to be a bit too often. She ...
puppy11/15/2007
  Q: what does it mean that my 4 month old puppy has yellow discharge coming from his penis?
  A: This is not abnormal in male dogs, but if it is excessive, as in dripping, then he needs to be seen ...
SMELLY "TUNA" LIKE DISCHARGE11/15/2007
  Q: Ok, we have Fergie who is about 4 months old. She is a great dane. Ocassionally when she gets ...
  A: Where does the discharge come from? If it is from her vulva, she could have a case of puppy ...
bichon frisee11/14/2007
  Q: Are all bishon's born white? What are their personality traits? thank you
  A: Puppies might be born with light shadings of tan or apricot, but since this is a white breed, those ...
puppy 1 year old Nov-teddy bear11/14/2007
  Q: my puppy I got as a rescue and was trained to go outside. However she is only about 8lbs and she is ...
  A: First of all, I would have her eyes examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist as there may be a ...
neutered male tied with intact female11/14/2007
  Q: Karen. I have a 4 year old male mini schnauzer that has been neutered for a little over a year (he ...
  A: This is very common. Most neutered males *will* ignore in-season bitches.... unless they get right ...
Agressive boxer behaviour11/13/2007
  Q: My 2 year old boxer (spade at 6 months) has recently started being very aggressive to other dogs, ...
  A: I would get her into on-going obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in Life is Free" with ...
Dog health11/13/2007
  Q: I have a 3-year-old Chihuahua female. She is spayed; and, unfortunately, weighs about 5 kilos when ...
  A: I am not a veterinarian, so you would have to talk with yours in regard to a prognosis for your dog. ...
aggressive schnauzer when brushing11/13/2007
  Q: Our 6 month mini schnauzer becomes overly aggressive when we try to groom him. It gets so bad that ...
  A: You need to get this guy into on-going obedience classes and start practicing "Nothing in Life is ...
agressive behavior11/12/2007
  Q: I just inherited my elderly parents' 3-year-old shitzu, very loveable, snuggly and good-natured. ...
  A: Your boy needs some serious socialization with some nice dogs after he has had some training, and ...
pitbull aggression towards humans11/11/2007
  Q: We have a 4 year old female pitbull/lab mix. We got her from the shelter when she was 6 months old. ...
  A: Your dog has some serious behavior issues, and she sounds like an accident waiting to happen. It ...
My Lab Pup is eating her own feces11/11/2007
  Q: I'm a 27 yr old living in erode in india. I've got a yelllow coloured female 3 months old Labrador ...
  A: This is not uncommon in puppies who tend to put anything and everything into their mouths, but once ...
Dog11/10/2007
  Q: 1. I bath my dog everything day without shampoo. Is that okay? 2. I bath my dog with shampoo ...
  A: 1, Henry, you've asked me this question before. I think that is too drying on the skin. 2. That is ...
missing cycle in pug11/10/2007
  Q: i have a pug and she had her first heat in feb but hasnt had one since is this normal mrs pickering
  A: No, this is not normal for most dogs, as most bitches cycle approximately every six months. It is ...
shepard mix, 16 years old change in behavior11/10/2007
  Q: I took my dog for a long walk the other day, it was out of routine and ever since he has not wanted ...
  A: Your old friend is nearing the end of his life, and that long walk you went for was probably a bit ...
DEWORMING11/9/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old mixed breed terrier (approx. 10 lbs.) He had parvo as a puppy and spent weeks ...
  A: Take in a stool specimen and have it examined for parasites; this should be done at least yearly. If ...
ticks in dogs hair11/9/2007
  Q: if my dog has ticks what should i do i try to. i tryed pully out them with my fingers i dont know ...
  A: The easiest thing to do is to apply Frontline or something similar over the dog's shoulders, and the ...
schnauzer behavior11/9/2007
  Q: I have a two y.o. female white mini-schnauzer who recently began to display abnormal behaviors. She ...
  A: No, I can't say that I have ever seen behavior quite like that, but lifting the head up and sort of ...
Nutritional Needs for 7 week old American Bulldog11/8/2007
  Q: We are getting a 7 week old American Bulldog puppy today and are a little puzzled about what the ...
  A: Canidae is an excellent product. I do not feed my puppies any kind of puppy food either, and I ...
seizures11/8/2007
  Q: Sometimes when my dog is asleep he wakes up - head shaking. I have assumed he is having seizures. ...
  A: This doesn't really sound like a seizure to me, but I know that some do have seizures when asleep. ...
Heat Cycles11/7/2007
  Q: We have a new 10 month old Brittany. I just noticed that she is bleeding a little bit from her ...
  A: Yes, she is in season; most dogs come in closer to six months, but I had one that came in at 11 ...
Bichon Medicinal Body Odor11/7/2007
  Q: I have a 5 year old Bichon that has severe allergies. He was prescribed Prednisone, Antibiotics, ...
  A: I think it is time to abandon your veterinarian's shotgun, hit-or-miss approach to discovering your ...
My dog11/6/2007
  Q: Hey! I'm having a problem with my dog eating her own poo and cat poo. She is a daschund/min pin. ...
  A: Most dogs love cat stools because of the cat's high protein/high fat diet. Apparently, they are ...
recurring vomiting w/ French Bulldog11/6/2007
  Q: My 3 year-old Frenchie has been vomiting for 3 days in a row at around the same time every morning, ...
  A: Only a veterinarian can really determine what this might be, but my experience has been that some ...
aggressive boston terrier11/6/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old male boston terrier sometimes he is the sweetest most loving animal and then ...
  A: If he isn't neutered, he should be. Get him into on-going obedience classes and work with him every ...
Poddle with penis hanging out all the time11/5/2007
  Q: I have 2 yr old toy poddle his penis hangs out all the time. I have had him fixed and had a surgery ...
  A: I've never heard of the surgery you mentioned, but generally, when the penis cannot retract, it is ...
my staffordshire bull terrior11/4/2007
  Q: my staff keeps chasing his tail he is 7 months old but ever since he started doing it bout 3 weeks ...
  A: Tail chasing can be a sign of a neurological problem, and can be a form of epilepsy. Here is an ...
Bentley MacIntosh11/4/2007
  Q: I have an 8-yr old male neutered Miniature Schnauzer I purchased from a friend of mine 7 years ...
  A: No one should ever have to feel that she is "a prisoner in her own home". Sometimes the responsible ...
MINI SNAUZCHER IN HEAT FIRST TIME11/3/2007
  Q: Yes, my puppy went into heat for the first time. I have an older male dog. Things were fine for ...
  A: It is unlikely that she is pregnant, but one should never say never; boy dogs and sperm are pretty ...
schnauzer's hair10/30/2007
  Q: my gray and white schnauzer has several places on him that are turning red, especially one paw is ...
  A: The red color is caused by his licking/chewing on those areas. This is due to the pH of his saliva. ...
two dogs not getting along10/29/2007
  Q: How can I get my 5 year old male mixed miniature pincher to get along with my miniature pincher ...
  A: Is he biting in a nasty way or wanting to play with the puppy? Interaction between two dogs can get ...
Maltichon Puppy10/29/2007
  Q: I have a 10 week old maltichon female puppy and she has just recently started digging holes in my ...
  A: Is she digging-digging or nesting before lying down (otherwise known as fluffing the bedding *G*)? ...
border collie cross digestive problems on his last legs10/29/2007
  Q: We have been back and forth to the vet over 6 or more weeks and all the time our dear dog has been ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I don't know what to tell you because my "solution" to ...
Dog that won't eat10/27/2007
  Q: I wonder if you have any ideas on what I can do for my 6 year old husky/shepherd. She had not ...
  A: Sorry for the repetitive email; I wanted to add another comment and hit the wrong button. I myself ...
my pomeranian10/26/2007
  Q: my Pomeranian doesn't eat dog food so we've been giving him chicken and vegetables and he loves it. ...
  A: You need to take him and a stool specimen into the vet. It could be parasites, a bacterial/virus ...
Daschund10/25/2007
  Q: I was reading your post about your daschund's jaw problem. Mine does the same thing, but has an ...
  A: Are you confusing me with someone else? I have never owned a dachshund. We have miniature schnauzers ...
Miniature Schnauzer Urine Control10/25/2007
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer who is male and is 10 months old. We are having a hard time training ...
  A: Your dog needs training in more ways than one. Get him into ongoing obedience classes and start ...
fear of drinking water10/25/2007
  Q: 10 year old male min schnauzer recently became afraid of drinking water from same water dish. i ...
  A: This really is a bad situation and you *must* get him to take in more water. The fact that you let ...
introducing an adopted spayed female to my neutered male dog10/24/2007
  Q: I have a ten year old EXTREMELY attached neutered mixed male dog who is my absolute best friend in ...
  A: There are a few ways to do this. You could take your boy to the foster's home to meet the girl ...
cherry eye10/24/2007
  Q: is cherry eye in dogs is it scientifically documented to be an hereditary disease.
  A: While I couldn't find any scientific papers saying that this is a hereditary disease, I did find ...
behavior10/23/2007
  Q: i have 3 chiuauas, 1male which is a year old, and 2 females which are sisters and 6 months old. One ...
  A: I occasionally get one puppy in a litter that stiffens up when it is picked up. This behavior is ...
Dog that wont stop going to the bathroom.10/22/2007
  Q: When I met my fiance he had a male Cocker Spaniel who was nearly four and potty trained. We've been ...
  A: It could be a case of the dog just needing to be reminded that he is housebroken... through a ...
Dog10/21/2007
  Q: Can a dog catch Aids and pass it to us? ANSWER: There are only a couple diseases that dogs and ...
  A: Soap everyday would definitely be too drying to the coat and skin, but water everyday may not be ...
HACKING10/20/2007
  Q: my baby shitzu has been hacking like wanting to clear his throat since yesterday and don't know what ...
  A: Your shih tzu could have swallowed something that he is trying to bring back up, but chances are ...
dogs toenails are turning brown where nail meets skin10/19/2007
  Q: My 6 year old pit mix has a few toenails that are turning brown where the nail meets the skin. What ...
  A: If he also has some that are getting a bit flakey, he could have a fungal infection going on. If ...
Scooting rump on carpet and potty pad10/18/2007
  Q: I have a 13 week old Chihuahua that just started "scooting" his bottom on the carpeting and his ...
  A: Scooting is generally one of the symptoms of anal gland problems. While it is not common in a puppy ...
separation anxiety10/16/2007
  Q: We just got a Viszla puppy at 7 weeks old. We are in the process of crate training her, passing ...
  A: I don't think this is true separation anxiety. She is just being a puppy and wants to be out playing ...
65 days now10/15/2007
  Q: this is my chihuahua/yorkie's 2nd pregency. I bred her to a purebred yorkie. I can feel the pups ...
  A: 61-63 days is the most common length of time for pregnancy, but they can go 65 days. You might want ...
Urination after spaying10/15/2007
  Q: My female, 10-month-old yorkipoo was spayed one week ago. She is recovering amazing well, not ...
  A: It sounds to me like your little gal might have picked up a bladder infection. I would contact your ...
Pitbull breeding10/14/2007
  Q: Do male pitbulls show aggression after the first time they mate?
  A: I don't know a thing about pitbulls, but it is not uncommon for male dogs to become more aggressive ...
breeding my female10/13/2007
  Q: At what point in the cycle do you breed your dog? I have a female who is 17 months old and soon to ...
  A: This is a question for the stud dog owner as each breeder has his/her preferences as to when to ...
Mating my Australian Silky Terrier10/12/2007
  Q: I have a male pup who is 8 months old and i wondering how long should i wait to get him a companion ...
  A: First, make sure that he and his prospective mate are of a quality worth reproducing. Then do ...
9 wk old schnauzer9/28/2007
  Q: Karen I have an 8 yr old schnauzer and just purchased a 9 wk old miniature schnauzer.. just this ...
  A: It sounds like kennel cough. You should probably talk to the vet about this to confirm, and maybe he ...
switching dogs food9/28/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old yorkie that has been fed chicken and rice, human cooked chicken and rice and I ...
  A: First you need to get a good-quality food such as Eagle, Solid Gold, Flint River Ranch, Wellness, ...
exlax9/27/2007
  Q: my dog ate around 2 or 3 exlax tablets, ill this hurt him?
  A: Yes, it could, depending on the size of your dog. Overdosing with Ex-Lax can cause: Abdominal pain ...
accicental pregnancy9/25/2007
  Q: I was wondering about the "morning after pill" for dogs. There has been an "accident" in my dog ...
  A: There is always a chance that the bitch is not pregnant, but the easiest (and safest) way to ...
My Staffordshire Bull Terrier9/25/2007
  Q: I have a staffie who is 1 year and 1 month old. She has been pretty good up to now with regard to ...
  A: Chewing is a stress reliever for dogs; it could be related to her coming into season, but she could ...
Sisters in heat9/24/2007
  Q: I am attempting to find out if 2 dogs in heat generally go after each other. We have two ...
  A: I have found over the years that absolutely anything can happen with these dogs, particularly if ...
New Siberian Husky puppy9/24/2007
  Q: I just got a Siberian Husky pup and he is 6 weeks old, Its been wormed and have had his first inj ...
  A: Yes, the breeder should have kept the puppy until he was eight weeks old, but that isn't quite as ...
MY PUPPIES9/23/2007
  Q: ITS WATERY BROWN POOP. THEY ARE EATING WELL AND DRINKING WELL. I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND SO MY ...
  A: You are absolutely correct that these two babies still need to be with their mother.... for AT LEAST ...
Chihuahua's in HEAT?9/23/2007
  Q: I have 2 chihuahuas M/F both are 1 1/2. Their 1 st sex was about when they were 9 mos. She never ...
  A: I keep my dogs separated when I don't want them to breed. When I am breeding someone, I still keep ...
Yeast(?) infection9/23/2007
  Q: Katie has black scab looking areas that have small tiny balls that get tangled in the hair. She's ...
  A: I would keep Katie shaved short (including the legs) until this is cleared up. Give her a medicated ...
Type of Breed Question9/22/2007
  Q: hey karen- i've got perhaps a hard question for you. i was in san francisco last year and saw an ...
  A: Well, it might be a Bergamasco Sheepdog, but that is an Italian breed, not French. ...
Painful Bowel Movement9/22/2007
  Q: My 7 mth. old bishu Molly was having a bowel movement when she started to cry & run like something ...
  A: For constipation, add canned pumpkin to every meal. (This is not pumpkin pie filling, but real ...
Dog9/21/2007
  Q: Is it okay to let your dog sleep with you? Will I catch any deadly disease? Thanks!
  A: Well, you might pick up a flea or tick if your dog ever gets those<G>, but probably not much else. ...
New daschund puppy9/20/2007
  Q: I have two miniture daschhund. One about 8 years old and the other about 3. Decided to add another ...
  A: Is this dog neutered? That *might* help, but it doesn't always. Sometimes some dogs just do not get ...
biting and chewing9/19/2007
  Q: With quite a few neighborhood cats and other dogs that walk our same route, I suspect my Mac Dougal ...
  A: First take some of that suspected "flea dirt", put it on a paper towel, and put a few drops of water ...
my bitch's first breed9/17/2007
  Q: I have a female rat terrier and she is very close to me...she's my baby.well she is going to be 3 in ...
  A: Some people have ultrasounds done on their bitches around 28 days to determine if they are pregnant, ...
Blood in stool9/16/2007
  Q: I feed my puppy raw eggs, evaporated milk, and dry puppy food mix in the morning; and I feed him ...
  A: You could be overfeeding him (and I'm not too sure about the raw eggs and evaporated milk for a ...
My Yorkie9/16/2007
  Q: "My one in a half year old Yorkie has been for the last two days with his penis out. Is something ...
  A: It is probably that way because of too much hair on the end of his sheath and now it cannot go back ...
my dog's bad habits9/15/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old black lab and she tends to put her paw up (like the command shake) when were ...
  A: Tell her sit, off, or down.... or whatever command you want to use for that, and for my small dogs I ...
dogs9/15/2007
  Q: do females dogs go through menopause?
  A: No, they really don't. Most people have their bitches spayed once they get too old to whelp, but I ...
Pomeranium Grooming9/14/2007
  Q: With summer around the corner my two Pomeranians have really been battling with the heat. They are ...
  A: Many do shave their Poms down for the summer. The only disadvantage I can see is that shaving will ...
new pup!?9/13/2007
  Q: We have a 10 month old female Mini Schnauzer and a 5 month old male Mini Schnauzer. My husband is ...
  A: First of all, I don't think I would bring in another puppy just yet with two already in the house. ...
hair loss9/13/2007
  Q: I have a 3mth old chihuahua I just got her and she has very little hair on her face and spots of ...
  A: Have you taken this puppy to your veterinarian yet? (along with a stool specimen?) This puppy may ...
Dogs Interbreeding9/13/2007
  Q: We have a male and female (brother & sister) Jack Russell. She just came in heat for the first time ...
  A: Inbreeding increases the chance for health issues in the puppies because it doubles up on any ...
white mini schnauzer9/12/2007
  Q: I have a white miniature schnauzer who, about 4 months ago, developed a rash down the center of her ...
  A: I am not familiar with white schnauzers, but do know that white-coated dogs can have more sensitive ...
Pregnant Scottie9/12/2007
  Q: I have a pregnant Scottie who will be 5 weeks pregnant tomorrow. On Friday the 7th the vet went ...
  A: I don't know if a rabies shot would cause soft stools, but it certainly can be harmful to developing ...
Possible Mental Health Issue9/11/2007
  Q: My grandmother has a miniature schnauzer named Mister who she loves dearly. Recently he has been a ...
  A: I would take him to a different vet for a second opinion. This could be due to a physical issue, ...
breeds9/10/2007
  Q: I need help with one breed, physically similar to Red-White Setter, but this one was black and ...
  A: The only thing I can think of is a Bearded Collie, but as adults they are gray and white or tan and ...
Golden retriever puppies9/9/2007
  Q: How long and how often should puppies nurse? When they were 1-2 days old the mother was in the ...
  A: This doesn't sound like they are eating enough to me. At twelve days, my bitches are still in with ...
re: puppy eating plant9/6/2007
  Q: our puppy ate a ruellia plant, has had loose bowels since has anyone had any experience with this? ...
  A: Puppies will eat absolutely anything, so you must be careful about that. I would suggest you check ...
breeding9/6/2007
  Q: I have a yorkie and she's a little over a year. She hasn't had her first cycle yet, but her nipples ...
  A: Some bitches keep themselves very clean or have "silent" seasons. These dogs can be very hard to ...
My teacup Poodles first heat9/5/2007
  Q: My 2 lb. teacup had her first cycle starting around 8/21; her vulva was very swollen and I am ...
  A: If your bitch came in heat on 8/21, she is still in season! A season lasts at least 21 days, and in ...
barking and jumping schnauzer9/5/2007
  Q: I have two schnauzer. One is 5years old and the other is almost 2years. I have the problem of them ...
  A: I don't like electronic collars. In untrained hands they can make a dog worse.... more aggressive ...
Catahoula Border mix - ivermectrin safe?9/4/2007
  Q: I know I am the overprotective puppy-mommy, but I'm worried sick! My sweet Catahoula Border Collie ...
  A: I would think that if she was going to have a reaction that she would have had it by now. To be on ...
miniature schanuzer in heat9/3/2007
  Q: at what age does a min. schnauzer come into heat? she is 8 1/2 months old. she seems to be a little ...
  A: They can come into heat anywhere from 5-11 mos. of age. Most of mine come in around 8 mos. It sounds ...
dog9/3/2007
  Q: 1.My dog is a stray dog. i found her in january in a bad condition. she had the mange and worms in ...
  A: I am thinking her problem might be the terrible diet she is on. First, dogs should not be eating cat ...
question about my 4wk old maltese9/3/2007
  Q: I just got my maltese 3 days ago. I've heard they need to be with there mother for about 8 weeks ...
  A: Yes, puppies should remain with their mother and littermates until they are around eight weeks old. ...
my pregnant dogs temp has been down for 2 days9/3/2007
  Q: my mini dachshund was due as early as yesterday, although we did not witness the breeding she could ...
  A: This can be really tricky because these dogs can vary so much in how they deliver. I assume that ...
My dogs are fighting?9/3/2007
  Q: I have a 7yr old rott- Female, A 3 yr old lab-male , and a 15 month old lab/collie-male. Both my ...
  A: I would confine the rottie while she is in season and see if that helps. It could be that she is ...
Shiba Inus8/31/2007
  Q: I am interested in getting a Shiba Inu from a breeder,but one of my friends is trying to talk me out ...
  A: While I am not that familiar with Shiba Inus, it doesn't take much reading to realize that this is ...
potty training my male sheltie8/30/2007
  Q: I am having lots of problems patty training my 4 month old male sheltie. He was at my parents house ...
  A: When you take the puppy outside and he does not potty, he must be put back into his crate rather ...
dog breeding8/30/2007
  Q: i have a gsd mail of 2 year old goodlooking and heathy. i want to go for mating. one of my friend ...
  A: First they both need good hip and elbow X-rays, clear eye checks from an opthalmologist, and thyroid ...
AKC vs CKC8/30/2007
  Q: I have a full blooded miniture schnauzar but he is CKC and I was wondering if there was a way that I ...
  A: No, he can only be AKC-registered if his parents were. He can, however, get an ILP number ...
mites8/29/2007
  Q: if a dog got mites can people get caug anythink from there
  A: Yes, if one's dog has sarcoptic mange mites or scabies, they can be transmitted to people and cause ...
Frotn Right leg pain8/28/2007
  Q: My one year old german shepherd has been limping for five days. He doesnt want to put pressure on ...
  A: Gently feel for an area that feels warmer than the surrounding area. I recommend icing that for 20 ...
Miniature Schnauzer in heat8/27/2007
  Q: My miniature Schnauzer is in heat for the second time. She has been hiding under the bed and acting ...
  A: Dogs are all individuals, but I have never had a bitch that acted like that while in season. Many ...
feeding pom8/27/2007
  Q: Our 15 month old pom doesn't eat dog food well. Should I offer food at particular times and remove ...
  A: Yes, feed him and if he doesn't finish it, then pick the bowl up and do not offer it again until the ...
duclaws8/22/2007
  Q: what is the purpose of duclaws on dogs? My friend just got a mini-pin and he has only one duclaw on ...
  A: Dewclaws usually are routinely removed in most breeds, but they can grow back if done improperly. ...
Dog went crazy8/22/2007
  Q: I have a female chihuahua who is about 2 1/2 years old. She is typically a great dog. We just got ...
  A: Whenever one sees a behavior change as drastic as this, it is time for a thorough vet check to make ...
Congestion8/21/2007
  Q: I have a Boston Terrier that has developed a cough and nose is running all the time and he reverse ...
  A: I am surprised that your vet didn't prescribe some sort of medicine for your dog to make life a bit ...
introducing puppy to adult dog8/20/2007
  Q: We have a 2 yr. old Miniature Schnauzer and a friend of a friend wants to find a new home for his 5 ...
  A: They most certainly can learn to live happily together, but a lot would depend on their levels of ...
Puppy8/20/2007
  Q: I'm purchasing a pup from a breeder which this will be our second one. But this time we get to pick ...
  A: It is totally impossible to choose a "pick of litter" puppy over the internet. All you can see is a ...
Menstrual cycles and dogs8/20/2007
  Q: i have an 8 month old bull terrier and i noticed a few days ago that she just got her menstual ...
  A: A bitch is in season for three weeks, but some can go a bit longer so it is best to keep her ...
puppies & k9 advantix8/20/2007
  Q: We are getting a new puppy in a couple of weeks, and we already have 2 other dogs that we treat with ...
  A: You never want any dog licking off any pesticide/insecticide that has been put another dog. You ...
Eating poo8/19/2007
  Q: A two year old male and a 4 month old female. She is feed on the best money can buy, but I have ...
  A: This is not really abnormal puppy behavior, but it can most certainly become habitual. If she is ...
my dog is chewing on his leg8/18/2007
  Q: my dog is 7years old and he has been chewing on his leg for the past 4days and its starting to look ...
  A: Your dog may well have been stung; this is the time when yellow jackets are *everywhere* looking for ...
training8/17/2007
  Q: Do you have any advice on how to encourage my 9 month old border collie to use a kennel I have in ...
  A: I am not an advocate of having dogs loose outside when no one is home as it is too easy for them to ...
re-potty training8/17/2007
  Q: My girlfriend and I have a year and a half old Yorkshire Terrier, named Phillip. He is just a ...
  A: I guess I would just set up an exercise pen for him in the kitchen and put down newspapers or puppy ...
Weeping Eyes - Papillon8/17/2007
  Q: We are fostering a beautiful 12 to 18 month old Papillon. He's a pure bred and seems to be in a ...
  A: No, this is not normal for any dog. He needs to be seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist. He may have ...
Mixed Breed8/16/2007
  Q: What do you get when you mix a English Bulldog and a Golden Retriever? They have names for other ...
  A: What does one get? One **REALLY UGLY** DAWG!!! I truly hope you were not serious about this ...
diareah8/15/2007
  Q: My 11 year old boxer came back from 3 days at the kennels, and has diareah for the last 3 days. ...
  A: There are a number of products that might work, but I guess I would first want to take in a stool ...
yorkie sick for weeks...HELP8/7/2007
  Q: My 8 month old female yorkie has been sick for 3 weeks or more and has been on 2 antibiotics and ...
  A: RUN, don't walk, to another vet... preferably one who is not in the same clinic. Since this was way ...
Treats8/7/2007
  Q: May Friend And I Have These 2 Beagle Dogs That Are At My House Everyday. They Come To Us Because ...
  A: Please do not feed these dogs; they are already being fed by their owners! Giving them more food ...
grooming8/1/2007
  Q: i have a mini schnauzer called Cara and i dont want to get her cut like a typical schnauzer as she ...
  A: The only way to keep her mat free is to brush and comb her thoroughly every single day. She also ...
retraining my chihuahua8/1/2007
  Q: I have a 3 year old long-hair chihuahua named Chloe. She has been with us for two years and when we ...
  A: I would re-housebreak this dog, just as if you had just brought in an 8-week-old puppy. Crate her ...
Golden Vomiting immediately after drinking water8/1/2007
  Q: Has anyone had experience with a dog who vomits immediately (within 2 minutes) of drinking water. ...
  A: This sounds very much like megaesophagus, and is a hereditary condition when seen in puppies. It can ...
New puppy and working mom8/1/2007
  Q: I just got a Schnorkie a couple of days ago, he is 10 weeks and I work daily from 8-5. I am trying ...
  A: I am a bit confused with your problem. If the dog is great about using the pee pads when you are ...
Dog Bathroom Training7/31/2007
  Q: I have 2 outside dogs, they have always been outside, and I'm wondering if I can train them to use ...
  A: Well, they do say that one can teach an old dog new tricks, but in this instance, I sincerely doubt ...
another dog7/31/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old female Schnauzer and a 5 month old male Schnauzer, great pups. I would like ...
  A: If the shepherd is a female and the male schnauzer is neutered, they *should* probably be fine... ...
Miniature Schnauzer(s) - 2 dogs playing7/30/2007
  Q: beautiful, sweet and happy. I have only had one female mini who passed away now I have a male and ...
  A: Absolutely! Let them have at it! They will get pretty noisy and sound like they are killing each ...
dogs7/30/2007
  Q: I have a Lhasa poo and when I cut her hair it started too grow back but gathered into hairballs and ...
  A: Put a muzzle on her and shave her down using a #7 skiptooth blade; that blade can get under most ...
length of heats7/29/2007
  Q: I would like to know about how long will my female pit bull will be in heat for and how often do ...
  A: Most are in season for three weeks, but some do go a bit longer than that (or at least are still ...
Chocolate Lab Marks in House7/29/2007
  Q: My brother has a 2yr old male chocolate lab that marks in the house. He does it more often when my ...
  A: The dog should be neutered if he isn't already, and he needs to go through housebreaking with a ...
anal glands7/27/2007
  Q: I was wondering about expressing the anal glands of my teacup pomeranian. I'm asking you because I ...
  A: I am one of those who is a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Monkeying with anal ...
exploratory surgery7/27/2007
  Q: have a 2 yr old maltese. it's been 2wks, visited one vet 3 different times. Tested for pancreatitis, ...
  A: It sounds as though the veterinarian has been very thorough. The only thing that I would try would ...
deaf7/26/2007
  Q: can a dog go deaf? if so is their anything possible to help?
  A: Some dogs are born deaf (usually those with excessive amounts of white coloring such as Dalmatians ...
my dogs pee7/26/2007
  Q: In the last week since my dog has returned home from the kennels,we have noticed that her urine ...
  A: Your bitch needs to be examined as she may have a bladder infection. They will want a urine sample, ...
Small dog is afraid of new big dog7/26/2007
  Q: I have had a Chihuahua, Daisy, for the last six months, and she has been the only dog in the house. ...
  A: I am going to guess that Daisy was either never socialized around other larger dogs or that she was ...
Male Chocolate Lab7/25/2007
  Q: I have a beautiful 3 yr old Chocolate lab, male, who is very smart, health and loving. We have not ...
  A: While I totally support neutering for pets since the average person seems to be incapable of being ...
my dog has dandruff7/24/2007
  Q: ok my dog is as old as me 13 years and she has dry skin on the back of her. it bugs her alot and it ...
  A: Dry skin is either due to a poor diet, parasites, or a low thyroid. I don't know of anything you ...
chiuaua7/24/2007
  Q: how long does it take for a chiuahua to give birth?
  A: That all depends on how many puppies and the individual bitch. I once had a bitch who religiously ...
puppies7/24/2007
  Q: I have a 6 lb toy poodle and my Mom has a very small 3 to 4 lb chihuahua. We did not intend to breed ...
  A: You had better start saving your money. While some dogs can and do die giving birth, those who ...
My chihuahua hates my husband7/22/2007
  Q: My puppy is 5months old and we've had her for one.She will only let my husband give her food from ...
  A: Your husband needs to totally immerse himself with this puppy as much as possible. He needs to take ...
my shit-zu got a flea dip7/22/2007
  Q: I have a question regarding my 12 week old shit-zu getting a flea dip. I took him into the groomer ...
  A: Most flea and tick products should NOT be combined because of danger of overdosing or other toxic ...
Sick Lab Mix7/21/2007
  Q: my boyfriend and I adopted a 6 week old black lab mix puppy Tuesday. He was severely infested with ...
  A: It doesn't sound like parvo, but he should be seen by a veterinarian. Take in a stool specimen for ...
Potty Training7/19/2007
  Q: I have a 1 yr.old pug that I take out on a pretty frequent schedule. She is good about going out in ...
  A: You need to take a minute before letting her outside and get her excited about going out. Talk to ...
Spay surgery and shedding7/19/2007
  Q: I recently got a 2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi and had her spayed. When I first got her she was ...
  A: The corgis I have seen seem to shed a LOT, but then I have schnauzers who shed minimally<G>. I ...
Seven year old Standard Male Poodle7/19/2007
  Q: I have the possibility of adopting a 7 year old standard poodle from a breeder. My questions are as ...
  A: I have placed many older dogs. When you bring him home, have your bitch put away and put the poodle ...
Scottie Behavior7/19/2007
  Q: Brittan. Our scottie is 2-1/2 years old, and the only problem is that he is an indifferent pet. He ...
  A: I am going to generalize here, and there are always exceptions when one does that. Terriers were ...
Chewing on herself7/18/2007
  Q: I have a new dog which was a stray. She's part wired hair Terrier/Border collie. She chews on her ...
  A: I am going to assume that she has fleas since she was given a flea and tick bath. You need to put ...
schnauzer agression7/18/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old male miniature schnauzer that we have had since he was about 5 months old. He ...
  A: You need to get your dog into on-going obedience classes and start working with him every single ...
dog's health7/18/2007
  Q: My Bichon Frise is 1y 10m old. We noticed his testicles have a dark brown discoloration on part of ...
  A: Has the vet checked out that "wierd cough"? Does he think that is related to his previous illness? ...
american bulldog question7/17/2007
  Q: does the american bulldog have dander
  A: While I couldn't find anything on the 'net about the American Bulldog's dander, I did find that it ...
dog pedigree7/17/2007
  Q: is there a way i can get my dogs pedigree papers without knowing who his parents are? maybe through ...
  A: No, sorry, this is not possible without knowing the parentage. You might try contacting the American ...
Mini Schnauzers7/17/2007
  Q: We just got an 8 week old mini schnauzer. We had to take her away from 3 brothers and both of her ...
  A: The primary fear period is usually around eight weeks, but I often see it at seven weeks in my ...
miniature schnauzers7/16/2007
  Q: My dog gets excited and tends to snap at strangers especially his groomer and the vet. Is there ...
  A: I don't believe in sedating dogs before they are groomed/worked on as they become impossible to ...
Potty training.7/16/2007
  Q: I have a 5 month old boxer who goes where ever he wants to in the back yard. I would like him to ...
  A: I think too much time has passed to try to train him to go in only one spot. If you watch him when ...
misscarriage7/16/2007
  Q: my dog was in heat a few weeks age and a male dog got in my yard and i think they got together since ...
  A: Your dog needs to be seen by a veterinarian ASAP; she could have a pyometra (infected uterus), which ...
miniture poodles7/15/2007
  Q: Are miniature poodles good with children?
  A: While certain individuals probably are, it wouldn't be the first breed I would think of if someone ...
new born pups7/15/2007
  Q: can you touch new born pups
  A: That depends.... if they are yours, newborns should be handled every single day so that they get ...
Miniature Shnauzer7/15/2007
  Q: Do miniature shnauzers swim?
  A: Some do, but most don't.... or won't. Many schnauzers detest water and only accept it if it is in ...
Thinking about getting a mini7/15/2007
  Q: My husband and I are thinking about getting a miniature schnauzer puppy. We will both be gone for ...
  A: The only way one should consider getting a younger puppy (of any breed) when they are gone all day ...
Getting a 3rd dog7/11/2007
  Q: I have a border collie she is very nice and likes all dogs, I also have a Jack Russel terrier and he ...
  A: It is hard to say... he might be a bit too much for a chihuahua. But sometimes those smaller dogs ...
HELP!!7/11/2007
  Q: we used to have 2 basset hounds but we had to put one down in April due to Tumors (cancer). Since ...
  A: The obvious answer is to get another companion for your dog. Failing that, have the dog examined to ...
Dog poops while asleep7/11/2007
  Q: I have a two year old miniature schnauzer. Since you are a breeder, I am sure your dogs are all ...
  A: Yes, most of my dogs sleep in crates at night, but a few also share the beds with all the two-legged ...
Schnoodle Puppy7/11/2007
  Q: My husband and I are first time dog owners. We have a 19 week old schnoodle puppy, with more ...
  A: You should be very concerned about this behavior! If it isn't stopped immediately, he will still be ...
standard schnauzer shedding7/10/2007
  Q: I have a black standard schnauzer (my second one) and have such a horrible problem with shedding, I ...
  A: First, I would put him on a better food. I highly recommend Eagle Premium Foods, and other good ...
Mini schnauzer pulls on leash7/10/2007
  Q: I just recently adopted a 1y4m old female mini schnauzer. So far, every walk has been at top speed ...
  A: There are a number of ways to work with this, and you might find that one will work better with her ...
Shitzu Puppy7/10/2007
  Q: We just brought home a 9 week old Shitzu male puppy. He is adorable and has done pretty well on ...
  A: I guess I would make the pen slightly larger so that I could put in a small crate that has the door ...
Dashun7/10/2007
  Q: My dashund is 3.5 months old, what and how much should be her ideal feeding?
  A: Your dachshund puppy's breeder is your best reference for your questions. He/she will know exactly ...
lap dogs7/10/2007
  Q: I am wanting to get a small lap dog.It will not live outside. Which is a better choice;maltese ...
  A: Maltese and Yorkshire terriers are *usually* much smaller dogs than shih tzus or silky terriers, ...
litter training7/10/2007
  Q: I have a 9 week old Shiba Inu puppy. My husband and I work 12 hour shifts at night in the hospital, ...
  A: I believe in housebreaking, so have never used a litter box for training; I am quite sure that mine ...
tenderloins7/9/2007
  Q: My question is can I give my West Highland Terrier-Bichon Frise mix the left over tenderloins that ...
  A: Personally, I wouldn't. The dog will start expecting better "goodies" than what is in his food bowl ...
My dogs aggresstion when he has food!7/9/2007
  Q: i have a Jack Russell he is a very lovely chap but is very aggressive when he is given food or ...
  A: You should be petting him *before* you give him the treat, and then it is only given if he is ...
10 year old lab7/9/2007
  Q: We have a 10 year old Lab that has always been friendly and loving. Recently, she has started to ...
  A: She could be, but I would guess it is more likely a pain issue. Have her evaluated by your ...
Eats Everything7/8/2007
  Q: I have about a 7 month old german sheperd mix. He chews and eats anything. I've been noticing that ...
  A: This is pretty simple. Put him in a crate when you leave or when you cannot watch him. Freedom is ...
Jumping Saint Bernard's Dog7/8/2007
  Q: ..I have a Male Saint Bernard's Dog who will only be a year old in October, about 140lbs.....He is a ...
  A: Neutering might tone him down a bit, but what he really needs is some serious obedience training. ...
food7/8/2007
  Q: What type/brand dog food do you recommend for a schnauzer? I have been using Purina Puppy Chow dry, ...
  A: I highly recommend one of the varieties of Eagle Pet Products, which is what I feed, and have for ...
6 year old peek-mix peeing on the carpet7/8/2007
  Q: Help! Our dog, Sadie, has been peeing on the carpet for 2 years. I clean it everyday but she has ...
  A: First, have your vet examine her to make sure that there are no health issues like a bladder ...
My Golden Retriever7/8/2007
  Q: My golden retrievers fur has recently started turning red around her eyes and face (bearing in mine ...
  A: Red, as in stained, or red as in Golden Retriever red (as opposed to gold)? Some dogs' hair stains ...
Fearful, nervous lab puppy7/7/2007
  Q: Many thanks, in advance, to you and the other experts who volunteer on this site for being so ...
  A: LOL! For a first-time dog owner, you hardly need advice from me as you are really on the ball with ...
9 week old Min Pin7/7/2007
  Q: I just purchased a 9 week old Min Pin. She is the 2nd Min Pin that I've had. However the first one ...
  A: What do YOU want to do with her? I want mine to potty outside, so I start housebreaking at five ...
dog's sudden death7/7/2007
  Q: My Old gal was a 12 y/o cock-a-poo. On Wednesday, she stopped wanting to jump up onto the couch, ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Without a necropsy, any comment as to her death would just be ...
2 puppies?7/7/2007
  Q: We bought a 8 week old miniature schnauzer 2 weeks ago- and have fallen in love with her. She has ...
  A: Raising two puppies simultaneously is a LOT of work, and I think you need to concentrate on the one ...
whats wrong with my dog7/6/2007
  Q: i do not know why my dog is not going his poop, and i am really concerned what should i do for him ...
  A: Is he straining to go and not producing anything, or has he just not gone for awhile? You might try ...
Help us!7/6/2007
  Q: I sent an email to another expert yesterday and have enlisted the help of the rescue agency we just ...
  A: What a strange behavior! I only have a couple thoughts. One is that you should put him on a better ...
Aggressive Pekingese7/6/2007
  Q: I have a 1-year old male Pekingese who previously belonged to my mother. He has been with us for ...
  A: This might possibly be a form of seizure or even OCD. Ask your vet if that is a possibility. You ...
Law Student wants a dog7/6/2007
  Q: I am a law student and live in an apartment. I really want to get a dog but I'm not exactly sure ...
  A: Poodles and schnauzers are generally good for allergies and they shed minimally. Any dog left home ...
Female is spotting w/mucus7/6/2007
  Q: My female is 2.5yrs old. When I bred her the first time she only had just one huge pup that didn't ...
  A: False pregnancies are very common in bitches; some are just more obvious about it than others. If ...
Nuetered dog7/5/2007
  Q: My PeekaPoo has been neutered for approx. 8months. My Beagle mix is now in heat. Why is he still ...
  A: He is mounting her because he has plans to breed her. You should have spayed the bitch instead of ...
lab/chow puppy7/5/2007
  Q: I was wondering about grooming, what kind of brushes could I get him? He has fluff but short hair. I ...
  A: I think taking him to a groomer for a bath is a great idea. He can get used to being groomed, ...
my dog can't walk7/5/2007
  Q: i have a cocker spaniel mixed with a beagle and this morning my family and i saw that he couldn't ...
  A: You need to get your dog into the vet immediately! This could be anything from Lyme Disease, a ...
Daschund Jaw Problem?7/5/2007
  Q: Ruby is a two year old female daschund. Within the last week I have noticed that she does something ...
  A: It certainly sounds like something with the teeth. Maybe something is out of alignment and not ...
Baby doesn't like bedtime in a bad way.7/4/2007
  Q: Ms Brittan: We are a married couple who recently adopted a second MS. To be upfront, she was a ...
  A: The noise levels when playing tug-of-war are perfectly normal. When dogs play together it can sound ...
dehydration? heat stroke?7/4/2007
  Q: we lost our 13 yr old lab/chow mix dog 2 days ago. he had just been to the vet for a check up and ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Unfortunately, the only way to really know what happened to ...
schnauzer urinating on kids' toys7/4/2007
  Q: We have a nine year old min. schnauzer. My husband and I have four children and have lived in our ...
  A: For some reason he is concerned about his place in the pack order in the house. Practice "Nothing in ...
raising 3 different dogs7/3/2007
  Q: My Boyfriend and i had been talking recently how much we want 3 different dogs... they are 1) A ...
  A: Frankly, this sounds like a really toxic mix to me. Of course, everything depends on the individual ...
dog to dog aggression7/3/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs a 7yr old husky/lab x(Meeko) & a 11yr old shepherd/collie x (kiara)We have had both ...
  A: The first thing I would do is to take Meeko in for a *thorough* examination to make sure that there ...
Fear aggression/behavior modification with 9 month old7/3/2007
  Q: We meet with a behaviorist this weekend to get an evaluation and advice regarding our 9 month old ...
  A: Growling is unacceptable behavior and should be worked with the same as one would barking... or just ...
my chihuahua7/3/2007
  Q: i know that you have only breed schnouzers, but i was hoping that you can give me some hints on ...
  A: She should have a vet-check before being bred, and any necessary health testing and worming should ...
my german shepard7/3/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old german shepard, she is a very sweet dog.She has very good blood lines and the ...
  A: You need to get this gal into on-going obedience classes (as in, for a few months, not weeks) and ...
House training AGAIN?7/2/2007
  Q: How do I get my 4 year old boxer who was potty trained to stop going in the house? She just started ...
  A: First, make sure that this isn't a health issue, such as a bladder infection or parasites. If the ...
dog won't eat7/2/2007
  Q: We just picked up a 2 1/2 year old shih tzu/lasah-apso dog who has had a litter in the last 6 ...
  A: First, make sure it is a good-quality food. The first ingredient should be a meat protein. Stop ...
Minature Pincher's Coat7/2/2007
  Q: my dog in the last 1-2 yrs has had an increase in his coat. I can pull hair anywhere on his body and ...
  A: Some dogs, when they are neutered, grow their coat differently... like Afghan hounds that are ...
Normal heart rate for a miniature Schnauzer7/2/2007
  Q: My 2.9 year old neutered Miniature Schnauzer recently spent 2 days at the animal ER for suddenly ...
  A: Normal heart rate for a dog is 70-160, depending on its activity level, so at 70-80, your dog is ...
Throwing Up His Food7/2/2007
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini schnauzer and for the past couple of days he has been throwing up his ...
  A: You might want to have him checked by your vet to make sure that there isn't anything going on, like ...
Weimaraner loss of appetite7/1/2007
  Q: My weimaraner is almost 4 years old. For the past month he has an increased decline in appetite. We ...
  A: I would have him checked for whipworm; that can be difficult to diagnosis sometimes, and the ...
Pug breeding7/1/2007
  Q: I have a pug that is bleeding, and has been for approx. 10-14 days. I have had the male pug with her ...
  A: Truthfully, some males are retarded when it comes to breeding. He could also have a low libedo ...
schnauzer bathroom habits6/30/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old mini named Winston. He is neutered. He is very intelligent and energetic and has ...
  A: I would try getting more water into him; one way is to put water into his kibble. It is not healthy ...
vaccination and breeding6/30/2007
  Q: than you might be able to help me out here. is it true that a breeder as soon as a new puppy is born ...
  A: All I can say is..... GOOD GRIEF!!!!! Endoserum is purely a horse product and I cannot see why he ...
Schnauzer that sheds6/29/2007
  Q: I have just bought an 8 month old mini Schnauzer (male) First of.... could he be mini at 19 ...
  A: All dogs shed, even schnauzers! With schnauzers, though, it is very minimal, and if the dog is kept ...
Puppy vomit6/28/2007
  Q: I have had my 5 month old Westie for nearly two months now. Since I've gotten her she has vomited ...
  A: While there could be a physical reason for your puppy's vomiting, I would look first to what you are ...
Cropping Mini Schnauzers Ears6/28/2007
  Q: My mom has a mini schnauzer that's about 4 1/2 months old now. She is absolutely beautiful, but ...
  A: Since her ears are already standing, there should be no problem in getting them to stand, which is ...
potty train6/27/2007
  Q: I work 12 hours shift at night. a got a pug and he go potty every morning after I walk him. He is ...
  A: Are you saying that your pug only goes outside twice a day? This isn't nearly enough, and, frankly, ...
lab puppy's crooked ear6/27/2007
  Q: My 15 week old chocolate lab puppy's left ear is beginning to appear crooked (more than not). It ...
  A: I've never seen a lab with a crooked ear, but it certainly doesn't mean it couldn't happen. Puppy ...
Dog barks at boyfriend & brother ONLY!6/27/2007
  Q: Please help me to understand why my dog only barks at my boyfriend and my brother, the only two ...
  A: Since you adopted him at five months, you have no idea what sort of life he had before that. Puppies ...
Grooming6/26/2007
  Q: Good afternoon. We are trying to find an image for our groomer to use on our Lasha Poo. She is ...
  A: The advantage to having a dog like this is that it can look just about any way you want as there is ...
demodex in puppy and proper diet6/26/2007
  Q: My 6 month old Llasa poo just was diagnosed with demodex. The vet gave me an ointment ...
  A: Demodex puppies have weakened immune systems which they inherited from their parents, while the ...
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Odor6/26/2007
  Q: According to different books and articles I've read, Chesapeake Bay Retriever's have an oily coat ...
  A: Unfortunately, you picked the wrong breed if doggy odor bothers you. That unique oily coat comes ...
schnauzer comdedones6/21/2007
  Q: Our miniature schnauzer Molly has developed comedones. Do you know if diet can contribute to this ...
  A: Personally, I now feel that this can be a dietary problem. I've never had this before in my dogs, ...
Over weight dog?6/20/2007
  Q: We have a year and a 1/2 year old Puggle (pug/beagle) mix, Lyla. We swiched her food about 3 weeks ...
  A: I don't feed Solid Gold, but the same thing often happens to dogs when they first go onto Eagle, the ...
Genital bleeding6/20/2007
  Q: My female dog's a Pomeranian and she's in heat. My male dog, a Castro de laboreiro (a type of dog ...
  A: I would get him into your vet for an examination as it sounds as though he might have some sort of ...
Pink eye6/20/2007
  Q: Hey! I got pink eye from a horse that I work with yesterday. I went home and I'm getting better, but ...
  A: Yes, this is highly contagious for all of us since it is bacterial. Watch for excessive goo buildup ...
Shnauzer 3 yrs old6/20/2007
  Q: He is always stretching his neck and looking at the ceiling Vet doesn't have an answer. Now he is ...
  A: This could be so many things. He could be having a mild seizure, an ear infection, or maybe just a ...
my daschund6/19/2007
  Q: my 5 year old daschund has red bumps on his neck and belly what can i do for him is there a home ...
  A: First you would need a diagnosis of exactly what those red bumps are before any home remedies could ...
Puppy Pads6/19/2007
  Q: We got our puppy from our close friend and neighbor so our puppy came home quite ...
  A: Your problem is that your puppy has been trained to potty outside, and you are now teaching her to ...
Miniature Pomeranians6/18/2007
  Q: I have a 2yr old miniature Pomeranian, and recently she acts as if she gets choked and gasps, and ...
  A: I don't know what this could be, but you should keep a video camera on hand and take some video of ...
registration6/18/2007
  Q: what is the difference between AKC and CKC registration?
  A: I am assuming by CKC you are referring to the Continental Kennel Club rather than the Canadian ...
Need help picking a breed for my family6/18/2007
  Q: My family's looking to buy a dog and so I'm trying to do my part of the research. I'm 19 but I'm a ...
  A: There are some GREAT breeds out there, although I am totally partial to mine<G> The only true way to ...
breathing problem in my dog6/18/2007
  Q: My dog is having difficulties breathing. She is heaving and gasping. I can hear her tummy gurgle ...
  A: I have finally caught up with an internet friend of mine who is a veterinarian, and she said this ...
excessively hungry and thirsty6/18/2007
  Q: I realize that you're not a vet, but...i primarily am needing another opinion from a more ...
  A: Well, I've had a dog on thyroid meds and it did not increase his appetite (well, no more than normal ...
2 year old bordie collie lab mix6/15/2007
  Q: Our family dog Mariah has been sick for a month....we took her to the vet because she was ...
  A: I'm certainly no veterinarian, but you don't say what testing was done to her. I would have her ...
Overbite6/15/2007
  Q: I am thinking about buying a 11 week old APBT. The breeder says that the dog (male) has an ...
  A: An overbite certainly can improve as the lower jaw grows much slower than the upper, but it all ...
dog biting groomer6/15/2007
  Q: My shiz tzu is 7 years old 11 lbs. Has always been groomed monthly. Recently the place changed ...
  A: I would change groomers. NO ONE gives my dogs drugs without my permission... and if they did ask, I ...
Poodle6/14/2007
  Q: I have a poodle that I groomed myself for about the third time this week. Since then he has been ...
  A: I am going to guess that maybe you shaved him a bit close in some areas, or the blade got too hot as ...
miniature schnauzer sibling puppies fighting6/14/2007
  Q: I have a boy and a girl miniature schnauzers, they are 9 weeks old...we are in the puppy training ...
  A: Puppies play very hard, and it often seems (and sounds) like fighting. Gentle puppy play? What is ...
Min Pin in heat/pregnant?6/14/2007
  Q: Last December, I rescued a little min pin female (2 mo.) from Mississippi. After a month or 2, it ...
  A: Enlarging nipples would be one sign of pregnancy, but all symptoms of pregnancy can be mimicked by ...
Grooming6/14/2007
  Q: My 5 month old Yorkie doesn't like taking baths. When I put him in the tub, he always tries to get ...
  A: I don't think any dog enjoys being groomed or bathed, but they certainly can learn to tolerate it. ...
Enlarged Heart6/13/2007
  Q: I have two miniature schnauzers that are 9 years old. (litter mates).They have never had health ...
  A: While I have not heard of this, the fact that your vet wants you to only feed your guy vegetables ...
puppy just lays around6/13/2007
  Q: Is it normal for my 5 month old terrier/min. Eskimo to just lay around all day when its hot? She is ...
  A: While there certainly could be something wrong, lying around during times of extreme heat is pretty ...
puggle puppy6/13/2007
  Q: I am considering buying a puggle puppy and was wondering has anyone had any experience with one and ...
  A: A puggle is what is known as a cross-breed (in other words, a mutt), so one doesn't have the ...
about pitbuls6/12/2007
  Q: When you feed your dog raw meat do that makes the dog have worms? I have another question to um how ...
  A: No, raw meat does not give a dog worms, but it can carry salmonella, which some dogs then pass along ...
shedding6/12/2007
  Q: is it normal for a st,bernard puppy to shed excessively she is 5 months old it doesnt matter if i ...
  A: While I am not familiar with St. Bernards, it is normal for miniature schnauzer puppies to start ...
Not sure if my puppy is in heat6/12/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old pitbull, I seen some bloody mucus looking fluid, 1 day and then again some the ...
  A: It sounds like she is in season, although I don't know why you would be seeing mucous. Some bitches ...
Re-HouseBreaking6/7/2007
  Q: I recently moved out of my parents house and took any three year old westie. She went from having ...
  A: If you or a neighbor cannot let her out at lunchtime, she needs to be confined while you are gone. ...
minpin6/6/2007
  Q: My minpin is having a gel like poop and there is a burnt red color in it. His poop is normal most of ...
  A: No, this is not normal. It could be caused from something that was ingested, but the only way to be ...
Unusual Hyperness6/6/2007
  Q: My dog(a golden retriever) has just turned two years old and is still EXTREMELY hyper the only time ...
  A: Some of what you are seeing might be genetic, particularly if she is from hunting lines, and if that ...
My bitchs first season6/6/2007
  Q: Help!!! I own two boxer pups, Marvin who is 8 months old and Betty who is 5 months old and due for ...
  A: Having both a male and female on site is just asking for disaster as it is **VERY** difficult to ...
At what age does the Papillon's ears remain erect6/6/2007
  Q: I was told their ears go from erect to dropped during the teething stages, and when they get their ...
  A: While I am not that familiar with Papillons, that is probably a true statement for the majority of ...
can my dog have pups early5/29/2007
  Q: hi there my akita is around 7weeks pregnant and she dosent want to come out of the kennel jelly came ...
  A: Yes, a bitch could whelp earlier than normal, but this early the puppies would not survive and it ...
Trouble caring for our dog.5/27/2007
  Q: Got a dog a few months ago from a breeder. Roxy, when we got her, was very shy and hadn't been well ...
  A: We have a dog here that decided she was MINE, but she was to be my daughter's agility dog and needed ...
Puppy biting.5/26/2007
  Q: I have a 6 week old female cocker spaniel. She bites anything and everything she can get a hold of. ...
  A: You have gotten your puppy WAY too young! She should have been left with her mother and littermates ...
aggressive dog5/26/2007
  Q: My husband and I have had our dog for seven years. She was rescued from a humane society. She was ...
  A: Puppies removed from their mother and littermates before learning bite inhibition MUST learn it from ...
Two Dog Questions5/25/2007
  Q: Are collars better or harnesses? And how often should a pet poodle have it's hair trimmed? Before ...
  A: Most "groomed" dogs should be done every 6-8 weeks. Any hair growth longer than eight weeks is going ...
prevent puppies from getting sick5/24/2007
  Q: I have five four week old puppies and I was told not to let them go outside untill they get older ...
  A: Nonsense! Grass alone is not going to make puppies sick! They can, however, get sick if exposed to ...
broken leg5/23/2007
  Q: A week ago today our 5 month old Chihuahua jumped of a chair and broke one of his front legs. He ...
  A: Your first two questions should be addressed to your veterinarian. As to when you are gone, I would ...
DOG DRINKS AND URINATES CONSTANTLY5/22/2007
  Q: I HAVE A 6 YR OLD YELLOW LAB WHO GOES THROUGH EPISODES WHERE HE DRINKS AND URINATES CONSTANTLY. WHEN ...
  A: Drinking excessive amounts of water and not concentrating urine is not normal. These can be symptoms ...
Alergies5/21/2007
  Q: my yorkie has alergies and someone told me about Dinobites but I can't find them online as I was ...
  A: I am not sure what your question is since there isn't one. Dinovite is a dog food supplement with ...
Introducing a puppy to an older dog5/17/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old Maltese x shitzu desexed female. She has been the only dog in that time. We ...
  A: The best way to introduce two dogs is in a neutral area, such as a park, so that there are no ...
clipper blades5/15/2007
  Q: It is time to give our mixed terrior her summer cut. Neither my wife or I can bring ourselves to do ...
  A: Your blade could very well need sharpening; look in the telephone book for a sharpening service. ...
overweight schnauzer and treats (or lack of)5/15/2007
  Q: Karen. I've asked you a few questions regarding my overweight mini schnauzer, JoAnna. This time, ...
  A: I would certainly keep up with the diet, but I do agree that the weight should be coming off easier ...
pregnant yorkie5/14/2007
  Q: Help. I have a female yorkie that is 2and1/2years old. She is barely 5 lbs. My daughter owns the ...
  A: X-rays can be done after 50 days, and the vet should be able to determine the size of the puppies by ...
Miniature Schnauzer becoming TOO attached to me5/14/2007
  Q: I purchased a 1 1/5 yr old min schnauzer 6 weeks ago. Bauer is wonderful with me. I live alone and ...
  A: You need to get him into on-going obedience classes and practice "Nothing in Life is Free" with him. ...
Min. Schnauzer in heat5/14/2007
  Q: My schnauzer is going through her first cycle. I noticed that she is not eating as much as ususl and ...
  A: Yes, the nipples get larger once they come into season. Mine never go off their food when they come ...
6 year old schnauzer losing weight5/11/2007
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer who will be 6 years old this August. Since last summer he has lost ...
  A: Now here is a question for you. Are you sure that your schnauzer is too thin? I find that most ...
white dogs5/11/2007
  Q: i own a staffordshire bull terrier, who is black with a white chest. i have mated him with a brindle ...
  A: While I wasn't able to find info on the likelihood of health problems in a white Staffordshire Bull ...
stray dogs5/8/2007
  Q: how many dogs become stray in one year?
  A: No one really knows the answer to this question, but it is a fact that over 105 million dogs and ...
Is it normal for girl dogs to hump5/7/2007
  Q: Is it normal for girl dogs to hump like male dogs? I have a 5 month old girl pomeranian puppy and ...
  A: This is normal behavior for dominant dogs; it has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with ...
Dog Biting - Lashing Out5/5/2007
  Q: I have a 8 year old Mini Foxie/Cross Jack Russell male. He's always been aggressive to other dogs ...
  A: Whenever there is a change in behavior, the dog needs to be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian to ...
Extroverted Boisterous Male Mini Schnauzer 7 months old not neutered5/2/2007
  Q: I have a problem currently with my boy as he is extremel attached to me and i cant leave him at home ...
  A: Dogs learn very quickly from each other, so bringing in another dog right now might just give you ...
Grey dogs4/25/2007
  Q: I own a blue chihuahua(and a tan cihuahua and a sable/white sheltie) and have been told that there ...
  A: I think this is just a case of semantics. Weimaraners come in gray, as do poodles (who also come in ...
4 month affenpinscher4/25/2007
  Q: I got Nisa from a pet store. I've had her for 2 weeks now. The only problem I am having is when she ...
  A: Pet store puppies come from puppy mills and are generally raised in elevated wire pens or other ...
Bad Dog!!!4/24/2007
  Q: How do I get my dog to stop digging up the back yard, and eating the dirt out of my plants...well if ...
  A: I am hardly one to ask about digging; my dogyard in the back looks like the surface of the moon! ...
worms?4/23/2007
  Q: I am not sure if my 3 1/2 month old puppy has worms. What are the signs? She has been scooting ...
  A: Scooting on the bum is generally a sign of anal gland problems, particularly if you see her trying ...
confused4/22/2007
  Q: i havnt any experience to keep german shepard but two days ago i got a german shepard male pup name ...
  A: Is your friend positive about your puppy's age as that is WAY too young to remove it from its ...
female has not has a heat4/22/2007
  Q: I have a 12 month old female Rottweiler that has not had a heat...I am very worried about it..I'm ...
  A: I am not that familiar with Rottweilers to know when they generally come in heat for the first time, ...
advice4/16/2007
  Q: i have two male rotties one age 3 half the other 2 half which we have only had this one at 2 half ...
  A: It is unclear to me as to which male has been neutered. If the one who is growling is intact, he ...
Girl Boxer is in heat4/16/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old femal boxer, and a male, and we are going to breed them but we have to wait ...
  A: Write on a calendar the first day you saw bleeding, and plan on keeping the dogs separated for four ...
Ginger: still peeing in crate4/15/2007
  Q: I have had her since 3 months and have had the same problem ever since. When I open the crate in ...
  A: I would crate her as close to the outside door as possible so that you don't have as far to take her ...
dogs with colds4/15/2007
  Q: I have two dogs and they've been tested for allergies. Fortunatlly they have none.Lately its been a ...
  A: Generally there is not a lot one can due but let these things run their course, but I would ...
dashound4/14/2007
  Q: I bought a dashound puppy a week ago and now I see that he has what looks like dry skin on the ...
  A: Have you taken him in for his veterinary exam yet? This should always be done within a couple days ...
Male sexually aggressive to other male4/14/2007
  Q: I have a 5-year old male (not neutered) miniature schnauzer. He is not considered good for ...
  A: A couple things here, and I'll start with the more obvious one. The puppy has reached adolescence, ...
Mini-schnauzer anxiety4/13/2007
  Q: We have had a miniature schnauzer for the last 4 years (he is 6) the first 2 years of his life were ...
  A: It could be from his early upbringing or it could be due to "inadvertent training", and part of his ...
Mini-Schnauzer Eye Problem4/11/2007
  Q: Just noticed our 4 yr. old mini-schnauzer had a cloudy spot on one of her eyes. Took her to the vet ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog. There are a couple things you might try... first, if she is ...
do little dogs need help mating?4/10/2007
  Q: we have a male and female Maltese/yorkie mix and would like to breed them, the female is almost a ...
  A: Your bitch hasn't come into heat yet? Most generally come in for the first time between 5-8 months ...
3 month old yorkie with bee sting4/10/2007
  Q: I am very worried as my little 2 pounder had a honey bee stuck in her jaw. I finally got it out. ...
  A: Check her leg and foot for another stinger. She could have been stung by more than one bee. I would ...
Saint Bernard dog4/9/2007
  Q: I have a male Saint Bernard dog, 14 months old and he is not aggressive with any of the family ...
  A: You need to get this dog into obedience classes and work with him every day. He needs to be ...
Determining Pregnancy4/9/2007
  Q: Is it possible for a female that appeared pregnant to absorb the fetus? How do you tell if there is ...
  A: Yes, it is totally possible for a bitch to reabsorb fetuses. This usually happens around 5-6 weeks ...
Yorkie Puppy Biting4/9/2007
  Q: my yorkie puppy is very hyper i just can't settle her down. i have tried a lot to get her to stop ...
  A: Bite inhibition is something that puppies learn from their mother and littermates, but when puppies ...
obedience4/7/2007
  Q: i just adopted a dog, she is only 5 months old, and i don't know how to make her stop peeing inside ...
  A: You need to housebreak her by using a crate. She should be in the crate whenever you cannot be ...
is my dog pregnant4/7/2007
  Q: i have a black lab who was mated at 10 days onto her season by my newly neutered choclate lab. he ...
  A: While ten days is a bit early for ovulation in most bitches, sperm can survive up to a week in the ...
schnauzer coughing4/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old schnauzer that I raised from 4 days old. she is inside and spayed. For two ...
  A: This could be kennel cough, tonsillitis, internal parasites, or a couple other more serious ...
DOGS IN HEAT4/7/2007
  Q: How long do dog stay in heat? I have an Italian Greyhound. Also how often do they go into heat? I ...
  A: Most bitches are in season for three weeks, but some do go a bit longer (or at least are still ...
schnauzer tummy ache4/6/2007
  Q: We adopted our foster dog from schnauzer love rescue this week and he has been have a great time ...
  A: While some dogs will eat new grass in the spring simply because it tastes good (mine go out and ...
my dog is sick4/4/2007
  Q: My dad has just got a new job that involves him to leave in the early morning and come back until ...
  A: Dogs can get very stressed from major changes in their lives, but I think that first you must take ...
Trimming a Pomeranian4/4/2007
  Q: I have two 5 year old poms and I'm considering trimming them down to about 1.5 inches. Our summers ...
  A: I see nothing wrong with trimming down any breed if that is what the owner wants to do. No, I do not ...
Housebreaking Miniature Schnauzer4/3/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer that we are having trouble getting to go potty outside. We ...
  A: The problem with doggy doors is that all they do is allow a dog to come and go at will; they do ...
Breeding4/3/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old rat terrier female that has been in heat once already she started bleeding on ...
  A: While she might be coming into season again, I think it is more likely that she is pregnant or she ...
how old4/3/2007
  Q: How old should my puppy be to get neudered? And does it help him from humping everything?
  A: Males should be neutered from 6-10 months. I prefer waiting on the later side with boys to make sure ...
Dog not eating4/2/2007
  Q: I have a minicher pincer 9 weeks old. I have had her for a week. The first day she was running ...
  A: Some dogs are smart enough to not eat if they don't feel well, while others will eat anyway and then ...
food3/31/2007
  Q: What types of human food can I give to my dog? I am very concerned due to the recalls on dog food ...
  A: Tammy, here is a website that might help you and others who feel the same way! ...
how can i stop my beagle from begging3/31/2007
  Q: every time i eat there is my beagle begging for scraps... I just can't seem to get them to stop.They ...
  A: The easiest way to prevent begging is to just crate them during mealtimes. You could also put them ...
Bitches in season3/30/2007
  Q: is this usual and how long will it last? thank you
  A: Yes, this is not uncommon. Occasionally, some will bleed throughout their entire season, while ...
dog breeding3/29/2007
  Q: how old should a male dog be in order to be breed
  A: A lot depends on a dog's mental maturity, but AKC accepts breedings from males as young as seven ...
toilet training mini schnuazers3/28/2007
  Q: i am thinking of getting another mini, as ours died a few weeks ago. i was just wondering when it ...
  A: When housebreaking the puppy, always take it to the same area of the yard, and then reward it and ...
Soft Tissue Sarcoma3/28/2007
  Q: do you know much about sacroma. My Mn Schnauzer was just diagnosed with this. He is 12...He has one ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I don't know much about sarcomas. I did, however, find these sites that might be ...
Fear of Thunder3/28/2007
  Q: I have a Schnauzer. He is extremely afraid of thunderstorms to the point he just shakes and ...
  A: There are tapes, etc. that one can buy to try to desensitize his dog. Start out playing the sounds ...
What breed is my dog?3/27/2007
  Q: We adopted this guy without any known information about him... We dont even know his age.. We had ...
  A: I wish you had also taken a good side photo of him standing. I don't believe he is purebred, so ...
help3/26/2007
  Q: my pitbull went into labor about two days ago today at 8am she had one puppy and we thought that ...
  A: I think your dog is in an emergency situation; I would do whatever it takes to get her into a ...
dog beautiful hair3/24/2007
  Q: I want to know which food is better for my dog for a beautiful shiny hair.
  A: Well, my favorite is Eagle; I have been feeding it over 25 years, had an impromptu tour of their ...
Dry food with neatest poop outcome?3/23/2007
  Q: I have been feeding my Standard Poodle Iams weight control but want to change to a high end dry dog ...
  A: Frankly, I don't know. I have been feeding the same product (Eagle Original) for over 25 years, so ...
overweight schnauzer - feed one meal or several smaller meals3/22/2007
  Q: Do dogs metabolisms work like humans in that smaller meals taken more frequently keep metabolism ...
  A: Oh, geez.... you just had to ask about my weight loss<G> I was down 56#, and then the Holidays ...
bacon3/21/2007
  Q: can you give dogs bacon
  A: Bacon is one of those foods that should never be given to dogs due to its high fat content. While ...
Toy Poodle Behavior After Neutering3/20/2007
  Q: My poodle is 17 months old, he was neutered very early- about 3 months?? I never had a dog before so ...
  A: The humping is more of a dominance thing, but I guess he can't find anything lower to hump that his ...
AKC vs. CKC3/20/2007
  Q: What is the difference between AKC and CKC? When people say "has papers" what does that really ...
  A: That depends on which CKC you are referring to. The Canadian Kennel Club is a reputable dog ...
My shih tzu3/19/2007
  Q: What makes a dog throw up yellow foam? Is it their food or something wrong with their digestive ...
  A: You are totally correct about Science Diet! Yes, it sounds like she is throwing up bile. Now, you ...
DOG HAIR ALLERY3/17/2007
  Q: We are thinking of getting a family dog and have found a great dog looking for adoption and he is ...
  A: So much depends on your husband's allergies. The best breeds are usually miniature schnauzers and ...
Flea prevention3/15/2007
  Q: I live in Sarasota, Florida and am the proud owner of a six year old German Sheperd and a two year ...
  A: Unfortunately, you live in an area that never gets cold enough to cut down on the flea population, ...
Schnauzer3/14/2007
  Q: I have a minature schnauzer that just turned 4. He was neutered as a pup. About two months ago ...
  A: I really haven't a clue what this is, other than it does sound like some sort of pain reaction. If ...
Heat - how long in between3/14/2007
  Q: How long inbetween heats for a dog
  A: Generally it is 5-1/2 to 6 months, but some do go a bit longer, just as some can go a bit shorter. ...
breeding3/12/2007
  Q: I have medium size toy poodle. She is 5 years old and went into heat 3 days ago. I have a friend ...
  A: Has your bitch ever had puppies before? If not, she is getting to be a bit on the old side for ...
Shy Schnauzer/Stranger in the house3/11/2007
  Q: We have an almost 6 month old mini schnauzer who has been with us since he was 9 weeks old. He ...
  A: The best way to most any schnauzer's heart is through his stomach, but what does he do with ...
Sick Lab- back yard dog3/10/2007
  Q: I have a Black Lab/mix dog named Fluffy, he has always been a very well and healthy dog, But over ...
  A: It sounds like kennel cough, but you really should have a vet take a look at the dog to be sure that ...
Urination3/8/2007
  Q: I have two dogs that are part schnauzer. They are four years old and we have had them since they ...
  A: Whenever there is a urination problem, always have the dog examined first to be sure that it is not ...
Help me help my 6 yr. old miniature schnauzer3/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6 year old neutered miniature schnauzer who has just recently started peeing in his crate. ...
  A: This is a tough one. I was going to suggest a bladder infection when I first started reading. Be ...
13 yo f ms muscle loss, incontinence, etc.3/6/2007
  Q: My 13+ year old female black mini is going downhill. About a year ago she stopped wanting to take ...
  A: Unfortunately, these are all signs of an old dog, and there is no going back to what you had before. ...
housetraining3/5/2007
  Q: My problem is that I'm thinking of adopting a two year old dog who has not been housebroken. The ...
  A: You need to treat him as though you just brought home an 8-week-old puppy. He is eliminating in the ...
Pomeranian in heat3/4/2007
  Q: I have been told and just wanted to verify: My Pom started bleeding - about 7 to 10 days later she ...
  A: It is somewhat correct, except that all bitches are not identical and ovulation times can vary, with ...
age3/2/2007
  Q: I have a question we got our puppy at the humane society and they told us it was 2 1/2 months old. ...
  A: Humping is a sign of dominance. It sounds like you are really going to have your hands full! Get her ...
Lab - Heat3/1/2007
  Q: I have an 8 month old Lab that is in heat for the 1st time. I have noticed that since she has been ...
  A: I have had numerous bitches in heat over the years and I don't recall ever having one that had ...
pets illness2/27/2007
  Q: How long can a dog go without a bowel movement? I'm going crazy trying to figure what is wrong with ...
  A: You are the only one who can decide when it is time to let your dog go. This is such a personal ...
preg2/26/2007
  Q: I have a german shepard,I know she is preg but today i notice she has milk how much longer could it ...
  A: They generally whelp 61-63 days from when they were bred, although they can come a bit earlier or a ...
pet help2/26/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs. 1. A siberian Husky purebreed 2. A mixed smaller dog Our husky had heartworms, we ...
  A: I would suggest you contact your veterinarian and tell him about your difficulty and ask if it would ...
Bishon Friese2/25/2007
  Q: I have an African Gray parrot and a Beagle. The Beagle is a rescue dog from an abused environment ...
  A: While I don't think Bichons have any real hunting instincts, I would always be careful with any dog ...
Bladder Stones in my miniature Schanuzer2/22/2007
  Q: I wondered if you had any experience in continual bladder stones recurrance in your Schauzers..I ...
  A: Well, the struvite stones are purely caused from untreated bladder infections. I have had them in ...
dogs2/21/2007
  Q: i need lots of facts about Black Labs. I need them before March 11th. I have been looking and ...
  A: Just remember.... "act in haste; repent in leisure". If this is because you are in a hurry to bring ...
mama has very little milk2/20/2007
  Q: My shih tzu just had puppies today and she doesn't have much milk( feeding a supplement) is there ...
  A: I just keep plenty of water and food down for the bitch. The milk often doesn't come in for 2-3 days ...
Breeders..2/20/2007
  Q: I was referred to you by a member of the American Mini Snauz club, I was told that you are an ...
  A: I am surprised that a member of the AMSC would send you on such a round-about journey rather than ...
Canine Eye2/18/2007
  Q: I have a 8month old male English Springer Spaniel. Today I noticed (I can not remember seeing this ...
  A: I have no idea what this is, but your veterinarian could give you the contact information to a ...
Min Dachshund puppies 6 weeks old2/17/2007
  Q: My husband and I bought two puppies from a breeder. The puppies were 2 days shy of being 6 months ...
  A: I'm a bit confused here. In the subject line, you say the puppies are six weeks old, but in your ...
RE: maltease dog breeding .2/15/2007
  Q: I am a maltease dog owner, and lover. I bread my maltease dog last july. now she has had her period ...
  A: While the majority of heat cycles are 21 days, some do go longer. Ovulation times can vary from ...
nursing dogs2/13/2007
  Q: Is it ok for a nursing dog to wear a flea collar? We just went to see a puppy at a private house. ...
  A: I would not want *ANY* pesticides on a nursing bitch or around her puppies. Missouri is one of the ...
my dog2/12/2007
  Q: I have a chihuahua and it is pregnant and is tring to give birth is there anything i can do to help ...
  A: Whelping involves mostly sitting around and waiting for nature to take its course. Put on the ...
half way there2/11/2007
  Q: our dog has given birth to 2 pups and we know there is 2 more in there any suggestions on how to ...
  A: Bitches do frequently rest for an hour or so between puppies, but if your bitch is shutting down, ...
No Action with my Lab2/8/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old Lab. This is the fourth time she goes into heat but does not let the male Lab ...
  A: I have had at least one bitch who refused to be bred her entire breeding life, and another who ...
sick lab2/7/2007
  Q: my female chocolate lab is about 11.5 years old. At 2 she was diagnosed with a bad case of hip ...
  A: Yes, she needs to be seen by a veterinarian. It could be a pain reaction, but this really could be ...
help2/5/2007
  Q: help my dog does listen to me at all i even put him in classes but when i say come he walks off when ...
  A: Aren't you the one who was gone for months with your dog in a boarding kennel? Why would you think ...
hey2/4/2007
  Q: hi mi 7 month old lab isnt guarding me is their a way i can teach it if some one hits me it will ...
  A: Labrador Retrievers were bred to retrieve waterfowl, often under extreme conditions, not to be guard ...
Miniature Dachshund2/4/2007
  Q: I need to know when my dogs goes into heat when can they become pregnant? Can she become pregnant ...
  A: They can only become pregnant during their heat cycle. Ovulation time can vary, and sperm can ...
puppy jumps in poop2/4/2007
  Q: I have been trying to train my 6 month old chihuhua female since mid Jan. But she always goes to the ...
  A: Obviously your puppy is trying to get outside to go, but you are not letting her outside in time. ...
Urinary frequency in great dane puppy2/3/2007
  Q: We had a Great Dane puppy born Sept 26. He cannot hold his urine. We have had his urine and stools ...
  A: I am assuming that this puppy is not drinking excessively and thus having to urinate frequently. If ...
"Allowed" substances2/2/2007
  Q: I own a female pit bull(about 16months old) and I would like to ask you some questions concerning ...
  A: Dog nutrition is one of the most controversial subjects among dog people. Some are adamant that dogs ...
help[1/31/2007
  Q: hi i have had my chocolate lab sice he was 6 weeks old and we had him on nutro- natural choice large ...
  A: Personally, I wouldn't feed him either one since there are much better foods available. The Nutro ...
Pugs1/31/2007
  Q: I have a Pug that is 5 months old. My cousin has a male that is 3 years old and we plan to mate ...
  A: The bitch should not be bred before she is around 18 mos. of age. She could be coming in for the ...
Potty Training1/30/2007
  Q: I am having a little trouble with my Miniature Schnauzer. We got him a couple of weeks ago and he ...
  A: Dogs can be "location trained". Your puppy was fairly well trained at his previous house, but ...
inbreeding1/26/2007
  Q: i have my male dog dieseal. he breeded with this other dog and she had puppies. we got one of them ...
  A: Inbreeding increases the odds of producing puppies with hereditary health (and temperament) problems ...
Neutered Pug still mark house?1/25/2007
  Q: we have an 8 month old male pug. We got him when he was 41/2 month old. He was neutered at 5 ...
  A: Marking doesn't have as much to do with being intact as it does the dog's dominance, but it often ...
Chihuahua1/24/2007
  Q: I wanted to purchase a Chihuahua from a friends neighbor. It is 6 weeks old, but I have a concern, ...
  A: First of all, be sure the puppy is at least eight weeks old before bringing it home. Puppies learn ...
kerr dogs1/23/2007
  Q: Isn't therre a breed of dog by the name of kerr
  A: Could you be referring to cur dogs (and not Kerry Blue Terriers)? There are several "breeds" of cur ...
my dog1/22/2007
  Q: I have had my dog fluffy for 6months but she is 13 yrs old. I use to let my dog outside when i first ...
  A: This is not uncommon with old dogs; for some reason, they just "take a hike" if given the ...
whimpering l week puppy1/21/2007
  Q: This is my 4th litter of schnauzer pupppies and I have never encountered this problem before. Sat. ...
  A: In my experience, puppies only cry when they are not comfortable.... too hot, too cold, too hungry, ...
Swimming1/20/2007
  Q: Are there any public swimming pools where dogs can swim with humans?
  A: I have not heard of any, and due to liability issues, I doubt that there are any. Most public ...
training suggestions1/20/2007
  Q: My family and i rescued a 3 month old male beagle from my sister. he was potty trained when she got ...
  A: With my puppies, I don't want that second feeding to be later than 4:30 PM, and I cut off all water ...
flattened femoral bone1/19/2007
  Q: I am not sure if you can help me with this or not, but I appreciate your time. My 7 month old male ...
  A: Sorry, but this is outside my field of expertise. From what I can find, this apparently is a problem ...
Mating Maltese1/18/2007
  Q: I have male maltese & my friend has a female that just finished her menstural cycle when can we mate ...
  A: The bitch should be over 18 mos. and the male over a year (depending on how smart he is about ...
Trying to find information1/18/2007
  Q: Greetings. A friend of mine recently passed away, and a few weeks before he died, told me that he ...
  A: You really didn't give enough information for a good search. I did find this with the name Ch. ...
Omega 31/16/2007
  Q: Karen - I have a 6 year old female Shih-tzu. She weighs about 15 pounds. Do you recommend giving ...
  A: If your dog is already on a great high-premium food such as Eagle, Wellness, Canidae, etc., there ...
In Heat?1/15/2007
  Q: How long will my dog bleed while in heat?
  A: That depends on the individual, but most only bleed up until the time they start ovulating (although ...
pregnant pug1/14/2007
  Q: I have a female and male pug, which I bred approximately 36 days ago, I am fairly sure that she is ...
  A: While some bitches might have a bit of discharge early in the pregnancy and at the very end, they ...
BARF diet for dogs1/13/2007
  Q: I've been reading some net information on the BARF diet, which is a natural, holistic, raw food way ...
  A: I am not an advocate of BARF for the simple reason that *VERY FEW* of us are nutritionists and ...
Breeding yorkies1/12/2007
  Q: If i breed a silky yorkie and a yorkie will the puppies be full bred or mixed ?
  A: I have never heard of anything called a "silky yorkie", but if it is a cross between a Silky Terrier ...
sprayed or neutered/dog age1/11/2007
  Q: what age does a mini snouter male get neutered? what age is 18 wks? how big is 18 wks old?
  A: I like my male puppies to be neutered later than sooner, like around 10-11 months, as long as they ...
Food aggression (mainly treats) towards other dogs & grooming question?1/10/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old female husky/shepherd mix (at least that is what I think she is) named Sasha who ...
  A: The easier question first... as to the grooming, the answer is whatever works, and if the Zoom Groom ...
Fear Aggression in 16 week old mini schnauzer?1/10/2007
  Q: Our mini arrived fearful when he joined our family at 9 weeks but had made great progress. Very ...
  A: Without seeing the situation, it is hard to say what set him off more than normal. Some are affected ...
4 dogs in 2 months1/9/2007
  Q: Something strange is happening around my house. About 2 months ago we came home and our 11 year old ...
  A: Boy, I haven't a clue what is going on with your dogs, but if it isn't some sort or virus or ...
problem with new puppy's eyes1/9/2007
  Q: My husband has been wanting a Chocolate Lab for many years. We found some in our local new's paper. ...
  A: If it was the freshly-washed blanket, it should still be bothering her. Many years ago I had the ...
Doberman Pinscher vs. Miniature Pinscher1/8/2007
  Q: I was wondering if there is a tell tale in difference between a small pup Doberman Pinscher and a ...
  A: You don't say what age, but there would still be an enormous size difference. A Doberman pup would ...
mating1/7/2007
  Q: I have a 10 mth old female pit-bull. She is in her 3rd week of her first menstral cycle. Her vulva ...
  A: Chances are pretty good that she is indeed pregnant. Not all bitches ovulate at the same time. You ...
black turning grey1/7/2007
  Q: My darling miniature Schnauzer 2 1/2 years is turning grey on her back...is this normal? Is there ...
  A: Unfortunately, this is pretty normal genetics for miniature schnauzers nowadays. Most of us have ...
1 Year Old Mini1/5/2007
  Q: OK, We have 2 mini schnauzers, both males, 1 is 3 and the other is just over a year old. Our 3 year ...
  A: Here is the key part of your explanation of your problem: "Smokey is showing aggressive behavior ...
My toy poodle1/4/2007
  Q: I just got my toy poodle and shes 31/2 months. When should I take and get her groomed? And what kind ...
  A: Your puppy can be groomed anytime now. There are many different styles available for poodles. It ...
animal scabies,or mange1/4/2007
  Q: My one dog Dylan has been dignified with animal scabies after 2 vets that treated him for allergies ...
  A: The following is from the manufacturer of Revolution ( ...
mange1/3/2007
  Q: We know what our 1 year old female yorkie as got.But after ayear we are no nearer at clearing it ...
  A: Absolutely, if you have any questions about your dog's health or suspect that something isn't right, ...
potty training yorkie puppy1/2/2007
  Q: i just gotten a yorkie puppy. He was doing good with the wee wee pad s but now he is starting to go ...
  A: If you ever want him to potty outside, you should start doing that now. Dogs get too confused ...
Breeding my german shepards1/2/2007
  Q: but been the first time breeding not sure how to tell if she is pregnant. could please guide me on ...
  A: The best way is to take her to your vet and have her examined. Palpation will often be enough, but ...
Schnauzer heat season12/31/2006
  Q: I have a 7 month old female (Dazee) and a 15 month old male (Jaxon) schnauzer. Dazee looks like she ...
  A: Yes, she is coming into season, if she isn't in already. They don't always bleed. Now is the time to ...
min schnauzer12/31/2006
  Q: Glad to find an expert on mini schnauzer. I have a mini schnauzer that is about 3 mths old... I have ...
  A: 1. Am I correct that you don't want your puppy to ever potty outside? Allowing it to go anywhere ...
issues12/31/2006
  Q: I have a female from Lansing and I can't get the two dogs to breed. The female with stand in front ...
  A: It is hard to say what the problem could be. She could have finished ovulating but is still flagging ...
extremely swollen teet on pomeranian12/31/2006
  Q: My mothers pomeranian has a very large swollen teet on the bottom of her stomach. It is about the ...
  A: This doesn't sound like a pregnancy, particularly since it is only one nipple; it sounds more like a ...
housebreaking12/30/2006
  Q: i have a litter of pitbulls that are 6 weeks old. i am keeping 2 females and 1 male. i was wondering ...
  A: Housebreaking multiples is a lot harder than just housebreaking one since there are so many to try ...
difficulty urinating12/30/2006
  Q: My dog has problems urinating. He is an uneutered 1 yr old male. He goes outside and tries to ...
  A: There is no way around it; this dog desperately needs to see a veterinarian. He could have bladder ...
sores on longhair dog12/29/2006
  Q: My toy dog has developed a lumpy sore on his shoulder, then one on his neck, and one on his ear. It ...
  A: This could be anything from a staph infection to histiocytomas. Your veterinarian needs to see this ...
feeding mini pins12/29/2006
  Q: i have this 3 month old mini pinscher and its my 1st time to hande a small breed of dog so im not ...
  A: The amount to feed would depend on the product being fed, the size of the puppy, and its activity ...
rottweilers in labour12/28/2006
  Q: hi how do you tell when your dogs in labour ? thanx
  A: Most bitches refuse to eat before they go into labor, and they usually have a temperature drop 24 ...
Pregnant Peekapoo?12/27/2006
  Q: I have 2 Peekapoos (male 1 yr/female 3 yrs). About a month ago she was in heat. We are not sure if ...
  A: This is not anything that my bitches have ever done, but they are all individuals. The only way to ...
Mini Schnauzer licking her bottom and is it gas?12/27/2006
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old mini who is in great health and seen by her vet regularly. Recently she has ...
  A: I am not quite sure what you mean by "licking her bottom". If she is licking more at her anus and ...
Breeding Question12/22/2006
  Q: i seen you have been breeding for 30 years so i thought maybe you could help me. I have a dog i ...
  A: I'm afraid I won't be much help. I have a bitch here who is 10-years-old, and I was never able to ...
Mange12/22/2006
  Q: I have a boxer/mastiff pup. He came from the humane society and had had a lot of problems. He was on ...
  A: Your vet would be the best person to ask this question since it would be very easy to overdose the ...
small and large dog feeding12/21/2006
  Q: i have 4 small (under 10#) and 1 larger (whale size) dog. i leave dry food out all day. my problem ...
  A: Leaving food out all day is absolutely the worst thing to do from a behaviorial/training aspect. The ...
Miniature Schnauzer Stinky Feet12/20/2006
  Q: Our 2 1/2 year old miniature schnauzer has stinky feet. We bath her once a week and her coat is ...
  A: Dogs sweat through their feet so there isn't anything you can do about this except bathe them on a ...
biting puppy12/20/2006
  Q: So glad I found you. Reading, I learned that spanking won't correct bad behavior, but I haven't ...
  A: Basically, you have to take the place of mother and littermates and do what they would do. If one of ...
2 year old new adopted dachshund12/19/2006
  Q: We just adopted a 2 year old female dachshund. The rescue gave her shots for DHPP, rabies, ...
  A: I would have a stool check done for internal parasites, even though she was wormed. They might not ...
HELP! My 12 y/o German Shepherd stopped eating!!12/18/2006
  Q: I have a 12 year old German Shepher (Ralphie). He stopped eating his food almost 4 days ago... and ...
  A: I would take him into the vet for a thorough examination ASAP. This could be anything, but at his ...
maltese reoccuring uti12/18/2006
  Q: any way to stop my female maltese from having reoccuring uti's
  A: Have your veterinarian do a culture so that your dog can be put on the correct antibiotic and clear ...
schnauzer with bad hot spots12/14/2006
  Q: This is frustrating for me. My dog has had some hot spots but not this bad. He has about 2 on ...
  A: You might want to have this checked out by your vet as this could have become a staph infection (red ...
Crate Training12/14/2006
  Q: I have an adult dog who no longer uses the crate. He sleeps on his own bed. We are about to get a ...
  A: Feed the puppy in his crate, and keep him in there when he cannot be watched and when he wants to ...
breeding mistake12/13/2006
  Q: My daughters female chihuahua came into heat. She kept the smaller male dogs away, however not the ...
  A: If this *just* happened, you can go to your veterinarian for a mismate shot. There are also drugs ...
schnauzers hair12/11/2006
  Q: does puppy miniature schnauzers hair texture changes ? her backs hair is mostly curly, but now ...
  A: Yes, it can change in some dogs. The first coat generally starts to fall out around 3-4 months, and ...
hair discoloration12/9/2006
  Q: I have 4 month black miniature schnauzer and I noticed that the hair around her mouth has turned a ...
  A: I don't think I've ever heard of beard discoloration starting this early, so I definitely would look ...
my schnauzer bit my girl12/9/2006
  Q: About a month ago we got a schnauzer ,she about a year old,shes was getting along fine,but today my ...
  A: Personally, I think I would return this dog to the breeder; she just sounds too unreliable to be ...
Yorkies12/6/2006
  Q: I just got a baby yorkie he is about 17weeks and I was wondering what I can not feed him? I know he ...
  A: The best thing is to do what I do.... just feed him his kibble and offer ice chips for treats. Here ...
whelping box12/5/2006
  Q: you said something in an answer last month about something for mixing cement in that could be used ...
  A: Yes, that is exactly what it is.... a plastic box. Dimensions are something in the neighborhood of 2 ...
Alpha female behaviour?12/4/2006
  Q: one male about 2 years old, a female about 18 months [they are minatures]and a female super mini or ...
  A: Yes, the older female is trying to show the younger one that she is more alpha. It really is better ...
Strange eating habit12/2/2006
  Q: My miniature schnauzer Zoe has a funny eating habit. When she is given her food she will take food ...
  A: I don't know why some dogs do that, but it is not uncommon with dogs who are in single-dog ...
Pregnant Dog11/30/2006
  Q: I just asked a question a couple days ago about my dog in pregnancy and she is pregnant, i can see ...
  A: Bitches often refuse to eat the day they are going to whelp, but this doesn't sound like that. Try ...
shitzu eyes11/30/2006
  Q: how do i stop the brownish orange stains around my dogs ey es or what can i use to remove it from ...
  A: There could be a physical reason for this, such as extra eyelashes rubbing on the dog's eye ...
Removing a Pup from it's Mom11/29/2006
  Q: We have an opportunity to purchase a Mini Dachshund and the owner wants to have us take him at 6 ...
  A: Six weeks is way too early to remove a puppy from its mother and littermates as it is just getting ...
Inbreeding11/28/2006
  Q: I am acquiring a female that is basically the neice of my male shiztsu. We will not be showing these ...
  A: If the (health) genetics behind the two dogs is "clean" for at least five generations, then it might ...
4 month old puppy11/27/2006
  Q: We got a new 3 month old puppy a month ago and have been lucky enough to spend 24/7 with her. We ...
  A: As long as someone is coming home at lunchtime to let her outside and play with her for a bit, it is ...
hey11/27/2006
  Q: hey thier im leaving my dog that is 6 months old at a day care for 2 months beacuse were leaving for ...
  A: I think it is harder for puppies to remember people, but I have seen older dogs who never forget the ...
need some advice11/26/2006
  Q: i live up north and it gets really cold out here, i mean extremely cold like -20 weather and i was ...
  A: A rottweiler is a short-haired dog and is NOT meant to be an outside dog in extreme climates. He ...
Mini-Schnauzer Puppy Aggression towards Children11/25/2006
  Q: My fiance and I have had our now 6 month old Mini-Schnauzer since he was 12 weeks old. We are ...
  A: Was it possible that he was teased by some neighborhood kids? We used to have that problem on ...
dogs with little sheeding11/24/2006
  Q: I have grown up with Labs my whole life and want a dog. Unfortunately my boyfriend is highly ...
  A: Unfortunately, I am not aware of one that resembles a labrador. There are some, mostly smaller ...
Mating and breeding11/24/2006
  Q: we're planning on having our female Japanese Spitz mate with a male one. She's been having her ...
  A: The best way to insure pregnancy is to have your veterinarian run progesterone tests on your bitch. ...
what to fee dog?11/23/2006
  Q: I have a new snouzer (not the way to spell it) she is not a puppy ...what and how much and when ...
  A: One should never free-feed as the dog will think the food just "grew" there, rather than realize ...
wormer-puppy11/22/2006
  Q: I have a 2month and a half old puppy and i have wormed it about one month ago, and the other day it ...
  A: A dog with worms needs to be wormed more than just one time. However, you need to take a stool ...
Excesive chewing11/21/2006
  Q: I have two female miniature schnauzers. My husband went back to work this summer, after being home ...
  A: Well, unless you want everything you own, including your house, totally destroyed, you *cannot* ...
Yapping11/20/2006
  Q: We have a 10 month old female schnoodle. She is great, although she is in a chewing stage,which I ...
  A: You need to get your puppy into ongoing obedience classes so that she learns to listen to you and ...
one and half year Lab eye sight11/20/2006
  Q: my one and half year Lab, black in colour, is suffering with dry skin and allergy from months baby. ...
  A: Once a dog loses its eyesight, chances are that it will not come back. The exception might be ...
Dog Mopes around and won't eat11/18/2006
  Q: I would re-treat for the whipworms as it sounds like they either were not eliminated entirely or she ...
  A: I'm sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner, but I had computer problems last night and couldn't get ...
Dog Mopes around and won't eat11/17/2006
  Q: This has been going on for a few weeks now. She doesn't play with us or her toys anymore. She ...
  A: I would re-treat for the whipworms as it sounds like they either were not eliminated entirely or she ...
Evil Pekingese11/16/2006
  Q: my name is Brandon, and my sister recently got a Pekignese as a family pet. Her name is Belle and ...
  A: You don't say how old this dog was when your sister got her; she doesn't sound like a puppy. It ...
whelping11/15/2006
  Q: Is a whelping box very nessairy for the female to have her puppies in or can you just use her crate ...
  A: I have often used a crate if I felt the litter wasn't going to be too large. It is much easier to ...
Reproduce11/15/2006
  Q: I have a five and a half old puppy can he reproduce
  A: The answer to that is... unknown. While the American Kennel Club will not accept a sire that is ...
Female Dog In Heat11/14/2006
  Q: My female dog which is a rottweiler mix(female not spayed) has been acting fine with my other dog a ...
  A: Yes, some bitches can be pretty "testy" as they come into season. It is hard to say if she will go ...
Dog with Worms11/14/2006
  Q: My jack russel/pug dog has worms. I can tell because when he poops there are dry rice looking things ...
  A: This sounds like tapeworms. Praziquantel (Drontal, Drontal Plus, or Droncit), the standard ...
Beagle sleepy when begging for food11/14/2006
  Q: I have a Beagle who is about 1yr and 3mo. Sometimes we will give him a scrap from our plates. I've ...
  A: Your answer sounds as good as any other to me. It sounds like he expects to be fed from the table, ...
mini schnauzer bad odor11/13/2006
  Q: I have an 11 year old mini schnauzer with terrrible skin. She scratches all the time. the vet said ...
  A: Allergies can be a terrible thing to have to deal with. The only real way to "cure" this is to ...
Precious!11/13/2006
  Q: Am looking for any info online before taking my miniature schnauzer in to the vets soon. She was a ...
  A: Assuming that "good ol' Uncle Albert" isn't visiting from the Great Beyond (don't laugh, I have ...
Agression11/13/2006
  Q: We have a rescue dog. We've had her for about 5 years. We are not sure how old she is (we think ...
  A: Since she is a rescue, I assume you have no record of her history. I agree that I probably would not ...
Miniature Schnauzer problem with floor walking11/13/2006
  Q: my mini schnauzer Max is 4 years old. Just recently he has developed a fear of walking on our ...
  A: Well, I was going to mention nails, but you took care of that one! You might also make sure that you ...
Lumps on lower back tender11/12/2006
  Q: my dog seems to have two lumps/bumps on each side of his back near his tale under the skin. They ...
  A: If you mean these are on his butt area under his anus, these are probably his anal glands. If they ...
Excessive drinking & swollen belly11/11/2006
  Q: Any ideas what could be wrong with her?My 1year old female lab seems to havea swollen belly with no ...
  A: I am no veterinarian so I couldn't even begin to guess, but I do know that excessive drinking is ...
Mini schnauzer leash agression11/10/2006
  Q: I have two minis (one is a rescue dog age 3 and the other is 22 months). When on the leash and a ...
  A: You really should work with the dogs one at a time. Because there are two of them, they are giving ...
house training11/10/2006
  Q: i have a 1 yr plus old Chihuahua, when i first got her i crate trained her and she learned quickly ...
  A: I would say that your dog was housebroken to your old home, but is not to your new one. Everything ...
crossbreeding and selectivebreeding11/9/2006
  Q: is cross breeding the same as selective breeding?
  A: No, it is not. Cross-breeding is the breeding of two separate breeds... what some are doing to ...
my growling dog11/9/2006
  Q: I have a female Australian kelpie cross collie who just turned two in September that I have had ...
  A: Your dog is maturing, and the baby has brought changes to the family, i.e. an addition to the family ...
jack russell behaviour11/8/2006
  Q: I have a 7mth old male jack russell. He is adorable and most of the time he is brilliant. He does ...
  A: I don't know a lot about Jack Russells, except that they are an extremely active breed and really ...
1st pregnant chihuahua11/8/2006
  Q: Our dog is due within a few weeks and the previous answer you responded to scared me a little, how ...
  A: Basically, it helps to know when things are progressing normally. Beyond that, for me, it is more of ...
about my 7 month chinhuahua11/7/2006
  Q: i would like to know how come my seven month old chinhuahua goes outside for long time pees few ...
  A: It sounds like he is marking, and neutering might help that if you do it soon. First though, I would ...
should you feed pregnant dogs puppy food11/6/2006
  Q: ma jack russell is having puppys and i wanted to know if i should feed her puppy dog food cause shes ...
  A: Many breeders and vets will say to put them on puppy food, but I never have with my schnauzers, and ...
How to stop male dog from making his mark in the house.11/5/2006
  Q: I have a male Maltese that is 3yrs old. He is housebroken but when my daughter's male dog visited ...
  A: You need to thoroughly clean those areas with an enzyme product that will remove ALL traces of ...
male dogs11/5/2006
  Q: How can you tell if a stray male dog has been neutered? I was once told that the neutered dog ...
  A: BELIEVE ME, if you have male dogs hanging around your house, they are *ALL* intact. Absolutely no ...
my lab might be in heat11/4/2006
  Q: is it normal that i have a 7 month old starting her heat i think and the only reason i think this is ...
  A: While many bitches come in heat for the first time at around six months of age, some, usually ...
containing a dog in the house11/3/2006
  Q: My son has a siberian husky, He is 13 years old. We are at the end of our rope, because he is gone ...
  A: I am assuming it is the son who is 13? The dog sounds too active to be that old. Sibes particularly ...
Miniature Schnauzer - chewing on paws11/3/2006
  Q: My father has a miniature schnauzer who is constantly chewing on his paws. They are actually ...
  A: This is most commonly due to allergies of some sort, but I have a retired agility dog who licks his ...
dog chewing11/2/2006
  Q: when ever my wife and I leave the house for any amount of time our 1 yr. old mixed lab finds ...
  A: This could be separation anxiety or just plain boredom. At any rate, put her in a crate whenever you ...
Growling Mini Schnauzer11/2/2006
  Q: My husband and I inherited my mother-in-law's 3 year old mini schnauzer in April when she died. At ...
  A: First I would have him examined by a veterinarian to be sure that there are no pain issues going on, ...
grooming11/1/2006
  Q: I have been grooming my own dog the last three-four years because of dissatisfaction with his ...
  A: Here is an excellent site that should answer most of your questions: ...
Dreaded Mini Schnauzer skin problems...10/30/2006
  Q: I am the owner of a precious 4 yr old pale silver mini schnauzer. For the past 2 yrs we have been ...
  A: I think it is time to ditch that vet of yours and find a new one. I would be wanting mine to have ...
breeding10/29/2006
  Q: my border collies mated on September 21,2006 and my male was only going on ten months and my female ...
  A: Absolutely she can be pregnant! Palpating a bitch early in pregnancy requires very talented hands, ...
wheezing away.10/29/2006
  Q: i have a silky terrier,(its 2 and a half months old), and ever since the day i had it,it had always ...
  A: Absolutely you should. While this may not be anything of real concern, the fact that something has ...
preg or false10/28/2006
  Q: Our chihuahua was bred and today if her 60th day. Her nipples have liquid when sqeezed gently, she ...
  A: The only way to be certain (other than waiting) is to have an X-ray done, which can be done any time ...
Male Mini Schnauzer10/28/2006
  Q: I have a 9 mo old male mini schnauzer (not neutered) named Boomer who I added to our family as a ...
  A: While I really don't know the answer to this, I have seen it done before, and usually to an older ...
antibiotics and the pregnant bitch10/27/2006
  Q: I have been walking my 6 week pregnant female german shepherd for exercise as I can't do our normal ...
  A: A quick search on the internet seems to say that cephalexin has not been shown to cause problems ...
dog breeding10/26/2006
  Q: i HAVE THIS DOG THAT i WAS EXPECTING TO GO IN HEAT ON THE 7TH OF October AND SHE HASN'T YET.sO CAN ...
  A: Bitches come into heat whenever they feel like it; they cannot be rushed, and although most of them ...
Is our dog in heat10/25/2006
  Q: I have a Male Lahasa apso who is 3 years old and a Female Lahasa Apso who is 18 months. The female ...
  A: Usually they are in heat every 5-6 months, but some occasionally come in within 3-4 months. You ...
are there any dogs that are born without tails?10/24/2006
  Q: I had gotten a puppy that is 7 weeks old, she is mixed with three different types of breeds. The ...
  A: Yes, it is totally possible. Nature is constantly experimenting, and genetic mutations crop up on a ...
Schnauzer stains10/24/2006
  Q: How do conformation schnauzer dog coats get so white? What do they use to make the coat so WHITE? ...
  A: Actually, the key is to keep them from becoming stained in the first place. This is done by feeding ...
itchy skin on mini schnauzer10/24/2006
  Q: the areas are face,around eyes, both shoulder joints and paws. need help. i still have some Taktic ...
  A: While I am not familiar with that product, I am quite sure you could use it. However, the problem ...
my pupy10/23/2006
  Q: my puppy is 4 months old and sometimes his leg shakes a little bit does that mean it has cancer in ...
  A: No, I seriously doubt that your puppy has cancer in his leg. Usually a puppy's leg shakes because ...
sudden aggresion10/23/2006
  Q: I have a 2yr old Maltese w/ a little shi tzu. He has suddenly become aggresive, even biting. Each ...
  A: Any time behavior changes suddenly, one should first look for physical reasons. Have your vet go ...
behavior change10/22/2006
  Q: My terrier is having her period. I find she is aggressive at times. She may suddenly pounce on my ...
  A: While it doesn't happen to all bitches, some do experience behavior changes during heat cycles, and ...
How often to stud out male.10/20/2006
  Q: I am thinking about getting a mini daschund male who is a beautiful puppy. If I were to stud him out ...
  A: Anyone wanting to breed should first read these websites as breeding is something that should never ...
pit bull puppy10/20/2006
  Q: my two mouth old puppy has a gagging cough. he has had his shots and been wormed several times. ...
  A: It might be a bit early for heartworms to be that advanced, but odder things have happened and I am ...
Day after Dog Groomed - Rash10/19/2006
  Q: I had my dog groomed yesterday and noticed a few light red marks around the inner groin area. Today ...
  A: Yes, this is a possibility. If this continues to worsen, you should probably have him seen by your ...
litter10/18/2006
  Q: my vet comfirmed w/x-ray that my min pin has 8 puppies, is this unusual?
  A: A quick search on the internet revealed that most consider four to be an average-sized litter for ...
Miniature Schnauzer Potty Training10/16/2006
  Q: My wife wanted a Mini Schnauzer for our anniversary. I had told her to hold off due to that she was ...
  A: Talk about a case of "good news/bad news"! First of all, crate-training is absolutely the best way ...
my chihuahua10/15/2006
  Q: my chihuahau is only 91/2 months old and she was in heat i kept her seperated from my 2 yr old male ...
  A: It may be a false pregnancy. The best thing to do would be to have your veterinarian make that ...
Mating10/14/2006
  Q: Karen, Ok I have a yr old Rat Terrer appx 7lbs. SHe is a rescue & came into heat almost as ...
  A: Yes, it is possible for a bitch to get pregnant without a real tie; the sperm just have a much ...
How do I potty train my puppy?10/12/2006
  Q: How do I train my 9 month puppy? My puppy is 9 months old. She has had 3 differnt owners. The first ...
  A: First, make certain that she does not have a bladder infection as a sick dog cannot help what she is ...
showing black & silver schnauzer10/11/2006
  Q: i sent you an e-mail 2 days ago, i'm showing over the week-end and would like to know if you can ...
  A: I'm so sorry, but I never received your email; I even looked in my spam folder. Knowing email, I ...
Training10/5/2006
  Q: Hey Karen, I was just wondering, do you have kids? Would you say that dogs or children are easier ...
  A: Yes, I have two grown daughters, one of which has her own children now. This is one of the easiest ...
pregnant chihuahua10/4/2006
  Q: My chihuahua is pregnant - due to deliver probably w/in a week or so....but, i have another (male) ...
  A: She should already be settled into where you want her to whelp, be it a whelping box or a crate, and ...
temerment10/2/2006
  Q: I want to know about the temperment of dalmations
  A: The breed standard calls for them to be "stable and outgoing, yet dignified", with shyness being a ...
Territorial/aggressiveness10/1/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old white miniature schnauzer. He is a very sweet dog, but whenever he has a bone or ...
  A: I can guarantee if one of my dogs did that to me that he would NOT be getting any bones or treats! ...
dog9/30/2006
  Q: what are ways that you can tell your dog is going to be giving birth?
  A: One can usually tell by the dog's behavior... nesting, panting, temperature drop, etc., however a ...
sick schnauzer9/25/2006
  Q: I have a 1 year old miniature schnauzer that loves to chew!!! Today, she chewed up an ink pen. We ...
  A: Yes, I would call your veterinarian to have her checked out to be sure that everything is okay. ...
Poop in winter9/20/2006
  Q: I am new to having a Dog and I was wondering what do you do when it snowing and raining in terms of ...
  A: You don't state your conditions, but when I lived in town, it was not uncommon to have to shovel a ...
to crop or not to crop9/17/2006
  Q: Our miniature schnauzer is now 10 months old. When we got him from the breeder at 8 weeks, she ...
  A: If there is any lift to those ears at all, they can probably be cropped, but an ear cropper would ...
Question for my maltese poodle9/14/2006
  Q: What can I do for tear stains for my maltese poodle, I have tried numerous tear stains that they ...
  A: Here is an excellent website from a Maltese breeder that describes what might cause tear staining ...
Biting9/12/2006
  Q: We have an 11-month old male schnauzer named Chase. We got him at 10wks. We have 3 children, ages ...
  A: I do agree with your husband that this dog may turn on the children if one of them does something ...
dog chewing himself9/12/2006
  Q: My dog is half schnauzer half sheltie--really looks & acts like a schnauzer. Even though we bathe ...
  A: This may not be a flea problem, but instead might be an anal gland problem. It could be that they ...
breeding9/10/2006
  Q: We have a lhasa apso that we mated about1 month ago. right now she has very large nipples eats much ...
  A: Bitches can be very good at having false pregnancies and can show all the symptoms of being ...
BREDDING9/8/2006
  Q: I would love to breed them but my male is a bit larger then the female. He weighs around 11 to 12 ...
  A: First of all, I am not familiar enough with Pomeranian genetics to know the outcome of breeding two ...
in heat and bleeding ,pee. like in pain9/7/2006
  Q: small dog 8yr old. in heat. its been 6 week. when she bleed, she pee at the same time. but she make ...
  A: Most bitches are only in heat for three weeks. This sounds like it might be something else to me, ...
Dog Licking other Dog9/6/2006
  Q: I have 2 miniature schnauzers, approximately 3 months apart in age. They are both just over 4 years ...
  A: This sounds a bit like obsessive-compulsive disorder since he gets so upset when you separate them, ...
Pom question...8/31/2006
  Q: I have a female pomeranian who is 6 months old. She is an orange sable with a black mask. She has a ...
  A: The best person to answer your question would be your dog's breeder as he/she would be familiar with ...
heat8/30/2006
  Q: wondered if you have any ideas tohasten my welsh terriergoing into heat. she is due to come into ...
  A: Frankly, I don't believe in fooling around with Mother Nature, and while there are drugs to prolong ...
shampoo8/27/2006
  Q: Any recommendations on shampoo for a Norwich terrier? Thanks! ...Steve
  A: Most dog shampoos are pretty good, but you want one that sudses up well and rinses out easily. Best ...
rehousebreaking a mini schnauzer8/23/2006
  Q: I have a miniature Schnauzer who's almost 3. My wife and I are getting divorced and initially she ...
  A: Sorry to hear about you and your wife. First I would have the dog examined by your veterinarian to ...
color pigment8/23/2006
  Q: We bought a ceram color schnauzer two weeks ago he is about three and a half months old. He has pink ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I am not at all familiar with the "off colors" of schauzers. I would suggest you ...
biting and aggression8/18/2006
  Q: We just go a min pin who is 8 weeks old. i am very excited, but concerened about training him ...
  A: It sounds like you are going to have your hands full with this little guy. If I were you, I would ...
overweight mini schanuzer8/17/2006
  Q: JoAnna has been overly spoiled by myself and other family members. When I say spoiled, I mean ...
  A: Overweight schnauzers are disasters just waiting to happen what with their predisposition for ...
black mini turning gray8/16/2006
  Q: I have a 4 yr. old mini schnauzer, JoAnna, whom I've been grooming myself the past year. I've ...
  A: This is very common in almost all schnauzers that have been clippered... it is just more noticeable ...
mini Schnauzer agressive with children8/10/2006
  Q: karen - I have a mini schnauzer who growls at small children and will even chase after them and ...
  A: Many schnauzers do have a high chase instinct... obviously needed in order to kill vermin, one of ...
re: bringing a pug into heat8/9/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old black pug. She has whelped 1 large liter of 7 pups. I was wondering if there is ...
  A: I know that there are things you can give a bitch to delay a season (and they can have severe side ...
Dog in mourning8/4/2006
  Q: A close friend of ours passed away last Sunday night. He and his wife have a West Highland White ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I hit the wrong button when I went to respond to your question. This is a very ...
My puppy will only poop inside my house8/3/2006
  Q: I just recently adopted a puppy about a week ago, golden retriever & terrier mix, and since i have ...
  A: You absolutely must not and cannot correct a dog unless you catch it in the act of doing the ...
registering mini schnauzer puppies8/2/2006
  Q: I have four black mini schnauzer puppies (5 weeks old). Three of them have a small white spot on ...
  A: They sound like blacks to me. BS puppies will have the same markings that SP dogs have, although in ...
Matting7/22/2006
  Q: How serious is bad matting on a schnauzer? What problems can it cause? Is it uncofortable to the ...
  A: The amount of matting on a schnauzer will vary depending on the type of coat it has, with those ...
showing affection7/22/2006
  Q: I have recently got a little Papillon . He is ten weeks old. At first he was very affectionate with ...
  A: Licking is a sign of submissiveness, although chewing is very common with puppies at this age. Since ...
your feedback would be appreciated7/19/2006
  Q: First of all, I am not going back to this groomer. But I wanted to get some feedback on how I ...
  A: You did not say what your breed was nor how much work it required, but it does sound to me like that ...
what age should a dog stop having puppies?7/14/2006
  Q: I have a neighbor who has a 9yr old min pin and is pregnant with her 3rd litter. is that bad? i ...
  A: Most of us retire our bitches by the age of 5-6 because there is an increased risk for problems ...
Pregnant Mini!!!7/12/2006
  Q: Karen, I recently noticed my mini's stomach was really hard and her nipples are sagging and ...
  A: You really need to contact your veterinarian about this. First of all, the 4th of July was eight ...
pomeranian problem7/12/2006
  Q: I have a 3 1/2 month old pomeranian (she was born on March 20th). I have owned her since she was ...
  A: >>she has now gotten used to and has developed the bad habit of peeing in the play pen!.....I cannot ...
pregnant dog7/11/2006
  Q: my dog is 60 days in her pregnancy. the thing is how can you tell if shell hurt her puppies or kill ...
  A: When a bitch has that first litter of puppies, there is no way to know how she will react to them. ...
Aggressive Behavior by our Mini-Schnauzer7/6/2006
  Q: Ms. Brittan, figured we'd ask an expert. We have a 7 month old, male, Mini-Schnauzer, who we both ...
  A: Your dog could be going through a secondary fear period, although it is usually later than this ...
scared dog7/3/2006
  Q: I was petting my schnauzer on the bed about a week ago when he jumped like he had been shocked. He ...
  A: I cannot begin to imagine what is going on with your dog. Could he be hearing some sound that you ...
Puppy Coat Care......7/3/2006
  Q: How are you? I really appreciate your time in answering my question. First of all I will tell you we ...
  A: My goodness! There are so many great products out there now, and some work better on certain coats ...
Mini Schnauzer7/3/2006
  Q: I have a 5 year old female mini Schnauzer. I want to know when can she get pregnant. And for her to ...
  A: Yes, she has to be in heat in order to get pregnant, but some bitches have been known to have ...
Poodles Again! AKC registration6/28/2006
  Q: Can I pay the AKC to register my purebred puppy after the purchase, like in 6 months or so? The ...
  A: You have one year from the date of issue of the registration application in which to register your ...
Mosquitoes6/28/2006
  Q: I am bringing my two miniature schnauzers camping for the Canada Day long weekend and even though ...
  A: While I have never tried the Bounce sheets, there certainly are plenty of people on the internet ...
What is best for her6/20/2006
  Q: I am taking my baby halley to mate with a stud today my question is how soon will i know wether or ...
  A: You really should call your vet and set up an appointment and discuss all of your concerns with ...
breeder6/17/2006
  Q: you said you are a breeder then can you tell me how you would handle this. A man put a deposit on a ...
  A: I'm not entirely sure I understand what you are saying. The man put a deposit on one puppy and ...
mini schnauzers anal glands6/15/2006
  Q: love your grooming site by the way. Well my question is I have a one yr old bitch who app once a ...
  A: Your vet is probably the only one who really knows the answer to your question, but I would think ...
mini schnauzer puppy6/8/2006
  Q: I just brought home a 10week mini schnauzer and he seems lethargic,doesn't seem interested in ...
  A: This doesn't seem normal for any puppy. Get him into a vet immediately for an exam (one should ...
sraying5/27/2006
  Q: well my dog keeps spraying and someone said the only way to get the dog to stop is to get it's ...
  A: I think you should have neutered your dog a long time ago before he got used to using your house as ...
My Mini5/23/2006
  Q: I have a six year old mini. She is very picky about her food. We have to change it all the time ...
  A: Some schnauzers can become very picky if you start catering to them. First of all, do be sure you ...
how long5/16/2006
  Q: When will she start producing milk?
  A: That varies from bitch to bitch, but is usually close to whelping time. I suggest you contact your ...
puppies and baths5/13/2006
  Q: We just got an eight week old miniature schnauzer. I have a question about baths. When can we give ...
  A: She can have a bath now. Just be sure that she doesn't get chilled. I wouldn't give her one more ...
Grooming5/12/2006
  Q: I have a golden retriever and I was wondering if there were any health risks involved if I shaved ...
  A: That depends on what you mean by "machine". If you meant dog clippers, there should be no problem as ...
New dog, old dog siblings began fighting5/12/2006
  Q: We had a beautiful, well-adjusted Border Collie and kept one of her male puppies. Joe is a skittish ...
  A: For one thing, do not feed them in the same area, but in their own crates. Or stand there and watch ...
interbreeding worry5/10/2006
  Q: i'm the owner of 2 british inuits. 1 bitch and 1 dog. i had intentions of allowing them to have a ...
  A: First of all, make sure you have homes available for some of those puppies or you could be stuck ...
6-wk old min. schnauzer5/8/2006
  Q: Welcomed Tinkerbelle into our family last Saturday and want to make sure we are communicating the ...
  A: A six-week-old puppy is MUCH too young to leave its mother! One shouldn't bring a puppy home until ...
Dog's Hair5/7/2006
  Q: I have had my cockapoo for about 9 months. My dog has long hair and ends up looking like a mop if i ...
  A: Hair growth rate varies from dog to dog so I couldn't begin to guess how long it would take your dog ...
House Training for the Second Time5/4/2006
  Q: We adopted a 4 year old female Shitzu from a breeder and she adapted well to our family. After ...
  A: I would watch carefully to see exactly what is going on outside (you might have to hide a bit so as ...
New dog dilemma5/3/2006
  Q: I noticed in your profile that you are very familiar with miniature schnauzers so I was hoping you ...
  A: Frannie sounds like she belongs in a one-dog household to me, no matter how much you like her. She ...
Untimely death of Beloved Schnauzer of my parents5/1/2006
  Q: My Mom and Dad have had Min-Schnauzers since 1988. They lost Bubby-at 15 a year ago. Klaus had just ...
  A: Sorry, but I am not a veterinarian so I couldn't begin to guess what the problem was. The only way ...
Indoor Peeing by New Dog4/18/2006
  Q: We took home a dog last week that is a Katrina stray, up from Louisiana (we live in Minneapolis). ...
  A: First of all, when you bring home a new dog like this, he is most likely stressed, doesn't know the ...
which breed for my family?4/13/2006
  Q: We have 2 children, nearly 5 and nearly 9. I have never had a dog bfore, but my husband grew up with ...
  A: Well, I am very prejudiced, but in the interest of fairness, I also had my 30-something daughter ...
He won't stop marking4/5/2006
  Q: I have a Sussex Spaniel male, he's four years old. When he was a puppy he was raised with an older ...
  A: Marking is often a dominance issue, and since yours has been doing it for so long, it is unlikely ...
MY DOGS A BITER !3/31/2006
  Q: I have an 8 month old female Staffordshire Terrior that wants to bite and nibble all the time - she ...
  A: No, I don't expect she will grow out of this. She should have learned that teeth on a person's body ...
a quiz3/17/2006
  Q: What's the only non pedigree dog to appear on the Kennel Club's walls?
  A: The definition of a pedigree is the ancestry of an animal. Since all animals have ancestors, ...
dog training3/13/2006
  Q: We have a 2 1/2 year old mixed breed dog named Rocky. He is very intelligent, obedient and super ...
  A: You cannot teach a dog not to do something if you cannot catch him in the act of doing it. ...
puppys3/7/2006
  Q: what are the chances of a male with one testical have on having a litter?thanks
  A: Extremely good, providing that male has good aim. The retained testicle is usually sterile due to ...
new dog/old dog interaction2/26/2006
  Q: I have a 4 year old dog and my husband and I have just adopted a 6 month old dog from a dog shelter. ...
  A: Leaving food out all day may allow one or the other (or both) dogs to overeat and put on too much ...
puppys2/16/2006
  Q: when should i be ready to give my puppys away? Ther 5 weeks now.
  A: First of all, *giving* an animal away is not really a good thing as people tend to value it by how ...
Dog Coat Types2/10/2006
  Q: I hope you are able to help me. I am a student studying for a Diploma in Animal Care in the UK and ...
  A: Guessing here, but there could probably be hundreds of different combinations! Basically, a dog is ...
VPI pet insurance2/8/2006
  Q: Dear Karen - Do you know of a better pet insurance than VPI?
  A: Personally, I don't think any of them are worth it... unless you are unlucky enough to get a dog who ...
Mini Schnauzer1/30/2006
  Q: Mini schnauzer 3.5 years old. He has all shots and seems healthy. When he plays fetch with the ...
  A: You didn't ask a question here, but I am guessing you want to know why he tires in one circumstance ...
dogs legs giving out1/27/2006
  Q: My American Eskimo seems to have had trouble with her legs for a little while. I have taken her to ...
  A: I would try to take some videotape of this when it happens so that you have something to show the ...
Schnauzer skin1/18/2006
  Q: I have a mini schnauzer who will be 8 years old this April. Over the last 2-3 months, he has ...
  A: Frankly, while I am no veterinarian, this sounds like a staph infection to me. I would have him ...
dog breeding1/3/2006
  Q: She was at a boarding kennel when she started. Do your dogs always stand still or do you ever hold ...
  A: I *always* hold my dogs so that no one gets injured. Some will stand willingly and some will not. ...
dog barking and aggression12/27/2005
  Q: I am an American that has moved to Germany with my dog Angel (a sweet Maltese that is very friendly ...
  A: First of all, if they have such a thing as training classes over there, that is what you need. The ...
Clippers for a minature Yorkie12/19/2005
  Q: Which clippers do you recommend? Andis, Oster or Wahl. What blades are necessary thanks
  A: Andis would probably be the best, as they are the quietest. Get professional clippers, not the ...
Vicious Dog next door12/4/2005
  Q: We have a vicious dog next door that keeps getting throught the fence and barking at me when I go in ...
  A: The dog might dig under, but he would have a hard time chewing his way through a chain link fence. ...
Schnoodle pooping in the house12/3/2005
  Q: Karen, Our Schnoodle constantly goes in the house and also after he's been taken outside. We do ...
  A: This puppy has formed some very bad habits that will be very hard to break now. First of all, most ...
Dogs and Music11/19/2005
  Q: D Do you think certain types of music appeal to dogs more than others?
  A: While I don't know that any studies have ever been done on this, it does make sense that calm, quiet ...
? about hair of both my Min. Schnauzers11/18/2005
  Q: I have two Min. Schnauzers - both from different litters. I question which one of them I have been ...
  A: I cannot comment as to whether your dogs are purebred or not, as there certainly have been some bad ...
Dog hates my boyfriend11/9/2005
  Q: Karen, I got my dog (pug) about two months ago from a pug breeder. He was one year and eight ...
  A: This is a hard one to answer. Does Norman like food? You might try having the boyfriend feed him... ...
schnauzer urinating11/4/2005
  Q: Karen I have two miniature schnauzers one male and one female both about four years old. I had the ...
  A: First, since schnauzers are prone to urinary problems, I would have him checked by your veterinarian ...
House training an older minature schnauzer10/24/2005
  Q: Three months ago I adopted a 5 year old dog that had never been house broken, leash trained or ...
  A: Unfortunately, since your guy has been allowed to pretty much do as he pleased for five years, I ...
minature10/23/2005
  Q: is minature a good dog ?
  A: If you are referring to a miniature schnauzer, it is a GREAT breed of dog! They are very ...
itching10/9/2005
  Q: I have an 8 month old miniature schnoodle, schanuzer/poodle mix, 15 lbs. Do the schnauzers have ...
  A: I assume you are referring to the mole with the hard whiskers under the chin. ALL dogs have this, ...
Two Cairns in a Home9/3/2005
  Q: We recently (two months ago) adopted an abused Cairn Terrier. She (Molly) is a quiet, sweet, and ...
  A: Just continue to ignore this behavior and I am sure Gus will eventually come around to some degree. ...
new dog/old dog interaction8/30/2005
  Q: I brought home a one-year-old pug (Tank) last weekend, and have a seven-year-old pug (Sam) I got ...
  A: This is perfectly normal behavior (although low-grade infections in the "humpee" can cause the same ...
samoyeds8/26/2005
  Q: a friend of mine recently adopted a stray dog who is a samoyed, only his fur is not white but red. i ...
  A: Samoyeds do not come in red, but are white, although they can have "biscuit" (light tan) markings. ...
Small children & pets8/21/2005
  Q: My girlfriend is interested in buying her daughter a small or medium dog. Since I am allergic, we ...
  A: Since you are allergic, you need to do a lot of research into what breed(s) might work for you. ...
Feeding My Dog8/5/2005
  Q: I have a dog that is just a little bigger than the dog off of Men In Black 1 and 2 with Will Smith, ...
  A: First of all, your dog really should be on a better-quality dog food. The stuff you are feeding ...
Licking...7/31/2005
  Q: I am the proud owner of a 3-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Abby. She is my baby! I have noticed now ...
  A: Generally, excessive licking like this is due to allergies or fungal infections (on the feet), but ...
Adult training7/26/2005
  Q: I have a miniature schnauzer and was just wondering if its too late to train him for behavioral ...
  A: Since this behavior has been allowed to continue for so long, it will probably be very hard to ...
Schnauzer seizures??7/22/2005
  Q: I have a three year old male schnauzer. He seems very happy and well adjusted. However, ...
  A: When electrical impulses in the brain go haywire, they short-circuit normal brain processes, ...
Knots7/17/2005
  Q: Do you know the best way to clean up my 6 month old pup's knots in his fur? He is a Maltese mixed ...
  A: If you plan to have him groomed (trimmed), the easiest way is to just cut them off. Otherwise, you ...
schnauzer puppies for sale7/8/2005
  Q: A breeder I was talking to gave me your name who said you were very reliable. I am looking for a ...
  A: Here is a great place to start your search: http://amsc.us/breeders.html Find your state, and, ...
fertility7/5/2005
  Q: I have an againg yorkie who has been the best dog I have ever had. The yorkie is a male, and I was ...
  A: This varies from dog to dog, but generally dogs who have never been used have lower sperm rates than ...
Miniature Schnauzer Aggressiveness7/3/2005
  Q: Max will be two years old in September. When we got him at the age of 6 weeks, we had a young adult ...
  A: There are several things going on here. First of all, Max was acquired at too young an age, before ...
Dog reproduction6/29/2005
  Q: I am aware you do not breed jack russles but thought you'd be a good person to ask about this, I ...
  A: I am not that familiar with Jack Russell Terriers, but WHY would you want to breed mutts when there ...
Dog question6/28/2005
  Q: Im a prospective dog owner. Im just beginning my research into what kind of dog I'd like to own. ...
  A: Miniature Schnauzers and poodles tend to be two of the least allergenic breeds there are. When going ...
Mini Schnauzer eyesight problem6/27/2005
  Q: I have a female mini schnauzer that will be 8 years old in October. Over the last two weeks, we ...
  A: Boy, I couldn't begin to guess what is going on as schnauzers can have a number of eye problems ...
Hello, as you already know...6/10/2005
  Q: as you already know I have a 1 1/2 year old lab and a 7 month old jack russle terrier, the lab is ...
  A: There is no way to predict that. It all depends on the dominance level of all of the dogs, but more ...
puppy growling6/7/2005
  Q: We have a wonderful 7 week old shih tzu puppy. He had been perfectly fine, loving, playful and ...
  A: You need to get Winston into puppy and obedience classes as soon as they will allow him as you ...
Miniature Schnauzer Training5/31/2005
  Q: I have a 5 month mini-schnauzer and I want to make sure I do everyting right. From training to ...
  A: Obedience training is an absolute must for every dog, particularly schnauzers! They are smarter than ...
BEHAVIOR5/23/2005
  Q: IF A HOUSE DOG IS NEUTERED WILL HE CONTINUE TO "MARK TERRITORY" INDOORS? THIS HAS BECOME A PROBLEM ...
  A: Marking is generally done by more dominant dogs, and if yours has learned that he can get away with ...
groomer troubles5/9/2005
  Q: We have a chihuahua / jack russel mixed.Very hyperactive small breed but when we take him to ...
  A: First of all, I would *NEVER* consider drugging a dog to get it groomed. There is something ...
Schnauzers in heat4/30/2005
  Q: my friends mini schnauzer has come into heat for the first time how long does the bleeding last and ...
  A: This can vary from dog to dog, but most are usually in season for three weeks; some go a bit longer, ...
Miniature Schnauzers4/16/2005
  Q: I have two black miniature schnauzers, both from the same litter and about 7 years old. One male/one ...
  A: Answer 1: Generally, anytime a dog is overweight it is getting more to eat than it requires. Each ...
dew claw removal4/13/2005
  Q: It seems that the removal of dew claws is quite popular but if a mini schnauzer is going to ...
  A: Well, we do agility here, and have been fairly successful, and none of our dogs have their dewclaws. ...
Home grooming3/26/2005
  Q: I bought a Gromming kit awhile back for my dog[Spanky]he like many dogs don't like getting a hair ...
  A: Frankly, none of it is easy to do if one has never used clippers before or if the dog is afraid of ...
Minature Schnauzer3/22/2005
  Q: We have a 16 year old minature schnauzer who is having a problem and both her vet and I are dumb ...
  A: This sounds like the coming and going of vestibular syndrome to me, without the obvious symptoms ...
grooming business3/2/2005
  Q: Can you tell me the best way to go about opening my own grooming business? I have worked as a ...
  A: The best way is to apprentice in a shop, learning all the ropes, and then eventually strike out on ...
Hair discoloration2/24/2005
  Q: Brittan. Thank you for your kind service. I have a question. My 6 yr old miniture female ...
  A: This type of discoloration can be caused by diet or water, but generally it is due to the pH of the ...
hello2/22/2005
  Q: My name is Lina. I am a student at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I'm just wondering if ...
  A: Dogs can be trained using many different methods. The two primary ways are 1. correctional and 2. ...
housebreaking1/27/2005
  Q: What technique in your opinion is the best way to housebreak my 7 week old mini-schnauzer? She is ...
  A: The best way to housebreak is by using a crate. The dog should be crated when she cannot be watched, ...
training a schnoodle1/6/2005
  Q: We have a male schnoodle who is now 8 weeks old. About once or twice a day, he seems to go sort of ...
  A: My, that sounds like quite a little terrorist you have<G>, but do know that this is pretty normal ...
training a schnoodle12/29/2004
  Q: we have an 8 week schnoodle (l/2 schnauzer, 1/2 poodle) and I walk him every hour and a half to ...
  A: The puppy should never be loose in the house unless he can be under total supervision. If you cannot ...
Standard Schnauzer's ears12/3/2004
  Q: My standard schnauzer's ears were never clipped when she was a puppy, we just left them natural. ...
  A: This needs to be checked out by your veterinarian. It could be a yeast infection or ear mites; it ...
pregnant dog11/6/2004
  Q: my dog was given to me by my neice she had picked up a dog on the side of the road someone had put ...
  A: Please do your dog a favor and have her spayed. She is far too young to be having babies as she is ...
miniature schnauzers10/16/2004
  Q: Why is there such ahassel to register an all "white" schnauzer? Have you ever heard of a "Party ...
  A: I guess that would be a more appropriate question to ask the American Kennel Club, but it probably ...
invisible fence9/14/2004
  Q: We just adopted a 5 month old pup. We will be installing an invisible fence so he stays in our ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I totally cannot recommend invisible fencing. If your dog should be motivated ...
Scruffy the Wonder Dog8/19/2004
  Q: My sister recently bought a miniature Schnauzer from a breeder. Scruffy did not seem to have any ...
  A: You have discovered the wonderful secret of schnauzers!*g* Many are extremely intelligent, and I ...
grooming8/12/2004
  Q: I have a dog and I need some grooming tips. My dog has short hair. Can I do much with his hair? ...
  A: The most important part of grooming your boxer is to clip his nails on a regular basis so that they ...
ears8/7/2004
  Q: What should my puppies ears look like at 10 weeks old? Is natural or cropped best?
  A: At ten weeks, the ears should look somewhat "houndy" and be hugging the puppy's cheeks. ...
My new puppy7/19/2004
  Q: I just got a puppy about a 2 or so months ago. She's part Lab, and part Border Collie. She's so ...
  A: Talk to your folks about signing you and the puppy up for obedience classes as soon as possible. The ...
Walking an older dog6/19/2004
  Q: My miniature Schnauzer is eleven years old, but he's in excellent health, according to my ...
  A: Since I am not very familiar with your climate (Minnesnowta here), I would suggest that you try ...
schnauzer flea/food allergies?6/15/2004
  Q: Ganesh, our 5-yr old miniature salt/pepper miniature schnauzer is plagued w/skin problems. He licks ...
  A: You need to have your dog seen by a veterinary dermatologist and have him tested to find out exactly ...
Constantly Barks6/12/2004
  Q: .I have a 11 month old white minature schnauzer named Billy and he barks at every noise he hears, i ...
  A: First of all, you need to get Billy into training classes so that you learn how to train him to do ...
Hello I am thinking about...3/24/2004
  Q: I am thinking about getting a puppy later this year but cant decide on a breed. I would like a dog ...
  A: There are a LOT of different breeds out there.... definitely something for everyone, depending on ...
toys3/7/2004
  Q: How many toys should my puppy have? Is there a such thing as too many toys?
  A: Some do feel that there is indeed such a thing as too many toys, but I myself prefer seeing a wide ...
Yapping2/13/2004
  Q: Hey there! I have a Miniature Schnauzer, and she will be turning 4 pretty soon. She has a real ...
  A: I think I covered this subject fairly well on my webpage, so I will just send you there. :) ...

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I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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I have taught obedience classes and have taught people how to groom for many years.

Learn more about me and my dogs: http://britmorschnauzers.com

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Member of: American Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club; Twin Cities Obedience Training Club; Elk River Kennel Club; Minnesota Professional Pet Groomers Association; Greater Twin Cities Earthdog Club.

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Fifty-one years of living with, observing, and training dogs, along with numerous seminars during that time.

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