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SubjectDate Asked
What breed is my dog?3/20/2017
  Q: I have a puppy named Chante. I got him from a friend who owns both parents, and I got to meet the ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! You didn't say how old your new puppy is, or if either you or ...
puppy deworming dosage2/1/2017
  Q: My brand new puppy (Miniature Australian Shepard/Chihuahua/Miniature Dachshund) is almost 9 weeks ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Small breed puppies can be more sensitive to vaccines than ...
training my 7 year old maltichon to use wee wee pads1/31/2017
  Q: How can I train my 7 year old dog to use wee wee pads. We live alone (my doggie and I) and ...
  A: I understand your problem of being able to paper train (same as using the pads but much cheaper) ...
My dog is scared of her bowl12/21/2016
  Q: About seventeen months ago we adopted a rescued Shih Tzu who I will call "M", who is now about five ...
  A: If this were my dog, I'd very slowly put something irresistible, such as bits of hot dog, or cheese, ...
The best dog for children?9/17/2016
  Q: Why small dogs are not good for children? Why maltese dogs not are good for children? What dogs are ...
  A: Small, delicate, and potentially snappy dog breeds aren't usually recommended for small children ...
scratching9/13/2016
  Q: I have a 3-month-old golden retriever which recently started scratching a lot. We have treated her ...
  A: I know you said you've treated your dog for fleas, and you may not ever see fleas. You should still ...
would u identify this breed (or mix) for me?9/8/2016
  Q: Could you please identify this breed for me? Or is it a mix? Thx, G
  A: It's hard to tell from the picture you provided, you can't really judge the dog's size or shape of ...
Im needing help with finding out what my dog my have8/20/2016
  Q: Hello this is Angelique and I have a cane Corso he is 1 1/2 and has had bumps around his mouth for a ...
  A: Since those bumps around your dogs mouth didn't clear up, and now he's also developed an ...
German Shepherd8/11/2016
  Q: Recently, my daughter's 1 yr old Jack Russell Terrier starved itself when her playmate of 6 months ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about the death of your Jack Russell Terrier. Have you considered contacting an ...
Two Puppies8/11/2016
  Q: I am looking into the idea of getting two puppies at the same time. I would like to get two ...
  A: Congratulations on deciding to get puppies! Most experts agree, the best age to bring a puppy home ...
post op multiple dental extractions8/1/2016
  Q: .. I've read some of your answers. My dog Finnie (11 yrs) mixed terrier, heavy on the mix !!! had 14 ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog isn't feeling well. At this point, if Finnie was my dog, I'd try to ...
dog has been diagnosed with early kidney disease6/2/2016
  Q: My 13 and a half old dog has had 3 urine tests which showed her to have high protein and in her ...
  A: I understand your concerns, but I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't second guess why your vet ...
Loss of Appetite5/11/2016
  Q: I have a female Shih Tzu mix, about eight years old, that we're having some problems with. She seems ...
  A: I've read your message, and understand your concerns. First, it's really hard to tell when a dog is ...
Second dog3/30/2016
  Q: I just wanted to get your advice on when to get a second dog. We have a 2 year old german shepherd ...
  A: I'm all for people who want to add a dog to their household! First, does your dog enjoy the ...
Very elderly dog advice3/15/2016
  Q: I have a terrier mixed named Freddie who we adopted from the shelter when she was 4 months old. She ...
  A: Dealing with the issues of old age might be the most difficult time of dog ownership. First, have ...
separation anxiety2/22/2016
  Q: I have just said goodbye to my 10 half year old gorgeous Airedale on Friday. I now have his sister ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of your recent loss. I know this problem all too well. After needing to put ...
Pain med for a small dog2/12/2016
  Q: I have an 8 yr old small dog that weighs approximately 3 1/2 lbs. Two days ago she began limping. ...
  A: No, arthritis is a progressive condition that happens gradually, over a period of time. That said, ...
What is wrong with my dog's eye??1/28/2016
  Q: Just adopted this 10 month old male cane corso last week. His right eye does not appear to be ...
  A: I can't tell from the photo if the area on the eye is raised, or if it's flat. Either way it doesn't ...
Jake1/22/2016
  Q: My dog jake is my baby. But lately when he bowels move he has blood drops, and blood in his poop. ...
  A: Blood in the stool can mean lots of different things, ranging from an upset stomach, parasites to ...
Dog is coughing1/14/2016
  Q: My 13 year old black lab has always in her latter years had a cough. my vet is aware of this. ...
  A: First, if you feel there has been a change in your dog's cough, you should tell your vet about it. I ...
pregnant chihuahua1/4/2016
  Q: i have a 2 yr old chihuahua female, she mated with my male on oct.31st, nov.1st, and nov.3rd...i ...
  A: I was under the impression you start counting the days for the due date from the date of the first ...
skin issues12/28/2015
  Q: my name is Nicole and I own 9 chihuahua;s and a few of them have been scratching so bad that they ...
  A: Having several dogs in the same home that all have the same itchy symptoms probably means some form ...
2 yr. old GSD & 4 yr. old Husky11/23/2015
  Q: I have a 2 year old GSD, Daisy, that I've had since her puppy age. She is a very important member of ...
  A: Having two adult female dogs in the same house can be problematic, as you are now seeing. The ideal ...
Drastic, sudden behavior change11/19/2015
  Q: My dog, Gordy, is a 22 lb., 13 +/- year old, neutered schnauzer / shih tzu terrier mix. About two ...
  A: It's entirely possible it's age related, in as much as there is an underlying condition that's ...
Cushies disease10/28/2015
  Q: My mom has a rescue dog who has been diagnosed with cushies disease. She is doesn't know what that ...
  A: I can give you some info on this. Your mom's dog's condition in called "Cushings Disease", but it's ...
9 yr old female Rottiweiler10/24/2015
  Q: I have a 9 yr old female rottiweiller. She has recently began to lose weight. She is drinking water ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition, she needs to be examined by your vet so whatever is going ...
Dogs10/22/2015
  Q: 1. I wanted to ask that if we keep 2 MALE dogs from puppy hood and raise them together from birth, ...
  A: In a previous message, you said you didn't want the puppy your family was planning on getting, and ...
Twin pets.10/6/2015
  Q: Can there be twin pets viz dog, cat, Horse, Fish, Bird etc?. Example - Twin Goldfish. Could they ...
  A: I'm taking the time to respond just to tell you that sending these messages out to multiple experts ...
None9/24/2015
  Q: The thing is that soon enough, after a week or so, we will buy a young Bully Kutta (not a puppy, say ...
  A: Getting a new dog or puppy is supposed to be a joyous experience, but you sound less than happy ...
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: Different species of pets have different body temperatures. You should use either a rectal or ...
teeth/breath9/9/2015
  Q: Ive got a 15 year old dog. Hes never a dog that you can look into his mouth. He will bite. Anyway ...
  A: Even though your dog won't allow you to look into his mouth, and you need to muzzle him at the vet's ...
Engorged Breasts8/3/2015
  Q: My Friends Dog Had A Litter About 4wks Ago. The Puppies Had To Be Removed From Mamma Due To She Was ...
  A: Your friend's dog needs to be examined by a vet, don't put it off!! The dog needs to be treated ...
dog, 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: The incident of Sophia snapping at Coco sounds as though it was a protection response. It's really ...
prepuse cleaning7/19/2015
  Q: I read your answer to a question back in 2009 about a prepuce infection, where you mentioned rinsing ...
  A: A mild case can be treated yourself by gently flushing out the sheath twice daily with a 3% ...
My Dog started growling at my kids7/6/2015
  Q: My 2 year old German Shepard recently started growling at my kids when they get near him. I think ...
  A: A normally peaceful dog who suddenly develops episodes of aggressive behavior is very likely ...
Old dog, old owner, grooming issues7/4/2015
  Q: I have a 13-yr-old German shepherd/collie mix, I think, rescue dog who's been with us since she was ...
  A: It really common for a dog the size of Jessie to have some joint paint at her age. Dogs are really ...
Identifying the breed6/28/2015
  Q: Greetings Patti, I would like to ask you about this dog in the picture, what breed is it? From my ...
  A: It's really hard to tell whether or not a dog is a pure-bred just by looking at it. The snout on ...
re- staffordshire terrier5/26/2015
  Q: My Staffordshire bull terrier dog (8years old) is currently in heat. I own two dogs both sisters ...
  A: It's good you're planning on taking your dog to the vet tomorrow, as that's to way to find out ...
tumor on my dog5/24/2015
  Q: My dog recently had a tumor removed from his left side area. They got most of it and stitched him up ...
  A: If your dog has dislodged the drain and tore out the stitches, then you need contact your vet's ...
GSD Puppy5/19/2015
  Q: I hope you doing well 5 days ago a friend of mine gave me GSD, this is the first time for me to be ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Six weeks (approximately 44 days) is a little young for a puppy ...
Can Siberian Huskies Live In India5/8/2015
  Q: I am sorry about my profile information it seemed that I had to make an account then I could ask a ...
  A: Siberian Huskies are adaptable animals, but they wouldn't be the best choice for living in a hot ...
bladder stones5/6/2015
  Q: i was hoping you could help me took my Maltese to the vet found out he has bladder stones ,the ...
  A: You didn't say the age of your dog, or variety of bladder stone (Struvite and Ammonium urate, or ...
Vaccination5/5/2015
  Q: How often should you give a dog the 8-in-1 vaccination?
  A: The current vaccine protocols is every three years. But many people (including veterinarians) ...
14 yr. shih tzu howls at night!4/28/2015
  Q: Ms. Patti, My dog is 14, yes he is blind and can not hear. In the past 2months he has decided to ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog's nighttime howling! Composure Pro can be helpful in some dogs, ...
Glucosamine4/22/2015
  Q: Is it safe to give my 100lb. dog human glucosamine? He takes pills well and thought it would be ...
  A: Depending on what you're using for pain control, using a Glucosamine supplement may not be a ...
Dog had infection, passed suddenly4/21/2015
  Q: I had a female Lab mix who was 13 that developed an issue with her back legs about 1 yr ago. She ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things ...
puppy question4/20/2015
  Q: just wondering if you ever experienced a fracture in a 7 month old pup. we are going through this ...
  A: Though I've never had a dog that had a fracture, but I could answer a question you might have. ...
German shepherd health problem4/11/2015
  Q: She hasn't gained an ounce no matter what diet or remedy I try. She chews and licks mainly her hips ...
  A: I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't diagnose your dog. I understand about the perceived drawbacks of ...
Buying a dog4/10/2015
  Q: In this May June, I have made a genuine plan to buy a female dog of the Bully Kutta, my all time ...
  A: Aside from being able to have a litter or puppies, there really isn't much of a difference in owning ...
dog bowel movements/traing3/28/2015
  Q: I am trying to retrain my dog in where he eliminates. I had been letting him go out to do his ...
  A: Some dogs (my own included) have deeply engrained habits as to where they eliminate. If you don't ...
Temperature before birth2/25/2015
  Q: My female cheweenie is on day 52 of her pregnancy. During the last couple of days I have started ...
  A: You probably have about ten days until your dog has her litter. Some dogs go a week longer than the ...
Abby2/24/2015
  Q: what breed of dog do you think my dog Abby is (Abby is the white one on the couch) ...
  A: It's really impossible to say for sure what breed any mixed breed of dog is descended from. If ...
Peke2/18/2015
  Q: I would like to know how I would go about looking for a Pekinese that is not show quality. What I ...
  A: I can certainly understand your desire to get another Pekingese. You could contact breeders and ask ...
Dog spits up.2/14/2015
  Q: I just read your answer about a dog spitting up after eating and it was very helpful. I also have a ...
  A: and waiting for my Internet to be restored. There's really only reason for concern if your dog ...
previous bran article2/9/2015
  Q: I feed my 3 dogs bran every day, I noticed your earlier article on that subject and was concerned ...
  A: If feeding your dog bran daily seems to beneficial, then there's no harm in giving it to your dog. ...
Introducing puppy to elderly resident dog2/5/2015
  Q: We've been with our male, neutered mixed dog, Moe for 13 years now. About a month ago, we've brought ...
  A: Am I understanding this correctly that you brought Toby home a month ago, but still haven't allowed ...
Introduction2/3/2015
  Q: How do I introduce a female dog to a young male dog? I'm planning to buy a female companion for my ...
  A: In most cases, female and male dogs get along very well, to the point where the male dog may allow ...
Boxer and Colitis1/25/2015
  Q: A few years ago you replied to a person who had a question about her Boxer with Colitis and you ...
  A: In dogs the condition is called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (or Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome ...
dog being sick1/16/2015
  Q: I dont know if this is your area of expertese but i hope you can help me in a way. I have a male dog ...
  A: It's good you have plans to take your dog back to the vet, because that's what really needed. ...
Doberman's pregnancy12/13/2014
  Q: I bred my doberman female, and they mated several times. I did not write the date down, as I was ...
  A: If your vet couldn't see puppies in the x-ray, and the diagnosis was false pregnancy, you should ...
need to put my dog to sleep12/10/2014
  Q: My dog is 10 years old in last 24 hrs she has refused all food isnt wetting and she has a an ...
  A: If you are able to pay a vet to euthanize your dog, you may be able to afford to have your dog ...
vestibular disorder12/4/2014
  Q: My 13-year-old Norwich terrier ends up with an odd head tilt and balance issues every time he shakes ...
  A: I know (through personal experience) that when a dog develops vestibular syndrome, the symptoms ...
dog behavior11/26/2014
  Q: I have a female lopsa opsa dog (sorry for any spelling errors). I found a kitten and brought it ...
  A: Your dog needs to be trained to be gentle with the kitten, just has she might need to be trained to ...
female breeding11/24/2014
  Q: Our female English cream golden retriever is now 3 years old. She had her first litter of 10 puppies ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Allexperts hasn't been sending me alerts to tell me I ...
things that i thought was just dirt.. bleed when i sprayed Windex on them..11/23/2014
  Q: Does anyone have an idea what these things are?? They are very tiny like poppy seeds. I couldn't ...
  A: What you might be seeing is "flea dirt", which is the waste product left by fleas. When it's ...
shih tzu aggression11/23/2014
  Q: We have a 9 yr old rat terrier S/F, 6 yr old Golden S/F, 2 yr old shih tzu N/M, and have just ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Allexperts isn't ...
A.J.11/15/2014
  Q: AJ my miniature schnauzer is going on 2 years of age.When people come to the door he barks growls ...
  A: I understand your problem, and can see how disturbing it must be for you whenever you have visitors ...
Black Belly on Dogs11/7/2014
  Q: more like adding some advice on this subject. Being I also have been a dog owner for 40 years I ...
  A: Hopefully others will see this posting. You didn't say if your vet did testing to rule out ...
1yr old English Bulldog10/27/2014
  Q: Jack is 1 year old Bulldog in good health. However he is getting little misquito like bumps on ...
  A: I can understand your apprehension about skin cancer. A skin cancer might have a bad smell, and ...
Crate training10/24/2014
  Q: Me and my boyfriend have a puppy who is 13 weeks old. We got him at 8 weeks old. We completely ...
  A: It sounds like you're having two problems, the crate training issues and also your puppy having ...
litter training10/15/2014
  Q: 12 days back i have got a german sheperd puppy to my house he is 60 day old now i am somehow unabe ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your message. I actually answered it on the day I received it. ...
Shar-pei dogs on heat10/13/2014
  Q: i have a a shar-pei bitch 7 months old she started her Heat cycle on week commencing 23rd ...
  A: If your dog's heat cycle started on Sept. 23rd, then today is the 20th day. That said, three weeks ...
High BUN level misdiagnosed kidney problem?10/9/2014
  Q: Please help, I saw that you answered a similar question here: ...
  A: Your dog's vomiting for almost 2 days that triggered his visit to a doctor is a symptom of kidney ...
Confused Dog?10/2/2014
  Q: I just recent re-located from Michigan to North Carolina with a 6 year old maltipoo. We never had ...
  A: Moving can be pretty traumatic for dogs, and house training issues after a move are fairly common. ...
feeding raw eggs to my dog9/20/2014
  Q: can i feed my 14 year old dog with raw eggs excluding the shells? if yes, may i know how many eggs ...
  A: When it comes to feeding your dog raw eggs, if you ask ten people this question half will tell you ...
large breed dogs9/9/2014
  Q: I saw a large dog that at first I thought was a pony. when I got closer, I could tell it was a dog, ...
  A: The breed of dog that's often called a Russian Bear dog is also called the Caucasian Shepherd Dog or ...
hard lump on dog7/29/2014
  Q: I have a 10 year old mixed dog who is diabetic. He had a very hard lump on his left hip\butt area ...
  A: Few things are as scary as finding a lump on your beloved dog! By having your vet examine him ...
my dog growls at me.7/8/2014
  Q: We have a beagle/dachshund mix. He is a 1 1/2 yrs old and has always been very well behaved but ...
  A: There are a few different reasons why a dog would suddenly start acting aggressively towards a ...
odd 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: It is more common to have aggression problems between two female dogs, than it is to have aggression ...
Dog comunication5/2/2014
  Q: Do you believe in dogs communicating with people?
  A: Dogs most certainly communicate with people, they just don't do it in a spoken language. A few ...
Chained dog, help!4/30/2014
  Q: Some people up the street have a german shepherd chained in their yard. He seems very sick, and ...
  A: It's very sad to hear that these people are neglecting their dog, but it's great you're interested ...
stud dog4/29/2014
  Q: My standard poodle male will be breeding with both of my females (they came into heat one day ...
  A: It's good you've waited for your female dogs to be fully matured, so that they're physically able to ...
dog waste bags4/23/2014
  Q: I bet you never had this question before! I am noticing the doggy waste bags are getting thinner ...
  A: Is there a reason why you can't use the plastic shopping bags you get at many store and supermarkets ...
breed consideration when getting a dog4/13/2014
  Q: I have been considering getting a dog - not any time soon, though. It will be several years before I ...
  A: I won't try to talk you out of the breed. It's up to you to do the research on the Miniature Bull ...
5 year old mini dashound4/4/2014
  Q: my dog rectal area is swollen and bowel is solid and green
  A: Swelling is never a good sign, it might be due to an anal sac infection or an abscess, a rectal ...
None3/23/2014
  Q: As a dog owner, it is quite difficult to know how much to feed a dog but common wisdom has it that ...
  A: Most experts recommended feeding an adult dog twice daily: in the morning and in the evening, and to ...
over protective german shepard3/22/2014
  Q: JoJO is about 5yrs old and is recently becoming very protective. We have had to move and I,m sure ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has developed what's known as "Protective Aggression". Protective ...
Dogs3/11/2014
  Q: I've often scene white mollosoids such as Pitbull, White Boxer and others being deaf. I've even ...
  A: Mange is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by various types of skin mites, it's not linked to ...
Dogs3/1/2014
  Q: 1. For dogs, what is the required space for dogs so that they do not feel bored and make move about ...
  A: I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you asking about the correct size crate, that should be ...
dog excitement2/27/2014
  Q: I have a sweet little dog 1/2 maltese 1/2 yorkie. when he is excited to go out or welcoming me home ...
  A: Training your dog not to jump will take some time, especially if this unwanted behavior has been ...
Itchy flaky skin2/13/2014
  Q: Good day, my Chinese crested ( hairless ) 6 years old she never stop licking and scratching, I have ...
  A: There are LOTS of things besides shampoos, creams and food that a dog can develop an allergy to. It ...
dog wont stop pacin2/12/2014
  Q: I have a mix breed dog (beagle with basset hound) he is only 1 he started pacing and wont stop. He ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is neutered. If he isn't, the constant pacing could be because somewhere ...
injury1/25/2014
  Q: i accidentally closed the door on my yorkie's head/neck. He Cried and whimpered til I picked him up ...
  A: A dog doesn't have as long a memory as we humans do. Assuming there isn't an injury, your dog has ...
Pregnant dog?1/21/2014
  Q: Well I just think she is pregnant.. I've read stuff only and some say she could be bloated?Last week ...
  A: I can't say if your dog is pregnant or not, it would be best to have her examined by a vet, both to ...
sudden death1/13/2014
  Q: .the other day, our 4 dogs went out in the backyard, but when 3 came in we went looking. one of them ...
  A: I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I never received the message from AllExperts that a ...
Elderly Dog Growling & Biting1/7/2014
  Q: My dog, Lilia, is a Schnauzer/Terrier mix. She is 11 years old. Lili has always been territorial and ...
  A: Because Lilia has a resistance to Benadryl and it doesn't make her drowsy, ask your vet to give you ...
Stopping my dog pulling when walking12/26/2013
  Q: how can I teach my chinese crested (hairless) to stop pulling when we were are out walking? He is ...
  A: This is the time to get your puppy trained to walk nicely on the leash. You can read about how to do ...
Elderly Dog12/17/2013
  Q: I have a 15 yr old mixed Rat Terrier that has recently started showing physical symptoms that ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog's ailing health. Your vet is correct, seizures are something that ...
choosing a dog12/10/2013
  Q: I want to know about the dogs before getting him. i just like dogs. our family has many dogs in past ...
  A: If you aren't buying an adult dog that's already been trained as a guard dog, then it could take six ...
bulmastiff puppy12/10/2013
  Q: My 4 month old puppy was taken out for a walk with a friend, it's cold and very icy outside. I don't ...
  A: Since your puppy's paw is swollen and his is in obvious pain, it would be best not to put off seeing ...
Rottweiler Eye problem12/8/2013
  Q: I have a 8 month old Rottweiler Tia. 2 nights ago, a problem occurred with her eyes. Both eyes, ...
  A: By nature dogs are really quite stoic, and tend to hide their discomfort. You can't go by if Tia is ...
dog scratching11/25/2013
  Q: I brought my dog home from groomers 3 months ago, nothing out of the norm same groomers for the last ...
  A: If your dog hasn't been to the groomer for the past three months, then it sounds probable that ...
Sleepless Small Dog11/18/2013
  Q: My dog gizmo seems to always keep me up at night and if I don't constantly get up in the middle of ...
  A: Assuming your dog isn't on any other medications or has any health conditions (such as seizures, a ...
Small dogs breed trait11/8/2013
  Q: I am in my 20's, and recently diagnosed with severe arthritis in my hands and wrists. My doctor said ...
  A: While it's entirely possible to get a dog, and train it yourself to be your service dog, it's a ...
Can't afford medical care for my yorkie11/4/2013
  Q: I adopted my yorkie Bo 9 years ago, he is 17 now and people think he is still a puppy. I lost my job ...
  A: If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your ...
Diet10/30/2013
  Q: My four and a half years old female German Spitz feels devastated after we lost our 11 years female ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog five months ago. Dogs, like people, can grieve for a lost ...
PURCHASE OF A CANE CORSO10/24/2013
  Q: I am interested in purchasing a Cane Corso, however, I am in a country where there are no breeders ...
  A: The American Kennel Club's Cane Corso Association of America breeder's club might be a good place to ...
Dog salivating10/23/2013
  Q: Over the last month or two whenever my dog is exercised she produces thick white saliva which hangs ...
  A: Enough salivation could cause dehydration, you need to find the cause of the excessive salivation. ...
Bulldog with glaucoma10/9/2013
  Q: My english bulldog was recently diagnosed with glaucoma. Her doctor suggested eye drops for ...
  A: Any medication can cause unwanted side effects. To better answer your question I need to know the ...
Stuff about dogs10/8/2013
  Q: I have three questions regarding dogs, 1. What would be the best breed for a family of four living ...
  A: There are probably several breeds of dog (as well as mixed breeds) that would work for your family, ...
Bringing Another Dog into Our House10/3/2013
  Q: First let me say, thank you for taking the time to offer advice. I have a 9 year old female ...
  A: In the nine years of owning Lily, does it seem like she generally likes to be in the company of ...
dog breeds rating10/3/2013
  Q: 1.Can you rate these dog breeds out of 10 according to their: 1.friendliness with children ...
  A: Finding a dog isn't as simple as finding the dog breed that's been rated "number one" in some ...
water drinking9/30/2013
  Q: Our nine-year old fox terrier is experiencing a change in his water drinking habits. We have ...
  A: You said your vet did a urinalysis, but was your dog checked for diabetes? If the excessive ...
Agression Issues9/16/2013
  Q: I read your response to the sudden aggression question about protective growling when the owner was ...
  A: Unlike the letter on sudden aggression in a dog you've referred to, your puppy's problem is not one ...
Wont go potty outside at night9/13/2013
  Q: My 2.5year old maltese wont go potty outside at night. He goes outside during the day and when we ...
  A: Instead of letting your dog outside by himself at night, you should try walking him on a leash to an ...
Canine false pregnancy8/27/2013
  Q: just have read your article on dogs pregnancies and wanted to clarify if a dog can be sprayed while ...
  A: Spaying a dog while she is pregnant is called an abortion or a "pregnancy termination", and yes, it ...
Hair Loss on Catahoula Mountain Cur8/18/2013
  Q: My family adopted a Catahoula . Mountain Cur fron our local Humane Society. She is losing her hair ...
  A: A skin scraping and microscopic examination of a dog's skin won’t always reveal the presence of ...
my chihuahua won't bond with me8/17/2013
  Q: i was given a small a black & tan chihuahua 2 weeks ago. He hides under the covers in another room ...
  A: Depending on the age of the dog you were given, and how well it's been socialized. It could take a ...
white bumps on lower lip8/14/2013
  Q: I have a 5 year old rottie and who i have seen with white to me looking scae tissue on her lower lip ...
  A: It's always scary when you discover some kind of growths on your dog. It's good to know that most of ...
I have a 6 lb Yorkie8/6/2013
  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: Many dogs have an aversion to having their feet handled and their nails cut. It can be extremely ...
Pit Bulls7/31/2013
  Q: I was just wondering what the types of Pit Bulls are (name/body description). I have seen some that ...
  A: First a little background, "Pit Bull" is a generic term used to describe dogs with similar physical ...
Chewing Furniture7/29/2013
  Q: I have two 2-year old Jack Russells. They love to chew our furniture. I started crate training them ...
  A: I'll have to disagree with you. I think the reason your dogs chew the furniture is out of boredom. ...
Nervous dog7/25/2013
  Q: I have a 6 year old working cocker spaniel who has always been obedient and affectionate with our ...
  A: Because your dog's aggression problem has been going on for a number of years now, I think if you ...
My dog died suddenly.7/24/2013
  Q: My dog Tank is 2 1/2 years old. He was half pit half lab medium sized at 35-40lbs. 100% completely ...
  A: I am so very sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your dog! It's really impossible for anyone to ...
dog7/14/2013
  Q: How do i no if my dog is in heat
  A: Often the first sign of a female dog coming "heat" is often swelling of her vulva. This swelling can ...
Siberian Husky Loss of Appitite7/5/2013
  Q: We have a female husky. She has been acting strange since last night. She has lost her appetite ...
  A: Even though your dog has tested negative for a tick-borne infection there is always the possibility ...
broken dog toenail7/3/2013
  Q: Can I cut my dog's broken toenail if its broken down to the tissue?
  A: Nail injuries are very painful for dogs. If your dog will allow you to touch the nail to remove the ...
? Infection in penis6/18/2013
  Q: My Dachshund is 5 and was fixed in the last few months. at the time that he was fixed the vet said ...
  A: If this is the same condition your dog had in the past, and it was successfully treated with saline ...
Strange behavior6/16/2013
  Q: My 2 yrold poodle mix has started wandering aimlessly around house. Her head kind of bobs back and ...
  A: There are different kinds of seizures, they all don't involve loss off muscle control or falling ...
The right dog6/15/2013
  Q: I have a few questions regarding dogs, 1. What would be the appropriate size and type of dog for a ...
  A: Just about any dog will do fine in a home that has a quarter acre. If your plan is to not walk your ...
My 12 week old American Pit Bull Terrier puppy6/14/2013
  Q: I have a 12 week old American Pit Bull Terrier puppy who I got on May 30. She is a very active puppy ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! At around 3 months of age your puppy is going to do a lot of ...
Dog barking at anyone holding anything6/9/2013
  Q: I just adopted a year old Shetland Sheepdog from a friend. She told me that he will bark at anyone ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you adopted your dog. It can take a month or so before the dog feels a ...
gsd not eating and 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: I don't know what you told your vet that you aren't telling me, for your vet to tell you "this is ...
benadryl as preparation for euthanasia6/5/2013
  Q: Due to terrible and debilitating neurological damage in my 8 year old beagle, I have decided to ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear that you are needing to put your beloved dog to sleep. It's never an easy ...
my 10 mth ols chihuahua5/26/2013
  Q: I have a ten month old chi, and she now weighs 8lbs. I was told by the breeder she is supposed to be ...
  A: "Teacup" is not an official breed designation, it's simply a descriptive term for the smallest ...
Identifying dog breed5/18/2013
  Q: Can you tell me what kind of dog this is? I have attached a picture. Thanks
  A: It looks to me like that dog is a Beagle mix. The only way to know a mixed breeds true breed ...
cocker spaniel rash5/17/2013
  Q: I have a 7 year old cocker spaniel named Tiger.On Sunday he was rolling on the grass and things ...
  A: It's good you were able to shave your dog's leg in the area where something got stuck in his hair, ...
Energy levels5/14/2013
  Q: My new rescue 4-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer was given away with his same-litter sister; they ...
  A: It's really impossible for anyone to guess at what might be your dog's problem. Walking slowly can ...
running5/11/2013
  Q: I have a husky mix, he loves to run but I'm concerned about whether walking/running on paved ...
  A: There are a few things you can do to protect your dog's footpads when he runs on pavement. First, ...
Male Italian Greyhound5/9/2013
  Q: Today I notice my 6 year old male IG licking himself, as he sometimes does. Only this time, he had a ...
  A: Usually, a foul smelling discharge will be greenish or yellowish green, and it would indicate an ...
Puppy for an adult?5/8/2013
  Q: Should I buy a golden retriever pup for my adult golden retriever? I have a male golden retriever ...
  A: Since your current 6 year old dog enjoys the company of other dogs and is still playful he might ...
German Shepherd5/7/2013
  Q: Patti, my son has a 10 wk old german shepherd. The short time (3 wks) we've had him, he has left our ...
  A: My personal belief is that a dog should be inside with it's human family. Dogs are social, and can ...
Retraining dog to potty elsewhere5/6/2013
  Q: I have two rescue dogs. Due to Superstorm Sandy we lost the backyard. We are in the process of ...
  A: If its not possible to let your female dog to use your back yard, is it possible for someone to ...
Worried about my male and female dogs5/5/2013
  Q: I have mailed you earlier ... A small reminder : I have a male and female spitz ... Male is around 4 ...
  A: You should not be breeding a male dog with undescended or retained testicle. It's a genetic flaw and ...
housebreaking5/3/2013
  Q: We are considering adopting a 13 month old shih tzo. she is wee wee pad trained. she is also in ...
  A: People give dogs up for all sorts of reasons (that I don't personally understand!) It could be true ...
Conjunctivitis in Dogs5/2/2013
  Q: I have 3 dogs: a 10 month old male foxhound (Camo), an 8 year old female German Shepard/Black lab ...
  A: I can understand wanting to avoid additional vet bills. It would help to know the form of ...
Beneful dog chow. and health.5/1/2013
  Q: I used to give my Shep/hound mix dog, Jake, Beneful Chicken for the first 1-1/2 yrs. of his life. ...
  A: You didn't say how long after changing diets the itching problem began. It's possible the itch and ...
Acting out5/1/2013
  Q: We were a 2 dog house hold, Jane a 13 year old head of the house and everything in it female Blue ...
  A: Harry is feeling displaced and jealous of the kitten. Since Harry has always slept in your bed with ...
English Bulldogs4/30/2013
  Q: My English Bulldog as a problem her back leg. She is about 60 pounds and pretty fat. How could I ...
  A: A problem with a back leg can be from numerous causes, and treatments will vary depending on what ...
Regarding Dog Mating4/25/2013
  Q: My female dog came into heat today ( 04/25/2013 ) .. 1) Can you tell me on which days it is ...
  A: You didn't say how old your female dog is. It's best to breed a female dog for the first time at her ...
Samoyed vs. Goldendoodle4/23/2013
  Q: I am looking into buying a dog/puppy, but I live in a household that would require the animal to be ...
  A: Hypoallergenic means "not so much allergenic". A thing that doesn't produce an allergic response is ...
Dog eye problem4/21/2013
  Q: my 14-year-old mixed terrier had cataract and now the cataract has caused eye inflammation and ...
  A: Serious side effects are rare with steroid eye drops. Glaucoma can lead to and cause cataracts. You ...
feed my dog ribs4/15/2013
  Q: I yesterday fed my lab babyback rib bones; today he is running around the house from place to place; ...
  A: I guess you know now why Pork bones shouldn't ever be given to dogs. They're dangerous for dogs ...
Great Dane4/13/2013
  Q: Blood ... pools of blood is discharging from my great dane's penis. I saw several spots earlier this ...
  A: If your dog is having a medical emergency, such as unexplained bleeding, you need the help of a ...
youngest pack member (6yr old) had 1st litter of pup4/12/2013
  Q: 3 dogs in the pack. Chihuahua, 14 yrs. Rottweiler/beagle mix, 11 years. Mama is a whippet/chihuahua. ...
  A: Actually, the dog that just had the litter should be completely isolated from the other dogs in your ...
dog bite4/10/2013
  Q: I have a cockapoo that is four months old. The cutest thing about her is her big beautiful eyes. ...
  A: Nobody can tell you if the change of skin color will be permanent or not. My guess is for you not to ...
my puppy ate ant poison4/8/2013
  Q: If my puppy sniffed or ate some of my neighbors ant poison,would it kill him or make him very sick
  A: If your think your puppy ate anything dangerous, you should either contact your vet's office, or the ...
Regarding obedience training3/30/2013
  Q: "I own a female dog ( pomeranian spitz cross ).. She is two and a half years old ... We keep her in ...
  A: I doubt that running into things made your dog lose her littler. The puppies are really well ...
My dog is not obedient3/30/2013
  Q: I own a female dog ( pomeranian spitz cross ).. She is 2 years and 8 months old ... We keep her in a ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog has lost her litter. I doubt that running into things made your ...
Ringworm in Chinese Crested Powder-puff3/23/2013
  Q: My Chinese Crested has ringworm! How do I treat this please, I am very concerned about getting it, ...
  A: Sorry to hear your dog has ringworm. The Vetolexin your vet prescribed is used to treat skin ...
sleep anxiety3/22/2013
  Q: I have a 10 month old female beagle named Laya who has what I call sleep anxiety (if that's what ...
  A: It doesn't sound like Laya has any form of anxiety, overtime I think it's just become her habit to ...
datson puppy fixed3/20/2013
  Q: i just had my 9 month puppy fixed. she was a little wild when i got her from a froster home. I ...
  A: By "snippy", I'm assuming that you mean your dog is snapping at you. If I'm wrong about this, please ...
Uncontrollable urination3/18/2013
  Q: My boxer is 10 years old and is having a problem with excessive drinking and uncontrollable ...
  A: Excessive drinking paired with excessive urination are symptoms of several conditions: diabetes, ...
Crating3/16/2013
  Q: I have a quick question regarding crating. I'm planning on training my Pug Puppy how to be potty ...
  A: A rule of thumb for how long to crate a puppy is it's age in months plus one. With this rule in ...
response to our pooping pup.3/15/2013
  Q: our lab eats the Purina puppy chow. I take him out at 5 am then his dad takes him out at 8 and 11 ...
  A: It's good to hear that you aren't letting your puppy outside to roam alone. Having your puppy for a ...
pooping in the house.3/13/2013
  Q: we just adopted a dog but can not get him to stop pooping in the house every morning. We let him out ...
  A: I think you can house train your new puppy. You didn't say how long ago you got him, or what you're ...
Housebreaking Yorkie puppy3/12/2013
  Q: I have 4 month old male Yorkie puppy which we got from a great breeder at 12 weeks of age. He was ...
  A: Most puppies gain better control over bladder and bowel functions by 4 months of age. This isn't ...
bichon3/9/2013
  Q: Hey, I'm interested in getting a dog. It will be my first time and have 4yr old twins grandsons. I ...
  A: I'm not sure what your question is. Are you looking for breeders of Bichon Frises in the ...
Enquiry about my dog's heat cycles3/9/2013
  Q: my female spitz ( the miniature variety ) comes into heat every 4 months .... She is 2 and a half ...
  A: The breeder you spoke to was correct, it usually takes four or more months after a pregnancy for a ...
leg pain3/9/2013
  Q: my Pekingese jumped off my couch and maid a cry and now is limping on her back leg.pretty sure she ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what happened when your dog jumped off the couch and hurt herself. Since ...
Puppy Pooping in Crate3/6/2013
  Q: Hey Patti, I saw that you had answered a similar question about this previously, but I wanted to ...
  A: You didn't say the length of time you're leaving your puppy in his crate. A rule of thumb for how ...
about pomerenian dog3/4/2013
  Q: I have male and female pomeranian dogs both in same house.recently the female has mated with him ...
  A: It's really good that you're asking about this. It's not healthy for your female dog to produce ...
How long will dogs take to come into heat when all puppies have died ?2/25/2013
  Q: My Pomeranian gave birth to 2 puppies two weeks back and unfortunately both the pups did not make ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of the puppies. No, a dog isn't like a Lion, a dog's cycle can be ...
bichon frise behaviour2/20/2013
  Q: we have a 2yr old bichon who whines constantly when I go out or am not in his sight. it is very ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has a "separation anxiety". This is a behavior that can occur when he's left ...
Barking dog when left2/19/2013
  Q: I have a 14 year old English springer spaniel who is deaf .MY problem is she hates being left and ...
  A: I can completely understand your problem, a dog with a habit of barking can indeed be a problem for ...
my dog growls at my sleep walking son2/17/2013
  Q: I have a year old pit, she is a rescue an I've had her about 6 months. She is the best dog i have ...
  A: When a normally affectionate, easy-going dog shows sudden, often random signs of aggression, it ...
PLEASE HELP WITH BEHAVIOR!!2/15/2013
  Q: I’m writing to you for help, I have a 6 ½ month old male collie and I’m afraid if I can’t correct ...
  A: Adopting a puppy at 7-8 weeks isn't too early. Eight weeks is preferable, but seven weeks is ...
Weird dog behavior2/14/2013
  Q: First I should tell you I have a 7 Month old baby. I think he (or having a baby in the house) is ...
  A: Getting attention isn't just a weekend thing for a dog. Even though it's winter, can you dress your ...
strange wet spots2/12/2013
  Q: I have noticed wet spots on the bed and couch where my dog has been laying. I have no idea what it ...
  A: If your dog drinks enough water, her urine would be almost clear and not smell. Colorless urine with ...
Housebreaking2/11/2013
  Q: I just got a 5 week old blue healer border collie mix puppy. I would like help with more information ...
  A: Five weeks is much too young for a puppy to be taken from it's mother and litter-mates. Though your ...
fluid filled cyst and anal glands2/9/2013
  Q: My dog a Bichon Frise (Snowball) almost 16 years old, has two major problems. The cyst on his left ...
  A: It doesn't sound like you're anywhere near needing to consider "giving up" on your dog. It sounds ...
Dog2/8/2013
  Q: He's a jack Russel around 13 years old and a little on the chubby side, these lumps fist appeared on ...
  A: You didn't say if your vet made a diagnosis the last time you took your dog in, so I can't say if ...
my dog wont leave my or other things alone2/5/2013
  Q: My son brought this dog home 2years ago now. He rescued her from an abuser. she was a handful at ...
  A: Your dog needing to go outside more often than usual at night is a concern. Urinary tract infections ...
health growth problem2/4/2013
  Q: my 5 months old Labrador retriever is growing in length but not in height .. also its front legs are ...
  A: You may only get the answers to your questions from a veterinarian. There are "non-breed standard" ...
Puppy dead, queries about the mother dog ???2/4/2013
  Q: My female spitz gave birth to a singleton a few days back... My dog loved her little one and used to ...
  A: Dogs really don't show excessive emotions, so there's no way of saying what they're feeling. It's ...
My dog peeing when company comes over.2/3/2013
  Q: I have a 2 year old Shih Tzu that gets so excited when company comes over, runs up to them and when ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has either an"excitement urination" or "submissive urination" problem. I ...
dog eats tile?2/1/2013
  Q: I have a female blue healer about 2 yr. old. I recently bought a different dog food which she ...
  A: Dog's are a lot like people, neither people or dogs can, or should eat tile. Tile can be dangerous ...
my 7 year old female shitzu2/1/2013
  Q: when jazz went in and then out of heat this time she seems to have a swollen milk duct..is there ...
  A: Many times no treatment is necessary and the swellings get better on it's own. Use both hot and cold ...
parvo dog1/31/2013
  Q: i have a dog with parvo and has been on a drip for 4 days but hasn't started the treatment for the ...
  A: When left untreated the mortality rate of parvo virus infection is around 91%. When treated with ...
Number. of puppies shown in Ultrasound and x-ray are different1/28/2013
  Q: my female spitz ( the small variety ) comes into heat every 4 months…. We bred her during the last 2 ...
  A: Doctors and x-rays aren't infallible. Depending on their position, a puppy can be unseen by x-ray. ...
Is this a Pomeranian?1/27/2013
  Q: He`s from the SPCA and was rescued from a Dog hoarder. He`s 11 months old and weighs around 8 ...
  A: In the US, the small variety of the Spitz is a larger dog than a Pomeranian, weighing 18-22 pounds. ...
Getting A Dog1/27/2013
  Q: My name is Sanjay. I live in a house with a big field write in front. A lot of space to roam but I ...
  A: The best time to bring the new puppy home is when you'll be home, such as during a vacation period. ...
Selecting a Dog Breed1/26/2013
  Q: I am a young professional who will be moving into my own apartment in the near future. I love to run ...
  A: I can certainly understand your desire to own a dog, but no dog should be left alone for more than 7 ...
Getting Two Dogs of Different Breeds1/25/2013
  Q: I've been curious about this for a while. I understand that its easier to get one puppy, train it, ...
  A: Dogs have no concept of the different breeds, or even their size differences. I know of a family ...
Crate Training1/16/2013
  Q: I just recently got a little yorkie puppy. He is alone for about 9 hours during the day so I have ...
  A: The rule of thumb for how long to crate a puppy is: it's age in months, plus one. So, your two month ...
nonhealing sore1/15/2013
  Q: Me and Trapper(my adopted golden retriever) recently (4 wks) adopted a extremely loving bulldog from ...
  A: by the looks of it, Chip has more than one sore on his leg. Has there been ANY improvement to the ...
female dog question?1/12/2013
  Q: My female dog was in heat we took good care of her because we had not fix her. we don't think any ...
  A: It's a pity you didn't have your dog spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle, as that's when ...
3 better than 2?1/7/2013
  Q: I have a multi-part question I am hoping you can provide insight on. A little background first. We ...
  A: Not every adult dog enjoys playing with other dogs, and not every adult dog likes the companionship ...
I can't teach my puppy his tricks on command.1/6/2013
  Q: I have recently been given a 10 month old puppy to take care of, I have taught him to sit, shake, ...
  A: It sounds like you're well on the way of getting your puppy trained to listen to your commands. You ...
jaw tremmers1/5/2013
  Q: what can cause jaw trimmers and whats is the cure baby closes her mouth really slow sometimes like ...
  A: Not seeing your dog (and not being a veterinarian) I can only offer you some good guesses as to your ...
9 Year Old Wiener Dog1/4/2013
  Q: my 9 year old herniated a dics in his back last February and became fully paralyzed. He had surgery ...
  A: You need to remember, you will always have a dog with a back problem. It's common for a dog with ...
Older Dogs1/4/2013
  Q: Patti, I was very interested by the fact that you have cared for all of your dogs through all stages ...
  A: Sadly, I've had to deal with "end of life" issues with my dogs through the years. It all comes down ...
urinary problems1/4/2013
  Q: I have a 3 year old spayed shar pei who for the past year has a problem peeing when she stands up. ...
  A: Unfortunately, spayed female dogs can develop involuntary urine leakage, or urinary incontinence. ...
Help About Health Facilities12/31/2012
  Q:
  A: If you could get back to me with some specifics about what it is you're looking for, I may be able ...
Miniature Schnauzer12/27/2012
  Q: My miniature schnauzer is not his normal self. Is not eating and is throwing up. Is tired but ...
  A: There's no way to guess at what your dog's problem is. It could be anything from an intestinal ...
Getting a new puppy12/23/2012
  Q: I have a question about getting a new puppy. My friend fosters dogs and she is currently fostering ...
  A: Actually, you've got more than your mother to consider. At 11 years old, your other dog might not ...
Saint Bernard dogs12/23/2012
  Q: he is not nutured,he is a family dog used to children & cats gets on fine with any other dog apart ...
  A: It's common for an un-nuetered adult male dog to be more aggressive than one that was neutered ...
rabies12/5/2012
  Q: What is the 10 days observation period for rabies in dogs? Explain. A dog bit me. What if the dog ...
  A: If a dog has bitten you, you should be seen by a doctor now, don't wait ten days. Hopefully, you ...
Dog through up seeral times then rubbed her nose on carpet so much t bled and she left blood streaks. Why?12/2/2012
  Q: Last night my dog threw up several times and then it looks like she rubbed the top of her nose on ...
  A: When your dog vomited, it's possible some of her vomit went up into her nasal cavity (the nose and ...
rabies11/30/2012
  Q: Puppy licked near a closed wound(1 cm apart). Will i get rabies? He didn't seem to have rabies. He ...
  A: You didn't say how old your puppy is, in most states it is required by law to vaccinate against ...
dogs itchyness11/24/2012
  Q: but we have foxes near by what are really close where we liv and the foxes are are bald in the same ...
  A: By "mites" my first thoughts were to assume that your dog has one of the three forms of Mange. If ...
American Bulldog (Pregnant)11/1/2012
  Q: My american bulldog lucy is 63days pregnant today. She is nesting ALOT! whinnig and panting very ...
  A: I'd say your dog is getting really close to giving birth, but she isn't quite there. Within 24 hours ...
Chisnorkie "Boo"10/31/2012
  Q: Patti, It's me again, Boo is now 3 years old. I was wondering if you could help me with another ...
  A: I have a similar situation with my dogs, when I go to clip the one dog's nails or trim his fur, the ...
Dog urinating a lot ...10/28/2012
  Q: My Labrador Roger , is more than an year old he is a healthy dog but the only problem with him is ...
  A: In a young dog, peeing during times of excitement (such as your arrival) is called "Submissive ...
8 week old puppies outdoors10/26/2012
  Q: I foster for a couple of rescues in town. I most recently took in a pregnant dog, who ended up ...
  A: Puppies are most accepting of new experiences between 3 and 12 weeks old. After that age, they ...
Shitzu, itching10/25/2012
  Q: We live in Thailand and have a 3year old Shitzu girl. Periodically she has terrible itching problems ...
  A: I really wish I could help you, but until the cause of the itch is identified, you will only be ...
Whelping10/24/2012
  Q: My dog as of today is 57 days pregnant she is lactating and has gotten big and you can see the ...
  A: For dogs- no matter the breed, gestation normally lasts 63 days. However that's not cast in stone, ...
aprox 2 year labrador10/23/2012
  Q: We adopted a Labrador retriever from a shelter Last week. She was fostered for about 4 months by a ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a dog! It is certainly possible to house train an adult dog. The good ...
ehat has happened to my dog???10/21/2012
  Q: ,,i dont know if u are an expert or not but i think that you have good knowledge about dogs...i want ...
  A: You dog hasn't been raped, but I will assume that you have a female dog and the blood is coming from ...
american bulldog (pregnant)10/20/2012
  Q: patti I was wondering when my american bulldog was going to go into labor she is 7 years old and her ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy typically lasts for 63 days. You didn't say how far into the pregnancy your dog ...
vicious 4 month old beagle puppy10/19/2012
  Q: 2 weeks ago we bought a Blue Beagle puppy at a pet store. I said I would never do that again and had ...
  A: 12-16 weeks of age in a puppy's life is a critical period when your puppy will begin to test you to ...
How long is a Rottweiler's tongue?10/16/2012
  Q: Also, do male or female Rottweilers have longer tongues?
  A: Male dogs are usually larger than female dogs, so it makes sense that their tongues would be ...
health10/16/2012
  Q: we adopted a Yorkie from a rescue group a couple of months ago. They think she is about 2 years ...
  A: Your dog's hemorrhagic gastroenteritis was caused from treats like rawhide and pigs ears, and not ...
Side effects of vaccinations10/15/2012
  Q: Hport, I just got my 9 week old puppy vaccinated and dewormed for the first time. He got a 1ml ...
  A: If your vet will see you tonight, keep your puppy warm, and have him examined this evening. If your ...
Potty Training10/9/2012
  Q: I have a puppy that is a chow, I am trying to train the chow to pee and doodoo on the training pad. ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! First, be sure to keep your puppy on a consistent schedule of ...
Dog behior problem10/5/2012
  Q: Molly is an English Springr Spaniel 6 years old. She was purchased from a breeder for my 3 year old ...
  A: First and foremost is the safety of the children. Before the children of your daycare arrive, give ...
Rehouse training after boarding10/5/2012
  Q: My mini Schnauser has never had accidents in house but after boarding for 8 days she is messing in ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago your dog was kenneled, but it appears she's still stressed from the the ...
Grieving10/4/2012
  Q: Almost one year ago I had a beautiful 9 1/2 year old boxer boy who started fainting. I took him to ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Pericardial disease (fluid around the heart) can ...
oxygen cage10/4/2012
  Q: I am building a home oxygen cage for my 10 year old chihuahua that weights 9 pounds. How big should ...
  A: If your dog needs an oxygen cage because of severe respiratory distress, you should ask your vet ...
dogs shaking head10/2/2012
  Q: I have 3 chi's, and they are all allergic to something,I have had their ears checked, got allergy ...
  A: With all three of your dogs being affected by the same condition you can rule out a food allergy, or ...
Wheaten terrier9/28/2012
  Q: I have a female soft coated wheaten terrier that is roughly 10 or 11. She was dumped out by my ...
  A: It's not at all uncommon that a dog would become woozy, groggy and dizzy when first starting ...
german shepard9/27/2012
  Q: A large balloon like thing under his chin they said they will Have to get a surgeon to remove it. ...
  A: I think you have me confused with somebody else at the AllExperts site. I don't give out prices for ...
bran for dogs9/25/2012
  Q: with thanks moira
  A: The "house brand" or any generic brand equivalent to a high fiber breakfast cereal such as Fiber ...
Dog Lymphoma Prednisone9/21/2012
  Q: My dog has finally been diagnosed with lymphoma - swelling only on her neck and beginning on ...
  A: Prednisone therapy is often a key component of standard treatment protocols for dogs with newly ...
Personality changes after accident9/17/2012
  Q: Hey. I have a White German Shepherd boy at 3 years. 4 weeks ago he got his leg broken by a horse. ...
  A: There isn't an easy quick cure for your dog's separation anxiety. The treatment is a combination of ...
Stinky Dog Odor9/5/2012
  Q: My dog emits stinky odors when he is stressed and when he gets excited and barks and when he is just ...
  A: Malaseb Shampoo is an antibacterial and antifungal shampoo used for dermatological conditions such ...
Mitral Valve Disease in CKCS9/3/2012
  Q: wandering around the web looking for information about mitral valve disease in cavalier king, I've ...
  A: I totally understand your concerns, one of my dogs has Mitral valve disease too. Mitral valve ...
Puppy Boxer Continues to Vomit9/3/2012
  Q: We have had our puppy for 2 days and he is 8 weeks old. The breeder fed him Puppy Chow and be ...
  A: An upset stomach (or even diarrhea) is common when you switch a dog's or puppy's food abruptly. The ...
separation anxiety8/31/2012
  Q: it has been exactly two weeks since my husband and I adopted an adorable female dog from a shelter. ...
  A: Just moving to a new home can be very stressful for dogs. They thrive on routine, and quite ...
help correcting bad behavior8/30/2012
  Q: Brandy is a young shepherd/sheltie (and something else) mix. She is approximately a year and a half ...
  A: You didn't give me any info about the amount of time Brandy spends alone (without people, other pets ...
pitbull8/29/2012
  Q: Shall I be scared of getting a pitbull.I think they cute,but im scared it will bite the crap outta ...
  A: Long before the Pit Bull terrier was the symbol of drug dealers and street bullies, this breed was ...
DEATH8/28/2012
  Q: I would like to know why dogs want to hide when they are going to die ? And how do they feel they ...
  A: I am sorry for all your loses. Many times an animal will hide or go off to be by themselves when ...
submissive peeing8/21/2012
  Q: yes my one year old snoodle is peeing everywhere and anywhere. she is house trained and does very ...
  A: It would have been a help when writing, if you were to use punctuation. Does your dog ever pee when ...
boxer pup skin issues or allergies?8/21/2012
  Q: I have a 9 month old reverse brindle boxer pup. She has been having symptoms that to me seem ...
  A: Even though you've been to the vet a number of times, and it was thought Stella had a skin ...
Having my black lab go outside to the bathroom by herself.8/20/2012
  Q: My boyfriend and myself recently adopted a black lab that is about 1-1 1/2 years old from a shelter. ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a dog! Until your new dog is accustomed to your home and your household ...
Sick Dog8/17/2012
  Q: I have a Miniature Greyhound mixed with Rat Terrier and she seems to be sick She has a warm dry nose ...
  A: A dry nose isn't an indicator of a dog being sick. A dog nose can be moist, warm, cool or dry at ...
Supplements?8/15/2012
  Q: I have a rescue bullmastiff who could be anywhere from about 8- 10. What supplements can I give him ...
  A: To be sure your dogs are getting the nutrition they need, look at the dog food package of the brand ...
Dog bad odor and lots of itching8/10/2012
  Q: my dog scratching a lot no fleas or other bugs and after he has a bath it only takes a couple hr and ...
  A: Chronic itching and skin that has a bad smell is often due to "yeast dermatitis" (called Malassezia ...
female mounting crate pillow8/7/2012
  Q: Ms. Friedman, My 3 yr old, female, spayed schoodle has been "humping" her crate cushion for about ...
  A: Since your dog started the pillow humping behavior after spending time at a kennel, the problem just ...
when to spay Zeeba (female Siberian Husky)8/5/2012
  Q: Zeeba is 1 year old, she has been always friendly and playful, and I fostered Lola (female mixed ...
  A: The optimum time to spay a female dog is before her first heat cycle, but you can spay your dogs at ...
ideas of what breed dog this is?8/5/2012
  Q: i was wondering if anyone knows what sort of dog i have? i only know its part chihuahua. here are ...
  A: Anything I (or anyone else) could tell you is pure guesswork, and it's no more valid or correct than ...
Huski dog8/4/2012
  Q: this is Hassan Ayoubi, Damascus, Syria. I have 1 year old Amriecan Eskimo male Dog (Rex)19" high ...
  A: A dog is a social animal which needs the company of it's owner or a human family. They depend on us ...
Elderly Outside Dog and Flies7/30/2012
  Q: I jsut moved and my dog has had to become an outside dog. Lots of flies around where I live. I tired ...
  A: Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for flies, you didn't say if you're using that, or ...
pup with bloody-jelly after bowl movement7/30/2012
  Q: My 8-10 week old Chihuahua male pup has been experiencing loose poop with a jelly like bright red ...
  A: Anal gland discharge is sort of yellowish and very smelly. It does not have any blood in it. ...
Our 8 yr old airedale has stopped eating7/29/2012
  Q: We have been to two different vets. Her temperature varies slightly but is holding around normal. ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about the poor health of your dog. There are a number of things you can do to get ...
dominant puppy?7/29/2012
  Q: @ Hello, we have a 6th month old poodle (sold as a toy but more the size of a miniature!) called ...
  A: First, if you already haven't done so you should have Jeffery neutered. Studies suggest that ...
My dog has canine PTSD7/28/2012
  Q: My dog was hit by a car a couple of months ago and injured his shoulder pretty badly. He was out of ...
  A: It is possible to desensitize a fearful dog, but it takes a lot of time and patience on your part. ...
potty training7/27/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old Yorkie that was my fathers. He has incepitis diabetes and drinks a ton of water ...
  A: Rather than use a crate to keep him in at night, try containing him in either part of a room or use ...
scared of other people.7/25/2012
  Q: we have a 10 month old dashound/corgi male, we had him since April and he has been scared to be ...
  A: It is possible to desensitize a fearful dog, but it takes a lot of time and patience on your part. ...
? on blood in my dogs urine7/24/2012
  Q: my dog is 4 yrs old, fixed and for the most part very healthy. shes a little over weight but we've ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian to confirm the UTI (at least that's what I would do, ...
loss of hair7/23/2012
  Q: We have a chocolate brown female Labrador. over the last few weeks she has been shedding her hair ...
  A: There are several causes for hairloss and red patches of skin that you've described, ranging from ...
7 Day old Pitbull puppy poop issue7/20/2012
  Q: The mother died and we are feeding the one suvivor but seem to have issues with him pooping. I feed ...
  A: I don't know about the 2cc of distilled water in the rectum, but taking a warm, wet cloth or a warm ...
My dog killed my cat !7/17/2012
  Q: i have two dogs and 8 cats, I have a Labdrador and a Rottweiler, the labrador was allways Ok with ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your cat. Unfortunately, even though we think of our dogs ...
crate urination7/17/2012
  Q: My beagle is doing well with her crate training. The only problem I am having is that she is ...
  A: A six month old dog should be able to "hold it" overnight. Because female dogs are prone to develop ...
disciplining a dog7/16/2012
  Q: How do you discipline a shih-poo
  A: First, never hit your dog. That can lead to other behavioral problems. Dogs (of all breeds!) come ...
dog allergy7/16/2012
  Q: I have a poodle mix 6 year old, ingested some macadamias and cashews while unattended I beleive now ...
  A: The problem is probably with the Macadamias, and not the Cashews. Dogs should not eat Macadamia nuts ...
Sick Dog7/11/2012
  Q: Patty, I have a rescue dog Mini Dachshund and he tested positive for heart worms. He is 3-4 years ...
  A: Even a holistic cough suppressant could have drug interactions with your dog's heartworm treatment. ...
pads turning into hair7/11/2012
  Q: My Golden Retriever has very thick hair growing on the pads of her paws. At first it looked like the ...
  A: I'm not sure I understand your question. A dog's foot pads are not hair-like follicles that are ...
dog height7/8/2012
  Q: hi just wondering what would the average height for a six month old male american akita be???
  A: On the average, at 6 months of age a male American Akita can stand 59"-66" at the shoulder. I ...
hurt7/6/2012
  Q: I made the painful decision to put my dog down on June 27th 2012. He was not well and the vet told ...
  A: I'm very sorry for your loss, and completely understand your situation, having lost several dogs ...
Salivary Gland Removal7/2/2012
  Q: ,My dog just had this procedure done 3 days ago. (Salivary Gland Removed) He is doing fine however ...
  A: Your vet tech is correct, your dog's wound site will calm down over time, though it is possible that ...
my dog is driveing me crazy7/1/2012
  Q: I have a 3yr old male boxer who is a mamas boy, but lately the dog next door is in heat and he is ...
  A: First, you shouldn't be letting your dog outside, alone, with a female that's in heat right next ...
What size crate should I get for my two shih tzu puppy's?6/29/2012
  Q: I will be getting two shih tzu puppy's, both litter mates, both males, and was wondering what size ...
  A: Getting two puppies at the same time is a really poor idea. Most training professionals strongly ...
rescue dog6/28/2012
  Q: I recently adopted a pomeranian mix from a local rescue group in my area. I have 3 guinea pigs and ...
  A: A dog (no matter the breed) should never be trusted around guinea pigs or any small pets. Perhaps ...
Early Labor signs for dog6/28/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old mini doxi. She is 53 days along in her first pregnancy. I take her to the vet ...
  A: At 53 days into her pregnancy, your dog is 10 days off from the average gestation period. Dogs ...
Please help6/28/2012
  Q: Please I need help. My dog isn't eating but she is drinking water. However, she vomits it back up ...
  A: If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your ...
how to get 3 dogs along6/27/2012
  Q: I have 3 dogs that wont get along they are a 5 year old flat coated retriever and rat terrier and ...
  A: You've probably tired to get your dogs to get along for a while now. Just describing the problem ...
My Dog is Obsessed with Neighbor's Dog6/26/2012
  Q: My one year old male lab/pit bull mix is obsessed with my neighbor's dog (these neighbor's live ...
  A: You didn't say if your male dog is neutered or not. Neutering your dog would probably be helpful, ...
Our puppy will eat anything!6/25/2012
  Q: We have had our new Cocker Spaniel/Poodle puppy now for about two months and he is four months old ...
  A: I understand your problem, being so oral is common in puppies, to one degree or another they all put ...
cost effective6/23/2012
  Q: .i have 4 dogs, 2 are large and the others are small. i have gone to the vet many times in the past ...
  A: You'll need a written prescription from your vet to buy Comfortis online. Most vets don't have a ...
Itching and foot chewing6/22/2012
  Q: I am the happy owner of a ten year old cockerspaniel poodle mix. Just recently I found this small ...
  A: Most dogs are not sensitive to poison oak or poison ivy, so the chances are pretty good that your ...
My colli sheep puppy coughing weird6/21/2012
  Q: i just heard my puppy making a coughing sound, i realize he is trying to vomit but its not working. ...
  A: Is your dog really coughing, or it he making a loud snorting sound? Dogs do something called a ...
pet allergies6/20/2012
  Q: I have a 6 yr old female pitbull that has had allergies for almost her entire life, especially ...
  A: Have you tried using an over the counter antihistamine, such as regular strength Benadryl? This ...
Chihuahua pacing, restless6/19/2012
  Q: My husband and I returned last night from a weekend camping trip with our two chihuahuas. Prior to ...
  A: The typical adverse reactions to Advantix II are: Itching Tingling or burning sensation Scratching ...
Dog Poisoning6/18/2012
  Q: Patti (or anyone else who cares about this topic), I want to note first that I am not seeking any ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your dogs. I can't say what the toxin(s) might have been, ...
My dog is defecating in the house.6/16/2012
  Q: My dog is a belgian sheepdog, neutered. He is 3 years old. Over the last few months, he has been ...
  A: It's really hard for anyone who can't personally see your situation, to evaluate why your dog is ...
Apartment Dogs6/11/2012
  Q: What if any large breed dogs can do well in an apartment setting?Specifically, how would a ...
  A: There are several large breeds of dog which are suited to apartment living. That said, all dogs ...
dog issue6/8/2012
  Q: My 4 year old red nose pitbull just recently started pooping in the house. The poop is sort of ...
  A: I think you may have misunderstood your vet's instructions. A remedy for diarrhea does not include ...
English bulldog 63 days pregnant6/7/2012
  Q: My English bulldog today is on the 63 day of pregnancy i am so confused,in all pregnancy her stomach ...
  A: I take it there wasn't an ultrasound done to confirm that your dog was indeed pregnant, or a vet ...
Keeping Dog Focused6/6/2012
  Q: My year old Australian Shepherd has focus problems. When we're walking her and she hears another dog ...
  A: It doesn't sound like a case of being unfocused, it sounds like a simple case of a young intelligent ...
my doberman6/5/2012
  Q: after coming back from camping my 2 year old doberman has been showing signs of very bad aggression ...
  A: Any dog that's in enough pain can behave uncharacteristically aggressive. Ear infections can be ...
cyst on dog6/2/2012
  Q: My dog is 16 years old and Lhaso Alpso named Max. About 6 years ago , he developed a large growth ...
  A: You didn't say what kind of growth your dog has/had. With some growths, it's possible to drain it ...
Terminally ill dog6/1/2012
  Q: I have a 14 year old cairn terrier who was diagnosed with several forms of abdominal cancer last ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about the declining health of your Carin Terrier. I know how difficult a time this ...
dog play biting5/30/2012
  Q: my 11 year old silky x terrier is play-biting the legs of our newly acquired (2 months ago) 6 year ...
  A: Treating the bites on your puppy's legs are only part of this, you need to show your older dog that ...
Jack Russell peeing problem5/30/2012
  Q: I have a Jack Russell girl that is about 9 months old now and toilet trained and everything has been ...
  A: Since you said your dog seems to be quite blatant and is peeing right in front of you, it might be ...
How do I find out what breeds are in my mix dog?5/29/2012
  Q: When we got my dog as a puppy from the breeder they said he was a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie ...
  A: One man's collie is another man's spaniel. If you don't think you can take the word of the breeder, ...
Wheezing5/28/2012
  Q: My 14 year old Maltese wheezes and to me it sounds like it is caused by a build up of mucous and ...
  A: You didn't say if your vet has said anything about heart disease or if the xrays showed bronchitis. ...
Dog - Allergy5/22/2012
  Q: We have a 1 1/2 yr old Coton De Tular that, according to the vet has an allery. He chews/licks his ...
  A: After your dog has been on the lawn, wipe his feet off with a moist baby-wipe towelette. If your dog ...
my dogs heat5/21/2012
  Q: my dog came on heat about a month ago and it started off normal, she was fine, running around like ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dog is. A dog's heat cycle is like a woman's period, sometimes the flow ...
Hair loss on my Dalmatian5/20/2012
  Q: I've noticed that my dog is starting having hair loss but only in one patch, it doesn't look Itchy ...
  A: Your first step in getting to the bottom of your dog's hair loss needs to begin with a trip to your ...
Best friend5/19/2012
  Q: My 15yr old staffy x bull terrier has lumbro sacral and 14months ago had a plate put it that i found ...
  A: It sounds like you're definitely giving your dog the gold standard in care! Caring for geriatric ...
Submissive?5/17/2012
  Q: So happy to have found some information on dealing with submissive pups. I have adopted a puppy she ...
  A: Your dog might be more than submissive, it's possible that she has a phobia of new places or new ...
abused dog5/16/2012
  Q: .just over a year ago we found a stray cocker spaniel, about 2 and a half years old. as things turn ...
  A: Your dog may not have been poorly socialized as a puppy, and so he didn't learn to play. At this ...
Thinning shears5/15/2012
  Q: I have a cocker spaniel puppy and am grooming him myself. The breeder said she uses thinning shears ...
  A: Grooming your dog shouldn't be a painful experience (for either of you!) but it's something that ...
my puppys tummy5/3/2012
  Q: my yorkie is about 14 weeks old and she has had soft poop for a few days and has threw up a few ...
  A: You didn't say if you just got your puppy, or if you recently changed her food. When you change a ...
Diabetic Dog with Elevated Liver Enzymes5/2/2012
  Q: I have a 11yr old female bichon/poodle cross who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2yrs ago. She is ...
  A: Generally, a dog with elevated liver values should have lower intake of proteins and fats because ...
Hearing5/1/2012
  Q: Mackenzie, How can one check their dog's hearing ? And when doing that, how can we check each ear ...
  A: There are some simple tests you can perform at home if you feel your dog has hearing loss, read more ...
Request for review of dog food ingredients4/28/2012
  Q: I have found your website very helpful and was wondering if you could provide some direction for me ...
  A: The way to judge a dog food is by the ingredients listed up the source of fat, because that's what ...
gangrene mastitis4/26/2012
  Q: my dog has black teets, just weened pups two days ago. i can't afford a vet, can i give her ...
  A: Gangrene mastitis is an advanced stage of mastitis, so it's REALLY important to get your dog to a ...
Dark Green Areas of Stool4/25/2012
  Q: I have a 1 year old Female Dachshund. She has major separation anxiety. After we came back from ...
  A: You can also mix some water into your dog's food, rather than (or in addition to) using a syringe to ...
Breast cancer in females?4/25/2012
  Q: I have a 10.5 Golden Retriever who has been spayed (few years ago) and we recently noticed while ...
  A: I couldn't tell from your question if your dog had the needle aspiration, because you go on to ask ...
My dog, hot spots, allergies4/24/2012
  Q: My female dog is an American Staffordshire & Lab mix about 3 years old. In the beginning, several ...
  A: I know how frustrating it is to deal with skin problems in dogs. Has your dog been tested for ...
By dog's not eating as much?4/23/2012
  Q: My dog is about a year old, and when we got him we also had two others. One was 12 and the other ...
  A: It may be that there was more competition with food when you had three dogs. Since your other two ...
Sadie eats only cookies4/22/2012
  Q: I have a 6 year old Lhasa and she is sweet but recently she has decided that she no longer likes her ...
  A: Sadie has a partner in crime who has been providing her with cookies, and enforcing this habit. Dogs ...
My dog4/21/2012
  Q: My Miniature Shnauzer is 10 years old. When she tries to sit down or get up she has a hard time. We ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog's condition. Many older dogs have mobility issues, and I will ...
Crusty bumps on dogs scalp4/20/2012
  Q: about a wk ago my one year old male dog Ollie developed these crusty bumps on his scalp. He was ...
  A: If the condition seems to be spreading since the last time you took your dog to the vet, then you ...
Brushing dogs teeth4/19/2012
  Q: My dog HATES getting her teeth brushed and when I try to brush them I usually never even get them ...
  A: Products like Greenies can help remove tartar and help keep the gums healthy, but just like for ...
Flea and tick protection4/19/2012
  Q: What is the best flea and tick protection? (The ticks are VERY bad around here) I have a 5 year old ...
  A: Like you my dogs get ticks, rather than fleas this time of year. I have found that the Preventic ...
rear leg cramping4/17/2012
  Q: i have a 2 1/2yr old female yellow lab,mix,60 lbs,that i've had since she was 7 months,within the ...
  A: Even though your dog is only 2.5 years old, it's possible she has a touch of arthritis, or whatever ...
trouble registering my dog4/16/2012
  Q: They want a code in the To Reguest Limited Registration box. I have no code in my box. It is not ...
  A: This sounds like a problem that needs to be cleared up over the phone with whatever kennel club ...
Dog toenail and paw4/16/2012
  Q: I have a 13 year-old mixed terrier(8kg), and I recently found that her toenail color has changed ...
  A: Skin and nail pigment may remain the same throughout s dog's life, or the colors may lighten or ...
Stress cause bad stomach ache?4/15/2012
  Q: Let me start by saying my dog is a large 12 year old Chihuahua who has been pretty healthy most of ...
  A: Stress can most definitely cause can upset stomach/digestive issues in dogs. Instead of feeding ...
my dogs4/14/2012
  Q: I need to know if their urine will kill my trees and shrubs. They keep going on them. We planted ...
  A: Basically, urine is the elimination of all water soluble toxins and has an excess of concentrated ...
My black pug4/13/2012
  Q: I have a 4 years old black pug. He's very active and loves to play. Recently he had a hunched ...
  A: It's good you've already made a vet appointment for your dog, so you can get to the bottom of this ...
Bella the Bulldog4/10/2012
  Q: I got my bully about 2 months ago and she is 3 we have been to the vet and i was told she looks fine ...
  A: Even though you had your dog to the vet two months ago, your dog is having some sort of a problem ...
Dog who trips on stairs4/10/2012
  Q: I have a five-year-old mixed breed dog named Trixie. She had her annual vet check up a month ago, ...
  A: Trixie's sudden fear of the stairs could be due to her eyesight (outside, she probably smells that ...
telling me when he needs to go4/3/2012
  Q: I rescued a 15 month old dog, he is a large breed. He has no behavior problems, house broken, until ...
  A: I don't think anybody could tell you why your dog suddenly doesn't want to ring the bell when he ...
my dogs killed my cat4/2/2012
  Q: I have 3 Pitbull dogs ranging from 1-2 years of age. I also have 2 cats that I had before I got any ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your cat, and for the stress this situation is causing. ...
beagle pain syndrome3/29/2012
  Q: I have a 5 year old beagle.He was diagnosed with beagle pain syndrome on 28th january 2011 and ...
  A: Beagle pain syndrome is also known by the name Steroid Responsive Meningitis. It's best to use the ...
shots3/27/2012
  Q: i gave my 10 week old puppy her 5in1 shot 2 to three weeks ago what shot should i buy next and what ...
  A: The general recommendation of the American Veterinary Medical Association is that puppies get a ...
problems with pug.3/26/2012
  Q: My 6 month old pug named Sofie was spayed a little over a week ago. Ever since she has been home I ...
  A: Has Sofie been on pain medication since the spay surgery? Often, trembling is a sign of pain, as is ...
dogs3/19/2012
  Q: If i squeeze my blacklabs bloated belly will she fart if so why ANSWER: Hi Zane, Your dog's ...
  A: If your dog's belly is distended with excess gas, squeezing her belly might be painful for her. ...
Heart Murmur stage 23/16/2012
  Q: What can u tell me on stage 2 heart murmur in a boxer pup? What might be their life span and how ...
  A: If you were going to crop your puppy's ears, now would be the time to do it. Most vets will not crop ...
DOGS GOING TO THE USA3/1/2012
  Q: I will be living in the USA and have 4 dogs coming with me. My question is this all four of my dogs ...
  A: Pet dogs, no matter the breed, are allowed into the US, provided you have documentation that your ...
sick dog2/26/2012
  Q: I have a 13 1/2 yo male neutered pug that, up until a few weeks ago, had a hearty appetite and was ...
  A: I'm so sorry to hear about your dog's condition. I know the feeling of desperation when something ...
why now?2/25/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old dog, that most people say she is more my daughter then she is my dog. I've had ...
  A: Your dog's sudden change of behavior can be due to a number of things, ranging from a need for more ...
Dogs of Puerto Rico before 14922/24/2012
  Q: I recently read your response regarding dogs of P.R.. You mention that El Gran Mastin is a mix with ...
  A: I'm sorry, I don't recall the message you're referring to. Over a period of several years I've ...
Dog coats2/18/2012
  Q: When does a dog need a sweater or coat? Most sweaters and coats are made for small dogs. Is the ...
  A: If your dog spends most of his time in your home, he's no better equipped to spend time outside on a ...
4yr old Dalmation urinating in the house2/16/2012
  Q: I have a 4yr. old Dalmatian. About a year ago he started peeing in the house. He goes on the side of ...
  A: If your vet has ruled out the possibility of a urinary tract infection, there are some things you ...
Bouvier Des Flandres Skin flakey dry2/14/2012
  Q: I feed my dog Premium Edge skin and coat for over 6 months now it has the following ...
  A: You certainly are feeding your dog a wonderful diet, but dry skin isn't always a symptom of a ...
male pugs2/13/2012
  Q: how old dose a male pug have to be to mate
  A: Male dogs (no matter the breed) are capable of breeding quite young, usually when it begins ...
Broken bone in skull2/13/2012
  Q: My 3 month old Akbash puppy hit her head on the side of a table, and was bleeding from her nose. The ...
  A: The potential long-term effects of skull fractures range from none to lifelong neurological ...
Is my dog in labor2/12/2012
  Q: Is my dog in labor? SHe is panting, shaking, whining, wants lots of affection, can't lay down, and ...
  A: The signs of labor you've described are pretty normal, and aren't a sign of a problem. Signs that ...
demodex mites2/10/2012
  Q: i have a 5yr old mix chihuahua..he has demodex i have done the mitabin dips nd it wnt go away..i ...
  A: Treating a dog for demodectic mange isn't a one shot deal. You need to treat your dog every other ...
dog seizures2/8/2012
  Q: My 8yr.old small mix male dog has been having seizures mostly noticed when becoming excited. He ...
  A: Seizure disorders aren't uncommon in dogs, most of the time it's a condition that's controllable ...
Dog can't seem to throw up2/2/2012
  Q: My dog has been fine all day and most of the night playing eating drinking and going potty and then ...
  A: I can't say what's going on with your dog. Inducing vomiting could be the wrong thing to do, it all ...
19 day old lab pups1/27/2012
  Q: we feel that Lilly the mom is having trouble providing enough two puppies take to the bottle. what ...
  A: When a momma dog can't nurse her pups as she needs to, you have to bottle feed the babies. If she's ...
8-1 shoot1/25/2012
  Q: i gave my dog (dotson/ poodle mix) a 8-1 shoot tonight and within 20 min she layed down and did not ...
  A: Your dog may be having a reaction to the 8-1 vaccine. It could be a serious reaction, for that ...
choosing a dog! help!!1/24/2012
  Q: I seriously just need pros and cons and basics and stuff for a golden retriever. And how much the ...
  A: Any pure-breed of dog is going to have health concerns, for that reason it's important that if ...
Female Boxer Heat/Gas1/23/2012
  Q: I have recently purchased a female Boxer puppy that is 6 months old. I have never owned this breed ...
  A: Most dogs (no matter the breed) begin their heat cycles anytime from 6 months of age, to 12 months ...
black belly on my dog1/18/2012
  Q: You seem to be unaware of a breed of dog...Chinese Crested Hairless. My dog is a purebred Crested ...
  A: I have no idea why you start your message by saying that I seem to be unaware of the Chinese Crested ...
Health Question about Golden Retriever1/15/2012
  Q: We have a 10 year old golden retriever/collie mix. We just noticed a rather big bump on her right ...
  A: Dogs can develop many kinds of lumps and bumps. One very common kind of growth in middle-aged to ...
Cola1/14/2012
  Q: My one year old dog Cola started licking his anus constantly last week. I looked at it and he had a ...
  A: There are many potential causes of rectal itching in dogs. One of the most common is allergies. Just ...
My golden retriever cycle.1/12/2012
  Q: this is my first time writing here. and i love my golden retriever(her name is rheema) so much. ...
  A: Though you do not own a male dog, every male dog within a two mile radius of where you live knows ...
dogs weight1/10/2012
  Q: i have two small dogs the eat like a mule but the will not gain weight. there weight is around ten ...
  A: You didn't say your dog's age or their activity level. Dogs under 12 months need a puppy food to get ...
m1/10/2012
  Q: I have an 11 years old American Pit bull Terrier that I adopted 10 years ago. Very healthy and ...
  A: It's entirely possible that your dog's current condition has been gradually incubating for period of ...
Problems with my Akita1/9/2012
  Q: I have an Akita female who is nearly 2 years old, she is very domineering and I have experienced ...
  A: Knowing your 2 year old Akita was quite dominate, and had countless behavioral issues, why ever did ...
Dogs jaw1/8/2012
  Q: Our dog has difficulty opening her mouth. She eats her food regularly but seems to find difficulty ...
  A: Because dog are animals, they don't show pain as you and I do. It's a survival skill. Since you've ...
licking peepee & getting stuck1/7/2012
  Q: I have a male cockapoo and he likes to lick his private area and he has done this before and we took ...
  A: Your dog is licking his penis because it's causing him some degree of discomfort. You didn't say ...
before a get one help1/5/2012
  Q: for a husky do you need to be active as people say you do like run and that see i have problems ...
  A: Without the correct level of daily exercise, mental activity (training), or human companionship, the ...
adult retired breeding dog still has large teats1/3/2012
  Q: I was just wondering how long it takes, and if the teats ever shrink to almost normal in a retired ...
  A: After a female dog has had a litter, their teats never return to how they looked before she was ...
dog s12/18/2011
  Q: we just got the lab its a hard situation and a long stoy on how we got her. now my father hit ...
  A: Yes, I would call it abuse if your dad continually hits your dogs. If the dogs aren't on a leash ...
ear mites12/17/2011
  Q: my dog has ear mites. i have been treating him with "petco brand - ear mite remedy for dogs" as it ...
  A: If you've been treating your dog with Petco ear mite medication for 2 months, but still haven't seen ...
coughing elderly dog12/14/2011
  Q: My 13 year old spade female LabX has started coughing recently. Usually she coughs in this wheezy ...
  A: There's really no way for anyone on line to guess at what your dog's problem might be, and depending ...
Sleeping pattern for new puppy12/13/2011
  Q: I have a 6wk old shitz shu puppy, her sleeping pattern at night is about every two hours, and then ...
  A: Your puppy is still quite young, and actually shouldn't have been separated from his mother and ...
Dog "leaks"12/10/2011
  Q: We just adopted a 2 yr old Shitz Zhu female. She is neutered., house trained, fairly obedient. But, ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a dog! (She's spayed not neutered though, neutering is just for male ...
blue pits12/7/2011
  Q: I have two male blue pits they are both 1 and they do not get alone at all. we have to do everything ...
  A: Your first course of action would be to get both of your dogs neutered, if they aren't already!!! ...
husky shepard mix ears12/5/2011
  Q: dogs ears are pointed straight up but now one has flopped down. he is seven years old and plays with ...
  A: It's possible your dog's ear was bruised when playing with your other dog. If you gently stroke the ...
Yorkiepoo pup in bad shape12/4/2011
  Q: My girlfriend and I picked up a yorkiepoo pup Saturday 2 weeks ago froma breeder. Her vet records ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about your poor sick puppy. What your puppy needs is to be under a vet's ...
Crating a Bicho Friese11/24/2011
  Q: I took my dog to a vet because of occasional severe pain in his right front leg recently. They did ...
  A: Restricting your dog's movement while providing medication for pain and inflammation is a very ...
border collie gets into trash11/22/2011
  Q: My dog is a border collie and every time my family and I leave the house… or better yet when any ONE ...
  A: Puppies and dogs are individuals, that's why you didn't experience the garbage can problem with your ...
new dog11/2/2011
  Q: I want to buy a puppy for myself, I live in INDIA...... MY Schedule:- 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ...
  A: All dogs, no matter the breed require more time than it sounds like you're able to give at this ...
calcium oxalate bladder stones10/28/2011
  Q: my 10 year old Miniature Schnauzer dog has 6 bladder stones. They did tests and they can't tell for ...
  A: I understand your problem, but calcium oxalate stones cannot be made to dissolve over time by ...
Samoyed Dog10/25/2011
  Q: samoyed can live in sunny weather? Hi i m frm India, temperature is normaly aproxx 35.0 C so can a ...
  A: A Samoyed's coat acts as insulation, both keeping a dog warm in the winter by keeping the heat in ...
Senior Dog10/20/2011
  Q: I have a 10 years old German Shepherd Male dog in a very good health and very active ..was Never ...
  A: Update: If you vet thinks your dog is not healthy enough for the neutering surgery, talk to him ...
starting with a german shepherd10/19/2011
  Q: hope you can answer questions on dog breeding. i love dogs and horses. i am working as a software ...
  A: To show a dog, it needs to be "show quality", not "pet quality". That means the dog must meet ...
1 itchy paw10/18/2011
  Q: We have a 2 year old beagle/lab mix and over the past week he has begun continually licking/biting ...
  A: Is your dog limping at all, or is this strictly a matter of licking and chewing at the paw? Have you ...
Leather vs. Nylon Collars10/14/2011
  Q: My husband and I are receiving a 4 yr old female black American lab. She is trained in hunting if ...
  A: There are many quality dog collars of both leather and nylon to choose from for hunting dogs. Both ...
Pomeranians fur thinning10/11/2011
  Q: I have a pure bred four year old black Pomeranian named Charlie, his fur seems to be thinning! He ...
  A: There is a genetic disorder in the Pomeranian breed that can cause thinning of the coat and balding ...
dog aggressive over food10/10/2011
  Q: We have two dogs, one is a shih tzu/cavalier spaniel mix (mostly shih tzu) the other is an english ...
  A: Giving your dogs scheduled mealtimes when you are at home is a very simple way of ensuring that your ...
jaundice10/9/2011
  Q: my dog is five months old and he is suffering from jaundice can u plz help me with some ...
  A: Jaundice is most commonly caused by liver failure, but there are other conditions, such as major ...
Calcinosis and cushings in my 10 year old Shih tzu10/7/2011
  Q: My 10 year old male shih tzu came down with a combination of TTP and IMHA in July. He almost died ...
  A: Hyperadrenocorticism brought on by corticosteroid use (called "exogenous Cushing’s") can be ...
elderly dog/post surgery not eating10/6/2011
  Q: My 13-year-old German Shepherd/Hound mix had surgery about 48 hours ago to remove a mass that was ...
  A: It's not uncommon that a dog would refuse food a day or two after surgery. It's really good that ...
4yr old toy poodle10/4/2011
  Q: we got our 4yr old toy poodle last year,before we got him he had not lived inside, but in an outside ...
  A: If your dog doesn't do "everything" he needs to do during his walk, when you return back to your ...
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: Congratulations on your impending pet! I'll try to answer all of your questions. 1. If you know ...
our dog with others10/4/2011
  Q: our dog is amazing with people especially older people. but when it comes to little dogs she doesn't ...
  A: Not every dog enjoys the company of other dogs. Also, many times two female dogs in the same ...
Prednisone10/1/2011
  Q: I have a 4 yr old Boarder Collie and after his first year he developed an extremely allergy to ...
  A: using Hi Mark, I understand your concerns regarding the use of cortisone. First, a severe ...
Introducing A New Member9/28/2011
  Q: Recently we found an orphan kitten, about 7-8 weeks and we've been taking care of her. My friend, ...
  A: It may be an uphill battle to take a three year old dog that's known not to be "dog friendly", and ...
Alaskan Pup's9/27/2011
  Q: I am searching for a good website wehre Ic an buy alaskan puppies. Could anybody please refer me to ...
  A: There isn't such a breed as an "Alaskan", if you're looking for Alaskan Malamute puppies, try ...
CALCINOSIS CULIS9/23/2011
  Q: My bully girl Britches had been on prolonged pred. I have been searching for anything anything that ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog's condition. You didn't say if your dog has been tested for ...
Hair loss9/19/2011
  Q: My Dog (German shepherd long hair ) Male 11 years old .. has lost hair on the tips of the ears ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet, but I can tell you that this doesn't sound like an ...
Puppy9/16/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old toy poodle puppy. He weighs about 4.5 pounds and has had 4 sets of shots along ...
  A: Most dogs LOVE cat foods, but it's not something they should be given with any regularity. If your ...
14 yr old male Chihuahua9/14/2011
  Q: My 14 yr old senior Chihuahua Cody has become very disoriented and confused within the last 24 ...
  A: Your little Cody should be examined by a vet, it's simply impossible to guess at what his problems ...
my female papilllon keeps pulling her fur out9/13/2011
  Q: i know she hasn't got fleas as she is done regaurly and is washed once a week and she gets groomed ...
  A: Rayner, Grooming a dog isn't the same as providing a flea preventative. Before you assume that your ...
Dog pulling out cat's fur9/8/2011
  Q: My 2 yr old Retriever has started chewing on one of my cat's neck leaving large hairless areas. The ...
  A: You might not be able to pinpoint the reason why your dog has started this odd behavior. It may just ...
HELP!!9/7/2011
  Q: My 2year old yorkie, name Lady is starting to hit a nerve with me. She has been on the same schedule ...
  A: While you feel that you've given your dog time to adjust when she travels, your dog obviously needs ...
recovering from dog attack what to expect9/2/2011
  Q: I have a almost 13 year old pom/dauch. mix she is my best friend. this year has been very hard for ...
  A: As long as the wound is not infected you will want to leave the scab alone. Apply petroleum jelly to ...
yorkie aggression8/31/2011
  Q: 7 yr old female fixed yorkie. original owner allowed one litter of puppies before having her fixed. ...
  A: Female dogs are the natural "rulers of the pack", and there is often aggression between two female ...
Jack Russell8/30/2011
  Q: Our little (10 lb) female 3 1/2 year old Angel has not been herself since we left her with a brand ...
  A: You are correct in containing Angel to kitchen, until she can once again be trusted not to soil in ...
Beagle Exercise8/29/2011
  Q: I have a beagle that is almost 8 months old. I usually go on jogs and want to take her with me. Are ...
  A: At 8 months of age your dog may look grown up, but her bone growth plates are still growing. For ...
golden retriever spells8/28/2011
  Q: my dog sonny. approx. 4 yrs old. has just had a 'spell' i dont know if it was a seizure. he has had ...
  A: It sounds as though your dog is having seizures. If they're 3-5 minutes in duration, that's quite ...
Rescued Litter of Rottweiler Pups8/28/2011
  Q: I recently rescued a litter of Rottweiler pups (and Mom) who had their tails 'banded' a couple of ...
  A: I would use the Neosporin and the antiseptic powder. If you've ever used iodine on one of your own ...
Breathing problems8/26/2011
  Q: Over the past year or so his panting has become more frequent and noisy. It is a harsh sound and ...
  A: I wish I could help you, but there really no way to guess at what your dog's problem might be. The ...
Adult Dachshund pooping in crate8/26/2011
  Q: My 9 year old dachshund is pooping in his crate during the day. We got him as a small puppy and had ...
  A: Your dog's current problem of pooping in his crate sounds like it's connected to the arrival of your ...
sleep8/25/2011
  Q: we have a Doberman (90 lbs - 2.5 years) that has wolbbers - seems to have issues sleeping at night. ...
  A: You didn't say if you're giving your dog any medications to help reduce the inflammation and ...
toilet training8/24/2011
  Q: how to toilet train to a dog in bathroom? he making all rooms dirty by his potty and toilet, i want ...
  A: First, be sure to keep your puppy on a consistent schedule of feeding, exercise, and trips to the ...
red swollen eyes8/22/2011
  Q: My boxer has very red bloodshot eyes and they are a little puffy. He does have some discharge. Does ...
  A: Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. The main symptoms of Conjunctivitis (also called Pink Eye) in ...
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: You didn't say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not ...
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: You didn't say what was the diagnosis your vet gave you, you made it sound like you were opting not ...
Change in Behavior since knee replacement.8/12/2011
  Q: About two and a half years ago, I took in a stray. We bonded immediately she was with me all the ...
  A: It's entirely possible that she has a fear of your cane, but you might never be able to pin point ...
running8/12/2011
  Q: How far do you think I should walk / run my five months old Border Collie, she is a big dog for her ...
  A: At 5 months old, your puppy is too young to be taken for jogs. Over exercising your puppy's young ...
Senior Dog Potty Problems8/12/2011
  Q: I have an 11 year old Pom which I have had since he was one. In 10 years, not one time did he ever ...
  A: You've said your dog has had regular vet check-ups, but have you taken him to the vet since this ...
Deep Wound of Lab8/8/2011
  Q: My lab is 4 yrs old.Few days back he had a fight with some street dogs in which he had a deep cut ...
  A: Traxol (Ceftriaxone sodium) is an antibiotic, but it's veterinary usage is very limited. I know it's ...
dog8/8/2011
  Q: he has bad cough, when he walks or run he really starts to cough. he tries to bring up some thing ...
  A: The coughing can mean a heart condition, or possibly heart worms. There is no way to guess at what ...
eating8/8/2011
  Q: I have 4 dogs and one of my dog is a little old and it used to eat everything we gave it.Now it ...
  A: Has it been warm (or hot) where you live? Like people, dogs don't always eat as much if it's hot ...
Lab ate Rat Poison8/4/2011
  Q: Our chocolate lab (about 50 lbs) ate approximately 1 tbsp. of Rat poison wax block. What should we ...
  A: Anytime you have a medical emergency, waiting for an answer from anybody online is the WRONG thing ...
a female on heat8/3/2011
  Q: I have a 14 month old female siberian husky. She is just coming on heat for the second time. 1st ...
  A: The time when a female dog can become pregnant is usually about 12 days after the bleeding starts, ...
disabled pet8/2/2011
  Q: ..A woman who lives in Manchester Ct. is having difficulty taking care of her disabled boxer by ...
  A: Using a sling could be helpful in getting the dog to his feet. A sling can be made from any long ...
Sudden aggression towards mother dog8/1/2011
  Q: I have four dogs, Male German shepard 10 yrs, Female mixed breed dog very small 12 years and ...
  A: Because the attack happened when your one dog was sniffing something on the kitchen counter, it ...
soil contamination7/31/2011
  Q: i realize this sounds somewhat like a medical question. but i assure you it is not my dogs most ...
  A: Diatomaceous Earth does indeed kill whipworms. Be sure to only buy food grade DE, NOT the kind soild ...
Dog aggression between pets7/29/2011
  Q: I have 3 pure bred Maltese terriers and one Maltese Shih tzu cross. All have lived together with my ...
  A: There isn't a quick fix like giving your dog a pill. To train your dog out of his aggression means ...
biting dog7/28/2011
  Q: I have owned a golden retriever/chow mix for 3 years. She is a great dog except that she does not ...
  A: Knowing that your dog has a history of biting means you shouldn't wait for a "warning" that she's ...
foul smell help7/28/2011
  Q: My 15 yr old dog has been diagnosed by the vet with a type of tissue tumor where surgery is not an ...
  A: Cell growth is called "Mitosis", so (as far as I know) describing a growth as being mitosis tissue ...
dew claw bleeding7/26/2011
  Q: She has dew claws on all 4 of her feet and due to recently losing my job i can't get them removed ...
  A: If your dog's dew claws are causing her such pain that she won't let you trim them, bandaging them ...
Border Collie huge sudden behaviour change7/25/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old border collie dog who is fit and of a healthy weight whose behaviour has very ...
  A: You've said that you've taken your dog to the vet twice, is that twice since you first noticed the ...
Loss of bowel control, 10yo great dane female7/24/2011
  Q: 10Y.O femal great dane has no bowel control. Drags one leg after long walk but still loves a run. ...
  A: You didn't say if you've had your dog examined by a vet recently or not. Your dog may have some form ...
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/2011/4/dog-brith.htm7/24/2011
  Q: This message is in regards to your question/answer referenced here: ...
  A: Have the site administrator remove the page, if you want to. It's no skin off my teeth. Section 107 ...
6 week old rotti pooing mucus7/23/2011
  Q: I just bought a 6 week old rotti, he had worms so i took him 2 days ago to get him his first ...
  A: If your puppy is not acting lethargic it's probably not an emergency, but you still shouldn't wait a ...
Puppies found one of my pills on the floor7/22/2011
  Q: I have several dogs and am usually extra careful about my medications, unfortunately I wasn't ...
  A: The rules for the AllExperts site allows up to three days for us to reply to the messages that are ...
boston terrior peeing7/21/2011
  Q: I have a 15 month Boston. Since we moved he pees in the house. He gets taken outside with our ...
  A: It's possible your dog has a urinary tract infection which makes holding his urine uncomfortable. ...
My Schkipperkee's gums7/20/2011
  Q: I have a 13yr. old "little captain" His gum has swollen between one of his teeth (the long one). I ...
  A: It's great you're taking care of your dog's teeth, but just like people, dogs sometimes require more ...
pain7/20/2011
  Q: well my dog jumped out of the car window yesterday she is not real bad hurt she is just limping a ...
  A: Dogs are pretty stoic about showing pain, so if your dog is whining and limping, it means she's in ...
Dog howling before dying7/20/2011
  Q: Our 14 1/2 year old dog, Noel, died on Sunday. We still can't believe it. She was outside when she ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Not knowing if your dog had any previous ...
whelping problems7/19/2011
  Q: i have a 4 year old boston terrier .She unfortunantly breed with the rat terrier across the road.We ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog's litter, and sympathize so much with the tragedy. ...
Tremor in 3 year old chipin7/18/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old male min pin Chihuahua mix, I took him to daycare today and when I picked him up ...
  A: It sounds like your dog had a seizure, not a "tremor". No one knows what it is that determines when ...
puppy7/13/2011
  Q: i have a 10 week shi poo. We brought her home on friday 7/8 yesterday she threw up green stuff ...
  A: Some dogs and puppies eat grass just because they like it, so it's hard to say if the grass eating ...
Sibling Fighting???7/12/2011
  Q: I appreciate you taking my question. I have a 2 year old unaltered Male Lab/Chow mix 100+lbs, ...
  A: A big part of your problem may be that none of the adult male dogs are neutered. It's a step in the ...
nervous new dog.7/11/2011
  Q: Oliver is my 1.5 year old dachshund Chihuahua mix. I brought him home just a few days ago, so he's ...
  A: As an adult and not a puppy, your new dog may have some emotional "baggage" and habits that may or ...
german shepherd puppy7/10/2011
  Q: She's 12 weeks old and only weighs 4.8kg. Is this nornal I'm really starting to doubt if she's a ...
  A: Some German Shepherd puppies ears stand up as early as 7-9 weeks old. Do not be alarmed if your ...
best time for mating dogs7/10/2011
  Q: What is a bitches time frame to mate and produce a litter?
  A: Male dogs can be bred at any age, possibly as young as 6 or 7 months of age if they show an ...
dog behavior7/8/2011
  Q: Patti I have an 11yr old maltese wich, has had a few seizures before. She then developed the ...
  A: It is important to do everything possible to keep the number of seizures at a minimum, since it is ...
Puppy food7/6/2011
  Q: I have done a ton of research on brands of food. I have come to like taste of the wild. These are ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Taste of the Wild is an excellent super-premium dog food. My ...
older rescue dog, barks and cant potty train7/5/2011
  Q: Our Dauchsund Penny is 8yrs old. We rescued her in March 2010. We were told that she had never been ...
  A: Dachshunds are notoriously hard to house train under the best of circumstances. Penny didn't have a ...
My New Dog!!7/5/2011
  Q: We adopted a 16-month old dog from the Humane Society. Although they weren't 100% sure of her ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! From your description of sagging cheeks and the over shot jaw, it ...
Rolling in feces & eating them?7/5/2011
  Q: We have 2 rescues...a 5 yr old English Mastiff and an 8 yr old lab. We rescued them both 3 yrs ago. ...
  A: Rolling in feces,is really very common. Some think it's due to a dog’s ancient instinct to mask his ...
yellow pipmle like bumps7/4/2011
  Q: my dog has yellow pipmle like bumps near here back legs. At first they were red bumps but after a ...
  A: If your dog had fleas, you would see him scratching. If these little bumps are in his hair, not on ...
Potty training7/3/2011
  Q: Well my 7 month old rott is very good at not peeing on the rug or the carpet and she does pee ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "when its late and the alarm is on", or that has anything to do with ...
Older Dogs7/2/2011
  Q: I have a 14 year old Siberian Husky who is throwing up bile, experiencing some bouts of diarrhea, ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has been throwing up bile at a particular time of day (such as first ...
trouble housebreaking puppy raised on farm7/2/2011
  Q: We bought a female shepadoodle from a breeder who claimed she was housebroken. She is 8-12 mos old ...
  A: It's very unrealistic to expect your dog to be trained in just three weeks when you're not ...
puppy question6/28/2011
  Q: I have a English bulldog that had 9 puppies on June 1, she took care of them in till about a week ...
  A: It's all normal. Puppies are usually weaned at around 5 weeks of age. This is still much too early ...
Digestive problem6/26/2011
  Q: I have a chihuahua about 5 pounds and 2 and a half years old.  He had all his shots and deworming ...
  A: If your dog is two years old, and hasn't been back to the vet since he was a puppy, it's time for a ...
Pomeranian, swollen glands6/26/2011
  Q: I have a 3 year old male pomeranian, he is glands are swollen and kind of "drainy" and he has not ...
  A: No, I'm afraid there isn't a home remedy for your dog. You need to have him examined by your vet to ...
PAIN MEDICATION FOR DOGS6/24/2011
  Q: I realise that you're not a vet and so may not be able to answer my question but a response you gave ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about your dog. Because I'm not a vet, I really can't advise you on your ...
My Dog Was Bitten By Another Dog6/24/2011
  Q: My 8 month old puppy was bitten by another dog she has a deep cut in her jaw and it kind of looks ...
  A: Your puppy has her adult teeth by now, you need to have her examined by a veterinarian. It's really ...
Shampoo6/23/2011
  Q: I had used this generic oatmeal shampoo on my pitbull, i had noticed some bumps on his skin, but ...
  A: Oatmeal shampoo can be helpful for some skin conditions, they're usually fairly mild and probably ...
DOG TREATMENT6/21/2011
  Q: MY FOUR MONTH DOG FELL FROM 12FEET HEIGHT AND IT WAS BLEEDING FROM NOSE AND CANNOT MOVE THE REAR ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your dog's accident. Your veterinarian is the real expert who can advise you ...
Dog is escape artist6/21/2011
  Q: I have a 2 year old Min Pin, Chihuahua, pug mix. I have tried to find a way to contain him while I ...
  A: Would it be possible for you to have you dog stay at a "doggie daycare"? Even if affording daily ...
RoundUp6/21/2011
  Q: In a reply about weed killers you made the following statement: RoundUp- has an active component ...
  A: If you are referring to the message I answered dated April 10, 2006, in the very first paragraph of ...
PUG BREEDING6/20/2011
  Q: FIRST LET ME CLARIFY THAT I'M NOT LOOKING FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, AND I DON'T CONSIDER MY QUESTION TO BE ...
  A: I can't give you a percentage of how often heart failure is passed down. Most congenital heart ...
abused beagle6/19/2011
  Q: We adopted a beagle about 2 years ago and he is really well behaved most of the time, but every once ...
  A: Knowing your dog has some behavioral issues means you should always be supervising him, and not ...
dogs penis is dripping blood6/16/2011
  Q: our dog was fine yesterday till 4pm an hour later he is lathargic his tunny reaches like he wants to ...
  A: Your dog is in need of a doctor, not an Internet helpline. I'm sorry, but providing your pet with ...
New Dog6/10/2011
  Q: I'm living in a family with two parents and two teenagers (I'm the younger of the two kids), and we ...
  A: It's certainly possible to introduce a second dog into your family, but you didn't say if Hermione ...
rotweiler behaviour6/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1 year old male Rotweiler and his behaviour towards me is becoming aggressive day by day . ...
  A: At a year old, your dog is maturing, and this behavior may get worse without the right intervention. ...
worried about my dogs heart murmur6/6/2011
  Q: I have a five year old Pomeranian dashund mix. she has a severe heart murmur that she was born with ...
  A: The amount of exercise that your dog should have is based upon her individual situation. For most ...
dog6/5/2011
  Q: my new 8 week old beagle puppy keep having spasms an got diarrhea an sleeping loads why is this
  A: All puppies sleep a lot, but the spasms and diarrhea are symptoms of a medical problem. You should ...
My dog's eye.6/5/2011
  Q: My dog's name is Rocky, he is 12 and is a German Shepherd, Collie, and Irish wolfhound. His left eye ...
  A: Your dog probably needs an antibiotic, but until he can be seen by your vet, clean his eyes with a ...
sandy6/3/2011
  Q: my name is sarah and i have had my dog sandy for 14 years (since i was 15). He is a small mixed ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog is doing poorly. Yes, you should consider additional testing, as ...
white dog lazy ear6/2/2011
  Q: I have a small problem with my 11 month old jack Russell, he is almost completely white except of ...
  A: If your dog has hearing loss in one ear, but he's able to hear out of the other, you wouldn't be ...
10 year-old Beautiful Beagle5/31/2011
  Q: my ten yearold Beagle has been coughing/hacking, not contionously for a long amout of time, but ...
  A: Not even a veterinarian can diagnose your dog over the Internet. All I can do is tell you what it ...
Bullterrier Pregnancy5/30/2011
  Q: How will I know when it is time for my dog to have her puppies?
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts 63 days on average (sometimes a little less, sometimes a little longer), if ...
Grumbling tummy - very loud5/27/2011
  Q: I have a 10yr old collie/Lab mix male dog, and more frequently his tummy grumbles loudly.... ...
  A: It's really common for dogs to develop this problem of an excessively noisy stomach first thing in ...
Gestation period overdue5/27/2011
  Q: 6 months ago, our neighbor gave us a 9 year old terrier poodle, named Bea. We don't really know ...
  A: Is it possible you got the day that fertilization occurred wrong? A dog's pregnancy generally is 9 ...
Bichon Frise....& my new baby!5/25/2011
  Q: hope you can help, I have a 3 week old baby & a 7 yr old Bichon Frise.(from rescue,5 yrs with us) ...
  A: Your dog is going through a very stressful time, as his daily routines have no doubt changed. You ...
My Dog's skin turned into black5/25/2011
  Q: i have a lhasa apso dog and his whole body except to legs and some small part of his skin had turned ...
  A: Darkening of the skin (called hyperpigmentation) is usually only a problem when it's associated with ...
Sick puppy5/21/2011
  Q: I have a 2 month old lab mix puppy hes been goin to the vet every three weeks he seemed to be doing ...
  A: The most common side effects to Frontline are drowsiness and irritation, itching, or hair loss in ...
pregnant staffs5/19/2011
  Q: i have a16 month old staff and the vet says she due to burst but couldnt tell me when ,she very ...
  A: Nobody can tell you if your dog will deliver without complications. For that reason, you need to ...
diet5/18/2011
  Q: i have a 5 year old German shepherd that has intense skin problems. several different vets have said ...
  A: You didn't say what diagnosis the countless vets you've been to have given you. You didn't say if ...
Two Puppys5/17/2011
  Q: I also have two puppies and unlike the one girl who rescued her pups, I chose to have two by going ...
  A: It doesn't matter that you got your puppies from a breeder, having two puppies at the same time is a ...
aggression5/14/2011
  Q: I have 3 rescue dogs. 1 male sheppard pit mix ( very sweet. 1 female husky, 1 female rottie mixed ...
  A: Yours isn't a problem due to your dog's breeds, the problem is having more than one female dog in ...
14 year old german shep.5/13/2011
  Q: My 14 year old German shepherd is old. I know and understand the back legs (hip dysphasia)As of late ...
  A: It's not uncommon for older dogs to develop mysterious bumps and lumps. Nobody can diagnose your dog ...
My puppy5/12/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you knew what type of puppy I have, I believe shes a pitbull mixed with something ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! With a puppy as young as yours, the features of whatever breed ...
question about pet foods5/6/2011
  Q: I have a a Wire fox terrier who is almost 9 years old and has been very healthy.The only health ...
  A: Trace amounts of selenium is required nutritionally. The problems can arise with sodium selenium ...
Mucusy/black stools5/5/2011
  Q: My dog (who is a SBT) has been to see the vet 4 times this week. It started with chronic diarrhea ...
  A: I understand your frustration, but I'm not a veterinarian so I can't diagnose your dog. Has your ...
sunburn5/2/2011
  Q: is there any way i can stop our bulldog from getting sunburnt lips, other than keeping her inside ...
  A: There are sunscreens especially designed for pets, but you can also use a sunscreen made for babies ...
neutered dog5/2/2011
  Q: my 11 year old dog is neutered & my 5 yr old female is in heat. He was humping her & now he still ...
  A: Both male and female dogs use humping behavior as a display of dominance, in those cases it's ...
Four puppies?5/1/2011
  Q: We recently lost our Newfoundland dog during a life saving operation after he twisted his gut. My ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your Newfoundland. Getting two or more puppies at once is not ...
is orejel ok for my 23 week old puppy4/30/2011
  Q: my puppy is in pain due to baby teeth falling out. can i put a little bit of orejel on her gums?
  A: Many vets agree that you can give a teething puppy Orajel. Make sure you also buy her a variety of ...
sick dog4/28/2011
  Q: i went to visit my 75 year old mother and when i went to the back yard to see how her dog is doing ...
  A: If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, first talk to your regular vet. Ask your ...
dog brith4/27/2011
  Q: I have a pitbull and she's only about 35 day's pregnat and she spend's all her time sleeping.I see a ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending litter! This is the time in your dog's pregnancy when she should ...
chasing other animals/objects4/26/2011
  Q: I have 3 black lab/golden retriever mixes. I have several questions but will limit each entry to ...
  A: It's not too surprising that your dog, being a hunting dog mix, has a fixation on small animals. You ...
Vet Supplies4/26/2011
  Q: Who are the main veterinary suppliers in the Ontario area. Must one be a veterinarian to buy from ...
  A: If by "veterinary suppliers" you mean pharmaceuticals, you would have to be a licensed veterinarian ...
Growling at Humans.4/26/2011
  Q: About 3 weeks ago I adopted a Shih Tzu from a shelter. He is 2 years old and seemed to be the ...
  A: A few weeks after arriving in it's new home, a dog will start to feel like it's his home, which is ...
Dog wanted4/25/2011
  Q: I am a 34 yr. old nursing student. I feel too busy to have a dog but I would like one later. I will ...
  A: If you think by the time you're ready to get a dog you'll be working a 12 hour shift, you should not ...
mastiff dog in labor4/23/2011
  Q: my 5 year old mastiff is having her puppies she is growling at me and wont let me near her or the ...
  A: I am very sorry I didn't see your message until now. The time factor of seeking help from an ...
meds together4/21/2011
  Q: can i give my dog deramaxx and diazepam together thank you
  A: The person you need to ask is your vet. I am not a doctor. There's also the time factor involved in ...
dry heaving4/19/2011
  Q: my dog hes a chilwa pug mix. he just strated dry heaving how do i get rid of it
  A: I can't tell you exactly what's going on, it could be a couple of different things. It's very ...
pitbull nipple4/19/2011
  Q: My 2yr old female pitbull has an inverted nipple. Recently it looked like it had some creamy white ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has a mammary gland infection. It could be viral or bacterial. Treatments ...
fiber cast4/19/2011
  Q: MY dog is now is having an acl surgery. SHe ruptured the leg, and her other leg has a tear also. ...
  A: At first, your dog may have some trouble getting up and walking with the cast on her leg. That's ...
Welsh dog4/18/2011
  Q: My Welsh is a female she turned 1 year on Dec 23 she has not come into heat yet she's been vomiting ...
  A: No, vomiting is not a sign of a dog coming into heat. Because your dog is 16 months old, and still ...
7 month old Boxer loves eating grass4/16/2011
  Q: My 7 month old Boxer has a tendency to eat grass. We feed her on a diet of 2 thirds dry food to 1 ...
  A: A seven month old puppy should not be getting milk. After a puppy is weaned (at around 5 weeks of ...
Submissive Urination4/14/2011
  Q: six days ago I purchase a beautiful 9 week old (as of today) female German Shepherd. Once in awhile ...
  A: The expert you directed your message to declined to answer it, and it ended up in an unanswered ...
lame german shepard4/14/2011
  Q: my dog hurt herself. She started limping and that went away. She is in pain because she pants ...
  A: You didn't say the age or size of your dog, and you didn't say if your dog was tested for Lyme ...
My dachshund4/9/2011
  Q: My dachshund drank a small amount of transmission fluid i was wondering if this will hurt her and ...
  A: Anytime you think you may have a medical emergency, you should contact your vet's office rather than ...
kitten scratches dog alot4/8/2011
  Q: what do we do when dog gets angrier when kitten scrathes dog a lot.
  A: You can trim your kitten's claws with a a toe nail trimmer that a person would use. Be careful not ...
Dog Licking4/7/2011
  Q: I have a 2 year old pug that constantly licks his paws and inner leg which goes pink after licking ...
  A: You vet should do a skin scraping test on your dog, to rule out microscopic skin mites as the cause ...
food4/6/2011
  Q: we have just got a staffy pup she is 8 weeks old do we have to feed her any special food, at the ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Your new puppy should be fed a puppy formula food for her first ...
need help4/6/2011
  Q: I recently added another puppy into our home about 6 weeks ago. I have two dogs already both female. ...
  A: Having aggression problems between female dog (even if they're spayed) in the same household is ...
Strychnine poisoning in small dog4/4/2011
  Q: My 7# chihuahua is at the vet's right now receiving IV fluids for having chewed on a ground squirrel ...
  A: You're lucky a dog as small as a Chihuahua survived strychnine poisoning. If you suspect strychnine ...
1 yr old female poodle pulling out fur3/31/2011
  Q: Why is my 1 yr old female poodle pulling out her hair ? I have had her since she was 2 months old ...
  A: The first thing to do is visit your veterinarian. This behavior might be caused by a health ...
boxer growling and snarling3/29/2011
  Q: I have a 6 year old male boxer who is well mannered and have recently adopted a 2 1/2 year old male ...
  A: It's not uncommon for dogs to growl while playing if they become over excited. Has Paxton ever ...
pitbull3/29/2011
  Q: If I'm unable to take my. To a vet how can I treat two tits that have swollen mayby they are hard ...
  A: What you're describing sounding like Mastitis, which is a bacterial infection of the mammary glands. ...
Boxer3/28/2011
  Q: my brindle boxer who is 1 year old has her third eyelid stuck, it doesnt seem to bother her, but it ...
  A: I'm not really sure what you mean by the eyelid being "stuck". It's obviously not normal for a dog's ...
activity3/27/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old Chihuahua. He was very sick when I got him at 6 weeks old he had puppy ...
  A: It's too bad as a first time dog owner you had to deal with puppy strangles. It's good to know that ...
aggression/biting3/26/2011
  Q: I have a 6 year old St. Bernard, we got him when he was 5 weeks old. He is a very loving dog with ...
  A: As dogs reach their senior years, physical problems such as arthritis, dental problems, hip ...
Salivary Gland3/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1 yr and 1 month old Field-Bred English Springer Spaniel. About a month ago i noticed a ...
  A: You didn't say if your vet did a needle aspiration of the fluid in the growth. Aspirating cells or ...
Milk Bones and My Dogs' Diet3/26/2011
  Q: I just wanted to know; how much dog food do I subtract from the feedings when I give them the dog ...
  A: You don't have to feed your dog ANY treats, his regular dog food provides all the nutrition he ...
Lymes vaccine3/25/2011
  Q: I have a almost 3 yr old welsh terrier named Tess. When Tess was 6 months old she got lymes ...
  A: Lyme Disease (not "Lymes") has a tendency to persist in dogs, antibiotics should be continued for ...
wont eat dry or canned dog food3/25/2011
  Q: I have a siberian husky who is 9yrs old. Ever since my other dog passed on feb 20,2011, my dog ...
  A: If your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, getting a new dog may help her, but there's no way to ...
new dog whines all the time3/25/2011
  Q: i adopted a three year old puggle for my family two weeks ago from a shelter and we seem to be ...
  A: If your dog isn't doing all that she needs to during her walks, when you get back to your home you ...
My puppies3/23/2011
  Q: I have 4 pitbull puppies born on febuary 2 2011. On march 21 2011 they were acciedentally wet. They ...
  A: At about 6 weeks old, your puppies should be physically mature to be okay if they were to briefly ...
aggression towards specific dogs3/22/2011
  Q: I have read your bio & will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days. I have two rescue ...
  A: The expert you sent your message to chose not to answer it, and it was bounced into an unanswered ...
labrador3/18/2011
  Q: i have 1 year old female Labrador who is losing hairs, she is also suffering from exzima and there ...
  A: Due to your dog's skin thickening (because of the eczema) your dog may lose hair in the areas that ...
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: Getting rid of fleas on your dog is a two step process. Fleas spend only part of their life cycle on ...
Puppy mills3/11/2011
  Q: In the last few weeks an issue has come to the forefront here in Hawaii about puppy mills. The ...
  A: There aren't that many states that have "puppy mill" laws on the books. Only around 10 states passed ...
my maltese was attacked by a pit bull3/10/2011
  Q: I have a maltese that was attacked by a pit bull yesterday morning. I took him to the vet as soon as ...
  A: It could be helpful to have somebody hold your dog as you clean his drains. Wrapping him tightly in ...
Female Boxer Dog3/9/2011
  Q: My female boxer dog is almost 12 month and she didn't reach its first heat. Is it normal or not? ...
  A: While 6-7 months of age is the average of when you should expect the onset of heat cycles, it isn't ...
Indian breeds3/8/2011
  Q: Patti, I see that you have a very good knowledge of AKC approved dog breeds. I am from India and we ...
  A: From my reading I can see that they are rare, even in India. I found it interesting that the Kanni ...
Elderly Lab3/6/2011
  Q: I am babysitting my son's elderly black Labrador Retriever while he is overseas on vacation. The ...
  A: You didn't say if Shardik has been diagnosed with a liver or kidney condition, or what his medical ...
My dogs ear lobe has blackish dots3/6/2011
  Q: My 5 year old Yorkie's inner ear lobes are not as pink as they should be. She recently developed a ...
  A: Skin tags and polyps, are also sometimes called "fibropapillomas" and "achrochordons". These are ...
dog injury3/5/2011
  Q: I have a 2yr old pit-bull/akita male. He has been limping for approx. 2-3 weeks. In the beginning he ...
  A: Your dog has been limping around in this condition for far too long. He isn't yelping for "no ...
House breaking and Separation anxiety2/28/2011
  Q: I will start of with the separation anxiety. My 1 year old Toy poodle does not mind staying in his ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is able to "hold it" for the 6 hours a day that you're crating him. If ...
Lipoma2/24/2011
  Q: Patti, You had answered a question posted by Darlene on 1-22-2007 and I am in the same boat. I too ...
  A: I'm sorry I don't recall the message to Darlene that you are referring to. I've answered over 4000 ...
My Puppy Bacardi2/22/2011
  Q: Ok, So I have a 6month old Boston Terrier crossed with french bulldog. He is having issues going ...
  A: You can't expect your puppy to "hold it" and not have accidents when you leave him home alone. He's ...
buying a 2 yr. old Maltese from breeder2/22/2011
  Q: I recently lost my 12 year. old Shih Tzu and am looking to buy a 2 yr. old Maltese registered female ...
  A: The price the breeder is asking sound on the high side for an adult dog that's been used for ...
Food for Diabetic dog2/17/2011
  Q: My dog Birdie as of 3 weeks ago ison insulin 2 times a day for Diabetes. Her diet of course had to ...
  A: You didn't say which Premium Edge dry dog food you're using on your other dog. The Lamb and Senior ...
Older dog meeting new dog!!2/17/2011
  Q: My nearly 12 year old Doberman is living in Spain with my parents while I have been away with my ...
  A: If it's a known fact that your elderly Doberman does not like the company of other dogs, then you ...
Skin Problem2/14/2011
  Q: My toy poodle about 3 months recently suffering from skin problem. It starting from her stomach ...
  A: A good place to start, would be to look for fleas on your dog, since you think the skin condition ...
when do you know it's time to say goodbye?2/13/2011
  Q: I have two beautiful rescue shepherd mixes. One of my boys is 13 and has been diagnosed with ...
  A: What you're dealing with is the hardest part of pet ownership, and my heart goes out to you. There ...
Senior dog/ CDS2/11/2011
  Q: Our 16 year mixed breed dog (sheltie like) has the classic symptoms of doggie alzheimers.It breaks ...
  A: Actually, there is an FDA approved medication that could help your dog's condition (it's called ...
French Mastiff2/8/2011
  Q: My French Mastiff finished her first heat about 12-15 days ago, she was both inside and outside at ...
  A: After a dog's first heat cycle, it's mammary glands remain larger than they were before she had her ...
lab/chow bites2/7/2011
  Q: I recently moved in with my boyfriend and within 3 months I have witnessed this 9 year old dog bite ...
  A: Who's at fault is the dog's owner for allowing this situation to get this bad that so many people ...
dog in heat2/6/2011
  Q: i read about the third stage of heat and was wondering is it too late to allow her get pregnant she ...
  A: When a female enters the fertile part of the heat cycle isn't cast in stone. Normally it's about 12 ...
Great Dane Puppy2/3/2011
  Q: Hey. Thanks for taking the time to read my question. My 6 month old male great dane may be sick. ...
  A: It definitely sounds as though your puppy isn't feeling well. Lethargy and drooling can be signs of ...
aggressive golden retriever2/3/2011
  Q: I have read your bio and will read and rate your response fairly within 3 days. We have a 4 year old ...
  A: The person you directed your message to declined to answer it, and it ended up in a "questions pool" ...
My Dachshund & potty behavior2/2/2011
  Q: I rescued a dachshund 1.5 years ago who is reportedly 10 yrs old. She is frustrating in one aspect ...
  A: Dachshunds are notoriously hard to house train, that said, given your dog's age you should have your ...
schnauzer puppy barking1/25/2011
  Q: However when taking him out for a walk he barks unnecessarily at people and other dogs!! What is the ...
  A: When your puppy barks when you're walking him, don't correct him by shouting at him. This is only ...
sudden peeing in the house1/24/2011
  Q: I have 2 rescued gsd. I have had them for 3 years and they have always been house trained. However, ...
  A: I assume the infection your male dog was treated for was a urinary tract infection. Because your dog ...
aggressive chihiuahua1/22/2011
  Q: I have two Chihuahua and one is mixed with terrier and the older one is being very aggressive ...
  A: You didn't mention the age of the dog that's getting attacked, or if it is also a female dog. ...
New Puppy1/20/2011
  Q: I recently purchased a female boxer puppy she is four months old and all she wants to do is eat and ...
  A: A 4 month old Boxer puppy should weigh much much more than 12 pounds. Your puppy should weigh closer ...
moving mum n pups1/20/2011
  Q: I work as a semi-live-in carer, and HAVE to work 2 days after my bitch's due date...she normally ...
  A: To me, it sounds like leaving your dog at home with her puppies is the thing to do. Puppies under 4 ...
Mass growth1/20/2011
  Q: at this moment, my dog is still in recovery, I want to know how to see if the small mass that grew ...
  A: As a pet owner, I totally understand your concerns and fears. But there's no use in trying to guess ...
fear of traveling in vehicle1/19/2011
  Q: My 11 month old siberian husky is terrified when he travels in a vehicle on the highway. We got him ...
  A: I don't know if you'll ever be able to pinpoint the reasons why your puppy has suddenly started to ...
Ivomec1/18/2011
  Q: I am interested in giving my German Shephard monthly straight Ivomec treatments for the prevention ...
  A: Talk to your veterinarian to confirm proper dosage for your dog, the standard Ivomec dosing ...
Newborn puppy information1/18/2011
  Q: Are newborn puppies required to have an external heat source for the first five weeks of life?
  A: New born puppies are very susceptible to chilling because they cannot maintain or regulate body ...
puppy medical concerns1/17/2011
  Q: my 11 week old red nose pit bull at times seems very sluggish & will hardly be able to get up stairs ...
  A: Thrashing around while sleeping isn't really anything to worry about. Your puppy is dreaming! Dogs ...
11 year old dog starts snapping1/14/2011
  Q: My 11 year old Lab/Foxhound/Pointer mix snapped at me the other day. Thank goodness I had a heavy ...
  A: Many times when an elderly dog suddenly acts aggressively, it's because they're in pain, or because ...
New puppy after death of my dog1/14/2011
  Q: I am considering getting a new puppy. I lost my 15 year old yellow Lab, Cody on Dec. 11. I had him ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your dog Cody, but glad you'll be opening your heart to ...
Puppy bitten by older dog1/14/2011
  Q: I have a 12 week old West Highland Terrier crossed with a Schnauzer. He is very hyper and loves to ...
  A: I hope your puppy is doing okay after the attack. Protecting your puppy from any older dogs (even ...
Destructive Akita1/13/2011
  Q: I have an 8 month old male Akita. I walk him everyday for at least 20 minutes, sometimes twice a ...
  A: The only ways to stop destructive behavior is by supervision and prevention, meaning removal of ...
strange behaviour1/12/2011
  Q: today she is sitting in a dark room and not ready to ome out of that room and wants me to sit their.
  A: If your dog isn't showing signs of illness, such as acting lethargic, not eating or drinking, is ...
Sam1/12/2011
  Q: I have a poodle named Sam and he will be 4 yrs. old in Feb. On Sunday Jan. 9th 2011, i seen him get ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear about Sam's tragic accident. I can't say why your dog was put on ...
puppy questions1/12/2011
  Q: 1) how often do you worm a puppy/dog? 2) when to flea your pup/dog? 3) what is the best type of food ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy! Whomever you're getting your puppy from (a breeder or a ...
Dog Concern1/9/2011
  Q: My dog has recently shown some weird symptoms and I'm not sure we should be worried or not. There ...
  A: The most common cause for loud stomach noises is the excessive production of gas. What you're ...
Yorkshire and pregnant woman1/6/2011
  Q: quick question not sure if i got the answer, however, we have a yorkshire for sometime and it is ...
  A: A sudden change in a dog's behavior can be rooted in a number of factors. If there has been any ...
old age dog1/5/2011
  Q: I have a Dog who is a german shepard/ rottie mix that i adopted about 8 years ago. He always had ...
  A: Since your dog is large, and at least 9 years old, he would be considered elderly. Given his breed ...
Dog in heat1/4/2011
  Q: My dog is 23 weeks old and he is also in heat. I have so many holes in my backyard from him trying ...
  A: Male dogs do not have a heat cycle, so I'm not sure what your question is. Is your dog being ...
adopted a shih tzu1/3/2011
  Q: On Christmas Eve we were called, and asked to adopt a 14 month old shih tzu, supposedly a child ...
  A: Congratulations on your recent dog adoption! Stress, an abrupt change of diet, or even a change of ...
Obedience1/3/2011
  Q: I have a beautiful female Papillon aged at 3 months and I wish to enroll her in a weekly obedience ...
  A: Your puppy is acting like a normal, untrained puppy. You can find an obedience class in your local ...
Puppy stool1/3/2011
  Q: My name is Ashley, i have a seven week old puppy and i am new at this whole puppy thing... i have ...
  A: I hope your puppy's loose stool has cleared up by now. If not, you should contact your veterinarian. ...
Chihuahua with mitral valve regurgitation and left side congestive heart failure1/2/2011
  Q: I have a chihuahua with chf he is 8 year old and weighs 5.5 pounds. He is on vetmedin and lasix, the ...
  A: Your dog's heart disease is a serious progressive condition which could be life threatening. You do ...
warts on dog?1/1/2011
  Q: I have a 6 yr.old female schnauzer I adopted from a rescue group. She is very healthy with the ...
  A: Dogs can develop many different kinds of growths, many of which are benign, or noncancerous. ...
dog illness12/28/2010
  Q: i have 13 year old jack russel terrier, he always been bright and chirply but recently he loss all ...
  A: Your dog really needs to be examined by a veterinarian. With the symptoms you've described, there's ...
two dogs????12/27/2010
  Q: I am thinking of buying 2 Newfoundland (female) puppies, my reason for this is because i'm looking ...
  A: Having two puppies at once is a poor idea as you suspected. It is far better to introduce a second ...
low cost neutering clinics12/26/2010
  Q: Can you please elaborate on your previous question regarding "dogs in heat." I would like some ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! I don't know which of my previous messages you are referring ...
Rottwieler female with no milk12/22/2010
  Q: I have lost a couple of Rottwieler puppy liters when their mothers milk won't come down. It has been ...
  A: Bottle feeding doesn't "spoil" new born pups, it's an absolute necessity when the mother can't ...
Purchasing another dog12/22/2010
  Q: We have a 12 year old pug that is still very active and healthy. I was thinking about purchasing a ...
  A: If Rocky is known to enjoy the company of other dogs, then getting a puppy is a good idea, otherwise ...
Getting better traction for my old dog12/22/2010
  Q: I have a very old dog who is doing relatively well for her age but does lost her footing alot ...
  A: If your dog has long hair between her foot pads, trimming it is the first step to take in getting ...
Rescued brussels griffon12/21/2010
  Q: I just got an adorable Brussels that I have fallen head over heels for! She must have been abused ...
  A: If you are planning on keeping the dog, the best thing would be to have a veterinarian examine your ...
Anal Glands12/19/2010
  Q: My problem is he has problems with this anal glands. Is there anything I could give him to help with ...
  A: What isn't fair to your dog is not providing medical treatment when it's needed. If your dog is ...
Virus?12/18/2010
  Q: My baby poodle about 2 months old died and I would like to find out the reason. I was up to ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your puppy. I seriously doubt that either ear mites, or the ...
Re: Puppy allergy12/16/2010
  Q: I suspect my puppy is allergic to alfalfa grass. Twice now she has gotten a hold of the alfalfa ...
  A: The symptoms you've described sound like an allergic response. The best thing would be if you would ...
Bloody skin infection 1 yr old german shepherd12/15/2010
  Q: My (nearly) 1 year old German Shepherd, Arastu, has had this weird skin infection since ...
  A: I'm sorry your dog is having chronic skin problems. Unfortunately, nobody on line can diagnose your ...
Dogs fight12/15/2010
  Q: Our dog Lexi is a 16 months old female dog. She is Bichone Fraise x Pug.We have her for about 1 ...
  A: Your dog Bobi is still a puppy, and Lexi is still young enough to be very active in her play. Most ...
My Puppy's not eating12/14/2010
  Q: I have a 14 week old boxer puppy and a 5 year old bull mastiff/ boxer. My puppy is not eating and ...
  A: If your puppy isn't acting ill, isn't loosing weight, has regular normal looking bowel movements, ...
dog odor12/14/2010
  Q: Please tell me what I can do for the odor my dog has which smells like "old, stinky cheese"!! I ...
  A: You didn't say which end of your dog the bad odor seems to be emanating from, so I can't give you ...
male dogs fighting12/12/2010
  Q: I have a schnauzer and a lhasa apso they get along well and ive had them for a year but recently ...
  A: If one of your dogs was a young puppy and has now reached maturity that could explain the aggressive ...
dog food12/10/2010
  Q: Can I feed my dogs pork spare ribs?
  A: Cooked bones of any kind are dangerous to dogs, as they can splinter. Spare ribs, even if they were ...
7 years old black lab12/10/2010
  Q: Since it is so cold outside, he only love to eat, or sleep all day. He will keep asking for treat, ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog seems to be having trouble moving around, or standing up after he's been ...
strange aggression behaviour12/9/2010
  Q: We have a two year old German sheared mix. He is a rescue dog and was badly treated by children and ...
  A: Two things come to mind. First, check your dog in the area where your daughter has tried to stroke. ...
Dog peeing and pooping inside once in awhile12/5/2010
  Q: I have a two year old male shorkie-not neutered. He will poop and pee in the house at times when he ...
  A: Unaltered male dogs often "mark" in the house, which is not to be confused with a house training ...
dog12/4/2010
  Q: my dog drinks her pee? she just started doing this?
  A: Any time a dog develops an undesirable habit, giving them a correction by firmly saying "NO!" while ...
I need advise picking breed of dog12/4/2010
  Q: I'm just about to move into a very small unit with a small courtyard near city. I'm wishing to find ...
  A: First let me caution you against getting a puppy! Puppies require a HUGE amount of time to get them ...
dog sitting/separation anxiety12/4/2010
  Q: We're a couple dog sitting a young border collie (2 years) in his own home. We have experience with ...
  A: Definitely try to stick to his normal routine as much as possible. Dogs are BIG on routine! Be sure ...
patches on dogs12/3/2010
  Q: yes i have a pitbull and she is 11 years old. over the last past 6 months she has been itching and ...
  A: It's entirely possible that your dog has a food allergy or intolerance. Science Diet is not a ...
Full Blood Mastiff puppy12/1/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old Mastiff puppy, he is about 100 lbs! we have had him since he was 7 months, he ...
  A: Nobody on line can diagnose your dog, if your dog has had loose stools and bad gas for more than 48 ...
dog urine infection12/1/2010
  Q: I would like your opinion please. I re - homed a 6 year old jack russell from a family 2 weeks ago. ...
  A: Anytime you see blood in a dog's urine or vomit you should consult a veterinarian. If you are ...
my 8yr german shepard bleeding from his penis11/30/2010
  Q: My eight year old German Shepard is bleeding from is penis. he is not showing any signs of pain or ...
  A: Dogs are pretty stoic about showing their feelings of pain, so you can't go by that. It's good ...
Westie, losing weight11/30/2010
  Q: Can I feed my Westie, who has lost 5 lbs, some protein (whey) mixed up with good water and then fed ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dog is, if you've had your dog examined by a veterinarian yet, or how ...
Seizure? or dog stiffening up?11/29/2010
  Q: I have an Olde english Bullgogge, he is very healthy, happy and active. But sometimes when he gets ...
  A: It's entirely possible that your dog is having seizures. There are different kinds of seizure ...
Dog seizer -how can I help her11/26/2010
  Q: This was the worse Thanksgiving ever. I was cooking the Turkey and my dog had a seizer. I had ...
  A: If your dog is having a medical problem, such as seizures, you have to have her examined by a ...
Dog unwilling to eat11/25/2010
  Q: I have a 4 year old daschund female.She is unwilling to eat anything.We have tried to feed ...
  A: Do not yell at, punish, or hit your dog for this behavior. (You should never hit your dog FOR ANY ...
additional puppy11/25/2010
  Q: We have a 10yo Border Collie who has been on his own for 6 years. We bought an 8wo border puppy ...
  A: Having two puppies at the same time is a very poor idea. If you were to get another puppy, you ...
My puppy is having head tilt.11/22/2010
  Q: my baby toy poodle is almost two months old now. She is suffering from a head tilt which she tries ...
  A: An antibiotic will only help if the cause of the head tilt is an infection of some sort. Head ...
keeping a dog outside?11/21/2010
  Q: How long is it safe to keep a dog outside? Assuming 35 degrees as a high but no precipitation ...
  A: If your dog isn't used to being left outside alone for long periods of time, she may resort to ...
dog pregnancy11/21/2010
  Q: my problem is about my dog having false pregnancy, i think this is the 2nd time she had. In fact, we ...
  A: You didn't say when your dog was bred. The time of milk production can be different in individual ...
Eye Irritation11/19/2010
  Q: I have a boxer girl, she is 2.5 yrs old. Ever since we brought home a new puppy (boxer boy), she ...
  A: You didn't say what kind of eye condition your dog has been diagnosed with. Sometimes when a dog ...
Training adult dog on puppy pads11/18/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old chihuahua that has been trained to go potty outside. He still goes inside ...
  A: The fact your dog is so very well housebroken might not be something you want to play round with. A ...
DOG QUESTION11/18/2010
  Q: Patti - I have a five year old female boxer and when she looks at me, her head is always tilted. ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is having any other symptoms, such as being unsteady on her feet, having ...
My dog has a fever11/18/2010
  Q: My dog is 12 and has fever I brought here to the vet and he gave here a drug and some pills also, ...
  A: I really can't say when your dog's fever will break, I don't know what the diagnosis was. Follow ...
My puppy has aggression and chews the wood work around the floor.11/17/2010
  Q: the 50/50 vinegar and water solution? It smells really bad is there any other suggestions? Behavior ...
  A: You didn't say if Maggie chews the woodwork when she's left alone, or how many hours a day she's ...
Noisy stomach11/16/2010
  Q: My Jackrussle chihuahua has the noisy stomach. Is that normal or something I should be concerned ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog's stomach nosies happen at specific times of day, or if he's having any ...
Housebreaking our puppy!11/16/2010
  Q: We have recently bought a 9 week old Golden Retriever. He is a very sweet boy, however, he will only ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! At just 9 weeks old, it sounds like the house breaking of your ...
my dog11/16/2010
  Q: I have a 10 year old German Shepard. For the past year or so I have noticed she has weakness in her ...
  A: Unfortunately, for a 10 year old German Shepard you can't expect her joint disease to improve ...
breeding11/15/2010
  Q: my dog has finished her false pregnancy in the 2nd time? what possibly happened to her why she's ...
  A: The recurrence of false pregnancy is common in subsequent "heat" cycles, and complications are ...
my 3 month old dog11/15/2010
  Q: 2 day ago we went and got a dog at an animal shelter in riverside. When we adobted the dog they ...
  A: You should not delay in having your dog examined by a veterinarian. It sounds like they misdiagnosed ...
fixing my dog11/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1yr old pit. And a3 yrs old peekapoo and she is in heat. I read ur article and was ...
  A: It's great that you're thinking of getting your male dog neutered, but your female should be spayed ...
dog throwing up no energy11/14/2010
  Q: Our dog has not been able to keep food down for 3 days and has no energy. I've tried giving him ...
  A: Having tried to treat your dog on your own, and not seeing improvement in his condition, it's now ...
My dog is not eating11/13/2010
  Q: I need help regarding my 7 month old pup. He came to us when he was 2 months old and when he was 3 ...
  A: After a puppy has been weaned (at around 5 weeks of age) it no longer should drink milk, as it can ...
seperating two dogs11/11/2010
  Q: My mom and I bought 2 jack russell terriers (brother and sister) almost 2 years ago when they were 6 ...
  A: Now is the time to start preparing the dogs for the separation. You didn't say when you're moving, ...
yorkie rectum not normal11/11/2010
  Q: i adopted a yorkie today from the animal shelter. the owner said she could not afford to get her ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a dog! Are you sure it's your dog's rectum, and not her vagina that ...
getting another dog11/9/2010
  Q: hey! right now i have two dogs, a dachshund, who is the leader, and a king charles spaniel. i love ...
  A: Dog temperaments can vary greatly within any given breed, despite the typical breed descriptions. ...
My dog is Unwell , need your help .11/9/2010
  Q: My dog is 10 years old ,Pomeranian ,rear legs are showing weakness in walking and also shivers, His ...
  A: I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't diagnose your dog, but I can tell you that it's not unusual for a ...
My dog is sick11/9/2010
  Q: I have a 10 yr old Rottweiller/German Shepard mix. She has had diarea or soft stool for about 3 ...
  A: Having tried to treat your dog's diarrhea on your own with a bland diet over the past 3 weeks, but ...
dog pulling from behind11/8/2010
  Q: My 3 year old collie has always had issues walking on a loose leach. He wants to drag behind or dig ...
  A: You might try using a head harness on your dog, rather than a neck collar or shoulder harness. A ...
My 15-month old Labrador has LBM (4th day)11/8/2010
  Q: Pepe, my Lab started to have LBM and I am concerned for he is steadily losing weight. Pls help me ...
  A: By "LBM" I assume you are talking about loose bowel movements, if I am incorrect in this assumption ...
St, Bernards11/7/2010
  Q: We are getting a St, Bernard puppy in about 3 weeks. We are ready for this size of a dog and are ...
  A: Having multiple puppies at the same time is not a good idea, and is seldom recommended by reputable ...
Puppy is very ill.11/6/2010
  Q: my 16 week old Doberman Pinscher is very ill. Here goes: (This week) On Tuesday, he was fine for ...
  A: You don't always see dead worms in a dog's feces after administering a dewormer medication. The ...
Tail Biting11/6/2010
  Q: I have two male collie dogs. One is constantly hanging on to the other by his tail and bites it ...
  A: The best solution to this problem is to supervise your dogs, so the one can be "corrected" out of ...
Weimaraner is housebroke but pees in crate while I'm at work.11/5/2010
  Q: My weimaraner is 3 months old and I bought her from a pet store. (I did read an article that this ...
  A: I'd start with the simple stuff. Does your pup have accidents if there isn't bedding in her crate? ...
otoxicity--surolan11/5/2010
  Q: My 12 year old border collie went completely deaf after 5 days the anti-biotic drops, Surolan. What ...
  A: I have gotten other AllExpert messages regarding this medication. With any medication there is ...
Dog Lactating11/5/2010
  Q: I have a 13 month old Jack Russell/Daschound She has never been with a male! She went into heat ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is experiencing what's known as a "false pregnancy". Nobody knows the true ...
jugular vein rupture11/2/2010
  Q: What should I do, if the jugular vein of dog get ruptured, including first aid and later on care?
  A: If your dog truly has a ruptured jugular vein, your dog would have only minutes to live. Aside from ...
house training10/30/2010
  Q: We have 2 1o week malit-poos which we want to train to go potty on one of the fake grass pads. We ...
  A: Give your pups more frequent opportunities to use the pee-pads. Lead them over to the pads, talk to ...
dog behaviour, sudden change.10/30/2010
  Q: My dog is acting very strange! For the past few days he is almost acting depressed? Looks very sad ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is indeed acting lethargic, but only a vet exam can give you answers. ...
large dog labour10/30/2010
  Q: what is a normal time for a large breed dog to be in labour and when do know its been to long?
  A: There isn't a "normal" length of time for a dog to be in labor, it varies from dog to dog, just like ...
My 2 year old yorkie poo10/29/2010
  Q: How much food does my 2 year old yorkie poo need on a daily basis?
  A: How much food a dog requires depends on the dog's weight and activity level. Because activity levels ...
Compressed and sterilized bones made up of real bone meal10/29/2010
  Q: My pets' vet recommended compressed bones made of real bone meal for the dogs. I have researched the ...
  A: It sounds like you're looking for hollow sterilized bones (such as this one: ...
aggression10/27/2010
  Q: I moved in with my girl friend 2 years ago. I came with a 6 year old female basset hound not fixed. ...
  A: Female dogs can be terribly aggressive, even if they're spayed. There is more of a chance for dog to ...
Dog poop10/26/2010
  Q: I have 2 labradors at home. One is a 6yr old male golden lab x retriever. And another is a 8month ...
  A: This is actually a fairly common question that I get asked all the time. If you aren't outside with ...
minature poodle10/25/2010
  Q: his stomach starts making small bubbling noises if it goes on for 3 hrs he starts to crouch and gets ...
  A: You didn't say what your vet's diagnosis was for your dog's condition, or what diagnostic tests have ...
Dog Not Chewing10/25/2010
  Q: I have a Havanese. She used to chew bones and toys all the time. When she stopped her teeth ...
  A: It's not unusual for dogs to chew less as they get older. It's also really common for dogs to ...
16year old miniture schanazer health issues10/24/2010
  Q: my miniture schanazer is almost 16years old. He is my baby. He honestly knows that he is number ...
  A: I really can't say why your dog passed out. Did you check to make sure his collar isn't too tight? ...
Rescued dog running away10/22/2010
  Q: one of my dogs (Australian Kelpie) that we adopted from the Humane Society has always run away when ...
  A: You didn't say how many hours a day your dog is outside in the yard by himself. Dogs are less ...
sore on my dog's lowe left lip10/21/2010
  Q: Tuesday I noticed a lump on my morkie dog's left lower lip it has now shrinked a litle I have an ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what the lump might be. It could be several things, ranging from a wart ...
Male dog Humping10/20/2010
  Q: I have basically the exact same problem right now. My question is how long will it last and is ...
  A: I'm not sure which of my answers you're referring to, I get a lot of AllExpert questions. I can't ...
Male Dog Behavior10/19/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old male Golden Doodle. He has a very sweet and gentle disposition and was easily ...
  A: Two things may be going on when your dog turns his backside towards you: 1. Many dogs like to have ...
mass10/19/2010
  Q: our dog is 15 yrs old and has a mass the size of a tennis ball on her tummy and its warm to touch, ...
  A: Nobody online can diagnose your dog. Only your vet could tell you if your dog's increased frequency ...
was my dog weaned too early10/18/2010
  Q: We adopted a small mixed terrier from the local shelter. They said she was about 9 months old. We've ...
  A: I can't say if your dog was weaned too early. It sounds like she is a normal young dog, who hasn't ...
Addition of another dog10/17/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old bichon frise called Daisy Four months ago I adopted my friends 3 year old bicjon ...
  A: I can't tell from your dogs names, if they are both females, that could part of this problem. It ...
dogs don't get along10/17/2010
  Q: i have a month old springer spaniel she is very well behaved but recently my mum had given me a ...
  A: It's really okay if your Springer Spaniel plays with the new puppy. If I understand your message ...
Help with loose stool10/16/2010
  Q: I have a male King Charles Cocker Spaniel and his bowel movements always leave soft, loose stool. ...
  A: The person you directed your question to declined to answer it, that is how I (another expert at ...
DOG MOUTH ULCER10/16/2010
  Q: Have had my dog at a kennel for 2 weeks noticed he now has what looks like a round red sore on his ...
  A: I really can't say if your dog being at the kennel has anything to do with the mouth sores you've ...
hank10/15/2010
  Q: I have a 2 yr old black lab. On 2 occassions he has been walking funny as his front paws were ...
  A: It's really impossible to guess at what the problem may be. Two years is young to have a joint ...
Pinched nerve10/14/2010
  Q: My 4 y/o, intact male German Shepherd has come down with a pinched nerve (1 week ago) where he is ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog is suffering such pain! I think having your dog go for x-rays will ...
rapid breathing rate - standard daschund10/12/2010
  Q: Our standard size daschund, weighing 28#, has a 'resting' respiration rate of about 60 times per ...
  A: The normal respiratory rate for dogs at rest is 10-34 breaths per minute. The AKC says, normal ...
My 5 month old puppy...10/12/2010
  Q: My 5 month old puppy Lucky (five months yesterday) has had diareah (sp??) off and on since we got ...
  A: Loose stools can occur for a number of reasons. It is best to determine the cause of the loose stool ...
Great Dane Pregnant10/10/2010
  Q: My great Dane got pregnant when another dog of some sort got in the back-yard with her. I'm not very ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts 63 days on average. If you know the date your dog was impregnated, you can ...
worming advice10/10/2010
  Q: I have 3 Alaskan Malamutes who run free in my very large fenced in yard. They are strictly outdoor ...
  A: Yes, it's safe to treat all your dogs for hookworms and whipworms. If you gave your dogs monthly ...
No Conception in my dog after 3 whelpings10/10/2010
  Q: My Cocker Spaniel dog aged 6 yrs coming into heat for every 8-9 months and when i make arrangements ...
  A: A dog's heat cycles never stop during her life, but that doesn't make it safe for her to continually ...
licking the butt10/8/2010
  Q: my dog has been licking her but excessively but only when she is outside. She will not lick it when ...
  A: First, I'd first make sure your dog's anal glans aren't full. If she has full anal glands, you can't ...
possible aggression?10/7/2010
  Q: I have a neapolitan mastiff she will be a year old on 10/22. I have trouble trying to decipher ...
  A: Your dog is indeed acting aggressively towards other people and dogs. There are several types of ...
Lump10/6/2010
  Q: After her second inoculation there was a lump on her neck. My vets told me it would dissapear ...
  A: What you must do is go back to a veterinarian, there isn't a home remedy for your dog's problem. ...
dog biting10/6/2010
  Q: My first daschund lived to 18yrs never had to deal w/biting. Present daschund is 3 yrs old. No ...
  A: All dogs are individuals, just like people. This explains why your previous dog never tried to bite ...
Companion for elderly dog?10/4/2010
  Q: My dog is almost 17 years old. She is a cockapoo and I've had her since she was a puppy. She has ...
  A: I think it would be unfair to a 17 year old dog, who's always been the only dog, to introduce ...
Dog - reason for hearing loss?10/4/2010
  Q: I have a Soft coated Wheaton terrior...she is almost 10... she has been treated for hypothyrodism ...
  A: Deafness is one of several conditions that Hypothyroid dogs can develop. You need to have your dog ...
hives10/4/2010
  Q: my french bulldog has been itching for weeks he has itched himself raw in a few spots i woke up this ...
  A: An over the counter antihistamine can counter-attack allergens (if this problem is an allergic ...
Would it be right and responsible for me to get a dog?10/2/2010
  Q: I am interested in acquiring a dog for myself. I am a second year university student, and from what ...
  A: As a second year college student, I'm sure you're more than capable of taking care of a dog. Even ...
OLDER DOG BARKING10/1/2010
  Q: I TRIED GETTING BACK UP AND WATCHING TV TILL HE GOES TO SLEEP WORKED FOR A WHILE THEN MUSIC SEEMED ...
  A: Since your dog is elderly, it's possible he has some joint pain or arthritis which makes settling ...
my boxer9/30/2010
  Q: my 6yr old boxer has thrown up yellow foamy sick but it has 3 little blood clots in it do you think ...
  A: The yellow foamy nature of the vomit just means your dog's stomach was empty at the time, by itself ...
Benadryl for dogs9/29/2010
  Q: what is the best brand name of benadryl for my dog and how much mg should I give him he's about 21 ...
  A: You need not buy any particular brand of Benadryl for your dog, the generic form of the medication ...
Male dog whining9/25/2010
  Q: I have a 9 and a half month old male German Shepherd Husky mix and we have a year and a half old ...
  A: What you are experiencing is the normal response that an un-neutered male dog has to an intact ...
introducing a new dog9/23/2010
  Q: I own a 3 yr old un-neutered male Pit Bull who is extremely friendly and has never shown any ...
  A: The problems might not stem from your dog, but from your parents female dog who may have issues with ...
My little dog just wont stop!!!9/21/2010
  Q: so my issue is that my princess thinks she really is one... We have two dogs, one is a weimaraner ...
  A: I sounds like your little Princess is having territorial issues, and is marking "her" territory. ...
Over the counter sedative for elderly dog9/20/2010
  Q: I have a 13 year old flat coated retriever and she has VERY sensitive hind quarters - what is a safe ...
  A: Regular strength Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) the over the counter antihistamine has a mild sedative ...
dermatitis9/20/2010
  Q: My black lab is 10-months old. I think he has developed a dermatitis skin condition, possibly to ...
  A: There isn't a substitute for vet care, there are ways to have your dog treated when finances are a ...
new mother shi tzu9/20/2010
  Q: She is a mother for the first time, and whines and yips at pups when they are sleeping. She seems to ...
  A: You didn't say how old the pups are. If this is your dog's first litter, or if she's under two ...
trembling elderly dog9/19/2010
  Q: My father has a 14 year old mongrel, short haired terrier-type dog. She lives in loule on the ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your father's dog over the Internet. If your father's dog has lived the past 8 ...
my dog got bitten by another dog9/18/2010
  Q: my dog was bitten.I can't get to a vet our vet is out of town.so what I did was wash her wound with ...
  A: If it's a big enough or deep enough bite, your dog may require stitches. Bites are heavily ...
Dog Bite9/18/2010
  Q: My 5 year old was bite in the face tossed around had to get three stitches under her eye all cause ...
  A: I'm not sure if Emergency rooms are required to report dog bite cases to the the county of not. Laws ...
Vitamin D for dogs9/17/2010
  Q: My dog developed a small movable fluid lump in the adams apple part of his throat a year ago. He is ...
  A: I've never heard of treating lumps or cysts on a dog with Vitamin D. You didn't say if the dog that ...
shots9/15/2010
  Q: I have a 4 year old cocker spaniel who just recently had shots 3 and 1 booster, how often does he ...
  A: The current vaccine protocols given by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) says to give ...
Itchy Dog9/15/2010
  Q: My 2 ½ year old yorkie seems to have allergies. I took him to 2 different vets, and they gave me the ...
  A: You should try keeping your dog on an "elimination" diet for 8-10 weeks to see if his itchy symptoms ...
loosing teeth due to malnutrition9/14/2010
  Q: we recently adopted a 4 year old alaskan malmute that was rescued from previous owners for neglet ...
  A: It is more probable that your dog's decaying teeth made it too painful for him to eat, and that's ...
my dog doesn't like my neighbor...9/14/2010
  Q: i have a 1 yr old great dane who is is very gentle and kind with everybody exept my neighbor. she ...
  A: First, call your town hall and ask about any dog ordinaces that might be in the books. Many ...
food amount9/13/2010
  Q: currently i feed her both wet and dry mix twice a day. probably about 650g per serving is that ...
  A: I can't tell you how much to feed your dog. The amount of dog food fed will differ from brand to ...
dog Behaviour9/12/2010
  Q: I have a maltese who is 5 years old. A few weeks ago he ran away but came back two days later. ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is neutered. If he is an intact male, it's entirely possible that there ...
4 month old pit bull9/12/2010
  Q: is it possible for my 4 month old male pit bull to get my year and half female pregant cause she is ...
  A: Half of male puppies will display mounting behavior by 5½ months of age, and will become able to ...
dog pregnant?9/11/2010
  Q: 骰⋴have bred boxers for about 8 years and now im pretty confused. i had my female and ...
  A: Not having a successful tie is called an "outside tie", it's when most of the sperm is not ...
elderly dog barking at night9/11/2010
  Q: I have a 14 yr. old yellow lab, golden retreiver mix, female. Her sight and hearing are very poor ...
  A: Whenever an elderly dog has a change in behavior, it's a good idea to have her examined by a ...
"intact males"9/8/2010
  Q: Gordon, I have a male "intact" Large Munsterlander and also a fixed female. The male has made a ...
  A: Urine marking is a normal, instinctive dog behavior, mostly in males but also sometimes in females. ...
my 1 year old dog9/8/2010
  Q: my blue nose pitbull has sagged breast and is eating way more then the useual. i know for a fact she ...
  A: Assuming your dog's enlarged breast is not showing signs of infection, what's going on is your dog ...
Great Dane snapping when crated9/7/2010
  Q: Omar is our 16 month old great dane. We have had him since 10 weeks, and he has been crate trained ...
  A: You didn't say if Omar has been neutered yet or not. An intact male the size of a Great Dane can be ...
Need Help to Calm my Dog9/5/2010
  Q: I'm hoping to get some information regarding helping my dog get over her fear of noises. I have a ...
  A: Desensitization training is the way to go, it's going to take time (perhaps months) and patience on ...
re: dog breed9/5/2010
  Q: I took in a stray and cannot figure out what he is. The vet states he resembles a Shih Tzu, but ...
  A: There are any number of breeds your dog might be descended from, ranging from Carin Terrier, Tibetan ...
my puppy9/4/2010
  Q: i have a 8 month old German shepherd mix puppy.. at what age will she stop growing and what other ...
  A: A larger dog may grow until she's 10 months to one year before she stops growing. By the second ...
Lasha Apso swollen eyes shut9/4/2010
  Q: My 8 year old rescue Lasha Apso has an eye infection in both eyes. I have been to two vets and have ...
  A: Of course you want the dog to trust you, but he also needs to be treated for the eye condition. It ...
dog food for my pitbull9/3/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old,blue -brendle pitbull that I love and I want the best food for her. I feed her ...
  A: Eukeneuba 30/20 is a diet for sporting dogs over the age of one year, that are involved in hunting, ...
my dogs fur9/3/2010
  Q: my dogs fur is bushy in spots, i don't know how to describe it but it seems to be getting worse, and ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by "bushy spots". Is there hair loss? Is the skin inflamed or broken? Is ...
Labrador9/2/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old labrador bitch, she was spade on 21/07/10 as she had had a false pregnancy but ...
  A: Some dogs that were spayed during the Diestrus phase of the reproductive cycle when progesterone ...
dog hides/isolates for no reason9/2/2010
  Q: My husband and I rescued 2 dogs from our neighbor. We already had one other dog, which gets along ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you adopted Molly. It may take several months before she comes out of ...
2.5 year old 5lb Yorkie. ( Constipation? )8/30/2010
  Q: My 2.5 year old Yorkie was acting very sleepy yesterday, but since we were both just hanging out, I ...
  A: Eating something he shouldn't have from your trash (including cooked Chicken bones) could indeed ...
Heart beat becomes fast after walk8/30/2010
  Q: My 20 months old female lab got spayed in March 18, 2010.I take her for walk once a day at night at ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog on line, if you are concerned about your dog's heart rate, you need to ...
My puppy won't walk!8/29/2010
  Q: I have an 11 week old jack russel named Toby. He has had all his jabs and can go out for his first ...
  A: Before you take Toby out for a leashed walk, get him used to the leash by attaching it to his collar ...
elderly dog hasn't peed for 3 days8/29/2010
  Q: My 19 year old black lab mix has started day #3 today without voiding. her health, as expected, has ...
  A: Sadly, at 19 years old, this might indeed "be the time". Suppression of urine production is most ...
puss pockets?8/29/2010
  Q: I have a jack russell i have had her for 4 years and she was full grown when i got her maybe 2 years ...
  A: I'm not a vet, so I can't diagnose your dog (not even a vet could do that over the Internet, anyway) ...
skin problem?8/29/2010
  Q: i noticed on my 11mnth old boxer 2 small bald patches on his skull they visualy look like scar marks ...
  A: No, it's not normal for a dog to shed so much hair that it has bald patches. The only way to know ...
Pet insurance, yes or no?8/25/2010
  Q: I had the love of my life dog for 15 years. He had Cushing's disease along with a long list of ...
  A: Most puppies and young dogs are pretty healthy, and the only vet care they require are yearly exams ...
dog8/25/2010
  Q: my pup is 14 weeks and he has been sick with long worms in it can you advise me what to do
  A: It's not uncommon for a puppy to have worms, many times they're born with them. You need to have ...
dog jaw tremors8/23/2010
  Q: My 3 yr. old Cavachon has jaw tremors and has had them on and off for about 1.5 years. The vet ...
  A: If your dog isn't having any issues opening or closing her mouth, and she isn't having a problem ...
mite problem.8/23/2010
  Q: My goldendoodle started having irritated eyes and face which included some scabbing about a year ...
  A: There are three forms of mites (also called Mange) which dogs can get. They are; Demodectic, ...
Earthborn Hollistic Dog Food8/23/2010
  Q: I saw your post on what a quality dog food should contain. I think I got that part, but at the end ...
  A: The person you directed your message to declined to answer it, which is how I came to have it. I am ...
hair loss8/21/2010
  Q: I just noticed some hair loss around my dog's eyes, she is 9 months old and recovering from parvo ...
  A: Since you didn't mention any itching, irritation or redness around your dog's eyes, I will assume ...
hard of hearing dog8/19/2010
  Q: our 8 yr old dog recently became hard of hearing and this was confirmed by Vet. Today he seemed to ...
  A: You didn't say what tests your vet did to confirm your dog's hearing loss. The only way to know for ...
chihuahua's crusty eyes8/19/2010
  Q: I have a Chihuahua, Junior, with crusty eyes. The left more than the right. Now there is swelling on ...
  A: It's good your dog is still eating and acting normally, but it sounds like he may have ...
Crate Training issues8/18/2010
  Q: Hey Kristen, I recently adopted a rescue Lab Beagle Mix dog a little over a year old. He was used to ...
  A: Giving your dog the run of your home isn't the way to go if he's destructive. Your dog might not ...
Best Dog Food for Pembroke Welsh Corgi8/18/2010
  Q: I read your answer to Ericka, who couldn't afford a "better quality" brand. I can, within reason. ...
  A: When selecting a dog's food, what's great for one dog might not be great for another. This doesn't ...
behavior change8/18/2010
  Q: I have a 7 year old Siberian husky mix. We got him when he was 1 year old, and while we had a very ...
  A: As far as stealing food from your 4 year old, dogs can be very opportunistic, and sees your child as ...
winter for a bulldog8/17/2010
  Q: I have a soon to be 5yr old Olde Eng Bulldog. We moved to IN a few mon ago. Now my dog & I are used ...
  A: I am assuming that your dog lives inside, if I am incorrect about this you need to provide your dog ...
basket muzzle8/16/2010
  Q: I read your answer in regards to using a basket on Boston Terriers. I have 2 females that are having ...
  A: It's very common to have aggression issues between female dogs, even if the dogs are related, and ...
pugdog8/16/2010
  Q: 1.my pug dog she is pragnent 63days she is not giving birth and she is very lazy she is having ...
  A: 63 days is the average dog pregnancy, sometimes a dog delivers a day or two later. More than that, ...
Mini pincher8/11/2010
  Q: I have a 7 year old mini pincher his name is buddy, I know he has a cold for 3 days now he has been ...
  A: Your dog's condition requires a doctor's treatment, it's not something which would be cured by diet. ...
my pug8/11/2010
  Q: my pug he sneez aolt and he always stinks from it no matter what time of the year could I give him ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has any nasal discharge, and if so the color of the discharge. It's ...
Ear concerns8/10/2010
  Q: We took our 8 year old female dalmation / hound dog mix breed to the vet with ear problems. He ...
  A: You didn't say what condition your dog was diagnosed with, you also didn't say if you discussed your ...
Dog Sneezing8/9/2010
  Q: My lab (11 yrs.) has the same problem as Jenelle's dog with sneezing. They put her under and did ...
  A: To be honest, I don't recall my response to Jenelle, I get a lot of AllExpert questions. Sneezing ...
Reasking a Question8/6/2010
  Q: Patti- I'm sorry. I thought I had sent a question to you earlier today, but after sending my second ...
  A: I didn't receive your earlier question, so it's good you resent it. When you have multiple dogs, ...
Puppy runs and plays games when time to go out8/6/2010
  Q: Patti- I asked a question this morning and have another to ask. Our 12 week old beagle mix runs ...
  A: Some pups seem overwhelmed a leash. With a little time and patience you can get your puppy used to ...
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: You are a wonderful person to watch your family member's dog. I hope they profoundly appreciate you ...
nipping and pee pad training8/5/2010
  Q: My puppy is 13 wks old and I take her out for a long walk in the morning, then leave her in the ...
  A: Your puppy isn't intentionally peeing on the floor, it might be that her "target" (the pee pad) is ...
Is my dog in labour?8/4/2010
  Q: Hey, I'm Lyndsey and I was wondering if my dog is in labor or will she go into labor soon? This was ...
  A: Lyndsey At 61 days into her pregnancy she can deliver at just about any time. On the average, a ...
femal dog, lucy8/3/2010
  Q: lucy is approx 12-13yrs old. She has a protrusion not from her anal area, but i guess from where she ...
  A: Your dog might have a Uterine prolapse, but that's just a guess. Nobody on line can diagnose your ...
conxstipation8/3/2010
  Q: my 8 week old schitzu is constipated what can i do
  A: If you only just got your puppy, constipation can be due to changing food from whatever it was fed ...
need help!8/3/2010
  Q: I have this dog I bought on august 1, he's almost 12 weeks old, and when he's about to poop I take ...
  A: When you bring your puppy back to your home, you know he still needs to go to the bathroom (even ...
English bulldog puppy papers8/2/2010
  Q: There's a puppy that I'm going to be getting and the breeder had the parents akc but switched over ...
  A: There are two "CKC's" one is the Canadian Kennel Club, the other is the Continental Kennel Club. The ...
What has happened to my dog?8/1/2010
  Q: My dog is 6 years old and epileptic (yes, he has medication for it). Recently however, after his ...
  A: I can't say with any certainty what happened to your dog. He may have pulled a muscle during that ...
possible treatment for my dog8/1/2010
  Q: He has a lot of bumps on his ribcage. When he was younger we had it analyzed and it was not cancer. ...
  A: Even though you had your dog's growth evaluated by the vet once, you need to have your vet ...
Pain relief in older dog7/30/2010
  Q: I saw in your profile that you have experience with older dogs, and I appreciate that. We just came ...
  A: When pain is at it's worst, a prescription pain medication would probably be the most effective. You ...
my pregnant dog7/28/2010
  Q: my dog is roughly 7 wks pregnant and a moment a go she just passed a clear watery discharge is this ...
  A: Are you sure your dog is only 7 weeks pregnant? A dog's pregnancy lasts 63 days on average, it can ...
Rescued Rotweiller7/28/2010
  Q: I recently rescued a Rottie that had been a stray for a couple of months and tied up before that, ...
  A: It's extremely unlikely that your cat's feces had anything to do with the outburst of aggression ...
breeding7/27/2010
  Q: my mom has recently discovered a friendly regular sized male doxen and we want to mate him wit my ...
  A: You shouldn't have anyone guess at this important question, as it could mean your female dog would ...
Staffordshire puppy7/27/2010
  Q: I having some problems trying to get my puppy to stop mouthing, but he just keeps doing it and to ...
  A: Though it's natural for a puppy to use it's mouth to grab things, but it's definitely something ...
Hyproventalating7/27/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me in realizing what the cause is and what to do. I have a golden ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is doing something called "Reverse Sneezing", not hyperventilating. Reverse ...
dillon is picky.7/25/2010
  Q: My dog Dillon is 4 years old. He sniffs dry dog food and walks away. Should I add anything extra to ...
  A: Many times during the warmer months dogs just don't feel like eating as much, which is okay. Many ...
Thunder/Protection7/23/2010
  Q: Have a Great Pyrenees, 8 yrs old. She is always afraid of thunder. Often, if I am in same room, ...
  A: If your dog hasn't always been this way during a thunder storm, it's probably more likely that your ...
paw pad injury question7/22/2010
  Q: I have a lab husky mix who got out the other day. I was able to chase her down and get her back ...
  A: You've really done a good job with first aid for your dog's injured paw. Sometimes nonstick gauze ...
Outside dog7/21/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old male border collie. The problem I am having is my boyfriend wants him to be a ...
  A: Your dog is a puppy, and needs to be trained and socialized, he can't get that if it's chained up ...
FUSSY EATER7/21/2010
  Q: I have a one year old border collie, we got him from a rescue centre. He appears healthy and is ...
  A: You've said that your dog appears to be healthy, but until you have him examined by a vet to confirm ...
bather pay7/20/2010
  Q: I have owned my grooming business over 8 years and have had bather turn over, I have been paying ...
  A: According to National Pay Data, the salary for a dog bather is between $7.46 and $9.00 an hour, so ...
ONe yeard old lab biting7/19/2010
  Q: I have a one year old chocolate lab. We have had him since he was a puppy. My question is that he ...
  A: Your dog does NOT know he's done anything wrong! He may know you're upset with him, but he really ...
Puppy wounding older dog!7/18/2010
  Q: 2 German shepherds..Sly is 3 months old, Max is 6 years old. Sly is biting EVERYTHING as puppies ...
  A: Puppies must learn to use teeth properly as part of behavior development and proper socilization. ...
Ear Hematomas7/18/2010
  Q: My dog had surgery for an Ear Hematomas 3 weeks ago, he has stitches in his ear and some plastic ...
  A: It sounds like the drain tube may be clogged. You should contact your veterinarian. The solution may ...
tetanus7/18/2010
  Q: My 1/2 yr. old hound was diagnosed 5 days ago with tetanus. She has the smiley face, sunken eyes, ...
  A: The prognosis for Tetanus varies based on severity of the symptoms at the time of diagnosis and the ...
Elderly dog7/16/2010
  Q: I have a 13 yr old Basset/springer spaniel...she is a very good dog. I will miss her when she is ...
  A: It is not unusual for dogs to have a bit of material collect in the corner of the eye. It is just a ...
My dog has problems7/15/2010
  Q: I hope you don't mind me asking questions. I adopted my dog from an animal shelter a week ago. The ...
  A: Many dogs act aggressively towards non-family members who come to the home. It's a natural act of ...
dog running to exhaustion7/15/2010
  Q: I have a very hyper mixed breed dog who runs continuously inside a fenced yard while I throw the ...
  A: Depending on how warm the weather is, a dog can have heat stroke if it's over-exercised. Heat stroke ...
afraid to leave dog if i find job and nobody is home.7/14/2010
  Q: not sure what to do with our wonderful adopted shelter dog if I find work. His name is mulligan. He ...
  A: It's not unusual for a dog to resist crate training, but sticking to your guns, and not letting him ...
Dog with excessive intestine rumbling7/14/2010
  Q: Nine year old male rottweiler has a history of excessive intestine rumbling. Only happens in the ...
  A: It's really not unusual for a dog to experience this sort of overnight stomach problem. When your ...
bendryl and also anxiety meds7/11/2010
  Q: im just wondering what kind of bendryl you give to a dog he is constanly itching his face he has ...
  A: Your dog may well have skin mites, there are several varieties of these, some of which are ...
Mange7/8/2010
  Q: My dog got the mange and am worried am going to get it because he has being everywhere in my house ...
  A: There are three different kinds of mange dogs can get: Demodectic, Cheyletiella, and Sarcoptic. Each ...
how to train my dog7/8/2010
  Q: hi im gabriela i want to know how to train my shihtzu not to poo/pee inside the condo?and also i ...
  A: Whatever age your dogs are, the method of house training is the same, puppies under four month of ...
puppy7/8/2010
  Q: I decided to ask you about my puppy Bernie (he's about 6 months old) about this since most of the ...
  A: Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. Your dog is having a problem, it's obvious that his eye is ...
dog fighting7/8/2010
  Q: I have 5 dogs and two of the older dogs attack the smaller younger dogs when they get close to them. ...
  A: No doubt, you've tried different ways of trying to prevent these attacks. Because nothing has worked ...
confusing episodes with my dog7/7/2010
  Q: I have a 8 month old chihuahua.She weighs about lbs and is very active.Last month she had 3 of these ...
  A: It's really impossible for anyone to guess at what the problem is. You need to have your dog ...
diatomatious earth/skin problems7/7/2010
  Q: I am wondering where I can buy food grade diatomatious earth? I read about using it for fleas and ...
  A: If you do a web search for "food grade diatomatious earth", you'll get many hits of places you can ...
Please read me.7/6/2010
  Q: I have a Lhasa-apso who is overweight and very finnicky, what is a good deitary supplement that will ...
  A: Just like a person, there aren't any magic pills for dogs, when it comes to weight loss. Your dog ...
My Border Collie7/5/2010
  Q: Early this morning my dog began to what looked like a seizure. His legs were pinned under him and he ...
  A: It's entirely possible you dog had a seizure. One seizure is not an emergency. Keep an eye on your ...
scared dog7/5/2010
  Q: my 5yr old jack/terrier has suddenly become scared of me and puts his ears downs and hides from me.i ...
  A: If the change in your dog's behavior coincides with your change of hair color, it's possible the two ...
Diatomaceous earth7/5/2010
  Q: I read that it is not harmful to animals. this is not true. it dehydrates the lungs of humans and ...
  A: Perhaps you are not aware that Diatomaceous Earth comes in at least two grades: Horticultural Grade ...
Dog-Dry heaving?7/5/2010
  Q: My dog has been sick since about 8:00 sunday 7/4 nite...she was having a hard time throwing ...
  A: Your dog may have a blockage. You should not delay in getting your dog to a vet. Many vet offices ...
1- 1/2 year old Papillon Death7/5/2010
  Q: I just went through a devastating death of my year and a half old Papillon. He had suffered a bout ...
  A: I'm very sorry for your loss. I wish I could offer you some answers, but I can't offer you much. ...
dogs7/4/2010
  Q: my brother's dog is squirting blood from her butt and she seems really sad why is that?
  A: Your brother's dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If you are having trouble afford vet ...
rash on my boxer7/1/2010
  Q: my dog stayed outside in the garage last night. when i got up she had small bumps all over her ...
  A: Bumps that seem to be getting bigger and bigger are a real concern. If it was a simple case of ...
Dog Registration Application6/30/2010
  Q: I have the App and the Number is on the App also the pin is on the app but the pin is invalid what ...
  A: I don't have any idea what App (or App number) you are referring to, I can only answer questions ...
My dog is terrified of leather6/30/2010
  Q: Our family got a dog from the local shelter about three years ago,she is a Golden Retriever mix. ...
  A: It's possible to desensitize a dog to whatever it fears. You can't rush the desensitizing process, ...
My 9 week old female Yorkie is constantly itching and scratching6/30/2010
  Q: What can I do to get my 9 week old female Yorkie to stop itching and scratching? She has not yet ...
  A: Dogs itch for a variety of reasons. First, you should rule out fleas. You might not actually see ...
puppy pug peeing in her bed6/29/2010
  Q: I have a month old bitch pug. Shes a real character and makes us laugh so much.However she is always ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! It's not too uncommon for young puppies to have accidents in ...
puppies behaviour6/29/2010
  Q: I’ve just brought home two 7 weeks old male schnoodle puppies (Salt&Pepper mini Schnauzer father + ...
  A: Congratulations on getting your puppies! Your puppies bark like crazy because they haven't been ...
Mom Dog don't want feed her puppy(Born just few hour past)6/29/2010
  Q: I really need your help! The mother dog just give birth 5 puppy.It care her puppy so much when she ...
  A: You need to bottle feed the new born puppies, here are directions for how to do that: ...
FOOD FOR MY SICK DOG6/26/2010
  Q: I NEED ONE ADVICE FROM YOU .MY DOG ATE SOMETHING WHICH IS POISONED.(SOMEONE IN OUR AREA KEPT ...
  A: Since your dog will drink, see if she will accept either a clear chicken or beef broth (low sodium ...
Mild white hairless patches on daschunds body6/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1.2yr old male daschund who has been found to have this fungal infection for some time ...
  A: If you'd care to get back to me with your vet's diagnosis of the name of the fungal infection, I may ...
8 in 1 shot.6/25/2010
  Q: I have 3 baby beagle about 2 months old. I have always given my beagles 7 in 1 shots in the past and ...
  A: It's not uncommon for dogs to develop small lumps at the sites where they receive vaccines. ...
stray dog6/24/2010
  Q: We have a stray dog that adopted us about 3 yrs. ago. It took over a year for us to gain his trust. ...
  A: You can eventually house train your dog, and also train him to at least tolerate your other pets. ...
NEUTERED MALE BEHAVIOR6/24/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 5 YR OLD NEUTERED MALE POM AND A 7 MONTH OLD FEMALE GOING INTO FIRST HEAT. MY FEMALE IS ...
  A: You didn't say at what age your Pomeranian was neutered. If dogs are neutered at an early age, they ...
hair loss6/23/2010
  Q: and he got a vaccination shot in may. i noticed after he got it a knot.and a little hair loss. so i ...
  A: You should know that it is not uncommon for dogs to develop small lumps at the sites where they ...
Rescue dog6/22/2010
  Q: I have a rescue dog that is a yorkie or yorkie mix. I have had him for 3 years and he has lots of ...
  A: You are correct not to crate your dog if he is having accidents in the crate, and to contain him by ...
male on male dog6/20/2010
  Q: I have a 3yr old Papillon and a 4month old mixed breed dog both male. The Papillon wants to ride the ...
  A: Dogs use mounting behavior to show status, this isn't sexual behavior between your two dogs. Your ...
dogs6/19/2010
  Q: I have a chocolate lab and i am wondering what type of dog should i get that will fit with this dog ...
  A: When considering getting another dog, what's more important than a particular breed, is your current ...
Sudden dog aggression - HELP6/17/2010
  Q: I have a very passive-submissive lab x (probably a german shepherd cross) that becomes very ...
  A: I can't say if what you're experiencing is the "changing of the alpha guard". Dogs continually ...
jack russell6/16/2010
  Q: My 1.5year old Jack Russell is in heat at the moment but she doesnt seem herself shes gone off her ...
  A: Eating grass doesn't necessarily mean your dog is sick. Many dogs eat grass for the sole reason ...
new rescue dog/owner interaction6/16/2010
  Q: I recently campaigned vigorously for my senior disabled sister to be allowed a pet Happily she ...
  A: Most dogs have different relationships with different family members, as each family member plays a ...
When is it "the end"?6/15/2010
  Q: Our beloved 14 you Yellow lab/Russian wolfhound mix has been steadily deteriorating...starting with ...
  A: It's really had to say when it's "the end". With many people, the amount of end of life care they ...
when to put our dog to sleep6/15/2010
  Q: Patti, About one year ago our cairn terrier started to have severe pain with eating (moving her ...
  A: It sounds like Sable needs to be examined by a specialist. I think you'll then have a better idea of ...
my dog ate chocolate6/14/2010
  Q: I'm really worried, my dog ate almost a whole hersheys bar of chocolate. I heard that chocolate can ...
  A: Chocolate contains Theobromine that is toxic to dogs in sufficient quantities. A lot depends on what ...
cancer drug6/13/2010
  Q: My 15 yr toy poodle has breast cancer she is in stage 4 we have her on rimadyl 25 mg a day and she ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of your dog's condition. There certainly are are other pain medications ...
my pit bull is pregnant...6/13/2010
  Q: I have a (2yr) old pit bull and she is pregnant but i dont know when she is due... Her nipples ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts for approximately 63 days. If you know the day your dog was mated, you could ...
older dog pooping in house6/12/2010
  Q: I have a wonderful dog who is 11-1/2 yrs. old. He is a German Shepherd mix, so they told me at the ...
  A: Anytime an older dog has a significant change in it's usual habits, such as developing ...
ear infection6/12/2010
  Q: my little year and half dachshund when he shake his head he cry a little. i clean out his ears and ...
  A: If your dog's ears are clean, it's possible your dog's problem isn't in his ears. Your dog may have ...
pointers agressiveness6/11/2010
  Q: i was just wondering if they are mean dogs and if it goes on how they r treated and raised? and if ...
  A: Your message was kind of hard to understand, you need to check your spelling and grammar. If I am ...
excessive pooping6/10/2010
  Q: I have a mix breed dog that will be 6 years old in July. she has been healthy until recently when ...
  A: In dogs, two of common signs of diabetes mellitus is a ravenous appetite, and weight loss. You ...
Heart Murmur6/9/2010
  Q: I have just been told by my vet that my 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has got a slight ...
  A: As you probably already know, murmur grading is simply your veterinarian’s way of describing the ...
my dog6/9/2010
  Q: my dog is pregnant and i just got her off some body and they said shes been pregnant for a couple a ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts for approximately 63 days. If you know the day your dog was mated, you could ...
Odor6/9/2010
  Q: My 2year old non neuteured gsd had his anal glands removed about a year ago. Recently he has that ...
  A: If your dog had his anal glands removed, they can't be the source of the smell. A change of diet ...
dominance aggression6/9/2010
  Q: ! I have recently adopted a 9 month old female chocolate lab mix. she seems to have bonded very well ...
  A: It's good you're already planning on taking your dog to an obedience class, but be sure that you're ...
open sore or hole around anal area6/8/2010
  Q: my small dog which is a rat terrier has a small but open hole on his backside but he never showed ...
  A: Occasionally all dogs require veterinary care, it's just part of pet ownership. Having tried to ...
Dogs' Eyes?6/7/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old lab mix and I've been concerned about taking her hiking in snow fields and at ...
  A: It's probably best if you were to discuss this with your veterinarian, given that altitude where ...
bemidral6/7/2010
  Q: Do you know how much 10mg of benadryl is equal to in the liquid form.
  A: Liquid Benadryl is too high in alcohol content to be safely used for animals. Only use regular ...
Husky Under weight6/6/2010
  Q: Good evening, My question is towards my siberian husky who seems to be drastically losing weight ...
  A: You didn't say if Enzo has been examined by your veterinarian yet, or if he's been tested for ...
Arthritis Supplements for older dogs6/4/2010
  Q: We have a 13-year old Collie weighing 75 lbs. She has been taking 500 mg. Glucosamine pills twice ...
  A: The difference in various Glucosamine/Chondroitin products lies in the dosing, carriers, vitamins, ...
Dod behaving odd!6/3/2010
  Q: Help! Our 7 year old German Shepherd has recently(the last 2 weeks) taken to waking us up in the ...
  A: Pacing, and the inability to settle down can mean pain or discomfort, though I can't say what the ...
Solution6/2/2010
  Q: Sir, Since 1 week my Dog (indian breed)6 months was under treatment to the veterinarn for Gastro.He ...
  A: By "Gastro", I am assuming you're referring to Gastroenteritis. If that is incorrect please get back ...
Boxer/Heat6/2/2010
  Q: The first time my boxer was in heat she bled a lot and I'm pretty sure she is in heat again and she ...
  A: I need to tell you that a female dog should NEVER be bred on her first heat cycle (she has immature ...
cheap neutering places6/1/2010
  Q: I'm in Farmington, New Mexico. Any inexpensive neutering places here? Or, Lubbock Texas?
  A: There may be additional options for reduced cost neuter clinics in your area, contact the ...
minpin and new kitten5/29/2010
  Q: My 4 yr old minpin is aactually trying to kill my kitten( i think) Whatever is going on cannot be ...
  A: You need to keep your dog separated from the kitten when you aren't home or anytime you're not able ...
beagle5/28/2010
  Q: myself and my partner are looking for a beagle to rehome but we have heard alot of differents things ...
  A: The generality is, that Beagles can be stubborn, that doesn't mean they're not trainable. A lot of ...
breeding an older dog5/26/2010
  Q: I have an 11 year old Lhasa Apso. I got her at eight weeks from the litter raised by a private ...
  A: Eleven years old is much to old to breed a dog. Your dog is the equivalent of being age 60, in human ...
heat cycle after having a litter5/24/2010
  Q: My boxer bitch had a litter of 8 puppies in october last year on the 30th 2009.. I'm wondering how ...
  A: A dog's heat cycle occurs every 6-8 months on average. There is not a way to predict when she is ...
Dog Barking and Biting5/24/2010
  Q: Why does my dog bark in the morning? He almost barks at exactly 7 in the morning which is causing a ...
  A: I really can't say with a great deal of certainty why your dog barks, because I'm not able to see ...
growth5/22/2010
  Q: I have a 8 month old beagle/lab mix. He has a beagle looking face but the height is mix between both ...
  A: There's no specific answer for when puppies of various breeds stop growing, but in general, a puppy ...
question5/21/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old shihtzu who needs a hair cut but likes to bite when he sees the scissors. The ...
  A: Regular strength Benadryl (25 mg) can indeed be given to dogs, and it usually acts like a mild ...
destructive german sheperd5/20/2010
  Q: my 18 month old german sheperd has totally destroyed lounge this morning she just chews everything ...
  A: Don't give your dog the run of your home when you aren't home, or anytime you can't supervise her. ...
Boxer pups5/18/2010
  Q: We are taking our litter of boxer pups (6) to get their dewclaws removed & tails docked. I was told ...
  A: I don't think you need to worry. Your momma dog probably will not refuse her litter after their big ...
Dog attacked by neighbor's dog5/18/2010
  Q: My brother has a very tricky situation. He has a 6ft privacy fence that he installed around his ...
  A: I'm glad your brother's dog is getting better after such a vicious attack! I'm not an attorney, but ...
Urgency5/15/2010
  Q: I am from India and wanted to ask you question. I have a Pomeranian and what has happened is that ...
  A: Very few dogs would cooperate and allow you to clean their anal area without fussing to some degree. ...
Dog's neck has infected spot5/13/2010
  Q: My dog has been scratching his neck quite a lot more than usual lately and now it looks infected and ...
  A: Nobody online can diagnose your dog. Having your dog examined by your vet is what's called for, and ...
worried5/12/2010
  Q: My dog is a white labrador, of 3 months age.. my question is my dog is bitting our family members.. ...
  A: It's natural for puppies to bite, but if steps aren't taken to control the biting, and teach the ...
Listless 9 year old Maltese dog5/11/2010
  Q: All the veterinarians were 'Maxed Out", Patti, so I chose you to see if you could help. My little ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear your dog hasn't been responding to the treatment your vet prescribed. Your vet ...
Travel Sickness5/11/2010
  Q: My two retrievers aged 1 %26 2, both females get sick when i take them in the car, its a hatchback ...
  A: It can help your dogs motion sickness is to lower your car windows a couple of inches while the car ...
my puppy pulling out her hair5/11/2010
  Q: My 4 month old puppy is pulling out her hair whenever she is left alone. I have had her to the vet ...
  A: Food allergies in dogs usually are associated with licking of feet, inflamed ears, itching, redness, ...
adult dogs5/11/2010
  Q: We have an adult lab cross, we live on a farm. The dog has developed a bad habit of chasing ...
  A: You should be worried, it's just a matter of time until there is an accident. Two things can help. ...
Dry Heaving5/10/2010
  Q: I have a one year old Shih Tzu and she has had the occasional bought of what seems to be dry ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog's dry heaving happens first thing in the morning. Many dogs get a sort of ...
wasp stung5/8/2010
  Q: our dog was stung by a wasp what are we supposed to do as far as first aid.
  A: For a wasp or bee sting, the first thing to do is remove the stinger. Scrape a stinger free with the ...
Nightly Dog Vomiting5/6/2010
  Q: Patti, I have 3 large dobermans (2,7,13) and all three maintain the same lifestyle and schedule. ...
  A: I'm actually going through something very similar with one of my dogs. The Pepcid AC may work for ...
pomerian pet dog of 10 yrs fur colour change5/6/2010
  Q: my pet is 10 yrs old.he is cream colour but recently his front portion from chest to stomach thighs ...
  A: I have to tell you, I'm not a veterinarian. Even if I was, your dog can't be diagnosed on line. ...
paw pads5/6/2010
  Q: I have a 2 yr old siberian husky. I was recently checking her paws and her pad that isnt on her foot ...
  A: Dogs don't have a pad at their knee joint. The carpal pad is essentially the same as the pads on the ...
gagging chihuahua5/5/2010
  Q: i have my dog "Lucky" for 8 years now. she's a chihuahua cross Jack Russell. last month, april 5th. ...
  A: I can't diagnose your dog, or tell you why Lucky is suddenly gagging after she eats. I can offer a ...
dog tongue/snoring5/5/2010
  Q: i have a King Charles spaniel 6 yo who has bad snoring, sleeps a lot, but when she sleeps her tongue ...
  A: Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome (BAOS), also referred to as brachycephalic airway ...
lab5/3/2010
  Q: I have a 10 year old pure breed yellow lab. I need help!! About 3 weeks ago she stopped eating. I ...
  A: It's normal for a dog to have odd bowel movements after having the upper gastrointestinal (GI) ...
Springer Spaniel Ticking5/2/2010
  Q: I have a field english springer spaniel puppy and I was wondering if you knew when all of his ...
  A: At eleven weeks old, your puppy is still a baby, and still has his baby coat. Puppy coats are ...
New puppy, older dog upset.5/2/2010
  Q: We have had our Maltese Jazz for two years, she goes with us everywhere and is our little princess. ...
  A: Even dogs that enjoy the company of other dogs will get jealous if a new pet is brought into "their" ...
Roxy5/2/2010
  Q: I just adopted, yesterday, Roxy an elderly dog of 8/9 yrs old. She is a shepard/terrier/? mix, she ...
  A: It's good you asked about tooth brushing. After your dog's teeth have been examined by your vet, ...
Weak Hind Limbs of 2 month Dalmation5/1/2010
  Q: My dalmation puppy was born on the 15th of March. It was 1 out of 4 healthy puppies. This particular ...
  A: It's possible your vet recognized whatever problem your puppy has, so he didn't feel the need to run ...
Ben-Awful Part III4/30/2010
  Q: I couldnt do a follow up question because I had hit my limit for that post. Anyway, I just want to ...
  A: Good to hear that your dog is doing well on her new diet. Her "increased output" may be due to the ...
Re:Puppy4/29/2010
  Q: I have another question I hope you can answer it.I would like to know when I go and see my puppy ...
  A: This is a very exciting time for you! Examine the condition of the puppy. There shouldn't be any ...
dog food recipe4/28/2010
  Q: I wanted to know if for fish I can used canned tuna and if I can can I use it frequently, unlike a ...
  A: Tuna can be bad for dogs due to the high mercury levels in it. Feeding a dog tuna can increase the ...
puppys of differen ages play and bitte each other really hard4/26/2010
  Q: I have two puppy, a female 5 months, and a male 9 weeks. The female chases the male old the time and ...
  A: A 9 week old puppy needs you to protect him from your other puppy. Even though it's purely play, ...
puppies4/26/2010
  Q: I am picking up 2 puppies from the same litter on Friday, i was only having one but have fallen in ...
  A: It's only natural to fall in love with more than one puppy, but it is an extremely poor idea to have ...
My 2 Japanese Spitz4/26/2010
  Q: quick question I have a desexed female japanese spitz, and an undesexed male japanese spitz. I'm ...
  A: The mounting (humping) behavior you've seen has nothing to do with sex. A dominant dog (or a dog ...
Dog doesn't respond much?4/25/2010
  Q: I have a 10 or 11 year old rescued mix. She's starting to loose both her sight and hearing. This is ...
  A: For your dog's safety, she should not be allowed off the leash in a yard that isn't fenced. An ...
Boston with Corneal Ulcer.Help4/24/2010
  Q: .I was wonderinf if u can give any advice about our Boston terrier.We are so stressed.Our 9 year old ...
  A: When the scrape or scratch is shallow, the cornea heal very rapidly. Considering it's only been ...
Needing a remedy for a skin condition which leads to medical problems, but have been to the vet4/24/2010
  Q: Your listing said no medical problems, but I am looking for a remedy for a skin condition or ...
  A: Your question ended up in the AllExperts "question pool" because the person you directed your ...
RE: Maltese Puppy4/24/2010
  Q: I would like to know if a Maltese puppy's nose changes from pink to black after a few weeks of being ...
  A: Some Maltese puppies are born with pink noses that will gradually turn black, as the pigmentation ...
overdose4/23/2010
  Q: my jack russel ate a box of xlax. what shold I do.
  A: A week worth of Ex-Lax is a lot to consume in a single sitting for a person, let alone an animal ...
Switching from the HORRID Beneful...to ..... ?4/20/2010
  Q: I was hoping you could help guide me in picking the right dog brand for my 8 yr old chihuahua. She ...
  A: It's true that there are better foods than Beneful out there, and Nature's Recipe is definitely one ...
My dog is not being active and he is only a 1 1/2 yrs old4/20/2010
  Q: I have 2 dogs and they are both active. I have been away for almost 4 days and i just got back. One ...
  A: If you suspect your dog is having a medical problem, call your veterinarian, do not wait for a ...
Old Dog4/19/2010
  Q: I have an old mixed terrier dog. He cannot walk anymore and cannot bring himself up to stand. The ...
  A: If your dog isn't in pain (or has pain that is controllable), still enjoys eating, and recognizes ...
Boxer Skin Disorder4/18/2010
  Q: I saw your question posted about your dog Hunter with the skin disorder. My Boxer has this same ...
  A: I'm sorry but I don't recall the question you are referring to. I've gotten a lot of All Expert ...
diet for cysteine stones4/17/2010
  Q: My 5 yr old Sheltie had surgery for cysteine stones 3 weeks ago and is now on Hills UD diet, both ...
  A: Along with the food (which I'll address shortly) at all times your dog has access to fresh water and ...
Shaved Pom4/15/2010
  Q: HELP! My husband arrived home early and decided to walk our pom Princess, in doing so he felt that ...
  A: You are correct, you aren't supposed to shave a Pomeranian, but what's done is done. Her coat will ...
Re: Lipfold Pyoderma - Spaniel4/15/2010
  Q: I trust that you will be able to provide some advice and perhaps solution to my problem. I have a 6 ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog is still having problems with her Lip Fold Pyoderma, despite your ...
Sudden "depression" or lack of energy in my Jack Russell.4/14/2010
  Q: Recently, my wife and I returned from a trip to the United Kingdom and picked up our 2 year old male ...
  A: It's not unusual that a dog will seem to have a lack of energy after being kenneled. As nice a ...
my dog is producing milk and no puppies!4/14/2010
  Q: can my female of 2 yrs old produce milk with out having puppies? i have recently got a male of 8/9 ...
  A: Female dogs can experience a "false pregnancy" and actually produce milk for a litter she isn't ...
puppy food4/14/2010
  Q: my female shih tzu is 3 months old and have been eating orijen for puppies all breed for 1 month and ...
  A: In theory, if a healthy animal eats too much protein, some gets excreted in the urine and the rest ...
Dog Bump4/12/2010
  Q: I have a husky named Aurora at my home. She's 8 years old. I was petting her the other day near her ...
  A: Finding a lump or bump on your dog is always scary, but you should know most lumps turn out to be ...
english bulldog4/11/2010
  Q:
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! You didn't say if your dog is scratching or chewing at the rash. ...
Severe Broken Teeth4/10/2010
  Q: I recently adopted a male German Shepherd, age six, named 'Bastian. When 'Bastian was a puppy, he ...
  A: Depending on what you can afford, there may be some options for your vet to help your dog. If only ...
boxer brindle lab 5 1/2 yrs old has a red swollen lump on right back paw4/10/2010
  Q: Good morning, I took my dog about a week ago to her usual dog cleaning. The next day I noticed her ...
  A: Try soaking your dog's foot in a solution of warm Epsom Salts (about a quarter-cup per 1 quart of ...
Dogs4/10/2010
  Q: I have a 9 week old Saint Benard. For the past week and a half he's been acting really sluggish. He ...
  A: No, Styrofoam toxic to dogs, if it passes through their system. It's possible the Styrofoam has made ...
please help me4/9/2010
  Q: My lil yorkie annabelle just had six puppies she is breast feeding and one of her breast is going ...
  A: Your dog might have Mastitis, which is an infection of the milk ducts. You shouldn't take my word on ...
New born pups4/8/2010
  Q: My shih Tsu just had 6 pups. She keeps moving them around. I have had to handle the puppies quite ...
  A: A mother dog can be very protective of her pups and may show signs of anxiety when people come ...
what is my dog????4/7/2010
  Q: Patti, i got my dog Connie a few months ago and i just cant figure out what kind she is... can you ...
  A: To me, it looks like Connie has the boxy shaped muzzle Chow. She can easily have Schnauzer in her ...
weird dog behavior4/7/2010
  Q: i recently (over 2 months ago) changed both my dogs diet to an all natural one i make at home with ...
  A: You didn't say what the new diet is that you've changed to, so I can't comment on it. "The best dog ...
Health Issues4/5/2010
  Q: I have a 3 years old blue chow. He is an inside dog and is very well mannered. Recently within the ...
  A: I agree, it sounds like your dog has been having seizures, that of course has nothing to do with ...
Pit-German Shepherd mix, male dog turning aggressive4/5/2010
  Q: Ms Hack, I have a three year old Pit-German Shepherd mix, male dog. I had him fixed very early ...
  A: There are some behavioral problems that can't be resolved by just reading about possible solutions. ...
drooling4/4/2010
  Q: We have a 14 week old aussie and she never drools, except when in the car. She soaks herself in ...
  A: Fear or anxiety is causing your dog to drool in the car. It can help to desensitize your dog, and ...
puppy concern4/2/2010
  Q: i just got a baby blue heeler and he is now 3 months 1 week old and about 3 weeks ago both of his ...
  A: At only 3 months of age, you shouldn't be concerned over the fact one day your puppy's ears are ...
toilte trainning4/2/2010
  Q: 1) that a medical issue please hello i got my dog 3 weeks ago from someone who dont want her ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. You need to contact your veterinarian and tell the ...
puppies are not nursing4/1/2010
  Q: 2 live puppies were born this morning, she had 4, 2 were born dead, they dont seem to be able to ...
  A: Puppies need the "colostrum", that first milk produced during the first 24 hours of being born. This ...
pomeranian puberty4/1/2010
  Q: Patti sir i have a Pomeranian,who is 6 months old. I am concerned about her puberty. 1.She is she ...
  A: A puppy can have it's first heat cycle anytime between 6 months and 1 year of age. Probably the ...
my pit bull3/31/2010
  Q: My six year old bitch has a bump on her snout the size of a large marble right above her nose. I ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog on line. There are many kinds of growths and cysts, you just can't ...
getting a puppy3/30/2010
  Q: We are thinking of getting a 10 week old husky puppy. How do we crate train him when we have a 2 ...
  A: Crate your new puppy whenever you aren't able to be supervising him, and also overnight. Follow the ...
How to prevent pregnancy3/29/2010
  Q: My 2yr old bitch [Jack Russel/Dachshund] has been menstruating for exactly 5 days but does not seem ...
  A: It's actually when the bleeding stops, and the discharge changes in color (which can be a light pink ...
Dominance behaviour between two female Shepherds, spayed3/29/2010
  Q: We recently lost our 6 yr old male neutered Shepherd. When he was 4 yrs old we adopted a 6 1/2 wk ...
  A: Having two female dogs is often more problematic than having a male and a female, or two male dogs ...
puppy bullying older dog3/28/2010
  Q: NOW I SEE SHE WON'T LET HER PLAY WITH TOYS OR DRINK OUT OF THE WATER BOWL THAT THEY SHARE. OTHERWISE ...
  A: It is extremely common for there the be aggression issues between two female dogs. Just for future ...
Pad "shredding"3/28/2010
  Q: Did you ever get a helpful answer to the 2007 question about a dog's pad appearing to be "shredded" ...
  A: There may have been a response from that question from 2007, but I've answered an awful lot of ...
girldog3/28/2010
  Q: i have a girl dog she 2 years old does she have to get nutered to live a long happy life. how much ...
  A: A female dog gets the most in health benefits if she is spayed before the onset of her first heat ...
Can miniature dachshund live with following animals?3/27/2010
  Q: chipmunk,ferret,hamster? Thanks!
  A: None of the small animals you've mentioned would be a good choice as a companion to a Miniature ...
Previous Answer3/27/2010
  Q: This is not a question but I could find no where else to say THANK YOU to Patti. I came across a ...
  A: I have to tell you how every message I receive from a pet owner who's facing putting their pet to ...
Help3/26/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old Yorkie and I'm having trouble with him pooping in his kennel. He does it all ...
  A: Some puppies that are kept in small cages before they go to their "forever home" don't have any ...
Puppy's3/25/2010
  Q: Can a puppy's anal grow together from the inside? because she doesn't poop...
  A: Not being able to have a bowel movement can indicate a problem, but I can't diagnose your puppy and ...
bumps/rash3/25/2010
  Q: I have a pit bitch that apprx.18mnths old and recently had a litter of ten which only 7 made it. ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is scratching, or chewing at these bumps at all. Flea bites are ...
Stray dog / spaying and vaccinations3/24/2010
  Q: I rescued a stray female from my mother's street in Brazil. She appears to be a very young dog, we ...
  A: I have no idea why your vet told you to "observe and wait", spaying has nothing whatsoever to do ...
Puppie Milk3/24/2010
  Q: Hopefully these questions are appropriate. If not let me know.How soon after a poodle has puppies ...
  A: Unless the mother dog has an illness which is preventing her from nursing her litter, you should let ...
mastiff puppy bitting an being aggresive3/23/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month mastiff puppy we keep telling him no bite an trying to train him he keeps attacking ...
  A: All puppies bite, it's very natural and to be expected. Drawing blood is excessive though, and you ...
shaking -3/23/2010
  Q: why is it that my 4 year old dach has started to shake after being in the bedroom when tv is on. ...
  A: Unless your dog is shaking because it's in pain, ignoring her is better than "comforting" her. When ...
my maltipoo3/23/2010
  Q: my toy maltipoo is 8 weeks and i dont know if she having her period shes kinda bloody in the butt ...
  A: At just 8 weeks old, your puppy is still just a baby. If she is having any kind of bloody discharge ...
Sudden aggressive behavior3/23/2010
  Q: We have two male labs (brothers) that are approx 1.25 years old. Recently they have killed a cat, a ...
  A: You may have gotten it right when you said that you think the increased aggression is because of the ...
time to start breeding?3/22/2010
  Q: I am interested in starting to breed my female yorkie. She just had her first heat cycle at the ...
  A: The recommended time to breed a dog (of any breed) is after it's second heat cycle, and be at least ...
sudden fear in my dog3/21/2010
  Q: My adopted 11 year old border collie-cross has been in the family most of his life. He is a big ...
  A: Perhaps something scared him when he was on the bridge, or it may be that his eyesight isn't as good ...
9 y/o Shi Tzu has sore leg with a pad that has turned white3/20/2010
  Q: My 9 year old Shi Tzu started licking her front paw about six weeks ago. I'd look for weeds or ...
  A: I'm not a doctor and can't begin to guess at what the problem with your dog's foot pad/nail. I can ...
Lab Drinking Problem3/20/2010
  Q: This is the 4th lab we have raised and we never had this problem before. She was one of 13 in the ...
  A: Excessive thirst is manifested by excessive water intake, which naturally leads to excessive ...
breeding3/19/2010
  Q: can a male get a female pregnant if he is fixed? my neighbors dog got loose and locked up with my ...
  A: If the male dog was neutered within the past month, he still might have some viable sperm and be ...
diarrhea in dogs3/18/2010
  Q: My 12 year old dog is having gastrointestinal problems and the vet is putting her on Purina EN which ...
  A: You didn't say what stomach problem you're treating your dog for. You didn't say what meat source ...
dog injury3/17/2010
  Q: My dog got injured last night. I am low income and the vet hospitals all want money now. I belive ...
  A: Unfortunately, there isn't a substitute for veterinary care when it's needed. The saliva in most ...
Leaving the dog when going away3/17/2010
  Q: We are going away 4 a week. Other dog owners that we know want to look after our 7 mouths old Pushon ...
  A: If Lexi has never visited your friends house before it would be best to let her get used to their ...
kennel cough3/17/2010
  Q: ok this is kind of medical but not really :) .... I took my Frenchton (2.5 mths) to the vet today ...
  A: Actually, minor to moderate forms of Kennel Cough usually go away with no treatment at all. ...
Male Boxer with growth3/17/2010
  Q: About a month ago, my 6 yo male white boxer underwent a surgical procedure to remove an obstruction. ...
  A: The primary use of Vitamin K is as a treatment for the anticoagulant action that eating rat poison ...
After the birth of puppies3/16/2010
  Q: Hi Patti my Papillon has had her first litter of pups on the 13th March 2010 evrything seems to be ...
  A: A vaginal discharge is normal after delivery. You should monitor this discharge daily. Watch for a ...
patches on dog coats3/14/2010
  Q: i live in the UK and was wondering what the law was on the placing of patches on my dogs coat not ...
  A: If your dog isn't a service dog, it can't have those particular patches anywhere on the coat worn by ...
Sick dog3/13/2010
  Q: My 9yr old Chihuahua mix, Melba, has gotten sick. I am usually able to figure out what is wrong with ...
  A: When a dog is not feeling well, it will often mope around and not seem at all like itself. The fluid ...
New puppy and old dog3/12/2010
  Q: I read your answer to the Kathryn on adding a new puppy to a household with an old dog. I too have ...
  A: Anytime you add a pet to a household there's a period of adjustment until "the dust settles". ...
3 year old chichuaha3/11/2010
  Q: Sorry for the spelling of the kind of dog. Not sure how to spell it ha ha. I have two sisters one ...
  A: Your three year old dog always has the option of going to the bathroom in your home, and she knows ...
mini pin longevity3/10/2010
  Q: what is the normal life expectancy of a mini pin?
  A: The average life span for a Miniature Pincher is 13-15 years. Things that help a dog life a longer ...
false pregnancy3/10/2010
  Q: My 10 mo. old rescued pit mix female was in heat from the 3rd wk. in January to about the 3rd wk. in ...
  A: Symptoms of a false pregnancy generally become noticeable 6 to 12 weeks after the heat cycle has ...
birth3/9/2010
  Q: hi my border collie is pregnant in her first season and i was wondering if there will be any ...
  A: It's a real shame your dog was bred at her first season. A young dog doesn't make a good parent, ...
prevalence of cushing's disease in beagles3/9/2010
  Q: i just had my 13 y.o. beagle put to sleep due to complications related to cushings. is this disease ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about the recent loss of your dog, Grumbles. Symptoms of Cushing's disease can be ...
Thuja dosage for warts/vaccinosis3/8/2010
  Q: My 7.5 year old 9.1 pound super healthy Pomeranian developed 3 wart-like growths after getting ...
  A: If you have a question about a treatment a doctor has prescribed, you need to contact that doctor ...
Glucosamine, chondroitin3/8/2010
  Q: I've been hearing allot about Glucosamine and its affects for dogs with hip problems. My dog a ...
  A: Some people swear by Glucosamine, others don't see a lot of improvement. It helps to begin ...
hi3/8/2010
  Q: ., my dog is 15 yrs old.it is in my home town....it is suffering from vomitting since 8 days....she ...
  A: I'm not a doctor, but I can tell you that fifteen is really quite old for a dog to undergo any sort ...
Freda3/6/2010
  Q: Patti...not a question...but a sincere thank-you for all the links you sent me...I've looked at all ...
  A: Knowing having a little more info on Freda's condition is helpful. The shaking can mean Freda ...
Fighting Shih Tzu's3/6/2010
  Q: This is the 2nd time I have had this problem and solving it this time is not working. Beau was ...
  A: Preventing fights from starting in the first place, is what you need. Breaking up fights while ...
Freda-dog a rescue I love dearly3/6/2010
  Q: Patti I'm here because my hours and wages have been severely cut...And my heart is breaking because ...
  A: The normal body temperature range for dogs is 100.5 - 102.5 Fahrenheit. If you don't know how ro ...
Giardia that doesnt seem to go away3/5/2010
  Q: I have a boston terrier who is almost 6 months and we've been battling giardia since he was 3 months ...
  A: Metronidazole is only 67-74 % effective in eliminating Giardia from dogs, if your puppy has had two ...
My dogs vulva looks raw3/3/2010
  Q: My dog (1/2 bichon frise, 1/2 yorkie terrier) is 1 year and 5 mths old. She is in her last weak of ...
  A: It's during the phase of the heat cycle that bleeding has stopped that a female dog is receptive to ...
sick puppy3/3/2010
  Q: our puppy is very sick he has dierria, blood in his stool, vomiting, he has parasites, he is on ...
  A: Anytime your dog is having a medical problem, your first response needs to be to call your vet. A ...
What are the symptoms of pain in a dog?3/2/2010
  Q: What are the symptoms of pain in a dog? We adopted our grandsons and their dog three years ago. ...
  A: You can expect a 12 year old dog the size of yours to have some joint pain, it's not at all unusual ...
running away3/1/2010
  Q: I have a 10 or 11 year old Terrier mix dog. We used to live in the city where we had a fenced yard. ...
  A: You know from past experience that your dog escapes from your yard, even when you're outside with ...
78lb...18 month pit/lab mix limping front paw3/1/2010
  Q: Yesterday Bear was out playing in the yard when he came in he was limping (front left leg) I tried ...
  A: Have you examined between Bear's toes to rule out something being lodged in there, and also checked ...
dachshound2/28/2010
  Q: my daughter has a dachshund and its starting shed really bad. it has hair coming out in handfuls. ...
  A: All dogs shed, even the breeds "Hypoallergenic" breeds. It's just a question of how much they shed. ...
excessive vagianla discharge in elderly bitch2/28/2010
  Q: I have a pomeranian that is about 8 yrs old in human time. she recently started to have a discharge ...
  A: By your description, it sounds like your dog might have vaginitis, but I'm not a doctor, and I've ...
blood in her poop2/28/2010
  Q: Today whenever I got home, I found my mini dachshund with bloody diarrhea. She was only home a few ...
  A: Blood in the stool often accompanies diarrhea, and may vary in severity. Often times dogs that have ...
Hearing Loss Older Dog2/27/2010
  Q: My dog Katie will be 14 on May 1st of this year. I have noticed subtle changes over the past few ...
  A: It's always hard going through the twilight years with a beloved pet. Going deaf isn't painful for ...
mother dog2/27/2010
  Q: we had to remove the mother dog from her litter after 1 week because we noticed blood in her poop, ...
  A: It's good you separated your nursing dog! Strong antibiotics that can interfere with bone growth in ...
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: The general consensus is that if the puppies ears are not up by the time the pup is 7-8 months old ...
Dog tail stays up2/27/2010
  Q: Our 9 year old female golden retriever is pointing her tail to the sky as of yesterday ... very ...
  A: Knowing what activities your dog was doing the day before she began holding her tail in this odd ...
staffie2/26/2010
  Q: i have a 10 month old staffordshire bulll terrier i have had her at the vets for a very swollen ...
  A: It is normal for the vulva to swell and the vagina to thicken during the heat cycle. Sometimes, ...
Helpppp2/26/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month peekapoo. She is pad trained, But i have to put 6 down at a time every day some ...
  A: You've discovered the reason why paper/pad training isn't a good idea. To a dog, "inside", is ...
patti helped my dog live another week!!2/25/2010
  Q: you remember me erica and my dog belle . i devistated . we had to put her down on feb twenty second ...
  A: I'm so very sorry to hear about Belle's passing. I know she loved you dearly, and you loved her ...
eating feces2/25/2010
  Q: Kristin, I read one of your other answers about feces eating, but it didn't really help in my ...
  A: The absolute number one way to help your dog overcome feces eating, is to keep your dog's area clean ...
Natural pain killer2/25/2010
  Q: I have a 10 yo sheltie, who is in hip pain and I am trying to find a natiral pain killer for him, he ...
  A: It's important you provide adequate pain relief to your dog. Being in constant pain can really ...
separation anxiety2/24/2010
  Q: My son has had to leave his dog with me and will be gone for a few months. The dog is a 2 year old ...
  A: It's really impossible to say how long your son's dog will be acting this way. When arriving in a ...
dog showing blood on a bone2/24/2010
  Q: My dog is a beagle mix with chow chow and he is 3 years old. He was chewing one of his old bone ...
  A: I can't say if there's a problem with your dog's teeth. You'd need to open his mouth, and have a ...
Lethargic Dog2/23/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old flat coated retreiver who suddenly started acting somewhat lethargic. He stays ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what your dog's problem is, but it sounds like he's definitely isn't ...
dog urinating2/23/2010
  Q: My dog who is a pitbull pees when I leave the house. I think he might have seperation anxiety. ...
  A: You didn't say how long this problem has been going on, how old your dog is, if you've been crating ...
potty training2/23/2010
  Q: I have an 8 month old puppy. He is very smart and house broken. We have recently moved into an ...
  A: Your puppy's reluctance to use the house training pads are a testament to how well you house trained ...
My Malamute Won't Talk2/23/2010
  Q: My family and i rescued our Alaskan Malamute, Bob, about 5 years ago from a shelter that rescued ...
  A: Within any breed, there are a wide variety of differences, not all Malamutes are vocal just as not ...
Crate training2/22/2010
  Q: We just got a 16 week old puppy, we are crate training him and leave his crate out where we are and ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! You didn't say how long you've been crating your new puppy, but ...
cashew Fruit2/21/2010
  Q: Is cashew- the fruit, raw, dangerous for puppies, I have an 8 month old miniature schnauzer, and ...
  A: Too many of any kind of nut can be a problem for dogs. The high fat content in nuts can cause mild ...
nothing we can do2/20/2010
  Q: um belle my dog has these symptoms : loss of appetite , depression , vomiting , and bad breath . ...
  A: It's sad but true, there comes a point where you really can't do anything more in the way of ...
aggression2/20/2010
  Q: Our dog is half pit bull half something else (we think lab), he was a little incorrigible as a ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has been neutered. That would be a good first step in getting control ...
overbearing dog towards puppy2/20/2010
  Q: I have a year old beagle and we just got a 9 week old Shi tzu. Buddy, the beagle, wont let me move. ...
  A: Both your new puppy and Buddy need you to be a strong "pack" leader, and lay down the house rules. ...
Older Dog2/20/2010
  Q: I have an 11 year old black lab. I have had her since she was a puppy. She has always been a little ...
  A: It's normal for dogs to loose some muscle mass as they age. Perhaps that the reason your dog looks ...
trying to think positive2/19/2010
  Q: i did not know that belles kidney disease could be caused by bad breath and ive notised that she ...
  A: You've got that backwards, Belle's bad breath can be a symptom of her Kidney disease, not ...
Boxer2/19/2010
  Q: yes, i was just wondering about my boxers maturity. He is 7 months old and still doesnt have balls, ...
  A: Usually, testicles descend in most puppies within 7 weeks after birth. If one or both testicles are ...
puppy staying outside2/19/2010
  Q: I'm torn between whether its ok for my 3month old pitbill puppy to stay outside during the cold.I ...
  A: Frankly, how your roommate feels about dogs is something you should have considered long before you ...
thank you2/18/2010
  Q: um dad took belle to the vet and shes had this disease for so long that we cant give her the stuff ...
  A: I'm glad Belle is doing better! Just so you know, Metoclopromamide is used to treat heartburn ...
fearful pup2/18/2010
  Q: My 8 month old miniature schnauzer barks at both people and dogs whilst we are out walking to the ...
  A: Your puppy doesn't sound fearful to me, he sounds your dog might be "over stimulated" which is a ...
My German Shepherd Dog2/18/2010
  Q: My dog has completed 7 years, he has lots of complaints like joints pain, eye problems, now he has ...
  A: The nutritional requirements for dogs are very different from those for humans. Thus, a vegetarian ...
Please help2/18/2010
  Q: I would take my dog to a vet but I cannot, I am a teenager. I don't even know if my dog is sick, I ...
  A: There's no way for anyone on the Internet to diagnose your dog. There are several possible causes ...
still not eating2/17/2010
  Q: we tryed to feed my dog belle chicken broth and she ate alittle but she stopped . i wanted to force ...
  A: I hope your dad had some good news to share with you when he got back from the vet, and that your ...
skittish greyhound2/17/2010
  Q: we just fostered and then decided to adopt a greyhound right from the track. We also have a ...
  A: Obedience training using positive methods can help the dog to understand that you are in charge and ...
puppy teeth2/17/2010
  Q: I have a big breed dog and he was born on September 9th 2009. His canine tooth fell out on ...
  A: By the time a puppy is 6 to 7 months of age, generally all the baby teeth have been replaced with 42 ...
will doggy go bye bye forever???2/16/2010
  Q: help!!!!ME . MY DOG WONT EAT ANY THING AND SHE HAS KIDNEY PROBLEMS AND IM SCARED . I TRIED FEEDING ...
  A: First, you should contact your vet's office if they're still open, or call first thing tomorrow when ...
Getting another puppy2/16/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me out with a decsion. My fiance and I are thinking of getting ...
  A: It's really a personal decision as to whether or not you should get a second puppy now, or wait. You ...
chihuahua2/16/2010
  Q: I just got a 2 month chihuahua today and hes sleeping and not tring to eat the lady that sold it to ...
  A: The stress of arriving to his new home (as wonderful as it is!) can cause a new puppy to go off his ...
dog biting2/15/2010
  Q: I have a cross lab we got her 3 weeks ago from another family with 2 children, she was growling at ...
  A: Enticing your dog into play by dangling food on a string isn't perceived as a game by your dog. To ...
aloofness by my dog2/14/2010
  Q: My mixed lab/shep 16month male doesn't warm up to friends who visit. He is shy but will respond to ...
  A: The shy or aloof dog your was as a puppy, is the way he is now, and it's the way he'll be in the ...
aggression2/14/2010
  Q: I have 3 boxers. Mom, dad and daughter. Daughter is in season and on 3rd day she became extremely ...
  A: Your younger female dog is fertile the week after she stops bleeding. During this time some females ...
behavior change2/14/2010
  Q: "Hi I have a medium sized (55 lb) 9 year old lab mix that I rescued at 3 months old. Recently her ...
  A: It may be impossible to pinpoint why your dog seems to be more distant from you, or why she seems to ...
Puppy that bites down2/14/2010
  Q: I just not a 2 1/2 month old peek-a-poo puppy. This is our first dog in the house,when he gets hyper ...
  A: Congratulations of getting a puppy! It's totally normal and natural for a 2 1/2 month puppy to have ...
screaming dog2/14/2010
  Q: My son and daughter-in-law had a Doxie for about 5 years. After their first child and moving into a ...
  A: I'm between you and your son, I'm sure you've already tried many things to help your dog get over ...
buying a purebred toy poodle2/13/2010
  Q: I have talked to several Canadian Kennel Club breeders and find that there are some things that make ...
  A: It's really good you're doing the research to buy from a reputable breeder. You've found the fact ...
Mini schnauzer may not be full bred2/13/2010
  Q: Paid for a full bred mini schnauzer, parents have papers but I'm not sure he really is. This is our ...
  A: The thing is, having papers in no way guarantees that the puppy (or it's parents) are good specimens ...
i need help2/12/2010
  Q: me and my girl just adopted a 4month old puppy he learns things fast the only issue is he bites ...
  A: Teach your puppy that biting hurts you. When he bites, give a sharp "NO!" or "OUCH!" - or even a ...
Food intolerance?2/11/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old (aprox) pit bull mix. He keeps having stomach problems such as diarrhea & ...
  A: It's entirely possible your dog is having a food allergy or food sensitivity. Trying a change of ...
Pom's in heat2/10/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old pom and I noticed yesterday that you female area was swollen. I thought at ...
  A: If your dog hasn't been spayed, then it's totally possible that she's having her heat cycle. I don't ...
nightly barking2/10/2010
  Q: I have rescued a six year old shitzu. he is a delight during the day but neither one of us has ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is crated at night, or kept in a separate room from where you sleep. If ...
bump on her nose2/10/2010
  Q: I have a 3 year old chihuahua/pom. In the last week or so we have noticed a "bump" on the right ...
  A: Even young dogs can develop growths, or cysts. It's always a bit of a shock to find one on the body ...
Anal glands2/9/2010
  Q: I have a question about the smelly fishy odor from anal glands. I just recently learned of what this ...
  A: You can try giving your dog a little extra fiber in his diet. Fiber will make his stool more bulky, ...
westipoos2/9/2010
  Q: Is my mail dog in heat?He a 21 1/2 mth old westipoo..
  A: If your dog is a male, then no, he's not in heat. Only female dogs have a heat cycle. Usually a ...
doggy "accidents"2/9/2010
  Q: I have a 15 year old female, spayed llaso apso/mixed breed that I rescued from the pound 5 years ...
  A: Older female dogs are prone to develop urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. Both ...
Is my dog a lab or pitbull?2/9/2010
  Q: I adopted a lab pup yesterday (2/7/10) at Pet Smart and was told she is a lab (100%). But after ...
  A: Without seeing a picture of your dog, it's impossible for me to say what breed of dog your puppy ...
dog2/7/2010
  Q: My dog junior is sleeping all the time and sneezing a lot. He is very short out of breath and walks ...
  A: Being a young dog, you are correct that Junior is having a problem of some sort. Having a vet ...
moving with dogs2/7/2010
  Q: My husband and I are considering getting puppies. We are prepared and have done all our research. ...
  A: If you're not going to be moving for another year, it's really up to you whether you get your puppy ...
Feeding a border collie mix.2/5/2010
  Q: After adopting a starving street dog many years ago I was advised to feed her a mix of chicken ...
  A: Many vets are not trained in diet or nutrition, for this reason it's best to consult with a ...
Cheyletiellosis2/4/2010
  Q: We took in a feral kitten last winter and have developed Cheyletiellosis in all of our animals. Two ...
  A: Ivermectin is pretty much the gold standard in treating Cheyletiellosis. It's usually given in three ...
Jack Russell2/4/2010
  Q: We have 2 high strung Jack Russells that we love very much. They sleep in a kennel and I get up ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dogs are. Most puppies need a potty break during the night, but as they ...
concerned about dog nipples2/3/2010
  Q: my mini pinscher has just finished her first heat and we have noticed that the area around her ...
  A: Unspayed dogs who have heat cycles don't ever go back to the way they appeared prior to having a ...
bleeding lump on my dog2/2/2010
  Q: My 12 year old American Eskimo had these little growths that he would get in random places. One was ...
  A: Older dogs are prone to develop lumps and bumps, and many times when a growth is removed it will ...
bloat probs2/1/2010
  Q: my questions go like this... *how to feed a newly born chow pups? *how many cc should i give per ...
  A: If the puppies mother is able to nurse, the pups are better off with that -even some of the time, ...
chow puppy2/1/2010
  Q: my questions go like this... *how to feed a newly born chow pups? *how many cc should i give per ...
  A: The following web site has reliable information (including charts that tell you how much to feed) ...
switching food1/31/2010
  Q: We have just switched our 10 week old puppy to a higher quality food but did it over 3 days, as this ...
  A: Even though you switched your puppy's food over a three day period, that still may have been too ...
Yorkies1/31/2010
  Q: I am about to purchase a yorkie. A few friends have told me that yourkies wet when they get excited. ...
  A: Some young puppies when they get overly excited do something called "excitement urination". This can ...
How to handle our dog??1/31/2010
  Q: We have a 6 months old female dog(LEXI) She is a cross breed Pug/ Bichon Frise. We had her since she ...
  A: You didn't say that your puppy was being aggressive in her behavior, so I'll assume she isn't. Your ...
Wall Chewing1/31/2010
  Q: My Chow is a 6 year old male who is neutered. We recently moved into a new home and believe he may ...
  A: If you aren't around to supervise your dog when he starts chewing at the wall, you can't expect ...
food1/31/2010
  Q: I'd like to feed my dog and my cats, food that is of good quality for their health. What would you ...
  A: The very best foods for dogs and cats cost more than the cheaper foods, but you end up feeding less ...
Itchy Paws1/31/2010
  Q: i Have a 4 year old beagle and she has itchy feet and she bites them all day long and cries when she ...
  A: I will assume that you've checked your dog's feet, to make sure there's nothing irritating stuck ...
pooping in kennel1/30/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old male English Bulldog that I purchased from a breeder. Since I brought him home ...
  A: Even though you got your puppy from a breeder, and not a pet store, it's possible your puppy had no ...
warts, bumpiness1/29/2010
  Q: Xmas eve we took one of our 2 border collies to emer. vet. Started with puffiness around an ...
  A: It sounds like your dog had an allergic reaction to something, back around xmas time. You should ask ...
Rescued 1y/o doggie was spayed a week ago and.. she's bleeding from her vulva. Vets have no idea.1/29/2010
  Q: I know you're not a vet, but I really need an opinion, maybe you've had an experience like this. A ...
  A: TVT, or Transmissible Venereal Tumor is most commonly seen in sexually active dogs in tropical and ...
2 mo puppy with a protuding ball on her rectum1/28/2010
  Q: We just adopted a yorkie poo 2 days ago. After we took her home I realized she had dry poop on her ...
  A: Your puppy's condition isn't something you should be trying to self-diagnose or self-treat. You need ...
my dear dog1/27/2010
  Q: . also for the posology!!! My little dog (poudle) is flu and i were worry about it.. now I know what ...
  A: I think you've directed your comments to the wrong person. I never told you to give your dog ...
My dog does not sleep at night1/26/2010
  Q: What can I do to help my dog sleep through the night? I have two dogs. One sleeps all night and ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dog that's restless at night is. I will assume he is a young and healthy ...
Bad Odour from my Canine1/25/2010
  Q: For the past three or four days my dog has been emitting a "sick dog" smell. I bathed her today as ...
  A: An abscessed tooth, cracked tooth, plaque buildup or dental decay can be responsible for the smell ...
male chihuahua behavior1/24/2010
  Q: is it true male chihuahuas will kill their newborn pups
  A: Male dogs of any breed need to be separated from a nursing female dog, and her puppies. Not just ...
My Dogs spitting1/23/2010
  Q: I would like to know why does my dog always spits when he barks and when he sits in the car or ...
  A: Have you actually seen your dog spitting? I have no experience with a dog that spits. Your dog may ...
Pembroke Corgi1/23/2010
  Q: What fruits and vegetables can you feed a Pembroke corgi?
  A: Dogs (of any breed) can eat many fruits and vegetables that humans enjoy. Dogs definitely have ...
Sudden mood change.1/23/2010
  Q: we have a Scoria she is approx 6 years old and a Blue Healer x Australian Sheapard. The Corgi has ...
  A: Adding a third dog changes the whole "pack" dynamic. I can't specifically say the reason(s) this has ...
dog won't sleep with me/frightened of animals1/23/2010
  Q: i have a 5 year old pug named Rocky. He sleeps in the bed with my mom or brother but he never wants ...
  A: It might be that Rocky smells your other pets (the rats, rabbits, and lizard) on you, and because he ...
4 yr old sheltie, afraid of everyone but me1/22/2010
  Q: I rescued a 4 yr old sheltie back in Sept. Angie loves me, follows me everywhere. She will not ...
  A: It's going to take time to help Angie get over her fear of others, and she may never be totally ...
Rescued 3 yr old Rottweiler incontinence1/22/2010
  Q: We rescued a male about 2 years old neutered (at age 2)rottie a year ago now and he's been having ...
  A: Diabetes is something which the Rotteiler breed is prone to develop. Diabetes insipidus can occur at ...
Our dog is afraid of us1/21/2010
  Q: I hope you can help us. Our 10 month old shih-tzu poodle cross male - Quincy - is scared of us. ...
  A: I suggest, until the problem is overcome, the only person who should feed Quincy, give treats, pet, ...
dog bad behavior humping1/20/2010
  Q: I am taking care of a friend's 8 year old Boston Terrier for an extended period of time. He seems to ...
  A: When the dog starts the humping behavior, clap your hands loudly to startle him, then immediately ...
Pad training1/20/2010
  Q: My puppy is now 10 weeks old. We got him at 6 weeks and have been taking him outside to potty. I ...
  A: Your puppy is actually better off not being paper or pad trained, if you are able to take him ...
HELP Puppy Mills1/20/2010
  Q: i am 11 and i want to start a dog walking business to raise money to give 1000 dollars to the ASPCA ...
  A: Transportation can definitely be an issue when you're 11 years old. If you think you won't be able ...
Boxer Hairloss/Skin Issue1/19/2010
  Q: My boxer has scratched her hair out on several places. Its not mange or worms. My question is will ...
  A: Hopefully, your vet has ruled out mites or mange. There are some varieties that are microscopic, so ...
sore paw1/19/2010
  Q: hi i have a 18 month old alsation he has a sore on his paw we have had a look at it an there is a ...
  A: Your best bet for a diagnosis and treatment lies with a veterinarian. Until your dog can be seen ...
my poor dog1/19/2010
  Q: my dog came in contact with another dog that had round open wounds on his legs that oozed puss. my ...
  A: Rather than relying on guesswork, your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If you are ...
French Mastiff1/19/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful French mastiff ("Snorey") who is about to turn five years old. She is in very ...
  A: Your aunt is correct, Glucosamine can be helpful in at least slowing the progression of joint ...
My 9 yr old dog and gum polyps1/18/2010
  Q: I wondered if you can help, we have a vet appointment but I am very worried about my 9 yr old dog, ...
  A: You didn't say what breed of dog you have. Oral cysts are particular common in small breeds of dogs. ...
Out of Control Bernese1/18/2010
  Q: We have an 8 month old Bernese and he is a nightmare. He is crated during the day and comes out ...
  A: It sounds like your dog spending entirely too much time in his crate, so when somebody finally comes ...
Re: Largest Dog1/17/2010
  Q: I was reading up on the largest breed of dog and I ran across a question asked by a miss Jessica ...
  A: Whn you ask about the largest breed of dog, you need to take into account weight or height. While ...
my dogs nose1/15/2010
  Q: i have a chow hes 5 human years old...just tuesday night i went to check up on him outside and he ...
  A: Having tried to treat your dog on your own, but not having much success, it's now time to have your ...
Preventing my Dog from eating his feces1/14/2010
  Q: I have a 75 lb. 7 month old Lab who eats his feces. He just started about a month ago. I just read ...
  A: The only 100% guaranteed way of stopping a dog from eating it's feces, is to pick up the waste so ...
Lhasa 16 years female1/13/2010
  Q: Not a question, but simply to say that I have a lovely female Lhasa whom I have had since a new born ...
  A: Your dog is lucky to have such a loving owner. Dogs are truly a delight to have in the home. I ...
German Shepard breeding1/12/2010
  Q: We have a 2.5 yr old German Shepard female, and we have found her a Sire also a pure bred, please ...
  A: Every dog's heat cycle is a little different, but generally 9-12 days from the start of the cycle a ...
alternative meds for arthritic dog1/11/2010
  Q: We have a 12-year-old Aussie cattle dog mix who has been taking 13 units of vetsulin for diabetes ...
  A: I think the medication you're giving your dog for Arthritis is Deramax, not dermax. The generic name ...
dog eyesight1/10/2010
  Q: I am building a step stool for my Golden Retriever to get in and out of the car. I am planning on ...
  A: It's great you're able to make something to help your elderly dog get in and out of your car, but ...
Older dog chewing on new puppy1/10/2010
  Q: We have brought a new puppy into our home. Our 2 year older dog seems to accept her, plays with ...
  A: It sounds to me like your older dog is playing when it gently chews on the puppy's back. During this ...
peeing puppy1/10/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old maltese male we are toilet training him to go outside but also have pee pad ...
  A: Some puppy's are confused by house training pads. To them, they don't see a difference between going ...
Mother dog not wanting to feed1/9/2010
  Q: I am so new at this and have read lost of things on the Internet about this.I have a momma dog, she ...
  A: Are the puppies nursing at all? When the puppies are somewhere around 3 or 4 weeks old, the momma ...
lhaso apso1/9/2010
  Q: i got my 2 months and 3 weeks lhaso apso puppy. after his 1 week stay here in our hauz.we decided to ...
  A: Dogs don't catch colds like people do. If you really think your puppy doesn't have as much energy as ...
Training My Cairn For Therapy Help?1/8/2010
  Q: My Name Is Brittany and Ive A 2 Year Old Cairn Terrier Named Chaz. Recently My Mom Had A Stroke and ...
  A: At 2 years old, your dog is at a fine age to begin training to become a therapy dog, provided he is ...
Older dog won't fully accept younger dog1/8/2010
  Q: I have two dogs: Kipper is 5 and I've had him from a puppy-he's altered. Two months ago I adopted ...
  A: Taking measures to protect Kipper from Mojo is the responsible thing to do. Crating Mojo isn't at ...
Massive Weight Loss1/8/2010
  Q: Our dog Skye a Springer Spaniel, has had a massive weight loss of nearly 2 stone in a month her ...
  A: I'm sorry that you've been having such trouble having your dog, Skye diagnosed. I couldn't possibly ...
4 yr old behavior change1/7/2010
  Q: My boyfriend's Rotti has started getting into his things (2 so far) when he's away from home. ...
  A: Something, I can't say what may be upsetting your boyfriend's dog. A very simple way of fixing ...
cats and dogs introducing1/6/2010
  Q: i have four cats and just got a new puppy , she is a shiba inu , very sweet ,but little wild streak ...
  A: Even though you had previously owned two dogs, this is still a matter of your cats accepting a new ...
House training an older rescue dog1/4/2010
  Q: I will have 2 older breeder female poodles that only knew a kennel. I need to know how to get them ...
  A: Your dogs have a lot to get used to. Just having a new home is very stressful to a dog, plus they've ...
Older Dog starting to poop in the house while eating1/4/2010
  Q: i have a 14 year old white Spitz, and he sometimes poops in the house while he is eating, that is ...
  A: For dogs, as for older people, incontinence can be a very manageable condition, with the proper ...
potty training1/4/2010
  Q: I have recently adopted a 4 year old rescue dog. She is a long-haired chihuahua-6 pounds-whose ...
  A: Depending on how long ago you adopted your dog, she may indeed be house trained. It's really common ...
7 month old GoldiexNewf with stool issue- stress?1/4/2010
  Q: I have a 7 month old, healthy, bouncing Goldie x Newfie boy. We took him to the kennel over the ...
  A: I would agree with your vet, dogs can have reactions like you've described to stress, and staying at ...
walking my pug1/1/2010
  Q: My Pug is approx. 6 yrs. old.He has always loved going for a walk.Recently,he has been refusing to ...
  A: First, check your dog's feet. Are there any sores or cuts on your dog's foot pads? Are there any ...
my pit bull puppy12/31/2009
  Q: my friend had a red nose pit that just had 10 pups, they were born on dec.21, but she thinks her dog ...
  A: Your friend needs to have her dog examined by a veterinarian. Depending on what the problem is, ...
6 month boxer mix acting out of character12/30/2009
  Q: i have a 6 month old boxer mix. a few days ago she broke her jaw. she is eating soft food which is ...
  A: If you just broke your jaw a few days ago, you probably wouldn't be as active as you normally are ...
club foot12/29/2009
  Q: hi i have got a chihuahua and she has just had puppies one off the puppies foot is all black and its ...
  A: Club Foot, or Inverted Foot, is a disorder in which one (or more) foot is turned inward or downward. ...
low cost neutering clinics.12/29/2009
  Q: I'm looking for low cost clinics for neutering.I have two male Yorkies that are in need to be ...
  A: You might try contacting the Alvin animal control department/animal shelter at (281) 388-4332 to ...
URGENT(dog aggression)12/29/2009
  Q: I need your help. I have a dog that is three and we adopted him about two years ago. As time went by ...
  A: Doing rescue work is very commendable, but you have a responsibility to your own dog, that you ...
Possible constipated 3 wk old shiba inu.12/29/2009
  Q: My 3 wk old shiba inu, Rosie has been off and on with bowel movements. I got her just a little over ...
  A: At three weeks old, Rosie is a tiny baby, and shouldn't be constipated. She is much too young to be ...
my dog12/23/2009
  Q: i have a female pomeranian she is 8 months old i have a problem that she always waves her tail at ...
  A: You need to train your dog to be obedient, and "faithful". You should not be letting your puppy off ...
Luna12/23/2009
  Q: I have a young maltese that is 2 months old. She sleeps during the day and plays at night. Is that ...
  A: It's not unusual that your puppy sleeps during the day, and wants to play at night. Puppies are like ...
My puppy12/22/2009
  Q: I just bought a puppy and he seems to be over wieght and walks funny on his back legs how can I fix ...
  A: A puppy that walks oddly on it's rear legs probably has a problem with his back, hips, joints, or a ...
typs of smells that attract dogs12/22/2009
  Q: what types of smells most attract dogs
  A: The smells that attract a dog can be varied, dogs are like people in that they can have personal ...
my dog12/21/2009
  Q: My dog is vomiting thick green stuff. What could be causing this? Thanks Makayla.
  A: It may have been something your dog ate, which made the vomit look green, or it could be caused from ...
rottweiler, siberian husky, bloodhound?12/21/2009
  Q: We are thinking about getting a rottweiler, Siberian husky and bloodhound (probably male, unless ...
  A: I am assuming you're talking about getting puppies, not adult dogs. Puppies, if raised together ...
Lethargic dog12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old mixed breed (beagle/cocker spaniel) who is currently in heat and has become ...
  A: A dog's normal body temperature is between 101°F and 102°F, it doesn't sound like your dog is ...
My Bullmasstiff12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 10 year old Bullmastiff and for the last two weeks he has been chattering his teeth. could ...
  A: You didn't say under what circumstances you've noticed your dog's chattering teeth. It could a lot ...
My Labradors diet & skin allergy12/20/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month male black labrador. He always likes to eat non veg food. Should I give him cooked ...
  A: If a food allergy is suspected, medications and treatments can ease the itch, but only a change to a ...
older housebroken dog pooping inhouse12/19/2009
  Q: I've had my dog almost a year and she's been good at leting me know when she needs to go out, but ...
  A: Dogs can start having house training accidents over things they find stressful, such as a change in ...
Dog peeing12/19/2009
  Q: Me and my girlfriend got a 2 month old Huskie/German Shepard mix (Maverick a few months ago. He was ...
  A: It's not the basement location that is attracting your puppy to urinate, it's the smell. Even if you ...
stool consistancy 5 month shepard pup12/19/2009
  Q: Since we got our shepard puppy,(5 months old today) she has had very loose stool. We were feeding ...
  A: Loud stomach noises mean your pup's stomach is empty. Give her an extra dog biscuit before you go to ...
puppy or dog12/19/2009
  Q: 1. My puppy or dog (Miniature Pinscher) always smell bads, I think that owning a dog or puppy is bad ...
  A: Healthy dogs do not smell bad. If you've tried shampooing your dog (with a dog shampoo) and he ...
my 3 month pomeranian12/18/2009
  Q: .. I need help with my dog she woke up today with gurglin noises on her stomach.. She got to throw ...
  A: I don't think you need to rush off this very moment to the vet, if your dog is acting normally, and ...
Cavoodle PUP bites tail and has diarrhea ( need worming?)12/17/2009
  Q: Our pup born in October 2009 has been biting his backside and has runny/yellow stool.. we were told ...
  A: Unless the person who told you your puppy had worms did a fecal test, you're just dealing with ...
barking12/16/2009
  Q: I have an 11 year old australian shepherd mixed with cocker spaniel who is a very loving and ...
  A: Given the fact your dog is eleven years old dog, she is probably pretty set in her ways. Be careful ...
skin problems12/16/2009
  Q: I have a weimareiner and he is the grey/blue color, he has major skin problems. he itches ...
  A: Skin problems can be a long term chronic problem with many dogs. They are usually hard to treat. ...
Toxins12/16/2009
  Q: My name is Christian Cline and I have been searching for an answer to a question that concerned me ...
  A: You wouldn't be learning as much if I provide you with the answers you're looking for. Try doing a ...
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: Most people divide their adult dog's feedings into two meals; in the mornings and evenings. You can ...
moles on cocker spaniel12/15/2009
  Q: My 9-year old male cocker has had moles (approx 7 or 8) for the last couple of years. They are ...
  A: Are you sure you're giving your dog the correct dose of Benedryl? The recommended dose for dogs is ...
Shih Tzu12/15/2009
  Q: Just got 6 month old dog and am feeding on IAMs. Quantity on container says 80-85 gms. for 5 kg. ...
  A: At 6 months old, your dog should still be eating a puppy food diet. When your puppy is a year old, ...
itchy dog12/15/2009
  Q: My little dog is so itchy. The vet gave me steroids, which I give him occasionally, and they help, ...
  A: The steroids your vet prescribed treat the itchy symptom, not the underlying cause of the problem, ...
a older dog and a puppy.....and their food12/15/2009
  Q: I have a one year old Pekingnese and I have recently started him on Adult food. But I also just got ...
  A: Puppies need the extra nutrition of a puppy food diet, because they're still growing. Some brands of ...
Hair loss and raw spots on my cocker spaniel12/15/2009
  Q: I have a cocker spaniel who is about 10 years old, Recently she has developed raw, hairless patches ...
  A: There are several things that can cause the kind of hair loss your dog is experiencing. It would be ...
Breeding pugs12/14/2009
  Q: My male pug was inadvertently allowed out with my 9 month-old female pug who is in season. This was ...
  A: The lighter color of discharge is part of the heat cycle, not a sign of pregnancy. The flow usually ...
my dog maggie12/13/2009
  Q: my dog maggie is 4yrs old ,we are the her second family,we've had her for 1yr.she has a nasty habit ...
  A: When you are not home, or just not able to supervise Maggie, she needs to be contained in some way, ...
Puppy help? does this look like a nice quality puppy?12/12/2009
  Q: im getting this blue nose puppy soon from a breeder. he is 3 weeks old in the pics. the breeder is ...
  A: It's very common for a puppy's color to change by the time it reaches adulthood, so you can't go by ...
dog12/12/2009
  Q: 1. Can you tell me everything about my Minature Pinscher? eg. He need dog food such Chow Food, you ...
  A: I've already answered your questions on diet, I don't know what answer you're fishing for, or why ...
my dog12/12/2009
  Q: I have a small dog and every time we leave to go somewhere and leave her home by herself she tears ...
  A: First, your dog shouldn't be having the run of your home when you leave the house. She should be ...
Old Age...Alaskan Malamute12/11/2009
  Q: My "Bear" is 14yrs.10 months old. He has been walking about a 1/2 mile 5X a week. Last night he was ...
  A: I can't say if your vet would prescribe Cortisone or another corticosteroid medication (probably in ...
Dog Ear Hematoma12/11/2009
  Q: My dog has an ear hematoma. I know that the cause is that she shakes her ears a lot! That has ...
  A: I understand your problem, but there really isn't a way to home treat a dog's ear hematoma. Small ...
collar/harness12/10/2009
  Q: My nephew has recently acquired a rescue dog. She is a wonderful animal with a good spirit. She is ...
  A: A "martingale collar" is made for dogs who heads that are smaller than their neck, such as the ...
New dog won't potty12/10/2009
  Q: I just bought my daughter for Christmas a beautiful 1 1/2 year old sheltie. He had been with his ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! Dogs don't always react to changes well. Change can be very ...
Feeding my Lhasa Apso12/9/2009
  Q: I am feeding my dog three quarters of a 300 gram pack of Better by Nature wet dog food. Is this ...
  A: All dog foods have feeding guidelines on the package. It's just a recommendation though, every dog's ...
Puppy12/9/2009
  Q: 1. How do I keep my puppy or dog completely clean all the time, he keep dirty up my room? 2. What ...
  A: If your puppy gets dirty each day, you need to clean him each day. Too many baths aren't good for a ...
Staffordshire Bull Terrier12/9/2009
  Q: My Staffordshire Bull terrier is 4 years old and for the past 3 months every evening for about three ...
  A: For severe anxiety problems such as what your dog appears to be having, there is prescription ...
skin with blacken sores and pus bumps12/9/2009
  Q: We have a doxie, between 3-5 years of age, standard size, long hair, that weighs thirty pounds. We ...
  A: If you took your dog to the vet, but the condition wasn't cured or has gotten worse, you need to ...
my pom wee wee habits12/9/2009
  Q: Please can you help my 9 week old pom splash keeps wee wee on the carpet and not the wee wee pad how ...
  A: Your puppy is an infant, and doesn't have the first idea that there even is a correct place for him ...
Dog Jaw Tremor12/9/2009
  Q: My 2 pound Yorkie has jaw tremors when fed taable scraps, like white bread and Special K Cereal for ...
  A: Trembling and tremoring occur in small breed dogs with reasonable frequency. Several reasons, such ...
deafness in dog12/8/2009
  Q: i bought a lab puppy which is 26 days. the issue is whether it is sleeping or awake it is not at all ...
  A: Dogs can indeed be deaf, but with the proper training they can still be wonderful pets, they just ...
Chihuahua puppy12/8/2009
  Q: I think my six week old puppy has a fractured pelvis or something to that effect. His temp is 100.4. ...
  A: You have discovered the reason why it's a very poor idea to wait for an answer from an online help ...
Dog sitting on me12/7/2009
  Q: My boyfriend adopted a rescued male dog about 5 months ago after he was in the SPCA for about 4 ...
  A: You might never know the reason why your boyfriend's dog prefers to sit on your head when you lie ...
Could it be a seizure12/7/2009
  Q: Last night my 10 month old puppy started whining then started moving her paw. After a few minutes ...
  A: If your puppy was asleep when this incident occurred, she may have been having an active dream and ...
puppy suddenly not eating12/7/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old Great Pyrenees who lives through her tummy. Yesterday morning, she refused any ...
  A: If your dog isn't having any symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, it's hard to say what exactly ...
schitzu training problems12/7/2009
  Q: I am in desperate need of some training advice for a 2-3 years old male, neutered schitzu. His ...
  A: Even though the dog doesn't like being crated, he still needs to be contained if he's having house ...
barking schnauzer12/6/2009
  Q: please help my 6 month old miniature barks at everything and everyone whilst out on the lead he will ...
  A: The neutering will help if the cause for the barking is hormonal, which might indeed be part of the ...
puggle12/5/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I have a 7 month old boglen terrier who was awesome and easy to train we recently ...
  A: Because you say your puppy has recently started having uncontrollable bowel movements in her crate, ...
Dog12/3/2009
  Q: My dog has patches of hair missing from her body in random places and she isnt eating her food as ...
  A: I'm sorry, nobody but a veterinarian can diagnose your puppy. I couldn't begin to guess at what the ...
Behavior12/3/2009
  Q: Our 1 year old Yorkie male(dribbles)pees on excitement and upon the family giving spontaneous praise ...
  A: It's a good idea to begin the process of helping your dog to get over this by having your vet ...
Breeding pugs12/3/2009
  Q: This is my first time breeding pugs and I was just wondering since my male got her once already and ...
  A: You didn't say how old your female dog is. A female dog should not be bred before her second heat ...
Scared chihuahua12/3/2009
  Q: My wife works at an animal shelter and recently we moved and decided to foster a 5 year old ...
  A: I am actually very familiar with this kind of problem, I was involved in Chihuahua rescue, and ...
4 week old toy pooddle12/3/2009
  Q: I'm feeding a 4 week old toy pooddle a replacement milk called "Just Born" in a puppy bottle. I just ...
  A: Just Born Milk Replacer is a fine choice for puppies, however now is the time to start to wean the ...
Minature Pinscher12/3/2009
  Q: 1. Why get a dog? 2. Vet say my dog has something like Mang? What is that? Is it deadly to him and ...
  A: Getting a dog is a purely personal decision. One usually gets a dog because they like the ...
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: A puppy needs to be contained ANY time you can't be supervising it. If accidents occur (no matter ...
Growling at our kids.12/2/2009
  Q: weve had a husky and german sheperd before this time we thaught a alaskan malamute would be a good ...
  A: At 23 weeks, your dog is still very much a puppy, who might not calm down and be a more sedate pet ...
My Dachshund has black stools12/1/2009
  Q: please help, I don´t know what to do anymore. My dog had been vomiting out of both ends for one and ...
  A: Kaopectate can turn the stool a dark color, such as black or even green. If your dog wasn't having ...
dog mites12/1/2009
  Q: my mother in law has a great dane who the vet said has mites. my dog, a bullmastiff, visits the home ...
  A: You didn't say what kind of mites your mother-in-law's dog has. Are you talking about ear mites, or ...
YORKIE LETHARGIC11/30/2009
  Q: MY YORKIE VOMITED 10 TIMES YESTERDAY AND IT SEEMS IT IS AN EFFORT FOR HIM TO JUMP ON THE BED OR ...
  A: Whether or not a dog's nose is cold in no way reflects it's health. To know if your dog is ill, ...
English bulldog behaviour!11/30/2009
  Q: My english bulldog is 1 year old and 2 months and seems to be changing his behaviour slightly. He ...
  A: I will assume that by saying your dog is urinating more, you mean that he's been having accidents in ...
sore on dog testicles11/30/2009
  Q: I have two year old beagle bulldog mix who is not yet fixed..recently noticed like a red ball or ...
  A: The sore could be an infected abrasion, it could be a fungal infection, or it might be a sign of a ...
labor and whelping11/29/2009
  Q: My lab will be 63 days tomorrow. Since Wednesday she has been acting different and her temperature ...
  A: Sixty three days is an average length for a dog's pregnancy. It can go longer, up to 72 days. The ...
Shih Tzu Strange Behaviour11/26/2009
  Q: On Monday our 6-month old Shih Tzu was spayed. She bounced back very quickly. However, since then ...
  A: Following anesthesia, some pets will have "hangovers.” They may be sleepy, nauseated, reluctant to ...
dog feeding11/26/2009
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 month old german shepard puppy and i want to start feeding it with raw meet. I would ...
  A: The fact is, no one knows whether there is any benefit to feeding a raw meat diet. At the present ...
Breeding11/25/2009
  Q: I have a fox terrier (male) and an American staffy (female). Our Staffy is currently in her first ...
  A: A female dog shouldn't be bred before he second heat cycle. Just as human teenagers may not be the ...
to much attention11/25/2009
  Q: my partner gives our dog to much attention as soon as he walks through the door to the minute we go ...
  A: There are circumstances where a dog can receive too much attention. If your dog simply does not have ...
rosie11/25/2009
  Q: hi i have a foster pup shes almost over a fear of men she doesn't like playing with anything apart ...
  A: Sadly, some dogs that have been poorly socialized just don't know how to play. But it's also true ...
under weight standard poodle11/24/2009
  Q: I have a ten year old standard poodle, who has always had digestion issues. He had bloat surgery and ...
  A: You didn't say how often you feed your dog. Eating several smaller meals (3 or 4) throughout the day ...
my dog has been bitten11/24/2009
  Q: my dog has been bitten and the wound looked like it didn't brake the skin. it just had a little red ...
  A: You shouldn't try to pop the infection. Apply a warm compresses for about 10 minutes 2-3 times per ...
dalmation11/24/2009
  Q: i have dalmation male 1 year 7 months old.the problem is that he get too exited when he see a person ...
  A: You didn't give any specifics about when your dog barks, for how long, or what you've already tried ...
licking and humping11/23/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I adopted a neutered sheltie puppy estimated at around 8 months to 1 year in June ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has been neutered. This can help stop at least some of the humping, ...
potty training on both pee pad and outside11/23/2009
  Q: we are just about to get our first pet in our apartment and i wonder how we can train him using the ...
  A: Tying to train a puppy to use house-training pads, and also to go outside is really confusing to the ...
Male dogs fighting11/22/2009
  Q: I read your answer to a previous question about 2 male dogs fighting. Your reply was to have them ...
  A: Dogs neutered late may continue to show aggression. Habitual behaviors aren't changed by neutering. ...
My Dachshund Is having Extreme Stomach pain11/21/2009
  Q: My 8 year old dachshund spayed female is having extreme stomach pain. Last week she was crying, ...
  A: Because I am not a vet I can't tell you exactly what is going on with your dog. What I can tell ...
bull mastiff mix11/20/2009
  Q: just recently found a stray bull mastiff mix , his head is big , his eyes are clear and he eats ...
  A: It's great you were able to take this dog in! You need to have the dog examined by a vet to really ...
8 yr. old pekingese11/20/2009
  Q: I have an 8 yr old Peke, when she was a puppy we fed her pedigree puppy then I switched to regular ...
  A: To see if the diet the problem here, you can try a food trial. This is a controlled method of ruling ...
My dog has spots that keep bleeding11/19/2009
  Q: I have a four year old male lab x staff. He has lumps under his chin(look a bit like boils) which ...
  A: Dogs can develop acne on their chins, lips, or muzzle. The condition starts at puberty around 5 to ...
1 year old female Pomeranian11/17/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old female Pomeranian, she is not pregnant, but her 2 lower nipples the ones near ...
  A: Female dogs can develop breast infections, growths, and tumors. If there is any heat or inflammation ...
Dogs panting and constant scratching11/17/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old shitzu male who starting yesterday constantly scratches and having a constant ...
  A: Some kinds of very itchy skin parasites are microscopic, and can only be killed with the correct ...
how old is too old11/16/2009
  Q: my dog is 13half and she is starting to pee herself,while she is sleeping. and pooping sometimes in ...
  A: A dog's breed or size must be considered when you're talking age. A 13 year old Chihuahua may not to ...
bulldog skin problem11/16/2009
  Q: My two year old English Bulldog has a bald area on each of his sides. Our Vet does not know what it ...
  A: If your dog's bald areas aren't accompanied with signs of itching, broken crusty skin, inflammation, ...
dogs11/16/2009
  Q: I have a 5 1/2 month old golden retriever and she is constipated can I give her kayro syrup in her ...
  A: Kayro syrup won't do anything to help a dog with constipation. To help this problem, give your dog a ...
Anxiety at night with senior dog11/16/2009
  Q: We have a 17 year shitzu/poodle mix named Lucy that has been crying non stop every night. She also ...
  A: Even though Lucy is under the care of your vet to treat her thyroid disorder, you should have her ...
Running with dog11/15/2009
  Q: My dog is 2 years old, 30 pounds, and a mix of beagle with some sort of terrier(s). We rescued him ...
  A: I really can't say if it's safe to run your dog as you've been doing. That's a question to ask your ...
Whining Puppy11/15/2009
  Q: Our dog is about 4.5 months old. She's a blue heeler mix, which I've been told can be rather noisy ...
  A: I may be misunderstanding your message, but it sounds like your puppy is spending entirely too many ...
15 yr old Aussie obsessively chew and lick11/15/2009
  Q: We have a wonderful 15 year old Australian Shepherd who has started to obsessively lick his front ...
  A: The first step would be to check the her paws, make sure there are no irritations or crusty skin on ...
basset hound training11/15/2009
  Q: i have a basset hound. their so cute but i have a problem, i have had her for a year and she still ...
  A: Because your dog has been going to the bathroom in your home for at least a year, it's going to take ...
9 yr old rottweiler11/14/2009
  Q: my roommates female recently came out of heat. About a week ago we noticed she had an excessive ...
  A: A female dog's heat lasts for about three weeks. During the early part of the cycle she will have ...
Itchy Paws11/13/2009
  Q: My 12 yr old female dog just came off a two month Cephelexin treatment for skin allergies. She is ...
  A: I understand your concerns over the mounting cost of vet care. It's like I said, getting control ...
chronic rhinitis11/12/2009
  Q: My dog was diagnosed with chronic rhinitis a few months ago she is 9 years old. she started having ...
  A: Since your dog's condition is chronic, have x-rays or radiographs been taken? Was a nasal biopsy ...
crate training11/12/2009
  Q: How to crate train a 14 wk old blue nose pit?
  A: Crate training is the same, no matter the dog's breed. Read about how to crate train a puppy here: ...
Shit-zu Losing hair11/12/2009
  Q: My mother has 4 shit-zu's, She has one of them that is losing her hair, her diet has not changed ...
  A: Nobody online can diagnose your mother's dog. She needs to have the dog examined by her ...
lactating dog11/12/2009
  Q: Our puppy had 7 puppies. She is barely a year old and we had no idea. Usually, we get our puppies ...
  A: Your best bet is to have your dog examined by a vet, rather than guessing as to whether or not your ...
Overweight11/11/2009
  Q: ..I have a 4 yr old mini pin named Maddie. Shortly after we got Maddie, she went into heat, however ...
  A: Increased daily exercise, in the way of leashed walks is what's going to help your dog to lose her ...
Food Aggression11/11/2009
  Q: This is a stray poodle mix, about 7 to 10 yrs old. He has severe cataracts but if you touch him ...
  A: Rather than telling the dog "no" when it comes to him eating the cat food (which he proceeds to do, ...
weight loss11/11/2009
  Q: what natural things can i do for my 13 year old lab who keeps losing weight and I don't know why ...
  A: Unexplained weight loss can mean a serious medical condition. Nobody online can diagnose your dog, ...
Metal Bowls11/10/2009
  Q: My wife thinks that using stainless steel or aluminum bowls for dog food or water is dangerous as is ...
  A: Most dogs don't have food in their bowls for very long. Once the food is put down, it's gobbled up ...
breeding my dog11/10/2009
  Q: my dog is 14months old and she is in season she got stuck with my male dog lastnite so i presume she ...
  A: Your dog isn't too young to have a litter, but there is a huge pet overpopulation problem. Everyday ...
new add dog to family11/10/2009
  Q: Have just got a chocolate lab from some very nice people that could not keep him. He is 5yrs old, we ...
  A: You didn't say if any of these dogs have been spayed or neutered. Having all neutered males or a mix ...
My Pregent Dog11/9/2009
  Q: My Dog is Pregent, But I dont know what kind of dog got to her. I also dont know when she is ...
  A: If it's early enough in the pregnancy, a vet can terminate it. There's no reason to have your dog ...
newfoundland11/9/2009
  Q: my 2 year old newf occasionally scoots her but on the grass/carpet. her bowel movements look good. ...
  A: More likely than not, your dog has a case of blocked anal glands. Anal glands are two small glands ...
Too much water for pup?11/9/2009
  Q: My newish (week and a half here) pup, an 18 week old Pug started being treated 4 days ago for ...
  A: It's really typical for Pugs to make a all sorts of snurfling kind of sounds, due to their short ...
Skin Disorders11/9/2009
  Q: I have a white boxer. Shes about two years old. She recently had a red raised spot show up on her ...
  A: Since your dog hasn't responded to your attempts at treating whatever skin condition this is, it's ...
lime sulfur dips11/8/2009
  Q: my dog is being treated with the lime sulfur dips. once a week for six weeks. i was just wondering ...
  A: Unfortunately, the lime sulfur has a smell like rotten eggs, and I sort of doubt if anything, ...
dogs11/8/2009
  Q: five got a stafford bull terior and a staffy mix grayhound and seens neutoring him a month ago his ...
  A: I will assue that your dog was at least 4 years old when you had him neutered. Adult dogs that have ...
Older dog being bullied by new dog.11/7/2009
  Q: I'm writing as I'm a little concerned about my 9 year old golden retriever. Six weeks ago we got a ...
  A: Your older dog may come alive around other dogs, but a puppy is a whole other animal, so to speak. A ...
dog poop11/7/2009
  Q: could you tell me where dogs are aloud to poo.I know it not aloud in public places but what about ...
  A: You'd have to contact your local town clerk and ask this question, the answer will vary depending on ...
Dog Labor11/7/2009
  Q: I know you get tons of these questions so I am sorry :( I have a Boxer that is currently pregnant. ...
  A: It's quite possible your dog is at 56 days, and not at 62 days as you've estimated. Conception can ...
Brittany Spaniel11/6/2009
  Q: I have an 11yr old Brittany and he is losing weight to the point of counting ribs and seeing his ...
  A: As a matter of fact, I do an an idea! How about having your dog examined by a veterinarian? Nobody ...
Doggie Bm's11/5/2009
  Q: Our dog has been with us for a while now (awesome rescue dog). He had no problems before we moved ...
  A: It's really not uncommon for a dog to have a lapse in house training after a move, even if the house ...
Two Dogs or Three?11/4/2009
  Q: For the last 12 years, we have had two black Labradors (litter mates) and these dogs were our pride ...
  A: I have three dogs, and they get along wonderfully, so I'm here to tell you that it can be done! It ...
Old Yorkshire Terrier11/4/2009
  Q: I have a 17 year old Yorkshire Terrier. Is it really necessary to have him get his ...
  A: At seventeen, your dog probably has all the antibodies he needs to protect himself from ...
English Mastiff in labor11/3/2009
  Q: .. Going by the last day they stuck she is due Nov.12... going from all days I would pin it around ...
  A: You didn't say the date your dog was bred, so I can't tell you if your calculations for the due date ...
Mastiff with Pyoderma11/3/2009
  Q: Brutus is a 5yr old English Mastiff and he belongs to my fiance. He has been sick for a month now. ...
  A: Did your regular vet do smears of the pustules, or crusty areas to give you the diagnosis Pyoderma? ...
dog pulling out hair11/2/2009
  Q: my mom has a dog and he has been pulling out his hair by his back leg , can you tell me why and ...
  A: Sometimes dogs can harm themselves with excessive licking, chewing or hair pulling, so it is ...
worms11/2/2009
  Q: my girl rottweiller/german shepard has worms that look like rice, she has vomited, she skoots and ...
  A: Metronidazole is an antibiotic which is commonly used to treat protozoal infections and anaerobic ...
Your Experience with High Anxiety Dogs11/1/2009
  Q: I have a boxer I adopted. While she is high anxiety, the only time it is a problem is when her nails ...
  A: Not allowing anyone to handle their feet, and to HATE having their nails cut is very common for ...
13yr old labrador11/1/2009
  Q: my 13 yr old lab has just started showing signs of getting old her hind legs are not capable of ...
  A: Try to get a sample of your dog's urine by placing something like a pie tin under her when she ...
running in house11/1/2009
  Q: hi i have 2 staffies they are generally well behaved and obedient but everytime i bring them in the ...
  A: Your dogs are just excited. If you were to train your dogs the "sit and stay" on commands, you could ...
senior dog peeing in house11/1/2009
  Q: My female, spayed, senior dog, she is 17 years old. Has started squatting and peeing in the house, ...
  A: Urinary incontinence is very common in older female dogs, and so are urinary tract infections. It ...
Potty Training10/31/2009
  Q: We have a one year old Boxer that we rescued 4 months ago. He used to pee in his crate but got over ...
  A: Here are directions on how to train a dog to ring a bell when he wants to go outside: ...
My two dogs.10/31/2009
  Q: A few days ago, I got a text from a friend asking me if I wanted a jack Russell terrier, and We said ...
  A: Is "Sassy" is your newly adopted Jack Russell Terrier? If the kind of mange KD had was Demodectic ...
puppy throwing up10/30/2009
  Q: I have two wire hair puppies, 6 weeks old. everytime they eat thier food they throw up and try to ...
  A: You didn't say what food you're feeding your puppies. They should receive a puppy food diet for ...
pea pods10/30/2009
  Q: are fresh pea pods ok for dogs and how much. Mine love them and I have noticed that they graze on ...
  A: Yes, fresh pea pods are safe to feed a dog. Grass is also safe for dogs, as long as it hasn't been ...
dashound info10/29/2009
  Q: will dashounds greive to death if they are seperated from each other after four years? i have two ...
  A: Bonded dogs, no matter the breed, may be overwhelmed by stress if they are separated. This will vary ...
vaccination delay10/29/2009
  Q: my baby is an almost three year old german shepherd. his annual vaccination was due a month back. ...
  A: If you are happy with your current vet, there really isn't a reason to change doctors. A dog's ...
Too many dogs10/29/2009
  Q: I'm a pet sitter with a client who has 6 dogs, 3 have physical disabilities. These dogs are all ...
  A: While I agree with you, that dogs need care, attention and training. As far as the law goes, the ...
House training when I work full time10/28/2009
  Q: I'm bringing home 10 week old puppy tomorrow night and am taking all the time off I can which is 4 ...
  A: Congratulation on your impending puppy! You need to be realistic about the house training of your ...
wetting in house10/28/2009
  Q: We have two poodles they are 5%266 years old . they have picked up the habit of wetting in the house ...
  A: You didn't say if your dogs are male or female, or if they have been spayed or neutered. Intact ...
1st litter for me of my chinese crested10/28/2009
  Q: what do i need for a box after she has the puppies what will i need to do to be ready for them how ...
  A: The person you directed your question to was either unwilling or unable to answer your question, so ...
Stunted growth10/27/2009
  Q: I have a three year old dog(female Dobermann) who really is short. I was wondering if you could ...
  A: Your dog may be smaller than the average Doberman because of her spinal problem. It's also possible ...
Dog hair is thining in an 8inch oval on back10/27/2009
  Q: Please Help! I have a 4 year miniature schnauzer. I noticed a few days ago that the hair on his back ...
  A: Nobody on line can diagnose your dog. You need to have have him examined by a veterinarian. This can ...
Lump on my Dog's neck10/26/2009
  Q: ! thank you for taking the time to answer my question or even read it! I discovered a lump on my ...
  A: A fine needle aspiration is not always diagnostic, but in most cases, the technique will provide a ...
Female Boxer spayed10/26/2009
  Q: My son and I own a beloved Boxer female, (Tequila) about 4 years old. Last year she had 9 puppies, ...
  A: Your son's dog is not too old to be spayed! There is pain associated with all surgery, be sure ...
Dog housetraining10/26/2009
  Q: Have a 2.5 yr old male pomeranian that was a rescue and neutered a month ago. There is another ...
  A: If this is a marking problem, it should die down as your dog's hormone levels decrease after being ...
Vicks Vapor Rub10/26/2009
  Q: I've read that you can put a dab of Vicks Vapor Rub under a female's tail to mask the scent. My ...
  A: No, the scent which alerts a male dog that a female is in heat is hormonal, it's not an actual odor ...
Kerosene poisoning?10/25/2009
  Q: I just picked up 4 puppies yesterday from a neighbors house, all of which are in poor condition. ...
  A: The puppies may well be having a reaction to their Kerosene. Kerosene and gasoline are toxic to ...
dog10/25/2009
  Q: i no this is a horrible thing 2 ask but my dog killed a hedgehog a wild hedgehog and i was wondering ...
  A: Usually, Hedgehogs do not carry rabies or other diseases, so that's a very good thing. Hedgehogs ...
my dog Sarge10/24/2009
  Q: I am hoping with my question that you may have seen it before as I have been researching on my own ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I haven't experienced anything like what Sarge is going through. You didn't say how ...
Brussels Griffon's fatigue10/24/2009
  Q: Patti, About 2 weeks ago my dog was not walking properly. The vet determined that it was ...
  A: There really isn't aren't any typical behaviors to expect after a dog has a stroke. It's an ...
Vet bills10/23/2009
  Q: I saved at our local pound last month and have had medical issues ever since. She started coughing ...
  A: Most cases of Kennel Cough clear up on it's own, without medical treatment. When more aggressive ...
10 Month old Maltese- Urinating in the living room10/23/2009
  Q: My 10 month old Maltese keeps urinating on the living room carpet? My fiance doesn't want to get ...
  A: Getting your dog neutered can help if the problem is marking, and not a house training issue. There ...
prepuce infection10/23/2009
  Q: i understand yu are not a vet but i wonder if you have had any dogs that keep getting prepuce ...
  A: Your vet isn't "sucking up money", your dog has a recurring condition which requires medical care. ...
crate training10/22/2009
  Q: My partner and I have had our Hungarian Viszla for a week now. We are crate training her, She loves ...
  A: At first, crate your pup for short periods of time while you are home with her. In fact, crate ...
RED ITCHY PAWS10/22/2009
  Q: I HAVE TWO AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIERS AND ONE OF THEM HAS SEVERE DRY AND RED PAWS AND GOING UP HIS ...
  A: This isn't a question of breed, it's a question of disease, and experience in treating this kind of ...
Dog labor10/22/2009
  Q: I am your typical dog owner, and i love my dogs. I have a female cocker spaniel who is five years ...
  A: The cost of raising a litter of puppies is far more expensive than spaying a dog. If you can't ...
Splitting up with dogs10/21/2009
  Q: I have 2 wonderful puggles 2.5 & 3.5 years respectively. My girlfriend of 6 years and I ended our ...
  A: How well the two dogs would do if they were split up, really depends on the temperaments of the ...
potty training10/21/2009
  Q: All I read is that potty training takes 7 days. I have been following all advice for 4 months. It ...
  A: The reality of house training is that it can take up to a year. It's entirely dependent on how well ...
my dog10/20/2009
  Q: Why is my dog eating his own poop ?
  A: The technical term for a dog that eats poop is "Coprophagia". Nobody really knows why a dog does ...
Collie behaviour10/20/2009
  Q: I have a lovely semi-rescue border collie. He does not have the best life as he is left alone in ...
  A: It's not uncommon for a dog to back away when you reach towards him. It's called being "hand shy". ...
old dog10/20/2009
  Q: I recently had to put down my 10 year old dog, one day he just fine and the next couple of days he ...
  A: I'm very sorry for the loss of your dog. Depending on your dog's breed, or size, it's possible he ...
Itchy ear10/20/2009
  Q: My toy poodle keeps shaking her head as if trying to shake something off. She continues to scratch ...
  A: The itching is only a symptom of a problem, relieving the itch won't do anything to treat the ...
Aggressive behavior indoors10/19/2009
  Q: I have a female Great Dane/Greyhound mix that I rescued from the shelter a while back. I also have ...
  A: It's a lot more common to have aggression problems with two female dogs, rather than a male and a ...
Beagle Pain syndrome10/19/2009
  Q: Was wondering if you ever owned a beagle that has suffered from this, if so what form of treatment ...
  A: Beagle Pain Syndrome is also called Steroid Responsive Meningitis, or SRM. There are several breeds ...
Hair growing through dogs paw10/19/2009
  Q: I noticed that my golden retriever wasn't using her right front paw. When I checked the pads of her ...
  A: Because your dog is not wanting to use her paw, you need to assume she's in pain. I can't tell what ...
pee problems!10/18/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old Lhasso Apso who was castrated about 2 weeks ago. For about a week now he has ...
  A: Surgery is stressful and can throw both humans and dog out of their normal routine. I would go back ...
Urination10/17/2009
  Q: My dog Barney is a English Springer Spaniel and is almost 15 yrs old and weighs 53 pounds. For the ...
  A: Yes, there are prescription medications that can help Barney. The medication available to assist in ...
Mystery GI disorder10/16/2009
  Q: I wonder if you might have come across a similar story of a worsening GI problem. We have a 6yrs old ...
  A: Borborygmus (as you may already know) occurs in healthy pets, but may also develop as a consequence ...
older dogs10/16/2009
  Q: the love of my life is my 8 year old pittbull rottweilder mix.i have recently found out that she is ...
  A: It's your veterinarian who should be the one to decide if your dog is healthy enough for the rigors ...
toy poodle10/15/2009
  Q: I have a toy poodle that is 6 months old. She recently got a hold of a single packet of sweet n ...
  A: Sweet and Low is Saccharin, and that is generally regarded as safe for dogs. For the next two days, ...
over due dog10/15/2009
  Q: My boston has been pregnant for 68 days. What should I do?
  A: In dogs, gestation normally lasts 9 weeks (63 days) but that's an average. Puppies may be delivered ...
floor chewing10/15/2009
  Q: i have a boxer/pit breed thats about 8 months old..and she wont stop chewing up my linoleum ...
  A: Punishing your dog after the fact is quite useless, you are correct, she has no idea why she's being ...
10 week old Snorkie/Chiuahuah mix10/15/2009
  Q: Patty, Just about 3 days ago, I got a 10 week old puppy named "Boo". He os a Snorkie/Chiuahuah mix. ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Because you only got your puppy about three days ago, he's ...
DOG SLING10/14/2009
  Q: I have a shi-zu dog male, and he was hit by a car and his left front leg is paralyzed. it drags on ...
  A: A sling wouldn't help your dog, it doesn't sound as though your dog is able to use the leg. A leg ...
dog spitting up10/14/2009
  Q: my dog is a 10 year old,14 lb cairn terrier I had her for 8 years.she spits up a clear/whiteish ...
  A: Your dog throwing up a clear to whitish (or even a yellowish) fluid just means her stomach was empty ...
small black marks10/14/2009
  Q: We have a 10 year old miniature Schnauzer and recently noticed he was scratching his neck a lot. The ...
  A: Scratching so severe as to cause hair loss is something your veterinarian should examine. Besides ...
dog travel10/13/2009
  Q: We are going to Mexico and want to take our 2 yorkies, I am wondering what shots you need to take ...
  A: Not being Canadian, I can't tell you what paperwork you might need (if any) to bring your dogs back ...
Pup- Pees in crate10/13/2009
  Q: I just got an Alaskan Klee Kai pup about 3 weeks ago. He will be 16 weeks old tomorrow, Oct 14th. ...
  A: Some puppies urinate uncontrollably at moments of excitement, greetings, etc.. Excitement urination, ...
my pittbull is in heat10/13/2009
  Q: I HAVE A FEMALE PITTBULL HER NAME IS MIA SHE IS 8 MTHS GOING TO 9MTHS IN NOV 14 SHE IS BLEEDING I ...
  A: Had you done a little reading when you got your puppy, you would have become familiar with the heat ...
sleep anxiety?10/12/2009
  Q: We have a 5 year old shepherd/husky mix neutered male named Riley. We sleep upstairs with a baby ...
  A: I can't say why Riley is suddenly fearful at night. He may be reacting to several situations like a ...
12 month old bichon frise10/12/2009
  Q: 2 days ago , has been drinking excessive amounts of water . therefore she is urinating excessively, ...
  A: I think you're correct, any of those diseases are a possibility. Now it's time to have your dog ...
Vicious fighting between two females10/12/2009
  Q: I have two female rescue dogs - Julia, a 20 lb. rat terrier mix, was my first dog whom I adopted ...
  A: I can't say why the friction between Alice and Julia has gotten worse lately. It might be because, ...
7 week old puppy not eating10/11/2009
  Q: I just adopted a seven week old Cairn Yorkie mix this past Friday from a rescue. He is not eating ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a puppy! Arriving to a new home, and leaving everything that was ...
Benson10/11/2009
  Q: Hi Patti. I have male dogs. is a 13 year old Rough Collie named Benson. .Benson is in heat! Some ...
  A: Female dogs, unlike people do not have a menopause. Their heat cycles may slow or become erratic as ...
Golden Retriever very Coward10/11/2009
  Q: My golden is called Stitch he is 7 month old now he is the most coward dog ever seen I tried to ...
  A: Dogs are individuals, just like people. Working with a private trainer probably has helped your ...
Re; My 4 month old puppy10/11/2009
  Q: I have a 4 month old Shih-Tzu puppy. Just got her 3 weeks ago. I had 2 more. I love this breed of ...
  A: I'm sorry for the loss of your two other dogs. The loss of a pet is always a very sad thing to go ...
dogs teeth10/11/2009
  Q: I have a mini dachshund. He is 1 year old. On the top of his mouth, he has his teeth, obviously. But ...
  A: If the tooth is a deciduous tooth, or "baby tooth", and does not fall out it's called a ""retained ...
dog pulling hair out10/10/2009
  Q: I hope this isnt considered a medical question but I have a Blue Merle Sheltie that was rescued from ...
  A: I'm not understanding your question. Does your dog pull out his hair during thunderstorms, or is ...
older dogs and doggie door10/9/2009
  Q: I have recently rescued a little Chihuahua puppy. He is only 8 months old and I installed a doggie ...
  A: I don't know if your older dog will get the hang of the doggie door if he's afraid of pushing on ...
Older dog pooping & peeing in the house10/8/2009
  Q: We have an 8 yr old male Husky, who has been neutered when he was 6 mths old. Just in the last few ...
  A: Your dog may well have been totally fine five months ago when he was last checked by your vet, but ...
Coping with Incontinence10/8/2009
  Q: Abi, my 8 year old female spayed pit bull, seemed to lose her vision over a couple of weeks. Our ...
  A: I'm very sorry to hear of Abi's condition. If Abi is still receiving Prednisone, that could also ...
litter training a chorkie10/8/2009
  Q: I am looking at getting a chorkie (chiuhuaua/yorkie) puppy. I want to litter train the dog because ...
  A: The person you directed your message to declined to answer it, and the message was sent to a ...
New puppy with crusty fur10/8/2009
  Q: I adopted my 5 month old Pomeranian 8 days ago from the Humane Society. We realized immediately he ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what condition your puppy has. It could be Kennel Cough, or another ...
my pit bull10/8/2009
  Q: last week i found a small round (like the size of a quarter) thick patch of skin under her right ...
  A: If these patches were bee stings, your dog would have been bothered by them from the start, there ...
puppy won't sleep10/7/2009
  Q: I have a 5.5 month ADT - this is my 4th Airedale,so pretty much aware of their personalities and ...
  A: It's great you're giving your puppy the training and exercise she needs. This will all pay off in ...
fur markings10/7/2009
  Q: i have run into a situation. i relinquished a dog to the SPCA in jan '02. at the time, my dog was ...
  A: It's totally possible that the dog you gave up for adoption in 2002 is the same dog your co-worker ...
Is my dog going in to labor?10/6/2009
  Q: My Boxer is pregnant, around day 59 with her second litter. She is being very lazy and sleeping a ...
  A: If your dog acting lazy and sleeping a lot isn't a sign that labor is beginning. At this point of ...
agressive behavior in deaf puppies10/6/2009
  Q: i have a 1 year old female pitbull mix that we adopter abouit a month ago dova is a special girl she ...
  A: Deaf dogs need training the same as dogs that can hear. The following sites should be helpful, they ...
Stomach Rumblings10/6/2009
  Q: I have a 5 year old rescued Greyhound that I’ve had for about 2 years with no problems. Lately, ...
  A: You say your dog seems to be in discomfort and has loud stomach noises but not diarrhea until after ...
pregnant pitbulls10/6/2009
  Q: i would like to know how i tell if my pitbull is in labour....she is pacing back and forth and is ...
  A: Hopefully you're reading this before your dog gave birth! The reply time is the big drawback to any ...
8 yr old Siberian Husky afraid to go outside10/6/2009
  Q: We've had our 8 year old Siberian Husky since 6 months of age. Until recently, she has been an ...
  A: I can't say what caused your dog's fear of being left in her kennel or left alone in your home. If ...
why10/6/2009
  Q: why is a dog named a dog?
  A: According to the Wikipedia, the English word "dog" comes from Middle English "dogge", which came ...
dog needs to gain weight10/5/2009
  Q: I have a 13 month old doberman. I need to get some weight on her. I have her on Wellness Core, ...
  A: If you haven't already done so, it be a good idea to have your veterinarian examine your dog to rule ...
promethyasul and dogs10/5/2009
  Q: I need to treat my goldfish in a pond which my Newfoundland likes to drink from , is Promethyasul ...
  A: I couldn't find any info saying Promethyasul toxic, I know on the package it usually is marked ...
Female Dog10/4/2009
  Q: I don't know if you can help me with this or not. My female dog (mixed breed, pomeranian/miniature ...
  A: Female dogs are prone to develop urinary tract infections as well as bacterial and yeast infections. ...
sick shitzu10/3/2009
  Q: i have a 3-4 year old shitzu dog and here lately he has been screaming bloody murder. we though it ...
  A: Have you examined your dog to see if you can see what's causing your dog such distess? Many times ...
palm tree seeds/dogs10/3/2009
  Q: Are Queen palm seeds/fruit poisonous to dogs?
  A: According to the ASPCA: "There is currently no data indicating that Queen Palm (Cocos plumose or ...
Rubbing10/3/2009
  Q: My dog is almost 3 years old and I have had him for almost a year. He was rescued from a home where ...
  A: First, have you ruled out a skin problem which may be the under laying cause for the rubbing ...
puppies adjusting to eldely dogs10/3/2009
  Q: We have a 10 yr old female healthy sheltie and will soon be getting a sheltie male pup. What is ...
  A: If your Sheltie is well-socialized and has a with good temperament, she may shrug off the puppy's ...
dog10/1/2009
  Q: i have a 6 yr old lhasa apso .she been snapping at air for about 1 yr .ive notice she doing it more ...
  A: A puppy that's dominate or aggressive is going to grow up to be even more domineering and ...
Submissive Urination9/30/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old goldendoodle (Bella) that is very submissive to her sister, Lola an 82lb ...
  A: First, has Bella always done this submissive urination, or is it a fairly new habit? If it's not ...
older dog and hardwood floors9/30/2009
  Q: We just installed hardwood floors and our 14 year old border collie cannot get up off of them due to ...
  A: Laying down non-slip rugs or runners is what I would have recommended to help your dog. If he won't ...
9 month potty trained dog9/30/2009
  Q: my dog was toilet trained but after coming into her first heat she is starting to wee inside. it is ...
  A: A female dog can have more frequent urination during it's heat cycle. It's impossible to guess at ...
my dog has inflamed bumps on her paws9/30/2009
  Q: my dog has inflamed swollen bumps between one toe on each paw that she licks obsessively. I have ...
  A: This thing you are seeing between your dog's toes could be a mass, a fluid filled pocket or pus ...
bad behaviors9/29/2009
  Q: I have a yorkie/snauzer mix,he's about 7mths old. i keep him enclosed with a gate in the kitchen ...
  A: Giving your puppy some intense exercise just before you leave your house to go to school is probably ...
dog food9/29/2009
  Q: My dog has always had TERRIBLE bad breath. I have tried scaling her teeth and brushing with dog ...
  A: Diet can most definitely cause bad breath in dogs. You didn't say what brand food you're now ...
no subject9/29/2009
  Q: My lab is 13.5 yrs old. She is drinking a lot of water and peeing all over our house. She has been ...
  A: Increased drinking certainly sounds like a kidney disorder. Is your dog taking any medications? ...
Shihtzu won't eat alergy food9/28/2009
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 year old Shihtzu that has allergies to all meats (chicken, beef, pork, lamb and ...
  A: Luckily, there are several really good "over the counter" hypoallergenic dog foods these days that ...
i need help with my dog9/28/2009
  Q: my dog has one side of her mouth swollen......it doesnt look normal and shes not eating....shes only ...
  A: I'm sorry by nobody online can diagnose your dog for you. Your dog needs to be examined by a ...
bloodsuckers9/27/2009
  Q: i have two dogs. One is a German Shepherd and the other is Sharpie. i have found a BUNCH of blood ...
  A: I will assume by "blood suckers" you mean leeches (una Sanguijuela?). You can remove the leeches if ...
Dog won't stop scratching!9/26/2009
  Q: We have a toy pomeranian that we rescued from a shelter. We gave him advantage a few weeks ago, but ...
  A: There is nothing over the counter which would be as effective as the prescription medication your ...
house breaking an older dog.9/26/2009
  Q: We adopted a terrier mix from the Animal shelter. He is a wonderful, well trained dog. His age is ...
  A: Until your dog is reliably house trained, don't let him have the run of your home when you're not ...
Dog adoption9/26/2009
  Q: I have a male,8 months beagle,he's nice and very social.My friend told me that his dad want to kill ...
  A: If your dog likes the company of other dogs, taking in your friend's dog might work out. If your ...
Feeding guide9/25/2009
  Q: I have a new baby Shih Tzu I rescued a couple months ago... She will be turning 8 months old on Oct. ...
  A: If you don't want to follow the guidelines on the package cut back on the amount of food you're ...
Dogs9/24/2009
  Q: 1. Am I right, the best pet to have is a small dogs? 2. Of the top three small dogs: 1. Boston ...
  A: There is no "best pet", getting a dog is an entirely person decision. The dog that's right for ...
pug food9/24/2009
  Q: I want to know if it's okay to feed my pug small amounts of raw filet mignon with her kibble; and ...
  A: Theses days there is a passionate debate over whether or not it's healthy to feed dogs raw meat, ...
bullmastiff9/24/2009
  Q: i took him to the vets and was told he has a torn ligament in his bak right leg.surgery will be 1600 ...
  A: Veterinary fees can vary by location. You could "shop around", call vets in your area and see what ...
lost of hair9/24/2009
  Q: pj ,my toy poodle had to be scraped a month ago due to flea allergy,how long does it take for hair ...
  A: Hair growth rate varies from dog to dog, and in cycles, the hair of a dog does not grow ...
Golden retriever self harming9/24/2009
  Q: I have a four year old male golden retriever from a puppy, I also have two small children and am a ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has a separation anxiety. It would probably help to get your dog used to not ...
Beagle Potty Training9/23/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old beagle that has never been completely house broken. She will ask to go out when ...
  A: First, have you ever had your dog checked for a urinary tract infection? This is common in female ...
German Shepard9/23/2009
  Q: I'd like to know what is best to feed my boy ( he is 90-100# German Shepard named Husker ) whom has ...
  A: Eukanuba makes several different formulas, you need to read the package of whichever food you're ...
can tears cause hair loss around a dogs eyes9/23/2009
  Q: i went on vacation, and left my Daushaund at a kenel. upon picking him up, he has black around his ...
  A: Dogs do not cry tears, so even if your dog was crying while at the kennel, that would not account ...
kidney failure...9/23/2009
  Q: ..I hope my story isn't too long. I just want to give you some background info after asking my ...
  A: I'm sorry your dog isn't doing well lately. Her weight loss, lethargy, coat and skin problems, mouth ...
swollen ear9/22/2009
  Q: my cocker spaniel has a very swollen ear and i have no money to take him to vet. the name of what he ...
  A: I think the word you're looking for is "hematoma". A hematoma on a dog ear is when blood vessels in ...
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 really no such thing as a "totally" non-shedding dog. All dogs shed at least a little hair ...
Sheba Inu9/22/2009
  Q: I have a cream colored Sheba Inu (Zoey) 8 months old. We worked with her as a wee pup, ...
  A: I can't guess at why Zoey has just started chewing. This current destructive habit may or may not be ...
Sleeping9/22/2009
  Q: we have a 2 yo x terrior that we adopted from the Lions Hearing Dogs. They adopted him from the ...
  A: When it's cold or raining can your dog stay in your laundry room, as he was doing before you bought ...
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: Buying a dog from a reputable breeder is wise because they don't have profits as their motivation or ...
dog marking9/21/2009
  Q: I have a rescued male mini pooodle who is perfect in all ways but that after 6 months he is still ...
  A: Enzymatic cleaners can help, as they remove odors, but it's not a substitute for supervision. Do not ...
Rash on dog's eye9/21/2009
  Q: My one year old rottweiler seems to have a rash on the outside of her eye. She's losing hair around ...
  A: There are many diseases and conditions which can cause a dog to lose hair, ranging from autoimmune ...
red irritated on private area9/21/2009
  Q: I asked a question last night about my Chihuahua. This morning she doesn't want to go to the ...
  A: If her skin is broken, don't apply an astringent such as the Witch Hazel or the tea bag, it may ...
red irritated private area female dog9/21/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could offer me a suggestion on what to do about my female dog that just ...
  A: Without knowing if your dog is in pain, or if she's itching it's hard to suggest a home remedy to ...
panic attacks9/21/2009
  Q: I rescued a female lab/cocker mix puppy one year ago. She has shown fear of men, kids, and cars. I ...
  A: It's really hard to say when or if your dog will ever be "normal" when it comes to her comfort level ...
Nearly 9month Bichon x Maltese9/20/2009
  Q: We have a nearly female month Bichon x Maltese who has recently came on heat. We also have a 5 year ...
  A: A female dog shouldn't be bred before she is two years old. Just as it's a bad idea for human ...
growth on 13yr-old beloved Lab9/20/2009
  Q: hey Patti, Regretfully, I am in a position with a brand new baby at home and my husband was ...
  A: Your dog's problem with solid food is probably due to a tooth decay or periodontal disease. She may ...
Salty Scent in Dogs9/19/2009
  Q: I have a 7 year old Doberman/Shar Pei mix who emits a slightly dusty, salty odor strongly ...
  A: The "corn chip" smell is probably coming from your dog's feet. This isn't at all uncommon. Dogs have ...
Dogs licking my dog's penis9/19/2009
  Q: I have a rescued Shepard mix, 9 year old male, neutered since puppyhood. Still acts like he's a ...
  A: Unfortunately, this is some dogs ideas of saying hello. Just like the butt sniffs. LOL If your dog ...
still having accidents at 10 months9/19/2009
  Q: Please help, my daschund is 10 months old and was in heat 2 wks ago. It seems like since then she ...
  A: Your dog might well be marking, and not having house training accidents. This isn't uncommon before ...
my staffishire bull terrier9/18/2009
  Q:
  A: The earliest method of pregnancy detection is an ultrasound. It's a nice test because it is ...
My sisters dog is jealous of my new puppy9/18/2009
  Q: I recently got a new puppy and he is only 12 weeks old. I work all day and my sister said she is ...
  A: All puppies are pretty hyper, it's normal for puppies to have boundless levels of energy. It would ...
running away9/17/2009
  Q: i have a 7 month old collie. she is really friendly and lovable. my next door neighbors have dogs ...
  A: It's almost a guarantee that your dog will get pregnant, and you'll be dealing with an unplanned ...
flea wash9/16/2009
  Q: i washed my dog with a flea shampoo and now 2 days later she is yelping when she shakes and if i ...
  A: An adverse reaction to a flea shampoo would be more like vomiting or acting lethargic, than yelping. ...
spaying9/16/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 3 year old chihuahua that weighs about 2 1/2-3 pounds. They needed to spay her ...
  A: Your dog may well have an inner layer of sutures that won't be visible. These would be the kind that ...
House Training problem9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 10 week GSD, I've been following guidelines in house training her which seems to be going ...
  A: It sounds like your puppy is doing remarkably well, actually. You must remember: she is only a ...
potty training!!!9/16/2009
  Q: i have a female yorkie about 4 months old, i just bought her and have had her about 3 weeks, i ...
  A: Your puppy isn't "locked up", she's being contained because she's not yet house trained. Not ...
sudden chewing9/15/2009
  Q: my pup is nine months old now, she is house trained but suddenly she started chewing things that ...
  A: It would help your dog immensely if you gave her a good long walk or run before leaving her home ...
Growling dog9/15/2009
  Q: I am an approved foster home for American Eskimo dogs. I got a rescue dog three weeks ago who was ...
  A: It sounds like you're doing everything right, and you're already seeing some progress. It's only ...
Whiny Dog9/15/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old male American Staff cross and whenever i put his leash on he whines really loud ...
  A: Not wanting to walk your dog may cause your dog to develop all sorts of behavioral problems, ranging ...
Sick Pitt/american bulldog mix9/14/2009
  Q: My 2yr old dog has a hard lump o his jawline that has gotton bigger the past 24hrs and now hangs ...
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. If you are having trouble afford veterinary care, ...
breeding9/14/2009
  Q: I have a cur bitch dog that we bred to our male she is showing all the signs of being pregnant ...
  A: If your female dog is due the first week of October, she's probably beginning to look pregnant, so ...
puppies9/14/2009
  Q: We were thinking of getting him a playmate who would be a tiny pup and also a cross breed.We are ...
  A: Getting a second puppy is a good idea if your current dog enjoys the company of other dogs! Not all ...
Regarding my dog's health condition9/14/2009
  Q: My dog is a Doberman aged 4.He weighs 31.8kg. He is having some skin problem and is feeling itchy ...
  A: First, and most simplest, you need to rule out fleas as the problem for your dog's itching. You may ...
puppy biting9/14/2009
  Q: we just got a new springer spaneil puppy and we all love her very much, but its just that she wont ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Biting and mouthing are normal behaviors for puppies, but they ...
introducing new puppy9/14/2009
  Q: so i just got a 7 week rotti and im trying to introduce her to my 1 year and 8 month old boxer. now ...
  A: You should keep your older dog's life as "normal" as possible, and stick to his or her regular ...
dog food9/13/2009
  Q: I actually have 2 questions. First what do you think about dogswell vitality dry dog food. Second, ...
  A: I'll assume you're asking about the Dogswell Vitality Chicken & Oats Recipe. Based on the ingredient ...
New puppy9/13/2009
  Q: Good day, I have just a quick question regarding my new puppy. She is a German Shepherd/Belgian ...
  A: Even though you've had your puppy de-wormed once, she needs to be wormed again. The last batch of ...
Retriever's broken paw :-(9/12/2009
  Q: My 6 month old golden retriever fell down the patio steps yesterday and landed wrong. He limped not ...
  A: You have questions regarding the proper treatment your dog requires, you and your dog would be much ...
agressive male dog behavior9/12/2009
  Q: I have a 5yr. old jack rusell and a 8month chihuahua i am going crazy with my jack rusell his name ...
  A: I hope you like puppies, because that's in your future! A dog's heat cycle lasts 21 days on average, ...
dont have money 4 vet please help9/12/2009
  Q: my puppy is probly 3 months old and the lump is a little bigger then a golf ball it hangs between ...
  A: Generally if it comes up that quickly and is painful, it's more likely to something like an abscess. ...
lock jaw9/11/2009
  Q: My 1.5 male rottie has just been to the vet and I was told he has lockjaw---very swollen jaw, ...
  A: Lockjaw, or "Tetanus" as it's also called isn't a breed specific disease, any dog of any age can get ...
dog neutering9/11/2009
  Q: .i had my dog neutered 3 days ago and he has been fine. This evening i noticed i huge blood like ...
  A: You didn't say if the filled swelling was located at the site of the incision or not, I will assume ...
Heartbroken after giving away our dog9/11/2009
  Q: We had to give away our 2 year old labrador- landlord's orders. I'm heartbroken since and really ...
  A: I'm very sorry that you had to give up your dog! It's probably best to let your dog bond with his ...
my dog is losing alot of fur also he has kind of a rash9/11/2009
  Q: My dog is losing alot of fur, also it looks like he has a rash, but I know he has fleas and I have ...
  A: If your dog is loosing fur, he needs to be examined by a veterinarian. Fur loss is usually ...
my puppy has a toothace. I think9/10/2009
  Q: Please help my puppy, Juliet. we think she has a toothache. when we try to open her mouth she ...
  A: You're probably right, your dog might be having a toothache, or another problem such as something ...
Dog Food9/10/2009
  Q: In have 2 dogs, 1 is 1/2 maltese and 1/2 Bichon and the other is 1/2 shih zu and 1/2 poodle. I was ...
  A: I agree. Beneful is by no means a quality dog food! The primary ingredients of that food are: ground ...
dogs and vinyl fencing9/9/2009
  Q: I AM DEVELOPING A DOG PARK IN OUR COMMUNITY. ARE THERE ANY ISSUES OR CONCERNS REGARDING USING A ...
  A: I know of no problems associated with vinyl coated fencing. The coated fencing is more expensive ...
Blisters aroound dogs mouth9/9/2009
  Q: I have a pit bull/boxer age 16 months..She has acquired blisters around her mouth..Where her ...
  A: Your dog might have canine acne, but that is really a guess, being that I haven't ever seen your ...
is this normal9/9/2009
  Q: i have a staffy cross lab pup, she is 3 yrs old, any time i leave the house for any longer that 20 ...
  A: If your dog spends almost all of her time with you, it really doesn't matter if there are other ...
foot infection9/8/2009
  Q: Im not sure if you can help me but my dog has got a very hard bit on the bottom of her paw it feels ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian, so she can get diagnosed and treated. Otherwise ...
loud licking air9/8/2009
  Q: My lab/retriever for the last week has been doing this weird load licking of his front lips. He has ...
  A: It's best for you to have your dog examined before going away on vacation. The air licking can be ...
Signs that my dog might be in labor!!9/8/2009
  Q: I have an american bulldog who is 5 years old, she is about 56 days pregnant, she has been leaking ...
  A: Just because your dog is expressing milk from her nipples it does not necessarily mean that she is ...
Elderly Dog Question9/7/2009
  Q: Is it possible to break an elderly dog of getting on the couch after she has been doing it for most ...
  A: Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks, and train your dog not to get on the couch. Everyone in ...
Home made dog food9/7/2009
  Q: I just got a new puppy and was wondering what your advice was for a home made/ mostly vegetable ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Puppyhood is a crucial time of development that requires ...
my aunt's puppy9/7/2009
  Q: today my aunt puppy jasper was outside all day trying to poop and we were wondering what he was ...
  A: It sounds like your aunt's dog is constipated. Have your aunt increase her dog's fiber ...
dogs9/6/2009
  Q: Why do dogs turn in circles before the poop? My grandson wants to know.
  A: Walking in circles, or "Circling" is considered a pre-elimination behavior. Pre-elimination circling ...
nursing bitch9/6/2009
  Q: My little cocker spaniel just had her first litter of puppies. Seven total!! She is one year old ...
  A: Congratulations on the recent litter! Try to keep your dog's irritated skin dry, many problems ...
Green Puss9/6/2009
  Q: My pug has greenish puss coming from her anus. Do you have any thoughts about what this might be and ...
  A: Green pus is usually a symptom of an infection. Are you sure the pus is coming from your dog's anus, ...
Infection9/5/2009
  Q: I have a 10 1/2 year old German Shepherd. He's always had sensitive skin. We've learned that the ...
  A: The best thing you can do for your dog until he can be seen by your vet, is what you've already ...
separation anxiety/Chewing9/5/2009
  Q: We adopted a 1 year old dog from the local humane society. Fortunately we are usually home all day ...
  A: The separation anxiety might lesson with time, as your dog fully adjusts to living in your home. ...
breeding / Price9/5/2009
  Q: . do they charge before they breed or do they do it on how many puppies they have ... any ...
  A: Dog breeding is NOT a money making proposition, if it's done correctly. The main reason for breeding ...
Older dogs teeth9/5/2009
  Q: I have a female dogs she is 14 years old. Her teeth have been bad for awhile and has lost a few of ...
  A: Even though your dog is 14, if she's in good overall health, and still enjoys her life, there's no ...
puppies9/4/2009
  Q: Where can I get a free puppies?
  A: Your best bet for finding a free puppy would be in your local newspaper's classified section, or on ...
Parvo9/4/2009
  Q: Hello my dog has been diagnosed with parvo and i was wondering if loss of the bladder is a normal ...
  A: Symptoms for Parvovirus usually begin with a high fever, lethargy, depression, and loss of appetite. ...
My dogs' food9/3/2009
  Q: What is the best packaged food for dogs? I am a little arthritic to be grinding raw meat for them. I ...
  A: There are some wonderful super-premium dog foods out there these days, many contain very high ...
trainer9/3/2009
  Q: MY SON IS REALLY REALLY GOOD WITH DOGS. HIS PETS ARE OBIEDENT AND EXTREMELY LOVING AND PROTECTIVE. ...
  A: The first thing that should be done, if it hasn't been taken care of already, is to have all of your ...
How Much Should an 8 Week Old Beagle Mix weigh?9/2/2009
  Q: 2 weeks before the puppies were born, I rescued the mother from the side of the road. The puppies ...
  A: It's hard to say how big the puppies "should" be, if their dad was a small breed dog, they'd be ...
Advice? our rescue dog hates me :o(9/2/2009
  Q: My boyfriend lost his German Shep over a year ago and it was unexpected and very sad. The dog was ...
  A: Some rescue dogs have known abuse or neglect, or was just so poorly socialized, that it impacts ...
chewing dry wall9/2/2009
  Q: i have a 8 year old golden retriever mix. a few days ago she started chewing our walls. i notice it ...
  A: Dogs can acquire disturbing new habits if they experience a change in routine, or if there are ...
Rescue Dog And House Cat9/2/2009
  Q: two days ago we rescued a staffy x whippet female dog she is 17 months old, we have two cats at home ...
  A: Really, what's going to help your situation the most, is time. It may take a month or more before ...
Rescue dog howls/barks/whines when I'm gone9/1/2009
  Q: I adopted a 3-4 year old medium sized mixed breed female last week. A rescue group placed her with ...
  A: It's to be expected that a newly adopted dog is going to have some behavioral problems, when it ...
Pets9/1/2009
  Q: 1. There is over 500 dog breeds? What is the number one dog to own? 2. For one person, how many ...
  A: I really don't know how many dog breeds there are in the world. The following web site might be ...
My 15 year old has a tumor9/1/2009
  Q: I will get to the point. My 15 year old mix has a tumor on his foot. It is the size of a grape ( ...
  A: It sounds like it's time to remove the growth on your dog's foot, since the more passive methods of ...
litter of pugs8/31/2009
  Q: This is Sassy's first litter and my first time at this too. Could you tell me how many puppies they ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending litter! The only person who can tell you how many puppies Sassy ...
My Chihuahua is Stubborn8/31/2009
  Q: I have 2 Chihuahua's, about 5 years old, one short hair and one long hair - both from same liter. My ...
  A: I guess you moved your dog's pee-pads once too often. It's best to choose a location, not move it, ...
Dog afraid to go outside8/31/2009
  Q: I recently adopted an 8 month old Siberian Husky from a shelter. He is afraid to go outside. When ...
  A: An electronic collar isn't something you should be using on your recently adopted dog. You can ...
My dog8/30/2009
  Q: My dog was i believe attacked by some animal he is a big dog and he only goes in my backyard so i ...
  A: If your dog was just attacked, you should clean and flush the wound with plenty of soap and water ...
my pomeranian8/30/2009
  Q: HI MY NAME IS SAN AND MY POMERANIAN HAS CAME IN HEAT ONCE AND I WANT TO KNOW WHEN WILL SHE COME BACK ...
  A: Most dogs have a heat cycle twice a year, every six to seven months. However, this can vary, and ...
Pooping in crate8/29/2009
  Q: I have a similiar problem to Dina, about her dog messing in the crate, My dog is a 3 year old ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you adopted the dog. You can expect even house trained dogs to have ...
mini daschund training8/29/2009
  Q: Will he ever be able to go down steps? Our dog is 8 months old and can run up steps but will only ...
  A: It's not really a bad thing that your puppy isn't catching on as to how climb the stairs. As you may ...
Skin probs8/29/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old pomeranian named Taz. He has always been current on all vet care and on ...
  A: It's hard to guess at why you're seeing the fleas in your new place. They can hop on while walking ...
dog runs away8/28/2009
  Q: My dog likes to follow me everywhere. Why is this? She realy only likes me. She like the rest of my ...
  A: Some dogs are "one person dogs", while other dogs happily go to anyone or everyone. This can be ...
I think my dog is in labor right now!8/28/2009
  Q: Patti, I read your answer to a previous question from someone asking how they would know if their ...
  A: A temperature drop down to 97-99 degrees Fahrenheit and held for two readings taken twelve hours ...
housebreaking yorkie poo8/27/2009
  Q: I got my puppy when she was 3 months old, she is now 4 months. We started potty training as soon as ...
  A: Prevention is a very important point when working on house training. Until your puppy is more ...
Our Shiba Inu8/27/2009
  Q: We have a Shiba Inu who has become overweight. Her mother and grandmother have the same issue as we ...
  A: Has your veterinarian recommended any exercise for your dog? Many dogs with joint problems actually ...
Chino - pit bull8/27/2009
  Q: Chino was rescued and then found to have black worms - he has now had this taken care of last dose ...
  A: The Benedryl can be helpful in suppressing the itch, but it isn't treating whatever is causing the ...
my toy minpin8/27/2009
  Q: I have a beautiful male toy minpin named Princeton. He is usually a good natured dog and I love him ...
  A: Princeton has some dominance issues, which is why he goes after your husband. It would help ...
my 8 1 /2 year old min pin (stiff neck)8/26/2009
  Q: Since 8/22/09 my female min pin (8 pounds) neck stiffens (cant move neck to side or up she starts ...
  A: I've answered almost 4000 AllExpert questions, I'm sorry but I don't recall my response to Jessica. ...
crying!8/26/2009
  Q: I have an 8 week old puppy that I got at 6 weeks. He sleeps very well through the night but cries ...
  A: At 8 weeks old, your puppy is just a tiny baby. There's no use in using the spray collar on him, it ...
dalmations8/25/2009
  Q: Do dalmations have anger problems
  A: No, Dalmatians do not typically have anger problems, but without proper training and human ...
Dominant Female8/25/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old female bull mastiff that I raised from a puppy and I have a 10 year old jack ...
  A: Having two female dogs is often more problematic than having a male and a female, or two males. ...
is my dog in labor?8/25/2009
  Q: My dogs temp keeps going from 100.4 - 98.7 is she in labor..... I started taking her temp 4 times ...
  A: Perhaps your dog has already had her litter! When you really need to know something important, you ...
behaviour problem8/25/2009
  Q: I have a doberman puppy which is 2 month and 10days old. sometime it behave arrogant and bite us. ...
  A: Your puppy is acting like a normal, healthy puppy that hasn't been trained to behave otherwise! If ...
turkey8/25/2009
  Q: Patti I have been told not to feed a dog turkey, but I have seen dog foods that contain turkey. ...
  A: Whomever told you not to feed your dog turkey, is wrong. Turkey is a perfectly wonderful source of ...
nipple discharge8/24/2009
  Q: I have a 10 year old staffy and I was rubbing her belly one day and noticed my hand felt a little ...
  A: Breast discharge is not part of a dog's heat cycle. If your dog is having breast discharge, she's ...
my dog is pregnant8/24/2009
  Q:
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts 63 days on average. If you know when your dog was bred, you can get an ...
Over protective at home8/24/2009
  Q: we have two miniature schnauzers of 8 months and no children. They are very socialised and love ...
  A: Many dogs react strongly to the sound of the doorbell, and from there things go down hill really ...
jack russell terrier and itching8/24/2009
  Q: I have a jack Russell terrier about years old and she is constantly itching. I give her an allergy ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog itches year 'round or if it's seasonal, or if you've ruled out fleas. ...
Lola & Mickey8/23/2009
  Q: We have a 5yr old poodle cross who has had three litters with our 4 yr old pom/jack russel. We got ...
  A: Any dog can breed with any other dog. Do not rely on two dogs size as a deterrent to breeding! Is ...
help!8/23/2009
  Q: my 5 month old puppy has diarrhea and I've just noticed blood in it. What could this be?
  A: You didn't say if your puppy is acting normally, eating, drinking, vomiting, running a fever or ...
dew claws8/23/2009
  Q: My dog's dew claw on her left leg is swollen. What can be done to reduce the swelling?
  A: Dogs who retain their dew claws can have problems with them, as they can catch on things. When a ...
Guessing my dog's mix8/22/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could help what my dog might be mixed with? I got her from an animal shelter ...
  A: It's hard to figure out what dog breeds some dogs are a mixture of. Many dogs are not the product of ...
charging other dog8/22/2009
  Q: two male dogs both fixed, one 7 months and one 4 years . the younger one charges the older one and ...
  A: When you walk your two dogs together, tell your younger dog "No!", while giving him a sharp tug on ...
Bathing dog after neutering8/21/2009
  Q: I know you're not supposed to bathe a dog right after surgery, but the dog we adopted from the ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! You are correct, a dog shouldn't be bathed 7-10 days after his ...
boxer - swim8/21/2009
  Q: I have a boxer that loves playing in the water get her deeper and her back legs go out to the side ...
  A: It's true, not every dog knows instinctively how to swim, and some can’t swim at all. I think if ...
maltese dogs nose8/20/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old dog which is 3/4 maltese and 1/4 bichon. His nose is black and I have notices ...
  A: You can dab a little Olive Oil on the rough areas of your dog's nose. You could also apply Chapstick ...
Puppies for sale?8/19/2009
  Q: I am looking for a chocolate (or red) colored purebred and registered Border Collie male. I was ...
  A: I can't tell you if the following breeders have the color dog that you're looking for. Dogs can have ...
Bowel Incontinence in older dog8/18/2009
  Q: No question, just a thank-you for the caring service you put in. I have a 16 year old part Aussie ...
  A: I realize you didn't actually ask a question, but I have another piece of info you might find ...
rescue dog skin8/18/2009
  Q: My neighbor found this little dog a few weeks ago. We don't know the breed. I took her to local vet ...
  A: You and your neighbor did a wonderful thing by taking in this small dog and getting him the care he ...
eating8/18/2009
  Q: My 8 yr old pit bull/lab was put on the green bean diet about 2 months ago. The last few days (4?) ...
  A: It could well be the heat. It's not uncommon that a dog will refuse food when it's very warm. Are ...
maltese8/17/2009
  Q: do i need to change her food? i feed her ultra brand wet food in the can from the pet store. But ...
  A: If your dog's only "symptom" is that she won't eat, then she's probably not sick. In the summer when ...
ID tags8/17/2009
  Q: i currently just got a new dog and i need to know if i can get my dog an ID tag at walmart or any ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! You might find ID tags at Walmart, I don't know if they will have ...
dog with poison ivy8/17/2009
  Q: what would you bathe the dog in and would you give him benadryl
  A: Though it's more rare than in humans, yes a dog can get posion ivy on the lightly haired areas. You ...
my dog is scared8/16/2009
  Q: my dog is an extremely playful and happy dog. hes not scared of strangers or animals, he always ...
  A: Dogs are like people, some people are shy sensitive and some are bold and fearless, with 100 ...
diarrhea8/16/2009
  Q: I have a beagle, his 6 months now, he is eating oven baked for puppies he has diarrhea 2 days ago so ...
  A: If your puppy's diarrhea was resolved by the chicken and rice, but returned when you you resumed his ...
Elderly dog8/16/2009
  Q: I have an elderly dog who is 20kg [perfect weight] and 8.5 years old. He has slowed down quite a ...
  A: Have you tried giving your elderly dog buffered aspirin? Buffered aspirin has good anti-inflammatory ...
Adding Puppy to home with 9 year old dog8/15/2009
  Q: We had to put down our 10 year old beagle/bassett mix this week and have one dog left a 9 year old ...
  A: I'm sorry for the recent loss of your Beagle/Bassett. If your surviving dog is generally good with ...
rescued dogs8/15/2009
  Q: We rescued some puppies a week ago. They are about 8 weeks old I think. They have horrible looking ...
  A: If you aren't seeing obvious signs of flea infestation, there's a pretty good chance the puppies are ...
Border Terriers8/15/2009
  Q: My family and i and thinking of buying a Border Terrier puppy but we have qite a small house and ...
  A: Puppies, (no matter the breed!) need more frequent attention than adult dogs, and can't be left ...
Negative behaviour-Puggle8/15/2009
  Q: i have a 2 year old puggle that we adopted about four months ago. He is not completely house ...
  A: Knowing your dog isn't fully house trained, means making it a point to get your dog outside fairly ...
my dog is pregnant , and i don't know when she is due8/14/2009
  Q: my dog is pregnant and never urinates in the house but earlier today she had urinated and it was a ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts for approximetly 63 days. To estimate when your dog became pregnant, you'd ...
Yorkie-poo8/14/2009
  Q: I just got my 4 month yorkie-poo on august 10,2009...the first day she barely ate..Her stomach is ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! The problem isn't the food you've chosen, arriving to a new ...
Puppies Health8/14/2009
  Q: I have a 10 week old English Mastiff and in 3 days she had diarrhea twice. She seems very healthy, ...
  A: I doubt the grass has caused the diarrhea. She would have to eat an awful lot lot of it. Some dogs ...
Acne Medication Poisonous?8/14/2009
  Q: my 14 lb puppy licked up about a tsp or less of acne medication, containing 5% benzoyl peroxide, is ...
  A: If ingested, Benzoyl Peroxide may cause toxic effects. It can cause abdominal pain, nausea, ...
breading pugs8/13/2009
  Q: the male is younger, a little bit bigger and, doesn't seem like he can get in a position to where he ...
  A: You could be right, the male dog, because of his age, may not know what he's doing. Put the ...
Poor Appetite8/13/2009
  Q: I have a female Rottweiler aged 2yrs. She has been bred recently (20-July and 22-July) and it was a ...
  A: Congratulations! It sounds like your dog is pregnant! It's not at all unusual for dogs to get the ...
pugs8/13/2009
  Q: I have a female black pug. Can I breed her with a fawn? Would the chances be better of having ...
  A: You can breed your Pug to any Pug, no matter the color. Litters will contain both fawn, black and ...
First heat8/13/2009
  Q: I have a female maltese cross chihuahua and she is 8 months old. I think she might be getting her ...
  A: No dog, of any breed should be bred before her second heat cycle. You are correct, Chihuahua ...
my daschunds first heat8/12/2009
  Q: I have 7 month old female who is experiencing her first heat. I also have a 13 month old male ...
  A: You should most definitely keep your dogs separated during your dog's heat cycle. If you are ...
shnauzer peeing8/12/2009
  Q: I have a schnauzer I adopted a couple of years ago. He is quite high strung, nervous,but lovable. ...
  A: Because of your dog's high strung, nervous nature he may be having some submissive urination when ...
Cat and dog together?8/12/2009
  Q: My cat is an outdoor/indoor cat and i want my puppy to come in only at night while my cat is ...
  A: It's possible for a dog and cat to at least tolerate one another, though they may never be best ...
why my bed8/11/2009
  Q: I have a mix breed dog and when I leave him out his crate he poops and pee's on my bed.and he tears ...
  A: If your dog isn't as house trained as he needs to be, you shouldn't be giving him the run or your ...
Dog mourning8/11/2009
  Q: We just lost our 2 year old french bulldog a week ago, and our 3 three old frenchie is starting to ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. Your surviving dog is no doubt going through a period of ...
Skin Irritation on neck of Boxer8/10/2009
  Q: I have a traditionally marked Boxer (brindle w/white muzzle, white between his eyes, white front of ...
  A: Between the sore on your dog's neck, the paw licking, and thinning of hair, your dog has some ...
pregnant dog having problems8/10/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old american pit bull terrier that is pregnant and has a bloody discharge. She ...
  A: You need the help of a veterinarian, not an Internet help-line. I'd say you're having an emergency, ...
PREDISONE GIVEN TO A 3 LB YORKIE8/10/2009
  Q: !THANKS JJ
  A: If you think your dog is having a reaction to the Prednisone , or if it isn't working as well on ...
Face8/9/2009
  Q: My dogs face is swollen on the right handside
  A: It's hard to guess at why your dog's face is swollen, it could be a gland, an allergic reaction, or ...
Rottweiler pup8/9/2009
  Q: i have a 2 1/2 month old rotti named Bella. She's been very droopy and quiet lately compared to her ...
  A: Dogs don't lie about how they feel. If you've seen your puppy acting lethargic, and not her self, ...
Fearful about everything!8/8/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a 3 yr old, neutered, Bichon/Yorkie mix from a local shelter. He was scheduled to ...
  A: Your dog is carrying a lot of emotional baggage from it's previous living situations. He needs ...
Dog pooping in the house8/8/2009
  Q: Background: I recently obtained a 4yr old spayed Cockapoo, Gabby, only to find out the information ...
  A: It might be that Gabby's former owners may not have known she was infected with Heartworms, not that ...
dogs8/7/2009
  Q: if dogs get stuck together for couple minutes does it mean the female is pregnant
  A: There's a very good chance the dog could become pregnant after a single breeding. If the female dog ...
Stomach Noise8/7/2009
  Q: I have read your replies to a few questions like mine, but I'm not sure they totally apply due to ...
  A: I can't diagnose your dog. Because your dog has had some weight loss, the sounds might not be the ...
crested skin questions....8/7/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a hairless chinese crested. over the past month i let his skin get to dry and now ...
  A: If your dog is a The Powder Puff Chinese Crested, it can be bathed every 2 to 4 weeks, the hairless ...
Rash on my dog possibly caused by wasp sting8/6/2009
  Q: A few days ago my baby staffordshire terrier (1 year old) suffered a wasp sting to the bum. I ...
  A: A rash isn't a typical symptom of a bee or wasp sting. Maybe it's a reaction from the sticker bushes ...
German Shepherd8/6/2009
  Q: I was wondering if it would be a good idea to adopt a new puppy when we already have a 10 year old ...
  A: Older dogs who like companions, should have companions. I can't say what's right for you or Jenna. ...
season8/6/2009
  Q: iv got a 10 month old bitch yorkshire terrier, she has just gone into season, how long does it ...
  A: You can expect your dog to come into season, or have her "heat cycle" twice a year on average. This ...
pooping in house8/6/2009
  Q: 11 month newfie pooping in house. How do I make restricked area for a big dog and train him to not ...
  A: You can contain your dog by using a dog crate, or a couple of childgates. There are also indoor dog ...
Old Australian Shepherd8/5/2009
  Q: I have a 14 yr old female spayed Australian Shepherd and recently married and brought my husband's ...
  A: Because your Australian Shepherd is 14 years old, before assuming her problem is solely because of ...
aggresive dog8/5/2009
  Q: my neighbour has an 8 month old german sheppard, and he is a very aggresive dog. in addition to ...
  A: Yes, it's totally possible for your neighbor's dog to be rehabilitated, and trained out of it's ...
dog8/5/2009
  Q: How to remove thicks from baby dogs?
  A: Here's how to remove ticks from a dog, no matter the age: Put your puppy in a comfortable position. ...
aggressive dog8/5/2009
  Q: everytime someone is leaving the house even family members or leaving in the car any kind of ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has territorial aggression towards people. My guess is he's a bossy little ...
13yearoldcollie8/4/2009
  Q: I have a 13 year old collie/shepherd mix. She is not eating,drinking very little like maybe a tsp in ...
  A: The foamy yellow stuff your dog is throwing up only means her stomach is empty. By itself it's not a ...
Choosing a dog8/4/2009
  Q: I have a year and a half old female Basset Hound. I would like to get another dog and I want to make ...
  A: There are good breeders, and there are bad breeders. A good breeder wants the puppy to have a great ...
femal st. bernard8/4/2009
  Q: I have a St. Bernard. She is about 1yr. 6mos. She went into heat for the first time last summer. I ...
  A: The nipples on a female who has not yet had her first heat are quite small, but they swell with the ...
dogs breeding8/4/2009
  Q: best day's for breeding and how many times do the dogs have to tied
  A: The average female bleeds for 7-10 days before beginning "standing" heat, or her fertile time. ...
vaccinations8/3/2009
  Q: my dog has had his rabies shot but i used an old country vet and he didnt give out records. is there ...
  A: To my knowledge, there isn't an centralized vaccination registry, the entire process depends on the ...
How to tell8/3/2009
  Q: My neighbor's just got a 5 week old Pomeranian. We don't know if it's a full pomeranian, or a mix. ...
  A: Actually, 5 weeks is much to early to take a puppy from it's mother and litter-mates! Puppies of ...
Older Dog with a New Puppy8/3/2009
  Q: I was wondering if it would be a good idea to adopt a new puppy when we already have a 10 year old ...
  A: Older dogs who like companions, should have companions. I can't say what's right for you or Jenna. ...
My dogs and their health.8/3/2009
  Q: I'm an owner of 4 dogs. I have 3 females and 1 male. Lily is a Rotweiler mix rescue, our second is ...
  A: Sorry I misunderstood your question. At least as far as Rabies goes, many communities offer really ...
heat cycles8/2/2009
  Q: I have a 14 month old staffordshire terrier. She went into heat for the first time on January 5th ...
  A: Not all dogs have the same time duration in-between cycles. The actual cycle last approximately 3 ...
breeding8/1/2009
  Q: I have a female shitzu akc and im thinking about breeding her with a Canadian ckc shitzu i cant ...
  A: If you want to, you can register the CKC male dog to the AKC by using the AKC's Foreign Dog ...
Dog peeing on daughters bed7/31/2009
  Q: I have a 3 yrs old Cavalier/Cocker mix. She is a very sweet dog, however she had been going into my ...
  A: Anytime a reliably house trained dog starts having accidents in the home, you need to rule out a ...
Yorkie7/31/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old yorkie that was rescued at the age of 21/2. She is very tiny and very sensitive! ...
  A: If your dog wasn't sneezing because of her toothpaste before her ACL injury, then she wouldn't be ...
calcium oxalate crystals7/31/2009
  Q: I forgot to ask if 5 banana slices daily is an OK treat for dogs with this condition. Thanks!
  A: Banana can be used as a healthy snack. Depending on the size of your dog, 5 banana slices can be too ...
5 Year old Female Chihuahua pottying in house7/31/2009
  Q: Please help. I am at the end of my rope with this dog. We have had her for 5 years and she was ...
  A: Anytime a reliably house trained dog begins having house training accidents, it's wise to have her ...
Shredding Dog7/30/2009
  Q: I have a 13 month old, lab/golden retriever mix. He doesn't just chew on things, he shreds- books, ...
  A: Containment in the crate is the answer. Your dog can't be trusted not to be destructive when he's ...
Possible UTI7/30/2009
  Q: You answered a question previously about a dog with UTI and you recommended - Cranberry Fruit ...
  A: I can't say if the products I can recommend are available in the UK, but you can look for: Nature's ...
My dog needs to be calm (and tranquil.)7/30/2009
  Q: My dog is very...uh..wild. She was a stray puppy that my grandparents decided to "adopt." I am stuck ...
  A: Before self medicating your dog, call your vet and tell them the situation: that your dog is ...
Getting a puppy and dog to get along7/30/2009
  Q: Last Tuesday our dog for 14 years past away. We have another dog who is a rottweiler german shepard ...
  A: Not every dog wants to share it's home with another dog. RC is no doubt mourning the loss of your 14 ...
fleas7/29/2009
  Q: i got a puppy from my uncles. she is a collie. i have recently noticed her rolling on the grass and ...
  A: Have you actually seen fleas on your dog, or seen "flea dirt"? Frequently you won't actually see a ...
Rebel English Bulldog Feeding Problem7/29/2009
  Q: I have a male 3 y.o. English Bulldog very dominant & stubborn who refuses to eat from the bowl for ...
  A: You've tried many different ways to get your dog to eat from his bowl, but something tells me you ...
Exercise7/29/2009
  Q: I have a 5 mo. old Rottweiler/Border Collie Mix. I just read something about not letting your "big ...
  A: I'm sorry, but it's true. Large breed puppies shouldn't be taken on long, strenuous walks until he ...
yorkie poo7/29/2009
  Q: My yorkie has a swollen rectal area, any ideas?
  A: It's possible your dog is having an anal gland problem. A dog's anal glands are normally expressed ...
Brittany pup problems7/28/2009
  Q: We just got a Brittany puppy. She is about 4 months old. She lived with a different owner previously ...
  A: Consistency is key when turning your back on your puppy. If one family member follows the program ...
Boxer Breeding7/28/2009
  Q: I have a 2yr old boxer that I want to try and breed this heat cycle. Iam just wondering when is the ...
  A: Your dog is the most fertile 11-15 into her heat cycle. A males sperm can last up to 5 days inside ...
Bad Behavior at Dog Park7/28/2009
  Q: My German Shepherd, Harry, and I just relocated to CO and are temporarily living in a small ...
  A: Are other dogs, or their owners as upset by your dog's behavior as you are? When dogs play, it can ...
my yellow lab puppy has hair loss7/28/2009
  Q: well i have a 5 moonth old yellow lab. she has started getting spots of hair loss on her legs and ...
  A: There are many diseases and conditions which can cause a dog to lose hair. Some of these may be ...
neapolitan mastiff... ACA or AKC7/27/2009
  Q: i wanted to know if you can help me reach my decision. I've been interested for wquite sometime in ...
  A: Registries, such as the ACA or AKC have nothing to do with the quality of the dogs. They just ...
my dog7/27/2009
  Q: my dog is pregnant and is due on the 29th of this month this morning she started shaking and ...
  A: Anytime you think your dog is having a medical problem, it's far wiser to call your veterinarian, ...
What type of dog is this?7/27/2009
  Q: We had a dog to come up a few weeks ago. He is very friendly. He is a very large dog with blue eyes. ...
  A: From the picture you sent, it looks like the dog has a whole lot of one of the sled dog breeds ...
Snorting or snooring7/27/2009
  Q: HI i have a 1 in a half year old Jack Russell Terrior x and i bought him from the rspca recently and ...
  A: It sounds like what you're describing is called "reverse sneezing". It actually has nothing to do ...
old dog in new home.7/26/2009
  Q: 8 years ago, my sister and I were living together in Texas and had a beagle/boxer mix named Lillie. ...
  A: With dogs, it's not so much the change of climate, as the change of routine that is hard on them. ...
potty training7/26/2009
  Q: My 14 weeks Pomeranian is driving me crazy. She was shipped to me for a 5 hours trip that got ...
  A: First, be sure the crate you're using is the correct size. A crate should only be big enough for a ...
new puppy7/26/2009
  Q: Just the other day we went to look at a mini black and tan dachshund. Upon close examination of her ...
  A: It's possible those bumps could also be an allergy to either his food or something in his ...
4 month old pit bull pup7/26/2009
  Q: I adopted a pit bull pup that has a scare on his back it is healed and he is fine is there any kind ...
  A: Flax seed oil is a very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to be beneficial in ...
food allergies7/25/2009
  Q: It would appear that my two puppies have sensitivity to something in food or treats. We have been ...
  A: It just may have been too soon after being treated for the first round of bowel problems, to ...
Dog Behavior7/25/2009
  Q: We have a 9-year old daschund who has suddenly turned aggressive. We have a lot of pets in our ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. Often, a change of behavior means a dog is ...
English Bulldog7/24/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month old English bulldog, she is white and red, well mostly white with lots of freckles. ...
  A: The none of the problems your puppy has been having are that unusual. During her life, your dog may ...
Yellow Lab skin irritation7/24/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old yellow lab. Last year I noticed that on his neck, the skin was really red and ...
  A: Treating the itch, is treating the symptom. It doesn't do anything to cure the underlying problem, ...
licking hair off paw7/24/2009
  Q: my dog cooper is licking larg spots of hair off his legs, now his butt.what can i do too stop this.
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian to find out the underlaying cause of this itching. ...
bad salmon?7/23/2009
  Q: Last night as I was cleaning out my fridge and preparing for trash day, I threw out a piece of ...
  A: It sounds like your dog dodged the bullet, so to speak, with this! If your dog was going to get ...
Mamory7/23/2009
  Q: and she still has milk left is there I should and do to help with this. Since I no longer have the ...
  A: You didn't say how long this has been going on. Dogs usually stop lactating naturally within 45 days ...
housebreaking7/23/2009
  Q: I am at my wits end trying to housebreak my 16 month old American foxhound puppy. He was abandoned ...
  A: Preventing accidents from occuring in the fist place is point number one in house training. Point ...
dog7/23/2009
  Q: Why would my dog be turning to skin and bones and hunched up in the back and turning his head to one ...
  A: Those are all signs of illness. I couldn't begin to guess at what the problem might be, but your dog ...
Helping a bonded pet who's companion is being euthanized7/22/2009
  Q: I am most unfortunately having to euthanize one of my dachshunds tomorrow and his "brother" Felix ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. When a person experiences the death of a human loved ...
dog not eatting7/22/2009
  Q: 15 year old yellow lab, not eating. although he walks around and lays around all day he does not ...
  A: At 15 years old, you need to take your dog's not eating seriously. It's entirely possible that he's ...
crying and nervousness in my dog7/22/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old min schnauzer. She has not been fixed. Lately she has been very subdued and just ...
  A: Has your dog recently had her heat cycle? Sometimes, after a dog has had her heat cycle, but she ...
JRT growling and biting7/22/2009
  Q: my JRT Buzz is always growling and biting when he is laying down or has a toy. He somtimes draws ...
  A: Many dogs are aggressive and protective over their toys or food. The root cause of this aggression ...
Boxer7/22/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old female boxer that I have had for 1 year. Since the day we had her she has had a ...
  A: The good thing is, this bump hasn't been getting bigger, since you got your dog! You should ...
Boxer7/22/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old female boxer that I have had for 1 year. Since the day we had her she has had a ...
  A: Dogs can develop many kinds of growths, both benign and cancerous. It's impossible to diagnose any ...
Dog7/21/2009
  Q: I am thinking about getting a dog. I don't want to get it anytime soon, but possibly within the next ...
  A: Regardless of what breed or mixed breed of dog you decide upon, all dogs require exercise and mental ...
Sick Dog7/21/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old Lab-mix and hes been coughing for a while now, though not much. When we finally ...
  A: Do you mean your dog was treated for Heartworms, and then put on Heartgard Plus? Because the ...
miniature schnauzer7/20/2009
  Q: I have a salt&pepper schnauzer,4 yrs. old. His hind quarters is reddish brown. As well as his mouth ...
  A: It's hard to say why your dog's coat is discolored. Sometimes, the mineral content of the water ...
Handling a 3 dog pack when 1 is a pup!7/20/2009
  Q: I notice you have owned German Shepherds, so I wanted to ask you. I have a 12 week old GS puppy. ...
  A: It's important to make sure the puppy respects the older dog's boundaries, but it's up to you, not ...
Broken in half Jaw!!!!7/20/2009
  Q: I have a mixed Chihuahua, we've had him for years..Last night after running away he came back and ...
  A: My sincere hope is that your message is some kind of a prank. If your dog has a severe injury, you ...
Nipple appearance after heat cycle7/19/2009
  Q: My 9 month Boerboel just went through her first heat cycle. How long after she stops bleeding can I ...
  A: The nipples on a female who has not yet had her first heat are quite small, but they swell with the ...
my dog weeing in a crate7/19/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old cavalier bitch, who is house trained but insists on weeing in her crate on a ...
  A: It's a good idea to withhold water after about 8pm, and to be sure your dog has a quick trip outside ...
King Corset puppie7/19/2009
  Q: She was just given her second dose of worm meds. from Dr. I just got her yesterday. She is 2 mo. no ...
  A: If your new puppy is having such a strong reaction to her worm medication, you need to contact your ...
my miniature poodle is having troubles with his nose...7/19/2009
  Q: my miniature podle is five years old. well normally he is a happy go lucky pup but today he's got a ...
  A: Your dog might have something lodged in his nose, can you see if something is stuck in there? I ...
urinating problem7/18/2009
  Q: It's Ann again. One quick question on the cran-max or cranberry pills for UTI for my dog. How much ...
  A: Cranberry will help but won't treat a UTI, there really aren't any substitutes for the prescription ...
sick puppy7/18/2009
  Q: i have a 7 month old yochon, a yorkie, bichon mix. I had him at the vet today, and they told me he ...
  A: If you can't get the IV into your dog, continue to give him frequent drinks of Pedialyte (as often ...
pups and mom7/17/2009
  Q: The Mom is taking the pups out of the pen we have them in. and trying to put them somewhere else. ...
  A: Your mother dog letting you know she's doesn't feel that the pups are safe where they are. Some dogs ...
collie pup7/17/2009
  Q: my collie pup is a 4 month old male. When he gets excited or scared, i notice an odd odor coming ...
  A: Besides the small amount of urine that escapes when your puppy is frightened or excited, he might ...
urinating problem7/17/2009
  Q: My 8 year old Pit Bull/Lab has a problem urinating when she goes out. This just started 1 day ago. ...
  A: Dogs with UTI are usually given antibiotics, so you you probably need to wait until your dog can be ...
dog7/17/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old Bichon frese/shih tzu and he is a really good dog other than the fact that he ...
  A: Your dog may be able to smell the previous accidents, and is attracted back to the spot. You can try ...
Dog breed7/16/2009
  Q: what breed she is. She looks like a German Shepherd but also looks like she might be crossed with ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! It's hard to tell because she's still a puppy, but in this ...
dog breeding7/16/2009
  Q: when is a dog most fertile and how many weeks are they on heat for
  A: Female dogs are only fertile twice a year (on average) during their estrus cycle, which is also ...
dogs7/16/2009
  Q: My ? is is this a good idea because i wont the offsprings to be just like my stud
  A: A male dog can mate and produce puppies with his daughter, but it's not recommended. It's called ...
Potty training7/15/2009
  Q: I have just gotten a minature schnauzer that is about 3 months old. Every time i take her outside, ...
  A: When you take your puppy outside, and she doesn't do all that she should, take her back to your home ...
dog breed7/14/2009
  Q: one of my friends has a small white dog with an under bite. She said the breed started with a w. I ...
  A: I'm pretty good with identifying dog breeds, but this dog doesn't ring a bell. Many breeds of dogs ...
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: If you haven't already done so, it's important to contact your vet and report that your dog is ...
panic attacks in dogs7/14/2009
  Q: My sister lives in Seattle and is so worried about her dog. The dog is a mixed breed, spayed female ...
  A: Many dogs have extreme reactions to loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms. Sometimes, when ...
registration7/14/2009
  Q: I bought a red nose pit october will be 2 years. he was not registered when i bought him, but he is ...
  A: I'm not sure if you can register an adult dog. Were your dogs parents registered? There's a lot of ...
Weird water crazy dog7/14/2009
  Q: I am not sure if you will remember but I was the one who recently asked you all about dog food ...
  A: Of course I remember you. I hope Eddy is doing well on the Solid Gold dog food. For reasons you may ...
Fleas on dog7/13/2009
  Q: I just brought my boxer, Lola, home after a week at a friend's house while I was out of town. I ...
  A: Are there other pets in your home who are not receiving Frontline? Are you sure that you've ...
American Eskimo biting7/9/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old female. All and all she is a great dog. However last summer she was abused by ...
  A: If your think your dog may attack or bite a person, you shouldn't be letting the dog outside ...
adopting a 17mth old doberman7/9/2009
  Q: My family and I are pet lovers from 7 dogs, 3 cats, to 1 house trained bunny. My friend has a 18mnt ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending adoption! It's usually best to introduce dogs on neutral ...
breastfeeding sick pit think pups maybe sick7/8/2009
  Q: my pitbull whose appr.55-60 lbs. has 3 week old pups and in the last week she started having ...
  A: New pups are quite fragile, if they aren't feeding, have diarrhea, and are also act lethargic, it's ...
Pet anxiety and urinating in crate.7/8/2009
  Q: I just recently got a five month old miniature poodle puppy. I'm not sure, but she may have been a ...
  A: Anytime you adopt a dog, it's a good idea to have it examined by a veterinarian. Your new pup might ...
Natural Supplements7/8/2009
  Q: My dog is a 12 year old Jack Russell X Collie. I was looking into giving her some natural ...
  A: It's really quite common for older female dogs to develop urinary tract infections or urinary ...
I just don't know what to do7/8/2009
  Q: I have a 6 or 7 year old beagle mix. Hes great! I have had him for just about his whole life. When I ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you moved to the city, and if this problem has been going on since you ...
age for spaying7/8/2009
  Q: Vets always want you to spay your puppy at 5 or 6 months. I feel like it is too young. They claim ...
  A: Vets recommend a female be spayed at 5 or 6 months of age because they get the most health benefits ...
shedding and weight7/7/2009
  Q: My blue pitbull is shedding weird. There are some darker spots on her than her color.She is also ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by a veterinarian. Weight loss and coat or skin problems can mean ...
Lactating Lab7/7/2009
  Q: I have a 8 year old lab and a 4 year old Dachshund. The Dachshund has taken to nursing on the lab, ...
  A: This certainly is a unique problem. Have you tried "denying access" to your Dachshund by having ...
Pain relief for bone spurs7/6/2009
  Q: I have a mixed breed dog (10 yr. old) with both arthritis and bone spurs in his foot/ankle joint. ...
  A: "Bone Spurs" is also called Hypertrophic Arthritis. You can try diet supplements such as ...
Aggressive Rescue Basset7/6/2009
  Q: I have had my 5 year old male basset for about 7 months now. Before I had him, he was physically ...
  A: Do you think your dog acts the way he does towards strangers because he's territorial, or because ...
Rottie is growling and has snapped at are cat7/6/2009
  Q: So i have a Rottweiler she is 3 1/2 years old and a cat that is about 13 years old, my Rottweiler ...
  A: You might never know why all of a sudden your dog is going after your cat, if I understand your ...
dog urinating outside7/6/2009
  Q: we adopted a 10 yr old female lab who is a great dog. She always urinates at the bottom of the ...
  A: You can try using a dog repellent on your deck steps, or other areas you don't want your dog using. ...
Amount of food daily for 5 yrs old Shihpoo7/6/2009
  Q: I've been feeding my shihpoo about 1/4 cup canned food in the a.m. and about 1/2 cup dry food in ...
  A: Different brands of food can vary in their nutritional content, so I can't tell you exactly how much ...
my dogs appetite7/5/2009
  Q: we have had a lab for about 5 yrs and just got a new puppy about 6 months ago,since then our lab has ...
  A: The arrival of the puppy into your home is a stressful thing to your original dog, that's why he's ...
pregnancy7/5/2009
  Q: I have a yorkie which is approximately 1 year old. Almost 3 weeks ago she went on heat for the ...
  A: It sure sounds like your dog is pregnant. There is a pregnancy blood test for dogs. A veterinarian ...
He wont come7/5/2009
  Q: I have a question about my Bernese Mountain Dog named Jesse. You see, when I'm walking him, wich we ...
  A: Until Jesse is reliably trained to come when called, you shouldn't be letting him off the leash. ...
crate rejection7/5/2009
  Q: We just adopted an 11 month old chocolate lab from an owner who could not give her the attention ...
  A: It's possible your really wasn't crate trained. If you didn't require your dog to be in her crate ...
Protein and allergies (follow up)7/5/2009
  Q: This is Rachel again. I started a new post but included the previous messages in case you needed ...
  A: He looks like a real sweety! You're not asking too many questions, I'm glad to help you out. There ...
8 year old unspayed akita mix7/4/2009
  Q: I hope this isn't considered a medical question, I'm trying to decide if I need a trip to the vet ...
  A: You dog might have vaginitis. Since this has been going on for almost a month and it's not getting ...
My Shitzu7/4/2009
  Q: I have a Shitzu and she is due any day. She was my brothers dog and on her last litter of pups. My ...
  A: Eating the placenta is neither harmful nor abnormal. The placenta provides nourishment, which helps ...
chihuahua7/3/2009
  Q: I got a chihuahua puppy as a birthday present. She is not registered and was wondering if I can ...
  A: As far as I know, to register a puppy with the United Canine Association, first the parent dogs ...
walkies7/3/2009
  Q: My dog recently got her second inoculation and the vet said wait two weeks to take her out. Its ...
  A: If your veterinarian has recommended waiting a full two weeks before taking your dog outside, then ...
Fixing a male dog before season prompts squatting7/3/2009
  Q: I am wondering if you get a male dog fixed before his first season that it will prompt the dog to ...
  A: Male dogs lift their legs- it's the way it's done, no matter your personal preference. You can't ...
Protein question7/2/2009
  Q: I have been hearing alot about the importance of the source of protein in dog food. What is ...
  A: An example of a poor quality source of protein, would be a dog food containing "byproducts". ...
breeding7/2/2009
  Q: I have a rotweiller and we were thinking of breeding her. My question is this, I have heard that ...
  A: I've never heard of a female dog having a change of temperament after having a litter of puppies. ...
rescue dog7/2/2009
  Q: We have recently adopted a rescue dog. I am not sure how to teach her that the yard is the place ...
  A: Your new rescue dog will learn to go to one specific door to go outside through repetition. You ...
have 6 month old poodle minature7/2/2009
  Q: He spit up liqid some of it had foaming look now he drools at his mouth and seems tense in body ...
  A: By itself as the only symptom, when a dog throws up a thick clear or yellow foamy liquid it doesn't ...
10 week old American Eskimo pup7/1/2009
  Q: I was in the process of crate training my pup, however, the crate may have been to big (or ...
  A: If your puppy came from a pet store, he had no choice but to soil in his crate, and this can make ...
feeding problem7/1/2009
  Q: we just adopted a puppy from a rescue home, she is believed to be a mix of German Shepard/Terrior. ...
  A: Arriving in a new home is a stressful situation for a small puppy, it's not uncommon that it would ...
puppy training nad puppy feed7/1/2009
  Q: I have a German shepherd male puppy 4 and half months old. My problems are following... 1) He pee ...
  A: You need to supervise your puppy, so he doesn't have the opportunity to have accidents in your home. ...
10 week old American Eskimo pup7/1/2009
  Q: I was in the process of crate training my pup, however, the crate may have been to big (or ...
  A: If your puppy came from a pet store, he had no choice but to soil in his crate, and this can make ...
Allegeries/Thyroid6/30/2009
  Q: Our blk lab is 9 yrs old and is constantly scratching around his neck(which is always moist and ...
  A: The excessive shedding might be due to the thyroid problem, though you didn't say what you feed your ...
mily6/30/2009
  Q: my 17 week old yorkshire terrier milly keeps weeing all over the house and its not ok my mom is ...
  A: Those house training mats you're laying out all over your house may be part of the problem! To a ...
Torn Legiments6/30/2009
  Q: Good Afternoon, I have an 11 year old boxer with torn legiments in her right hind leg and was ...
  A: You didn't say which ligament your dog has torn. Stabilization surgery often called for when ...
mange6/30/2009
  Q: My dog just played with two other dogs that I am unsure what skin problems they had, but there was ...
  A: It's good you wiped down your dog, but you should continue to watch her for signs of itching and get ...
size and weight6/29/2009
  Q: i have a 3 year old pichon frize/yorkie. what would be the correct weight and size of him.
  A: Your dog is a mixed breed, so there isn't a "breed standard" that needs to be met. You should just ...
Spaying complications6/29/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old stafordshire terrier and we just got her spayed 2 weeks ago. When we brought her ...
  A: I've haven't heard of the problem you've described in relation to spay surgery. It's possible your ...
registering a dog6/29/2009
  Q: My husband and I are being given a purebred spaniel....they had a baby and are giving their pets ...
  A: I'm not sure if you can register an adult dog. There's a lot of info at the AKC web site about ...
leashing a fearful dog6/28/2009
  Q: W have adopted a 9 month male chow with some issues. We are having a big problem trying to put a ...
  A: Have you tried using a shoulder harness on your dog, instead of a neck collar? You might have more ...
My Dog6/28/2009
  Q: .. I just came home to visit my parents on vacation and I noticed our family dog has a lump the size ...
  A: There's nothing more shocking than finding a lump on your dog! There's absolutely no way to guess ...
My papillon.6/28/2009
  Q: I have had my Papillon puppy since he was 4 months old, he is now 9 months. He is very hyper and he ...
  A: Puppies of all breeds are naturally VERY active, I wouldn't call it hyper. Most puppies have calmed ...
standard poodle feeds per day6/27/2009
  Q: my standard is recovering from stomach surgery, he is on 4 small meals per day, he weighs 35kg at ...
  A: While your dog is recovering, it's best to give your dogs several small meals frequently each day, ...
going to bathroom in house6/27/2009
  Q: my dog is a pound puppy his is 2 he is house broken he never goes to the bathroom in the house when ...
  A: Some dogs are more sensitive than others, and have what's called Separation Anxiety when left alone. ...
Registering my dogs6/26/2009
  Q: I recently got a notice from my HOA (home owner association asking if we have registered our dogs ...
  A: I don't know which past message of mine you're referring to, or if you mean "licensed" when you say ...
Aggresion6/26/2009
  Q: I have a year old female bulldog. She has been with us from birth and is very tame, and calm. We ...
  A: I can't tell you how to correct your bulldog's behavioral issues. If you could read about how to fix ...
dog not pooping6/26/2009
  Q: my dog has not pooped in like 6 days. she is not eating and had been having problems pooping before. ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you changed your dog's food, or if you changed food gradually or ...
My new dog6/25/2009
  Q: I recently adopted my grandfathers 5 year old retriever/lab mix when he passed away. She looks ...
  A: Many dogs don't exhibit any outward signs of the Heartworm disease, until the condition has ...
my female red nose pit6/25/2009
  Q: she was starting to scratch her tail and back and then i noticed that she had started to naw in the ...
  A: Intense itching in the tail area is a big sign of fleas. Since seeing the first vet, have you got ...
Body checking bully6/24/2009
  Q: I have 10 month old pitbull he is a very nice dog but when we are on walks and he is loose he greets ...
  A: It doesn't sound as though your puppy is aggressive, just over-enthusiastic, and maybe a little out ...
New puppy owner6/24/2009
  Q: I'll be getting a 9wks.old Pomeranian, over the weekend. What puppy food could you recommend? I ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy! A good rule of thumb is to buy the very best puppy food ...
Cairn Terrier Tail Problem6/24/2009
  Q: My one year old Cairn Terrier (spayed female) seems to have a problem with her tail, the under side ...
  A: The most common cause of severe itching at the base of the tail is fleas. A good way to check for ...
freinds dog6/24/2009
  Q: this is a 15 year old rottweiler and its obvious that the dog is lame do to hips and is in alot of ...
  A: Pain can be controlled. If the dog's current owner won't take the dog to the vet to get appropriate ...
New Rescue Dog "Jealous" of Current Dog6/23/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I have a 15 month old male Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix that is extremely smart, ...
  A: Male dogs are usually very willing to let a female dog assume the "alpha" role, and act submissive ...
skin6/23/2009
  Q: i have an 8 year old yorkie she has suddenly got these black dry patches of skin that seem crust ...
  A: Sudden changes in skin color, can mean a cause for concern. It can be something simple, like a yeast ...
skin6/23/2009
  Q: i have an 8 yearold yorkie bitch and she suddenly got dry black patches on her skin that go crusty ...
  A: Changes in skin color, can mean that something is going on. It can be something simple, like a yeast ...
dog paw6/23/2009
  Q: I have an 11 year old female Weimaraner. I recently noticed that one of her front paws appeared to ...
  A: You're right about the possibility of your dog having some pain or discomfort, dogs are pretty stoic ...
boston terrier6/23/2009
  Q: dogs goin tobe 1 in aug he has had allergies been sensitave to weather change his basic info which ...
  A: I'd really like to help you out and offer suggestions, but I can't understand what the problem is. ...
Dog Urine in Grass6/22/2009
  Q: I have a little dog area behind my house that my dog has access to when we are gone so he doesn't go ...
  A: Odor Destroyer Dry Outdoor Pet Urine Odor Remover, sounds exactly what you're looking for: ...
Vaccination6/22/2009
  Q: Is de-worming and other vaccination really important for japanese spitz? Or can they live without ...
  A: De-worming isn't the same as vaccination. If your dog has internal parasites, they must be killed. ...
false pregnancy attracting males?6/22/2009
  Q: it seems that our 10 month old Chessie is having a false pregnancy(swollen boobs, some nesting ...
  A: Something like 90% of false pregnancies in dogs resolve over a period of two to three weeks with no ...
Pomeranian unusual behavior6/22/2009
  Q: We have a 6 year old Pom, she had an "attack" or seizure tonight. She let out a small yelp, jumped ...
  A: After a dog has a seizure (called the Post-ictal stage), it's normal for her to appear confused or ...
Lexi's nail was cut too short6/21/2009
  Q: The groomer accidently cut Lexi's nail too short,it's black and she is sore can not walk properly, ...
  A: Your dog will make a full recovery, and suffer no ill effects from her recent nail clipping. You ...
training my gsd6/20/2009
  Q: I adopted a 5-6 month old female German shepherd, she is learning and picking up on things very ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is displaying some submissive urination. Submissive urination may be present ...
sebaceous cyst6/20/2009
  Q: I have a 13 year old cocker spaniel. The vet has told me she has a sebaceous cyst and says to leave ...
  A: Usually these cysts do not demand remove. The common suggested home care it to monitor the cyst for ...
Zinc Oxide cream ingestion6/20/2009
  Q: My 65 pound bassett hound just ate a small tube of zinc oxide ointment. He has thrown up and is ...
  A: Your best bet is to call your vet, and ask what to to next! Zinc oxide isn't able to be digested, ...
Great Dane Fur/Skin6/19/2009
  Q: Let me begin by saying that I DO have an appointment for my 7 month old great dane this afternoon. I ...
  A: Chloe sounds beautiful, and it's good you're taking her to the vet. When it comes to skin problems ...
Kennel cough6/19/2009
  Q: I just adopted a dog that has kennel cough. When playing around with it, can the virus transfer to ...
  A: Yes, Kennel Cough is highly contagious to other dogs, and you can transfer it from dog to dog. If ...
Breeding Question6/18/2009
  Q: I have an amazing 2 1/2 year old Boston Terrier female. My friend has a Boston Terrier male and we ...
  A: On average, a dog's heat cycle lasts 21 days not two weeks. A good rule of thumb is: 7 days coming ...
in heet6/18/2009
  Q: my sharpea ( or how ever you spell it) is in heat her bottom looks like a prolapsed uterus. it looks ...
  A: Usually a prolapsed uterus occurs after a dog delivers a litter of puppies, but since I can't see ...
pit bull health6/18/2009
  Q: my pit bull was 100% ok yesterday and this morning... but when i went out to give her her dinner she ...
  A: Dogs are naturally pretty stoic when it comes to acting like they don't feel well. For all you know, ...
Sheltie barking6/17/2009
  Q: I just rescued a 1 1/2 yr old sheltie 3 weeks ago. He is a great dog, easy to train, but he always ...
  A: Though they don't need miles of running exercise, Shetland Sheepdogs are herding dogs who MUST have ...
Can't get boxer to leave paw injury alone...6/17/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old boxer who recently was to the vet to remove a skin growth on her back left paw. ...
  A: Any kind of dog bootie can be used to protect your dog's foot so she can't get at the bandage. ...
Please Help Me6/17/2009
  Q: Kentucky. I'm writing a research paper on Dog Breeding and how I believe it's wrong. Can you give me ...
  A: Dog breeding isn't wrong, what's wrong are unscrupulous people who breed for profit, rather than ...
3 month puppy6/17/2009
  Q: I took my new puppy to the vet yesterday, for check up and coughing. Worried that it may be kennel ...
  A: Minor to moderate forms of Kennel Cough usually will go away on it's own, without any treatment. If ...
my dogs paw6/16/2009
  Q: Last night i noticed that my dog was walking funny, so I looked at her paw and it is swollen and ...
  A: Sorry, I can't diagnose your dog. Having tried to treat your dog on your own, and not seeing ...
Dog vomiting and not eating6/16/2009
  Q: Hi Patti- My dog is an 8 month old boxer and she just got over parvo- She looks like skin and bones ...
  A: Parvovirus attacks the lining of the stomach and it takes several weeks for that to heal, even if ...
Older dog now acting strange6/16/2009
  Q: my dog is a German shepherd collie mix miniature and he's about 13 now. He's normally a very calm ...
  A: The panting and restlessness at night, being overly clingy and sleeping in odd areas can be a sign ...
Leg tremors6/16/2009
  Q: I have a5 yr old pureberd chocolat lab. For the past several weeks he started leg trembling on all ...
  A: If your dog only has these leg tremors while he's sleeping, it's possible he's dreaming, and the leg ...
Blindness in old dog6/15/2009
  Q: I have a 20 year-old mixed breed male dog (retriever) that has been deaf for some time now and is ...
  A: Sight problems are relatively common in older dogs, with vision deteriorating as part of the aging ...
Benadryl for Hot Spots6/15/2009
  Q: Shawn, I have a seven year old Lhasa Poo that gets hot spots at least once a year. Everytime I have ...
  A: While I can't say what pills you have there, regular strength Benadryl is often given to dogs for ...
States6/15/2009
  Q: What state has the most stray dogs? I have been wondering this for quite some time... Thank you! ...
  A: I really don't know! The following site has plenty of interesting info on stray dogs world wide: ...
Swollen sack underneath vulva6/15/2009
  Q: My boxer is quite pregnant. We keep our dogs in a fenced in area unfortunately others do not and a ...
  A: I can't say what's going on with your dog, this enlarged mass near her vulva doesn't sound "normal" ...
10 week old Keeshond puppy scratching and hair loss on face6/14/2009
  Q: We have a 10 week old keeshond puppy that seems to scratch quite a bit and we noticed a few days ago ...
  A: Your puppy needs to be examined by a veterinarian. The problem might be Demodectic mange, but it ...
not enough milk6/14/2009
  Q: my dog just had 4 pups. she is not giving enough milk. is there anything i can do or give her to ...
  A: Are the puppies constantly crying & fussing? If not, then she is producing enough milk for them. Are ...
dog peeing6/14/2009
  Q: My inlaws have a shepard cross dog who pees all over everything. We have a resort and the dog pees ...
  A: Your in-law's dog needs to be on a leash. If he or she is free to run around unsupervised, there is ...
8 year old breaking housetraining6/14/2009
  Q: I've been rescuing and training dogs all of my life (I'm 60#. I'm seriously interested in adopting ...
  A: I can't give you a definitive answer but part of the problem might be the dog's current owner isn't ...
Picking a puppy6/13/2009
  Q: I am looking at getting a puppy and I have narrowed it down to a bischon/shih tzu cross. My question ...
  A: Both the Bichon Frise and Shih-Tzu breeds are "toy" sized dogs, and are naturally small dogs. Some ...
weening6/13/2009
  Q: I have a dog and her 3 week old puppy just died she is engorged.I know I can use warm compresses to ...
  A: Topical warm water compresses can help with the pain, but Mastitis is a is a bacterial infection, ...
food6/13/2009
  Q: I am getting a shih tzu puppy in a few weeks and i am undecided about what puppy food is best for my ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy! Your puppy needs to be on a puppy formula for his/her ...
2 deliveries during one pregnancy6/13/2009
  Q: My question is that my pit bull just had 4 babies but 1 of them died, someone told me that she is ...
  A: If your dog has retained a puppy after giving birth, she needs immediate vet care! That's something ...
breeding6/12/2009
  Q: i have a year and a half year old male mastif and im trying to breed him but i cant get him to take ...
  A: There are several possibilities as to why your male is disinterested in your female currently in ...
a new minpin?6/12/2009
  Q: My friend needs to rehome a 10 year old female miniature pinscher. Will a well behaved, calmer ...
  A: There's really no way to guess about this. Since it's your friend's dog you're considering taking ...
Dogs Ill6/12/2009
  Q: I had three puppies, all of them around the age of 6-7 months old. 2 of them were brother and ...
  A: I'm sorry for the loss of your female Pomeranian. Did you ever get a diagnosis for her? It sounds ...
blood in german shephard's urine6/12/2009
  Q: I have a 5 yr old german shephard that is very healthy, utd on shots, etc. Recently within the past ...
  A: Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of blood in the urine. The infection may be in ...
Pregnant Chihuahua6/12/2009
  Q: My Chihuahua chloe just gave birth to a healthy 5 puppies well in November of 08 this was only her ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the accidental pregnancy. Depending on the size of your Chihuahua, a ...
mixing benadryl and doxcycline in dogs6/12/2009
  Q: i have a dog (dinky) he weighs about 4 kilos and is about 10 years old. he is being treated for tick ...
  A: Since Dinky is already receiving medication, a simple phone call to your vet will let you know if ...
desperate I need help for my Boston terrier!!!6/11/2009
  Q: I need help badly. i lost my job no money for me to go to doctors also my boston has been weekly he ...
  A: If your vet has told you that your dog needs to lose weight to be healthier, you need to do just ...
dog growling only when lying down6/11/2009
  Q: I recenlty adopted a rescue dog that is a year old. He has a lovely disposition, is gentle and ...
  A: Whenever your dog growls at you, he is exerting his dominance over you. Staring him down works, as ...
Help?6/11/2009
  Q: I have a 2yr old lab. I am about to move across state (about 6 hrs)in 4 days and she has ...
  A: If your dog doesn't get an upset stomach when her stomach is empty (some dogs do) then don't feed ...
dog behaviour6/11/2009
  Q: my 2 1/2 year old chocolate lab is fully house trained and has never had accidents in the ...
  A: Anytime a reliably house trained dog starts having house training accidents out of the blue, you ...
Growling/Barking6/11/2009
  Q: My dog is a 4 year old Beagle/Dachsund mix rescue who I adopted about 3 months ago. She is doing ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is a good candidate for a Gentle Leader or Halti head harness, rather than ...
my dog won't eat6/11/2009
  Q: I have a year old chiwawa and recently he stopped eating I thought it was worms so I treated him but ...
  A: Having tried to treat your dog on your own, but not seeing any improvement, it's now time to take ...
Itchy dog6/10/2009
  Q: I have an American Staffordshire Terrier and every year at this time she starts with the itching. ...
  A: If your dog's itchiness happens at about this time every year, it's a pretty good guess that it's ...
Feeding my puppy6/10/2009
  Q: We rescued a family of what seem to be a chow chow and sharpei mix..a friend estimated that they ...
  A: You didn't say what food you're feeding your puppy. A puppy should receive a "puppy food" for it's ...
lead training6/9/2009
  Q: I have a 8 month adopted stray lab mix I have had 2 .months. We have neutered and worked on reducing ...
  A: Because your dog is frightened of walking on a leash, you have to go very slow, allowing him to ...
High liver enzymes in my chihuahua6/8/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old female Chihuahua who seems healthy. She pees and poos and eats and drinks and ...
  A: There are five common liver enzyme tests, do you know which tests were run, and the test result ...
can you help me!?6/8/2009
  Q: ok so i have a 16 year old american eskimo, and its only been recent that he seems to be hungry ALL ...
  A: I'm really sorry, but nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. Your dog needs to be examined ...
2 puppies6/8/2009
  Q: My husband, my 2 children ages 10 and 12 and I,have just visited a woman, whose beautiful black lab ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy(s)! While it's indisputable what levels of curtness are ...
PROESTRUSS6/8/2009
  Q: During proestrus, I am aware of more frequent urination from the bitch! My question is: Is it ...
  A: To my knowledge, a bitch does not have a rise of temperature during the proestrus stage of her heat ...
9 week smoodle vomiting and lethargic6/8/2009
  Q: my puppy was fine last night but this morning he threw up and he keeps throwing up and he is also ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear your puppy isn't feeling well. Unfortunately, there are probably hundreds of ...
Housetraining Problem with Adult Dog6/7/2009
  Q: We have a dog that came from the animal shelter, a 1 year old Chihuahua mix. They did not have ...
  A: Your dog obviously is having a medical problem, yelling at him for house training accidents he can't ...
Dapple Dachshund6/7/2009
  Q: I was wondering if dapple daschunds with lighter colored eyes such as green are more prone to ...
  A: Double dappled Dachshunds very often have serious health problems. Single dapples can be perfectly ...
Easing a Little Dog's Cough6/7/2009
  Q: My 14 year old poodle-shitzhu mix was diagnosed with lung cancer roughly four months ago. We chose ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition, I can tell that you love your dog very much. Setting up ...
wild cherry trees6/7/2009
  Q: I work with Surry Animal Rescue in NC. I am fostering a 5 month old pup. I had some limbs taken off ...
  A: I have seen Wild Cherry on lists of plants that are toxic to dogs. Their leaves, seed pits, stems, ...
Potty training6/7/2009
  Q: You've probably gotten this question a million times, but I am desperate for a resolution. I have a ...
  A: Keep in mind that dogs want to be clean and want to learn where to go. They're also creatures of ...
pain med6/7/2009
  Q: can you give a chihuahua advil for pain
  A: NEVER give a dog Advil/ibuprofen or Tylenol products, they are highly toxic to dogs. Advil is an ...
8 month old female bichon/shizu sp?6/6/2009
  Q: I'm having a problem w/ her peeing on furniture but her litter sister does not. I'm thinking her is ...
  A: Dogs are all individuals, it makes no difference if your dogs are related or not as far as the one ...
Arthritis dog6/6/2009
  Q: She has arthritis in her back hip and legs.Dog aspirin cost nine dollars for only a few pills and it ...
  A: Aspirin, both buffered adult or baby aspirins can safely be given to dogs. Most veterinarians ...
dog acting weird6/6/2009
  Q: My goldendoddle is 21 months old, today she has been acting very weird since 9am about 11 hours she ...
  A: A dog's sense of smell can be as much as 100 times better than a person's. It sounds as though ...
jack Russell6/5/2009
  Q: my jack russell which i have had for three months since he was a puppy has a small red spot/bite on ...
  A: Unfortunately, the only way to tell what kind of growth your dog has, is to have him examined by ...
potty training6/4/2009
  Q: i have a yorkie puppy(13weeks)and she want use the pads what will i do??? and i really dont want to ...
  A: At 13 weeks old, your puppy is still a baby, and needs to be trained to use house training pads, and ...
dachunds and rabbits6/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old rabbit. I am considering a daschund puppy. I am doing my homework and Called ...
  A: If you know that you can't supervise a rabbit and a dog (of any breed), then you're setting yourself ...
dog overly submissive6/4/2009
  Q: we've had our dog for 8 years, treated her very good, and when you call her she will run from you, ...
  A: Dogs come with all kinds of personalities, just like people. It sounds like, your dog is more high ...
rescued cavalier6/3/2009
  Q: We have a 5 yr old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Lizzi was rescued from a Puppy Mill and we got her ...
  A: Re-conditioning Lizzi is going to take plenty of time and patience, but you should be able to help ...
ivy6/3/2009
  Q: I know that you are not a vet but you may be able to help me we have an ivy tree growing in the back ...
  A: Are you sure it's Ivy your dogs have been eating? Ivy is a vine or ground cover, not a tree. Ivy is ...
my two nuetered males don't get along6/3/2009
  Q: I have an olde English bull dog that is 5 yrs. and have had him since a pup. I also have a female ...
  A: Introducing a new dog alters the dynamics of all the dogs. Three dogs are a pack, they have a ...
No Puppies please6/1/2009
  Q: Our miniature dachshund is in heat but our friend needed our help. So, we are dog sitting for him ...
  A: Your sweetheart is correct, any dog can get any other dog pregnant! You shouldn't let your dog alone ...
Urination problems5/31/2009
  Q: 10 year old Maltese/ Schnauzer mix. She was hit by a car about 2 years ago and the accident broke ...
  A: Incontinence is not unusual in older female dogs, so it's hard to say if the condition has anything ...
dogs5/30/2009
  Q: i have a long haired wiener dog and he wags his tail and smiles and everyone in my family but when i ...
  A: You didn't say how much of the daily care you provide for your long haired Dachshund. A good way to ...
Potty training 2 year old Chihuahua5/30/2009
  Q: I have three dogs, 7 yr old schanazer, 3 year old datsun and 2 year old chiahuahua. My chiahuahua ...
  A: You didn't say if your other two dogs are also male, and whether or not any of your dogs are spayed ...
Misbehaviour5/30/2009
  Q: I have had my Dachshund Jack Russell cross for about nine years now and have always thought of him ...
  A: I think your dog was lulling you into a false sense of security, by not reacting to all the other ...
Old Dog5/29/2009
  Q: We've had our dog, Jeanie for about 12-13 years now. We guess that she is around 15 years old but we ...
  A: The medication your vet gave you for your dog's joint condition did not cure her, sadly nothing will ...
dog pregnancy5/29/2009
  Q: i have a dog who got pregnant and gave birth from her last heat, i would like to ask if it will be ...
  A: It's best that a dog have a "rest" after having a litter, and skip a heat cycle before breeding her ...
vestibular disorder5/29/2009
  Q: My 14 yr.old dog recently experienced an episode of vestibular disorder. She has not eaten in 4 days ...
  A: A dog can survive for quite a while without food but it depends on her health and physical condition ...
male dog behavior5/28/2009
  Q: I have a hound mix that we rescued and he has not been neutered. We have had him for quite some ...
  A: If a spayed female dog is attracting a male, it's possible that she has a urinary tract infection. ...
2 year old dog/new kitten5/28/2009
  Q: We have a two year old female puggle who is the light of our lives. Two days ago our daughter found ...
  A: Dogs and cat are not natural mortal enemies. Most of the time, it's easier to introduce a kitten to ...
how much salmon can a dog eat5/28/2009
  Q: I read your answer to a dog owner who asked how much salmon can her dog eat. However, what I want to ...
  A: I don't know which previous answer of mine you are referring to, I get quite a few messages. If ...
Osteoarthritis and Cortisone5/27/2009
  Q: I have a 4 yr old Bernese Mt Dog. She has shown signs of stiffness on her front legs for years. ...
  A: Have you spoken to your vet and told him or her that the Rimadyl doesn't seem to be effective? A ...
Neutered male marking territory5/27/2009
  Q: I have a 4 yr old neutered Maltese Bichon mix, Rudy, a 5 yr old spayed Bichon, Daisy, and a 3 yr ...
  A: You didn't say if Rudy has been neutered. Most of the time, neutering helps to stop territorial ...
shiba and vizsla not getting along5/27/2009
  Q: So, I have two Shiba Inus (one is 11 female, and the other 3 male) about a week ago we got a 4 month ...
  A: Your male Shiba Inu should be separated from the Vizsla when you aren't able to supervise. This can ...
dogs5/27/2009
  Q: I have 6 staffy pups at 3 wks old..the stud owners have chosen a male as there pick of the litter ...
  A: As long as their daughter is supervised when she's around the puppy, the puppy should be fine living ...
newborn puppies5/26/2009
  Q: WE have 2 day old puppies was wondering when their ears will open? ANSWER: Hi Amanda, ...
  A: For the next two to six weeks, your mother dog will be producing a reddish brown to bright green ...
dog diet5/26/2009
  Q: I have a german shephered he is of 14 months. We are giving him alot of diet but still he is not ...
  A: As far as I know, Chapati is a doughy bread-like food, it may be okay to use this food as a treat, ...
postpartum feeding5/25/2009
  Q: Is there anything special I can feed my new mom Shih Tzu to help increase her milk production? She ...
  A: Actually, you should have transitioned your dog onto a diet of a high quality puppy food, during the ...
sleeping puppy5/25/2009
  Q: I have a 12week old Bassett puppy who gets up anytime from 4am onwards. I have tried ignoring his ...
  A: Yes, after giving your puppy the chance to go to the bathroom, you are doing the right thing when ...
Housebreaking A Puppy5/25/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I just adopted our second dog from the local pound a few weeks ago. Her name is ...
  A: Have you had your dog examined to rule out a medical cause for not being about to "hold it"? If ...
fresh vegetables5/25/2009
  Q: My dogs love fresh peas and carrots,are these ok to give.they eat them raw.
  A: Yes! Fresh peas and carrots are wonderful for dogs. You can even give them as treats! Other dog-safe ...
mucus, ? blood in stool5/24/2009
  Q: I have a 6mth min. pincher who woke me up this morning pacing in her kennel and I found stool in her ...
  A: Blood and mucous in your dog's stools does indicate a problem, but the only way to get a diagnosis ...
my 9 month old puppy5/24/2009
  Q: My 9 month old german shepard/husky/chow mix puppy. was bite by flies and his eyes are still really ...
  A: It's safe to give your puppy original regular strength Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) to relieve his bug ...
Dog Food5/24/2009
  Q: I have a 9yr old lab, she weighs 54 Lbs, She is not sick, she just refuses to eat dog food, it's ...
  A: You've pretty much summed up the problem, when you said "it's my fault, I feed her table food that ...
best food for west highland white terrier5/23/2009
  Q: I have 3 month old puppy. At the moment I am feeding him with Acana Grassland. Dog eats it normally, ...
  A: The best food for your puppy is a puppy food, for his first full year. Acana Grassland does make a ...
Exercising my dog5/23/2009
  Q: I have a Shitzu/Lasa puppy. She will be 2 on September 1st. I got her for a companion because on ...
  A: I understand your concerns. Do you (or somebody you know) happen to belong to a church or synagogue ...
new baby in the house5/23/2009
  Q: ....now I am just wondering if the dog is getting jealous ....today all day Lilly ( my dog s name) ...
  A: Congratulations on the birth of your child! Lilly, a trusted companion though she is, is still an ...
walking the dog5/22/2009
  Q: i have a 100 pound lab,he used to love to go on walks,all of a sudden he acts like he wants to go ...
  A: It's really impossible to guess the reason why your dog is suddenly behaving the way he is, but the ...
separation anxiety5/21/2009
  Q: Would playing a recording of my voice make my dog happier when he is home alone? And if so, should ...
  A: Many people leave a radio or TV on for their dog, but if you want to record your own voice that ...
treats5/21/2009
  Q: . i am scared to buy any dog treats anymore because of all the recalls, so i have been dehydrating ...
  A: You shouldn't blame yourself for your dog's illness. As dogs age, it's very common that they develop ...
The circle of poop5/21/2009
  Q: My wife and I have just rescued a bichon/poodle mix and he is a great little dog. A happy guy. We ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! Your dog's behavior of turning in a circle isn't really so odd. ...
Moving Anxiety5/21/2009
  Q: Greetings, I have a two year old lab/pit/boxer mix male that is very friendly and social, but I'm ...
  A: Dogs thrive on routine. Just like people, some dogs are a little more "high strung" than others, and ...
Boxer puppy5/20/2009
  Q: I have a boxer puppy 10 weeks old and we are trying to crate her slowly. She goes in willingly ...
  A: It's great your puppy is being such a good student about crate training! The problem with her ...
cool sites5/20/2009
  Q: P.S. do you know of any websites where they dont ask for like passwords and stuff where i can just ...
  A: Petfinders.com has a great (and very active!) pet message board. Go to: ...
dog history5/20/2009
  Q: i got a female dotson about a week ago. my dad picked her out for me and to be honest i never would ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! Since you've asked, the breed of dog you now own is called a ...
ADVICE ON SIGNIFICANCE OF DERANGED BLOOD PANEL VALUES5/20/2009
  Q: What are IgG and IgM thresholds in normal healthy dogs. The blood panel investigation of my female ...
  A: Your question is well beyond a lay-person, such as myself. You should direct your question to one of ...
Heart rate and breathing5/20/2009
  Q: I have recently rescued a puppy 3-months, she is just a sack of bones, very, very skinny. I deworm ...
  A: Anytime you adopt a puppy it's a good to have it examined by a vet. Your puppy may be in need of ...
eyes of my Chihuahua5/20/2009
  Q: My Chihuahua keeps rubbing her eyes and licking her feet after rubbing her eyes and they are ...
  A: Being such a little dog, and so low to the ground, it's possible pollen, dust or something else is ...
sick puppy5/20/2009
  Q: I have a mix breed. he is a cross with a yorkie and a chiawawah. He is about 3 months old now. He ...
  A: There's no way to guess at what's the matter with your puppy. He needs to be examined by a ...
My chihuahua5/20/2009
  Q: I have a regular chihuahua who is over weight by 5 pounds, I know she over eats mainly treat bones ...
  A: Chihuahua's can vary in size and weight. More than how much your dog actually weighs, it's more ...
4 yr old lhasa apso5/20/2009
  Q: my 4 yr old lhasa apso had 4 puppies 5 days ago now she will not eat (had her to vet)gave me a/d ...
  A: Nursing is the most physically stressful time for a dog. She has very demanding nutritional needs ...
Herbs5/19/2009
  Q: Are there any herbs that humans consume that are dangerous for dogs; specifically thyme or oregano? ...
  A: Garlic shouldn't be given to dogs in large quantities, even though it's often recommended as a flea ...
selling of puppies5/19/2009
  Q: I sold two puppies to an older couple and now a week later they want to return them because they ...
  A: I can't say how this stands legally, did you have a written contract? As a responsible dog breeder, ...
9 mth old Great Dane5/19/2009
  Q: I have a great dane (my first, so still learning). She is about 100lbs currently and usually, she ...
  A: There are many causes of lameness. It's hard to say why your puppy suddenly seems not her usual ...
boots5/19/2009
  Q: 16 year old boarder collie x, he has always been a bit of a tender foot but now pink patches are ...
  A: There are other kinds of dog boots you can try, if the Mikki boots didin't work. The following boots ...
3 Year old Chihuahua with red skin..no itching5/19/2009
  Q: We are quite concerned, we went out of town this weekend and left our Chihuahua with my mom and dad. ...
  A: If your dog isn't itching or otherwise paying any special attention to her red belly, and if she's ...
2 Dogs & 1 Home!5/19/2009
  Q: Patti: My boyfriend and I have just moved in to the same house together, and we both have dogs. ...
  A: You didn't say if the male dog is neutered, and if your female dog has been spayed. If these dogs ...
TRAINING YORKIE5/18/2009
  Q: MY YORKIE KEEPS GOING ON MY BED, EVERYTIME HE HEARS A LOUD NOISE OR BAND HE GETS SCARED AND GOING ...
  A: First, close your bedroom door. Second supervise your dog. Don't allow him to have the run of your ...
boxer eating to fast5/18/2009
  Q: i have a 2 year old boxer ,i worrie as he eats way too fast and then his tummy starts to gurgel and ...
  A: Eating too quickly is not an uncommon problem. In Boxers it's particularly important for them to eat ...
shaving a Newfie5/17/2009
  Q: My newly adopted Newfie has obviously been shaved before as he came to us with a kind of "fuzzy" ...
  A: Sometimes, when a Newfie has a horribly neglected coat it's clipped just to get rid of the matts. ...
dog food5/17/2009
  Q: I get so confused about reading reviews. I had been using Nutro Nat Balance for my wheaten. Then I ...
  A: Here is info on Vitamin K in dog food: http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=menadione ...
Chihuahua5/17/2009
  Q: Should a breeder be notified if 1. Baby teeth did not come out and will be requiring surgery 2. ...
  A: You are correct, genetics play a role in both baby teeth that aren't shed, and also undescended ...
dogs for children5/17/2009
  Q: what is the best dog for a childs first dog
  A: There are PLENTY of "non-breed standard" dogs out there, meaning you're just as likely to find an ...
new dog5/16/2009
  Q: My family just adopted a 10 month old husky/shepard mix (Mocha). I have a cat (Willow) and another ...
  A: Anytime you bring a new pet into a home that already has animals there is a period of adjustment ...
Dog5/16/2009
  Q: My puppies eyes have been getting really wet sort of around his eye and down to his nose and he ...
  A: Mucus and watery tears can be normal, but the discharge should be minimal and clear. The pink lining ...
pups5/15/2009
  Q: I have just taken a 6 week old border terrier puppy home. Is this ok, or is it to young?
  A: Asking if it's too young to have a 6 week old puppy after bringing it home is a bit like closing the ...
my dog sounds like she's gasping/ choking5/15/2009
  Q: We adopted a 13 mo. female tibetan terrier/shitsue mix in Jan.She weighs 11 lbs. In the past 2-3 wks ...
  A: It's impossible for anyone to diagnose your dog online, without being able to see your dog! It's ...
My Dog is Peeing all over my House!5/15/2009
  Q: I have a 5 year old Yorkie that is peeing in my house when I am not home. She was crate trained, ...
  A: The answer is a simple one. Crate your dog when you aren't home, or when you aren't able to ...
my dog doesn't eat dry food5/15/2009
  Q: i have a lhaso apso that i cannot get excited about eating his supper. its like he feels suppertime ...
  A: If your dog is having chronically soft stools, it can be the food you've selected, or it may be a ...
Dog selection5/14/2009
  Q: Hey I've been trying to figure out what dog would suit me best. I want a dog that will come inside ...
  A: Since you have one dog already, more than a particular breed to consider for a second dog, you ...
New Puppy*5/14/2009
  Q: Got a new puppy & want to keep her outside with my 2 mature dogs so that they can bond, but I heard ...
  A: You didn't say how old your new puppy is. Until your puppy has received all of it's necessary puppy ...
budgie5/14/2009
  Q: he's not mature yet his peak isn't totally blue , i found at his neck region under his lower jaw a ...
  A: You sent your question to an expert who's specialty is dogs. You should contact an expert who's ...
puppy5/13/2009
  Q: I recently bought a puppy off a breeder and she wants me to take the puppy at 6 weeks old. Is this ...
  A: Six weeks old is entirely too young to separate a puppy from it's mom and litter mates. The best ...
Yearly vaccination5/13/2009
  Q: My pomeranian boy and girl are 2.5 and 4 years old. The boy got all important vaccination since the ...
  A: Research has proven that vaccines have a longer term of effectiveness against disease than ...
pomeriaian uglies5/13/2009
  Q: Patti I have a female Pomeranian who is 3 going on 4 in December. To my Knowledge and iv had her ...
  A: When Pomeranians go through puberty, it's sometimes called the "ugly stage", where their puppy coat ...
female boxer eight years old5/13/2009
  Q: do female boxers go through the change of life like women do?
  A: No dog, of any breed has a menopause, or "change of life" as human women do. As a dog ages, their ...
Hard crusty looks like calcium deposit????5/13/2009
  Q: I have a border colly that is about 11 years old we have only had her 3 years when we baught the ...
  A: Right off the bat, I have to tell you that you should NEVER give your dog Tylenol - or products that ...
SPOTS5/12/2009
  Q: My boxer spends alot of time out side with us and he has just over night developed these red dots ...
  A: It's probable that the spots are insect bites. Is your dog scratching them? Is the area red or ...
becoming a vet5/12/2009
  Q: I am 25 and have a degree in biology/geology from the university of bristol. I am interested in ...
  A: To become a veterinarian, it is a four year program at a veterinary medicine school, after ...
Two Dogs5/12/2009
  Q: We have a 2 1/2 year old female terrier mix. She seems to get along well with other dogs (at least ...
  A: Since you have a female dog, your second dog should be a neutered male. Two females can get along, ...
feeding a 7 month old border collie5/12/2009
  Q: I was just wanting to how often do I need to feed my 7 month old border collie pup. His Mother is a ...
  A: The actual amount you feed your puppy will differ, depending on the brand of food you're using ...
licking and hunting5/12/2009
  Q: I have a Miniature Dachshund and she is only 8 months old. Lucy licks EVERYTHING. you can do ...
  A: Being a Dachshund, Lucy comes by her desire to chase rabbits naturally. However, you shouldn't allow ...
St. Bernard Rescue5/11/2009
  Q: We recently rescued a 5 year old female St. Bernard. Our household is mom, dad, 16 yrs old girl. ...
  A: Anytime you bring a new dog into your home, there's a period of adjustment, this goes double when ...
Potty Training5/11/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a sheltie puppy at 3 months and house breaking was going very well. I then ...
  A: Taking your younger puppy outside on her own, without your other puppy is the answer. I realize ...
Signs of pregnancy5/11/2009
  Q: I think my Japanese Akita may be pregnant, although i'm not 100% sure, th only signs i have noticed ...
  A: Has your dog recently had her heat cycle? Was she allowed to be with a male dog at any point during ...
Feeding rabbit to dogs?5/11/2009
  Q: We have a beagle-chow mix and a husky-wolf mix, and they both eagerly chase down rabbits while ...
  A: It's probably best not to allow your dogs to chase wild animals of any kind. If they catch one, as ...
safest food for our pug puppy5/10/2009
  Q: we will be getting a female pug puppy soon best and safest food for her as pup and adult? thanks bob ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy! The best food your your puppy is a "puppy food" diet. She ...
low sugar level seizures in dogs5/10/2009
  Q: I have a 7 year old Beagle bitch who has been have seizures for the last 2 years, they always ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog is receiving medication for her seizure disorder. This is a condition ...
getting two male dogs to get along.5/10/2009
  Q: We had a one year old akc lab that we were have a very hard time with keeping in our home. He was ...
  A: The stud male dog is acting as a normal dog that isn't neutered! The mounting behavior is a display ...
Rescued Dog with behavior Problems5/9/2009
  Q: We rescued a female GSD in September last year. The plan was for her to breed with our Male GSD ...
  A: The constant running in circles might be a symptom of a vision problem or a neurological/balance ...
Carpal Pad5/8/2009
  Q: I just wondered if you would know if a dog can break his carpal pad ... the reason i am asking is ...
  A: A dog's carpal pad isn't bone, but it's totally possible for the pad to be bruised, or lacerated or ...
puppies5/8/2009
  Q: I am due to collect a puppy from a breeder in a few weeks and wondered if it was ok to take her at 7 ...
  A: Congratulations on your impending puppy! Eight weeks old is the preferred time to bring a puppy ...
Dog hair loss!!5/8/2009
  Q: My 9 month old chocolate lab girl beau, i have noticed in the last two weeks she has three patches ...
  A: The only way to find out the reason for your puppy's hair loss is to have your vet examine her. If ...
Min Pin Pregnancies5/7/2009
  Q: We have a 9 month old female Min Pin that just went through her first heat. We also have a male Min ...
  A: What a shame your 9 month old puppy wasn't spayed before the onset of her first heat cycle. She ...
4 month old pup with hives5/7/2009
  Q: my pup was outside an hour or so ago when he came in he has what looks like hives all over,mainly ...
  A: It's very possible the hives were some kind of insect bite, though they probably were not from a ...
When will my Border Collie give birth?5/6/2009
  Q: I raise purebred Border Collie puppies. This is my females second litter, and I'm not sure when she ...
  A: In order to get a close approximation of when your dog would be due to give birth, you'd have to ...
dog behaviour/training5/6/2009
  Q: I live in Australia and have a 2.5 yr old Red Cloud Kelpie x Australian Koolie, named Coco. She is ...
  A: When you first take Coco outside, let her have a bit of a run to help get rid of her extra energy. ...
sudden behavior change5/5/2009
  Q: I have a 9 year old rat terrier who up until recently has been a fun loving, easy going little guy. ...
  A: It might take time for your dog to get over his "trauma" and stop being skittish. No amount of ...
about my Pekingese5/5/2009
  Q: peter gives rebecka cheese everyday,about 2 pieces,rebecka is white and red,but for some reason ...
  A: Small amounts of Cheese, and some Chicken are great treats for a dog, but hopefully she is also ...
rectal bleeding5/5/2009
  Q: I have an 11 year old Siberian Husky. Started loosing weight, loosing hair in spots and drinking ...
  A: Without actually seeing your dog I cannot tell you for sure that he has be sure hemorrhoids, it's ...
Our dog has bitten one of us!5/5/2009
  Q: Spike is a 4 y/o German Shepherd/Rottweiller mix (we think) and is a rescue dog (neutered 2 weeks ...
  A: I was going to suggest a muzzle, before I got to that part of your message where you said you'd be ...
Puppy fracture5/5/2009
  Q: You said that you have owned multiple dogs, so I was hoping you could tell me or give a rough ...
  A: I can't tell you the price of vet care because prices can vary greatly depending on your location. ...
The right food for my dog5/5/2009
  Q: What kind of food do most people feed their half maltese half miniture schnauzer? I have a female ...
  A: There isn't a specific dog food that's right for any individual dog breed, but there are definitely ...
Rescued dog with SEVERE fear of people won't come in the house!5/5/2009
  Q: We rescued a dog from a high kill shelter that only had a few days to live. Her name is Debbie and ...
  A: You did a great thing by taking this dog in! It might help, until your dog is more willing to come ...
Poodle5/4/2009
  Q: I have a minature poodle. He has 3 different "lumps or bumps" on his back. They do not bother him at ...
  A: It's always scary when you discover a lump on your dog. However there is absolutely no way to guess ...
refused her regular food.5/4/2009
  Q: i have a 9 months old female schnauzer that is refusing to eat her regular food. at first i though ...
  A: Your dog is testing you. She can easily become a finicky eater if you dole out food options, instead ...
Dog peeing on bed/couch5/4/2009
  Q: I have a 14 mo. old Shitzuh, male. He has been potty trained for 6 mos at least. I took him to the ...
  A: You didn't say how your dog has been acting strangely since going to the groomer, so I can't address ...
Ridgeback Puppy5/4/2009
  Q: we have recently purchased a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, he is now almost 9 weeks old and we have had ...
  A: Anytime you can't be watching your puppy, whether you're home, at work, or during over night, he ...
8 month old housebroken Shiba Inu will not pee/poop in yard5/3/2009
  Q: We brought our 8 month old shiba home 6 days ago and she peed and pooped out in front of our house. ...
  A: You've said your puppy is under supervision during day. Not close enough supervision, if she's ...
dogs5/3/2009
  Q: What would be the dosage be for dogs in Cranberry Extract pills that are prescribed for people ? ...
  A: I would caution you about using an acidify your dog's diet if you are doing if to treat or prevent ...
Food allergies in dogs5/2/2009
  Q: I purchased a 3 month old purebred puppy (yellow lab) for my daughter a couple of months ago and the ...
  A: As far as I know, unlike skin conditions, which are a genetically inherited disorder, food allergies ...
Can Pomeranian have anxiety attacks?5/2/2009
  Q: I have a three year old pomeranian named Ivonna. She is very sweet but I do spoil and baby her too ...
  A: Dogs can develop anxiety over stressful situations, such as thunderstorms, or being left alone. ...
dog from shelter shaking head5/2/2009
  Q: She was rescued from a shelter because she was going to be put down. I have had her for about 12 ...
  A: It's totally possible that the dog you're fostering has ear-mites. Ear mites are visible by using a ...
Buddy watches too much TV5/2/2009
  Q: My 3 year old male chihuahua actually watches tv. I have read that dogs only react to motion on tv. ...
  A: One of my dogs seems to watch TV too. A cartoon dog's "bark" probably is made by a person ...
dog5/1/2009
  Q: my pitbull just have her pupis 2 days ago but she dosent want to eat im feeding her with natural ...
  A: During the seventh week of your dog's pregnancy, your dog's food intake should have increased by ...
My dog issues5/1/2009
  Q: My name is katie and i have a maltese that is about 2 years old. My dog has MAJOR issues on how to ...
  A: Part of your dog's barking problem is that you are getting close to her and holding her. Being held ...
walking my Staffordshire bull terrier4/29/2009
  Q: i have a staff hes 6 month hold when i take him for a walk he wont go on a lead he will work off it ...
  A: You have to train a dog to walk nicely on a leash, they don't just "know it". Here's how to do it: ...
Doggie Piggy4/29/2009
  Q: I have a two year old beagle/jack mix who is a pig. In the house also are four cats and another dog. ...
  A: Dogs are natural scavengers, most will eat whatever is presented to them, or whatever they can find ...
2 MALE DOGS FIGHTING4/29/2009
  Q: Help please the dogs are ruling my life. I have a 4 year old chocolate labrador and a 4 year old ...
  A: Your problem stems from having two healthy un-neutered adult male dogs. They're acting like two ...
Puppy shots4/28/2009
  Q: My 4 month old mini dachshund is due for the 3rd puppy shot, the parvo combo. Last time we ...
  A: If your puppy hasn't received all of her puppy shots, she may not have the antibodies to fight off ...
food4/28/2009
  Q: I have 3 Siberian huskies, 2 female 1 male. They all weigh 65lbs or more. How much food should they ...
  A: The average weight for adult male Siberian Husky is 45 to 60 pounds. Females are generally 35 to 50 ...
Brown Grass!4/27/2009
  Q: We have woods behind our house and I would like the dog to pee there, but she continues to pee all ...
  A: Your dog will relieve herself in whatever area she has access to. From her point of view, one area ...
Panic Attacks in Cars4/26/2009
  Q: NEED HELP!!! My dog has recently developed a curious behavior (panic attacks) when riding in the ...
  A: I don't know if you'll ever be able to pinpoint the reasons why your dog has suddenly started to ...
Food Problem4/26/2009
  Q: My dog (just rescued) won't eat anything I give to him , just drinks lots and lots of water and now ...
  A: Blood in a dog's stools can be caused by several things, ranging from straining to do to the ...
how can she be pregnant!?4/26/2009
  Q: My teacup chihuahua is showing signs of pregnancy. (nipples). She has only been exposed to a male ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your vet to rule out a false pregnancy, or "pseudocyesis". ...
Lhasa Apso4/26/2009
  Q: My 10 year old Lahasa will not put his tail up he has been like this for past 2 days. He is eating ...
  A: If your dog is acting okay, doesn't appear to be in pain, and is not off his food, there isn't a ...
! year Lab/blue heeler mix4/26/2009
  Q: have question about our new puppy. Had a lightning and thunder storm last night. Can this affect ...
  A: Many dogs and puppies are deeply troubled by thunderstorms, but the reaction(s) to the storm end ...
dogs that chew on there feet.4/24/2009
  Q: I have a dog, she is almost nine years old and I've had her since she was six weeks old. She tends ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian to get a diagnosis for whatever is causing ...
Dogs getting into garbage with diapers4/24/2009
  Q: Everytime I leave my garbage out for the trash, the only bag the animals (I'm assuming dogs) get ...
  A: A tight fitting garbage can lid is the solution to your problem. Purchasing a can that latches ...
Yorkshire Vomitting4/23/2009
  Q: My yorkie is 3 and a half. Today I took her outside and let her play in the water hose, she loves ...
  A: When a dog throws up either a clear or a yellowish frothy liquid, it just means it's stomach is ...
Re-housebreaking a dachshund4/23/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 1 year old female dachshund the other day. She was housebroken and still goes to ...
  A: It's not uncommon for a dog to need a period of adjustment after being adopted, and accidents are ...
hot spots on lab4/22/2009
  Q: we are bringing our seven year old lab back into the country after a rather unsuccessful year in ...
  A: Since these "hot spots" are a recurring problem, and you've been to the vet more than once, have you ...
My dogs testicles ..........4/22/2009
  Q: My dog has just entered adult hood and is now fully grown , but i was brushing him and found that ...
  A: Anytime you find a growth on your dog it's a horrifying experience! You should treat this as ...
beagle illness4/21/2009
  Q: I'm wondering what could be causing this , what it is and how can i treat it. thank you for you ...
  A: To diagnose your dog, he or she needs to be examined by a veterinarian. A persistent cough can be ...
goat's milk4/21/2009
  Q: I was told by a friend to give the dog goat's milk mixed in with her food to help her to produce ...
  A: Once again, for whatever reason, the person you addressed your message to was either unable or ...
rescued pit bull dog4/21/2009
  Q: I have a pit bull that gave birth to 13 puppies, is there something good to feed this dog to help ...
  A: For whatever reason, the person you addressed your message to was unable or unwilling to answer it, ...
My dog wanting to be the leader.4/21/2009
  Q: My dog Toby, he is a 1 year old Fox Terrier, he is always keen to meet new dogs, but once they get ...
  A: Toby is acting like the intact adult male dog that he is. Your first course of action would be to ...
new 1 year old female pitbull4/21/2009
  Q: hey my name is shawn me and my wife got a american blue pit from her mom and step dad how can i tell ...
  A: After reading your message, I'm sure if you have a little girt that you're concerned about, or if ...
Dog Paws Loosing hair4/21/2009
  Q: our Pitbull of 10 months has recently being loosing some hair on his paws and in his leg just a ...
  A: Dermatomyositis in dog is seen primarily in Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs. This is an inherited ...
info please4/20/2009
  Q: can you explain enrichment techniques that apply to golden retrievers.
  A: In essence enrichment for animals is about giving their lives more meaning by giving the proper ...
my Dog has a temper problem4/20/2009
  Q: My Dog Growls At me when i pet him or i stand him in two paws and hug him i know he likes it because ...
  A: Your dog has been overly pampered, and hasn't been taught that he isn't the one in charge. You, and ...
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: Congratulations on your impending puppy! Getting a puppy at the right age can be a very important ...
dog4/18/2009
  Q: how long do dog live ? how were they born ?
  A: A dog's lifespan will vary, just as a person's life span will. There's really no way of knowing. ...
Old Man GSD mix4/18/2009
  Q: I have a 12 year old GSD mix. Over the past year he has developed masses on his rear legs, but he's ...
  A: At 12 years old, it's entirely possible that besides the growths, your dog is having some arthritis ...
4 yr old dog peeing in house4/18/2009
  Q: My 4 yr old min schnauzer was never completely house trained and is urinating in the house. Any hope ...
  A: Yes, it's possible to get an adult dog house trained. You need to be very diligent in preventing ...
puppy wont sleep at night4/18/2009
  Q: Patti, I have a 4 1/2 month old shih tzu, he is very good at going potty on the puppy pad if needs ...
  A: It sounds like you're doing really good, actually. Your puppy is still young, and some just take a ...
Puppy nibbling4/18/2009
  Q: We have an 8 months short hair Chi and just introduced his sister 0f 1 month into the house. Should ...
  A: I wouldn't worry about how your two dogs play, if the younger puppy isn't crying. When some dogs ...
pit bull dog giving birth4/17/2009
  Q: i rescued a pit bull dog a year ago, not sure how old she is but i do know she has some years on ...
  A: The big drawback to any Internet help line, is the response time. Anytime you feel you're having an ...
puppies4/17/2009
  Q: What does a distended stomach look and feel like on a puppy?
  A: A distended stomach will look large, as though the puppy had a really big meal. It will feel hard, ...
English Bulldog4/17/2009
  Q: I have an English bulldog year and half old. When my daughter or myself or anyone except for my ...
  A: I have a question for you. If you don't carry a pocketbook, does your dog still jump up, making it ...
dog with broken leg4/16/2009
  Q: I have a teacup Chihuahua. She only weighs about 6 lbs. Last night she jumped off the couch for the ...
  A: If you didn't have your dog examined by a veterinarian, you have no way of knowing if your dog's leg ...
keeping a miniature pinscher quite at night4/16/2009
  Q: We just got a 13wk old min pin my question to you is how do you keep it quite at night it sits in ...
  A: Your puppy is still young, and has to get used to being in your home. It may be the first time in ...
our dog's behavior4/16/2009
  Q: I have a Yorkie/Shu Szu dog I raised from a puppy. He is 5 years old. I picked him out of the ...
  A: Your little dog is indeed running the show. He needs to learn his place in the "pack", which isn't ...
Welcoming a New Rottweiler4/14/2009
  Q: I recently qot a new rottweiler, whom is about 1 month old. I also have two other doqs{chiuauha ...
  A: You didn't say for how long you've had the Rottweiler puppy. A puppy needs a few weeks to get used ...
wetting on floor4/13/2009
  Q: I have a pregnant chihuahua, 10 months old, paper trained, having problem with wetting on floor. ...
  A: It's possible that your pregnant dog's urinary incontinence problem is due to the fact she's a small ...
Pit-mix acting out.4/13/2009
  Q: we have a 5 yr old pit-mix. He was a rescued dog and and has been living in with us in the same ...
  A: For reasons you may never know, it sounds like your dog has developed a separation anxiety. With ...
11 year old dachound4/10/2009
  Q: He goes out several times a day and then will come back in and wet on the floor, he dose it right in ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. For whatever reason, the person you addressed your ...
First heat pregnanies4/7/2009
  Q: Help!I didn't realize my 7 1/2 mo. old shih zui "Coco"was in heat. She's a small dog and i didn't ...
  A: Now, you take your dog to the veterinarian and have your dog spayed, so that this will be the first ...
dog bitting4/5/2009
  Q: I have a dog called narla, she is three years old, we rescued her about 3 months ago, she has ...
  A: Until you can get control over this problem, using a muzzle on Narla would be the prefect way of ...
rescued4/5/2009
  Q: I rescued my puppy Lili today and she seems pretty scared of things. She always wants me to hold ...
  A: At just six weeks old, your puppy is just a tiny baby. Six weeks is actually a little too young to ...
Dogs peeing on area rug4/4/2009
  Q: How can I stop my dogs from peeing on the area rug or is there a dog proof area rugs I can buy that ...
  A: The answer isn't to get a new rug, the answer is to get your dog trained. You can teach an old dog ...
Birth4/4/2009
  Q: How do i care for my pregnant pug do i continue like everyday? is there any special food for her?
  A: If this pregnancy wasn't a planned one and is unwanted, please consider spaying the pregnant female ...
Help! Leg may be broken? What ar symptoms?4/4/2009
  Q: I have a 4month old English mastiff. He eats puppy chow now and weighed 271b on January 23rd. I ...
  A: Knowing your puppy has a sore leg, you shouldn't be allowing him to run, have active play, or jump ...
Pregnant Pug4/3/2009
  Q: My 15 month old pug is pregnant, I took her to the vet on Monday the 30th, he stated that she should ...
  A: Your dog may well deliver her litter within the next 24 hours, but that's not cast in stone. It's ...
3yr old boxer dog4/3/2009
  Q: I have had jack for three weeks now,he is a rescue dog,good around the house obeys comands, we go to ...
  A: There are a couple of things you can try, to help your dog get over his fear of other dogs. It will ...
my staffy4/3/2009
  Q: how can i get my dog to stop runing away from me and attacking other dogs?
  A: Very simply, you need to prevent your dog opportunies to get away from you, and also prevent him ...
WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY DOG TO PRODUCE MORE MILK FOR HER PUPPIES?4/3/2009
  Q: I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT COULD I FEED MY DOG,TO MAKE HER PRODUCE MORE MILK FOR HER PUPPIES.I HAVE ...
  A: Some mother dogs simple can't provide for their litters. You didn't say how old the puppies are. ...
Digging before pooping4/2/2009
  Q: I have a 3 month old mini schnauzer that digs in his box before he poops. We are using the wee wee ...
  A: It may be challenging to train your puppy to go to the bathroom outside, once you finally get him ...
PITBULLS NAILS4/2/2009
  Q: I AM THE OWNER OF A 90 LBS AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER.I'VE OWNED HIM FOR SIX YEARS AND HE'S VERY ...
  A: For adult dogs that are not used to having their feet touched, or just don't like having their feet ...
Our dog Diesel4/2/2009
  Q: Diesel our dog is an English Mastiff! He is 2.5 yrs old. He is a smart dag and good natured dog, ...
  A: The lunging behavior your dog does may or may be related to the attempted kidnapping event. In ...
finding the right dog4/2/2009
  Q: I'm getting a one bedroom apartment and i really want a dog of my own. I don't know which breeds of ...
  A: Before you get a dog, make sure you're allowed to have a dog in your apartment, and that it's in ...
Chinese Crested furnishing4/1/2009
  Q: By what age does a HL or HHL Chinese Crested have its full furnishings?
  A: The amount of bodyhair on the hairless variety varies quite extensively, from the true hairless ...
My Rottweiler, My Baby!4/1/2009
  Q: I have a 10 month old Rottweiler, called Bebee :) I raised him with allot of love and affection and ...
  A: I don't think you need to worry that Bebee will forget you, or love you less! You always hear about ...
Dog weight loss3/31/2009
  Q: My dog is a 14 year old Maltese who has recently been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. His ...
  A: I will assume the only dietary restrictions your dog has, is a low sodium diet. You can try mixing ...
shih tzu puppy3/31/2009
  Q: i have a 2-3 month old shih tzu puppy and she looke dlike she was having trouble pooping this ...
  A: Your puppy is having an anal gland problem. This is common in dogs, but it's uncomfortable. Your ...
bald spot and sneezing3/31/2009
  Q: Just rescued my dog from humane Society she's 3 months old and has a red bald spot on her chest. no ...
  A: Congratulations of getting a dog! If the red spot on her chest isn't bothering her in any way, then ...
walking a dog3/31/2009
  Q: I am twelve years old, and I'm getting a dog once I get out of school. I'm pretty sure I want a ...
  A: Besides the small size all of the dog breeds you're considering, you should also consider it's ...
new puppies3/30/2009
  Q: I have a four pound two year old Pomeranian who just had new pups on March 25 th. Her babies are so ...
  A: Absolutely! When you think it could be a matter of life and death, you should always consult a ...
leash train an older dog3/30/2009
  Q: my female 5 year old dog has always gone potty on our back porch and not on a leash. I want to ...
  A: Dogs are big on habit and routine. You can certainly train an adult dog to walk on a leash, it will ...
Wheaton terrier3/30/2009
  Q: I have an 13 year old wheaton who seems to be sleeping more and more. Is this because of his age? He ...
  A: It's perfectly normal for a 13 year old dog to spend more time sleeping, than he used to. The ...
I just got a Labrador Puppy?3/30/2009
  Q: I got a new Labrador Puppy and I'm going to keep it. As I have never grown up a dog on my own I ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy. You should have your puppy examined by a veterinarian. Puppies ...
RE: PUMPKIN3/30/2009
  Q: I have been taking care of my children's dog since he was hit by a car. We didn't find him until ...
  A: It probably would have been best to leave well enough alone as far as diet went, while the dog is ...
dogs nose peeling3/30/2009
  Q: I have a 9 year old female cocker spaniel and her nose has begun to peel. Its only the top perimeter ...
  A: The peeling might be nothing serious, but there are a few skin diseases that should ruled out by ...
sore leg3/29/2009
  Q: what can you do for a dog limping with a sore leg, he went for a short walk last night and was ...
  A: Needless to say, a limp can be caused from any number of ailments ranging from a sprain, or pulled ...
dachshund3/29/2009
  Q: My dog, Cash has a swollen hard belly, it happened before but he has never acted like this before. ...
  A: I am very sorry to hear of your dog's problem. Not being a doctor, I could only give you guess as ...
My dog is picky about where to go for walks3/29/2009
  Q: My 12 year old, un-neutered male dog (black lab, pit-bull and chow mutt) stops and refuses to walk ...
  A: Your dog might benefit from using a head harness, rather than being walked with a standard neck ...
Doberman Licking legs raw3/29/2009
  Q: My sister has a 6 yr. old Doberman who has been licking his legs raw since her other dog passed away ...
  A: Doberman Pinscher's are one of the breeds of dog prone to develop a condition called "Acral Lick ...
puppies/heat3/29/2009
  Q: My Shiba Inu puppy might be pregnant. she's healthy- but is only 9 months old. Is this dangerous ...
  A: Ideally, a female dog shouldn't be bred before her second heat cycle. Technically, your dog is still ...
Puppies3/28/2009
  Q: My 10 month old dog is going to have pups any day and I was just wondering how long i should wait to ...
  A: Only extremely rarely would a dam need cleaning after having puppies. As far as bathing the pups, ...
3 yr old Dog pees inside and refuses to go outside sometimes.3/28/2009
  Q: I have a fixed 3 year old chihuahua/Papillion. She was very difficult to potty train and was never ...
  A: Have you ever had your dog examined to rule out a urinary tract infection? For a female dog, needing ...
Aggressive Behavior and Barking3/28/2009
  Q: Harley was my elderly father's dog and will be 4 years old in June. Harley was pretty much of a ...
  A: Harley needs some firm leadership in his life. That pretty much sums up the dominate aggressive ...
Puppies Sleeping3/28/2009
  Q: I have 4 new puppies, and they are all about 3 weeks old. They sleep a lot, but they also seem to ...
  A: I think the puppy was probably dreaming. Three week old puppies pretty much sleep all the time, ...
Anxiety?3/28/2009
  Q: I have a rescue dog that is possibly half Pyrenees and half Lab. When we first adopted him (aprox 5 ...
  A: I agree, I wouldn't want to resort to using a tranquilizer for my dog on a nightly basis either. ...
how much longer3/28/2009
  Q: I have a dashhound and I 've noticed she is bigger some but not much her last two boobs are really ...
  A: When your dog is due to give birth, depends on when she was bred. A dog's pregnancy lasts ...
Difficulty training new dog3/28/2009
  Q: About 3 months ago my family and I went to a shelter and resued a mixed breed dog. No one new the ...
  A: It can help to give your dog a good run, or some other form of exercise before the obedience class. ...
Males and Marking3/27/2009
  Q: I have 4 black pugs. 2 male 4yrs. & 1 year and 2 female both 7 months. My oldest has been neutered ...
  A: Testosterone plays a role in urine marking. You didn't say if your dogs were neutered, but that is ...
Fruits3/27/2009
  Q: I have a nine month old English Cocker Spaniel who loves Green Apples. Is it alright/healthy to feed ...
  A: I will assume you're asking about a ripe apple that's green, such as a Granny Smith Apple, and not ...
dog glaucoma - holistic treatment?3/27/2009
  Q: my 12 year old Shiba Inu has been diagnosed with glaucoma. As you may know, once a dog is diagnosed ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition. Glaucoma is a very frustrating disease because it ...
abused dog3/27/2009
  Q: My wife and I just got a collie mix and it is evident that she had been abused by a guy because she ...
  A: It's just going to take time, and lots of love and kindness for your dog to be able to trust you. ...
my dog post Bronchoscopy3/27/2009
  Q: a toy poodle,had a bronchoscope about three weeks ago. his symptoms and X-rays indicated this was ...
  A: The usual symptoms of Kennel Cough include a dry, "non-productive" cough. The dog sounds as if there ...
Shih Tzu Breeding3/27/2009
  Q: Our female shih tzu started the bleeding phase of her heat on Tuesday, March 10. We brought the ...
  A: It is normal for the female to continue bleeding after they tie. In dogs, the earliest method of ...
my old dog3/26/2009
  Q: hi i have a rockweller her name is max she is 13yrs old i know she is losing her hearing but all of ...
  A: I can't begin to guess at why your dog is suddenly spooked by her feed bowl. Does it work to ...
dogs antibiotics3/26/2009
  Q: I have a 12 week old puppy with a sty in his eye, I have tried the herbal OTC drops and terramycin ...
  A: Having tried to treat your puppy's sty on your own, but not seeing any success, you are correct that ...
staffy dogs3/26/2009
  Q: I just bought myself a staffy dog at the age of 6 weeks old. I want to know at what age must i give ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Six weeks is too young for a puppy to be taken from it's mother ...
Reluctant Eater3/25/2009
  Q: I have a Lab/Daschund mix who is about 4 years old named Sunny. We have been feeding her Purina ...
  A: It's nearly impossible to guess at why your dog has become reluctant at meal time. Is she really ...
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: Even though we love our dogs dearly, they are animals. A dead cat is a tempting "treat" that many ...
Bad Breath3/25/2009
  Q: My Golden Retriever is almost 3. Over the past few weeks his breath has been horrific. It smells ...
  A: If your dog has bad breath and his teeth are fine, you need take him into the vet. There can be ...
doggy3/24/2009
  Q: i have got a sprocker spanil and i had noticed a couple of weeks back that his tail is really ...
  A: Nobody on line can diagnose your dog for you. Since the problem has been going on for a number of ...
hair loss3/24/2009
  Q: My dog is a mixed breed about 10yrs and is losing hair on her nose, is this an age thing, she ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your veterinarian to find the cause of your dog's hair-loss. ...
shih tzu3/24/2009
  Q: what is the best type of brush to use on my puppy?
  A: You should get a bristle brush, and a brush with flexible metal pins. You can probably find one ...
they killed my dog3/24/2009
  Q: On March 19 about 8:30 AM the San Bernardino county Sherrifs/Highland Police were serving a search ...
  A: I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I'm afraid you need to contact an attorney. I couldn't begin ...
New puppy having trouble going #23/23/2009
  Q: We just got a new puppy yesterday. He's 9 weeks old. He hasn't gone #2 yet though. I've seen him ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a new puppy! Many times, the stress of arriving in it's new home, and ...
Oral blisters3/23/2009
  Q: My American Cocker has blisters in her mouth along the crease where her gum meets her lip. I brush ...
  A: It's impossible for me to diagnose your dog. All I would be able to offer is guesswork, and your dog ...
Crystals in my dogs urine3/23/2009
  Q: My 20 month old Pug, Daisy, was diagnosed with a bladder infection and crystals in her urine. My ...
  A: There are several different kinds of kidney/bladder crystals. Your vet is correct to wait for all ...
Cramps3/23/2009
  Q: My 8 year old cross bread (collie/beagle I think!) has started to suffer lower back cramps. This ...
  A: At 8 years old your dog is getting up in years. He is no longer considered to be a young dog. ...
Old English sheepdog 8yrs old - erratic periods of pooping at night3/23/2009
  Q: He is walked daily for at least an hour and always relieves himself. He is fed same time each day on ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your veterinarian the next time he's having an episode of house ...
How do I introduce a male Dog to another male dog?3/23/2009
  Q: I have a staffishire Terrier male, not nutered, who was living at a house that i recently moved out ...
  A: It would be a big help, if all involved would have their dogs neitered! Here is the info you ...
eating non foods3/22/2009
  Q: My heeler is well fed. (maybe a little overfed) She has been shredding her blanket and eating it. ...
  A: Eatting no-food items is called "Pica". There are many medical conditions such as dietary ...
Housebreaking/territory marking?3/22/2009
  Q: My mother recently rescued a stray West Highland White Terrier. Exhaustive searches produced no ...
  A: Your mother's dog should have a good long walk before another dog comes over, or before she is taken ...
dogs3/22/2009
  Q: hello there i am looking for a puppie but a member of my family dosnt want it in the house so wich ...
  A: I'm sorry, but no dog should be kept outside year 'round. A dog is a social animal that needs to ...
color marking on a dog3/22/2009
  Q: I was recently going to receive a Chihuahua from a friend. they decided to keep it because on a ...
  A: Markings of any kind are purely genetic and pure chance. You can interpret a marking to be anything ...
male boxer3/22/2009
  Q: my two year old male boxer is starting to show some aggression towards other dogs. I have a litter ...
  A: Your male dog shouldn't be allowed near the new litter of puppies, until they have been weaned, and ...
house training puppies3/22/2009
  Q: I have a 3 month old dog which was doing pretty good with house training until about a week ago.He ...
  A: The "why" of why your dog is having a problem doesn't really matter. What you need to do is go ...
My dog acying very strange3/21/2009
  Q: My 5 year old Pekinese acts styrange at times. He walks with his head down his tail all droopy ...
  A: With those symptoms, there's no way to guess at what the problem might be. What doesn't require ...
food?3/21/2009
  Q: i feed my 2 4# chihuahua's merriks senior medley. how do you feel about this food?
  A: Merrick Senior Medley is an excellent dog food! All of the Merrick dog foods rank very highly in ...
Sores3/20/2009
  Q: I have a labrador and recently i noticed that he has red sores on the testicular area and i also ...
  A: You didn't say if these red sores seem to be itching your dog. That area on a dog is a popular spot ...
Puppy Training3/20/2009
  Q: We have a seven month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bought from a breeder. He came home at 12 ...
  A: I couldn't begin to guess at the reasons your puppy has suddenly lost his house training skills. ...
vomiting/weight loss3/20/2009
  Q: We have 3 huskies (ages 14, 12 & 12) who have eaten lamb & rice most of their lives. Within the last ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear your dog isn't well. Your dog's current symptoms of stomach distention/hardness, ...
Whelping3/19/2009
  Q: My jack russell mated with a large dog and I am concerned about the size of the puppies. Will she ...
  A: Your dog may well have a difficult labor. Your best source for answers will come from your ...
Recently Adopted, Formerly Abused, Hard to Walk Dog3/19/2009
  Q: We adopted our German Wirehaired Pointer almost two months ago. He is now 15 months and at a ...
  A: Shyness and timidity can develop as a young dog matures. Sometimes the root of the problem is lack ...
joint supplements3/19/2009
  Q: Hi Patti - I have a standard poodle who will be eight years old in July - as of yet she has no bone ...
  A: It's good that you've taken such excellent care of your dog, but as a dog ages they still can ...
English Springer Spainel and Food3/19/2009
  Q: I really hope that you can help me out. I haven't had a puppy in almost 15 years, and I'm getting an ...
  A: High-quality ingredients are essential for a healthy food. Some economy brands of dog food are made ...
Worried about my dog...3/18/2009
  Q: I have a 3-Year Old Siberian Husky...she just had a litter about 3 weeks ago. For the past few days ...
  A: At three weeks of age, it's okay that your dog leaves her puppies for short periods. As long as ...
Vaccinations3/18/2009
  Q: I have always taken my 4 dogs (3 JRTS & 1 Lab) to the vet annually for their exam and vaccinations. ...
  A: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the American Animal Hospital Association ...
getting drops in my dogs ears3/18/2009
  Q: i have a year and half walker hound mix who completely freaks out when try to but drops in his ears ...
  A: Some dogs have a harsh reaction to being medicated or treated. Many times this behavior is limited ...
German Short Hair Pointer 16 y/o slippery paws3/18/2009
  Q: Our pointer, since he has gotten older and his back legs are very weak and arthritic, has been ...
  A: There is are non-slip sprays for dog’s paws, one such product, called Show Foot, was designed to ...
tearing up carpet3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old Pit Bull. I have had him for 5 years and he has been an indoor dog his whole ...
  A: When you can't be supervising your dog, containing him to a dog crate, or part of a room (with the ...
45 days old shih tzu trowing up and not eating3/17/2009
  Q: i just got a shih tzu from a breeder. he was pretty active and playful when i met him at the store ...
  A: You should not give your puppy milk if he's been weaned and is older than 6 weeks old. It can cause ...
Breaking of Potty Pads3/16/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old Terrier Mix who is potty pad trained. My problem is she is now getting to big ...
  A: This is one of the reasons why training a puppy with paper or pads is not a good idea. You need to ...
pooping in the house3/16/2009
  Q: I have miniature pinscher he is 3 yrs old. Has been a great dog. But recently he has been pooping in ...
  A: You didn't say if there has been something happening in your home lately that could be stressing ...
how can I stop my dog from nipping when she gets excited?3/16/2009
  Q: I have recently adopted a dachshund mix 8 month old puppy from the local humane society and from the ...
  A: It's up to you to put away anything you don't want chewed! If it's out laying on the floor or ...
licking3/15/2009
  Q: my one year old jack russel is licing me on the arms, legs and feet constantly. she never did that. ...
  A: If your dog doesn't usually lick you as she's doing now, it could be a reaction to stress, and she's ...
Cracking joints3/15/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old half Bernese-half German shepherd female dog. Since she was a pup her front leg ...
  A: Don't don't lie. If your dog is whimpering when she gets up, or when her joints pops, you can be ...
house breaking/yorkie pup3/15/2009
  Q: We have had our 8 wk old Yorkie pup for 1 day and he is wonderful! He seems to be pretty well ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Your puppy is still a small baby. Puppies don't gain control ...
Dog Meal3/15/2009
  Q: Is giving milk to a(labrador) puppy can be harmful for them? do they get worms ?
  A: Veterinarians do not generally recommend giving milk to puppies or dogs. Many puppies do not ...
My dogs face is swelling3/14/2009
  Q: My dog got some shots earlier today and when i came downstairs to see him. his face was completely ...
  A: If your vet, and none of the vets you've contacted do not have a doctor on call after hours, go ...
training3/14/2009
  Q: ok, i just got a new rat terrier puppy named Tigger, what are theyer pesonality like? are the truble ...
  A: The time to investigate the traits of the breed of dog you've chosen was before you took him home... ...
7 1/2 yr old female beagle3/14/2009
  Q: My female beagle will be 8 yrs. old this July. Recently, she was in heat and finished her cycle ...
  A: You should definitely proceed with the additional tests your veterinarian wants to preform. ...
my Shih Tzu front feet are red and a bit swollen3/14/2009
  Q: I have a shih tzu aged 5 years, almost 6 now. I've moved house 2 years ago and I noticed that my ...
  A: In dogs, foot licking is often a symptom of an allergy of some kind. That's why the medicated ...
Akita3/13/2009
  Q: My akita is about 8 months old and just received her period. I plan to let her have babies. When ...
  A: Just as it's best when a human teenager doesn't have babies, the same is true of dogs. Female dogs ...
Peculiar behavior in older dog3/13/2009
  Q: We have an 11 year old shepherd mix who has developed a strange behavior lately. For all his life, ...
  A: A good place to start would be with a vet exam. Older dogs can develop a condition called Cognitive ...
Dog Grooming at Home3/13/2009
  Q: I have a lb female toy schnauzer. i have taken her to be groomed many times and have done it at home ...
  A: I've heard good things about the Oster Golden A5 2-Speed Clipper, and the Andis AGC 2 Clipper, these ...
female dog urinating in home3/13/2009
  Q: the problem is she urinates in my home; on my bed, sofa, her bed anywhere really, she tends to do ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has ever been reliably house trained, or not. If the accidents are a ...
Behavior on greeting people3/13/2009
  Q: I have a 12 week old Cocker Spanial. He has been easy to house break and learn to sit ect. He has ...
  A: When you return home or when guests arrive, have you tried totally ignoring your puppy for the first ...
Rapid weight gain3/12/2009
  Q: I have a 3 year old toy poodle. Has always been very small, about 7 pounds tops. I have noticed a ...
  A: Unexplained rapid weight gain or a sudden potbellied appearance signals a problem. A malfunctioning ...
Dog Breeding Age3/12/2009
  Q: When is a dog considered too old to have puppies generally ?
  A: In the same way that there is a recommended age for the first pregnancy, there is also a recommended ...
nipples turning HOT pink3/12/2009
  Q: my dog just gave birth 2 days ago, her nipples are turning HOT pink she's given birth before and it ...
  A: Yes, it's possible your dog has an infection. "Mastitis" is an infection of the milk ducts. An ...
dog's3/12/2009
  Q: My six year old son loves dogs. He is doing a science project for the science fair. I was wondering ...
  A: When we talk about the cleanliness of a mouth, we're really talking about the amount and type of ...
question regarding an older dog3/12/2009
  Q: I selected you because you said you have expierenced older dogs. I have an 18 year old male Ackbash ...
  A: Even though the average life expectancy for the Akbash breed is around 11 years, it really all comes ...
Scared adopted dog3/11/2009
  Q: We adopted a small 2 year old pointer mix(not sure of other breed) from a rescue service. The dog ...
  A: It might take a month or longer before the dog you adopted will begin to feel more at home, and gain ...
my dogs3/11/2009
  Q: I rescued a dog almost 10 years ago from a shelter that had seized a mother and her puppies from a ...
  A: It's hard to say whey after about 5 years your dog suddenly got more affectionate towards you, and ...
Weight Loss3/11/2009
  Q: My 2 year old mixed breed has lost alot of weight, she has become very skinny. I love her to death ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what the problem might be. At one end of the spectrum, something like ...
my dogs behaviour3/11/2009
  Q: I have just had my bitch spayed yesterday and she is looking better today than i expected,my son ...
  A: Because your dog was just spayed yesterday, she might not be feeling her best today. After surgery ...
dog3/11/2009
  Q: I have a 10 year old Australian Silky Terrier who over the last 6 months has started to regularly ...
  A: The odd tongue movements that go along with the staring, and acting oblivious to things around him ...
Panic Attacks3/11/2009
  Q: I have a 6yr old Yorkie who has panic attacks when I go out. She starts panting, shaking, pacing and ...
  A: The correct term for what your dog has is "separation anxiety", not panic attacks. Here are a few ...
little humping puppy3/11/2009
  Q: I too have a problem with my new puppy humping. He's only 10 weeks old and humps my arm whenever he ...
  A: Keep telling your puppy "No", and remove him from your arm, or leg as you give the "No" command. He ...
Maltipoo3/10/2009
  Q: Our Maltipoo (Bruce Lee) will turn 8 months old this month and has developed a weird problem. He’s ...
  A: Your puppy has a pretty common problem, that isn't a house training issue, so he shouldn't be ...
Doberman3/10/2009
  Q: My 1 year old Doberman haven't gone any training can i give him training at this stage. he always ...
  A: Your problem is that your dog is WAY overdue for training! Getting another dog will not help your ...
6 Month old Jack Russel not eating3/10/2009
  Q: I am very concerned about my 6 month old Jack Russel not eating. About a week ago i got myself a ...
  A: It's possible that it's a coincidence that Roxy has started vomiting and not wanting to eat when the ...
not quite house trained....?3/10/2009
  Q: We live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Kiki is about 1 1/2 years old and is very clingy and insecure. She has ...
  A: Giving your puppy the run of your house if she isn't house trained isn't a good solution. Have you ...
Yorkie puppy 7 weeks old3/10/2009
  Q: what can I use to bath my puppy? I used johnson and johnson' shampoo but he got dandruff.. what can ...
  A: Dogs and puppies actually have sensitive skin, and it's a different pH than human skin. Using the ...
Toy Aussie3/9/2009
  Q: How long to Toy Aussie's carry their puppies? Someone has told me that they only carry their puppies ...
  A: All dogs, no-matter the breed have a gestation period of 63 days on average. Being an average, the ...
Lumps :(3/9/2009
  Q: I came home from school when i noticed my dogs back was spattered with spots.This was the first time ...
  A: It's hard for me to understand your description of the bumps, or spots that you've given. If your ...
dog3/9/2009
  Q: My cavalier king Charles died a month ago and my other cavy has started to pee around the house
  A: I'm sorry for the loss of your dog. It's fairly common for a surviving dog to some behavioral ...
Anxiety? Urination3/9/2009
  Q: Over the past year, our 11-year old collie pees in the living room whenever he is stressed out. When ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your veterinarian. If he has a urinary tact infection, that ...
tired liver and suitable diet3/9/2009
  Q: My 12 year old terrier has a problem that requires an operation. We had a blood test carried out to ...
  A: Depending on what your dog's medical condition is, being on a prescription diet could literally be a ...
Dog living outside...is it ok?3/9/2009
  Q: hey i visited another Q&A website with a ton of answerers basically like wikianswers or similar to ...
  A: I agree with what you've been told at the other message boards you participate in. I don't believe a ...
Boxer hair loss3/8/2009
  Q: Our boxer is 3 years old (neutered) and we have noticed some hair loss on his aft end. It is not ...
  A: Boxers are prone to hair loss on the flanks, it is often a seasonal thing, so it goes under the term ...
heart mummer3/8/2009
  Q: What is the life span of a small dog having a heart mummer,with the proper medication. is surgery a ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dog is, or which tests have already been done. Hearing a murmur is not a ...
Dog3/8/2009
  Q: 2 questions actually. My female pit bull is in heat. This is her second heat, and i am debating ...
  A: All dogs, no matter the breed have a gestation period of approximately 63 days. That's an average, ...
Yorkie3/8/2009
  Q: My puppy is 5 months but he is eating his poop, and i just saw a baseboard chewed up and now he is ...
  A: If your puppy has been vomiting or has diarrhea for more than 48 hours, he should be examined by a ...
dog feed3/8/2009
  Q: I read your answer to the owner of the dog that was eating dog feces. She too was feeding Iams ...
  A: Whomever you sent your message to was unable or unwilling to answer your question, so it ended up in ...
is my chihuahua sick?3/7/2009
  Q: recently my chi has developed like a cyst on its forehead,its on the skin and not irritating it...it ...
  A: There's no way of knowing what kind of growth your dog has without your veterinarian looking at it. ...
my pekingese3/7/2009
  Q: please help me my 5 month old Pekingese is a very poor eater i make her chicken and sweet potatoes ...
  A: You didn't say if you're also feeding your puppy a puppy food. Puppies are still growing, and ...
my babies ears.3/7/2009
  Q: She is a Chihuahua 3 years old , her ears stand up . i have took her to 2 different vets one said to ...
  A: The MalOtic is an antibiotic, and the athletes foot cream is an anti-fungal. If they aren't helping ...
Nipping/Biting3/7/2009
  Q: We have a German Shorthair Pointer who is 17 mos old. He is a rescue and we have had him 5 mos. ...
  A: If your dog hasn't ever showed aggression towards people before this incident, you may never know ...
Cushings3/6/2009
  Q: My dog has always had a stomach problem, ever since he was a pup he had terrible diarrhea and after ...
  A: It's not at all uncommon that a sick dog should need repeated trips to the vet, and additional ...
dog eating other dogs feces3/6/2009
  Q: I read your answer to the owner of the golden retriever eating its own feces. I too give my dogs ...
  A: The absolute best method of stopping your dog from eating feces, is to pick up the waste, and ...
Training dogs not to jump3/6/2009
  Q: I am the proud owner of three dachshunds(7,5,and 2). Recently my oldest dachshund is exhibiting some ...
  A: The dog ramps you currently have are actually a very good way of preventing your dogs from jumping ...
potty training3/6/2009
  Q: my name is Maria and i have a 10 week old yorkie-poo. I am having a very hard time potty training ...
  A: Puppies don't gain bladder or bowel control until they are at least 3 months old. Until then, they ...
Newly Mischievous Behavior in Older Dog3/5/2009
  Q: I have a 9 year old Golden Retriever/Cocker Spaniel Mix boy named Yeager. I recently switched his ...
  A: Knowing you can't trust your dog NOT to go through the garbage, and seeing that punishment doesn't ...
Sick CHi3/5/2009
  Q: Good morning I have an ill 7 month old Chi that has not had any thing to eat for 2 days, he has also ...
  A: I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you, it's the biggest drawback to an online message ...
Weird bedtime behavior3/5/2009
  Q: Our one year old heeler mix has spent most of her nights in a dog crate inside our house. At first ...
  A: It sounds like something happened at some point that frightened your dog while she was crated. You ...
female dog humping3/5/2009
  Q: I have 2 dogs, one is a 6year old spade mix breed and a 1 1/2yr old Dogo Argentina. My Dogo is in ...
  A: Both sexes engage in "humping", or mounting behavior. Mounting behaviors occur due to sexual ...
10 month old frequently urinating3/4/2009
  Q: My 10 month old female sheltie has had 3 bladder infections since she was 6 months old. The urnies ...
  A: I'm sorry your puppy is having such problems at such a young age. Many times when a dog or puppy ...
Puppies and Handicapped Dog3/4/2009
  Q: I have a Shih-Tzu Mini who has a pinched nerve and she has been getting chiropractic care for ...
  A: No dog is ever going to be respectful as to the physical needs of another dog. It's 100% up to you ...
Elderly German Shorthair bad habits3/4/2009
  Q: I have an extremely elderly female GSP. She'll be 18 in June of 2009. She still gets around, up and ...
  A: Sleeping all the time is perfectly normal for an 17 year old dog. You need to pick up the solid ...
HELP3/4/2009
  Q: my shih szu of 3months is iching ALOT. I changed her food from Beniful to HALO but it's been a while ...
  A: If the cause for the itching is a food allergy or intolerance, it can take 8-10 weeks before ...
Heat3/4/2009
  Q: I have owned several kinds of dogs--all male. Received a Shar Pei as a birthday gift--a female. She ...
  A: Your puppy is physically able to be bred during her heat cycle, but just as it's not a good idea for ...
urinating and chewing3/4/2009
  Q: WE believe our new adopted poodle/schnauzer mix we got from the spca has seperation anxiety. When we ...
  A: If your dog does have a separation anxiety, work with him to get him used to being alone for brief ...
natural remedies to help with Addison's Dx3/4/2009
  Q: Our 6mo Vizsla was just diagnosed with Addisons Disease, do you have any homeopathic/natural ...
  A: You didn't say which medication(s) your dog is getting for treating his Addison's. Holistic ...
Boxer trying to jump wall3/3/2009
  Q: I have an 18 mos old male boxer who is diligently attempting to jump a 6ft block wall that is ...
  A: There are special harness made especially for dogs who jump, the only movement these harnesses ...
my lab mix bit my pom3/3/2009
  Q: We have 9 Pomeranians, 1 Chihuahua , and a lab mix (Tyson) who is 9 months old.... he is the nicest ...
  A: Whenever you have more than 3 dogs, you have a "pack" of dogs, and that means power plays within the ...
My Cowardly Chihuahua!3/3/2009
  Q: I have a 1 year old chihuahua and she is scared of almost everything! whenever people come over she ...
  A: Determining why your dog is fearful is not always essential to treating the fearful behavior, ...
bloody discharge3/3/2009
  Q: What is the cause of a bloody discharge from my dog's penis. My dog is a beagle.
  A: Your dog might be having a infection in his urethra (the tube through which urine flows), or it may ...
Old dog not eating3/3/2009
  Q: We have a 9 year old golden that had a stroke. They put her on prednisone (a corticosteroid) to ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition. Your dog's pacing and not being able to settle can be a ...
reg 8 year old peekapoo3/2/2009
  Q: Ive had him since 6 weeks and always was good with the kids. this past year all he does is ...
  A: It's not normal when a normally happy, loving dog is suddenly aggressive for no apparent reason. ...
Bran3/2/2009
  Q: I have a golden retriever that weighs 95 pounds and is in excellent health. The problem is his anal ...
  A: For a 95 pound dog, you can start him off by giving 1 tablespoon of a bran cereal per day into his ...
3 yr old Pug3/1/2009
  Q: I know you can't answer medically, but it says you have experience in many breeds so here's myI just ...
  A: Untreated, an elongated soft palate can cause increased airway noise, difficulty breathing when ...
Lhasa apso3/1/2009
  Q: our lhasa apso keeps licking my husbands elbow do you know why he does it constantley and its always ...
  A: It's not unusual for some dogs to develop the kind of licking habit you've described. There are ...
badly split nail3/1/2009
  Q: I have a 85 pound rottweiler mix who has a nail split down the middle starting from the tip and ...
  A: Nail injuries are really painful, that's one of the reasons they are usually best handled by a ...
my great dane is preg, but has bad manors? help!!2/28/2009
  Q: My greatdane was getting ready to be put in to doggy school when she had her first heat. After a ...
  A: It's a pity you didn't continue with your plans for your dog to go to an obedience class sixty ...
golden lab problem2/28/2009
  Q: Please sugest what can be a reason.
  A: It sounds like your dog has hurt his back. It's impossible to guess at the severity of the injury, ...
nail problem2/28/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old German shepherd dog who has declawed till now five of his nails in fore and ...
  A: A dog's nails are attached to a bone, which is not retractable as it is in cats. Cats claws are ...
Dog food choices2/28/2009
  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: You're right about most of the supermarket brand of dog foods, if you read the ingredient panels, ...
Prednisone 5mg every other day2/28/2009
  Q: Can Prednisone cause kidney failer? My dog (Toby) has been on this medication for quit sometime now ...
  A: No medication is without the possiblity of side effects, not even aspirin. While generally safe and ...
little puppy2/28/2009
  Q: I am bottle feeding a two week old blue nose pitt bull puppy and the rest of his litter mates have ...
  A: You know how delicate your little puppy is. Dehydration can cause organ failure is a really short ...
Tanned Leather2/28/2009
  Q: My dog loves to chew on tanned leather products, shoe laces, deer hides, etc. Is there anything in ...
  A: Most leather is made by a tanning process that uses some very toxic chemicals. There are dozens of ...
housebreaking2/27/2009
  Q: i am at my wits end with housebreaking my dog she wont go to the bathroom outside for me everything ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago you got your dog, or it's age. Controlling when your dog eats helps you ...
3 month old lab/blue lacey mix female2/27/2009
  Q: She is running up behind my husband and I in house or in yard and hitting with nose, biting ...
  A: As your vet suggested, your puppy may be testing your willingness to submit to its expressions of ...
worried about mom dog not lactating enough2/27/2009
  Q: I have a small mixed breed dog that just had 6 pup a week ago. she has done very well in the ...
  A: Congratulations on your new litter! It's absolutely fine, and often recommended to rotate the pups ...
how much should my dog eat2/27/2009
  Q: I own a 1 1/2 yrs old McNab/Border Collie. He weighs about 45 lbs, and just adopted a 3 yrs old ...
  A: It's hard to say how much to feed your dogs, since you're feeding them a homemade diet, which isn't ...
Teething2/27/2009
  Q: Just a little help needed. Up until tonight, our 4-month-old (female) pug hadn't seemed to lose her ...
  A: The ice bone was a perfect remedy. Losing teeth is perfectly normal and your puppy is not in pain ...
Doggy Diarrhea2/27/2009
  Q: I have a yorkie who is about 9 mos. old and whenever she eats too many treats or gets stressed out ...
  A: First, recurring bouts of diarrhea can be caused by parasites. Have you had your puppy tested to ...
teething2/26/2009
  Q: My 2 mo old puppy is teething and we bought him chew toys but he rather chew on our hands and feet ...
  A: Don't encourage your puppy to grab your hands or clothing, or play games such as "tug-of war". ...
My dogs2/26/2009
  Q: I have two female dogs, its been getting worse every day. They just today my two dogs have been ...
  A: You hit the nail on the head. You have to keep them separate just to stop the fighting! It's up to ...
sore on my dogs leg2/26/2009
  Q: My dog is three year old lab mix and just recently has a raised sore with an opening in the middle. ...
  A: The "opening" in the middle of the sore, is it oozing a liquid, does it sore feel warm, or is your ...
mini American Eskimo2/26/2009
  Q: my mini american eskimo is really hipper when is he going to calm down and how do i stop him from ...
  A: You didn't say how old your dog or puppy is. American Eskimo Dogs MUST have regular opportunities ...
dogs2/26/2009
  Q: I have 2 pitbulls and I would like to now (what age does dogs stop having puppies?
  A: Female dogs do not go through a period of menopause, they can continue to get pregnant and have ...
ODD BEHAVIOR (DOG)2/26/2009
  Q: i have a 13 yr. old Springer Spaniel.Lately,he has begun following me room to room, up, down stairs ...
  A: Older dogs can develop odd out of character behaviors, just like old people can. In dog's it's ...
crate training2/25/2009
  Q: We leave for work at 7:00 am and do not get home until 4:00 pm everyday. I have a 9 week old puppy. ...
  A: At only 9 weeks old, your puppy is doing EXCEPTIONALLY well at house training! So, well that he's ...
suffering depression?2/25/2009
  Q: We have a 5 yr old neutered male beagle mix (not sure what with, possibly mini pin) that we adopted ...
  A: Not every dog wants or needs the companionship of a second dog in "their" house. It's a very common ...
Dog fur - Allergic Reaction?2/25/2009
  Q: I have no idea whom to ask about this, hoping you can help. I have been having this problem for the ...
  A: Most people who are allergic to dogs have a histamine response that produces swelling and irritation ...
AKC and CKC2/24/2009
  Q: If the male is registered with AKC and the female is registered with CKC, who registeres the babys ? ...
  A: Are you referring to the Continental Kennel Club, or the Canadian Kennel Club? If you're referring ...
nervousness2/24/2009
  Q: I have 2 shiba inus. My male is 11 months old and is very well tempered. My female is 6 months old ...
  A: Dogs are all individuals, some are just naturally more high strung than others. That said, there are ...
My sick dog2/24/2009
  Q: My mom rescued our dog from the pound when he was 6 months old.He is part Great Pyranees and part ...
  A: The vomiting can mean nothing more than your dog has an empty stomach. Those lumps could be ...
I have a friends who owns a shitz puppy2/24/2009
  Q: I would like to know does a 3to 4 month old puppy should be loosing there teeths all at once my ...
  A: Puppy teeth begin to shed and be replaced by permanent adult teeth at about four months of age. This ...
Small breeds that are good first time dogs?2/24/2009
  Q: But due to a small yard and that fact that I have a bad back,I feel a dog under 20 pounds would be ...
  A: It's great that you've decided to open your home and your heart to a dog! If you've never owned a ...
Rescued Shiba with ISSUES2/23/2009
  Q: Kristin, I consider myself an experienced Shiba owner, as I have had 4, all rescued. My 9 year old ...
  A: Have you tried either removing your kitchen chairs from the room, or turn them upside down, and sit ...
My rescued min pin2/23/2009
  Q: I rescued a 2 year old miniature pinscher last november, and even though he came from what seemed to ...
  A: If even the belly band doesn't work to prevent accidents, you should have your dog examined by your ...
Old Age2/23/2009
  Q: I have a 13 yr old sheltie and two much younger dogs. I live in a small space. The sheltie is ...
  A: I understand your situation, but I can't say if now is the time to think about putting him to sleep. ...
my dog lili2/23/2009
  Q: I have a 3yr old female miniature schnauzer who has been loosing her hair little by little and i ...
  A: You didn't say if your dog has any itching or red, raw skin along with the hair loss. You also ...
Castration surgery side effects2/22/2009
  Q: I had my healthy 9 month old Lab castrated 4 days ago. He is taking antibiotics. His testicle sac ...
  A: It's normal for some swelling the first few days after the surgery. Once everything is healed the ...
what dog to get?2/22/2009
  Q: i'm 13 mum and dad said i can get a dog for my 14th birthday. i dont know what breed to get i want ...
  A: It's great that you'll be getting a dog for your birthday! I can't think of a better gift! Dogs are ...
urination2/22/2009
  Q: My female is about 1yr 2mths old. When we leave her we crate her. She goes in happily, no problem. ...
  A: How many hours are you crating your dog for? How big is her crate? A crate that's too large will ...
Shiba diet changes and aggression2/21/2009
  Q: We have two four year old female Shiba Inus (a black and tan and a sesame) not from the same litter ...
  A: The answer is not to put your dog back on an inferior diet, the answer is proper training and ...
my dogs nose looks scaly2/21/2009
  Q: have you ever encountered this? write me please...robin
  A: You didn't say if you live in an area of the country where it's cold right now, and you have the ...
pets2/21/2009
  Q: my 4 month old puppy got bitten by my 6yr old german shephard. he needed 4 stitches to cover up the ...
  A: Licking, chewing, or scratching at the sutures is the most common problem associated with sutures ...
41/2month yorkiepoo trouble w house breaking2/20/2009
  Q: Our female puppy goes "potty" outside when we take her but continues to have "accidents" in the ...
  A: Dogs are individuals, some just take longer to house break than others. It's not unusual for it to ...
I just got a 5 year old papillion female -2/20/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 5 year old papillion recently and she's been great. My only concern and question is ...
  A: Extreme foot licking isn't normal for a dog of any age. First, have you checked your dog's feet, and ...
My dog got into the trash2/20/2009
  Q: I have a husky (1 1/2 years old) who got into a bag of trash about 2 days ago. She was having mild ...
  A: YES!!! Your dog has definitely taken a turn for the worse, and needs to see a veterinarian PRONTO. ...
dog lumps and moles2/20/2009
  Q: I know you can't give me a diagnosis or anything for certain but I was hoping you could tell me some ...
  A: I don't think your vet was implying anything, rather he was saying there is no way to guess at what ...
chihuahua2/19/2009
  Q: i just got a female half chihuahua and her breast are swollen and the friend who gave her to me says ...
  A: If your dog hasn't been spayed, she could be having a "false pregnancy", or Pseudocyesis. During a ...
BREEDING SILKY'S WITH YORKIE'S2/19/2009
  Q: CAN YOU BREED A SILKY TERRIER WITH A YORKSHIRE TERRIER AND STILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER THE PUPS SINCE ...
  A: Any dog, can breed with any other dog, no matter the breed. The puppies that would result from a ...
bladder stones2/18/2009
  Q: My Maltese dog "Skoot" is 11 yrs old. He has a history of hepatitis; elevated bile acids; bladder ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your regular veterinarian. Although a urinalysis can provide a ...
which gender is better for a small child, toddler for Russell terrier2/18/2009
  Q: please advise your opinion on which gender, male or female dog for the russell terrier,,, i have a ...
  A: You really can't make any board assumptions as to which gender makes a better pet. More than which ...
Chinese Crested Puppy2/18/2009
  Q: I have a full grown, Chinese Crested male dog. Some friends of mine told me to bath him in oatmeal. ...
  A: Don't use shampoo on your Chinese Crested's body, instead use a human body wash or gentle face soap. ...
mixed breed weight/height/actions2/17/2009
  Q: I just got a dog from my local humane society. She is a husky/shepherd mix. They said she is 10 ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a dog! At 10 months old, your dog shouldn't grow a whole lot longer, but ...
male sperm production2/17/2009
  Q: can a female dog of 11 months get pregnant by as 5 month old male pup? It appears that she is in ...
  A: Yes, a 5 month old male dog may be old enough to get a female dog pregnant. Dogs mature at different ...
Dog Irritable Bowel Disease2/17/2009
  Q: I read your reply to an owner with dog that has diarrhea and vomiting issues. You've mentioned ...
  A: The usual signs of Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (colitis) in dogs can cover a range of abnormalities ...
Bad Odour2/16/2009
  Q: My 3 year old husky has a very bad odour steming from his back area. The odour is becoming ...
  A: Dogs have anal glands situated just below and to either side of the anal opening. They manufacture ...
frequent urination2/16/2009
  Q: I am writing from Belgium, we have a 9 weeks old golden retriever puppy who proved to be so clever - ...
  A: You should not give your puppy a Vitamin C supplement unless your veterinarian has recommended that ...
Westie Poo lethargic and vomiting2/16/2009
  Q: our 8 month old Westie Poo had a bout of loose stools yesterday and then vomited this evening. She ...
  A: It's good your dog is still drinking, but don't let her drink too much at a time, as that can cause ...
Chihuahua.....2/15/2009
  Q: I recently got a 1.5(aprox) year old deer faced chihuahua. She was not healthy when I got her. She ...
  A: It sounds like your dog is very lucky for having found such a responsible owner, as yourself. I ...
puppy2/15/2009
  Q: heya ive just got a 7 week old puppy, two days ago, but it doesnt seem to run about alot or want to ...
  A: At seven weeks old, your puppy should have a pretty healthy activity level. At this age puppies are ...
dog mating2/15/2009
  Q: My labs were stuck in a butt to butt position while trying to mate. They are both new to it. Is ...
  A: What you observed was a completely normal part of the mating process for dogs, called a "tie". You ...
japanese spitz2/14/2009
  Q: .. I need your help about my Japanese Spitz puppy. Her mother died and i adopted her, she's just 6 ...
  A: Puppy food (for your your puppy's first full year) is exactly what your puppy needs. Most puppies ...
Mini Dachshunds2/14/2009
  Q: I have 2 mini dacshunds . Although they are family pets , our female is in heat and we decided to ...
  A: You didn't say how old your female dog is. A female should not be bred until she's 2 years old. Just ...
our St. Bernard2/13/2009
  Q: Our St. Bernard is 4-1/2 years old. We rescued her when she was 6 months and she has been a good ...
  A: Using mouse traps on your dog is NOT a good idea. If your dog were to touch it with her nose, it ...
Jack Russell Anal Sac issues2/13/2009
  Q: I read your question about your Jack Russell with the anal gland issue. I have a jack Russell (2 ...
  A: I don't know which past response of mine you're responding to, I get a fair amount of messages, and ...
pekingese2/13/2009
  Q: I am thinking of buying a second pekingese so that my first peke has company. Our first pekingese ...
  A: First, does Marley enjoy the company of other dogs? If he doesn't, getting another dog might be a ...
uncontrolable Sneezing2/13/2009
  Q: I have an American Eskimo puppy, out of no where she will start sneezing,her head swings back and ...
  A: How strong your dog sneezes isn't as important as how often your dog sneezes. Some dogs really ...
Acral lick dermatitis2/13/2009
  Q: I have a beautiful 14 month old staffy. We love her to bits she's well exercised, socalised and ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's skin condition. Skin problems in dogs can be amongst the most ...
digging2/12/2009
  Q: I have just written about a problem I have with my lab/spaniel mix (and probably something else ...
  A: Digging is an act of boredom. Giving your dog leashed walks is a great way of breaking your dog of ...
Lonley older dog2/12/2009
  Q: I have a 14 year old large mixed breed de-sexed male dog. He stays inside during the day while I am ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. Most communities have laws regarding letting dogs run ...
my boxer2/12/2009
  Q: hi i have just been given a boxer as a pet and he is not putting on wait and every time i give him ...
  A: You didn't say if had your dog examined by a veterinarian since you got him. Being under weight and ...
Dog attack2/12/2009
  Q: I have a maltipoo that weighs 11 pounds. He was attacked about an hour ago by two large dogs. He ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If your regular vet's office is currently closed, ...
Maltese dog2/11/2009
  Q: My Maltese has developed a large protruding wart on her left side just behind her left front leg. It ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian to find out what kind of growth your dog ...
Neighboors German Shepherd Mouthed My Hand2/11/2009
  Q: My Neighbor has a 3yo Male German Shepherd. He's a beautiful dog and is not aggressive but he is ...
  A: It doesn't sound that your neighbor's dog was being aggressive with you, when you grabbed for his ...
Siberian Huskie2/11/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old Huskie. We have a raccoon problem in my area. Roxy (my dog) has had several ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your vet. Raccoons can carry distemper and rabies. Even if Roxy was ...
dog having puppies2/11/2009
  Q: dog lost last litter due to her milk hardened.she is 7 1/2 years old is their any i can do to ...
  A: Yes, there is something you can do. Have your dog spayed. Just as there is a recommended age for a ...
New Puppy2/11/2009
  Q: My boyfriend is going to get an English Bulldog Puppy, on the 28th(thats when it turns 8 weeks). And ...
  A: The ideal time to get a puppy is between 8-12 weeks of age. Puppies taken from their mothers and ...
how long they are pregnant for2/10/2009
  Q: hi there my staffordshire bull terrier roxy came in season and my male staffordshirew bull terrier ...
  A: Dogs, no matter the breed, are pregnant for an average of 63 days. That's just an average, it can be ...
giving human food to my yorkies2/10/2009
  Q: i would like to know if im feeding my puppies.boil chicken and popcorn and lays potato chips,is it ...
  A: No need to worry, in no time at all your puppy will begin to attract flies, and other bugs. You can ...
Smelly Dog2/9/2009
  Q: I have a rescued boxer. She is 3-5 yrs old. When she stays outside for any length of time, ...
  A: Where does this smell seem to be coming from? His feet, ears, mouth, rear end? Does he have frequent ...
nervous puppy.2/9/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old, male, neutered, terrier mixed breed puppy. He is wonderful and very active. He ...
  A: Boy! Your puppy was a real mess! It's a good thing he found you, and that you're providing the care ...
Advice on rescued dog and resident cats2/9/2009
  Q: I adopted a 1 year old beagle/terrier mix two months ago from our local shelter. He comes from ...
  A: I hate to say it, but an owner of two cats should have darn well made sure any dog he or she was ...
Old yorkie--new puppy?2/9/2009
  Q: I read your response in regards to adding a puppy to your home with an older dog. I have an 11 year ...
  A: If you are planning to keep the puppy, I suspect your Yokie will learn to tolerate him over time. ...
Attacking shoes2/8/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 1 year old pug which makes me his 4th owner. Generally he is a very sweet boy but ...
  A: From what you've described, your dog's aggression to shoes doesn't sound like a fear response, to ...
growing.2/8/2009
  Q: im cassie :) i have a 7 month old chihuahua and i would like to know the possible age that they stop ...
  A: Most Chihuahuas will have reached their adult height by eight months of age, but still look very ...
JRT has true Obsessive Compulsive Disorder2/8/2009
  Q: I have been searching JRTs and OCD but what I have read that people think their dogs as having OCD ...
  A: Part of your dog's problem is that you're home all day watching him like a hawk, and giving into his ...
AKC papers?!?!?!?!2/8/2009
  Q: We got Rosie Mae(our English Bulldog) on Nov. 14th 2008. We were promised her papers the next ...
  A: Your breeder needs to file an individual registration application for each puppy in the litter. It ...
Maremma vomiting and now lethargic2/7/2009
  Q: he was pretty much raised on raw meat on a farm by the time I got him. He is know a great family ...
  A: It's very possible that your puppy's condition is due to something he ate, though it's also possible ...
dog smell2/7/2009
  Q: We have a 10 yr old lab/dalmation mix.My dog as a very bad oder comig from his back area, we have ...
  A: Having tried to express your dog's anal glands, but without success, and since the smell hasn't gone ...
chinese crested2/7/2009
  Q: I love my chinese crested puppy she is 5 months old. She has a problem with her skin the concerns ...
  A: While your vet may never have seen a Chinese Crested dog before, any skin condition your dog would ...
jack russel breeding2/7/2009
  Q: I have a jack Russell terrier that is approximately 2 1/2 years old and we have recently breed her ...
  A: Early pregnancy signs can be hard to be detect. Some dogs may become have a lack of appetite in the ...
AKC papers?!?!?!?!2/7/2009
  Q: We got Rosie Mae(our English Bulldog) on Nov. 14th 2008. We were promised her papers the next ...
  A: Your breeder needs to file an individual registration application for each puppy in the litter. It ...
my dog bit me2/7/2009
  Q: My family (wife, twins 15) have a 3 year old neutered cockapoo. He has been a fun dog to be around, ...
  A: It's not normal when a normally happy, loving dog is suddenly aggressive for no apparent reason. ...
introducing dad to new puppies2/6/2009
  Q: my shih-tzu had puppies 5 days ago, everything is going fine, but should the father shih-tzu be in ...
  A: Five days old is much too soon to introduce other dogs, even though this other dog is the father of ...
Chihuahua pregnancy2/6/2009
  Q: how long does a chiuachia stay pregnant?
  A: All dogs, no matter the breed are pregnant for 63 days on average. That time period can be a little ...
elderly American Eskimo2/6/2009
  Q: Our American Eskimo is 16 years old and in the last six months has lost interest in eating. He is ...
  A: Feeding your dog every type of dog and human food to get him to eat, will make him finicky, but it ...
my 13-year-old Maltese2/6/2009
  Q: i am hoping you can possibly offer me some insight as to what may be going on w/ my dog. she is a ...
  A: I wish I could tell you something regarding what might be going on with your dog, but her symptoms ...
stubborn poodle2/6/2009
  Q: We adopted a 4 year old miniature poodle about 5 months ago. At first, we crated her at night, but ...
  A: Having really tried to crate your dog, maybe it's time to try an alternative, at least for the over ...
Colitis2/6/2009
  Q: Sorry that this is so long...I fostered a JRT/American Eskimo mix female for a local rescue after ...
  A: Therapeutic Diets, may be prescribed when there's a diagnosis of Colitis or Irritable Bowel ...
Oreo2/5/2009
  Q: We just had her down to pet smart and they told us that she had a hernia. We took her to the vet and ...
  A: Hernias can happen in different area of the body. You didn't say where your puppy's hernia is. Is it ...
dry heaving2/5/2009
  Q: my dog is a 2 yr old soft haired wheaton. He dry heaves a few times a week for no reason and ...
  A: Your dog is attempting to vomit. With or without any food coming up, the indication is the same: he ...
Help dogs nose2/5/2009
  Q: I live in Santorini in Greece. My dog is a 5 year old collie cross which I rescued when she was 2 ...
  A: Depending on how a dog is pigmented, they can be prone to sunburn on their noses which can lead to ...
Vomiting dog and food question2/5/2009
  Q: My dog is a beagle/terrier mix, just over 1 year old, almost 26 pounds. We rescued him from the ...
  A: For your dog's first meal tomorrow, offer your dog about half of his usual sized portion, you don't ...
Min Pin all discs in neck are bulging2/5/2009
  Q: Eddie, our 12yr old min pin has been progressively unable to walk. Started w/ front paws, now its ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition. You don't have much in the way of options. Surgery ...
OUR RIDGEBACK MIX IS CRAZY2/5/2009
  Q: Our Dog Dirk is a very sweet dog but he has a huge and annoying problem he is obsessed with ...
  A: You didn't say how old Dirk is, I will assume that he's young. You also didn't say how many hours of ...
sick dog, vomiting, no appetite2/4/2009
  Q: My Chihuahua got really sick early yesterday morning. She has been vomiting up clear liquid, has ...
  A: Because your dog is so small, and because she's been losing weight for no apparent reason, and is ...
Vizsla puppy with fear of man2/3/2009
  Q: I have a 11 week old smooth haired vizsla bitch. She is wonderful, sweet, affectionate and settled ...
  A: Sometime between the 3rd & 4th month, puppies go through an important developmental stage. During ...
Euthanasia2/3/2009
  Q: We avoided euthanising our pet for about 2 years. He was on Lasix to help his heart pump excess ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. I know your pain. At 17 years old, your dog had a very ...
Sergeants Gold Flea trtmt2/3/2009
  Q: my dog is a very happy dog. I put this flea treatment on her Sunday afternoon and ever since then, ...
  A: Your dog is having a reaction to the flea treatment you've chosen. Wash your dog with a dish soap ...
husky2/3/2009
  Q: i cant get my husky bitch to eat anything but chicken. i have tryed all sorts of dog foods and dried ...
  A: A diet of chicken alone isn't nutritionally complete for dogs. Dogs are not finicky by nature, ...
Puppy Bronchitis2/2/2009
  Q: My husband and I are going to pick up our 8-week old Puggle this weekend and we just found out that ...
  A: Bordetella and Bronchitis are both known as "kennel cough". The Bordetella organism causes ...
AKC2/2/2009
  Q: I am ten years old, and a dog lover. I really want to enter a dog in the AKC when I'm older, but I ...
  A: I'm not sure I'm understanding your question. In order to register Bailey with the American Kennel ...
Dog Food2/2/2009
  Q: As I am currently living in China I am finding it very difficult to find good quality dog food for ...
  A: You didn't say if you're bathing your dog, or if you are, how often. Bathing a dog too often will ...
throwing up2/1/2009
  Q: my puppy is a 8 wk old yorki, i just got him yesterday and he seems very healthy and happy he is ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a new puppy! If you're feeding your puppy a different food than he was ...
Pom/Border Collie barking all night2/1/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a 7 year old mixed Pom from our local SPCA. I have a very nice sized crate for ...
  A: Try moving your dog's crate to your bedroom at night, or get a second crate for the bedroom area. ...
pitbulls2/1/2009
  Q: I have a red nose pit bull she like 6 months old and every time my boyfriend touches me are kisses ...
  A: It's very possible your dog is jealous of your boy friend, but it's also possible that she's being ...
Dog oder2/1/2009
  Q: Our dog is 16 and about two days ago she started having a strange ordar. I am think it is coming ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian. The odor you've been smelling might mean she's ...
Dog sleeping in litter box2/1/2009
  Q: I recently acquired a 3 month old yorkie-poo and am in the process of training him to use a litter ...
  A: If you confine your puppy too long, or beyond his reasonable ability to "hold it", you may force ...
Boxers Skin Question1/31/2009
  Q: I just adopted a 6yr old female Boxer, I live in FL, and she just came from MI. She is loosing her ...
  A: Because the dog has come from a cold climate and is now living with you in Florida, you'd expect to ...
Husky1/30/2009
  Q: Good evening thank you for taing the time out to help me. i have a full breed husky: he will be 2 on ...
  A: You didn't say what variety of worms your dog continually gets reinfected with. If this is an on ...
my 4 month old puppy1/29/2009
  Q: she can be a fussy eater I started making homemade dog food for her chicken beef broccoli or carrots ...
  A: The best food for a puppy of any breed of dog, is to be on a puppy food for it's first full year. ...
Lump on the throat1/29/2009
  Q: I have an 8 year old female Irish Setter. My dad found a golf sized lump between his ear and throat. ...
  A: I know how upsetting it is when you think your dog might be seriously ill, try to think positively ...
my dog1/29/2009
  Q: my 8 month pup(shih tuz ) dont go to the bathroom right when my other dog(choocker dqg 3 yrs) is ...
  A: For whatever reason, Star is feeling vulnerable around your other dog. It's not unusual for some ...
tear stains1/29/2009
  Q: 10 wk old maltipoo w/red tear stains. I have been trying a high protein diet. no luck. Suggestions? ...
  A: Your puppy should be receiving a puppy food for his or her full first year. When the area around ...
new puppy1/28/2009
  Q: I recently got a new Toy Fox Terrier puppy (now 12 weeks) and have a couple questions. (1) She is ...
  A: Your puppy needs to eat a food that's especially made for puppies, until she's a year old. Puppies ...
hip problems1/28/2009
  Q: my 13 yr old german shepherd is having stiffness and hip joint pain. I have tried buffered aspirin ...
  A: Your vet probably wouldn't want to operate on a 13 year old German Shepherd. Instead, your dog's ...
Female Dachshund1/28/2009
  Q: I know I did not spell the name right but she is a female weiner dog. Long haired I aquired her ...
  A: and your heart to this sweet little dog. An enlarged, hard teat can indeed be mastitis. A vet would ...
How often should a pug poop1/27/2009
  Q: I have a 17 month old pug. He's the love of my life and I do everything possible to keep him ...
  A: Having just one bowel movement a day might be normal for your particular dog, especially if you ...
dog biting behaviour1/27/2009
  Q: my 3year old daughter has recently been biten by her grandmothers dog, the dog is quite old that i ...
  A: Im sorry your daughter was hurt by her grandmother's dog. Age can certainly play a factor in ...
My dog's agression1/27/2009
  Q: I have a question for you. I have a mutt that we rescued about a year and a half ago. I've spent a ...
  A: It's not normal when a normally happy, loving dog is suddenly aggressive for no apparent reason. Any ...
first stage of labor?1/27/2009
  Q: my dog has been showing signs of labor. she has a small amount of cloudy discharge. how much or for ...
  A: When giving birth is imminent there will be discharge from the vagina. This will often start out ...
dog behavior1/27/2009
  Q: Can you give me some insight into a female 14 month old mixed spaniel/beagle that appears to be a ...
  A: It's not at all unusual for a dog to bond more closely to a single family member. You can take steps ...
my pet chihuahua's vagina1/26/2009
  Q: my chihuahua has a puffy or swollen vagina it almost looked like a thumb or penis it was black but ...
  A: If your dog has not been spayed, she may be entering her estrus, or "heat" period soon. You can ...
Boston terrier1/26/2009
  Q: why does my Boston Terrier vomit after he eats
  A: Dogs vomit for a variety of reasons, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome, or simple gastritis, to ...
injured leg.1/26/2009
  Q: I have a yorkshire terrier(toy breed). His name is Ace.He just fell down from the sofa 2 days ago.He ...
  A: The only way definitive way for know if a bone is broken is by doing an x-ray. Since it's been a few ...
my chihuahua1/26/2009
  Q: my dog is about 5 years old, he has had a few seizures, but he has been ok each time. he frequently ...
  A: You didn't say if you've ever had your dog examined by a veterinarian for the seizure disorder. ...
Feeding1/25/2009
  Q: I have a 7 month Shih Tzu/Maltese . I can't locate the calories needs for her weight and activity ...
  A: You didn't say how much your puppy weighs, or whether or not your puppy is over or under weight, or ...
Trauma and Behavior Change1/25/2009
  Q: We have a 20 month old Bichon, which I hit with my pickup several days ago. We took him to the vet ...
  A: I'm glad your dog what physically unharmed by the car accident! Dogs can get a form of ...
boxer skin disorder1/25/2009
  Q: My boxer experienced loosing hair on his back legs and I took him to the vet to only pay $200 for ...
  A: Unfortunately, some problems can't be resolved in a single vet visit, and additional testing needs ...
raising a big pup and small pup1/25/2009
  Q: We have a spayed 2 year old doxie and a 3 month old doxie female pup. We recently lost our 11 year ...
  A: Multiple female dogs in a household can be a problem, more than having all male dogs. How well, and ...
dog food1/25/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old 4.5lb Yorkie. She was on Canidae but noticed the problems people were having. I ...
  A: In your message, you said: "She was on Canidae but noticed the problems people were having." That ...
symtom of dry heaving1/24/2009
  Q: My 60 lb. 10 yr. old female coonhound was diagnosed with a heart murmur and enlarged heart. She had ...
  A: I doubt heaving with make your dog's heart murmur worse. Obviously heaving that comes in waves ...
Extreme Fear in Year-Old Female Mutt1/24/2009
  Q: I adopted Reba from a local no-kill shelter because they had decided to put her down as a mercy due ...
  A: You are doing a wonderful thing by rehabilitating this poor dog. One thing you can try to calm Reba ...
Pomeranian feet/nails1/23/2009
  Q: is it normal for a 3month old pom's feet pads and nails to turn black? some are still ...
  A: Yes, it's normal for a puppy's pads and nails to change to black, but it's also normal for some ...
blood in stool1/23/2009
  Q: my jack russell has blood in his stool this is a week now and he is not as active as he use to what ...
  A: Not only is it impossible to guess at what might be the problem with your dog, you shouldn't be ...
Pad training older dog1/23/2009
  Q: Is it possible to train a 13 year old male shizu mix to use potty pads? When we work all day, I can ...
  A: It may be possible to train your elderly dog to use pads, newspapers, or a dog litter box. A lot ...
barking in the car1/22/2009
  Q: My 5 year old Border Collie loves to ride in the car; however, she barks non- stop, and gets the ...
  A: Restricting your dog's movement with a crate or even a safety harness is a good idea. Training your ...
dog pooping in house1/21/2009
  Q: I have a 5 year old yorki and she has recently started pooping in the house. She hasn't had an ...
  A: Any time a dog that was reliably house trained starts having accidents in the home, a vet exam ...
5 1/2 yo female, not spayed, 55 lb black lab1/21/2009
  Q: My dog has for the past 2 - 3 days, been panting heavily without any exertion, pees frequently, and ...
  A: The panting for no reason can be a sign of pain or discomfort. All by itself, the swollen red ...
Behavorial Peeing1/20/2009
  Q: We have a 6 month old puppy that is potty trained. She knows to go to the door when she has to go ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has, what's called "submissive urination". It's a response to stress, and ...
dog's jaw locks and drools, why?1/20/2009
  Q: I have a one year old toy poodle. This has happened 5 times, about once a month her jaw locks and ...
  A: Has your vet ruled out any kind of seizure activity? Seizures happen to different degrees, a dog ...
italian grayhound bitting & clawing crate1/20/2009
  Q: We have a 4 month old italian grayhound. He is doing great with everything except when we put him ...
  A: You already have half the battle won; your puppy will go into his crate on command! While you're ...
Is MSM and Glucosamine harmful to my German Shepherd1/19/2009
  Q: My 5 1/2 yr old male neutered German Shepherd has been displaying signs of stiffness in his joints ...
  A: There are no known side effects with glucosamine or MSM. The only exception would be for diabetic ...
Rusty1/19/2009
  Q: We have a dog named Rusty. He is 7 years old. He is a mix between a beagle and something else, ...
  A: Seven years old for a dog Rusty's size really isn't elderly yet, but it's obvious something is going ...
Mini Schnauzer skin irritation1/19/2009
  Q: My mini schnauzer has a skin irritation down her spine. It looks like flea dirt but I know she ...
  A: First rule out fleas, even though you haven't seen any. "Flea dirt" looks like dark specks of ...
yellow teeth in potentially adopted dog1/18/2009
  Q: My family and I found a dog at an animal shelter that we are interested in adopting. They estimate ...
  A: Hanna should have a vet exam upon adopting her, and an oral exam should be part of her whole body ...
lyme in dog1/18/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old beagle pitbull terrier her level for lyme is 305 is taking doxycycline on and ...
  A: Your dog requires a prescription antibiotic. Dogs are like people, sometimes they just don't ...
Methods of Changing Dog Behavior1/18/2009
  Q: I'm sure you're familiar with the methods of both Cesar Millan and Victoria Stillwell, and I'm ...
  A: Cesar Millan and Victoria Stillwell use different styles. Stillwell uses some more updated training ...
about babygirl my 14 week yorkie1/18/2009
  Q: i do no whats going on with her i play with her and spend time with her but when i put her in her ...
  A: By paying attention to your puppy when she's in her pen, you're rewarding her with attention. She's ...
Dog won't eat food1/18/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month year old Boxer, hyper as can be, and is undergoing the rehabilitation of worms, ...
  A: Your dog is very skinny because she had worms, her appetite might improve once she's worm free. If ...
heat1/17/2009
  Q: Our bulldog had puppies on November 27 of 2008. She is starting to bleed again and smell like she is ...
  A: You should have your dog examined by your vet. Usually, a dog will come into heat about 4-6 months ...
runny bowels1/17/2009
  Q: I have a 10 yr old chiuauha(can't spell it) any way she had puppies 4 weeks ago everyone is fat and ...
  A: A nursing dog has extreme dietary requirements. You should have started feeding her a good quality ...
German Shepherd dog - Eye problem1/17/2009
  Q: The sclera has large engorged blood vessels on its surface. What to do?
  A: You should have your dog examined by your vet to rule out the possiblity of glaucoma. One of the ...
High BUN level ~ not a kidney problem1/17/2009
  Q: I would like your opinion on something. Just want you to know, we are working closely with the vet. ...
  A: Dehydration can cause elevated BUN levels if your dog isn't getting enough water for her kidneys to ...
muscle spasms in Jack Russell1/17/2009
  Q: Sometimes has muscle spasms when excited or if he swims in cold water. Has been vet checked, ...
  A: I know you said you've been to your vet, but did the doctor do any blood work to rule out a seizure ...
Bladder problem?1/17/2009
  Q: I have an 8 month old Papillon. She has been a little difficult to housetrain but I think she is ...
  A: If your dog needs to go outside as often 20 times per day, you definitely should have her examined ...
small protective dog?1/16/2009
  Q: Hey I was wondering if there is a small-medium small breed that would make a good family pet and ...
  A: You forgot to mention in your message how much time you can devote to training a dog. Guard dogs ...
German shepherd puppy bite1/16/2009
  Q: My question is that i have a 3 and a half month old german shepherd puppy and i find it hard to go ...
  A: It's normal for puppies to try to bite when they play, but you are correct, it's not a good behavior ...
Great Dane scared of shadows1/16/2009
  Q: Yep, 1 year old neutered male, Gus. Sometimes, not always Gus will completely "lock down" because of ...
  A: Dogs are individuals, that's the reason why Katie is oblivious to shadows, and Gus is freaked out by ...
HAIR COLOR1/15/2009
  Q: MY SHIH-POO IS BLACK & WHITE,JUST RECENTLY HIS FUR UNDER THE BOTTOM HALF IS BROWN.IS THIS NORMAL? ...
  A: Starting with the obvious, have you tried to wash off the brown color that has appeared in your ...
My dog needs help!1/15/2009
  Q: My dog (Scooter) is a Cavalier King Charles Cocker Spaniel, and he is throwing up! I gave him some ...
  A: I'm sorry your dog is feeling poorly. You should know that whether or not a dog's nose is cool or ...
papillon puppy1/15/2009
  Q: ie 1/8c so many times a day. I read to feed to him 4x's a day but not sure how much. He is 4 months ...
  A: How much you feed your dog will actually be a little different depending on what you food you're ...
Flaky skin1/15/2009
  Q: I have a 6month old english bulldog, He recently had surgery for a prolapse urethra I have spent ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your puppy has needed two surgeries within 6 months, and is now having skin ...
Pooping in the house!1/14/2009
  Q: Lately I have been having a problem with my boyfriend's dog. She is about 8, and a terrier mix, and ...
  A: Your boyfriend's dog may be marking, or he just may be feeling stressed out when his owner leaves ...
Puppy 8 in 1 shot1/14/2009
  Q: I recently gave my puppies their 8 and 1 shot. I just now noticed one of them has a knot under the ...
  A: The knot under the skin, in the spot where you gave the vaccine is called a delayed cellular ...
Is It A Good Idea?1/14/2009
  Q: My ex girlfriend and I bought a Siberian Husky and she was originally for me but now my ex is trying ...
  A: Unfortunately, the courts have yet to institutionalize the standard of "the best interest of the ...
my english bulldog scratching1/14/2009
  Q: and i have a english bulldog one year and a half old.he have being a verry healty puppy but one day ...
  A: The point in trying a different diet is to establish if a dog has a food allergy. The dog should be ...
My dog1/13/2009
  Q: This may seem like a strange question, but here it goes anyway. Is there such a thing as your pet ...
  A: By your description, it sounds like your dog might have a separation anxiety. There are different ...
peeing1/13/2009
  Q: I have a rescue 11 month border collie and german shepard. I have her for one month and she has ...
  A: First you need to rule out a medical cause for your dog's peeing. It's common for female dogs to ...
Bernese mountain dog1/13/2009
  Q: I just got a 8 week old Bernese mountain puppy. I know that he absolutly loves the cold weather and ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! It's okay to take your puppy outside and play in the snow, as ...
my dog have flue1/13/2009
  Q: m from Pakistan i got German shepherd dog, she got flue, sneeze some times, her nose is wet, no ...
  A: Sneezing, and having a runny nose can mean sinus problems, upper respiratory infections, foreign ...
sarcoptic mange treatment1/13/2009
  Q: can you please tell me the name of the prescription cream to treat sarcoptic mange in humans? thanks
  A: The dog species of sarcoptic mange can TEMPORARILY infect humans. Usually the itchiness from this ...
Best breed for me??1/13/2009
  Q: I am wondering what breed is best for my situation and living habits. This is what I’m looking for, ...
  A: You forgot to mention in your message how much time you can devote to training a dog. Guard dogs ...
13 1/2 year old dalmatian losing weight1/12/2009
  Q: My dalmatian is 13 1/2 years old. His back end does not work very well any more. He is on 2 meds ...
  A: I wish there were "miracle drugs" to make out pets live longer. Sadly, the reality is our dear ...
puppies are breathing from the lower stomach. doctors say it is serious1/12/2009
  Q: this about the two puppies we have in our house. only a week back we bought the puppies . after two ...
  A: I'm sorry your puppies are ill! I wish I could help, but your puppies need the care of a ...
dog not acting right1/12/2009
  Q: My parents have a golden retriever (7 years old) - usually playful and healthy. For past 2 weeks he ...
  A: There are probably a hundred things which could cause a dog to not eat right, and just not act like ...
dry scaly skin on a newborn puppy1/12/2009
  Q: I have a puppy that is 12 days old.He is a Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix. He has dry flaky skin all over ...
  A: Your puppy may have something called "fading puppy syndrome". You should not delay any further in ...
digging in my dog who just gave birth1/11/2009
  Q: My dog gave birth to 6 puppies 6 days ago. Lately she tries to dig everywhere in the house( carpet, ...
  A: Congratulations on the litter! The digging behavior is probably just a sign of nesting. If you ...
Red, balding spot on dog's leg1/11/2009
  Q: My dog has a red, balding spot on the back of his leg and I don't know what it is or what to do?
  A: You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. There are several conditions which have the ...
Maltese puppy questions1/11/2009
  Q: we have a 9 week old maltese puppy and today she is having a yellow vomit and dirhea. she was fine ...
  A: Yellow vomit just means your puppy's stomach was empty. By itself, it doesn't mean anything more ...
blood in stool1/11/2009
  Q: My dog, JD is a yorkie poo. He is 8 years old or 56 is dog years. (correct me if this is wrong) ...
  A: Seeing blood in a pet's stool is as scary as finding it in your own! When the blood is bright red ...
feeding Staff Dog1/10/2009
  Q: I have a very spoilt 18month old Staff Dog. He will only eat fresh Meat,Chicken,Steak (Not my ...
  A: It's okay to supplement dog food with fresh meats, but by feeding a dog a diet of only meat, he ...
golden doodle1/10/2009
  Q: my son has a 3 yr. old golden doodle female. the biggest problem is she gets so excited when anyone ...
  A: As far as the peeing goes, your son's dog doesn't have an obedience problem, and it's not a house ...
Elderly Dog1/10/2009
  Q: Well, I have a yellow labrador retriever. She is fourteen years old, has arthritis, and has cacer. ...
  A: I understand your desire to make your Yellow Lab as comfortable as possible in whatever time she has ...
nervous dog1/9/2009
  Q: I have a 6 year old female boxer she has all ways had a nervous nature. A year in a half ago we ...
  A: Though you may never know what went on that day of the storm, something has badly traumatized your ...
meaning1/9/2009
  Q: i have two dogs , a male 5 yrs old and a female 2yrs old .often when the male is laying down she ...
  A: One of the reasons why a male and a female dog get along so well in a multi dog home is that a male ...
9 year old adopted shih tzu driving me nuts!!1/9/2009
  Q: I recently adopted a 9 year old shih tzu male. He is neutered and up to date on all shots. I have ...
  A: It's not at all unusual for an older dog to become incontinent. If your dog isn't having accidents ...
bullmastiff1/9/2009
  Q: we have a three year old bullmastiff that has started to poop in the basement. This problem didn't ...
  A: I can't say why your dog started going to the bathroom in your basement. It sounds like it may be ...
sore on my dog's belly1/9/2009
  Q: My dog is a mix breed of a Bull mastiff and we think a lab. She is seven months old roughly, and ...
  A: Small bumps on the skin which are filled with pus are called "pustules". Larger bumps filled with ...
Hyperactive puggle1/9/2009
  Q: I have a 3 month puppy which is a mixed pug with beagle, he is extremely hyper, is biting everything ...
  A: Puppies are a whole lot of work! They demand your constant supervision and attention, it's really ...
CCL rupture in 12 yo golden retriever1/8/2009
  Q: Patti - 7 weeks ago my 121/2 year old golden retriever, Annie, began limping badly after squatting ...
  A: Age isn't necessarily a major factor in anesthetic safety. Your vet should do a pre-anesthetic ...
Older dog bit puppy without provacation1/8/2009
  Q: I have a 14 year old German Shepherd/Black Lab mix that really doesn't like my new 9 week old GS ...
  A: Yes, keep your older dog and puppy separated, and continue to give your older dog the one-on-one ...
Not serious vomiting1/8/2009
  Q: My 4 year old Cocker is a high-strung animal at times. He also has a very sensitive stomach. If I ...
  A: It's hard to say why a dog (or person) won't tolerate a particular food. There's obviously an ...
male siberian husky dogs1/8/2009
  Q: I have 2 Siberian husky dogs that are 3.5 yrs old each. they have been have always been together in ...
  A: Neutering your dogs is a good first step in stopping the aggression. Even though your dogs have a ...
Poodles1/7/2009
  Q: I had asked a question earlier about my dog Panda and bringing in another dog. Do we need to have a ...
  A: You've said: "We already have a crate and the only time Panda goes in there right now is when she ...
Overly thristy dog1/7/2009
  Q: We have found a small Chihuahua and we notice that she urinates lots, drinks some much water and has ...
  A: Guesswork won't help this dog, she needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If you plan on keeping ...
Temperamental Jack Russell x Mini Foxy1/7/2009
  Q: I have a female Jack Russell x Mini Foxy she is 3 soon. My father bought her as a pup and she lived ...
  A: Your message was sent to a "question pool" because the person you sent it to has declined to answer ...
HOOKWORMS1/6/2009
  Q: IF I AM GIVING MY DOG INTERCEPTOR MONTHLY AND IT SAYS IT PREVENTS HOOKWORMS, CAN MY DOG STILL GET ...
  A: Interceptor eliminates heartworm larvae and the adult stage of hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm. So ...
My 17 year old chihuahua mix.1/6/2009
  Q: i have a Chihuahua mix who is about to turn 17. me and my family are torn about what to. She is ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's condition. Most dogs do not die peacefully in their sleep. Sadly, ...
Aggressive behavior1/6/2009
  Q: We have a boston terrier, Gabby who just turned 4. In the past year we have noticed that she is ...
  A: The study you refer to, from the February 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary ...
bloodshot eyes1/5/2009
  Q: I have a St.Bernard puppy of 8 months old and I'm a little concerned about his bloodshot eyes? Is ...
  A: If your puppy has red eyes, they might be a little irritated. Try flushing his eyes with a sterile ...
X-ray of dogs leg1/5/2009
  Q: I know it's sort of medical - so if you cant answer I understand - but I was wondering if there is ...
  A: When a body undergoes x-rays, different parts of the body allow varying amounts of the x-ray beams ...
How Would A Pomeranian seizure......1/5/2009
  Q: I was just wondering how a Pomeranian would act after a seizure? Do you think it's normal for her to ...
  A: After a seizure, a dog is said to be in the "postictus" stage of the seizure. Many times it's the ...
how do i tell if my dog is having puppies1/5/2009
  Q: my staffy got a cross my bitch at the end of nov she as put on weight and wants to keep licking me ...
  A: The average dog pregnancy lasts 63 days. That's just an average, it can be a littler shorter at 59 ...
Poodles1/4/2009
  Q: We already have poodle/terrier and is about 3 year old we are getting a toy party poodle. It was 6 ...
  A: Six weeks is too young to get a puppy. The best time to bring home a new puppy is at 8-10 weeks of ...
do you know about the Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness1/4/2009
  Q: Patti, What do you know about the Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness ( ...
  A: I have to tell you that this is the first I've heard of the Walk Your Dog With Love Harness. After ...
possible cramps or hip dysplasia or ???1/4/2009
  Q: my dog just turned one. I noticed during the past few months, while he is playing (usually at the ...
  A: You didn't say what breed of dog you have, but "growing pains" are symptoms most often affects ...
Biting1/4/2009
  Q: I have had a Chesapeake Bay Retriever for about 5 or 6 years. He is great and our family loves him ...
  A: It's good to hear you recognize the seriousness of Mack's problem. Eventually, Mack will bite ...
when should my beagle come into season1/4/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr old female beagle named Jessie she had her first litter at the end of August 2008.She ...
  A: A female dog may come into season again about 4-6 months after whelping a litter, though that isn't ...
My 3 cats and puppy Pitbull1/2/2009
  Q: I cannot seem to get my 3 cats to get along with my puppy. The cats are all aged 3 to 4 years old ...
  A: Adult cats are not flexible about accepting new pets in their home. Unfortunately, there's ...
pooping og1/1/2009
  Q: My 24 year left his dog of 7 years old with me one year ago and had the nerve to get another dog who ...
  A: It would help to walk the dogs separately, so you can offer praise the moment she relieves herself ...
Pit bulls1/1/2009
  Q: I have a 2 year old pit bull.She just had puppies about a month ago.Now her brest are real hard and ...
  A: Redness, and hardness of your dog's nipples can mean infection called Mastitis. You need to take ...
Adopted "abused" border collie12/31/2008
  Q: My family recently adopted a PRECIOUS border collie. She had been trained and finished by a ...
  A: It could take a lot of time for Molly to develop confidence with you, and if your goal were to have ...
eye contour discoloration12/31/2008
  Q: I own a 6 year old mixed breed (golden / mini-colley)since she was 3 months old. I always teased ...
  A: The best way to put your mind at ease, and rule out a potential problem is to have your dog examined ...
12 year old Shitzu may have Cognitive Canine Dysfunction12/31/2008
  Q: Good Day Patti, I have a 12 year old shitzu who will sometimes follow my mom around, sit and stare ...
  A: Your description of your dog sounds like he may have Cognitive Canine Dysfunction Syndrome. The ...
Older Dog Restless12/30/2008
  Q: My dog is a mixed breed of collie, golden retriever and husky. He is going on 11 years old, 65 lbs. ...
  A: It's really hard to say what's going on with your dog. Not being able to rest or settle down usually ...
I want to know how to remove my dogs spay stitches and the right way.12/30/2008
  Q: I need to know how to remove my dogs stitches because the vet that did the surgagry is out of town ...
  A: If you're considering removing your dog's sutures on your own to save money, you should know that ...
My dog Dakota12/30/2008
  Q: I'm sorry English is not my best subject so I apologize now for my mistakes. My dog Dakota just got ...
  A: If you are seeing worm embedded in your dog's skin, you need to have her examined by your vet. You ...
eye tear duct is swollen12/30/2008
  Q: my lhapsa poo (half Lhapsa Apso and Poodle mix) dog has a red swallen puffness in the corner of her ...
  A: There are several diseases of the eyes dogs can develop, some are minor (but still need medical ...
my new dog12/29/2008
  Q: i have 2 little dogs and i just got a new big one, the big one is a boxer mix. we dont no what with ...
  A: Keep your new dog on his leash when he's in the house. The minute he looks like he's thinking about ...
Having 2 dogs12/29/2008
  Q: We got a puppy approximately 4 wks ago and we have a 2 yr. old dog. I have many questions regarding ...
  A: At least at first (for the first 2 months) it will be easier to feed the dogs separately. Also ...
mark on black labs belly12/29/2008
  Q: I have a 14 month old female black lab who was fixed at 6 months and has all her needles. In the ...
  A: You need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. Her enlarged nipples and hair-loss can be a ...
3 sneezing dogs (is that part of a Christmas song?)12/29/2008
  Q: over the last 4 days my 3 female dogs(all mutts, ages 1,6,10) have begun sneezing and sniffling.A ...
  A: Sneezing can be environmental. Have you been burning scented candles or anything like that lately ...
Yorkie puppy12/29/2008
  Q: We added a 7 week old Yorkie puppy to our family on 12-28. We have only had him a little over 24 ...
  A: I wish I could be a help, I know how difficult it is to have a sick dog over a holiday, but the ...
Dog Vomit12/28/2008
  Q: My dog has vomited a yellow/white waxy like substance which resembles little chunks of baked potato. ...
  A: It sounds like whatever your dog ate, didn't quite agree with him. If he did this earlier in the ...
vomiting12/28/2008
  Q: is there any over the counter drug that is kept around the normal household that can be given to a ...
  A: First I should say that if your dog is acting lethargic, depressed or unresponsive along with the ...
nursing bitch wont leave pups and has diarrhea12/28/2008
  Q: my young bitch had her 1st litter by c section yesterday. now she has diarroeah but wont leave the ...
  A: Did your dog eat any of the afterbirth? That tends to promote diarrhea. Defiantly have your dog seen ...
Vaginal discharge from my Doberman12/28/2008
  Q: I have a Doberman who will be 4 in March. Up until a few months ago she seemed to be fine. Then we ...
  A: It's totally possible that your dog a yeast infection or a case of Vaginitis. Vaginitis is an ...
puppy soiling crate12/27/2008
  Q: Our 13 wk old border collie is doing fairly well at toilet training. she asks to go out and always ...
  A: You didn't say how long you're crating your puppy. Until a puppy is about 4 months old, it simply ...
dog walking12/27/2008
  Q: I'm considering starting a dog walking with me and my friend. But when we but up ads on all local ...
  A: It's always hard to start a new business no matter how old you are. Even though putting fliers in ...
dog question12/25/2008
  Q: can i give my dog amoxicillin for an infection
  A: Amoxicillin can be given to dogs, the oral dosage is 10 mg per pound of dog, given every 8 to 12 ...
Low WBC in Pomeranian12/23/2008
  Q: My 7 year old Pomeranian had her yearly dental this afternoon. Her blood work results showed a WBC ...
  A: The test run on your dog's white blood cells, shows it's on the low side but that can occur as a ...
German shorthair pointer - odd behavior12/22/2008
  Q: I have a german shorthair pointer that is a year and a half old. He has this really weird habit of ...
  A: I wouldn't call your dog's behavior abnormal. Many young dogs do this sort of running and spinning ...
my dogs stomach is making noises12/21/2008
  Q: we have a shelter dog that we adopted two weeks ago, beautiful little boy about 10 months old, ...
  A: It sound like whatever people food you gave Chesa didn't agree with him. The condition is called ...
broken leg12/21/2008
  Q: We recently took in a young stray beagle to go along with our 10 year old beagle. This youngster ...
  A: The fee of $750 for treating your dog's broken leg is not at all inflated, in fact it sounds on the ...
Dog drooling12/20/2008
  Q: Well first of all, thank you for your being willing to share your opinion on the situation or any ...
  A: Is your dog's drooling excessive? It's only excessive drooling that you need be concerned with. ...
dogs loosing teeth12/20/2008
  Q: My dog has a loose tooth. Is it possible that my two year old shitz tzu is still loosing his baby ...
  A: Your dogs loose tooth probably is not a baby tooth, the overwhelming majority of puppies loose their ...
newfoundland grooming12/20/2008
  Q: Just asking about which type of clippers you would recommend for shaving a Newfie. We live in ...
  A: The person you sent your message to couldn't or wouldn't answer it, and sent it to a "question ...
Yorkshire/back hair loss12/19/2008
  Q: My daughter has a teacup Yorker that is now showing hair loss on his back. I know that they don't ...
  A: Anytime a dog experiences hair loss, a thyroid condition should be ruled out. Many times ...
Rat terrier/Pomeranian12/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old rat terrier/pomeraninan that is very active. He has been making a weird coughing ...
  A: I can't hear the sound your dog has been making. If it's a sort of loud snorting, honking and ...
Basset puppy, potty issue?12/18/2008
  Q: We are owners of a 4yr old mixed breed (adopted at 12w) and just adopted a 9w old Basset Hound that ...
  A: Because this all happened after you saw your puppy eating some of your other dog's food, it's ...
Getting an elderly bitch aquainted with a puppy12/18/2008
  Q: We have bought a Great Dane puppy and we have a Bull Mastiff bitch(5 years old).We are a little ...
  A: I don't think you can be too being overly cautious when introducing a new puppy into a household ...
Itchy skin and biting12/18/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month Saddle Back Husky. I got her from the poun 2 months ago and she has had her health ...
  A: I know how frustrating it is to have a dog with a persistent itch. It can help if you cut the hair ...
pregnant bassett?12/17/2008
  Q: she was about 10 months old. despite my best efforts to keep them seperated my male sheltie still ...
  A: Three weeks after mating a female dog may have an upset stomach and not want to eat for about a week ...
Another question about chewing on feet..12/17/2008
  Q: I have a black lab mux (4 yrs old) and he constantly chews on his feet. I have taken him to the vet ...
  A: Bandaging your dog's feet can make his condition worse. The sores need air to dry up. Many times, ...
Leaking urnine12/17/2008
  Q: Our 9 week old boston terror/rat terrior mix is leaking urnine. Do puppies get urniary infections?
  A: It's possible for a dog of any age to develop a urinary tact infection. You need to have your puppy ...
Elderly Dog Weight Loss & Slipping12/17/2008
  Q: We live in Mexico otherwise we probably would go straight to the vet and get a trusted diagnosis and ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's illness. I'm not a doctor, but your dog's current problem seems to ...
9 year old Rotti with bone tumor12/16/2008
  Q: My 9 year old female Rottie has been diagnosed with a bone tumor in her shoulder, common I am ...
  A: It's actually not wise to give a dog a calcium supplement without vet supervision. Most dogs get all ...
My shitzu is very lethargic!12/16/2008
  Q: My three year old little girl is suddenly very very lethargic. e put her on the patio on Sunday (or ...
  A: If you think your dog is having a medical problem and is in need of care, you need to contact your ...
older dogs12/16/2008
  Q: I HAVE A 4 YR. OLD ROTTWEILLER AND SHE IS A WONDERFUL PET AND VERY PROTECETIVE BUT OUTSIDE THE HOME ...
  A: Putting your dog to sleep shouldn't be an option. Your dog needs training, that's has to be a ...
puppy born missing limbs12/15/2008
  Q: I am emailing because I cannot find any help to my question. I have bred chihuahuas for 3 years. I ...
  A: NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) scientists consider Malathion to be one of the most ...
bringing a new dog into a 1 dog family12/15/2008
  Q: Being that you have owned numerous dogs over the years I'm hoping you can provide me with some ...
  A: Before bringing home another dog, you should have your current dog neutered, if he hasn't already ...
Dog hair loss12/15/2008
  Q: my Pom is losing hair (alot all over) 2 weekes after I sold her last puppy, she has the same diet, ...
  A: Many female dogs who are nursing puppies will lose a large amount of hair. This is not abnormal. ...
Lump on my 1 year old Labrador's neck12/15/2008
  Q: My 1 year old Labrador recently (overnight..it sounds strange, but this dog is my baby and I would ...
  A: I completely understand your concern! First, try to keep calm, most growths a dog can develop are ...
saliva.12/14/2008
  Q: i just got a new jack russell, and the dog we got is a jack. hes 1 y.o, and when we put them ...
  A: Your older dog salivating might just be a response to stress. Having a new dog in his house is a ...
mini schnauzer12/14/2008
  Q: how can i tell if a 8 week old schnauzer is going to be a mini one.
  A: Miniature and Standard Schnauzers are two different breeds. A Miniature Schnauzer puppy might ...
Chi whimpering and seems to be in pain12/14/2008
  Q: Floyd was fine all day yesterday, running around, chasing his tail etc. At bedtime we noticed that ...
  A: I certainly understand your concern, though there's very little I can do. When a dog is having a ...
Rough Collies12/14/2008
  Q: I am quite excited about getting a puppy come summer. So far, I think I really want to look into ...
  A: The Rough Collie is the more common of the two Scottish Collie breeds. It's the one that looks like ...
Malnutrition12/14/2008
  Q: My peke is malnutritian and I am not sure why...She swallowed a stone a year ago and had to be ...
  A: There are a number of causes of weight loss and any dog that is persistently losing weight when you ...
rescued shar pei12/13/2008
  Q: my mother rescued a shar pei recently and he nests and hordes in her closet. he steals everything ...
  A: You didn't say how recently your mother adopted this dog. Hoarding can be an obsessive-compulsive ...
Snake bite12/13/2008
  Q: We have a rat terrior mix breed, well awhile ago we noticed her face started swelling very bad ...
  A: Benadryl can indeed help, as an antihistamine and it's used for acute inflammatory and allergic ...
Dogs Pooping in undesirable spot on lawn12/12/2008
  Q: I have two great dogs, and have recently moved from a large ranch to a small subdivision house. My ...
  A: If you're not around to supervise your dogs as to where in the backyard they should relieve ...
scattering milk12/12/2008
  Q: thats my dogs pups all got homes today how can we help My dogs milk to scatter?
  A: Your message was forwarded to a "question pool", because the person you sent it to was unable to ...
Bleeding from rectum12/12/2008
  Q: My yorkie is about 1 year old and bleeding from his behind. Not a lot of energy, won't eat.
  A: I will assume that you've only just noticed the blood in your dog's stools, and this hasn't been ...
my dog's paw12/12/2008
  Q: I have two German Shephard mix dogs(Thor and Samson). They are 7 1/2 years old. Thor's paw has ...
  A: One thing that might not be helping Thor, is the wrapping of his paw. Letting it be exposed to the ...
Somethings horribly wrong with Cuda.12/12/2008
  Q: You were the only one available at this time that could provide me with medical information, so I ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that your dog isn't well, but your dog's bloody diarrhea should have been a real ...
Hair loss in dog12/11/2008
  Q: I have a 1yr old cross bread puppy, who has balding eyes and large amounts of hair loss all over her ...
  A: Yes, you need to have your dog examined by your veterinarian. There is a good chance your dog has a ...
problem with pomeranian12/11/2008
  Q: i have a male pomeranian that has started licking his hind leg and then licks the floor. he does ...
  A: I will assume you have examined your dog's leg area to rule out if there is something causing the ...
Dog barks when left alone12/10/2008
  Q: I have a 5 months old golden retriever. He is a great dog, i'm training him a lot. he responds to ...
  A: Many dogs develop a barking habit. The reason is simple, the dog doesn't want to be left alone, and ...
Labrador Retained baby teeth12/10/2008
  Q: I have yellow Lab, he's around 5months, he has lost all the baby teeth and permanent teeth are ...
  A: It's not uncommon for a puppy to still be losing teeth into his 6th month, so there's really no ...
Bad Behavior when visiting company12/10/2008
  Q: I would absolutely love a little insight into a problem I am having with my 3yr old chihuahua named ...
  A: Monkey isn't having a house training issue at your parent's home, he's having a territorial marking ...
My Old Dog12/9/2008
  Q: Help! I have a rescue dog who is a staff crossed with something else. We have owned him since he was ...
  A: Whining is a way of communicating that tells us a dog is upset, scared, or in pain. It is usually a ...
Please Help12/9/2008
  Q: I have A 7 month old female beagle her name is paislie. I am just having the worst luck training her ...
  A: It's not unheard of that a puppy still isn't house trained at 7 months old. Some puppies take a full ...
Dog Limping12/8/2008
  Q: My bosses dog has been on a chain for a couple of weeks, he is recovering from Parvo and they are ...
  A: It's a hopeful sign that there doesn't appear to be any swelling of the dog's leg. The sheer number ...
Female Dog Incontinence12/8/2008
  Q: I have an 8 year old female lab who has been a wonderful pet since she was about 9 weeks old. She ...
  A: Yes, dogs can often become incontinent in their elder years. Female dogs, both spayed and unspayed ...
question12/8/2008
  Q: My dog threw up out of nowhere 2x this morning. First vomit was white and 2nd was yellow and had ...
  A: Your dog throwing up that yellow and white stuff is just a sign that her stomach is empty. By ...
Dog arthritis12/6/2008
  Q: I have a 13 year old black lab/dalmatian. She has been taking Hip and Joint Supplements with ...
  A: Supplements and vitamins can be very helpful (for some dogs) in slowing joint degeneration, but ...
heat cycle12/6/2008
  Q: At what age will my 7 yr old dotson stop going into heat?
  A: Dogs do not go through a period of menopause, as humans do. They have heat cycles their entire life, ...
Concerned about My Morkie12/5/2008
  Q: I Just recently purchased an 8month old maltese/yorkie mix. When i was looking over his fur, i ...
  A: It sounds like at one time, probably recently, your puppy had fleas. Whomever you got your puppy ...
breeding12/4/2008
  Q: i have two giant schnauzers, and i want to breed them, but the thing is they are second cousins. is ...
  A: As second cousins, your dogs can indeed be bred. The Giant Schnauzer is registered with the Canine ...
Lactating dog that poops a lot12/4/2008
  Q: My mini doxy just had puppies 2 weeks ago. Here the last 3 days, we have been finding a lot of poop ...
  A: You need to continue to give your dog access to as much food and water as she wants it, while she's ...
I think my dog is dying12/4/2008
  Q: My dog Patrick is a 12 year old Australian Shepherd, whom I have owned since he was 3 years old. I ...
  A: Not knowing what surgery Patrick recently had, or why you've refused the steroid treatment your vet ...
timid piddler12/4/2008
  Q: I am writing about Abigail our Yorkie/min-pin mix. She is about a year old. She squats when she gets ...
  A: You should have Abigail examined by your veterinarian. Female dogs (even ones that have been spayed) ...
post.op cat declawed12/4/2008
  Q: my cat was declawed 2.5 weeks ago. Recently I have noticed a foul odor from her paws. There are no ...
  A: You've written to me, but I'm a dog expert, not a cat expert. I can tell you that cats have special ...
dogs12/3/2008
  Q: How does a blind person with a dog..know how to get to an exact building? Because I see them all the ...
  A: Unlike people, dogs go more by scent than eyesight. Even though buildings may look similar to us, ...
older dog bathroom problems12/3/2008
  Q: I have a 14 year old lab/border collie mix. She has won several obedience awards and always has ...
  A: You definitely should not yell at, or punish your dog for pooping in your home. Many older dogs such ...
staffie12/3/2008
  Q: hallo how long are staffies usuelly in heat for? from wayne
  A: All female dogs, no matter the breed have a heat cycle that's approximately 21 days long. That's an ...
bumps on my 7 week old pitbulls head12/3/2008
  Q: i came home today and my seven week old pit bull had small bumps on his head. He is acting a little ...
  A: Of course you don't want your puppy to be sick! You say you think your puppy may be acting a ...
Boxer Puppy has bo leg?12/2/2008
  Q: We have a 13 week old Boxer puppy. We got him when he was 9 weeks old. He has been to the vet for ...
  A: Your puppy needs to be examined by your veterinarian to see if he has Rickets. The illness of ...
Compatibility12/2/2008
  Q: We currently have a Bison/Havenese mix and are thinking about adopting a Yorkshire Terrior, so you ...
  A: To answer your question, you need to know Toby. How does he or she feel about other dogs? When it ...
Dog food12/2/2008
  Q: I have a 13 week old staffy mix, male, up to date on shots, on flea and heartworm treatment, weights ...
  A: Hormonal changes as puppies age may have some effect on puppies with demodectic mange. Local skin ...
my 4 yr old golden rechiver has blood in her pee.12/2/2008
  Q: every time she gets a hair cut it seems see gets problems peeing. she walks and plays fine but when ...
  A: I can't say why the blood in your dog's urine seems to occur whenever she gets a hair cut. Maybe the ...
Phobias12/1/2008
  Q: I rescued a Golden/Cocker mix 6 years ago-she's about 11 now. She has always had phobias in ...
  A: Dogs can indeed have phobias, and it sounds like that's what your dog has. Treatment can generally ...
Pyometra in dog12/1/2008
  Q: I have a female Neapolitan Mastiff. She is now 21 months old. Quick background on the health ...
  A: There is a medical approach to treating Pyometra you may want to try, it involves using a hormone ...
My dog12/1/2008
  Q: my dog is 11 almost 12 years old and just today I saw him act weird . He couldn't walk, everytime I ...
  A: Why did your dog having a bowel movement prevent you from taking him to the animal hospital? It's ...
ITCHY Percy12/1/2008
  Q: Patti! You have been SUCH an amazing help with Percy so far...I cannot thank you enough! Have ...
  A: I'm sorry that Percy is feeling so itchy! Treating allergies can be very frustrating, and take ...
cocker spaniel11/30/2008
  Q: We have a cocker spaniel puppy. His eye looks like the meat is coming to the outside. We can not see ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I don't understand your description that "His eye looks like the meat is coming to ...
Dogs Hair Changing Color11/29/2008
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Peck-a-poo,she is white,but now she is starting to turn a copper,redish color. ...
  A: A dog's coat color can darken with age, but you didn't say where your dog's body the color is ...
Behavior question11/29/2008
  Q: I got question regarding my 5 year old bull mastiff/shephard mix of dog. We got her from foster home ...
  A: Your dog's aggressive behavior towards other dogs can be corrected. There are several reasons for ...
Toilet training poodles11/28/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr toy poodle (Barney) and I am having trouble toilet training him. We live in an ...
  A: You need to contain your dog to a smaller area, because he's not yet house trained. Use a couple of ...
Boxer Puppy11/26/2008
  Q: I read a great response on fleas and newborn pups but, my question is, should i discourage breading ...
  A: Only dogs that have had the Demodectic variety of mange should not be bred. You've got to be really ...
Our Rescue Pug11/25/2008
  Q: My husband and I adopted a wonderful rescue pug about a month ago. Upon picking him up, we were ...
  A: Your dog's aggressive demeanor is not a symptom of a food allergy. It's not unusual for a recently ...
7 mo golden with stomach cramps?11/25/2008
  Q: Visiting son for Thanksgiving in the mtns. of N.C. Vet is many miles from current location. Please ...
  A: How has River's bowel movements been? Do they appear to be normal, or are they soft? Is he vomiting ...
Staffy puppy11/25/2008
  Q: I have a 4 month old staffy dog who is crate trained. He does not foul in the house anymore but is ...
  A: At just 4 months old, your puppy is just now starting to get bowel and bladder control. It sounds ...
my dog11/25/2008
  Q: he got bumps under his chin and there bleeding whats going on. no contact with any other dogs
  A: Nobody can diagnose your dog over the Internet. Dogs, just like people sometimes need to be examined ...
whats wrong with my dog?11/25/2008
  Q: okay i got a dog and he has like a little thing on his feet by were his figer are at he has like a ...
  A: Any time a growth is found, having a veterinarian examine it is a good idea. It's the only way to ...
Baby Jack Russell has discolored urine11/25/2008
  Q: I just got a ten week old jack russell puppy yesterday and we are in the process of potty training, ...
  A: A sudden change in diet can cause a little diarrhea, not a change in urine color. Has your puppy ...
my yorkie is sick!!11/24/2008
  Q: I am a first time dog owner, my yorkie is about 13 weeks old, I just had him for a week, i took him ...
  A: I'm sorry your puppy is not feeling well. It's not unusual for a puppy to develop diarrhea after ...
boxer11/23/2008
  Q: we just took in a boxer and when he gets really excited he sounds like he is trying to cough up a ...
  A: It sounds like you might be describing "reverse sneezing". Reverse sneezing is an alarming event in ...
puppy11/22/2008
  Q: my family recently got a new puppy and he is showing signs of illness, so we took him in to a vet ...
  A: I wish I could help you, but I couldn't begin to guess at what your puppy's problem might be. He has ...
Puppies11/22/2008
  Q: Can you tell me which surface puppies prefer to poo on I want to have a area in the garden
  A: Congratulations on getting a new puppy! I'm afraid you're going to have to see, on a trial and ...
Dogs pees on himself11/22/2008
  Q: I have a 1 1/2 yr old male german shorthair. When he pees (squatting), he lifts his butt too early ...
  A: Some dogs just aren't much good at "aiming"! This might improve with age, but it may not. You may ...
getting dog back?11/21/2008
  Q: I got this dog from these people who didn't want her anymore so i took her in. i didn't get any ...
  A: I'm sorry you've lost your dog. By most laws, dogs are seen as property. If your "property" has ...
Ear cropping11/21/2008
  Q: I have a Doberman that had his ears cropped but the left ear keeps falling down. What shouldI tel ...
  A: It's common to use splints to help hold the ear into a standing position. Usually, the splints are ...
teacup chiuaua11/21/2008
  Q: My dog is less than a year old and lately he is having a problem with his leg popping out and we ...
  A: In some small breeds, including the Chihuahua, this is an inherited condition. Injury has nothing ...
8 week old pup11/20/2008
  Q: I rescued a pit pup from death on 11-3-08 I took him to the vet he weighed 4.8 pounds. the vet said ...
  A: Some puppies are born much smaller and weaker than their litter mates, and are known as "runts". ...
reasonable price for a vet check up11/20/2008
  Q: hi thank you 4 your time i was wondering what you consider a reasonable price for a vet check up on ...
  A: Congrats on getting a new puppy! I really can't tell you what a vet exam for a puppy might cost. ...
aggressive behavior between my 3 dogs11/20/2008
  Q: I have always had boxers, but when our current one was 1 yr old, we rescued an American Bulldog that ...
  A: Prozac, and other medications might help some, but they work best when used along with training. If ...
fishy dog urine11/19/2008
  Q: I have a 13 almost 14 yr old Lab-rott mix male dog.He is in good health for his age but recently has ...
  A: Foul or unusual odor of the urine can occur in the presence of bacteria. A strong smelling urine is ...
my dogs are not getting along11/18/2008
  Q: i have a 4 year old female maltese named sprinkles...she's spoiled like a princess get's all my ...
  A: Are you sure your dogs are fighting? When some dogs play, it can sound a lot like world war three is ...
puppy wetting their bed11/18/2008
  Q: We have just gotten an 8 week old gorgeous bichon frise named Lily! We only have her 2 nights and ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! At just 8 weeks old, your puppy is a BABY. She doesn't know ...
DOG NOT EATING11/17/2008
  Q: Ihave a 14 year old basset who has not been eating for 5 weeks now! I have taken her to the vet and ...
  A: All the blood work, diagnostic testing, exploratory surgery. etc. are pretty serious steps. What is ...
Is my dog sick?11/17/2008
  Q: My dog has been drinking an awful lot of water today and has been making what has been like a ...
  A: I understand your concerns. Because you've only noticed your dog drinking more and making sneezing ...
cedar chips11/17/2008
  Q: I have two labs that sleep outside in a dog house. For extra warmth do you recommend cedar chips? ...
  A: Aromatic Red Cedar makes nice warm bedding for outside dogs. You can get large bags of soft cedar ...
shitzu skin problems11/16/2008
  Q: I bathe my shitzu weekly.She is 1 and a half years old and is currenly pregnantand due the 1st week ...
  A: You didn't say why you're bating your dog as often as once a week. Bathing a dog on a weekly basis ...
Spotting11/16/2008
  Q: My pug Onyx (10 months old) has become very attached to me over the past 2 weeks, today I noticed ...
  A: If your dog hasn't yet had her first heat cycle, then it's entirely possible that's what the ...
sweet Boston is grouchy bully with other dogs11/16/2008
  Q: There's no one sweeter than our 5 year old (spayed of course) Boston Terrier Emily...with humans. ...
  A: Not every dog enjoys the company of other dogs, and Emily is amongst this group. Knowing her ...
My PIcky, Picky Pyr.11/16/2008
  Q: First of all, thank you in advance for your reply. I have a 15 month old Great Pyrenees.. Maxwell. ...
  A: I don't understand what you mean by "Nature's Variety Frozen raw patties contain a lot of things he ...
dogs killing small animals11/16/2008
  Q: Our dogs me and my husband are everything to us. they are uncontrollable when we walk them and ...
  A: You didn't say that your dogs are leashed while you're walking them. If your dogs were leashed, I ...
my old pug11/15/2008
  Q: I hope you can help me. I have two elderly pugs. These are my first pets I have ever owned. My ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Parker is having such problems. You an try changing his diet to a a ...
Another Shi Tzu11/15/2008
  Q: .. I rescued the most lovable, adoring Shi Tzu, Percy, 8 years ago from an Animal Rescue League. The ...
  A: Really, Percy is the "person" to be asking here. After 9 years of being your only dog, he might have ...
Puppies11/15/2008
  Q: Last Sunday A lady came into Petsmart and said that a mom dog had puppies and she cant take care of ...
  A: Why are the puppies on a prescription puppy food? Have they been ill? I don't know what you mean by ...
lump on my cocker11/14/2008
  Q: I have an AKC cocker about 3.5 years old, noticed he has a considerable large lump on the underside ...
  A: I'm sorry, I know how concerned you are. It's always alarming when one notices a lump or bump that ...
6mo. old Shih- poo barking in crate11/14/2008
  Q: I recently just bought a 6 mo. old Female Shih-poo from an old couple for 300 dollars. They said ...
  A: It's important that your puppy receives enough daily exercise. That can really help her be able to ...
White German Shepherd11/14/2008
  Q: How big should a white shepherd be at 4.5 months? And should his ears be up by now? I know about ...
  A: A good general rule is the puppy will be a little less than half his adult weight at 4 months. The ...
Pregnant bitch wont let me take her temp11/14/2008
  Q: My bitch is on day 57 of pregnancy. I have attempted to take her temperature rectally, but she just ...
  A: It's worth a try to take your dog's temperature vaginally. It's internal after all. Keep in mind ...
papers on boxers11/14/2008
  Q: we are getting a white boxer puppy,how hard is it to get her registered?we live in michigan.mom and ...
  A: The AKC will only register a puppy whose parents are already registered. If your puppy's parents ...
new puppies11/14/2008
  Q: My boxer is about to deliver and we also have two 3 year old males(brothers)in the house who are not ...
  A: Yes! You certainly do have to worry about your two male Boxers! Male dogs do not recognize puppies ...
dog mess11/13/2008
  Q: I'll make this quick. I bought a 7month old Schnoodle 3 days ago. He was from a pet store that was ...
  A: This is a really common problem with dogs that come from pet stores, and of course, the older the ...
Puppy walking11/13/2008
  Q: I have a 10 week old male staffordshire bull terrier mix puppy. He is not neutered yet but I plan to ...
  A: You mean your puppy has had the DHPP shots, right? (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and ...
Medicine Bath11/13/2008
  Q: I have a 5.5 month old American Builldog/Terrier mix. I saw a sore spot on his back where his fur ...
  A: If your dog is still have side effects from his bath, you need to contact your vet. Bathing or ...
howling / barking11/13/2008
  Q: ive got a 5 month beagle.everything is going well except when i leave him he howls and barks ...
  A: First, let your neighbors know that you are not ignoring their complaints; that you understand their ...
Senior dog not eating11/13/2008
  Q: I will be so grateful if you can help educate me. My beautiful 13yr old yellow lab mix is slowing ...
  A: Our pets later years are the hardest to deal with. It's never easy to watch our beloved companions ...
Dog Licking other dog11/13/2008
  Q: We have a 4 year old Beagle (female). We got her as a pup. We then got a cat (female) kitten. And ...
  A: Some dogs are just by nature very "oral." or your Beagle may just be really submissive, and licks to ...
breeding11/12/2008
  Q: I have two Giant Schnauzers. I just received their certified pedigree papers and found out that they ...
  A: I couldn't tell from your question if your dogs share one parent in common, or if they are brother ...
stray dog that has been in a fight11/12/2008
  Q: My wife and I discovered a stray dog at our home this morning, and it appears to have been in a ...
  A: Not being a physician, I can't advise on prescription medication. You could try contacting a local ...
sore inflamed foot11/12/2008
  Q: I have an English springer spaniel who is now 2 years old. 3 months ago she became lost in some wild ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog's confounding condition. Unfortunately, I can't offer you any "cost ...
depth perception11/12/2008
  Q: I am hoping to adopt a 9 week old australian shepperd mix in Ga.,who im told is depth perception ...
  A: Usually the loss of vision (either all or partly) in one eye will be responsible for the loss of ...
New puppy11/12/2008
  Q: We have a male shitzu that is not neutered and he is 11 months. We just got a new female puppy 2 ...
  A: At the moment, you need not worry. A few months down the road, you will have plenty to worry about! ...
Extreme licking of back paw11/12/2008
  Q: Good Morning, I have a 7 yr. old yellow lab. She starting licking her paw months ago. We've taken ...
  A: I understand your frustration in getting to the bottom of your dog's problem. The possible root ...
Fearful Boxer11/12/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old female Boxer. She is a very nervous dog. She barks at every car that drives ...
  A: Try laying a carpet remnant or runner in your kitchen to help your dog's footing. You could also use ...
My dog needs help11/12/2008
  Q: ok my dog has been digging to the point were he has scabs all over his body and i don't know what to ...
  A: Your best bet for successful treatment is to have your dog examined by a veterinarian. I understand ...
Back Injury11/12/2008
  Q: i have a wonderful four year old Lhasa Poo. She has recently hurt her back. I took her to the vet ...
  A: Like you said, your dog is spoiled. You need to be the strong parent and do what's right for her, ...
my puppy has cut her pad11/12/2008
  Q: hi can you help me to prevent my dog from getting a infecshion in her cut on her pad just till we ...
  A: Don't use salt water to wash your dog's cut foot pad. The salt can be painful. Instead, wash your ...
swollen Lf side of snout in Pomeranian11/11/2008
  Q: My dog is 2 yrs old and has the left side of his snout swell. The first swelling was roughly a month ...
  A: Facial swelling associated with allergic reactions, insect stings, infections, tooth problems, ...
Efficacy of Glucosamine and Chondroitin11/11/2008
  Q: older dogs. I have a ten year old pitbull with an arthritic paw and who recently injured his ...
  A: Glucocorticoids, the group that Glucosamines and Chondroitin belong to, has been known to interfere ...
Whining11/11/2008
  Q: I have a mutt (rottweiler, lab, german sheppard mix) who's approximately 3 years old (he's a stray). ...
  A: Male dogs go through puberty at around 6 months of age, so that's not the problem here. It's ...
behavior11/11/2008
  Q: I have a fixed 18 month old male pug. We go to the dog park with our neighbor who has three ...
  A: It may be that while at close proximity to one another, and possibly also due to the excitement of ...
Dogs making a bed out of sticks/palms/branches11/11/2008
  Q: I rescued two lab/MUTT mixes earlier this spring - they are now about 5 months old. They were ...
  A: In multiple studies that have been done, early spaying (and neutering) in puppies as young as 5 ...
Nursing Dog with separation anxiety11/10/2008
  Q: I have a Jack Russel/Beagle mix who give birth to her first litter a week ago. We have always had ...
  A: When you're not home, your dog should not have the run of your home. Since she needs to have access ...
puppy whining11/10/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old American Bulldog and he really is well-behaved and exceptionally eager to ...
  A: The perfect solution to get control over your dog in situations where you want him to simply sit ...
Dachshund spay - swollen mammaries11/10/2008
  Q: We took our 10 month old mini wire haired Dachshund back to the vet after being spay. She has ...
  A: It's good you've had your dog checked by your vet, and that she's been given a clean bill of health. ...
does rectal temps drop in false pregnancy11/10/2008
  Q: I tried to breed my dog about 2 1/2 to 3 months ago. The dogs did mate, but I'm not sure if she is ...
  A: A dog's pregnancy lasts 63 days on average. If you think there's a chance your dog may have been ...
She eats everything!!!! and i mean evreything11/9/2008
  Q: I have a golden retriever who is 5 months and she is eating everything, things you cannot imagine ...
  A: Though totally repulsive, dead frogs, animal droppings, bugs, gum, and urine are edible! Dogs are ...
tumor options11/9/2008
  Q: My name is Lindsay and I have a 15 year old Beagle that has a few fatty tumors. Actually, he has 7 ...
  A: If your dog's fatty tumors are not in an area where they are being irritated, causing mobility ...
Rapid weight gain and vomiting11/9/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old boxer who has started to vomit almost once a day after he drinks water. He has ...
  A: Your dog may well have Hypothyroidism. Basically that's a thyroid hormone deficiency that affects ...
Prednisone11/9/2008
  Q: Can I give my dog Prednisone that was rxd to me by my dr?
  A: Technically, there's no difference between the prednisone your dog would receive from the vet, from ...
my male black lab11/9/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old black lab. We got him when he was 4 months old. My question is at night when I ...
  A: By letting your dog out of his crate when he's barking, you have trained him that he'll get his way, ...
Hair Loss11/9/2008
  Q: I have a female chihuahua/boston terrier mix. She is about a year and a half old. She has started ...
  A: The symptoms of unexplained weight gain, and hair loss point to a thyroid problem. Your dog may well ...
Feeding dogs bran11/8/2008
  Q: to help empty his anal glands. Today a friend said that this can upset the stomach if feed either ...
  A: Yes, you can feed a dog bran. Start out with just a little, as giving a dog too much fiber can cause ...
black and bloody moles11/8/2008
  Q: My 8yr old boxer has black moles on her belly, they break open and bleed and dry up a few days ...
  A: If you had bloody moles, I'd hope you'd get yourself to a doctor. Your dog is no different. She ...
9 year old dog who started peeing around the house.11/8/2008
  Q: We have a 9 year old dog who started peeing around the house after my second baby´s birth. At first, ...
  A: You are correct, your dog's house training regression is due to the stress of change in your ...
My Rottie's breath11/8/2008
  Q: On Tuesday Nov 5 08 my dog was put on Flagyl tabs 250mg for IBS. I am just wondering could these be ...
  A: No Flagyl doesn't not cause sweet smelling breath. It's common adverse reactions are mostly due to ...
Introducing New Puppy...I am really scared.11/5/2008
  Q: I have a new goldendoodle she is only 11 weeks old. I am not planning on introducing her to my ...
  A: Not every dog wants to share it's home with another dog or puppy. That holds true even for dogs who ...
Alsatian worries11/5/2008
  Q: She has suddenly starting to get very clingy and distressed when she thinks my boyfriend and I are ...
  A: If this is truly sudden behavioral change, I'd take her to the vet to first rule out any medical ...
scrotal ablation with neutering11/4/2008
  Q: My golden retriever is 20 mos. old and about to be neutered. The vet called and asked if we wanted ...
  A: The scrotum (sack that houses the testes) is normally left behind and this gradually shrinks away ...
submissive peeing11/3/2008
  Q: I am fostering a 5 year old female lab mix. She has no obedience training and has been submissive ...
  A: The first thing that you should do is have your veterinarian examine your foster dog. Illness can ...
Dogs11/3/2008
  Q: Which toy that are sold in pet stores are not safe for dogs?
  A: A lot of what toys unsafe depends on the habits of your particular dog. Some dogs are more ...
puppies11/3/2008
  Q: my golden retriever is approximately 1 year and 3 months and oops... she got pregnant by our 10 ...
  A: If your dog is due any day now, it's a little late to ask if it is healthy for her to have a litter, ...
menstrual cycles in dogs11/2/2008
  Q: How much bleeding is expected for the menstrual cycles of dogs? What is the normal color of the ...
  A: Just as in humans, the amount of discharge any one dog has during her heat cycle varies. A dog can ...
Aspirin11/2/2008
  Q: Can you give a dog asprin? I was once advised by my vet that baby asprin is ok.
  A: Yes, it's safe to give aspirin to dogs. You don't want to give a dog Tylenol, or Ibuprofen as a ...
Rescued dog house breaking11/1/2008
  Q: I recently fostered a rescued dog she is rat terrier mix i also have a Airedale terrier we have had ...
  A: Your problem actually is common with older dogs who have only known life in a crate. Start from the ...
FLEAS!11/1/2008
  Q: Please help me!! My little yourkie has fleas and I don't kow how to get rid of them! I tried using ...
  A: The Front line is still working, the problem is new fleas are hopping back onto your dog, if they ...
Feeding11/1/2008
  Q: Patti: I just brought home a rescued 8 month old dog. She is a border collie mix. I found her, and ...
  A: It's really common for some dogs to stop eating when in a stressful situation, such as arriving in a ...
dogs with bronchitis11/1/2008
  Q: One week ago my 11 yr. old lab Sheba was diagnosed with bronchitis, now one week later her brother ...
  A: Kennel cough is an infectious Bronchitis (also called Bordetella Infection). It's an infection ...
Sugar in dogs' food ?11/1/2008
  Q: In our community it is a common belief that dogs should not be fed with food containing sugar.Is ...
  A: Your dog doesn't need sugar, he or she is sweet enough already! Sugar in small amounts isn't a ...
3 & 1/2 year old AKC Choc LAB... Depressed/Separation Anxiety??11/1/2008
  Q: I suffered a major stroke last year (at the age of 34) and my two dogs, an 8 year old boxer and a 3 ...
  A: You, and your dog have certainly been through a lot. I'm sorry for the loss of your Boxer. There ...
new dog issues11/1/2008
  Q: I adopted a 1 yr old dachshund from the pound yesterday. I have a 2 yr old cairn terrier who is very ...
  A: Congratulations on adopting a new dog! Since you only have your new dog for about a day, you need ...
My dog Zoey11/1/2008
  Q: I have 3 dogs, a cat, a 4 year old daughter, and a fiance. I'm writing about my dog named Zoey. She ...
  A: Whether your dog Zoey is not quite house trained, or if she's got some anxiety issues, the basic way ...
rotty in heat @10 months old10/31/2008
  Q: its my dog 1st heat and i want to know how long does the actual bleeding last and if it quits is ...
  A: A dog's heat cycle lasts for approximately 21 days, usually twice a year. Each cycle consists of ...
Older dog's hair loss (German Shepard mix)10/31/2008
  Q: I have an almost 11 year old German Shepard/Black Lab mix. He's a bigger dog, 112 lbs, & he seems to ...
  A: Excessive and unusual shedding can be a sign of a thyroid problem. If your dog is neutered, the ...
Question about Yorkie10/31/2008
  Q: My friend has a mini Yorkie that is having trouble breathing at times. The vet said it may be a ...
  A: While there aren't veterinarians that specialize in the treatment of particular breeds, there are ...
My Chihuahua ate Chocolate! I dont know what to do?!10/30/2008
  Q: i have a 2-pound Toy Chihuahua and she ate a Chocolate protein bar the other night and she has a few ...
  A: Anytime you think your might be having a health care emergency with your dog, writing to an Internet ...
Pet sad over losing its pet friend10/30/2008
  Q: I have one 6 year old male pomeranian and did have a 3 year old male pomeranian. The 3 year old ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to ...
my 14 week old pekingese puppy10/29/2008
  Q: Is my puppy allergic to anything like nuts. My brothers pug is to peanuts...I am awear of ...
  A: Dog allergies are like human allergies, you really can't guess at what one particular dog might be ...
2 1/2 Year Old Yorkie With Arthritis10/29/2008
  Q: I am not sure if you can answer this or steer me in the right direction but here it goes. Our 2 1/2 ...
  A: I'm sorry that your young dog has such significant joint problems! Unfortunately, no medication ...
Rottweilers10/29/2008
  Q: Are rotweillers known to get arthritis in their rear?
  A: Like most large dogs, Rottweilers can develop arthritis in their joints, as well as hip or elbow ...
Sheltie10/28/2008
  Q: I have a five year old sheltie we love him to death,and he returns the favor,recently i noticed he ...
  A: Because Shetland Sheepdogs are prone to develop thyroid problems, you should have your dog examined ...
Dog Scratch10/28/2008
  Q: I have a pretty quick and simple question about my 2 year old Jack Russell. She was scratched on her ...
  A: Not every injury requires a vet's care. Keep the wound clean, wash it at least once a day with mild ...
chihuahua puppy food portions10/28/2008
  Q: I have a teacup chihuhua puppy that is about 2 lbs. and is about 3 months old-her teeth are just ...
  A: Feeding guidelines vary depending on the brand of puppy food. Since you didn't say what food you're ...
moth eaten ears10/27/2008
  Q: please help my corgi has what appears to be moth eaten ears on the tips of both ears. It looks like ...
  A: Your dog's ear tip problem can be several things, ranging from poor nutrition, Sarcoptic Mange, ...
licking chops & heavy breathing10/27/2008
  Q: I have a 13 yr old yellow lab. He is constantly licking his chops. He also is breathing heavy as if ...
  A: Whenever an elderly dog has a change in it's normal behavior, it should be examined by a ...
dog stress?10/26/2008
  Q: I have an almost 5 year old Black Lab Retriever. He has gone through considerable changes and ...
  A: It's possible that your dog has maxed out in the stress department, which could explain the accident ...
skin problem10/26/2008
  Q: my chihuahua's underbelly is getting dark and freckled.it just started getting like this about a ...
  A: If your little dog is not scratching or chewing at herself, isn't showing appetite loss or ...
My Old Dog Needs Help...10/26/2008
  Q: lad/shephard/rotty...he has TERRIBLE skin condition and I dont know what to do because I cannot ...
  A: I know you've said you can't take your dog to the vet, but that is what your dog needs. Had you ...
barking10/26/2008
  Q: About 1 month ago we bought a chihuahua that was 4months old, she's very shy at the begining, but is ...
  A: Anytime a dog arrives in a new home, there is a period of adjustment ranging from a couple of weeks, ...
Dog10/26/2008
  Q: my dog has a scratch on his testicals and it really red
  A: A scratch that turns really red, no matter where on your dog's body it's located, means it may be ...
mating10/25/2008
  Q: i am mating my jack she is letting the male mate how will i know if they have tyed properly as when ...
  A: The tie may last as long as 30-45 minutes, or as short as 15-20 minutes. There's no set time as to ...
my 4 and a half month old Chihuahua10/25/2008
  Q: i have a four and a half month old chiuhauha, he is such a picky eater. i feed him iams hard puppy ...
  A: Your first impulse might be to switch foods in an effort to get your puppy to eat, but that actually ...
urinating puppy10/24/2008
  Q: Shelly, I have a five month old Great Dane puppy. I have been working on house training him for ...
  A: It's hard to say what's going on with your puppy, it may be more than one thing contributing to your ...
Mometamax10/24/2008
  Q: I was reading about mometamx when i stumbled upon the question below.. (if you want to read the ...
  A: The manufacturer of Mometamax says: "The hearing deficit is usually temporary. If hearing or ...
pregnant Boston terrier10/24/2008
  Q: i have boston terrior and this is her first litter and i am not certian when she got pregnant but i ...
  A: The average time for a dog's gestation is 63 days, that means it can be slightly less, or slightly ...
1 yr old Golden - alone while I work10/23/2008
  Q: We got a rescued Golden a couple of weeks ago. He's a year old and is a great dog considering he's ...
  A: If you happen to have a sliding glass door, there are pet door inserts that are less expensive than ...
4 1/2 month old Boxer puppy10/23/2008
  Q: I have a 4 1/2 month old male Boxer puppy. I have never had any medical problems or behavioral ...
  A: Anytime a dog or puppy suddenly becomes more aggressive than normal, a veterinary exam is called ...
Dog Vomiting?10/23/2008
  Q: Both our dogs seem to be throwing up their food lately. Its not everyday...but at least 5 times in ...
  A: Vomiting of undigested or partially digested food 6-10 hours after eating often indicates a gastric ...
dog sedatives10/23/2008
  Q: I am a dental hygienist and would like to clean my dog(1/2 Yorker 1/2 lasa) teeth but there is no ...
  A: As a dental hygienist you know how important it is to keep one's teeth (and gums!) clean. A ...
weinerdog fisk mix10/22/2008
  Q: Will pregnancy be any different because she is longer and how will I know she is?
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by a "fisk". If your Dachshund was bred to a larger breed male, it's ...
dog dropping poop randomly10/22/2008
  Q: My Question is about my 9 year old border collie cross. She seems to have lost control of her ...
  A: Anytime a reliably house trained dog starts having accidents, a vet exam should be preformed to rule ...
My Dog10/22/2008
  Q: I have a rather strange question, kinda stupid really. My dog sometimes dreams i guess when she ...
  A: The evidence supports says yes, dogs do indeed dream. Dogs are similar to humans with regard to ...
Older Dog10/22/2008
  Q: My dog is now 13 years old. When she was a puppy and we trained her to go to toilet on the lawn and ...
  A: Anytime a reliably house trained dog starts having accidents, a vet exam should be preformed to rule ...
swelling10/22/2008
  Q: i have a 4 month old puppy, staffordshire bull terrior, and last night i noticed the left side of ...
  A: You shouldn't be looking for a diagnosis of your puppy's condition online. If the painful swelling ...
4 yr.old poodle w/patela luxation10/21/2008
  Q: I have a poodle 4yr.old. His name is Max. 2 days ago he has been in some sort of pain. I took him ...
  A: The prognosis for dogs with patellar luxation (dislocating kneecap) is very good. You dog can live a ...
symptoms that my dog could be hard of hearing10/21/2008
  Q: We rescued two american foxhound mix breed females. One of them makes very strange high pitched ...
  A: Hearing impaired dogs do startle easily. The following are some simple tests you can try at home if ...
diet10/21/2008
  Q: i have a beautiful 15 year old maltese who stopped eating regular dog food last spring - she loves ...
  A: To ensure your dog gets all the nutrients she needs, many vets recommend mixing in a small amount of ...
4 mth ol AGGRESSIVE JRT10/20/2008
  Q: I have 2 dogs myself and live at home with my parents where there is a 3rd dog. We have 2 miniature ...
  A: Your Dachshund is a dominate dog, which is why she pretty much does as she pleases, attacks people ...
Mass Under Skin on Back & Allergies10/20/2008
  Q: My dog Lily is a 3 1/2 year old spayed female maltepoo. About 2 weeks ago she began breathing very ...
  A: Yes, I agree with what the emergency vet told you. Many dogs develop lumps and bumps, and many of ...
Problems with walking10/20/2008
  Q: My 10 year old lab mix has recently been having problems walking on our wood floor. She seems to be ...
  A: This is indeed q problem associated with aging, but it also may be a medical problem. Dogs over 30 ...
covering the grey in a dog's hair10/19/2008
  Q: my dog is getting grayer and I am wanting to wash that gray right out of her hair.... lol... can ...
  A: I've read that Clairol can be used on dogs, but before using it you should talk to your vet to ...
rescued beagle with problems10/19/2008
  Q: We took in a 1 1/2 year old beagle. We already have a 10 year old beagle we have had since birth. ...
  A: You have the "typical" beagle problem. Beagles are prone to excessive barking. This may indeed have ...
My dog Shoebox10/19/2008
  Q: I have a Chihuahua full bread, and she just turned 3yrs. My question is that if she is left alone ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has, what's known as "submissive urination". Submissive wetting or ...
restlessness10/19/2008
  Q: ...just read your answer to a question which "I" would have asked. My little guy is 13 years old, ...
  A: Phenobarbital can cause increased drinking, which can result in your dog needing to relieve himself ...
little pup and chocolate10/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1 yr old, 10-12 lb Shih Tzu. He ate a tootsie roll pop candy. What should I do?
  A: A Tootsy pop won't hurt your dog. He might seem like he has some extra energy for a few hours, due ...
New St Bernard's10/19/2008
  Q: and they are just 8 weeks, we put them in crates tonight. Should potty training take longer as they ...
  A: Congratulations on getting two puppies! Double to dog, means double the diligence on your part to ...
My dog hates other dogs10/18/2008
  Q: My dog is a year and a half chocolate Lab. He has been with me ever since he was a puppy and has ...
  A: Getting your dog neutered if he isn't already can help. Intact dogs are more likely to display ...
male boxer10/18/2008
  Q: I have a female boxer in heat. My male dog has been peeing on the floor in that middle of then ...
  A: If there is not a lot of urine, your male dog is "marking" territory, and not having a house ...
Recently spayed and diarrhea10/18/2008
  Q: I have a 7 month old maltese who was spayed 7 days ago. She has been restless since the day I ...
  A: Zubrin is a non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Zubrin is used to reduce pain and ...
Itchy dog emitting a foul odor10/18/2008
  Q: I have a red bone coonhound. She is about 6 years old. She has been scratching a lot. We have taken ...
  A: You didn't say if your vet did a skin scraping test for mites. There are a few different varieties, ...
My Chihuahua has a cold.. I think...10/17/2008
  Q: I just got a Chihuahua from the local shelter. He is only about a year old. About a week after I ...
  A: It's not unusual for a who's come from an animal shelter to develop a respiratory problem, as they ...
male potty problem10/17/2008
  Q: I have a 3 year old male chihuahua mix and the problem I'm having is he urinates on my husband's ...
  A: Is your dog neutered? If not, you should do it as soon as possible. Inappropriate urination can ...
dogs attacked and killed cat10/17/2008
  Q: we had a cat that was sleeping on our porch today and two rotwilers(sp) got out of there fence (left ...
  A: First you should be very sure that your neighbor defiantly killed your cat. If you didn't witness ...
after birth symptoms for the mother10/17/2008
  Q: what symptoms should I look for after she have given birth,as for her discharges.
  A: Vaginal discharge should be red to red/brown and even maybe a bit green for the first day. If it is ...
pug licking own face non stop10/16/2008
  Q: i have a pug and often he has been licking his lips\mouth constantly like he is licking the air.. ...
  A: Well, anytime there's a change in behavior like this, it's wise to consider a vet check up, to rule ...
older dog10/16/2008
  Q: i have an older dog, who will be 13 next spring, she is 1/2 bassett and 1/2 black lab. she has been ...
  A: It's good that your dog is still active and eating. Unfortunately, there is the possibility of a ...
rickets10/16/2008
  Q: I rescued a little beagle pup about a yr ago he's approximately a yr old. @ 1st I thought he's ...
  A: Rickets is caused by a dietary imbalance of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D. Because most dogs ...
My best friend is sick10/16/2008
  Q: My best friend is my 16 month old Chorkie (Chi-Yorkie) and I woke to a mess from him vomiting either ...
  A: No, your dog didn't catch this from your cat. Vomiting occurs commonly in dogs. It seems to be ...
High fiber Dog food-Anal Gland problems10/16/2008
  Q: We adopted our little Jack Russell Terrier Named “Jack” 1yr ago when he was 2. But for the first ...
  A: Problems with the anal gland are common in all dogs, regardless of size or breed. Manual ...
nursing is she in heat again?10/16/2008
  Q: my dog mini schnauzer gave birth 3 wekks ago and my male dog is sniffing and licking back there is ...
  A: No, your female isn't in heat again, that happens twice a year on average. You should wait a few ...
my dog has gone crazy10/15/2008
  Q: I have a 5 year old 90+lb pit bull mixed. who has some issues, affraid of loud noises etc. he has ...
  A: As a member of your family, "getting rid" of your dog should not be an option. Inform your husband ...
my doggyyy10/15/2008
  Q: my dog is getting blisters on her feet cause he to lick more and ive noticed that the blisters are ...
  A: I can't tell from your question if your dog developed the warts due to something it's come in ...
Moles?10/14/2008
  Q: I recently noticed that my dog (Schnauzer)has been getting these circles that are black in color on ...
  A: Neither you or I can't determine what sort of growths these are. They might be nothing more than ...
behaviour question10/14/2008
  Q: Why does our dog (spitz mix) keep turning his hind quarters to us. We have had the dog a month (dog ...
  A: When a dog turns it's hind quarters to it's owner, it's a sign of submission. At first, the dog is ...
dogs10/13/2008
  Q: can we have to dogs from same parents.( boy girl)
  A: Yes, you certainly can have two dogs (a male and a female) together. Aggression is is most likely ...
weight gain/ safe healthy food10/13/2008
  Q: I have a 17 month old English Mastiff, Hank he is a love, I'm afraid of all the recalls and am not ...
  A: Life's Abundance All Natural Premium Quality Dog Food is not, nor has ever been, on any recall list. ...
Blood Blisters10/13/2008
  Q: I have a 7 year old pitbull and here lately I've been noting what looks like blood blisters. I've ...
  A: You need to have your dog diagnosed by your veterinarian. It can be a number of things, but your ...
pregnant chihuahua10/13/2008
  Q: how can i tell if my Chihuahua is pregant. i have a teacup. right know her attudite is changing ...
  A: Confirming dog's pregnancy means a trip to your vets office. There is no pregnancy test for dogs. ...
eating and behavior problems10/13/2008
  Q: Sorry, this may be long. Have 1 1/2 male wheaten terrier (had since 8 weeks) who from beginning was ...
  A: If you had a child who wanted nothing to eat but candy bars for every meal, would you allow it? ...
K9 Lipoma10/12/2008
  Q: saw that you had fielded some questions on lipoma. my 9 year old black lab/rott mix has a decent ...
  A: If your dog has had a fine-needle aspiration of the growth and it's been confirmed that the growth ...
Reaction to Sargeants Flea and Tick Med10/12/2008
  Q: My 10 mos pug uses Frontline but I ran out and she was starting to scratch so I bought the ...
  A: Washing in Dawn is what's recommended. You can try washing that area again with Dawn. Providing ...
mole close to the eye10/12/2008
  Q: I have a golden retriever aged 8 years old and recently noticed a black mole on the bottom of his ...
  A: If your veterinarian suggested removing this mole, then you've already gotten advice from a true ...
Min Pin gobbles food10/11/2008
  Q: I have a rescue Min Pin that is at least 12 yrs old, but we are not sure. Anyway, I have had her ...
  A: There are a couple of things you can do to slow your dog from eating so fast. First, get a smaller ...
Neutered dog still aroused10/11/2008
  Q: we have a four year old Australian Sheppard/terrier mix who was fixed over a year ago. We also have ...
  A: A neutered male can still tie with a female, neutering doesn't always completely take away his sex ...
Pain in dogs leg10/11/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month lab. He is very active dog and plays around a lot. About 5 days back, my helper ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your vet. He is obviously in pain since he's not putting weight on ...
sickly dog vomiting no appetite10/11/2008
  Q: should i do something extra? he just stopped,but vomitted all night,like white stuff..now all clear
  A: Throwing up white, or even yellowish liquid just means your dog's stomach is empty. If your dog has ...
Cocker bites for no reason10/11/2008
  Q: Our cocker Molly is 8 months old, we have had her since she was 8 weeks old. We love her very much ...
  A: As a young puppy, Molly probably already had a predisposition to aggressiveness, and did not receive ...
Dog (jumping)10/10/2008
  Q: I just had a shithzu dog of one year of age given to me by my son. The dog jumps a lot on people. ...
  A: Walk forward as your dog begins to jump. Do not go back wards as this is a retreat and can encourage ...
crusrt spot under armpit10/10/2008
  Q: My 14 week puppie, who is mostly german shepard, has got 2 crusty spots that are slightly red with a ...
  A: Your dog's crusty sores can be a number of things ranging from insect bites, Ringworm, Eczema, or ...
My dog peed on my leg.10/10/2008
  Q: I have a male beagle who I have had for two years. Every day I give him a walk with my friend and ...
  A: Marking can mean anything from, "This is my property" to "My rank is higher than your rank" to ...
Mastiff age10/10/2008
  Q: I recently rescued a Mastiff, and the people I got him from said he was about 3-4 years old. I'm ...
  A: At 160 pounds, it doesn't sound like your dog is over weight, on the contrary, he's small for a 3 or ...
Housebreaking10/9/2008
  Q: I foster for SCBR (second Chance boxer Rescue) and currently have a foster that is a senior and was ...
  A: It doesn't sound like you're doing anything wrong! I will assume that the dog is neutered, a ...
My Shit-zu Pregnant??10/8/2008
  Q: My shit-zu is almost 3 and I believe got pregnant by a springer spaniel... Fairly medium size-large ...
  A: This is an unfortunate accident which was 100% preventable. Assuming your dog is indeed pregnant, ...
moles on dogs answer10/8/2008
  Q: Can the moles on dogs be removed via local anesthetic like with humans?
  A: Depending on the location of the moles and their size, they may be able to be removed under local ...
7 year old dal/lab-sudden seizure?10/8/2008
  Q: I will be taking my dog to the vet tomorrow but live in a remote area and cannot find anyone to see ...
  A: As scary as seizures are, there's not much you can do to help, aside from letting your dog know ...
itchy problem10/8/2008
  Q: my puppy scratches herself almost every 1 min interval. But there dun seem to be any rashes or fleas ...
  A: There are plenty of reasons a puppy would scratch, but when it happens as often as you've described, ...
My dog's paw10/7/2008
  Q: My dog got excited when we came home (as always) and started sprinting back and forth making sharp ...
  A: Some torn nails can be treated at home if your pet will allow it, but veterinary care can reduce the ...
NEW BREED - CAVANESE10/7/2008
  Q: A friend of mine just adopted a little Cavanese puppy (Cavalier Spaniel and Havenese) he is ...
  A: A Cavanese is not a breed of dog, rather it is a popular cross between two breeds of dogs. The ...
infected lip10/7/2008
  Q: I have a 16 month old Pitbull terrier. Recently, my girlfriend was playing around with my dogs ...
  A: Dogs are pretty stoic about showing pain, so your dog may indeed be in pain, but just doesn't show ...
Senior dog -excessive thirst/urination10/6/2008
  Q: My 12 year old German Shorthaired Pointer will not stop drinking and now gets up every 3 every to ...
  A: It's not unusual for a dog to need to stay on medication for urinary tract infections for up to a ...
interbreeding10/6/2008
  Q: first time in season...tried to keep them parted but to no avail.what are the chances of their ...
  A: Assuming your two dogs are in good health, and are from breeding lines that are free of genetic ...
bicycling puppy10/5/2008
  Q: I was thinking of starting to either scooter or bicycle with my 5 month old cairn terrier... would ...
  A: There is no one time period in which a dog will become house trained. It can vary greatly between ...
motion sickness10/4/2008
  Q: i want to know what to give mt toy poodle for motion sickness , everytime i go out of town i have ...
  A: Dramamine (generic name: Dimenhydrinate), the over the counter motion sickness medication can be ...
beagle10/2/2008
  Q: My 8 month Beagle male has a very hard, red lump on his outer r. leg at the wrist joint. It looks ...
  A: It is hard to tell skin tumors from skin infections, reactions to irritants like tick bites, skin ...
dog park questions10/2/2008
  Q: Is it normal for my puppy to be "roughly" playing with some other dogs, like jumping over each ...
  A: Yes, it's perfectly natural for dogs and puppies to play roughly. Some dogs go a step further and ...
grooming10/1/2008
  Q: i have a Pomeranian, i want to cut her hair, i have andis cordless clippers. Is there a certain size ...
  A: I should mention that I do not recommend giving a pom a haircut because it may take a VERY long time ...
pregnant chocolate lab10/1/2008
  Q: A few months back, someone dropped off a chocolate lab in ou neighborhood. She had obviously been ...
  A: Newborn puppies are very susceptible to cold, they cannot maintain or regulate body temperature on ...
Recent strange behaviour10/1/2008
  Q: I have a german shepherd bitch who is 11 years and 6 months, she has very recently started to ...
  A: Panting, pacing and not settling down can be a sign of pain and/or discomfort. This could be a ...
sick shepherd10/1/2008
  Q: I have a 14-year-old shepherd vomiting and diarrhea. The diarrhea has some blood in it. What can I ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian without delay. If you are having finical problems, ...
yorkie w/diarrhea and vomiting/tell their age?9/30/2008
  Q: We acquired a yorkie believed to be a teacup because of size. He was in our back yard and looked as ...
  A: Prolonged vomiting and diarrhea in a small dog can be quite dangerous. If this has been going on for ...
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: When Diver lays on the floor and exposes his belly he's displaying a submissive posture. This is a ...
elderly dogs9/30/2008
  Q: Patti, I have two weimeraners that are 11 years old. They have had their ups and downs with health ...
  A: It's possible your dogs require more food than you're giving them. Because they throw up when fed ...
Our Male Maltese is a wreck.9/29/2008
  Q: About 5 years ago, we purchased a Maltese puppy. Basil was bought from a breeder who, as we later ...
  A: First, you didn't say if Basil has been neutered or not. Neutering can help with his marking ...
Hurt puppy9/28/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month old female Siberian husky, Alaskan malamute, with a dash of wolf. I have a hard ...
  A: Perhaps being a puppy, her pads didn't have enough callus built up to protect her pads. The footpads ...
lock jaw9/28/2008
  Q: are there any other reasons why my dog would get lock jaw besides tetanus?
  A: Tetanus is commonly called Lockjaw, they are the same disease. If your dog has Lockjaw, then it has ...
Collar Marks on Chow Chow9/28/2008
  Q: I have two Chow chows, both of them are female. They are rough hair Chows with thick fur. I take ...
  A: There is a collar meant to be used on long haired dogs, which also acts like a choker collar. What ...
pet policy9/27/2008
  Q: I live in a condominium and had already a pet policy and I lived there for 20 years now and have a ...
  A: This is more like a legal problem than a pet ownership problem. If affording a lawyer is a ...
Elderly dog9/25/2008
  Q: My husband’s 12 1/2 year old mixed dog needs surgery to remove a malignant growth on her behind ...
  A: There are options for affording veterinary bills. The simplest way is to talk to your vet about ...
poo on hind legs9/25/2008
  Q: my 4mth old maltese likes to poo while standing on her hind legs. Previously when we crate her, she ...
  A: Do not scold your puppy for not hitting the house training tray, this can prolong the training ...
puppy is very ill9/25/2008
  Q: Okay so my 9 mth old 1.8 teacup chihuahua has had a hypoglecymia attack due to some sort of ...
  A: What you need to do is have your dog examined by your veterinarian! If you've already done so during ...
size of my pup9/24/2008
  Q: my pit bull is seven months old and weights 70 pounds. Her father weights 160 pounds and her mother ...
  A: There are several breeds known as "pit bulls" and they aren't all the same, when it comes to weight ...
new male dog keeps humping our female9/24/2008
  Q: We just adopted a dog, he's a black pug. 2 years old. he has been used as a breeder. We have a 9 ...
  A: Until your male dog can be neutered, you have to keep an eye on him, and promptly reprimand him with ...
Agressive behaviour9/23/2008
  Q: my 4 mth old maltese have appear to be growing more aggressive recently. She growls at me when i try ...
  A: Some dogs make honking, hacking, snorting sounds, that sound like they can't breathe. In most cases ...
Allergy to Flea treatment9/23/2008
  Q: I used the squeeze on flea treatment on my dogs, (Doxie mix) and they both started to itch ...
  A: Anytime you think your dogs may be having a reaction to something you've given them you should ...
My dogs are driving me crazy HELP!!9/23/2008
  Q: I have an 8 month old cane corso (Italian mastiff) and a 6 month old puggle (pug beagle mix) they ...
  A: If anyone gets a spanking, it should be you, not your dogs. Your dogs are out of control because ...
My almost 2 year old neutered male has been humping a lot and then whimpering9/22/2008
  Q: I know the humping/mounting is a dominance thing....and a behavior issue. I DO try and stop it when ...
  A: One out of three neutered male dogs still engages in humping years after neuter surgery. I can't ...
urine problems older chow9/22/2008
  Q: We have a 15yr old chowchow. She is in poor health, lately (this morning) she urinated on the floor ...
  A: Even though you won't be seeing the veterinarian until the end of the week, you should bring a urine ...
Piddle problems9/22/2008
  Q: I am asking for my parents. They want to get rid of their puppy (which I am not for cause it ...
  A: You car correct, "getting rid" of a pet only teaches children that pets are disposable! First, ...
female dog after giving birth9/22/2008
  Q: I have a fiest shes about 10lbs.she was trained to use pee pads but about a week before giving birth ...
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by a "fiest", but your dog might be having a hormonal problem, since ...
pregnant dogs9/21/2008
  Q: My husband said he heard that a dog can be pregnant by multiple dogs at the same time, do you know ...
  A: Yes, it's true! Just like cats, dogs can have multiple fathers or sires within one litter. Because ...
Old rescued dog9/21/2008
  Q: In Feb I rescued an 10 yr. beaten down and up Chow mix. I was told she liked cats (I have 2 blind ...
  A: It sounds like Bear needs a refresher course in not chasing your cats. When you're in your home, ...
my bull mastiff9/21/2008
  Q: how long normally is a dog pregant for..one site says 63 days and another says 8 weeks
  A: On the average, a normal dog pregnancy lasts 63 days. Being an average, it can be a little less or a ...
Growth/Feeding9/21/2008
  Q: I have a 9 month male lab retriever. I have been feeding him adult food since he was 6 months. My ...
  A: I can't say how much bigger your dog will or won't get, you didn't say what is his current height ...
PediPaws9/20/2008
  Q: There is a product out there called PediPaws (www.pedipaws.com). Supposedly it helps to grind down ...
  A: PediPaws does not "know" to stop at any point, it WILL grind into the quick if you don't stop ...
my shiba inu is allergic to dust mites9/20/2008
  Q: I can't afford the shots that the veterinarian recommended we give him, so please are there any ...
  A: Would it help you afford allergy shots, if you paid them off over an agreed upon period of time? ...
older dog w/ multiple issues9/19/2008
  Q: Jack has a great vet who has diagnosed him w/an enlarged heart as well as a large fatty tumor in his ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of your dog illness. You didn't say the specific kind of cancer your dog has been ...
second dog9/19/2008
  Q: I have a male neutured 17 month old miniature schnauzer. He is very friendly and loves to play with ...
  A: I think it's a great idea to get a second dog! As far as getting a female or another male puppy, ...
dog in heat9/18/2008
  Q: Now i know my dog should be spayed but her appt was today and she went into heat yesterday.i just ...
  A: The amount of discharge in a dog's heat cycle varies from dog to dog, and from season to season. ...
12 year old male golden retriver9/18/2008
  Q: Please Help, I have a 12 yr old retriever that has a cyst by his ear. It is starting to have a ...
  A: Hopefully, if your child had an infected cyst like the one your dog has, you'd get prompt medical ...
Rottweiler9/17/2008
  Q: my 7 month male rottweiler keeps limping and holding his foot in the air while he walks he has done ...
  A: If your dog continually favoring one foot, then you can bet something is bothering him. The problem ...
jumper9/17/2008
  Q: we adopted our dog in June, she is 2 yr, loving, hyper & full of life. We were told she was sheperd ...
  A: Sometimes, when a dog is bored, jumping the fence is an exciting activity. It can help to give your ...
my pregnant chihuahua9/16/2008
  Q: yes hi, as i said i have a 5 year old chihuahua and my guess she is 50 days pregnant now , i could ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian. There's no way to guess at what the problem ...
How to avoid Conflict9/16/2008
  Q: I own a 5 year old Westie who is very much loved and I have been bought a Toy Poodle (BITCH) puppy ...
  A: Ideally, and if it's at all possible, a week or so before the new puppy comes home, take your older ...
boxer9/16/2008
  Q: want to get dog how safe are boxers
  A: Despite it's aggressive sounding name, a boxer is a wonderful family pet. It has been said that ...
rash9/16/2008
  Q: i have a one yr. old boxer great dog,and its been about a week now mthat he has developed what ...
  A: It's impossible to guess at what your dog's problem might be, and your dog deserves so much better ...
Dog's Hair loss..9/15/2008
  Q: I have an 8 yr. old American Eskimo Spitz dog. He has a problem with a skin condition, he chews ...
  A: Your dog needs to be examined by your veterinarian. There are so many things which can cause a dog ...
older dog with dental issues9/15/2008
  Q: I have a 14 yr. old toy poodle who is in good health, but he has rotten teeth. The vet wants to ...
  A: Those rotten teeth are potentially life-shortening. Rotting teeth can cause gum and mouth ...
MY NEW PUPPIES9/13/2008
  Q: HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE THE PUPPIES OPEN THEIR EYES?
  A: Congratulations on the arrival of your new puppies! Expect your puppies eyes to open somewhere ...
my 9 year old chihuahua9/12/2008
  Q: I just had her spayed 2 weeks ago. She did well. She is filling up with milk and bites herself all ...
  A: Because your dog is spayed, the problem might be a hormonal imbalance. Because you had your dog ...
13 year old labrador barking early in the morning9/12/2008
  Q: I don't know if you can help me. I think my 13 year old labrador has dimentia. Having never ever ...
  A: Your dog has learned that if she persists, and barks, she WILL be fed. To her it doesn't matter if ...
found dog9/11/2008
  Q: hey, i found a dog and took him to the vet. its one of those hairy dogs that dont grow. how do i ...
  A: I'm not sure what dog breed you're referring to, but a good first step in grooming a dog you've just ...
dog not eating or drinking9/11/2008
  Q: I have a 10 year old maltese she went to the vet a week ago and was diagnosed with kennel cough she ...
  A: If this has been going on two weeks, you should contact your vet because the condition isn't getting ...
Pregnant Schnauzer9/11/2008
  Q: My shnauzer is due any day now. I took her to the vet a week ago this past Friday, and she said ...
  A: As you probably know, a dog's normal temperature range is usually around 101 to 102 degrees ...
Sudden bad behavior9/10/2008
  Q: I have three dogs. The oldest is a Scotty poo and I've had her 4 and a half years. In feb. of 07 I ...
  A: There actually is a lot of changes going on in your household, any one of which could cause stress, ...
7 year old Lab9/10/2008
  Q: My dog urinated on my couch twice today. He is 7 years old and we have had him since he was 6 weeks ...
  A: Many times, the first sign of a bladder or urinary tract infection is an accident in the home, from ...
Dog walking business9/9/2008
  Q: I am 11 years old and I am starting a dog walking business in my neighborhood. I need all the advice ...
  A: Dog walking can be a great way to make a few dollars, while offering people in your neighborhood a ...
snoring9/9/2008
  Q: our 12 y.o. Pomeranian/Chihuahua female is making snoring sounds, while awake or asleep, varying in ...
  A: Some dogs make a snorting, honking or gasping noise, known as "Reverse Sneezing". It actually has ...
Dog9/9/2008
  Q: I have a 12 year old Shit Tuz. About a week and a half a go she started bleeding, quite a bit. Not ...
  A: You didn't say where your dog is bleeding from, or if she's been spayed. If your dog has NOT been ...
Siberian Husky/Collie Mix9/9/2008
  Q: I hope you are well. I have a 2 1/2 year old Husky/Collie Mix that we (my son and I) adopted a year ...
  A: There's no harm in just using a regular dog brush on your dog, since she prefers it. Daily, brushing ...
My Dog is deficating on the carpet9/9/2008
  Q: I have read some of your answers from previous questions. My situation differs slightly and I just ...
  A: It's not at all unusual that a previously house trained dog would have house training issues after ...
mom and puppies weaning9/9/2008
  Q: I have a litter of 5 puppies. They are about 4 weeks old, about two days ago the mom starting ...
  A: This is within the normal time frame of when a mother dog will begin to wean her puppies. At this ...
dog9/8/2008
  Q: Which dog breed can get acne?
  A: Any dog can develop canine acne, it doesn't matter what breed, though short-coated dogs are can have ...
My min. pin.9/8/2008
  Q: My cousin recently gave to me, a miniature pincher which I have got pretty healthy considering the ...
  A: Occasionally, a dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian. If your dog is still showing symptoms, ...
My dogs eye area & nose9/8/2008
  Q: My dog is a mixed breed with very beautiful black mascara-looking area around his eyes. Just ...
  A: You've said you've been medicating Bogey since the beginning of the summer, but you didn't say if ...
Yorkies hair9/7/2008
  Q: I have a Yorkie and she is 10 weeks old. Her hair seems awful thin and it is oily all the time. Will ...
  A: Yorkies usually do not have their full coat (or the actual colors they will be) until they are at ...
finding a female lab9/6/2008
  Q: I have two male labs; one yellow and one chocolate. The chocolate is the son of the yellow one. I ...
  A: Before you find dogs to breed your dogs to, both of your dogs should receive a pre-breeding health ...
moving9/6/2008
  Q: I am moving out of town with my 2 female dogs is there anything I should do to get them ready to ...
  A: Moving can be really stressful on pets. You didn't say how soon you'll be moving, but here are some ...
9 month old Maltese vomiting yellow9/6/2008
  Q: i have a 9month old maltese throwing up yellow i dont know what to do she is my first dog and she ...
  A: I'm glad your dog is feeling better. Usually, when a dog is vomiting, or having diarrhea, rice and ...
Proper diet for our Shitzus9/5/2008
  Q: I was nearly going blind researching the best dog food for our three Shitzus when I came upon your ...
  A: Are you referring to the Hill's Prescription R/D diet, for management of overweight dogs? Are you ...
elderly dachshund bladder problems9/4/2008
  Q: My 13 year old male dachshund is in good health (not fat) and fairly playful for his age, but lately ...
  A: Even "old age problems" need treatment! Your dachshund may have a urinary tract infection, which is ...
shit-zu house training9/4/2008
  Q: I have a male shit-zu he is 1.5 yrs old he is very defiant the biggest problem is he hikes his leg ...
  A: Your dog isn't acting defiant, for him marking normal behavior! Marking is not a house training ...
pneumonia in dogs9/3/2008
  Q: I just read your answer concerning a dog having pnuemonia and the owner worried it could have been ...
  A: I can't say I remember the message you're referring to, I get a lot of emails from AllExperts. The ...
musty dog smell9/2/2008
  Q: I have an older lab almost 13 whom has really started to smell musty. It's getting more intense and ...
  A: You didn't say which part of your dog this unpleasant odor is emanating from. There are three common ...
breeding Pomeranian9/1/2008
  Q: I have Pomeranians now can I breed litter mates?
  A: If you have more than 3 breeding females you are required to have a USDA license, but aside from ...
Paw Licking9/1/2008
  Q: My Westie licks the bottom of his paws. He is 4 years old and this has just started. What causes ...
  A: Anytime there is a "behavior" involved, it is most important to first rule out an underlying medical ...
My dog Nike9/1/2008
  Q: I got my dog Nike neutered almost a week ago. He was just fine coming out of the office and up til ...
  A: After surgery, a veterinarian usually gives out a list of things to do, to care for the surgical ...
coat color9/1/2008
  Q: We have a liver and white Brittany. He is 15 months old. His coat, once dark brown (liver color), ...
  A: After being trimmed for the summer your dog's coat only seems to be a different color, because it's ...
multipoo8/31/2008
  Q: I have a five year old multipoo named Gismo. He was given to me by an elderly couple that could no ...
  A: A dog's coat changing color isn't a problem, if it's the only "symptom", it's probably due to the ...
Excess saliva in dogs mouth causing vomiting8/31/2008
  Q: My 5yr old collie/springer spaniel X has started to get a great deal of saliva in her mouth, causing ...
  A: Have you had your dog examined by a veterinarian? Diseases of the salivary glands and ducts are not ...
my shorkie8/31/2008
  Q: I have had my shorkie since he was 5 months and also have an 8 yr. old yellow lab. My shorkie has ...
  A: The humping behavior isn't always sexual, it's also a means to show dominance, which is how your ...
4 year old shitsu8/31/2008
  Q: I think my dog has pulled a muscle in his back. He weighs 23lbs. He jumps on our bed at night and ...
  A: These things always seem to happen over a holiday weekend! It's totally possible that your dog ...
My 9 month old Pekingese8/31/2008
  Q: I just purchased a nine month old pekignese, and he is afraid to go outside! The previous owners ...
  A: You didn't say if your new dog is papertrained, or not. The biggest point in getting a dog house ...
dogs weird tail8/30/2008
  Q: we have had alot of people tell us thats what he looked like. One of the many querks he has is that ...
  A: It's not too unusual that your dog wags in tail in a circular pattern, like a propeller. I had a ...
What is my dog8/30/2008
  Q: a year ago a 11month old large black puppy picked us from the pound. He is very protective of the ...
  A: There's no way to definitely say which breeds any mixed breed dog is related to, if you don't know ...
Male dogs sexual aggression8/29/2008
  Q: My dog, Baxton, is a one year old male. I also have a girl dog, Trina. Baxton will not stop sniffing ...
  A: You didn't say how long ago Baxton was neutered. It can take several months for his hormone levels ...
My friend's German Shepard8/29/2008
  Q: I am watching a friend's 15 month old German Shepherds, one male and one female. Yesterday, I began ...
  A: I'm so sorry that I was unable to respond to your message earlier! Is Bear still acting distressed? ...
my puppy is not eating8/28/2008
  Q: I had recently got my cute little puppy he is nine weeks old tomorrow. I am so worried about him. ...
  A: You didn't say what your vet found when your puppy was examined. Your puppy does indeed need to be ...
older dog with heart mummer8/27/2008
  Q: Long story short, I found a dog on the side of the road. I took him to the vet and they said that he ...
  A: There isn't such a thing as a no-sodium dog food, the best you can shoot for is a low sodium diet. ...
new puppy8/27/2008
  Q: we just got a 2 months shih zu old puppy, he does not like dry food. we gave him a can food and he ...
  A: If your puppy has a cough, and some kind of thick mucus-like discharge you should have him examined ...
anxiety/fear/hyperactivity???8/26/2008
  Q: Patti, We have a 13 year old maltipom male who has always been in good health and has been a ...
  A: It's good you've already been to the vet. The restless symptoms of pacing, panting, and just not ...
Dog bleeding8/25/2008
  Q: I have a beagle that will be six this year. She is not spayed, and she bleeds very little about ...
  A: The frequency of your dog's heat cycle will depend on the individual dog, and sometimes by the dog's ...
mini poodle8/24/2008
  Q: She is only 16 months old. She had her first cataract in her one eye when she was only 11 months ...
  A: Your dog has what's known as "juvenile cataracts". This genetic defect produces cataracts in both ...
Putting down my best friend8/24/2008
  Q: Our 8 yr old lab/shepard mix has been our best friend since he was about 6 weeks old. He's been with ...
  A: If your dog has never bitten until this summer, you should have him examined by your vet. There are ...
dog breed8/23/2008
  Q: my husband and I are thinking about getting a dog, but not sure which type would suit our quiet ...
  A: You need to evaluate how well your cats get along with dogs, as much as how a dog gets along with ...
my shih-tzu8/23/2008
  Q: my boy dog is 4years old wheni got him when he was6weeks old his hair color was all red now is back ...
  A: It's not at all unusual that a puppy's coat will change color as it matures. Your dog's thinning ...
pottying problems with a TFT8/23/2008
  Q: Our female Toy Fox Terrier is about a year old. We got her when she was 8 weeks old and she will not ...
  A: Small dogs are notorious hard to house train. When you can't be watching your dog, she needs to be ...
large hard cyst near vulva Jack Russell8/22/2008
  Q: large hard cyst near vulva Jack Russell JR is 4 years old. No other health problems. The knot or ...
  A: It could have been the spider bite as your vet thought, or it may have been a sebaceous cyst, or ...
Constant "coghing" of my 10-yr old Yorkshire Terrier8/22/2008
  Q: Duke, my 10 year old Yorkshire Terrier has been "coughing" a lot lately. It seems like he's choking. ...
  A: Have you looked down your dog's throat to see if you can see some fibers from the pillow? Is your ...
My new dog8/22/2008
  Q: yes, I got a dog today, and it was spayed yesterday, i bought it home, and all night tonight all she ...
  A: It's possible your dog has some irritation from the surgery, since that was just done yesterday. ...
9 month old pit. pregnant or not?8/21/2008
  Q: my dog just about 3 weeks ago finished the very tail end of her heat where she is not spotting or ...
  A: If your dog was in heat and left outside alone, then there's a really good chance that she was bred. ...
dog sneezes mucus constantly8/20/2008
  Q: What can I do about my little cocker spaniel, 20 lbs, to stop her constant sneeze with lost of ...
  A: Chronic nasal disease in dogs can be a debilitating and frustrating condition to diagnose and treat. ...
health question8/20/2008
  Q: I have a 3 month old female American bulldog. She urinated on the floor tonight and I noticed what ...
  A: You are correct, your dog probably has a bladder, or urinary tract infection (UTI). These are common ...
introducing new dog to 6 year old jack Russell8/20/2008
  Q: I recently took home a shelter dog approximately 9 months old great Dane/ lab cross. He has a great ...
  A: It's best to introduce two dogs in a neutral place that neither dog is familiar with. This way, the ...
Amstaff Allergy8/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1 year old American Staffordshire Terrier who has a allergy to Grass. We tried allergy ...
  A: Diet can control so many issues! But you didn't say if you're feeding your dog anything else besides ...
Puppies8/19/2008
  Q: I have a litter of four chihuahua puppies. They have already started the weaning process. I have ...
  A: You should use a de-wormer product made especially for dogs. I'm not familiar with Strongid, in a ...
Exclusive Dog Food by PMI Nutrition8/19/2008
  Q: We have an 8 week old lab puppy and are very confused on what to feed him. Your article on how to ...
  A: Congratulations on getting a puppy! Exclusive Dog food is a really good diet, however because of ...
Abandoned puppies8/18/2008
  Q: Our dog gave birth five days ago and has been unable to produce milk. I took the puppies to the vet ...
  A: There's really nothing for you to do, or to be concerned about. Five day old puppies can't do much ...
puppies8/18/2008
  Q: when do puppies get there baby teeth in?
  A: The first baby teeth, sometimes referred to as "milk teeth", erupt from the gum-line around four ...
yorkie poo sick stomach8/17/2008
  Q: i have 2 yorkie poo that are about 4 to 5 months old and i gave them some treats the other night ...
  A: Like people, dogs are individuals, and can have different reactions when they're ill. I think it's ...
aggression8/17/2008
  Q: I have 3 chi's,one of them is always growling at the others, even when the other 2 get next to me, ...
  A: Chihuahua's are very much "one person dogs", it's not at all uncommon to have problems like this ...
peeing on other dog8/17/2008
  Q: why does our 14mo old male pee on our 5yr female? When Amanda squats to pee he will walk over and ...
  A: For starters, if your male dog isn't neutered that could be part of the problem. Neutering can help ...
8 year old dog with lung cancer8/16/2008
  Q: Duke, our 8 year old has lung cancer. The doctor has said he is in his last stages. We have not ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear of Duke's illness. While diet might play a role in fending off some types of ...
Dog going to bathroom in the house only8/15/2008