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Dogs/Questions Answered by Expert Nancy Perry

SubjectDate Asked
Dog12/26/2016
  Q: I recently bought an American Bully. He is a 6 month old puppy. He is a very loving dog but I want ...
  A: Aura, It sounds like your pup was not socialized, which is something that is important for a Bully. ...
Recent aggressive10/8/2016
  Q: I have two pit bulls male is 13 months, female is 4 months.play together all day. When me and my ...
  A: Yes he could have been protective or jealous HOWEVER, that behavior is unacceptable. He should have ...
Kaiser the beagle10/7/2016
  Q: Hello my name is Andrea and i have recently purchases a beagle pup he just turned 6months and we ...
  A: Beagles are hunting dogs, that is what they do, so teaching them to come is difficult. Use a long ...
puppy pads & no longer sleeping with me8/28/2016
  Q: 1. My dog is a 4 yr old rat terrior mix, can she is trained to go outside, can I train her for puppy ...
  A: Yes you can train for both. Get the puppy pads that have the urine scent in it. when she goes out ...
pit bulls6/26/2016
  Q: We live in the suburbs with an unfenced yard. Our grandchildren ages 6 and 9 visit us frequently and ...
  A: It seems like a lot of your letter is missing, but here's the answer to yourIf the pit is a puppy, ...
Is there Free puppies in Vancouver wa6/17/2016
  Q: Were do I find a Free puppy in Vancouver w
  A: I would look in the local thrifty type papers if you have them. Also, put up some flyers that you ...
2yr old Great Dane peeing and pooing in house6/9/2016
  Q: It comes and goes but our 2yr old female, Lois has been peeing and pooing in the living room ...
  A: It sounds to me like she doesn't understand that the whole house is her den. That is how they think ...
German Shepherd6/6/2016
  Q: My son has a 4 yr old male German Shepherd. We've had him since birth and he is an outside dog. My ...
  A: Tell you son to tell the people that the dog will have to be introduced slowly to new dogs since he ...
Split Heat3/9/2016
  Q: I believe my dog Angel is in a split heat. She is 3 and has always had normal cycles along with my ...
  A: To tell you the truth, I have researched this as well, but have not had any success in this area. ...
yeast free diet for dogs3/6/2016
  Q: My 13 and a half year old dog has been diagnosed with a skin yeast infection.She has been on Now ...
  A: Marcie, Take her off the senior diet and put her on a grain free for awhile. Blue Buffalo has one I ...
about my dog3/3/2016
  Q: I'm from Bangladesh,last month i found a baby dog on street.It was alone & helpless so I adopted ...
  A: It sounds like Munchy is sick. If he hasn't had any shots to protect him from the diseases that ...
Adopted senior dog2/21/2016
  Q: My husband and I have just adopted a senior dog from our local SPCA. (5 year old Beagle mix) We have ...
  A: Has anyone done a health check on him? Five years old is not a senior dog, specially a beagle whose ...
My lphasa apsa1/31/2016
  Q: Only in the last 6 months she started getting this black tarish looking stuff around her eyes just ...
  A: This is really a vet question, so you need to check with your vet. But it could be one of the ...
Yorkies11/21/2015
  Q: I have a spayed 9-month-old Yorkie. Even though she was sold to me as a teacup, she weights between ...
  A: I just read the ingredients, they seem pretty good and they are limited to certain types of foods ...
severe neglect11/18/2015
  Q: I adopted a poodle from the animal shelter. His hair was so long and matted that you could not tell ...
  A: I hope you mean he has been shaved down and no longer has that hair on him, right? Before you do ...
agressive behavior10/29/2015
  Q: I adopted a 1 and 1/2 year old male miniature Schnauser from the Humane Society last week. He has ...
  A: Christine, First technique: Schnauzers are very protective of the people they love. Have your ...
DOG SITTING10/21/2015
  Q: I have 2 dogs, a Black Labrador mix who is almost 10 years old and 1 Chocolate Labrador mix who is 4 ...
  A: You didn't say what happens when they are all together, but I am assuming things are not calm. so ...
7 year old corgi10/16/2015
  Q: My husband and I have a 7 year old corgi, Destro, who we've had since he was 9 weeks old. We have a ...
  A: Sometimes people won't be strict enough with a dog and then the dog ends up being put to sleep. I ...
Dog pregnancy & miscarriage10/10/2015
  Q: we sent my dog to our breeder to AI on 8/12 & so far I really haven't seen any signs of pregnancy ...
  A: It's possible. Check to see if she has a dark discharge. If she does, get her to the vet. She ...
finding a dog10/8/2015
  Q: I'm not sure whether to ask this here or in a different section. Recently my friend who owns a dog ...
  A: I don't know how long your friend waited, but people do tie their dogs outside sometimes.. Why don't ...
dog behaviour9/27/2015
  Q: I have a rough haired jack Russell he is about 4 not sure as he is a rescue. when near other dogs he ...
  A: Sue, If he is getting into a stalk, it is too late. Don't let it get to that point, say "NO!" ...
Big problem9/24/2015
  Q: The thing is that soon enough, after a week or so, we will buy a young Bully Kutta (not a puppy, say ...
  A: I don't feel you and a Bully are a good match. You do not have a strong enough personality and you ...
Fever in Pets.9/19/2015
  Q: Can we check and measure the Body Temperature in Pets viz dog, cat, Horse etc with a thermometer?. ...
  A: I only know about dogs. I do know that their normal temperature is between 101 and 102. At 105 a ...
Male Rottweiler and Male Staffie9/16/2015
  Q: I have a 10 year old male castrated Staffordshire Terrier and a 14 month old male Rottweiler. They ...
  A: Yes, there will be fights unless you get complete control over them both. Since your staffie isn't ...
puppy health8/29/2015
  Q: Dr,my 8 month old indian labrador puppy doesnt eat her meal.she plays in the morng and shows no ...
  A: this is a vet question and I am not a doctor. However a few things that could cause any dog not to ...
hypoallergenic8/9/2015
  Q: We have a large family and my boyfriend is allergic to dogs, cats, hampsters, etc. He used to have a ...
  A: Although I have never owned one, the Xolo ( http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/xoloitzcuintli/ ) has ...
border collie,dogs7/24/2015
  Q: will my border collie protect me? details: see i have a border collie female. i adopted her. it was ...
  A: Both your shepherd and your border collie have the potential to protect you. They both have ...
jumping on cars and chewing every thing7/14/2015
  Q: i have a 11 month golden mix puppy he is a very sweet dog but.....he jumps on all our cars. and we ...
  A: Sounds like he has an ash deficiency. Put him on Eukanuba PUPPY food for about 6 months and the ...
Catahoula has hairloss only near his tair and back7/12/2015
  Q: Hey, my Catahoula leopard dog is experiencing itching near his anus to the low part of his back and ...
  A: It sounds like your dog has fleas. What are you using for flea medication? Even if you can't see ...
Why has 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: This is a RED FLAG!!!!!! He is trying to take over the running of your family and if you don't get ...
Raw Hide6/7/2015
  Q: I have a chihuahua mix and a min pin mix. Whenever I give them raw hide to chew, the chihuahua ...
  A: There is nothing wrong except that the bite of some dogs is not as strong as the bite of others. ...
Introducing Adopted dog to established family dog5/29/2015
  Q: We have a 6 year old pembroke welsh corgi who is very active. In an attempt to help alleviate the ...
  A: Yes, if you get a good match with your dog, it helps use up that energy a lot. If you can adopt a ...
taking dog for a walk5/20/2015
  Q: I have a 3 year old german shepherd that runs and hides when her leash is brought out. She ...
  A: this is an easy fix, but a time consuming one. First, don't ask her to go for a walk. That is ...
what dog should i get?5/13/2015
  Q: i recently lost my young weenie dog in december and i miss having a puppy of my own so dearly. me ...
  A: Last year I lost two and it was devastating. There are so many good dogs out there. I see what ...
blue heeler5/9/2015
  Q: Why does my blue heele. Like to eat cat food?
  A: It has a very high fish and fish oil content which they crave, the bad news is, they will eat the ...
What breed is my dog?4/13/2015
  Q: I got my dog from an animal shelter and have no information on her background. Nobody knows what ...
  A: What a cute dog. I would say, and let me tell you it is very hard to do this from a picture, that ...
Buying a dog4/10/2015
  Q: In this May June, I have made a plan to buy a female dog of the Bully Kutta. But my family members ...
  A: Question Answer 1. If both the sire and dam are of top ...
Fear of everything3/25/2015
  Q: We have a four month old black German Shepherd, she is a lovely puppy at home, she does all her sit, ...
  A: Karen, NOT Good. You need to take her to classes immediately. You also need to buy some ...
cystotomy3/9/2015
  Q: How long after surgery does it take for my dog to urinate? It has been 13 he's and he is only peeing ...
  A: He should be going right away, but it may hurt so he is holding back. The type of surgery would ...
2 Female Eskies2/27/2015
  Q: We have 2 littermate 12 year old Eskies, 1 female and 1 male. My 12 year old female Eskie is Alpha. ...
  A: Sue, two females in some breeds, like Eskies, are not going to get along. You need to find a home ...
Nervous Scottie2/11/2015
  Q: Our male Scottie will be 2 years old this month. This is our 3rd Scottie and we love the ...
  A: Is it the harness or a collar that he is objecting to, or both. Suggestion: Start with a thin ...
Min-pin 30 days possBle preg2/5/2015
  Q: I bred my female min-pin jan,8,2014 she is almost 30 days pregnant should she be showing any sings ...
  A: Fourteen is old, but I have seen a breeding at that age work, and also one that didn't work at ...
What type of do is my dog Abby2/4/2015
  Q: what type of dog is my dog Abby (Abby is the white one)
  A: She sure is pretty! Trying to tell the breed from a photo is very difficult. When I look to see ...
Puppy fear1/18/2015
  Q: Have 10 no old Girlie who has been hyper but enjoyed being outside and was learning to go on walks. ...
  A: Are you trying to say 10 month old? If so, have you tried driving her elsewhere to walk her? Is ...
bringing two same age dogs together in one household1/17/2015
  Q: My question for you is that I am currently considering rescuing a 2 year old pit bull that was used ...
  A: If you have one male and one female, you will probably be okay. However if they are both of the ...
Can you help me?1/16/2015
  Q: I have about a 2 year old pit bull/lab mix I adopted from a rescue about a year ago. He's normally ...
  A: I'm sorry to hear about your father and yes, he may be regressing due to your stress and also if he ...
exercise & bad behaviour1/7/2015
  Q: We have a 2 year old rescue terrier cross Toto ( cairn terrier and maybe westie or patterdale)had ...
  A: Amazing isn't it? I have seen several dogs get more aggressive after neutering, but it might have ...
dog12/27/2014
  Q: We have a small dog, chauaua terrier mix. He never goes out without a leash and one of us with him. ...
  A: Linda, Something has happened at one time that has either been painful or scary during the act of ...
Dog Breeds12/23/2014
  Q: I don't know if you can answer this, but if not, hopefully you can direct me to a good resource. ...
  A: Sorry for delay William, I had to put my wonderful dog to sleep and I have been off email for a few ...
Pug's heat12/10/2014
  Q: I have a pug and she is 9 months now. I noticed her vulva swollen and a very slight red blood sign ...
  A: First of all, a nine month old is too young to breed. You should wait until the dog is fully ...
4 day old pups12/3/2014
  Q: I have a 2 year old pitbull that just had her first litter of pups. There is 9 in the litter and I ...
  A: I had the same problem with a bitch who didn't like the female pup in the litter and rejected her. ...
dogs eye color11/24/2014
  Q: My female boxer with brown eye color and my male pit bull terrier with amber eye color had puppies. ...
  A: Most of the boxers I have seen, have brown eyes, but most of the pit bull's I have seen have had ...
None11/23/2014
  Q: I hope you remember me. Well I have finally got a dog! But there's an issue. When I got the dog, it ...
  A: You may have to bath him again, check on the life cycle of the particular lice he has. The life ...
Is my dog in labour?11/8/2014
  Q: she has had temp starting at 100.01f and has dipped about 2hrs ago to 98.4f she has been off her ...
  A: 57 days is a little early. I've only seen a boston go early one time when she had 9 pups in her. ...
dog pregnancy11/5/2014
  Q: Have you ever seen a dog not look pregnant or gain weight with first litter at Day 44? She is right ...
  A: I have seen a standard poodle that was so thin that its ribs were showing and the next morning gave ...
urinating & defecating overnight10/5/2014
  Q: Subject: 4 year old male rescue dog, neutered(been with me 3 1/2 years) collie/lurcher, small. ...
  A: I have had the same problem at times and what I think needs to be done is not always what the vet ...
dog9/9/2014
  Q: Can I keep my dog at the backyard all the time? My parents do not want him inside the house at all. ...
  A: Ok, he is kind of small, but if you have a good dog house for him and an area where he can be ...
Hair growth stimulation8/3/2014
  Q: A few years back I cut my Pomeranian's hair very short because she was full of mats and tangles. ...
  A: Yes, but it is not a short fix, but a long term fix. fish oil Omega 3 fatty acids, one pill over ...
Agressive pet dog7/2/2014
  Q: My dog Besti is a 9.5 year old female mongrel that i have had since she was a month old.She has ...
  A: It doesn't really matter what the reason for her starting to bite, but I need to ask a question and ...
breeding6/28/2014
  Q: During my beagles first heat my male got to her. Question is if she gets pregnant during her first ...
  A: Cory, It probably won't affect the puppies, but in the long term and sometimes the short term it ...
Behavioral change6/23/2014
  Q: I have a question about my aunt and uncles dog, Ellie. She is a mixed breed about medium size short ...
  A: Kylie, It is possible that Ellie has experienced some change in her life. Has either your aunt or ...
Pregnant dog6/7/2014
  Q: I have a pregnant shih tzu who is 60 days pregnant. For the past week it was around 99 degrees, but ...
  A: Rachel, this is the nerve racking time, isn't it? Do you have a vet that you have alerted to the ...
Barking And Lunging5/21/2014
  Q: My family and I just got a 2 1/2 year old yellow lab in January. He is a total sweetheart at home ...
  A: Hannah, Sounds like he got a fright and it sounds like you did too. What does the teacher say to ...
What dog should I get?4/19/2014
  Q: my name is Test and I am 15 years old. I was wondering if you'd be so kind as to help me figure out ...
  A: A miniature schnauzer, female. Learn how to strip the dog yourself, (from a reputable breeder) and ...
chewing on feet4/15/2014
  Q: I have a 7 year old female Brittany Spaniel. I've noticed her chewing on her back feet and front ...
  A: Could be allergies or Could be baby fleas so tiny you can't see them. What are you using for fleas. ...
Whats the dog type?4/14/2014
  Q: Me and my friend found this dog and decieded to raise it until it had a babies. I want to know what ...
  A: Can you get me a picture with her looking at the camera, instead of the back of her head and also ...
Staffy pup 5 mths old-behaviour question3/29/2014
  Q: I have the most incredible 5 mth old blue English staffy. he is incredibly smart, loves dogs, ...
  A: Of course it is hard to tell without seeing the situation, but I am going to guess. I think, he is ...
Terrier suddenly snapping at people3/18/2014
  Q: I have a 15 month old female Westie terrier who in the last few months has suddenly started snapping ...
  A: Jenny, It sounds like your terrier is out of control and looking for you to become the boss. She is ...
Breeding3/17/2014
  Q: I have a 4 year old male(Bennie) , 5 year old female(Casey), 2 year old female (Katie), 1 year old ...
  A: Amanda, Does Casey seem interested? It could be that Jojo is the new girl on the block for Bennie. ...
Belly hernia3/5/2014
  Q: I have a possibly pregnant pekingese and I just noticed that her bubble on her belly is a hernia. I ...
  A: Kayla, Without being able to examine the hernia, I cannot tell you what type it is. I can tell you ...
Dog Breeding2/20/2014
  Q: I have a female Pekingese that I tried to breed on her 9th day into her heat cycle, she flagged a ...
  A: Kayla, Two things: If you counted correctly, nine days is two early. Eleven is better and the ...
Great Pyrenees2/16/2014
  Q: We adopted Great Pyrenees females as puppies from deplorable conditions one year and four months ...
  A: The best way to find out is to let the friend take her for quite a few weekends and let her "try ...
Grooming2/14/2014
  Q: My husky cross sheds a lot. I have a de-shedding comb/brush that is every effective. How do I know ...
  A: Wendy, Have you noticed any skin showing through the hair? If not, you are still okay. You should ...
Getting a New Puppy2/12/2014
  Q: I am considering getting an Australian Shepherd puppy, but I have a dog already and I'm worried he ...
  A: Getting the opposite sex is always the best choice. That is the best insurance for them to get ...
Female Dog2/5/2014
  Q: I have a female Pekingese that is not spayed and sometimes when she licks herself she starts doing ...
  A: Kayla, My experience has been that they do not like the taste of the urine. The males are attracted ...
Great Pyrenees1/28/2014
  Q: i just have a ques about great pyr, or dogs in general. we have great pyr puppy and its going to be ...
  A: Stmmfarm, They will breed with any dog. Your male may fight them off, but while he is fighting one ...
Food1/25/2014
  Q: My Wheaten doesn't like dog food so I mix it with cooked meat. Lately his stools are very lose. Is ...
  A: Are you giving him cooked chicken or beef? If chicken, change to hamburger meat, I find they digest ...
German Shepherd killed a cat1/5/2014
  Q: We have a German Shepherd. He's about 4 years old. He was a stray we adopted when he was about 1 ...
  A: I'm sorry that happened to you and the cat. Some dogs never get along with cats. I had a shepherd ...
Husky mom12/13/2013
  Q: My Husky is beginning labor early this morning we expected due date to be dec 15th so a few days ...
  A: How is she doing? Yes that is normal. She should have had a pup by now, if not she needs to go to ...
Dogs11/29/2013
  Q: My 80 year old brother lives rent free in my home in St. Louis, Mo. And allows two big dogs to poop ...
  A: Joann, You are absolutely right. The smell of uric acid (urine) can cause lung problems, asthma, ...
None11/6/2013
  Q: Yes I was an expert in Interspecies conflict, but then I got questions like what if the Sun bear is ...
  A: As a matter of fact, the alpha is not always the guard dog, it is, lots of times, the younger ones. ...
Adopting a dog10/18/2013
  Q: I have been thinking about adopting a dog from a rescue centre, i work from homes 5 days per week ...
  A: Emily, You didn't say if you would take the dog with you when you traveled. Many people do and ...
Help with new 6 months old Labrador/Husky10/13/2013
  Q: I have recently adopted a 6 months old Labrador / Husky mix. I am currently House training her in a ...
  A: This is a tough one for sure, but I have some suggestions, but it is not a fast fix, but worth the ...
Dog Stuff10/4/2013
  Q: I have three questions regarding dogs 1. We have a backyard on a third of an acre (including the ...
  A: Louis, I answered this and you never got it. Any dog would love a third of an acre. Boy or girl ...
Global dog breads9/20/2013
  Q: Greetings, I am writing a concept identifying global variations to a basic pattern and I was hoping ...
  A: Sorry Barry we don't really give out our personal e-mail addresses. I really don't know too much ...
Best dog breed for me.9/9/2013
  Q: 1.Me and my family are thinking to buy a dog for me but I am not able to decide which dog breed.Can ...
  A: Mukul, The absolute best choice that fulfills every request on your list is Boxer. They are ...
dog8/29/2013
  Q: I have a 1 year old Razor Edge American Bull dog and she had puppies 7 months ago and she still has ...
  A: Tammy, Several reasons She was bred too young and has a vitamin and mineral depletion. She has ...
Incessant Whining8/27/2013
  Q: I'm working on 9 straight hours of crying from my miniature Poodle. A lityle over a week ago my ...
  A: I am so sorry to hear about your husband. This is a bad time for you and I think, your little ...
tries to bark and bite8/6/2013
  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: If her nails are very long right now, take her to the vet have him put her out and cut them to the ...
breedingafterneutered8/1/2013
  Q: My male chihuahua was neutered,but is humping my female and they tied.Is he still able to breed her? ...
  A: Helen, It depends. How long ago was he neutered? If recently, he may still have what it takes to ...
House breaking multiple dogs7/27/2013
  Q: I have 4 small dogs, mama Chihuahua and 3 of her babies who are almost 2 yrs. old. I have always ...
  A: Although it is going to be hard, you must start over, completely. Here is an article I wrote ...
Chihuahua breeding7/19/2013
  Q: At what age should you stop breeding Chihuahuas? I have a 4 year old male and am thinking of ...
  A: Brianne, Most breeders can use a male for a long time, however, after 10 years of age you must get ...
chihuahua aggression7/16/2013
  Q: I have 2 chihuahuas, both 1 1/2yrs old and both adopted from the local shelter. My girl, Sophie is a ...
  A: This first place to get control over your dog is in your home. I would work on 'sit' 'stay' 'down' ...
dog7/13/2013
  Q: my 10 lb dog ate 50 mg of benadrly what do I do
  A: Pam, Do you have any all night vets you can call? You might need a shot of something to get it to ...
seperation anxity7/2/2013
  Q: we rescued a shin sue and lasopsa mix 2 yrs ago and we've tried many things but we can't get pollo ...
  A: Don, Sorry for delay, storms had Internet down here. Well it sounds like he is not getting the ...
English Bull Terrier - breeding.7/1/2013
  Q: i have a female and male English bull terrier pair, which are both around the 2-3 year old mark. My ...
  A: I haven't heard of too many false pregnancies doing that. I may be behind the times, but I have had ...
day 46 full mammary glands/milk6/27/2013
  Q: My dog is on day 46 and her mammary glands are just FULL of milk already. Can I put warm compresses ...
  A: Paula, You didn't say what kind of dog this is, but I have never had a dog with milk that early ...
My dog6/24/2013
  Q: she's pregnant and is due sometime this week. One of her teats is extremely swollen and red, a lot ...
  A: This is one of those times when I will tell you to take her to the vet ASAP as she could have an ...
Dog aggression after trauma6/19/2013
  Q: I don't know if anyone can help me, but it's worth asking. My dog suffered a traumatic experience ...
  A: Casey, I am so sorry this happened. It is going to take time for him to get over this. What you ...
problems with 2 chihuahua's and poop6/17/2013
  Q: I have a 3 year old male chihuahua who is pefectly able to tell us when he needs to go outside ...
  A: Shelly, How did you teach the male to tell you? Do the same with the female. If that doesn't work ...
my dog urinates in the house5/17/2013
  Q: . im stuck and i dont no what else to do.. Iv googled and asked so many people asnd no-one has an ...
  A: First of all I am willing to bet a portion of my life that you have somehow called the dog over to ...
lactation5/16/2013
  Q: My black lab is whelping as I write. Her teats are swollen, but they are not secreting anything. Is ...
  A: Kate, Try and squeeze the teat and see if anything comes out. Make sure they are soft, not hard. ...
Worried about my male and female dogs5/5/2013
  Q: I have mailed you earlier ... I have a male and female spitz ... Male is around 4 years old and ...
  A: Sujatha, I don't recall any writings about your male having one testicle, only about your female. ...
Question5/3/2013
  Q: Someone dumped a dog by our house, and I was wondering if you could tell me what breed it is. I'm ...
  A: What a beautiful dog...I would say she has some pit in her and maybe some American bulldog. She ...
My 2yr Havanese started going on our new rugs4/30/2013
  Q: I live in an apartment in NYC and my 2yr dog is trained to go both outside and on a wee wee pad. She ...
  A: Ilyssa, Oh dear. I wrote an article awhile ago on how dogs think about house breaking, but in ...
Regarding dog mating4/25/2013
  Q: My female dog came into heat today ( 25th April 2013 ) .. 1) Can you tell me on which days it is ...
  A: Most females fertile time is the thirteenth day of heat, counting today (the twentyfifth) as the ...
chewing4/24/2013
  Q: I have 18 month old Akita,I broke her crate down 2 months ago since than she's chewed the ...
  A: A couple of things: Submissive peeing will get better with more socialization and not making eye ...
Regarding obedience training3/30/2013
  Q: I own a female dog ( pomeranian spitz cross ).. She is two years and 8 months old... We keep her in ...
  A: It sounds to me like she is caged too much and thus she is becoming wild when she is let out. If ...
new puppy3/28/2013
  Q: I adopted a puppy from the humane society Wednesday. They said it is a bulldog/Lab mix. The puppy ...
  A: I see that the answer I sent you the other day didn't go out to you. I think your pup is more ...
Dog aggression3/5/2013
  Q: I have a 4 year old Shih Tzu which I have had since 8 weeks old. He was taken to puppy school and ...
  A: If you can, have a scan on his brain to see if he has a tumor. I have heard of dogs acting like ...
How long will a dog take to come back into heat once all puppies have died ?2/25/2013
  Q: My Pomeranian-spitz gave birth to 2 puppies 2 weeks back and unfortunately both did not make it... ...
  A: She should come into heat six months from her last heat, if she came into heat every six months. ...
stray mom pregnant2/23/2013
  Q: Stray neighborhood dog is pregnant. Not sure what to do as far as diet, fleas, birth and puppies. ...
  A: Get some advantage for her for fleas. You can buy one dose and it won't hurt her or the pups. Feed ...
about dog breeding.2/22/2013
  Q: i am thapasya from india.We have one male and one female boxer,they are 1 yr 11 months old.female ...
  A: He looks pretty mature to me...does he have both testicles? He looks a bit short legged, which ...
Excessive Shedding/Breed Indentification2/20/2013
  Q: I got a Hound puppy in September who is 8 months old now. His name is Camo and I just have a few ...
  A: I think your dog has some fox terrier or whippet in him. In which case he will shed continuously. ...
newfie grooming1/30/2013
  Q: Hey, I am soon going to be a newfie owner for my 1st time. I still am confused what are the best ...
  A: Joseph, I would listen to whatever the breeder tells you to use. Things like this are individual ...
Number of pups shown in Ultrasound and x-ray are different1/28/2013
  Q: my female dog ( spitz, the small variety ) comes into heat every 4 months…. We bred her during the ...
  A: Hopefully there is one pup exactly in back of the other pup and it is showing as one large one, but ...
Getting A Dog & Potty Trainning1/27/2013
  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: Sanjay, I can only answer one or two questions at a time. But I will interject that be careful ...
Dogs and how they think1/26/2013
  Q: My question is: does your dog "know" you can do stuff like turn lights on and off and drive a car? ...
  A: Yes, dogs learn quickly and if they see you do something several times, they realize you are the one ...
Doubts regarding dog pregnancy1/19/2013
  Q: I had mailed you last year that my female dog is not conceiving at all and had asked your advise ...
  A: 1) If I counted correctly, 63 days from Dec 3rd is Feb 3rd for delivery. 2) She should start ...
9-10 year old Pit bull is pregnant1/14/2013
  Q: I think my dog is pregnant she is 9-10 years old so I am concerned about her health she has gotten ...
  A: Willie, If it were my dog I would do one of two things: I would have her spayed if she is not too ...
3 dogs 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: Have you ever heard the saying "two's company, three's a crowd."? Well it seems to be true in some ...
English Springer Spanial1/3/2013
  Q: I have a 1 year old female Springer Spanial that I believe may be pregnant. She came into heat in ...
  A: Thirteen days from the first day that a female starts bleeding is her fertile time. So if she came ...
Toy poodle pooping in house12/31/2012
  Q: I got a toy poodle from a family that is one years old. When I let her out she does her business. ...
  A: This is the perfect example of people not understanding how a dog's mind works.. Obviously the ...
Chew Toys for Dogs12/28/2012
  Q: .. I've recently bought a 1 year and 10 months old Siberian Husky and is trying to get the things ...
  A: Looks like you have a good start there. There used to be a ball out that giggled when it rolled, my ...
Great dane gestation12/27/2012
  Q: At what point will we see a difference if our great Dane is pregnant?
  A: Four to six weeks should show a redness to her nipples and also a slight puffiness. Her vulva ...
Adopting a new puppy12/24/2012
  Q: I have a question about adopting a new female puppy. I currently have an 11yr old male dog and he ...
  A: If you don't have the pup yet, you have an ideal situation because you can let them meet and get ...
jack Russell12/21/2012
  Q: please help! I have a Jr and he very smart. I housebroke hIm in less than a week. The problem is I ...
  A: You didn't say how you are disabled so i will give you the standard answers and let you work it out, ...
housetraining12/13/2012
  Q: My dog is about 5 years old and I adopted her from a shelter over two years ago. She is about 17 ...
  A: You, Lady, have done a wonderful job so far. If you can teach her to go on command, you have most ...
Female in heat and what she needs when she becomes pregnant12/10/2012
  Q: I have a female Shiba Inu who is in heat right now, she is 8 months old. How long will she bleed and ...
  A: She will be in heat up to 28 days, I know of dogs who have bred on the 21 day and gotten pregnant. ...
mastiff pregnancy12/8/2012
  Q: I was under the assumption that my dog (american mastiff) should be welping any day now,she has been ...
  A: December 9 is 63 days. I don't like that you can't feel puppy movement, but that could also be a ...
train my puppy12/3/2012
  Q: my puppy is four months old and recently he has been chewing on my bathroom cabinet doors, how can i ...
  A: I start taking my pups outside when they are six weeks old. You can start right away to take your ...
rabies11/30/2012
  Q: Is it true that a rabid dog would die within the first 10 days after contracting Rabies or after ten ...
  A: Albie, If you have been bitten, you need to go to the doctor IMMEDIATELY! If the virus gets into ...
Small breed dogs going to the bathroom in house11/28/2012
  Q: I have two Chihuahua/mix dogs. One is about seven, the other around 4 or so. The oldest constantly ...
  A: It sounds like they weren't housebroken in each room. A dog needs to be housebroken in every room ...
Need suggestions for mating my female spitz11/22/2012
  Q: my name is Sujatha and I had mailed you 2 months back that my female miniature spitz did not ...
  A: If it were me, I would mate her with the proven stud only for this time. That way you will know if ...
mating siberian husky11/21/2012
  Q: . i just bought a female siberian husky which is already 1 year and 10 months old. a week after i ...
  A: Jeric, The fertile time for a female dog is usually 13 days into the heat cycle. Besides swelling ...
Eliminating inside11/8/2012
  Q: My roommate and I have had our puppy for about 5-6 months now. We've been trying to house train him ...
  A: Kala, The problem is that he is becoming the Alpha or boss of the house, because you have put him ...
vaginal swelling11/7/2012
  Q: i have a couple of rottwieler ma female comes on heat and i made her mate vd dog on 14 and the 15th ...
  A: First of all, a female dog is fertile on the 13th day, but I am hoping you miscounted because the ...
A Puppy for Christmas11/4/2012
  Q: Im Amy,15,So i have been bugging my mom and dad about a puppy for the last week, i don't know why i ...
  A: Amy, You have picked one of the hardest pups to house break and it isn't all their fault. Since ...
dog lunging10/30/2012
  Q: please can you help me, i have recently adopted a choc lab who is 4, have been working really had ...
  A: There are a few things to help you out. You must keep training with all of these. A great training ...
Defensive Rescue Dog10/1/2012
  Q: I'm hoping you can give us some advice on how to deal with our little rescue dog Mia. We have a 3 ...
  A: Sarah, When a dog is starved and has to fight for food, it is very hard to change things around. ...
Puppy Apparel9/29/2012
  Q: I live in Northern Ontario, Canada, and its beginning to become colder outside. I have a 3 month old ...
  A: Crystal, Hi, At 3 months, I personally feel a coat would be ok this year. If she had a pack around ...
Sibling Squabbles9/26/2012
  Q: We live in the far Canadian Arctic in a community of less than 1000. We have very limited resources ...
  A: This is a hard situation, and it will only get worse until you become the alfa of your "pack". ...
overweight daschund9/25/2012
  Q: I have a 10 yr old female daschund very overweight. I have had her for the last 5 years on a raw ...
  A: I think you need to take her to the vet and get a thyroid panel done on her. These things can be ...
Restless Nursing Dog9/24/2012
  Q: My Jack Russell just had pups last wed. She had 5 pups and it is her first litter. She and the pups ...
  A: Em, It would be a good idea to have a vet check her to make sure she doesn't have afterbirth or ...
Dog Behavior9/12/2012
  Q: My 6 month old Saint Bernard nips and pounces on us ONLY when he has to go outside and use the ...
  A: Laura, you are correct in how you are handling this so far. If you ignore him he may not tell you ...
My dogs feet9/11/2012
  Q: My dog is contsantly biting her paws. All four of them! They are starting to turn red and look like ...
  A: Yes a little worried. It could be one of the following: She got into a bed of insects and got ...
Mounting9/7/2012
  Q: I have a 6 year old Long Haired Chihuahua (Male). I just recently got a new Corgi Puppy (Now Five ...
  A: Hannah, A female can come into heat anytime from 4 months on. You might want to separate them or ...
My female dog is not conceiving at all9/3/2012
  Q: I have 2 dogs, a male German Spitz and a female miniature spitz .... My male is 4 years old & is a ...
  A: I need a little more information. What day did she go into heat and what day after that did you ...
dog reproduction9/1/2012
  Q: My dog is in heat and we were going to take her to the stud dog tomorrow. Her discharge was red, ...
  A: Missy, I can't tell that way. If you count the first day she started to bleed, then go eleven days, ...
Chow/ lab mix8/30/2012
  Q: Just adopted maxi from down in north Carolina, she is being transported here and will arrive ...
  A: Crate training is great if you can let the pup out every three to four hours at 14 weeks. If you ...
getting a 2nd dog8/29/2012
  Q: My 9 yr old coton de Tulear (14lbs) and I recently lost our beloved female standard poodle. My ...
  A: Hi, I would get a spayed female for him. You can go to another poodle, of course, or something ...
Poopin when we leave.8/20/2012
  Q: Hanna is a 1& 1/2 year old yorkie. She is house broken and tells us when she has to go out. The ...
  A: I have a dog that does the same thing. It is when she gets anxious that this happens. Here is what ...
Jack Russell puppy8/19/2012
  Q: Have just taken on a 5 month old jack Russell bitch . Had to be rehomed by original owner as their ...
  A: don't you wish you could be in their brains sometime. Well I want to tell you about my little fox ...
female dog mounting crate pillow8/8/2012
  Q: My 3 yr old, female, spayed schoodle has been "humping" her crate cushion for about two months. She ...
  A: I believe your dog has learned this from other dogs she is with. I believe some of this is ...
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Puppy Growling!8/4/2012
  Q: Please could you tell us if this is a sign he is aggressive and things will only get worse or if its ...
  A: At 10 weeks he is doing to you what he learned in the litter. He is treating you like another ...
Pregnant Dog8/3/2012
  Q: I have a dog who will be a year old as of August 28th. She is a small size Pit Bull Terrier that ...
  A: Would you believe I answered this and it didn't go through? oy.... It is young for her to have ...
2 1/2 yr old german shepherd peeing while walking through the house8/2/2012
  Q: My dog Ben will walk through the house and just pees. He seems to do so without thinking anything ...
  A: Try a different vet, If he is peeing without even being conscious of it, there is something wrong. ...
My dog had 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: I am sorry your dog is suffering with this. It is so emotionally painful for the owner as well as ...
scared pitbull and a dead cat.7/27/2012
  Q: I have a 5yr old American pitbull unspayed that I rescued from an abusive home a month and a half ...
  A: yes you should have seen this coming. Let me give you a scenario: If someone poked at you with a ...
border collie breeding7/25/2012
  Q: My dog Rosie is 1 1/2 years old and she is going on her third heat cycle. My family and I were ...
  A: Kayla, It sounds like a perfect time for breeding. Read up on all the danger signals when she is ...
Shiba Inu Neutering7/24/2012
  Q: I have a 4 year old Shiba Inu that has not been neutered. He continues to mark all of the time and ...
  A: I have seen it go both ways, but more so I have seen it calm them down a bit. At four years old he ...
Shar Pei X Cattle Dog7/15/2012
  Q: I have a Shar Pei x Cattle dog, she is 5 months old and is booked in to be desexed in a months ...
  A: Samantha, A female can come into heat anywhere from four months to two years. I find that the ...
9 month Old Yorkie with such Alpha problem SO bad hes biting me, his owner...getting worse with time. ;(7/5/2012
  Q: I got a male Yorkie pup in December. I had another for 17 years that was such a perfect behavior ...
  A: Since you have tried training etc. I won't go through that again, but when he bites you in the ...
long gestation and xray7/3/2012
  Q: I am going to try to be detailed, but short. I consider myself educated in breeding and whelping ...
  A: Traci, in future you could save yourself a lot of grief by breeding the eleventh and the thirteenth ...
I need help to determine the length of my pups coat6/26/2012
  Q: He came from a smooth coat Mom and a long coat dad.... I've done some research and my pup signs are ...
  A: I am sorry, but on a mix, there is no way to tell if he will have long or short hair at his age. He ...
Interbreeding and Parvo.6/22/2012
  Q: My question is if it is 'normal' for dogs to interbreed? I have a daschund mix female. I also have a ...
  A: Sherry The pups could be from both fathers the son and the mixed male. Yes, the puppies are very ...
7 y/o female Havanese w/ potty problems...6/20/2012
  Q: My husband and I have a 7 year-old female Havanese; we've had her since she was weaned from her ...
  A: First things first, Take her to the vet and see if she has a urinary tract infection. It will make ...
Washing/ Flea Poop6/19/2012
  Q: My Yorkie is getting fleas alot even if we wash her constantly. Do you have any washing tips?
  A: Washing will not do the job. There are many flea repellents out there that are wonderful. ...
A new playmate for our dog?6/17/2012
  Q: We recently lost one of our dogs to cancer : ( our other dog, Bentley, is 8 years old and he was ...
  A: I am sorry you lost your friend and Bently's friend. I would get in touch with the West Highland ...
Jack Russell/Rat Terrier is acting out6/7/2012
  Q: My boyfriend has a Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Mix and he is about 7 years old. My boyfriend has had ...
  A: It sounds like he is trying to be the dominant one. Also, he is trying to reclaim the house as his. ...
barking issue with rat terrier mix6/6/2012
  Q: I have a 4yr old rat terrier/min pin mix female (Marley May) that is sprayed. In the last year her ...
  A: I hope you have somewhere that she can go to the bathroom during that 10 hours. Can you imagine if ...
Anxiety in Dog6/5/2012
  Q: I recently adopted two rescue pups. They had been living with their mother, and had reached the ...
  A: Joy, A couple of times in extreme cases like this where there is a time limit, I have been ...
pregnancy in senior dogs6/4/2012
  Q: I have a pitbull that is about 9-10 years old. During the last few days of her heat she got "stuck" ...
  A: First off 9 years old is too old for a dog to have puppies, so be prepared for a vet visit if she ...
My very overly protective puppy6/2/2012
  Q: I adopted a four year old Corgi/German Shepherd Mix (I think that is what she is..) from the shelter ...
  A: the answer is really simple, but may not be easy to find. You are going to have to teach her to ...
Jack Russell training as started peeing on carpet5/31/2012
  Q: I have a Jack Russell girl that is about 9 months old now and toilet trained and everything has been ...
  A: How many times a day can she go out to go to the bathroom? Maybe she has been asking and you are ...
My 8 months old dog poo/pee issues5/19/2012
  Q: My 8 months old westie only poo and pee at the right place when we are around the apartment. once ...
  A: 1) There is nothing wrong with your dog except that he was not housebroken in each room. He thinks ...
excessive barking5/18/2012
  Q: Im hoping to seek your advice on what to do with my 1.5 year old, female, black lab/pit mix. There ...
  A: Brianna, It sounds like she is the boss. Does she have a bed? If so teach her to go lie down in ...
external anal polyps5/14/2012
  Q: I have a 15 yr old cocker spaniel in the last 4 yrs her external anal polyps have grown to be about ...
  A: Bernie, She may be skooting because the polyps are bothering her, but I tend to think her anal ...
Housebreaking5/12/2012
  Q: i am getting a 6 month old female yorkie who is being kept outside right now, she only weighs ...
  A: Jolene, Make sure you crate train the yorkie. There is a chance that the chi will start going in ...
Female in heat, male depressed5/10/2012
  Q: my female dog has been in heat for the past two weeks. I saperated them the first day she started ...
  A: Nihal, This obviously didn't go through the other day when I wrote to you. I breed dogs, too. He ...
Puppy/behavior potential problem need some suggestions on possible solution,5/9/2012
  Q: My name is Chris. I have a almost 8 week old pitbull puppy that I have hand raised since she was ...
  A: I believe she is looking at you as both mom and litter mate. She would cry if her own mother or ...
Schnauzer behavior5/6/2012
  Q: We rescued a male schnauzer from the streets when he was about 7/8 weeks old. He is now 10 months ...
  A: I raised schnauzers for years, but never had a barking or digging problem. My dogs got a lot of ...
what breed for 2nd dog?5/2/2012
  Q: My husband and I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is approximately 5 1/2 months old. He is a ...
  A: Aussie's are wonderful dogs, but need a purpose and they need to work. He/she may just herd your ...
Blood and vometing4/28/2012
  Q: I have a chihuahua, who is about seven y.o. The problem she has sometimes is vomiting some bright ...
  A: Most dogs will go out and eat grass if they have a queasy stomach. I have six dogs and they all ...
Night Anxieties4/27/2012
  Q: Please can you offer assistance? I have recently (6 weeks) ago adopted a 10mth old Greyhound x ...
  A: it sounds to me like she has an upset stomach. It is either from getting in the garbage or ...
Nipping at strangers4/23/2012
  Q: I have a foster dog who just messed up his adoption 'interview' because he got a little bit mouthy. ...
  A: Ann, When he nips what have you been doing to correct this? If you are ignoring it or just telling ...
Yeadt infection in one paw4/22/2012
  Q: First off I would like to thank you for any help you can give me. My dog was just put on antibiotics ...
  A: I would temporarily put him on pro plan salmon for sensitive stomach and skin. I would add to that, ...
Pregnant Yorkie4/10/2012
  Q: My precious three year old yorkie is pregnant. This is our first pregnancy in our home. Here is my ...
  A: Linda, good question and one I haven't thought about before. Does she ever fall down them? If so, ...
dog training3/31/2012
  Q: My yorkie dog nips me all time, so bad i lock him up,then i feel bad,what can i do,he bites hard.
  A: Maria, You didn't say how old he is. If he is a puppy: Tell him NO! very loud and cross your arms ...
Lily Mae is very swollen &a little o I do?3/23/2012
  Q: my 7month old pomeranian, I believe, has gone into her first heat. I do plan to spay her, but I ...
  A: Her swelling should be down in a few days there is nothing for that swelling. These are the best, ...
naughty jack russel/fox terrier3/22/2012
  Q: I have a 5 month old male jack russel/fox terrier. He jumps on the cars bonnet for some reason. How ...
  A: First he needs more exercise and distraction. He is doing some of these things from boredom. Keep a ...
ugh....dog3/19/2012
  Q: i have a lab-greyhoung mix. he is horrible! he acts like hes never seen the world! today i went to ...
  A: You have to make sure he is on a leash at all times in the beginning training. You didn't mention ...
itchy paws3/17/2012
  Q: my dog had red swollen itchy paws. i have tired shampoos and keeping her clean. thats not working. i ...
  A: Whitney Since this is the only place she is itchy, I would tend to think it was something she is ...
prednisone and canine lymphoa3/16/2012
  Q: Our female boxer, Annie, was diagnosed with gastrointestinal Lymphoma. The vet, who we trust and how ...
  A: Call your vet immediately and tell him she has not improved; he may tell you it needs more time. ...
adopting a puppy3/12/2012
  Q: I am beginning to research what kind of breed, or more likely, mixed breed dog would be best for me ...
  A: I would probably recommend the following dogs for you: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (get a good ...
Pomeranian breeding color results3/7/2012
  Q: I have a male black and white part Pomeranian and am planning to get a white/cream female in the ...
  A: You might. The solid colors are more dominant than the party colors. It depends what gene is ...
Good family dog?3/4/2012
  Q: If i raised this puppy with my cat will they get along or is my cat in danger with this type of dog ...
  A: How old is this puppy? Husky's are not known to have the best temperament with cats, but the border ...
buying a family dog for young children3/3/2012
  Q: we are currently looking to purchase a puppy to add to our family (no other animals in our house). ...
  A: The best dog I know with children is a boxer. They are in tune with them. However, saying that I ...
Personality Change2/29/2012
  Q: My daughter and I went on holidays for 2 weeks, we thought we were doing the right thing by getting ...
  A: Some dogs do not do well when their owner leaves them or boards them. They get very disoriented. I ...
potty training2/23/2012
  Q: how do i potty train my husky puppy
  A: POTTY TRAINING Depending how old your pup is determines how to potty train your dog. If he is 8 ...
Stop my 1 year old silk terrier from pooping in the house2/19/2012
  Q: My husband and I adopted a 1 yr old male silk terrier from a shelter. He is a very good dog he is ...
  A: I need to know when you feed him for one thing; that would help a lot. For now, when you are home, ...
border collie stray2/13/2012
  Q: I have a female border collie that was a stray. I took her into my home Sept. 2011. She has been to ...
  A: Some vets put a little tattoo on the dogs belly to signify spaying. If you don't see that then wait ...
Dog breeding2/12/2012
  Q: I have a male German Spitz & a female miniature spitz .... He is tall with a long nose .. She is ...
  A: Some miniatures of all the breeds come into heat 3 times a year. Breeding once a year is the ...
hi2/9/2012
  Q: i live in the UK, in three weeks time my new young staff is cuming away from its mother and cumin ...
  A: There are a lot of puppy foods out on the market. First find out what the breeder is feeding and ...
dominance behavior2/6/2012
  Q: I have a 2 year old female chocolate lab. we adopted her when she was 15 months old, so we know ...
  A: Denise, It seems to me she was an outside dog and never really got walked much. How is she with ...
my puppy is sick and vomitting clear fluid2/3/2012
  Q: my puppy is sick..he may have eatten some coco puff ceral and milk....les then a cup....he also ...
  A: The vet is the best thing in a case like this. If there is no vet give him a tablespoon of mineral ...
Pomeranian digging in beds and clothes1/27/2012
  Q: I have a Pomeranian who loves to dig in his Dog beds, but he`ll also dig up the blankets on my bed- ...
  A: Some dogs seem to have more instincts than others. Some smaller animals (like dogs and fox) dig in ...
my dog1/21/2012
  Q: Is it right for a dog to start going bald after after having pups?
  A: Samantha, Yes, most bitches blow their coat after having puppies. If she is losing a lot of hair, ...
Dashcund exercise pattern1/17/2012
  Q: I have a 3 years old daschund whom i walk 2 hours ie. 1 hr in the morning and 1 hr in the evening ...
  A: The more exercise, the better as it builds muscle which supports the skeleton. This takes stress ...
Puppy1/11/2012
  Q: If you have a male puppy neutered, will he still lift his leg and mark as he gets older? Also, I ...
  A: Jo, I have seen it go both ways. I had one that raised his leg and others that didn't. It depends ...
My puppie got a concussion1/10/2012
  Q: I have a 9 week chihuahua. Earlier today u think he got a concussion im not sure if it was that. he ...
  A: Eve, It sounds more like he got a convulsion. Get him to the vet so they can see why he had that, ...
my dogs bleeding slighty from his penis1/5/2012
  Q: theres no blood in his urine and he does'nt appear to be in any discomfort. ive examined his penis ...
  A: I had this happen with a dog of mine. You need to get him to the vet and get a urine sample to test ...
dog breeding bedding/pens1/2/2012
  Q: I plan on breeding my Goldendoodle soon. I have been looking at pens for containing the puppies. Do ...
  A: Darlene, Hi, for a whelping box, I find that a baby pool (hard plastic) works pretty well, if the ...
Dog breeds1/1/2012
  Q: I was curious:- since dog breeds vary so considerably in terms of size, shapes of faces, smell(?) ...
  A: OK Geoff, I will try to answer this for the fourth time, lol can you believe that 2 and 3 were lost ...
breeding12/26/2011
  Q: I have 3 dogs, 2 males and 1 female the famale just had puppies about 3 weeks ago she dosent mind my ...
  A: Tori, It could go either way, but I am inclined to think that when her hormones calm down, she will. ...
Beagle with behavioral issues12/16/2011
  Q: Nancy, My now husband and I moved in together about a year ago. I brought two young cats with me and ...
  A: This is a hard one to change, you will have to be very consistent. First though, how many times is ...
shep/lab mix puppies11/27/2011
  Q: I am confused and curious. Our shep/lab mix of 13 years just passed away. We are so lost without ...
  A: Have you tried the Shepherd Rescues? Try to do that on google. Also there is a site called pet ...
i have a pregnant pitbull11/25/2011
  Q: I have a pregnant pitbull who is a little over a year old. It was her first heat and her first and ...
  A: She should be due Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Her temp should drop to about 98 or lower. She should ...
11 month old female pitbull11/22/2011
  Q: I have an 11 month old female red nose pitbull, she went into her first heat about the last week of ...
  A: The 13th day of the heat cycle is the fertile day. She can also be fertile as much as two days ...
saint bernard training11/20/2011
  Q: respected advisor i have a saint bernard of 6 month age that is very very silent i have hardly heard ...
  A: Dr. Harshal, A Saint Bernard is a rescue dog, but he will become more protective at ages between 2 ...
Breed Identification11/17/2011
  Q: We recently adopted a really sweet dog from the Humane Society. She was a stray, so we don’t know ...
  A: Alan, Since she is from a rescue of sorts, I would imagine she is a mix, but she looks a lot like ...
dog pregnancy11/9/2011
  Q: My siberian husky is about in her 8th week of pregnancy. Yesterday, 11/7 at 1030pm her temperature ...
  A: It is usually 62 to 63 days for gestation. 98.4 is very low, although I have seen them go down to ...
31/2 year old shih tzu11/5/2011
  Q: I purchased Mya from a breeder in 2008. 1st owner, our family is all she knows. She was ...
  A: I have found the best thing to do, is first make sure she doesn't have a urinary track infection ...
Is it time to say goodbye11/4/2011
  Q: My much loved Keeshond is over 12 years of age and has several health issues - liver disease, ...
  A: I went through this same thing about two months ago with my 15 and a half year old. Try and notice ...
Pure bred Pom, or not?11/1/2011
  Q: I have a Pomeranian who`s a rescue Dog from Kuwait, her Kuwaity papers had said that she`s a Pure ...
  A: ABSOLUTELY FULL BRED POMERANIAN About 40 years ago, the pom was 15 to 18 lbs. They kept taking ...
Sizes of Dachshunds10/25/2011
  Q: I have two nearly 7 month old dachshund litter mates. They are very happy active little pups. ...
  A: Yes and Yes MJ. when they want a smaller version of a breed, they take the smallest in the litter ...
My Jack Russell Terrier10/19/2011
  Q: This is my first dog ever and I did not do any research on him! Until recently I did my research and ...
  A: Diane, I can tell you what to do, but it sounds like you "let" this happen because (as you say) you ...
my dog chwey is sick10/18/2011
  Q: my dog chwey is not eating and has no energy to play anymore. and he is foaming out of the mouth. ...
  A: Kayla, If he hasn't had his shots, it could be anything from distemper, rabies to parvo. If he has ...
Puppies10/15/2011
  Q: why might the mother not respond to her puppies unless she can see them?
  A: Deirdre, Hi, I need a bit more information. How old are the pups, how old is the mom, I'm sure ...
hernia10/12/2011
  Q: i have a 9 week old shih tzu that has a small umbilical hernia that i can push in. i do this each ...
  A: Terri, Surgery is the only way to fix it. Yes she can be bred, it may be hereditary or it could be ...
2 female dog fights10/11/2011
  Q: I have one bull dog/ lab mix dog, named Laci, that is around 6 years old and a shih zu/poodle mix, ...
  A: It seems that you are not the alpha over Laci. Bulldogs tend to be aggressive with other dogs ...
Timid, frightened Parson s russell terrier10/10/2011
  Q: Eighteen month old Russell Terrier male been with us from a young nine week old he settled well in ...
  A: Each time you have been saying "good boy" etc when he is upset, you have been praising that ...
Planning to get / buy Puppy.10/4/2011
  Q: We are planning to get / buy a Puppy in our house. Would like to get inputs from your side ...
  A: I will answer what i can then ask some questions of you. I am personally in favor of Doberman, I ...
7 month old shih tzu snaps when I take paper away10/1/2011
  Q: What should I do when my 7 month old male shih tzu puppy snaps at me when I try to take paper away ...
  A: I will give you suggestions that start at easy and go harsher. I don't know how much is aggression, ...
Fighting/Peeing indoors9/28/2011
  Q: My family and I adopted a yellow lab, Saddie, she just turned 1 years old. We also have a 3 year old ...
  A: It sounds like she is both jealous and undisciplined. You will have to take the leadership ...
9 year old dog9/27/2011
  Q: Is it ok to train a 9 year old chihuahua to stay.
  A: Yes, it is imperative that all dogs be taught to stay and to come. It is actually a safety issue. ...
Dogs fighting9/26/2011
  Q: I have a blue nose pit 4 yrs,and a Russian shepherd 2 yrs,both spade females. Every 3 to 4 months ...
  A: Sharon, You need to be the alpha of these two dogs. They cannot take a drink of water without ...
Chihua afraid of dobermans9/25/2011
  Q: I recently took my chihuahua to the park where we encountered two well behaved dobermans. My boy ...
  A: Pati, Yes, dogs read body language. Two things here: The Dobermans may have come from the same ...
dog behavior9/24/2011
  Q: I have a 2 year old boxer stud named Rufus. He is very playful and gets along well with my other 4 ...
  A: Carol, Yes, it had everything to do with it. He had a male dog mount him, which is a show of ...
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: If you have had him to the vet and it isn't mange, ringworm, or bacterial, I would say it is a ...
Dog needs friend?9/14/2011
  Q: I have a 2 yr. old Boston Terrier that I truly adore. When I am at my sister's house with her ...
  A: If you want to get another dog, make sure you get a female. Terriers are very competitive and two ...
My Blue Heeler pup9/8/2011
  Q: I recently got a 15 week old female blue heeler pup. From the second day she has been extremely ...
  A: This is an easy fix that I have done many times. Take her to a puppy class. Your wife and ...
Rickets to 7 month old pug9/5/2011
  Q: Namaskar Madame, My pet Alex PUG & months old has sown symptoms of rickets. i have ...
  A: Rickets is caused by a lack of calcium and vitamin d in the diet. Start giving him a calcium ...
Adopted pregnant dog..9/3/2011
  Q: On 8/22 I adopted a year old yorkie.. they didn't seem to have much of a clue about her as a whole.. ...
  A: Since you don't know the exact breeding date, I would worry. Take her for a ride in the car for ...
Dog in heat9/1/2011
  Q: I am buying a 2 year old mini Dachshund. She had a litter of puppies in May (3 months ago). I want ...
  A: Noreen, Not all dogs have the same heat cycle. Some come in every 4 to 6 months and some every 8- ...
new home new dog8/30/2011
  Q: ok so my dad and I are hoping to get a new house soon. My dad says I can get a dog if I would like. ...
  A: I think you should get a male shepherd. I think they make better pets than the females who tend to ...
BLOODHOUND PUP8/29/2011
  Q: I HAVE A 8 WK OLD BLOODHOUND ( MALE ) WHEN HE IS PLAYING HE WANT TO BITE AND HE WILL NOT LISTEN TO ...
  A: Cindy, It sounds to me like he is adjusting to you. He is a little scared and so he is a bit ...
what type of dog should i buy?8/24/2011
  Q: i have a family so need to suit with family,care of us,secure us from anybody, and my house is small ...
  A: Rahul, The following breeds are protective and smart: Doberman Rottwieler Great Dane Airedale (needs ...
dog compatibility8/21/2011
  Q: My husband wants a Jack Russell, I want a Westie. We are thinking of getting both. Are they ...
  A: Get the Westie first, then get the JR about 2 to 3 months later. Get a male and a female, I would ...
neutered male8/19/2011
  Q: I have a neutered lab/staff cross (neutered about 4 years ago) who is 12.5 yrs of age. I also have a ...
  A: Several possibilities, It is possible something was missed and there was a testicle up in the ...
getting a new dog8/13/2011
  Q: i live in a small apartment in the city i have always been a dog person so now i'm thinking about ...
  A: Foud, you have answered your own question, you didn't have time to do what you needed to do. How ...
Questions re breeds8/4/2011
  Q: I am looking for a breed that has the following qualities, some of which may be contradictory to ...
  A: Yes Border Collies are very intelligent. Wolf Hybrids seem to be smarter, but not as intelligent as ...
itching and thin hair on a yorkie7/30/2011
  Q: I have a 7 month old female Yorkie and she itches and bites herself way too much. She has patches of ...
  A: Terriers need a very high fat diet and absolutely NO NO NO fleas. Put her on Comfortis and give ...
rat terrier pooping problem7/25/2011
  Q: my q. is similar to this one, my rat terrier always went as soon as i let her out, now she wont go ...
  A: No, your pup is not having the same problem. It wound up her dog was eating his toys and was getting ...
puppy hunting and eating7/19/2011
  Q: she is my first dog from a puppy. she has a lovely nature and is already my best friend.she is fed 3 ...
  A: Michelle, hi, Put her on some Pet tabs with MINERALS. The minerals are important... Hopefully ...
milk supply7/16/2011
  Q: my chihuahua had her pups 8 days early so had to supplement thier freeding they are now two weeks ...
  A: The pituitary gland is what gives milk flow. It is a touchy gland and many things set it to go one ...
Heat cycles in older dogs7/14/2011
  Q: Will a female's ability to have a "heat" cycle end (at what age)?
  A: Rolanda, This is the first time anyone has asked me this question and I have to admit I never ...
Dog Sleeping in Litter Box7/12/2011
  Q: We have a five month yorkie/jack russell mix which has been house broken for about a month and a ...
  A: There is a short solution and a long one. The short one is just about immediate the long one will ...
Rash on genitals7/9/2011
  Q: I have a 4mo female pitbull and I noticed today that she has what appear to be blisters on her ...
  A: This is a hard question to answer since any kind of descriptions are subjective. So let me give you ...
Dogs7/8/2011
  Q: I have two 2 year old shiatsus sisters. One is obviously dominate, however, the others confidence is ...
  A: The reason they are doing that is because they are dominating you. If you don't take charge that ...
Training7/4/2011
  Q:  I'm feeling a bit desperate and am hoping you have some thoughts on our situation.  We just got an ...
  A: Jen, I hate that you are having this anxiety problem. This is not a quick fix, and it may take ...
My dog6/30/2011
  Q: I have a rescue mongrel dog Polly (a little bit like a cocker spaniel) who is around 10 years old. ...
  A: Ruth, couple of things: If she is drinking more this could be a sign of kidney or bladder ...
A new dog or not?6/23/2011
  Q: I have a Scottish Terrier and a Chihuahua X Yorkie X jackrussell and I'm planning on getting a ...
  A: Molly, My personal opinion would be that the Chihuahua would bait the husky and wind up either dead ...
Jack Russell/Incontinence6/21/2011
  Q: I have a 5 month old female Jack Russell (Sadie) who constantly urinates when spoken to, played with ...
  A: This is something you cannot control.. What must be done is to build her confidence. When she pees, ...
Potty training and dry skin in ears6/19/2011
  Q: I have two questions for you. We have two Pekingese one will be 12 (we have had him about 6 ...
  A: Laminate flooring will be ruined if they urinate in the house, it will not be ruined from poop. ...
My Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Harley~skin!6/16/2011
  Q: I adopted Harley 6 years ago along with his mom Tryxie who is a Rat Terrier/Chiuaua mix. Harley ...
  A: It sounds like you are having the problem with vets and low fat diets. Terriers need high fat ...
Yorkie won't eat after being sick6/13/2011
  Q: How can I get my Yorkie to eat after being very sick and is no getting stronger? Jane Ronca
  A: Jane, There is stuff at the pet store called nutra vitamin or it sounds like that, it is in the ...
rottweiler.6/10/2011
  Q: i have a year old rottweiler whom i got from my friend a few months back...he was a strong puller ...
  A: Karthik, It sounds like this is just over food so far, if you don't get a handle on this now, it ...
my dog's behavior6/6/2011
  Q: i have a 3 month old German Shepherd, which i bought a week ago. since i got him, he has been ...
  A: This is normal for a Shepherd, They are extremely timid sometimes, BUT make sure he is feeling ...
Bichon Ball Obsession5/29/2011
  Q: I have a 4 year old Bichon. We got Bo when he was about 6 weeks old. He tends to obsess with ...
  A: What happens when you pick the ball/Frisbee up and put it away where he cant see it? And, if you do ...
Female in heat and has diahhrea5/27/2011
  Q: my 4 yr.old yorkie is in heat and has had diarrhea but hasn't lost her appetite or wantto go ...
  A: Yes she could have eaten something or she could have taken a drink of water from a puddle that was ...
Boxer whelping5/24/2011
  Q: My sadie who is a boxer is 62 days pregnant, and her rectal temp is 98.6. She has been sleeping ...
  A: Yes she is definitely in labor, don't let her go anymore than 15 hours without having her vet ...
Puppy Training, biting, aggression? Or being a puppy?5/21/2011
  Q: We bought, from a reputable breeder, an 8 week old half Wheaten Terrier and half Cavalier St ...
  A: Lisa, Welcome to the world of terriers! Everything you see is the Wheaten side. He also sounds ...
greyhound5/19/2011
  Q: My sister owns a young, healthy greyhound. I was wondering if this dog is fast enough to beat ...
  A: John, I answered this two times already, There must be something wrong with the system. Greyhounds ...
Dog Nip Help5/17/2011
  Q: I have a ten year old Chihuahua, and I've had her since she was 8 weeks old. She has never bitten ...
  A: I answered this question earlier and it went somewhere into cyberspace lol Todd, This is a ...
staffy pregnancy5/14/2011
  Q: i have 2 staffordshire bullterriers, the male is 18 months and the female is just 8 months but the ...
  A: Usually we all wait until the second heat. She will probably come into heat soon, now, and then ...
Delayed German Shepherd Heat5/13/2011
  Q: I have a German shepherd female who is 14 months old very healthy short hair,very hyper and feeds on ...
  A: There are two things you can do: One is to bring her around other female dogs that are in heat. Do ...
dog labour5/11/2011
  Q: 8 for 2 days now and this morning her temp has dropped to 37.3 is this a sign? she has done some ...
  A: Coral, Check her vulva again, if there is ANY kind of discharge, get her to the vet immediately. ...
Mini Dachshund Barks when I'm not home.5/10/2011
  Q: So my little baby Patrick, hates being left alone. I've read lots of people saying their dog chews ...
  A: I need some more info to help you..... How old is Patrick Is he being left in a crate Is he ...
post grooming5/8/2011
  Q: My 1 yr old Jack-a-poo is an excepionally good dog very smart obiedient and all around sweet dog has ...
  A: We usually start grooming our dogs at 9 weeks so they get used to it.. Since your dog was a one year ...
2 dashund siblings5/2/2011
  Q: I recently got two male sibling dashunds pups to raise together,everyone tells me I need to keep ...
  A: Teresa, No problem keeping them together while they are young. Get them neutered by 4 months to ...
Dog chews4/23/2011
  Q: I have heard that rawhide chews can be a problem for all dogs...so recently I purchase PetPride ...
  A: Bianca, Rule of thumb is: Never leave a dog that has a chew toy or a bone. If you go out, pick up ...
Choosing A Dog4/13/2011
  Q: I am looking for a dog for my 14 year old son, as he needs a "boys dog" to spend time with. I have ...
  A: Boxers are in the number one position as far as dogs for children (for me anyway). They are ...
Dog afraid of grass4/12/2011
  Q: We adopted a 7 year old black labrador and she is afraid to walk on grass. Her previous owners kept ...
  A: Barbara, I wrote you a three page letter on how to help and it said it went through and now it is ...
why my dog soils bed4/9/2011
  Q: her first 2 nights with us she wet her bed but we put that down to her being nervous and she stopped ...
  A: Dogs that come from places that have a lot of other animals suffer form different things. First i ...
Re traing a 3 year old to go to the bathroom4/8/2011
  Q: I have an almost 3 year old dog that was crate and leash trained in the house and would go in the ...
  A: I hope I have this right... He is crate trained and you would let him go out in the back yard ...
Rat Terrier Poop problems4/1/2011
  Q: I hope you can answer my question My rat terrier which was adopted from a shelter is having a ...
  A: Sandra, Hi, I am pretty sure this will help you. Give him a half teaspoon (to start) of mineral ...
One ear up3/27/2011
  Q: I have an 11 week old female Pugalier - over the last day or two her left ear is standing half way ...
  A: Louise, Yes ears are strange things. Ears that are supposed to be down sometimes go up; ears that ...
rhodesian ridgeback; estrus question3/24/2011
  Q: our rhodesian ridgeback puppy bitch turned one on January 5th, 2011... she went through her 1st ...
  A: sam, I don't mean to frighten you, but I want you to immediately pull her vulva open and see if ...
CONFIDENCE ISSUES?3/21/2011
  Q: I have a 3yr old pit that is dog aggressive. This only came to be after my dog was attacked. It was ...
  A: Dianna, Most dogs become more aggressive after age two. So this may have already been something ...
Black Lab/Chow Mix 10 years old3/15/2011
  Q: I adopted him when he was 3 years old from the Humane Society and he is now 1 years old. He use to ...
  A: He doesn't like to go out as much because he is getting older. Walks would be great with a little ...
dod on heat3/14/2011
  Q: My dog is about 10 months of ages her vulva is really huge and she is continually cleaning it, does ...
  A: Well it could be that she is in heat, but it if you don't see any blood, it could be a urinary track ...
What dog is right for me.3/13/2011
  Q: First of all, I would like to thank you for this free service. Nowadays it is hard to find people ...
  A: Pyrenees don't start to get protective until they are around 2 years old and sometimes 3. Border ...
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: Henry You can do one of two things: a flea and tick collar which usually last 3 months or get the ...
Personality change in my 5 yr old dog2/26/2011
  Q: I have a 5 year-old shiba inu who (apart from early puppyhood), has always been very obedient and ...
  A: It could really be any number of problems, but let's start with the two simplest and go from there. ...
Tethering for training2/24/2011
  Q: We have a 1 year old Terrier, and he is fearful due to lack of socialization. I have been checking ...
  A: I actually had the same problem with a terrier of mine. My dog had gotten to the point that she ...
Possibly seperation anxiety2/21/2011
  Q: I got my dog from the humane society about 7 months ago. He is mostly Rat terrier, but possibly has ...
  A: Carissa, Yes, I believe you could be right, it could be separation anxiety or it could be a learned ...
jumping puppy2/19/2011
  Q: Our 8mth border collie puppy is continually jumping up on anyone who goes near her. We put our hand ...
  A: roslyn, I am not sure of what is going on here. I don't think you are giving a bone to an 8 month ...
Dog's original jobs2/16/2011
  Q: I'm currently researching for a book on dogs. While watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, ...
  A: Absolutely and it is still being done. The Earth dog trials for terriers is training for what they ...
skin problems2/6/2011
  Q: My shiz shu is 13 yrs old. He is in pretty good health. He has little pimple like bumps on his back. ...
  A: Rhonda, You can try Gold Bond medicated powder or Ammens medicated powder. Or cortisone cream that ...
dog2/5/2011
  Q: When I get my monthly periods my dog seems to jump on me, what can I do so that problem can stop? I ...
  A: Jennifer You might change your pads to a deodorant type of pad, as a start. Put a leash and a prong ...
dragging hind legs2/4/2011
  Q: Whenever my dog sees me or is estatically happy she drsgs her hind legs across my carpet. Shes not ...
  A: This is an easy fix, but not a quick fix. Repetition is what is needed here. Keep some treats with ...
Housebreaking a Boston Terrier1/29/2011
  Q: I am thinking about adopting a Boston Terrier, but I am afraid that housebreaking will be a problem. ...
  A: Kimberly, Slow down. Take one thing at a time. You haven't even decided if you are getting him ...
Training....1/28/2011
  Q: My dog Brady is a year old, he is a chorkie, he's adorable.... The problem is he urinates on the ...
  A: Kim, are you training him outside too? I had the same problem. I noticed if they urinated on the ...
agressive behaviour1/27/2011
  Q: I rescued a jindo type dog a year ago, he is fixed, and is about 3 or so years. The problem is this: ...
  A: I am sorry, but a dog that is used as a bait dog is usually emotionally ruined. He needs to go to a ...
pee pad chewer1/26/2011
  Q: I have a 4 month old mini schnauzer who chews her pee pad when on one is around, even after she uses ...
  A: i don't know what is going on with this site, because i answered this already.... two things to do: ...
Dog Pregnancy1/25/2011
  Q: About three weeks ago my Miniature Pinscher who is 5 years old and Red Heeler who is 3 years old ...
  A: Jackie, Where there is a will there is a way. My grand dad saw a miniature poodle breed a collie. ...
Pomapoo or Bichon Frise1/18/2011
  Q: I am very torn on whether to get a Pomapoo or a Bichon Frise. I want a dog that is going to stay ...
  A: Cynthia, I have groomed a lot of Bichons and poms and poodles and a few pomapoos and hands down I ...
neutered dogs mating1/15/2011
  Q: We have a neutered jack russell and he got stuck to our Chihuahua. Can this happen well i guess it ...
  A: Chryl, couple of things: If he was recently neutered, he can still mate with your Chihuahua and may ...
Dog nutrition1/13/2011
  Q: I need help please I have a 2yr old shih tzu, I left her with a friend on Saturday January 8. My ...
  A: It is hard to say what happened at your friends house, but you can try some pepto bismal, start with ...
13 week old female pup1/12/2011
  Q: I have 2 litter mates one male one female Chloe & I have a issues with the girl she is crying out in ...
  A: Before I even read your whole letter I was asking myself if this was a cocker spaniel and then you ...
our min-pin-chi is kind of a wuss...1/8/2011
  Q: my girlfriend just got a a puppy min-pin-chi, and i hate to say it, but he's kind of a bitch! i ...
  A: It sounds like the chi part is forward right now. They are known for being either aggressive or ...
Caring for My Xmas Present Pug...1/6/2011
  Q: My pug is approximately 3 years old and was used for breeding (2 litters, but "uncooperative" as a ...
  A: Mike, Yes the first ingredient should be meat. She seems to have a sensitive stomach so get ...
new pup1/1/2011
  Q: i am looking for a pup.i want the breed to be less prone to diseases..here in my place we only have ...
  A: can you tell me more about your lifestyle? do you have time to walk a dog a couple of hours a day ...
Is my miniature pinscher possible pregnant?12/31/2010
  Q: I have a two year old miniature pinscher who mated with my chorkie in the middle of October. We ...
  A: If she is pregnant, she should have had the pups already. You need to take her to the vet ASAP. If ...
Dog has started to foul and urinate in house12/30/2010
  Q: I hve an 8yr old Golden Retriver and she has recently stared to foul and urinate in the house. I ...
  A: Jenny, It sounds to me like she has either a urinary track infection or has a bacteria infection in ...
menstrual periods for shitzu's12/28/2010
  Q: how long does a female shitzu have its menstrual period?
  A: All dogs are individuals like we are, the usual is about 3 weeks. They usually start with a bloody ...
female dog PMS?12/25/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old Aussie who should start bleeding with her cycle any day now. she has become ...
  A: Dina, If you are planning to breed these two, you need to separate them. If they live as brother ...
bloody discharge12/24/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old St. Bernard who is pregnant. She has had a bloody discharge for 6 days. She is ...
  A: It is always amazing to me how little vets know about breeding and danger signs. I cant believe ...
New puppy problems with old dog12/23/2010
  Q: building a healthy relationship between new and old dog: We have introduced a new puppy (10 month ...
  A: I think the best thing for now, would be to keep the lab on leash when they are together so you can ...
Female bull terrier is on heat12/21/2010
  Q: my female bull terrier is on heat. please advise how long does it last.
  A: Anisa, All dogs are individuals like we are, the usual is about 3 weeks. They usually start with a ...
pregnant boxer12/13/2010
  Q: I have a pregnant boxer who was bred 10/5 & 10/7. I have been checking her temperature twice daily ...
  A: THIS DOG IS WAY OVER DUE GET HER TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY BEFORE YOU LOSE THE WHOLE LITTER AND THE ...
my 5 year old boston terrier12/9/2010
  Q: i have a 5 year old male Boston terrier named Asahi is is neutered reviver bed i have bought him ...
  A: Make sure his nails are kept very short, that will help. Using a dremmel will help the most. ...
toilet training12/5/2010
  Q: I adopted a 2 year old shi-tzu female recently and am having terrible trouble toilet training her. ...
  A: Samm, Hi, it sounds like you have a serious problem. Have you tried a crate for the training? I ...
Yorkie Poo training12/4/2010
  Q: 9 months ago my roommate got a Yorkie Poo and he has been walking on top of us and always standing ...
  A: Jessica, You need to take charge and tell the dog what to do. He isn't being given any direction ...
peeing on my bed12/2/2010
  Q: i have a 2yr old toy pom that we have trained to pee outside. The last year or so he has been ...
  A: Zach, It sounds like he is in charge of you and claiming his dominance over you. You need to take ...
dog labor11/27/2010
  Q: what re the first signs of dog labor and once the temerature drops how long before labor?
  A: Jennifer, If she is down to 98/99 she should start labor within about 6 hours. Once you see ...
house breaking11/26/2010
  Q: ok, so i have a one yr old girl beagle, although i now believe sheis ot pure breeed, ive hadmny ...
  A: You will have to crate the male. He is intact and will mark because of the female. Crate him, then ...
Hair Loss.11/25/2010
  Q: I have a 14 week old "Chokie"(Chihuahua father and Yorkshire Terrier mother) who is losing hair ...
  A: There could be several reasons for this: mange... hereditary nutritional ringworm The mange is not ...
Schnauzer 60 days pregnant labor question11/23/2010
  Q: I have read everything I can find. We have also had regular vet visits during the pregnancy ...
  A: Take her temperature it is the only way you know if she is in trouble if it is yours and hers first ...
Should i get a doberman puppy?11/17/2010
  Q: I've two dogs, a 10 year old male mongrel, and a 3 year old male Labrador Retriever. I'm planning ...
  A: Believe it or not I answered this question and sent it. I am sorry you did not receive ...
re chihuahua11/16/2010
  Q: anyone near the pen me neither my husband when shes out of the pen shes very loving why Eileen
  A: She is being protective of her babies. Try to hand feed her in there, drop the food if you have ...
breeding11/15/2010
  Q: my problem is about my dog having false pregnancy, i think this is the 2nd time she had. In fact, ...
  A: Usually if they are having a false pregnancy she will get milk in the first month. If she is ...
Potty Training11/14/2010
  Q: that's not working tho. is there any advice you can give me to train her out side or to go on a ...
  A: You know the first thing I would do? I would check to make sure she doesn't have a urinary track ...
Yorkie mom and her puppies11/11/2010
  Q: My 1 1/2 year old yorkie just had her first litter 7 days ago. For the first 2 or 3 days she was ...
  A: Theresa, I had the same problem, my dog was very attached to me and wanted to be close. Being in ...
False pregnacy?11/10/2010
  Q: My 10 year old yellow lab who has never been breed. Has large milk sacks and her stomach is slightly ...
  A: Michelle, when was she in heat? If it was about 2 months ago, she could be pregnant and she is too ...
labor11/8/2010
  Q: how can i tell if my pit bull is going in to labor its her first time she is 57 weeks and she has ...
  A: Diana, start to take her temperature. Normal temp is 102 degrees. The nearer she gets to whelping ...
House Training11/6/2010
  Q: There are 2 dogs in our home. A 2 year old miniature pinscher and a 1.5 year old multi-poo. Both of ...
  A: Ashley, Until you make up your mind you are not going to let these dogs win, you are always going ...
Puppy -- peeing on the carpet11/5/2010
  Q: I have a 5-month old cocker spaniel. she is house trained for most part, except recently she has ...
  A: Before you do anything, I would get a urine sample. (hold a clean plastic cup under her when she ...
heat cycle11/3/2010
  Q: Ive had a pitbull since she was about 2 1\2 months and shes a year now n have not had a heat cycle ...
  A: Terrance, Dogs come into heat anywhere from 4 months to 18 months. Pits usually come in before 1 ...
red skin10/27/2010
  Q: I have a chi-weenie, chihuahua/daschund mix, and 2 days ago I woke up to find her skin totally pink. ...
  A: Well I have seen this with my daughter's dog after she had the house sprayed for fleas. I also saw ...
my weim10/22/2010
  Q: i have a 4 month old weim hes 28 pounds healthy but hes not as tall as others weimaraners at that ...
  A: If you have him on a really great puppy food, there is no need to worry. I recommend Eukanuba ...
Flase Pregnancies/temp drop10/20/2010
  Q: We recently attempted to breed my dog. She would be 60 days tomorrow. At 50 days we took her in for ...
  A: John, I am very suspect here. EVERY false pregnancy I have seen, the milk has shown up in 30 to ...
3yr. old Yorkie with ? OCD behavior10/17/2010
  Q: We live in S.Central WI & with the change in temp. we have noticed a few mice around the house and ...
  A: This is not a short fix. This dog's heritage is to go after vermin so you will be fighting 100 ...
i need help10/15/2010
  Q: i was playing with my one year old pomeranian that i had gotten from a friend and well i just looked ...
  A: I am sorry honey, but I cannot tell you about this because it could be anything from and "eye ...
Chow Chow Rough vs Smooth10/8/2010
  Q: I would just like to ask which chow chow is more expensive - the rough coat or the smooth coat ...
  A: Since both the long and short coated chows have the same heritage, I would think that you could have ...
panick attacks10/7/2010
  Q: I have recently rescued a staffordshire bull terrier from a crazy woman that was beating him in ...
  A: Lyris, I think you need both a trainer and a vet. I think you should put him on prozac, but check ...
My siberian husky puppy10/6/2010
  Q: Once before, I gave my puppy Siberian husky a different food than usual (kibbles and bites) and her ...
  A: She needs to go back to the vet tomorrow. She sounds like she is dehydrated and that can kill her. ...
Brindle Shih Tzu10/5/2010
  Q: I would like to ask what is a brindle shih tzu (shih tzu expert I think is sick). How can I tell if ...
  A: Well Elmer they say a picture is worth a thousand words so here is a picture of a brindle shih tzu ...
How to start training after 2 years10/2/2010
  Q: I have a 2 year old lab/husky? mix that I rescued when he was 3 months. When he was 5 months old I ...
  A: Believe it or not, the exact same way as you would as if he were 3 months old with one exception, ...
dog front leg injury9/25/2010
  Q: my cocker is limping & holding up his front right leg when he walks. I have rubbed all over it and ...
  A: Katbie, Even if your dog is in pain, he wont always show it. Here are some reasons for limping: A ...
Bad behaviour9/24/2010
  Q: I have a 2.5 year old Rottweiler rescue dog, who I have now had for 7 months, prior to which he was ...
  A: Hey, Yes that is what is happening, but he is in charge right now of protecting "his" place. YOU ...
breeding / heat9/20/2010
  Q: My 3 year old female pit bull has hit her heat and my 3 year old male pit bull will not even try to ...
  A: Several reasons for non mating dogs. It is not the fertile time of her heat cycle..that is usually ...
Help in housetraining9/17/2010
  Q: I adopted a rescued a small mix breed male dog about 2 months ago. Buddy weighs about 12 pounds. I ...
  A: Two things to try. For awhile when you bring him in, he goes straight into the crate. Then he gets ...
dog suddenly poopping in house9/15/2010
  Q: my dog has just started to poop and now urinate in our house. No traumatic event has occured. what ...
  A: Kathy sorry for delay i have been a bit under the weather. Possibilities here: a possible change ...
ARE MY DOGS IN HEAT?9/13/2010
  Q: I HAVE SEEN WHICH LOOKS TO BE DRIED BLOOD AROUND THEIR VAGINAS 1 IS 7 MONTHS OLD AND 1 IS 3 MONTHS ...
  A: There is a possibility that the 7 month old has brought in the three month old, but she is kind of ...
pug breeding9/12/2010
  Q: We don't have a male pug so we took her to a friend of ours that does. She is swollen but hasn't ...
  A: Shyleea, Some dogs are very clean and don't show a lot of blood. Also, if she is swollen and there ...
dog breeding9/11/2010
  Q: �⌑have bred boxers many times but am confused with my newest female and thought you ...
  A: Possibilities: If this is the female's first time, I can see this happening. Sometimes when it is ...
Choosing a pup9/10/2010
  Q: I have read a lot of information about choosing a pup. But, the problem is that after missing out ...
  A: Well, I would choose the runt if you are looking for the smartest as long as it is healthy. You ...
my friendly rottweiler9/8/2010
  Q: when people come to visit me, my rottweiler dog picks objects up and greets them with the object ...
  A: leanne, There could be a few reasons, you will have to watch him closely to discern which one you ...
beagle pup9/6/2010
  Q: I have a 12 week old pup beagle called linc , when i got him he had already had a parvo shot (which ...
  A: rebecca, usually blood in the stool is from irritations, or parasites even. Give him a little ...
Jack Russel Terrier Skin Allergies9/3/2010
  Q: Good Morning! I recently read a post that recommended Omega3 fatty acids or dark chicken meat to ...
  A: Any kind of wire coated dog has less oil in the hair than a long haired or short haired dog. Plus ...
drying up mother's milk9/2/2010
  Q: my Jack Russell gave birth to 5 pups July 31/10. They are now 5 weeks old & I have been feeding them ...
  A: Congratulations on your pups. Yes, water is just fine. If you want to supplement with a little ...
Wee wee pad behavior9/1/2010
  Q: I have a handsome 4.9 lb Yorkie Poo that is 13 months old. Because I live in a rural area and he is ...
  A: Susan, If possible, take a urine sample to the vet to see if he has an infection. Has he had a bout ...
dogs getting along8/31/2010
  Q: i have a Chihuahua,and i moved it with a friend. she has a golden retriever. they don't get along. ...
  A: Carrie, Put the Chihuahua on a leash and every time he goes to chase the golden tell him "NO" and ...
bitch isnt on her season bt gt stuck?8/29/2010
  Q: my 10month old bull has jus finished her season and the other bull is 2 and a half years old but ...
  A: Melissa, I have had this happen myself with a much bigger male to female,, it is literally a forced ...
Overdose8/28/2010
  Q: I took my Chihuahua last week because he was vomiting my vet told me that he might have worms so ...
  A: get him to the vet right away, a different one if possible...to hydrate him give him 2 ounces of ...
puppy missing toes8/26/2010
  Q: (he is now 4lbs and his parents are 6 and 7) He is healthy, happy, running and jumping like his ...
  A: How did he lose his toes? Were they bitten off, did he have an accident or was he born without ...
Yorkie wont go off the porch for pottie8/19/2010
  Q: I have a two year old yorkie. She has a doggie door at my house and goes out when she wants. ...
  A: Does she have a VERY VERY VERY favorite treat? If so, go outside without her and spread those ...
Puppy hates being alone.8/18/2010
  Q: Our jack russel is extremely cuddly and likes lots of human contact. We are very concerned that he ...
  A: you didn't tell me how old your puppy is, but I will go by the picture you sent. I see he is ...
information about puggles (pug and beagle)8/17/2010
  Q: ok so i am 12 years old and i want a puggle and i have 76 dollars getting 5 dollars a week. i ask my ...
  A: Well, I googled some spots and found a couple of really good ones. Basic puppy needs are puppy ...
Hates being alone and keeps sleeping in the day!8/15/2010
  Q: I'd like some advice on what to do with my 9 week old puppy. He's been with us a week now and keeps ...
  A: Can you bring the cage into your bedroom? Why is he sleeping all day? Can you take him out and ...
My 3 in a half month old black lab8/13/2010
  Q: hi i have a 3 in ah half month old black lab and im feeding him 2 cups a day how many should i feed ...
  A: He should be fed three times a day at his age. When he is 6 months (or sooner if he starts ...
Unmanageable On a Leash8/12/2010
  Q: My family owns two male mini Australian Shepherds, who are four and six years old. The four year old ...
  A: Allied, This is very strange, somehow he was frightened as a young pup, each time you gave up trying ...
biting puppy8/11/2010
  Q: but she keeps biting us and everything else she can get her mouth around. i tell her no when she ...
  A: Remember puppies have to "taste" things to enjoy them... couple of things take your thumb and ...
mother dog growls and snaps at newborn puppies8/7/2010
  Q: we have a 1 year old chihuahua who had her first litter yesterday,everything went fine and after ...
  A: Mark, I am sorry I answered this days ago, I guess you didn't get it. It sounds to me like she has ...
Dog fur is flaking off, scabbing, itching like crazy7/26/2010
  Q: We have a four-year-old cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix) named Zack. He has recently been ...
  A: Try a cortisone creme from a pet store that says "ok for dogs". You could also try a medicated ...
hotspots7/23/2010
  Q: i have a male bejionpoo 5 yrs old, he has had hot spots since hes puppy recently in the last few ...
  A: Alexis, 3 rules: 1 absolutely NO FLEAS, even one flea bite can make them eat themselves ...
poodle peeing on bed7/19/2010
  Q: Once before we addressed this problem and the vet said it was because she is older. How can my 9 ...
  A: It is more a thing of spaying than age. Ask your vet for Proin. and give half the recommended dose ...
Dog's strange behavior7/14/2010
  Q: My three years old Maltese suddenly start crying. Our two daughters went on holidays and since then ...
  A: Gabrijela,, I already answered this, I am sorry you did not get it.. Your Maltese is emotional and ...
boxer bitch in heat7/12/2010
  Q: during the week she turned on him and got him bad took to vet got jags.but now he wont go near her ...
  A: Is this the first time this has happened? It sounds like it might have happened before. If it has, ...
training a puppy7/10/2010
  Q: How do you start to train a puppy? (he's 3 months %26 starting to snap @ the children (ages 3) How ...
  A: I need a few questions answered first before I can help you. 1) what does %26 mean? 2) is he ...
Morkie Ears7/9/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old Yorkie/Maltese mix that I purchased from a breeder. He has very thin (or very ...
  A: yes there are some things you can do if it is NOT genetics. 1 get him a vitamin/MINERAL supplement. ...
my pup7/8/2010
  Q: hi my pup is not eating and has not been to the toilet in 4 days
  A: you didn't say the age of your pet, Go get mineral oil at the drug store, and if he is a tiny or ...
pomerranian liver infection7/7/2010
  Q: i had a Pomeranian bitch almost 12 year old .she had left eating food for many days.so,we took her ...
  A: I am not a doctor or vet. I think there are some on this site though. But I have seen this before. ...
bitches 1st season7/5/2010
  Q: im wondering if you can give me some advice,my friend as a 7 month old chihuahua cross jack russel ...
  A: Sounds like your friend's dog is having a false pregnancy... Many times dogs that come in heat and ...
older dog reverting7/2/2010
  Q: We have a maltipoo. We got her as a tiny pup. She was our baby. Everything was her. We crate trained ...
  A: Any change in status in the house will do this. You have changed status a couple of times, once ...
Breeding6/30/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old bullmastiff who is pregnant. Is she too young to have the puppies?
  A: Jaimee, Your mastiff is not even fully gown yet, I would say yes, she is too young. It will put a ...
small dog behavier6/23/2010
  Q: I have an eleven years old dachshunds very well behaved except that he loves to leak feet ,hands or ...
  A: There are several things you can try: You can put something on your feet and hands that tastes ...
new dog6/22/2010
  Q: I went looking at a bitch yesterday she was 3 years old and had papers but the owner told me she had ...
  A: I have seen more and more of thi., It is definitely not normal and the dog should probably be ...
training question6/20/2010
  Q: I have a 10 week old blue heeler pup. He is doing great with much of his training. What I am having ...
  A: Linda, I find the best way to stop a pup from biting is to take two fingers and push them toward the ...
Fading pupy please help6/17/2010
  Q: My AKC Mastiff whelped yesturday, found to the side, cold tounge out , no sounds. Tried: offering to ...
  A: keep him warm and constant rubbing AND Warm you are doing everything right. If you can squeeze a ...
dog6/16/2010
  Q: Why would my 5yr.old ShiTsu suddenly strat go poop on the floor during the night. She was well ...
  A: Several possibilities: intestinal problem change of food or a new snack after a flea problem they ...
what is she???6/15/2010
  Q: by looking at this picture, what breed do you think she is??? I NEED TO KNOW! LOL... i can tell u ...
  A: Well lets put it this way, since I cant see her face or her body or her legs, it is very hard to ...
Chow in labour6/14/2010
  Q: I have a chow that is pregnant (by a labrador). She is in her 9th week and I thought she was going ...
  A: Yes a worry. Get her to a vet immediately tell him what you told me especially about ...
Odour6/13/2010
  Q: We have an 18 month old welsh border collie. During the past 8 months we have noticed an unpleasant ...
  A: If it is his anal area, it is probably his anal glands..It is a vicious odor. Some dogs need their ...
My grandfather's property6/10/2010
  Q: Nancy. Our shitzu is a female, 9 years old and a great dog. She has been eating Royal Canine (RC) ...
  A: Ah she has tasted the good life...You are in trouble...I would try and compromise. There are gravys ...
dog's skin reaction6/8/2010
  Q: i just noticed that my dog{(3yrs 10mths)breed-pug}has developed breakouts throughout his body-red ...
  A: There are a number of things that can cause this: hives parasites bacterial infections bites from ...
trying to groom my shih-tzu6/6/2010
  Q: My boyfriend came over to help me groom my three shih-tzu today, I didn't have the money to get all ...
  A: It can be done that way, but usually the outcome is stressful for the dog. It is better to get her ...
Dog grooming6/4/2010
  Q: I have a malti-poo. Is it advisable to clip the hair around their eyes and mouth. She gets so ...
  A: Lela, It is advisable to clip around eyes and mouth, but if you are worried about the dark coloring ...
Potty Training5/31/2010
  Q: I have a 3 months old Shinese, he will go to the door or come to me when he need a bowel movement ...
  A: He is still young and doing very well if he is telling you...You have done a wonderful job so far. ...
only for treats....5/28/2010
  Q: its me again.my rottweiler female she listens to me only when there is food with me....or while she ...
  A: what do you mean by going crazy I don't understand the biting at this age. She should be taken ...
Pregnant Mini-Schnauzer5/27/2010
  Q: My mini was bred March 30 - April 4 attempting our first litter. I played the waiting game unsure if ...
  A: X-rays are fine at this stage, it wont harm the pups at all. She should whelp any day. It is ...
Nervous dog around Children5/24/2010
  Q: I have a 5 year old rescue dog that I've had since he was 12 weeks old. He was very nervous when I ...
  A: This is not a quick fix problem, but if you have enough time it is a fixable one. Don't worry ...
pom's5/23/2010
  Q: Do pomeranian's work well in the hot desert? Because I herd that you have to shave them to keep ...
  A: Pomeranian's do overheat. If you can keep them in air conditioning it is better. They also can ...
punishment!!!5/21/2010
  Q: i mailed u about my rottweiler a few weeks back.her aggressive behaviour has reduced.my frnd told me ...
  A: Karthik, I have used that method myself, the only problem with it is that they can become hand shy. ...
Ear Care5/20/2010
  Q: I had my dog groomed two days ago at the only groomer we have ever used and we love them. Last night ...
  A: It is hard to see exactly the definition of this by a picture which is of course flat. But it looks ...
wetting the crate at night5/19/2010
  Q: i have a 6 month old yorkie purchased from a reputable breeder at 4 months old. he initially slept ...
  A: Omar Couple of things to check out. have his urine checked for an infection....sometimes if they ...
How can I tell if my pitbull is ok after birthing six puppies?5/16/2010
  Q: A friend basically dropped off his pitbull at my house while she was pregnant because he had nowhere ...
  A: Every bitch I have ever had, had gotten sick after eating the afterbirth so I don't let them have it ...
Pad training5/11/2010
  Q: I have a 3 month old pit bull and i have been trying to pad train him but he won't use them. He only ...
  A: Luis, your pup has learned that the bedroom is his den (puppies and dogs keep there dens clean) ...
maltese with brown ears5/6/2010
  Q: we bought a dog and owner said its purebred maltese, ofcourse she is not but we loved her the moment ...
  A: My first impression when i saw her was that she had a little Chihuahua in her. I think maybe you ...
Puppy itching5/4/2010
  Q: cocker spaniel. She is scratching herself to peices! No fleas but slightly dry coat. I thought of ...
  A: Vivienne, The best oil to give is Omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Make sure she doesn't have ...
what breed is my dog?5/3/2010
  Q: what breed do you think my dog Connie is??? she is 6 months old, about 40 pounds. she is black with ...
  A: Connie, Right away I see chow mix, I have one and they are wonderful dogs. Nose and eyes are very ...
Pregnant Lab5/2/2010
  Q: I have a chocolate lab that is pregnant with her first litter. She loves to swim. Will it be harmful ...
  A: Tammie, I don't think the swimming will hurt her at all. I WOULD rinse her off with clean water ...
Placenta5/1/2010
  Q: How many placentas should a dog be able to eat without getting sick?
  A: Maritza In my personal experience, they get sick on anywhere from 1-5, they have always thrown up ...
Night waking4/29/2010
  Q: My almost 9 year old PBGV has recently refused to go out the last walk of the night and is waking us ...
  A: Are you walking him on a leash? or letting him out in the back yard? Either way here are a couple of ...
spasm's4/28/2010
  Q: I have a 6 yr old Golden Lab, a couple of months ago she started spasm's about once a month for 3-4 ...
  A: Amanda, This is a very serious thing. Have you had her to a vet about it? Convulsions are ...
My 7 year old dog has started to urinate in the house4/27/2010
  Q: My 7 year old miniature schnauzer was diagnosed with "bladder stones" a few months ago after we ...
  A: You need to take her back to the vet for an evaluation again. It is possible that the stones are ...
puppys4/26/2010
  Q: My 3 year old Chihuahua just had her second litter of pups (4) and I feed her Royal Canin-puppy. ...
  A: I have always given a little bit of a calcium supplement to avoid eclampsia. Another breeder I ...
maltese dogs4/25/2010
  Q: it looks awful and i dont know what to do to get rid of it?
  A: Are they chewing in that area? Several reasons this happens... If they get even one flea on them, ...
rottweiler 6 weeks old!4/24/2010
  Q: i bought a 6 week old female rottweiler which is my first dog.it has been only 2 days since i got ...
  A: Karthik, of course I am not there to actually see this, but at 6 weeks I would say she is working on ...
dog kniping4/23/2010
  Q: My dog has never been around children and recently has kniped at one. I am concerned about this ...
  A: First you will have to get some children to cooperate with you... You should take him to a local ...
COCKER SPANIEL4/21/2010
  Q: our cocker is six months old and sleeps in our room at night though has her own bed when we are out. ...
  A: Vivienne, Hi,,, Tell me a little more about the nipping...and then I can tell you about the bed. ...
Breeding Brindle Pug4/17/2010
  Q: I have a female brindle pug and we are wanting to breed her and hope to get brindle puppies. For ...
  A: I am assuming you don't have another brindle to breed her to? I would say of those choices you would ...
My dog keeps urinating in the house,4/12/2010
  Q: I have a 10 month old puppy. X daschund and maltese. I have one problem, I can't get him to pee ...
  A: Nadine, A dog has to be housebroken in each room.... He has to learn that each room is his "den". ...
House Training...4/10/2010
  Q: I have a 6 mth old jack russeell. I have had her since she was 10 wks old. She goes potty in her ...
  A: Cortni, Crate training can be great if your dog (when she was 10 weeks old,) was never left in the ...
Dog breed?4/7/2010
  Q: I am attaching an image of my dog Boog because I would like you to look at him and give me a guess ...
  A: Amanada I believe she is more Staffordshire Terrier that pit. Some people believe they are the same ...
worried about my dogs pregnancy4/3/2010
  Q: hi my name is Sarah and i have never had a pregnant dog before and i have recently taken her to the ...
  A: Sarah, Please let me know right away....Is she panting or acting stressed in any way...Is she hiding ...
Cocker Spaniel skin allergies and anal glands removed--still rubbing butt4/1/2010
  Q: Our 7 year old cocker spaniel has had severe skin and ear issues and we have done ...
  A: First get some Gentimicin spray and spray it on all itchy areas...this has an ingredient that ...
Dog potty training3/31/2010
  Q: I have a Carin terrier that is 9 months old. She comes in from being outside and will pee in the ...
  A: Renee, that is a wonderful plan,,, I would have recommended that myself.. Also.. If you can get a ...
chihuahua3/29/2010
  Q: I have a 1 y/o Chihuahua that is so fearful of everyone in the house it isn't funny. He has been ...
  A: some dogs are very sensitive to sound. If you are a loud speaker or yeller (like me) a sensitive ...
could poultry food make my dog sick3/28/2010
  Q: i first want to say that I WILL take my dog to the vet, i am not hinging that decision on your ...
  A: I don't like the fact that is going on this long...Give him 4 tablespoons of mineral oil to see if ...
Puppy's Nueter Incision Scab3/27/2010
  Q: Well my 14 week old puppy was neutered 11 days ago and all was fine until this morning when he bit ...
  A: The thing that is troubling about this, is that he did this after 11 days...Do you have to go in to ...
dog breeds :)3/25/2010
  Q: We are looking to expand our family! We live in a fairly small sized apartment in a complex. We have ...
  A: ,, just give me a little more information,,,,,I know you said you will take it out two times a day, ...
Yorkie and company3/24/2010
  Q: My yorkie does not like my having company. He stares at the person and will growl if they go near ...
  A: Deborah, Training would absolutely help with this. He is in charge right now which always brings a ...
potty training3/23/2010
  Q: hi i got a springer for christmas he is now 4 1/2 months and hes still not potty trained can u help ...
  A: When dogs stop keeping their DEN/BEDS clean, there is or has been a problem, in the past, where ...
Dog that pees and poops in the house.3/22/2010
  Q: I have a Basset Hound that is 1 year and 5 months old, its a male. He always seem to pee and poop in ...
  A: I believe you are not taking him out long enough or often enough. They have smaller bladders than ...
my dog3/21/2010
  Q: O.K. mt dog had puppies about 5 weeks ago and now she is leving this yellow white discharge. Should ...
  A: My rule of thumb when I breed my dogs is: any thing that doesn't look normal, I call the vet...pups ...
hey3/20/2010
  Q: My chihuahaua just delivered her first puppy and it died so i keep the puppy next to her or should i ...
  A: call me 850 539 2292 what makes you think it is dead?? sometimes they dont breath for awhile rub ...
Alaskan Malamute/ German Shepherd mix3/17/2010
  Q: I am thinking about adopting an Alaskan Malamute/German Shepherd Mix. I really can't find a lot of ...
  A: Amy, A German Shepherd is a very loyal and stay at home dog. A malamute is a runner and a hunter. ...
Puppy Wont Wear a Collar3/16/2010
  Q: I have a 9 month old small female Boston terrier who absolutely won't wear a collar. I got her when ...
  A: ,, She has learned that when she acts this way you will eventually take the collar off, plus she ...
Puppy Breed Inquiry - Any ideas??3/14/2010
  Q: We recently got two male puppies that are about 9 weeks old. We were told that they are great ...
  A: The old adage of "growing into their paws" strikes me as I look at the pictures...I would say the ...
Dog Breeding Agreesion3/12/2010
  Q: My name is Ariane I don't know if my subject makes sense but this is my problem: I have a 3 year old ...
  A: If you dont correct him when he snaps at people now, he will become an aggressive biter all the ...
Possible mixed breed?3/11/2010
  Q: I recently rescued a 7 week old puppy from an animal shelter. When he was adopted they said he would ...
  A: If you google MARS MX panel,,, it will give you an address where you can find out exactly what his ...
My dog is bleeding3/3/2010
  Q: I am very concerned about my dog, Leno. Earlier he began to bleed from his penis. I am not sure how ...
  A: One of three things, none of them good....a kidney stone problem, a urinary track infection, or ...
breeding my female german shepard at her age3/1/2010
  Q: I have a 4 and a half year old female shepard and would like to breed her for the first time. She is ...
  A: It is not too old. Remember your friends that work for vets are only seeing the the dogs that have ...
swollen area around sore on leg2/26/2010
  Q: 4 days ago my german shepherd, Luger, had a long romp at the beach, shortly after I noticed him ...
  A: Keep cleaning it and use an antibiotic cream as well....He probably needs to be on antibiotics..Call ...
accidental breeding after first mating2/22/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful one and half year Labrador. For her second heat, we find a nice stud. They ...
  A: If they were "tied" together back to back or side to side, then he had to have ejaculated sperm into ...
breeding2/21/2010
  Q: my bichon frise bitch came into season 9 days ago.when is the best time to mate her
  A: Sharon, Most of the time the fertile time is the 13th day...The sperm lives for approximately two ...
Bedwetting and poop eating2/19/2010
  Q: We have a 12 week old beagle cross who has been with us since he was 7 weeks and has recently ...
  A: A 7 week old puppy has to urinate every two hours. If you had him in the crate longer than that you ...
Yorkshire puppies outdoors2/18/2010
  Q: i am looking for an outdoor puppy and am wondering whether a Yorkshire puppy will tolerate living ...
  A: Unless there is plenty of shade, water, and breeze, dogs don't do well in the heat. No, Yorkshire ...
Licking Flea Protection Off2/17/2010
  Q: I've noticed that our dogs enjoy licking each other and tend to give each other a bath all over the ...
  A: Emma, This is the first time I have ever heard of this.... My knowledge of the flea treatments are ...
skin2/16/2010
  Q: my Chinese crested powderpuff ,goober, has black spots in his ear and they are not mites i think ...
  A: Alisha, Your dog needs to see a vet. Until you can get to one, make a solution of white vinegar ...
getting a second dog2/15/2010
  Q: My husband and I have a nearly 5-year-old Beagle. She was mine before we married, so she's like my ...
  A: Melissa, A Dutch Shepherd is a fairly aggressive dog.. More aggressive than a rottweiler or ...
new food for my irish terrier puppy2/14/2010
  Q: my name is blair and i will be getting my Irish pup in a few weeks the breeder that i am using told ...
  A: If it is Nutrachoice, Petsmart carries that brand. I want you to be aware that all the wire haired ...
Yorkie Housebreaking2/13/2010
  Q: We have two Yorkies, one is 17 months and one is 7 months. The older one was doing great with the ...
  A: means that they can do it in another...Read the following on housebreaking and see if this helps ...
unprovoked biting2/12/2010
  Q: I rescued a 2 year shitzu from the shelter. They said he had nipping problems. He has bitten me ...
  A: There may be something physically wrong with this dog....He will probably get more and more ...
full blooded male poodle2/11/2010
  Q: Has it ever been documented that a male minatured poodle has killed it babies so the mother will ...
  A: June, It is an individual thing,,but it has nothing to do with bringing a female back into heat or ...
Cooked Pork Spareribs2/9/2010
  Q: I gave my 5 1/2 year old terrier mix a cooked pork sparerib bone. He ate it, all, and then I got ...
  A: your dog will probably digest the sparerib bone.... But he might need an operation to remove the ...
mini Dachshund heat2/7/2010
  Q: I have a 6 year old that is currently in heat. she is nearing the end of her heat cycle and is not ...
  A: The sexual drive can be stronger as she gets older.. A more important fact is she is 6 and to start ...
My 2 Pet dogs2/3/2010
  Q: I took in 2 dogs in the last few months. One is a poodle we found who looks like she is a few years ...
  A: April, there is definitely something wrong with this system I answered this last night. anyway it ...
infections of the penis in my male shitzu2/2/2010
  Q: My one year old shitzu has greenish pus ozzing from his penis, this worries me should i be concerned ...
  A: Margie,,,It is very hard to diagnose over the net....a greenish discharge could be normal for him or ...
Chorkie?1/31/2010
  Q: I was curious if you knew some breed characteristic or just information about the chorkie (chihuahua ...
  A: Whenever you have a crossbreed, it is really just the toss of the dice how they will look. I have ...
Dog Sleeping in Our Bed1/30/2010
  Q: I recently married and new husband does not want dog sleeping in bed with us, but okay in the same ...
  A: yes a crate will be fine until she gets the point. lol However to make this a successful endeavor ...
JRT1/29/2010
  Q: Our 6 mo is at the end of her 1st heat cycle, day 19. Her heat has been normal, and this week was ...
  A: Kelly, Usually they are in heat for 3 weeks or 21 days,, but just as humans differ, so do dogs. ...
can i have a dobe?1/28/2010
  Q: I live in an apartment(it's big 130m)and i want a doberman.I go to school so now i don't have the ...
  A: Irene, With your grandma home to keep an eye out for any trouble making and your brother home as ...
upset stomach1/27/2010
  Q: I can hear it constantly turning. I was wondering if there is anything I can give her to calm it?
  A: Dan, if this was an adult dog, i would have some remedies, but 4 month old can have reactions to ...
A bad habit!!1/26/2010
  Q: I have a behavior issue I was hoping that maybe you could help me with. Ok, my female dog Sash is a ...
  A: Most of the time this is just what you say "Bad Habit" But there are a few things that might reduce ...
Dog sleeping1/25/2010
  Q: I have a 13 year old Shetland Sheepdog who has always slept in his crate at night. He usually puts ...
  A: I had a dog that did that and it wound up she had a heart problem that would bother her at different ...
Selecting Right Dog From Shelter1/21/2010
  Q: Your question was Hi there, I have just been diagnosed with seizure disorder post op from brain ...
  A: The following breeds are good with interpreting illness in their owners...However there must be a ...
2 males1/20/2010
  Q: I know you speak with a lot of people who have dogs who shouldn't and some people would say 4 is too ...
  A: Most all terriers growl when they play....it is natural for them it is a way of talking to the ...
wee wee pad training1/16/2010
  Q: I have a 3-4 yr. old male silky terrier that I rescued in August. He is great and I love him so much ...
  A: When dogs stop keeping their DEN/BEDS clean, there is or has been a problem, in the past, where ...
puppies1/12/2010
  Q: I have a min pin who is about to be 2 years old on 2/14/2010 she is now pregnant and my male is not ...
  A: Nicole Sometimes first litters can be very large, and sometimes no, it all depends on how many of ...
Socialization -new with old1/11/2010
  Q: I greatly appreciate your time in responding to this question. We have a 7 year old chocolate lab, ...
  A: Garry, couple of things to help him out. Get a younger dog get a puppy if possible. although he ...
dogs1/10/2010
  Q: How does a change in a dogs exercise patterns cause abnormal behavior
  A: Kelly dogs are bred to do certain things....hunt, chase, herd, etc. when they cant do that it is ...
Training and skin1/9/2010
  Q: I have 2 staffie's and my male one barks continuously at people when they come in and at the ...
  A: omega 3 fatty acids are just fine or salmon..... before someone comes in put the male on leash ...
Minature Schnauzer1/7/2010
  Q: Karen, I have a miniature schnauzer that is 2 years old. I have had her since she was 6 months old. ...
  A: First of all, if you spank a dog that has run from you when you catch her,,, a dogs thought is "I'm ...
Dog1/6/2010
  Q: My dog, Brodie, whines all the time! I take him to the vet regularly and have tried just about ...
  A: how old is Brodie? is he looking at you when he whines...what are the circumstances around his ...
A diffrent problem......1/4/2010
  Q: I have a 4 month old female cocker/lab mutt and she has started leg mounting in the past two ...
  A: That is a possibility, but there is also another reason she could be doing that. She could be being ...
dog breeding1/3/2010
  Q: I have a male boxer that i wish to breed, And i dont know where to look for information. I live in ...
  A: You don't mention what kind of information you want.....Are you looking for diseases to inoculate ...
P.G Bitch ???????1/2/2010
  Q: I had my bitch bred 11/11 to 11/19. I sent her to the stud, good breedings.She had some symptoms of ...
  A: Donna, I have to agree with you on that one,,,,However, I have seen a plug when there was an ...
Beagles1/1/2010
  Q: I'm not an expert, but I think theres a problem with leaving a dog outside from 7 in the morning ...
  A: Do they have a dog house outside that they can get in away from the weather? If not, you can ...
Need Help with my puppy12/13/2009
  Q: Im having problems geting him to not pee and poo in the house my father is getting mad cuz he is ...
  A: a pup 7 weeks is equal to an infant of 4 months...would you expect a 4 month old infant to be potty ...
Dogs12/12/2009
  Q: 1. Can you tell me everything about my Minature Pinscher? eg. He need dog food such Chow Food, you ...
  A: henry For grooming soft bristle brush, bathe once or twice a month nails clipped twice a month ...
shihtzu born without a tail12/11/2009
  Q: We are looking into buying a shih tzu puppy that was born without a tail. She is the only one in ...
  A: Liz, I answered this question a few days ago, I don't know why it is back here....I guess it ...
Pup wants to constantly go out now!12/10/2009
  Q: ) I hope you can help my husband and I with this issue we seem to have with our 1 year old Golden ...
  A: Two solutions: One is to let her stay out until you go to work. She will get that out of her ...
my 2 year old dog12/9/2009
  Q: hi i have a 2 year old bull terrier that uses my home as his bathroom sometimes he goes out side ...
  A: Kieth, Terriers have more understanding than most dogs....But let me give you house breaking psych ...
Shih tzu and major sheding12/8/2009
  Q: My sweet 1 year old female Shih Tzu sheds horribly!!! Her hair is all over my clothes, furniture ...
  A: Kim there are pills that you can give her to reduce shedding. They carry them in the bigger pet ...
fleas12/7/2009
  Q: Our terrier gave birth to five puppies 2wks ago. And now they have fleas. If we give the mother ...
  A: Linda, in future if you breed your pet, two weeks BEFORE SHE IS DUE, put ADVANTAGE NOT ADVANTIK ...
Female just over 6 months, first heat12/6/2009
  Q: My puppy just was in her first heat and then got her first hair cut a couple days after it was ...
  A: Katie, put some medicated powder around the area. If she has razor burn and has been licking ...
Mama Boxer12/5/2009
  Q: My 1.5 year old boxer gave birth on the 29 of Nov. For the past 6 hours she has been vomiting and ...
  A: Carlene, when I have a litter, I RUN to the vet if anything like that happens. If she is sick you ...
Rat Terrier Pregnant?12/4/2009
  Q: We have a 4 yr old rat terrier male and we just acquired a female who went into heat within 2 days ...
  A: Michelle, the most fertile time during the heat cycle is the 13th. However, just like humans She ...
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: Ashley, This id definitely a case where you need to go to someone. He may not be used to children ...
Fear of People12/1/2009
  Q: We recently got a 15 month old chocolate lab. She was rescued from a puppy mill when she was about ...
  A: It is an easy fix, but not a quick one....Just have your kids and husband do everything for her. ...
Potty Training11/30/2009
  Q: I have a 16 week old male Yorkie. We have been training him to go to the pee pads, and until two ...
  A: Jay, Did he get the shot in the leg or near his neck. Yes it could have something to do with this. ...
labor and whelping11/29/2009
  Q: My lab will be 63 days tomorrow. Since Wednesday she has been acting different and her temperature ...
  A: Get her to the vet, Tasha, she could have a big puppy in the canal and can't pass it...Let him check ...
Jealousy over new dog11/21/2009
  Q: I recently brought home a 10-week-old pomeranian puppy to join my 9-year-old rat terrier and ...
  A: Cara, Keep them separate unless you are there to supervise..This is typical in jealous dogs. You ...
INDUCING HEAT CYCLE11/19/2009
  Q: I'M LOOKING FOR THE NAME OR NAMES OF MEDICATION(S) THAT I CAN GIVE MY BITCH TO INDUCE HER HEAT ...
  A: When I called my vet to ask the name of the shot he had given my dog years ago...He said they don't ...
BOXER DROOLING AFTER KENNEL VISIT11/17/2009
  Q: MY 4 YR OLD BOXER STARTED DROOLING IN EXCESS AFTER A 2 WK VISIT TO THE KENNEL..SHE DID NOT DROOL ...
  A: nancy, I would have the vet check that. She could have something in her mouth or picked up ...
training a 2 yr old adopted smooth fox terrier11/15/2009
  Q: We just adopted a smooth fox terrier female who has grown up with only woman (i think) and other ...
  A: Alyssa, These dogs are HIGHLY emotional because they are soooo intelligent. She is probably ...
Pregnant Siberian Husky11/14/2009
  Q: i have a Siberian Husky which is due to give birth any day now, but this morning she has been ...
  A: how many days since she has been bred? is this her first time? is she hiding or searching and ...
Male lab mix peeing constantly11/13/2009
  Q: I have a 9 month old male lab/golden mix. I got him two months ago from an animal rescue ...
  A: Lynn, This is NOT a training problem,,,,This dog needs to be checked out for bladder problems that ...
Mange11/12/2009
  Q: Tonight when I was driving home from work, I found 2 strays (pitbulls). It was pouring and the ...
  A: There are a couple of types of mange. Scarcoptic is the one that is contagious. Call the animal ...
mastiff/ boxer temper11/11/2009
  Q: My dog has bitten me on several different occasions out of anger and I care for it very well. He is ...
  A: First I need some answers,,,,what is happening when he is biting? Where did you get him from and ...
Puppy schedule and Fece eating11/10/2009
  Q: I adopted a female cockapoo, Coco, a few months ago from a shelter. She is 5 1/2 months and ...
  A: I would move your 6:30 out to 8 PM and that would solve that problem. As far as the eating poop. ...
training11/9/2009
  Q: my dog is a doberman cross 7 months old, she is fully house trained but when left alone or me and my ...
  A: Well, I would suggest that she be either crated the next time you go out. or what happens when you ...
Puppy Housetraining11/8/2009
  Q: I have had my Wheaten Terrier for two months and still can't seem to get the potty training right. ...
  A: has he had a bout of fleas? if so he may have tape worm that doesn't show up in a stool sample..You ...
Cavalier king charles11/8/2009
  Q: We found a cavalier king charles at a rescue organization today. They think Charlie is 3 years old. ...
  A: Viki, That is very much a vet question,,,but I have seen some dogs do very well on just three ...
appropriate mother dog behavior with her pups11/7/2009
  Q: I have a American Bulldog named Sara who will be 4 yrs. old on Christmas. She gave birth to her ...
  A: Melissa, I hate to tell you this, but your pups are in danger. She could go either way...I had one ...
Pomeranian Hair Regrown after Shaving11/4/2009
  Q: I stupidly shaved my pomeranian and now most of the hair has grown in except a small bald spot (not ...
  A: Matt, I would try Omega 3 fatty acids first, it is stronger than missing link. Break open a human ...
Dog House Training11/2/2009
  Q: I adopted a Schnoodle from a rescue 2 months ago. He is approx. 2 years-old, and not too much was ...
  A: Stasha, couple of questions, have you changed his food, is he being given any different treats or ...
My dog is attacking my other dog who just had pups11/1/2009
  Q: My young dog just had 8 puppies and my other dog( a bitch too) tries to attack the young mum when ...
  A: Maria, Your older dog will hurt or cause the puppies to get hurt by her aggressive behavior...You ...
American staffordshire terrier pregnancy10/31/2009
  Q: How can I tell if my dog is pregnant? We adopted an amstaff about 5 weeks ago. When we got her, her ...
  A: I was trying to answer you and my computer crashed. I would supplement her food with some cottage ...
head strong miniature schnauzer10/30/2009
  Q: can you help me my 18 week old mini is a nigtmare on walks he pulls and constantly barks at everyone ...
  A: Anne, It sounds like you really need to get control of him...If he is like this at 18 weeks, you ...
miniature schnauzer getting along with cat10/29/2009
  Q: When our female miniature schnauzer, Trixie, was 3 1/2 years old, we rescued a tabby cat, Mika and ...
  A: Couple of suggestions: Preliminary: you need to be more in control of Trixie...Start by making her ...
Dog Training and Shrubs outside10/28/2009
  Q: We just got a 12-week old Havenese dog and having some problems with the potty training. Besides it ...
  A: sorry for the delay, puppy pads work really well. specially if you get the kind that are treated ...
Dashound aprox 9 mos. old wasp sting10/27/2009
  Q: He bit a large wasp and was stung in the mouth. He's pawing at his snout & licking alot. seems sad. ...
  A: First give him a children's dose of antihistamine for tonight and tomorrow call the vet and let him ...
Choosing a dog breed10/25/2009
  Q: I have decided to get a family dog and want to make sure i get the right one for us. I would like a ...
  A: There are several dogs that will fit this category, but to give you a good answer I will need to ...
Choice of puppy10/22/2009
  Q: I am planning to buy either a Maltese or a Shih Tzu puppy, and am confused with making the right ...
  A: Jog, No contest here,,,the Maltese is by far the best for health and companionship and trainability. ...
Female shiba Inu10/21/2009
  Q: I have a boy & girl Shiba Inu. The female just turned a year in July & is in heat for her second ...
  A: Usually dogs are fertile between the eleventh and the fourteenth day of the heat cycle. But there ...
Bull Terrier10/20/2009
  Q: I am very concerned about my female white bull terrier. Her nose is hard and leathery - and was ...
  A: Niki, I answered this two days ago, but I guess it didn't go through...I think you should go back to ...
Leaving new puppy at home10/18/2009
  Q: I am going to be picking up my new 8 week old Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu mix next Friday. I have been ...
  A: Michelle, that is a long time for a puppy to be alone...they are pack animals and at 8 weeks that ...
Small-hairless-black-leathery patch of skin?10/14/2009
  Q: . I really appreciate it. I was thinking you might have some thoughts on my dog due to your grooming ...
  A: Of course, without seeing it I cannot give you an accurate answer, but groomers do see skin that we ...
housebreaking two puppies10/13/2009
  Q: I have two 7mo old shih tzu pups, one male and one female. When we are home we take them out every ...
  A: when you are home and taking them out every hour,,,,if the male does not go outside bring him in and ...
BEHAVIOR CHANGES10/11/2009
  Q: I have 3 indoor dogs. A neutered 14 year old male Boxer, A 2 year old, unneutered, female Boxer and ...
  A: It sounds to me like if she has hormone issues then spaying her is the answer. She won't have any ...
GRAYBEARD10/10/2009
  Q: NANCY, MY 2 YR OLD BLACK MALE LAB ALREADY HAS GRAY WHISKERS ALL AROUND HIS MOUTH. DOES THIS MEAN HE ...
  A: Bill, No it doesn't. It just means some light colored hair, a recessive gene, is showing up in his ...
multiple dogs10/8/2009
  Q: I love animals,I have 3 dogs. 1 rat terrier-male,1 cockerspaniel/terrier mix-male, and a german ...
  A: Kayla Absolutely!!!! My girlfriends tiny peke bred an Australian Shepherd. The female Aussie had ...
home made food for my dogs10/7/2009
  Q: hai dear i am from india.i have 1 st bernard 8months old and 3month golden retriver. recently i ...
  A: I would alternate, your feeding....I would use the potatoes one day and the rice another in the ...
puppy in heat and leaking urine10/6/2009
  Q: Our almost 7 month pup, a Pomeranian, is experiencing her first heat. Is it common that she finds it ...
  A: I have not personally experience that with any of my dogs, however they do need to urinate more ...
7 mth old terrier x shih tzu10/5/2009
  Q: My 7 mth old terrier x shih tzu has been house trained since we got him. We have had him about 1.5 ...
  A: I would take him back to the vet first thing and make sure that nothing is wrong...It sounds to me ...
6 Month Old Puppy Urinating in Crate10/4/2009
  Q: I have a 6 month old boxer/lab/shep who is urinating in her crate every time she is in it for ...
  A: I would have her checked for a urinary track infections. A lot of pups that are crated get these ...
Furniture Chewing10/2/2009
  Q: I have a 17 month old boxer who has begun chewing furniture about 2 or 3 months ago. She has never ...
  A: Reasons for chewing: Vitamin deficiency Mineral deficiency ash deficiency boredom lack of exercise ...
Boston Terrier Diet9/29/2009
  Q: I have just adopted a 3 year old Boston from a local stray rescue. She is absolutely such a good fit ...
  A: I personally use a combination....I use proplan sensitive skin it is a salmon and rice...and I add ...
House training9/27/2009
  Q: last year i got a pekingese from a pet store, which i shouldnt have done for obvious reasons but i ...
  A: nikki how many times a day do you take them out? if you feed at 9 am they should go out immediately ...
My IG Caughs a lot lately9/26/2009
  Q: Lili has always coughed and has trouble catching her breath. It's like she has something in her ...
  A: Almond, There are several things that could be going on. She could have a collapsed trachea that ...
first time owner -new yorkie9/25/2009
  Q: I have never owned a dog and honestly, I have never had any interest in having one but my daughter ...
  A: Oh my goodness Tea.... so much to tell you I dont know where to start, but lets start with his ...
Smooth Fox Terrier soiling crate9/24/2009
  Q: We just inherited a 5 yr old male fox terrier who poops and pees in his crate. My husband and I ...
  A: I raise smooth fox terriers and would love to see a picture of him and what state you got him from ...
Apartment dog9/23/2009
  Q: My husband and I have moved to an apartment and would like to get a dog. It is an average sized ...
  A: Go to www.AKC.org and look up the following breeds any one of them would probably be fine. Irish ...
AmStaff Terrier9/21/2009
  Q: I have a 2 1/2 year old amstaff terrier. I have been feeding her Members Mark "Exceed" dog food, by ...
  A: couple of things to help you out.... go on ebay and look for coupons for eukanuba they have them ...
chihuahua9/20/2009
  Q: Can you give a 4.6 pound chihuahua childrens tylenol for pain and if so how much?
  A: Tylenol is too strong for dogs... It is not recommended, but you usually can give a dog a ground ...
behavior problem9/19/2009
  Q: We need your insight. We recently added a new member to the family, a now 3 month old female mini ...
  A: Richard, Until you told me about the soiling, I would have said this is just a high spirited ...
licking her paws9/18/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr old mini rat terrier and she keeps lickin her paws they are so red and becoming ...
  A: Also, get a vitamin AND MINERAL supplement. Also, she needs more exercise,, she could be licking ...
new puppies showing aggression toward the older dog9/17/2009
  Q: I have a chihuahua, she is very passive and gets along with all other animal. I purchase a yorkie ...
  A: Sherry, I don't like seeing aggression in that age dog....It sounds like she really had to hold her ...
Lump on dogs throat/neck9/16/2009
  Q: I have a minature schnauzer. She is 4 years old. I am terrified. I just noticed a place on her ...
  A: I wouldn't worry too much....It sounds like a cyst or a raised hot spot....Since it is bothering ...
dog pregnancy9/15/2009
  Q: I have a 2 yr. bassett female that may be pregnant...not sure because she would only be about 4 ...
  A: It is a little early for her to be getting aggressive...Three things here could be going on...She ...
Please Help9/13/2009
  Q: I have a 6month old pitt bull puppy, for the last day are two he's been throwing up not eating or ...
  A: Of course if you cant go to a vet he could die....However if you can get some peptobismal into him ...
My puppi schnauzer9/12/2009
  Q: Hi my name is Eddie I hope u have an answer to my question I have a six month schnauzer girl and ...
  A: Edey Schnauzers can be very sensitive....Try to watch her carefully so you can prevent her from ...
Terrier coat/ baldness9/10/2009
  Q: We have recently acquired a crossbred terrier (half jack russell) pup from a reputable dog rescue. ...
  A: ,, Boy it sure sounds like mange.. especially with the baldness around the eyes...You might want to ...
infertility in border collie9/9/2009
  Q: i have a female border collie,she is just going on 3years. she came into heat twice but hasnt again ...
  A: I have known this to happen twice before and both times in later years there was a problem. I would ...
3 YR Puggle Won't Stop Eating Poop9/8/2009
  Q: I have a 4 year old Puggle who won't stop eating her poop. It's gotten to the point where I have to ...
  A: It most definitely sounds like a vitamin/mineral deficiency.... get her pet tabs WITH minerals..It ...
What breed is my dog?9/7/2009
  Q: I attached an image of my dog and i was wondering if you could tell what breed she is. We were ...
  A: she looks like she has a lot Pomeranian or American Eskimo in her.....If she is larger it would ...
hair loss9/6/2009
  Q: i have a question about my maltipom. she is 1 yr old and her hair is thinning i am pretty sure it ...
  A: What are you using for fleas? They are very hard to see and if you are not using anything for them ...
st bernard9/5/2009
  Q: I just acquired a 6 year old St Bernard three days ago. She doesn't seem to be eating much at all, I ...
  A: Darn! What a butt head is right.....no vet open on Saturday morning, even for a couple of hours? ...
How to choose a dog9/3/2009
  Q: I am struggling with how to select a dog. My daughter (age 10) has been begging me for a dog for ...
  A: First of all, if you are gone a long time during the day,, I would suggest you adopt an older dog. ...
Help w/Shy Maltese9/2/2009
  Q: We have a four year old maltese, Daisy, that I purchased at 12 weeks old. She lived with my mother, ...
  A: This should be an easy fix.....Sign her up for some classes at Petsmart or any group lessons, but ...
muscle mass9/1/2009
  Q: I have a Neopolitan Mastiff puppy around 3 months old. I feed him twice a day 2 and a half cups of ...
  A: Your puppy should be walked every day. This is healthy for his body and his mind and also ...
minature snauzer8/4/2008
  Q: what height should a miniature snauzer be in inches i assume that males are larger than females ...
  A: All schnauzers come from the standard schnauzer. The miniatures were bred down and the giants were ...
my little shih tz8/2/2008
  Q: I have three questions, one is what is the best way to stop the bitting? my pup is 10wks and when ...
  A: biting 1) put your thumb on her tongue and hold it down till she tries to get away. this should ...
Aggressiveness8/2/2008
  Q: We have a 3yr old Parson Russell Terrier male(neutered). I am the alpha and he totally listens to ...
  A: Krista, You may think you are the alpha, but not all the way. That type of behavior means he ...
mating season problems8/1/2008
  Q: hey.. i have got a one and a half year old labrador, i think he is on heat as has become very ...
  A: Male dogs do not come into heat. If he is restless, he may be smelling another dog who is in heat. ...
chiweenie size7/31/2008
  Q: I have a chiweenie the mother is half chihuaua half daschund and the father is the same the mother ...
  A: Kisha, There is no way to tell at this time, but I would think that the dachshund would be dominant ...
grooming schnoodles7/30/2008
  Q: I have two Schnoodles both are 2 years old. I bought a Deluxe Oster Grooming Kit/Medium Duty ...
  A: Go to Petedge.com and get Andis AG 2 speed clipper. It is $109.00 if you cannot afford that get ...
breeding a dog7/29/2008
  Q: How many times will a female dog allow herself to be mounted during her heat cycle? This is third ...
  A: It depends whether she is at her fertile time or not....the 13th day (give or take a day) is the ...
nursing chihuahua7/25/2008
  Q: My nursing chihuahua will whine occasionally, mainly when leaving her puppies to go to the bathroom ...
  A: she should be on puppy food and cottage cheese and maybe a calcium supplement. If you put her on ...
he so big and im not strong enough7/23/2008
  Q: my dog is 2yrs old he is a bull mastiff male. its bad enough that i cant pin him down while ...
  A: Take him to classes (with a muzzle if you have to) Find a good local trainer. A mastiff is ...
dog7/23/2008
  Q: My dog is 100lbs, he was playing with another dog, he tried to turn running at full speed,went to ...
  A: some of the over the counter meds can get them very sick. He can be given a "doggy aspirin" ...
Barking Brittany7/20/2008
  Q: I have a 9mo. old Brittany Spaniel. He is very hyperactive and loves to play, but is quite ...
  A: Cindy, No. one, he needs more exercise, tons of it. Go for long walks with him and make him stay ...
min pin had puppies7/20/2008
  Q: My min pin had puppies 24 hours ago and will not come out to eat or go the bathroom. I have bred ...
  A: Cyn Some have a stronger maternal instinct than others. Some small dogs get upset and don't eat. ...
Pregnant Toy Rat Terrier7/19/2008
  Q: I have a 2yr old female toy rat terrier and she is about 3 weeks pregnant. Do you know how long her ...
  A: Lindsey There is always a risk when a dog is pregnant. When the male is larger the risk increases ...
My ShiTzu has a strange eating habit7/19/2008
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me. My 3 year old male ShiTzu has a strange eating appearance. ...
  A: Well if you have the face hair shaved off one time, you will be able to tell. I shave them all the ...
dog7/16/2008
  Q: i have a 4 month old boxer and i have noticed he has been getting these smaill raised bumps that are ...
  A: For some reason, boxers get hives. You will have to visit the vet to get something that counteracts ...
HOUSEBREAKING7/14/2008
  Q: MY 7 MONTH OLD SHIH TSU PUPPY NO LONGER URINATES IN THE HOUSE BUT HE CONTINUES TO POOP IN THE HOUSE ...
  A: A puppy needs to be housebroken in each room. If you are giving him the run of the house he isn't ...
Yorkie personality7/13/2008
  Q: . I have a question for you. This might be tough for me to actually explain the problem. We bred ...
  A: First things first. Take her to vet and check her eyesight and then her hearing. Your description ...
Rat terrier ears smell7/12/2008
  Q: I got a rat terrier about 8 weeks ago and we give her a bath about every 7-10 days and know we are ...
  A: nikki The best thing of course is to have a vet check them. You need to know if it is a bacterial ...
antifugngal shampoo7/12/2008
  Q: this product at no pet stores. can you help me i think my dogs has ringworm and i don't have money ...
  A: debbie, I have not heard of this treatment for ringworm. The only thing I know is lamisil and I ...
Picking the Right Breed7/11/2008
  Q: I'm interested in purchasing a Brittany Spaniel. I had two Golden Retrievers, which were great ...
  A: The Brittanys that I have come in contact with have been great dogs. They are a bit hyper ...
6.5 yr. old male boxer7/10/2008
  Q: I have a 6.5 yr. old male boxer.when i first got him i put him on a large breed dog food.Well,I then ...
  A: Teeth can be worn down from bones and grinding, not usually from food unless it is very hard (which ...
Overweight Chinese Crested7/8/2008
  Q: My dog is suppossedly a full breed Chinese Crested Powderpuff. I have been reading that this breed ...
  A: Steph, there are always throwbacks in a line of dogs. That, plus the overweight problem could be ...
Housebroken dog suddenly not so housebroke7/7/2008
  Q: I have a 2 year old whippet mix that I have had for around a year. She was spayed and housebroken ...
  A: Lauren, I'm confused, you say you leave her in the house because it gets too cold in the house. ...
westie poop problems7/7/2008
  Q: Our westie insists on pooping and peeing out on our wood deck or on the stone walkway. We have ...
  A: Try taking her for walks and play with her in some open fields until she goes to the bathroom. This ...
A Biting Lhasa Apso7/6/2008
  Q: Maddie the Biting Lhasa Apso Dear Patti, My brother’s friend saw a cute six-year-old Lhasa Apso ...
  A: It seems like you have tried everything. Everything but discipline. Get Cesar Milans book. The ...
cairn terrier looking for compatable playmate7/5/2008
  Q: My female cairn is almost 2 years old and I am concidering getting her a compatable friend- I know ...
  A: Sheila, Lots of my customers have more than one cairn. They seem to get along whether male or ...
a puppy question7/4/2008
  Q: hi the dog i have gotten from craig's list ended up pregnant b4 i got her and ended up with 6 ...
  A: At two weeks they should see a vet and be wormed. At four weeks they should be started (not ...
silky terrier and stranger anxiety7/3/2008
  Q: We have a silky terrier, his name is Nash. He will be one year old on 7/31/2008. He is a very loving ...
  A: Rita, He needs you to take full charge of him. Right now he feels he has to take care of you, that ...
Pet clippers7/2/2008
  Q: I have a Poodle and have been using clippers from Walmart that cost less than $50.00 and am ready to ...
  A: The variable speed clippers are nice. The Oster is the most dependable for home use. It does not ...
Having German Shepherd and a Yorkshire Terrier7/1/2008
  Q: I have a 6 months old German Shepherd. My wife and I are so attached to her. Sometimes we feel she ...
  A: The size could be a problem if the shepherd goes to play with the little one and accidently hurts ...
Border collie in the city?6/29/2008
  Q: Can a border collies live in the city? What kind of daily exercise does this breed need? And does it ...
  A: Tara, yes, however they cannot be alone and unchallenged for a long time. They are very busy and ...
Behavior6/29/2008
  Q: I have a 6yr.old chow-sheltie mix,very loving dog,but when people walk by the fence outside she ...
  A: Jim She must be socialized in a class. And then you must get enough control of her so that when ...
new puppy6/28/2008
  Q: i just got an 11 week old American staffordshire terrior and i know nothing about puppies. i mean i ...
  A: Jamie your pup should be on a good food, such as eukanuba puppy food, or Bill Jack puppy food. He ...
Min Pin Poops In house/eats everything!6/28/2008
  Q: I adopted a 13 month old Min Pin from a rescue center about 3 weeks ago. He had been there for 2 ...
  A: first of all get him a multivitamin MINERAL supplement. It will take about 4 MONTHS to work even if ...
dog and child6/26/2008
  Q: I have a daughter that is 4 and a 18month rottweiler. The dog is well mannered and we have never ...
  A: Elaine, I don't like the sound of this, please contact your breeder and go to a trainer used to ...
1 or 2 dogs better?6/26/2008
  Q: We have a 3-year-old female Chihuahua. She is so sweet, smart, and very laid back. We have had no ...
  A: Sylvia, I think after the initial jealousy, etc. she will love the company. Chihuahua's like ...
breeding6/25/2008
  Q: my 2 year old shepard was just bred last night. She hadn't been bleeding for about 3 or 4 days and ...
  A: Laurie, some dogs start bleeding again after breeding some don't. My dogs always bleed after ...
dog breeding6/25/2008
  Q: What day should I bred my male and female dogs? And someone told me the 7th and the 11th day.
  A: Adrian, Keep them separate until you breed them (it will keep the male more interested). Breed ...
What kind of dog do I have??6/24/2008
  Q: About 3 days ago I got a dog from the Humane Society. I was told she was a 2 year old terrier ...
  A: Nice pictures. Have you ever seen the old black and white movies "Our Gang Comedy"? Your dog is ...
Dachshund pregnancy6/23/2008
  Q: My female dachshund was bred for the first time on June 1. She is a very petite bitch, and I ...
  A: Ginger, It wouldn't hurt to add cottage cheese to her daily diet, as a calcium source. I believe an ...
Training my husky6/22/2008
  Q: Okay I recently got a husky from someone, it was heavily under weight, he is dog aggressive cause ...
  A: Tiffany, There are a lot of questions here. Lets do one at a time and you can contact me through my ...
soft coated wheaten terrier,6/21/2008
  Q: my 15 month scwt is itching and biting her skin alot, i have had her to the vet who says she has an ...
  A: paula, she is a terrier, she needs a high fat diet and absolutely NO fleas. Use advantage on her ...
puppy testicles6/20/2008
  Q: i have a lab almost 5 mo. have read numerous different things on when the male testicles should ...
  A: If he is not noticeably dropped by 9 months, I would have a vet check him. And there is no set ...
House Training6/19/2008
  Q: I have a ten month old Yorkie Poo who is still having issues with peeing in the house. Is it too ...
  A: The easiest solution I see, is to pick her up and hold her while you get your shoes on. Talk to her ...
follow up about hair loss on golden6/19/2008
  Q: She is eating a natural food that she has been on for years. She isn,t on any flee treatment. Not ...
  A: Alan, I cant find the original question here. But if your golden recently had pups she will blow ...
Puppy pawing and submissive urination6/17/2008
  Q: We have a 12 month old Boston Terrier named Lily that is very very hyper and loves to ...
  A: There are a couple of things I want you to try. But let me backtrack. Did putting your hand on her ...
Shih Tzu Aggression...6/17/2008
  Q: My husband and I have a 1.5 yr old Shih Tzu, (he was abandoned), for 4 months now. He is house ...
  A: J Yes this aggression can go to the baby if you don't get a handle on it. Put a pinch collar on him ...
What's wrong with my Yorkiepoo6/16/2008
  Q: Lately, he's been really aggressive after baths. He does laps around the living room, barking and ...
  A: I think he is just feeling good after his bath. You may want to redirect the aggressive behavior ...
Neutering a dog6/16/2008
  Q: I have a 3.5 year old west highland terrier dog who is not neutered. When I bought him he did not ...
  A: Olga, I have many male dogs, only one had a minor problem, the others all lived till they were 12 or ...
2 questions...6/14/2008
  Q: I have 2 questions... 1)My boyfriend and I have a little lab mix,(Hunter)- hes a year old and under ...
  A: Absolutely the husky needs more food. Purina One is an excellent food. I use it myself. The husky ...
Puppy afraid to go for walk or ride in car6/14/2008
  Q: Zoey is a 7 month old rescuse mixed breed (probably some poodle and terrier). We have had her for 5 ...
  A: I had the same experience with a dog I acquired. Zoey is afraid she is going to be given away. ...
crate training.6/13/2008
  Q: I have a 6 month old beagle/poodle/pug that i have been trying to housebreak. I have had her for 2 ...
  A: Start working the pad closer and closer to the dog while still taking her out regularly. Two ...
My Dog is about to Give Birth!6/12/2008
  Q: My dog is in its first stge of labor right now! My bitch has had pups once before and we knew a lot ...
  A: A heating pad can burn puppies. The mother should keep them warm enough if you have enough bedding ...
I just got a dog that wasn't trained right6/11/2008
  Q: My friend has never had a dog before but she has lots of cats. She trained the pup as a cat more ...
  A: kim On a temporary basis, I would try crate training him. Take him out when he has to go, if he ...
Female in heat6/9/2008
  Q: I have two dogs. One female pure-bred beagle, about a year and a half old, and a male stray. We are ...
  A: Kelli, If the male dog was neutered late, or has had a sexual experience before neutering, he will ...
dog grooming6/8/2008
  Q: I live in a small community where dog grooming is very limited resulting in very long wait even when ...
  A: If you want to leave a 1/4 inch on your dog (very short), then purchase a 7F blade. If you want a ...
milk6/1/2008
  Q: i have a poodle that mated last week is there any supplement i can give her to produce milk as she ...
  A: I would give her calcium and Pettabs has a vitamin and mineral supplement (there may be one with ...
Breeding6/1/2008
  Q: I have a male that I have never had a problem with breeding especially wanting or trying to breed. ...
  A: Separate him from all females. Keep him away until it is time to breed. Is the bitch flagging ...
Overweight Jack Russell Terrier5/31/2008
  Q: My JR Terrier is 3 and weighs 25 lbs. He is a male and has been fixed. I feed him Science Diet R/D; ...
  A: A cup of food a day is a LOT. I feed my dogs (25 lbs) a half cup a day and I mix in a little real ...
dog having pups5/31/2008
  Q: i was wondering if you could help me i took my dog for a check up at the vets and he said he could ...
  A: It is definitely possible she has one in her rib cage, No vet can feel puppies at 2 to 3 weeks. I ...
ADOPTED 8 YEAR OLD WESTIE FROM LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER5/31/2008
  Q: I ADOPTED AN 8 YEAR OLD FEMALE WESTIE TODAY, AT THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER. THEY SAID SHE WAS ...
  A: how is her skin? if she seems to have dry skin give her omega three fatty acids. ...
worms..yuck!5/30/2008
  Q: My new puppy has worms. It was in his feces, I believe it was a roundworm, but it seemed rather ...
  A: The puppy heart worm med should take care of most worms, However, if he has tape, which doesn't show ...
Mini dachshund problem5/30/2008
  Q: My mini dachshund charlie is 3 months old, we got him when he was 7 weeks. He was on beneful when we ...
  A: It sounds like something is bothering his system. Take him to a vet and have him checked out. ...
Adult Dog Rebellion8/22/2007
  Q: I have a little dog (Pomeranian, Poodle, Sheltie mix), a 9 month old son, and my wife and I are gone ...
  A: 10 hours is too long for a small dog to hold it. Put puppy pads down for her to use during the ...
Nuetered Jack -Rat Terrier6/19/2007
  Q: my 2 yr old male Jack Russell- Rat Terrier mix has been trying to mount my 7 week old German ...
  A: Sarah, Sometimes it doesn't work, but whether it does or not, you will need to give it some time for ...
dog doesn't like my husband6/19/2007
  Q: I have a problem. About a month ago, we agreed to adopt a small terrier mix from a family that ...
  A: Frances, Everything you and your husband is doing right now is great. But I want you to take her ...
how do I get a older dog housebroken, along with a 7 month old pup? HELP! HELP!!6/19/2007
  Q: I need serious advice! I'm ready to go crazy!! ok, I have a MaltiPoo, 1 1/2 yrs old. Got him at 8 ...
  A: Stacey, Neutering should help a bit, but not right away. Besides he is marking his territory and ...
Neutered Male Dog6/18/2007
  Q: I have a 2 year old male that was neutered at 6m. We also have a 6m female that recently went into ...
  A: Tracey, Although I have heard of this before, I have never heard the outcome. It sounds to me like ...
my pet lhasa apso6/18/2007
  Q: i bought home a female lhasa apso a month ago.now she is 2 months old.my local vet tells me that she ...
  A: Rupa, make sure you take her to a class and get her socialized. Also put some bad tasting stuff, ...
testicals6/16/2007
  Q: i just but a pug puppy which is 6 months old he has not his testicals in place at what age are dogs ...
  A: They are usually down right away, or sometime before six months. You may have a problem there. ...
Skin tags on my older dog6/15/2007
  Q: What can I apply to them to get them healed- I am applying peroxide and it seems to be helping-but ...
  A: Jo, this is more a vet question and I am not supposed to answer it. I will tell you, if it were my ...
Training6/15/2007
  Q: Nancy, my 5 month old Yorkie doesn't listen to me anytime after our training sessions. He's ...
  A: Danetra, This is why treat training is sometimes not good, but you can do two things. One: hold ...
pregnancy6/14/2007
  Q: i have 2 labs that are pregnant day 26. they have developed strange behavior with eating all of a ...
  A: Chris, At least during meal times for now separate them, or the submissive one won't have enough to ...
4 year out mix6/14/2007
  Q: Can you HELP me!!! My 3 1'2 year old Chiuaua/ jack mix will not stop using the bath room in the ...
  A: Amy, Is he neutered, it sounds like he is marking his territory. When he is in the house, keep him ...
dogs6/14/2007
  Q: i have a 7 month lod bitch i cant see ant sines of bleeding but my dog has just started and he wont ...
  A: Tracy, if it is a small dog, (toy breed) you may not see bleeding because she is clean. Separate ...
Grooming6/13/2007
  Q: my dog will not let me cut his nails. i read that if i give him benadryl it will help him calm down ...
  A: I had a dog once that hated having her nails cut and I would let her fall into a deep sleep and just ...
hair growth6/13/2007
  Q: I recently shaved my dogs hair and now I wished I hadn't. How long will it take for her hair to grow ...
  A: Frances, It sounds like you shaved it too close. what blade number did you use. It sounds like ...
pitbulls6/13/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old pit mix that i just bought and were getting another 8 week old full american ...
  A: Jessica, Pit bulls are wonderful family dogs if you know how to train them and train them early. ...
Brittany6/13/2007
  Q: I have had Dogs all my life at the age of 56 I have a One year old Brittany That won't leave the ...
  A: Well John, sounds like she needs some tiring out and exercise. Get a back pack for her that you can ...
My Jack Russell6/12/2007
  Q: I have a 12 week old and have been crate training him. I believe I have done everything I can - he ...
  A: Leigh, Does he go to the bathroom in his crate? If not, when you take him out and he doesn't go, ...
grooming + behavior6/11/2007
  Q: I own a Jack R Terrier named Benji. He is a very smart and friendly dog. the problem is that he so ...
  A: Vivian, Two things to try: for the grooming a mild tranquilizer from the vet will take care of ...
pregnant?6/11/2007
  Q: my dog is about four years old now and is usually very active and playful. lately she has gained ...
  A: Sarah More importantly, has she been with a male dog when she was in heat? Vomiting is not a sign of ...
yorkie in heat6/10/2007
  Q: how long does it usually last when she is in heat and there has been no sign of bleeding i have a ...
  A: lon, you are taking a chance when you breed the larger male to a smaller female. You might wind up ...
biting &nipping6/10/2007
  Q: cant stop my staff from bitting &nipping you help she is 5 month old &she holds her blander in day ...
  A: Charles, She is probably teething as well as going through puppy stage. put some hot sauce on your ...
Breeding6/9/2007
  Q: I would like to know how to breed my 3 year old Shih Tzu, we already have a male. How do I know ...
  A: Dorothy, A male should be about 18 months before you breed him even though he will be able to do so ...
Pup in Heat6/7/2007
  Q: I have a 6/7 month old German Shepherd puppy that we found in a dumpster She has started her first ...
  A: Tamara, She will be in heat for about 3 to 4 weeks. Yes, keep her in. A male dog can smell a ...
Picking a dog for an elderly man6/6/2007
  Q: My dad, 91, recently had to have his dog of 16 years put down and his missing her terribly. Our ...
  A: Daphne, I would get him something that could sit in his lap, like a 4/5 year old pomeranian. They ...
Accidental breeding6/5/2007
  Q: My Sheltie was accidentally bred by my male May31.There was a tie.She has never had pups.My vet said ...
  A: Lindy, There is something out there that is very expensive, that shows early pregnancy. I believe ...
puppy chewing6/4/2007
  Q: i have a 6 MO old terrier mix that i rescued. i give him plenty of toys and dog bones for chewing ...
  A: Julie, two things, put him on eukanuba puppy food for another 6 months. that will help and get some ...
Trimming my dogs toenails6/3/2007
  Q: Nancy, First off thank you for your time. My name is Ryan and I am writting you from Vancouver ...
  A: Ryan (that is my granson's name, so you are already a favorite) Although this sounds like a vet ...
How Many Poo's6/3/2007
  Q: She is called Molly. She is a really well behave good little dog. she is almost house trained, so ...
  A: Kathryn, Yes it is normal, input output plus an extra. Very good. I'm not sure about the weight, ...
shaving newfoundlands6/3/2007
  Q: Can you tell me what size blade to use on a newfoundland. How short should I cut the coat?
  A: Rose, A number 7F blade would take the hair down to 1/4 of an inch. If there is a lot of undercoat, ...
australian vs yorkie terrier6/2/2007
  Q: How can i determine if my dog is yorkie or australian? We bought him at a pet store - no papers - ...
  A: Nancy, The only way to tell is a DNA test, but it is very expensive. The only other way is to buy ...
what type of puppy to get6/2/2007
  Q: i own an aussie/border collie mix 7yr old female dog named shana. we are looking to get a new puppy ...
  A: Mindy, Either one should be fine, if you have any doubts at all go for the male it is always a good ...
Dog Pregnancy6/2/2007
  Q: My dog is around 54 days pregnant. Today she has gone off her food. She eats little bits. She is not ...
  A: Ria, No, a dog usually has a tremendous appetite during pregnancy. She could be off her food if ...
chihuahua breeding6/1/2007
  Q: I have a female chihuahua on her second heat. I also have a male chihuahua that is about 7 months ...
  A: jennifer, As any animal, dogs can mature at different times. I would say two things are going on: ...
Pregnant chihuahua6/1/2007
  Q: My Chihuahua is at day 58. Yesterday on 5/31/2007 at 1100 am her temp dropped to 98.3 and she lost ...
  A: Marie, Since i just got this, you have probably already gotten her to the vet. You are doing the ...
peeing & pooping5/31/2007
  Q: We rescued a 1 1/2 yr old miniature dachshund from the humane society. We have a full size the same ...
  A: Alan, you will have to remain outside until he pees. Then praise and treat him as if he saved your ...
Basset Hound Puppy5/30/2007
  Q: First of all do you have any tips on training my puppy basset not to jump on us. We have a baby ...
  A: Jenny, Keep pushing her down and say "off" when she is on all fours give her a treat. Also teach ...
4 yr old min pin due june 12th- pregnancy questions5/30/2007
  Q: My min pin is 4. Her name is Keira and she looks as if she could pop. I am nervous only because this ...
  A: Glenda, My friend's minpin had anywhere from 1 to 5. With little dogs make sure you hold them on ...
my dog lost her mucas plug on sunday5/30/2007
  Q: my pit bull lost her mucus plug on sunday morn. no puppies yet the vet says she is fine but i wonder ...
  A: Sara, Please tell me what day she is? 59 63? They lose there plug anytime around the last week. ...
My Rotti won't come into heat5/30/2007
  Q: I have owned a female rotti since she was 3 weeks old. She turned 5 years old last October. She has ...
  A: Katy, Take her to a vet that specializes in fertilization. Or find one somewhere and call and ask ...
Stinky Silky Pup5/30/2007
  Q: I have a Silky Terrier Pup who is 10 weeks old. Lulu is eating well and is full of energy however ...
  A: jane, check two things first, her teeth and her ears. sometimes they get food in their teeth that ...
My new puppy5/29/2007
  Q: I have a new Rat Terrier/Lhasa Apso mix. He is almost 8 weeks old. I have two questions.... 1) He ...
  A: Dawn, Watch him closely for any stranger behavior. A concussion may not have happened, but I wonder ...
3 month old English Bulldog Peeing everywhrere5/28/2007
  Q: My wife and I bought an English Bulldog puppy and he is now 3 months old. We didn't have a problem ...
  A: You don't say where he was when you went away. It is so easy for animals to get into bad habits or ...
my puppy got in a dog fight5/28/2007
  Q: My chocolate lab puppy that's only 9 weeks old got attacked by 3 mastiffs yesterday and they bit of ...
  A: Julie, If they took a upper level of skin off as well, there is the possibility that it will not ...
whippet barking5/28/2007
  Q: I have had my 9mnth old whippet for 3mnths. She lived with an aggressive dog.When I take her for ...
  A: Kathryn, I know this sounds odd, but do NOT praise her when she stops barking. When a dog stops ...
Puppy poops in her kennel5/27/2007
  Q: My husband and I got a puppy about a month and a half ago. When we first brought her home she was ...
  A: Sharon, couple of things to try. put her in a room where she won't hurt anything, like a ...
I have a problem with my new dog5/26/2007
  Q: yesterday we got a staffordshire terrier, she's 10 months old, she has never been on a leash or had ...
  A: Danielle, She has the right idea. In the kennel, then outside, then on leash in the house so you ...
jack russell5/25/2007
  Q: I own a Jack Russell, he is 7 years old, and a wire hair. He has an anxiety problem, he constanly ...
  A: Shannon, He needs long walks at a brisk pace where he stays by your side the whole time, and don't ...
About my Pug5/24/2007
  Q: She went into her second heat on March 12th & was breed on March 26th I estimate her delivery at May ...
  A: Alisa, All your concerns are valid. Lets hope she has them before you leave. Is the stud owner a ...
Birth5/23/2007
  Q: I have a pocket poogle hybrid/mutt that is pregnant and I can basically say that the date of ...
  A: I wouldn't be worried about the milk, however, I don't like the 99.5 temp so early. Keep a watch on ...
My 2 year old Dauchsund Charlie5/21/2007
  Q: I was just given a two year old Dauchsund. He was abused by his last family because of his habit to ...
  A: Kristine 1 he is definitely marking his territory, while he is in your house, (his new den that he ...
Mastiff Puppy Playing To Hard with Smaller Dog5/21/2007
  Q: I recently got a new puppy that is an English Mastiff. She’s wonderful and very smart. But I am ...
  A: Brandy, I would separate them and only let them play when you are there to make sure she doesn't get ...
stealing food5/21/2007
  Q: I have a six month old mastiff, and he has discovered that he can reach the counter top. I don't ...
  A: Try putting some very spicy tasting SMALL piece of food that he will not like. Line the counter top ...
jumping5/19/2007
  Q: I have a female Yellow Lab. who is still jumping on people. A squirt bottle, a knee, snaping on the ...
  A: Shirley, Here are a couple of ideas? Point at her with an angry feeling and look on your face. ...
trying to stud bassett hound5/17/2007
  Q: I have a male bassett and a female in heat was dropped off yesterday. Humphrey is showing all kinds ...
  A: Since she is only on her 10th day, I would separate them for one day. Give him a rest. She is not ...
Chorkie5/9/2007
  Q: Can a dog this small be trained to an indoor litterpan type deal I have larger dogs and they all go ...
  A: I have not had much luck with the litter pans for dogs. It seems to confuse them. I would go for ...
multipoo chewing herself5/9/2007
  Q: I have a 1 year old maltipoo that keeps chewing herself, I have tried the expensive sensitive skin ...
  A: How often and how long did you use the advantage. I feel she is having a flea or two jump on her ...
my pregnant dog5/9/2007
  Q: I was wondering how long before my female pit bull's due date(I counted 63 days after they mated) ...
  A: Jen, If you are a responsible breeder, you will sit with her when she whelps and count the ...
about male pug5/8/2007
  Q: i have 2 pugs.my question is the female is in heat any ready to breed.however the male enters her ...
  A: Cindy, There may be a size difference that is interferring. Or she may not be ready, although at 2 ...
yorkie heat sessions?5/8/2007
  Q: i have a yorkie who is 2 yrs of age, she has had certain shots but needs a few more. my question is, ...
  A: Monica, Anything is possible with dogs, but I would check to see if she has a urinary tract ...
House training5/8/2007
  Q: I have a 6 month old Pomeranian male dog (recently neutered) that I inherited from my aunt (he went ...
  A: Debbie, when a dog is in a crate they are holding it in. When you take him out of the crate, you ...
My 9 month old Westie5/7/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old West Highland Terrior. She is for the most, part potty trained. Sure she has an ...
  A: Michael, What is your reaction when she does this. Do you feel distressed or giving out negative ...
info on preg dog5/5/2007
  Q: i have a don that is almost5wks preg when will she start showing i also found out she had trouble ...
  A: Angela, What do you mean by "don" was that supposed to be dog? she should have started showing a ...
dog breeding5/4/2007
  Q: Is it bad to tie a first time female in heat with several studs? Does it cause more stress for the ...
  A: Joy, If you breed multiple fathers to one female, Akc will regard them all as mixed breeds. You ...
FEMALE DOG LEAKING MILK5/4/2007
  Q: Good morning, I have a 7 yr old English Bulldog who has never been spayed and was never mated with ...
  A: Yvette, She is having a false pregnancy. This can be painful and emotional for a female dog. I ...
Housetraining puppies5/3/2007
  Q: I rescued a pair of greyhound puppies 5 weeks ago. I believe they are about 16 or 17 weeks old now. ...
  A: Penny, How are they in a crate. I think you should bring them out, if they don't poop, then bring ...
Jack russel coat condition5/3/2007
  Q: My 5 year old white jack Russell's coat has just started to turn a rusty color on the lower back and ...
  A: vicky, If he is a broken coat JR and he doesn't even have ONE flea on him, then he needs more fat ...
labrador nutrition4/30/2007
  Q: Perry, Your profile indicates that terriers are your area of expertise,but are you knowledgeable ...
  A: Bruce, First of all, with larger dogs, you have to watch for the bone growth verses the joints. So ...
My dogs strange behaviour4/30/2007
  Q: I have a chocolate lab border collie mix she is 11 months old and she is in heat, she seems very ...
  A: Taylor, Yes, the younger the dog the more strange the the behavior can be. The swelling sometimes ...
my pup4/26/2007
  Q: my dog isabell is approx.6-8 mos old she has been in heat for 3 weeks and is still bleeding i came ...
  A: michelle, If a dog is unattended during heat, you can bet a male dog will find a way to mate with ...
Boxers and toddlers4/26/2007
  Q: We have two year old twins. We are thinking about getting a Boxer puppy for our family. Do you feel ...
  A: Tonya, There are few dogs out there that have the unique quality of being protective and loving ...
compatible with rott/chow mix?4/26/2007
  Q: I have an eleven week old female rott/chow. I'm looking to get a second puppy. I've always wanted a ...
  A: The safest thing is to get the opposite sex animal. The rottie chow can go either way, I've seen ...
pregnant stray4/25/2007
  Q: I have a dilema here. There is this little white dog (looks like a JR terrier mix) that has always ...
  A: do not give her to the shelter, no matter what they tell you to your face, they will put her down. ...
green vaginal discharge in female dog4/25/2007
  Q: My husband and I breed ukc reg. apbt. we recently had one of our females artificially insemenated(19 ...
  A: shannon, i don't know what your vet will tell you, but anytime I have had a green discharge I have ...
pomarain dog4/23/2007
  Q: my dog is a girl just lately she has this thing that is hard and looks like its coming out of her ...
  A: Emily, take the girl to the vet asap and find out. I don't know what it is if I can't see it, but ...
house breaking4/22/2007
  Q: i got my 16 week male shih tzu yesturday he went pee outside all the time and now today hes doing it ...
  A: marilyn, when he first wakes up he will have to go so take him out. he will need to go every 3 ...
Licking and Puking4/21/2007
  Q: Why does our 3 year old Shitzu lick everything and is this why he pukes quite often, usually in the ...
  A: Barbara, you have me stumped, but if he is licking things that are poisoness to his system, I think ...
How do I know if my dog is expecting?4/20/2007
  Q: We have all of a sudden noticed that our dogs teats are getting bigger. I squeezed all 10 of them ...
  A: if she was left unattended while in heat, you can probably count on puppies. Males can smell a dog ...
Did I get crooked?4/19/2007
  Q: I recently bought a miniature pinscher for my daughter at christmas. We love this animal she is just ...
  A: April, Were you promised akc papers? or were you just promised papers. There are several different ...
how to help my 4yr old shitzu except 2mo. old shitzu4/18/2007
  Q: I have 4 yr old male shitzu he is not fixed if that makes a diffrence, I don't know. We just got a ...
  A: what is going on right now is normal. the pup will want to play more than the adult male will. ...
Akita Compatibility4/18/2007
  Q: I have a two year old female akita, she is very loving and friendly to those that she is around all ...
  A: Bobbie, Believe it or not I have heard several times that smaller male dogs are a good match for ...
My only likes me4/18/2007
  Q: our dog is a Pomeranian her name is Shelby. We have had her since 8 weeks old. She is now almost 2 ...
  A: Jen and Paul, You must both establish yourself as pack leader. Right now she is confused, she owns ...
Old English Mastiff4/17/2007
  Q: I have a 14 month old Mastiff. He is very friendly with everybody inside and out of the house. He ...
  A: Keeley, What does your trainer say? Mastiffs can be very aggressive when they reach maturity, ...
puppy is timid4/17/2007
  Q: I have a yorkie/dachshund mix 6 month old puppy. We have had her since she was 8 weeks old. So she ...
  A: Lindsay, If you don't discipline her as well as your boyfriend, she will become confused. She needs ...
"Floating Testicals" in dogs.4/10/2007
  Q: My male dog was 8 weeks old when we got him and he only had one testicle.I've heard that one can pop ...
  A: There is that possibility. However, if he only had one testicle, he might not have a floating one. ...
Saint Bernard dog4/9/2007
  Q: I have a male Saint Bernard dog, 14 months old and he is not aggressive with any of the family ...
  A: Tamer, It is not good to have aggression in a St Bernard. Call your breeder for advice and also ...
MY DOG'S BREASTS ARE GETTING BIGGER4/9/2007
  Q: MY DOG JUST GOT OUT OF HER FIRST HEAT AND HER BREASTS ARE GETTING LARGER AND WE KEPT HER SEPARATE ...
  A: Ashley She could be having a false pregnancy. Check with your vet, of course, to see if anything is ...
Potty Training ??4/8/2007
  Q: I just adopted a 5 yr old female yorkie. Her owners claimed she was housetrained and I beleive ...
  A: My dogs always had a yard to go in. When I went to a dog show, I had to have them on leash. They ...
my dog is pregnany4/8/2007
  Q: I have a Pekingese, she got pregnant around the 11th of feb. she is leaking milk her temp is around ...
  A: I would say she is going to have them any day. Don't leave her alone and find out the warning ...
Beagle Urinating4/7/2007
  Q: Nancy, I have a very similar situation with my two year old female beagle. She urinates ...
  A: you, become the dominent one. Take her for long walks where she cannot move from your side. Make ...
potty training a dog4/6/2007
  Q: we have bought a 10 month old male dachshund mix and we are having a problem with his potty habits, ...
  A: Ken, He is frightened. When a dog urinates when you approach, he is submitting to you. This is ...
Rat Terrier Breeding4/2/2007
  Q: I have a 10 month old female and a two year old male. The female had a "heat" cycle approx. 2 months ...
  A: Brandi, she may be pregnant. It is not good that she is so young. Check with a vet to see if he ...
Siberian Husky4/2/2007
  Q: My siberian husky had puppies on january 15th and i was just wondering how long until she goes into ...
  A: Christy, Approximately 4 to 6 months after she gave birth. Don't breed her again, always skip a ...
yorkie messing crate after being in kennel4/1/2007
  Q: our 1 yr. old large yorkie spent last weekend in a very nice kennel. almost every night he has been ...
  A: Sandy, couple of possibilities. 1 he has picked up a worm, did he come back with fleas? 2 he was not ...
Breeding4/1/2007
  Q: We currently own a yorkie and we would like to breed. My question is, the yorkie we have now is CKC. ...
  A: Brandy, AKC, CKC, UKC are cubs that have been created to record the pedigrees of dogs. AKC is ...
my bishon frise3/29/2007
  Q: I have been adding all meat I cook with her hard for which is lamb and rice. is that ok. I also am ...
  A: Try the Proplan sensitive stomache and skin salmon, or the turkey and barley. Bichons can have ...
breeding daughter w/ father in poms3/27/2007
  Q: can you really breed a father with a daughter in poms? this is her first breed and they are both ...
  A: Kathy, yes you can if the backgrounds are not too interbred. It is done all the time in nature. ...
BREEDING MY LAB3/26/2007
  Q: MY CHOCOLATE LAB XEANA IS IN HEAT SHE IS 11 MONTHS OLD. SHE IS 70 LBS. IS SHE TO YOUNG TO BREED? ...
  A: your 11 month old lab is equal to a 7 year old child. She is not full grown yet. If you breed her ...
stomache noises3/26/2007
  Q: Please help me.My dog has loud stomach noises and does not eat when this occurs.She will be fine for ...
  A: Doris, Give one more dog food a try, please and let me know. Proplan sensitive stomach salmon . ...
breeds3/25/2007
  Q: I am a stay at home mom of 4, eldest 10 youngest 2. We have been researching for 3 months on the ...
  A: Airedale (get the runt), golden retriever, boxer, Brittany spaniel, soft coated wheaten, mini ...
French Bulldogs/hearing problems3/23/2007
  Q: Does the pigmentation of a Frenchie have anything to do with their hearing? ie: If a puppy is all ...
  A: Michael, A recessive gene can be associated with deafness, but Frenchies come in white, which means ...
Type of dog to get3/23/2007
  Q: First I have to say that I have never owned a dog. I have two children What kind of dog would be a ...
  A: Rachel, If you had dogs in the past, I would probably suggest a boxer. They are wonderful with ...
Scared Dog3/22/2007
  Q: My husband is a truck driver and has taken our great dane/german shepherd mix with him in his truck ...
  A: Holly, First of all, it is not a good thing to let him hang out the window. I have seen dogs get ...
breeding3/22/2007
  Q: i have a yellow male lab and a black female lab they live togethr and she was in heat this last week ...
  A: Eric, A bitch is in heat for 3 to 4 weeks they are fertile on about the 13th day. Has she reached ...
Male Pekingese3/22/2007
  Q: My five year old is neutered but he still lifts inside the house. He lifts on the garbage can, ...
  A: Jaime, Whenever he is alone in the house, you should confine him to a room where it doesn't matter ...
Size dog for size of yard3/21/2007
  Q: Is there a certain amount of room (yard space) a dog must have based on it's size? Trying to change ...
  A: Cindy, This is a double question in a way. What is good for a dog and what the city ordenance says ...
Mother dog and pups3/21/2007
  Q: My (Australian Shepherd) gave birth about a little over a wk ago and she is still having vaginal ...
  A: take her to the vet to have her checked. There is a bloody discharge that occurs after birth and it ...
My Mum`s dog and behaviour after birth3/21/2007
  Q: My mum`s dog (staffieXpitbull)just gave birth two days ago. she had two puppies and this her second ...
  A: Megan, There is always a possibility that she has a pup left, but more than likely she is having ...
Marking his Territory3/20/2007
  Q: I adopted my dog, Bantam, from our local humane society about 5 and a half months ago, and I have ...
  A: The best case would be to spend a day at doggy day camp and keep him on leash and every time he goes ...
large liters3/19/2007
  Q: I heard that it's not good for a dog to have a large liter of pups because it could cause them to ...
  A: Danielle, the only problem I know of in large litters is that fact that it is a drain on the mom and ...
dog breeding3/19/2007
  Q: I have a 4 year old South African Boerboel and was wondering if there is an age limit that you ...
  A: Mary, I don't know too much about that breed, in fact, I have never heard of it. Can you send me a ...
Pregant Yorkie3/19/2007
  Q: I was away on vacation and let my 18 year old daughter baby sit my 3 year old male yorkie and my 9 ...
  A: Tammy, Most of the time young dogs have an easier time having the pups, but she may really have some ...
pregnant dog3/18/2007
  Q: My dog is pregnant and she is a lab. She was in heat some time in February and my other dog, an ...
  A: Ashton, It takes 63 days from conception to have puppies. If you know when she was bred by your ...
dog breeding3/18/2007
  Q: I was looking to breed them when she was a bit older i thought she was a bit young at the moment and ...
  A: I would say that the possibility of pregnancy is about 90 percent. I would add a little cottage ...
In heat or something else?3/17/2007
  Q: I have a 14 month old female boxer. I got her from a breeder when she was 10 months old. The breeder ...
  A: KC Yes she is definitely in heat. She will get more swollen and she ovulates and becomes ready to ...
breeding3/16/2007
  Q: We have a 9 mo. old Sch-noodle (Schnauzer Poodle). She has not yet gone into heat. We understand ...
  A: Arlen, Most reputable breeders don't breed the first heat, due to immaturity of the females bones. ...
Breeding3/16/2007
  Q: I have 2 poms. I am trying to breed my female. The male does not seem to know what he is doing. He ...
  A: elissa, separate them for two days and try again, the female is not swollen enough. The fertile ...
big litters3/15/2007
  Q: my black lab just had 9 puppies will they get enough to eat?
  A: Angie, You may want to supplement a bit to ease the strain on the mom. Get espilac and get the ...
potty training3/15/2007
  Q: My Husband made the mistake of allowing our 12 week old Border Collie to use the potty in his crate. ...
  A: Erika, The only way I know to stop her is to confine her to a room, open the cage and leave it open. ...
Male to short for breeding3/15/2007
  Q: SHE HAS BEEN IN HEAT FOR 3 DAYSI have a pair of yorkies that are over 1yo and I have been interested ...
  A: That is the problem. She is not swollen or ovulating yet. Separate them so she doesn't get angry ...
Dog question...3/14/2007
  Q: I have a 3 yr old chihuahua, may be a mix of dashund, I am not sure. She is all of a sudden licking ...
  A: Jessica, Pleas take your dog to the vet to have her checked out. There are a few minor reasons why ...
Beagle Sibblings3/13/2007
  Q: Nancy, My boyfriend and I are looking into getting a beagle puppy. We both work about 10 hrs a day ...
  A: Kelsey, I think getting two is a good idea, but you will have to be a little stricter with them ...
Shy dog3/12/2007
  Q: we just got our 1 1/2 yr old dog from our local pound and she will not come out of her cage. she is ...
  A: yes it can be. I had a dog that was in a 4 x 6 foot run for the first 9 months of her life. When ...
dog siblings3/11/2007
  Q: Are there twin dogs? We have two sisters, part Sharpei & part Beagle. They don't look alike in body ...
  A: Dave, I have heard of dogs being born in the same sack, but I have not seen any myself. Genes are ...
Mini schnauzer in heat.3/10/2007
  Q: I have a 7 month old mini schnauzer, I believe that she is in heat. should I let her have a litter ...
  A: Yes keep her away from the great Dane. she is too young to have puppies and she can be spayed at 6 ...
outdoor odor3/9/2007
  Q: I have 2 danes, both are let out to a 20x40 fenced area right off the side porch, which is used as ...
  A: I have used lime with no ill affects, but different breeds have different reactions. I would ...
Behavorial problem on Beagle3/6/2007
  Q: there: I own a Beagle, male, (his name is Bagel) and he is turning to 6 this May. We are ...
  A: dogs are pack animals. They love and need to sleep with others in the pack. Your dog, because he ...
pit bull3/6/2007
  Q: i was wondering what breed of pit bulls i have my male is short stockie and his coat is a dark red ...
  A: The American Pit bull has a standard for showing. If you go to ADBA.cc you will come to the club ...
Potty Problems for my Chihuahua3/5/2007
  Q: I own a 3 year old Chihuahua, Banks. I got him was he was 9 wks old, for the last two months he has ...
  A: Sara, He is probably marking his territory, now that he is an adult. When he is in the house put ...
Grooming3/5/2007
  Q: i have a golden retriever and i was interested in learning to shave him myself. But when i started ...
  A: Get the Andis AGC 2 speed from www.petedge.com with a # 10 blade included. You will NOT use that ...
interbreeding3/4/2007
  Q: Your not really saying though specifically whether there would be retardation? For instance I have a ...
  A: It sounds like you are beating around the bush. What are you saying that the mother or father is ...
shitzu3/4/2007
  Q: can you help my wife would like shitzu,to me it cute dog but more like a toy then dog it what women ...
  A: Shih tzus can run up to 12 inches and they have substantial bone. They are pretty solid and I ...
my dog wont stop peeing3/3/2007
  Q: she is 2 years old and i just got her a week ago but she just keeps peeing were ever she wantsmy dog ...
  A: This needs a little different approach. she doesn't know that your house is her "den" yet. So she ...
Pregnant dog3/2/2007
  Q: First of all, i know that my minature rat-terrier is pregnant...but my question is do you start ...
  A: It can happen immediately or within a couple of days. It depends on when the sperm reached the egg. ...
pregnant great pyr3/2/2007
  Q: i'm not exact on the day of the tie, but we figure march 5 was the closest. she is leaking milk and ...
  A: Im trying to figure out if March 5th is the due date. Check to see if her discharge is clear or ...
chewing3/2/2007
  Q: Our family Bichon is 11 months old and she goes to great lengths, rather heights, to get to things ...
  A: Put her on a leash while in the house and attach the leash to your belt. She is to be on leash ...
PREGNANT GERMAN SHEPARD3/1/2007
  Q: my dog started bleeding the end of dec./begining of jan. we HAD a male,that we gave away to a good ...
  A: She could be losing her litter or having a false pregnancy. It is hard to tell without going to the ...
Preg dog3/1/2007
  Q: sorry about that here is more info my female is a 2 year old pitbull... Bred 57 days ago or 55 2 ...
  A: Oi, It is possible that she is having a small litter, or maybe it didn't take. Did you breed her ...
dog breeding3/1/2007
  Q: im a student at rowland high and im doing a project on dog breeding. 1) WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ...
  A: I have bred dogs for 40 years. I absolutely love puppies and that is why I got started in this. I ...
New puppies2/27/2007
  Q: Our dog just had puppies about 2 1/2 weeks ago and she is going a great job, but i noticed tonight ...
  A: for some reason this teat is not getting milked. Try squeezing it gently and maybe putting a warm ...
How often to breed your dog2/27/2007
  Q: Our lhasa dog just got done weaning her first litter and it looks like she may already be in heat. ...
  A: Shanda, I'm not sure what you are looking at so I can't tell you anything on that area, but she ...
Dog started pooping in the house2/26/2007
  Q: I have read other posts on this subject and all have other circumstances. I have a 15 month old ...
  A: Something has changed for your dog. It could be as simple as her having gotten constipated one day ...
pet help2/26/2007
  Q: I have 2 dogs. 1. A siberian Husky purebreed 2. A mixed smaller dog Our husky had heartworms, we ...
  A: joyel, If I were you, I would call several different vets and see what they charge. You may have to ...
4 month old puppy too rough with new puppy2/26/2007
  Q: Nancy, About a month ago we purchased a 12 week old male cairn terrier (Frodo). He is extremely ...
  A: Everything you are doing sounds good so far, the new pup needs a little growing time. Putting ...
help2/25/2007
  Q: i adopted a cocker mix 7 yrs ago. at that time i was told she had been spayed. well to my suprise, i ...
  A: If you take her for an Xray you will have an idea of the positioning of the pups. Her temp will go ...
Female dog pregnancy2/25/2007
  Q: Yes I double checked with traders, they all know of this. The german breeders of gsh and breeders in ...
  A: I knew it must be outside of the US. It is not known here, and is still probably experimental ...
How old is to old to train a dog2/25/2007
  Q: I was wondering How old is to old to train a dog. I have a 2 year old bull terrior. She a wonderful ...
  A: You will be relieved to know that in the 'old days' a dog wasn't introduced to obedience training ...
crossbreeding2/23/2007
  Q: i have an akc lab and a cross between a greyhound and an irish wolf hound. i would love to cross ...
  A: bill, if you cross a greyhound/Irish wolfhound, with another dog. you will no longer have a ...
dachshund dog breeding2/22/2007
  Q: I have two dogs. I breeded Snoopy with my neighbors dog. I have Snoopy and his daughter Dora. ...
  A: Roxann, You can breed father and daughter, it is acceptable in nature to do so, however remember you ...
I have a pregnant Pug.2/22/2007
  Q: I have a pregnant pug that at this point is exteremly huge in every aspect as far as having a big ...
  A: Darla, That is the mucus plug, and as long as it is either clear or white you are ok. If the mucus ...
false pregnancy?2/20/2007
  Q: My female has had several litters in the past, no false pregnancies. She was mated on 12/16 and ...
  A: Terri, I'd say she is pregnant, but get an Xray and you may have to get a c-section if you are ...
my red nose bull terrier2/17/2007
  Q: What is the best food to feed my puppy 8 weeks old.What are some good healthy people food i can use ...
  A: garrent, He should be typical of the breed. Take him to an area that has other pitbulls and you ...
Riding in vehicles2/17/2007
  Q: I have a German Shepherd Dog and she does not ride well in vehicles. She cries and whines and ...
  A: Nancy, first of all walk her for a good long time, about an hour, put a back pack on her to make the ...
Best way to potty train a Havenese2/15/2007
  Q: I bought pads for her to go to the restroom on. The after a few weeks once she gets that down I was ...
  A: The best way is to take him out right away after he eats, but more importantly whenever he just ...
chihuahua2/13/2007
  Q: I have an 9 month female long haired chihuahua, Diamond. She and my 5 month old male mini-pincher, ...
  A: Lona, If you don't want puppies, then I would go have her spayed now. This will solve all the ...
Breeding2/13/2007
  Q: One of our female dogs has been mated by our male dog but she was not showing any signs of being in ...
  A: A small dog can come into heat every 3 months. It is possible to breed each time. Another ...
My dog sheds alot2/13/2007
  Q: We own a Husky/Akita mix dog. We love her dearly. She is 5 years old. She is shedding constantly. ...
  A: I don't know if you live in cold country or warm, if it is cold country, there is a pill and a dog ...
What kind of dog should we get?2/12/2007
  Q: We are thinking of getting a dog but I do not know what breed to get. We are a family of 4, ...
  A: Kara, My first choice would be a golden retriever, second would be a boxer, then I would go for a ...
Female's First Heat2/12/2007
  Q: Me and my fiancee have an English Bulldog, and male and female French Bulldogs. The English isn't ...
  A: some vets will spay a dog that is in heat and some won't. You may want to ask your vet if he/she ...
My pom eats cat poo!2/11/2007
  Q: My pom, Foxy, has 9 months. She lives with another dog and 3 cats. She has a strange habite of going ...
  A: all the dogs I know will eat cat poo if they can. Cat food is a very rich food and it makes the poo ...
my bitchs behaviour after having her first litter2/11/2007
  Q: my bitch had her first litter 5th feb, they are a week old, doing well and the bitch is looking ...
  A: lesley did you take her to the vet when she was done and have them give her a shot to reduce the ...
chihuahua2/10/2007
  Q: I have a new 8 week old chihuahua. How often and how much should I feed him. He is now on solid food
  A: daciey, an 8 week old Chihuahua should be fed no less than 4 times a day I would would feed 5 if you ...
Another addition to our family2/10/2007
  Q: I have a three year old male neutered boxer. I need some advise on what another good breed choice ...
  A: Yes I think it would be different if you got a pup ONLY if the pup is a female. Male boxers do not ...
Dog breeds suited to live with Cats2/9/2007
  Q: I have two cats which I rescued three years ago after I lost my dog which I adored and I am now ...
  A: Miniature schnauzers are good with cats. I had them and cats and they got along just fine. Many ...
Doggy Door2/8/2007
  Q: Our 18mounth old Jack Russell will not use the doggy door we have installed. I've tried everything ...
  A: Prop the door in the open position. He may have gotten caught in it once and has not forgotten. ...
potty training2/7/2007
  Q: i have a 1 and half year old male mini-schnauzer, and 7 month old male and female min-schnauzer and ...
  A: Cindy, Is the year old housebroken? You are going to have to crate train them at this stage. the ...
female shih tzu with hernia2/7/2007
  Q: Can she have puppies with a small hernia on her belly?
  A: If it is an umbilical cord hernia, and it is small she should have no problem. If it is a tear in ...
help2/3/2007
  Q: hey their my chocolate lab tyson is about 7 months old and is 22 inches tall how tall will he grow ...
  A: arsh, Hi, of course height is determined by genetics, but if your lab is already 22 inches at 7 ...
breeding2/2/2007
  Q: how long after a female begins to swell and bleed do we put her together with our male
  A: Count the first day she started bleeding as day 1. It is between the 11th and 13th day that they ...
Possible heat cycle? /Housetraining problems2/2/2007
  Q: We recently acquired a Rott/Shepherd/? mix puppy/young adult. She seems to be 6 months to a year ...
  A: Lindsay, I am really concerned about her licking her belly and drinking a lot of water. This could ...
staffordshire bull terrier2/2/2007
  Q: I have recently adopted a female staff.She is about a year old.I wondered if you could tell me about ...
  A: Staffies are usually wonderful animals. They do, however need socializing quite a bit. Take her to ...
odd behavior in my dog2/2/2007
  Q: About 3 or 4 months ago my dog (who is a 10 year old, male, golden retriever/lab mix) started acting ...
  A: Bri, Have you had him checked by a vet. I am wondering if it is neurological. When this happened ...
new furniture2/1/2007
  Q: I have a 2yr old boxer/bulldog that jumps on my new couches when I'm not home. He was never allowed ...
  A: there is two things to try, since he knows what not to do. One is to get several mousetraps and set ...
help1/31/2007
  Q: natural choice large breed and till he was 4/5 months and then we had to leave to india for 2 months ...
  A: I would leave him on the Iams when you first get him home, and then if you want to switch him, do it ...
boxer puppies on the way!!1/31/2007
  Q: My female boxer is about 57 days pregnant. She is a year and a half years old. Today in the ...
  A: Has she had any pups yet? nancy Hi Olesya, It sounds like she is getting ready, I hope she ...
My Yorkie's hair...1/31/2007
  Q: I have a small yorkie, she weighs about 3 1/2 pounds (when wet, lol). She will be turning 2 on the ...
  A: Vanessa, Hair is genetic, if your dog's ancestors don't have good hair, she may not either. ...
Collars1/30/2007
  Q: I have been using the plastic buckle nylon collars on my three dogs but over the past three years ...
  A: If it is the plastic buckle that is wearing out, then you will be pleased to know that there is now ...
First steps1/30/2007
  Q: How old before my 2 week old puppy begins to walk? And is it normal for a bitch to give birth to ...
  A: Tom, There are many reasons why a bitch gives birth to only one pup. She could have a small ...
aggressive1/28/2007
  Q: I hope this note finds you happy and well. I have a question for you. My boxer is 6 years old. He ...
  A: This is one of those things that you really need to visualize. Telling you is not the best way to ...
housebreaking1/26/2007
  Q: I recently got a 4 month old chihuahua/pekingese mix puppy. I've been having problems housebreaking ...
  A: The mistake you are making, is that a 4 month old should not be allowed to run around the house ...
grooming question1/26/2007
  Q: I wanted to find out if you know what i can do about my dogs' dry and flaky skin. She's a doberman ...
  A: Two things. More fat in her diet and a vitamin and mineral supplement. Either get her (from the ...
American Pitbull skin problems1/25/2007
  Q: i have a ten month old american pitbull and he has very sensitive skin. i have had him in the vet ...
  A: You did not mention what you are feeding, but I would increase the amount of fat in his diet. I ...
crossbreeding1/24/2007
  Q: What do you think about breeding a jack russell with a schnauzer? Have you ever come across this ...
  A: Kim, I don't think I would do that, because the two breeds are hyper at times. When cross breeding ...
Help Me!!!1/23/2007
  Q: I have a lab pit bull mix. She went and stayed with a friend for a while and they had a male dog.I ...
  A: Brandi, She is really too old to be having a first litter, You may have to take her to the vet and ...
dog pairing1/22/2007
  Q: What kind of puppy/dog would be compatible with my four year old shihtzu? I just recently lost my ...
  A: I would get either a shih tzu of the opposite sex or another breed that is quieter than a golden or ...
Eye medicine for a dog!1/21/2007
  Q: My dog was diagnosed with allergies today. She was given an antihistamine and eye medicine. The eye ...
  A: sorry I didn't get back sooner, but there was a problem on ALL EXPERTS and I couldn't sign on. The ...
4 yr old-needs to be potty trained1/20/2007
  Q: I have a bischon frize that is 4 yrs old that was not crate trained as a puppy and needless to say, ...
  A: sorry for delay there was a problem on all experts and I couldn't sign on I would definitely ...
biting when being petted1/19/2007
  Q: Our 16 month old Mastiff boy, Gus, began biting when being petted at about a year old. He used to ...
  A: Laura, This dog could kill someone. I don't know if he can be rehabilitated without a trainer. ...
is this the right pup for me?1/19/2007
  Q: i am highly considering buying a pure breed boxer, im willing to give it alot of excersice and ...
  A: If you are getting a puppy, you will have to watch it with the baby, not because it is a boxer, but ...
Boxer puppies on the way!(any day)1/18/2007
  Q: First litter for us.What should we expect?They will be inside the home.This is the females 2nd ...
  A: I am hoping you were a responsible breeder and wrote down the dates that she bred your male. If so, ...
size of bitch1/18/2007
  Q: We raise japanese chins and were wondering if we can breed a five pound bitch with a 14 pound male ...
  A: John, In nature the baby always seems to accommodate the mother, If a burro breeds with a horse, ...
shih Tzu dog1/17/2007
  Q: my dog is 1 1/2 yrs and she has started wetting on my bed at night. didn't do it before and how do ...
  A: first, get a urine sample from her and take it to the vet and make sure she doesn't have a urinary ...
dog in heat1/14/2007
  Q: We have two scottish terriers, male and a female.They are only 8 months old and the female is in ...
  A: The reason he showed no interest at first is because she wasn't fertile. At 12 to 14 days they are ...
Breed of dog to get1/14/2007
  Q: In the future my fiancee' and I plan to get a dog. I'm just wondering what breed of dog to get. We ...
  A: Kelley, I can probably help you. some questions to answer: will you have or do you have kids do ...
Round worms1/14/2007
  Q: A question was asked that included a comment about a round worm infected puppy having accidents on ...
  A: Carol, I would clean the area with vinegar on a rag, then vacuum with a strong vacuum and then ...
cold and the dog1/12/2007
  Q: We have a 5 yr old Shih Tzu. We let the dog outside during all times of year. My question is, what ...
  A: Of course depending on the temperature and weather, I would go by what your dog wants. Does it come ...
lab nose1/11/2007
  Q: I have a black lab. I love him to death and I want another. We have 2acres so they would have plenty ...
  A: the only one that I know that has a brown nose is the chocolate lab. also when you pick a pup, ...
potty training & collar problems1/11/2007
  Q: I have a 31/2 month old dachshund. He continues to soil in the house. He is taken out often but ...
  A: Kim, Have you read anything on housebreaking? Does he have access to all parts of the house? Dogs ...
1st time heat&male boxer1/10/2007
  Q: My 1 year old pure breed rot is in heat for the first time how long does this process last?Can you ...
  A: Christine, The process lasts about 3-4 weeks. She will be ready to receive the male at about 11 ...
help!1/9/2007
  Q: I adopted a 4 yr old greyhound mix dog from the shelter 4 days ago and I'm debating on whether we ...
  A: It doesn't sound like she is "cat friendly" I would contact greyhound rescue and see what they say, ...
having babies now1/8/2007
  Q: well it seam she is in labor and last night she lost a bag with some grass stuff in it my son saw it ...
  A: Laura, nothing like grass should be coming out of your dog. If she has a green discharge that could ...
Throwing up after drinking1/7/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month old female airedale and about 3 months ago she started throwing up after she ...
  A: Sharon, Is she exercising after eating? Are you feeding dry food? If you are the food is expanding ...
breeding and preparing1/6/2007
  Q: I have a new breed of Chihuahua and have already found a mate. My female weighs about 2.5 to 3 lbs ...
  A: you must watch her heat season closely, the fertile time is around the 11th to the 13 day. Of ...
shih tzu shedding1/6/2007
  Q: I have a 9 month 0ld female pure bred shih tzu that sheds tremendously. We love her dearly, but one ...
  A: All dogs shed, but some more than others. I would check with the breeder and see if she hasn't had ...
shitzus1/6/2007
  Q: Please give some housebreaking tips for a 1year old shitzu we are adopting. She is a sweet dog, ...
  A: At this age, you are going to have to make a concerted effort for about a month. Get a crate and ...
behaviour1/5/2007
  Q: i have a cocker spaniel black and white he 1 year old just. he isnt left alone really but when we do ...
  A: Helen, First of all he needs a long walk in the mornings before you leave him. That will help with ...
Puppy Clawing1/4/2007
  Q: I came home a few weeks ago to find my 9 month old Pug/Boston Terrier mix had gotten out of the baby ...
  A: Ana, One of the mistakes owners make with their dogs is to give them all their toys at one time. ...
Adding a puppie to the family1/4/2007
  Q: We currently have a 4 yr old male pitbull and he has been through many training classes and he ...
  A: I don't recommend bring two pitbulls in together unless you are such a powerful leader that they ...
puppies first season1/4/2007
  Q: hi i have a German shepard cross puppy and she is almost 6 months old i was just wondering what age ...
  A: Tammy First season arrive anywhere from 4 months to 2 years old. She will swell in the vulva area ...
13 year old who won't stop screaming in cage1/3/2007
  Q: I have a 13 year-old Boston Terrier who screams and howls the entire time we are apart from her. ...
  A: I have been giving this some extra thought since hearing from you. One thing I forgot to ask is Did ...
labs who bolt or "escape"1/3/2007
  Q: My daughter has a black lab who will do anything to escape her large back yard....dig..knock the ...
  A: Is the dog spayed? It seems she is not bonded with them too much. Have they tried and invisible ...
biteing1/2/2007
  Q: Nancy, My Akita/chow mix bit me this weekend.We were cooking bacon and while I was waiting to get ...
  A: Joanne, If you are afraid of this dog, you should,indeed get rid of him. I would try Akita rescue ...
shih tzu's --3 yrs old1/2/2007
  Q: My wife and I are adopting two Shih Tzu's that are both three years old and brother and sister. What ...
  A: As far as feeding: when you get these dogs ask the person what they are feeding so you don't upset ...
Maltese Breeding1/2/2007
  Q: I have a female and male maltese. They were locked together the other night and again last night, ...
  A: Some dogs keep themselves very clean. small dogs usually bleed, but if they are clean you may not ...
Dog breed1/1/2007
  Q: im in my last year of high school befor i move to college and i am looking to get a dog in the next ...
  A: Both beagles and bulldogs are harder to housebreak than some other dogs. A dog needs walks at least ...
crate1/1/2007
  Q: I HAVE HEARD AND SEE CRATE TRAINING IS BAD BECAUSE ONCE THEY ARE 1YR OLD. AS SOON AS YOU OPEN ...
  A: Crate training is only for times you are not around the dog. A puppy of 8 weeks needs to go out ...
conception1/1/2007
  Q: they broke with him engorged multiple times.shall we say very engorged on atleast 4 attempts.does ...
  A: Unless they tie for 15 or 20 minutes the chances of conception are greatly reduced. In future see ...
breeding12/31/2006
  Q: Not sure if you can help, but heregoes. I have a 2 1/2 year old female akita. We wanted to breed ...
  A: You know I think I would take her in this week. Check her vulva and see if she has a dark ...
My Yorkie12/29/2006
  Q: I have recently moved in with my girlfriend and her child. My yorkie (reeces) was never aggressive, ...
  A: Before she goes to jump up point at her and tell her to stay. If she jumps anyway say no and put her ...
behavior/pregnancy question12/29/2006
  Q: Our papillon was bred on the 25th of last month. We are unsure if she is pregnant yet. She started ...
  A: This is a possibility. My females sometimes got aggressive. They didn't always feel well and their ...
pregnant lab12/28/2006
  Q: we have a pregant lab and the father lives in the same house are we going to have any problems when ...
  A: It is possible she will be fine, but that is rare. More likely she will want him away when the pups ...
Schitzu Female 5 years old12/28/2006
  Q: I have a female 5 year old beautiful schitzu who I still cannot potty train. I have another schitzu ...
  A: For immediate relief, I would get the diapers. I would also crate train her. While in crate, ...
What kind of Dog?12/27/2006
  Q: My husband is 62 and wants a dog. I have cats. One cat that is 10 yrs old and very spoiled. I don't ...
  A: If you get a border collie or aussie, go to the Aussie border collie rescue and get an old one that ...
What breed of dog should we buy?12/27/2006
  Q: My partner (Amanda) and I are both massive dog lovers. We have always had dogs in our families, both ...
  A: As long as your dog gets strenuous exercise in the morning and evenings the five and a half hours ...
HELP ME!!!!12/27/2006
  Q: Can you please help me. PS: no online schools i hate on line classes!
  A: Have you checked the internet? also pick up a dog training magazine at Petsmart and you will find ...
compatibliity12/26/2006
  Q: My friend has an older male boxer (had it about 2 years)and is now thinking of getting a male ...
  A: If they are both neutered it will be better, however, boxers cannot be with other boxer males, but I ...
housebreaking shithzu12/26/2006
  Q: Our Shithzu (sp?) is now 5 months old. She goes potty outside when I take her on a leash but if I ...
  A: First always check to make sure there is no urinary infections, Then I would try to teach her to ...
Feeding pizza to my dog.12/18/2006
  Q: My dog likes pizza. He seems to enjoy the cheese in particular. He also likes yogurt, ice cream, ...
  A: I don't know if spicy things like Pizza in large quantities will affect your pup, but I do know that ...
Retraining Dog12/15/2006
  Q: He's peeing in different areas of the house. It isn't where the newspaper was at all...its just ...
  A: first of all go get some diapers and put them on him. It sounds like he is marking the new ...
concern for my dog12/14/2006
  Q: My name is Lasheik and i have a american pitbull terrier. she is 1 yr old and she haven't shown any ...
  A: It is not the norm, but it can be normal. Some dogs don't go into heat until 18 months, some as ...
pregnant 10 month puppy12/14/2006
  Q: i have 2 lhasas 10 months and 1yr, the female already had her first heat the first 2 weeks of ...
  A: Check to see if she has a discharge from her vulva. If she has a yellow or thick discharge she may ...
SHITZUS WITH HERNIA12/13/2006
  Q: I AM BUY A10 WEEK OLD SHITZU PUPPY WITH A HERNIA AND THE BREEDER SAYS THIS IS NORMAL AND OKY TO ...
  A: It might be normal for HER dogs, but it is not normal. However, if it is minor, it is not something ...
Dog Breeding12/12/2006
  Q: i have a female dog. and i want to go and get her a mate, same breed. i called the breeder i got ...
  A: I have tried not to do that because you are doubling up on the good traits, but also the bad. What ...
westie12/12/2006
  Q: I am researching to purchase a new puppy for our family with a 6yr old and 13yr old. Is the westie ...
  A: The westie, although, very cute, is not the best for children as they don't bond as much as other ...
Pregnant Chihuahua12/12/2006
  Q: my chihuahua, Belle, just finished her first heat cycle and my male chihuaha, Bandito and her mated ...
  A: It is not a wise idea to bread on the first cycle. The female's bones are not always fully ...
Chewing!!12/11/2006
  Q: My dh and I have a 11 month old terrier mix who we adopted back in August. We had a hard time ...
  A: I had the same problem with my terriers. What I did was I changed the dog food to Eukanuba PUPPY ...
Taking an older dog to the dog groomer12/10/2006
  Q: My family has a fourteen year old Cairn Terrier who has a lot of small tumors on her skin and one ...
  A: Why not a compromise. Give her a bath at home, Take her to the groomer and ask them to give her ...
chihuahua12/7/2006
  Q: I don't think you understood my concern. She is bleeding and I wanted to know how long she will ...
  A: she may bleed 3 weeks which is the the heat cycle lasts. It will change intensity of color 2/3 ...
Urinating12/7/2006
  Q: we leave him in the hall at night and during the day, if we are out. He is only doing it at night ...
  A: The easiest solution would be to confine him in a crate with a very cushy bed while you are ...
Rat terrier training for helper dog12/5/2006
  Q: Greetings, I have been blessed by a year old rat terrier that was a throw away dog, and vet believes ...
  A: Julie, Yes, oh you will love what I am going to tell you. You can teach him practically anything ...
mating12/5/2006
  Q: My husband and I are thinking about breeding our dog Baja. We just started researching the process. ...
  A: you count the first day you see blood as day ONE. You can breed on the 11th day and the 13th and ...
Purebred or not Purebred?12/4/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a "purebred" , registered Shih Tzu puppy, a.k.a. the love of my life. Although ...
  A: You can ask for a DNA sample from her male dog. If she breeds him alot, she will eventually have to ...
my puppy12/3/2006
  Q: i found a 3week old puppy and I'm not to sure what to do: how much do you feed it? do they go 1 ...
  A: Get espilac for puppies from the petstore. Follow directions. Pup is less than 2 weeks if the eyes ...
Housetraining our new dog12/3/2006
  Q: About 2 months ago, we adopted a 5-year old maltese dog from Love 4 Canines. We were told he ...
  A: This sounds like more than a house breaking issue. It sounds like an anxiety problem as well. He ...
Boxer gender12/2/2006
  Q: We are thinking about getting a pair of boxers and in doing some research it was suggested not to ...
  A: Absolutely two males or two females is a big NO NO in boxerland. They will have tremendous sibling ...
New big dog fighting with old blind dog12/2/2006
  Q: We just had a friend move in with her chow/akita neutered 3 year old male. We have a 12 year old ...
  A: Mary, This is not going to get better. The chow/akita will at some point cause you a gigantic vet ...
peeing12/2/2006
  Q: I rescued my dog about a month ago.He keeps peeing in the house right after we take him outside.He ...
  A: I forgot to answer a part of your question, Does he have an infection. Of course, since he is a ...
Yorkshire Terrier12/1/2006
  Q: I adopted a 3 pound yorkie 2 weeks ago. I do not know anything prior to me taking care of her. I ...
  A: I am assuming that when you cook it all together she picks the rice out? Well get her a very good ...
Rottie Breeding12/1/2006
  Q: I have two rotties. I bred them at approx the age of two. The female was a bit under two. When ...
  A: The getting "stuck" is called tying, It should last approximately 20 minutes to ensure the sperm ...
Pregnant pug11/30/2006
  Q: I have 2 pugs this is the first and only time we wanted our female to breed she in 2 1/2 years. she ...
  A: Robert, from some of my sources I am told that pugs run into trouble having pups, lots of time. ...
Bringing in Poop/Pee Pads11/30/2006
  Q: I have a 12 wk old black lab named "BB" and I've had her for about a month. The ultimate goal: I ...
  A: wow good job so far! You put alot of thought into this. The bottom line, though is that your ...
training11/29/2006
  Q: i know its just play but we need to stop it now thankyou chris -----Answer----- Cris, your puppy is ...
  A: the pup is really too young to be trusted. So never let them together unless you are right there to ...
choc. lab skin problems11/28/2006
  Q: and flee treatment he is always scratching him self and chewing the vet said it was normal because ...
  A: I would do two things One: get Omega 3 fatty acids at the health food store and put about a ...
treats/chews11/28/2006
  Q: I have one year old brother and sister rat terrier/yorkshire terrier mixes. The female is around 12 ...
  A: A couple of options would be the white bleached bones that have the treats inside of them. They ...
dog's fertility11/28/2006
  Q: I am not sure how old my female dog is ( she is a maltese) because we found her but the vet said she ...
  A: 'She may come into heat in about 4 to 6 months. When she does, ( you will see a drop of blood) ...
pug breeding11/28/2006
  Q: I have a female pug that has had one wonderful litter. She was an awesome mom. She had her first ...
  A: I had a similar problem when I was breeding fox terriers. My female hated my male. She wasn't as ...
Pregnant Lab.11/12/2006
  Q: I was just wanting to know if the dogs temperature stays around 98.3 for around 27 hours how will we ...
  A: Have you seen any contractions? She should have pups withing 24 hours of dropping in temperature. ...
housebreaking11/12/2006
  Q: I have a 5 year old carrin terrier, we have always had a problem with housebreaking her, she will go ...
  A: when you are not around, crate her. When you are around, put her on a leash and tie it on your belt ...
Pregnant Lab11/12/2006
  Q: I may just be an over-cautious mom, but I'm concerned about my female Lab, Bailey and hope you might ...
  A: The best thing to do at this point is to get an x-ray. This might clear things up. If she never ...
I want to get a second dog11/11/2006
  Q: I want to get a second dog, but want to make sure I can make the transition easiest for my current ...
  A: Cockers usually get along with other dogs, especially other cockers. I would get a male since she ...
my pitbull staff11/11/2006
  Q: i have a 1 year old pitbull staff i would like to know what to feed her shes quite playfull and ...
  A: I would start her off in young adult dog classes so she gets socialized. I would feed Bill Jack dog ...
heat and pooping in house11/11/2006
  Q: my boston terrier is around 6-7 years old.given to me lst year , i was told she was kept outside in ...
  A: Kim, They bleed for almost a month 2/3 times a year unless you get them spayed. Crate her when you ...
whelping11/10/2006
  Q: when i was 6 i helped my mom birth 2 sets of yorkies. i remember iodine on the ambilical cord after ...
  A: It is the same, but I would use peroxide not iodine on the cords. Go to Amazon.com and get yourself ...
Beagle in heat with another male at home11/10/2006
  Q: My husband and I have a male, Mickey, and a female, Kaya beagle. My husband finally decided that we ...
  A: You could crate one of them and put a gate up. You could also leave some stuffed animals around for ...
12 month old Staff Bull Terrier in heat11/9/2006
  Q: We've recently bought a 12 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier bitch. I believe she's coming into ...
  A: All dogs are indivicual, but for the most part 3 weeks is how long they are in heat the 11th ...
breeding11/9/2006
  Q: is crossbreeding the same as selective breeding?
  A: No cross breeding is when you take a total of two different pure breeds and breed them to each ...
shitzu11/9/2006
  Q: My husband is looking to get a shit because they are a small breed. Will it be easy training it and ...
  A: To be on the safe side, I would get the opposite sex than the german shepherd. They will have a ...
bathing11/8/2006
  Q: have a shih tzu puppy 6 weeks old, at what age can we start bathing.
  A: If they get themselves full of feces, etc. You can, at this age give them a sponge bath. BUT make ...
Litter box training a pug...11/8/2006
  Q: I have a pug 2.5 months old, and am trying to teach it to use a litter box. I have long 12 hr. days ...
  A: When you let him out of his "den" which he seems to be keeping very clean, do you let him run around ...
Nursing11/7/2006
  Q: My dog just recenlty had puppies and I am not sure if her puppies are getting enough milk or if she ...
  A: The quickest way is to squeeze one of the nipples, if milk runs out, she has milk. If the puppies ...
boxer11/7/2006
  Q: I have a 9 mo. old boxer brindle female. She weighs about 50 lbs but is all muscle and very lean. ...
  A: I have known boxerrs to be filled out by 15 months and some as long as 2 years. It depends on the ...
Move changes dogs personality11/6/2006
  Q: 6 months ago, we moved from the house our dog has only known. Now, he is skittish around new ...
  A: I have seen this happen before, and sometimes it just takes longer, but other times it takes too ...
dog breeding11/6/2006
  Q: I have a female huskie that is about two years old. She started bleeding on Sunday night and by ...
  A: I'm not sure she was actually in season, you can take her to the vet and have a test done to see if ...
introduced a new dog, now both are going to the bathroom in the house at all times11/6/2006
  Q: We got a sheltered dog from a county shelter. His name is Lucky, a Jack Russel Terrior mix (not ...
  A: If you are only gone six hours, I would suggest you crate them for now until you have things under ...
Mini snuzers(?)11/1/2006
  Q: I want to get a minture snuzer(?) next summer and was wondering do they require alot of exercise? I ...
  A: They actually need less exercise than the jack, female is good an the coat is more wiry. The broken ...
maltese terrier11/1/2006
  Q: Chloe is about 2 years old. We take her for a long walk on her leash and she will not do her ...
  A: Lesley, Usually this is a misunderstanding in the dog. Keep her on leash when in the house and hook ...
10 month old Shih Tzu10/31/2006
  Q: I have a 10 month old, female shih tzu, and have a few issues. She has not had her cycle as of yet, ...
  A: It is not odd for a dog to come into heat after one years old. And it could be excitement or need ...
How to make hair grow faster on dog?10/31/2006
  Q: My 6 month yorkey was brought to the groomers yesterday and they cut his hair really short. I ...
  A: Aaron, Yes, get your yorkie omega 3 fatty acids and drip a little on his food every day. This ...
type of a dog10/30/2006
  Q: We would like to get a dog but not sure which breed is best for us. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment ...
  A: Do you mean he would not be out to go to the bathroom each day? If this is the case, I would not ...
breeding10/29/2006
  Q: My question is regarding breeding. I have bred my females in the past and have had 4 litters over ...
  A: Was it this male that didn't take? if so have his sperm count checked. also, if he is taller than ...
dog mating10/29/2006
  Q: I have a two year old 5.5 lbs Yorkie and a friend of mine has a three year old 3.5 lbs Yorkie. We ...
  A: I don't know who told you the 7th day, but they did not know what they were talking about. The ...
new puppies and i have a question10/29/2006
  Q: My lab/Dal had pupies this morning. We have a total of eight my question is when can the male dog be ...
  A: Juan, Some male dogs don't like puppies so be careful. Go by the mothers reaction at about 7 weeks. ...
pooping in the house10/28/2006
  Q: I have an 9 mo. chocolate lab. She has been very good ever since we got her. We have trained her ...
  A: It sounds to me like she is afraid of the invisible fence. she might have gotten zapped when she was ...
concerned about my dog10/27/2006
  Q: i have a staffordshire bull terrier she had puppies 3 weeks ago all are fine however mum doesn't ...
  A: I think I might call the vet and explain some of this, but it sounds like she needs something more ...
schnoodle training10/27/2006
  Q: i have a 5 month old schnoodle and i cant seem to get her "potty trained". she just goes wherever ...
  A: Laicy, It sounds like you have given your puppy free reign inthe house and she doesn't know that it ...
Lab/Golden Mix too Aggressive10/27/2006
  Q: we recently purchased a Labrador/Golden Retriever mix about a month and a half ago from a pet ...
  A: First, the potty training. Crate her for awhile. Let her out to pee and poop outside . Do this for ...
Postpartum10/26/2006
  Q: Do dogs bleed after birth like women do?
  A: Yes they do. just like women and they can bleed up to a couple of months, sometimes even more. It ...
Family dog10/26/2006
  Q: We have a Siberian Husky, and are thinking about getting another puppy for our kids. My ...
  A: Most important is to get a female, if you have a male husky. This will give the best chance that ...
PUGGLES10/26/2006
  Q: My son bought this Puggle and now I have it at my house. It is 5 months old. Came from a Pet ...
  A: I need to know if you changed these dog foods frequently. Just changing the dog food can make them ...
Allergies10/25/2006
  Q: My dad is allergic to most dogs. What dog would you reccomend? What a puggle be okay?
  A: Your safest bet would be one of the poodles. (not labradoodle) but I believe bichon frise is ...
Possible pregnant female?10/25/2006
  Q: We have an american pit bull terrier female about 8 months old - not yet spayed. She is an indoor ...
  A: its too early to tell for sure, but sometimes if they get milk around 4 weeks it is a false ...
hair growth10/24/2006
  Q: Hi i had my 5yr old male pom shaved do to the heavy coat he gets it grew back nicely except for the ...
  A: Sometimes poms and chows don't grow back right after they have been shaved. But I would put him on ...
my pregnant dog ?10/18/2006
  Q: she has been out of season now for around 4 weeks now and she did activly mate with our other dog on ...
  A: There are no absolutes, but I have found with my dogs that if they get milk at 4 weeks it is usually ...
what kind of dog should I get?10/17/2006
  Q: we're wanting to get a dog, but not quite sure what kind suits our family. My husband and I work 8 ...
  A: Do the children get home early enough to let the dog out responsibly? I think you should contact ...
Breeding10/16/2006
  Q: how many shot will the puppys need and about how much is that gonna cost ? thank you Celeste
  A: the 11- 13th is the most common time to breed a female dog. you will notice a swelling of the vulva ...
sleeping problems10/16/2006
  Q: i have a 8 yr old mungrel and she has started waking us up in the middle of the night if we let her ...
  A: Has something changed in her diet? Start feeding her in the am. If she is already being fed in the ...
my chihuahua10/15/2006
  Q: but i still have the feeling that he may have got her i am worried because she is so young and i ...
  A: It sounds like she may be pregnant, but it is hard to tell over the internet. She is young and she ...
mating10/15/2006
  Q: I bred my two border collies on September 21,2006.What are some signs that she is pregnant.And if ...
  A: Her nipples should become enlarged and slightly red. The vulva shuld also have stayed larger than ...
New puppy with 5 year old rescue dog10/14/2006
  Q: We(my two children and I) have a 5 year old mini schnauzer that was a rescue from a puppy mill. We ...
  A: If it were any other breed I might say no, but schnauzers usually like other schnauzers. When the ...
pitbull breeding10/13/2006
  Q: my neighbors want them to breed she is much smaller than my 10 month old but she possibly could be ...
  A: You could breed now, but the female should be fully developed before breeding. Also your male ...
Getting 2 male dogs to get along with each other.10/12/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old male Chesapeak Bay Retriever. He has been neutered. My boyfriend has a 2 year ...
  A: This is a major problem. I have only two suggestions: One is to go to a professional and have him ...
how do i know when my female Jack russle starts her heat10/12/2006
  Q: I have a femle Jack russle she had her first heat in April and i was woundering ehrn i could expect ...
  A: domestic dogs come into heat (usually) anywhere from 4-12 months apart. The vulva enlarges and ...
help!! my dog goes in the house10/11/2006
  Q: I have had my yorkie/beagle mix puppie since she was 9 wks. I love her to death!! He had accidents ...
  A: Kim, is it a male or female pup? please let me know. Anyway, sounds like a very confused dog. He ...
pregnant, may be first cycle10/10/2006
  Q: I have a female Australian Shephard/Border Collie mix that is 11 months old. She is possibly bread ...
  A: Since she is not fully developed herself, it might be wise to give her calcium. Some vets don't ...
dog breeding10/10/2006
  Q: I have a male and female border collies that bred on September 21,2006 what are the signs that she ...
  A: Also her vulva should still be a bit enlarged to accommodate birth. Usually you see this anywhere ...
fleas10/9/2006
  Q: Is it true that OTC flea medicines don't work? I have three dogs & several cats & I can not afford ...
  A: You have two routes to go. You can get the garlic wafers they sell in health stores. It is ...
Beagle that bolts!10/8/2006
  Q: Our adorable and funloving beagle is well behaved in the house and on leash. However, if the door ...
  A: Get an empty coke can and fill it with seven pennies. put tape over the top. Set your dog up.. ...
pregnancy10/7/2006
  Q: My dog is pregnant and is due around Oct. 19. She is constantly whinning. Should I be concerned. ...
  A: IF it is her first pregnancy, she might be noticing all the changes in her body and be ...
What type of dog10/6/2006
  Q: my husband and I have four children (all under the age of 7) so we need a dog that is good with ...
  A: you don't say where you are so it is hard to know what type of dog can stay outside. If you are in a ...
Dog Barking10/5/2006
  Q: I am looking to adopt a dog. I live in apartments that allow dogs up to 40 pounds in weight and I ...
  A: all dogs bark, of course some more than others. I am trying to picture my groom shop and who is ...
Unusual dislike of another dog10/5/2006
  Q: I have a 7 year old Llasha Apso that I got two years ago from the pound so I don't know his history. ...
  A: I answered you this morning, but I guess it didn't go through. I would put Ted and Foster on a ...
Training Bogglin Terriers10/4/2006
  Q: We purchased from a family dog store in June. She is 3 months old. We have tried everything to ...
  A: What kind of terrier? It sounds like the pup is confused on where his den is. He has probably ...
PLZ HELP ME PICK A DOG!!!10/3/2006
  Q: okay, thanks for the dog breeds but ive decided to get a maltese or a papillon. i'm probaly going 2 ...
  A: I don't recomend either dog. The papilon is VERY hard to housebreak, needs alot of attention. The ...
dog biting9/30/2006
  Q: My boyfriend and I about 2 weeks ago rescued a Hound/Rottweiler mix from the Humane Society. We are ...
  A: I think that you are flirting with a very serious problem here. You didn't say his age, but he ...
Peeing in shower9/26/2006
  Q: Any suggestions on how to let the dog know it's ok to pee in the shower? I'm in a highrise building, ...
  A: There are training products on the market that help you with that by drawing the dog to the spot you ...
2 females9/25/2006
  Q: I have a 6 mo lhasa female-I visist my son often and he has a Jack Russell female-they have done ok ...
  A: This is typical of a Jack Russel. They are scrappers and very territorial. I would purchase a gate ...
Am Staff Terrier Itchy feet9/25/2006
  Q: We have a 7-year old American Staffordshire Terrier who has experienced irritated/itchy feet for the ...
  A: How much exercise does your staffie get. He should be walked with a pack on his back at least two ...
Dog Mediation9/23/2006
  Q: I have a german shephard and have recently acquired a roomate that owns a large yellow labradore. ...
  A: This is something that I don't think you should tackle yourselves. You can do part of it, but I ...
genetics9/20/2006
  Q: Is small size dominant towards big size when breeding dogs? In other words, when a small dog is ...
  A: Now that is something you will have to ask a Staffordshire breeder. I don't know enough about them ...
biting9/20/2006
  Q: I have an 11 month old daschund and he nips at everyone that comes in the house, and he is very ...
  A: I think you should take him for long walks with him very close to your side. He is not allowed to ...
Is my dog pregnant?9/20/2006
  Q: Ok thank you... can you please name some of the signs or symptoms they have when pregnant so we know ...
  A: all the things you told me in the first letter are signs of pregnancy. you found them all. if your ...
behaviour9/19/2006
  Q: How does a male dogs behaviour change, and what does he do when he is looking for a female on heat? ...
  A: A male dog can smell a female in heat up to 2 miles away from other dogs that travel the ...
sore9/19/2006
  Q: my mutt dog has a red raised up sore on the side of his face.see it better now because it shows thur ...
  A: This could be anything from a "hotspot" from fleas to ringworm (which is contagious to humans) to ...
Peeing on carpet9/18/2006
  Q: I’m having a problem with a 6-year-old Norwich terrier peeing on the carpet. I purchased him a few ...
  A: Steve, I really think your dog is trying to do the right thing and generally wants to go outside. ...
fetch9/18/2006
  Q: I recently took on a 4 year old yellow lab when a friend's father passed away, but the poor guy does ...
  A: Clicker train him. Fetch is usually taught when and animal is young. Now that he is four, you ...
pug breeding9/18/2006
  Q: my female did not have pups this year,she was with a male constantly,what happened?
  A: Martha, There are a ton of reason that may be the right one. I'll give you a couple, but you should ...
dog thats right for us9/17/2006
  Q: but to get him a dog so he can burn some of his energy off by playing with his dog and taking it for ...
  A: I would suggest a golden retriever, boxer, labrador retriever,airdale. Get the opposite sex of ...
male and female dogs9/15/2006
  Q: I am new pet owner of an adopted 9yr old, Old English Sheepdog- Female. She appears as though she ...
  A: your question is not silly. some breeds get along in general with other dogs and some don't, but ...
BREEDING9/14/2006
  Q: I HAVE A 7 MONTH OLD FEMALE SHIH TZU AND HER FATHER.. HE IS ABOUT 4.5 YR. OLD.. I GOT HER AS 1ST ...
  A: I answered this but I guess it didn't go through. she is too young to have puppies she is just a ...
on boxer dogs9/13/2006
  Q: hi my name is tony and i have a 9week old boxer who loves to bite on things how can i get her to ...
  A: biting: give her something that she is supposed to bite. They need to have things they are allowed ...
Yorkshire teeth9/11/2006
  Q: and I wanted to know if you can give me any advice in caring for her teeth. Also, right now i'm ...
  A: I would switch her to a better dog food like Eukanuba puppy food and keep her on it for about 6 more ...
Sudden Paralysis in Pit/Boxer Mix9/11/2006
  Q: My 4 year old pit/boxer mix Josie it unable to stand by herself, however she can wage her tail, and ...
  A: Sorry to hear this Brandon couple of suggestions: get a spinal tap done and check for fungus and ...
Dogs and kids9/10/2006
  Q: I have an 8 and 11 year old that have always wanted a dog. First I don't know what type of dog ...
  A: The following breeds are good choices, but I don't know everything about your family. mini ...
Breeding9/10/2006
  Q: I've recently added a 3rd dog to our family. The new one is 6months old, and the 2nd dog we adopted ...
  A: She can come into heat and get bred as early as 4 months. If your male is trying to mount her she ...
french mastiff9/9/2006
  Q: our bitch came into her first season at 8 months only just come into her second heat at 20 months ...
  A: she sounds like she was ready and now she is not fertile anymore, but how much is she bleeding. the ...
bredding9/8/2006
  Q: I would like to breed my set of polmeranians but they are not exactly the same size. The male is a ...
  A: There is always a chance that something can happen and that a pup can be too big or sideways etc. ...
growling9/8/2006
  Q: We adopted a year old male terrier from the shelter about 3 weeks ago. My middle son who is 4 was ...
  A: This dog MUST be gotten control of or you will have a bitten child. He is not allowed to growl at ...
Dog Chews everything9/7/2006
  Q: I have a 1 year old Bichon today. He has been quite a handful. He has a Alfa personality.But he has ...
  A: If he is ingesting what he chews, it could be one problem If this is the case. Switch him to ...
Female Boxer in Heat????9/6/2006
  Q: I have 2 Boxers, a male and a female, the male is CKC registered and the female is AKC registered. ...
  A: Female dogs can come into heat as often as every 4 months to as little as once every couple of ...
A couple of issues9/5/2006
  Q: We just purchased a Black Lab Pup....First question is how old should they be before leaving their ...
  A: She should have been with her siblings until she is 8 weeks. Taking her out won't hurt, but she is ...
Dog Breeding8/31/2006
  Q: I have a German Sheperd Chow mix dog who is 12 years old and I would like to know is it still ...
  A: Melissa, unfortunately, the answer is yes. And it would probably kill her to have a litter at that ...
growling in a mini schnauzer8/29/2006
  Q: I have an almost 6 month old male who is a sweetie. Over the past month I am noticing he growls - at ...
  A: He is getting territorial and going through adolescence. You need to get him into a class to ...
My salt'n pepper min. schnauzer's coat is getting brownish8/28/2006
  Q: Charlie's coat was salt'n pepper when I got him at 10 months. He was feed nutrience plus. I changed ...
  A: Yes, the different nutrients in the foods can cause discoloration of the hair. I have seen this ...
shampoo8/27/2006
  Q: Any recommendations on shampoo for a Norwich terrier? Thanks! ...Steve
  A: Hypo allergenic oatmeal is good, but if you are having skin problems its not what you use on her, ...
behavioral problem - chewing8/24/2006
  Q: I have a female yorkie that is almost 1 year old. She has just recently begun to chew door facings ...
  A: Number one: take all but three toys away from her and each day exchange the three with another ...
Pulling.8/20/2006
  Q: i was given a 6 month old Patterdale because he was too much trouble for his owner. He kept escaping ...
  A: Sometimes we are working against breeding and instinct. This means it takes longer to correct the ...
potty trainaing a yorkie8/17/2006
  Q: I have a 4 mo. yorkie and need help in potty training.We are at work all day and have to keep her in ...
  A: go to petsmart or petedge.com and get an ex pen. A crate is too small to leave a terrier in for 10 ...
Problem with cycles?8/16/2006
  Q: I am emailing you for my sister, She has a Yorkie typed dog she got her from a lady who lives in teh ...
  A: she absolutely needs a checkup and blood work done. Also check her vulva, (where she is bleeding) ...
Puppy encounters w/aggressive dogs on walks8/15/2006
  Q: When encountering other dogs on walks who are aggressive towards my 14 week old puppy, what should I ...
  A: Go to an army navy store, or online and get a pepper spray. The next time the shepherd comes at ...
Brittney8/15/2006
  Q: I had to have my 14 year old springer female put down which was a good dog for all those years. ...
  A: Everything you are doing about the housebreaking is good so far. In addition to that, Take her out ...
shedding8/14/2006
  Q: i own a basset hound and no matter how many times i brush him he shedds terribly. is there anything ...
  A: I'm going to take a guess that you live in a warm climate. I have smooth fox terriers and when I ...
Need Help Picking A Dog8/14/2006
  Q: I was hoping I can ask your advice on a dilemma I have. Here is my situation. I am planning on ...
  A: First, I would not get a puppy at this time because of the time you are gone. What about a yorkie ...
schitzu has started biting8/12/2006
  Q: I have a 3 year old schitzu named Buddy. we have had him for 2 years now. He was always loving and ...
  A: You might have to go to a trainer for this, but I am going to give you a few things to try first. ...
Breeding8/10/2006
  Q: If my pitbull tied with my golden retriever and then the next day with a lab will there be pit/lab ...
  A: the normal egg is fertilized by one sperm even though many will attempt to fertilize it. so you ...
Getting a new puppy8/9/2006
  Q: I am finally ready to dive in and get a puppy and was originally planning on getting a full breed ...
  A: There are a bunch of lab mixes out their that are very healthy as well as full breeds too. It's ...
pooping in crate8/9/2006
  Q: We have a 4 month old chocolate lab and every night when we put her in her crate we wake up to her ...
  A: There are many reasons this happens, and I know it is a pain. She seems to be going alot. First ...
mucus from eyes8/8/2006
  Q: I have a sheppard/rotti mix and lately he has a white mucus coming from his eyes. I have been ...
  A: If the insides of the lids are red it could be conjunctivitis. It could also be an eye infections ...
Siberian Husky Grooming8/8/2006
  Q: I have a question about my Siberian Husky. We recently got him from an older couple who's grandson ...
  A: Until you gain his confidence I would sponge bath him. Or even get the cleaning wipes from the pet ...
Allergies to dogs.8/7/2006
  Q: My son-in-law has a history of being allergic to cats and also to my daughter's Laborador Retriever. ...
  A: I believe he will be allergic. The Irish terrier and most of the wire coated terrier breeds donot ...
Jack Russell Skin Allergy?8/7/2006
  Q: We have a great vet fro UGA but they are clueless on making it go away. We have spent a ton of ...
  A: Is he the wire coated? Broken coat I mean? Then he needs alot more fat in his diet. Being high ...
Shiba Inu 1.5 yrs old8/4/2006
  Q: KoKo is generally a very well behaved dog but has a bad habit of chewing on, clothes, shoes and most ...
  A: I will suppose that she has a bunch of toys and chew toys around that she can play or chew on, am I ...
JRT fighting8/3/2006
  Q: We have two Jack Russell Terriers. They are both 5 years old, and they are both rescue dogs. We ...
  A: This is normal for the breed, I have fox terriers and it is the same. You should take them both to ...
How can i litter train my chihuahua8/3/2006
  Q: Thank You
  A: I have not had much success litter training a dog. Most of the people who have tried have not had ...
My pups developed a habit of peeing on the bed8/2/2006
  Q: I live in a large studio and have 2 lab pups, one 6 months, the other 5 months. I've been very ...
  A: Well I have heard of this before. This is pretty serious and very disheartening for you. Lets ...
Traing to defacate in certain areas.7/31/2006
  Q: We have a two year old Golden Retriever. She is a wonderful dog and very well trained. One thing ...
  A: Couple of things. first take the feces and put it in the area you want her to go.....second get a ...
Beagle crate training7/31/2006
  Q: I have a male beagle, one year old. All of a sudden he has started urinating in his crate. He ...
  A: He might need to get out of the crate more and get more exercise. He is a hunting dog with great ...
Dog kennels7/30/2006
  Q: I am looking into buying a yorkshire terrier and I was wondering if it is ok to get one from a ...
  A: the best thing to do is always check with the better business bureau and with AKC. Then go and look ...
Help with Chewing Problem7/26/2006
  Q: We have a ylw lab that lately (well 2yrs now) has been destroying the house. He is 5 years old and ...
  A: This is a typical problem with labs. They are high energy dogs that do not (usually) get enough ...
dog behavior7/23/2006
  Q: We have an English Springer Spaniel named Casey who is turning 7 this week. We have had him since ...
  A: I have a friend who has 10 or more dogs and she is the only one who lives there. However, when she ...
My dog's anxiety7/20/2006
  Q: We have a terrier mix (sort of looks like Benji in the face) that we rescued from a local animal ...
  A: If noone is around your dog at the time this yelping is going on, then I would probably guess some ...
Re Training7/17/2006
  Q: I'm moving into a condo after years in a house. Phoenix, my 9 yr old Bearded collie has had a ...
  A: the best advice I can give is not to train him to go inside at all. You say you can let him out ...
puppy allergic to hypoallergenic shampoo7/17/2006
  Q: I don't know if you would be able to answer my questions but I'm asking everyone here just in ...
  A: The diarrhea in your pup is concerning me. Was any kind of sample taken from her intestines? I'm ...
is my dog a problem child?7/13/2006
  Q: I have a 4 yr old, mixed breed dog - cocker spaniel mix mother and some sort of lab/bird dog father. ...
  A: Dogs learn from other animals. If when they learn something they are also afraid (as when he was ...
Dog whelping7/12/2006
  Q: My miniature dachshund mated for the first time around the middle of May of this year... about the ...
  A: Kim, If you bred her may 19 it is only 54 days. That is too early for her to have pups, yet she ...
Crate Training and the Exclusively Indoor Dog7/12/2006
  Q: I live in an apartment complex, and it is not a place where people condone pets to relieve ...
  A: Can you gate him in a bathroom or laundry or kitchen area? I think that would be much better. I ...
potty training7/12/2006
  Q: I need help??? had my lhaso apso puppy for four months now, starting training him indoors on pads, ...
  A: This has gone on so long that you now have a big problem. You must go get two things.. a metal ...
Bitting7/12/2006
  Q: We have a 11 week old schnauzer who is always bitting at feet hands etc. I realize this is due to ...
  A: Yeah a very terrier trait. A couple of things to do: One: take your thumb and press down on her ...
breeding7/11/2006
  Q: I was told that you could breed father and daughter daschunds. Is that true?
  A: Yes, that is true. Think of wild animals, horses breed there daughters all the time. Then after ...
my dog's skin7/10/2006
  Q: .. My question is concerning my 2 yr. old bichon/terrier cross (3/4 bichon, 1/4 terrier). He seems ...
  A: Is the antipruritic a hypoallergenic shampoo. If not try that. There are also dry wipes that can ...
Training an older dog7/7/2006
  Q: I have a 3 yr old Weimaraner mix. He's huge and very playful. I live on a 10 acre ranch and have ...
  A: Steve, Believe it or not 3 years old is not considered old for training. It is a perfect age. I ...
whinning7/7/2006
  Q: im not really sure what kind of dog i have but i know she has husky in her, but she whinns all ...
  A: Most dogs whine and tear up things from boredom. Clicker train her so that you can click and treat ...
FOOD & HEARTGARD PLUS7/6/2006
  Q: What is the best food for a dog's coat? Also, I have to break Heatgard Plus in half because my 4.6# ...
  A: Show people feed Bill Jack, or they feed natural to get good coats. What kind of dog is it? If ...
what?7/5/2006
  Q: what acticities are pets (supposebly dogs) unable to do if they currently do not have their needed ...
  A: If this is a young puppy, he should stay home until he has all his puppy shots or at least two sets. ...
agressive behavior7/5/2006
  Q: My puppy is about 7 months old, chih and pom mix. She has started showing aggressive behavior, like ...
  A: Vicky, This behavior usually starts earlier and owners don't notice it. If she growls at you pick ...
1 year old dog biting problems7/4/2006
  Q: It was treat-training with a choke chain. We live on a farm so he is free-range all day. He seems to ...
  A: Well, it seems you have a serious problem that must be addressed asap. First, go buy a pinch collar ...
yorkie behavior7/3/2006
  Q: One, my yorkie recently peed on my hard wood floor and I cant get the horrible pee smell out. I ...
  A: Try Get Serious, it supposedly won an award this year. You can get it at Petsmart. Also try Urine ...
socialing two dogs together7/3/2006
  Q: I recently moved into a house with two new roommates. We all have pets and are having some ...
  A: Sometimes certain breeds will never get together. In that case buy a gate and keep them separated. ...
House training a Yorkie7/3/2006
  Q: I am bringing home a 17 week old yorkie today! I want to start her house training out right. Here ...
  A: Yes, Give as much training as possible during the 8 weeks, when you have to leave her for eight ...
Poodles Again! AKC registration6/28/2006
  Q: Nancy, One more question before I buy a standard poodle: Can I pay the AKC to register my purebred ...
  A: Amy, Before you buy this poodle, you want to see his Pedigree. This is his geneology. The breeder ...
Standard Poodle question6/28/2006
  Q: Nancy, Thanks to your advice, we've decided on a standard poodle;-) I have an appt to meet a ...
  A: That would be the best to expect, but unless you have a friend who just wants to breed a female with ...
Puppy training6/28/2006
  Q: Goodmorning Nancy........ I was wondering, I have a 9 week old morkie(maltese/Yorkie). I am trying ...
  A: Gail It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job. You have the right idea and you are starting at ...
german shorthair.... behavioral6/26/2006
  Q: I have a 2 year old german shorthair. He is not neutered and can have a lot of testerone and ...
  A: Ahhhh the two year old un-neutered male. Two is where it all starts happening. Before that it is ...
Standard Poodle or Boxer6/25/2006
  Q: My husband and I are going back & forth between adopting a standard poodle puppy and a boxer puppy. ...
  A: Boxers are smart, they can be barkers though, they are wonderful with children and they are hyper ...
house breaking.....?6/23/2006
  Q: how can u house break a dog? is there any tricks?
  A: Couple of tricks is to know your pup. As soon as he wakes up he will have to go to the bathroom, ...
Should i?6/23/2006
  Q: there r two parts to this question. i might get a dog around christmas... a long haired chihuahua to ...
  A: If you want a truly hypo dog You can get one of the hairless varieties. The dogs I have heard ...
dog grooming6/23/2006
  Q: I want to know what options are available to me in having my dog groomed. Is there a basic list ie.. ...
  A: Most grooming shops offer the basics, bath and brush, haircutting. What you need to ask is what ...
How many days do i wait before breeding6/20/2006
  Q: My miniature schnauzer will be three in september she went into heat last tuesday I already have the ...
  A: 1- Your schnauzer should be fertile to breed between the 12 and 14th days. Since the sperm lives a ...
IM LUKING FOR A DOG6/20/2006
  Q: im looking for a medium sized dog who doesnt shed. I love dogs but picking them out can be ...
  A: A medium size dog that doesn't shed would be: large miniture poodle, or small standard poodle. ...
picking out a dog6/18/2006
  Q: i love dogs but picking them out can be difficult. i need a dog that doesnt sheds, short excercise, ...
  A: I'm sorry, but I don't think there is a dog out there that meets all your requirements. If you are ...
apartment dweller6/14/2006
  Q: I would like to adopt a dog but I live in a small apartment and work full time. I do work evenings ...
  A: If you can spend time with your dog and work evenings when the dog would be most likely sleeping ...
Shaving a Scottish Terrier6/10/2006
  Q: and someone called me to book there scottish terrier to be shaved right down,as the vet had said the ...
  A: They have a long nose. and not very attractive shaved to some people, Leave the eye brows and it ...
help!!!!!6/5/2006
  Q: I recently rescued a pitbull/chow mix. He is turning into a great pup. He loves my cats and dogs and ...
  A: Most people are not aware how dogs and pups think. A dog is a den animal. In the wild, as soon as a ...
up up and away6/4/2006
  Q: I have have a dog that is part dog and part kangaroo Ha Ha I can't keep her behind a fence! She can ...
  A: for your kangaroo Petedge.com has a harness that supposedly keeps a dog from jumping. I have ...
Australian Dingo5/23/2006
  Q: Do you know of any Australian Dingo breeders in the US or any abroad that will ship to the US. Any ...
  A: WEll Josh, you have stumped me. I even searched the web and couldn't find a breeder. I did learn, ...
How long is the pregnant period...5/17/2006
  Q: How long is the pregnant period of a dog?
  A: The normal time is 63 days, but depending on how many times you bred her it could run from 59 to 63. ...
housebreaking5/16/2006
  Q: I have a West Highland White Terrier who's about 1 1/2 yrs old. We've taught him to pee in the ...
  A: Question 1: It sounds like your little westie is out of control a bit. This comes from letting ...
Mixed breed breeding...5/13/2006
  Q: In the world of "designer dog" breeding...once a "mixed" puppy is produced...can this dog eventually ...
  A: In this age of designer dogs, we have people inventing and re-inventing different types of dogs. ...
Grooming5/12/2006
  Q: I have a golden retriever and was wondering if it would be all right if I shaved her hair with a ...
  A: There is no reason why you can't shave your golden. We do it all the time. The only thing is, you ...
Terrier likes to eat cotton5/12/2006
  Q: My boyfriend has a 3 month old Jack Russell Terrier and we have put training pads down for him to ...
  A: all puppies chew, but if they are ingesting alot of what they are chewing there could be another ...
Purebred Shih Tzu with Wire Hair5/11/2006
  Q: If you can write me back, I would love to send you a picture. I'll start by saying, I LOVE MY SHIH ...
  A: My email is nanricfoxes@bellsouth.net. I would love to see her. There are many reasons a dog may ...
New puppy5/11/2006
  Q: I just purchased a Jack Russell Terrier (male) he is 8 weeks old. I plan on having him as a "STUD". ...
  A: You didn't tell me if your dog was registered. There are two main Clubs that register pure bred ...
my dog wont eat5/11/2006
  Q: I was hoping you may have a solution for my problem. I have a 5 year old pitbull and i adopted him a ...
  A: I am going to go out on a limb here and give you my opinion. However, I would contact a vet so he ...
Advice on what dog to get5/10/2006
  Q: I have a 6 month old Mastiff/Pitbull mix. He is really sweet and really good, currently in ...
  A: I would definitely get a female and either have her spayed or separate her during the heat cycle. ...
Training a dog5/9/2006
  Q: Why is easy to teach a dog to come when they are call, but difficult to teach them not to chase ...
  A: You didn't tell me the breed so I will answer generally. Remember, before dogs were domesticated ...
Breeding5/8/2006
  Q: My mini dachshund just started her bleeding today! This is her 2nd cycle, I was wondering when is ...
  A: The average "most fertile" time in a cycle is between the 11th and 14th day. I would keep the two ...

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You can ask me anything on dog training, dog breeding, dog grooming. What type of dog you should get. Pertinent facts about different breeds. I am also specifically knowledgeable about terriers and the diets that help maintain coat excellence. I have trained and helped owners train their dogs.

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I have worked in dog training for 35 years. I have been a dog groomer for 25 years..

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