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  • What is the best large dog breed for families (with kids) that will also guard you and your home?

    just want ideas for when I move out and start my life, lol
    6 answers 2 days ago Dogs
  • My cat is not agreeing to get neutered. What should i do?

    My cat is 1 year old. He's a street cat. I adopted him when he was 1 month old. Now he's a strictly indoor cat. Never send him out. I tried everything to make him happy. But he's not used to me. He doesnt allow me to pet him. Yesterday i took him to the vet to get him neutered. When i took him out of the carrier.. He has scratched and bitten me very hard. I somehow managed to put him in the carrier back. Everyone at the hospital scolded me for adopting such a mean cat.. What should i do now? I cant leave him because he cant live outside on his own. But he's making noises and disturbing my other cats. My neighbours are also complaing about the noises. He's spraying all around the house. My life has become terrible. How shoud i take him to the vet?
    6 answers 2 days ago Cats
  • Which two dogs combined make the best cross breeds?

    I have been looking up Lab/Irish Setter mixes and they are beautiful dogs, also some other strange ones. Id love to see a Cane Corso crossed with a German Pointer -- the Corso for the protection and strength and the Pointer for its attention and intelligence.
    9 answers 4 days ago Dogs
  • How do I help my two dominant dogs to get along/determine who is the alpha?

    I have a 3 year old male husky who I've had since he was 8 weeks old. Just this week, we adopted a 1 year old female husky. My male husky has always been a dominant dog, but the new female seems to be as well. She is constantly trying to hump him and they have begun battling it out to see who will be alpha (I assume). They aren't necessarily fighting, but my male husky is getting very annoyed with the female humping to where he will turn and bite her cheek (not enough to injure her, but enough to make her squeal for a second). She has also been licking his face, which I know is also a sign of deference, but she still humps him any chance she gets and I am afraid that he is getting so annoyed with her, that they will never be friends and he will never want to be near her. Any tips on how to help them?
    12 answers 5 days ago Dogs
  • Why is my puppy randomly lying down in the middle of play? She just will lay down and stretch out her legs and look into space, ignoring us.?

    6 answers 2 days ago Dogs
  • My Dog is really vicious with other dogs. I have never seen him lose a fight.Would be OK to let him fight other dogs and place bets on him?

    8 answers 4 days ago Dogs
  • 2 puppies - small 4 ft square play yard do they need me to put water in the pen overnight?

    5 answers 16 hours ago Dogs
  • How to prevent/minimalise the smell of cat pee?

    I want to get a cat but my parents only apprehension is that it’s pre will stink out the house. Any ideas on how to prevent or minimalise the smell of cat pee?
    8 answers 4 days ago Cats
  • Can separation anxiety make my dog really itchy?

    My dog is constantly scratching and biting at himself. I've checked his fur and can't see any sign of fleas or ticks and he's been doing this even after he's had a bath. He has really bad separation anxiety (he was neglected, possibly abused, we got his from the animal shelter), could that cause him to be scratching so much maybe as a comfort thing? He's a Chihuahua/weenie dog mix, are there certain skin problems they are prone to having that could be causing the itching?
    8 answers 4 days ago Dogs
  • Unpopular female dog names?

    I m getting a new puppy in July, at the moment just looking up different breeds. I already have a black cavoodle who is called Shadow. I did have another dog who was a Maltese cross by the name of Patch (But had to put her to sleep just after christmas) Know any names that are good, I have already got - Blue - Kota
    13 answers 5 days ago Dogs
  • What do I do with my pup?

    My puppy is a 9 week old goldendoodle and we got her the day after Valentine's Day of 2019. She loves my family but I don't know how we should play with her. I don't know how to punish her either. I have done a lot of research but I haven't found a thing that will work for my pup.
    6 answers 3 days ago Dogs
  • Indoor cat and fleas?

    Best answer: I never had an issue with my indoor animals. I’ve had dogs thet go in and out sll day long. About 30 years ago I dealt with a flea infestation with one dog, it’s ownet insisted his dog was hyper allergic to fleas, he swore he inspected his chihuahua head to toe and she didn’t have a single flea on her. He was right. The darn dog had thousands of fleas on her, she was almost sucked dry, needed an emergency blood transfusion to save he life. All black dog, every time he flipped her on her back to look frfleas they scrambled into the deep thick fur. He wasn’t that bright of a guy.

    I ended up having fleas the all the dogs and the one cat we had as a precaution to prevent the house from becoming bug city. I vacuumed twice a day, sprayed the flea bomb, and used flea powder. Did not see a single flea after that. As a precaution I bug bombed the garden (profe cio ally to get rid of all the fleas and the over population of ants.

    Have used the preventitive flea oils then the pills since then, never had a single flea in all these years.

    If you comb Nd groom your animals on a regular if not daily basis you can prevent a lot of problems. You can feel lumps, cuts, bite,arks, bugs etc on the animal by runn8ng your hands all over their bodies, you also help bond with your pet by grooming them. You don’t think much of it but mutual grooming big in the animal kingdom. Some pets hate it because they were never taught to sit still. But after the first couple weeks my guys will bring me their brushes and lay belly up for me to get to work.

    So far over the years I have found and aved my dogs lives from infected bug bites, snake bites, animal bites (infected abscess) tumors, cancer, broken bones, found two wounds from being shot at, one was bb rifle the other was a 22 caliber in the butt, no blood, just a mat of mud and pine needles. I have also prevented matted hair that pull and kill off skin, hide foreign objects in their long and sometimes curley coats.

    While it’s time consuming to groom your dog every s8ngle day, it takes less then two minut s to run a pin brush through your stwndsrd poodle, labradoodle, collie or any other long haired dogs coat, main body, back, chest, butt, legs, neck and done, get the big chunks and wind blown mate out instantly for when you groom later that eeek it dowas want take hours but maybe an hour if you do a thorough job. Since you’ve kept up the dog all during thhe week you also prevent the giant flea infestation by finding flea dirt or the ones that would fall out when you do the brushing.

    This isn’t just dogs, long haired cats need to be kept up and occasionally bathed so if they ever really need a bath you don’t end up with half your face scratched off. All my cats love being in the shower. Mike isn’t crazy about an all,over wet Beth but loves the rain water feeling instead. Just stands quiet and let’s me rinse, soap, leather and rinse. I started him at 8 weeks old and he now jumps up to the sink when I put his bath mat in it.
    8 answers 4 days ago Cats
  • What is the safest way to travel with a dog?

    Best answer: Crate is a good idea not just for his safety but for your safety as well. I always traveled with my dog in the back cargo area with a pet gate between the cargo area and the back seats.

    Yes, someone could rear-end you. Someone could broad-side you too. Life always involves some risk so don't drive yourself nutty about things you can't control.. You sound like a good pet mom, so just go with your gut.

    P.S. Those of us who aren't morons know you meant cargo area in your Jeep, not trunk.
    5 answers 21 hours ago Dogs
  • I got a beta fish last night and think it’s sick! Can someone look at the photo and diagnose what she has?

    I got a female veiltail beta fish from petsmart yesterday. I picked her out out of all of them because I thought she was the “chillest” but now that she’s home I’m realizing she’s just sick! I don’t want to misdiagnose her. I think she might have velvet but as you can see in the photo she also has those red/copper spots on her head? Can someone tell me what this is? And if you see anything else she has?
    5 answers 2 days ago Fish
  • I really want a bunny but im afraid it will stink the house. Do they smell like dogs and cats?

    15 answers 6 days ago Other - Pets
  • Why do cats looks away when you catch them staring at you.?

    5 answers 2 days ago Cats
  • How do I keep my cat from tearing into every piece of trash he can find?

    We have a 7 month old male cat. Fixed! He CONSTANTLY gets on the counters! And while that's not normally an issue in of itself. The problem lies with him digging into whatever trash or food MIGHT be on the counters. We have to have locked trash cans so he doenst pull the trash out to eat. But aside from that, this cat somhow manages to find any hint of food, drag it out, and eat every single crumb. I've got 6 cats, and NONE of them have ever done that until this guy came into the picture! Ultimately the problem i'd like to correct is getting on the counter! I've tried the double sided tape things, and he doesnt care at all. We spray em with the water bottle, but he just waits until we go to bed to do it all. We don't have a lot of cabinet space, so we would typically leave bananas, tomatoes, etc; on the counter. BUT we can no longer do that due to him ravaging anything and everything food like. He eats twice daily, and is de-wormed. Has been health checked and is perfectly fine. Are there any tips or suggestions to curb the scavenging behavior, and to keep him off the counters?
    8 answers 3 days ago Cats
  • What to do about my cat?

    Best answer: I'm sorry you can't afford a vet but he needs one right away. Perhaps if you contact the Humane Society they might be able to help with the cost. It doesn't hurt to ask.
    6 answers 3 days ago Cats
  • What should I do with a puppy litter infected with parvo?

    My dog had a litter. It's her 2nd. The first litter was healthy and strong and were big puppies. This 2nd litter wasn't planned, and some how one of the puppies got parvo at 7 weeks. I took him to the vet immediately and they gave me fluids and and medications for it. The pup didnt make it unfortunatly.l kept it away from the others but it still spread and now half the litter is showing symptoms the first one had b4 it died. 4 are showing symptoms. I separated them from the ones not showing symptoms. Idk what to do. Even with the vet help the puppy didn't make it and the 4 others are sick now. Is there a place I can surrender them too that would give them a better chance or should I take them to get put down before they infect mom and dad? I can't afford the treatment for all 10 pups. But I wanna do whatever possible to save them or do what's best for them. Need advice. This is something terrible to go through
    8 answers 4 days ago Dogs
  • Am i abusive to my pets?

    Just last night i toom both my dogs to the front yard so they can do their business. They kept stopping and staring intot he distance and basically doing nothing. So every time they did that, i yanked on their leashes to snap then out of it and then tell them "go potty". I was annoyed almost every single time they did that. There was barely any progress because all they did was stare at nothing. And sometimes during that same night, they wouldn't move either, so i had to pull on their leash as i walked, dragging them with me to get them moving. When i stopped at a different spot of the front yard, i said "go potty" again. I did this every time i tried to snap them out of it. I also tried to pet them and tell them to go potty or something else i must have told them. Just today, i took them to the backyard to do their business again. Again, they stopped and stared. Granted it was probably because i had a pizza in the plate that was in my hand (and the wind blowing), but i tried telling them "go potty" again. When they didn't answer (several times) i shouted or yelled their names to snap them out of it. Is this decent or "ok" behavior for a pet owner? For those that have pets that responsd more effectively, what do you do that works?
    6 answers 3 days ago Dogs