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Nicholas P. Woodward | 2 months ago
So Stella Just Pooped A Red Gelatinous Blob And I Have No Idea What This Is. …

So Stella just pooped a red gelatinous blob and I have no idea what this is. Could it be anal glands or diarrhea from maybe finding our fruit snacks on the floor? She’s been pooping a bit more than usual.. Maybe 4-5 times per day. She seems totally fine otherwise except for wiping her butt on the floor (sorry so gross). Her poop just before this happened seemed like diarrhea.. PS Stella is a Morkie (yorkshire terrier mixed with maltese) and 3 years old.

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I have to say I have never heard fruit snacks come out just like they went in? Is there a human out there to confirm. And why is she eating fruit snacks? My bet is it is from the colon. Dogs with large bowel diarrhea often get red gelatinous feces (we call it “raspberry jam” because we relate everything to food (gross!)). My recommendation (as your vet which I am) is to check her gum color, make sure they are pink and not red or pale, check her gums for tackiness (indicating dehydration) and then stop feeding for about 12… Read more »

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 months ago
Ok So This Is A Little Crazy… I Never Imagined I Would See This Day, And …

Ok so this is a little crazy… I never imagined I would see this day, and how I’m having visions of a technological apocalypse. My dog is a video game addict. She literally goes and starts pawing at people’s phones that are left lying about thinking the critters from her game are going to come out to play. I’m 90% decided I shouldn’t let her play anymore because of how much she gets sucked into it. I’m not sure it’s unhealthy but not sure it’s healthy either. Pawbly people what are your thoughts on pet video games and apps like this?

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I don’t allow my pets anywhere near electronics.

Krista Magnifico
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just because people have become obsessed crazed zombie-game players does not mean our pets should too. Doesn’t sound healthy or like she’s happy. Satiated stimuli should include food, attention and behavioral reinforcement of desired reactions.. i think your pup needs a walk and a squeaky toy,,, don’t feed the addiction once you identify she has one.

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 8 months ago
So Stella, Our Almost 3 Year Old Morkie Has Some Possession Aggression Issues. Particularly With…

So Stella, our almost 3 year old Morkie has some possession aggression issues. Particularly with things like socks or things that don’t have a firm middle when she bites in (like soft stuffed animals). We have tried bribing her with treats and bones, distracting her with play and love, forcefully taking these items from her (that didn’t work well), and finally today we did something that worked! We asked her if she wanted to go “out” to take a “walk” and though he ears perked up she still didn’t drop this stuffed Aflac duck she found in my office. However, once she had her leash on and saw the great outside at the bottom of the stairs she dropped it and never looked back. Do you think this trick will continue to work? Is there anything else we can do when she’s decided something she has a bite on is something she’ll get aggressive about? Thank you all for your insight and help!

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Hello, I think that the “exchange” option, i.e. “I’ll give you something of higher value to surrender the item you have” will work for a little while. But it leaves you constantly set up for being her servant. Life is all about compromise, but, not fear based “I’ll bite the hand that feeds me to get my way” compromise. Respect is earned, not traded. I would strongly recommend a basic puppy and obedience class. All should be based on positive reinforcement methods. If you try to reason with her by intimidation or reprimand she will up the ante and retaliate… Read more »

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 9 months ago
So, We Just Adopted A 3 Year Old Morkie, And Were Warned That Sometimes She’ll…

So, we just adopted a 3 year old Morkie, and were warned that sometimes she’ll steal an article of clothing, hide under a table with it, and possibly bite if you try to get it back from her. Well, I just doctored my girlfriend’s fingers after a little fight they had over a sock. Other than yelling at her (the dog) and saying “no” we’re now ignoring her. What’s the best way to handle this and train her to behave better?

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Hello! The fact that you just adopted her and don’t know much about her previous training, behavior and attitude makes advice for this a little difficult. In general I start with a very minimal access approach. She has to earn everything and you aren’t setting her up to be “bad or disappointing”. You are going to have a very difficult time teaching her much other than to be afraid/untrusting of you when you get in between her “stuff” or try to reprimand. In my opinion anything this early that is negative, I know even when you are being beaten, (sorry)… Read more »

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Congrats on your new dog? I’m just adding to the good advice you’ve already gotten. I am a firm believer in walks… no matter what size of dog. It’s a fantastic way to share quality time and bond, while getting the exercise needed. A tired dog is usually a better behaved dog. Even a ten minute walk has the potential to change behavior for the rest of the day, for the better. And I agree strongly with everything shared above, especially getting involved in a basic obedience class. Even if your new girl already has basic obedience, she needs to… Read more »

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
My Cat Just Loves To Chew On Wires.. Any Ideas About How To Keep Her…

My cat just loves to chew on wires.. Any ideas about how to keep her from electrocuting herself?

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Spray the wires with Bitter Apple.
Keep her out of the rooms where wires are.

Dawn Ferara, DVM
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I would try keeping her away from all wires and using a spray bottle of water to discipline her anytime she approaches a wire. Good luck

Chris Wieland
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Rabbits are always chewing on wires. We protect the rabbit by putting heavy plastic tubing on lamp cords, and any other power cords. Get a thick plastic tube from something like Amazon or an auto supply store. Carefully, make a cut using a sharp blade the entire length of the tube. Then spread apart and use it to cover the power cord. Now they are safe for cat biting.

Chris Wieland
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Foil will not do the trick. The plastic tubing keeps them from coming in contact with the electrical wires with could injure or kill them. The foil, if bitten, would only serve to increase the possibility of an electrical short, or having them make contact with the electrical current. The tubing is not a psychological deterrent, but a physical one.

Chris Wieland
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Please see
http://www.binkybunny.com/FORUM/tabid/54/aft/101346/Default.aspx
for examples of where to get these wire covers.

Turner Halligan
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Did any of these methods work for you?

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
My Friend Just Decided Not To Euthanize Her Cat Of 18 Years Old Today. …

My friend just decided not to euthanize her cat of 18 years old today. The cat is blind and suffering from seizures, as well as dementia. She seems alert and ok, today, though. Do you think that this was the right decision?

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I’m sure everyone has different thoughts on this, but my heart tells me it’s a quality of life question. If pets primarily live in the moment, it’s a shame for the last moments to involve suffering. It’s so hard for us to say good-bye because we still love and enjoy our pets even if they are no longer enjoying life.

Paul Acerno
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It’s a tough call, your friend knows the cat better and will have a better idea of if she’s really suffering.

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
My Cat Is Really Really Possessive Over This One Plant In The Yard. Is…

My cat is really really possessive over this one plant in the yard. Is there any way to get him to play nice with the other cats around this thing?

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Other than removing the plant or keeping the cats indoors, I cannot think of anything that would make him friendlier.

B Everitt
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Wire covers would work to protect the plant

Julie Brader
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Does the plant live in a pot? You could try adding scent around it that would make the cat want to avoid it.

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
My Cat Drools Profusely When She Gets Pet.. Is This Normal? It’s Like Dripping…

My cat drools profusely when she gets pet.. Is this normal? It’s like dripping all over the arm of the couch… ugh.

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Erin Thune
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I think it’s pretty normal. A majority of the cats that I know drool when they’re happy/relaxed, actually.

Laura
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yep, normal.

Andrew Stanish
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Aw poor kitty

Andrew Stanish
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time for a kitty-proof couch!

Andrew Stanish
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maybe those plastic couch cover things?

Andrew Stanish
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or scotch guard, that stuff rocks!

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
My Cat Keeps Letting Her Tongue Stick Out. I Think She Might Be Sick, But…

My cat keeps letting her tongue stick out. I think she might be sick, but she seems fine otherwise. I’ve just never seen her actually do this before though I’ve seen other cats like this when they were sick. Do I need to bring her to a vet?

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If you feel she is sick, take her to the vet.

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Nicholas P. Woodward | 3 years ago
What Happens If Your Dog Ate A Crayon?

What happens if your dog ate a crayon?

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Depending on the size of your dog, it may pass.  I’d call your vet for advice, though…they may want you to bring the dog in immediately.

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