My dog Maizie is a mix Chocolate Lab Dalmation. She is going to turn 14 in a month. Over the past year she has lost most of her muscle and her back legs look especially thin and wobbly. She has a large living room to live in and is let outside through a door with a very small step. What can I do for her to help her body be as strong and safe? Also, she eats best when her dry food is mixed with a little canned food, is that ok?
I found a dog that is pregnant. What can I do to help the mother dog deliver healthy puppies?
I have a new dog that I rescued. It hasn’t had any shots. What shots do I need to get it up to date?
My dog hasn’t eaten in a few days since he ate a bag of m & m’s. He’s been throwing up and having diarrhea. What can I do to help him.?
I think my dog has ringworm. What are the symptoms and signs? Thank you!
Help! I think my cat ate some of my christmas poinsettias! What should i do, she’s throwing up!
How can I tell if my English bulldog who is 50lbs has worms?
Hello. My name is Michelle and I have a 4 year old 140lb great dane who recently started to have hip issues. I have seen my vet over the past year for this and was trying to treat it with supplements and a grain free diet with pain pills occasionally. The problem has increasingly gotten worse to the point where he can barely walk. He shows significant atrophy in both legs and is only comfortable while standing or sitting (does not like to lay down so is not sleeping well). My vet wants to put him asleep to do xrays and is saying it will cost between $550 and $650 just for the xrays and for someone to read them. Through research it is pretty clear to me that he will need some form of surgery to repair the problem. I’m lost on what to do because knowing that he will most likely need surgery, I’d rather save the money for the xrays and just go right in and fix it all. However, I do know xrays are needed to assess the severity of his condition. Is it possible to just go directly to a specialist to save the time and money or do you need a referral from a vet? Will they know without xrays if he will need surgery and what kind? Please help me on what steps to take, it is just breaking my heart to watch my boy go through so much pain.
one of my dogs…small miniature poodle..is on a very restricted diet because of allergies/seizures…it is really helping, thank goodness! i want to be able to give him something to chew on…would rawhide bones, or something like that go against his strict eating plan? thanks!
how often should my dogs get bathed? i have two miniature poodles and i take them to be profesionally groomed every six weeks, but i feel like they get a little dusty/grimy in the interim…should i be bathing them? also…..in the cold weather, i always put sweaters on them, but my husband says i am being silly….who’s right? i don’t want them to be cold!