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Aseel Mohmmed | 6 years ago
What Is The Family Of This Dog?

What is the family of this dog?

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  1. Anonymous

    Did you intend to share a photograph?

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Ryton Flemons | 6 years ago
I’m A 1st Time Peto Owner And I Have A Cat That Meows At The…

I’m a 1st time peto owner and I have a cat that meows at the back door whenever me and my sister leave to wash clothes, visit the landlord, take out garbage, etc. Thing is we found my cat in the backyard 3 years ago and adopted her that way when her mother abandoned her because she couldn’t run away from the landlords dog. She knows what’s back there and knows we’ll always return but I want to know why she only does this to the back door and not the front? If we leave out the front sometimes we’really not back til late but with the back we’re gone 15 minutes tops yet she meows like it’s been a week. Is there a way to get her to stop this? I’m supposed to be moving out soon with my cat and I don’t want this problem to affect me keeping her wherever I go.

Thank you

Ryton

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Is your cat spayed/neutered? This will reduce the desire to wander. Is there lots for them to do inside? Like play, access to food and water? If yes to all of these it might be time to bait and switch your cats desire to go outside. What I do is have someone hide on the outside of the door and when it opens and if she is looking like she wants to go outiside have the outiside person bang cooking pots together to make a loud scary noise. The idea is to make it appear as if the outiside is a loud scary unformidable place that she would not like to visit. It is important for her to not see the outiside person or to associate it with anything or anyone except the door opening. We don’t want to make her scared of you or your home. Just venturing outiside. Try that. Let me know. Good luck

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abby nicholls | 6 years ago
My Hampster Has Been Having The Symptons Of Mites And I Already Had The Cream…

my hampster has been having the symptons of mites and i already had the cream for it so i have applied it but i was wondering if there was a specific bedding and/or supplements that could help? thanks

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  1. Anonymous

    I would imagine VERY clean bedding – possibly fabric bedding that gets washed in very hot water every day – would be your best bet. Beyond that, feed the best diet possible and keep applying the medication.

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mitul patel | 6 years ago
Hii I Got A New Dog End It’s Name Is Lhasa Apso But I Don’t…

Hii i got a new dog end it’s name is Lhasa apso but I don’t know this breed are barked loudly our not.end this breed are suitable for me end my family.pls tell me.

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  1. Jana

    Lhasa is one of the breeds with a higher tendency for barking. However, any dog, no matter how nice, can develop obnoxious levels of barking, digging, counter-surfing, and other undesirable behaviors if he is bored, untrained, or unsupervised. The breed has many wonderful traits. Rather than searching for “the perfect breed” I recommend working with her/him.

    http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/lhasa-apso#personality

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Ashley Denton | 6 years ago
What Is Wrong With My Cat? Why Is My Cat Hungry And Meowing For Food All…

What is wrong with my cat?

Why is my cat hungry and meowing for food all the time, only likes wet food when he used to eat hard, losing hair, lost weight and is very skinny, itching a lot with very little fleas?

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Sue Ann Matthews | 6 years ago
Around 4pm Today I Had A Chocolate Bar On My Night Stand Went To The…

Around 4pm today i had a chocolate bar on my night stand went to the bathroom. when i came back it on the floor and it had looked like one of my 2 bunnies was eating it. All they did after was eat hay and drink water. They where just running around and playing and there just laying down together now. If anything would of went wrong it would of by now right? It was also dark chocolate by the way.

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  1. Anonymous

    I would have called the vet immediately.

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Gretchen Lacaba | 6 years ago
What Should I Do? We Have 4 Dogs And A 1 Month Old Puppy. It…

What should I do? We have 4 dogs and a 1 month old puppy. It started out like this. My dog Dada was pregnant and delivered 6 puppies on Christmas day December 25th. She and her puppies were seem pretty normal and healthy and then later on, one by one her puppies died and she also was sick thinking she caught distemper because of the foul odor, eye discharge and her legs have swollen. Until she also died, leaving 2 puppies in our care. We fed the puppies with Esbilac and so far I guess the are okay. But just recently I found out that the two puppies have some discharge in their eyes, their eyes were partly opened. Now I am also worried because one of our dogs and the 1 month puppy have the same symptoms. Is there any other way aside from going to the vet or any other home remedy or treatment that we can do to save my dogs? I am really depressed and was very worried about this. Please help me.

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  1. Gretchen Lacaba Post author

    Is there a possibility that puppies and my other dogs were also infected with the same illness?

  2. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I am so sorry to hear about your puppies. They absolutely need to see a vet as quickly as possible. And please ask them to provide you some assistance on understanding what diseases might be at risk for your puppies in the future and what you can do to protect them.

  3. Sarah

    It is imperative that you get the puppies to a vet immediately, and explain exactly what happened and what is going on.

  4. Julie Brader

    Sorry but I cannot understand why you have not seen a Vet long before now? Watching your dogs die one by one and not seeking professional help is I’m afraid, way beyond my understanding.

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Hannah Hart | 6 years ago
What Should A Great Pyrenees Know By 4 Months? And How Do I Train Him?

What should a Great Pyrenees know by 4 months? And how do I train him?

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    There are lots of great books available. I have to say I like Victoria Stilwells books! Head to the library or call your local shelters or rescues to see if they offer classes.

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Leslie Ward | 6 years ago
Aiden, 2 Year Old Border Collie/chocolate Lab Mix Having Issues With Fear Related Aggression And…

Aiden, 2 year old border collie/chocolate lab mix having issues with fear related aggression and anxiety

I adopted Aiden as a young puppy as soon as he was old enough to leave his mom. He picked up on things fast, being potty trained and listening to a few basic obedience commands by the time he was 5 months old. He never barked at people or dogs, and loved everyone. I took him to dog parks and downtown to walk and to swim, he never really left my side. Something else you should know is that he has always been a big cuddler. Loves to lay next to you and be pet and sleep with you.

At about a year and a half he started to change though. I figured it was just adolescence. He began to guard his food, chase shadows and light nonstop, and bark at neighbors as they passed. He began to be sensitive to loud noises and easily spooked by changes in a room. I can pick up a box and set it in the middle of the room and when he comes back into the room he will freak out and bark at it. He began having problems with peeing a bit when greeting strangers and people he had met.

Now he is 2 and it’s only getting worse despite training, and vet visits. He now has this odd habit of growling and nipping at feet if they move near him too much, though this act seems very spontaneous and doesn’t always happen. he will also randomly start growling and nipping your hand after laying beside you long enough, even if you aren’t touching him. But he still comes and wants to lay beside you, then growls and gets stiff and uncomfortable. I don’t understand this at all. He has always loved affection and still seems to want it, so what is making him uncomfortable to the point of growling and nipping. He never draws blood or really bites.

I should finish by saying he still listens to me very well. Recall and obedience training is close to perfect. He still loves people and other animals. But this nipping and growling when laying near people is worrying me and I’m not sure how to respond or what to do.

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    Well it sounds like you have done a lot of training and work but still have a nervous fear biting dog. I sincerely believe that it is important that you keep asking for assistance in working on building confidence and independence. I also think that it might be helpful to ask your vet about anxiety medications as you continue with the training. Also think about whether an exercise training program (like running or agility) might help. Often these guys benefit from scheduled daily exercise and outings.

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Sharon Duncan | 6 years ago
My 15 1/2 Yr Old Miniature Dachshund Has Canine Cognitive Dysfunction & Has Been On…

My 15 1/2 yr old miniature dachshund has canine cognitive dysfunction & has been on selegiline for almost 2 years. She is currently taking 4MG BID instead of 8MG QD to try to reduce the daytime & nighttime pacing. It did help some. Can I give SAM-e (100MG) in addition to Selegiline? I am giving her Melatonin (1MG) at night which works for about 4 hours. Can I increase the dosage? Could I also give it during the day? I believe the Selegiline may make the pacing worse but she is far better cognitively with it than without. She is also on Amantadine 20MG QD for arthritis pain along with Rimadyl 12.5MG BID. Everything I read tells me Tramadol is contraindicated with Selegiline due to the risk of serontonin syndrome. Wondering if I could try it at 12.5MG at nighttime to help with sleep? Thank you so very much for creating PAWBLY, a please for us to get pet help in addition to our own vets. Warmest regards, Sharon

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  1. Krista Magnifico

    Hello,
    I empathize with your plight and the dilemma of managing these cases. My best pieces of advice are to keep in close contact with your vet and be a bit of a nag. They are your best resource. Also, make sure that you understand your dogs overall health. In the world of cognitive dysfunction there are often multiple concurrent conditions and reactions and responses to drugs vary based on these. I am unable to provide specific drug dosages or regimens as I am not your vet and this would be a violation of my medical license. I have provided most of the information you are asking about in the blog I wrote on my dog Savannah’s challenges with this disease.
    the blog is found here. http://kmdvm.blogspot.com/2013/12/savannahs-cognitive-dysfunction-diary.html
    Tramadol is contraindicated with selegiline. There may be other options available through your vet.
    I wish you the best of luck

  2. Sharon Duncan Post author

    Your blog, which I have reread several times, is what led me here. What you went through and your thought processes made me feel not so alone. It was comforting to read your emotions and thought processes as you tried to find the right answers for Savannah. Since CCD has only been a recognized diagnosis in the vet arena for 8 to 10 years, my honest opinion is unless a vet has had a dog with canine cognitive dysfunction, it is hard for them to truly be as affective as they would be otherwise in thinking outside the box and searching for answers and solutions. Thank you so much for your blog and your best wishes.