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Timothy French | 4 years ago
How Do I Introduce Two Cats That Have Never Met To A New House That…

How do I introduce two cats that have never met to a new house that neither of them have been to? And how do I prevent them from possible fighting and peeing everywhere?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello, As with all things that involve cats it is best to be hyper vigilant, very prepared, adaptive, patient and totally dedicated. My advice is to get them used to a large cage in your current home. Put beds, feed them and use lots of catnip to get them comfortable and happy in the crate. I use a very large open wired dog crate. You can leave it open in your room. The point is to have them used to and comfortable within it st their current home. When you move they stay inside it for a few days. Then… Read more »

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Kenzie Robinson | 4 years ago
I Have Two Male Dogs And A Female The Boys Are Father And Son And…

I have two male dogs and a female the boys are father and son and hey have begun fighting recently and this has ended with the owners getting hurt. The youngest his three and eldest it 6. The son is the most aggressive and the father is timid. My local vet has advised us to get the timid dog neutered however we thing the more aggressive dog is the problem because he starts the fights and his attitude is the main problems. Free a fight we split them up and things go back to normal. Also from what we have seen they fight over the females attention and the owners attention there are three of us here and they fight over the eldest daughters attention the most. The son also blames the father for him getting hurt or the female getting hurt and we are very confused on how to resolve the conflict please help

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Sarah
3 years ago

Hello,
I agree with Dr. Magnifico and Laura. We have two males who were aggressive towards each other at the beginning right after we first rescued them. It requires hands on training and time. You really have to be able to put in the time to do your training and homework and we ALWAYS neuter/spay our pets for a multitude of reasons, including behavior. I advise that along with enlisting the help of a good trainer/behaviorist. Best of luck to you.

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3 years ago

In addition to Dr. Magnifico’s suggestions, be aware same sex aggression is common, PARTICULARLY between parent and offspring. You may very well need to rehome the youngest.

Until you can get a behaviorist involved, stop all interactions between the males. Crate them and rotate which dog is out at any given time. Once fights start, they usually don’t stop until at least one dog is dead.

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
I suggest you get them all neutered and spayed and consider either behavior training with all of them, separating them until the anxiety and conflicts are resolved and/ or finding a home that is not so full of tension between the dogs. This is a very common problem in households with unspayed and unneutered dogs especially when they are all of the same breed.

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Caitlyn Murphy | 4 years ago
So Chester Has Been With Us For 5 Years. 2 Years Ago I Adopted A…

so Chester has been with us for 5 years. 2 years ago I adopted a dog myself. He is 2 years old and his name is bear. He is a Great Dane/ black lab mix. He is in training to become a service dog. I love Chester and bear with all my heart. Anyway my dog was a rescue and spent his early puppy hood around cats. And in Chester’s kitten hood he was around quite a big dog. With Chester bear wants to chase him, sniff him, and gets jealous if sees Chester anyones lap. He has a constant need to be the center classifies of attention and if he doesn’t have it, then he makes himself center of attention. he has tried to nip at him but Chester is quick to slap back with the paw. I think sometimes they do play. For the most part if Bear gets close to chester for his liking Chester hisses. Sometimes chester does nothing. Chester can slap at Bear and bear doesn’t get. Chester likes sleeping in bears crate, and eating bears food. What is that about? Also has this being my first experience having a cat and dog under one roof. Does it get better? How do I work with bear and correct his behavior so he knows Chester is his big brother and to not nip and bark at him sometimes. Will this always be there relationship. I know cats and dogs are natural enemies but I was hoping that they might get along at some point. They could be getting along now it’s hard to tell what’s playing, and what’s fighting. Any advice I would gladly take on how to make things better between them. Any body have a situation like this? How did you handle it? And why are Chester acting like this.

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Sarah
3 years ago

Hi there? We have a household with both cat and dogs. We’ve always made it known to the dogs that cats are higher in the pecking order no matter what. (Cats get fed first, cats are allowed on furniture and dogs ar not, cats are allowed in certain areas and dogs are not, etc.) It seems to help keep everyone “in line”. There are times when they will play chase and we do have one dog that gets jealous at times, and a reminder needs to be given. For the most part they all coexist very comfortably. The two of… Read more »

Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

I agree with Sarah!

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Ville .. | 4 years ago
I Have 2 Golden Retrievers Both From The Same Family And About 5 Years Old…

I have 2 golden retrievers both from the same family and about 5 years old. they have been playing together well until about 6 months when they started to get aggressive towards eachother whenever people/dogs/animals would walk by our gate, now it’s gotten to the point where i walk them and a dog comes by us and they start fighting eachother for wahtever reason. they never fight when at home or with other dogs that they have known for some time.

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Sarah
3 years ago

HI there-
I would talk to my vet and see if they can recommend a good behaviorist to help you. Explain that this is a fairly new behavior that’s is occurring.

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3 years ago

So you have siblings, and may be dealing with littermate syndrome…in addition, you’re dealing with barrier and leash aggression? This NEEDS a professional to evaluate. I have to ask why you’ve waited this long to get help? If you’ve had them since they were puppies, this should have been nipped in the bud years ago.

Until you CAN get a professional, I would crate the dogs and rotate which is out to prevent further fights.

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ammy singh | 4 years ago
I Have An Amstaf,last Night He Get Into A Fight With Other Mixbreed Giant Mastiff,and…

i have an amstaf,last night he get into a fight with other mixbreed giant mastiff,and now his stools are dark red,but no signs of diarrhea , he’s not eating at all.
what i have to do…..?

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Krista Magnifico
3 years ago

Hello,
Has a vet examined him? For infection? (I suspect every dog fight dog will get infection from the bite wounds). Has he been examined for possible internal injuries? Has he been given pain medication? I suspect these are all in order before he goes back to eating and feeling better

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Daniel McDonald | 4 years ago
Lacy- Old Cat Cosette- New Kitten (both Girls)l I Think My Cats Are Fighpting, But I’m Not Sure…

Lacy- Old cat
Cosette- New kitten
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I think my cats are fighpting, but I’m not sure. when they arep “wresting” the little kitten is using the mecphanism used to kill rats with, and making noises. her ears are also back. Lacy’s ears are forward, however and she remains fairly calm. the first thing that i think is happening is lacy gets annoyed by the eagerness and energy that the kitten has. another thing is that they may start out as playing (stalking, chasing etc.) and then they actually start play fighting and the little one gets intimidated by lacys size, causing her to fight back (mechanism, ears back). what ive noticed is that lacy no longer sits with me, i never see her purr anymore. she has become more distant. I dont know, what are your thoughts? They get along fine sometimes: Lacy licks and grooms Cosette sometimes. Tell me are they getting along fine, and if not, what should I do to improve their relationship?

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Sarah
3 years ago

WIth any new situation there is an adjustment period. I would be patient, and supervise their time together and make sure that you spend good time with them both.

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Amy Boyd | 4 years ago
My Dog Has A Seroma Above/on Her Foreleg- Essentially Her Wrist. She Has Begun Limping…

My dog has a seroma above/on her foreleg- essentially her wrist. She has begun limping and seems quite painful. She has been on clavamox and carprofen, she actually has 5 seromas (dog fight). They were getting so large I had them drained yesterday. They of course filled right back up but it bought her a more comfortable nap. But the one over joint has me worried. She’s a very stoic dog so I know it’s causing a lot of pain.
Is it just going to be a matter of time with lower activity? I hate making her take even a little walk, it’s the most pain she’s exhibited in all her hx of medical problems

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Jennifer Taylor
3 years ago

Awe I am so sorry to hear of your dog’s pain. My dog recently had several seromas following a fight with another dog in our home. He was treated much the same. Initially he did have several drains and was on antibiotics and pain meds. Once the drains were removed and meds finished the seromas formed, there was never any heat associated with them but there was a bit of pain and discomfort for him. I did check back with my vet to be sure there was nothing to be concerned with. They did just finally subside about a month… Read more »

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Sam Tumlaf | 4 years ago
I Have A Male Mixed Breed Dog About 7-8 Months. He Isn’t Defecating. Has No…

I have a Male Mixed Breed Dog about 7-8 months. He isn’t defecating. Has no fever. He is vomiting brown yellowish to white yellowish slime. He doesn’t want to eat or drink. I’ve been to 2 vets already and they told me its respiratory in nature. They gave my dog D-glucose to orally take and Dicycloverine as well as Doxycycline. Problem is my dog is fighting when we give him food through a syringe, water, and his medication. I suspect intestinal blockage but the vets tell me its respiratory in nature. What do you guys think? And should I resort to IV drips?Because I don’t want to traumatize my dog by forcing him to take his meds, food, and water. Thanks!

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Cantavit
4 years ago

The symptoms you describe seem identical to those my pup presented with when he had a nasty blockage. He went downhill very quickly, but thankfully we were able to save him. Please get a second opinion!

Sarah
4 years ago

Request a more accurate way to diagnose. Maybe a barium enema where they can give your dog a solution to ingest and then they take X-rays of the intestines to see if there is in fact a blockage. Stay a proactive advocate for your dog. Good luck!

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4 years ago

Find another vet. If he *isn’t* defecating and is vomiting, I would absolutely worry about a blockage. Go elsewhere, NOW.

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Roger Scott | 4 years ago
Why Does My Dog (50 Pound) Hate Certain Dogs? She Plays Great With Most…

Why does my dog (50 pound) hate certain dogs? She plays great with most dogs and most of the time they run and play roughly with each other in the dog park for a long time with no issues. However if a dog should happen to cross her by biting her or a hateful
bark (there is a evil bark) she will bite into them hard like its pure hate. No she does not fight them just a bite and it’s hard to free up her jaw. It’s like she is getting revenge from a pass life. BTW she is very friendly toward people no barking at them or jumping on them.

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Julie Brader
4 years ago

Hello Roger, your dog is simply defending herself. If another dog approaches in an aggressive manner she will stand up for herself and so she should. Some dogs will throw themselves on their backs, legs in the air and submit. Your dog is not one of them. Keep your eyes open and if you see a dog that looks like its going to bite/growl etc at your girl then pop her on a lead…and tell the other dog to go away.

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4 years ago

Most dogs are at least somewhat dog-selective, and I hate dog parks because there’s no good way to control the environment. Instead of dog parks, maybe get to know the owners of some of the dogs she gets along with, and try to set up play dates?

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Liz DeBruyn | 4 years ago
I’m Not Sure What To Do. My Spouse Has A Dog That Stays With Her…

I’m not sure what to do. My spouse has a dog that stays with her parents. However, about a year ago they adopted a little be able with issues. It seemed fine, but now the new dog is suffering from seizures, and randomly becomes violent when disturbed. The two have had little tiffs, but yesterday was a big one. We are also scared her parents or grandparents may be on the receiving end of a bite.

We are going to take her dog (not the problem one) to live with us. I own a fearful cat. The dog is a bit mean to her, but won’t bite or fight, she’s pretty afraid of the cats claws. But she is spoiled rotten after living with the grand parents, used to going in and out as she pleases, and sleeping in the people bed. I just don’t know what I can do to adjust; she’s high energy and we work business hours, I have weak muscles so I can’t walk her very far myself, but my spouse has work AND school 2 days a week, and loves this dog to death but I feel she doesn’t have adequate time for her (okay, okay, AND me…) What do I do? I don’t dislike dogs, but I am a cat person without much dog experience.

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Julie Brader
4 years ago

I understand the situation totally. You will all have to adapt to this new way of life….and you will adapt with time. As for your cat make sure she has high places she can go to have space from the dog. I’m a dog person but I have seen ledges for cats, placed round the wall so she can jump from one to the other. Put a litter tray in another room and let her have time out. There are daycare centres for the dog, she will have exercise and fun there and be tired when she comes home in… Read more »