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Hello Hello | 6 years ago
Please This Is Urgent They Will Die If I Dont Have An Answer. Its Currently…

Please this is urgent they will die if I dont have an answer. Its currently like 43 F outside and my female Rottweiler is currently taking care of the pups in her dog house outside. Its to cold for them to stay out there, but if they dont stay with the mother they will not get nutrition. Also I have no idea if there is infection in my female’s milk and if she herself has an infection or the babies. I can not go to the vet right now since its like 7 pm and my mother won’t go. Im 16 and I dont want my pups to die. Please someone give me advice on what to do. Please. I care for them.

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sarah Blanken
sarah Blanken(@sarahblanken)
5 years ago

There are free vet on line that will tell you how to care for the problem with video on call. You just Tex them what you are needing and they will Tex u back with a video.also if you can run an  extension cord and plug in a little heater the kind that shuts off when it gets typed over so there is no figher.and give lots of blanket s.and plunty of water and food. Good luck.

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

You did good! She will be ok for tonight, do like we said, and put some milk jugs with warm water in there, she will keep the pups warm, maybe make sure they cannot fall out of the house.put a short board across that she can get out but the pups cannot fall out. If you keep the wind out and give her some blankets or straw she will be fine till tomorrow. It sounds like you did real good, keep disturbances at a minimum, she will take good care of them…

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

Ok relax. can the dog and pups come in??? why not?? can you put them in a basement? If not, can you buy a bail of straw? get a bail of straw and put it in the dog house, hang a sheet over the opening to keep it warm. you can put warm water bottles out there to build up some warmth. Is the mother nursing the puppie? have you seen the puppies nursing? if the dog house has a sheet over the door and you put a bunch of hay in it, the pups will cuddle with the mother… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

You are doing great Richard! 65-70 in the house will be great, keep the wind out with a blanket over the door, and if possible, get some straw. You are being very conscientious and doing a great job considering it is under difficult circumstances. When I was young, we had a litter of hunting dogs outside in a dog house in december in PA where is it cold. Now that was not ideal, and I do not recommend it, but they all lived. Keep the doghouse warm and the mother will keep the pups warm. try to find some straw,… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

Richard I am so proud of you to take such good care of the puppies, Rosa is lucky she found you, especially in an area that does not value dogs. If you provide good nutrition and plenty of water for Rosa, she will take care of the pups. The pups will be best with their mom until at least 8 weeks old, so maybe try to find homes for them and let people know they will go home at 8 weeks old. Also, you will see the mother start weaning her puppies anywhere from 4 weeks on, you will want… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

Aww Richard, yours is the best post I have ever seen here! I cannot thank you enough! I am so sorry about you loosing your home here, that is very sad, do you have family where you are now? You sound like a wonderful young man! As far as the puppies go, I would really try to find homes for at least one or two of the pups, it will be so much money and responsibility for you to take care of them all well, and you want the best homes possible. If you start looking now, you may find… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

I would try to look for owners before a shelter, if you start looking now, you may have people that you like and trust respond. I think keeping one is good, two puppies are harder to train, and I think you should learn how to train this puppy so that it can go in the house, or anywhere with you, and I will find some great web sites to share with you on puppy training, because if you train the puppy you keep from little on, you can end up with the best dog ever, and one you can proudly… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

TY Dr Magnifico, Richard is really a wonderful pet owner who is a responsible young man, and I applaud him! Richard, you can certainly ask for money to recoup the money you put out, but make it affordable so people will want your pups. I think that your friend sounds wonderful, and I think that you looking in on them to make sure they care for your puppy is a great idea. The puppies can be ready from 8 weeks on to go to a new home. the biggest thing is make sure you socialize them, that they get to… Read more »

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

Rosa is so pretty and so proud of her babies!! you have done an amazing job! Make sure her collar is not choking her ok? perhaps she pulls against it?. Also you do not know her past, so it could be anything. you did say she had surgery correct? They may have inserted a tube in her throat and there may still be some irritation.

Lisa Pfab
Lisa Pfab(@lisapfab)
5 years ago

How is it going Richard??
I hope that your pups are doing wonderful!~

debra yuhasz
debra yuhasz(@debrayuhasz)
5 years ago

It sounds like she’ll be fine. It’s nice to see a young person so concerned about his dog! Check the pups as often as you can to make sure no one has gotten wrapped up in a blanket and can’t get to the mother. Other than that the mother dog knows just what to do. Keeping the wind out of the dog house is important. Bottles of warm water, straw, a heating pad set on low. When I’ve had to use a heating pad I put it under a towel and then tape down all the edges of the towel… Read more »

debra yuhasz
debra yuhasz(@debrayuhasz)
5 years ago

Like Krista said when the jugs of warm water become cold they can do more harm than good so if you have to go that route make sure to replace them with warm ones as needed. The straw is great because straw is hollow and the warmth from the dog warms the air in the straw and keeps it warm. Remember that dogs in Alaska are outside year round and some have puppies in the winter. They are in wooden dog houses just like you have and they do very well. Rottie’s have a short coat with a nice, thick… Read more »

debra yuhasz
debra yuhasz(@debrayuhasz)
5 years ago

You’re doing great, kid! With the wonderful care you are giving them you are going to have the best and healthiest pups in all of Romania. I hope it will be possible for you to find loving homes for them in a country that is not dog friendly. People here will continue to help you for as long as you need it. I’m so proud of you…..maybe I should adopt you!

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ポプシクル | 6 years ago
This Is A Serious Question, I’m Curious. I Feel That Pet Food These Days Isn’t…

This is a serious question, I’m curious. I feel that pet food these days isn’t that nutritious, and dogs and cats should be hunting for their own food instead of being given this crappy foul tasting “wet food”. In the future, I wanted to buy rabbits, mice, and rats and put them in an enclosure with my dogs to teach them to hunt. Would this be legal? Because I don’t see anything wrong or inhumane about this seeing as people buy live mice for their snakes to eat. So why don’t we do this with dogs and cats? Surely wet food isn’t as good for them?

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5 years ago

A domestic dog is not a wolf even though they may have ancestry in common. A domestic dog does not have the digestive tract of wolves. Raw fed dogs are fed raw meat but they are not expected to kill their own. Personally my dogs eat what I eat as I feel that pet food is sadly lacking. This includes meat, fish, vegetables and a small amount of pasta and rice. I do not eat rats or mice and I wouldn’t give it to them either. Of my seven dogs only two have a small amount of prey drive. I… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

instead of buying them from pet stores, look into reptile supply.  they will sell frozen/thawed.  i also cannot say this would be a nutritionally complete diet.  better to fully research raw feeding and put meals together that ARE nutritionally complete.  besides, your house pet does not need to learn to hunt…and depending on the breed of your dog(s), they may fail miserably in this task.  feed a high quality kibble or feed raw, do not feed live rodents. and yes, this is considered inhumane, especially considering how it’s basically one step away from animal fighting.  can’t you see how that… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

oh, and another thing: cats are an invasive species, especially in the UK. they already kill too many animals for sport. they do not need to be encouraged to kill for food.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

It wouldn’t be for entertainment but it would be for entertainment.

Your ethics are in question. Be glad I lack ban powers. People who justify allowing their animals fight for their personal amusement disgust me.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

cats should not be outside. they are an invasive species and have hunted many native rodent and bird species to the point where they are endangered. letting cats outside is irresponsible, plain and simple.

you said you wanted to do this for your entertainment as well as that of your dog. THAT IS PROBLEMATIC. how can you not see this?

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5 years ago

to be fair, while raw is IDEAL for carnivores like cats and dogs, not all will do well on it.

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5 years ago

hi there Ashlee.  i guess you went Schnauzer instead of Doberman?  🙂  I don’t blame you, necessarily, thought Schnauzers do have a grooming requirement dobes don’t have. Avoid Blue Buffalo.  there’s a class action settlement against them due to deliberate mislabeling of their product. there are LOTS of good brands out there.  read labels.  avoid corn, make sure meat is the first 2 or 3 ingredients (preferably 3).  you’ll want to start him on Pro Plan when he comes home just to make sure he’s used to the food, but seriously, do the research.  a great website to start is http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/… Read more »

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5 years ago

I totally agree, Laura. There is a great book I list on my site – Fresh food and ancient wisdom, by Ihor Basko, about chinese food medicine. Often not raw. Fresh is my key, not necessarily raw.

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marsha mathers | 6 years ago
I Found An Abandoned Kitten Who Was About 3 Weeks And Is About 2 Weeks…

I found an abandoned kitten who was about 3 weeks and is about 2 weeks older now. I’ve been feeding her through a syringe. As KMR is rarely available in my country, I’ve made her the home replacement formula of milk, water, yogurt and egg yolk. Though not a fully nutritious diet, she is very active. But i can still feel her ribs and bones which might mean that she is underweight.
Is there any other alternate diet that can make her healthy?

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marsha mathers | 6 years ago
Though Not A Fully Nutritious Diet, She Is Very Active. But I Can Still Feel…

Though not a fully nutritious diet, she is very active. But i can still feel her ribs and bones which might mean that she is underweight.
Is there any other alternate diet that can make her healthy?
Plus she urinates everyday but hasn’t pooped for a week so far. Is that normal?
And also my kitten has this vibrating noise that comes from her body for a minute or so and then disappears. As I cannot afford to take her to a vet right now, I consulted a friend who said it might be rattly breathing which can indicate a respiratory infection. She also prescribed me amoxicillin pediatric drops. I’ve been giving my kitten the drops since a week. Is that safe and okay?

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Dawn Ferara, DVM(@dferara)
6 years ago

Honestly, I can’t tell you if the Amoxicillin is safe and effective because I can’t examine the kitten.  Additionally, I find it a problem that you have started the kitten on antibiotics without an examination by a veterinary professional.

At 5 weeks of age, the kitten should be able to eat regular kitten food. Her not pooping for a week is a major problem and I know you said you don’t have the money for a veterinary visit but this kitten really needs to see a vet as soon as u can afford the visit.

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6 years ago

Hi Cuba, It is so wonderful of you to try to save this kitten.  Unfortunately this situation is not good.  Emergency homemade formula is something to be used only until you can get some formula made specifically for kittens and should not be used for more than 24 hours.  Kittens that have respiratory problems (or any sickness really) often go downhill very fast and will die without proper treatment.  Not defecating for a week is very bad.  My advice is to ask your family and friends to help you pay for a vet visit as soon as possible or it may… Read more »

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Draconis Angeli | 6 years ago
I Know You Have To Watch The Protein But I Want To Help His Nutrition…

I know you have to watch the protein but I want to help his nutrition and fluid along with the Purina NF wet food and water.

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Sian Beeton | 6 years ago
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My 18 month old cat has had his third eyelids constantly up for nearly a year. I have taken him to see the vet 4 times over this period and been given eye drops. Last time the vet said that what may have happened is at one point he may have had intestinal problems which have permanently damaged his control over the third eye lid. Another Scarier possibility is cancer but as he is otherwise well and does not appear to be in any pain/discomfort the vet suggested leaving it for now. I have been giving him nutritional supplements to help with digestion/intestinal problems to see if This helps but it does not appear to have resolved his third eyelid problem. I’d like to know if there is anything else I could try to help resolve this problem?

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ritesh anand | 7 years ago
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Hi All, need you support and advise, I have a 4month old golden retriever; 1 month back we noticed that she is limping and feeding and does not stand long at a point, she has stopped paying and only likes to lie down, her both the hind leg are close to each other when she stand. we took her to the doctor and there we discovered that she is suffering from hip dysplasia. We got her X-ray done as well. Wanted to understand what best can be done to get her fully recovered. Doctor has given her Romovin (nutritional supplement) and pain killer medicine. Current she is suffering from pain and issue standing for long. We are suffering to seeing my baby in such condition she was so playful and all of a sudden she has become silent.

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melissa oles | 7 years ago
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A colony of feral cats showed up last summer and I felt bad for this little female because she was hurt with an open wound and I’d seen her run from the other bigger tom cats. So I started feeding her, hoping good nutrition would help her heal, and it did. When the weather got terribly cold and windy I made her a bed under my Adirondak chair’s footstools, closed it all up to keep her warm, and so of course I now have a stray, feral cat living on my patio. I know she’s been spayed and let go by a no kill shelter because her left ear is snipped. My cats are jealous and haven’t been able to go out because they need their vaccines, and I don’t know what kinds of diseases she could have. She’s also digging in the mulch and using my flower beds as her litter box. I can’t even open my family room windows because she sits on the chairs outside and looks in the windows when she’s waiting to be fed, and I don’t want her to sneeze on them or anything. In my love and concern for animals, I’ve really made a huge blunder this time, and really don’t know what to do. The cost of feeding 3 cats now has gotten to be too much as well. I can’t afford vet fees for my cats to have checkups and shots, so I certainly can’t afford to have them tested for anything, should they come in contact with her, or her excrement, or even the bed I made for her, even the patio, where I’ve fed her. What can I do?

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Can anyone provide a recipe for homemade dog food? I have heard some concerns about dogs not getting enough nutrition from homemade food so if anyone also has any info on that topic, that would be helpful as well. Thank you!

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Christina Chambreau(@000fa67712c8a359c0d7a1ad071254d4)
7 years ago

Well, this question has many possible answers, so you need to see what makes sense to you. In 30 years of holistic practice, I have found that most animals thrive on a relatively balanced diet. They have evolved, as people have, to thrive if they are fed a variety of fresh, species appropriate foods.  Most parents do not go to a nutritionist to decide on the best food for their children, so I do not see a need to do that for our pets. The more they are a part of the family, with some differences by species, the better… Read more »

Micha Michlewicz
Micha Michlewicz(@michamichlewicz)
7 years ago

I don’t recommend formulating your own diet recipes or going with ones found on the internet or even most books. A lot of what’s out there is nutritionally incomplete and formulated by people who aren’t qualified in small animal nutrition. 

If you’d like to feed a homemade diet, and would like some options, I highly recommend http://www.balanceit.com with the appropriate supplement, as specified by the recipes. These are formulated by board certified Veterinary Nutritionists.

Or you can pay for a consult with one of the board certified Veterinary Nutritionists. http://www.acvn.org/directory

PK Dennis
PK Dennis(@pkdennis)
7 years ago

You don’t need to worry about formulas and recipes when feeding raw.  You just need to feed your dog and watch how their body and energy respond.  As stated in other answers, it is just like feeding your kids — don’t feed them the same thing week after week, and unlike human children, dogs don’t need grains and don’t really need much in the way of vegetables.  I have been feeding raw since 1992 and I have done it all — grinding one root veg and one green veg, tons of supplements, etc.  But my raw feeding has evolved based… Read more »

PK Dennis
PK Dennis(@pkdennis)
7 years ago

Oh and one last thing: never feed your dog a cooked bone!  Dogs evolved to eat raw bones, they end up as powder in the stool.  However a cooked bone can splinter and pierce the gut!  Raw only!