• Leaving dog with separation anxiety alone for a week, i need advice?

    I need advice, here s some notes: -She s a jack russell terrier -Even when we leave for an hour, she constantly jumps at the door non-stop -We haven t been able to potty train her, so she does her business near the door, resulting in her jumping in it until we get home. -We re leaving for a week for vacation... show more
    I need advice, here s some notes: -She s a jack russell terrier -Even when we leave for an hour, she constantly jumps at the door non-stop -We haven t been able to potty train her, so she does her business near the door, resulting in her jumping in it until we get home. -We re leaving for a week for vacation -We have someone to check up on her but no one to stay here for longer than 10 mins a day -She could wear herself out by jumping -She sometimes has fits/seizures I m just so worried about leaving her, what should i do?
    26 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people buy dogs from breeders?

    I work at an animal hospital where I see all kinds of dogs to even a wolf hybrid at times My question is why do people spend hundreds to thousands on a puppy just because it a pure bred? Study shows that pure breeds have more health issues, and a lot of the breeders are awful. (Some are good/okay) To give you... show more
    I work at an animal hospital where I see all kinds of dogs to even a wolf hybrid at times My question is why do people spend hundreds to thousands on a puppy just because it a pure bred? Study shows that pure breeds have more health issues, and a lot of the breeders are awful. (Some are good/okay) To give you a few examples of what I see at work: We had some guy bring in his German Shepard puppy (23 weeks old) for a parvo test. The guy spent $3,000 on this dog, and he said that his dog has been having diarrhea, and he knows that the breeder has a high parvo incidents in his kennels. We had someone come in a few weeks ago with a 4 WEEK OLD pup. Every since then she has been calling us asking for advice because her puppy (now 6 weeks old) has been aggressive with her, and snarls. (It s a Doberman). It s illegal to sell a puppy under 8 weeks old where I live. I understand if you want a rare breed, or if you need a dog for a job, but if you re an average joe who is going to use the dog an a companion. Why do you need to go to a breeder to spend thousands on just the puppy, and not go to a shelter (they have puppies) and spend less than $500 and have everything covered. These are just some cases within a month. We have worse cases with people who have older dogs. Every Golden Retriever that is 6 or older has cancer. There are dogs that are 3 years old who have a bigger file than my 10 year old lab mix.
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • My dog won’t eat?

    My dog won’t eat and her stomach growls. She does drink a little bit of water and pee but looks like she’s in pain does anyone know what she has and how much it will cost me?
    My dog won’t eat and her stomach growls. She does drink a little bit of water and pee but looks like she’s in pain does anyone know what she has and how much it will cost me?
    10 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Do you have a dog that tries to talk?

    We have. When I'm talking to my wife she will come and stand between us, look up and make "wow-wow-row-rorowoo" noises. She obliviously thinks she's joining in the conversation, it's so funny!
    We have. When I'm talking to my wife she will come and stand between us, look up and make "wow-wow-row-rorowoo" noises. She obliviously thinks she's joining in the conversation, it's so funny!
    15 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can you cope with putting your pet down?

    How can you cope with putting your pet down?

    My 13-year old dog is scheduled to be put to sleep in 4 days. She has two very large unremovable tumours in her stomach; they are pressing on her organs and are most noticeably affecting her bladder (she has lots of trouble trying to go to the bathroom, and she can't really tell when she's going). She is... show more
    My 13-year old dog is scheduled to be put to sleep in 4 days. She has two very large unremovable tumours in her stomach; they are pressing on her organs and are most noticeably affecting her bladder (she has lots of trouble trying to go to the bathroom, and she can't really tell when she's going). She is also eating less than usual. She can't jump around like she used to either, but then again she is an old dog. Her quality of life will deteriorate quickly in this state. However, she drinks normally and responds to us normally and can still get around just fine... the vet also said that she probably isn't really in pain from the way she responded to her examination, she might just be a bit uncomfortable. I know it's better to let her go before these good qualities leave as well, but it is these factors that make it so hard for me to think about... she will be awake and aware of whats going on when we bring her to the vet, and she hates it there so she will probably be frightened.. how can you let your pet go knowing that they are alert and are trusting in you that they will come out of this visit to the vet like any other? She doesn't know that we are bringing her there to die.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do we love dogs so much they make us cry so hard when they die?

    Best answer: Thank you. I love to tell this story
    In mythology Zeuss seperated the world. Humans on one side and animals on the other. As the world seperated, at the very last moment.....dog jumped acrossed & stood by man.
    Best answer: Thank you. I love to tell this story
    In mythology Zeuss seperated the world. Humans on one side and animals on the other. As the world seperated, at the very last moment.....dog jumped acrossed & stood by man.
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people like small dog breeds better than bigger dog breeds?

    I volunteered at a shelter when I was 15. People seemed to be more interested when we had small dog breeds (especially purebred!). They seem to get adopted much quicker, and a lot of the euthanized pets were big dogs. Even as older dogs, people are willing to pay more money for one. Compared to a bigger older dog,... show more
    I volunteered at a shelter when I was 15. People seemed to be more interested when we had small dog breeds (especially purebred!). They seem to get adopted much quicker, and a lot of the euthanized pets were big dogs. Even as older dogs, people are willing to pay more money for one. Compared to a bigger older dog, they are generally worth more. Why is this?
    20 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are veterinarians really in it to help animals or are they in it for the money?

    I lost my dearest friend this week. He ate something that got lodged in his stomach and no amount of throwing up could dislodge it. I took him in to the emergency vet clinic and they did some exrays but they said up front your dog will die from a digestive track rupture if they don't get surgery today. Oh,... show more
    I lost my dearest friend this week. He ate something that got lodged in his stomach and no amount of throwing up could dislodge it. I took him in to the emergency vet clinic and they did some exrays but they said up front your dog will die from a digestive track rupture if they don't get surgery today. Oh, and it will cost $3000 and we need that upfront right now or we won't do anything for him. The problem is that this was a Sunday. We don't have money like that just on hand. We don't have that much credit available on any cards we have. We had CareCredit but not enough credit available and no amount of pleading would make them raise the credit line even if this was an emergency. We called around to other vets and it all came back the same. They all quoted different prices from $2800 to $3500 for the surgery but all needed money upfront. Only 1 vet in the area was known to do payment installments but they were closed on Sunday. Thing is, we actually had the money in our bank accounts. We COULD pay, but in order to do so we needed to clear it with the bank first but as with every bank in the US they are closed on Sundays. And they cap daily withdraws from an account to $500 unless first cleared with them. The irony is we COULD have paid and saved my best friend if it had been a Monday, but since it was Sunday there was nothing I could do and the vet wasn't willing to help. I was faced with either having them suffer and deteriorate and die or end their suffering.
    16 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Why do people care so much about spaying and neutering?

    Im a 16 year old girl and my mom never altered our pets. If everyone spayed and neutered then where would the offspring come from? The sky or the trees? There's be no puppies and kittens! I understand that if you can't afford them, don't want them or can't take care of them then you should alter but... show more
    Im a 16 year old girl and my mom never altered our pets. If everyone spayed and neutered then where would the offspring come from? The sky or the trees? There's be no puppies and kittens! I understand that if you can't afford them, don't want them or can't take care of them then you should alter but everyone is crazy about this! They're just pets really. We got our Toy Poodle from my aunt's dog who had puppies. My teacher bred her dog over summer and everyone wanted them quickly.
    14 answers · 11 hours ago
  • My dog was attacked by a pit bull so I took her to the vet and the vet said I need to put down $800 for them to start saving my dogs life...?

    I didn't have $800 so they there's nothing else they could do the only other option was to euthanize her. I don't know about anybody else and it may seem like I'm being bias but if God blessed me with so much intelligence and I was able to become a veterinarian I would try to save the animals life... show more
    I didn't have $800 so they there's nothing else they could do the only other option was to euthanize her. I don't know about anybody else and it may seem like I'm being bias but if God blessed me with so much intelligence and I was able to become a veterinarian I would try to save the animals life then talk money afterwards whether it works or not. I know it's not a human but it's still a life. $800 is a lot of money, most people don't have that all at one time. If the vet REALLY cared like she claims she would have tried something. If you were a vet what would you do? Do you think what she did was ok?
    15 answers · 19 hours ago
  • What should I name my female black lab puppy?

    I am getting a female black lab puppy here pretty soon and can’t decide/ come up with a good name. These are the names that I have so far: Luna Willow Daisy Ella I am open to other name suggestions, but I would like it to be 2 syllables.
    I am getting a female black lab puppy here pretty soon and can’t decide/ come up with a good name. These are the names that I have so far: Luna Willow Daisy Ella I am open to other name suggestions, but I would like it to be 2 syllables.
    36 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to put dog to sleep?

    we have a very very old dog but she will not sleep in her bed and keep whining at night. idea to put to sleep?
    we have a very very old dog but she will not sleep in her bed and keep whining at night. idea to put to sleep?
    15 answers · 1 day ago
  • Are dogs owners really so stupid to not understand why a person would kill their dog if their dog gets out of control and attack them?

    Best answer: I certainly aint but on the other hand id question your motives and act accordingly and thats for sure.....You see my dogs would only attack you if you tried to bother my Lambs and Ewes or in defence of my property. My dogs do not run the streets ....They simply cant you see there being no streets where i live in... show more
    Best answer: I certainly aint but on the other hand id question your motives and act accordingly and thats for sure.....You see my dogs would only attack you if you tried to bother my Lambs and Ewes or in defence of my property. My dogs do not run the streets ....They simply cant you see there being no streets where i live in the countryside. for them to run on..... One of them is also easily intelligent enough to be able to out think you and blindside you also anyway.
    13 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What is a good psychiatric service dog breed?

    Best answer: I'm not going to advise a certain breed. Instead I'm going to say get whatever breed you like and socialize the heck out of it! Breed has less to do with a dogs temperament and personality than the way it was raised. Or a perhaps a better method would be to find an older dog that has been well socialized... show more
    Best answer: I'm not going to advise a certain breed. Instead I'm going to say get whatever breed you like and socialize the heck out of it! Breed has less to do with a dogs temperament and personality than the way it was raised.

    Or a perhaps a better method would be to find an older dog that has been well socialized as a puppy and has had basic training.

    I've seen chihuahuas that retrieve better than Labradors. I've seen Golden Retrievers attack more viciously than Pit Bulls. I've seen German Shepherds who let babies crawl all over them. I've seen poodles that are dumber than your average toilet seat. Breed doesn't have much to do with anything, except that you know which genetic issues your dog is most likely to develop.
    11 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Will I get rabies if a street dog licked my finger?

    A dog licked me yesterday on my finger in the street just as an act of gratitude I think cause I gave it some food a day. Will I get rabies from it?
    A dog licked me yesterday on my finger in the street just as an act of gratitude I think cause I gave it some food a day. Will I get rabies from it?
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Dog left in vehicle often, windows down?

    So I've noticed one of my neighbors often leaves what I assume is there dog (a young boxer) in their car. Windows all the way down and with a pillow and cover. We're in Texas. It's been cooling down but the heat has been kind of high. The first time I just chalked it up to a brief thing. But it's... show more
    So I've noticed one of my neighbors often leaves what I assume is there dog (a young boxer) in their car. Windows all the way down and with a pillow and cover. We're in Texas. It's been cooling down but the heat has been kind of high. The first time I just chalked it up to a brief thing. But it's been a couple days and I often see the dog in there. I can't say for 100 percent sure but I think I also so it was tied by the collar (not tightly or uncomfortably) down. As I was running by I did stop and look in and the dog seem sleepy barely looked at me, didn't bark, didn't wake it's tail, just kept laying there. The neighbors themselves seem nice enough but I've only said as much as good morning and have a good day a few times to them. Is that animal abuse? Should I say something? Or should I just leave it be?
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Vet told me to use hydrogen peroxide to clean my dog’s sutures...?!?!!!?

    Best answer: If you are uncomfortable then try Betadine. It is one of few human antiseptics that are great for dogs too. Try and distract your dog when it wants to lick.
    Best answer: If you are uncomfortable then try Betadine. It is one of few human antiseptics that are great for dogs too. Try and distract your dog when it wants to lick.
    12 answers · 1 day ago