• My dog won’t eat HolisticLife® vegan dog food?

    Best answer: Your dog will slowly waste away on a vegan diet. Come on, feed your dog the appropriate diet for a carnivorous animal. What did your Vet say when you told them about a vegan diet? I don't think any Vet would suggest that at all.
    Best answer: Your dog will slowly waste away on a vegan diet. Come on, feed your dog the appropriate diet for a carnivorous animal. What did your Vet say when you told them about a vegan diet? I don't think any Vet would suggest that at all.
    46 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What do vets do to an aggressive dog that wont let them near?

    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation,... show more
    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation, they probably won't do (react). In which case they'd muzzle him, or ask the owner to muzzle him.

    This is what vets and staff are trained to do.
    33 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • As a 15 year old girl, how can I train my two Maltese dogs to stop fighting over toys?

    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and... show more
    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and growling. They’re usually very well-behaved and quiet but this occasionally occurs.
    23 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should a householder aged 73 of failing health and a wife of even poorer condition be allowed to buy a pet dog?

    Best answer: I really dont like all the abuse you are recieving just because you are concerned about an elderly couple purchasing a pet dog! I can understand your concerns!. A dog may well cause an elderly person to trip or lose their balance, especially when coming downstairs. Also, are they fit enough to put the dog/s out at... show more
    Best answer: I really dont like all the abuse you are recieving just because you are concerned about an elderly couple purchasing a pet dog! I can understand your concerns!. A dog may well cause an elderly person to trip or lose their balance, especially when coming downstairs. Also, are they fit enough to put the dog/s out at regular intervals for toilet? if not, their home will become filled with poos and wees! Who will take the dogs for their daily walks?
    Unless these owners are young at heart and as fit as can be, then I would agree with you! I think it would be a hazard for them to have a dog/dogs around them 24/7 - unless someone was there at all times to monitor the situation.
    37 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to train a dog?

    25 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I get a formaly abused dog to trust me?

    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog. A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog. The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them. Find lots of quiet tasks to do... show more
    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog.
    A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog.
    The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them.
    Find lots of quiet tasks to do nearby so the dog gets accustomed to you sitting there quietly but ignoring them.
    After a few days, occasionally place a treatin the buffer zone while you are sitting quietly.
    Slowly (over several weeks) move the treats nearer to where you sit quietly.
    The dog is scared. Suffering PTSD. It needs time and patience to teach it you won't hurt or scare it.
    21 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My puppy is five Months so I’m assuming her first heat cycle is around the corner. What heat cycle is recommend before she can have puppies?

    Best answer: The 3rd, to be safe.
    Best answer: The 3rd, to be safe.
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do male dogs calm down after they’re neutered?

    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    My 6 month old puppy has been acting out of control lately and he’s getting neutered this so will he calm down?
    33 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Your opinions on this..?

    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a... show more
    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a doghouse, and is chained, and they don’t even have a yard. His water bowl is empty most of the time, it’s 90 degrees most days!. He’s CHAINED ALL DAY! Do you know who feeds him when no ones home? The HOUSEKEEPER!! I’ve just learned about this and want them to give the dog up to a rescue, because they obviously can’t care for him. Help me convince them, write your opinions.
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What should I name my female puppy?

    I have a female dog named Roxie. I love this name, and want a similar name for my new sweetie! 🐶🐈💜💕
    I have a female dog named Roxie. I love this name, and want a similar name for my new sweetie! 🐶🐈💜💕
    29 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • When a big dog is barking insanely crazy inside house at intruder.What percentage would u put on it being a biter if the intruder entered ?

    Best answer: in my house out of the 5 adults. I am POSITIVE that 3 will bite. I know my fawn will, because she almost got my neighbor who went into my house when I wasn't home to borrow the tractor and had to get they key. He said she wasn't bluffing and almost got the gate knocked down when he got the heck out of there.
    Best answer: in my house out of the 5 adults. I am POSITIVE that 3 will bite. I know my fawn will, because she almost got my neighbor who went into my house when I wasn't home to borrow the tractor and had to get they key. He said she wasn't bluffing and almost got the gate knocked down when he got the heck out of there.
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is my older female dog peeing everywhere?

    I have an 11 year old female Yorker-Schanuzer mix who I’ve had for 10 years and she recently (a few months) began peeing around the house, on people, in the car, literally anywhere she wants. She’s been potty trained since before I adopted her and I’ve never had this issue with her, she’s always been very good... show more
    I have an 11 year old female Yorker-Schanuzer mix who I’ve had for 10 years and she recently (a few months) began peeing around the house, on people, in the car, literally anywhere she wants. She’s been potty trained since before I adopted her and I’ve never had this issue with her, she’s always been very good about asking to go outside, she also has a doggy door at home so she is able to go in and out whenever she pleases. Do you think she could be marking her territory? We have a few other dogs but again, she’s never had this issue up until a few months ago and we’ve had the same dogs for over 5 years. Or could this be a UTI, kidney problems, bladder problems, etc...? I plan to take her into the vet but I was curious if anyone thought that she might just be marking her territory- but why would she pick up this new habit? Thanks in advance
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Humane way to put down a dog?

    I would rather use a gun, but access is impossible. I am a foreigner in 3rd world country. These dogs are very feral. Most are fine to ignore we have one that just killed all our Guinea hens, it didnt even eat them just ripped them to shreds. There are no local authoritys to get rid of it and most locals dont care... show more
    I would rather use a gun, but access is impossible. I am a foreigner in 3rd world country. These dogs are very feral. Most are fine to ignore we have one that just killed all our Guinea hens, it didnt even eat them just ripped them to shreds. There are no local authoritys to get rid of it and most locals dont care they just take the loss in stride when it happens to them and Killing is against their religion being Buddhist. Are there any humane poisons, Honesty even a seditive could work. anything i can get easily?
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Question about signs regarding livestock and dogs on public right of ways?

    So when walking my dog through some public right of way farmer s fields I saw a lot of signs saying to keep dogs on leashes as they can frighten or injure livestock. However, the same signs also said if cattle chase you to UNLEASH your dog? What exactly does that mean - if you kept your dog leashed and were chased... show more
    So when walking my dog through some public right of way farmer s fields I saw a lot of signs saying to keep dogs on leashes as they can frighten or injure livestock. However, the same signs also said if cattle chase you to UNLEASH your dog? What exactly does that mean - if you kept your dog leashed and were chased by cattle, would you both be likely to be injured? Do they expect the dog to defend you/itself against the cattle, buying you time to jump a fence? Or do they expect the dog to flee and be spared from injury, or would the cattle be more likely to chase the dog, than the human? Having a well-socialised dog who loves livestock and also a completely neutral dog, I cannot imagine how unleashing them would have any benefit? And honestly wouldn t without knowing why beforehand - now, the fields with cattle we passed had calves, mothers and intact bulls - we tread slowly, but came very close to them and they seemed unbothered. However, I can totally imagine a different response. We were chased by a group of (super overly friendly) horses though and my usually livestock-loving dog panicked then; say the horses were cattle and I unleashed him, he would be completely disorientated and helpless - neither fleeing nor attacking, so I am really baffled by what these signs I saw were referring to Thanks
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My friends Staphire terrier growls at me for no reason,?

    My friends staphire terrier growls at me for no reason, On one occasion I was sitting on the bed five feet away, on another I was halfway through the house, I myself own a small dog and don’t have this issue with her? Could she just be protective? Am I a bad person that this dog hates me?
    My friends staphire terrier growls at me for no reason, On one occasion I was sitting on the bed five feet away, on another I was halfway through the house, I myself own a small dog and don’t have this issue with her? Could she just be protective? Am I a bad person that this dog hates me?
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you give a dog a rabies shot after a possible exposure?

    Okay, so we found a dog on the side of the highway and brought him home not too long ago (maybe a week ago a Rottweiler mix we named meatloaf). We haven’t had a chance to get him shots yet and our neighbors dog (jack) just got in our yard and was having seizures. Not walking right. He wasn’t acting right. He was... show more
    Okay, so we found a dog on the side of the highway and brought him home not too long ago (maybe a week ago a Rottweiler mix we named meatloaf). We haven’t had a chance to get him shots yet and our neighbors dog (jack) just got in our yard and was having seizures. Not walking right. He wasn’t acting right. He was having a seizure and I went to pet him and he growled and tried to bite me and meatloaf jumped on him and went to bite him and I pulled meatloaf back and my husband called our neighbors and they came and checked him out and we all knew he was far too gone. He was not able to walk and was acting aggressive (but only during his seizures) so the neighbors shot him and took his body off. They called us saying it was a snake bite. But I’m still scared. I always make sure that my animals have all their shots but meatloaf was picked up about a week ago and I won’t be paid until Tuesday. Which is when I was planning on getting his shots. Does this sound like rabies? Jack was perfectly fine yesterday. And even when I visited them today he was good. He just suddenly changed in the last hour or two. This happened on our front porch (he had a seizure on our front porch legit scratched at our front door mid seizure and that’s how we found him, meatloaf wasn’t barking or anything though) and carried out to our driveway (we’re our neighbors ended it) But if i take out a loan and get his shots tomorrow or Monday when I can get into a vet will meatloaf be okay?
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago