• What is this growth on dogs paw?

    Best answer: IMO, you always need to be concerned over lumps and bumps. Yes, large lumpy things are often fatty cysts or tumors and benign, but Goldens are prone to various types of cancer including mast cell - which is slow growing and can be removed. We had a dog get bone cancer of the TOE and it started out as a lump and... show more
    Best answer: IMO, you always need to be concerned over lumps and bumps. Yes, large lumpy things are often fatty cysts or tumors and benign, but Goldens are prone to various types of cancer including mast cell - which is slow growing and can be removed.

    We had a dog get bone cancer of the TOE and it started out as a lump and it grew, and it DID begin to bother the dog, as she walked. She often licked it, - but she had had food allergies all her life and often licked her paws (despite medications) so until I could see the ulceration, it did not seem serious. At about that point, I consulted my breeder and she urged me to in fact see my vet, as she thought it could be bone cancer and she was right. Sadly, the old girl had so many OTHER health problems we opted NOT to cut her toe off or to make her suffer since it was causing discomfort. (X-rays had already shown a painful bony growth on her pelvis shaped like a HOOK, going back towards her bladder and kidneys, among OTHER things.) We also knew Great Danes - (which she was not) actually DIE of leg and bone cancer. Cutting off a toe, does not guarantee the cancer has not or will not spread.
    9 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Question about winter coats for dogs?

    I am going shopping for my puppy a winter jacket. I was wondering if the jacket acts as a harness as well and if there will be a loop for me to clasp the leash to ? If not , Is the harness to be worn underneath the jacket? Or over the jacket?
    I am going shopping for my puppy a winter jacket. I was wondering if the jacket acts as a harness as well and if there will be a loop for me to clasp the leash to ? If not , Is the harness to be worn underneath the jacket? Or over the jacket?
    11 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Helping a dog transition in new home while old owner is still around?

    To make a long story short, my boyfriends dog was attacked by his brothers dog, and while defending himself, Butch (boyfriends dog) bit and left a mark on the other dog. Butch has only been with them for about two months, other dog almost 5 years. Boyfriends mom refuses to let Butch back in the house. I took... show more
    To make a long story short, my boyfriends dog was attacked by his brothers dog, and while defending himself, Butch (boyfriends dog) bit and left a mark on the other dog. Butch has only been with them for about two months, other dog almost 5 years. Boyfriends mom refuses to let Butch back in the house. I took Butch in, as he d been in my home plenty of times and I knew he got along with all my own animals, including my three other dogs. My boyfriend comes around regularly, like at least 5 hours a day, seven days a week. Unfortunately, the other 19 hours a day, he is deeply depressed. He s lost weight even though he s eating plenty, and is just not handling like I like. He gets extremely overjoyed when my boyfriend comes over, but that can t be 24/7. And he doesn t want to bond with any of us, even though we try. Any idea what to do to help Butch out? When he s over, my bf spends the whole time with him. Going back home is not an option, we don t want to risk him hurting the other dog worse (even though the other dog is the aggressor)/
    8 answers · Dogs · 17 hours ago
  • Can a cat catch a cold from its owner?

    8 answers · Cats · 5 hours ago
  • My boyfriends brother suddenly had to put his dog to sleep?

    On friday october 12th, my boyfriend and i took his brothers dog on a walk around 9pm. His dog is about 5 years old and is a half german shepherd/great dane. He was extremely excited and happy to go on a walk as usual. Jumping and yelling as soon as the leash comes out. We returned from our 30 minute walk and 2... show more
    On friday october 12th, my boyfriend and i took his brothers dog on a walk around 9pm. His dog is about 5 years old and is a half german shepherd/great dane. He was extremely excited and happy to go on a walk as usual. Jumping and yelling as soon as the leash comes out. We returned from our 30 minute walk and 2 hours later, his brother calls my boyfriend and asks if anything happened to the dog when we went on a walk because the dog became paralyzed and couldnt walk, resulting in dragging himself to get around. We were completely shocked, because all we did was walk him and then take him back home. He had to take his dog to an animal hospital and put him to sleep. The vet looked for any syptoms of him getting bit by an insect outdoors but there were no signs. As far as i know, the vet told him there was nothing they could do and that if they were to perform surgeries it would be very expensive and not knowing if they would even work. This is a huge mystery and was so unexpected. None of it makes any sense. Did he suddenly have a stroke? Is it something neurological? Can a professional, veterinarian or someone in the medical field that is experienced with animal medicine explain this to me please? We miss his dog so much and this was a huge shock.
    9 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • What color is my cat ?

    What color is my cat ?

    Best answer: Blue Tortie Point and White domestic longhair. While the pattern is from a Himalayan, Himi's don't have white on them; other option is a Ragdoll.

    However, she is neither breed - she is considered to be a domestic longhair.
    Best answer: Blue Tortie Point and White domestic longhair. While the pattern is from a Himalayan, Himi's don't have white on them; other option is a Ragdoll.

    However, she is neither breed - she is considered to be a domestic longhair.
    16 answers · Cats · 5 days ago
  • What can i do about a bunch of stray cats?

    I live in apts and about 4 years ago the guy next door moved in and brought 2 cats who he keeps outside, they have been having babies like crazy and now there are like 20+ cats out here. The guys a drunk and a crack head so he wont do anything for them, ive already talked to him about it. I called my local shelter... show more
    I live in apts and about 4 years ago the guy next door moved in and brought 2 cats who he keeps outside, they have been having babies like crazy and now there are like 20+ cats out here. The guys a drunk and a crack head so he wont do anything for them, ive already talked to him about it. I called my local shelter and they said they are overly full and would put most of the cats down, the cats are shy but not mean, i dont want them to be killed, if i had money id catch them take them to get fixed and let them back go. "They arent house cats wont make good house pets" i feed them daily but thats about all i can afford to do. I was told some states have catch and reliese programs where they catch wild cats, fix them and let them go, im trying to find a program like that but no luck so far.. anyone know how i can find one? Im in indianapolis indiana Marion county. Also theres a little tiny kitten out here whos sooo sweet, i have a friend who would take the kitten in but the kitten has liquid poo "i think, his tail and butt were all wet so i believe thats what it was from" but my friend cant afford to spend a few 100 right now "he just bought a new car" what could have caused it? Maybe it could be fixed at home?
    8 answers · Cats · 1 day ago
  • Is it a painful death for a dog to die of suffocation?

    Best answer: As long as he did have air holes in the box, my take on this very sad event would be he was probably on his way out when you first found him. Shivering can be down to cold, but it can also be down to severe pain. Perhaps the dog had been involved in a RTA and was fatally injured. There's no point beating... show more
    Best answer: As long as he did have air holes in the box, my take on this very sad event would be he was probably on his way out when you first found him. Shivering can be down to cold, but it can also be down to severe pain. Perhaps the dog had been involved in a RTA and was fatally injured.

    There's no point beating yourself up about this - blame the RSPCA for not reacting first off, if anyone!! I bet they'd have been out with bells on, had a TV camera been anywhere near.

    With respect, your mum has no business calling you that - especially as apparently she did nothing to help this poor dog.

    ps Loving the TDs!!!!
    11 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Puppy's undercarriage looks off?

    Puppy's undercarriage looks off?

    It's swollen and red. It never looked like this before. Tonight was only time it looked that way. He never has humped a dog but my female dog has periodically sniffed that area. Currently it doesn't seem to be bothering him and he acting like his normal self.
    It's swollen and red. It never looked like this before. Tonight was only time it looked that way. He never has humped a dog but my female dog has periodically sniffed that area. Currently it doesn't seem to be bothering him and he acting like his normal self.
    7 answers · Dogs · 12 hours ago
  • My cat has developed skin sores/scabs and the only thing I changed was the soap I washed her with. What can I do ?

    I cant really afford a big vet bill right now is there anything I can do at home to make them go away ?
    I cant really afford a big vet bill right now is there anything I can do at home to make them go away ?
    7 answers · Cats · 15 hours ago
  • I touched my eye after petting my dog can bacteria enter and damage my eye?

    touched my eye after petting dog
    touched my eye after petting dog
    13 answers · Dogs · 4 days ago
  • What is your favorite dog breed?

    41 answers · Dogs · 6 days ago
  • What should I name my beetle?

    Best answer: Dynastes
    Tityus
    Dead Wood Diner
    Chunky Bug
    Magnus the Terrible
    Best answer: Dynastes
    Tityus
    Dead Wood Diner
    Chunky Bug
    Magnus the Terrible
    8 answers · Other - Pets · 2 days ago