• I searched on the internet for a dog to adopt.I found a lady who gave me a maltese.I took the dog home but it was already pregneant.It gave?

    birth to four puppies.I called the lady who gave me the dog.She sent me people at different days to adopt the puppies.Where did she find them?They were strange.They said dont speak sweet to the puppies.Why?
    birth to four puppies.I called the lady who gave me the dog.She sent me people at different days to adopt the puppies.Where did she find them?They were strange.They said dont speak sweet to the puppies.Why?
    10 answers · Dogs · 10 hours ago
  • Pets and children arent the same thing!!!!?

    what is wrong with people! how can someone even say my dog is like my son. wtf? i agree that pets need love but they are not the same as my children. i just want to know why people see their pets as kids?
    what is wrong with people! how can someone even say my dog is like my son. wtf? i agree that pets need love but they are not the same as my children. i just want to know why people see their pets as kids?
    11 answers · Other - Pets · 19 hours ago
  • Should I feel guilty about not wanting the dog?

    When my hubby and I got married and moved in together he brought with him his 12 year old dog which he had had since she was a puppy. I'm not a fan of dogs but was ok with having her there since it was important to him. I took to the dog, I bought her food, took her for walks, loved her. We ran into an issue... show more
    When my hubby and I got married and moved in together he brought with him his 12 year old dog which he had had since she was a puppy. I'm not a fan of dogs but was ok with having her there since it was important to him. I took to the dog, I bought her food, took her for walks, loved her. We ran into an issue though because our home didn't have a doggie door and his old house did. Soon we realized that she was starting to pee on our carpets. I never got mad about it but my husband did and he actually blamed me for it. He said that since I won't allow the dog to sleep in our room at night she has free run of the house and can't let us know when she needs to go out because the door to our bedroom is closed. He said I'm selfish because I didn't want her sleeping in the room with me (due to her snoring) and I didn't want to get up in the middle of the night to let her out. It made me so mad because I didn't want the dog to start with and I felt I was compromising enough by even agreeing for her to live with us. I feel I deserve a decent night of sleep. So he gave her to his parents and she is thriving over there. She has a doggie door and is loved. However, last night my husband told me he wants her back because he misses her. I said absolutely not. I put forth so much effort into compromising and caring for that dog and got no recognition for it. Should I feel guilty for not wanting the dog back?? She is perfectly happy with his parents and he gets to see her whenever he wants.
    32 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • I find it disturbing that society cares more about dogs than people, does anyone feel the same?

    I find it deeply disturbing that people seem to care more about dogs than about their fellow humans suffering. In area where I live, there was a lady that was very ill, living in her house. Her neighbour has a dog who's excessive barker. Barks all day, and all night. If it's not sleeping or eating or taking... show more
    I find it deeply disturbing that people seem to care more about dogs than about their fellow humans suffering. In area where I live, there was a lady that was very ill, living in her house. Her neighbour has a dog who's excessive barker. Barks all day, and all night. If it's not sleeping or eating or taking a crap - it's barking. Sick lady couldn't sleep at night because the dog wouldn't stop making noise. This went to court, because there was no other way, dog's owner was uncooperative and unsympathetic to woman's pleas. Court decided that owner had to keep his dog indoors during the night hours only. And now we come to the sweet part. The media was outraged by this decision, claiming that the dog's rights were violated. They were out of their minds about it, some internet comments were that the woman complaining should be put to death, and they called her all sorts of nasty names. Please comment!
    19 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Is it safe for cats to eat a lot of meat?

    18 answers · Cats · 1 day ago
  • When should I bring my pet cat inside. How cold does it have to get?

    I have an outdoor cat, and I prefer that he stay outdoors, but I worry about him during the winter time. How cold of a temperature can a cat withstand?
    I have an outdoor cat, and I prefer that he stay outdoors, but I worry about him during the winter time. How cold of a temperature can a cat withstand?
    13 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • Boyfriends dog pees in house & is destructive when hes not at home?

    I need some options on what we could do with the dog, i'm mainly asking for my boyfriend so he can come visit me, He lives with his mom & she wants him to take care of his responsibility first. I live far away so this is a toll on our relationship if he doesn't figure it out he will not be able to meet... show more
    I need some options on what we could do with the dog, i'm mainly asking for my boyfriend so he can come visit me, He lives with his mom & she wants him to take care of his responsibility first. I live far away so this is a toll on our relationship if he doesn't figure it out he will not be able to meet my family until our early 30s or late 20s, I'm 21 now his dog is 5, This isn't something i want to wait out for it to work. I DON'T WANT TO PUT MY LIFE ON HOLD, Because he has to be at home with his dog. So we have to get something figured out for his dog & we're running out of options. He asked people he knows to watch her but all of them said no so that isn't an option for us anymore. Also giving her away isn't an option either shes a really stand offish, shy dog. He also doesn't want to kennel her while he's away. Please help, give us any advice that would help! thank you!
    10 answers · Dogs · 4 hours ago
  • My dog got pepper sprayed by one of our neighbors. HELP. WHAT CAN I DO?

    Ok so i have a male German Sheppard lab mix puppy who is about six months old. He’s very friendly but a bit rambunctious and loves to play with other dogs. I even take him to the dog park all the time. But last night one of my moms friends left the back door open and he ran outside. A neighbor happened to be... show more
    Ok so i have a male German Sheppard lab mix puppy who is about six months old. He’s very friendly but a bit rambunctious and loves to play with other dogs. I even take him to the dog park all the time. But last night one of my moms friends left the back door open and he ran outside. A neighbor happened to be walking by with her dog and of course he saw another dog so he ran up to them. I was chasing after him when i saw her spray him with something i assume either pepper spray or mace since he immediately started pawing at his face and rubbing it on the ground, he also wouldn’t open his eye. Now this wasn’t just some random neighbor, i see her quite frequently when me and my dog are running around the neighborhood. And she always has her dog, we usually run by and my dog ignores hers because he loves to run. One time we even crossed paths and they sniffed each other and then we each continued on our way. But not this time, this time she just peppersprayed him right in the face! I am beyond pissed and I’m not sure what to do. So i have a few questions, can i take legal action against her or not since he was technically off leash and everything. And will this cause him permanent damage? I’m really worried about him since he’s just a puppy.
    14 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago
  • Why does my dog turn on me?

    The first time was two years ago, he turned on me when I was arguing with my ex girlfriend. He kept barking at me, and growling at me. She had been drinking and was trying to leave and when I held her against the wall my dog jumped on me. In anger I threw him against the wall and he didn’t back down until I grabbed... show more
    The first time was two years ago, he turned on me when I was arguing with my ex girlfriend. He kept barking at me, and growling at me. She had been drinking and was trying to leave and when I held her against the wall my dog jumped on me. In anger I threw him against the wall and he didn’t back down until I grabbed a hockey stick. The second time was last night.. my sister and I were arguing about my 6 year old nephew because he keeps urinating himself and she won’t get him help. It was complete chaos, my sister knocked over my some of my things, my nephew was crying, and I grab my sister by her face; suddenly my dog jump on me a bit me. Of course it enraged me and I wanted to kill that dog.
    18 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Will you still get rabies if bit by a indoor cat who was really never gone outside?

    So we have a pet cat who is unvaccinated, but she always stay indoors, will there still be a big possibility that she have rabies? And by the way, no wild animals have broke into our house that she possibly had a fight with.
    So we have a pet cat who is unvaccinated, but she always stay indoors, will there still be a big possibility that she have rabies? And by the way, no wild animals have broke into our house that she possibly had a fight with.
    17 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • Why do people think its cruel to NOT alter your dogs?

    Just because you dont spay/neuter does not mean you want to breed them.
    Just because you dont spay/neuter does not mean you want to breed them.
    11 answers · Dogs · 19 hours ago
  • Small bump on my dog?

    She's 8 years old. There's a small bump on her ear. It's hard and definitely not a pimple. Doesn't cause her pain and it's not hairless or discolored. Not a scab. Is this something I should worry about?
    She's 8 years old. There's a small bump on her ear. It's hard and definitely not a pimple. Doesn't cause her pain and it's not hairless or discolored. Not a scab. Is this something I should worry about?
    9 answers · Dogs · 3 hours ago
  • Is your pet as intelligent as a human?

    My dog's name is Lady
    My dog's name is Lady
    16 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Help, my dogs almost killed my other dog. I don't know if I should or can forgive my other dogs :(?

    Best answer: And they did exactly what dogs do! It could have been a spat over food or toys, or the other dog may have some health issues that triggered them to attack and cull out the weakling from the pack. Keep them separated when you aren't home to supervise. This dog especially should be crated, when no one is... show more
    Best answer: And they did exactly what dogs do! It could have been a spat over food or toys, or the other dog may have some health issues that triggered them to attack and cull out the weakling from the pack.
    Keep them separated when you aren't home to supervise. This dog especially should be crated, when no one is home, since he is too injured to defend himself in another attack.

    You forgive them because they are animals. They don't share the same morals as humans. They have no concept that killing is wrong. Their instincts tell them that killing is the right way to deal with certain situations.
    10 answers · Dogs · 15 hours ago
  • Needing opinions on neuturing a dog!?

    Hello! I have a male dachsund/minature pinchser mix who is 5 months and will be getting neuterd next month when hes 6 months old but im having second thoughts about it because i dont want to put him threw unnecessary pain but i dont want to make the wrong choice. There is no way he could get to a female dog and... show more
    Hello! I have a male dachsund/minature pinchser mix who is 5 months and will be getting neuterd next month when hes 6 months old but im having second thoughts about it because i dont want to put him threw unnecessary pain but i dont want to make the wrong choice. There is no way he could get to a female dog and mate with her because we dont own a yard for him to escape and we dont know many female dogs, but i dont want him to somehow get cancer or be aggresive since i didint neuter him. So im asking for some opinions about neuturing and what u did for your dog and if any of the myths about neuturing worked or were wrong. Thanks.
    13 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a cat?

    21 answers · Cats · 3 days ago
  • My hamster actually hates me?

    My hamster hates me. Whenever I am near his cage he freezes, then runs into his hideout. And starts chattering his teeth at me (means the hamster is agitated) I didnt do anything to annoy him though. I tried to tame him, ( I waited a week) but i just don’t know how, nothing is working! I cannot get him out of the... show more
    My hamster hates me. Whenever I am near his cage he freezes, then runs into his hideout. And starts chattering his teeth at me (means the hamster is agitated) I didnt do anything to annoy him though. I tried to tame him, ( I waited a week) but i just don’t know how, nothing is working! I cannot get him out of the cage, I only stroked him a tiny bit before. I’m really frustrated I just want my hamster to love me. Any tips?
    5 answers · Rodents · 2 days ago
  • Neutering a dog?

    Best answer: ● "Neutering a dog" You haven't yet reached your actual QUESTIONS. From what you've typed, the first of your 4 or 5 questions starts at the word "after". ● "Just wondering after a dog is neutered can you still take them out for walls and can u leave them home alone also does it... show more
    Best answer: ● "Neutering a dog"

    You haven't yet reached your actual QUESTIONS. From what you've typed, the first of your 4 or 5 questions starts at the word "after".

    ● "Just wondering after a dog is neutered can you still take them out for walls and can u leave them home alone also does it help behavioral issues? What are the side affects and pros?"

    First off, there is a difference between neutering a dog (male, castration), compared with neutering a bỉtch (female, spaying or hysterectomy). Unless you clarify after clicking [Edit] then [Update] I will mostly assume that you meant to a male.

    Secondly, you haven't informed us as to the AGE at which you are intending to have your pet neutered. AGE is important.

    💥Q1: walks?
    Mine walk out of the clinic. But I don't recommend taking them for long walks until the incision is 100% healed. You do NOT want infection entering an incision. So wait until the vet has removed the stitches and checked that there is no sign of infection or "weeping" from the wound.
    Being a breeder, I don't have my bỉtches neutered unless they have developed pyometritis - which has a slower recovery than does a spaying-when-healthy. Because of the size of the belly-incision, AVOID picking her up by her belly - you DON'T want to pull the skin away from its stitches. Nor do you want to cause the dissolving INTERNAL stitches to be pulled & start leaking internally. So, with a bỉtch, make sure the vet tells you how long it takes for the internal stitches to dissolve.
    I have neutered only one dog - he was one I didn't want to breed from but his 3-years-younger sister fell in lust with him, so neutering was the most convenient way to prevent a 1:1 incest-mating and the genes for the things that were "wrong" with him from getting passed on. I collected him a few hours after the neutering. He humped his sister at the first opportunity. There was no damage to the stitches, but his scrotum swelled up for a few days - presumably his pumping action had caused a vein inside his scrotum to bleed. He was fine about it - no worries.

    💥Q2: left?
    Preferably NOT - especially until you know whether he is going to try to nibble his stitches out. If he tries that. you need to have an "Elizabethan collar" fitted. My vet makes them by cutting a head-sized hole in the bottom of a plastic bucket, drilling a series of holes a bit away from the edge of the hole, runs a cord from hole-to-hole to "lace" a leather collar to the bucket, places the thing over the dog's head then tightens the collar so that the bucket can't be flicked off or kicked off.

    💥Q3: behaviour?
    Neutering will NOT change any behaviour.
    But neutering BEFORE a hormone-based behaviour begins can prevent that behaviour ever starting.
    😖 BIG problem: The hormones involved are produced by the gonads (ovaries or testicles) and are the exact hormones required to SYNCHRONISE the stage at which the growth-plates in the legs stop making the various bones get longer. Removing those hormones too soon can result in very ill-fitting joints instead of the perfectly-fitting joints a dog or person or any other mammal NEEDS. The results might be diagnosed as arthritis, or elbow dysplasia, or hip dysplasia.

    💥Q4: side effects/pros?
    The ONLY definite gain from neutering either sex is the CERTAINTY that it cannot result in an ill-bred "surprise!" litter.
    There are very few POSSIBLE gains - mostly concerning the reduced risk of particular cancers related to the gonads (those cancers are not very common anyway) and the bỉtch developing mammary cancer.

    The AGE at which neutering is done has a BIG effect on the "cons", the "bad consequences".
    Vets PREFER to neuter at 5-6 months, because there is less to do and wounds heal quickly while the individual is still growing rapidly. But THEY don't have to put up with the most likely consequence of that too-young neutering - incontinence in old age. Indeed, they make money by supply treatments to reduce the amount piddled while sleeping, or when standing UP from having been lying down.
    After joining the group I tell people to Add to their browsers, click
    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/The_GSD_Source/links/all/Neutering_001198315291
    and read the several research reports about the various possible consequences (pros or cons) of neutering at various ages. Many of them include a statement about how high or low the risk of that consequence actually happening, based on the age at which the neutering was done.
    My recommendation is that, except when a too-young mismating happens, no neutering should be done before 10+ months old, preferably not until after 15 months old - but good readers can make up their own minds, based on the information in that site. There are also videos of the actual operations.

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    The people in them KNOW about GSDs. Plus you can include actual photos in your posts.
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    King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950; GSD breeder & trainer as of 1968
    7 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago