• What's your favorite type of dog?

    Best answer: my dog
    Best answer: my dog
    38 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?
    41 answers · 2 days ago
  • 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?
    36 answers · 3 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.
    32 answers · 4 days ago
  • Am I decreasing my dog's lifespan?

    When he was maybe a year or two, he had heart worms, it took a year to get rid of them and throughout that year we kept him inside as much as possible because that's what the vet told us to do. Since then we've kept him inside because he got used to it but he was an outside dog before all of this. We've... show more
    When he was maybe a year or two, he had heart worms, it took a year to get rid of them and throughout that year we kept him inside as much as possible because that's what the vet told us to do. Since then we've kept him inside because he got used to it but he was an outside dog before all of this. We've had him for about six years now, we still keep him inside because he has a flea allergy so he's not very active. All he does is sleep basically, I do take him places like to parks and on walks and occasionally, he has outside days where we let him get exercise and play. I fear that his lack of activity will prevent him from living a long life, he's already got white hair on his chin and it saddens me because I feel like I'm doing something wrong. It's just that I spoil him too much and he's to the point where he sometimes doesn't feel like going outside so I don't make him. Should I start making him play outside more often?
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do you have a dog that tries to talk?

    Best answer: My puppy Koda will talk to me, If I ask him a question like "are you ready for dinner" he will make little grunt sounds and get all happy and my old girl Roo LOVES to talk we will have back and fourth talks but she mainly just barks really loud but only when I talk back to her, I love it, I find it so cute
    Best answer: My puppy Koda will talk to me, If I ask him a question like "are you ready for dinner" he will make little grunt sounds and get all happy and my old girl Roo LOVES to talk we will have back and fourth talks but she mainly just barks really loud but only when I talk back to her, I love it, I find it so cute
    17 answers · 3 days 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.
    19 answers · 2 days 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.
    21 answers · 4 days 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.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Neighbor is neglecting his new puppy?

    I just really need advice on how I can legally get this puppy away from my neighbor. I grew up with him and his mom was always that lady with 50 cats and 20 dogs, but they were always new animals because they died so often. I just remember falling in love with their cute puppies when I was a girl and by the time... show more
    I just really need advice on how I can legally get this puppy away from my neighbor. I grew up with him and his mom was always that lady with 50 cats and 20 dogs, but they were always new animals because they died so often. I just remember falling in love with their cute puppies when I was a girl and by the time I'd come back to visit they would tell me the puppy died. We have two cats that came from them that escaped and ran to our house and have lived with us ever since. I don't think they even noticed they went missing and we've had them for years now. They still have scars and a missing ear from living with them. Her son, the kid I grew up with, breaks into people's houses and has been arrested. He was arrested for domestic violence. And he's been arrested multiple times for dealing drugs. He just went out and bought this beautiful white husky looking puppy and it's chained to a big tire in his back yard. We've called the police on them but they said when they went back there and looked it had food. The puppy cries ALL the time. It never stops. It howls. It wines. I've heard him yelling at it to shut up. I don't remember how their dogs always died within months to weeks of getting them. I'm just really scared that it's going to die. If you guys have any suggestions please help! Just please believe me when I say all of their animals die not long after they get them and this puppy does need help.
    9 answers · 11 hours 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 · 4 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?
    21 answers · 3 days 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...?

    Best answer: Sorry for your loss. But I would suggest that rather than expending your energy in anger or thinking about what someone else should have done, work on the things you can do going forward. If you get another dog, for example, I'd suggest you make sure you either get pet insurance, or first set aside enough... show more
    Best answer: Sorry for your loss.

    But I would suggest that rather than expending your energy in anger or thinking about what someone else should have done, work on the things you can do going forward. If you get another dog, for example, I'd suggest you make sure you either get pet insurance, or first set aside enough funds to cover such a mishap.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my puppy sniff me when I get home?

    She's a chocolate lab puppy and she always runs to me and sniffs me like crazy when I get home. Why does she sniff me and go nuts?
    She's a chocolate lab puppy and she always runs to me and sniffs me like crazy when I get home. Why does she sniff me and go nuts?
    8 answers · 12 hours 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?
    17 answers · 3 days 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.
    13 answers · 2 days ago