• If pitbulls are so evil, how come they've never attacked handlers as service dogs?

    People with disabilities are one of our most vulnerable demographics. It would be so easy for the villainous mastermind that is the inherently violent pitbull to take their master out.
    People with disabilities are one of our most vulnerable demographics. It would be so easy for the villainous mastermind that is the inherently violent pitbull to take their master out.
    15 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Should i get Rottweiler or German shepherd?

    For a family of 7, including a 3 and 6 year old.
    For a family of 7, including a 3 and 6 year old.
    11 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Is this cruel?

    My German shepherd is a year old my parents keep him in a crate all day letting him in the yard a few times a day he always has water in his crate it’s in our house and we feed him enough So I just want to know is this cruel
    My German shepherd is a year old my parents keep him in a crate all day letting him in the yard a few times a day he always has water in his crate it’s in our house and we feed him enough So I just want to know is this cruel
    22 answers · 4 days ago
  • Best dry food to feed a puppy?

    When I adopted my puppy recently, the shelter sent me home with a large bag of Fromm puppy food. My vet told me the food is basically “garbage.” He recommended Eukanuba, Iams, or Hills Science Diet. I’ve looked at the ingredients on some of the recommended brands and they contain chicken by-product meal, which I... show more
    When I adopted my puppy recently, the shelter sent me home with a large bag of Fromm puppy food. My vet told me the food is basically “garbage.” He recommended Eukanuba, Iams, or Hills Science Diet. I’ve looked at the ingredients on some of the recommended brands and they contain chicken by-product meal, which I heard isn’t healthy. What’s a brand that you’ve had great experience with?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is wrong with my dog?!?

    What is wrong with my dog?!?

    I have an American Bulldog, and over the last 3-4 months he has gotten these lumps and dots all over his body, they aren’t painful, but some of them burst and they become open wounds, and then become painful. I have taken him to 4 different vets and none of them know exactly what it is, it’s not cancer or anything,... show more
    I have an American Bulldog, and over the last 3-4 months he has gotten these lumps and dots all over his body, they aren’t painful, but some of them burst and they become open wounds, and then become painful. I have taken him to 4 different vets and none of them know exactly what it is, it’s not cancer or anything, we have had that rules out, but I was wondering if it was something like Pyoderma, or if not, I’d anyone has ever seen or experienced anything like it. I just want to help him, and I don’t know what I can do to accomplish that.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are your favorite doggie breeds?

    Best answer: The thing about dogs is that the differences are all good and make for individual relationships with each human. We only had 3 dogs in our adult life, each living to old age and being part of the family. Our first dog was a border collier mix and she was so smart that she asserted herself into the family routines... show more
    Best answer: The thing about dogs is that the differences are all good and make for individual relationships with each human. We only had 3 dogs in our adult life, each living to old age and being part of the family. Our first dog was a border collier mix and she was so smart that she asserted herself into the family routines and helped. Our second dog was a sheltie and she knew that she was pretty, but sensitive, always wanting to do the right thing. Our third dog was a poodle, who adapted to our older life style and was a a perfect companion. One of our satisfactions in life is that the kids and dogs we got all turned out well.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why did three puppies die in a litter of 11 after vaccinations>?

    We are purchasing a puppy, they were checked by the vet last week at their 7 week appointment, were vaccinated and sent home. Everything was fine, but then a few started to get sick and one died. Then over the weekend 2 more died, and two more were ill, but got better. We are hesitant to move forward, and don t... show more
    We are purchasing a puppy, they were checked by the vet last week at their 7 week appointment, were vaccinated and sent home. Everything was fine, but then a few started to get sick and one died. Then over the weekend 2 more died, and two more were ill, but got better. We are hesitant to move forward, and don t know if it s hereditary or if it s just a fluke with a few of the weaker pups. When the pups were checked over the weekend, (due to the other two dying), one had worms - they were then all treated for worms again. The puppy we re getting has been fine the whole time. Has this ever happened before? We re paying over $1,000 for the puppy, and just don t want to get screwed in the long run. I know it s always a gamble - but we thought it was strange three died after vaccinations. HELP!
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it legal for my parents to put my dog down?

    Best answer: You can only adopt or own a dog if you are a LEGAL adult; age 18 or OLDER. They cannot put the dog down before reading THE ADOPTION CONTRACT they signed. I will bet they have to RETURN the dog, if they no longer want it or find it suitable. No, you DO NOT put a dog down for fighting WITH another dog IN the... show more
    Best answer: You can only adopt or own a dog if you are a LEGAL adult; age 18 or OLDER. They cannot put the dog down before reading THE ADOPTION CONTRACT they signed. I will bet they have to RETURN the dog, if they no longer want it or find it suitable.

    No, you DO NOT put a dog down for fighting WITH another dog IN the same HOME. That is an EXTREME overreaction. Instead, if you are responsible adults, you institute MANAGEMENT, and PREVENTION (now that you know this can happen) and obviously there is not ENOUGH obedience training - since neither dog could be called OFF. So everybody needs MORE training or a refresher course. And one or more dogs may be resource guarding, so speak to an animal behaviorist as to WHY this happened, which your original adoption center can help you with.

    I would POINT OUT, that according to you - that the smaller dog INSTIGATED the attack. Again, (legally) if these dogs had been on leashes & owned by two different people -the larger more powerful dog, CANNOT be faulted for fighting back, when it DID NOT START the fight. That is INSANE! It is an "over reaction" to cover up GUILT or misplaced anger, to a lack of watchfulness or lack of responsibility - in allowing THIS TO HAPPEN. The humans in the home are 100% RESPONSIBLE, really not either dog. If they had left a loaded gun out or easily accessible, and a child had been shot while playing with it, would they then insist that the owner of the gun be put down? (I bet NOT!)

    You can muzzle both dogs, and/or use a crate or indoor/outdoor kennel system for keeping the dogs APART (100% of the time, IMO) or being unable to fight WITH each other, if loose. Both dogs should be muzzled if loose at the same time, but I would rotate dogs, as to WHO is loose and divide up the house via: locked doors, Dutch doors, or TALLER, stronger baby gates or child doorway barriers (that you make sure Ice can't get over or jump).

    PS having TWO male dogs in the same home, is never advisable, versus opposite gender dogs. I hope BOTH are neutered. If not neutering should be done, ASAP. Un-neutered dogs are 75% more likely to get into dog fights. It also is NOT recommended that breeds NOT BE more than 25 pounds difference, in size as adults, so as to prevent or lessen the chance of even unintended injuries, when playing. Your adoption group did not follow EITHER widely recommended suggestion, if they "KNEW" you had another dog - when you got Ice from them.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Please help?

    I’m moving to a new country soon and I have to leave my dogs in America. I don’t know what to do without them. I don’t have any other friends but them. How do I coupe with this please help.
    I’m moving to a new country soon and I have to leave my dogs in America. I don’t know what to do without them. I don’t have any other friends but them. How do I coupe with this please help.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can a dog become possessive of someone they just met?

    Today I met my brothers 2 year old pitbull terrier. Sweetest dog in the world. I noticed she would come stand by my feet and would almost act like she s guarding me. Never shown aggression but that was just the vibe I got. A neighbors dog came in and tried coming to me and she would jump at him and nudge him away... show more
    Today I met my brothers 2 year old pitbull terrier. Sweetest dog in the world. I noticed she would come stand by my feet and would almost act like she s guarding me. Never shown aggression but that was just the vibe I got. A neighbors dog came in and tried coming to me and she would jump at him and nudge him away as if to say stay away. I could feel the tension rising in the air so we made the other dog go out and she went back to lay by my feet. My question is why would she show this kind of behavior to someone she just met? She doesn t even do this with my brother so we are all confused. I guess we just had a special connection.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What would a bet recommend for pink eye?

    My puppy as an abnormal amount of drainage from her left eye. It might not be pink eye; but, what would I expect from a vet visit.
    My puppy as an abnormal amount of drainage from her left eye. It might not be pink eye; but, what would I expect from a vet visit.
    18 answers · 5 days ago
  • My dog got diabetes 6 months ago. Am I wrong or a bad person for wanting him to hurry up and die? i mean, hes a dog...?

    taking care of him is a big hassle and im over it. at this point i only have resentment. hes 10 years old and happy. i told myself id put him down if he ever looks like hes suffering. but hes just a happy dog. like all the time. i didnt get a dog to put in all this work. #notworthit im very upset. never... show more
    taking care of him is a big hassle and im over it. at this point i only have resentment. hes 10 years old and happy. i told myself id put him down if he ever looks like hes suffering. but hes just a happy dog. like all the time. i didnt get a dog to put in all this work. #notworthit im very upset. never getting a dog ever again...
    7 answers · 18 hours ago