• 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.
    30 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!
    18 answers · Dogs · 14 hours ago
  • Is it safe for cats to eat a lot of meat?

    17 answers · Cats · 19 hours 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
  • 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 · 2 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 · 1 day ago
  • Is your pet as intelligent as a human?

    My dog's name is Lady
    My dog's name is Lady
    16 answers · Dogs · 1 day 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 · 20 hours 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 · 1 day 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.
    15 answers · Cats · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a cat?

    20 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • Why do dogs attack?

    11 answers · Dogs · 23 hours ago
  • How long can i leave a dog home?

    Best answer: You are correct, a puppy can't stay home by itself for 7 hours. For one, its bladder just isn't that big. I recommend that you look into doggy daycare. It can be pricy, but it's worth it to keep your pup safe and healthy. (And from getting into everything while you're gone.) If you can't do... show more
    Best answer: You are correct, a puppy can't stay home by itself for 7 hours. For one, its bladder just isn't that big. I recommend that you look into doggy daycare. It can be pricy, but it's worth it to keep your pup safe and healthy. (And from getting into everything while you're gone.)

    If you can't do doggy daycare, then maybe you could find a dog walker to come twice during the day. A puppy can likely stay in a crate by itself for 2 hours, so if you space out walks, then that could work. As the puppy gets older, you can switch to just one walk in the middle of the day.

    You also might want to consider getting an older dog instead of a puppy. Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. It will likely already be trained. You can see its temperament from the beginning, instead of not knowing for several months. An adult dog can also stay home alone for a much longer time span. (You still probably want to get a dog walker for the middle of the day, but that's only one walk instead of two.)
    13 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Can anyone name the most dangerous fish?

    11 answers · Fish · 23 hours ago
  • How many litters can a dog have? When is it best to desex them?

    Best answer: you don't "desex" a dog. If it's a b itch, you can sterilise her. If it' s a male dog, you get him a vasectomy or castration. a vasectomy won't change his behaviour, a castration will. A female dog can have several litters, but unless there's a waiting list of people wanting to pay a... show more
    Best answer: you don't "desex" a dog. If it's a b itch, you can sterilise her. If it' s a male dog, you get him a vasectomy or castration. a vasectomy won't change his behaviour, a castration will.

    A female dog can have several litters, but unless there's a waiting list of people wanting to pay a lot of money for the puppies, there's no point in letting her go through all that. It's better for her health to not have (too) many

    I have no idea what "is being bred just before 2" is supposed to mean
    10 answers · Dogs · 17 hours ago
  • Why does my dog hide when I play rough with him?

    I pull his legs when I play with him. And he gets all excited, shakes his tail and nibs my fingers. Then he runs and hides and immediately comes out when I tell him. Why does he hide?
    I pull his legs when I play with him. And he gets all excited, shakes his tail and nibs my fingers. Then he runs and hides and immediately comes out when I tell him. Why does he hide?
    13 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • What kind of dog do you own?

    15 answers · Dogs · 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.
    8 answers · Dogs · 4 hours ago