Rescue Dog Nervous in Car
Q.1. I have a 3.5 yr old rescue dog who is extremely nervous at the moment after a hard life.…
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Many dogs become nervous when in the car or when put into new situations. Since your dog is a rescue,

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Dog Separation Anxiety
Q.1. My dogs name is Jake, he is 2 yr old pit bull jack Russell mix and neutered. When I'm…
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Masturbatory behavior can be very tricky to assess and prevent, but you included some very important information about Jake in

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Dog has Frequent Diarrhea
Q.My dog has frequent diarrea. I feed him Canidae dog food(chicken and lamb)and a variety of brands of dried chicken…
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Frequent diarrhea can be a sign of many different types of digestive problems. I strongly recommend having your dog examined

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Foxhound puppy sometimes attacks
Q.I have a five month old female foxhound puppy. She is usually very sweet with our other dogs but whenever…
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It sounds like your girl is already showing signs of “guarding behavior”. In this case, she is guarding you, which

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Dog Fear Displacement
Q.My kitchen doesn't have a fan, and sometimes, when i am cooking, the smoke alarm goes off in the living…
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This is a classic example of fear “displacement”. A scary event happened (the smoke alarm went off) and now Jacob

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My dog has formed a stricture at the end of her esophagus
Q.1. My dog has formed a stricture at the end of her esophagus. I have had 6 very expensive procedures…
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Strictures can be very difficult to manage and I commend you for doing all that you can for your sweet

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Maltese chewing everthing
Q.2. My six year old Shih Tzu/Maltese has recently started chewing blankets and pillows. This started about a week and…
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Dogs can be very “in tune” to what is going on within the family and can sense stress or grief.

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Puppy won’t stop biting
Q.1. Help! our 4month old puppy is a relentless bitter when playing or excited. nothing will stop her.
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At 4 months of age, puppies are in a very “oral” phase of their development and they are experiencing teething.

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Boil around older dogs eye
Q.My dog is at least 13 years old. She has a small black place like a boil around her eye…
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Many of our pets can get strange “lumps and bumps” as they age, and it is always a good idea

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Aging Dog Help
Q.My senior chihuahua is starting to show signs of his old age. If he doesn't stretch when he gets up,…
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Many pet owners are seeking natural or alternative therapies and many of these can help ill or aging pets. Older

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Problem Dog Barking
Q.Our toy poodle would never ask to go out to go potty. We would regularly let her out and hope…
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Problem barking can be difficult to curb and ignoring them can be an exercise in futility. Sometimes though, ignoring them

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Stop dog from shivering
Q.What measures to take when my pet starts having shivers? Its not only when there is a noise like bursting…
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‘Shivering’ can be a sign of many different problems. Some dogs, especially older ones, can develop muscle weakness that can

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Dog is limping on left leg
Q.I noticed my dog is limping on left leg. I examined her to see if she was in pain but…
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In any case of pain, swelling and lameness, I recommend that your veterinarian examine your dog as soon as possible.

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Neutering a dog to prevent fighting
Q.We are about three weeks away from adding a male great dane puppy to our family. Currently Shadow is a…
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Neutering your dog is a big decision and it may be a wise one in the long run for several

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Dog Faking having to go Potty
Q.Our 2 yr. old does this same thing every night. She comes to us and goes through all the motions…
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Barking is a very common method of communication that dogs use, ‘talking’ not only to humans and dogs but other

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Cat Losing Teeth
Q.6. My cat is male, indoors, and about 12 years old. I have had him since a kitten so I…
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The only way to know for sure why the tooth fell out and the cause of the black spot is

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Dog has Started Killing Kittens
Q.My dog has started killing kittens. He's 4 years old, we live on 6 acres of land with out buildings.…
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Predatory behavior in dogs can be very hard to correct, as it is a natural instinct. Often dogs who hunt

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Dog bites our other dog unexpectedly
Q.4. Have a Blue Heeler mix (20 months old) and a Aussie Shepherd (15 weeks old. They have been together…
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Instances of biting can be worrying, especially when it is completely unexpected and without warning. It is especially concerning in

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Teaching a German Shepherd to Play
Q.I saved a 3 yr old German Shepherd mix from the euthanize list. She lived for 4 mo at the…
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Large dogs often have a LARGE amount of energy, as you have discovered. The German Shepherd Dog is an intelligent

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Feeding your dog before hunting?
Q.I read an article by Scott Linden that stated that you should not feed your dog before you take it…
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I disagree with Scott Linden, as working dogs need to eat breakfast in order to have enough energy to last

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